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The Swedish Way of Life

2nd March 2015

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Sweden’s resettlement assistants are supposed to help immigrants learn the language, assist them in filling out paperwork, and generally help them fit into Swedish society. But the government says many of them instead were recruiting people to fight alongside terrorist groups such as ISIS. It has disbanded the entire network of resettlement assistants.

My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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“Religion and Politics Go Hand in Hand in Islam”

1st March 2015

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Mullah Krekar (original name: Najmeddine Faraj Ahmad) is a Kurd who moved from Iraq to Norway in 1991. We’ve been following Mr. Krekar’s antics for the past eight years, and he was mau-mauing his Norwegian hosts well before we started watching him. He’s engaged in incitement, threatened prominent people, been arrested, and sent to prison (for five years, starting in 2012, but they let him out early). He’s not a Norwegian citizen, yet the Norwegian government has managed not to chuck him out for all those years — if I recall correctly, human rights law prevents his deportation.

The mullah is kind of a Norwegian Anjem Choudary — only less of a buffoon; more serious and menacing. He got himself in trouble again the other day, thanks to the interview shown below. He’s now been arrested for praising the Charlie Hebdo terrorists. Prime Minister Erna Solberg said that Mr. Krekar “exhibited ‘extreme attitudes’ that aren’t shared by the majority of Muslims.”

Pay close attention to what he says in this interview. You’ll notice that in his explanation of Islamic theology and legal practice, he sounds exactly like Maj. Steve Coughlin, Robert Spencer, Dr. Bill Warner, and Dr. Andrew Bostom — except, of course, that Mullah Krekar is on the opposite side.

One more thing — he’s lived in Norway for twenty-four years, yet he responds to his interviewer in Arabic.

 

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The Open Jihad

28th February 2015

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Over the past couple of weeks, the open jihad has taken ground in Libya, Nigeria, Syria, and Iraq.  It’s ongoing success is due to innovations developed by a large and growing number of contributing groups.  Groups like:

  • ISIS affiliated forces in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and Yemen to
  • Boko Haram in Nigeria to
  • ISIS and AQ affiliated terrorist groups  inside Saudi Arabia, UK, Egypt, etc.

Open jihad evolves (gets better) through massively parallel co-development.  All of the groups in the open jihad, no matter how small (even down to individuals), can contribute.  They do this by:

  1. tinkering with tactics, strategies, and technologies that can be used to advance the open jihad.
  2. testing the efficacy of these innovations by using them against the enemy. In other words, throwing them against the wall to see what sticks.
  3. copying the innovations that work.

The groups in the open jihad can communicate successful innovations without even using the forms of communication we pay the NSA tens of billions a year to spy on.   Instead, they communicate successful innovation through a process called stigmergy (which we do surprisingly little to analyze).  I first wrote about stigmergy back in 2004.  That earlier description is still valid today.

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Egypt Declares Hamas a Terrorist Organization

28th February 2015

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Pretty cold when Egypt declares you a terrorist organization.

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Empowering Jihad: The Deadly Myth of a ‘Root Cause’

27th February 2015

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Reports that “Jihadi John,” the British-accented narrator of ISIS snuff videos, is Mohammed Emwazi — an educated young man from a middle-class background — ought to put the final stake in the pretense that poverty and a lack of education and opportunity fuel Islamist hate.

This mistaken idea seems to be Obama administration policy.

If there’s a mistake available to be made, the Obama administration will make it.

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The Trouble With Entropy

27th February 2015

Richard Fernandez collates recent Religion of Peace news and explains what it signifies.

These events may mystify those who believe the anger of those who president Obama described as ‘having nothing to do with Islam’ is solely directed at Crusaders.  Who think that the events of the last decade are simply payback for Andalusia or the lost mosques which Columbus found on arriving in the New World.

For contrary to the narrative, events in Paris, Denmark, Mosul, Bangladesh and elsewhere suggest that “they” — whoever “they” may be — aren’t coming for Bible-clinging, gun-toting Christians at all.  In fact they may rather avoid them.  On the contrary they are coming for newsmen, writers, artists, atheists, “free thinkers”, etc.

