Sunday, August 17, 2014

Obama sells advanced weapons to jihad enabling countries while restricting arms to Israel

Turkey and Qatar get our most advanced weapons while Israel gets tighter regulations on weapons and parts.  I wonder why anyone would think Obama is a friend of Israel when he does something like this.

From August 14 by Joseph Gelman

Obama Administration Delays Arms Shipments to Israel… as it Confirms Advanced Arms Sales to Turkey and Qatar

The Obama administration has recently executed arms sales to two bad actors in the Middle East; Turkey and Qatar.

The administration recently cleared the sale of advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles, also known as AMRAAM’s, to Turkey. According to the announcement, the missiles will be used on Turkey’s F-16 aircraft – and eventually on stealth F-35 aircraft that the administration intends to supply Turkey.

Turkey has requested 145 AMRAAMs, 10 missile guidance sections, and 40 LAU-129 launchers, containers, support equipment, spare and repair parts, integration activities, publications and technical documentation, test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor logistics, engineering and technical support and other related elements or logistical and program support.

The administration statement said the sale was “consistent with U.S. national interests”.

Similarly, the Obama Administration recently signed an agreement with Qatar to sell the Gulf Arab state Apache attack helicopters and Patriot and Javelin air-defense systems valued at $11 billion. Qatar is a major financier and supporter of both Hamas and ISIS in Iraq. The Leader of the Hamas terrorist organization actually lives in Qatar, not far from the United States Central Command headquarters that is based in that country.

As all of this is going on, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Obama Administration has decided to tighten its control on arms transfers to Israel. Each transfer will no longer go directly through the Pentagon, but must now be approved by the State Department and the White House, giving Secretary Kerry and President Obama direct control on every transfer. The new procedure has had the affect of delaying the transfer of precision strike hellfire missiles to Israel in a time of war. The administration clearly intends to use such transfers as political leverage on Israel.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Islamic State flag flies in New Jersey

This is a portent of things to come in the US.

From the Free Beacon August 13 by Adam Kredo

Cops Confirm ISIL Flag Removed from New Jersey Home

Update: Following publication of the story, Garwood Police Chief Bruce D. Underhill denied that the police “ordered” the flag to be removed and would not discuss whether or not the police had been contacted about the home in question. He also declined to discuss what “appropriate steps” were taken after his officers became aware of the situation. The headline and the story have been updated to reflect Underhill’s further comments.

Original story below.

Police in Garwood, New Jersey, confirmed that a militant flag associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) was removed from the front of a local home after hundreds of online activists expressed fear and revulsion.

Garwood Police Chief Bruce D. Underhill confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon that officers were “aware of the situation” and residents at the suburban home “voluntarily” agreed to remove the flag.

A photo of the home with the ISIL and Turkish flags was tweeted out Tuesday morning and quickly attracted hundreds of retweets and comments.

Underhill told the Free Beacon that the police are aware of the situation and are working to uphold the public safety.

“Thank you for your concern regarding this important matter,” Underhill wrote the Free Beacon in an email Wednesday afternoon. “Only with the public’s continued cooperation can we keep our communities safe.”

“Please be assured that the Garwood Police are aware of the situation and have taken the appropriate steps,” Underhill wrote. “At this time, the flag in question has been voluntarily taken down. No further comments.”

Multiple calls to a number associated with the New Jersey address were not answered and a resident did not respond to messages left seeking comment. Messages sent to a Facebook account believed to be associated with one of the residents also were not answered by press time.

Following the initial picture of the home, which clearly displayed the ISIL and Turkish flags on its front porch, Twitter users posted an updated photo that appeared to confirm that the black militant flag had been removed.

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Spain: anti-semitism attack against Jewish tourists

The continued and increasing anti-semitic attacks signal a renewed hatred of Jews and Israel.  No longer content to speak ill of Jews in private the public condemnations and calls for genocide are becoming louder, acts of vandalism are much more common and much more dangerous.

From El Periodico August 13

Painted and flat tires on Sort a group of Israeli tourists

A group of Israeli wins Wednesday vandalismin Lleida population Sort(culd). Specifically vehicles this group of tourists have been painted with the word 'murderers' and suffered punctures on wheels. The cars were parked on a street between the Mossos d'Esquadra and the fire station. The six 4x4 damaged owned by a leading tour operator organized groups to the region. Sort Mayor, Llàtzer Sibis, had lodged a complaint and assured that he trusts that it is an isolated incident.

The Police have opened an investigation. Catalunya is considered a top destination for tourism from Israel, with about 15,000 visitors a year, 18% of foreign tourists of Aigues Tortes National Park.

Iraq: fleeing Christians told to convert or die by the new caliphate

"And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful."

That's sura 9 verse 5 and one of the favorites of jihadists worldwide.

Sura 9 verse 29, called the sword verse is explicit in dealing with non-believers;

"Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture - [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled."

