Bomber’s Cambridge, MA Mosque (A Mirror Image of US Mosques)Tied Into MIT & Local U’s…Linking Back To Brotherhood Mafia’s MSA/MSU “Student” Unions..Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

Tying up loose threads, sort of like coming full circle, is a task in and of itself. But no matter how backbreaking said efforts are, suffice it to say the results generally bear fruit. And the bounty herein is more than noteworthy and verily explosive. So follow the trail…

Let us begin “tying up the threads” with this blog’s knowledge base; a vast compendium of research (for investigations, ultimately leading to op-eds) which is deeply enmeshed with the footprints of the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia. Atop the pinnacle of concern lies their Islamic presence within every campus USA through the MSA/MSU, aka their “student” union (think of a “student” union for the KKK, the Weathermen, the Black Panthers, but roll them all into one and their combined explosive effect is less than the Brotherhood’s, if you dare imagine!). Additionally, the Brotherhood Mafia’s sphere of influence throughout Washington, which spreads far beyond its confines, is more than a cancer.  Excising it will save the nation. In this regard, the ‘Muslim Student Association/MSA…Huma Abedin Board Member Too’ was written – https://adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/15/the-muslim-student-association-msa-islamic-student-arm-of-muslim-brotherhoodmuslim-mafia-huma-abedin-board-member-too-what-does-this-meancommentary-by-adina-kutnicki/ and not unlike well crafted thrillers the plot more than thickens, but the contents within are not fiction! 

Yet which threads in the above commentary matter the most? Well, being that its essence revolves around MIT’s MSA – a campus very dear to my heart – the fact of the matter is that Hillary Clinton’s Deputy COS, Huma Abedin, was also a board member of her campus MSA. Lo and behold, she is also a Muslim Sisterhood operative, and 1 + 1 does in fact equal 2! How about that? 

Placing the nail in the MSA’s “student” coffin couldn’t come soon enough. As a matter of judicial record, one of the co-conspirators to 9/11/01 was a foreign student at MIT, as well as an MSA leader at the Cambridge campus! Not only that, but she attended the SAME jihadi mosque which the Chechen bombers frequented, as do many MSA members…a right of passage. What else are they doing, other than kneeling down with their butts in the air praying to Allah? You decide.

‘Mosque that Boston suspects attended has radical ties’

Oren Dorell, USA TODAY8:47 a.m. EDT April 25, 2013

Terror suspects, fugitives and radical speakers have passed through the Cambridge mosque that the Tsarnaev brothers are known to have visited.

BOSTON — The mosque attended by the two brothers accused in the Boston Marathon double bombing has been associated with other terrorism suspects, has invited radical speakers to a sister mosque in Boston and is affiliated with a Muslim group that critics say nurses grievances that can lead to extremism.

Several people who attended the Islamic Society of Boston mosque in Cambridge, Mass., have been investigated for Islamic terrorism, including a conviction of the mosque’s first president, Abdulrahman Alamoudi, in connection with an assassination plot against a Saudi prince.

Its sister mosque in Boston, known as the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, has invited guests who have defended terrorism suspects. A former trustee appears in a series of videos in which he advocates treating gays as criminals, says husbands should sometimes beat their wives and calls on Allah (God) to kill Zionists and Jews, according to Americans for Peace and Tolerance, an interfaith group that has investigated the mosques.

The head of the group is among critics who say the two mosques teach a brand of Islamic thought that encourages grievances against the West, distrust of law enforcement and opposition to Western forms of government, dress and social values.

“We don’t know where these boys were radicalized, but this mosque has a curriculum that radicalizes people. Other people have been radicalized there,” said the head of the group, Charles Jacobs.

Yusufi Vali, executive director at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, insists his mosque does not spread radical ideology and cannot be blamed for the acts of a few worshipers.

“If there were really any worry about us being extreme,” Vali said, U.S. law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and Departments of Justice and Homeland Security would not partner with the Muslim American Society and the Boston mosque in conducting monthly meetings that have been ongoing for four years, he said, in an apparent reference to U.S. government outreach programs in the Muslim community.

