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The Darby-Hilderbran Connection

“You’ve got to see this.”

That’s how the email started out to the Texas Nationalist Movement. Following this brief and cryptic statement were a series of dozens of links. The subject line of the email – State Representative Drew Darby.

Seeing Darby’s name so quickly after his arrest sparked a tremendous amount of curiosity. This kicked off an investigation lasting weeks that peeled back the covers on one aspect of the Legislature that gets little attention. With a part-time Legislature in Texas, all State Representatives spend the majority of their time in their private sector lives and, in theory, in the District they represent “connecting with constituents”.

What, in reality, often happens is that Legislators allow their public and private dealings to co-mingle. Instances of political and business incest are common and are kept like inconvenient family secrets.

Clicking on each link in the aforementioned email, yielded a record on the Texas Comptroller website for a different business. The official title for the record was the “Franchise Tax Account Status”. Rather than contribute to optometry lobby and read them all on the computer screen, they all went to the printer.

Page after page of “Franchise Tax Account Status” reports stacked in the printer tray. Picking them up and spreading them out on the table, a pattern emerged. In the field labeled “Right To Transact Business In Texas”, each business had “FRANCHISE TAX INVOLUNTARILY ENDED.”

For those unfamiliar with GovSpeak, it bears looking up. The official site for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts states that “FRANCHISE TAX INVOLUNTARILY ENDED” means: “The entity’s registration or certificate was ended as a result of a tax forfeiture or an administrative forfeiture by Texas Secretary of State.”

In layman’s terms, if a business fails to file their franchise tax or pay their franchise tax, they are “involuntary ended.”

This, of course, was no surprise. Businesses lose their franchise tax status every day in Texas. The franchise tax was terrible economic policy for Texas when it was passed and remains so today. But it was the other pattern that emerged that was interesting.

Every one of these businesses had the same name listed as the Registered Agent – Drew Darby.

How could it be that all of these businesses failed to file or pay their Franchise Taxes with Drew Darby as their registered agent? What is his connection to these businesses? What role did Darby play in these businesses losing their status?

The questions only grew when the last sheet came off of the printer.

This was not a record from the Texas Comptroller. Rather it was from Wysk which maintains company profiles from companies all over Texas and the United States. Their data is compiled through a mix of public records and other methods which they would not reveal to us when we reached out for comment.

The last link was for a company call Representatives Title, LLC. The address listed for this company is 226 Canyon Creek Lane in Kerrville, TX. A quick lookup with the Secretary of State’s Office on the company yielded two names as principals:…Continued here: http://texnat.org/index.php/news/21-political/2037-the-darby-hilderbran-connection

Texas police double as Mahmoudberg’s militia

The jihad terror-trainings compounds in the U.S., a news story I first broke back in 2007, are growing. And now I have obtained exclusive information showing that one of them has placed members on local police forces, ensuring that nothing is done to stop or even monitor their activities.

PJ Media reported, “Federal Bureau of Investigations documents detailing a 22-site network of terrorist training villages sprawled across the United States. According to the documents, the FBI has been concerned about these facilities for about 12 years, but cannot act against them because the U.S. State Department has not yet declared that their umbrella group, MOA [Muslims of the Americas]/Jamaat ul-Fuqra, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.”

The Texas compound is called “Mahmoudberg,” located in south Texas’ Brazoria County on County Road 3 near the town of Sweeny, which has a population of about 4,000. Jamaat ul-Fuqra was the jihad terrorist organization that murdered journalist Daniel Pearl – he had gone to try to interview its leader. According to an informed source, one of Pearl’s murderers now lives at Mahmoudberg.

I have also discovered that another member of the MOA compound in Sweeny is a police officer for the nearby city of Freeport; his name is Hussein Jones. Informed and well-placed sources have informed me that a few years ago, there was a shooting on the compound. County officers were called, as well as EMS. However, when they arrived, they faced hostile members of the compound who would not allow them inside.

Pamela Geller’s commitment to freedom from jihad and Shariah shines forth in her books – featured at the WND Superstore

A police officer who was at the scene said that as this confrontation was going on, a constable of the neighboring Fort Bend County came speeding up in his car and began angrily rebuking the police officers who were there. He also tried to prevent the officers and EMS technicians and paramedics from gaining access to the compound. This constable also turned out to be a member of the MOA compound. However, as a result of his behavior during this incident, he was fired from his position as constable, and county officials were ultimately able to get inside the compound, although Brazoria County police are still not allowed in.

My sources tell me also that the compound is made up of mobile buildings that the group regularly rearranges, always positioning them in a way so that if law enforcement had to storm the compound, they would be sitting ducks with a sure tactical disadvantage.

Police officials say there are no laws to stop this group from what they are doing, and they cannot do anything until they break some kind of law.

It is astonishing to me that these jihadists can so easily place themselves in positions of power right under our noses. How could law enforcement agencies in two different Texas counties have hired these two members of the MOA, even after vetting them – or did they vet them? Were they afraid of charges of “Islamophobia”? How can Hussein Jones still be employed by the Freeport Police Department?

