Are Governmental Officials On Our Side? When We Don’t Do Background Checks of Family Members of the Muslim Brotherhood

Working to uncover the truth, is radical Islam part of the Obama agenda, and how much of a risk we are at in the United States over the radical Islamist agenda that Mr. Obama won’t mention, I offer a speech that examines staff with Muslim backgrounds that have come into question in past years.  

The point being, do high government officials have the right to classified information when their family members have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and related organizations?

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President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin

The 2012 article records a speech given by Andrew C. McCarthy to the National Press Club in Washington D.C.  He was invited by the Center for Security Policy.

He said, 

I’ve been writing about this subject: I’ve been writing about the Muslim Brotherhood for a number of years. And for the last couple of weeks, I’ve been writing about the specific topic that we’re here to talk about this morning: the Brotherhood’s influence on our government, and the slings and arrows these five House members have been catching for having the temerity to notice it.

His speech talks about how our government policy seemed to have ” shifted in the direction of avowed enemies of the United States” so that it seemed to be common sense to check the backgrounds of some government officials more thoroughly.

He thought that the five House members making the request to conduct internal inquiries seeking knowledge of potential Islamist influences in governmental agencies, and then reporting back to Congress would be a good idea.

It seemed like common sense then, and it makes better sense today with more Islamist terrorist attacks that have been reported lately, and with more knowledgeable experts openly saying that we should have taken action sooner when we were first hit on 9/11.      

In his speech, McCarthy said at the time, 

I don’t understand why more people in Washington, from both parties, have not rallied to the support of Congresswoman Bachmann and Congressmen Gohmert, Franks, Westmoreland and Rooney.

Top be sure, Mr. McCarthy does give credit to the many good Muslim’s who have actually helped the U.S. fight terrorism on many fronts.  

Pro-American Muslims serve honorably in government, in our military, in our intelligence services, and in our major institutions.

It was then as it is today, that making mention of anyone having done anything wrong and being Muslim or Islam makes you a bigot.  It is the social PC that intimidates and serves to hide the truth, and make a person stop talking.  I suppose that is why McCarthy made a clear distinction between Muslims and Islamists:

When we talk about the influence of Islamists, we are referring to Muslims who are beholden to Islamic supremacism. Islamic supremacism is an ideology, not a religion. 

The concern he raised was being burdened by conflicts of interest if a family member was active having ties with a known terror group.

It is not a question of your patriotism or your trustworthiness. It is about whether you would be burdened by such obvious conflicts of interest that you would be tempted to act on those interests, rather than in the best interests of the United States.

The five house members who wrote letters asking for more background inquiries were smeared  instead of being advised that the findings of Ms. Abedin were of concern.  

In his speech he told his audience that;

the response of the Obama administration, congressional Democrats, and their echo chamber in the Republican establishment has been to attack and smear the messengers.

Why in making a simple request to protect security of the U.S., and in a common sense respectful fashion, would there be raised such a fuss, and such rudeness taken out on the people making the request?

Shouldn’t there be several levels of security inquiries about someone that is to hold high public office and work in high governmental departments that effect policy of the United States and be able to access high security information?  Why wouldn’t we be cautious of spy’s or of persons who could use sensitive information in secret to convey it to the interests of groups that are anti-American and are not our friends?

In the case of Huma Abedin, they found that she has quite a threatening background and connections in her family with a major Muslim Brotherhood member who helps finance al-Qaeda.  Wouldn’t that cause concern in the White House especially?

Their letter to the State Department’s inspector general stated that Ms. Abedin “has three family members — her late father, her mother and her brother — connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations.” It turns out, however, that Huma Abedin herself is directly connected to Abdullah Omar Naseef, a major Muslim Brotherhood figure involved in the financing of al-Qaeda.

There really needs to be some explaining and thorough reporting on the backgrounds of Ms. Abedin as well as members of Congress, their aides, other departments within the United States government to keep our country safe.  

There is no excuse, and this seems to border on criminal offenses, if not poor public policy that would be so lax as to allow such persons with these kinds of backgrounds to operate in our government.

Anyone who disagrees should be seen as a traitor to allow open doors for enemies of the United States to access privileged information.  

Islamism is Terrorism. Islam is Faith.

A video inspired me to write this blog post because it is refreshing to see that there are Muslim-informed organizations out there working to destigmatize Muslims as being part of the radical Muslim extremists we all hear about.  

