National Review : There is a mass exodus of Christians from
the Iraqi city of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq.
fanatics who have taken over the city, calling themselves the Islamic
State, issued an ultimatum to the city’s Christians earlier this month,
saying that if they did not leave
by Saturday, July 19, they “must convert to Islam, pay a fine, or face
‘death by the sword.’”
As of Tuesday, most of the city’s estimated 3,000 Christians had fled. Further,
the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, had marked homes and
businesses owned by Christians with a red, painted ن (pronounced
“noon”), the 14th letter of the Arabic alphabet and the equivalent to
the Roman letter N. The ن stands for Nasara or Nazarenes, a pejorative
Arabic word for Christians.
The ن is now being shared on social media as a symbol of solidarity with the Iraqi Christians forced to flee their homes. The Catholic blog Rorate Caeli has wrote, the Islamists “mean it as a mark of shame, we must then wear it as a mark of hope. . . . You may kill our brethren and expel them but we Christians will never go away.”
Gazaganda - Who's really winning the Hamas/Israel media war?
National Review : Italian-Palestinian journalist and former MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal caused an uproar this week with comments about American media’s “disgusting” pro-Israel bias.
Ronan Farrow invited Jebreal and the Daily Beast’s Eli Lake to discuss to conflict in Israel. Farrow mentioned Secretary of State John Kerry’s hot-mic comment, in which Kerry sarcastically called Israel’s military policy “a hell of a pinpoint operation.”
He asked his guests what they thought of this gap between “American officials’ public versus private thoughts when it comes to Israel.”
Jebreal responded with a rant about how American media is “disgustingly biased” against Palestinians.
Footage of Hamas Terror Attackers Being Sploded To Kingdom Come
Friday, July 18, 2014
Blazing Cat Fur : IDF forces identified approximately 13 terrorists attempting to
infiltrate Israel through a terror tunnel constructed by Hamas.
tunnel led underground from the southern Gaza Strip towards the southern
Israeli community of Sufa. IDF forces thwarted the terror attack, preventing the terrorists from attacking an Israeli kibbutz.
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down by a missile team operating
in separatist-controlled territory proximate to Ukraine’s Russian
border. Rebels in this area have a recent record of engaging aircraft.
Second, Ukraine’s government has limited military presence where MH 17 was lost. Third, multiple sources (admittedly of varying reliability)have linked the attack to pro-Russian rebels. Fourth, it takes more than a thug with a grudge to knock down a plane flying 33,000 feet above the Earth.
As I’ve explained before,
any antiaircraft engagement, let alone one at such altitude, takes “the
collection and application of intelligence, the patience to hold fire
until the critical moment, and the use of Russian surface-to-air”
capabilities. The Donetsk rebels are agents of Russian policy. If
they are responsible for downing Flight MH 17, Russia will bear
Malaysia Flight Shot Down U.S. intelligence tracked missile launch.
National Review : A surface-to-air missile shot down a Malaysia Airlines flight in
eastern Ukraine today, killing all 285 passengers aboard, U.S.
intelligence officials have told the Wall Street Journal.
A Ukrainian official has accused
pro-Russian separatists in the area, where the Ukrainian government has
been trying to suppress militants over the past few months, of using a
SA-17 “Grizzly” missile to shoot down the plane. The militants have denied
shooting it down. Reportedly, all three sides of the conflict — the
Russian government, the Ukrainian government, and the Russian-backed
rebels — have SA-17s.
American intelligence agencies told the WSJ
that they aren’t exactly sure where the missile originated, but Fox
News reports that they’ve ruled out the idea of its coming from the
Ukrainian government. They aren’t shy about the possibility of
Russian-government involvement: “If the separatists shot it down, it
couldn’t have been done without Russian assistance,” an official told
The Kyiv Post reports that the Ukrainian state intelligence agency, the SBU, has released recordings of Russian-backed Cossack militants talking on the phone 20 minutes after the crash, explaining how they’d shot down a civilian plane. (One of the militants is allegedly a Russian military-intelligence officer.)
Pakistani Diplomats to the UK Accused of Abduction, Rape
Dawn : The British Foreign and Commonwealth office (FCO) disclosed a list of the most serious alleged offences committed in 2013 which included representatives from Pakistan accused of child abduction and rape, according to a report published in The Independent.
The accused men were among foreign diplomats suspected of 14 crimes — who are entitled to diplomatic immunity and thus protected from British law.
Two Saudi men were arrested for drink-driving and have escaped prosecution despite the fact that the crime entails brutal lashings in their own country.
A diplomat from Kuwait — where alcohol is banned — was also accused of drink-driving.
FCO minister, Mark Simmonds had on Tuesday presented to the British parliament the list of diplomats, who had allegedly committed ‘serious and significant’ crimes. Read it all here...........
Hurriyet : Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attacked a Shiite mosque in Istanbul last week, a human rights association has claimed in report, refuting official statements about the incident.
On July 8, a fire caused significant material damage at the Muhammediye Mosque in the Esenyurt neighborhood of the city. Three Qurans and a 300-volume hadith collection were destroyed in the fire at the mosque, which belongs to the local community from the Ja’farite school of Shia Islam.
Turley’s Human Rights Association (İHD) prepared a report on the incident based on the testimonies of witnesses and official statements.
The findings of the report were announced to the public on July 15 in a press conference at the İHD headquarters in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu neighborhood.
The report quoted Seçkin Çengeloğlu, a local police chief, who ruled out the possibility of arson. He described the fire as “a coincidence” that occurred during a burglary in which the clock of the mosque was stolen by a local drug user acting alone. Read it all here.....
The Daily Star : The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said Thursday it was investigating after finding 20 rockets hidden in one of its vacant schools in the Gaza Strip.
It condemned the incident as a "flagrant violation" of international law and said the rockets had been removed and the "relative parties" informed.
"Yesterday, in the course of the regular inspection of its premises, UNRWA discovered approximately 20 rockets hidden in a vacant school in the Gaza Strip," the agency said in a statement.
"UNRWA strongly condemns the group or groups responsible for placing the weapons in one of its installations," it continued.
