The victims, now adults, have filed a civil lawsuit against the school over its alleged response to the reports of sexual abuse. Sgt. Carlos Corretjer, of the Pembroke Pines Police Department, told the Sun Sentinel that
an investigation is ongoing into the disturbing allegations against
Tariq Ahmad, 35.
So far, officers have been unable to locate him. Ahmad is accused of forcing two teen girls, who were aged 14 and 15 at the time, into sexual relationships.
How ‘bout a little less Muslim outreach, and a little more science, NASA?
Antares rocket explodes seconds after lift off from a commercial launch
pad at Wallops Island, Virginia Picture: REUTERS/Matthew Travis/Zero-G
News Blazing Cat Fur : Now we can add NASA to a long list of incompetent, failed federal government agencies.
One by one, they are falling like dominoes under the leadership of King Obama and his Rasputin. Every well respected federal agency of these United States has been
ruined by an agenda of political correctness and anti-American
priorities. NASA is the latest agency to show its true cards of
incompetence. Never mind that the rocket was using a Russian engine.
The real issue is the sad fact that America’s greatness has been
squandered in an effort to save the world from Obama’s dreamed up racial
guilt. In his mind, every minority or anti-Christian group is owed a
huge debt by the United States for its horrible past of atrocities and
greed. Therefore, Obama’s priority has been to siphon off the awesome
capabilities of this country to redistribute to the rest of the world.
Texas: Muslim plasters Houston with Islamic State stickers
Jihad Watch : The Islamic State has declared jihad against the U.S. and called for
the murder of American civilians and military personnel.
If he had been
plastering an American city with swastikas during World War II, would
the FBI have been as sanguine as it is about this fellow? “This Man Has Been Plastering Houston With ISIS Stickers,” by M.L. Nestel, Vocativ, October 27, 2014 (From Pamela Geller):
At a time when the FBI is on high alert for signs of ISIS
allegiance in the U.S., a bearded man in Texas has been proclaiming his
support for the militant Islamic group in some fairly conspicuous ways.
Adam Abdulrahman has been wearing ISIS garb around town, staging
pictures in public places of American flags next to ISIS flags, and
posting his critiques of American culture on YouTube.
Here he is assuming what all Western leaders
assume: that the Islamic State is perverting the true teachings of
Islam, and that these Muslim leaders will be eager to show that to be
But it is increasingly clear to everyone that this is just
whistling in the dark: even the Guardian sees through it. “US Envoy: To Defeat ISIS, We Must Highlight ‘Our Profound Respect’ for Islam,” by Patrick Goodenough, CNS News, October 29, 2014 :
In a new documentary video entitled UNRWA Goes to War, journalist
David Bedein builds a seemingly incontestable case against UNRWA,
showing the close symbiotic relations between it and the terror group
The video shows that not only did UNRWA schools serve as repositories
for rockets in the last Gaza war, and not only were rockets launched
from places adjacent to UNRWA institutions – the students at the schools
are themselves educated to hate Israel and aspire to destroy it.
Bedein launched a scathing attack on UNRWA in a video he produced and
published three years ago, earning a furious rebuttal from the UN group.
“While the UNRWA slogan is 'Peace Starts Here,' a more appropriate slogan would be 'War Starts with UNRWA,'” the film charges. It
shows footage of what it says are UNRWA elementary school students
participating in military-style displays in plain sight of their
teachers, in afterschool activities organized by Hamas.
They asked him nicely to cut it out: “He has been asked to
desist from such things, and if he is found indulging in such activities
again, a specific case will be booked and he will be arrested.”
The lure of the caliphate continues to be strong for all too many
Muslims worldwide: “Hyderabad police arrests TN man for trying to join
ISIS,” PTI, October 29, 2014 :
A 30-year-old former Google employee, who was allegedly
plotting to join the Islamic State (ISIS) ranks in Iraq, has been
detained by Hyderabad Police. Software engineer Munawad Salman, hailing from Tamil Nadu, got
attracted to jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
through social media networks and had planned to join its forces, a
senior police officer said on Wednesday.
Salman, who had worked at the Hyderabad office of technology giant
Google before quitting his job around seven months back, was picked up
on Tuesday following inputs that he was making efforts to procure a visa
to Saudi Arabia from where he allegedly planned to flee to Iraq, he
UK: Muslim chemistry teacher pleads guilty to attempting to join the Islamic State
Jihad Watch : Jamshed Javeed was an “intelligent, well-educated family man.” UK
officials are scratching their heads, trying to figure out how he was
Religious fervor? Nah, that can’t be it… “Teacher Jamshed Javeed admits Syria terror offences,” BBC, October 27, 2014:
A chemistry teacher has pleaded guilty to two Syria-related terror offences. Jamshed Javeed, 30, of Levenshulme in Manchester, accepted he
intended to travel to Syria to join rebels fighting against the
government. Javeed, who taught at Sharples School in Bolton, admitted two counts of engaging in conduct in preparation of terror acts.
He was remanded in custody after the Woolwich Crown Court hearing and will be sentenced in December. Prosecutors say Javeed was arrested by counter-terrorism officers
last December while preparing for a trip to Syria to join terror group
Islamic State (IS), also known as Isis. His family had earlier tried to stop him by taking and hiding his passport but he obtained a replacement document.
