Freed Sudanese Mother Mariam Ibraheem: The US Embassy “Refused To Deal With Us”

*Mariam Ibraheem, the Sudanese suffragette who was finally freed last July after being sentenced to death for converting to Christianity,  says that officials at the US Embassy in Sudan initially “refused to deal with” her and told her to go to the UN.

She appeared on the Kelly File with Megyn Kelly, Monday evening to talk about her harrowing and inspiring plight.

“In the beginning, before I went to prison, Daniel and I first went to the US Embassy. The Consul refused to speak to us and hear the details of the problem. She refused to deal with us and told us to go to the UN. However, Ambassador Jerry Lanier stood by me, and his support made a big difference in my life” she stated.

Mariam told Megyn that she always knew God would help her. When asked why she didn’t just say what her Muslim oppressors wanted to hear so she could save her life,  she answered, “if I did that – that would mean that I gave up. And it’s not possible because it’s not true. It’s my right to follow the religion of my choice. I am not the only one suffering from this problem. There are many Mariams in Sudan and throughout the world. It’s not just me. I’m not the only one.”

The woman is a saint.

Via Fox News Insider:

Ibraheem told Megyn Kelly that she trusted in God, saying that her faith was the only weapon she had.

“I knew that God would help me, that God knew I was a victim of injustice,” she said through a translator.

“I put my life at risk for the women of Sudan,” she said, explaining that they are persecuted and treated very harshly.

The Ibraheem family is now living in New Hampshire. Ibraheem said she would like to help women and children in Sudan and Africa, and to promote freedom of religion.

She closed the segment by saying that she still needs prayers. Perhaps for other Christians suffering in Muslim lands – perhaps for her own “unstable situation” – perhaps for her baby who she has said in past interviews was damaged by the circumstances of her difficult birth. Whichever the case. I say we all say a prayer for this remarkable woman.

*I like most everyone else on the internet, have apparently been spelling the heroine’s name incorrectly (Miriam Ibrahim) for the past six months. Monday night was the first time I saw her name spelled Mariam Ibraheem.

Krauthammer: “The Reason It’s A Coalition of the Unwilling Is Because Obama Is Unwilling” (Video)

Charles Krauthammer offered his take on the Regime’s pathetic failure to gather a broad, international coalition - unlike George W. Bush who was able to gather a coalition of 49 nations to provide material military support including troops, intelligence cooperation, material, logistics, ground facilities, and financial assistance” for the Iraq War in 2003.

“The reason it’s a coalition of the unwilling is because Obama is unwilling,” Dr. K said. “And everyone knows it. He telegraphed it in his speech, they all understand he’s ambivalent, They’ve all looked at what he did in Afghanistan and Libya, and they say that if the leader of this coalition is ambivalent and reluctant, why should we join?”

Via NRO:

SEE ALSO:

Twitchy: ‘I wish you’d get this snippy with our enemies': Marie Harf chides Daily Beast correspondent

My latest at The Conversation:

Josh Earnest: ‘The Coalition Is Coming Together Very Nicely’

In his weekly address, Saturday, President Obama once again tried to separate himself from the “previous administration” by telling the American people he would avoid making “the mistakes of the past” and crowing that he is “leading the right way” so “more nations are joining our coalition.”  He said this despite reports his counter-terrorism effort is receiving only tepid support from even our staunchest allies.Sep 14, 2014 3:36 PM PT

Judge Jeanine Pirro Reams Obama: “You Messed Up Big Time!”

Just as sure as the sun rises in the East and Obama golfs on weekends, Judge Jeanine Pirro takes him to the woodshed Saturday nights for an intense verbal smackdown.

In this week’s opening statement, she castigated him for his weak stance on ISIS (or ISIL as Obama obstinately calls them) and general incompetence in handling foreign policy.

“Your strategy has been feckless since day one – you messed up big time!” she said.

She went on to completely trash his nonsensical claim that “ISIL (ISIS) is not Islamic”.

Pirro had Frank Gaffney on to discuss the vulnerable power grid situation – as topic she’s covered in the past.

James Foley’s Brother: I Was “Specifically Threatened” By State Department RE Raising Private Funds To Rescue Him

On the Kelly File, last night, Michael Foley, the brother of slain journalist James Foley, told host Megyn Kelly his  family is “appalled” by the Regime’s actions (or lack thereof) in regards to James Foley’s capture and subsequent beheading by ISIS.