"This is a flagrant violation of the inviolability of its premises under international law." Read it all here.....
Chad : Tormented residents have told how a nuisance neighbour who walked
into a church “dressed like a terrorist” and plagued a neighbour with
references to the murder of soldier Lee Rigby made their lives a misery.
Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard how Mohammed Dar,
52, of Ley Gardens, Alfreton, walked into the New Life Church, in
Alfreton, on Remembrance Sunday masked in a headscarf and bandana
enscribed with the words God is Great in Arabic.
Dar also stalked
neighbour Louise Mountford and preyed on her by stating Lee Rigby, who
was murdered by Islamic extremists, had deserved to die. After Dar
was jailed for 24 weeks, a Ley Gardens Residents Group spokesman said:
“His behaviour, extremist views and actions have seriously affected our
quality of life, frightened elderly residents and our children. Read it all here..........
The Truth about Gaza - Hamas’s madness must be exposed.
National Review : Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza
ceasefire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at
Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually
telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges,
so-called roof knocking. “Here’s the difference between us,”
explains the Israeli prime minister. “We’re using missile defense to
protect our civilians and they’re using their civilians to protect their
Rarely does international politics present a moment of
such moral clarity. Yet we routinely hear this Israel–Gaza fighting
described as a morally equivalent “cycle of violence.” This is absurd.
What possible interest can Israel have in cross-border fighting?
Everyone knows Hamas set off this mini-war. And everyone knows Hamas’s
proudly self-declared raison d’être: the eradication of Israel and its Jews.
Apologists for Hamas attribute the bloodlust to the Israeli occupation
and blockade. Occupation? There is not a soldier, not a settler, not a
single Israeli in Gaza. Does no one remember anything? It was less than
ten years ago that worldwide television showed the Israeli army pulling
diehard settlers off synagogue roofs in Gaza as Israel uprooted it
settlements, expelled its citizens, withdrew its military, and turned
every inch of Gaza over to the Palestinians.
There was no
blockade. On the contrary. Israel wanted this new Palestinian state to
succeed. To help the Gaza economy, Israel gave the Palestinians its
3,000 greenhouses that had produced fruit and flowers for export. It
opened border crossings and encouraged commerce.
The whole idea was to establish the model for two states living peacefully and productively side by side. No one seems to remember that simultaneous with the Gaza withdrawal, Israel dismantled four smaller settlements in the northern West Bank as a clear signal of Israel’s desire to leave the West Bank too and thus achieve an amicable two-state solution.
And how did the Gaza Palestinians react to being granted by the Israelis what no previous ruler, neither Egyptian, nor British, nor Turkish, had ever given them — an independent territory? First, they demolished the greenhouses. Then they elected Hamas. Then, instead of building a state with its attendant political and economic institutions, they spent the better part of a decade turning Gaza into a massive military base, brimming with terror weapons, to make ceaseless war on Israel.
Algemeiner : Data published by Al Jazeera on Monday shows that in its ongoing
operation in Gaza Israel killed mainly combatant-age males, not women or
children, according to CAMERA, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle
East Reporting in America, contradicting media reports that tried to
paint Israel’s Operation Protective Edge as indiscriminately killing
In a study published on Monday, CAMERA said that a close read of the data “shows that, as in past hostilities, the fatalities are
disproportionately [compared to the overall population] among young
males, which corresponds with the characteristics of combatants. Males
over 40 years old are also disproportionately represented. Some of the
fatalities in those over 40 years of age likely represent senior members
of terrorist organizations.” Read it all here.........
“India: Dalit Women gang raped by Muslims, commit suicide”
National Daily India : “July
16, 2014 (Agencies) Lucknow: A Dalit Muslim woman was gang raped by
suspected Muslim perpetrators, when a politics of Dalit-Muslim unity is
gradually worsening the situation of Dailts in Uttar Pradesh by their
greedy Muslim counterparts.
A massive outrage broke-out in Uttar
Pradesh Hathras district post a 22-year-old gang-rape victim, who was
set afire after raping, succumbed to her injuries. Furious people of the
district staged protests and burnt the buses, trucks and other vehicles
passing by the roads. They were expressing their fury as police hadn’t
taken any steps against the accused and they were still roaming freely.
Public Protest with the body of the gang rape victim, in a demand to
arrest and punish Muslim Perpetrators.
Uttar Pradesh Police said that on July 12, five men visited the victim
at her husband’s home in Etawah and told her that her brother had sent
them to fetch her. She was to accompany them to her parents’ home in
Purvi Naurangabad near Sikander Rao in Hathras, they said. The
unsuspecting woman went with the five men, who were later joined by two
Telling about the tragedy, victim’s father said that his daughter was
set on fire after being gang-raped. He further revealed that he somehow
doused the fire and rushed her to the hospital, where doctors told him
that his daughter was 90 percent burnt and had very less chances of
The sources have confirmed that Mahila Police Station in-charge also
went to the hospital to record victim’s statement in which she disclosed
the names of the accused.
However, the police didn’t show any haste in
arresting the accused.
However, police lackluster approach in the case has irked the people of
the district and they have begun expressing emotions violently on the
roads. They were present at the roads along with the dead body of the
victim.” Read it all here.............
Gatestone Institute : "The guards don't run the prison, Islam does." — Tommy Robinson, upon his release from prison.
"The state is finding it harder to do its most basic duty, which is to protect the public." — UK Home Secretary Theresa May.
The court heard how he doused his wife with gasoline and set her on fire. His defense attorney told the jurors, "He wasn't being listened to, he wasn't being obeyed."
Tablighi Jamaat -- a fundamentalist Islamic sect opposed to Western values such as democracy and equal rights, but committed to "perpetual jihad" to spread Islam around the world -- is fighting a no-holds-barred battle to build a massive mosque complex in West Ham, a neighborhood in the East London Borough of Newham.
Critics say that attracting investments from Muslim investors is spurring the gradual establishment of a parallel global financial system based on Sharia law.
