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Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and other cities in Louisiana. More >>
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Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today
concerning his comments about President Obama's Middle East policy:
"I do not believe the President is intentionally
doing anything to endanger America's fight against terrorism. But, when you get
bad advice, you formulate bad policy. The turmoil in the Middle East is causing
the region to fall apart and has fostered extremist groups' rise to power, most
notably the Muslim Brotherhood. In addition, four people were killed in Benghazi,
Libya, including the U.S. Ambassador and we still haven't gotten a straight
answer about what took place there. It is fair to ask about the
amount of influence the Muslim Brotherhood groups in America have on the Obama
Administration and the formulation of its policies. Actually it is more
than fair. It is our duty as Members of Congress."
The Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial was the
largest terrorism funding trial in U.S. history. The list of unindicted
co-conspirators from the trial included the Council on American Islamic
Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North
American Islamic Trust (NAIT). These co-conspirators were not tried in
the first round of prosecutions in Dallas under the Bush Administration where
five defendants were convicted on all counts. Evidence utilized in the
first round of prosecutions is posted here on the website
for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
The Obama Administration has not shown any
interest in the second round of prosecutions that were planned for HLF
CAIR, NAIT and ISNA all petitioned the court to
have their names removed from the list of unindicted co-conspirators, which is
an assemblage of over 200 groups and individuals under consideration for
prosecution in the matter by the Bush Justice Department. The 5th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that CAIR, NAIT and ISNA should not have
their names removed. The judge's order confirms that a prima facie case
was made (page 7 of Judge Solis' order) that the entities have strong
associations with the Muslim Brotherhood, namely Hamas, its Palestinian branch,
which is specifically designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S.
government. From Judge Solis' order (page 15).
"The Government has produced ample evidence to
establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA and NAIT with HLF, the Islamic
Association for Palestine ("IAP"), and with Hamas. While the Court recognizes
that the evidence produced by the Government largely predates the HLF
designation date, the evidence is nonetheless sufficient to show the
association of these entities with HLF, IAP, and Hamas."
The president of one of these entities in
particular, ISNA, is Imam
Mohamed Magid. He is a regular visitor to the White House, and admitted
advising on at least one of the President's speeches, particularly the one on
Israel in May of 2011 that was so offensive to Israeli leaders. He has led
prayer at the White House and even attended at least one of the President's
speeches on the Middle East given in the inner sanctum of the State Department.
Among many other things, Magid is also reported
to have counseled the Justice
Department to criminalize defamation of Islam.
Five of us here in Congress pointed out such
irrefutable facts and requested
Inspector General Investigations into the extent of the Muslim Brotherhood
influence in each of five Obama administration departments. Rather than
accepting various false allegations of what our letters said, legitimate truth
seekers may read for themselves specifically what the letters said.
Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of
the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to
being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as
District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He also served as Chief Justice of
Texas'12th Court of Appeals.
Friday, May 24 2013 10:59 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:59:20 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:24:18 GMT
Concealed weapon permits are popular certain parts of Louisiana, though some of locations may surprise you. Louisiana Department of Public Safety officials gave a report to state legislators detailingMore >>
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Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
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