Today’s Special:Contaminated Bat Soup and Stale CCP Disinformation Salad

From WIV with love

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the west, some mainstream media outlets have gone out of their way to painstakingly promote a number of specific Covid-19 origin theories. Two of the leading themes have been the ‘contaminated bat soup’ and the ‘wet markets’ narratives.

In writing When Tedros Moves His Lips, Beijing Speaks, I deployed several AI agents that have been monitoring SM and MSM Covid-19 related internet traffic. The agents regularly report whenever certain imagery, phrases, or topics appear on the internet. Over the past 2 weeks the system has picked up patterns of reuse of verbiage related to the origin of the virus. For some reason, older narratives get constantly re-inserted into the news feeds and political speeches.

Three such illustrative examples are:

  1. That the consumption of contaminated bat soup was the origin of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan
  2. That the Chinese were selling and even now continue to sell bats at various ‘Wet markets
  3. That there is no correlation between the Covid-19 virus and the virus specimens that were isolated from bats in 2014 and worked on in the WIV lab

It is interesting to note that all three of these topics are an integral part of the Chinese government’s propaganda that the Covid-19 virus originated in the wild where it accidently jumped from infected bats to some intermediary host or directly to humans.

Sun Newspaper Coronavirus Spread-v2
Image 1: An infographic from a Sun article titled “MISSING LINK Coronavirus outbreak could be linked to bat soup say scientists” by Gemma Mullin, Digital Health Reporter published 1/24/2020 and updated on 2/5/2020

NYT and the Wuhan Wet Market Story
Image 2
: 2/29/2020, The New York Times and CBS promoting the narrative that Covid-19 originated from the Wuhan Wet markets

Based on a large body of imagery and source linkage analysis, these three claims can be shown to be decidedly false, most likely originally produced as a part of an organized disinformation campaign. So, why are MSM outlets like the Sun, DailyMail and the Daily Caller continuing to regurgitate and publish articles supporting this messaging? One possible explanation could be just laziness and poor investigative skills; another could be that it provides a comforting alternative to the strong possibility that the Covid-19 outbreak originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology laboratory. The latter option would certainly be in-line with undisclosed MSM commercial interests of some sort and the old maxim that one can excuse incompetence but not so dishonesty and negligence. Another convenient bi-product of promoting the force majeure origin narrative is that it would allow China to mount an effective legal defense against the flood of lawsuit heading their way.

The composite in Image 2 illustrates the false basis for the ongoing MSM ‘contaminated bat soup’ and ‘wet market’ origin claims.

Bats for sale
Image 3: Examples of ongoing false media claims and disinformation about bats being sold in ‘Wet Markets’ and eaten in China

The composite in Image 3 traces one of the early mimic sources for the ‘contaminated bat soup’ to one of several foreign intelligence influence operations, an account named “Restitutor Orientis”, a French language Twitter alias affiliated with Turkish intelligence.

Turkish COVID-19 Propaganda
Image 4: Sampling of the Covid-19 related influence operations by the Twitter account “Restitutor Orientis”

References and Sourcing
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification

Copyright 2020 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

Need a Nazi for a Project, but Can’t Find One? Here’s How to Make One Up

the truth is the enemy

It can happen to anyone. You urgently need a Nazi to support some progressive narrative but alas, there are none to be found? No worries! With our award winning program you will no longer be inconvenienced by the volatile market inventory of authentic Nazis. Instead, you can continue to play the imaginary anti-fascist warrior and collect all the medals that you deserve. Here is our proven process to get you there:

  1. Get a large Nazi flag online
  2. Add Trump’s and Pence’s names to your flag
  3. Stand with your flag in front of some Trump supporters and have a colleague take a picture
  4. Wear a baseball cap and sunglass to avoid being identified through face recognition
  5. Upload the image to social media with a caption like: “I just came back from a walk in the park and you won’t believe what I saw—a Nazi Trump Supporter!!
  6. Sit back and enjoy the synthetic outrage

Fake Nazis
Image 1: Getting into position

Case in point for the effectiveness of this media stunt program is the Twitter account “Thunder Walks About”. On March 2, 2020, the account posted Image 1 showing a man holding a flag bearing a swastika and the names “Trump” and “Pence”. The accompanying read:

“Today I witnessed a bunch of trump supporters crashing a peaceful rally I was attending with my family. They were profane, disrespectful & crowded behind a nazi flag. Not one trumpster confronted him on his racism. They all stood behind him of course, showing their true selves”. 

On April 15, 2020, in a rally named Operation Gridlock, hundreds of Michiganders turned up in the state’s capital for a protest against the stay-at-home orders implemented by the governor. One of the viral but false images posted on-line about this event reused Image 1 claiming that it was taken during the Michigan rally.

Running video and linkage analysis on the “Thunder Walks About” account and Image 1 shows that it is affiliated with the Bernie 2020 PR team. The account is a collective that is used by several individuals who regularly repurpose on-line imagery and generate a large amount of progressive content and distribute it via SM platforms. Facebook and Twitter promote these materials, despite the fact that they are aware that the content has been manipulated and/or fake.

The Nazi Flag Event, The Where, Who, What, When, and Why?
The identification of Image 1 as taken on April 15, its location in Michigan, and the person holding the flag being a Nazi are all incorrect. The actual event in the image took place on March 2, 2020 and was a Bernie 2020 musical event. The location was Ann Morrison park in Boise, Idaho. The man holding the flag is a member of Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign team. The purpose of this photo stunt was to deliberately pose in front of some Trump supporters in order to create a fake incident. As can be clearly seen in the Image 2, this individual—when not posing as a Nazi—was busy holding a Bernie 2020 sign and was also wearing an official Antifa-Bernie t-shirt.

One final note about false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves: the “Thunder Walks About” account uses a profile image that was stolen from one Aimée Goold, an ICU Nurse who works in the Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital, in East Retford, Nottinghamshire UK. I guess the rationale for this must have been that if you are in for a penny, you are in for a pound. If you are already counterfeiting Nazis, then why not also commit some identity theft and repurpose the image of an exhausted nurse for some extra sympathy.

Nazis Everywhere
Image 2: The Nazi protester linkage, related content sampling from “Thunder Walks About” account, and a sampling of Barbara Hermel Bach’s publications, one of the leading producers and distributers of these materials

The Thunder Walks About propaganda mill
Image 3: Sampling of some of the content produced by the “Thunder Walks About” propaganda mill. Close to 40% of the materials have racist/Nazi references

*** Update 04/20/2020 ***
Several media outlets continue to provide life support for the misidentification of the man holding the Nazi flag and the reason for its use at the March 2 Bernie Sanders rally in Boise, Idaho. In one article titled Don’t Get Fooled by Fake Photos of Coronavirus Lockdown Protests, Elizabeth Nolan Brown wrote:

The man holding the swastika flag also showed up at a rally in Arizona, where he was kicked out, shouted anti-Semitic slurs at people, and was subsequently reported on by Buzzfeed. He was identified as Robert Sterkeson, who describes himself as a “stunt activist” and the Anti-Defamation League describes as a white supremacist.

It does not seem that the man’s flag was meant to be a critical commentary on the Trump administration, as some have suggested, nor a false-flag operation to make Trump supporters look bad.”

Both of these claims are incorrect. The individual depicted in the photo is not Robert Sterkeson and the reason for him posing with the flag was to purposely create a false association between the Trump supporters and Nazis.

*** Update 04/22/2020 ***
Another illustration of an on-demand generation of progressive news content and the near real-time distribution of these materials. The person in the image wearing the blue medial scrubs is not a medical professional. He is a member of a coordinated stunt photography team. The team of three arrived to the photo-shoot together and departed together afterwards.

Barbara Hermel Bach and Thunder Walks About
Image 4
: Example of staged content generated the “Thunder Walks About”.

References and Sourcing
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification

Copyright 2020 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

When Tedros Moves His Lips, Beijing Speaks

Tedros Adhanom WHO Speaks

On February 15, 2020, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, addressed the Munich Security Conference. At that time, there were only about 60K cases of Covid-19 in China and about 500 in the rest of the world. Tedros was more concerned with misinformation than with containment. In his address, he said:

“We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic. Fake news spreads faster and more easily than this virus, and is just as dangerous.” And if we don’t tackle this, he went on, “we are headed down a dark path that leads nowhere but division and disharmony.”

Even if Tedros was just moving his lips while the ministry of propaganda back in Beijing was doing the actual talking, truer words about the “dark path” have never been spoken. The whole Covid-19 affair with its denial of lab experiments, the fictitious Wet markets origin theory, inflated high mortality rates (currently claimed by the WHO to be 3.9% when in actuality it’s less than 0.4%), artificial shortage to PPE (it exists, it’s just being diverted away from the US by the Chinese), and incendiary MSM coverage, is an information/economical warfare campaign and China is using the WHO, our politicians, and various media outlets for its payload delivery.

A Profile of a Chinese Enabler
Tedros was voted WHO director-general in 2017, replacing another incompetent Chinese medical prodigy, Dr. Margaret Chan. Tedros is the first WHO director-general without a medical degree. He also has the worst job qualifications in the written history of employment.

Tedros got his bachelors degree in biology from the University of Asmara in Eritrea. After his graduation, he served in a junior position at the Ministry of Health under the Marxist dictatorship of Mengistu. After the fall of Mengistu in 1991, he showed up in the UK and got a masters degree in Immunology of Infectious Diseases from the University of London. In 2000, he got a PhD in Community Health from the University of Nottingham. His dissertation was titled: “The effects of dams on malaria transmission in Tigray Region, northern Ethiopia.” From the writing style analysis of the treatise, it is unlikely that he wrote his own dissertation.

Just like another underhanded British sponsored PhD, Joseph Mifsud, Tedros’s subsidized academic pedigree also hints of political grooming. This plan apparently derailed when Tedros chose to become a Chinese client instead of continuing to pay homage to his old (and cash-strapped) patrons at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

From 2005-2012, under Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Tedros was the Minister of Health. During his tenure, he covered-up one of the worst outbreaks of cholera in Ethiopian history. Between 2012-2016, he was the Ethiopian foreign minister and was involved in the violent suppression and starvation of the rival Amhara clan. A little known biographical detail about Tedros is that he was the 3rd ranking member of the politburo of the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) Terrorist Organization.

Tedros Adhanom
Image 1: Tedros, his FPLF linkage, and his full-time job as China’s propaganda mouthpiece

Tedros’s rapid rise to the top of the directorship of the WHO began after his collaboration with Bill Gates and the Clinton Foundation. Running some analytics on Tedros’s activity between 1991-2018 shows conduct riddled with fraud, corruption, the worst forms of human rights abuses, and scandals.

I Would Like toThank the Bills for this gig
Image 2
: Tedros with his power base, the Bills

Tedros  lying about the 2016 Ethiopian Army Troops Firing at Peaceful Demonstrators
Image 3
: Tedros lying about the Ethiopian police/army being unarmed and not firing and attacking the crowd at the Irreecha cultural festival in Bishoftu on October 2, 2016.  “Indeed, it is quite clear from the videos that there was no shooting and the police were unarmed.” 

Glaring character flaws and dishonesty aside, an interesting point of convergence between Tedros, China, and the Covid-19 pandemic is that Ethiopia received billions of dollars in Chinese aid over the past few years. Tedros has personally benefited from this aid in the form of several well-padded foreign bank accounts. In this context, it doesn’t take much effort to figure out why he advised Ethiopian Airlines to continue to fly daily from major Chinese cities. This is while 59 other air carriers from 44 different countries all grounded their flights to and from China. Ethiopian Airlines still insists that it will follow directives from the WHO and continue its daily China flights.

HRC Political Office vs. Donations
Image 4: HRC political office vs. donations to the Clinton Foundation. In 2016, Tedros brokered a $100 million donation to the Clinton foundation. Within a few months, he became the director-general of the WHO. In 2017, Bill Clinton described Tedros as “one of the ablest public servants I ever worked with.

In terms of the Chinese logistical involvement in making the epidemic a pandemic, it just happens that they financed and built the international airport in Addis Ababa. This airport is the ‘gateway’ for travel between China and Africa. It is also a major hub for European and US traffic. Ethiopia’s Bole airport sees, on average, 1500 passengers per day arriving from China. Just like in the case to the wide open Ethiopian route, the same type of heavy china outbound passenger traffic continued long after they knew that the epidemic in Wuhan reached critical infection levels.

Tedros Adhanom Thank You China
Image 5
: Thank you China for ‘bolstering the fight against COVID19’, giving the MHO 20 million dollars, and providing its African clients with endless supply of PPE.

Any discussion about the emerging Chinese infodemic narrative, their involvement in the Reaserch of a synthetic version of the Covid-19 virus, their latest US influence operations, and the WHO’s complacency in this pandemic should be viewed through these Tedros related statements:

  1. On using Google and SM to suppress counter WHO narrative
    “Given the misinformation about the novel coronavirus epidemic, WHO has communicated with some companies including Google to ensure that the public will get the authoritative information from the WHO.”
  2. On international travel restriction to and from China
    “Travel restrictions [to and from China] can have the effect of increasing fear and stigma, with little public health benefit.”
  3. On quarantine requirements for the sick
    “The lockdown of people is unprecedented in public health history, so it is certainly not a recommendation the WHO has made.”
  4. On the virus not being transmittable between people
    “Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China.”
  5. On spreading official Chinese government propaganda
    “The WHO highly appreciates the tremendous efforts China has made to contain the epidemic.”

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus China, China, China
Image 6
: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, ‘All good things come from China’

Where is the COVID-19 Messaging Coming From?
The majority of the aggressive narrative regarding the lethality of the Covid-19 pandemic and it’s apocalyptic nature is now coming from the WHO (they originally claimed no human transmission) and a related international network of activist, politicians, big-tech, and reporters. A large number of these ‘activists’ are US based MSM journalists. Running some SIGINT on the sources of the messaging shows clear signs of 3C activity, timing, and a publication strategy. Not surprisingly, the main stated objective in many of these communications is the political targeting of the Trump administration. It is also of note that some of these ‘activists’ include politicians, who have been discussing the need for the development of ‘scientific eye candy’ to help support the predictions of a zombie apocalypse.

If you still doubt that this is a coordinated campaign, here is a sampling of the massaging topics that the ‘Covid-19 network’ has generated over the past 10 weeks:

  • Trump has made America a failed state and a third world country
  • The ‘Jewish involvement’ in the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Stock market is collapsing and people will lose all their savings
  • Hospitals will be overwhelmed
  • The reason for PPE shortage in the US is the Trump administration
  • The Corona virus infects and kills both young and old at the same rate
  • Trump is doing nothing to stop the spread of the virus
  • Reference to the Chinese origin of virus is racist and xenophobic
  • The Chinese have done everything to combat the pandemic
  • Trump will declare martial law and eliminate the 2020 elections
  • Need to mobilize Web 2.0 platforms and SMEs to support the narrative
  • The source of Covid-19 are the Wuhan ‘Wet markets

The following is a sampling of three profiles of members of the ‘Covid-19 network’ of contributors from outlets like WaPo, NYT, and the foreign media.

Brian Klass WaPo Reporter and Agent Saboteur Extraordinaire
Brian Klass is an American originally from Minnesota who lives and works in the UK. He is governor Mark Dayton’s former driver. He received his BA from Carleton College, a masters degree in Politics Science from Oxford, and his PhD in Comparative Government from Oxford. He has worked with Soros affiliated organizations and has ties to the British IC. He is a fellow in the department of global politics at the London School of Economics, an assistant professor of global politics at University College London, and a reporter for The Washington Post.

Brian Klass About Me
Image 7: Brian Klass in his own words

Klass knows several of the key players in the Steele Dossier such as Luke Harding and Ellen Nakashima (the reporter behind the allegation that the Russians hacked/leaked the DNC emails). Klass is a frequent television commentator and democratic political consultant, a US campaign adviser, and political analyst of US and foreign policy in mainstream media outlets like CNN, MSNBC, and CBS. He is an author of several anti-Trump books including: “The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s Attack on Democracy”, the “The Despot’s Accomplice: How the West is Aiding and Abetting the Decline of Democracy”, and  the Co-Author of “How to Rig an Election”.  

Brian Klass and Friends
Image 8
: Brian Klass, sample of his linkage and political MSM activity

Ferris Jabr
Image 9: The profile of Ferris Jabr, the ‘authority’ referenced in the February 2020 edits of the Wikipedia entry about the mortality rates of the Spanish Flu (changing them from 10%-20% to 1%-3%), thus, promoting the narrative that Covid-19 is as deadly as the Spanish Flu

Colonel Coşkun Başbuğ
Image 10:
Coşkun Başbuğ, Retired Turkish intelligence Colonel specialist in psychological warfare in an interview on Turkish TV: “of course, Jews are behind this…”

*** Update 03/24/2020 ***
I’ve received several requests for a proof that MSM outlets have coordinated the above mentioned ‘massaging topics’ well in advance. For example, that they would predict false astronomical death rates. The following is a posting by Chris Hayes, a lead reporter with MSNBC that predicts a 50% mortality rate.

MSNBC's Chris Hayes 50 Percent Death Rate from COVID 19

*** Update 03/25/2020 ***
’CBS This Morning’ video footage substitution fake. Using imagery from an ER in a hospital in Bergamo Lombardy in Northern Italy and passing it as footage of an ER in a New York city hospital in order to enhance the fear messaging. CBS senior editorial instructions were to ‘strip the Sky News logo from the footage’ so as not to expose its foreign source. The Sky News piece itself is also full of false claims like that the Covid-19 mortality rate is 50%.

CBS Italy Hospital in New York City

*** Update 03/26/2020  ***
America is a failed state (another item in the above mentioned massaging topics). The following is a sample posting by Julia Ioffe, a GQ Magazine reporter who posted a piece titled “Who’s the shithole country now?”.

 America is a failed state

References and Sourcing
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification

The Effects of Dams on Malaria Transmission in Tigray Region, Northern Ethiopia, and Appropriate Control Measures – Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, University of Nottingham, 2000

Samples of massaging topics showing up in media coverage
Racist Attitudes Could Aid & Abet the Spread of the Pandemic: Laurie Garrett on Coronavirus
New Evidence of Trump’s Botched Response to Coronavirus: Democracy Now
Coronavirus cases could swamp South Dakota hospitals if projections hold: USA Today

COVID-19 related Chinese influence operations and key early events timeline
Youyou Wang – The profile of a Chinese propaganda officer working as a reporter in the US
Wuhan Virus Response – Internal Chinese Covid-19 communications and supporting artifacts
The Wuhan Virology Lab Linkage – The organizational and financial network
Reverse Engineered Remdesivir – Chinese Patent application for “RedoxivirI”, the reversed engineered Gilead’s drug “Remdesivir”. The patent claim shows that the Chinese authorities knew about the epidemic in December 2019 and were preparing for wide scale outbreak

Wikipedia edits showing an alignment of the Spanish Flu with the Covid-19 mortality rates:

Pre-February 22, 2020 Wikipedia Spanish flu article, the “Around the globe” section stats:

The global mortality rate from the 1918–1919 pandemic is not known, but an estimated 10% to 20% of those who were infected died (case-fatality ratio).”

Post-February 22, 2020 Wikipedia Spanish flu article, the “Around the globe” section stats:

“Estimates vary as to the total number who died. An estimate from 1991 says it killed 25–39 million people.[47] A 2005 estimate put the death toll at probably 50 million (less than 3% of the global population)…”

Copyright 2020 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

Washington’s Mystery Firearm

Washington's Firearm

Dear Smithsonian Magazine Editor,

Your October, 2019 edition of the Secrets of American History Smithsonian magazine contains an article by David Preston titled “New Evidence Young George Washington Started a War”. The cover image has an illustration by Tim O’Brien of a man resembling George Washington leaning with both hands on a firearm. The body of the article has an additional image by O’Brien showing what appears to be the same figure holding a smoking muzzle loader firearm. The firearms featured in these two illustrations suggest that Washington was carrying a musket, likely based on a circa 1742 Brown Bess Long Land pattern.

George Washington Smithsonian Magazine October 2019
Image 1: The Smithsonian magazine article illustrations of George Washington’s firearm and the likely 1742 Brown Bess model that the artwork is based on

The suggestion that Washington was carrying a musket during the French Indian war is unfounded and uncorroborated by any historical source and is almost certainly wrong. I would like to correct several misconceptions that the imagery and article imply. The evidence that I will present here is based on a combination of historical document review and the use of Artificial Intelligence based video and BigData analytics. The analytics were used to evaluated documents, analyze objects belonging to Washington, and examine a sizable collection of images of period firearms.

The Historical Records 
Based on historical records dating to 1755-1772, we can safely establish that Washington owned several long firearms. However, there is no evidence that he used a musket or a fusil. We know this from these sources:

  1. His diary details his purchase and use of more than one rifle
  2. His diary details his travels on the frontier with a rifle
  3. One of his letters indicates that he lent his rifle to another individual during the war and another correspondence suggests that he didn’t ever get it back
  4. His diary contains entries of his hunting excursions (most likely with a fowler)
  5. His diary details his use and ownership of a number of fowling pieces 
  6. Multiple letters indicate that Morgan’s rifleman were Washington’s pride and joy unit and attest to his affinity for military rifle use.

Firearms of the First President
Image 2: 1956 NRA The American Rifleman Magazine: a review of Washington’s historical firearm collection and the misidentification of the firearm in the Peale portrait as a musket (click image for larger view)

To emphasize the veracity of these historical records, we can reference the following events:

In July 19, 1754, after a failed expedition to oust the French from the areas of the Ohio river, Washington—the 22 year old commander of the American force—was forced to surrender at Fort Necessity. From the records of the weapons confiscated by the French, we know that there were “7 rifled guns” valued at £6 each.

Nearly two months after his surrender, on August 27, 1754 James Mackay, Washington’s comrade in arms wrote to him:

“I Shall take care that you Shall have your Rifle, but the man that has it hops that youl be So good as to gett him Some other Rifle for it, as you Was plasd to accquaint every person that whatever they Carried Should be their own and every person have payd for what ever they Returnd.”

From the context of the letter, it looks like Washington lent his rifle (not a musket or a fusil) to a soldier during the battle and was now trying to retrieve it.

In another example, Washington’s diary entry for March, 1770 shows that he was staying with his friend Robert Alexander. The two used to hunt together and on that occasion, he rode to “George Town” (a village eight miles upstream from Alexandria, Virginia) to pick up his rifle from the gunsmith John Yost for £6 and 10 shillings (about $1,500 in today’s currency). His preference for high quality firearm can be gauged from the fact that during the Revolution, Yost made rifles for American troops and invoiced them at £4 and 15 shillings each. So Washington paid almost a hundred percent premium for this custom-made rifle!

Three years later, on his 41st birthday, February 22, 1773, Washington’s dairy details his purchase of another rifle from Aaron Ashbrook for £4 and 15 shillings. Later that year, he had it repaired by Joshua Baker, a gun-maker in Frederick County, Virginia, who specialized in rifles.