These verses and others are used by the Islamic State to justify their bloodlust.  Interesting how Islamic scholars both Muslim and non-Muslim have yet to counter this viewpoint with doctrinal relevancy, probably because it is not possible.  The jihadists are understanding doctrine correctly, yet no one will cal them on it.  I wonder why?

From the London Evening Standard August 14 by Jonathan Rugman

Iraq: We’re fleeing because jihadists told us – Convert to Islam or we slaughter you

They are camped on classroom floors and amid the concrete shells of unfinished buildings.

They are wholly reliant on the generosity of local people, their lives reduced to no more than the clothes on their backs.

They are the survivors of an ancient religious minority which many in the West had never even heard of until about a week ago.

The plight of Iraq’s Yazidis has triggered air drops and talk of humanitarian intervention by Britain and America.

And although US Special Forces now reckon the numbers still trapped on Mount Sinjar are fewer than previously thought, the stories of those who have escaped are horrific.

Nofa Barakat walked for 15 miles carrying Ayman, her two-month-old son, in searing heat. She explained to me that when her own breast milk ran out she kept him alive by having a mountain goat suckle him instead.

I found her towards the end of her journey, crossing the bridge from Syria into Iraq over the River Habur. Thousands like her escaped by walking down the north face of Sinjar into Syria, escorted by Kurdish fighters. The Syria-Iraq frontier is now such a blurred line on the map that if they keep walking they can cross back into Iraq further north.

“I saw two mothers bury their children,” Nofa told me. “I was not able to produce my own milk because there was no food or water. We came here because the terrorists said, ‘Either you convert to Islam or we slaughter you’.”

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"There is no humor in Islam"

Quoted by the Ayatollah Khomeini after the 1979 Iranian Islamic revolution, now appearing in the soon to be sharia compliant British Isle.

From Al-Arabiya August 15

Pro-Gaza petition to ban Joan Rivers’ UK tour

Thousands of people have signed a petition to halt U.S. television host Joan River’s upcoming tour in Britain after her remarks about the crisis in Gaza, British newspaper The Times reported Thursday.

The petition was created by Dipu Ahad, a Labour councillor from Newcastle, has been signed by more than 20,000 people so far.

It is available on and urges event organizers to cancel all her upcoming UK tour dates.

Last week, Rivers, a comedian, made headlines when she said Palestinians “deserve to be dead” after she was approached by a reporter working for U.S. entertainment website TMZ asking her opinion on the more than 2,000 Palestinians who have been killed by Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

“They started it. We now don’t count who’s dead. You’re dead, you deserve to be dead... Don’t you dare make me feel sad about that... You don’t get out, then you know you’re an idiot,” Rivers said.

The television host later said that her comments were taken out of context.

Ahad said that Rivers was “not welcome in Britain.”

Friday, August 8, 2014

Obama authorizes airstrikes against the Islamic State, calls IS barbaric

Wait.  I have been calling fundamental Islam all kinds of adjectives in the last 20 years, including barbaric, and have been met with insults, name-calling, ad hominum attacks and physical threats because of my words.  Will those same people now call Obama those same types of invective's?

My guess is no.

A few missiles, a few deaths, the media fawning over themselves to do the bidding of the administration and then...the next news cycle begins.  15 seconds of fame and we move on.

From The New York Times August 7 by Helene Cooper, Mark Landler and Alissa Rubin 

Obama Allows Limited Airstrikes on ISIS

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday announced he had authorized limited airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq, scrambling to avert the fall of the Kurdish capital, Erbil, and returning the United States to a significant battlefield role in Iraq for the first time since the last American soldier left the country at the end of 2011.

Speaking at the White House on Thursday night, Mr. Obama also said that American military aircraft had dropped food and water to tens of thousands of Iraqis trapped on a barren mountain range in northwestern Iraq, having fled the militants, from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, who threaten them with what Mr. Obama called “genocide.”

“Earlier this week, one Iraqi cried that there is no one coming to help,” Mr. Obama said in a somber statement delivered from the State Dining Room. “Well, today America is coming to help.”

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Gingrich: "The president couldn’t even honestly describe ISIS last night because it goes against his ideology"

Obama cannot say the word "Islam" in relation to the ongoing creation and expansion of the new caliphate called the Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL).  Newt Gingrinch has no compunction on speaking at least a closer truth about Islam than the sitting POTUS.  His statement above is spot-on. Obama, by his own volition will not connect the Islamic dots, refusing to accept that it is indeed the teachings of the Qur'an and the words of Muhammad that drives the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, Islamic Jihad, Boko Haram and all the other jihadist gangs doing their best to impose Islam on the world.

We are doomed.

From Mediaite August 8 by Tina Nguyen

Gingrich: ‘Nobody Wants to Tell the Truth’ About Radical Islam

This morning on New Day, Newt Gingrich came on to discuss Barack Obama‘s proposal to combat ISIS in Iraq — and, judging by his response, thinks that Obama isn’t recognizing that this is a problem of “radical Islam.”

