Blazing Cat Fur : “I AM not sure if Pakistan was created in the name of religion, but
it is surely being destroyed in the name of religion.”
So wrote a
distraught former army officer on December 16th, as a terrorist attack,
awful even by Pakistan’s grim standards, unfolded in Peshawar, the
capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the north-west of the country,
not far from the border with Afghanistan.
Nine members of the Pakistani
Taliban, speaking with the local Pashtu accent and dressed in the
uniforms of the local paramilitary force, came from a graveyard and over
the wall of a large, army-run school.
They then moved about, killing
children and teachers with guns and grenades. Three or four attackers
are said to have blown themselves up. At the latest count 141 people have died, 132 of them children.
Survivors told harrowing stories of children shot as they tried to duck
behind desks and chairs. Some were reportedly killed after gunmen
interrupted a first-aid training session in the school hall; others fell
in the playground. Eyewitnesses spoke of children lined up and
murdered. So many injured arrived at the local hospital that it ran out
Pakistan’s 9/11 Will its leaders at last end their dalliance with terrorists?
National Review : Welcome to the world of the Pakistani Taliban: Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP).
Blending Deobandi fanaticism with warped Pashtunwali traditionalism, despising individual freedom and intellectual curiosity, these fanatics found an Army school in Peshawar to be a tempting target. Some might be shocked by this attack, but I am not.
This kind of rampage has been coming. This summer, I warned
that Pakistani politicians and security officials were juggling with
fire in their flirtation with the TTP. Led by Fazlullah, an unrepentant
psychopath, the TTP has escalated its atrocities. Attacking Christian
and Shia Muslim religious sites, cafés, and women (Fazlullah directed
the attack on the now-famous schoolgirl Malala), the TTP, like the
Islamic State, seeks a return to medieval authoritarianism.
now Pakistan has its 9/11 moment. Facing the loss of more than 140
children, will it end its dalliance with terrorists? The early signs are
somewhat hopeful. Recognizing the pure horror of this attack, Pakistani
politicians of all stripes have reacted with outrage. Imran Khan, for
example, sent out tweets
that suggested his support for military reprisals. While that might
seem an obvious reaction, Khan up until now has played to the TTP for
his own interests while blaming America for Pakistan’s problems.
National Review : Two Australians who set off yesterday for a regular day of work are dead because they met in a coffee shop — one to sell coffee, one to buy it.
They were in the coffee shop when an Islamist fanatic came in through the door, produced a gun, and took them and others hostage.What were his motives? We are learning about them already, and we will
learn more when the Australian police give a full account of their
negotiations with him. Australia’s prime minister, Tony Abbott, has
described him as deeply weird and suggested that his life was full of
While that is so, he does not seem to have been randomly
weird. As Tom Rogan points out,
his actions during the crime and his website beforehand both show him
to be a devotee of the brand of radical Islamism associated with the
Islamic State. Forcing hostages to post Islamic State flags on the
windows of the coffee shop was a fairly clear indication of his
ideological bent. At the same time, it seems likely that he had
no very clear aim of what might be achieved as a result of his “siege.”
His was a terrorist version of a “happening,” or what the Russian
anarchists in the late 19th century called “the propaganda of the deed.”
Capturing innocent people, menacing them, making them help with his
propaganda, maybe trying to kill them (if that is what happened), and
then perishing himself when the police intervened to stop what
threatened to be a massacre — these were intended to excite the
admiration of other Islamists and young men tempted by the Islamist
Pakistan, is a Murder happy nation, you reap what you sow- hate
The Nation : Pakistan has never been safe for Hindus, Christians, Shias, Ahmadis, skeptics, and pretty much anyone who can walk by themselves on their own two feet.
Scratch that, make it ‘everyone’ – the ones who can’t walk, who can’t see, can’t talk, little girls, babies; Pakistan is not safe for anyone. A Christian simply walking happily outside a mosque is enough for him to be booked for blasphemy. An Ahmadi referring to himself as a Muslim is asking for a major beating by a dozen men at the very least.
This could expand to a zealous mob burning his whole house down and smashing a washing machine screaming ecstatically “Yaaayyy” (this happened!) And as we all know, even a mock wedding on TV with a religious song playing in the background is enough to make everyone involved “wajibul qatal.”
The list is endless. Murder happy nation, we are.
Now, the one group of people, it had still been somewhat safe for had been the ‘debonair’ scholars that routinely came on TV to brainwash everyone. The likes of Amir Liaqat, Maulana Tariq Jameel, Hafiz Saeed, Junaid Jamshed and others.
Amir Liaqat has enticed people to kill, poked fun at his callers, given babies away like cellphones in his shows, fed mango to a poor victim like he was waterboarding him, and has acted like a complete buffoon (I am being polite here).
Hafiz Saeed, considered a terrorist everywhere except in Pakistan, gets the best microphone and seat in the house when he is around. His Twitter account where he likes to rant (terrorists are so tech savvy these days) has been suspended but I am fairly certain, Pakistan had nothing to do with that. Terrorists are allowed to have a voice here, you see
Gates of Vienna : Pakistan has just suffered its version of Beslan: at least 130
people, most of them children, were killed in a jihad attack on a school
in Peshawar carried out by a branch of the Taliban.
