Obituary Updated : Corporal Jeffrey Williams formerly of 2nd Engineers. 13th May 1949 - 17th Sep 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
My dear friend Jeffrey Williams was called to the Lord today 17th Sept 2014. His funeral will be held in Penang on Saturday, 20th September 2014 at 10.00 am at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Pulau Tikus. Tomorrow Friday 19th September a wake will be held at No.56, Lebuh Halia, Fettes Park 10470, Penang at his mother's residence for the whole day. He leaves behind Jennifer Williams, his daughter (Hp : 017-4549607) and Jason Williams his son (Hp: 012-3219982). My sincere condolences to his family.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Brisbane : Police shut roads and tempers flare as 500 gather to protest over planned mosque
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Daily Mail : A heated protest for and against the opening of a mosque on the Sunshine Coast today saw surrounding roadways shut down by local police.
More than 500 people congregated near the Stella Mairs Catholic Church on the Sunshine Queensland, where there were plans to build a mosque.
In a bid to contain the protesters, police shut down the streets surrounding the protest and stood in between the groups to prevent physical altercations.
It is believed about about 80 per cent of the crowd were against the construction of the mosque.
They warned the mosque threatened to impose traits from extremist groups such as the Islamic state, such as beheading, into Australian society.
Among those protesting the mosque were One Nation, Christian bikie gangs, and representatives from local churches.
One Nation Queensland president Jim Savage told the ABC:
'This is nothing to do with race,' he said. One Nation state president Jim Savage, who said he had two adopted Asian daughters, said he was not a religious bigot nor a racist.
'What Islam preaches violates the laws of my country. It is an ideological, political organisation wrapped up in a very thin skin of religion."I ask anybody to name any Western country in the world where there had been a large influx of Muslims where they have seen an improvement and have not seen social issues."
Pakistani-born Justin Albert warned of experiences of oppression in his native country.
"Chopping their heads, it is their Jihad," he said.
"I know their deeds. No more mosque in Australia. One day you will see they will kill you."
Members of this gathering also told us to 'go back where you come from.'
Escape from Mount Sinjar Yazidi refugees find only more hardship upon their descent.
National Review : Ba’adre, Iraq and Lalesh, Iraq — Nearly four years old, Claudia Khodidad Khalaf stares at me with dark eyes and wild hair, completely silent.
Her toenails are shattered and missing, broken when her family fled the Islamic State barefoot, making their way from their home in Tel Ezir to Sinjar Mountain in August.
“She says maybe Daash will come back and kill us,” her father, Hassan, says, using the Arabic acronym many here use to refer to the Islamic State.
“She saw the bodies. She knows, because she saw people die along the way, and they died because of Daash. . . . All of the kids here talk about the Daash, they all know.” The Yazidis — who practice a religion that values nature and includes
elements of Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam — remain a tiny
minority in Iraq. They’re impossible to number, as the Pew Center has noted,
suggesting that if a 1965 census count of the population “has held
constant, there would be slightly more than 300,000 today” in Iraq,
which has a total population of about 8 million.
imprecise numbers, it’s clear that the Yazidis have disproportionately
suffered at the hands of the Islamic State. In the region surrounding
Mount Sinjar alone, the Islamic State executed 500 Yazidis, the United
Nations reported last month. The Islamic State buried some alive; it
also captured 1,500 women and girls to serve as sex slaves, many of them
Yazidi. “ISIS’s aim is just to convert the Yazidis to Muslims,”
Hassan says. “Because we don’t accept, they kill us and take our women
In the extended Khodidad Khalaf family alone, Hassan tells
me, the Isalmic State captured 20 women and girls, and he has received
no news of them or the horrors they are enduring if they are still
alive. As the Islamic State attacked, they also killed eight men in
Hassan’s family, “Their bodies are still on the ground in the area, and I
know no one is there to make a grave for them.”
Jihad Watch : “A
senior Army official told me court-martialing Bergdahl would ‘make the
president look bad.’”
And so a political embarrassment is shoved under
the rug. “Is Obama whitewashing a traitor?,” by Paul Sperry, New York Post, September 20, 2014 : …Obama in May presented Bergdahl as a hero in announcing
his release in a Rose Garden ceremony featuring Bergdahl’s mother and
The next day, his national-security adviser added another coat
of varnish when she proclaimed the AWOL soldier “served the United
States with honor and distinction.” His platoon mates, however, say he did nothing of the kind. “Bergdahl
is a deserter, not a hero [and] needs to answer for what he did,” said
former Army Sgt. Evan Buetow, who served with Bergdahl and was present
the night he vanished from his Afghan post.
Like Buetow, more than 60% of respondents to a recent Military Times
survey believe that Bergdahl should be court-martialed for walking off
his post in 2009 and costing the lives of six fellow soldiers who died
searching for him.
Australia: Jailed jihadis continue terror activities from inside prison
Jihad Watch : “Despite
being given the strictest level of inmate classification, the AA
classification introduced in 2008 especially for terrorists, convicts
including Mohammed Elomar, Mazen Touma and Faheem Lodhi are free to
communicate with the outside world through letters, phone calls and
And they continue to wage jihad from prison, right under the
noses of the credulous kuffar. “Cell block terror: Jailed terrorists continue jihadi activities from inside Goulburn Supermax,” News.com.au,
September 21, 2014 : CONVICTED terrorists are using a sophisticated code to
continue jihadi activities from inside Goulburn Supermax, Australia’s
most secure prison. Senior corrections officials have told The Sunday Telegraph they fear
that several of Australia’s most dangerous inmates are capable of
plotting acts of terror because of serious security gaps, even though
they are in confinement.
