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Swedish Reporter Wearing Yarmulke Attacked in Malmo

26th January 2015

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A reporter wearing a kippah, a Jewish skullcap, was attacked in the Swedish city of Malmo in an experiment to gage anti-Jewish attitudes, according to an Expressen report highlighted by Algemeiner. Peter Lindgren, who is not Jewish, walked through Malmo with a hidden camera and was subjected to direct threats by various individuals.

In a documentary which aired on Sweden’s national television last week, one man is seen calling Lindgren a “Jewish s***” and told him to “leave,” while another physically assaulted him and shouted “Satan Jew.”

The threats increased as the reporter approached areas with more Muslim residents.

The video shows a gang threatening Lindgren, while people from neighboring homes verbally abused him.

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NYT: Muslim Criminals in France Turn to Terrorism Because They Feel Dissed; White People at Fault

26th January 2015

Steve Sailer connects the dots so you don’t have to.

I’ve just had an insight into why Muslims are even more concentrated in prisons near big cities in France: as Willie Sutton might have said, because that’s where the Muslims are.

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Hacked by the Jihad in Terrasse-Vaudreuil

26th January 2015

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The website of Terrasse-Vaudreuil, a small town in Quebec, was recently hacked by cyber-mujahideen. The mayor of Terrasse-Vaudreuil is perplexed — he doesn’t understand why the jihadis would target his town, which is open and tolerant and never has any trouble with its culture-enriching minorities. He obviously doesn’t understand the concept of Dar al-Harb, which his town is part of, nor the fact that faithful Muslims are required to make war against it in the cause of Allah, no matter how nice it is to them.

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‘I don’t want to live under Islamic blasphemy law. That doesn’t make me racist.’

24th January 2015

Spectator columnist Douglas Murray lays out a little inconvenient truth.

In the immediate aftermath of the Paris atrocities most of the people who thought the journalists and cartoonists in some sense ‘had it coming to them’ kept their heads down.  I encountered a few who did not, including Asghar Bukhari from the MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Committee).  In the aftermath of the atrocity Asghar was immediately eager to smear the cartoonists and editors of Charlie Hebdo as racists.  From what he and others of his ilk have been sending around since, they appear to have dug down into a narrative which now goes something like this: ‘The murders had nothing to do with Islam, Muslims or Islamic blasphemy law.  They certainly had something to do with Western foreign policy or domestic Islamophobia.  But by the way Charlie Hebdo is a racist magazine.’

For the first time, MPAC proved to be ahead of the curve.  Because by the end of the first week after the atrocity more ‘mainstream’ and ‘moderate’ voices joined in with this narrative.  In the UK they included Mehdi Hasan (happily now off to the free media that is Al Jazeera) and the convert to Islam Myriam Francois-Cerrah.  Myriam even treated us to a piece about ‘My kind of satire’, as though she is [sic] widely recognised as a satirist, or indeed a critic.  But what followed was a core part of the wider grievance-mongering: ‘My kind of satire is the type that punches up,’ Myriam wrote, ‘the type that holds the powerful to account and mocks authority.’  Will Self was also responsible for the projection of this particular inanity.  And by this particular standard (ignoring Charlie Hebdo’s attacks on all presidents, popes and politicians) the magazine’s portrayal of Mohammed constituted a clear criticism of Islam, which is uniquely bad because Islam is followed by Muslims and Muslims constitute a cowering and beleaguered minority.

I keep waiting for someone to explain what ‘race’ Muslim is. Haven’t had any takers yet.

The most shocking scramble came from the Cambridge don Abdal Hakim Murad (‘Tim Winters’ until his conversion to Islam).  Hakim, or Tim, is often held up as a model of moderation, though I have had reason to doubt this claim before.  And now there is even more cause to doubt it, because earlier this week we had him (and remember this is someone regularly held up as one of the great hopes of ‘liberal’ Islam in Britain) using the pages of the Telegraph to argue that the law of the land in Britain should be used to prosecute anyone who blasphemes Islam.  In the UK.  In the 21st century.

This is the sort of einbahnstrasse on which the Left loves to travel; they can do stuff to others that are reviled as crimes against humanity when applied to them.

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King Abdullah’s Moderate Beheadings

23rd January 2015

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New York Times obit:

Still, Abdullah became, in some ways, a force of moderation. He contested Al Qaeda’s militant interpretations of the faith as justifying, even compelling, terrorist acts. He ordered that textbooks be purged of their most extreme language and sent 900 imams to re-education sessions. He had hundreds of militants arrested and some beheaded.

