Obamacare “navigator” = individuals employed by companies or non-profits who receive taxpayer funded grants to help people sign up for Obamacare.
A bipartisan-sponsored bill regarding Obamacare navigators passed the Tennessee House 87-0 and the Senate 28-1 during the last legislative session. One issue the bill addressed required criminal background checks for navigators. Tennessee’s Insurance Department then established rules requiring navigators to register with the state, be finger-printed and have criminal background checks. All are safeguards to protect people from fraud.
These rules are particularly important because of the personal data that must be disclosed to the navigators according to the federal law, when they assist someone trying to enroll in Obamacare.
“Navigators and their assistants will have access to the federal data hub, an online nexus containing information from the Department of Health and Human Services and seven federal departments: the IRS, the Social Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Defense Department, the Office of Personnel Management, the Veterans Health Administration, and the Peace Corps.” http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/planned-parenthood-navigators-will-have-access-to-americans-personal-medica/
However, “HHS will not require background checks or fingerprinting of employees, and a previous criminal conviction – including one for identity theft – does not necessarily disqualify an employee from becoming a navigator.”
So, a federal court has blocked certain parts of Tennessee’s law, in particular with regard as to who can serve as a navigator. Now, unions, social service organizations and churches can all take taxpayer money and help people sign up for Obamacare. Unions, in particular, have a win-win situation since they are granted certain exemptions from the healthcare law but are still being paid to help enforce it.
Seedco (Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation), a national non-profit company, has been awarded multi-million dollar contracts for navigator services in several states including Tennessee.
Lisa Muchnick Pote, who ran for Metro Nashville Council in 2007 to represent the affluent District 34, is now the Senior Vice-President of Seedco’s Mid-South Regional office located in Memphis. With a degree in social work, Ms Pote calls Seedco, “the Mid-South’s best kept secret.”
Perhaps what Pote wants to keep secret is the recent New York Seedco fraud prosecution, settled for $1.7 million for “faking at least 1,400 of 6,500 job placements under a $22.2 million federally funded contract” with New York City. It was further disclosed that Seedco shredded documents for 3 years.
And Seedco is still being allowed to function as a government intermediary and prey on an unsuspecting public.
Tennessee Legislative concern over who serves as a navigator was well placed, not only because navigators have access to all types of personally identifying information, but also because people seeking help from a navigator can more easily be misled about information they are required to disclose.
So why has the federal government decided to put so many Americans at risk for fraud and identity theft by excluding criminal checks, even to the point of suspending Tennessee state legislation?
Which human rights – universal or sharia? Seems like a fair question to ask Tennessee American Center for Outreach (ACO) policy director and self-described human rights activist Remziya Suleyman.
Admitting that she “never knew the concept of sharia” it’s more than fair to ask Suleyman whether she knows the difference between the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights.
It’s also a more than fair question to ask the Nashville Human Rights organization that plans to celebrate International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2013. According to their website, “International Human Rights Day occurs every year to commemorate the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations on December 10, 1948.”
How utterly ironic then that sharia advocates Remziya Suleyman and Daoud Abudiab each received a human rights award celebrating Western principles of freedom which the sharia centric Cairo Declaration was specifically designed to counter.
In 1990 the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries replaced the UDHR with the Cairo Declaration. The OIC represents the 56 Islamic countries that have a permanent delegation to the United Nations and constitute the largest single voting bloc. The OIC and the Muslim Brotherhood are the two leading proponents of global sharia law. Consistent with this end goal any and all rights recognized in the Cairo Declaration are governed by sharia law.
Since 1999 in keeping with the Cairo Declaration the OIC has pushed relentlessly for a sharia-compliant global blasphemy law.
Claiming to fight for human rights Ms. Suleyman, wearing the hijab as a self-professed observant Muslim has failed to disclose to the public that when she refers to “human rights” she means the sharia-centric Cairo Declaration and not the Universal Declaration version that the U.S. signed onto.
Dominated by patriarchal doctrine the Cairo Declaration’s sharia-centric rights will always deny equal rights to non-Muslims as well as Muslim women. The Nashville Human Rights organization needs to start educating itself about these differences. They’ve already blown any credibility they ever had but it might be worth forwarding this newsletter to them anyway – let them see what fools they really are.
