Saturday, July 16, 2016

Vlad Tepes Interviews Paul Sutliff

It is nice to talk to great men like Vlad Tepes who truly enjoy the reality of being Awakened to become a true PATRIOT for your country by simply telling the truth about Islam.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Countering Violent Extremism: A Ghost Buster Solution to a Real World Problem


For my last article on Countering Violent Extremism and the Heritage Foundation I sought out the comments of national security experts. People who have far more knowledge on the CVE program than I do and have had access information that enables them to truly know what is happening regarding terrorism.


Ryan Mauro, is a National Security Expert with the Clarion Project and a FOX News commentator on national security issues. Ryan was one of the first persons to encourage my writing and research. Because of this I value his input.  Below you will find his answers to my questions. I highlighted some of his words because they should be of special importance today.

Q: As a federal program, is the Countering Violent Extremism salvageable as it currently stands?

Ryan Mauro: The current CVE program is not salvageable without a major restructuring and refocusing. If you want to minimally ruffle feathers, you could keep a broad theme and terminology of "countering violent extremism" but add a specific focus on Islamism, Political Islam, jihadism or whatever term you prefer. The main issue is that the central plank has to identify a problematic Islam-centric ideology. This is something that Muslim allies should embrace, because it puts the problem in their ballpark and elevates their importance. If the "violent extremist" threat has nothing to do with Islam, then there's no reason to give special attention to potential Muslim partners above anyone else.

It is equally important that any program targeting the Islamist ideology have personnel who are unhindered by political correctness, support the necessity of focusing on Islamism and understand it. Those who see the Muslim Brotherhood as a partner or, even worse, have links to them, are not compatible with that program's objective. They will inevitably do their best to influence any initiative like that, through political pressure and demands for inclusion. 

Q: Do you have a comment about Conservative groups backing CVE when information exists exposing the actual usage of it to promote the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist narrative?

Ryan Mauro: This isn't an issue about conservatism versus progressivism. Either American political philosophy collides with Islamism and the Muslim Brotherhood. It's common sense that if the U.S. government identifies an organization or individual as being part of the Muslim Brotherhood, then that entity shouldn't be a trusted source on CVE. It's like having Hillary Clinton as an adviser on email security. 

The largest terrorism-financing trial in U.S. history targeted the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas and involved designating their affiliates in America as unindicted co-conspirators. The last thing a counter-terrorism program should do is take the unindicted co-conspirator/Muslim Brotherhood affiliate list and use it as a job application for homeland security.

Ryan Mauro’s answers have special importance because they refer to a Muslim Brotherhood influence that has infiltrated our national security, which in many ways has been disabling all of our safety measures. A simple review of who is on the Visitor Logs at the White House reveals a stream of influential members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Some even find private audiences with President Obama and his wife in the Rose Garden. (To learn more buy Civilization Jihad and the Myth of Moderate Islam.)

Some of the Muslim Brotherhood were appointed to positions of national security by President Obama. Amongst them, Mohamed Elibiary, who was appointed to the Department of Homeland Security. Elibiary had no difficulty sharing his affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood. One of the responsibilities of the committee Elibiary served on was to determine if the Muslim Brotherhood was a terrorist entity. It comes  as no surprise that the White House later declared that Muslim Brotherhood is a “non-violent group” even though Hamas, which is a terrorist entity identified by the United States, is but a chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Other presidential appointees with Muslim Brotherhood connections have occupied various postings which you would think would have nothing to do with national security. But look at Asma Mirza’s appointment to the Office of Management and Budget in 2010, whom President Obama tells his cabinet to confer with regarding matters of their budget. At the same time she joined the staff she became a member of the Shura Council of the Islamic Society of North America, which is basically a Board of Directors. She was 23 at the time and earned her appointment by being the daughter of Yacob Mirza, a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.

Jamal Barzinji, is the former Vice President of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) and whom David Gaubatz, author of The Muslim Mafia, referred to as the Masul of the Muslim Mafia in 2009. This was in reference to his leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood in

North America. I spoke with Mr. Gaubatz about his conclusions that Barzinji was the actual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America because I also had come to that conclusion from using publicly available information. Mr. Gaubatz’s son, Chris had gone undercover to attain some of the information. Jamal Barzinji is now deceased. But his grandson, Zaki Barzinji now works in the White House! According to his White House bio he now serves as the “Associate Director of Public Engagement and serves as the White House liaison to Muslim-American communities and other faiths, including Sikhs, Buddhists, Hindus, and others.” Anyone notice what faiths are missing? JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY! (To learn about more infiltrators see here, here and, here.)