Maajid Nawaz is an author and Founding Chairman of Quilliam who explained his views on the differences of Islam.  He explains,

“Islam is a faith. Islamism is an extremist political ideology”.

The Quilliam Foundation, located in London,

“is the world’s first counter-extremism think tank set up to address the unique challenges of citizenship, identity, and belonging in a globalised world. Quilliam stands for religious freedom, equality, human rights and democracy”.

It makes the important statement that,

“Challenging extremism is the duty of all responsible members of society”.

It seems as though this foundation has taken it upon itself to be one of the peaceful Muslim organizations that stands against Muslim terrorism.

It seems that we in the West have long called for that, and many have complained publicly that American Muslims are not doing enough to stand against Islamist terrorism.

According to the organization’s video, “Countering Extremism Together“, the organization was named after one of Britain’s first converts to Islam.

The video is short, just over five minutes, that features Nawaz speaking out against Islamist extremism, or “Islamism”.  

Seventh Century Anti-Islamophobic Rhetoric

An anti-Islamophobia event hosts a panel of speakers, one of whom is a prominent college professor at Florida Atlantic University who discusses the “rationality” behind a seventh-century punishment of cutting off a person’s hands for stealing.  

Recorded on video, the professor explains the vicious punishment of Sharia law that is supposed to prevent Muslims from stealing.

They begin to weigh and balance judgment from the place of killing people as an acceptable way of punishment.  Their judgment seems to start at death, as if every crime is punishable by death, so thief’s ought to be happy that they only get their hands cut off.  They get to keep their lives and so it is a better sentence because they get to live for a crime such as stealing.

So in trying to get this straight, the thinking is, that instead of killing people who rob and steal, it is better to cut their hands off.  By cutting off their hands, the robbers and thief’s lives are compassionately spared.  We are supposed to see this backwards logic as if it were more humane, more humane than actually killing them.  As if cutting off body parts in judgment of a person who committed a crime could ever be humane.

Apparently such severe torture is supposed to deter Muslims from stealing, yet how has this form of punishment worked for them?  Why is this still their law if it is supposed to create a fearful example to Muslims and make them never want to steal, or get caught stealing?  It doesn’t work or they wouldn’t need this law.  It would have solved the problem the first time.

It is more a barbaric statement about who they are at the core, to see this as a humane way of punishing someone.  The problem is, there is nothing human, or humane, about Sharia law.  

The law forces down people’s throats a very brutal, primitive lifestyle, one that has never progressed beyond a seventh century caveman mentality that view people as animals to be slaughtered, and the people are seen as never amounting to any value at all.

My perspective is that it is a self-fulfilling prophecy that they will exist but only by barbarism because they can’t think of a way to survive and risk being found out as being the flunkies of the world that they are among regular people on earth.

I see it as being that these people pushing Sharia law on us don’t know how to live among friendly people and they refuse to civilly cohabitate on the earth with the human race.  If they can’t have what others have they must steal what they can and subjugate people, senselessly murder people, trampling their way across other people’s lands to try and take it from them, like rejects at birth.  No one wants to play that way.  As children who grew up to be cruel to animals, Sharia law adherants will try and take away things that aren’t theirs, bully and scream until they dominate people who will give up fighting them off.  Making nice with people like this won’t work; they never learn how to be civil and aren’t interested in becoming so.  They want to rob and kill and according to Christian belief, this is what Satan does: he comes to kill, steal and destroy.

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10  (KJV)   

Don’t you think you ought to protect yourself against these people and not make a way clear for these people to enter in our lands to take from us what it is that we hold dear?

Safety for one, is what most people hold dear.  We trust that in the United States we will be held accountable for our actions and so that helps dispel the criminal elements in our cities and towns.

But Sharia law cuts the hands off of their people who rob and steal so they can walk around in public without their hands, supposedly as an example of what will happen if you have possibly be found guilty of stealing.  That ought to be enough to keep those people in line; after all, without hands they can never do anything bad again.  Next time, if they try stealing they may get their arms cut off, or be killed since they had a warning.

What mentality thinks this way?

My feeling is that these are small minded rejects who can only “win” at anything by displaying their barbaric pride, and seeing people die.

Brigitte Gabriel’s Words to a Muslim Student

You know that wonderful, fantastic lady who educates us so well on Islam?  Brigitte Gabriel, who I found captivating in her fire-brand tone of speaking against Muslim aggression in the United States in a video of her talking to a Muslim student.