In the wake of the hostage-taking in Sydney, this horrific event is a
reminder that Islamic terror attacks are not mounted solely against
non-Muslims, but also target Muslims who are not Islamic enough. Statistically, takfiri-denounced Muslims and/or innocent Islamic bystanders are far more likely than kuffar to be killed by mujahideen.
One reason for the widespread slaughter of Muslims by Muslims is that
it is much easier for a jihad group to mount a successful attack in a
pest-hole like Pakistan than in a civilized Western country. There is a
larger population of potential jihad recruits, the security forces are
less sophisticated in their ability to monitor and interdict a terrorist
conspiracy, and the government, the army, and the police are more
extensively infiltrated by terror-minded zealots who can help a plot
The incident in Peshawar was billed by the attackers as a retaliation
for recent military operations against the Taliban. The fact that the
location was an army-run school was considered sufficient justification
under sharia to make it a lawful target. The attackers were ordered to
“ordered to shoot the older students but not the children”. Evidently
ten-year-olds are not considered “children” in northwestern Pakistan,
because some of the victims were that young. One interesting aspect of the story is this quote from a witness:
“The attackers had long beards, wore shalwar kameez and spoke Arabic.”
Shalwar kameez is the standard form of dress for both men and women in
much of Pakistan and also (mostly for men) in parts of Afghanistan, a
combination of trousers and long shirt. So were the invading mujahideen
Arabs who had adopted the local costume as a disguise? Or have the
Taliban taken up speaking Arabic?
Sydney jihadi’s wife praised 9/11, Bali jihad bombings, Holocaust
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Jihad Watch “Yes,
we are happy about the punishment of September 11.
Yes, we are happy
about the punishment in Bali. Yes, we are happy about the punishment of
the Holocaust and any other punishment that God sends to us.”
This savagery is a knife held at the throat of the civilized world. “‘I regret to say I am a terrorist': Wife of cafe gunman praised Bali
bombings and 9/11 in online rant as row rages about why the accused
murderer is free on bail,” by Daniel Piotrowski, Daily Mail Australia, December 16, 2014 :
The wife of the Sydney terror siege gunman posted a
series of hate-filled videos in which she described herself as a
terrorist and expressed happiness at the 9/11 and 2002 Bali terror
attacks and the Holocaust. Amirah Droudis, 35, appeared in public Tuesday just hours after her
partner Man Haron Monis was shot dead by police to end a 17-hour siege
in which he held a score of hostages at a central Sydney cafe. Two of
the captives also died.
Ethnic Cleansing of Jews in Turkey How a Population Dropped to Two
Gatestone Institute : The real question is: Now that
the ethnic-cleansing campaign of the Turkish regime has been
"successfully" completed, and there are only two Jews left in Edirne,
why is the governor of the city still so angry?
The sweet little secret in both Turkey and Europe is that
anti-Semites do not need the existence of a Jewish state to attack or
threaten Jews. Hatred of Jews did not start with the re-establishment of
the state of Israel.
The truth is that those who carried out ethnic cleansing of Jews are
the last persons who should whine about the non-existent Israeli
"occupation." Israelis are not occupiers in Israel. Israel is the home
of the Jews; you cannot be an occupier in your own home. Israel has the
legal, moral and historical right to exist as a sovereign state.
The latest anti-Semitic statement in Turkey was made on November 21
by Dursun Ali Sahin, the governor of Edirne, a city in Eastern Thrace. Governor Sahin announced
that because he was angry at Israel, he would turn the city's synagogue
into a museum. "While those bandits [Israeli security forces] blow
winds of war inside al-Aqsa and slay Muslims," he said, "we build their
synagogues. I say this with a huge hatred inside me. We clean their
graveyards, send their projects to boards. But the synagogue here will
be registered only as a museum, and there will be no exhibitions inside
Raymond Ibrahim: Europe Should Learn Ethiopia’s ‘Islam Lesson’
Jihad Watch : If this is the treatment Christian churches receive by Muslim
officials and politicians—“sworn to uphold” the rights of every citizen,
not just Muslims—one can imagine the treatment churches receive by
One example suffices: In 2011, after a Christian was accused of desecrating a Koran, thousands of Christians were forced to flee their homes when
“Muslim extremists set fire to roughly 50 churches and dozens of
Christian homes” in a Muslim-majority region in western Ethiopia.
least one Christian was killed, many injured, and anywhere from 3,000 to
10,000 displaced. Around the same time, in another area that is 90%
Muslim, “all the Christians in the city woke up to find notes on their
doors warning them to convert to Islam, leave the city or face death.”
For those few Western observers who live beyond the moment and have
an interest in the “big picture”—the world bequeathed to future
generations—it is well to reflect on the question of numbers in the
context of Ethiopia.
By way of final illustration, the reader is left with the story of Islam’s entry into Ethiopia, one of the oldest Christian civilizations. According to Islamic tradition, in 615, when the pagan Quraysh were persecuting Muhammad’s outnumbered followers and disciples in Arabia, some fled to Ethiopia seeking sanctuary.
The Christian king, or “Negus” of Ethiopia, welcomed and protected these Muslim fugitives, ignoring Quraysh demands to return them—and thus reportedly winning Muhammad’s gratitude.
Today, 14 centuries later, when Islam has carved itself a solid niche in Ethiopia, accounting for 1/3 of the population, Muslim gratitude has turned into Muslim aggression—not least a warning to Western states.