Well they might ask themselves why this turnabout has taken place. Why didn’t ticking the right boxes, supporting the multicultural agenda and voting for all the most progressive candidates on the ballot not give them some measure of immunity from attacks?  The standard theory, as exemplified in a Washington Post article, is that some undiscovered White Man’s sin, lying unnoticed in the bosom of the sincere progressive, has not yet been expiated.   Speaking of the recent identification of Jihadi John as a Londoner named Mohammed Emwazi, the Washington Post article quotes a source characterizing “the ‘gentle, kind’ Jihadi John [as] a ‘beautiful young man’”

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

27th February 2015

Suicide attack targets Somali officials in hotel, kills 10 people

Norway’s Muslims Organize to Protect Jews  (Sometimes good things happen. When they do, we report them.)

Pro-Islamic State Militants Seize Libyan University  (And when they don’t, we report that too.)

ISIS name giving terror license to loose, growing network of offshoots

3 runaway British schoolgirls may be headed to Syria

Former Yemen president flees capital after rebels let him go

French minister asks social media giants to remove terrorist propaganda

45 dead in eastern Libya bombings, Islamic extremists claim responsibility

25 killed in al-Shabab attack in Somali capital

Hundreds attend ‘private’ funeral for Copenhagen shooter

Lone wolf? Hundreds with faces masked attend funeral of alleged Copenhagen shooter

Would-be ISIS fighters slipping through Europe’s dragnet, presenting security challenge

Homeland Secretary Johnson suggests term ‘violent extremism’ used at behest of Muslim leaders

Australia to tighten immigration laws, crack down on radical groups

Saudi men reportedly detained for dancing at birthday party

Jerusalem mayor, bodyguard apprehend Palestinian who stabbed Israeli near City Hall

Attacks kills 19 people in Iraq

The Security Bazaar: Business Interests and Islamist Power in Civil War Somalia

Jury Finds Palestinian Authority Liable for Intifada Terror

Activists report dozens of Assyrian Christans kidnapped by ISIS

US jury: Palestinian authorities liable for Israeli terror attacks, $218.5M in damages awarded

Marine who vanished in Iraq in 2004 found guilty of desertion, sentenced to 2 years in prison

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard conducts military drill against replica US carrier

Iran pursuing nukes in underground complex despite talks with West, dissident group claims

American missionary kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria

Wave of bombings in Baghdad kills 37 people

Number of Christians kidnapped in ISIS offensive up to 220, Syria monitoring groups say

Kurdish, Christian forces battle ISIS as fate of 150 reported hostages unclear

Iran hangs Obama in effigy even as it negotiates nuclear deal with US

Former Miss Turkey faces prison for ‘insulting’ country’s president

Turkish soldier killed in Kabul suicide attack

3 arrested in New York City for allegedly conspiring to support ISIS

Brooklyn men accused of plot to join ISIS wanted to ‘strike fear in the hearts of infidels’

3 Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone over Paris

U.N. officials fear an attack on Mosul will displace 1.5 million people

Islamic State: Fears grow for abducted Syrian Christians

West Bank mosque torched by suspected Israeli extremists

Chadian soldiers kill 207 Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria: army

Saudi man convicted of conspiracy in 1998 bombings of US embassies in Africa

Islamic State video shows militants smashing ancient artifacts in Iraq

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US Blogger Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

27th February 2015

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A U.S. blogger in Bangladesh known for his prominent stance against religious fundamentalism was hacked to death by unidentified attackers in the country’s capital Thursday night, police said.

Avijit Roy and his wife Rafida Ahmed were attacked late Thursday night in Dhaka as they were returning from a book fair at Dhaka University. Ahmed was seriously hurt in the attack.

Let that be a lesson to us all.

More here. And here.

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“This Generation Will Be the One That Conquers Rome”

26th February 2015

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(Although why they would want it is anybody’s guess.)

The following propaganda video was recently released by the Islamic State. YouTube quickly pulled the original, but Vlad saved a copy so that ritamalik could translate it and he could subtitle it. We’ve uploaded the final product to LiveLeak so that it will be more likely to be available for a while. It merits close scrutiny by anyone who wants to understand the Koranic and scriptural basis of the Islamic State.

News of a video about the training camp for ISIS “cubs” made the headlines a couple of days ago, but not many people were able to watch it before it disappeared from the Web. Some countries are in the process of criminalizing the possession of videos produced by the Islamic State, even the non-violent ones (I’m not sure whether any laws have actually been passed). But what better way is there to understand the threat doctrine of the enemy than to view the propaganda he releases to his own people?

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Research on the Islamic State

26th February 2015

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Just in case you have any interest in the people who want to kill us and our families.

