December 09, 2009
MUSLIM With Terrorist Connections Dr. Louay Safi Lectured At Fort Hood Last Week ~ This is INSANE To Have Allowed This!
CBN News Terrorism Analyst Erick Stakelbeck appeared on Tuesday's "The 700 Club" to explain why people are upset about the Islamic speaker's lecture at Fort Hood. Click above to watch the interview.
Controversial Islamic Speaker Welcomed at Ft. Hood
The U.S. military is facing criticism for bringing a controversial Islamic speaker to Fort Hood.
The criticism comes just one month after a radical Muslim's shooting spree at the fort that killed 13 soldiers.
Dr. Louay Safi lectured on Islam last week to U.S. troops about to deploy to Afghanistan. He is a top official for the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA.
In 2007, the group was named as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in U.S. history. Evidence introduced at that trial showed that ISNA is closely tied to the Muslim Brotherhood. The brotherhood is a global Islamic jihadist movement that laid the foundation for groups like al Qaeda and Hamas.
Dr. Safi has also worked for a Saudi-funded organization called the International Institute of Islamic Thought. The group has been on the radar screen of federal investigators for years. But Safi's radical ties don't end there.
In 1995, he was recorded on an FBI wiretap talking to convicted Palestinian terrorist Sami al-Arian.
So how was Safi chosen to lecture at Fort Hood? A spokesman for the Army base told CBN News that "Safi was one of the faculty members during a seminar about Islam for the Army's 135th expeditionary unit. He said speakers are invited based on learning objectives, audience experience, and availability. The spokesman added that "organizers of the seminar were not aware of Safi's alleged association, but have had no issues or concerns over his presentations nor has any unit raised any."
However, those associations are not just alleged. They are concrete and all of them are readily available to the public just by doing a simple Google search on the Internet.
Safi's extremist ideology was recently mentioned in a report by Rowan Scarborough, "FBI Partners with Jihad Groups":
Safi is a Syrian-born author who advocates Muslim American rights through his directorship of ISNA's Leadership Development Center. He advocates direct talks between Washington and Iran's leaders. He has spoken out against various law enforcement raids on Islamic centers.
In a 2003 publication, "Peace and the Limits of War," Safi wrote, "The war against the apostates [non-believers of Islam] is carried out not to force them to accept Islam, but to enforce the Islamic law and maintain order."
He also wrote, "It is up to the Muslim leadership to assess the situation and weigh the circumstances as well as the capacity of the Muslim community before deciding the appropriate type of jihad. At one stage, Muslims may find that jihad, through persuasion or peaceful resistance, is the best and most effective method to achieve just peace."
Again, this guy is teaching our soldiers on Islam at Ft. Hood as they are set to deploy to Afghanistan. Maj. Hasan was merely following Safi's dictates in consulting with his former imam Anwar al-Aulaqi in assessing the situation and deciding on the appropriate type of jihad. And Hasan very well may have relied on Safi's rulings on Islamic warfare in preparing for his attack. On page 29 of his "Peace and the Limits of War", Safi outlines the Islamic doctrine of a preemptive strike:
The clear-cut case of foreign aggression is a military attack on the Islamic state or its allies. The Muslims, however, are not obliged to wait until the enemies launch their attack, before responding. Rather, the Islamic state can initiate war and carry out a preemptive strike if the Muslim authorities become convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that the enemy is mobilizing its forces and is about to carry out an offensive, or if a state of war already exists between the Islamic state and its adversaries."
Wild Thing's comment..............
This has got to be the stupidest, most insane thing I have ever heard in my entire life. That is completely vile. I feel for our troops that keep getting this forced on them by their higher ups.
Posted by Wild Thing at December 9, 2009 04:55 AM
That's like the Allies inviting Joseph Goebbles to speak to the troops on June 5, 1944.
The whole damn country has gone mad. This is ridiculous. Has the Army lost its mind or is this on 'orders from higher authority.
Posted by: Mark at December 9, 2009 06:53 AM
Isn't this like rubbing salt into a wound?
