Sabotaging the Miserable House of the U.S. Military by Their Hands

The following article was published earlier today by the Center for Security Policy. The treatment of Raymond Ibrahim by the Army War College is a reminder of why Major Stephen Coughlin was so abruptly terminated as a consultant for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Agents of the Muslim Brotherhood have been inserted in strategic positions at all levels of federal, state, and local government. This obviously includes the Pentagon:

Army War College Sides with CAIR

by Christopher Holton
June 14, 2019

Raymond Ibrahim is one of the most esteemed and intrepid experts on the threat from Islamic jihad and sharia.

He has written extensively on the subject matter and his work is simply beyond reproach.

In 2007 Ibrahim wrote The Al Qaeda Reader in which he translated the written and spoken words of Osama Bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and other Al Qaeda leaders. The Al Qaeda Reader is an indispensible window into the world of Islamic jihad.

Last year, Ibrahim came out with his excellent Sword and Scimitar,which details 14 centuries of conflict between the Islamic world and the West.

In addition to his prolific writing in books and columns, Ibrahim is a sought-after speaker.

Recently, the US Army War College invited him to speak.

And that is where the trouble began. In the end it shows an Army War College that has been penetrated by enemy influence operations.

When the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) got word that Ibrahim was slated to speak at the War College, their propaganda and character assassination mechanism shifted into high gear. CAIR contacted the War College and urged them to rescind Ibrahim’s invitation.

Unfortunately, the War College bowed to CAIR’s wishes and “postponed” Ibrahim’s appearance.

Had this been a civilian college or university that caved to CAIR, it could be chalked up to political correctness gone wild.

But this is the US Army War College. One would assume that the Army War College would have some “intelligence” folks on staff. Had those intelligence folks simply used open source documentation from the US Department of Justice, they would have quickly surmised that CAIR is a nefarious, anti-American organization and should have absolutely NO influence on any decisions made by, for or at the War College.

Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

As a result, a possible hostile actor has successfully influenced one of the US military’s most prestigious academic institutions.

Had the people who are supposed to be leading at the War College bothered to conduct an assessment, here are some of what they would have found out about CAIR:

  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has suspended all formal contacts with CAIR due to evidence demonstrating a relationship between CAIR and HAMAS, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization;
  • In the U.S. v the Holy Land Foundation, the largest successful terrorism financing prosecution in U.S. history, CAIR was identified as a Muslim Brotherhood front group and was named an unindicted co-conspirator;
  • At about the time that CAIR opened its first office in Washington, D.C. it received a grant from the Holy Land Foundation., a charitable organization that was shut down by the US Treasury Department for funding Jihadist terrorist organizations;
  • In 2014, US ally the United Arab Emirates officially designated CAIR as a terrorist organization;
  • In March 2011, Muthanna al-Hanooti, one of CAIR’s directors, was sentenced to a year in federal prison for violating U.S. sanctions against Saddam’s Iraq;
  • In 2006, the co-founder of CAIR’s forerunner, IAP (Islamic Association for Palestine), Sami Al-Arian, was sentenced to 57 months in prison on terrorism charges for financing Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a designated terrorist organization according to the US State Department;
  • In 2004, CAIR-Northern Virginia director Abdurahman Alamoudi pled guilty to terrorism-related financial and conspiracy charges, which resulted in a 23-year federal prison sentence;
  • Randall Todd Royer, who served as a communications specialist and civil rights coordinator for CAIR, trained with Lashkar-I-Taiba, an al Qaeda-tied Kashmir organization that is listed on the State Department’s international terror list and was also indicted on charges of conspiring to help al Qaeda and the Taliban battle American troops in Afghanistan and was sentenced to twenty years in prison on April 9, 2004;
  • In September 2003, CAIR’s former Community Affairs Director, Bassem Khafagi, pled guilty to three federal counts of bank and visa fraud and agreed to be deported to Egypt after he had funneled money to activities supporting terrorism and had published material advocating suicide attacks against the United States, illegal activities took place while he was employed by CAIR;
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan CAIR fundraiser Rabih Haddad was arrested on terrorism-related charges and was deported from the United States due to his work as Executive Director of the Global Relief Foundation, which in October 2002 was designated by the U.S. Treasury Department for financing al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.

Given CAIR’s ties to jihadist terrorism and the fact that numerous CAIR officers, employees and members have been convicted of terrorism and terrorism-related charges, the US Army War College should reverse its decision and expeditiously bring Raymond Ibrahim in to educate its leaders about the enemy that threatens us today.