The Cambridge and Boston mosques, separated by the Charles River, are owned by the same entity but managed individually. The imam of the Cambridge mosque, Sheik Basyouny Nehela, is on the board of directors of the Boston mosque.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, attended the Cambridge mosque for services and are accused of setting two bombs that killed three people and injured at least 264 others at the April 15 Boston Marathon.

The FBI has not indicated that either mosque was involved in any criminal activity, but mosque attendees and officials have been implicated in terrorist activity:

• Alamoudi, who signed the articles of incorporation as the Cambridge mosque’s president, was sentenced to 23 years in federal court in Alexandria, Va., in 2004 for his role as a facilitator in what federal prosecutors called a Libyan assassination plot against then-crown prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Abdullah is now the Saudi king.

• Aafia Siddiqui, who occasionally prayed at the Cambridge mosque, was arrested in Afghanistan in 2008 while in possession of cyanide canisters and plans for a chemical attack in New York City. She tried to grab a rifle while in detention and shot at military officers and FBI agents, for which she was convicted in New York in 2010 and is serving an 86-year sentence.

• Tarek Mehanna, who worshiped at the Cambridge mosque, was sentenced in 2012 to 17 years in prison for conspiring to aid al-Qaeda. Mehanna had traveled to Yemen to seek terrorist training and plotted to use automatic weapons to shoot up a mall in the Boston suburbs, federal investigators in Boston alleged.

• Ahmad Abousamra, the son of a former vice president of the Muslim American Society Boston Abdul-Badi Abousamra, was identified by the FBI as Mehanna’s co-conspirator. He fled to Syria and is wanted by the FBI on charges of providing support to terrorists and conspiracy to kill Americans in a foreign country.

• Jamal Badawi of Canada, a former trustee of the Islamic Society of Boston Trust, which owns both mosques, was named as a non-indicted co-conspirator in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation terrorism trial in Texas over the funneling of money to Hamas, which is the Palestinian wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.

What both mosques have in common is an affiliation with the Muslim American Society, an organization founded in 1993 that describes itself as an American Islamic revival movement. It has also been described by federal prosecutors in court as the “overt arm” of the Muslim Brotherhood, which calls for Islamic law and is the parent organization of Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist group.

Critics say the Muslim American Society promotes a fraught relationship with the United States, expressed in part by the pattern discussed by Americans for Progress and Tolerance in which adherents are made to feel cut off from their home country and to identify with a global Islamist political community rather than with America.

Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, said the radical teachings often follow a theme of recitation of grievances that Islam has with the West, advocacy against U.S. foreign policy and terrorism prosecutions, and efforts “to evangelize Islam in order to improve Western society that is secularized,” he says.

Jasser, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and author of the 2012 book A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot Fights to Save His Faith, says the teachings make some followers feel “like their national identity is completely absent and hollow, and that vacuum can be filled by (radical) Islamic ideology, which is supremacist and looks upon the West as evil.”

The Cambridge mosque was founded in 1982 by students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard and several other Boston-area schools, according to a profile by the Pluralism Project at Harvard University. Its members founded the sister mosque in Boston in 2009.

The leadership of the two mosques is intertwined, and the ideology they teach is the same, Jacobs said. Ilya Feoktistov, director of research at Americans for Peace and Tolerance, said much of the money to create the Boston mosque came not from local Muslims but from foreign sources.

More than half of the $15.5 million used to found the Boston mosque came from Saudi sources, Feoktistov said, who cites financial documents that Jacobs’ group obtained when the mosque sued it for defamation. The lawsuit was later dropped.

Vali said that the vast majority of total donors were in the United States and that “no donations were accepted if the donor wanted to have any decision-making influence (even if benign).”

Vali characterized Americans for Peace and Tolerance and its founder, Jacobs, as anti-Muslim activists who spread “lies and half-truths in order to attack and marginalize much of the local Muslim community and many of its institutions.”

“It’s the new McCarthyism in full swing,” he said.

Sheik Basyouny Nehela, the imam of the Cambridge mosque, which is located across the Charles River from Boston, is on the board of directors for the Muslim American Society of Boston, which runs the Boston mosque. The Tsarnaevs attended the Cambridge mosque.

