Top UFC Manager: A Tale of Espionage & Terrorism

Top UFC Manager: A Tale of Espionage & Terrorism

A Hollywood-like spy story has been brewing beneath the surface in the world of Mixed Martial Arts surrounding the biggest manager in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). UFC manager Ali Abdelaziz used to be in a terror-tied cult known as Jammat ul-Fuqra. Abdelaziz manages some of the most high-profile fighters, including UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, Frankie Edgar, Renzo Gracie, Henry Cejudo and Rashad Evans. Fuqra, known more commonly as Muslims of the Americas (MOA), is most known for claiming to have 22 “Islamic villages” in the U.S., including its 70-acre "Islamberg" headquarters in upstate New York. See Clarion Project’s…
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Obama Administration Dropped Huge Terror-Funding Case

Obama Administration Dropped Huge Terror-Funding Case

Why did the Obama Administration drop a huge terror-funding case? In 2014, I was involved in triggering a federal investigation into Islamic Relief, one of the world’s largest Islamic charities. A criminal case was presented by three government agencies, whereupon the Obama Administration’s Justice Department astounded the agents involved by declining to prosecute. It is time for Congress to demand answers. A federal special agent with years of counter-terrorism experience noticed my published research into the Islamic Relief charity and asked to meet with me in 2014. As I walked him through a trove of documents, he was taken aback:…
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NY Attack Confirms ISIS Still ‘Losers’

A Bangladeshi terrorist inspired by the Islamic State (ISIS) detonated a bomb, presumably prematurely, by the Port Authority bus terminal in New York City yesterday. But, make no mistake about it: He’s a loser. ISIS is still a bunch of losers. And if ISIS interprets victory as a sign of Allah’s endorsement, then they should be saying the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag right about now. Yet, every terrorist attack—including one with a faulty device and likely premature explosion—is somewhat of a success for ISIS and like-minded jihadists because of how the media covers the drama. The media…
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ISIS Claims Vegas: At What Price?

The Islamic State (ISIS) is "quadrupling down" on its claim of responsibility for the Las Vegas massacre by Stephen Paddock, claiming he converted to Islam months ago. There is no evidence to substantiate their claim at this point and, if ISIS is lying, then at least something good can come from this horrible atrocity by using the lie to blast away at ISIS’ credibility. Rukmini Callimachi, a New York Times correspondent covering ISIS, tracked how ISIS reiterated its claims of responsibility with at least two comments on its Amaq News Agency propaganda outlet. It started referring to him as “Abu…
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Gov’t Confirms US Jihadi Cult Under Investigation

Gov’t Confirms US Jihadi Cult Under Investigation

A U.S. government agency confirmed in a letter to the Clarion Project that an investigation into a terror-linked Islamist cult named Muslims of America (MOA) is ongoing. The group is known for its “Islamic villages” in North America, with its “Islamberg” headquarters receiving the most attention. The October 19 letter from the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) states that 10 documents from a previous investigation into MOA must be withheld because “the investigation related to the documents that were referred is still open.” The Justice Department says that releasing the information could interfere with law…
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Winning Afghanistan: Support Trump’s Strategy

Winning Afghanistan: Support Trump’s Strategy

  President Trump is pledging to “win” in Afghanistan by defeating the terrorist “losers.” He is correct about the disaster ahead if the U.S. retreats from Afghanistan, but his speech doesn’t seem to have addressed the concerns of those who believe that the campaign there is a lost cause. Trump rightly pointed out that there are 20 groups designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations by the U.S. State Department operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan. If the U.S. abandons Afghanistan, these groups will use the country as a launching pad to target the U.S. and destabilize the region, including nuclear-armed Pakistan. From…
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Mauro on Fox: Michigan Imam Inspired London Attack

Mauro on Fox: Michigan Imam Inspired London Attack

American Salafist Preacher Ahmad Musa Jibril spews his radicalism through the internet and social media. One of the London terrorists was reportedly radicalized by watching Jibril’s videos. Watch Clarion Project's National Security Analyst and Shillman Fellow Ryan Mauro on Fox explain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71AkRnNSv1w  
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Hezbollah Terrorists Caught in US Planning Attack

Hezbollah Terrorists Caught in US Planning Attack

The pace of jihadist activity has been so intense lately that an incredibly important story has been barely reported on: Two terrorists belonging to Hezbollah, a puppet of the Iranian and Syrian regimes, have been arrested for planning attacks in the U.S., with one scouting potential targets in New York including JFK International Airport. Both are citizens who entered, exited and re-entered the U.S. Although the Iranian and Syrian regimes regularly organize terrorist attacks through its Hezbollah proxy, the plotting of attacks on U.S. soil and on Americans overseas is very significant, but not unprecedented. The two arrested terrorists are…
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Support for Muslim Brotherhood Terror Designation Bill Grows

Support for Muslim Brotherhood Terror Designation Bill Grows

The Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act now has about 60 members of Congress supporting it. Although support is growing, the number of cosponsors is far less than what it was for the last version of the bill. Voters must remind members of Congress who supported the previous bill to cosponsor the new bills (HR377 and S68). Information on who is currently supporting the legislation is at the bottom of this article. Earlier this year, it was reported that the Trump Administration was about to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. The Brotherhood and its apologists went into…
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Take Action on Muslim Brotherhood Bill

Take Action on Muslim Brotherhood Bill

  Two more congressmen have cosponsored the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act, bringing the number to 61 representatives and five senators. The increasing tally is encouraging, but it is still far less than what the previous bill received. And that reality is terribly disappointing because, unlike the previous bill, this bill could actually pass since the GOP controls both chambers of Congress and the White House. An opportunity like this may not come again, especially if the Democrats win control of the House in 2018. Voters must remind their members of Congress who supported the previous bill to cosponsor the…
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