Islam in Indonesia (where the U.S. has never been) -- where the current President of the United States grew up and went to school to study quran. Any questions? (Photo thanks to The Religion of Peace.com)
Islam in Indonesia (where the U.S. has never been) -- where the current President of the United States grew up and went to school to study quran. Any questions? (Photo thanks to The Religion of Peace.com)
Woe is us.....so many millions of "misunderstanders" of Islam (/sarc tag off). Nationality, border, geography ....is irrelevant. It's the ideology, stupid.
Muslims From U.K., France, Hungary, Germany, Balkans, Sweden, Chechnya, Chile Joining Fight Against Syrian Regime - As Revealed By Algerian TV Documentary
MEMRI December 11, 2012Special Dispatch No.5088
Muslims From U.K., France, Hungary, Germany, Balkans, Sweden, Chechnya, Chile Joining Fight Against Syrian Regime – As Revealed By Algerian TV Documentary
On November 15, 2012, the Algerian channel Echorouk TV posted a documentary video on its YouTube channel featuring a number of muhajireen (foreign fighters) who had come to Syria to fight the Bashar Al-Assad regime. Those featured included Muslims from the U.K., France, Hungary, Germany, the Balkans, Sweden, and Chechnya, as well as a recent Muslim convert from Chile who died while fighting in Syria. The video depicts how warmly foreign fighters are welcomed and integrated into the local resistance groups, which admire them, particularly those from Western countries, for choosing to leave their comfortable lives to fulfill what they see as the duty of jihad against the Syrian regime.
The documentary also includes segments from an interview with Abu Ahmad, leader of the Ahrar Al-Sham Brigades in Aleppo, who expresses his hope of establishing an Islamic state following the toppling of the Assad regime. Views similar to Abu Ahmad's were recently expressed in a joint statement issued on behalf of numerous Islamic resistance groups fighting in Aleppo and its surroundings. Abu Ahmad also voiced criticism of the U.S., Russia, and China, accusing them of turning the Syrian crisis into an arena for their geopolitical power struggle; similar views were expressed by another commander of the Ahrar Al-Sham Brigades in October 2012. Abu Ahmad stressed that the Syrian mujahideen do not fear a war against America and the West.
On the issue of the West's arming of the various Syrian resistance groups, Abu Ahmad said that such support with weapons is scarce, and attributed this to the West's fear that such weapons might fall into the hands of extremists.
Abu Muhammad (of Hungary), Emir of Suqour Al-Sham
Abu Sayyaf Al-Libi (of the U.K.)
Franco Abu 'Abd Al-Rahman (of Paris, France)
Jacques Abu 'Abdallah Al-Faransi (of Marseille, France)
Mark Abu Osama Al-Suwaidi (of Sweden)
Unidentified deceased Chilean and German fighters
Abu Ahmad Al-Shishani (of Russia)
The following is the translated transcript of the video.
To view this clip on MEMRI TV, click here.
"Allah Has Called Upon Us To Help Any Muslim In The World, And We Are Willing To Die For His Sake Anywhere"
Reporter: "With cries of 'Allah Akbar,' the journey of these muhajireen [foreign fighters] to the training camp begins. Some of them reminisce about the hilltops of Afghanistan and the sands of Iraq. These memories bonded and strengthened them.
[Busload of muhajireen singing songs of jihad]
"Masked faces conceal the features of young men, who say they have divorced this world after emigrating from their countries, leaving behind a life of leisure and pleasure in the heart of Europe and the Islamic world.
"The training is given by an experienced fighter from the Balkans, [a place] which suffered the hell of the Russian invasion [sic]."
Muhajireen: "Allah Akbar. There is no god but Allah. What is our path? Jihad, jihad. jihad until victory."
Abu Ahmad the Chechen, coming from Russia: "Allah has granted us the privilege of coming to Syria. We have packed our bags, leaving our families and children behind, after seeing the whole world forsake the mothers and children who are being killed.
"We are not terrorists, but we are zealous for our Islam and for the honor of our Sunni sisters who are being raped, under the pretext of democracy and fighting terrorism. Our only goal is to elevate the word of truth, and to fight the injustice imposed on the Syrians.
"Allah has called upon us to help any Muslim in the world, and we are willing to die for His sake anywhere – in Afghanistan, in Saudi Arabia, in Somalia, in Chechnya, in Nigeria, in Libya, in Mali, in the southern Philippines, in Sudan, in Pakistan, or anywhere where the blood of Muslims is being shed unjustly.
"Today, the Muslims, and even some non-Muslims – some honest Christian civilians from among the People of the Book – are bearing arms to fight that tyrant Bashar, who has targeted the country and its people."[...]
"Islam Will Survive, No Matter How Much You Conspire; It Is In Your Best Interest To Reconcile With Islam"
Abu 'Abdallah, Emir of the Hamza bin Abd Al-Muttalib Brigade, the Suburbs of Aleppo: "We bear a message of truth, good, and justice to all people. So why is there such fear of Islam?
"Oh reasonable people of the West, you should benefit from Islam. You suffer unbearable social and economic crises. Oh people of France, do you agree to being thus subjected to persecution and injustice? Your governments used to sponsor these [Arab] governments. This is the truth, whether you accept it or not. Your governments' intelligence agencies used to support these governments.
"Why do you describe us as extremist terrorists? Now you are realizing that in all areas, the Islamic system is reasonable. We believe that our happiness in this world and the world to come depends on the instating of the shari'a. Therefore, we will not shy away from striving for its implementation.
