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Not All Foreign Investors Welcome

One of the concerns expressed by President Bush and other champions of the massive $700 billion taxpayer 'bail out', is that if Congress does not do this, foreign investors will pull out.

Of course the situation depends, but that could be a plus or a minus.

What foreign investors? And what are they investing in?

But with respect to the subject of foreign investment in America, some of it is an outright threat to America's national security.

The purchase of real estate in America by Islamists with Saudi funding, for the purpose of building Mosques to disseminate Wahabbist doctrine, is certainly a threat to our national security as well as our Judeo/Chriistian heritage. 

A report at memri on a Saudi newspaper details the extent to which the Saudis have invested $billions to spread wahabbist Islam in the U.S. and around the world:

"The Kingdom has established more than 1,359 mosques abroad at a cost of SR 820million. Other mosques partially financed by the Kingdom included mosques in Zagreb, Lisbon, Vienna, New York, Washington, Chicago, Ohio, Virginia, and 12 mosques in a number of countries in South America."

An article in the Washington Times two years ago on Saudi Interest in America, noted the purchase of shares in News Corp. by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal:

"The Saudis' potential influence on U.S. and international media was recently illustrated by the prince's purchase of 5.6 percent of voting shares in News Corp., the world's largest publisher of English newspapers."

The same article noted that government sources estimated Saudi holdings in America to be between $400 to $800 billion dollars.

Citizen Warrior reports the following:

"The Saudis have funded more than 80 percent of the Wahhabi-influenced mosques built in the United States within the last 20 years. Moreover, the majority of Muslim Student Associations at U.S. colleges are dominated by Islamic and anti-American agendas, as are most of the numerous Islamic Centers and schools financed by the Saudis."

Who can forget the Dubai ports deal fiasco?

Our own President was in favor of a deal that would have turned over port terminal operations of six major U.S. ports to a United Arab Emirates company. Naturally creating concerns over national security.

A stake in the Chrysler building in New York was sold to a UAE company called Abu Dhabi Investment Council worth $800 million.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, referenced above, stated that if "Arabs united economically" they could have influence over U.S. decision making [policy].

Wealthy Islamists are'nt the only ones out on an ambitious shopping spree in America's markets here at home.

Other countries are ever looking for ways to exert power over America by buying up America in the market place.

There is China. David Armstrong of the S.F. Chronicle writes:

"Some China-watchers speculate that Beijing, with billions in U.S. Treasury notes in hand, may be bidding for U.S. companies because it wants to go from being a passive investor to an active one with the opportunity to earn big returns in the U.S. market."

This while China steals U.S. software and denies reciprocal access to it's markets.

And this is the fault of our own Congress for adapting irresponsible legislation regarding trade. Most Favored Nation status should never have been bestowed upon China. At least not without equal access to it's markets without the unfair tarrif penaltys.

Foreign ownership of U.S. assets is a "big deal" because it is a "national security big deal."

Crudele writes:

"On Tuesday the Federal Reserve met and decided not to reduce interest rates."

"Whether or not you agree with that move (and I do), you also have to wonder how much consideration was given to what the Chinese, and the Japanese, and even OPEC would think."

"These are the people who own billions of dollars of our government's bonds, so in effect, they own us."

Now we should encourage and want foreign investors who don't pose a threat to our national security. Who will buy American made products and goods, boosting the economy of our fellow citizens.

But there is a difference in buying products made in America, and buying the company that makes those goods. When that happens, the sale of those products then benifits the country of the particular foreign investor. Not America.-Wealth transfered out of America.


 

 


Heads Up: Support Tancredo's "Jihad Prevention Act"

Important legislation that needs our full support.-via Borderfire

Congressman Tom Tancredo has introduced the "Jihad Prevention Act" , important legislation that every red, white, and blue American citizen needs to get behind and support.

Tancredo introduced this legislation in light of Britain's capitulation to the Islamists in legalizing Islamic "Sharia" courts. You read that right. Islamic "Sharia" courts in Britain now have legal standing.

This constitutes a major appeasement capitulation on the part of Britain in allowing their country to become "Islamasized."

