ISIS Claims Escalating Use of Wildfire Arson as Terror Tactic

ISIS Claims Escalating Use of Wildfire Arson as Terror Tactic

May 28, 2019 Bridget Johnson

Long promoting the use of arson — both of occupied structures and of tinder-dry wildlands — as a cheap terror tactic that requires little skill but can inflict immense fear and harm, ISIS claims the terror group is behind a series of wildfires in Iraq and Syria.

In the group’s official weekly newsletter, al-Naba, ISIS said the targets were “apostates” whose “hearts have long been burned” and vowed the blazes are “just the beginning.”

ISIS also emphasized the economic impact of the fires, noting “many agricultural lands have been destroyed” and “tons of crops,” including wheat and barley, went up in flames in the jihadists’ “harvest of another kind.”

ISIS has officially claimed responsibility for a series of fires that burned hundreds of acres of farmlands in Iraq and Syria over the last few weeks
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ISIS noted at the beginning of the al-Naba article that it’s summer; terror groups, in encouraging the use of wildfire arson in the past, have stressed that picking dry, hot, windy weather will intensify their efforts.

Iraq’s Civil Defense Directorate said Monday 6,103 acres of farmland had burned in 136 separate fires over the past 18 days, spanning 11 provinces. The statement did not confirm nor deny ISIS’ claim of responsibility, but the provinces most harmed — Salahuddin, Nineveh, Kirkuk, Diyala — correspond with areas already suffering under ISIS’ escalating guerrilla campaign that has included kidnappings and murders.

“ISIS entered the village of Palani, where parts of my family belong, threatened farmers that they would need to pay taxes to prevent their grain fields from being set on fire,” tweeted Kamaran Palani, a research fellow at the Middle East Research Institute, on May 21. “The men don’t sleep at night defending the village & the women come back to the village during the day.”

In Syria, farmers in Deir ez-Zour blame ISIS for setting wildfires and have been calling for more protection for their lands; ISIS claimed blazes in Al-Hasakah province, also along the Iraqi border. Syria Civil Defence, or the White Helmets, says the regime shelling of Khan Sheikhoun has sparked wildfires, while Assadists on social media have been accusing the U.S.-allied Syrian Democratic Forces of torching agricultural land.

In the al-Naba article, “Roll Up Your Sleeves and Begin the Harvest — May Allah Bless What You Reap,” ISIS reminded “soldiers of the caliphate” that they “have before you millions of acres… their plantations, fields and homes, as well as their economic foundation” to burn.

In threats directed at the West, ISIS and al-Qaeda have linked their calls for wildland arson to devastating fires occurring at that time, stressing to supporters that they can wreak similar havoc by intentionally sparking blazes as their method of jihad.

“O america, This is the punishment of bombing Muslims in Syria,” stated a November threat from ISIS supporters that circulated online with an image of the California wildfires. “This is Allah’s punishment for you. And in shaa Allah, you will see more fires.

At the time, official ISIS media also highlighted the damage and death toll of the wildfires in multiple issues of al-Naba.

In January 2017, ISIS’ now-defunct Rumiyah magazine told would-be jihadists that “incendiary attacks have played a significant role in modern and guerrilla warfare, as well as in ‘lone wolf’ terrorism,” and said wildfires around Israel that month “demonstrated the lethality of such an effortless operation.”

The magazine suggested targets for arson jihad to “include houses and apartment buildings, forest areas adjacent to residential areas, factories that produce cars, furniture, clothing, flammable substances, etc., gas stations, hospitals, bars, dance clubs, night clubs, banks, car showrooms, schools, universities, as well as churches, Rafidi [Shiite] temples, and so forth. The options are vast, leaving no excuse for delay.”

Jihadists were advised to time arson attacks “preferably in the later part of night to the early hours of morning when people are generally asleep,” and were instructed how to block off exits in an effort to increase casualties. ISIS also specifically addressed wildfires, telling operatives to look for dry brush “as fire cannot endure in damp or wet environments.”

Also during last year’s California wildfires, supporters of al-Qaeda — which has a lengthy history of promoting wildfire arson — circulated news photos from the blazes with the Quran verse, “They will question you about the mountains. Say: ‘My Lord will scatter them as ashes.’”

A tutorial in a 2012 issue of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Inspire magazine highlighted the damage caused by various wildfires and instructed jihadists on picking optimum weather conditions for arson and where to set a blaze to inflict maximum devastation.

“In America, there are more houses built in the country sides than in the cities. It is difficult to choose a better place other than in the valleys of Montana where the population increases rapidly. In the year 2000, a fire that is considered to be the biggest in the American history flared up in one of those valleys. It spread in a space equal to that of London. The fire burnt down 70 houses as well as a hundred car. On July of the same year and in the same place, a thunderstorm lighted 78 massive blazes in just one day, most of them were deadly firestorms,” the “Open Source Jihad” article said.

“We mention such examples only to show the magnitude of the destructive impact that fires or firebombs make, to then ask the question: Is it possible for us to cause a similar destructive impact using a similar weapon? The answer is: Yes, it is possible. Even in a shorter time and with much bigger destructive impact,” the Inspire tutorial continued, offering a step-by-step guide on building an “ember bomb” with a timer to spark a conflagration.

“The most important damaging result… is the spreading of terror among the targeted community,” al-Qaeda said.

