Kamala Harris, Gretchen Whitmer caught hanging out with supporter of Iranian terror regime

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DEARBORN, MI- There is a saying that who you associate with says a lot about who you are. If that is indeed the case, then Kamala Harris and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer may have some explaining to do.

PJ Media reports that Harris and Whitmer spent a bit of time with an Islamic spiritual leader, Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi, founder of the Islamic House of Wisdom (IHW) in Dearborn, Michigan.

He was part of a vaccination mobilization event in mid-July (they’re still doing those, apparently) where he joined Harris and Whitmer, as well as the lieutenant governor of Michigan “and a group of state and national political leaders at TCF Center in Detroit,” the IHW announced at the time.

Elahi was apparently given close access to all of the headliners of the event.

“Talking with VP Harris, the imam congratulated the administration for their great achievement in fighting COVID 19 and advancing the vaccination services,” the IHW wrote.

However there is apparently much more to this imam, as in he has “served as a key institution for the interests and agenda of the Iranian regime for decades,” according to Focus on Western Islamism. Interesting.

PJ Media reports that the IHW has been the scene of a number of visits from luminaries from within the Democratic Party, including a visit from Whitmer there in January 2021. Her visit at that time was announced by the IHW:

“Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Imam Elahi’s first Thursday prayer service of 2021!…During her speech, the Governor appreciated the service and at the end, she addressed the community members’ comments and questions! [so excited to have the “kidnapping victim” in the house]…While some breaking news was happening and CNN was waiting to desperately interview Governer [sic] Whitmer, she generously spent a big amount of her evening time for this virtual visitation to IHW and the members of Muslim community of Michigan!”

Harris and Whitmer were not the only Democrats to visit the mosque. In November the IHW reported the visit of Rep. Debbie Dingell(berry)-(D-MI) in November 2015:

“With the presence of Congresswoman Debbie Dingle [sic], Mayor of Dearborn, interfaith community and hundreds of other dignitaries, community leaders, and members, it turned to a great celebration of HIS’s accomplishments in the last two decades.”

In April 2020, the then-mayor of Dearborn Heights, Bill Bazzi stated, “We do need to support the Islamic House of Wisdom financially.”

Elahi has also managed to work his way into becoming police chaplain in Dearborn, where Elahi praised that city’s Muslim mayor Abdullah Hammoud, expressing “his pride and admiration of the Mayor and his administration for their achievements in such a short time.”

Of course, all of this Democratic bootlicking of Elahi has somehow missed one rather important factor. Focus on Western Islamism reports that Elahi has “worked as an Iranian regime operative and maintained decades-long friendships with Iranian leadership.”

In the 1980s, Elahi “served as the head of ‘political ideology’ for the Iranian Navy” back in his native Iran. The U.S. Institute for Peace notes he initially came to the United States in 1991 to “inspect American branches of Hizbullah (Tehran’s network of agents) and to reinforce Tehran’s influence on Shi’ite communities.”

There are photos on the IHW website which shows a picture of Elahi in Beirut in 2005 with Grand Ayatollah Sayed Mohammad Hussein Fadallah, the spiritual leader of Hizballah and someone who was identified by the U.S. government ad being a supporter of terrorism. Elahi referred to Fadallah as a “man of peace, man of justice…a man of antiterrorism and antiviolence” when he passed away.

Moreover in 2013 Elahi praised then Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as a “man of faith and determination, mind and manner, knowledge and experience, rationality and righteousness,” however according to Focus on Western Islamism, Rouhani was a major supporter of terror. In addition, he suppressed political dissidents, responsible for arresting thousands of them, while allowing torture of prisoners.

In 2005 Elahi defended then-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who railed against Israel, ranting that it should be “wiped off the map.” Elahi said that the madman’s comments had to be placed “in context.”

Elahi defended his comment when questioned about his comment, claiming that he was “a man of interfaith and dialogue,” while scolding the reporter from Focus on Western Islamism that he “didn’t like the tone of your email.” Thin-skinned apparently as well.

None of this of course matters to Harris, Whitmer or the other Democrats who tripped over themselves sucking up to this imam. Despite his apparent alliances with Islamic terrorists, Democrats don’t care because for them, they are just playing to their base.

As PJ Media notes, “the possibility that Elahi could be influencing his people in an anti-American direction doesn’t even enter their minds.”