“Nobody wants to tell the truth,” he complained. “The truth is this is a radical Islamist group. They say openly if you don’t convert, we’ll kill you. It turns out they actually mean it. There’s no complexity…The president couldn’t even honestly describe ISIS last night because it goes against his ideology.”

In the case of the Islamic State, being the dhimmi (second class citizen) is not a third option, as is the norm within Islamic doctrine.

And, just to be clear, that ideology is that ISIS “has a very clear religious background, just as Hamas does, just as Boko Haram does. There’s a war against Christians across the region, and the fact is that we’ve got to be prepared to be honest about this,” he told CNN’s New Day.

“Nobody in the American State Department, nobody in the White House, not just Obama, but for three or four administrations, we’ve not had the courage to confront how bad this is, and it’s getting worse.”

Thursday, August 7, 2014

American University professor Hillary Mann Leverett says there is no anti-semitism in the Middle East

She bases her conclusion on her personal witness to a Jewish hospital as well as kosher restaurants in Iran.  She doesn't see fit to address the other coin-side in which Jews are the most vile of creatures, turned into apes and pigs and who must not be trusted, but killed.

Here is a brief doctrinal explanation of the anti-semitism inculcated in the Qur'an and the hadiths of Muhammad.  (Thanks to Robert Spencer)

"Islamic anti-Semitism is indeed not based on race or color. It’s based on religion. The Qur’an puts forward a clear, consistent image of the Jews: they are scheming, treacherous liars and the most dangerous enemies of the Muslims. Allah gave food laws to the Jews because of their “wrongdoing,” and for “for their averting from the way of Allah many [people]” (4:160), and by doing so, “repaid them for their injustice” (6:146). Some Jews are “avid listeners to falsehood” who “distort words beyond their [proper] usages.” These are “the ones for whom Allah does not intend to purify their hearts,” and they will be punished not just in hellfire but in this life as well: “For them in this world is disgrace, and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment” (5:41). Jews dare to deny divine revelation, claiming that “Allah did not reveal to a human being anything,” to which Muhammad is told to respond, “Who revealed the Scripture that Moses brought as light and guidance to the people? You [Jews] make it into pages, disclosing [some of] it and concealing much” (6:91).

In light of all this, it is understandable that Muslims should not get close to such people: “O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people” (5:51). Ultimately, Allah transforms disobedient Jews into apes and pigs (2:63-66; 5:59-60; 7:166). In line with this, the practice of calling the Jews of today “apes and pigs” has become a staple of jihadist discourse. And while the Qur’an says that Muslims are the “best of people” (3:110), “they who disbelieved among the People of the Scripture and the polytheists will be in the fire of Hell, abiding eternally therein. Those are the worst of creatures” (98:6). They are “like livestock” (7:179). “Indeed, the worst of living creatures in the sight of Allah are those who have disbelieved, and they will not [ever] believe” (8:55). The Jews, according to the Qur’an, wantonly killed the prophets Allah sent to them (2:61; 2:87; 2:91; 3:21; 3:112; 3:181; 3:183; 4:155; 5:70). The Qur’an depicts the Jews boasting that “we killed the Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary” (4:157). Yet the same verse goes on to say that they did not kill or crucify Jesus, but only thought they did. 

The Jews, according to the Qur’an, are prone to war – especially against Muslims. Whenever the Jews “kindle the fire of war,” says the Qur’an, “Allah doth extinguish it” (5:64). The Jews also “strive to do mischief on earth” – that is, fasaad, for which the punishment is specified in 5:33: “they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land.” The rebellion against Allah that has resulted in the Jews’ degradation – the “terrible agony” that those who have rejected Islam are to feel “in this world” as well as in the next (3:56) – is a frequent preoccupation of the Qur’an. 

Departing from his earlier tendency to appeal to the Jews as the authorities on what Allah had revealed, Muhammad began to criticize them for concealing parts of that revelation. The Qur’an several times criticizes Jews for refusing to follow Muhammad, asking, “Why don’t the Jews’ rabbis stop their evil behavior?” (5:63). In a particularly egregious transgression, the Jews even dare to say that “Allah’s hand is fettered” (5:64).

Yet the Jews need not suffer their fate passively, for the Qur’an offers them a way out. The one thing the Jews can do to get back into Allah’s good graces is to convert to Islam (2:43). This might sail right by the English-speaking reader, since the translations exhort them to be “steadfast in prayer” and to “practise regular charity” (as Abdullah Yusuf Ali has it), but in Arabic the word used here for prayer is salat, and for charity zakat; these refer specifically to Islamic prayer and almsgiving. Non-Muslims cannot pray salat or pay zakat. Ibn Kathir is forthright about the need for this conversion: Allah “commands the People of the Book to be with, and among the Ummah of Muhammad.” Likewise, Sayyid Qutb observes that here Allah “invites the Israelites to join the Muslims in their religious practices, and to abandon their prejudices and ethnocentric tendencies.”

