Recently, American Freedom Alliance hosted a dinner at the Bistro Garden in Studio City for Philip Haney the author of “See Something, Say Nothing”. Mr. Haney studied Arabic culture and language while working as a scientist in the Middle East before the Bush Administration hired him as a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security in 2003. As he specialized in Islamic theology and the strategy and tactics of the global Islamic movement, his job was to track suspected Islamic terrorists and the groups they were connected to. Isn’t this what we would expect our government to do, after being attacked by Islamists on our own shores. The 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center was preceded by Islamic attacks on the USS Cole, several Embassies, military barracks, and an earlier, less successful, attack on the World Trade Center. Regardless of our President’s claim that we are not at war with Islam, is there any doubt that Islam is at war with us?
Considering that the Federal government’s primary job is to protect this country and its citizens, and given the growing numbers of Islamic terrorist attacks currently happening in this country, it is an imperative duty of our government to protect us from further attacks. It’s obvious that tracking suspected Islamic extremists is necessary to that end.
The dinner guests appreciated having the chance to meet Mr. Haney and have some in depth conversations before dinner. After dinner Mr. Haney said that, rather than giving a prepared speech, he wanted us to ask him whatever questions we might have. I started by asking him what reason was given for Homeland Security purging all the work he had done tracking the suspected terrorists and groups. He was told his investigations were in violation of Muslim’s civil rights. Leave it to this administration to use OUR civil rights to protect terrorists.
Mr. Haney explained “taqiyya” and other Islamic terms that are important to understand. He explained our biggest threat is Sharia. The Qur’an says Sharia was Mohammed’s gift to the world and is to be the only law in the world. Muslims make no secret that Sharia is their goal and we need to listen to them. The stealth jihad is getting countries to accept Sharia courts. We may not be in danger of being killed by “moderate” Muslims, but Mr. Haney pointed out that the majority of Muslims in this country, born here or not, say they would chose to live under Sharia law. Sharia is completely incompatible with our Constitution and Western culture.
Recent terrorists were not unknown to our intelligence agencies. The Tsanaev brothers, the Orlando shooter Omar Mateen, and the recent New York bomber Ahmad Rahami had all been reported to the FBI. The fact that the FBI closed their investigation into Ahmad Rahami after his own father called the FBI and said he believed his son was a terrorist and his co-workers were alarmed by him should alarm us all. The fact that Islamists who could never pass a security clearance are being appointed to sensitive positions in our government should alarm us all.
Another question asked was the obvious, what do we do? Mr. Haney picked up the Declaration of Independence and read, “That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundation on such principals and organizing its powers in such a form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”
Haney said we need to constantly remind those around us to return to our founding documents. He stretched out his arms and said we need to inform all we come in contact with and if all of us did that, we could effect change.
I liked very much that Mr. Haney kept reminding us to use our founding documents to inform others of the importance of adhering to their principals in the fight to protect our culture and country.
As Mr. Haney signed his book for me, he asked if Michael was my real name. I told him it was. He told me the San Bernardino terrorist’s wife had a man’s name. He said they don’t do that in Islam so that should have been a red flag that she wasn’t who she represented herself to be.
We all need to be aware that all of our intelligence agencies, FBI, CIA, DHS, etc. have said there is no way to vet the incoming refugees and that ISIS has promised to seed them with terrorists. Until it becomes possible to thoroughly vet them, they should stay in safe places in the Middle East.
Haney and his wife are touring the country in an RV to speak to as many groups as possible and hopefully all the people he meets will inform those around them. We must ALL be involved.