Sydney jihadi’s neighbors: he prayed loudly to Allah and threw garbage into their yard
Jihad Watch : It
sounds as if Man Haron Monis had due contempt for the kuffar who are,
according to the Qur’an, “unclean” (9:28), as well as being “the most
vile of created beings” (98:6) and “the worst of beasts in the sight of
Authorities have raided the home of the Sydney siege
terrorist’s wife, carting away huge paper bags and wheeling containers
of unknown material out of the home as neighbours told of their
encounters with the murderous militant.
Man Haron Monis, 50, killed two hostages and died in a hail of
bullets in the early hours of Tuesday morning after he kept more than a
dozen people prisoner inside the Lindt chocolate store in the Sydney
central business district (CBD) for more than sixteen hours.
Pakistan: Islamic jihadists murder over 100 people in attack on school
Jihad Watch : “They
were entering every class and they were killing the children.”
sooner or later to a school near you, courtesy the denial and willful
ignorance of government and law enforcement officials.
“Pakistan Taliban ‘kill 100′ in assault on Peshawar school,” BBC, December 16, 2014: At least 100 people, 80 of them children, have been
killed in a Taliban assault on an army-run school in Peshawar, Pakistani
Five or six militants wearing security uniforms entered the school,
officials said. Gunfire and explosions were heard as security forces
surrounded the area.
The army says most of the school’s 500 students have been evacuated. It is not clear how many are being held hostage.
National Review : Shortly after 2 a.m. Sydney time, a number of hostages escaped the Lindt Chocolat café. Shots were then fired and Australian SWAT members — probably including Tactical Assault Group/East — stormed in and confronted Man Haron Monis.
It appears the raid was “immediate action,” or unplanned, rather than deliberate. Regardless, the raid commander obviously feared that Monis was about to execute the remaining hostages. While the raid demonstrates the great skill of the rescuers, in the bloody battle that ended Monis’s pathetic life, at least two hostages also died.
It’s early in the investigation, but we can make some preliminary observations. First off, on Monis: An Iranian refugee who became an Australian criminal with a long rap sheet, Monis in recent years had proclaimed himself a sheikh. Before it was taken offline, I was able to view his website. Here, alongside photos of dead children, Monis gave some indication of his beliefs. Of particular note, was his use of Takfiri terminology.
Describing himself as former “Rafidah” (a derogatory term for Shia Muslims) who had found true Islam, Monis hinted at his sympathy for Islamic State ideology. After all, Rafidah-framed hatred is central to the ideology of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State.
Greenfield: Sydney Hostage Taker: “Islam is the Religion of Peace”
Front Page Magazine : Sheikh Haron aka Man Haron Monis called his website a “Site of Peace & Harmony”
In a letter to Prime Minister Abbott, Sheikh Haron described himself
as a “Muslim peace activist”. In that same letter, Haron wrote, “It is
proven that Australia and Australians will be attacked” in bold letters. “In Islam there is no any divisions of “radicalists” or “extremists”
and “moderates”, we have only one Islam.
We cannot call any one
“Moderate Muslim” as such a thing does not exist in Islam. I am neither
an extremist nor a moderate, I am just a Muslim, a Muslim who tries to
follow the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of prophet Muhammad,” Haron wrote
in another letter. Haron further claimed that anyone calling himself a “moderate Muslim” was a Munafiq, a hypocrite and a secret infidel.
“Islam is the religion of peace, that’s why Muslims fight against the
oppression and terrorism of USA and its allies including UK and
Australia,” he wrote. Haron however wrote that Islam had its own definition of terrorism.
“Terrorism is Haram and Islam is against terrorism but
the definitation of terrorism in Islam is different with the definition
of terrorism made by some governments and people. They admited and
mentioned this fact that no one definition of terrorism had gained
universal acceptance. There is no single, universally accepted
definition of terrorism. Islam has its own definition of terrorism which
is the most perfect and the only correct one.”
Muslims in Australia say they fear Sydney jihad hostage crisis backlash, whining that they are the victims
Jihad Watch : An hour and a half ago I wrote this: “There will also be a heavy barrage of ‘backlash’ stories — indeed, they have already begun.” And a bit before that:
“The pattern never changes: in the wake of a jihad terror attack or
plot, Muslims in the West do not do what they should do: redouble their
efforts against jihadis in their own communities, and their cooperation
with law enforcement officials.
Instead, they claim that they are being
victimized by a ‘backlash’ and try to seize the spotlight as victims.”
The mainstream media aids and abets this. Reuters here has nothing at
all: two protests that didn’t happen, a hearsay report of a woman who
was spat upon, and one man saying (quite correctly) that “there is no
Where are the Reuters stories about what Muslims are
doing to teach against the beliefs and attitudes that give rise to so
much violence committed in the name of Islam and — according to those
who perpetrate it — in accord with its teachings? Where are the Reuters
stories about what Muslims are doing to reassure Infidels, instead of
the other way around, in the wake of yet another jihad attack? Yes, the
Muslims in Australia condemn this attack.
Very well. What are they doing
to prevent Muslims from reading Qur’an 47:4 as a justification for
taking hostages? What are they doing to reform Islamic teachings so that
no violence is ever done in accord with those teachings?
“Police say 34-year-old man and 38-year-old woman are among 3
dead in Sydney hostage crisis.” Time for another mainstream media story
about “backlash” against Muslims.