I was so taken by her forthright and thoughtful answer to the young lady about how a small percentage of Muslims could be such a problem in the world today because of their sheer numbers, she opened my eyes to the problem of Islamic extremists in our country and how radicalized they are.

I went to the library and checked out her book, “They Must Be Stopped: Why we must defeat radical Islam and how we can do it” (2009) and started reading.  

I want to write thoughts I have while I read her fantastic book.

I expect her writing to be fantastic, just as her speaking is.

And He Will Be A Wild Man; His Hand Will Be Against Every Man

” And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.” – Genesis 16:12 KJV

It is certainly open to dispute, in my opinion, where the temperament of jihadist’s came from and if they are part of the bible’s scripture.  

I wanted to know whether the lineage from Abraham’s sons would have anything to do with jihadist groups wanting to kill off all Christians of the earth.  It certainly takes time and paying attention to detail.  I am overwhelmed with all that I have found rapidly online with the information to at least start my research on this subject.

I come from a background in psychology and so this “temperament” of vicious killing interests me in hopes of finding ways to stop it and to educate society.  Forgive my ramblings as I acknowledge what I have found so far which only scratches the tip of the iceberg in my quest.  I will never stop learning, so here goes.  

In the first book of the bible we find that Hagar was an Egyptian slave and maid to Sarah, Abraham’s wife.  Sarah was unable to conceive and so asked that Abraham bear a child through Hagar who would become Sarah’s through the customs of the time.  Hagar bore Abraham’s son who was named Ishmael.  Later, Sarah was able to conceive and bore a son named Isaac.   

The Lord told Sarah that she would bear a son who would, according to the Cambridge Bible, would be,

untameable, strong, free, roaming, suspicious, and untrustworthy animal, living wild in the desert, far from the haunts of men. Source

Many view the scripture of “wild man” (KJV) or “wild donkey of a man” (NIV) as this webpage describes:

He describes Ishmael and his progeny in him as resembling the wild ass. This animal is a fit symbol of the wild, free, untamable Bedouin of the desert. He is to live in contention, and yet to dwell independently, among all his brethren. Source

These people having been always free, and never in bondage, always lived as free booters upon others: Source

Isaac was Sarah’s son by Abraham, after Hagar gave birth to Ishmael.  

Ishmael was the son of the flesh, not the child of promise by God. Isaac was the child of promise who received the birthright. However God blessed Ishmael with 12 sons and numerous descendants. Source

and,

Ishmael mocked Isaac the true child of promise. Ishmael was sent to the desert wilderness and set up camp in Paran. Ishamel’s 12 sons became the 12 nomadic tribes (Gen 25:13).

and,

Ishmael mocked the true Son of the Father, Isaac. Isaac was the father of both Jacob (Israel) and Esau (Edom) .

Isaac grew to become Isaac was one of the three patriarchs of the Israelites, along with Abraham and Jacob. Source  

He became a patriarch of the Jewish nation, fathering Jacob and Esau. Jacob’s 12 sons would go on to lead the 12 tribes of Israel.  Source

Isaac can be viewed as the Jew who will not need to wander from place to place, but will be able to call one place home. That place is Israel, which makes him a role model for Zionists. But all Jews can appreciate that residing in one place allows one to establish roots and develop a sense of home that is not possible when one moves from place to place as is so common today.  Source

It would seem that Isaac had a more stable life than Ishmael who grew up knowing that his half-brother, Isaac, was the favored and natural son of Abraham and Sarah’s.  Ishmael had been born of Sarah’s maid Hagar who had initially been thrown out of Sarah’s house with anger toward Ishmael’s mocking her son Isaac. Source and Gen 21:9-13  

One perspective of the effect this had on Ishmael growing up was that,

This feeling of being an unworthy outcast matured into a resentment so strong that it permeated Ishmael’s very soul and from that day to this the descendants of Ishmael have stood against the descendants of Isaac. His anger had given the devil a foothold that grew into a stronghold so powerful that it has lasted through all the generations since. All this happened because Abraham and Sarah grew impatient with God and tried to fulfill His promise on their own.   Source

Ishmael came into being because he fulfilled the Lord’s possibly teaching that it is wrong to have two wives, which in this situation was Sarah’s idea because she wanted a child.   Hagar was, as some believe, the daughter of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, who saw the Christians as slaves. Possibly this was a way that the Lord made an example of Hagar’s hard times, from what I know of the Lord. I wonder too if Sarah, who was known first as “Sarai” until God changed her name, was barren for so long because she was Abraham’s half-sister, and God felt it is wrong to marry a half-sibling?

