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Friday, November 21, 2014

Somali Islamic scholar says Islam does not require death for apostasy, Muslims get angry and make threats

Why would Muslims get mad when an Islamic scholar, educated in Saudi Arabia makes the claim that apostasy does not demand death?  Because he is going against 1400 years of Islamic theology and the word of Muhammad, that's why.

Abdisaid Abdi Ismail gives a valiant effort, but in the end he cannot make the case because he cannot show doctrinal evidence that disputes the hadith which says in no uncertain terms "Narrated Ikrima, "Some atheists were brought to Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn Abbas who said, "If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah's messenger forbade it, saying, "Do not punish anybody with Allah's punishment (fire)." I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah's Messenger, "Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him."  Bukhari, volume 9, #57

Ismail and others like him should not be supported in their effort, if there is to be any conversation on the problems with Islam, it needs to be exposed to the light of discussion and debate in order to make the needed reforms that would turn Islam into that vaunted "Religion of Peace" so ardently claimed by Obama and other Western leaders.

From Sabahi October 27 by Bosire Boniface

Death penalty for apostasy not justifiable in Islam: Somali scholar
Somali author Abdisaid Abdi Ismail has come under intense scrutiny after publishing a Somali language book titled "The Rule of Apostasy in Islam: Is it True?" in which he argues that there is no religious justification for killing people for apostasy.

The book sparked mixed reactions among the Somali community in Kenya and Somalia following its launch in Nairobi on September 14th.

After some clerics called for the book to be banned and burned, most Somali bookstores in Eastleigh stopped selling it, and it is now being sold "discreetly" in a few bookstores in Garissa and Nairobi as well as online, Ismail said.

Ismail, a 50-year-old Galkayo native, received a scholarship from Umm al-Qura University in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where he studied sharia law and advocacy, graduating in 2002 with a master's degree in Islamic economics. Since then, Ismail has written two books in Arabic, "Muslim Countries' Expanding Debt Dilemma" and "Globalisation in the Muslim World: Facts and Figures", and two other books in Somali, "How to Eradicate Poverty" and "Introduction to Islamic Economics".

Ismail, a father of three, has taught economics at East Africa University in Bosaso since 2009, but says he cannot go back to Somalia now due to death threats he has received since publishing his latest book in Nairobi.

In an exclusive interview with Sabahi, Ismail talks about why it is important to discuss the subject of apostasy in Islam, his research on the topic, and the need to promote and tolerate a healthy debate on diverse ideas among Somalis.

Sabahi: Tell us more about your book and why you wrote it.

Abdisaid Abdi Ismail: The main thesis of this book is about apostasy in Islam, but I also talked about several other issues such as state and religion, gender equality in terms of blood money, death by stoning of adulterers and adulteresses, et cetera.

I wrote this book for the Somali community to let them know some of the big issues in their religion that involve their life in this world and hereafter, which some Somali clerics continuously explain in a way that does not match the real meaning of the Islamic teachings.

I hope that the people who read this book will realise what Islam says about the issues covered by the book, but the core message is that Islam is the religion of humanity and mercy, and it values above all the life of human beings.

Sabahi: You made the issue of apostasy your main focus. Why do you think it is so relevant now and important for Somalis to understand?

Ismail: It is a very important issue in [Muslim] society today because extremist groups are using the apostasy issue as a tool to justify their heinous and brutal killing against those who oppose their erroneous interpretation of Islam or even their political agenda.

This issue is very important for the Muslim community in general, but especially for the Somali community, because their blood is being shed on a daily basis using apostasy as a tool to justify it.

I believe the topic deserves to be discussed in a broader way in the current situation of the Muslim world. I would have liked if someone else could have written about it, but unfortunately no one has written about it and that has forced me to do it now, and I chose the Somali language so as to be able to reach Somali speaking peoples in East Africa and throughout the world at large.

Sabahi: Is death an adequate punishment for apostasy and in line with Islamic teachings?

Ismail: I have been researching the issue of apostasy for a while, comparing the various perspectives and the evidences that each extremist group is using and what the Qur'an and the teachings of the prophet said about it.

What my findings led me to conclude is that the death penalty for apostasy does not have any valid argument in Islam... my view regarding apostasy is that there is no punishment for apostasy in this world.

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Australian jihadists rejected because they were too fat to fight

Oh the irony!  Who knew the Islamic State had physical restrictions on jihad?

"They’re definitely not fit to fight, they don’t have any knowledge of how to fight". He said they were too "unfit to run in a field"

I just cannot stop chuckling.

From Breitbart November 17 by Andre Walker

AUSTRALIAN JIHADIS 'TOO FAT FOR ISIS'
Two Australian jihadis are reported to have been told they were too fat to join the ranks of ISIS terrorists. The 22-stone brothers are said to have gone to Syria whilst claiming to their parents they were heading for a holiday in Thailand.

They travelled from Western Sydney with two less rotund friends, according to the Australian Muslim leader Dr Jamal Rifi. The brothers are believed to have appeared in a video in which they literally attempt to jump through hoops to improve their fitness.

Dr Rifi described the pair as "obese" and "unfit". He told the Metro: "They’re definitely not fit to fight, they don’t have any knowledge of how to fight". He said they were too "unfit to run in a field".

"They didn’t show any signs of radicalisation. They were good boys, which is why their mother is so shocked."

Despite the amusing problem faced by the brothers, they do form part of a growing group of Westerners committed to the violent struggle. A number of European Union nationals are believed to have appeared in the video of the murder of Peter Kessig, which appeared over the weekend.