Islam and Islam-related issues were omnipresent in Britain during the month of June 2014. They can be categorized into three broad themes: 1) The British government's growing concern over Islamic extremism and the domestic security implications of British jihadists in Syria; 2) The continuing spread of Islamic Sharia law in all aspects of British daily life; and 3) Ongoing questions of Muslim integration into British society. Read it all here................
Those “positive achievements” don’t include doing a thing to stop this sort of thing, even in modern, moderate Turkey. “Hostilities at Catholic Church in Istanbul, Turkey Leave Parishioners Fearing Worse,” Morning Star News, July 15, 2014:
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Members of a
Catholic church in Istanbul fear an attack after Muslims verbally
assaulted and threatened them during a baptismal service and destroyed
church property in the last two months. After two incidents at St. Stephanos Church, parishioners said they
are waiting to see if hostilities will escalate into violence during
what remains of Ramadan, when religious persecution has been known to
increase in Muslim-majority areas.
The annual Ramadan, an Islamic month
of day-time fasting, ends in Turkey on July 28.The two previous attacks have caused some members of an
already small congregation to stop participating in services, at least
temporarily. In May a group of young men under cover of darkness
destroyed audio equipment, stole other items and set a fire in the
building, and on June 15 Muslim intruders pushed their way into the
baptismal service and yelled obscenities, with one brandishing a knife
and threatening to stab a parishioner.
Why comparing Israeli and “Palestinian” death totals is misleading
Jihad Watch : The mainstream media is filled these days with “death toll” counts on
both sides: “Palestinian” deaths numbering well over 200 now, and
Israeli deaths totaling only one — as if this shows that the Israelis
are acting unjustly and the “Palestinian” jihadis are innocent victims.
Here are several key reasons why that is not the case. “Five reasons why
comparing Israeli and Palestinian death totals is a misleading way to
judge the conflict,” by Philip Klein, Washington Examiner, July 16, 2014:
One of the most common and misleading tactics deployed
against Israel by its critics is to compare the number of dead Israelis
and dead Palestinians, and use the figures to portray Palestinians as
victims of Israeli aggression. Vox’s Max Fisher, who is on a campaign to convince people that Israel
bears primary responsibility for the absence of peace in the region,
pushed the argument this week to show that the conflict was “lopsided.”
The Legal Insurrection blog has rounded up other examples of liberals
and critics of Israel making similar arguments emphasizing comparative
National Review : Hamas is an acronym for the Arabic translation of “Islamic resistance movement.” Its logo
blends Palestinian nationalism (flags) with the total destruction of
Israel (painted green) and the physical-theological liberation of
Jerusalem (the Dome of the Rock). The intended narrative is clear: valiant nationalism, geographic liberation, and Islamic purity.
in reality, Hamas is a movement of totalitarian zealots. After winning
elected power in 2006, Hamas proceeded to destroy Palestinian democracy
by massacring its Fatah opponents.Since then, it has allowed Gaza to drown in raw sewage and economic
collapse. And now, a slave to its own ideological idiocy, Hamas is
burying its people in blood.
Over a week ago, Hamas had an opportunity
to avoid this conflict. It could have stopped firing rockets into Israel
and avoided Israeli military reprisals. Instead, it celebrated the murder of Israeli teenagers, ignored political pressures on Netanyahu, and persisted in its rocket attacks on Israeli civilians. Unsurprisingly, Israel responded with force. Hamas
has now doubled down on this strategic stupidity:
hundreds of punishing air strikes, the group rejected a cease-fire
accord brokered by Egypt. Its military wing, made up of the group’s most
fanatical followers, promised an “increase in ferocity.” Netanyahu had
quickly and publicly accepted that cease-fire, doing so against
significant pressure in his own cabinet.
Hamas’s Asymmetric War Killing civilians from behind human shields.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
National Review : The Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas today refused
an Egyptian-backed ceasefire to end its war against the Jewish state.
The hallmark of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge against Hamas rocket
fire is the asymmetric nature of its response to Hamas’s attack.
Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, neatly captured his
country’s dilemma: “We use missiles to protect civilians; Hamas use
civilians to protect their missiles.”
Hamas is a kind of
Palestinian version of the bloodthirsty al-Qaeda spinoff ISIS. The same
anti-Western radical-Islamic nihilism animates Hamas combatants. In a
highly illuminating article, Major-General Ed Fitch, who served in the
Canadian Armed Forces from 1966–2009, explains
the challenges faced by Israel:
“Counter-terrorism has reached a level
of complexity, speed, and moral dilemmas the likes of which were
unimaginable a century ago. Post-9/11, Western forces operate in highly
complex environments, with plain-clothed terrorists embedding themselves
among and exploiting their civilian populations.”
Slandering Israel - The Palestinian ‘Genocide’ Lie
National Review : ‘Here’s the difference between us,” Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained on Fox News Sunday.
“We’re using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.”
It’s a classic talking point. It’s also objectively true, and that truth is very frustrating for Israel’s critics.
All one needs to do is delve into the muck of Twitter and read the timelines for such hashtags as #GazaUnderAttack and #GenocideInGaza:
“They’re killing the women and children to ensure there won’t be a new generation of Palestine.” “One Holocaust can NEVER justify another.”And let’s not even talk about the globally trending hashtag #HitlerWasRight.
Of course, it’s not just on Twitter. Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the feckless Palestinian Authority, recently condemned Israel for committing “genocide” in Gaza.
For decades, political cartoonists and cartoonish politicians have been jaw-jawing about how Israel now wears the SS uniform.
This too is basically a talking point — and a very old one. But this one is plainly a lie.
If the Israelis are, or have ever been, interested in genocide, they are utterly incompetent at it. As slanders go, it’s almost funny, like the old paranoid delusion that George W. Bush was simultaneously an idiot and a criminal mastermind.
On the one hand, the Israeli military is supposed to be ruthlessly competent and determined to wipe out the Palestinians. On the other, the Palestinian population has grown more than 100 percent since 1970. The population in the Gaza Strip has grown nearly threefold since 1990. The Palestinians themselves expect the population to double over the next two decades. “Genocide” is a loaded political term, but under any remotely reasonable definition, shouldn’t those numbers be going the other way?
