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Obama Admin. Allows Virulent Anti-Gay Muslim Leader Into US for Money Raising Tour


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Jay
- 1843 days ago - nypost.com
Sheikh al-Nabulsi has publicly endorsed killing of gay people, holy war against Westerners and Jews as well as suicide bombings against Israel, America's only democratic ally in the region. All things that should have denied him a visa to enter the US.



   

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Jay S (116)
Monday March 3, 2014, 2:54 am
Even as the Obama administration denounced what it called anti-gay legislation in Arizona and the president sat out the Sochi Olympics because of Russia’s crackdown on same-sex couples, the State Department allowed an Islamic preacher who called for the death penalty for homosexuals into the country for a tour of hate.
Sheikh Mohammad Rateb al-Nabulsi was issued a visa for a 17-city tour of US mosques to raise money and support for the Syrian uprising. He arrived New Year’s Day.
The radical Syrian cleric has made no secret of his virulent anti-gay views. Appearing April 28, 2011, on al Aqsa TV, the official network of the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza, al-Nabulsi said: “Homosexuality involves a filthy place and does not generate offspring. Homosexuality leads to the destruction of the homosexual. That is why, brothers, homosexuality carries the death penalty.”
The radical’s remarks were translated into English and widely distributed in the diplomatic and intelligence communities. The independent Middle East Media Research Institute, MEMRI, translated a 2¹/₂-minute segment from the speech, in which al-Nabulsi explained with clear contempt the spread of homosexual practices in Western countries.
In addition to his anti-gay pronouncements, Sheikh al-Nabulsi has publicly endorsed holy war against Westerners and Jews as well as suicide bombings against Israel, America’s democratic ally in the region.
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Columns of smoke rise following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City in November.
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“All the Jewish people are combatants,” he said in a religious edict that appeared in Arabic on his personal website.
“[The Israelis] do not have a regular army; they have a reserve army, and all the people can fight, so this is essentially an entirely aggressive entity from A to Z. This is the Sharia ruling.”
“The enemy . . . says ‘suicide operations’ to deceive Muslims, that this is suicide, but we should call them ‘martyrdom operations,’ ” he said.
The Muslim leader came to the United States for a fundraising tour for a newly formed coalition of radical Islamist militias fighting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian civil war has cost more than 100,000 civilian lives, according to United Nations’ estimates.
The cleric’s tour was sponsored by the Syrian American Council and Shaam Relief, groups that are spearheading a massive lobbying campaign to convince Congress to support an anti-Assad alliance of Islamist groups, some of them with reported ties to al Qaeda.
During his month-long tour, al-Nabulsi spoke in Arabic to audiences from coast to coast. His appearances, heavily promoted on Facebook, began in Spring Hill, Fla., on Jan. 1 and included a stop in Jersey City. There are no publicly available records of how much money he raised.
The Syrian American Council submitted al-Nabulsi’s visa request to the State Department’s Syria desk. A Department official told the American Media Institute that all visa requests, especially for individuals from countries on the State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism, get scrutinized.
“Every visa applicant undergoes a screening to detect connections to terrorism, and that includes inputs from multiple federal partners,” the official said.
Asked whether al-Nabulsi’s televised remarks calling for killing homosexuals and Jews should have banned him from travel to America, a second State Department official, specializing in visa requests, pointed to Section 212(a)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which covers a broad range of terrorist-related activity, including promoting the use of violence and incitement. Nonetheless, the visa was issued.
“Under current policy, a foreign national applying for a US visa who is known to have promoted jihad and suicide bombings would be ordinarily deemed ‘undesirable’ and denied a visa,” according to a report from the Investigative Project on Terrorism, a Washington, DC-based group founded by investigative reporter Steven Emerson.
After the Investigative Project on Terrorism published translations of these and other comments from his website, al-Nabulsi issued a statement on Jan. 18, denying that he promoted the killing of civilians.
“It is not permitted to kill civilians, non-combatants, using any method, regardless of their national, ethnic or religious background,” he said in a statement distributed by the Syrian American Council.
Both State Department officials contacted by the American Media Institute regarding al-Nabulsi’s visa referred to his retraction and suggested that “false reporting” was responsible for the furor over his visa.
Within days of AMI’s contact with the State Department, al-Nabulsi removed the reference to killing Jewish civilians from his website.
“They say one thing in Arabic and another in English,” Emerson said. “Deception is part of the arsenal of war, and these guys have perfected deception to an art. They know how to play America and our vulnerabilities so their disinformation is accepted as the truth.”
Or chances are the Obama administration simply wants to look the other way. To avoid offending Muslims, they ignore hate speech.
Kenneth R. Timmerman is a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in Maryland and an investigative reporter who writes for the American Media Institute, a nonprofit news service, Americanmediainstitute.org.
 