A statement issued by the Cambridge mosque said the Tsarnaev brothers were “occasional visitors.” The mosque’s office manager, Nichole Mossalam, said neither brother expressed radical views. “They never exhibited any violent sentiments or behaviors. Otherwise, they would have been reported,” Mossalam said.

The Cambridge mosque said Tsarnaev, 26, who died Thursday night in a shootout with police, “disagreed with the moderate American-Islamic theology” of the mosque. Tsarnaev challenged an imam who said in his sermon that it was appropriate to celebrate U.S. national holidays and was told to stop such outbursts, the mosque said in a statement.

Talal Eid, a Muslim chaplain at Brandeis University, said focusing on individual radicals that prayed in a building is unfair.

“In 2011, the two brothers were right under the nose of the FBI and they didn’t find anything,” Eid said, who never met the Tsarnaevs. “How do you want me as an imam to know enough to tell them they are not welcome here? How can I figure out those people have that kind of criminal intent?”

The Muslim American Society says on its website that it is independent of the Muslim Brotherhood. However, early Brotherhood literature is considered “the foundational texts for the intellectual component for Islamic work in America,” the website states.

Jacobs says claims of moderate Islam do not square with the mosque’s classic jihadi texts in its library and its hosting of radical speakers.

Jacobs said Ahmed Mansour, his co-director at Americans for Peace and Tolerance, found writings by Syed Qutb, the former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and other jihadi texts at the Cambridge mosque’s library when Mansour went there in 2003. Qutb pioneered the radical violent ideology espoused by al-Qaeda.

Yusuf al Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader who espouses radical views in videos collected by Jacobs’ group, was listed as a trustee on the Cambridge mosque’s IRS filings until 2000, and on the mosque’s website until 2003, when he addressed congregants via recorded video message to raise money for the Boston mosque, according to a screenshot of the announcement that Feoktistov provided.

Vali said Qaradawi was listed as an honorary trustee years ago only because his scholarship and high esteem in Muslim circles would help with fundraising.

Yasir Qadhi, who lectured at the Boston mosque in April 2009, has advocated replacing U.S. democracy with Islamic rule and called Christians “filthy” polytheists whose “life and prosperity … holds no value in the state of Jihad,” according to a video obtained by Jacobs’ group.

Vali said Qadhi was a guest of a non-profit organization that was renting space at the Boston mosque and has changed his views since that video was made.

Jacobs and others say it is not only renters who express sympathetic views for terrorists. Leaders of the Boston and Cambridge mosques, and invited guests, have advocated on behalf of convicted terrorists, urging followers to seek their release or lenient sentences.

Imam Abdullah Faaruuq, sometimes a spokesman for the Boston mosque, used Siddiqui’s case to speak against the USA Patriot Act, the anti-terrorism law passed under the George W. Bush administration. “After they’re done with (Siddiqui), they are going to come to your door if they feel like it,” he said, according to a video obtained by Americans for Peace and Tolerance.

Anwar Kazmi, a member of the Cambridge mosque’s board of trustees, called for leniency for Mehanna and Siddiqui at a Boston rally in February 2012, in a video posted to YouTube. He characterized Siddiqui’s 86-year sentence as excessive.

In an interview with USA TODAY, Kazmi insisted that the Cambridge mosque is moderate and condemns the marathon bombings. On Monday, the mosque e-mailed members to caution them that the FBI may question them and that they may want to seek representation.

“This kind of violence, terrorism, it’s just completely contrary to the spirit of Islam,” Kasmi said. “The words in the Quran say if anybody kills even a single human being without just cause, it’s as if you’ve killed all of humanity.”

While we are busy weaving Islamic threads, could it be that the “person of interest” – guarded by Obama Inc. like the hope diamond and distanced from any association with the bombers – is indeed who some investigators believe he is? Mind you, his linkage to the bombers is deeply solid – https://adinakutnicki.com/2013/04/17/when-is-a-person-of-interest-no-longer-one-the-wahhabi-roots-linking-jihad-in-boston-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/ … and Glenn Beck put the Feds feet to the fire to ‘fess up – https://adinakutnicki.com/2013/04/22/the-chechen-connection-its-saudi-intersection-hezbollah-shadows-double-agents-will-the-feds-come-clean-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/. What say you, dear readers?