The group were led by 'Jihad John' who never appears without covering his face, but his accent has led most observers to conclude he is from London.

The Islamic State now in Libya

The longer the Islamic State stays around, the more recruits will join.  The more recruits that join, the larger and more powerful the Islamic State becomes.  The larger the Islamic State becomes, the more recruits will show up.....

Rinse and repeat, and soon the Islamic State becomes what it claims to be; the new caliphate with a recognized caliph.  At that point there will be no chance to stop it without mass bloodshed and a reorganizing of the world order.  Samuel Huntington called it a "Clash of Civilizations" and it appears his prediction is coming true.

With the Islamic State now in Libya, they are but 200 miles from the coast of Europe.  This is not a good thing, to be ignored and brushed aside as nothing important.  It is another chapter in the continuing Islamic conquest and one where our ignorance of the matter will get us either enslaved or killed.

From CNN November 18 by Paul Cruickshank, Nic Robertson, Tim Lister and Jomana Karadsheh

ISIS comes to Libya

(CNN) -- The black flag of ISIS flies over government buildings. Police cars carry the group's insignia. The local football stadium is used for public executions. A town in Syria or Iraq? No. A city on the coast of the Mediterranean, in Libya.

Fighters loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are now in complete control of the city of Derna, population of about 100,000, not far from the Egyptian border and just about 200 miles from the southern shores of the European Union.

The fighters are taking advantage of political chaos to rapidly expand their presence westwards along the coast, Libyan sources tell CNN.

The sources say the Derna branch of ISIS counts 800 fighters and operates half a dozen camps on the outskirts of the town, as well as larger facilities in the nearby Green Mountains, where fighters from across North Africa are being trained.

It has been bolstered by the return to Libya from Syria and Iraq of up to 300 Libyan jihadists who were part of ISIS' al Battar Brigade -- deployed at first in Deir Ezzor in Syria and then Mosul in Iraq. These fighters supported the Shura Council for the Youth of Islam in Derna, a pro-ISIS faction.

The council had been competing for superiority with another militant group, the Abu Salem Brigade, some of whose fighters' loyalties lay with al Qaeda, according to Noman Benotman, a former Libyan jihadist now involved in counter-terrorism for the Quilliam Foundation.

Al Qaeda's top envoy in Libya, Abdulbasit Azuz, left Derna after U.S. Special Forces captured Ahmed Abu Khatallah, an alleged ringleader of the Benghazi attacks in June. Azuz is now believed to be in Syria, Benotman told CNN.

Amateur video from the end of October showed a large crowd of militants affiliated with the Shura Council for the Youth of Islam chanting their allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. The new ISIS wing in Derna calls itself the "Barqa" provincial division of the Islamic State, the name given to the eastern region of Libya when Islamic rule replaced the Roman Empire.

The Libyan branch of ISIS now has a tight grip on the city, controlling the courts, all aspects of administration, education, and the local radio....

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"The report also found that “religion” as a driving ideology for terrorism has jumped significantly in the last five years, and accounts for most of the terror activity in the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa"

But don't you dare say violence in these countries has anything to do with Islam, you Islamophobe!

From CNS November 19 by Patrick Goodenough

4 Sunni Muslim Groups Responsible for 66% of All 17,958 Terror Killings in 2013
(CNSNews.com) – The number of people killed by terrorists worldwide in 2013 rose by 60 percent compared to the previous year – from 11,133 to 17,958 – with four Sunni Muslim extremist groups responsible for two-thirds of all fatalities, according to a comprehensive annual study.

Eighty-two percent of fatalities occurred in just five countries – Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria, although the number of countries that experienced more than 50 terror-related deaths also rose – to 24, compared with 15 the previous year.

Among the many findings in the new Global Terrorism Index, a project of the nonprofit Institute for Economics and Peace, is one that calls into question claims that poverty is a key driver of terrorism.

“One of the most important findings in this report is that there is not a strong statistical link between poverty and terrorism,” it says. “Many people who join terrorist groups in wealthy countries are well educated and come from middle class families.”

“Other measures which didn’t correlate include life expectancy, mean years of schooling and economic factors such as GDP growth.”

Socio-economic, governance and attitudinal variables that showed the most significant correlation with terrorism were political stability, intergroup cohesion and legitimacy of the state.

The report also found that “religion” as a driving ideology for terrorism has jumped significantly in the last five years, and accounts for most of the terror activity in the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

As a driver for terrorist groups, religion far outstrips “politics,” which tends to dominate attacks in the Western Hemisphere and is responsible for about half of them in Europe; and “national separatist” ideology, which accounts for the vast majority of attacks in Russia and former Soviet Union areas, and about half of attacks in Europe and about one-third in the Asia-Pacific.

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Jihad in Jerusalem synagogue

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Four are murdered and others wounded and the world blames Israel.  Two jihadists stormed a synagogue, shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is greater) while spraying bullet and slashing with cleavers.  Remember, this has nothing to do with Islam and to make that connection is "Islamophobic".  So says Obama other world leaders.

From NBC November 19 by Paul Goldman and Lawahez Jabari

Three Americans Among Four Rabbis 'Slaughtered' in Jerusalem Synagogue

JERUSALEM — Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue, opening fire and using knives and axes to attack Jews praying inside, officials said Tuesday. Four rabbis were killed — including three dual U.S.-Israeli nationals — along with an Israeli policeman, and five other people wounded.

