Thursday, October 30, 2014

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

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

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

From NBC October 29 by Christian Boyle

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

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

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

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

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

From Arutz Sheva October 29

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

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

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

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

As usual, the question is – is anyone listening?

Islamic State jihadist plasters Houston with ISIS signs

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

From Vocativ October 27 by M.L. Nestel

This Man Has Been Plastering Houston With ISIS Stickers

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

You might call him an ISIS performance artist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Military ordered to hide identity to avoid being a jihad victim

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

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

From the Washington Times October 29 by  Rowan Scarborough

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

⦁ Remove decals and other identifiers from clothing and vehicles.

⦁ Vary travel routes.

⦁ Avoid large gatherings and places where people congregate.

⦁ Guard what you post on Facebook and Twitter.

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

⦁ Do not post any opposition to terrorist groups.

Islamic State leaflets found on Quantico marine base


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

From PJMedia October 30

Possible Islamic State Leaflets Found in Quantico Marine Base

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Obama White House calls Netanyahu "Chickenshit"

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

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

From the Washington Examiner October 29 by Kelly Cohen

Senior Obama official: Israeli PM Netanyahu is 'chickenshit'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

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

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

From the Daily Mail October 26

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

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

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

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

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

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

What makes Kamal Khatib believe that Jerusalem will be the capitol of the caliphate?  He must know something the rest of us do not.  Could it have anything to do with Islamic doctrine? would be Islamophobic to point that out so, never mind.

From Jihad Watch October 26 by Robert Spencer

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

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

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

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

Archival images of Kamal Khatib speaking

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

Crowd member: Say: “Allah Akbar!”

Crowd: Allah Akbar!


In studio:

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

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

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

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

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

Kamal Khatib: Its time will come.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Zale Thompson; jihadist or mentally ill?

Police Shooting

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

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

From The Modesto Bee October 24 by Tom Hays

NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

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

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

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

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

Bratton said he was comfortable calling it a terrorist attack.

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

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

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

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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

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

Uh huh, and I am the Queen of Sheeba.

From Vocativ October 23 by M.L. Nestel

Sources: NYPD Hatchet Attacker May Have Been ISIS Supporter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jihad in New York City; Muslim attacks two policemen with hatchet

Here we go.  Jihad in America is that elephant in the room which no one wants to call an elephant. Instead it's a loaf of bread. Nothing to do with an elephant but so much easier to look at.

"...the attacker had been tentatively identified as Zale Thompson, a 32-year-old man with a Facebook page containing images of what appears to be a Muslim warrior and prayers. However, authorities have found no links to extremist literature or jihadi groups at this time. "

There it is; as long as Thompson has no ties with accepted jihadi groups and has not been found to have extremist literature, then he must not, cannot, will not be a Muslim waging jihad.  Only as part of a recognized "terror" group will he be seen as a serious threat.  Until then, he is just another crazy person who randomly attacked two cops on the street.

Go back to sleep, nothing to see here, move on.

From MSNBC October 23 by Benjamin Landy

Hatchet-wielding man attacks NYPD officers

A New York City police officer is in critical condition and another is stable after a man with a hatchet attacked four officers on the street in Queens, New York on Thursday, officials said. The other officers then opened fire on the man, killing him and accidentally striking a nearby woman, who was later treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police Commissioner William Bratton said it was unclear what provoked the attack, NBC New York reports, but law enforcement agencies nationwide have been on high alert following fatal terrorism-linked attacks on uniformed soldiers in Canada on Wednesday and another on Monday.

The incident began around 2 p.m. when the officers were asked by a freelance photographer to pose for a photo. A hatchet-wielding man then charged at the group from behind – “unprovoked and not speaking a word,” according to Bratton – striking one officer in the arm and another officer in the head. The other two officers then opened fire, killing the attacker.

The man is captured on video pulling the 18.5-inch hatchet from a black backpack, police say.

While Bratton said authorities were working to identify the assailant, police sources told NBC News that the attacker had been tentatively identified as Zale Thompson, a 32-year-old man with a Facebook page containing images of what appears to be a Muslim warrior and prayers. However, authorities have found no links to extremist literature or jihadi groups at this time.

NBC has not independently verified the alleged suspect’s Facebook page or personal information, which lists him as having attended Teachers College at Columbia University.

