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Monday, February 27th, 2017



Wednesday, December 28th, 2016


Fred Fleitz, who will be a part of Donald Trump’s team, is an  expert on the Iran Nuclear Deal and is prominently mentioned in the article below.  Mr. Fleitz will be  speaking at ICON Lectures on October 17, 2017, in Chapel Hill, NC, regarding The Growing National Threat From Iran.     Nancy 

Trump appoints the right team to regain the Middle East

The Trump administration is dedicated to undoing the harm done by the Obama administration in the Iran Deal. To succeed, it needs the right team.

Relatively few people have heard of the Center for Security Policy. That’s about to change because it is playing a prominent, if not dominant role, in the Trump transition team in matters relating to Iran, Russia, China and Islam. Gone from the corridors of power is the Brookings Institution, who have a satellite office in Doha, Qatar along with their Vice President and Director for Foreign Policy, Martin Indyk.  Soon, President Obama, the golfer, Secretary Kerry, the bicyclist and Secretary Clinton, the failure, will also be gone.

The CSP is a think tank created and led by Frank Gaffney, Jr. He formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.

The background of other staff members may be found here. Of particular note are Fred Fleitz and Clare Lopez.

Mr. Fleitz served in U.S. national security positions for 25 years at the CIA, DIA, Department of State and the House Intelligence Committee staff.  During the administration of President George W. Bush, Mr. Fleitz was chief of staff to John Bolton, then Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.  During his tenure with the House Intelligence Committee, he was the staff expert on the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs and briefed key National Intelligence Estimates on these issues to committee members.

Ms. Lopez, among other credits, is the author of an acclaimed paper for the Center, The Rise of the Iran Lobby, and co-author/editor of the Center’s Team B II study, Shariah: The Threat to America, as well as The Tiger Team’s The Secure Freedom Strategy: A Plan for Victory Over the Global Jihad Movement.  She co-authored Gulen and the Gulenist Movementwith CSP’s Vice President for Outreach, Christopher Holton, and See No Shariah: ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ and the Disarming of America’s First Line of Defense with Frank Gaffney.




Tuesday, March 15th, 2016


Clare M. Lopez, Vice President for Research and Analysis, at the Center for Security Policy,  has  expertise on the Middle East, national defense, WMD and counterrorism issues.  Ms. Lopez  gave  a compelling and disturbing    presentation on the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) and the Muslim Brotherhood: Building A Caliphate.  The link provided will take you to Clare’s presentation.  (see Clare Lopez’s biography below)
U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) working with The Muslim Brotherhood
Goal – Well thought out plan to increase Muslim involvement in our elections – register 1 million new Muslim voters 
Will use the imagery of patriotism but the goal is Shariah
Will field their own candidates beginning at the local level.
Mosques will be used as polling centers
Creating Muslim voter data base to track positions on local issues
Will embrace and support the Black Lives Matter Movement which was funded by George Soros.  
Youth targeted to conversion to Islam
Will use the slogan Stop Racism:  End Islamophobia !
Leader of Black Lives Matter is DeRay McKesson, who lectures “In Defense of Looting” and is a regular invitee to the White House
Black Lives Matter is embraced and supported  by U.S. Muslim Brotherhood, US Council of Muslim Organizations and the Democratic National Committee 

Biography – CLARE M. LOPEZ

Clare M. Lopez is a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East, national defense, WMD, and counterterrorism issues. Specific areas of expertise include Islam and Iran. Lopez began her career as an operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), serving domestically and abroad for 20 years in a variety of assignments, and acquiring extensive expertise in counterintelligence, counternarcotics, and counterproliferation issues with a career regional focus on the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. She has served in or visited over two dozen nations worldwide, and speaks several languages, including Spanish, Bulgarian, French, German, and Russian, and currently is studying Farsi.   She now serves as Vice President for Research and Analysis, Center For Security Policy




Friday, October 30th, 2015



Tuesday, May 19th, 2015



U.S. aided arms flow from Benghazi to Syria

A Syrian Kurdish fighter in Kobani, Syria, in January Associated Press, By J.C. DERRICK, May 18, 2015:

EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:    Clare Lopez, a member of the Citizens Commission on Benghazi—a group of former intelligence officers, military personnel, and national security experts—told me it comes as no surprise that Benghazi was a retaliatory attack since al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a video had called on the “sons of Libya” to avenge his deputy’s death. Lopez said the Judicial Watch release is “very significant,” because it “begins to peel back a little more of the layers of the onion about what was going on in Benghazi, and why that mission [facility] was there.”

Lopez, a former CIA officer who is now a vice president at the Center for Security Policy, said the commission has confirmed it was not the CIA but the State Department that managed the gun-running operation. According to Lopez, the department put up between $125,000 to $175,000 for each surface-to-air missile it funneled out of Libya to the Syrian battlefield.


WASHINGTON—Documents released today confirm the Obama administration knew weapons were flowing out of Benghazi, Libya, to Syrian rebels in 2012 even though the rebels had well-publicized ties to al-Qaeda and other extremist groups.

Previous reports, including one by WORLD in 2013, have linked U.S. involvement in Libya to arms flowing into Syria, but the new documents provide the first verification that contradicts administration officials and congressional Democrats who maintained there was no evidence to support it. The documents provide further confirmation that the CIA and the State Department—under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—received immediate intelligence that the attack was committed by al-Qaeda- and Muslim Brotherhood-linked brigades, even as Clinton and other officials claimed it was the result of rioting against a Muslim-bashing video.

