Getbig Bodybuilding, Figure and Fitness Forums

Getbig Main Boards => Politics and Political Issues Board => Topic started by: Dos Equis on March 06, 2011, 12:20:01 PM



Title: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 06, 2011, 12:20:01 PM
Great decision.  There needs to be a dialogue.  The public needs to be educated. 

King to Press On With Hearings on Radical Islam Despite Protests in New York
Published March 06, 2011
FoxNews.com

WASHINGTON -- Radical Islam poses a threat to the United States as a whole, but is particularly dangerous to American Muslims who are targeted by terror groups, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday in defending upcoming hearings on radical Islam.

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., is facing a backlash, including Sunday protests in New York, over his decision to hold hearings on the threat of Islamic radicalization. King said he's surprised the American-Muslim community is not embracing his hearings because they are the ones most victimized when radical elements infiltrate their communities.

"I've said time and again the overwhelming [majority] of Muslims are good Americans, but the threat is coming from their community and we have to find out why, how it is being done and how to stop it," he told Fox News. "We have an absolute obligation to investigate that."

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to the House, said that while it's proper to investigate radicalization, he thinks it is wrong to single out a religious minority.

"If we're going to talk about gang violence, I don't think it's right to talk about, you know, only the Irish community and the Westies. I think we talk about gang violence. I think, if we're going to talk about organized crime, it's not right to just talk about the Russian community," Ellison said during a Sunday appearance with King on CNN's "State of the Union."

However, Ellison, who will be participating in the hearings, added that it makes sense to talk to the Muslim community about how to "meet the challenge of public security" to prevent people like Anwar al-Awlaki, the American cleric who fled to Yemen, from reaching his tentacles into American-Muslim communities.

"I think it makes sense to talk about the Internet, confronting ideology of people like Anwar al-Awlaki. I think where he's trying to exploit and misuse Islam, we should counter him with what Islam really does say. And so I do think that there is a place for that. I just think it doesn't make sense to narrow in on a discreet, insular group that has already been the target of a certain amount of discrimination," Ellison said.

King said that among the witnesses testifying at his hearing are family members of two men who were radicalized -- one was murdered and one committed an act of violence. He said they will discuss how the imams at the mosques they attended were involved and will offer "telltale indicators" so people can be aware of radicalization efforts within their surroundings.

"Also, we'll see from witnesses how often they are told not to cooperate with the FBI, not to cooperate with the police, and, somehow, a wall of silence builds up and that is part of why I'm holding the hearings," King told Fox News.

King added that while German officials are labeling the murder of two American airmen at an airport in German "radical Islam," the U.S. State and Homeland Security departments have refused to call it terrorism.

"It was terrorism, obviously, and should be called that," King said. "An American soldier who is defending our country was shot overseas by an Islamist and if that isn't terrorism, I don't know what is."

King added that he has a good working relationship with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, but he doesn't know why the Obama administration isn't labeling the murder terrorism even as the president's national security adviser is preparing to give a speech on the administration's approach to countering domestic radicalization.

"I think my position on the administration is not as far apart as some might think. I'm just carrying their position to the logical conclusion," he said.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/03/06/king-press-hearings-radical-islam-despite-protests-new-york/?test=latestnews


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: 240 is Back on March 06, 2011, 12:45:04 PM
There needs to be a dialogue. 

LOL!  Perhaps you've missed the last 10+ years of "dialogue" on radical islam. 

And they only react to "backlash" from a few irrelevant small powerless groups because they know ppl will donate $$$$.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 06, 2011, 01:07:26 PM
 ::)


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 06, 2011, 01:52:39 PM
Recently read "The Looming Tower:  Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11" by Lawrence Wright.  Outstanding book.  Traces the history of Al Qaeda and the events leading up to 9/11.  If you want to know more about the ideology behind these people, I highly recommend it.   

http://www.amazon.com/Looming-Tower-Qaeda-Road-Vintage/dp/1400030846/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1299444604&sr=1-1


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: 240 is Back on March 06, 2011, 03:29:57 PM
LOL if this was august 2001, I'd say sure, we are overlooking the problem.

But today?  LOL I think the topic is being covered.  Again, it's just a ploy to get donations.  "look, the libs don't want us to talk about it - but with your campaign donation - we CAN get this dialogue out there!"

hahahaha it's all about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on March 06, 2011, 03:44:54 PM
When does the spin stop w you? 


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: 240 is Back on March 06, 2011, 03:52:06 PM
When does the spin stop w you? 

we both know that i'd cap 5 terrorists, eat a ham sandwich, then cap ten more. 

you can hardly call me a sympathizer LOL... I'm all for tortuing and sinking the SOBs. 

But i see a lot of people in office like Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.....  holding hearings "to see if we're talking enough about radical islam".   He's on FOX news doing it.  he's appealing to his base.  Same way all the repubs in the house haven't touched creating new jobs, but they're on their 4th abortion bill since taking over in Jan. 

He's appealing to his base for donations.  It's that simple.  Of course there's a threat, and we're spending a shitload of $ to stop it - obama spending more than bush on the war on terror, correct?  ;)

So in this case, the guy is grandstanding for donations to his FOX viewer base.  Nothing more.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: George Whorewell on March 06, 2011, 04:43:26 PM
we both know that i'd cap 5 terrorists, eat a ham sandwich, then cap ten more. 

you can hardly call me a sympathizer LOL... I'm all for tortuing and sinking the SOBs. 

But i see a lot of people in office like Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.....  holding hearings "to see if we're talking enough about radical islam".   He's on FOX news doing it.  he's appealing to his base.  Same way all the repubs in the house haven't touched creating new jobs, but they're on their 4th abortion bill since taking over in Jan. 

He's appealing to his base for donations.  It's that simple.  Of course there's a threat, and we're spending a shitload of $ to stop it - obama spending more than bush on the war on terror, correct?  ;)

So in this case, the guy is grandstanding for donations to his FOX viewer base.  Nothing more.

You would do nothing of the sort. Your a spineless liberal coward with a small weiner who hates America.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: newmom on March 06, 2011, 04:46:03 PM
You would do nothing of the sort. Your a spineless liberal coward with a small weiner who hates America.

oh hello dur ding bat ;D. I see you still biting your tongue ;)


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: George Whorewell on March 06, 2011, 04:51:22 PM
oh hello dur ding bat ;D. I see you still biting your tongue ;)

Better to bite it than do other inappropriate things with it  ;)


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 06, 2011, 05:27:33 PM
lol.  You guys crack me up.   :)


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Fury on March 06, 2011, 05:48:58 PM
You would do nothing of the sort. Your a spineless liberal coward with a small weiner who hates America.

240 would tip his cowboy hat forward, narrow his gaze - the look of Satan himself on his face - as his favorite sex object (his right hand) creeps toward the .45 he keeps against his back while he mouthes the word "No" at the terrorists.

I think he'd do it. After all, his brother capped a dude. And he plays the guitar. That makes 240 hardcore.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: newmom on March 06, 2011, 06:05:30 PM
Better to bite it than do other inappropriate things with it  ;)

tsk tsk the things you say :o :o :o :o :o ;D


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: 240 is Back on March 06, 2011, 06:09:12 PM
240 would tip his cowboy hat forward, narrow his gaze - the look of Satan himself on his face - as his favorite sex object (his right hand) creeps toward the .45 he keeps against his back while he mouthes the word "No" at the terrorists.

I think he'd do it. After all, his brother capped a dude. And he plays the guitar. That makes 240 hardcore.


hahahahaha th'ats badass.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 13, 2011, 07:23:53 PM
Peter King says U.S. Muslims giving radicals a pass
SUNDAY, 13 MARCH 2011 08:01

If you ask New York Republican Peter King what he thinks about going to work every day, he'll tell you it's 9/11 and preventing another 9/11. "There were too many people I knew," he said.

King is determined to use his powerful post as House Homeland Security Committee chairman to hold a hearing on what he calls radicalization of Muslims in the United States.

The fact that he is singling out the Muslim-American community has ignited protests and anger against him, and accusations of bigotry. He has even been compared to Sen. Joseph McCarthy, who used a congressional gavel he wielded in the 1950s to go on a Communist witch hunt.

"I have no choice, I have to hold these hearings, these hearings are absolutely essential," said King. "There are elements in that community that are being radicalized, and I believe that the leadership, the leaders of that community, do not face up to that reality.”

King once had a close bond with leaders in the Muslim-American community. In the 1990s, he broke with fellow Republicans and backed President Bill Clinton's military efforts in the Balkans to defend Muslims there.

Though the Muslim community in his mostly blue-collar Long Island district is small, CNN reports King had close relationships with Muslim leaders — he even attended a ribbon-cutting at a local mosque.

The Pew Research Center estimates the Muslim population in America to be about 2.5 million. As research by Charles Kurzman, professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina points out, from 2001 to 2010, the total number of Muslim-American terrorism suspects and perpetrators rests at a mere 161 individuals (or 0.00006 percent). In 2010, there were actually more terrorist plots carried out by non-Muslims in the United States.

Yet according to the Washington Post, a Congressional Research Service report says there were 22 arrests of violent jihad suspects from May 2009 to November 2010, compared with 21 in the previous seven years.

In opening his congressional hearing on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reports King forcefully pushed back against critics who contend his inquiry demonizes an entire community and threatens national security.

"Today, we must be fully aware that homegrown radicalization is part of Al Qaeda's strategy to continue attacking the United States," King said. "Al Qaeda is actively targeting the American Muslim community for recruitment."

King cited the plots to bomb Times Square and the subways in New York, as well as the shootings in 2009 at Ft. Hood, Texas, among others, as examples.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), a Muslim, said that King was assigning "collective blame to a whole group" and was "stereotyping and scapegoating."

Hedieh Mirahmadi, a Muslim activist who works to promote moderate Islam, said she also saw the hearings as a chance for a useful dialogue that might reveal lessons for both Muslims and other Americans.

http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/nation/peter-king-says-us-muslims-giving-radicals-a-pass


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on March 13, 2011, 07:25:35 PM
King has been scoring kos all week.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 16, 2011, 05:07:19 PM
Little Backlash When Schumer Led Probe of U.S. Muslims
By Devlin Barrett

Democrats and other critics lined up to lambaste Rep. Peter King’s recent congressional hearing about the radicalization of Muslims in the U.S. The effort, they charged, was really an attempt by the Republican lawmaker to scapegoat a religious minority.

Lost amid the partisan bickering was the fact that King’s hearing mirrored a previous inquiry launched by New York’s most powerful Democrat in congress: Sen. Charles Schumer.

King and Schumer have worked closely on security matters for years, regardless of which party controlled Congress or the White House. In recent weeks, however, King’s focus on security has been more of a solo act. The Long Island Republican, who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, pushed forward with the hearing on Muslims despite vociferous complaints that it was unfair.

Democrats called it a witch hunt. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, who is Muslim, broke down in tears as he testified before King. When it was all over, King called it a productive hearing and said he would have another — probably on Islamic radicalization in U.S. prisons — in the coming months.

That is a topic that has been of keen interest to Schumer. Back in 2003, the New York Democrat led a congressional push for an investigation of what he said was a problem of Islamic radicals infiltrating U.S. prisons and the military.

Schumer pressed for — and got — a congressional hearing on the subject. He argued at the time that a thread of Islamic thought based in Saudi Arabia, called Wahhabism, was reaching dangerously deep into American institutions. Schumer wanted to look at two separate but related areas: the religious chaplains chosen to minister to members of the U.S. military, and the chaplains approved to serve the prison population.

“The Wahhabi presence in the United States is a foreboding one that has potentially harmful and far-reaching consequences for our nation’s mosques, schools, prisons and even our military,’’ Schumer said in testimony before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee at the time. “My worry is that by not heeding these signs, we are once again letting those who hate freedom recruit disciples in our country who may potentially do us harm.’’

The criticism of  Schumer’s inquiry was far more muted. While a few voices in the Muslim American community spoke out against the hearings, big forces like the Council on American-Islamic Relations stayed out of the fray.

Despite Schumer’s work on a similar issue, his fellow Democratic lawmakers, including some from his own state, angrily object to King’s hearings last week — even drawing comparisons to Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s infamous anti-communist crusade in the 1950s.

Rep. Yvette Clarke, a Brooklyn Democrat, compared last week’s hearing to a reality-television show and said she was appalled by the lack of substance. Radicalism, she argued, also exists in Christianity and Judaism, as well as Islam.

“I know because I represent all three faiths. To see us come to this day where we are pointing fingers at one another — I don’t see the benefit in it,’’ she said.

Through a spokesman, King declined to comment on the similarities between his radicalization hearings and the one where Schumer testified in 2004 2003.

Schumer said in a statement that times had changed since he explored those issues. “When we first raised this, imams were granted chaplain position with virtually no scrutiny. The system has made great strides since then,’’ the senator said.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has emerged as one of King’s biggest critics this time around. The group sees a big difference between him and Schumer, despite their similar hearings and concerns.

In 2009, King said that while the majority of Muslims in America are good people, “there’s also no doubt the Muslim leadership does not come forward, does not feel an obligation to cooperate with law enforcement.’’ Corey Saylor, CAIR’s national legislative director, pointed to that remark in arguing that King’s approach “is predicated on anti-Muslim comments and false allegations.’’

In other words, it’s not simply that King’s hearing on Muslim radicalization offended his critics. For those critics, King himself is viewed with a degree of suspicion that Schumer did not face.

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2011/03/16/when-schumer-led-probe-of-u-s-muslims/?mod=google_news_blog


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Fury on March 16, 2011, 05:09:39 PM
A leftist's probe of Islam = paying homage to IslamoNazi supremacism.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 17, 2011, 03:37:07 PM
Rep. Peter King to hold hearing on death of bin Laden
By: CNN's Rebecca Stewart

(CNN)-House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King will hold a hearing on how the death of Osama bin Laden impacts homeland security in one week, according to written statement on his website.

"The national conversation has revolved around details emerging from the killing of Bin Laden by U.S. Special Operations Forces," he said.

To build on that conversation, King pledged to examine the consequences and benefits resulting from the death of "al Qaeda's founder and top leader." Specifically, King will focus on "the security of our homeland" in the near and long-term.

The ten-term Republican congressman from New York also added a warning. King noted that the successful mission in Pakistan simultaneously represents a "victory in our war against al Qaeda" as well as "increased risk of retaliatory attacks against America."

He drew heavy criticism from the Muslim community in early March for holding hearings on the radicalization of Muslim Americans. Democratic Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to congress, gave emotional testimony during the hearing.

A list of invited witnesses includes two CNN analysts, Peter Bergen and Frances Townsend, and MSNBC terrorism analyst Evan F. Kohlman.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/17/rep-peter-king-to-hold-hearing-on-death-of-bin-laden/#more-159530


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 20, 2011, 11:26:41 AM
And to think some people have actually questioned whether terrorism is a threat.   :-\

Al Qaeda Considered Targeting Oil Tankers
Published May 20, 2011
FoxNews.com

Al Qaeda was looking at ways last year to target oil tankers at sea in order to hurt Western economies, the U.S. government said in an intelligence update to local officials.

The information apparently came from the trove of files in Usama bin Laden's Pakistan compound.

There is no intelligence pointing to a specific plot or threat, and so far the Obama administration does not plan to issue a special alert. Department of Homeland Security spokesman Matthew Chandler said the U.S. remains at a "heightened state of vigilance," and continues to conduct random screenings and monitor information "pertaining to threats against the maritime and energy sectors."

"We are not aware of indications of any specific or imminent terrorist attack plotting against the oil and natural gas sector overseas or in the United States. However, in 2010 there was continuing interest by members of Al Qaeda in targeting oil tankers and commercial oil infrastructure at sea," Chandler said in a statement.

He said it is "unclear" whether Al Qaeda conducted any more planning regarding such targets since mid-2010. He said DHS and FBI sent out the intelligence note to "provide greater insights into Al Qaeda's interest in targeting oil and natural gas infrastructure."

In the confidential warning obtained by The Associated Press, the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said that Al Qaeda sought information on the size and construction of oil tankers, and determined that blowing them up from the inside would be easiest due to the strength of their hulls. Al Qaeda recommended test runs of the plot.

The government warning went to federal, state and local law enforcement and companies in the oil and gas industries.

In 2007, the Japanese tanker the Golden Nori was hijacked carrying 40,000 tons of benzene. Initially, American intelligence agents worried terrorists from Somalia's Islamic extremist insurgency could be involved, and might try to crash the boat into an offshore oil platform or use it as a gigantic bomb in a Middle Eastern port. When the Japanese vessel was towed back into Somali waters and ransom demanded, the coalition was relieved to realize it was a pirate attack.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/05/20/al-qaeda-considered-targeting-oil-tankers/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Roger Bacon on May 20, 2011, 02:02:01 PM
he's appealing to his base.  Same way all the repubs in the house haven't touched creating new jobs, but they're on their 4th abortion bill since taking over in Jan. 

He's appealing to his base for donations.  It's that simple.  Of course there's a threat, and we're spending a shitload of $ to stop it - obama spending more than bush on the war on terror, correct?  ;)

So in this case, the guy is grandstanding for donations to his FOX viewer base.  Nothing more.

GOOD POST


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 20, 2011, 05:04:32 PM
Interesting site:  http://www.radicalislam.org/

An excerpt:

Radical Islam is not merely an extreme version of Islam. Rather, it is a cultural-social ideology dominating all aspects of life. Like many violent totalitarian movements, its primary objective is to dominate all those within its reach and suppress all other ideologies, movements, and beliefs in its path.

In short, Radical Islam is dedicated to the conquest of the world, by any means possible.

Radical Islam draws on widely accepted Islamic religious philosophy and customs. However the movement also draws heavily on dangerous ideas that negate basic human rights and freedoms of expression.

Not all Muslims are radical, and not all Muslims are politically motivated. In fact, most are not. However, when Muslims adopt a politically motivated, radical ideology, the whole world is at risk.

Radical Islam's arsenal is diverse and dangerous. Terrorism is only one of the tactics used by radicals, with new tactics arising everyday. Some are more subtle such as the use of textbooks, while others are outright violent, such as terrorizing those who embrace freedom of speech.

The picture is chilling. We are at a crucial juncture. We can continue in this way, hoping for change, but we must know that by doing so, we risk losing the freedoms for which we have fought so hard.

Or, we can get involved and stop Radical Islam's march on our civilization. We urge you to inform yourselves, speak up and get active.

http://www.radicalislam.org/section/understanding-radical-islam


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 20, 2011, 05:09:00 PM
 :-[

EXCLUSIVE: New Details Emerge of Radical Imam's Lunch at the Pentagon

(http://nation.foxnews.com/sites/nation.foxnews.com/files/imagecache/dv1/Anwar.jpg)
With the recent death of Usama bin Laden, the life of another Al Qaeda-linked radical Muslim cleric is taking on greater significance, and documents obtained exclusively by Fox News and its Specials Unit shed new light on his stint as a guest speaker at the Pentagon just months after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, the first American on the CIA's kill or capture list, is still considered a grave threat to U.S. national security. He now is hiding out in Yemen, where earlier this month a U.S. missile attack tried to kill him and his followers.

The scene was much different on February 5, 2002, when the radical imam was invited to and attended the Pentagon event.

Fox News obtained new documents through a Freedom of Information Act request as part of a year-long investigation called "Fox News Reporting: Secrets of 9/11." An internal Department of Defense email that announced the event with Awlaki also laid out other details, like a proposed menu including pork, which is prohibited for Muslims. The email states "the chef will create something special for vegetarians."

The documents show that more than 70 people were copied on the invitation, which originated in the Defense Department's Office of the General Counsel. It is home to the Pentagon's top lawyer.

"I have reserved one of the executive dining rooms for February 5th, which is the date he (Awlaki) preferred," a defense department lawyer wrote in the e-mail announcing the event.

"He (Awlaki) will be leaving for an extensive period of time on February 11th."

The e-mail states that New Mexico born al-Awlaki was the featured guest speaker on "Islam and Middle Eastern Politics and Culture."

http://nation.foxnews.com/anwar-al-awlaki/2011/05/19/exclusive-new-details-emerge-radical-imams-lunch-pentagon


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 20, 2011, 05:10:13 PM
 ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOQt_mP6Pgg


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on May 20, 2011, 05:10:28 PM
Why we try to reach out to these scum is beyond me.  


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Roger Bacon on May 20, 2011, 07:39:02 PM
Radical Christianity was behind the deaths of 92,003 innocent Iraqi Civilians

(http://nobeliefs.com/ReligiousWar/GeorgeBushPraying.jpg)


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 20, 2011, 08:29:02 PM
Why we try to reach out to these scum is beyond me.  

It's not we.  It's primarily the Appeaser in Chief. 


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 21, 2011, 09:35:27 AM
What Happened on AA Flight 1561

If you listen to the passengers and crew who flew on American Airlines Flight 1561 last weekend, there's no doubt about what happened on their harrowing trip: A Yemeni man shrieking "Allahu akbar!" at the top of his lungs more than 30 times rushed the cockpit door twice intending to take down the plane and kill everyone on board.

The clammy, sweaty lone male passenger exhibited classic symptoms of what Middle East scholar and author Daniel Pipes has dubbed "Sudden Jihad Syndrome" — a seemingly random outbreak of threatening behavior or violence by a hysterical Muslim adherent who had not previously exhibited signs of Islamic radicalization. It took at least four men to tackle and restrain Rageh Ahmed Mohammed al-Murisi. "There was no question in everybody's mind that he was going to do something," passenger Angelina Marty told the San Francisco Chronicle.

And no, that "something" did not mean enlisting his fellow flyers in a midair flash mob performance of the "Hallelujah Chorus."

Not everyone was so grounded in reality. Bleeding-heart sympathizers seriously speculated that al-Murisi had simply mistaken clearly marked lavatory doors for the clearly marked cockpit door (because, you know, it's normal to shout "God is great" repeatedly just before relieving yourself as your plane is about to land). Some federal authorities and media whitewashers proclaimed that al-Murisi's motives were "unknown."

If only al-Murisi had been screaming phrases from the Constitution. The Selective Motive Determination Machine — the same one that rushed to pin the Tucson massacre on the Tea Party, the GOP and Fox News without a shred of evidence — would have kicked in to full gear.

On Wednesday, a San Francisco judge denied al-Murisi bail. Unburdened by the paralyzing prissiness of political correctness, federal prosecutors noted that "Allahu akbar" was the same refrain invoked by the 9/11 hijackers over Shanksville, Pa., and by the would-be Christmas Day bomber over Detroit.
Not to mention Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan, the Frankfurt, Germany, jihadist who killed two U.S. airmen on a bus in March, the young Portland, Ore., Christmas tree lighting bomb plotter, every last suicide bomber across Europe, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East, and every last evil al-Qaida beheader broadcast on video over the past decade.

So how, despite a massive transportation and homeland security apparatus, did al-Murisi get into this country and get on a plane? He had no keys, no luggage, $47 cash, two curious posted checks totaling $13,000, and a trove of expired and current state IDs from New York and California — where relatives said he had not notified them that he was coming. He is young, male, brought no family with him, had no job or other discernible income, and hails from the terror-coddling nation of Yemen. Yes, the same Yemen that is Osama bin Laden's ancestral home, harbors al-Qaida operatives who are burning the "torch of jihad," and is deemed a "special interest country" whose citizens warrant increased scrutiny by DHS when they cross the border illegally.

As I reported last month, a federal watchdog revealed that TSA's counterterrorism specialists failed to detect 16 separate jihad operatives who moved through target airports "on at least 23 different occasions." Neutered by Islamophobia-phobia and an "overtime over security" mentality, our State Department consular offices' and airline security bureaucracy's stance toward the al-Murisis slipping through their snaking lines is:

Nothing to see here; move along.

At least the heroes of Flight 1561 who refused to sit silent learned the proper 9/11 lesson. "I swore to myself that I would never be a victim" after the 2001 attacks, passenger Larry Wright, one of the men who brought al-Murisi down, told reporters earlier this week. The only effective homeland security begins and ends with a culture of self-defense. Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, there are no "see no jihad, hear no jihad, speak no jihad" delusionists on airplanes with Allahu akbar-chanting flyers beating down doors.

http://www.creators.com/opinion/michelle-malkin/what-happened-on-aa-flight-1561.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Fury on May 21, 2011, 09:36:35 AM
What Happened on AA Flight 1561

If you listen to the passengers and crew who flew on American Airlines Flight 1561 last weekend, there's no doubt about what happened on their harrowing trip: A Yemeni man shrieking "Allahu akbar!" at the top of his lungs more than 30 times rushed the cockpit door twice intending to take down the plane and kill everyone on board.

The clammy, sweaty lone male passenger exhibited classic symptoms of what Middle East scholar and author Daniel Pipes has dubbed "Sudden Jihad Syndrome" — a seemingly random outbreak of threatening behavior or violence by a hysterical Muslim adherent who had not previously exhibited signs of Islamic radicalization. It took at least four men to tackle and restrain Rageh Ahmed Mohammed al-Murisi. "There was no question in everybody's mind that he was going to do something," passenger Angelina Marty told the San Francisco Chronicle.

And no, that "something" did not mean enlisting his fellow flyers in a midair flash mob performance of the "Hallelujah Chorus."

Not everyone was so grounded in reality. Bleeding-heart sympathizers seriously speculated that al-Murisi had simply mistaken clearly marked lavatory doors for the clearly marked cockpit door (because, you know, it's normal to shout "God is great" repeatedly just before relieving yourself as your plane is about to land). Some federal authorities and media whitewashers proclaimed that al-Murisi's motives were "unknown."

If only al-Murisi had been screaming phrases from the Constitution. The Selective Motive Determination Machine — the same one that rushed to pin the Tucson massacre on the Tea Party, the GOP and Fox News without a shred of evidence — would have kicked in to full gear.

On Wednesday, a San Francisco judge denied al-Murisi bail. Unburdened by the paralyzing prissiness of political correctness, federal prosecutors noted that "Allahu akbar" was the same refrain invoked by the 9/11 hijackers over Shanksville, Pa., and by the would-be Christmas Day bomber over Detroit.
Not to mention Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan, the Frankfurt, Germany, jihadist who killed two U.S. airmen on a bus in March, the young Portland, Ore., Christmas tree lighting bomb plotter, every last suicide bomber across Europe, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East, and every last evil al-Qaida beheader broadcast on video over the past decade.

So how, despite a massive transportation and homeland security apparatus, did al-Murisi get into this country and get on a plane? He had no keys, no luggage, $47 cash, two curious posted checks totaling $13,000, and a trove of expired and current state IDs from New York and California — where relatives said he had not notified them that he was coming. He is young, male, brought no family with him, had no job or other discernible income, and hails from the terror-coddling nation of Yemen. Yes, the same Yemen that is Osama bin Laden's ancestral home, harbors al-Qaida operatives who are burning the "torch of jihad," and is deemed a "special interest country" whose citizens warrant increased scrutiny by DHS when they cross the border illegally.

As I reported last month, a federal watchdog revealed that TSA's counterterrorism specialists failed to detect 16 separate jihad operatives who moved through target airports "on at least 23 different occasions." Neutered by Islamophobia-phobia and an "overtime over security" mentality, our State Department consular offices' and airline security bureaucracy's stance toward the al-Murisis slipping through their snaking lines is:

Nothing to see here; move along.

At least the heroes of Flight 1561 who refused to sit silent learned the proper 9/11 lesson. "I swore to myself that I would never be a victim" after the 2001 attacks, passenger Larry Wright, one of the men who brought al-Murisi down, told reporters earlier this week. The only effective homeland security begins and ends with a culture of self-defense. Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, there are no "see no jihad, hear no jihad, speak no jihad" delusionists on airplanes with Allahu akbar-chanting flyers beating down doors.

http://www.creators.com/opinion/michelle-malkin/what-happened-on-aa-flight-1561.html

Buried by the MSM like every other incident involving this intolerant, fanatical, violent totalitarian ideology.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 23, 2011, 11:37:43 AM
WikiLeaks papers reveal Guantanamo detainees' talk of post-9/11 plots
From Jennifer Rizzo, CNN
May 12, 2011

Washington (CNN) -- In the latest WikiLeaks dump of classified government documents, hundreds of risk-assessment files on Guantanamo Bay detainees tell a "he said, he said" story of terror plots considered and potentially planned as a follow-up to the 9/11 attacks.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who calls himself the mastermind of the attacks in which planes crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, seemed to be busy conjuring up many plots before his capture, according to the documents. Telling interrogators that al Qaeda had planned to create a "nuclear hell storm," Mohammed gave up a chilling laundry list of attacks in the works.

Immediately after 9/11, he said, he began to plot an attack on Heathrow Airport in London. According to the documents, he told interrogators there were two primary cells for the attack, one based in the United Kingdom tasked with obtaining pilot training from a commercial flight school in Kenya, and another in Saudi Arabia, assigned to identify people willing to martyr themselves in the attack.

In late 2001, Mohammed was hatching a plan to hijack a commercial airplane and have it flown into the "tallest building in California," according to the documents, most of which were released by WikiLeaks on April 24. He planned using at least two shoe bombs to gain access to the cockpit, the documents say.

Officials: Bin Laden grew complacent

Then in April 2002, the documents say, Mohammed thought about hijacking cargo planes and simultaneously flying them into several airport terminals across the United States. He asked al Qaeda operative Iyman Faris for help, telling him to study ways of entering cargo areas of airports.

Faris also was crucial to Mohammed's plan to destroy the Brooklyn Bridge by cutting the suspension cables, according to the documents.

The video game Sega also played a role in Mohammed's plans. The documents say he discussed the use of Sega game cartridges as remote-controlled firing devices. The devices were found during a raid on Karachi in September 2002, according to the documents.

The CIA and FBI headquarters, nuclear power plants in the United States, and the tallest buildings in Washington state also made Mohammed's potential target list.

Information gathered by the intelligence community on potential terror plots was passed on to authorities, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told CNN.

"It was never exact. That's not how intelligence information is delivered. Sometimes there's contradictions, sometimes it's confusing. But there was information indicating that there was a plot against a bridge in the Godzilla movie," Kelly said.

The New York Police Department took that reference to mean the Brooklyn Bridge and devoted additional resources to securing the span, including assigning police officers and police cars to the entrances. Kelly said the department also assigned a police boat to observe the bridge from the water and sent helicopters to do flyovers.

Al Qaeda abandoned the plan, calling the weather "too hot," meaning there was too much security on the bridge for the plan to go forward. But Kelly said the plan to cut the cables, using special blowtorches, could have been implemented if an attacker had gotten into a security room where the cables are anchored.

Gates: SEALs concerned for their safety

"If you got into that room you'd be able to, in my judgment, you'd be able to cut the cables (and) not be seen by the public, not be seen by the traffic passing on the bridge," Kelly said. "So, yeah, it would have been feasible to do it and (is) still potentially feasible."

Mohammed wasn't the only busy plotter, apparently. The risk assessment documents released by WikiLeaks highlight many other detainee schemes.

"I'm glad that the American people are starting to learn how many of these we had to deal with and how many we were facing. I think it's a good thing," CNN National Security Contributor Fran Townsend said. She was homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush.

In early 2002, according to the documents, detainee Abu Zubaydah worked with Mohammed to send Binyam Ahmed Muhammad and Jose Padilla to Chicago, where the two were to create a natural gas explosion. Muhammad and Padilla, both of whom were apprehended, planned to rent two apartments in high-rise buildings that used natural gas for cooking and heating, and then create an explosion that would bring the buildings down.

U.S. grills 'hostile' bin Laden wives

Documents also show that a talk about the role of jet fuel in the collapse of the Twin Towers between Mohammed and eventual detainee Majid Khan sparked another plot to blow up gas stations. With the help of two to three African-American Muslim converts, Khan planned to break into the huge underground fuel tanks and plant an explosive inside.

The gas-station plot, as well as plans to target suspension bridges, were revealed in 2003 to news media by sources familiar with the questioning of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

In another plot, Saifullah Paracha discussed using his textile business as a cover to smuggle explosives and chemical agents into the United States. He told Mohammed that shipping ready-made explosives and chemical agents hidden amid children's and women's clothing would go undetected by port authorities searching containers.

Homeland Security officials say this revelation led to beefed-up port security. Paracha was arrested in Pakistan in 2003.

Townsend, however, cautions that not all the plots divulged in the interrogation rooms were credible.

"That's part of the problem with the WikiLeaks dump of documents. Many of the things that are dumped out there are things that the intelligence community and law enforcement looked at and dismissed as not credible," she said. "Not all of it just because it was written down are things that were actually believed."