Gadi Adelman, a National Security Expert has a show on Blog Talk Radio’s Radio Jihad Network called America Akbar. Gadi is someone I trust and recommend his show to everyone. On June 30, 2016 he had Dr. James Carafano, the Vice President of the Heritage Foundation on.

Dr. Carafano is no stranger to issues of national security. He served in the army for 25 years reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During his service he served as the executive director of Joint Force Quarterly, the Defense Department's military journal. Dr. Carafano’s extensive knowledge has been recognized repeatedly by continual requests to testify before Congressional Committees on national security matters.

Gadi asked Dr. Carafano, a question I proposed in his chat room asking for him to comment on the relationship of the Heritage Foundation and the Countering Violent Extremism program. Dr. Carafano began by describing the current CVE program and went into great detail. It seems Dr. Carafano and I agree about the dangers of the current CVE program. Below I have transcribed his response to the question, I added the emphasis to highlight what I thought stood out..

Somebody took a good idea and made it into something really stupid. Like they said, “let’s remake Ghost Busters or the Magnificent Seven.” This actually started in the Bush administration as an effort to interdict the precursor activities that lead to violent terrorism, material support for terrorist activities, funding foreign fighters, recruiting people for terrorist activities, funding money for terrorist activities and the Obama administration came in and took this program over and they turned it into mush. So, they came up with this stupid name, which disguised it, [Countering Violent Extremism], what does that mean?... They made it so big and obtuse that literally it turned into a bunch of grant money that anybody could get for anything they want. So they turned it into basically a community outreach program and not only that they so broadened it they created huge opportunities for abuse and misuse to this program where literally if you wanted too you could go out after your political opponents as opposed to going after terrorists. So what we have said is look, there is a place for enabling law enforcement, helping them to get at precursor activities which could lead to violent acts, and that makes sense. Basically enabling law enforcement and intelligence to penetrate communities to find out problems and stop them before they get some where, to facilitate things that are common practice like community policing and intelligence by policing.

With that said there are a couple of caveats there. First of all, the federal government shouldn’t be involved in any of this unless it is a national security problem, and the only violent extremist threat that rises to the level of a national security problem is Islamist terrorism. And therefore we ought to be really clear in saying that these are programs to go after transnational Islamist terrorists whether those are based in the United States or connected from overseas that doesn’t matter. These are for a national security matter, they are going after an Islamist terrorist and they ought to be programmed, that again are designed to enable law enforcement to get at these pre-cursor activities. And they need to have vigorous oversight and they need to be [continually] vetted so that they are not abused. So, NO I am not a big fan of the way the government is doing this. Which is basically calling it ‘blah blah’ and then Congress gives it like 45 million dollars so that people can do whatever they damn well please. So should we battling violent extremist acts and trying to stop them before somebody goes down to the club and shoots people? Yeah! You bet! But that needs to be done responsibly.

Dr. Carafano and I agree on everything on this! I hope he can set the Heritage Foundation on the straight narrow and get them out of endorsing this Ghost Buster solution!

The Department of Homeland Security now has an official budget for CVE and operates from the DHS Office for Community Partnerships. I filed a FOIA for the budget and in response I received a copy of the Department of Homeland Security: Countering Violent Extremism Programs and Initiatives, June 14, 2016.

In support of what Dr. Carafano said, this budget does little to actually stop violent extremism and demonstrates a lack of respect to the tax payers of this great nation. Part of the problem is the initiative goals presented by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to build community partnerships for the purpose of countering violent extremism. By not naming the actual enemy, Islamist terrorists, these funds as Dr. Carafano have quickly abused.

Of the $13,074,000 appointed for the budget, $3,108,000 was provided for the newly created Office of Partnerships and Engagement (OPE). This implies a HUGE staff etc., currently under the new Director George Selim.

