The Muslim Connection - Political correctness prevented authorities from recognizing the community’s sexual-abuse problem.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
National Review : About eight miles from Sheffield in central England, the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham is home to just over 258,000 residents — for comparison, about as many as reside in its transatlantic “twin town,” Buffalo, N.Y.
It’s also home to a local government, child-social-services agency, and police department that effectively countenanced at least 1,400 instances of “child sexual exploitation” (CSE) between 1997 and 2013 — and that is a “conservative” estimate, according to the “Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham,” just released by Rotherham’s Metropolitan Borough Council.
How could police and local leaders ignore the victimization of so many children? In part, thank political correctness.Authored by Professor Alexis Jay, an expert and government adviser on social work, the inquiry was based on 988 children known to have been victims of sexual exploitation, defined by the United Kingdom as involving young people under the age of 18 in “exploitative situations, contexts and relationships where young people (or a third person or persons) receive ‘something’ (e.g. food, accommodation, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, affection, gifts, money) as a result of performing, and/or others performing on them, sexual activities.”
Jay and her fellow researchers read 66 case files, some of which remain under investigation. What they discovered were not just instances of all-too-common sexual abuse, but sex trafficking networks, gang rape, and terror:
The Profile of a Jihadist The degree of his brutality is a function of his misdirected zeal to transcend the human condition.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
National Review : ‘I need something with a deeper meaning,” says rapper L. Jinny in his song “Overdose”: “food for thought, something that will keep me eating.”
He seems to have found what he was looking for. L. Jinny, a.k.a. Lyricist Jinn Matic, a.k.a. Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, left the rap business in July 2013 to join ISIS in Iraq. One month later he tweeted a photo of himself holding a severed head, winsomely captioned, “Chillin’ with my homie or what’s left of him.” According to press reports, Bary may be the murderer of American journalist James Foley.
The rise of Bary, a British citizen, to global notoriety within the ranks of the caliphate has brought attention to the large numbers of foreigners expatriating to join the Islamic State. Khalid Mahmood, member of Parliament for Perry Barr in Birmingham, claims that more than twice as many British Muslims are fighting for the Islamic State as for the Queen.
The Evil Islamic State - If the word doesn't apply to ISIS, what does? By Jonah Goldberg
National Review : I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term “evildoers” to describe al-Qaeda and other terrorists.
A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn’t like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying “evil Dewar’s,” as in the blended Scotch. (This always made some of Bush’s statements chuckle-worthy — “We will not rest until we find the evil Dewar’s!”) I prefer single malts, but “evil” always seemed unduly harsh.
The more common objection to “evildoers” was that it was, variously, simplistic, Manichean, imperialistic, cartoonish, etc.
A few years later, as the memory of 9/11 faded and the animosity toward Bush grew, the criticism became more biting. But the substance was basically the same. Sophisticated people don’t talk about “evil,” save perhaps when it comes to America’s legacy of racism, homophobia, capitalistic greed, and the other usual targets of American self-loathing.
For most of the Obama years, talk of evil was largely banished from mainstream discourse.
An attitude of “goodbye to all that” prevailed, as the War on Terror was rhetorically and legally disassembled and the spare parts put toward building a law-enforcement operation. War was euphemized into “overseas contingency operations” and “kinetic military action.”
There was still bloodshed, but the language was often bloodless. Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a protégé of al-Qaeda guru Anwar al-Awlaki, shouted “Allahu Akbar!” as he killed his colleagues at Fort Hood. The military called the incident “workplace violence.”
As a matter of objective moral fact, the answer seems obvious. But also under any more subjective version of multiculturalism, pluralism, or moral relativism shy of nihilism, “evil” seems a pretty accurate description for an organization that is not only intolerant toward gays, Christians, atheists, moderate Muslims, Jews, women, et al. but also stones, beheads, and enslaves them.
Who are you saving the word for if “evil” is too harsh for the Islamic State? More to the point, since when is telling the truth evidence you’ve stopped thinking?
The entire Swedish defense
apparatus, including civil emergency, coast guard, etc., costs around 42
billion kroner. The entire Swedish justice system costs 40 billion
kroner. A brave Swedish Socialdemokrat asks: We were told that immigration is an economic benefit for our country. “So where is the money?“ Recently a Muslim participating in an Arabic talk show put the
Swedish police on alert as he exclaimed that “Until the day we die, we
will engage in war against Sweden and Europe.” Asked about receiving
welfare from the Swedish infidels, he answered: “No. It is not their
money, the money can only come from god.” Via 10news.dk, translated from SVD:
According to the Swedish Migration Board the increased
funding needs for asylum and migration totals 48 billion kroner for this
year and the next four years. 48 billion, in addition to already
budgeted amounts, that is.
Jihad Watch : Germany,
like all of Western Europe (and the U.S. and Canada) has been blanketed
with victimhood propaganda about “Islamophobia,” but it is not enough
to overwhelm what people see with their own eyes: increasing jihad
violence and Islamic supremacist thuggery.
The article sees this
understandable suspicion solely in terms of bigotry: “However, a second
question asking how people thought Germany should deal with hostility to
Muslims found that 53 percent of people believed that it should be
treated as seriously as anti-Semitism….
But a majority of 57 percent of
AfD supporters still thought that hostility to Muslims was as serious as
hatred against Jews.” Of course. Opposing jihad terror and Islamic
supremacism is not the same thing as racial or ethnic prejudice or
hostility to Muslims, despite the best efforts of Leftists and Islamic
supremacists to equate the two. What Germany, and all Western states,
must do is not allow the growth of a parallel society with its own
culture and system of laws, existing within but not paying allegiance to
There should be equal justice for all, and one legal system
applying to everyone, along with a call to Muslim communities to work
for genuine assimilation and genuine reform of the violent and
supremacist aspects of Islam. “Islam ‘does not belong in German society’ – poll,” The Local, August 7, 2014:
of Tabqa city and Islamic State militants tour the streets in
celebration after Islamic State militants took over Tabqa air base in
northeast Syria Sunday. (Reuters/Stringer)
Blazing Cat Fur : The nation watched in horror last week as ISIS terrorists beheaded an
American Christian journalist, videotaping the gruesome killing as an
open threat to the world that ISIS intends to establish a Muslim
caliphate that will hold absolute rule.
