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Russian Bomb Factory/Mosque Hoist With Its Own Petard

2nd May 2016

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The Russian intelligence services discovered a bomb-making factory when they raided a secret mosque in the city of Samara. The explosives they found in the building were so unstable that they had to be detonated on the spot, leaving the mosque a little worse for the wear and tear.

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ISLAMOCOPIA FRIDAY: What’s New in the Religion of Peace

29th April 2016

Assad siege of Aleppo could be ‘imminent,’ experts warn

ISIS reveals how Jihadi John evaded security en route from UK to Syria

Isis in Iraq: Terror group are turning to fish farms and car dealerships to fund activities after losing territory

Leading Muslim Cleric: Coptic Christians Are ‘Criminal, Aggressive, and Oppressive’

Police arrest 21-year-old man in London on suspicion of attempting to join Isis in Syria

Three linked to California terror attack arrested

Turkey bombing in Bursa: Female suicide bomber attacks near city’s Grand Mosque

Philippine President vows to neutralise Islamist militants who beheaded Canadian hostage

Isis terror warning over tourist hotspots in Turkey issued by US embassy

Hezbollah: Iran’s Henchmen in Brazil

Female suicide bomber wounds eight in Turkish city of Bursa

Palestinian Children Kill Israelis in Hamas “Play”

Al-Qaeda claims murder of Bangladesh LGBT magazine editor hacked to death

South Sudan Rebel Leader Returning to Capital, May Signal End of Civil War

Terror suspect whose flight certificate was linked to Saudis one of Gitmo’s most dangerous

Palestinian Authority backs convicted killer for Nobel Peace Prize

Turkey deports 3,300 suspected jihadi fighters

Pro-ISIS hackers release names, personal info of targeted State Dept. employees

ISIS pay scale revealed: Documents show salaries based on number of wives, sex slaves

A Syrian rebel’s slaying in Turkey points to the long, lethal reach of Isis

Canadian hostage John Ridsdel killed by militants in the Philippines. Will the Islamophobia never cease?

Editor of Bangladesh’s first LGBT magazine hacked to death

Report: Iran May Send Hamas to Fight ISIS. That would be entertaining.

Blacklisted Terrorism Financiers Still Active on Social Media

Libya: Death Watch

Islamic State Moves to Libya with the Promise of Fresh Plunder

Arabs Strive for Honor, Not Peace

A Caliphate Under Strain: The Documentary Evidence

At least 12 dead in double suicide attack on security forces in Baghdad

Isis claims its fighters murdered university professor in Bangladesh over ‘calls to atheism’

‘Drive-by jihad’ plotters Tarik Hassane and Suhaib Majeedi jailed for life

University professor on his way to work hacked to death in Bangladesh

ISIS suspect reveals plans to open up route from Syria to U.S. through Mexico

US Army officer helps foil terror plot to blow up Jewish school in Denmark

Prosecutors: ISIS Ebook Helped Inspire Aborted Attack on Pamela Geller

Turkish border guards ‘shoot eight Syrian refugees dead’ including women and children trying to reach safety

Brussels airport bomber Najim Laachraoui identified as Isis jailer of French hostages in Syria

Iranian women call on Western tourists to violate hijab law to fight against oppression

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban bans ‘Islamisation’

28th April 2016

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Speaking in parliament on Monday to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Hungary’s new constitution, Viktor Orban said the document’s primary aim was to secure Hungarian language and culture.

The premier said the constitution meant the Hungarian government had to oppose any kind of mass migration that would imperil those principles.

He said: “We have the right to choose whom we wish to live together with and whom we do not wish to live together with.

“To be clear and unequivocal, I can say that Islamisation is constitutionally banned in Hungary.

The former Soviet client states of Eastern Europe, having experienced ‘progressive’ oppression first-hand, are more resistant to Political Correctness than most.

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Oops! Suicide Bomber Detonates Vest Early, Kills 8 Other Terrorists

28th April 2016

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In a scene straight out of a Hollywood film, a Taliban fighter detonated his suicide vest by mistake, killing himself and his eight colleagues without a single civilian casualty.

It is so hard to get good help these days.

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How Islam Erases Christianity from History

28th April 2016

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While Christianity continues to be physically erased from the Middle East, lesser known is that its historical role and presence is also being expunged from memory.

Last month a video emerged showing Islamic State members tossing hundreds of Christian textbooks, many of them emblazoned with crosses, into a large bonfire. As one report put it, ISIS was “burning Christian textbooks in an attempt to erase all traces of” Christianity from the ancient region of Mosul, where Christianity once thrived for centuries before the rise of Islam.

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Turkish Influence in Germany: 970 Imams and €1,800,000,000 Per Year

26th April 2016

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Angela Merkel says that Islam belongs to Germany, but she may have reversed the relationship involved: based on the report below, Turkey is rapidly Islamizing Germany through the funding of mosques, imams, and other employees. The process is being done quite openly — Germany is becoming a province of Greater Turkey, and no one is trying to hide the fact.

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Norway offers refugees £840 ‘bonus’ to leave the country

26th April 2016

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This is absurd. Why not just kick their asses out? Or, better yet, put them on a boat and dump their asses on the Libyan shore somewhere.