After all, it isn’t news that these compounds exist. I ran a piece by Paul Williams at my website Atlas Shrugs on Aug. 6, 2007, reporting that “Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a terrorist organization with headquarters in Pakistan, has established over 45 compounds in rural areas throughout America. The compounds are providing paramilitary training to new recruits for the great jihad against the USA under the not-so-watchful eye of federal law enforcement officials. Most of the recruits are African-Americans who converted to Islam while doing hard time in federal prison.”

These are essentially America’s no-go Shariah zones, where even police maintain a hands-off policy. Mahmoudberg’s sister terror compound in New York, Islamberg, contains a campus of “The International Quranic Open University,” at which students get training from manuals written by Jamaat ul-Fuqra leader Mubarak al-Gilani, who teaches them that the Muslim’s “foremost duty” is to “wage jihad” against the “enemies” of Islam. Williams reported that “the students are also treated to Gilani’s poetic tirades against Western civilization and his jihad jingles, such as this marching song:

“Come join my troops and army,”
Says our Sheikh Gilani.
“Prepare to sacrifice your head.
“A true believer is never dead.
“Say ‘Victory is in the air,’
“The kafir’s blood will not be spared.”

Gilani boosts: “We give [students] specialized training in guerilla warfare. We are at present establishing training camps. You can easily reach us at Open Quranic offices in upstate New York or in Canada or in South Carolina or in Pakistan.”

And Sweeny, Texas. Where are the law enforcement…Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/02/texas-police-double-as-mahmoudbergs-militia/#1LIRJMuJKMaFsyvF.99

The jihad terror-trainings compounds in the U.S., a news story I first broke back in 2007, are growing. And now I have obtained exclusive information showing that one of them has placed members on local police forces, ensuring that nothing is done to stop or even monitor their activities.

PJ Media reported, “Federal Bureau of Investigations documents detailing a 22-site network of terrorist training villages sprawled across the United States. According to the documents, the FBI has been concerned about these facilities for about 12 years, but cannot act against them because the U.S. State Department has not yet declared that their umbrella group, MOA [Muslims of the Americas]/Jamaat ul-Fuqra, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.”

The Texas compound is called “Mahmoudberg,” located in south Texas’ Brazoria County on County Road 3 near the town of Sweeny, which has a population of about 4,000. Jamaat ul-Fuqra was the jihad terrorist organization that murdered journalist Daniel Pearl – he had gone to try to interview its leader. According to an informed source, one of Pearl’s murderers now lives at Mahmoudberg.

I have also discovered that another member of the MOA compound in Sweeny is a police officer for the nearby city of Freeport; his name is Hussein Jones. Informed and well-placed sources have informed me that a few years ago, there was a shooting on the compound. County officers were called, as well as EMS. However, when they arrived, they faced hostile members of the compound who would not allow them inside.

Pamela Geller’s commitment to freedom from jihad and Shariah shines forth in her books – featured at the WND Superstore

A police officer who was at the scene said that as this confrontation was going on, a constable of the neighboring Fort Bend County came speeding up in his car and began angrily rebuking the police officers who were there. He also tried to prevent the officers and EMS technicians and paramedics from gaining access to the compound. This constable also turned out to be a member of the MOA compound. However, as a result of his behavior during this incident, he was fired from his position as constable, and county officials were ultimately able to get inside the compound, although Brazoria County police are still not allowed in.

My sources tell me also that the compound is made up of mobile buildings that the group regularly rearranges, always positioning them in a way so that if law enforcement had to storm the compound, they would be sitting ducks with a sure tactical disadvantage.

Police officials say there are no laws to stop this group from what they are doing, and they cannot do anything until they break some kind of law.

It is astonishing to me that these jihadists can so easily place themselves in positions of power right under our noses. How could law enforcement agencies in two different Texas counties have hired these two members of the MOA, even after vetting them – or did they vet them? Were they afraid of charges of “Islamophobia”? How can Hussein Jones still be employed by the Freeport Police Department?

After all, it isn’t news that these compounds exist. I ran a piece by Paul Williams at my website Atlas Shrugs on Aug. 6, 2007, reporting that “Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a terrorist organization with headquarters in Pakistan, has established over 45 compounds in rural areas throughout America. The compounds are providing paramilitary training to new recruits for the great jihad against the USA under the not-so-watchful eye of federal law enforcement officials. Most of the recruits are African-Americans who converted to Islam while doing hard time in federal prison.”

These are essentially America’s no-go Shariah zones, where even police maintain a hands-off policy. Mahmoudberg’s sister terror compound in New York, Islamberg, contains a campus of “The International Quranic Open University,” at which students get training from manuals written by Jamaat ul-Fuqra leader Mubarak al-Gilani, who teaches them that the Muslim’s “foremost duty” is to “wage jihad” against the “enemies” of Islam. Williams reported that “the students are also treated to Gilani’s poetic tirades against Western civilization and his jihad jingles, such as this marching song:

“Come join my troops and army,”
Says our Sheikh Gilani.
“Prepare to sacrifice your head.
“A true believer is never dead.
“Say ‘Victory is in the air,’
“The kafir’s blood will not be spared.”

