Thursday, September 18, 2014

BRAVEHEARTS BROKEN IN SCOTTISH VOTE? Substantial wins pile up for the No campaign - as a sombre-looking Salmond is spotted boarding a private plane

Scotland is on course to shatter Alex Salmond's dream of Scottish independence, as major target areas - including his own Aberdeenshire backyard - voted No. With 23 of 32 councils declared, the No campaign is building a lead on 54 per cent of the vote, as councils including Aberdeen, Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Western Islands, East Dunbartanshire, East Renfrewshire, East Lothian, Falkirk, Orkney Islands, Renfrewshire, Shetland and Sterling all rejected separation. With only Dundee, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire backing independence so far, Mr Salmond flew by private jet from Aberdeen to Edinburgh amid speculation a comprehensive defeat will force him to resign. In a bombshell first result, Clackmannanshire - rated by Credit Suisse as the most likely to vote Yes - dramatically rejected independence by 54 per cent to 46 per cent. Turnout has topped 88 per cent in pro-Union areas, but in the key working-class areas where Yes needed big wins, turnout dropped to the mid-70s. David Cameron will seek to exploit the result with an early morning television address today, holding out the prospect of Scottish MPs being excluded from voting on English affairs. As a Yes campaign rally in George Square in Glasgow fizzled out, officials in the city launched an investigation into 10 cases of suspected electoral fraud at polling stations.
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Humza Yousaf MSP: The Islamist-Linked ‘Radical’ Behind Salmond and Scottish Independence


By Raheem Kassam and Andre Walker

As Scotland votes on independence, in a campaign led by Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and a coterie of advisors, few can claim more influence than Member of the Scottish Parliament Humza Yousaf.
Yousaf was recently described by the BBC's Andrew Neil as “the power behind Alex Salmond”. But how much do we know about the 29-year-old chalked up to be an independent Scotland’s Foreign Secretary and perhaps even Prime Minister.
We know he studied politics in his hometown of Glasgow, and according to the Guardian he became involved in politics just after 9/11. He was firmly opposed to the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and was prolific in the Stop The War movement, helping to organise coaches from Glasgow Central Mosque to the two million strong rally against the war in Iraq.
But Yousaf was willing to go further than his contemporaries to get what he wanted. The Guardian reports he joined a human blockade of the Charing Cross exit of the M8 motorway. In 2012 he described his experiences: "We had our two hours, freezing our arses off. And that was it: I was hooked."
Initially he was attracted to the Scottish National Party’s opposition to the War on Terror, but he also became interested in its socialist views. Like many in the party he sees leaving the United Kingdom as a good way to push a much more left-wing agenda in Scotland.
English voters are far more conservative than the Scottish and are perceived to be holding them back from creating a Scandinavian-style socialist state. He once said that: “You have to keep being radical with your ideas”. His age, looks and charisma have undoubtedly made it easier to entice the Scottish into his "radical" agenda.
Prior to his election to the Scottish Parliament in 2011, Yousaf had been a media spokesman for Islamic Relief, a charity that has been accused on a number of occasions of being a front group for radical Islamism. Yousaf was a volunteer for Islamic Relief since the age of 10.
Yousaf was also heavily involved in a community radio station for over a decade and helped organise food parcels for asylum seekers.
After just one year in the Scottish Parliament, he was appointed Minister for External Affairs and International Development, equivalent to Foreign Secretary. This senior role is bound to make him a genuine contender for Prime Minister once Alex Salmond steps out of the way. This would make him the first Muslim head of government in Europe since the Crusades.
But his rise to the top has not been without its hiccups. In 2005, whilst working for Scotland’s first Muslim MSP, he was rejected as a candidate. The selection process was reported on by the Scottish Herald because of allegations of vote rigging and the signing up of fake voters. In the end the allegations were thrown out, but the debacle delayed Yousaf’s entry into parliament by one full term.
He was also embroiled in a financial scandal after his cousin Osama Saeed – a former Muslim Brotherhood spokesman - was awarded £400,000 for a Muslim festival entitled “IslamExpo”. In the end no festival took place and the staff working on the project were reported to have mainly been members of his own family. In the end Saeed repaid £128,000 of the money that was awarded to him. As a director of the foundation the debacle undoubtedly caused Yousef public embarrassment but he did stick by his cousin.
Furthermore, the Scottish Herald reported on what became known as a "lunchgate" scandal, where Saeed and Yousaf collaborated to fundraise on the back of cash for access. It said at the time:
"...an amateur recording of the night obtained by the Sunday Herald reveals a tawdry hustling for cash as Salmond and Sturgeon laughed and clapped just a few feet away. At one point, Salmond was seen handling a cheque for £500.
"The tape will add to the criticism that the pair offered access to parliament and ministerial time in return for a large donation to SNP funds.
"The auctioneer was Humza Yousaf, who works for both Salmond and Sturgeon at Holyrood.
"Yousaf’s patter was wasn’t subtle. The link between cash, parliament and the ministers’ time was explicit."
It is unclear what Saeed’s group, the Scottish Islamic Foundation, is doing now but in the past it has been accused of having extremist links. When they met with the British government they took Mohammed Sawalha – the subject of a BBC Panorama expose into Islamist terrorist group Hamas – with them.
The BBC alleged: “From London, Sawalha is said to have master minded much of Hamas’ political and military strategy. Wanted by Israel, he fled to London in 1990… In London, Sawalha is alleged to have directed funds, both for Hamas’ armed wing, and for spreading its missionary dawah.
“Then, in January 1993, an operation Sawalha was involved in went badly wrong. Hamas would be forced to reorganise its funding arrangements. A senior Hamas man from America flew into London for instructions from Sawalha. Sawalha’s visitor was en route to the Palestinian territories.
“The two men travelled to Sawalha’s home. His visitor’s name was Mohammed Salah. Salah’s mission was to distribute funds. Sawalha told him who to meet in the Palestinian territories…. With Sawalha’s agreement Salah began distributing about a quarter of a million dollars to local Hamas operatives. “
“Some was ear marked for military activities. Some for missionary dawah. More money was in the pipe line from his bank in Chicago. But the Israeli’s had been tracking him. Stopped at a check point as he left Gaza, Salah was arrested.”
Somehow, Yousaf is now a respected figure in Scottish politics and is believed to have put much of his past behind him. If his plans come to fruition he will become one of the most powerful men in Europe, imbued with a firm belief that things have to change.
Yousaf is happily married to Gail Lythgoe, a red-headed Muslim convert. He recently called for Scotland to take in Palestinian refugees, and urged a full arms embargo of the State of Israel.
The YesScotland campaign and Scottish National Party refused multiple requests for further information and comment from Breitbart London journalists.

Memo to the BBC: The 'Far Right' Did Not Decapitate David Haines or Rape 1400 Girls in Rotherham