“This matter has not officially been deemed an act of terrorism as the initial investigation is still ongoing and details are being developed,” the FBI said in a statement Thursday evening, NBC New York reports. But the agency said the incident highlighted the need for “increased vigilance” by law enforcement and the government.

Against whom?  Who the enemy is they don't say.  Could be those pesky Mennonites for all we know.

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Canadian authorities at a loss to understand the motivation of jihadist Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

View image on Twitter

To identify the ideology that motivated Bibeau to act as he did will never be discussed, to do so would not only be Islamophobic but it would fly in the face of all we have been told about Islam; that it is a religion of peace.  We must be blind to religious fervor, unless it is a Christian or a Jew committing the atrocity, then it is the driving force behind the act.

Here are but a few reasons Bibeau couldn't be a jihadist acting on the principles of Islam;
Not enough hugs as a child,
Girlfriend just broke up with him,
Just lost his job/dog/car,
Mentally imbalanced
Low blood sugar,
Not enough sleep the night before.

Take your pick, one of them is bound to be close to the truth...right?

From ABC October 23

Hero of Canada's Parliament Shooting Greeted With Standing Ovation

The hero sergeant-at-arms who killed the alleged shooter in Wednesday's attack on the Canadian Parliament was welcomed back into the building this morning with a prolonged standing ovation.

Kevin Vickers, 58, nodded to acknowledge the spontaneous applause that washed over him by the officials in the chamber, which included Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Vickers, a retired Royal Canadian Mountie, holds the ceremonial post of sergeant-at-arms but he confronted and killed gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the suspect in the shooting death of a soldier at the National War Memorial before invading the main Parliament building.

(.) Authorities in Canada are trying to understand what motivated a gunman to kill the soldier with Harper calling the shooting the country’s second “terrorist” attack this week. During his remarks this morning, Harper continued to connect the two attacks, saying that they were perpetrated by "young men born and raised in this peaceful country" who turned their backs on the values that they were taught.

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The photo above is the home of the honor guard murdered by jihadist Bibeau.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Possible Canadian jihad inside parliament, more than one shooter suspected


This is breaking news from Ottowa.  There are possibly multiple shooters, many shots heard inside parliament and one description has one assailant with his face wrapped in a manner similar to other jihadists.  The news is still coming in. we will have to wait for more information.

From the National Post October 22 by John Ivison, Justin Ling, Josh Visser and Jake Edmiston

Soldier shot outside of Parliament, one gunman ‘killed,’ but ‘multiple shooters’ suspected
A soldier was shot at the National War Memorial by an unknown assailant Wednesday morning and there are reports of 30 to 50 shots of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament.

“Gunman at Parliament’s Centre Block has been shot and killed,” Conservative MP Bernard Trottier tweeted at 10:30 a.m. Tory MP Bob Zimmer also reported the same. Those reports are unconfirmed as police are still actively searching the area and say it is “not a secure scene” as there may be multiple shooters.

Police have expanded their perimeter and say they are actively investigating “several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa.” Police are also asking citizens to not tweet the locations of the officers involved.

Two sources told The Canadian Press that Kevin Vickers, the sergeant-at-arms for the House of Commons and 29-year RCMP veteran, shot a gunman. Both CBC and CTV are reporting a single gunman has been confirmed dead.

In video taken within Parliament, about a dozen gunshots can be heard within the halls.

Witnesses reported hearing shots in different corridors of Parliament and some fled the building by using the scaffolding erected for renovations.

After 11 a.m., there were more unconfirmed reports of more gunshots, this time near the Chateau Laurier hotel, northeast of Parliament.

Several medics were performing CPR on the soldier before he was taken away by ambulance. CTV is reporting the soldier is still alive.

“There is a shooter on the loose,” a police officer in the area told the Post‘s John Ivison, shortly after 10 a.m.

Parliament is currently under lockdown. The PMO says Prime Minister Stephen Harper is safe and has left Parliament Hill for an unknown location. Both NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau have been reported safe.

One suspect was described as “5’9-5’10, overweight and wearing a dark jacket, with a white scarf around his face,” by Stuart Barnable, a Liberal staffer who said he witnessed the events from East Block.

A Dutch tourist said he heard at least four shot and say the assailant running towards Parliament Hill, carrying a large rife.

A Toyota Corolla, with no plates on it, was left outside of Parliament Hill. Multiple witnesses said they saw a gunman get out of it and attack the soldier....

