Monday, 29 September 2014

America Gears Up for Islamic State Jihad Attacks.

"And fight in the way of Allah, & know that Allah is Hearing, Knowing." So says one of the many belligerent verses (number 2:244) peppering the disgusting book that Muslims claim was written by Allah himself, the Koran.

In the years to come, it will be interesting to see how historians interpret the progression of contemporary events, to pinpoint the exact moment when the West finally woke up to the vile & violent nature of Islam & took steps to throw it off. Looking at this report from Reuters today, one cannot imagine that moment's coming can be much longer:

Obama says misread Islamic State; Qaeda warns of attacks on West

President Barack Obama has acknowledged that U.S. intelligence underestimated the rise of Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, where the head of an al Qaeda branch warned militants will attack the West in retaliation for U.S.-led air strikes.

Turkish tanks took up positions on the Syrian frontier, opposite a besieged border town where Islamic State shelling intensified and stray fire hit Turkish soil.

U.S.-led air strikes overnight hit a natural gas plant controlled by Islamic State fighters in eastern Syria, a monitoring body reported, part of an apparent campaign to disrupt one of the fighters' main sources of income.

The monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said planes also struck a grain silo in northern Syria killing civilians. This could not be immediately confirmed.

U.S.-led strikes have so far failed to halt an advance by fighters in northern Syria on Kobani, a Kurdish town on the border with Turkey where the past week's battle caused the fastest refugee flight of Syria's three-year civil war.

At least 15 Turkish tanks were positioned at the frontier, some with guns pointed towards Syrian territory. More tanks and armoured vehicles moved towards the border after shells landed in Turkey on Sunday and Monday.

The United States has been bombing Islamic State and other groups in Syria for a week with the help of Arab allies, and hitting targets in neighbouring Iraq since last month. European countries have joined the campaign in Iraq but not in Syria.

Islamic State, a Sunni militant group which broke off from al Qaeda, alarmed the West and the Middle East by sweeping through northern Iraq in June, slaughtering prisoners and ordering Shi'ites and non-Muslims to convert or die.

It is battling Shi'ite backed governments in both Iraq and Syria, as well as other Sunni groups in Syria and Kurdish groups in both countries, part of complex multi-sided civil wars in which nearly every country in the Middle East has a stake.

The head of Syria's al Qaeda branch, the Nusra Front, a Sunni militant group which is a rival of Islamic State and has also been targeted by U.S. strikes, said Islamists would carry out attacks on the West in retaliation for the campaign.

"Muslims will not watch while their sons are bombed. Your leaders will not be the only ones who would pay the price of the war. You will pay the heaviest price," Abu Mohamad al-Golani said in an audio message posted on pro-Nusra forums.

He also said his followers should not take advantage of the U.S. strikes to hit out at Islamic State. The U.S. strikes have created pressure on Nusra to reconcile with Islamic State, a move that would unite Syria's most powerful Sunni Islamist forces and widen territory under their control.

Obama has worked since August to build an international coalition to combat the fighters, describing them last week in an address to the United Nations as a "network of death".

His acknowledgment in an interview broadcast on Sunday that U.S. intelligence had underestimated Islamic State offered an explanation for why Washington appeared to have been taken by surprise when the fighters surged through northern Iraq in June.

The militants had gone underground when U.S. forces quashed al Qaeda in Iraq with the aid of local tribes during the U.S. war there which ended in 2011, Obama told CBS's "60 Minutes".

"But over the past couple of years, during the chaos of the Syrian civil war, where essentially you have huge swathes of the country that are completely ungoverned, they were able to reconstitute themselves and take advantage of that chaos."

Some of the U.S. president's opponents at home have seized on a remark he made in January using a sports metaphor to dismiss Sunni militants in Iraq and Syria. He compared them to a low-level school basketball team posing as professionals.

"If a JV (junior varsity) team puts on Lakers uniforms, that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant," Obama told the New Yorker magazine in January.

BATTLE ON BORDER

Islamic State's advance has not been halted in Syria, where it is fighting Kurdish forces near the border city of Kobani, where 140,000 refugees fled a week ago.

Gunfire rang out from across the border and a plume of smoke rose over Kobani as periodic shelling by Islamic State fighters took place. Kurds watching the fighting from the Turkish side of the border said the Syrian Kurdish group, the YPG, was putting up a strong defence.

"Many Islamic State fighters have been killed. They're not taking the bodies with them," said Ayhan, a Turkish Kurd who had spoken by phone with one of his friends fighting with the YPG. He said Kurdish forces had picked up eight Islamic State bodies.

At Mursitpinar, the nearby border crossing, scores of young men were returning to Syria saying they would join the fight. More refugees were fleeing in the opposite direction.

"Because of the bombs, everyone is running away. We heard people have been killed," said Xelil, a 39-year-old engineer who fled Kobani on Monday. "The YPG have got small weapons but Islamic State has big guns and tanks."

A local official inside Kobani said Islamic State continued to besiege the town from the east, west and south and that the militants were 10 km from the outskirts.

"From the morning there have been bomb shellings into Kobani and ... maybe about 20 rockets," Idris Nassan, deputy foreign minister in a local Kurdish administration said by phone. He said the rockets had killed at least three people in the town.

Turkey has not permitted its own Kurds to cross to join the battle: "If they've got Syrian identity or passports, they can go. But only Syrians, not Turks," said one Turkish official at the border where security has been tightened.

A NATO member with the most powerful army in the area, Turkey has so far kept out of the U.S.-led coalition, angering many of its own Kurds who say the policy has abandoned their cousins in Syria to the wrath of Islamic State fighters.