"When the West labeled the Taliban as terrorist, it mobilized 33 countries with their armies to occupy one quarter of Afghanistan. The people ruled by the USSR were now ruled by the coalition. Why didn't they wait for the Taliban to demonstrate its civilized conduct? Maybe it would have been good, and they could have benefited from it.
"They immediately said that this was a country of terrorism. Their media became politicized. It showed how the Taliban was implementing Islamic punishments by killing women, shooting at women... I think those things harm the West rather than benefit it.
"Islam will survive, no matter how much you conspire. It is in your best interest to reconcile with Islam." [...]
Abu Ahmad, Emir of Ahrar Al-Sham Brigades, Aleppo: "As Mujahideen, We Have No Problem Waging War Against America And The West"
Reporter: "At nightfall, the people remaining in the town emerge, and even the children carry weapons, insisting on their freedom and on toppling the regime."
Children, led by adult: "We respond to your call, oh Allah."
Reporter: "Death from a shell or a sniper bullet lurks for the people of Aleppo at any moment."
Fighter: "We respond to your call, oh Allah.
"We respond to your call, oh Allah.
"We respond to your call, oh Allah.
"We respond to your call, oh Allah."
Reporter: "'We respond to your call, oh Allah' is the resounding cry of the foreign fighters in the face of fire from enemy tanks.
"This is a fighter from the foggy capital of London."
[Abu Sayyaf the Libyan (see image above), coming from England, shown shouting "Allah Akbar!"]
Fighter: "No, no. Don't take my picture."
Reporter: "Some of the foreign fighters refuse to reveal their identity, out of fear of persecution by the security in their home countries.
"Not far away, the comrades talk about the U.S. plot to take over their revolution, and about their plan for after the toppling of the Al-Assad regime. There is no alternative to an Islamic caliphate."
Abu Ahmad, Emir of the Ahrar Al-Sham Brigades, Aleppo: "We don't care about the West. If they want to fight us, we will fight for the sake of Allah. Anyone who dies for the sake of Allah and is accepted by Allah as a martyr has nothing to regret. That is our hope – that Allah will accept us as martyrs.
"As mujahideen, we have no problem waging war against America and the West. But we want the average man on the street to understand the trap that is set. He must understand that the West does not have our best interests at heart. [The West] says that they will send arms, but until now, no arms have arrived. We received 30 bullets apiece, and they sent two or three rifles.
"What the West wants is for us to make slow progress, destroying the regime's stockpiles of weapons. They want no weapons to be left in Syria. The tanks we destroy and the airplanes we down – the West is afraid that the Islamists will keep them for themselves, and so they want us to destroy them.
"The West could have ousted Al-Assad if they really wanted – but they don't want to.
"Our Prophet Muhammad, who is our role model, fought the Quraysh tribe, even though it included his uncles and other family members. We are prepared to fight even our own people in order to exalt the word of Allah. We do not fear the West, America, or any other country.
"For 40 years, we [Muslims] have been incurring the wrath of the Lord, and things were getting worse, not better. Even though this is a country with great resources, we can't even buy a loaf of bread. We need to try a different path. Common sense tells you that if you tried a certain path and failed – why not try a different path, which might be successful? We will take the path of the Lord, Allah willing." [...]
Abu Ahmad, Emir of Ahrar Al-Sham Brigades: We Don't Believe In Borders Between Islamic States; "Even In The West, Many People Are Joining Islam"
Reporter: "Do you believe in borders between Islamic states?"
Abu Ahmad: "No, we don't. These borders were delineated 40-50 years ago for the obvious reasons of disintegrating and weakening us. Even in the West, many people are joining Islam. I believe that once they see our correct Islam, we will not have any need to fight.
"We have an example to follow. In the days of the Prophet's companions, Islam reached China by means of commerce. Not everything must be done through war. Once they see that my behavior as a Muslim is proper and honorable – I believe that the Islamic state will spread to all corners of the world.
"America deceives Russia and China. It toys with them more than it toys with us. America made Russia and China 'the other side' so that when Bashar Al-Assad is ousted, the Syrian people will hate Russia and China vehemently."
Counter terrorism police have foiled a series of Islamic terror plots in the UK. Yesterday's random traffic violation led to the accidental discovery of an IED bomb found in the trunk. The target was a counter jihad rally. Think about that. Imagine if an IED went off at one of our ground zero mosque protests.
One detail that has been buried in the flurry of news stories concerning the series of jihadi attacks over the past week here, here, here, here and here, was that one of the three brothers arrested was an ex-police community support officer. He served with the Metropolitan Police for more than two years before resigning in September 2009.
Anti-terror police arrest seventh person in London probe BBC
A 22-year-old woman has been arrested in east London in connection with an ongoing counter-terrorism operation, the Metropolitan Police has said.
Officers arrested the woman at a property in Hackney during the early hours of Saturday morning, it added.
She is being held on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
Police have been given until 12 July to detain six people arrested on Thursday as part of the same investigation.
Detectives from the Met police's counter-terrorism command were granted additional time for questioning by a magistrate on Friday.
The six, five men and a woman held on Thursday, are also being questioned on suspicion of the same offence as the 22-year-old woman.
One of the six, who are aged between 18 and 30, was Tasered by police.Armed officers were involved in the arrests at the property in Stratford
It is understood the arrests relate to a possible plot involving Islamist extremists, with potential UK targets.
Three of those held are brothers - one an ex-police community support officer.