One detainee, Bashir Lap, expressed his desire to marry four wives and have 12 children with each wife to create his own jihad army, for example.

"As ridiculous as some of these sound, you realize you have to step back, you need technical experts to explain to you is this possible, if it's possible how likely is it to be successful, and what would it require on our enemies' part to carry such an attack off successfully," Townsend said.

The documents also show Khalid Sheikh Mohammed expressed displeasure with convicted shoe bomber Richard Reid's unsuccessful attempt to blow up an airplane in flight. Mohammed called Reid "irresponsible," saying he told him to shave his beard prior to boarding the airplane and to detonate the shoe bomb inside the airplane bathroom. Reid did neither.

And in the category of failed plots, the documents say the self-proclaimed enemy of the United States noted that because he did not hit the White House during September 11 attacks, as he planned, he would "somehow try to attack the White House again one day, due to its symbolic value to America."

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/05/12/wikileaks.plots/index.html?iref=obnetwork


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 04, 2011, 04:01:19 PM
Al Qaeda Urges American Muslims to Buy Guns for Terror Attacks
Published June 04, 2011
FoxNews.com

Al Qaeda has released a video urging Muslims who live in the U.S. to take advantage of the easy access to firearms and buy guns to kill Americans.

In the two-hour video released Friday, Adam Gadahn, an American-born spokesman for the terror network, cited America as an example where Muslims in the West have tools at their disposal for a holy war against "the enemies of Islam."

"America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms," said Gadahn, who is known as Azzam al-Amriki. "You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle without a background check and most likely without having to show an identification card.

"So what are you waiting for?" he asked in a matter-of-fact tone.

The extended video reportedly shows the logos of Exxon, Merrily Lynch and Bank of America. Gadahn seeks to assure would-be terrorists that striking these targets isn't difficult.

"Getting to these criminals isn't as hard as you might think," he said. "I mean, we've seen how a woman knocked the Pope to the floor during Christmas mass, and how Italian leader Berlusconi's face was smashed during a public appearance. So it's just a matter of entrusting the matter to Allah and choosing the right place, the right time and the right method."

The video comes one month after Navy SEALs shot and killed Usama bin Laden in Pakistan.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/04/al-qaeda-urges-american-muslims-to-buy-guns-for-terror-attacks/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 08, 2011, 06:27:33 PM
This is the next guy that needs a bullet in the brain.

Key al Qaeda operative praises bin Laden in new video
By the CNN Wire Staff
June 8, 2011

(CNN) -- A new video message was released Wednesday from key al Qaeda figure Ayman al-Zawahiri, the man who was once second in command of the organization under Osama bin Laden.

The message is the first released from al-Zawahiri since bin Laden was killed in Pakistan by U.S. Navy SEALs at the beginning of May.

The nearly half-hour video, displayed on several radical Islamist websites, includes a poem eulogizing bin Laden. Al-Zawahiri says in the video that the former al Qaeda leader "went to his God martyred because he said no to America."

Al-Zawahiri questions the U.S. assertion that bin Laden was buried at sea in strict accordance with Islamic tradition.

"What kind of Islam are they talking about?" he asks. "Is it America's Islam or the Islam version of (President Barack) Obama who sold off his father's faith?"

Al-Zawahiri also criticizes the "treacherous" Pakistani government, and warns that America is "not facing individuals or groups, but an entire (Islamic nation that) rose from the ashes in a Jihadi awakening to face its oppressors."

He calls the political uprisings sweeping the Middle East and North Africa -- the so-called Arab Spring -- a "catastrophe" for the United States.

Obama, in contrast, has characterized the uprisings a rebuttal of an extreme al Qaeda ideology.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/06/08/zawahiri.video/index.html?hpt=hp_t1


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on June 12, 2011, 06:03:53 AM
Police 'covered up' violent campaign to turn London area 'Islamic'
www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | June 12, 2011 | Andrew Gilligan
Posted on June 12, 2011 9:05:18 AM EDT by lowbridge

Victims say that officers in the borough of Tower Hamlets have ignored or downplayed outbreaks of hate crime, and suppressed evidence implicating Muslims in them, because they fear being accused of racism.

The claims come as four Tower Hamlets Muslims were jailed for at least 19 years for attacking a local white teacher who gave religious studies lessons to Muslim girls.

The Sunday Telegraph has uncovered more than a dozen other cases in Tower Hamlets where both Muslims and non-Muslims have been threatened or beaten for behaviour deemed to breach fundamentalist “Islamic norms.”

One victim, Mohammed Monzur Rahman, said he was left partially blind and with a dislocated shoulder after being attacked by a mob in Cannon Street Road, Shadwell, for smoking during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan last year.

“Two guys stopped me in the street and asked me why I was smoking,” he said. “I just carried on, and before I knew another dozen guys came and jumped me. The next thing I knew, I was waking up in hospital.”

“He reported it to the police and they just said they couldn’t track anyone down and there were no witnesses,” said Ansar Ahmed Ullah, a local anti-extremism campaigner who has advised Mr Rahman. “But there is CCTV in that street and it is lined with shops and people.”

-snip

One teacher at the Bigland Green primary school, Nicholas Kafouris, last year took the council to an employment tribunal, saying he was forced out of his job for complaining that Muslim pupils were engaging in racist and anti-Semitic bullying and saying they supported terrorism.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on June 12, 2011, 06:15:33 AM
Punjab: acquittal for 70 Muslim extremists on trial for the Gojra massacre
AsiaNews.it ^ | 06/11/2011 | Jibran Khan
Posted on June 11, 2011 8:36:54 PM EDT by blueyon

In August 2009, ten people died, eight burnt alive. Four churches were destroyed. Threats against Christian witnesses force them to flee to avoid further violence. Muslim leader says Christians “deserve” to be murdered. Catholic priest wonders whether minorities will ever have justice.

Lahore (AsiaNews) – Pakistan’s fundamentalists are rejoicing following the acquittal verdict. The country’s Christian minority is “under shock” because, this time as well, the massacre of innocent victims done in the name of the infamous blasphemy law will go unpunished. The justice system also shows its powerlessness vis-à-vis extremists who can carry out heinous crimes with total impunity, whilst the government remains silent. Meanwhile, a Muslim religious leader publicly says that Christians “deserve” to be murdered.

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court acquitted 70 people who, in various roles, were involved in the Gojra massacre of August 2009 (see Fareed Khan, “Eight Christians burned alive in Punjab,” in AsiaNews, 2 August 2009). The anti-Christian violence broke out following blasphemy allegations. During a wedding, a group of Christians supposedly burnt pages of the Qur‘an, a pretext used to strike at the religious minority.

During the attack by hundreds of extremists (brought in by bus and trucks), ten people died, eight burnt alive. Four churches and various homes were also set on fire.

Following the Gojra attack, instead of arresting the culprits, police, twisting the facts, took into custody a number of Christians for attacking the “other group”. The unjustly jailed Christians were eventually released but after several months.

According to the court, the acquittal last Tuesday was due to the absence of Christian witnesses in the courtroom and the lack of evidence against the accused.

(Excerpt) Read more at asianews.it ...


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 12, 2011, 09:48:02 PM
Second hearing on American Muslims scheduled
By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor

Congress will hold a second hearing on “radicalization of the Muslim-American community,” next week, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King announced on Thursday night.

King’s first hearing on American Muslims, in March, sparked international controversy and attracted huge attention by the news media.

King, a New York Republican, said next Wednesday's hearing will focus on what he called “the threat of Muslim-American radicalization in U.S. prisons.”

“At this hearing, we will look specifically at the extent of the dangerous problem of radicalization in U.S. prisons,” King said in a statement Thursday. “We have seen cases in which inmates have been radicalized at the hands of already locked-up terrorists or by extremist imam chaplains.”

“We will focus on a number of the serious cases in which radicalized current and former inmates have planned and launched attacks or attempted to join overseas Islamic terrorist organizations,” King’s statement said.

King’s March hearing was condemned by many Muslim and civil rights groups, which alleged the congressman was unfairly singling out one religion and which urged him to look at the issue of domestic terrorism more broadly.

But King and others said a rise in domestic terrorism at the hands of Islamic radicals necessitated the hearings.

King did not release a list of witnesses for the hearing but said it would include U.S. and international experts.

“This radicalization hearing, like the one in March, will be a deliberate and thoughtful examination of an issue that is too important for our security to ignore,” King’s statement said.

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/10/second-hearing-on-american-muslims-scheduled/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 15, 2011, 11:57:12 AM
Law Enforcement Officials at King Hearing Claim Radical Islam Infiltrating U.S. Prisons
Published June 15, 2011
FoxNews.com

A former New York prisons official testified Wednesday that radical Muslims have made "sustained efforts" to indoctrinate inmates in America, at the second hearing on Islamic radicalization held by Rep. Peter King.

The first round of King's hearings on domestic threats in March drew passionate protests, and the hearing Wednesday on radicalization in U.S. prisons drew similar objections. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, said at the opening of the hearing that the threat of terrorism from U.S. converts in prison is "small."

"There are other threats to be concerned about," Thompson said.

But law enforcement officials called to testify disagreed.

Patrick Dunleavy, a retired official in the New York State Department of Correctional Services, said radical Muslims have been trying to convert U.S. inmates to their cause for decades.

"Despite appearances, prison walls are porous," he said. "Individuals and groups that subscribe to radical Islamic ideology have made sustained efforts to target inmates for indoctrination."

Kevin Smith, former federal prosecutor in California, cited the case of Kevin James and Levar Washington, who pleaded guilty in 2007 to "conspiracy to levy war against the United States through terrorism."

Smith called it a "seditious conspiracy" hatched inside California's prison system.

Michael Downing, a top official in the Los Angeles Police Department, described the conversions as a "phenomena of low volume," but one that holds "high consequence" considering the sheer size of the U.S. prison population.

"We do have a problem," he said. "Prisons are communities at risk." 

King, R-N.Y., claims the prisons are a hotbed of radical conversion, but that he's not targeting Muslims.

"What I'm targeting is violent terrorists and extremists, and ... the fact is that Al Qaeda itself has said it will recruit within the Muslim-American community. That's the reality," he told Fox News.

Members of several New York organizations that protested the first hearings were back for the second round, saying the hearings play on stereotypes of both Muslims and prisoners. A coalition of civil rights, religious and interfaith groups met on New York's Long Island Tuesday.

The protesters included an imam who works as a chaplain in a county jail on Long Island. He says he has seen no evidence of terrorist recruitment at the jail.

"If we found anyone in our community committing an act of terrorism, by the time the police got there the matter would be settled and there would be one less terrorist," he said.

Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, there have been at least four cases of American Muslims being radicalized in prison.

Bert Useem, a professor at Purdue University, pointed to the relatively low number of confirmed cases in claiming Wednesday that the threat of prison radicalization is relatively low.

"Prisons have not served as a major source of Jihad radicalization," Useem said.

King said that the Obama administration has been working with him to address the issue, noting that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is setting up a task force to look into radicalization in the prisons.

King said the next hearing after Wednesday's will likely be held in late July and will focus on reports of Americans joining Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a Yemen-based offshoot of Al Qaeda that has been linked to attempted attacks on U.S. targets, including the foiled Christmas 2009 bombing of an airliner over Detroit and explosives-laden parcels found on cargo flights last year.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/15/law-enforcement-officials-claim-radical-islam-infiltrating-us-prisons/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on July 06, 2011, 12:32:39 PM
 :-\

US: Terrorists look to implant bombs in humans
By Eileen Sullivan
Associated Press
POSTED: 05:38 a.m. HST, Jul 06, 2011

WASHINGTON >> The U.S. government has warned domestic and international airlines that some terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into humans to carry out attacks, The Associated Press has learned.

There is no intelligence pointing to a specific plot, but the U.S. shared its concerns last week with executives at domestic and international carriers.

People traveling to the U.S. from overseas may experience additional screening at airports because of the threat, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

"These measures are designed to be unpredictable, so passengers should not expect to see the same activity at every international airport," TSA spokesman Nick Kimball said. "Measures may include interaction with passengers, in addition to the use of other screening methods such as pat-downs and the use of enhanced tools and technologies."

Placing explosives and explosive components inside humans to hide bombs and evade security measures is not a new idea. But there is new intelligence pointing to a fresh interest in using this tactic, a U.S. security official told the AP. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive security information.

When the U.S. government receives information suggesting terror tactics that could threaten commercial aviation, the TSA alerts companies domestically and abroad. Last December, the U.S. received intelligence that al-Qaida's Yemen branch was considering hiding explosives inside insulated beverage containers to carry them on airplanes. That warning was shared with domestic and foreign airlines so that security could be on the lookout, even though there was no specific plot.

Airport security has increased markedly since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. But terrorists remain interested in attacking aviation and continue to adapt to the new security measures by trying to develop ways to circumvent them.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/125080014.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on July 06, 2011, 12:41:37 PM
WE ALREADY HAVE THEM - THET ARE CALLED ANCHOR BABIES!


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on July 27, 2011, 12:41:11 PM
July 27, 2011
Lawmaker: 40 Americans join terrorists in Somalia

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Homeland Security committee says more than 40 Americans have been recruited and radicalized by al-Qaida-linked terrorists in Somalia and have gone to the war-torn country to fight.

U.S. counterterrorism officials have not confirmed the high numbers of Americans joining the Somali terror organization, al-Shabab. The government has said at least 21 Americans are believed to have traveled to Somalia to join the terror group, which began as a push to expel Ethiopian soldiers. Al-Shabab has expanded focus over the years, and it has aligned itself with other anti-Western terror groups.

New York Republican Rep. Peter King's findings are based on his committee's investigation into the threat, which he plans to address Wednesday during his third hearing on Muslim radicalization in the U.S.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/07/27/ap/congress/main20083960.shtml


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on August 20, 2011, 04:59:12 PM
Anti-war coffee shop targeting U.S. military
Fort Hood cafe tied to slew of prominent radicals
Posted: August 19, 2011
By Aaron Klein
© 2011 WND

How about some anti-war activism to flavor your coffee?

A slew of radicals are behind Under the Hood, a coffee shop near the Fort Hood, Texas, Army base that is a central site of anti-war activities targeting enlisted soldiers.

Under the Hood opened its doors in 2009. It hosts the Fort Hood chapter of the Iraq Veterans Against the War organization, or IVAW, one of the nation's largest anti-war groups.

As WND recently reported, IVAW aided in the petition for conscientious objector status of Pfc. Naser Abdo, the Muslim soldier arrested earlier this month after reportedly admitting he planned a terror attack on Fort Hood soldiers.

Find out what's planned for your neighborhood, in "Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America"

More than a year after the Fort Hood shooting massacre by Muslim U.S. Army major Nidal Malik Hasan, Abdo was caught with a bomb in a backpack and weapons stashed in a motel room meant for another attack at the base.

Abdo was eventually granted conscientious objector status after he wrote in an application that he was conflicted about "whether going to war was the right thing to do Islamically."

Besides aiding in Abdo's petition against being deployed, IVAW featured the volunteer recruit in its newsletter, branding him a "Muslim peacemaker."

IVAW holds many of their events at the Under the Hood café.

In May, the anti-war coffee house, together with IVAW, staged a march to the reception desk of Fort Hood's commander, Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr., purportedly to demand better mental health services for soldiers.

A joint Under the Hood and IVAW barbeque last year was replete with anti-war activists, including one photographed carrying a sign that read "We support our troops when they disobey their officers."

In 2009, after Hassan killed 13 people at Fort Hood, Under the Hood and IVAW released a joint statement implying such acts were the result of "eight years of senseless wars" which have "taken a huge toll on our troops and their families."

"As upset as we are about this incident, this shooting does not come as a shock," read the statement on the Islamic shooting.

"It's time to admit that the wars in southwest Asia are in no one's best interests. Bring the troops home now!"

Anti-war activism

Under The Hood says it provides support services for soldiers, including referrals for counseling, legal advice and information on so-called GI rights.

The section on the Under the Hood cafe's website for GI rights forwards to a "GI Rights Hotline," which says it is a "a consortium of more than twenty non-governmental, non-profit organizations located in more than fifteen states and in Germany."

That list of organizations includes the Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild; Quaker House, another anti-war cafe and the War Resisters League.

The National Lawyers Guild has a long history of defending communists and Weather Underground members.

Under the Hood is blunt about its political activism, stating outright on its website the cafe is an "anti-war" establishment.

This weekend, the cafe is screening "Grounds for Resistance," a documentary about the "Coffee Strong" cafe, another anti-war coffee shop located outside the Fort Lewis, Wash., Army base.

Coffee Strong's advisory board includes Noam Chomsky; Eva Golinger, an advisor to Venezuela President Hugo Chavez; and Antonia Juhasz, associate fellow with the Marxist-oriented Institute for Policy.

Radical-founded

Under the Hood describes itself as being part of the tradition of The Oleo Strut, a famous anti-war GI coffee house during the Vietnam War.

Under the Hood was founded in 2009 by Cindy Thomas, a member of the radical anti-war group Code Pink.

A Code Pink alert states, "Iraq Veterans Against the War, CODEPINK, and numerous other peace groups in Central Texas have helped to make Under the Hood a reality."

Thomas herself noted that through Code Pink she became involved with Iraq Veterans Against the War, where she says she was contacted by a longtime activist who had been at The Oleo Strut during the Vietnam days.

The activist "wanted to offer his fundraising abilities to help start a similar coffeehouse for Iraq veterans," she wrote.

Oleo Strut and other GI coffee houses were started in the late 1960s with the help of Students for a Democratic Society and Weather Underground members Rennie Davis and Tom Hayden through their "Summer of Support" project. The two were instrumental in raising money to start The Oleo Strut.

From correspondence discovered by WND, it appears that the activist who contacted Thomas about opening a cafe at Fort Hood was longtime organizer and former SDS member Tom Cleaver.

The Veterans for Peace website quoted Cleaver as stating, "GIs stopped the war in Vietnam and they can stop the war in Iraq."

Writing about the opening of the cafe at the radical Ragtag blog, Cleaver recalls how actress Jane Fonda helped him found The Oleo Strut.

Wrote Cleaver: "I was quite happy this Spring to be able to bring 40 years of additional experience to bear on helping the GIs to organize the project, getting them an Austin law firm to do the work they needed to set up the Fort Hood Support Network pro bono, and to work with Jane Fonda to come up with the initial funding to get the site, equip it and operate it for the first several months."

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=335233


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Deicide on August 20, 2011, 05:13:20 PM
Anti-war coffee shop targeting U.S. military
Fort Hood cafe tied to slew of prominent radicals
Posted: August 19, 2011
By Aaron Klein
© 2011 WND

How about some anti-war activism to flavor your coffee?

A slew of radicals are behind Under the Hood, a coffee shop near the Fort Hood, Texas, Army base that is a central site of anti-war activities targeting enlisted soldiers.

Under the Hood opened its doors in 2009. It hosts the Fort Hood chapter of the Iraq Veterans Against the War organization, or IVAW, one of the nation's largest anti-war groups.

As WND recently reported, IVAW aided in the petition for conscientious objector status of Pfc. Naser Abdo, the Muslim soldier arrested earlier this month after reportedly admitting he planned a terror attack on Fort Hood soldiers.

Find out what's planned for your neighborhood, in "Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America"

More than a year after the Fort Hood shooting massacre by Muslim U.S. Army major Nidal Malik Hasan, Abdo was caught with a bomb in a backpack and weapons stashed in a motel room meant for another attack at the base.

Abdo was eventually granted conscientious objector status after he wrote in an application that he was conflicted about "whether going to war was the right thing to do Islamically."

Besides aiding in Abdo's petition against being deployed, IVAW featured the volunteer recruit in its newsletter, branding him a "Muslim peacemaker."

IVAW holds many of their events at the Under the Hood café.

In May, the anti-war coffee house, together with IVAW, staged a march to the reception desk of Fort Hood's commander, Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr., purportedly to demand better mental health services for soldiers.

A joint Under the Hood and IVAW barbeque last year was replete with anti-war activists, including one photographed carrying a sign that read "We support our troops when they disobey their officers."

In 2009, after Hassan killed 13 people at Fort Hood, Under the Hood and IVAW released a joint statement implying such acts were the result of "eight years of senseless wars" which have "taken a huge toll on our troops and their families."

"As upset as we are about this incident, this shooting does not come as a shock," read the statement on the Islamic shooting.

"It's time to admit that the wars in southwest Asia are in no one's best interests. Bring the troops home now!"

Anti-war activism

Under The Hood says it provides support services for soldiers, including referrals for counseling, legal advice and information on so-called GI rights.

The section on the Under the Hood cafe's website for GI rights forwards to a "GI Rights Hotline," which says it is a "a consortium of more than twenty non-governmental, non-profit organizations located in more than fifteen states and in Germany."

That list of organizations includes the Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild; Quaker House, another anti-war cafe and the War Resisters League.

The National Lawyers Guild has a long history of defending communists and Weather Underground members.

Under the Hood is blunt about its political activism, stating outright on its website the cafe is an "anti-war" establishment.

This weekend, the cafe is screening "Grounds for Resistance," a documentary about the "Coffee Strong" cafe, another anti-war coffee shop located outside the Fort Lewis, Wash., Army base.

Coffee Strong's advisory board includes Noam Chomsky; Eva Golinger, an advisor to Venezuela President Hugo Chavez; and Antonia Juhasz, associate fellow with the Marxist-oriented Institute for Policy.

Radical-founded

Under the Hood describes itself as being part of the tradition of The Oleo Strut, a famous anti-war GI coffee house during the Vietnam War.

Under the Hood was founded in 2009 by Cindy Thomas, a member of the radical anti-war group Code Pink.

A Code Pink alert states, "Iraq Veterans Against the War, CODEPINK, and numerous other peace groups in Central Texas have helped to make Under the Hood a reality."

Thomas herself noted that through Code Pink she became involved with Iraq Veterans Against the War, where she says she was contacted by a longtime activist who had been at The Oleo Strut during the Vietnam days.

The activist "wanted to offer his fundraising abilities to help start a similar coffeehouse for Iraq veterans," she wrote.

Oleo Strut and other GI coffee houses were started in the late 1960s with the help of Students for a Democratic Society and Weather Underground members Rennie Davis and Tom Hayden through their "Summer of Support" project. The two were instrumental in raising money to start The Oleo Strut.

From correspondence discovered by WND, it appears that the activist who contacted Thomas about opening a cafe at Fort Hood was longtime organizer and former SDS member Tom Cleaver.

The Veterans for Peace website quoted Cleaver as stating, "GIs stopped the war in Vietnam and they can stop the war in Iraq."

Writing about the opening of the cafe at the radical Ragtag blog, Cleaver recalls how actress Jane Fonda helped him found The Oleo Strut.

Wrote Cleaver: "I was quite happy this Spring to be able to bring 40 years of additional experience to bear on helping the GIs to organize the project, getting them an Austin law firm to do the work they needed to set up the Fort Hood Support Network pro bono, and to work with Jane Fonda to come up with the initial funding to get the site, equip it and operate it for the first several months."

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=335233

Do you think we should have stayed in Vietnam?


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on August 20, 2011, 05:21:21 PM
Do you think we should have stayed in Vietnam?

What the heck?  lol.  What does that have to do with the article I posted, or Radical Islam??  


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Deicide on August 20, 2011, 05:25:38 PM
What the heck?  lol.  What does that have to do with the article I posted, or Radical Islam??  

Oh, I was just curious.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on August 20, 2011, 05:30:04 PM
Oh, I was just curious.

No idea.  Never thought about exactly when our exit date should have been. 


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on August 27, 2011, 12:01:59 PM
Al-Qaida's second-in command killed in Pakistan, U.S. official says
By Associated Press

POSTED: 07:44 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2011

WASHINGTON >> Al-Qaida's second-in-command, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, delivering another big blow to a terrorist group that the U.S. believes to be on the verge of defeat, a senior Obama administration official said today.

The Libyan national who was the network's former operational leader rose to al-Qaida's No. 2 spot after the U.S. killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden during a raid on his Pakistan compound in May.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said last month that al-Qaida's defeat was within reach if the U.S. could mount a string of successful attacks on the group's weakened leadership.

"Now is the moment, following what happened with bin Laden, to put maximum pressure on them," Panetta said, "because I do believe that if we continue this effort we can really cripple al-Qaida as a major threat."

Al-Rahman was killed Aug. 22 in the lawless Pakistani tribal region of Waziristan, according to the official said, who insisted on anonymity to discuss intelligence issues.

The official would not say how al-Rahman was killed. But his death came on the same day that a CIA drone strike was reported in Waziristan. Such strikes by unmanned aircraft are Washington's weapon of choice for killing terrorists in the mountainous, hard-to-reach area along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Al-Rahman, believed to be in his mid-30s, was a close confidant of bin Laden and once served as bin Laden's emissary to Iran.

Al-Rahman was allowed to move freely in and out of Iran as part of that arrangement and has been operating out of Waziristan for some time, officials have said.

Born in Libya, al-Rahman joined bin Laden as a teenager in Afghanistan to fight the Soviet Union.

After Navy SEALs killed bin Laden, they found evidence of al-Rahman's role as operational chief, U.S. officials have said.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/128528008.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 02, 2011, 10:57:14 AM
Lieberman: Obama's Fear of Offending Muslims Paralyzes Policy
Thursday, 01 Sep 2011
By David A. Patten

Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman blasted President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism policies in a speech Thursday, charging that he’s so worried about offending Muslims it is hurting the U.S. war on terror.

Speaking at a National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism conference at the National Press Club, Lieberman said the strategy to stop terror that the president unveiled in June “was ultimately a big disappointment.”

Lieberman said Obama’s plan successfully diagnosed the gravity of domestic radicalization, but failed to lay out a cohesive plan to counter it.

One of Lieberman’s biggest criticisms, according to a report in TheHill.com, was that the administration clings to the term “violent extremism” to define the threat to America, rather than identifying it as “violent Islamist extremism.”

“The administration still refuses to call our enemy in this war by its proper name: violent Islamist extremism,” said Lieberman, an independent who caucuses with Democrats. “To call our enemy ‘violent extremism’ is so general and vague that it ultimately has no meaning.”

Lieberman, the chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, announced in January that he would retire, and will not be seeking another term in Congress.

http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/lieberman-obama-islamic-extremism/2011/09/01/id/409521


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 02, 2011, 05:39:42 PM
9/11 Hijackers Relied on Domestic Support Network, Records Show
By Catherine Herridge
Published September 02, 2011
FoxNews.com

Declassified documents, exclusive interviews and phone and banking records present an overwhelming case that the 9/11 hijackers relied heavily on a domestic support network to facilitate the plot.

Former Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., who led the first congressional investigation into the 9/11 attacks in 2002, was asked by the Fox News Specials Unit if he believes the hijackers' support network remains in place today because it was never fully identified or disrupted after the attacks.



Shown here is Anwar al-Awlaki's former mosque in San Diego.


"I have no reason to believe it's not," Graham told Fox News.

The findings of an 18-month investigation by Fox's Specials Unit, called the "Secrets of 9/11," to be broadcast Saturday at 10 p.m. ET, shows that some members of the suspected Al Qaeda support network entered the U.S. nearly a decade before the attacks and that others are still living here in plain sight.

The House Homeland Security Committee shares these suspicions. A letter, first obtained by Fox News, states that the committee, chaired by Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., has launched a congressional investigation into the New Mexico-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and his likely role as a 9/11 facilitator.

Writing to Attorney General Eric Holder in May, King explained the committee's objectives.

"The Committee on Homeland Security has initiated an investigation into Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki's possible involvement in the planning and execution of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, including assisting, facilitating and mentoring 9/11 hijackers Khalid al-Mihdhar, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Hani Hanjour," he wrote.

Declassified documents also show al-Awlaki was investigated by the FBI at least two years before the attacks because of his association with a suspicious Yemeni charity.

"Secrets of 9/11" exposes the connections between al-Awlaki, his San Diego mosque and the hijackers al-Mihdhar and al-Hazmi. They were the first two hijackers into the U.S. in January 2000 -- arriving at least six months ahead of Mohammed Atta. They were the beachhead for the operation.

One question was never answered: Why would Khalid Sheikh Mohammed -- the self-described architect of 9/11 -- send two of his most experienced hijackers, who spoke virtually no English, to the ghetto of Southern California unless there was someone there to meet them?

The executive director of the 9/11 Commission, Philip Zelikow, told Fox News his team was deeply suspicious of al-Awlaki and his contacts with the hijackers in San Diego and in Falls Church, Va.

"We put the spotlight on Awlaki about as brightly as we could and as brightly as a government agency could," Zelikow explained.

Graham said he was always troubled by the hijackers' so-called chance meeting with a Saudi called Omar al-Bayoumi who was connected to al-Awlaki. Bayoumi claimed to meet al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar by accident at a Los Angeles Middle Eastern restaurant in January 2000.

"There were 134 Middle Eastern restaurants in Los Angeles in January 2000. We had a statistician do a probability that four people would end up at the same place at the same time and it was more than five million to one," Graham told Fox News.

Graham believes the "chance" meeting between the hijackers and the Saudi was planned.

"My assumption is that the one-hour meeting with Bayoumi, he was directed to go to this restaurant and that the two hijackers had similarly been directed to go to the restaurant so that they would have this opportunity to meet and discuss the possibility of relocating to San Diego," Graham said.

Eleanor Hill, the chief of staff for the Joint Congressional Inquiry, said the FBI was concerned about Bayoumi, who claimed to be a 44-year-old student in the U.S., long before the Sept. 11 attacks.

"Bayoumi -- he was one of the individuals who had been the subject of a counterterrorism investigation or inquiry by the FBI and, lo and behold, ends up being really very helpful to two of the hijackers in California. He basically invites them to San Diego, he takes them around in San Diego, he helps them get an apartment, he puts down the deposit for their first apartment," Hill said.

Graham told Fox News there was no evidence, as stated in the 9/11 Commission report, that the hijackers ever paid the Saudi back for the rent deposit on their San Diego apartment. It was not far from al-Awlaki's mosque where the hijackers met with him -- inside a small upper floor anteroom -- on a regular basis.

"Our investigation did not find any record to support the argument that they (the hijackers) had reimbursed Bayoumi. Our conclusion was that this was one of the services that Bayoumi had been directed to provide," Graham said.

Graham said the hijackers were also big spenders in San Diego. "The lifestyle of al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar became very expensive. Among other things, they like to go to bars. And they spent a lot of money, in fact, al-Hazmi at one point wanted to marry strippers that they had met at the bar."

Hill added that there is little doubt al-Awlaki, using his mosque as a base, along with his associates, facilitated the hijackers in San Diego in 2000. A year later, the same pattern was repeated in Fall Church at al-Awlaki's new mosque.

"There was a lot of smoke. ... There was a lot of connection between al-Awlaki and the two hijackers in California. And then al-Awlaki moved to a different mosque, and lo and behold, shortly after that the hijackers go to Fall Church and go to Virginia," Hill explained. "They go to the mosque that al-Awlaki is at, just as in California, you have an associate of al-Awlaki ... taking them around and helping them get settled."

For the first time, "Secrets of 9/11" documents how phone records link the fax number for al-Awlaki's Virginia mosque to one of the 9/11 conspirators on trial at Guantanamo Bay. Bank records also show hijacker Hani Hanjour forwarded his utility deposit from Arizona to the same Falls Church mosque after his pilot training concluded in March 2001.

The 9/11 commission's Zelikow told Fox News that he believed Khalid Sheikh Mohammed never came clean on potential U.S. contacts for the plot.

"KSM was asked, many times, about whether there were contacts in the United States. And ... he always seemed to blow smoke in answering questions like this," Zelikow said.

National Correspondent Catherine Herridge's bestselling book "The Next Wave: On the Hunt for al Qaeda's American Recruits" was published by Crown on June 21st. It draws on her reporting for Fox News into al-Awlaki and his new generation of recruits -- al Qaeda 2.0. It is the first book to fully investigate al-Awlaki's American life, his connections to the hijackers, and how the cleric double crossed the FBI after 9/11.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/02/11-hijackers-relied-on-domestic-support-network-records-show/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 16, 2011, 10:54:59 AM
FBI Says Training Lecture Critical of Islam Ended
Thursday, 15 Sep 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says a lecture at the bureau's training academy that was critical of Islam has been discontinued.

The bureau employee who gave the lecture contended, among other things, that the more devout a Muslim is, the more likely he is to be violent.

A federal law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity about the internal FBI training issue, says the lecture was given for just three days last April.

FBI spokesman Christopher Allen says that in the aftermath of the lecture, policy changes have been under way to better ensure that all training is consistent with FBI standards.