By James Delingpole

Here is the news: in Australia, a plot by Islamic State sympathisers to capture random members of the public and chop their heads off has been foiled by security services; in Syria, two Americans and a British hostage have been beheaded by an Islamist nicknamed Jihadi John - and another innocent Briton (a taxi driver captured while working for an aid convoy) has been told he is next on the list; across Britain, in the aftermath of the Rotherham enquiry, more and more evidence is emerging that in towns and cities all over the country mostly underage white girls have been systematically groomed, raped and trafficked by organised Muslim gangs, with the complicity of local government authorities, charity workers, police officers and the broader Muslim community. Luckily, thanks to the BBC, we know what the real problem is here. It is, of course, our old friends, "Islamophobia" and "the spectre of a far right" backlash.
Both of these alleged threats featured prominently on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning, including an interview with a former, self-confessed "far right" thug who revealed - presumably to no listener's especial surprise - that the organisation to which he had belonged was racist, prone to violence, and likely to react strongly to issues like the Rotherham rape gangs.
Today also ran an interview with Tell Mama - the one-man activist organisation run by Fiyaz Mughal which has long since been exposed for its exaggerations and its threadbare methodology in cooking up an alleged spate of "anti-Muslim" hate crimes.
When, for example, last year Tell Mama reported that there had been 212 anti-Muslim incidents, it turned out that 57 per cent of these comprised disobliging comments on Twitter or Facebook, many of them emanating from outside Britain.
And the BBC Today show rounded off with a Muslim spokeswoman who was given space to assure listeners that mosques around Britain were already doing a great deal to combat extremism but hadn't been given credit for it.
Phew. So that's all right then.
Except, of course, it's really not all right.
Perhaps it wouldn't matter so much if this BBC feature were a rare aberration. But it's not. It's long-term house policy. Barely were the bodies of the 52 victims of the 7/7 London bus and tube suicide bombings cold than the BBC's reporters were out pounding the streets looking for evidence of the real issue of concern - not Islamist extremism and its numerous fellow-travellers, of course, but yes, for the spectre of Islamophobia and an anti-Muslim backlash by "the far right." It responded in the same way after the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby - complete, of course, with an interview about the "cycle of violence against Muslims" and the "underlying Islamophobia in our society" by our friend Fiyaz Mughal of Tell Mama.
It's not just the BBC which plays this game. Earlier this week Sky News afforded a similar indulgence to convicted terrorist Shahid Butt, allowing him to justify the atrocities being committed by Islamic State by blaming them on the alleged culture of violence created by video games.
The left wing Daily Mirror meanwhile decided to hail the northern Muslim stronghold of Bradford the "second-most peaceful of Britain's top ten cities" - in contradiction of a survey which suggested quite the opposite.
But the BBC is the worst. For as long as I can remember, it has been talking up the "Far Right" threat, not just in its news bulletins but even in its dramas with neo-Nazis and their ilk often being invoked as the sinister bad guys in thriller series from The Professionals to Bonekickers and Spooks.
If the "Far Right" really is the pre-eminent menace in Britain today, though, it has a funny way of showing it. How many schoolgirls has it raped, recently? How many people has it killed or maimed? How many bombs has it exploded?
The grand total for all the above, I believe, is as near as makes no difference to zero.
Now this isn't to say that the boot-boys who join these fascistic organisations are the loveliest of people nor that they don't hold racist views. But it seems to me that if we are to use our limited resources to address the most pressing problems of our time, we ought to bend our attentions to those dangers which are most clear and present rather than to politically correct chimeras like "Islamophobia" and the "spectre of the Far Right". (The clue for the latter is in the name: a spectre is, by nature, ghostly, insubstantial).
Otherwise what will happen is what is already happening now: you get the police turning a blind eye to antisocial behaviour by the Muslim "community", the better to concentrate on arresting louts from the English Defence League or dads (both white and Sikh) who have had the temerity to try to take action against the gangs which have been raping their daughters. And you get a media culture which fails in its duty to expose, without fear or favour, corruption and wrongdoing wherever they are found.
As we have reported before, those 1400 victims of the Rotherham rape gangs are just the tip of the iceberg. The first case involved girls trafficked and raped by Muslim gangs dates as far back as 1989. We also know that this has been going on in towns and cities across Britain, from genteel Henley-on-Thames to Telford to parts of Norfolk.
A scandal like this on so epic a scale ought to be meat and drink to any half-way decent reporter, even in an organisation as ideologically-blinkered as the BBC. How can it not be a major story that over a period of 25 years communities across the country have been terrorised by gangs operating with near impunity, for all the world as if they were bandits on the lawless North West Frontier, not citizens of a liberal democracy? Why is not the BBC devoting its still fairly lavish resources to harrying all the bent councillors and police chiefs who have turned a blind eye to the problem and who have yet refused to resign?
And how, in all conscience, can it be so insensitive as to insult its licence-fee-paying listeners by preaching to them a gospel which most of them know not to be true: that a "far right backlash" that might happen is more worthy of our attention than a spate of rapes, bombings and murders that actually has happened, is continuing to happen, and will go on happening for as long as our politically correct establishment (of which the BBC is chief Cultural Commissar) goes on ducking the issue for fear of sounding "Islamophobic"?
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New York Times: German Anti-Semtism is Now a Muslim Problem

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By Daniel Greenfield

The new Nazis are here and everyone is running low on excuses.
And yet the German police have noted a disturbing rise in the number of people of Arabic and Turkish descent arrested on suspicion of anti-Semitic acts in recent years, especially over the last several months. After noticing an alarming uptick in anti-Semitic sentiment among immigrant students, the German government is considering a special fund for Holocaust education.
But the rise of Muslim anti-Semitism is responsible for the recent change in the tone of hate in Germany. Until recently, the country’s anti-Semitism has been largely coded and anonymous. Messages might be spray-painted on walls at night; during the day, though, it would be rare to hear someone shout, as protesters did in Berlin in July, “Jews to the gas!” Another popular slogan at this and other rallies was “Jew, coward pig, come out and fight alone!” — shouted just yards from Berlin’s main Holocaust memorial.
Talking to Muslim friends, I can’t help but believe that the audacity of today’s anti-Semitism is in part a result of the exploitation of a “victim status,” an underdog sentiment that too many European Muslims have embraced enthusiastically.
The op-ed goes on about educating Muslims on the Holocaust. But that doesn’t work since Muslims are already educated about the Holocaust. Mein Kampf is very popular in Turkey. The Muslim Brotherhood was interlinked with the Nazis.
To an already genocidal religion, the Holocaust was something to emulate. Mohammed was killing Jews long before Hitler. His followers are still killing Jews over a thousand years later.
There’s your thousand year Reich.
The victim status is very much an issue but Muslims feel like victims because they’re failed supremacists. The Islamist has a lot in common with the Neo-Nazi. Except his Hitler is the founder of a religion that continues to expand.
Of course, anti-Semitism didn’t originate with Europe’s Muslims, nor are they its only proponents today. The traditional anti-Semitism of Europe’s far right persists. So, too, does that of the far left, as a negative byproduct of sympathy for the Palestinian liberation struggle. There’s also an anti-Semitism of the center, a subcategory of the sort of casual anti-Americanism
There’s a certain amount of truth there, but it obscures the larger issue which is that Muslim anti-Semitism has become a proxy for leftist anti-Semitism. It was never about the Pallies. Left-wing anti-Semitism, like Muslim anti-Semitism, predates the modern State of Israel, predates Zionism.
The left seeks out noble savages to act out its worst impulses, its animalistic urges, glorifying them and degrading them at the same time. The left doesn’t seem to understand that Muslims are not there to be their proxies, they don’t hate Jews because the left hates Jews, but because they hate everyone who isn’t them. Islam is pure uncut xenophobia. The sort of xenophobia that only the truly degraded who believe that they ought to be running the world are capable of practicing.
That’s what we see with ISIS or with the Muslim settlers of Europe who murder Jewish children. The new Nazis of Europe are older than its oldest Nazis.
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Rotherham's Embattled Head of Children's Services 'On Sick Leave'


By Nick Hallett

Joyce Thacker, who is under pressure to resign as Rotherham's head of children's services over the child sex abuse scandal, is now off work on sick leave, the local council has confirmed. A spokesman for the authority said that the reason for her sick leave is "between her and her doctor", and added that it is not yet known when she ill return to work.
An unnamed employee told the local Doncaster Free Press that an email from chief executive Martin Kimber had been circulated around to staff, explaining that Ms Thacker would be absent from work.
The council worker said: "I think some serious questions need to be asked about this. The email was just sent out by Martin Kimber saying Joyce Thacker had gone off on long-term sick with immediate effect. Of course she’ll be on full pay. It’s unbelievable."
Ms Thacker has been facing increasing calls to resign after a report was published revealing that at least 1,400 children in the town of Rotherham had been sexually abused between 1997 and 2013, and accusing the local council and police of "serious failings".
She told the House of Commons's Home Affairs Select Committee last week that she would not resign as she had "worked tirelessly" to deal with the issue.
"I have given that a lot of thought and I am not stepping aside, for the simple reason I am accountable to the people and the children and families in Rotherham," she said.
"I could have done more. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. But I don’t accept there was a full dereliction of my duty."
Although she admitted that she could "recollect" being shown evidence of abuse in the town in the mid 2000s, when she was invovled in a youth outreach programme called Risky Business, she said she had been “deeply shocked” by the revelations in the report.
She has been head of children's services since 2008, on a salary of £130,000 a year, and was deputy head for two years before that.
Earlier this week, Shaun Wright, South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, who had previously served as Rotherham's head of children's services, finally handed in his resignation following weeks of controversy.
He had been blamed for turning a blind eye to the abuse under his watch, and faced calls to stand down from the Home Secretary, Prime Minister and the Labour Party leader.
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Stop the politically correct rubbish: we cannot coexist!

