Why did Barack Hussein Obama make the famous ‘One-Finger ISIS’ salute at the African Leaders’ Summit in Washington D.C.?

A photo taken at last August’s U.S.-African Leaders’ Summit in Washington D.C. might shed considerable light. It shows Barack Hussein Obama flashing the one-finger affirmation of the Islamic State to dozens of African delegates.


American Thinker  The Associated Press took this astonishing photo as the African dignitaries joined Obama, who hosted the event, in a State Department auditorium for a group photograph.  It was published in an article in Britain’s Daily Mail, and it was the only use ever of the photo.

The one-finger display is the distinctive Muslim gang sign (most notably the sign of ISIS): The index finger points straight up while the thumb wraps underneath and presses against the digital phalange of the middle finger.  The remaining fingers are squeezed against the palm in order to highlight the extended forefinger.  

ISIS jihadist with ISIS flag and one-finger ISIS salute

ISIS jihadist with ISIS flag and one-finger ISIS salute

The extended finger is symbolic of the one-God concept of Muhammad and is understood by all believers to be a symbolic shahada, the Muslim affirmation of faith: There is but one God and Muhammad is his messenger.

Thus when believers stick their index finger in the air, they demonstrate they are partisans of Muhammad’s God concept.  And they also affirm their belief in Muhammad’s claim he was the interface between God and man. They also demonstrate they are part of the umma, the exclusive transtribal supertribe of believers that Muhammad started 1,400 years ago.

With his forefinger in the air, Obama affirmed his membership in this tribe.


African dignitaries understood, and a range of reactions can be detected among the ones who observed the gesture: amusement, surprise, curiosity, disapproval, contempt.  

Note the reactions of Abdelilah Berkirane, the prime minister of Morroco pictured just behind Obama’s left shoulder, and Ibrahim Boubacas Keita, the president of Mali in white garb and hat. They are Muslims through and through, and they are all smiles. They knew what Obama’s upright forefinger meant.

The reaction of Togo president Faure Gnassingbe, at the top row second to the left, is less approving.  Through his face you can read the mind of this Sorbonne- and George Washington University educated leader. His mind is screaming, “You gotta be kidding!”

Faure Gnassingbe

Faure Gnassingbe

Gnassingbe’s country is squeezed between Benin and the Ivory Coast and is not far from Nigeria and its Boko Haram plague — perhaps a two-hour flight in a slow Cessna from Togo’s capital to the Nigerian capital, less than an hour in something faster.  

At the time of the Washington conference, Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau had just declared Borno State in northeastern Nigeria as the seat of his caliphate.  Massacres of entire villages were taking place; only a few months earlier nearly three hundred girls were abducted from a Borno secondary school.

ISIS jihadist posing with severed heads in Syria

ISIS jihadist posing with severed heads in Syria

Togo has seven million people, 50 percent animists, 30 percent Christian.  The remainder are Muslims, part of the umma. Gnassingbe and all other non-Muslims of Togo have reason to worry about radicalization of some of these members of the transtribal supertribe of Muhammad who reside among them. And so his look of disdain. “You gotta be kidding.”


Maybe it was Obama’s idea of a joke, but that is unlikely.  The finger in the air was a position statement brazenly stated.  His entire administration has been a promotion of Islam at home and abroad, and just cataloging the evidence would fill a book.  He has made this country cozy for Islam, from ordering NASA to make Muslims feel good about themselves to calling ISIS beheading victim Peter Kassig by the Muslim name that he had adopted in the vain hope of saving his life.


If only Obama’s coziness were limited to such gestures, but from the very beginning of his administration, he labored to topple the strongman governments that had kept a lid on Islamic extremism:  Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen.  Overthrowing the Syrian government was also part the program, not yet achieved but still possible.


The methodology of each was a tactic from old-school radicalism: stir up domestic trouble that triggers a crackdown, then use the reaction to discredit the government and as a pretext for stirring up greater cycles of trouble until the targeted regime is replaced.


Obama is comfortable with Islam’s extreme.  He arms such people throughout the Middle East.  He has let them into our government.  He supported the Muslim Brotherhood’s Muhammad Morsi as the replacement for Hosni Mubarak, a staunch US ally and enemy of the Muslim Brotherhood, and threatened and bullied Egypt when a massive revolt replaced Morsi with a religious moderate.


The thread of all of these efforts was the reestablishment of the Islamic caliphate, the line of successors of Muhammad that ended nearly a century ago with the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.  This has always been a Muslim Brotherhood objective.  In their grandiose plans, the reestablished caliphate would stretch across the Middle East with Jerusalem as its capital.  


The glory of Islam resurrected!  These people aspire to world domination, and the caliphate would serve as the base for an ever-expanding war on the world until domination is achieved.  That was always the goal of their role model.  Muhammad ordered his followers to make Islam the only religion — to create a universal umma.  As with Obama, they are just following orders.


