Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Textbooks in Gaza rejected because they talk too much about peace with Israel

No one will take notice of this because we don't want to be called an Islamophobe.  Peace at any cost is the mission statement and whatever it takes, including wearing blinders will be done in order to bring a "peace" in the Middle East.

From Jihad Watch Feb 18 by Robert Spencer

Hamas blocks UN textbooks in Gaza, saying they focus too much on peaceful conflict resolution
Gaza’s Hamas authorities have blocked a UN refugee agency from introducing textbooks promoting human rights into local schools, saying it ignores Palestinian cultural mores and focuses too heavily on “peaceful” means of conflict resolution.

Motesem al-Minawi, spokesman for the Hamas-run Education Ministry, said Thursday that the government believes the curriculum does not match the “ideology and philosophy” of the local population.

He said the textbooks, used in grades 7 through 9, did not sufficiently address Palestinian suffering and did not acknowledge the right to battle Israel. “There is a tremendous focus on the peaceful resistance as the only tool to achieve freedom and independence,” he said.

Hamas, which has killed hundreds of Israelis in suicide bombings and other attacks, says that “armed resistance” is a key component of its struggle against Israel.

The group also objected to the books’ inclusion of the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” a document approved by the UN General Assembly in 1948 that recognizes “the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family.” Hamas believes that certain parts of the declaration violate Islamic law, including the right of people of different faiths to marry and the right to change one’s religion.

Yet the fight between Israel and Islam has nothing to do with religion, as we are constantly told.

Al-Minawi said government officials had met with UNRWA officials and offered to form a joint committee to revise the book. Adnan Abu Hassna, a local UNRWA spokesman, confirmed that the curriculum had been suspended while the sides work out their differences.

The spat is just the latest in a line of disagreements between Hamas and UNRWA.

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Muslims cannot go to Mars, fatwa issued

The absurdity of Islam knows no bounds.  The "Fatwa committee under the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment in the UAE says such a journey poses a real risk to life"

Of course it does, it's a one-way trip to Mars, not a drive to 7-11.  Evidently, being a Muslim and going to Mars is akin to suicide, thus the fatwa.  I think a great opportunity is being missed; the first Mars Caliphate.  No kuffirs, infidels, Jews, Christians, the da'wa writes itself!

From Khaleej Times Feb 19 by Ahmed Shaaban

One-way trip to Mars prohibited in Islam

Promoting or being involved in a one-way trip to the Red Planet is prohibited in Islam, a fatwa committee under the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment in the UAE has ruled.

“Such a one-way journey poses a real risk to life, and that can never be justified in Islam,” the committee said. “There is a possibility that an individual who travels to planet Mars may not be able to remain alive there, and is more vulnerable to death.”

Whoever opts for this “hazardous trip”, the committee said, is likely to perish for no “righteous reason”, and thus will be liable to a “punishment similar to that of suicide in the Hereafter”.

The committee, presided by Professor Dr Farooq Hamada, said: “Protecting life against all possible dangers and keeping it safe is an issue agreed upon by all religions and is clearly stipulated in verse 4/29 of the Holy Quran: Do not kill yourselves or one another. Indeed, Allah is to you ever Merciful.”

Late in April 2013, Mars One, a Dutch company, invited volunteers to fly and live on the Red Planet, but there is no technology so far that would enable a return trip from Mars to Earth. The company is planning the first such trip to Mars in 2023 and another crew every two years afterwards with the goal of establishing a permanent human colony.

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Stoning in Pakistan; two murdered according to the sharia

Sharia law is the basis for the stoning of "adulterers", and it pleases Muhammad.

7th century mores transplanted into the 21st century.

Pakistan is supposedly our friend, we give them billions in aid and for what?

More stones?

From DAWN Feb 17 by Saleem Shahid

Couple stoned to death in Loralai village

QUETTA: A man and a woman were stoned to death in a village in Loralai district on Sunday after a cleric issued a fatwa against them, sources said.

A Levies Force official, Abdul Latif Jogezai, said the incident took place in Manzkai village early in the morning. “The people of the village stoned to death the man and the woman who were not married to each other. Rather, they were married to other people,” he said. He said the two were killed on suspicion of having illicit relations. No funeral prayers were offered for them.

The slain man, Daraz Khan, was buried in Katoti area and the woman in her village.

After hearing about the incident, personnel of the Levies Force reached Manzkai village and arrested the cleric who had issued the fatwa and six of the men who stoned the couple to death, Mr Jogezai said.

He said a case had been registered against the people of the village. Most of the residents fled from the village to avoid arrest, he added.