Belgium thwarts jihad mass murder plots by Muslims returning from Syria and Islamic State sympathizers
Jihad Watch : There
will be many more plots like these in Europe and North America, but
there are two things that must not be done in response: the jihadis must
not be prevented from returning from the Islamic State, and domestic
mosques must not be monitored.
Both moves would be “Islamophobic” — and a
jihad mass murder attack is a better fate than that. “Belgium thwarts Islamist attacks — report,” AFP, September 20, 2014 :
The Belgian authorities have prevented several attacks by
jihadist fighters returning home from Syria and by sympathizers with
the Islamic State extremist group, a report said Saturday. The daily L’Echo cited unnamed sources as saying the planned attacks
could have been similar to the one on the Jewish Museum in central
Brussels in May which left four people dead.
The suspect in that case, Frenchman Medhi Nemmouche, spent more than a
year fighting with Islamist extremists in Syria and is now being held
in Belgium on charges of “murder in a terrorist context”.
Again in UK: Muslim rape gangs targeted girls in Sheffield, care worker kept mum, fearing being called racist
Jihad Watch : In
Rotherham the same thing happened, and the lives of 1,400 girls were
There is no telling how many girls all over Britain were
victimized in this way, while authorities cowered in fear of being
charged with “racism” and “Islamophobia.”
What is remarkable is that
even now, as these cases are coming to light, those who for years have
smeared people who called attention to the Muslim rape gangs as
“racists,” such as Nick Lowles and Matthew Collins of Hope Not Hate and
Fiyaz Mughal of Tell Mama UK, haven’t been denounced, discredited,
reviled, despised and removed from all positions of influence in British
The carnage they are leaving in their wake is appalling beyond
measure, and the fact that they continue to enjoy prestige and are
allowed to sway public opinion shows how desperately ill British society
really is. “New abuse shocker! Sheffield hit by ‘endemic’ Asian gang child sex shame,” by Robin Cottle, Daily Star, September 19, 2014: Asian men have been targeting young girls in Sheffield, says a former care home worker. But she kept quiet because she feared she would be branded a racist if she spoke out.
It is a popular aspect of media mythmaking about the Islamic State that it is so
extreme that even other “extremists” such as al-Qaeda shun and
repudiate it. But this claim, like the many declarations by both Muslim
and non-Muslim leaders that the Islamic State has nothing to do with
Islam, is always left unexplained and unsupported.
The recent Saudi statement against terrorism is yet another example
of this. The credulous and ignorant will wax enthusiastic over this
display of Saudi “moderation,” but in reality — yet again — the closer
one looks, the less there is to see. The Associated Press reported that Saudi Arabia’s highest body of religious scholars issued a
stern ruling on Wednesday calling terrorism a “heinous crime” and
saying perpetrators including Islamic State militants deserve punishment
in line with Islamic law.
The Moderate Saudis? Our key ally is not so different from ISIS. By Andrew C. McCarthy
Saturday, September 20, 2014
National Review :The beheadings over the last several weeks were intended to terrorize, to intimidate, to coerce obedience, and to enforce a construction of sharia law that, being scripturally rooted, is draconian and repressive.
And let’s not kid ourselves: We know there will be more beheadings in the coming weeks, and on into the future. Apostates from Islam, homosexuals, and perceived blasphemers will face brutal persecution and death.
Women will be treated as chattel and face institutionalized abuse. Islamic-supremacist ideology, with its incitements to jihad and conquest, with its virulent hostility toward the West, will spew from the mosques onto the streets. We will continue to be confronted by a country-sized breeding ground for anti-American terrorists.The Islamic State?
Sorry, no. I was talking about . . . our “moderate Islamist” ally, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
But the confusion is understandable.
Islamic State terrorists have infamously decapitated three of their prisoners in recent weeks.
That is five fewer than the Saudi government decapitated in August alone. Indeed, it is three fewer beheadings than were carried out in September by the Free Syrian Army — the “moderate Islamists” that congressional Republicans have now joined Obama Democrats in supporting with arms and training underwritten by American taxpayer dollars.
Australia: “It’s is a war on Islam just because we grow our beards”
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Jihad Watch : Large-scale
counterterror raids in Australia.
A beheading plot uncovered, and
probably more plots were in the offing as well. And so the Muslim
victimhood industry swings into action:
“Police searching for material
linked to Islamic State, al-Qaeda, says man targeted,” by Emma
Partridge, Sydney Morning Herald, September 18, 2014 :
A man targeted during counter-terrorism raids across
Sydney said police were searching for any material that could link his
family to al-Qaeda or Islamic State. Raban Alou said he and his family were ordered to get on the ground of their Wentworthville unit just after 4am on Thursday.
He said police were after his brother Kawa Alou, 21, who had recently finished a three-year jail stint for a violent assault. The family’s home was one of more than a dozen properties raided by 800 police during a major counter-terrorism operation.
again, we wake up to the sad news of our innocent Muslim brothers being
arrested by the Australian authorities, their families being
terrorized, their houses being raided, their freedoms being confiscated,
their rights abused… This is becoming more than what a sane person can
We moved from the Arab countries back to the West, lured by the fake impression of freedom, deceived by the false
image and propaganda they promote about human rights and individual
freedom, only to get surprised that these countries are now becoming
worse than most Arab countries back in the medieval days.