Ishmael was born to Abraham’s and Sarah’s handmaiden Hagar (Genesis 16:3).

The question of what happened to Ishmael may be answered here which states that, 

Most of Ishmael’s descendants founded the Arab nations,

and,

the men of Kedar are mentioned in close association with the men of Nebaioth. The founder of Islam, Mohammed, was to trace his own direct descent from Kedar.

and,

The Nabataeans’ final demise was brought about by Augustus Caesar, who cut off the trade routes of Arabia.

According to the Genesis account, he died at the age of 137 (Genesis 25:17). The Book of Genesis and Islamic traditions consider Ishmael to be the ancestor of the Ishmaelites and patriarch of Qaydār.  Source

Biblical tradition holds that the Qedarites are named for Qedar, the second son of Ishmael  Source

Thus God spared Ishmael as a result of His general promise, but the blessings pronounced on Ishmael are certainly inferior to the covenant blessings pronounced on Isaac (compare Genesis 17:21; 21:12-13). We see that Ishmael was blessed, because he was the son of Abraham, but he was not the one through whom God’s covenant blessings would be passed down. God kept His promise to make Ishmael a great nation of him (21:18), but that is the limit. Source

Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, traces the starting of his lineage back to Ishmael through his first born son, Nabaioth.  Source

Since GOD Almighty promised that He was going to make the Arabs a “great nation”, since they are from Ishmael, then this means that the Noble Quran is indeed GOD Almighty’s Law to the Arabs, and to ALL Muslims as well that embraced Islam.  The people of Ishmael are clearly the Arabs (through biological descent), and all Muslims through theological descent.  No knowledgeable non-Muslim would dispute that. Source

Prophecies about Ishmael came true:  

Ishmael grew up, married an Egyptian woman, and begat twelve sons who became princes over their respective tribes (Genesis 25:12ff) — exactly as prophesied (17:20). Source

I found an interesting commentary about who Mohammed was and what he has done here

Mohammed, claiming to be an Apostle and Prophet from God, was gradually able to take these semi-barbarous sons of the desert, whose lawlessness was exceeded only by their daring, and whip them into a fighting force fueled by religious zealotry.

and, 

The “Prophet’s” system involved an aggressive “bloody-sword” ideology. No longer content to persuade by words, “the sword” became “the key of heaven and hell,” and whoever died in battle received pardon from all sin and entered into the joys of a sensual Paradise (see McClintock, 6.407).  

Many argue that all Muslim’s do not have an agenda to subdue all people’s so that they either become Muslims if they aren’t already, pay the poll tax or be killed.  They say that Islam is a “religion of peace”, that we have nothing to be worried about.  Looking down through history however, I wonder about this.  Even in the face of Muslim extremist activities in which people are senselessly and brutally murdered around the world, how would people be able to ignore the fact that these terrible atrocities are occurring?  So they not see the pattern using the books of the trade that the Muslim’s use; the Koran and the Hadith?

So would one say that no social-political-cultural line exists from the day of Ishmael to today?  Has no learning, customs and traits be passed down from the “wild man”?

This will not stop, the search for why there are so many warriors that refer to being Muslims who want to kill off the Christians of the world.  What can explain such a hateful group of people that all call themselves Muslims?  I hope to find out and read more about this special belief in particular, now that I am a Christian.

Muslim Slaves of the False God “Allah” of Islam

As to God’s calling, I have spent time reading up on the Muslim belief, read some of the Koran and found myself confused and overwhelmed with the amount of information I have found that’s out there.

My faith is in God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and so I may as well put myself out there that under no circumstances will I ever believe that Muslims have the same faith as I do.  They pray to something else which is not of the Christian belief.  I was pretty amazed to find this picture and read what it says in my path to learn more about Islam.  

If you read the sign in the photo, it says, “Jesus is the slave of Allah” and “Islam will conquer Rome”.  I found this photo from the article on JihadWatch.org.  

Jesus slave of Allah

Robert Spencer, the author of the article and Director of JihadWatch goes on the say in his article that to Muslims, Jesus was the prophet of Islam which I find very distasteful, irreverent and wrong.

