Friday, May 31, 2013

Oregon: Portland jihadist arrested for supporting terrorism in Pakistan

Reaz Qadir Khan worked at the Portland wastewater treatment plant and was funding a young jihadist in Pakistan.  The protoge, Ali Jaleel managed to blow up a government building in Lahore, Pakistan killing 30 and injuring over 300.  Why do so many Muslims seem to misunderstand the peaceful and tolerant teachings of Islam?

From OregonLive May 29 by Kimberly A.C. Wilson

Reaz Qadir Khan's alleged ties to suicide bomber Ali Jaleel: Portland to the Maldives (video preview)
Portland resident Reaz Qadir Khan was arrested in March on a shocking charge: conspiracy to support terrorism.
Khan, now 49, was a Pakistani-born naturalized U.S. citizen who moved to Portland in 2005 to work as a wastewater treatment operator for the city of Portland.

Just a month after moving here, federal prosecutors allege, Khan got in touch by email with a friend across the globe: a young extremist from the Maldives Islands named Ali Jaleel. The younger man is quoted in a federal indictment describing a desire he and Khan once shared to seek martyrdom for Islam.

Prosecutors say Khan would go on to finance Jaleel’s terrorist training three years later, advancing the young jihadi’s role in a plot to destroy a government intelligence building in Lahore, Pakistan. The 2009 attack killed roughly 30 people and injured more than 300.

Prosecutors won’t say when they think Khan grew close to Ali Jaleel, more than a decade Khan’s junior. But the answer is likely to be found somewhere in Jaleel’s relationship to the land of Khan’s birth, Pakistan.

For clues to why a Portland city worker may have become enmeshed, as prosecutors say he did, in a deadly bomb plot, scour the past of the man he is accused of helping.

Start with the journey of Ali Jaleel.

Clues are easy to find...just read the Qur'an.

Arab-Israeli MK calls for censorship regarding religion

Ibrahim Sarsour, Knesset MK member is calling for a stiffing of censorship laws, saying there is "...a clear difference between the right to express opinions and harming religious sentiment. That is a red line, and there is no justification to cross it"  The bigger question is, who decides whether speech harms religious sentiment, and what criteria will they use to make this determination?

Also, ironically this Arab MK is calling for the kind of laws that would prevent Israel from addressing Islamic hegemony and speaking truthfully about the global jihad and the texts that spawn this action.  Is he a closet jihadist?

From the Jerusalem Post May 29 by Lahav Harkov

MK Sarsour seeks to outlaw Muhammad cartoons

Drawing caricatures ridiculing Muhammad – as well as Moses and Jesus – should be illegal, MK Ibrahim Sarsour said Tuesday.

The UAL-Ta’al MK submitted legislation on Monday that would outlaw cursing, defaming and publishing pictures or caricatures of holy books and prophets, including Muhammad, Moses and Jesus.

It includes, according to Sarsour, “any offense in any form – speaking, drawing – that harms people’s religious sentiments, whether directly or indirectly.”

Sarsour explained that, although there have not been any offensive caricatures of Muhammad disseminated in Israel recently, he would like to prevent it from occurring in the future. He also pointed out that soccer fans often chant things about Muhammad that are offensive to Muslims.

“There is no difference between religion and a prophet, and a law like this is necessary regardless of whether the phenomenon exists, because it can exist,” he said.

The current law, which outlaws “grossly offending” religions is not strong enough, Sarsour added, and the time has come for the punishment to be greater, in the form of high fines and jail sentences, so it deters people from insulting religion.

Sarsour saw no issue of free speech with the legislation, saying he makes “a clear difference between the right to express opinions and harming religious sentiment. That is a red line, and there is no justification to cross it.”

The bill is unlikely to pass, as it does not have support from any MKs outside of UAL-Ta’al or in the coalition.

For now.

"He owned up to the attack (and said he) acted in the name of his religious ideology"

Wait, the Paris jihadist who cut the neck of a patrolling soldier says he did it to please Allah?  How can this be...everyone knows Islam is a religion of peace.  Maybe he is one of those Islamophobes we keep hearing about.

From the Telegraph May 29 by Henry Samuel

'Radical Muslim who stabbed French soldier was known to intelligence'

Alexandre D, as the French suspect has been called, was arrested in Yvelines, just west of Paris early on Wednesday morning at a friend's flat.
Police are seeking to determine whether the Paris attack might have been inspired by the Islamist murder of a British serviceman in London, although sources told Le Monde newspaper that French intelligence was recently warned the suspect, who converted to Islam around three years ago was "becoming increasingly radical".
The warning came in a note written by the police intelligence unit of the Yvelines area where Alexandre was arrested.
The note provides a fairly detailed account of the suspect's evolution towards a more radical form of Islam since 2009, pointing out that police had remarked he had "suspicious behaviour". Homeless and unemployed, Alexandre D applied for jobs in Rambouillet where he "demanded not to work with women". His passport included stamps from a host of countries.

The suspect also came under scrutiny after a street prayer in 2007 while authorities had his DNA profile on record after a series of petty rimes as a minor.

Detectives identified the suspect thanks to video footage, in which he can be seen praying near the crime scene eight minutes before the attack, as well as buying two knifes an hour before the attack. DNA was also found on items left at the scene in a plastic bag, including a knife and a fruit juice bottle.

"He owned up to the attack" shortly after his arrest, said Paris prosecutor François Molins, who added that he "acted in the name of his religious ideology".

The prosecutor denounced the tall, bearded suspect's "quite clear intention to kill" French serviceman Cédric Cordiez, 23, who was attacked from behind with a "Laguiole-type knife" on Saturday in Paris. He said the suspect had shown "impressive determination" in stabbing his victim "several times", narrowly missing his carotid artery.

In a statement, Manuel Valls, the interior minister, praised the swift arrest, saying an inquiry by anti-terror prosecutors would elucidate "the environment and motivations of this young man".

Mr Cordiez was released from a military hospital on Monday morning and rejoined his unit, military officials said.

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Jihad supporters allowed to censor free speech videographer at public film showing at Portland State University campus

Here we are. 2013 and in Portland, Oregon (my state) the jihadists and leftist water-carriers, upset over a film called "Obsession" because it shows Islamic ideology from the perspective of the jihadist.  Not a great film but worthy of imparting basic information on Islamic theology and those who practice it to a non-aware audience.  There are two videos, watch carefully and listen to the exchanges between the supporters of the Young Republicans who showed the film and the anti-free speech crowd, and notice how the Islamic supremacists use shouting to close the debate.  At the end of the second video you will hear first the police telling the film-maker that he is not allowed to film, a direct violation of his constitutional rights because he is in a public space and there is no expectation of privacy, there fore he is allowed by law to film.  Second, listen to the young man calling himself a socialist and condemning the film as hate speech.

Oregon has been low on the list of states dealing with Islam and juhadists, Pete Seda and Muhammad Muhamud the obvious exceptions, but overall we have been relatively unaffected by the turmoil.  Now we see another level of Islamic hatred towards truth and free speech,  not surprisingly on a college campus.  PSU, as well as UofO and OSU have had in the past "Anti-Apartheid Week" events, demonizing Israel and upholding the refugees as victims of Jewish "occupation" in order to propagandize their cause.  No one ever stops them from their hate-filled week, yet they can, with seeming impunity close down speech they find offensive or insulting, and the authorities do nothing to uphold the constitutional liberties given to all of us.