The National Interagency Fire Center said in its May outlook that, at the peak of the U.S. fire season expected this upcomin August, major influencers will be a “heavy crop of grasses and fine fuels” across California along with moderate drought in the Pacific Northwest.

Former chief crown prosecutor connects domestic abuse with jihad terror

Former chief crown prosecutor connects domestic abuse with jihad terror

MAY 27, 2019 9:00 AM BY MARC15 COMMENTS

“Men with histories of domestic violence should be monitored in the fight against terrorism”, leading lawyer, Nazir Afzal, has said.

Qur’an 4:34 states: “Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.”

Qur’an 8:12 says: “I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip.”

Is this what we’ve come to? the evidence is right there, but we tiptoe around it.

Sadly there are wife beaters in every culture, but there is only one belief that not only allows it, but advises it. And the same with jihad terror.

The Daily Mail, well known for sharing half truths, in this piece does not mention the connection with Islam or jihad, but does share the 2 examples: Khalid Masood and Abedi.

From all appearances,  Nazir Afzal may be one of the good guys having constantly called out the “Asian” child sex slavery gangs. I expect his hands are well tied in what he can say.

“Men with histories of sexual violence are ‘more likely to be terrorists’ so police should monitor them, top lawyer claims”, by Izzy Ferris, The Daily Mail,May 26, 2019:

Men with histories of domestic violence should be monitored in the fight against terrorism, a leading lawyer has said.

Nazir Afzal, a former chief crown prosecutor, said that violent behavior towards women and girls was a ‘significant factor’ in whether or not someone was likely to develop extremist views.

He said he feared ‘radicalisers look for men’ who display such behaviour. Mr Afzal added that police needed to understand that ‘if you tackle violence against women and girls you can tackle all the other problems’.

Addressing an audience at Hay Festival on Friday, Mr Afzal said that monitoring those guilty of domestic abuse could help security services narrow down the list of high-risk terror suspects to monitor.

He explained: ‘There are something like 25,000 people who are on the radar of the security services and police in this country.

‘We don’t have the resources any more. You have no idea what it takes to follow one person. But if we look for the signs, and one of them is their attitudes towards women… we will be in a much better place.’

Mr Afzal, who is currently an adviser to the Welsh government on violence against women, added: ‘The question I ask is: Why has it not been on the radar of policing, the state or the authorities? Why is this state finding it so difficult to appreciate a misogynistic background of so many of these people?’

The Westminster Bridge, Manchester Arena, London Bridge and Finsbury Park attacks were all carried out by men with a history of domestic abuse.

Westminster Bridge attacker, Khalid Masood had a long criminal record with the mother of his two eldest children leaving him following ‘ongoing domestic abuse’. His second wife described him as ‘controlling and angry’ at the inquest into his victims.

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi also had a history of misogyny and violence against women.

Bosch Fawstin: Free Speech in the Crosshairs

Bosch Fawstin: Free Speech in the Crosshairs

MAY 25, 2019 9:36 AM BY BOSCH FAWSTIN46 COMMENTS

My introduction to my new book: “My Mohammad Cartoons Vol. 2″

“Speech is Violence!” –the violent enemies of Free Speech.

The violent enemies of free speech, mostly on the left and in Islam, want to equate the words of their ideological opponents with violence. They want to justify their initiation of violence against those who say things they don’t like, as if they’re justifiably “retaliating” against “violence”. I can’t say how many times Muslims have accused me of being a “terrorist”, and my cartoons of being “terrorism”, and of leftists accusing me -a cartoonist- of being as equally “extreme” as jihadists.

All Muslims oppose Mohammad cartoons, and so they all oppose free speech. And too many non-Muslims oppose Mohammad cartoons, and so oppose free speech. If you want to know who really supports Free Speech, find out what they think about Mohammad cartoons. Mohammad cartoons have become the litmus test for support of Free Speech today.

It’s been a year since I released my first volume of Mohammad cartoons, and I’ve drawn Mohammad over a hundred times since. I’m still asked why I draw Mohammad, and why I continue drawing him after I’ve drawn him so many times already, with some even pretending that the point has been made about the importance of Free Speech, and that we have the right to draw Mohammad, and so it need not be made anymore. We’re still at war, and the fight for Free Speech is never-ending, as there are always those who want to end Free Speech.

Mohammad should be drawn until drawing him loses all power, but almost no one draws Mohammad today, which makes us more closely resemble the Free Speech-less part of the world that forbids drawing Mohammad. This is intolerable to me, which is a big reason why I’ve drawn Mohammad over 300 times now. Those who bite their tongues and don’t draw Mohammad see those who speak out against Islam and draw Mohammad as a threat to their own safety, more so than the actual threat of jihadists. They act as if our words incite violence, and not the words in the Koran which call for Muslims to kill. And they begin seeing us as the problem, when in reality, their silence and inaction against this threat makes the threat far greater than it ever had a right to be.

It’s ludicrous to seriously consider anything that Muslims and leftists have to say about Free Speech, when they’ve proven themselves to be opposed to it in every imaginable way. People being free to say whatever they want hurts Muslims and leftists because their ideologies cannot withstand scrutiny.