According to the late Milton F. Perry the former curator of history at the West Point Museum, at the time of his death, Washington possessed around 19 pistols, three rifles, four muskets, and nine fowlers. The reason for owning these muskets could be explained through an August, 1748 advertisement published by Washington’s older brother Lawrence. In it, he referred to a runaway slave that stole “new soldier musket”. In similar fashion, it is possible that Washington’s muskets were part of the plantation armory and were used by his staff for general purpose security.

So, from documentary evidence, we have no reason to assume that Washington personally used long firearms other than hunting fowlers or rifles.

1740 Fowler
Image 3: A sample 75 ¾” long .65 caliber fowler circa 1750-1760 (George C. Neumann Collection Valley Forge National Historical Park)

Caliber and Powder Charge
One possible reason for Washington’s use of longer custom made firearms with smaller calibers (i.e. less than .75) could be attributed to the American emphasis on ball speed and distance. In Europe, hunting with guns was a luxury pastime reserved for the nobility. In America, on the frontier settlements, gun powder and lead were scarce and gun ownership and hunting skills were a question of survival. Children were introduced to firearms from an early age. Reverend Joseph Doddridge who grew up on the Virginia frontier wrote:

“A well grown boy, at the age of twelve or thirteen years, was furnished with a small rifle and shot pouch. He then became a fort soldier, and had his port hole assigned him. Hunting squirrels, turkeys and raccoon soon made him expert in the use or his gun…

Shooting at marks was a common diversion among the men, when their stock of ammunition would allow it; this, however, was far from being always the case. The present mode of shooting off hand was not then in practice. This mode was not considered as any trial of the value of a gun; nor, indeed, as much of a “test of the skill of a marksman. Their shooting was from a rest, and at as great distance as the length and weight of the barrel of the gun would throw a ball on a horizontal level.

Such was their regard to accuracy, in these sportive trials of their rifles, and of their own skill in the use of them, that they often put moss, or some other soft substance, on the log or stump from which they shot, for fear of having the bullet thrown from the mark, by the spring of the barrel. When the rifle was held to the side of a tree for a rest, it was pressed against it as lightly as possible,
for the same reason. Rifles of former times were different from those of modem date; few of them carried more than forty-live bullets to the pound. Bullets of less size were not thought sufficiently heavy for hunting or war.”

Another American innovation was the reduction of bullet caliber: the Brown Bess smoothbore army muskets averaged .75 of an inch. Many Pennsylvania long gun makers reduced the caliber to between .45 and .50. The smaller rounds made for major savings. Using one pound of lead, one could mold about 11 .75 caliber balls; for a .50, that figure would triple to 33.

The Europeans believed that a larger bullet was more lethal than a smaller one and so refused to downgrade the size of their rounds. It turns out, though, that the size of the round does matter, but the bullet’s lethality depends to a larger degree on the proportion of gunpowder charge to the size of the bullet. The American practice was to load half the weight of the bullet in powder.

Alexander Rose, in his excellent book: The American Rifle, explains this practice in the following way:

“[Using this ratio, an American smaller ball weighing 200 grains (1 gram = 15.43 grains) would be boosted by 100 grains of powder (6.5 grams), and a British ball of 400 grains, by the same 200 grains. Thus, a British shooter would load the same amount of powder as an American, but because the ball was much heavier, each grain would be forced to do more work. The projectile’s velocity and kinetic energy consequently suffered. So, what the smaller American ball lost by its lack of weight was made up by increased velocity of the higher powder ratio.]”

Imagery of Washington’s Long Firearm
Peale’s portrait of Colonel Washington is unique among the many paintings of eighteenth-century American field officers who are typically depicted with swords and not with long firearms.

George Washington by Charles Willson Peale Rifle
Image 4: The 40 year old Colonel George Washington in 1772 depicted by Charles Willson Peale. The painting shows a non-standard issue firearm that does not match any known Brown Bess musket or fusil pattern

George Washington 1855 Etching Print From 1772 Portrait By Charles Willson Peale-2 Engravering of George Washington by Forrest John 1814-1870 after  by Charles Willson Peale-3
Image 5:
Two Engravings of George Washington by Forrest John 1814-1870 after the portrait by Charles Willson Peale 1772. The slender stock, the ramrod thimbles, and the lack of a bayonet lug suggests that this is a fowler piece

One example of this trend is the 1821 painting by John Trumbull titled the “Surrender of British General John Burgoyne at Saratoga”. The group painting only shows two firearms: one a short carbine carried by Captain Seymour (the figure on horseback), and the other a long firearm held by Colonel William Prescott. Colonel Morgan—the rifle icon standing in front of Prescott in a white linen hunting frock—is seen holding a sword. Evaluating Prescott’s long fire arm in this painting suggests that this is also not a Brown Bess. Prescott was over 6 feet tall and from the proportions and height of the firearm in the image (the tip of the barrel reaches his mid face) it looks like his gun could possibly be a fowler or a rifle.

Surrender of British General John Burgoyne at Saratoga, New York on October 17, 1777
Image 6: The 1777 painting depicting General Burgoyne prepared to surrender his sword to General Gates (see painting legend here)

Prescott owned a sword and we have documentary evidence that he used it several times during the Battle of Bunker Hill, so the fact that he is featured in the painting with a long firearm must have had some contextual significance.

The shortage of long firearms in group and personal portraits of senior officers likely has to do with the subtle message that the subjects of paintings wished to convey. The presence of edged weapons such as the small sword or cavalry saber indicated military status and rank. Firearms were utilitarian tools. Throughout history, guns were associated with common soldiers and weren’t usually carried by officers in the field. The only time a gentleman officer looked through the sights of such weapons and pulled the trigger was when he was target shooting, hunting, or shooting game.

Washington is probably one of few senior American or British officers who had such an affinity for long firearms and would thus prefer that it be incorporated into his portrait.

Surrender of Lord Cornwallis 1820
Image 7: Plenty of swords but not one firearm in sight.  The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, October 19, 1781, by John Trumbull c.1820 (see painting legend here).

Alexander Rose provides the following explanation for Washington’s inclusion of a firearm as a prop in his portrait:

“The rifle is instead discreetly tucked away in the background, serving, it seems, as a reassuring symbol, for those in the know, that this individual, dressed in a uniform last donned two decades before, is one of them. So what was Washington telling his fellow Americans? The answer lies hidden somewhere amid the vast, remote American wilderness, An unconquered territory densely thicketed by forests, rumpled by towering mountain ranges, and watered by unbridgeable rivers.

For newcomers to this land, it was a terrifying place such as had not existed in Europe since the dark and cold days of the Neanderthals. It was the frontier… In the 1770s, for those staid Virginian planters sitting in the clubby House and reluctantly steeling themselves for the final showdown with London that would erupt at Lexington and Concord, that rifle in the Peale portrait symbolized something meaningful. Washington’s rifle was carefully calculated to prompt a certain reaction. It was a deliberate effort to capture the image of the frontiersman, then as now a halcyon icon of very American—or in the political context of the 1770s, anti-British—traits: doughty individualism, rugged self-reliance, and an independent spirit determined to defend hearth and home against the predations of outsiders.

By identifying himself simultaneously with the American frontiersman and with the professional soldier, Washington succeeded in squaring an obstinately round circle. One day, and that day was fast approaching, this feat would Lead to his unanimously approved elevation to commander in chief of the American forces for a war of independence.”

So, based the social trends and the preference for personal arms found in the period paintings and illustrations, we have no reason to assume that an American officer would carry a Brown Bess musket.

Senior Officers with Swords
Image 8:
Portraits of revolutionary war officers (both British and American) posing with swords

The Analysis of Washington’s Firearm
Considering the previous documentary and artistic evidence, I will argue that the firearm in the painting is not a standard military issue Brown Bess (as depicted in the Smithsonian article), but rather a custom made piece, most likely a fowler. Fowler or fowling arms were primarily used for hunting waterfowl during the 17th and 18th centuries. We know from historical records and museum specimens that these type of firearms saw action during the French Indian War and during the American Revolution with militias. The fowler was operationally similar to the musket but had a smaller caliber, was longer, and did not have a bayonet lug.

My argument that the firearm in the Peale painting is a fowler is based on the following:

  1. The key features of the firearm in the painting and several later lithographs of it do not match any known Brown Bess morphology.
  2. The edge of the wood stock closer to the barrel tip doesn’t have a foreend brass cap. It just tapers upwards toward the barrel.
  3. The tight fit of the ramrod next to the barrel doesn’t leave room for mounting a bayonet–which was a mandatory feature on the land pattern Brown Bess
  4. The diameter of the brass ramrod cap is close to the caliber of the barrel. This was not the case with the Brown Bess where the ramrod cap was noticeably smaller than the 0.75-0.76 range caliber
  5. The length of the firearm is about 65”-70”, much longer than the average 58” of the Brown Bess

Note on Firearm Uniformity
There are numerous variations in the models of 18th century military firearms. Individual items like the ramrod composition (wood/brass/steel), the use of belt hooks, the geometry of the stock and thimbles could be different for each production batch. There is a great deal of variation among samples of surviving firearms, even from the same year and gunsmith. These differences are the result of not just eighteenth-century manufacturing processes but also deliberate choices made by individual gun makers and the evolution of the firearm design.

Ferguson Rifle and the Brown Bass Patterns
Image 9:
Two Brown Bass musket patterns from c. 1755 and two c. 1776 Ferguson rifle patterns

The Analysis 
My strategy in trying to solve the question of Washington’s firearm involved the use the process of elimination. The rationale was that it would be exceedingly difficult—if not impossible—to precisely match the firearm, but relatively easy to eliminate the possibility that it was a Brown Bess.

My first step was to collect precise dimensions from the portrait itself and from at least one item depicted in it and then to determine the scale of the painting to confirm the accuracy of Peale’s rendition of the details.

Once the scale was determined, I evaluated the caliber of the firearm muzzle: if it came up in the 0.75 range, then it could be a Brown Bess. Anything significantly below that caliber would indicate a hunting firearm like a fowler.

Another measurement objective was to evaluate the overall length of the firearm. The Brown Bess standard length of the long land pattern was about 58”, so a length in excess of 60”-70” would eliminate the possibility that this was a standard issue British musket.

Brown Bess Patterns
Image 10: Samples of several Brown Bass patterns used in the analysis

As I was solving the painting scale problem, I also used an artificial intelligence video object classifier and detector to evaluate a large collection of images of period firearms. This was done in the hopes of finding a match or at least a close similarity.

Ram Rods
Image 11
: Sample of images of ramrods used for the machine learning training set

ML Fusils Muskets Fowlers and Rifles
Image 12: Sample of several hundred images of period long firearms used for the machine learning training set

Sample of evaluated Fusils, Muskets, and riles
Image 13: Sample of several hundred images of period long firearms evaluated in the analysis

Solving the Scale Problem
Luckily, both Washington’s portrait and his small sword survived and are kept at the Mount Vernon Museum in Virginia. The curators at the museum were exceedingly generous and accommodating to me and allowed me to visit and take precise measurements and high resolution scans of Washington’s small sword. I was also fortunate enough to acquire a high resolution scan of the restored Peale portrait.

Object in Peale's Painting
Image 14
: Various objects and their rough scale in Peale’s painting

Gorgets
Image 15: Collection of gorgets used for size estimation

After collating the field measurements, I then dimensioned all of the visible parts of the small sword in the portrait.  I focused on the ornaments, and details on the quillion, grip, knuckle guard, pummel, and button.

General Washington's Sword
Image 16: Dimensions taken directly from Washington’s short sword: courtesy of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association

Measurement Results
The analysis of the physical sword dimensions and its comparison to the sword depicted in the portrait indicate that Peale’s work was accurate to within 2 mm. This is quite incredible and a true testament to Peale’s artistic abilities.

Washington was about 6’-3” (75”) and as can be clearly seen in Peale portrait, the firearm—if rotated from slanted to vertical view—would be slightly shorter than his height. Using the painted scale vs. the actual scale, I concluded that the firearm caliber was in the range of .65 caliber and the firearm length was in the range of 70”.  As I suspected, the caliber was about 10% smaller than that of the Brown Bess, .75, and about 20% longer of the Brown Bess 58”.

Washington Portrait With Projeced Full Size Firearm
Image 17
: Projected length of gun using the scaled firearm and John Trumbull’s portrait dimensions for Washington’s body

Based on these evidence, I think that we can conclude that the firearm in the Peale portrait is not a Brown Bess and neither should it be depicted as one in the Smithsonian article.

Credits
Special thanks to Mrs. Amanda Issac, the Associate Curator at the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association for allowing me to photograph and take measurements of George Washington’s 1767 Silver-Hilted Smallsword. Credit: Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association

Special thanks to both Mrs. Rebecca Williams, the Museum Operations Assistant and Mrs. Patricia Hobbs, the Associate Director/Curator of Art & History Museums at Washington and Lee University for sharing a high resolution image of the portrait U1897.1.1, titled “George Washington as Colonel of the Virginia Regiment” (1772) by Charles Willson Peale. Credit: Washington and Lee University.

Special thanks to Mr. Less Jensen, the Curator of Arms and Armor at the West Point Museum for allowing me to photograph and measure the historical arms at the museum’s special collection. Credit: U.S. Army West Point Museum

References and Sourcing
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification

Books
American Rifle: A Biography – Alexander Rose
Men of War: The American Soldier in Combat at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima – Alexander Rose
Notes on the settlement and Indian wars of the western parts of Virginia and Pennsylvania from 1763 to 1783 – Joseph Doddridge, p123
Firearms in American History 1600-1800 – Charles Winthrop Sawyer
The History of Weapons of the American Revolution – George C. Neumann
The Flintlock Musket: Brown Bess and Charleville 1715–1865 – Stuart Reid, Steve Noon (Illustrator), Alan Gilliland (Illustrator)
Red Coat and Brown Bess – Anthony. Darling
Red Coat & Brown Bess. Historical Arms Series No 12 – Anthony D. Darling
The Brown Bess; An Identification Guide and Illustrated Study of Britain’s Most Famous Musket –Erik Goldstein, Stuart Mowbray
Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in its Golden Age 3rd Edition – Joe Kindig Jr
Firearms in American History – 1600 to 1800 – Charles Winthrop Sawyer
The Pennsylvania-Kentucky Rifle – Henry J. Kauffman
Kentucky Rifles & Pistols 1750-1850 – James R. Johnson

On-line Articles
Founders Online
– Correspondence and other writings of six major shapers of the United States
George Washington’s Gorget

The Virginia Gazette Sat Sep 9 1775 Morgan is in Town
Image 18: The Virginia Gazette Saturday September 9, 1775 discussing Captain Morgan’s and Captain Cresap’s rifleman arrival to Boston (click image for larger view)

Henry and John Yost Gunsmiths (Samuel Preston Adams IIINSSAR# 185382 Saramana Chapter SAR)

“John Yost, arms supplier, Georgetown, District of Columbia. On July 7, 1776, of that year he contracted to make 300 muskets at £4/5/0 each, and 100 rifles at £4/15/0 each. By the late summer of 1776 he had erected a horse mill for boring gun barrels in Georgetown, now in the District of Columbia.

On January 17, 1776, the Council of Safety requested information on furnishing and delivery of guns. On August 1, 1776, the Council of Safety concerning shipment of arms. On September 13, 1776, Yost wrote to the Council of Safety concerning the manufacture of guns.

On December 9, 1776, Yost wrote to the Council of Safety requesting monies. In 1776 Yost wrote to the governor, asking for payment on account for making muskets and rifles. [Maryland State Revolutionary War Papers]. On 10 August 1776, the Council of Safety paid “John Yost ,400 to enable him to manufac­ture good substantial Musquets”  [5 Amer Arch 1 at 1352]. 

On 3 March 1776, “Pay to John Yost £2/11/7 for repairing guns” [11  Md Arch 214]. On 23 May 1776, “Send the Musquets made by John Yost at Georgetown to Port Tobacco in Charles County”  [4 Amer Arch 5 at 1576].  John Murdock of Montgomery County to the Governor: “16 July 1781 “John Yost who has already repaired several public arms and is now employed about those you sent last to this county.” Murdock warned the governor that unless Yost was paid for work already done, and the state was much in arrears, he was going to stop work  [47 Md Arch 351-52].

During the War of American Independence, John and his brother Henry Yost of George Towne (now Georgetown, Washington, D.C.) manufactured muskets and bayonets for the American forces. Henry (Heinrich) and John (Johannes) Yost (Youst) entered into contract with the Revolutionary Committee of Safety as early as October 1775 to produce muskets and bayonets exclusively for the Continental Congress for one year. They committed themselves to delivering to Annapolis 75 muskets with bayonets by May 1776. But they ran behind, and by May 1 the weapons had not yet arrived in the capital of the Province of Maryland. Therefore, they received a letter admonishing them. They then committed themselves to producing not only the 75 weapons by May but to deliver an additional 25 each following month to Major Price of Georgetown.

They must have completed the first order by May 23, because Col. Beall was told on that day to deliver muskets produced by John and Henry Yost to the company stationed in Port Tobacco on the Potomac.”

George Washington to Daniel Morgan, June 13, 1777:

”Orders to Colonel Daniel Morgan [Middlebrook, N.J., 13 June 1777]

Sir

The Corps of Rangers newly formed and under your Command, are to be considered as a Body of Light Infantry and are to act as such, for which reason they will be exempted from the common Duties of the Line.

At present you are to take post at Van Veighters Bridg⟨e⟩ and watch, with very small scouting parties (to avoid fatiguing your men too much under the present appearance of things) the Enemy’s left Flank, and particularly the Roads leading from Brunswic towards Millstone, princetown &ca.

In case of any movement of the Enemy you are instantly to fall upon their flanks and gall them as much as possible, taking especial Care not to be surrounded⟨,⟩ or ha⟨ve your⟩ Retreat to the Army cut off.

I have sent for Spears which I expect shortly to receive and deliver to you, as a defence against Horse. Till you are furnished with these, take care not to be caught in such a Situation as to give them any advantage over you.

Given under my Hand at Head Quarters Middle Brook this 13th June 1777.”

 

Copyright 2020 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

Domestic Terror 2.0

Can You Spot the Domestic Terrorist

On January 28, 2020, a Twitter post on the DecolonizeThisPlace account called for a violent uprising in New York City. The message was: 

“The streets are ours. The trains our ours. The walls are ours. This moment is ours. How will you and your crew build and fuck shit up for #FTP3 on #J31 (THIS FRIDAY)? Issa mothafuckin’ movement.”

Three days later, on January 31, swarms of flash mobs carrying Palestinian, anarchist, and Antifa flags flooded several NYC MTA stations. The violence that ensued immobilized several transportation hubs in the city and resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to equipment and forced a large mobilization of NYPD and emergency service resources.

Fuck the Police J13
Image 1: The post from the anonymous masked individual calling for a violent intifada in NYC

The video embedded in the original tweet featured three hooded individuals one of whom delivered a lengthy social justice oration and openly called for violent attacks and a wide scale uprising. 

Fuck The Police J13 Video
Video 1: The DecolonzeThisPlace call for a violent uprising in NYC

On January 3, seventeen days before the violence erupted, the same Twitter account published an extensive political manifesto and a how-to guide titled:

“A report and analysis on the recent mass transit and anti-police #FTP (Fuck The Police) actions across the New York area.”

This detailed how-to primer for waging urban warfare in any large US city focused on targeting emergency service personnel and the transportation infrastructure. The following is an abridged version of the document:

I. The global wave of revolutionary uprisings kicked off last year has finally reached the shores of the USA. This Friday, the third #FTP protest took the streets and trains of New York City, the latest demonstration in an emerging movement fighting to win four demands:

  • Free fare on the NYC transit system,
  • No cops on the trains or in the stations,
  • The end of police harassment of street vendors and performers, and
  • Full accessibility for all

This protest was a clear escalation from #FTP2 on November 22nd, and points to the culmination of years of revolutionary intelligence being built in the city, from Occupy to Black Lives Matter. Young people formed an essential contingent of the demonstration, providing spirit, vitality, and determination unburdened by entrenched activist dogma.

II. The bet of #FTP3’s strategy was correct: the police cannot keep up with a diffuse crowd using the subways to flash mob different locations around the city. Diverse crowds of people stormed train stations, hopped turnstiles by the hundreds, chained open emergency doors and destroyed ticket readers. Train cars full of protesters branched off into multiple directions, creating “freedom trains” where people chanted slogans, dialogued with commuters, and graffitied the subways together.

NYPD’s model of policing relies on them having close contact with marches, flooding the streets with police and to keep protesters on the sidewalk, and making violent arrests whenever protests don’t move fast enough. They rely on following the marches through traffic in police vans, and are unable of predicting where marches will exit the subways. When the marches move through the trains, they can surface back up far from police control, and have ample ammount [sic] of time in the streets before the cops are able to catch up. The speed of these protests is an essential advantage over the police, who rely on bureaucratic chains of command and are thus incapable of making decisions on the fly. ‘Freedom Trains’ are both tactically effective and spiritually liberating, and reflect a core principle of the movement: the journey is the destination.

In concrete terms we see leaderless resistance that stays physically moving and outpacing the cops as a viable tactic. What is lacking most in the crowd is experience, but the momentum from the first #FTP march to #FTP3 is quickly building up the confidence of the protesters. Small subversive acts create trust between people who then feel safe doing even more subversive activities later. This lack of trust within the movement has been one of its biggest obstacles, but luckily #FTP3 proves that this trust can be built especially quickly when the justification and know-how behind these acts of subversion are clearly communicated. This is the subtle art of pushing struggles towards their revolutionary horizons. The more people trust each other to face their fears together, the better chance we have at creating a rich and diverse movement.

In comparison with past demonstrations in New York, this march felt much less determined by activist figureheads or non-profit organizations, and we see this as a sign of growing maturity. We’ve learned our lessons from Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street. The few moments where authority figures were able to seize control – in Grand Central Station, in Restoration Plaza – were also the moments where most arrests occurred. The relative absence of leadership, however, comes with an important caveat, familiar to anarchists : it’s on us to self-organize and to take initiative, and we must share the knowledge of how to do so with as many people as possible.

Compared to #FTP2, there were quantitatively more spontaneous acts of resistance, both during and in the lead up to #FTP3. We suspect that this increase in autonomous direct action is directly linked to the propaganda strategy pushed by various groups online, encouraging people to come prepared with things like lasers, paint, bicycle locks, and umbrellas. With a young crowd, we have to open source the unique skill-sets of sabotage and organization we’ve built up over the years. Spreading instructions manuals and infographics massively on social media resulted in diverse and leaderless affinity groups taking up various levels of subversive activity, from using umbrellas to shield protesters disabling ticket machines, to using laser pointers [that permanently blind ] to keep the cops at a safer distance. This made the crowd’s dynamic much less determined by either specialized activist groups or by isolated militants. Also effective was the social media strategy of posting of a continual and ongoing stream of autonomous actions throughout the day before the demonstration, documenting acts of resistance blossoming all across the city.

III. Coming out of this, we offer the following proposals for a two-pronged strategy for the future of the movement.

Diversity of tactics means diversity of content: we need to produce propaganda from many different angles reaching out to as many different kinds of people as possible. The goal is to create an open source database of anarchist knowledge that doesn’t restrict this knowledge to a specialized group of self-proclaimed ‘activists’ or ‘militants’. We need content that’s humorous, angry, sad, informative, inspiring, all working together to create a wide ecosystem of affects and information. If you can’t go to the march, you should meme it. Everyone has a place in the movement, and both our propaganda and our organizing should reflect this.