Watch Knoxville Anoor Academy’s 2013 promo video carefully and at minute 1:04 you see a row of textbooks which are Yahiya Emerick’s What Islam Is All About. As noted in Newsletter #43 this text is being used in any number of Islamic private and weekend schools around the U.S.. According to Emerick, this book was written in standard English to teach Muslim children living in the U.S. about Islam.
Since the textbook is being used at Anoor Academy, what is the likelihood that it is also being used at the Nashville International Academy Islamic School and the Pleasant View School in Memphis?
Below are just a few examples from this textbook and note, nothing is taken out of context. The book generally reinforces Islam as a supremacist ideology and dovetails well with the anti-Christian/Jewish prayer Al-Fatihah recited by Muslims several times a day. This is discussed more fully in Newsletter #48.
Cited pages can be found under the “Documents” tab on the blog.
p. 187 – I. Who Follows Ibrahim’s Example?
“So, although the Christians and Jews may make a big noise about following Prophet Ibrahim, in fact, neither of them do. Prophet Ibrahim fulfilled Allah’s commands, the Jews don’t even follow half of what their corrupted books say. The Christians don’t follow anything except what their philosophers and priests make up from time to time.”
p. 188 – “Prophet Ibrahim called all people to Allah’s way of life. The ‘Jews’ don’t call anybody to anything. They subscribe to a belief in racial superiority calling themselves the ‘chosen’ ones and excluding non-Jews as much as possible. Their religion even teaches them to call down curses upon the worship places of non-Jews whenever they pass by them! They arrogantly refer to anyone who is not Jewish as ‘Gentiles,’ equating them with sin.”
“Prophet Ibrahim told people to do good and he forbade the wrong. Many ‘religious’ and ‘non-religious’ Jews and Christians lead such decadent and immoral lives that lying, alcohol, nudity, pronography, racism, foul language, pre-marital sex, homosexuality and everything else are accepted in their society, churches and synagogues. Just turn on the television in any Jewish or Christian community and see what’s ‘normal.’”
p.212 – “What was the mission of Bani Isra’il? To call surrounding nations to the worship of Allah and to be an example to others. Did they fulfill this responsibility? Unfortunately, no.”
“In about the year 900 BCE, They started calling themselves, Jews after one of their kingdoms which was called Judah.
Today, the Jews claim to follow the legacy of the Prophet Musa, but they fall far short of his example. They claim they are Allah’s chosen people but then refuse to give the message to others. ‘They claim, Everything will be forgiven for us.’
They follow laws and practices that no Prophet or Messenger ever taught. They earned the wrath of Allah for their disobedience and as Allah said: there will be enemies who will attack them until the Day of Judgment unless they repent and return to the path.
Nothing of Prophet Musa’s original message survives today. Only a few of the descendants of Bani Isra’il have remained pure and in search of the truth.. Those who are fortunate, discover Islam and study it with an open heart. Then they become our Muslim brothers and sisters. Only then do they follow in the footsteps of the Blessed Prophet Musa.”
p. 223 – “Many societies have placed a smaller value on the participation of women in spiritual life. The descendants of the Bani Isra’il, who we know as the Jews, also have such feelings. They even have a prayer in which a man thanks God for not making him a woman!”
p.366 – “Allah says in this ayah not to take non-Muslims as protectors. Only fellow Muslims you can rely on should have authority or power over you. Because in the end, a non-Muslim who knows you, and who doesn’t accept Islam, is a rebel against Allah’s way of life and will harm you in the end or try to make you like him or her.”
p. 377 – “Muslims dream of establishing the power of Islam in the world. Muslims of all types and backgrounds agree that the Islamic system is the best for humanity in this life.
p.381 – “The way of life known as Islam is a complete code of life. It was revealed by the Creator of the Universe as a guide for people to live their lives thereby.
This being the case, Islam provides answers for individuals, families as well as societies and governments. There is no separation of Masjid and state for the object of the Islamic state is the establishment of the Deen of Allah.
By contrast, the object of Christian countries is the dominance of their nations over others and the gathering of riches (‘Survival of the fittest’ and ‘MIght makes right’ are their mottoes.”)
