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Forget Paula Deen. There are far more dangerous bigots and poisonous haters spoiling the American landscape. They cook up violent rhetoric and murderous plots against our troops, our citizens and our allies 24/7. And they have direct access to the White House.

Earlier this week, the indefatigable Investigative Project on Terrorism blew the whistle on the Obama administration’s latest flirtation with Muslim jihad. Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah bragged on his website that he had met with Team Obama on June 13. IPT reported that bin Bayyah was invited by National Security Council official Gayle Smith “to learn from you and we need to be looking for new mechanisms to communicate with you and the Association of Muslim Scholars.”

Someone associated with bin Bayyah deleted his website reference to the meeting, but the Internet is forever. The White House has now ‘fessed up to the confab. According to Fox News, a senior official spun the troubling event as a discussion about “poverty, global health efforts and bin Bayyah’s own efforts to speak out against al-Qaida.”

Bin Bayyah’s moderate Muslim costume shouldn’t fool anyone. This sharia thug, who has worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to boost his progressive-friendly cred, lobbied the United Nations to outlaw all mockery and criticism of Allah. He raised money to benefit the terror group Hamas. He is a top lieutenant of Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf Qaradawi, who exhorts followers to kill every last Jew; sanctioned suicide bombings and the killing of our soldiers; expressed support for executing apostates and stoning gays; and declared that the “U.S. is an enemy of Islam that has already declared war on Islam under the disguise of war on terrorism and provides Israel with unlimited support.”

As jihad watchdogs have reported, the administration has rolled out the red carpet for dozens of Muslim Brotherhood officers, flacks and sympathizers. IPT noted last year: “White House visitor logs show that top U.S. policy-makers are soliciting and receiving advice from people who, at best, view the war on terrorism as an unchecked war on Muslims. These persons’ perspectives and preferred policies handcuff law enforcement and weaken our resolve when it comes to confronting terrorism.”

No kidding. Another Qaradawi cheerleader, Hisham al-Talib, was welcomed last spring at the White House by Obama’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Four days later, White House officials welcomed a foreign delegation of the radical sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt. As I reported previously, al-Talib is an Iraqi-born Muslim identified by the FBI as a Muslim Brotherhood operative and a major contributor to the left-wing Center for Constitutional Rights, the group of jihadi-sympathizing lawyers who helped spring suspected Benghazi terror plotter Abu Sufian bin Qumu from Gitmo.

Al-Talib is also a founding member of the SAAR Foundation and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). FBI and Customs officials believe SAAR/SAFA laundered money for a plethora of violent Muslim terrorist groups, from Hamas and Hezbollah to al-Qaida and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Investigative journalist Patrick Poole reported recently that the Obama DOJ dropped planned prosecutions of IIIT leaders including al-Talib, despite being “targeted and repeatedly named in the 2003 U.S. Customs Service search warrant application by Customs Agent David Kane targeting the SAAR Foundation/SAFA Group terror finance network.”

IIIT was also a demonstrated unindicted co-conspirator in the feds’ Holy Land Foundation terror financing case and supported convicted terror aides Sami al-Arian and Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi. Al-Amoudi was the first president of the Islamic Society of Boston mosque, where Boston bomber jihad brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, used to worship.

We need a zero tolerance policy for jihadist infiltrators and coddlers in Washington. Let’s make the most transparent administration ever live up to the hype. I suggest the White House be required to raise the black flag of Islamic jihad at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue every time President Obama welcomes these treacherous visitors.

Even better: Let’s take a page from Kanye West and project the names of all the Ikhwan-linked goons who are allowed to darken the White House doorstep onto the side of the Old Executive Office Building for all to see — along with their most infamous hate videos and fatwas against Jews, infidels, gays, women and U.S. soldiers. No more play dates with Muslim jihad behind closed doors. Light ‘em up.