The text of Tancredo's bill in the U.S. House is here.

From Borderfire:

Friday, 19 September 2008
“Jihad Prevention Act” would deny U.S. visas to advocates of ‘Sharia’ law, expel Islamists already here
WASHINGTON, DC – Amid disturbing revelations that the verdicts of Islamic Sharia courts are now legally binding in civil cases in the United Kingdom, U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) moved quickly today to introduce legislation designed to protect the United States from a similar fate.

According to recent news reports, a new network of Sharia courts in a half-dozen major cities in the U.K. have been empowered under British law to adjudicate a wide variety of legal cases ranging from divorces and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.

“This is a case where truth is truly stranger than fiction,” said Tancredo. “Today the British people are learning a hard lesson about the consequences of massive, unrestricted immigration.”

Sharia law, favored by Muslim extremists around the world, often calls for brutal punishment – such as the stoning of women who are accused of adultery or have children out of wedlock, cutting off the hands of petty thieves and lashings for the casual consumption of alcohol. Under Sharia law, a woman is often required to provide numerous witnesses to prove rape allegations against an assailant – a near impossible task.

“When you have an immigration policy that allows for the importation of millions of radical Muslims, you are also importing their radical ideology – an ideology that is fundamentally hostile to the foundations of western democracy – such as gender equality, pluralism, and individual liberty,” said Tancredo. “The best way to safeguard America against the importation of the destructive effects of this poisonous ideology is to prevent its purveyors from coming here in the first place.”

Tancredo’s bill, dubbed the “Jihad Prevention Act,” would bar the entry of foreign nationals who advocate Sharia law. In addition, the legislation would make the advocacy of Sharia law by radical Muslims already in the United States a deportable offense.

Tancredo pointed to the results of a recent poll conducted by the Centre for Social Cohesion as evidence that the U.S. should act to prevent the situation in Great Britain from replicating itself here in the United States. The poll found that some 40 percent of Muslim students in the United Kingdom support the introduction of Sharia law there, and 33 percent support the imposition of an Islamic Sharia-based government worldwide.

“We need to send a clear message that the only law we recognize here in America is the U.S. Constitution and the laws passed by our democratically elected representatives,” concluded Tancredo. “If you aren’t comfortable with that concept, you aren’t welcome in the United States.”

Contact your Congressman here.

Also related: Atlas Shrugs has an important post on what was supposed to be an anti-islamazation rally in Cologne.

Islamazis_cologne 

We Are Loosing Europe To Islam-Diane West, via USA Partisian

"I say we ignore the spread of Islamic law across Europe, from the schoolroom to the courtroom, at our peril,..."-

read the whole article by West.


 

 

 



 

 


Obama's Foreign Policy Emboldens Islamists

A top leader in the Hamas Islamic terror group endorsed Obama for president saying, " We like Mr. Obama and we hope that he will win the election."

In reponse to a question about the terror group's endorsement, Obama had this to say:

"It's conceivable there are those in the Arab world who say to themselves,-

'This is a guy who spent some time in the Muslim world, has a middle name of Hussein, and appears more worldly and has called for talks with people, and so he's not going to be engaging in the same sort of cowboy diplomacy as George Bush',-

 "and that's something their hopeful about. I think that's a perfectly legitimate perception as long as they're not confused about my unyielding support for Israel's security."

Here's my interpretation of Obama's response:

"It's conceivable there are those in the Arab Muslim world who say to themselves,-

'This is a guy who spent some time in the Muslim world, has a middle name of Hussein, and appears more appeasement minded and has said he would talk with Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez, and so he's not going to aggressively fight against Islamic terrorism,'

"and that's something their hopeful about. I think that's a perfectly legitimate perception as long as they're not confused about my lip service support of Israel to help me get elected."

In an interview with David Brooks, Obama stated that both Hamas and Hezbollah have "legitimate claims."

Israellycool wants to ask Obama which parts of the Hamas charter he thinks constitute "legitimate claims."

It is very possible that an Obama presidency would spearhead an attempt to "legitimize" Hamas. In the same reckless appeasement fashion that the PLO itself was wrongly legitimized.