“Kids are taught in schools today that Islam is one of the three great
Abrahamic faiths, alongside Christianity and Judaism,” McFarland said,
“In 732, Muslim forces invaded Europe, and only because the Franks stood
up to them and turned them back did Islam not infiltrate Europe. In the
16th century during the Ottoman-Habsburg Wars, the Islamic Ottomans
again set their sights on the West—not to bring peace but to bring
absolute Islamic rule. And only because Christians stood up militarily
to the Ottomans were they defeated.
Good news: American convert to Islam -- a ‘rapper’ -- killed in Syria
Douglas McAuthur McCain, who became radicalized after chatting to
jihadists online, was allegedly killed over the weekend fighting for
ISIS in Syria
Blazing Cat Fur : An American man was reportedly killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) in Syria,
NBC News reports. The Free Syrian Army found the body of 33-year-old Douglas McAuthur
McCain after a fight with ISIS, with $800 cash in his pocket and an
U.S. officials and family members further confirmed the basketball lover and rapper's death.The San Diego native appears to have crossed into Syria a few months ago, according to posts on his personal Twitter.Friends and family have now started posting on his Facebook, expressing condolences to his wife and daughter.
McCain was born in southern California in January 1981, but eventually
moved with his family to the Twin Cities area of Minnesota where he
attended Robbinsdale Cooper High School in New Hope and played on the
basketball team. Old friends at the mostly-white school described McCain as a carefree teen who wasn't very religious. According to his Twitter, he converted to Islam around 2004 and his online posts become much more fervent.
As Britain collapses into inevitable chaos, civil war, and jihad in
the streets, Blair, Cameron, May and the rest, and all the dreary Sarah
Browns (one of the proprietors of the Leftist dhimmi hate site Harry’s
Place) among their dreary, dreary supporters, can congratulate
themselves that as they bring down a once-great civilization upon their
own heads, at least no one will think that they were “racist.” “Rotherham child abuse scandal: 1,400 children exploited, report finds,” BBC, August 26, 2014: Read it all here..............
Islamic State gives Iraqi Christians one week to convert, pay jizya or die
Jihad Watch : “The
group also threatened to impose a ‘special tax’ on Iraqi Christians.
Thousands of Christians left Mosul in July after the group gave the
ultimatum saying that if they did [not] comply there would be ‘nothing
for them but the sword.” That tax is Qur’anic: “Fight those who believe not in God nor the
Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by God and
His Apostle, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are)
of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing
submission, and feel themselves subdued.” (Qur’an 9:29).
“ISIS gives Iraq Christians ‘one week’ to convert or die,” by Charlene Adams, Christian Today, August 26, 2014: Islamic militant terrorists ISIS is giving non-muslims in Iraq three options: leave, convert or die. A WorldWatch Monitor report tells the personal account of Iraqi Christian Mikha Qasha.
In August, WWM reported that Qasha, an elderly paralytic, was moved
from his home in Qaraqosh after ISIS members threatened him with weapons
giving him one week to leave, convert to Islam or “face the sword.” Qasha eventually found his grandson and was taken to Ankawa, Iraq, the predominantly Christian suburb in the province of Erbil. ISIS has reportedly been giving the ultimatum since the group took
over Mosul, the capital of the Nineveh providence in northern Iraq, in
Muslim groups demand mandatory retraining of all federal, state, local law enforcement officials who may have learned truth about jihad
Jihad Watch : They
got the FBI and other federal agencies in 2011 to remove all mention of
Islam and jihad in connection with terrorism from counter-terror
training materials, and to fire counter-terror trainers (including me)
who spoke the truth about how Islamic jihadists used the texts and
teachings of Islam to justify violence and make recruits.
with that victory, they’re moving in for the kill: any law enforcement
official who may have heard the truth must be reeducated.
would be dead chuffed, but the fact is that even if Obama accepts and
implements this demand, and he probably will, the truth will out: even
Hamas-linked CAIR cannot prevent federal, state, and local law
enforcement personnel from having open eyes and watching jihad activity
in the U.S. and around the world, and drawing the obvious conclusions. “Muslim Activists Demand Overhaul of All U.S. Law Enforcement Training,” Judicial Watch, August 26, 2014:
ISIS atrocities started with Saudi support for salafi hate
Blazing Cat Fur : Along with a billion Muslims across the globe, I turn to Mecca in Saudi
Arabia every day to say my prayers.
But when I visit the holy cities of
Mecca and Medina, the resting place of the Prophet Muhammad, I am forced
to leave overwhelmed with anguish at the power of extremism running
amok in Islam’s birthplace.
Non-Muslims are forbidden to enter this part
of the kingdom, so there is no international scrutiny of the ideas and
practices that affect the 13 million Muslims who visit each year. Last week, Saudi Arabia donated $100 million to the United Nations to
fund a counterterrorism agency. This was a welcome contribution, but
last year, Saudi Arabia rejected a rotating seat on the United Nations
Security Council. This half-in, half-out posture of the Saudi kingdom is
a reflection of its inner paralysis in dealing with Sunni Islamist
radicalism: It wants to stop violence, but will not address the Salafism
that helps justify it.
India: Well integrated Muslim unleashes dogs on wife who refused to convert to Islam
National shooter Tara Sahdev refuses to convert religion; husband unleashes dogs on her!
Blazing Cat Fur : The news of national shooter Tara Sachdev’s husband unleashing dogs on
her has sent shock chills across the nation.