There is nothing in Obama’s head that is American.  He is an antithetical American, a polar opposite of its values that he is routinely undermining.  He is an unabashed member of the transtribal supertribe that Muhammad created 1,400 years ago; he is of the umma, not of America.  His finger in the air at the African Leaders’ Conference is unambiguous evidence.





Gov. Bobby Jindal: “Don’t worry, we’ve got the ‘Medieval Christian Threat’ under control”

LOUISIANA Governor Bobby Jindal mocks the Muslim-in-Chief for his biased anti-Christian depiction of the Crusades at the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday.


Mediaite  Barack Hussein Obama yesterday obliquely addressed the controversy over his administration abject refusal to refer to terrorist groups like the Islamic State (ISIS) as “Islamic.” The president said that plenty of horrible things have been done in the name of Christianity, like the Inquisition and the Crusades.

Obama’s gotten some mockery from the right for referencing events from hundreds of years ago, and today Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindaljoined the fray. In a statement today, he says the president really isn’t addressing the pressing issue of terrorism and instead giving people a history lesson. And then came the mocking:

“We will be happy to keep an eye out for runaway Christians, but it would be nice if he would face the reality of the situation today. The Medieval Christian threat is under control Mr. President. Please deal with the radical Islamic threat today.”





Obama’s “secret” meeting with Muslim leaders wasn’t about Islamic terrorism but about increasing Democrat support for Muslim supremacists in America

Barack Hussein Obama quietly met with a group of radical Muslim political activists in the White House Feb. 4th to provide them with even more Muslim outreach programs than ever before.


Daily Caller  The meeting didn’t focus on U.S. foreign policy or Islamic jihadi attacks. Instead, it was Obama’s outreach to a growing Democratic-affiliated political constituency, similar to other meeting with environmental, African-American or Latino political groups.

The president “encouraged the [Muslim] participants to remain civically engaged (aka civilization jihad) in their communities, and told them that he looked forward to seeking additional opportunities to continue the discussion (along with the Muslim Brotherhood members in his Regime) of these and other Muslim issues,” said a White House statement released after the meeting.


The immigrant Muslim population has grown by roughly 1 million since 2000, up to almost 2.7 million (Hear that CAIR? Not the 8 million number you keep touting) in 2013. The population has grown because the Obama Regime has accepted many Muslim-only migrants from war-torn Muslim countries, such as Somalia and Syria.

They want federal jobs for their allies, diplomatic support for allied Islamist movements in the Middle East, the stigmatization of criticism of Islam, plus the legal authority for U.S.-based Islamic jihadists to independently police zealous U.S.-based Muslims who are preparing to become jihadis.


“We spoke about the current environment, and what faith-based organizations like ours can do to assist the president…. [in] different ways, both domestic and international,” Azhar Azeez, the Indian-born president of the Islamic Society of North America, told The Daily Caller. The society is the umbrella organization for several radical Islamic groups in the United States.


The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a group with Muslim Brotherhood origins and an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror-financing trial


The U.S. government stated that ISNA is a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity when it designated it as an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation. A federal judge upheld  the designation in 2009 because of “ample” evidence linking ISNA to Hamas. A U.S. Muslim Brotherhood memo lists ISNA and several of its components among “our organizations and the organizations of our friends,” and a 1988 document says it is part of the Brotherhood “apparatus.”


“We want to ensure that American Muslim involvement, especially from young jihadis, are part of the process and at the highest levels,” read a post-meeting statement from Hoda Elshishtawy, a former Democratic Hill staffer who attended the meeting on behalf of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. “The impact of having American Muslims serving at Cabinet-level and Undersecretary positions will demonstrate that American Muslims really are part of the process.”

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“It was a great meeting, basically a listening meeting for the president, listening to the concerns of the community,” said Dean Obeidallah, a failed Muslim comedian and left wing Muslim advocate and writer.

One problem is “anti-Muslim bigotry, and we’re seeing people demonize Muslims,” said Obeidallah. Because of Americans’ criticism of Islam, “young Muslims are growing up stigmatized.” (Yes, rampant Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with it)

Dean Obeidallah (right)

Dean Obeidallah (right)

Since 2001, observant Muslims have launched murderous attacks on many American civilians and soldiers, alongside their jihad attacks on people in India, Israel, Spain, England, and most recently, in France.

In response to Americans’ criticism of the Islamic aggression, Obama has repeatedly denounced criticism of Islam. In 2012, for example, the president of the United States told the United Nation’s General Assembly meeting that ”the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”


Although his goals are partisan, Obama’s political outreach to American Muslims is partly conducted via Muslim religious groups. For example, at least two major Islamic religious leaders attended the meeting.