The teacher is said to have become rapidly radicalised from
living an ordinary Western lifestyle to becoming someone determined to
fight in the Middle East, having changed his appearance and behaviour
from August 2013.
Denmark: Muslims beat man with bottle for calling Islam “violent”
Jihad Watch : (B. after his meeting with three Muslim “asylum seekers”) Translated by Nicolai Sennels, via 10news.dk (click for more news and donation):
Friday night B. was sitting in his garage in the city of
Randers with a friend. The garage is used as a smoking room and they
were also drinking a few beers.
Three Chechen asylum seekers aged 20-30
passed by, and the Danes offered them a beer and a cigarette. Two of
them disappeared for a moment, and B. talked to the third in English.
They talked about the reasons for their flight to Denmark. B. said
frankly that he believed that Islam was “evil and violent.” When the
other two came back, the Chechen told his two friends about this, after
which one of the Chechens went crazy with a bottle while shouting: “So
you hate Islam.” B. was beaten twice in the head with a full bottle, and had to have
nine stitches. His friend got similar treatment.
Sweden: Police point out 55 Muslim-dominated areas where “criminals” have taken control of the area
Jihad Watch : (Muslims in New Sweden surrounding and intimidating local police in Sharia-controlled zone of Husby…)
With well over 100,000 more Muslims arriving every year, Sweden
is changing rapidly. There is no chance that the country can integrate
so many Islamic refugees and immigrants, and as a consequence, they
create their own settlements with their own values.
More Jihad Watch
articles on Sweden here. Translated by Nicolai Sennels, via 10news.dk (click for more news and donations):
A new report from the Swedish National Police Board shows
that the number of criminal networks are increasing. And now they are
no longer only in major cities, but in 55 areas spread across 22 cities.
They are especially in vulnerable areas where many immigrants live.
is very bad in the southern suburbs of Stockholm, for example,
Sodertalje (Muslim-dominated area), but also Northeast Gothenburg
(Muslim-dominated area) is subject to this phenomenon. Common for such
areas is that the criminals are trying to take control of or affect the
citizens and the surrounding area. …
“The criminal gangs are trying to find policemen and identify them
and follow them both to and from work in an attempt to scare these
policemen, and that is completely unacceptable,” he told Swedish Radio. …
In addition to regular shootouts, there are also blatant drug
dealing, extortion and internal gang conflicts, with serious violence
incidents in public places, the report reads.
It means that people are scared and therefore do not dare contact the police or testify in court.
UK: Muslim child sex exploitation “now normal in parts of Greater Manchester”
Jihad Watch : This report doesn’t mention it (which in itself is telling), but 75%,
and probably more (since it is so politically unacceptable to report
such things), of these rape and sexual exploitation gangs are “Asian,”
which is British Newspeak for “Muslim.”
Despite the continuing horror of
these revelations, the British continue to take this with equanimity,
for to resist it would be “racist” and “Islamophobic.”
“Child sexual exploitation ‘now normal in parts of Greater Manchester’: report,” by Helen Pidd, the Guardian, October 29, 2014 : Sexual exploitation of vulnerable children has become the
social norm in some parts of Greater Manchester, fuelled by explicit
music videos and quasi-pornographic selfies, an MP has warned.
So what is Malala buying? More rockets fired at Israeli civilians.
More genocidal jihadi bloodlust from “Palestinian” children in these
schools. By this action she is proving to be as worthy a Nobel Peace
Prize winner as Yasir Arafat. “Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai Donates $50,000 for Gaza Schools,” NBC News, October 29, 2014 :
In any case, all the reports on this
incident are cryptic in one way or another. This one brings up the fact
that authorities are monitoring Muslims who have expressed intentions to
join the Islamic State, but then says that it isn’t known if Andunnur
was one of them or not.
But in any case, the traffic stop was part of a
national security investigation, and clearly, for whatever reason,
Abdunnur didn’t want to be stopped.
“Ottawa traffic stop part of RCMP national security probe,” by Shaamini Yogaretnam, Ottawa Citizen, October 29, 2014: A chaotic Ottawa police traffic stop on Bank Street in
which a plainclothes Ontario Provincial Police officer fired a single
shot at a man was part of an RCMP national security investigation, the
Citizen has learned. The RCMP’s Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) has
been monitoring south Ottawa resident Luqman Abdunnur, 39, with the
assistance of the OPP’s surveillance unit.
“Have Islamist jihadis declared world war?” By Tarek Fatah
Toronto Sun : A year ago when the words ISIS and ISIL had not yet entered our vocabulary, writing in this space I asked the question:
“Have Islamist jihadis declared world war?”
Well, now it seems this war has come to the shores of Canada with an attack by a follower of Islamic State.
Canadian Army Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent
One of the soldiers died Tuesday in hospital while the second is now considered out of danger.
The jihadist who committed this act of terrorism was known on Twitter
as “Abu Ibrahim AlCanadi,” where he used the ISIL flag as his picture. Among the 53 people he followed were supporters of ISIL, who
propagate jihadist ideology and believe in imposing Sharia law as the
supreme law on earth. If there was any doubt about Couture-Rouleau’s motives, it ended when
Quebec’s TVA Nouvelles reported Couture-Rouleau called a 911 dispatcher
and explained he was “acting in the name of Allah.”