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

American suicide bomber in Syria

Here is one less jihadist that will make it back to the US to continue the war against the West.  Moner Mohammad Abusalha is but one of a few hundred Americans who are fighting for the Islamic State, most of them coming back here unimpeded after getting their battle experience.  When will the next jihad attack happen, and where?  It's not an if, it's a when and each day brings us one day closer to an awful truth.

From the Washington Post October 11 by Adam Goldman and Greg Miller

American suicide bomber’s travels in U.S., Middle East went unmonitored

VERO BEACH, Fla. — There were no U.S. air marshals watching the newly clean-shaven passenger on the transatlantic­ flight, no FBI agents waiting for him as he landed in Newark in May 2013 after returning from Syria’s civil war.

As the 22-year-old Florida native made his way through a U.S. border inspection, officers pulled him aside for additional screening and searched his belongings. They called his mother in Vero Beach to check on his claim that he had merely been visiting relatives in the Middle East. But when she vouched for him, U.S. officials said, Moner Mohammad Abusalha was waved through without any further scrutiny or perceived need to notify the FBI that he was back in the United States.

Earlier this year, after returning to Syria, Abusalha became the first American to carry out a suicide attack in that country, blowing up a restaurant frequented by Syrian soldiers on behalf of an al-Qaeda affiliate. His death May 25 was accompanied by the release of a menacing video. “You think you are safe where you are in America,” he said, threatening his own country and a half-dozen others. “You are not safe.”

It was a warning from someone who had been in position to deliver on that threat. By then, Abusalha­ had made two trips to a conflict zone seen as the largest incubator of Islamist radicalism since Afghanistan in the 1980s. Between those visits he wandered inside the United States for more than six months, U.S. officials said, attracting no attention from authorities after their brief telephone conversation with his mother.

His movements went unmonitored despite a major push by U.S. security and intelligence agencies over the past two years to track the flow of foreign fighters into and out of Syria. At the center of that effort is a task force established by the FBI at a classified complex in Virginia that also involves the CIA and the National Counterterrorism Center.

Despite that expanding surveillance net and more than a dozen prosecutions in the United States, the outcome for Abusalha depended more on the priorities of his al-Qaeda handlers than U.S. defenses. FBI officials involved in the case said it exposed vulnerabilities that can be reduced but not eliminated.

“It is extremely difficult for the FBI to identify individuals in the U.S. who have this kind of goal,” said George Piro, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Miami field office, which led the Abusalha investigation. “It requires a loved one or really close friend to note the changes. . . . The family has to intervene.”

Abusalha is counted among the 100 or so Americans who have traveled to Syria or attempted to do so, a figure cited repeatedly by senior U.S. officials in ways that suggest there is precision in their understanding of who and where those people are.

In reality, officials said, the total has risen to 130 or more, and it includes individuals about whom only fragments of information are known. The clearest cases­ involve U.S. citizens arrested by the FBI before they depart. But other cases are incomplete, based on false names or partial identities assembled from references on social media or U.S. intelligence sources.

Even the estimate of 130 is low, according to U.S. officials who said there are undoubtedly Americans in Syria and Iraq who have not surfaced. Abusalha was part of that invisible category until shortly before he recorded his farewell videos and stepped into the cab of an armored dump truck packed with explosives.

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Taliban upset over Nobel Peace Prize award

Of course they are, they follow the "religion of the perpetually insulted" and find fault with everything but themselves.  Malala Yousufzai defied the Taliban and almost paid for that decision with her life.  She recovered and has continued with her dedication to educate girls in Pakistan, thus pissing off her executioners.

Go Malala!

From DAWN October 10 by 
Taliban assail Nobel decision

PESHAWAR: Members of the media division of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s offshoot Jamat-ul-Ahrar criticised the awarding of Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousufzai, calling her an “agent of kuffar (disbelievers)”.

In English messages posted on Friday on the Twitter accounts of Jamat-ul-Ahrar spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan and the chief of its Ihya-e-Khilafat media division, Saleh Qassam, and media member Ibrahim Khorasani, commented on Malala and the award, together stating that she did not represent Islam....

Us State Department to Americans: don't travel abroad

This is only going to get worse.  As Islam spreads its dark wings we will be restricted more and more as to where we can travel to.  I am glad I had the chance to travel abroad in the early 90s, at least back then the only thing I had to worry about was how good the local beer would be.