Jihad behind bus blast in Cairo that killed 4, injured 12

Tourism in Egypt has always been their prime money-maker.  With the Arab Spring/Winter and the debacle of the Morsi/Muslim Brotherhood tourism took a huge hit.  It started coming back in the last few months, now that progress has been pushed back.

"A continuation in attacks on tourists would mean a shift in strategy by jihadist groups that until now targeted the military and police"

And now, let loose the (jihad) dogs of war.

From the Times of Israel Feb 17

Egypt says suicide bomber caused deadly bus blast
CAIRO — A suicide bomber was behind the deadly blast that tore through a bus carrying South Korean tourists, Egyptian security officials said.
The officials said the bomber boarded the bus while it waited near the Egypt-Israel border crossing at Taba in the Sinai Peninsula. The Egyptian driver and the South Korean guide had disembarked but were close to the bus when Sunday’s blast took place, according to the officials.

South Korean officials said the bombing killed three South Koreans and an Egyptian driver. The tourists were Korean Christians who had saved for years to visit Biblical sites on their church’s 60th anniversary.

“The preliminary investigation shows some tourists disembarked to get their bags. A man walked to the bus. There was an explosion when he reached the third step,” interior ministry spokesman Hany Abdel Latif told AFP.

The tourists were all members of the same church group from the central South Korean county of Jincheon and were on a 12-day trip through Turkey, Egypt and Israel. They were about to cross into Israel when the attack occurred.

The South Korean ambassador to Egypt, Kim Young-So, told Seoul’s MBN TV station that the bus bombing appeared to be a “suicide bombing by a terrorist.”

An al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, took responsibility for the bombing. On its Twitter account, the organization promised to continue to attack Egypt’s economy, tourism, and military.

The group, based in the Sinai Peninsula, has deployed several suicide bombers in attacks on police, as well as in a failed attempt to assassinate interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim in September.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Oh those poor blighted "Palestinians" how do they survive?

Billions have been poured into the quagmire that is Gaza and the West Bank, and the only tangible return has been death, destruction and theological mayhem.  Not that it is all our money, our enemies have lost as well so the game is, so far a stalemate, money-wise.

The refugees have been stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea for over 60 years.  It is time to acknowledge the folly of a "Palestine" and get on with the task of building one country where all are welcome.  Wait, that would be Israel, but Islam will not allow it to exist, or Muslims to be a part of the only democracy in the middle east.

And the refugees continue to suffer...

From Algemeiner Feb 11

Expert: Hamas Received $2 Billion From Iran; Islamic Jihad Gets $150 Million Annually

Terror group Hamas has received more than $2 billion from Iran, while rival Islamic Jihad receives between $100-$150 million annually, according to Ali Nourizadeh, Director of the Center for Iranian Studies, in London, Persian-language Raya Newsreported.

Nourizadeh said Hamas receives the aid through various channels, either in cash, when Hamas leaders visit Tehran, or through Lebanon’s Hezbollah, and the $2 billion figure is the total received since Hamas’s inception. Islamic Jihad receives its money via Hezbollah or through banks in Beirut or Malta.

However, Nourizadeh said, Hamas’s loyalties lie elsewhere.

“Iran has paid a lot to strengthen its relationship with Hamas to be used as a card but it did not succeed because [Hamas] has good relations with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the Arab states and Iran is no longer the main source of funding Hamas, so Iran considers its investment in Hamas to be unsuccessful,” Nourizadeh said.

Nourizadeh said Islamic Jihad fighters are trained in Iran and the group’s weapons all come from Iran, with Hezbollah playing an important role in the supply line. On the other hand, no more than 500 Hamas fighters were trained by Iran.

Additionally, according to Nourizadeh, a new rapprochement effort is now underway between the PLO and Iran. Fatah official Jibril Rajoub recently visited the Islamic Republic following a New York meeting between PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

He said the Palestinian Authority, and, earlier, the PLO, has not received any aid from the Islamic Republic since the regime’s rise to power in the 1979 revolution.

Jihadists threaten Sochi games with an earthquake

Channeling the spirit of Nicola Tesla are they?

"All who are able to read this letter can supplicate that the Almighty destroys the land in Sochi with an earthquake, and makes the infidels 'drunk of water' before Hell and drown in a flood"

From Yahoo News Feb 11 by Timothy Heritage

Olympics-Islamist group prays for earthquake in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 11 (Reuters) - A militant Islamist group has urged followers to pray for an earthquake in Sochi during the Winter Olympics to avenge Muslims who died there fighting "Russian infidels".

The appeal was made by a local branch of the Caucasus Emirate, a group which is waging an insurgency for an Islamist state in Russia's North Caucasus and called on supporters last year to attack the Games.