They were Mohamed Magid, a former president of ISNA, and Sherman Jackson, the leading African-American Muslim advocate for orthodox Sunni Islam. Jackson is a former board member of the Fiqh Council of North America, which issues authorative religious edicts, dubbed “fatwas,” for observant Muslims. Despite the Islamic Society of North America’s Muslim Brotherhood origins the White House views it as a top partner.

The FIQH Council continues to be an affiliate of ISNA, advising and educating its members and officials on matters related to the application of ShariÌah in their individual and collective lives in the North American environment.

ISNA President Mohamed Magid

ISNA President Mohamed Magid

In late 2013, the Fiqh Council issued a religious critique of the Islamic claims made by the violent Islamic State army in northern Syria. In turn, that critique was attacked as evasive and deceptive by some critics of Islam. The statement did not identify any of the 14 or 15 attendees from the immigrant Muslim population.

Obama’s meeting did not include any observant Muslims (Like Dr. Zuhdi Jasser) who openly criticize the radical ideas that are central to Islam.

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser led a group of about 10 Muslims who came out in support of the NYPD

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser led a group of about 10 Muslims who came out in support of the NYPD

The meeting was organized by Farhana Khera, a Muslim lawyer who has campaigned against the post-9/11 police oversight of Islamic communities, and the public’s criticism of Islamic ideas. In 2010, she complained about the arrest and deportation of a Muslim cleric who had met with FBI officials and subsequently warned a U.S-based jihadi about police surveillance. Khera declined to comment when asked about the meeting.


Khera worked with Obama’s deputy for Muslim outreachGeorge Selim, to set up the meeting. Selim attended the meeting, but declined to talk to TheDC.


In June 2012, Selim told TheDC that Obama’s deputies had held hundreds of meetings with CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations. Since 2001, several employees and former employees of that group has been been jailed or deported for jihadi-related crimes.


Before the meeting, White House statements described the meeting as outreach to a political constituency. “What the president is hoping to do is to have a broader conversation about the wide range of issues that are of importance to the Muslim American community.” spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday, before the meeting took place.

A statement after the meeting said “the President thanked the participants for their work in a variety of fields and for coming together to offer views on issues of importance to their communities.”




“Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu spat in our face,” whines Obama Regime

Barack ObamaThe White House’s outrage over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to speak before Congress in March — a move he failed to coordinate with the administration — began to seep through the diplomatic cracks today, with officials telling far left Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, that the Israeli leader had “spat” in  Obama’s face.

Times of Israel  We thought we’ve seen everything,” the newspaper quoted an unnamed senior US official as saying. “But Bibi managed to surprise even us. “There are things you simply don’t do. He spat in our face publicly and that’s no way to behave. Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price,” he said.


Officials in Washington said that the “chickenshit” epithet — with which an anonymous administration official branded Netanyahu several months ago — was mild compared to the language used in the White House when news of Netanyahu’s planned speech came in.

In his address the Israeli leader is expected to speak about stalled US-led nuclear negotiations with Iran, and to urge lawmakers to slap Tehran with a new round of tougher sanctions in order to force it to comply with international demands. The Mossad intelligence service on Thursday went to the rare length of issuing a press statement to deny claims, cited by Kerry, that its chief Tamir Pardo had told visiting US politicians that he opposed further sanctions.

Haaretz reported that Obama had personally demanded that Netanyahu tone down his pro-sanctions rhetoric in a phone call between the two last week. The president has said a sanctions bill would cripple negotiations with Iranian leaders at a critical stage, and has threatened to veto such a bill should it come through.

"I hate your guts, Jewboy"

“I hate your guts, Jewboy”

The Washington Post reported that Netanyahu’s apparent disrespect for the US leadership was particularly offensive to Secretary of State John Kerry, who over the past month had made frenzied efforts on Israel’s behalf on the world stage — making dozens of calls to world leaders to convince them to oppose a UN Security Council resolution which would have set a timeframe for the establishment of a Palestinian state.

"I hate yours more, boy"

“Of course you do, you’re a Muslim”

“The secretary’s patience is not infinite,” a source close to Kerry told the Post. “The bilateral relationship is unshakable. But playing politics with that relationship could blunt Secretary Kerry’s enthusiasm for being Israel’s primary defender.”

The White House said Thursday that Obama would not meet with Netanyahu when he travels to Washington. Kerry will also not meet with Netanyahu. Netanyahu will be in Washington in part for a March 3 address to a joint session of Congress. House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu to speak to Congress without consulting the Obama administration.


The White House initially reacted icily to Netanyahu’s plans to address Congress, an appearance apparently meant to bolster opposition to a nuclear deal with Iran as it is currently shaping up, as well as opposition to new sanctions against Tehran.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest suggested Wednesday that Netanyahu and Boehner had broken with protocol in not informing Obama of the prime minister’s travel plans. “We haven’t heard from the Israelis directly about the trip at all,” he said, adding the White House would “reserve judgment” about any possible face-to-face meeting until explanations are made.