A punk’s words come to mind, one who was trying to rally others at his university to fire Camille Paglia after her decades of employment at the university, for saying things he didn’t like. And he put it this way: “I had concern that she would be able to speak”.

Those who cannot bear to hear the words of others, whatever those words may be, cannot operate in a free society, and so work towards totalitarianism, all in the name of making the entire world a “safe space” from Free Speech. Some say that those who want to censor others only want Free Speech for themselves; the truth is that those who most want to censor others have already censored themselves, and resent those who haven’t, and want to shut them up.

Journalist Gary Webb said, “I’ve never written anything important enough to suppress.” So keep that in mind regarding those who have yet to be punished for their speech, because when the enemies of free speech have silenced the loudest voices against Islam and leftism, they will go after the rest, no matter how immune the rest thought they made themselves with their self-censored speech.

And even beyond violent people claiming that words are violence, they go so far as to claim that silence is violence. That if you don’t say what they want you to say, and if you remain silent, that you’ve incited violence somehow. To them, everything is violence except violence.

Free Speech is uncontrollable, and that’s intolerable to totalitarians. So we must remain vigilant and always defend Free Speech, because its enemies are out in full force. So long as there’s freedom, its enemies will work night and day against it.

One last thing, sparked by a post on Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg, who writes that Facebook now “proactively identifies 65% of hate speech” on its platform, whatever the hell that means. And naturally, a number of Muslims were cheerleading him. About so-called “hate speech”: There is no “balance” to be made between “hate speech” and Free Speech, because so-called “hate speech” IS Free Speech. Speech you love is Free Speech, speech you hate is Free Speech, and speech you’re indifferent to is Free Speech. The left hates Free Speech because it’s uncontrollable, and people can say things that they hate. But even leftists know that they can’t openly oppose Free Speech, so they oppose speech that they hate by calling it “hate speech”, and work towards punishing those who say things that they hate.

Here’s the left’s support for free speech in a nutshell:

“F*** America” is free speech. “F*** Islam” is hate speech.

Never go full leftist.

For my new book, I added more Mohammad cartoons, another article and more extras, so it went from 100 pages to 128, for the same price. It will be available to ship out next week, and you can order it here.

Taliban jihadist freed early on good behavior, Pompeo calls it a threat to America

Taliban jihadist freed early on good behavior, Pompeo calls it a threat to America

MAY 25, 2019 10:13 AM BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS49 COMMENTS

American Taliban Fighter John Walker Lindh will be set free after 17 years in jail. His early release for ‘good behavior’ shows just how ill equipped authorities are in protecting the public from jihadists. Lindh does not believe he did anything wrong. He says “we are in prison due to our beliefs and the practice of our religion, not for committing any crime”. He sees himself as a devoted religious adherent who was wronged, not the fact that he was a Taliban jihadist. If a dangerous Western offender justified his actions and indicated a high probability of re-offending, he or she will likely not be released.  Lindh has also stated that the Islamic State was “‘doing a spectacular job‘ after the Islamic group beheaded U.S. journalists.” That included James Foley.

Lindh has given every indication that he is a threat to public safety, but he is still being released into an American community. From there, he will find like-minded jihadists and continue to expand his jihad mission as an enemy of America. In a Reuters report  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized Lindh’s release and expressed the belief that the decision should be reviewed. Pompeo called the decision to release him  “Unexplainable and unconscionable, and warned that Lindh “still is threatening the United states of America, still committed to the very jihad that he engaged in that killed a great American and a great CIA officer. There’s something deeply troubling and wrong about it.”

More “war on terror” jail releases are soon to come.

“Revealed: John Walker Lindh said in 2015 ISIS was ‘doing a spectacular job’ after it beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley as outrage grows over American Taliban’s release from prison on Thursday”, by Ariel Zilber and Keith Griffith,  Daily Mail, May 22, 2019:

John Walker Lindh, the American Taliban who is set to go free on Thursday after spending 17 years in prison, said in 2015 that ISIS was ‘doing a spectacular job’ after the Islamic group beheaded U.S. journalists.

Lindh expressed support for ISIS in a series of letters he wrote from prison to a producer at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles.

Lindh, who is originally from Marin County, California, was asked about his reaction to ISIS beheadings of Americans, including journalist James Foley.

‘We are in prison due to our beliefs and the practice of our religion, not for committing any crime,’ Lindh wrote from the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, in a March 2014 letter.

On August 19, 2014, ISIS circulated a video online showing the moments before the beheading of Foley, who was in Syria covering the civil war for Agence France-Presse and GlobalPost.

Lindh, the U.S. national who joined the Taliban and was captured by American forces during the invasion of Afghanistan in November 2001, was asked his response to the beheadings of Foley and others and whether ISIS represented Islam.

‘Yes, and they are doing a spectacular job,’ he wrote in February 2015.

‘The Islamic State is clearly very sincere and serious about fulfilling the long-neglected religious obligation of establishing a caliphate through armed struggle, which is the only correct method.’

Lindh’s letters to KNBC-TV have national security officials worried that after his release from prison, he will pose a threat.

In 2016, the National Counter Terrorism Center prepared a memo which found that Lindh ‘continued to advocate for global jihad and to write and translate violent extremist texts.’

Government officials have read similar reports about Lindh in recent weeks, according to NBC News.

Outrage is mounting on the eve of Lindh’s release.