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A Quarter of British Muslims Sympathize with Paris Attack Terrorists

26th February 2015

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More than a quarter of British Muslims sympathize with the terrorists who committed the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris last month, according to a new ComRes poll conducted for the BBC. These findings indicate that a substantial minority of Muslims in Britain approve of murder against individuals deemed to have insulted the Prophet Mohammed.

Roughly 27 percent of the respondents said that they have “some sympathy for the motives behind the attacks” while 32 percent said that they were not surprised by the terrorist attacks.

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When Islamic State Starts Hitting Ships

26th February 2015

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The slaughter of 21 Egyptian Christians by Islamic State militants on Feb. 15 took place on the Libyan shore of the Mediterranean. Former Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan recently told the Times of London that unless order is restored in his country, ISIS will secure territory on Libya’s Mediterranean coast within two months. This would increase its potential for attacks in Italy, Greece and elsewhere in Europe. An October ISIS publication pictured St. Peter’s Square under a black flag, and ISIS’s sentiments about Christians are clear.

Greater ISIS access to the Mediterranean would be deeply troubling to the region and a large strategic advance for the terrorist group. ISIS’s prospects for significant naval power are remote. But small boats, fishing vessels, smugglers, and merchant craft that carry concealed weapons could hijack, sink, or rake commercial shipping including cruise liners in the central Mediterranean. This would divide the eastern part of the inland sea from its west and expose Europe’s southern littoral to attacks and kidnappings.

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Activists Report Dozens of Assyrian Christians Kidnapped by ISIS

26th February 2015

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Islamic State militants have abducted as many as 90 Assyrian Christians, including women and children, after overrunning several small villages in northeast Syria, an activist group and relatives said Tuesday.

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ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul

25th February 2015

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While the world was watching the Academy Awards ceremony, the people of Mosul were watching a different show. They were horrified to see ISIS members burn the Mosul public library. Among the many thousands of books it housed, more than 8,000 rare old books and manuscripts were burned. – See more at: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2015/02/23/ISIS-Burns-8000-Rare-Books-and-Manuscripts-Mosul#sthash.ULmFkjym.dpuf

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Newspaper in India Pays a Price for Reprinting a Charlie Hebdo Cartoon

24th February 2015

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All the employees of the daily newspaper, Avadhnama, were dismissed in the days after Jan. 17, when it published a 2006 cover from Charlie Hebdo showing Muhammad weeping. That image was part of the newspaper’s coverage of the aftermath of the deadly assault on Charlie Hebdo’s Paris offices on Jan. 7 by Islamist militants, who said they were avenging Muslims offended by the French newspaper’s cartoons.

Ms. Dalvi was arrested on Jan. 28. She has been out on bail, but is in hiding because of threats against her.

At the urging of Urdu Patrakar Sangh, an association of Urdu-language journalists in Mumbai, five police complaints against Ms. Dalvi were filed from precincts across the city on the day her newspaper published the cartoon.

“You are free to write anything in our country, but you are not free to hurt religious sentiments,” said Nusrat Ali, a reporter with an Urdu weekly who was among those filing the complaints.

In other words, you are not free to write anything in their country.

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Is the Era of Euphemism in Washington Beginning to End?

24th February 2015

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In years to come we may look back on the past week as the beginning of the end of an era of euphemism in American political history. It may be ending because the gap between the language of the government of the United States and the reality of Islamist inspired terror and barbarism has become an abyss. For two decades, various academics and political figures have warned us against committing the sins of Orientalism and then Islamophobia. Yet now millions of people see with their own eyes on television and computer screens that the sins of our error are being committed in the name of a fanaticism born of Islamist ideology. This fact is now so obvious that denying it leads officials into embarrassing linguistic acrobatics that finally make them objects of ridicule. Simply put, the past strategies of avoidance and deflection have ceased to convince because they are being contradicted by facts available to millions.

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Suicide Bombing by Young Female Kills Six in Nigerian Market

23rd February 2015

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A suicide bomber described by witnesses as a young female detonated at a market checkpoint in Nigeria on Sunday, killing herself and five other people.

 

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When Saudi-backed Terrorists Come Home to Roost

23rd February 2015

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In a move reminiscent of ancient history, Saudi Arabia is building a 600-mile-long “Great Wall”—a combined fence and ditch—to separate itself from the Islamic State to the north in Iraq.

The irony here is that those Muslims that Saudi Arabia is trying to keep out are the very same Muslims most nurtured and influenced by a Saudi — or “Wahhabi,” or “Salafi” — worldview.