In the photo, Azizul is smiling.Eldest son Ammar, 12, expressionless, has his left shoulder gripped tightly by the dad who beat him with a rotan in Sweden and was jailed for it. Is Ammar apprehensive of more beatings ahead? Who knows? As far as anyone knows, there are many in Malaysia who believe caning of children is recommended. “Spare the rod and spoil the child.”
But for not praying?
Second son Adam, 11, is also expressionless, and also has his left shoulder gripped tightly by Azizul. Azizul is clearly a tactile "hands-on" dad and there are no laws against corporal punishment in Malaysia where rotan plants grow wild. Azizul says he'll never return to Sweden. Take that, Sweden! Eldest child, daughter Aisyah, 14, looks calm. Her rotan-administrator is her mother Shalwati who has been sentenced to Swedish jail till September 29. So she will be "free" till after then.
Aisyah holds youngest boy Arif, 7, protectively - she will not let it happen to him, if she can help it.
A strange saga of rotan-wielding normal-looking Malaysians who suddenly found themselves miscreants in far-off Sweden and their weird First World ideas on corporal punishment.
Why was there so much fuss over them, one wonders?
Malaysians who believe in following laws and rules so much, and who were not above making the laws go their way every once in a while.
Suddenly, coming up against strange foreign law-abiding egalitarian societies where our oft-contrived laws, laws conferring privilege from birth, no longer were any use, where the Police and Judiciary were quite, quite impartial – oh, my God! – a strange, strange feeling of unreality, poor things!
Pallywood: Hamas Uses Horror Movie Still of Headless Girl in Miniskirt to Depict Gaza Casualties on Social Media
Eye On The World : Headless girl in a miniskirt? How many girls wearing miniskirts are there in Gaza? Screenshots and a video are in the link.
As Hamas supporters are being called out on Twitter for posting photos
of Syrian casualties from 2012 as victims of the Israeli Army in Gaza in
2014, Israel advocacy group StandWithUs on Tuesday posted a clip from
Hollywood horror flick ‘The Final Destination 4′ that was used to create
another fake that circulated widely on Facebook falsely depicting
Israel killing civilians. More...
The author at a hearing on her case at the Jerusalem District Court, September 18, 2011
Blazing Cat Fur : Held captive to depravity I knelt, gagged and bound, and waited to be
I remember the fusion of the fragrant pines and the stench of
bile trapped under the rag around my mouth. I remember hearing the songs
of the birds and the terrified whimper of my friend. I remember a bright light; a machete glinting in the sun. Beauty and the
beast, sanctity and savagery were the unfathomable backdrop of those
moments, an eternal epoch that has not allowed, like other memories, for
normative absorption with the passing of time. I had never contemplated being brutally murdered. Who does? At only
forty-six years old even death had barely crossed my mind. It was half
an hour of madness so debilitating that even the moments necessary for
preparing myself for death were strangled by the dread of the manner of
my imminent execution. I recall looking to Heaven and begging the sun
not to set, and seconds later witnessing the unthinkable: A human being
hacked to death before my very eyes.
Police are increasingly complaining about attacks and
lack of respect from citizens. A Turkish official from Duisburg tells
why migrants are especially problematic.
Multiculturalism has failed. When the patrolman Kalle B. gets out of his patrol car, he must be
ready for anything. It is mostly minor incidents, but the police
commissioner from Duisburg can quickly end up in an exceptional
Even the slightest occasions can lead to life-threatening
situations: traffic checks, background checks, recording of accidents,
everyday business — everywhere there are dangers for civil servants. …
Often, the police had to withdraw because the situation became too
dangerous and the reinforcements are delayed. “It is becoming
increasingly aggressive in some districts. You think twice whether you
should control the traffic. I’ve had moments where I thought, I hope I
get out of here in one piece,” says Kalle B.
Sharia Sudan demolishes church, bans construction of new churches
Jihad Watch : Islamic
law forbids the Christians who live as subjugated dhimmis under the
hegemony of the Muslims to construct new churches or to repair old ones,
so that their communities will remain in a perpetual state of decline.
“Sudan bans construction of new churches,” Pravoslavie, July 13, 2014 :
Sudan has prohibited the construction of any new church in the country which has been under an Islamic regime since 1989. The Sudanese Minister of Guidance and Religious Endowments Shalil
Abdullah announced that the government will henceforth not issue permits
for the building of churches in the country.
Minister Shalil Abdullah told the press on Saturday that the existing
churches are enough for the Christians population remaining in Sudan
after the secession of South Sudan in 2011. He pointed out that South Sudan is now an independent country with a
majority of its people being Christians, and that the number of
Christians still in Sudan is small.
Israel attacked on 4 fronts, 3 of which it previously withdrew from for “peace”
Jihad Watch : Reuters reported today that “at least one rocket fired from Lebanon hit northern Israel on Monday….The rocket was fired from the area around the southern city of Tyre, Lebanese security sources said.”
AFP noted that “a rocket fired from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights on Sunday.” Rockets from Gaza continue to hit Israel despite the Israeli defensive actions.
And according to Al Arabiya, “Egyptian security thwarted on Sunday an attempt to launch two rockets from Sinai at Israel.”
Israel withdrew from southern Lebanon in May 2000. Prime Minister
Ehud Barack’s government thought that the withdrawal would show that
Israel was serious about making peace, and would bring to an end the
relentless attacks against Israel at the United Nations and in the
Israel withdrew from Gaza in September 2005. Prime
Minister Ariel Sharon’s government thought that the withdrawal would
show that Israel was serious about making peace, and would bring to an
end the relentless attacks against Israel at the United Nations and in
the international media. Israel withdrew from the Sinai Peninsula by
1982 as part of the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty resulting from the Camp
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin’s government
thought that the withdrawal would show that Israel was serious about
making peace, and would bring to an end the relentless attacks against
Israel at the United Nations and in the international media. Israel carried out all three of these withdrawals in pursuit of peace. But peace never came.