"You know where you can stick that finger, don't you, Barry?"

“You know where you can stick that finger, don’t you, Barry?”

“The typical protocol would suggest that the leader of a country would contact the leader of another country when he is traveling there. That is certainly how President Obama’s trips are planned,” explained Earnest.

Speaking several hours after Earnest, top US diplomat Kerry said Netanyahu was welcome to give a speech at “any time” in the United States. But Kerry agreed it had been a “little unusual” to hear about the Israeli leader’s speech to US Congress next month from the office of Boehner and not via the usual diplomatic channels.



Israel and the United States are close allies, but personal relations between Obama and Netanyahu have reportedly deteriorated over the years. The pair have publicly clashed over Israeli settlement building in Israel in the West Bank and about how to tackle Iran’s disputed nuclear program.

In November the already faltering ties between the leaders were served a new blow when an anonymous US official was quoted calling Netanyahu a “chickenshit” in an article published by journalist Jeffrey Goldberg in the American magazine The Atlantic. The article portrayed the rift between the United States and Israel as a “full-blown crisis.”

"I want him arrested when he gets here, Eric. Make up something."

“I want him arrested when he gets here, Eric. Make up something.”



OBAMA & KERRY creating illegal Palestinian Muslim militia at U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem

Plan to give 35 Palestinian Muslim security guards weapons draws fire from Israeli guards, three of whom quit in protest. The US Consulate in Jerusalem is training a force of potential Palestinian terrorists from East Jerusalem to serve as armed guards, which is against Israeli law. (Hey Bibi, kick the American bums out of your country)

YNET News  A scandal has erupted in the American Consulate in Jerusalem, as three Israeli security guards have quit following a plan to hire 35 armed Palestinian guards from East Jerusalem. The Palestinians have been undergoing weapons training in Jericho in recent days.

The decision to hire and arm the Palestinian security personnel was made by the consulate’s chief security officer (and known Jew-hater), Dan Cronin. The plan is to employ them mostly as escorts to American diplomats’ convoys in the West Bank. Their operating base will be at the consulate in the city’s west, as well as six other facilities around the city belonging to the consulate, of which five are in western Jerusalem.


The plan is a breach of a 2011 agreement between the consulate and the Israeli government, which determined that only former IDF combat soldiers hired by the consulate would be allowed to carry weapons. That year, Israel gave the consulate approval to keep about 100 guns for its security guards, but only if they’re American diplomats or Israelis who served in the army. While the consulate employs scores of guards from East Jerusalem, they have not been armed up until now. 

Sources said that a change in attitude towards Israelis in the consulate began about a year and a half ago, when Cronin began his tenure. Employees claimed that since then, seven Israeli guards were fired, compared to one Palestinian. Three Israeli guards quit recently in protest of Cronin’s decision, and said he has been training the Palestinian guards at an American facility in Jericho. Some of the security guards were even flown to the US for training, they said. 


Workers who were employed by the consulate accused Cronin of a callous attitude towards the Israelis and of voicing pro-Palestinian remarks. “The law in Israel is merely advice to him,” they said. “Cronin does what he wants. He doesn’t want the Israelis in the consulate.”

According to these sources, some of the Palestinian guards have been arrested in the past for throwing stones, or have relatives who were convicted of terrorist activity. “The consulate’s conduct is extremely biased towards the Palestinian side, and Cronin is actually raising an armed militia of Palestinians in the consulate. They’re trained in weapons use, Krav Maga, and tactical driving. This is irresponsible. Who is ensuring that putting this weaponry in Palestinian hands will not lead to terror?

The most senior advisor to the consul general is a Palestinian who served time in Israeli prison because of membership in the PLO. Another employee is related to one of the leaders of Hamas in Jerusalem, Mohammed Hassan Abu Tir, who has served numerous sentences in Israel’s penal system.



Outgoing Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) says, “Barack Hussein Obama has embraced the agenda of Islamic jihad at every turn”

156570524516264354_YtZh4LKO_c-vi“I have been very surprised to see the president of the United States, at every turn, cut the legs off of our ally Israel, and in fact embrace and lift up the agenda of Islamic jihad,” she said in an interview (below) released Wednesday with “Washington Watch, a radio show.


The Hill  Bachmann criticized the president for writing to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to encourage a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program. “This really is a spiritual battle that we’re dealing with,” she added. “And while the president continues to say that this is not about the religion of Islam, I beg to differ.”

Bachmann said she spoke to Obama at this year’s White House Christmas party and encouraged him to take action against Iran. But she said the president mocked her concerns. “He laughed at me condescendingly, and he said, ‘Well, Michele, it isn’t that easy. But that’s OK.’ Like patting me on the head, like I didn’t know what I was talking about,” she said.