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Dutch journalist Ebru Umar arrested in Turkey

24th April 2016

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Yeah, the name ‘Ebru Umar’ sure says ‘Dutch’ to me….

A Dutch journalist has been detained for questioning in Turkey after allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Ebru Umar, a columnist for the Dutch Metro newspaper was arrested on Saturday soon after posting a tweet saying police were at her door at around 11pm Turkish time.

She later tweeted that she was being taken to a police station in Kusadasi.

Freedom of speech is not a Muslim value.

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ISLAMOCOPIA FRIDAY: What’s New in the Religion of Peace

22nd April 2016

Isis documents leak reveals profile of average militant as young, well-educated but with only ‘basic’ knowledge of Islamic law

Video Captures Palestinians Hailing Jerusalem Bomber

Isis increasing co-operation with Boko Haram – the ‘world’s most horrific terrorist group’

Boko Haram ‘strapping bombs to birds’ as Isis-affiliated group continues bloody insurgency in Africa

Islamic face veil to be banned in Latvia despite being worn by just three women in entire country

Terror victims win Supreme Court judgment against Iran

Family of Benghazi victim to receive $400G after CIA expands benefit program

Syria opposition figure says Assad has ‘buried’ cease-fire

The Arab Spring reported and misreported: foreign intervention in Libya and the last days of Gaddafi

Syria conflict: 500 wounded people in need of ‘life-saving medical treatment’ evacuated from besieged towns

Report: German Refugee Program Money Given to Hizballah Operatives. My, what a surprise.

‘Up to 500 dead’ in refugee boat sinking, survivors tell UN investigators

Kabul attack: Death toll from Taliban bombing rises to 64 as terrorist group threatens more attacks on ‘invaders’

Report: Terrorists plotting summer attack on European tourist beaches

Roman arch destroyed by ISIS in Syria was recreated using 3D technology

Mass graves discovered in former Isis-controlled Iraqi city of Ramadi. My, what a surprise.

NATO believes there is ‘justified concern’ Isis will carry out nuclear attack in Europe. They would if they could.

UK prisons chief backs conservative Muslim sect who call non-Muslim women ‘repulsive’

British jets could bomb Isis fighters in Libya, UK Government says

Isis and Italy’s mafia ‘working together’ to smuggle cannabis through North Africa into Europe

Syrian girl campaigns against child marriage from her refugee camp in Jordan

Kabul bombing: At least 28 people killed and more than 300 injured in Taliban suicide attack on security agency

Muslim prison chaplains ‘encouraging murder of non-believers’. My, what a surprise.

Jerusalem bus bombing wounds more than 20; police call it terror

South Sudan attackers kill more than 140 at Ethiopia border, official says

Once seen as White House triumph, new nation of South Sudan descends into war, misery

Palestinians Praise Jerusalem Bus Bombing Targeting Israelis. Of course they do.

Underground Hamas Tunnels Continue to Threaten Israeli Civilians

Two Turkish youths detained after accosting US soldier at air base

ISIS revenue down 30 percent as its territory shrinks, report claims

In Wake Of Increasing Anti-Semitic Attacks, More Jews Flee France

Anti-Isis coalition ‘preparing to launch final assault on Raqqa stronghold’, US official says

Syria conflict: Turkish ultra-nationalist suspected of killing Russian pilot may have ties to his country’s ‘deep state’

South Sudan attackers kill more than 140 at Ethiopia border, official says

Chaos in Libya: The Rising ISIS Threat to Europe

Turkish border forces ‘fire live rounds at Syrian refugees’ fleeing Isis fighting

Peshmerga troops running on empty in fight against ISIS

At least 12 killed in joint US-Afghan raid targeting suspected Al Qaeda member

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Social Media Emerges as a Valuable Terrorist Fundraising Tool

21st April 2016

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On March 22, for example, the Nafir al Aqsa (Mobilizing for Al-Aqsa) Campaign “to equip the mujahidin of Beit al Maqdis [Jerusalem],” posted (and suspended in the past day) a solicitation for funding under the Twitter handle @Nafeer_aqsa100. It cites a hadith – a saying attributed to Islam’s prophet Muhammad – that giving money to those waging jihad is as good as doing it yourself.

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Hamed Abdel-Samad: Islam Is Not Compatible With Democracy

20th April 2016

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Hamed Abdel-Samad is an Egyptian-German author and an apostate from Islam who lives under a death fatwa for his criticism of his former faith. Rembrandt Clancy has translated and subtitled an interview with Mr. Abdel-Samad that aired yesterday in Germany. The translator includes an introduction, and also a transcript of the video.

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Swiss Suspend Muslim Citizenship App After Boys Refuse to Shake Women’s Hands

20th April 2016

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Switzerland has suspended the citizenship applications for the family of two Muslim teenagers, after they refused to shake hands with their female teachers.

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The Muslim Will vs. the Western Way

20th April 2016

Raymond Ibrahim lays out some inconvenient truth.

In the ongoing struggle between Islam and the West, one civilization has the will to triumph, but not the way; the other has the way to triumph, but not the will.

