Sunday, May 24, 2015

Top Israeli Islamist: Arab-Jewish War Inside Israel 'Inevitable'

A full-blown war between Israeli Arabs and the Netanyahu government is “just a matter of time,” says Kamal Al-Khatib, deputy head of the radical Islamic Movement in Israel. In an interview with Hamas media, Al-Khatib said that the policies espoused by the new government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu leave Israeli Arabs “no choice” but to undertake a violent struggle.
According to Al-Khatib, the pronouncements by Netanyahu's ministers – such as the statement last week by new Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely that the Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people – were simply reflective of the feelings of most Israelis. Such statements, he said “merely highlight the religious nature of the dispute,” as opposed to the proclamations by Israeli leaders that the dispute is “political,” and that in the end, Jews and Muslims would end up in a conflict over the Land.
In 2013, Al-Khatib warned of a possible internal conflict with "the Israeli occupation" and threatened a "huge eruption" if Israel intervened on the Temple Mount ("Al Aqsa") and continued, according to him, to bother the Muslims praying there. Khatib called on Muslims to come to the aid of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, calling for it to be a place of Muslims alone, and claiming that all statements of the Jews regarding the construction of the Third Temple are nothing but "tales of the imagination."
"The protection of the Al-Aqsa mosque is not solely a task for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, residents who have been occupied since 1948 (referring to the State of Israel) and the Palestinian people themselves. It is the task of the entire Muslim and Arab world,” he said.
The Temple Mount, which is Judaism's holiest site, has been a hotbed of clashes between Jewish and Muslim worshippers for years.
In the weekend interview, Al-Khatib said that Israelis see Arabs as enemies, not fellow citizens who are living in their homeland. Based on this, he said, “the violent struggle between Arabs and the violent occupation is a certainty.”
 israelnationalnews

Socialists’ Eton Now Counts Jihadis Among Its Alumni

by Donna Rachel Edmunds 

Five former pupils of a north London school dubbed the “socialists’ Eton” have died fighting as jihadis in Iraq and Syria. Holland Park school, founded in 1958 gained a reputation as the left-wing Eton thanks to luminaries of the socialist movement, including Tony Benn, Roy Jenkins and Anthony Crossland all opting to send their children there. Envisaged as a flagship of the comprehensive schooling system, alumni include Polly Toynbee, Matthew Symonds (one of the founders of The Independent) and Jenny Abramsky, director of BBC radio.
But the school is gaining a newfound reputation – as the alma mater to jihadi fighters. According to the Sunday Times, at least five of the school’s former pupils have already died in the Middle East fighting for Islamic groups, while a former sixth former continues to fight.
One of the five, Fatlum Shalaku, was responsible for leading a suicide mission which led to ISIS capturing a strategic stronghold in Iraq under the nom de guerre ‘Abu Musa al—Britani’. The 20-year -old from Ladbroke Grove was one of six suicide car bombers to have struck at government buildings in Ramadi, leading to the eventual fall of the city into IS hands.
His elder brother, 23-year-old Flamur, was killed on the battlefield in March. Friends and neighbours have said that the two men, of Kosovan-Albanian descent, had been raised in a secular family living on the top floor of a 20-floor council tower block.
“The older one turned to Islam first and the younger one followed him,” said one resident, who did not want to be named. “The parents were very upset about it.”
Both men were close friends with another former pupil of Holland Park school, Mohammed Nasser, who was killed fighting for ISIS last year.
Following his schooling, Flamur enrolled in Greenwich University, the same institution as that attended by Michael Adebolajo, who killed fusilier Lee Rigby on the streets of Greenwich in 2013. Shortly after the attack the two brothers traveled to Syria to join the fighting, having told their parents that they were planning to carry out aid work.
According to jihadi sources, the two men were initially recruited by Jabhat al-Nusra, but later defected to ISIS along with other British fighters. A year later, Nusser followed them to the Middle East, as did Hamza Parvez, 22, a fourth former pupil of Holland Park.
Parvez, a waiter before he defected, told his parents he was going abroad to study. So far he has survived the fighting and lives in Raqqa, where he took part in an ISIS propaganda video urging fellow Muslims to give up their weekly Nandos and “come to the land of jihad”.
The two other Holland Park pupils known to have been killed are Mohammed el-Araj, 23, the son of an antiques dealer from Ladbroke Grove, and Nassim Terreri, 25, a Londoner of Algerian descent who was one of the first Britons to be killed in the conflict when he was gunned down in 2012.
Terreri is thought to have been in the same year group as  Amal el-Wahabi, 28, who was last year convicted of funding her terrorist husband in Syria after she tricked an old school friend into carrying €20,000 in her underwear on a flight to Turkey.
The school unveiled an £80 million refurbishment in 2012, which included a brand new swimming pool and bespoke chairs for the pupils costing £300 each. It is currently rated “outstanding” by Ofsted. There is no suggestion that the former pupils were radicalised on site.
Colin Hall, the headmaster, has said: “We’ve got a very strong line on secularity and a very strong line on zero tolerance to any kind of fundamentalism from any religion.”
 breitbart

No ‘Leap In the Dark': Top Tory Says EU Exit Would Boost British Economy



by Simon Kent 

Leaving the European Union could boost the British economy by delivering jobs, boosting prosperity and galvanising the ‘single market’. According to a top Tory all these benefits would naturally accrue and not necessarily be the negative ‘leap in the dark’ opponents make out. Speaking after the Bank of England accidentally emailed details of its secret plan to investigate the impact of quitting the EU, Owen Paterson, the former Conservative Cabinet minister, said suggesting that the banking industry would be threatened by the move was wrong.
He told Radio 4’s Today Programme Brexit did not mean quitting the European Economic Area, made up of the 28 countries of the EU along with Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. It did not even involve splitting the European single market, which Britain voted to join in the last referendum in 1975. He said:
“The European Union is a political construct, and the jobs and the prosperity are delivered by the market. We have an opportunity to get back to the arrangement we voted to join in 1975 and … very importantly we can completely regalvanise the single market in areas such as services which we completely need.
“Most importantly we would get our seat back on the global bodies which decide regulation. There is absolutely a very clear option for us to play a major role in the single market and be very significant members of the EEA without participating in the political and judicial arrangements of the EU. And it is very important to get that message across. I see a really optimistic, positive future for us.”
Mr Paterson, the former Environment Secretary, said Britain was being forced out of the EU after being left behind by the Eurozone countries as they effectively formed a “new country” by framing policies to support bankrupt economies such as Greece.
“We can never go there. We’re never, ever going to join the euro,” he said.
Mr Paterson said while it was legitimate for the Bank of England to explore the impact of leaving the EU, it should not view quitting as “a leap into some terrible black abyss”.
“There are various options which can deliver prosperity, increase jobs … which is as members of the single market. It isn’t either remain in the European Union or leap into the dark. There are other options.”
 breitbart