It’s not the first time Bachmann has made controversial comments about Islam. In 2012, she said that Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin had ties to the extremist Muslim Brotherhood. Her decision to retire leaves House Republicans without one of their more outspoken conservative voices.


SYDNEY SIEGE hostage taker told Barack Hussein Obama to stop hiding his (Muslim) religion


ISIS-supporter, Sheikh Haron (Man Haron Monis), the Sydney hostage taker, had an extensive website (currently down) where he posted open letters to assorted politicians. These included a letter to Obama written during his original campaign.

12 June 2008
Senator Barack Obama
713 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510 USA


Dear Brother Barack Obama

I got your message. Hiding the religion for political purposes is not permitted. When a Muslim is asked about her/his religion, she/he must tell the truth. You think it is permissible by Shariah law to hide your religion to achieve some positions to be able to help Islam and to give a better service to Muslims. You are wrong, Shariah law doesn’t allow you to do so, your reason for hiding your religion Islamically is not a legitimate reason.

You must rely on Allah (SWT) and avoid the satanic style of politics. If Allah wants you to be the President of the United States of America, you will definitely be the president, no matter you hide your religion or not, no matter you lie to American people or you tell the truth, so it is not worth to commit a big sin just for political purposes.

You will be apostate by denying your religion, I advise you to avoid such a big sin. You must have trust in Allah, you must always remember that  Allah has the absolute power to help you to become the President even if you tell the truth that you are a Muslim. Our rely must be only on Allah.

You will be the President but it doesn’t worth to be a President by selling out your religion, it is not worth to lose hereafter which is permanent life for this short term life. You will be the President but this is a test from  Allah to show to people that Senator Barack Obama chooses the right path or the satanic tactic. I advise you to be careful to pass this test of  Allah successfully. May  Allah guide all of us. Ameen.

Kind regards,

Sheikh Haron

h/t Daniel Greenfield




BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA reportedly plans to stab Israel in the back by voting with Israel’s enemies at the UN


In keeping with the administration’s apparent strategy of alienating the one real ally his country has in the Middle East, reports are surfacing that Barack Hussein Obama is close to stabbing the Jewish state in the back in international diplomacy.

Breitbart  Several cabinet ministers inside Israel’s government claim that Obama has formally notified Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the U.S. may plan a major break in relations with the Jewish state.


The U.S. would reportedly start voting with Israel’s enemies at the United Nations if the Jewish state does not capitulate to various Obama administration diktats. Such demands would pose existential risks to the survival of the Jewish state, such that no elected Israeli leader could possibly accept them.

According to a cabinet minister interviewed by an Algemeiner Journal reporter, “The prime minister told colleagues in recent days … that his office’s understanding of the issue and the government’s take on it is that the Americans will not cast a veto against a resolution that reaches the Security Council.”


If true, and if the White House does issue about-face orders to the United States delegation at the UN, Israel would find itself more isolated and diplomatically exposed than ever since its founding in 1948. If the U.S. stops exercising its vetos of anti-Israel resolutions in the Security Council, Israel would find itself exposed to mandatory, punitive, perhaps even devastating international sanctions, boycotts, and isolation.

A UN Security Council resolution under active consideration now would demand that Israel withdraw completely from all territories acquired in the 1967 Six Day War no later than 2016 or face binding and crippling international sanctions. 


More than 75% of the territory captured by Israel in 1967 was already “returned” to Egypt as part of the Peace Treaty of 1979. Other territories include Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city; Judea and Samaria, commonly referred to as the West Bank, the ancient heart of biblical Israel; and the Gaza Strip, from which Israel unilaterally withdrew in 2005.         

Officials with the Palestinian Authority claim they have already secured seven of the necessary nine “yes” votes needed to pass a resolution in the 15-member Security Council. A UN Security Council resolution can be vetoed by one of the five permanent members of the body, of which the U.S. is one. 

Just over a month ago, President Obama said that his White House meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister “gives us an opportunity once again to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel, and our ironclad commitment to making sure that Israel is secure.”  Should reports be true, bipartisan reaction from the U.S. Congress is certain to be ferociously opposed to the President’s move. 




OBAMA STATE DEPARTMENT promotes Canadian Muslim Pro-Jihad Handbook rejected by Canadian Police

jihad-america-e1329435284195The U.S. State Department endorsed  a controversial anti-terror handbook published by Canada’s Muslim community that refers to jihad as “noble” and urges law enforcement to avoid using terms such as “Islamic extremism.” The handbook, published earlier this month by two Canadian Muslim community organizations, was so controversial that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) flatly rejected the manual and ordered its officers not to use it.

Free Beacon  Yet the State Department’s official anti-terrorism Twitter feed, called Think Again Turn Away, endorsed the controversial handbook on Twitter and linked to a positive article about it.

