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Friday, August 9, 2019

NY IMAM ACTIVE IN INTERFAITH WORK DISSEMINATES EXTREMIST PROPAGANDA ON THE SIDE

ABOVE: Muhammad Shahidullah, top left, at last month's MUNA conference.

Muhammad Shahidullah | Al Ikhlas Magazine 

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NY IMAM ACTIVE IN INTERFAITH WORK DISSEMINATES EXTREMIST PROPAGANDA ON THE SIDE 
BY Abha Shankar
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
Muhammad Shahidullah is a man of seeming contradictions. 
An imam, he is active in interfaith outreach, speaking to the New York Police Department and visiting the White House in April as part of an interfaith delegation. In December 2017, he participated in an interfaith event organized at New York's 9/11 Tribute Museum, attended the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week a year earlier, and has been recognized in a New York City Council citation as "an outstanding citizen, one whom is worthy of the esteem of both our community and the great City of New York."
But Shahidullah also runs a proselytizing website, Dawah USA, that ostensibly seeks to invite people to Islam but in fact serves as a clearing house for extremist and Islamist propaganda, the Investigative Project on Terrorism finds.
Tax records for the New York-based Dawah USA Inc. show that it is registered as doing business as the Interfaith Center USA. Shahidullah, a Bangladeshi native who lives in Queens, New York's Jamaica neighborhood, serves as president of both organizations.
Extremist material published on the Dawah USA website includes an audio of American-born al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki's infamous 2002 "It's a War on Islam" speech. It frames government counter-terrorism efforts as "a war against Muslims and Islam" that seeks to alienate Muslims from the mainstream of society.
The perception the West is waging a war against Islam has been one of the most effective messages in radicalizing Muslims. Though he was killed in a 2011 U.S. drone strike, Awlaki remains one of the most influential voices in online radicalization.
Shahidullah declined to discuss the content on his website after repeated requests for comment.
Dawah USA also features speeches by Ali al-Timimi, the spiritual leader of the Virginia Jihad Network, a group of 11 men who wanted to train for jihad against U.S. forces after 9/11 with the Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist group.
In an audio, "Political Revival of the Ummah," al-Timimi explains the role of politics for Muslim minorities living in a non-Islamic society. He cites Islamic scholar Abdurahman bin Nasir bin Sa'adi saying, "And when he [Sheikh bin Sa'adi] talks about Muslims living in a non-Muslim society and he says that if Muslims live in a non-Muslim society ... then they could make the country Islamic themselves."
Speeches by al-Timimi's mentor Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, a Canadian-raised Salafist currently living in Qatar, also are posted on Dawah USA. Philips has been banned from several countries, including the United States, for his extremist teachings. He is againstthe "concept of globalized western civilization as portrayed in secular democracy ... being pushed down the throats of the rest of the world" and condemned homosexualityas punishable by death.
Several recordings by Indian hate preacher Zakir Naik, whose inflammatory speeches have inspired Muslim youth to engage in terrorist acts, also appear on Dawah USA. Naik, who claimed 9/11 was an "inside job," faces money laundering charges in India moved to Malaysia in 2017.
Other Salafi jihadists whose lectures have been published on the website include Ahmed DeedatAbdul Hakeem QuickIsrar AhmadJamal BadawiKhalid YasinMaulana Syed Abdul Ala MaududiSiraj Wahhaj, and Yusuf Estes.
In an Urdu-language audio, "Jewish Conspiracy," the late Pakistani Islamist Israr Ahmad claims Jews seek world domination through global control of banks and finance.
According to his official profile, Ahmad spent 40 years "not only in reviving the Qur'an-centered Islamic perennial philosophy and world-view but also reforming the society in a practical way with the ultimate objective of establishing a true Islamic State, or the System of Khilafah [Caliphate]."
