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UTT Assesses Detroit Suburbs of Hamtramck & Dearborn as Enemy Strongholds

 

Islamic Center of America – the largest mosque in North America – in Dearborn, Michigan

This past week UTT’s Vice President, Chris Gaubatz, deployed to Dearborn, Warren, Hamtramck, and Sterling Heights, Michigan – suburbs of Detroit – to assess the level of jihadi penetration in these areas.

As an organization, UTT is fully aware – as are many of those who follow our work – that Dearborn has been heavily effected by Muslim immigration and refugee resettlement. It is one thing to read the reports, and quite another to actually witness and observe the result of the creeping sharia and the presence of jihadis in these areas.

On behalf of UTT, Mr. Gaubatz assesses the Dearborn and Hamtramck areas should be considered enemy held territory.

UTT makes this assessment based on several elements:

The Islamic Center of America in Dearborn is reported to be the largest mosque in North America, and the oldest shia mosque in North America. It is tied to the terrorist state of Iran and Hizbollah.

The founder of the Islamic Center of America, Imam Mohamad Jawad Chirri, was an Islamic sharia scholar who wrote extensively about sharia, martyrdom, and related topics. The previous leader of the center was Imam Hassan Qazwini, who has/had close relationships with Iranian Grand Ayatollahs and Hizbollah affiliates (redundant).

Qazwini also served on the board of the American Muslim Council (AMC), founded and led by Al Qaeda financier Abdurahman Alamoudi, currently serving a lengthy prison term in the United States.

Dearborn is also home to the Islamic House of Wisdom, also reported to be one of the largest mosques in the United States. It is led by Imam Mohammed Ali Elahi, who also has close relationships with senior Iranian leaders. Below is a photo of Elahi with former Iranian President Khatami.

The Detroit suburbs of Hamtramck and Dearborn are within Wayne County lines. Wayne County property records reveal several properties/transactions are owned by the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), the bank for the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood which directly funds the terrorist group Hamas.

There are large predominantly muslim sections of these towns with a high level of outwardly visible sharia adherence, to include niqabs and hijabs worn by women, as well separate entrances for women at Islamic Centers.

Muslim men were observed wearing sharia adherent dress and beards.

The Hamtramck City Council is now majority muslim, with all three being sharia advocates.

The Muslim community receives a high level of government assistance, giving Muslims using these programs more time to spend at their local sharia adherent mosques.

The interfaith dialogue movement in the Dearborn area is flourishing, with many leaders in the community standing arm in arm with jihadi leaders. When pastors, priests, and rabbis refuse to speak truthfully about the Islamic threat, and support jihadis, this creates an apathetic atmosphere amongst their flock regarding this issue, and it shows.

In 2015, the keynote speaker for the Ford (Motor Company) Interfaith Network annual event was Hamas leader Dawud Walid of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). This was Walid’s third year speaking at this event. CAIR is Hamas.

“One Message, One God”

Notice the “Jesus and Jihad” in the lower left corner of the photo

Leadership in the Dearborn area, from City Council, law enforcement, faith leaders, and community leaders are either supporting the growth of sharia adherence in Dearborn and the surrounding areas, or they are silent – and therefore complicit – on this issue.

UTT expects to publish a more detailed report on Dearborn and the surrounding areas in the near future.

While UTT travels the country, we assess different areas to determine strategies we share with legislators, law enforcement, and state leadership for dismantling the jihadi network. UTT has put Dearborn and Hamtramck in the same category as Minneapolis, MN (see article HERE); enemy held territory.

It will take a major education campaign, and aggressive action by state and county officials within these areas to win them back from the Islamic movement.

You Created US!

To all the new hard left Democrats.

A lot of you are not graciously accepting the fact that your candidate lost. In fact you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those who voted for Trump.

Some of you are apparently “triggered” because you are posting how “sick” you feel about the results.

How did this happen you ask?

