13 August 2010
Scott Creighton has an excellent post up about a fake radical Islamist group, Revolution Muslim that has gained some notoriety via Fox News and the Daily Show for blatant calls to violence and antisemitism. Seems that five of the founders of this group are Western converts to Islam and at least one of them -- Yousef al-Khattab (born Joseph Cohen) -- was an Israeli settler. And that their web site was getting no hits until Fox took them under its wing. Revolution Muslim looks like a new version of CIA's Project Mockingbird.
In that context, one of Scott's commenters, Revolution, had some useful things to say [I think he is quoting Greg Bacon] about another propaganda outfit, SITE (Search for International Terrorist Entities), and its founder Rita Katz:
Little Rita Meter Maid
Rita’s little SITE project was dying until she linked up with fellow Zionist Jew Jane Harman and helped launch to HR 1955, the thought crime bill that seeks to shut down internet sites such as WUFYS. The thought crime bill passed the House overwhelmingly, and is now being pushed in the Senate by another Zionist Jew: Joe Lieberman.
A SITE report explains why the Internet must be controlled. In this video Rita gives testimony in support of Harman’s Zionist task force. In another video, Harman praises her fellow Jewess Rita. After an obese woman makes remarks, Rita explains that she only wants to protect America’s children from Muslims. A separate short clip has Ms. Rita explaining how she keeps the world safe for hypocrisy.
Rita rents a tiny suite on the second floor of an office building in the Washington DC suburbs, about three miles northwest of the U.S. capitol building. Thus, it’s no problem for Rita to work closely with Jane Harman. They’re two Zionist Jews working to eliminate “anti-Semitism” from the Internet.
Here’s some additional info about Rita and her S.I.T.E. farce…
Between 2003 and 2004 the SITE Institute earned more than $500,000 from the U.S. government.
The 2004 returns show that over $273,000 came directly from taxpayers.
Katz says she received over $150,000 as a paid consultant from the FBI, which must be money granted outside the SITE Institute, since she claims she only gets paid about $40,000 a year from S.I.T.E. in salary.
SITE describes itself as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization “that provides information related to terrorist networks to the government, news media, and general public.”
SITE has several media subscribers, which Rita says pay $2,500 per year for “inside information” about “Islamists.”
In the fine art of Zionist lies, Rita was taught by one Steve Emerson, a self-styled “terrorism expert” who worked for Israel’s Likud party. Arriving from Israel with her husband in 1997, Rita saw an ad that Emerson had placed for someone who spoke Arabic. Rita applied and was hired by Emerson as “research director.” When 9-11 opened up limitless opportunities for professional liars, Rita struck out on her own (June 2002). Emerson made so many gaffes (e.g., his 1995 attempt on CBS to link the Oklahoma City bombing to Muslims) that he was run out of most respectable newsrooms. When the Washington Post shunned him, he branded the paper “pro-Hamas.” When the Miami Herald ignored him, he wrote Miami’s Jewish leaders claiming the paper’s “was nothing short of racist.” Disgraced, he disappeared until 9-11, and then became a chattering head on MSNBC. By then, Rita had set up her own shingle in the cottage industry of Muslim-bashing.
Emerson wrote a book titled Jihad In America, and made it into a “documentary” that appeared on PBS in 1995. It is so full of errors that’s it’s a real knee- slapper — but we’re talking about Rita, so let’s discuss her own knee-slapper…
In May 2003, Ms. Rita published a book tiled Terrorist Hunter: The Extraordinary Story of a Woman Who Went Undercover to Infiltrate the Radical Islamic Groups Operating in America. In it, Ms. Rita takes credit for just about every terrorist investigation post-9/11, plus many other things, including a speech given by Bush in the Rose Garden.
She claims she hid under her burqa while attending lots of meetings between men who sympathized with Osama Bin Laden. Wow! Allow us to correct you, Rita.
First, if you’re a master spy, you need to at least log on to the Internet so you can get your terms correct. Women who are part of Saudi groups don’t wear burqas; they wear abayas. A burqa is usually a blue cloak sewn to a round hat with a lacy patch over the eyes so a women can see. It’s worn in parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. An abaya is usually a black over-robe, like an oversized housecoat. It’s worn in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and some other areas of the gulf. It has a separate headscarf (a hijab or khimar, or in religious households a niqab, which is a handkerchief on strings tied over the nose so that only the eyes show).
Second, among Arabians, a woman is not allowed into any group of men unless the men know her. Arabia is a dictatorship in which no one trusts strangers. The few women who MIGHT be allowed into a meeting by “extremists” are wives and daughters who serve tea.
Third, Arabian women don’t enter the men’s quarters (and thus get the opportunity to listen in on conversations) unless husbands or fathers call them, especially when any male is present from outside the family, and especially when the male visitor is orthodox Wahhabi. Non-relative women can’t enter the men’s quarters for any reason unless they have a male guardian present.
Fourth, people who live in places where women wear coverings can instantly tell who’s under a covering. All humans make idiosyncratic gestures and body motions.