“Gunman and Two Others Dead in Sydney Hostage Crisis,” by Hamish MacDonald, Dan Good, Rym Momtaz and Meghan Keneally, ABC, December 15, 2014: The gunman who had been holding people hostage inside a
chocolate store in downtown Sydney has been killed, Australian police
confirmed to ABC News.
And two other people have been killed, a highly place Australian source told ABC News. The suspect had previously been identified as Man Monis by local news
reports, and the manner in which he died still remains unclear but New
South Wales police have confirmed his death. The identities of the two
others killed were not immediately revealed.
Sydney jihadi: Sheikh Man Haron Monis, on bail for accessory to murder
Jihad Watch : According to Wikipedia
(never a wholly reliable source, to be sure), he has been arrested as
an accessory to murder and for sexual assault.
It says he is a former
Ayatollah from Iran who has announced that he is no longer a Shi’ite,
but a Sunni. And now he is a jihad terrorist.
He has pleaded guilty also to sending offensive letters to the families of Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Imagine: a Muslim cleric becoming a Misunderstander of Islam! How could this be?
“Martin Place siege: Live rolling coverage,” The Daily Telegraph, December 16, 2014 : POLICE have authorised the naming of the man who has taken hostages at Lindt Cafe in Martin Place. He is Sheik Man Haron Monis, who is a self-styled preacher of Islamic
State on bail for accessory to murder, is the gunman who was last night
holding 15 terrified hostages in Sydney’s Lindt cafe.
Australia: “Expert” warns of reprisals against Muslims in wake of Sydney jihad hostage crisis
Jihad Watch : The
pattern never changes: in the wake of a jihad terror attack or plot,
Muslims in the West do not do what they should do: redouble their
efforts against jihadis in their own communities, and their cooperation
with law enforcement officials.
Instead, they claim that they are being
victimized by a “backlash” and try to seize the spotlight as victims.
The mainstream media and “experts” like Ben Rich are all too willing to
There is never any justification for attacks on innocent people,
Muslim or non-Muslim. Muslim communities in the West should not be
whining about being victims, but should be demonstrating — in actions as
well as words — their condemnation of jihad terror and willingness to
act to prevent it.
This doesn’t happen, of course, because there are far more jihad
sympathizers in mosques in the West than Western officials are willing
to acknowledge or admit. Four separate studies since 1998 have shown
that 80% of the mosques in the U.S. teach hatred of Jews and Christians
and the superiority of Sharia over Constitutional law, but no one seems
concerned. To be concerned would be “Islamophobic.”
Kenya: Jihadists separate Muslims from Christians, murder 36 Christians
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Jihad Watch : “Members of the militia separated the Muslim workers from the Christians, and shot or beheaded the latter.”
“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4 )".“The killings occurred 10 days after al-Shabab insurgents attacked a
bus and killed 28 of its 60 passengers after identifying the victims as
But there is no need for the international human rights community to be concerned: no “Islamophobia” was committed. “Al-Shabab claims responsibility for killing 36 quarry workers in Kenya,” La Prensa, December 2, 2014 (From The Religion of Peace): Nairobi, Dec 2 (EFE).- The Somali al-Shabab Islamist
militant group claimed responsibility for a massacre Tuesday that left
at least 36 quarry workers dead near the northern Kenyan town of
Seattle Muslim arrested for threats to murder Darren Wilson
Jihad Watch : “We
really need to start killing the police … OOooopppss I mean our
The idea that Muslims or anyone else are oppressed in
America today is absurd, but there are numerous organizations and
individuals wholly devoted to keeping this falsehood alive and
capitalizing upon it.
Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar’s Facebook page features the black flag of jihad that jihad groups including the Islamic State use.
“Feds: Kirkland man arrested for threats to kill Ferguson officer,” by Martha Bellisle, Associated Press, December 2, 2014 :
Another French Surrender Frenchie fighting for ISIS wants to head home after his iPod breaks.
National Review : A French jihadist fighting for the Islamic State in Syria said he wants to quit and return home immediately — because his iPod broke.
“I’m fed up. My iPod doesn’t work any more here. I have to come back,” he wrote in a letter to his parents back home, according to an article in The Telegraph. He’s not the only Frenchman to have missed the comforts of home while supporting terrorism abroad.
Last month, a French jihadist who was sent to prison for his involvement with the Islamic State said he came home because he couldn’t handle the strict ban on smoking cigarettes: “I had brought Nicorette gum with me, but it wasn’t enough,” 27-year-old ex-militant Flavien Moreau testified during his trial. “So, I left my gun with my emir and I left.”
Kill, but Don’t Murder - Clarifying the Sixth Commandment
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
National Review : Ask almost anyone to recite the commandment in the Ten Commandments that prohibits taking a life, and you will be told, “Thou shalt not kill.”
That is the King James translation of the Sixth Commandment. Overall, it is a magnificent translation. But this one has led to much moral confusion.
Yesterday, PragerUniversity.com, which has had more than 20 million views this year, released eleven courses (each five minutes long) — the Ten Commandments and an introduction. The reason we made these video courses is that I believe that everything
we need to make a good world and rid ourselves of evil is contained in
the Ten Commandments.
For the next few weeks, my column will be selected transcripts of the courses, all of which I present. Whatever your faith, or if you have no faith, I invite you to watch the videos at www.prageru.com — the introduction and the Ten Commandments, or any one of the Ten. They are cleverly animated with text and graphics.
