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Friday, August 29, 2014

"Reverse Jihad" taking shape against the Islamic State

After turning the other cheek for far too long, Christians and others are taking up arms.  It's not a perfect response but it is justifiable and reasonable, considering the urgency with which the Islamic State wants to eliminate Christians.

This is good news, and Obama would do well to send arms and support to these embattled believers.

From The Gospel Herald August 28 by  Don Pittman

Calling It a 'Reverse Jihad,' Iraqi and Foreign Christians Join Fight Against Islamic State

Some Christian groups in northern Iraq say they have had enough of being struck down like helpless victims and are tired of being chased from a place where they consider themselves to be the original inhabitants; they have decided to take up arms to defend the home their people have known for over 2,000 years.

National Geographic reports that, According to officials with the Assyrian Patriotic Party, which is one of several Assyrian political organizations in Iraq that is made up of mostly Christians, 40 armed members have been sent to join the Kurdish Peshmerga, the official security force of the Kurdistan Regional Government, and the strongest fighting force in Northern Iraq that is taking on the Islamic State.

The Christian group has shed its historically passive nature because the ruthless Islamic State has so severely brutalized all who stand in its way.

Earlier this month, the president of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Massud Barzani, announced that his government was ready to open its doors to Christian volunteers among the Kurdish armed forces by providing them with the means to create self-defense forces in their villages and defend themselves from jihadi militias of the Islamic State, Fides Agency reported.

Henry Sarkis, 44, the newly appointed branch chief for the Assyrian Patriotic Party in the area, calls the group of 40 from his party the "first wave", and they have adopted the name Dukha, which means "sacrifice'. "We keep talking about Jesus and peace, and now we've reached the point where it's not enough," he said in an interview at his party's headquarters in Dahuk. "The age of waiting for the Peshmerga to take back territory while we sit is over. We took the decision that, with our limited abilities, we will try to participate." 

The shift in ideals for Christians, who have been viewed as helpless victims in the past, may make the Iraqi Christians more of a target, some believe, but Sarkis, however, isn't worried as he believes standing up to fight is better than laying down and dying. "We're being killed in our homes, so why not defend ourselves? Then even if we die, we die with dignity," he said. "We didn't want to reach this point - we just want to live in our areas."

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The Beard is back! Maj Nidal Hasan asks to be a citizen of the new Islamic State




The rabbit hole has been closed for a while, but with this story about the Ft. Hood jihadist we can now slide into another weird experience with Islam.

Hasan sends a letter to the Islamic State, asking to be granted "citizenship".

He says;
"It would be an honor for any believer to be an obedient citizen soldier to a people and its leader who don't compromise the religion of All-Mighty Allah to get along with the disbelievers."

He signs off with SoA, Soldier of Allah, the same mark found on the official Air Force business card he carried as he gunned down 13 and wounded over 30.

It should be no surprise that Hasan would want to be a part of what he, and many other Muslims see as the future of Islam around the globe.

From FOXNews August 29 by Catherine Herridge

Fort Hood shooter says he wants to become 'citizen' of Islamic State caliphate

The convicted shooter in the Fort Hood massacre has written a letter to the leader of the Islamic State saying he wants to become a "citizen" of the caliphate, in the latest example of the terror group's reach inside the U.S.

The letter from Nidal Hasan, obtained by Fox News, comes after two Americans reportedly died fighting for ISIS in Syria. Sources late Wednesday identified the second as Abdirahmaan Muhumed, of Minneapolis. Fox affiliate KMSP-TV in Minneapolis reported that Muhumed was killed in the same battle as Douglas McArthur McCain, who grew up outside Minneapolis in the town of New Hope and most recently lived in San Diego.

The State Department said Thursday it could not confirm Muhumed’s death and efforts to reach his family were unsuccessful.

In the undated letter, Hasan -- who fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 at Fort Hood in 2009 in what the Defense Department called “workplace violence”-- tells ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that he wants to join the caliphate.