Lost in the horror of these murders that some are still referring to
as a “possible” terrorist attack, was the news on Saturday that three
Muslim girls of Somali heritage, who wanted to travel to the Mideast and
join ISIS in Syria as wives of jihadis, were back home and free. The Toronto Star reported the teenage girls’ parents had tipped off
the RCMP, who arranged to apprehend the teens in Turkey and return them
What was particularly disturbing was that instead of arresting and
charging these three ISIS recruits, the RCMP simply sent them back into
the community, under the care of their parents. The Star quoted their families’ lawyer saying, “The parents felt
comfortable in contacting police to prevent the young girls from ruining
their lives.” He said Somali community leaders are happy the RCMP has not
prosecuted them and hopes, instead, to glean intelligence from the case
which will stop others. In my view, this is multiculturalism taken to its worst extreme.
Twenty years ago, would the RCMP have released teenage IRA recruits back into the care of their parents? We now have three teenage girls who apparently believe in the ISIS
doctrine of armed jihad and who flew out of the country to join it,
walking freely about our city, while the rest of us have no information
as to who they are or what to look out for. As someone who has received death threats from Islamists as late as
two weeks ago, and who in 2011 received a threat from a teenage Somali
girl when I was hospitalized, perhaps I am a bit paranoid.
However, after Couture-Rouleau used a car as his weapon to kill his conception of the “infidel”, I have every reason to be. After all, I have been called an “apostate” in the past by Islamists, an offence punishable by death in Islam. What is also worrisome is that no other newspaper, TV or radio host
(other than myself) has followed up on the story of the three ISIS
I asked the three major Toronto mayoral candidates if they were aware
the RCMP had not charged or arrested these three young ISIS recruits
living in their city. Not one has answered the question.
Why does no one remember the Assyrian victims of Turkey’s Christian holocaust?
Jihad Watch : Islamic
supremacist never acknowledge responsibility for any wrongdoing.
Erdogan government is energetic in working to silence and discredit
anyone and everyone who tells the truth about these mass murders. “Why
Does No-one Remember the Assyrian Victims of Turkey’s Christian
Holocaust?,” by Uzay Bulut, International Business Times, October 28, 2014:
You may have heard of the Armenian genocide. You’ve
probably heard of Stalin’s starvation of the Ukrainians, and the
atrocities committed by the European empires in Africa. You’ve
definitely heard of the Holocaust. Yet chances are you’ve never heard of the Assyrian genocide, even
though this was just as brutal and costly. It was perpetrated alongside
the Armenian massacre, yet only one of the twin programmes has lived on
The Assyrian genocide occurred 100 years ago, and decimated a people
whose territory stretched from the areas now known as Iraq, Turkey,
Syria and Egypt. Today, this very same area is the world’s fiercest
conflict zone, the wounds which opened a century ago showing no sign of
healing. Which makes it all the more important that we remember the horrors inflicted on the Assyrians all those years ago. Ethnic cleansing.
Historians today describe the Assyrian Genocide as a programme of
extermination carried out by the Ottoman Empire upon the Chaldean,
Syriac and Assyrian populations. All three peoples were Christian, and
the Ottomans attempted to wipe them out during a wider ethnic cleansing
campaign, which also included the Armenian and Greek genocides. The Assyrian extermination campaign actually lasted from 1914 to
1923, Turkey’s rulers carrying on the killing long after their empire
had been dismantled. The death toll varies depending which historical
scholar or record you consult.
Ezra Levant discusses the Islamic State’s victory over Kobani and Obama’s lies about it.
Vlad Tepes : When we published the Islamic State propaganda video yesterday about
the taking of a city of over 1.8 million people, Kobani, and the
American propaganda saying that they had been repelled, I had mixed
feelings about it.
I wasn’t sure what was true and what to say about it
all other than if it is true, it mattered. Ezra did a rather good job of discussing many aspects of this exact issue today.
After any terrorist attack, why is the first instinct of liberals to downplay it?
Their first reflex is to deny that it’s terrorism at all.Nidal
Hasan, a Muslim U.S. soldier, shot 13 fellow soldiers to death at Fort
Hood while shouting, “Allahu Akbar.” Yet the Pentagon declared the
attack “workplace violence,” not terrorism.
The next liberal reflex is to deny that an attacker is Muslim.
Last month there was a terrorist-style beheading in Oklahoma City. Media
reports called the suspect “Alton Nolen.” Which was the name his mother
gave him. As opposed to the name he took for himself after he converted
to Islam: Jah'Keem Yisrael. Media showed old pictures of him dressed as
a factory worker, rather than his own Facebook pictures showing him in
flowing Muslim robes and head-coverings.
The third liberal reflex is to say a terrorist attack was just the act of a madman. That was the early spin in Canada for last week’s terrorist murders. Clearly Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was insane, they said.
The fourth liberal line of defence is to say the attacker is a lone wolf.And
indeed, the terrorists listed above committed their murders by
But Nidal was in e-mail contact with al-Qaida; the Canadian
terrorists communicated with other extremists, including by Twitter.