Well, he didn’t blow up any school children and only beheaded other Muslims, so I guess that counts as ‘moderate’.

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

23rd January 2015

Belgium terror suspects had police uniforms, report says

Belgian guards protect key sites across country

Gunmen abduct chief of staff to Yemen president, officials say

Obama vs. Cameron: British PM takes hard line on ‘Islamist’ extremists, Obama avoids I-word

Afghan officials arrest 5 in connection with Pakistan school massacre

Iraq attacks kill 17, including 8 in village retaken from IS

Belgium on high alert after two die in police anti-terror raid

Ankara Mayor: Israel to Blame for Charlie Hebdo Attack

Oxford University Press: Authors Shouldn’t Talk about Pork In Case They Offend Others

ISIS releases 200 captive Yazidis in Iraq

Gun battle between rebels, military reported in Yemeni capital

A year on, Islamic State group still rules Iraq’s Fallujah

Hezbollah commanders killed in suspected Israeli airstrike

Islamic State backers emerge in Afghanistan, ex-Guantanamo inmate reportedly recruiting

Hundreds of police take part in Germany anti-terror raids

Afghan villager who saved Navy SEAL in hiding, seeking US asylum

Islamic State presence confirmed in Afghanistan

Saudi Man Arrested for Capturing Beheading on Video

Yemen: The New Afghanistan

Israeli police say Palestinian stabs nine people on Tel Aviv bus

Iraqi leader says country’s armed forces ‘almost on our own’ against ISIS

Supreme Court rules for bearded Muslim inmate

Al Qaeda operative freed from US federal prison early for ‘time served’

US senators urge Saudi Arabia to halt ‘barbaric’ flogging of blogger  (Good luck with that)

Shiite rebels shell residence of Yemen president’s home, take over palace

Canadian troops exchanged fire with ISIS

Hamas Praises Tel Aviv Bus Stabbing Attack

Female Genital Mutilation a Growing Problem in Iran. Not for Muslims, of course. (Nor for feminists, apparently.)

Malaysia’s Top Court Bans Use of Word ‘Allah’ in Catholic Paper

Legendary A-10 ‘Warthog’ sends ISIS fleeing even as it faces Pentagon cuts

Iran Guard vows to punish Israel for general killed in Syria

Kerry says airstrikes cut ISIS leadership in half, halted momentum

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The War That Never Ends

23rd January 2015

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The establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 is known by the Arabs as the nakba, the “catastrophe”, because it allowed the despised Jews to rule over territory that had been Muslim since the Arabs first poured out of Arabia in the 7th century. How could Allah permit these apes and pigs to do anything so vile? Faithful Muslims must right this wrong! The believers were required to fight until the Jews were driven into the sea and the honor of Islam restored.

This is why “peace in the Middle East” remains so elusive. From a Muslin point of view, there will be no peace in the Middle East as long as there are Jews in the Middle East. It’s as simple as that.

Gates of Vienna is an amazing web site, at the center of a great assemblage of sharp people (both here and in overseas) who are dedicated to getting the word out on the jihad terrorism that inhabits the heart of Islam. They are supported by donations from other people with the same concerns who actually have day jobs. Please stop by and drop a dollar or two their way; they do good and important work.

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Princeton Professor and Others Offer to Take 1,000 Lashes for Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi

23rd January 2015

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A Princeton University professor and a prominent Muslim American figure, as well as five other religious freedom advocates, are offering to take 100 lashes each for imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi who was sentenced by Saudi Arabia to 1,000 lashes for insulting his country’s clerics.

In a letter to the Saudi Ambassador to the U.S., Robert P. George, a Princeton professor and vice chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, urged the immediate release of Badawi.

Only 100 each? Make it 500 and then I’ll be impressed. (But they won’t support pushback against jihadist terror — that would be going too far.)

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The Middle East’s Vanishing Christians

22nd January 2015

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The Middle East is losing its ancient Christian heritage. When Iraq was invaded in 2003, 1.5 million Christians were living there. Now the figure is 400,000 and falling. The savagery of the Islamic State has accelerated the Christian exodus.

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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Libyan Fighters Seize Benghazi Branch of Central Bank

22nd January 2015

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Fighters for one of the factions battling for control of Libya seized the Benghazi branch of the country’s central bank on Thursday, threatening to set off an armed scramble for the bank’s vast stores of money and gold, and cripple one of the last functioning institutions in the country.

