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Why AUSTRAC Can’t Investigate The Halal Terror Tax

Paul Zanetti

Paul Zanetti is a Walkley award winning syndicated cartoonist with over 30 years in the media. He blogs at www.zanettisview.com

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THIS week the Senate resumes its investigation into food certification. Consumers have the right to know if their halal certified Vegemite, Coon cheese, Cadburys chocolate and other household brands fund terrorism.

AUSTRAC, our money laundering and terrorist funding tracker, has deliberately pulled the halal certified wool over the eyes of the Australian public and dopey journalists.

AUSTRAC, the AUStralian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre says they have ‘no evidence’ halal certification funds terrorism.

The reason they’ve found ’no evidence’ is because AUSTRAC has never investigated, nor has it the power to investigate, halal certifiers.

Nor can it properly investigate the Islamic charities to which certifiers donate funds which are moved offshore to banned terrorist groups. These bodies engage in illegal and dangerous activity, punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, yet they’re getting away with it because AUSTRAC can do bugger all.

Australian law ties the hands of our terror trackers. AUSTRAC is limited by the legislation which regulates it, the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act).

The only bodies which can legally report suspicious activity to AUSTRAC are financial institutions and similar commercial operations called ‘reporting entities’.

Halal certifiers do not fit this definition so they don’t fall under the investigative powers of AUSTRAC, while the Islamic charities with international headquarters and multiple webs of bank accounts are out of the reach of AUSTRAC,

Here’s AUSTRAC’s official statement from their website, updated just 5 weeks ago:

http://www.austrac.gov.au/…/m…/statement-halal-certification

Statement: Halal certification
24 September 2015

As asserted in the Senate committee hearing in Sydney today, AUSTRAC has found no evidence to support claims that halal certification fees fund terrorism.

We first put this information on the record in November 2014, and stand by it.

As Australia’s financial intelligence unit, AUSTRAC carries out comprehensive analysis of our nation’s financial sector.

Last financial year alone, as a result of our ongoing collaboration with industry, we received more than 96 million financial transaction reports and more than 86,000 suspicious matter reports from our 14,000 reporting entities.

Our position on this matter is based on our analysis of this information, and our ongoing partnerships with industry, regulators and national security and law enforcement agencies.

As part of AUSTRAC’s role in the national security environment, the dissemination of financial analysis aims to assist in the identification terrorism financing risks, including the misuse of reporting entities and/or any criminal abuse of Australia’s financial sector.

These reports allow our analysts to make judgements about the potential risk of terrorism financing, and refer relevant information to investigating agencies, including the Australian Federal Police.

The intelligence we produce also allows us to target the use of enforcement/compliance action to further harden our financial sector against the threats of money laundering and terrorism financing.

We invite anyone with information concerning these allegations to call our Contact Centre on 1300 021 037 or email [email protected]

Whadda load of bollocks.

This statement was attributed to the AUSTRAC CEO Paul Jevtovic on 24 September 2015 the day AUSTRAC gave evidence at the Senate inquiry into food certification.

So why can’t AUSTRAC investigate halal certifiers?

Firstly because halal certifiers who donate substantial funds to Islamic charities are not ‘officially’ doing anything wrong.

Donating money to a charity is not an illegal activity.

Unless, of course that charity happens to be an Islamic one.

Here’s what AUSTRAC says in its most recent report into Islamic charities.

TERRORISM FINANCING IN AUSTRALIA 2014

Legitimate and 'front' businesses
Both legitimate and 'front' businesses are exploited by larger and better organised terrorist groups, particularly those with an international presence. Similar to the way charities and NPOs can be misused, these groups have set up business accounts in several jurisdictions and used them as a cover to send or receive funds through mainstream financial channels (such as the banking sector). Very large amounts of money can be transferred internationally, disguised as 'business' transactions.??The report also says,?

• Terrorism financing is largely motivated by international tensions and conflicts. Communal and sectarian links between groups overseas and individuals in Australia drives Australian involvement in terrorism financing.?

• Use of conduit countries. In recent cases, those sending funds out of Australia for terrorism financing tend to use conduit countries rather than send the funds directly to high-risk jurisdictions. This makes it more difficult for financial institutions to link the international funds transfers directly to terrorism financing. Conduit countries may also be used in an attempt to evade United Nations Security Council sanctions and Australian autonomous sanctions.?

• Commingling legitimate funds with funds collected for terrorist groups. This is especially the case for donations collected through charities and NPOs. Commingling can disguise funds raised for terrorism financing among legitimate donations. It can also add to the total pool of funds directed towards a terrorist group.