The "Hecklers Veto" has appeared in Oregon, expect to see more of this as time passes, and ask yourself what will you do when they come to your town to stop you from exercising your free speech rights?

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

London jihadist arrested in Kenya for supporting jihad, UK envoy asked for his release

Not a threat, go back to sleep...

Michael Adebolajo was not seen as a threat, so he was let go.  Next we see him with a bloody cleaver claiming he killed in the name of Allah.

We are so doomed.

From The Miami Herald May 30

Lawyer: UK envoys sought suspect release in Kenya

MOMBASA, Kenya -- British diplomats recommended that a British man detained in Kenya 2 1/2 years ago on suspicion of attempting to join Islamic fighters in Somalia be freed, the lawyer who represented him said Thursday. The man was let go and last week allegedly helped butcher a British soldier on the streets of London.

Michael Adebolajo's lawyer, Wycliffe Makasembo, said a letter from the British High Commission in Nairobi recommended that the man be released because there was no tangible evidence to link him to the crime.

"They noted that the suspects had not yet crossed over to Somalia and thus, there was no cause to charge them," Makasembo told a reporter.

Rosemary Mutoka, the magistrate who presided over the case in Kenya's port city of Mombasa, ruled that there was no clear information about the circumstances and what Adebolajo and other suspects were found doing that led to the police arresting them.

Court records examined by a reporter on Thursday show Adebolajo was arrested on Nov. 21, 2010, with eight others on suspicion that they were trying to cross over to Somalia to join al-Shabab militants. Adebolajo was arraigned in the court on Nov. 23, 2010. The court granted the Anti-terrorism Police Unit officers two days to interrogate him, the court records show, but it is not clear when he was released.

However, a statement on Tuesday by the Foreign Commonwealth Office in London suggests Adebolajo may have been deported.

"There is an established procedure for returning foreign nationals to the UK from overseas. Individuals arrested abroad and not facing charges there are usually put on the next available flight by authorities of that country," the statement said.

John Bradshaw, spokesman for the British High Commission in Nairobi, referred queries on whether it had written a letter recommending Adebolajo's release to the Foreign Office in London. When asked about the issue, Britain's Foreign Office confirmed that a British national was arrested in Kenya in 2010 and that the Foreign Office had "provided consular assistance as normal" for U.K. nationals. The court file examined by a reporter does not currently contain any letter from the British High Commissioner's office.

Adebolajo is a key suspect in the brazen killing of off-duty soldier Lee Rigby, 25, who was slain by two men wielding knives and meat cleavers near his barracks in southeast London's Woolwich area. The two suspects were shot by police and arrested on suspicion of murder.

Courts files show that Adebolajo and others were arrested in 2010 at Kizingitini village, on Pate Island in the Lamu archipelago. An affidavit sworn by Stephen Hamisi from the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit claimed that investigations had indicated that the suspects were heading to Somalia before being intercepted.

Kenyan police believed Adebolajo, a British citizen, had earlier associated with a radical Kenyan Muslim cleric who tried to help him join al-Shabab, an al-Qaida-linked rebel group in Somalia. Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo Mohammed, who was gunned down in August by unidentified gunmen in Mombasa, helped Adebolajo in his attempt to travel to Somalia to wage jihad, or holy war...

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Britain: 85 year old woman calls Muslims names, arrested and handcuffed

Down the rabbit hole we go, where black is white, up is down and wrong is right.

From KentOnline May 31 by Lynn Cox

Chatham pensioner, 85, charged after allegedly abusing Muslims outside Gillingham mosque in wake of Woolwich terror murder

An 85-year-old woman arrested outside Gillingham Mosque after allegedly hurling abuse at Muslims has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence.

The pensioner, from Chatham, was handcuffed and taken away in a van by officers after trouble flared as worshippers left Friday prayers.

She was held by officers outside the Canterbury Street mosque as Kent Police vowed to take a hard line against reprisal attacks following the terrorist murder of a soldier.

The woman has now been released on police bail ahead of an appearance at Medway Magistrates' Court at a date to be confirmed.

(.)The elderly woman was arrested outside Gillingham Mosque at just before 2pm yesterday.

She and her husband had been enjoying a KFC lunch at a nearby restaurant before the couple waiting at a bus stop opposite the religious building.

Trouble flared as worshippers began to leave the mosque and police arrested the woman.
Her husband had started wandering off down the road, but managed to get back to the van before his wife was taken to the police station.

The article goes on with how the police are protecting local mosques against a non-existent backlash, and that they have a good working relationship with the communities of Muslims around the country.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

For our troops and the men and women in all uniforms who have given us the freedoms we hold dear

There are many tributes to our soldiers, I found this and thought this year it best exemplifies how I feel. The best part of this is it comes from a Canadian and he used Reagan as a backdrop.  Great stuff from the Great White North.

Never give up...Never give in...Never forget.


Sunday, May 26, 2013

The jihad rolls on in France; soldier attacked with box cutter by follower of Allah

CCTV footage of the attack shows the perp to be "...tall and bearded, aged about 35, possibly of North African origin and wearing a white Arab-style tunic"  Now I suppose it could be one of those pesky Mennonites in Arab garb...

From Reuters May 25 by Nicolas Bertin

French soldier stabbed while on patrol near Paris

(Reuters) - A French soldier patrolling a business neighborhood west of Paris was stabbed in the neck and injured on Saturday by a man who fled the scene and is being sought by police, President Francois Hollande said.

The 23-year-old was patrolling in uniform with two other soldiers as part of France's Vigipirate anti-terror surveillance plan when he was approached from behind around 6 p.m. and attacked with a knife or a box-cutter.

A police union spokesman said surveillance footage of the attacker showed him as tall and bearded, aged about 35, possibly of North African origin and wearing a white Arab-style tunic.

Hollande, in the Ethiopian city of Addis Ababa, commented on the stabbing to say police were hunting for the attacker but did not provide any details about his identity or any possible motivation for the attack.

"We still don't know the exact circumstances of the attack or the identity of the attacker, but we are exploring all options," Hollande told journalists.

Three days after a British soldier was killed in a London street by two men who said they acted to avenge violence against Muslims, the attack near Paris raised questions about a possible copycat attempt to kill a French soldier.

Interior Minister Manuel Valls noted the similarity in an interview onFrance 2 TV saying the attacker was clearly trying to murder his victim, but he added that it was too early to offer any theories.

"Let's be prudent for now," Valls said of the attacker's identity and motivations. "Everything is being done to arrest this individual."

Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told journalists near the site of the attack: "The soldier was attacked because he is a soldier."

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London jihad report; three more arrested

And the jihad just keeps on growing.

From MSN May 24 by Sylvia Hui

UK police arrest 3 more men in soldier's slaying

British police investigating the savage killing of an off-duty soldier in London have arrested three more suspects.

Scotland Yard said counter-terrorism officers arrested two men, aged 24 and 28, at a residential address in southeast London.

A third man, 21, was arrested separately on a London street at the same time.

Police said Saturday they used a stun gun on two of the suspects. All three were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

Officers have already detained four others in connection with the murder of 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby, who was stabbed to death while walking outside the Royal Artillery Barracks in the Woolwich, south London, on Wednesday afternoon.