Foley’s mother appeared on Fox News on Thursday and said she does not believe a man who supported her son’s killers should walk free…..

Former Muslim Lauds UTT & John Guandolo in American Thinker Article

Former Muslim Lauds UTT & John Guandolo in American Thinker Article

Former Iranian muslim and outspoken critic of Islam and its barbaric sharia, Amil Imani, penned an article today lauding the efforts of Understanding the Threat (UTT) and its founder John Guandolo in the American Thinker.

In the war of survival against militant Islam, there are very few people in this country who truly understand the ideology and are willing to fight back. One such individual is former FBI agent John Guandolo, a tireless patriot who works around the clock to train the law enforcement officers, including local police, sheriff departments and the “FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force agent/officers who were absolutely unaware of the massive jihadist program in place in our communities before his training sessions.”

Guandolo is articulate and speaks with authority. He is doing what our elected officials should have been doing years ago.

“By knowing the doctrine driving the enemy — sharia (Islamic Law) — and by understanding the Islamic network in the United States, their modus operandi, how they communicate their intentions, and how they interact with their Marxist collaborators, professionals can conduct predictive analysis and understand real-world events in ways nobody else can.”

The liberal West, with its heads firmly encased in the cocoon of liberalism — the idea of live and let live — fail to see that Islam is anathema to its very existence. Muslim sects do not grant even each other a modicum of tolerance. Muslims kill each other on a daily basis, all in the name of Islam. They vie with one another to convert the world to their form of caliphate. They do all this while also taking advantage of non-Muslim naiveté and destroy the God-given gift of liberty.

As a person who has lived through Islam and was able to escape it and a coworker of the same cause as Guandolo, I salute this courageous defender of freedom.

Read the complete article HERE.

UTT thanks Amil Imani for his courage to continue to speak truth boldly about the Islamic threat to America, and openly support Understanding the Threat and our team.JGAl AzharAl QaedaIslamIslamic LawjihadJohn GuandolomohammadMosquemosquesMuslim BrotherhoodPermissible LyingshariaTerrorismTreasonUS Muslim BrotherhoodUTTal qaedaAmerican ThinkerAmil ImanicaliphategovernmentIslamislamic lawislamic StatejihadJohn GuandoloMuslim BrotherhoodNational Securityshari’ahshariaterrorismTrump

About JGJohn Guandolo is a US Naval Academy graduate, served as an Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marines and is a combat veteran, served as a Special Agent in the FBI from 1996-2008, and was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct strategic analysis of the Islamic threat. He is the President and Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).

When the Worst Case Scenario is the Most Likely Scenario

When the Worst Case Scenario is the Most Likely Scenario

UTT Keys to victory in war include knowing the enemy, knowing yourself, and understanding the battlespace in which the war is to be fought. 

At the operational level, militaries aim to maintain the high ground, gather intelligence on their enemies, control key nodes of communications, control logistics routes and means, and get inside their enemy’s decision-making process to influence them into making decisions beneficial to friendly forces and opposed to their intentions.

The military which can achieve these strategic and operational objectives will have a high likelihood of winning the war.

Today, the Islamic Counter-State in America has achieved all of these strategic and operational milestones.

The Islamic Counter-State has penetrated all levels of the U.S. government including all U.S. intelligence, defense, enforcement, and administrative agencies with access to all systems used by these agencies. This gives them intelligence and the knowledge of U.S. government activities. Therefore, this enemy knows our current operations and will be able to alert their network when significant movements in U.S. planning/strategy take place.

The Islamic Counter-State primarily wages this war in the Information Battlespace and, as of today, has dominance in this battlespace over U.S. assets. U.S. leaders have an understanding of Islam which is exactly the opposite of what muslims teach their children in U.S. Islamic schools. 

Page 1 of the Muslim Brotherhood’s document “Phases of the World Underground Movement Plan” which can be found at UTT’s website HERE

The U.S. Muslim Brotherhood claims it has established a “Shadow Government” inside the U.S. government whose responsibilities include gathering intelligence and influencing decision-making at the strategic and operational levels. Having Al Qaeda operative Abdurahman Alamoudi advising President Clinton, Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Magid working on the Homeland Security Advisory Committee with a secret clearance, or the Department of State training ISIS military commander Colonel Kalminov on five (5) separate occasions between 2003 and 2014, are indicators the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood has decisive influence in the government and unfettered access to major components of the government.

Al Qaeda financier Abdurahman Alamoudi (center) – now in federal prison – served as the Islamic advisor to Vice President Gore (L) and President Clinton (R)
Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Magid served on the Homeland Security Advisory Committee with a secret clearance under President Obama

An significant increase in the number of sharia adherent muslims in positions of authority over local water reservoirs and power grids raises serious security concerns. The statistical probability that sharia adherent muslims are managers/assistant managers in the majority of the largest hotels in American cities is zero. Therefore, their presence in these positions must be intentional and calculated.

The number of sharia adherent muslims purchasing smaller local hotels, gas stations, and mini-marts across America, again, points to an intentional strengthening of their logistical infrastructure.

If, in fact, the Islamic Counter-State is actually doing what its doctrine sharia mandates – warfare against the non-muslim community – then, militarily, all of these actions constitute the development of key logistical nodes critical to them in time of war.

