Michigan churches join Muslim prayers against ‘gun violence’, stage symbolic school ‘walkout’

By LEO HOHMANN

Parents, pastors, politicians and educators will join a Muslim imam at a mosque Friday in Oakland County, Michigan, to pray and discuss how to make their schools and community safer in an era of mass school shootings.

The Muslim Unity Center, a mosque in the wealthy Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills, is hosting an “Interfaith Prayers and Symbolic Walkout Vigil” April 20 that feeds off of the anti-gun fervor created in the wake of the mass-shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that killed 17 students in February.

The Muslim Unity Center, led by Shaykh Mohamed Almasmari, will host the event at 6 p.m., after its Friday afternoon Jummah or “call to prayer.”

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Imam Shaykh Mohamed Almasmari

Almasmari is heavily involved in the interfaith movement in Michigan. He has an outreach program, featured on the mosque’s website, called Building Bridges with our Neighbors.

A regular part of his presentations to Christian churches is a segment on “Islamophobia and its impact.”

“Islamophobia” is essentially a Western version of the Islamic blasphemy laws, where non-Muslims are not allowed to speak critically of Islam without incurring severe social penalties. Actual violence against Muslims is rare in the United States, and many such claims have turned out to be fake. [See Fake Hate Crimes, by Kevin Williamson, National Review, March 5, 2017]

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president, the Council on American-Islamic Relations has made a huge priority of promoting Muslim Americans as persecuted religious minorities struggling to survive as victims in the oppressive society of America.

Many Christian writers and thinkers, from journalist Rod Dreher all the way up to Pope Francis, seem to have bought into the oppressed Muslim theme.

Churches helping resettle Muslim refugees

Pastors of at least two Christian churches in Oakland County — First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham and Christ Cranbrook Episcopal Church — plan to join Shaykh Almasmari at his mosque Friday for interfaith prayers.

Christ Cranbrook works with Samaritas, a partnership of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services with Episcopal Migration Ministries, to help resettle refugees into southeastern Michigan, according to the church newsletter.

Michigan has been a popular destination for refugees making hijra, an Arabic term for migration, from the Islamic world with the help of government contractors like Samaritas. The state has received 32,401 refugees from Muslim-majority nations since 2002, resettled primarily by Catholic Charities and Samaritas, according to data at the U.S. Refugee Processing Center.

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Republican caucus to hold annual convention at notorious Minnesota mosque

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By LEO HOHMANN

Libertarian philosophy and Islam might seem like an odd mix, but in Minnesota politics, anything is possible.

The Liberty Caucus of the Minnesota Republican Party will hold its annual convention May 12 at the Dar al-Farooq Community Center, part of the notorious hardline Bloomington mosque that has been at the center of controversy for years.

Many Minnesota Republicans are expressing their dissatisfaction with the decision by Caucus Chairman Zavier Bicott to hold the convention at Dar al-Farooq. At least half a dozen known terrorists have attended the mosque, including Adnan Farah and brother Mohamed Farah, who pleaded guilty in April 2016 to providing material support to the Islamic State, also called ISIS.

Dar al-Farooq’s former imam, Waleed Idris al-Maneesey, is a fire-breathing anti-Semite who preaches that Sharia law is superior to man-made law and that Allah sanctions the slaughter of Jews whenever they cause “corruption” on earth. [See Islamic University of Minnesota A Hotbed of Extremism, by John Rossomando, IPT News, April 8, 2016]

The Egyptian-born Maneesey authored a paper for the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America, or AMJA, where he sits on the fatwa committee. Muslims should refrain from participating in non-Islamic courts that do not follow Sharia, he wrote, particularly those in the West guided by “man-made” law.

“The authority to legislate rests with Allah alone,” he wrote.

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Imam Waleed Idris al-Maneesey of Bloomington, Minnesota.

Maneesey remains tightly connected to Dar al-Farooq and in fact is scheduled to be one of two “honored guest speakers” there on April 23, according to the mosque’s Facebook page.

“This is very likely the most dangerous mosque in the upper Midwest,” said Debra Anderson, who heads up the Minneapolis chapter of ACT For America, a national organization that opposes the advancement of Sharia at the state and local levels.

But for Bicott, it’s all about spreading his libertarian philosophy to a segment of American society that he admits has little experience with the fruits of individual liberty.

“The Republican Liberty Caucus is the conscience of the Republican Party in Minnesota,” Bicott told me in a phone conversation Tuesday. “Individual liberty is what brings us together, the idea that we all want to live free. We need to find ways to grow the party and give courage to Muslim Republicans to stand up in their community and say: ‘I’m a Republican and I believe in individual liberty.’”