Islam has no place in Australia. Islam is here to annihilate us. Its either them or us.
It’s time  that the lie that Islam is peaceful is stopped. It’s politically-correct rubbish.
Islamic terror doesn’t stay in Iraq. It doesn’t stay in Afghanistan. It follows the trail of Muslim migrants and settlers.
The raids follow investigation of a Lakemba-based company over $9 million in possible Islamic State funding.
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Multiculturalism is a failure

By Walter Williams German 

Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has “utterly failed.” Both Australia’s ex-prime minister John Howard and Spain’s ex-prime minister Jose Maria Aznar reached the same conclusion about multiculturalism in their countries. British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that multiculturalism is fostering extremist ideology and directly contributing to homegrown Islamic terrorism. UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said the United Kingdom’s push for multiculturalism has not united Britons but pushed them apart. It has allowed for Islam to emerge despite Britain’s Judeo-Christian culture. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the roots of violent Islamism are not “superficial but deep” and can be found “in the extremist minority that now, in every European city, preach hatred of the West and our way of life.”
The bottom line is that much of the Muslim world is at war with Western civilization. There’s no question that the West has the military might to thwart radical Islam’s agenda. The question up for grabs is whether we have the intelligence to recognize the attack and the will to defend ourselves from annihilation.
Multiculturalism is Islamists’ foot in the door. At the heart of multiculturalism is an attack on Western and Christian values. Much of that attack has its roots on college campuses among the intellectual elite who see their mission as indoctrinating our youth. In past columns, I’ve documented professorial hate-America teaching, such as a UCLA economics professor’s telling his class, “The United States of America, backed by facts, is the greediest and most selfish country in the world.” A history professor told her class: “Capitalism isn’t a lie on purpose. It’s just a lie.” She also said: “(Capitalists) are swine. … They’re bastard people.” Students sit through lectures listening to professorial rants about topics such as globalism and Western exploitation of the Middle East and Third World peoples.
Some public school boards have banned songs and music containing references to Santa Claus, Jesus or other religious Christmas symbols. The New York City school system permits displays of Jewish menorahs and the Muslim star and crescent, but not the Christian Nativity scene. One school district banned a teacher from using excerpts from historical documents in his classroom because they contained references to God and Christianity. The historical documents in question were the Declaration of Independence and “The Rights of the Colonists,” by Samuel Adams.
The U.S. is a nation of many races, ethnicities, religions and cultures. Since our inception, people from all over the world have immigrated here to become Americans. They have learned English and American history and celebrated American traditions and values. They have become Americans while also respecting and adapting some of the traditions of the countries they left behind. By contrast, many of today’s immigrants demand that classes be taught — and official documents be printed — in their native language. Other immigrants demand the use of Shariah, practices that permit honor killing and female genital mutilation.
Multiculturalists argue that different cultural values are morally equivalent. That’s nonsense. Western culture and values are superior. For those who’d accuse me of Eurocentrism, I’d ask: Is forcible female genital mutilation, as practiced in nearly 30 sub-Saharan African and Middle Eastern countries, a morally equivalent cultural value? Slavery is practiced in Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad and Sudan; is it morally equivalent? In most of the Middle East, there are numerous limits placed on women, such as prohibitions on driving, employment and education. Under Islamic law, in some countries, female adulterers face death by stoning, and thieves face the punishment of having their hand severed. In some countries, homosexuality is a crime punishable by death. Are these cultural values morally equivalent, superior or inferior to Western values?
Multiculturalism has not yet done the damage in the U.S. that it has in western European countries — such as England, France and Germany — but it’s on its way. By the way, one need not be a Westerner to hold Western values. Mainly, you just have to accept the supremacy of the individual above all else.
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Canadian IS Jihadist Wants to ‘Play Soccer’ with Heads of US Decapitated Soldiers

The Islamic State has apparently found a "cheerleader" in Canada. The man from Greater Toronto Area continues to defend the actions of the Middle-Eastern extremists group on Twitter. The man, who uses Twitter user as Abu Turaab (@AlTuraabSVD), defended IS activities and evidently seemed to be pro-Jihad. He was "unmasked" by the National Post, which identified him to be Mohammed Ali, a 23-year-old Canadian citizen. He was a former Mississauga resident and left the country for Turkey and then for Syria, the website reported. His parents said that he had gone for a couple of weeks after he had left Canada in April 2014. Turaab aka Ali is apparently one of the modern-day Islamists who use the social media to express freely about their love for Jihad. He quoted Islamic militant Anwar Al-Awlaki who, according to the United States, was a major al-Qaeda talent-recruiter. ""If their wisdom does not lead them to the Truth, it's not wisdom," Turaab tweeted Al-Awlaki's quote. Turaab tries to motivate people to become Jihadists. He also claimed that he was not afraid of threats. "Stop threatening me with drone strikes and death. That's like threatening a fat American with a visit to McDonalds and a Big Mac," he tweeted. His tweets on the anniversary of 9/11 also revealed that his love for "martyrdom". "9/11. A day of awakening, for both the Muslim and non-Muslim alike," he wrote, "Don't stop me from Martyrdom, for it will be a celebration of my new life." He also shared a video on YouTube "May The Eyes of Cowards Never Sleep, Rayat Al Tawheed - Battle with Assad forces" which was later deleted by YouTube "as a violation of YouTube's policy on violence." He also tweeted in August that he could not wait for the day when the Islamic State would behead the first U.S. soldier. "Soccer anyone?" he wrote apparently giving a hint of playing soccer with the "head" of the decapitated soldier. Later, he tweeted after American journalist James Foley had been beheaded by the Islamic State that it was "time to play soccer." "Roses are red, Violets are blue, #IS is coming, To a town near you. :)" he wrote on Sept 9.

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Dutch Islamo-Nazism, Where Did It Come From?

By Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld
At the beginning of September it became clear, rather suddenly, that Islamo-Nazism in the Netherlands has become substantial and is already a semi-organized movement. Rob Bertholee, head of AIVD – the Dutch general intelligence service – said in an interview that the jihadi movement has hundreds of adherents, while the number of sympathizers in the Netherlands of violent jihad is in the thousands.[1]
In July 2014, dozens of Islamic State supporters held a demonstration in The Hague. On following occasions IS and Hamas flags were displayed at anti-Israeli demonstrations. Until then, the official story had been that there were 130 jihadis who had left the Netherlands, 30 had returned from the Middle East and about 15 had been killed.[2]
Islamo-Nazism has ugly, lengthy and strange roots in the Netherlands. In the previous century, long before Islamo-Nazis were a problem, some of their slogans were already popular phrases to be sung or shouted out in Dutch soccer stadiums.[3] The authorities did not react against catchphrases such as “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas”, and “Death to the Jews”. They in fact considered the stadium to be an extraterritorial location where Dutch law did not fully apply.
One bizarre aspect of these slogans was that their intended targets were not Jews, but rather fanatic fans of the Amsterdam soccer club, Ajax. For obscure reasons, they were calling themselves Jews. Radical supporters of other soccer clubs, such as Feyenoord from Rotterdam, shouted their hate-slogans when their club would play against Ajax. Since the authorities did not react, these anti-Semitic slogans began to make their way out of the soccer stadiums.
In 1999, when Feyenoord became the soccer champions of the Netherlands, one of its players, Ulrich van Gobbel, shouted eight times into the microphone, before a huge public crowd on one of Rotterdam’s main avenues: “Whoever doesn’t jump is a Jew.”[4]
Soccer fans also sung the hate slogans in public transport.[5] Subsequently, the anti-Semitic catchphrases were used against recognizable Jews. Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs recalls that he once entered a train together with a colleague, a non-Jewish psychologist. The train was packed with many Feyenoord supporters, who began to shout: “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas.”[6] This type of anti-Semitism diminished after a soccer game in 2004 in The Hague was stopped when supporters sang, “Hamas, Hamas, the referee to the gas.”[7] Since then, the authorities have been acting from time to time against the hate slogans.
Some young Muslims became the precursors of current Islamo-Nazis. In 2001, in several Dutch schools, Muslim youngsters expressed their joy about September 11th. There were also displays of strong admiration for Osama bin Laden.[8]
In Amsterdam in 2003, on National Memorial Day, during the ceremony honoring the fallen of the Second World War, Moroccan and Turkish youngsters played football with the wreaths and shouted, “Death to the Jews".[9]
In April 2004, during a visit to Amsterdam, I was sitting in a tramway car when four olive-skinned youngsters of about 15 years of age came in from the back and sat several meters behind me. One of them started to sing, “You have to kill Jews, but it is forbidden.” It was not specifically directed against me, as I bore no outward signs of my faith and they could only see my back. That incident would be the beginning of my 2010 book, whose title translates as The Decay: Jews in a Rudderless Netherlands.[10]
A radical change took place on 4 November 2004. On that day, a Moroccan, Mohamed Bouyeri murdered the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh. In a letter he put with a knife on Van Gogh’s body he also threatened Ayaan Hirsi Ali, then a Dutch parliamentarian, with death. She has since left for the United States.[11] A few other Dutch Muslims that Bouyeri would meet with regularly were arrested on charges of attempted and premeditated murders. Some were convicted and went to jail.[12] There was now also some public attention given to the fact that two Dutch jihadis had been killed in Kashmir in 2002.
In the years following Van Gogh’s murder, the situation fragmented and became less transparent. The AIVD announced in 2006 that the recruitment of jihadis had gone mostly underground.[13]
There were frequent death threats against the well guarded anti-Islam politician, Geert Wilders, and from time to time others were also targeted.
One who got dozens of death threats was Ehsan Jami, who had set up an organization for former Muslims. He was also physically attacked.[14]
It became public knowledge that the Amsterdam El Tawheed mosque sold a book titled The Way of Islam, which advocated throwing homosexuals from high buildings.[15]
The monitors of Muslim websites tried to systematically filter out hate speech and calls for violence, but they did not always succeed. [16]
Occasionally foreign hate imams visited The Netherlands.[17] Recently, Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher admitted that the Ministry of the Interior had been neglecting for years the option of prohibiting their entry into the Netherlands.[18]
In 2006 the Muslim rapper Appa made a video clip in which masked youngsters waved Hamas flags. It was downloaded more than a million times.[19] In September 2007 a Palestinian congress took place in Rotterdam, where the Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh was invited. The Dutch government, however, prohibited his entry. Thereupon Haniyeh addressed the congress by video. The former Dutch Prime Minister Dries van Agt, a Christian Democrat spoke as well. This leading Dutch anti-Israel inciter said at the congress that Hamas should be removed from the list of terror organizations.[20]
In 2009, anti-Israeli demonstrators in Amsterdam shouted, “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas.” Two parliamentarians of the left-wing Socialist Party who participated in the demonstration claimed that they had not heard these slogans. They admitted that they had shouted: “Intifada, Intifada, Palestine must be free.”[21] 
With the civil war in Syria, Islamo-Nazism came to maturity in the Netherlands. Yet it remained largely underground, because the jihadis who left for Syria did not want to attract any attention from the authorities who might have prevented their departure.
This summer, however, jihadism reached the Dutch public domain. Now the AIVD has finally admitted what this intelligence service must have known for a long time - that the number of jihadi sympathizers in the Netherlands numbers in the thousands.
Sources:
[1] Harry Lensink and Jaco Alberts, ”AIVD-baas Rob Bertholee over ‘het fenomeen”’, Vrij Nederland, 3 September 2014. [Dutch]
[2]  “Politie pakt paspoort 10 leden ‘jihadgezinnen’ af,” Volkskrant, 30 August 2014. [Dutch]
[3]  For an overview of Dutch Soocar anti-Semitism see Manfred Gerstenfeld, “Anti-Semitism and the Dutch Soccer Fields,” Journal for the Study of Anti-Semitism, Volume 3, issue 2, 2011, 629-646. 
[4] Simon Kuper, “Ajax, de joden, Nederland,” Hard Gras 22 (Amsterdam, L.J. Veen, 2000) 141. [Dutch]
[5] Manfred Gerstenfeld, Het Verval, Joden in een Stuurloos Nederland, (Amsterdam: Van Praag, 2010), 23. [Dutch]
[6] Ibid, 25.
[7] Robert Misset, “Staking na wangedrag ADO-fans,” Volkskrant, 18 October 2004. [Dutch]
[8] Margalith Kleijwegt, and Max van Weezel, Het land van haat en nijd  (Amsterdam: Balans, 2006), 108. [Dutch]
[9] “Dodenherdenking in Amsterdam verstoord,” Trouw, 9 May 2003. [Dutch]
[10] Manfred Gerstenfeld, Het Verval.
[11] Jean Wanningen, “Er is vandaag een Amsterdammer vermoord,” Dagelijkse Standaard, 2 November 2013. [Dutch]
[12] “Lid Hofstadgroep Jason W. is vrij,” NOS.nl, 11 May 2013. [Dutch]
[13] “Ons ideaal is islamitische maatschappij; ook in Nederland.” Telegraaf, 24 January 2008. [Dutch]
[14] “Stroom telefonische doodsbedreigingen voor Jami,” Volkskrant, 9 August 2007. [Dutch]
[15] “Omstreden, nooit veroordeeld,” NRC Handelsblad,  9 November 2004. [Dutch]
[16] “Aantal linkse sites groeit nauwelijks, aantal moslimsites wel,” NRC.nl, 25 August 2007. [Dutch]
[17]  “Speech sjeik Khalid Yasin op YouTube,” Volkskrant, 25 January 2009. [Dutch]
[18]  “Harde aanpak haat-imams,” NOS.nl, 25 August 2014. [Dutch]
[19]  Robbert de Witt, “Wilders doet aangifte tegen Marokkaanse rapper,” Elsevier,    19 August 2007 [Dutch]
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Calais Illegals Taunt Border Guards