The reason behind this
heinous act has been her decision of not agreeing for the religion
conversion as demanded by her husband. Jharkhand born Tara Sahdev has
alleged that her husband Ranjit Kumar Kohli had been pressurizing to
convert her religion to Islam and when she denied doing anything of that
sort, she was subjected to physical assaults on various occasions –
including dogs being unleashed on her and also keeping her without food for days.
The magazine Valeurs Actuelles has a series of articles this week on the plight of the indigenous French people forced to live in Muslim-colonized areas.
Blazing Cat Fur : It is far from astonishing that doctors are now refusing to do home
visits, that the Post Office is often refusing to deliver packages to
certain Muslim areas.
Some funeral corteges, according to the
criminologist Xavier Raufer, are being forced to avoid high-risk
sectors, because the crosses on their hearses become targets of choice.
Even pizza delivery workers are sometimes obliged to stop servicing certain districts, Domino’s Pizzas in Poissy being one example. The owner of this franchise doesn’t want to put the lives of his employees in danger any more, after several of them were attacked on Maréchal-Lyautey Avenue.
Locals in the area confirm the danger.
A woman admits to us that she no longer wears jewellery for fear of it being stolen. Another person, a resident of the Saint-Exupéry district, confesses that “she can no longer dress as she likes”, for fear of being spat on. At 58, she fears one day having to wear “their cloth prisons”.
Blazing Cat Fur : What happens in Syria, Egypt, Iraq or Gaza has an impact every day right here in the Valley [Arizona].
Even in America, leading Muslim organizations and clerics bully with
threats of ostracism those Muslims who dare to dissent. Old-guard
ideologues, too, used to monopoly control, make it crystal clear to
their Muslim critics: Take us on and we will make an example of you as a
traitor to the Muslim community (the ummah). On July 28, Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr (Holiday of
the Feast) marking the end of our holy month of Ramadan, a spiritual
month of daily fasting from all food and drink. In Ramadan, we focus on
scripture, self-reflection and atonement. My family and I attended the
holiday Eid prayer service at the Islamic Center of the Northeast Valley
of which we are longtime members. Little did we know Imam Yaser Ali, a Valley attorney, would use this
otherwise joyous family holiday occasion to target me in the presence of
my wife and children. With more than 500 local Muslims in attendance, he riled up the crowd,
demanding a community “effort” against those Muslims “who go on Fox News
and speak ill against our Muslim brothers and sisters … who make the
mosques look bad.” These individuals, he said, “hate Islam” and “vilify Muslims.”
Will Hamas be held accountable for war crimes? Not likely
Hamas members (dressed in black) prepare to execute local Palestinians
who they claim spied for Israel, Aug. 22, 2014, in Gaza. (Image source:
Reuters video screenshot)
Blazing Cat Fur : What Khaled Mashaal forgot to mention was that Hamas and the Islamic
State do have at least one thing in common: they both carry out
extrajudicial executions as a means of terrorizing and intimidating
those who stand in their way or who dare to challenge their terrorism.
According to Hamas's logic, all members of the Palestinian Authority
government are "traitors" who should be dragged to public squares to be
shot by firing squads. According to the same logic, Mahmoud Abbas
himself should be executed for maintaining security coordination with
and talking to Israelis. As for the two executed women, the sources said that their only fault
was that they had been observed asking too many questions about
Palestinians who were killed in airstrikes...
How Obama Caused Gaza War And disproved the democratic-peace theory.
National Review : It was the election and brief rule of the Muslim Brotherhood (under Mohamed Morsi) in Egypt that was the proximate cause of the Gaza war.
It was the earlier election of the Muslim Brotherhood (in its Hamas incarnation) in Gaza that was the underlying cause. And it was unwise U.S. demands on Egypt and Palestine — demands that they hold elections and let Muslim religious parties run in them — that led to these twin evils.
Additional tunnels between Gaza and Egypt were constructed during Morsi’s year in power (June 2012 to July 2013).
The materials for the tunnels at the other end of Gaza — the ones into Israel — were smuggled in from Egypt that same year. So were the new sophisticated weapons Hamas has been using. Now Israel is cleaning up the mess.Morsi was not just a president, he was the leader of a movement-regime.
The movement was the same Muslim Brotherhood of which Hamas is a branch and al-Qaeda is an offshoot.
The Obama administration had encouraged Egyptians to vote Morsi into office; this made the difference in his thin margin of victory. The administration bears causal responsibility for the present conflict, alongside the Brotherhood itself.
The administration promoted uncritically what it called “democracy” in Egypt. At every point along the line it biased its democracy-promotion in ways that served the Brotherhood’s rise to power. This is obvious to Egyptians; they talk bitterly about how America foisted the Brotherhood on them. It is only Americans who have not heard about it.
AS news broke of the beheading of US journalist James Foley, 80 of
Australia’s Muslim representatives issued a statement denouncing the
extremism of ... Tony Abbott. Last week’s statement is the most frightening yet from our Muslim “leaders”. It attacks the Prime Minister for proposing anti-terrorism laws it falsely claims “specifically target Muslims”.
It ludicrously claims the threat from Muslim jihadists returning from
Iraq or Syria is “trumped up” and then savages the true villains — the
West and the Jews. “Racist caricatures of Muslims” are being peddled by a government
which won’t crack down on “Jews travelling to train or fight with the
Israeli Defence Force”. “We are not fooled by those who speak against violence and terrorism but
are its proponents at an institutional level through military and
“We are not fooled by those who speak of peace but ... support and
justify the most heinous of violence inflicted on innocent people as
seen recently in Gaza.” The message is clear. There can be no co-operation on laws to save
Australians from being blown up unless Australia abandons Israel and
stops fighting jihadists abroad.
Read it all here..........