How The PLO Was Legitimized-the late Jean Kirkpatrick, respected U.S. Ambassador.

"Yasir Arafat and the PLO are trying something different. They are attempting to come to power through international diplomacy-reinforced by murder. And they have nearly succeeded."-Kirkpatrick

Needless to say, the prospect of an Obama presidency greatly emboldens Islamist terror groups because of the appeasement factor they see in his foreign policy.

An appeasement factor that swallows the Islamic propaganda that turns the villains into the victims, and the real victims into the villains.

 


Religious Left Attacks Palin: Invites Ahmadinejad To Dinner

The liberal religious left is attacking and smearing Sarah Palin.

CMEP promoted a misleading website, christianzionism.org, with a false smear article against Mike Huckabee.

The site is misleading because instead of it being a Christian Zionist website, it is rather a site that attacks Christian support of Israel.

An authentic site on Christian zionism is here.

John Hubers, of the Reformed Church in America, a board member with CMEP [Churches For Middle East Peace], has also been heavily involved with the liberal misleading christianzionism.org website.

A bio for John Hubers obtained from a Huffington Post article states " He is the webmaster for christianzionism.org..." 

CMEP used to have a link to christianzionism.org on it's site. It is no longer there. My guess is that since CMEP is non-profit and has tax-exempt status, they are not supposed to have anything political in terms of preference of one candidate or another. So they removed the link to be on the safe side. Again, that's my speculation.

CMEP, promoted that misleading website, christianzionism.org, which engages in attacks against Republican conservative candidates they don't like. In the past they have attacked both John McCain and Mike Huckabee. Currently, at the time of this writing, they are attacking Sarah Palin.

Among those liberal church organizations that CMEP has in it's membership are the United Church of Christ. Obama's former church. The Episcopal Church,the Mennonite Central Committee,and the Reformed Church in America.

Guess who is inviting Ahmadinejad of Iran for talks and a dinner?

The Mennonite Central Committee and the World Council of Churches. 

Among other liberal church organizations who plan to attend is the Episcopal Church

Here is a link to an earlier write up on CMEP:

CMEP Promotes Website Making False Smear Against Huckabee


Oil, Israel, and U.S. Policy

That Arab Muslim governments have used oil as a political weapon is a matter of historical fact.

There was the 1973 Arab oil embargo.

In 1980 Israel formally designated a reclaimed Jerusalem as it's undivided capital, after nearly 2000 years of foreign "occupation".

Arabs Immediately threatened to withhold oil from any nation that maintained an embassy to Israel in Jerusalem, or recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The UN reacted in typical anti-Israel fashion, the U.S. even voting for the UN Resolution denouncing Israels designation of Jerusalem as it's capital.

What did the international community do? It bowed. The U.S. included.

Consequently, nations that did maintain an embassy to Israel in Jerusalem, withdrew and relocated to Tel-Aviv in appeasement fashion.

The International Christian Embassy to Jerusalem [ICEJ], came into being as a direct result of this. To show support and be in solidarity with the people of Israel. You can read the rest of that story here.

Until recently, only two nations did have their embassies located in Jerusalem, Costa Rica, and El-Salvador. They too bowed to Arab pressure in exchange for economic cooperation.

In 1995 Congress adapted the Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Act. It called for relocating our embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem. It further stipulated that Jerusalem should remain undivided.

Unfortunately, the bill also contained a "National Security Waiver", whereby if the President chose, he could exercise this waiver and not impliment the provisions concerning Jerusalem contained in the bill. By law, the President must sign off on this waiver every six months, or else comply.

In 2000, George W. Bush paid lip service to support Israel, saying if he were elected he would move the embassy to Jerusalem. A move that if he had kept his word on, would have greatly "bolstered and strengthened" our ally Israel politically.

Since the adaption of the Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Act by Congress in 1995, both President Clinton and President Bush have failed to impliment it. Using the "waiver" as a loophole to avoid compliance.

Their reasons I would speculate have to do with the continued supply of oil from Arab Muslim countries. At least a big part of it. There are certainly other "appeasement" reasons.