GEORGE SELIM, DHS Director of Office of Partnerships and Engagements
Before getting into the budget, a little background on George Selim is needed. According to the Washington Post, Selim is one of the persons behind the National Security Internship (NSI), an intensive nine-week summer program in 2008 while he was a policy advisor at the DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. The stated reason for the development of NSI? The Washington Post records that it was “a response to two issues that arose after the 9/11 attacks: discrimination against Arab and Muslim Americans, and the need to create a new generation of well-rounded public servants who can engage those communities.”

Not stated here is that it was Muslims who attacked America. They were not the victims! They were in fact the attackers. This was under President George W. Bush, who should have known who were the attackers. The claim of discrimination against Muslims was minimal compared to what happened to Germans and Japanese during World War II!

That discrimination continued to be so minimal that Anti-Semitic actions that were determined to be actual crimes soared far above the “discrimination” against Muslims which were reportable crimes.

George Selim, spoke at The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard in 2009. This is a Saudi funded Wahhabi Islamist school. Osama Bin Laden was a Wahhabist Muslim! Selim was also noted by the Daily Caller and the Jewish Press to have met with CAIR officials, whose organization according to federal courts is tied to the terrorist organization Hamas. Selim stated he knew of “hundreds of examples of departments and agencies that meet with CAIR on a range of issues.” This speaks of numerous likely treasonous occurrences! Since Hamas is a recognized terrorist entity!

It pays to notice who gives Selim accolades. Hady Amr, the Director of the Brookings Doha Center, a Qatar funded facility, which has long supported the Muslim Brotherhood and its Hamas chapter said, “Like Barak Obama, George is as American as Apple Pie, but his parentage includes recent immigrants to America, which enabled him to see how others view America.”

This comment should have sent shock waves through the national security community! The implication here is that George Selim is also born to a Muslim family. Interestingly, no other comments or references are made to Selim’s heritage or religious beliefs.

CVE BUDGET ISSUES
As stated previously the largest issue is that funds to counter violent extremism are NOT BEING USED FOR THAT PURPOSE! The 2016 budget shows that:

Office
CVE Budget Allocated
Percentage of Budget
Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
$217,265
1.09%
Office of Community Partnerships (OCP)
$3,108,000
15.53%
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
$57,641
0.29%
Science and Technology Directorate
$4,333,577
21.66%
FEMA
$1,550,467
7.75%
Section 543 Grants
$10,000,000
49.97%
Office of Partnerships and engagement (OPE)
$89,412
0.45%
Analysis & Operations
$654,431
3.27%
TOTAL:
$20,010,793.00


Note that the budget is $7 million higher than it has been budgeted! This office starts with using more money than it has been allocated and this is fiscally responsible? Also, nearly 50% of the budget is allocated for grants according to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113). Sec 543 are for the purpose of "a countering violent extremism (CVE) initiative to help states and local communities prepare for, prevent, and respond to emergent threats from violent extremism." It is especially important to note how easily dispensable these funds are to any organization because:
           
Congress further instructed that "…all funds under the CVE initiative shall be provided on a competitive basis directly to states, local governments, tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, or institutions of higher education. Eligible activities for the CVE initiative shall include, but not be limited to, planning, developing, implementing, or expanding educational outreach, community engagement, social service programs, training, and exercises, as well as other activities as the Secretary [of Homeland Security] determines appropriate."

This insanity needs to stop! The Countering Violent Extremism program has become little more than a shell game to give taxpayer funds away for reasons that have nothing to do with stopping terrorism!  Keep in mind that the persons in charge of funds to stop “violent extremism” is most likely akin to President Obama and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, in that George Selim can not use the two words “Islamic terrorism.” If that is true, how can any of the funds allocated stop or halt violent extremism??

Friday, May 27, 2016

My What Strange Bedfellows the Heritage Foundation Has!

This is part 2 of a 3 part series about the Heritage Foundation’s endorsement of President Obama’s Countering Violent Extremism program (CVE). In the last article it was shown how CVE actually promotes the Islamist narrative of the Muslim Brotherhood in America. That alone should have made the Heritage Foundation avoid anything to do with the CVE. However, they chose to promote articles which endorse it.


The Heritage Foundation owns the Daily Signal. Josh Siegel wrote two articles for the Daily Signal promoting CVE: Houston’s Muslim Led Plan to Protect the Homeland on April 17, 2016 and How these Texas Muslims Fight Against Terror on April 18, 2016. At the center of these articles was a 42-page document that was full of references to the Muslim Brotherhood. Thus this article will concentrate on the strange bedfellows the Heritage Foundation has made by promoting Mustafah Tameez's 2014 report, Building a Resilient Community to Counter Violent Extremism to the people of America as something good.