Posted by: BobF at December 9, 2009 07:19 AM
HELLO!! HELLO!!!! Is there SOMEONE with an effing clue out there?? Salt? No, more like using a garden trowel to claw away at a big road rash scab. We had BETTER get SERIOUS about these 'enemies in our midst' and right quick.
Posted by: pontiff alex at December 9, 2009 09:31 AM
Mark said: "The whole damn country has gone mad. This is ridiculous. Has the Army lost its mind or is this on 'orders from higher authority."
Not the whole damned country Mark, but just the "Higher Authority", (being the Appeaser-in-Chief). And yes, I would wager that some in the chain of command within the Ft. Hood community protested this, but it was foisted on them just the same.
Political Correctness will KILL us!
How many conservative readers here have stood against political correctness, looked a liberal in the eye and told them that this is not the way of America? How many conservatives here have felt that they must be polite to cousin Eddie or cousinette Susie and not call them on their political correctnes? How many conservatives here have, in fact, tried always to "say something nice" in their discussions? How liberal of y'all. Are Americans afraid to call a spade a spade? Would you, on finding that you are in a Raghea store, still shop there? Or would you have the patriotism to tell them that you do not support terrorism and will shop elsewhere? I do it regularly, even seeking out new Raghead stores to pontificate in. Political correctness is why YOUR army is short 13 members today folks. YOU enabled that slimy Muzzie to perform his act of Jihad.
"Never Forget Ft. Hood Texas 11/5/09!"
Posted by: Frankly Opinionated at December 9, 2009 09:55 AM
Oops! Forgive the lack of spelling check. I'm in a hurry to get over to the RANGER Camp to support MY troops.
"Never Forget Ft. Hood Texas 11/5/09!" because "Liberals will get us all killed with this political correctness horsecrap."
Posted by: Frankly Opinionated at December 9, 2009 09:58 AM
You can bet your ass Obama is pushing this.
If any question why we died, Tell them, because our fathers lied. ~ Rudyard Kipling quote
Posted by: Jack at December 9, 2009 01:43 PM
America has poor quality leadership that dons the PC hat and is afraid to use correct labels. islam is the enemy of the US. We should be doing everything in our power to get them out of the country. America is on the verge of being inundated with these muslims just like Europe. Now we have a muslim as president.
I see our salvation in the Second Amendment. It may come down to an armed populace to save America. Arm yourself. Figure out how much ammo you need and double that amount. obama eventually wants to disarm us. That is when we need to fight.
Posted by: TomR at December 9, 2009 02:41 PM
Wild Thing, the world has turned upside down and apparently it will take a massive explosion to right it again. If we keep up this politically correct sh*t that explosive will come from those who take full advantage of our stupidity.
Posted by: Ron Russell at December 9, 2009 05:30 PM
From AmericanThinker.com, "TSA leaves online love note for al-Qaeda," at http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/12/tsa_leaves_online_love_note_fo.html:
Remember when the list of US nuclear sites was "inadvertently" posted online earlier this year in May. It´s unfortunately a trend for the muslim POTUS, aka Obama administration.
"Never Forget 9/11." (The Obama administration has.)
Posted by: Anon at December 9, 2009 08:02 PM
Mark, it is madness, total madness.
BobF., that is just what it is and I feel
so badly for our troops that had to sit
there and listen to this jerk.
Alex, I agree so much. If we are sending
men and women into war and then their higher
ups make this kind of PC bull oh man it makes
me so angry.
Frankly, I have done that and keep doing that. I know what you mean about silence and not speaking
up. Conservatives have got to start to speak up.
Jack, thank you for the quote.
Tom, I beleive that too. And our world is
changing now faster then ever with Obama pushing
it into something so horrible.
Ron it sure is turned upside down, I agree.
Anon, thanks for the link and information. Yes I do remember and it just keeps comimg doesn't it.Obama might as well start wearing a turban.
Posted by: Wild Thing at December 10, 2009 12:49 AM