If mosques are what Islam teaches they are – seats of the Islamic government where sharia is adjudicated, jihadis are housed/trained, weapons are stored, and battles planned – then it begs the question: “Why are there 72 mosques within 20 miles of Houston’s city-center, and what is the strategic importance of this?”

Mosques within 20 miles of Houston’s city-center.
Source: Salatomatic.com

The best case scenario for any military to prepare a battlefield/battlespace for victory is to have significant strategic influence in the enemy’s camp, a well-developed intelligence network, a strong logistical train, and troops in place for when the battle kicks off.

The Islamic Counter-State has all of these in place right now. Their best case scenario is now our worst case scenario.

What can citizens do to be a part of victory at the local level? Join UTT and let us help you develop the strategy for your local community to identify current threats, shore up your defenses, and give you a plan of action for victory.JGAl QaedaArmies of MohammadBombingsCAIRCivilization JihadDepartment of DefenseDepartment of Homeland SecurityDesignated TerroristDHS SecretaryDiyanetDonald TrumpGovernorHamashonor killingInformation WarfareInterfaith OutreachInternational Muslim BrotherhoodIranISILISISIslamIslamic JurisprudenceIslamic LawIslamismISNAjihadJohn GuandoloMuslim BrotherhoodOICOrganisation of Islamic CooperationPresidentSaudi ArabiaSecretary of StateshariaTerrorismTreasonTurkish Muslim BrotherhoodU.S. Attorney’s OfficeU.S. MilitaryUnited NationsUS Muslim BrotherhoodUS Palestine CommitteeUSA v Holy Land FoundationUTTal qaedaAlamoudiCIAClintonDHSFBIGoreISISIslamIslamic Counter-Stateislamic lawislamic StatejihadKalminovMilitarymohamed magidMuslim BrotherhoodNational SecurityshariastrategyterrorismWar

About JGJohn Guandolo is a US Naval Academy graduate, served as an Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marines and is a combat veteran, served as a Special Agent in the FBI from 1996-2008, and was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct strategic analysis of the Islamic threat. He is the President and Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).

Austin Mayor Adler Joins Growing Number of Texas Politicians Overtly Aiding & Abetting Terrorists

Austin Mayor Adler Joins Growing Number of Texas Politicians Overtly Aiding & Abetting Terrorists

UTThis past weekend, Austin (TX) Mayor Steve Adler (democrat), a Jew, was the Guest of Honor at the 4th Annual Austin City Wide Iftar Dinner, at which jihadi Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was the Keynote Speaker.

Most notable is the fact the event was “presented by” the terrorist group Hamas doing business as EMGAGE, with one of the partners being the Turkish Muslim Brotherhood in the form of the Turkish Raindrop Foundation.

By publicly promoting and participating in this Hamas event, Mr. Adler is promoting Hamas, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, and advancing the Muslim Brotherhood’s hostile efforts in Texas in opposition to his Oath of Office.

Mr. Adler is not the only elected official in Texas working for terrorists.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (democrat) declared December 9, 2018 as “CAIR-Texas Day” in Houston. With over 70 jihadi mosques in and around Houston, it would seem the Houston mayor would find more productive ways to protect the citizens of that fair city.

CAIR was created by the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee, which is Hamas in the United States. 

For more information that CAIR is Hamas, including details of Hamas leaders who have participated in acts of terrorism and funding terrorism, click HERE.

U.S. Congresswomen Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX 30th District, democrat) and Sheila Jackson Lee (TX 18th District, democrat), along with former U.S. Congressman Gene Green (TX 29th District, democrat) all wrote letters in support of Hamas doing business as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Hamas is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.

It is worth noting that Congresswoman Bernice Johnson was the Member of Congress who invited Muslim Brotherhood/jihadi leader Omar Suleiman to give the invocation two weeks ago inside the U.S. Capital in the House of Representatives.

There is a counter-intelligence investigation and/or Material Support charge waiting to happen here. Will the FBI or Texas DPS open investigations on these elected officials who appear to be committing sedition and treason?

Let us not forget that several months ago Hamas/CAIR held “Muslim Day” inside the Texas State House.

Texas is in real trouble, but Understanding the Threat (UTT) continues to work across Texas to identify and dismantle these networks at the local level.

This effort would be much easier without elected officials aiding and abetting America’s enemies.

To help UTT in its mission to take the fight to the enemy and put FREEDOM back on the offensive where it belongs, please click HERE or go to UnderstandingtheThreat.com.JGAl QaedaCAIRCivilization JihadDemocratic National ConventionDepartment of DefenseDepartment of Homeland SecurityDesignated TerroristDonald TrumpEspionageHamashududInternational Muslim BrotherhoodIranISISIslamIslamic LawISNAjihadJohn GuandoloMarxismMosqueMuslim AdvocatesMuslim BrotherhoodSaudi ArabiaSecretary of StateshariaSouthern Poverty Law CenterState Sponsors of TerrorismTerrorismTreasonUS Muslim BrotherhoodUS Palestine CommitteeUSA v Holy Land FoundationUTTAustinBernice JohnsonDoubletree HotelEMGAGEGene GreenHamasIftarIlhan OmarIslamjihadMuslim BrotherhoodMuslim DayOmar SuleimanshariaSheila Jackson LeeSteve AdlerSylvester TurnerterrorismTexasTurkish Raindrop Foundation

About JGJohn Guandolo is a US Naval Academy graduate, served as an Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marines and is a combat veteran, served as a Special Agent in the FBI from 1996-2008, and was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct strategic analysis of the Islamic threat. He is the President and Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).