Mr. Siegel is not alone in the blame. I personally notified one of the editors of the Daily Signal asking them to remove the stories because of their ineptness and lack of journalistic integrity in that they said nothing about the Muslim Brotherhood connection. I also tried various ways to contact the Heritage Foundation through my various professional connections. I tried three times to warn them before I published the first article. I received no response. With that said, the Heritage Foundation owns these strange bedfellows willingly, for the sole purpose of endorsing Obama’s Countering Violent Extremism program.
It should be said that by promoting Tameez's report as something good, the Heritage Foundation’s journalist, Josh Siegel for the Daily Signal apparently never looked at the people listed in this short document nor did he look at the organizations. If these ties were examined the few connections I am listing below should have been enough for Heritage Foundation to SHOUT: “NO WE DON”T WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH THEM. DON”T RUN THIS STORY.” But after being told that the Islamic Society of Greater Houston was Muslim Brotherhood and that the CVE program was a platform to promote Muslim Brotherhood Islamists they still found importance in backing the story.

The Heritage Foundation is supposed to champion conservative causes. As you read about these strange bedfellows below ask yourself these two questions: 
1. Is this a Conservative stand?
2. Will this person or organization be part of protecting America or are they more interested in attacking her from within?
Strange Bedfellow #1
Islamic Society of Greater Houston and by extension the The Muslim Brotherhood

In the last article I provided indisputable evidence that the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH) gave its dues paying members membership in the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) which is considered by the Muslim Brotherhood as one of its own organizations.

The North American Muslim Brotherhood’s Explanatory Memorandum was written in 1991 and it states:

Ignoring this document’s stated purpose of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America is the only way Siegel’s article can begin to smell good.

Page 2 of the document Heritage Foundation promoted through Siegel’s articles provides a list of 25 consultants. You have to wonder if the Heritage Foundation had any clue who they were promoting. Amongst these were:

Strange Bedfellow #2
Sheikh Waleed Basyouni


Sheikh Waleed Basyouni is listed third and his position given as the Imam of the Clear Lake Islamic Center (CLIC). Patrick Poole wrote about Basyouni in 2007.


Waleed Basyouni attended the Al-Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, the academic heart of Wahhabi Islam, where he obtained a Bachelors and a Masters Degree. According to Basyouni’s DiscovertheNetwork.org profile, he studied under Sheikh Abdelaziz bin Baz, who author Gilles Kepel identifies as “the principal Wahhabite ideologist” in his book, Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam (p. 210).

The terrorist Osama bin Laden was a Wahhabite Muslim.

Sheikh Basyouni is also a member of the North American Imam’s Federation. Discover the Networks describes this organization as a part of the Muslim Brotherhood since its inception in 2003.

Josh Siegel wrote an additional article supporting Sheikh Waleed Basyouni on May 4th of 2016.  The article spoke of how the Islamic State had placed Sheikh Waleed Basyouni on a hit list for his apostasy in refusing to recognize the self-proclaimed Caliph, which the international conglomerate of the Muslim Brotherhood has never officially accepted. This allowed Basyouni to issue a fatwa against Muslims going to the Islamic State to fight or live. Yes the fatwa he issued makes him seem moderate. However, he is far from that. In practicing Civilization Jihad, which is the term used by the Muslim Brotherhood for their war against North America, the fatwa he issued actually in truth promotes the Muslim Brotherhood agenda for North America.

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) published  a translation of Saudi cleric, Muhammad Al-Habdan who declared it unlawful to seek European or American citizenship instead of going to an Islamic country. This was said while it is publically known that the Saudis have refused to receive any “Syrian” “refugees.”

Strange Bedfellow #3
Shariq Ghani

Shariq Ghani is listed as a founder of the Fajr Program. What is not said is that he is a former director of CAIR-Houston. CAIR has been recognized in a federal court as having ties to Hamas! Hamas was recognized as terrorist group under President Clinton. Many counter-terrorism experts say that CAIR is Hamas in America. 

The Hamas’ Charter also known as the Hamas Covenant states it is a chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood. 