ISIS Jihadi Bride Estimates Michelle Obama’s Worth as ‘Slave Girl’ at $40



by Mary Chastain 

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has published an article in the latest issue of its magazine, Dabiq, by jihadi bride Umm Summayyah, estimating that First Lady Michelle Obama is only worth $40 on the terrorist group’s slave market. Summayyah also defends the rape of thousands of Yazidi females.
The article, titled “Slave Girls or Prostitutes,” justifies the horrific actions inflicted upon the females ISIS kidnaps as they spread their caliphate through Iraq and Syria. She also promised to bring this lavish slave market to the West.
“I swear by Allah, O you who feign to be knowledgeable and shout with falsehood in every gathering, surely the slave markets will be established against the will of the politically ‘correct’!” she wrote. “And who knows, maybe Michelle Obama’s price won’t even exceed a third of a dīnār, and a third of a dīnār is too much for her!”
One dinar is $139.
“Saby (taking slaves through war) is a great prophetic Sunnah containing many divine wisdoms and religious benefits, regardless of whether or not people are aware of this,” writes the woman, allegedly. “The Sīrah is a witness to our Prophet’s raiding of the kuffār. He would kill their men and enslave their children and women. The raids of the beloved Prophet convey this to us. Ask the tribes of Banī al-Mustaliq, Banī Quraydhah, and Hawāzin about this.”
She lists many occasions that Muhammad kidnapped and enslaved young females as justification. He even forced some to be his concubines, which she justifies as proper treatment of inferior females. Therefore, the men did not rape the women, she claims.
“Therefore, we do not humiliate them, but it is Allah who did so at the hands of His truthful slaves who did not wish for anything except for Allah’s word to be supreme and the kuffār’s words to be lowest,” she continued. “For that sake, they have exerted their souls and hearts. Their aim is sublimity for the religion and humiliation of whoever desires a religion other than Islam!”
The rape shows the girls the true meaning of life, which is to abide by Islam:
Ibnul-Jawzì said, “This means that they were captured and enchained. Once they realized the truth of Islam they entered it voluntarily, and thus they entered Jannah. So the coercion into captivity and chains was the first cause. It is as if he referred to coercion (into slavery) with the word chains. And because this was behind them entering Jannah, he regarded it as the cause.”
So whoever thinks that the ultimate aim of saby is pleasure, then he is a mistaken ignoramus. Otherwise, why did the Sahrī’ah urge kindness towards slaves as well as good treatment of them even if they are kuffār whom Allah humiliated by making them into slaves owned by the people of Islam. Yet He made their liberation from the lands of kufar a way for their salvation and guidance toward the straight path.
Summayyah writes that she never once saw an ISIS fighter force his slave girl to convert to Islam. All of the girls accept Islam on their own free will, she writes. This contradicts those who escape or are freed who tell the media about their life with ISIS. Dalia, 19, said militants from Turkey, Germany, and Chechnya participated in the slave market ISIS pushed her in. Some girls were as young as 12. ISIS released 216 hostages in April, including a pregnant nine-year-old.
“This girl is so young she could die if she delivers a baby,” explained Yousif Daoud, a Canadian-based aid worker. “Even a caesarian section is dangerous. The abuse she has suffered left her mentally and physically traumatized.”
“She was sexually abused by no fewer than 10 men,” she continued. “Most of them were frontline fighters or suicide bombers who are given girls as a reward.”
ISIS kidnapped Ahlam and her three children while her husband Mahmoud was shopping. The militants shipped them to a camp, which she described as a prison. ISIS killed those who tried to escape:
She recalls that two men, in their late 40s or 50s, tried to escape. When they were caught, their bones were broken, their bodies tied to the back of a truck and then driven through the streets.
The Yazidi captives were forced to watch the gruesome spectacle. The men’s corpses were then tossed into a ditch and an order given not to bury them.
ISIS then dragged out Ahlam’s in-laws and the other elderly people in the house. That is when she decided the family needed to escape:
They left at midnight. Ahlam cradled the baby, as her two other children, ages 3 and 4 years old, clutched at her clothes. She prayed the baby wouldn’t cry, that the children could keep walking.
They knew the general direction to take, but not the exact route, and they could only hope it was toward freedom.
“When the sun started to come up, I thought that’s it, we are going to get caught,” Ahlam says. “And what am I going to do with the kids? I can’t carry all three of them and run.”
Luckily, they made it to Iraqi Kurdistan and reunited with Mahmoud. Ahlam said ISIS considered her “impure,” as she was breastfeeding, which made her unfit to be a sex slave. The worst part of the eight months were the screams from the young women and girls ISIS did choose as sex slaves. Those screams haunt her, along with “the image of them being dragged away sobbing and screaming.”
 breitbart

Why I love 'hate speech'

By Mallory Millett 

I love Pamela Geller.  I have known and loved her for years.  She is a great American!  If only everyone who has the honor of calling himself American could grow courage like hers we would be un-terrorizable as a nation.  Pamela gets that we are at war and stands as an example for those of us who have lost our way.  
Many of you under fifty have been educated by the whackerino indoctrinators crowding reality out of our High Schools and Universities.  These liars and fantasists are so busy obliterating, truncating or revising history (when they're not entirely ignoring it), that our true history has drifted out the window like so much smoke wafting in the wind. As a consequence there are few Americans left to say, "Hey, whoa, that's not the way it goes...that's not the way it is"; especially when it comes to our Constitution.
The First Amendment is in the Constitution because not one scintilla of it could be taken for granted; it's an anomaly which needed to be boldly, emphatically, unequivocally stated due to it's being nonexistent in all of the places from which we ran to reach sanctuary on this continent.  There seems to be some grand misunderstanding that human rights or free speech has ever existed anywhere else 
But, the thing is...it didn't!
Forget about Greece.  I'm talking post-ancient.
The first time such rights came to be was the English Magna Carta, which mildly inspired such thinking. (Remember, many in 16th Century England lost their heads over "thought crimes.") It was America which took rights from that document and others and greatly elaborated on them. For this reason, the First Amendment needed to be drawn out most carefully so as not to be misconstrued.  
The entire point is that we have freedom of thought which flowers into freedom of speech.  Otherwise, if my speech can be curbed then so may my thought be curbed and then, of necessity, we will have "thought police."  America is where one comes to escape "thought police" who, to this day, predominate in the world.
Millions have died over this exact amendment. And here's the kicker:  the whole point is to cover detestable speech, the most hateful speech.  There would be no reason for its formation, were it just to cover acceptable speech.  It had to be put in there first and laid out meticulously as all the other freedoms are dependent upon it.  
Jonah Goldberg says, "She (Pamela) is contending that in America people are allowed to say offensive things (i..e. hate speech) without risking execution.  I am at a loss as to why anyone would disagree with that". 
I wholeheartedly stand behind that along with Judith Miller and Alan Dershowitz. As Jeanine Piro says, "The First Amendment is "an ABSOLUTE".  This is contrary to Leftists, who would  re conform our culture of liberty to please the tastes of savage, knife-wielding hordes. According to a report, one-half of Democrats and one-third of Republicans want to ban "hate-speech".  Whaaaa? Let’s just get rid of our sacred free thought amendment?

Has everyone forgotten Nazis are allowed to march in Skokie?  The KKK has the right of assembly and, by the way, Broadway just hauled in millions and many awards ridiculing, mocking and mercilessly pillorying The Book of Mormon.  If we harbored constraints against such stuff Don Rickles would have been separated from his head before we knew of him (wouldn’t you love to hear his riff on this?)

What is this new idea being put out by that wrecking-ball throng of teachers that anything is all right except hate speech!  Hate speech is the most protected speech. We're at liberty to spew hate-speech at anyone or anything. 
Except the Muslims? ...because they are threatening to murder us because we object to their murdering us?  You are kidding me! We are free to object to whatever we wish and to hate whomever we wish. Because some primitives are holding a knife to our throats we should just throw it in and say, "Aw, shucks, guys, we never really meant free-free?
The smartest thing to get rid of these clowns and their love of menace would be regularly to hold a "Mohammad cartoon contest" in every town in the USA with every newspaper and outlet publishing them.  They will either go away and show themselves so we can dispatch them; or develop an ability to laugh at themselves and their shibboleths like every other person living in this motley nation.  We've had the foul-mouthed "Book of Mormon", the infamous piss-Christ, the Polish jokes, the Irishmen jokes, the Jewish and Catholic jokes.  It's an all-inclusive culture.  Everyone and everything is fair game in America.
We should become a nation of Pamela Gellers.  "Je sius Pamela Geller" needs to be our battle cry just as "Je suis Charlie Hebdo" came out of Paris in the same fashion as the Danes in WWII, who, to the one, put on The Star of David to stymie the Nazis.  Oops! I forgot history's been erased from our mind-screens.  Look it up. Denmark, WWII, Star of David.  Google it, millennials.   
Pamela sussed these beasts out of the woodwork.  They were here and planning horrific violence.  Let us drag the "lone wolves" and “terror-cells” who have come to invade and butcher us out into the open so we can weed them from our garden.
They came to kill and got killed.  Perfect!  
Pamela saved each life of those they would have massacred in whichever mall, theatre, school, hospital, church or gathering they had in their sights.  These men were planning a big hit like the ones in Australia or Paris; the bazaars, mosques and schools where they've wreaked havoc on their fellow Muslims.  Never forget: they are murdering Muslims by the hundreds of thousands.  But Pamela brilliantly provoked them and voila! they showed themselves. She deserves a medal.  
That's well-executed warfare.
Where are the men?  Where are the Christians?  Where are the Jews?  Where are the sane non-homicidal Muslims about whom we hear?  The war is upon us now and we have no choice but to win. Who, in this nation, is ready to face losing to these cutthroats?  They are already secreted among us.  Daily, hourly, we are being infiltrated...Ann Arbor, Florida, Minnesota, Idaho, the more innocent the place the better for entrenchment.
To win we must become inventive and clever like Pamela.
We need to stand shoulder to shoulder with her just as the Obamaless heads of state marched shoulder to shoulder through Paris. And anyway, this has nothing to do with speech. These radicals are here for the express purpose of murdering every one of us at random regardless of who we are, what we have done or what we say!  
What has happened to Americans? You listened to the liberals for forty years and now you have Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore and the radical jihadists.  Oh, yeah, you liberals, you "free thinkers" who never saw provocative art you didn't worship...you now have the gall to denounce Pamela?  Yeah, we want you governing us as we face marauders...we want to stand shoulder to shoulder through the Revolutionary, Civil, and WWs I & II with such as you?
An Imam, in defending the fatwa on Pamela, had the gall to say, "You have to know that when you say such things there will be consequences!"  Pamela exploded, "Not in America, sir!  There are no punishing consequences for speech here."  She was forced to talk over his incessant shrieking to be heard.  "I am an American, sir, and, in America, you don't threaten my life over something I say."  The Imam was covering her words because the very idea of such freedom makes him hysterical.  He can't stop chattering as it's unbearably threatening to him.  Terrorists are terrified people.
There is only one thing we tolerant Americans absolutely will not tolerate and that is the startling intolerance of these religious radicals. We are in the throes of a great war, perhaps one of the last great wars on Earth and we must win it at all costs...but never at the cost of our consciences, standards or souls.
We, every man and woman, must be ready to rise to the occasion, well-armed, to defend our dear land. We got relaxed; brain-washed by fools in our Universities and Media which opened up voluminous vacuums and, of course, the rapacious invaders have arrived.  It's a simple law of physics:  "Nature abhors a vacuum." Nothing new!  Millennia old!  Are we really so ignorant as to insist on turning a blind eye to this monstrous assault?  We owe it to everyone who’s given life or limb in preserving this exact same liberty to close ranks against our predators.
The other day a Japanese statesman was quoted as saying that the thing the Japanese most feared about America throughout WWII was that so many individuals were armed.  They said they believed they could never conquer a country where every citizen was armed and ready.  Nuff said!