Islamic tradition is no kinder to the Jews. Ibn Kathir notes Islamic traditions that predict that at the end of the world, “the Jews will support the Dajjal (False Messiah), and the Muslims, along with ‘Isa [Jesus], son of Mary, will kill the Jews.” And, of course, the most notorious anti-Semitic passage among very many is the one in which Muhammad is made to prophecy that Muslims will bring about the End Times by killing Jews wholesale: “The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews’” (Sahih Muslim 6985)"

From CampusReform August 6

MSNBC: Professor claims anti-Semitism in the Middle East doesn’t exist

According to American University professor Hillary Mann Leverett, anti-Semitism doesn’t exist in the Middle East.

The Senior Adjunct Professorial Lecturer at the School of International Service recently appearedon MSNBC and claimed that since she has personally seen a Jewish hospital and kosher restaurants in Iran, the idea that anti-Semitism exists in the Middle East is false.

There is not this deep-seated Arab-Jewish or—you know, Muslim-Jewish animosity. There's not an anti-Semitism in the Middle East the way that there was in Europe, which is based on race; which is based on color; which is based on genes and biology,” Leverett said in her segment on Melissa Harris-Perry. “That doesn't exist in the Middle East. There's no history of that in the Middle East.”

She is right in her description of WWII European anti-semitism; it does not apply to today's elevated anti-semitic bile.  That elevation comes directly from Islamic doctrine, texts and tenets that require, encourage, promise heaven and give permission to murder in the name of Allah.  Of course, Leverett will dismiss Islam, never saying the word, never describing the enemy as they describe themselves.

Read it all and watch the video.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hamas rocket launcher next to UN building while the world continues to demonize Israel

Human shields, propaganda talking points designed to demonize Israel, targeting innocent Israelis with home-made rockets, lies on top of lies which the world bodies ignore, dismiss, discount or outright ignore.  What will it take to wake the world to organized outrage?

Nothing.  The fashionable face is that of anti-semitism, now spoken in hateful prose.  It is vitriol and hatred against Israel and the Jews, no longer the distinction between Jew, Israeli and Zionist is attempted to be defined, all Jews, all of Israel must be destroyed.  Plain and simple that allows the closet anti-Israeli to join his fellow racists in publicly denouncing all that is Judaism.

No matter the death and destruction rained on Israel from Hamas, the world will continue to ignore the gross human rights violations, war crimes, genocidal rhetoric and the continued attempts to specifically murder Jews that Hamas (and Islam) present as a struggle against occupation.  When history writes this current chapter of angst in the Middle East, we can hope and pray that it reflects the reality of life under Islam and Hamas, not the one-sided daily diatribes we see in the MSM.

Pass this along to all you know, the world needs to see the truth about Hamas.

From JihadWatch August 6 by Robert Spencer

IDF: Hamas rocket next to UN complex

(Spencer says) Not that this, or anything else from the growing mountain of evidence, will stop the mainstream media, the UN and Barack Obama from condemning Israel for supposedly targeting civilians.

The Israel Defense Forces posted this photo on Facebookwith this explanation:

A France 24 reporter was searching for the location of Hamas’ rocket launchers in Gaza. He found one in a residential area next to a UN building. Share this screenshot. Tell the world how Hamas operates.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Muslim Brotherhood leader in Kuwait: "Every mother - especially the mothers in Palestine...must nurse her children on hatred of the sons of Zion. We hate them and they are our enemies"

Continued calls for genocide of the Jews is met in the West with....crickets.  Silence in the face of genocide makes one complicit in the end result.  How do they sleep at night, knowing their stance means the continued attempts to destroy Israel and scatter the Jews to the four winds?

The spectre of 1938 is hurling towards us at lightening speed.  Kristallnacht is coming, wait for it...

From PalWatch August 3 by Itamar Marcus

Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood leader: Every Muslim mother "must nurse her children on hatred of the sons of Zion..."

A Muslim Brotherhood leader in Kuwait, Tareq Al-Suwaidan, said Muslims "hate" the sons of Zion. He called for Muslim mothers to nurse their infants on this hatred and to plant it in Muslim children's "souls," so that the new generation "will erase the (sons of Zion) from the face of the earth." Last week, Palestinian Media Watch documented a similar Hamas sermon calling for the extermination of Jews.

The Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood speaker also reiterated the MB belief that death for Allah - Shahada (Martyrdom) - is the loftiest goal a Muslim can achieve. Turning to residents of Gaza he said:
"Death for Allah is the highest wish...
you received the death you wanted."