Counterterrorism police on Saturday were questioning Abu Nusaybah, a friend of Michael Adebolajo, one of two suspects in the killing of Rigby. Nusaybah was arrested immediately after he gave a television interview telling his story about how Adebolajo came to be radicalized.

In the interview, Nusaybah said Adebolajo became withdrawn after returning from a visit to study in Kenya, where he claimed he had been physically and sexually abused in detention. Nusaybah also alleged that the U.K.'s security services tried to recruit Adebolajo after he returned to Britain.

Adebolajo and another man are suspected of killing Rigby, hacking at his body with knives and a meat cleaver, on a London street in front of dozens of passersby on Wednesday afternoon. Both suspects were shot by police at the scene and are hospitalized under guard in stable condition.

The BBC said Nusaybah was arrested by police outside its studios Friday night immediately after recording the interview.

"This interviewee had important background information that sheds light on this horrific event," the broadcaster said in a statement. "And when we asked him to appear and interviewed him, we were not aware he was wanted for questioning by the police."

Metropolitan Police confirmed that a 31-year-old man was arrested Friday night in London on suspicion of "the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism." He is in custody at a London police station, police said, adding that the arrest was not directly related to the killing of Rigby.

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It's official; DoD classifies the Ft. Hood jihad as a criminal act by a single individual

No mention of jihad.  No mention of Islam.  No mention of Muslim.  Nothing in the ruling addresses the reality of the attack.  This is a grave affront to the victims and their families, and more dhimmi behavior in order to assuage possible Muslim anger.  Ignoring such things as the shout of "Allahu Akbar" before and during the shooting, Hasans business card with the letters SoA (soldier of Allah) and his insistence on giving away his Qur'ans (plural) right before the jihad serves only to prevent identifying those in the future who have the same ideological bent.  Political correctness, actually religious correctness is damning us to a future of more attacks, more demands for accomodations and more kowtowing to those demands.  The Islamic hecklers veto wins again.

From Yahoo News May 23 by Ned Berkowitz

DOD: Ft. Hood Massacre Likely 'Criminal Act of Single Individual,' Not International Terror

It took just hours for England's Prime Minister to say a gruesome knife and cleaver attack on a serviceman in London was likely an act of terrorism. In the U.S., more than three years since a much deadlier domestic assault on American troops -- the 2009 Fort Hood massacre that claimed 13 lives, including that of a pregnant soldier -- a top Army attorney maintains that incident was likely a "criminal act of a single individual."

"...[T]he available evidence in this case does not, at this time, support a finding that the shooting atFort Hood was an act of international terrorism," Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman said this week in a letter to Rep. Thomas Rooney (R-Fla.) on behalf of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

The letter, obtained by ABC News, was apparently written in response to an inquiry from Rooney, Rep. Chaka Fatta (D-Penn.), and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Virg.) sent to Hagel on May 6, which questioned whether concerns of "political correctness" informed the Army's decision to refer to the Fort Hood attack as an act of "workplace violence." Victims of the shooting have long maintained that calling the attack "workplace violence" instead of "combat related" or an act of terrorism has had a massive impact on the benefits and treatment they've received.

In the case of the London attack, two men armed with a handgun, a meat cleaver and a knife aresuspected of brutally murdering a lone serviceman, who was out of uniform, in broad daylight Wednesday. They stuck around after the attack and one of the suspects was caught on video telling a passerby he did what he did "because Muslims are dying by British soldiers every day."

In the Fort Hood attack, Maj. Nidal Hasan stands accused of gunning down 13 soldiers and injuring 32 others in November 2009. After the assault, investigators uncovered evidence that Hasan was in communication with al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki prior to the attack. Al-Awlaki was apparently such a threat that he has been the only American citizen ever targeted for a drone strike -- though three others have been collateral damage, according to President Obama.

In both cases, witnesses reportedly said the alleged attackers shouted "Allahu Akbar," "God is Great" in Arabic, amid the chaos.

As reflected in Chipman's letter, the Department of Defense has consistently said that in addition to a supposed lack of evidence, it would be irresponsible to call the Fort Hood attack "terrorism" because it "may have a negative impact on the ongoing judicial process" for Hasan.

The letter also denied that the Defense Department had made a decision to classify the attack as "workplace violence" and said, "[N]o benefit has been denied to any of the victims based on any such classification" -- two claims to which the survivors object stringently.

Kimberly Munley, a police officer who was hailed as a hero for her role in stopping the alleged Fort Hood shooter, told ABC News Chipman's letter is "disgraceful" and "another direct slap in the face." Attorneys for Munley and most of the other Fort Hood victims called the letter's claims "counterfactual" and an "insult."

An attorney for several of the victims, Reed Rubinstein, said the Army's new letter is "worse than word games."

"The 'workplace violence' classification has been out there for years, and [the Army] has never walked it back," he said.

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London jihadist worried his Mother, became "serious trouble" after Islamic conversion

Islam and serious trouble?  Why, she must be a rampant Islamophobe!

From the Telegraph May 24 by Josie Ensor, Edward Malnick and Martin Evans

Woolwich attack: Michael Adebowale's mother 'tried to prevent radicalisation'

Michael Adebowale, the 22-year-old son of a Christian probation officer and a member of staff at the Nigerian High Commission, was filmed holding a bloodied cleaver in his hand after Drummer Lee Rigby was butchered in a London street.
Friends said he had been a “lovely boy” but became involved in some “serious trouble” as a teenager and then turned to Islam. He started mixing with some “bad people” and became increasingly extreme in his views.
His mother Juliet Obasuyi, a 43-year-old probation officer, went to her friend and neighbour, a 62-year-old security officer, for help about nine months ago after her son dropped out of university.
She told him: “Michael is not listening any more. His older sister is a good Christian with a degree but Michael is rebelling as he has no father figure, dropping out of university and handing out leaflets in Woolwich town centre.
“He is from a strong Christian family but he is turning to Islam and turning against the family. He is preaching in the streets. He needs spiritual guidance before he radicalises himself.”

Where would he get the idea that as a Muslim he needed to shun Christians?  The Qur'an, perhaps?

Another friend, Steve Adebiyi, who started a company with Mrs Obasuyi, said she was often left in tears after speaking to him on the phone. “The boy was giving the mother problems,” he said. “She said he was in with some bad group and causing a lot of trouble. They brainwashed him.”

He and Michael Adebolajo, the other suspected terrorist, are thought to have met at Greenwich University.

His mother was advised by a neighbour to take him to the head of the Woolwich mosque for spiritual guidance. He was converted to Islam by the head Imam, and taken for weeks of "further training" at a centre near Cambridge.

When he returned, however, he was even more "radicalised" and his mother could no longer "get through to him". A spokesman for the mosque said they did not know if he attended or been converted there.

Wait, the mosque that was supposed to turn him against jihad actually reinforced the notion of jihad as legitimate?  Is anyone asking questions of this mosque, and if not, why not?

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Tommy Robinson of the EDL talking about the Woolwich jihad

Listen carefully to this man, what he is fighting against is coming here.  If Britain loses this cultural fight the whole of Europe will once again be at risk from Islamic hegemony.