Critics say that’s naïve.

Why would Muslims listen to a 33-year-old Republican over their own imam, who is trained in the principles of Sharia? Few rank and file members of the mosque will likely even show up for the Liberty Caucus convention, they say, and those who do will likely not be voting Republican anytime soon.

Democrats ‘come talk to us with a smile on their face’

Bicott, 33, chairs not only the GOP’s Liberty Caucus but also the party’s Senate District 50, which includes east Bloomington where Dar al-Farooq is located. He said he has visited the mosque five times in recent years, strictly on party business, and has developed “a good relationship” with the leaders.

Bicott said he has never read the Quran or the hadiths, and recently started reading the Bible for the first time. He has no religious leanings whatsoever.

“I’m on Leviticus now and when I’m done with the Bible I plan to read the Quran. I don’t follow any particular faith. It’s not a part of my life,” he said. “But I want to know the stories and be able to relate to people to whom it is important.”

The decision to have Dar al-Farooq host the convention was announced in a press release Monday and by Tuesday morning Bicott said his phone was ringing off the hook with irate Republicans.

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Have U.S. Christians already lost the right to publicly speak against Islam?

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Christian broadcaster Brannon Howse on the set of his Worldview Weekend radio and Internet podcast show.

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. ” – Jesus Christ, [John: 15:18-19]

By LEO HOHMANN

It’s no secret that the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center, aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations, scour the country looking for Christians who dare to speak or write about their beliefs that Islam poses a threat to our constitutional freedoms — especially the freedom of speech.

When these intellectual gangsters find a Christian who dares to speak the forbidden thoughts in public, they pounce like ravenous wolves. They inform Antifa, #Ungovernable, #Resist and other Marxists and Anarchists who flood social media with disparaging comments about the speaker and show up at the advertised venue to cause chaos.

But before employing any of these disruptive tactics, they first try to get the speaker’s event canceled.

That’s what happened this past weekend in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Christian radio host Brannon Howse had scheduled a five-city Worldview Weekend speaking tour. Howse had enlisted speakers including former Muslim-turned Christian Pastor Shahram Hadian and Bible-prophecy teacher Jimmy DeYoung, and booked venues months in advance, only to see those reservations canceled at the last minute.

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Time for Trump to end fraudulent religious visa program being exploited by radical imams

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Sebastian Gregerson, left, had help from Maryland imam Suleiman Bengharsa in purchasing an arsenal of military-grade weapons.

By LEO HOHMANN

The number of mosques operating in the United States has exploded by more than 150 percent since the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to the point where more than 3,200 now operate in all 50 states.

But who is leading these mosques?

Almost without fail, the imams in mainline Sunni mosques are not Americans. They come from the Middle East and, to one degree or another, would like to see America transformed into a society more akin to the one they left.

They are on “hijra,” the Arabic term for migration, just as their prophet Muhammad made hijra from Mecca to Medina in the seventh century to spread his new religion and legal system.

While President Trump has talked about gaps in our immigration system with regard to the border wall, the refugee program, the diversity visa lottery and chain migration, he has yet to say anything about what may be the most dangerous open gate of all for Islamic radicals.

The “R” class of visas for so-called religious workers apparently flies completely under the radar of the Trump administration. Shockingly, the number of such visas issued grew during Trump’s first year in office and was 3.7 percent higher than under President Obama’s final year.

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Shocking computing advances pushing ‘smart cities’ into Brave New [one] World

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In the guest article below, technocracy expert Patrick Wood weighs in on ‘smart cities.’ The U.N. has made a push in recent years to bypass national governments and implement global governance through cities [Recall how when President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Climate pact the mayors of many major U.S. cities said they would ignore his decision and proceed to comply with U.N. regulations, not U.S. laws]. Also remember that the UN biosphere project seeks to drive ranchers and small farmers off their land and push more people into cities. Wood’s Technocracy News and Trends provides daily updates on how technology in the hands of technocrats are driving us toward a new age of total surveillance where everyone is watched and all activity is monitored in real time. -Leo Hohmann

By PATRICK WOOD

Computer processing capacity is about to overtake data storage capacity. This is the point of inflection that I have warned about for several years, and it promises a very dangerous and unpredictable near-term future. Most people will not know what hit them, being unable to understand the implications of it.

