Friday, August 04, 2017

McMaster purges NSC staffer for warning about “globalists and Islamists”


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About Robert Spencer

ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of seventeen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran. New in 2017 are The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies) and Confessions of an Islamophobe (Bombardier Books).
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A complete listing of Robert Spencer’s books:
  • Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions About the World’s Fastest Growing Faith (Encounter Books)
  • Onward Muslim Soldiers: How Jihad Still Threatens America and the West (Regnery Publishing)
  • Inside Islam: A Guide for Catholics (with Daniel Ali) (Ascension Press)
  • The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats Non-Muslims (Prometheus Books)
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (Regnery Publishing)
  • The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion (Regnery Publishing)
  • Religion of Peace? Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn’t (Regnery Publishing)
  • Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs (Regnery Publishing)
  • The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran (Regnery Publishing)
  • The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War On America (with Pamela Geller) (Threshold Editions/Simon & Schuster)
  • Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islam’s Obscure Origins (ISI Books)
  • Not Peace But A Sword: The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam (Catholic Answers Press)
  • Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In (Regnery Publishing)
  • The Complete Infidel’s Guide to ISIS (Regnery Publishing)
  • The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran (Regnery Publishing)
  • The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies) (Regnery Publishing)
  • Confessions of an Islamophobe (coming in November 2017 from Bombardier Books)
Spencer’s books have been translated into many languages, including Spanish, Italian, German, Finnish, Korean, Polish and Bahasa Indonesia. His Qur’an commentary at Jihad Watch, Blogging the Qur’an, has been translated into Czech, Danish, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
Spencer (MA, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) has been studying Islamic theology, law, and history in depth since 1980. His work has aroused the ire of the foes of freedom and their dupes: in October 2011, Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups wrote to Homeland Security Advisor (and current CIA director) John Brennan, demanding that Spencer be removed as a trainer for the FBI and military groups, which he taught about the belief system of Islamic jihadists; Brennan immediately complied as counter-terror training materials were scrubbed of all mention of Islam and jihad. Spencer has been banned by the British government from entering the United Kingdom for pointing out accurately that Islam has doctrines of violence against unbelievers. He has been invited by name to convert to Islam by a senior member of al-Qaeda.

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McMaster purges NSC staffer for warning about “globalists and Islamists”


Is this Barack Obama’s administration, or Donald Trump’s? Trump campaigned rebuking Obama and Hillary Clinton for not daring to call terrorism Islamic. And now Rich Higgins has been fired for warning about “Islamists”? McMaster must go. Please call the White House at 202-456-1111 and politely and courteously ask that McMaster be fired and Higgins (and others McMaster has fired) be reinstated.
The Leftist establishment media is working to spin the firing of Higgins as a showdown between McMaster and Steve Bannon. In reality, it’s McMaster as Obama’s front man versus Trump.
If the Trump administration is going to have any integrity in its message and any coherent connection with the premises of the Trump campaign, McMaster must go, and go quickly, along with all the other Obama holdovers and Obama sympathizers who think that denying the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat is the best way to deal with that threat.
“McMaster Purges NSC Staffer for Warning of Islamist-Leftist Threat,” by Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage, August 2, 2017:
McMaster had purged Derek Harvey, one of the NSC’s best people on the Middle East, for trying to fire Obama holdovers.
“In the late 1980s, Harvey traveled throughout Iraq by taxicab—500 miles, village to village—interviewing locals, sleeping on mud floors with a shower curtain for a door. He [was] full of questions, intensely curious and entirely nonthreatening. After the 1991 Gulf War, when the CIA was predicting the inevitable fall of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Harvey, then a major, insisted that Hussein would survive because members of the Sunni community knew their fortunes were tied to his. He was right. Months before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Harvey wrote an intelligence paper declaring that al Qaeda and the Taliban leadership in Afghanistan posed a strategic threat to the United States.”
And why was Harvey fired?
That dispute was followed by a bigger one. Bannon and Trump, according to White House officials, pressed McMaster to fire a list of Obama holdovers at the National Security Council who were suspected of leaking to the press. The list of names was compiled by Derek Harvey, a former Defense Intelligence Agency colonel who was initially hired by Flynn. McMaster balked. He refused to fire anyone on the list and asserted that he had the authority to fire and hire National Security Council staff.
And McMaster keeps using that authority to purge patriots from the NSC.
Rich Higgins, a top official of the National Security Council was fired last month after arguing in a memo that President Trump is under sustained attack from subversive forces both within and outside the government who are deploying Maoist tactics to defeat President Trump’s nationalist agenda.
“Globalists and Islamists recognize that for their visions to succeed, America, both as an ideal and as a national and political identity, must be destroyed,” the memo warns. It argues that this has led “Islamists [to] ally with cultural Marxists,” but that in the long run, “Islamists will co-opt the movement in its entirety.”
“Because the left is aligned with Islamist organizations at local, national, and international levels, recognition should be given to the fact that they seamlessly interoperate through coordinated synchronized interactive narratives … These attack narratives are pervasive, full spectrum, and institutionalized at all levels. They operate in social media, television, the 24-hour news cycle in all media and are entrenched at the upper levels of the bureaucracies.”
Higgins, seen as an ally of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, had only served on the council for a couple months.
Higgins had also “pushed for declassification of documents having to do with radical Islam and Iran,” according to a source close to the White House. A source close to Higgins said that specifically, Higgins had been pushing for the declassification of Presidential Study Directive 11, a classified report produced in 2010 by the Obama administration which presaged the Arab Spring, outlining unrest throughout the Middle East. The directive has become a shibboleth of activists such as Frank Gaffney, who see it as evidence of the Obama administration’s links to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups.
Higgins, according to another source with direct knowledge of the incident, was called into the White House Counsel’s office the week before last and asked about the memo. On July 21, the Friday of that week, he was informed by McMaster’s deputy Ricky Waddell that he was losing his job.
And so McMaster purges another challenge to the Obama order. And you have to wonder whether he isn’t emerging as a national security threat….