Wednesday, May 30, 2012

5-30-12 National Security Updates

'Flaming' Attack on Iran

An extremely advanced cyber attack, dubbed "The Flame," has been detected in seven Middle Eastern countries. To no one's surprise, Iran is, by far, the Number One target of the intelligence-gathering malware. The CEO of Kaspersky Lab says Flame is 20 times as complex as the Stuxnet malware that did serious damage to Iran's nuclear program, making it the most sophisticated cyber attack on record. [more...]

Secular vs. Brotherhood in Egyptian President Run-Off

The votes have been counted and the results, though not yet official, are in: The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi came from behind to win Egypt's presidential election and he will face former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq on June 16-17. [more...]

N.J. Gov. Christie Courting Islamist Cleric

After New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa cleared the NYPD of misconduct in its intelligence-gathering efforts in N.J., he met with some Muslim leaders to discuss his findings. The full list of attendees hasn't been publicized but there is one name that is known: Imam Mohammad Qatanani of the Islamic Center of Passaic County. N.J. Governor Chris Christie has been feeling heat from anti-Islamist activists ever since the Investigative Project on Terrorism published a startling report about his relationship with Imam Qatanani, who the Department of Homeland Security wants deported. [more...]

Monday, May 21, 2012

5-21-12 National Security Updates

Iran Boasts of End to U.S.-Israeli Alliance

An Iranian newspaper tied to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei recently boasted that the U.S. has “rejected” Israel over the past three months. This belief could have disastrous consequences. The author writes that the only “obstacle” remaining is the Saudi Royal Family and once it falls, Israel can be destroyed. [more...]

Iran’s Grand Strategy

The Iranian regime believes what it says and can achieve its stated objectives. That's the blunt truth that few can accept. To determine Iran's strategy, we must determine its goals and ideology. President Ahmadinejad consistently states that he acts in order to "hasten the arrival" of the Mahdi, also called the Hidden Imam, who is to appear during the End Times to bring victory over the enemies of Islam. Since at least July 2010, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has been telling his inner circle that he has met the Mahdi, who promised him an imminent return. [more...]

What an Islamic Icon is Teaching American Youth

Imam Zaid Shakir’s Web site,, says he is “amongst the most respected and influential Islamic scholars in the West.” Shakir is a co-founder of Zaytuna College, America’s first Islamic college. He is a sought-after speaker, often appearing at events put together by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Islamic Society of North America and the Muslim Students Association. He even was invited to President Obama’s National Prayer Service in 2009. Yet, what he is using his influence to preach is disturbing. He has a long history of extremism. [more...]

Secular Candidates Take Lead in Egyptian Presidential Race

Egyptians will go into voting booths May 23-24 to choose their next president, a critical moment in the struggle between secularists and Islamists for the future of Egypt. If no single candidate gets a majority of the vote, as will probably be the case, the top two vote-getters will compete in a final contest on June 16-17. The latest polls show secular candidates taking the lead ahead of the election. [more...]

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Holy Islamville: Paramilitary Training in America's Backyard

A radical Pakistani cleric named Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani and his followers testify to the holiness of a shrine where miracles allegedly prove his supernatural powers. The shrine isn't in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia or anywhere in the Islamic world. It's in York County, South Carolina inside a commune about 36 acres large called "Holy Islamville," located on a street named Islamville Way. South Carolina officials need to understand what Islamville really is. [more...]