Some who dread Islam do not seem to understand this. They think that Islam is an irresistible force to be reckoned with; they see Muslim migrants as hordes of violent men invading Europe; they call on Western men to make a stand, resist the onslaught, save their women and children.

When only one side in a war is actually fighting, guess who wins?

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Independence for the Kurds is only a matter of time

18th April 2016

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The US and Britain consistently promote a One Iraq policy. They are understandably wary that changing the status quo would weaken the fight against Daesh. But the One Iraq policy is running out of steam and credibility. Such positions are held in public while debate about their viability proceeds in private, and then an apparently sudden change is enunciated. Political scientist Arezu Yilmaz told the Kurdish Rudaw newspaper, for which I write a weekly column, about “over 100 diplomatic meetings in Erbil last year with [the] international community directly speaking to Kurdish political actors, which is unprecedented”.

Speed the day.

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ISIS or Islam: Which Breeds Terrorism?

18th April 2016

Raymond Ibrahim lays out some inconvenient truth.

A lie conceals the truth. And ugly but hidden truths never have a chance of being acknowledged, addressed, and ultimately ameliorated.

Because of this simple truism, one of the greatest lies of our age—that violence committed in the name of Islam has nothing to do with Islam—has made an intrinsically weak Islam the scourge of the modern world, with no signs of relief on the horizon.

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Women Also Kill For Honor: Phyllis Chesler Study

17th April 2016

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There was a time when most people believed that honor killings – if they had even heard of them – took place far away, in places like Afghanistan and Algeria and Iran.

These days, we know otherwise. They happen here in the West as well: in Texas, in Toronto, in Paris and Amsterdam.

Now Phyllis Chesler, the pre-eminent authority on the phenomenon and author of the most comprehensive study on honor killings, has found something else we didn’t know before: that many of these killings (and other honor violence) are perpetrated by women. “Women play a very active role in honor-based femicide,” she writes in her latest report, “both by spreading the gossip underlying such murders and by acting as conspirator accomplices and/or hands-on killers in the honor killing of female relatives.”

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The Librarian Who Saved Timbuktu’s Cultural Treasures From al Qaeda

17th April 2016

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A middle-aged book collector in Mali helped keep the fabled city’s libraries, books and manuscripts safe from occupying jihadists

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Islam and the Christian Genocides in Turkey

17th April 2016

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The Turkish poet Serkan Engin sends this guest-essay on the Islamic nature of the genocides of the early 20th century against Christian minorities in Turkey.

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Saudi Arabia Threatens to Sell Off US Assets if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill

16th April 2016

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Officials in Saudi Arabia have reportedly told the Obama administration they will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars of American assets if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible for any role in the September 11 attacks.

Any outcome that reduces Saudi influence in the U.S. sounds like a win-win to me. Does that include the mosques and madrassahs they support that preach Wahhabism and jihad?

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Weaponized Horror and the Constraints of Conscience

16th April 2016

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Just after the September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, I warned that radical Islam would horrify the West into submission. In Europe, it has taken a giant step towards success. Europe’s horror at the prospect of human suffering has made it supine. Sadly, the more the Europeans indulge in their humanitarian impulses, the more Muslims will suffer. To be kind is to be cruel.

This is similar to the trick of flooding a castle under siege with starving peasants from the countryside. Sane defending commanders didn’t do that, even when their people were visibly starving outside of the walls.

Turkey’s President and de facto dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan last October threatened European officials with 10,000 to 15,000 drowned migrants, according to minutes leaked to a Greek news site and widely reported by European mainstream media–with no official denial. Erdogan demanded 6 billion Euros up front and 3 billion Euros a year to stop the refugee flow, telling European officials, “We can open the doors to Greece and Bulgaria anytime and we can put the refugees on buses, What will you do with the refugees if you don’t get a deal? Kill the refugees? the EU will be confronted with more than a dead boy on the shores of Turkey. There will be 10,000 or 15,000. How will you deal with that?”

The leader of a prominent Muslim country who claims to speak for the Muslim world threatened the Europeans with 10,000 or 15,000 Muslim deaths. When in world history has one side in negotiations threatened to kill its own people in order to gain leverage?

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Brussels Terrorist Was Poster Boy for 2005 Documentary on Integration

16th April 2016

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One of the suspects from the March 22 Brussels bombings was the subject of a 2005 documentary on successful integration in Sweden.

Osama Krayem, a 23-year-old Swedish citizen, is awaiting trial in Belgium for his part in the Brussels bombings which killed 32 civilians. Krayem was supposed to be the second suicide bomber at the Maalbeek subway station, but got cold feet.

Along with his brother and father, 11-year-old Osama Krayem were featured in the documentary “Without borders – a movie about sports and integration.” The documentary focused on how Krayem and his brother found their place as immigrants in Malmö, Sweden, by playing soccer with the Swedish boys.

“There are so many positive things to highlight,” Christer Grike, the soccer club’s communication director, told local newspaper Sydsvenskan before the release in 2005. “Unfortunately, the media image is often too dark.”

Muslims are like Communists: Their true allegiance is to the Community of Believers, not the place where they just happen to be living in right now.