AUSTRAC knows this, yet can’t investigate the known links from halal certifiers to Islamic charities to international terrorists.

The law states that to report suspicious activity to AUSTRAC you first need to enrol and register your business with AUSTRAC. That business needs to fit the legal definition of a ‘reporting entity’.

That business then needs to comply with a long list of ‘record’ keeping’. This includes retaining and securing record keeping of activity, in the course of the entity’s business. Any suspicious ‘transaction’ with evidence must be kept for AUSTRAC’s investigation and must be kept for AUSTRAC’s purposes for seven years.

These records have to be Electronic funds transfer instructions (EFTIs) and/or physical records. Basically the ‘reporting entities’ have to gather all the evidence for AUSTRAC.

Anyway, I could go on and on and on, but the laws are so convoluted and contrived, they seem to have been designed to make it impossible to track the terror tax from halal certifiers who donate to Islamic charities to their overseas headquarters then onto banned terrorists.

Let’s take one of these halal certifiers and the link to an Australian based Islamic charity.

The Halal Certification Authority Pty Ltd is a private company owned by Mr Mohamed El Mouelhy. Mr El Mouelhy also owns the Halal Helpline which is a gold sponsor of the Sounds of Light concert, run by Human Appeals International (HAI), an international charity established in 1984 with Australian offices in Lakemba (Sydney), Coburg (Melbourne) and Mile End (Adelaide).

The annual Sounds of Light concerts run by HAI are held at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Olympic Park, Sydney, Town Hall, Adelaide and Riverside Theatre, Perth.

The concert raises much of its funds for the HAI charity through its sponsorship program through which Mr El Mouelhy donates $20,000.

HAI has been identified as a funder and supporter of terrorists organisation Hamas (proscribed as a terrorist organisation by the Australian government) and banned or identified as terrorists by the CIA, FBI reports, the IRS, the US State Dept, the British government, the Israeli government and multiple media investigations.

In Australia the known links are:

Your grocery money ———> halal certified food product or business ———> Halal Certification Authority Pty Ltd ———> Mohamed El Mouelhy ———> Halal Helpline (a $20k gold sponsor) ———> Sounds of Light Charity Concert ———> Human Appeals International ———> HAI supporter of, and linked to, HAMAS (proscribed terrorist organisation) (CIA, FBI Reports, IRS, US State Dept, British govt, Israeli govt,)

This is just one example.

When Mr El Mouelhy was linked to HAI on a recent 4 Corners investigation into halal certification, he was asked "What if it was established HAI gives money to Hamas?", Mr El Mouelhy replied he would look for another organisation. It would be in his interest to look beyond Islamic charities considering there are so many listed as terror groups or with links to terror groups.

HAI International has offices all over the world. HAI Australia runs an emergency appeal to fund fuel for hospitals in Gaza.

Most of the hospitals in Gaza are run by Hamas.

Hamas has its headquarters in the Al-Shifra hospital.

Hamas also launches its rockets aimed at Israel from its hospitals.

HAI Australia in its annual report says it collected $10.4 million in donations last year. Part of that has come from Australian grocery monies.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has said Hamas had been listed by the United Nations as a terror group since December 2001. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop ­renewed the listing for another three years from November 2013.

But as far as AUSTRAC is concerned, they have ‘no evidence’ halal certification is linked to terrorism.

Let’s again compare this statement to what they told the Senate inquiry on 24 September 2015:

Senator BERNARDI: But you do not really track it, in essence, do you? You do not follow the certification money through a group like AFIC into a mosque or a bookstore where there are extremist materials and the conversion of people and the inspiring of jihadis is taking place.

Mr Robertson (AUSTRAC National Manager of Intelligence): The answer to that is: no, we do not follow those funds, particularly, for those entities who are engaged in halal certification. Our work has not taken us there. The monitoring of transactions that we do and the other information that we have received have not required us to prioritise that. There are other elements of the funding of all the things that present that current threat, which we do focus on, but the halal certification has not been one of those.

Senator BERNARDI: Let me give you an example: Human Appeal International. It is an international organisation that has ties to Hamas. Hamas is not a proscribed organisation in Australia, but the Hamas brigades are. You can track the money from Human Appeal International that sends out to Hamas. Is that right? They have to send it to an end recipient, so you know that it is going to Hamas or whatever their organisation is.

Mr Robertson: If Human Appeal International has a bank account in Australia and they send funds, yes, we would see where that money was.

Senator BERNARDI: But you cannot then track what Hamas does with the funding?