OBAMA STILL SEEKS DOWNFALL OF ASSAD

The U.S.-led coalition includes Sunni Arab states who oppose Syria's Assad, but does not include Assad or his main ally Iran, even though Islamic State's sway in Syria grew from the revolt against Assad's government.

Obama, who nearly ordered air strikes against Assad's government a year ago only to cancel them at the last minute, said he recognised the apparent contradiction in opposing Assad while bombing his enemies. He still wants Assad to leave power, but considers Islamic State the more urgent threat.

"For Syria to remain unified, it is not possible that Assad presides over that entire process," he said in his interview.

"On the other hand, in terms of immediate threats to the United States, ISIL, Khorasan group, those folks could kill Americans," he said, using an acronym for Islamic State and the name of a separate cell of al Qaeda figures targeted last week.

Saudi Arabia, the regional Sunni power which has joined the U.S.-led strikes, blamed other countries for supporting Islamic State, although it did not name them. Riyadh has in the past criticised Qatar for supporting Islamist movements.

Islamic State was formed not in a "haphazard fashion but under the auspices of states and organisations with all their capabilities and bad intentions," Saudi Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef said. "We will firmly face this organisation and others."

The Syrian Observatory, which monitors the conflict with a network of sources on the ground, said U.S.-led strikes had hit a Conoco gas plant controlled by Islamic State outside Deir al-Zor city in eastern Syria, wounding several fighters.

The plant feeds a power station in Homs that provides several provinces with electricity and powers oilfield generators, the Observatory said.

The observatory also said warplanes had hit mills and grain storage areas in the northern Syrian town of Manbij, killing civilian workers. It was not immediately possible to verify the information and there was no immediate comment from Washington.

U.S.-led warplanes also hit areas of Hasaka city in Syria's north east and the outskirts of Raqqa city in the north, which is Islamic State's stronghold. Syria's state news agency also said U.S.-led forces had carried out strikes in Raqqa province.

Some of Assad's opponents worry that the U.S.-led bombing will help the Syrian leader stay in power by hurting his most powerful Sunni foes. Syria's military has intensified its own bombing campaign in the country's west, even as Washington has struck in the east. Overnight, Damascus carried out air raids in Aleppo province and in Hama, the Observatory said.

Feeling Blue? Kill the Infidel!

"O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you & let them find in you hardness; & know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil)." So it says, in Allah's bumper book of drivel, the Koran, in verse 9:123. It is a strange thing, but the very obvious cause of jihad, that is the blatant urgings to violence strewn throughout the Koran, such as quoted above, are ignored by those whose precise job it is to determine the cause of the catastrophe occurring across the Middle East. Educated people will try to find any cause for the bloodletting that we see around us, other than the real one.

One example is a professor in east London, who has established that jihadis do what they do because they're a bit depressed & bored. Never mind the Koranic encouragement to horrific violence against the infidel, never mind the sanguinary history of Islam, which has been responsible for 270 million deaths in the 14 miserable centuries of its existence, it is mere ennui that motivates the jihadists to murder. It comes to something when a member of the Quilliam Foundation acts as the voice of reason, as she does in this report from the Independent on Wednesday (hat-tip to Lapido Media @LapidoMedia):

Radicalised Muslims in UK more likely to be born in Britain, rich and depressed

Young British Muslims whose families have lived in the UK for generations are more at risk of radicalisation than recent migrants to Britain, according to new research which reveals the common characteristics of those most vulnerable to recruitment by terrorists.

Suffering from depression, being financially comfortable and being socially isolated were also common factors amongst those sympathising with terrorism, the University of London study found.

More than 600 Muslim men and women living in Britain aged 18 to 45 were asked detailed questions about their lives and views. Their risk of radicalisation was calculated according to a score of sympathy or condemnation they gave towards 16 terrorist actions, such as the use of suicide bombs to fight injustice.

Those showing the strongest condemnation towards violent protest and terrorism appeared to be frequently in touch with more friends and family. Recent migrants to Britain in poor physical health were also amongst the most likely to be critical.

Kamaldeep Bhui, lead author of the study and professor of cultural psychiatry and epidemiology at Queen Mary University of London, said: "Migrant groups are much stronger in condemning terrorism. I think the most compelling argument for this is that recent migrants are dealing with a hard struggle and they've invested in coming here.

"They've got adversity to deal with and are not in a position where they can indulge some of the ideas of grievance. Whereas people born and brought up here probably take for granted the security and safety where they live and the education and support."

Those surveyed were of Muslim heritage living in East London and Bradford. Those in the Bangladeshi community were most likely to condemn acts of terrorism strongly.

Being comfortably off was also a factor in sympathy for terrorist acts but not in the way researchers expected. Those who were least happy with their local area, feared their neighbourhood and saw violence in the community were actually more resistant to radicalisation.

Mild depressive symptoms were more common among those showing the most sympathy towards violent protest and terrorism. As well as causing a sense of hopelessness and a more pessimistic outlook on life, depression is also linked to social isolation – which can exacerbate extreme views.

Professor Bhui said: "The relationship between radicalisation and mental health is complex but we now know depression, alongside poor social networks and isolation, does play a role in vulnerability to radicalisation." Researchers hope their findings will be useful in identifying young people at risk of sympathising with extremist views – and help target policy and public health interventions to prevent more being recruited to terrorist groups.