National Review : A sign advertising the bacon at a Vermont diner has been taken down
after a Muslim resident complained about the sign on the Internet and
sparked a massive backlash against the restaurant, Sneakers Bistro.
June, in return for taking part in a local volunteer initiative to
plant flower beds in the city’s traffic medians, the diner was awarded a
sign on a lamp post that said “Yield for Sneakers Bacon.” A woman took
issue with the sign, calling it insensitive to those who don’t eat pork,
according to WPTZ.
woman’s objection, which she posted online, prompted several Facebook
and Yelp comments calling on Sneakers Bistro to take down the sign. The
diner’s owners contacted the woman to apologize and tell her the sign
has been removed. “We are here to serve people breakfast, not
politics,” the owners wrote in a separate Facebook post over the
“We removed the sign that was located on public property as a
gesture of respect for our diverse community.” The mayor of the town, Winooski, Vt., commended the diner for taking down the sign. “The cool part of living in a diverse community is that it’s not always comfortable,” Mayor Katherine “Deac” Decarreau
told the television network. “It’s a fascinating place with lots of
opportunities for conversation. The city has to pay attention to a lot
of factors while acting within what we can regulate.”
Comment by Indian Soul : This is beyond belief in America! When did this PC crap start? Maybe I was too busy working to pay for those that won't for the past 20 years. Seriously, when did Americans bow down to Muslim's being offended by a word, and hindering an American business by taking away advertising?
UK and US special forces form hunter killer unit to “smash the Islamic State”
Jihad Watch : This
will be interesting. Will these forces actually do what they have to do
to topple the Islamic State, or will they be hampered by impossible
politically correct rules of engagement that hamstring their ability to
do much of anything beyond act as a shooting gallery for local jihadis,
as in Afghanistan?
And will Muslim Brotherhood groups in the U.S. such as Hamas-linked
CAIR that have issued vague and pro-forma denunciations of the Islamic
State applaud this attempt to “smash” it, or will they start whining
about the victimization of Iraqi civilians and disproportionate force?
“SAS and US special forces forming hunter killer unit to ‘smash Islamic State,’” by Aaron Sharp, Mirror, August 23, 2014: Elite British and US special forces troops are forming a
hunter killer unit called Task Force Black – its orders: “Smash the
Islamic State.” The undercover warriors will aim to “cut the head off the snake” by
hitting the command structure of the Islamist terror group responsible
for a trail of atrocities across Iraq and Syria, reports the Sunday
Dumfuk, Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane: “The extremists’ barbarism seems apocalyptic. It has nothing to do with real Islam.”
Jihad Watch : “The
Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, said people should
think about what social psychosis was driving some young Muslims to give
their lives fighting ‘on the altar of the demonic’ for the Islamic
‘The situation needs prayer, action and deep reflection,’ he
said. ‘The extremists’ barbarism seems apocalyptic. It has nothing to do
with real Islam or God and is blasphemy of a kind.’” At least on the
basis of this report, he doesn’t seem to have explained what he thinks
that the Islamic State is doing that has nothing to do with real Islam,
but probably he assumes that Islam teaches peace and tolerance, and that
therefore their actions against Christians and Yazidis are wrong on
This is, unfortunately, not the case, as the Qur’an
commands Muslims to fight even against the People of the Book (which
includes Christians) until they “pay the jizya with willing submission,
and feel themselves subdued” (9:29). For Yazidis, who are not People of
the Book, the only options according to Islamic law are the options the
Islamic State gave them: convert or die. “The caliph makes war upon
Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians until they become Muslim or else pay
the non-Muslim poll tax…
The caliph fights all other peoples until they
become Muslim” (‘Umdat al-Salik o9.8-9) The archbishop, of course, is repeating assumptions shared by almost
all of his fellow bishops, as well as by virtually all non-Muslim
authorities in the West. No amount of evidence has yet shown itself
capable of dislodging these assumptions. “Bishops unite against ‘demonic’ Islamists,” by Tess Livingstone, The Australian, August 22, 2014:
“I’m ready to behead next enemy”: UK jihadist says “Allah make it easy” to behead; he is working to “establish Allah’s empire”
Jihad Watch : “‘I’m ready to behead next enemy’: Chilling message from Briton willing to kill for jihad,” by Patrick Hill, Mirror, August 23, 2014 (From Pamela Geller): A British jihadist feared to be one of The Beatles
militants behind US journalist James Foley’s killing has claimed Allah
makes beheading victims “easy”.
Abu Abduallah al-Britani, who fled the UK for Syria earlier this
year, made the horrific claim while admitting he was ready to die
fighting for the Islamic State.
He told of his terror training and revealed his fitness regime to
keep fit for battle. Chillingly, he even bragged that “wrist exercises”
made it easier to cut off enemies’ heads. Until now his only contact with the outside world has been warped
comments online, where he has posted pictures of life as an insurgent.
But now he has stepped out of the shadows to speak to one of our men
acting on a tip-off that al-Britani, 23, was communicating through an
obscure messaging app. Speaking a day after the sickening video emerged of American James,
40, being beheaded, al-Britani said he had no fears about carrying out
similar atrocities in Syria. Repeatedly calling our man “akhi” – or brother – al-Britani started
the disturbing conversation by laughing at James’ horrific death.
FBI counter-terror agents to guard UK airports against Islamic jihadis
Jihad Watch : “There
is a suspicion among the US intelligence community that Britain has
been and still is a soft touch for jihadists.”
No kidding, really?
Things must be really bad in Britain if the politically correct and
willfully ignorant FBI, which is forbidden to examine Islam and jihad in
connection with terrorism, is a step up from their current efforts.