Mr Robertson: Based on what is reported to us, no.

Senator BERNARDI: If a halal certifier boasts about supporting an organisation like Human Appeal International, which is directly linked to Hamas and has personnel on their international body that are linked to Hezbollah, which is not a good group of people, it is not too long a bow to draw and say, 'The profits of halal certification are linked to organisations that are not acting in Australia's interests?

Mr Robertson: That is when AUSTRAC does not have that investigative mandate in terms of an agency.

Senator BERNARDI: I can find this out through a Google search, effectively. We have a bloke (Mohammed El Mouelhy of Halal Certification Authority Pty Ltd) who is boasting and is contributing to a charity which is directly linked to those types of organisations. How can you not conclude that the profits of halal certification, which this man openly boasts runs into millions of dollars for him, are contributing to extremist organisations?

Mrs Jamieson (AUSTRAC Acting General Manager, Compliance): We look at the financial transaction reports that come in. As we said, halal certification, the business, does not fall under our legislation. So we revert back to the transaction reports that we then receive, which are the international funds transfers. Mr Robertson has explained to you what we do with that information when we receive it.

Senator BERNARDI: Once again, I come back to this: have you specifically looked at the use of funds by organisations that conduct halal certification?

Mr Robertson: The answer to that is no, we are not looking specifically at the use of those funds…. we do not have any active work against those movements of funds.

Senator BERNARDI: I have learned not to rely on ABC Fact Check. ABC Fact Check said,

'A spokesman for AUSTRAC told Fact Check it had no information to indicate that there are links to terrorism financing from halal certification fees.’

That may be entirely accurate but it is because you have not investigated halal certification fees and the use of that.

Mr Robertson: Again, for clarity, we do not conduct the investigations per se—and I know it is terminology. On the basis that a third party outside of AUSTRAC has not been able to refer us to information that provides that evidence to look at it—and our own detection and monitoring systems of what we know about how terrorism financing occurs has not surfaced that information—the short answer is no.

AUSTRAC has been caught with its pants around its ankles - so too have many journalists like Michael Safi at The Guardian and Will Ockendon at the ABC who continue to report ‘there is no direct link between halal certification and terrorism’.

It’s time AUSTRAC came clean with the Australian public and ceased its pretence and word play.

An updated accurate public statement on its website would be the first place to start.



Comments

Seems Australia can investigate everyone who tries to do the right thing , but cannot touch anyone associated with Islam or the Labor party.

Porn is a good thing, what's your problem? Can't stand a bit of flesh? You're obviously a mosso.

O/T: Sharia Law banned in Adelaide, what about the rest of Oz?? http://theadelaidecurrent.com/2015/10/30/sharia-law-banned-in-adelaide/

Austrac are another bunch of toothless tigers.. hey don't want to investigate anything to do with Muslims. They couldn't give a stuff about Australians. Most Government owned and operated organizations IE: The ABC, Centre-link, Taxation, Justice systems etc... are Pro Muslim & Anti-Australian. We all need to stop buying Halal certified products and hammer of politicians to start deporting Muslims to reduce the Terrorist element in our country.

EASY FIX - have all monies paid for Halal certification go to Government coffers and have a Government body pay salary to certifier staff to perform certification tasks - whatever they are. So then we will have the GST and HCT (Halal Certification Tax).

From Cory Bernardi today: This week marked the final hearing for the Senate inquiry into food certification. The focus of the day was the fast growing halal certification industry that sees a huge variety of products certified as ‘approved for Muslims’.

A fee is paid by companies to make that claim and it extends from exported food and medicinal products through to soccer balls, cat food and football boots.

In the past I have referred to it as a racket and based on the evidence presented yesterday, I am not alone.

Of the many halal certifiers invited to appear only two chose to do so. Both identified the importance of certification to our meat export industries and both were scathing of some operators within the system.

The domestic certification system was condemned as rife with corruption and over-servicing whilst being described as simply a ‘rubber stamp’. The operators of these businesses were described as ‘con men’.

Halal certification has caused a number of people in the community to question why all Australian consumers are expected to contribute to Islamic religious causes in the purchase of their everyday grocery products.

It seems a legitimate question to ask and yet, for daring to voice that concern, these Aussies have been given the usual labels of racists and Islamophobes.

If the certification system in place was supporting the Catholic Church rather than Islamic causes, it would suddenly stop being a racist concern and become a legitimate question of the separation between church and state.

Such is the hypocrisy of public debate at this time. But once again the chattering elites have proved how removed from reality they are.