It would be nice to say it’s surprising that Harris, Whitmer, Dingell and others hang around with someone who if not supports at least tolerates calls for jihad. But in reality, it’s not surprising at all.

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For a previous piece on terrorists who may have entered the U.S., we invite you to:

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WASHINGTON, DC- Before FBI Director Christopher Wray turned his tail and fled from a Senate hearing last week, he faced intense scrutiny from Senate Republicans over a number of issues, including a whistleblower report that the administration, when evacuating Afghanistan, also removed hundreds of individuals on the US Terrorist Watchlist.

Republican Senators Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) both have urged the Department of Defense to immediately launch a probe into the whistleblower’s allegations which state the administration evacuated hundreds of Afghans without properly vetting them prior to release into the United States, according to The Epoch Times.

The whistleblower says that some 324 Afghan evacuees who were on the DoD’s Biometrically Enabled Watchlist (BEWL) were improperly vetted. That list, said Hawley and Johnson, includes known suspected terrorists. Now they are demanding answers.

The Epoch Times notes the BEWL “identifies individuals whose biometrics have been collected and determined by analysts to be threats or potential threats to national security, including known suspected terrorists.”

Moreover, it is also alleged that the White House and Defense officials told agency personnel to “cut corners” and not conduct full fingerprint analysis on the evacuees at staging bases in Europe, ostensibly to enable “the rushed evacuation from Afghanistan.”

Yet still, the Department of Homeland Security authorized staff to delete old biometric data at their discretion, which the senators said was a “troubling development that could threaten national security and public safety.”

Last Thursday, Hawley and Johnson drafted a letter outlining the allegations exposed by the whistleblower to acting DoD Inspector General Sean O’Donnell.

“We write to you with concern over new allegations raised by a Department of Defense (DoD) whistleblower. This information may show the Biden Administration’s failure to vet those evacuated from Afghanistan was even worse than the public was led to believe. The following allegations demand an immediate investigation by your office,” they wrote.

The Department of Defense has previously acknowledged in a report that not all Afghan refugees were properly vetted “using all DoD data prior to arriving in” the United States by the National Counter-Terrorism Center.

Earlier this year, the DoD said it had identified 50 Afghans in the U.S. whose records show they could pose a significant security concern.

In their letter, Hawley and Johnson indicated they “understand that number has risen to at least 65,” while admonishing O’Donnell that they “need to be immediately located, fully vetted, and, if appropriate, deported.”

The new number of 324 Afghans on the watchlist are in addition to the 50 to 65 already confirmed.

The two senators asked O’Donnell now many BEWL matches were generated by submissions obtained from the Afghan refugees. Further, they asked if those who generated matches were denied entry into the U.S., admitted entry, or are currently within the United States.

The senators also asked for clarification as to whether NSC or DoD staff were urged to cut corners in processing the evacuees’ information, while also demanding clarification on the circumstances under which agency personnel are permitted to delete biometric data.

O’Donnell was also asked to specify the number of BEWL matches generated by Afghan evacuees after they arrived in-country, as well as what steps have been taken toward identifying, vetting, or deporting them, while also asking how many were known suspected terrorists, The Epoch Times reported.

That led to the questioning of Wray, who was slammed from a number of fronts, including Sen. Ted Cruz, who admonished the agency for declaring certain symbols or depictions from the American Revolution were indicators of right wing extremism.

Law Enforcement Today recently reported on that phenomenon, and that story may be found below.

Hawley pressed Wray about the whistleblower’s allegations, asking about the agency’s ability to track down and interview the 324 suspected terrorists. While he wasn’t able to provide specifics, Wray did admit that “there are a number of individuals, through our joint terrorism task forces, that we are actively trying to investigate.”

Wray, who spends more time dodging questions than actually answering them, claimed the FBI had staved off a number of actions related to the evacuees, but refused to get specific.

“I will say that this was a massive number of people to be vetting in an extraordinarily short period of time, and that in my view inevitably raises concerns,” Wray said when asked about allegations of cutting corners.

“Oh, I think you’re absolutely right about that,” Hawley interjected. “’Inevitably raises concerns’ I think is the nicest thing that could be said about it.”

Continuing, Hawley said:

“We know that the basic procedures were not followed. We know that the screening process was not followed. And now we know that potentially hundreds of people connected to terrorism are loose in this country as a result,” he finished as he ran out of time.