The online publication Wired.com first reported on the instruction given to agents.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/FBI-Islam/2011/09/15/id/411204


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 30, 2011, 11:05:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE

Officials: U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki killed
By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 11:15 AM EST, Fri September 30, 2011

(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/110930091205-anwar-al-awlaki-story-top.jpg)
Anwar al-Awlaki was believed to be hiding in Yemen (file photo).

Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) -- American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki -- whose fluency in English and technology made him one of the top terrorist recruiters in the world -- was killed Friday in an airstrike in Yemen, officials said.

Al-Awlaki's death, confirmed by U.S. and Yemeni officials, dealt yet another blow to the al Qaeda network, reeling from the killing and capture this year of several top leaders, most notably Osama bin Laden.

A "successful joint intelligence-sharing operation" between Yemen and the United States led to the attack that killed al-Awlaki, a Yemeni government official said Friday. The official asked not to be named because he is not authorized to speak to the news media.

The United States regarded al-Awlaki, the public face of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), as a terrorist who posed a major threat to American homeland security. Western intelligence officials believe al-Awlaki was a senior leader of AQAP, one of the most active al Qaeda affiliates in the world. It has been linked to the attempt to blow up an airliner over Detroit in December 2009 and a cargo plane plot last year.
Radical Muslim cleric killed in Yemen

"Anwar al-Awlaki didn't need subtitles to indoctrinate," said Sajjan Gohel of the Asia Pacific Foundation, who called al-Awlaki's death significant. "He spoke English, he understood how to impact the Muslim diaspora in the West."

Profile: Al-Awlaki understood the West

Al-Awlaki was killed about 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the Yemeni town of Khashef, east of the capital, Sanaa, said Mohammed Basha, a spokesman for the Yemeni Embassy in Washington. He said the operation was launched at 9:55 a.m.

The Yemeni government official said Yemeni intelligence recently located al-Awlaki's hideout in a house in Khashef, in Jawf province, which borders Saudi Arabia.

A senior U.S. administration official confirmed al-Awlaki's death. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to CNN because he is not authorized to release the information. The official did not provide any other information.

Three others, including Samir Khan, an American of Pakistani origin, were killed with al-Awlaki, reported Yemen's state-run Saba news agency, citing an official security source. Saba said Khan specialized in computer programming for al Qaeda.

Al-Awlaki was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and lived in the United States until the age of 7, when his family returned to Yemen. He returned to the United States in 1991 for college and remained until 2002.

It was during that time that as an imam in California and Virginia, al-Awlaki preached to and interacted with three of the September 11, 2001, hijackers, according to the 9/11 Commission Report. He publicly condemned the attack afterward.

Former CIA spy: Al-Awlaki "very narcissistic"

Al-Awlaki spent 18 months in a Yemeni prison from 2006 to 2007 on kidnapping charges, but was released without going to trial. Al-Awlaki claimed that he was imprisoned and held at the request of the United States.

U.S. officials say al-Awlaki helped recruit Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, the Nigerian man known as the underwear bomber, who was charged with trying to blow up a transatlantic flight as it landed in Detroit on December 25, 2009.

The militant cleric is also said to have exchanged e-mails with accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is accused of killing a dozen fellow soldiers and a civilian in a rampage at the Texas Army post.

"If you put it into perspective, (Osama) bin Laden's death had global ramifications for the transnational terror movement. Anwar Al-Awlaqi's death will have equal implications for lone-wolf terrorism," Gohel said.

That's because al-Awlaki was articulate and he understood the Western mindset, Gohel said. He knew his way around the internet and was skilled in indoctrinating impressionable youth.

Al-Awlaki: the bin Laden of the Internet

Early this year, a Yemeni court sentenced al-Awlaki in absentia to 10 years in prison on charges of inciting to kill foreigners.

Prosecutors charged al-Awlaki and two others with "forming an armed gang" to target foreign officers and law enforcement in November.

At a U.S. congressional hearing this year, Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said, "I actually consider al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula, with al-Awlaki as a leader within that organization, as probably the most significant threat to the U.S."

According to IntelCenter, which monitors jihadist propaganda, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, who is responsible for expanding AQAP's focus on U.S. attacks, remains in charge of the group and further attempts to conduct attacks are expected.

In support of that goal, al-Awlaki was due to release an article in the next issue of AQAP's Inspire magazine on the justifications for attacking civilians in the West. The group announced the upcoming article -- "Targeting Populations of Countries at War with Muslims" -- this week but did not publish it in its latest edition.

Al-Awlaki narrowly survived a U.S. drone assault in May after he switched vehicles with a fellow jihadi, a senior security official told CNN.

Attorneys for al-Awlaki's father, Dr. Nasser al-Awlaki, tried to persuade U.S. District Court Judge John Bates in Washington to issue an injunction last year preventing the U.S. government from trying to kill al-Awlaki in Yemen.

Bates dismissed the case in December, ruling that Nasser al-Awlaki did not have standing to sue.

In a November hearing, lawyers for the U.S. government declined to confirm that the cleric was on a secret "kill list" or that such a list even exists.

Last year, YouTube removed a number of video clips featuring al-Awlaki that it found to be inciting violence.

Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, called al-Awlaki's death a "great success" in the fight against al Qaeda.

"For the past several years, al-Awlaki has been more dangerous even than Osama bin Laden had been," the New York Republican said. "The killing of al-Awlaki is a tremendous tribute to President Obama and the men and women of our intelligence community.

"Despite this vital development today, we must remain as vigilant as ever, knowing that there are more Islamic terrorists who will gladly step forward to backfill this dangerous killer."

Al-Awlaki's death is the latest in a string of losses for al Qaeda.

According to Michael Vickers, the U.S. undersecretary of defense for intelligence, eight of the terror network's 20 key leaders have been killed this year. He cited the killing of Osama bin Laden in May, the death of al Qaeda second-in-command Atiya Abdul Rahman in August, and the capture of Younis Mauritani, a senior planner of operations, in Pakistan this month.

Only al Qaeda's current leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, remains active among those who were the top nine terrorists at the time of the 9/11 attacks against the United States in 2001.

But al Qaeda is far from dead, Vickers noted, and still poses a dangerous threat to the United States.

"It maintains a worldwide strength numbering in the low thousands. It has broadened its reach through affiliate organizations" in general, but in particular he mentioned al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which he said has been able to increase its operating space in Yemen.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/30/world/africa/yemen-radical-cleric/index.html?hpt=hp_t1


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 30, 2011, 05:59:03 PM
U.S. Official: Al-Awlaki Tried to Use WMDs to Attack Westerners
By Ed Henry
Published September 30, 2011
FoxNews.com

Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S.-born cleric killed Friday, sought to use weapons of mass destruction to attack westerners in his role as chief of external operations for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, according to a senior U.S. official.

The terror leader specifically sought to use poisons including cyanide and ricin, as he planned and directed attacks against the United States from his foreign base, the official said.

The details of al-Awlaki's influence come as top U.S. officials privately tout the U.S. strike that killed him as a major get in a long string of Al Qaeda leaders taken out by the Obama administration, most notably Usama bin Laden earlier this year.

But al-Awlaki was also a significant figure within Al Qaeda, with the senior U.S. official noting that Al Awlaki played a "significant operational role" in Umar Faruk Abdulmutallab's attempted attack on a Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit on Christmas Day 2009.

The senior U.S. official said al-Awlaki "specifically instructed Abdulmutallab to detonate the device while over U.S. airspace to maximize casualties."

The senior U.S. official also noted that al-Awlaki also helped "oversee the October 2010 plot to detonate explosive devices" aboard U.S. cargo aircraft.

The terrorist "had a direct role in supervising and directing" Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's failed attempt to bring down two planes. That plot involved mail bombs that were sent to Chicago-area synagogues but was foiled when the devices were stopped in Dubai and Europe.

Then there is al-Awlaki's ability to inspire violent attacks on the American homeland, including accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan, who attended al-Awlaki's sermons in Virginia and allegedly corresponded with him through email.

"After the attack, al-Awlaki posted commentary on his blog praising Hasan's actions and calling him his student and brother," said the senior U.S. official.

Faisal Shahzad, who pled guilty to the Times Square car bombing attempt in the spring of 2010, also told interrogators that he was "inspired by" al-Awlaki.

The senior U.S. official is also pointing to a May 2010 video interview conducted by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's media wing in which al-Awlaki called for attacks against U.S. military personnel worldwide and "claimed all Americans were valid targets, and directed followers to engage in armed conflict with the United States."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/30/us-official-al-awlaki-tried-to-use-wmds-to-attack-westerners/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on October 01, 2011, 09:58:13 AM
CNN Poll: Few think terrorist attack likely in near future
By: CNN Political Unit

Washington (CNN) - Less than one-fifth of Americans think a terrorist attack is likely in their own community, according to a new national survey.

And a CNN/ORC International Poll also indicates that just over a third of the public says an act of terrorism is likely somewhere in the U.S. in the next few weeks.

The survey was conducted last weekend and released Friday, just a few hours after officials confirmed that American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki - whose fluency in English and technology made him one of the top terrorist recruiters in the world - was killed in an airstrike in Yemen.

According to the poll, only 16% of Americans think an act of terrorism in their community is likely in the next several weeks, a number that has never risen above 20% since 2001. Eighty-four percent of people questioned said such an act is not likely.

"Will the death of Anwar al-Awlaki make Americans feel safer from terrorism? Maybe, but they already feel pretty safe," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

The survey indicates that 37% say an act of terrorism is likely somewhere in the U.S. in the next few weeks; more than six in ten say an attack is unlikely.

"Worries about terrorism somewhere in the U.S. were higher in 2010 and immediately after the death of Osama bin Laden, but were at roughly the current level from 2007 through 2009," adds Holland.

The CNN poll was conducted by ORC International from September 23-25, with 1,010 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points.

– CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/30/cnn-poll-few-think-terrorist-attack-likely-in-near-future/#more-178356


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on October 12, 2011, 10:28:47 PM
Nigerian Man Pleads Guilty to Plane Bomb Attempt, Says US 'Should be Warned'
Published October 12, 2011
FoxNews.com

The man accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner with explosives hidden in his underwear pleaded guilty Wednesday and said the U.S. should "be warned."

Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is accused of trying to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 with a bomb in his underwear on Dec. 25, 2009.

Abdulmutallab told a Detroit courtroom on Wednesday that the bomb was a "blessed weapon to save the lives of innocent Muslims."
"I intended to wreck a U.S. aircraft for the U.S. wreckage of Muslim lands and property," he said.

The bomb didn't work, and Abdulmutallab was badly burned. Hours later in the hospital, he told the FBI that he was working for Al Qaeda in Yemen.

U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds reviewed the charges and possible penalties with Abdulmutallab before he entered his pleas, including that he faces a sentence of up to life in prison.

The eight charges against him include conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism and attempted murder on an aircraft. Abdulmutallab told Edmunds that he wants to plead guilty to all charges.

"Are you therefore pleading guilty freely and voluntarily?" Edmunds asked.

"That's right, yes," Abdulmutallab replied.

Abdulmutallab told the courtroom he made an agreement with at least one person to carry out the attack in retaliation for U.S. support of Israel and for what he described as the killings of Muslims in Yemen, Iraq, Somalia and other countries in the Middle East. He attempted to justify the attack as "an eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth."   

His last words as he left the courtroom were "Allah Akbar."

On Tuesday, passengers on the flight testified that Abdulmutallab took a long bathroom break in the plane, during which prosecutors say he was preparing for martyrdom.

He took a small bag to the bathroom and was gone 10 to 15 minutes, according to passenger Mike Zantow, the first witness in Abdulmutallab's terrorism trial.

"I thought he was freshening up for arrival in Detroit. ... We had less than an hour to go," Zantow said.

A prosecutor said Abdulmutallab was performing a cleansing ritual to prepare for death.

Fox News' Ruth Ravve and Marla Cichowski and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/12/nigerian-man-accused-us-airline-bomb-attempt-pleads-guilty/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: JBGRAY on October 13, 2011, 08:30:30 AM
Radical Islam is NOT a threat to civilized society.

ISLAM is a threat to the civilized world.  Wherever ISLAM thrives, poverty, ignorance, disease, wars, and despots follow closely in its wake.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on October 13, 2011, 03:51:52 PM
Radical Islam is NOT a threat to civilized society.

ISLAM is a threat to the civilized world.  Wherever ISLAM thrives, poverty, ignorance, disease, wars, and despots follow closely in its wake.

You think so?  Every country that is predominantly Muslim has those problems? 


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on October 15, 2011, 09:28:21 AM
 :)

U.S. strike in Yemen kills local al-Qaida media chief
By Associated Press
POSTED: 02:49 a.m. HST, Oct 15, 2011

SANAA, Yemen » An American drone strike in southern Yemen has killed seven al-Qaida-linked militants, including the media chief for the group's Yemeni branch and the son of a prominent U.S.-born cleric slain in a similar attack last month, government officials and tribal elders said today.

In the capital, meanwhile, forces loyal to embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh opened fire on tens of thousands of protesters, killing at least nine and wounding scores, according to medical officials and witnesses.

The airstrike late Friday in the southeastern province of Shabwa points to Washington's growing use of drones to target al-Qaida militants in Yemen. The missile attacks appear to be part of a determined effort to stamp out the threat from the group, known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which U.S. officials have said is the terror network's most active and most dangerous branch.

The Yemeni Defense Ministry identified the slain media chief as Egyptian-born Ibrahim al-Bana. Tribal elders in the area also said the dead included Abdul-Rahman al-Awlaki, the 21-year-old son of Anwar al-Awlaki, a gifted Muslim preacher and savvy Internet operator who became a powerful al-Qaida recruiting tool in the West. He, along with another propagandist, Pakistani-American Samir Khan, were killed in a Sept. 30 U.S. drone attack.

The tribal elders, who spoke today on condition of anonymity because they feared reprisals, said four other members of the al-Awlaki clan also were killed in the drone attack. There was no immediate confirmation of the younger al-Awlaki's death from Yemeni authorities.

Security officials said the strike that killed them was one of five carried out over night by an American drones on suspected al-Qaida positions in Shabwa and the neighboring province of Abyan in Yemen's largely lawless south.

The first strike late Friday targeted a house in the Azan district of Shabwa, but hit just after al-Qaida militants had a meeting in the building, security officials and tribal elders said.

They said a second strike then targeted two sport utility vehicles in which al-Bana and the six others were traveling, destroying the vehicles and leaving the men's bodies charred. It was not clear whether other participants in the meeting were targeted in separate strikes.

AQAP has taken advantage of the political turmoil roiling Yemen. Saleh, who has ruled the country for more than 30 years, has been struggling to stay in power in the face of eight months of massive street protests demanding his ouster and the defection to the opposition of key aides and military commanders.

Militants linked to AQAP have taken over several cities in the south, raising fears that they could establish a permanent stronghold in this strategically located nation. Yemen is located at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, on the doorstep of Saudi Arabia and the oil-producing nations of the Gulf. It also overlooks strategic sea routes leading to the Suez Canal.

In a separate development, the security officials said suspected al-Qaida militants bombed a key underground gas pipeline that extends from the Balhaf area in Shabwa to an export terminal on the Arabian Sea. The Friday night attack started a massive fire, with columns of flames illuminating the night sky.

The security officials said non-Yemeni employees of the French company running the gas field and pipeline in Balhaf have been evacuated to Sanaa aboard three helicopters for their safety. They had no more details.

In Sanaa, the medical officials and witnesses said forces loyal to Saleh opened up on the protesters with assault rifles and anti-aircraft guns. They said at least 180 people were wounded. The wounded were ferried to hospital in ambulances and on motorbikes. Gunfire could be heard in the area of the clashes well into the afternoon.

In the Hassaba area of northern Sanaa, anti-regime tribesmen and forces loyal to saleh were trading mortar shells and rocket propelled grenades. The fighting, which began overnight, killed one person and wounded six, all civilians.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/131913253.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on November 24, 2011, 10:17:17 AM
Al Qaeda sympathizer plotted to bomb police, N.Y. mayor says
The suspect is identified as a 'lone wolf' American citizen named Jose Pimentel, 27.
From the Associated Press
November 20, 2011, 5:15 p.m.

NEW YORK— Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday an Al Qaeda sympathizer who plotted to bomb police and post offices in New York City has been arrested on numerous charges.

Bloomberg announced the Saturday arrest of 27-year-old Jose Pimentel of Manhattan, a U.S. citizen originally from the Dominican Republic.

"He appears to be a total lone wolf. There is no evidence that he worked with anyone else," the mayor said at a news conference.

Pimentel is accused of having an explosive substance that he planned to use against others and property to terrorize the public.

The charges include conspiracy, first-degree criminal possession of a weapon as a crime of terrorism, and soliciting support for a terrorist act.

"This is just another example of New York City because we are an iconic city … this is a city that people would want to take away our freedoms gravitate to and focus on," Bloomberg said.

The New York Police Department's Intelligence Division was involved in the arrest. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Pimentel spend most of his years in Manhattan and lived about five years in Schenectady.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-nyc-bomb-arrest-20111121,0,274888.story


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on December 02, 2011, 12:09:24 PM
Freaking animals will probably murder the poor guy. 

Al Qaeda Claims to Be Holding U.S. Hostage in Pakistan
Published December 01, 2011
FoxNews.com

ISLAMABAD –  Al Qaeda claimed responsibility Thursday for the kidnapping of a 70-year-old American aid worker in Pakistan -- a claim that one U.S. official tells Fox News is "entirely possible," though it has not been confirmed.

In a video message posted on militant websites, Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said Warren Weinstein would be released if the United States stopped airstrikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. He also demanded the release of all Al Qaeda and Taliban suspects around the world.

Weinstein was abducted by armed men from his house in the eastern city of Lahore on Aug. 13.

"It's entirely possible that Al Qaeda or one of its militant allies may be holding Mr. Weinstein and the statement by Zawahiri supports this conclusion," the official told Fox News. "The documents from Bin Laden's hideout show his frustrated deputies were considering kidnapping and other criminal enterprises as a means of striking from their weakened state."

A translation of Zawahiri's message was provided by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors militant messages.

"Just as the Americans detain all whom they suspect of links to Al Qaeda and the Taliban, even remotely, we detained this man who is neck-deep in American aid to Pakistan since the 1970s," Zawahiri said.

Police and U.S. officials have not publicly said who they believed was holding him, but Islamist militant groups were the main suspects.

Weinstein, who has a home in Rockville, Maryland, worked in Pakistan for several years and spoke Urdu.

He was the country director in Pakistan for J.E. Austin Associates, a U.S.-based firm that advises a range of Pakistani business and government sectors. The company has said Weinstein is in poor health and provided a detailed list of medications, many of them for heart problems, that it implored the kidnappers to give him.

Fox News' Catherine Herridge and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/12/01/al-qaeda-claims-to-be-holding-us-hostage-in-pakistan/?test=latestnews


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on December 07, 2011, 02:35:43 PM
Lawmakers Blast Administration For Calling Fort Hood Massacre 'Workplace Violence'
Published December 07, 2011
FoxNews.com

Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted the Defense Department for classifying the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence and suggested political correctness is being placed above the security of the nation's Armed Forces at home.

During a joint session of the Senate and House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, the Maine Republican referenced a letter from the Defense Department depicting the Fort Hood shootings as workplace violence. She criticized the Obama administration for failing to identify the threat as radical Islam.

Thirteen people were killed and dozens more wounded at Fort Hood in 2009, and the number of alleged plots targeting the military has grown significantly since then. Lawmakers said there have been 33 plots against the U.S. military since Sept. 11, 2001, and 70 percent of those threats have been since mid-2009.  Major Nidal Hasan, a former Army psychiatrist, who is being held for the attacks, allegedly was inspired by radical U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in late September. The two men exchanged as many as 20 emails, according to U.S. officials, and Awlaki declared Hasan a hero.

The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Connecticut independent Sen. Joe Lieberman, said the military has become a "direct target of violent Islamist extremism" within the United States.

"The stark reality is that the American service member is increasingly in the terrorists' scope and not just overseas in a traditional war setting," Lieberman told Fox News before the start of Wednesday's hearing.

In June, two men allegedly plotted to attack a Seattle, Wash., military installation using guns and grenades. In July, Army Pvt. Naser Abdo was accused of planning a second attack on Fort Hood. And in November, New York police arrested Jose Pimentel, who alleged sought to kill service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Both Pimentel and Abdo also allegedly drew inspiration from al-Awlaki and the online jihadist magazine Inspire, which includes a spread on how to "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom."

Rep. Peter King of New York, the Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said military service members are "symbols of America's power, symbols of America's might."

"And if they (military personnel) can be killed, then that is a great propaganda victory for al Qaeda," King told Fox News.

King said there is also evidence that extremists have joined the services.

"There is a serious threat within the military from people who have enlisted who are radical jihadists," King said. "The Defense Department is very concerned about them. They feel they're a threat to the military both for what they can do within the military itself and also because of the weapons skills they acquire while they're in the military."

The witnesses testifying before the joint session include Paul N. Stockton, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense; Jim Stuteville, U.S. Army senior adviser for counterintelligence operations and liaison to the FBI; Lt. Col. Reid L. Sawyer, director of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, and Darius Long, whose son, Army Pvt. William Andrew Long, was shot and killed at an Arkansas military recruitment center in 2009.

A second private was also injured in the Arkansas attack. Both victims had just finished basic training and had not been deployed. They were outside the Arkansas recruitment center when the shooter opened fire from a passing truck. The shooter, Carlos Bledsoe, pleaded guilty to the crime earlier this year.
 
In a letter to the court, Bledsoe said he carried out the attack on behalf of al Qaeda in Yemen -- the group that was behind the last two major plots targeting the U.S. airline industry.

"My faith in government is diminished. It invents euphemisms ... Little Rock is a drive by and Fort Hood is just workplace violence. The truth is denied," Long testified.

King said the web is the driver of the new digital jihad.

"It enables people -- rather than having to travel to Afghanistan to learn about jihad or to be trained, they can do it right over the Internet," he said. "And this is a growing role."

And while Awlaki and his colleague Samir Khan, who was behind the magazine Inspire, were killed in a CIA-led operation in September, King warned against overconfidence that al Qaeda in Yemen was done.

"This is a definite short-term victory for us. There's no doubt they are going to regroup, that there will be others who will be providing Internet data, inspiration to jihadists in this country, instructions on how to make bombs," he said.

While King was heavily criticized, in some quarters, for launching his hearings 10 months ago on homegrown terrorism, the congressman said the joint session shows the threat is legitimate, and recognized as such by other members of Congress.

"To me it's a validation of what I've been trying to do all year," King emphasized. "There's a definite threat from Islamic radicalization in various parts of our society, including within the military, and we can't allow political correctness to keep us from exposing this threat for what it is."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/06/military-growing-terrorist-target-lawmakers-warn/?test=latestnews


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on December 23, 2011, 01:36:15 PM
U.S. Offers $10M for Iran-Based Al Qeada Financier
Published December 22, 2011
NewsCore


U.S. Justice Dept./Reuters
(http://a57.foxnews.com/static/managed/img/World/396/223/Yasin_al_Suri_Zawahiri.jpg)
Al Qaeda financier Yasin al Suri, left, is one of the most wanted terrorists on the Justice Department's Rewards for Justice program, with a $10 million bounty on his head. A $25 million reward is offered for Al Qeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

WASHINGTON –  The U.S. State Department offered a $10 million reward Thursday for information that helps authorities find Ezedin Abdel Aziz Khalil, better known as Yasin al Suri, an Iran-based senior financier of Al Qaeda.

Suri, operating under an agreement between Al Qaeda and the Iranian government since 2005, allegedly moves money and recruits through Iran and on to Pakistan and Afghanistan, the department said in its announcement.

He is an important fundraiser for the terrorist network and has collected money from donors throughout the Persian Gulf region, the department said.

Suri, born in Syria in 1982, also is accused of arranging the release of Al Qaeda personnel from Iranian prisons.

"When Al Qaeda operatives are released, the Iranian government transfers them to the custody of al-Suri, who then coordinates their travel to Pakistan," the State Department said.

The reward was posted under the federal government's "Rewards for Justice Program," which offers millions of dollars for information leading to the capture of some of America's most wanted terrorists.

The program's top wanted terrorist is Al Qeada leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who's capture comes with the potential for a $25 million reward

Suri is one of three men in the $10 million reward category, the others being Taliban leader Mullah Omar and Abu Dua, leader of Al Qeada in Iraq.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/12/22/us-offers-10m-for-iran-based-al-qeada-financier/?test=latestnews


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 23, 2011, 01:49:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjnrbVxcRXw


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on December 23, 2011, 01:50:49 PM
lol.  What the heck?  What was that all about? 


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 23, 2011, 01:52:30 PM
lol.  What the heck?  What was that all about? 

Customer asked for bacon.   


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on December 26, 2011, 12:07:50 PM
Nigeria Christmas Bombings Kill at Least 26 in Three Cities
Sunday, 25 Dec 2011

Christmas Day bombings in Nigeria that targeted two churches and a state security building left at least 26 people dead, police and military officials said.

About 20 people were killed in an explosion in the capital, Abuja, as services were being held in St. Theresa’s Church, Yemi Ajayi, a police spokesman, said by phone from the city. Another blast, which was aimed at a church in the central city of Jos, capital of Plateau state, killed a policeman, said Pam Ayuba, a spokesman for the state government.

In the third incident, a suspected suicide-bomber rammed a car into the entrance of the State Security Service building in the northeastern city of Damaturu, killing four people and the bomber, Victor Ebhaleme, a spokesman for the military task force in charge of security in the region, said by phone from Maiduguri.

The Boko Haram, a group that draws inspiration from Afghanistan’s Taliban movement, claimed responsibility for the Abuja church attack, the Abuja-based Trust newspaper reported, citing a spokesman for the group, Abu Qaqa. The claim couldn’t be independently verified.

Authorities in Africa’s top oil producer blame the Boko Haram for a surge of violence in the mainly Muslim north and Abuja in which hundreds of people have died this year. At least 72 people have been killed in fighting since Dec. 22 between Nigerian security forces and the militant group in the northeastern city of Damaturu, officials said.

The Obama administration said the bombings “initially appear to be terrorist acts.” In a statement, the White House press secretary said the U.S. has been in contact with Nigerian officials and offered assistance in bringing those responsible to justice.

Boko Haram, which translates to “Western education is a sin,” claimed responsibility for a suicide car-bomb attack on the United Nations building in the capital on Aug. 26 that killed 24 people. It also claimed several Christmas Eve blasts last year in Jos that left 80 people dead and another blast on New Year’s Eve at an Abuja military barracks that killed at least 12 people.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/001513NODE-2500-AFRCURZ5-AFRICA/2011/12/25/id/422110


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Roger Bacon on December 26, 2011, 01:03:24 PM
CNN Poll: Few think terrorist attack likely in near future
By: CNN Political Unit

Washington (CNN) - Less than one-fifth of Americans think a terrorist attack is likely in their own community, according to a new national survey.

And a CNN/ORC International Poll also indicates that just over a third of the public says an act of terrorism is likely somewhere in the U.S. in the next few weeks.

The survey was conducted last weekend and released Friday, just a few hours after officials confirmed that American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki - whose fluency in English and technology made him one of the top terrorist recruiters in the world - was killed in an airstrike in Yemen.

According to the poll, only 16% of Americans think an act of terrorism in their community is likely in the next several weeks, a number that has never risen above 20% since 2001. Eighty-four percent of people questioned said such an act is not likely.

"Will the death of Anwar al-Awlaki make Americans feel safer from terrorism? Maybe, but they already feel pretty safe," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

The survey indicates that 37% say an act of terrorism is likely somewhere in the U.S. in the next few weeks; more than six in ten say an attack is unlikely.

"Worries about terrorism somewhere in the U.S. were higher in 2010 and immediately after the death of Osama bin Laden, but were at roughly the current level from 2007 through 2009," adds Holland.

The CNN poll was conducted by ORC International from September 23-25, with 1,010 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points.

– CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/30/cnn-poll-few-think-terrorist-attack-likely-in-near-future/#more-178356

This is good news, now maybe we can get back to issues that do affect us.  We need to repeal the Patriot Act now, and kick the TSA out of Airports.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Fury on December 26, 2011, 02:14:26 PM
Nigeria Christmas Bombings Kill at Least 26 in Three Cities
Sunday, 25 Dec 2011

Christmas Day bombings in Nigeria that targeted two churches and a state security building left at least 26 people dead, police and military officials said.

About 20 people were killed in an explosion in the capital, Abuja, as services were being held in St. Theresa’s Church, Yemi Ajayi, a police spokesman, said by phone from the city. Another blast, which was aimed at a church in the central city of Jos, capital of Plateau state, killed a policeman, said Pam Ayuba, a spokesman for the state government.

In the third incident, a suspected suicide-bomber rammed a car into the entrance of the State Security Service building in the northeastern city of Damaturu, killing four people and the bomber, Victor Ebhaleme, a spokesman for the military task force in charge of security in the region, said by phone from Maiduguri.

The Boko Haram, a group that draws inspiration from Afghanistan’s Taliban movement, claimed responsibility for the Abuja church attack, the Abuja-based Trust newspaper reported, citing a spokesman for the group, Abu Qaqa. The claim couldn’t be independently verified.

Authorities in Africa’s top oil producer blame the Boko Haram for a surge of violence in the mainly Muslim north and Abuja in which hundreds of people have died this year. At least 72 people have been killed in fighting since Dec. 22 between Nigerian security forces and the militant group in the northeastern city of Damaturu, officials said.

The Obama administration said the bombings “initially appear to be terrorist acts.” In a statement, the White House press secretary said the U.S. has been in contact with Nigerian officials and offered assistance in bringing those responsible to justice.

Boko Haram, which translates to “Western education is a sin,” claimed responsibility for a suicide car-bomb attack on the United Nations building in the capital on Aug. 26 that killed 24 people. It also claimed several Christmas Eve blasts last year in Jos that left 80 people dead and another blast on New Year’s Eve at an Abuja military barracks that killed at least 12 people.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/001513NODE-2500-AFRCURZ5-AFRICA/2011/12/25/id/422110

Christmas greetings from the Religion of Peace!

Sad watching the world turn a blind-eye to the ever-growing persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in countries with large Muslim populations.

Boko Harem who?  ::)


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 27, 2011, 03:16:49 PM
Islamic Honor Killing In Texas: "Santa Killer" Was Muslim Who Hated Daughter Dating A Non-Muslim
Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 27, 2011 | Pamela Geller





The mainstream media has reported this as the "Santa killer." No mention that it was an Islamic honor killing until this Dallas Morning News story. Our daughters and granddaughters are going to be the ones who will suffer because of for this obfuscation and excusal of barbarism.

This has been going on for years. When Amina and Sarah Said were brutally murdered by their father, also in Texas, on New Year’s Day 2008 for the same reason -- having non-Muslim boyfriends -- I thought, this is it. This is going to break the dam wide open. America would not, could not possibly, ignore this horror caused by and sanctioned by Islamic beliefs, assumptions, and attitudes.

And yet America continues to ignore this horror. And more and more people are victimized every day.

Aziz Yazdanpanah, a Muslim, didn't like his daughter's non-Muslim boyfriend and was exhibiting stalker behavior. “She couldn’t date at all until she was a certain age, but when he was going to let her date she couldn’t date anyone outside of their race or religion.”

Again and again we have seen honor killings in which fathers kill daughters who are dating non-Muslims or have supposedly besmirched the family honor by some sexual indiscretion. Lt. Todd Dearing says that motive isn't important -- which is generally only the case when Islam is involved.

"Neighbors horrified at news of family’s slayings in Grapevine," by Gloria Salinas and Scott Goldstein for the Dallas Morning News, December 26 (snip)

a more ominous portrait emerged of Yazdanpanah in interviews with some of his daughter’s other classmates.

“She would come to school crying and telling us her dad was crazy,” said Lacie Reed, 18. “He wouldn’t let her wear certain things. He was always taking her phone away, checking her call history and checking her text messages.”

Friends said Nona’s father had installed cameras all around the home so he could watch the family’s comings and goings. Others said he nailed her bedroom window shut so she could not sneak out at night and see her boyfriend.

“She couldn’t date at all until she was a certain age, but when he was going to let her date she couldn’t date anyone outside of their race or religion,” Reed said.



Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on January 04, 2012, 02:32:43 PM
Afghan girl brutally tortured for months by in-laws for resisting prostitution: official
AP ^ | 1/2/12




KABUL, Afghanistan — A 15-year-old Afghan girl severely tortured for months by her in-laws in an attempt to force her into prostitution will be sent to India for medical treatment, an Afghan official said Monday.

Sahar Gul's mother-in-law and sister-in-law were arrested and her husband was being sought, said Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi.

The case has shocked Afghanistan, though rights activists say serious abuses against women and girls in the conservative society are common. President Hamid Karzai has said that whoever used violence against Gul will be punished.

According to officials in northeastern Baghlan province, the in-laws kept Gul in a basement for six months, ripped her fingernails out, tortured her with hot irons and broke her fingers. Police freed her last week.

The public health and women's affairs ministers visited Gul, who is now in a Kabul hospital.

She was freed from a basement at her husband's home last week after her uncle called the local police.

"It is a violent act that is unacceptable in the 21st century," Sediqi told reporters. "We are thankful of Sahar Gul's uncle."

He added that "if the police had not arrived in time she may have died."

He did not provide details on the treatment she would seek in India. But many Afghans with serious injuries or illnesses prefer to go to India or Pakistan for care because of poor medical services in Afghanistan.


(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 04, 2012, 02:48:32 PM
Brilliant.

The Islamist Winter: New Report Suggests Extremist Views Winning in Libya
By Catherine Herridge
Published January 04, 2012
FoxNews.com

Oct. 14, 2011: Revolutionary fighters sit on a truck mounted with a machine gun in the Abu Salim neighborhood of Tripoli, Libya.
The Arab Spring may quickly become an Islamist Winter in Libya, reads a new report circulated among federal law enforcement and written for policymakers on Capitol Hill.

An advance copy of the report entitled "A View to Extremist Currents In Libya" and obtained by Fox News, states that extremist views are gaining ground in the north African country and suggests a key figure emerging in Libya formerly tied to al Qaeda has not changed his stripes.

"Despite early indications that the Libyan revolution might be a largely secular undertaking ... the very extremist currents that shaped the philosophies of Libya Salafists and jihadis like (Abd al-Hakim) Belhadj appear to be coalescing to define the future of Libya," wrote Michael S. Smith II, a principal and counterterrorism adviser for Kronos LLC, the strategic advisory firm that prepared the report.

Belhadj is considered one of the most powerful militia commanders in Libya as head of the Tripoli Military Council. As Fox News reported earlier this year, Belhadj is reported to be a former emir of an al Qaeda affiliate known as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group or LIFG. Founded in 1995 to set up an Islamic state or emirate inside Libya, it waged jihad against the regime of former Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi.

On Nov. 3, 2007, senior al Qaeda leaders announced that LIFG had officially joined Usama bin Laden's network, according to the State Department which designated LIFG as a terrorist organization.

Belhadj, who joined the group at its inception, had fought against the Soviets in Afghanistan in the late 1980s. He was arrested in Malaysia in February 2004, reportedly interrogated by the CIA, before he was sent home to Libya. He was released from prison in 2009 as part of a rehabilitation program.

In its report, Smith writes that a 400-page document authored by members of the LIFG in 2009 and widely depicted as a repudiation of al Qaeda and Islamic terrorism in general was largely misinterpreted by both media and policymakers in the West, and that helped foster support for the revolution in 2011.

"The resultant misapprehensions bolstered by insufficient analysis of the LIFG's 'revisions' have likely influenced decisions made in Washington and Brussels since February 17, 2011," reads the report.

This summer, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland was asked by Fox News about Belhadj, his connections to LIFG and whether he had a place within the Libyan transitional government.

"They're going to have to make their own decisions as all of these countries who have been in transition recently have had to make -- whether past action, past affiliation meets the smell test within the principles that they've laid out," Nuland replied.

Smith emphasized that traditionally Libyan operatives have been central to the al Qaeda mission.

"Libyans have been featured prominently in the history of core al Qaeda. Libyan LIFG member Abu Yahya al-Libi is regarded as core al Qaeda's top Sharia official and many analysts anticipated he would be appointed bin Laden's successor. His brother is Abd al-Wahad al-Qayid, a founding member of the LIFG who was one of the six LIFG leaders who authored the group's corrective studies while imprisoned in Libya."

The Kronos report says that "Libya is of such strategic interest" to al Qaeda that for years it was its own entity separate from its north Africa affiliate -- al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

Libya was considered important to al Qaeda because of its geographic proximity to Egypt and its perceived ability to "affect the jihadist political situation in Egypt."

For this reason, among others, al Qaeda's new leader Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahiri in April 2011 called on jihadis to prepare to mount an insurgency against any Western forces in Libya.

"I would like to alert my Muslim brothers in Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia and the rest of the lands of Islam that if the United States and the NATO forces interfere in Libya, it will be necessary for their neighbors ... and the rest of the Muslims to go forth to fight all of the mercenaries of (Muammar) al-Qaddafi and the crusaders of NATO," he said, according to a translation provided by Kronos.

The report, which includes lengthy translations from LIFG so law and policymakers may directly assess the group's stated intentions, also includes a series of questions for consideration. Among them: whether the transitional government in Libya is showing a willingness to cooperate with U.S. counterterrorism operations and whether the number of al Qaeda affiliated militants has grown in Libya since the death of Qaddafi.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/04/islamist-winter-new-report-suggests-extremist-views-winning-in-libya/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on January 04, 2012, 02:51:23 PM
This is all intentional Beach.   Obama is setting up the ME for a Pan-Islamist Caliphate that can crush Israel and cut us off from all oil from the ME.   That will collapse the energy markets and drive oil to the moon and enrich the arabs, which is exactly what obama wants. 




Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Fury on January 04, 2012, 06:00:13 PM
Brilliant.

The Islamist Winter: New Report Suggests Extremist Views Winning in Libya
By Catherine Herridge
Published January 04, 2012
FoxNews.com

Oct. 14, 2011: Revolutionary fighters sit on a truck mounted with a machine gun in the Abu Salim neighborhood of Tripoli, Libya.
The Arab Spring may quickly become an Islamist Winter in Libya, reads a new report circulated among federal law enforcement and written for policymakers on Capitol Hill.

An advance copy of the report entitled "A View to Extremist Currents In Libya" and obtained by Fox News, states that extremist views are gaining ground in the north African country and suggests a key figure emerging in Libya formerly tied to al Qaeda has not changed his stripes.

"Despite early indications that the Libyan revolution might be a largely secular undertaking ... the very extremist currents that shaped the philosophies of Libya Salafists and jihadis like (Abd al-Hakim) Belhadj appear to be coalescing to define the future of Libya," wrote Michael S. Smith II, a principal and counterterrorism adviser for Kronos LLC, the strategic advisory firm that prepared the report.

Belhadj is considered one of the most powerful militia commanders in Libya as head of the Tripoli Military Council. As Fox News reported earlier this year, Belhadj is reported to be a former emir of an al Qaeda affiliate known as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group or LIFG. Founded in 1995 to set up an Islamic state or emirate inside Libya, it waged jihad against the regime of former Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi.

On Nov. 3, 2007, senior al Qaeda leaders announced that LIFG had officially joined Usama bin Laden's network, according to the State Department which designated LIFG as a terrorist organization.

Belhadj, who joined the group at its inception, had fought against the Soviets in Afghanistan in the late 1980s. He was arrested in Malaysia in February 2004, reportedly interrogated by the CIA, before he was sent home to Libya. He was released from prison in 2009 as part of a rehabilitation program.

In its report, Smith writes that a 400-page document authored by members of the LIFG in 2009 and widely depicted as a repudiation of al Qaeda and Islamic terrorism in general was largely misinterpreted by both media and policymakers in the West, and that helped foster support for the revolution in 2011.

"The resultant misapprehensions bolstered by insufficient analysis of the LIFG's 'revisions' have likely influenced decisions made in Washington and Brussels since February 17, 2011," reads the report.

This summer, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland was asked by Fox News about Belhadj, his connections to LIFG and whether he had a place within the Libyan transitional government.

"They're going to have to make their own decisions as all of these countries who have been in transition recently have had to make -- whether past action, past affiliation meets the smell test within the principles that they've laid out," Nuland replied.

Smith emphasized that traditionally Libyan operatives have been central to the al Qaeda mission.

"Libyans have been featured prominently in the history of core al Qaeda. Libyan LIFG member Abu Yahya al-Libi is regarded as core al Qaeda's top Sharia official and many analysts anticipated he would be appointed bin Laden's successor. His brother is Abd al-Wahad al-Qayid, a founding member of the LIFG who was one of the six LIFG leaders who authored the group's corrective studies while imprisoned in Libya."

The Kronos report says that "Libya is of such strategic interest" to al Qaeda that for years it was its own entity separate from its north Africa affiliate -- al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

Libya was considered important to al Qaeda because of its geographic proximity to Egypt and its perceived ability to "affect the jihadist political situation in Egypt."

For this reason, among others, al Qaeda's new leader Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahiri in April 2011 called on jihadis to prepare to mount an insurgency against any Western forces in Libya.

"I would like to alert my Muslim brothers in Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia and the rest of the lands of Islam that if the United States and the NATO forces interfere in Libya, it will be necessary for their neighbors ... and the rest of the Muslims to go forth to fight all of the mercenaries of (Muammar) al-Qaddafi and the crusaders of NATO," he said, according to a translation provided by Kronos.

The report, which includes lengthy translations from LIFG so law and policymakers may directly assess the group's stated intentions, also includes a series of questions for consideration. Among them: whether the transitional government in Libya is showing a willingness to cooperate with U.S. counterterrorism operations and whether the number of al Qaeda affiliated militants has grown in Libya since the death of Qaddafi.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/04/islamist-winter-new-report-suggests-extremist-views-winning-in-libya/

There's a SHOCKER! In the last year Obama has done more to empower jihadists/Islamists than any terrorist organization has managed in the last 20. He is a complete disaster in terms of foreign policy.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 09, 2012, 01:51:09 PM
Suspected Islamic Extremist Arrested in Alleged Florida Bomb Plot
Published January 09, 2012
FoxNews.com

URGENT: A 25-year-old man described as an Islamic extremist was arrested in an alleged plot to attack crowded areas in the Tampa, Fla., area with a car bomb, assault rifle and other explosives, authorities said Monday.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Sami Osmakac, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in the former Yugoslavia, was arrested Saturday night.

(http://a57.foxnews.com/static/managed/img/Scitech/156/88/terrorsuspect.JPG)
This photo, provided by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, shows 25-year-old Sami Osmakac.

Osmakac, from Pinellas County, allegedly told an undercover agent that "We all have to die, so why not die the Islamic way?'" according to a federal complaint.

FBI agents arrested Osmakac on Saturday after he allegedly bought explosive devices and firearms from an undercover agent. The firearms and explosives were rendered inoperable by law enforcement. The federal complaint says that shortly before his arrest, Osmakac made a video of himself explaining his motives for carrying out the planned violent attack.

He has been charged with one count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. His first appearance in federal court is scheduled for Monday at 2 p.m. ET.

Sources close to the investigation told Fox News that Osmakac was being "closely monitored by law enforcement" for months in what authorities have described as a "sting operation."

Federal officials said a confidential source told them in Sept. 2011 that Osmakac wanted Al Qaeda flags. Two months later, the federal complaint said, Osmakac and the confidential source "discussed and identified potential targets in Tampa" that Osmakac wanted to attack.

Osmakac allegedly asked the source for help getting the firearms and explosives for the attacks, and the source put him in touch with an undercover FBI employee.

On Dec. 21, Osmakac met with the undercover agent and allegedly told the agent that he wanted to buy an AK-47-style machine gun, Uzi submachine guns, high capacity magazines, grenades and explosive belt. During a later meeting, Osmakac gave the agent a $500 down payment for the items.

"According to the complaint, Osmakac also asked the undercover employee whether he/she could build bombs that could be placed in three different vehicles and detonated remotely, near where Osmakac would conduct a follow-up attack using the other weapons he requested," a press release from the Department of Justice said. "The undercover employee said he/she could possibly provide explosives for one vehicle. Osmakac also allegedly said that he wanted an explosive belt constructed to kill people."

On Jan. 1, Osmakac told the agent that he wanted to bomb night clubs, the Operations Center of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and a business in Tampa, Florida.

Osmakac told the undercover FBI agent that he wanted to detonate a car bomb and use the explosive belt to "get in somewhere where there's a lot of people" and take hostages.

He also allegedly told the agent that "Once I have this…they can take me in five million pieces," in an apparent reference to a suicide blast. During that meeting, the agent told Osmakac he could always change his mind about his plot.

Osmakac had created a "martyrdom video" and tried on a bomb belt before being arrested Saturday, law enforcement officials told Fox News.

Click for more on this story from MyFoxTampaBay.com

Fox News' Mike Levine and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/09/suspected-islamic-extremist-arrested-in-florida-bomb-plot/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on January 10, 2012, 08:49:11 PM
Free Republic
Browse · Search   Pings · Mail   News/Activism
Topics · Post Article
Skip to comments.

10th Circuit: Amendment Banning Sharia Law is Not OK
Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/10/12 | Ashby Jones
Posted on January 10, 2012 4:07:30 PM EST by AtlasStalled

Sometimes voters get behind an idea, and we think to ourselves, why? Why are they even bothering when that idea, were it to become law, would be struck down as unconstitutional faster than we can utter “temporary restraining order?”

We smugly revisited that thought on Tuesday upon hearing that the Denver-based 10th Circuit had upheld a lower-court ruling keeping an amendment to the Oklahoma constitution from becoming law.

The amendment, overwhelmingly approved by Oklahoma voters last year, prevents judges from basing rulings on international law — and specifically mentions Islamic law, often known as Shariah law.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 11, 2012, 08:42:51 AM
Al Qaeda in Yemen targets more American recruits
By Catherine Herridge
Published January 10, 2012
FoxNews.com

(http://a57.foxnews.com/static/managed/img/World/396/223/102410_awlaki.jpg)
This Oct. 2008 file photo by Muhammad ud-Deen shows Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen.

Anwar Al-Awlaki may have been killed in a drone strike last fall, but the American cleric's legacy is still a draw for potential American jihadist recruits, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are warning.

A new FBI/Homeland Security intelligence bulletin, first obtained by Fox News, says al Qaeda in Yemen, also known as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, is determined to cultivate new American recruits and suggests a new memorial video, released in late December after the American cleric's death in a CIA-led strike, may prompt his followers to act.
Related Video
 
Terror Suspect Arrested in Florida Bomb Plot
Alleged Islamist extremist charged

Prepared for federal, state and local law enforcement, analysts write that the new tribute video "encourages Western-based Muslims to commit violence," adding that the "video could inspire violent extremists in the West to conduct attacks."

Awlaki, who appears in the video released Dec. 20, speaks in English from beyond the grave, stating that "jihad against America is binding.”

While the bulletin states, "We have no indication that the timing of the video's release or any content ... is related to specific, ongoing plotting against the homeland," federal law enforcement and military are urged "to remain vigilant for signs of terrorist plotting and to report suspicious activities."

The warning was revealed as two new cases, one in Florida, the other in Maryland, underscore the threat of digital jihad. According to a criminal complaint released on Monday, 25-year-old Sami Osmakac was accused of attempting to use car bombs to target two Florida nightclubs, a sheriff's office.

Like Awlaki, Osmakac used the web to spread his alleged ideology of hate. Even after his arrest over the weekend, Osmakac's Youtube videos were still online. In one 12-minute tape, provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute, he rambles on about Allah, circumcision and Marxism.

In the second case, 24-year-old Maryland native Craig Baxam, a former member of the Army, made his first court appearance Monday after being accused of traveling to Somalia to join the al Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabaab. According to a criminal complaint, Baxam was radicalized on the Internet without any direct contact with a foreign terrorist organization. He allegedly read a piece about the day of judgment on an Islamist website.

As part of its ongoing investigation of the cleric, the Fox News specials unit has learned that federal investigators are focusing on a member of AQAP identified in the video as Abu Yazeed.

Yazeed is believed to be an American citizen who may have known Awlaki in the United States before traveling to Yemen to join the al Qaeda affiliate. A law enforcement source told Fox News that the appearance of Yazeed in such a high profile video was more evidence AQAP was drawing new American recruits despite al-Awlaki's death Sept. 30, 2011.

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Peter King, told Fox News that it is one thing to kill the cleric and quite another to kill his ideas.

"Al-Awlaki -- even though he is dead -- his impact is going to continue probably more than anyone in the Islamic terrorist world. He was able to connect with Americans and his tapes, his words, his impact is going to live on. We have to keep that in mind. Al-Awlaki is dead but unfortunately his hate lives on," said King, R-N.Y.

In May, the House Homeland Security launched an official investigation into the cleric and his possible role in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. King told Fox News in a phone interview that the FBI has not provided a single document -- over an eight month period -- to his investigators.

"We're in the situation where the FBI indicates that al-Awlaki was not really part of 9/11 but at the same time, (the FBI) does not make available to us all of the information we need. They still talk about ongoing investigations," King said. "On the one hand trying to downplay the significance of al-Awlaki as far as pre 9/11 but at the same time denying us access to information that we believe is necessary to really close this out -- to find out what the true impact and the true significance of al-Awlaki was in the events leading up to 9/11."

A spokesman for the FBI told Fox News that the bureau had briefed committee staff and a briefing was being scheduled with King.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/10/al-qaeda-in-yemen-targets-more-american-recruits/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 18, 2012, 03:30:39 PM
Group blasts Gingrich for limiting hires to Muslims who renounce Shariah law
By Joy Lin
Published January 18, 2012
FoxNews.com
 
The largest Muslim civil liberties group in the United States on Wednesday condemned Newt Gingrich for saying he would only hire Muslims to his administration if they renounced the use of Islam's Shariah law as a tool for U.S. government.

Calling Gingrich "one of the nation's worst promoters of anti-Muslim bigotry," the Council of American Islamic Relations suggested the Republican presidential candidate is a segregationist.

"Newt Gingrich's vision of America segregates our citizens by faith. His outdated political ideas look backward to a time when Catholics and Jews were vilified and their faiths called a threat," said CAIR Legislative Director Corey Sayolor in a statement.

"The time for bias in American politics has passed and Newt Gingrich looks like a relic of an ugly era," Sayolor said.

CAIR said the release was prompted by the candidate's remarks Tuesday in Columbia when, asked if he would ever endorse a Muslim running for president.

"It would depend entirely on whether they would commit in public to give up Shariah," Gingrich said.

"A truly modern person who happened to worship Allah would not be a threat, a person who belonged to any kind of belief in Shariah, any effort to impose it on the rest of us, would be a mortal threat," Gingrich told the crowd, adding that he's "totally opposed" to Shariah law being applied in American courts and favors a federal law that "preempts" its use.

This month, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Oklahoma ban on the application of "Sharia law" and "international law" in courts.

Pointing to the religious freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, CAIR defends Shariah law as a set of beliefs that "teaches marital fidelity, generous charity and a thirst for knowledge," and mandates that Muslims respect the law of the land in which they live.

Gingrich had a different interpretation of Shariah law, pointing to the, "rising Islamization of Turkey has been accompanied by a 1,400 percent increase in women being killed."

"When you look at the application of Shariah in places like Iran, when you look at churches being burned in Nigeria and Egypt, and that the decline of Christians in Iraq from a million, 200 thousand when the Americans arrived to about 500,000 today, I think it depends entirely on the person," he said.

"If they are a modern person integrated in the modern world and they are prepared to recognize all religions, that's one thing. On the other hand, if they're Saudis, who demand that we respect them while they refuse to allow Christians to worship in Saudi Arabia, that's something different," he continued.

Later in the day during a question and answer session in Aiken, S.C., Gingrich also called the Ground Zero mosque "a deliberate and willful insult to the people of the United States who suffered an attack by people who are motivated by the same thing."

"I think the time has come for us to have an honest conversation about Islamic radicalism. I don't think we should be intimidated by our political elites, and I don't think we should be intimidated by universities who have been accepting money from the Saudis and who, therefore, now have people who are apologists for the very people who want to kill us," he said.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/18/group-blasts-gingrich-for-limiting-hires-to-muslims-who-renounce-shariah-law/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: B_B_C on January 20, 2012, 03:29:37 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/20/three-muslims-convicted-gay-hate-leaflets

Three Muslim men from Derby have become the first people in Britain to be convicted of inciting hatred on the grounds of sexuality after they distributed leaflets calling for gay people to be killed.

In a landmark case, a jury at Derby crown court ruled that Ihjaz Ali, Kabir Ahmed and Razwan Javed had breached hate crime legislation by handing out the leaflets outside the Jama mosque, in Rosehill Street, Derby, in July 2010, as well as putting them through nearby letterboxes.

Sentencing was adjourned until 10 February. Two other men, Mehboob Hussain and Umar Javed, were found not guilty of the same charge.

One leaflet, entitled "Death Penalty?", showed an image of a mannequin hanging by the neck from a noose, accompanied by references to homosexual sex.

"The death sentence is the only way this immoral crime can be erased from corrupting society and act as a deterrent for any other ill person who is remotely inclined in this bent way," it said. The only dispute among "the classical authorities" of Islam was the method employed to carry out the death penalty, the leaflet claimed.

The men had admitted distributing the leaflets but pleaded not guilty to the charges. During the trial, the court heard that Ahmed had told police he did not believe that the views expressed in the Death Penalty? leaflet were wrong, but rather that they expressed what Islam says about homosexuality.

One witness told the jury he felt he was being targeted and feared he would "be burned".

After the verdicts, Sue Hemming, the head of the Crown Prosecution Service's special crime and counter-terrorism division, said: "Everyone has a right to be protected by the law and we regard homophobic crimes, along with all hate crimes, as particularly serious because they undermine people's right to feel safe.

"This case was not about curtailing people's religious views or preventing them from educating others about those views – it was that any such views should be expressed in a lawful manner and not incite others to hatred."

The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008, which came into force in 2010, made it an offence to stir up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation.

The CPS said it had had to establish not only that the leaflets were insulting and abusive, but also that they were threatening and had been distributed with intent to stir up hatred.

A second leaflet distributed by the men showed the word gay laid out as an acronym to read "God Abhors You". A third, called "Turn or Burn", showed an image of a person who appeared to be burning in a lake of fire, accompanied by the word homosexuals with a red line drawn through it.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on January 20, 2012, 09:54:23 PM
Afghan Pedophilia: A way of life, say U.S. soldiers and journalists
examiner.com ^ | 1-19-12 | Jim Kouri
Posted on January 20, 2012 10:32:07 AM EST by bayouranger

Apologists say that Bacha Bazi or 'Boy Play' is a very old cultural practice in Afghanistan and part of that nation's mainstream.

Citing the Afghanistan strategy review, Vice President Joe Biden reported "great progress" in the counterterrorism effort that has significantly degraded al-Qaeda and the Taliban, particularly their leadership. Lagging behind, he said, is progress on the counterinsurgency front – eliminating terrorist safe havens in Pakistan and building a stable Afghan government.

However, not once did Biden – nor Defense Secretary Leon Panetta -- mention Afghanistan's dirty secret – a large number of pedophiles and pederasts among the Afghan male population.

Pedophilia is a widely-accepted practice in southern Afghanistan, where "boys are given to older men for the sexual gratification of the elder and the sexual education of the child," say many returning U.S. troops.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 21, 2012, 11:01:52 PM
Quote
RADICAL ISLAMIC ATTACKS KILL AT LEAST 143 IN NIGERIA

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — A coordinated attack by a radical Islamist sect in north Nigeria’s largest city killed at least 143 people, a hospital official said Saturday, representing the extremist group’s deadliest assault since beginning its campaign of terror in Africa’s most populous nation.

Soldiers and police officers swarmed Kano‘s streets as Nigeria’s president again promised the sect known as Boko Haram would “face the full wrath of the law.” But the uniformed bodies of security agents that filled a Kano hospital mortuary again showed the sect can strike at will against the country’s weak central government.

Friday’s attacks hit police stations, immigration offices and the local headquarters of Nigeria’s secret police in Kano, a city of more than 9 million people that remains an important political and religious center in the country’s Muslim north. A suicide bomber detonated a car loaded with powerful explosives outside a regional police headquarters, tearing its roof away and blowing out windows in a blast felt miles away as its members escaped jail cells there.

Authorities largely refused to offer casualty statistics as mourners began claiming the bodies of their loved ones to bury before sundown, following Islamic tradition. However, a hospital official told The Associated Press at least 143 people were killed in the attack.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to release the death toll to journalists. The toll could still rise, since other bodies could be held at other clinics and hospitals in the sprawling city.

State authorities enforced a 24-hour curfew in the city, with many remaining home as soldiers and police patrolled the streets and setup roadblocks. Gunshots echoed through some areas of the city into Saturday morning.

Nwakpa O. Nwakpa, a spokesman for the Nigerian Red Cross, said volunteers offered first aid to the wounded, and evacuated those seriously injured to local hospitals. A survey of two hospitals by the Red Cross showed at least 50 people were injured in Friday’s attack, he said.

A Boko Haram spokesman using the nom de guerre Abul-Qaqa claimed responsibility for the attacks in a message to journalists Friday. He said the attack came because the state government refused to release Boko Haram members held by the police.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Saturday that he was “shocked and appalled” by the attacks in the former colony.

“The full horror of last night’s events is still unfolding, but we know that a great many people have died and many more have been injured,” Hague said in a statement. “The nature of these attacks has sickened people around the world and I send my deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of those killed and to those injured.”

President Goodluck Jonathan also condemned an attack he said saw innocent people “brutally and recklessly cut down by agents of terror.”

“As a responsible government, we will not fold our hands and watch enemies of democracy, for that is what these mindless killers are, perpetrate unprecedented evil in our land,” Jonathan said in a statement. “I want to reassure Nigerians … that all those involved in that dastardly act would be made to face the full wrath of the law.”

But Jonathan’s government has repeatedly been unable to stop attacks by Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is sacrilege” in the Hausa language of Nigeria’s north. The group has carried out increasingly sophisticated and bloody attacks in its campaign to implement strict Shariah law and avenge the deaths of Muslims in communal violence across Nigeria, a multiethnic nation of more than 160 million people.

Authorities blamed Boko Haram for at least 510 killings last year alone, according to an AP count, including an August suicide bombing on the U.N. headquarters in the country’s capital Abuja. So far this year, the group has been blamed for at least 219 killings, according to an AP count.

Boko Haram recently said it specifically would target Christians living in Nigeria’s north, but Friday’s attack saw its gunmen kill many Muslims. In a recent video posted to the Internet, Imam Abubakar Shekau, a Boko Harm leader, warned it would kill anyone who “betrays the religion” by being part of or sympathizing with Nigeria’s government.

“I swear by Allah we will kill them and their killing will be nothing to us,” Shekau said. “It will be like going to prayers at 5 a.m.”

Friday’s attacks also could cause more unrest, as violence in Kano has set off attacks throughout the north in the past, including postelection violence in April that saw 800 people killed. Kano, an ancient city, remains important in the history of Islam in Nigeria and has important religious figures there today.

Amid the recent unrest and attacks, at least two journalists have been killed in Nigeria. Journalist Enenche Akogwu, who worked as a correspondent in Kano for private news station Channels Television, was shot Friday while reporting on the attacks, colleagues said. In central Nigeria’s city of Jos, Nansok Sallah, a news editor for a government-owned radio station called Highland FM, was found dead in a shallow stream Thursday, the victim of an apparent murder, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/radical-islamic-attacks-kill-at-least-143-in-nigeria/



I think this is where some naive people make the argument that Muslims only blow up civilians because of US oppression or something.  ::)


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on January 24, 2012, 02:44:17 PM
http://www.pressandguide.com/articles/2012/01/14/news/doc4f10672d3e47d004412938.txt


Unbelievable.   


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on February 07, 2012, 07:40:22 PM
Father Held for Killing Infant (Muslim Father Kills Baby Girl for... Being a Girl...)
The Times of India ^ | Feb 7, 2012 | The Times of India
Posted on February 7, 2012 9:34:45 PM EST by DogByte6RER

Father held for killing infant

BEHRAMPORE: A man allegedly hurled his one-and-half- month-old daughter at Mangaljone Mathpara in Raghunathgunj on Sunday night. Manoyara Khatun's forehead was badly injured and she died of heavy bleeding. As the news spread, the villagers informed the police.

Majibar Rahman was had been upset with his wife for having giving birth to a girl. Kohinoor Bibi, the baby's grandmother said, "When he came yesterday with some medicines and baby food, we forgave him. How could we suspect that he would kill his own child? Such cruelty is unacceptable to us and even to Allah! Allah would surely punish him."

Abusing his wife for having given birth to a daughter, on Sunday,he snatched Manoyara and hurled her to the ground. He had allegedly also killed his first child.

"As I gave birth to a daughter, my husband was annoyed with me. We are poor and thus he wanted a son. He accused me regularly and did not even come to my father's house to see the baby. But I could not imagine that he could kill his own daughter. I demand exemplary punishment," said the baby's mother.

Annappa E, additional SP of Murshidabad, said, "Police have started inquiry. Majibar was absconding at first but we finally arrested him from Raghunathgunj."

In another incident, police found the body of a newborn at Ghatbandar on the banks of Bhagirathi in Behrampore on Monday noon. "The parents probably had brought the baby in a bag and left it there. The baby's head was smeared with blood," said police.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes. com ...


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on February 11, 2012, 11:07:48 PM
An Honor Beating in Arizona? Iraqi Woman; Iraqi Woman Beats & Ties Daughter to Bed
The Blaze ^ | 2/11/12 | Tiffany Gabbay
Posted on February 11, 2012 8:04:03 AM EST by Ernie Kaputnik

An Iraqi woman living in Phoenix has been arrested after admitting to beating her daughter and shackling the 19-year-old to a bed as punishment for speaking with a man. After the mother admitted to the crime and explained the catalyst was her “Iraqi culture,“ all elements bear the markings of an ”honor beating.”

Farhan resisted arrest and called out to other family members present to help her fight off police, according to court paperwork. Those family members also jumped into the fray and had to be restrained in the hospital’s emergency area, according to police.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 18, 2012, 06:41:34 PM
Authorities: Suicide attack on U.S. Capitol foiled
From Carol Cratty, CNN
updated 8:30 PM EST, Fri February 17, 2012

Washington (CNN) -- A 29-year-old man from Morocco was arrested Friday and charged with attempting to bomb the U.S. Capitol building in a suicide attack, authorities said.

Suspect Amine El Khalifi made an initial appearance in court and, if convicted, faces a maximum penalty of life in prison, according to the Justice Department.

He allegedly went to a parking garage near the Capitol on Friday and received what he thought was a vest with explosives and a firearm, both of which had been rendered inoperable by law enforcement. He was arrested before leaving the garage.

"Today's case underscores the continuing threat we face from homegrown violent extremists," said Assistant Attorney General for National Security Lisa Monaco. "Thanks to a coordinated law enforcement effort, El Khalifi's alleged plot was thwarted before anyone was harmed."

The suspect was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against government property. Authorities say the public was never in any danger.

As news of the arrest broke, the Senate had just wrapped up voting on a payroll tax cut extension deal. The House of Representatives had already voted on the deal and members had left, or were leaving. Tourists were also at the Capitol, as is usual.

During his initial court appearance, El Khalifi wore blue pants and a green T-shirt with the words "Ready in Season" on the back. He had short black hair, a trimmed, thin beard and tattoos on his inner arm. He stood straight, showed no emotion and did not speak.

A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Wednesday.

The suspect, an immigrant from Morocco, is in the United States illegally. He had been closely monitored as part of a lengthy and extensive undercover operation, police said, adding that U.S. Capitol Police had been "intimately" involved in the investigation.

The suspect entered the United States in June 1999 on a B2 visa -- which allows for trips for pleasure, tourism or medical treatment, according to an FBI affidavit. His visa expired that same year and he has been living in the United States illegally ever since.

In January 2011, a confidential source reported to the FBI that El Khalifi met with other individuals at a residence in Arlington, Virginia. A person there produced what appeared to be weapons and El Khalifi "expressed agreement with a statement by this individual that the 'war on terrorism' was a 'war on Muslim,' and said that the group needed to be ready for war," the affidavit read.

At another point, El Khalifi allegedly said he would "be happy killing 30 people," it said.

One law enforcement official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told CNN that authorities are searching two locations in Virginia in connection to the investigation -- one in Arlington, the other in Alexandria.

A second law enforcement official said El Khalifi is not connected to a terrorist organization and was acting alone.

El Khalifi thought he had met al Qaeda members who would assist him, but in fact he was dealing with undercover FBI agents, said the second source, who declined to say whether the FBI has audio or video recordings of the suspect talking to undercover agents about his plans.