The central bank is the repository for Libya’s oil revenue and holds nearly $100 billion in foreign currency reserves. It is the great prize at the center of the armed struggles that have raged here since the overthrow of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in 2011. Western leaders had hoped that it might play a crucial role in helping to bring the rest of the country back together.

It takes some real talent to be worse than Qaddafi.

How’s that ‘Arab Spring’ workin’ out for ya?

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Fight Terrorism — Hire Imams!

22nd January 2015

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The Charlie Hebdo massacre has really shaken up French political leaders, forcing them to get serious about dealing with Islamic terrorists on French soil. Today Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced strong new measures to combat the rise of Islamic extremism. His planned actions include spending €425 million, creating 2,800 jobs, and… hiring sixty imams!

I feel safer already.

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The Muslim Brotherhood and Terror Financing in Quebec

22nd January 2015

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Once again, it’s remarkable that this material is finally making its way into major media outlets. Is it possible that the Charlie Hebdo massacre in France has rattled the nomenklatura in Quebec? Have they been forced to conduct an actual investigation into the consequences of the Islamization of their province?

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The (Not Quite) No-Go Zones of Denmark

20th January 2015

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The usual scenario is as follows: an arson is started, a shooting or stabbing is reported, some cars are incinerated or similar cultural enrichments take place. The fire brigade or the paramedics stop at the gates and wait for the cavalry to arrive — and then things calm down. Until next week. So far only one incident of shooting at the police has been reported.

Maybe our Muslims are smarter than their French brothers?

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Omens from the Seventh Century

20th January 2015

Edward Luttwak explains how the Muslim Caliphate was no golden age.

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Advocating for a Sharia Army in Lakemba

20th January 2015

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Bilal Merhi is a prominent “Australian” scholar and intellectual whose kiddie jihad presentation last year made him (in)famous.

Well, he’s back. In the following news clip from Australian TV, you’ll see Mr. Merhi talking gleefully about the formation of a Muslim army in Australia that will subdue the coward kuffar and establish the rule of sharia Down Under.

 

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Japan PM Vows to Save Hostages Purportedly Threatened by ISIS

20th January 2015

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In the video, identified as being made by the Islamic State group’s al-Furqan media arm and posted on militant websites associated with the extremist group, a militant threatened to kill the men unless a $200 million ransom was paid within 72 hours. If confirmed to be from Islamic State, better known as ISIS, the video would mark the first public demand for ransom from the group in exchange for the release of captives.

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Ex-Gitmo Detainee Now Leading ISIS Fighters in Afghanistan

19th January 2015

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

If Obama actually were a secret Muslim, would he be doing anything differently?

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Saudi Govt Pauses Flogging Dad-of-3 for Facebook Posts – After Docs Intervene

18th January 2015

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Last Friday, Badawi received the first 50 of his 1,000-lash sentence in front of a large crowd at the Al-Jafali mosque in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah. He was due to receive the next fifty lashes of his sentence on Friday this week, but the beatings have been suspended until next week as he is not medically fit for more lashes, doctors have ruled.

Good news, if it means a reprieve or reduction in sentence for Badawi. But he’s going to need a new legal adviser – because his former lawyer (and brother-in-law) Waleed Abu al-Khair was sentenced to more time prison by the Saudi authorities this week.

Last year, al-Khair was given a 15-year sentence for such diverse crimes as “insulting the judiciary and questioning the integrity of judges,” “harming the reputation of the state by communicating with international organizations,” and “preparing, storing and sending information that harms public order”.

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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Christians Burned Alive

18th January 2015

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“They picked them up by their arms and legs and held them over the brick furnace until their clothes caught fire. And then they threw them [alive] inside the furnace.” — Javeed Maseeh, family spokesman, concerning a Christian couple in Pakistan murdered on rumors they had burned verses from the Qur’an.

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Welcoming Jihad Warriors Home to Sweden

17th January 2015

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Kent Ekeroth, a member of parliament for the Sweden Democrats, asked some pointed questions of the government about the its policy of allowing mujahideen to return “home” to Sweden from the jihad in Syria and Iraq.

Deputy Prime Minister Åsa Romson gave a telling response. Notice that she doesn’t want to interdict the jihad warriors because that would not prevent all terrorist attacks. In other words, it’s better to let a hundred Swedes die at the hands of terrorists than prevent the death of ninety of them via sensible border controls.

Welcome to Modern Multicultural Sweden!

