Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Islamic State Bombs Shi'ite Funeral in Yemen, Many Dead.

"And kill them wherever you find & catch them. Drive them out from where they have turned you out; for Fitna is worse than slaughter." So Allah tells his frothing fanatics, in his swirlingly inchoate grimoire of gibberish, the Koran, in verse 2:191.

'Fitna is worse than slaughter.' Allah says so, 'fitna' being strife of any conceivable description: heresy, apostasy, civil war between Muslims, anything non-Islamic.

It was the Second Fitna, a civil war ending in 692, that split the Sunni & Shi'ite factions of Islam into mutually heretical & antagonistic factions for all time. As Allah tells both sides: 'Fitna is worse than slaughter.' so they have been slaughtering each other ever since. This divinely sanctioned slaughter, having persisted for 95% of Islam's miserable existence, saw another bloody episode play out in Sanaa last night, as reported by the BBC today:

Yemen conflict: 'Islamic State car-bomb' strikes Sanaa funeral

The Islamic State (IS) militant group say its Yemeni affiliate carried out a car-bomb attack at a funeral attended by Shia Houthi rebels in the capital.

Dozens of people were injured, reports say. An unconfirmed report says many people were killed. The blast happened near a military hospital in Sanaa on Monday night.

It is the latest attack by IS against Houthis in Yemen, where the Sunni extremist group declared its presence in November.

Houthis have been fighting forces loyal to Yemen's exiled President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi for several months.

A Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes in March, claiming to target Houthi positions. The strikes have had a devastating impact on civilians.

In a separate development on Monday, the rebels said in a statement that they had launched a Scud missile across the border at a Saudi military base. They said the missile was fired "in response to the crimes of the brutal Saudi aggression".

If confirmed, it would be the second such attack since fighting began.

A Scud missile fired from Yemen earlier this month was shot down by Saudi Arabia before it could reach its target.

Monday's car-bomb attack appears to have targeted a funeral attended by two brothers who are leaders in the Shia Houthi rebel movement.

The number of casualties is unclear, with reports saying at least 28 were injured, including women and children.

IS posted a statement online saying its Yemeni affiliate was behind the attack. The group has carried out a number of attacks in the capital in recent weeks.

Separately on Monday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for a full investigation after a Saudi-led coalition air strike hit a UN compound in the southern city of Aden on Sunday, injuring one guard.

Yemen has been in turmoil since Houthi rebels overran Sanaa last September, forcing President Mansour Abdrabbuh Hadi to flee.

Three months ago, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia began targeting the rebels with air strikes. Since then, well over 2,000 people have been killed in the conflict, including at least 1,400 civilians, according to the UN.

Taliban Target NATO Troops in Kabul Suicide Bombing, Kill Six Civilians.

"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 the most important verse of his semiliterate Koran, number 9:5, otherwise known as the 'Verse of the Sword.'

Fighting & killing the disbelievers is all important to these savages, nothing else matters, not even the lives of fellow Muslims. This is why so many innocent bystanders are killed in Islamic attacks, such as in the one in Kabul today, as reported by Al Jazeera:

Large explosion hits Afghanistan's capital Kabul
Taliban claims responsibility for suicide attack targeting NATO convoy in capital's centre.

A powerful blast has targeted a NATO military convoy in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, wounding 19 people, including women and children, officials said.

The blast on Tuesday came on the main road to the airport, around 500m from the US embassy and near a base for foreign troops.

The armed group Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

NATO said none of its troops were killed or injured in the attack.

"It was a suicide car bomber targeting a convoy of foreign forces in Kabul," interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said.

Kabul deputy police chief Sayed Gul Aga Rohani confirmed the attack and said there were casualties, but no further details were immediately available.

Damaged NATO vehicles in which no NATO troops were hurt. Click to enlarge.

Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse, reporting from close to the scene of the explosion, said the "huge" bombing explosion was heard around the city.