It is not too late for us, if we heed Tommy's words.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Niger; jihadists attack uranium mine, kill 20 and take hostages

Welcome to jihad in Niger

As Islam spreads across Africa countries once considered immune from jihad we will see more of this.    It is true that more Muslims fall victim to their own religion, but as Islam crosses paths with non-Muslim cultures more and more non-Muslims will suffer and die.

From the Telegraph May 23

Islamist bombers kill 20 in Niger attacks, seize hostages

The unprecedented attacks were claimed by an Islamist group as revenge for Niger's involvement in a French-led military offensive in neighbouring Mali and come just four months after Al-Qaeda linked militants seized a desert gas plant in neighbouring Algeria in a siege that left 38 hostages dead.
The Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), one of the Islamist groups which seized control of northern Mali last year before being driven out by French-led troops, claimed the near simultaneous bombings at the Agadez army base and the French majority-owned uranium mine in Arlit.
"Thanks to Allah, we have carried out two operations against the enemies of Islam in Niger," MUJAO spokesman Abu Walid Sahraoui told AFP.
"We attacked France and Niger for its cooperation with France in the war against sharia (Islamic law)."

But this has nothing to do with Islam or religion and to attach the two together would be Islamophobic.

(.)Some 30 minutes after the first blast at the base, a suicide bomber blew up an explosives-laden four-by-four at the Somair uranium mine and processing facility as employees reported for work at the site, which is majority-owned by France's Areva and is located some 250 kilometres (150 miles) north of Agadez.

"A man in military uniform driving a four-by-four packed with explosives mixed in with the Somair workers and blew up his vehicle in front of the power station at the uranium treatment facility," an employee told AFP.

"Company managers told us the suicide bomber was killed in the explosion," he added, saying the blast had caused damage but had not stopped work at the site.

Labo said almost all of the some 50 wounded there were security agents.

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London jihadist offered job by MI5 6 months before murder of soldier

Madness.  Adebolajo was on the radar as a possible jihadist and still he is courted as as spy.  The line between informant and murderer must have been quite blurry for the leaders at MI5 for them to want Adebolajo as one of their operatives.  Imagine if he had accepted the job, and then committed the beheading anyway.  The blood of Lee Rigby would have been on their hands, but instead they just have egg on their face.

Again, madness.

From the BBC May 24

Woolwich attack: MI5 'offered job to suspect'

Abu Nusaybah told BBC Newsnight his friend - one of two men arrested after Drummer Lee Rigby's murder in south-east London on Wednesday - had rejected the approach from the security service.

The BBC could not obtain any confirmation from Whitehall sources.

Abu Nusaybah was arrested at the BBC after giving the interview.

The Met Police said a 31-year-old man had been arrested at 21:30 BST on Friday in relation to suspected terrorism offences and search warrants were being executed at two homes in east London.

The arrest was not directly related to the murder of Drummer Rigby, it said.'Bugging me'

In his Newsnight interview, Abu Nusaybah said he thought "a change" had taken place in his friend after his detention by security forces on a trip to Kenya last year.

Abu Nusaybah said Mr Adebolajo suggested he had been physically and sexually abused during an interrogation in a prison cell in the African country.

After this, he became withdrawn "and less talkative - he wasn't his bubbly self", Abu Nusaybah added.

He said Mr Adebolajo also told him that, upon his return, he was "followed up by MI5" who were "knocking on his door".

He was "basically being harassed", Abu Nusaybah said.

He added: "His wording was, 'They are bugging me - they won't leave me alone.'

"But after him saying that he didn't know these individuals, what he said was they asked him if he would be interested in working for them."He mentioned initially they wanted to ask him if he knew certain individuals.

"He was explicit in that he refused to work for them....

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Pakistan airliner escorted by British fighters to Stansted airport, two men arrested upon landing

Little information so far, but the claim is the two men were arrested for endangering the aircraft.  We shall see what the investigation comes up with, but the fact that it is a Pakistani airplane makes me suspicious in a number of ways.

From The New York Times May 24

UK Fighters Escort Pakistan Plane to Airport, Two Arrests

LONDON — British fighter jets escorted a Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane to Stansted Airport near London on Friday, where police went on board and arrested two men on suspicion of endangering an aircraft.
Passengers were leaving the plane and no one was hurt in the incident, a spokesman for the airport said.

Flight PK709 from Lahore in Pakistan had been due to land at Manchester in northern England with 297 passengers on board, but was diverted shortly before arrival.

Britain is on high alert after a soldier was hacked to death on a London street on Wednesday in what the government are treating as a terrorist incident.

A security source said early indications were that the plane was not the target of a terrorist attack.

A passenger who had just got off the plane told the BBC the pilot had informed passengers after landing that he had diverted to Stansted because of threats. The passenger, named by the BBC as Mr Munsif, said two men had been handcuffed on board and removed.

"We landed safely and then he announced that they had some kind of threat from someone and that's why he landed the plane," the passenger said, speaking by telephone.

"Essex Police have boarded a passenger plane diverted to Stansted Airport and two men have been arrested on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft. They have been removed from the plane," the police said in a statement. The force is responsible for the area where Stansted is located.

"The two men arrested on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft are aged 30 and 41. They are being taken to a police station for interview by detectives," the police added.

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Continued violence in Sweden blamed on "immigrant population"

Not one mention of who the true perpetrators are or any indication this is motivated by something other than "social exclusion".  It is a sad commentary when a country cannot identify the criminals by their motives.  It is also sad that this willful censorship is killing their society and no one seems capable of stopping the slide towards a collapse into Islamism.

From Spiegel May 23

Riots in Sweden: Cars Burn in Fourth Night of Youth Violence

Riots continued for the fourth straight night in Sweden Wednesday, as youth set fire to cars and threw stones at police in immigrant suburbs of Stockholm and the southern Swedish city of Malmo.

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has appealed for calm in the wake of the violence, which appears to have been instigated by the police shooting of a machete-wielding 69-year-old man in the Stockholm suburb of Husby this month. Police said the shooting was an act of self-defense, but it has triggered accusations of police brutality.
Riots began in Husby, which has a large immigrant population, on Sunday night and have spread to other locations, including the southern suburb of Fittja.

A police station in another southern suburb was set on fire, but no one was injured in the attack and the fire was quickly extinguished, according to media reports. Dozens of cars have been set ablaze during the riots, testing the resources of the local fire departments, according to the police.

At least one police officer was injured in the riots Wednesday night, and two schools, a restaurant and a cultural center have been damaged this week.

Growing Disparities

The violence has been attributed to the growing disparities between rich and poor in the country, where immigrant communities have been affected the most by cuts in state benefits over the past two decades. Official unemployment among the foreign-born is at 16 percent.
"The reason is very simple," Rouzbeh Djalaie, editor of a local newspaper in Husby told the news agency Reuters. "Unemployment, the housing situation, disrespect from police. It just takes something to start a riot, and that was the shooting."
Djalaie told Reuters that local youths are often the subject of unnecessary identity checks from police, who reportedly called them "apes" during the recent riots. The country ranks fourth among 44 industrialized nations in the absolute number of asylum seekers.

Swedish Justice Minister Beatrice Ask called attacks on police officers or rescue personnel "unacceptable," but said she understood why many people in these suburbs are angry. "Social exclusion is a very serious cause of many problems, and we understand that," she said.

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Britain steels itself for further attacks by "right-wing extremists"

If you are a jihadist you are "right wing" and if you are a conservative who stands up for freedom and liberty and against Islamic hegemony you are also "right wing"  I wonder why their heads don't explode when trying to reconcile the differences.