Asylum Seekers, Beheaders and Mega Mosques - One Month of Islam in Europe: April 2015

by Soeren Kern
  • Hackers claiming to belong to the Islamic State attacked TV5Monde, a French television network, and knocked it off the air globally. The network broadcasts in more than 200 countries. "Our websites and social media sites are no longer under our control." — Yves Bigot, Director General, TV5Monde.
  • "We hate no one. We fight for our freedom and hence we object to totalitarian Islam, but we do not hate Muslims.... I am happy that we in the Netherlands and in Germany are allowed to demonstrate against each other. Without violence. Without hatred." — Geert Wilders, Dresden, Germany, April 13, 2015.
  • "I've come here [to Syria] to behead infidels. I am ready. At some point, we'll be in Switzerland." — Jihadist who has had a Swiss passport since 1995, in a social media message.
In Austria, a new report from the Federal Criminal Police (Bundeskriminalamt) revealed that 34,070 illegal immigrants arrived in Austria in 2014, a 24% jump over 2013. Most of the migrants came from Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea and Kosovo. More than half, roughly 20,750 of the migrants, hired smugglers to bring them to Austria; the remainder arrived on their own. More than two-thirds of the migrants arrived from Italy (51.6%) and Hungary (34.4%).
On April 7, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz called on the European Union to launch a military operation against the Islamic State. He also called for a crackdown on so-called foreign fighters in Europe. Kurz said: "We are a militarily neutral country, but in terms of the Islamic State, our position is clear: Humanitarian aid for the victims is necessary, but much more needs to be done."
Also in April, a 17-year-old girl whose parents sent her to an Asian Muslim country to be married against her will was returned to Austria after she managed to alert the Austrian foreign ministry about her plight. Because of loopholes in the law, the girl's parents, Muslim immigrants still living in Austria, were not punished.
As a future deterrent, Austrian Justice Minister Wolfgang Brandstätter said the government would ask Parliament to approve an amendment to Section 106a of the Austrian criminal code to stipulate that anyone convicted of coercing someone into marriage could face up to five years in prison. Some 200 Austrian women and girls are subjected to a forced marriage each year.
Meanwhile, a "tolerance survey" found that 65% of Austrians are opposed to a family member converting to Islam, and 64% are opposed to the building of a mosque in their neighborhood.
In Britain, Irfan Chishti, an imam from the Rochdale Council of Mosques, warned that the reach of the Islamic State is spreading "far and fast" throughout the British Muslim community. "No one is immune to it, he said. "The tentacles of ISIS really are spreading so quickly, not just into homes but into palms, via the internet on phones."
On April 5, the Sunday Times reported as many as 100 Islamist teachers and teaching assistants could face lifetime bans from working in schools as a result of an investigation into their alleged links to the so-called Trojan Horse scandal. The paper revealed that the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), the profession's watchdog that can ban teachers from classrooms, was considering possible disciplinary cases against current and former staff members at schools in Birmingham, where hardline Islamists were attempting to take control of state schools.
In London, a court ruled that a Libyan immigrant, convicted of more than 70 criminal offenses, would be allowed to remain in the UK because he is an alcoholic. The 53-year-old man, who first came to Britain to study aeronautical engineering in 1981, successfully argued that he would face physical punishment and imprisonment in his homeland, where alcohol consumption is illegal. Judge Jonathan Perkins ruled that returning the man to Libya would "expose him to a risk of ill-treatment" and "interfere disproportionately with his private and family life."
In Birmingham, Mohammed Waqar, 23, and Mohammed Siddique, 60, pleaded not guilty to charges that they had beaten a ten-year-old boy at the Jamia Mosque in Sparkbrook for wrongly reciting the Koran. The two men face up to ten years in prison for the offense of cruelty to a person under 16.
More news about Islam in Britain during April 2015 can be found here.
In Bulgaria, public prosecutors pressed charges against eight Islamists for carrying out subversive activities. All of the defendants were accused of being members of an Islamic extremist group that spread Islamist propaganda, including calls for the establishment of Islamic Sharia law in Bulgaria. The move is part of a broader crackdown on Islamic extremism in the country, where Muslims make up approximately 10% of the total population.
In Denmark, a 23-year-old man from Copenhagen had his passport confiscated after he was suspected of attempting to join the Islamic State in Syria. It was the first use of a new law that came into effect on March 1 that gives police the right to confiscate passports and impose travel bans on Danish citizens suspected of planning to travel to Syria or Iraq to fight.
At least 115 Danes have become foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq since Syria's civil war broke out in 2011, 19 of whom have been killed, according to the Danish Security and Intelligence Service PET.
In France, Prime Minister Manuel Valls revealed that more than 1,550 French citizens or residents are involved in terrorist networks in Syria and Iraq. The figures have almost tripled since January 2014.
Addressing the National Assembly on April 13, Valls said that a controversial new law aimed at increasing the powers of French intelligence services was needed to prevent another Charlie Hebdo-style of attack in France. The law allows the intelligence services to carry out surveillance activities without first obtaining a judge's authorization. Valls refuted the idea that the law is the equivalent to a French "Patriot Act."
An opinion poll published on April 13 found that nearly two-thirds (63%) of French citizens were in favor of restricting civil liberties in order to combat terrorism. Only 33% said they were opposed to having their freedoms reduced, although this number increased significantly among younger respondents.
On April 27, the Justice Ministry said that French police are investigating 125 terrorism cases connected to the conflict in Syria. Most of the cases involve people hoping to help the Islamic State. Of the 166 people who have been taken in for questioning, 113 have been jailed and are awaiting trial. Justice Minister Christiane Taubira told Le Parisien newspaper that 39 cases have been opened, and 35 people charged, since the beginning of 2015.
On April 22, French police arrested Sid Ahmed Ghlam, a 24-year-old Algerian computer science student who was suspected of planning an attack on Christian churches in Villejuif, a suburb south of Paris. He was arrested after apparently shooting himself by accident. Police found three Kalashnikov assault rifles, handguns, ammunition and bulletproof vests, as well as documents linked to al-Qaeda and Islamic State, in his car and home. Police said Ghlam had expressed a desire to join the Islamic State in Syria.
On April 8, hackers claiming to belong to the Islamic State attacked TV5Monde, a French television network, and knocked it off the air globally. The network broadcasts in more than 200 countries. "We are no longer able to broadcast any of our channels. Our websites and social media sites are no longer under our control and are all displaying claims of responsibility by Islamic State," the broadcaster's director general Yves Bigot said. The hackers accused French President François Hollande of having committed "an unforgivable mistake" by joining a US-led military coalition carrying out air strikes against IS positions in Iraq and Syria.
On April 4, the rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris, Dalil Boubakeur, called for the number of mosques in France to be doubled over the next two years. Speaking at a gathering of French Islamic organisations in the Paris suburb of Le Bourget, Boubakeur said that 2,200 mosques are "not enough" for the "seven million Muslims living in France."
On April 15, a 21-year-old Muslim was arrested after destroying more than 200 gravestones at a Catholic cemetery in Saint-Roch de Castres, a town near Toulouse in southern France. Police said the man was sent to the hospital because he was in a "delusional state and unable to communicate."
Meanwhile, a 15-year-old Muslim girl in the northeastern town of Charleville-Mezieres was banned from class twice for wearing a long black skirt, which the head teacher considered to be a religious symbol and a violation of France's secularism laws.
In Germany, Dutch politician Geert Wilders addressed a rally of the German grassroots anti-Islamization movement known as PEGIDA in the eastern city of Dresden on April 13. Wilders said that there is "nothing wrong with being proud German patriots. There is nothing wrong with wanting Germany to remain free and democratic. There is nothing wrong with preserving our own Judeo-Christian civilization. That is our duty." He added:
"Most of the politicians, media, churches and academics are looking away from the threat of Islamization. They are afraid. But you are not.