"Police and the army are already on the scene keeping people away... We heard the blast from our office, about 1.5km away and saw a huge plume of smoke," Glasse said, adding civilian cars had been caught up in the explosion.

The blast came about a week after the Taliban staged an attack on the Afghan parliament in Kabul, killing at least five people.

Also on Tuesday, a suicide attack on the police headquarters of a southern province killed three people and wounded more than 50, including policemen, Afghan officials said

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Omar Zawak, spokesman for the governor of Helmand province, said most of the injured in the attack were women and children.

Police spokesman Farid Hamad Obaid said a car packed with explosives was driven into the back wall of the police headquarters in an attempt to breach a gate.

Afghan security forces arrived in time to prevent fighters from entering the compound, he says. Blaming the Taliban, he says all the gunmen fled the area.

In eastern Paktya province, three people were killed and one wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside mine, said the provincial police chief Zalmai Oryakhel.

On Sunday, at least 11 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban ambush in Herat province in western Afghanistan.

Security forces are facing their first fighting season without NATO combat support.

Offensive against Afghan Taliban moves into Takhar Province

Islamic State Savages Behead Two Married Couples for 'Witchcraft'.

"Labid bewitched Allah's Apostle so that he could not come at his wives. These Jewish rabbis opposed the apostle, they asked questions & stirred up trouble against Islam trying to extinguish it." So we are told, in the earliest account of Mohammed's life, the Sira, Sirat Rasulallah, or the Path of the Messenger of Allah. The progenitor of Islam believed in witchcraft, spells & hexes, therefore Muslims today do. This is why we observe such medieval practices as witch hunts in the Islamic world. Only in the last couple of days two married couples were publicly beheaded for witchcraft, as reported by Reuters today:

Islamic State beheads female civilians for first time in Syria: monitor

The hardline Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria, the first time it has decapitated female civilians, the founder of a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday.

The beheadings took place in the eastern Deir al-Zor province this week said Rami Abdulrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the conflict using sources on the ground.

One of the women was beheaded along with her husband in Deir al-Zor city. In al-Mayadeen city to the south east, the group beheaded another woman and her husband. All of them were accused of sorcery, the monitor said.

Islamic State has beheaded local and foreign men in Syria, including enemy combatants, aid workers and journalists as well as people it has deemed as violating its hardline interpretation of Islamic law.

Several of the group's female captives have been stoned to death previously after being accused of adultery and other offences. This is the first time it was reported to have beheaded female civilians.

Islamic State also "crucified" five men in al-Mayadeen for eating during daylight hours of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the Observatory said.

They were hung up by their limbs on the city wall and children were encouraged to mock them as they suffered, it added.

Activists say Islamic State uses such public punishments in areas where it is present to control the local population through coercion and fear.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Too Little, Too Late: Rotherham Clamping Down on Dodgy Taxi Drivers.

  1. When we reached Khaybar, Mohammed said that Allah had enabled him to conquer them. It was then that the beauty of Safiyah was described to him. Her husband had been killed, so Allah's Apostle selected her for himself. He took her along with him till we reached a place called Sad where her menses were over & he took her for his wife, consummating his marriage to her, & forcing her to wear the veil.
  2. The Muslims said among themselves, "Will Safiyah be one of the Prophet's wives or just a lady captive & one of his possessions?"

So says the most trusted compilation of ahadith in Islamic scripture, Sahih Bukhari, in volume five, book 59. We see from this that Mohammed was a ruthless rapist, who habitually kidnapped non-Muslim women & girls & kept them as sex slaves.

Because this monster is thought, by Muslims, to be the paragon of absolute virtue, Muslims see nothing wrong in helping themselves to the bodies of vulnerable English girls up & down the country, in emulation of him. This explains why Muslim taxi drivers have been so prevalent in the industrial scale exploitation of girls in Rotherham, so much so that the authorities are intervening at last, as reported by The Star today (hat-tip to EVF Media @EVF01):

Five Rotherham taxi drivers have licenses revoked in relation to child abuse investigations

Five Rotherham taxi drivers have had their licenses revoked in relation to investigations into child sexual exploitation, it has been revealed.