Professor Bhui said: "We spend a great deal of time, effort and money on counter-terrorism – but virtually no attention is given to preventing radicalisation before it has a chance to take hold. We must change this approach and stop waiting for terrorism to happen before acting. The violence we're witnessing in Syria and Iraq are devastating examples of this – whereby seemingly ordinary British citizens have become radicalised enough to leave their lives in the UK and commit themselves to a hopeless future, and in some cases, commit atrocities against innocent people."

Bhui
Saltman
But Dr Erin Marie Saltman, senior researcher at the counter-extremism think-tank Quilliam, counselled caution. "What you don't want to see is policy that specifically targets a minority age-specific group. That becomes very dangerous," she said. "You don't want to go up to a 19-year-old second or third-generation British Muslim and say 'you're prone to radicalisation'.

"We see females go out and become wives of jihadists and we see white people with no Muslim background who've gone to help jihadists. What you need to work on are the roots… we need to be teaching young people to have critical digital consumption habits and debunk myths about ideology."

Jihadist's Mother Angry at Those Who 'Brainwashed' Her Son.

"Fight & kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait & ambush them using every stratagem of war." So Allah tells his demented devotees, in his very own demented & inchoate compendium of crap, the Koran, in verse 9:5.

Verse 9:5 is judged the most important verse in the Koran, it is called the 'Verse of the Sword' & it supersedes or 'abrogates' every ostensibly peaceful verse in that mess of a text. So, the most important verse in Islam's most important book tells its frothing followers to 'kill the disbelievers wherever you find them', making Islam all about death.

After the second generation immigrant to the UK, Ibrahim Kamara, got himself killed by an American drone strike in Aleppo (good riddance) his mother, Khadijah, has expressed her anger at those who 'brainwashed' her son into going to that godforsaken hellhole to fight for al-Qaeda. Well, Khadijah, after coming to England you had the opportunity to ditch the hideous death cult of Islam, but you did not. You insisted upon carrying on with its barbaric practices & teachings, including swaddling yourself in the ridiculous head-bag Islam dictates.

You brought your son up in an environment suffused with the filth of Islam, when you had the chance of a fresh start. So tell me, Khadijah, when you say that you are angry with the people who brainwashed your son, how is this not you? You can watch Khadijah indulge in the traditional Muslim pastime of blaming everyone but herself, in the video embedded within this report from The Telegraph on Wednesday (hat-tip to Ivan Humble @NewDayStarts):

Brighton jihadi 'among five killed in Syria drone strike'
Western fighters in war-stricken country claim Ibrahim Kamara, also known as Khalil al-Britani, died in US air strike on Aleppo

Up to five British jihadists including a teenager from Brighton are believed to have been killed in Syria during US airstrikes, according to reports.

Ibrahim Kamara, 19, is thought to have been fighting for al Nusra, an affiliate group of al-Qaeda, in the war-torn country.

Two western fighters in Syria said Mr Kamara, who is also known as Khalil al-Britani, died after a US air strike on Aleppo.

Channel 4 News said a source in Syria had told them he was among up to five Britons killed following the strikes.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We are aware of reports of the deaths of British nationals in Syria."

Mr Kamara's mother, Khadijah Kamara, 35, who lives in Brighton, told The Guardian she felt numb and confused when she was told on Tuesday that her son was dead.

She said she knew her eldest son was going to die when she found out he was in Syria and she came close to disowning him when he called to tell her where he was.

"He called me in February," she told the newspaper. "He said: 'Mum, I'm in Syria', and I hung up. He rang again and I said: 'Don't ever call me."'

Kamara is thought to have been fighting forJabhat al-Nusra, an affiliate group of al-Qaeda, in Aleppo.

Jabhat al-Nusra has been fighting against both the Syrian government and Islamic State militants in the country's civil war.

The Foreign Office said they are "aware of the reports", and are trying to verify them.

A picture posted on Facebook appears to show Kamara's face in an unzipped body bag covered in fine sand, The Guardian said.

He reportedly studied at Brighton's Varndean College for one year to resit his GCSE exams.

Ms Kamara said her football-loving son was 'normal' but had fallen in with the 'wrong people'.

She said a picture of Ibrahim's dead body was sent to his sibling in Britain with the message "congratulations your brother has been martyred".

Ms Kamara, told of her "anger" towards the people who "brainwashed" her son.

Ms Kamara said she struggled to understand why her son would want to fight for extremists in Syria, I've always been angry inside, I didn't know how to deal with it, I couldn't believe it, I couldn't imagine a member of my family could even think about this kind of thing."

She said her 19-year-old son was "bitter" after she disapproved of his decision, telling him he "was not doing the right thing".

Ms Kamara also spoke of her fury with the airport that allowed her son to travel on his 15-year-old brother's passport.

"I am angry at the people who brainwashed him and also the airport. Who would let someone travel on a 15-year-old's passport. It was not his passport yet he got away with it. I will never figure this out," she said.

Amer Deghayes, who fought alongside the teenager and is also from Brighton, posted news of the death on his Facebook page.

Another fighter said Kamara had no intention of returning to the UK.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: 'We are aware of reports of the death of a British national in Syria.' They added that reports are difficult to verify as officials cannot access the war-torn region.

The news comes as it emerged that the leader of the al-Qaeda group that was unexpectedly targeted by air strikes in Syria was feared to have perfected a new bomb that could bypass Western airport security, according to US officials.

The Pentagon caught observers by surprise when it said it had targeted a group called Khorasan as well as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in Tuesday morning’s raids.

James Clapper, the US director of national intelligence, had said last week that he was concerned about the al-Qaeda branch formed of foreign fighters, but there had been no other indication that the US would bomb it.