NYC: hundreds of Jews protest against Ilhan Omar at Times Square

NYC: hundreds of Jews protest against Ilhan Omar at Times Square

MAY 24, 2019 2:30 PM BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS54 COMMENTS

Hundreds of protesters showed up in New York City’s Times Square “to call for the removal of freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.” They comprised of both Jews and Jewish supporters against antisemitism.

“New York native and activist Joe Diamond” who organized the rally stated:  “In my lifetime I cannot think of any other politician who presents a bigger threat to the alliance between the US and Israel and to America’s Jews”.

Many have not called out the uniqueness about Islamic antisemitism, branding the likes of Ilhan Omar (and Rashida Tlaib) as merely “antisemitic”. What makes this kind of antisemitism distinct is the organized pervasiveness of it and the fact that the roots of Islamic antisemitism lies within Islamic doctrine, from the Quran to modern teachings by Islamic scholars.

“The former Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, who was the most respected cleric in the world among Sunni Muslims, called Jews ‘the enemies of Allah, descendants of apes and pigs.’”

According to Saudi sheikh, Ba’d bin Abdallah al-Ajameh al-Ghamidi:  “The current behavior of the brothers of apes and pigs, their treachery, violation of agreements, and defiling of holy places … is connected with the deeds of their forefathers during the early period of Islam–which proves the great similarity between all the Jews living today and the Jews who lived at the dawn of Islam.”

And the Palestinian jihad is sealed within PA, PLO, Hamas and Fatah Charters which aim to obliterate Israel from the river (Jordan) to the sea (Mediterranean). Children in the Palestinian territories are sent to summer Jihad camp and are indoctrinated to hate Jews through school curricula; and pay-for-slay blood money continues to fund Palestinian jihad terrorists.

The New York City protest was organized by the group “Ilan Must Go.” Members planned on a billboard launching “with donations from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Zionist Organization of America and others”, but the city denied them a permit, calling the ad “disparaging“. But that did not stop “Ilhan Must Go“. The group launched a “video display on a truck.”

“Speakers at the event included former Democratic New York State assemblyman Dov Hikind and award-winning advocate of Christian Zionism Laurie Cardoza-Moore.”  Moore said something noteworthy, that she “expects to be called Islamophobic” but she is just “against terrorism”. A Washington Examiner article published the telling title about Ilhan Omar: She’s not naive: Ilhan Omar is on the road, raising money for extreme Islamist groups.

Omar has been continuously invoking the dreaded words “islamophobia”, and “racist” when she gets called out, as a means to veil her own Islamic antisemitism.

“HUNDREDS OF JEWS GATHER IN TIMES SQUARE TO PROTEST ILHAN OMAR”, by Haley Cohen, Jerusalem Post, May 22, 2019:

EW YORK – Protesters gathered in New York City’s Times Square late Monday to call for the removal of freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Following the highly-publicized allegations of the Minnesotan congresswoman’s antisemitism and her statement downplaying the 9/11 terrorist attacks, New York native and activist Joe Diamond organized a rally and billboard launch calling for her removal. She is one of the first two Muslim women to be elected to the US legislature.

“In my lifetime, I cannot think of any other politician who presents a bigger threat to the alliance between the US and Israel and to America’s Jews,” Diamond told The Jerusalem Post ahead of Monday’s protest. “This woman is an ardent antisemite, and she doesn’t even try to hide it.”

Omar’s critics had planned to launch a billboard with redacted quotes from the politician, alongside graphic 9/11 imagery. The group, named “Ilan Must Go,” was prepared to spend thousands of dollars on the billboard, with donations from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Zionist Organization of America and others. Instead, the detractors put the video display on a truck, as they were unable to receive a stationary billboard permit from local authorities, which cited the ad as “disparaging.”

A screen on the truck flickered with controversial statements Omar has made since being elected in 2018, including her much-publicized and allegedly antisemitic tweet “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.”

Diamond, who originally estimated that the event would bring in 10,000 protesters, said he was pleased with the turnout in the hundreds. Speakers at the event included former Democratic New York State assemblyman Dov Hikind and award-winning advocate of Christian Zionism Laurie Cardoza-Moore.

“We have to utilize every mechanism of media to wake up Americans about the vile hatred of this woman. Christians should also be alarmed. Ilhan Omar is a huge threat to our national security,” Cardoza-Moore said. The activist told the Post that she expects to be called Islamophobic following her statements. “I’m just against terrorism,” she claimed.

Omar’s defenders were among those in the crowd, including a handful of hassidic men who oppose the existence of Israel and a group of Jewish millennials who said that attempts to remove her were an expression of racism and Islamophobia, linked to white supremacy.

“At a Times Square protest against Ilhan Omar, several hundred people with Trump banners and Israeli and American flags are saying the most hateful lies. One man has the flag of The Jewish Defense League, a terrorist group responsible for multiple murders,” author and artist Molly Crabapple tweeted….