Commissioner Mary Ney said that of the seven licenses that have recently been revoked by the council, 'five of these arose due to information from the police concerning investigations related to child sexual exploitation'.

A further 20 drivers have been refused license renewals since commissioners arrived at the authority in February.

It follows the role of taxi drivers in the grooming scandal being highlighted in the recent Alexis Jay and Louise Casey reports.

In a report made ahead to a public meeting last week, Commissioner Ney said just five of the 25 applications for taxi driver licence renewals have been accepted.

She said: "The key reasons for refusal have concerned not being a fit and proper person due to levels of and persistent criminality and dishonesty."

Commissioner Ney said there are currently six appeals from taxi drivers against the decisions awaiting hearings at the Magistrates Court.

It comes ahead of a decision being made on introducing tougher taxi licensing standards in the town today, affecting the 1,200 people who hold licenses as taxi drivers in the town.

The measures, which are set to include all drivers having to install CCTV in their vehicles, are to be decided by Commissioner Ney.

Commissioner Ney said in a report ahead of the decision that she has already met with officials from the town's Magistrates Court to brief them the new policy may result in them dealing with a greater number of appeals from drivers over revoked and non-renewed licenses.

She said: "The new policy strengthens the requirements in terms of criminality, clarifies that other information will be taken into account in judging fitness, requires the availability and proscribes the use of in-cab CCTV recording, raises the bar on accountability of taxi operators, improves requirements on safety of vehicles , and sets out requirements for training including training in safeguarding, working with vulnerable people and CSE.

"An implementation plan is being drawn up to take forward the new policy.

"This will include phased implementation where appropriate but will provide for application of the standards on 'fit and proper' to be undertaken immediately over a three-month period and to be applied to all existing licence holders.

"At the end of that period both the Council and the Trade will be able to say that all licence holders are at the new standard.

"I have also met with the Magistrates Court to brief them on the policy and alert them to the potential for an impact on their workload if the number of appeals rises.

"The implementation will be accompanied by a Communications Strategy in order to keep the public informed as part of rebuilding confidence."

Sousse-Style Attack in the Offing as Machine Guns Smuggled into UK.

"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 the 'Verse of the Sword', the most important verse in his horrible & incoherent Koran, number 9:5.

Those Muslims who take this revolting garbage seriously are looking for any way of getting back at us, to punish us for our disbelief, which they take as a personal affront. As Allah specifically tells them to use any stratagem of war, any way is what they are going to use.

Thus, if they cannot form an army or terrorist group, or hijack a plane, they will partake in 'lone wolf' attacks upon us, such as that perpetrated against European tourists in Tunisia on Friday. This has become far more likely as weapons have been smuggled into the UK in large numbers, as reported by MailOnline today (hat-tip to Ivan Humble @NewDayStarts):

Sub-machine guns smuggled into Britain could be used by terrorists as 600 officers are drafted in to stop 'lone wolf' attack

  • National Crime Agency warns of 'increased threat' from Skorpion weapons
  • Scotland Yard mounts biggest policy response since the July 7 attacks
  • Fears 350 Britons who have joined ISIS in Syria will try to target the UK

The police have launched their biggest counter-terror operation for a decade over fears a 'lone wolf' attack could be launched using sub-machine guns smuggled into Britain.

The National Crime Agency has warned of the 'increased threat' posed by Skorpion weapons from the Czech Republic imported by gangs which could be used to kills [sic] dozens of people in copycat of the attack in Tunisia on Friday.

Scotland Yard has drafted in 600 officers - the biggest since the 7/7 bombings - and the Army is on standby to support police.