Find ways to digitally allow people in metropolitan areas to coordinate with each other on a large scale, both in daily life and especially during the protests. This helps people share their reflections and experiences and create an environment where a visible class consciousness can emerge. It also helps people coordinate in mass to be maximally effective in the constantly changing environment of a mass demonstration. While being leaderless is a clear advantage, the movement at this point lacks the architecture that could synchronize protest actions both in the moment, and over an extended period of time.

The end of the protests present the unique opportunity for uncontrollable action to spread. When the march ends, people should hop the train together in a crowd and flash mob unexpected locations spontaneously. The forumla [sic] s simply: exit the train, graffiti the train station, take the streets, build barricades to prevent the cops from chasing, and march to the next station to do it all over again. The success of #FTP3 shows that the cops can be easily outpaced. Urban geography is a weapon, and we can use it against them just as effectively as they use it against us. We must set the tempo of our demonstrations and never let it be determined for us. Our biggest advantage is the capacity to disperse and regroup before the cops can mount an effective response. In the future, this coordination should be facilitated by digital platforms, which would allow crowds of thousands to people to quickly disseminate the locations of targets to flashmob, and the locations of meet-up points for protesters to re-convene.

When we Breath, we Breath Together

Is This for Real?
Of course, this could all be just my take on it but having been in the business of evaluating threat intelligence for a long time, I tend to take seriously any video that features a masked and Kafia clad individual who uses a software voice modulator to mask their identity in a call for a violent and armed intifada, especially, when they have an established track record of delivering the goods.

Amin Husain FTP Composite Amin Husain using epoxy paint to destroy an OMNI terminal
Video 2: R-L Footage from one of the organizer’s phones showing him using epoxy paint to destroy an OMNI payment terminal and several composite clips showing him and others destroying fare card readers and vandalizing MTA rail cars

Regardless of the progressive, apologetic narrative which tries to pass these attacks as a poetic expression of the urban artistic collective, the DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+ calls and actions to blind NYPD officers with high powered green lasers and to destroy and vandalize trains and MTA infrastructure is sabotage in its purest form. In fact, back in the old days, in the 1940s, when IBF/JOD spent more time doing their job and less on political activism, some of these foreign perpetrators would have been promptly arrested as unlawful combatants, court martialed, and most likely executed.

Green Laser Use Against the NYPD
Image 2: High power green lasers used in attempts to blind NYPD police officers during the FTP events on January 31 2020

So in the spirit of “see something, say something”, I decided to throw a little time and computational resources at the problem and shine light on the leadership behind this little intifada.

The Solution Framework
Illustration 1 shows some of the system components and the solution architecture that I’ve used in this project. You can also find more information about similar projects in my posts: Military Romantic Scams – The Theory and Practice, The Fifth Column and the Pro-Iran Movement in the US, and Mechanics of Deception.

The Architecture
Illustration 1: System components and solution architecture

To conduct the video analytics and the data analytics, I’ve utilized the following tools:

The Search Strategy
A combination of AI based video, audio, and big data analytics can help identify individuals and discover complex linkages by efficiently performing massive data searches (the FR for example, can scan 2.7 millions facial images per second) and by breaking down the anonymity that comes with swarming crowds, poor quality imagery, and masked faces. Following this approach, my strategy for uncovering the organizers of the MTA riots was to use several cyber techniques such as device fingerprinting, collect some SIGINT, and perform digital forensics. 

Nitasha Dhillon The Many Faces of an Intelligence Asset
Image 3
: Sample AI based cataloging of one person of interest, Nitasha Dhillon, AKA “Snow Leopard”, AKA “Rosa Luxemburg” a globe trotting New York artist and a co-founder of DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+

Then, to collected all of the footage and video and ran video analytics on it. The widely available social media content of these riots and other related demonstrations allowed me to perform machine learning (ML) on various DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+related objects such as signs, stickers, banners, art, fashion, flags, keywords, and associated people.

DecolonzeThisPlace Art and Artifacts
Image 4: Sample source images used to train ML model to identify art styles affiliated with DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+

The large volume of hand written materials and graffiti specimens produced with markers and spray paint also made it possible to train the ML to identify individual writing styles. This in turn was used to create personal dossiers.

Sample content identified
Image 5: Sample content identified by the AI via writing style and calligraphy matches as belonging to the organizers of the riots

Linking these dossiers to articles of clothing and accessories (like glass frames, wrist bands, rings, tattoos, etc.) helped confirm the presence of the individuals at the site and time of the riots.

Mona Love
Image 6: Sampling of the dossier of Moana Love, a leading member of DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+ collectives and a promoter of suicide bombers and the murder of civilians as the ideal form of ‘resistance’

FTP J31 Training Sets
Image 7
: Sample source images used to train ML model to identify writing styles and calligraphy affiliated with DecolonzeThisPlace

Contracting Art Work for Ilhan Omar
Image 8: Sample art identified by the AI as matching the style generated by DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+ (artwork by Kyle Goen)

The first step in identifying the perps was to capture IP addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses, and then link them to digital content such as documents and images. Some of the document processing steps included the OCR of images (pictures of written text), and the establishment of writing style, authorship, and the creation of chain of transmission trees. Finally, I used various image processing techniques to reconstruct the faces of the anonymous activists by removing occlusion such as hoodies, hats, shades, scarfs, pixilation, and masks from the faces. Once this was done, I used face recognition and other image fusion techniques to positively identify the individuals. Out of the 63 individuals captured on images and video, the system positively identified 58. Positive identification in this context was a match certainty score of ≥90 percent.

I Think It Means What They Think it Means
Examining the targets affiliated with DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+ retrieved about 1.3 GB of documents, video (with sound), and imagery. Many of the documents contained dozens of violent action keywords such as “fight”, “uprising”, “kill”, and “sabotage”. The imagery contained edged weapons, firearms, slingshots, and Molotov cocktails. The internal communications also contained links to where activists could purchase FTP (Fuck The Police) branded combat gear such as tactical helmets, face masks, high powered laser pointers, tactical vests, and swarming friendly shoes.

Fuck The Police Gear
Image 9: Weapons and combat gear produced and sold under the FTP (Fuck The Police) label – retrieved from the storage of Amin Husain, co-founder and leader of DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+

The documents also included a large cache of Arabic language insurgency literature that was translated and used to create some of the derivative content that was distributed by the organizers prior to the events. Some of the publications included best practices on how to defeat the police and security services, which suggests that the authors had structured insurgency training overseas and hands-on sabotage experience.  

A Guide to Becoming Ungovernable
Image 10: “A Guide to Becoming Ungovernable”, one of several how-to combat and sabotage guides published by Amin Husain and widely distributed via a number of messaging, email, and social media platforms

Some of the briefing materials that were distributed included a detailed urban combat manual with details on:

  • How to conduct detailed reconnaissance about a target
  • Pre activity briefings
  • Review of police tactics and their weaknesses
  • Transportation and movement maps
  • Methods to uncover government informants and how to spread false information
  • Tactical attack details and logistics (e.g. stashing bricks and bottles prior to the attack)
  • Backup plans and retread routes
  • A detailed schedule
  • A communication plan
  • Street hand-to-hand combat guides

Several publications were in Arabic and were sourced from Palestinians groups like Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, the PFLP, and Fatah. These manuals contained instructions on how to utilize techniques such as killing with knifes, kidnaping, using burning tires and garbage bins for street barricades, and the most effective techniques for throwing projectiles like bottles, bricks, and stones at the enemy. 

Amin Husain Stab Stab Stab
Image 11: Samples of terror manuals and related imagery used by DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+

The Stab Video
Video 3: “Stab! Stab! Stab! Stab Stab!”, Sample video content distributed by the DecolonzeThisPlace activist network

The Search Results
I expected that search to run for some time but surprisingly, it was complete in about 12 minutes. It turns out that the mysterious masked leadership of the MTA riots was easier to parse than I had expected. The team was made up of the following individuals:

  1. Amin Husain – The leader
  2. Nitasha Dhillon – The artistic director
  3. Marz Saffore – The muscle and interface to a host of other organization such as BLM and other black militant groups
  4. Amar Husain – An organizer and sister of Amin Husain

Marz Saffore Fuck The Police
Image 12: Example of using AI based image reconstruction to remove facial occlusions and image fusion techniques to match an individual using facial features (teeth structure), body geometry, object classifiers (missing ring indentation on finger), reconstruction of synthesized voice, skin color, and hand geometry

The Unholy Trinity
Image 13: The Unholy Trinity: Amin Husain, Nitash Dhillon, and Marz Saffore

From the communications (text, email, telegram, etc.), it became clear that Amin Husain was the official ‘leader’ of the movement (that is how he referred to himself in several communications). He was the one who decided on the time/place/form of the activity. He also controlled the budget and defined the scope and best methods to achieve the maximum impact.

The $$$ Printing Budget
Image 14
: Sampling of the bottomless budget used by DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+ for international travel, accommodations, transportation, and supplies

Husain maintained close electronic communications and meetings with a number of foreign agents overseas informing them about his plans and soliciting their ‘technical’ advice. Some of these contacts included multiple briefings and debriefing calls via Telegram and Skype.

Amin Husain and Yossef Habshe Intel Linkage
Image 15: Amin Husain in 2018 meeting in Copenhagen with Palestinian intelligence services

He was also given access to financial and logistics resources during face-to-face meetings (in Mexico, Denmark, and England) with his Palestinian intelligence handlers.

Samer Tamimi Palastinian Intelligance Services
Image 16: Amin Husain’s handler, Major Sameer Tamimi, from the Palestinian Intelligence Services

Even though individuals like Marz Saffore and Nitash Dhillon are active participants and contributors to the cause, it seems from all material evidence that Amin Husain is the commander of this ‘resistance cell’. So for the sake of brevity, the remaining analysis will focus on him and when relevant will show his linkage to the other members.

Amin Husain Leading the FTP13 Uprising
Image 17: Amin Husain with his deputy Marz Saffore leading the armed struggle against American colonialism and occupation of indigenous people in the US

Amin Husain, The Profile of a Domestic Terrorist
Amin Husain, AKA Amene Husain, Amene, Amin Husen, and Ameme Hussain, was born in 1975 in al-Bireh, a city close to Ramallah in Israel. Husain and his family have a long history of militant acitvisem. In 2016 he spoke at the rally describing his participation in the First Intifada:

“Living 18 years in Palestine, I was fighting in the first uprising, I was throwing rocks, molotov cocktails, the like.”

I was throwing rocks, molotov cocktails, the like
Video 4
: Al-Quds Day 2016 NYC with ‘commander brother’ Husain

Husain Amin Profiles
Image 18: Two SM profiles of Amin Husain, the co-founder and leader of DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+ 

Amin Husain Back in Ramallah
Image 19: Amin Husain and family back in the old stomping ground of al-Bireh and Ramallah honing the art of stone and Molotov cocktail throwing

Husain’s family immigrated to the US in 1993 and settled in Ohio and New York. In 1998 he graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana with a degree in Philosophy and Political Science. He attended and graduated from Indiana University Law School (IU) in 2001. In 2004, he received an LLM from Columbia University (Columbia). Husain also studied at the School of the International Center of Photography (where he hooked up with his future collaborator Nitash Dhillon) and in the Whitney Independent Study Program.

Amar Mamoun Husain
Image 20: One apple doesn’t fall far from other apples, Amar Husain, Amin Husain’s little sister.  The secret life of a Brooklyn psychologist, Arab militant activist, and promoter of domestic terrorism

The NGO Assembly Line
Husain is a founding member of NYC Solidarity with Palestine,which describes itself as ‘’seeking to broaden the work being done on Palestine by opening up more expansive spaces of resistances.’’ He is a supporter of New York City Students for Justice in Palestine (NYC SJP).

Husain is also a founding member of Global Ultra Luxury Faction (G.U.L.F.), a direct action wing of Gulf Labor Coalition—a self-organized group of artists, writers, architects, curators, and other cultural workers trying to “ensure worker’s rights are protected when art, labor and global capital intersect.”

Husain is an organizer for DecolonizeThisPlace (DTP) and co-founder of MTL+ he is also one of the leaders of the Abolish ICE movement and the Managing Co-Editor at TIDAL Magazine.

Husain Amin on This Land
Image 21: Nitasha Dhillon, Amin Husain’s domestic partner in action ‘telling ICE what to do’ and some of the SM media content she is promoting via the On_This_Land  Twitter account

Promoting Domestic Terrorism
On February 23, 2017, Husain posted as his Facebook cover photo a hand-drawn poster with the title:

“How to shut down the City.” The center of the poster featured speech bubbles containing words like ‘nails,’ ’tires,’ ‘glass bottles,’ ‘fire,’ ‘bricks,’’ ‘nails,’ ‘tires,’’ ‘glass bottles’ and ‘masks.’

Underneath these speech bubbles was a step-by-step guide, showing a person being head-butted, kicked in the groin, kicked in the face, elbowed in the back, kicked to the ground and then kicked again. Text on the right hand side of the poster urged:

’WALKOUT EVERYWHERE’’, ‘’STRIKE EVERYWHERE’’, “BOYCOTT EVERYWHERE’’, BASH EVERYWHERE’’, ‘’DECOLONIZE EVERYWHERE’’, ‘’SABOTAGE EVERYWHERE.’’

Becoming Ungovernable
Image 22: Sample of the operational guides that were distributed prior the attacks on the MTA subway stations. Note the section titled “HOW TO SHUT DOWN THE CITY”

Publicly Endorsing Terrorism
On July 1, 2016, Husain helped lead a pro-BDS “International Day of Al Quds” rally in Times Square, New York City. The event was hosted by Free Al-Quds and endorsed by a number of anti-Israel organizations including NYC SJP.

In several speeches, Husain promoted BDS and praised it as a tool to blur the distinction “between violence and nonviolence,” which he said “no one should judge each other on.” Husain advocated fighting for “justice in* all* the ways possible — and yes, Jihadis — Jihadis in all the ways possible …”, Husain stated that:

“It is our moment to fight, and don’t let anyone tell you that you need to renounce your brother or sister because they are fighting in a way that is unacceptable.”

Calling for a US Intifada
On October 6, 2015, Husain participated in a rally at the Israeli consulate in New York City. The rally was co-sponsored by NYC SJP—and other America and Israel hating organizations, including NY4Palestine and American Muslims for Palestine (AMP). The rally urged support for a “Day of Rage” in the US.

The so-called “Days of Rage” were created by Hamas as the launching pad of the new Intifada. It featured the murder of Israeli civilians by shootings, stabbings and car rammings. Husain and the protesters at the rally alternately screamed: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free, “Long Live the Intifada! Intifada! Intifada!” and “Settler settler go back home, Palestine is ours alone!”

The same day, NYC SJP posted a “statement of solidarity” with the “Day of Rage” rally that featured the image of a rock-throwing Palestinian (imager was produced by Husain’s collective), with the caption: “Let the Intifada pave the way for People’s war! [sic.]”

Images Taken by Amin Husain
Image 23
: Amin Husain personally participating in the attacks. The metadata in the files show that he was at the place and the time of the riots and that he personally engaged in some of the action.  Some of these attacks show anti-Semitic motives and intent to commit a hate crime

Promoting Criminal Behavior
In an interview dated July 29, 2016, Husain recounted an ‘intervention’ that he masterminded against the Guggenheim Art Museum. Husain said:

‘’we made our own art that named the trustees and placed it on the walls. We had to get into the space undetected and break up into groups, and people put media they’d created themselves on the walls. It was a transgression; it caused harm to the museum and simultaneously allowed everyone to make their own art.’’

Husain and Dhillon and the Gulf Labor Coalition
Image 24: Amin Husain and his domestic partner, Nitasha Dhillon, running the Qatari sponsored GULF Labor Coalition to sabotage the Guggenheim plan to open an extension in Abu-Dhabi

Husain went on to describe another one of his public acts of vandalism:

Another example that emphasizes action more so than art and organizing would be the dropping of a 90 ft. x 45 ft. banner off of the Manhattan bridge that said ‘’Gaza in our hearts/Boycott/Divest/Sanction/Israel” . We bought all of the pieces without credit cards and worked day and night for about 20 days, studying the NYPD and researching laws around federal terrorism charges. Then we did a successful action—and never got caught.’’

Amin Husain and His Little Flags in NYC
Image 25
: The illegal flags of Amin Husain and the NYPD’s consistent inability to find out who is behind these acts

Meeting and Supporting Islamic Jihad Terrorist
Husain worked on a film titled “The Coming Intifada.” On November 15, 2015, images from the production were posted on the film’s Facebook page, that showed Husain meeting with Khader Adnan, a senior member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). PIJ is dedicated to the violent destruction of Israel and the establishment of a sovereign, Islamic Palestinian state in place of the state of Israel. PIJ does not use social nor information welfare; it concentrates on attacks against Israeli civilians and military forces, sometimes using women and children as suicide bombers.

Like Husain, Adnan was arrested by Israel for “activities that threaten regional security.” A 2007 YouTube video showed Adnan praising and encouraging suicide bombings: “Who among you will carry the next explosive belt? Who among you will fire the next bullets? Who among you will have his body parts blown all over?” Husain cited his meeting with Adnan in an article recounting Husain’s interview by Israeli airport security before he was barred from entering Israel.

Banned from Israel
In 2015, Husain announced on Facebook that he had been “banned from going to Palestine for one year because the Israeli Authorities determined I pose a security threat to the State of Israel.” On December 8, 2016, Husain announced on Facebook that the ban had been rescinded.

Meeting With Convicted Palestinian Terrorist Bassem Tamimi
On January 19, 2017, Husain posted photos from his visit to Bethlehem during which he met with Bassem Tamimi. Bassem Tamimi  is known for exploiting young children as political props in staged confrontations with Israeli soldiers. In 2011, he was jailed for organizing violent rallies and inciting minors to commit violent crimes such as rock-throwing.

Tamimi’s United States visa was revoked in 2016 for his failure to disclose his prior arrest and terror related conviction. Prior to the revocation of his U.S. visa, Tamimi delivered a pro-Arab terrorist presentation to third-graders in Ithaca, New York. The presentation was geared to foster hatred of Israel and Jews. Tamimi concluded it by encouraging [00:11:29] the children to become “freedom fighters for Palestine.”

Bassem Tamimi Visa
Image 26: Bassem Tamim’s revoked US visa

The Gang Back Home
Image 27: Husain’s ‘freedom fighter’ network back home

Glorifying and Calling for Active Terror in the US
On March 10, 2017, Husain posted on Facebook a video of “Palestinian women that led, fought, and sacrificed dearly.” One of the women featured in the video is Leila Khaled.

Khaled was a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and participated in the hijacking of TWA Flight 840 in 1969 and El Al Flight 219 in 1970. Khaled has said that the second intifada failed because it was not violent enough. She advocates for the use of children in terror attacks and compares Zionists to Nazis.

Prep for day of rage
Image 28: Samples of Amin Husain’s published calls for terror attacks against targets in NYC and some other militant literature that includes a guide for “Preparing In Advance for Action” and instructions “If You Are Arrested” and detailed how-to instructions for attack, target selection, target prioritization, and recommended combat techniques (e.g. using Molotov cocktails vs. street barricades).

Amin Husain and Decolonize
Image 29: Sample of Amin Husain’s militant projects in the US. Husain’s terror activity started shortly after he arrived in the US. In 2012, he was one of the organizers of the Occupy Wall Street movement 

On August 3, 2016, Husain posted on Facebook calling Hamas-affiliated terrorist Mohammed Faqih – who murdered Rabbi Michael Mark as he was driving with his family on Route 60 in July 1, 2016 – a “Palestinian resistance fighter.”

Demonizing Israel
Husain, as part of his teaching position with NYC, claimed that ‘’In 1967, there was barely any Jews in Jerusalem and to the extent that there were Jews, they considered themselves Palestinians.’’

On August 5, 2016, Husain shared on Facebook “Important thoughts by Professor Steven Salaita on #BlackLivesMatter endorsement of #BDS,” in which Salaita described Israel as a “normative emblem of racism, inequality, and plutocracy masquerading as the apotheosis of liberal democracy.”

In 2014, The University of Illinois (U of I) withdrew an offer of employment to Salaita after becoming aware of his anti-Semitic tweets. One tweet, posted on June 19, 2014, shortly after Hamas kidnapped three teenage Israeli high school students, read: “You may be too refined to say it, but I’m not: I wish all the f**king West Bank settlers would go missing.” The bodies of abducted boys were found buried in Palestinian-controlled territory on June 30, 2014.

On May 15, 2016, Husain posted on Facebook a graphic featuring a series of maps that presented as “Palestine.” The description under the maps called Israelis “fascist Zionist invading occupiers.” The maps claim that lands once controlled by Britain, Egypt and Jordan as autonomous “Palestinian land,” were purportedly stolen by Israel.

Amin Husain Sample Map Shwing no such place as Israel
Image 30
: Amin Husain and his network distributing maps showing the elimination of the State of Israel

In February 2016, publisher McGraw-Hill Education recalled copies of a college-level textbook that contained the fraudulent maps. In October 2015, the United States cable news network MSNBC apologized for airing a similar series of maps and retracted them.

Demonizing America
In 2012, Husain was a featured speaker at an Occupy Wall Street demonstration on ‘’Al-Quds Day.’’ In his speech, videoed and published by Oppression TV on November 19, 2012, Husain stated:

”I grew up in Palestine, and I was there during the first Palestinian uprising, and I was a member of Fatah and part of the resistance movement. Then I came over here, searching for an American Dream that has never existed.’’

Amin Husain and Stop the Pigs
Image 31: Images circulated by Husain in his calls for attacks against the police

Husain stated on a number of public occasions:

‘’The oppression is here. And it’s ok it say we that live in a police state, that’s repressive, with surveillance on us because of the color of our skin and what we believe in. And we have to put our bodies at risk and that we can’t rely on governments, on NGO’s, on charities.’’

Husain continued:

” Who does the government serve? And who do they protect? We’ve been in the shadows of 911 for too long. We didn’t do it. This did it [gesturing towards the surrounding buildings on Wall Street]. And who owns this? Who controls this? Because I‘ll tell you what. I’m fighting for Palestine by fighting here.”

Amin Husain's Urban Blitz
Image 32
: Sampling of some of the operational documents that detail various procedures such attack target selection, target prioritization, recommended combat techniques (e.g. using Molotov cocktails), pre activity preparation checklists, and a guide on how to resist police interrogation

The Leadership Team
Image 33: Amin Husain with the urban revolt leadership team

In 2019, Amin led the weekly protest at the Whitney Museum in New York called the “Nine Weeks of Art and Action” to protest Warren B. Kanders’ position as the vice-chair of Whitney’s board of directors. At the end of the protest on May 17, 2019, he led the protestors to Kanders’ home. Due to the ongoing harassment and for fear for his and his family’s safety, Kanders eventually resigned from the museum board.