You created “us” when you attacked our freedom of speech.
You created “us” when you attacked our right to bear arms.
You created “us” when you attacked our Christian beliefs.
You created “us” when you constantly referred to us as racists.

You created “us” when you constantly called us xenophobic.
You created “us” when you told us to get on board or get out of the way.

You created “us” when you forced us to buy health care and then financially penalized us for not participating.

You created “us” when you lied and said we could keep our insurance plans and our doctors.

You created “us” when you allowed our jobs to continue to leave our country.

You created “us” when you attacked our flag.
You created “us” when you took God out of our schools.
You created “us” when you confused women’s rights with feminism.

You created “us” when you began to immasculate men.
You created “us” when you decided to make our children soft.

You created “us” when you decided to vote for progressive ideals.

You created “us” when you attacked our way of life.
You created “us” when you decided to let our government get out of control.

“You” created “us” the silent majority.

You created “us” when you began murdering innocent law enforcement officers.

You created us when politicians assimilate for Muslim refugees as American born politicians are wearing hijabs, what a disgrace to women.

You created “us” when you took a knee, or stayed seated or didn’t remove your hat during our National Anthem.

And we became fed up and we pushed back and spoke up.
And we did it with ballots, not bullets.
With ballots, not riots.
With ballots, not looting.
With ballots, not blocking traffic.
With ballots, not fires, except the one you started inside of “us”.
“YOU” created “US”.

If you don’t like”us” Leave the U.S!

*Authur Unknown*

Jihadis All Want One Thing – Sharia Imposed on the World

By: John Guandolo

Unanimously, all of the violent jihadi groups (Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, Boko Haram, Abu Sayef, Al Shabaab, Hamas, Hizbollah…), the suit-wearing jihadis of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the 57 Islamic members of the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) – the heads of state of all 56 Islamic nations plus the Palestinian territories – clearly state they seek to impose sharia (Islamic Law) on the earth.

Jihadis – “terrorists” if you prefer – arrested or killed in Europe and North America all state they do what they do for the sake of Islam’s god “Allah.”

Jihadis (sharia adherent muslims) state they are muslims waging jihad in the cause of Allah to establish an Islamic State (caliphate) under sharia (Islamic Law).

All Islamic sources – from the gold standard of Islamic jurisprudence in the world (Al Azhar in Cairo, Egypt) to Islamic elementary and junior high schools – define Islam as a “complete way of life governed by sharia.”

According to the most widely used text book in Islamic junior high schools in the United States (What Islam is All About):  “Islam is not a religion, however, but a complete way of life” (p2); “The Shari’ah is the ideal path for us to follow” (p354); “The basis of the legal and political system is the Shari’ah of Allah” (p381); “If anyone dies in a Jihad they automatically will go to Paradise” (p164); “The duty of Muslim citizens is to be loyal to the Islamic State” (p382).

There are two sources of sharia:  the Koran and the Sunnah (the example of Islam’s prophet Mohammad).

A “muslim” is one who submits to Islam.  To submit to Islam is to submit to Allah’s law – sharia.

The Koran

According to Islam, the Koran is the “uncreated word of Allah.”

The contents of the Koran were revealed to Islam’s prophet Mohammad between the years 610 A.D. and 632 A.D. in the Arabian peninsula (modern day Saudi Arabia) through an angel.  The Koran has 114 chapters or suras.

The Koran states (2:106, 16:101) that whatever was revealed to Mohammad chronologically last legally overrules anything that came before it.  This is the Koranic concept of “abrogation.”  Islamic scholars have published lists of the 114 Koranic chapters in chronological order.

Allah revealed his message to Mohammad progressively over time.  In Mohammad’s first 13 years in Mecca, he converted less than 200 people, and there is no mention of jihad.  Then Mohammad made the hijra (migration/flight) to Medina.  It should be noted this is when the Islamic calendar begins.  It is also when Mohammad arrives in Medina the first revelations of jihad come.

In Medina, Mohammad became a political and military leader and raised an army of converts to Islam.  Sharia comes from the Koranic verses revealed to Mohammad in Medina.

