OBAMA URGED TO FIRE HIS HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISER
NWV News writer Jim Kouri
Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
October 4, 2010
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"Mr. Brennan is, at best, willfully blind to the threat posed to homeland and national security of the United States by those who adhere to Shariah law" - Tom Trento, Director, Florida Security Council
Some of the nation's top intelligence, military, national security and law enforcement experts are calling for Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan to resign from his post or for President Barack Obama to fire Brennan.
During a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Thursday, respected experts, including officials from the Florida Security Council, told reporters that because of Brennan's adherence to the politically-correct orthodoxy that permeates the Obama administration the U.S. government is being prevented from identifying, understanding and countering radical Muslims and their threat of imposing Shariah law.
Frank Gaffney, a former Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Reagan administration, and others claim that Shariah is a supremacist, totalitarian legal doctrine that leads to terrorism, torture, abuse of women and young girls, and other horrors.
A major piece of evidence that points to the dangers associated with Brennan’s failure to perform his primary function -- to know the enemy and its threat doctrine -- came to light earlier this week when analysts at the Florida Security Council discovered that a known Hamas operative and unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in U.S. history (Holy Land Foundation), Sheik Kifah Mustapha, recently participated in a six-week-long, government-sponsored “Citizens Academy” hosted by the FBI as part of its outreach to the Muslim community.
During the six-week FBI program, Mustapha – a man tied to an officially designated terrorist organization – was escorted into the top secret National Counterterrorism Center and other secure government facilities, including the FBI National Academy located on the Quantico, Virginia U.S. Marine Base.
Terrorism expert Steve Emerson, director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, last Summer exposed Mustapha's appointment in Illinois to a post as a State Police chaplain. However, according to Illinois officials, the appointment was revoked in spite of the protests of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
“Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan must resign his post immediately,” said Mr. Gaffney, whose Center for Security Policy just released a report entitled, Shariah: The Threat to America.
“Mr. Brennan is, at best, willfully blind to the threat posed to the homeland and national security of the United States by those who adhere to shariah. In the wake of this recent episode at the National Counterterrorism Center, in which the FBI gave a guided tour of one of our most sensitive counter-terrorism facilities to a known Hamas operative, it is clear that the cluelessness fostered by Mr. Brennan is causing an empowering of the wrong sorts of Muslims in America – and endangering the American people.
"[As the] report documents, this is not an isolated incident. Rather, it is emblematic of misbegotten and reckless policies that can only be corrected by a change in leadership at the top of the Nation’s homeland security team,” said Gaffney to reporters.
In another lapse in judgement, a senior Department of Homeland Security official from Washington, D.C., personally guided Muslim officials from the Council on American-Islamic Relations on a behind-the-scenes tour of Customs screening operations at O'Hare International Airport in response to CAIR complaints that Muslim travelers were being unfairly delayed as they entered the U.S. During the airport tour, CAIR was taken on a walk through the point-of-entry, Customs stations, secondary screening and interview rooms. In addition, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents were asked to describe for CAIR representatives various features of the high-risk passenger lookout system.
In addition, Mustapha was recently escorted into the top-secret National Counterterrorism Center and other secure government facilities.
SHARIAH: THE THREAT TO AMERICA
According to Gaffney, Shariah: The Threat to America was presented to Members of Congress on September 15, 2010. It offers a compelling and comprehensive “second opinion” on the dominant threat of our time: shariah.
The authoritative report, which is based on six months of intensive study, takes inspiration from the original 1976 “Team B” report that challenged the then-prevailing U.S. government intelligence estimates about the intentions and offensive capabilities of the Soviet Union guided by the desire to promote “peaceful coexistence” with a hostile ideology through “détente.”
The Team B II report demonstrates that similarly ill-advised efforts to “engage” the Muslim Brotherhood and other adherents to shariah, rationalized and promoted notably by Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan, are giving rise to a grave threat to Americans’ Constitution, national security, government and freedoms.
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"It's no secret that the Obama Administration -- including czars such as John Brennan -- are more interested in targeting Tea Party members, pro-life activists, advocates of small government and other conservatives than protecting Americans from enemies both foreign and domestic, as stipulated in the U.S. Constitution," said political strategist Mike Baker.
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