As reported by WND, Sect. Rice was in Israel pressuring them to split apart their capital of Jerusalem in the false delusion of "Roadmap" appeasement.

Incidentally, powerful storms formed in the Atlantic. First Gustav, followed by Hannah and Ike. Gustav forced oil production to temporarily shut down in the Gulf. Ike is now a monster hurricane and also threatens not only residential areas along the coast but oil rigs as well.

Is God sending America a warning?

In an article entitled "Katrina: Mother Nature Or The Wrath of God", a pastor writes the following:

"Make no mistake about it – God has chosen the nation of Israel as His people. Whether you like it or not and whether you believe it or not – God’s hand, both for His pleasure and His purpose, rests on the small nation of Israel."

This does not mean that the Israeli government is perfect. It isn't. It also does not mean that we should agree with every decision their government makes. And I don't. Case in point, - the irresponsible release of hundreds of terrorists with blood on their hands, as goodwill jestures. Such appeasement will only embolden and encourage more terrorism.

My point is that from the perspective of America's national security, could it be that appeasement policies for the sake of Arab oil, at Israel's exspense, actually be responsible for causing us oil problems?

Katrina wreeked havoc on oil production in the Gulf.

Consider this:

From August 16th-22nd 2005, thousands of Israelis were forcibly uprooted and expelled from their homes and land in Gaza and northern Samaria in large part because of American pressure with the "Roadmap."

Seven days later on August 29th 2005, tens of thousands of Americans were uprooted and expelled from their homes and land by an Act of God called Katrina. Coincidence?

Weather and The Bible- Diane Dew

Does God Control The Weather?-Christian Answers


Why Do These Islamists Want Obama To Be President?

Omeish Esam Omeish:

Head of the Muslim American Society. Which has historical ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. A recognized terrorist organization which spawned Hamas.

Omeish is a Supporter and financial donor to the Obama campaign.

Last September Omeish tendered his resignation from the Va. Commision on Immigration, a position that Governor Tim Kaine had appointed him to, amidst a media firestorm over videos in which he was seen making radical statements about "jihad".

The first video below contains those statements pertaining to "jihad" as well as other radical statements denouncing Israel's counter-terrorism operations.

This is followed by another video uploaded to youtube by the Muslim American Society itself,[MAS] ,in which Mahdi Bray, a director with MAS, introduces and defends Omeish who is seated next to him. Afterwards , Omeish speaks himself in an effort at "damage control". The problem with all of this comes in the third video featured.

In the third video featured, Mahdi Bray is seen with other Islamists proudly displaying his support of Hamas and Hizbullah.

Mahdi Bray boasted about the efforts of MAS to garner votes for liberal democrats:

"Ask Jim Webb what kind of impact we have. Ask the governor of Virginia what kind of impact we have," Mahdi Bray, the Muslim American Society's executive director told The Washington Times.

Last April Obama recieved the endorsement of a top Hamas leader named Ahmed Yousef, who said, "We like Mr. Obama and hope that he will win the election. That is in the fourth video.

In the last video, you will see young Islamists in Gaza, working a "phone bank" on Obama's behalf from Gaza.

Why? Why do these men and other Islamists  support Obama and other liberal democrats?

It is because these radical Islamists believe that if Obama and other democrats are elected, that will mean a more "appeasement" minded foreign and domestic policy ,which they see as a help to the global "jihad."

They are also convinced that a McCain Administration will be more aggressive in the fight against militant Islam and more supportive of Israel. Any radical Islamists voiced support for McCain yet?

Update: 10/12/08- On Sept. 15th, the Obama Campaign's Muslim outreach director met with a small group of Muslim leaders at a hotel in Springfield, Va. The meeting included Mahdi Bray. Also in attendance were Nihad Awad, director of the unindicted co-conspirator C.A.I.R. And Mazen Ashabi, the former Obama Campaign Muslim outreach director, who resigned after his ties to Islamists linked to raising funds for Hamas were revealed.