Social media reports said one of the group’s main leaders, a Kuwaiti former associate of Osama bin Laden named Muhsin al-Fadhli, had been killed. He was, at the age of 33, a long-term threat to the United States and its allies.

Yesterday, Susan Rice, the US national security adviser, and the Pentagon both said they were still examining rival claims that he had been killed or had escaped. Jihadi websites confirmed the death, but analysts doubt that he has been killed.

The chairman of the US Senate Armed Services Committee, Carl Levin, said he had been briefed that Khorasan was attacked because it had developed a new way of delivering explosives into aircraft.

His words would tally with earlier suggestions that Khorasan was working with al-Qaeda’s master explosives expert, Yemen-based Ibrahim al-Asiri, who devised the foiled “underpants bomb” in Detroit on Christmas Day 2009.

The Pentagon said Khorasan training camps, a munitions production site, a communication building and a command-and-control centre had all been struck in the raids, and that 50 al-Qaeda jihadists had been killed.

The group was described as a collection of veteran jihadists from Pakistan and Afghanistan who had been sent into Syria to use the “ungoverned space” of rebel-held areas as a launching pad for attacks on the West, as Afghanistan had been used in the 9/11 attacks.

Meanwhile, a man will be charged with conspiracy to murder in relation to several improvised explosive devices found in Iraq in 2007, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

Anis Abid Sardar, 37, was arrested at his home in north west London yesterday by the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command.

He is accused of conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion with intent to endanger life or property.

Sardar, of north west London, was due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Honour Carries no Water in Canadian Court.

We in the West have, of late, become nauseated by our leaders' & other public figures' extreme unction, projected towards the religion of Islam & its touchy, slimy, uncouth votaries. In several countries we have been treated to the spectacle of native citizens being hauled before courts of varying importance for the crime of speaking the truth about this hideous, alien death cult.

Canada has been one of these countries. The scandal of Ezra Levant's investigation by a 'Human Rights Commission', brought about by his remarks about that vile religion leaves a stain on Canada's well-earned reputation for civilised behaviour. What a breath of fresh air it is then, to see a judge in Ottawa berate a barbarous Muslim family while sentencing them to prison & announcing, in no uncertain terms, that their primitive views & customs are inimical to those of the West, as reported by the Ottawa Sun on Tuesday (hat-tip to Tarek Fatah ਤਾਰਿਕ @TarekFatah):

Judge blasts 'unjust honour-based values' while sentencing immigrant mom and son to jail

Archaic and unjust honour-based values have no place in Canadian society, a judge said before sending an immigrant mother and son to the slammer.

Iqbal Bibi and Khawar Saeed had been convicted of tormenting the family's then-22-year-old daughter, who they believed had dishonoured the family by having the temerity to date a white man who worked with her at a McDonald's.

Judge Monique Metivier ordered Bibi, a 49-year-old Pakistani woman who speaks no English, to learn the language and Canadian values — and she handed Bibi a five-month jail sentence.

Metivier sentenced Saeed, 22, to seven months in the clink for what she said were crimes "rooted in gender discrimination."

"The cultural norms under which Mr. Saeed was operating are antithetical to Canadian values," the judge said during sentencing Monday.

"The facts here do not obviate the need for significant condemnation of these crimes."

Bibi, convicted of intimidation, shrieked threats at her own daughter outside the boyfriend's house, where the young woman had fled to escape her family.

Saeed, convicted of criminal harassment, sent menacing text messages while the campaign of intimidation raged in the summer of 2011.

"If dad doesn't kill you, I will," one text read.

Crown prosecutor Kerry McVey had asked for nine-month jail sentences.

"Honour violence can't be allowed to gain traction in this country," she told the court.

But defence lawyers Peter Beach and Jeffrey Langevin argued against jail for Bibi and Saeed, portraying them as victims of a dictatorial father, Mohammed Saeed, who had pleaded guilty to assaulting the daughter and got a 10-month jail sentence in a separate proceeding.

Though the family had immigrated to Canada in 2005, Langevin argued Saeed remained in the thrall of his father's rigid beliefs.

And the lawyer noted Saeed had actually intervened to stop his father from beating up the daughter.

"He's a young man whose father is king of the household," Langevin said. "He's horribly caught in the middle of this cultural clash."

Beach said Bibi — a first-time offender with a very limited education — is a "fragile person" for whom jail would be especially harsh.

"She was a very isolated wife," he said.

While Metivier conceded that Bibi may have acted under cultural and family pressure, the judge said mother and son "shared a dangerous belief system that has and can lead to violence against women."

"These require significant denunciation."

As for Saeed, a bad pre-sentence report sealed his fate; the author believed Saeed continues to harbour resentment towards his sister.

Metivier said Saeed exploited what had been a close relationship with his sister "to manipulate her."

"I cannot find that a sentence of time served in the community would sufficiently denounce and deter this particular offender and others similarly inclined," Metivier said.

Saeed told the judge the past three years had changed him "a lot."

"I promise nothing like this will ever happen again," he said.

Bibi said nothing when given the chance to speak, but she wept after the judge sentenced her to jail.

With credit for pre-sentence custody and time spent on strict release conditions, Bibi got 33 days in jail.

Saeed will serve 74 days.

The pair also got probation under the terms of which Bibi will have to take English as a Second Language classes or cultural integration programs.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Briton Slain in Pakistan Prison.

The Danish criminal psychologist, Nicolai Sennels, during his stint working with criminal Muslims in his country's penal system, identified several psychological distinctions that could be drawn between those Muslims uninfluenced by Western mores & Westerners. These distinctions were itemised very effectively in an essay of his, published by the New English Review in May 2010.