The attackers were later killed in a shootout with police. "Everybody was praying peacefully without any disruptions whatsoever and then all of a sudden the terrorists go into a place of worship and peace and turn it into a killing nightmare," Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told BBC Radio 4.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “Human beasts committed a massacre, and they came charged with hatred against the Jewish people and their state.”

Israeli police told NBC News that three of the dead were dual U.S.-Israeli citizens. Britain's Foreign Office confirmed the death of a dual U.K.-Israeli national. Police said the slain included Rabbi Moshe Twersky, the son of Boston-born Isadore Twersky who founded Harvard University's Center for Jewish Studies. Rabbi Cary Levine, Rabbi Avraham Goldberg and Rabbi Aryeh Kopinsky were also killed, according to an announcement made by the synagogue.

The slain policeman was identified as Zidan Saif, 30. He died later in the evening in a hospital from critical wounds sustained, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.

Netanyahu vowed to "respond with a heavy hand to the brutal murder of Jews who came to pray and were met by reprehensible murderers." He later ordered the demolition of the attackers' homes although he did not confirm the names of the perpetrators.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attack, the first time he has done so since a recent spike in deadly violence against Israelis. He also called for an end to Israeli "provocations" surrounding a contested holy site. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri praised it and called for more bloodshed.

Netanyahu blamed the violence on incitement by Hamas and Abbas.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

UC Berkeley students find Israel more offensive than ISIS

The propagandizing of young minds on college campuses today is complete: Israel is the enemy and the Islamic State is benign and not to be paid attention to.  How did we get to the point where those who behead in the name of their religion are given a back seat to the only democracy in the Middle East?

Muslims are the new "Negro" and Israel is the new "Master" and that must be the new norm.  It is not a political leaning thing, nor is it a mismatch of relativism and cultural identity, it is the renewed age-old hatred of Jews, spurred on by a campaign to make a common historical lie (Jews are evil) the main narrative.

Telling is how virulent the attacks against Israel are.  Not merely an angry critique of Israeli policy, the common meme was one of suggesting Israel and Jews fornicate themselves.  The hatred was palatable, and very uncomfortable.  One could almost imagine a physical attack by someone who's emotional attachment to hatred got the best of them.

This behavior is endemic on colleges across the US today, taught by ideologues to students ready and willing to be indoctrinated in whatever the professor spouts.

From JihadWatch November 19 by Robert Spencer`

Video: Which is more offensive at UC-Berkeley — the flag of the Islamic State or the flag of Israel?

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Breaking Report: 10 year plan to create the caliphate revealed




Whether Obama knew or not, the plan as laid out 10 years ago in "...an article published by Spiegel Online titled “The Future of Terrorism: What al-Qaeda Really Wants.” Written by Yassin Musharbash, the article was essentially a review of a book written by Fouad Hussein, a Jordanian journalist with close access to al-Qaeda and its affiliates...".  It could be safely assumed that Obama did know of the book and research but did not see it as any kind of threat.  Did BushII know of the book?  We will probably never know but it is likely, as with Obama that BushII was made aware of the situational aspects of it, and like Obama did not see it as a threat.

A good portion of this plan has already come to fruition, will anyone take seriously the remainder and change tactics accordingly to address the threat?  Most likely not, as it is still verboten to utter anything about Islam that does not comport with mainstream narrative.  To do so would, of course be Islamophobic.

From JihadWatch November 7 by Raymond Ibrahim

Raymond Ibrahim: Exposed: Decade-Old Plan to Create Islamic State—and Obama Helped

Although the birth of the Islamic state and the herald of the caliphate are often regarded as some of 2014’s “big shockers,” they were foretold in striking detail and with an accurate timeline by an al-Qaeda insider nearly one decade ago.

On August 12, 2005, Spiegel Online International published an article titled “The Future of Terrorism: What al-Qaeda Really Wants.” Written by Yassin Musharbash, the article was essentially a review of a book written by Fouad Hussein, a Jordanian journalist with close access to al-Qaeda and its affiliates, including the late Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who pioneered the videotaping of beheadings “to strike terror into the hearts” of infidels (Koran 3:151).

As Hussein explained in the introduction of his book Al Zarqawi: Al Qaeda’s Second Generation: “I interviewed a whole range of al-Qaeda members with different ideologies to get an idea of how the war between the terrorists and Washington would develop in the future.”

And in fact the book details the master plan of al-Qaeda—in its “second generation” manifestation known as the “Islamic State” which follows much of Zarqawi’s modus operandi—to resurrect a caliphate. This plan is sufficiently outlandish that Yassin Musharbash, the author of the Spiegel article reviewing Hussein’s book, repeatedly casts doubt on its feasibility. Thus al-Qaeda’s plan is “proof both of the terrorists’ blindness as well as their brutal single-mindedness”; there is “no way” al-Qaeda can follow the plan “step by step”; “the idea that al-Qaeda could set up a caliphate in the entire Islamic world is absurd”; and the following “scenario should be judged skeptically.”

Yet it is all the more remarkable that much of this plan—especially those phases dismissed as infeasible by Musharbash (four and five)—have come to pass.

In what follows, I reproduce the seven phases of al-Qaeda’s master plan as presented in Musharbash’s nearly ten-year-old article (in bullet points and italics, bold for emphasis), with my commentary interspersed for context. Phases four and five are of particular importance as they describe the goals for recent times, much of which have come to fruition according to plan.