This weekend the RCMP announced Zehaf-Bibeau had “numerous” other
interactions that they are investigating. The attacking terrorist may have been a lone wolf. But each was part of a larger wolf pack. Read it all here........
Blazing Cat Fur : Barack Obama is given to making extraordinary pronouncements.
of the more dramatic assertions seldom are based on facts, reason, or
reflection. Put aside, if you can, the hyperbole which often accompanies
wishful thinking about domestic social problems; poverty, public
education, and public health. The President’s public rhetoric on foreign
policy, questions of national security, is unique, bordering on the
To paraphrase Jack Kennedy; getting it wrong at home might
be tragic, but getting it wrong abroad could be fatal. The other day, President Obama claimed that the Islamic State in Iraq
and Syria (ISIS) was not Islamic, a little like claiming that the
Vatican has nothing to do with Catholicism. Put aside for a moment the
illogic of using the phrase “Islamic State” and then denying the
adjective in the next breath.
If ISIS is not Islamic then the Crusades and the Reformation were not
Christian. If ISIS is not Islamic then the French had nothing to do
with the Great Terror. If ISIS is not Islamic then Russians had nothing
to do with totalitarian Communism. If ISIS is not Islamic then Germans
had nothing to do with National Socialism or the Holocaust.
Britain puts armed soldiers at London tourist attraction after Canada attack
the Household Cavalry parade during the Trooping the Colour ceremony at
Horse Guards Parade in London June 14, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Luke
Blazing Cat Fur : (Reuters) – Armed soldiers have been deployed at a top tourist attraction in the heart of London’s government
district as a precautionary measure after an Islamist gunman attacked
the Canadian parliament last week, a military source said on Tuesday.
The source told Reuters that the decision to deploy the troops at the
entrance to Horse Guards Parade in London’s Whitehall was not motivated
by a specific threat but was designed to be a visible deterrent.
Large throngs of tourists gather each day at Horse Guards, a short distance from Prime Minister David Cameron’s official residence, to watch the ceremonial changing of the guard. The source said the decision had been taken by a local military
commander in response to events in Canada last week, when a soldier
standing guard at an Ottawa war memorial was fatally shot by a man
police said was a radical recent convert to Islam who then charged into the parliament building…
But it is all worth it! For our idiotic leaders, it is “Diversity über alles”. Don’t even think of slowing down those precious diverse individuals arriving daily on our shores.
Letter to editor, Hamilton Spectator: We need to be aware of Middle East events
Blazing Cat Fur : Canada forever changed after Hamilton corporal struck down (Column, Oct. 23)
The horrific lethal terror attack by Islamist “convert” (his father
is a Libyan Muslim) Michael Zehaf-Bibeau against Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and
our Parliament is an attack on all Canadians and an attack against
It follows the murderous attack in Quebec against Warrant
Officer Patrice Vincent, carried out by a convert to Islam, Martin
Couture-Rouleau . I hope the end result will be a more realistic, honest appraisal of
the ideology behind terrorism, a more complete readiness to target
terrorism, and a more careful screening of those who share the ideology
of hate that is ingrained in a large part of the world where people are clamouring to get into Canada.
I also hope that we will become more attuned to what is
going on in the Middle East where, on that same day, a Hamas terrorist
drove his car into a crowd near a light rail station in Jerusalem and
killed three-month old baby, Chaya Zissel Braun, and injured nine
others. We are not on the front lines here as they are in Israel. Israel
stands alone, often excoriated and criticized for defending itself.
criticism is part of the terrorists’ plan to discredit and demonize those who dare challenge their ideology, authority
and conquest. The war on terrorism is also a war against propaganda and
lies that requires a de-legitimization of their terrorist belief
Gary Gerofsky, Dundas
Islamic State recruiter: “It is every Muslim’s duty to fight those of a different belief until only Allah is worshipped around the world”
Jihad Watch : “Interview with an Islamic State Recruiter: ‘Democracy Is For Infidels,'” by Hasnain Kazim, Spiegel Online, October 28, 2014:
He calls himself Abu Sattar, appears to be around 30
years old and wears a thick, black beard that reaches down to his chest.
His top lip is shaved as is his head and he wears a black robe that
stretches all the way to the floor. He keeps a copy of the Koran, carefully wrapped in black cloth, in his black leather bag.
Abu Sattar recruits fighters for the terrorist militia Islamic State
in Turkey. Radical Islamists travel to Turkey from all over the world to
join the “holy war” in Iraq or Syria and Abu Sattar examines their
motives and the depth of their religious beliefs. Several Islamic State
members independently recommended Abu Sattar as a potential interview
partner — as someone who could explain what Islamic State stands for.
Many see him as something like an ideological mentor. He only agreed to an interview following a period of hesitation. But
after agreeing to a time and saying he would name a place in due time,
he let the appointment fall through. The next day, though, he arranged
another meeting time, to take place in a public venue. And this time, he
appears: a man with brown eyes behind frameless glasses. He seems
self-confident and combative. He orders a tea and, throughout the duration of our meeting, slides his wooden prayer beads through his hands.
SPIEGEL ONLINE: As-salamu alaykum.