By Donna Rachel Edmunds 

 Brazen migrants camping out at Calais are so confident of getting into Britain that they are now taunting British border guards at the French town’s port. Others already in Britain readily admit to enjoying British prison life because they get three meals a day and unlimited access to the football on Sky Sports, reports the Express. The revelations come during a documentary due to be aired on Channel 5 tomorrow night. Illegals: Breaking into Britain illustrates how the immigrants are able to stowaway on vehicles to smuggle themselves across the border.
One clambers into a tiny space above the cab. Others have been known to spend 18 hours bent double under vehicles weighing tens of tonnes. A hooded migrant gives a demonstration of how to climb on board, slipping between the tyres of an articulated lorry to hang onto the rear axle. A Greek driver told reporters last week that he had found four migrants clinging onto the axle of his lorry recently.
“It's a better life in the UK,” says the hooded migrant. “You can find a job in a factory, restaurant or kebab shop. It's dangerous but we don't have a choice - we want to go to the UK. I will try my best all day and all night. If we don't cross we try again.
“Even if you deport me 10 times I will try again. If you want something you have to try and when you try you get it,” he smirked. Just days later he called the program makers to tell them that he had arrived in Liverpool.
He says the 2000 migrants currently in living rough in Calais all dream of getting to the UK. Most have refused to register for asylum in France; others have done so in order to get an easier ride from the French authorities, but continue in their attempts to get to Britain nonetheless.
Former Shadow Home Secretary Ann Widdecombe said “This is the easiest country in the world in which to disappear because there is no detention and a flourishing black economy. They know once they get into Britain the chances of being removed are about zero."
This month the Home Office admitted to losing 175,000 illegal immigrants, but experts estimate that there are as many as 1.1million living in Britain, working on the black economy and claiming benefits. Immigrants waiting to have their applications processed are not able to legally work in the UK, unless their application has taken longer than a year to process.
According to a briefing note by the House of Commons Library, couples applying for asylum are entitled to claim £72.52 a week, and single adults £36.62. Lone parents aged over 18 can claim £43.94, whilst children under the age of 16 years can claim £52.96 a week. New mothers are also entitled to a one-off payment of £300. The briefing document notes that “all asylum applicants have access to rent free accommodation with utilities included.”
The program interviews some of the immigrants who have been living illegally in Britain. ‘Bobby’ arrived on fake documents 20 years ago and has been in and out of jail four times over the two decades. He describes his day to day life as “steal, sell, smoke”, and longs to get back into prison. “We get a nice breakfast, then a nice lunch and then dinner - we had Sky so watch football all day,” he tells the program makers.
Lorry drivers passing through Calais face fines of up to €20,000 and confiscation of their goods and lorries if immigrants are found stowing away on their lorries. However, earlier this summer hauliers begged the British government to send it the British Army to help protect them from immigrants who are growing increasingly violent in their desperation to hitch a lift.
“I am convinced a lorry driver will be killed soon, probably stabbed,” haulage boss Kevin Hopper told the Express.
One of his drivers, Tommy Harrison was recently attacked by a gang of immigrants in Calais: “One of them pulled a knife on me while others climbed up on top of the cab and cut a hole in the curtain to get inside. It was very frightening.
“There was very little I could do. About 10 of them got in. It’s hopeless going to the gendarmes because they don’t want to know, so I drove to a lorry park where I knew there would be other drivers and we got them out.
“I could have been stabbed or beaten up. It is the same risk for all drivers going through Calais.
“The mayor got rid of the camps there. Now they’re hanging around service stations well away from ­Calais, anywhere where lorries have to stop. No one is helping them in France so they sleep rough and are starving. It makes them even more desperate.
“The French have given up and actively urge them to get on the lorries and go to England. They just want to pass the problem on to us.”
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Australia: Muslims with jihad flag on car drive by church, shout threats to “kill the Christians” and slaughter their children

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This kind of thing is going to become ever more common, not just in Australia but in Britain, France, Germany and the United States. The suicidal foolhardiness of the architects of the current hear-no-evil see-no-evil speak-no-evil policies toward Islam will before too long be abundantly evident to everyone.
“Sydney church our Lady of Lebanon targeted by ISIS threats,” News.com.au, September 18, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth):
CHURCH-goers in Sydney’s west have been left shaken after a stranger shouted death threats from a car bearing the Islamic State flag.
The car drove past Our Lady of Lebanon Church at Harris Park on Tuesday and witnesses claim it had a flag similar to those brandished by Islamic State jihadists hanging out the window.
A priest from the church told AAP the people in the car threatened to “kill the Christians” and slaughter their children. “They were strong words and people were scared of what they saw,” he said.
Witnesses told police there was a small triangular flag placed out the window with Arabic words similar to “there is only one god and Muhammad is the prophet”.
Rosehill police Inspector Brian Jackson confirmed “some threats were made in regard to some people” near the church.
Maronite Catholic parish priest Monsignor Shora Maree contacted police ahead of the church’s 7pm mass on Wednesday night.
Officers were sent down to patrol the Harris Park church while hundreds took part in mass inside.
It’s understood detectives are looking into who is behind the threats.

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2 London Hasidic boys and woman beaten in unprovoked anti-Semitic attack

 
Satmar synagogue in London 
Hasidic schools in London, England, warned parents not to allow their children to walk alone in the streets after several incidents of anti-Semitic assaults. On Sunday, an 11-year-old boy who was on his way to the Satmar school, was beaten. The boy arrived at school crying and shaken, and told his teacher that he was attacked by a stranger who yelled anti-Jewish epithets. Shortly after 8:00 a.m., a vehicle stopped at the entrance of the Belz school and the driver asked one of the students for directions. He asked the boy to accompany him, but the boy refused and ran away. In the afternoon, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman was attacked. The suspect choked her while screaming: “We have to kill all the Jews as they kill Palestinians.” Police increased the number of patrols in the neighborhood. So far, no arrests have been made.
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ISIS Planned Beheading of Australian… in Australia

By Daniel Greenfield 

Islamic terror doesn’t stay in Iraq. It doesn’t stay in Afghanistan. It follows the trail of Muslim migrants and settlers.
Police say a large-scale anti-terrorism raid in Sydney this morning has foiled a plot to “commit violent acts” in Australia, including a plan to behead a member of the public.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said intelligence reports suggest an Australian “who is apparently quite senior” in IS was directing networks back in Australia to perform “demonstration killings”.
More than 800 officers launched the raids as part of Operation Appleby in suburbs across Sydney’s west and north-west, with a further 70 police involved in raids on properties in Brisbane’s so
Court documents are expected to reveal that the raids were aimed at a cell which planned to behead a member of the public in Sydney.
The documents are expected to say that the plan involved snatching a random member of the public in Sydney, draping them in an Islamic State flag and beheading them on camera.
A resident of Bursill Street, who wished to remain anonymous, has been trying to come to terms with the raids.
“I just find it so wrong for that to be happening here in Australia. How do we get to this stage that people are this out of control?” he said.
Muslim settlers in Australia are predictably whining that they are the victims. Meanwhile here are some signs from Muslim protests in Sydney not too long ago.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Australia Wide Crackdown On Mohammedan Savages

Largest terror raids in Australian history

Backlash! Oh noes! The worldwide ummah will declare everlasting jihad on Australia, and our leftards from the ABC will go on forever on how the Abbott government is making us less safe than the Red-Green looters who opened the floodgates for the Mohammedan invasion.
Allah’s soldiers in Australia had a rather rude awakening this morning, when police and ASIO agents executed the largest anti-terrorism swoop in Australian history.
Over 600 police plus an unknown number of ASIO staff knocked on the door of houses in Sydney and Brisbane before sun-up and took an unknown number of suspects into custody.
The operation is still ongoing, so check the news for further developments. Congrats and a big “Thank You” to our security services; would-be…  See More
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ASIO and the Australian Federal Police have launched a number of raids across homes in Sydney and Brisbane this morning in the largest anti-terrorism bust in…NEWS.COM.AU

Wiesenthal Center Urges German Arrest Warrant for Islamist Cleric Who Called for Jews’ Annihilation

“Chancellor Merkel’s Welcomed Speech Against Anti-Semitism Must Be Followed By Action”


The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish Human Rights NGO has urged German officials that they should issue an arrest warrant for Sheik Abu Bilal Ismail, who called for Jews to be killed during a speech at a Berlin mosque earlier this summer.“We commend Chancellor Merkel’s welcomed speech denouncing anti-Semitism, but those sentiments must be followed by action. It is intolerable that German authorities would fail to act when a podium is used in Berlin to call for the killing of Jews,” Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Wiesenthal Center told a Berlin press conference. “We urged Justice Minister Heiko Maas (pictured center with Dr. Samuels (L) and Rabbi Cooper (R)), to issue an arrest warrant for the Sheikh for what German officials now admit was genocidal hate speech.”

Rabbi Cooper and Dr. Shimon Samuels, the Center’s Paris-based Director for International relations, who attended Sunday’s solidarity rally against Anti-Semitism, also met with Ministry of Interior’s State Secretary Emily Haber.

“We expressed our concern that German police were often ineffective, passive, or worse, during extreme anti-Israel protests during the Hamas-Israel confrontation this summer. No action was taken against those who hoisted the flags of acknowledged terrorist groups, including Hamas and Hezbollah. Further, protesters chanted “Death to Jews”, “Jews to the Gas Chambers”, with impunity, as police stood by and did nothing. And for the first time since WWII a German Synagogue was targeted by demonstrators”, Cooper added.