Australia: 600 police in huge counter-terror raid in Sydney and Brisbane
Jihad Watch : “It
is believed that a terrorist network had been planning to carry out a
series of attacks in Australia.”
This network was apparently connected
to the Islamic State — again illustrating the appeal of the caliphate to
so many young Muslims worldwide. “ASIO and hundreds of police raid Sydney and Brisbane homes in
biggest counter-terrorism raid in Australia’s history,” by Simon Benson,
The Daily Telegraph, September 18, 2014 :
ASIO and counter terrorism police have swooped on homes
across north-western Sydney and other states this morning in what is
believed to be the largest anti-terrorism bust in the nation’s history. Several arrests have reportedly been made in the secret pre-dawn raid, which is still in progress.
The arrests follow the execution of a number of search warrants in
Beecroft, Bellavista, Guildford, Merrylands, Northmead, Wentworthville,
Marsfield, Westmead, Castle Hill, Revesby, Bass Hill and Regents Park. The raid is believed to have been mounted following months of
surveillance of people linked to the terrorist group Islamic State in
Iraq and Syria.
Australia: Jihadis planned to behead random person, drape body in Islamic flag
Jihad Watch : “When
you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4). Not that
that means “when you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks.” Only
greasy Islamophobes would think such a thing.
More on this story. “‘Beheading plot’ foiled: Claims terror accused plotted to snatch random person off Sydney street,” Yahoo 7 News, September 18, 2014:
EXCLUSIVE: Sickening allegations have emerged about
Omarjan Azari, a Sydney man arrested and charged during the biggest counter-terror raids in Australia’s history. 7News reporter Robert Ovadia has received information about an
alleged plot to kidnap a random person from the streets of Martin Place
in Sydney’s CBD, execute them by beheading.
The alleged intention was to film the act and then post it to social
media, with the victim’s body draped in an Islamic State flag. The extent of that plot, whether that is just this individual put
before the court this morning or whether it will include some of the
other 15 arrested this morning remains to be seen.
Australia: Muslims with jihad flag on car drive by church, shout threats to “kill the Christians” and slaughter their children
Jihad Watch : This
kind of thing is going to become ever more common, not just in
Australia but in Britain, France, Germany and the United States.
suicidal foolhardiness of the architects of the current hear-no-evil
see-no-evil speak-no-evil policies toward Islam will before too long be
abundantly evident to everyone.
“Sydney church our Lady of Lebanon targeted by ISIS threats,” News.com.au, September 18, 2014 : CHURCH-goers in Sydney’s west have been left shaken after
a stranger shouted death threats from a car bearing the Islamic State
The car drove past Our Lady of Lebanon Church at Harris Park on
Tuesday and witnesses claim it had a flag similar to those brandished by
Islamic State jihadists hanging out the window. A priest from the church told AAP the people in the car threatened to
“kill the Christians” and slaughter their children.
“They were strong
words and people were scared of what they saw,” he said. Witnesses told police there was a small triangular flag placed out
the window with Arabic words similar to “there is only one god and
Muhammad is the prophet”.
Rocky Mountain Jihad Beginning with the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder. By Michelle Malkin
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
National Review : Something’s fouling Colorado’s crisp air — and I’m not talking about the pot smoke.
In my adopted home state, the toxic fumes of Islamic jihad have penetrated the most unlikely hamlets and hinterlands. Obama-administration officials are vehemently denying the existence of plots by ISIS operatives to cross our borders. But the lesson here is clear: Thanks to laptop recruitment, reckless visa policies, and homegrown treachery, the U.S.-based jihad export-import business is and has been thriving.
Last week, 19-year-old Shannon Conley of Arvada (a Denver suburb once known as the “Celery Capital of the World”) pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Conley, a militant Muslim convert, plotted to aid al-Qaeda and its affiliates.
According to the federal criminal complaint filed in April, she planned to use her military training with the U.S. Army Explorers “to go overseas to wage jihad” and “to train Islamic jihadi fighters in U.S. military tactics.” A certified nurse’s aide, she also told investigators she would use her medical training to aid jihadi fighters.
Over the Internet, Conley met an ISIS-affiliated Tunisian Muslim based in Syria. She was headed there on April 8 when the feds arrested her at Denver International Airport. Her luggage contained jihad propaganda, materials on administering first aid on the battlefield, and CDs and DVDs bearing the name of Anwar al-Awlaki, the jihadi counselor to the 9/11 hijackers and to Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan.
Conley’s not the first Colorado woman to go jihad. In January, Muslim convert Jamie Paulin-Rodriguez was sentenced to eight years in federal prison for providing material support to terrorists. The 31-year-old nurse-practitioner left her home in Leadville, a tiny old silver-mining town perched at 10,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains, to marry an Algerian terror plotter in Ireland.
The man, Ali Damache, was a recruiter for North Africa’s al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. He brainwashed Rodriguez’s then–6-year-old son (fathered by an illegal alien from Mexico) to build pipe bombs, shoot guns, and declare war on Christians and “kafirs” (pejorative for non-Muslims).
‘Moderate Islamists’ They share an ideology with violent jihadists. By Andrew C. McCarthy
National Review : On Monday, I had a follow-up to last week’s column on why members of the Obama administration and other transnational progressives deny that the Islamic State is Islamic — viz., because they want to ally with what they call “moderate Islamists.”
