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Posted by on Dec. 9, 2017 at 11:58 PM
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Facebook prayer: 'O Allah, destroy Zionists and their allies'


WASHINGTON – Following President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a Texas-based Islamic cleric has posted a recorded prayer on his Facebook page calling for Israel’s destruction, along with “their allies, and those who assist them and those who allowed them into the abodes of the Muslims.”

While Sheikh Ramadan Elsabagh does not mention Trump’s Wednesday proclamation, the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which translated the message from Arabic, interprets it as a “clear reaction.”

“Our Lord. Help holy Palestine,” Elsabagh chanted. “… O Allah, be with your oppressed worshipers in Palestine, O Allah destroy the Zionists and their allies, and those who assist them and those who allowed them into the abodes of the Muslims. By your power, O mighty one, O mighty one, through your power and might, O Allah, deflect them with what you will, and however you will, for you are omnipotent, and with a response omnipotent.”

Elsabagh is listed as the head of the Islamic Services Foundation Quran Institute in Garland, Texas, and is featured as a Quran reader on many Internet sites. His YouTube pages have tens of thousands of views. His recitations are also featured in Google Play and iTunes.

“Oh Allah save [Al Aqsa] from the hands of the accursed violators, whom you have cursed in every book, and cursed them through every prophet,” he said in conclusion. “Oh Allah destroy them.”

The video drew several comments of “amen, amen,” according to a Facebook translation. One came from Said Abbasy, a New York-based Muslim Brotherhood supporter. Abbasy mourned the death of “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman – considered the spiritual guide for the 1993 World Trade Center bombers who was convicted for a plot to attack other New York landmarks and assassinate high-profile targets, according to IPT.

“Oh God,” Abbasy wrote on Facebook, “take vengeance on those who wronged him.”

Garland was the scene of a terrorist attack May 3, 2015, representing the first actually claimed by ISIS, Though the attack on a free-speech rally organized by activist Pamela Geller resulted in the deaths of only the two terrorists, who were killed by local police, it sent shockwaves through the U.S.

More than 100 people were gathered inside and the event was ending when two terrorists, radicalized Islamic extremists, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, drove up to a checkpoint manned by a Garland police officer and a school security guard. The two terorrists opened fire with automatic rifles. A security guard, Bruce Joiner, was shot in the leg. Officer Greg Stevens returned fire with his handgun. A SWAT team on the scene shot both of the attackers in the head.

“This is standard Islamic belief,” Geller told WND about the imam’s public comments. “This imam may be reacting to President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but Muhammad says that Muslims will kill Jews and the Jews will hide behind trees, and the trees will cry out, ‘O Muslim, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him.’ Trump’s decision is smoking out some of these Jew-haters, but American authorities are eventually going to have to face the fact that this is the Islamic mainstream, not ‘extremism.’ And it is Islamic Jew-hatred as commanded in Islamic texts and teachings that fuels this holy war against the Jewish state.”

Questions have remained about the role of the FBI in the case, which may have had advance knowledge of the attack.

The FBI has been under pressure from the U.S. Senate to explain the circumstances behind the terrorist attack. FBI Director James Comey told senators he would be willing to explain media reports that suggest the agency may have had advance knowledge of the attack. But he only said he would do that in a classified briefing, and no briefing has been set.

A report by “60 Minutes,” showed a remarkable level of involvement by the FBI on that day. An undercover agent was in the car immediately behind the two attackers, and was taking pictures of the scene just seconds before Simpson and Soofi opened fire. The undercover FBI agent had been in touch with Simpson for weeks prior to the shooting, and even texted him the message “Tear up Texas” weeks before the attack. And just after the pair began their attack, the undercover agent tried to flee the scene.


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by guerrilla girl on Dec. 10, 2017 at 12:14 AM
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World Net Daily (WND)

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These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy.See all Right Bias sources.

Factual Reporting: MIXED

Notes: Based on reviews by all of our researchers, WND is an online news source that has a far right bias and dabbles in right wing conspiracies such as President Obama’s birth certificate. They also use misleading clickbait headlines that do not always match the content of the article (See M. Allen’s review below). WND also has a mixed track record with fact checkers: here and here (D. Van Zandt 6/19/2016). Below is the detailed reviews of each researcher.

Update: On 2/20/17 WND wrote a retaliation article due to not liking our rating of their website. Our response is found here as well as a link to their article.

WND is deceptive in that their news articles appear moderate and not overtly sensational. However, Snopes has slammed them on many an occasion for parsing of facts, and using inaccurate data. In my opinion, this site with respect to news, is pretty deceiving as on their outward appearances seem well-balanced (scam ads notwithstanding). When you take a look at their Opinion page, their true colors are more evident. This is not a reliable site by any measure for news, and the rest of the site is pretty much a rag (F. Locke Siewert (2/25/2017).