The handbook, titled United Against Terrorism, has become a contentious issue for the RCMP since its release. Several sections of the guide instruct Muslim community members not to cooperate with police while others claim jihad “is a noble concept.” The RCMP ultimately decided to reject the book, citing its “adversarial tone.”

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“After a final review of the handbook, the RCMP could not support the adversarial tone set by elements of the booklet and therefore directed RCMP Manitoba not to proceed with this initiative,” the police force said in a statement posted on its website.

The handbook itself recommends that “intelligence and law enforcement officials” should “avoid terms such as ‘Islamist terrorism’, ‘Islamicism’, and ‘Islamic extremism’ in favor of more accurate terms such as ‘al Qaeda inspired extremist,’” according to one section of the handbook, which still bears RCMP’s official logo.


Law enforcement officials also are told to “discontinue any inappropriate information gathering techniques including (but not limited to) showing up at workplaces, intimidating newcomers, questioning individuals religiosity, and discouraging legal representation,” according to the handbook.

The term “jihad” also is not appropriate to use, according to the handbook, a copy of which was first published by Canada’s CBC News. “Do not refer to terrorists as ‘jihadis,’” the manual states. “This only emboldens them and gives them a legitimate status in the eyes of the vulnerable. Terrorism is not jihad. Jihad is a noble concept in Islam.”


Other sections tell the Muslim community that they are under no obligation to speak to the police about individuals who may be suspected of having extremist ties.

“The  tweet you are referring to features a repost of information from a Globe and Mail report on a new booklet produced by the RCMP and two Islamic groups,” said State Department spokeswoman Carolyn Glassman. “CSCC was simply sharing information about a new product related to counterterrorism. Our reposting does not connote an endorsement.”

The State Department’s endorsement of the guidebook struck some Twitter users as curious. This is not the first time that the State Department has run into trouble as a result of it tweets.


The department’s Counterterrorism Bureau (CT Bureau) was forced to issue multiple apologies earlier this year after it endorsed on Twitter a radical Muslim cleric who backed a fatwa calling for the murder of U.S. troops.

Terrorism analyst and reporter Patrick Poole said that the State Department’s tweet of the controversial handbook is a sign of what he called its disjointed policies.

“This is a testament to how absurd this administration’s counter-terrorism policies have become—promoting a publication the Canadian government has publicly rejected because they realized this booklet would do more to radicalize than to actually deradicalize,” he said.


“From letting members of designated terrorist groups into the White House, backing the Muslim Brotherhood in the so-called ‘Arab Spring’, responding to demands of Islamic groups to purge counter-terror training materials, to endorsing extremist Islamic clerics like Sheikh Bin Bayyah only then to have to apologize, and now this,” he said. “To describe it as a series of missteps is a gross understatement. This is a coordinated campaign of counter-terror catastrophe.”


In a fit of rage, Obama snaps at U.S. military brass: “Don’t you dare try and paint all of Islam with the same brush”


Showing his Muslim stripes, Obama threw a hissy fit and stomped out of a Pentagon meeting about the bombing campaign against ISIS over remarks allegedly tying the Islamic State (ISIS) to Islam.

UMB (h/t Free)  His tantrum reportedly took place in the afternoon of last week just prior to the president’s departure to Camp David. It was an informal briefing on the expanded bombing campaigns to take place in both Syria and Iraq. Halfway through the already very brief briefing, President Obama stood up clearly agitated, and walked out of the room.

The casually dressed Obama returned to the briefing moments later with a senior adviser alongside him, though his mood continued to indicate he was still very upset.


The senior adviser made a couple pointed remarks to the Pentagon representatives, reminded them the president had already had a very busy day, and then both she and the president once again left the room.

Within seconds, Barack Obama returned again to the just concluded briefing, pointing at the still seated Pentagon staff and indicating how “inappropriate” it was to “try and paint all of Islam with the same brush.” The president repeated similar remarks, his mood going from agitation to outrage. His voice carried to several other West Wing offices.

The senior adviser, who did not originally return with the president into the briefing, suddenly re-appeared alongside him,  as well as the president’s personal aide. She was smiling, and telling everyone “we’re done here” which she repeated several times and then led the president back out into the hallway.



BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA is blocking missile shipments paid for by Israel on behalf of his pals from Hamas


Obama Regime officials stop missile transfer, order all future transfers to be scrutinized in sign of Obama’s further hostility toward the Jewish state. 

INN (h/t Susan K)  A new report reveals that US President Barack Obama’s administration stopped a shipment of missiles to Israel late last month and tightened weapons shipment procedures to Israel, as tensions between the two nations grow amid Operation Protective Edge.

The report in the Wall Street Journal, released Wednesday night, cites US officials in Obama’s administration, who say they discovered Israel had requested a large number of Hellfire missiles directly through military-to-military channels. An initial batch of the missiles was about to be shipped, according to sources in Israel and the US Congress.