A third source briefed on the matter said the suspect was identified through an existing criminal, not terrorism investigation. When asked about possible entrapment, the U.S. government source said the suspect went out on his own to buy component pieces for an improvised explosive device.

After news of the arrest broke, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor hailed the work of the FBI and the U.S. Capitol Police in thwarting the alleged attack.

"These brave members of our law enforcement community make daily sacrifices in their work to keep us safe and deserve tremendous credit for their efforts leading up to today's successful sting," he said.
President Barack Obama was informed on Thursday about the FBI's plan to arrest El Khalifi, a White House spokesman said.

Top congressional leaders were also briefed on the arrest and operation, a congressional source said, though it was not clear exactly when.

Unlike some other recent attacks on the Capitol, Friday's alleged suicide plot involved a suspect willing to kill himself.

In September last year, a federal grand jury indicted a man for allegedly plotting to use large remote-controlled model airplanes filled with explosives to attack the Capitol and the Pentagon.

A man was arrested in September 2008 two blocks from the Capitol after an officer spotted a rifle in his car.

And in July 1998, a gunman fired shots in the Capitol building, killing two U.S. Capitol Police officers.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/17/justice/us-dc-security-threat-arrest/index.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 25, 2012, 11:16:20 AM
2 American officers killed in Afghan ministry
By Nick Paton Walsh and Masoud Popalzai, CNN
updated 11:31 AM EST, Sat February 25, 2012

Kabul (CNN) -- The Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack Saturday inside the Afghan interior ministry that killed at least two American officers.

NATO and Afghan officials reported the deaths of two American officers inside the ministry in Kabul, prompting Gen. John Allen to order all military advisers with the International Security Assistance Force to withdraw from government ministries in the Afghan capital as a safety precaution.

According to ISAF, initial reports indicated that "an individual" turned his weapon against NATO service members. The agency did not provide the nationalities of the victims, but an Afghan police official confirmed they were American.

The two officers were found dead in their office from gunshot wounds to the head, the Afghan official said.

"I condemn today's attack at the Afghan Ministry of Interior that killed two of our coalition officers, and my thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the brave individuals lost today," said Allen, the ISAF commander.

"The perpetrator of this attack is a coward whose actions will not go unanswered," he added.

A Taliban spokesman said the attack was in response to the recent burning of Qurans at a U.S. base.

"The attacker is still alive and resisting and a second Mujahid managed to escape the ministry," Zabiullah Mujahid said in an email. "This comes amid our call to all Afghan security forces to turn their guns towards the invading forces who are the real enemies of our country and religion and kill them so they leave our country."

NATO and Afghan officials did not immediately confirm that the Taliban were behind the attack.

The Americans killed were a colonel and a major, the Afghan official said earlier.

"They were part of the advisory mission there," the official said. "At this stage we can't say why they were killed."

The investigation is ongoing, and it was unclear who the shooter was, the Afghan official said. However, it's unlikely that the gunman was an outsider who had infiltrated the ministry, he said.

The attack happened in a separate compound inside the interior ministry where as many as 10 Americans are based, the Afghan official said. Such an attack would have to be planned, he said.

Allen's order includes the interior and defense ministries, among others, the U.S. official said.

The U.K. Foreign Office announced that British officials working in Afghan ministries in Kabul have also been withdrawn, as a "temporary measure."

ISAF provides advisers in key ministries to help train Afghan officials. It is not clear to what extent, if any, ISAF's military training mission is affected by the attack.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/25/world/asia/afghanistan-americans-killed/index.html?hpt=hp_t1


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 17, 2012, 01:05:03 PM
Dang.   :-\

Bin Laden noted snidely that killing Obama would pave the way for Vice President Joe Biden to assume the presidency. The al Qaeda leader said Biden was "totally unprepared" for the job.


Bin Laden's final days -- big plans, deep fears
By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst
updated 7:27 PM EDT, Fri March 16, 2012

Washington (CNN) -- Tapping away at his computer in the study of the suburban compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that he called home for the last years of his life, Osama bin Laden wrote memos urging his followers to continue to try to attack the United States, suggesting, for instance, they mount assassination attempts against President Obama and Gen. David Petraeus.

While he urged his organization on to attack America, bin Laden was also keenly aware that al Qaeda was in deep trouble because of the campaign of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan and also because the brutal tactics of his followers had alienated many Muslims.

According to senior Obama administration officials who have reviewed the "treasure trove" of the thousands of documents that were picked up by the U.S. Navy SEALs from bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, the leaders of al Qaeda understood that the group they led was "beleaguered." CNN was given a briefing this week by senior administration officials who have been analyzing the documents.

Bin Laden wrote a 48-page memo to a deputy in October 2010 that surveyed the state of his organization. He was particularly concerned that al Qaeda's longtime sanctuary in Waziristan in Pakistan's tribal areas was now too dangerous because of the campaign of American drone strikes there that had picked off many of his key lieutenants.

According to a count by the New America Foundation, the CIA launched a record number of 118 strikes into the tribal regions during 2010, the year bin Laden wrote this memo.

Bin Laden advised his followers not to move around the tribal regions except on overcast days when America's all-seeing satellites and drones would not have as good coverage of the area.

He also urged his followers to depart the tribal regions for the remote Afghan provinces of Ghazni, Zabul and, in particular, Kunar, pointing out that the high mountains and dense forests of Kunar provided especially good protection from prying American eyes.

Bin Laden fretted about his 20-year-old son, Hamza, who had recently been released from house arrest in Iran, instructing his deputy to tell his son to move out of Waziristan. He also provided elaborate instructions about how Hamza might evade the surveillance of the American drones in the tribal regions by meeting members of al Qaeda inside a particular tunnel on the road between the western Pakistani town of Kohat and the city of Peshawar.

During his final days, bin Laden's world was filled with paranoia. He instructed that Hamza should throw out anything he had taken with him from Iran as it might contain some kind of tracking device, and that he should avoid the company of a man who might have ties to the Pakistani intelligence services.

Bin Laden also reminded his deputies that all internal communications should be made by letter rather than by phone or the Internet.

As a result, according to administration officials, bin Laden had to wait for responses to his queries to his deputies that could sometimes take up to two or three months to be delivered -- surely not an efficient way to run any organization.

Bin Laden also advised his lieutenants that when they kidnapped someone they should take many precautions during the negotiating process and also throw away any bags that contained ransom money because they might also contain a tracking device.

The spectacular set of self-inflicted mistakes made by al Qaeda's affiliate in Iraq weighed heavily on the minds of bin Laden and his top advisers. Privately, they criticized the brutal tactics of al Qaeda in Iraq, which had provoked a tribal uprising against al Qaeda that had dealt a large blow to the group's position in Iraq from 2006 onward.

Until the end, bin Laden remained fixated on attacking the United States, prodding his deputy to "nominate one of the qualified brothers to be responsible for a large operation in the U.S."

According to administration officials, bin Laden's number two, Ayman al-Zawahiri, pushed back, telling bin Laden it was much more realistic to attack American soldiers in Afghanistan than American civilians in the United States.

Bin Laden did urge his followers to scope out opportunities to attack President Obama or Petraeus while they were in Afghanistan. At the time, Petraeus was the commanding general of NATO soldiers in Afghanistan.

Bin Laden noted snidely that killing Obama would pave the way for Vice President Joe Biden to assume the presidency. The al Qaeda leader said Biden was "totally unprepared" for the job.

Above all, bin Laden constantly fretted about his media image, pointing out to his deputies that "a huge part of the battle is in the media."
For the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, bin Laden wanted his media team to emphasize particularly that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were one of the main reasons for the financial crisis in the United States. (Bin Laden bought his compound in Abbottabad with cash, so presumably he didn't quite understand the dimensions of the subprime mortgage debacle.)

One of his media advisers, who U.S. officials believe to be the American al Qaeda recruit Adam Gadahn, suggested bin Laden take advantage of the 9/11 anniversary in 2011 to record a 'high definition' videotape message that could be given to all the major American news networks, except to Fox News, which Gadahn said "lacks neutrality." It doesn't appear that bin Laden made such a tape.

Administration officials say it is strange that in all the documents recovered at the bin Laden compound there is no mention at all of al Qaeda's plot to use liquid explosives to bring down as many as seven American, British and Canadian passenger planes flying from Heathrow Airport in 2006. If this plot had succeeded it might have rivaled 9/11 as a spectacular attack.

Bin Laden moved into his Abbottabad compound either at the end of 2005 or sometime in 2006 and an administration official says that, perhaps, information about the Heathrow plot "got lost in the move."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/16/opinion/bergen-bin-laden-final-writings/index.html?hpt=hp_t1


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on March 18, 2012, 02:48:41 PM
Skip to comments.

Obama's Muslim Adviser: Assad Too Soft on Israel
INN ^ | 3/18/12 | Chana Ya'ar
Posted on March 18, 2012 3:58:17 PM EDT by Nachum

A Muslim adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama warned in a post on the Twitter social networking site last week that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can't deliver 'resistance to Israel.' The adviser, Egyptian-born Dalia Mohaded, is employed in the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, at the White House.

The tweet, posted on March 10 and picked up by the media watchdog Jihadwatch, read as follows: "To those siding w/Assad: he cannot deliver stability, protection of minorities, or resistance to Israel. He is a killer w/o legitimacy.”

The tweet has sparked numerous responses in media, on the Internet and on Twitter reflecting concerns that Mohaded appeared to be more concerned about the Syrian president's inability to carry out "resistance to Israel" -- which is a key U.S. ally -- than his compassion for his own people, and his murderous rampages against them.

More than 8,000 Syrians have died at the hands of government forces since the Arab Spring uprising a year ago sparked brutal retaliation by Assad loyalists against civilian protesters, including torture, rape and other atrocities. Many of the victims were women and children. Turkey has reported at least 14,000 refugees from Syria have crossed the border near Idlib into its territory; the United Nations estimates that more than 200,000 people have been left homeless by the burgeoning civil war in which Assad's troops have fired heavy artillery at city neighborhoods in order to suppress the uprising.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on March 19, 2012, 02:08:47 AM
White House Faith Advisor Pushes Back Over Anti-Israel Remarks
Breitbart ^ | 3/18/12 | Joel Pollack
Posted on March 19, 2012 1:14:17 AM EDT by Nachum

Dalia Mogahed, a member of President Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, is fighting controversy over her online remarks about Israel.

On March 10, Mogahed tweeted her opposition to embattled Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad, listing as one of his flaws the allegation that he "cannot deliver...resistance to Israel," though Syria has been implacably hostile to Israel for decades.

Until recently, the Assad regime sheltered the Hamas terrorist group, among other anti-Israel organizations, and recently organized a march on the Israeli border that was treated as a legitimate protest by the international media.

After bloggers noticed Mogahed's tweets, she began defending her remarks, explaining that they were aimed at Assad's supporters, and not Israel. However, it is clear from other, unrelated tweets that she also holds anti-Israel views.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on April 27, 2012, 11:08:53 PM
A year after SEAL raid that killed bin Laden core Al Qaeda 'essentially gone,' but affiliates remain a threat, officials say
Published April 28, 2012
Associated Press

WASHINGTON –  A year after the Navy SEAL raid that killed Usama bin Laden, the Al Qaeda that carried out the Sept. 11 attacks is essentially gone but its affiliates remain a threat to America, U.S. counterterrorist officials say.

Core Al Qaeda's new leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, still aspires to attack the U.S., but his Pakistan-based group is scrambling to survive, under fire from CIA drone strikes and lying low for fear of another U.S. raid. That has lessened the threat of another complex attack like a nuclear dirty bomb or a biological weapon, the officials say.

Al Qaeda's loyal offshoots are still dangerous, especially Yemen's Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP. While not yet able to carry out complex attacks inside the U.S., such groups are capable of hitting Western targets overseas and are building armies and expertise while plotting violence, according to senior U.S. counterterrorist officials who briefed reporters Friday.

"Each will seek opportunities to strike Western interests in its operating area, but each group will have different intent and ability to execute those plans," said Robert Cardillo, a deputy director at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The other officials were authorized to speak only on condition of anonymity.

The shift from a single, deadly group to a more amorphous threat may not seem much of an improvement. But the U.S. believes that the bin Laden raid and continued U.S. counterterrorist action have reduced the chance of a sophisticated, multipronged attack on the U.S. like the attacks of Sept. 11 or the deadly bombings in Madrid in 2004 and in London in 2005.

An attack with weapons of mass destruction -- chemical, biological or nuclear -- by any Al Qaeda-related terror group also seems less likely in the coming year, Cardillo said.

Al Qaeda's Zawahri has not managed to harness multiple groups into a cohesive force focused on a single, catastrophic attack, officials said.

Al Qaeda's key affiliates in Yemen, Somalia, Iraq and North Africa have pledged allegiance to Zawahri but, unimpressed with his leadership, "have not offered the deference they gave bin Laden," Cardillo said. Zawahri has a reputation as an abrasive manager and a less than charismatic speaker.

That loss of a single, charismatic voice likely means "multiple voices will provide inspiration for the movement," leading to a bout of soul-searching as to what the splinter groups want to target and why, Cardillo said.

"There will be a vigorous debate about local versus global jihad within and among terror organizations," he said.

Another potentially positive sign is Al Qaeda's failure to hijack the Arab Spring revolt in Egypt, Tunisia or Libya. On the negative side, the officials said, Al Qaeda is working hard to co-opt rebels in Syria.

If the political wrangling in any of the post-revolt nations fails to produce stable, responsive governments, Al Qaeda and its ilk may be able to seize the void, the officials said.

That's what has occurred in Yemen, where AQAP has taken full advantage of the local government's preoccupation fighting multiple political opponents. AQAP has grown in size and territory covered despite constant and expanded targeting by Yemeni and U.S. counterterrorist forces, the officials said.

Another threat they cited: Homegrown extremists, either lone actors or small groups inspired by Al Qaeda, who remain intent on committing violence.

The officials also noted that every time U.S. counterterrorist forces strike, they must take care to avoid everything from civilian casualties to hitting the wrong target, lest the blowback produce more enemies.
"The key challenge will be balancing aggressive counterterrorism operations, with the risk of exacerbating the anti-Western global agenda" of Al Qaeda and its affiliates, Cardillo said.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/28/year-after-seal-raid-that-killed-bin-laden-core-al-qaeda-essentially-gone-but/?test=latestnews


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on April 30, 2012, 02:21:54 PM
Documents reveal al Qaeda's plans for seizing cruise ships, carnage in Europe
By Nic Robertson, Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister, CNN
updated 3:08 PM EDT, Mon April 30, 2012
 
(CNN) -- On May 16 last year, a 22-year-old Austrian named Maqsood Lodin was being questioned by police in Berlin. He had recently returned from Pakistan via Budapest, Hungary, and then traveled overland to Germany. His interrogators were surprised to find that hidden in his underpants were a digital storage device and memory cards.

Buried inside them was a pornographic video called "Kick Ass" -- and a file marked "Sexy Tanja."

Several weeks later, after laborious efforts to crack a password and software to make the file almost invisible, German investigators discovered encoded inside the actual video a treasure trove of intelligence -- more than 100 al Qaeda documents that included an inside track on some of the terror group's most audacious plots and a road map for future operations.

Future plots include the idea of seizing cruise ships and carrying out attacks in Europe similar to the gun attacks by Pakistani militants that paralyzed the Indian city of Mumbai in November 2008. Ten gunmen killed 164 people in that three-day rampage.

Terrorist training manuals in PDF format in German, English and Arabic were among the documents, too, according to intelligence sources.

U.S. intelligence sources tell CNN that the documents uncovered are "pure gold;" one source says that they are the most important haul of al Qaeda materials in the last year, besides those found when U.S. Navy SEALs raided Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a year ago and killed the al Qaeda leader.

One document was called "Future Works." Its authorship is unclear, but intelligence officials believe it came from al Qaeda's inner core. It may have been the work of Younis al Mauretani, a senior al Qaeda operative until his capture by Pakistani police in 2011.

The document appears to have been the product of discussions to find new targets and methods of attack. German investigators believe it was written in 2009 -- and that it remains the template for al Qaeda's plans.

Investigative journalist Yassin Musharbash, a reporter with the German newspaper Die Zeit, was the first to report on the documents. One plan: to seize passenger ships. According to Musharbash, the writer "says that we could hijack a passenger ship and use it to pressurize the public."

Musharbash takes that to mean that the terrorists "would then start executing passengers on those ships and demand the release of particular prisoners."

The plan would include dressing passengers in orange jump suits, as if they were al Qaeda prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and then videotaping their execution.

Lodin and a man called Yusuf Ocak, who allegedly traveled back to Europe with him, are now on trial in Berlin where they are pleading not guilty. Ocak was detained in Vienna two weeks after Lodin's arrest.

According to a senior Western counterterrorism official, their names were on a watch list, and when they handed over documents at a European border crossing, their names registered with counterterrorism agencies.

Both men have pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges. Ocak is also charged with helping to form a group called the German Taliban Mujahedeen, and is alleged to have made a video for the group threatening attacks in Germany.

Prosecutors believe the pair met at a terrorist training camp in Pakistan's tribal territories and were sent back to Europe to recruit a network of suicide bombers.

"We do not know what those men were up to but there are certain files of information that would make it plausible that they were probably thinking of a Mumbai-style attack," says Musharbash.

In the fall of 2010, a year after the document was written, European intelligence agencies were scrambling to investigate a Mumbai-style plot involving German and other European militants -- which sparked an unprecedented U.S. State Department travel warning for Americans in Europe.

"I think it is plausible to think that the 'Future Works' document is part of that particular project," says Musharbash.

"Future Works" suggests al Qaeda was an organization under great pressure, without a major attack to its name in several years, harried by Western intelligence. If anything, its predicament is even more dire today.

"The document delivers very clearly the notion that al Qaeda knows it is being followed very closely," Musharbash tells CNN. "It specifically says that Western intelligence agencies have become very good at spoiling attacks, that they have to come up with new ways and better plotting."

Part of the response, according to the document, should be to train European jihadists quickly and send them home -- rather than use them as fighters in Afghanistan and Pakistan -- with instructions on how to keep in secret contact with their handlers.

What emerges from the document is a twin-track strategy -- with the author apparently convinced that al Qaeda needs low-cost, low-tech attacks (perhaps such as the recent gun attacks in France carried out by Mohammed Merah) to keep security services preoccupied while it plans large-scale attacks on a scale similar to 9/11.

Those already under suspicion in Europe and elsewhere would be used as decoys, while others would prepare major attacks.

That is yet to materialize, but Musharbash believes a complex gun attack in Europe is still on al Qaeda's radar.

"I believe that the general idea is still alive and I believe that as soon as al Qaeda has the capacities to go after that scenario, they will immediately do it," he says.

While "Future Works" does not include dates or places, nor specific plans, it appears to be a brainstorming exercise to seize the initiative -- and reinstate al Qaeda on front pages around the world.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/30/world/al-qaeda-documents-future/index.html?hpt=hp_t1


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 05, 2012, 09:50:17 AM
Author Geert Wilders: No Difference Between Islam, Radical Islam
Friday, 04 May 2012 05:29 PM
By Henry J. Reske and Kathleen Walter

Controversial Dutch politician and author Geert Wilders is speaking out against Islam, but unlike most Westerners he does not draw a distinction between Islam and radical Islam, but claims that they are the same.

Wilders is a member of the Dutch parliament and founder of the Party for Freedom. He said outspokenness about Islam has taken a toll on his life. He has been threatened with death, been taken court, and been banned from other European countries.

“Anybody who dares to speak out against this ideology called Islam will pay a heavy price,” he in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV. “I lived with my wife for six months in a prison cell for security reasons. We didn’t commit any crime. We lived in army barracks and safe houses. I always say if I spoke up, which I’m not planning to do, but just for argument’s sake, if I spoke out against Christianity, all those things would not have happened. We use the pen and, unfortunately, they use the ax.”

Wilders is a controversial critic of Islam, campaigning against what he sees as the "Islamisation of the Netherlands." He has compared the Quran to Hitler’s Mein Kampf, and has called for the book to be banned. He also advocates ending immigration from Muslim countries.

Wilders was banned from entering Britain for nine months in 2009; the ban was overturned in October 2009 after he appealed. In June 2011, he was acquitted of hate charges.

The author of “Marked for Death: Islam’s War Against the West and Me” said that Islam, “at the end of the day, will cost us our freedom, our freedom of speech.”

“I acknowledge the fact that the majority of the Muslims are law-abiding people,” he noted. “It would be ridiculous to even suggest that the majority of the Muslims are terrorists. They are not. There is only one Islam; this is the Islam of the holy book the Quran and the Islam of the prophet Mohammed. It’s not so much a religion, it’s an ideology.

“It’s an ideology that should be compared not with Christianity or Judaism, but with communism or with fascism. Let me give you one example: If you want to leave Islam ... the penalty for that is death. You have to be killed. This is not the case with Christianity or with Judaism. But it was the case in Nazi Germany or with Communist Russia. You have to see Islam for what it is because if we don’t, we will lose our free, Christian-based society.”

Wilders said that Islam has spread throughout Europe and led to honor killings, genital mutilation, and Sharia courts, aided by the “disease called cultural relativism.” He said that all cultures are not equal.

“In my book, I tell the American public, Europe is in very, very bad shape today and please don’t think that what’s happening to Europe today will not happen to America tomorrow,” he said. “It will happen to America tomorrow unless you fight for freedom, you fight for your own identity and you cut back on the Islamization of our society.”

One key bulwark in the fight against Islam is Israel.

“I know that we should all support the state of Israel,” Wilders said. “Israel is fighting our fight. Israel is exactly on the border of Jihad and reason and Israel is a beacon of light, a canary in a coal mine, so to say, in an area of darkness and tyranny. I believe that parents in America and Europe can sleep easily at night because Israeli parents lay awake at night worrying about their children defending our borders. The border of Jihad is our border.

“We share the same cultural values as Israel does. If Jerusalem falls, Athens will fall, Amsterdam will fall, and America will fall as well. They are fighting our fight. We should do anything possible to support the state of Israel. Certainly against this barbaric regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Geert-Wilders-Islam-radical/2012/05/04/id/438101


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 06, 2012, 09:54:46 AM
Attorney in hijab defends call for other women at 9/11 hearing to wear 'appropriate' clothing
Published May 06, 2012
FoxNews.com
(http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/World/Guantanamo_lawyer.jpg)
May 5, 2012: In this photo of a sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, Pentagon paid civilian defense lawyer Cheryl Borman, defense attorney of accused Sept. 11 co-conspirator Walid bin Attash, argues a point during the military hearing at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP/POOL)

The defense attorney who wore a traditional Islamic outfit during the rowdy arraignment of the accused Sept. 11 terrorists is defending her courtroom appeal that other women in the room wear more "appropriate" clothing to the proceedings -- out of respect for her client's Muslim beliefs.

Cheryl Bormann, counsel for defendant Walid bin Attash, attended the arraignment Saturday dressed in a hijab, apparently because her client insisted on it. She further requested that the court order other women to follow that example so that the defendants do not have to avert their eyes "for fear of committing a sin under their faith."

At a press conference Sunday at Guantanamo Bay, Bormann said she dresses in a hijab at "all times" when she meets with her client "out of respect" for his beliefs. Asked why she requested other women do the same, Bormann said, "When you're on trial for your life, you need to be focused."

Bormann, who is not Muslim, claimed the issue came up several years ago, when a paralegal wore "very short skirts" and it became a distraction for the defendants. She said that on Saturday, "somebody" was also dressed "in a way that was not in keeping with my client's religious beliefs."

"If because of someone's religious beliefs, they can't focus when somebody in the courtroom is dressed in a particular way, I feel it is incumbent upon myself as a counsel to point that out and ask for some consideration from the prosecution," she said. "Suffice to say it was distracting to members of the accused."

The clothing request was just one of several unusual moments during Saturday's lengthy and chaotic hearing.

The court hearing for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-defendants should have taken a couple of hours at most. Instead it lasted almost 13 hours, including meal and prayer breaks, as the men appeared to make a concerted effort to stall Saturday's hearing.

They knelt in prayer, ignored the judge, wouldn't listen to Arabic translations over their head sets and one even insisted on having the more than 20 pages detailing the charges against them read aloud, rather than deferred for later in their case as the judge wanted, which added more than two hours to the proceedings.

Defense lawyer James Connell said Sunday that a tentative trial date of May 2013 is a "placeholder" until a true date can be set for the trial.

"It's going to take time," said the chief prosecutor, Army Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, who said he expects to battle a barrage of defense motions before the case goes to trial. "I am getting ready for hundreds of motions because we want them to shoot everything they can shoot at us."

The defendants' behavior outraged 9/11 family members watching on closed-circuit video feeds around the United States at East Coast military bases. One viewer shouted, "C'mon, are you kidding me?" at the Fort Hamilton base in Brooklyn.

A handful of people who lost family members in the attacks and were selected by a lottery to attend the proceedings watched in the courtroom.
"They're engaging in jihad in a courtroom," said Debra Burlingame, whose brother, Charles, was the pilot of the plane that flew into the Pentagon. She watched the proceeding from Brooklyn.

The defense attorneys in the case have complained repeatedly about the proceedings and about the military tribunal system itself. Human rights groups and defense lawyers say the secrecy of Guantanamo and the military tribunals will make it impossible for the defense. They argued the U.S. kept the case out of civilian court to prevent disclosure of the treatment of prisoners like Mohammed, who was waterboarded 183 times.

A family member of one 9/11 victim spoke to reporters Sunday and said he has respect for the defense attorneys.
 
"They're doing their job," said Eddie Bracken of Staten Island, New York, whose sister Lucy Fishman died at the World Trade Center in 2001.

Bracken also read from a prepared statement which was directed at Mohammed. "You never killed the American spirit. Let freedom ring, let freedom ring, let freedom ring -- and that's what I have to say," he said.

Mohammed, the admitted 9/11 architect, and the four men accused of aiding the 9/11 conspiracy put off their pleas until a later date. They face 2,976 counts of murder and terrorism in the 2001 attacks that sent hijacked jetliners into New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The charges carry the death penalty.

Earlier Saturday, Mohammed cast off his earphones providing Arabic translations of the proceeding and refused to answer Army Col. James Pohl's questions or acknowledge he understood them. All five men refused to participate in the hearing; two passed around a copy of The Economist magazine and leafed through the articles.

Bin Attash was confined to a restraint chair when he came into court on Saturday, released only after he promised to behave.

Ramzi Binalshibh began praying alongside his defense table, followed by Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, in the middle of the hearing; Binalshibh then launched into a tirade in which he compared a prison official to the late Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi and declared that he was in danger.

"Maybe they will kill me and say I committed suicide," he said in a mix of Arabic and broken English.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/06/attorney-in-hijab-defends-call-for-other-women-at-11-hearing-to-wear/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Fury on May 06, 2012, 10:05:15 AM
Attorney in hijab defends call for other women at 9/11 hearing to wear 'appropriate' clothing
Published May 06, 2012
FoxNews.com
(http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/World/Guantanamo_lawyer.jpg)
May 5, 2012: In this photo of a sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, Pentagon paid civilian defense lawyer Cheryl Borman, defense attorney of accused Sept. 11 co-conspirator Walid bin Attash, argues a point during the military hearing at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP/POOL)

The defense attorney who wore a traditional Islamic outfit during the rowdy arraignment of the accused Sept. 11 terrorists is defending her courtroom appeal that other women in the room wear more "appropriate" clothing to the proceedings -- out of respect for her client's Muslim beliefs.

Cheryl Bormann, counsel for defendant Walid bin Attash, attended the arraignment Saturday dressed in a hijab, apparently because her client insisted on it. She further requested that the court order other women to follow that example so that the defendants do not have to avert their eyes "for fear of committing a sin under their faith."

At a press conference Sunday at Guantanamo Bay, Bormann said she dresses in a hijab at "all times" when she meets with her client "out of respect" for his beliefs. Asked why she requested other women do the same, Bormann said, "When you're on trial for your life, you need to be focused."

Bormann, who is not Muslim, claimed the issue came up several years ago, when a paralegal wore "very short skirts" and it became a distraction for the defendants. She said that on Saturday, "somebody" was also dressed "in a way that was not in keeping with my client's religious beliefs."

"If because of someone's religious beliefs, they can't focus when somebody in the courtroom is dressed in a particular way, I feel it is incumbent upon myself as a counsel to point that out and ask for some consideration from the prosecution," she said. "Suffice to say it was distracting to members of the accused."

The clothing request was just one of several unusual moments during Saturday's lengthy and chaotic hearing.

The court hearing for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-defendants should have taken a couple of hours at most. Instead it lasted almost 13 hours, including meal and prayer breaks, as the men appeared to make a concerted effort to stall Saturday's hearing.

They knelt in prayer, ignored the judge, wouldn't listen to Arabic translations over their head sets and one even insisted on having the more than 20 pages detailing the charges against them read aloud, rather than deferred for later in their case as the judge wanted, which added more than two hours to the proceedings.

Defense lawyer James Connell said Sunday that a tentative trial date of May 2013 is a "placeholder" until a true date can be set for the trial.

"It's going to take time," said the chief prosecutor, Army Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, who said he expects to battle a barrage of defense motions before the case goes to trial. "I am getting ready for hundreds of motions because we want them to shoot everything they can shoot at us."

The defendants' behavior outraged 9/11 family members watching on closed-circuit video feeds around the United States at East Coast military bases. One viewer shouted, "C'mon, are you kidding me?" at the Fort Hamilton base in Brooklyn.

A handful of people who lost family members in the attacks and were selected by a lottery to attend the proceedings watched in the courtroom.
"They're engaging in jihad in a courtroom," said Debra Burlingame, whose brother, Charles, was the pilot of the plane that flew into the Pentagon. She watched the proceeding from Brooklyn.

The defense attorneys in the case have complained repeatedly about the proceedings and about the military tribunal system itself. Human rights groups and defense lawyers say the secrecy of Guantanamo and the military tribunals will make it impossible for the defense. They argued the U.S. kept the case out of civilian court to prevent disclosure of the treatment of prisoners like Mohammed, who was waterboarded 183 times.

A family member of one 9/11 victim spoke to reporters Sunday and said he has respect for the defense attorneys.
 
"They're doing their job," said Eddie Bracken of Staten Island, New York, whose sister Lucy Fishman died at the World Trade Center in 2001.

Bracken also read from a prepared statement which was directed at Mohammed. "You never killed the American spirit. Let freedom ring, let freedom ring, let freedom ring -- and that's what I have to say," he said.

Mohammed, the admitted 9/11 architect, and the four men accused of aiding the 9/11 conspiracy put off their pleas until a later date. They face 2,976 counts of murder and terrorism in the 2001 attacks that sent hijacked jetliners into New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The charges carry the death penalty.

Earlier Saturday, Mohammed cast off his earphones providing Arabic translations of the proceeding and refused to answer Army Col. James Pohl's questions or acknowledge he understood them. All five men refused to participate in the hearing; two passed around a copy of The Economist magazine and leafed through the articles.

Bin Attash was confined to a restraint chair when he came into court on Saturday, released only after he promised to behave.

Ramzi Binalshibh began praying alongside his defense table, followed by Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, in the middle of the hearing; Binalshibh then launched into a tirade in which he compared a prison official to the late Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi and declared that he was in danger.

"Maybe they will kill me and say I committed suicide," he said in a mix of Arabic and broken English.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/06/attorney-in-hijab-defends-call-for-other-women-at-11-hearing-to-wear/

Why do we always have to be sensitive to their culture while they can be completely ignorant of ours?

Just take them out back and put two in the back of their skulls and save everyone the trouble.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Shockwave on May 06, 2012, 02:14:08 PM
Respect others ONLY if they respect you.
Why show others respect if they dont respect you? Thats bass fucking ackwards.
Respect is not given, it is earned, and that defense attorney is a fucking moron.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 06, 2012, 02:42:45 PM
Why do we always have to be sensitive to their culture while they can be completely ignorant of ours?

Just take them out back and put two in the back of their skulls and save everyone the trouble.

Definitely a double standard.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Shockwave on May 06, 2012, 02:44:37 PM
Definitely a double standard.
Its because we allow this.
If we said "Fuck you, you get no respect until you respect us, eat shit", they wouldnt even bother.
Theyre like fucking children with no discipline.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 06, 2012, 02:55:08 PM
Its because we allow this.
If we said "Fuck you, you get no respect until you respect us, eat shit", they wouldnt even bother.
Theyre like fucking children with no discipline.