Here is the text of Commandment Six — explaining why the King James translation is wrong: You
would think that of all the Ten Commandments, the one that needs the
least explaining is the Sixth, because it seems so clear. It is the one
that the King James Bible, the most widely used English translation of
the Bible, translates as “Thou shall not kill.”
Yet the truth is
the quite the opposite. This is probably the least well understood of
the Ten Commandments. The reason is that the Hebrew original does not
say, “Do not kill.” It says, “Do not murder.” Both Hebrew and English
have two words for taking a life — one is “kill” (harag, in Hebrew) and the other is “murder” (ratzach in Hebrew).
The difference between the two is enormous. Kill means:
1) Taking any life — whether of a human being or an animal. 2) Taking a human life deliberately or by accident. 3) Taking a human life legally or illegally, morally or immorally.
I hope to see this on the walls of all my friends just for moral support.
This is from my nephew Edwin Seibel Nathan: For all my friends, whether close or casual, just because.
This is one
of the longest posts I will ever make, and one of the most real too.
Everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn't easy.
Just something to think about. Did you know the people that are the
strongest are usually the most sensitive?
Did you know the people who
exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know
the ones who take care of others all the time are usually
the ones who need it the most? Did you know the three hardest things to
say are I love you, I'm sorry, and help me?
Sometimes just because a
person looks happy, you have to look past their smile to see how much
pain they may be in. To all my friends who are going through some issues
right now--let's start an intentional avalanche. We all need positive
intentions right now. If I don't see your name, I'll understand.
ask my friends wherever you might be, to kindly copy and paste this
status for one hour to give a moment of support to all of those who have
family problems, health struggles, job issues, worries of any kind and
just needs to know that someone cares.
Do it for all of us, for nobody
is immune. I hope to see this on the walls of all my friends just for
moral support. I know some will!!! I did it for a friend and you can
too. You have to copy and paste this one, NO SHARING...
I will leave it
in the comments so it is easier for you to copy paste!
What seems odd is this obsession with Israel, with which she has no ties. Yet
this Baroness, who claims to be motivated only by moral outrage, is
considerably silent on the far worse moral outrages that go on day in
and day out in a country with which she does have ties — of which she
made a virtue while in office.
Yet Baroness Warsi ignores entirely
the horrific and continual human rights abuses in her own family's
homeland of Pakistan. Whether it is Christians being burned alive or the
practice of "bonded labor" (slavery), Warsi appears utterly
unconcerned. At present, a Christian mother of four is due to be hanged
What is far more important is that the obsessions and blind spots of
Baroness Warsi are the obsessions and blind spots being taught to a
generation. Read it all here......
On Nov. 29, 1947, a Saturday night, the entire Yishuv (the Jewish
community of pre-state Israel) held its breath. The tiny voice of
Brazilian U.N. General Assembly President Osvaldo Aranha blared from the
radios in every home. The agenda for the day: Resolution 181 on the
end of the British Mandate and the partition plan of Palestine.
Holocaust survivors, Jews who were kicked out of Arab lands, the many
waves of immigrants to Israel, the pioneers and those who immigrated
illegally all cast their lot with the promising institution that would
be a magnificent monument to the triumph of good over evil in World War
Sixty-seven years after that historical vote -- the U.N.'s shattered
dream lies before us. Over the years, it has gone from a monument of
victory to a memorial, a remnant of the hope that has vanished. Although
it was designed to prevent the reoccurrence of Nazi crimes, the U.N.
has become an international arena for Arab criminal bullying.
world attacked the Yishuv only hours after rejecting the outcome of the
vote, and it did not stop even after the thunder of the Napoleon cannons
subsided at the end of the War of Independence.The unification of
Arab and Muslim countries at the U.N. has created the foundation for a
120-state-strong anti-Israel diplomatic cartel.
In the first month after the UN vote, 118 Jews were killed and 217 were wounded.
On November 29, Arab UN delegations called the UN move
Ambassador Amir Arslan of Syria, proclaimed, “My
country will never recognize such a decision,” Jamali of Iraq objected
that Resolution 181, “Undermines peace, justice and democracy,” and
they and their Arab colleagues abruptly walked out the halls of the UN
in Lake Success, New York, in protest. Almost immediately, Arab labor strikes in Palestine were called, and acts of terror were launched against Jews.
In the first month after the UN vote, 118 Jews were killed and 217 were wounded. Civilians
were attacked on the streets, and convoys to cities were also attacked
as were medical clinics. Violence also extended into the Arab world.
In the Yemenite city of Aden, anti-Jewish riots broke out with reports
of 76 Jews killed and 74 wounded.
Soon, the Arab Legion of irregular troops led by Nazi trained
commandoes Hassam Salameh and Abdul Kader Husseini, nephew of the
infamous Mufti, Haj Amin Al Husseini,led the Arab war effort while
the surrounding Arab nations preferred to wait until the British
evacuation. On February 11, a bombing on Ben Yehudah Street in central
Jerusalem killed and wounded hundreds.
The Jewish State, not even officially re-born, was fighting for its existence.
Blazing Cat Fur : Every time you buy groceries from the supermarket it’s most likely
you’re paying an Islamic tax to the government of Saudi Arabia.
around 80 per cent of supermarket food produce from Australia’s largest and most iconic brands are Halal Certified. An
estimated 500 Australian based food companies pay this Islamic tax which
is passed on to you at the checkout.