When even the representatives of the halal industry are scathing in their description of the practices within it, you know something serious is up.

Evidence of bribes and corruption, unethical practices and dishonest dealings were all described.

Astonishingly, the witness representing Muslims Australia stated that the financial returns lodged with the Charities Commission were not accurate when they conflicted with the evidence he provided on the day. This is despite the annual report figures being audited and having directors attest to their accuracy.

In short, it would appear that either the Senate committee or the Charities Commission have been misled.

The committee is scheduled to hand down its final report at the end of the month. I am unsure as to exactly what form it will take, but I do know how important this matter is to many Australians.

They want the freedom to support causes and ideologies that are consistent with their own values. They want to support schools, charities and businesses that represent their concerns and they want to be able to make informed choices.

That means proper and transparent labelling and a clear indication of how money collected through any certification scheme is utilised.

The Senate inquiry was an opportunity for certifiers to allay a number of misconceptions and community concerns and to detail the benefits of such schemes to the Australian community.

The fact that so many refused to do so suggests that something truly rotten lies amongst some elements of the food certification systems operating in this country.

As I said many years ago (to great condemnation from the PC brigade), it seems like a racket and nothing I have heard this week has changed my mind.

In fact, it seems that my concerns were actually understating the extent of the scam facing Australian consumers.

Time will tell if the committee reaches the same conclusion.

Surprising Turkish election result: Did Turks just vote to become an Islamic State?
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Eric Zuesse
Sott.net
2015-11-02 20:28:00
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The most pivotal election in modern Turkish history was held on Sunday November 1st, and it has transformed Turkey from being the least religiously dominated of all Islamic-majority nations, as Turkey had been ever since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk had established Turkey's independence as a secular nation in 1922, to being now not only Islamic but Sunni Islamic, which means that it will be firmly allied with the Sunni Arabic oil-and-gas aristocracies, especially the Saud clan that owns Saudi Arabia, and the Thani clan that owns Qater. Both clans run Islamic states; the Thanis finance the jihadist Muslim Brotherhood, and the Sauds finance the jihadist Al Qaeda; both the Thanis and the Sauds finance ISIS and are helping ISIS to self-fund by assisting ISIS to sell on the black market the oil being pumped in ISIS's captured territories.
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Approximately 90% of Turks are Sunni, but Ataturk had established Turkey as entirely secular; so, this huge Sunni Turkish majority was politically neutered from 1922 until the conservative Sunni President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an became elected Prime Minister in 2003. It could happen only because Ataturk hadn't really understood how to separate church and state, in any enduring way. As Alex Tate of Georgetown University has noted, the system in education in Turkey is that "religion classes are mandatory in schools and teach the tenets of Sunni Islam. The Ministry of Religious Affairs, a branch of the central government that is at least officially autonomous, oversees religious education as well as all of the mosques and imams in the country." In other words: Sunni propaganda is taught to Turkish children, even to non-Sunni children. This has continued to be the case even after Ataturk. Therefore, at the psychological level, Turkey has actually remained a Sunni Islamic state, even though at the political level, it hasn't been Islamic at all (after 1922). The nearly a century of generations of Sunni-propagandized Turks, even after 1922, have produced the cultural foundation on which Erdo?an has been skillfully building, to re-establish the Sunni Turkish Islamic state.
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Erdogan had actually entered politics during a time when the institutionally secular Turkish military was becoming increasingly worried about growing public demands for Turkey to return to religion-based rule. (After all of that pro-Sunni propaganda in Turkey, it's not hard to see why this sentiment was rising.)
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http://www.sott.net/article/305525-Surprising-Turkish-election-result-Did-Turks-just-vote-to-become-an-Islamic-State

Washington wants a ceasefire
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So what changed; in other words, why is Kerry so eager to convene meetings now when he’s had every opportunity to call off the dogs for the last four years?
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What changed is Vladimir Putin. Putin got sick and tired of the US ripping these Middle East countries to shreds and decided to put an end to it. So he formed a coalition (The 4 1: Iran, Iraq, Syria and Hezbollah) and started bombing the hell out of the jihadis.
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This created a big problem for Washington because many of these violent extremists have been armed and trained by the US. They’re Washington’s “guys” and they’ve been doing Washington’s dirty-work by prosecuting a proxy war that is designed to topple Syrian President Bashar al Assad. That’s why Kerry convened the meetings, because he needs a ceasefire to save as many of these US-backed scoundrels as possible. Here’s Kerry’s actual statement following Friday’s confab:
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“The theory of the ceasefire is very simple: Certain parties control or influence people with guns and the ability to fight. And if we do reach an agreement with respect to some of the road forward, there would be a responsibility for those with influence and those with – those who have direct control over certain parties, they would control them. Obviously, with respect to Daesh and al-Nusrah, there is no ceasefire, there would be none, and those are the early parameters. But much more needs to be discussed between militaries, the politics….. There are all kinds of possibilities, but they remain to be explored.”
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Does it seem to you, dear reader, that Kerry is a lot more interested in working out the particulars of a ceasefire than he is in ending the conflict? That’s because his real aim is not peace and humanitarian assistance, but saving as many of these bloodthirsty hyenas as possible. That’s Washington’s goal............"
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43318.htm