From the New York Daily News October 11 by Meg Wagner

Americans abroad at 'high risk' of ISIS kidnappings, terrorist attacks, U.S. warns

U.S. citizens are prime targets for terrorists' kidnappings, the government warned.

The U.S. State Department urged Americans to be on high alert when they're traveling abroad, fearing ISIS and other extremist groups have "increased attempts to finance their operations through kidnapping for ransom."

"Terrorist groups have stepped up their rhetoric calling for additional attacks or kidnapping attempts on westerners," the department said in a Friday statement.

The most vulnerable international travelers are those who belong to governments with a history of paying ransoms to terrorist groups, the State Department explained. Some Western countries — such as France and Germany — have paid millions to have their hostages freed.

While the U.S. has a long standing policy of refusing to submit to payoff requests, the State Department still warned that Americans aboard are at risk of terrorist' violence.

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Grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder says the Islamic State is "not Islamic"

It continues to amaze me that there are so many who claim the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam, whether they be Muslim or non-Muslim.  Tariq Ramadan is one of those "moderate" Muslims who speaks smooth deceptions to the ear of willing apologists.  His bellowing is as convincing as a three dollar bill, and just as worthless.

From Al Jazerra October 12

Tariq Ramadan: 'ISIL's acts are un-Islamic'

An 'Islamic Caliphate', a 'Caliph' - terms that now in headlines across the globe, mostly thanks to one extremist group, The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

As ISIL captures territory declaring their caliphate, minorities have fled and journalists have been beheaded.

Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIL, has called on Muslims to take up arms, and thousands of fighters from around the world have travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight for the self-declared caliphate.

The group's actions are causing a backlash among Muslims who see ISIL - also known as Daesh - in contrast to their religion and past caliphates famed for tolerance.

More than 120 Muslim scholars have released a letter where they call ISIL un-Islamic and argue that the group is incorrectly using scripture to support its cause.

“They [ISIL] are distorting the whole message. So we have to respond to this by saying ... what you are doing, killing innocent people, implementing so-called 'Sharia' or the so-called 'Islamic State', this is against everything that is coming from Islam," says Tariq Ramadan, a prominent Islamic scholar.

"It is not a caliphate," Ramadan says about ISIL. "It is just people playing with politics referring to religious sources. And this is why [as] Muslim scholars, Muslim intellectuals, we have to be quite clear about this. We have to speak the truth and be quite clear about the fact that if they are not representing what are the Islamic principles, many of the dictators today are not representing Islam either.

No explanation of what these Islamic principles entail, just the usual empty platitudes.

"They have nothing to do with [Islamic] principles because our principles are clear: that the one who is leading should be chosen by people who are followers or citizens. So many countries who are dealing with the West are not as bad as Daesh (ISIL) today, but they are bad," he adds.

Ramadan concedes that those who speak for the mainstream understanding of Islam face a challenge for the hearts and minds of Muslims.

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Monday, October 6, 2014

New head of FBI says jihad attack on American soil imminent

“Given our visibility, we know they’re serious people, bent on destruction. And so we have to act as if it’s coming tomorrow”

FBI Director James Comey said this yet still insists that any American who went to fight with the Islamic State will be allowed free return to the homeland, but also says they will be watched very closely.  I think Director Comey should be arrested and prosecuted for treason, and here is why...

8 U.S. Code Section 1481 states:
(a) A person who is a national of the United States whether by birth or naturalization, shall lose his nationality by voluntarily performing any of the following acts with the intention of relinquishing United States nationality—
(1) obtaining naturalization in a foreign state upon his own application or upon an application filed by a duly authorized agent, after having attained the age of eighteen years; or
(2) taking an oath or making an affirmation or other formal declaration of allegiance to a foreign state or a political subdivision thereof, after having attained the age of eighteen years; or
(3) entering, or serving in, the armed forces of a foreign state if
(A) such armed forces are engaged in hostilities against the United States.
The Obama administration cannot even name the enemy while the FBI skirts the issue by saying American jihadists will be welcomed back but be aware; the attack is imminent.
From MSN October 6 by Vicki Needham
FBI director warns of Khorasan attack

The head of the FBI said in an interview broadcast late Sunday that the U.S. is preparing for an imminent terrorist attack.