From MSN May 24 by Paisley Dodds

Britain braces for possible copycat attacks

LONDON — Britain is bracing for clashes with right-wing extremists and possible copycat terror attacks after the brutal slaying of a young soldier.

London's Metropolitan Police said more than 1,000 officers will be sent to potential trouble spots with armed response units. Only a fraction of Britain's police officers are armed.

Wednesday's bloody attack was captured on video by passersby and made for gruesome viewing — one man is seen with his hands stained red and holding two butcher's knives as he angrily complained about the British government and troops in foreign lands. A lifeless body is seen on the street behind him.
Terror analysts say the attackers wanted the publicity to inspire copycat attacks, and that they are already seeing an increase in chatter on extremist sites calling for such attacks.

"We can see the tempo being raised," said Maajid Nawaz, a former jihadist who is now with the London-based anti-extremist Quilliam Foundation.

"One of the reasons why these guys acted in this theatrical way was because of the propaganda effect so others would be inspired to do the same thing. The nature of these attacks are that they are so easy to do, and we have definitely seen an increase in chatter calling for such things since the attack."

A British government official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the ongoing investigation, confirmed the increase in chatter since Wednesday's attack but said no specific or credible plots had been detected at this point.

Britain's terror threat level has remained unchanged at "substantial"

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"When I saw that, honestly I was very surprised - standing firm, courageous, brave. Not running away. Rather, he said why he carried (it out) and he wanted the whole world to hear it"

This from exiled jihadist cleric Omar Bakri on the London jihad attack.  He is not some radical cleric no one listens to, Bakri is sought out for his opinions on Islam and is highly respected among true believers.  He is considered dangerous enough to have been ejected from Britain and now resides in Tripoli.  Make no mistake, Bakri speaks truth to the power of Islam for millions of Muslims.

From Yahoo News May 24 by Dominic Evans

Exiled cleric who taught UK knifeman praises 'courage'

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - A Syrian-born Islamist cleric who taught one of the men accused of hacking to death an off-duty British soldier on a London street praised the attack for its "courage" and said Muslims would see it as a strike on a military target.

In an interview in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, where he has lived since being banished from Britain in 2005, Omar Bakri, founder of banned British Islamist group Al Muhajiroun, said he knew suspectMichael Adebolajo from his lectures a decade ago.

"When I saw the footage I recognized the face immediately," Bakri told Reuters. "I used to know him. A quiet man, very shy, asking lots of questions about Islam."

"What surprised me (is) the quiet man, the man who is very shy, decided to carry out an attack against a British soldier in the middle of the day in the middle of a street in the UK. In east London. It's incredible.

"When I saw that, honestly I was very surprised - standing firm, courageous, brave. Not running away. Rather, he said why he carried (it out) and he wanted the whole world to hear it."

The attack has been vociferously condemned by Muslim organizations across Britain....

Yet not one Muslim organization in Britain has any program in place to address the problem of "radicalization" or teach against the tenets of Islam which call for the conversion, subjugation or death of non-Muslims.  I wonder why that is?

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Obama joins the denial crowd; "There can be absolutely no justification for such acts..."

Uh huh.  Nothing in Islamic dogma, theology or tenets points toward the conversion, subjugation or death for non-Muslims, is that what Obama is saying?  Well then, let the blindness continue while innocents continue to die.  As the numbers increase I wonder how many it will take before Obama acknowledges the problem is Islam?

How long can you hold your breath?

From TPMLivewire May 23 by Tom Kludt

Obama Condemns London Attack: ‘There Can Be Absolutely No Justification’
President Barack Obama issued a statement Thursday condemning the brutal attack in London that left a British soldier dead, saying there "can be absolutely no justification for such acts."
I condemn in the strongest terms the appalling attack against a British service member in Woolwich on May 22.   The United States stands resolute with the United Kingdom, our ally and friend, against violent extremism and terror.  There can be absolutely no justification for such acts, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim, the police and security services responding to this horrific act and the communities they serve, and the British people.  Our special relationship with the United Kingdom is especially important during times of trial, and I look forward to my trip to the United Kingdom to participate in the June G-8 Summit, hosted by Prime Minister Cameron, which will include discussions on the important global security challenges our countries face together.

London Jihad Report: what the MSM doesn't tell you

Jihad-coming to your town next...

Here is the pertinent information that we will not hear from our dear leaders in the US.  This should be the wake-up call (as if 7-7 wasn't) that jihad is here, it is real and it is deadly, but instead we get people like Cameron and Johnson, PM and mayor respectively telling us that Islam was not to blame.  Despite the jihadist quoting the Qur'an as justification, both men refuse to see the writing on the the blood of innocents.

Read the article on Cameron in the Independent here, and the article on Johnson in the Metro here.  What is so striking is a total lack of perspective and a refusal to believe what is said.  The jihadist says he is killing the infidel because the Qur'an says so.  What more do supposedly thinking people need?  I have friends with whom I regularly discuss Islam and the Middle East, and for the most part they too will not believe that this kind of carnage has anything to do with Islam, except to say that it is one person who just misunderstands, or misinterprets their religion and we shouldn't be concerned.  After all, they say Christians are just as blood-thirsty and besides, just look at the crusades.  Makes me want to slap my forehead and sigh loudly.

Jihadist Anjem Choudary has been one of the loudest Islamic voices in England, his group Islam4UK was banned by the government a few years ago, and he has consistently called for the implementation of the sharia law, the killing of soldiers and the death to non-Muslims.  Now we have a picture of Choudary at a rally a few years ago, and gues who is standing right behind him?  None other that Michael Adebolajo, the man now identified as the jihadist.  The Mail Online has an incredible collection of videos and photos, much more in depth coverage than anything we have here.  It is also ironic, in a sad kind of way, that Adebolajo had been on MI5 terrorist list for a few years, and was being watched...sort of.  How is it that intelligence services seem incapable of actually identifying a jihadist, when the jihadist themselves tell us who they are and what they plan to do?  If you are not allowed to speak the enemies name that dares not be spoken, there is zero chance you will be able to figure out how to defeat them, or even identify them for arrest.

Now there are reports of two more being arrested, which brings to mind the question of whether this will be considered a "lone wolf" attack.  The number of people involved is irrelevant in that whether one or ten, their motive is to be determined if there is to be an understanding of how this happened.  Maybe authorities will be able to get some useful information out of the group, Adebolajo included.

We are in for some interesting times, as the Chinese proverb goes, and I am afraid those in power will continue to lead us down the rabbit hole, ever vigilant for anything that would show their folly for what it really is; a death sentence for the non-Muslim world.  

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

2 million Egyptians sign petition calling for a "no confidence" vote on Morsi

This could be the beginning of the end of the "Arab Spring" as long as Obama stays out of it.  Remember he never met a Muslim Brotherhood member he didn't like.

From NBC May 21 by Charlene Gubash

Egypt's 'rebels' gather millions of signatures to protest Morsi

CAIRO – Once again, a handful of activists has managed to galvanize and inspire Egypt’s grumbling masses in a way no opposition political parties have been able to.

Their concept is simple. They are inviting the Egyptian electorate to sign a petition expressing “no confidence” in President Mohamed Morsi, a move they hope will trigger early presidential elections.