Center officials discussed three areas fueling unprecedented anti-Semitism in Germany and Europe: Islamist Extremists’ hatred toward Jews, Neo-Nazis, and Mainstream anti-Israelism.
One German poll found 40% of Germans polled in 2011 believed Israel was conducting a war of extermination against Palestinians.

Michael Spaney, Director of the Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin, (pictured right at table) who organized the press conference stressed that "the anti-Semitism on German
streets in the summer of 2014 was clearly Israel-related anti-Semitism. It was Israel’s defensive operation against the terror organization Hamas that triggered the worst anti-Semitic incidents on German soil in decades, including fire attacks on synagogues." Spaney thanked the Wiesenthal Center for presenting to the German administration a to-do list in the fight against anti-Semitism.

Wiesenthal Center officials also presented a powerpoint
that underscored the use of Twitter to celebrate terrorist attacks against Jews in Europe and to recruit young Muslims in Germany to join the terrorist group ISIS. “The responsibility to degrade ISIS lies not only with governments but with the Social Networking giants like Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook.

For more information contact Rabbi Cooper acooper@wiesenthal.com, the Center's Public Relations Department, 310-553-9036, join the Center on Facebook, www.facebook.com/simonwiesenthalcenter, or follow @simonwiesenthal for news updates sent direct to your Twitter feed.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino). 
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New, Pro-ISIS Group Rears Its Head in Denmark, Recruits for Jihad

By Donna Rachel Edmunds

A militant Islamist organisation reported to have “strong connections” to the Islamic State has established itself in Denmark and is recruiting Danes to join its cause. The development will be of great cause for concern for Denmark, coming just weeks after a Danish mosque openly declared support for ISIS both on television, with one Islamist warning “It is an open war now”.Millatu Ibrahim’s membership includes some of the most radical Danish islamists, and the group takes inspiration from the actions of ISIS, The Local has reported.
The organisation has already been banned in neighbouring Germany since 2012, but a video was posted to YouTube last week featuring Millatu Ibrahim branding. It was filmed in the Gjellerup Park, Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, and features an Islamist wearing a taqiyah, a rounded cap worn my some Muslims.
“We condemn those who worship democracy. We condemn them for eternity,” the bearded man says. Speaking in both Arabic and Danish he also lavishes praise on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, and former Al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed by American forces in 2006.
According to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet, Millatu Ibrahim in Denmark was first established in the town of Vejle, central Denmark and has drawn known islamist members from across the country, a number of whom have previously fought in Syria and Iraq.
Speaking to Ekstra Bladet, Nico Prucha, a jihadist expert at the University of Vienna’s Austrian Institute for International Affairs said “there is a strong connection between Millatu Ibrahim and the Islamic State.
“Many followers of Millatu are full-blooded members of the Islamic State and fight in the Middle East for their caliphate. Millatu Ibrahim is a part of the European Islamist network, which has connections in Austria, Germany, Belgium, France and the UK so I’m not at all surprised that they’ve now shown up in Denmark.”
Two weeks ago Breitbart London reported on the open support for ISIS displayed by the Grimhoj mosque in Aarhus. Fadi Abdallah, a spokesman for the mosque told reporters “An Islamic state will always be what Muslims long for, therefore we cannot help but to support the Islamic State,” and an unidentified Danish-Turkish jihadist told media “It is an open war now. Isis has said that all infidels should be battled. They should be eliminated and soon it will be Denmark’s turn.”
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Rotherham's Latest Muslim Sex Pest Escapes Jail Due to 'Good Character'



By Donna Rachel Edmunds

A Muslim man from Rotherham who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenager on a train has escaped a jail sentence thanks to “previous good character”, despite the judge saying that the offence merited a custodial sentence. The defendant, Raja Hussain, attempted to excuse his actions by explaining that he was suffering from poor mental health, including depression with psychotic features, hallucinations and delusional beliefs at the time of the assault, the Express has reported.
Hussain, 39, was arrested in Rotherham 24 hours after following an 18 year old University of Sheffield student, onto a train and touching her. The teenager first spotted Hussain grinning at her in a train station waiting room. The two then boarded a train, where Hussain sat opposite her and continued leering.
The passengers were then asked to change trains due to a problem, and when they moved to the second train, he sat down beside her. He immediately began to look at pornography on his phone in a manner designed to ensure the student could see the images, an action which was described as “intimidating”.
Catherine Duffy, prosecuting, said Miss Duffy said: "The defendant was looking at pictures of naked women on his mobile phone. He moved closer to the complainant and began to take off his jacket. As he did so he touched her."
The terrified girl attempted to move away, but as she did so he maintained contact and proceeded to touch her leg whilst smiling at her. She attempted to deflect his attention by pretending to text her boyfriend, in fact sending several messages to her mother, including one that read “I think this man is trying to stalk me. I actually feel sick”.
Hussain eventually left the train. After the doors had closed the student was quick-minded enough to covertly snap a photo of him through the window, which she handed over to British Transport Police once she reached her destination. Police were able to use the photo to make an appeal, and Hussain was apprehended within 24 hours.
The girl has been left too traumatised by her ordeal to use the rail network since the event, which took place last October.
Judge Paul Watson QC, ruling on the case said “She is to be commended for the fact that she stuck to her guns and brought this to the attention of the authorities.
“People who randomly sexually assault members of the public must expect custodial sentences. What makes it serious is the element of fear this causes others.
“She was brave enough and alert enough to report him and give the police information which eventually led to his arrest and eventual plea of guilty.”
Hussain was sentenced to an eight month jail term, but it was suspended thanks to "good character". That means that, if he complies with a number of measures, he will escape jail altogether. He was also handed an Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO) preventing him from using trains for the next three years.
The incident took place in Rotherham, the scene of the recent child abuse and rape scandal wherein Pakistani rape gangs groomed and raped over 1400 children. Breitbart London understands that police have dozens of files open on rape gangs in the area.
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Berlin imam: The [U.S.] launched a war against the banner of “there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His Messenger.”

Following are excerpts from a Friday sermon delivered at the Ibrahim Al-Khalil Mosque in Berlin, Germany, by Sheik Abdel Kader Dawud, which was posted on the Internet on September 12, 2014:
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Abd Al-Qader Daoud: Oh Muslims, see the global hypocrisy that is evident today. Two or three days ago, we observed a very dangerous case of hypocrisy. How many people were killed in Syria since the beginning of the war? You are all aware of the figures. How many people were killed in Palestine, just days ago? You are all aware of the figures. How many people were killed in Iraq in the sectarian war? You are all aware of the figures. Yet the international community has done nothing.
Nothing has been done by the great superpowers, which leads wars, and mobilizes the people under its banner in order to attack some party. But now, in an effort to attack the ISIS organization, they formed a coalition. Do you know why? They seek to exact revenge for the killing of one American journalist, although they refrained from avenging the killing of thousands of Syrians. Note that we absolutely condemn all forms of killings that are unjustified and do not conform to the way of Islam.
But why launch a media war and mobilize armies on land and in the air just in order to curb ISIS? How many people did ISIS kill? Did it kill as many people as the Syrian regime? Did it kill as many as the Jews did in Palestine? Did it kill as many as the sectarian wars in Iraq, following the toppling of Saddam Hussein, Allah’s mercy upon his soul? How many did [ISIS] kill?
Indeed, we condemn the killing of anyone, but observe the hypocrisy. The [U.S.] launched a war only against the banner of “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His Messenger.”
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Indeed, we disagree with any Islamic group that commits massacres, and perpetrates foolish acts, mistakes, or things forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, but this should not induce us to incite the infidels against them, and to turn the enemies of Islam against them.
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Vienna imam tried over teen jihadists