We do allow.  We really carry the whole PC stuff too far sometimes.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 07, 2012, 01:52:39 PM
CIA thwarts Al Qaeda underwear bomb plot on anniversary of bin Laden's death, US officials say
Published May 07, 2012
Associated Press

  WASHINGTON –  The CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Usama bin Laden, The Associated Press has learned.

  The plot involved an upgrade of the underwear bomb that failed to detonate aboard a jetliner over Detroit on Christmas 2009. This new bomb was also designed to be used in a passenger's underwear, but this time Al Qaeda developed a more refined detonation system, U.S. officials said.

  The FBI is examining the latest bomb to see whether it could have passed through airport security and brought down an airplane, officials said. They said the device did not contain metal, meaning it probably could have passed through an airport metal detector. But it was not clear whether new body scanners used in many airports would have detected it.

  The would-be suicide bomber, based in Yemen, had not yet picked a target or bought his plane tickets when the CIA stepped in and seized the bomb, officials said. It's not immediately clear what happened to the alleged bomber.

  The operation unfolded even as the White House and Department of Homeland Security assured the American public that they knew of no Al Qaeda plots against the U.S. around the anniversary of bin Laden's death. The AP learned about the thwarted plot last week but agreed to White House and CIA requests not to publish it immediately because the sensitive intelligence operation was still under way. Once those concerns were allayed, the AP decided to disclose the plot Monday despite requests from the Obama administration to wait for an official announcement Tuesday.

  U.S. officials, who were briefed on the operation, insisted on anonymity to discuss the case.

  It's not clear who built the bomb, but, because of its sophistication and its similarity to the Christmas bomb, authorities suspected it was the work of master bomb maker Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri. Al-Asiri constructed the first underwear bomb and two others that Al Qaeda built into printer cartridges and shipped to the U.S. on cargo planes in 2010.

  Both of those bombs used a powerful industrial explosive. Both were nearly successful.

  The operation is an intelligence victory for the United States and a reminder of Al Qaeda's ambitions, despite the death of bin Laden and other senior leaders. Because of instability in the Yemeni government, the terrorist group's branch there has gained territory and strength. It has set up terrorist camps and, in some areas, even operates as a de facto government.

  But along with the gains there also have been losses. The group has suffered significant setbacks as the CIA and the U.S. military focus more on Yemen. On Sunday, Fahd al-Quso, a senior Al Qaeda leader, was hit by a missile as he stepped out of his vehicle along with another operative in the southern Shabwa province of Yemen.

  Al-Quso, 37, was on the FBI's most wanted list, with a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture. He was indicted in the U.S. for his role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in the harbor of Aden, Yemen, in which 17 American sailors were killed and 39 injured.

  Al-Quso was believed to have replaced Anwar al-Awlaki as the group's head of external operations.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/07/cia-thwarts-al-qaeda-underwear-bomb-plot-on-anniversary-bin-laden-death-us/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 08, 2012, 09:32:40 AM
Another one bites the dust.

Senior al Qaeda operative killed by airstrike in Yemen
By Hakim Almasmari, for CNN
updated 10:00 PM EDT, Sun May 6, 2012

Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) -- A senior operative of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula wanted for his role in the USS Cole bombing was killed by an airstrike in Yemen on Sunday, Yemeni officials said.
Fahd al Quso, 37, was killed while riding in a vehicle in the Rafdh district in Shabwa province, according to the officials.

Al Qaeda members confirmed the death in text messages to local media, saying al Quso died along with a companion identified as Fahd Lakdum.

Al Quso was indicted by a federal grand jury in New York in 2003 on 50 counts of terrorism offenses for his role in the October 12, 2000, bombing of the USS Cole in Aden, Yemen. The bombing killed 17 U.S. sailors.

In addition to al Quso's status as one of the most-wanted terrorists in Yemen, the FBI had offered a $5 million reward for any information leading to his capture.

He had been at large since escaping in April 2003 with eight others from a Yemeni prison, where they had been held on suspicion of involvement in the Cole bombing.

Earlier Sunday, two security officials told CNN that four Yemeni airstrikes killed six suspected al Qaeda militants and wounded two others in Lawder district of Abyan province.

The Defense Ministry said that 10 other suspected militants had been killed since Saturday morning in the same province's Zinjibar district.

The ministry said that the strikes were targeting two locations: a militant hideout and a training site.

Nine troops were wounded in Abyan's capital of Zinjibar when a mortar exploded, a senior Defense Ministry official told CNN. Two of the wounded were in critical condition, he said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the news media.

Local security officials said that the offensive has been the fiercest since last year, when the country began its anti-terrorism efforts.

More than 240 militants have been killed over the last month in Abyan alone, the security officials said.

"Al-Qaeda has been greatly weakened over the last two months and we expect them to evacuate strategic positions over the next two weeks," a senior official in Abyan who is not authorized to speak to the news media told CNN on condition of anonymity.

He said that 24 soldiers were killed during the same period of time.

Yemeni government military planes roam the skies of Abyan throughout the day, residents said.

"We wake up in the morning and see bodies laying on roads or near our farms. Most of the attacks take place late at night or early morning," said Yasser al-Numairi, a resident of Abyan.

The violence comes as newly elected President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi has vowed to increase the pressure on al Qaeda until they are eradicated from every Yemeni village.

"Our fight against al Qaeda will continue until the displaced citizens can return safely to their homes and terrorist operatives surrender and lay their arms," Hadi said Saturday night in a speech broadcast on Yemen Television.

The Interior Ministry said on Sunday that 14 suspected al-Qaeda militants were arrested in April and that it will continue hunting down terrorists nationwide.

Al Qaeda is seeking to take advantage of the political unrest in Yemen to expand into new areas of southern Yemen.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/06/world/africa/yemen-airstrikes/index.html?hpt=hp_t1


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 09, 2012, 02:40:57 PM
Would-be Al Qaeda bomber was CIA informant, officials say
Published May 09, 2012
FoxNews.com

WASHINGTON –  The would-be bomber in the airline plot was actually working as a U.S. intelligence informant, but the CIA had Al Qaeda fooled from the start.

Fox News has learned that a government source familiar with intelligence confirmed that an international sting operation infiltrated the Al Qaeda cell. The informant was apparently one and the same as the bomber got the device out.

Last month, U.S. intelligence learned that Al Qaeda's Yemen branch hoped to launch a spectacular attack using a new, nearly undetectable bomb aboard an airliner bound for America, officials say.

But the man the terrorists were counting on to carry out the attack was actually working for the CIA and Saudi intelligence, U.S. and Yemeni officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The dramatic sting operation thwarted the attack before it had a chance to succeed.

It was the latest misfire for Al Qaeda, which has repeatedly come close to detonating a bomb aboard an airliner. For the United State, it was a victory that delivered the bomb intact to U.S. intelligence.

The officials spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the operation. The cooperation of the would-be bomber was first reported Tuesday evening by The Los Angeles Times.

The FBI is still analyzing the explosive, which was intended to be concealed in a passenger's underwear. Officials said it was an upgrade over the bomb that failed to detonate on board an airplane over Detroit on Christmas 2009. This new bomb contained no metal and used a chemical -- lead azide -- that was to be a detonator in a nearly successful 2010 plot to attack cargo planes, officials said.

Security procedures at U.S. airports remained unchanged Tuesday, a reflection of both the U.S. confidence in its security systems and recognition that the government can't realistically expect travelers to endure much more. Increased costs and delays to airlines and shipping companies could have a global economic impact, too.

"I would not expect any real changes for the traveling public," said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers. "There is a concern that overseas security doesn't match ours. That's an ongoing challenge."

While airline checks in the United States mean passing through an onerous, sometimes embarrassing series of pat-downs and body scans, procedures overseas can be a mixed bag. The U.S. cannot force other countries to permanently adopt the expensive and intrusive measures that have become common in American airports over the past decade.

The Transportation Security Administration sent advice to some international air carriers and airports about security measures that might stave off an attack from a hidden explosive. It's the same advice the U.S. has issued before, but there was a thought that it might get new attention in light of the foiled plot.

The U.S. has worked for years to try to improve security for U.S.-bound flights originating at international airports. And many countries agree that security needs to be better. But while plots such as the Christmas attack have spurred changes, some security gaps that have been closed in the U.S. remain open overseas.

Officials believe that body scanners, for instance, probably would have detected this latest attempt by Al Qaeda to bring down a jetliner. Such scanners allow screeners to see objects hidden beneath a passenger's clothes.

But while scanners are in place in airports nationwide, their use is scattershot overseas. Even in security-conscious Europe, the European Union has not required full-body imaging machines for all airports, though a number of major airports in Paris, London, Frankfurt and elsewhere use them.

All passengers on U.S.-bound flights are checked against terrorist watch lists and law enforcement databases.

In some countries, U.S. officials are stationed in airports to offer advice on security matters. In some cases, though, the U.S. is limited to hoping that other countries follow the security advice from the Transportation Security Administration.

"Even if our technology is good enough to spot it, the technology is still in human hands and we are inherently fallible," said Rep. Adam Schiff, a member of the House Intelligence Committee. "And overseas, we have varying degrees of security depending on where the flight originates."

Al Qaeda has repeatedly tried to take advantage of those overseas gaps. The Christmas 2009 bombing originated in Amsterdam, where the bomber did not receive a full-body scan. And in 2010, terrorists smuggled bombs onto cargo jets, which receive less scrutiny than passenger planes.

In both those instances, the bombs were made by Al Qaeda's master bomb maker in Yemen, Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri. Officials believe this latest bomb was the handiwork of al-Asiri or one of his students.

In the meantime, Americans traveled Tuesday with little apparent concern.

"We were nervous -- for a minute," said Nan Gartner, a retiree on her way to Italy from New York's John F. Kennedy Airport. "But then we thought, we aren't going anywhere near Yemen, so we're OK."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/08/al-qaeda-bomber-was-cia-informant-officials-say/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 13, 2012, 07:40:46 PM
Reps. King, Rogers: Leak of Foiled al-Qaida Plot 'Criminal'
Sunday, 13 May 2012
By Newsmax Wires

WASHINGTON -- A leak of the operation that kept al-Qaida bombs off jetliners headed to the United States was a criminal act that endangered national security, congressional leaders from both parties said Sunday.

Rep. Peter King, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Mike Rogers all promised investigations into how information about the mission was leaked to The Associated Press early last week.

King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told CNN's "State of the Union" the premature leak of the operation to the AP was criminal and damaging.

"The FBI has to do a full and complete investigation because this really is criminal in the literal sense of the word to leak out this type of sensitive, classified information on a really almost unparalleled penetration of the enemy," King said.

"This was more secret than any operation I'm familiar with, even more secret than [the assassination of Osama] bin Laden." Yet, "The Associated Press apparently had the entire story."

The leak put lives at risk and the operation had to be cut short, King said. "It sends a signal to countries willing to work with us that we can't be trusted to keep a secret if in fact we are the ones who leaked it out."

The bombs, intended to be smuggled aboard an aircraft undetected and then detonated, bear the forensic signature of suspected al-Qaida bomb maker Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, who is believed to be hiding in Yemen with the group Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, officials have said.

"I think there was a bit of premature chest-thumping in this whole thing," Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told CBS's "Face the Nation."

"No national security operation ever should be used for a headline under any circumstances," suggesting someone with ties to the intelligence community had sought political gain from the operation.

Feinstein said that Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is the top security threat to the United States and the bomb maker thought to have created the two non-metallic explosive devices -- Hassan al-Asiri -- must be killed to safeguard U.S. national security.

"I am hopeful that we will be able to, candidly, kill this bomb maker and kill some of these other associates, because there is a dangerous process in play at the present time," Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, told "Fox News Sunday."

Officials have said a bomb obtained in last week's intelligence operation appears to be an upgraded version of the so-called "underwear bomb" that failed to bring down a passenger jet over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009.

A bomber from the al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen sent to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner last month was actually a double agent who infiltrated the group and volunteered for the suicide mission, intelligence agency officials have confirmed.

Saudi Arabia's intelligence agency, working with British intelligence and the CIA, placed the operative inside al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, with the goal of convincing his handlers to give him a new type of non-metallic bomb for the mission, officials said.

Western intelligence agencies have identified AQAP as among the most dangerous and determined al-Qaida affiliates in the world, dedicated in part to attacks on the West.

The double agent arranged instead to deliver the device to U.S. and other intelligence authorities waiting outside Yemen, the officials said.

The main charge was a high-grade military explosive that "undoubtedly would have brought down an aircraft," The New York Times reported, citing a senior U.S. official.

Feinstein said the leak early last week on the operation to the AP "is very serious."

"The leak did endanger sources and methods, and the leak I think has to be prosecuted," the senator said.

" ... It gives a tip off to AQAP to be more careful about who they use as their couriers, as their bombers. ... Criminal charges will go to the Department of Justice."

Feinstein was asked if current screening technology would identify this kind of bomb on an airline passenger. "For this particular material," she said, "candidly, no.

"I think Americans have to understand that this particular kind of explosive, non-metallic, is not easily detectable."

Consequently the flying public is going to have to tolerate more invasive searches, she said. "The American public has not been terribly sympathetic" to this, she said, but "it's very important that TSA [the Transportation Security Administration] keeps up its efforts."

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/al-Qaida-underwear-bomb-leak/2012/05/13/id/438877


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on May 13, 2012, 07:43:39 PM
Nothing going to happen.   Ghetto Bama needs a second term.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 21, 2012, 12:46:23 PM
Al-Qaida: Yemen Bomb Revenge for US War
Monday, 21 May 2012

Al-Qaida's wing in Yemen said a suicide bombing on Monday that killed 90 people was in revenge for what it called the U.S. war on its followers in southern Yemen and that it had targetted the Yemeni defence minister and his top commanders.

The group also warned in a statement received by Reuters that more attacks will follow if the military campaign in the southern province of Abyan did not stop.

"We will take revenge, God willing, and the flames of war will reach you everywhere, and what happened is but the start of a jihad project in defence of honour and sanctities," the statement, addressing Yemeni military commanders, said.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/alqaida-yemen-bombing/2012/05/21/id/439776


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 24, 2012, 11:21:10 AM
Texas man sentenced to 20 years in prison for trying to give money, equipment to Al Qaeda
Published May 24, 2012
Associated Press

HOUSTON –  A Texas man convicted of trying to sneak out of the U.S. to give Al Qaeda restricted military documents, GPS equipment and money was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday.

U.S. District Judge David Hittner also ordered Barry Walter Bujol Jr. to pay a $10,000 fine.

Bujol was convicted in November on charges of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and aggravated identity theft.

Prosecutors said Bujol, a U.S. citizen, sought to join Al Qaeda and provide it with money, two nonpublic restricted-access Army manuals and GPS equipment. He was arrested in May 2010 following a two-year investigation after using fake identification to sneak into a Houston port and board a ship bound for the Middle East.

The 31-year-old said he never intended to harm the United States or any American citizens, and that he had wanted to leave the country was because he was displeased with U.S. foreign policy. He said he wanted to become a better Muslim.

Authorities used an undercover informant who befriended Bujol and, posing as a recruiter for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, offered to help him travel to the Middle East. The informant wasn't a law enforcement agent.

Authorities said Bujol had previously made three unsuccessful attempts in 2009 to travel to Yemen or elsewhere in the Middle East.

Prosecutors also alleged Bujol exchanged emails with the U.S.-born cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, who had ties to Al Qaeda.

Al-Awlaki, killed by a U.S. drone strike in September in Yemen, is also believed to have exchanged emails with Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the killing of 13 people in the November 2009 shootings at Fort Hood in Texas.

According to court documents, Bujol used at least 14 email addresses to hide his activities from authorities and he advocated attacking U.S. facilities where military weapons were manufactured.

Bujol, who lived in Hempstead, about 50 miles northwest of Houston, was a student at nearby Prairie View A&M University.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/24/texan-convicted-helping-al-qaida-to-learn-fate/?test=latestnews


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 26, 2012, 11:25:46 AM
Kansas gov. signs measure blocking Islamic law
Published May 26, 2012
Associated Press

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a law aimed at keeping the state's courts or government agencies from basing decisions on Islamic or other foreign legal codes, and a national Muslim group's spokesman said Friday that a court challenge is likely.

The new law, taking effect July 1, doesn't specifically mention Shariah law, which broadly refers to codes within the Islamic legal system. Instead, it says courts, administrative agencies or state tribunals can't base rulings on any foreign law or legal system that would not grant the parties the same rights guaranteed by state and U.S. constitutions.

"This bill should provide protection for Kansas citizens from the application of foreign laws," said Stephen Gele, spokesman for the American Public Policy Alliance, a Michigan group promoting model legislation similar to the new Kansas law. "The bill does not read, in any way, to be discriminatory against any religion."

But supporters have worried specifically about Shariah law being applied in Kansas court cases, and the alliance says on its website that it wants to protect Americans' freedoms from "infiltration" by foreign laws and legal doctrines, "especially Islamic Shariah Law."

Brownback's office notified the state Senate of his decision Friday, but he actually signed the measure Monday. The governor's spokeswoman, Sherriene Jones-Sontag, said in a statement that the bill "makes it clear that Kansas courts will rely exclusively on the laws of our state and our nation when deciding cases and will not consider the laws of foreign jurisdictions."

Muslim groups had urged Brownback to veto the measure, arguing that it promotes discrimination. Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, said a court challenge is likely because supporters of the measure frequently expressed concern about Shariah law.

Hooper said of Brownback, "If he claims it has nothing to do with Shariah or Islamic law or Muslims, then he wasn't paying attention."

Both the Washington-based council and the National Conference of State Legislatures say such proposals have been considered in 20 states, including Kansas. Gele said laws similar to Kansas' new statute have been enacted in Arizona, Louisiana and Tennessee.

Oklahoma voters approved a ballot initiative in 2010 that specifically mentioned Shariah law, but both a federal judge and a federal appeals court blocked it.

There are no known cases in which a Kansas judge has based a ruling on Islamic law. However, supporters of the bill have cited a pending case in Sedgwick County in which a man seeking to divorce his wife has asked for property to be divided under a marriage contract in line with Shariah law.

Supporters argue the measure simply ensures that legal decisions will protect long-cherished liberties, such as freedom of speech and religion and the right to equal treatment under the law. Gele said the measure would come into play if someone wanted to enforce a libel judgment against an American from a foreign nation without the same free speech protections.

"It is perfectly constitutional," he said.

The House approved the bill unanimously and the Senate, with broad, bipartisan support. Even some legislators who were skeptical of it believed it was broad and bland enough that it didn't represent a specific political attack on Muslims.

"This disturbing recent trend of activist judges relying upon the laws of other nations has been rejected by overwhelming bipartisan majorities in both the Kansas House and Senate," Jones-Sontag said.

The measure's chief sponsor, Rep. Peggy Mast, an Emporia Republican, also has said all Kansans, including Muslims, should be comfortable with the new law, but she did not immediately respond Friday to telephone and email messages seeking comment.

Rep. Scott Schwab, an Olathe Republican, acknowledged that the measure merely "made some people happy" and that a vote against it could be cast politically as a vote in favor of Shariah law.

"Am I really concerned that Shariah law is going to take over the Kansas courts? No," he said. "I'm more concerned about getting jobs to Kansas."

The Michigan-based alliance advocates model "American Law for American Courts" legislation. Its website says, "America has unique values of liberty which do not exist in foreign legal systems, particularly Shariah Law."

During the Kansas Senate's debate on the bill earlier this month, Sen. Susan Wagle, a Wichita Republican described a vote for the measure as a vote for women's rights, adding, "They stone women to death in countries that have Shariah law."

Hooper said supporters of such proposals have made it clear they are targeting Islamic law.

"Underlying all of this is demonizing Islam and marginalizing American Muslims," he said.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/26/kansas-gov-signs-measure-blocking-islamic-law/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 27, 2012, 10:52:06 AM
NYPD Muslim surveillance legal, New Jersey officials say
Published May 26, 2012
Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. –  New York City police did not violate New Jersey laws when they conducted surveillance of Muslim businesses, mosques and student groups, Gov. Chris Christie's administration said Thursday following a three-month review, a finding that angered Muslim leaders who had sought a clampdown on the cross-border police operations.

The conclusion by Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa, a Christie appointee asked by the governor to look into the spying, means New Jersey Muslims have no state recourse to stop the New York Police Department from infiltrating student groups, videotaping mosque-goers or collecting their license plate numbers as they pray.

Such operations were part of a widespread NYPD program to collect intelligence on Muslim communities both inside New York and beyond. Undercover officers and informants eavesdropped in Muslim cafes and monitored sermons, even when there was no evidence of a crime. The result was that many innocent business owners, students and others were cataloged in police files.

The interstate surveillance efforts, revealed by The Associated Press earlier this year, angered many Muslims and New Jersey officials. Some, like Newark Mayor Cory Booker and the state's top FBI official, criticized the tactics. Others, like Christie, focused more on the fact that the NYPD didn't tell New Jersey exactly what it was up to.

In response, Chiesa launched what he described as a fact-finding review. That review concluded that the NYPD's operations violated no state laws, either civil or criminal.

Further, authorities found that New Jersey has no laws barring outside law enforcement agencies from secretly conducting operations in the state, representatives of the attorney general's office told the AP. However, New York police have agreed to meet with New Jersey law enforcement regularly to discuss counterterrorism intelligence and operations, the attorney general said.

Chiesa, the governor's former chief counsel and a longtime confidante, outlined the state's findings in closed-door meetings Thursday afternoon with Muslim leaders.

"We remain committed to striking the appropriate balance of ensuring the safety of our citizens through vigilance in fighting terrorism, while not undermining the public's confidence in how we approach that mission," Chiesa said in a written statement.

Muslim leaders said they were told that every instance of NYPD activity in New Jersey had been justified by a lead, but that the attorney general would not provide any details on the nature of any of those leads, saying the fact-finding was ongoing.

They said that they did not find the assertion credible and that their efforts to maintain communication between the community and law enforcement would be hurt by the findings that the NYPD had done nothing wrong — and could keep doing what they have been doing.

"It was basically an, 'FYI, good Thursday afternoon, let it die in the media before the Memorial Day weekend,'" said Mohamed El-Filali, executive director of the Islamic Center of Passaic County, across the Hudson River from New York. If the surveillance of every mosque, burger joint and barbershop targeted was justified, he asked, why were no arrests made?

Aref Assaf of the American Arab Forum said the attorney general made them feel like second-class citizens.

"I said to him it's not only insulting, it's offensive to our sense of justice, that you bring us to Trenton to tell us that you accept as legal and valid the actions of the NYPD, and I will not be surprised if you're issuing an order informing your law enforcement officials that they too can spy on American Muslisms because if it's legal for NYPD, than it must be legal for NJ to do the same."

The Muslim leaders said they would consider all legal options, including renewed appeals for action by the U.S. Justice Department. A federal civil rights lawsuit has also been considered.

The governor was not at the meetings. He was on a visit at the same time to Atlantic City. Asked about the findings, he said: "I have every confidence in Attorney General Chiesa. If that's what he determined, it's good enough for me."

The NYPD has long maintained that its operations were lawful and necessary to keep the city safe. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the NYPD can gather intelligence anywhere in the country it wants and is not required to tell local authorities. NYPD lawyers say they are not bound by jurisdictional lines because they are just collecting intelligence, not making arrests or otherwise acting as police.

Told of New Jersey's findings, Bloomberg's spokesman, Marc La Vorgna, said in a statement: "We've said it time and again, NYPD has kept the city safe and they conduct their work legally."

The attorney general said a directive he issued requires all New Jersey law enforcement agencies to notify the New Jersey State Police Counter-Terrorism Bureau and the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness if they hear of outside departments working in New Jersey. The state agencies will then coordinate with the Joint Terrorism Task Force, of which the NYPD is a member.

Chiesa said he is also establishing a Muslim outreach committee.

Christie, who was the U.S. attorney for the state at the time of the New Jersey surveillance, has said he didn't recall ever being briefed on the NYPD operations. He was one of several state and federal officials who had earlier criticized the NYPD's conduct in New Jersey, accusing the agency of acting like "masters of the universe" by sending agents into his state.

New Jersey's FBI chief, Michael Ward, also has been critical of the NYPD for not conducting the operations within the umbrella off the Joint Terrorism Task Force, to which the NYPD belongs. He said the actions undermined the bureau's own efforts by sowing distrust of authorities among Muslims and weakened national security.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/26/nypd-muslim-surveillance-legal-new-jersey-officials-say/?test=latestnews


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 04, 2012, 01:19:13 PM
 :-\


Kuwaiti court sentences man to 10 years for Twitter 'insults'
Published June 04, 2012
FoxNews.com

KUWAIT CITY –  A defense lawyer in Kuwait says a court has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for Twitter posts deemed insulting to Islam and to the rulers of Gulf allies Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

The case appears to reflect a growing conservative influence in Kuwait.

Judge Hisham Abdullah delivered the written verdict, finding Hamad al-Naqi guilty of all charges, a court secretary told Reuters.

The judge found him guilty of insulting the Prophet, the Prophet's wife and companions, mocking Islam, provoking sectarian tensions, insulting the rulers of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain and misusing his mobile phone to spread the comments.

"The prison sentence is long, but we have the chance to appeal," Khaled al-Shatti said.

The sentence was the maximum that Naqi could have received, Shatti said, according to Reuters.

Shatti is quoted Monday in Gulf media reports as saying his client has a chance to appeal the sentence. Under Kuwaiti law, the defense can file an appeal within 20 days of the verdict; jail sentences have been reduced in the past for similar convictions.

Al-Naqi claims his Twitter account was hacked.

Plaintiff Dowaem al-Mowazry argued in court that al-Naqi must be made an example of, writing in a text message that "This verdict is a deterrent to those who insult the Prophet Muhammad, his companions and the mothers of the believers."

Bahrain's Sunni monarchy has waged nearly 16 months of crackdowns against a Shiite-led uprising. Bahrain's rulers are strongly aided by neighboring Saudi Arabia.

Dozens of Sunni Muslim activists and lawmakers protested against al-Naqi shortly after his arrest, and he was attacked in jail by a fellow inmate, according to the Interior Ministry, Reuters reports.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/06/04/kuwait-court-gives-10-years-for-twitter-insults/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on June 04, 2012, 07:30:15 PM
Muslim Yelling "Allahu Akbar" Beheads His Wife In Front of Their Six Children Before Throwing Her
Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6/4/12 | Pamela Geller
Posted on June 4, 2012 9:55:12 PM EDT by Nachum

Orhan Sircasi threw his wife's head from the roof of the apartment building, landing in the courtyard below (pictured)

Orhan Sircasi threw his wife's head from the roof of the apartment building, landing in the courtyard below (pictured)

After he lunged at police with the severed head of his wife he threw it from the roof of his five storey apartment building to the street below.

He was overpowered on the rooftop in Berlin and taken into custody.

Then officers entered the apartment in the Kreuzberg district of the capital to find the dismembered body of his wife and the six children aged from nine months to ten years.

'They were in a terrible state,' said a neighbour. 'He made them watch as he butchered their mother then cut her up into little pieces.'


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 05, 2012, 11:44:36 AM
U.S. official: Al Qaeda leader killed in drone strike in Pakistan
By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 1:49 PM EDT, Tue June 5, 2012

(CNN) -- Abu Yahya al-Libi, the No. 2 man in al Qaeda and a longtime public face of the terror network, has been killed by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

His death marks one of the most significant blows to al Qaeda since the U.S. military killed Osama bin Laden in a daring nighttime raid in Pakistan a year ago.

Al-Libi was second-in-command behind al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who took the helm after bin Laden's death.

"There is no one who even comes close in terms of replacing the expertise (al Qaeda) has just lost," said the U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Al-Libi "played a critical role in the group's planning against the West, providing oversight of the external operations efforts," the official told CNN.

"Zawahiri will be hard-pressed to find any one person who can readily step into Abu Yahya's shoes," the official said. "In addition to his gravitas as a longstanding member of AQ's leadership, Abu Yahya's religious credentials gave him the authority to issue fatwas, operational approvals, and guidance to the core group in Pakistan and regional affiliates."

The Monday strike was the third such deadly attack in as many days and the 21st suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan this year. At least six missiles were fired at a militant compound near the town of Mir Ali in the North Waziristan region near the Afghanistan border.

. . . .

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/05/world/asia/pakistan-drone-libi/index.html?hpt=hp_t1


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 15, 2012, 11:08:17 PM
I wonder if the Obama Administration still considers the Fort Hood shooting "workplace violence," and not terrorism?

American cleric used more than 60 email accounts to reach followers, including Hasan


The American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki used more than 60 email addresses and sent several thousand emails to his followers, some with encryption and code words, while under FBI surveillance -- according to a five-month investigation by Fox News. Some of those emails were exchanged with accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan. 

"Fox Files: The Enemy Within," which debuts on Fox News Channel June 15 at 10 p.m. ET, draws on exclusive interviews and first-hand accounts of the Fort Hood massacre which killed 13 and injured at least 43 others on Nov. 5, 2009. For the first time, victims of the shooting, as well as senior investigators, break their silence about the worst act of terrorism on U.S. soil since 9/11. 

"He (Anwar al-Awlaki) was incredibly busy. He -- during his peak period -- had upwards of 60 email accounts that he was using at any given time," retired FBI agent Keith Slotter told Fox Files. 

Slotter, whose career spanned 25 years at the Bureau, was the special agent in charge of the San Diego field office from 2007 to 2012. His agents at the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), which included detailees assigned to the FBI, tracked the cleric who was the public face of Al Qaeda 2.0 and the new digital jihad. 

Since the attacks of 9/11, there are now more than 100 JTTFs across the country. 

But in the 2011 Senate Homeland Security Committee investigation of the Fort Hood massacre, the FBI came under criticism for failing to act as an "effective interagency information sharing and operation coordination mechanism."  
 
In other words, at times the FBI failed to share key information with intelligence analysts under their supervision. 

Slotter, who now works at a private international investigative firm specializing in cyber crime and digital forensics, characterized the number as "thousands of emails ... over a three-year period, tens of thousands." 

By 2009, the cleric, the first American on the CIA's kill-or-capture list, understood he was the target of U.S. and foreign intelligence services. Fox Files has learned al-Awlaki shunned the use of phones and turned to his keyboard because he believed email communications were more secure. 

"He'd let some (emails accounts) go dark, and he'd use 10 or 15, and then those would go dark, and he'd go to a different set. So he was constantly revolving," Slotter explained. "As you can imagine with that many accounts, it was quite a lot to stay on top of." 

Asked how much of it was encrypted or used code words, Slotter replied: "I'll simply say, some was encrypted. And leave it at that. I don't want to get into the technological aspects." 

Slotter has reviewed the emails between al-Awlaki and Major Hasan. The former FBI agent went to them many times after the attack to consider if anything was missed. 

"I reviewed those emails many times. I had them bound on my desk, had all of them. There was nothing really in there that would indicate al-Awlaki prompting Major Hasan to do something." 

Also in 2009, at the same time al-Awlaki was exchanging emails with Hasan, Fox Files has confirmed the radical American cleric was sending highly encrypted emails calling for a major terrorist attack. 

British court documents obtained by Fox Files through the Freedom of Information Act show the highly encrypted emails included specific operational instructions to blow up a British plane heading to the United States. The recipient -- Rajib Karim -- is now serving 30 years in a British jail. 

While the 19 emails between al-Awlaki and Hasan appear much less specific, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said the mere contact between an Army officer and a known extremist should have led to more action by federal and military investigators. 

"I have read the emails and they should have given rise to alarm," Collins said. "Just the fact that a member of our Armed Forces was communicating at all with a radical cleric in Yemen should have given rise to an investigation that was thorough and complete." 

Army Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning, who was shot six times at Fort Hood, told Fox News that he heard Hasan scream "allahu akbar." 

Manning spoke exclusively to Fox Files about the massacre. At one point, Manning said he pretended to be dead fearing the shooter would try to finish him off if he appeared only wounded. 

"You could lose your security clearance in the Army for having bad credit and be kicked out of the Army. But you can't lose your security clearance for talking to, uh, a member of Al Qaeda, through e-mail. I mean, it doesn't make any sense." 

Fox Files requested an interview with FBI Director Robert Mueller to discuss the Fort Hood shooting and the independent review by former FBI and CIA director Judge William Webster. The FBI has yet to respond to the formal request.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/14/al-awlaki-used-dozens-email-accounts-to-reach-followers-including-hasan/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 20, 2012, 06:51:33 PM
GOP Rep. King defends hearings on Muslim radicalization, terrorism ties

GOP Rep. Peter King on Wednesday defended hearings on the so-called radicalization of American Muslims and how that potentially leads to terrorism – amid continued arguments about the need and appropriateness of such hearings.