So anxious to appease Islamic supremacists is the British government
that it banned Pamela Geller and me from entering the country for saying
that Islam had a doctrine of violence against unbelievers (which it
obviously does). Even today’s compromised FBI can help them improve on
that sorry record. “EXCLUSIVE: FBI agents to guard UK airports against jihadi fanatics,” by Caroline Wheeler and Amardeep Bassey, Express, August 24, 2014:
Three US officers from a specialist FBI counter-terror
unit are expected to land at Heathrow on Tuesday, with another 10
arriving within the week and dozens more over coming months.
New Zealand: Saudi convert from Islam to Christianity kidnapped by Saudi agents and forcibly flown back to Saudi Arabia
Jihad Watch : Two Saudi Arabian asylum seekers at opposite ends of the country have
suddenly flown home, and friends are convinced they have been forcibly
repatriated because they’d turned their backs on Islam.“Fears for Saudi Christian converts,” by Tony Wall and Blair Ensor, Stuff.co.nz, August 24, 2014:
Tony Wall and
Blair Ensor investigate. A half-eaten chop rots in a frying pan on a stove. Packaged food
spills out of a pantry. Elsewhere: electrical appliances, spartan
furniture, towels, clothing. Someone has left this council flat in the Christchurch suburb of Redwood in a hurry.
No-one has seen or heard from the tenant, Saudi refugee Khalid Muidh
Alzahrani, known as Daniel, for three weeks, and the council has applied
for an abandonment order for the property. Alzahrani, 42, suffered polio as a child, uses a walking stick and a wheelchair, and has other serious health problems.
He arrived in Christchurch about five years ago on a Saudi Government
scholarship to study English, moved to Dunedin after the earthquakes
and then returned to Christchurch, converting to Christianity and
applying for asylum. He was granted refugee status on the grounds that
he would be persecuted in Saudi Arabia, and told friends he was
terrified he would be kidnapped and forced to return.
Haven’t they been listening to Barack
Obama and David Cameron, the Pope of Rome and the Archbishop of
Brisbane, who tell them that the Islamic State has nothing to do with
Islam, and to all the Muslim groups in the West who have condemned (in
vague, non-specific terms) the Islamic State?
Is the Kingdom of the Two
Holy Places, dedicated to implementing Islam in every detail of life,
somehow filled with misunderstanders of Islam? What an odd turn of
events! How could it possibly have come about? “92% of Saudi’s believe that ‘IS(IS) conforms to the values of Islam and Islamic law’ – Poll,” Muslim Statistics, August 24, 2014: Saudi poll to reveal public’s level of sympathy for IS :
“When you meet the unbelievers, strike
the necks…” It would be refreshing if Barack Obama or the Archbishop of
Brisbane or one of the many other non-Muslim authorities who have
insisted that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam would
explain how he is misunderstanding that verse.
But it is doubtful that
they even know that such a verse exists in the Qur’an. “Jihadi Cleric Justifies IS Beheadings" MEMRI, August 26, 2014:
Indonesia’s President: “Indonesia is not an Islamic state. We respect all religions.”
Jihad Watch : What?
An Islamic state wouldn’t respect all religions?
Is Susilo Bambang
Yudhoyono some kind of Islamophobe, willfully misunderstanding the
Religion of Tolerance? “Indonesian president says Islamic State ‘embarrassing’ Muslims,” AFP, August 21, 2014:
The president of the world’s most populous
Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, on Thursday called the actions of
Islamic State militants “embarrassing” to the religion and urged Islamic
leaders to unite in tackling extremism.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the scale of the slaughter wrought by
the extremists in overrunning large swathes of Iraq and Syria and the
level of violence being used was appalling. “It is shocking. It is becoming out of control,” he said in an
interview with The Australian, a day after IS released a video showing a
masked militant beheading US reporter James Foley, provoking worldwide
“We do not tolerate it, we forbid ISIS in Indonesia,” he added,
referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as IS was
British jihadists: How Britain became the Yemen of the West
British jihadists fighting for Islamic State
"Britain’s role as a chief exporter of terror was made horrifically
clear this week. We examine the key failings of government and security
forces that allowed home-grown jihadists to flourish"
The Japanese hostage lies pinned to the sandy ground, bleeding from two
long, slashing cuts across his face – perhaps carried out with the same
knife that one of his jihadist interrogators is now pointing at him.
“Where are you from? Don’t lie to me!” shouts the man, in English. The
alleged “regime soldier”, in civilian clothes, thrashes desperately
against his captors as his throat is cut: an 18-minute snuff movie,
complete with sound, of unwatchable horror, linked to a Twitter account
apparently belonging to the British extremist Anjem Choudary. Dreadful as the murder video of the journalist James Foley was, it is by
no means the worst thing posted online by, or involving, British and
Western jihadists this week. In the jihadists’ theatre of savagery,
Britons and Westerners have for several months taken principal speaking
parts. The Foley video’s real significance, perhaps not fully understood in the
general shock, is different. Until now, the Islamic State (Isil) has
shown little interest in threatening the West. In that video, this
started to change, with “John the Beatle” promising the “bloodshed of
your people”. The ransom demand sent to Mr Foley’s family, published
yesterday, is even more explicit: “Today our swords are unsheathed
towards you, government and citizens alike,” it says. The Afghan war, which has cost so many lives, was supposed to deny
Islamist terrorism an operational base. Now the jihadists have a much
better one – in Iraq and Syria, separated from us by a road journey and a
short easyJet flight. It has been visited by up to 2,800 Westerners
since February 2011 (the start of the Arab Spring) – “more than in all
previous combat zones combined”, according to the International Centre
for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King’s College London. About 500 of these, a disproportionate number, are British (and a
further 1,500 are EU citizens with travel rights to the UK). Just under
4,000 Britons – including 1,450 children – have been referred to the
Government’s Channel programme, designed to divert those at risk of
radicalisation, though only about 20 per cent (777) are assessed to be