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Fifth “Minnesota Man” Pleads Guilty

16th April 2016

Scott Johnson updates us on the sordid tale of Somali immigrants to Minnesota who decided to get down with a little jihad.

Adnan Farah is one of the ten “Minnesota men” charged with supporting ISIS and related offenses last year. On Thursday he joined four of his co-conspirators pleading guilty under a deal offered by prosecutors. Under the deal, Farah pleaded guilty to providing material support and resources to ISIS and the prosecutors agreed to drop the remaining charges against him.

Farah had originally rejected the deal at the urging of then defense team member Hassan Mohamud, a legal assistant in the office of P. Chinedu Nwaneri, an attorney who was co-counsel representing Farah’s brother, Mohamed Farah. It’s hard to keep the Muhammads straight without a scorecard.

Hassan Mohamud is a man of many hats. He’s an imam and local Somali Muslim “community leader.” Having attended William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, he taught Islamic Law as an adjunct member of the faculty. His work as a legal assistant in Nwaneri’s office suggests that he has never passed the bar exam.

Be careful not to step in the diversity — it’s Hell getting that stuff off of your shoes.

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ISLAMOCOPIA FRIDAY: What’s New in the Religion of Peace

15th April 2016

Saudi Arabia strips religious police of powers of arrest and says they must be ‘kind and gentle’. Good luck with that.

Senior Conservative politicians Sajid Javid and Baroness Warsi named as apostates on Isis kill list in ‘Dabiq’ magazine. There’s an endorsement.

ISIS Chant Praising Brussels Attacks Could Attract Recruits, Herald More

Isis nuclear threat: Documents on German atomic research centre ‘found at Salah Abdeslam’s home’

Boko Haram: ‘Proof of life’ video of kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls emerges on Bring Back Our Girls anniversary

Isis manpower ‘down to lowest levels since 2014’ as territorial losses continue in Iraq and Syria

Boko Haram forces girls into ‘suicide bombings’ for refusing to marry fighters

60-year-old Christian woman caned for selling alcohol in unprecedented Sharia law case. Shari’ah: It’s not just for Muslims any more.

Isis threatens Europe with further terrorist attacks while celebrating ‘blessed’ Brussels bombings

Top Clinton aide, Muslim congressman on newly released ISIS kill list

Obama touts air campaign against ISIS amid continued turmoil in Middle East

Where Women and Girls Are Being Used as Suicide Bombers

Bulgarian vigilantes armed with machete tie up Afghan nationals and order them to go ‘back to Turkey’

Death and Taxes in Islamic State

Study Shows Many UK Muslims Hold Extremist, Anti-Semitic Views. My, what a surprise.

Isis destroys gates to ancient city of Nineveh near Mosul

Brussels attacks: More evidence emerges that terror cell were planning atrocities in Britain

Turkey car bomb: Explosive-filled vehicle explodes at southeast military base

Somalia executes al-Shabaab journalist Hassan Hanafi Haji

Radicalised teenager ‘carves Isis slogan onto cellmate’s head’ in Australian prison

Leaflets in London Mosque Encourage Killing Ahmadiyya Muslims. It’s not enough to be Muslim, you have to be the right kind of Muslim.

Muslim women in India petition Supreme Court to end ‘triple talaq’ instant divorce

El Cajon couple charged in ‘modern day slavery’ case. Islam has no problem with slavery.

Hamas Stews After PA Aids in Thwarting Terror Attack

The UAE’s Fragile Good Life

Russia suicide bombing: Three attackers target police station in Stavropol region

Poll finds more than half of British Muslims believe homosexuality should be illegal. I’m surprised it’s that low.

Yemen conflict: Saudi Arabia agrees to ceasefire after a year of bombardment

The Myth of Saudi Power

Isis in Iraq: The women Kurd and Yazidi fighters that put the fear into jihadis – because they’ll rob them of paradise

Idomeni: Macedonian police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at refugees trying to break through Greek border

Brussels bombers were planning to carry out a new attack on Paris, Belgian prosecutor says

Islamic State frees most of captive Syrian cement workers, 4 from minority sect killed

US Air Force deploys B-52 bombers in Middle East to combat Islamic State. But that trick never works….

Belgium authorities warn of more active terror cells in the country

Brussels attacks: Mohamed Abrini admits to being the ‘man in the hat’ at airport bombing

Turkey terrorism: US Embassy releases emergency warning over ‘credible threat’ of attack on tourist areas

Isis announces massacre of captives from Syrian cement factory after majority of 300 workers ‘released’

Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini ‘arrested in Belgium’ amid links to Brussels bombings

Isis: New terrorist group Jahba East Africa pledges allegiance to ‘Islamic State’ in Somalia

Syria civil war: Only remaining doctor in besieged town of Zabadani is murdered by sniper

Syrian rebels defeat Isis to take control of main supply route to Turkey

Gunman opens fire near Paris cafés targeted by Isis in terrorist attacks

800 Boko Haram militants surrender to Nigerian military, General claims

Al Qaeda-linked group claims responsibility for murder of Bangladesh blogger

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Thought for the Day

15th April 2016

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Turkey’s Circus in Washington

14th April 2016

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasing Third-Worldish authoritarianism is taking new turns: it is now visible outside Turkey.