Muslims know that Allah is the Supreme Being in the universe, therefore, His laws and commandments must form the basis for all human affairs. If we didn’t follow Allah’s commandments, but then still called ourselves Muslims, we would be hypocrites like the Christians, Buddhists and Jews are today.”
“The basis of the legal and political system is the Shari’ah of Allah. Its main sources are the Qur’an and Sunnah. People do not make the laws, Allah does.”
p.382 – “Non-Muslims (who are called Dhimmis when living in an Islamic state) who are loyal citizens of the country and pay their taxes (Jizyah) have equal rights with Muslims and have the right to practice their religion as they see fit. No one can be persecuted and no one will be forced to change their beliefs.
In fact, the historians of the world recognize that Islamic civilization has been the most tolerant and fair out of all the world’s civilizations.”
So when Sheikh Yasir Qadhi in Memphis asserts that Christians and Jews are spiritually “filthy” and Hamas-CAIR Director Dawud Walid tells his audience that the Jews incurred the wrath of Allah, they are simply reinforcing what young Islamists are being taught in Islamist schools.
And why should anyone be surprised that American Center for Outreach (ACO) Director Remziya Suleyman endorses these men, these schools and the supremacist doctrine taught to budding Islamists?
And don’t forget that repeat visitor to Nashville, Zaid Shakir, tells students “If Islam is the basis, the kafir [non-believer] won’t be equal with the Muslim. The Christian or the Jew will be a dhimmi [second-class citizen]. They won’t be equal with the Muslim.”
Perhaps this textbook could be the topic of Rabbi Schiftan’s next “honest dialogue” with Imam Bahloul a the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. And to all the other Rabbis, Pastors, Ministers, and religious school instructors, consider that these are the same students that participate in the “Sons and Daughters of Abraham.”
Rabbi Mark Schiftan, senior rabbi at The Temple in Nashville is preparing to take his congregants on a bus ride to the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro (ICM) on Sunday, October 27, 2013. He has dubbed this ride “A Sacred Journey of Understanding.” He claims to ride in support of First Amendment freedoms of worship and assembly.
Well Rabbi, we hate to burst your bubble, but you are no Freedom Rider. The bus riders of the late 50’s and early 60’s went armed with facts and the truth about what was happening to blacks in America. Your intended destination, the ICM does not stand for freedom and liberty as the West understands these concepts. In fact, as we have recently disclosed here and here, leadership at the mosque, pre – and post – construction, are aligned with those whose end goal is sharia for all. The Muslim Brotherhood uses the catchy phrase “civilization jihad” to describe their vision.
Imam Bahloul at the ICM is a graduate of Al Azhar University in Egypt with a degree in Da’awah (prosletyzing for Islam). His thesis was the establishment of a Da’awah curriculum aimed at secularists, atheists, Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Al Azhar is credited with starting the Islamist movement with training from Islamic radicals. It is closely tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and stands for the propagation of Islam and sharia as a complete way of life. Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader who has been banned from the U.S. and the U.K., Yousef Al-Qaradawi, famously declared that:
“Conquest through Da’wa [proselytizing], that is what we hope for. We will conquer Europe, we will conquer America! Not through sword but through Da’wa.”
Walking in lock-step with Ikhwan (Muslim Brotherhood) leadership, Imam Bahloul is hosting Muslim Brotherhood leader Jamal Badawi on November 3rd.
Rabbi Schiftan, given your support for the Islamist movement in Tennessee, we thought you might like to phone Badawi in advance of his trip here and arrange to have a private visit over coffee. Badawi’s phone number was included in the Muslim Brotherhood’s phone directory that was introduced during the federal terrorism financing prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation:
Hamed Ghazali’s number is there as well so feel free to include him. After all, you are all Family of Abraham.
So Rabbi, as you prepare for your trip, take some facts along with your moral elitism. At least the facts have some basis in reality.
Jamal Badawi is referred to by name on page 12 of the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America. Jamal Badawi is part of that “group”:
“We have a seed for a ‘comprehensive Dawa’ educational’ organization: We have the Daw’a section in ISNA + Dr. Jamal Badawi Foundation + the center run by brother Hamed al-Ghazali…”
“The big challenge that is ahead of us is how to turn these seeds or ‘scattered’ elements into comprehensive stable, ‘settled’ organizations that are connected with our Movement and which fly in our orbit and take orders from our guidance. This does not prevent – but calls for – each central organization to have its local branches but its connection with the Islamic center in the city is a must.”