Jay S (116)
Monday March 3, 2014, 2:57 am
“They say one thing in Arabic and another in English,” Emerson said. “Deception is part of the arsenal of war, and these guys have perfected deception to an art. They know how to play America and our vulnerabilities so their disinformation is accepted as the truth.”

This has been going on for 1400 years and still our dimwit "leaders" and media fall for all their deception? It's part of islamic law which allows anything as long as it promotes the conquest of the world for Islam.

And my wonderful Thai friend has a hard time getting in for a visit??? He should tell them he is a Muslim. He would probably get his visa then and there.
 

Hilary S (65)
Monday March 3, 2014, 2:59 am
political decisions bear little relationship to the values politicians espouse so fervently when they seek our votes. and they wonder why we become so cynical about them.
 

Giana Peranio - Paz (398)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:00 am
This is pretty angering and frustrating. There are all kinds of economical interests playing here. I guess I have already learned a long time ago that things in this world are not just or fair and it's very sad.
 

Giana Peranio - Paz (398)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:01 am
This is pretty angering and frustrating. There are all kinds of economical interests playing here. I guess I have already learned a long time ago that things in this world are not just or fair and it's very sad.
 

(0)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:11 am
Sounds exactly like the sort of dude Obama would recruit (to join his CAIR buddies) in a senior advisory post paid for by the US taxpayer.
 

AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1065)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:13 am
Thanks for posting.
 

Carola May (20)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:18 am
This awful man of hate is the enemy of all that we should stand for. He's not only preaching hate and death against Gays, Jews and all the rest of us, according to Islam's hateful laws, but he is here to raise money to fund the "Rebels" that are ethnically cleansing and persecuting Christians in Syria, and all the across the Muslim occupied world.

Where is the outrage?
 

Lydia S (155)
Monday March 3, 2014, 5:08 am
Where is the outage ? Cassie May has it dead on .
Shameful that he is allowed to visit and raise monies .
 

Rahman Qureshi (76)
Monday March 3, 2014, 5:51 am
I hope all those on care2 who blasted Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty will blast the Muslim and Obama in this article. Robertson only said he was against homosexuality, but never said gays should be killed, and yet there was media outrage and outrage from groups like the ACLU. Therefore, the story of this Muslim and Obama for letting him in should be nothing but 24/7 in the news, right?

Wrong. Because when it comes only to Islam, Muslims and Obama, the care2 crowd goes silent. Hypocrites!

Thanks Rob and J for posting this story of Obama's hypocrisy, saying he is pro-gay publically and yet inviting an anti-gay Muslim to preach death to gays, and also to teach genocide against Jews.

Where is global outrage over this Muslim's genocidal rant against Jews and condemnation of Obama for inviting him to spew his message of hate? When it comes to being anti-Israel and anti-Jews, the care2 crowd knows how to speak out. But when it comes to speaking against a Muslim for preaching genocide against Jews, and Obama is the one who is inviting him, there is noticeable silence on care2!

Thanks to all those who have drawn attention and will draw attention to this story.
 

Terry King (113)
Monday March 3, 2014, 6:19 am
Not good... I wonder what is happening behind the scenes to allow this to happen.
 