The imam of a Vienna mosque told the District Criminal Court on Tuesday he had nothing to do with the disappearance of two young girls who left Austria in April to fight in Syria's civil war."I have never seen the girls," said the imam, who goes by the name Ebu Tejma. The tabloid daily – Österreich - claimed the 15 and 16 year-old girls of Bosnian origin were "driven" to the so-called holy war in Syria by the imam, who preaches a particularly radical form of Salafism at the Altun-Alem mosque in Vienna's second district. The 32 year-old preacher has gone so far as to file a legal complaint against the media for misrepresentation. "There are no facilities for women in our mosque. There is no place for women," he told Judge Gerald Wagner. The newspaper has "totally ruined my reputation. I have never spoken to the girls. My name has been dragged through the mud." However, the defendant's legal representative, Peter Zöchbauer, wants to examine the evidence, suggesting it is also possible that he came in contact with minors outside the mosque. Zöchbauer named a witness he claims can confirm the imam had "confronted (the girls) with religious content." The hearing has been adjourned until early October. Before setting the date, the judge played Youtube clips in which the imam was shown preaching. Along with praise of Osama bin Laden, he also mentioned "duty" to a "defensive war". The imam described the sequences as being taken out of context. "If I said so, I was not right in the head. I do not recommend even adult men to go into battle."
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Brussels synagogue torched

By Thomas Lifson

Once again, Jews and Jewish institutions are the targets in Europe. Authorities in Belgium are being cautious about drawing conclusions in an incident Tuesday, in which several fires were set in a synagogue in a section of Brussels that used to be heavily Jewish, but now is heavily Muslim in population.
The European Jewish Press reports:
A fire, which appears to be criminal, broke out early Tuesday morning at a synagogue in Brussels. According to Belgian daily La Dernière Heure, one or more people  managed to enter the building and set several fires on the fourth floor of the building.
Three people, a woman and two children were present at that time in the synagogue, were slightly intoxicated by the fire which was quickly extinguished by Brussels firefighters Brussels. The three are the family of the synagogue’s caretaker who was absent that day. (snip)
Asked about the reasons of the fire, Yehuda Guttmann, president of the Jewish community of Anderlecht, declared: "I do not know ... If the act was anti-Semitic, the authors would have burned a Torah, the sacred books. And that's not the case. Here we live at peace with everyone.’’
I wish that were the case. However, it may well be that the attackers hate Jews but are so ignorant that they know nothing about the Torah. Mere desire to harm or kill Jews could well have been the motive. And the perpetrarors could be what the European media delicately refer to as "youths" --  with no further identification.  It is not as if this incident is unprecedented:
The synagogue was already targeted by a Molotov cocktail in 2010 "Neighbors had extinguished the flames," recalled Guttmann.
The incident occurred almost four months after the shooting attack at the Jewish Museum of Brussels in which four people were killed.
On Sunday, stones and bottles were thrown at people visiting a memorial dedicated to the Jews in Belgium who were killed in the Holocaust. The memorial, which is located nearby the Anderlecht synagogue, was open to the public in the framework of the European Day of Jewish Culture.


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Denmark: Welfare Cost of 'Non-Westerners' up £200 Million. Benefits for Natives Down


By Oliver Lane
Danish current-affairs magazine MandagMorgen has published a report on welfare and benefits which reveals that while the cost of supporting immigrants and their descendents has exploded, the cost of keeping native Danes is falling. The magazine, which is a publication of one of Scandinavia's leading think-tanks differentiates between “immigrants and descendants from non-Western countries” and ethnic Danes in its report. The revelation that the cost of welfare for the immigrants has increased by two billion kronor (over £200 million) since 2010 has prompted a bout of soul-searching amongst the leaders of Denmark’s Social Liberal pro-immigration party, who are presently part of the ruling coalition.
Denmark has experienced a sudden rush of immigration from these non-Western groups in past decades, and over one-in-ten Danes is now an immigrant or the descendant of one. Two thirds of immigrants, some 400,000, are non-Western, with Somalis, Turks, and Iraqis forming large, visible groups.
The arrival of large groups of immigrants from cultures unlike Denmark has caused friction within the country. An opposition politician was reported saying in July: “It is primarily Muslim immigrants who do not value democracy and freedom. In certain environments, they directly oppose it. Too many non-Western immigrants with Muslim backgrounds do not want our freedom-orientated society model.
“There is a danger that the cohesion of our society can be threatened in the future if we do not dare put right and reasonable requirements for those coming to Denmark”. This report will confirm these concerns that immigrants aren’t pulling their weight in Danish society.
Director of Danish think-tank the Rockwool foundation Torben Tranæs said: “The significant improvements in integration we saw from the late 1990s through the 2000s, has at best stopped. The difference between Danish and non-Western immigrant employment levels has stalled at a high level… It is alarming and calls for new long-lasting action”.
The problem has become so pronounced the Danes have even coined their own compound word to describe the situation; ‘forsørgelsesgab’, which means the ‘dependency gap’ between immigrant and native communities.
The pro-immigrant Social Liberal party’s leader said of the report:“We need to admit that there are too many immigrants in the unemployment statistics and outside of the job market. There are too few in education and too many in the crime statistics”.
The party’s ‘naturalisation’ spokeswoman Marlene Borst Hansen agreed: “We can see that there is a solid difference in how well different immigrants take care of themselves and how much they contribute to society. I don’t think that is due to resistance, but maybe we haven’t been clear enough about our demands and our expectations over the past few years”.
Since 2008, the number of non-westerners in Denmark receiving “full time” benefits has increased by 35% to 100,000, a heavy burden in the small Scandinavian country with a population of only five and a half million. In the period since 2010, native Danes have exhibited an opposite trend, reducing their own welfare bill by eight million Kronor.
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WATCH: Farage Urges West to 'Grow Up' and Work with Putin to Defeat ISIS

By Nick Hallett

Western countries must stop "playing war games" in Ukraine and "poking the Russian bear with a stick" and instead work with Vladimir Putin to defeat the self-proclaimed Islamic State, Nigel Farage has said. Speaking to the European Parliament, the UKIP leader said that Putin is "on our side" in the battle against Islamist extremism, and accused to EU of helping start the ongoing conflict in Ukraine by "directly encouraging" the uprising that toppled Viktor Yanukovich, which "led in turn to Vladimir Putin reacting".
The Russian President has also been blamed by the West for prolonging the Syria crisis by supporting dictator Bashar al Assad, thus allowing ISIS to grow in power as the rebellion stalled. Putin has repeatedly blocked motions of censure against against the Assad regime in the United Nations.
Mr Farage said, however, the West needs Putin on side if it is to defeat ISIS, an enemy that presents much more of a threat than Russia.
He told the European Parliament: “Perhaps we better recognise that the West faces the biggest threat and crisis to our way of life we have seen for over 70 years.
"The recent beheadings of the British and American hostages graphically illustrates the problem and of course we have our own citizens from our won countries engaged in that struggle too.
"In the war against Islamic extremism, whatever we may think of [Putin] as a human being, he is actually on our side.
"I suggest we grow up, I suggest we recognise the real threat facing all of our countries, communities and societies, we stop playing war games in the Ukraine and we start to prepare a plan like Syria, like Iraq, like Kenya like Nigeria or Syria and help the deal with the real threat that faces us. Let’s not go on provoking Putin whether we like him or not."
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Left Wing Media Claims Bradford is Safe, But Parallel Muslim Justice Systems Mask the Real Crime Rates