Bangladesh: Muslims attack Catholic convent, beat and try to rape nuns
Jihad Watch : Because
the nuns are Infidel women, they can lawfully serve as “captives of the
right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50) for Muslim men.
Sheikh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni declared
in May 2011 that “we are in the era of jihad,” and that meant Muslims
would take slaves.
In a subsequent interview he elaborated: Jihad is only between Muslims and infidels. Spoils,
slaves, and prisoners are only to be taken in war between Muslims and
infidels. Muslims in the past conquered, invaded, and took over
countries. This is agreed to by all scholars—there is no disagreement on
this from any of them, from the smallest to the largest, on the issue
of taking spoils and prisoners.
The prisoners and spoils are distributed
among the fighters, which includes men, women, children, wealth, and so
on. “Bangladesh Christians in uproar over convent attack and assaulted nuns,” Catholic Online, July 14, 2014 :
“Palestinian” rep to UNHRC: Israel warns civilians before attacks, we don’t
Jihad Watch : “I am not a candidate in any Palestinian elections,” says Ibrahim
Khreisheh, “so I don’t need to win popularity among the Palestinians.”
In other words, he can speak the truth beyond the endless barrage of
“Palestinian” jihadi propaganda. His claims about Israel are nonsense,
although international bodies are now so anti-Israel that he may be able
to push them at the International Criminal Court; however, he knows
that if he does, there is a much stronger case against the
“Palestinians.” “Envoy to UNHRC on Palestinian ICC Hopes: Israelis Warn Civilians Before Attacks, We Don’t,” MEMRI, July 9, 2014:
Somali convert in Sweden: Sweden might experience a bloody civil war
Jihad Watch : I met lovely Mona Walter
at a press conference in the Danish parliament a short time ago. A
Swedish Ayaan Hirsi Ali in her own way. Being a convert in Islamized
Sweden and even speaking out publicly about it and against Islam is
exceedingly brave. Via 10news.dk, translated from Uriasposten:
She lives in Gothenburg and came to Sweden from Somalia
at age 20 in 1994 … Immediately after her arrival, Mona Walter – that is
her name – was visited by local imams, who explained to the young woman
that she had cover her body and visit the the mosque more often.
she heard how the learned men preached hatred of Swedish society and
holy war against the infidels. She was disappointed and angry. She
wanted to be a Swede, she wanted to be integrated, and she married an
ethnic Swede and broke out of the ghetto and converted to Christianity.
But today she fears for her daughters’ future. Not in Somalia, but in
… Friday, she visited Copenhagen during the presentation of Lars Hedegaard’s book Muhammad’s Girls,
now published in Swedish, which tells a broader story about women’s low
status in Islam and the high levels of violence and rape that follow
from this. … Mona Walter has no doubt that Sweden will be forced into a
bloody civil war within a decade or two, if a public debate does not
take place, and if it does not become possible to criticize the insane
mass immigration to Sweden from Muslim countries.
On the one hand,
negative sentiments against Muslims will grow; on the other hand, the
proponents of Islam and the gangs will get stronger.
There is no moral equivalency between Israel and Hamas
New York Post : Amid the recent troubles between Israel and the Palestinians, many Americans and media commentators are drawing disturbing lines of parallelism between the two societies, asserting a false moral equivalency to the actions of each.
In essence, the claim goes like this: “Both sides are fighting each other with similar degrees of violence; both treat each other equally badly; each side is equally to blame for the violence, and they just can’t come together.”
That notion that there is a moral equivalency between the defensive and targeted actions that the rule-of-law-based Israel is compelled to take, and the proactive and indiscriminate actions that hate-based organizations like Hamas takes, is completely unfair, unfounded and infuriating to supporters of Israel — with good reason.
In fact, there is no moral equivalence between the actions and reactions of Israel and Hamas and the Palestinian community to the violence that has occurred.
Two glaring examples stand out. The first revolves around the difference between Israel’s and the Palestinian community’s reactions to the horrible kidnappings and coldblooded murders of four boys, three Israeli and one Palestinian.
No doubt the loss of these children is one beyond words. Both incidents were abhorrent.
But the reaction on both sides was not the same. How did Hamas and too many diverse parts of the mainstream Palestinian community respond to the kidnap and murder of three young Israelis? They cheered.
The official Hamas spokesman called the kidnappers “heroes.” The mother of one of the suspected kidnappers, Abu Aysha, said, “If he [my son] truly did it — I’ll be proud of him till my final day.”
And is it no wonder, given the vitriolic hatred of Israel that has been preached in textbooks and schools to two generations of Palestinian children. Such propaganda has been propagated by not only Hamas, but by the Palestinian Authority, and has created a perverse mythology throughout Palestinian society that calls suicide bombers “martyrs” and extols kidnappers and murderers as heroes.
Israel in a Morally Sick World - The Left sides with theocracy in the Mideast.
National Review : Let’s drop the names “Hamas” and “Israel” and make a list of the characteristics of two imaginary warring entities. We’ll call them Entity A and Entity B.
Entity A : Declares that its raison d’être is to annihilate Entity B. Sends missiles to explode in the most populated parts of Entity B in order to kill as many civilians there as possible. Uses families and individual civilians as human shields to protect its own leaders from attack. Tortures and kills domestic political opponents.
Has no political or religious freedom and has no freedom of speech, press, or assembly, and no independent judiciary. Is a theocracy. Violently oppresses gays. Saturates its education and airwaves with a demonic hatred of Entity B. Rated a 6 by Freedom House in its 2014 report on freedom in the world. Seven is the worst possible rating. Entity A ranks 6 in freedom, 6 in civil liberties, and 6 in political rights.
Entity B : Recognizes the right of Entity A to an independent existence. Has never begun a war with Entity A. Has never targeted civilians in Entity A. In fact, it has sacrificed soldiers in order to avoid killing Entity A civilians. Domestic political opponents — including even supporters of Entity A — not only have freedom of assembly, press, and expression; they have political parties with representatives in Entity B’s parliament.