An Islamic Caliphate in Seven Easy Steps
The First Phase Known as “the awakening”—this has already been carried out and was supposed to have lasted from 2000 to 2003, or more precisely from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York and Washington to the fall of Baghdad in 2003. The aim of the attacks of 9/11 was to provoke the US into declaring war on the Islamic world and thereby“awakening” Muslims. “The first phase was judged by the strategists and masterminds behind al-Qaeda as very successful,” writes Hussein. “The battle field was opened up and the Americans and their allies became a closer and easier target.” The terrorist network is also reported as being satisfied that its message can now be heard “everywhere.”

Much of this is accurate and makes sense. Sadly, if any eyes were opened after the 9/11 attacks on American soil, they weren’t Western eyes—certainly not the eyes of Western leadership, mainstream media, and academia. But to many Muslims, the strikes of 9/11 were inspiring and motivating, giving credence to Osama bin Laden’s characterization of America as a “paper tiger.” A few years after the Islamic strikes of 9/11, Americans responded by electing a man with a Muslim name and heritage for president, even as he continuously empowers in a myriad of ways—including banning knowledge of Islam—the same ideology behind the strikes of 9/11. Meanwhile, the average Muslim relearned the truths of their religion, namely that the “infidel” is an existential enemy and jihad against him is a duty, as al-Qaeda and others had successfully shown.
The Second Phase “Opening Eyes” is, according to Hussein’s definition, the period we are now in [writing in 2005] and should last until 2006. Hussein says the terrorists hope to make the western conspiracy aware of the “Islamic community.” Hussein believes this is a phase in which al-Qaeda wants an organization to develop into a movement. The network is banking on recruiting young men during this period. Iraq should become the center for all global operations, with an “army” set up there and bases established in other Arabic states.

This too is accurate. Among other things, the “Islamic community,” the umma, began to be more visible and vocal during this time frame, including through a rash of attacks and riots following any perceived “insult” to Islam, growing demands for appeasement, and accusations of “Islamophobia” against all and sundry. If there weren’t any spectacular terror attacks on the level of 9/11, young Muslim men were quietly enlisting and training in the jihad—or in western parlance, “radicalizing.” Al-Qaeda went from being an “organization” to a “movement”—international “radicalization.” Most importantly, Iraq, as the world now knows, certainly did become the “center for all global operations” with an “army” of jihadis set up there.
The Third Phase This is described as “Arising and Standing Up” and should last from 2007 to 2010.“There will be a focus on Syria,” prophesies Hussein, based on what his sources told him. The fighting cadres are supposedly already prepared and some are in Iraq. Attacks on Turkey and—even more explosive— in Israel are predicted. Al-Qaeda’s masterminds hope that attacks on Israel will help the terrorist group become a recognized organization. The author also believes that countries neighboring Iraq, such as Jordan, are also in danger.

Much of this third phase as described and transpired seems to have been an extension of phase two. In retrospect, there certainly appears to have been a focus on Syria, even if the jihad started there one year behind schedule (2011). And many of the jihadis were “already prepared” and “some are in Iraq.” None of this was a surprise, of course, as U.S. intelligence always indicated that if American forces withdrew from Iraq, the jihadis would take over.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

British jihadist preacher Anjem Choudary wants to leave England and live under sharia with the Islamic State caliphate H

The British Home Office has confiscated his passport so he cannot leave.  One would think that it would be better for England to send him packing, why are they keeping him?  Let him go and then prohibit his return.  Maybe he would end up a victim of Western airstrikes.  That would be a good thing.

From Breitbart November 7 by Donna Rachel Edmunds

EXTREMIST CLERIC: GIVE ME MY PASSPORT AND LET ME JOIN ISIS
The extremist Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary has said that the British government should return his passport and grant him safe passage to Syria, so that he can see what life is like under Sharia law, The Times has reported. He confirmed that he would also consider renouncing his British citizenship if allowed to travel abroad.

London-born Choudary has gained a name for himself through his controversial media appearances in which he has espoused his support for public executions of those who insult the Prophet Mohammed, cutting the hands off convicted thieves, and the implementation of Sharia law in the UK.

In September Choudary, who has founded ten groups which have been banned under anti-terrorism laws, was arrested on suspicion of belonging to a proscribed group. He was released on bail under strict conditions, which included forfeiting his passport to the authorities.

He continues to deny any wrongdoing, and has now told the Times that he should have his passport handed back. "I believe the world belongs to God and that one day, hopefully, the UK will be part of an Islamic State. Why shouldn’t I be free to travel to the khilafah [caliphate] and see what life is like under the Sharia?" he said.

"The passport . . . is a basic human right and I don’t see why I should have to give it up or have my movement restricted. I want to know from the Home Office and the crown prosecution service if it is illegal for me to travel to live in the Islamic State if I have no intention of carrying out acts of terrorism."

He also maintains that the timing of his arrest, and that of seven others, was politically motivated and intended to silence them, coming as it did the night before a Parliamentary vote on military intervention in Iraq.

Choudary has denied being in contact with anyone within the so-called Islamic State, but has called upon the Crown Prosecution Service to “make themselves clear” as to whether people who travel to Iraq and Syria leave themselves open to prosecution, claiming the right to safe passage.

It is not a view supported by the Commons home affairs select committee chairman Keith Vaz, who said: “If he wants to go, he should be allowed to go. I think that would be a much better scenario than having him stay.