He served with the Metropolitan Police for more than two years before resigning in September 2009.
The force said he had not been "deployed in any specialist or sensitive roles".
The brothers, aged 18, 24 and 26, were detained in Abbey Road, in Stratford, east London, during an operation involving armed officers.
The BBC understands they are Jahangir, Mohammed and Moybur Alom.
Richard Dart, a Muslim convert who uses the name Salahuddin al Britani, was also detained in the raids, it is understood.
He features in a YouTube video which criticises the Royal Family and British military action in Muslim countries.
The Metropolitan Police said the operation is not connected with the Olympics or Paralympics.
French authorities now believe the killer was motivated by Islamic extremism or racism, Israel Radio reported.
Under Islam, to kill Jews, to oppress Jews, to humiliate Jews is not "extremist"; it is righteous. That is not Islamic extremism; this is Islam.
The killer filmed his murders of the Jewish schoolchildren (above victim Miriam Monstango, 8 years old).
Yeshiva World: According to French investigators, the shooting occurred at 7:46 local time, when the lone motorcycle terrorist dressed in black stopped and opened fire in every direction. The teacher, Rav Yonatan Sandler HY”D, 30 was the first hit from close range. Sandler was holding the hands of his two boys and Gavriel (3) HY”D fell first, dead together with his father. Then came Aryeh (6) HY”D, who was also hit, falling lifeless to the ground.
Witnesses explain the gunman stopped shooting for a brief moment, apparently to change clips in his gun. He entered the school and grabbed Miriam Monsonego (8) HY”D as she was running. He grabbed her hair and fired at her body. As she bled out and slumped to the floor, he listed her head and fired two shots at her head from point blank range to make certain his Jewish victim would not survive.
France clears three neo-Nazi suspects in Jewish school shooting Times of Israel
Police now looking into whether killer was Islamic extremistPolice have cleared three neo-Nazi suspects in the killing of three schoolchildren and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France. The suspects were former soldiers who were discharged from duty for neo-Nazi activity in 2008.
All three were interrogated by the police.
French authorities now believe the killer was motivated by Islamic extremism or racism, Israel Radio reported.
It is the third shooting attack in the Toulouse region in just over a week, and the suspect may be linked to all of them. The previous shootings targeted and killed soldiers of North African origin. The soldiers, part of an elite paratrooper regiment, were let go from the military after a photo of them surfaced of them saluting a Nazi flag with a swastika.
Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, 29, his 4-year-old and 5-year-old sons Gabriel and Arieh, and 7-year-old Miriam Monsonego were killed Monday outside the Ozar Hatorah school in the southern French city.
In the attack, a gunman drove a scooter and used a handgun to shoot and kill the victims. Police believe the killer may have taped the killing, and think he may plan to post the video on the Internet.
The global jihad rages on .....
Nigeria: Boko Haram targets police station, bank (hat tip Marisol)
Boko Haram consistently targets people, practices, and institutions that would stand in the way of their imposition of Sharia. In doing so, they are destroying the physical and social infrastructure of the land they would then rule in pious squalor. Jihad causes poverty.
"Gunmen attack police station, bank in nothern Nigeria," from Agence France-Presse, February 27:Gunmen hurled explosives and fired at a police station and a nearby bank in a northern Nigeria town Monday in another of daily attacks blamed on Islamist sect Boko Haram, witnesses said.
The attack in Jama'are, a traditional emirate and town in the north of Bauchi state, occurred 24 hours after a similar assault in another northern Nigerian town in which three policemen were killed.
Residents said a large number of gunmen were involved in the attack, but were unclear about casualties.
"They arrived in cars and headed straight to the police station and a nearby bank, shooting and throwing explosives," said Tijjani Khalifa by phone from the town.
He said residents quickly moved indoors on hearing the sound of the explosions and gunshots.
"We don't know if there are casualties because everybody is at home," said another resident Muktar Dan-Abba.
Members of Boko Haram are thought to rob banks to fund their activities.
No officials were immediately available for comment.
Bauchi borders and lies to the north of Plateau, whose capital Jos was targeted by a suicide bomber on a church during Sunday service.
The Jos attack killed three people while reprisal riots that followed the attack left another three dead.
Boko Haram claimed to have been behind the church attack where a suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden car and blew it up metres away from a church hall.
Violence blamed on the group, whose goals remain largely unclear, has since mid-2009 claimed more than 1,000 lives, including more than 300 this year alone, according to AFP and rights groups.
The sect has previously said it wants to create an Islamic state in Nigeria's deeply impoverished north.Three police corporals were killed Sunday night and two other policemen wounded when gunmen threw explosives and opened fire on a police station in Shuwa village of Adamawa state, northern Nigeria, state police commissioner Adelere Chinaba said.
What the enemedia won't tell you -- it was an Islamic supremacist coup. What else do you need to know?
Photo: ReutersBrigadier General Muhammad Masud Razzaq (R) talks about what he said was a coup attempt by retired and serving officers late last month, which intelligence sources said was driven by a campaign to introduce Sharia law throughout the majority Muslim country, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 19, 2012.
Military officials in Bangladesh say they have uncovered a plot by religious extremists to overthrow the government.Razzaq said the coup had been planned abroad and that two retired military officers have already been arrested. A third man, Army Major Ziaul Haq, is on the run.
Brigadier General Muhammad Masud Razzaq shared details of the attempted coup with reporters Thursday, calling it a "heinous conspiracy" to topple Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Razzaq said a total of 16 current and former military officers had been involved.