Amin Husain's Attacks on Warren Kanders
Image 34
: Amin Husain organizing the attacks and harassment of Warren Kanders and the board members of other New York city museums

Amin Husain Calling for a Day or Rage Across the US
Image 35: Sampling of reference materials Amin Husain is distributing through his artist collective calling for a “Day or Rage” and an armed uprising across the US

Amin Husain Attacking Jews
Video 5: Amin Husain, Nitasha Dhillon (AKA “Snow Leopard”, AKA “Rosa Luxemburg”), Marz Saffore, and Shellyne Rodriguez (AKA “Shellmicar Cabral”) assaulting a Jewish reporter who is covering one of the BDS events

Amin Husain’s Secret Powers
Husain is no starry-eyed, amateur justice warrior. He is a professionally trained and financed Palestinian terrorist and saboteur. Between 2004-2009 he worked as an attorney for the international law firm King & Spalding LLP, so he knows exactly how to leverage his legal expertise to avoid persecution. His formula so far has been a combination of obfuscating and anonymizing his direct involvement in the activity and the leverage of very powerful network of political supporters in NYC.

It is important to note that beside running the US web of ‘revolutionary’ organizations, he is also deeply involved in other domestic and international armed resistance movements such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Maxican Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN), and the Islamic State Jammu & Kashmir.  

Laurie Arbeiter Iove You so Much
Image 36: Amin Husain’s immediate influence network of US and foreign organizations and leading progressive militant activists such as Laurie Arbeiter (who has been arrested multiple times but somehow managed to walk away each time without any charges)

Amin Husain with the Zapatista National Liberation Army
Image 37: Amin Husain providing strategic and material support to the Zapatista National Liberation Army during his 2019 visit to Mexico. 

TW Collins The Leni Riefenstahl of the Progressive Movement
Image 38: Sampling of the progressive influence network in action and some of its political linkages

From the documents retrieved during this search, it appears that Husain’s ability to walk through walls and magically resist prosecution can be traced to powerful NYC political figures such as Linda Sarsour and Mayor Bill de Blasio. As can be seen from the linkage below, de Balsio receives large portions of his funding and electoral support from NYC Muslim Brotherhood affiliated organizations and socialist groups like PSL and the ANSWER coalition.

de Blasio and his Muslim Brotherhood Network Support
Image 39: New York City mayor de Blasio and his little Muslim brotherhood shindig and bottomless election funding source

When asked why the NYPD failed to identify and persecute the leaders of the MTA riots, New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea (who is a former Chief of Detectives and quite familiar with investigative work) just sheepishly defended de Blasio. When asked why de Blasio remained silent for 24 hours before tweeting his “disapproval of the protests”, Shea said:

“I won’t even call that a protest. That was criminal activity… I’ve spoken to the mayor personally. I know he’s spoken publicly about it. I think quite honestly it’s not the mayor. It’s other people, it’s many other people.”

Eventualy, after some public backlash, de Blasio also came around and said that he was “repulsed by the hooliganism”, but he still refused to classify these attacks as illegal or take any enforcement actions against the perpetrators.

The Big Question
What should puzzle everyone about the Amin Husain story is that despite all evidence, he is still the toast of the New York progressive art world and intelligentsia. The New York Times adores him and promotes him as one of the leading urban artists on the scene. He gets unlimited PR and access to New York state resources and museums. Lucrative academic teaching positions just magically fall at his feet. He is an adjunct professor at the Pratt Institute (Pratt), New York University (NYU) and The New School for Social Research (New School) specializing in ‘urban resistance’. Husain also teaches at New York University’s (NYU) Gallatin School of Individualized Study in the Media Culture and Communication Department and has taught at the New School’s Media Studies Department.

His social and professional network is fully aware that he is involved in domestic terrorism and engages in the vilest forms of anti-Semitism, but none of the moral compasses of the New York artistic establishment seems to care. They all just sit silently on the sideline watching and sipping their venti skim triple shot macchiatos, waiting restlessly for the next installment of blood and gore. Not a word of protest nor rebuke. 

NYT Pimping Amin Husain as a Wonderfully Creative Urban Artist
Image 40: The New York Times promoting Amin Husain as a social justice urban artist

This whole domestic intifada also raises some serious questions about the New York City sanctuary practices and the lawlessness that it promotes. From the counter intelligence point of view, it is very unlikely that Amin Husain hasn’t blipped on the NYPD radar. In 2015 he was barred by the Israeli authorities from entering the country on the grounds that he was involved in supporting terrorism. This information was communicated back to Obama’s State department, the department of HLS, and the NYPD but for some reason, Husain—in the style of Agent Smith—manages to dodge all bullets and continues to operate his little ‘resistance cell’ unaffected.

Even the lack of action by the social media police is puzzling. Many of the inflammatory and militant materials Husain and his cell posted in the open on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and websites took place weeks before the January 31 attacks. Yet none of this content was flagged nor blocked. This is despite the fact that it can be identified with the identical stop words and images that would trip any violence filters used by the SM platforms. Additionally, the NYC broadcast media the likes of CBS, CNBC and MSNBC were fully aware of the ongoing preparations for the MTA attacks, as some of the emails and messages from the DecolonizeThisPlace organizers clearly indicate that they counted on favorable MSM coverage.

Considering all of the virtue signaling that the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram do about removing ‘extremist’ speech and the lightning speed in which they de-platform conservative users and content, it’s noteworthy that they allow and even encourage the circulation of these types of anti-American and violent Anti-Semitic materials on their platforms.

Conclusion
In 1809, on the thirty-second anniversary of the Battle of Bennington, Vermont state officials invited John Stark, the American commander of the battle and one of the heroes of Bunker Hill, to deliver a speech. Stark, at that point, was suffering from painful rheumatism and could not travel to Bennington so he responded with a letter. He recalled the men he’d served with in Bunker Hill and Bennington and said:

“I am the enemy of all foreign influence, for all foreign influence is the influence of tyranny. This [the US] is the only chosen spot of liberty—this the only republic on earth.”

He noted that America’s biggest enemies during the Revolutionary War came from within in the form of subversive factions. He wrote that “by having good sentinels at our outposts we were apprised of the danger.” and that without these sentinels, American liberty may have perished without a fight or resistance. Stark continued, “These are my orders now, and will be my last orders to all my volunteers.” He commanded those who were to carry on the responsibility of safeguarding liberty to maintain vigilance, to stay alert, and always maintain sentries. Stark concluded his letter with a toast to as a tribute to his soldiers, Live free or die—Death is not the worst of evils.

From the unchecked spiraling lawlessness and violence of DecolonzeThisPlace and its many affiliated anarchist organizations, it is evident that NYC law enforcement and the DA are unable or unwilling to investigate and prosecute these terror cells. The reasons for this are unclear. It is very unlikely that Husain is a high value US intelligence asset but if he is, then my prediction is that he is another ticking Omar Mateen and so is anyone affiliated with his movement. In the future, if not checked, their violence as art will only escalate and is likely to end up a mass casualty incident.

Fighting domestic radicalization and terrorism can’t be left in the hands of politicians like de Blasio whose financial support base and constituency is made up of a large number of Muslim Brotherhood members and despotic middle eastern interests. 

There are plenty of laws on the books to deal with these acts of terror, hate crimes, hate speech, and destructive foreign influence. We don’t need to legislate new ones, we just need to be consistent in enforcing the existing laws like criminal anarchy. The million dollar question for the DOJ shouldn’t be ‘under what statute should these people be charged?’, but rather ‘why aren’t they being charged in the first place?’ And who exactly are these mysterious “many other people” that are preventing the NYPD from doing its job?

People like Amin Husain, black militant organizations, and the Red-Green Alliance hate everything about America and everything it stands for. The terror methods and tactics they developed and promote have already been adapted by affiliated organizations such as Antifa and BLM (which they control). Due to their political effectiveness it is garneted that moving forward we are going to see a wide-scale adaptation of events like #FTP3 and #J31 in all future ‘progressive’ protests—albeit with more blood, gore, and daring. 

These types of foreign controlled organizations and individuals shouldn’t be here; they should be shutdown, striped of their citizenship and deported. I am certain that INS won’t have any difficulty replacing them with law abiding and productive immigrants that would be grateful to take advantage of what the “only chosen spot of liberty—this the only republic on earth”  has to offer.

To the rest of us, lets heed Stark’s advice: Keep sentinels. Be alert. Be vigilant. Because our history, neighborhoods, and businesses are about to be ‘decolonized’.

References and Sourcing
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification

Stark, Memoir and Official Correspondence, 312-313
The Canary Mission – Portions of this post are based on the research published by TCM

FTP3 Operations Manual – The DecoloinzeThisPlace Fuck the Police Operations Manual
The Casbah – The DecoloinzeThisPlace urban guerrilla primer
Chinatown Not for Sale – The DecolonizeThisPlace literature on fighting landlords in Chinatown
NYCNot4Sale – DecolonizeThisPlace brochure on the elimination of private housing in NYC
Decolonize This Place – About the organization brochure
Cultures of Accountability – A DecolonizeThisPlace pamphlet for school distribution
Palestine BLM Boycott Arts – A DecolonizeThisPlace ideological liberation guidebook
The War Against The Terror Masters Michael A. Ledeen
See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad Philip Haney

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)
On February 18, 2015, Husain co-wrote an article titled “Against Amnesia: The Cultural Boycott of Israel Matters” in which he claimed that Israel “intentionally targeted homes and the infrastructure of living, such as factories and schools” during Operation Protective Edge in 2014 and accused Israel of “apartheid”, “racism”, “military experimentation on people” and “open-air prisons.” Husain’s article omitted that multiple news sources had exposed Hamas’ calculated exploitation of civilian infrastructure to attack Israel and Hamas’ use of human shields to frustrate Israel’s efforts to avoid civilian casualties in Gaza.

The BDS movement was founded by Omar Barghouti with massive Qatari investment in 2005 as an allegedly “Palestinian-led movement” to challenge “international support for Israeli apartheid and settler-colonialism.”

In 2015, Barghouti was quoted saying that “BDS aims to turn Israel into a pariah state, as South Africa once was, and to isolate its regime of oppression in order to achieve our UN-stipulated rights.” The dominant organization in the BDS Movement is the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Campaign National Committee (BNC), founded by Barghouti in 2007, during the First Palestinian Conference for the Boycott of Israel. The movement has been linked to numerous terrorist organizations and received a public endorsement from Hamas. BDS initiatives include calling on institutions and individuals to divest from Israeli-affiliated companies, promoting academic and cultural boycotts of Israel and anti-Israel rallies and protests.

The movement’s most notable achievement has been the infiltration of university campuses through lobbying for “BDS resolutions.” In these cases, student governments, backed by anti-Israel affiliates, have proposed resolutions on some form of boycott of – or divestment from – Israel and Israeli-affiliated entities. These boycott resolutions, although non-binding, have been passed by student governments on numerous North American campuses. BDS activity is often violent and disruptive. It has been noted that universities that pass BDS resolutions see a marked increase in anti-Semitic and anti-conservative incidents on campus. In 2013, when the student government of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) debated a BDS resolution, reports emerged of violent threats and the spitting on a student wearing a Star of David necklace.

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)
SJP was co-founded in 2001 at the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley) by Professors Hatem Bazian and Snehal Shingavi. Bazian served as president of the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) while studying at San Francisco State University (SFSU) and headed the Muslim Students Association (MSA) while earning his M.A. at UC Berkeley. In 2004, while the second intifada was already winding down in Israel, he called for an intifada in the United States. Shingavi, an activist tied to the International Socialist Organization (ISO), has been criticized for using his literature course as a vehicle for promoting anti-Israel propaganda. SJP has grown to become the primary student movement advancing the Palestinian national agenda on North American campuses and is the primary force behind BDS campaigns at most schools.

SJP activists frequently intimidate and harass Jewish and pro-Israel students. SJP members have physically assaulted Jewish students, aggressively disrupted pro-Israel events and vandalized communal property. SJP rallies regularly include hate-speech and chants such as “Long Live The Intifada” and “From the River to the Sea Palestine will be Free” – calls for killing Jews and for the destruction of the Jewish state. SJP chapters frequently run inflammatory campaigns against Israel and the US, including BDS resolutions, rallies, Israel-Apartheid initiatives, propaganda comparing Israel to Nazi Germany, mock checkpoints and “die-ins.” SJP chapters regularly host individuals linked to terrorist activity and speakers who use language considered anti-Semitic by the U.S. State Department.

Calling for the Annihilation of Israel
On October 4, 2015, NYC SJP wrote a statement titled “the BDS Ceiling” that conveyed the organization’s view of BDS’s ultimate purpose – to “confront and defeat Zionism” – with the goal of “the eventual establishment of a single Palestinian national state covering all of historic Palestine.”

The statement concluded that: “SJP… cannot be divorced from a larger, off-campus movement that organizes for the progressive demands of the people, regardless if those demands are related to the university.”  NYC SJP then clarified in its statement on BDS, that the movement “is not only fighting to drop israeli investments, but is fighting to change the content of the Zionist, imperialist education itself, by engaging in a struggle to liberate the university and democratically administer it to serve the oppressed communities from New York City to Palestine.”

On April 26, 2016, NYC SJP tweeted a graphic showing the map of Israel overlaid entirely with the colors of the Palestinian Flag and superimposed with the text “Je Suis One State.” The comment on the graphic read “From the river to the sea Palestine will be free.  ✊ #1948″ .

On March 1, 2015, NYC SJP members Atika Al-Bashir, Dan Cione, Nerdeen Kiswani and Leena Widdi were panel speakers in an event titled: “Revitalizing the One-State Solution.”

Supporting PFLP Terrorists
On October 18, 2015, Husain posted on Facebook an article titled “Israel, the Media and the Anatomy of a Sick Society,” which excused a then-current wave of stabbing attacks against Israelis and claimed that child terrorist Ahmed Manasra (sometimes spelled Mansara) was shot and left to die. That posting followed on a video that Husain shared on October 13, 2015, on Facebook, titled “Jewish Settlers execute 3 school children.” The description under that video claimed: “Another assassination in #Jerusalem… The Palestinian youth was shot in the head and left to bleed to death..”

Ahmed Manasra (sometimes spelled Mansara) was wounded on October 12, 2015, while he and his 15-year-old cousin, Hassan, were engaged in a stabbing spree in Jerusalem, critically wounding a 13-year-old Israeli boy and moderately wounding a 25-year-old man. The Manasras’ stabbing spree was interrupted when police shot Hassan and a passing Israeli motorist hit Ahmed, who was thereupon surrounded by enraged onlookers. Ahmed was not killed but instead taken by Israeli police for treatment at an Israeli hospital. Manasra, who admitted to investigators “I went there to stab Jews,” was later tried and convicted on two counts of attempted murder.

On July 21, 2016, NYC SJP posted on Facebook in support of Bilal Kayed. Kayed is a military operative with the the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), an internationally designated terrorist organization. Kayed was incarcerated for 14 years for terrorist operations committed during the Second Intifada, in 2002.

The PFLP pioneered aircraft hijackings as a high-profile means of drawing attention to their movement, most notably with the capture of an Air France plane in 1976. The hijackers flew the plane to Entebbe, Uganda where they separated nearly 100 Jewish passengers from the others – and threatened to execute one per hour. Israel, however, launched a successful commando raid to rescue the hostages. The PFLP also claimed “credit” for the November 18, 2014 Har Nof synagogue massacre – where PFLP operatives murdered six people in a Jerusalem Synagogue with a gun, axes and a butcher knife, during morning prayers. PFLP Gaza leader, Hani Thawbta, stated: “We declare full responsibility of the PFLP for the execution of this heroic operation…”

Praised by a Terrorist Organization
On January 10, 2017, Husain posted on Facebook a photograph of passenger vehicles moving down an Israeli Highway and two Palestinians standing above. Husain commented: “Two Palestinian youth targeting an Israeli army jeep with rocks today. Resistance is everyday. #decolonizethisplace”

On October 9, 2015, the Progressive Student Labor Front (PSLF) in Gaza – an organization politically linked to the PLFP – issued a statement via the PFLP website showing solidarity with their “comrades,” NYC SJP.

The statement praised NYC SJP for leading “a march through the streets of New York calling for ‘Intifada’ and the liberation of Palestine…” The statement went on to say: ” We urge the development and escalation of BDS campaigns at an international level just as we urge the escalation of resistance in all forms and all means here in Palestine ….” and ended with an affirmation that the PSLF is “proud to call them [NYC SJP]…comrades in the struggle for the liberation of Palestine.”

Condemning Interfaith Dialogue
On January 10, 2016, Husain posted on Facebook an article titled “The Hidden Dangers of Interfaith Discussions on Palestine and Israel” (which has now mysteriously disappeared from the Huffington Post website) condemning the Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI), sponsored by the Shalom Hartman Institute. MLI was founded by Imam Abdullah Antepli, the first Muslim chaplain at Duke University, as an educational program for Muslim Americans to “understand why Jews believe what they believe, how Jews see their history, why Jews are so attached to this contested strip of land (Israel) – and thus to better engage with American Jews.” According to Antepli, MLI aimed “to put mainstream North American Jewry in conversation with their Muslim counterparts.”

In August 2013, Husain signed a statement hosted on the Al-Awda NY website to express “firm opposition to the resumption of bilateral Israeli/Palestinian negotiations under U.S. auspices in Washington DC, today, July 29.”

Beer for my horses – Toby Keith ft. Willie Nelson
Well a man come on the 6 o’clock news
Said somebody’s been shot, somebody’s been abused
Somebody blew up a building, somebody stole a car
Somebody got away, somebody didn’t get too far yeah
They didn’t get too far

Grandpappy told my pappy, back in my day, son
A man had to answer for the wicked that he done
Take all the rope in Texas find a tall oak tree,
Round up all them bad boys hang them high in the street
For all the people to see

That justice is the one thing you should always find
You got to saddle up your boys, you got to draw a hard line
When the gun smoke settles we’ll sing a victory tune
And we’ll all meet back at the local saloon
We’ll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing
Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses

We got too many gangsters doing dirty deeds
Too much corruption, and crime in the streets
It’s time the long arm of the law put a few more in the ground
Send ’em all to their maker and he’ll settle ’em down
You can bet he’ll set ’em down

‘Cause justice is the one thing you should always find
You got to saddle up your boys, you got to draw a hard line
When the gun smoke settles we’ll sing a victory tune
We’ll all meet back at the local saloon
And we’ll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing
Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses
Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses

You know justice is the one thing you should always find
You got to saddle up your boys, you got to draw a hard line
When the gun smoke settles we’ll sing a victory tune
And we’ll all meet back at the local saloon
And we’ll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing
Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses
Singing whiskey for my men, beer for my horses

Muslim fraternitati fieri delenda est!

Copyright 2020 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

In God We Trust

In God We Trust Signs

One of the pervasive proofs for the strong affinity between Judeo-Christian ethics and the role that these principles played in the formation of American political consciousness is the national motto “In God We Trust”. This inscription is engraved on our currency. It’s inscribed on the pediment above the Speaker’s podium in Congress. It’s featured on dozens of public buildings and schools across the country. It’s printed on police cars and stamps. It’s on official state documents and generously sprinkled throughout historical speeches. It’s placed over the judge’s bench in many of our courts and it’s even featured on license plates in several states. A 2016 Gallup poll found that the majority of Americans support this motto, with close to 90% of those surveyed saying they also approve of the inscription on our currency.

In God We Trust in Congress
Image 1: The “In God We Trust” motto in congress

Despite its ubiquity and popularity, this motto has been under attack and the subject of repeated challenges in court for the past 40 years. The leading argument has been that its use violates the first amendment clause of the constitution. The use of the motto has also been actively opposed by the majority of progressive civil liberties groups on ideological grounds.

Another leading contemporary argument against the use of the “In God We Trust” is the proposition that the founders were secularists who deliberately chose the Latin phrase E pluribus unum (from many to one) because they were political inclusivists who wanted to extract religious language and symbolism from state affairs. In this post, I’ll briefly review the history of the motto, it’s deep connection to the American psyche, and refute the secularist founders argument.

A Brief History of the ‘…Trust in God’ Phraseology  
More than two thousand years before the term made its way into our political iconography and phraseology it was already in wide circulation. The primary source for the phrase and its permutations is the Hebrew Bible. The term appears in a number of books including:

Psalm 40:4
And He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God; many shall see, and fear, and shall trust in GOD.
וַיִּתֵּן בְּפִי, שִׁיר חָדָשׁ–תְּהִלָּה לֵאלֹהֵינוּ:יִרְאוּ רַבִּים וְיִירָאוּ;יִבְטְחוּ, בַּיהוָה

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in GOD with all your heart, and lean not upon your own understanding.
בְּטַח אֶל-יְהוָה, בְּכָל-לִבֶּךָ;וְאֶל-בִּינָתְךָ, אַל-תִּשָּׁעֵן

Proverbs 29:25
The fear of man brings a snare; but who so putt his trust in GOD shall be set up on high.
חֶרְדַּת אָדָם, יִתֵּן מוֹקֵשׁ;וּבוֹטֵחַ בַּיהוָה יְשֻׂגָּב

Psalm 40:5
Happy is the man that has made GOD his trust, and has not turned unto the arrogant, nor unto such as fall away treacherously.
 אַשְׁרֵי הַגֶּבֶר–אֲשֶׁר-שָׂם יְהוָה, מִבְטַחוֹ;וְלֹא-פָנָה אֶל-רְהָבִים, וְשָׂטֵי כָזָב

Psalm 73:28
But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all Thy works. 
 וַאֲנִי, קִרְבַת אֱלֹהִים–לִי-טוֹב:שַׁתִּי, בַּאדֹנָי יְהוִה מַחְסִי;לְסַפֵּר, כָּל-מַלְאֲכוֹתֶיךָ

Psalm 118:8
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
טוֹב, לַחֲסוֹת בַּיהוָה–מִבְּטֹחַ, בָּאָדָם 

During the English civil war, Oliver Cromwell’s army went into battle with banners adorned with a variation of the phrase including terms such as:

“Jehova [God] will provide”, “God with Us”, “God For Us”, “if God is With Us, Who Shall Be Against
Us”, “God’s Law”, and “The Word of God”

Crowell is also credited in an 1834 poem titled “Oliver’s Advice” with the phrase:
“Trust in God, my boys, and keep you powder dry”.

Oliver Cromwell In G-D We Trust
Image 1: June 14, 1645, Cromwell’s army marching to the Battle of Naseby (image from the 1970 movie Cromwell by Columbia Pictures)

In America, 125 years later, just prior to the revolution, there were a number of hymns and manuscripts that used this and similar terms. In the 1770 The New England Psalm Singer songbook which contained an hymn titled “Chester” by William Billings. In 1778, Billings wrote a second version of the hymn in his The Singing Master’s Assistant . This version was sung during the American Revolutionary War.

In God We Trust Up-Biblum God Cambridge 1663 & 1661 Early Bible Printing
Image 2: Early American bible titled “In God We Trust” printed in Cambridge in 1663

The first stanza of this hymn contained a verse similar to the motto we use today:

Let tyrants shake their iron rod,
And Slav’ry clank her galling chains,
We fear them not,
we trust in God,
New England’s God forever reigns.

Howe and Burgoyne and Clinton too,
With Prescot and
Cornwallis join’d,
Together plot our Overthrow,
In one Infernal league combin’d.

