As we’ve long suspected, Barack Hussein Obama has been supporting the creation of an Islamic State even before there was ISIS

DECLASSIFIED 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency document reveals: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State “in order to isolate the Syrian regime.”


Levant Report  On Monday, May 18, the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch published a selection of formerly classified documents obtained from the U.S. Department of Defense and State Department through a federal lawsuit.

While initial mainstream media reporting is focused on the White House’s handling of the Benghazi consulate attack, a much “bigger picture” admission and confirmation is contained in one of the Defense Intelligence Agency documents circulated in 2012: that an ‘Islamic State’ is desired in Eastern Syria to effect the West’s policies in the region.



The DIA report, formerly classified “SECRET//NOFORN” and dated August 12, 2012, was circulated widely among various government agencies, including CENTCOM, the CIA, FBI, DHS, NGA, State Dept., and many others.


The document shows that as early as 2012, U.S. intelligence predicted the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), but instead of clearly delineating the group as an enemy, the report envisions the terror group as a U.S. strategic asset.

While a number of analysts and journalists have documented long ago the role of western intelligence agencies in the formation and training of the armed opposition in Syria, this is the highest level internal U.S. intelligence confirmation of the theory that western governments fundamentally see ISIS as their own tool for regime change in Syria. The document matter-of-factly states just that scenario.


Forensic evidence, video evidence, (see below) as well as recent admissions of high-level officials involved (see former Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford’s admissions here and here), have since proven the State Department and CIA’s material support of ISIS terrorists on the Syrian battlefield going back to at least 2012 and 2013 (for a clear example of “forensic evidence”: see UK-based Conflict Armament Research’s report which traced the origins of Croatian anti-tank rockets recovered from ISIS fighters back to a Saudi/CIA joint program via identifiable serial numbers).


In interview footage from the Eretz Zen video, the U.S. “key man” Okaidi, through which U.S. assistance flowed, also praises ISIS and Al-Qaeda as the FSA’s “brothers”. The video further shows Okaidi proudly declaring that al-Nusra (Al-Qaeda in Syria) makes up ten percent of the FSA.


McCain met with the leader of ISIS on his "secret" trip there

McCain praised the “brave fighters” who actually were the leaders of ISIS on his “secret” trip there. al-Baghdadi is circled in red

In truth the “Free Syrian Army” was from the beginning but a “branding” construct created by western and Gulf governments. Men like Okaidi were marketed to the world as the “face” of the Syrian opposition, but in reality served as conduits of covert support for more effective fighting forces like ISIS and al-Nusra Front.

It must be remembered, as the video so clearly documents, that Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford was the State Department’s top man giving public and material support to commanders like Okaidi and his ISIS and Nusra fighters.

More recently the UK-based “Conflict Armament Research” documented U.S. weapons recovered from ISIS by Kurdish groups operating in Iraq. The Washington Post reports (9/7/14):


The Washington Post fails to remind its readers that the weapons originated through a CIA program—a program which resulted not in arming so-called “moderates”—but in the arming, as early photographs of the program’s beneficiaries prove, of ISIS and other terrorists.

The newly released DIA report makes the following summary points concerning “ISI” (in 2012 “Islamic State in Iraq,”) and the soon to emerge ISIS:

  • Al-Qaeda drives the opposition in Syria
  • The West identifies with the opposition
  • The establishment of a nascent Islamic State became a reality only with the rise of the Syrian insurgency (there is no mention of U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq as a catalyst for Islamic State’s rise, which is the contention of innumerable politicians and pundits; see section 4.D. below)
  • The establishment of a “Salafist Principality” in Eastern Syria is “exactly” what the external powers  supporting the opposition want (identified as “the West, Gulf Countries, and Turkey”) in order to weaken the Assad government
  • “Safe havens” are suggested in areas conquered by Islamic insurgents along the lines of the Libyan model (which translates to so-called no-fly zones as a first act of ‘humanitarian war'; see 7.B.)
  • Iraq is identified with “Shia expansion” (8.C)
  • A Sunni “Islamic State” could be devastating to “unifying Iraq” and could lead to “the renewing facilitation of terrorist elements from all over the Arab world entering into Iraqi Arena.” (see last non-redacted line in full PDF view.)



Oh, NOES! Muslims now whining about feeling “left out” of the anti-bullying movement

muslimbulliedWe used to call it teasing or kids being mean to other kids as all kids are at some point in their lives. Now it has been renamed “bullying” and has risen in status to virtually a criminal offense. Essentially, it is much ado about hurt fweewings (Muslims get offended more easily than any other people on earth and often kill for it) intended to punish children for being children instead of the left wing robots for the state that the fascist education system in America now demands.