Bangladeshi intelligence officials say the military uncovered the coup plot last month and that the plotters planned to introduce strict Islamic Sharia law.
Prime Minister Hasina has cracked down on Islamic militant groups since taking office in early 2009. She has repeatedly warned such groups were plotting against her government.
Obama bows and scrapes before these totalitarian killers. When is the West going to face this war?
Car bomb at NATO air base kills 7 civilians
By Mirwais Khan - The Associated Press
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A suicide attacker set off a vehicle laden with explosives Thursday outside a gate at a sprawling base for U.S. and NATO operations, killing seven civilians in a second suicide bombing in as many days in southern Afghanistan, officials said.
Separately, Afghan authorities reported Thursday that avalanches have killed at least 29 people in the country's mountainous northeast.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the afternoon attack at a crowded entrance to Kandahar Air Field, claiming they were targeting a NATO convoy.
Two witnesses told The Associated Press that they suspect the suicide car bomber was trying to hit U.S. forces because he detonated his explosives just as two pickup trucks, which they say are often used by American special forces, were leaving the base.
The coalition said no NATO troops were killed. It does not disclose information about injured troops.
Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef said that NATO forces open fire after the bombing, and that they killed three of the seven civilians who died.
The coalition denied this, saying there was no fighting after the blast.
"There was no follow-on attacks and no disruption to operations" at the base, the coalition said.
Earlier, officials reported that the suicide bomber was walking near the gate, but the Afghan Ministry of Interior later said the attacker was driving a Toyota Corolla.
Zalmai Ayubi, the spokesman for the Kandahar provincial governor, said two children were among the seven civilians killed. He said eight other civilians, including two children and one woman, were injured in the explosion.
Gates to the larger U.S. bases in Afghanistan often are crowded with trucks waiting to deliver goods and and services, and local Afghans going to or coming back from jobs on the compounds.
Safiullah, a 40-year-old fuel tank driver from neighboring Zabul province, was waiting his turn to enter the base when the blast occurred.
"There was dust and smoke everywhere," said Safiullah, who uses just one name. "I got down on my knees. When the smoke lifted, I moved closer. I saw two children dead at the side of the road."
At the time of the explosion, two pickup trucks were leaving the base, he said. He said he remembered that because he and another man were conversing at the time about how U.S. special forces sometimes use that kind of truck.
The explosion shattered the window of a taxi driven by Sabiullah Khan, was at the gate waiting for customers.
"I put my head down in my car," he said. "For three or four minutes I was afraid. I was reciting the words of the Quran," the Muslim holy book. "When the smoke cleared and I knew I was OK, I started looking outside. People were shouting for help. I saw one vehicle on fire. The Afghan army were running and taking out the wounded."
Everywhere around the world it's the same ...........Bali to Baghdad, Malaysia to Madrid to Malmo, Indonesia to India to Israel, Nigeria to New York, London to Lebanon to Libya, Tunisia to Turkey, and on and on and on.......
Three million came out and gave jihad the middle finger. Well done.
Three million Catholics defy terror threat to annual parade in Philippines World News (hat tip Gregory)
Philippine Catholic pilgrims carry the statue of the Black Nazarene, a life-size icon of Jesus Christ carrying a cross, to mark the annual day-long religious procession in Manila Monday.
By msnbc.com staff and news services
More than 3 million Roman Catholic worshippers paraded with a charred Christ statue through the Philippine capital in an annual procession Monday despite a warning from the president that terrorists might target the gathering.
The black wooden statue known as the Black Nazarene was displayed at the seaside Rizal Park where Manila's Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle led a Mass and offered prayers for victims of tropical storms and landslides over the past year.
President Benigno Aquino III warned Sunday at a hastily called news conference, along with military and police officials, that several terrorists planned to disrupt the event and had reportedly been seen in the capital. But the threat was not high enough to cancel the procession, he added.
STORY: Philippine leader warns of possible terror attack
"The sad reality of the world today is that terrorists want to disrupt the ability of people to live their lives in the ways they want to, including the freedom to worship," Aquino said in the nationally televised conference.
The government banned cell phones and firecrackers at the event. Around 15,000 police officers were deployed with sniffer dogs, while ambulances and hospitals were on standby, according to an entry in Aquino's Facebook page.
Australia had urged its citizens to avoid the procession and nearby areas.
Philippines Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo said without elaborating that six to nine people from the southern Philippines may be involved in the alleged plot, and officials gave no description of their group or its motives. When asked if the threat came from the al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf group, Aquino said that possibility had not been confirmed.
Photo: Ted Aljibe / AFP - Getty Images
Obama say, "Respect it!" Daisy Khan say, "the era of extremism of over!" Fired principal of NY's public school madrassa, KGIA, hearts "NYC intifada."
*Crickets chirping* in news rooms across the country and across the world. *Crickets chirping* in Jon Stewart's writers meetings.
Fears Christians are being targeted by radical Muslims as 20 are killed in Nigerian town hall massacre by John Hutchinson, Daily Mail, January 7
Suspected gunmen from a radical Muslim sect attacked a town hall Friday in rural northeast Nigeria, killing at least 20 people who had gathered for a meeting of a Christian ethnic group, police said.
The attack at noon targeted a town hall where Christian Igbo people were holding a meeting, with gunmen chanting 'God is great' as they fired Kalashnikov rifles.
The killings come after a spokesman for the sect known as Boko Haram threatened to begin specifically targeting Christians living in the country's Muslim north in its increasingly bloody sectarian fight with Nigeria's weak central government.