Original story at MichelleMalkin.com

Who’s ready for another major shift in the IRS’ official story?  In recent days, Darrell Issa‘s Democratic counterpart on the House Oversight Committee, Elijah Cummings, has been telling anyone who will listen that Congress’ IRS “witch hunt” is over and resolved.  His absurd assertions — from which he’s edged away slightly — smack of desperation, especially considering that new developments continue to arise.  Why, here’s one just now, and it’s a biggie:

“The Internal Revenue Service‘s screening of groups seeking tax-exempt status was broader and lasted longer than has been previously disclosed, the new head of the agency said Monday. In a conference call with reporters, Danny Werfel said that after becoming acting IRS chief last month, he discovered wide-ranging and improper terms on lists screeners were still using to choose groups for careful examinations. He did not specify what terms were on the lists, but said he suspended the use of all such lists immediately. “There was a wide-ranging set of categories and cases that spanned a broad spectrum” on the lists, Werfel said. He added that his aides found those lists contained “inappropriate criteria that was in use.” Werfel’s comments suggest the IRS may have been targeting groups other than tea party and other conservative organizations for tough examinations to see if they qualify. The agency has been under fire since last month for targeting those groups. His comments also indicate that the use of inappropriate terms on such lists lasted longer than has been revealed previously. A report last month by a Treasury Department inspector general said agency officials abolished targeting of conservative groups with those lists in May 2012.”

It seems the Inspector General report missed the boat on the ongoing malfeasance detail.  This is the same report Cummings cites as sufficient oversight, which totally ignores the IG’s questionable timing in releasing its findings.   And just for good measure, Werfel serves up this verdict:

“We have not found evidence of intentional wrongdoing by anyone in the IRS or involvement in these matters by anyone outside the IRS,” he told reporters.”

In other words, no one else (read: within the administration) knew about our continued wrongful actions, which were also totally accidental.  ‘Innocent incompetence’ strikes again.  Let’s face it: Internal investigations often produce whitewashes, which is why you can color Issa very skeptical.  Under the best case scenario, the federal government is so vast and unaccountable that this major agency managed to carry on its high-profile inappropriate behavior in the midst of a massive media firestorm over those very actions.  Most Americans do not buy the IRS’ ineptitude defense, though they’re unlikely to dispute the government’s bloated incompetence.  The likelier explanation for all of this is malicious intent, coupled with ass-covering lies.  We’re not sure how far up the chain this corruption goes, but a plurality of Americans think the White House is responsible.  At the very least, high-ranking officials in Washington directed the targeting program, and members of the administration knew about it well before the 2012 elections.

Bloomberg reports that the just-disclosed “inappropriate terms” that were still being used as of a few weeks ago included “occupy,” “progressive” and “Israel.”  That last one won’t come as a great shock to those who’ve followed this matter closely, but the other two are noteworthy.  Was the IRS also targeting left-leaning groups, and if so, for how long?  Lefty groups have said publicly that they weren’t targeted, an apparent truth that was confirmed by both a former IRS commissioner under oath — as well as the Inspector General’s probe, which stated the following: “The criteria developed by the Determinations Unit gives the appearance that the IRS is not impartial in conducting its mission.”  So what’s going on here?  And how on earth were shady “BOLO” lists still being employed until last month?  I’ll leave you with Eliana Johnson’s WSJ piece taking Cummings to task for his politicized leaking and IRS excuse-making.  Our own Carol Platt Liebau has made similar points about the non-exculpatory transcripts Cummings released, the purpose of which were to provide political cover for his friends at the IRS and the administration.  Considered in a vacuum, the transcripts are interesting.  Given all other relevant evidence, they’re empty.  Parting thought: If it turns out that the IRS targeted some lefty groups (we need to see more evidence on that, plus a timeline), will Elijah Cummings keep pretending this investigation is essentially over?

Original article can be found at http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2013/06/24/report-irs-targeting-was-broader-lasted-longer-than-previously-disclosed-n1626660