Jay S (116)
Monday March 3, 2014, 7:03 am
Terry King, What's happening behind the scenes to allow this is spelled CAIR - the Conference on American and Islamic Relations - and Pres. Obama is tight with them, one of the many Muslim Brotherhood US front groups, indicted in US courts for funding terrorism, but Obama has admitted to hundreds of closed door meetings with them and has 3 MB members as "Advisors" (like FDR having 3 Nazis as "Advisors"):

STUDY FINDS ‘A RED CARPET TO RADICALS’ IN OBAMA WHITE HOUSE”
http://www.investigativeproject.org/3777/a-red-carpet-for-radicals-at-the-white-house

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ADMITS TO 100S OF BEHIND CLOSED DOOR MEETINGS WITH THE MB FRONT CAIR:
http://news.yahoo.com/administration-admits-hundreds-meetings-jihad-linked-group-163206947.html and http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/08/administration-admits-to-hundreds-of-meetings-with-jihad-linked-group/

HOW CLOSE IS THE MB TO OBAMA AND HOW MUCH INFILTRATION HAVE THEY MADE IN GOVERNMENT: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/want-to-know-just-how-close-the-muslim-brotherhood-is-to-the-obama-admin/
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 3, 2014, 7:49 am
Russia never crackdown on same-sex couples, law banning gay "propaganda" to minors. It seems those convicted, and it's relatively few, have been fined 4,000 rubles. Really. homosexuality was decriminalized in Russia in 1991. Really, you have to question protest because "banning gay propaganda seem to send a signal that attacks on gays are acceptable" when they are clearly prosecuted. That;s clearly different from an Islamic preacher who called for the death penalty for homosexuals.
 

. (0)
Monday March 3, 2014, 7:51 am
obama is at war with AMERICA
 

Ruth Ann W (198)
Monday March 3, 2014, 7:56 am
Oy. All I can say is oy. You guys have covered it. having lobbied in DC and other places, I do know there are things that go on about which we know little. That said, there is really no excuse for this, whatever the behind the scene issues are. if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck...
 

bob m (32)
Monday March 3, 2014, 8:10 am


what's happening behind the scenes?... No... What's happening right in our faces...... islam.!
 

bob m (32)
Monday March 3, 2014, 8:41 am


IndeedRuth Anne; and there are quite a few KINDS of ducks in America....the lead is flying daily...Who's on first?
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Monday March 3, 2014, 9:02 am
Noted. Thank you for this post.
 

Beth S (330)
Monday March 3, 2014, 10:24 am
This is the Obama Trojan Horse Administration, working hard to protect the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist organizations against the will of the American People and against the interest of American homosexuals, Jews and Christians.

But if you're a Muslim, no need to worry, except about your selling your soul to the Devil.
 

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Monday March 3, 2014, 11:06 am
*****I hope all those on care2 who blasted Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty will blast the Muslim and Obama in this article.

Unfortunately Rahmon....Obama is one of them thus is the reason for his consistent lying to Americans and those who are the sheeple that follow this Dictator have the same mentality as Obama does and will never go against their golden boy! Fortunately there are many who voted for this man who detest him and his lies and more so every day are waking up!! He cares nothing about or for America except to destroy her! His day is coming and not soon enough!!
 

Jennifer Ward (40)
Monday March 3, 2014, 11:06 am
It is very sad to see the USA sinking so low :(
 

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Monday March 3, 2014, 11:07 am
Sorry..that was suppose to be Rahman..
 

Gene J (286)
Monday March 3, 2014, 11:10 am
"Or chances are the Obama administration simply wants to look the other way. To avoid offending Muslims, they ignore hate speech.'

This is one area in which I consider the Obama administration a complete failure. These are the most dangerous people on the face of the earth and not just to those in their own countries. This terrorist should never have been allowed into this country. We cannot allow ourselves to think that we can win favor with the Islamic world by appeasement, that has never worked and never will. The extremists of that religion are our implacable enemies and always will be, there is no hope of that changing, unless they change themselves, or the moderates of Islam take control and do it for them. Foreign policy should not be conducted by virtue of not wanting to offend anyone but by what is in the best interest of our people. Appeasing terrorists is not in our best interest, that money could be returned in blood, ours. It is insane to allow this and it makes me hope the next president has a better moral compass on this issue than does our current president.
 

lisa O (6)
Monday March 3, 2014, 12:35 pm
The administration needs to back those who help the Syrian rebels, why, I don't know, but they apparently do. This man probably should not have been granted a visa, but it is too late now.
 