At that point, the Pentagon stepped in and put the transfer on hold. Further, top White House officials instructed various US military agencies to consult with the US State Department before approving any additional requests from Israel.

A senior Obama administration official was quoted in the report as sayingthe transfer shouldn’t have been a routine “check-the-box approval,” given Israel’s defensive operation in Gaza against Hamas, which is recognized as a terrorist organization by the US.

The decision to clamp down on future transfers was the equivalent of “the United States saying ‘the buck stops here. Wait a second…It’s not OK anymore,'” said the official.


A Israeli defense official confirmed the reports to Walla! on Thursday, saying “the US delayed a shipment of Hellfire missiles to the Israeli airforce.” He added “apparently it was (done) on the background of national tension” with Israel.

Obama has been at odds with Israel over the defensive operation in Gaza, making various attempts to press Israel into accepting a truce with the adamant terrorist organization of Hamas. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly responded to the pressure by telling the administration “not to ever second guess me again,” after Hamas committed one of its many ceasefire violations.


Currently a new five-day ceasefire has come into effect as of Wednesday at midnight, with Obama calling Netanyahu shortly ahead of when it came into effect to push for a “sustainable” ceasefire. According to US officials cited in the Wall Street Journal report, the Wednesday night phone call between Obama and Netanyahu was “particularly combative.”

The report noted that on July 20, ahead of the Hellfire missile cancellation, the IDF asked the US military for various munitions such as 120-mm mortar shells and 40-mm illuminating rounds, without the knowledge of Obama’s administration. Three days later the request was approved by the military, without Obama or US Secretary of State John Kerry being approached for approval, given that their approval was not required for such a transfer.


The transfer without Obama’s unnecessary approval was followed by a similar incident ahead of the Hellfire cancellation, which occurred the same day as the July 30 IDF strike on terrorists adjacent to a UN school, which the US slammed as “disgraceful.

In response, the IDF confirmed it targeted Islamic Jihad terrorists in the vicinity of the school. Previously the IDF provided video evidence that Hamas fires rockets from inside schools; further, UNRWA schools have been used in at least three cases to store Hamas rockets, after which UNRWA repeatedly returned the rockets to Hamas.

On the same day as the UN school strike, US reports said the 120-mm and 40-mm rounds had been released by the US army to the IDF, with one Obama administration official saying “we were blindsided.”


A US defense official responded, saying “there was no intent to blindside anyone. The process for this transfer was followed precisely along the lines that it should have.”

Demonstrating the tense ties between Obama’s administration and Israel, a senior official of the administration told the Wall Street Journal “we have many, many friends around the world. The United States is their (Israel’s) strongest friend.”


“The notion that they are playing the United States, or that they’re manipulating us publicly, completely miscalculates their place in the world,” added the official.

The US decision to tighten down on arms transfers to Israel comes as the UK is threatening similar actions. On Tuesday, the British government threatened to suspend 12 arms export licenses to Israel if fighting resumed in Gaza.



IDF Operation Protective Edge UPDATE: Saturday, August 2nd

Following ten days of Hamas attacks against Israel and after repeated rejections of offers to deescalate the situation, the IDF started a new phase of Operation Protective Edge. A large IDF force entered Gaza with their mission to target Hamas’ tunnels that cross under the Israel-Gaza border and enable terrorists to infiltrate Israel and carry out attacks. The IDF intends to impair Hamas’ capability to attack Israel. 


Saturday, August 2

3:43 PM: We have told Beit Lahia residents that they may return to their homes. We advised them to avoid explosives placed by Hamas across the area.

11:00 AM: Over the past 24 hours, the IDF struck 200 terror targets in the Gaza Strip, including tunnels, weapon manufacturing and storage facilities, and command and control centers. Among the targets was a Hamas military wing facility that was used for research and development of weapon manufacturing located within the Islamic University. In addition, weapon caches and Hamas command and training facilities concealed within five mosques were targeted. Earlier today, IAF aircraft targeted the launcher used to fire at Tel Aviv area earlier this morning.

6:21 AM: Moments ago Iron Dome intercepted two rockets over Tel Aviv and one over BeerSheba. 6:17 AM: Rocket sirens in Tel Aviv.

12 examples of Hamas firing rockets from civilian areas:

IDF soldiers find weapons cache and two terror tunnel openings inside mosque:

Inside one of the many terror tunnels:

Friday, August 1

8:51 PM: So far today, Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip have fired 61 rockets at Israel.