The response has been eye-opening. So far, 6,000 volunteers for the grassroots campaign dubbed “Tamarod” or “Rebel” have collected over 2 million signatures, according to the group’s spokesman Mahmoud Badr. Egypt’s electorate numbers about 50 million, with half of those voting in the last presidential election.
The movement has grown quickly, with opposition parties announcing support, widespread press coverage and black and white leaflets plastered across nearly every Cairo neighborhood. The “Rebel” Facebook page has attracted 150,000 “likes” in one month.

At a busy intersection in Mohandiseen, an upper-middle class Cairo neighborhood, at least 20 people stopped last Thursday to sign the leaflets and jot down national ID numbers to verify their identity.
“Yesterday was even more crowded,” said Basma Sherif, as she handed out forms.

“There were accidents because people were leaving their cars in traffic to come and sign,” said Sherif, a 24-year-old insurance company employee.

People from all walks of life and throughout Egypt are signing the petition – from upper class educated elites to truck drivers and housekeepers – even people who voted for Morsi in the last election are now taking part in the campaign.

"People come from the cars to sign – poor, rich, middle class, everybody has one opinion,” said Sherif.

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Topless jihad activist arrested, may be charged with "provocative acts"

Ah yes, we all know the bare breast is the main cause of the fall of civilizations, and Amina Tyler therefore must be the next jinn, or satan-like spirit that is infecting Islam.

Maybe she could be thrown in a well to see if she floats, and if she does then she is guilty.  If she sinks she is innocent and she will be set free.  Uh, wait a minute...

From Al Arabiya May 21

Amina Tyler, Tunisia’s ‘topless jihad’ activist, caught and under arrest

After months of reportedly going into hiding, the outspoken Tunisian feminist who sparked a trend of “topless jihad” has been found and arrested by Tunisian authorities earlier this week and may be charged for conducting “provocative acts.”

Amina Tyler, 19, was found in the midst of police scuffles with hardline Salafist group Ansar al-Shariah in the central Tunisian city of Kairouan on Sunday.

Tyler previously described herself as a member of the Ukrainian feminist group Femen, which uses nudity in protests.

Witnesses said she allegedly scrawled “Femen” on the wall near the main mosque and may have intended to hang a banner on the building before an angry crowd gathered and started shouting at her to leave, according to The Associated Press.

Video posted by the Tunisian online Nawaat news site shows Tyler, with dyed blonde hair, clutching a banner and being hustled away by police and put into a van as residents chased her.

A local resident shouts at the camera: “She is dishonoring us. We will protect our town, but a dirty girl like her shouldn’t come among us.”

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The beard of jihad is worth 278K

U.S. Rep. Wants Combat Benefits for Fort Hood Victims
The beard, now with money

Would you believe Nidal Hasan, the Ft. Hood jihadist has been getting a paycheck since he murdered 13 and wounded over 30?  To the tune of 270,000 of your tax dollars he has been paid, and as long as he has not been convicted he will continue to receive his paycheck.

Feel better now?

From NBCDFW May 21 by Scott Friedman

Accused Fort Hood Shooter Paid $278,000 While Awaiting Trial

The Department of Defense confirms to NBC 5 Investigates that accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan has now been paid more than $278,000 since the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting that left 13 dead and 32 injured. The Army said under the Military Code of Justice, Hasan’s salary cannot be suspended unless he is proven guilty.

If Hasan had been a civilian defense department employee, NBC 5 Investigates has learned, the Army could have suspended his pay after just seven days.

Personnel rules for most civilian government workers allow for "indefinite suspensions" in cases "when the agency has reasonable cause to believe that the employee has committed a crime for which a sentence of imprisonment may be imposed."

Meanwhile, more than three years later soldiers wounded in the mass shooting are fighting to receive the same pay and medical benefits given to those wounded in combat.

Retired Army Spc. Logan Burnett, a reservist who, in 2009, was soon to be deployed to Iraq, was shot three times when a gunman opened fire inside the Army Deployment Center.

“I honestly thought I was going to die in that building,” said Burnett. “Just blood everywhere and then the thought of -- that's my blood everywhere.”

Burnett nearly died. He's had more than a dozen surgeries since the shooting, and says post-traumatic stress still keeps him up at night.

Burnett is now fighting a new battle; only this one is against the U.S. Army.

The Army has not classified the wounds of the Ft. Hood victims as “combat related” and declines to label the shooting a “terrorist attack”,

The “combat related” designation is an important one, for without it Burnett and other shooting victims are not given combat-related pay, they are not eligible for Purple Heart retirement or medical benefits given to other soldiers wounded either at war or during the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon.

As a result, Burnett, his wife Torey, and the families of other Fort Hood victims miss out on thousands of dollars of potential benefits and pay every year.

To Burnett the shooting felt like combat.

“You take three rounds and lose five good friends and watch seven other people get killed in front of you. Do you have another term that we can classify that as?” asked Burnett.

The Army has categorized the shooting as a case of “workplace violence.”

Can't call it what it is, that would insult Muslims and tarnish the good name of Islam.  Heh.

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British terrorist refuses to stand for judge, says his religion forbids it

I knew it.  Those pesky Mennonites, always going against the grain...wait, it's Islam?  I am surprised, after all it is the religion of peace.

From the Telegraph May 20 by Peter Bodkin

Accused rioter Mohammed Issai Issaka berated in court after refusing to stand for Magistrate Jacqueline Milledge

A MAN accused of rioting during last year's violent Muslim protests has been berated for his "disrespect" after refusing to stand before a magistrate at his court hearing.

Mohammed Issai Issaka, who was charged with riot, assaulting police and resisting arrest over the September incident, this morning said his religious beliefs stopped him for rising for the court - the standard practice whenever a judge or magistrate enters or leaves.

Magistrate Jacqueline Milledge repeatedly demanded Issaka stand for her, telling him she didn’t accept his refusal.

"You can tell me where it is in his religion that it says he cannot stand," she said to Issaka's lawyer, Stephen Hopper.

"I was a magistrate at Bankstown Court for four years and I have never had to deal with such disrespect."

The hearing had to be postponed for nearly half an hour after the prosecution and defence consulted Ms Milledge, with the case eventually continuing after Issaka waited outside the courtroom as everyone stood for the magistrate.

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

New DHS manual on Islam says to equate sharia law with violence violates the first amendment

WTF?  I read this and did a triple take.  To say that sharia law is violent and because of that it violates free speech rights is ridiculous.  Sharia law scholars all agree that parts of sharia law; stoning, amputation, execution by beheading are inherently violent, and by any standard they are, so why does DHS insist the opposite, and then threaten to penalize those who speak the truth?

Another trip down the rabbit hole...

From The Daily Caller May 17 by Charles C. Johnson

Homeland Security guidelines advise deference to pro-Shariah Muslim supremacists

The Department of Homeland Security, which under Secretary Janet Napolitano has shown a keen interest in monitoring and warning about outspoken conservatives, takes a very different approach in monitoring political Islamists, according to a 2011 memo on protecting the free speech rights of pro-Shariah Muslim supremacists.

In a checklist obtained by The Daily Caller entitled “Countering Violent Extremism Dos and Don’ts” the DHS’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties notifies local and national law enforcement officials that it is Obama administration policy to consider specifically Islamic criticism of the American system of government legitimate.