actually at risk of becoming involved in terrorism. The numbers have
roughly doubled in the past two years. How did Britain become such a wellspring of extremism, a Yemen of the
West? And what can we do about the hundreds of radicalised, brutalised
and combat-trained fellow citizens heading back to our shores? Britain’s key failing is that it was tough where it should have been
liberal, and liberal where it should have been tough. It extended
detention without trial and stop-and-search: sweeping measures that
affected everyone and left Muslims, most of whom are completely
blameless, feeling under attack. At the same time, it was ridiculously
tolerant and indulgent towards a small minority of Muslim radicals. The vast majority of ordinary British Muslims are not extremists, as
every poll shows. But extremists do control, or heavily influence, many
of the most important institutions of Muslim Britain: key mosques, large
Muslim charities, influential TV stations, university Islamic societies
and schools. Until recently, this was done with at best the
acquiescence, at worst the support, of the British state. It was acting
partly in the naive (and surely now disproved) belief that it could
anoint “good” radicals and use them against the “bad” ones, and partly
through the loss of moral perspective that seems to overtake some
liberals whenever race is involved. In the most bizarre example, Ed Balls, when education secretary in the
last government, actively defended the payment of public money – which
continues to this day – to schools run by supporters of the racist,
separatist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, whose key aim, the creation of an
Islamic state, has now been achieved in Iraq and Syria. Shiraz Maher, from the ICSR, believes that “in many respects preachers
and mosques no longer matter”, because social media is seducing
potential Isil recruits far more effectively. Of course traditional
forms of influence are less dominant now – but to say they no longer
matter is like saying newspapers or the BBC no longer matter. In fact, substantial numbers of those Britons who have travelled to
Syria and Iraq have been heavily involved with radical mosques – such as
al-Manar in Cardiff, attended by the first British jihadists to make an
Isil propaganda video – or with radical groups, such as Choudary’s
al-Muhajiroun, which is closely linked to the first British suicide
bomber, Abdul Waheed Majid. Hat tip : EOTW More...
three thousand Armenian refugees sought refuge with the Protestant
church in Bakhche (Cilicia) Archive of the German Assistance
Association, Tessa Hofmann & Gerayer Koutcharian, Armenian Review,
Spring/Summer, 1992, Vol. 45, No. 1-2/177-178, p. 82, Fig. 19. See more
(gruesome) photos here.
Blazing Cat Fur : A century ago, the Yazidis of Sinjar saved hundreds of Armenians and
Assyrian Christians as they were being slaughtered by the forces of the
Ottoman Turks and their Kurdish proxies in what a growing body of
scholars considers the 20th century’s first genocide.
“They built a
colony for these people, with houses, a church and a clinic,” says David
Gaunt, a British historian. In 1918 the Ottomans retaliated by sending a
small army to Sinjar, destroying the buildings and capturing a revered
Yazidi leader, Hamo Sharro, who was sentenced to five years of hard
labour. Now, in an ironic twist, thousands of Yazidis are seeking refuge in
Turkey as they flee the savagery of the jihadists who overran Sinjar on
August 3rd. Some 2,500 members of this ancient sect, whom Muslims label
“devil worshippers” because of their adulation of an angel in the guise
of a peacock, are said to have crossed into Turkey.
Most are in a camp
erected by Turkish authorities in Silopi, a border town in the mainly
Kurdish south-east. But a growing number are heading to villages dotting
the barren plains around Batman, a province that hosted a vibrant mix
of Christians and Yazidis before the bloodshed of 1915.
The Arab Empire - Arabs are not indigenous to most of the land they control
Sunday, August 24, 2014
National Review : A map has circulated showing the Islamic State’s five-year plan: a caliphate that stretches from the Iberian peninsula to western China, including all of India, north Africa, the Middle East, Asia Minor, and southeastern Europe. It’s an ambitious agenda.
According to an Islamic State spokesman, the map doesn’t show lands to be captured but, rather, lands to be liberated: “We will die for [the caliphate] until we open those occupied lands from Jakarta to Andalusia.” Andalusia’s a big deal to Islamists, who see it as their high-water mark. “Spain is the land of our ancestors and we will open it with the power of Allah.”This is a good time, then, to talk about a touchy subject: empires and occupation.
Nothing angers an Islamist like an infidel occupying Muslim land. The political Left has a taboo along the same lines; no memory is reviled like those of the old empires. The Arab League covers 5 million square miles, stretching from the Persian Gulf to Africa’s west coast.
When people think of indigenous peoples of the Middle East, they think of Arabs — but in the grand scheme, the Arabs are new to most of the territory they control. Striking out from the Arabian Peninsula around 600 a.d. with their new Muslim message, they conquered, converted, and murdered their way into ethnic dominance from Iraq to Morocco.
Today’s Egyptians are not descendants of the Egyptians who built the pyramids — though the bitterly oppressed Copts might be. Moab and the Moabites have disappeared, the Lebanese of antiquity were Phoenician, the Philistines were not Palestinian. In fact, only one nation west of Persia weathered the storm of Arab expansion and reestablished self-governance: the Judeans.
For 3,000 years, there have always been Jews in Israel.
They were conquered by the Assyrians, and the Babylonians, and the Greeks, and the Romans, but through the massacres and mass deportations, a few Jews always remained. In 1948, the United Nations voted to acknowledge a renewed Jewish homeland in Israel, and the surrounding Arabs vowed to drive the Jews into the sea.
The Jews survived, and recovered more of their pre-Diaspora territory than the U.N. intended — but the heartland of the ancient Jewish kingdoms, the Judean hills on the River Jordan’s west bank, remained in Arab control till 1967. In ’67, an Arab coalition attacked Israel, and the Jews got some more of their homeland back. Sort of.
Dearborn: Muslim cleric popular with Islamic State jihadis owes $250K for fraud
Jihad Watch : Jihadists
often believe themselves to be entitled to the money of the Infidels,
in lieu of the payment of the jizya, the tax specified for dhimmis in
the Islamic state (Qur’an 9:29).