This speech, which was originally broadcast on July 14th on Sarmad TV (Kuwait), was rebroadcast by Hamas two days ago on Al-Aqsa TV. Hamas defines itself as "one of the wings of Moslem Brotherhood..." [Hamas Charter, Article 2]

Tareq Al-Suwaidan, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Kuwait:
Without a doubt, the blood being spilled [in Gaza] is dear. But the equation is: 'Those killed from our side are in Paradise, and those killed from their side in Hell.' (Hadith)

We are not afraid of Martyrdom. Not long ago, you cried out loud: 'Death for Allah is our most exalted wish!' (Muslim Brotherhood slogan) You received the death you wanted. We have no problem with death. We are not like the children of Israel: 'And you will surely find them the most greedy of people for life.' (Quran) Whereas we yearn for death and Martyrdom... Every mother - especially the mothers in Palestine, but every mother in the [Islamic] Nation, not just Palestine - must nurse her children on hatred of the sons of Zion. We hate them and they are our enemies. We will plant this in their [our children’s] souls, so that a new generation will grow among us, which will erase them from the face of the earth."
[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), August 1, 2014]

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Netanyahu: "We will take as much time as necessary, and will exert as much force as needed"

It's about time.  Time to destroy Hamas once and for all.  Time to take decisive action to protect Israelis, Arabs, Christians, Muslims, tourists and anyone else who lives in/visits Israel.  Time to stop playing with the international community and ask for forgiveness rather than permission.  Time to send a message to all Islamic countries that the time for talking is over and force will be met with force.

In the battle between the savage and the civilized man, support the civilized man.  Support Israel, defeat Jihad.

From Al-Arabiya August 2

Netanyahu: Hamas will pay price for more attacks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened on Saturday to exact an “intolerable price” from the Gaza Strip’s dominant Hamas Islamists should there be continued attacks from the Palestinian territory.

Netanyahu also said that Israel will continue its military campaign in Gaza for as long as needed and with as much force as necessary.

“From the beginning, we promised to return the quiet to Israel’s citizens and we will continue to act until that aim is achieved. We will take as much time as necessary, and will exert as much force as needed,” he said in a public address.

Meanwhile, the Israeli Cabinet minister said there was “no point” in trying to reach a Gaza truce with Hamas and that Israel won’t send a delegation to planned ceasefire talks in Cairo, the Associated Press reported.

The minister, Yuval Steinitz, spoke Saturday on Israel’s Channel 10 television station.

His comments suggests that Israel plans to end the current round of fighting with Hamas on its own terms, rather than getting entangled in indirect negotiations with Gaza’s Hamas rulers.

Steinitz alleged that Hamas has repeatedly violated previous cease-fire deals and that this “leads us to the conclusion that with this organization there is no point speaking” about a deal.

He says Israel won’t be sending a delegation to Cairo for the time being.

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" appears the sect (Boko Haram) has now discovered a new use for the kidnapped schoolgirls"

Blowing them up by remote control is the new tactic.  Kidnap them, rape the, marry them off to jihadists, blow them up.  All in the name of Allah.  Isn't Islam wonderful?

From the Inquisitr August 2

Boko Haram Strapped And Remotely Triggered Explosives On Unsuspecting Kidnapped Schoolgirls Which Were Scoured From A Captured Chinese Factory

In what could only be deemed as one of the world’s most heinous crimes, the Boko Haram militants have been strapping explosives scoured from a Chinese factory onto little schoolgirls and exploding them via remote controls.

Terrorism has been mutating into grotesque forms lately. The Boko Haram faction is perhaps the most dishonorable and cowardly team of so-called rebels who have been wreaking havoc in Nigeria. However, as The Inquisitr had reported, Boko Haram gained a new low in terrorism tactics by strapping bombs on little schoolgirls and sending them into their enemy camps, before detonating these unwilling suicide bombers via remote controls.

A military source has revealed that some of the explosives used recently on the female suicide bombers sent by Boko Haram have been traced back to a Chinese mining factory, which was seized some weeks ago by the sect. Moreover, other circumstantial evidence strongly suggests that none of the teenage girls were informed about their suicide mission. When the girls were supposedly sent on errands, the sect members stayed somewhere close to use remote control to detonate the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

The military, as well as other security agencies, are cooperating with civilians, but that is strictly confidential. These teams were on high alert owing to sudden exponential rise in suicide bombings across major parts of the north. None of the suicide bombers used by Boko Haram were adult males, and all the IEDs were triggered remotely, reported the Daily Mail.

Boko Haram is said to be in possession of a substantial quantity of lethal and explosive chemicals since it had successfully attacked and raided a Chinese mining factory back in May. The sect had launched a brutal attack on a quarry plant of a Chinese road construction firm in Northern Cameroon near Waza town, a few kilometers from the Sambisa Forest, reported the Daily Post Nigeria. Moreover, it appears the sect has now discovered a new use for the kidnapped schoolgirls.

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...and in other caliphate news...

The Islamic State takes Mosul University, destroys most of the books and learning materials and separates girls and boys.

This is truly Islam.

From Al-Shorfa August 1

ISIL storms Mosul University

The "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) stormed Mosul University and destroyed the contents of the faculties of law, arts, management, economy and education, the university said Thursday (July 31st).

"We were told yesterday that ISIL stormed the university complex which houses nine faculties and destroyed the contents of five of them under the pretext that they are not needed and that they violate sharia," Mosul University media office director Hassan Bardan told Al-Shorfa.