‘Latest Theory: Saudi ‘Person Of Interest’ Is Osama Bin Laden’s Son…’

(Before It’s News) – Hamza is the son of Khairiah Sabar of Saudi Arabia, one of Bin Laden’s three wives who were living in the Abbottabad compound.[11] Interrogation of the surviving wives of Osama Bin Laden by Pakistani intelligence after the raid on the Abbottabad revealed Hamza was the only person missing. He was not among those killed or injured. The raid conducted by the SEAL team was thorough: infrared technology, as well as ground troops, remained confident nobody inside the compound had escaped. There were no hidden exit tunnels from the compound.[12][13]

In a letter confiscated in the raid, written by bin Laden and addressed to his “Chief of Staff” Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, bin Laden mentions his desire that Hamza would be educated in Qatar as a religious scholar so that he could “refute the wrong and the suspicions raised around Jihad.”[14] The same letter revealed that Hamza did not escape the raid because he was not even present in Abbottabad.[15][16] Letters from the compound also confirmed that Osama was grooming Hamza to be his heir apparent following the death of Hamza’s older brother Saad in a 2009 US drone strike.[17][18]

The congressional source told TheBlaze it was unclear as to why representatives from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would be unaware of this information. Earlier on Thursday, an official with ICE said it was “categorically false” that Alharbi had ever been considered for deportation.

The congressional source, however, said the information sent to Congress showed that a file was created on “Abdul Rahman Ali Al Harby” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday by an official with the National Targeting Center, a counterterrorism sub-agency of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security. The file stated that the individual is “linked to the Boston bombing” and was to be processed for revocation of his visa based on national security grounds, the congressional source revealed. Continue reading via Before It’s News…

IF justice for the dead and gravely wounded is to be served, and if America has any chance of beating back the Islamic onslaught, don’t depend on the thugs-in-suits ruling Washington to man/woman up. It would be like whistling past graveyards – and not the jihadist’s!

The (Leftist)Ties That Bind Al Gore To Al Jazeera &…Its (Islamist) Coverage Of The Muslim Brotherhood Mafia…Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

Whenever a leftist is in the mix, rest assured, an Islamic twin devil is not far behind. Vice versa. The twain ALWAYS intersect…a meeting of the (totalitarian) minds.

Though leftists herald their penchant for liberalism – eschewing any nexus to totalitarian ethos – their associations prove otherwise. Clear as a bell.

With typical hubris, their game plan generally involves tarring Constitutional conservatives as repressive and regressive, expecting to taint their patriotism as “racist”, as the anti-thesis to democratic values. The (fascist) pot calling the (liberty seeking) kettle black. It ain’t gonna fly. Laid bare, fully exposed herein – adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/06/the-morphing-of-socialism-nazism-one-the-same-their-hatred-of-judeo-christian-ethics-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

So, leave it to Al Gore, a die-hard leftist/progressive to rip off the mask, albeit unintentionally. His lock-step devotion (being financially “in bed”) with the most retrograde forces on this planet – Islamists – strips him of any claim to liberal values. It is proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Al-Jazeera is owned, lock, stock and (oil) barrel, by the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia. The same Brotherhood Mafia whose goals of submission  – adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/25/the-muslim-mafia-aka-the-brotherhood-their-overarching-plan-what-it-means-for-americas-future-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/ … are not only for America, but for the entire world. Really. Thus, making the sale of his heretofore owned Current TV, to Brotherhood owned Al Jazeera, a (leftist) red light…(Islamist) green light…one…plus one…equals two smackeroos to western interests.

Moreover, wooden-faced Gore hasn’t a liberal leg to stand on, as those in the know understand precisely how Al Jazeera (mis)handled the Islamist brouhaha, revolving around a most dangerous Muslim Brotherhood/Sisterhood operative, Huma Abedin.