OT
If anyone isn't watching the TURC, you should be, this is headline fraud material.
They can't avoid reporting this lot.

Halal is one of the evil tentacles of Islam, and sadly no one has the guts to deal with this menace, we all want to be too politically correct; one can only hope the Islamics are politically correct when they are cutting our throats. Barbaric, inhumane, medieval, uncivilised savagery has no place in Australia and if Islam seek to pursue the practice, they to have no place in Australia.

Great article, Paul. AUSTRAC are clearly being deceptive, but why? Why do the people we trust with our security not seem to give a damn about our security? Worse, why do they lie and cover up? And if Bernardi can discover the truth in a couple of minutes of reasonable questioning, why can't our ABC?

I wonder if this has any relation to Australia's "Free Trade" agreements?
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GLOBAL BANKS ADOPTING ISLAM
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".......How the banking rocket took off
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At the behest of global trade moguls, numerous Free Trade Zones (FTZ’s) were created throughout the Islamic world that were full of windfall conditions.
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For instance, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), is a 110 acre free trade zone that was founded in 2004 in Dubai, UAE. According to the DIFC website, participants will enjoy "zero tax rate on income and profits, 100 per cent foreign ownership, no restrictions on foreign exchange or capital/profit repatriation, operational support and business continuity facilities.”
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Not surprisingly, Morgan Stanley’s application was one of the first approved by the Dubai Financial Services Authority to operate within the DIFC.
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The director-general of the DIFC Authority, Dr. Omar Bin Sulaiman, welcomed Morgan Stanley by stating,
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“This is a testimony to our status as an international financial centre of repute. Morgan Stanley is a highly reputed organisation and to have them here at the DIFC is a vindication of our strategy to create a world-class financial hub for the region. The opportunity available within the region, along with the state-of-the-art infrastructure and the international regulatory framework of the DIFC, provides the ideal platform for institutions such as Morgan Stanley to grow their business." [Emphasis added]
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DIFC and similar Free Trade Zones are a banker’s nirvana into which global bankers have rushed headlong to establish regional financial centers.
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And the payoff? A chance to enter and then dominate the Islamic banking industry. Such banking has over $1.5 trillion on the table today, and is growing at a steady and explosive rate of over 15% per year. .....?
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http://www.newswithviews.com/Wood/patrick29.htm

A HUGE VICTORY FOR OUR CALL TO ACTION "MY WILL CAMPAIGN".
Senator Sam Dastyari has been removed from the chair of the Senate Inquiry against Halal Certification.
We wrote hundreds of "My Will letters" to the Senate, to all Senators and our local and Federal MPs presenting our will that Dastyari to be removed because of his biased opinion and we won.
It shows that we the people have power (even the media did not even reported it) and I hope that we get even more people to take action when we asked you next time to support our calls to action!
Well done everyone who was a part of this!!!!!! Go to www.truthophobes.com, Australia's new website against the evil fo Islam!

Let's not get too upset about the burgeoning of Sydney's Muslim ghettos. It will eventually make it easier to wipe them out in one foul swoop when the great civil war starts. That is unless our Government starts to recognize that we Australians don't want Islam in our Country and declares it a non religion and makes it illegal for anyone to practice it.

“….Watch the following video clip. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu admitted in 2012 that Israel and Saudi Arabia have alliance in the Middle East….’
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http://www.correctislamicfaith.com/factsaboutsaudiroyals.htm

OT - TAKING THE FIGHT TO THE LEFT
Democrats don’t help minorities, they hurt them.
November 3, 2015 Daniel Greenfield
To order David Horowitz's Take No Prisoners, click here.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

Ten years ago, Front Page Magazine writer Danusha Goska went to heckle David Horowitz.

Then he said something about the minority cities of New Jersey that changed her whole way of thinking. “He pointed out that Camden, Paterson, and Newark had decades of Democratic leadership.”