UK: Appeaser Theresa resigns over Brexit failure, Robert Spencer issues statement

UK: Appeaser Theresa resigns over Brexit failure, Robert Spencer issues statement

MAY 24, 2019 11:42 AM BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS4 COMMENTS

Theresa May has resigned over her failure in handling Brexit, launching a Tory leadership race for a successor. Her failure expands well beyond Brexit.

Jihad Watch issued a message at the start of May that Robert Spencer was on a temporary hiatus.  As we all continue to await his return, this news prompted him to send me a statement this morning for publication :

“Theresa May was an absolute disgrace, the worst Prime Minister of Great Britain in decades and possibly centuries. It is she who confirmed the mass immigration policies that have so seriously undermined British society and who cracked down hard against all who protested, seriously eroding Britain’s centuries-long traditions of free discourse and free inquiry. Even if Britain survives as a free nation, future generations of free Britons will loathe her name.”

Theresa May equated Robert Spencer with jihad terrorists.  He talked about it in this video…

Here are a few highlights of May’s ‘legacy’ as leader which were covered by Jihad Watch beginning with the case of Asia Bibi….

  • “And while she prevents Asia Bibi and her family from settling in the U.K., and has continued to bar islamocritics such as Robert Spencer from visiting the U.K., Theresa May’s government has allowed in several preachers of Jihad. Robert Spencer notes that among them have been Syed Muzaffar Shah Qadri, whose “preaching of hatred and jihad violence was so hardline that he was banned from preaching in Pakistan, but the UK Home Office welcomed him into Britain.” And “the UK Home Office recently admitted Shaykh Hamza Sodagar into the country, despite the fact that he has said: ‘If there’s homosexual men, the punishment is one of five things. One – the easiest one maybe – chop their head off, that’s the easiest. Second – burn them to death. Third – throw ’em off a cliff. Fourth – tear down a wall on them so they die under that. Fifth – a combination of the above.’”In early November, Bibi’s husband, Ashiq Masih, begged Prime Minister Theresa May to grant asylum for his wife and family: “I am requesting the prime minister of Britain to help us exit Pakistan and give us asylum if she can, what we know now is that Theresa May herself blocked the granting of asylum to Bibi…”
  • Theresa May issued a statement which was fully dismissive about Islamic ideology which sanctions a range of abuses; among them: harsh punishments for blasphemy, sex slavery of infidel women,  bloody jihad against kaffirs, and the murder of gays and apostates. May said:

“There are those who conduct acts of terror in the name of Islam, but it is not in the name of Islam…On the issue of radical Islamism, British Muslims are peaceful and law-abiding who have themselves been victims of acts of terror by the far right. There are those who conduct acts of terror in the name of Islam, but it is not in the name of Islam.” 

  • Theresa May announced the end of free speech in the UK with her ridiculous declaration: “We value free speech but we also value tolerance to others.”  Note that May does not expect the the same from Islamic supremacists and the hate preachers that she has so freely allowed into Britain.
  • Theresa May applauded the Sharia when she told Brits that they could “benefit a great deal”from Sharia teachings. Now, 85 Sharia courts are operating in the country which have no place in a democratic society.  One of those ‘courts’ handed down a sentence approving of honor killing. A Daily Mail article reported that Sharia courts were operating beyond the reach of British law and oppressing women.
  • Appeaser Theresa surrendered to the EU its open immigration demands for years after Brexit, but this pledge of hers has now come to an abrupt end with her resignation.

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson “has emerged as the bookmakers’ favorite choice to replace May.”  Johnson created uproar and was accused of “Islamophobia” last year over a burqa joke. “100 British Muslim women  requested Boris Johnson be thrown out of the Conservatives in a letter to Brandon Lewis, the chairman of the party.”  Johnson flat out refused to apologize.  Then, to the horror of the mainstream media, a poll showed that a “large majority” of Brits do not believe that  criticizing the burqa is “racist” and would in fact support banning the burqa. The hoopla faded.

Theresa May’s exit over a no-deal Brexit does however end on one positive: she “will remain in Downing Street, to shoulder the blame for what are expected to be dire results for her party from Thursday’s European elections – and to host Donald Trump when he visits” on June 3. A new leader is expected to emerge by July.

“Theresa May announces she will resign on 7 June”, by Heather Stewart, The Guardian, May 24, 2019:

Theresa May has bowed to intense pressure from her own party and named 7 June as the day she will step aside as Conservative leader, drawing her turbulent three-year premiership to a close.

Speaking in Downing Street, May said it had been “the honour of my life” to serve as Britain’s second female prime minister. Her voice breaking, she said she would leave “with no ill will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love”.

The prime minister listed a series of what she said were her government’s achievements, including tackling the deficit, reducing unemployment and boosting funding for mental health.

But she admitted: “It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit.”

May’s announcement came after a meeting with Graham Brady, the chair of the backbench Tory 1922 Committee, which was prepared to trigger a second vote of no confidence in her leadership if she refused to resign.

Her fate was sealed after a 10-point “new Brexit deal”, announced in a speech on Tuesday, infuriated Tory backbenchers and many of her own cabinet – while falling flat with the Labour MPs it was meant to persuade.

The leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, resigned on Wednesday, rather than present the Brexit bill to parliament.

A string of other cabinet ministers had also expressed concerns, including Sajid Javid, Jeremy Hunt, Chris Grayling and David Mundell.