"I formally and humbly request to be made a citizen of the Islamic State,”Hasan says in the handwritten document addressed to “Ameer, Mujahid Dr. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”

"It would be an honor for any believer to be an obedient citizen soldier to a people and its leader who don't compromise the religion of All-Mighty Allah to get along with the disbelievers."

The two-page letter includes Hasan’s signature and the abbreviation SoA for Soldier of Allah.

Hasan's attorney, John Galligan, said the letter “underscores how much of his life, actions and mental thought process are driven by religious zeal. And it also reinforces my belief that the military judge committed reversible error by prohibiting Major Hasan from both testifying and arguing…how his religious beliefs” motivated his actions during the shooting.

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"He really likes the idea that upon converting to Islam, all of his previous sins are forgiven. O.J. has a lot to be forgiven for"




O.J. Simpson converting to Islam.

I have no words.

From Ummid August 29

Former American footballer O.J. Simpson set to revert to Islam 

Lovelock (Nevada): Former American footballer, broadcaster, and movie star O.J Simpson, who is currently locked up in a Nevada prison since 2008 has turned to religion and is embracing Islam with plans to become a Muslim.

The disgraced 67-year-old star has become interested in the religion through his friendship with former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, who was imprisoned in the early 1990s and is a devout Muslim.

“O.J. really thought that he was going to be successful in a bid for a new trial and eventually be released from prison,” an insider told The ENQUIRER.

“But now he’s not eligible for parole until late 2017, which has angered him.”

In 2013 Simpson’s manager, Norman Pardo, told the magazine that his client found God in prison and has been ministering to other inmates — with plans to become a TV evangelist.

But when that plan fell through, Simpson turned to Islam.

He occasionally wears the traditional Kufi prayer cap and studies the Holy Quran, the insider reveals, but he’s struggled with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which requires all Muslims to fast.

“O.J. didn’t quite make it through the entire fasting process,” the source said.

“He cheated during the day, and bought snacks from the prison canteen. But he’s really serious about converting to Islam.

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New Al-Qaeda magazine now available: "Palestine - Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience"




Now available at your local bomb-making mosque and shariah-compliant madrassa.

This kind of slick, professional publication does much to bolster the legitimacy and respectability among Muslims and non-Muslims.  As long as this is allowed, we will see continued attacks and conversions by Westerners to jihad and Islam increase.  As long as we do not speak honestly about who the real enemy is and what ideology drives them, we are doomed.

From FOXNews August 28 by Lisa Daftari

Al Qaeda magazine hints of looming attack; urges bombing of Vegas, military targets

A new English-language Al Qaeda magazine features a how-to article on making car bombs and suggests terror targets in the United States, including casinos in Las Vegas, oil tankers and military colleges, and implies that an attack is imminent.

The online publication, called “Palestine-Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience Al-Malahem” and put out by the media arm of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, calls for Muslims around the world to follow “the recipe” provided to set off car bombs in crowded venues. It includes a timeline of "selected jihadi operations" that the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which first flagged the slickly-produced latest edition of the terror publication, finds chilling.

“The timeline concludes with the date 201?’ and blank spaces and question marks for the photo and information of the next attack -- implying that it is coming soon.” said MEMRI Executive Director Steve Stalinsky.

There is a suggested list of targets for lone-wolf, or individually executed, terror attacks, including New York's Times Square, casinos and night clubs in Las Vegas, oil tankers and trains, the Georgia Military College, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and General Atomics defense contractor in San Diego.

“This recipe gives you the ability to make a car bomb even in countries with tight security and surveillance,” one article reads, before providing a “shopping list” of supplies needed to make such a bomb, including cooking gas, oxygen gas, a barometer, decoration lamps and matches.

There is also a list of targets in Britain including a military academy and the Marks and Spencers chain of department stores. The magazine calls for the stores to be hit on Friday during prayers so that Muslims won’t be affected.

Globally, AQAP calls for the targeting of tourist resorts frequented by Israelis, Britons and Americans.

In a nine-page spread entitled, “How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom,” the magazine details a do-it-yourself, illustrated guide on assembling a pressure-cooker bomb similar to the ones used in the Boston Marathon bombings.