The meeting was the fifth such for the House Committee on Homeland Security -- led by the New York congressman and created after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

“The overwhelming majority of American Muslims are outstanding Americans,” King said, however, the threat of radicalism is “a clear and present danger to national security.”

King faced some of the strongest objections from Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, the committee’s ranking Democrat.

Thompson said he couldn’t recall a congressional meeting called to reflect on previous meetings and argued committee members must make clear the Muslim community “is part of the solution, not the problem.”

He was joined in opposition by Faiza Patel, co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice.

She argued that Muslims who become so-called radical Muslims do not automatically become terrorists and that Muslims account for only 1 percent of the U.S. population.

M. Zuhdi Jasser, a doctor and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, argued that 90 percent of terrorist crimes are carried out by that 1 percent.

On the issue of whether future meeting should include testimony from experts with security clearance, King said, “The purpose (of the meetings) are to have from the community … to connect with real people.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/20/gop-rep-king-defends-hearing-on-radicalization-muslims-ties-to-terrorism/?test=latestnews


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 24, 2012, 05:29:33 PM
Insurgents strike Afghan hotel, NATO says
June 21, 2012|From Nick Paton Walsh, CNN


Afghan and NATO troops were attempting to push back an insurgent attack on a hotel outside Kabul early Friday, with at least one Afghan police officer killed, Afghan and allied officials said.Kabul Police Chief Mohammed Ayoub Salangi said the standoff began before midnight Thursday (3:30 p.m. ET), when three attackers with a variety of weapons attacked the Spozhmai hotel and restaurant at Lake Qargha, west of the Afghan capital.  Salangi said the hotel hosted an outdoor dinner that drew a large number of Afghans, "including women and children," and that one police officer was among the dead.The Taliban, the Islamic fundamentalist militia that once ruled most of the country, said its fighters targeted the hotel because it was hosting NATO personnel and diplomats, as well as "different types of debauchery."Salangi said Afghan forces moved against the attackers slowly overnight to avoid civilian casualties.Friday morning, camouflaged soldiers rode near the scene in military vehicles and helicopters hovered in the sky as shots continued to ring out

"Definitely civilians are stuck in the hotel's garden, but we can't say if they are hostages or just caught in the ongoing situation," Salangi said. "We did not take any action in the dark because of the risk to civilians, but now we have begun our attack and killed one attacker, and injured another."

There was no immediate indication of any NATO casualties, said Maj. Adam Wojack, a spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force.The attack comes after several days of high-profile strikes aimed at allied troops and Afghan security forces, including bombings in two restive provinces in the country's east that killed at least 29 people, including three American soldiers, on Wednesday. It also comes nearly a year after an insurgent assault on Kabul's Hotel Inter-Continental, which left the nine attackers and 12 others dead.

In an e-mail, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the targets were Westerners.

He said the attackers were armed with suicide vests, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns.

"Every night people come here for different types of debauchery, but on Thursday night, the number increases, including foreigners who come here and they hold anti-Islamic ceremonies," Mujahid said. "Tonight, according to our information, a number of ISAF and embassy diplomats from foreign countries have been invited by some senior Kabul administration officials and are now under attack."

He said the Taliban were fighting government forces outside the hotel and had killed tens of government officials and foreigners, but the insurgents regularly inflate casualty figures.

http://articles.cnn.com/2012-06-21/asia/world_asia_afghanistan-violence_1_troops-and-afghan-security-afghan-police-officer-insurgent-assault?_s=PM:ASIA


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 26, 2012, 05:55:06 PM
Yemen says Al Qaeda land mines killed 73 in week
Published June 26, 2012
Associated Press

SANAA, Yemen –  Land mines planted by Al Qaeda militants before they fled key southern Yemen strongholds have killed 73 civilians over the past week, Yemeni officials said Tuesday.

Engineering teams have removed some 3,000 land mines around Zinjibar and Jaar, according to the governor's office in Abyan province.

Government troops captured both towns in a two-month offensive to uproot Al Qaeda fighters from large swaths of land they captured during last year's political turmoil. Mines left behind killed 73 residents, the officials said.

The statement also said Jaar residents have found the bodies of 20 militants and two soldiers killed in last week's fighting.

Muqbel Shaddad, a Jaar resident, said over the phone that the bodies were scattered in bushes and around the countryside.

An Interior Ministry official said five Al Qaeda militants detained for carrying out terrorist attacks escaped Tuesday from a prison in the port city of Hudayda.

He said one of the detainees was believed to be a senior Al Qaeda member.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief reporters, said the ministry has started an investigation to determine who helped them to escape.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/06/26/yemen-says-al-qaeda-land-mines-killed-73-in-week/?test=latestnews


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 30, 2012, 11:57:13 AM
Fort Hood Shooting Trial Date Set for August
Friday, 29 Jun 2012

A military judge ruled Friday against delaying the trial of the Fort Hood shooting suspect, an Army psychiatrist who remains banned from the courtroom because his beard violates Army regulations.

Maj. Nidal Hasan's trial will proceed as scheduled, beginning on Aug. 20. Defense attorneys wanted the trial moved to December, saying they needed more time to prepare.

But the judge, Col. Gregory Gross, said the defense already had plenty of time. Prosecutors had indicated they were ready for trial last fall, but the court-martial was set for March and postponed first to June and then August — all at the request of the defense team.

(http://www.newsmax.com/getattachment/db625ab9-3abd-41d0-9c03-2719a61317a9/hasan-(1).jpg.aspx)
The beard Hasan has grown is keeping him out of the military courtroom (AP Photo)

Hasan faces the death penalty if convicted of 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the 2009 attack on the Texas Army post.

Gross said Friday that top Army officials had rejected Hasan's request for a religious exemption — due to his Islamic faith — to the rule banning beards. An appeals court also denied a defense request to overturn the judge's decision last week to bar Hasan from the courtroom unless he shaves.

Hasan watched Friday's hearing from a closed-circuit television in a nearby room, as he did during last week's hearing.

"I could have him held down and have someone shave him, but I'm not prepared to do that at this time," Gross said.

Gross also denied a defense request to step down as the trial judge, disputing allegations that he was biased against Hasan.

Lead defense attorney Lt. Col. Kris Poppe said the judge had asked defense attorneys to clean up a court restroom after Gross found a medical waste bag, adult diaper and what appeared to be feces on the floor after a hearing earlier this month.

Hasan, who is paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by police the day of the rampage, has to wear adult diapers — but the mess in the restroom that day was mud from a guard's boots, Poppe said.

Poppe also said that Hasan often gets cold because of his paralysis and had been allowed to wear a knit cap in court. But when Hasan showed up with a beard June 8, the judge ordered the cap removed because defense attorneys didn't have a doctor's note specifying why Hasan needed it, Poppe said.

Gross said that he always makes sure his courtroom and nearby areas are tidy and has the right to ask those responsible for messes to clean them. He said he has accommodated the defense team regarding scheduling and requests.

http://www.newsmax.com/US/Fort-Hood-shooting-Hasan/2012/06/29/id/444037


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on July 03, 2012, 04:43:58 PM

Outrage builds as Egypt presses for release of blind sheik behind '93 WTC attack
By Perry Chiaramonte
Published July 03, 2012
FoxNews.com

Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, who masterminded the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, is in a North Carolina prison, but is revered as a hero in Egypt.

 Egypt's new government is sparking growing outrage in the U.S. for its attempts to win the release of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind cleric behind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

In Cairo, President-elect Mohamed Morsi proclaimed to hundreds of thousands of supporters in Tahir Square on Friday that he will gain the release of Rahman, who is in a federal prison in North Carolina after having been convicted of masterminding the bombing that killed six and unsuccessfully plotting to blow up other landmarks, including the United Nations.

Although a U.S. official told FoxNews.com the sheik will never be freed, the fact that Egypt's newly-installed Muslim Brotherhood government is asking has top elected officials here seething.

“It’s disgusting for a head of government to state in his inaugural speech that a man who attempted to commit mass murder should be freed,” Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told FoxNews.com. “The fact that he said this in his first speech says to me that this is from the heart, and the Muslim Brotherhood has been trying to convince us that they have changed.


“It’s disgusting for a head of government to state in his inaugural speech that a man who attempted to commit mass murder should be freed.”
- Rep. Peter King, (R-NY)


“We need to be more on guard than ever,” King added.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., weighed in, calling Morsi's speech "an insult."

“President Morsi’s offensive statements are an insult to the memories of the victims of the World Trade Center bombing. ... Rest assured, (Rahman) will stay right where he belongs – in jail for the rest of his life,” Schumer said.

Hani Hour Eldin -- a member of Egypt's parliament, as well as a member of the State Department-recognized terrorist organization Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya -- recently traveled to Washington to press the case for Rahman's release but apparently was rebuffed. When asked for comment on Cairo's push for Rahman's release, State Department officials referred FoxNews.com to a prior statement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in which she said Rahman guilty verdict and life sentence were “correct” and that the evidence was”clear and convincing.”

Talk of releasing Rahman is "a non-issue and it’s not going to happen,” said one U.S. official who asked not to be identified.

But with the new government of Egypt making Rahman's freedom a priority, many are concerned about the nation's new leadership.

“I was shocked over his call for the release," former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told FoxNews.com. "This is a man who was going to virtually destroy New York City. I can’t imagine we would even consider releasing him.

“It seems as if (Morsi) wants to ingratiate himself with extremists. That’s something to consider. I always think we are better off being cautious than trusting.”

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy, who led the prosecution against Rahman in 1995, said it isn't surprising that Morsi believes he has a chance.

“Egypt is going to pitch this as a humanitarian gesture,” McCarthy said. “We have an administration which just issued a visa to Hani Hour Eldin, and he is a part of the Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya. This is an organization we use to take very seriously.

“So if you’re President Morsi and you’re are sitting back and seeing what’s going on, what stops you from making an appeal? Morsi has pressure on him. This agenda has been there the whole time.”

Rahman was convicted along with nine others of seditious conspiracy. He is being held in the Butner Federal Correctional Facility in North Carolina. He was accused of being the leader of Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, which was responsible for numerous violent acts including the 1997 massacre of over 60 people in Luxor, Egypt.

Although the 1993 attack failed to seriously damage the World Trade Center, it left six dead and was a precursor for the 9/11 attacks eight years later.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/03/outrage-builds-as-egypt-presses-for-release-blind-sheik-behind-3-wtc-attack/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on July 10, 2012, 08:01:15 AM
Mali Islamists destroy tombs at famous Timbuktu mosque


Analysis & Opinion

 Timbuktu tomb destroyers pulverise Islam’s history
 Advancing radical Islamists lay waste to religious heritage in Muslim world
 
World »

 



BAMAKO | Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:09am EDT
 
(Reuters) - Islamist militants destroyed two tombs on Tuesday at the famous 14th century Djingareyber mosque in Timbuktu, classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site, residents said.
 
About a dozen militants arrived in an armored four-wheel drive truck, armed with pickaxes and hoes. They fired in the air to intimidate people and started smashing the tombs, said Ibrahim Cisse, who witnessed the scene.

"They blocked the two main roads leading to the mausoleums. When they saw people gathering for a ceremony nearby, they began firing shots in the air," said another resident, Mahamad ould Ibrahim.

The new destruction comes after attacks last week on other historic and religious landmarks in Timbuktu that UNESCO called "wanton destruction".

Islamists of the Ansar Dine group say the centuries-old shrines of the local Sufi version of Islam are idolatrous.

Ansar Dine and well-armed allies, including al Qaeda splinter group MUJWA, have hijacked a separatist uprising by local Tuareg MNLA rebels and now control two-thirds of Mali's desert north, territory that includes the regions of Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu.

They have destroyed at least eight of 16 listed mausoleums in the city, together with a number of tombs and a sacred door at Sidi Yahya mosque, in their campaign to erase traces of what they regard as un-Islamic idolatry.

According to UNESCO, Djingareyber, together with the Sankore and Sidi Yahia mosques, are known as the three great mosques of the city. Djingareyber was built by the sultan Kankan Moussa after his return in 1325 from a pilgrimage to Mecca.

(Reporting by Adama Diarra; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Andrew Roche)


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 19, 2012, 11:53:57 AM
France shutters embassies as anti-Islam cartoon spurs fears of new backlash
Published September 19, 2012
FoxNews.com

A French magazine's decision to publish cartoons depicting a naked Prophet Mohammad triggered a new wave of fears at embassies in Europe, even as anger at the west continued to sweep through the Muslim world.

France announced Wednesday it will close 20 embassies in Arab and Muslim nations after the weekly Charlie Hebdo published the controversial cartoons. The images threaten to further inflame Muslim protesters and terror groups, who have demonstrated against the U.S. at embassies around the world since an anti-Islam film went viral last week.

The French Foreign Ministry issued a travel warning Wednesday urging French citizens in the Muslim world to exercise "the greatest vigilance," avoiding public gatherings and "sensitive buildings" such as those representing the West or religious sites. At the same time, the country -- which has western Europe's largest Muslim population -- plunged into new debate over the limits to free speech in a modern democracy.

France's prime minister said freedom of expression is guaranteed, but cautioned that it "should be exercised with responsibility and respect."

Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius warned that Charlie Hebdo could be throwing "oil on the fire," but said it's up to courts to decide whether the magazine went too far.

The cartoons could extend a wave of violence linked to a trailer for an amateurish film called the "Innocence of Muslims," which portrays the prophet as a fraud, a womanizer and a child molester, has killed at least 30 people in seven countries.

The U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans, were also killed in a strike on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi -- though it remains unclear whether the violence was a coordinated attack by terrorists.

On Wednesday, several hundred lawyers protesting the movie forced their way into an area in Pakistan's capital that houses the U.S. Embassy and other foreign missions. The United States temporarily closed its consulate in an Indonesian city because of similar demonstrations, and hundreds protested the film in Sri Lanka's capital and burned effigies of President Obama.

The magazine's crude cartoons played off the film and ridiculed the violent reaction to it. Riot police took up positions outside the offices of the magazine, which was firebombed last year after it released an edition that mocked radical Islam.

Charlie Hebdo's chief editor, who goes by the name of Charb and has been under police protection for a year, defended the cartoons.

"Muhammad isn't sacred to me," he said in an interview at the weekly's offices, on the northeast edge of Paris amid a cluster of housing projects. "I don't blame Muslims for not laughing at our drawings. I live under French law; I don't live under Quranic law."

Government authorities and Muslim leaders urged calm.

"This is a disgraceful and hateful, useless and stupid provocation," Dalil Boubakeur, rector of the Grand Paris Mosque, told The Associated Press. "We are not Pavlov's animals to react at each insult."

A small-circulation weekly, Charlie Hebdo often draws attention for ridiculing sensitivity around the Prophet Muhammad, and an investigation into the firebombing of its offices last year is still open. The magazine posted a statement online saying its website had been hacked.

Abdallah Zekri, president of the Paris-based Anti-Islamophobia Observatory, said his group is considering filing a lawsuit against the magazine.

"People want to create trouble in France," he said. "Charlie Hebdo wants to make money on the backs of Muslims."

Meanwhile, seven Egyptian Coptic Christians living abroad, including Nakoula Bassely Nakoula, who made the "Innocence of Muslims" film, and Florida Pastor Terry Jones, will be tried, presumably in absentia, by a criminal court for insulting Islam over the trailer, Egypt's public prosecutor said Tuesday.

The prosecutor said that convictions could be punishable by the death penalty, and called for the eight individuals to handed over to Egypt.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/09/19/france-shutters-embassies-as-anti-islam-cartoon-spurs-fears-new-backlash/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on September 19, 2012, 06:36:26 PM
bump


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 20, 2012, 12:37:53 PM
Rushdie Says Something Wrong at Heart of Islam
Thursday, 20 Sep 2012
By REUTERS

British author Salman Rushdie, who lived in hiding for nine years under a death sentence from Iran's supreme leader, said in an interview published on Thursday that something had gone wrong at the heart of Islam.

Rushdie told Le Monde newspaper that his years fleeing the 1989 fatwa from Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini had forced him to pay close attention to a radicalisation of the Muslim world.

"Something has gone wrong at the heart of Islam. It is quite recent. I remember when I was young, many cities in the Muslim world were cosmopolitan cities with a lot of culture," he said in an interview published in French.

"For me, it is a tragedy that this culture has regressed to this point, like a self-inflicted wound. The Islam in which I grew up was open, influenced by Sufism and Hinduism, and not like the one which is spreading rapidly at the moment."

The fatwa, in response to his 1988 novel "The Satanic Verses", made Rushdie synonymous with the tussle between freedom of expression and the need to respect religious sensitivities. A memoir of his nine years in hiding following the fatwa was published this week.

The interview was conducted on Sept. 12, just as a film mocking the Prophet Mohammad sparked violent protests across the Islamic world. These included a deadly attack in Libya which killed the U.S. ambassador and three embassy staff.

The California-made film, and a series of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad published by a French satirical weekly on Wednesday, have revived international debate over free speech, religion and the right to offend. Many Muslims consider any representation of Allah or the Prophet Mohammad blasphemous.

"There is a limit beyond which you cannot blame the West any more," Rushdie told Le Monde. "Having said that, if there was the slightest sign that Muslim society was able to create an open democracy, I would change my opinion."

This week an Iranian religious foundation increased its reward for the killing of Rushdie, in response to the film mocking Mohammad.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/rushdie-soemthing-wrong-in/2012/09/20/id/456969


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on September 24, 2012, 07:24:23 PM
Skip to comments.
Pakistani railway minister: I’ll pay $100,000 to anyone who kills the Mohammed filmmaker
 Hotair ^ | 09/24/2012 | AllahPundit

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 9:40:34 PM by SeekAndFind

U.S. foreign policy is in a very, very confused place when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sounds more sanguine about the latest insult to Islam than our ostensible allies do. In Egypt, an atheist who uploaded the Mohammed movie to YouTube was beaten during his interrogation by police and will stand trial for blasphemy next Wednesday. In Pakistan, one member of the coalition government can't wait that long for "justice":


The Pakistani government on Monday distanced itself from an offer by one of its Cabinet ministers to pay $100,000 for anyone who kills the maker of an anti-Islam film, saying the offer does not represent official government policy...

 Bilour said Saturday that he would pay the reward money out of his own pocket. He also appealed to al-Qaida and Taliban militants to contribute to "a noble cause" of eliminating the filmmaker...

 Bilour’s comments appealing to al-Qaida and the Taliban also struck a nerve within his own party, which is considered anti-Taliban and has lost several leaders in the fight against the insurgency.

His party, believe it or not, is considered secularist. Whether this guy has simply gone rogue or whether he sees political advantage in pandering to Pakistan’s many fanatics with bloody demagoguery, only he knows. But he told the Daily Telegraph today that he refuses to withdraw the bounty, despite pressure from the government and his party to do so. The onus is now on Zardari to fire him, but that’s complicated by the fact that Zardari’s out of the country right now. He’s at the UN, where he’s preparing to speak out against … freedom of speech:


His comments will intensify pressure on President Asif Zardari to sack his defiant minister when he returns from addressing the United Nations General Assembly this week, where he is expected to call for an international anti-blasphemy law and compare it to laws in Europe which outlaw ‘Holocaust denial.’ But his proposal has been undermined by Mr Bilour’s incitement and bounty offer.

Senior figures in his own party said they had called a series of meetings to decide whether to take action against him. Many are baffled by his actions given his long and high-risk opposition to the Taliban and al-Qaeda and his long-standing support for NATO intervention in Afghanistan and for Pakistan’s role as a supply route for its bases.

I’m bracing for the argument that the Pakistani government can’t fire Bilour because he has freedom of speech and, well, you can’t go around denying someone a government salary just because he’s calling for murder outright. For now, though, here’s the State Department response. What’s wrong with this picture?


Calling Pakistan Railway Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour’s offer as “inflammatory and inappropriate”, a State Department statement said, “There could be no justification for violence and it is important for responsible leaders to stand up and speak out against violence.”…

The State Department said, “The (US) President and Secretary of State have both said the video at the core of this is offensive, disgusting, and reprehensible – but that is no justification for violence, and it is important for responsible leaders to stand up and speak out against violence.”

Note whom the harshest pejoratives are reserved for. A movie insulting Mohammed is “offensive, disgusting, and reprehensible,” which is almost exactly the same phrase the White House used today to describe Ahmadinejad’s eliminiationist rhetoric towards Israel. Meanwhile, the guy who’s begging Al Qaeda to cut the head off the man who made it is … “inappropriate” and “inflammatory.” I realize that our “partnership” with Pakistan involves lots of funny little quirks, like giving them foreign aid while their intel bureau helps Afghan jihadis kill American soldiers, but can we muster a little extra invective for an honest to goodness government minister who’s calling on terrorists to murder a U.S. citizen? How about “inappropriate, inflammatory, and problematic?” Too sharp?

Exit quotation from Pakistan’s foreign minister: “It is not good enough to say it’s free speech, it should be allowed. I think if this does provoke action against American citizens or Americans anywhere else in the world, then maybe we do need to rethink how much freedom is OK.”

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on November 21, 2012, 11:12:21 AM
Panetta: War on Al-Qaida Taking New Direction
Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012

America's war on al-Qaida is taking a new direction, moving beyond declared combat zones like Afghanistan while countering the terrorist network's search for new sanctuaries, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday.

Panetta said the evolving campaign will feature the use of small U.S. strike forces; more partnering with foreign commandos; and more training and other forms of assistance that enable partner nations to combat terrorism on their own.

It also will require that the U.S. and its NATO allies "finish the job right" in Afghanistan, he said, noting that al-Qaida and other extremist groups view the country's rugged northeast — along the Pakistan border — as a viable haven. The U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan is due to end in December 2014, but Panetta said the U.S. intends to have an enduring presence there.

"All this sends a very simple and very powerful message to al-Qaida, to the Taliban, and to the violent extremist groups who want to regain a safe haven in Afghanistan: We are not going anywhere; our commitment to Afghanistan is long term, and you cannot wait us out," Panetta said in a speech to the Center for a New American Security, a think tank.

But as the war there winds down, al-Qaida is adjusting to the setbacks it has suffered not only in Afghanistan and Pakistan but also in Yemen and Somalia, he said.

"The al-Qaida cancer has also adapted to this pressure by becoming even more widely distributed, loosely knit and geographically dispersed," Panetta said.

"After being left on the sidelines of the momentous change that swept through the Arab world last year, they are now seeking to take advantage of the transition period to gain new sanctuary, to incite violence and to sow instability," he added.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Panetta-al-Qaida/2012/11/21/id/465023


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on November 27, 2012, 12:27:15 PM
Excerpt from The Terrorist Watch:  Inside the Desperate Race to Stop the Next Attack, by Ronald Kessler:  "One FBI official estimates that imans in as many as one in ten of the 2,000 mosques in the United States preach extremism." 

 :-\


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on November 28, 2012, 06:02:32 PM
Death to Amercia.   ::) 

Koran-Burning Pastor Among 8 Sentenced to Death in Egypt
Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012

An Egyptian court convicted in absentia Wednesday seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and a Florida-based American pastor, sentencing them to death on charges linked to an anti-Islam film that had sparked riots in parts of the Muslim world.

The case was seen as largely symbolic because the defendants, most of whom live in the United States, are all outside Egypt and are thus unlikely to ever face the sentence. The charges were brought in September during a wave of public outrage in Egypt over the amateur film, which was produced by an Egyptian-American Copt.

The low-budget "Innocence of Muslims," parts of which were made available online, portrays the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, womanizer and buffoon.

Egypt's official news agency said the court found the defendants guilty of harming national unity, insulting and publicly attacking Islam and spreading false information - charges that carry the death sentence.

Maximum sentences are common in cases tried in absentia in Egypt. Capital punishment decisions are reviewed by the country's chief religious authority, who must approve or reject the sentence. A final verdict is scheduled on Jan. 29.

The man behind the film, Mark Basseley Youssef, was among those convicted. He was sentenced in a California court earlier this month to one year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter. Youssef, 55, admitted that he had used several false names in violation of his probation order and obtained a driver's license under a false name. He was on probation for a bank fraud case.

Multiple calls to Youssef's attorney in Southern California, Steve Seiden, were not returned Wednesday.

Florida-based Terry Jones, another of those sentenced, is the pastor of Dove World Outreach, a church of less than 50 members in Gainesville, Fla., not far from the University of Florida. He has said he was contacted by the filmmaker to promote the film, as well as Morris Sadek, a conservative Coptic Christian in the U.S. who posted the video clips on his website.

In a telephone interview Wednesday, Jones said the ruling "shows the true face of Islam" — one that he views as intolerant of dissent and opposed to basic freedoms of speech and religion.

"We can speak out here in America," Jones said. "That freedom means that we criticize government leadership, religion even at times. Islam is not a religion that tolerates any type of criticism."

An Associated Press reporter knocked on the door of Sadek's home in Chantilly, Va. No one answered.

The connection to the film of the other five sentenced by the court was not immediately clear. They include two who work with Sadek at a radical Coptic group in the U.S. that has called for an independent Coptic state, a priest who hosts TV programs from the U.S. and a lawyer living in Canada who has previously sued the Egyptian state over riots in 2000 that left 21 Christians dead.

The other person is a woman who converted to Christianity and is a staunch critic of Islam.

The official news agency report said that during the trial, the court reviewed a video of some defendants calling for an independent Coptic state in Egypt, and another of Jones burning the Koran, Islam's holy book. The prosecutor asked for the maximum sentence, accusing those charged of seeking to divide Egypt and incite sedition. All the defendants, except Jones, hold Egyptian nationality, the agency added.

Some Christians and human rights groups worry that prosecutions for insulting religion, which existed to a degree under the secular-leaning regime of deposed President Hosni Mubarak, will increase with the ascent of Islamists to power in Egypt.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Jones-Koran-burning-execution/2012/11/28/id/465724


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Shockwave on November 28, 2012, 10:50:08 PM
Death to Amercia.   ::) 

Koran-Burning Pastor Among 8 Sentenced to Death in Egypt
Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012

An Egyptian court convicted in absentia Wednesday seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and a Florida-based American pastor, sentencing them to death on charges linked to an anti-Islam film that had sparked riots in parts of the Muslim world.

The case was seen as largely symbolic because the defendants, most of whom live in the United States, are all outside Egypt and are thus unlikely to ever face the sentence. The charges were brought in September during a wave of public outrage in Egypt over the amateur film, which was produced by an Egyptian-American Copt.

The low-budget "Innocence of Muslims," parts of which were made available online, portrays the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, womanizer and buffoon.

Egypt's official news agency said the court found the defendants guilty of harming national unity, insulting and publicly attacking Islam and spreading false information - charges that carry the death sentence.

Maximum sentences are common in cases tried in absentia in Egypt. Capital punishment decisions are reviewed by the country's chief religious authority, who must approve or reject the sentence. A final verdict is scheduled on Jan. 29.

The man behind the film, Mark Basseley Youssef, was among those convicted. He was sentenced in a California court earlier this month to one year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter. Youssef, 55, admitted that he had used several false names in violation of his probation order and obtained a driver's license under a false name. He was on probation for a bank fraud case.

Multiple calls to Youssef's attorney in Southern California, Steve Seiden, were not returned Wednesday.

Florida-based Terry Jones, another of those sentenced, is the pastor of Dove World Outreach, a church of less than 50 members in Gainesville, Fla., not far from the University of Florida. He has said he was contacted by the filmmaker to promote the film, as well as Morris Sadek, a conservative Coptic Christian in the U.S. who posted the video clips on his website.

In a telephone interview Wednesday, Jones said the ruling "shows the true face of Islam" — one that he views as intolerant of dissent and opposed to basic freedoms of speech and religion.

"We can speak out here in America," Jones said. "That freedom means that we criticize government leadership, religion even at times. Islam is not a religion that tolerates any type of criticism."

An Associated Press reporter knocked on the door of Sadek's home in Chantilly, Va. No one answered.

The connection to the film of the other five sentenced by the court was not immediately clear. They include two who work with Sadek at a radical Coptic group in the U.S. that has called for an independent Coptic state, a priest who hosts TV programs from the U.S. and a lawyer living in Canada who has previously sued the Egyptian state over riots in 2000 that left 21 Christians dead.

The other person is a woman who converted to Christianity and is a staunch critic of Islam.

The official news agency report said that during the trial, the court reviewed a video of some defendants calling for an independent Coptic state in Egypt, and another of Jones burning the Koran, Islam's holy book. The prosecutor asked for the maximum sentence, accusing those charged of seeking to divide Egypt and incite sedition. All the defendants, except Jones, hold Egyptian nationality, the agency added.

Some Christians and human rights groups worry that prosecutions for insulting religion, which existed to a degree under the secular-leaning regime of deposed President Hosni Mubarak, will increase with the ascent of Islamists to power in Egypt.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Jones-Koran-burning-execution/2012/11/28/id/465724
I wonder how long until one of these morons living in the US decides it's his duty to carry out the sentence and off that pastor...


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: whork on November 29, 2012, 05:19:34 AM
I wonder how long until one of these morons living in the US decides it's his duty to carry out the sentence and off that pastor...

I thought this would have happened already.

Here in Denmark we have had a couple of cases.

One came after a newspaper comic artist with an axe and some tool blew himself up in a toilet haha.. :)


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on November 29, 2012, 01:26:32 PM
I wonder how long until one of these morons living in the US decides it's his duty to carry out the sentence and off that pastor...

I'm more concerned about the innocent civilians in our planes, trains, in our shopping malls, office buildings, etc. 


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on December 27, 2012, 05:55:50 PM
U.S. Military Builds Up Its Presence In Africa
by TOM BOWMAN
December 25, 2012

An Army brigade from Fort Riley, Kan., some 4,000, soldiers, will begin helping to train African militaries. The idea is to help African troops beat back a growing terrorist threat posed by al-Qaida.

The American troops will head over in small teams over the course of the next year. The Dagger Brigade returned to Kansas last year from a deployment to Iraq, where it trained and advised that country's security forces.

Now unit commander Col. Jeff Broadwater is preparing to do the same kind of mission but in a different place. So Broadwater is scouring his brigade for unique skills.

"We're fortunate enough to have some African speakers, Swahili," Broadwater says.

Swahili is spoken in much of East Africa. And the colonel says he's also happy to have a handful of soldiers with first-hand experience on the continent.

"We do have some soldiers who either came over from Africa and went to school here and then joined the military or came over with their families," Broadwater says.

The brigade is expected to deploy in small teams beginning next spring throughout Africa. The soldiers will take part in military exercises and train African troops on everything from logistics and marksmanship to medical care.

Meanwhile, the Defense Intelligence Agency is already placing more of its military spies in Africa.

The top American commander for Africa, Gen. Carter Ham, says this is all new. He spoke recently at an appearance in Washington: "Africa has not been a part of the world in which we have focused a lot of attention, certainly not during the majority of my career."

American Green Berets have trained African troops in the past. But Gen. Ham says this new effort is more comprehensive, and necessary given emerging security threats on the continent.

"There are a lot of issues in Africa that are causing concern for the United States," says Richard Downie, an Africa expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

He points in particular to the West African nation of Mali.

"Particularly the spread of terrorism you have al-Qaida's local franchise in Africa controlling two thirds of that country right now," he says.

Al-Qaida and its affiliates are operating in a wide arc from Nigeria through Mali, Libya and into Somalia. Gen. Ham says there are indications the groups are starting to work together.

"What I worry about more than anything is a growing linkage which I think poses the greatest threat to regional stability across Africa, certainly into Europe and to the United States as well," Ham says.

And to counter that terrorist threat, the Obama administration wants to rely on African forces. That means giving them proper equipment and training, and that's where the troops from Fort Riley come in.

"We've been really just basically trying to understand you know, a little bit more about Africa," Broadwater says. "The history of those areas, the culture so when we do deploy to those countries we have a little bit better idea of what's going on."

But what's going on in the continent, says Africa expert Richard Downie, cannot be addressed by just providing military training and equipment. There are underlying causes of unrest and extremism: poverty, lack of health care and education, and predatory governments. Downie says those are the challenges the U.S. and other countries must tackle.

"Terrorism is really a symptom of a lot of other problems that really the military is not the best organization to solve," he says.

Better organizations, says Downie, would be the State Department and the Agency for International Development.

But the military is the organization with the biggest budget. That is why the Dagger Brigade will be able to take part in nearly 100 separate training and military exercises next year, in nearly three dozen African countries. Some of those efforts by the Army teams will last a few days, others a month or more.