“That one stray comment from David Horowitz, a man I regarded as the enemy, sparked the slow but steady realization that my ideals, the ideals I had lived by all my life, were poisoning my students and Paterson, my city,” she writes.

On Fox News Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina echoed the case that David Horowitz has been making for decades.

Here is what is undeniable, women have been hurt under this administration policies, the extreme poverty rate among women is the highest ever record. The poverty rate among women, 16.1% is the highest in 20 years. Women have been harmed by this administration’s polices just as African Americans have, just as the poor have been.

“Progressive polices are bad for the people they have claimed to help. That is true of women as well as men," she said.

This is the exact message that David Horowitz has been urging Republicans to embrace over the years by making the case that Democrats hurt the very people they claim to champion.

This is what he forcefully advocated in his book, “Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left.”

Year after year and election after election, the Democrats’ campaign themes are monotonously the same… Republicans wage wars on women, on minorities, and on the vulnerable. They defend the rich and don’t care about the poor. Their policies inflict pain on working families to benefit the wealthy few.

Then he noted that, “Year after year, the Democrats repeat these attacks, and year after year, Republicans fail to come up with effective responses.”

David Horowitz’s response to this litany of false charges is to turn them around on the Democrats. It’s this argument from Take No Prisoners that Fiorina has picked up on.

“Democrats present themselves as champions of the helpless and the vulnerable,” David Horowitz wrote.

“Expose their empty promises and hypocrisy. Subvert their message by focusing on their betrayal of the very people they pretend to support. In attacking Democrats as enemies of minorities and the poor,” he urged Republicans.

Last year, David Horowitz warned Republicans that campaigning on the high road again would be a disaster. “Who is going to listen to your story when your opponents are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to portray you as a woman-hater, a racist, and a champion of the selfish rich?”

“It’s time for Republicans to stop being so polite. They need to fight fire with fire. They need to call out Democrats who are responsible for racial injustice in our inner cities and for the hopeless futures that face the children trapped there,” he urged.

In the first year of Obama’s reign, David Horowitz had written that, “Conservatives can also turn the left’s oppression myth around, and aim its guns at them. In fact, using the romance of the underdog against the left is the best way to neutralize their attack.”

“The way to do it is to recognize that the most powerful forces obstructing opportunity for poor and minority Americans, the most powerful forces oppressing them, are progressives, the Democratic Party, and their political creation—the welfare state.”

After two terms of Obama in which Republicans failed to seize the underdog narrative, it’s still not too late for them to understand this message before another two terms of progressive misery are upon us.

“Democrats present themselves as champions of the powerless, the American underdogs,” David Horowitz pointed out. “How many unemployed did Obama create among African Americans, Latinos, women?”

Thirty-five percent of Detroit’s citizens are on food stamps. Democrats destroy jobs and make people poor. Why wasn’t there a $300 million Republican campaign saying this? Why are Republicans so reluctant to name the victims of Democrat policies, particularly the victims among America’s minority communities and working classes?

That’s why Carly Fiorina naming and shaming the progressive misery among women and minorities in America is so important. Fiorina followed David Horowitz’s guidelines in turning the argument around.

But that’s only the first step.

In Take No Prisoners, David Horowitz laid out many of the ways that Democrats had oppressed the minorities whose welfare they claimed to care about and whose causes they claimed to champion.

He showed how the housing crisis had enriched leftist billionaires at the expense of minority homeowners who were sold homes they couldn’t afford. He laid out how the policies of the left keep minorities poor, how affirmative action holds them back in academic and professional life and how unions steal educational opportunities from their children.

“Progressive remedies,” he wrote, “have condemned millions of poor black and Hispanic children to lives of poverty and hopelessness and damaged the lives of countless others.”

In Take No Prisoners, David Horowitz urged Republicans to embrace moral outrage over these crimes if they want to win. Without moral outrage, these are mere statistics. And statistics bore even the victims of the policies they represent.

The Democrats have gotten this far by using personal narratives to fuel victim outrage. While the Republicans insist on being too sensible to be outraged, Democrats are shameless in exploiting the problems that they caused to stay in power with displays of phony outrage.

Republicans need to go beyond listing numbers. They must mobilize outrage.

“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic,” is the infamous quote attributed to Stalin. Under Obama, a single victim is a tragedy, but nearly a hundred million people out of the job market is only a statistic.

It’s moral outrage that can make it more than that.

The dark horse candidates that have pulled ahead in both parties have done so by mobilizing moral outrage. Any candidate who hopes to win must take David Horowitz’s advice and not only turn the argument around, but also turn the outrage around and point it at the right targets.