Need proofs? Fine. Pleased to oblige. But they are not exhaustive.

As a teen, Humala ensconced herself at the primary “schooling” of Muslim Brotherhood/Sisterhood operatives, its Muslim Student Association (MSA) – adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/15/the-muslim-student-association-msa-islamic-student-arm-of-muslim-brotherhoodmuslim-mafia-huma-abedin-board-member-too-what-does-this-meancommentary-by-adina-kutnicki/ …implanted at EVERY U.S. campus, and beyond its shores. The result of multicultural psychotics and greedy campus administrators, bought off by Arab/Muslim oil.

But none of the above would be possible without the ties that bind the reds to the greens – adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/14/the-redgreen-alliance-the-ties-that-bind-hillary-clinton-huma-abedin-compromise-us-national-security-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki-36/… allowing the dangers to flourish, deep under the public radar.

Yet leave it to the ever “elder statesman”, Senator McCain, to dig himself into a hole –  adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/20/senator-john-mccain-digs-himself-into-a-hole-via-his-indefensibleinexplicable-support-of-huma-abedin-hillary-clintons-deeply-connected-muslim-brotherhood-sister-commentary-by-adina-kutnick-132-2/ …. one which endangers the nation he professes to adore. 

Alas, Huma Abedin’s familial roots render those who attempt to protect her as transparent liars –  adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/28/update-huma-abedins-familial-muslim-brotherhoodsisterhood-tree-gains-another-root-addendum-to-huma-abedin-deputy-cos-to-hillary-clinton-inextricably-tied-to-muslim-brotherhoodsisterhood/ …including those on the Repub side, as well as hard core leftists/progressives like Gore.

‘How did Al Jazeera cover the Huma Abedin controversy?’

by  on JANUARY 13, 2013 

As the controversy over the sale of Al Gore’s Current TV to Al Jazeera continues, one of the things being argued by apologists for the deal is that Al Jazeera English is not like its Arabic counterpart. Al Jazeera English, we’re told, is a legitimate news operation that plays it straight and actually covers international news better than western media outlets. We’re expected to believe this despite both operations being run by the government of Qatar. We’re also expected to find it insignificant that Al Jazeera Arabic prominently features the Islamic propaganda of the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader – Yusuf Al-Qaradawi.

Both the Arabic and English Al Jazeera networks operate from Doha, Qatar and the government there calls the shots.

If Al Jazeera English is a legitimate, unbiased news network, then what better way to test their bonafides when it comes to objective journalism than to look at how it covered the Huma Abedin scandal?

A quick search of the network’s search engine reveals that there are six – count ‘em, six – stories that include so much as a mention of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff:

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That there are so few stories about the Huma Abedin controversy is telling, especially when one considers the relationship between her family and the Muslim Brotherhood led by the guy (Qaradawi) who’s got his own show on Al Jazeera Arabic. In fact, there is not one straight news story on Al Jazeera English about the claims made by five U.S. Congressmen last summer, despite it being a very newsworthy subject from a straight news perspective.

The very first article that appears, Islamophobia and the Republican Party, is an op-ed ‘hit piece’ on Rep. Michele Bachmann and the four co-signers of the letters. It’s worth noting that the author is not Muslim; his name is Robert Grenier, former CIA station chief who heads a financial consultancy firm who identifies himself as a Republican.

Grenier wrote:

Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate in the 2008 election, rose on the floor of the Senate to defend Huma Abedin, a Muslim-American woman and deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, from attack by members of his own party. Abedin had been cited in a letter to the Deputy Inspector General of the State Department signed by five Republican congressmen, including Michele Bachmann, a former candidate for this year’s Republican presidential nomination with a large following in the party. That letter darkly cited “…information [which] has recently come to light that raises serious questions about Department of State policies and actions that appear to be a result of influence operations conducted by … the Muslim Brotherhood”. Exhibit A in this apparent conspiracy to subvert US policy? Why, Abedin, whose late father, mother and brother, it is alleged, all have been “connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organisations”.