“My Muslim brother, before you start reading the instructions, remember that this type of operation if prepared well and an appropriate target is chosen and Allah decrees success for you, history will never forget it. It will be recorded as a crushing defeat on the enemies of Islam,” the article says.

The “Palestine” magazine is a spin-off of AQAP's Inspire magazine, which mainly encourages and instructs jihadi recruits to carry out lone-wolf attack in the West. This new magazine is meant to play upon the recent anti-Israel and anti-U.S. sentiments brought about by the conflict between Hamas and Israel.

“Both AQAP and IS, as well as every other Al-Qaeda branch and offshoot is relying on U.S. social media companies including Twitter and YouTube for their cyber-Jihad efforts,” said Stalinsky, whose organization monitors the online and media activity of Jihadi groups and reported on the release of this publication.

This list comes as U.S. intelligence investigates the increased chances of a terror attack on American soil as Islamic State militants continue on their rampage in Iraq and Syria.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

And the greatest threat to world peace is....

...the Jews.  As I have said all along, it's the IZCTTOTW* that is the problem, but no one listens to me.  Only when the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it do people sit up and take notice.

Sheesh!

From IPT August 22

Hey, Nihad, Look up. Look Down.

Vladimir Putin's Russian forces remain poised for a possible takeover of neighboring Ukraine. Nuclear-armed North Korea is ruled by an unstable, nihilistic dictator who constantly makes new threats against American allies and the United States itself (along with some of its filmmakers). The Islamic State terrorist group slaughters as many people who cross its path and poses a credible threat of genocide against the ancient Yazidi people in Iraq.

But according to Nihad Awad, head of the supposedly mainstream Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), those threats to global peace pale in comparison with the real threat to world peace and security: Israel.

What's especially bizarre is that Awad's assessment on Twitter is bracketed by tweets critical of ISIS' brutality, which were posted after ISIS released video showing the vicious killing of journalist James Wright Foley.

Awad writes that Israel "targets civilians." This is demonstrably false, given the warning calls and leaflets Israel's military drops before targeting terrorists who do target civilians with the rocket fire, or the leaders of terrorist groups like Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad who sanction those attacks.

This is no mis-statement by Awad or an aberration. In July, he called for, "People of conscience: Declare Israel as a terrorist state for the war crimes it has been committing against civilians."

Projection alert.

The only terrorist entities are in Gaza, where Hamas diverted tens of millions of dollars that could have helped build an infrastructure and an economy to better the lives of Palestinians and instead used the money to stockpile weapons and build tunnels in hopes of committing mass slaughter of Israeli civilians.

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* The International Zionist Conspiracy To Control The World

"ISIL does not operate in the name of any religion. The president has been very clear about that, and the more we can underscore that, the better"

Cognitive dissonance at its finest from the Obama administration.  The Islamic State explains itself and its creation through the Qur'an and the hadiths of Muhammad.  It is religiously based, but Obama insists that what they say, they don't mean.  If nothing else, it is an insult to dismiss out of hand what is said.  It is as if Obama is trying to put lipstick on a pig.

Oh, wait....

From CNS August 21 by Brittany M. Hughes

State Dept. on Beheading of U.S. Journalist: 'This Is Not About the United States'

(CNSNews.com) - Deputy State Department spokesperson Marie Harf on Wednesday condemned the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic terrorists, but she also stated that the ISIS threat “is not about the United States and what we do.”

Harf spoke after President Obama told the nation that “governments and peoples across the Middle East” should come together in a “common effort to extract this cancer, so that it does not spread.” He then went golfing.

"I think ISIL wants to make this about the United States and our actions. And I think what the President was trying to say was that this is not about the United States and what we do. This is about countries in the region coming together to fight a shared threat, and this is not about us."

Foley, captured in Syria in 2012, was brutally murdered by the militant Islamic group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), who then posted a video showing the beheading on YouTube and threatened to kill more Americans if the United States tries to intervene in Iraq.