Strange Bedfellow #3
Hesham Ebaid
Hesham Ebaid is listed as the Head of the Executive Committee for the Muslim American Society (MAS) Katy Center. This is another mosque in Houston, which in the planning stages was described in the Houston Chronicle in 2012, as being a future “two-story domed prayer area of 15,000 square feet, and an attached 8,000-square-foot multipurpose hall with gymnasium and meeting space.” MAS has long been identified as part of the Muslim Brotherhood. Abdurahman Alamoudi has testified under oath that “everyone knows MAS is the Muslim Brotherhood” in 2012!


Strange Bedfellow #4
Dr. Mazhar Kazi

Dr. Mazhar Kazi is a well known Islamic scholar. Dr. Kazi was one of the founders of the Muslim Student Association in 1963, the first organization in the USA of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Dr. Khazi’s books have been promoted by the Islamic Circle of North America’s (ICNA) Young Muslims. ICNA is another group claimed by the Muslim Brotherhood as their own in the Explanatory Memorandum. The same document by Young Muslims that promotes Dr. Kazi’s book, Guidance of the Messenger also promotes books by Youssef Al-Qaradawi.
Youssef  Al-Qaradawi proclaimed himself the “Mufti of martyrdom operations.” Al-Qaradawi is not allowed to visit America for several good reasons. Amongst them is this:
Those [Muslims] killed fighting the American forces are martyrs given their good intentions since they consider these invading troops an enemy within their territories but without their will.[1]
Young Muslims used to run camps they called “Jihad Camps” prior to 9/11.
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There are 23 companies/entities mentioned in this 42 page report. This document is clearly endorsing every one of them. Keep asking yourself: "Do these entities have a Conservative mindset?"

STRANGE BEDFELLOW#5



Muslim Students Association (MSA)

The Muslim Students’ Association started in 1963 as the first legal entity of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America. Not surprisingly this started as a student movement whose leaders later created ISNA, ICNA, the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) and many other entities which function for the purpose of promoting civilization jihad in North America.

MSA has been recognized by every major counter-terrorism entity in America as a part of the Muslim Brotherhood.One of the best resources on this topic is the Investigative Project on Terrorism. Even the FBI presented material on this in court during the Holy Land Foundation Trial which resulted in several convictions.

STRANGE BEDFELLOW#6
Islamic Networks Group (ING)

Islamic Networks Group is mentioned on page 8 with a small dedicated section. ING offers public speakers for a variety of “interfaith” activities. ING was founded by Maha ElGenaidi, who serves as its Chief Executive and President. Pipe Line News states that Ms. ElGanaidi “has forged alliances with the Council on American Islamic Relations  [CAIR] and the Islamic Society of North America [ISNA], both unindicted co-conspirators in America's largest federal terror prosecution.[2] When a founder of an organization has found it important to forge ties to groups in the Muslim Brotherhood is that a group you want to be doing business with?

STRANGE BEDFELLOW#7

Qalam Institute

The Qalam Insititute in Dallas, Texas is referred to on page 31. The Qalam Insititute is actually located in E. Arlington, Texas a spot in between Dallas and Fort Worth. It pays to look at who they consider good instructors of Islam to understand what they are in store for when Mr. Kazi, the Khutbah Chairman for ISGH refers them.

Qalam Insititute has an entire web page devoted to one of their instructors, AbdelRahman Murphy. AbdelRahman Murphy served as an intern for the Communications Department at CAIR-Chicago in 2006 Keep in mind that CAIR is an entity with direct connections to Hamas, an organization Clinton declared a terrorist in the ‘90s. Murphy engaged in misinformation campaigns against ACT for America in 2014. The campaign give him a win and a loss not for ACT for America but for the Knox County School District in Tennessee that listened to him and CAIR. Knox County School District had to pay out “$17,500 in attorney fees, administrative costs and monetary damages tied to advertising for the event.”
Qalam Institute likely has others who favor Hamas besides Murphy. This is where ISGH refers people to learn more about Islam so that they will not become radical extremists. It makes you question the intention of the program!