Chapter 9 is the last chapter in the Koran (chronologically) to discuss jihad and, therefore, legally controls all others.

For pagans the Koran 9:5  states:  “Fight and slay the unbeliever wherever you find them, capture and besiege them,  and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush (strategem of war).”

According to sharia, Pagans must convert to Islam or be killed.

Koran 9:29 states:  “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”

“People of the Book” (Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians) must be invited to Islam, and if they refuse they must be asked to submit to sharia, pay the non-muslim poll tax (jizya) or be killed.

Tafsir

Every verse in the Koran has been legally defined in a book called the Tafsir.  The most authoritative Tafsir scholar in Islam is a man named Ibn Kathir.

Tafsir ibn Kathir defines Koran verse 9:5 as follows:  “This is the Ayah (verse) of the sword…’and capture them’ (legally means) executing some and keeping some as prisoners…’and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush’ (legally means) do not wait until you find them.  Rather, seek and besiege them in their areas and forts, gather intelligence about them in the various roads and fairways so that what is made wide looks ever smaller to them.  This way, they will have no choice, but to die or embrace Islam.”  (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Vol 4, pages 375-376)

Many Islamic Centers/mosques across the United States host weekly Tafsir classes.

The Sunnah

The Koran states Mohammad is an “exhaulted standard of character” (68:4) and a “beautiful pattern of conduct” (33:21) for muslims to follow for all times.  If Mohammad did it or said it, it is an example for all Muslims to follow for all time.

His words and deeds are recorded in the authoritative biographies (Sira) and the collection of the Hadith (reports) or stories about him. In Islam, the most authoritative hadith are by a man named Bukhari.

The Prophet said, “The hour of judgment will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them. It will not come until the Jew hides behind rocks and trees. It will not come until the rocks or the trees say, ‘O Muslim! O servant of God! There is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him.”  Bukhari 2926: Book 56, Hadith 139

“Allah’s Messenger said: ‘I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform that, then they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah.’”  Bukhari 25: Book 2, Hadith 18

Mohammad participated in beheading 600-900 Jews after the Battle of the Trench, tortured, approved the killing of people who mocked him, married a six year old girl and consummated the marriage when she was 9, and waged war against all who would not submit to Allah’s law.

100% of sharia mandates jihad until the world is under Islamic rule and 100% of sharia only defines “Jihad” as “warfare against non-muslims.”

The stated purpose of Islam is not to convert or kill everyone, but to submit the earth to Allah’s law – sharia.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s (MB) published by-laws and all of their doctrine make clear the MB was created to “establish Allah’s law in the land.”

The largest terrorism financing trial ever successfully prosecuted in American history – US v Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), Dallas 2008 – identifies the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) as being a part of the MB’s Islamic Movement in North America whose stated objective is to wage “Civilization Jihad” to establish and Islamic State under sharia.

In other words, the Muslim Brotherhood – ie the most prominent Islamic organizations in the United States – has the same objective as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

Interestingly, ISNA, ICNA, and CAIR, are also the organizations leading/driving all “Interfaith Outreach” in the United States.

Sharia kills.  Stop the Muslim Mafia.

https://www.understandingthethreat.com/jihadis-want-one-thing/

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Las Vegas and the Eerie Silence

By: John Guandolo

It has been over two and a half weeks since the “deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history” and it is strangely quiet in Las Vegas.

UTT’s John Guandolo and Chris Gaubatz were in Las Vegas for two days this week speaking at a terrorism conference.  We met with a local leaders, spoke to law enforcement with insight into the investigation, and walked through the Mandalay Bay, the location from which the attack took place.

Several red flags continue to call attention to an investigation that is intent on looking everywhere but at the heart of the matter for answers.

The media has all but forgotten the event even took place.

And still, not a peep from any Islamic leader.

The best analysis of the attack based on facts and evidence currently available is that this attack was an Islamic State operation.  There is little or no information which even begins to contravene this assessment.

