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December 5, 2015

Bernardino California and What the News Refuse to Cover

 

First, this attack broke numerous gun laws which could have been enforced, would have made the assault far more difficult and may have saved lives. The attackers wore body armor and were armed with fully automatic weapons, the real assault weapons. In order to even own either takes having an Federal Firearms License (FFL) which requires a deep background check and regular forms which must be filed with the purchase of any class three weapon which includes every fully automatic weapons. Body armor requires an even more serious background check and regular renewal which includes a background check including speaking with neighbors and coworkers and needs to have an actual purpose for holding such a permit. Reasons include being a collector which requires more frequent license renewals and the licensing of each weapon. Body armor takes a special permit which is beyond difficult to qualify having. Add that California may be one of the strictest states for owning firearms. Odds are that Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik probably had none of the required licenses or other requirements nor did they purchase these weapons themselves; somebody else made a strawman purchase, which in and of itself is quite illegal, and then likely passed to another person who transfers these weapons and the body armor, which had to be bought in the correct size range. How many hands these weapons and body armor changed before arriving at our perpetrators, Syed Farook’s and Tashfeen Malik’s hands, possibly mere days in advance for them to become familiar with wearing the armor and shooting while armored. So, first up, just getting Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik the weapons and armor there were numerous laws, federal, state, and potentially local laws transgressed. So there is actually no real need for more laws as much as there is a need for better enforcement, and that starts at the borders as well as at those who deal in such weapons and armors. Another troubling item was their relations reportedly with Muzammil Siddiqi who also made statements to the press claiming that the attack had nothing to do with Islam. Considering Muzammil Siddiqi’s background, that statement has less validity than any person off the street’s opinion, any random person.

 

 

Muzammil Siddiqi chairman for the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, advisor on Islamic and Muslim Affairs with the FBI and current spokesperson Council of American Islamic Relations

Muzammil Siddiqi chairman for the Islamic Shura Council of
Southern California, advisor on Islamic and Muslim Affairs with
the FBI and current spokesperson Council of American Islamic Relations

 

 

Muzammil Siddiqi is working with CAIR (Council of American Islamic Relations) which is in reality a community relations and organizing group which works to defend and strongly object any relationship between Islamic groups, Muslims or Islamists and acts of terror. They have been known in the past to object to the police looking for terror suspects at mosques and Islamic groups challenging them to prove why such groups might be more productive a place to seek such suspects than Jewish groups or Synagogues. But working with CAIR is a step to the mild side as Muzammil Siddiqi previously worked with ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) where he had a closer relationship with terrorists, not just one off terrorists which are beginning to be encouraged again outside of Israel, meanwhile, in Israel the constant drive to push terror crescendo carries on with Abbas and company pushing all the activate buttons they can, and they know these buttons well as they are installed through the propaganda routines taught in the schools, purported on social media and spread in much of the music which is part of why the Arab youths in East Jerusalem and other Arab towns within Israel have become danger points, not all but even one more is one more too many. Siddiqi has been promoted by the FBI as one of their go-to people when addressing terror attacks and other items Islamic to include Muslim sensitivity training for FBI agents and other training and warning materials along with the entirety of the approved Muslim FBI relations manuals. It would not be surprising if Siddiqi had something to do with the removal of Islamic terror from FBI and Military Manuals. Stephen Tidwell backed Siddiqi’s roll as a moderate in 2007 assistant director of the FBI division in Los Angeles and has been quoted stating, “We have a very strong relationship with Dr. Siddiqi.” Let’s cut to a finish which will prove the character and all we really need to know to figure out which side we can place one each Muzammil Siddiqi. While working as chairman for the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Muzammil Siddiqi vouched for and arrange for Imam Mustafa Kamel Mustafa to give a presentation. Imam Mustafa Kamel Mustafa is also known by the name of “One Eyed Cleric” and was the mastermind of the first World Trade Center Bombing in February 26, 1993 in which six were murdered and one-thousand-forty-two were injured.