The Epoch Times reports the Biden administration admitted some 77,000 Afghans to the U.S. during the failed withdrawal from the country last August. That botched withdrawal resulted in the deaths of 13 American service members and countless Afghan citizens.

The airlifts out of the country were ostensibly for those who may have been threatened with retaliation by the Taliban for helping the U.S. during the 20-year war there. However the evacuation has been widely criticized and is yet another black mark on the Biden administration.

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Below is the piece about an FBI whistleblower who reported the inclusion of symbols and images of the American Revolution as signs of violent white extremism:

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Project Veritas has published an undercover document from the FBI which lists a number of symbols of America’s founding as “extremist” and tied to “Militia Violent Extremists,” or MVEs, according to American Military News.

The symbols identified as extremist in the FBI’s document include the Betsy Ross American Flag, the Gadsden “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, symbols of the Second Amendment, and other imagery closely related to the Revolutionary War period. It’s information like this that begs for the FBI to be dissolved and a new agency constructed in its place.

Project Veritas said it obtained the information via a whistleblower.

The document, labeled “Unclassified/Law Enforcement Sensitive” also contains a disclaimer reading “FBI Internal Use Only.” Wonder why.

The document then goes on to list some symbols, many of which are familiar and then there are the others which simply relate to the Revolutionary War era.

Below are some of the previously reported ones:

  • Boogaloo: an American flag with an igloo replacing the 50 stars and a single Hawaiian shirt-patterned line. The term Boogaloo is a reference to the film Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo and is believed to refer to a second American civil war.
  • Punisher skulls
  • 2A: the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms
  • Electrical Resistance symbol
  • Anarcho-Capitalism
  • Various symbols of “Warrior Culture”
  • Molon Labe: a phrase meaning “come and take them,” popularized by Spartan King Leonidas at the Battle of Thermopylae, whereby he was challenging the Persians to take away the weapons of his opposing army.
  • A black and white or all-black American flag

Then the document went totally rogue:

  • The Gadsden flag
  • American Revolutionary War imagery
  • The Liberty Tree: references a famous elm tree in Boston where colonial men organized in 1765 for one of the first major acts of defiance against the British prior to the American Revolution.
  • The Betsy Ross flag, which represented the first thirteen colonies (states), which has the thirteen stars arranged in a circle.

“Widespread use of symbols and quotes from American history, especially the Revolutionary War, exists within MVE networks,” the document reads. “Historic and contemporary military themes are common for MVE symbols.”

The document doesn’t seem to identify any symbols of “left wing extremism” such as the antifa symbol, black power, or Black Lives Matter imagery, nor the imagery of radical left anti-choice loons which consists of an image of a woman’s sexual reproductive system. Doesn’t fit the agenda, apparently.

In addition to the above, the FBI’s document also lists a number of common phrases and references associated to, in some cases, events or individuals shared by so-called MVEs. Included in those references is the murder of Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt, the unarmed woman who was killed in cold blood by a US Capitol Police officer on January 6, 2021.

The document also references a man named Duncan Lemp, a man who was shot and killed in March 2020 in an early morning police raid on his home. Lemp’s family insists he was asleep at the time he was shot and killed.

The FBI document also mentions Ruby Ridge and Waco as possible references to MVEs.

If you’re unfamiliar, Ruby  Ridge, located in Idaho, was the site of a 1992 standoff between friends and family of Randy Weaver versus the FBI, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the U. S. Marshals. During the exchange of gunfire, Weaver’s 14-year-old son Sammy was killed, while Weaver’s wife was shot and killed by an FBI sniper.

Waco occurred during the Clinton administration and saw another standoff between federal law enforcement authorities and the Branch Dividians, a religious group, in Waco, Texas. As a result of the initial raid, six members of the religious group were killed in a shootout with the ATF as they attempted to raid the compound to serve a firearms warrant on Feb. 28, 1993.

The raid turned into a lengthy standoff between the Branch Dividians and the feds. At some point in time the compound “caught fire” and 76 additional members of the religious group were killed, including 25 children and two pregnant women.

There have long been questions how the fire started, with some suggesting it was the result of a flash bang or similar device fired into the compound by the feds.

“The use or sharing of these symbols alone should not independently be considered evidence of MVE presence or affiliation, or serve as an indicator of illegal activity, as many individuals use these symbols for their original historic meaning or other non-violent purposes,” the document states.

American Military News reached out to the FBI for comment, however none was returned.


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