This tax, masquerading as Halal Certification, is a modern version of
an Islamic tax called ‘Jizya’. It was first imposed by Muslims who had
conquered non-Muslims, who became subservient to Muslims, but did not
wish to convert to Islam.
They paid the tax in order to have their lives spared and were then
known as dhimmis. This institution has its roots in the origins of
Islam, 1400 years ago. Halal Certification fees can be viewed as a modern implementation of the Jizya tax on dhimmis via the supermarket shelf.
Iconic names and brands like Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, Cadburys,
Nestle, Kraft, Byron Bay Cookies, Kellogs, Sanitarium, Four and Twenty
pies are among the household names collecting this jizya style tax from
non Muslims in Australia.
Winds of Jihad: It took Turkey 100 years to eliminate the Christians…
Muslim Interfaith Outreach: On September 6-7, 1955 a carefully staged, government sponsored series of riots took place that caused irreparable harm to the Greek community of Istanbul, Turkey. The events, well documented by historians– Greek and Turkish alike. Source.
Blazing Cat Fur : The BBC reported that the Pope visitedthe BlueMosque in Istanbul as part of a three-day visit to Turkey.
Elder of Ziyon: The misery of Jews of Morocco, 1805
Monday, December 01, 2014
Today is Israel’s national day of commemorating Jewish refugees from Arab lands and Iran.
Muslims like to pretend that they treated Jews in their lands well
throughout history. As we have shown a number of times, that is not at
In some cases the Jews were treated reasonably, in others they
were treated horribly.
Ali Bey al Abbasi was a pseudonym of a European traveler who
disguised himself as a Muslim prince in order to explore the Muslim
world from Morocco to Mecca between 1803 and 1807.
Here is his account of the Jews of Morocco, from Travels of Ali Bey: In Morocco, Tripoli, Cyprus, Egypt, Arabia, Syria and Turkey:
Welcome to Fort Sam Houston: Saudi national with explosive materials in car detained after driving through gate without stopping
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Jihad Watch : “The
unidentified man was taken into custody and officials are still trying
to determine his motive.
Military officials are not calling this an
attempted terrorist attack.” Of course they aren’t. And no doubt it
wasn’t. Probably it’s just a traffic incident. He was on his way to a
fireworks display but got lost.
“UPDATE: Saudi National Detained at Fort Sam Houston,” KCENTV.com, November 23, 2014
In fact, Malays are
'pendatangs' like the rest of the races, namely the Chinese and Indians
in Malaysia relative to the Orang Asal. It is the Orang Asal of the
peninsula whose plight can be equated to that of the 'Red Indians' in
USA. When will this ex-CJ who is a disgrace to his profession stop spewing
his totally dishonest and racist drivel? The real threat to the Malays
are people like Abdul Hamid who support Umno and extreme Malay
organisations like Perkasa. Umno is a party which plunders the nation to
the tune of billions on a yearly basis, money which should be used to
uplift poor Malays. Malays instead are brainwashed into believing in imaginary enemies by
Umno and PAS who are the self-proclaimed 'protectors' of the Malays and
their faith. Malays are increasingly seeing through this sham scenario
and are rejecting Umno and PAS.
Australian jihadis “too fat” for the Islamic State
Friday, November 21, 2014
Who knew that you could be too fat to saw someone’s head off?
Jihad Watch : “Australian Jihadis ‘Too Fat For ISIS,'” by Andre Walker, Breitbart, November 17, 2014:
Two Australian jihadis are reported to have been told
they were too fat to join the ranks of ISIS terrorists. The 22-stone
brothers are said to have gone to Syria whilst claiming to their parents
they were heading for a holiday in Thailand.
They travelled from Western Sydney with two less rotund friends,
according to the Australian Muslim leader Dr Jamal Rifi. The brothers
are believed to have appeared in a video in which they literally attempt
to jump through hoops to improve their fitness.
Dr Rifi described the pair as “obese” and “unfit”. He told the Metro:
“They’re definitely not fit to fight, they don’t have any knowledge of
how to fight”. He said they were too “unfit to run in a field”. “They didn’t show any signs of radicalisation. They were good boys, which is why their mother is so shocked.”
Despite the amusing problem faced by the brothers, they do form part
of a growing group of Westerners committed to the violent struggle. A
number of European Union nationals are believed to have appeared in the
video of the murder of Peter Kessig, which appeared over the weekend.
The group were led by ‘Jihad John’ who never appears without covering
his face, but his accent has led most observers to conclude he is from
Campaign to boycott Halal food gains momentum in Australia
Blazing Cat Fur : A campaign to boycott Halal-certified food is gaining momentum acrossAustralia, with groups claiming that certification pushes up prices and the money goes towards funding terrorism.
A loose collection of affiliated anti-Halal, anti-Islam and nationalistic groups began the movement. Now, the biggest online group, “Boycott Halal in Australia”, has more than 36,000 members. Its carefully anonymous leaders keep a low profile, directing their
members to swarm target companies’ online profiles and boycott their
“Companies ask for feedback, but it appears they don’t like negative
feedback, alright?” one of the group’s leaders, Trish Delaney told 7.30. “I think it’s fair to say that people from all walks of life, should be able to ask are you Halal certified? It’s not a hard question.”