At the same time as Erdogan was heading for Washington for a nuclear security summit, the two journalists who he asserted last year “will pay a heavy price” had to stand trial at a second hearing on charges of espionage and terrorism, and with life sentences hanging over their heads. Their “espionage and terrorism” activity concerned a story they ran in May 2015 detailing how Turkish intelligence was transporting weapons to Islamist fighters in Syria.

Free speech is not a Muslim value. (Neither is democracy, really.)

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Counter-Terrorism: Belgium Admits It Was Screwed by The Saudis

14th April 2016

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One of the casualties of the recent ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) attacks in France and Belgium was the reputation of Saudi Arabia as an ally in the fight against ISIL. The media were all over the state of Islam in Belgium and many little-publicized facts were made very public. Chief among them was the role of Saudi Arabia played in building (at Saudi expense) mosques and religious schools in Belgium and then staffing them. These facilities were controlled by very-conservative (and anti-Western) clerics and religious teachers who were often trained in Saudi Arabia. This should not be surprising as since the 1980s Saudi Arabia has spent over $100 billion doing this promotion of the very conservative Wahhabi form of Sunni Islam that has predominated in Saudi Arabia since the 18th century.


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Why the Term “Moderate Muslim” is an Oxymoron

14th April 2016

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Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer returns with an examination of “moderate” vs. “extreme” Islam, using the much-neglected tools of logic and formal analysis.

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Report Suggests Radical Islamists Infiltrating German Military to Receive Training

13th April 2016

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A growing number of Islamist radicals are infiltrating Germany’s military, the Bundeswehr, with an estimated 30 former soldiers later joining international terrorist organizations, reports German press agency DPA International.

Germany’s military counterintelligence service (MAD) says 65 active soldiers are under investigation for suspected Islamist tendencies. Since 2007, 22 soldiers designated as Islamists have been discharged or left the military. Moreover, 29 former soldiers have left for Syria and Iraq to join Islamist terrorist organizations.

“We perceive a risk that the Bundeswehr may be used as a training ground for potentially violent Islamists,” says MAD leader Christof Gramm.

Judging by the performance of the Bundeswehr in recent NATO exercises, they might be in for a surprise.

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Be Afraid: ISIS’ Next Deadly Terror Attack Could Be With Chemical Weapons

13th April 2016

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Earlier this month, Morocco’s head of counterterrorism, Abdelhak Khiame,warned that the Islamic State (ISIS) is trying to build chemical weapons to use in an attack on Europe. The announcement comes after Moroccan authorities in February discovered components for making a chemical weapon during a raid on an ISIS cell poised for an attack in Morocco.

Khiame was not exaggerating the risk to Europe, as ISIS has the desire, and is working hard to develop the capability, to pull off such an attack. The recent terror strikes in Paris and Brussels demonstrated ISIS’ ability to infiltrate trained terrorists into Europe, and revealed the extent of terror networks embedded across the continent.

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Afghan MP Denies Threatening to Cut Off Reporter’s Nose During Interview

13th April 2016

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The reporter is female, of course.

Who are you going to believe, him or your lying eyes?

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A Difference Of Definition

13th April 2016

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It is becoming increasingly obvious that reporting on Islamic terrorism has become politicized. In short, the data is increasingly unreliable. This is most obvious in Israel where the Palestinian leadership praises those who carried out attacks in Israel similar to the ones that recently took place in Paris and Brussels because the victims were Israelis and most Arabs are taught that Israel is evil and killing Israelis is not. Yet the Palestinian leaders condemn the Paris and Brussels attacks in large part because European nations provide much of the foreign aid that keeps Palestinian government going and many Europeans agree that Israel is evil and must be destroyed. This is only one of many similar situation around the world. What is terrorism and what is not is often a matter of political, ethnic or religious convictions (“one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighters”). Thus the data on Islamic terrorist activity referred to by governments is not consistent. Even in the West, some government downplay obvious acts of Islamic terrorists and reclassify them as “workplace violence.” Even the United States has done this.

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Austria Begins Construction on Italian Border Refugee Barrier

12th April 2016

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Austria has began construction of an anti-refugee barrier across their border with Italy.

Police say work on creating a border control across the Brenner pass is scheduled to be completed by the end of May.

They say have begun pouring concrete for foundations of a registration hall, barriers and other structures.

The barrier is being built as a response to the anticipated flow of refugees trying to enter Austria after arriving in Italy from the Mediterranean.

How quickly the much-vaunted European Union is dissolving into its components as its Ruling Class fumbles the ball.

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Stop Asking ‘Why Do They Hate Us?’

12th April 2016

Stop. Just stop.

Shortly after the latest ISIS suicide bombers struck in Brussels on March 22, German Green Party MP Franziska Brantner tweeted “Why do they hate us so much?” The intelligentsia’s ignorance perseveres in spite of the answer right in front of them: it’s not hatred but an ideology called Islamism that compels violence. We are now almost 15 years beyond 9/11, and it’s time to stop asking this question after every major jihadist attack.

None so blind as they who will not see.