Hat tip: DF.

8 thoughts on “Sabotaging the Miserable House of the U.S. Military by Their Hands

  1. Just in case any interested security professionals happen to stumble onto this Gates of Vienna thread, they might test their knowledge of these ten words.

    “Ten Arabic Words: Bracken’s Challenge to National Security Professionals”
    Posted on May 20, 2016 by Baron Bodissey
    Drawing on the work of Stephen Coughlin, Matthew Bracken has thrown down the gauntlet to those professionals in our government and the military who purport to be guardians of our national security.

  2. The article assumes that the administration of the War College operates differently from any tax-funded, unaccountable bureaucracy. Apparently, it doesn’t. One makes the mistake that from the title, the War College administration has the objective of advancing the defense and offense capability of the US. That is false. It’s objectives are really:
    get more funding;
    increase its power;
    increase the number of its employees;
    avoid as much work as possible, meaning no public conflicts or criticism that can be avoided.

    Anything left over from its base objectives can be used for national defense.

    What probably makes it worse is the push for the US military, particularly the army, to become centers of diversity. Diversity has priority above combat-readiness. This can be attested to by the gaggle of black females who recently graduated from West Point. They had a group picture, showing that a large proportion of them were clearly out of shape.

    So, in this witches brew of diversity and political correctness above all, how do you think a career bureaucrat is going to react when threatened with a public protest by a politically-connected, strong identity advocacy group? How many divisions does Raymond Ibrahim have? Do you think they’re going to care about CAIR’s origin and CAIR’s shady past when they’re being bombarded by hostile, difficult-to-answer questions from a leftist, triggered press?

  3. Randall Todd Royer, who served as a communications specialist and civil rights coordinator for CAIR, trained with Lashkar-I-Taiba, an al Qaeda-tied Kashmir organization that is listed on the State Department’s international terror list and was also indicted on charges of conspiring to help al Qaeda and the Taliban battle American troops in Afghanistan and was sentenced to twenty years in prison on April 9, 2004…

    Lashkar-I-Taiba is infamous for the 2008 Mumbai massacres:

    At least one American was involved:

    In October 2009, two Chicago men were arrested and charged by the FBI for involvement in “terrorism” abroad, David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana. Headley, a Pakistani-American, was charged in November 2009 with scouting locations for the 2008 Mumbai attacks.[162][163] Headley is reported to have posed as an American Jew and is believed to have links with militant Islamist groups based in Bangladesh.[164] On 18 March 2010, Headley pleaded guilty to a dozen charges against him thereby avoiding going to trial.

    Headley – and perhaps Rana – are known to have done a practice run or two on Jyllands Posten, the Danish newspaper. They’d planned to go in during working hours and massacre the employees, particularly seeking out Flemming Rose. [GoV reported on it in October 2009]

    IOW, these are nasty people and our military has done a shameful thing here.

  4. Hello, All

    Just in case anyone might be curious whether the phrase “the miserable house of the non-believers with their own hands and the hands of the believers” is found somewhere in the Quran…it is.

    It is found in Quran 59.2, as per:

    Meanwhile, a related concept, that of ‘ravaging the homes’ of unbelievers & enemies of Islam, is alluded to in this article
    One brigade will liberate Palestine. Another one will ‘ravage the homes’ [as is written in the Koran]…

    …is also found in the Quran, as per:

    In other words, the Explanatory Memorandum (i.e., the MB’s Strategic Outline, as mentioned above) is 100% based on the Quran, though its true meanings are often hidden behind ordinary, every-day English words & phrases.


  5. I have a hard time blaming the War College. It’s difficult to keep track of whether to bomb al Qaeda this week, or is the US arming them and funding their allies this week? The US State Department should have a web page or something to track the US frenemies. Are they a friend or enemy this week? As the previous Secretary of State asked, at this point, what does it even matter?

  6. Read this and you will know that anyone above the rank of Captain is not to be trusted.


    I am a veteran enlisted for 4 years as a private . I wouldn’t today. I would go to West Point and screw with their minds.

  7. I volunteered in 1965 at 18 and served 4 years in the US Army with an honorable discharge. I wouldn’t today. I don’t trust the officers today. I don’t trust the Pentagon. I don’t trust the service academies. The military today can not name the enemy and that means the enlisted man is 100% expendable for any reason whatsoever and that means as a soldier you don’t have a reason to fight that makes any sense. You are not defending your country – you are a mercenary, so you might just as well pick the French Foreign Legion.

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