Reference Materials - Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now by Ayaan Hirsi Ali - Dec 13

Osama’s Fatwa to Nuke 10 Million Americans, Sec. 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and The USA Liberty Act --

In focusing on Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s “Heretic” which calls for a “reformation” of Radical Islam, we should also recall why Radical Islam is so dangerous and how, as we studied for our 5/10/2017 meeting on “Authoritarian Rule by Our Intelligence Services,” George Orwell’s “1984” may be just around the corner as a result of the power they have to gather information on Americans under FISA Sec. 702.

In this regard, it should be noted that FSIA Sec. 702 expires on 12/31/2017 unless it is renewed.

The USA Liberty Act was proposed this fall by Chairman Robert Goodlatte of the House Judiciary Committee and reported to the floor on 11/8/2017 by the Committee.

The salient change to FISA Sec. 702 is that although the intelligence services are still permitted to gather meta-data -- “when attempting to access CONTENT after querying for a crime, the government must first obtain a probable-cause based order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), subject to some exceptions….” (quoting from Chairman Goodlatte’s description of the Act on his website).

HOWEVER, when questioned by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) during House Judiciary Committee hearings this morning (Nov. 14), Attorney General Sessions testified that the U.S. Justice Department OPPOSES such tightening of FISA Sec. 702.

A quick but extremely brief review of what we have learned in past studies --

(1) Osama’s fatwa to nuke 10 million Americans was the focus of a famous book by the Founding Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government Graham Allison entitled “Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe.”

(2) Graham Allison recommendations have NOT been followed despite the endorsement and exhaustive supportive efforts of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman 1987-1995), U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman 2003-2007) and Messrs. Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton (Chair and Co-Chair of The 9/11 Commission).

(3) And despite the efforts of Tim Russert to publicize the efforts of Nunn/Lugar/Kean/Hamilton on Meet The Press and Tom Brokaw’s participation in a Docu-Drama produced by Nunn/Lugar/Kean/Hamilton.

(4) Fatwas can NOT be revoked following the death of the person who issued the fatwa – as Ayatollah Ali Khamenei informed the Brits when they sought to have revoked Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s fatwa to assassinate Salman Rushdie during negotiations to restore diplomatic relations following the death of Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989.

(5) Fatwa’s are the solemn religious duty of every follower of the person who issued the fatwa – which in the case of Osama’s fatwa to nuke 10 million Americans includes every member of Al Qaeda and every member of ISIS (formerly Al Qaeda in Iraq).

(6) It would appear that even though Dean Graham Allison’s recommendations have not been implemented, the reason why America has not long since suffered a nuclear attack from Al Qaeda and/or ISIS (as most experts were predicting was imminent following 9/11 and, for movie buffs, was the topic of several Hollywood movies) is because of FISA Sec. 702’s extraordinary grant of power to our intelligence services to spy on terrorists, including their communications with American citizens.
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