The jizya will be collected when that
becomes possible. Meanwhile, is anyone in authority watching this Muslim cleric who is
so popular with supporters of the Islamic State? Or would that be
“Islamophobic,” and subject to a scolding follow-up piece penned by the
thoroughly compromised pro-jihad “journalist” Niraj Warikoo?
“U.S.: Dearborn cleric popular with ISIS fighters owes $250K for fraud,” by Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, August 21, 2014:
UK: Jewish man arrested after driving away pro-Hamas thugs menacing kosher deli
Jihad Watch : One
of the anti-Semitic protesters shouted: “Jews aren’t safe – we’re
coming to get you.”
But they didn’t get arrested; only a Jewish man did.
That is Britain in 2014. To have arrested the Jew-haters who were
menacing the deli would have been “Islamophobic.”
never miss an opportunity to bow before their Islamic supremacist
masters. What a bright future Britain has! “Jewish Man Arrested after Chasing off ‘Anti-Semitic’ Pro-Palestinian Protesters in London,” by Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart News, August 22, 2014 (From Pamela Geller):
A Jewish man has been arrested for common assault after
he drove away socialist, pro-Palestinian protestors who were menacing a
kosher delicatessen in Bushey, just north of London.
is reporting that witnesses described how a group of around 15 men, who
had been taking part in a socialist ‘March for jobs’ unfurled
Palestinian flags outside Flax’s Kosher Deli, at about 5.20pm last
Tuesday. Some of the customers went out to confront the men, chasing
them down the street where the scene escalated into violence.
German minister accuses Qatar of financing the Islamic State
Jihad Watch : There
would be nothing surprising about this, if it is true.
Qatar is the
hoke of al-Jazeera and was the longtime base of operations of Sheikh
Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who has denounced the Islamic State after spending
decades teaching what it teaches.
“German minister accuses Qatar of financing ISIS,” AFP, August 20, 2014 : Germany’s development aid minister, Gerd Mueller, on
Wednesday accused Qatar of financing the militant group the Islamic
State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “A story like this always has a history,” he said in an interview with public broadcaster ZDF.
“Who is financing these troops? Hint: Qatar,” he added. Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel this week urged a
“debate” about who has been and is financing ISIS, but without naming
any countries. Meanwhile, Germany said it is ready to send weapons to support Iraqi
Kurds in their battle against ISIS, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter
Vermont: Restaurant ad for bacon removed after Muslim claimed it offended her
Jihad Watch : The
sign said “Yield Sneakers Bacon”: i.e., yield to the allure of the
delicious bacon at Sneakers Bistro.
But in the end it was the operators
of Sneakers who yielded. For them, “diversity” means making the world a
bit less diverse, by yielding to the Islamic supremacist demand that
Infidels must conform their behavior to Muslim sensibilities.
the ironclad and ever-reinforced principle: in Muslim countries,
non-Muslims must change their behavior to avoid offending Muslims. And
in non-Muslim countries, non-Muslims must change their behavior to avoid
offending Muslims. “Advertisement removed after resident expresses offense,” by Hannah McDonald, WPTZ.com, August 23, 2014 :
A sign on a lamp post at the bottom of the Winooski Circle displayed
the words “Yield Sneakers Bacon” until Friday morning. The bistro owners
took it down. It got there as part of “Operation Bloom.” A city program put it in place to keep its flower beds beautiful. If
businesses do some gardening they can post an advertisement where they
do it, but the word “bacon” on the Sneakers Bistro sign started a
discussion about diversity on the Winooski Front Porch Forum.
It started with a post from one woman who wrote that the sign was
insensitive to those who do not consume pork. She said as a Muslim she
is personally offended by it.
Jihad Watch : UK media darling Mehdi Hasan frequently dissembles
about how Islamic jihadists use the texts and teachings of the Qur’an
and Sunnah to justify hatred, violence and supremacism, and this piece
is a particularly clever example, chock full of his trademark diversions
and sleights of hand.
Here he extrapolates from the apparent fact that
two jihad terrorists ordered copies of Islam for Dummies and The Koran for Dummies to argue that “the 1,400-year-old Islamic faith has little to do with the modern jihadist movement.”
He claims, you see, that the fact that these jihadis ordered these
books shows that they didn’t know anything about the faith for which
they were going to fight. Of course, it doesn’t actually mean that at
all. It could mean that, but it could also mean that Yusuf Sarwar and
Mohammed Ahmed wanted convenient guides that would help them explain
Islam to others, or to explain clearly and simply to friends and family
why they had chosen the path they had.
They could have wanted these
books to send to their hard-drinking, sinful, irreligious cousins, in an
effort to recruit them to devout Islam and jihad. They may have ordered
these books for any number of reasons; Mehdi Hasan seizes on only one
of them and runs with it, larding his thesis with irrelevancies in order
to give it more heft.
Hamas-linked CAIR’s Nihad Awad: “Israel is the biggest threat to world peace and security”
Jihad Watch : Bigger
than the Islamic State. Bigger than Boko Haram. Bigger than al-Qaeda.
Bigger than al-Shabaab.
Bigger, of course, than Hamas and Hizballah and
Islamic Jihad. Bigger than the genocidal anti-Semites of the Iranian
mullahcracy. As far as the Islamic supremacist Nihad Awad of
Hamas-linked CAIR is concerned, none of those jihadis are as big a
threat to world peace and security than a nation of Jews who refuse to
“Hey, Nihad, Look up. Look Down.,” IPT News, August 22, 2014: Vladimir Putin’s Russian forces remain poised
for a possible takeover of neighboring Ukraine. Nuclear-armed North
Korea is ruled by an unstable, nihilistic dictator who constantly makes new threats against American allies and the United States itself (along with some of its filmmakers).