Republicans have the most diverse field of presidential candidates in their history. This contrasts sharply with a Democratic field where the closest thing to a minority candidate is an old white Socialist who has less money than the other old white Socialist. But it will do them no good unless they make the argument that they are running because the Democratic Party’s policies hurt women, hurt black people, hurt Latinos and hurt all of America. It will do them no good unless they are outraged about all this.

"The way for Republicans to show they care about minorities is to defend them against their oppressors and exploiters, which in every major inner city in America without exception are Democrats. Democrats run the welfare and public education systems; they have created the policies that ruin the lives of the recipients of their handouts. It’s time that Republicans started to hold Democrats to account; to put them on the defensive and take away the moral high ground, which they now occupy illegitimately," David Horowitz wrote.

Ten years ago, David Horowitz helped change the politics of a woman who had been a leftist all her life by invoking these simple facts in a single forum. Imagine how many minds a Republican candidate could change by taking his “no prisoners” approach and making the case against the left to the entire country.

OT - SOROS: NATIONAL BORDERS ARE THE ENEMY
The radical billionaire denounces his native Hungary for protecting its borders and culture.
November 3, 2015 Matthew Vadum
The preeminent funder of border-busting campaigns in the U.S. and overseas now openly admits his efforts in Europe are aimed at destroying national borders on that continent.

The unusually frank statement from frequent coup kingpin George Soros comes after Hungary's prime minister accused him of helping to orchestrate the ongoing invasion of the landlocked nation and the rest of Europe by illegal aliens. Soros is arguably the biggest mass migration-promoting coyote on the planet. He is also an admitted Nazi collaborator, described by David Horowitz as a "deracinated Jew," who argues that Muslims are treated so badly in the West that they are the new Jews. Soros doesn't care that these migrants and Syrian war refugees are largely Muslim men and that intelligence agencies fear that many of the new arrivals have connections to Islamic terrorism.

Besieged Hungarian premier Viktor Orbán said the ongoing invasion of his country is "driven, on the one hand, by people smugglers, and on the other by those [human rights] activists who support everything that weakens the nation-state.”

“This Western mindset and this activist network is perhaps best represented by George Soros."

"His name is perhaps the strongest example of those who support anything that weakens nation states, they support everything that changes the traditional European lifestyle," Orbán said in a radio interview. "These activists who support immigrants inadvertently become part of this international human-smuggling network."

Left-wing groups are relentlessly attacking the prime minister. Bloomberg News reports that human rights organizations have criticized Orbán "for building a razor-wire fence on the border, tightening asylum laws and boosting his support among voters with anti-immigrant rhetoric."

But Orbán, who leads the conservative nationalist party known as the Fidesz–Hungarian Civic Alliance, shows no signs of backing down in his defense of his homeland. Last month he accused an array of Soros-funded groups of “drawing a living from the immigration crisis.”

Orbán spokesman János Lázár quipped that Soros “keeps bombarding the international public with his earth-shattering plans, quite obviously, in the name of true selflessness which he has manifested in so many ways in the countries where his activities have resulted in sovereign default in the past 30 years.”

Orbán also warned that immigration and multiculturalism are placing Europe’s “Christian roots” in jeopardy while creating “parallel societies." Europeans have to “stick to our Christian values” and “Europe can be saved,” but only if they “take seriously the traditions, the Christian roots and all the values that are the basis of the civilization of Europe.”

Soros replied to Orbán in an email sent to Bloomberg reporters. He claims that a six-point plan promoted by his foundation helps “uphold European values" while Orbán’s actions “undermine those values.”

“His plan treats the protection of national borders as the objective and the refugees as an obstacle,” Soros, a naturalized American, said in the statement. “Our plan treats the protection of refugees as the objective and national borders as the obstacle.”

Of course it was Ronald Reagan who said, "A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation." Soros is proving Reagan right.

Soros blames the European Union, not the barbaric Islamofascist decapitators of Islamic State or those Muslims intent on hijra (i.e. conquest through immigration), for the crisis on the continent. In a preamble to his plan, which is more of an international power grab, Soros claims that EU countries have brought this crisis on themselves:

Each member state has selfishly focused on its own interests, often acting against the interests of others. This precipitated panic among asylum seekers, the general public, and the authorities responsible for law and order. Asylum seekers have been the main victims.