"All who are able to read this letter can supplicate that the Almighty destroys the land in Sochi with an earthquake, and makes the infidels 'drunk of water' before Hell and drown in a flood!," said the appeal posted online on Monday.

"The Games of the atheists and pagans! The pigs are so arrogant that they decided to host the Games on the ground where our ancestors shed their blood to defend Islam and Muslims. Even the blind can see it!"

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who waged a war in Chechnya to try to rein in separatists in the North Caucasus, has staked his personal and political prestige on the Games.

But some of the events are being held in territory that was the homeland of ethnic Circassians until they were expelled in the 19th century.

Islamist leaders say this amounts to performing "Satanic dances" on the graves of Muslims killed fighting Russian forces and one, Caucasus Emirate leader Doku Umarov, urged followers last year to prevent the Games going ahead.

"We know how the Russian infidels - those who we have been fighting for centuries in the Caucasus - have become arrogant and decided to hold the Satanic Games on the ground of the companions who brought Islam," said the new appeal, issued by the Ingushetia media branch of the Caucasus Emirate.

"May Allah give the infidels in Sochi the last earthquake of their lives," it said.

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New Afghan law allows beating of women and children

Years of work on human rights dissolved overnight as Afghanistan legalizes abuse of wives and children.

This is Islam.

From The Guardian Feb 4 by Emma Graham-Harrison

New Afghanistan law to silence victims of violence against women

A new Afghan law will allow men to attack their wives, children and sisters without fear of judicial punishment, undoing years of slow progress in tackling violence in a country blighted by so-called "honour" killings, forced marriage and vicious domestic abuse.

The small but significant change to Afghanistan's criminal prosecution code bans relatives of an accused person from testifying against them. Most violence against women in Afghanistan is within the family, so the law – passed by parliament but awaiting the signature of the president, Hamid Karzai – will effectively silence victims as well as most potential witnesses to their suffering.

"It is a travesty this is happening," said Manizha Naderi, director of the charity and campaign group Women for Afghan Women. "It will make it impossible to prosecute cases of violence against women … The most vulnerable people won't get justice now."

Under the new law, prosecutors could never come to court with cases like that of Sahar Gul, a child bride whose in-laws chained her in a basement and starved, burned and whipped her when she refused to work as a prostitute for them. Women like 31-year-old Sitara, whose nose and lips were sliced off by her husband at the end of last year, could never take the stand against their attackers.

"Honour" killings by fathers and brothers who disapprove of a woman's behaviour would be almost impossible to punish. Forced marriage and the sale or trading of daughters to end feuds or settle debt would also be largely beyond the control of the law in a country where the prosecution of abuse is already rare.

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"I mean, come on, if you can’t picture shooting Osama, who can you?"

If it offends Muslims you cannot do it.  Even a zombie OBL is out of bounds, because it will cause people to go out and shoot innocent Muslims.  Notice in the article that the Muslim group complaining about the zombie OBL is not making a stink about the other target, an obvious white male zombie.

I wonder why that is?

From the National Post Feb 10 by Reid Southwick

MP Rob Anders’ shooting range photo in front of turban-clad ‘zombie Osama’ target promotes hatred, Muslim leader says

CALGARY — A Calgary Muslim leader says a photograph showing MP Rob Anders and federal candidate Melissa Mathieson at a firing range in front of a target depicting a lifelike image of a terrorist promotes hatred.

But not everyone says the photo, which has been circulating on social media, poses a real problem.

The image has sparked debate about what lifelike figures are appropriate targets for firing ranges and whether there is a line, however narrow, that should not be crossed.

The photo shows Anders, the MP for Calgary West, and Mathieson, who is vying for the federal Conservative nomination in the upcoming Macleod byelection, standing back-to-back with guns in their hands at a Calgary shooting range last weekend.

Behind them is a target depicting a caricature of a bearded Muslim man wearing a turban and torn clothes, with an assault rifle in his hands. A website that sells the same target,, identifies the character as a zombie Osama bin Laden.

Duane Bratt, a political scientist at Calgary’s Mount Royal University, said the first time he saw the photo he thought the target was racist because he assumed it portrayed a generic Muslim terrorist. After learning it was bin Laden, he changed his mind, calling it “harmless fun.”

I forgot, what race is Islam again?

“I mean, come on, if you can’t picture shooting Osama, who can you?” Bratt said in an email.

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JIhad mastermind caught at airport, pistol confiscated

Heathrow security personnel breathed a sigh of relief after catching a handgun before it got onto a outbound flight.  Passengers were not delayed and the flight left on time.  Authorities are questioning the gunman and have not released a statement on the confiscation.