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Abbas encourages more auto attacks against Jews






"Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement continues to heat up the atmosphere in Jerusalem and actively encourages Palestinians to carry out attacks on Israelis by running them over with cars"

There have been three car attacks in Israel in as many weeks, with numerous dead and many wounded  It appears jihadists are taking Abbas' advice to heart.  But remember, this has nothing to do with Islam and everything to do with the evil "occupation" by the Jews of Palestine.

From PMI November 6 by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Abbas' Fatah encourages terror attacks by car
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement continues to heat up the atmosphere in Jerusalem and actively encourages Palestinians to carry out attacks on Israelis by running them over with cars.

Today, the above cartoon appeared on one of Fatah's official Facebook pages. "Fatah-The Main Page" labeled the cartoon "the run over organization" (a play on words on the Arabic word for "run over" - da'es - and the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State terror organization - Da'esh). The cartoon urges people to "Hit the gas at 199 [km/h] for Al-Aqsa." The crossed-over traffic sign says "Al-Aqsa," hinting that Jews are not allowed to enter the Temple Mount. [Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," Nov. 6, 2014]

Another post instructs: "Run over, friend, run over the foreign settler!" [Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," Nov. 6, 2014]

"The Jews are defiling Al-Aqsa - will you not rage??" was the text of another post yesterday, showing a picture of a shouting Yasser Arafat, thus trying to heat up the atmosphere further. [Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," Nov. 5, 2014]

A picture of a man shooting with a rifle was posted with the words: "Restore your glory."[Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page," Nov. 6, 2014]

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"The people killed by Islamic State are American agents. We must behead them as Allah said in the Koran"

A 13-year-old boy who wishes to be named 'Abu Hattab' stands in a forest holding a weapon



We could play "Who Said That" and see if we can guess who might have uttered these words but the problem would be that just about anyone of recent or past note could have spoken it.  What makes this particular utterance more insidious is that it comes from a 13 year old boy.

In the interview and article linked below, you will read a chilling account that embodies what pure Islam is all about.  We see it as child abuse, they see it as the duty of waging jihad.  Until Muslims world-wide stand as one voice and condemn, through doctrinal means how the Islamic State interprets the Qur'an and the hadiths of Muhammad incorrectly, we will see more of these children dying for Allah.

From the BBC November 6 by Mark Lowen

Islamic State crisis: The 13-year-old on 'righteous path'

In a cramped living room in southern Turkey, a 13-year-old boy is training to join Islamic State.

As he welcomes us in, he appears a regular, happy-looking child: his hair is ruffled, his smile beaming, he wears a grey, hooded sweater.

But as we sit down to talk, he heads next door to change, returning in a black balaclava and military-style camouflage top.

He wants to be known as "Abu Hattab".

Born in Syria, he was first radicalised last year, joining the jihadist group Sham al-Islam.'Behead them'

He had Sharia lessons and learned how to use weapons, proudly showing us pictures in which he takes aim with machine guns.

Now he spends his days online, watching jihadist videos and chatting on Facebook to IS fighters.

Within weeks, he says, he'll go to the IS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria to become a young jihadi soldier.

"I like Islamic State because they pursue Sharia and kill infidels, non-Sunnis and those who converted from Islam," he says.

"The people killed by Islamic State are American agents. We must behead them as Allah said in the Koran."

I ask whether he has disclosed his age to those to whom he talks online.

"At the start, I didn't," he says.

"But recently I told them - and now they contact me even more, sending me photos and news."

But why not simply enjoy his childhood, I ask?

"I don't want to go out with friends or have fun. Allah ordered us to work and fight for the next life - for paradise. Before, I went to the park or the seaside.

"But then I realised I was wrong - and I've taken the righteous path."

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai gives her 50K prize to Gaza schools

Schools that were "...hit by Israeli shells during seven weeks of bombing and fighting..."

What exactly is Malala buying with her 50K?  A continuation of the demonization of Israel, it seems.

From NBC October 29 by Christian Boyle

Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai Donates $50,000 for Gaza Schools
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai said Wednesday she will donate $50,000 to help rebuild U.N. schools damaged during the recent conflict in Gaza. The Pakistani teenager announced she would be giving away the winnings from her World's Children's Prize while collecting the award in Stockholm. "Innocent Palestinian children have suffered terribly and for too long," Yousafzai said. "We must all work to ensure Palestinian boys and girls, and all children everywhere, receive a quality education in a safe environment.

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“While the UNRWA slogan is 'Peace Starts Here,' a more appropriate slogan would be 'War Starts with UNRWA"

A new documentary has just been released, showing conclusively that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is a tool of Hamas.

"...not only were rockets launched from places adjacent to UNRWA institutions – the students at the schools are themselves educated to hate Israel and aspire to destroy it"

Rockets were found in UNRWA-run schools and when discovered, were then given over to the "local authority" which, as we know was Hamas.  This and many other scandals are exposed in this new film.

From Arutz Sheva October 29

UNRWA-Hamas Symbiosis Detailed in New Film
In a new documentary video entitled UNRWA Goes to War, journalist David Bedein builds a seemingly incontestable case against UNRWA, showing the close symbiotic relations between it and the terror group Hamas.

The video shows that not only did UNRWA schools serve as repositories for rockets in the last Gaza war, and not only were rockets launched from placesadjacent to UNRWA institutions – the students at the schools are themselves educated to hate Israel and aspire to destroy it.

Bedein launched a scathing attack on UNRWA in a video he produced and published three years ago, earning a furious rebuttal from the UN group.