"We hate no one. We fight for our freedom and hence we object to totalitarian Islam, but we do not hate Muslims. Neither do we hate our political opponents who are protesting here in Dresden against us. I am happy that we in Germany and the Netherlands are allowed to demonstrate against each other. Without violence. Without hatred."
Geert Wilders addresses a rally of PEGIDA supporters in Dresden, Germany, on April 13, 2015. (Image source: RT video screenshot)
On April 8, Federal Police Chief Dieter Romann revealed that more than 57,000 people had tried to enter the country illegally in 2014, a 75% jump in comparison to 2013. In addition, police arrested 27,000 people who had managed to enter the country and were living there illegally, a 40% jump. Most of the illegal immigrants were from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Kosovo, Serbia, Somalia and Syria.
On April 22, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, a center-right think tank based in Berlin, announced the launch of the "Muslimisches Forum Deutschland." The new forum aims to promote the voices of liberal Muslims in order to counter-balance the influence of conservative Muslim groups in Germany.
On April 30, police in Oberursel, a town near Frankfurt, foiled an alleged Islamic terror attack on a professional cycling race. Authorities detained a 35-year-old Turkish-German man and his 34-year-old Turkish wife. Police were alerted after the man attempted to purchase large amounts of bomb-making materials under a false name. Police said the couple was active in Frankfurt's Salafist community and were supporters of al-Qaeda.
In Greece, Chatitze Molla Sali, 65-year-old Muslim widow in north-eastern province of Thrace has taken an inheritance dispute to the European Court of Human Rights. After the woman's husband died in 2008, she was to receive his estate, but his family disputed the inheritance based on Islamic Sharia law.
Although Sali's won her case in a civil court, Greece's Supreme Court ruled in 2013 that matters of inheritance involving members of the Muslim minority must be settled by a mufti (Islamic scholar), in accordance with the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne, which allows minority communities in Greece and Turkey to live according to their existing religious customs.
The Greek government is apparently wary of abandoning the Lausanne Treaty for fear of retaliation against the Greek community in Turkey. Sali said: "I was overwhelmed. But I decided to fight and take the matter to the European Court of Human Rights. I'm a Greek citizen and Europe must uphold my rights."
In Hungary, plans emerged for the construction of a mega-mosque in Budapest. A YouTube video posted by the Turkish government's Religious Affairs Directorate, the Diyanet, shows an architectural rendition of a sprawling complex that includes a mosque with four towering minarets, a cultural center, a guest house and extensive gardens.
Also in April, controversy erupted over the Hungarian edition of French author Michel Houellebecq's new novel "Submission," which has a candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood winning the French presidential elections and introducing Islamic Sharia law in the country. While the cover of the French edition has no images whatsoever, the Hungarian cover shows an image of Mona Lisa covered in an Islamic veil. The French newspaper L'Obs claimed that it is a manifestation of "Islamophobia."
In Italy, supporters of the Islamic State posted photographs of well-known landmarks in Rome other Italian cities. The pictures included small pieces of paper that included the logo of the Islamic State along with threatening notes. One read: "We are on your streets, we are locating targets." Another read: "We are waiting for zero hour."
On April 24, police arrested 10 members of a jihadist cell that was accused of planning terror attacks in Italy, including a possible assassination attempt against the Pope. The cell, comprised of Pakistanis and Afghans, was operating from the island of Sardinia. Among those detained was Sultan Wali Khan, the head of the Islamic community of Olbia, a city in northeastern Sardinia. Police said intelligence intercepts indicated that Khan had been in regular contact with two Pakistani suicide bombers who were believed to have made their way to Rome. At least eight members of the cell remain at large.
Meanwhile, police in Sicily arrested 15 Muslim immigrants from the Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal for allegedly throwing 12 fellow passengers into the Mediterranean Sea during a voyage from Libya to Italy on the night of April 14. The victims were murdered because they were Christians. The men are being charged with homicide "aggravated by religious hatred."
In the Netherlands, a group of Muslim parents are suing the Dutch government for failing to prevent their children from travelling to Syria to join the Islamic State. The lawsuit is being initiated by Mohamed Nidalha, a Moroccan immigrant living in Leiden, whose Dutch-born son Reda is now in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State.
In an interview with Radio West, Nidalha said he went to the police asking for help, but they told him they could do nothing because Reda, who is now 20 years old, was an adult when he decided to travel to Syria last summer.
According to Nidalha, Reda was radicalized through the Internet, where he came into contact with jihadist recruiter aptly named Abu Jihad. In a phone call, Reda told his sister that he travelled to Syria to "help small children and raped women."
Nidalha said he decided to file the lawsuit after Turkish police arrested a 27-year-old Dutch woman from Leiden in early April who was allegedly attempting to travel to Syria. Turkish authorities said the woman, identified only as Monique S., was arrested at a hotel in Antalya, where she was waiting to be taken to Syria. Based on an Interpol arrest warrant, Turkey sent the woman back to the Netherlands. According to Nidalha, there is a double standard at play because Monique was returned to the Netherlands but Reda was not.
Meanwhile, a 23-year-old jihadist from Amsterdam named Omar H. was reportedly killed on the battlefield in northern Syria. He had slipped out of the Netherlands in late 2014. The Islamic State congratulated Omar's parents over the death of their son. Another Dutch jihadi said: "Omar has become a martyr, just like he had hoped. It sounds cruel, but I am glad for him and his family."
In Norway, the Dagbladet newspaper on April 23 reported that an Islamic State fighter who was filmed beheading a man in the Syrian city of Raqqa is a Norwegian who goes by the name Abu Shahrazaad al-Narwegi (Arabic for the Norwegian). The victim was a former Sharia judge who had tried to escape from the Islamic State and settle in Qatar. Norwegian police estimate that more than 140 Norwegians have joined the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
In Spain, police in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia arrested eleven members of a jihadist cell that was planning to behead a random person in Barcelona. The cell, which prosecutors say was actively recruiting jihadists for the Islamic State, is also accused of planning to bomb public and private buildings in Catalonia, including a Jewish bookstore in Barcelona.
The cell — known as the Islamic Brotherhood for the Preaching of Jihad — was broken up on April 8, when more than 350 police officers conducted seven raids in five Catalan municipalities. According to police, the cell's primary objective was to show that terrorist attacks such as those perpetrated by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria could be carried out in the West.
In Switzerland, a 25-year-old man became the first suspected Swiss jihadist to be prevented from travelling abroad when he was arrested at Zurich airport on April 7 before boarding a flight to Turkey. The individual, whose identity has not been made public, was released on April 20. He has been banned from travelling and has had his passport and ID confiscated.
According to the Swiss Federal Intelligence Service, there have been 55 known cases of people leaving Switzerland between 2001 and September 2014 to fight in jihadist conflicts — including 35 just since May 2013. Of the total, 31 went to Iraq or Syria, while 24 went to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia.
On April 18, a 21-year-old Swiss-Turkish jihadist who was holding his wife and child "hostage" in Syria released them near the town of Reyhanli, on the Syrian-Turkish border. The woman, a German national who converted to Islam, followed the man to Turkey in October 2014 thinking that the couple would be vacationing there. Once in Turkey, however, the husband took the woman to the Idlib region of Syria and held here there against her will. The child was born in March.
The woman's plight came to light in early March, when Swiss public television's Rundschau news program aired an audio clip from the woman saying: "I want to go home. Please help me."
The Swiss Federal Prosecutor's Office said the man, who has had a Swiss passport since 1995, joined the al-Nusra Front, a branch of al-Qaeda operating in Syria and Lebanon. In a social media message, he wrote: "I've come here [to Syria] to behead infidels. I am ready. At some point we'll be in Switzerland."
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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Rally in Support of 17-Year-Old Who Received Death Threats for Charlie Hebdo Tribute