Abu Sattar: Are you Muslim?
SPIEGEL ONLINE: Why does that matter? Religion is a private matter for me.
Abu Sattar: Then why did you say “as-salamu alaykum”?
SPIEGEL ONLINE: Because it means “peace be with you” and I see it as a friendly greeting.
Abu Sattar: So you’re not a Muslim. I knew it!
SPIEGEL ONLINE: Why is Islamic State so eager to divide the world into believers and infidels? Whydoes Islamic State see everything as either black or white, “us against the world”?
Abu Sattar: Who started it? Who conquered the world and sought to subordinate all foreign cultures and religions? The history of colonialism is long and bloody. And it continues today, in the shape of Western arrogance vis-à-vis everyone else. “Us against the rest of the world” is the formula that drives the West. We Muslims are now finally offering successful resistance.
SPIEGEL ONLINE: You are spreading fear and horror and are killing innocents, most of them Muslim. You call that successful resistance?
Pakistan: Muslim mob torches Ahmadi shops and homes, murders woman and two girls over blasphemy claims Pakistan: Muslim mob torches Ahmadi shops and homes, murders woman and two girls over blasphemy claims
Jihad Watch : In
Pakistan and elsewhere, Sunnis viciously and violently persecute
Ahmadis as heretics and apostates.
Yet in the West, Ahmadi spokesmen
such as the viciously arrogant and spectacularly rude Qasim Rashid and
the ostentatiously pious and unctuously reptilian Haris Zafar make a
tidy living allying with their persecutors and aiding and abetting their
sinister agenda by telling non-Muslim audiences what they want to hear —
that Islam doesn’t actually have any of the doctrines that Sunnis
invoke to persecute Ahmadis and others.
And indeed, Ahmadi Islam doesn’t
— but Rashid and Zafar don’t bother to mention to their marks that they
represent a form of Islam that is held by an actual tiny minority, and
one that is rejected by the mainstream and persecuted by it as
heretical. The only effect of their endless stream of articles and books
purporting to prove that Islamic texts and teachings don’t actually
contain material justifying violence and supremacism will be to render
Infidels complacent and less likely to resist that violence and
supremacism, or at least less likely to do so in any genuinely effective
Ahmadi Muslims will continue to suffer because of the laws about
apostasy, heresy and blasphemy that Rashid, Zafar and other Ahmadis deny
exist instead of confronting and calling for genuine reform — but that
doesn’t seem to trouble them. “Blasphemy: Mob attacks Ahmadis, kills woman, 2 girls in Pak,” PTI, October 28, 2014:
Two-thirds of Muslims in Egypt, Morocco, Indonesia and Pakistan support unifying all Muslim countries in caliphate
Jihad Watch : The
Islamic State has proven to be much more appealing to young Muslims in
Western countries than al-Qaeda or other jihad terror groups ever were.
As I have pointed out many times, this is because of the attraction of
the idea of the caliphate, the supranational unity of the Muslims in a
Now the BBC has noticed, slipping this salient detail into
the fourth paragraph of a generally accurate historical overview of the
caliphate and its significance.
“What’s the appeal of a caliphate?,” BBC, October 25, 2014 :
The last caliphate – that of the Ottomans – was
officially abolished 90 years ago this spring.
Yet in a 2006 Gallup
survey of Muslims living in Egypt, Morocco, Indonesia and Pakistan,
two-thirds of respondents said they supported the goal of “unifying all
Islamic countries” into a new caliphate.
Hamas-linked CAIR’s Ibrahim Hooper compares Bill Maher to Grand Dragon of the KKK
Jihad Watch : This whole Bill Maher controversy is as illuminating as it is
The way that Leftists and Islamic supremacists operate in
order to demonize and destroy anyone who dares speak the truth about
Islam and jihad is on full display: first, they claim that someone who
points out that Islam has doctrines encouraging violence and supremacism
is “calling all Muslims terrorists” and charge him or her with racism
Then they proceed as if those charges are already
established as true, and demand that the truth-teller be denied a
platform, canceled from speaking engagements, etc., because of this
racism and bigotry. The next step, if the Islamic supremacist campaign to get Maher
disinvited from Berkeley succeeds, will be to use their victory as
evidence of the correctness of their claims, when in fact it is only
evidence that many event organizers and public officials don’t like
controversy and will make whatever concessions they need to make so as
to avoid it.
If the campaign succeeds, then a few months from now, when
Hamas-linked CAIR is trying to get Maher canceled from some other event,
“Honest Ibe” Hooper will say, “The University of California at Berkeley
was so disgusted with Maher’s bigotry that they canceled his planned
appearance as their fall commencement speaker…” Then a few more
cancellations, and it will look as if all decent folk are shunning Maher
out of disgust with his “hatred,” when all that is really going on is
the victory of Hamas-linked CAIR’s intimidation and smear tactics.
National Review : A few weeks ago, when actor Ben Affleck’s precious little tirade on the evils of “Islamophobia” presented Bill Maher with the rare opportunity to play the villain on his own television show, I thought perhaps Maher might learn something from the experience.
As I can attest from personal experience, it is rather lonely in the Token Conservative’s chair, the audience’s ruthless ideological conformity and the tendency of the bookers to flood the stage with disciples rather than apostates combining to engender a hostile environment for the heretics.