When God inspir’d us for the fight,
Their ranks were broke, their lines were forc’d,
Their ships were Shatter’d in our sight,
Or swiftly driven from our Coast.

The Foe comes on with haughty Stride;
Our troops advance with martial noise,
Their Vet’rans flee before our Youth,
And Gen’rals yield to beardless Boys.

What grateful Off’ring shall we bring?
What shall we render to the Lord?
Loud Halleluiahs let us Sing,
And praise his name on ev’ry Chord.

An example of a pre-revolutionary era manuscript that illustrates the co-dependency of the pre-republic on G-d is the July 1774 Draft of Instructions to the Virginia Delegates in the Continental Congress written by the future president Thomas Jefferson which contained the following lines:

“The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time”  and ”Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are of God?”

A similar phrase “In God is Our Trust” can also be found in the 4th stanza of the 1812 broadside the “Defence of Fort M’Henry“, a poem that later became our national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner”.

Defence of Fort M'Henry
Image 3
: Francis Scott Key’s poem the “Defence of Fort M’Henry”

The Need for a Religious National Motto
In 1776, work began on the design of the official seals for the new nation. The seal was to be used to formalize legal documents and international treaties. When John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson—the committee of three appointed to the task by the Continental Congress—submitted a design for the seal it included three mottos.

One of these three Annuit coeptis (G-d favors our undertakings) had an unmistakable religious tone. The other two: E pluribus unum (from many to one) and Novus ordo seclorum (new order of the ages) emphasized the republican aspects of the new nation. 

The motto “In God We Trust” began its rise to prominence as both a religious and political device during the Civil War. This was in response to the war’s carnage and horror following the terrible losses in the war’s first few months. According to US treasury documents, the genealogy of the motto on our currency can be traced back to an appeal written to Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase by Rev. Mark R. Watkinson, a Baptist minister from Ridleyville, Pennsylvania. In the letter dated November 13, 1861 Watkinson expressed concern about the absence of any reference to G-d on the country’s currency. He wrote:

Ridleyville, Pennsylvania, to Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase:

You are about to submit your annual report to Congress respecting the affairs of the national finances. One fact touching our currency has hitherto been seriously overlooked. I mean the recognition of the Almighty God in some form in our coins. You are probably a Christian. What if our Republic were now shattered beyond reconstruction? Would not the antiquaries of succeeding centuries rightly reason from our past that we were a heathen nation?

What I propose is that instead of the goddess of liberty we shall have next inside the 13 stars a ring inscribed with the words ” perpetual union” ; within this ring the all seeing eye, crowned with a halo; beneath this eye the American flag, bearing in its field stars equal to the number of the States united; in the folds of the bars the words “God, liberty, law.” This would make a beautiful coin, to which no possible citizen could object.

This would relieve us from the ignominy of heathenism. This would place us openly under the Divine protection we have personally claimed. From my heart I have felt our national shame in disowning God as not the least of our present national disasters. To you first I address a subject that must be agitated.

In January 1862, Rev. Watkinson followed with a second letter stating:

“Dear Sir:
Will you allow a few suggestions respecting the devices upon our American coins? Is it not a burning shame that this far in our national history our coins have been so thoroughly heathenish?

Suppose our governmental fabric were now dissolved [due to the civil war]; suppose in a future era some antiquary searching among the ruins of our public edifices, even of our churches, would alight upon the corner stone memorials of them; would he not justly pronounce us an idolatrous people, worshipping [sic] the “goddess of liberty;” and perchance pantheistic also, so far as to worship eagles?

Can God, the eternal arbiter of national destiny, have been pleased with this displacement and superseding of Himself?

As a result of a nationwide campaign and the appeals from clergy and multitudes of individuals, Secretary Chase instructed James Pollock, Director of the mint at Philadelphia, to prepare a befitting motto.

Rev. Watkinson second letter to the Secretary of the treasury Chase
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: Rev. Watkinson’s second letter to Secretary of the Treasury Chase

Finalizing the Motto’s Verbiage
In November 20, 1861, Chase addressed the following letter to James Pollock, Director of the Mint in Philadelphia:

Dear Sir: No nation can be strong except in the strength of God, or safe except in His defense. The trust of our people in God should be declared on our national coins.

You will cause a device to be prepared without unnecessary delay with a motto expressing in the fewest and tersest words possible this national recognition.

And on that with the shield, it should be changed so as to read: IN GOD WE TRUST.”

In December 1863, the mint Director Pollock submitted designs for new one-cent, two-cent, and three-cent coins to Secretary Chase for approval. Pollock proposed the following two motto variations:

“Our Country; Our God” and “God Our Trust”, which he took from a line (“And this be our motto: In God is our trust”) from the fourth stanza of the “Star-Spangled Banner”.  Interestingly, Pollock referred to the poem as “our National Hymn”. In a December 9, 1863 letter to Mint Director Pollock, Secretary Chase replied:

I approve your mottos, only suggesting that on that with the Washington obverse the motto should begin with the word Our, so as to read Our God and Our Country”

After some additional back-and-forth, the phrase was eventually finalized as “In God We Trust”. Legislation for adding the motto was passed in April 22, 1864, and US coinage widely adopted the motto in 1865.

The Ideology Behind the Motto
Creating the new motto was an exercise in religious nationalism. The war rekindled the flame of a religious revival in the North and South armies with both sides calling on G-d for guidance. When the Confederate States of America wrote their own constitution, its preamble read as follows:

“We, the people of the Confederate States, each State acting in its sovereign and independent character, in order to form a permanent federal government, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity—invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God—do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Confederate States of America.”

Constitution of the Confederate States of America
Image 5: The preamble to the confederate constitution

Many northern clergy reacted to the confederate constitution by calling for the federal leaders in DC to make a similar religious statement.

The Steady Growth in the Motto’s Popularity
The motto was intended to deliver the message that the United States was a nation of believers, and it that spirit, it appeared on some of the coins in 1864, about a year before the end of the war.

But, not everyone celebrated the new phrase. The New York Times, in true character to its MO, campaigned against it calling it a “new form of national worship”, describing “such tract-printing by the government as “always improper” and asking Americans “to carry our religion—such as it is—in our hearts and not in our pockets”.

Five years after the war, the motto was added to other denominations and with the increased circulation it gained more popularity and made its way into everyday use. By the 1870s, many Americans were already referring to “In God We Trust” as “our nation’s motto”. Moreover, it quickly became associated not only with the country’s currency, but also with our political culture. By the 1880s, the slogan was adopted by many groups such as Masonic orders in decorating their lodges.

IN GOD WE TRUSTon the 1864 Two-cent piece
Image 6: First appearance of “IN GOD WE TRUST” on the 1864 two-cent piece

Further, Prohibitionists embraced it as an unofficial motto for their movement. Activists across the political spectrum from pacifists to nativists made use of it. Political parties utilized it to lend credence to their case. In the election of 1896, for example, with the free silver political debate, Bryan Democrats charged their Republican opponents with seeking to change “In God We Trust” to “In Gold We Trust”, while McKinley Republicans responded that if Bryan won, “In God We Trust” would mean only that the coin holder could “trust in God for the balance due”.

1896 McKinley & Hobart In Gold We Trust Badge
Image 7: 1896 McKinley & Hobart “In Gold We Trust” Badge

By the close of the nineteenth century, “In God We Trust” had taken on universal religious and political meanings. The motto’s character was embraced by all religious streams, Protestant,  Catholic and Jewish alike. In 1883, the Reverend William Harris of Garrison Avenue Congregational Church in St. Louis told a multi-congregation Thanksgiving Day service how “In God we Trust” was “stamped on the coins of our country” and how he “hoped to God the same motto was stamped upon the hearts of the American people”.

In the Reconstruction era, “In God We Trust” emerged as the common ground for national reconciliation. In less than fifty years since its creation, the new motto was as revered as the American flag and became the core of the American civil religion

In 1893, Boston’s Congregation Ohavei Sholom (the Lovers of Peace) marked its fiftieth anniversary with a celebration attended by the Mayor of Boston and the Governor of Massachusetts, featuring a sermon by Rabbi Joseph Silverman on America’s “liberty and good will” toward the Jewish people and the singing of a special hymn, titled “In God We Trust”, written for the occasion.

Removing the Motto from the Currency
Interestingly, the biggest challenge to the motto came not from atheists or a progressives but rather from a religious statesmen who had given several speeches urging the American public to read the Bible regularly. Theodore Roosevelt had long felt that placing G-d’s name on the currency was a sacrilege because it was an object of greed and materialism.

Roosevelt saw his opportunity in 1907 when a new coin was being designed. He directed the mint’s artist to omit the motto which had been on coins for over fifty years by that time. His decision would evoke heated debates across the country, uniting preachers, rabbis, politicians, and ordinary citizens around the meaning of the motto and its status as a sacred and secular symbol.

The debate only lasted a few months but in the process, Roosevelt become the the first and last national political leader to question the use of the motto. Roosevelt, attempting to emulate the elegance of European coins, instructed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to create new designs for the new ten- and twenty-dollar dollar currency. Saint-Gaudens suggested that extraneous inscriptions including “In God We Trust” be removed, and Roosevelt agreed. He then authorized the Director of the Mint to issue the coins without the motto. The first of these coins went into circulation in 1907, only to be met by immediate criticism.

Roosevelt tried to defend his action by releasing a letter in which he described “In God We Trust” as a sacred symbol, a “solemn” statement of faith that “should be treated and uttered only with that fine reverence which necessarily implies a certain exaltation of spirit.” He argued that it was appropriate to place the motto on the nation’s monuments and public buildings but not on anything as common as its currency. To “leave it on [the currency] would be nothing less than “irreverence, which comes dangerously close to sacrilege”. But that was too late, the flood gates of national consensus around the motto were wide open.

Among the first to take on Roosevelt were Presbyterian leaders who denounced the design of the new coin and condemned the President’s actions and called on “all Christian ministers” to join the “fight to the bitter end for the restoration of the old motto”. In Chicago, Catholic clergy were united in their stand against removing the motto. In Baltimore, a minister preaching a sermon opposing the change convinced his congregation to petition Congress to restore the inscription. In the South, Methodist conferences passed resolutions calling on the President to rescind his order and maintain the motto on the country’s coins. Most arguments for reinstating the motto were that it was a religious statement, a clear expression of America’s belief in G-d. To strip it represented forgetting and repudiating G-d and attacking American embrace of religion.

In demanding the motto’s return, many argued that its purpose on currency was to provide a spiritual disinfectant to the otherwise corruptible worlds of investment, commerce, and trade. Boston’s Rabbi M. M. Eichler wrote that the motto should be seen as a means to overcome the growing gap between “the domain of God and the domain of gold” by reminding everyone “that all blessings come from God”.

As the debates raged on, the motto gained the support of the general public. Its promoters became more emboldened as congregants began to express strong opposition to the President’s decision. Faith-based organizations such as the Gideons mobilized in support of the motto and were joined by an coalition of civic, patriotic, and veterans groups that included chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Finally, by 1908, Roosevelt realized his defeat and performed a strategic retreat, announcing that he would not veto any bill in congress to reestablish the motto on American currency.

At that point, the motto was set in stone. A House committee wrote a bill recommending that it be restored to the country’s coins. Charles G. Edwards (D-GA) wrote “the Methodist, the Baptist, the Presbyterian, the Catholic, the Hebrews, the Episcopal, in fact all churches, all creeds, who have a belief in God, are as one in the opinion that it was a great mistake to ever have removed this motto from our coins”. Washington Gardner (R-MI) spoke about the motto’s importance for national reconciliation. He wrote “We of the North join hands with you of the South and say, your God is our God, as your people are our people”.

In 1956, after 48 years of uninterrupted use, and two years after incorporating the phrase “under God” into the pledge of allegiance, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law officially declaring “In God We Trust” to be the nation’s official motto. The law, P.L. 84-140, also mandated that the phrase be now printed on all American paper currency.

Since the 1960, in spite of numerous challenges, the Supreme Court uphold the motto, which remains the official expression of US government to this day.

The Motto in the Post Modern Era
Through extensive litigation over recent years, the progressive movement has been promoting the argument that “In God We Trust” should not be our national motto because we have now become a pluralistic society.  

To all of you post modernists/revisionist cauldron stirrers hard at work boiling hedonistic atheism as the nourishment for the new American Socialist Democracy, you may want to go back and examine the primary sources from the Revolutionary era. These days, much is being said about the separation of church and state and the removal of G-d from all public life. But as is abundantly clear from the writings of our founding fathers, there was never a doubt in their mind as to the role that G-d played in the formation of the American republic and his continued involvement in its future welfare. Let’s pray that future generations will remember our dependency on the divine. Or as George Washington wrote in 1792:

To John Armstrong

(Private)

Dear Sir,Philad. March 11th 1792

“…I am sure there never was a people who had more reason to acknowledge a divine interposition in their affairs than those of the United States; and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency which was so often manifested during our Revolution—or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them.

Your friendly wishes for my happiness and prosperity are received with gratitude—and are sincerely reciprocated by Dear Sir, Your affectionate & obed. Servt

Go: Washington

LB, DLC:GW.

From George Washington to John Armstrong, 11 March 1792
Image 8
: George Washington to John Armstrong, March 11, 1792 in regards to G-d’s role in the establishment of the Untied States and its future welfare

Sources and References:
George Washington to John Armstrong, March 11, 1792George Washington Papers
From George Washington to John Armstrong, 11 March 1792 – National Archives
The Eagle and the Shield – A History of the Great Seal of the United States – page 514
Defence of Fort M’Henry – The poem that became the “The Star-Spangled Banner”
The U.S. National Motto & the Contested Concept of Civil Religion – Michael Lienesch

The Complex Personality of Rev. Watkinson – by Roger W. Burdette 
“On November 25, 1860, in a sermon from his pulpit, Rev. Watkinson let his people know where he stood. He declared himself forthrightly in favor of the course of the South, and in opposition to the views of abolitionists. The sermon created a sensation; many people were overjoyed and called for a church conference that evening to request a copy of the sermon”

“When the Virginia Legislature passed a secession bill in April 1861, rioting and violence
threatened Portsmouth. The United States flag was torn down on April 20, 1861. Ships were burnt in the Gosport Navy Yard in nearby Norfolk – the region seemed in open rebellion. Apparently, some of the violence was directed at Rev. Watkinson and his family due to his position in the community. His family was in danger and he quickly sent his wife and children northward by steamer.”

“As the last boat was about to leave for the North on April 23, 1861, he stepped aboard leaving behind his church and congregation. There were many harsh words about his disloyalty to Virginia, and the inconsistency of his sermon versus his act of abandoning Portsmouth.”

“The next Sunday afternoon 19-year Annie M. Cox [one of Watkinson parishioners] wrote in her diary:

1861 – APRIL 28TH Sabbath afternoon. I did not go to church this morning as it commenced raining just about church time. Pa went down but there was no preaching. Alas! We are now left without a pastor. Mr. Watkinson has taken his departure, gone north & sent a letter of resignation to the church. I think it would have been much more manly & better for him if he had resigned before he left. I am very sorry that he has acted thus & that is after preaching and talking so much against abolitionists to go right among them. But we cannot judge him. God alone knoweth the heart.

1890 Director Edward Leach “In God We Trust” Letter – Based on research by Roger W. Burdette

“1890 letter from Director Edward Leech responding to a congressman’s inquiry on the origin of “In God We Trust” on U.S. coinage. The motto first appeared on the two-cent piece in 1864, although pattern pieces dated 1863 alternately employed GOD AND COUNTRY, GOD OUR TRUST, and IN GOD WE TRUST. The adoption of “In God We Trust” is one of the better documented design changes within United States coinage and is traced back to a November 13, 1861 letter from Rev. Mark Watkinson of Ridleyville, PA to Secretary of the Treasury Salmon Chase, urging acknowledgement of Almighty God on American coinage.

Watkinson’s original proposal was much different than that eventually adopted: “What I propose is that instead of the goddess of Liberty we shall have next inside the thirteen stars, a ring inscribed with the words perpetual union. Within this ring the all-seeing eye, crowned with a halo. Beneath this eye the American flag, bearing in its fields stars equal to the number of the States United. In the fields of the bars the words God, liberty, law.”

1890 letter from Director Edward Leech responding to a congressman’s inquiry on the origin of “In God We Trust
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: Mint Director Leech’s letter to Alabama congressman Joseph Wheeler, 6/12/1890

   
Oliver’s Advice

The night is gathering gloomily, the day is closing fast—

The tempest flaps his raven wings in loud and angry blast;

The thunder clouds are driving athwart the lurid sky—

But, “put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry.”*

 

There was a day when loyalty was hail’d with honour due,

Out banner the protection wav’d to all the good and true—

And gallant hearts beneath its folds were link’d in honour’s tie,

We put our trust in God, my boys, and we kept our powder dry.

 

When Treason bar’d her bloody arm, and madden’d round the land,

For king, and laws, and order fair, we drew the ready brand;

Our gathering spell was William’s name—our word was, “do or die,”

And still we put our trust in God, and kept our powder dry.

 

But now, alas! a wondrous change has come the nation o’er,

And worth and gallant services remember’d are no more,

And, crush’d beneath oppression’s weight, in chains of grief we lie—

But put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry.

 

Forth starts the spawn of Treason, the ’scap’d of ninety-eight,

To bask in courtly favour, and seize the helm of state—

E’en they whose hands are reeking yet with murder’s crimson dye—

But put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry.

 

They come, whose deeds incarnadin’d the Slaney’s silver wave—

They come, who to the foreign foe the hail of welcome gave;

He comes, the open rebel fierce—he comes the Jesuit sly;

But put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry.

 

They come, whose counsels wrapp’d the land in foul rebellious flame,

Their hearts unchastened by remorse, their cheeks unting’d by shame.

Be still, be still, indignant heart—be tearless, too, each eye,

And put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry.

 

The Pow’r that led his chosen, by pillar’d cloud and flame,

Through parted sea and desert waste, that Pow’r is still the same.

He fails not—He, the loyal hearts that firm on him rely—

So put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry.

 

The Pow’r that nerv’d the stalwart arms of Gideon’s chosen few,

The Pow’r that led the great William, Boyne’s reddening torrent through—

In his protecting aid confide, and every foe defy—

Then put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry.

 

Already see the star of hope emits its orient blaze,

The cheering beacon of relief it glimmers thro’ the haze.

It tells of better days to come, it tells of succour nigh,

Then put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry.

 

See, see along the hills of Down its rising glories spread,

But brightest beams its radiance from Donard’s lofty head.**

Clanbrassil’s vales are kindling wide, and “Roden” is the cry—

Then put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry.

 

Then cheer ye hearts of loyalty, nor sink in dark despair

Our banner shall again unfold its glories to the air.

The storm that raves the wildest, the soonest passes by;

Then put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry.

 

For “happy homes,” for “altars free,” we grasp the ready sword,

For freedom, truth, and for our God’s unmutilated word.

These, these the war-cry of our march, our hope the Lord on high;

Then put your trust in God my boys, and keep your powder dry.

 

Bannside, Nov. 1st. FITZ STEWART.

Originally published in The Dublin University Magazine by “Fitz Stewart” (pseudonym of William Blacker)

 

Copyright 2020 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

The Fifth Column and the Pro-Iran Movement in the US

The Fifth Column in the USA

Within hours of the news that the Iranian Quds force commander, Qassem Soleimani, was killed there were over 200 US-wide pro-Iran demonstrations. These well-attended events were organized exclusively by the Red Green Alliance, an amalgam of communist/socialist/black militant and Muslim organizations. The bulk of the red part of this alliance was represented by the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) and ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism). The green element of the alliance included a number of Islamic organizations such as CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) and several of its affiliate Muslim Brotherhood groups, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, Black Lives Matter, and representatives Rashida Tlaib, Keith Ellison, and Ilhan Omar. 

Pro-Iran Marches in the US 2020
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: A map of some of the January 4, 2020 Pro-Iran demonstrations in the US: Source MoveOn.org Civic Action

Evaluating the demonstration timeline, it is remarkable just how quickly the activists responded to the call to hit the streets. In the 24 hours between the news of Soleimani’s death on January 3rd and the early morning of January 4th, when the boots were on the ground, the organizers pulled all-nighters, printing and mounting thousands of signs and banners. They also solved complex logistic problems of transportation, food, and communications—all hallmarks of an efficient bureaucracy and well-funded organization.

Running a people count analytic on dozens of videos from these rallies showed large crowds in most of the rally locations. In the event outside of the White House, there were about 1,000 demonstrators; in Boston, around 500; in New Haven, Connecticut, about 150; in Las Angeles, about 450.

In most of these demonstration, their pre-event activity on social media indicated that the ANSWER Coalition had coordinated these rallies with CAIR and other US Muslim affiliates. The analysis of the content of the speeches shows that the majority of the speakers promoted a pro-Iranian political agenda (despite the fact that many of organizations claimed to be non-profits and dedicated to US civil rights activity). The common theme across these events was “the need to fight the unlawful actions of the United States Middle East” and “US withdrawal from Iraq”. Listening to these speeches, it seemed that this foreign policy agenda was more aligned with the role of foreign agents than domestic civil rights activists.

US Wide Pro-Iran Demonstrations
Image 2: US-wide pro-Iran demonstrations began immediately after Soleimani’s death

The Mystery Behind the Activists and their Motivation
Despite the wealth of evidence about the organizations behind these rallies, very little is known about the actual individual activists and organizers and their motivation for attending these events. For example, what can possibly bind an extremist Muslim female who wears a hijab, prays 5 times a day, leads a strict monogamous life style, and affirms the supremacy of Allah and his prophet to a fellow female atheist demonstrator who takes selfies on the toilet, participates in orgies, and worships Satan?

Two Pro-Iran Female Activists
Image 3: Two activist types sharing the stage during the pro-Iran demonstrations

There are a number of possible explanations for the pervasiveness of these pro-Iran rallies. One could be that there is indeed a nationwide population that genuinely spends their days worrying about the wellbeing of Iranian mullahs and the leadership of the revolutionary guard. Every few weeks they become overwhelmed by the need to take a few days off from school/work and march in sub zero temperatures waving Iranian flags and chanting their support for an arch terrorist like Soleimani. On the other hand, these rallies could be influence operations that are being orchestrated by foreign governments using front US civil rights organizations (which they formed/took over, finance, and control) to do their political bidding.

It is a difficult problem to crack because just evaluating the swarms of people in these events doesn’t provide the deep context and only shows a random mixture of individuals and what on the surface appears like a genuine grassroots movement. 

A Note About Using AI Based Analytics
I received a number of comments about the invasive nature of AI and face recognition. Just like any other form of advanced tech, AI based analytics can be a double edged sword. The weaponization of AI by Google and the social media platforms to purge content and users and promote false information via their affiliated ‘fact checkers’ is already common practice. The continuation of this trend and its autocatalytic reinforcement by MSM has the real potential of ushering a dystopian age. This would be a terrifying hybrid of Orwell’s vision of 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World where only a small cast of the privileged control information and knowledge. But at the same time, AI democratizes intelligence gathering and analysis and gives us the power to stop this process and expose the bad actors and their influence networks. AI is also very efficient in identifying information warfare campaigns by accurately pinpointing their sources, methods, and perpetrators.