Put differently, Saudi Arabia is again appreciating how jihad is a volatile instrument of war that can easily backfire on those who support it. “Holy war” is hardly limited to fighting and subjugating “infidels” — whether the West in general, Israel in particular, or the millions of non-Muslim minorities under Islam — but also justifies fighting “apostates,” that is, Muslims accused of not being Islamic enough.

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Terrorist Threat to Mall of America

22nd February 2015

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Al-Shabab, the Somalian terrorist group loosely affiliated with al Qaeda, carried out an attack on a shopping mall in Kenya in 2013. Al-Shabab has now released a video that urges its followers in North America and the United Kingdom to execute similar terrorist attacks, including a specific call for an attack on the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.

The mall bans guns, so that rules out the most obvious precaution that shoppers could take.

And so are complicit in their own destruction. I won’t go so far as to say that they deserve it, but Own Damned Fault about covers it.

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The Faithless Men

21st February 2015

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Hundreds of people attended the funeral of Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, the man who attacked a cafe and a synagogue in Copenhagen. Estimates put the crowd attending who attended his funeral at from 600-700 — this, in Denmark. Many were masked and flashed the ISIS salute. “Up to half of the attendees, who were all men, had masked their faces with jackets or scarves. More directed their index fingers toward the sky, while others beat their chests with a clenched fist.”

It is hard to square the sight of that funeral, with its open defiance, symbolisms and militancy, with the media narrative — a line which the president has sought to advance – that people like the Denmark shooter are crazy. That they are “Lone Wolves”; disturbed individuals and  marginalized persons who belong to no larger community of belief.

They cannot bring themselves to admit that Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein was in his own way a sincere adherent of a cause because they would have to admit the cause. Instead the public is encouraged to denigrate him and those like him as lunatics. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Denmark shooter fought against overwhelming odds and tied up a European capital city for hours.

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

20th February 2015

ISIS on the march in Iraq; al Qaeda on the march in Yemen

Prison for a tweet: Turkish journalist faces prison for post about corruption scandal

Islamic State attack on U.S. base in Iraq fails

2 men arrested on suspicion of aiding Copenhagen attacks suspect

UN Security Council OKs resolution against Yemen rebels (as if that ever works)

Egypt bombs Islamic State targets in Libya after 21 Egyptians beheaded

ISIS might be harvesting organs, Iraq tells UN

Jewish journalist gets hate on videotape as he strolls streets of Paris

Michigan man asked victims if they were Muslim before stabbing them

U.S. military to help equip Africa for fight against Boko Haram

White House resists calls to focus on Islamist terrorism at three-day extremism summit (Nothing to see here … move along, move along….)

Hezbollah admits it is fighting Islamic State

Exclusive: CIA and Mossad are behind Boko Haram and ISIL, says Sudan president

ISIS atrocity in Libya demonstrates its growing reach in North Africa

Family of Austin Tice, last known US hostage in Syria, fights to keep hope alive

US-led coalition against Islamic State meets in Saudi Arabia

Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Condemns ISIS Beheading of Christians

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Praying for Omar

20th February 2015

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The spot on Svanevej in Copenhagen where police shot Omar el-Hussein to death last Sunday morning has become a place of pilgrimage for “Danish” Muslims. “Youths” from the surrounding area have vowed to return to the spot every Friday and pray for their departed comrade.

Omar el-Hussein was the guy who shot up a cultural center and synagogue in Copenhagen, in case you haven’t been following the news.

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Top Iranian Nuke Negotiator Ordered to Stop Screaming at Kerry

20th February 2015

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Iran’s foreign minister and lead negotiator in nuclear talks with the United States has been ordered by the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader to stop shouting and yelling at Secretary of State John Kerry during negotiating sessions.

I don’t see why — whenever I see John Kerry, I get an overwhelming urge to shout and yell at him. Seems perfectly natural.

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Those Unfortunate “Danish” “Youths”

19th February 2015

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The young culture-enrichers in Copenhagen who removed flowers from where Omar el-Hussein was shot and killed last Sunday are unhappy with the way they are treated in Denmark. They feel “discriminated against”

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‘The True Peaceful Nature of Islam’

19th February 2015

The Other McCain understands the dialectic.

Muslims want to kill or enslave us all. This is the “true nature” of Islam. It’s in the Koran. That’s their “grievance.” Period.