At one level, it is an invigorating experience: The Alamo comes to mind. At others, it is futile, attempts to puncture the bubble being met by a wall of hastily strung-together buzzwords that are intended primarily to identify the speaker as a “racist” or an “ignoramus” or as a lackey for the rich and the well-connected.
Unlettered as his contribution was, that Affleck had pushed Maher into the corner and given him a solid taste of his own shtick struck me as being an interesting development indeed. Perhaps, I mused, he might notice what shouting does to public reason?
Philadelphia: Muslim leaders demand arrest and execution of Bangladeshi politician for insulting Muhammad and Islam
Jihad Watch : It
all started in late September, when Bangladesh’s Posts,
Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Abdul Latif
Siddique criticized the hajj and the Islamic supremacist group Tablighi
Jamaat: “Latif Siddique says he is ‘dead against’ hajj, Tabligh,” New Age, September 30, 2014 :
Posts, telecommunications and Information technology
minister Abdul Latif Siddique on Sunday made derogatory remarks on hajj,
a main pillar of Islam, and said he was dead against hajj and Tabligh
For that, Latif Siddique was fired from the Bangladeshi government.
But the controversy didn’t end there. In Bangladesh, Muslims by the
thousands demonstrated in the streets, demanding his death. And a group
of Muslim leaders called for Latif Siddique to be hanged. They made this
call in…Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Brian Whitaker is a notorious dhimmi columnist in a publication and a
country that is thick with them, and yet even he, and the Guardian, are
beginning to notice that the Islamic State is not as singular as the
political and media elites insist.
Sometimes reality breaks through,
despite their best efforts to keep it out. “Most Arab states share Isis’s ideology. They’re trying to have it both ways,” by Brian Whitaker, the Guardian, October 28, 2014:
The Storm of Karbala - Beware the Day of Ashura. By Tom Rogan
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
National Review : Around October 10, 680, following his defeat at the Battle of Karbala, Husayn ibn Ali was beheaded by the Umayyad caliphate, and his followers and family were killed or enslaved.
Husayn’s execution is central to Shia Islamist theology. Each year, his death is recalled in a ceremony of mourning on the Day of Ashura (the tenth day of the month of Muharram, which this year falls on November 3). While the majority of Muslims, Shia and Sunni alike, regard Husayn as a
bold leader who suffered grave injustice, for adherents of the extremist
veins of Salafi Islam, Husayn is a scourge against the ordained order.
Believing Shias are apostates who must be subjugated, Takfiri
groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaeda regard Husayn’s death as an
everlasting call to arms: a reminder that their mission to purify the
earth has not yet been completed. And so, as we approach November 3, the Islamic State is looking toward
Karbala. Home to one of Shia Islam’s holiest sites, the Shrine of
Husayn, Karbala represents a mouthwatering target for an Islamic State
that revels in its destruction of Shia holy sites.
As I noted recently,
the Islamic State’s battlefield strategy is evolving. Desperate for a
regional sectarian war between Sunnis and Shia, the group’s leader, Abu
Bakr al-Baghdadi, a.k.a. Caliph Ibrahim, is using car-bomb terrorism
against Iraq’s Shia population. Karbala is a major target
of these attacks. The self-declared caliph is focusing on these attacks
for two simple reasons.
First, with millions of Shia pilgrims traveling
to Karbala for the run-up to Ashura and the 40 days of mourning that
follow it, culminating in the Arbaeen, al-Baghdadi knows the highways
leading to Karbala will be packed with potential corpses. Second, Iran
is providing a complicating factor by sending troops to defend some Shia
Aware that he can’t overwhelm these cities with military force,
al-Baghdadi seeks to repeat in Karbala what al-Qaeda in Iraq
perpetrated in 2006, when it attacked the Shia al-Askari shrine
in Samarra. That incident ignited sectarian bloodletting that cost
thousands of lives while forcing Iraqis into a death choice of Shia vs. Sunni identity.
This Hamas affiliated Facebook group with 1.9 Million “likes” (almost 4
times as many as the Times of Israel), shared a story about a bus crash
in Nepal. At the time of writing, this post has more than 9000 likes, 850 shares, and 850 comments.
Because 2 Israelis died in the crash.
“If it bleeds it leads” is a well known aphorism about journalism. I
guess if it’s Jewish and it bleeds that’s even better for Palestinians.
What we learned this week though, is something I have been saying all
along – these people do not differentiate. They want to kill everyone
who is not one of them: Christians, Jews, Muslims, Indians, it really
does not matter to them.
Canada is learning a lesson that the entire
Middle East learned in the 7th century, and that Israel has been
learning since its inception: that Fundamentalist Islamic ideology is
not just dangerous to its neighbors, its dangerous to everyone. The
European Union is finding this out in a harsh way and now its come to
our land, and if we ignore it, we will lose everything that makes our
I am President of an organisation that we started to fight back against
this. One Nation Society for Democracy, (Onenationsfd.org) is a group
that will advocate for Canadian Rights and Values. We refuse to accept
the erosion of everything that makes this country great. At our
launch event in Calgary Alberta, we are bringing in 2 speakers – Melanie
Philips and Father Raymond deSouza – who will speak about how Europe is
currently going through some serious issues with the influx of Islamic
fundamentalists and how we can work to prevent those issues in Canada.
is truly an issue that affects all of us. Acknowledgement of the issue
is the first step, education is the next, and then we must mobilize and
work for change.