“While the UNRWA slogan is 'Peace Starts Here,' a more appropriate slogan would be 'War Starts with UNRWA,'” the film charges. It shows footage of what it says are UNRWA elementary school students participating in military-style displays in plain sight of their teachers, in afterschool activitiesorganized by Hamas.

As usual, the question is – is anyone listening?

Islamic State jihadist plasters Houston with ISIS signs




The police know who he is, and his Facebook page is filled with exhortations against America.  Nothing will be done, no serious questions asked until Adam Abdulrahman decides it is time to wage jihad against the US, which eventually he will do.  Until then, go back to sleep, there is nothing to see here.

From Vocativ October 27 by M.L. Nestel

This Man Has Been Plastering Houston With ISIS Stickers

At a time when the FBI is on high alert for signs of ISIS allegiance in the U.S., a bearded man in Texas has been proclaiming his support for the militant Islamic group in some fairly conspicuous ways. Adam Abdulrahman has been wearing ISIS garb around town, staging pictures in public places of American flags next to ISIS flags, and posting his critiques of American culture on YouTube.

You might call him an ISIS performance artist.

Now the man who’s dubbed himself “Houston Baghdadi” on Twitter has a new act. Throughout October, as the U.S. has stepped up a bombing campaign to wipe out the militant group in Syria and Iraq, Abdulrahman has been papering Houston with white-and-black ISIS stickers. He has plastered memorials, city vehicles, grocery store checkout machines and many other things, and shared his conquests on Twitter and YouTube.

With ISIS beheading Western journalist hostages and threatening in its forums to attack specific targets in the U.S., Abdulrahman, with his overt displays of ISIS fervor, is testing the limits both of the First Amendment and of his fellow Texans’ tolerance.

The FBI tells us that it knows all about Abdulrahman. “We were made aware of the social media reports of that individual,” a spokeswoman says.

We reached out to the Abdulrahman, but he hasn’t responded.

We first came across Abdulrahman a couple of months ago as we began tracking the social media activities of ISIS sympathizers in America. He had landed on our radar because he was a Twitter follower of a sheikh named Ahmad Musa Jibril who had helped funnel hundreds of foreign fighters into the war in Syria to oust that country’s president.

Some of Abdulrahman’s posts seem innocuous enough. This past summer, the 28-year-old posted pictures of himself mugging for the camera with cops. All smiles.

But more recently, Abdulrahman, who claims the title of “Islamic caliphate state fact reporter,” has gotten more provocative, and at times confrontational. He posted pictures of himself in September being booted from a Houston mosque where he had tried to chant and pray, despite requests for him to leave.

“Allah says I’m welcome, and this is the house of Allah,” he tells a cop. After a standoff, Abdulrahman was ushered out of the mosque by uniformed cops—but not before he belted out the name of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

“May Allah prrotect(sic) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” he says.

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Military ordered to hide identity to avoid being a jihad victim

All of a sudden the government has decided that jihad is a real threat, courtesy the Islamic State and their call for Muslims to kill anyone of the West, in any manner that can be implemented.  The dangers of Islam are beginning to creep into mainstream thinking despite the insistence all these years that Islam is a religion of peace.  We shall see more of this enlightened thinking as the truth of Islam becomes more prevalent.

What bothers me the most about this article is that those who are trained and equipped to fight are being told to avoid fighting by hiding from the enemy.  This makes me shudder, to think our military are being instructed to duck and cover rather than lock and load.  It may appear to be a prudent move to save lives, but to hide from the enemy smacks of cowardice.  Not from the individual soldier, but from their leaders who seem to want to avoid doing what their troops are trained for.

From the Washington Times October 29 by  Rowan Scarborough


U.S. military ordered to hide identities, change routines to avoid terrorist attacks

The agency in charge of protecting the Pentagon has sent out a warning that “ISIL-linked terrorists” want to attack employees and is urging them to change routines and mask their identities.

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency, citing intelligence reports, says members of the Islamic State terrorist group, also known by the acronym ISIL, may use knives, guns or explosives.“Recent threats, revealed through various intelligence and law enforcement sources, indicate that terrorists, directed or inspired by the Islamic States of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), view members of U.S. military members and law enforcement officers as legitimate targets for attacks,” the agency warns in memo that The Washington Times has obtained.

The warning represents one of the Obama’s administration’s most extensive domestic responses to the Islamic State. The violent al Qaeda-linked terror group, which controls parts of Syria and Iraq, is urging followers via social media to kill Westerners, especially government and military personnel.

“Attacks would most likely involve edged weapons, small arms, or improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and could be perpetrated with little-or-no advanced warning,” says the Oct. 24 two-page warning. “In light of these threats and recent attacks in the United Kingdom, France, and Canada, remaining vigilant is paramount.

“It is important that you ensure all members of your family are made aware of this valuable information so they not only protect themselves, but also become an integral part of the overall community antiterrorism effort.”

The alert is titled “Recent Threats and Individual Protective Measures.”

The alert lists 11 protective steps that require employees to alter their ways of life, including:

⦁ Remove decals and other identifiers from clothing and vehicles.

⦁ Vary travel routes.

⦁ Avoid large gatherings and places where people congregate.

⦁ Guard what you post on Facebook and Twitter.

⦁ Do not post anything that links you to the Defense Department.

⦁ Do not post any opposition to terrorist groups.