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

16th January 2015

Profs Cover for Muslim Brotherhood Front

Why Al Qaeda Poses a Greater Terror Threat to the U.S. Than ISIS

Nigeria: 2,000 feared killed in Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest massacre’

Radical British Preacher Receives Life Sentence in New York

French government urges ‘extreme vigilance’ after attacks

Al Qaeda plotting massive deadly attacks on West, Britain’s MI5 chief says

Al Qaeda turncoat who helped US nail Al-Awlaki warns of more sleeper cells

Two brothers arrested on terrorism charges in Canada

Video shows kosher store gunman claiming allegiance to ISIS

German paper that printed French cartoons firebombed

Leaked Al Jazeera emails reveal disdain for Paris murder victims

Al Qaeda turncoat who helped US nail Al-Awlaki warns of more sleeper cells

Al-Nusra Leader Swears Allegiance to Caliph Al-Baghdadi

Charlie Hebdo massacre gunman reportedly knew underwear bomber

Pakistan school reopens after Taliban massacre of students, teachers

Nine days later, bodies still litter bushes from Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest’ massacre

Boko Haram raids Cameroon army base

Brother in Paris massacre met with American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen

Paris attacks prompt fears France’s Muslim ‘no-go’ zones incubating jihad (autoplay video)

Police: Up to 6 Paris terror suspects may still be at large (autoplay video)

US Central Command Twitter account back online after pro-ISIS hack (autoplay video)

Kerry praises Pakistan pursuit of North Waziristan militants

NYPD, other law enforcement on alert after ISIS threat resurfaces

Saudi Arabia: fatwa issued against snowmen

New ISIS video appears to show child executioner killing alleged Russian spies (autoplay video)

U.S. airstrike in Syria may have killed 50 civilians

Anti-Islam protesters march in Dresden, Germany

Group says satellite images show destruction of Nigeria villages by Boko Haram (autoplay video)

Life under ISIS: Medieval occupiers force children to donate blood for fighters

ISIS sympathizer allegedly plotted terror assault against US Capitol (autoplay video)

Surveillance footage shows harrowing scene inside Paris kosher grocery

US announces transfer of 5 Gitmo detainees; 4 to Oman, 1 to Estonia (autoplay video)

Portland teen accused of threatening to blow up NE Portland deli ‘in the name of Allah,’ court records say

Police in Belgium, France, and Germany make arrests in latest anti-terror raids (autoplay video)

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi set to receive second round of lashes after Islam criticism

Militant leader urges jihad, or holy war, in Egypt

Charlie Hebdo Attack: Pakistani Legislators Chant ‘Death to Blasphemers’

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10 Attacks Committed by Terrorists Radicalized in the West

16th January 2015

Gavin McInnes lays out some inconvenient truth.

Yesterday, we learned of a high school wrestler from Cincinnati who was about to bomb D.C. because he’s Raheel Mahrus Ubayda now. The Portland Seven were all radicalized here. Same goes for the D.C. Five and the Herald Square Bomber. Jihad Jane is a blonde from Michigan and five of the Buffalo Six were born in America. The Muslim population in Buffalo is soaring as the number of Jews and Christians declines. This has parents such as Muzzammil S. “Mo” Hassan worrying their children will become radicalized. Mo prefers more moderate acts like beheading his wife.

What makes this trend even more dangerous is that the press denies it. They call the terrorists mentally ill lone wolves and insist their religion is irrelevant. As Marc Lamont Hill over at CNN said, “People behead for all sorts of reasons.” When Anton Nolen decapitated Colleen Hufford in Oklahoma, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry called it “workplace violence” and neglected to mention he had recently changed his name to Jah’Keem Yisrael and wouldn’t shut up about Islam. His Facebook page featured the Koran’s “smite ye above their necks” verse.

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Palestinian Authority Documents Detail Payments to Terrorists

16th January 2015

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Official Palestinian Authority policy provides monthly payments for convicted terrorists held in Israeli jails. The longer the sentence, the more the terrorist’s family receives.

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Some French Muslims See Conspiracies In Paris Shootings

15th January 2015

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Oh, ya think?

Roder says the students called it blasphemy and he had to explain that blasphemy is a religious concept that doesn’t exist in French law.

“That was very difficult to explain because their point of view, their lives, are very religious. And they are convinced that the religion is above the law of the French Republic,” he says.

Yeah, that’s the point. A Muslim’s first loyalty is to the Umma, rather than whatever country he may happen to be living in.

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Houellebecq and Cassandra

15th January 2015

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So Michel Houellebecq quit promoting his new book. Instead he’s hiding out somewhere in the provinces.

