Biden removes group from terror list. Their response? Lead students in ‘death to America!’ chant.

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The following contains editorial content written by a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today. 

WASHINGTON, DC- Remember—“white supremacists” are the greatest threat to the United States of America—so says Joe Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland and many Democrats.

As if most people are not already keenly aware of Biden’s disregard of true threats to the United States, we were reminded recently of exactly how out of touch Biden is.

Biden recently removed a radical terrorist group, the Yemeni Shi’ite Houthis from their designation as a foreign terrorist group. Former President Donald Trump had designated the group as such, which of course led to leftist media outrage, and which also came from the usual suspects on the political left.

In fact, PJ Media also reports that 22 aid groups operating in Yemen also demanded the designation be revoked “immediately.” Of course when Biden became president, he undid everything Trump did, apparently including designations of known terrorist groups.

That included removing the designation from Shi’ite Houthis. Like a lot of what we’ve learned over the past six months, Trump was right about this as well.

In May, the United States Navy intercepted thousands of assault weapons, machine guns and sniper rifles from a ship believed to be headed to Yemen order to aid the Houthis.

It is believed the weapons were slated to be used against Saudi Arabia, however a mere two weeks after the Biden administration lifted the terror designation, a Yemeni political analyst, Salim Al-Muntaser said the Houthis had motives other than attacking Saudi interests; ending US presence in the Middle East.

Al-Muntaser bragged that:

“Ansar Allah’s strikes have worn Saudi Arabia down and have turned their American weapons into scrap metal. The advanced American Patriot missiles cannot intercept drones and ballistic missiles that are considered primitive.

Therefore, there is no longer any significance to American presence in the Middle East. Soon we will witness a complete American withdrawal.”

It should be noted that Ansar Allah is another name used by the Houthis.

Al-Muntaser further boasted that withdrawal of the United States from the Middle East would lead to the eventual destruction of Israel:

“After that, there is no doubt that the Zionist entity will not be strong enough to face the resistance axis. I will not be surprised, and I expect that missiles will be launched from Saada and Sanaa in Yemen towards the so-called ‘Tel-Aviv’ and the Zionist entity will be destroyed.”

But that’s okay…the United States military is laser-focused on “white supremacy,” proper pronouns and identity politics.

Al-Muntaser then rotated to Iran, noting that nation does not need the nuclear agreement with the United States.

“The Islamic Republic does not need the nuclear agreement. It does not need to sit at the negotiating table. It is the Americans and the Zionists who needs this. They are terrified by the thought that the Islamic Republic would produce nuclear weapons and exterminate the Zionist entity.”

The move to delist Shi’ite Houthis from the known terrorist list is curious. Al-Muntaser made it crystal clear that the Houthis are antagonistic toward the United States.

Taken in concert with the Biden administration looking to appease Iran with regard to the nuclear deal, overturning the Trump administration’s hard line toward the terrorist regime, is sending a message that this administration does not seem to take the foreign terror threat seriously.

Their own words about who they believe to be the greatest threat to America—domestic white supremacists—is a signal to those foreign adversaries who seek the demise of the United States that the Biden administration’s eyes are not on the ball.

Require more proof that the Houthis are a real threat to Middle East peace and to the United States? A video recently published by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) tells you pretty much all you need to know about the mindset of this group.

 

On June 12, the Houthis’ Al-Eman TV featured an Islamic scholar, Dr. Ahmad Al-Shami indoctrinating a group of school-age children with anti-American propaganda, alleging that 9/11 was a “scam” perpetrated by the United States.

“The scam of 911 was a theatrical show produced by the Jews and the Americans. They killed a group of their own people so that they could have a pretext They would be able to say: Since you Muslims killed our people, we will take revenge and occupy you.

In order to orchestrate this, they molded public opinion into believing that ‘you killed us and this justified our occupation of all the Arab and Islamic nations and destroying their infrastructure and resources.’ All of this is done under the pretext of fighting terrorism, which ‘emerged from your midst of Muslims and Arabs.’”

 The video continued portraying innumerable American “crimes,” after which Al-Shami said:

“When we say, ‘Death to America,’ it means life for all nations that America is killing. When we say, ‘Death to Israel,’ it means life for all the people, around the world, in whose killing and corruption Israel is taking part.”

After Al-Shami was done, the students began chanting, “Allahu Akbar! Death to America! Death to Israel! Curse be upon the Jews! Victory to Islam!”