Seattle Globalist  Muslims in the Seattle region (and other areas) say they feel overlooked by these anti-bullying campaigns even as their children suffer regular harassment and bullying — often over their religion.

“Recently schools across America have taken a stronger stance against bullying,” says Maryam Hussain, a Bellevue College student who lives in Kirkland and says anti-bullying campaigns more often focus on race or sexual orientation than religion. “People are not using examples of bullying against Muslims.”

Hussain has plenty of examples. She first experienced bullying as an elementary-school student in a small town on the East Coast where a kid on the school bus, referencing her hijab, called her a “towel head” and a “terrorist.” During those same years, her younger sister was having her headscarf ripped off on the playground.

When the family moved to Kirkland, Hussain says, she thought her problems were over.


“I felt so relieved because everyone here is so accepting, and there’s such a diverse community,” says Hussain, but instead she was “surprised and shocked” when the harassment continued.

When she was a senior in high school, a fellow student ridiculed her headscarf in the hallway, telling her she didn’t have to “wear that stupid thing.” And just last week, her younger brother and sister were walking home from school when a car passed them and the driver screamed a profanity and called them terrorists.


Unfortunately Hussain’s experiences aren’t unusual, says Jeff Siddiqui. He’s a Lynnwood real-estate agent who became concerned with Islamophobic bullying when his daughter called him from her high school crying because of a lesson in her U.S. government class. Siddiqui says a teacher, while discussing the 9/11 attacks, warned his daughter’s class of “Muslim sleeper cells” and cautioned students to be “careful who you make friends with.”

He said his daughter felt singled out and stereotyped, insulted and embarrassed by the insinuation that any Muslim American could be an undercover terrorist.


“After 9/11, it was like being thrown head first into the ocean. You can no longer, as a Muslim, remain above the fray,” says Siddiqui. “That fire is lapping at your feet whether you like it or not.”

In response Siddiqui, along with the recently formed group United Muslims of Washington state, is sponsoring an anti-bullying event at Bellevue College this weekend called “Take A Stand.” There will be speakers from human- and civil-rights organizations, as well as a representative from the U.S. Department of Justice.


The goal, says Siddiqui, is to encourage Muslim students and families to learn about their rights and stand up against bullying and harassment.

“Most parents are first-generation immigrants in this country,” explains Siddiqui who adds that, in his experience, complaints about anti-Muslim bullying can be dismissed or downplayed, and families are often afraid to push the issue. “They have a fear of authority, and they don’t want to rock the boat.”

Muslims in Minneapolis being offended at school

Muslims in Minneapolis being offended at school

Twenty-year-old Hussain hopes the conference will help, but she has a longer term plan, too. She wants to be an elementary-school teacher and serve as a role model for a growing population of Muslim kids, while also helping non-Muslim students, parents and teachers learn more about her faith.

“They’ll be exposed by an early age to a Muslim girl, and they’ll know that we’re not all terrorists,” says Hussain. “We’re normal people.”


HOUSTON: New Texas Barbecue offers barbarically-slaughtered halal meat

vbisYSw2Most Muslims in Houston have never tasted Texas Barbecue because the meat is not slaughtered in typical barbaric halal style. But Robert West, a former Mormon and now a Muslim convert, changed that with a new food cart called ‘Chopped N Smoked,’ the only Texas-style barbecue joint catering to the halal dietary traditions of the Muslim faith. With halal (unlike kosher), the spinal cord is NOT severed so the animal dies in agony until he finally bleeds out.

Co-owners Robert West, left, and Jason Bones, right, stand in front of Chopped N Smoked BBQ trailer in Sugar Land.

Co-owners Robert West, left, and Jason Bones, right, stand in front of Chopped N Smoked BBQ trailer in Sugar Land.

Statesman  “Halal” roughly translates to “permitted” or “lawful” and refers to food produced in a ritual manner that satisfies Muslim edicts. Specifically, halal meat must come from a permitted animal (cows, sheep, goats) that is slaughtered in an inhumane way by an adult Muslim. Halal rules restrict the consumption of pork or blood. 

West grew up in the Klein area in a “relatively strict” Mormon family. While working at a local energy company, he met his future wife, Aliya Ahmed, a native Houstonian and practicing Muslim. West eventually converted to Islam.


The Chopped N Smoked barbecue trailer sits in the parking lot of a Citgo gas station on Texas 6 in northeastern Fort Bend County, the most ethnically diverse county in the most diverse metropolitan area in the nation.

Why open a halal barbecue joint in Houston?