STRANGE BEDFELLOW #8
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The ACLU is touted as a good partner against the government on page 5. The ACLU was started by Roger Baldwin, a man whose communist connections include a trip to the USSR during Stalin’s forced collectivization which resulted in the deaths of approximately 10 million Ukrainians. The ACLU has led the fight against several conservative issues. Of late it has joined with Muslims making claims that the FBI should not be asking Muslims to act as informants against their community. Page 5 of the report states: “Community leaders believe that law abiding Muslims have been pressured into becoming informants.” One has to ask, "Why it is a bad thing to inform your government of those who are going to attack it?"
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Conclusion
This article could go on and on about other organizations and persons that Siegel’s poor excuse for journalism has forced the Heritage Foundation to find itself with very strange bedfellows.
If Mr. Siegel actually read this document he would have found more claims by this report that they do not have a problem with “radical extremism.” Yet, they refer people to those with ties to a group several countries have recognized as international terrorist group, the Muslim Brotherhood.
Ask yourselves now:
  1. Is snuggling up to the strange bedfellows listed above a Conservative stand?
  2. Were the persons or organizations listed above willing to protect America or were they more interested in attacking America from within?
It is up to you to act on what you know. My suggestion is to call the Heritage Foundation and complain if this bothers you. Let them know Paul Sutliff is willing to teach them the basics about Civilization Jihad because at this point they do not even understand that they are aiding and abetting it.


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[1] Rabinowitz, Beila, and William Mayer. 2008. "Islamic Networks Group - Dialogue As Da'wa." Pipe Line News. April 10. Accessed May 26, 2016. http://www.pipelinenews.org/2009/mar/12/islamic-networks-group-dialogue-as-dawa.html.



[2] Note: The source listed here has since been scrubbed from access: Nur Eddin Al-Uwaydidi, “Those Who Die Fighting U.S. Occupation Forces Are Martyrs: Qaradawi,” IslamOnline.net. January 27, 2003.Last accessed June 1, 2014.  http://www.islamonline.net/english/news/2003-01/28/article08.shtml. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Why is Heritage Foundation Promoting Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)? (Part 1 of 3)


The Heritage Foundation, one of the most prominent  Conservative think tanks today, which generally does good work has taken upon itself the task of promoting President Obama’s Countering Violent Extremism program. This small series of articles will examine the persons involved and expose those with known connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. It will also expose the incredible joke that CVE in truth is and why its lack of success is not a sign of failure to it, but rather a testimony of its success in deceit.
Background
David Inserra of the Heritage Foundation wrote “Revisiting Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism:  Leadership Needed” in 2015. The article calls out federal agencies for not stepping up and taking the lead. This article attempts to explain why the FBI is not a good fit to lead since they are in law enforcement. Inserra proposes that the Department for Homeland Security (DHS) take the lead. This article is not just a corrective suggestion it is an endorsement for President Obama's Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program.
So what is the mission of the CVE program? 
According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the CVE program "consists of various prevention and intervention approaches."
  1. to increase the resilience of communities to violent extremist recruitment narratives,
  2. provide non-violent avenues for expressing grievances, educate communities about the threat of online recruitment and radicalization to violence, and other innovative community-based approaches. (https://www.dhs.gov/countering-violent-extremism)
CVE has an additional mission, “Training should be sensitive to Constitutional values.”[1]This is code for: “We will not say Islamic extremist” and, “We will not teach why Muslims believe in jihad.”

By avoiding naming an enemy, you can then avoid creating a winning strategy. Sun-Tzu wrote about the importance of knowing your enemy. He would say those who created CVE doom us to losing not only a battle but, the entire war.

One fascinating fact about the CVE program as a whole is that it works closely with groups documented by the FBI as having relations with the Muslim Brotherhood. The goal/mission of CVE stated above was found on a sheet that also directs its readers to the Muslim Public Affairs Committee, MPAC as it is more popularly known. MPAC has documented ties  as part of the Muslim Brotherhood.

While MPAC is listed as an authority on CVE, MPAC also has persons writing against it. Ahmad Shaikh writing reviews of CVE blasting it as the latest policy to target Muslims, while claiming he has developed a toolkit to make mosques wary of what to watch for in regards to potential terrorists. Humorously those who read Shaikh’s work How To Spot A Future Terrorist At Fajr: A Review of MPAC’s New “Safe Spaces” left comments such as:

I suggest this piece might be better titled. Something like “How Not to Spot a Terrorist at Fajr:…” with italicized emphasis on “not”.~M. Banville

Promoting the idea that the mosques can somehow counter terrorism, even if just for the sake of showing that the mosques are doing something, is counterproductive. It may get short-term notoriety or government funding but it will not have any real long term effect.~Manzer [emphasis added]

The purpose of working with the government and at the same time working against is synonymous with serving Allah since he is “the best of deceivers.”[2] It also fits the directive of the Muslim Brotherhood to destroy the government from within found in the Explanatory Memorandum of the North American Muslim Brotherhood.