Let’s Face It, The Two-State Solution Is Dead (And Obama Helped Kill It)
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The Fedralist : Nothing in history or current reality could possibly lead an honest
observer to conclude that there’s a viable path to peace between
Palestinians and Israel.
Barring some dramatic exogenous event, this
isn’t about to change. Give it up. After the murder of five Jews Israelis (three of them American citizens and one of them a Druze)
this week, “people fired celebratory gunshots in the air … and praise
for God and the attackers poured from mosque loudspeakers soon after the
synagogue shooting,” reported The New York Times.
Fatah officials in Lebanon chimed in to let us know that: “Jerusalem needs blood in order to purify itself of Jews.” There were congratulatory message on Fatah’s official Facebook page and festive post-murder spree sweets for the kids. This celebration of death—whether dead babies or
dead rabbis, it matters not—doesn’t only illustrate the colossal moral
gulf that exists between these societies, it reminds us that any
Palestinian government inclined to entertain a viable agreement with
Jews wouldn’t last long, anyway.
Fatah, the thin thread that any workable agreement hangs on, is only in
power because it refuses to hold elections. (And, to be fair, when you
lose a campaign in Palestinian territories, there are no comebacks.)
But even this more moderate faction brings with it archaic menu of
nonstarters to the table. Arabs will not have meaningful control over
Jerusalem proper. Or any “right of return.” Or the ability to control
their borders as Sweden or Argentina controls theirs.
At least, not any
time soon. These are intractable disagreements. Every time the sides
revisit the negotiations, it ends in disappointment and, inevitably,
violence. And with each round, Palestinian society devolves further,
becoming increasingly radicalized and violent. So what’s the point? Read it all here...........
Another Beheaded American - Why did Obama use his coerced Muslim name?
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
National Review : The Islamic State beheaded another American this week. The Obama administration’s response revealed its stubborn determination to deny reality.
Peter Kassig was a former Army Ranger and emergency medical technician who was moved by the suffering of Syria’s civilians and returned to the region after his discharge to provide aid. He helped some of the 1 million Syrian refugees who have fled into Lebanon, using his own funds to buy supplies like diapers and other necessities, and driving an ambulance into Syria.
He was kidnapped in October of 2013.According to those who analyze such things, something went wrong with the video of Kassig’s beheading. It wasn’t caught on tape. We can speculate that the former Ranger had enough strength left to fight back. Perhaps his was not the only blood on the sand. In any case, ISIS felt obliged to offer video of Syrian soldiers’ beheadings instead, together with a tutorial on the history of the Islamic State, which began as a cell of al-Qaeda.
The Islamic State executioner joked over Kassig’s severed head, “He doesn’t have much to say.”
President Obama condemned the atrocity, saying that Kassig “was taken from us in an act of pure evil by a terrorist group.” He continued, “While ISIL revels in the slaughter of innocents, including Muslims, and is bent only on sowing death and destruction, Abdul-Rahman was a humanitarian who worked to save the lives of Syrians injured and dispossessed by the Syrian conflict.
”Hold on. Peter Kassig converted to Islam and took the name Abdul-Rahman, but only in captivity. President Obama’s insistence upon using his Islamic name reflects his continuing belief that by denying Islamic extremism, he can promote peace. “ISIL’s actions represent no faith,” he said, “least of all the Muslim faith which Abdul-Rahman adopted as his own.”
When someone converts at the point of a sword, in hopes of saving his life, is that “adopting the Muslim faith as his own”? Whom is Mr. Obama respecting by using the Islamic name — Kassig, or his executioners?
The New York Times explained it this way: “The president used the Muslim name that Mr. Kassig adopted after his capture, making the point that the Islamic State had killed a fellow Muslim.” If that’s the motive for using the Islamic name, it raises this question: Who does Mr. Obama imagine is unaware that the Islamic State kills Muslims? Certainly in the very tape confirming the beheading of Peter Kassig, ISIS provided graphic and high-definition evidence of the execution of 13 Syrian soldiers. They weren’t Baptists.
A recent UN report depicts widespread ISIS terror and horror across Syria and Iraq. “Executions have been recorded in Aleppo, Raqqa, Idlib, Al-Hassakeh and Deir Al-Zor provinces,” according to a Reuters account. “Witnesses saw scenes of still-bleeding bodies hanging from crosses and of heads placed on spikes along park railings.”
Dear Washington Post editors: Why was National Cathedral security so tight during Muslim prayers?
Blazing Cat Fur : Over the past few days, I have had quite a few people ask me what I
thought of the first-ever Muslim prayer service held inside the vault of
the Washington National Cathedral. Would GetReligion be “covering” that?
My response, of course, was whether they were asking for my personal take on this event, as an Orthodox Christian, or for my take on the media coverage of the event, which is what GetReligion is all about? Most meant the former, which isn’t all that relevant to what we do here on this blog.
Your GetReligionistas rarely critique reporters by name, since we
think editors also play crucial roles in the final product that ends up
in print or on the air. However, in this case I’d like to note that it
was interesting, and I think wise, that the Post editors assigned veteran
foreign correspondent Pamela Constable to this story.
She has years of
experience in Pakistan and Afghanistan and is also known as the author
of the book, “Fragments of Grace: My Search for Meaning in the Strife of South Asia. ”The informationthat made it
into the story was solid, although at several points I wanted to know
more – such as the actual doctrinal content of the sermon scholar
Ebrahim Rasool, South Africa’s U.S. ambassador. In each case, I found
myself wondering if these vague spots were the result of editing or the
values of editors in the newsroom.