An e-book available on Dawah USA by South Asian Islamist ideologue Maulana Syed Abdul Ala MaududiTowards Understanding Islamdefines jihad "in the language of the Shari'ah [Islamic Law]" as "a war that is waged solely in the name of Allah against those who practise [sic] oppression as enemies of Islam."
And adds:
"If the country attacked has not enough strength to fight back, then it is the religious duty of the neighbouring Muslim countries to help her; if even they fail, then the Muslims of the whole world must fight the common enemy. In all such cases, Jihad is as much a primary duty of the Muslims concerned as are the daily prayers or fasting."
Shahidullah 's Dawah USA also features an undated, anonymous article, "Why does Islam degrade women by keeping them behind the veil?," which argues that Islam and Muslim modesty culture offers a solution to reducing rapes in America.
"Consider a scenario where the Islamic hijaab is followed in America. Whenever a man looks at a woman and any brazen or unashamed thought comes to his mind, he lowers his gaze. Every woman wears the Islamic hijaab, that is the complete body is covered except the face and the hands upto [sic] the wrist. After this if any man commits rape he is given capital punishment. I ask you, in such a scenario, will the rate of rape in America increase, will it remain the same, or will it decrease?"
"Naturally as soon as Islamic Shariah is implemented positive results will be inevitable," the article says. "If Islamic Shariah is implemented in any part of the world, whether it is America or Europe, society will breathe easier. Hijaab does not degrade a woman but uplifts a woman and protects her modesty and chastity."
It is nearly identical to a 2015 article by Shadab Akram published by Quora.
The notion that Western values empower women is false, the article further claims. "Western talk of women's liberalization is nothing but a disguised form of exploitation of her body, degradation of her soul, and deprivation of her honour. Western society claims to have 'uplifted' women. On the contrary it has actually degraded them to the status of concubines, mistresses and society butterflies who are mere tools in the hands of pleasure seekers and sex marketeers, hidden behind the colourful screen of 'art' and 'culture'."
An article, "Matters Which Nullify Ones Islaam," on Shahidullah's website denounces interfaith outreach as an "evil concept" contrary to Islam.
"It is impermissible for any Muslim who believes in Allaah as his Lord, Islaam as his religion and Muhammad ... to call towards the evil concept of Interfaith, encourage it, facilitate its conveyance to the Muslims, attend its conventions or belong to any of its clubs or organizations," it says. It concludes by advising Muslims "to protect the religion of Islaam, preserve the Islamic creed and protect it against the misguided people of falsehood and those who share their ideas and beliefs. They must be aware of 'Interfaith' and its traps."
In addition to being Dawah USA's president, Shahidullah is chairman of the board of ITV USA, which describes itself as "A Global Dawah Channel" seeking "to propagate the inherent love and peace that Islam embodies." The TV channel features programs on Islamic theology by prominent American Islamist imams, including Zaid ShakirHamza YusufShaker ElsayedYasir Qadhi, and others.
Shahidullah was spotted at the annual Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA) convention last month.
MUNA has been described as "openly affiliated" with the Sunni revivalist movement Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) in a resolution introduced in February by U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
"Jamaat-e-Islami and affiliated theocratic extremist groups pose an immediate and ongoing threat to stability and secular democracy in South Asia, leaving religious minorities at grave risk of continuing violence," the resolution says.
The fact that a hard-core Islamist operating under the guise of an interfaith worker is embraced by law enforcement is concerning and highlights the rising danger from Islamist wolves masquerading in sheep's clothing.
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SEE ALSO:
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/08/ny-imam-active-in-interfaith-work-distributes-pro-jihad-propaganda-on-the-side