After Kelly reminded him of the president’s words, *”no Americans unjustly detained should be left behind,” and asked him if he felt that the administration had done everything it could to get his brother back, Foley responded, “no, no – we’re appalled by the situation. It went past not doing everything they could – they were actually an impedance. They got in our way. And that’s what really bothers me to the core. “
Foley claimed  he was “specifically threatened” by the State Department about raising funds to meet the ransom demands for his brother. He added, “we were smart enough to look past it but we lost a lot of time trying to regroup…”

As Kelly noted, it’s one thing to have an official policy of not negotiating with terrorists, (as has been US policy forever) but barring families from doing so privately seems to be something new.

And as she also noted early in the clip, the Regime negotiated with terrorists in the case of Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl – trading him for five Taliban commanders.

As usual, there is unequal treatment under the Regime’s law and the only consistency seems to be that they always choose to do the worst thing. It’s madness, and there doesn’t appear to be a method to it.

MORE!

Whoa…

The Daily Mail: ‘As an American I’m embarrassed and appalled': James Foley’s mother hits out at Obama’s efforts to rescue her son and claims she was threatened with PROSECUTION if family paid ransom:

  • Diane Foley says she was disappointed by the handling of her son’s case in CNN interview
  • Mother of executed journalist slams Obama administration for their attitude
  • Claims family felt they were an ‘annoyance’ to US officials
  • FBI came to her family for information on the whereabouts of Foley 
  • Threatened with prosecution if they attempted to raise a ransom 
  • Secret mission to rescue James Foley failed over July 4 weekend 
  • James Foley’s beheading was posted online last month by ISIS militants

The mother of James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by ISIS, spoke tonight of her deep disappointment felt towards the Obama administration for their handling of his time as a prisoner of the terror group, saying, ‘I really feel our country let Jim down.’

On the 13th anniversary of 9/11 and the day after President Obama addressed the nation and finally offered a strategy to defeat ISIS, Diane Foley told CNN that ‘as an American’, she was ‘embarrassed and appalled’ at the efforts to rescue her son from captivity.

Articulate and thoughtful throughout her interview, Mrs. Foley made the startling claim that US officials threatened her family with prosecution if they tried to raise a ransom for Foley, 40, and said ‘Jim was sacrificed because of a lack of communication and prioritization.’

And in a thinly veiled attack on Obama’s new strategy to ‘degrade and destroy’ ISIS she said that meeting violence with more violence may not be the answer and said, ‘bombing caused Jim’s death.’

‘Jim was killed in the most horrific way. He was sacrificed because of just a lack of coordination, lack of communication, lack of prioritization,’ said Diane Foley. ‘As a family, we had to find our way through this on our own.’

The Independent Sentinel: Obama’s Most Unforgiveable Lie: Obama Lied About Working With Families of Americans Slaughtered by ISIS

Mr. Obama said that he kept the Foley and Sotloff families regularly informed. It was an unforgivable lie, unless you choose to not believe the families of both Americans beheaded by ISIS. Not only did the administration not help the families, they kept the families from taking actions aimed at saving their family members, James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

Obama not only didn’t work with the families, he worked against them. The families are now committed to not letting that happen again as ISIS plans the beheading of a British journalist or an American aid worker.

Politico reported that Steven Sotloff, the 30-year old American journalist who was recently beheaded by ISIS, was sold to ISIS for between $25,000 to $50,000, [ it seems like a sum that the family could have come raised]. He was sold by the “so-called moderate rebels, that people want our administration to support,” according to a spokesperson for the Sotloff family.

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*Note how Obama carefully parsed his words, “No Americans unjustly detained should be left behind.” Now you know how the Regime views the detainment of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who has been languishing in a Mexican jail since April for taking a wrong turn.

Video: Sen. Ted Cruz Pushes Expatriate Terrorist Act of 2014

Monday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas,  filed the Expatriate Terrorist Act (E.T.A.) of 2014 to prevent Americans who join ISIS from returning to the United States.

 “We should take common sense steps to make fighting for, or supporting ISIS, an affirmative renunciation of American citizenship. We know today that there are over a hundred Americans who have joined ISIS, who have taken up arms alongside the Jihadists, along with thousands of others from the European Union. And we also know that they are trying to return to their countries of origin to carry out terrorist attacks there. We know this because on May 24, an ISIS member returned to Belgium, where he attacked innocent visitors at a Jewish museum, slaughtering four people. And it was reported today that he had been plotting an even larger attack on Paris on Bastille Day. In addition, on August 11 of this year, an accused ISIS sympathizer, Donald Ray Morgan, was arrested at JFK airport trying to reenter the United States. Mr. President, we know that this threat is real.