It is said that sarcasm is an effective tool in striping the thin veneer of hypocrisy. AI based analytics can have the same ‘disinfecting’ effect on our justice system, politics, and public discourse, it all depends on how we choose to apply it.

Winning this information battle may seem impossible, but Ecclesiastes teaches us that “the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong”. As 1 Samuel 17:1-51 suggests, faith and the ability to improvise, adapt, and overcome can be the pebble in the ultimate technology slingshot against giants the likes of Google and MSM.

The Search Strategy
My strategy for uncovering the sources of the pro-Iran demonstrations was to conduct detailed video analytics on these rallies and then use a variety of OSINT, CYBINT/DNINT, FININT and data enrichment methods to develop a comprehensive dossier about the individual participants and their social and professional networks. Once I had this data, I could then derive some of the ideological, financial, and motivational drivers for participating in these events.

AI based video, audio, and big data analytics can help answer these types of complex questions by automatically and efficiently performing massive linkage based searches and by breaking-down the anonymity that comes with swarming crowds and masked activists. The wealth of footage and imagery on social media and news coverage of the current and previous demonstrations makes it possible to perform extensive amount of machine learning (ML).

Based on these factors, my approach was to first perform a comprehensive classification of the people and objects in each crowd. Once I had the inventory and a catalog of these objects, I then broke the swarm of protesters into sub-groups using a variety of analytics such as ethnicity, age, and gender classification. Following this sub-grouping, I identified each individual using face recognition and several other fusion techniques.

20-30 Year Old White Male Demonstrators
Image 4: Sample classification of “20-30 year old male” activists
 
ANSWER and PSL Overweight Female Demonstrators
Image 5: Sample ‘body type’ classification of female activists. Duplicates detections are the result of using multiple image sources for the same event

ANSWER and PSL 20-30 Year Old Female Demonstrators
Image 6: Sample classification of “20-30 year old female” activists

Next, I compiled profiles for each individual using enrichment from multiple data sources. This collection was fed into a data warehouse and was then cleaned and given a canonical form. After that, I used various business intelligence tools to produce a dossier for each actor and their networks. The final product was groups and individual profiles that included political affiliation, social, and professional network, financial and socioeconomic indicators such as wealth, education, criminal background, political and sexual orientation, lifestyle, and a high level personality type classification.

Sample Classification Grouping
Image 7: A few samples of the 62 types of image classification categories derived from the video and imagery of the pro-Iran demonstrations in the US

The Search Objectives
My objective in this search was not to unmask any specific activist. The goal rather was to identify ‘prototypes’ of individual and their organizational linkages. During the search, the AI cataloged the identity of about 517K individuals made up of the activists and their family, social and professional networks. For illustrative purposes, I only used a handful of the results in this post as case studies. Certain content like sex acts, drug use, and violence that relates to the entities presented here has been either masked or excluded from the imagery.

The Solution Framework
Illustration 1 contains details about some of the system components and solution architecture that I’ve used in this project. You can also find more information about two similar projects in my posts: Military Romantic Scams – The Theory and Practice and the Mechanics of Deception.

The Architecture
Illustration 1: System components and solution architecture

To conduct the video analytics and the data analytics, I’ve utilized the following tools:

The Analysis Process
A note about the statistics: the numbers provided in the following summaries are based on specific data points. For example, the criteria to determine the number of individuals who consumed alcohol was that they had to appear in imagery holding a drink, consumed a drink, or have references in writing (by themselves or others) to their drinking habits. There was no attempt to derive their alcohol consumption habits from sources like a group photo at a bar. That said, all of the figures provided have a margin of error and could be either higher or lower. The utilization of  statistical sampling in this case was done for the purposes of general trend identification.

The search results yield over 13K directly linked individuals to the demonstrations, about 517K individuals in total that comprise their social and professional networks, and about 64K video objects (hats, banners, megaphones, etc.). The record of each individual and organization was enriched form multiple online sources such as the ones found in Table 1:

 # Enrichment Data Sources
1 WhatsApp, Messenger, Skype, Telegram, Viber, MeetMe, Discord
2 News and media archives, Quora, Ask, Spreely
3 Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat, Pinterest, Flickr
5 Tik Tok, YouTube, Meetup, vine, Tout, Vero
6 Ashley Madison, PornHub, Tinder, POF, SeekingAgreement, OkCupid, Zoosk, Victoria
Milan, Badoo, Craigslist, eHarmondy, Elite Singles, Parship, eDarling, Be2, Blendr,
CoffeMeets Bagel, Meetic, Lovoo, SpeedDate, Tagged
7 LexisNexis, D&B, Background, Public and Court Records
8 Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Amazon
9 Reddit, Google+, Ask, Foursquare, StumbleUpon, The-dots, Kiwibox, Delicious, Snapfish,
Flixster, Care2, CafeMom, Ravelry, Nextdoor, Wayn, CelluFun, Classmates, MyHarritage,
LiveJournal, Friendster, GaiaOnline, We Heart It, Buzznet, DeviantArt, Twitch, Github, Imgur
Stack Overflow, Discord, Steam, Medium, IGN Boards, MyLife

Table 1: Sampling of the data enrichment sources used in searching and building individual and organization profiles and dossiers

To be considered as a valid entry in the database, the record had to comply with the following  enrichment roles:

  1. Record that could not be enriched (for the lack of matches) was ignored in the final report.
  2. Duplicate records (e.g. same individual with two different names) were consolidated into the ‘richer’ of the two record.
  3. To be considered valid, each record had to be cross matched through face recognition, phone number, and/or address.
  4. The criteria for reporting about an individual was that they first had to be positively identified with at least 89% certainty or higher.

The Results
Analyzing the data yielded a well structured organizational hierarchy. What on the surface seems like local grassroots organizations with a random mixture of activist race, gender, age, and vocation turned out to be a hub and spoke enterprise with well defined roles and responsibilities. The centralized nature of the leadership of these rallies is supported by a wide range of evidence. These include: instructions when to initiate a protest, the messaging that should be promoted, specifications for props (signs, banners, masks, etc.), contacts with MSM to arrange media coverage, and coordination with local and national supportive politicians.

Regardless of the rally location and the makeup of the local demonstrators, the speeches and messaging was uniform and had identical talking points. As can be seen from the following word cloud comprised of speeches from 6 different rallies across the US, some of the reoccurring topics were: “Impeachment”, “American Aggression”, “Trump Wants War”, “No War with Iran”, “Occupation of Iraq”, “War for Oil”, “Imperialism”, “American Aggression”, “US out of the Middle East”, and “Islamophobia”.

Word Cloud of Pro-Iran Rallies
Image 8: The word cloud of the pro-Iran speeches in 6 rallies across the US  

The Organizational Hierarchy
Despite the varied geographical locations of the rallies, the hierarchy and structure of the  organization responsible for the demonstrations was identical and can be roughly divided into these three categories:

  1. National Leaders – Dictates the ideology and political orientation of any rally
  2. National and Local Organizers – Mobilizes the troops, handles the logistics, and interacts with the media and politicians
  3. Local Activists – The human biomass and boots on the ground

Just some Faces in the Crowd
Image 9: A sampling cross section of the Red Green alliance Leaders, Organizers, and Activists

The Leaders
The overwhelming number (93%) of the Leaders that ordered the mobilization of the Organizers and Activists and dictated the agenda for the rallies came from US based Islamic organizations. The leading one was CAIR.

These Leaders have family connections in the Middle East and periodically travel there on pleasure and business. Over 87% of the Leaders are engaged in some form of US lobby activity on behalf of a Middle Eastern country. The nature of the lobbing is mostly related to promoting the interests of an Islamic fundamentalist party and is associated with either Turkey, Iran, Qatar, Libya, and Algeria.

All of the members of the leadership team are salaried employees with incomes ranging from $140K-$350K. The Islamic organizations they belong to are overwhelmingly affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood and a few have a US Shiite connection. The Leaders are also the ones that mobilize, direct, and script the messages for representatives like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib and fully control the narrative.

All of the Leaders are tightly connected to their local congressional or senatorial representatives, with an overwhelming 96% of them having democratic political affiliation. They also frequently travel to DC and visit these representative. Under the Obama administration, many of the Leaders visited the White House and met with the president, his cabinet, and his senior staff. Many of the national politicians associated with the Leaders frequently appear in various Islamic organizational and social events as speakers and guests. They also lead and promote pro-Islamic legislation.

This form of Islamic political activism is a family business and in many cases (71%) the children of the Leaders engage in the same line of work and work for the same organization after graduating college. Some of the children also run for public elected office and leverage the political resources of the Muslim Brotherhood network and funding.

All of the Leaders, regardless of their location, promote the following agendas:

  1. Open borders and unrestricted immigration
  2. Elimination or reduction of ICE scope of responsibility
  3. Immigration reforms for Muslim travel and visas
  4. Strict gun control laws
  5. Sanctuary Cities
  6. Anti-Israel policies and the promotion of BDS
  7. Woman’s rights with emphasis on abortion rights
  8. Black Lives Matter
  9. Reparations
  10. Sharia law as an alternative to common law

The Organizers
About 24% of the Organizers had some run-in with the law and were previously arrested or have served time in jail. Most of the offenses were not associated with political activism (typically misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct), they were felonies related to drug, theft, violent crimes, and fraud. Over 68% the ‘native’ black American demonstrators were converts to Islam and participated in the events as part of their mosque related activity.

77% of the black Muslim Organizers have some irregularities with their religious education and/or credentials (i.e. claiming to hold a religious degree). These ranged from claiming to attend schools that did not exist at the time of their stated degree date to the school denying that the individuals had ever studied there.

Imam Siraj Wahaj and his time travel to Umm Al-Qura University
Image 10: The first documented instance of time travel – Imam Siraj Wahaj, a pro Iran Organizer and one of the leading black American Islamic clerics and his claim of obtaining a degree from the Saudi Umm Al-Qura University in 1978 when the university was only established in 1981

The majority (89%) of the Organizers came from the communist socialist alliance. This group consists of two distinct age groups: 20-40 and 40-70 year olds. Many of the Organizers (44%) in blue cities like Chicago and New York have Latin American roots. None of the Organizers identified in this search participate in this activity on a purely voluntary basis. They are ‘professional’ employees with incomes ranging from $70K-$110K. 

Several of the Organizers have direct connections to Russian officials and the Russian government controlled media. They regularly contribute to Russian state propaganda publications in the US and professionally appear on the RT and sputnik channels. In several instances, their Russian contacts were affiliated with the Russian intelligence eservices. About 26% of the Organizers were DACA.

Many Organizers like as Brian Becker also maintain a long term relationship with MSM outlets such as MSNBC and New York Times. These have historically provided them with very sympathetic coverage and a platform for their ‘anti’ event of the day.

Brian Becker the King of RT
Image 11: Brian Becker, the leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and the Director of ANSWER and his long running business engagement as a propagandist for the Russian government’s RT and Sputnik media outlets

The Activists
The Activists constituted the bulk (83%) of the demonstrators. This group was comprised of retired individuals (a hybrid of teachers, labor organizers, and public sector employees) who have been life long members of various communist organizations. The second part of this group were college students, professionals, and non-vocation individuals and their immediate family members. Within the activist body there were also pockets of veterans (about 5% in the larger cities). Close to 78% of the younger (20-40 year olds) Activists were affiliated with Antifa.

The majority of the ‘white’ students attended liberal arts schools and majored in humanities related fields. In some cases, the teachers in these schools also mobilized their students to attend these demonstrations as part of the school’s political activism. The opposite was the case with the Muslim students; many of them majored in science/engineering. The average student debt for the ‘whites’ was between $40K-$80K. Many of the Muslim students attended schools on some sort of a scholarship or grant.

Anwar Omeish The Jihadi from Harvard
Image 12: A sample listing of grants/prizes of one Muslim student Activist at Harvard.

Over 32% of the Muslim Activists that took part in the rallies are in the US on student visas. 95% of the Muslim Activists participating in the rallies belonged to a Muslim Brotherhood affiliated organization like the Muslim Students Association (MSA). The majority (47%) of the male Muslim Activists openly dated non-Muslim women. No Muslim female Activists openly dated non-Muslim men, although, about 11% had one or more hidden sexual relationships.

Many of the Activists also take part in other forms of progressive political action. These include causes like women’s rights, BLM, animal rights, climate change, and sex/gender related rights.

The Great Chicken Rescue
Image 13: Eve Clarice and Aiden Cook and their underground chicken railroad

Over 98% of the Activists previously participated in various BDS and anti-Israel activities. About 14% of the Activists were Jewish, 24% were Christians, and 41% were Muslims. Very few (4%) of actual undocumented/illegal immigrants showed up to these events.

Frater Dracomagus The Mind and Body of the Revolution
Image 14: Frater Dracomagus, the profile of a Party for Socialism and Liberation Activist

More than half of the (54%) of the activists had some form of substance dependency (i.e. AA activity or multiple previous instances of drug rehab). A large number of male and female activists (34%) smoked cigarettes, vaped, or used a hookah. Close to 10% percent of one of their parents or caregivers either committed suicide or had attempted to.

Candice Pugh and Bernie's undies
Image 15: Candice Pugh, the profile of a Satan promoter, PSL, and Bernie Sanders activist

Over 36% of white male and female activist had tattoos (excluding the Muslims). This population was also engaged in the occult and different forms of paganism. About 35% of the female activists and 19% of male activists had one or more indication that they were sexually abused in childhood. 

Jodi Applegate- Cooper Hard Core
Image 16: Jodi Applegat Cooper, a profile of a pro-Iran Activist

The sexual orientation and practices varied among this population and included: heterosexuals, bi-sexuals, trans-genders, cross-dressers, various fetishes, exhibitionism, sadomasochism, and BDSM.

The drinking, hookah smoking, and political theory of Fakava Laulu
Image 17: The drinking, hookah smoking habits and political theory of Fakava Laulu AKA “OfDerek”

Lifestyle And Habits
When not busy with profiting from the ‘revolution,’ most of the Organizers live quite bourgeois lifestyle. They own real-estate in the better part of town, take their kids to soccer practice, own imported SUVs, send their kids to private schools, own stocks, invest in collectible art, buy expensive wine and beer, vacation overseas, engage in expensive hobbies (like carbon fiber-built mountain bikes), dress in fashionable branded clothing, and purchase season tickets for sporting events.

The Poor Life of a Worker Organizer
Image 18: Comrade John Beacham an Organizer with the Party for Socialism and Liberation and coordinator at ANSWER and his very non-worker-like lifestyle

The Muslim Brotherhood Connection
The Leadership of the Red Green Alliance is entirely comprised of Islamists who are either open or crypto members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the US. Some are first-generation Americans born to immigrant Arab parents; others came to the US to study in the nineties and became naturalized citizens by marrying an American. It is noteworthy that some of these marriages ended soon after the spouse became naturalized which could be an indication of marriage fraud. All of these senior members belong to mosques with a strong fundamentalist orientation and promote themselves and their families as being extremely pious and devout Muslims. The men, for example, tend to post pictures of themselves praying and wearing traditional garbs.

Esam Omeish-Gotta Pray
Image 19
: Social media virtue signaling, a Red Green Alliance Leader posting images praying in his living room and with his good friends congressman Don Beyer and the convicted felon turned Muslim civil right activist Mahdi Bray

The public photographs of female family members always show them wearing a hijab, however, in multiple instances, these family members also maintained ‘shadow’ accounts on various online platforms where they posted and consumed sexually explicit content and/or pornography.

The Leadership team is also actively engaged in a variety of foreign political organizations such as the Libyan American Alliance that promote strict Islamic doctrine and the interests of Qatar and Turkey (who are also funding this effort). All Leadership members have strong political connections to various democratic congressmen and senators–whom they support financially and electorally. All Leadership has extensive family or business interests in the Middle East and travels there regularly.

During the Arab Spring, a few participated or supported various regional jihadi armed conflicts. A few of the Leaders even made it to various terror watch lists as a result of this activity. The Leaders and many of their family members are also organizers of anti-Israel and BDS activities and events. All the individuals within this group speak Arabic as a first language. Many, depending on the message and intended audience, post on social media in both Arabic and English. The Arabic language content tends to be incendiary, anti-Israel, and anti-American in nature. Many of the comments on the content openly call for waging jihad against the US and seizing power by some surreptitious means.

Several of the Leaders have a long history of preaching jihad in the US and overseas. They and some of their affiliated Islamic organization have also been tied to raising money and providing other forms of support to US declared terror organization such as Hezbollah, Hamas, or the Islamic Jihad.  

Leadership Case Study 1 –  Esam Omeish
Esam Omeish is good case study for a typical Leader in the Red Green alliance. He was born in Tripoli, Libya in 1967. In 1982 at the age of 15 he immigrated to the US with his family. They settled in Falls Church, Virginia, where he attended J. E. B. Stuart High School. He and his brother started the first Muslim Friday prayers in the high school. Following his graduation, he attended Georgetown University. Graduating in 1989 with a double major in government and biology, Omeish attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. As a student, Omeish was president of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at Georgetown. The MSA group was founded by Muslim Brotherhood members in the United States—a worldwide Islamic fundamentalist religious/political movement that seeks to replace the constitution with strict Islamic law.

From 2004-2008, he served as president of the Muslim American Society (MAS), another Muslim Brotherhood funded organization. Recently, Omeish served as director of the Libyan Emergency Taskforce and several other foreign fundamentalist Islamic organizations. 

Esam Omeish and Mongi Dhaouadi Muslim Brotherhood Political Operatives
Image 20: Esam Omeish and Mongi Dhaouadi two leaders in the Red Green alliance and a few samples of their linkage and political influence networks

Omeish is affiliated with CAIR and with The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), another terrorist linked US based Muslim organization. Due to his polished western look, Omeish has become the darling of MSM outlets like NPR which promotes him as a moderate and affable progressive.

The Many Lapel Pins of Esam Omeish
Image 21: From fundamentalist jihadi to your everyday patriotic American politician: Esam Omeish and his extensive lapel pin collection

The Dar al-Hijrah Mosque, AKA the ‘Nest of Vipers’
Omeish served on the board of directors of the radical Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Fairfax, Virginia. Since its founding, this mosque has had numerous links to terrorists and Islamist radicals. US Department of Treasury records state that Dar al-Hijrah

is a mosque operating as a front for Hamas operatives in US,” that it “is associated with Islamic extremists,”  that it “has been under numerous investigations for financing and proving aid and comfort to bad orgs and members,” that it has “been linked to numerous individuals linked to terrorism financing,” and that it “has also been associated with encouraging fraudulent marriages.”

The following is a short sampling of just a few of the ‘regular suspects’ at this fine institution:

  • Esam Omeish, an Imam at the mosque. He publically stated that “the jihad way is the way to liberate your land.” He advocates that the US should support the “Revolutionary Shura Council,” or the “Mujahideen Shura of Derna,” (an al-Qaida affiliate), which in 2017-2018 conducted multiple attacks against Coptic Christians. In 2017, the Libyan government placed him on their terror list.
  • Anwar al-Awlaki, the Imam at this mosque in 2001 and close friend of Esam Omeish. He was the spiritual advisor and guide to two of the 9/11 hijackers, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf Al-Hazmi. Awlaki was in contact via email with Nidal Hasan, the US Army Major who in November 2009 murdered 13 soldiers at the Fort Hood military post near Killeen, Texas. Abut a year after the attack, Awlaki referred to Hasan as a “hero.” Awlaki was involved in an October 2010 plot to blow up a US cargo plane flying from Yemen to the United States. The bomb, disguised as an ink cartridge, was built by AQAP’s chief bomb maker Ibrahim al-Asiri and was timed to detonate as the plane flew over the eastern seaboard of the United States. The bomb was removed by British police after a tip from Saudi intelligence. In 2011, Awlaki instructed British citizen Minh Quang Pham to carry out a suicide bombing at London’s Heathrow International Airport. Awlaki was killed in a drone strike in 2011.
  • Abdulhaleem al-Ashqar, served as a board member of the mosque. Ashqar was indicted in August 2004 for participating in a 15-year racketeering conspiracy to finance Hamas’ activities. Ashqar was subsequently convicted of contempt and obstruction. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison in November 2007.
  • Ismail Elbarasse, one of Dar al-Hijrah’s founding members. Elbarasse was the assistant Hamas #2 leader Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook. The two shared a joint bank account from which Elbarasse wired $735,000 to Hamas operative Mohammad Salah, who was indicted with Ashqar and Marzook in 2004. In 1998, Elbarasse was jailed for refusing to assist a grand jury investigation of Hamas’ US activities. Elbarasse was also named as a co-conspirator in two Hamas-support trials. He was again arrested in August 2004 after his wife, who was sitting in the passenger seat of his car, was caught videotaping the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. A search of Elbarasse’s home turned up the “Anarchist Cookbook,”.
  • Ahmed Omar Abu Ali,  convicted of plotting to assassinate President Bush an a regular worshiper at Dar al-Hijrah.
  • Ali al-Tamimi, an Islamic teacher who frequented the mosque, was convicted of inciting terrorism in connection with the Virginia Jihad Network, and sentenced to life in prison.
  • Imam Shakir El-Sayed, the current Imam at Dar al-Hijrah. He regularly uses extremist rhetoric in sermons to condone the use of violence in a variety of unfavorable situations for Muslims, emphasize that Islam forbids allegiance to the secular state, and support female genital mutilation to prevent ‘hypersexuality’.
  • Sami Al-Arian, attended the mosque and lectured there. He pleaded guilty in 2006 to conspiring to provide goods or services to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

In 2007, Omeish was forced to resign from the Virginia immigration panel after a video surfaced showing him praising those who chose “the jihad way” to liberate their land (Omeish considers the US to be an Islamic land). Another video showed Omeish congratulating Islamic martyrs for “giving up their lives for the sake of Allah.”

Esam Omeish's Call for Jihad
Video 1: Esam Omeish calling for jihad in the US

In an April 2004 speech at a MAS conference, Omeish referred to Hamas founder Ahmed Yassin, killed in an Israeli drone strike one month earlier, as “our beloved Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.” In that same appearance, he urged the audience to integrate rather than assimilate. Omeish said it was time to take the bull by the horns in “making sure that I will not accept the evils of this society.” He said it was important to “perfect” society “so it can carry the light of Allah so it can establish a presence of what a perfect society under the guidance of Allah is.” He also said that Islam will either “become the dominant religion of the next century,” or, “we may be forcibly rejected from the West because of forces of intolerance, racism and bigotry are present and grow larger.”

In a January 2009 sermon at the Dar al-Hijrah mosque, Omeish called for “an American Islamic movement that transforms our status [to that of a constitutional republic], that impacts our society, and that brings forth the change [implementing an Islamic state and Sharia law] that we want to see.”

In 2011, Omeish traveled to Libya to participate in the revolution. His visit was sponsored by several hardline Salafi jihadist organizations. While in the frontlines he met, worked with, and supported a number of jihadi militias.