ARTICLES FROM DAVID CLOUDS "WAY OF LIFE"

Friday Church News Notes
Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
CHINA’S THOUGHT TRANSFORMATION CAMPS (Friday Church News Notes, August 9, 2019, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “BBC Report Shows Disturbing Nature,” The Stream, July 1, 2019: “Adorned with bright smiles and clothed in colorful garb, Uighur Muslims held in political reeducation camps flash across the screen as they sing and dance triumphantly to the words that President Xi Jinping wrote just for them. These sights, captured by the BBC, are what the Chinese government wants journalists and the outside world to see. No amount of colorful displays of political allegiance, however, can hide the reality: Not one of these people is in a political reeducation facility of their own accord. One interchange in the video is especially telling. The BBC reporter asks one of the men whether it was his choice to be in a political reeducation facility. ‘Yes,’ he replies. ‘A policeman at my village told me to get enrolled in the school and transform my thoughts.’ The reporter also speaks to Chinese officials. Nearly every one alludes to the notion that the roughly 800,000 to 1 million people interned in Xinjiang are affected by religious extremism and in need of reeducation so that their thinking aligns with the Chinese Communist Party. The conflation of religion with extremism took shape in new regulations instituted in February of last year. These regulations continue the government’s practice of ‘Sinicizing’--or secularizing--religion, so that it conforms to the core tenets of the Communist Party. In addition to ‘thought transformation,’ people in these facilities must undergo Mandarin lessons, self-criticism sessions, forced labor, and even torture. Occasionally, there are deaths. ... The BBC reporter notes up front that the facilities they were permitted to visit were cleaned up for journalists’ prying eyes. Satellite images showed that prior to the BBC’s visit, watchtowers and barbed wire were removed from the premises and barren outdoor spaces were transformed into sports facilities. Documentaries like this one are incredibly important to building a human rights case against the Chinese government. They provide additional evidence, especially of what the Chinese government wants the outside world to see. Such evidence augments the troves of satellite imagery collected over the last several years and eye-witness testimony of former prisoners, who can testify that these facilities are far from benign. The existence of these facilities and the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people arbitrarily detained within their walls is now irrefutable.”
LIFESITENEWS BANNED FROM APPLE NEWS (Friday Church News Notes, August 9, 2019, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “Apple News Bans LifeSite,” Lifesitenews.com, July 31, 2019: “A little over one week ago, Apple approved LifeSiteNews’ application to publish our news on their Apple News platform. Today, without warning, Apple News abruptly reversed course, telling LifeSite that they had deleted our channel and all of our content from their platform. Apple claimed that LifeSite’s channel ‘didn’t comply with our Apple News guidelines.’ Specifically, they stated that LifeSite’s ‘[c]hannel content shows intolerance towards a specific group.’ ... ‘We don’t yet know the reason for Apple’s decision to delete our channel,’ said LifeSiteNews Editor-in-Chief John-Henry Westen. ‘However, at a time when there is growing evidence that tech juggernauts are engaging in concerted censorship against even mainstream conservative viewpoints, Apple’s decision--made unilaterally, and without opportunity to appeal--is frightening. It goes without saying that LifeSite would never promote intolerance or hatred against any group. However, in our current divisive political climate, even mild expressions of common conservative viewpoints are often written off as de facto 
hatred and intolerance. We certainly hope that this is not what Apple is doing. However, we urge our readers to contact Apple and to respectfully demand that they reinstate LifeSite’s channel.’”

GUN CONTROL: REPUBLICANS CAVING COMPLETELY TO ALREADY DEADLY RED FLAG LAW DEMANDS

Senator Lindsey Graham Official File Photo
REPUBLICANS CAVING COMPLETELY 
TO ALREADY DEADLY RED FLAG LAW DEMANDS
BY ERICH PRATT
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
Lindsey Graham is downright lying to the American people when he says that this bill would recognize due process. 
Senator Lindsey Graham Official File Photo
Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- Things have taken a turn for the worse since we asked you to email the White House…
…NOW, SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE UNITING BEHIND LINDSEY GRAHAM’S BILL THAT WOULD EFFECTIVELY *END* YOUR 2A RIGHTS.
This Red Flag Gun Confiscation bill, based on a prototype drafted by the anti-gun Giffords Organization, would send SWAT teams to your door to steal your guns with NO REAL DUE PROCESS WHATSOEVER.
This is our promise to you — we will fight until the very last vote is cast to destroy this atrocious bill, but we’re going to need voters like you to help turn up the heat on the Senate GOP.
Please send a letter to EVERY SINGLE Republican Senator’s inbox telling them that if they vote to end the Second Amendment, American voters will NEVER FORGET it.
Gun Owners of America has already vowed to support a primary challenger to Lindsey Graham because he is introducing this bill. And we will take note of any and all Republicans who join him in shredding the Second Amendment.
I cannot overstate how dangerous this legislation would be.
This bill would create a federal “bribe pot” to encourage states to pass Red Flag Gun Confiscation bills. This means SWAT teams would be empowered to show up at innocent Americans’ doorsteps, demanding they fork over their guns, all because they’ve been named a suspected danger to our society.
This is exactly what happened to an African-American gentleman living in Maryland. After a family argument, an angry relative got revenge against Gary Willis by using the state Red Flag Gun Confiscation law to send police to his door. The authorities showed up at 5:17 a.m. and shot him to death.
Giving government agents the power to confiscate firearms, while throwing due process out the window, is the path to tyranny our Founding Fathers warned us about. And the cowardice of a few politicians who care more about the media’s opinions than what is right and true will get us there.

And to add insult to injury, Lindsey Graham is downright lying to the American people when he says that this bill would recognize due process.