Houellebecq, whose name I despise having to spell, is the French satirical novelist who was featured on the last Charlie Hebdo cover before the January 7th deluge of Islamist blood-whining. I have no inside information as to whether he retreated from the capital out of writerly dramatics, or real fear for his life; the news reports are cagey and I am not, alas, a personal acquaintance of the dour genius who was dragged into court in 2002 for calling Islam the stupidest of all religions.

Houellebecq lost a friend in the Charlie Hebdo shooting, and he is famously indifferent to the safety of his neck and liver, so perhaps he’s more in mourning than in hiding—or it could be that the possibility of a Kalashnikov nudging him in the temple for his blasphemies against the unpleasant prophet is suddenly not so abstract.

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Saudi Arabia Is Building a 600-Mile ‘Great Wall’ to Shield Itself From ISIS

15th January 2015

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Pretty sad when Arabs are smarter than Americans. (Well, Obama, anyway….)

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Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

14th January 2015

Steve Sailer looks  at the situation in France.

Last week’s Paris massacres of cartoonists and Jews might suggest to a dispassionate observer that endless mass immigration to France from the continent of Africa isn’t working out as well as expected, and thus it’s time to cut back.

After all, when you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is to stop digging.

But there hasn’t been much willingness on the part of the European establishment to admit mistakes. I’m going to suggest a simple, relatively low pain way for the French ruling caste to swallow their pride and rationalize backing away from their unsustainable immigration policy.

Up through the 1970s, progressive Westerners encouraged Africans to engage in population control. But then they stopped, because racism. Why should Africans take responsibility for moderating their own fertility when African mothers can simply immigrate to the banlieue outside Paris, where their sons can amuse themselves by burning cars?

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Palestinian Authority Faces Trial in Manhattan

13th January 2015

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Beyond the normal trials of being in Manhattan, they mean.

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Reflections on the Murders in Paris

13th January 2015

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The Islamic world is currently in the midst of a great historic convulsion. This process is giving birth to political trends and movements of a murderously violent nature. These movements offer a supposed escape route from the humiliation felt at the profound societal failure of the Arab and to a slightly lesser extent the broader Muslim world.

The escape is by way of the most violent and intolerant historic trends of Islam, into a mythologized and imagined past. The route to this old-new imagined utopia is a bloody one. All who oppose or even slight it must die. The simple and brutal laws of 7th century Muslim Arabia are re-applied, in their literal sense. The events of last week in Paris were a manifestation of this trend.

These trends exist not only in the Arab and Muslim worlds themselves. Because of mass immigration from the Arab and Muslim world to western European countries, they are also powerful and present in immigrant communities in these countries. The Kouachi brothers and Amedi Coulibaly are the latest, and no doubt not the last representatives of this political world to impose themselves on us.

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A Pack, Not a Lone Wolf

13th January 2015

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One of the ways liberal politicians and commentators have used to minimize terrorist attacks is to attribute them all to “lone wolves.” Being a lone wolf is a step below the junior varsity, apparently. In the case of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, countless media outlets rushed to give it the “lone wolf” label, even though there were at least two “wolves” involved, and they acted with military precision.

As more facts have come out, the lone wolf designation has become risible. The Kouachi brothers likely had accomplices, and they both trained with al Qaeda in Yemen. We don’t know yet whether al Qaeda directed the Charlie Hebdo attack. Further, there was close communication between the Kouachi brothers and Amedy Coulibaly, who followed up their attack with an assault on a Jewish deli. Authorities have said that there were something like 500 telephone calls between Coulibaly and his fellow terrorists. In addition, Amedy Coulibaly’s girlfriend, Hayat Boumeddiene, is now believed to have fled France the day before Coulibaly’s assault in the company of an unidentified man. She is now with ISIS in Syria.

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The Cruelty of Boko Haram Is Matched by the Incompetence of the Nigerian Government

9th January 2015

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The first duty of any government is to protect its people.

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There Is No Church in Islam

9th January 2015

John C. Wright reminds us of some inconvenient truth.

Islam is Shariah Law. Shariah Law is Islam.

As impossible as it is for the Western mind to grasp this, Islam is a theopolitical party first and foremost, not a political party supporting an established church. There is no church in Islam.

That this theocratic political party has broken into aristocratic and populist camps, as political parties are wont to do, Sunni and Shiite, but this does not make them what we in the West call a denomination. Theocracy certainly has political elements, but it would be wrong to call “Theocracy” a religious sect or denomination.