Unrest: Tensions will be heightened after the killing of 20 people in a town hall
[..] 'We started hearing many gunshots through the windows,' said Okey Raymond, 48, who attended the meeting. 'Everyone scampered for safety, but the gunmen chanted: 'God is great God is great' while shooting at us.'
Raymond said he hid under a table and escaped out a back door.
The gunmen also carried knives and machetes, the police commissioner said.
No arrests have been made in the attack, which left at least another 15 people wounded.
Friday's attack comes after gunmen attacked a church in the northeast Nigeria city of Gombe during a prayer service Thursday night, spraying the congregation with gunfire and killing at least eight people including the pastor's wife, local medical officials said.
No one has claimed responsibility for that attack, though Boko Haram has targeted churches in the past in its campaign to implement strict Shariah law across Nigeria.
Boko Haram, whose name means 'Western education is sacrilege' in the local Hausa language, is responsible for at least 510 killings last year alone, according to an Associated Press count.
The group claimed responsibility for an attack that killed at least 42 people in a Christmas Day bombing of a Catholic church near Abuja, as well as a suicide car bombing targeting the U.N. headquarters in the capital that killed 25 people and wounded more than 100.
Nigeria's central government has been slow to respond to the sect.
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Five people died when Muslim attackers threw a grenade inside a night club in Garissa Town as revellers celebrated the new year. *Crickets chirping* in CAIR offices nationwide and their Hamas home office in Gaza.
Obama, Kenya's native son, should be pleased with the sharia constitution he helped institute in Kenya. Obama say, "Respect it!"
Five killed in New Year party grenade attack Daily Nation (hat tip Armaros)
Five people died when attackers threw a grenade inside a night club in Garissa Town as revellers celebrated the new year in the early hours of Sunday.
The attackers struck Locus Night Club soon after midnight, otherwise Kenyans across the country defied the threat of terror attacks to welcome the new year with song and dance at churches, night clubs, restaurants, parks and street parties.
Security was tight in all major towns with intensified air, land and sea patrols.
The celebratory mood continued throughout on Sunday with families gathering at public beaches and parks and at churches and pubs.
In messages to FM stations, Kenyans praised Kenya Defence Forces operating inside Somalia as national heroes.
It was the second attack on Garissa Town since Kenyan troops crossed into Somalia in pursuit of [Muslim] Al-Shabaab insurgents, who are accused of carrying out kidnappings inside Kenyan territory. (READ: Six dead in Garissa grenade attack)
In all there have been seven small-scale attacks inside Kenya since Operation Linda Nchi, now in its third month, started.
The suspected Al-Shabaab [Muslim] militants opened fire on guards manning the club before they fled on foot through Bula Sheikh residential area where they also shot an Administration Police officer who died on his way to hospital.
A recent letter by members of a devout Muslim group in Somalia epitomizes the Islamic war on non-Muslims.
In the letter, members of Al-Shabaab warned church leaders to stop preaching the gospel to Muslims. Al-Shabaab, who has publicly announced its intention to rid Somalia of Christians and is responsible for killing many Christian converts from Islam, is now threatening to target Christians who preach the gospel among Somali Muslims living in Kenya. As you read the excerpt from the letter, please pray for protection for the targeted Christians.
Here is the excerpt from the letter posted at Persecution.org:
We would like also to send a message to the mission organizations and the local Kenyan Christian Churches to stop the Christianization they have not only in Nairobi, but also in the refugee camps.
They have to stop their harmful ideologies that they are preaching to the Muslims. It is our knowledge that some Somali Muslims are already affected by this cancer of Christianity and we are in trace of that persons and we call them back to Islam or they will be under the sword of the mujahedeen.
In addition to that, there are those who translate, distribute, and preach this non-sense to the Somalis. We have now the knowledge of so many people involved in this cursed work, but we target these men and will, Insha Allah, be brought before justice and be taken back to Somalia to be tried and given their share of justice before the law of Allah and before the Mujahedeen.
We will soon, Insha Allah, strike the cursed Seventh-day Adventist Church’s headquarters if they do not stop using the Somalis to Christianize other Somalis, not excluding [those] who put Somali translated Bibles in their sites and who are proud to Christianize the Somali people. In closing, we ask Allah to help us to make his purpose reign.
You can call a savage tolerant, but it's still a savage. A is A. Islam is Islam.
Obama say, "Respect it!" Geller say, "One man's friendly is another's jihad."
Bumper Sticker Sparks New Clash at Indonesian Church
Jakarta Globe Vento Saudale January 02, 2012 (hat tip Carmel)
Bogor. A bumper sticker prompted members of the hard-line Islamic Reform Movement to attack several members of the GKI Yasmin church on Sunday.
The bumper sticker, on the back of a church member’s car, said, “We need a friendly Islam, not an angry Islam.”
Scores of vociferous Muslims from the group known as the Islamic Reform Movement (Garis) terrorized members of the congregation who came to the church’s New Year’s Eve service in Bogor, GKI Yasmin spokesman Bona Sigalingging said.
Garis chairman Majudien was infuriated by the sticker and began to run after the car. The incident led the congregation to disband and move the service to the home of one of the members.
“What is the aim of that sticker being put there? That is a provocative action against us, the Muslims of Bogor,” Majudien said.
Bona said that the sticker was a souvenir that was distributed by the family of the late former Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid during a commemoration of his death on Friday.
“All guests who came, including the chairman of the Constitutional Court, the deputy religious affairs minister and other VIPs also got the same souvenir, the same sticker,” he said.