Esam Omeish Jihadi Abu Salim Derna Martyrs Brigade
Image 22
: 2011 Esam Omeish’s visit to Libya and his affiliation with several Islamic fundamentalist militias

Omeish visited the White House on several occasions and met president Clinton, president Obama, and Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the UN. He met twice with Paul Monteiro, Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement on March 9, 2011 and March 30, 2012. Omeish also met with Karen Richardson, Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement in April 15, 2011 advising her on strategies to combat extremism.

Esam Omeish and Obama
Image 23
: Sampling of Esam Omeish’s political influence network in DC and his close relationship with the likes of President Clinton, Turkish president Erdogan, president Obama, and Samantha Power, Obama’s US Ambassador to the UN and the ‘Unmasker in Chief’ who unmasked hundreds of Americans’ names in secret intelligence reports during the 2016 election

In 2016, Omeish wrote a letter to President Obama in which he officially pledged his supported for the Mujahideen Shura Council of Derna, a group linked with al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

Esam Omeish Power Point Presentation
Image 24
: Sample materials in Arabic showing that Omeish is affiliated with multiple Islamic fundamentalist and Muslim Brotherhood front organizations

Omeish has politically endorsed, financially supported, and worked closely with notable democratic politicians such as Keith Ellison, Senators Blumenthal, Senator Mark Warner, Congressman Jim Moran, Governor Terry McAuliffe, Governor Ralph Northam, Congressman Don Beyer, and Congressman Nick Rhall. With CAIR’s guidance, he spearheaded the development of a number of pro-Islamic state and federal programs that support Islamic expansion in the US.

Esam Omeish Donation to Keith Ellison
Image 25: Copy of Esam Omeish’s FEC donation form to Keith Ellison’s election campaign

Foreign Funding and Support for US Islamic Politicians
The Muslim Brotherhood in the US as well as the Turkish and Qatari governments have financially floated political Muslim candidates the likes of Ilhan Omar. We can gain some insight into this funding mechanisms from an article entitled “Media flak directed at Ilhan Omar no surprise at all”, published by the pro-Turkish government Anadolu news agency on April 2, 2019. In this piece, the author, Dr. Tarek Cherkaoui, stated “Lastly, since the [anti-Ilhan Omar] campaign was fixated on making an example of Ilhan Omar, donating money to Omar’s campaign fund would be an adequate way of denying powerful organizations the power to censor alternative voices.”

Some of resulting political ‘favors’ for floating the Islamic friendly congressional representatives, senators, and governors can be gleaned from proposed programs such as the removal of restrictions on Syrian refugee vetting and entry to the US and easing/eliminating immigration and the elimination of visa restrictions for foreign family members of Muslim individuals who immigrated to the US.

Esam Omeish the MB ANSWER Funding
Image 26: Esam Omeish’s Islamist power network, foreign political activity, and his long term relationship with Brian Becker, a Director at the Party for Socialism and Liberation and ANSWER

It is evident from Omeish’s writings, lectures, and social media postings that he doesn’t view his close relationships with the fundamental Islamic institutions, organizations, or jihadi militias as problematic. Nor does he believe that his association and work with Qatari and Turkish agents in the US and abroad will put him in trouble with US authorities.

Esam Omeish with Khaled al-Meshri Muslim Brotherhood
Image 27: Esam Omeish pimping Libyan Muslim Brotherhood politicians in the US

Omeish is not alone in this practice. An analysis of his social and professional network yielded multiple instances where his colleagues and associates, some of whom work for various federal government agencies like the State Department, are posting jihadi content or stating in Arabic that their loyalties are to a foreign government. Some even openly call for the overthrowing of the US government.

Ibrahim Beshir State Department Employee and Friend of Esam Omeish
Image 28: Ibrahim Beshir, a long term State Department employee and a friend of Esam Omeish, posting jihadi content in support of Qasem Soleimani and declaring his political loyalty to Turkey and Erdogan

Welcome to the Libyan Government Terror List
In 2017, the Libyan Defense and National Security Committee published a terrorist list that included 75 Libyan lawmakers, politicians, military officers, clerics, activists and Islamic journalists all of which opposed “Operation Dignity”, the government campaign against jihadi militias in Libya. The list also included Muslim Brotherhood groups like Ansar al-Sharia in Libya.  Esam Omeish and other senior members in these jihadi militias were named individually. Of note is that the Defense and National Security Committee also sent this list to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, and Bahrain so that they could append it to their own terrorist lists.

Esam Omeish on a Terror List
Image 29:
Esam Omeish on the Libyan Government Terror List

In 2009, Omeish ran unsuccessfully for the state representative office in Virginia. He sold himself as a patriotic progressive American candidate. Omeish’s campaign was fully backed up and supported by CAIR’s senior executive Nihad Awad and the political leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood in the US.

Esam Omeish The Political Lizard
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: The Omeish jihadi family activity, their political network, and some insight into their profiles. Many of the conversations within Omeish’s social and professional network exhibit the most vile forms of anti-Semitism, the general tune is one of disgust towards western values and the concept of a constitutional republic

Omeish’s Magical Appearing and Disappearing Jihadi Sword Trick
One of Omeish’s fundraising events took place in his 7000 square foot Virginia mansion and was attended by Congressman Keith Ellison. The activity started with socializing and refreshments for the dignitaries. It was followed by group prayer and political speeches. The TV crew started recording the event just prior to the political speeches. Running video analysis on some still images that were taken by Omeish family members in the room prior to the political segment yielded an anomaly. The AI picked up the presence of a large Islamic sword on one of the walls, the anomaly resulted from the AI finding the same sword again partially hidden on a table in the edge of the room. After evaluating the footage manually, it became clear that for some reason, Omeish took the sword down just prior to the video recording of his rally and stashed it away.

The presence of the sword on the wall in Omeish’s home was loaded with symbolism for his Islamist audience. The sword with Koranic verses represents the subjection of all non-believers (Sura 47:4) to Islam. But Omeish was also fully aware of the negative western perception of having the ‘sword of Islam’ in the background so he—very shrewdly—removed it from the wall just prior to the media coverage of his public facing activity.

The Omiesh Magic Sword Act
Image 31: Esam Omeish’s magical appearing and disappearing sword act

This crafty inward and outward image management is standard practice for the Muslim Brotherhood operations in the US. On one hand, preaching to their followers the most vile forms of anti-Semitism, extreme violent jihad, and the subversion of the US constitution, and on the other hand, shrewdly presenting themselves to the general public as progressive social activists.

Anwar Omeish's Jihadi Poetry
Video 2: Douse the flames, my dear. Kill the dragon, and know that no matter how many burns mark the once-upon-a-time of your story, the castle is yours, too.” Anwar Omeish, Esam Omeish’s daughter delivering award winning jihadi poetry

Leadership Case Study 2 – Mongi Dhaouadi
Mongi Dhaouadi was born and raised in Tunisia. He came to the US when he was 19 to study Electrical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While at school, he became involved with the Muslim Students Association (MSA). After graduation, he worked as the head administrator in the Islamic Salma K. Farid Academy. He quickly rose through the ranks and joined CAIR-CT as an executive director. Dhaouadi’s propaganda role included conducting civil rights workshops under the title “Know Your Rights”. He also lead public workshops and discussions on Islamophobia and the Muslim experience before and after 9/11.

Dhaouadi lead multiple fake news media campaigns and press conferences falsely alleging discrimination against the Muslim community. Dhaouadi is the MSM go-to person for Islamic related issue and has participated in dozens of interviews. He is also a favorite with pro-Islamic outlets like Al-Jazeera, Voice of America, the New York Times, Washington Post, and Democracy Now.

In 2018, he showed up as a director of what appears to be another front Muslim Brotherhood organization called United Muslim Voices. He was also a senior program officer at the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID). 

Esam Omeish and Mongi Dhaouadi Muslim Brotherhood Political Operatives
Image 32: Mongi Dhaouadi and Esam Omeish Leaders in the Red Green Alliance in their own words: “My Dear Respected Brothers and Sisters, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akaber, Allahu Akbar, Allah His Most High, Jihad Way is the Only Way…”

Senator Blumenthal, the Mouthpiece of the US Muslim Brotherhood
Over the past 10 years, Dhaouadi and fellow Muslim Brotherhood leaders have come to practically control politicians like Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut. This was achieved via a combination of donations, fundraisers, and a guaranteed Muslim voting block.

Blumenthal and Dhaouadi’s love affair began around 2011 when the senator appeared as a keynote at a CAIR fundraising banquet. At the time, Dhaouadi was the chapter’s executive director. Blumenthal knew that the 2011 CAIR event included a long list of Islamic extremists such as Imam Siraj Wahhaj—a friend of Dhaouadi and a co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing who testified as a character witness for Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the “Blind Sheikh”.

The Brooklyn based Siraj Wahhaj is a fanatical jihadi who demands the implementation of Sharia law in the US, stating that: “Islam is better than democracy. Allah will cause his deen [Islam as a complete way of life], Islam to prevail over every kind of system, and you know what? It will happen.”

He also supports stoning for adultery and cutting off of hands for thievery, stating that: “If Allah says 100 strikes, 100 strikes it is. If Allah says cut off their hand, you cut off their hand. If Allah says stone them to death, through the Prophet Muhammad, then you stone them to death, because it’s the obedience of Allah and his messenger—nothing personal”

Keeping in line with all Muslim Brotherhood leadership’s psychotic propensity towards violence and abuse, it is not supervising that in 2018, three of Imam Siraj Wahhaj’s kids (Siraj Wahhaj, Hujrah Wahhaj, and Subhanah Wahhaj ) were arrested in New Mexico on terrorism and child abuse charges. It turns out that his older son, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, killed his own child because he thought that the 3 year old boy was possessed by demons (he had epilepsy) and that he was effectively dead but only able to walk because the demons kept him alive.

After burying the little boy in one of the tunnels under the armed compound, he told the members of his strict Islamic community that the little boy will soon be resurrected as Jesus and would come back to identify corrupt institutions and people in the US so that commune members would be able to attack and kill them. On the kill list were teachers, military and law enforcement officials, and financial institutions.

In-line with the Muslim Brotherhood strategy to revoke the second amendment for the general population while they stockpile firearms, it is not surprising that when the FBI raided the compound they found that children had extensive tactical firearm training and an arsenal of an AR-style rifle, a five-shot Smith & Wesson revolver, a 9mm Kimber semiautomatic pistol, 2 9mm Gluck pistols, a .308 sniper rifle, a .30-30 lever-action rifle, and body armor.

Siraj Wahhaj Child Abuse and CAIR
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: The armed New Mexico compound where Imam Siraj Wahhaj’s kids lived and abused 11 of their own children and Wahhaj’s linkage to the CAIR and the US Muslim Brotherhood leadership

It is noteworthy, that Blumenthal knew exactly who was present in the room during the 2011 CAIR fundraising banquet and who Siraj Wahhaj was. The evidence shows that his staffers compiled a detailed dossier about each participant, but apparently, Wahhaj’s involvement in 9/11, calling for the replacement of the constitution with Sharia, associating with known terrorists, and supporting Iran wasn’t a disqualifying condition for Blumenthals attendance.  

Blumenthal also attended Dhaouadi’s April 2013 lecture on “compassion in Islam” and the CAIR Connecticut’s 9th annual banquet with Dhaouadi in December 2013. This banquet speaker’s list just like the 2011 one, included Islamic extremists like Wahhaj and CAIR Florida Executive Director Hassan Shibly, another Islmaic radical who defended Hizballah and opposes FBI sting operations.

The Fort Pierce Mosque CAIR Connection
Image 34: Hassan Shibly armed with an AK-47, a hand gun, and a sampling of some of the fine personalities of the Florida chapter of CAIR and the affiliated Fort Piece Muslim Brotherhood terrorist breeding mosque

In 2016, Blumenthal spoke at CAIR Connecticut’s 13th annual banquet with the jihadi Islamist Linda Sarsour. A few months later, Blumenthal participated in a joint press conference with Dhaouadi and announced a plan to accelerate the entry of Syrian refugees into the US. Blumenthal again stood with Dhaouadi and CAIR Connecticut on November 21 calling for stronger hate crimes laws (classified as speech that criticizes Islam or makes fun of the Prophet).

In 2017, Blumenthal held a joint press conference with Dhaouadi to protest President Trump’s proposed travel ban and demanded drastic changes to security screening protocols for Syrian and other Middle Eastern refugees and the expansion of the P-3 (fraud ridden!) family reunification program.

Its obvious that Dhaouadi, played a much bigger role than just being Blumenthal’s go-to guy for Islam related issues. From the areas of focus, frequency, and quantity of Blumenthal’s Muslim related legislative work, it appears that Dhaouadi controlled Blumenthal’s Muslim policy.

How to get Muslim Brotherhood votes
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: The profile of some of the dozens of local politicians that are being managed by their Muslim Brotherhood benefactors

Walks Like a Foreign Agent and Quacks Like a Foreign Agent
From all of the evidence, Dhaouadi appears to be a foreign agent. He reposted a pro-Qatar video on his Facebook page by Abdul Majeed Al-Zindani, a designated terrorist and Osama bin Laden loyalist. A 2004 Treasury Department statement calls Al-Zindani one of bin Laden’s “spiritual leaders”. He also helped buy arms for al-Qaida and other terrorists. Al-Zindani also appears on the United Nations list of specially designated terrorists.  Dhaouadi now works for the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID), a group linked to Tunisia’s branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement and the hardline Islamist Ennahda party. His social media and public speeches are dedicated to promoting propaganda that closely aligned with the political objectives of Turkey, Qatar, and hard core Tunisian Islamists.

The SM life of AbuSalah AKA Mongi Dhaouadi
Image 36: A sampling of Dhaouadi’s anti-Trump and anti-Semitic propaganda mill

Islamophobic Fake News 101
On March 21, 2012, Shaima Alawadi, a 32-year-old Iraqi Muslim and mother of five, was found brutally beaten with a tire wrench at her home in El Cajon, a community east of San Diego. A note left next to her read, “go back to your country you terrorist.” Shaima died from her injuries a few days later at the hospital. Her daughter and husband said that her mother had dismissed a previous threatening note found outside the house, thinking it was a prank. According to family, that note read, “This is my country. Go back to yours, terrorist.

During her memorial service, Alawadi’s husband Kassim al-Himidi, with tears running down his cheeks, told the somber crowd in Arabic:

“We want to let everyone know how innocent our mother, this woman, was.”  He then addressed his wife’s murderer and said: “The main question we would like to ask is, ‘What are you getting out of this, and why would you do this?’”

Within hours of the murder, the CAIR fake news and propaganda machine was in full swing. Mongi Dhaouadii, their executive director was busy organizing nationwide demonstrations promoting Black Lives Matter and denouncing Islamophobia and the police profiling of Muslims.

Mongi Dhaouadii We Issued a Call Nationwide for Muslims to Join Rallies
Video 3: Mongi Dhaouadi leading demonstrations and issuing a nationwide calls for Muslims to Join rallies to stop the widespread islamophic murders like the one of Shaima Alawadi

The ensuing police and FBI investigation uncovered evidence that Shaima was in fact planning to divorce her abusive husband Kassim Alhimidi and move away because she discovered that he was cheating on her. There were also other family issues of her daughter’s refusal to proceed with an arranged marriage to her cousin and her dating a non Muslim man. In November 2012, the husband was arrested and charged with her murder. The trial was delayed by two years until 2014. In the end, the husband was found guilty of murder and was sentenced to 26 years to life.

Analyzing the media coverage of this murder, shows just how extraordinarily effective is the CAIR  fake news machine and the willingness of the MSM to collude in transmitting this fake narrative. On April 01, 2012, Jamie Reno from the The Daily Beast published an extensive article titled “Shaima Alawadi’s Brutal Murder Highlights Anti-Muslim Activity in San Diego”. Both, the title and the content of the article stated with almost certainty that this was a hate crime that was perpetrated by an Islamophobe. Running linkage analysis on the various media sources and individuals that were involved in this media stunt shows that a significant amount of coordination took place between Mongi Dhaouadii and other CAIR executives and various media outlets that reported this news. It is not surprising that a rent-a-reporter like Jamie Reno and his close friend Michael Isikoff show up in this linkage and other large scale fake news projects. Michael Isikoff, for example, is the reporter that originally gas lighted the Steele Dossier and vouched for its credibility with his life.   

Mongi Dhaouadii the CAIR Minister of Propaganda
Image 37: Mongi Dhaouadi the professional CAIR propagandist, his linkage to foreign jihadi Islamists, and his very devout activist family on and off camera

The Qatari Influence Network
The analysis of the leaders, organizers, and activist who participated in the pro-Iran demonstrations and their social and professional networks strongly suggests that a number of these individual are foreign agents who receive foreign funding. This is further reinforced when we supplement the video analytics with secondary sources like court documents and FININT. 

The Qatari Funding of the Muslim Brotherhood
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:  Emails, bank records, money transfer receipts, and official government correspondence showing that the Qatari government is supporting a large number of overseas Muslim Brotherhood organizations with hundreds of millions of dollars

One recent case can shed light on this question is a lawsuit that was filed in federal court against Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani—the brother of the emir of Qatar. The details of a action revolve around Khalid Bin Hamad allegedly ordering his American bodyguard to murder two individuals and of the holding an American citizen hostage in Qatar.

Sheikh Al-Thani resided in the US in 2015 before escaping back to Qatar to avoid prosecution. His life seems to be a wanabee reenactment of the Fast and Furious movie series. While in the US, he spent his time in residence at the Beverly Wilshire hotel where he rented a whole wing for over 60 people in his entourage. When not illegally street racing his yellow Lamborghini in LA, he was doing cocaine, hiring dozens of prostitutes (male and/or female, and/or underage) and concocting various murder plots.

This is certainly not an isolated incident, the Al-Thani royal family of Qatar is teeming with documented instances of debauchery and vice. Several years ago, Sheikh Al-Thani’s cousin, Sheikha Salwa was picked up hosting an orgy.

Sharia Qatari Style and Princess Sheikha Salwa
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: Sharia Qatari style, the royal Princess Sheikha Salwa’s (Sheikh Al-Thani’s cousin) Little Orgy and her DC and Hollywood power network

An illustrative example of the Qatari influence and the underground railroad of drugs, money and political influence of Muslim Brotherhood in the US is the case of Mustapha Mohamed Atat, a Lebanese American from Detroit. He is a wanted fugitive for the 2001 Detroit murder of a young mother of two. He escaped from the US to Qatar, where Al-Thani provided him and his family with a safe haven, a life of luxury, and employment as a driver at his Al-Anabi drag racing team.

Drugs Hookers and Murder - The Sheikh Al-Thani Story
Image 40: Qatari Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, his US drugs, prostitutes, and illegal street racing hobbies, and his harboring a US fugitive wanted for murder

At the time of the crime, Atat was a known member in the Detroit Arab community. He was on welfare but owned several expensive homes (that were paid for in cash), raced expensive cars, and owned a number of luxury vehicles. It was common knowledge in the community that he was a drug dealer/trafficker–the source of which was likely Hezbollah related. Prior to his escape, Atat received a visa from the Qatari government–who was fully aware of his plan to flee the US to avoid persecution. Since his relocation to Qatar, Sheikh Al-Thani has not only harbored this fugitive, but also continued to support him financially and shield him from justice.

Al Thani commented about his his involvement with Atat, in a letter published by his US legal firm. He wrote that he was unaware of Atat’s murder in Detroit and was not familiar with American law. He hoped that Atat will resolve his legal issues, expressed sorrow for the victim, and hoped that “rest of us” can now “return our focus to racing”.

An Insider View of US Qatari Influence Operations
Analyzing Sheikh Al-Thani’s communications and imagery indicates that there is a large paid-network of Qatari agents and contractors who live and work in the US. Recently, a Kuwaiti-born Canadian businessman named Alan Bender testified on October 23, 2019 in a deposition made by video in Florida District Court. As a matter of record, Bender has proven deep ties to the Qatari  royal family. In his statement, he alleges that Qatari officials asked him to recruit American politicians to become Qatari assets. When he voiced concern, he was told that several US politicians were already on the Qatari payroll, including Ilhan Omar.

This is an interesting statement, because Omar’s election campaign financials are an anomaly. Over 87% of her contributions came from outside her district and less than 9% came from her state. Also, over 80% of the contributors are members of Muslim Brotherhood organization like CAIR, ISNA, MAS, MANA, NAIF, AMP, MSA. Some of these organizations are funded directly or indirectly by Qatar. This aligns with Bender’s claim that the Qatari government is using some of these organizations as an insertion point and funding front for its activity in the US.

Ilhan Omar Contribution by Geography 2019 - 2020
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: Ilhan Omar campaign contributor by geography

Bender’s affidavit also provides details about Ilhan Omar’s early political timeline and rise to prominence. He alleges that Qatar’s secretary to the Emir for Security Affairs, one Mohammad bin Ahmed bin Abdullah Al-Masna, told him that Qatar “recruited Ilhan Omar from even way before she thought about becoming a government official … They groomed her and arranged the foundation, the grounds, for her to get into politics way before she even showed interest. They convinced her.”

Mohammed bin Ahmed bin Advisor of the Emir of the State of Qatar
Image 42: Mohammed bin Ahmed bin Abdullah Al-Masnad advisor of the Emir of the state of Qatar for national security affairs and Qatari ambassador to Georgia Mubarak Bin Nasser Al-Khalif

Bender claims that Omar cooperated with Qatar’s request, received cash payments, and used her position in the House of Representatives to access sensitive information which she relayed to Qatar and through them to Iran. Bender goes on to say that the Qatari officials claimed credit for Omar’s meteoric rise from a minimum wage part-time social worker to a congresswoman, saying: “If it wasn’t for our cash, Ilhan Omar would be just another black Somali refugee in America collecting welfare and serving tables on weekends,”

Bender also testified about his meetings with Al-Masnad and other Qatari officials in which they discussed the lawsuit against Sheikh Al-Thani.

Many of the details provided in the testimony appear to match Omar’s MO. For example, she has already been found to have broken campaign finance laws. The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board ruled that she violated state campaign finance rules by improperly using campaign money for out-of-state travel while serving as a state representative. Additionally, it is certain that she committed some form of immigration/marriage/college funding fraud. Omar also paid close to $230K to a political consulting group that is managed by Tim Mynett. Omar, in character, has vehemently denied that Mynett is her lover, but recent divorce papers by Myent’s wife indicate that this was indeed the case.

Iranian Sleeper Cells in the US
In June 2017, a Bronx man named Ali Kourani was charged with conducting reconnaissance of JFK airport in New York for a potential Hezbollah attack. Around this same time, another Dearborn, Michigan man named Samer El-Debek was arrested and charged with traveling to Panama to conduct surveillance of some targets and the Panama Canal. In February, a third Cedar Rapids, Iowa man named Fadi Yassine was arrested and charged with weapon shipments to Hezbollah.

The American public reacted to these arrests with shock. No one expected that Hezbollah—an Iranian proxy—was fully operational on US soil. These arrests should not have come as a surprise, Hezbollah has been active inside the US and South America for decades, engaging in a range of activities that include bombing, fundraising, and money laundering. But despite these activities, the three arrests and detailed confessions that followed about their membership in Hezbollah’s black ops group indicated a significant escalation in the Iranian terror strategy.