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Appellate Court Hears Arguments in Palestinian Authority Terror Civil Suit

12th April 2016

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The fate of a $655 million judgment against the Palestinian Authority (PA) is in the hands of a federal appellate court.

Judges at New York’s 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday in the case of Sokolow v. PLO, et al., in which jurors found the PA and the Palestine Liberation Organization liable for a series of terrorist attacks in 2001-2004 that were part of the Palestinian intifada.

Those attacks killed or wounded members of 11 American families who filed the lawsuit under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). During a six-week trial last year, jurors saw internal PLO and PA records showing payments to terror cells that were part of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, which was created by the PLO. Families of PA and PLO employees killed carrying out terrorist attacks, or who were imprisoned after attacks, also received monthly payments.

The PA’s defense hinges on an argument that U.S. courts do not have the jurisdiction to hear such a lawsuit. The United States does not recognize Palestine as a sovereign state, they argued, and the PA’s activities here fail to meet the standard for being “at home.”

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No Justice for Family of Italian Tortured to Death in Egypt

12th April 2016

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The murder of Giulio Regeni is a frightening example of the misrule practiced in Egypt but which might just as well have occurred in any other Arab country. Regeni was a 28-year-old Italian who was at Cambridge University engaged in writing a Ph D. Those who knew him speak well of his intelligence and language skills. His subject was popular opposition to the regime. Undoubtedly he was on the Left, probably some sort of Marxist. Under an alias, he wrote articles for an Italian Communist publication. His half-naked body was found on a street in Giza, a district of Cairo. He had been tortured so badly that his poor mother was to say that she recognized him only by the tip of his nose.

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Boko Haram: One in Five Suicide Attacks Carried Out by Children, Says UNICEF

12th April 2016

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Boko Haram’s use of child suicide bombers in the Nigeria regional conflict has increased ten-fold in the past year, according to a new Unicef report.

Nearly one in five suicide attacks orchestrated by Boko Haram are now carried out by children, more than 75 per cent of which are performed by girls.

Unicef’s report, Beyond Chibok, released two years after Boko Haram abducted 276 schoolgirls in the area, shows that the number of children involved in suicide attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger increased from four to 44 in the space of a year.

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Counter-Terrorism: Mosul University Bombed Because of Bombs

12th April 2016

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One of the more recent targets for the U.S. led coalition airstrikes has been the University of Mosul in northern Iraq. It was long known that ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) was using university facilities for training technical personnel, especially computer and communications specialists and bomb builders. Research was also being done on chemical weapons and how to build “dirty bombs” that used radioactive material.

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Pool Rules: No Running. No Diving. No Groping. No Raping.

12th April 2016

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The public swimming pools of Germany and Austria serve as an uncovered-meat market for recently-arrived Muslim “refugees” in Germany and Austria. The following article from the Austrian daily Kurier describes the proactive measures being employed against sexual assaults at the pools by Viennese authorities. Needless to say, the program makes sure not to “discriminate” against the migrants by targeting them specifically.

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Why Saudi Arabia is Hammering Yemen

11th April 2016

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Part of the reason is that Yemen sits on Saudi Arabia’s back doorstep, and a hostile government there could put southern Saudi communities in danger. But the campaign in Yemen has actually worsened Saudi security, as Houthi militants retaliate by firing rockets at Saudi villages and staging border raids. And while Al Qaeda has menaced Saudi Arabia in the past, its presence in Yemen has never elicited a major military mobilization—that’s been left to the United States. So why intervene now?

To understand the war in Yemen, you have to assume the perspective of a Saudi elite and zoom the camera outwards. Once upon a time, the Shia-majority nations of the Middle East were ruled by monarchs and strongmen who were largely unsympathetic to the idea of Shia power—Iraq under the Sunni Saddam Hussein, Bahrain under the Saudi-backed Khalifa dynasty, and Iran under the Pahlavis. Islam was governed as it had been for centuries, with Sunnis wielding power and Shia awaiting the end times. America viewed the Middle East through the lens of regnant Sunnis, and collaborated with many of them, most notably the Saudi royal family.

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“Romanians Don’t Want a Mega-Mosque in Bucharest”

11th April 2016

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Romanian citizens took to the streets yesterday to protest a mega-mosque planned for Bucharest. The sentiments of the demonstrators may be summed up this way: “We fought the Ottomans for eight hundred years — we don’t want any mosques!”

Seems reasonable.

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UK Official Who Popularised the Term ‘Islamophobia’ Admits Error

11th April 2016

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The former head of Britain’s Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), Trevor Phillips, has admitted he “got almost everything wrong” on Muslim immigration in a damning new report on integration, segregation, and how the followers of Islam are creating “nations within nations” in the West.

Phillips, a former elected member of the Labour Party who served as the Chairman of the EHRC from 2003-2012 will present “What British Muslims Really Think” on Channel 4 on Wednesday. An ICM poll released to the Times ahead of the broadcast reveals:

  • One in five Muslims in Britain never enter a non-Muslim house;
  • 39 per cent of Muslims, male and female, say a woman should always obey her husband;
  • 31 per cent of British Muslims support the right of a man to have more than one wife;
  • 52 per cent of Muslims did not believe that homosexuality should be legal;
  • 23 per cent of Muslims support the introduction of Sharia law rather than the laws laid down by parliament.