FBI Director James Comey said the Khorasan Group, an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, may still be working on a plan to hit the United States.

“Khorasan was working and may still be working on an effort to attack the United States or our allies, and looking to do it very, very soon,” he said on CBS’s “60 Minutes.”

“I can’t sit here and tell you whether it’s their plan is tomorrow or three weeks or three months from now,” he said.

“Given our visibility, we know they’re serious people, bent on destruction. And so we have to act as if it’s coming tomorrow.”

He said that terrorist networks in Syria are a product of “the metastasis of al Qaeda” with the two major groups, al Nusra and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“They are both vicious, sort of the inheritors of a lot of the mantle of al Qaeda and present different threats in a lot of ways,” Comey said.

He described the al Nusra group as experienced bomb makers, killers and planners seeking international targets.

“These are people who have thought about bringing terrorism on a global scale,” he said.

“ISIL is as sophisticated, maybe more than any of the others in its media presence and its recruiting and training efforts online,” he said, using another acronym for ISIS.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

In wake of OK jihad beheading, Obama sends a thank you to Muslims in OK at their mosque

Wait, what?  This time, your incredulous reaction is justified.  A top White House official went to the mosque where Jah'Kee Yisrael worshipped, thanking local Muslims for their support, tolerance, bridge-building and multi-cultural understanding.  No mention of the Islamic underpinnings Yah'Keem Yisrael showed on his Facebook page, no mention of the Islamic imperitive to "...strike their necks..." (47-4) or any acknowledgement that Islamic doctrine drove Yah'Keem Yisrael (in his own words) to behead one co-worker and attempt a second.

Of course no mention, as that would call into question the WH position that Islam is a religion of peace.  Beheadings are too horrible to contemplate so they are summarily dismissed as a way to not think about something so horrible.  Simple psychological survival, but useless in trying to understand what has really happened.  Reminds me of the blindness of some Germans as to the concentration camps and how they refused to see what was right in front of them.

From KFOR October 4 by Andrew Donley

Oklahoma Muslims receive special praise from White House officials

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Muslims marked the end of the yearly pilgrimage to mecca with communal prayer and celebration called Eid Ul-Adha on Saturday.

Leaders of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City say it’s been a tough month for Muslims here in Oklahoma after being associated with the beheading at Vaughan foods in Moore.

Leaders of the faith here in the state say vicious messages are being left for Oklahoma Muslims, telling them to get out of Oklahoma and threatening to behead them all because the man behind the beheading claimed to be Muslim.

Click here to read more about the threats.

But the Muslim community received the highest form of praise from the White House for their hard work in helping rebuild the Moore community after a destructive tornado tore through the city in 2013.

Today, an official from Washington D.C. flew in to Oklahoma to present a special thank you to the Muslim congregation.

He read a message from President Barrack Obama, extending warm greetings from the American people during the Muslim holiday.

“Your service is a powerful example of the powerful roots of the Abrahamic faiths and how our communities can come together with shared peace with dignity and a sense of justice,” President Barack Obama said.

The Imam, the leader of the prayer service, stated during his sermon that the Muslim faith has been called a “cancer that needs to be cut off from the American society.”

Now, with the recent praise, Oklahoma Muslims have been reassured that they are apart of the American society.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Islamic State hostage Peter Kassig a convert to islam

Will his conversion stave off the inevitable beheading?  Muslims violate tenets of Islam when they kill one of their own.  There are extenuating circumstances but on the whole it is forbidden to kill believers.  Peter Kassigs conversion may have been an attempt to save his own life by assuming that if he converted he would be spared.  Most likely he will be killed, as he will always be seen as suspect, a possible spy for the Americans and not to ever be fully trusted.

From The Daily Mail October 4 by Chris Spargo

'I believe in hopeless causes': American ISIS captive Peter Kassig described how he felt a calling to help wounded Syrian refugees - just one year before he was captured by Islamic militants and became a Muslim

American war vet-turned-aid-worker Peter Kassig talked about his hopes and dreams, and what motivated him to return to the Middle East as a medical worker, in an inspiring 2012 profile.

Sitting down with CNN Senior International Correspondent Arwa Damon, the Indianapolis, Indiana, native referred to himself as a 'hopeless romantic' and 'idealist,' eager to do as much as he could with his life.

The 26-year-old has been held captive by ISIS for the past year, and the terrorist organization is now threatening to kill him in response to increased attacks on the group by the United States.