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Libya’s War on Christians

18th February 2015

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The disputed fate of the 21 Coptic Christians abducted in Sirte, Libya is now clear and visible for all to see on video: while holding them down, Islamic State members shove their fingers in the Christians’ eyes, crane their heads back, and slice away at their throats with knives—all in the name of Allah and Islam, all as the slaughtered call out on the “Lord Jesus Christ.”

Reminder for the dimwitted: Islam is an oppressive totalitarian ideology masquerading as a religion with which no co-existence is possible.

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Who Ya Gonna Believe? Us or Your Own Severed Head?

18th February 2015

Mark Steyn checks the status of the jihad.

For strange psychological reasons that archaeologists who sift through the rubble of our civilization will long ponder, the biggest story of our time cannot be reported honestly.

For example, the Islamic State’s rapidly growing Libyan branch office has just held a mass execution of 21 men. The Government of the United States deplored it thus:

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Murder of Egyptian Citizens

“Egyptian citizens”? They didn’t die because of their passports; they died because they were Coptic Christians – or, as their executioners put it, “followers of the cross”.

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A Hellish Week For Religion?

18th February 2015

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So the problem is “religion”? Hmm. Let’s see. These are the incidents that CNN cites; which of these is not like the others?

* Monday: Boko Haram, the Muslim militant group based in Nigeria, attacked several towns in neighboring Cameroon, kidnapping 20 people. The Islamic extremists also detonated a car bomb in Niger….

* Tuesday: Craig Stephen Hicks, an ardent atheist who railed online against religion, was accused of killing three young Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

* Wednesday: ISIS, the Muslim militant group that calls itself the “Islamic State,” launched several attacks across Iraq, striking Kurdish forces in the North and Iraqi civilians in Baghdad.

* Thursday: Al Qaeda killed four Yemeni soldiers while seizing a critical military base in the town of Baihan, taking control of its weaponry, according to local security officials.

* Friday: Boko Haram continued its cross-border attacks, killing four civilians and a soldier in neighboring Chad.

* Saturday: A gunman opened fire at a free-speech forum in Copenhagen, Denmark, where a Swedish cartoonist who had depicted the Prophet Mohammed was scheduled to speak. … Hours after the cafe attack, police said, the gunman made his way to a Copenhagen synagogue and once again opened fire.

* Sunday: In a new video released Sunday by ISIS, the militant group claims to have beheaded over a dozen members of Egypt’s Christian minority on a Libyan beach.

What we have here is a series of atrocities carried out by extremist members of one religion, Islam. You could compile a similar list just about any week out of the year. What makes this a story about “religion,” rather than about Islam? The gratuitous inclusion of liberal Democrat Craig Hicks. But Hicks wasn’t motivated by religious extremism; he is an atheist. And there is zero evidence that the fact that his victims were Muslims had anything to do with his crime. If the victims had been Catholics, we never would have heard of Hicks.

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From Book 17 of the Hadith

17th February 2015

Lion of the Blogosphere reminds us of what we’re up against.

There came to him (the Holy Prophet) a woman from Ghamid and said: Allah’s Messenger, I have committed adultery, so purify me. He (the Holy Prophet) turned her away. On the following day she said: Allah’s Messenger, Why do you turn me away? Perhaps, you turn me away as you turned away Ma’iz. By Allah, I have become pregnant. He said: Well, if you insist upon it, then go away until you give birth to (the child). When she was delivered she came with the child (wrapped) in a rag and said: Here is the child whom I have given birth to. He said: Go away and suckle him until you wean him. When she had weaned him, she came to him (the Holy Prophet) with the child who was holding a piece of bread in his hand. She said: Allah’s Apostle, here is he as I have weaned him and he eats food. He (the Holy Prophet) entrusted the child to one of the Muslims and then pronounced punishment. And she was put in a ditch up to her chest and he commanded people and they stoned her. Khalid b Walid came forward with a stone which he flung at her head and there spurted blood on the face of Khalid and so he abused her. Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) heard his (Khalid’s) curse that he had hurled upon her. Thereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said: Khalid, be gentle. By Him in Whose Hand is my life, she has made such a repentance that even if a wrongful tax-collector were to repent, he would have been forgiven. Then giving command regarding her, he prayed over her and she was buried.

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Saudi Cleric Confidently Tells Academic That the Earth Does NOT Rotate

17th February 2015

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Footage emerged of a student asking Sheikh al-Khaibari whether the Earth was stationary or moving.