"ISIL only spared the faculties of engineering, medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine," he said.

"ISIL hung a sign on the university gate reading that males are to be separated from females," Bardan added.

Islamic State Update: The caliphate rolls on

As events in Israel capture the eyes of the world, the Islamic State, previously known as ISIS continues it's expansion and control of the new caliphate, now claiming to hold the largest dam in Iraq, the Mosul Dam.  Also under their control is another oil field and three more towns.

Jihad marches on but it is Israel that is the bad guy.

From Update 7 August 3 by Ahmed Rasheed and Raheem Salman

UPDATE 7-Islamic State grabs Iraqi dam and oilfield in victory over Kurds
BAGHDAD, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday after inflicting their first major defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping across much of northern Iraq in June.

Capture of the electricity-generating Mosul Dam, after an offensive of barely 24 hours, could give the Sunni militants the ability to flood major Iraqi cities or withhold water from farms, raising the stakes in their bid to topple Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Shi'ite-led government.

"The terrorist gangs of the Islamic State have taken control of Mosul Dam after the withdrawal of Kurdish forces without a fight," said Iraqi state television.

The swift withdrawal of Kurdish "peshmerga" troops was an apparent severe blow to one of the only forces in Iraq that until now had stood firm against the Sunni Islamist fighters who aim to redraw the borders of the Middle East.

The Islamic State, which sees Iraq's majority Shi'ites as apostates who deserve to be killed, also seized the Ain Zalah oil field - adding to four others already under its control that provide funding for operations - and three towns.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How jihadists get the money to wage jihad

The dirty little secret is that the money financing jihad comes from ransom paid to the jihadists for the release of kidnapped countrymen.

"Officially, Germany had budgeted the money as humanitarian aid for the poor, landlocked nation of Mali.  In truth, all sides understood that the cash was bound for an obscure group of Islamic extremists who were holding 32 European hostages, according to six senior diplomats directly involved in the exchange"

Well there you go.

From the New York Times July 29 by Rukmini Callimachi

Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror

BAMAKO, Mali — The cash filled three suitcases: 5 million euros.

The German official charged with delivering this cargo arrived here aboard a nearly empty military plane and was whisked away to a secret meeting with the president of Mali, who had offered Europe a face-saving solution to a vexing problem.

Officially, Germany had budgeted the money as humanitarian aid for the poor, landlocked nation of Mali.

In truth, all sides understood that the cash was bound for an obscure group of Islamic extremists who were holding 32 European hostages, according to six senior diplomats directly involved in the exchange.

The suitcases were loaded onto pickup trucks and driven hundreds of miles north into the Sahara, where the bearded fighters, who would soon become an official arm of Al Qaeda, counted the money on a blanket thrown on the sand. The 2003 episode was a learning experience for both sides. Eleven years later, the handoff in Bamako has become a well-rehearsed ritual, one of dozens of such transactions repeated all over the world.

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Gaza health clinic run by UN blown up, Israel blamed, Hamas the culprit

The IDF is methodically finding and destroying every tunnel in Gaza.  They find one inside a UNRWA healthcare clinic and as the IDF is preparing to destroy the tunnel without destroying the building, the booby-trap goes off, collapsing the building, killing 3 and injuring more than a dozen.

Israel will surely be blamed for cravenly targeting a clinic, but now you know the truth.

From the Times of Israel July 30 by Mitch Ginsberg

3 IDF soldiers killed in ‘booby-trapped UNRWA clinic’

Three IDF soldiers were killed on Wednesday in Gaza in an explosion at a booby-trapped UNRWA health clinic that housed the opening of a tunnel, the IDF’s Gaza Division commander, Brig. Gen. Micky Edelstein, said
The clinic had apparently been abandoned by its UN personnel. UNRWA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The army named the soldiers as Staff Sgt. Matan Gotlib, 21, of Rishon Lezion, Staff Sgt. Omer Chai, 21, of Savion, and Sgt. Guy Algranati, 20, of Tel Aviv.

The three soldiers, members of the elite Maglan unit, were taking precautionary measures in efforts to limit damage to the structure before eliminating the tunnel, when the explosives detonated in the small building.

The soldiers had sent in sniffing dogs and a small robot to minimize damage to the structure, located in Khan Yunis, but explosives rigged to the building detonated, toppling part of the building on top of the soldiers.

Fifteen soldiers were injured. IDF soldiers evacuating the wounded came under fire from Palestinian fighters. All of the fatalities and injured were eventually brought back to Israeli territory.

The deaths brought the toll of IDF soldiers killed since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge to 56.

“Once you enter such a clinic and you see the UNRWA sigh on it and you know there is a terror tunnel there, you know it’s a very very sensitive building, and you’re thinking of the not-terrorist Palestinians living there all around, and you’re trying not to harm this place,” Edelstein said

He said Hamas gunmen have used more than a thousand IEDs so far, destroying thousands of buildings in the Gaza Strip.