 First video: Esam Omeish

Mahdi Bray and Esam Omeish:

Mahdi Bray shows his support for Hizbullah and Hamas:

Hamas leader endorses Obama:

Gazan Islamists working for Obama:


The Destiny of Islam In The End Times

Cross posted from the Persecution Blog. From Stacy Harp:

"Since we often cover how Muslims convert to Christ and sometimes as a result are martyred, I wanted to share with you a podcast I did yesterday for my Active Christian Media podcast.  This is the testimony of a former Sunni Muslim who came to Christ powerfully.  I hope you enjoy the interview."

Picture_74 Click here to hear our intriguing podcast.

"Yesterday I had the opportunity to interview Faisal Malick, a former Sunni Muslim who came to Christ, about his conversion and the message that the Lord revealed to him about how He sees Muslims and the plan of Islam in the end times."

"I had first heard an interview with Malick on Janet Parshall’s Saturday program, Talking it Over, and I was so intrigued that I had to find out more. So I got a copy of the book and read it and I can tell you that it has changed how I see the plan God has had for Ishmael. "

"In fact, prior to reading this book I had never seen the blessings that God has for Ishmael and the cry of Ishmael’s heart to have a Father’s love and not merely be a servant."

"In our interview you will here Faisal discuss the story of Ishmael and Esau and how that ties back to Islam.  And I hope you enjoy the show."


Why Russia Helps Iran

A report has it that Russia will complete work on a nuclear reactor in Iran. Despite the dangerous threat that a nuclear Iran will pose to the region.

The serious strain in relations between the West and Russia over the recent conflict in Georgia, has thrown a monkey wrench into cooperation efforts on the Iranian nuclear threat.

Muhammed El baradei, head of the IAEA, said two months ago that it was possible that Iran could obtain a nuclear weapon in six months to a year.If this is true, it means that Iran could have a nuclear weapon four months from now.

Russia has not only helped Iran with it's nuclear program, but has also been providing them with high-tech anti-aircraft weapons to help defend their nuclear sites should a military option be used to eliminate them.

Why does Russia help Iran? Other than money?

Yoseff Bodansky, former director of the Congressional Task Force On Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare for the U.S. House, provides some insight from a document published in 1995:

"Russia sees its future in Slavic revivalism and the realization of its historic mission, the relentless drive into the Orient. Moscow is convinced that this resurgence cannot be realized, at least in the foreseeable future, but through an alliance with an assertive Germany over shared hegemony in Europe. For Moscow, the paramount global strategic development is the consolidation of Russo-Islamic hegemonic "understanding" and "co-existence" in which Moscow is both the dominant power but also recognizes the special role of Tehran's Islamic bloc in the heart of Asia but not in Europe. Since 1992, this strategy has been defined under the concept of Eurasianism [Yevrazist]."

"Eurasianism is a rejuvenated trend in Russian historical thought and historiography which provides the historical foundations and support for Moscow's grand strategy. Lev Nikolayevich Gumilev, one of its leading advocates, emphasizes that the history of Russ, its rise to global prominence, was characterized by "an ancient union, a union of the Slavs and the Turkic steppes", which "was founded on mutual respect and not assimilation or absorption". Leading local politicians and intellectuals in Muslim Central Asia support Eurasianism as an outlet that reconciles and permits both their aspirations for a pan-Islamic empire and the continued acquiescence to Russian hegemony. There should be no doubt as to the ultimate strategic objective of this historic trend. Indeed, Georgian leaders acknowledged in early 1992: "Russia and the Muslim World are natural allies since they both oppose the West."

The part about an alliance with an assertive Germany over shared hegemony is probably wrong. More likely a shared hegemony with Iran itself. Iranian influence and their Hizbullah and Hamas proxys in Syria, Lebanon, and Gaza. As well as Egypt where Hamas also has a presence. Hizbullah also has made significant inroads into Venezuela. Hugo Chavez has been very chummy with Ahmadinejad.

That last part of what Georgian leaders have said is certainly right on the money:

"Russia and the Muslim World are natural allies since they both oppose the West."

With the exception of when they are fighting each other as was the case with Afghanistan and Chechnia.