Obama said Foley’s murder “shocks the conscience of the entire world.”

Harf told reporters there was “no justification” for Foley’s murder, but she couldn’t say how President Barack Obama plans to respond to ISIS now that they have murdered a U.S. citizen.

When pressed by reporters for details on what the United States expects from the other governments in the Middle East, Harf refused to go into specifics on how the administration is working with other countries to eliminate the threat posed by ISIS.

“Clearly there’s more we can all do to fight ISIL,” she said.

Harf also emphasized the administration’s view that ISIS does not accurately represent the religion of Islam as a whole.

“ISIL does not operate in the name of any religion. The president has been very clear about that, and the more we can underscore that, the better,” Harf said.

Harf reiterated the Obama administration’s ongoing stance against “boots on the ground,” saying that combating ISIS includes focusing on cutting off the group’s funding and resources. As to whether future actions would include rescue operations or the use of military personnel, Harf said she could not comment.

The day after ISIS released footage of the murder, Obama put on a jacket and appeared before the TV cameras in Martha’s Vineyard to give a brief statement condemning ISIS:

"One thing we can all agree on is that a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century,” the president said, adding the United States will be “vigilant” and “relentless” in pursuing justice for the slain journalist.

ISIS, now fighting to establish its own state stretching from Syria through Iraq, has left a trail of terror in dozens of cities, indiscriminately killing anyone who does not subscribe to their extremism, including fellow Muslims, Christians and ethnic minorities.

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The Islamic State in Ferguson, Missouri




Hoping to take advantage of the hatred against the "man", the Islamic State is using Twitter as a recruitment tool.  They are in Fergusion and making the best of a bad situation.

This is Islam.

From The Washington Post August 21 by Souad Mekhennet

Even the Islamists of ISIS are obsessing over Ferguson

You can understand if President Obama would rather talk about the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq, where he has scored some victories, than talk about the unholy mess in Ferguson, Mo. Surprisingly, though, ISIS militants are following developments in the St. Louis suburb, and some of them would rather focus on that. According to interviews and social media, members of the group and sympathizers with its jihadist ideology are closely tracking the events in the St. Louis suburb, where protesters and police have clashed. In it, they see opportunity.

Partly, the focus is strategic: Officers in Ferguson have used military transports and weapons similar to those used by U.S. troops in Iraq. But militants are also claiming vindication — that their arguments about American oppression were right all along. “Well this clearly shows that all this talk about democracy and equality of people in the west is just hypocrisy,” said Abu Sameer after a private autopsy sought by the family of Michael Brown showed that the 18-year-old had been shot at least six times. Abu Sameer lives in France and identifies himself as a member of the Islamic State, a group that has conducted a campaign of mass killings and other atrocities in northern Iraq.

The Islamic State and other jihadist movements are using the events outside St. Louis as propaganda against the West. One argument they’ve been making for years is that racism and discrimination are rampant in some parts of the West, and they’re hoping the Ferguson riots could help recruit black Americans. “In Islam there is no racism, and we think black people will wake up and follow the example of Malcolm X and others who understood that this way is the only way to justice,” said Abu Mansour, who lives in Germany and is also a follower of the Islamic State.

All of the jihadists interviewed said Brown’s death confirms their beliefs that blacks are seen as second-class citizens by whites and especially by the police. “I think that blacks in the U.S. will look more towards Islam,” said Anjem Choudary from Great Britain, co-founder of the banned “al-­Muhajiroun” group. (Choudary’s teacher, Omar Bakri Muhammad, was barred from Britain and is currently in a Lebanese jail for his alleged support of jihadist movements in Syria and Iraq.) “The only way of life today that does not look at race is in fact Islam. Islam only distinguished people by whether they are Muslim or not. The color of their skin does not play a role,” Choudary said in a phone interview.

Some self-described supporters of fighters of the Islamic State have also taken the discussion to social media platforms using the hashtag “#FergusonUnderIS” and “ISISHERO"

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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 Israelusa.net 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 change.org 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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"...it 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.