'The way I saw it, I didn't have a choice. This is what I was put here to do,' the young man told CNN of his decision to travel to Beirut and help Syrian refugees fleeing to Lebanon.

He then added, 'I guess I am just a hopeless romantic, and I am an idealist, and I believe in hopeless causes.'

A member of the U.S. Army Rangers, he was deployed to Iraq in 2007 and honorably discharged for medical reasons after a brief tour.

After returning home however, and studying political science at Butler University in Indiana, something felt off the Kassig.

'I was going to school with kids who look the same, were the same age as me, but we weren't the same,' he said.

'I wanted more of a challenge, a sense of purpose.'

(.) U.S. officials confirmed yesterday that Kassig was being held by Islamic State militants but declined to give any more details of his capture.

His family said in a statement that they have stayed silent about this news 'at the wish of those who have held their son.'

They also revealed that their son had converted to Islam while being held hostage.

Stockholm Syndrome?

Former hostages told the family that Kassig's new faith has given him comfort during his long captivity.

Maybe Islam will comfort him as his head is being sawed off.

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Taliban in Pakistan join the Islamic State

Taliban Flag

Steadily, the Islamic State is growing in both power and support.  Many jihad groups have aligned with IS, now the Taliban have joined the bandwagon of pure Islam.  As the Islamic State grows, it draws in more players, thus enabling its growth, which in turn draws more supporters, which then increases their strength, which gets more to is a self-fulfilling prophesy which if not stopped will end with a real clash of civilizations.

"All Muslims in the world have great expectations of you ... We are with you, we will provide you with Mujahideen (fighters) and with every possible support."

As Tom Lehrer once asked, "Who's Next?"

From Reuters October 4

Pakistani Taliban declare allegiance to Islamic State and global jihad

DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ISLAMABAD, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban declared allegiance to Islamic State on Saturday and ordered militants across the region to help the Middle Eastern jihadist group in its campaign to set up a global Islamic caliphate.

Islamic State, which controls swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, has been making inroads into South Asia, which has traditionally been dominated by local Taliban insurgencies against both the Pakistan and Afghanistan governments.

The announcement comes after a September move by al Qaeda chief, Ayman al-Zawahri, to name former Taliban commander Asim Umar as the "emir" of a new South Asia branch of the network that masterminded the 2001 attacks on the United States.

Although there is little evidence of a firm alliance yet between IS and al Qaeda-linked Taliban commanders, IS activists have been spotted recently in the Pakistani city of Peshawar distributing pamphlets praising the group.

IS flags have also been seen at street rallies in Indian-administered Kashmir. The trend has been of growing concern to global powers struggling to keep up with the fast-changing nature of the international Islamist insurgency.

In a message marking the Muslim holy festival of Eid al-Adha, the Pakistani Taliban said they fully supported IS goals.

"Oh our brothers, we are proud of you in your victories. We are with you in your happiness and your sorrow," Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said in a statement sent to Reuters by email from an unknown location.

"In these troubled days, we call for your patience and stability, especially now that all your enemies are united against you. Please put all your rivalries behind you ...

"All Muslims in the world have great expectations of you ... We are with you, we will provide you with Mujahideen (fighters) and with every possible support."

The statement, released in Urdu, Pashto and Arabic, was sent after Islamic State militants beheaded British aid worker Alan Henning in a video posted on Friday, triggering condemnation by the British and U.S. governments.

It also came despite recent speculation that the Taliban leadership, whose goal is to topple the government and set up a Sharia state, is actually wary of IS, which is driven by different ambitions that have little to do with South Asia.

The Pakistani Taliban, funded by local as well as foreign charity donations from wealthy supporters in the Gulf and elsewhere, operate separately from the Afghan insurgents of the same name, but are loosely aligned with them.

There are concerns about further turmoil in the region as most U.S.-led foreign troops withdraw from Afghanistan this year, with groups like the Haqqani network likely to exploit the security vacuum to strengthen their hold on Afghan regions.

Friday, October 3, 2014

A new crusade: Christians arm themselves against the Islamic State

It may be too little too late, but at least they want to protect what they have and try to push back against their ideological enemy, Islam.

Christians are rapidly becoming the carrier pigeon of the Middle East.