Data is to Technocracy as blood is to your body. For many years, it has been easier to collect and store data than it has to process it for meaning. To make this point, consider that your your personal computer might have a data storage capacity of 1 Terabyte, but your computer’s processor can only open and run a few programs at a time; most of the data on your storage disk is just sitting there doing and meaning nothing.

Who collects data? Just about everyone. Cities, counties, states, national governments, intelligence agencies, corporations, the United Nations. The express intent of the word ‘Smart” – Smart Cities, Smart Grid, Smart Growth, etc. – is to collect data in order to manage and control.

In 1965, the founder of Intel, Gordon Moore, wrote a paper suggesting that the number of components per integrated circuit would double every year. By 1975, he revised the doubling factor to every two years, and it was finally settled that the most accurate representation was eighteen months. This became known as Moore’s Law and it has been shown to be accurate year after year for the last 40 years.

That’s history now, and Moore’s Law is officially dead and buried.

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10 reasons global elites won’t let Trump end Islamic immigration and ban Muslim Brotherhood

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The Muslim Brotherhood’s emblem and slogan is focused on spreading Islamic law through both the sword and peaceful jihad, also known as cultural or ‘civilization’ jihad.

“When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”

–Jesus Christ, Matthew 12:43-45

By LEO HOHMANN

When President Trump was on the campaign trail, he made Islamic immigration and terrorism a focal point of his candidacy.

He at one point expressed his desire to end all Muslim immigration “until we can figure out what the hell is going on.”

He said he wanted to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, potentially cutting the legs out from under this shadowy network of seditious Islamists whose self-described mission is the worldwide spread of Sharia law.

I don’t think Trump knows all that much about the Brotherhood’s history, its tactics or its deceptive, two-pronged strategy of using both terror and peaceful political warfare against the enemies of Allah. He was simply responding to the global rise in terrorism that was coinciding with a mass population shift from the Islamic world into the Western democracies.

Western Europe, which has allowed the largest influx of Muslim migrants, has experienced the most terrorism, not to mention a huge spike in sexual assaults on its women. Then, to make matters worse, European governments sided with the migrants against their own people, clamping down on the free speech of any non-Muslims who complained about the Muslim atrocities. Trump saw what was going on in Europe and, rightly, wanted to stop it from coming here.

This is why the establishment elites hate Trump. He came out of nowhere to disrupt their plan to divide and conquer the last bulwark against global governance, America, using Islam as the battering ram that would crush the decaying remnants of Western Christianity. Upon the ashes of Christendom these elites would build their long-awaited new world order. This new order would feature a monstrous surveillance state watching the activities of every human being all the time, and a new religious fervor slanted toward Islam, the fastest-growing and most intolerant religion on earth.

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‘Fusion center’ controversy continues to swirl amid strange probe of anti-Islam activist

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Brenda Arthur demonstrates against Syrian refugees in 2015 in Charleston, West VA.

By LEO HOHMANN

The West Virginia Fusion Center hired a new director last month who promised to expand the secretive intelligence-gathering unit’s use of a controversial tactic called SARs or “suspicious activity reports.”

An investigative report last week by LeoHohmann.com into the Fusion Center’s role in monitoring and questioning a citizen activist appears to be the latest example of an ordinary citizen being violated by an over-aggressive federally connected fusion center.

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Jessica Griffith took over Feb. 14 as director of the West Virginia Fusion Center. Three weeks later, an activist for ACT For America received a visit from a State Police officer questioning her about an open-records request on a mosque construction project.

On Feb. 14, the West Virginia Fusion Center announced it had a new director, Jessica Griffith. In the press release announcing her hire, Griffith is quoted saying she intends to expand the fusion center’s use of the SAR community-snitching program.

Anyone can file an SAR against a fellow citizen and remain totally anonymous, leading to an investigation that includes personal data mining on the reported individual. The secretive nature of the SARs have drawn criticisms from civil libertarians such as the Rutherford Institute’s John Whitehead who compare the tactic to those employed by the East German Stasi and other Soviet Bloc secret police units.

The West Virginian Fusion Center’s Feb. 14 press release states:

“As Director, Griffith said she will seek to expand awareness about Suspicious Activity Reporting, or SAR, tools available to everyday citizens, ‘since the West Virginia Intelligence/Fusion Center is the repository for SARs in the state.’”

The ramifications of what happened to Brenda Arthur are huge.

If a 66-year-old Jewish-American woman who happens to be the chapter leader for ACT For America can be subjected to police harassment, then no activist anywhere in the United States is safe from such intimidation tactics.

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