Writing in the Times on the issue, Phillips admits: “Liberal opinion in Britain has, for more than two decades, maintained that most Muslims are just like everyone else… Britain desperately wants to think of its Muslims as versions of the Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, or the cheeky-chappie athlete Mo Farah. But thanks to the most detailed and comprehensive survey of British Muslim opinion yet conducted, we now know that just isn’t how it is.”

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Boko Haram Secretly Demands Nearly £40m for return of Nigerian schoolgirls

10th April 2016

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Oh, it’s all about that cash, ’bout that cash, no Shari’ah….

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Saudi Arabia Crackdown on ‘Un-Islamic’ Hairstyles Forces Footballer to Have Pitch-Side Haircut

10th April 2016

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I am not making this up.

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Islamic University of Minnesota a Hotbed of Extremism

9th April 2016

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Calling it a ‘university’ is of course an absurdity.

It is run by a man who used a recent sermon to invoke a Hadith commonly espoused by Muslim terrorists to kill Jews for causing “corruption in the land.” Waleed Idris al-Meneesey also has written that Muslims should place sharia law above “man-made” law.

During a November sermon, al-Meneesy referred to the Hadith, a saying from Islam’s prophet Muhammad, describing how Jews had been punished by God repeatedly for “corruption.”

“When the Children of Israel returned to cause corruption in the time of our Prophet Muhammad,” al-Meneesy said in a translation by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, “and they disbelieved him, God destroyed him at his hand. In any case, God Almighty has promised them destruction whenever they cause corruption.”

Islam is a plot by Satan in an attempt to destroy the Jews, God’s Chosen People. Just in case you were wondering. (Explains a lot, doesn’t it?)

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ISLAMOCOPIA FRIDAY: What’s New in the Religion of Peace

8th April 2016

ISIS Abducts Workers From Cement Factory in Syria

Mosul siege stalled as Iraqi army once again flees when bullets fly, say sources

Blasphemy Convictions Intensify in Sisi’s Egypt

Cologne police ordered to remove word ‘rape’ from reports into New Year’s Eve sexual assaults amid cover-up claims

Bangladeshi secular activist Nazimuddin Samad who criticised Islamism hacked to death. My, what a surprise.

Brussels airport bomber previously worked as cleaner at EU Parliament

‘Staggering number’ of Europeans embraced jihad, many returning home, EU claims. My, what a surprise.

Sitting Ducks? ISIS threatens American troops in Egypt’s Sinai

Asad Shah: Taxi driver admits killing Muslim shopkeeper for ‘disrespecting Prophet Muhammad’. My, what a surprise.

Isis ‘teaching children how to make bombs at school’ and brainwashing pupils with jihadist ideology in Iraq

Palmyra: family of Syrian scholar beheaded by Isis describe his final moments

Switzerland shocked by Muslim teens who refused to shake hands with female teachers

Iran’s Missiles and the Obama Doctrine

Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan push worldwide executions to 25-year high

Mali hotel attack: How staff at the Radisson Blu in Bamako are picking up the pieces four months after massacre

Taliban propaganda app removed from Google Play Store

‘Rampant’ violence against women in Pakistan revealed as groups fight ‘un-Islamic’ law against domestic abuse

Isis chemical weapons: Militants use ‘mustard gas’ against Syrian forces in battle for Deir ez-Zor airport

Isis supporters threaten London with attacks in new propaganda video

Martyrdom: a new comic strip for Turkish kids

From sex slaves to social outcasts: What happens when ‘Boko Haram wives’ are freed

Isis kills man in front of children and ‘crucifies’ body on roundabout in wave of executions in Raqqa

Man arrested at Gatwick Airport over ‘Syria-related terrorism offences’

Philippines: Local ISIL Franchise Runs Out of Allies And Cash

The Dirty Old Men of Pakistan. The heinous crime of disagreeing with the New York Times.

Wave of Suicide Attacks Kill at Least 29 People Across Iraq

Al Qaeda Explosives Experts Transferred From Guantanamo Bay

Indian Priest Thought Killed In Yemen Still Alive, Says Official

Navy Seizes 1,700 Iranian Weapons Bound For Houthis

Islamic State group claims Saudi police station bombings

At least 22 members of ISIS cell linked to Brussels, Paris attacks believed still at large

ISIS ‘rocket expert’ responsible for death of US Marine is killed in airstrike

Syrian al-Nusra Front leader, Abu Firas, ‘killed in air strike’

Husband sought after Pakistani teenager killed on wedding night

Al-Qaryatain: Isis fighters ‘wiped out’ as Syrian army reclaims key Christian city

About 40 bodies reportedly found in mass grave in Palmyra

Asad Shah funeral: Glasgow community pay respects to Muslim shopkeeper killed after posting Easter message on Facebook

Junead Khan: British jihadist filmed ‘Isis drives around Westminster’ video while plotting UK terror attack

Sheikh Hassan’s retreat

Al-Shabaab leader Hassan Ali Dhoore ‘killed’ in US drone strike in Somalia

Kenya to honor Muslim hero who protected Christian bus passengers

US strike ‘most likely’ killed al-Shabab leader responsible for American deaths, official says

New footage of Palmyra reveals ISIS destruction

Tens of thousands of Iraqis trapped between battle against Islamic State

Seven police officers reported dead in southeastern Turkey car bombing

President Erdogan threatens to sue anyone who insults him. I guess freedom of speech isn’t a Muslim value.

