Dorrie’s Picks, 2/23/09

Right Side News Released Part Three of their 8 part series,
Islam in America Part Three: Islamic Compounds in America By Kathy Shaidle
Rumors of Islamic terrorist training camps operating within the United States and Canada have been making the rounds ever since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. A new film is re-focusing attention on the subject, but authoritative proof of their existence – at least in the numbers being claimed – can be difficult to acquire ……..

Leader in Group Seeking “Engagement” with Islamic Supremacism to Advise State Dept
By Jeffrey Imm
The appointment of Dennis B. Ross as a U.S. State Department advisor is yet another reason why the American public must demand that its government leaders wake up to the ideological threat of Islamic supremacism to equality and liberty around the world. . . .LINK
Obama eyes intel pick [who’s] tied to bin Laden
Business dealing, close contacts with family of terrorist mastermindJERUSALEM – The Obama administration’s reported pick for a top intelligence post has financial ties to the infamous bin Laden family – including dealings after Sept. 11, 2001.

Charles “Chas” Freeman, the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War, is slated to head the National Intelligence Council, according to multiple reports. Freeman has come under fire in the Israeli media and on some pro-Israel blogs for his sharp criticism of the Jewish state. He also reportedly heavily criticized American anti-terrorism policy. . . .
Aqsa to grind
by Mark Steyn
. . . “if it weren’t for the frothing loony ranting wackjob haters of the blogosphere a 16-year old girl murdered for not wanting to be imprisoned by her family’s culture would be entirely forgotten.” . . .
Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s husband breaks his silence after six years
After six years of silence, Dr Muhammad Amjad Khan, ex-husband of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, has finally spoken up and says that most of the press reports that relate to his former wife as well as his children are false.

In an exclusive talk with The News, he said that most claims are being propagated to garner public support and sympathy for Dr Aafia but are one-sided and in most instances untrue.

Dr Aafia Siddiqui, suspected of having links to terrorist organizations, has been charged in a criminal complaint filed in a court of New York on account of attempting to kill US personnel during interrogation and on a charge of assaulting US officers and employees in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 17, 2008. Subsequently Dr Aafia was imprisoned in Bagram for 18 days before being taken to the US for a trial. . . .
U.S. Government Allows Muslims to Determine What American Textbooks Are Allowed To Say About Islam
I’m sure it sounded reasonable in the beginning – history book publishers of U.S. textbooks should consult with Muslims when they write anything about Islam, just to make sure it is correct. Check with the experts on the subject. . . .

Looking at the long term, if you were an Islamic supremacist and you wanted to soften up Americans for an eventual takeover, and if you wanted to keep them from stopping you until it’s too late, you would be hard pressed to find a more promising project than influencing school children to think Islam is benign. These future American leaders and voters will not be very willing to learn about the real nature and scope of The Third Jihad . . .
Jihadist Recruitment Techniques Are Changing
New terrorism trends prompt a dramatic shift in British government policy.

Notwithstanding the embarrassing denial of entry of Dutch parliamentarian and anti-jihad activist Geert Wilders to the country earlier this month, a new report by the director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence at King’s College London and a new British government policy tackling the growing problem of Islamic extremism in the UK give evidence of major changes in understanding and addressing the roots of terrorist recruitment.

These positive developments, along with new UK government policies to combat extremism – again, apart from the hypocritical banning of Wilders after admitting a long string of Islamic radicals – are important for U.S. researchers to understand terrorist network trends and what measures could be taken here. . .