Gilani boosts: “We give [students] specialized training in guerilla warfare. We are at present establishing training camps. You can easily reach us at Open Quranic offices in upstate New York or in Canada or in South Carolina or in Pakistan.”

And Sweeny, Texas. Where are the law enforcement
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/02/texas-police-double-as-mahmoudbergs-militia/#1LIRJMuJKMaFsyvF.99

More youths crossing U.S.-Mexico border alone

Unaccompanied teens and even children, many from Central America, often cross into Texas illegally in search of safety.

HARLINGEN, Texas — They come from Central America with slips of paper sewn into their pockets bearing names they are sometimes too young to spell. Parents send them with Bibles, rosaries and small wooden crosses in their backpacks.

The flood of undocumented immigrants has slowed compared to five years ago — likely due to tighter border enforcement and the economic downturn in the U.S. — but in its place is a new immigration surge even more confounding: children and teenagers traveling through the rugged border lands into south Texas, lured by the promise of safety. Up to 120 unaccompanied youths are arriving each day, officials say, a number that has tripled over the last five years and that by some estimates could soon reach 60,000 a year.

The southeastern edge of Texas has become the busiest border crossing in the country for these wandering youths, most of whom are adolescents, though some are as young as 5 or 6. Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents apprehended more than 21,000 minors traveling without families on a roughly 315-mile stretch of the Rio Grande that runs west from Harlingen to the south of Laredo. That was more than half the total of 38,833 detained nationwide.

Changes in U.S. policy to expand legal residence opportunities in the U.S. for undocumented youth, along with job prospects, may have led some families to send younger family members on the journey north.

By Molly Hennessy-FiskeFebruary 21, 2014, 10:45 p.m.

HARLINGEN, Texas — They come from Central America with slips of paper sewn into their pockets bearing names they are sometimes too young to spell. Parents send them with Bibles, rosaries and small wooden crosses in their backpacks.

The flood of undocumented immigrants has slowed compared to five years ago — likely due to tighter border enforcement and the economic downturn in the U.S. — but in its place is a new immigration surge even more confounding: children and teenagers traveling through the rugged border lands into south Texas, lured by the promise of safety. Up to 120 unaccompanied youths are arriving each day, officials say, a number that has tripled over the last five years and that by some estimates could soon reach 60,000 a year.

The southeastern edge of Texas has become the busiest border crossing in the country for these wandering youths, most of whom are adolescents, though some are as young as 5 or 6. Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents apprehended more than 21,000 minors traveling without families on a roughly 315-mile stretch of the Rio Grande that runs west from Harlingen to the south of Laredo. That was more than half the total of 38,833 detained nationwide.

Changes in U.S. policy to expand legal residence opportunities in the U.S. for undocumented youth, along with job prospects, may have led some families to send younger family members on the journey… Continued here: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-texas-young-migrants-20140222,0,6021371.story#ixzz2uGLF5UEU

Sarah Palin backs Greg Abbott, Katrina Pierson in Texas

In a Facebook post, Palin writes that Abbott is ‘a believer in the power of liberty.’ | AP Photos

By LUCY MCCALMONT

Sarah Palin is wading into the Texas governor’s race, urging voters to back Republican candidate Greg Abbott and even citing his recent controversial supporter.

“If he is good enough for Ted Nugent, he is good enough for me!” Palin wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday.

Abbott, the state’s attorney general, is challenging Democrat Wendy Davis. He came under fire this week after inviting Nugent to campaign with him. In a recent interview, the musician called President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel.”

 

Abbott said Nugent would be joining him on the trail to expose Davis’s position on gun rights, and the musician appeared at an event Tuesday.

 

Palin wrote that Abbott is “a believer in the power of liberty and the need to defend our freedoms from the overreach of an out-of-control federal government.”

 

(Also on POLITICO: Greg Abbott sings Nugent’s praises)

 

In the lengthy post, Palin also took the time to weigh in on another Texas race, praising Katrina Pierson, who is challenging Republican Rep. Pete Sessions for his House seat.

 

“Pierson is an emerging leader and important voice for the future of the grassroots conservative movement,” Palin said. Pierson will face off against Sessions in the GOP primary March 4.

 

Palin called Pierson “a feisty fighter for freedom” and, without naming Sessions, said he has “lost touch with the people of his district that he’s not even bothering to spend much time in Texas anymore.”

 

Pierson has also won the support of conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, who…Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/sarah-palin-greg-abbott-katrina-pierson-texas-103691.html#ixzz2txCEMLLP

Obama Administration to Put Government Personnel in Media Newsrooms

by Kit Lange

Thomas Jefferson once said that our liberty depends on freedom of the press.  Perhaps the Obama administration agrees, and that’s why the federal government is assigning government monitors to media newsrooms.

Last May the FCC proposed an initiative to thrust the federal government into newsrooms across the country. With its “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs,” or CIN, the agency plans to send researchers to grill reporters, editors and station owners about how they decide which stories to run. A field test in Columbia, S.C., is scheduled to begin this spring.