Has a completely independent judiciary and freedom of the press, assembly, and religion. Allows gays full civil rights. Has innumerable human-rights groups dedicated to the welfare of people belonging to Entity A. Has no education or broadcasts comparable to the daily hate in Entity A. Its Freedom House rating is 1.5 in freedom (1 is the best possible); 2 in civil liberties; 1 in political liberties.
So, then, with which entity does nearly every government in the world side? Entity A.
France’s ‘Days of Anger’ - Jews leave as anti-Semitism rises.
National Review : Without a doubt, Holocaust denial constitutes a special type of insanity. What, then, about Holocaust endorsement?
As Jewish leaders in France tell of the rise of a “new anti-Semitism,” French Jews find themselves caught between perpetrators of both extremes: those who say the Holocaust never happened and those who are calling for another.
France boasts the largest Jewish population in Europe (about half a million), though that may not be true for long.
The Jewish Agency for Israel, which coordinates migration to the Jewish state, reports that four times as many Jews left France in the first quarter of 2014 than in the same period last year. The total number of Jews who left for Israel in 2013 — 3,288 — was a 72 percent increase from 2012.
Look for those numbers to continue rising.
The Washington Post noted last month that reported acts of anti-Semitic violence — 140 in the first quarter of the year — represented a 40 percent increase from the same period in 2013.
On June 23, nearly two dozen assailants beat Jewish students at a library in Paris. Two students were stabbed.
On June 19, protesters lobbed a Molotov cocktail into a demonstration in support of three Israeli teenagers kidnapped by members of Hamas, the terrorist organization that governs the Gaza Strip.
The teenagers’ bodies were found later that month.
On June 10, six assailants shot a Jewish teenager with a stun gun.
On June 4, two Jewish teenagers in Paris reported being chased by four men, one of whom was wielding an axe.
In all these cases the victims were wearing yarmulkes.
New York: Muslim who beat his wife to death for not serving him goat dinner says he had right to “discipline” her
Monday, July 14, 2014
Jihad Watch : “He
maintained she ‘disrespected’ him by swearing and believed he was
entitled to ‘discipline’ his wife of 21 years.”
And he was: “Men are the
managers of the affairs of women for that God has preferred in bounty
one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their
Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret
for God’s guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish;
banish them to their couches, and beat them.” (Qur’an 4:34) Islamic scholars, of course, generally say that Qur’an 4:34 only
allows men to discipline their wives by beating them lightly, so as not
to leave a mark.
The problem is that “lightly” is in the eye of the
beholder, and once the principle that a woman can be “disciplined” by
violence is allowed, the door is opened to what happened to Nazar
“Pakistani jailed 18 years to life for wife’s NY murder,” AFP, July 10, 2014 :
Bloomberg View : Mahmoud Abbas, the sometimes moderate, often ineffectual leader of the Palestinian Authority, just asked his rivals in Hamas a question that other bewildered people are also asking:
“What are you trying to achieve by sending rockets?”
The Gaza-based Hamas has recently fired more than 500 rockets at Israeli towns and cities. This has terrorized the citizenry, though caused few casualties, in large part because Israel is protected by the Iron Dome anti-rocket system.
In reaction to these indiscriminately fired missiles, Israel has bombarded targets across Gaza, killing roughly 100 people so far. Compared with violent death rates in other parts of the Middle East, the number is small. (More than 170,000 people have been killed in the Syrian civil war to date.) But it is large enough to suggest an answer to Abbas’s question:
Hamas is trying to get Israel to kill as many Palestinians as possible.
Dead Palestinians represent a crucial propaganda victory for the nihilists of Hamas. It is perverse, but true. It is also the best possible explanation for Hamas’s behavior, because Hamas has no other plausible strategic goal here.
Terrorist Khaled Sharrouf went to jihad on welfare
Blazing Cat Fur: The Weekend Australian understands Sharrouf, who fled Australia for
Syria using his brother’s passport, continued to receive his disability
support pension at least until February, about two months after he left
Australia bound for Syria.
Sharrouf, who was convicted as part of the 2005 Pendennis terror trial,
arrived in Syria in December and has distinguished himself as one of the
most brutal Australian fighters to emerge on the Syrian battlefield.
Turkish singer: “It will be again Muslims who will bring the end of those Jews”
Jihad Watch : “If
God allows, it will be again Muslims who will bring the end of those
Jews, it is near, near.
They are hostile to Allah and all prophets
including their own prophet Moses.” In rapidly re-Islamizing and
increasingly anti-Semitic Turkey, Yildiz Tilbe could set those words to
music and have a number one hit.
“Turkish singer writes anti-Semitic tweets over Gaza,” AFP, July 12, 2014 (From The Religion of Peace): ANKARA — A popular Turkish female pop singer was under
pressure Friday to make a public apology after she posted a succession
of anti-Semitic tweets over Israel’s deadly air campaign in Gaza. Yildiz Tilbe
, who has been making folk-influenced hit albums since
the 1990s, appeared to praise Hitler in the tweets and say the end of
the Jews was near. “If God allows, it will be again Muslims who will bring the end of
those Jews, it is near, near,” she tweeted on her official account
@YildizzTilbee “They (Jews) are hostile to Allah and all prophets including their own prophet Moses.” In another tweet she appeared to praise Hitler for the mass
extermination of Jews in the Holocaust, writing “May God bless Hitler.”
Canadian PM says Hamas uses human shields, urges leaders to side with Israel
Jihad Watch : Stephen
Harper, leader of the free world. This is the sort of thing that the
President of the United States should be saying, and Harper’s saying it
only underscores the immensity of Barack Obama’s moral abdication.
“PM accuses Hamas of using human shields, urges world leaders to side with Israel,” Canadian Press, July 13, 2014 :
OTTAWA – Terrorists are deliberately placing people in
the path of an Israeli offensive aimed at stopping rocket attacks from
Gaza, says Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Harper says there is evidence that Hamas, listed by Canada as a
terrorist organization, is using human shields in its attempts to stave
off the Israeli offensive.