There is also the curious behavior of Australian Brian Hodge, who claimed on twitter he was in the room “next to Paddock” in 32134 at the Mandalay Bay.  Yet, evidence reveals Paddock was firing from rooms 32135 AND 32134.  Hodge also told Australian media outlets he was on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay when the attack was in progress, and then fled to bushes near the hotel where he remained for 3 1/2 hours.

The story he told the media is strange and inconsistent with the facts.  See/hear his interviews here and here.

Yet, as of the publication of this article, Brian Hodge has not been interviewed by the FBI or the Las Vegas Sheriff’s Office.

While there are many wild theories floating on the internet about this attack, it is not hard to imagine why citizens would conjure up such theories.  The lead investigative agency, the FBI, declared the event “not terrorism” immediately after the event, and have demonstrated no understanding of recent attacks – certainly not in the last eight years.

Prior to Omar Mateen killing 49 and wounding nearly 60 others in Orlando, Florida, he was interviewed several times by the FBI as the subject of an investigation.  The week prior to his attack, Mateen cleared all of his debt in accordance with Islamic Law (sharia).  A shahid is forgiven all wrong-doing, except debt.

How many Counter-Terrorism agents in the FBI know this?  The answer is a number approximating zero.

Investigators have dismissed Islam or the Islamic State as a possible avenue to pursue in the Las Vegas attack, despite the fact that the Islamic State claimed the attack as their operation through their official channels.

By failing to include Islam and jihad as the root of the attack, investigators cannot look at the likely cause and the doctrine driving the jihadi Movement – sharia.  Paddock sent $100k to the Philippines.  Did it go to pay off debt?  You can be assured no one is looking at this one simple action in the proper investigative light.

Its not possible to get the answers you need when you shut the door on the most likely motive for this attack.

https://www.understandingthethreat.com/utt-throwback-thursday-las-vegas/

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Anti-gunners Don’t Skip A Beat, Keep Pushing For Restrictions

By: Dave Workman

While the headlines are blaring about Hillary Clinton’s campaign footing the bill for the infamous “Trump Dossier,” anti-gunners haven’t allowed themselves to be distracted in their push to exploit the Las Vegas mass shooting to push an agenda that would not have prevented the tragedy.

Clinton and the Democratic National Committee just might be in big trouble, depending upon where the story goes, but none of that seems to have registered with anti-gunners bent on eroding the rights of law-abiding citizens.

Clinton campaigned on gun control (and lost) and Democrats have it as part of their party platform.

In an email blast, anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety” is angry that Congress has “done nothing since Las Vegas to enact common sense gun laws.”

And what strategies is this organization pushing?

They want Congress to reject the proposed Hearing Protection Act, which would ease access to suppressors (“silencers”) that are so rarely used in crime that nobody apparently keeps a statistic.

They want to defeat the proposed Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act that would require states to honor the concealed carry permits and licenses issued by all other states.

Of course, Everytown also wants recipients of its email to kick in some money. This time around, they are asking for $9 “or whatever you can” afford to send. And they also disingenuously remind recipients about “gun violence that kills 93 people every day” without acknowledging that at least two-thirds of those fatalities are suicides. Using the inflated figure that combines homicides, suicides and accidents creates the impression that a bloody epidemic of violence is under way.

If anti-gunners want to talk about crime, then it might be instructive to discuss the failure of strict gun control laws like the “universal background check” statute in Washington State. A high-profile shootout between an undercover cop and a pair of would-be illegal gun sellers last week is getting lots of attention in the Seattle media.

According to the Seattle Times, the two suspects allegedly were willing to sell a handgun stolen from the home of a police officer in a parking lot exchange in the city of Kent, south of Seattle. There are no background checks when guns are stolen, even from a police officer’s home, and there would have been no check in this illicit sale, either.

One of the suspects was shot and the other one was struck by a car as he tried to run from the scene on foot, according to the newspaper. It comes as no surprise to gun rights activists that the suspects had criminal histories which would have prevented them from legally possessing a firearm.