The Saudi Sheikh confidently told the young academic the Earth is “stationary and does not move”.

 

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Random Acts of Respect for a Random Killer

17th February 2015

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Shortly after Danish police killed terrorist Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, flowers appeared at the site where he was shot. Hussein had killed two people and wounded others in two random shooting incidents. His first random target was a forum on free speech; his second was a synagogue.

Not long after the flowers appeared, a dozen or so men appeared at the site. Declaring themselves Hussein’s “brothers” and randomly shouting Allahu akbar, they removed the flowers as contrary to Islamic teaching.

In place of the flowers, they left a printed leaflet randomly complaining about Denmark’s “double standards.” It noted that Hussein’s body had been left in a pool of blood but the body of the Jewish security guard killed at the synagogue had been quickly covered.

Imagine that: a dead cold-blooded killer gets treated with less respect by authorities than his innocent victim.

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Iraq Had WMDs After All

17th February 2015

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Until now, I have been willing to go along with the conventional wisdom that Iraq did not possess significant stockpiles of WMDs prior to the 2003 war. Leftover chemical munitions were discovered here and there during and after the invasion, but it was plausible to think that they were odds and ends, not part of a usable stockpile subject to the regime’s control.

Today, however, the New York Times dropped a bombshell: in the aftermath of the Iraq war, the CIA purchased from an unidentified intermediary no fewer than 400 Borak warheads filled with sarin, a deadly nerve gas….

But Bush still lied. Facts don’t change the Narrative.

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The Odds Against

16th February 2015

Richad Fernandez lays out some inconvenient truth.

Max Fisher tweeted, “people who think Christian sectarian militias are the solution to Iraq’s problems could stand to read a history of the Lebanese civil war.”  I did, and the history of the Lebanese civil war reports that the Christian communities survived. That’s probably not what Fisher meant with the phrase “solution to Iraq’s problems” but survival is no mean feat.  Militias aren’t usually formed to do good or noble things.  They largely exist to maximize the chances that their members will wake to see tomorrow.

But what’s old is new again.  Lately we get a new snuff film for each day of the week from a bunch of masked guys we don’t even want to name. The subliminal message of each Islamist atrocity, whether it is burning people alive in cages or beheading them by the beach; the essential content of attacking schoolchildren in Peshawar or flying airliners into buildings in New York City; the inner punch line of “lone wolves” showing up at newspaper offices, cafes or synagogues is that the Great Father in Washington can’t protect you.  It’s every man for himself.

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The Jewish World Is Contracting Toward U.S., Israel

16th February 2015

Joel Kotkin connects the dots.

Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, Jewish communities throughout Europe are again on the decline. This time, the pressure mainly comes not from the traditional anti-Semitic Right but from Islamic fundamentalists, which include many European citizens.

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Research on the Islamic State

16th February 2015

A compendium.

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Egypt Hits ISIS-Affiliated Terrorists in Libya After Video Showing Mass Beheading of Christians Appears

16th February 2015

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Egypt’s military said Monday that it had launched airstrikes against ISIS-affiliated militants in Libya after a video purporting to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages surfaced Sunday.

More here.

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How Many More Terror Attacks Until We Have a Serious Discussion About Offending Religions?

15th February 2015

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As it happens, I know the people who put together the Lars Vilks committee and had a number of friends who were in the room in Copenhagen yesterday when the gunman attacked. One of them wrote a brief account of events for us here yesterday. Of course at a time like this it is appropriate to stress how brave these individuals are. And they most certainly are. But what is more striking to me are two things.

The first is that supporting an artist in 21st century Europe should have become a brave thing to do and that a conversation about free speech in Europe in 2015 should have — and need — substantial police protection. Today’s UK newspapers refer to Vilks as ‘controversial.’ But Vilks wouldn’t be ‘controversial’ if almost the entirety of the Western media and the political and arts establishments had not in recent years abandoned their principles and chosen to avoid mentioning anything negative or worthy of satire in one single religion. The jihadists just want to kill Lars Vilks. It was the Western media and political class that made him ‘controversial’.

And then there is the second point — which is how many attacks like yesterday’s have to happen before there is a semblance of serious discussion around all this? A few years ago when the offices of Charlie Hebdo were firebombed in Paris the French Foreign Minister said about drawing cartoons of Mohammed and thus potentially ‘insulting’ Islam: ‘Is it really sensible or intelligent to pour oil on the fire?’ My reply to which is ‘Who made our societies into this powder-keg apparently able to catch fire at any moment?’