If that were the case, his bill could not fund ANY state program currently on the books or any program being considered by any state legislature. Because not one state with red flag gun grabs currently includes due process prior to seizing a gun owners' firearms!
Point blank: we need to end this bill now before it ends the Second Amendment.
Gun Owners Of AmericaPlease send a letter to EVERY SINGLE Republican Senator’s inbox telling them that if they vote to end the Second Amendment, American voters will NEVER FORGET it.
In Liberty,
Erich Pratt Senior Vice President Gun Owners of America

YOUTUBE FOLLOWS AMAZON, BLACKLISTS "KILLING EUROPE" ISLAM DOCUMENTARY~MICHAEL HANSEN'S NEW FILM "KILLING FREE SPEECH"

YOUTUBE FOLLOWS AMAZON, BLACKLISTS 
"KILLING EUROPE" ISLAM DOCUMENTARY 
BY ROBERT SPENCER
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
“This is America, not Canada and not Europe — we’re supposed to have free speech,” said director Michael Hansen. Yeah, that’s the way it used to be, but not anymore. Now the social media giants are determined to allow only one point of view — and who has the power and the will to stop them? The freedom of speech is nearly a thing of the past and soon will be altogether, while conservatives pontificate about how these malevolent monopolies are private companies and so nothing can be done about them.
“YouTube Follows Amazon, Censors ‘Killing Europe’ Islam Documentary,” by Allum Bokhari, Breitbart, August 6, 2019:
YouTube blacklisted Killing Europe, a documentary about Islam and mass immigration in Europe that had previously been hosted on the platform for over a year, just days after Amazon Prime made the same decision.
Unlike Amazon, which said it censored the documentary due to “quality” concerns, YouTube accused the documentary — a critical examination of immigration in Europe — of violating its “hate speech” policy.
The documentary is a mix of on-the-ground footage and interviews, including interviews with ex-Muslims, British politicians, and victims of the notorious Rotherham rape epidemic.
“This is America, not Canada and not Europe — we’re supposed to have free speech,” said director Michael Hansen in a video message to his subscribers. “So why is it that they’re working so hard to [pull] my movies down?”
Supporters of the documentary have since uploaded it to BitChute, a decentralized free-speech oriented YouTube competitor.
YouTube’s takedown message to Hansen is as follows:
Hi WeAre138 Productions,
Our team has reviewed your content, and, unfortunately, we think it violates our hate speech policy. We’ve removed the following content from YouTube:
Killing Europe (short version)
We know that this might be disappointing, but it’s important to us that YouTube is a safe place for all. IF content breaks our rules, we remove it. If you think we’ve made a mistake, you can appeal and we’ll take another look. Keep reading for more details.
How your content violated the policy
Content glorifying or inciting violence against another person or group of people is not allowed on YouTube. We also don’t allow any content that encourages hatred of another person or group of people based on their membership in a protected group….
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Hansen: Killing Free Speech

http://www.killingfreespeech.com/

BY JAMIE GLAZOV
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
This new edition of The Glazov Gang features filmmaker Michael Hansen, whose new film is Killing Free SpeechMichael discusses his new film and unveils how the powers-that-be are killing free expression — along with a film about the killing of Europe.
Don’t miss it!
And make sure to watch Michael focus on his film Killing Europe and on Europe’s Suicide in the Face of Islam. He also shares the Unholy Alliance‘s totalitarian effort to drown his film: WATCH HERE.
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NEARLY 800 ACCUSE BOY SCOUTS OF FAILING TO PROTECT THEM FROM SEX ABUSE AS NEW LAWSUIT IS FILED

NEARLY 800 ACCUSE BOY SCOUTS 
OF FAILING TO PROTECT THEM 
FROM SEX ABUSE 
AS NEW LAWSUIT IS FILED 
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
PHILADELPHIA (USA Today)  A lawsuit filed on Monday against the Boy Scouts of America says hundreds of former Scouts have come forward in recent months with accounts of sexual abuse, allegations from across eight decades that reach nearly every state.
Lawyers began collecting the accounts this spring as they prepared a suit, which they filed on behalf of a client who alleges his former scoutmaster plied him with drugs and alcohol before repeatedly sexually abusing him.
At a news conference Tuesday morning, the lawyers said they have nearly 800 other clients who were abused while Scouts. The suit says at least 350 abusers do not appear in the Boy Scouts’ disciplinary files, citing that as evidence that the organization has not adequately vetted its volunteers and hidden the extent of the sexual abuse scandal.
“It is apparent that the Boy Scout Defendants continue to hide the true nature of their cover-up and the extent of the pedophilia epidemic within their organizations because the vast majority of new victims coming forward involve claims of abuse at the hands of pedophiles who are not yet identified by the Boy Scouts of America,” the complaint reads.
Continue reading this story >>
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BALTIMORE: AN INSIDE LOOK AT WHAT RESIDENTS CALL “MURDERLAND”