Gunman Seifeddine Rezgui targeted tourists with a Kalashnikov at the Tunisian beach resort of El Kantaoui near Sousse on Friday morning, killing 38 people including up to 30 British tourists.

It is the biggest loss of British life in a single terror incident since July 7, 2005, when 52 people were killed in London.

Extra police will be deployed at Wimbledon from today including the tenth 7/7 anniversary, when it is feared fanatics could attempt a copycat attack.

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Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, the Metropolitan Police's top counter-terrorism officer, said the operation includes officers on the ground in Tunisia and hundreds at airports, looking for British witnesses of Friday's massacre.

It comes after the NCA updated its 'Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime' to warn of the flow of weapons into the UK.

It said: 'Handguns and shotguns remain the two types of firearms favoured by criminals. However, sub-machine guns (SMG) are also used by criminals, with an increased threat of Skorpion SMGs being imported into the UK destined for urban street gangs in south-east England.'

It also warned of 'significant detections and seizures' of stun guns and noxious sprays which could also be used in an attack.

Counter-terror experts say there are links between criminal gangs and jihadists, including trading weapons.

Mr Rowley said: 'The national policing response to the attack in Tunisia is likely to be one of the largest counter terrorism deployments seen since July 2005.

'The operation currently involves over 600 officers and staff and is being coordinated from the National Counter Terrorism Policing HQ at New Scotland Yard.

'Because of the scale of the attack, the numbers of fatalities and the international nature of it, it is likely that several hundred counter terrorism and other police officers and staff will be working on this case for some time.'

Whitehall sources are concerned that some of the 350 Britons who have joined Islamic State in Syria are trying to direct an attack in the UK.

A senior security official said: 'They can send back a message, instructions or try to inspire something. It is a big mistake to think these people need to be on British soil in order to pose a threat to Britain.'

There are no plans to increase the terror threat level from 'severe' because intelligence officers say there is no specific evidence that an attack is 'imminent'.

However, the biggest threat is considered to be an attack by a 'lone wolf' who is not connected to any wider terror cell.

Police and intelligence agencies say they are the hardest plots to disrupt because they can be the work of a single person with little or no contact with known terrorists groups.

Home Secretary Theresa May yesterday said it was up to friends and family of potential terrorists to spot changes in behaviour and report them to police.

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She told BBC One's Andrew Marr show: 'We want to work with families and communities.

'If they are seeing signs of somebody being radicalised, if they are concerned about the behaviour perhaps of their son or daughter, or perhaps of somebody's friend, that they actually are able to come forward to the authorities and talk to us about this.

'So that we can perhaps stop somebody from going down that path of radicalisation.

'Communities working with us, spotting a change in behaviour in people, is very important.'

Ministers are increasingly worried about so-called 'bedroom radicalisation', where people have been drawn to extremist ideology after watching videos on the internet.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said plans put in place after January's Charlie Hebdo attacks in France had been 'refreshed', adding that the Army would 'fill in behind' police if they are 'brought forward' to deal with an incident.

Indonesian 'Holy Men' Reveal Themselves to Be Little More than a Gang of Paedophiles.

'Narrated Aisha: The Prophet engaged me when I was a girl of six. We went to Medina & stayed at the home of Bani-al-Harith bin Khazraj. Then I got ill & my hair fell down. Later on my hair grew (again) & my mother, Um Ruman, came to me while I was playing in a swing with some of my girl friends. She called me, & I went to her, not knowing what she wanted to do to me. She caught me by the hand & made me stand at the door of the house. I was breathless then, & when my breathing became alright, she took some water & rubbed my face & head with it. Then she took me into the house. There in the house I saw some Ansari women who said, "Best wishes & Allah's Blessing & a good luck." Then she entrusted me to them & they prepared me (for the marriage). Unexpectedly Allah's Apostle came to me in the forenoon & my mother handed me over to him, & at that time I was a girl of nine years of age.' So Mohammed's favourite wife tells us, in the most trusted compilation of ahadith in Islamic scripture, Sahih Bukhari, in volume five, book 58, number 234.