From the International Business Times September 30 by Jack Moore

Isis Threat to Crucify Lebanon's Christians as Islamic State Prepare to Cross Syria Border

Christians in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley have begun arming themselves in preparation for an Isis (now known as the Islamic State) offensive as it seeks to expand its territorial control outside of Syria.

Up to 3,000 militants from the Islamic State and other jihadists occupy the mountain range between Lebanon and Syria near the Sunni town of Arsal.

As IS seek to grab land outside of the mountain caves and farms they currently control, Christian volunteers have now created village defence forces to protect against the Sunni militants who have taken up to 21 Lebanese soldiers and policemen hostage.

"We are a minority and we are under threat by the jihadists," Rifaat Nasrallah, a commander of the volunteer guards in the Greek Catholic town of Ras Baalbek, said.

"It wasn't the idea of anyone in particular," Nasrallah says of the formation of defence units. "The whole village felt in danger so we all agreed it was necessary."

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Portland, Oregon jihadist sentenced to 30 years

Now he can mingle with other jihadists in prison and learn new tricks, his letter of contrition notwithstanding.

From KOIN October 1

Mohamed Mohamud sentenced for 2010 bomb plot

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Mohamed Mohamud was sentenced to 30 years in prison for trying to detonate a bomb in Pioneer Courthouse Square during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in 2010.

Mohamud, now 23, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison and lifetime supervision after release by Judge Garr M. King in US Federal Court in downtown Portland. Mohamud will receive credit for the four years he spent in custody prior to the sentencing.

Prosecutors wanted a 40 year sentence, while his defense team only wanted 10 years.

In a statement outside the courtroom after the sentencing, Mohamed’s mother, Miriam Mohamud, was adamant in her belief the judge’s decision was an “injustice.”

“A government we trust should not do that,” she said. “We contribute to this country, we have never done anything. … They should not entrap young boys.”

She said that she came to the United States with the same dreams other people have.

“We are Muslim and our religion does not teach to kill innocent people,” she said. “The FBI should not tell kids, ‘This is what you should do.'”

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OK jihadist asks for Muslim lawyer

As a passing statement in the article, but nonetheless the most prescient one.  Why would Jah'Keem Yisrael ask for a Muslim lawyer specifically?  He wants to be represented by someone who not only knows the American justice system but also knows about sharia law, Islamic imperatives of supremacism and how Muslims are victims of Western evils.  I would not be surprised to learn that his lawyer supports Hamas and believes Israel is practicing genocide against the refugees.

From the New York Daily News October 1 by Nina Golgowski

Oklahoma beheading suspect transferred to jail; victim's friend remembers she was 'loved and liked by everyone'

An Oklahoma man accused of barbarically beheading a co-worker before attempting to kill another has been released from a hospital and transferred to jail where he's being held without bail.

Alton Nolen, the 30-year-old Islamic convert charged with first-degree murder, is accused of maniacally decapitating 54-year-old grandmother Colleen Hufford, then attacking another employee at Vaughan Foods in Moore on Thursday.

He was released from a local hospital Wednesday after being treated for a bullet wound — inflicted by a gun-packing plant manager — and booked into the county jail around midday.

In his first court appearance, Nolen requested a Muslim to be named as his court-appointed lawyer.

Nolen's transfer came as Hufford's grieving relatives made their first public comments on the attack, saying in a statement that her violent death was difficult to comprehend but that they're thankful for the support from friends and family.

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Exclusive Report: Robert Spencer talks with former member of Oklahoma City mosque where Yah'Keem Yisrael worshipped

An eye-opening interview with "Noor", who used to be a Muslim and used to worship at the same Oklahoma mosque as the jihadist beheader.  It is a shame that the authorities, including the Obama administration cannot bring themselves to accept the truth of the matter: it is all about Islam and unless we begin honest dialogue, we are doomed.

Wait, that would be Islamophobic to bring that up, wouldn't it?

From Jihad Watch October 2 by Robert Spencer

Video: Robert Spencer interviews former member of Oklahoma beheader’s mosque

On September 27 I broke the story that a former member of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City had firsthand experience that the mosque was anything but “moderate.” On September 30, 2014, I interviewed a former member of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, the mosque frequented by Jah’Keem Yisrael (Alexander Nolen), who beheaded one woman and attempted to behead another on September 26. The ex-member revealed that the mosque was not at all as “moderate” as its leaders claimed in the wake of the beheading.