Among these differences is a parlous lack of self-control, such as would be (& is) considered unseemly & immature in Western society. Another is the propensity for violence, as can be observed wherever Muslims reside in significant numbers. Both of these traits are easily ascertained in the case of the prison guard who shot to death two of his charges in a Pakistan prison, as reported by The Express Tribune yesterday:

Policeman kills blasphemy accused in Adiala jail

A policeman shot two men in jail on Thursday, killing one accused of blasphemy and wounding another condemned to death on the same charge, lawyers and an activist said.

Christian pastor Zafar Bhatti was killed and 70-year-old British man Muhammad Asghar, who has a history of mental illness, was wounded in the attack in Rawalpindi, next to the capital, Islamabad.

In recent weeks, Bhatti had received death threats in prison from both inmates and guards, his family told a human rights group Life for All. He was being held in the same cell as Asghar.

"This is a barbaric act. There had been threats. The court should have instructed police to ensure Bhatti's safety," said Xavier Williams of Life for All.

Asghar, from Edinburgh, was arrested in 2010 and sentenced to death in January after a disgruntled tenant presented letter she had written saying he was a prophet.

Zafar Bhatti
Asghar had previously been detained under the mental health act in Britain and diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, according to documents his lawyers supplied to Reuters.

His lawyers were barred from attending the last few months of his trial. The law firm asked not to be identified for fear of being targeted by extremists.

This year has seen a record number of blasphemy accusations, according to an Islamabad-based think-tank, the Center for Research and Security Studies.

Many analysts say the claims are increasingly used to settle scores or grab property. Blasphemy charges are hard to fight because the law does not define what is blasphemous. Presenting the evidence can sometimes itself be considered a fresh infringement.

Those accused of blasphemy are often lynched and lawyers in defending those accused of blasphemy cases have frequently been attacked.

Judges have been attacked for dismissing cases and many of the accused face years in jail as their trials drag on.

At least 48 people accused of blasphemy have been extrajudicially killed, including seven in prison or outside court, according to Life for All.

Earlier this year, a prominent human rights lawyer representing an English professor accused of making a blasphemous Facebook post was shot dead after prosecution lawyers had threatened to kill him in front of a judge.

Last week, gunmen shot dead a liberal professor of Islamic studies in Karachi. The killing followed years of threats from his colleagues and allegations of blasphemy.

Two prominent politicians who suggested reforming the law have been killed, one by his own bodyguard. Another politician who discussed reforming the law on television is now facing blasphemy charges.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Anjem Choudary Arrested in London Terror Swoop.

So, the obnoxious blabber-mouth has had his collar felt, has he? About bloody time, you might say, he's had it coming for a while. However, in the swirling cataract of deceit, half truths & mimsy, politically correct, bed-wetting that passes for public discourse these days, the former cider-guzzler Andy Choudary regularly shone a beam of lucidity onto the vileness that Islam actually contains.

Choudary has busied himself, in the last decade or so, in the effort of rallying his people into an uprising against Western civilisation. In doing so, he has been the only person in our media to tell the sorrowful truth about what Islam actually teaches. When he says that shari'ah law ordains the stoning of adulteresses, it does. When he tells us that non-Muslims – even babes in arms – are not held to be innocent in Islamic thinking, because they had not embraced Islam, he's right, they're not, & so can be killed.

Whenever a Westerner who has taken the trouble to read the Islamic texts, displays the temerity to proclaim the putrid & sanguinary reality of Islam to the wider world, the accusation of 'Islamophobia' inevitably follows. Not so with Randy Andy Chandy, which is why he is so valuable. One could even say that he is something of a national treasure.

In these darkening days, the light of Islamorealism is the only thing we can see by, & he is the sole source of it. It is to be hoped, therefore, that his stay at the hospitality of the police, as reported by Reuters today is a brief one:

Britain arrests nine in operation against Islamist militants

British police arrested nine men as part of an operation into Islamist-related militancy on Thursday, with media reporting the country's most high-profile radical Muslim preacher was among those held.

Britain last month raised its international threat level to the second-highest classification of "severe", meaning an attack is considered highly likely, and Prime Minister David Cameron has said the Islamic State group battling for territory in Syria and Iraq poses the country's greatest ever security risk.

Police said the arrests were not in response to any immediate threat but that the men were held on suspicion of encouraging terrorism and belonging to and supporting a banned organisation.

"These arrests and searches are part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism," police said in a statement.

The BBC and Sky News reported that one of the men held was Anjem Choudary, the former head of the now banned organisation al-Muhajiroun. It gained notoriety for staging events to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States with leaflets that referred to the hijackers as "the Magnificent 19".

Police declined to confirm if Choudary, who has recently spoken out against the West's intervention against Islamic State, had been held or to give further details. There was no answer from his mobile phone when contacted by Reuters.

The men, aged between 22 and 51, were in custody at police stations in central London while 19 properties across the capital and in Stoke-on-Trent in central England were being searched.

Choudary's followers have been linked to a number of militant plots in the past, and one of the men who hacked a British soldier to death on a London street in May last year had attended demonstrations the preacher had organised.

Choudary has never been charged with any terrorism-related crimes.

In 2011 his home and a community centre in east London where he used to teach were raided by counter-terrorism police. He told Reuters at the time that he had done nothing illegal.

"The definition of terrorism is more suitable for the US/UK policy in Muslim lands than those who are removing their oppressive regimes," Choudary said in a tweet he wrote hours before the police arrests.

"The war being waged by the US/UK & co is a war against Islam & Muslims. The objective is to take Muslims away from the Shari'ah (Islamic law)"

Al-Muhajiroun's Syrian-born founder Omar Bakri was banished from Britain in 2005.