9:30 AM: in violation of the latest ceasefire, Hamas terrorists, including a suicide attacker, fired at our forces in southern Gaza. We suspect that Hamas kidnapped 2nd. Lt. Hadar Goldin, an IDF officer, during the exchange of fire and dragged him into a tunnel. The IDF is currently conducting extensive searches in order to locate the missing soldier. During the event, 2 IDF soldiers were killed by Hamas fire- Maj. Benaya Sarel, 26 and Staff Sgt. Liel Gidoni, 20.


12:45 PM: Eight rockets and mortars were fired at Israel, one was intercepted and seven hit open areas.

10:15 AM: The names of four of the five IDF soldiers killed last night by mortar fire are released: Staff Sgt. Noam Rosenthal, 20, Sgt. 1st Class (Res.) Daniel Marash, 22, Cpt. Omri Tal, 22, Staff Sgt. Shay Kushnir, 20 & Cpt. (res.) Liran Adir (Edry), 31. May their memory be blessed.

7:47 AM: Moments ago, six rockets fired from Gaza were intercepted by Iron Dome above southern Israel.

7:14 AM: At 8:00 AM, the IDF will cease fire for 72 hours in accordance with the government’s directive. We will continue to dismantle the tunnels.

5:10 AM: Yesterday, five IDF soldiers were killed by mortar fire during operational activity along the Gaza border.

1:30 AM: Moments ago, three rockets were fired from Gaza. Iron Dome intercepted one above central Israel.

Hamas official thanks Palestinians for sacrificing their blood and body parts while he sits safely in a TV studio:

IDF exposes another tunnel and blows up a booby-trapped building:

IDF detonate several tunnels in Gaza:

Benjamin Netanyahu to US: Don’t second guess me on Hamas. Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the White House not to force a truce with Palestinian militants on Israel.

AP (h/t Frederic F)   Sources familiar with conversations between Netanyahu and senior U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, say the Israeli leader advised the Obama administration “not to ever second guess me again.” The officials also said Netanyahu said he should be “trusted” on the issue and about the unwillingness of Hamas to enter into and follow through on cease-fire talks.

Half-Way-590-LI-1The Obama administration on Friday condemned “outrageous” violations of an internationally brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and called the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier a “barbaric” action. The strong reaction came as top Israeli officials questioned the effort to forge the truce, accusing the U.S. and the United Nations of being naive in assuming the radical Hamas movement would adhere with its terms. The officials also blamed the Gulf state of Qatar for not forcing the militants to comply.

Branco-Cartoon-–-Cease-and-DesistWith the cease-fire in tatters fewer than two hours after it took effect with an attack that killed two Israeli troops and left a third missing, President Barack Obama demanded that those responsible release the soldier. Obama and other U.S. officials did not directly blame Hamas for the abduction. But they made clear they hold Hamas responsible for, or having influence over, the actions of all factions in the Gaza Strip. The language was a distinct change from Thursday when Washington was focused on the deaths of Palestinian civilians.
“If they are serious about trying to resolve this situation, that soldier needs to be unconditionally released as soon as possible,” Obama told reporters. He added that it would be difficult to revive the cease-fire without the captive’s release.

Israel-defend-ci“It’s going to be very hard to put a cease-fire back together again if Israelis and the international community can’t feel confident that Hamas can follow through on a cease-fire commitment,” he said. His comment reflected uncertainty in the U.S. and elsewhere that Hamas was actually responsible for the incident or if some other militant group was to blame. At the same time, Obama called the situation in Gaza “heartbreaking” and repeated calls for Israel to do more to prevent Palestinian civilian casualties.
Despite the collapse of the truce, Obama credited Kerry for his work with the United Nations to forge one. He lamented criticism and “nitpicking” of Kerry’s attempts and said the effort would continue.

r620-92dcc4311ae112df7c753586852ed281Kerry negotiated the truce with U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon in a marathon session of phone calls over several days while he was in India on an official visit. Kerry had spent much of the past two weeks in Egypt, Israel, the West Bank and France trying to mediate a cease-fire with Qatar and Turkey playing a major role because of their close ties with Hamas.

Those efforts failed with Israel saying it could not trust Hamas and some Israelis and American pro-Israel groups complaining that the U.S. was treating the group – a foreign terrorist organization as designated by the State Department – as a friend.



PM Netanyahu’s Remarks at the Start of the Cabinet Meeting: neutralization of tunnels only first stage in demilitarization of Gaza Strip


Barack Hussein Obama to send $47 million to Hamas

The U.S. is sending $47 million in humanitarian aid to the  Gaza Strip to help tens of thousands of Palestinians there who have been forced from their homes since war broke out two weeks ago.


FOX News  A State Department breakdown of the aid that was released Monday said nearly a third of the money — $15 million — will go to the United Nations’ refugee mission in Gaza. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was expected to discuss the aid with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in a meeting late Monday in Cairo.

Kerry arrived in the Egyptian capital only hours earlier in a U.S. push to help broker a truce between Israel and the militant group Hamas that controls Gaza.