 

Next we need to look into the possible motivations for this cold blooded murder and the reason behind the mass shootings by a husband and wife team of the coworkers of the husband attending a Christmas Party which apparently the Muslim husband chose not to attend but apparently chose to crash the party and shoot up all of his coworkers with an accomplice, his wife, along to assist in his designs. There are a number of clues from news services around the world which paint a wholly different story possibly because the foreign media has no dog in the gun control fight as do most of the mainstream media, the White House and the State House in Sacramento, California. So, what have the news services found out and reported that may have been missed in some of the media in the United States media desks. One item we already alluded to, namely that the party was a Christmas Party and Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik had been becoming excessively and strictly observant Muslims over the last couple of years. Daily News reports that according to Farook’s father, he stated that his son “was very religious. He would go to work, come back, go to pray, come back. He’s Muslim.”

 

The final brick in the terror attack wall which brings memories of a work confrontation I had with a fellow employee one night and later received some news which confirmed how fortunate I was the incident did not lead to any escalation. Another worker made a friend who worked near him nervous as he was the warmest five foot five inch tall Jew from the Ukraine who had lived through enough troubles and the constant Quran reading six foot coworker had spoken gruff so I returned the attitude being at least larger than my friend. This particular Quran reading employee is currently safely placed in a deferral penitentiary as he was convicted as the leader of a terror cell. In this current case Nicholas Thalasinos, age 52, was one of the fourteen fatalities; he also had heated debate with co-worker Syed Rizwan Farook two weeks before the San Bernardino rampage. Nicholas Thalasinos’ wife, Jennifer Thalasinos mentioned their having had a heated discussion where her husband claimed Islam was not necessarily a peaceful religion while Syed Farook claimed that Americans had no real understanding of Islam, “They got along,” she said. “As far as I know, got along with everybody. That’s what’s so shocking.” Further, Farook’s neighbor told the paper that over the past two years, Farook exchanged his Western dress for Islamic gowns and grew a beard. The actions and that they continued their assault until they died as martyrs, the conclusion is that Farook and his wife were jihadists who killed in order to kill in the name of Islam. These are a few of the facts which throw a completely different story, but in the United States there cannot be anything that even resembles a terrorist strike. You decide which story makes greater sense.

 

 

Victim Nicholas Thalasinos, age 52 and surviving wife Jennifer Thalasinos

Victim Nicholas Thalasinos, age 52 and
surviving wife Jennifer Thalasinos

 

 

Before you go off dismissing the foreign news, remember that according to the Administration the Fort Hood shootings in November 5, 2009 by Army Major Nidal Hasan was not a terrorist attack, it was merely workplace violence. Never mind that Major Nidal Hasan was not wearing his army uniform that fateful day, he was wearing traditional Islamic clothing and was screaming “Allahu Akbar” as he moved up and down the Soldier Readiness Processing Center where unarmed soldiers were processing in or out of Fort Hood. There are other such instances where initially the attack was referred to as anything but a terrorist attack into anything but a terrorist attack until they were left with no other choice. This is just another example of those in power refusing to admit to reality and instead substituting their own approved agenda. The same stories are being spread about the Islamic State and the delusions that Turkey has not been the lifeblood for the Islamic State, arranging for their entire personnel and weapons importation and selling their oil on the international markets providing Islamic State with at least earning $40 million a month from oil sale. The biggest shock the people of the United States are going to have once President Obama has left the White House is all the realities that start to become known as the troubles the world faces are revealed. Or there is always the possibility that the next President after taking office and is asked for an appraisal of the problems the nation faces the President will answer, “Somebody was walking around and decided to shoot up a loud Christmas party or may have been workplace violence but really, now, what difference does it make!?”

 

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September 30, 2014

Is a Bloodbath Rapidly Approaching?