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by Sarkis Zeronian


Teachers, students and parents rallied at a French school this week in support of a pupil who received death threats for publishing an edition of the school newspaper in support of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, reports AFP. The 17-year-old student published the special edition in January after Islamist terrorists went on a killing spree in Paris murdering 17 and paralysing the city with fear for three days. The special edition, titled “Je Suis Charlie” after the slogan that went viral globally following the attack, carried poems, essays and drawings but did not include any of Charlie Hebdo’s Mohammed cartoons.
Louis, whose surname has not been given, told AFP: “It was a tribute to the 17 victims without discrimination – for Jews, journalists, police officers.” The New York Post has reported that the father of a student at the school was among the 12 killed.
Police are now looking into death threats against Louis, including seven letters in total, two of which contained bullets and others swastikas. Some were sent to his home, others placed in his school locker. The last one received earlier this month “seemed like an ultimatum” he said. A bullet was also mailed to his parents. Louis’ mother has expresses concerns about the mental state of her son, who only sleeps a few hours a night, carries two tear gas cannisters on him at all times and does not go out alone.
After expressing their concerns that not enough was done to protect the school or stop the threats, teachers, parents and pupils demonstrated outside the Marcelin-Berthelot lycée in the Paris suburb of Saint-Maur-des-Fosses on Thursday.
AFP reports that the authorities are now taking the matter very seriously. Education authorities have pledged to strengthen school security and Louis will have special police protection should it be necessary. In addition the threatening letters are being subjected to biological Analysis
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Raising the Veil: Dutch Government Aims to Partially Ban Niqab

by Sarkis Zeronian


The government of the Netherlands yesterday approved a bill for a partial ban on Islamic face-covering veils worn in public, rejecting a stricter ban previously proposed by Geert Wilders. Those choosing to ignore the new law by wearing a burqa and niqab in specifically outlawed situations could face fines up to €405 (£288). The bill must now be sent to Netherland’s Council of State to be debated.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his government was introducing the bill for “specific situations where it is essential for people to be seen” or for security reasons. The government said it “sees no reason for a general ban that would apply to all public places.”
He explainded that the law was not underpinned by religion but was to aid communication. A government statement released after the cabinet backed Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk‘s bill said:
“Face-covering clothing will in future not be accepted in education and healthcare institutions, government buildings and on public transport.”
The earlier bill looking to ban face-covering veils worn on the street will be withdrawn in favour of the new one. That more comprehensive ban dated from Rutte’s previous administration, a government supported by Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom. The new bill formed part of the 2012 coalition agreement between Rutte’s People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy and the Labour Party.
In proposing the draft law the government says it “tried to find a balance between people’s freedom to wear the clothes they want and the importance of mutual and recognisable communication.”
Several other European countries are reported to be considering their own bans following laws already in force elsewhere.
France introduced a ban on the burqa in 2010, fining those wearing full-face veils in public up to €150 (£106). That law was backed by the European Court of Human Rights in 2014. On that occasion judges rejected claims the ban breached religious freedom and upheld the law saying it encouraged citizens to “live together”. Belgium brought in a similar ban in 2011.
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Payoff Scandal: Child Protection Chief Who Failed to Speak Out About Pakistani Gangs Rehired on £1k a Day

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by Nick Hallett


A senior child protection officer who was criticised for failing to speak out about widespread sexual abuse by Pakistani gangs has quit her post with a six-figure payoff, only to be immediately rehired on almost £1,000 a day. Sue Berelowitz, who was deputy children’s commissioner for England, received a £134,000 payoff when she took voluntary redundancy at the end of last month, but was rehired the next day as a consultant.
She caused anger in 2012 when she wrote a report denying there was a growing number of Pakistani grooming gangs in Rochdale and Rotherham, insisting that abuse was carried out by men of all backgrounds. However, an independent inquiry later found that at least 1,400 children in Rotherham had been abused by man of mainly Pakistani descent between 1997 and 2013.
Victims’ groups and MPs have described the move as scandalous and the Times reports Treasury officials have launched an inquiry into the re-hiring. A spokeswoman said: “It’s wrong for someone to take redundancy payments then be immediately rehired as an external consultant.”
Labour MP Keith Vaz, who formerly served as head of the Home Affairs Select Committee, added: “There is no justification for a public official to receive such a huge sum of money to then continue to do the same work.”
The case is another example of a “revolving door” culture in Whitehall where pubic officials are rehired as outside consultants after receiving lucrative redundancy payoffs. Ms Berelowtiz’s severance package was especially large at twice the usual rate for a civil servant because the Office of the Children’s Commissioner decided to treat it as a “special” payment.
Simon Danczuk, Labour MP for Rochdale, said: “At a time when frontline police officers are struggling to deal with a major increase in the reporting of child abuse, it’s a disgrace that taxpayers’ money is being frittered away like this. This is yet another ugly example of quango largesse and zero accountability. How can this possibly be good value for money for the taxpayer?”
The father of a girl who was abused in Rotherham said the arrangement was “scandalous”, adding: “I don’t think she should have accepted that amount.”
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Hamas, Europe and How to Get a State

by Uzay Bulut
  • Denmark's Foreign Minister, Martin Lidegaard, did not of course address the question: If your neighbor is trying to import weapons while threatening to kill you, what are you supposed to do about that? He also did not address the similar blockade of Gaza by Egypt, which faces the same problem. The more terror tunnels Hamas members build, the more respect they get from the West.
  • As someone born and raised a Muslim in the Middle East, and still living there, I can assure Europeans officials that if they think the recognition of Hamas and Palestinian statehood would encourage Hamas to change its charter and abandon its terrorists attacks, they could not be more wrong. Why then should Hamas change its charter or tactics, or commit itself to a peaceful resolution, when its current terror tactics seem to be working so magnificently?
  • "We do not distinguish between what was occupied in the 1940s and what was occupied in the 1960s... We will continue until the very last usurper is driven out of our land." – Sheik Nizar Rayan, a Hamas leader, Gaza, 2005.
  • The EU authorities speak about "peace talks," and a "two-state solution;" Hamas does not. Hamas openly rejects them. If one compares the language these governments use with the language Hamas officials use, they would appear to live on different galaxies. To Hamas, and apparently to many countries in Europe, Israel as no right to defend itself and no right to exist. But Europe is ready to prop up, with unconditional support, racist, anti-humanitarian organizations such as the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. Is this really the spirit of pluralism, humanism and tolerance these "good," "moral" European governments and the Vatican support?
This month, the Vatican signed the first treaty with "the state of Palestine," which it had already recognized in 2012.
The Vatican is not the only European state to have recognized the Hamas and Abbas government as an independent state. The Vatican is just the latest member of a trend that speaks volumes about how alarmingly clueless European states are about the conflict in the region and how blind they have become to see who actually causes terrorism and killings there.

Pope Francis greets Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican, May 16, 2015. (Image source: RT video screenshot)