If Americans grasp that “moderate Islamists” and violent jihadists share the same basic ideology, such an alliance becomes politically untenable.
Case in point: The curious tale of Mohamed Elibiary, the Obama administration’s go-to “moderate Islamist” for counterterrorism advice.
The “moderate Islamist” folly has both domestic and international components, and the Obama administration is far from alone in it. On the foreign-policy side of the equation, see David French’s excellent post on Monday highlighting how the administration (echoed by the GOP’s McCain wing) is again calling for the arming of the purportedly “moderate Syrian rebels” — and don’t miss continuingcoverage of these U.S.-backed “moderates” as they collude with terrorists from al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.
When that same strategy was applied in Libya, it gave us the Benghazi Massacre, contributed to the rise of the Islamic State, and left the country in jihadist clutches.
My Monday follow-up column dealt with the domestic side of our government’s “moderate Islamist” charade: the appearance last week of several administration officials with a number of their Islamist advisers — leaders of enterprises linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.
These organizations and institutions continue to have Obama’s ear even though some were proved in court to have conspired in the Brotherhood’s conspiracy to provide material support to Hamas, its Palestinian terrorist branch, through a “charity” known as the Holy Land Foundation.
The HLF, it turns out, was established by Elibiary’s longtime friend Shukri Abu Baker. The latter was among the defendants convicted of using the “charity” to finance Hamas — he is serving a 65-year sentence from the prosecution that Elibiary dismisses as Islamophobic persecution.
Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim tells for first time of her ordeal
Blazing Cat Fur :Her story is fairly well known already, but here are extracts
from a Telegraph article:
...Giving her first interview since she was released last month, she
told Fox News she was given three days to renounce her faith by the
Sudanese authorities, and when she refused to was sentenced to hang.
In prison, she said she was visited every day by imams, who recited
parts of the Koran to her in an attempt to pressure her into renouncing
her religion. “While I was in prison, some people came to visit me from the Muslim
Scholars Association,” she said. “These were imams that created an
intervention by reciting parts of the Koran for me. I faced a tremendous
amount of pressure.” Ms Ibrahim, who now lives in New Hampshire with her husband Daniel and
two children, said other Christian prisoners were told any debts they
has would be written off if they converted to Islam...
Islamic State urges Muslims to attack Times Square with pipe bombs
Jihad Watch : “To
the Lone Wolves in America: How to Make a Bomb in Your Kitchen, to
Create Scenes of Horror in Tourist Spots and Other Targets.”
they want to “create scenes of horror”? Could it have anything to do
with the Qur’an’s command to “strike terror into the hearts of the
enemies of Allah (8:60)?
“ISIS supporters urged to attack Times Square with pipe bombs,” by Bruce Golding and Erin Calabrese, New York Post, September 16, 2014:
Supporters of the Islamic State terror group are being
urged to attack Times Square and other popular American tourist
attractions with easily assembled homemade bombs, according to a
disturbing report Tuesday. A message posted on an ISIS Web forum lists widely available
ingredients needed to build a pipe bomb, and includes photos showing how
to combine them into a deadly explosive device,Vocativ reported.
The Arabic-language message cites Times Square — the scene of
a failed car-bomb attack in 2010 by al Qaeda sympathizer Faisal Shahzad
— and the Las Vegas Strip as prime targets, but also suggests striking
sites in Texas and mass-transit stations across the country. The message is titled “To the Lone Wolves in America: How to Make a Bomb in Your Kitchen, to Create Scenes of Horror in Tourist Spots and Other Targets,” and was written three weeks ago.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adviser long engulfed in
controversy over his radical views was let go from his role in the
department last week after a long fight by lawmakers and others to
revoke the individual’s privileges at DHS.
Mohamed Elibiary was until last week a senior member of DHS’ Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). After years of controversy about his status at DHS, Elibiary announced his final day with the department on Twitter earlier this month and said he would remain close to the agency. Media outlets have raised questions
about the circumstances surrounding his departure, speculating that his
provocative comments about the “inevitable” return of the Muslim
“caliphate” may have played a role.
New documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon
indicate that Elibiary had no choice in the matter, and that he may
have been let go by DHS in order to minimize the fallout from an
investigation into allegations that he improperly accessed and used
classified materials obtained with his security clearance.
Cherson & Molschky: David Cameron’s Islamic Groundhog Day
Alan Henning (circled), who volunteered with a Muslim charity to deliver aid to Syrians, now next in line for beheading
Blazing Cat Fur : Following the unfortunate news that on Saturday, September 13, British
aid worker David Haines had been brutally beheaded in Syria.
of denial and inaction after Islamic-inspired violence continues
unabated in the former ‘Great’ Britain. Allah’s willing ‘Islamic State’ executioner was a yet (at least
publically anyway) unidentified as a ‘British’ citizen, with a
south-eastern English accent.
Blazing Cat Fur : When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sat down in Jeddah, Saudi
Arabia, on the 13th anniversary of 9/11, surrounded by the leaders of 10
Arab states, to build a coalition against Islamic State (ISIS), the
scene dripped with irony.
For decades, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, along with Arab billionaires in
Gulf Arab states, have financed the breeding grounds of Islamic
extremism in the tens of thousands of madrassas spread around the world,
from Philippines to Philadelphia.
Take the case of the al-Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, whose death President Barack Obama boasted about at the Wales NATO summit as an example of America’s approach to dismantling al-Qaida-affiliated groups.