The purpose of the CIN, according to the FCC, is to ferret out information from television and radio broadcasters about “the process by which stories are selected” and how often stations cover “critical information needs,” along with “perceived station bias” and “perceived responsiveness to underserved populations.”

The government has no place in the newsroom of a media outlet.  In fact, that is so incredibly important that I’m going to say it again. The government has no place in the newsroom of a media outlet.  In fact, the words “government” and “monitoring program” should never, ever be even spoken within proximity to the word “press” unless there is also the presence of a phrase like “over our collective dead bodies.”  But, as always, it gets worse.

In fact, the FCC is now expanding the bounds of regulatory powers to include newspapers, which it has absolutely no authority over, in its new government monitoring program.

The FCC has apparently already selected eight categories of “critical information” “that it believes local newscasters should cover.”

Allow me to break this down for you.  The federal government has deemed that certain categories of information are “critical” and that the news media should cover them.  As in, vee vill tell you vat to print, Comrade.  What could possibly go wrong?  “Excuse me, Fox News, we’re going to need you to stop covering Benghazi.  Instead, here’s a list of topics we believe you should be covering, including the latest golf round by King Obama and some fabricated success stories about Obamacare.  Also, please cover this story we made up heard about how citizens are giving up their evil guns by the thousands and people should join in.”

 

Now is when I’d make a statement about how ‘someone’ should really explain to His Wannabe American Highness that this is not how things work on this side of the pond, but here’s the thing.  He knows.  They all know.  It’s not like the Constitution is some hidden document that no one has ever heard of.  The Bill of Rights is not exactly written in hieroglyphics on a cave wall that no one’s discovered.  The Obama administration, whether you choose to accept it or not, is systematically destroying anything resembling freedom in this country.  Total surveillance, total control of the media, total control period.

 

So the real question is…what are we going to do about it?  Now, more than ever, the patriots will rely on independent journalists; blogs written by people on the ground in the trenches, people who refuse to be silenced.  I guarantee you that VG will be among them.  In the meantime, what are we doing to stop this?  Probably reading TMZ, or paying attention to celebrities, athletes and liberal mouthpieces—the least relevant, least useful, most ridiculous wastes of our time.

As long as we’re still sharing those memes on Facebook, though…Continued here: http://victorygirlsblog.com/?p=18179

Obama Administration’s Plan to Study Newsrooms Is Drawing Plenty of Public Opposition

Photo: AP

A plan by the Federal Communications Commission to study how news organizations select stories has prompted about 10,000 people to sign a petition demanding: “no government monitors in newsrooms.”

 

That’s according to the American Center for Law and Justice, which announced the petition Wednesday and said it reached that number within the first two hours.

The FCC announced a Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs last year, saying that it wanted to understand the process of which stories are selected, station priorities, content production, populations served, perceived station bias and perceived percent of news dedicated to each of the “critical information needs” in a community, Fox News reported.

But Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the ACLJ, a conservative legal group, said he worries it could be used to intimidate certain news organizations into covering issues that government officials feel are important.

“This is an extremely troubling and dangerous development that represents the latest in an ongoing assault on the Constitution by the Obama administration,” Sekulow said in a statement. “We have seen a corrupt IRS unleashed on conservatives. We have seen an imperial president bypass Congress and change the law with executive orders.”

The FCC only has jurisdiction over the broadcast industry, not over cable news or print publications. Networks, local stations and most radio stations would be subject to evaluation.

“Now we see the heavy hand of the Obama administration poised to interfere with the First Amendment rights of journalists,” Sekulow said. “It’s clear that the Obama administration is only interested in utilizing intimidation tactics – at the expense of Americans and the Constitution. The federal government has no place attempting to control the media, using the unconstitutional actions of repressive regimes to squelch free speech.”

 

An FCC representative did not respond to a request for comment from TheBlaze.

The objectives for the research, released publicly on May 28, 2013, are to “collect data to inform: the access (or potential barriers) to [critical information needs] as identified by the FCC; the media that makes up media ecologies (i.e., what media is actually included in that ecology; ownership of that market; what specific type of content dominates those media ecologies; what is the flow of information within the ecology, etc); the use of and interaction between media that makes media ecologies (i.e., how do different layers of the ecology interact to provide for CINs; how do individuals of diverse neighborhoods/communities differ in terms of access to CINs); validate data collection tools/templates and protocols; demonstrate high internal validity and reliability of measured constructs.”

The Obama administration has already come under scrutiny for its treatment of the press.

 

The group Reporters Without Borders ranked the United States 46th in the world for press freedom, citing the governments investigations into various newsrooms in national security cases.

 

“The trial and conviction of Private Bradley Manning and the pursuit of NSA analyst Edward Snowden were warnings to all those thinking of assisting in the disclosure of sensitive information that would clearly be in the public interest,” the international journalists report stated.