Mohammed was a paedophile, who consummated his 'marriage' when his 'wife' was a nine-year-old girl. When one looks at Islam in any detail at all, one is regularly confronted with evil. As this monster is the exemplar of Islamic morality, every kiddie-fiddler in the Islamic world gets himself a religious qualification & campaigns to have the legal age of consent lowered. Sometimes consent doesn't even come into it, with forced marriage being approved, as it has been in Indonesia, as reported by Asia News on Satuday (hat-tip to Pat Condell @patcondell):

Bowing to ulema, Constitutional Court approves "forced" marriages with minors
Civil society outraged by supreme court decision, already criticized for the ruling on mixed faith couples. The Court legalized marriages of minors under 16, considering them adult ready for marriage. MUI pressure instrumental. Indonesian activist: a dangerous precedent.

After rejecting the reform of marriage law for the recognition of mixed couples, the Indonesian Constitutional Court (MK) has once again caused uproar in civil society for having approved the marriage of girls in their late teens.

According to human rights activist Nursjahbani Katjasungkana, the supreme courts have created a dangerous precedent that could give the green light to the practice of "forced marriage" even for minors. It would appear that the Supreme Court decision gave into pressure from the Indonesian Council of Ulemas (MUI), a so-called "observer" of morals and morality on the Muslim archipelago. The Islamist movement has long campaigned for marriage of girls under 18 years.

Katjasungkana explains the judges have effectively legalized marriages of girls as young as 16, considered "adult" and "ready" for marriage even if the reality is quite different. In this context, he adds, cases of forced marriages involving girls and young women, 16 years or younger will be legal.

Moreover, the activist continues, with this law the quality of the marriage which was previously reserved only for persons of consenting age (over 18 years) was permitted. Katjasungkana says the decision hides "the moral influence exerted on judges by the Indonesian Council of Ulemas," who judges hold as more important than common law and even the well-being of the same young people.

In the past, according to tradition, in Indonesia a girl was considered ready for marriage after her first menstrual cycle. However, in general menstruation began later while now even young girls experience the menstrual phase. For Islamists, a period implies that the bride is ready for marriage and procreation. Rather than considering common sense and common practice of medicine, concludes Katjasungkana, "the judges take into account the opinion of Mui".

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Recent studies developed by the Indonesian Women's Coalition (KPI) show that 20% of marriages celebrated in the archipelago involve young people between 13 and 15 years, in blatant violation of the law (1/1974 on marriage). And the figure rises to 39% if we consider girls between 15 and 17 years. A few years ago an Islamic leader, Syeh Puii, became famous for marrying his student, just 12 years old, for "humanitarian reasons".

In recent years, the Indonesian authorities have repeatedly succumbed to pressure from the MUI, which plays a role of "observer" of manners and morals in the archipelago. In Aceh region where the radical Islamic rule, women can not wear tight jeans or skirts. In March 2011, the MUI lashed out at the flag-raising "because Muhammad never did it", and previously even launched anathemas against the popular social network Facebook as "amoral", against yoga, smoking and the right to vote, for women in particular.

Brotherly Hate in Malaysia Leads to Bloody Ramadan-a-Dingdong.

The Danish criminal psychologist, Nicolai Sennels, observed several distinctions between the mental makeup of Westerners & that of Muslims, as he worked with them in his country's penal system. These have been comprehensively described in an essay written for the New English Review in May 2010 & they include a propensity to resolve differences with violence & a lack of self control. These are evident in the many instances of domestic murder that occur in Muslim communities, one of which is reported by the New Straights Times on Thursday (hat-tip to SAMIR BHATTACHARYYA @KOLKATA1968):

Argument between two brothers over fasting leads to death

Suspicion whether his sibling was observing his Fast in Ramadan, led to fatal consequences.