SERIOUS QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EFFICACY OF CVE 
In order to establish that there is indeed an extremist ideology, there first must be identified a pattern of behaviors, choice of verbiage, etc. that could be shared openly in order to alert those concerned about the person in question. This would easily allow NSA to locate those involved in extremist discussions.

But what happens IF there is nothing to differentiate Islamic terrorists from general Islamic ideology? This would make the entire CVE program a bust based on an inability to identify and differentiate those with extremist ideologies. What IF there were no socio-economic indicators or social mannerisms that would indicate a person or group of persons was likely to become a terrorist? This would indicate that no matter how much you spend in time and finances nothing could be targeted and measured as successfully countering violent extremism.

These are important questions. Consider when cults were the big issue in the late 70s and early 80s, what did the federal government and media do? They immediately published established patterns of behaviors of those that were susceptible to cults that were shared via mass media through TV books public speeches and more. On top of this patterns of behavior on cult recruiters was published. Today they are almost a non-issue. 


So, what has been shared regarding violent extremists? Were they all poor? Wealthy? Did they have anything in common outside of Islam? We know that there are no socio-economic status (SES) indicators because those captured or dead have been from a broad variety of SES backgrounds.Maybe they all read the same book? The answer agains is there is no indicator that differentiates them. So, what is the CVE program targeting? What do they believe demonstrates a possible future terrorist?

CVE Promotes Islamists
Islamists are those who want to live under Sharia and have the entire world submit to what they believe is the supremacy of Islam.

Last year(2015)
Ryan Mauro of the Clarion Project gave an expose of how President Obama’s pet program – CVE was actually being used to spread Islamic terrorism instead of countering. Mauro rightly pointed out and named individuals and groups that were given a platform to spread the very ideas that CVE is supposed to be against! Mauro listed the following who were given a platform at Countering Violent Extremism events:
1. Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi – “Yaqoubi preached in support of violent jihad against U.S. forces overseas. He said, ‘Wherever the American troops are, wherever they are, they are going to be defeated.’”[3]






2. Islamic Society of Boston – founded by a professed member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Abdurrahman Alamoudi, who was convicted on charges related to terrorism-financing. He also vocally supported Hamas and Hezbollah.[4]



3. Islamic Society of Greater Lowell – lists Wagdy Ghoneim as one its famous preachers. He was arrested in the U.S. due to evidence that he was financing Hamas. Ghoneim announced his support for ISIS in its fight against the “Crusader alliance” and said “America is the largest terrorist state.” [5]


4. Nabeel Khudairi (Islamic Council of New England) – Ryan Mauro wrote of them: Americans for Peace and Tolerance recalls that it was Khudairi who masterminded a lawsuit against the Islamic Society of Boston’s critics that was dropped once the process of discovery proved the mosque’s extremism. An email he sent explicitly said the objective of the lawsuit was that “they will be prevented from reporting on the story while the case is in court.”[6]


5. Jihad Turk – President of the Claremont Islamic School where Imam Suhaib Webb, the former leader of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center connected to Islamic Society of Boston mentioned above. Webb says that Muslims should refuse to work with the FBI unless the FBI restores its relationship with CAIR, a federally recognized entity of Hamas. Jihad Turk was an Iman at the mosque the founder of MPAC attended.[7]



6. Salam Al-Marayati – The president of MPAC a Muslim Brotherhood entity in the USA. According to one of its founders, MPAC was founded for the express purpose of spreading the Islamist narrative of the Muslim Brotherhood. In 2003, MPAC criticized the designations of Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist groups, suggesting that it was done “based on political considerations.[8]




7. Michael Downing -- Downing is the Deputy Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Counterterrorism and Special Operations Bureau. In this position he has given oral support of CAIR and Muslim Brotherhood activities.[9]



CVE WA$TE$ TAXPAYER DOLLAR$
According to USAspending.gov, the federal government has spent $13.5 million on CVE! Some of these funds were directed to provide Muslims with religious training. In one case $654,688 was used to finance education for Pakistan Muslims. Some funds paid for Muslim Brotherhood members such as Eboo Patel, to attend functions of CVE outside of America.