Sadly, last year, Europe showed that terrorism and threats to commit genocide might just be the best way to acquire national independence.
In October 2014, the Britain's House of Commons voted in favor of symbolic motion that stands as initial stage of UK recognition of a "Palestinian state."
Then Sweden's government became the first major European country officially to recognize the state of "Palestine."
Shortly after that, the lower house of Spain's parliament voted overwhelmingly to recognize "Palestine" as a state, and then the Portuguese parliament did the same.
Into the bargain, call it a bonus, Finland and Denmark (in Copenhagen, before it was hit with a terror attack -- like those with which Israel has been contending for decades -- warned Israel of EU sanctions. Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja said Israel could face EU sanctions over its actions in Palestinian areas.
In September, Denmark's Foreign Minister, Martin Lidegaard, said that if Israel does not commit to end its "blockade" of Gaza and stop "illegal settlements," then tougher steps should be adopted. "If nothing happens in the peace talks this time," he said, "and if we don't see a new pattern of response from Israel's side, then we will need to discuss the possibility of taking new steps, including changes to our trade relations with Israel." He did not, of course, address the question: If your neighbor is trying to import weapons while threatening to kill you, what are you supposed to do about that? He also did not address the similar blockade of Gaza by Egypt, which faces the same problem.
Finally, as the ultimate prize, on December 17, 2014, the General Court of the European Union, the second-highest court in the bloc, declared that it had removed Hamas from the list of terrorist organizations: "Hamas should no longer be included on an influential list of international terrorist organizations."
Have these parliaments and courts not read Hamas's charter, especially in its Article 7, which openly calls for genocide against the Jews, not only in Israel, but all over the world? Have the not heard the saying in much of the Arab world: "First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people" -- namely, Europe's Christians?[1] Have they not seen how Islamic extremists have been targeting Christians and others not only in the Middle East but right there among them in the West?
Is this really the spirit of pluralism, humanism and tolerance these "good," "moral" European governments and the Vatican support?
The EU authorities speak about "peace talks" and "a two state solution;" Hamas does not. Not only has Hamas never cared about such niceties; it openly rejects them. The more Hamas calls for the destruction of Israel and murder of all the Jews, the more the Western governments incomprehensibly seem to interpret this as a call for peace. If one compares the language these governments use with the language Hamas officials use, they would appear to live on different galaxies.
In July, 2014, Hamas once more made it clear that "peace" is not its aim. When an Arabic-language television interviewer asked Mushir Al Masri, a Hamas MP and media spokesman, "Is there a proposal of Hamas?" he responded: "This is just the nonsense of the Zionists and a dream of theirs to live in peace and calmness for 10 years. We shall keep disturbing the Zionists until the last of the Zionists leaves our Palestinian land. Because every truce is temporary for a certain period of time. We are not talking about a long term truce. We are not talking about a peace agreement.
"'A truce' in the dictionary of the resistance means preparing for the next battle," he said. "Our resistance will keep on developing, producing and filling its arsenals and in the production of surprising elements for the next battles until the Zionist enemy leaves our land, with the help of Allah."
"In Islam peace has a different meaning," wrote the scholar Diane Weber Bederman. "And it is important that we understand that meaning when we talk about peace with Muslim leaders, especially those who represent Hamas, Hezbollah, ISIS, al Qaeda. Peace in Islam means submission to Allah. The ultimate meaning of Islamic peace is all of us living in Dar-al-Islam—the house of submission."
During last summer's war, started by Hamas rockets fired into Israel, the journalist Arsen Ostrovsky wrote: "In the last 24 hours alone, over 120 rockets have been fired on southern Israel. That's approximately five rockets per hour --" at a country the size of Vancouver Island.
At the end of that operation, Hamas once more showed that its struggle is all about destruction: hundreds of dead and wounded people – institutionalized human sacrifice -- used as propaganda for the television cameras. To Hamas, and apparently to many countries in Europe, Israel has no right to defend itself and no right to exist. But Europe is ready to prop up with unconditional support racist, anti-humanitarian organizations such as Palestinian Authority and Hamas?
As someone born and raised a Muslim in the Middle East, and still living there, I can assure European officials that if they think that the recognition of Hamas and Palestinian statehood would encourage Hamas to change its charter and leave its terrorist attacks, they could not be more wrong. Perhaps the Europeans are just hoping that if they keep on paying diplomatic "protection" and keep on giving terrorists what they say they want, the terrorists will see to it that nothing (more) blows up in their cities. Or maybe they are just currying favor for business contracts or Muslim votes.
In 2010, Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahhar said: "Have we given up our lands occupied in 1948? We demand the liberation of the West Bank, and the establishment of a state in the West Bank and Gaza, with Jerusalem as its capital – but without recognizing [Israel]. This is the key – without recognizing the Israeli enemy on a single inch of land....This is our plan for this stage – to liberate the West Bank and Gaza, without recognizing Israel's right to a single inch of land, and without giving up the Right of Return for a single Palestinian refugee."
Sheik Nizar Rayan, a Hamas "political" leader, said at a rally in Gaza, in 2005:
We will not rest until we liberate all our land, all our Palestine. We do not distinguish between what was occupied in the 1940s and what was occupied in the 1960s. Our Jihad continues, and we still have a long way to go. We will continue until the very last usurper is driven out of our land."
Hamas is harmful not only to Israel, but also to its own Gazan people. Hamas has reportedly carried out, with perfunctory trials at best, public executions by firing squads against alleged "collaborators" -- their own citizens who oppose Hamas terrorism -- possibly as "examples" to others in the Gaza Strip.
The engagement by Hamas in war-profiteering and financial corruption is also no secret. "With multi-million-dollar land deals, luxury villas and black market fuel from Egypt, Gaza's rulers made billions while the rest of the population struggled with 38-percent poverty and 40-percent unemployment," wrote Doron Peskin, a Middle East expert in regional economies.
The Institute for Palestine Studies published a detailed report on Gaza's terror tunnels in the summer of 2012. Hamas used child labor to construct underground network in Gaza, work which resulted in a large number of child deaths: "At least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials," the report noted.
Hamas also openly declares that it engages in Jihad against the Jews in Israel and worldwide. Do European governments call for and enforce the demilitarization of Gaza until Hamas officials change their charter and abandon terrorist attacks? No, they recognize Hamas and a "Palestinian state."
The more terror tunnels Hamas members build and the more terror attacks they carry out, the more support they get from the West. The more Jews they kill, the more they are respected.
The more they exploit their own children and use them as human shields, they more "heroic" they become in the eyes of the West.
The more cartoons they broadcast on their children's channel indoctrinating Palestinian children why they should "shoot all the Jews" or "kill the Christians and Jews – to the last one," the more recognition and "aid money" they get.
Why then should Hamas change its charter or tactics, or commit itself to non-violence and a peaceful resolution when its terror tactics seem to be working so magnificently?
The Western governments should stop projecting their own wishes onto Hamas and should see Hamas as it really is: A terrorist group with a genocidal agenda that must be demilitarized for the future of all of us.
Recognizing Hamas or a Palestinian state does not mean protecting Palestinians. Palestinians can only be protected by stopping their incitement. That can be done in one minute and with no money. Europe and the West can also insist that all future funding be linked to their educating their children for peace instead of war. The funding first needs to be linked to changes, as worked so well in Russia with the Jackson-Vannick Amendment, which predicated all grain to the Soviet Union on allowing its people to leave. The finding then needs to be payed out in installments, after the changes have been made -- and maintained. No education for peace, no funding. It is only by changing the expectations of the Palestinians about what is acceptable – and by staying committed to those changes over time – in addition to the direct negotiations with Israel to which the Palestinians are committed under international law – that will actually build a Palestine mature enough to have a state.
The Pope was wise enough to see that the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas could be – but was not yet– "an angel of peace." Egypt and Jordan live in peace side-by-side with Israel. The Palestinians could, too. Just not now.

[1] About the "Saturday people," Hamas's former minister of culture, Atallah Abu Al-Subh, has said: "The Jews are the most despicable and contemptible nation to crawl upon the face of the Earth, because they have displayed hostility to Allah."
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Friday, May 22, 2015

New Issue of ISIS Magazine: We Can Buy a Nuclear Weapon from Pakistan

by Mary Chastain 

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) claims it has access to nuclear weapons through the nation of Pakistan, according to an article by longtime ISIS captive John Cantlie in the latest issue of their official magazineDabiq.
In “The Perfect Storm,” allegedly penned by the British Cantlie, the group asserts that they possess billions, enough to buy a nuclear bomb “’from weapons dealers with links to corrupt officials’ in Pakistan.” If they cannot buy the weapon, Cantlie writes, the group would be satisfied with buying a “few thousand tons of ammonium nitrate explosive.”
“Let me throw a hypothetical operation onto the table,” Cantlie allegedly writes. “The Islamic State has billions of dollars in the bank, so they call on their wilāyah in Pakistan to purchase a nuclear device through weapons dealers with links to corrupt officials in the region. It’s the sum of all fears for Western intelligence agencies and it’s infinitely more possible today than it was just one year ago.
“And if not a nuke, what about a few thousand tons of ammonium nitrate explosive? That’s easy enough to make.”
Analysts believe the black-market sales of artifacts and antiques have generated billions for the Islamic State. The militants have destroyed dozens of ancient shrines, churches, and museums, claiming that they promote idolatry. But people within cities tell media outlets these same militants ransack the places of their priceless items to sell on the black market. The terrorist group also forces people within their caliphate to pay enormous fines and taxes. When they captured Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, they told the Christians to leave, convert to Islam, or pay a protection tax (jizya).
“They’ll [Isis] be looking to do something big, something that would make any past operation look like a squirrel shoot, and the more groups that pledge allegiance the more possible it becomes to pull off something truly epic,” continued the article. “Remember, all of this has happened in less than a year. How more dangerous will be the lines of communication and supply a year on from today?”
There is no way to confirm that Cantlie wrote the text of the article. ISIS kidnapped the British photojournalist two years ago. He has appeared in many propaganda videos, mainly those intended to show Muslims in the West that life in the Islamic State is normal, if not better, than life for Muslims in the West. The latest video was about Aleppo, Syria, to portray the city “as functional and productive.” However, Cantlie said this video was the last in his series. The militant group did not comment on the video or release any information as to whether Cantlie is still alive.
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Europe could be overrun with white South Africans who 'have the right to return'