As for the Las Vegas killer, he passed background checks while acquiring the guns over an extended period. He had no criminal background that might have raised questions during any transaction.

Anti-gun Media Bias After Las Vegas Exposed

By: Dave Workman

Following the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, the dominant media seemed to go full tilt toward the left with an anti-gun bias, according to a report from the Media Research Center on Newsbusters.

According to Newsbusters, the “Big Three” networks “wasted little time in exploiting the tragedy to advance their anti-gun rights agenda” with an almost 5-to-1 reporting ratio that left stories stressing gun rights at a distinct exposure disadvantage.

The report accused NBC of being “the most stridently anti-gun rights network.” NBC reports supporting gun control efforts outpaced stories supporting gun rights by a 10-to-1 ratio, Newsbusters reported this week. Coming in at second place was CBS, with a 4-to-1 anti-gun ratio.

“Separate from the overall arguments on gun rights, the networks also devoted 28 minutes and 30 seconds to regulation of bump stocks (devices that allow semi-automatic guns to perform like fully-automatic guns) that would essentially put them in line with already existing laws about fully-automatic weapons. With the NRA and many Republican lawmakers signaling they would be open to looking at regulation of bump stocks, the thrust of the coverage favored some sort of restrictions. However 1 minute and 45 seconds was spent on those who opposed any new regulations, even those on bump stocks.”—Newsbusters

The report came almost simultaneous to an editorial in the Weekly Standard that essentially threw down the gauntlet, challenging gun prohibitionists to have a serious discussion about guns, and in the process drop all pretenses about being only interested in new regulations. The Weekly Standard declared, “What makes the debate so stale, rather, is the disingenuousness of those who claim to want ‘sensible’ and ‘reasonable’ gun regulations but who in fact want an outright ban.” So far, none of the major gun control organizations has taken up the challenge.

Instead, the well-financed Everytown for Gun Safety was out with an email early Wednesday morning that declared the group has “Hosted over 65 vigils to honor those affected during the Las Vegas shooting,” and “Held over 200 events, including public education events and visits to members of Congress across the country.” The Michael Bloomberg-backed anti-gun rights organization has also “Driven 30,000 messages to Congress, demanding them to (reject the NRA’s) dangerous policies.”

The imbalance in reporting should be no surprise to veteran Second Amendment activists. They have long complained about media bias against their gun rights that, in their view, only gave cursory attention to their side of the story.

But the Weekly Standard challenge included a slap at the gun prohibition lobby’s deliberate avoidance of any discussion about the failure of its gun control agenda.

“The case for increased gun regulation isn’t helped, either, by the fact that what laws have been passed and rigorously enforced all over the nation have had little or no measurable result. A comprehensive study published in 2013 by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council could find no clear correlation between the implementation of gun-control laws and reductions in gun-related violence.”—Weekly Standard

The controversy over guns is not going to disappear, and so long as one side of the argument seems dishonest while the other side at times seems reclusive, those who practice the alleged bias will continue getting away with it.

Will Democratic Extremism Cost the Party in Virginia and beyond?

by: Kristen Day

The current gubernatorial race in Virginia pits Democrat Ralph Northam against Ed Gillespie. While Hillary Clinton won the state, the race is a close one. Northam is now running ads to highlight his strong support for abortion. The pro-life vote can swing a seat 5 percentage points. As the Democratic Party has embraced an abortion extremist position, voters are turning away from voting for ANY democrat – whether they be pro-life or pro-choice.

Since 2010, the Democratic Party has lost over 1,000 legislative seats, including 33 state legislative chambers giving Republicans control of 67 out of 98 state legislative chambers. One would think Democrats have nowhere to go but up, yet the Party continues to be unsuccessful.