“U.S. journalists were stunned by the Department of Justice’s seizure of Associated Press phone records without warning in order to identify the source of a CIA leak,” the report continued. “It served as a reminder of the urgent need for a ‘shield law’ to protect the…Continued here: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/19/obama-administrations-plan-to-study-newsrooms-is-drawing-plenty-of-public-opposition/

 

State Senator Dan Patrick accused of employing illegal immigrants

photo by: Marjorie Kamys Cotera

There are explosive allegations in the hard fought increasingly bitter campaign for Texas lieutenant governor. One candidate claims State Senator Dan Patrick employed illegal immigrants in a restaurant he owned before getting into politics. Now years later, Patrick’s opposition to illegal immigrants is a cornerstone of his campaign.

Miguel Andrade is a proud American. At least he is now, but decades ago he was here in this country illegally and claims to remember his days working for Patrick very well. Tonight with Texans considering a vote for Patrick, his opponent, Jerry Patterson, wants voters to hear from Andrade.

“Voters will disagree with those of us who seek public office, but what they really detest is someone who won’t be straight with them, who changes their story based on the venue or the time,” Patterson said.

Lt. Governor Candidate Jerry Patterson hired a private investigator to track Andrade down in Houston.

“I met Mr. Dan Patrick the first day when I start working,” said Andrade.

In the mid-1980s, Mike Andrade says he went to work at Patrick’s brand new Houston sports bar.

“Dan Patrick & Nick’s Sportsmarket,” said Andrade.

Andrade claims Patrick was a good boss.

“He said he will do anything he can do to help us in this country at a time when it was very difficult,” said Andrade.

Andrade claims he was one of four undocumented workers at the Sportsmarket, one of whom is now dead. Two others we couldn’t track down.

Patrick says every employee filled out federal employment paperwork and was hired and supervised by managers, not directly by him. He adds that, “Employees were hired and paid in accordance with regularly accepted business practices of the time.”

Andrade admits he used a Ssocial Security number and green card from a Houston flea market to get the job. But over months of working for Patrick in the mid-1980s, Andrade says he told Patrick he was undocumented.

“Did Dan Patrick know you were illegal?” we asked.

Andrade said, “Yes, that’s why I was telling him that.”

“You told him many times? It wasn’t a secret?” we asked.

“Yes,” Andrade responded.

In a statement today, Patrick called this a last minute attack and a political smear but admitted, “I do vaguely remember Mike Andrade. As I recall he was an affable young man and seemed to be a good and conscientious worker. I do not recall his relatives or friends.”

In 1986, Ronald Reagan signed a law that helped Andrade and millions more undocumented immigrants become citizens. As part of the application process, Andrade says Patrick wrote a letter in support of Andrade’s application. When we asked to see the letter, Andrade could not produce a copy, but recalls it.

“How proud he was with us to be working for him,” said Andrade…Continued here: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/in_focus&id=9436876

Hypocrisy Allegations: ‘Problemas’ for Dan Patrick

 

Less than 24-hours after Texas State Senator Dan Patrick released a video asserting his opposition to illegal immigration, the candidate for Texas Lt. Governor stands accused of having hired four illegal aliens in a bar he previously owned. Earlier today Sen. Patrick told the Weatherford Democrat he is proud to wear the title of toughest guy on immigration running for any state office. On Patrick’s campaign website he describes himself as “Dan Patrick Border Champion”.

Now Dan Patrick stands accused by his formerly illegal alien, now U.S. Citizen, former employee of not only hiring him and three other illegal immigrants, but hiring them with false documents and even allegedly offering to sneak one of them back from the Texas/Mexico border, past inland security checkpoints.

 

In a Dallas Morning News report, “Miguel “Mike” Andrade, 48, of Missouri City, told The Dallas Morning News and Houston’s KTRK-TV that he, his cousin and two other men from Mexico worked at one of Patrick’s five sports bars that operated in the Houston area until 1986.”

 

At that time, there were no penalties involved in hiring someone in this residing in the U.S. illegally according to the report.

 

The report explains:

 

“Andrade agreed that a manager under Patrick hired him and the other three men, but said that after a few months Patrick knew that the four workers didn’t have permission to be in the country–because he told Patrick.

 

“He said Patrick was a compassionate employer. He said Patrick offered sympathy over their anguish at living so far from their loved ones and being constantly in fear of being deported.

 

“He was real, real, real kind with us … real good with the Hispanic community. He was really wishing (he had) some kind of power…to help us to work in this country and have a better life,” said Andrade, who recalled that he was hired at the West Houston sports bar in 1983 or 1984.

 

Patrick responded to the Dallas Morning News report stating, “he only ‘vaguely’ remembers Andrade at one of his establishments. He said he had nothing to do with the hiring and that managers at each location handled employment decisions.

 

“We had literally hundreds of full-time and part-time employees. It’s a transient business and many young people come and go,” Patrick said in a statement.

 

Patrick’s opponents responded quickly. Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson was quoted in the same story calling Patrick a hypocrite.

 

“You shouldn’t be one thing when you’re running for office and be something else when you’re not,” he said, referring to Patrick. “Here we have the true … hypocrisy of the past versus present political endeavor.”