‘You even stop thinking of your own family’: meet the Isis fighters addicted to amphetamine

ISIS Caliphate in Libya Spreading Terror throughout Africa

Saudi Arabia ‘on course to double number of beheadings this year’

US will ‘hunt’ ISIS chief, ‘he will taste justice,’ colonel vows

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Morale: The Taliban Created A Super Weapon

7th April 2016

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The Kunduz incident resulted in more strict application of the ROE and a lot less U.S. air support for Afghan troops and police. This makes the security forces less effective and the Taliban more so. This sort of thing is no accident. The Taliban and drug gangs have invested a lot in the local media, to make each civilian death, at the hands of foreign troops, a major story. The majority of civilian combat deaths are at the hands of the Taliban or drug gangs, and the local media plays those down (or else). It’s a sweet deal for the bad guys, and a powerful battlefield tool. The civilians appreciate the attention, but the ROE doesn’t reduce overall civilian deaths, because the longer the Taliban have control of civilians in a combat situations, the more they kill. The Taliban regularly use civilians as human shields, and kill those who refuse, or are suspected of disloyalty. In most parts of Afghanistan, civilians are eager to get the Taliban killed or driven away, as quickly as possible and by any means necessary. The number of civilian deaths, at the hands of NATO/Afghan forces, are spectacularly low by historical standards. The U.S. armed forces have reduced civilian casualties during combat by over 90 percent since the 1970s. This is the result of wider use of precision weapons, better communications and new tactics. The troops know this, some of the civilians know this, but the media doesn’t care and the Taliban know that dead Afghan soldiers and police are not news but dead civilians are, especially if it is one of rare incidents where the Taliban was not responsible.

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From the BBC, This Just In: Dog Bites Man

6th April 2016

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Nick just sent this screen photo of the Beeb’s news report about the killer of Asad Shah. A couple of weeks ago Mr. Shah was murdered outside his shop in Glasgow not long after he wished his Christian neighbors a happy Easter in an online message. His murderer, a fellow Muslim named Tanveer Ahmed, was eventually caught and charged. He had driven all the way from Bradford to Glasgow to do the grisly deed.

The Yorkshire Post referred to Mr. Ahmed as a “Yorkshireman”. Well, ee bah goom!

The murderer has now stated that he wanted to punish the victim for disrespecting Islam — that is, for blasphemy. In this he was acting in strict accordance with Islamic law.

Guidance on these matters may be found at AbdurRahman.org, under the heading “A Muslim is prohibited to congratulate the disbelievers, Christians, Jews or whomever, on their distinctive occasions”.

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Winning: The Cure For Islamic Terrorism

6th April 2016

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Going after senior leaders, especially those with unique skills (like organizing and training suicide bombers) has been shown to be one of the most effective tactics for crippling and destroying an Islamic terrorist organization. Decapitation tactics proved successful in Iraq before U.S. troops left in 2011 and earlier in Israel where it was developed to deal with the Palestinian terror campaign that began in 2000. The Israelis were very successful with their decapitation program, which reduced Israeli civilian terrorist deaths within five years from over 400 a year to less than ten.

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Culturally Enriched Hit-And-Run in Molenbeek

6th April 2016

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Last Saturday there was an anti-Islam demonstration in Brussels that ventured into one of the most culturally enriched (and dangerous) neighborhoods in Europe, Molenbeek — the Islamic ghetto where most of the terror plots carried out in France and Belgium seem to be hatched. During the course of that demo, a car drove at speed through a police barrier and seriously injured a woman, and then later hit a motorcyclist. The mainstream media, led by The Daily Mail, blamed “far-right extremists” for the deed, saying that they had been driving the car.

Well. They had to walk that one back eventually, after the two men in the car were arrested. It took a while for the news to percolate through to the media, given the language barrier, but the two drivers — a different one for each hit-and-run — turned out to be culture-enrichers. The incident had a Mohammed Coefficient of 50%.

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Iran Says: Spirit? What Spirit? We’re Preparing for War!

6th April 2016

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As Scott noted this morning, President Obama complains that Iran has violated the “spirit” of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action by launching ballistic missiles and calling for the destruction of Israel. Earlier today, Iran responded to Obama’s rather pathetic lament:

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi blasted US President Barack Obama for his remarks against Tehran’s implementation of the nuclear deal, and said he is raising excessive demands.

“We studied the details of the nuclear agreement and didn’t see anything but its text and don’t have any information about its spirit,” Firouzabadi said, addressing the Chief of Staff’s commanders and officials in Tehran on Tuesday, following the US president’s call on Tehran to work on the spirit of the July nuclear deal.

Is it possible that Obama fails to understand the utter contempt in which he is held by Iran’s leaders?

Oh, are we talking about what Obama fails to understand? I’ve got a list….

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