The page talks about Christians elevating “Isa” and by the time I got through reading the article I felt that the Muslims have copied Christianity to some extent and have tried to make Allah God and to fabricate a trinity as the Christian’s believe.  In Christianity there is God the Father, his son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, which is a gift from the Lord Jesus Christ.  So in the Christian belief, God is a triune God in three forms, and so in Islam they have fabricated in copy-cat fashion that they have a triune God made up of Allah, Satan, oh u-hum, I meant “Isa” who is either the son of Allah or part of their trinity, according to what Christians supposedly believed as the Muslim teaching goes, or that Isa is less than being a prophet, which the Jews supposedly believed back in those times I guess.  The article goes on to explain that to some, “Isa was the son of Allah, while others said that he was one in a trinity, and this is why they invoke the father, the son and the holy ghost!”

Doesn’t that sound familiar?  Even a non-believer would know that the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost is a Christian belief!  It can be said that copying is the highest form of flattery, but who wants the kind of flattery that says that the Christian belief is a form of hostility, so that for anyone who does not believe, you will either be killed, pay a poll tax called jizya (extortion) or you have to convert to Islam!

Of course this does make Christians sick to think we lower Christ to only being a prophet and not the son of the Father and that Jesus was merely the forerunner of a “precursor of a messenger who would come after him, whose name would be Ahmad”.  Now in the real Christian faith, what Jesus sent from Heaven after his death was the Holy Spirit, not “Ahmad” which is the prophet Muhammad to Muslims.  And Islam also turns Moses into Allah’s messenger, yet we all know that God split the sea for Moses and his people to go through: Exodus 14:21 –  And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.  Nowhere in the bible does God refer to himself as Allah.

Minutes with Messiah explains where Allah came from for us.  It says, 

One of the biggest fictions about Islam is that they worship the same God as the Christians or the Jews. “Allah” may have come to mean “God,” but was originally the name of one of the minor deities of the Arabic peninsula. When Muhammed received the Qur’an he said it came from this one of the gods of the neighborhood, and claimed that he was the One God and all others were not real gods. But even if you accept that Allah is supposed to be the same God as that of the Jews or Christians, then he must have changed his whole nature in the 400 years between Jesus and Muhammed.

It kind of gives you goose bumps as to how messed up their belief is.  I know in the Christian belief, we have answers from the Holy Spirit and communing with God, meditating on His Word and some of us believe we have Holy Angels guiding us and teaching us to keep us from harm.  You might call these “ministering angels” or “guardian angels” who fight for us every day, fighting a spiritual war that we know is there but that we cannot see or discern.  A scripture about our guardian angels is Hebrews 1:14, which says, Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

My Life in the Northern California Bay Area

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. — 2 Corinthians 4:18

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This blog seems likely in the face of my many attempts to write a book, among accomplishing other things in life.

I am on the young side of the baby-boomer generation, the best generation there is and one of the greatest in the country!  We never stopped working, we became educated, we worked hard, opened businesses, raised families and invented plenty of stuff.  And we voted, at least I did, but in smaller races, like city council where I was a hard worker on a socialism campaign, many years ago in the dark ages where people were dirt poor from other countries building homes in America.

One year I lived in a not-so-wealthy area, but in Marin County, California, and if you know California at all you are already familiar with the County of Marin.  It is a very wealthy county with old money, connections to vine yards and San Francisco, “The City by the Bay”.  All very elegant only I’m not sure on the facts.  I know they are rich but I don’t know for sure that they are all tied to the vineyards in California, nor if they have “old money”, like the Queen of England has.  

I’m just guessing at this because I look back into a kind of dream land, one that I miss dearly now thaginkgot I am stuck here in Washington state where it’s cold, which is not as beautiful as I remember California is.  And they have no Eucalyptus trees, nor Ginkgo trees!  I didn’t know how healthy they were: Ginkgo trees, until I started to study herbs and supplements for my health but I know they don’t have any because I never saw any here in Washington state!  If you see any, tell me, because I miss them, I love them!

I grew up with them in Rohnert Park, California, where my dad helped plant all the ginkgo trees along the city streets back in the day.  I remember he had a shovel and dug through the earth along the side of the street, where each house got one out in front by the curb.  They looked nice, and it was a nice little city before we moved there from San Francisco.  My sister was born there, and I was born before her in Los Angeles, but my other older two sisters were born wherever they were born because I never knew where they were born!

It doesn’t matter now that each one of us has grown up to not necessarily stay in touch.  I’m not a part of them any longer, and I’m just as happy about that.  They are still non-believers, and I am a Christian in a non-believing family where we were raised to be liberal Democrats and atheists.  I feel I must share my story as part of God’s purpose: to share my faith and learn about the muslim faith, writing about their belief, and how it damages Christians.  This ought to be a hell of a blog.