Read the rest.
1,400 years of genocide, oppression, apartheid and monstrous inhumanity, and still western civilization continues to cover up for, mask its true nature and "respect" this homicidal ideology.
Obama say, "Respect it!" Geller say, "Learn everything. Defeat jihad!" Father Christmas .... was unavailable for comment.
'Father Christmas' stabbed to death in Tajikistan (hat tip James G)
By Roman Kozhevnikov DUSHANBE | Tue Jan 3, 2012 10:02am IST
(Reuters) - A young man dressed as "Father Frost" - the Russian equivalent of Father Christmas - was stabbed to death in Tajikistan on Monday in an attack police believe was motivated by religious hatred, two police sources said.
A crowd attacked 24-year-old Parviz Davlatbekov and stabbed him with a knife as he visited relatives in the early hours of Monday dressed as Father Frost, who by tradition brings Russian children presents at New Year. Russian cultural influence remains strong in Tajikistan, a former Soviet republic.
"We have witness statements that say the crowd beat Parviz and stabbed him with a knife, shouting: 'You infidel!'," one of the sources told Reuters.
The second source said religious hatred was being investigated as the motive for the crime, which occurred in the capital Dushanbe.
Tajikistan is officially secular, although the vast majority of its 7.7 million people are Muslims. Authorities have cracked down on religious freedoms in the last few years and jailed dozens of people for membership of Islamist groups.
President Imomali Rakhmon has ordered students at foreign religious schools to return home and told his security services to tighten control over religious education and mosques in Tajikistan, which he says are often used to foment radicalism.
Tokhir Normatov, chief of staff of Tajikistan's Interior Ministry, said the victim had died in hospital from a loss of blood, but made no comment on the motive for the attack.
Again, the obsession with geography when anyone with a pair of eyes can see it is ideology, not borders or nationality. The news reporting on the most serious mortal threat would be comical if it weren't so deceiving and wrong.
As the news of the global jihad increases and whole countries fall to Islamic supremacists, note the relentless use of the nonsensical term "islamist." Islamist, indeed. What does it mean to say that someone or something is "Islamist" as opposed to "Islamic"? Nothing, really, except that the person speaking doesn't want to offend Islam by speaking unwelcome truths about the political nature of the religion. Spencer wrote on that here: Islam and Islamists
The term "Islamist" is in common use to refer to Muslim individuals and organizations that adhere to Islamic law's political aspects (most notably its denial of any legitimacy of a separation between religion and the state) and consequently most fiercely oppose America, Israel and the West in general. The implication is that Islam itself, in its authentic form, has no requisite political aspect, and no incompatibility with Western values or democratic government.
The problem with this is that it is a Western, artificial distinction, imposed by non-Muslims upon the Islamic world and lacking any real substance with reference to Islamic law as it has always been formulated by the Sunni and Shi'ite madhahib (schools of jurisprudence). Islam has always been political, and the union of religion and the state has always been essential to its political program; the idea that all this can and should be separated from Islam proper is the wishful thinking of Western analysts who do not wish to face the implications of the fact that these ideas represent mainstream Islamic thinking.
In line with this, I recently received this email from a Jihad Watch reader in Canada:
A conversation with several friends on Facebook erupted into something quite extraordinary. An 18 year old Muslim student, from Western University and born in Mississauga had this to say about the distinction between Islam and Islamism:
"case and point on why you dont understand Islam. No one makes this distinction [between Islam and Islamism] other then the Western world, for the sake of having a tidy little system to classify everything. Our religion and political ideology are one. Furthermore, I really wouldnt use the term islamist or Islamism. Many muslims, including myself, find the term deeply offensive."
In other words, IN CANADA, there is an entire generation of Muslims who openly subscribe to 'Islamism' as indistinguishable from Islam.
And that should come as no surprise. Except to willfully blind non-Muslim analysts in the West.
Video reports of al-Shabaab battles with Somali forces feature jihadist with London accent
A militant Islamist group in Somalia that has declared its allegiance to al-Qa'ida is using a young British man to file video propaganda from the front lines of the country's civil war to try to draw English-speaking Muslims to the Horn of Africa for jihad, The Independent can reveal.
The man, who remains masked throughout his videos, speaks in fluent English with a clear London accent and presents breathless reports of battles that the militant groups have fought against Somali government and foreign forces.
Intelligence sources and terrorism experts believe the man was either born in Britain or spent considerable time here and that he may have even had some media training before heading abroad to join the militant network.
The Independent has collected at least three videos in which the man features. The first – which runs for 11 minutes and is titled "African Crusaders" – was released in June 2010 and only contains the man's voice. A second 21 minute long video – "Mogadishu – the Crusader's Graveyard" – was released a month later and shows the young reporter appearing with his face covered in front of burning tank that he claims was destroyed by Islamist fighters.
He disappeared from Al Shabaab propaganda videos until October this year when he returned with a new documentary called "Battle for Deyniile – the Burundian Bloodbath". The 33-minute report features footage from the front lines of a recent battle between militants and African Union peacekeepers on the outskirts of Mogadishu in which a number of AU troops were known to have perished. Shabaab fighters display the uniformed corpses of at least twenty fighters that they claimed belonged to the Ugandan and Burundian peacekeeping forces currently in control of central Mogadishu.
The documentaries – which were all released through Shabaab's media wing the al-Kataib Foundation – are a vivid example of the slick propaganda now being produced by violent Islamists in the Horn of Africa and their determination to turn the area into a new base for international jihadists.