The noted commentator, blogger & satirist, Pat Condell, made precisely the same point, some years ago, as opened this post. Enjoy the invective, especially the part comparing our brave mediahedin to a pig on a stick, in the video embedded below:

Britain, The Mark that Wants to Stay Conned.

  1. Narrated Abu Hurayrah: The Prophet said, "Khosrau will be ruined, & there will be no Khosrau after him, & Caesar will surely be ruined & there will be no Caesar after him, & you will spend their treasures in Allah's Cause." He called, "War is deceit."
  2. Narrated Abu Hurayrah: Allah's Apostle called: "War is deceit."
  3. Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah: The Prophet said, "War is deceit."

So says the most trusted compilation of ahadith in Islamic scripture, Sahih Bukhari, in volume four, book 52. As noted many times before on this site, deception is an integral part of Islam. The doctrine of deceiving the infidel as to the true nature goal of Islam ever has its own name in Islamic theology: taqiyya.

This is why Muslim agitators in the West wear the mask of peace, while plotting to overthrow our societies & way of life. One wheeze they have adopted is to exploit the Western tradition of Christian charity & to twist it into their own weapon of jihad. In the USA a charity called the Holy Land Foundation was found to be siphoning funds to Hamas.

It would be a very naïve & politically correct individual who would not suspect the same is happening here, in the UK. Unfortunately, naïve & politically correct individuals are what make up our government, which is why taxpayers' money is being handed over to zealots & hate-preachers. Look at the people featured in this article from the Gatestone Institute on Monday (hat-tip to Blazing Cat Fur) & try to convince yourself that the UK situation is not ten times worse than the US:

UK: More Taxpayer Funds Go to Extremist Charities

The British government is, incredibly, still continuing to fund charitable UK-based organizations with links to the Muslim Brotherhood, terrorist groups and domestic extremism. Simultaneously, lawmakers seem to be having trouble thinking of ways to tackle extremism and terrorist incitement within Britain's Muslim communities.

In early 2014, the Department for Communities and Local Government provided a grant of £18,000 ($29,000) to the Muslim Charities Forum [MCF], a charitable body and umbrella group for a number of leading Islamist charities, most of which are members of the Union of Good, a fundraising body established by the Muslim Brotherhood to raise money for the terror group Hamas.

The MCF is made up of nine member organizations, all of which stand accused of funding terror or promoting extremism:

Human Appeal International – a UK-registered charity accused by the CIA and FBI of being "a fundraiser for Hamas." The charity is a proscribed "Hamas-affiliated" organisation in Israel, and both the US Internal Revenue Service and State Department consider it to be a terror-funding entity.

Human Appeal International has often promoted extremist preachers in Britain. In 2011, for instance, the charity hosted an event with Haitham al-Haddad, an Islamist preacher who regards Jews as "enemies of god, and the descendants of apes and pigs" and has stated that, "Allah's law [will] govern the whole earth, and for no other law to remain."

Islamic Relief – an enormous British charity, which, in 2012, raised over £100 million [over $160 million].

Islamic Relief has received donations from terror-connected Yemeni charities, such as the Charitable Society for Social Welfare, which was established by the US-designated terrorist and "Bin Laden loyalist" Abdul Majeed Al-Zindani.

In Gaza, Islamic Relief's branches have supported Hamas-run institutions, including the Islamic University of Gaza and the Al-Falah Benevolent Society.

Islamic Relief's Directors have included Ahmed Al-Rawi, the former President of the Muslim Brotherhood's chief lobby group in Britain, who, in 2004, signed a declaration in support of jihad against British and American forces in Iraq.

Between 2011 and 2014, the British Government granted £1.5 million of taxpayers' money to Islamic Relief's UK branch.

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Human Relief Foundation – a charity named by the leading Middle Eastern newspaper Gulf News as a key part of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood's network of charitable support in the UK.

Human Relief officials include senior members of Al Islah, a United Arab Emirates-based branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Human Relief Foundation has promoted extremist speakers, including Abdurraheem Green, an Islamist preacher who has spoken of a "Jewish stench" and claimed it is permissible to beat women to "bring them to goodness."

Islamic Help – a charity that funds the Islamic Society of Gaza, a Hamas-run organization of which leading officials have included Ahmad Bahr, a senior Hamas leader who has said: "Oh Allah, vanquish the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them all, down to the very last one."

After the US invasion of Iraq, Islamic Help established an office within Baghdad's Abu Hanifa Mosque, which was, at the time, a stronghold for the Sunni terrorist insurgency.

Muslim Aid – a charity established by activists from Jamaat-e-Islami, the sub-continental cousin of the Muslim Brotherhood. Founding members included Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, the British Muslim community leader recently convicted by the Bangladesh war crimes tribunal for his involvement in the mass-murder of teachers and intellectuals during the 1971 Liberation War.

In 2010, The Daily Telegraph reported that Muslim Aid had funded charities connected to Palestinian terror groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. These funds included a grant of £13,998 to the al-Ihsan Charitable Society, designated by the U.S. government as a "sponsor of terrorism."

Muslim Hands – an Islamic charity that raised £13 million in 2013. Muslim Hands' chairman, Musharaf Hussain, stated in 2010 that it is a "wise cause" to fight non-believers "because they are tyrants," and encouraged Muslims to "take part in this jihad."

In Gaza, Muslim Hands has funded a number of Hamas charitable fronts.