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A Long Day in Copenhagen

14th February 2015

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Following this afternoon’s murderous assault at a “discussion” on free speech in Copenhagen, there was a second attack this evening at a synagogue in the city near Krystalgade Street. One person has been shot in the head and another two injured.

Say, wait a minute: an attack on a “bunch” of artists and writers, followed by an attack on a “bunch” of Jews? Didn’t we run this story last month?

Why, yes, we did. But don’t worry, that was Paris. Whereas this time it’s Copenhagen. Two entirely separate cities. So, like President Obama says, it’s all just entirely “random”. “Bunches” here, “bunches” there, but they’re all just random bunches of random folks.

He who has eyes to see, let him see; he who has ears to hear, let him hear.

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One Dead After 200 Bullets Are Fired Into Copenhagen Cafe in Failed Charlie Hebdo-Style Attack on Swedish Artist Who Drew the Prophet Mohammed

14th February 2015

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One person has died after 200 bullets were fired into a cafe in Copenhagen in an attack on a cartoonist who was accused of insulting the Prophet Mohammed.

A man, aged 40, was killed when two masked gunmen sprayed bullets into the Krudttoenden cafe in the centre of the Danish capital this afternoon.

It is believed the target was Lars Vilks, the controversial Swedish cartoonist who drew the Prophet Mohammed as a dog.

Three police officers were also injured in the attack on the cafe, which was hosting a debate on art and freedom of speech when it was targeted.

Francois Zimeray, the French ambassador to Denmark, was at the meeting and compared the attack to the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris last month.

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Backlash After Students at South African University Demand Jews De-register

14th February 2015

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The Students Representative Council (SRC) and Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) at Durban University of Technology in South Africa has stirred outrage at home and abroad after a local newspaper, the Daily News, reported they had demanded that Jewish students, especially those who “do not support the Palestinian struggle,” leave the school.

In a memorandum sent to the university’s management Tuesday, the SRC and PYA asked that students who support the state of Israel or are sponsored by the Israeli government de-register.

“As the SRC, we had a meeting and analyzed international politics,” Mqondisi Duma, secretary of the group, was quoted as saying in the Daily News report. “We took the decision that Jewish students, especially those who do not support the Palestinian struggle, should de-register.”

Further news about Satan’s plot to eliminate the Jews, commonly known as “Islam”.

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

13th February 2015

6 indicted in alleged plot to support ISIS, Al Qaeda

Twin bombings kill nearly two dozen in Baghdad

109 Boko Haram fighters killed in Niger, defense minister says

32 extremists arrested in Tunisia

Boko Haram stages assault on Niger border town

Can French Troops Protect ‘Sensitive Sites’ from Next Terror Attack?

‘What are you waiting for?’: Slick new ISIS campaign puts new face on homegrown terror

Somali member of Parliament killed by Al-Shabab in Mogadishu

Newsweek’s Twitter account hacked, Obama family threatened

US, UK and France announce closures, evacuations of embassies in Yemen

The butcher/rapper of ISIS: German jihadist became terrorists’ poster boy

Australia police say 2 men planned ‘imminent’ terror attack in Sydney

20,000 foreign fighters flock to Syria, Iraq

Rebels seize US vehicles after Yemen embassy closes

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The Left and Islam Apologetics

12th February 2015

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For some time, an argument has been made that the liberal left, in refusing to examine the problems of Islam, has betrayed its Enlightenment roots. That is, while secular, feminist, and protective of free speech in dealing with its Western peers, the liberal left has been accused of abandoning its heritage in its quest for political correctness regarding Muslims.

In truth, however, the left has a distinguished background of courting Islam as a weapon against Western capitalism. Its most representative figures from the past did so frankly, as the following rehearsal of their statements demonstrates.

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Better Late than Never? Qatar Retracts Fatwa Permitting Burning People

11th February 2015

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It appears that Islam Web, a popular website owned by Qatar’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, may have been responsible for the rationale used by the Islamic State to burn alive a Jordanian pilot captive.

On February 7, 2006, the widely accessed Arabic website issued Fatwa No. 71480, titled “The Burning of Ias bin Abdul Yalil by Abu Bakr.” The fatwa, or Islamic decree, concluded that burning people as a form of punishment is permissible.

Ironically, hours after the Islamic State burned the pilot alive, Fatwa No. 71480 was removed from Islam Web.

Oops.