“Weapons from the former Libya military stockpiles were shipped from the port of Benghazi, Libya, to the Port of Banias and the Port of Borj Islam, Syria,” says an October 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) document released with heavy redactions. It notes the activity took place weeks before terrorists attacked the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, killing four Americans in September: “The weapons shipped during late-August 2012 were [500] sniper rifles, [100] RPGs, and [400] 125 mm and 155 mm howitzers missiles.”

Judicial Watch, a Washington, D.C., watchdog group, obtained the cache of more than 100 documents after filing a lawsuit in federal court. The judge who ordered the release, Ketanji Brown Jackson, is a 2013 appointee of President Barack Obama.

“These documents are jaw-dropping,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said. “No wonder we had to file more FOIA lawsuits and wait over two years for them.” (more…)



Wednesday, May 6th, 2015


The following two articles have in-depth  information about the Phoenix mosque (Islamic Community Center of Phoenix) where the two gunmen attended.   The articles are written by Clare Lopez and John Guandolo, two experts in the field of counter terrorism.   Nancy

Their Phoenix mosque maintains Shariah-compliant support for jihad

Washington Times, By Clare M. Lopez      Clare M. Lopez is vice president for research and analysis at the Center for Security Policy.

– – Tuesday, May 5, 2015:

Both gunmen identified in the May 3 attack against the “Draw Muhammad” event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, attended the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, according to news reports. Elton Simpson and his roommate, Nadir Soofi, both were known to mosque leadership dating from 2006, although Usama Shami, chairman of the mosque’s board of trustees, claimed they stopped attending recently.

Interestingly, the imam at the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix (ICCP) is Sheikh Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz Ahmad Sulaiman, one of the so-called “flying imams,” who filed suit in March 2007 against US Airways officials for allegedly showing discrimination in removing them from a flight after the imams’ suspicious behavior raised alarm among crew and passengers. That behavior included loud praying at the gate area prior to boarding, refusal to sit in assigned seats, requests for seat belt extensions that were unnecessary and unused, and travel on one-way tickets with no checked baggage.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, which was demonstrated in federal District Court to be affiliated with Hamas (the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, a designated terrorist organization as listed by Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates), and its attorney, Omar Mohammedi, a former president of CAIR’s New York chapter, filed the lawsuit on behalf of the six imams, including Imam Sulaiman.

The Egyptian-born Imam Sulaiman has served since 2002 as the imam at the ICCP, which was founded in 1982 and received its tax-exempt 501(c)3 status as a religious establishment. The ICCP website openly identifies the mosque as Shariah-compliant, with reference on its donations page to paying the “zakat,” an obligatory annual tax for all Muslims that is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and of which one-eighth must go to support jihad. According to its website, the ICCP’s property is owned by the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT). The trust is yet another Muslim Brotherhood affiliate, as confirmed in a 2009 ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division, which identified the trust as a Hamas associate.

Imam Sulaiman is a member of the Washington, D.C.-based North American Imams Federation, whose board of trustees include the Jordanian-born Imam Omar Shahin (another of the so-called “Flying Imams” and former imam of the Islamic Center of Tucson, Ariz.) and Imam Siraj Wahhaj, whose name appeared on a U.S. government list of unindicted co-conspirators for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. (more…)



Wednesday, February 11th, 2015



Warning Islam’s Influence on the U.S.

Posted: 10 Feb 2015 08:02 AM PST

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Air February 10, 2015

Host: Vic Eliason

Guest: Pamela Geller

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Pamela Geller is the founder, editor and publisher of and President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA). She is the author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America, Freedom or Submission: On the Dangers of Islamic Extremism and American Complacency and also Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. She is also a regular columnist for World Net Daily, the American Thinker, and other publications.

Last week at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama told listeners that during the Crusades and Inquisition people did terrible deeds in the name of Christ.

Pamela believes this is proof that our president is siding with the jihadi force. The idea that he has no problem citing Christian motives to the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition (which were a response to Islamic jihad war, land appropriations, cultural annihilation and enslavement) but cannot make that same claim to the jihad we see today speaks volumes about his heart.

She also noted that today we don’t see anyone slaughtering, maiming, amputating, and setting alight non-Christians, we don’t see Christians screaming that Christ is the greatest, yet we see this behavior every day in the Muslim world.

President Obama also alleges that Islam has been hijacked. Pamela pointed to the fact that jihadists are quoting the Quran by chapter and verse and using Mohammed as their perfect example. So why didn’t President Obama say that 1,000 years ago Christianity was being hijacked? Instead he cited slavery and Jim Crow as though these things were sanctioned in the name of Christ while omitting the current slavery of non-Muslims in Muslim countries.

This Crosstalk is packed with vital information as Pamela also commented on the following:

–How are jihadists managing to obtain recruits from the West?
–How significant is the support of ISIS within our own borders?
–The Islamic Sharia tribunal in Texas.
–Examples showing how the Justice Department is acting as the defacto legal arm
of Islamic supremacists and Muslim Brotherhood groups in America.
–An anti-foreign law (anti-Sharia) bill in Montana.
–Is there opposition coming from higher level FBI personnel to the agents who
know that the jihad threat is being nurtured in mosques around America?
–Is the Muslim Brotherhood actually preparing to form a U.S. political party?
–Is the government really doing everything it can to fight ISIS?
–A separate race category for Muslims in the next U.S. census?
–Why Pamela has been banned from the U.K.

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