Not just using your people as human shields, but deliberately destroying their homes, businesses and markets.  

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hillary Clinton: Hamas human shields are because Gaza is so small

 She wants to be president yet knows nothing of the foundational reasons that drive Hamas.  I would send her a copy of the Hamas Charter but we all know she would dismiss it by saying they really don't mean it, they just want peace, and if Israel just gives up a bit more land everything will be OK.

Clinton could have pulled up Google Earth and looked at Gaza from above.  When one does, one can see vast open farming areas where there are few people, perfect launching sites for Hamas.  But no, she would never do anything to change her worldview that the "Palestinians" are victims of Israeli occupation.

Excuse my while I go throw up on my shoes.

From CNS July 29 by Curtis Kalin

Hillary Clinton: Hamas Uses Human Shields Because ‘Gaza is Pretty Small’
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explained that Hamas hides their military weapons among civilians due mainly to geography, not religious extremism or hatred of the state of Israel.
In an interview with Fusion TV, Clinton said “Hamas puts its missiles, its rockets in civilian areas; part of it is because Gaza is pretty small and it’s densely populated.”

At no time does Clinton mention the official charter of Hamas, a terrorist organization, which denies the right of Israel to exist and asks all Muslims to help “obliterate” it:

Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it."

But, it seems Sec. Clinton believes geographical limitations trump deeply-held religious hatred, in terms of motivations for terrorism.

A true anti-semitic president

The case is almost closed on Obama and his overt hatred for Israel.  Time and again he has thrown Jews under the bus, scoring international points with our enemies (and a few friends) and at the same time giving credence to global demonization by his words and deeds.

Empty rhetoric when he says the US will always support Israel, actions by him, his staff and his cabal of lackeys tells a different tale.

This conversation between Netanyahu and Obama shows clearly the disrespect and disdain Obama has for Israel, as well as his overt support for Hamas and its doctrinal hatred of the Jews.  To cut off Netanyahu in the middle of his words of warning about Hamas in order to force Netanyahu to capitulate is disgusting.

Obama hates Israel and sees the Jews as does Islam; to be dismissed, marginalized and finally destroyed...all for the good of society.

From Arutz Sheva July 29 by Ari Soffer

In Leaked Tape, Hostile Obama Tries to Force PM to Accept Truce

Damning evidence has emerged of US President Barack Obama's dismissal of Israel's position in favor of supporting the position of Hamas and its allies during ceasefire talks.

A "senior US official" leaked an audio recording of a telephone conversation between Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Channel One. In it the 35-minute conversation, which took place on Sunday, the US President appears downright hostile at points, and even cuts off Netanyahu in the middle of his protestations over a one-sided truce proposal which would have seen Hamas receive all its key demands, but that Israel ultimately rejected.

The following is an excerpt of the conversation, published in Hebrew byChannel One:

Obama: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and halt all offensive activities - particularly airstrikes.

Netanyahu: What will Israel receive in return for a ceasefire?

Obama: I believe that Hamas will stop firing rockets - silence will be met with silence.

Netanyahu: Hamas violated all five previous ceasefires, it is a terrorist organization which is dedicated to the destruction of Israel.

Obama: I repeat and expect Israel to unilaterally stop all its military activity. The pictures of destruction from Gaza distance the world from Israel's position.

Netanyahu: Kerry's proposal was completely unrealistic and gives Hamas the military and diplomatic advantage.

Obama: Within a week of the end of Israel's military activities, Qatar and Turkey will begin negotiations with Hamas on the basis of the 2012 understanding [following the end of Operation Pillar of Defense - ed.], including Israel's commitment to removing the siege and restrictions on Gaza,

Netanyahu: Qatar and Turkey are the biggest supporters of Hamas. It is impossible to rely on them to be fair mediators.

Obama: I trust Qatar and Turkey, and Israel is in no position to choose its mediators.

Netanyahu: I object, because Hamas is able to continue and to fire rockets and to use tunnels for terror attacks...

Obama - interrupts Netanyahu mid-sentence: The ball is in Israel's court - it is obligated to end all military activities.

Monday, July 28, 2014

A "prolonged" war with Hamas is required, says Netanyahu

The new leader of the free world, and one who speaks truth to power.  The Hamas Charter spells out the why, who, where and when of jihad against the Jews, and even though Netanyahu cannot  name Islam as the enemy, he knows this is the case, and acts accordingly.

No truce, no peace treaty, no agreement will stop Hamas from trying to achieve its ultimate goal; the elimination of Israel and the scattering of the Jews to the four winds.

Keep it up, Bibi and know that many in America stand with you against the most determined Islamic enemy.

From the Amarillo Globe-News July 28 by Karin Laub and Tia Goldenberg

Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City.

The warnings came on a day of heavy Hamas-Israeli fighting in which nine children were killed by a strike on a Gaza park where they were playing, according to Palestinian health officials — a tragedy that each side blamed on the other.