 

Patterson said an investigator his campaign hired located Andrade last week and that he signed a statement about working for Patrick in Houston.

 

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, also one of Patrick’s opponents responded to an inquiry from Breitbart Texas stating, “The fact that Dan Patrick knowingly hired illegal immigrants to work at his sports bar, his personal bankruptcy in which he failed to pay his debts, his years of tax liens, and law suits for failure to pay property taxes disqualifies him from running for Lt. Governor,” Staples said. “Texans deserve better.”

 

A spokesman for Lt. Governor David Dewhurst’s campaign responded to the inquiry from Breitbart Texas.  “Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst has never knowingly employed an illegal immigrant,” said campaign spokesman Travis Considine. “If re-elected, Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst will push for legislation mandating the use of E-Verify to ensure only documented workers are hired by Texas businesses.”

 

The Dallas Morning News article states that Andrade claims that Patrick wrote a letter of recommendation to help Andrade establish temporary residency after the Reagan Amnesty was passed in 1986. He also claims that Sen. Patrick offered to help him visit his sick mother in Guanajuato, Mexico.

 

Andrade told the Dallas Morning News:

 

“He said [is there] anything I can do so you can go and see your mom? I don’t want to see you suffer,” Andrade said.

 

Patrick then said, “I can go and bring you to here,” according to Andrade, who said he believed that meant Patrick could drive him to Houston past U.S. inland border checkpoints.

 

Andrade said he declined to make the trip, for fear he’d be caught and Patrick would get in trouble.

 

Sen. Patrick denies the claim that he offered to smuggle Andrade past the U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoints.

 

Andrade was asked why he was coming forward with this information. The Dallas Morning News reveals:

 

“Andrade recounted how he received a phone call in 2006 when Patrick’s first won his state Senate seat. It was from his cousin, Guadalupe Andrade, whom he had helped land a job at Patrick’s establishment more than two decades earlier.”

 

“He said Dan Patrick is on TV saying bad things about us,” Miguel Andrade said. “When I see how he was talking bad things about us, I was real surprised real surprised.”

Patrick has made illegal immigration and border security a cornerstone of his campaign to replace Lt. Governor David Dewhurst. Quoting Patrick’s website again, “Dan…Continued here: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/02/19/Dan-Patrick-Allegations-Surface-Illegal-Immigrant-Hypocrisy

New terror compound found in heart of Texas

Sheik Mubarak Ali Gilani

Muslims shoot firearms ‘without interference from law enforcement’

Declassified FBI documents confirm the existence of an Islamic jihadist enclave in Texas that is part of a network in the U.S. identified by the Department of Homeland Security as a terrorist organization.

The enclave belongs to the network of Muslims of the Americas, which is linked to the Pakistani-based militant group Jamaat al-Fuqra, according to an investigation by the Clarion Project and ACT! For America Houston.

Jamaat al-Fuqra was founded in New York in 1980 by Sheik Mubarak Ali Gilani, an Islamic cleric in Pakistan who at one time was in Pakistani custody in connection with the abduction of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

Muslims in America says it has a network of 22 “villages” around the U.S., with headquarters at an encampment in the Catskill Mountains near Hancock, N.Y., called Holy Islamberg, as WND reported in 2006. An investigative report at the time found neighbors of Islamberg were deeply concerned about military-style training taking place there and frustrated by an apparent lack of attention from federal authorities.

WND also reported in 2006 that Jamaat al-Fuqra has collaborated with major terrorist organizations, including Hezbollah and al-Qaida.

The FBI describes the compound in Texas, called Mahmoudberg, as an “enclave” and “communal living site.” Located in Brazoria County along County Road 3 near Sweeny, Texas, it was discovered by the FBI through a tip from an informant in New York, according to the Clairon Project.

The Texas commune, in a heavily wooded area, is estimated by a local resident who spoke to ACT researchers to encompass about 25 acres. It dates back to the late 1980s, the resident said, which is confirmed by the FBI documents.

The FBI reported in 2007 that one commune resident formerly was a leader at the Muslims of America compound in Badger, Calif., called Baladullah.

In March 2001, a Baladullah member was arrested for transporting guns between New York and South Carolina. Another was charged with murdering a police deputy that caught him breaking and entering a home.

The declassified FBI documents show that the enclave is not the only affiliate of the organization that has operated in the state.

In 1991, after a MOA/Jamaat-ul-Fuqra bomb plot in Toronto was foiled, a federal search warrant for three suspects was issued and a nearly 45-acre “compound” about 70 miles south of Dallas was raided.

The location of the compound corresponds to a reference in an FBI document obtained by the Clarion Project that says about seven MOA members purchased property near Corsicana, Texas.

The suspects fled before the raid, and the children at the compound suddenly disappeared from school. Federal officials found four mobile homes; three military, general-purpose tents; and six vehicles. Also discovered were loose ammunition, books on counter-terrorism techniques and weaponry and various items with “Jamaat Fuqra Land” written on them.

Surveillance photos of a post office building and the Greenhead Station in Los Angeles were discovered as well.