So, if these people are no longer considered a possible terrorist threat to the United States, who is? President Trump presided over one of the most peaceful four years in American history.

To our recollection, there wasn’t a single foreign terrorist attack on our country or national interests. What the Biden administration has done in removing this terrorist designation from the Houthis is puzzling.

So why did Biden remove the designation? Clearly, he was listening to the far-left, anti-American progressive wing of the Democratic Party led by Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). PJ Media said one Washington swamp insider said:

“Our action is due entirely to the humanitarian consequences of this last-minute designation from the prior administration, when the United Nations and humanitarian organizations have since made clear would accelerate the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.”

By removing the terror designation, these groups and affiliated countries are now eligible to be subsidized by the very American people they want to destroy. Makes perfect sense.

“Death to America!” No terrorist implications there.

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In a previous report, we wrote about Florida Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who criticized “the squad” for their support of Hamas terrorists. For more on that, we invite you to:

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WASHINGTON, DC — An outspoken congresswoman has criticized three other congresswomen for their alleged support of certain groups that call for and sometimes attack Americans and Israelis.

In a May 10 tweet, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) referenced three of four congressional Democrats known as the “Squad” as the “Jihad Squad” and said they don’t belong in Congress due to their recent defense of Hamas.

Greene wrote:

“The Jihad Squad @IlhanMN @RashidaTlaib @AOC doesn’t think Israel has the right to defend itself from terrorists Hamas when they fire rockets into Israel.

“They also support terrorists Antifa/BLM who attack Americans.

“Members who support terrorism don’t belong in Congress.”

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) is usually associated as a member of the “squad,” but escaped mention from Greene.

Are Greene’s tweets considered mean? It depends on one’s political perspective.

The “squad” has come under criticism in recent days after complaining about Israel’s response to rocket attacks from Hamas.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) sits on the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee. In February, she was promoted to the leadership position of Vice Chair on the Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights subcommittee within the Foreign Affairs Committee.

The Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), the largest rabbinic public policy organization in America, and the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), the country’s oldest pro-Israel organization, both denounced Omar’s promotion.

Breitbart reported CJV said in a statement:

“Omar, despite a history of support for organizations with ties to Islamic terror and condemnations of Israel sufficient to be voted ‘2019’s Anti-Semite of the Year’ by StopAntiSemitism.org, was named Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.

“‘This appointment is both risible and dangerous. Ilhan Omar’s long-standing hatred for Israel and contempt for Jews and for America make this a mockery of human rights advocacy,’ said Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, Israel Regional Vice President of the CJV.

“‘I have little doubt that she will abuse the framework of ‘human rights’ to further her campaign to demonize the Jewish State, as the UN Human Rights Council does on an annual basis. Rep. Omar should have been stripped of her committee assignments, rather than rewarded with a promotion.’”

ZOA also released a statement, saying in part:

“Omar should certainly not be elevated to her new leadership position – which will give her an even bigger platform for spewing her hateful antisemitism, Israel-bashing and promotion of boycotts against the Middle East’s only human-rights-loving democracy, Israel.”

On May 10, Omar tweeted that the Israelis were committing an act of terrorism:

“Israeli air strikes killing civilians in Gaza is an act of terrorism.

“Palestinians deserve protection.

“Unlike Israel, missile defense programs, such as Iron Dome, don’t exist to protect Palestinian civilians.

“It’s unconscionable to not condemn these attacks on the week of Eid.”

Breitbart reported Omar’s complaints were selective:

“Hamas is also known to fire rockets at Israel from densely populated areas in Gaza, placing civilians at risk, and also uses Palestinian civilians as human shields to protect terrorists and weapons caches.

“Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted many — though not all — of more than 150 rockets fired by Palestinians on Monday night.

“Rep. Omar complained that Palestinians do not have a similar system, failing to note that Israelis are not firing rockets at Palestinian civilians.”

 

The Washington Examiner reported that Omar’s tweet was in response to Palestinian claims that 20 Palestinians, including nine children, were killed by Israeli airstrikes.

However, the newspaper also noted that the report Omar cited omitted Israel’s claim that the airstrikes were targeting militants who fired missiles into Israel and that 11 Hamas terrorists were reportedly killed.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) tweeted on the evening of May 10:

“I see some who were silent as Palestinians were ripped from their homes and tear gassed in their holiest mosques now finding their voices — to stand with the Israeli gov as airstrikes leave Palestinian children dead.