So when we ask why the moderate Muslims do not check the excesses of the unorthodox radicals among them, the answer is that the violent Muslims are the orthodox and moderate wing, and the moderates are the radicals far from the mainstream of Muslim official teaching, Muslim history, Muslim thought and Muslim practice.

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Meanwhile, Saudis Lash Blogger for “Insult” to Islam

9th January 2015

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Raif Badawi was sentenced to 1,000 lashes – he received the first 50 in a public square in Jeddah Friday – along with 10 years in prison and a fine equal to $266,666, Reuters reports. His crime? Creating a website called “Free Saudi Liberals,” which advocated greater religious freedom. Saudi Arabia found this “insulting to Islam.”

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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Thought for the Day

9th January 2015

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

9th January 2015

Iraq’s Peshmerga desperate for US arms in fight against ISIS

ISIS fighter accidentally reveals his location in tweets

Pakistan, India trade fire in Kashmir, killing 2

Erased from the map: HarperCollins’ atlas omits Israel

Father of captured pilot asks ISIS to treat him well  (Yeah, good luck with that.)

Boko Haram fighters overpower multinational force in attack at Nigeria-Chad border

Saudi beheadings spiked in 2014 amid Kingdom’s fears of dissent

Saudi Arabia’s national airline will not separate airplane cabins by gender

Israeli group files war crimes claim against Palestinians

Rebels: Obama administration ignored early plan to stop Islamic State

Islamic State make ‘first attack’ against Saudi Arabia border as senior general killed

Why Hamas Feels So at Home in Turkey

2014 was deadliest year for Iraqi civilians since 2008, UN report finds

Officials: Suicide bomber kills 30 in Yemen capital

In Iraq’s war against extremists, a quiet sectarian purge

French police make anti-terror sweep after 1 of 3 suspects in Paris attack surrenders

‘Dangerous Moment’ for Europe, as Fear and Resentment Grow

Iraq: Attacks in and around Baghdad kill 8

Suicide bomber kills at least 37 at Yemen police academy

Terror Expert Louise Shelley: ‘Islamic State Is a Diversified Criminal Operation’

Palestinian Authority Daily Praises Stabbing of Israeli Soldiers

Boko Haram burns down at least 16 Nigerian towns

34-year-old Paris suspect directly linked to Al Qaeda training camp in Yemen

Seattle cartoonist still in hiding following 2010 Islamist death threat

Suicide attacks kill 23 in Iraq

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Thoughts on the Massacre in France

9th January 2015

Lileks has some comments to make.

One of the murdered French cops was Muslim, and it seems a shame this has been swamped by the discussion of the murder of the magazine’s staff. It is not Islamophobic to note that he was killed by a co-religionist for being on the wrong side of the ledger at that particular moment; it is revelatory of the narrow definitions the murderers apply. I hope France reveres his memory as much as the cartoonist who didn’t share his beliefs.

And that’s important to note: Not even being Muslim oneself will protect one from the more-Muslim-than-thou crowd.

To see people who enjoy the benefits and diversions of Western Civ nod with understanding when illustrators are shot in the head for inappropriate drawings – it suggests that there are people who respond to such events as though a tuning fork had been struck. It is impossible to know how many people heard the resonance of the note. It is impossible to know how many first felt understanding but immediately, or subsequently, revised their emotions. It’s a case of “the cartoons were wrong BUT” vs. “the murders were wrong BUT”. Who knows how that played out in the minds of millions, and at what pace? It’s not a question you can answer, but that doesn’t mean it’s a question you can’t ask.

If there is pride in Europe among these people, it is a nonexistent state they believe they can will into existence, a version cleaned of its historical sins by the elimination of its national (i.e. sectarian) divisions. Okay, okay,: you had a bad experience with nationalism a hundred years ago. Get over it.

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Are Islamic Terrorists Muslims?

8th January 2015

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Dean’s formula is consistent with the syllogism we have heard many times from American politicians: Islam is a religion of peace; terrorists aren’t peaceful; therefore the terrorists are not “true” Muslims.

The problem is that someone forgot to tell a great many of the Prophet’s followers. A poll taken by ICM in August, for example, found that 16% of French respondents have a positive opinion of ISIS. Among French youth, ages 18-24, a whopping 27% said they have a positive view of ISIS. This is a little mystifying, as there are reported to be five million Muslims out of France’s population of 66 million, or around seven percent. It is hard to see where the remaining support for ISIS, as reported by ICM, would come from.

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Muslim Fanatic Defends Savage Murders by Fanatical Murderous Muslim Savages

8th January 2015

The Other McCain dishes the dirt.