By Oliver Lane 

A recent opinion poll by YouGov on public perceptions of safety in major UK cities has caused police in Bradford to rush to defend the city, after the revelation that it enjoyed the reputation as being Britain’s most dangerous place to live. Superintendent Scott Bisset complained the YouGov statistics merely reflected the prejudices of outsiders, not real Bradford residents. In a press release he said: "I am very disappointed with the perception that outsiders have of Bradford, but it is clear the views are not a true reflection of what we know to be the situation 'on the ground' amongst the communities we serve.
"The survey is based on the views of people across Britain - not the people of Bradford. How can someone in London or Cornwall be expected to know what life is like in Bradford unless they have lived or worked here? They can't - just as much as I wouldn't know what it is like in those areas”.
But perhaps the Superintendent should have read the survey. While it is true the sample was nationwide, taking in views from Cornwall to Scotland the full results were made available and crucially broken down by region, which allows insight and analysis.
Some areas suffered a worse reputation nationally than locally; Londoners perceived London to be safer than average, for example. Glaswegians also thought Glasgow was safer than outsiders. The same was not true for Bradford, where not only was it considered the least safe in the country, but locals in the region were more likely to feel unsafe than the national average.
In a somewhat bizarre turn of events, Labour-supporting tabloid the Daily Mirror also come to the city’s defence, publishing an extensive and infographic laden article contrasting the perception poll with statistics from the ‘United Kingdom Peace Index’ (UKPI). The figures, which rate nations and localities on a small number of criteria, are compiled by the 'Institute for Economics and Peace' in New York.
Bradford is a safe place to live, argues the Mirror because of the UKPI figures showing the number of police officers per 100,000 population and incidences of violent crime are broadly in line with the national average. No matter that ‘homicide’ (combined murder, manslaughter and infanticide) is noticeably above the average.
In addition, the fact that the UKPI also considers Rotherham, now unfortunately northern England’s most infamous city and the centre of the child-rape scandal to be more ‘peaceful’ than Bradford somewhat undermines its use as a credible source.
Reflecting on Rotherham, it might be said that official police statistics don’t always tell the full story. According to official government figures gleaned from police.uk, levels of ‘violence and sexual offences’ in Rotherham were lower last year than national and local figures.
We now know this to be untrue, and is instead a reflection of the frightening collusion between local officials and the Pakistani gangs who abused some 1,400 young girls over sixteen years. This attitude towards leaving local communities to ‘police themselves’ in Bradford has recently been highlighted by a report in the Guardian. Far from preventing crime, it merely leads to crime, including sex crime, going unreported.
That young girls interviewed by the authorities in Rotherham reported being trafficked to Bradford and forced into sex acts with locals there suggests it isn’t an isolated problem either.
For years there have been concerns that in Britain's Muslim communities, crimes are underreported, and instead locals take to dealing with issues themselves. This 'vigilante' style system may explain the false narrative proposed by Bradford's police Superintendent. 
Speaking to Breitbart London, the managing director of the Quilliam Foundation Ghaffar Hussain said the existence of parallel legal systems in Muslim communities was widespread but largely unacknowledged by the authorities, with very little research done on the subject. On the reasons behind self-policing and associated deliberate underreporting of crimes in Muslim communities, Hussain said: “there has always been this tendency to not wash your dirty laundry in public.
“There is a need to protect your culture and to avoid Western culture being imposed. The need to protect regressive cultural practices is there”.
But Superintendent Bisset insists “We are not complacent and will continue to do all we can to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and increase confidence and satisfaction”. That is well, and needed. Public confidence has been knocked by the incompetence of neighbouring former police Commissioner Shaun Wright and his refusal to resign over the abuses in Rotherham, despite his former position as director of children's services and membership of a Home Office committee on child safety.
As the roaming eye of the present parliamentary committee on the failings of Rotherham falls on other Northern towns and cities, the local police may have their work cut out for them.
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Austria Announced Tough New Anti-Jihad Laws

By Donna Rachel Edmunds 

The Austrian government plans to tighten up laws on sedition and the display of provocative imagery in order to tackle Isis jihadists and their supporters within Austria, The Local has reported. Under the range of new measures, dual citizens who engage in combat will lose their Austrian passport, and children will not be allowed to leave the country without the express permission of their parents or guardians. The measures were announced by Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner, interior minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner and justice minister Wolfgang Brandstetter at a press conference on Monday morning. All three are members of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP).
Also included in the package will be an extension to Austria’s Badges Act 1960, which prohibits the ownership of Nazi symbols, flags, uniforms and insignia from banned organisations. A spokesman for Mikl-Leitner last week said that only minor changes were needed to the Act in order to extend its application to Isis imagery. Sentencing for the new crime is also still to be decided upon.
Germany has also banned the use of all Isis symbols and activities. The move was announced by defence minister Thomas de Mazière at a press conference on Friday morning.
“The terror organisation Islamic State is a threat to public safety in Germany as well,” de Mazière said. “We are resolutely confronting this threat today.
“Today's ban is directed solely against terrorists who abuse religion for their criminal goals," he added. "Germany is a well-fortified democracy, there's no place here for a terrorist organisation which opposes the constitutional order as well as the notion of international understanding.”
The new Austrian laws will only be applied if ten or fewer people are involved.
The move to prevent minors from leaving the country comes just days after two Austrian teenagers, aged 16 and 15 absconded to Syria from Vienna, telling their parents “Don't look for us. We will serve Allah, and we will die for him."
Both girls have married Chechen fighters since arriving in Syria, and are thought to already be pregnant by the men. 16 year old Samra was thought to have been killed, but has since contacted friends on messaging app WhatsApp to let them know that she is still alive. Both girls are of Bosnian origin.
Last week two more teenagers, aged 14 and 15, were picked up by police in the southern city of Graz “with full suitcases... intending to go to Syria,” according to the Austrian interior ministry. The girls were apprehended when the alarm was raised by the mother of a third girl who was suspicious as to why her daughter was carrying so much luggage.
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Shameless Calais migrants taunt guards and brag about getting to UK

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Thousands of brazen migrants are so confident of sneaking into Britain they are taunting overstretched border security.They all believe they will make it across the Channel, with one bragging: "If you deport me 10 times, I will try again". The clamour to start a new life here has seen security stretched to breaking point. An army of refugees in Calais outnumbers helpless French police by 285 to one. The overrun port town is the final frontier in their race to reach the UK. But in a shocking new documentary they boast how the authorities will never win the battle. Illegals: Breaking into Britain on Channel 5 tomorrow night sheds new light on the tricks stowaways use to smuggle themselves across the water. One hooded migrant is seen giving a masterclass in how to bypass border security. He slips between the tyres of an articulated lorry and demonstrates how to cling to the rear axle. Some are so desperate to milk our benefits and healthcare they spend 18 hours bent double under 44-tonne vehicles. Others wriggle into tiny spaces above the cab while some find success opening the rear doors and hiding among cargo. They are so adept at their trade one exasperated British lorry driver says: "You ain't going to stop them no matter what you do". The hooded migrant said it is the "dream" of the 2,000 refugees living in squalor in northern France to cross the border into Britain. He says: "It's a better life in the UK. You can find a job in a factory, restaurant or kebab shop. It's dangerous but we don't have a choice - we want to go to the UK. "I will try my best all day and all night. If we don't cross we try again." And in a direct taunt to the British, he smirks as he says: "Even if you deport me 10 times I will try again. If you want something you have to try and when you try you get it." And, just days after giving his brazen demonstration, he called the programme to say he had arrived in Liverpool. Another immigrant featuring in the show has lived illegally in Britain for 20 years and spent most of his time here in jail. "Bobby", who says his daily routing is "steal, sell, smoke", arrived on fake documents and has been jailed four times.But he tells the programme he longs to to back inside, saying: "We get a nice breakfast, then a nice lunch and then dinner - we had Sky so watch football all day." Another migrant living in the filthy tarpaulin camp in Calais says the first thing he will do when gets to the UK is buy fish and chips. The Home Office is now so alarmed at the migrant crisis across the water it is holding high-level talks about "further immediate action". Experts estimate there could be as many as 1.1m illegal immigrants already living here and working on the black economy . Officials seized 19,003 stowaways trying to smuggle in to Britain during the last year - almost double the 11,731 migrants nabbed in 2012.Daily Express columnist and former Shadow Home Secretary Ann Widdecombe said: "This is the easiest country in the world in which to disappear because there is no detention and a flourishing black economy. "They know once they get into Britain the chances of being removed are about zero." Last night a Home Office spokesman said: "We are currently discussing further immediate action with France to improve infrastructure and port security in Calais. This is in addition to ongoing joint work with France and other European partners to tackle illegal immigration." "It is for the French to maintain security of their port and to maintain public order on their own soil. But we want to do what we can to help. "Millions of pounds has already been invested in improving physical security and upgrading technology. "We have increased joint intelligence work with the French to target the organised crime gangs behind people smuggling and we are working at European and international level to address the wider problem of illegal migration, of which Calais is just one very visible sign."
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