WND is a decidedly right bias site that does carry some center and slightly left content. This is through linking to reports from less biased sources. For example: The story regarding Black students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The actual article is a fairly well balanced look at the issue by Todd Richmond of the Associated Press. The lead-in line WND used for the article was somewhat misleading, however. By using white supremacists in quotes it seems to imply that it isn’t a factor in the students demands when it is. Where the real bias on the site is evident is on the editorial pages and staff generated articles. Although mostly factual, the wording is heavily weighted and misleading. Carrying some moderate content is not enough, balanced against the editorial stance, to rate WND anything other than right bias. It did prevent them from being rated Questionable or worse though (D. Kelley 2/25/2017).

WND is far right/alt-right. This story just came out.  Direct quote “The story, nevertheless, was issued by the AP, which explained it obtained an 11-page document that “calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New Orleans, Louisiana.”


The issue here is it doesn’t link to the source but another news outlet that is using the source that then links to the source there.  This is something you might find in a typical badly cited essay in college.  Always cite original sources when referencing material.

Second issue in article –

On Thursday, activists protesting Trump’s effort to enforce immigration law carried out a “Day Without Immigrants” protest in which immigrants were to stay home from work or school.

In Denver, some parents left work to take lunch to their children in public schools when the lunchroom workers took part in the protest.”

This is minor but it shows a significant downplay of how wide spread and national the “Day Without Immigrants” was. It shows clear bias in how they view said protest when you marginalize like this. Better solution is to not reference it at all to limit bias in reporting.

Screen capture of their headlines as of 2/17/2017


In these headlines we can see what they want to show the viewer first and what bias may or may not exist here.

Firstly the “PUNKED! Congresswoman Falls For ‘Russian Hacking’ Prank” article is the same one seen on every right leaning website out there, but not picked up by Fox or even Breitbart as of yet.  It links only to a Youtube channel. The same group of Russian “Prankstars” also called Sen. McCain.  If anybody in this country has ever tried to call a US Rep or US Senator should know, you’ll be lucky to speak to any humans.

This article is with bias against liberals however, it is sourced accurately and the quotes are accurate.  Again I take issue with them citing a source like Breitbart which is just citing the actual study. Which they should link directly too.


This image shows the Breitbart link but fails to direct link to the study – the site goes on to deride the lack of teaching US History in history course work throughout many “elite” colleges around the country. Ironically, they fail to follow a standard referencing practice you might learn at one of those colleges of citing primary sources only.

This article links to the Washington Times.  This particular article is decent in it’s reporting. There was a study done, now in the Washington Times they reference other entities that decry said report about the illegal registrations. The ODC poll was used  in conjunction with a separate poll by The National Hispanic Survey.  As per the article: “Inside the poll is a page devoted to voter profiles. Of the randomly selected sample of 800 Hispanics, 56 percent, or 448, said they were non-citizens, and of those, 13 percent said they were registered to vote. The 448 would presumably be a mix of illegal immigrants and non-citizens who are in the U.S. legally, such as visa holders or permanent residents”. As one can see from this their use of the poll is an extremely small sample set to gauge a very broad accusation.  However this is just reporting what is being talked about and not making assumptions either way.  It could be argued either way that the poll is bad science or not. The most current narrative, especially from those of the right, find polls unreliable mostly and bad predictors. So referencing a poll conducted in 2013 and conjunction with a separate poll using different methods and then trying to make those 2 studies and polls work is dubious at best. However ODC and George Mason are both well respected schools. The issue of this article is the click bait – “VOTER FRAUD” title.  There’s no actual case of voter fraud, there’s a case of possible voter registration errors which is a felony but not fraud. (M. Allen 2/25/2017)


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by Pepperlynn on Dec. 10, 2017 at 12:16 AM
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World nut daily. Lol

sounds like they want karma to intervene, or maybe like pray away the gay conversion, or to hide under the guise of a fictional holy ground and declare genocide. Possibilities are endless..

Either way religion is so stupid.
by Ruby Member on Dec. 10, 2017 at 12:34 AM
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Guess you will have to 'friend him' on FB, learn arabic and listen.  Tell us how that works out for you.....

Quoting NWP: 
by Ruby Member on Dec. 10, 2017 at 12:59 AM
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If this is true it is exactly the predicted fallout of trump's behavior.
by Ronita on Dec. 10, 2017 at 1:05 AM
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And Christian lawmakers are excited about this move starting biblical apocalypse.
by Platinum Member on Dec. 10, 2017 at 2:11 AM
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the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which translated the message from Arabic,

by Member on Dec. 10, 2017 at 3:39 AM
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Yeah, that's the reason.