Canadian gunman who shot dead soldier recorded video message before attack that reveals it WAS a meticulously planned act of terror, police say
Blazing Cat Fur : A gunman who shot and killed a soldier at Canada’s national war
memorial and then stormed Parliament before he was gunned down had
prepared a video recording of himself that reveals his ideological and
political motives, police claim.
The footage of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, which is yet to be released, is
said to confirm investigators’ fears that this was a meticulously
planned terrorist attack.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson said in a statement they have “persuasive evidence that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau’s attack was driven by ideological and political motives”.
Why our “messaging” won’t stop terror. By Ralph Peters
National Review : The educated, privileged, and protected believe, against millennia of evidence, that all human problems can be resolved through discussion.
We might as well expect Atlantis to rise from the sea at the solstice, teeming with wizards and ad-free social media. Throughout history, the only effective response to remorseless force has been resolute force. Strategy’s prime currency is blood.
We’d prefer to chat.
The latest vogue in Washington is a bastard, idiot child of liberal parentage, of the “non-judgmental” Left’s conviction that Iran can be talked into giving up any thought of nuclear weapons; that Vladimir Putin will succumb to our logic and vacate Ukrainian territory; and that people who hate each other (with good reason) can be cajoled to resurrect Iraq.
Our folly has grown so absurd that terrorist chieftains find it cause for merriment. When President Obama insisted in a public response to ritual beheadings that “That isn’t Islam!” the leaders of the Islamic State Caliphate (which, pace Obama, is all too real) collapsed in laughter. After wiping tears of mirth from their eyes, they mocked our chief executive exuberantly, asking when Mr. Obama became a qadi, an Islamic judge, or a Koranic scholar.
Consider our president’s utter lack of perspective (to say nothing of his self-importance):
If the king of Saudi Arabia announced that Americans weren’t true Christians, how would we respond? And no, Obama’s childhood contact with syncretic Javanese Islam did not make him an expert on the stultifying bigotries and cruelty of Islam as practiced in its dreary heartlands. Like it or not, the Islam of al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, Jabhat al-Nusra, and the rest is, indeed, a branch of the faith — because Muslims believe it is.
Neo-Wahhabi fanaticism certainly is not all of Islam, but we lack the authority, credibility, or evidence to declare it un-Islamic. If Muslim fanatics justify their atrocities by citing the Koran, befuddled presidents and nervous prime ministers don’t get to contradict them.
Kerry didn’t only fail to rebuff this dangerous allegation when it was
sounded by the “regional leaders” with whom he so cozily hobnobbed.
Kerry actually quoted Arab aspersions, giving them resonance and
official endorsement. And he didn’t just echo Israel’s enemies but added his own
editorializing commentary to reinforce their Israel-connection
“People need to understand the connection of that. And
it has something to do with humiliation and denial and absence of
dignity.” Here Kerry treacherously crossed a redline, in a calculated move that
should send chills down the spine of every thinking person. Kerry intimated that by refusing to commit collective suicide, Israelis abet the nastiest menace to the civilized world.
The subtext ought to be clear even to this non-erudite secretary of state. In essence, blaming the blameless for what they have no involvement in
is as morally reprehensible as the mid-14th century scapegoating of
Europe’s Jews during the Black Death. Right across the Continent, the
recommended remedy was to accuse Jews of poisoning the wells.
With adaptations, this remains the undisputed conventional wisdom. As
Hamas avers and as Kerry chummily chimes in, when anything goes wrong
the instant surefire remedy is to blame the Jew. The 14th century lives
on in 21st century Washington. Read it all here.............
The decision by the most prestigious opera house in America
to produce an opera that mainstreams Jew-hatred and anti-Jewish
terrorism is a great victory for elitist anti-Semitism.In the world
of elite anti-Semitism, Jews are told that truth is but a narrative.
Jewish history and rights have no more merit – indeed less merit – than
the lies of Jew-haters.
And if Jews dare to object to the
propagation of lies against them, they open themselves to the easy
accusation that they seek to stifle free speech. The goal of elitist anti-Semitism is to erode the right of Jews to have and promote Jewish rights and interests. This
is done by demonizing those who defend Jewish rights and advance Jewish
interests, while elevating and romanticizing the lives and largely
false narratives of those who seek to destroy Israel.
The Met’s singular contribution to the cause of elitist anti-Semitism
is the prestige its production of The Death of Klinghoffer confers on
the cause. Another dam has been breached. Another safe zone has become a no-go zone.
The Lone-Wolf Canard Move along, no terrorism to see here.
National Review : In Modern Times,
his sweeping history of the 20th century, Paul Johnson recounts how
Einstein’s theory of relativity, a strictly scientific principle, was
contorted into relativism, a loopy social phenomenon, through a permanent campaign of serpentine rhetoric.
