Obama’s New Libya Update: American and Three Others Arrested in Benghazi for Preaching Christianity by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY

The latest from “moderate” Libya: Four foreign Christians, including an American with dual Swedish citizenship, have been arrested on suspicion of being missionaries who have been distributing Christian literature. They were apprehended in Benghazi, the jihadist hotbed where U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were murdered in September. The missionaries could face the death penalty under Islam’s sharia law, which forbids the proselytizing of creeds other than Islam, imposes capital punishment on Muslims who convert to Christianity, and similarly discourages any speech that might sow discord among Muslims.

Ray Ibrahim picks up the story from the Guardian, quoting from an official from “Libyan security” – the outfit the Obama administration relied on after the president’s unprovoked, unauthorized war to topple the Qaddafi regime placed Islamists in de facto control of much of the country:

Discussing this case, Libyan security official Hussein Bin Hmeid, trying to justify the Islamic ban on free speech, observes: “Proselytizing is forbidden in Libya. We are a 100% Muslim country and this kind of action affects our national security.” Indeed, Muslim governments-most notably Iran’s-constantly suppress any talk of Christianity, claiming it threatens “our national security.” …

According to Benghazi lawyer and “human rights activist” Bilal Bettamer, Christians should not offend Muslims by trying to share their faith: “It is disrespectful. If we had Christianity we could have dialogue, but you can’t just spread Christianity. The maximum penalty is the death penalty. It’s a dangerous thing to do.”


http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/its-not-the-bullets-baby In 2008 candidate Obama said, “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” Listen to it. After he was elected in 2008, President Obama […]


http://frontpagemag.com/2013/bruce-bawer/europe-a-continent-in-flight/print/ Different parts of Europe, same story. Let’s start with France, where a new report by a Jewish community group, Service de Protection de la Communauté Juive (SPCJ), says that anti-Semitism in that country has gotten so much worse in the wake of last year’s Toulouse school massacre that the number of Jews who are […]

CAIR Director Calls For Islamic Inquisition — on The Glazov Gang

On this week’s Glazov Gang, PJTV’s Alfonzo Rachel joined Hollywood actor Dwight Schultz and PolitiChick warrior Ann-Marie Murrell to discuss CAIR Director Calls For Islamic Inquisition. The discussion occurred in Part II and focused on CAIR St. Louis Director Faizan Syed’s solution for the problem of people publishing “anti-Islamic” views on the internet. The segment also dealt with the nightmares posed by John Brennan, Chuck Hagel and John Kerry. Part I focused on The Left’s Chris Dorner Romance as well as on Obama’s Obedient Media. Watch both parts of the two-part-series below:

Part I:

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Inside the Muslim Student Association Conference, Part 2 By Mark Tapson


To read Part I, click here.

In the previous installment of this short series on the recent 15th Annual Muslim Student Association (MSA) West Conference, which I attended at the University of California, Santa Barbara, I gave a general overview of the conference. The article summarized its pro-Palestinian political agenda, its preoccupation with hyping the threat of Islamophobia, its appeal to political activism in addition to its emphasis on strengthening one’s Muslim faith and community, and its support from some of the most influential Muslim Brotherhood front groups in America. Now let’s look at some of the principal individual speakers involved and their messages.

The conference featured a range of professors, imams, businesspeople, media representatives, linguists, and even engineers. The biggest names were Imam Siraj Wahhaj and Edina Lekovich, Director of Policy and Programming for MPAC, the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Lekovich, a prominent Islamic face in the mainstream media, has claimed in the past that Muslims are everywhere being slaughtered by “Zionists,” and she edited a UCLA Muslim student paper that cast doubt on Holocaust claims and praised Ayatollah Khomeini and bin Laden as freedom fighters. At the UCSB conference her topic was “Beyond the Muslim Bubble,” which emphasized the very innocuous-sounding aim of “integrating ourselves into American society” to “build bridges with non-Muslims”: “We weren’t made to sit on the sidelines and not play an active role in society.”

Siraj Wahhaj, the imam of the Al-Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn, spoke at two main sessions at the conference: “Messengers of the Messenger,” about committing oneself to carrying forth the message of Muhammad today, and “Cultivating Our Own Spring,” about “actualizing our potential” to create a concrete foundation and strategy for the future. Both of his presentations were very vague and rambling. In the program booklet’s biography of Wahhaj, it wasn’t mentioned that he had been named as a possible co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and had invited the infamous Blind Sheikh to address his congregation several times. It neglects to point out that he advocates replacing the U.S. government with an Islamic caliphate, and has supported violent jihad. “You don’t get involved in politics because it’s the American thing to do,” Wahhaj said in 1991. “You get involved in politics because politics are a weapon to use in the cause of Islam.” A few years later he stated that “In time, democracy will crumble, and there will be nothing, and the only thing that will remain will be Islam.”

The cagey Wahhaj and Lekovich said nothing so controversial in the course of their MSA West conference sessions, however. After all, in addition to avoiding exposing their radical message to outsiders like myself, they are also keen to seduce into the Brotherhood fold any naïve Muslim students who might be in attendance. But the mere presence of Wahhaj and Lekovich, as well as the involvement of Brotherhood legacy groups, as I mentioned, confirm the radical underpinnings of the MSA West conference.


http://frontpagemag.com/2013/matthew-vadum/smearing-ted-cruz/print/ Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is not disappointing his conservative supporters. In his first few weeks in the world’s most sclerotic deliberative body, Cruz has already come under intense fire from the Left, and surprisingly, from a few corners in the GOP. Leftist Obama sycophant Greg Sargent, the Washington Post‘s in-house ideological purity enforcer, confers […]


http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=3541 There is nothing the Palestinians like more than a dead body on which to pin their protests. After weeks of leadership-instigated “spontaneous” riots on behalf of hunger-striking terrorists imprisoned in Israeli jails, they finally got their coveted corpse. The name of their beloved “martyr” is Arafat Jaradat. Jaradat was a 30-year-old gas station attendant […]



Ed Smith, who lost his wife Monica and un-born son in the 1993 terrorist attack, said after the 19th anniversary ceremony, “I miss my wife and my son every single day.” Today is the 20th anniversary.
—Personally, my horizons at the time were defined by newborn twins so I recall the event impressionistically and in a surreal light.

But the event was surreal — ghoulish, comic-book-crude evil — and it set the standard for this age of jihad that the Western world resolutely refuses to face.

Tim Sumner of Freedom Radio writes:

At 12:17 PM, on February 26, 1993, Islamic terrorists detonated a 1,300-pound bomb in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center. Their intent was to cause one Twin Tower to collapse into the other murdering the more than 25,000 people inside.

Ed Smith joins us in remembrance of his wife Monica. She and their soon to be born first child, a son they planned to name Eddie, were killed that day.

Former Special Agent Richard “Rick” Hahn served with the FBI for 32 years and was then the agency’s lead explosive expert in New York City. He joins us to discuss the investigation.



North Korea is expanding its network of camps for political prisoners, apparently to meet demand for a growing gulag population, according to new satellite images.

Analysis of images by the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea indicates that the size of Camp No. 25 alone has increased 72 per cent and perimeter guard posts, which numbered 20 in 2003, had increased to 43 in 2010.

The camp is believed to house some 5,000 prisoners, in conditions that human rights groups have described as “deplorable.”


http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/341526 If, as is frequently claimed, conservative fears of a federal gun registry are paranoid and spurious, then the stand that Oklahoma senator Tom Coburn is taking in the Senate will presumably be welcomed by all sides. On this week’s Fox News Sunday, Coburn bluntly affirmed that any background-check bill emanating from the Senate “absolutely […]