“There are generations of Muslim Houstonians who have never tasted Texas barbecue because it is not halal,” West said. “We always talk about integrating the many groups of Houston. How can you do that when certain foods are restricted? Although we welcome all Houstonians, we specifically wanted to bring authentic Texas barbecue to the Muslim community.”


It’s important to note that halal barbecue tastes like other Texas barbecue, and West welcomes everyone to try it. Halal requirements don’t necessarily affect the taste of the meat – they only guide the ritual manner in which the food is produced.

Because halal guidelines require that no food preparation surfaces or appliances have ever been in contact with restricted foods such as pork, West and Bones built their food trailer from the ground up with all new equipment. West built the attached barbecue pit himself.


The two men originally sourced their halal meats from various places around Houston, but the supply was inconsistent. Now Phoenicia Specialty Foods meat department helps them secure a consistent supply of halal chicken, brisket and beef ribs.

Most of their customers are curious Muslims, young and old, who have never tried Texas barbecue, West said.



HALLELUJAH! TEXAS Senate passes anti-sharia bill

The Texas Senate last night passed and sent to Governor Greg Abbott a measure that would prevent any ‘international/sharia law’ from being used in Texas civil courts, a bill that Muslim detractors and some of their far left allies say is ‘Islamophobic.’


WOAI  State Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) doesn’t mention Islamic Koranic law, or ‘Sharia Law’ in her bill.  She simply says it guarantees that no laws fro ‘foreign courts’ will be adopted by Texas civil court judges.

 “It’s just to provide some belt and suspenders to make sure that, with judicial discretion, we don’t trump Texas law, American law, with a foreign law regarding family law,” Campbell said.


 Muslim groups say the bill is a ‘solution looking for problem, and claim that the bill has its genesis in an anti Muslim demonstration on the steps of the Texas Capitol in January in which the proposal was cheered.

 State Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin) grilled Campbell on examples she has seen of foreign law being used in Texas courts.


 “What foreign law are you attempting to prevent being used, and can you give examples of where it has created a problem in the state?” Watson asked.

 “No foreign law,” Campbell replied.  “This just provides a context for judicial discretion.”









ISLAMIC STATE (ISIS) releases (beheadings) photos and video of their takeover over of Palmyra in Syria

In the wake of the capture of the city of Palmyra (known in Arabic as Tadmur), the Islamic State has begun releasing media from the region, including photos of executions and two videos from the area.


Long War Journal  According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the Islamic State has executed no less than 17 people in Tadmur city.” Those executed, according to the SOHR, included National Defense Force personnel, Syrian Army soldiers, and locals whom the Islamic State accused of working with the regime.

Photos have emerged that seem to confirm this reporting, The photos show roughly seven beheaded bodies laying in a street in the city.


The Islamic State has also released two videos (below) from the area through its unofficial news agency, ‘Amaq News. The first video shows several Islamic State fighters clearing buildings that were used by Syrian soldiers. The jihadists also showcase captured weapons and desecrate pictures of Hafiz and Bashar al Assad.

In the second video, the Islamic State features footage of the captured prison while other scenes show its fighters driving through the streets of Tadmur. Other footage shows local residents celebrating with Islamic State fighters. 


Additional photos released by the jihadist group, which can be seen below, show at least two crashed helicopters, but it is unclear if they were downed in the fighting. Other images show the hospital in Tadmur, the gate to the city, and the Tadmur airport.

The Islamic State took full control of the city over the past 24 hours after a weeklong offensive. Syrian troops began evacuating civilians yesterday before withdrawing in the face of the jihadist group’s onslaught.


At least 462 civilians, 241 government troops, and 150 Islamic State fighters were killed in the fighting in and around Palmyra since May 13, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The jihadist group also took over several nearby towns and the Jazal oil field.



IRAQ: Two French jihadists with ISIS reported to have carried out suicide bombing attacks in Haditha

The Islamic State (ISIS) used two French suicide bombers in a coordinated assault on the western Iraqi town of Haditha. One of the bombers has been featured in the past in an Islamic State propaganda film calling for more French recruits.

Islamic State suicide bombers Abu Abdul Aziz al Firansi and and Abu Maryam al Firansi (aka Kevin Chassin)

Islamic State suicide bombers Abu Abdul Aziz al Firansi and and Abu Maryam al Firansi (aka Kevin Chassin)

Long War Journal  The two French have made ​​”dozens of deaths” according to the propaganda of the Islamic state .Abu Maryam Al-Faransi (Kevin Chassin) and Abu Abdul Aziz Al-Faransi committed two suicide attacks against military objectives near Haditha, a town in western Iraq. 

In the official martyrdom statement released by the Islamic State, the jihadist group said that Abu Maryam al Firansi “targeted a headquarters where the apostates gathered in the area of al Khasfa,” according to a translation of the statement by SITE Intelligence Group.