It is, as Roger Kimball explains in The Fortunes of Permanence,
a classic example of how a sensible concept or term of art that helps
us grasp some narrow aspect of reality can end up distorting reality
when ripped from its moorings and broadly applied.
Another good example is “lone wolf.”
Thursday afternoon, newscasters have incessantly told us that the late
and unlamented Zale Thompson was a “lone wolf.” Thompson was the
32-year-old Muslim from Queens who attacked four New York City police
officers with a hatchet on Thursday, breaking one’s arm and critically
wounding another with a gash to the head.
Reading off the familiar script, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton insisted that “nothing we know at this time would indicate” a connection to terrorism. This, despite Thompson’s Facebook page on which he portrayed himself as a mujahed
warrior superimposed on Koranic verses and called for “guerilla
warfare” against the United States.
Evidently, it is just one of those
“violent extremism” coincidences that this “lone wolf” strike —
translation: non-terrorist strike — occurred soon after the Islamic State urged Muslims in the West to “attack the soldiers of the tyrants and their police force.” In
addition to Americans, Europeans, and Australians, the Islamic State
lists the “infidels” of Canada among its enemy “tyrants.”
“lone wolf” jihad followed hard upon two separate “lone wolf” attacks in
Canada this week. First, Martin Couture-Rouleau plowed a car into two
soldiers, killing Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent. Then, Michael
Zehaf-Bibeau shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo to death at the National War
Memorial in Ottawa before spraying bullets inside Parliament (but
fortunately killing no one else). Each “lone wolf” was killed in the
aftermath, and each was reportedly a “recent convert to Islam.”
The Poison Tree - We must recognize jihad for what it is.
National Review : Last month, addressing the U.N. General
Assembly, Benjamin Netanyahu made a connection between the Islamic State
These terrorist entities, Netanyahu said, have a lot in
common. Separated by geography, they nonetheless share ideology and
tactics and goals: Islamism, terrorism, the destruction of Israel, and
the establishment of a global caliphate. And yet, Netanyahu
observed, the very nations now campaigning against the Islamic State
treated Hamas like a legitimate combatant during last summer’s
“They evidently don’t understand,” he said, “that ISIS and Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree.”The State Department dismissed Netanyahu’s metaphor. “Obviously, we’ve designated both as terrorist organizations,” said spokesman Jen Psaki. “But ISIL poses a different threat to Western interests and to the United States.” Psaki
was wrong, of course. She’s always wrong. And, after the events of the
last 48 hours, there ought not to be any doubt as to just how wrong she
As news broke that a convert to Islam had murdered a soldier and
stormed the Canadian parliament, one read of another attack in
Jerusalem, where a Palestinian terrorist ran his car over passengers
disembarking from light rail, injuring seven, and killing
three-month-old Chaya Zissel Braun, who held a U.S. passport.
Jacob was renamed Israel after spending a night
wrestling with God’s angels. Struggling and arguing with the idea of God
is what characterizes man’s relationship with Him in the Torah. Abraham
talks back to God, arguing humanity’s case. This perpetual shifting and
negotiating, new reaching out to the Divine is mirrored in the way the
Bible is put together and how Jews and Christians learn to study it.
wrestle with God by wrestling with the text, trying to assemble the
pieces in new and better configurations, building on the sages who have
come before us. In Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchk’s The Lonely Man of Faithhe
shows how this movement back and forth is built into man’s nature as
reflected in the two creation stories that start Genesis. Both describe
man’s orientation to God and it is our challenge to shift back and forth
Another traffic incident in Canada just a
few days ago. Odd coincidence: both drivers were devout Muslims who
killed Infidels “in the name of Allah” (as the Canadian bad driver put
Meanwhile, also in Canada, a mentally ill man shoots up the
Parliament building and murders a soldier. And in New York City, a man
wielding a hatchet injures several police officers.
coincidence: both the Canadian mentally ill man and the New York
hatchet-wielder were also devout Muslims. The father of the former waged
jihad in Libya, and the latter called for armed revolt in the U.S. But
you must put all of these odd coincidences out of your mind right now.
We know that none of this can have anything to do with Islam, and that
greasy Islamophobes are the only ones who think otherwise. “Memo from US Consulate refers to Jerusalem terror attack as ‘traffic incident,'” by Itamar Eichner, Ynet News, October 24, 2014:
Nigeria: Muslims storm two churches, murder 31 Christians as they worshiped
Jihad Watch : “The
attack on Christians in Taraba state is a planned genocide against
Christians by Islamic insurgents who have invaded the southern part of
the state, inhabited mostly by Christians, since February.”
But as long
as no “Islamophobia” is being committed, the world will little note nor
long remember this. “Muslim Extremists Kill 31 Christians in Taraba State, Nigeria,” Morning Star News, October 24, 2014:
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed Muslim
extremists stormed two churches in Taraba state on Sunday (Oct. 19) and
killed 31 people as they worshipped, a church leader said. Two pastors, one pastor’s son, and 28 other Christians were slain in
the attacks in the villages of Gindin Waya and Sondi, said the Rev.
Caleb Ahema, president of the Christian Reformed Church of Christ in
Nigeria. Ahema said the onslaught was the seventh attack on Christian
communities in Wukari Local Government Area since February.