During most attacks and even murders perpetrated by Muslims, the perpetrator often shouts Islamic phrases and insults mixed with Quranic verses while stabbing, shooting or even beheading their victims. There are the same claims from authorities and Islamic leadership with statements released by authorities claiming the act had nothing to do with Islam and that immediate precautions are to be taken to secure Islamic neighborhoods and Mosques due to the fear of revenge attacks against Muslims. The authorities give admonitions that any violence against Muslims will be treated with the utmost seriousness. Then we are reminded that, and I quote, “Islam is the religion of peace.” Then, on the other side of the coin, often when figures are released depicting increased violence against Jews and anti-Semitism the statement is almost always accompanied by claims that there has also been a concurrent increase in violence against Muslims as if one excuses the other. All of this is probably not being done in order to show equality and equal treatment of all segments of society, even those which apparently are in need of special note whenever there might be the possibility that they might feel opposed in the slightest way. These actions treating Muslims with special kid gloves whenever an extremist Islamist acts as extremist Islamist tend to act are not having the intended effects. Actually they are having exactly the opposite effects than what I hope they are intended, namely to diminish any latent and gathering resentments and anger which eventually will cause a backlash that will be beyond any ability of the authorities to prevent or even bring to a stop once it begins.

 

It appears that the undertow builds towards a breaking point; it appears that the Europeans in numerous countries are experiencing it at a much higher level than in the United States or Canada. In England there has been a group of Christian youths who wear the Crusader’s Cross and patrol the bus, tubes (subways for the Americans) and other public transit on the routes which pass through Muslim neighborhoods, especially those which claim they enforce Sharia, and escort single women protecting them from any violence or harm. This is a laudable reaction to what had started to become a real problem but for every one taking the route of making a difference through positive actions, how many are simply not finding a constructive release and a seething is building inside? How long before such people explode in violent acts which will only serve to increase the animosities and friction between the two cultures. Such explosions when they are singular acts eventually fade except that eventually one such act will occur during a period of heightened emotions and sensitivities and lead to a domino effect which eventually explodes into a massive assault and breakdown of civility and law enforcement. The damage and other results of such a riotous explosion of violence pitting two communities against one another will result in heightened animosity and raw nerves which may never heal and simply lead to a constant and building violence erupting between the two communities eventually leading to a total collapse requiring the imposition of martial law before order can be restored. The question comes is what happens if the men and women in the military instead of reestablishing order break their ranks and instead act as individuals each joining their respected community which will add military weaponry to the violence and making it a war for the heart and soul of that nation. And the terrifying possibility is once such open warfare begins in one nation it then poses the possibility of spreading across the entire continent or even be the spark which, like the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, will be the spark which ignites the next global war with the division being down religious lines.

 

Such an explosion should be feared by every sane and rational people. How this eventuality can be avoided is something that people should start pondering and take the necessary actions and soon. The cultural differences are producing a growing emotional violence which will not remain suppressed forever and the government officials are in denial and refuse to recognize the stresses and strains which are about to tear the fabric of their societies apart, shattering the calm and pitting one side of the society against the other. For this to be avoided a path must be found to support and invigorate the reputed majority of Muslims who desire for Islam to truly be the religion of peace and desire for Islam to live in balance and peace with the other religions and even the atheists and to live and let live to take charge of their religion. If while on the path to empower the peace loving Muslims who are reputed to desire to coexist, even to the point of putting the rainbow coexiston their vehicle without fear of retribution, that their numbers are insignificant and that the Islamists extremists are a sizeable segment of the total and they are supported even if not joined by an even larger and frightfully significant percentage of the body of the Islamic faith, then we will know that there is no possibility for a reformation and transformation to bring Islam into the modern age where religions are no longer universally set on spreading their faith to all nonbelievers, even by the sword. The sooner the truth of the beliefs of the vast majority of the one to one and a half billion Muslims with whom we share the planet, the sooner we can understand what this struggle will require if we wish to retain out pluralistic multicultural world and honestly believe it is worth saving.

 

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