Quoting Bookwormy: If this is true it is exactly the predicted fallout of trump's behavior.
by Bronze Member on Dec. 10, 2017 at 3:53 AM
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This goes back as far as Bill Clinton except none of them carried it through.
Trump's the only one doing what was supposed to be done decades ago. Period.
by Platinum Member on Dec. 10, 2017 at 4:03 AM

The Investigative Project on Terrorism was founded by Emerson in 1995, shortly after the release of his documentary film, Terrorists Among Us: Jihad in America, which first aired in the United States in 1994 on PBS.[52][53] The documentary was faulted for misrepresentation, and Robert Friedman accused Emerson of "creating mass hysteria against American Arabs."[54]

IPT maintains a data center which includes archival information relating to the past activities of known Islamic terrorist groups. They also investigate suspected funding activities and networks of Islamic extremists in the US and abroad. IPT obtains information from a variety of sources, including "websites, list-serves, publications, informants, undercover recordings, government records, court documents, and so on". IPT has provided useful evidence to law enforcement and government agencies, and occasionally provides testimonial evidence during special committee hearings of the US Congress.[52][53][55] IPT has been criticized by various proponents of Islam. The liberal think-tank, Center for American Progress (CAP), stated that the IPT was one of ten foundations constituting what it called "the Islamophobia network in America".[56]

In January 2014, former congressman and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Pete Hoekstra, was named the Shillman Senior Fellow for IPT specializing in national security, international relations, global terrorism and cyber security.[57]

Emerson is also the founder and Executive Director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, a large intelligence archive on Islamist groups around the world.[7] In 1995, he incorporated his company, SAE Productions, in Delaware, and also established his private think-tank, The Investigative Project, to conduct investigations into radical Islamist groups and terrorist activities. Since September 2001, Emerson has testified numerous times before committees of both houses of Congress on terrorist funding, and the operational structures of groups including al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad.[7] He has also given interviews debunking 9/11 conspiracy theories, and was a contributing expert to the Counterterrorism Blog.[58]

In a television interview after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, Emerson incorrectly pointed at Muslim terrorists, suggesting the bombing showed a Middle Eastern trait.[59] Emerson has stated that he was chastened by the experience and learned a lesson.[60] Christopher Bail, author of Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream, postulated that Emerson's doctoring of FBI evidence in his film Terrorists Among Us, his speculation about Muslim involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing and widespread criticism from Muslim American organizations resulted in most major media outlets abandoning IPT until the 2001 September 11 attacks.[61]

In March 2004, Newsweek ran an article detailing the high level of reliance Richard Clarke, placed on Emerson's information, in lieu of that of the FBI. Clarke wrote in his book Against All Enemies that Emerson's American Jihad, "told me more than the FBI ever had about radical Islamic groups in the U.S."[62]

In April 2006, Emerson organized The Investigative Project on Terrorism Foundation as a nonprofit organization, and serves as its Executive Director. In January 2007, the IRS granted the organization tax exempt status. The organization's nonprofit status received a great deal of scrutiny from critics. According to an article published in the Tennessean by Bob Smietana, allegations of ties between the newly organized charity, and Emerson's for-profit company, SAE, were brought to the attention of the IRS.[63] It was alleged that the foundation's tax free dollars were being funneled to Emerson's production company in violation of the law. A spokesperson for Emerson's SAE Productions said the approach had already been vetted by the group's lawyers and declared legal, that it was set up that way for security reasons, and he further explained that Emerson does not take any profits from SAE Productions. No formal charges were made, or disciplinary actions taken against Emerson. The foundation maintained its nonprofit status.[64]

According to Deepa Kumar in her book Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire, Emerson's Investigative Project on Terrorism, together with David Yerushalmi's Society of Americans for National Existence, have forwarded the notion that there is a conspiracy by Muslims to take over the US, that Muslims have infiltrated its society, making no distinctions between Muslims and Islamists, and contend that Muslim Americans have ties to terrorist organizations and want to institute Sharia law in the United States.[65]

In November 2016, the Project posted a 2010 speech given by U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, who is being considered to lead the Democratic National Committee, in which he said that United States foreign policy in the Middle East "is governed by what is good or bad through a country of 7 million people. A region of 350 million all turns on a country of 7 million. Does that make sense? Is that logic?"[66]
by Ruby Member on Dec. 10, 2017 at 4:28 AM

Quoting pvtjokerus:


His words (as translated by someone who hates him) were, apparently:

"Our Lord. Help holy Palestine... Oh Allah, be with your oppressed worshippers in Palestine, Oh Allah destroy the Zionists and their allies, and those who assist them, and those who allowed them into the abodes of the Muslims. By Your Power, Oh mighty one, Oh Mighty one, through Your Power and Might, Oh Allah deflect them with what You will, and however You will, for You are omnipotent, and with a response omnipotent."

"Oh Allah save [Al Aqsa] from the hands of the accursed violators, whom you have cursed in every Book, and cursed them through every prophet, Oh Allah destroy them."

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