The activities of Muslims in America continued after the October 1991 raid, however. Two 1992 FBI documents say MOA members in the state were using false aliases, Social Security numbers and birth certificates.

Murder, firebombing

Muslims of America is identified as a terrorist group in the FBI documents obtained by the Clarion Project.

A 2007 FBI record states members of the group have been involved in at least 10 murders, one disappearance, three firebombings, one attempted firebombing, two explosive bombings and one attempted bombing.

“The documented propensity for violence by this organization supports the belief the leadership of the MOA extols membership to pursue a policy of jihad or holy war against individuals or groups it considers enemies of Islam, which includes the U.S. Government,” the document states. “Members of the MOA are encouraged to travel to Pakistan to receive religious and military/terrorist training from Sheikh Gilani.”

The document also says Muslims of America is now “an autonomous organization which possesses an infrastructure capable of planning and mounting terrorist campaigns overseas and within the U.S.”

A 2003 FBI report states that investigation of the Muslims of the Americas “is based on specific and articulate facts giving justification to believe they are engaged in international terrorism.”

The Clarion Project said MOA members believe the holiest Islamic site in the country is at their Islamville commune in South Carolina. Along with Islamberg, other MOA entities include the International Quranic Open University, United Muslim Christian Forum, Islamic Post, Muslim Veterans of America and American Muslim Medical Relief Team.

An FBI report states the Sweeny, Texas, enclave is in an area “so rural it is quite common for residents to shoot firearms for target practice or hunting on private property without interference from law enforcement.”

ACT said that when its researchers were spotted in the area, they were immediately and repeatedly approached. At one point, a commune resident gave them a final warning to leave, despite the fact that they were not trespassing or harassing any members.

“It was definitely very threatening and menacing,” an ACT member said.

Multiple sources confirmed, according to the Clarion Project, that a resident of the commune is a police officer. Another, a neighbor has said, formerly drove trucks for the U.S. Army in Kuwait.

The commune is also linked to a nonprofit called the Muslim Model Community of Texas. Members, the Clarion Project said, travel to Houston to worship at the Muslims of America Dawah (Outreach) Center that is linked to another organization called First Muslims of Texas.

According to FBI documents and a police report, one of the MOA members was shot and killed by another member in 2002.

The report said the death of Salminma Dawood, also known as Terrance C. Davis III, was an accident. He reportedly was shot by another MOA member who “returned gunfire to unknown individuals who were harassing the MOA commune.”

Law enforcement reported they met about a dozen African-American males at the scene of the shooting. About five of the men lived at the commune, and there were an estimated seven women and children who also lived there.

Police said they were denied access to the trailer homes and were not allowed to directly interview the women, who covered their faces.

Local residents told researchers with ACT that they were aware of a few visits by government investigators to the commune. The locals said the MOA members refused to talk. One neighbor said two ambulances were denied entry into the compound until police intervened. The Clarion Project said Brazoria County criminal records show that two residents of Mahmoudberg were arrested in April 2013 and charged with “interference with public duties.” A trial is pending, the Clarion Project said.

Terror designation

In 2005, the Department of Homeland Security privately agreed to list Jamaat al-Fuqra and Muslims of America as a possible sponsor of a terrorist attack on the U.S.

The State Department, however, has not designated it as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, and it continues to organize in the U.S.

In 1998, the State Department’s Patterns of Global Terrorism report described Jamaat al-Fuqra as an “Islamic sect that seeks to purify Islam through violence.” It said that Fuqra members engaged in assassinations and bombings in the U.S. in the 1980s and still live in “isolated rural compounds” in the country.

A State Department spokesman was asked in January 2002 why Jamaat al-Fuqra stopped appearing in the department’s annual terrorism reports.

“Jamaat al-Fuqra has never been designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization,” the spokesman said. “It was included in several recent annual terrorism reports under ‘other terrorist groups,’ i.e., groups that had carried out acts of terrorism but that were not formally designated by the Secretary of State. However, because of the group’s inactivity during 2000, it was not included in the most recent terrorism report covering that calendar year.”

The Clarion Project noted that Jamaat al-Fuqra has not appeared since then in the annual report, yet the declassified FBI documents from as late as 2007 discuss the terrorist threat posed by Muslims of America.

Last year, Muslims of the Americas filed a lawsuit against the nonprofit Christian Action Network for defamation and libel after CAN’s publication of the book “Twilight in America: The Untold Story of Islamist Terrorist Training Camps Inside America.”

The book accuses Muslims of America of  “acting as a front for the radical Islamist group Jamaat al-Fuqra.”

Much of the book is based on the investigation of a former NYPD undercover informant who spent eight years posing as a member of the group.

The authors of the book, Martin Mawyer and Patti Pierucci, told Fox News they welcome the lawsuit because it will expose the Islamic group’s activities.

Tied to Daniel Pearl abduction

The Jamaat al-Fuqra leader, Gilani, at one time was in Pakistani custody for the abduction of American journalist Daniel Pearl.