This policy stands in stark contrast to the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis’ 2009 memo “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” [pdf], which warned of the dangers posed by pro-life advocates, critics of same-sex marriage and groups concerned with abiding by the U.S. Constitution, among others.

The advice of the Dos and Don’ts list is far more conciliatory. “Don’t use training that equates radical thought, religious expression, freedom to protest, or other constitutionally-protected activity, including disliking the U.S. government without being violent,” the manual’s authors write in a section on training being “sensitive to constitutional values.”

The manual, which was produced by an inter-agency working group from DHS and the National Counterterrorism Center, advises, “Trainers who equate the desire for Sharia law with criminal activity violate basic tenets of the First Amendment.”

(.) The Homeland Security document also seems to discount evidence unearthed by the Justice Department about the aims of some mainstream Muslim organizations, warning law enforcement not to rely on “unsubstantiated theories” and “conspiracies,” such as the belief that “many mainstream Muslim organizations have terrorist ties” or are “fronts for Islamic political organizations whose true desire is to establish Sharia law in America.”

The elephant in the room now has his own bedroom and has been accepted as part of the family.  We are doomed.

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Tanzania: Christian persecution heats up on mainland and islands off the coast; churches destroyed, parish members murdered including children

Zanzibar, a fabled city with a history of ancient proportions is the scene of Christian persecution.  Another city of the past is being torn asunder by Islamic doctrine, and the country will soon fall to the hands of Muhammads army.  When I think Zanzibar I think of Hope and Crosby, not jihad and sharia.  The Road to Zanzibar today is paved with the bones of the victims of jihad, and it is getting worse.

From Morningstar News May 18

Anti-Christian Hostility High in Zanzibar as Tanzania Mainland also Heats Up

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist attacks and land grabs on this semi-autonomous island off the coast of Tanzania have continued unabated even as violence has increased on the mainland.

The May 5 bombing of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Arusha killed a 45-year-old woman, a 16-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. Of the two Tanzanians and four foreigners arrested – now officially identified as one from Saudi Arabia and three from the United Arab Emirates – only one Tanzanian national reportedly remains in custody as a suspect.

While Islamic extremist activity has increased in Tanzania, Christians on the Zanzibar archipelago have recently suffered attacks by Islamists and the separatist group Uamsho (Re-awakening). Uamsho, the Association for Islamic Mobilization and Propagation, has issued explicit threats to Christians on Zanzibar Island since October 2012.

At midnight on April 20, Islamic extremists in Kianga, 16 kilometers (11 miles) from Zanzibar City, demolished most of the Pool of Siloam church building, a church leader said. Three suspects were arrested, only to be released after three days.

“When we tried to follow up the case, we found out that some of the information concerning the pulling down of the church was missing,” church pastor Israel Baraka Elijah told Morning Star News. “Hence, we decided to give up all together.”

Damages were estimated at $2,500, he added. Muslim extremists had attacked the church building before, setting part of it on fire on Feb. 19 and battering it with sledge hammers in November 2011.

"US Naval Academy Instructor Teaching On Behalf Of US Muslim Brotherhood"

This is one of the fruits of the Obama administrations insistence to scrub all references to the teachings of Islam that call for the conversion, subjugation or death of non-Muslims, and how jihadists routinely use the Qur'an and hadiths of Muhammad to justify their actions.  This new teaching system is similar to the course on Islam I am currently taking at Lane Community College.  The dark aspects of Islam are mentioned in passing, given no real weight against the "peaceful' version of Islam taught and brushed off as the actions of that "tiny minority of extremists" who are misunderstanding Islamic doctrine.  Our military is being led down a primrose path to their, and our doom.

From Global MB Watch May 14

US Naval Academy Instructor Teaching On Behalf Of US Muslim Brotherhood
According to promotional material, a United States Naval Academy professor is teaching on behalf of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), a part of the US Muslim Brotherhood and where global Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi reportedly serves as a trustee. IIIT recently announced its Summer Students Program for 2013 to be held from May 26 – July 3. According to the IIIT announcement, one of the instructors for the program will be Professor Ermin Sinanovic, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland who will be teaching the following course titled “Muslim World Affairs”:
One of the other instructors at the IIIT summer program will be US Muslim Brotherhood leader Louay Safi, identified in the announcement as affiliated with the College of Islamic Studies of the Qatar Foundation. In 2009 Louay Safi, also an official at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), was at the center of a controversy when it was learned that the US Defense Department brought him to Fort Hood as an instructor and that he had been lecturing on Islam to troops in Fort Hood who were about to deploy to Afghanistan. In February 2010, the activities and lectures of Dr. Safi on all military bases were suspended pending a criminal inquiry by the U.S. military. A shooting took place at Fort Hood near Killeen, Texas on November 5, 2009 in which a single gunman killed 13 people and over 30 people were injured in the worst shooting ever to take place on an American military base. The only suspect in the shooting is Nidal Malik Hasan, a 39-year-old U.S. Army major serving as a psychiatrist. Dr. Safi has also been recently identified as a leading member of the Syrian National Council, a Syrian opposition group dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Another instructor at the program will be Jasser Aouda (aka Jasser Auda), also identified as affiliated with the College of Islamic Studies of the Qatar Foundation. Dr Auda is best known as a a key advisor to Imamn Feisal Rauf, in turn known for his attempts to build an Islamic center two blocks away from the site of the 911 attacks. Dr. Auda is also a member of the IIIT Academic Council and a founding member of theInternational Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS), headed by Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi and whose board of directors is comprised of many leaders of the Global Brotherhood. Dr. Auda is currently the Deputy Director of the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, headed by Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Tariq Ramadan, the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood and a Global Muslim Brotherhood leader in his own right.

Dr. Sinanovic has also been featured at other IIIT events and the UK branch of IIIT recently announced that he will be teaching at a summer school from 24 August – 7 September 2013 in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. A flyer about the program indicates that the major speaker at the IIIT Bosnian summer school will be Tariq Ramadan. Dr. Sinanovic is also one of the founding members of the Bosniak Academy of Sciences and Arts, closely associated with Mustafa Ceric, the former Grand Mufti of Bosnia and an associate of Youssef Qaradawi. In September 2008, IIIT met with Dr. Ceric to discuss a proposal to a new University in Bosnia with IIIT acting as a consultant.

The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) describes itself as “a private, non-profit, academic, cultural and educational institution, concerned with general issues of Islamic thought and education” and using the slogan “Towards Islamization of Knowledge and Reform of Islamic Thought.” The concept for IIIT was developed at a meeting held in Lugano, Switzerland that was attended by many luminaries of the Global Muslim Brotherhood including Youssef Qaradawi. IIIT was founded in the U.S. in 1980 by U.S. Muslim Brotherhood leaders including Iraqi-born Jamal Barzinji and Hisham Altalib who wished to promote the Islamization of Knowledge as conceived by Ismail Al-Faruqi and who were also early leaders of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). A1991 internal document of the US Muslim Brotherhood, introduced as evidence in the holy Land Foundation trial, included IIIT in “a list of our organizations and organizations of our friends.”

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Afghanistan: women's rights violate Islamic law and encourages disobedience, say hardline clerics

A woman's right to not wear one is disallowed

Wait, haven't we been told that Islam upholds women's rights, makes them equal in society and that women hold a special place in the family?  Is there a misunderstanding about whether and how sharia law is affected by this legislation, or do the clerics have it right?