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Muslim and Non-Muslim Persecution of Christians, Compared

10th February 2015

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The one glaring fact concerning the persecution of approximately 100 million Christians around the world today is that the overwhelming majority of it is being committed by Muslims of all races, nationalities, languages, and socio-political circumstances: Muslims from among America’s allies (Saudi Arabia) and from its enemies (Iran); Muslims from economically rich nations (Qatar) and from poor nations (Somalia and Yemen); Muslims from “Islamic republic” nations (Afghanistan) and from “moderate” nations (Malaysia and Indonesia); Muslims from nations rescued by America (Kuwait) and Muslims from nations claiming “grievances” against the U.S. (fill in the blank __).

This fact is underscored in Open Doors’ recent 2015 World Watch List—a report that highlights and ranks the 50 worst nations persecuting Christians. It finds that “Islamic extremism” is the main source of persecution in 40 of the top 50 countries—that is, 80 percent of the nations where Christians are persecuted are Muslim. As for the top ten worst countries persecuting Christians, nine of them are Muslim-majority—that is, 90 percent of nations where Christians experience “extreme persecution” are Muslim.

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President Obama, Islamic Terrorism, and the Naked Emperor

9th February 2015

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What did President Obama say? “No God condones terror.” Obviously he never read the Koran in its original Arabic version, and thus failed to grasp the fundamental fact that Allah the God of Islam is a God of terrorism “par excellence”, and He clearly instructs Muslims in the following verse to embrace terrorism as a religious duty:

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Memorandum: Zanj Rebellion

6th February 2015

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It took place near the city of Basra, located in present-day southern Iraq, over a period of fifteen years (AD 869–883). The insurrection is believed to have involved enslaved Bantus (Zanj) that had originally been captured from the African Great Lakes region and areas further south in East Africa.

Next time you see a black Muslim, remind him that Muslims have been enslaving black Africans for, oh, 1200 years now. And mention that if it hadn’t been for pressure by European nations, slavery would still be official in many Muslim countries (where it continues unofficially).

Feel free to savor the irony.

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

6th February 2015

Saudi Arabia faces ISIS threats during transition of new king

ISIS chemical weapons expert killed in airstrike, US officials say

Republicans fume over ex-Gitmo inmate’s Taliban outreach, WH says no regrets

Taliban says agent infiltrated Afghan’s security forces for attack that killed 3 Americans

CIA-Mossad operation reportedly killed senior Hezbollah figure in 2008 car bombing

Women-only mosque opens in Los Angeles

Anger, mourning in Pakistan after mosque bombing kills 59

New video purportedly shows beheading of Japanese journalist by ISIS (autoplay video)

Saudi Arabia faces ISIS threats during transition of new king

Boko Haram attacks Nigerian city from four fronts

Pakistani teachers take up arms in wake of Taliban school massacre

Egypt releases Australian Al-Jazeera reporter

Egypt covering up protester deaths, rights group says

ISIS admits defeat in Kobani for the first time, blaming U.S. warplanes ‘bombarding us night and day’ (autoplay video)

Islamic State says it has beheaded second Japanese hostage Goto

At least 1,375 Iraqis killed in January, most of them civilians: U.N.

Multiculti in Berlin: Turk Incinerates 19-Year-Old Pregnant German

Terrorist groups fuel rise in violent elephant poaching in central Africa

Egypt court upholds mass death sentence for 183, drawing criticism

Jordan hangs 2 Al Qaeda prisoners after ISIS video shows Jordanian pilot burned alive (autoplay video)

French soldiers attacked by man with knife in city of Nice (autoplay video)

Military intel boss: ‘Very little’ can be done to stop Taliban 5 from returning to fight (autoplay video)

Officials: Explosions in Iraq kill more than a dozen people

Shocked Jordanians rally behind king, against ISIS after video of pilot’s killing (autoplay video)

ISIS expanding ‘international footprint’ with affiliates in more countries, officials warn

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BDS Activists at UC-Davis Chant ‘Allahhu Akbar’ at Jewish Students

5th February 2015

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My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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U.N. Report: Islamic State Has Buried Children Alive

5th February 2015

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My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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It’s Who They Are; It’s What They Do

4th February 2015

Bob Belvedere points out some inconvenient truth.

“While he [Mohammad] had the Kafir [non-Muslims] beheaded, he had the bad Muslims burned, along with their dwellings and mosques.”
–Bukhari V1:B11:N626

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