Britain has become so concerned about the deteriorating security situation inside Somalia that it has convened a summit for February to discuss what to do about the failed state. MI5 head Jonathan Evans has repeatedly warned that the Horn of Africa has become the second most popular terrorist training ground after Pakistan with Brits of Somali, Pakistani, Yemeni, Bangladeshi and North African heritage flocking there.
Whitehall sources believe that there are between three to four people working full time on Shabaab's media wing, one of whom is a Yemeni who previously worked with al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula. A second individual is a British Pakistani – thought to be the reporter who appears in the videos.
The group's latest output represents a tactical shift in the way militant networks are producing their propaganda in that the more recent productions are presented as objective news reports, mimicking the way mainstream news organisations present information.
"Instead of featuring a field commander what we're seeing is supposedly a journalist reporting the facts on the ground in a dispassionate way whilst manipulating the narrative to his group's advantage," said Bruce Hoffman, a leading expert on Islamist terrorism at the University of Georgetown. "You wouldn't put Shabaab in the top bracket within the pantheon of terror groups when it comes to strategies or tactics. But their communication techniques are highly sophisticated."
The Independent sought comment from al-Shabaab through an email account known to be used by the militants for international enquiries. In a statement the group said their aim was to inspire Muslims in the West: "We are not able to reveal the identity or nom de guerre of the person in question but the aim of our English documentaries is quite simple. With most journalists serving merely as subservient vessels at the hands of warmongers and politicians, the purpose of the Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen's documentary films is to reveal the reality of the current warfare in Somalia to the world and, in particular, to the Muslims living in the Western world."
The statement added: "It is our hope that these English documentaries will enlighten the Muslims by illuminating the reality of the so-called war on terror and help further elucidate the events as they really are on the ground –not as they are erroneously portrayed in the western media."
Shabaab are a brutal off-shoot of the comparatively moderate Islamic Courts Union which brought a semblance of calm to Somalia after 20 years of fighting but was thrown out of in 2006 following a US-backed invasion by Ethiopian troops.
The militant group controls large tracts of southern Somalia and has fought a vicious insurgency against the country's beleaguered and highly unpopular transitional government whose writ extends little further than the capital Mogadishu. They promote a draconian interpretation of Sharia law and have pledged allegiance to al-Qa'ida and its philosophy of waging violent jihad to establish a global Islamic caliphate.
After withdrawing their fighters from the capital in August, they have shifted to more asymmetric tactics such as suicide bombers and improvised explosive devices. A spate of kidnappings hit northern Kenya prompting Nairobi to invade from the south claiming that they would eradicate Shabaab. Ethiopia's military has invaded once more from the north but there has been little sign so far of any palpable military successes against the militants who have called on help in repelling "infidel crusaders".
Fearing Somalia is becoming a new gathering point for international jihadists, the United States has increased drone strikes within the Horn of Africa operating out of bases in Djibouti, southern Ethiopia and the Seychelles.
The exact number of foreign fighters within Shabaab's ranks is currently unknown but western intelligence agencies have watched with alarm as both hardened veterans and new foreign recruits have flocked to the area.
Obama say, "Respect it!" Hamas-tied CAIR say, "Do not criticize Islam!" Geller say, "Defeat savagery!"
From Egypt to Tunisia and Morocco, Indonesia, Libya, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Europe, the Philippines, Afghanistan, Kenya, Yemen, et al, the global jihad onslaught metastasizes, as reason is made the target and invariably the enemy.
Nigeria's Jonathan declares state of emergency Reuters
ABUJA (Reuters) - President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency on Saturday in parts of Nigeria plagued by a violent Islamist insurgency, and ordered shut the borders with Cameroon, Chad and Niger in the northeast.
Coming nearly a week after radical sect Boko Haram set off a series of bombs across Nigeria on Christmas Day, including one at a church that killed at least 37 people and wounded 57, Jonathan told state television the measures would aim to restore security in troubled parts of Nigeria's north.
"The temporary closure of our borders in the affected areas is only an interim measure designed to address the current security challenges and will be resumed as soon as normalcy is restored," he said.
He added that his chief of defence staff had been instructed to take other "appropriate" measures, including setting up a special counter-terrorism force.
The blasts have raised fears that Boko Haram, a movement styled on the Taliban and whose name means "Western education is forbidden," is trying to ignite sectarian strife in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation and top oil producer.
Jonathan has been criticised by the opposition and Christian groups for what they said was a slow response to the bombings.
"The crisis has assumed a terrorist dimension," Jonathan said. "I therefore urge the political leadership (in northern local governments) to give maximum cooperation to ensure that the situation is brought under control."
He listed the northern local governments affected by the decree, including a part of Niger state near the capital Abuja, the northern half of the conflict-prone city of Jos, and parts of Yobe and Borno in the remote, semi-arid northeast.
The bombings by the northern-based movement have strained Nigeria's already fractious north-south divide.
Jonathan, a Christian from the south, upset many northerners by running for and winning the presidency in April, which in the eyes of many tore up a tacit deal to rotate the top job between a northerner and a southerner every two terms.
More than 500 people were killed in post-election violence in the north after Jonathan's victory, reflecting long-standing northern grievances about perceived alienation and exclusion by the central government from the fruits of national oil riches, concentrated in the south.
"CRUSH THE TERRORISTS"
Earlier in the day, Jonathan visited the scene of the deadliest Christmas attack, on St. Theresa's Catholic church in Madalla, on the outskirts of Abuja.