“Whatever is against Islamic law, we don’t even need to speak about it”

Well then, 'nuff said.  And don't even think of mentioning the still arriving bags 'o cash that the CIA delivers each week to Karzai.  

From The Washington Post May 18

Conservative Afghan lawmakers block legislation protecting women’s rights

KABUL, Afghanistan — Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation on Saturday aimed at strengthening provisions for women’s freedoms, arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles and encourage disobedience.

The fierce opposition highlights how tenuous women’s rights remain a dozen years after the ouster of the hard-line Taliban regime, whose strict interpretation of Islam once kept Afghan women virtual prisoners in their homes.
Khalil Ahmad Shaheedzada, a conservative lawmaker for Herat province, said the legislation was withdrawn shortly after being introduced in parliament because of an uproar by religious parties who said parts of the law are un-Islamic.

“Whatever is against Islamic law, we don’t even need to speak about it,” Shaheedzada said.

The Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women has been in effect since 2009, but only by presidential decree. It is being brought before parliament now because lawmaker Fawzia Kofi, a women’s rights activist, wants to cement it with a parliamentary vote to prevent its potential reversal by any future president who might be tempted to repeal it to satisfy hard-line religious parties.

The law criminalizes, among other things, child marriage and forced marriage, and bans “baad,” the traditional practice of exchanging girls and women to settle disputes. It makes domestic violence a crime punishable by up to three years in prison and specifies that rape victims should not face criminal charges for fornication or adultery.

Kofi, who plans to run for president in next year’s elections, said she was disappointed because among those who oppose upgrading the law from presidential decree to legislation passed by parliament are women.

Afghanistan’s parliament has more than 60 female lawmakers, mostly due to constitutional provisions reserving certain seats for women.

There has been spotty enforcement of the law as it stands. A United Nations analysis in late 2011 found only a small percentage of reported crimes against women were pursued by the Afghan government. Between March 2010 and March 2011 — the first full Afghan year the decree was in effect — prosecutors filed criminal charges in only 155 cases, or 7 percent of the total number of crimes reported.

The child marriage ban and the idea of protecting female rape victims from prosecution were particularly heated subjects in Saturday’s parliamentary debate, said Nasirullah Sadiqizada Neli, a conservative lawmaker from Daykundi province.

Neli suggested that removing the custom — common in Afghanistan — of prosecuting raped women for adultery would lead to social chaos, with women freely engaging in extramarital sex safe in the knowledge they could claim rape if caught.

Another lawmaker, Mandavi Abdul Rahmani of Barlkh province, also opposed the law’s rape provision.

“Adultery itself is a crime in Islam, whether it is by force or not,” Rahmani said.

There it is; rape is adultery in Islam.  

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Boston Marathon jihad update; Tamerlan Tsarnaev met with Chechen jihadist living in US

As the story unfolds we find there are more connections between the brothers and the jihad that should not be named. Now we have jihadists meeting in America, but to profile these enemies based in their common usage of the texts and tenets of Islam would be racist, doncha know.
From the Union Leader May 16 by Pat Grossmith

FBI questions former Chechen rebel living in Manchester about repeated meetings with Boston bomber
MANCHESTER - Boston Marathon suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev went target shooting at a Manchester firing range and met up with an exiled former Chechen rebel living in the Queen City a month before the attack that killed three and wounded more than 260, according to a Voice of America report.

FBI agents on Tuesday searched the Manchester home of Chechnya native Musa Khadzhimuratov, and examined the hard drives on his computers, VOA reported. Police in Manchester confirmed the FBI agents searched Khadzhimuratov's home, according to the story, but Manchester Police Chief David J. Mara said police will not confirm anything because it is not their case.

The FBI, Mara said, also are not commenting on the matter.

At the Manchester apartment building where Khadzhimuratov lives, a woman responding to the buzzer by intercom said Khadzhimuratov was not home and will not be talking to reporters.
A resident who lives at the Eastern Avenue apartment complex said the FBI showed up about 8 a.m. Tuesday and did not leave until late in the afternoon.

Agents dressed in suits were posted at the front and back entrance to the Eastern Avenue apartment building at Hillview Apartments, preventing people from entering the building, she said.

About six other agents wearing white jumpsuits and black gloves entered the apartment where Khadzhimuratov lives with his wife, her parents and two or three children.

"I thought they were exterminators," said the resident. She only realized they were FBI after someone overheard an agent telling one of Khadzhimuratov's children, "Don't get scared. We're FBI and we're going to talk to your father."

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Dubai: couple jailed for having consesual sex outside of marriage

Sharia law in action in moderate, modern Dubai.

From GulfNews May 18 by Bassam Za'za

Couple jailed for sex outside marriage in Dubai

Dubai: A couple has been sentenced to a year in jail for sex outside of marriage, after the man’s wife reported them to police.
The man’s wife was in the couple’s marital home in Discovery Gardens on November 29 at the time of the incident. She was in the living room while the pair were in the bedroom.
The hotel manager and his partner pleaded not guilty when they appeared before the Dubai Misdemeanour Court. They said they got married in Ukraine on August 1, 2012 and provided the judge with a copy of their marriage contract.
“It is true that we were having consensual sex… but I was not on good terms with my wife and we had marital problems that were leading us to divorce,” the manager said in court.
Records said the manager provided the judge with Sharia court papers certifying that he divorced his wife in December 2012.

“My husband is a Hindu and he is not allowed to have two wives at the same time. We had agreed to divorce but he was supposed to provide me with housing, which he didn’t. I was staying in the house temporarily until we settled things. When he brought his lover with him, I asked him to kick her out. He didn’t,” the man’s ex-wife said.
The Ukrainian woman is believed to be seven months’ pregnant.
Records said the 35-year-old Indian manager started having sex outside of marriage with his 22-year-old Ukrainian girlfriend in March 2012 while still married to his 32-year-old countrywoman.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

UAE: Australian woman working at international hotel chain is raped, prosecuted under sharia and spends 8 months in prison

Sharia is supposed to be used on Muslims only.  I wonder how the rulers of the UAE managed to misunderstand Islam?  They didn't...

"She was charged with having illicit sex outside marriage, and thrown in a filthy jail cell for eight months"

This is Islam.

From Yahoo News May 12 by Ross Coulthart

With Dubai emerging as a major stopover point for long haul journeys, five hundred flights a month will deliver over one million of us to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the next year.

Dubai is being promoted as a luxury high-class paradise in the desert, but the reality is brutally different, as Australian Alicia Gali discovered. Gali took a job in the UAE with one of the world’s biggest hotel chains, Starwood. What happened next makes this story a must-watch for every Australian planning on travelling through the region.

Gali was using her laptop in the hotel’s staff bar when her drink was spiked. She awoke to a nightmare beyond belief: she had been savagely raped by three of her colleagues. Alone and frightened, she took herself to hospital. What Alicia didn’t know is that under the UAE’s strict sharia laws, if the perpetrator does not confess, a rape cannot be convicted without four adult Muslim male witnesses. She was charged with having illicit sex outside marriage, and thrown in a filthy jail cell for eight months.
Now, finally home and struggling to move on with her life, Alicia breaks her silence for the first time...

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