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Europe could be overrun by white South Africans who believe they have "the right to return" to Europe, according to a shocking petition.It calls on the European Commission (EC) to allow all white South Africans to obtain automatic European citizenship. The petition has already gained more than 1,000 supporters in just half a day. Rodrigo de Campos, who started the campaign, is gaining support for his belief that the "white South African population currently faces ethnic cleansing and persecutions" at the hands of the ruling ANC government, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party and "various individual anti-white aggressors". He also says: "Over 4000 white farmers have been brutally murdered, often including torture and rape and mutilation." An increasing number of supporters believe the solution to this is for white South African's - and white Zimbabweans and Namibians - to be allowed to "return" to whatever nation the majority of their ancestors are from - which in most cases is the Netherlands or the UK. The petition compares white South Africans to Jews being allowed citizenship in Israel. It says: "Based on the Israeli government's policy of allowing all Jews the right to return to Israel, we believe it is not only advisable but morally obligatory that Europe should allow all white South Africans the right to return." Currently South Africans, of any colour, applying for British Citizenship have to tick all the boxes people from any other country outside the EU have to. This includes having lived in the UK for at least five years before applying - usually on a work visa.Susan Mulder, who signed the petition from Cape Town, said: "My life and the lives of my children are at risk daily. "We love SA but are no longer welcome here in the country our ancestors built. "We have no option but to ask for your help." Another supporter of the petition is Marischka Davies, living in Liverpool. She said: "I am a naturalised British citizen yet my mom is stuck on her own in South Africa. "She should be growing old with her daughter and granddaughter. "She has been attacked with an AK47 held to her head and is alone and traumatised. She deserves to be free from living in fear." While Matty de Bruyn, in Cape Town, simply said: "There is no hope for the white man in South Africa." The UK's South African population comes in at just over half a million and unlike South Africa itself, most South Africans in the UK are not ethnically black, but white. According to census date, more than 800,000 white South Africans moved overseas - mainly to Britain, Australia and New Zealand - between 1991 and 2001.
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Blumenthal Passed Material to Hillary from His Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Son

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by Daniel Greenfield 

 A little reminder now that Sid’s emails to Hillary are in the spotlight again. As I pointed out a few years ago, Sidney Blumenthal was feeding material to Hillary from his radically anti-Israel son, Max Blumenthal.
Furthermore Blumenthal was feeding her material from his infamous son Max Blumenthal, who is not only radically anti-Israel, but has been trying to sell the idea that the “Innocence of Muslims” trailer led to the murder of the Benghazi four. At least one of Max Blumenthal’s anti-Israel pieces was promoted by the Jewish Community Center shooter as proof his his anti-Semitic theories.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has labeled Blumenthal an anti-Semite and his comments earned him a spot in the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s “Top 10” list of anti-Semitic slurs.
•Blumenthal’s “works” have been cited and praised by radical extremists and neo-Nazis  and have been featured on the anti-Semitic blog, Electronic Intifada as well as the neo-Nazi Internet forum, Stormfront.
•Blumenthal’s comments have been cited with approval by Frazier Glenn Miller, the KKK murderer who massacred three people at two separate Jewish community centers in Overland Park, Kansas.
•The Left-leaning Forward referred to Blumenthal’s book as so anti-Israel it, “makes even anti-Zionists blush.”
•Prominent liberal Eric Alterman of The Nation referred to Blumenthal’s book as a screed that belongs in the “Hamas
And Max Blumenthal called for the destruction of Israel and the ethnic cleansing of the Jews.
Blumenthal gives a convoluted answer that comes down to this: “There should be a choice placed to the settler-colonial population” (meaning the entire Jewish population of Israel): “Become indigenized,” that is, “you have to be part of the Arab world.” Or else…? “The maintenance and engineering of a non-indigenous demographic majority is non-negotiable.”
Lustick appears stunned. And not only Lustick. Philip Weiss, founder and co-editor of Mondoweiss, who was in the audience, wrote afterwards, in a rare rebuke of his own writer, that he saw “some intolerance in that answer.”
We live in a “multicultural world,” Weiss wrote. There should be room for Israelis. “The issue in the end involves the choice between an Algerian and a South African outcome.” Mass expulsion versus coexistence. “I’m for the South African outcome.”
Blumenthal isn’t. It’s a chilling moment, even for the anti-Zionists among us.”
Sidney Blumenthal was passing material from his son in Egypt to Hillary Clinton. In Egypt, Max Blumenthal had taken a pro-Muslim Brotherhood line, blaming the Egyptian military and liberals.
After a popular uprising removed Morsi from power, Blumenthal was whining that the Egyptian media was Islamophobic for criticizing the Brotherhood’s atrocities.
“We’ve seen the demonization of Palestinians from the current–from the new coup regime and in state media, you know, claims that Hamas, they government of Gaza, is sending its members into the Sinai to create havoc, that Palestinians are involved in the pro-Morsi protests and are attacking people, which is false…
And it’s all an attempt to portray the Brotherhood in what is really Islamophobic terms as a terrorist group.”
Aside from reminding everyone of his sympathies for the Brotherhood, Max Blumenthal is echoing the Islamist use of “Islamophobia” against other Muslims. It’s arguably Takfiri rhetoric that we’re seeing from groups such as CAIR filtering into the rhetoric of their left allies.
Then Max Blumenthal, being the crazy bigot that he is, tried to predictably blame the whole thing on the Jews.
So Netanyahu’s been on the phone with Obama and members of his administration, demanding that he not withhold aid or withdraw aid to Egypt, even though it doesn’t really doesn’t matter at this point strategically for Egypt, because they have such large commitments from the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, as you mentioned. And a columnist for The Jewish Daily Forward, J. J. Goldberg, put it in really crude terms yesterday when he said on Twitter that the U.S. shouldn’t withhold the aid to Egypt because it’s bad for the Jews. I mean, that’s sort of dangerous language.
This was part of the toxic waste coming to Hillary through the Blumenthal pipeline. It would be interested to consider what impact this had on our foreign policy.
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Child Beating Imam Gets Away With Suspended Sentence

 Raza Ul-Mustafa Sabir

by Oliver Lane 

Raza Ul-Mustafa Sabir kicked, beat, and dragged around children in his care when they came to the mosque every day for instruction in the Koran, but he has only been given a ‘slap on the wrist’ after the court considered his not having a criminal record stood him in good stead. Derby crown court heard how Sabir lashed out at a nine year-old boy after he was unable to correctly recite a page from the Koran, leaving him bruised. The boy reported how the Imam had thrown him to the ground, and then proceeded to kick him. The boy later told an adult Sabir had been “hurting them”, and the imam, who was standing in for his father at the Jamia Nizamia mosque during his extended absence in Pakistan for ‘family reasons’, was arrested.
Although this court case was addressing the experience of one boy, the court believed it was not an “isolated incident” but banned him from teaching for just five years. He will also do 120 hours of unpaid work in the community, and has been required to pay court costs of £700.
In addition to filling his father’s boots at the Victorian corner shop-turned Mosque, Breitbart London can reveal Sabir is also a frequent contributor to online forum paklinks.com, where he has made a remarkable 12,000 posts. Writing under the pseudonym FBI786, Sabir wrote lengthy posts on a diverse range of subjects including his personal interpretations of Sharia law, pornography, and his ‘beloved’ Pakistan.
In one thread, Sabir writes at length about cosmetic surgery and Sharia, deeming breast implants and face lifts to be against the will of God. In another, he lashes out at Muslims in Western countries who celebrate St. Valentines day in a  comprehensive 7,200 word rant in which pours scorn both on the fornicating kaffir (non Muslims), and recited passages of the Koran damning Muslims who express positive emotions towards non-Muslims.
On pornography, his views are simple – viewing it as a man will “lead you to hellfire”, but even worse are women whose men enjoy pornography, labelling them all as ‘worse than homosexuals’.
Sabir vowed in court he would take teacher training, and return to instructing Muslim youth again once his ban had expired.
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The UK’s Rape Jihad: A Survivor’s Tale