Hamed al-Ghazali was hired by Pleasant View School – the Islamic school in Memphis as “the new consultant for PVS Islamic Studies, Quaran & Arabic. He also serves as Chairman of MAS [Muslim American Society] Council of Islamic Schools (MASCIS) and as a superintendent/consultant for several Islamic schools in the USA.
All the better to advance the Muslim Brotherhood’s ideology and goal of turning the U.S. into a Muslim nation ruled by sharia law.
This document was discovered during an FBI search of the home of one of the founders of a Virginia mosque. The document was subsequently introduced into evidence during the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing prosecution.
This is the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan to “settle” Islam in North America or in their words, commit a “civilization jihad.”
This is the same Muslim Brotherhood that was banned in Egypt, reemerged with Mohammed Morsi’s election and quickly moved to bring Egypt under the rule of sharia. That is, make Egypt the Islamic state envisioned by the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder Hassan al-Banna.
The challenges and timeline in the U.S. may be different, but the Muslim Brotherhood’s endgame here is the same. Read the plan – it is all there and it is well underway here.
The connections have been made with the Islamic Center of Nashville, The Islamic Center of Tennessee, the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro and the mosques and school in Memphis. The Nashville Jewish and Christian leadership are doing all they can to settle the Muslim Brotherhood even deeper in Tennessee.
These leaders have lost their moral compasses.
The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro (ICM), like mosques in other cities, is finally being honest about its allegiance to the Muslim Brotherhood.
This allegiance was the concern of mosque opponents all along. Earlier on, the clues were more subtle, with brochures printed by Muslim Brotherhood off-shoot ISNA and a board member’s facebook page extolling the virtues of Hamas. Then the ICM hired an Egyptian native and Al-Azhar graduate, Imam Bahloul.
With the support and cover provided by Middle Tennessee Jews and Christians, it looks as if Imam Bahloul no longer needs to conceal the true identity and doctrinal allegiance of the mosque. Nihad Awad, public supporter of Hamas and executive director of CAIR, (another Muslim Brotherhood off-shoot with proven ties to Hamas), attended the ICM’s opening.
On November 3, 2013, the ICM is hosting a program called “God’s Books.” Panelist Jamal Badawi is listed as a member of ISNA (another Muslim Brotherhood unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing prosecution). Born and raised in Egypt, Badawi’s resume also includes:
- Member of the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) – along with Al-Ahzar University in Cairo, the preeminent teaching center of sharia law, the FCNA authenticated the English translation of the “Reliance of the Traveller, the Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law.” Read more in Newsletter #86 about what this book says and about FCNA members that have been arrested, deported and named as unindicted co-conspirators in connection with terrorist activities.
- Board member of CAIR
- Founding incorporator of the Muslim American Society (MAS) – In 2012, convicted terrorist Abdurrahman Alamoudi told federal investigators that “[e]veryone knows that MAS [Muslim American Society] is the Muslim Brotherhood.”
- Member of European Council for Fatwa and Research, an organization headed by Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas spiritual leader, Yousef Al-Qaradawi (Qaradawi has many “credits” to his name including heading up the Hamas created Union of Good charities which was designated by the U.S. Treasury in 2008 for terrorism financing). Qaradawi has been banned from the U.S. since 1999 and from the United Kingdom since 2008 because of his support for suicide bombings against Israel and attacks against American troops in Iraq.
- Named individually as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing prosecution.
In another terrorism trial federal prosecutors said that the Muslim American Society had been “founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States”. Badawi was one of the three founders of MAS and is listed on the group’s articles of incorporation.
More on Badawi’s terrorist, Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas associations reported here.
Anyone attending the November ICM event should ask Badawi about his religious rulings on wife-beating (it’s OK as long as it’s never on the face) or his justification for executing Muslim apostates (when it’s considered treason against the Islamic state).
Mark Schiftan, head Rabbi of The Temple in Nashville is taking busloads of his congregants to visit the ICM next week. Given his interest in supporting the Muslim Brotherhood presence in Nashville and the political activism of the Islamists, he might be interested in attending the November program.
Or maybe if he read and studied what was in “God’s Books,” he might reconsider his course of action.