Intelligence sources determined Pearl was attempting to meet with Gilani in the days before he disappeared in Karachi in 2002 and later was beheaded. Intelligence sources also suggest a link between al-Fuqra and Richard Reid, the infamous “shoe bomber” who attempted to ignite explosives aboard a Paris-to-Miami passenger flight Dec. 22, 2001.

Beltway sniper John Muhammad also has been tied to the group, and there is circumstantial evidence that links it to Oklahoma University bomber Joel Hinrichs.

Joseph Bodansky, the former director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, has affirmed Jamaat al-Fuqra operations in the U.S. have been known to the FBI and CIA for decades.

Gilani was a close associate of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed, who sent convicted…Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/02/new-terror-compound-found-in-heart-of-texas/#F5dWvrAyjcgPoOR2.99

Exclusive: Islamist Terror Enclave Discovered in Texas

Shells found in the area of the Muslims of the Americas’ ‘Mahmoudberg’ enclave in Texas

FBI documents obtained by Clarion confirm the find and show the U.S. government’s concern about its links to terrorism.

By Ryan Mauro

A Clarion Project investigation has discovered a jihadist enclave in Texas where a deadly shooting took place in 2002. Declassified FBI documents obtained by Clarion confirm the find and show the U.S. government’s concern about its links to terrorism. The investigation was completed with help from ACT! For America Houston.

The enclave belongs to the network of Muslims of the Americas, a radical group linked to a Pakistani militant group called Jamaat ul-Fuqra. Its members are devoted followers of Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, an extremist cleric in Pakistan.

Muslims of the Americas

The organization says it has a network of 22 “villages” around the U.S., with Islamberg as its main headquarters in New York. The Clarion Project obtained secret MOA footage showing female members receiving paramilitary training at Islamberg. It was featured on the Kelly File on FOX News Channel in October. A second MOA tape released by Clarion shows its spokesman declaring the U.S. to be a Muslim-majority country.

A 2007 FBI record states that MOA members have been involved in at least 10 murders, one disappearance, three firebombings, one attempted firebombing, two explosive bombings and one attempted bombing. It states:

“The documented propensity for violence by this organization supports the belief the leadership of the MOA extols membership to pursue a policy of jihad or holy war against individuals or groups it considers enemies of Islam, which includes the U.S. Government. Members of the MOA are encouraged to travel to Pakistan to receive religious and military/terrorist training from Sheikh Gilani.”

The document also says that, “The MOA is now an autonomous organization which possesses an infrastructure capable of planning and mounting terrorist campaigns overseas and within the U.S.”

Other FBI reports describe the MOA in similar ways, with a 2003 file stating, “Investigation of the Muslims of the Americas is based on specific and articulate facts giving justification to believe they are engaged in international terrorism…”

MOA members believe the holiest Islamic site in the country  is located at their Islamville commune in South Carolina. Other MOA entities include the International Quranic Open University, United Muslim Christian Forum, Islamic Post, Muslim Veterans of America and American Muslim Medical Relief Team.

Terror Enclave: “Mahmoudberg, Texas”

The MOA compound in Texas, described by the FBI as an “enclave” and “communal living site,” is in Brazoria county along County Road 3 near Sweeny. It was discovered by the FBI due to a tip from an informant in New York.

The MOA referred to its Texas commune as “Mahmoudberg” in online instructions for a parade in New York in 2010. A posting on an Islamic message board in 2005 advertised a speaking engagement in Houston by someone from Mahmoudberg.

According to the reports, the commune is seven to 10 acres large, is in an “extremely wooded area” and two or three trailer homes moved there in December 2001. However, ACT members visited the area as part of Clarion’s investigation and interviewed one nearby local who confidently said it is closer to 25 acres in size and spoke of a presence dating back to the late 1980s.

“The area is so rural it is quite common for residents to shoot firearms for target practice or hunting on private property without interference from law enforcement,” one FBI report states.

Locals told the ACT members that they haveShells found in the area of MOA’s ‘Mahmoudberg’ enclave in TexasShells found in the area of MOA’s ‘Mahmoudberg’ enclave in Texas heard gunfire coming from the commune. Pictures of shells from the area are posted to the right: 260x194xMOA-Enclaves-Shells-1--Sized.jpg.pagespeed.ic.B0-h2X2aCP

The FBI reported in 2007 that one commune resident used to be a leader at the MOA commune in Badger, California. The site was called “Baladullah.” In March 2001, one of the Baladullah members was arrested for transporting guns between New York and South Carolina. Another was charged with murdering a police deputy that caught him breaking and entering a home.

Interviewed residents all agreed that the MOA members are private, yet when the ACT members were spotted in the area, they were immediately and repeatedly approached. At one point, a commune resident gave them a final warning to leave, despite the fact that they were not trespassing or harassing MOA members.

“It was definitely very threatening and menacing,” an ACT member told me.

Multiple sources confirmed that one resident of the commune is a police officer. According to a nearby neighbor, one of the MOA members used to drive trucks for the U.S. Army in Kuwait.

The commune is also linked to a non-profit called the Muslim Model…Continued here: http://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/exclusive-clarion-project-discovers-texas-terror-enclave#