Baltimore: An Inside Look at What Residents Call "Murderland"
BALTIMORE: AN INSIDE LOOK AT WHAT RESIDENTS CALL “MURDERLAND”

Democrats criticize President Trump as racist for exposing the truth

BY KELEN MCBREEN
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
Baltimore residents provide a look into what it’s like to live in the city and explain why Trump is right to call out the poor leadership that has caused the once-prosperous metropolis to spiral out of control.
A correspondent for YouTuber “Fleccas Talks” interviewed residents and shot footage of locals condemning Rev. Al Sharpton, who made a speech criticizing President Trump for his remarks about the city.
Also, conservative activist Scott Pressler is interviewed about his campaign to clean up the streets of Baltimore, which received a large amount of media attention.

INSTAGRAM “TRUSTED PARTNER” CAUGHT HARVESTING MILLIONS OF USER DATA

Instagram "Trusted Partner" Caught Harvesting Millions of User Data

Hyp3r secretly keeps Instagram user information

Hyp3r and trusted Facebook marketing partner has been storing user information from Instagram, a Facebook owned company. The third party app has kept information regarding location and other data from millions of users to create more targeted ads. Some suggest that Instagram must be complicit in the collection of the data as it went on for more than 2-years against the policies of the social network. RT America’s Natasha Sweete joins News.Views.Hughes with the details.

INSTAGRAM “TRUSTED PARTNER” CAUGHT 
HARVESTING MILLIONS OF USER DATA

Personal data used to create detailed profiles 

without consent

BY BEN WARREN
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
An advertising partner of Instagram has been caught secretly harvesting vast amounts of user’s personal data by exploiting poor oversight and loopholes, according to Business Insider.
The marketing firm Hyp3r allegedly used information like users’ physical locations, bios, and photos – which are all supposed to be deleted after 24 hours – to construct highly-detailed profiles of potentially millions, Business insider reports.
“The wealth of the data contained in people’s fleeting Instagram activity, from family-vacation snapshots to restaurant appetizer photos, can provide valuable fodder for a variety of outside actors, who can repurpose the information in ways users never expected or agreed to,” reportsBusiness Insider. “The total volume of Instagram data Hyp3r has obtained is not clear, though the firm has publicly said it has ‘a unique dataset of hundreds of millions of the highest value consumers in the world,’ and sources said more than of 90% of its data came from Instagram.”
The San Francisco startup Hyp3r, founded in 2015, reportedly deems itself as “a location-based marketing platform that helps businesses unlock geosocial data to acquire and engage high-value customers.”
Hyp3r reportedly utilized highly sought-after marketing information that Instagram users voluntarily give whenever they use the app with seemingly innocuous actions like posting selfies.
Here’s how Hyp3r made unauthorized use of people’s data, according Business Insider:
1. It took advantage of an Instagram security lapse, allowing it to zero in on specific locations, like hotels and gyms, and vacuum up all the public posts made from the locations.
2. At these locations, it systematically saved users’ public Instagram stories — a type of content designed to vanish after 24 hours —including the individual photos that users shared in the stories, in a clear violation of Instagram’s terms of service.
3. It scraped public user profiles on a broad basis, collecting information like user bios and followers, which it then combined with the other location information and data from other sources.
Upon confirming that Hyp3r broke their rules, Instagram sent Hyp3r a cease-and-desist letter while also demanding a full explanation of the firm’s actions.
“Hyp3r’s actions were not sanctioned and violate our policies,” said an Instagram spokesperson. “As a result, we’ve removed them from our platform.”
“We’ve also made a product change that should help prevent other companies from scraping public location pages in this way.”
Perhaps most concerning is the fact that Hyp3r is most likely not the only entity doing this, they simply got caught, Business Insider’s Rob Price explains.
“…the nature of Hyp3r’s activity raises significant questions about the extent of the due diligence that Instagram and parent company Facebook conduct on partners using their platform, as well as on their own procedures to safeguard user data,” said Price.