Elsewhere in the book, Rita says she went to Friday prayer at a mosque, but she does not know how to pray. Poor Rita. The Internet is full of articles on how to pray Muslim style. The guidelines are simple and straightforward.
She says she went to a Virginia Mosque and saw women wailing and beating their chests before a speech began. Wow. Muslim women acting like monkeys, making loud noises before a speech began? What planet was that on? I know Rita wants to portray all Muslims as crazed terrorists, but this was over the top even for her.
The “terrorists” fooled the entire FBI, CIA and Armed forces. They ran rings around Americans in the USA. They took down the WTC, and attacked the Pentagon – but they couldn’t outwit Rita. She’s like that Kuwaiti girl who cried into the microphone while testifying to congress about Iraqis tossing babies out of incubators in Kuwait. The Kuwaiti girl turned out to be an aspiring actress, and was the daughter if the Kuwaiti Ambassador. The hospital in question didn’t even have incubators – but hey, “faith-based” anti-terrorism can’t waste time with facts, right? We gotta get dem Muslims.
Rita has a Zionist Jew friend at CBS news named Bob Simon who agreed to promote her to the gullible Goyim. Two days before Rita’s book hit the stores, Rita appeared on a “60 Minutes” installment titled “Terrorist Hunter” (the same title as the book). “60 Minutes” called the book, “A remarkable memoir of an Iraqi woman who escaped from captivity in Baghdad and became America’s leading undercover counter-terrorist expert.” (Broadcast 4 May 2003).
The FBI considers her a joke. Therefore throughout her book, Rita calls the FBI a bunch of bumbling “keystone cops” (her phrase). She complains that the FBI repeatedly ignored her “hot tips.” She writes, “The FBI didn’t possess one-thousandth of my knowledge on the relevant issues.”
The infamous Blackwater mercenaries consider Rita to be an “invaluable resource” in the “war on terror.”
Katz has appeared several on Fox news times as an “expert” on Saudi-connected “terrorists,” but has trouble keeping her stories straight. Also, she speaks Iraqi Arabic, but has no way to decipher the colloquial speech of Arabians. It’s like saying you understand English, and showing up on a street in Liberia expecting to understand every slang word.
WHEN LIARS USE EACH OTHER
Remember that last faked Bin Laden tape with the dyed beard? The one where Bin Laden’s image moves for only 3 1/2 minutes, but stays frozen the rest of the time while his “remarks” continue? Rita intended that little fake job to coincide with the sixth anniversary of 9-11. On 7 Sept 07 at 10:00 am, she called White House counsel Fred F. Fielding and told him she had a new Osama Bin Laden tape. Rita also called Joel Bagnal, deputy assistant to the president for homeland security, and sent both men an e-mail with a link to a place on S.I.T.E. where the tape could be seen. Rita asked them not to release the tape yet (she needed time to set up promotional materials connected with it) but within minutes, government-registered computers began downloading the video from SITE’s server. Records show dozens of downloads over the next three hours from computers with addresses registered to defense and intelligence agencies. By mid-afternoon, the Bush regime released the video (plus a transcript of its audio track) to the media.
Rita thought the latest faked tape would make her famous, but the Bush regime took credit for the tape! Rita was furious. She said the premature release tipped al-Qaeda to a security breach, and destroyed a surveillance operation that was years in the making. Poor Rita.
RITA’S LIES SEND PEOPLE TO PRISON
On that “Sixty Minutes” episode, Rita claimed that Mar-Jac Poultry, a chicken farm in Gainesville Georgia, was sending money to terrorists. The story turned out to be false, and Mar-Jac Poultry filed a lawsuit against Katz, which is still pending.
In 2004 Rita accused a University of Idaho computer scientist named Sami Omar al-Hussayen of giving material support to terrorists. Mr. al-Hussayen was a 35-year-old father of three, and had arrived at the University of Idaho in 1999 to pursue a doctorate in computer science. Al-Hussayen was arrested held in prison for a year and a half. When he was finally brought to trial, the prosecution wanted to use Rita as an “expert witness,” but the judge refused to recognize Rita’s “expertise.” Al-Hussayen was acquitted of all charges.
In December 2005, Rita claimed she found a “jihadist” manual that described how to attack the Alaska pipeline. This caused a mild panic in Alaska, but when Rita was asked to show where this “manual” came from, she couldn’t. She said she doesn’t check the accuracy of every “jihadist” manual she finds.
Dan Smoot at WUFYS adds this bit:
Katz received her degree from the Tel Aviv University, so we know what side of the fence she sits.
She is also aligned with the Investigative Project, a like organization that runs hit pieces on Palestinian supporters. Most recently, they were crying foul on Esam Omeish, President of the Muslim American Society.
According to the Investigative Project, Mr. Omeish also accuses Israel of genocide and massacres against Palestinians and said the "Israeli agenda" controls Congress.
Well, we can't have him running around making "radical" statements like that, can we?
SITE is not as it appears:
SITE is located at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, only 30 minutes away from the world's largest spy agency, the US National Security Agency.
See also here and here.