In particular, they rejected May’s promise to give MPs a vote on a second referendum as the Brexit bill passed through parliament, and implement the result – which they felt came too close to endorsing the idea….

Canada Moves to Ban Christians From Demonstrating in Public Under New “Anti-Hate” Proposal

Canada Moves to Ban Christians From Demonstrating in Public Under New “Anti-Hate” Proposal

MAY 23, 2019 2:19 PM BY PAMELA GELLER103 COMMENTS

Dark times in Canada. “Anti-hate” – who decides what’s good and what’s forbidden? Terror tied groups like CAIR? Antifa? Freedom of speech is the foundation of a free society. Without it, a tyrant can wreak havoc unopposed, while his opponents are silenced.

Putting up with being offended is essential in a pluralistic society in which people differ on basic truths. If a group will not bear being offended without resorting to violence, that group will rule unopposed while everyone else lives in fear, while other groups curtail their activities to appease the violent group. This results in the violent group being able to tyrannize the others.

Islamic law forbids criticism of Islam, Quran, Muhammad. If they cannot be criticized, we are in effect accepting Islamic law as overriding the freedom of speech. This would establish Muslims as a protected class and prevent honest discussion of how Islamic jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism.

The concept of Islamophobia has two meanings. Few ever make any distinction between them. One is the brutalization of innocent Muslims, which is never justified. The problem is that the label is also used to refer to analysis of how Islamic texts and teachings incite to violence.

Any criticism of jihad terror that examines its ideological roots in Islam is called Islamophobia, The word is used to intimidate people into thinking there is something wrong with opposing jihad terror. This deforms our response to terrorism by placing off-limits any examination of its guiding ideology, and effectively enforces Sharia blasphemy laws in the US by placing Islam, Quran, Muhammad beyond criticism.

If speech that offends a group is outlawed, that group has absolute power, and a free society is destroyed. A group that cannot be criticized cannot be opposed. It can work its will no matter what it is, and no one will be able to say anything to stop it.

Inoffensive speech needs no protection. The First Amendment was developed precisely in order to protect speech that was offensive to some, in order to prevent those who had power from claiming they were offended by speech opposing them and silencing the powerless.

A free society is by its nature one in which people put up with others being uncivil and offensive. The alternative is a quiet authoritarian society in which only one opinion is allowed and the others are silenced, and ultimately sent to the camps.

The quran is full of hatred and violence. Will Trudeau ban the quran?

Canada Moves to Ban Christians From Demonstrating in Public Under New Anti-Hate Proposal

The Canadian province of Ontario is considering legislation that would officially criminalize Christianity.

Big League Politics, May 20, 2019:

Legislation proposed in the Canadian province of Ontario would criminalize public displays by Christians deemed hateful to Muslims, the LGBT community and other victim groups designated by the left.

The bill, “Prohibiting Hate-Promoting Demonstrations at Queen’s Park Act, 2019,” bans any demonstration, rally or other activity that is deemed hateful by the Speaker from being permissible on legislative grounds – effectively insulating the government from Christian speech.

Life Site News explains that the nebulous nature of Canada’s anti-hate laws essentially give leftist legislators carte blanche to ban all Christian protest:The problem with this bill, however, lies in the fact that the definition of “hate” is uncertain under Canadian law. As a result, unfortunately, the use of the word “hate” can be a useful tool for some to prevent differing views from being expressed. That is, the word “hate” can be used to silence opposing views expressed when, in fact, the views are simply a reasonable expression of belief.

This concern is based on actual experience. Canadians have already experienced the contempt shown by the Supreme Court of Canada towards Section 2 of the Charter of Rights which provides for freedom of opinion, expression and religion. In the Trinity Western Christian University case (2018), a private Christian university’s moral covenant was deemed hateful and discriminating. In the Bill Whatcott case (2013), the Supreme Court of Canada concluded that the effects of an expression used, not the communicator’s intent, are what is relevant. The court went on to conclude that “truthful statements and sincerely held beliefs do not affect the finding of “hate”. Mr. Whatcott merely expressed in his pamphlet the well-established facts about homosexuality which the court held to be “hateful”. It is worth noting that the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, presumably consisting of equally learned judges, had previously concluded that the pamphlet was not hateful. The Supreme Court of Canada prides itself on being a “progressive” court and has an established bias as evidenced in a series of decisions that have struck down laws based on traditional values. There is little likelihood that the court will protect tradition-based groups if they are denied the right to demonstrate at the provincial legislature.As Canada becomes more restrictive toward Christianity, they open their arms for the LGBT agenda and Islam to take a foothold in their culture.

The Royal Canadian Mint issued a commemorative coin last month to celebrate homosexual love as a core principle of Canadian society.

“Marking 50 years since a landmark decision that began a process of legal reforms to recognize the rights of LGBTQ2 Canadians is a powerful way to recognize Canada’s profound belief in equality and inclusion,” said Marie Lemay, president and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.Meanwhile, the far-left Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been revealed to be plotting different ways to bring ISIS terrorists to his nation and possibly be re-introduced in public life.

“None of the options are ideal and all present different challenges and risks,” said the three-page secret paper, which was heavily redacted after its release through the Access to Information Act.

As globalism and liberalism takes a stronger hold in Canada, the government can be expected to become even more hostile to Christianity and more hospitable to subversive agendas.