After losing 5 straight special elections, a gift was handed to Democrats when Republican Congressman Tim Murphy resigned over allegations he encourages his a married woman he had an affair with to have an abortion. A traditional blue state, Democrats have an opportunity to turn the tide in the 18th Congressional District. Five Democrats have entered the race, including pro-life democrat Gina Cerilli, who is the best bet to win. If smart, the Democrats will get behind this former Miss Pennsylvania, lawyer and current Westmoreland County commissioner.

Pennsylvania is an important state for Democrats and a victory would send a strong message going into 2018. The Murphy seat, as well as the race for Erie County Executive, will be an indicator for 2018. Former Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper currently holds the seat. A pro-life Democrat in a blue region, it should be an easy re-election but the Republican is giving a real challenge in the 2017 race.

A bigger issue is the U.S. Senate where Democrats are defending 25 seats. The Roll Call race ratings indicate 38 solid or continuing Democratic seats versus 49 safe or Republican seats. Republicans only need to win or keep 2 seats to maintain control. The Democratic lift is much more challenging. In pro-life states like Indiana, West Virginia, Missouri, North Dakota and Ohio. Pennsylvania and Michigan could also come into play.

UTT Assesses Las Vegas Attack As A Jihadi Operation

by: John Guandolo

There has been a lot of speculation in both mainstream media and social media about Sunday night’s tragedy in Las Vegas, where, according to the latest from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, 516 people were injured and 59 people were murdered by Stephen Paddock.

Before any real information about the shooter was put out via U.S. media outlets, UTT published a tweet at 6:34 AM CST on Monday assessing the Las Vegas attack was likely a jihadi operation.  So far as UTT has been able to ascertain, we were the first organization in America to reach this conclusion.

The following were the basis for that assessment:

  1. The Islamic State has previously called for attacks on the U.S. homeland and has specifically mentioned Las Vegas, Nevada as a target.
  2. The Islamic State issued a statement last week through one of it’s information outlets Nasher News calling for muslims to avoid places in America (and elsewhere) where “Crusaders” gather and have mentioned major events as good targets.
  3. In recent days, jihadis have launched attacks in Europe.
  4. The target of the attack.
  5. The method and execution of the attack.

While investigation reveals Paddock was a politically left-wing individual with possible Marxist ties to Antifa and other groups, the evidence points to jihad.

Since UTT first published it’s initial assessment, the Islamic State claimed the Las Vegas attack was conducted by one of their “soldiers.”  It should be noted, this is a very strong data point in understanding the events in Las Vegas.

The Islamic State has never claimed responsibility for an attack that was not carried out by a jihadi.

Later in the day Monday, the Islamic State issued a second public message calling Stephen Paddock a “soldier of the caliphate” and a “martyr” and stating he converted to Islam in the last few months.

The Islamic State further gave Paddock the Arabic name of Abu Abed al Bir Al-Amriki.

The fact the FBI found “no evidence” of links between Paddock and “terrorist organizations” is, in fact, evidence he is likely linked to such organizations.

The FBI has been wrong on every single attack of this nature over the last 8 years.

The FBI had investigations on and interviewed nearly all of the jihadis who ended up killing Americans in the attacks in Little Rock, San Bernadino, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Boston, and others.

The government called the massacre at Fort Hood, Texas and the beheading of a woman in Oklahoma as “workplace violence.”

The government continues to catastrophically fail in their basic duties to (1) know the enemy and (2) protect the public.

UTT reminds the public that on numerous occasions we have identified threats inside communities that later produced jihadis who initiated attacks inside the United States.  Once such case involves the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix (ICCP), which UTT included in several presentations given to law enforcement in Arizona beginning in September 2014.  UTT briefed law enforcement and local leaders that the center and its leaders are a danger to the community.

On May 3, 2015, two muslim jihadis from the ICCP went to Garland, Texas to kill people at the Draw Mohammad contest.  Fortunately, the jihadis were killed by police before they could harm innocent non-muslims.

While UTT makes this assessment based on the facts at hand, we will be monitoring the ongoing investigation, as well as the response by law enforcement (federal and local), state and national leadership, as well as the Islamic State.  We will continue to provide the information and our assessment of the situation to American citizens.