“The indiscriminate rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel are terrorist
acts, for which there is no justification,” Harper said in a statement
issued Sunday. “It is evident that Hamas is deliberately using human shields to further terror in the region.”
Netanyahu: Two-state solution impossible, Israel on frontlines of jihad
Jihad Watch : This
is, as far as I know, the first public acknowledgment by any world
leader that a “Palestinian” state would like become just another jihad
base for new attacks against Israel, just as Gaza did.
It is good that
Israel has such a clear-sighted leader in these difficult days, but
noteworthy that this rather obvious truth is so obscure and so seldom
Is Barack Obama really so naive as to think that a
“Palestinian” state would result in peace, or would he like to see the
advent of another jihad base against Israel? “Netanyahu finally speaks his mind,” by David Horovitz, Times of Israel, July 13, 2014.
Does Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu really support a two-state
solution, or is his rhetoric to this effect disingenuous? Did he
genuinely seek an accommodation with the Palestinians during the nine
months of US-brokered negotiations that collapsed in April, or was he
just stringing the Americans and the Palestinians along, while his heart
is truly with the settlement enterprise?
These are fundamental questions — questions you’d think Israelis and
the watching world would long since have been able to answer, especially
given that Netanyahu is Israel’s second-longest serving prime minister
ever. In fact, though, while many pundits claim to have definitive
answers, most Israelis would acknowledge that they’ve never been
entirely sure how Netanyahu sees a potential resolution of the
Palestinian conflict, which concessions he’s truly ready to make, what
his long-term vision looks like.
Paris: Savage anti-Israel rioters trap hundreds of Jews in synagogue
Jihad Watch : “A
person in the synagogue told Israel’s Channel 2 news that protesters
hurled stones and bricks at the building, ‘like it was an intifada.’”
Yes, very like. Pamela Geller has been reporting on the escalating
violence against Jews around the world — see a host of links here.
And there will be much more of this. “Anti-Israel protesters trap hundreds in Paris synagogue,” Times of Israel, July 13, 2014: PARIS — Clashes erupted in Paris on Sunday as thousands
of people protested against Israel and in support of residents in the
Gaza Strip, where a six-day conflict has left 166 Palestinians dead.
Several thousand demonstrators walked calmly through the streets of
Paris behind a large banner that read “Total Support for the Struggle of
the Palestinian People”. But clashes erupted at the end of the march on Bastille Square, with
people throwing projectiles onto a cordon of police who responded with
tear gas. The unrest was continuing early Sunday evening. Media reports said that hundreds of Jews were trapped inside a synagogue in the area and police units were sent to rescue them.
Direct Action Day of 1946: Muslim Slaughter of Hindus and Sikhs
Blazing Cat Fur : In the 1946-47 Partition of India massacre, Sikh women in Western Punjab
were subjected to Islamic gang rape, followed by kicking iron/pointy
bamboo rods up their vaginas, chopping off their breasts, noses and
ears, writing “Allah-u-Akbar” on their chests, and then brutally killing
To achieve their dream of dar-ul-Islam of Pakistan, Muslims committed
unprovoked brutal and horrendous killings starting August 1946, on the
day of the Muslim holiday of Friday, to kill all Sikhs and Hindus.
first riots were instigated by Muslims, where first Hindus in Bengal and
later Sikhs in Muslim-dominated Punjab were brutally massacred.
year of unprovoked Muslim atrocities on Sikhs and Hindus, the Sikhs and
Hindus retaliated on Muslims in 1947 with just as much barbarity. It is
true that Muslims became victims of partition violence as well; but
Muslims were the perpetrators who started this chain reaction of
partition riots by engaging in unprovoked violence upon Hindus and
Sikhs, starting a year earlier than the partition of India under the
banner of the Muslim League. A million Sikhs and Hindus were murdered in cold blood at the hands of Muslims during the partition of India.
Israelis just don’t die well enough. The victim-loving Western media have a weakness for Palestinians.
National Review : Dear God save me, but it’s started again: the puerile body-counting and mindless moralizing that eventually worms its way into nearly every news report whenever fighting breaks out between a Palestinian faction and the Israel Defense Forces.
Here it is — I call it the dueling-body-count cliché — in yesterday’s Guardian. It is clear, says the author, “that Israeli life is deemed by the western media to be worth more than a Palestinian life.” There is “a hierarchy of death,” he contends. (White-skin privilege and all that.) His evidence? The numbers. “According to the Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem, 565 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli security forces since January 2009, while 28 Israeli civilians and 10 Israeli security personnel have been killed.
The asymmetry of this so-called conflict is reflected in the death toll . . .”After reviewing the tallies, the MSM types, like this Guardianista, always arrive at the same conclusion: Israel is somehow taking unfair advantage, and the international community must immediately intervene to stop it. The usual term is “disproportionate response.” (It never seems to occur to them that by their logic, a cop trying to stop a rape would have to drop his handgun and radio and attempt to pry the rapist off the victim with his bare hands in order to even the contest.)
But here’s the heart of the problem — and, when Jews are concerned, it has ancient, ugly echoes: The media love victims, and the Jewish state is done with being a victim. Jews simply don’t go quietly to their deaths any more. They insist — arrogantly, selfishly, piggishly — on living. They do brutish things like create great hospitals and great civil-defense systems, and train great soldiers, all in this greedy quest for life.
The Tragedy of Gaza - Gaza rockets are the bitter fruit of Israeli generosity.
National Review : White House Middle East coordinator Phillip Gordon scolded Israel on Tuesday, even as Israelis hid from Hamas rockets that plunged from the heavens like deadly hailstones.
Israel “cannot maintain military control of another people indefinitely,” Gordon said in a Tel Aviv speech. “Doing so is not only wrong but a recipe for resentment and recurring instability.” Gordon added that Israel’s leaders “should not take for granted the opportunity to negotiate.”
Gordon addressed Israel’s role in the West Bank and its relationship with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas. However, Gordon just as easily could have invoked the Gaza Strip.As if psychically predicting Gordon’s speech, Israel in August 2005 decided that it could not “maintain military control of another people indefinitely.” So it capitalized on “the opportunity to negotiate” and did something astonishing:
Israel expelled from Gaza some 9,000 Jews in 25 settlements.