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Yes, this is an op-ed but there is no opposing op-ed to be found at Al-Jazeera English. Perhaps that’s because, as Daniel Pearl’s father claims, Al Jazeera is a mouthpiece for the Muslim Brotherhood. Like practically all of Abedin’s defenders, Grenier ignored the facts while smearing the charge. We have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Huma Abedin’s ties to the Brotherhood are irrefutable. That Grenier would overlook the evidence while writing a puff piece on Abedin for Al Jazeera should raise questions about his intellectual honesty but the point of this post is to demonstrate Al Jazeera’s blatant bias on the Huma Abedin controversy.

The second of the six stories that at least mentioned Abedin was a glowing feature piece on America’s first Muslim congressman, Keith Ellison. In it, there is only a brief mention of Abedin and it was made by Ellison in his reference of Senator John McCain’s defense of the Clinton aid.

In the third article, US Muslim vote: ‘Mild’ enthusiasm for Obama, written shortly before the last U.S. presidential election, there was a brief mention of Bachmann’s letter:

And Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann claimed there are stealth efforts to impose sharia law on the US. In July – after she dropped out of the primary – she accused Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, of ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The the next two articles – US congressman admits online affairs, andAnthony Weiner quits US Congress, only mention Abedin in passing, while reporting on the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal from 2011.

The final story appears to be a transcript from a program known as The Cafe,during which, panelists debated the issue of America’s demise. The only mention of Abedin comes from a Muslim American named Wajahat Ali who said the following:

Now we’re talking about the deliberate exploitation of fear, I mean specifically, recently we saw Michelle Bachmann and her cohorts for elected officials, just casually say, oh yeah, without any evidence or facts, ‘cause facts are not her strong suit, that the government of the United States of America has been infiltrated by radical Islam and specifically she mentioned Huma Abedin, who is an aide of secretary Clinton, respected across both aisles and it’s lead to death threats against her. I wish more leaders, especially from both sides, but especially again, I know it’s not most republicans but the republican party has been infiltrated by this radical right Islamophobia…

In a 2011 report by David Horowitz and Robert Spencer, Wajahat Ali was identified as having participated in a Center for American Progress sponsored panel discussion entitled, “Challenging Islamophobia”. Also on the panel was Haris Tarin, the executive director for the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) in Washington, D.C.

Incidentally, Tarin is also a defender of Huma Abedin.

Ali was further identified by Spencer and Horowitz as someone who has complained about the “persecution” of John Walker Lindh, the American Taliban.

In summation, Al Jazeera English has published six articles that include mention of Huma Abedin. Three of those articles – to include an op-ed with no opposing view – were very supportive of Abedin; the other three included innocuous mentions of her in stories about her husband.

Aside from six stories being a very anemic total on such a subject with such relevance to the Arab world, the content indicates that Al Jazeera is not the objective news source it pretends to be.”

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In any court of public opinion, let alone court of law, the linkage between Gore’s leftism and Islamic penetration/infiltration is a sealed deal. Yet his political leanings do not obviate his obvious greed; a hypocritical, fatal flaw of many leftists, as they thrust socialist permutations upon the masses, yet enrich, engorge themselves from capitalist underpinnings.

Worse than whores. 

UPDATE: 

Congressman Murphy
Seeks Probe of Al Jazeera

By Cliff Kincaid – February 27, 2013

Rep. Tim Murphy, who holds a senior position on the House Energy and Commerce Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, has called on the Obama Administration to explain whether Al Jazeera’s purchase of Current TV from former Democratic Vice President Al Gore was given any federal review and scrutiny.

But Al Jazeera is working furiously to stop the mounting congressional interest and now has three lobbying firms working to stop any hearings or investigations into the deal.

Once known as the voice of Osama bin Laden, Al Jazeera is the mouthpiece of the Muslim Brotherhood and its various terrorist affiliates. Qatar, which owns Al Jazeera, supports foreign Jihadists, including Hamas, a terrorist organization dedicated to Israel’s destruction.