Historically, Hezbollah-run charities such as the Mahdi Scouts, the Shia schools and the Martyrs Foundation have been entities that supply charitable funds to the families of Hezbollah fighters and are an extension of Hezbollah. The Martyrs Foundation operates in different countries under different auspices. In the US its satellite is called the Goodwill Charitable Organization. It is based in Dearborn and it is responsible for funneling contributions from members and supporters directly to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Hezbollah also operates a large fraud network which includes operatives in at least ten states including Michigan, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, North Carolina and West Virginia. It has also established legitimate businesses in the US including a perfume distribution company that is as front for money laundering.

Another scheme involves purchasing used cars in the US and reselling them in Africa, part of a global money laundering network that also involved the Lebanese Canadian Bank and the mingling of funds Hezbollah garnered from cocaine trafficking to the US.

The Joumaa US-Lebanon-South America Drug and Money Laundering Connection
Image 43: The Hezbollah US-Lebanon-South America used cars, drugs, and money laundering connection

Considering all of Hezbollah’s counterfeiting, smuggling, and trafficking operations, among the most lucrative scams the group executed was a cigarette smuggling ring based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Cartons of cigarettes purchased in North Carolina for $14 could be sold in Michigan for twice as much. The group is believed to have earned tens of thousands of dollars by transporting and selling untaxed cigarettes throughout the United States.

The most alarming case that relates the existiance of Iranian sleeper cells in the US took place in 2017. According to US federal prosecutors, two US-based Hezbollah Islamic Jihad operatives–Ali Kourani (AKA Ali Korani Samawar) and Samer El Debek (AKA Samer Ahmad Eldebek were tasked with carrying out operational surveillance for Iranian sponsored Hezbollah attacks in the US. Kourani, who was born in Lebanon, lawfully entered the US in 2003 on a student visa; he has over 120 relatives in the US. In 2009, Kourani got a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering degree from the City College of New York. In 2012, he married a Canadian-Lebanese dual citizen, and then promptly separated from his wife. In 2013, he got a Masters degree in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School. He traveled to Lebanon every year from 2005 to 2015 to visit his family.

After getting his MBA and his citizenship, he completely disappeared into the woodwork. He worked as a mid-level manger in various New York area companies making about $100K a year. He was completely westernized, owned a number of apartments, had an American flag on the porch, supported various civil rights causes, and by all accounts was the paragon of a successful Muslim immigrant to the US.

The Perfect Muslim immigrants
Image 44: Ali Kourani and Samer El Debek -The perfectly Americanized Muslim immigrants 

But it turns out that he lived a double life. In 2000, Kourani, had attended Hezbollah weapons training in Lebanon when he was only 16 years old. In February 2008, the Islamic Jihad recruited him. When Kourani submitted an application for naturalization in the US in August 2008, he already was an active Hezbollah agent. In April 2009, Kourani became a naturalized citizen and was issued a US passport. In May 2009, Kourani traveled to Guangzhou, China; the purpose of the trip was to develop relationships with local vendors in order to obtain large mounts of ammonium nitrate and other chemicals that could be used as explosives. 

The Islamic Jihad assigned Kourani a handler and mentor, regularly debriefed him and arranged for his training. Kourani communicated with his handler via coded email and a messaging service for the purpose of instructing him when to return to Lebanon. When Kourani arrived in Lebanon, he would call a telephone number associated with a Islamic Jihad pager and provide a secret passcode. After contacting the pager, the handler would contact Kourani and set up an in-person meeting by calling one of Kourani’s relatives. The Islamic Jihad also provided Kourani with additional training in spycraft, weapons, and sabotage tactics. In 2011, Kourani attended a weapons training camp in Lebanon, where he trained on an RPG, an AK-47 rifle, an MP5 submachine gun, a PKS machine gun and a Glock pistol.

Both, Debek and Ali Kourani were directed by Hezbollah to find people in the US from whom they could purchase weapons which they were planning to stockpile in the New York area. Kourani also conducted surveillance of New York and Toronto airports as well as of FBI, Secret Service and US military facilities in New York City.

The Kourani/Debek case offers insight into just how organized and professional the Iranian operations are in the US and when and how Iran will use the Hezbollah and the Islamic Jihad cells to carry out attacks. During one of Kourani’s interviews with the FBI agent, Kourani freely confessed that “I am a member of 910, also known as Islamic Jihad or the Black Ops of Hezbollah. The unit is Iranian-controlled.”

Officially, Hezbollah’s unit 910, reports directly to Hassan Nasrallah but according to Kourani, it is Iran that oversees the unit’s operations. Kourani described his and other members of his team’s role to the FBI as a “sleeper cell“.

It is noteworthy that MSM has been exhibiting an extreme political bias against this case and had refused to dig into the details. Apparently, drawing attention to the clear and present danger of Hezbollah attacks in the US might undermine the MSM false narrative: that Islamic terror is less of a threat than the racist bigoted, and Islamophobic ‘white alt-right’ domestic terrorists which are just waiting for the sign from the conspiratorial dog-whistling Donald Trump.

From the comprehensive media searches that the AI evaluated for or this project, not even one investigative reporter has interviewed El Debek’s or Kourani’s neighbors, relatives, friends, or co-workers. Not one MSM outlet has attempted to follow-up on this national security precedent-setting case. Reading the following list and severity of charges against the suspects makes one wonder why the media is going out of its way to ignore it:

  • Providing material support and resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization (carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison).
  • Conspiracy to provide material support and resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization (carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison).
  • Receiving military-type training from a designated foreign terrorist organization (carries a sentence of 10 years in prison or a fine).
  • Conspiracy to receive military-type training from a designated foreign terrorist organization (carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison).
  • Possessing, carrying, and using firearms and destructive devices during and in relation to crimes of violence (carries a maximum sentence of life in prison).
  • Making and receiving a contribution of funds, goods, and services to and from Hezbollah, in violation of IEEPA (carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison).
  • Conspiracy to make and receive a contribution of funds, goods, and services to and from Hezbollah, in violation of IEEPA (carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison).

The one report from the New York Times—the mother of all Islamic terror whitewashing services—was a puff piece by Benjamin Weiser entitled: “He Wanted to Be an Informant. The FBI Arrested Him Instead.” The article purposefully overlooked large amount of evidence showing direct Iranian involvement. Instead, Weiser focused on the regular excuses for Islamic terrorists, i.e. the criminal angle and FBI’s coercion of a confused innocent man to admit guilt. Nothing about Iranian sleeper cells in the US.

Conclusion
Through the mid 1990s, the Muslim Brotherhood in the US and abroad believed that they would be able to sway American public opinion and foreign policy in their favor through direct military action. The first 1993 attack and the second 2001 attack against the World Trade Center were the culminations of this shock and awe strategy.

The masterminds of the 1st World Trade Center bombing Were All Members of the Muslim Brotherhood
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: The masterminds of the 1st World Trade Center bombing were all members of the Muslim Brotherhood 

The anti-Muslim backlash that followed 9/11 convinced the Muslim Brotherhood leadership that large internal US violent assaults were unlikely to succeed. So, instead of only focusing on these types of terrorist attacks (there are still plenty of smaller cell actions like the Fort Hood and Pulse Nightclub shootings), it shifted its strategy to infiltrating various civil rights and communist organizations and slowly taking over them.

By 2002, the Muslim Brotherhood was in full control of the agenda and operations of organization like PSL and ANSWER—which they helped form in 2001. By 2004, they lead national anti-war, pro-Palestinian demonstrations. By 2006, they spearheaded nationwide rallies against the Israeli response to Hamas firing rockets from Gaza. By 2013, they became the main force behind the Nation of Islam’s becoming a mainstream Muslim organization—this was done by legitimizing the movement as Muslim (The nation of Islam doesn’t adhere to Islam’s core tenants, Its core belief revolves around a Japanese made giant golden UFO). That same year, they were also behind the formation of the Black Lives Matter movement. By 2015, they supported and lead the mobilizations of the 25th  anniversary of the Million Man March. In 2017, the two co-chairs of the Woman’s March were the Muslim Brotherhood and Nation of Islam affiliated organizers Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory. By 2018, the Muslim Brotherhood managed to get several congresswoman elected. Since then, they have hijacked the Democratic party and the US political discourse through their agents Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tliab, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez…who naturally promote a wide-range of Islamist, communist, and socialist agendas.

As a classic foreign agent, one of The Muslim Brotherhood roles was to identify areas of internal social contention and to exploit it. From this organization’s last 20 years of activity, it is obvious that they have been phenomenally successfully in doing so as they have now become both the driving force and the face of almost every civil right organization in the US. 

Currently, the strategy of the green Islamists and the red progressives has been to use agitation and occasional violence, particularly on university campuses and through Antifa intimidation riots in ‘revolution friendly’ urban enclaves like San Francisco, Berkeley, Portland, and NYC. But the Red-Green Alliance understands that it is unlikely that it will be able to gain and retain power under the current constitutional system. One workaround this obstacle is to capture power by disabling parts of the safeguards in the system or by carrying out a coup d’état. A few of these tactics have already been demonstrated though actively trying to revoke the second amendment, stop the appointment of judges to the Supreme Court, removing Trump from office on some bogus Russian collusion Ukrainian malfeasance charges, and promoting unrestricted immigration.

In what seems to be another example of life imitating art, the Red Green Alliance fifth column is now marching at full speed executing Huxley’s dystopian vision. Yes siree, the cast is all here, each with its pre-determined roles and responsibilities. The lower Deltas acting as the drone Antifa activists who get their marching orders from the more intelligent and charismatic Betas, the professional (and well paid) revolutionary organizers. The Betas, in turn, report to the elite Alpha caste, the progressive US Muslim Brotherhood leadership which, in turn, is the bootlicking agent of a despotic and debouched Qatari sheikh and Turkish tyrant who fantasizes about the re-birth of the Ottoman empire.

Cultural subversion and destructive foreign political influence on our elected officials are difficult problems to solve. During WWII, the German American Bund and it’s Nazi network in the US operated in an identical fashion to the Muslim Brotherhood. They organized mass rallies, created pro-German front organizations, and had agents working the halls of congress. Yet, once this massive threat was identified and prioritized, the FBI dismantled it in record time. 

May 17, 1934 A Mass Pro-Nazi Rally in Madison Square Garden
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: May 17, 1934, a 20K German American Bund Nazi rally in Madison Square Garden New York

American German Bund and MCP
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: Brooklyn then and now: A German American Bund 1930s vs. the Muslim Brotherhood MCP 2018

For the past 244 years we found ways to safeguard our constitutional republic through defensive legislation such as the Alien and Sedition Act, the Espionage Act of 1917, and the McCarran Internal Security Act. Perhaps the time has come to start work on the next safeguard, the ‘Religious Subversion act of 2020’.

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Iranian Regime-Linked Cleric Protests Soleimani Killing with CAIR/NIAC – John Rossomando
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Mahdi Bray – The Executive Director of the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation
Mahdi Bray – Verdict and prison sentence
The Salafi Dress and Prayer Style Guide – What doe Esam Omeish’s wearing and why?
The Struggle for Security in Eastern Libya  – The Carnegie Papers Frederic Wehrey
The Sworn Affidavit of Alan Bender – Pittard and Allenda vs. Sheik Khalid Bin Khalifa Al Thani
1984 – George Orwell
Brave New World – Summarized version of Aldous Huxley’s book
Isadore Greenbaum: One Jew and 20,000 Nazis
Erdogan’s Long Arm in the U.S.: Turkish Influence Operations Among American Muslims 

The Divine Destruction of America: Can She Avert It? – Louis Farrakhan the Leader of the Nation of Islam discussing his teacher’s description of the sacred UFO said:

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us of a giant Mother Plane that is made like the universe, spheres within spheres. White people call them unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Ezekiel, in the Old Testament, saw a wheel that looked like a cloud by day but a pillar of fire by night. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that that wheel was built on the island of Nippon, which is now called Japan, by some of the Original scientists. It took $15 billion in gold at that time to build it. It is made of the toughest steel. America does not yet know the composition of the steel used to make an instrument like it. It is a circular plane, and the Bible says that it never makes turns. Because of its circular nature it can stop and travel in all directions at speeds of thousands of miles per hour. He said there are 1,500 small wheels in this Mother Wheel, which is a half mile by a half mile [800 m by 800 m]. This Mother Wheel is like a small human-built planet. Each one of these small planes carry three bombs.

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said these planes were used to set up mountains on the earth. The Qur’an says it like this: We have raised mountains on the earth lest it convulse with you. How do you raise a mountain, and what is the purpose of a mountain? Have you ever tried to balance a tire? You use weights to keep the tire balanced. That’s how the earth is balanced, with mountain ranges. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that we have a type of bomb that, when it strikes the earth a drill on it is timed to go into the earth and explode at the height that you wish the mountain to be. If you wish to take the mountain up a mile [1.6 km], you time the drill to go a mile in and then explode. The bombs these planes have are timed to go one mile down and bring up a mountain one mile high, but it will destroy everything within a 50-square-mile [130 km²] radius. The white man writes in his above top secret memos of the UFOs. He sees them around his military installations like they are spying.

That Mother Wheel is a dreadful-looking thing. White folks are making movies now to make these planes look like fiction, but it is based on something real. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that Mother Plane is so powerful that with sound reverberating in the atmosphere, just with a sound, she can crumble buildings.”

The Muslim Community Patrol (MCP): by Karys Rhea and Benjamin Baird
”MCPS, which bills itself as a civilian patrol organization acting as a liaison between New York police and the local Muslim community, typically patrols Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge and Sunset Park neighborhoods. One MCPS leader called the group a “neighborhood community patrol on steroids,” and residents have complained about its overzealous nature. Besides driving around in patrol vehicles that look remarkably similar to New York Police Department cruisers, MCPS recruits have been accused of harassing residents for minor offenses, and they are allegedly involved in a feud with the local Gates Avenue Bloods, a violent street gang. (MCPS head of security Ali Karim denied this altercation, referring to the sources of the allegation as “human devils.”)

Staffed by amateur volunteers, MCPS may not seem like Erdogan’s best option for supplemental security. However, by employing MCPS, the Turkish regime is expanding its base of overseas Islamist loyalists, who can subsequently be called upon to support his political objectives. While cementing his authoritarian reign at home, Erdogan has long been leveraging his international ties to Islamists. He openly backs the Muslim Brotherhood. His regime has provided financial support for Hamas, a designated terrorist group, and is accused of supporting affiliates of terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda.

On the American front, Erdogan and his advisors regularly attend conventions organized by Islamist groups with extremist ties, such as the CAIR and the Islamic Society of North America. Recently, Turkey invested $110 million in building a 20,000 square foot mosque in Maryland. In response, Islamists openly pledge their support to the Turkish president, treating him “like a Sultan” in exchange for increased financial and political support.

With documented ties to terrorism and extremism of their own, MCPS leaders apparently harbored no reservations about lending their support to a foreign Islamist leader. In fact, MCPS security chief Ali Karim claimed that he “witnessed” the 2017 Sheridan Circle assault “first hand,” but still felt at ease working in September with the Turkish president’s violent security detail.

Karim is the spokesman and head of security for extremist preacher and senior MCPS leader Siraj Wahhaj’s At-Taqwa mosque, where Karim hosts self-defense workshops offering paramilitary-style training and instructions on how to disarm law enforcement officers. Several workshop participants have referred to themselves as “jihad warriors,” and one trainee pleaded guilty in 2011 to plotting an attack on the Washington D.C. Metro System. In a 2013 social media post, Karim wrote, “Allah made it obligatory for the Muslims to fight in Jihad against the evil of the enemy who transgress against Islam . . . Jihad is required from every person.”

According to official NYPD documents, local law enforcement maintained a special interest in Karim and Wahhaj, secretly monitoring them for years. Wahhaj’s speech at the September TASC event praised the Turkish president. “We need a centralized leadership. I have a feeling that the leadership is coming from Turkey,” Wahhaj said, adding, “We love you here in New York.”

Wahhaj, the MCPS deputy director of operations, was listed as a potential co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. During the late 1980s, Wahhaj began recruiting Muslims from prisons and homeless shelters to eradicate crack dealers from Brooklyn. “We are willing to fight, willing to die and willing to kill,” Wahhaj told the New York Times.

Wahhaj’s men were eventually absorbed into SSI Patrol Services, an armed private security firm frequently in trouble with the law. At least three SSI guards were charged with serious criminal offenses, including second-degree murder. The defendant in that case, Ali Mustapha, was acquitted after one key witness was murdered and another refused to testify. Mustapha currently serves as MCPS’s recruitment officer and supervisor.

Impetuous and extreme, MCPS members make for poor public safety officers. Perhaps for these reasons it was selected to reinforce a Turkish presidential security detachment with its own history of brutality and contempt for U.S. laws.

The presence of uniformed Muslim American guards deployed in service to a foreign leader sends a clear message to the world: a growing number of American Islamists are fiercely devoted to Erdogan as the Caliph of an Islamic state that has transcended national borders.”

Muslim fraternitati fieri delenda est!

© Copyright 2020 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

Do You Need A Social Media Boost?

Give me a boost

Does your future career as an anti-second amendment activist need a boost?  Do you feel like the progressive anti-gun lobby could use more self-righteous leaders like you? Is standing on the graves of victims just not doing enough for your political ambitions? Or perhaps, you just exhausted your 15 minutes of fame and need to buy more time?

Self-Inflicted-Injuries-Inc is the industry leader in creating high-impact fictitious threats. Over the years, we have helped many gun-control celebrity activists—like Jussie Smollett—achieve their objective to remain relevant. Let us help you with your next cynical posturing initiative. 

With our proven process, you will be able to boost your social media traffic and get that much-coveted nod of approval from Bill, Hillary, Beto, Nancy, and Joe.

To use our method, just follow these four simple steps:

  1. Download this decal and print it with some suggestive text about someone threatening you with gun violence. We suggest you use vague language and a lot of ellipses (…) to avoid getting into trouble with law enforcement. 
  2. Place the note under your car’s windshield wiper and take a picture of it.
  3. Publish the picture on your favorite SM platform and add some text a long the lines of:

    “Debated whether to share this, & after a lot of thought here it is,”

    “Last week I’m leaving my home for work & I find this paper under my windshield. One does not have to see the rest of the sentence that was covered to understand the intent of this message, a Death Threat!”

  4. Now, sit back, and enjoy the likes and supportive feedback.

Joseph Sakran the Arab Gun Control Activis
Image 1: Joseph Sakran – the man, the legend, and his activist linkage

Note to User: It is critical that you don’t take multiple pictures of the note before and after you place it under the wiper blade. Doing so, may ruin the entire effect by creating a visual history of the age progression of the note. Remember! The note can’t look less wrinkled after you remove it from the windshield. If you must crease the paper (for that extra authentic look) do it horizontally or vertically, don’t create a diagonal crease because it looks fake. Also, it’s better not to take the picture of the note on the windshield inside your house garage, the one with the advanced ADT home Intrusion detection system and the CCTV camera. Doing so may raise pesky questions about how the imaginary perpetrator got into your garage undetected and why you don’t have a picture of him.

Joseph Sakran and the missing wrinkles
Image 2: Sakran’s garage and security system and the mystery of his appearing and disappearing paper wrinkles, missing wiper blade marks, and the strange diagonal paper crease on the note

Sample Creese Training Set
Image 3: Sampling from over 2700 specimens of paper creases used to train the ML model to analyze Sakran’s print. The AI flagged the shallow diagonal crease on the print as an anomaly

References and Sourcing
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification
Jospeh Sakran’s Gun Death Threat – Link to original Tweet
 
Joseph Sakran the Note
Image 3: Screenshot of the original tweet


I need a boost gun Image

Image 4: A free gun violence clipart (just copy and paste it into your death threat note)

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Eric Leaks

Eric Leaks

Half a lie, philosophically
Must, ipso facto, half not be
But half the lie still got to be
A vis-a-vis the truth you see?

There is a large number of online image composites that incorrectly identify various individuals as the Ukraine call leaker Eric Ciaramella. The following are a few of the more notable examples.

In Image 1, the individual identified as Eric Ciaramella is David Edelman, he was President Obama’s Special Assistant for Economic & Technology Policy in 2014.

David Edelman
Image 1
: False identification of David Edelman as Eric Ciaramella

In Image 2, the individual identified as Eric Ciaramella is Hugo Verges, he is French President Emanuel Macron’s advisor for Latin America. This image was taken prior to the state diner on April 24, 2018.

Hugo Verget vs. Eric
Image 2
: False identification of Hugo Verges as Eric Ciaramella

In Image 3, the person identified as Eric Ciaramella is Alexander Soros. These images were taken over a period of several years. Alexander is the son of George Soros.

Alexander Soros as Fake Eric
Image 3
: False identification of Alexander Soros as Eric Ciaramella

In Image 4, the person identified as Eric Ciaramella is Eric Hochberger. He is Adam Schiff’s daughter’s Alexa boyfriend.

Schiff vs. Fake Ciaramella
Image 4
: False identification of Eric Hochberger as Eric Ciaramella

In Image 5, the person identified as Eric Ciaramella is Rostyslav Pavlenko. He is the Head of Situation Analysis Service of the Secretariat of President of Ukraine. Eric Ciaramella and Jennifer Perino did attend this meeting, but opted out of the group photo. The source of this Image is USUF.

False Eric Ciaramella ID
Image 5: False identification of Rostyslav Pavlenko as Eric Ciaramella

The following is a complete catalog of the participants in the Washington, DC, November 9, 2015 meeting titled “Representatives of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations meeting with Obama Administration officials”.

The Hit Team
Image 6: Catalog of meeting participants (including some absent from the photo)

If you are looking for a confirmed Eric Ciaramella’s photo, you can find it in the Mechanics of Deception (one of the links), as well as in Image 7 below. All images have been deepfake verified.

Eric Ciaramella Urii Stets, Yaroslav Brisiuck, Elizabeth Zentos
Image 7: L-R Yaroslav Brisiuck, Urii Stets, Erci Ciaramella, and Elizabeth Zentos

References and Sourcing
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification
Poem Inspired by Eric The Half A BeeWritten by: Eric Idle and John Cleese
Religious Leaders of Ukraine Deliver Appeal for Aid to President Obama – USUF

Note regarding false image source and distribution: It may be of some relevance or just a coincidence that at least one of the composite images that misidentifies Alexander Soros as Eric Ciaramella originated from the email address rlo386@xxxxxxx.com. This address is associated with Karrisa Olsen, the wife of a Fackcheck.org reporter Angelo Fichera.

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Every Dog has its Day Qassem Soleimani

Qassem Soleimani

Though the mills of G-d grind slowly,
Yet they grind exceeding small
Though with patience he stands waiting,
With exactness grinds he all.

Finally earth has vomited you,
An AGM Hellfire was your farewell
Good riddance once and for all,
For eternity may you spend in hell!

Qassem Soleimani Rings
Image 1: Many rings of terror, numerous rings of violence, dozen rings of hostage takers, and one master ring to rule them all and bind them

Sources and References
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object detection
Ring Verse – J.R.R. Tolkien
Retribution – Henry Wadsworth Longellow, p. 616

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