What Obama failed to mention was the fact Godane became a jihadi terrorist only after obtaining a Saudi scholarship to study radical Islam at madrassas in Sudan and later Pakistan.
Islamic State draws steady stream of recruits from Turkey: “Diluted form of Islam practiced in Turkey is an insult to the religion”
Jihad Watch : What
an odd state of affairs: the imams Obama, Kerry, Cameron, Abbott and a
host of others assure us that the Islamic State has nothing to do with
But a Turkish Muslim who went to join it says of his modern,
moderate homeland: “The diluted form of Islam practiced in Turkey is an
insult to the religion.”
So not only does Can misunderstand Islam, but
he does so in a way that makes him think he is understanding it properly
— more properly than the moderate, peaceful version that every
non-Muslim knows is the religion’s true manifestation. How did this
strange situation come about?
“ISIS Draws a Steady Stream of Recruits From Turkey,” by Ceylan Yeginsu, New York Times, September 15, 2014: ANKARA, Turkey — Having spent most of his youth as a drug
addict in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Turkey’s capital, Can did
not think he had much to lose when he was smuggled into Syria with 10
of his childhood friends to join the world’s most extreme jihadist
James Foley about to be beheaded Blazing Cat Fur : He’s a better speechwriter than his speechwriters, a better political
director than his political director, and to hear President Obama tell
it--or, to be precise, to hear the
New York Times retell others’ retelling of Obama’s telling it--he's a better terrorist than the terrorists:
If he had been “an adviser to ISIS,” Mr. Obama added, he would not have
killed the hostages but released them and pinned notes on their chests
saying, “Stay out of here; this is none of your business.” Such a move,
he speculated, might have undercut support for military intervention.
Perhaps the president wishes he had pinned such a note to the chests of
the journalists with whom he purportedly shared this brainstorm last
Wednesday afternoon. “Although three New York Times columnists and an
editorial writer were among those invited,” the Times reports, “this
account is drawn from people unaffiliated with The Times, some of whom
insisted on anonymity because they were not supposed to share details of
the conversations.” The Times report doesn’t name any of the attendees,
but the Puffington Host’s Michael Calderone does.
He served as imam at the Islamic Institute of Orange County,
California in the early 2000’s, and raised funds for Hamas-linked Muslim
How many people are still in the United States
today who learned about Islam from Wagdy Ghoneim? And why doesn’t this Muslim cleric, who has dedicated his life to
understanding and teaching the Qur’an and Sunnah, see what Barack Obama
and David Cameron and Tony Abbott and so many other non-Muslims see so
clearly, that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam?
“Video .. Wagdy Ghoneim after being expelled from Qatar announces
support for ISIL,” my translation of the Arabic article “بالفيديو.. وجدي
غنيم بعد طرده من قطر يُعلن تأييده داعش” by Hassan Bahi, Al-Masry Al-Youm, September 16, 2014 :
Cruz and the Arab Christians The crowd was wrong to boo him.
National Review : Last week at the Inaugural Summit of the organization In Defense of Christians (IDC), founded to help the most persecuted religious communities in the world today — Christians in the Middle East and other parts of the Muslim world — the audience heckled and booed Senator Ted Cruz (R. Texas), and he decided to walk off the stage.
This is how he began his speech: “Today we are gathered at a time of extraordinary challenge. Tonight we are all united in defense of Christians. Tonight, we are all united in defense of Jews.”
One hundred and seventeen words about the killing of Christians; later, Senator Cruz said the following:
Our purpose here tonight is to highlight a terrible injustice. A humanitarian crisis. Christians are being systematically exterminated. In 1948, Jews throughout the Middle East faced murder and extermination and fled to the nation of Israel. And today, Christians have no greater ally than the Jewish state. Let me say this: Those who hate Israel, hate America. And those who hate Jews, hate Christians. And if this room will not recognize that, then my heart weeps, that the men and women here will not stand in solidarity with Jews and Christians alike who are persecuted by radicals who seek to murder them. If you hate the Jewish people you are not reflecting the teachings of Christ. And the very same people who persecute and murder Christians right now, who crucify Christians and behead children, are the very same people who target and murder Jews for their faith for the very same reason.
Malaysia was formed on that day, 16th September 1963.
This is a speech given by Hon Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Pairin
Kitingan MP MLA JP President of Sabah United Party (Parti Bersatu Sabah)
extracted from, The Making of a Malaysian (1991). Some extracts, "The
date 16th September 1963 is a very special date for all Malaysians. It
was the day when the Federation of Malaysia was inaugurated. In
celebrating the occasion today, we must keep in mind that when the idea
of forming a larger federation comprising the then Federation of Malaya,
Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak was first proposed by Tunku Abdul Rahman
in 1961, it did not materialize overnight.
The proposal was discussed and debated at great length by prominent
leaders from all communities. The ordinary people of Sabah and Sarawak
were also given a chance to freely express their views and to decide
whether to be part of the new federation or not. "
end of his speech, "Finally, before I conclude, let me again stress the
importance of this day - 16th September. Given the importance of this
day in our history, I would make a request to the federal government. The request is that starting from next year, 16th September should be declared a national public holiday to mark Malaysia Day. Our
further request is that as from next year, the period from 31st August
to 16th September shall be specifically set aside for national unity
activities and programmes. National unity celebration should commence on
31st August and close on 16th September.