Islamic State leaflets found on Quantico marine base

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There is one slight problem; they were printed backwards and upside down, a possible sign this is a hoax.  I don't think a serious jihadist would make such a juvenile mistake, yet it must be considered as a remote possibility.  If it is true, it would indicate someone with access to the base, and that possibility is distressing.

From PJMedia October 30

Possible Islamic State Leaflets Found in Quantico Marine Base

Leaflets found at the site of the Marine Corps headquarters in Quantico, Virginia, Wednesday may have ties to the international terrorist organization ISIS, a source told the Tatler today. The leaflets, which portray the flag of the Islamic State, include a message in Arabic that says “We came from Mexico on a train.”

The leaflets raise the questions of whether the Islamic State has operatives in the heart of the United State’s Marine Corps headquarters, or alternatively, whether someone is testing security responses and military command communications.

The Tatler obtained a digital copy of the leaflet today, which is being distributed within the Marine Corps command. The source, who requested anonymity, wrote:

MCB Quantico personnel found 6-7 of these leaflets in Quantico Town (the shopping/residential area inside of Marine Corps Base Quantico) this afternoon (Wednesday). The picture depicts an ISIL banner. The translation of the writing is “We came from Mexico on a train.”

Marine Corps commands in the National Capital region have been informed and are increasing situational awareness at their installations.

The leaflet is being investigated by the Marine Corps, the FBI and Navy intelligence. The Tatler contacted public affairs at Quantico, but as of publication time the base has not commented.

The Tatler has had the inscription independently translated. It says: “We are here from Mexico. We took the train.” Coupled with the ISIS flag, it is clearly intended to be a threat, connected to the porous U.S.-Mexico border.

But the ISIS flag is upside down and reversed with respect to the Arabic text. 

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Obama White House calls Netanyahu "Chickenshit"

How much more needs to be said by this current administration until it is seen as the most anti-Israeli ever?  What else can they do to insult, demean and castigate Israel?  To call the leader of the only democracy in the Middle East a "chickenshit" and accuse him of also being recalcitrant, myopic, reactionary, obtuse, blustering and pompous is nothing short of childish, and to accuse Netanyahu of aspergery, a claim that implies he suffers from Aspergers Syndrom is just plain nasty.

It shames me to be an American when the president acts in such a crass and insulting manner.

From the Washington Examiner October 29 by Kelly Cohen

Senior Obama official: Israeli PM Netanyahu is 'chickenshit'

Add another item to the list of insults officials in the Obama administration have lobbed at Benjamin Netanyahu.

A senior Obama administration official recently described the Israeli prime minister as “chickenshit,” according to Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic.

The list also includes descriptions such as "recalcitrant, myopic, reactionary, obtuse, blustering, pompous, and 'Aspergery,' " according to Goldberg.

“The good thing about Netanyahu is that he’s scared to launch wars,” the official told Goldberg, explaining the meaning behind calling the leader of an ally a “chickenshit.”

“The bad thing about him is that he won’t do anything to reach an accommodation with the Palestinians or with the Sunni Arab states," the official said. "The only thing he’s interested in is protecting himself from political defeat. He’s not [Yitzhak] Rabin, he’s not [Ariel] Sharon, he’s certainly no [Menachem] Begin. He’s got no guts."

A separate official told Goldberg that the administration believes Netanyahu to be a “coward” on the issue of Iran’s nuclear threat, no longer believing he would ever launch a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Breaking Report: Canadian jihadist is what he said he is...a jihadist

No more wringing of hands or gnashing of teeth, we have the answer.  The Canadian jihadist Michael Zehaf-Bibeau left a video behind, explaining why he was doing what he was about to do in simple terms: it's all about the jihad.  Police say after watching the video it is clear Bibeau's actions were ideologically motivated.  Now they are calling this a terrorist attack but the mainstream has yet to accept that scenario, for to do so would open one up for demonization, ostracism, name-calling and accusations of racism.  Someone remind me again what race exactly is Islam?  I keep forgetting.

From the Daily Mail October 26

Canadian gunman who shot dead soldier recorded video message before attack that reveals it WAS a meticulously planned act of terror, police say

A gunman who shot and killed a soldier at Canada's national war memorial and then stormed Parliament before he was gunned down had prepared a video recording of himself that reveals his ideological and political motives, police claim.

The footage of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, which is yet to be released, is said to confirm investigators' fears that this was a meticulously planned terrorist attack.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson said in a statement they have 'persuasive evidence that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's attack was driven by ideological and political motives.'

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Israeli Muslim leader: "Jerusalem will not be only the capital of the Palestinian state, but also the capital of the coming righteous Islamic caliphate…"

He is an Israeli citizen who also practices Islam.  Where is his counterpart in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi citizen who is also a Jew?  Right next to the hens teeth and bigfoot.

What makes Kamal Khatib believe that Jerusalem will be the capitol of the caliphate?  He must know something the rest of us do not.  Could it have anything to do with Islamic doctrine?

Naah...it would be Islamophobic to point that out so, never mind.

From Jihad Watch October 26 by Robert Spencer

Muslim leader in Israel: “Entire earth” will be “subordinate” to caliphate

In an interview with the official PA TV channel, Sheik Kamal Khatib, deputy leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel, said: “Jerusalem will not be only the capital of the Palestinian state, but also the capital of the coming righteous Islamic caliphate.” After he repeated his views several times and said that “the entire Earth” would “become subordinate to the Islamic caliphate one day”, PA TV cut the interview short.