The West’s unreasonable, incomprehensible war on Jews is getting old. Why? What is the sense of this?
Blazing Cat Fur : Four Rabbis were murdered at a
synagogue in Jerusalem during morning prayers.
It does not get more
depraved than that. Several others were injured in the savage attack,
and after police arrived and killed the two Arab
terrorists responsible who were screaming, “Allahu Akbar,” a CNN
reporter wrote of the massacre with the headline:
“Israeli police shot
dead two Palestinian civilians.” Those two “civilians” were the
assailants in the attack.
This is what Israel has to contend with. But it is not only the media fueling Jew hatred. It is world leaders. President Obama was compelled to make a statement. After all, three of the Israeli Rabbis murdered in cold blood held dual-American citizenship.
Jerusalem’s Latest Terror Four dead, and Abbas equivocates, again.
National Review : Today’s murders of four Israelis — via two hatchet- and gun-wielding Palestinians — at a west Jerusalem synagogue, threatens to re-ignite the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.
Three of the four victims held dual American citizenship; in addition to the murders, at least eight Israelis were wounded. Another report suggests that a Palestinian was also wounded by Israelis in Jerusalem today.While definitive responsibility isn’t yet clear, it appears that the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) may have been involved in the terror attack.
Left-wing secularists who reached their apex in the 1960s, they have since been sidelined by the theocrats of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Regardless, this attack clearly represents a major escalation. The IDF have already undertaken detention operations in the Palestinian city of Ramallah, and Prime Minister Netanyahu has warned of a “heavy” response.
Here’s the context to today’s events: In recent weeks, tensions at Jerusalem holy sites have increased dramatically. Of particular note, Palestinian attackers have used cars as weapons in two attacks against Israeli citizens. This strife has two direct causes: religious and political.
On the religious front, Palestinians have been enraged by efforts from elements of the Israeli religious Right to gain prayer rights at the Temple Mount. Central to Judaism’s creation theory, but known in Islam as al-Haram al-Sharif, the Temple Mount also houses two major Islamic holy sites.
One, the al-Aqsa Mosque, is believed by Muslims to be the place from which Mohammed ascended into heaven. Recognizing this sensitivity, the Israeli government allows only Muslims to pray there. However, on October 28, Yehuda Glick, a Jewish activist pushing for greater access, was shot and nearly killed.
In a populist fervor, Palestinian leaders from across the political spectrum (including President Abbas) welcomed and lauded the attack. In response, Israel restricted access to the site. That escalated tensions substantially, and on Sunday, Netanyahu warned that Abbas’s populist reactions were inciting violence.
Muslim addresses Church of England synod for first time, saying Muslims who did not adhere to extremist ideologies had suffered in greater numbers
Fuad Nahdi (front row centre) addresses members of the Church of England’s Synod in central London, on November 18, 2014 (AFP Photo/Leon Neal)
Blazing Cat Fur : London (AFP) – A British Muslim addressed a Church of England synod for the first time on Tuesday in a discussion with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on the suffering of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria.
Fuad Nahdi, head of Radical Middle Way, a think tank involved in inter-faith dialogue, recited an Islamic prayer and greeted the Anglican gathering with the words “salaam aleikum” (Peace be with you).
Nahdi branded violent Islamist
jihadists as “idiots” and condemned discrimination against Christians,
but said that Muslims who did not adhere to extremist ideologies had
suffered in greater numbers. “The persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria is heinous and totally unacceptable to any sane human being. But we should not forget that the Muslims have borne the brunt of these extremists,” he said.
“Thousands if not tens of thousands have died in the past couple of
years and they will continue to die if we pretend to ignore it,” the
Kenya-born campaigner, who was dressed in a blue robe and cap, told
hundreds of assembled delegates.
other words, that was a waste of time. This man is certainly not
interested in reforming Islam, but simply looking for other things to
blame for the violence. True, Muslims have also been victims, but that
only makes the need for reform even greater.
Mahmoud Abbas' disgusting "condemnation" of synagogue slaughter
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
EoZ : Early this morning, Palestinian Arab terrorists entered a synagogue during prayers and went on a murder spree, killing four worshippers and injuring six more, using a gun, meat cleaver and an ax.
Unlike all of the recent attacks by knife or car, in this case Mahmoud Abbas issued a "condemnation."
His words shows exactly what a disgusting human being he is.
Here was his entire statement:
The president always condemns killings of civilians from any party
whatsoever, and condemns the killing of worshipers today in one of the
houses of worship in West Jerusalem, and also denounces all violent acts
no matter what their source is, and demands an end to the ongoing
incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the provocative acts by Israeli
settlers as well as incitement by some Israeli ministers. The presidency also confirms that it is time to end the occupation and
end the causes of tension and violence, affirming our commitment to a
just-based solution on the basis of a two-state solution, in accordance
with the resolutions of international legitimacy, and maintain an
atmosphere of calm and understandings that have been made with King
Abdullah II and Foreign Minister American John Kerry in Amman.
This is not a condemnation. This is an anti-Israel polemic that uses a
terror attack as a hook in order to issue a statement slamming Israel an
blaming all Arab terror on the victims.