Most people don’t know what Islam actually teaches, and those who tell the truth about Islam are often denounced as warmongers, bigots and even “racists.” Islam is a religion not a race, of course, and Muslims of every race murder non-believers of every race. Some of the most dreadful savagery committed in the name of Islam has been perpetrated against Africans. The claim that critics of Islam are “warmongers” is even more absurd: Islam is at war with us, whether we fight back or not.

The most influential Muslim leaders are determined to annihilate every Jew in Israel and, because the United States is Israel’s strongest ally, America has been branded “The Great Satan.”

Nothing we say or do as Americans — no policy of our government — can ever appease our Islamic enemies. Even if we were to abandon our alliance with Israel, the resulting slaughter of every Jew in Israel would only be the prelude to our own slaughter. Islam commands this, it requires this, and we should be grateful to the editors of USA Today for allowing Anjem Choudary to tell us the truth….

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‘Not All Muslims…’

8th January 2015

Bob Belvedere speaks some inconvenient truth.

They may not all currently be terrorists, but they all have the potential to be terrorists because their ‘Bible’, their commanding book, demands that all Muslims take-up Jihad — it’s just a matter of when and if they will be called to choose between Islam and the rest of the World.

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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Unarmed French Police Literally Retreated in the Face of Islamist Attackers

7th January 2015

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The two French police officers, who both lost their lives in the effort to prevent the Charlie Hebdo attackers from executing their grim mission, are heroes. Their sacrifice in defense of their fellow citizens is beyond noble, and their bravery will be remembered in the coming days.

It is not a knock on Parisian police but French domestic policy to note and criticize the fact that the first responders who arrived at the scene on bicycles and without defensive weaponry were entirely unprepared to face an ongoing attack by murderous, AK-47-wieldling Islamist gunmen. The first police to arrive at the scene of the attack were forced to withdraw in the face of superior firepower.

I guess Islamic terrorists have given up on the suicide thing.

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Muslim Massacre in France

7th January 2015

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Four of France’s most revered cartoonists – Stephane Charbonnier, Georges Wolinski, Bernard ‘Tignous’ Verlhac and Jean Cabut – were among 12 people executed by masked gunmen in Paris today at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Two masked men brandishing Kalashnikovs burst into the magazine’s headquarters this morning, opening fire on staff, also shooting dead revered economist and contributor Bernard Maris, 68.

Police officers were involved in a gunfight with the ‘calm and highly disciplined men’, who escaped in a hijacked car, speeding away towards east Paris. They remain on the loose, along with a third armed man.

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Shooting Reported at Paris Magazine Charlie Hebdo

7th January 2015

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“Several men in black cagoules were heard to shout ‘the Prophet has been avenged'”, wrote Pierre de Cossette, a broadcast journalist with Europe1 News.

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

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A Century of Silence: A Family Survives the Armenian Genocide and Its Long Aftermath

4th January 2015

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My grandfather spent most of his life in Diyarbakir, a garrison town in southeastern Turkey. Magnificent old walls surround the city; built of black volcanic rock, they were begun by the Romans and then added to by Arabs and Ottomans. In 1915, the Ottomans turned the city, the surrounding province, and much of modern-day Turkey into a killing field, in a campaign of massacres and forced expulsions that came to be known as the Armenian genocide. The plan was to eradicate the empire’s Armenians—“a deadly illness whose cure called for grim measures”—and it was largely successful. The Ottomans killed more than a million people, but, somehow, not my grandfather.

 

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

2nd January 2015

5 attackers dead at Somalia base, official says

Obama touts end of combat mission in Afghanistan

Father of Jordanian pilot captured by ISIS pleads for release (autoplay video) (Good luck with that.)

US missile strikes kill 7 militants in NW Pakistan tribal region

Teenager released from jail after allegedly insulting Turkish president

Saudi women drivers referred to terrorism court (I’ve known some women drivers like that….)

