Senator Ted Cruz presided over a Senate Judiciary hearing Tuesday titled, Willful Blindness: Consequences of Agency Efforts to Deemphasize Radical Islam in Combating Terrorism. The panelists were equally divided, half fit the title, willfully blind, while the other half see clearly that the enemy is Islam.
One of the panelists was Chris Gaubatz, a national security consultant. He has every reason to be awake to the threat of the Islam since he conducted undercover research with HAMAS/Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) at their DC headquarters as well as in Virginia and Maryland. He worked alongside them as an intern, and was able to keep many physical files that were to be destroyed.
According to Gaubatz, HAMAS/CAIR actually,
“Discussed coordinating with Bin Laden and his associates, placed staffers and interns inside congressional offices, conspired to influence congress, (specifically judiciary, intelligence, and homeland security committees), and worked with a Muslim law enforcement officer to influence a major terrorism investigation by accessing a classified federal police database and tipping off the suspect.”
The panelist also relayed being at a convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in which DHS and the FBI had booths set up to recruit members there. Now why would those agencies want to recruit from a group of Muslims most likely to have ties with terrorism? This sounds like another case of willful blindness.
In addition he saw Imam Siraj Wahhaj, a strong advocate for implementing Sharia Law, and also an unindicted co-conspirator of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, actually ask for money to support HAMAS.
So much for see something say something. It appears Gaubatz has amazing evidence to support the facts that HAMAS/CAIR who is the Muslim Brotherhood in America, remains alive and well influencing our government and its national security apparatus, and not one of the senators felt the need to ask a follow-up question to his statements.
In stark contrast the opening statement by Senator Coons was equally stunning in a display of simply failing to grasp the truth of the terrorism problem we have here in America, not to mention his misunderstanding of who ISIS is.
Senator Coons stated,
“ISIS is not Islamic. It is a perverted misinterpretation of one of the world’s great religions. No religion condones the massacring of thousands of innocent people,”
It sounds as though Senator Coons may be taking a play out of the Obama playbook as he also expects some mental gymnastics to take place while we are to accept that Islamic State in Iraq and Syria isn’t Islamic. And it doesn’t seem as though the good senator has looked back into the history of Islam. Certainly if he did he would see deaths in the hundreds of millions of people throughout the peaceful Muslim history.
Two more zingers from Coons,
“The country is still trying to make sense of a tragic event in Orlando. 16 days ago a man entered the Pulse nightclub armed with dangerous weapons and massacred 49 innocent people, injuring 50 more leaving our nation and world shaken…I utterly reject the notion that there is some sort of political correctness preventing us from fighting our enemies.”
Senator Coons, if you reject the notion of political correctness then your above statement should read like this,
“16 days ago America experienced yet another Islamic terrorist attack, when an armed Muslim jihadi, swearing allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State, entered the Pulse nightclub and killed 49 innocent people and wounded another 50. In short order, the majority of Americans knew exactly what the motive was as did the whole world, yet the Obama administration, his DHS and FBI are still to this day baffled as to his reasoning. In fact, the denial of what is clear to all with the exception of the “experts” brings shame to the leadership and makes our country even more vulnerable to Islamic attacks.
The hearing was meant to bring light to how our law enforcement agencies continue to down-play Islam’s ideology as the culprit for numerous terrorist attacks because of the political correct approach of Obama’s administration. Part of fixing a problem is identifying it, and the Obama law enforcement agencies miss clues about these Islamic terrorists within our country that would alert them to potential terror threats because the agents are not properly trained as to who the enemy is.
One thing was obvious, the senators in the chamber were given clues over and over by the expert panelists who have 20/20 vision when it comes to understanding and seeing the threat, but until our leaders remove the scales from their eyes they will miss the mark on nailing terrorists in our midst.