Israeli tanks also resumed heavy shelling in border areas of Gaza, killing five people, including three children and a 70-year-old woman, and wounding 50 in the town of Jebaliya, which was among the areas warned to evacuate, the Red Crescent said.

Many Jebaliya residents said they did not dare attempt an escape. Sufian Abed Rabbo said his extended family of 17 had taken refuge under the stairway in their home.

Why?  The IDF gives plenty of time for residents to flee, why would he "not dare attempt an escape" unless there were other weapons pointed at him, weapons of Hamas, forcing him and his family to be human shields.

"God help us. We have nothing to do but pray," the 27-year-old told The Associated Press by phone. "I don't know who left and who stayed, but in our street, we are all very scared to move."

Later Monday, Israeli forces fired a large numbers of flares over Gaza City, turning the night sky a bright orange.

The latest bloodshed came despite mounting international calls for a cease-fire and followed failed attempts by both sides to agree to even a lull in fighting of several hours for the start of the three-day Muslim holiday of Eid el-Fitr that marks the end of Ramadan.

The Hamas-run health ministry said 10 people, including nine children under the age of 12, were killed and 46 wounded in the blast at a park in the Shati refugee camp on the outskirts of Gaza City.

Each side blamed the other.

Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israeli military spokesman, said the explosion was caused when a rocket launched by Gaza militants misfired and landed in the park. Palestinian police and civil defense said an Israeli missile hit as children were playing on a swing set.

"The children were playing and were happy, enjoying Eid, and they got hit," said Nidal Aljerbi, a witness.

After three weeks of bloodshed, both Israel and Hamas are holding out for bigger gains and a cease-fire remains elusive, despite an appeal by the U.N. Security Council and growing pressure from the United States.

Israel says its troops will not leave Gaza until they have demolished scores of Hamas military tunnels under the Gaza-Israel border that militants use to infiltrate Israel and smuggle weapons. Hamas says it will not cease fire until it receives international guarantees Gaza's 7-year-old border blockade by Egypt and Israel will be lifted.

Netanyahu defended the Gaza air and ground offensive, saying in a televised speech Monday that "there is no war more just than this."

Israel has said it is defending its citizens against attack from Gaza by hitting Hamas rocket launchers, weapons storage sites and military tunnels. However, there is growing U.S. frustration with the mounting number of Palestinian casualties — at least 1,072 killed and 6,450 wounded since July 8, the vast majority civilians, according to Hamas health officials.

No, that is a lie.  Most of those killed are Hamas soldiers, not civilians.  Hamas does everything it can to kill their own people in order to protect its missiles, but Israel does everything it can to NOT kill innocents.  See here and here for examples of the humanity of Israel.

The Israeli military says 52 soldiers have been killed, including four killed Monday in a mortar attack on southern Israel. Two Israeli civilians and a Thai citizen working in Israel also have been killed.

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have been pressing Israel to accept an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire.

The Obama administration pushed back Monday against a torrent of Israeli criticism over Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat.

"It's simply not the way partners and allies treat each other," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

Her comments were echoed by the White House, where officials said they were disappointed by Israeli reports that cast Kerry's efforts to negotiate a cease-fire as more favorable to Hamas.

Israel had accepted an Egyptian call for an unconditional cease-fire early in its Gaza campaign, but Hamas rejected the idea.

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Anti-semitism from Facebook

Imagine if a Facebook page was started with the title "Death to christian baby killer roman catholics". It's life would be measured in seconds, if not minutes at most.  Yet, Facebook refused multiple times to take down "Death to zionst baby killer israeli jews",  finally relenting after a storm of protest and it is now down.  The point is, Jew hating and anti-semitism is no longer couched in family friendly phrases; it is open, virulent, violent and growing world-wide.  It is companies like Facebook that perpetuate the hatred by allowing a page like the one mentioned to stay up longer than needed.  It appears Facebook, at least from this humble opinion is anti-semitic and a water-carrier for Islam and jihad.

From the Washington Examiner July 28 by Philip Klein

Facebook says page calling for death to Jews doesn't violate 'community standards'

A Facebook page calling for the death of Israeli Jews does not violate the social network's "community standards," according to multiple messages sent by Facebook in response to user complaints.

The page in question, is named, "Death to zionst baby killer israeli jews." The page, which spells "Zionist" incorrectly, features an Image of Israeli Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu as a vampire with blood dripping down his chin as he feasts on a child. It was started on July 25.

Individuals complaining about the page were greeted with the following message (screen captured below):

"We reviewed your report of Death to zionst baby killer israeli jews. Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the Page you reported for containing hate speech or symbols and found it doesn't violate our Community Standards"

Last Thursday, a mob of more than a dozen men assaulted a Jew in his suburban Paris home who had been identified through a French Facebook page that listed the faces and identities of Jews to be attacked. The social network declined to remove the page until after the assault had taken place.

UPDATE: Facebook has since removed the page.