Following are excerpts from the interview, which aired on October 17, 2014.

Interviewer: Let us first watch what you said at the Al-Aqsa Mosque this week.

Archival images of Kamal Khatib speaking

Kamal Khatib: I have said it before, and I say it again: Allah willing, Jerusalem will not be only the capital of the Palestinian state, but also the capital of the coming righteous Islamic caliphate…

Crowd member: Say: “Allah Akbar!”

Crowd: Allah Akbar!

[…]

In studio:

Interviewer: Sheik, we listened to what you said at Al-Aqsa earlier this week. You said that Jerusalem would be the capital of the Islamic caliphate. What caliphate are you talking about?!

Kamal Khatib: In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. First, I am proud to have said this at the gates of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, from the frontline trenches of defense of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and not on Facebook or other social media. I’m not good at constructing theories. I’m only good at field work. While talking about the future of Jerusalem, I emphasized that Jerusalem would be not only the capital of the Palestinian state, but the capital of the coming righteous Islamic caliphate as well.

Interviewer: This brings to mind the ISIS organization. It is ISIS that is calling for an Islamic caliphate in the current circumstance.

Kamal Khatib: This is a simpleton’s understanding of history. The term “Islamic caliphate” has existed for 1,300 years…

Interviewer: But throughout the history of Islam, Jerusalem has never been the center or capital of any Islamic caliphate. Cairo, Baghdad, Damascus, and other cities were caliphate capitals, but not Jerusalem.

Kamal Khatib: Its time will come.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Zale Thompson; jihadist or mentally ill?

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From a clinical view, yes to both.  Using Islamic texts and tenets to justify beheadings, mass murder and the subjugation of women and non-Muslims, all those things that are an anathema to Western values and ethics are a sign of mental illness.  To believe, uphold and support how Islam views non-Muslims can only be described as a defect of the mind, a warped perspective based on a literal belief in the word of Allah.

It is good that NYPD chief Bratton is calling the attack a terrorist attack, yet he needs to go farther and call it a jihad attack, because that is exactly what it is.  His statement is a welcome breath of fresh air.  Lets hope that breeze grows into a whirlwind.

From The Modesto Bee October 24 by Tom Hays

NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

NEW YORK — A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday.

Police were examining Zale Thompson's computer for clues about a motive for the Thursday assault that left one of the officers seriously injured and ended with Thompson being killed by police. Police Commissioner William Bratton said Thompson's browsing history included organized terror groups, beheadings and the shooting in Canada earlier this week that officials there have called a terrorist attack.

Thompson was not on any watch lists, and officials found no indication he sought any training or affiliation to any groups.

Bratton said investigators were trying to determine whether the attack was planned or spontaneous but believe Thompson was self-radicalized. His father told officials he converted to Islam about two years ago and was described as a "recluse" who had been depressed lately.

Bratton said he was comfortable calling it a terrorist attack.

"This was a terrorist attack, certainly," Bratton said.

But he also stopped short of including the attack in the list of terror plots against the city since Sept. 11, 2001, saying the investigation was continuing.

Thompson, 32, had once served in the U.S. Navy and had a history of run-ins with the law over domestic violence in California in 2003 and 2004, police said. In recent postings on social media, he ranted about injustices in American society and oppression abroad, but the postings didn't point to any affiliation with a terror group or direct influence of radical Islam, they said.

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Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/2014/10/24/3608085_officer-critical-but-stable-after.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

"If the Zionists and the Crusaders had never invaded and colonized the Islamic lands after WW1, then there would be no need for Jihad!"

Still cognitive dissonance of epic proportions from all sides.  His statements will be dismissed as so much rant; he couldn't mean what he said, he must have had mental problems, he didn't plan to hurt anybody and he was just misunderstood.  And he would never support the Islamic State, no matter what.

Uh huh, and I am the Queen of Sheeba.

From Vocativ October 23 by M.L. Nestel

Sources: NYPD Hatchet Attacker May Have Been ISIS Supporter

The hatchet-wielding man who attacked four New York Police Department officers earlier today and was then shot dead by police may have had ties to ISIS, sources tell Vocativ.

Law enforcement sources we spoke with identified Zale Thompson as the armed man who charged at a group of NYPD uniformed police assembled on a street corner in Jamaica, Queens, at around 2 p.m. today. The 32-year-old Muslim, who lived in Queens, struck one of the officers in the back of the head with his hatchet and gashed another on the arm, the police said.

After they were provoked, two of the four cops drew their weapons and fired several times, gunning down the attacker. The gunfire struck a 29-year-old woman who happened to be walking by. Her condition was critical, authorities said.

Law enforcement sources say a look into Thompson’s chatter online revealed he had ties to a radical U.S.-based radical Islamic leader who advocated aggression against the American government.

Don't worry, all Muslims in America are peaceful, tolerant and want nothing to do with sharia or a caliphate.

Last month, Thompson, who says on his Facebook page that he graduated from the Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, commented on YouTube:

“If you’re looking for ‘perfect’ Muslims who never make any mistakes in their Jihad, then you will be looking in vain! If the Zionists and the Crusaders had never invaded and colonized the Islamic lands after WW1, then there would be no need for Jihad! Which is better, to sit around and do nothing, or to Jihad fisabeelallah!”

Thompson’s comment was on a video explaining the idea of creating an Islamic caliphate, or borderless kingdom, which is ISIS’ ultimate aim.

Calls to the NYPD and FBI about Thompson and the hatchet attack were not immediately returned.