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Orphans in Need – a newly-established charity, which has promoted preachers such as Zahir Mahmood, who has claimed that, "Hamas are not terrorists; they're freedom fighters, they're defending their country."

The charity's CEO, Tufail Hussain, has expressed support for the Al Qaeda "recruiter," Shaker Aamer. Orphans in Need funds the Gaza-based Palestinian Welfare House, the Director of which, Jomah Al Najjar, has claimed that anti-Zionist Jews, such as Neturei Karta, cannot be trusted because "Jews will always be Jews." Al Najjar has called for Israel to be "wiped off the map," and has attributed the success of Hamas's terror activities to the piety of its fighters.

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READ Foundation – a charity whose "partners" include the World Association of Muslim Youth and the Qatar Charitable Society, both of which have funded Hamas.

In addition, the READ Foundation has promoted a number of extremist speakers at its fundraising events. These speakers include Uthman Lateef, who has expressed support for Al Qaeda terrorists; and Sulaiman Gani, a Muslim chaplain with links to Hizb ut-Tahrir, who has voiced backing for convicted terrorist Aafia Siddiqui, described by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller as "an al-Qaeda operative and facilitator."

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In spite of these activities, in 2013, the British government granted £189,550 to the READ Foundation.

Al-Imdaad Foundation – a South African charity, the British branch of which has previously partnered with Viva Palestina, the pro-Hamas charity established by George Galloway and that included Hamas activists among its staff.

One of Al-Imdaad's trustees, Qari Ziyaad Patel, has written and sung a nasheed [Islamic song] in praise of the Taliban.

In 2012-13, Al-Imdaad's British branch raised over £400,000 for the IHH, a Turkish charity widely accused of funding terrorism and that publicly supports Hamas. Al-Imdaad UK has also given over £50,000 (over $80,000) to the Zamzam Foundation, a Somali charity run by the Saudi-funded Somali Muslim Brotherhood.

In addition, events organized by Al-Imdaad UK have included speakers such as Maulana Sulaimaan Ravat, a South African preacher who has propagated conspiracy theories that Jews overthrew Libya's dictator, Colonel Gaddafi, in order to steal Libya's oil reserves.

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It is not just the government that affords credibility to Islamist charities; Jewish community charities have also offered their partnership. On September 3, Islamic Relief hosted an event with World Jewish Relief to "show solidarity with the people of Iraq." At the event, Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, who heads the British Jewish community's Reform movement, spoke alongside Ibrahim Mogra, the assistant general secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain, an organization run by activists from the Muslim Brotherhood and Jamaat-e-Islami.

Mogra has previously refused to share a platform with an Ahmaddiyah Muslim, an impressively moderate sect of Islam, and one which Islamist movements regard as heretical. Mogra was, however, apparently happy to share the platform with Azzam Tamimi, an academic described as Hamas's "special envoy" to the UK.

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British politicians and the media seem to be trapped in an endless debate over the question of curbing both violent and non-violent extremism within the Muslim community. The government appears to be stuck for good ideas – it most recently announced that it would send jihadists returned from Syria to "deradicalisation classes." Instead, a truly useful measure might be to end the provision of state funding and legitimacy to terror-linked extremist charities.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Islamic State Broadcasts Its Savagery for the Edification of the Mosul Populace.

"Truly, if the Hypocrites stir up sedition, if the agitators in the City do not desist, We shall urge you to go against them & set you over them. Then they will not be able to stay as your neighbours for any length of time. They shall have a curse on them. Whenever they are found, they shall be seized & slain without mercy – a fierce slaughter – murdered, a horrible murdering." So Allah tells his delusional votaries, in the book that reads like the rantings of a violent schizophrenic on LSD, the Koran, in verse 33:60.

The Islamic State is very good at horrible murdering, & just to demonstrate what could happen to any of those residents of Mosul that might be a soupçon too moderate for their liking, hypocrites, in other words, they put together a feature film for them. Imagine it, families gathering in a public place to watch a film, only to be treated to the sanguinary spectacle of mass executions & beheadings. The only purpose is to terrorise the populace into submission, as reported by Zee News today (hat-tip to Mr Normal ن @PaulWilko657):

Islamic State opens ''cinema'' to show its crimes

The Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group has opened an outdoor "cinema" to show videos of their brutal crimes and terrorise residents of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which they have controlled since June.

The macabre spectacle began last week amid the groves and thickets along the banks of the Tigris river, the only place that people have to relax and ease the tensions caused by the IS occupation of Iraq's second-largest city.

A large number of young people, children and families gathered at the site waiting to see the programme that the extremists would deliver on big screen monitors that had been installed for the purpose.

After the curtains were drawn back, hymns were sung encouraging people to join the Sunni jihad movement and, in particular, IS, which has occupied large swaths of Syrian and Iraqi territory.

Then, viewers were horrified to see scenes of various bloody slayings by IS executioners, including beheadings and murders of hostages and prisoners of war.

The video that shocked most people showed the execution of British journalist David Haines, who was slaughtered by a hooded man with a knife.

"The bloody scenes my family and I have seen are unbelievable. My little son, four years old, asked me: 'Dad, why is this man slaughtering that person?' What I heard from my son left me shocked, I didn't know how to respond," Mohamed Sobhi Jarallah told Efe news agency.

For Jarallah, a 34-year-old resident of Mosul, IS is showing the videos "to convince others that beheading, murder and abuse are what awaits those who oppose them".

"Their real goal is to terrorise," he added.

A spokesman for the IS, Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, called Monday for the indiscriminate murder of citizens of countries that have joined the alliance led by the US to fight the militant group.