I feel that these
requests are reasonable and acceptable to the federal government. We
believe that Malaysia Day serves as a powerful symbol of togetherness.
It seems such a pity that Malaysia Day comes and goes every year
unheralded and unsung in a nation that marks and commemorates so many
other days which are far less significant than that historic day when
Malaysia was proclaimed." The complete speech and source... Here is the 20 Point Agreement for Sabah to join Malaysia : 1.Religion. While there was no objection to Islam being the national religion of Malaysia there should be no........... Continue to the 19 points....The original source.
I did live through those early years before and after independence. As
I remember it, as an Anak Sarawak, Independence Day fell on September
16, in 1963. Such a day is well remembered by Sarawakians and Sabahans
of my generation, but why should Umno and their millions of minions
care? In the self-consciousness of Umno, as guardians and executors of
Malay destiny in their Malay homeland, only they can make history. Their
ideology of Malay dominance is first manifest in their dominance of the
powers to write and interpret Malaysian history. Their natural
psychological impulse is what the historian Eric Hobsbawm calls
“official nationalism”. In full..."Merdeka reflections" by Sim Kwang Yang in Malaysiakini - subscription required.
Groupon Against Christians, another entity to boycott
National Review : Online deals website Groupon appears to discriminate against Christian companies, according to a recent report.Arizona’s KTVK-3TV reports that Groupon refused to allow Munchkin’s Preschool to advertise on the site.
Its reason? The pre-school is faith-based. When Munchkin’s Preschool opened in August, enrollment was lacking.
The school was built for 120 students but only 30 enrolled. So the
owners decided to advertise a deal on Groupon — $200 worth of tuition
Many business owners create interest and awareness in their
business through Groupon, which provides a market for companies to offer
reduced prices to consumers willing to buy an online certificate or
“We were expecting, from what we saw of other
preschools running Groupons, it could be 50 percent or 60 percent of our
business,” Tracy Tingue, a partner in the school, told KTVK. But
imagine the preschool’s owners’ surprise when they received an e-mail
from Groupon denying their request and stating: “We are not able to work
with your faith-based business as of right now.” Despite requests, Groupon has refused to explain its position.
Meet the ‘Moderate Islamists’ - Also known as: the Muslim Brotherhood By Andrew C. McCarthy
National Review : It is not out of ignorance that President Obama and Secretary Kerry are denying the Islamic roots of the Islamic State jihadists.
As I argued in a column here last week, we should stop scoffing as if this were a blunder and understand the destructive strategy behind it. The Obama administration is quite intentionally promoting the progressive illusion that “moderate Islamists” are the solution to the woes of the Middle East, and thus that working cooperatively with “moderate Islamists” is the solution to America’s security challenges.
I wrote a book a few years ago called The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America that addressed this partnership between Islamists and progressives. The terms “grand jihad” and “sabotage” are lifted from an internal Muslim Brotherhood memorandum that lays bare the Brotherhood’s overarching plan to destroy the West from within by having their component organizations collude with credulous Western governments and opinion elites.
The plan is going well.
As long as the news media and even conservative commentators continue to let them get away with it, the term “moderate Islamist” will remain useful to transnational progressives. It enables them to avoid admitting that the Muslim Brotherhood is what they have in mind.
As my recent column explained, the term “moderate Islamist” is an oxymoron. An Islamist is a Muslim who wants repressive sharia imposed.
There is nothing moderate about sharia even if the Muslim in question does not advocate imposing it by violence.
Most people do not know what the term “Islamist” means, so the contradiction is not apparent to them. If they think about it at all, they figure “moderate Islamist” must be just another way of saying “moderate Muslim,” and since everyone acknowledges that there are millions of moderate Muslims, it seems logical enough. Yet, all Muslims are not Islamists. In particular, all Muslims who support the Western principles of liberty and reason are not Islamists.
Under current law, sex with animals is permitted as long as the
so-called ‘zoophile’ can prove the livestock did not suffer in a bizarre
technicality that often leaves suspicious vets as confused as the
animals they are treating.
But a public backlash has provoked the government to update the
archaic legislation with a blanket ban on all forms of pet-lovemaking
regardless of consent. It will leave anyone caught in the act with an animal liable for a hefty fine, two-year jail sentence or even both.
Jihadism and the culture of brutality By Theodore Dalrymple
National Review : The South London accent and intonation of the apparent killer of James Foley, Steven Sotloff, and David Haines, and the manner of the murders, have shocked and horrified people in Britain.
Very little is known of the man, not even his ethnic origin: In London, a third of whose population was born abroad, there are so many possibilities, even among Muslims. But his joy in his own brutality, his sadistic delight in doing evil with the excuse that it was for a supposedly holy cause, in inflicting such a death under the illusion that it was a duty rather than a crime, was obvious.
His “faith” allowed him to act out the fantasy of every dangerous psychopath dreaming of revenge upon a world that was not good enough for him and that otherwise failed to accord him the special notice or place that he thought he merited.
Not only is the British contingent the most numerous among the Western jihadists, but by all accounts they are the most brutal of the brutal.
That, at any rate, is the conclusion of researchers at King’s College London who have followed the evolution of the jihadi temptation in Britain, the latest instance of what Jean-François Revel called “the totalitarian temptation.”