"We will crush the terrorists. If there are institutions ... which are harbouring terrorists, we will deal with them," he told weeping relatives of the victims gathered in the church, amid tight security by dozens of armed soldiers.
Traces of the devastation were still evident, with the church windows shattered and glass on the ground.
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More devout Muslims doing what the quran and Muhammad command them to do. Obama say, "Respect it!"
This follows on the heels of the Christmas jihad massacres in Nigeria, in which Muslims murdered over 100 Christians.
When will the world stand up and say "Enough" to this savagery?
Gunmen kill toddler near Nigeria flashpoint city AFP December 28
JOS, Nigeria — Gunmen have shot dead a three-year-old girl and her parents near the volatile central Nigerian city of Jos, a government spokesman and residents said Wednesday.
The killing in the Christian-dominated village comes amid growing fears of civil unrest in the country following a deadly string of Christmas attacks claimed by Islamist group Boko Haram.
"Three people -- a man, his wife and daughter -- have been confirmed killed in that (Uwuk) village. They were attacked in the night while they were asleep," Plateau state spokesman Ayuba Paro told AFP.
Paro quoted the villagers as saying that attackers who struck late Tuesday were suspected to be Fulani tribesmen, a mostly Muslim group which has been blamed for previous raids on the village.
Uwuk village, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) outside Plateau state capital Jos, belongs to the mainly Christian Berom ethnic group.
A sister of the slain woman told AFP that the attack happened about 10:00 pm (2100 GMT).
"I was in the next village when they called me to tell me that my sister had been killed. She, her husband and their three-year-old daughter were shot and stabbed in their rooms," she said.
If it's Christmas, then Muslims are slaughtering, oppressing or persecuting Christians. Every year like clockwork. The Muslim group, Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is sacrilege," is claiming responsibility for the latest series of firebombings and attacks.
Last year Christmas at Atlas: Jihad Christmas: Christmas Eve bombings in Nigeria kill 31 ...
The media calls these Islamic attacks "clashes." Defense against jihad is a "clash." Subjugated tools.
Fighting between a radical Muslim sect and Nigerian troops have left more than 60 people dead.Image 1 of 2Burnt roofing sheets litter the ground after a fire razed the Gombomru main market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri. Photo: REUTERS/Stringer
Several days of violence in the Nigeria's northeast has left churches bombed and people hiding in fear.
The country's authorities said at least 61 people have died in the violence.
The government has now ordered a dusk until dawn curfew in the Yobe state, where at least 50 people died, following attacks by the sect known as Boko Haram.
In Maiduguri, the capital of neighbouring Borno state, bombs reduced at least three churches to rubble and raised fears of further attacks by a group that claimed Christmas Eve bombings last year that killed dozens.
The fighting began Thursday in the two states, with gunfire and explosions heard into the night and the following day in an arid region that borders Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state, and the town of Potiskum bore the brunt of the violence.
In Damaturu, residents fled their homes near the city's central mosque ahead of a combined attack by soldiers and the federal police's feared Mobile Police, known as "kill-and-go" for their propensity for violence.
The paramilitary forces raided the area in armoured personnel carriers and tanks, with heavy gunfire marking their arrival.
"We were able to kill 12 of the Boko Haram armed sect and bombers," said local police commissioner Lawan Tanko.
He added that officers also recovered Kalashnikov rifles, ammunition and explosives.
There were fears that the death toll could rise to more than 100.
Authorities have blamed Boko Haram for firebombing at least three churches around the capital, attacks that killed one pastor and his young child.
This is just the latest in a series of bombings over the last year by Boko Haram.
The group, whose name means "Western education is sacrilege" in the local Hausa language, wants to implement strict Shariah law across a nation of more than 160 million people that is home to both Christians and Muslims.
Boko Haram claimed responsibility for an attack in Damaturu, Yobe state's capital, that killed more than 100 people in November.
The group also claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing of the UN headquarters in Nigeria's capital in August that killed 24 people and wounded 116 others.
While initially targeting enemies via hit-and-run assassinations from the back of motorbikes, violence by Boko Haram has developed a new sophistication and apparent planning that includes high-profile attacks with greater casualties.
The sect is responsible for at least 465 killings in Nigeria this year alone.
The problem is worldwide, and anyone who carries water for the most extreme and radical ideology on the face of the earth is an enemy and should treated as such.
This Chinese city is taking no chances, banning veils and beards. Morever, the devout who refuse "should be turned over to judicial departments."
If you recall, a number of Chinese Muslims, Uighurs, were among the first GITMO detainees released under the nonsensical catch and release program.
This may or may not work but it certainly does not address the stealth jihad, as coined and identified by Robert Spencer in his book, Stealth Jihad.
Chinese City Tries to Limit Religious Fervor By Banning Veils, Long Beards FOX News (hat tip Mark)
BEIJING – A city district in heavily Muslim western China is trying to tamp down religious fervor by prohibiting people from wearing veils, traditional Arab dress or growing long beards.
The notice from the Dunmaili district of Yining disappeared from the Yining government website Thursday afternoon. It was still available on a state-run news website, though the reason for the discrepancy was uncertain.
Yining is in the Xinjiang region that is home to the traditionally Muslim Uighur ethnic group. Many Uighurs resent Chinese rule and controls on their religion and culture and the region has occasionally seen violent unrest.
The notice said stubborn individuals who refused to give up their veils, Arab dress or long beards should be turned over to judicial departments.