“Mr. President, that is why I have today filed legislation, the Expatriate Terrorist Act of 2014, which would amend the existing statute governing renunciation of United States citizenship to designate fighting for a hostile foreign government or foreign terrorist organization as an affirmative renunciation of citizenship. By fighting for ISIS, U.S. citizens have expressed their desire to become citizens of the Islamic State, and that cannot and will not peacefully coexist with remaining American citizens. The desire to become a citizen of a terrorist organization that has expressed a desire to wage war on the American people, has demonstrated a brutal capacity to do so, murdering American civilians on the global stage and promising to bring that Jihad home to America. We should not be facilitating their efforts by allowing fighters fighting alongside ISIS to come back to America with American passports and walk freely in our cities to carry out unspeakable acts of terror. It is my hope that the legislation I’m introducing today will earn support on both sides of the aisle, that we will see this body come together and say while there are many partisan issues that divide us, when it comes to protecting United States citizens from acts of terror, we are all as one.”

Why this legislation is necessary via The Conversation: State Dept: Fighting With ISIS Doesn’t Automatically Mean Your Passport Will Be Revoked.

In Great Britain, where an estimated 500 British citizens have traveled to Iraq and Syria to fight with ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron is pushing for Parliament to pass tough new sanctions, including passport seizures and banning Brits who join the jihadists from returning home.

We’re not yet seeing a similar push in the United States from the Obama administration.

Earlier this year, Rep. Michele Bachmann asked the FBI, what would happen when terrorists from her state tried to return home. She revealed the answer she got on the Glenn Beck Show.

“Two from my state were the first Americans who were fighting for ISIS,” Bachmann told The Glenn Beck Program on Tuesday. “I had gone earlier this year and asked the FBI, ‘Are there any Minnesotans that are over fighting with ISIS?’ It was classified information at the time, I couldn’t reveal it. Now everyone knows.”

“At that time, these two hadn’t been killed yet. So what I asked is, ‘OK, once they’re done fighting with ISIS, what’s going to happen if they try to return?’ And they said, ‘Well, they’ll come into the country.’ Are you kidding me? We are not going to prevent them from coming into the United States?’”

During a press briefing on Sept. 2, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki was asked if joining a designated terrorist group was something for which you could lose your passport.   She answered, “it’s not as black and white as that.”

Two days later, State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf admitted that being a member of a designated terrorist organization “does not automatically mean your passport will be revoked.”
RELATED:
Seems the  ISIS mutants keep getting their Twitter accounts suspended — putting a huge damper on their much touted social media jihad.
Solution! ISIS Lone Wolves have been called upon to hunt down and kill Twitter employees.

Watch James O’Keefe Demonstrate How Easy It Is For ISIS To Cross Our Northern Border

As we approach the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks – with terror alerts flashing red everywhere but at the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security – Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe brings us the unsettling results of his latest investigation.

Last month I crossed the border dressed as Osama bin Laden. Today we released a follow-up investigation.

It was so easy to cross into the United States from Mexico, we began asking questions about the Northern border. After all, British intelligence believes more than 500 British citizens have joined ISIS, and British citizens can enter Canada without a visa.

Frankly, we were disheartened by what we found.

 

Over and over again Obama has demonstrated that he is more interested in protecting Muslims from being “profiled” than he is in keeping the American people safe.

Here’s the tally of terror attacks on US soil that have taken place since Obama took office.

May 2009, Binghamton NY: N.Y. Shooting Massacre
June 2009, Little Rock, AR: Military Recruiting Center Shooting
November 2009, Fort Hood, TX:Fort Hood Gunman Who Killed 12, Wounded 30 Survived Gun Battle
December 2009, Detroit, MI: Panty-bomber, Northwest Airlines Flight 253

March 4, 2010: John Patrick Bedell, a Muslim convert, shot and wounded two Pentagon police in Arlington County, Va.

May 2010, NYC: Faisal Shahzad, Times Square Attack
September 2012: Benghazi terror attack on US Consulate in Libya
April 2013: The Boston Marathon bombing

This represents quite an uptick since Bush left office. What changed?

As blogger AJ Strata noted in April of 2010, the Obama Administration Confused national defense and criminal defense.

When President Obama was candidate Obama, his national security team was clear that they were going to roll back the Bush hair-trigger defenses and do things very differently. They were adamant to prove we were not really at war, and that we could fight the bloody-mad Jihadists using courtrooms and prosecutors. Their naivete knew no bounds.