Rep. Murphy told Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Julius Genachowski in a letter that “foreign ownership of media outlets” in the U.S. should be reviewed by the FCC and he questions what, if anything, the FCC did in regard to the Al Jazeera transaction. He says “the rules governing foreign ownership of U.S. news networks” would seem to apply in this case.

Murphy notes that the deal “would increase Al Jazeera’s broadcast footprint ninefold, beaming the channel into 40 million American homes.”

news release quotes Murphy as saying, “There are legitimate concerns about the sale of an American news channel to a media corporation owned by a foreign government. And under this Administration, the FCC has been especially sensitive to consolidation efforts by television networks and other outlets, which has prompted me to make this inquiry.”

“The Federal Communications Commission has in the past moved assertively to define its role in media-consolidation efforts,” notes the Murphy letter. For example, he says, “in the case of the Comcast-NBC Universal merger, the FCC conducted an aggressive legal review of the matter resulting in a settlement of $800,000 to the U.S. Treasury by Comcast, according to records made public by your Enforcement Bureau.”

Murphy continued, “I would expect that foreign ownership of media outlets in this country falls under a similar category of scrutiny and interest. Concerns over the deal have already been raised by carriers such as Time Warner, and the cable company has announced that it will drop the newly proposed ‘Al Jazeera America’ channel from its packages.”

But in addition to hiring the K Street lobbying firm of DLA Piper to lobby on its behalf, the channel has hired Global Policy Initiatives and TCK International to represent it on Capitol Hill, according to a report from the Center for Public Integrity.

On January 4, AIM released a statement calling the transaction “an unacceptable danger to American citizens by further adding to the potential for home-grown Jihadists inspired by Al Jazeera’s inflammatory programming.”

In addition to Al Jazeera’s collaboration with terrorist groups, AIM said the hearings should examine:

  • The fact that 30 public television stations around the U.S. are already airing Al Jazeera in violation of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules.
  • Al Jazeera is not complying with the Foreign Agent Registration Act and labeling its broadcasts as foreign propaganda paid for by the pro-jihadist government of Qatar.

Michael Thompson of WorldNetDaily recently reported on our efforts, while conservative talk radio host Michael Savage has denounced the deal and urged congressional hearings into the transaction.

AIM previously reported on Al Jazeera’s hiring of the K street lobbying firm, DLA Piper, to stop any plans by Congress to investigate the sale. DLA Piper was hired by Qatar and even has an office in the Arab state, where it works on such matters as “Sharia finance” and tapping into Arab oil wealth.

As part of this expanding effort, Al Jazeera has hired two Republican lobbyists, Tom Korologos and George Salem, to lobby on its behalf, according to a reportfrom Jacob Fenton of the Sunlight Foundation.

Korologos is identified as a “heavyweight Republican lobbyist” whose ties to Capitol Hill “are so legendary he has been dubbed the 101st senator,” while Salem is identified as co-founder of the Arab American Institute who worked on various Republicans campaigns and has donated $166,000 since the 1990 election, almost all of it to Republican candidates.

The apparent purpose of hiring Republicans is to prevent Republicans in Congress from investigating the Al Jazeera deal with prominent Democrats.

Gore and two other prominent Democrats, Joel Hyatt and Richard C. Blum, husband of Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, are making money from the deal, valued at $500 million, from the oil-rich Middle Eastern dictatorship of Qatar.

Jacob Fenton reports the deal “has drawn plenty of suspicion from conservative Republicans” and that the lobbying activity is an indication that “the TV network is taking some big steps to smooth over those differences.”

The Sunlight Foundation notes that DLA Piper has hosted at least 20 fundraisers for members of Congress at its Washington, D.C. offices over the past few years. Those fundraisers were for many prominent Republicans.

However, the Tim Murphy letter demonstrates that some Republicans are resisting the pressure and taking their oversight responsibilities seriously.

On the other hand, Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has failed to announce hearings into the transaction.

  •   Call Rep. Murphy at (202) 225-2301 and thank him for probing the Al Jazeera deal.

Read more: Congressman Murphy Seeks Probe of Al Jazeera http://www.usasurvival.org/ck02.27.13.html#ixzz2MAiNZcRX

Fingers crossed…