Amongst the $13.5 million in spending, the State Department took American taxpayers funds and financed a technology camp targeted at Muslims in Niger by giving them $100,000[10]. The exchange rate according to Moneyconverter.com is $1 = 570.04 CFA. This equated to giving Niger 57,003,802.00 CFA. A furnished one bedroom apartment in Niger outside of a city costs an average of 250,000 CFA which comes out to renting an apartment for that amount for 19 years!                          

More on the wasteful spending for the CVE program to come in future articles.

Heritage Foundation continues to back CVE
With all this said, the Heritage Foundation still somehow finds it important to back President Obama’s CVE program and its apparent purposeful promulgation of Islamic extremism despite its name. In April of 2016 Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal printed two stories by Josh Seigel in support of CVE: Houston’s Muslim-Led Plan to Protect the Homeland and How These Texas Muslims Help Lead the Fight Against Terror and promoted a mosque tied to the “Violent Extremist” speech.

The research I have provided proves that both of Mr. Josh Seigel’s articles are examples of rushed journalism and a lack of desire to get the ENTIRE truth out. These articles promote the Islamic Society of Greater Houston and Mustafa as having made great strides against “violent extremism.” But there is more.

Is the Islamic Society of Greater Houston­ (ISGH) to be trusted?
What Mr. Josh Seigel and the Heritage Foundation neglected to inform its readers about the Islamic Society of Greater Houston is tantamount to promoting a story of falsehoods.

The Islamic Society of Greater Houston­  (ISGH) is publicly recognized as owned by the North Atlantic Islamic Trust (NAIT). NAIT is a federally recognized part of the Muslim Brotherhood in the USA. Ryan Mauro of the Clarion Project documented federal recognition of NAIT’s role as a financier of mosques in America in his article written January 6, 2015, Muslim Brotherhood Founded 50% of the Mosques in the West. Ignoring this article when promoting the good deeds of a mosque in the conservative community is simply poor journalism. Mauro provided copies of documents linking ISGH to NAIT and to the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).


In one document NAIT is clearly the owner of the property, as shown below
According to the By-Laws of this mosque, paying your “dues” is in this mosque also makes you a member of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) which is recognized as part of the Muslim Brotherhood by their own documents! ACT for America points out that by extension this means that all dues paying members of ISGH are also members of the Muslim Brotherhood.



The Muslim Brotherhood is the parent of the following: Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Hamas is one of its active chapters. Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has declared the Muslim Brotherhood to be terrorists. ISGH claims the Cypress Islamic Center (CIC) as an extension of itself also. This means that a person “paying dues in the CIC also becomes a member ISNA and also becomes a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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The Heritage Foundation owns its continual endorsement of "Countering Violent Extremism." I am not the only writer warning them about what CVE is truly about. I may be the only one calling out their poorly researched articles written by recent college graduates suddenly elevated to titles like Analyst, who know little to nothing about the topic. 

Will HF wake up and smell the coffee? One can only hope. I for one am willing to volunteer my time teaching them about Civilization Jihad. All they need to do is ask.

The next article in this series will expose the lackadaisical work of the Heritage Foundation in promoting CVE by examining Building a Resilient Community to Counter Violent Extremismthe document at the center of two articles by Josh Seigel, which proves beyond a doubt that these articles were written rushed and with ignorance. 
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[1]  DHS. "Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Training Guidance & Best Practices." Department of Homeland Security. 2011. https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/cve-training- guidance.pdf (accessed April 25, 2016).
[2] Quran 3:54
[3] Mauro, Ryan. "Islamists Featured at Countering Violent Extremism Summit." The Clarion Project. February 24, 2015. http://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/islamists-featured-countering-violent-extremism-summit  (accessed April 28, 2016).
[4] ibid
[5] ibid
[6] ibid
[7] ibid
[8] ibid
[9] ibid
[10] Federal Award ID: SNG60015GR060, National Youth Council , Conseil National de la Jeunesse, Niamey, Obligation Action Date: 9/29/2015, Ending Date: 3/30/2016.