Clinton, Democrats Move Quickly to Exploit Las Vegas Tragedy

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Hillary Clinton is already trying to exploit the Las Vegas tragedy to build opposition to the proposed Hearing Protection Act.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and fellow Democrats wasted no time exploiting the worst mass shooting in U.S. history in Las Vegas Sunday night that so far has claimed 58 lives and resulted in more than 500 people injured.

Clinton sent a tweet attacking the proposed Hearing Protection Act, which would remove onerous paperwork from the process to own a sound suppressor, also known as a “silencer.”

Here’s what Clinton had to say on Twitter, according to Fox News:

“The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get. Our grief isn’t enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.”

Anti-gun Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy railed in a statement: “This must stop. It is positively infuriating that my colleagues in Congress are so afraid of the gun industry that they pretend there aren’t public policy responses to this epidemic. There are, and the thoughts and prayers of politicians are cruelly hollow if they are paired with continued legislative indifference. It’s time for Congress to get off its ass and do something.”

Likewise, Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey both chimed in on Twitter, and Markey got some heat for his remarks.

The investigation is still in the early stages. Authorities recovered several firearms from the room at the Mandalay Bay hotel from which alleged killer Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire and rained down a hail of bullets on thousands of people gathered for an outdoor country music concert. When lawmen burst into the room, they found Paddock dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The presumed killer’s motive remains a mystery at this point, although there appears to be plenty of conjecture showing up on social media.

However, Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, noted in a message to The GunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, “If the gun grabbers want to control something, they should control themselves and their mouths. This tragedy was unpreventable.”

He may be correct, since it appears the alleged killer did not have any kind of criminal record that would have prevented him from owning or purchasing firearms.

That evidently is the same assessment from Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, who told reportersMonday, “This individual was described as a lone wolf, I don’t know how it could have been prevented. We didn’t have any prior knowledge to this individual. It wasn’t evident that he had any weapons in his room. We have determined that there has been employees going to and fro to his room and nothing nefarious was noticed at this point.”

This is just the beginning of the investigation, and the effort to capitalize on the Nevada tragedy.

Las Vegas Massacre: Probably couldn’t be prevented, says Sheriff

By Dave Workman – October 2, 2017

As anti-gunners rush to exploit the massacre in Las Vegas, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters during a press briefing that he didn’t know “how it could have been prevented,” a remark in a story published by CBS News.

He had company in that opinion in the form of national gun rights advocate Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation. Only hours before the mass shooting that left 58 dead so far and more than 500 injured, Gottlieb had wrapped up the 32nd annual Gun Rights Policy Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Lombardo’s remarks were published by the CBS affiliate in Philadelphia.

“This individual was described as a lone wolf,” the sheriff said. “I don’t know how it could have been prevented. We didn’t have any prior knowledge to this individual. It wasn’t evident that he had any weapons in his room. We have determined that there has been employees going to and fro to his room and nothing nefarious was noticed at this point.”

The alleged killer, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, apparently did not have any criminal record. He owned several guns and with a clean record, he could have passed a background check.

The shooting has brought out the worst from anti-gunners. Fox News reported that a CBS attorney was fired after posting a message on Facebook that said she was not sympathetic for the victims “bc (sic) country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”

Mark Kelly, husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords reportedly has called for more gun control and complained that Congress has done nothing due to the “polarization of our politics.” It was not clear whether he was alluding to the polarization practiced by the gun prohibition lobby, or just the conflict between conservatives and liberals.

Sheriff Lombardo has been very cooperative with the press, holding regular briefings and updates.

The suspected killer does not fit the typical profile of a mass shooter. It has been reported that he has been gambling heavily over the past few months.

Fox News reported that he had at least 30 firearms. Authorities recovered at least ten guns in the hotel room at Mandalay Bay where Paddock apparently killed himself.

Reporters have interviewed Paddock’s brother, who said the dead man had not expressed political views and there is no apparent motive for the massive attack.