Those who lingered were ejected by Israeli soldiers. And then — in a major confidence-building gesture — Israel bequeathed the Gaza Strip to the Palestinians, like a landlord handing a tenant a home deed. Jew-free at last, which pleased many Palestinians, Gaza’s denizens faced a golden opportunity.
Why Does Hamas Want War? It hopes to win the political war.
National Review : Politicians start wars optimistic about their prospects of gaining from the combat, Geoffrey Blainey notes in his masterly study, The Causes of War; otherwise, they would avoid fighting.
Why, then, did Hamas just provoke a war with Israel? Out of nowhere, on June 11 it began launching rockets, shattering a calm in place since November 2012. The mystery of this outburst prompted David Horovitz, editor of the Times of Israel, to find that the current fighting has “no remotely credible reason” even to be taking place.
And why did the Israeli leadership respond minimally, trying to avoid combat? This although both sides know that Israel’s forces vastly overmatch Hamas’s in every domain — intelligence gathering, command and control, technology, firepower, domination of air space.
What explains this role reversal? Are Islamists so fanatical that they don’t mind losing? Are Zionists too worried about loss of life to fight?Actually, Hamas leaders are quite rational. Periodically (2006, 2008, 2012), they decide to make war on Israel knowing full well that they will lose on the military battlefield but optimistic about winning in the political arena. Israeli leaders, conversely, assume they will win militarily but fear political defeat — bad press, United Nations resolutions, and so on.
Shock horror: Hamas-linked CAIR’s Nihad Awad under surveillance!
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Jihad Watch : Glenn
Greenwald and his fellow jihad-enabling “journalist” Murtaza Hussain
have a major exposé out today about Muslim leaders who are being spied
upon by the FBI and the NSA.
The thrust of the article is that each one
is as pure as the day is long, with the one sin of opposing U.S.
government policies. The idea, of course, that opposing U.S. government policies from the
Left will get you placed under surveillance these days is beyond
Obama’s IRS is targeting conservative groups, not Leftists,
and claiming that “right-wing extremists” are a terror threat, with nary
a word about genuinely violent Left-wing extremist groups such as the
Occupy movement and others. And so it is no surprise that Greenwald and Hussain make their case
by glossing over the genuine reasons why the FBI and NSA have placed
these men under surveillance — surveillance which, if it is still going
on at this point, is sure to end now as a result of this article.
are the facts about Hamas-linked CAIR’s Nihad Awad; I deal with the
others here. “Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On,” by Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept, July 9, 2014:
Before complaining, Dr M should look in the mirror
Malaysiakini : Casey: This hypocrite has secured his children power
I hope he can now use whatever little clout that he has left
to undo - as much he can with the little time he has - the ills left by
the aftermath of his over two decades of callous administration. He'd used harsh words like "a half-past-six nation" to vent his
displeasure when his successor, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, scraped his
proposed Scenic Bridge. Sometimes, he raised his displeasure over issues; such as the prevalence
of corrupt culture; the lack of press freedom; and the protection
required by Proton and other GLCs (government-linked companies) to stay
afloat. But at other times, he fanned the flames of and stoked up racial and
religious bigotries. Ironically though, he would never take a moment to
reflect and ask: why things are the way they are in Bolehland? Nor had
he ever express remorse for the dismal state of affair. An analogy may be drawn between him to a retired school principal
grudgingly complaining of the lackadaisical performance of the school -
with prevalence hooliganism, poor teaching and learning culture,
widespread misappropriation of school funds, and deplorable state of
toilets, etc - which he'd mentored and governed for 23 years. It was as
if his criticisms were leveled at another school. And however depressing the current state of affairs, they have nothing
to do with him. Is he suffering from grandiose delusion? Or just a
serial hypocrite? Or both? Pemerhati: We can also say that Malaya slipped from the
hand of the natives like the Sakais, Semangs, Jakuns, etc, into Malay
hands and then into the hands of the Western colonialists. After independence in 1957, all the PMs of the country were of foreign
ancestry but the constitution enabled them to call themselves Malays. One such constitutional Malay of Keralan ancestry was the leader of the
country for 22 years and he remained in power by playing the racial and
religious card, by getting foreigners to vote illegally and through
massively rigged and unfair elections. He used the monopolised media to fool the native Malays into thinking
that he was their protector and saviour by giving them crumbs and
crutches while stealing billions. He now continues with his racial mischief as the patron of Perkasa and
by giving the economic development in Johor Baru a racial slant.
In Canada, defending girls from Islamic honor killings is “racist”
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Jihad Watch : Over at Breitbart, my AFDI colleague Pamela Geller explains what
happened when we tried to help girls threatened by honor killing in
“In Canada, Defending Girls from Islamic Honor Killings Is
‘Racist,’” by Pamela Geller, Breitbart, July 7, 2014: In Canada today, helping Muslim girls is “racist.”
Edmonton Transit last year caved in to Islamic supremacist demands and
took down bus ads sponsored by my organization, the American Freedom
Defense Initiative (AFDI), offering help to Muslim girls who were living
in fear of honor killing.
But we are fighting back. We’ve initiated a
court action to defend free speech – which is supposed to be protected
by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Nowadays it seems increasingly in both the U.S. and Canada that free
speech is only allowed to those whose positions are popular. But the
whole purpose of free speech, the foundation of any free society, is to
protect people who tell unpopular but necessary truths.
If any group has
the power to censor messages it doesn’t like, society is no longer
free. The Canadian media certainly hate our message of hope and freedom. The media in Canada called our ads “dishonorable,” “controversial,” and, above all, “racist.”
It’s “dishonorable” and “controversial” and “racist” to save lives?
Under the Sharia, yes, it is. And so in Edmonton, Sikh Councillor
Amarjeet Sohi, who should know better than to carry water for the
Islamic supremacists who oppressed his people for centuries, ordered
officials to take down our ads immediately. They complied – even though
vicious blood libels against Israel are just fine and have run on
transit systems across Canada.