From the Huffington Post Feb 11 by Ryan Grenoble

Heathrow Security Plays It Safe, Takes 'Toy Story' Doll's Fake Pistol

Pay no mind to the "Toy Story" doll; security officers at Heathrow Airport aren't playing around.

This, after a traveler with a cowboy figurine fashioned after the "Toy Story" character Woody says workers at London's largest international airport pulled him aside and proceeded to disarm the doll of his tiny, fake six-shooter.

The doll's caretaker, John Hazen, snapped a picture of Woody in the midst of his pat-down. He then shared the image on Reddit, with the caption, "security just confiscated his 'weapon,' keep the world safe boys..."

In a conversation with The Huffington Post, Hazen explained he was en route to Los Angeles via Heathrow when he heard the words most dreaded by any traveler moving through security: "We've got a problem with your bag." Officers proceeded to extract Woody -- who Hazen says has traveled the world, visiting far-flung destinations like New Zealand, Hawaii and Australia -- and seize his toy gun.

Hazen added the security officer examining the toy was "very cordial and nice," even checking with his superiors regarding whether or not they actually had to confiscate the item, which Hazen says has no moving parts. The doll does not typically come with its own gun; Hazen says his family added one later.

A representative at Heathrow could not confirm whether or not Woody been stripped of his weapon but did acknowledge a confiscation would be "a bit overzealous."

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Pakistan theatre-goers murdered during film called "Friendship"

11 dead and many injured by the Taliban, a group Obama believes are moderate and Karzai wants to negotiate with.


From MSN Feb 11 by Munir Ahmed

Attackers throw grenades at moviegoers in Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Assailants threw grenades into a crowded movie theater in northwestern Pakistan, killing 11 people, officials said, in an attack that shows the challenges as negotiators face off in talks between the Taliban and the government.
One of the grenades blew up the main door, and two more exploded inside the theater as about 80 people were watching a movie called "Yarana," which means friendship in Pashto, officials said. The floor of the cinema was streaked with blood while some of the seats were torn from the force of the explosion.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred in Peshawar, a city near restive areas on the Afghan border that are home to Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaida-linked foreign Islamic militants. Many Sunni Muslim militant groups view movies and other forms of entertainment as obscene Western influences.
The manager of the cinema, Fayaz Khan, said he hadn't received any threats from anyone and urged the government to provide protection for them in the future.
Police official Kamal Khan said the investigation was continuing, and it wasn't clear how many attackers were involved. Another official Ijaz Khan gave the death toll and said some 20 people also were wounded.
The attack comes days after Pakistan began a peace process with Taliban militants fighting in the country's northwest to end the violence that has killed more than 40,000 people in recent years. The Pakistani Taliban, formally called Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, is separate from the Taliban fighting NATO-forces in neighboring Afghanistan. Although the two groups share similar ideology, the Pakistani Taliban has focused its fight against the Pakistani government.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has made negotiating with the militants a centerpiece of his new government elected last May. That policy has many supporters in Pakistan who are tired of the seemingly unending suicide bombings and shootings and view the war as being imposed on Pakistan by the U.S. after the invasion of Afghanistan. But others say the militants have already broken previous agreements.
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Premature detonation in Iraq; jihad trainer blows up students and himself

You gotta laugh at the irony.  Do they still get the 72 dark-eyed houris if they were killed by their teacher?

From the New York Times Feb 10 by Duraid Adnan and Tim Arango 

Suicide Bomb Trainer in Iraq Accidentally Blows Up His Class

BAGHDAD — If there were such a thing, it would probably be rule No. 1 in the teaching manual for instructors of aspiring suicide bombers: Don’t give lessons with live explosives.

In what represented a cautionary tale for terrorist teachers, and a cause of dark humor for ordinary Iraqis, a commander at a secluded terrorist training camp north of Baghdad unwittingly used a belt packed with explosives while conducting a demonstration early Monday for a group of militants, killing himself and 21 other members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, army and police officials said.

Iraqi citizens have long been accustomed to daily attacks on public markets, mosques, funerals and even children’s soccer games, so they saw the story of the fumbling militants as a dark — and delicious — kind of poetic justice, especially coming amid a protracted surge of violence led by the terrorist group, including a rise in suicide bombings.

Just last week a suicide bomber struck a popular falafel shop near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here, killing several people. On Monday evening Raad Hashim, working the counter at a liquor store near the site of the attack, burst out laughing when he heard the news.

“This is so funny,” Mr. Hashim said. “It shows how stupid they are, those dogs and sons of dogs.”

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