Columnist and sociologist Emar Jafar said the methods used by jihadis were an attempt to get Mosul residents used to the way they operate.

"They also recruit children and women for the same project. Terrorism is being shown on the screen. That will also serve to dissuade people of any intention to recover their freedom," Jafar said.

"IS understands that movies increase terror among the people of Mosul and remove the last hope left to them, as well as any thought of resistance," the sociologist said.

Activist Mohamed Hashem also noted that the extremists have recently opened information centres in many parts of Mosul, especially in the most populous areas.

The centres are managed by three or four people wearing an Afghan-style uniform, distributing pamphlets and instructions issued by the Sharia court established by the group to implement its radical version of Islam.

The information centres feature large screens on which they show the military operations undertaken by the IS in various regions of Iraq.

The organisation tries to win people's support so as to recruit volunteers to fight in their ranks, especially teenagers and children, owing to the high unemployment rate in Mosul, Hashem said.

More Muslims Get the Strange Idea that Beheading Non-Muslims Is Islamic.

'When your Lord revealed to the angels: "I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads & strike off every fingertip of them."' So Allah tells his rabid devotees, in the most preposterous & inchoate book ever written, the Koran, in verse 8:12.

No matter how many times Muslim activists, apologists & their enablers attempt to wave away legitimate observations concerning the atrocious nature of Islamic scripture, Muslims the world over let the side down by doing exactly what Allah tells them to do. Iraq, Syria & Britain have seen numerous examples of beheading, per Allah's instructions & now we have seen similar planned in Australia, as reported by The Courier-Mail today:

Terror plot targeted Queensland officials, police claim

A YOUNG Brisbane man was planning an elaborate terror plot which included attacks on Queensland "officials", counter-terrorism autorities believe.

Police will allege they uncovered the plot through bugged conversations of Agim Kruezi's friends and associates in Brisbane and Sydney.

The Courier-Mail understands Kruezi was just days away from carrying out his plan, before he was arrested and charged with allegedly recruiting someone to Islamic State and preparing for a foreign incursion, after a series of raids in Brisbane last week.

In relation to the target of the attack, a counter-terrorism source told The Courier-Mail "that while no individual was mentioned by name or position ... certainly the evidence would indicate that targets included officials".

Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said that while there was "no known specific threat to Queensland now", the anti-terror probe was continuing.

The father of Agim Kruezi yesterday declared his son's innocence, claiming he "did nothing wrong".

Milazim Kruezi described his son as "the most innocent guy you've seen'"

"I'm trying to survive," Mr Kruezi said. "But the pain is very great, especially when I know my son did nothing wrong.

"I insist my son is innocent. He's the most innocent guy you've ever seen. I'm shocked.''

Agim Kruezi has been in custody since September 10, after police raided the family home at Boronia Heights.

He was arrested alongside Omar Succarieh, 31, the brother of Australia's first suicide bomber in Syria, Ahmed Succarieh.

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Both Kruezi and Succarieh, who was denied bail in Brisbane Supreme Court on Thursday on charges of supplying funds to terror group Jabhat al-Nusra, had their passports cancelled in the past year.

Milazim Kruezi said he was still awaiting approval to be allowed to visit his son in jail.

Meanwhile, a Queensland Islamic leader has warned that young Muslims are being brainwashed by "charismatic" jihadists on social media.

Gold Coast imam Imraan Husain said Australian Islamic leaders were trying to reach out to young Muslims and correct their "distorted views".

"The youth don't generally approach the (Muslim) scholars," he said.

"We have open doors for them in order to vent their anger. (But) most of the youth that may support them (IS) do not really respect the authority of the recognised scholars, therefore they don't take their information from the mosques.

"They have a distorted view about Islam and some of them get carried away by charismatic, emotional speakers through the social media."

Imam Husain said Islamic elders typically only found out about young Australian Muslims joining jihadists overseas when it was too late, as was the case with Gold Coast woman Amira Karroum and her boyfriend Jusif Ali, who died in Syria this year.

"We only came to know after they were killed," he said.

"If we knew they were going, we would be duty-bound to tell them: 'Don't get involved in foreign conflicts. It's against the law and you have no idea of what's happening there'."

Imam Husain said local Islamic leaders were "very, very proactive" in trying to educate Muslim youths "not to become scapegoats and fall into the trap of radicals and people who do extremist activities in the name of Islam".

He said while many Muslims felt hatred at perceived ­injustices against them in places like Palestine, he stressed the need for control in his weekly sermons.

He also held concerns that Australia risked breeding more homegrown terrorists by sending troops to the Middle East.

Imam Husain said the alleged Islamic State terror plot to behead random citizens on Australian streets was "absolutely abhorrent" but those charged were "innocent until proven guilty".

The imam said Australian Muslims were bracing for trouble and pleaded for calm.

"We don't want people to live in fear. There is nothing to be fearful of," he said.

Imam Husain, who is secretary of the Queensland Council of Imams, spoke to The Courier-Mail in the wake of Thursday's mass arrests of terror suspects in Sydney and Brisbane.

He said he did not support Australia's decision to send 600 troops as well as fighter jets to the Middle East to take on Islamic State militants, because it risked marginalising local Muslim youth.

"It takes them more towards radicalism," he said.

"We don't want the (IS) radicals to continue their despicable acts but in a war, innocent people get killed, infrastructure is destroyed."

Imam Husain said Australia could be providing financial and humanitarian aid to help Iraq and Syria fight the extremists but "getting our soldiers involved in that conflict is not a suitable measure".

The imam said Australian Islamic leaders were united in their condemnation of the "illegitimate" Islamic State.