Trump Designates Russian White Supremacist Group as Terrorists

The Trump Administration has begun a new phase in the war on terrorism by sanctioning a white supremacist group as a foreign terrorist organization for the first time in history. The action puts Russia on notice for its promotion of pro-Putin white supremacists within the West, including the United States. The State and Treasury Departments blacklisted the Russian Imperial Movement (RIM) and three of its leaders. The group has two terrorist training camps in St. Petersburg that are “likely being used for woodland and urban assault, tactical weapons and hand-to-hand combat training.” Tellingly, the group has offered paramilitary training to…
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Trump’s Pick for Chief of Staff Friends With Fuqra

President Trump's pick for chief of staff, former South Carolina Congressman Mick Mulvaney, had made few waves. Yet what is not being publicized about the man who is the president’s choice to fill an incredibly important position is Mulvaney’s history of being an advocate for a cultist Islamist group, Jamaat ul-Fuqra. Fuqra, which now goes by the name of Muslims of the Americas (MOA), has a history of criminal and terrorist activity. The group is led by Sheikh Gilani, a Pakistan-based radical cleric, and claims to have 22 “Islamic villages” in the U.S. One of these villages, Islamville, which was established in…
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Trump Aide Linked to Nation of Islam Departs

Trump Aide Linked to Nation of Islam Departs

President Trump’s senior aide Omarosa Manigault was reportedly fired last week, supposedly in a dramatic reality show-like performance akin to the ones that got her hired in the first place (she denies being fired). But the question shouldn’t be whether she had to be physically removed from the White House as is said to have been the case, but why Omarosa’s ties to the Nation of Islam extremist group weren’t a disqualifier. Reality star Omarosa, who was previously fired three times by Donald Trump on The Apprentice, became the director of African-American outreach for President Trump’s campaign in July 2016.…
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How Could Trump Thank Qatar for Fighting Terror?

How Could Trump Thank Qatar for Fighting Terror?

President Trump of January 2018 is at odds with President Trump of June 2017 over Qatar. Trump just thanked Qatar for its “action to counter terrorism and extremism in all forms” and implied U.S. opposition to the Arab states’ blockade of the jihad-sponsoring country, something Trump previously praised and claimed credit for. “President Trump reiterated his support for a strong, united Gulf Cooperation Council that is focused on countering regional threats,” the readout says. The praise for Qatar is a major victory for Secretary of State Tillerson, who has long-standing ties to the Qatari regime from his days leading Exxon-Mobil.…
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5 Points About New National Security Adviser Gen. McMaster

President Trump has chosen General H.R. McMaster as the national security adviser and there’s plenty to be happy about. Below are five points to consider with his choice. General McMaster is known for winning the most difficult of battles. As explained in this lengthy New Yorker article from 2006, he performed an amazing turnaround in the city of Tal Afar in Iraq. I remember when he arrived in 2005 and shocked observers by needing only about six months to change the situation by building strong relationships with Iraqis on the ground to kick the jihadists out and to quickly build…
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10 Points You Won’t Hear About Trump’s Revised Travel Restrictions

President Trump has issued an executive order modifying his controversial travel restrictions which have been incorrectly derided as a “Muslim ban.” Of course, despite major changes, groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) are still calling it a “Muslim ban” and are committed to retaining the issue’s divisiveness so they can endlessly bash Trump as a bigot and raise their own profile in the process. "This executive order, like the last order, is at its core a Muslim ban, which is discriminatory and unconstitutional," said the executive-director of CAIR, Nihad Awad, who nonetheless touted the revisions as a “partial…
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4 Risks After Bombing Assad’s Air Base

4/7/2017 The U.S. acted quickly and decisively in response to a chemical attack by the Syrian Air Force on a rebel-held town in Idlib Province, enforcing the previously-unenforced “red line” by bombing the air base used. But any military action risks unintended consequences. The evidence proving that the Assad regime is responsible was strong enough to convince President Trump to take action. His skepticism of the intelligence community is well-known, as is his intense aversion to military intervention in other country’s affairs. Trump’s turn around was particularly surprising given his opposition to overthrowing Assad and his Secretary of State’s comment…
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4 Groups Reject Counter-Terror Funding

2/13/2017 In a revealing trend, four nonprofits groups involved with the Muslim-American community have rejected federal funding for countering violent extremism. For these groups, their image and making a political point is a higher priority than fighting radical Islam and helping their communities. The four Muslim groups had been privileged to receive Homeland Security grants to support their efforts to “counter violent extremism;” a generic and politically-correct term that the Obama Administration used to avoid verbiage related to Islam. Now, these groups are willing to sacrifice that funding and cut their programs just to stick it to President Trump. Their…
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