Suspicious that his elder brother was not fasting, saw two brothers engaged in a heated argument.

This led to the younger sibling slashing his older sibling on the neck when a fight ensued.

The elder sibling died of his wound on the way to hospital.

The drama unfolded when the suspect, a 26-year-old factory operator, confronted his elder brother for his failure to observe fasting at 6pm.

This turned into a fight between the two siblings in the incident which took place at his home in Jalan Orkid Batu 8, Sijangkang.

The suspect later went into his room and slammed the door.

Enraged, the victim, 32, barged into the suspect's room and started pushing and biting the suspect.

The fighting further escalated when the victim hit the suspect's head with a decorative frame and a long iron rod.

Following this, the suspect pursued the victim in to the kitchen and grabbed a knife as a weapon and slashed at the victim's neck.

It is believed that the fighting ceased the moment blood was drawn.

The victim eventually left the house with a friend, taking with him some personal items.

According to sources, police received a call from a medical attendant at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR) at 6.30pm that an unconscious man with a neck wound was sent to the hospital.

The victim was declared dead on the way to the hospital by the attending doctor.

Meanwhile, the suspected assailant was arrested at the murder scene and a knife, believed to be the murder weapon, has been recovered.

The case is investigated according to Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder. Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/node/89643

Friday, 26 June 2015

2009 Peshawar Murderer Apprehended in Rome.

"And fight with them until there is no more persecution & religion should be only for Allah; but if they desist, then surely Allah sees what they do." So the moon god Allah instructs his teeth-gnashing terrorists, in his chaotic & illiterate compendium of codswallop, the Koran, in verse 8:39.

Allah tells his followers to wage war upon unbelievers, conflating the mere fact of unbelief with persecution. As all religion must be for Allah, followers & leaders of other religions are targets for terror. This would be why a known & accomplished mass murderer has been arrested in Rome in connection with a plot to attack the Vatican, as reported by The Express Tribune today:

Italy arrests Pakistani accused of bloody 2009 Peshawar bombing

A Pakistani accused of organising a 2009 bomb attack on a Peshawar market that killed more than 130 people, has been detained in Italy, police said Friday.

Siyar Khan, 36, who is also suspected of involvement in a potential plot against Pope Francis, was arrested on terrorism charges as he stepped off a flight from Islamabad to Rome on Thursday evening.

In a statement, police said they suspected he had an "executive role" in what was one of the worst attacks in Pakistan's history – the October 28, 2009 bombing of the crowded Meena Bazaar which left 134 dead, including scores of women and children, and more than 200 others injured.

Authorities at the time blamed the Taliban, which denied carrying out the attack.

Italian anti-terrorism detectives believe Siyar Khan was part of a militant network based in Italy which was plotting terror attacks on Rome and possibly the Vatican to be carried by suicide bombers imported from Pakistan.

The suspect, who is legally resident in Italy, is accused of sheltering one of the would-be suicide bombers, who entered the country in March 2010 and is believed to be still at large.

The detention of Khan came two months after police on the island of Sardinia issued 18 arrest warrants as part of an operation against what they described as an Islamist terror cell led by two former bodyguards of Osama bin Laden.

The cell allegedly operated out of Olbia, a Sardinian town which has a small, long-standing Pakistani community.

Carnage: more than 130 people died in this maelstrom. (Click to enlarge.)

Only nine of the suspects were actually arrested in April with the others mostly thought to have fled to Pakistan before the raids.

Mario Carta, one of detectives in charge of the investigation, told AFP the Italian authorities consider Siyar Khan to have been the right-hand man of Sultan Wali Khan, an Olbia shopkeeper arrested in April whom they suspect of having planned and financed the Peshawar attack.

Carta said that the would-be suicide bomber arrived in Italy in March 2010 with the intention of mounting an attack, "perhaps on Rome, even the Vatican cannot be ruled out."