Colleen L (3)
Monday March 3, 2014, 12:46 pm
We should of never allowed him access. Where are the minds of our government? Thanks Rob and J
 

. (0)
Monday March 3, 2014, 1:35 pm
There is nothing redeeming about this man, it is utterly nuts to allow him into this country on a fund-raising tour.
 

Stan B (123)
Monday March 3, 2014, 2:01 pm
For some reason, whenever I see or hear Obama, the word duplicity comes to mind. What is he hoping to achieve by letting this creep into the U.S.?
 

Roger G (148)
Monday March 3, 2014, 2:47 pm
noted, thanks
 

Kate K (215)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:23 pm
It must be only the heterosexual, etc. Syrians who will benefit from his help-all others will left to suffer or be killed. One wonder if he has picture of Hitler that he worships,While the Syrians may be suffering Obama should not have let him into this country on any terms or for any reason.
 

Charlene Rush (79)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:40 pm
Of course, not in every case, but I believe there are times when we must trust that President Obama is making the right decision.
No one in their right mind, could possibly think that he is in compliance with this lunatics ideas. We can't know all the reasons for every move the Administration makes.

For instance, this is the first year that the top export of the U.S. is fuel. Measured in dollars, our nation is on pace this year to ship more gasoline, diesel and jet fuel than any other single export.
There are always extenuating circumstances, about information we are not privy to.

Personally, I don't appreciate the idea of this imbecile being here, but he was granted a visa, not given a parade.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:51 pm
Wishing Sheriff Joe releases all he has, that Snowden would release all he has and that Egypt would just come and get him for his trial there. They hang people who commit treason and support the enemies of Egypt! Looking forward to that day! Vote straight republican in 2014 and make him a lame duck potus! Once we have more republican seats, we can IMPEACH or REMOVE his lying a** and his admin. We can also revoke Obamacare!! And all his other stupid ideas! Send his wifey packing also to Egypt!
 

marie C (163)
Monday March 3, 2014, 4:08 pm
I understand Obama less and less but UK is not far behind
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday March 3, 2014, 5:25 pm
This sounds like a dangerous person and should never be allowed in the US. The money he raises here could, and probably will, be used for terror attacks somewhere, maybe here.
 

Walter F (129)
Monday March 3, 2014, 7:03 pm
I honestly do not know what to make of the of the American President...What he is or what he believes..With the exception of Carter all the presidents in the last fifty years have supported Israel had been firm friends.I don't think we can make that statement about Obama..Is he pro islam?Who knows..He appears to have lent a sympathetic ear to an islamic madman.If our Prime Minister was to do the same here there would be screams of rage throughout the country.
 

Shil O (0)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 7:37 am
A post where I seem to agree with all the comments
good post Rob and J
 

berny p (23)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 9:08 am

This guy has been,is and will be a waste of a live......sad but true!

BUT THEN...HE IS A LAWER!
 

Cindy Miars (101)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 6:37 pm
Amazing….none of this makes sense. What is Obama's ulterior motive??? Our standards in this country just keep getting lower & lower.
 

P. L. Neola (21)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 11:53 pm
‘“All the Jewish people are combatants,” he said in a religious edict that appeared in Arabic on his personal website.
“[The Israelis] do not have a regular army; they have a reserve army, and all the people can fight, so this is essentially an entirely aggressive entity from A to Z. This is the Sharia ruling.”’

Well, up until the United States’ Civil War, every state had its own reserve militia which often was the state’s reserve fire fighters.

To the Muslims, everyone’s sins are worse than theirs. They are blind to their abominations.

The Muslims condemn homosexuality; however, they love little boys with classic Arab features.
 

Gina Caracci (219)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 7:16 pm
not surprising..
 

Ben B (18)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 7:00 pm
Read with concern, noted in disgust. Thanks Rob & Jay for posting.
 
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