The position of the Muslims in Britain is not “objectively” worse than that of their coreligionists in France; if anything, the reverse. It is considerably easier for a young Muslim man to obtain a job in Britain than in France, and social ascent is easier. Britain is more obviously a class society than France, but also more socially mobile (the two things are often confused, but are different). And there has been no legislation in Britain against the public use of that cherished Muslim symbol of male domination, the veil.
Instead of forswearing their brutality, however, they moralize it and give it a semblance of a cause and purpose. For them, jihad is a nightclub brawl on a huge scale with a supposedly transcendent purpose. In being the most brutal of the brutal, they show how partially British they are.
Malaysian Insider : PAS should be steadfast with its principles, especially against violence, instead of sending out conflicting messages, a DAP lawmaker says today.
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng was referring to statements from several PAS leaders who had expressed their admiration for the late Lotfi Ariffin (pic), who had died fighting in the civil war in Syria.
Following reports of his death, PAS central committee member Nik Abduh Nik Aziz described Lotfi as a “martyr”, according to The Star.
Nik Abduh, the son of PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, paid tribute to Lotfi on his Facebook page.
"When Lotfi revealed his involvement with the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq forces, PAS wasted no time in expelling him from the party," Lim said.
"Furthermore, the Islamic party issued a statement saying it did not condone its members getting involved in armed activities.
"But now that Lotfi is dead, it appears that several PAS leaders have made a U-turn and agree with the path of militancy.
"This has caused confusion over the party's stand on militancy and violence," Lim said.
He said the upheaval in the Middle East had given birth to various terror and militant groups, some of which had vague origins.
"PAS should be more careful before supporting any militant groups, or militant individuals."
Lim said the path chosen by Lotfi had been his own choice, but it did not mean that violence should be encouraged.
"The true path forward is with democracy and a struggle for justice and freedom without bloodshed." – September 15, 2014.
‘Free’ Speech at Yale - A letter to the Muslim students protesting Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s lecture. By David Gelernter
National Review : To the Yale Muslim Students Association and its many sister organizations that have co-signed a letter protesting Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s lecture on Monday:
I love your new free-speech concept! Obviously this woman should have been banned from campus and had her face stomped in; why couldn’t they have just quietly murdered her in Holland along with her fellow discomfort-creators? These people are worse than tweed underwear!
They practically live to make undergraduates uncomfortable. But let’s deal with the harsh realities. Your inspired suggestion, having Official Correctors speak right after Ali to remind students of the authorized view of Muslim society, is the most exciting new development in Free Speech since the Inquisition — everyone will be talking about it!
You have written, with great restraint, about “how uncomfortable it will be” for your friends if this woman is allowed to speak. Uncomfortable nothing. The genital mutilation of young girls is downright revolting! Who ever authorized this topic in a speech to innocent Yale undergraduates? Next thing you know, people will be saying that some orthodox Muslim societies are the most cruel and benighted on earth and that Western societies are better than they are (better!) merely because they don’t sexually mutilate young girls!
Or force them into polygamous marriages, countenance honor killings, treat women as the property of their male relations, and all that. Can’t they give it a rest? You’d think someone was genitally mutilating them. We all know that Free Speech doesn’t mean that just anyone can stand up and start spouting. Would you let your dog talk for an hour to a Yale student audience?
What’s next, inviting Dick Cheney? Careful study of contemporary documents makes it perfectly clear that when the Bill of Rights mentions Free Speech, it is alluding to Freedom of Speech for the Muslim Students Association at Yale. We all know that true free speech means freedom to shut up, especially if you disagree with your betters. And true free thought means freedom to stop thinking as soon as the official truth is announced by the proper Authorities — and freedom to wait patiently until then.
Three Choices and the Bitter Harvest of Denial: How Western denial about Islam has fueled Genocide in the Middle East.
Blazing Cat Fur : Dr Durie speaks at the Q Society event in Melbourne together with Clare
Lopez on the evening of 2 September 2014.
His topic "Three Choices and
the Bitter Harvest of Denial:
How Western denial about Islam has fueled
Genocide in the Middle East." Not many non-Muslim Australian scholars understand Islam and the underlying motivation of radical Muslims like Dr Durie.
Q Society hopes this very timely and in-depth analysis will help many Australians to better respond to the challenges we face.
A group of prominent Muslims has written to David Cameron to ask that he uses a different name for the group, and to lead a national debate on what it should be called.
“We propose that ‘Un-Islamic State’ (UIS) could be an accurate and fair alternative name to describe this group and its agenda – and we will begin to call it that,” the letter says.
Signatories to the letter include Sughra Ahmed, the president of the Islamic Society of Britain. Members of New Horizons in British Islam, the Association of British Muslims and the Association of Muslim Lawyers also signed the letter.
Using the group’s preferred name could help it radicalise yet more Britons, the signatories wrote.
“We need to work together and make sure that these fanatics don’t get the propaganda that they feed off,” the letter says.
Police must guard every synagogue in Germany, says Merkel
Angela Merkel makes an address during an anti-semitism rally in Berlin. Text reads: “Stand up! Never again hatred of Jews”
Blazing Cat Fur : Angela Merkel committed Germany to the fight against antisemitism
yesterday after revealing that every Jewish institution in the country
was under police protection after an alarming rise in hostility.
The German chancellor criticised supposed pro-Palestinian demonstrators
who used their cause as a “cloak” to attack Jews after rallies this
summer were disfigured by antisemitic chants more reminiscent of the
Nazi era. Mrs Merkel and her entire cabinet appeared at a rally to support
Germany’s 200,000-strong Jewish population at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate
in a sign of the high level of concern.