"We have not been able to establish the identity of the kamikaze (bomber) … but we believe he is still at large in Italy, most probably in the region of Olbia, which had become a nerve centre of jihadist activity," Carta told AFP.

The operation against the alleged cell followed a six-year investigation that began with a probe into an illegal immigration racket allegedly run from Sardinia.

Islamic State Killing All Over Iraq.

"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 raving fanatics, in his miraculous & perfect Koran, in verse 33:60.

The 'hypocrites' spoken of here are the tepid Muslims who will do a bit of praying but live largely secular lives. Their willingness to go along with a secular regime makes them targets for the really murderous Muslims who are on the lookout for such things. This is why the Islamic State targeted civilians at several locations across Iraq, as reported by Al Jazeera yesterday:

Iraq hit by various deadly attacks
Dozens of Iraqi soldiers and civilians die in string of attacks in Anbar province, Baghdad and nearby town.

Iraq has suffered a series of attacks at various locations by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, killing mainly security forces.

Thursday's deadliest attack came in the morning in Anbar province where ISIL fighters in armoured vehicles launched the assault on Iraqi army forces who were guarding the Nathim al-Taqsim dam, northeast of Fallujah, security sources told Al Jazeera.

The Iraqi army pursued the attackers, falling into an ambush when the fighters led them into an area laid with landmines near the town of Shiha, about 5km from the dam.

As the army was evacuating casualties, an ISIL suicide car bomb exploded, followed by another attack by gunmen.

At least 14 Iraqi soldiers were killed and more than a dozen were wounded in the sequence of attacks.

An unspecified number of ISIL fighter were also killed, security sources told Al Jazeera.

In a separate incident on Thursday, rockets believed to be launched by ISIL hit a court building, a football stadium and an irrigation department in Heet city of western Anbar province.

At least nine people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in the attack, hospital sources told Al Jazeera.

Also on Thursday, at least eight people were killed in separate attacks in Baghdad and in the nearby town of Mahmudiyah, Iraqi officials told the AP news agency.

A police officer said a car bomb ripped through a commercial area in Baghdad's neighbourhood of Shaab, killing six civilians, including two women, and wounding 16.

Another officer said a bomb struck an outdoor market in Mahmudiyah, about 30km south of Baghdad, killing two people. One of them was an eight-year-old child. That attack also wounded six people.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to talk to reporters.

No responsibility has been claimed for the attacks, which bore the hallmarks of ISIL.

Lethal Fun & Games at Kuwaiti Mosque with Sunni & Shi'ite Ramadan-a-Dingdong.

"And kill them wherever you find & catch them. Drive them out from where they have turned you out; for Fitna is worse than slaughter." So Allah tells his demented devotees, in his equally demented & chaotic grimoire of garbage, the Koran, verse 2:191.

The 'fitna' referred to above means 'strife' of any description. It could be heresy, apostasy, civil war between different groups of Muslims, anything a devout Muslim could take offence at.

It was the Second Fitna, a civil war that ended in 692, that sundered the Shi'ite & Sunni factions of Islam permanently. Since Allah commands that slaughter is the lesser of two evils, Sunnis & Shi'ites have been slaughtering each other for 95% of Islam's miserable existence. The latest episode in this pointless tit-for-tat occurred in Kuwait today, as reported by the BBC:

Kuwait Shia mosque 'hit by suicide blast'

A suicide bomber has targeted a Shia mosque around the time of Friday prayers in the Kuwaiti capital, security officials and witnesses say.

The scale of the attack is not yet known, though a number of fatalities has been reported.

The blast hit the Imam Sadiq Mosque in al-Sawaber - a busy area to the east of Kuwait City.

Attacks of this kind are extremely rare in Kuwait. No group has yet said it was behind the blast.

A security official and witnesses said a suicide bomber had carried out the attack.

According to Qatari Al-Jazeera TV, at least eight people were killed. Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida said another eight people were wounded.