“Where are your voices when Palestinians are under threat?”

Two days prior, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had tweeted about standing with Palestinians:

“We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem.

“Israeli forces are forcing families from their homes during Ramadan and inflicting violence.

“It is inhumane and the US must show leadership in safeguarding the human rights of Palestinians.”

Ocasio-Cortez recently blasted President Joe Biden for saying that Israel “has the right to defend itself.”

In a tweet, Ocasio-Cortez complained about Biden’s statement:

“Blanket statements like these w/ little context or acknowledgement of what precipitated this cycle of violence — namely, the expulsions of Palestinians and attacks on Al Aqsa — dehumanize Palestinians & imply the US will look the other way at human rights violations. It’s wrong.”

New York Post reported that Tel Aviv came under a barrage of 130 rockets launched by Hamas from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, sending residents fleeing for shelter as air raid sirens blared across Israel’s second-largest city:

“Israel’s Iron Dome defense system was activated Tuesday night, with the streaks of multiple interceptor missiles lighting up the skies over the area.

“The heavy bombardment came after an Israeli strike earlier Tuesday evening that leveled a high-rise building in Gaza that housed the offices of several top Hamas officials. That strike had come in retaliation for earlier Hamas aggression.

“Both sides had been firing at each other throughout the day, in some of the worst fighting between Israel and the terror group since their 2014 war.”

As of Thursday, New York Post reported at least 83 people were killed in Gaza since the hostilities erupted Monday. In addition, about 400 Palestinians were injured.

On the Israeli side, seven people were killed, including a 21-year-old soldier.

In total, more than 1,600 rockets have been fired at Israel since Monday, with 400 falling short, according to the latest figures from the Israel Defense Forces.

Other Republicans and supporters of Israel have also taken issue with the “squad’s” comments. Senator Ted Cruz (TX-R) accused Omar of serving as “press secretary” for Hamas.

Cruz tweeted:

“Why is a Member of Congress acting as the press secretary for Hamas? Does Biden agree?”

 

Hamas seemingly benefits from having sympathetic U.S. politicians who are willing to promote its cause. In addition, social media platforms, such as Twitter, also boost the messaging Hamas wants to send to the world.

As reported by Law Enforcement Today, Twitter continues to allow Hamas leaders to incite violence through their accounts.

For example, Ismail Haniyeh has been permitted to tweet as Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau and de facto head of the Gaza Strip to celebrate and encourage violence against Israel.

Haniyeh also posts photographs of allegedly dead children he calls “martyrs.”

In one disturbing post, Haniyeh claimed an 11-year-old boy was hit by an Israeli rocket. The photographs he includes purportedly show the boy smiling while alive and then dead.

In a separate post, Haniyeh celebrated the bombing of an Israeli oil pipeline while attaching a photograph of the resulting conflagration. He wrote (translated from Arabic):

“The bombing of Tel Aviv and the oil pipeline facility between Ashkelon and Eilat. God is great and glory is to God alone.”

On May 12, Haniyeh posted a tweet expressing hope for greater violence against Israel while mocking efforts by European officials to end the violence:

What does President Joe Biden have to say about all this?

Biden has a history of defending Israel and has opened himself up to criticism by some for that viewpoint.

For example, Jeremy Scahill provided a scathing report on Biden’s track record, tweeting:

“As president, Joe Biden can no longer credibly claim to support a two state solution & pay lip service to opposing settlements while simultaneously giving a shield of impunity to Israel’s crimes.

“For decades, Biden has defended Israel’s worst atrocities.”

On Wednesday, Biden spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reaffirm U.S. support for Israel. He told reporters at the White House:

“I had a conversation with Bibi Netanyahu not so long ago.

“My expectation and hope is that this will be closing down sooner than later. But Israel has a right to defend itself against thousands of rockets flying into your territory.”

Interestingly, reports indicate that the Biden administration authorized $235 million in funding to Palestinians one month ago.

In April, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said:

“The United States is pleased to announce that, working with Congress, we plan to restart US economic, development, and humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian people.”

The funding authorized by Biden called for “$150 million through the United Nations relief agency UNRWA, $75 million in US economic and development assistance and $10 million for peace-building programs,” Blinken said in a statement.

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