7-Year-Old Shot by Father after Mother Rejects Islam
Daily Mail : A father who shot and fatally wounded his seven-year-old daughter amid a bitter custody battle with estranged wife.
Yasser Alromisse, 46, who was born in Egypt, wanted custody of his daughter Mary Ann Shipstone after becoming estranged with his wife Lyndsey.
After shooting his daughter, Alromisse took his own life inside a silver Toyota on the driveway of his ex-wife's home in Northiam, near Rye, East Sussex on Thursday.
Yesterday afternoon, the little girl died in hospital after being gunned down by her ‘jealous’ estranged father.
She was shot in the head by Alromisse after his English convert wife rejected Islam and him.
The youngster had returned from school and was excited about celebrating her eighth birthday next week. Read it all here..........
According to the National Post, he also “defends child marriages, wife beating, polygamy and killing apostates.”
See my article, John Coltrane and Bilal Philips: Two Converts’ Paths, for more. What will Bilal Philips do once back in Canada? More of the same. “Philippines deports Canadian Islamist,” SAPA, September 14, 2014 : Manila – A Canadian Islamic preacher detained for being a
security threat in the Philippines was flown back to Canada after
agreeing to be deported, the immigration bureau said Sunday.
Jamaican-born Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips was returned to Canada late
Saturday after being detained last weekend in the southern Philippines
while on a lecture tour. This came after immigration commissioners approved his request for
voluntary deportation, effectively cutting short the deportation
proceedings, the bureau said in a statement.
“He was charged for being an undesirable foreign national and for
being inadmissible at the time of entry,” the bureau said, explaining
Philips’ detention. The bureau earlier said he was blacklisted based on information that
he might conduct activities that were a threat to national security.
Emirates 24/7 : A Saudi father, apparently influenced by the Red Indians in
western movies, used a knife to scalp the head of his eight-year-old son
before pouring burning substances on it to punish him for refusing to
steal for him.
The boy, identified as Ali, was rushed to hospital in the southern Saudi
town of Sabya with a badly mutilated head after his father cut off
parts of his scalp and poured Clorox and other burning substances on his
wounded head. Police was told the father ordered his elder son, 11, to help him in
scalping his brother and pouring hot substances on the severed parts. Read it all here.......
Britain in the toilet : Rotherham Cops quickly arrest 12 EDL Demonstrators - Unlike The Muslim Rape Gangs They Allowed To Flourish For Years
Eleven men and a woman were taken into custody overnight from Saturday to Sunday by police in Rotherham.
Amazing how the coppers didn't lift a finger while 1400 underage girls were being systematically tortured, raped, sexually abused, prostituted, beaten and possibly murdered by Pakistani pedophiles, yet when white people quite rightly come out to protest it, they cancel all leave and put hundreds upon hundreds of police on the street.
There's something deeply wrong here, from the top down the entire British establishment is rotten to its very core. Why aren't these coppers downing their batons and helmets and joining in the protest? Is their shitty pay packet worth more to them than the lives of the white children they are supposed to be protecting?
Cherson & Molschky: Islamic Caliphate: Europe and America Are Next
fighter from the Islamic State, armed with a knife and an automatic
weapon, is seen next to captured Syrian army soldiers and officers in
late August. (Associated Press)
Blazing Cat Fur : The Islamic Caliphate in Iraq and Syria is one of the most popular
themes in the Western media now.
Experts discuss all aspects of its
tactics, talk about its leaders and weapons and where they got them
Anything except the key point: what’s happening now in Syria and Iraq is
a general repetition before transferring the war to the West, which is
weakened and confused by liberalism and culturalism. However, the West
and America are the next target of the mujahedins. And they do not hide it.
The number of confirmed shootings in Greater Gothenburg, 2013: 57 — eight dead, 31 injured by bullets. The number of confirmed shootings in Greater Gothenburg 2014 through September 7: 46 – four dead 19 injured by bullets. All the shootingsarenotgang-related, butthe gloomytrend continues,andstatisticallyit doesn’t seem as ifmassivepoliceintervention has had any effect.
Denmark: No imams want to join anti-Islamic State demonstration
Jihad Watch : Translated from Information: A demonstration in Aarhus (Denmark), where Muslims are
encouraged to denounce the terrorist group Islamic State, has had
difficulty attracting participants.
Muslims are afraid of being attacked
or receiving hate mail from IS followers in Denmark, say
representatives of the Muslim community in the city … It is not surprising, says Ann-Sophie Hemmingsen, a researcher on
radicalization at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS),
that many Muslims in Denmark fear reprisals.
Raymond Ibrahim : To understand why the Islamic State not only decapitates its “infidel” captives, but also mutilates and mocks their corpses.
The following account concerning the slaughter of ‘Amr bin Hisham, a
pagan Arab chieftain originally known as “Abu Hakim” (Father of Wisdom). After ‘Amr was mortally wounded by a new convert to Islam during the
Battle of Badr, Abdullah ibn Mas‘ud, a close companion, saw
the “infidel” chieftain collapsed on the ground.
So he went to him and
started abusing him. Among other things, Abdullah grabbed and pulled
‘Amr’s beard and stood in triumph on the dying man’s chest. According to Al-Bidaya wa Al-Nihaya (“The Beginning and the End”), Ibn Kathir’s authoritiative history of Islam, “After that, he [Abdullah] slit his [‘Amr’s] head off.