The Obama administration decided early on that  they knew enough about the threat to adjust Bush’s early warning network to be much less intrusive on suspects. Strata noted that “they were arrogantly wrong. Their changes introduced openings that al Qaeda and its allies exploited with surreal success.”

Other than enacting more intrusive policies on everyday Americans, it doesn’t look like the administration has changed it’s national security posture at all,  since then.

Multiple terrorist groups are determined to hit us again on 9/11/2014 and the Obama administration hasn’t even bothered to raise the threat level. Instead, we’re going to get another worthless  Obama speech on 9/10.

Previously:

Holder DOJ ‘Handcuffed’ the FBI From Investigating Islamic Extremism In US

SEE ALSO:

Rachel Alexander, RWN: Obama Fails to Warn Americans of Possibility of a 9-11 Anniversary Attack This Week

 

Steve Emerson: Holder DOJ ‘Handcuffed’ the FBI From Investigating Islamic Extremism In US (Video)

Steve Emerson of the Investigative Project on Terrorism  said on Justice With Jeanine Pirro, Saturday night,  that there are now 300-400 American Volunteers fighting for ISIS. (The US State Dept. says there are only 12. Defense Sec. Hagel says about 100,  and Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, says hundreds.)

He told Pirro, “they can return to the United States any time they want. (Currently, there is no policy in place to revoke passports of Jihadists, but Republicans in Congress are working on legislation to address that.)

The FBI has been handcuffed in terms of investigating religious extremists in mosques as a result of guidelines put out by the Attorney General earlier, this year.” He added,  “there is a definite problem in investigating those militants in the United States who are either recruiting for ISIS or have returned from Syria or Iraq having fought for ISIS, ready to carry out freelance or directed terrorist attacks on behalf of ISIS against the United States.

Asked by Pirro to elaborate, Emerson said, “the Department of Justice has put out guidelines that restricted the FBI and other other law enforcement agencies from using religious actors in identifying National Security threats to the United States…”

His portion of the video begins 5:00 in:

According to The Center For Security Policy, back in January, the DOJ was poised to  “prohibit religious profiling in terror cases,”  completely blinding federal law enforcement to the threat from Islamic extremism.

Already, the department has forced the FBI to bleach references to “Islam” and “jihad” from its counterterrorism training materials. It’s also made it harder for agents to infiltrate radical mosques.

But Attorney General Eric Holder reportedly now wants to make it illegal for agents to even consider religion in their investigations.

Democrats on the Hill are cheering the changes, along with the ACLU and radical Muslim Brotherhood front groups, who have all lobbied the administration for them. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, which has seen several of its officials jailed on terror-related charges, calls it “a step in the right direction.”

Appearing before the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee in 2012, CAIR demanded the administration remove religion as a factor in terrorism investigations, even though just four years earlier Justice had named CAIR an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator.

The Islamic Society of North America, another designated co-conspirator, hailed the move as a civil-rights victory worthy of praise from “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

The timing couldn’t be worse. Experts say that if anything, the U.S. should be expanding its terrorist profile to include radical Muslim women along with men. Russian intelligence warns female suicide bombers are threatening next month’s Winter Olympics.

The FBI missed the Boston Marathon bombings because it failed to focus on radicalized local Muslims. The only way law enforcement can effectively head off future attacks — including possibly the upcoming Super Bowl in New Jersey — is by gathering predictive intelligence in the Muslim community — namely, inside mosques.

Holder cut off these investigative avenues for the FBI, “as well as for border agents charged with protecting the nation from Islamic extremists at airports and land crossings.”

 See Also: 

Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon:FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment Omits Islamist Terrorism: Internal report labels white supremacists, black separatists, militias, abortion extremists main domestic extremists…

Surreal…

The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both carried out by radical Muslim Americans.

Instead, the internal FBI intelligence report concluded in its 2013 assessment published this month that the threat to U.S. internal security from extremists is limited to attacks and activities by eight types of domestic extremist movements—none motivated by radical Islam.

They include anti-government militia groups and white supremacy extremists, along with “sovereign citizen” nationalists, and anarchists. Other domestic threat groups outlined by the FBI assessment include violent animal rights and environmentalist extremists, black separatists, anti- and pro-abortion activists, and Puerto Rican nationalists.

The Conversation: State Dept: Fighting With ISIS Doesn’t Automatically Mean Your Passport Will Be Revoked

The Conversation: Fighting for ISIS is no reason to keep someone out of the country, huh?

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