Scenes of carnage in Kuwait. (Click to enlarge.)

A Kuwaiti MP, who saw the attack, said the mosque was packed with some 2,000 people when there was a loud explosion, Reuters news agency reported.

Footage posted online said to be from the scene of the attack showed men, some in blood-splattered clothing, walking around a smoke-filled room with rubble on the floor.

Al-Jazeera also reported that the Kuwaiti emir was heading to the scene of the blast.

Terrorists Target Tourists in Tunisia, 37 Dead.

"Surely the vilest of animals in Allah's sight are those who disbelieve, then they would not believe." So Allah tells his frothing followers, informing them that we unbelievers are the lowest of the low, in the book that stands alone as the most disgusting ever printed, the Koran, in verse 8:55.

Muslims who take this garbage seriously hate us at their core, they hate us for our unbelief. Our deaths make them happy. They want nothing more than to run amok with a machine gun killing the infidel left, right & centre.

Ramadan is especially dangerous for the infidel, as these frothing scum see us going about our business, drinking beers, eating during daylight hours, wearing swimwear in mixed company on the beach... This is why today's massacre of European tourists on a Tunisian beach happened, these cowardly gunmen were doing Allah's work, as they ran among the sun loungers, machine-gunning women in bikinis & children building sandcastles. The destruction of Tunisia's tourist industry is also a plus, as can be seen coming in this report from the BBC:

Tunisia attack on Sousse beach 'kills 37'

At least 37 people, mostly foreigners, have been killed and 36 injured in an attack on a beach in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse, according to the health ministry.

Officials say one gunman has been shot dead and another is being pursued.

Tunisians, Britons, Germans and Belgians and at least one Irish citizen are among the dead.

In March militants killed 22 people, mainly foreign tourists, in an attack on a museum in the capital Tunis.

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has gone to Sousse's Sahloul hospital to visit the injured.

Security officials said one attacker, who had posed as a swimmer but was carrying a rifle under a parasol, was shot dead in an exchange of fire with police.

Local media reported that the second attacker had been arrested, but this has not been confirmed. A photo purporting to show the body of the first attacker is circulating on social media.

One of those killed was an Irish woman, Irish Foreign Minister Charles Flanagan said.

A British man on holiday told the BBC that he heard the attack on a neighbouring hotel.

From his room, he saw a man with a pistol but did not know whether this was an attacker or a member of the security forces.

The Hotel Imperial Marhaba was named as one of the hotels close to the attack.

Briton Glenn Leathley told the BBC his daughter had been at the scene and rang him to say "there's gunfire on the beach".

Another British holidaymaker, Steve Johnson, told the BBC: "We were just laying on the beach as usual and... we heard what we thought at first was fireworks.

"But it was soon pretty obvious... that it was firearms that were being discharged and people screaming and starting to run."

One image circulating on social media appeared to show a man lying face down in the sand with what looks like blood around his head.

The Islamic State militant group had called on its followers to increase attacks during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, but no-one has yet said they were behind this attack.

Victims of Allah's gunmen. (Click to enlarge.)

The Belgian Jetairfly airline has announced it is cancelling all flights to Tunisia because of the attack.

A spokeswoman for the Thomson and First Choice tour operators said: "We are working closely with our teams in Tunisia and the relevant authorities to determine exactly what has happened and provide assistance to those affected."

Tunisia has seen militant Islamists gain strength since the overthrow of long-serving ruler Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in a popular uprising in 2011.

Democratic elections after Ben Ali's removal saw the moderate Islamist Ennahda party take power before the secularist Nidaa Tounes government won a parliamentary poll in October.

However, neither party has been able effectively to combat Islamist violence made worse by a raging conflict in neighbouring Libya and by Tunisian fighters returning home after going to join Islamist campaigns in Iraq and Syria.

One of the killers, gone to meet his 72 virgins.