“He invoked Allah and wounded his steed amidst their gathering, leaving dozens killed and wounded, and turning their structures into rubble…” the statement continued.  The Islamic State said that the other French suicide bomber, Abu Abdul Aziz al Firansi, “followed him with a second truck, to target barracks of the apostates.”

One of the two men named Kevin Chassin (Abu Maryam), as researcher and consultant on Islamist Romain Caillet questions. This young Toulouse had grown up in the city Bourbaki. Coming from a non-Muslim family, he converted before radicalized and join the ranks of the Islamic state. 

Earlier, Chassin poses with a severed head

Earlier, Abu Maryam al Firansi (Kevin Chassin) poses with a severed head

Abu Maryam al Firansi was previously featured in an Islamic State propaganda video that was released late last year. The video (below) promoted three French fighters of the Islamic State who burned their passports and called for French Muslims to wage jihad. In another part of the video, Abu Maryam threatened France by saying Islamic State “fighters will not hesitate to chop off the heads of the enemies of Islam if the French government continues bombing Iraq and Syria.”

LeFigaro  The family of Kevin Chassin Saturday received a strange phone call. His half-brother Brice was called by a jihadist from the Islamic state. It was announced that Kevin, aka Abu Mariam, was far one of the two leading French Friday kamikaze attacks against Iraqi military targets in Anbar province, says La Depeche du Midi .

In the process, the young man received a photo of his brother Kevin smiling, the index pointing to the sky, just before boarding a truck. Soon after, the young man rushed the vehicle loaded with two tons of explosives against an Iraqi military base. “From what I was told his friend, May 17, he recorded a video where he apologizes to his parents,” says Brice to Depeche du Midi.

Kevin Chassin poses with small child and pony

Kevin Chassin poses with small child and pony

The young man lives north of Toulouse, near the city Bourbaki where Kevin grew up. Two months earlier, he had learned that his older brother had left Syria for Iraq. “He said he had an ongoing project but it was useless to ask him questions. He always answered: I can not tell you about it, “he said to the newspaper.Recently, Brice said that Kevin had obtained a 10 day holiday in a palace of Mosul. A trip that takes today looks like a last journey.

In the French video below, the brother of Kevin Chassin speaks about the phone call he got from ISIS:


What happens when an Egyptian journalist dresses up like a Jew and asks directions to a synagogue?

An Egyptian journalist who dressed up as an ultra-Orthodox Jew and wandered around Cairo asking for directions to the “Jewish synagogue” was met with mixed responses. Some good, some bad, and probably a lot less bad than in certain parts of Europe today.


Haaretz  While some people engaged by the journalist tried to help him, others were seen verbally and physically assaulting him, as documented in a video of the “experiment” posted online by the news website DOTMSR.

In the second part of the video, the journalist removed his fake beard and wore a skullcap, pretending to be an Israeli Jew, again asking for directions to the synagogue. This disguise did not fare much better, though one person was helpful enough to advise him to put away a piece of paper he was holding, on which Hebrew words were apparently written down.


NETHERLANDS joins France and Belgium in banning full face-covering Muslim headbags, albeit a partial ban

It’s time the UK and US did the same. Dutch cabinet backs ban on Islamic veil in schools, hospitals and public transport in move Prime Minister Mark Rutte says has ‘nothing to do with religion.’ (But only the followers of one religion will object to it)


UK Daily Mail (h/t Susan K)  Dutch Muslims could be fined up to almost £300 if caught wearing a burqa and niqab in certain places after The Hague backed the ban on Friday. It does not apply to anyone wearing one on the street but veils will not be allowed in schools, hospitals and public transport.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the government were only introducing the bill ‘in specific situations where it is essential for people to be seen’ or for security reasons. He added that it did not have any religious background but was to aid communication. 



‘Face-covering clothing will in future not be accepted in education and healthcare institutions, government buildings and on public transport,’ the government said in a statement after the cabinet backed Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk’s bill.

Sadly, a previous bill from Rutte’s last government – which would have seen a full ban of the burqa even on the street – will now be withdrawn. The government said it ‘sees no reason for a general ban that would apply to all public places.’

France introduced a ban on women wearing the burqa in 2010, which was backed by the European Court of Human Rights last year.  Judges rejected claims the ban breached religious freedom and said it encouraged citizens to ‘live together’. Under the ban, women caught wearing full-face veils in public spaces can be fined up to 150 euros.



Belgium brought in a similar ban in 2011 which declared both the burqa and niqab ‘incompatible’ with the rule of law.  Now several other European countries appear to be considering introducing their own bans.