Hoping to create a new society, the Islamic State recruits entire families

Security forces kill school massacre planner in Pakistan shootout (autoplay video)

2 gunmen on a motorcycle shoot and kill a policeman, injure another in Giza, Cairo’s twin city

Islamic State Fighters are Moving Ever Closer Towards Israel

Al-Shabab leader with $3M price on his head surrenders in Somalia, official says

Iran’s army tests ‘mobile bomb’ suicide drone in massive military exercises

Afghan police leading fight against insurgents at high cost

US airstrike targets al-Shabab militants, Pentagon says

Family of murdered Marine suing military over alleged cover-up

Palestinian Media Glorifies Synagogue Attack Terrorists

Textbooks and the Armenian Genocide in Turkey: Heading Towards 2015

ISIS claims to have downed a second aircraft

 IS group claims suicide attack in IraqHashtag Diplomacy copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egyptian appeals court orders retrial in Al-Jazeera case

Palestinians to join International Criminal Court, Abbas says

US releases 5 more Guantanamo Bay prisoners, sends them to Kazakhstan

In Turkey, ‘Thief’ is not Just a Five-Letter Word

 

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One Hundred Years of Jihad in Australia

1st January 2015

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One hundred years ago today, a lethal jihad attack was staged against New Year’s Day picnickers in Broken Hill, Australia. This attack and the recent Martin Place siege, events separated by almost exactly a century, show striking similarities.

Yet another centennial.

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Why Political Islam Is Winning

1st January 2015

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In a war, when only one side is fighting, guess who wins?

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Iran, Patron of Hamas

31st December 2014

Read it. And watch the video.

Mahmoud al-Zahar is a co-founder of Hamas and the Foreign Minister of the Palestinian National Authority. He is said to be Khaled Mashal’s rival for the leadership of Hamas, now that the latter is running his Gaza fiefdom from exile in Doha.

The following BBC interview with Mahmoud al-Zahar was originally conducted in English, and then dubbed into Farsi. As far as I know, the English version was never made available by the Beeb.

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Somalia: Arms Intended for Government May Be Going to Islamic Extremists

30th December 2014

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

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Schizo Mo in Fresno

29th December 2014

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On Christmas Day someone vandalized a mosque in Fresno. The police and the media immediately labeled the incident a “hate crime” against Muslims, before they even had time to dust the doorknobs or check the surveillance cameras at the mosque.

Yesterday they had to start walking their stories back when it emerged that the confessed perpetrator of the vicious Islamophobic attack was one Asif Mohammad Khan, giving the crime a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%.

When everyone thought the evil vandal liked Geert Wilders and Robert Spencer, they were looking at a hate crime. When he turned out to be a practicing Muslim who was also a fan of Osama and Hitler, the police and the media fell all over themselves to point out that he was a loony.

Not only that, he was a victim of bullies, which gives him at least two pair in politically correct poker. Maybe tomorrow we’ll find out he’s gay, making it a full house. Throw in the fact that he’s brown, and you’re looking at a royal flush.

Victor Davis Hanson focuses on the reactions of the local Side Crust:

The police authorities almost immediately, and without waiting for the full evidence to be collected, declared the minor burglary and damage the apparent dividend of illiberal dark forces. The chief of police, without compelling evidence, and without explaining why a secular medical building was also trashed in the spree, rushed to hold a press conference. He declared the broken window and moderate trashing of the center’s interior, not just a “hate crime,” but in fact a “brazen hate crime.”

What next followed was Fresno’s comic version of what now is normal race and gender news. Almost immediately it was learned that there was a video of the suspected perpetrator in mediis rebus. Mr. Asif Mohammad Khan was a Muslim, with a record of mental disturbances, and had attended the center. He claimed that he had vandalized the buildings as part of payback to other center attendees who, he claimed, had bullied him — and reportedly was known to be an admirer of Osama bin Laden. The “brazen” hate crime and the atmosphere of intolerance vanished with the local morning fog. The FBI, of course, is still “investigating” a possible “hate crime.” But they too will quietly go away in short order.

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Pluralism in Turkey: A Fairy Tale

28th December 2014

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Davutoglu’s Putin-Medvedev-style master, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is notorious for his Sunni supremacist (and anti-Alevi) views. During his election campaign in 2011, he reminded tens of thousands of party fans at rallies in seven different cities that his political rival and main opposition leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, was an Alevi. “You know, he is an Alevi,” Erdogan told crowds in a cynical way while thousands booed “the Alevi Kilicdaroglu.” In that election, Erdogan’s votes in all seven cities rose from the previous election.

Only three weeks before Davutoglu’s speech, a professional German-Turkish footballer, Deniz Naki, announced that he decided to leave his club and Turkey following a religious and racist attack. Naki, who in the past was the victim of abuses and insults for being a Kurdish Alevi and carrying a tattoo revealing his faith, had been attacked by unknown assailants in Ankara and suffered minor injuries. “This is the first warning,” the assailants told him. The footballer said he now feared to go out alone in Ankara and had decided to leave Turkey for Germany.

Tolerance in Islam is an aberration, not a virtue.

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