The EU needs a comprehensive plan to respond to the crisis, one that reasserts effective governance over the flows of asylum-seekers so that they take place in a safe, orderly way, and at a pace that reflects Europe’s capacity to absorb them. To be comprehensive, the plan has to extend beyond the borders of Europe. It is less disruptive and much less expensive to maintain potential asylum-seekers in or close to their present location.

This Soros blueprint for the fundamental transformation of Europe, parts of which were previously disclosed, calls for "a European plan [that] must be accompanied by a global response, under the authority of the United Nations and involving its member states." Such a move "would distribute the burden of the Syrian crisis over a larger number of states, while also establishing global standards for dealing with the problems of forced migration more generally."

The EU must create a single EU border agency and harmonize the 28 separate asylum systems now in place in its individual member states. "[S]afe channels" must be established to aid migrants in traveling wherever they want to go. "This is very urgent in order to calm the panic." Whatever operational and financial arrangements come out of this "should be used to establish global standards for the treatment of asylum-seekers and migrants."

The EU must take in "at least a million asylum-seekers annually for the foreseeable future" and ante up €15,000, or US$16,800, for each "asylum-seeker for each of the first two years to help cover housing, health care, and education costs – and to make accepting refugees more appealing to member states."

The Hungarian-born billionaire hedge fund manager even snuck in a way to profit personally from the crisis.

The EU "can raise these funds by issuing long-term bonds using its largely untapped AAA borrowing capacity," Soros says, "which will have the added benefit of providing a justified fiscal stimulus to the European economy."

The EU must place the migrants "where they want to go – and where they are wanted" and must "lead the global effort to provide adequate funding to Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey to support the four million refugees currently living in those countries." Providing for education, training and "other essential needs" would cost at least €5,000 per migrant annually, or €20 billion. The EU must also "create special economic zones with preferred trade status in the region, including in Tunisia and Morocco, to attract investment and generate jobs for both locals and refugees."

The European Union needs to kick in at least €8 billion to €10 billion for frontline countries and the U.S. and the rest of the would make up the difference. This money, Soros says, would be added to the bond offering. The EU must also "mobilize" nongovernmental organizations, churches, and businesses to sponsor the new arrivals.

Soros criticizes Orbán's six-point plan to address the massive migration as too focused on European interests. That plan "subordinates the human rights of asylum-seekers and migrants to the security of borders, threatens to divide and destroy the EU by renouncing the values on which it was built and violating the laws that are supposed to govern it."

The octogenarian Soros, whose demeanor is that of a decrepit James Bond villain on sedatives, is profiled extensively at Discover The Networks.

Soros traffics in revolution and human misery. His devious business deals have brought the financial systems of the United Kingdom and Malaysia to their knees. Soros helped finance the Czech Republic's 1989 "Velvet Revolution." He acknowledged having orchestrated coups in Croatia, Georgia, Slovakia, and Yugoslavia. In the United States, he has financed the violent, politically destabilizing Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter movements.

Crippling his adopted homeland, which already admits a quarter million difficult-to-assimilate foreign Muslims every year, is also a favorite pastime of Soros.

Through his philanthropies Soros has given more than $100 million to U.S.-based groups that support “immigrant rights,” immigration amnesty, and open borders since 1997. The goal is to flood America with reliably Democratic future voters who will support Soros’s extreme left-wing policy agenda.

Soros makes little effort to conceal his contempt for this nation. He openly favors the collapse of the greenback and the decline of America in general. “The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States,” he has said. Soros praises Red China effusively and has said the totalitarian nation—which cuts babies in unauthorized pregnancies from the wombs of their mothers, tortures and kills religious dissenters such as Falun Gong members, and runs over eminent domain resisters with steam-rollers—has “a better-functioning government than the United States.”

Soros also holds Europe in contempt, which is why he is cheerleading the swamping-in-progress of the EU with Muslim immigrants who resent learning the languages of their new homelands and embracing their cultures.

And so far he is winning.

well wouldnt you know it..one of the top news items this morning...those useless pr*cks at AUSTRAC announce it has noticed an increase in funding to islamic countries, like Syria...rather than actually doing anything, they will now proceed to cover up the crime and refuse to talk about it..obviously Pauls article had some impact..but the real enemy is the Aust govt with its pro-islam agenda...

Speaking of Halal...is is true [saw it mentioned on social media & the Halal Choices website] that Mr. Bean [Dastyari] is no longer Chair of the Senate Economics Reference Committe overseeing the 3rd Party Food issue? Apparently Labor Senator Chris Ketter [Strathpine, Qld] is now chair? A change for the better?

Muslims represent a very small minority of 2.7% of Australia's population. So why the need for halal certification?