The Islamic State terrorist group slaughters as many people who cross its path and poses a credible threat of genocide against the ancient Yazidi people in Iraq. But according to Nihad Awad, head of the supposedly mainstream
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), those threats to global
peace pale in comparison with the real threat to world peace and
There needs to be an investigation of the United Nations. As I wrote on July 29:
“There needs to be an investigation of the UNRWA over this. Could it
really keep happening without any UN officials knowing what was going
The problem is, who can investigate the United Nations? Not Obama’s
investigative or intelligence apparatus.”
Enough is enough. The UN should be defunded and expelled from the United States.“4-Year-Old Israeli Boy, Daniel Tregerman, Killed by Mortar Fired From UNRWA School in Gaza,”Algemeiner, August 22, 2014 :
One year after Morsi’s ouster, looted Coptic churches turn into trash dumps
Jihad Watch : The
new Egyptian government had pledged to rebuild the churches, but they
may face too much public opposition actually to be able to do that.
After all, the Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt haven’t all
vanished into thin air, and rebuilding the churches is just the kind of
thing that could provoke them. “One Year After Morsi’s Ouster, Looted Coptic Churches Turn into Trash Dumps,” by Mina Fayek, Muftah, August 21, 2014:
One year ago, Egypt witnessed an unprecedented number of
sectarian attacks against Coptic institutions, properties, schools,
orphanages, and churches nationwide. These attacks came after the ouster
of President Mohamed Morsi on July 3, 2013, and intensified following
the violent dispersal in August 2013 of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Rabaa
and Nahda sit-ins, which left hundreds dead.
Participants in these sit-ins openly accused Coptic Christians of
engineering Morsi’s ouster and depicted the incident as a war against
Islam led by the Coptic Church. In response, angry Islamist mobs
attacked, looted and burned more than sixty churches throughout the
At the time, the Egyptian military vowed to restore the damaged
churches. But, over a year later, these promises remain unfulfilled. It
would seem, yet again, that the Egyptian state has used violence against
Copts for its own cynical political purposes, and abandoned the
community in its time of need.
Australia: Muslim jailed for threatening to slit Commonwealth Officer’s throat
Jihad Watch : “When
you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4) But it’s OK —
he expressed “remorse,” so maybe he doesn’t believe in that passage of
the Qur’an anymore.
“Sydney man jailed for threatening to slit Commonwealth Officer’s throat,” by Jamelle Wells, ABC News Australia, August 22, 2014 :
A Sydney man has been jailed for nine months for threatening to slit the throat of a Commonwealth official. Milad Bin Ahmad-Shah Al Ahmadzai, 24, threatened to slit the
officer’s throat and called him a pig during prank phone calls in 2013,
Sydney’s District Court heard.
In one call, he threatened to crack the officer’s neck and in another said his name was Ronald McDonald. Al Ahmadzai appeared in court via video-link with his hands over his mouth and, at times, smiling. Sentencing him to nine months jail, Judge Ian McClintock said he had
shown remorse and entered an early guilty plea to charges of using a
carriage service to make a threat and threatening to harm a public
Kentucky Catholic church paints ن on door in solidarity with Christians persecuted by Islamic State
Jihad Watch : Kudos
to Fr. Jim Sichko and the parishioners of St. Mark’s Church.
Islamic State painted the ن on the door of the homes of Christians in
Mosul to mark them for extortion (as per Qur’an 9:29) or extermination.
Christians and all free people worldwide should be standing in
solidarity with those persecuted Christians, but St. Mark’s is
unfortunately in quite rare company: most Catholics (and Christians in
general) would never dream of taking on this symbol, as it might harm
their precious and spectacularly unproductive “dialogue” with Muslims,
and could even be construed as “Islamophobic.” Heaven forfend!
“Special Symbol At Richmond Church Shines Light On World Issue,” Lex18.com, August 5, 2014: A special symbol on the door of a Richmond Catholic church has people around the world talking. It’s a symbol that shines brightly on the door of St. Mark Church,
piquing the interest of many and sparking conversations far beyond
Kentucky. The symbol – the Aramaic symbol for the letter “n,” which means Nazarean – was placed on the door Thursday evening.
‘History’ Won’t Defeat ISIS The folly of progressive foreign policy By Mona Charen
Friday, August 22, 2014
National Review : Bad actors around the globe keep getting confused about the calendar, and it falls to the Obama administration to set them straight.
The Russians, Secretary of State John Kerry protested back in March, have forgotten what century we’re living in: “You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on a completely trumped up pretext.” Kerry was echoing President Obama’s observation that by seizing Crimea, Russian president Putin was putting himself “on the wrong side of history.”
It’s a theme this president sounded in his first inaugural address, warning that “those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent” are “on the wrong side of history . . . ” He returned to it in his remarks (bracketed by golf outings) about the horrific murder of James Foley. After describing just how barbaric the Islamic State terrorists are, Obama offered the following complacent analysis:
“And people like this ultimately fail. They fail, because the future is won by those who build and not destroy and the world is shaped . . . by the overwhelming majority of humanity who are appalled by those who killed [Foley] . . . One thing we can all agree on is that a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century.”The great task for a leader of the United States, Obama appears to believe, is to get out of history’s way.
That’s why it’s a good idea to reduce our army to its smallest size since 1940, and to reduce the Marines by 8 percent. According to the American Thinker, the Army chief of staff recently testified that due to cutbacks in training funds, 75 percent of our forces are not combat-ready. Apparently that’s okay, because according to the words of Martin Luther King Jr., which Obama had embroidered into the Oval Office rug, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
James Foley’s family might not agree. Nor would the Yazidis, or the hundreds of thousands of Syrians murdered by gas and artillery and barrel bombs, or the 100,000 Bosnians and others killed in the heart of Europe in the late 20th century, or the 1 million Rwandans killed in 1994, or the roughly 2 million Cambodians massacred between 1975 and 1979. “History” in all cases looked on impassively.