by Pamela Geller 

For years now, Muslim rape gangs in Britain have operated with impunity, preying upon non-Muslim girls while terrified authorities stood by and did nothing, for fear of being accused of “racism.” One of them recently contacted me and told me her harrowing story:
I was the victim of Muslim grooming gangs for well over a decade.
I was very young when it started. I have a very fuzzy memory of the very beginning. My childhood friend remembers me being picked up from a primary school by an older man and being given ketamine, coming home completely out of it, with lots of new underwear, so it began earlier than I remember. My parents worked a lot, so they weren’t really around to notice anything. My friend did at some point tell my parents, but I’m not sure when she did that.
We ended up moving areas, but not too far, now my earliest clear memory starts at 14, we had moved house. I was waiting to be accepted into a school, from what I remember. This man, the very same man picking me up from primary school came to my parents’ home while they were out working, and while my brother was at his school. It was a morning. His name was Jason, I don’t know if he was a Muslim. He was 28 or in his early 30s.  
I was quite naive. He had come to take photos of me for a modelling portfolio — at least that’s what he said. They ended up being pictures in my underwear. Eventually he said we needed a different environment and asked if there was a bedroom we could use. I took him to my parents’ bedroom. I thought nothing of it, I didn’t realise it would get worse.
He took more pictures. Then he told me to take everything off and gave me some stockings to out on. I remember the feeling of my stomach turning over, I was really scared. But I did as I was told.
As far as I am aware, I had never been naked in front of a man before then. It’s hard to know with what my friend has recently told me about the ketamine.
Anyway, more pictures were taken. After awhile, I heard my brother come through the door with his friends. It would have been school lunchtime. I panicked, jumped up and held the door shut, I shouted to him not to come up the stairs as I had just got out of the bath. By the time I turned around Jason had taken off his clothes. Again I was shocked. I’d never seen a naked man before. In fact, I’d never even kissed a boy. 
I felt myself going red with embarrassment. I told him he would have to go as soon as my brother left. He told me I had better be quiet or my brother would hear me and my parents would find out what I had been up to. He forced himself into me and raped me. I remember him laughing and saying to me, you’re a virgin, aren’t you. 
I’ll never forget the smug look on his face in that moment. When he was done with me, he threw money into the bed and told me to buy some nice underwear and that he would be in touch.
The minute he left, I ran a hot bath and just lay on the floor crying while I waited for it to fill.
I felt so ashamed and dirty.
Everything changed that day. I didn’t come out of my room unless I had to. I barely ate. I hated myself.
It wasn’t long until he was back in touch, demanding that I see his friends. The majority were Pakistani Muslim men. If I objected, he threatened to show my parents the photos of me.
I was terrified of them finding out, so I did as I was told.
When the pictures didn’t bother me anymore, and I objected, I would get beatings instead. My ribs were kicked in several times, leaving massive bruises. I was hit with a chain. I was gang raped. I became very compliant, because saying no always lead to much worse. The lives of my family were threatened by Justin and his friends: they said my house would be burned down while we slept, or people would come with baseball bats. I didn’t want my family hurt, so I just did everything I was told.
I have seen some horrendous things, heard some disgusting things when they talked amongst each other about the evil things they do to their wives. The men often spoke in groups about the horrific things they did to their wives and other women. I had to sit and listen.
I was made to talk to their wives on the phone while they raped me, on many occasions. They found it funny, the men. 
I have also been through some unimaginable things. I have had a knife held to my throat while I was raped and told by my rapist that he could kill me then put me under the floorboards of his home and no one would know because he was going to Pakistan in a week. I was 16 or 17 years old.
I have had a drill held to my knee while I was sat in a lounge room with around 6 other men, who all laughed and talked in their own language. All of these men were Pakistani Muslims. This all happened while they were waiting for their turn to rape the girl in the other room. This is how they worked. It was a bit like a production line.
I remember it all very well. I would be taken to one of many places, the back of a shop, a takeaway, a taxi office, a barber shop, wooded areas or countrysides very late at night, which was terrifying (they threatened to leave me there once). Most of all I was taken to houses or flats, on the odd occasion a hotel. A lot of the time I was taken to flats they were renovating.
After some time I was no longer having to see just one man at a time as standard. I would be taken to a flat by 2 or 3 men, and when we got there, most often there would be more men waiting inside — on average around 8 men one after the other.
I’d be put in a room and told to take off all of my clothes. I would have to lay there and each man would take his turn one after the other, sometimes some of them would come back again. Sometimes more would show up.
I wasn’t allowed to move, clean myself up, until they were all finished with me. I was not allowed to leave that bed even to use the bathroom until they said so, and most of the time there was no running water or toilet paper, at very best there was cold running water. None of the men used protection, so I caught multiple STIs several times. I wasn’t allowed to use protection. I felt disgusting, so dirty.
Each time I was taken off with these men, sometimes this would happen two or three times a day. Whenever they wanted me, I had to go, whatever time of day it was. I missed a lot of school because of this.
It didn’t matter if I was crying while they raped me, they would laugh and do it anyway.
Just to list some of the things they did to me:
I have had a razor blade squeezed into the palm of my hand.
I have had a knife to my throat more than once. Also a knife held to my stomach.
I have been told how I could be murdered and put under the floorboards by a Muslim man while he raped me, holding the knife in one hand, my wrists pinned to the bed with the other.
I’ve been taken to the woods after midnight and threatened to be left there if I didn’t do as asked.
I’ve been peed on, spat on, slapped, kicked, punched, called a white whore.
They tried to get me to marry Muslim men into the country.
They wanted to take me to Pakistan a few times. Luckily for me, I didn’t have a passport.
I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve been passed to Muslim groups.
There were other girls. I wasn’t the only one. There was a lot they did to us. None of them were ever nice.
I was told if I ever told anyone what was happening to me, I’d have acid poured down my throat.
I remember one afternoon being taken into a room by two men, one being quite drunk. I tried to leave and he threw a vodka bottle at me and flew at me. His friend stopped him beating me and started to talk to him in their language and before I knew it I was pinned between them both and they both raped me. They were laughing as I cried.
They then made me sit with them while they finished their drinks. Eventually they allowed me to leave. I walked 2 miles to get home.
I self-harmed a lot, so I am now covered in scars. I did it at first to make myself less attractive to these men, hoping they wouldn’t want to touch me. That never worked, one of them wanted to cut me some more, for blood play. 
I tried to commit suicide several times, as I saw no escape from this. I have no idea how I survived the last overdose, I took 630 mg of codeine, along with sleeping pills and a bottle of alcohol.
These men find it ok to rape non-Muslim girls. It’s in their culture. It’s a brutal cult and needs to be stopped. I still see these men today, they still recognise me, I have moved several times but it’s ineffective.
They are all still free. The English “justice” system is crap. When I was around 15, my mum called the police. The officer sent to deal with me was a well over 6 foot tall built up black man who I found intimidating. He seemed angry with me, asking me very intimate and upsetting questions. When I asked him to stop, he said I had to get used to it, as this is what I would have to deal with in court. He told me that if I were to testify, I would get no protection. For that reason, I never took it further.
The police told my mother that I was a known prostitute and to leave me to it, that I’d stop when I was ready.
In anger, my mum took my phone and rang Justin. He laughed and told her what he did to me in her bed, and that I loved it and couldn’t keep my hands off him.
After a while, I would have been just about 16, my mum had to kick me out because it was all getting too much. My mental state was bad, men were showing up at our home, hanging around in gangs outside the house in cars. It was too much for her and she had to protect my brother too, so I had to go.
I went to live in a youth hostel, where things went from bad to worse.
I was eventually controlled by a Muslim man in his forties or fifties. His name was Yusuf.
I have records dating back about 14 years of me trying to get help, telling medical professionals. And them not believing me. All but one.
Some still see me today and talk brazenly about the things they did, and still do. The police haven’t been helpful. I am utterly disgusted at the lack of interest from the police and the lack of protection they have given me despite the information I have given them. These people do know where I live, so I just hope the police do not use my name in their reports, like they said they may have to.
They ruined a big part of my life. Now, I am angry. I can’t let them win. I’m afraid, yes, but I am now doing what I can to get the message out there of what goes on with these gangs. 
What kind of country, what kind of civilization, allows this to happen to its young girls? What deep sickness has overtaken Britain, that the authorities will not act to protect girls in this situation? Britain, and the West in general, is entering a dark and savage age.
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