These soldiers will not be allowed to take part in combat missions with African forces. That would require high-level Pentagon approval.

But after ten years of war, the American military is not eager for any new combat operations.

http://www.npr.org/2012/12/25/168008525/u-s-military-builds-up-its-presence-in-africa


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 25, 2013, 12:06:00 PM
Al-Qaida's No. 2 in Yemen Dies After US Drone Attack
Friday, 25 Jan 2013

SANAA, Yemen — Al-Qaida's No. 2 in Yemen died of wounds sustained in a U.S. drone attack last year in southern Yemen, the country's official news agency and a security official said Thursday.

Saeed al-Shihri, a Saudi national who fought in Afghanistan and spent six years in the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, was wounded in a missile attack in the southern city of Saada on Nov. 28, according to SABA news agency.

The agency said that had fallen into a coma since then. It was not clear when he actually died.

A security official said that the missile had been fired by a U.S.-operated, unmanned drone aircraft. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.

Yemen had previously announced al-Shihri's death in a Sept. 10 drone attack in the province of Hadramawt. A subsequent DNA test however proved that the body recovered was not that of al-Shihri.

On Oct. 22, al-Shihri denied his own death in audio message posted on Jihadi websites.

Also known by the nom de guerre Abu Sufyan al-Azdi, he denounced at the time the Yemeni government for spreading the "rumor about my death . . . as though the killing of the mujahideen [holy warriors] by America is a victory to Islam and Muslims."

Al-Shihri went through Saudi Arabia's famous "rehabilitation" institutes after he returned to his home country, but then he fled to Yemen and became deputy to Nasser al-Wahishi, the leader of an al-Qaida group.

Al-Shihri's death is considered a major blow to al-Qaida's Yemen branch, known as al-Qaida in The Arabian Peninsula. Washington considers it the most dangerous of the group's offshoots.

Al-Qaida in Yemen has been linked to several attempted attacks on U.S. targets, including the foiled Christmas Day 2009 bombing of an airliner over Detroit and explosives-laden parcels intercepted aboard cargo flights last year.

In 2011, a high-profile U.S. drone strike killed U.S.-born Anwar al-Awlaki, who had been linked to the planning and execution of several attacks targeting U.S. and Western interests, including the attempt to down a Detroit-bound airliner in 2009 and the plot to bomb cargo planes in 2010.

Yemen, the Arab world's poorest nation, has fallen into lawlessness during a yearlong uprising starting in 2011, when millions of Yemenis took to the streets demanding the ouster of their longtime authoritarian ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Al-Qaida militants exploited the unrest and took control of large swaths of land in the south until last spring, when the military, backed by the United State, managed to drive hundreds of militants out of major cities and towns.

Since then, the group has carried out deadly attacks targeting mostly security and military officials, including suicide bombings that targeted military and security compounds.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/yemen-al-qaida-leader-dies/2013/01/25/id/472896


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on February 13, 2013, 08:07:49 PM
Gruesome double murder, men decapitated
 WABC-TV/ ^ | February 11, 2013 | Jeff Pegues

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 4:40:56 PM by george76

JERSEY CITY - There's a gruesome double murder mystery in New Jersey. Police say who did it's not a mystery because someone is under arrest but the mystery is why the accused killer cut of two men's heads and hands.

The victims are reportedly from Jersey City, but their remains were found buried in a town southwest of Philadelphia.

...

police announced an arrest. 28-year-old Yusuf Ibrahim is in custody.

Investigators say Ibrahim shot and killed the victims, severed their heads and hands, and buried the remains at a Buena Vista house.

Back in Jersey City, friends of the victims are praying that police will have the answers to the questions that now haunt them.

Privately some wonder if it had something to do with the victims' religion.


(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: The Enigma on February 14, 2013, 07:46:38 AM
Recently read "The Looming Tower:  Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11" by Lawrence Wright.  Outstanding book.  Traces the history of Al Qaeda and the events leading up to 9/11.  If you want to know more about the ideology behind these people, I highly recommend it.   

http://www.amazon.com/Looming-Tower-Qaeda-Road-Vintage/dp/1400030846/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1299444604&sr=1-1

An Appeal to Firefighters, Present and Past from a retired FDNY Lieutenant

Fellow Firefighters, A great tragedy befell our community on September 11, 2001, an unprecedented 343 deaths in the line of duty. As horrible as that toll is, if there were a rational explanation for it, we could accept it and mourn. We all understood the risk we accepted when we took the oath of office, that chance might cut short our lives when we placed ourselves in harm’s way in the public’s service. This is what we are paid for and it is our honor. However, in short, the official explanation of the events of that day are not only insufficient, they are fantastic and cannot bear rational examination. We are asked to believe that on that day three structural steel buildings, which have never before in history collapsed because of fire, fell neatly into their basements at the speed of gravity, their concrete reduced to dust. We are asked to believe that jet fuel (kerosene) can melt steel. We are asked to believe that the most sophisticated air defense system in the world, that responded to sixty-eight emergencies in the year prior to 9-11 in less than twenty minutes allowed aircraft to wander about for up to an hour and a half. We are asked to believe that the steel and titanium components of an aircraft that supposedly hit the Pentagon “evaporated”. There is much, much more if anyone cares to look into it. Trade Tower #7 by itself is the “smoking gun”. Not hit by an aircraft, with only a few relatively small fires, it came down in a classic crimp and implosion, going straight into its basement, something only very precise demolition can accomplish, which takes days if not weeks to prepare. The 9-11 Commission didn’t even mention it, and F.E.M.A. actually stated they DIDN’T KNOW WHY IT COLLAPSED AND LEFT IT AT THAT. Brothers, I know that the implications of the above are hard, almost unthinkable, but the official explanation is utter nonsense, and three hundred and forty three murdered brothers are crying out for justice. Demand a genuine investigation into the events of September 11!

-Anton Vodvarka, Lt. FDNY (ret)

Lt. Vodvarka served on FDNY Ladder Co 26, Rescue Co. 3, Rescue Co. 1, Engine Co. 92, Ladder 82 and Ladder 101. He was awarded the Merit Class 1 award, the Prentice Medal.



Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 12, 2013, 11:30:58 AM
Anti-Islam ads return to 10 Muni buses
City Insider City Insider
Monday, March 11, 2013

They say history repeats itself - and sometimes it doesn't wait very long.

Case in point: the brouhaha over inflammatory anti-Islamic advertisements posted Monday on the outside of 10 Muni buses.

The ads, paid for by the controversial American Freedom Defense Initiative, feature photos of Osama bin Laden, a victim of the Fort Hood mass shooting, the Times Square car bomber and others, accompanied by incendiary quotes invoking weapons and warfare and linking them to Islam. One quote attributed to "Hamas MTV," reads: "Killing Jews is worship that brings us closer to Allah."

City leaders including Mayor Ed Lee, District Attorney George Gascón and Supervisors David Chiu, John Avalos, London Breed, Malia Cohen, Jane Kim, Scott Wiener and Norman Yee immediately condemned the advertisements as racist and "Islamophobic."

"These offensive ads serve no purpose than to denigrate our city's Arab and Muslim communities," said Gascón.

Muni, which believes a First Amendment court decision obligates it to accept the advertising, promptly said it would dedicate the $5,000 in ad revenue to the Human Rights Commission for a study of the impact of discrimination on Arab and Islamic communities in San Francisco.

The transit agency will also run its own "Peace" ad campaign that will appear inside 100 buses and feature messages against discrimination and promoting respect and love.

If this sounds familiar, it should. Back in August, without warning, Muni ran ads from the same group, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled as a hate group. The ad labeled Israel's opponents "savages." The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency was deluged with complaints, and eventually ran disclaimer ads next to some of the criticized ads, and donated the $3,800 in ad revenue to the Human Rights Commission.

This time, city leaders responded more quickly. But, of course, the controversial group will again end up getting far more attention than most ads that appear on Muni buses.

- Michael Cabanatuan

A marketing moment: The idea of a run across the new (and old) Bay Bridge over Labor Day weekend has barely been mentioned - there's not yet an official distance, course or time - but that hasn't prevented entrepreneurs from getting a head start on cashing in on the planned footrace.

See Jane Run, a San Francisco-headquartered women's running retailer, is offering a 14-week training course - for $150 - to prepare for what it surmises will be 10-kilometer and half-marathon races. Event planners and bridge officials have hinted at those distances as well, but nothing's official yet and whether races happen may depend in part on independent fundraising.

"Delight in the thrill of making history crossing the new Bay Bridge," says an ad for the training program.

Participants get weekly training runs starting in June, lessons in injury prevention and fitness, parties and running gear. And, perhaps, the thrill of running across the new Bay Bridge before it opens to cars.

However, Jane adds "a small disclaimer" to the training program: "We will ... target a different goal race if an unforeseeable event arises beyond our control prohibiting these particular races from taking place."

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Anti-Islam-ads-return-to-10-Muni-buses-4346482.php


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on April 22, 2013, 02:56:35 PM
Peter King: 'We’re at War with Islamic Terrorism'
Saturday, 20 Apr 2013
By Greg Richter

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., says it is time for the U.S. to stop being politically correct and focus its search on radical Islamists in Muslim communities.

King tells Politico that while most Muslims are not terrorists, the international base for terrorism against the United States happens to be radical Islam.

"There have been 16 terror plots against New York [since Sept. 11, 2001], all Islamist-based,” King told Politico. “We’re at war with Islamic terrorism.”

He said terrorism is coming from people with the Muslim community, “just like the mafia comes from Italian communities,” and that’s why counter-terrorism needs to purposely focus on Muslims.

King said he believes the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects are radical Islamists. The two, brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, are of Chechen heritage. They have been described by friends and acquaintances as secular Muslims, but recent YouTube postings by Tamerlan indicate a following for an imam who preaches the virtues of martyrdom.

King said that communities need to become more vigilant, as U.S. efforts have weakened al-Qaida and other radical groups’ ability to strike at America from the outside. People living in the U.S., he said, can more easily attack with the help of groups outside the country.

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Peter-King-Islamic-Terrorism/2013/04/20/id/500510


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on April 23, 2013, 03:44:05 PM
NYPD’s Ray Kelly: Boston Bombers Represent New Jihadist Threat
Monday, 22 Apr 2013
By Bill Hoffmann

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly believes the Boston Marathon bombings were a type of jihad attack that is on the rise in the United States.

“I see this as an ongoing pattern. We’ve seen these radicalized young men do, or try to do, similar things,’’ Kelly told Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.’’

“We’ve had 16 plots here against the city, many of them involving young, disaffected men who are committed to killing Americans.’’

Kelly said those threats have remained “relatively constant’’ and “we don’t see it waning.’’

“What we do see is a shift from the sort of organized, top-down direction than we saw early on after 9/11 from al-Qaida to a more free-form, do-what-you-can approach,’’ Kelly said.

“[That’s] where individuals will get, in essence, radicalized on the Internet. They usually have someone who is a sanctioner that leads them along or mentors them.’’

He pointed to a 2007 study conducted by two of the NYPD’s top intelligence analysts that looked at the radicalization process of future terrorists.

“[They are] what they call unremarkable young men who go into four phases of jihadization,’’ Kelly said.

“They’re looking for a place in the world. They’re looking for meaning, looking for a cause. … They decide to get jihad. And after that decision is made, they can act pretty quickly.’’

Kelly said security in New York City was heightened immediately following the Boston Marathon explosions last week, but has since returned to normal levels.

“We see ourselves at a higher level all the time. We invest heavily in counterterrorism. We have 1,000 police officers … every day doing counterterrorism duties,’’ Kelly said.

“That’s certainly a higher number, percentage-wise … than any city I’m aware of. But, you know, there are no guarantees in this business. We know that big cities are vulnerable. We have an open society and things can happen here.’’

Kelly said it is still unclear as to whether the two brothers implicated in the bombings acted on their own.

“That is probably still an open question. … Two people are in custody who sort of helped their cause after they knew that they had committed the bombing,’’ he said.

“I’d like to have a little more time go by before we make a final determination of that. But the initial indication is that they did it on their own.’’

Kelly is monitoring the breaking terrorism case in Canada — in which authorities Monday arrested two men for allegedly plotting an al-Qaida attack on a passenger train traveling between Canada and the United States.

“We have police agencies involved in Amtrak in the northeastern part of the country,’’ Kelly said.

“We have almost daily communication. So, the protection, if you will, on the railroad lines in the country is probably as good as it’s ever been. No guarantees there, either, but we’re certainly working in a coordinated fashion.’’

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/boston-bombers-terrorism-threat/2013/04/22/id/500801


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on April 24, 2013, 07:03:45 PM
Charles Krauthammer on words President Obama isn't saying
By: Kevin Cirilli
April 24, 2013
 
Charles Krauthammer says it’s “comical and certainly embarrassing” that President Barack Obama will not use words such as jihadist and Islamist in reference to the Boston Marathon bombings.

“The lengths to which he will go to avoid telling us the truth about the enemy is becoming comical and certainly embarrassing,” Krauthammer said Tuesday on Fox News on “The O’Reilly Factor.” “For example, forget about the use the word jihadist — he will never use that, but he refuses to use the word Islamist, which is used throughout the Muslim world. It’s used by journalists, by authors, on the street, in Parliament, in Egypt. It’s used in Lebanon. It’s used everywhere by Muslims.”

He continued: “And yet Obama won’t touch it because he refuses to use any words that might imply a connection between radical Islam and terrorism, which as anybody who is over the age of 9 knows is the single greatest cause of terror in the world today.”

Krauthammer said that other historic leaders didn’t shy away from clearly defining their enemies.

“It matters because if you want to mobilize the population, if you want to give them the courage to persist and to carry on a fight which should be a difficult fight, it could go on for a generation. You have to be clear with your own people about who the enemy is. Churchill did not speak about German extremists. He talked about the Nazi menace. He described it in detail. FDR didn’t speak about extremists in Tokyo. He talked about the Japanese imperialism and its threat to the whole region,” Krauthammer said.

He added: “You have to be able to be honest with the people if you are going to get any support. Otherwise, you get an event here, an event there and you say, ‘We can’t jump to any conclusions?’ Within three days everybody understands that these brothers were jihadists.”

Authorities say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, and his older brother Tamerlan, 26, are the two suspects in the bombings. Tamerlan was killed following an overnight police chase in suburban Boston on Thursday into early Friday morning. Dzhokhar is recovering in a Boston hospital and authorities are questioning him. The brothers are of Chechen descent and Muslim.
 
http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=0ABC8128-B917-4483-B614-0B0DE0406992


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on April 29, 2013, 05:08:59 PM
See no evil
By MICHAEL GOODWIN
Last Updated: 4:05 AM, April 28, 2013
Posted: 12:33 AM, April 28, 20130

Michael GoodwinAccording to a relative of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Chechen immigrant believed there is “oppression of the Muslim population around the world.” The relative described Tsarnaev to The New York Times this way: “He was angry that the world pictures Islam as a violent religion.”

Bombing the Boston Marathon was the Tsarnaev brothers’ way of defending Islam. To say their argument boomeranged, however, isn’t fully true. Not as long as the Obama administration puts religious blinders on the defenders of our homeland.

At its core, the Boston case reveals two fundamental truths. One, not all Muslims are terrorists. Two, in recent times, almost all terrorists are Muslims.

Willie Sutton robbed banks because that’s where the money is. Police didn’t catch him by staking out lemonade stands.

By the same logic, preventing terrorism requires close scrutiny of Muslim men leaning toward violent jihad. Had they followed that logic, the FBI could have prevented the bombing.

But with each passing day, it becomes maddeningly clear that political correctness was complicit in the failure. President Obama’s stubborn refusal to connect the dots to Islam isn’t just a personal tic. It reflects the policy he has spread throughout the bureaucracy, including law enforcement and the military.

At the least, orders to “see no Islam evil” created extra hurdles for those trying to keep America safe. At the worst, they opened the door to the bombers.

The moral of the story is that political correctness kills.

We already knew that from the shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, where 13 service members allegedly were murdered by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. Witnesses say he shouted, “God is great,” in Arabic as he started a massacre that also left 30 other people injured.

Although Army brass and anti-terror officials knew Hasan, a psychiatrist, was a radicalized Islamist, they took no action for fear of violating his rights. His colleagues called him belligerent, paranoid and schizoid, but he was promoted. When Hasan communicated about suicide bombings with Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born terror leader living in Yemen, his superiors remained silent.

All this happened when George W. Bush was in the White House.

After Hasan allegedly turned Fort Hood into a bloodbath in November 2009, the Obama administration termed the shooting “workplace violence” instead of a terrorism, an outrageous designation that remains in place. In a remark that still takes the breath away, the Army chief of staff, Gen. George Casey Jr., declared that, “as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”

The US later droned Awlaki, making for a curious double standard. If he was worthy of death, wasn’t Hasan at least worthy of scrutiny?

Which brings us back to Boston. In March 2011, Russian officials warned the FBI that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was “a follower of radical Islam” who had “changed drastically since 2010.” They also knew he was planning a trip to a hotbed of terror in Russia.

That’s an incredible amount of detail. The FBI has said many things in its defense, some conflicting, but closed the case because agents found no evidence of terrorism or a crime.

That’s a non sequitur. The Russians didn’t accuse Tsarnaev of committing a crime; they said he was a radical Islamist. Why did the FBI limit its concern to actual crimes?

The emerging reason is that bureau guidelines eliminate Islam and other religions as a red flag. In this case, making an actual crime the threshold meant Tsarnaev’s links to radical Islam were ignored or downplayed.

Blinders in place, the screw-up continued. The frustrated Russians gave the same warning to the CIA six months later and added Tsarnaev’s mother was also a threat. Again nothing was done, except both were put on a list with 700,000 other people. He went to Russia in 2012 and stayed for six months.

If the Russians were so clueless, how did they know his travel plans a year in advance? And The Washington Post reports that a source warned the Joint Terrorism Task Force that, after Tsarnaev returned to the United States, he had become radicalized — but still nothing happened.

After all that, the FBI continues to defend its conduct, with an official telling The Washington Post that “since there was no derogatory information, there was no reason to suggest that additional action was warranted.”

This is worse than scary — it is nuts. By definition, the information about Tsarnaev was “derogatory.” It was also true.

The Russians knew he was dangerous two years ago. The FBI figured it out only after the bombs went off.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/see_no_evil_nTVTUfrMkPRRBJnKsW5D3L


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 21, 2013, 08:26:22 PM
Imagine the domino effect not only in this country but around the world if something like this ever happens. 

Muslim Plotted To Kill 100,000 In Chemical Attack
Friday, May 10, 2013

A Muslim man arrested last month in a terror plot in New York was planning to kill as many as 100,000 people by contaminating the air or water supply in a major U.S. city, the FBI alleges.

Ahmed Abassi, 26, was studying chemical engineering at Laval University in Quebec City, reports Canada’s CBC News.

Abassi’s plan did not materialize beyond discussions, but he is also being linked to Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two Canadian residents arrested in the alleged plot to derail a Via passenger train.

CBC News said American investigators have accused Abassi of fraudulently applying for a visa to stay in the U.S. to “facilitate an act of international terrorism.”

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement that Abassi “had an evil purpose for seeking to remain in the United States – to commit acts of terror and develop a network of terrorists here, and to use this country as a base to support the efforts of terrorists internationally.”

Abassi traveled to the U.S. in March, according to Canadian authorities, but did not enter the country directly from Canada. Authorities say it’s unclear how he entered the U.S.

http://beforeitsnews.com/terrorism/2013/05/muslim-plotted-to-kill-100000-in-chemical-attack-2446420.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Roger Bacon on May 21, 2013, 08:28:42 PM
Imagine the domino effect not only in this country but around the world if something like this ever happens. 

Muslim Plotted To Kill 100,000 In Chemical Attack
Friday, May 10, 2013

A Muslim man arrested last month in a terror plot in New York was planning to kill as many as 100,000 people by contaminating the air or water supply in a major U.S. city, the FBI alleges.

Ahmed Abassi, 26, was studying chemical engineering at Laval University in Quebec City, reports Canada’s CBC News.

Abassi’s plan did not materialize beyond discussions, but he is also being linked to Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two Canadian residents arrested in the alleged plot to derail a Via passenger train.

CBC News said American investigators have accused Abassi of fraudulently applying for a visa to stay in the U.S. to “facilitate an act of international terrorism.”

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement that Abassi “had an evil purpose for seeking to remain in the United States – to commit acts of terror and develop a network of terrorists here, and to use this country as a base to support the efforts of terrorists internationally.”

Abassi traveled to the U.S. in March, according to Canadian authorities, but did not enter the country directly from Canada. Authorities say it’s unclear how he entered the U.S.

http://beforeitsnews.com/terrorism/2013/05/muslim-plotted-to-kill-100000-in-chemical-attack-2446420.html

Wonder if this was one of those cases where the FBI recruited him, and led him on so they could bust him? ???


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 07, 2013, 03:52:02 PM
Bikinis banned at 2013 Miss World pageant in Indonesia
Published June 06, 2013
Associated Press

(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/Entertainment/660/371/miss%20world%20bikinis%204.JPG?ve=1)
Contestants pose after the swimwear round of beauty contest Sananda Tilottama 2009 in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata June 9, 2008. (Reuters)

Miss World has axed the famed bikinis from this year's pageant in Indonesia, replacing the skimpy swimsuits with conservative beach sarongs amid mounting protests from hard-line Muslim groups, organizers said Thursday.

All of the more than 130 contestants will be required to wear Bali's traditional long sarongs instead of the sexy bikinis that are historically part of the competition, said Adjie S. Soeratmadjie of the RCTI, the official broadcaster and local organizer.

The pageant will be held Sept. 28 on the resort island of Bali and in Sentul, an area near the capital, Jakarta. Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim country.

"There will no bikini in this year's Miss World pageant to respect our traditional customs and values," Soeratmadjie said, adding that the London-based Miss World Organization is on board with the decision.
"This is a sensitive issue in Indonesia. We have discussed it since last year and they have agreed," he said.

The chairwoman of the Miss World Organization, Julia Morley, confirmed that none of the 137 contestants would wear a bikini.

"Indonesia is designing for us a very beautiful one-piece beachwear, and I'm very happy with them," she told The Associated Press by phone from London, adding that the pageant will include a special beachwear fashion show.

"I don't think Indonesia is the only country that has that culture," Morley said. "But we like to work in the manner respectful to every country, and I cannot see why when you go to somebody's country you should not behave respectfully."

The pageant began in the 1950s, and the first winner was crowned in a two-piece bathing suit.

Soeratmadjie said the sarong would be made creatively and designed specifically for the event.

Controversy over the pageant has been mounting in Indonesia, which has a reputation as a tolerant, pluralist society that respects freedom of expression.

Clerics of the Indonesian Council of Ulema, or MUI, said they would send a letter to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to demand that the beauty pageant be canceled.

"That contest is just an excuse to show women's body parts that should remain covered," said Mukri Aji, a prominent cleric from West Java province's MUI branch. "It's against Islamic teachings."

Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia, a hardline Islamic group, said it planned to stage a protest and called for the competition to be moved elsewhere.

Most Muslims in Indonesia, a secular country of 240 million people, are moderate, but a small extremist fringe has become more vocal in recent years.

They have pushed through controversial laws — including an anti-pornography bill — and have been known to attack anything perceived as blasphemous, from transvestites and bars to "deviant" religious sects.

Lady Gaga was forced to cancel her sold-out concert in Indonesia in May following threats by Islamic hard-liners, who called her a "devil worshipper." Jennifer Lopez toned down her sexy outfits and dance moves during a show in Jakarta last December.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/06/06/bikinis-banned-at-2013-miss-world-pageant-in-indonesia/?intcmp=features


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 11, 2013, 03:50:51 PM
Workplace violence.   ::)

Fort Hood suspect expected to argue shooting was in defense of Taliban
Reuters News | Jun 11, 2013
By Jim Forsyth

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Accused Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Hasan is expected to tell a military judge on Tuesday how he plans to argue he was protecting the Taliban when he opened fire on dozens of people at the facility in 2009.

The Army psychiatrist could face the death penalty if convicted of premeditated murder on charges he killed 13 people and wounded 32 in the worst shooting rampage on a U.S. military post.

Hasan, 42, told the presiding judge in the case, Colonel Tara Osborn, last week that he was defending the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the Taliban and its leader Mullah Omar when he fired on soldiers in a readiness facility, many of whom were getting ready to deploy to Iraq.

At the time of the shooting, Fort Hood was a major deployment point for the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Hasan had been preparing to leave for Afghanistan with a unit assigned to help soldiers deal with mental issues when authorities said he opened fire on a medical station where soldiers go for exams and vaccines.

The accused shooter has not explained how his actions might be construed as protection of the Taliban.

Osborn may issue a ruling on whether Hasan, who will represent himself at his court-martial, can use the "defense of others" argument. She also could rule on his request for a three-month delay in the trial, now set to begin on July 1.

A Fort Hood spokesman said it was "entirely up to the judge" whether she will issue rulings or simply hear testimony on Tuesday.

The hearing was rescheduled from last week, when Osborn said both sides were late getting court filings to her and it was "obvious" they needed more time to prepare.

She released the prospective jurors until further notice, delaying jury selection until after the hearing.

Sergeant Alonzo Lunsford, who was shot five times during the attack and lost sight in his right eye, expressed frustration at the repeated delays in the case.

"Throughout this whole process, he's been treated like he is the victim, and we have been treated as if we really don't matter," Lunsford told Reuters.

Richard Rosen, a former prosecutor at Fort Hood and currently a law professor at Texas Tech University, said he expects Osborn will reject Hasan's "defense of others" argument.

"Hasan's claim is like an American soldier shooting fellow GIs during World War Two, and then asserting that he was only trying to protect the Nazi leadership," Rosen said.

"Defense of others is flatly inapplicable," he said. "There was no immediate threat to any others from the victims of Hasan's attack."

http://townhall.com/news/us/2013/06/11/fort-hood-suspect-expected-to-argue-shooting-was-in-defense-of-taliban-n1617395


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on July 02, 2013, 12:01:25 PM
lol

Terror leader Awlaki paid thousands for prostitutes in DC area, documents show
Published July 02, 2013
FoxNews.com

Anwar al-Awlaki gives a religious lecture in an unknown location in this still image taken from video released by Intelwire.com on September 30, 2011. (Reuters)

 On the eve of an infamous presentation Anwar al-Awlaki gave at the Pentagon in 2002, the Al Qaeda operative was busy preparing -- with a prostitute he paid $400 for at a Washington hotel.

It was one of more than a half-dozen liaisons Awlaki had with prostitutes between late 2001 and early 2002, while he was under FBI surveillance, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch and reviewed exclusively by Fox News.

The documents shed new light on the double life the American-born Awlaki was leading, while living in the Washington area and working as an imam at a mosque in Falls Church, Va.

In the years before he became publicly associated with Al Qaeda and was targeted for death by the U.S. government, Awlaki was by turns welcomed and investigated by different arms of the government -- not just over his radical ties, but his predilection for prostitutes.

Yet there is no indication he was ever brought up on charges, leading Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton to question why the cleric seemed to have a "protected status."

One document obtained by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, was a June 2002 memo from FBI Assistant Director Pasquale D'Amuro detailing Awlaki's encounters with prostitutes in the D.C. area. The memo appeared to propose charges against him, claiming he spent $2,320 on seven different occasions between Nov. 5, 2001, and Feb. 4, 2002.

It described in detail an interview with the "escort" who saw him on Feb. 4, the day before he was scheduled to have lunch at the Pentagon as an invited guest.

She claimed she had a 5 p.m. appointment with him that day, and when he arrived at her room, "she looked through the 'peep' hole ... and thought to herself that he looked like Osama bin Laden."

She later identified him as Awlaki.

He paid $400 for sex, the memo said. He was described by the escort as "very polite." Awlaki, who has a record with prostitutes -- he was booked in San Diego on charges of soliciting prostitutes in the late '90s -- also told the escort that he likes to use escort services when he travels to Florida, according to the memo.

The memo described in graphic detail the services rendered for Awlaki during that period. One prostitute described a December 2001 encounter where Awlaki paid $300, in order to watch "as she engaged in erotic behavior and stimulated herself."

They met again, for the same activities, in mid-January 2002, according to the document.

Fox News was first to report in 2010 that Awlaki was invited to the Pentagon within months of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks as part of an outreach effort with supposedly moderate Muslims.

Awlaki would later emerge as a major mouthpiece for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, being linked to recent attacks including the Fort Hood shooting as well as the attempted Christmas Day bombing on a Detroit-bound flight.

He was the first American known to be included on the government's kill-or-capture list. He was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in September 2011.

One document obtained by Judicial Watch also depicted what was described by the group as a "computer database record" retrieved in February 2002, before his Pentagon lunch. It listed Awlaki's name and included the warning to "approach with caution," listing him under the heading of "terrorist organization member."

Fitton said the new documents raise questions about the relationship between Awlaki and the U.S. government.

"One can fairly conclude that the al-Qaeda mastermind had some type of 'protected status' with our government -- despite his terrorist and criminal activities," Fitton said. "We knew from days after the attacks on the World Trade Centers that (Awlaki) was a dangerous character, so why did it take the government ten years to bring him to justice?"

Fox News asked the FBI for comment, specifically on why Awlaki apparently was not prosecuted and whether the information on his alleged liaisons was shared with the Pentagon. The FBI has not yet commented on the documents. 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/02/terror-leader-awlaki-paid-thousands-for-prostitutes-in-dc-area-documents-show/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on August 07, 2013, 01:57:34 PM
Al Qaeda intercept challenges narrative of terror group 'on the run'
Published August 07, 2013
FoxNews.com
 
Reports that top-level communications among Al Qaeda operatives prompted the ongoing security alert affecting U.S. embassies around the world have raised even more questions about the Obama administration's repeated claims that Al Qaeda is "on the run."

The assertion that Al Qaeda -- with the death of Usama bin Laden and of many of his lieutenants -- is a shell of its former self was a linchpin of the 2012 Obama campaign. Even with the ongoing security threat, the State Department insisted as recently as Tuesday that the "Al Qaeda core has been weakened, decimated," despite lingering concerns about the affiliates.   

The Daily Beast reported Wednesday that sources said it was a massive conference call of more than 20 Al Qaeda leaders that tipped off the U.S. to the alleged terror plot. In The Daily Beast report, one intelligence officer reportedly described the communication of top Al Qaeda leaders as "like a meeting of the Legion of Doom." 

Fox News was told by multiple senior military and intelligence sources that reports of a conference call were "not credible." One intelligence official said it was "far-fetched" to think that many leaders would consider a conference call of that size secure -- the official speculated it was more likely the operatives were talking in some kind of chat room.

Fox News has confirmed, though, that an intercepted communication between Al Qaeda boss Ayman al-Zawahiri and the leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula did lead to the precautionary measures.

Thomas Sanderson, senior fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies Transnational Threats Project, also told FoxNews.com he's "dubious" about the claim that more than 20 operatives were holding a conference call.

But he said that if even one core Al Qaeda member was on it, "that shows that even a decimated Al Qaeda core can still cause trouble for the U.S."

"It shows that despite what we may have heard, that Al Qaeda core has diminished ... they're very much alive and well," Josh Rogin, who co-wrote the article, told Fox News. "It's a much more cohesive organization than we previously realized."

The claim of Al Qaeda's decline has been challenged over the past week, as the administration scrambled to close 19 embassies and consulates through Saturday in response to the threat. The State Department issued a global travel alert on Friday and on Tuesday ordered many U.S. government personnel out of Yemen, which may be the epicenter of the threat.

On Tuesday, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., while praising the administration's response to the threat, chastised its claims that Al Qaeda is weakened.

"I'm very critical of President Obama for trying to act as if Al Qaida has been defeated, they've been decimated," he told Fox News. "It's only a pre-9/11 attitude we have. The fact is, Al Qaeda -- yes, their central command has been hit very hard, but they morphed and metastasized. They now have affiliates all over."

King described the policy of targeting Al Qaeda leaders while at the same time telling the American people the group is defeated as "schizophrenic."

The security warnings are fueled not only by the intercepted communications but also recent jailbreaks in several countries that have allowed dozens of extremist operatives and their supporters back onto the streets.

To date, the U.S. government's response to the threat appears to be another series of drone strikes.

One drone strike killed seven suspected Al Qaeda militants in Yemen on Wednesday. It was the fifth such strike in less than two weeks in Yemen.

Officials told The Washington Post that the campaign is related to the intelligence regarding an Al Qaeda plot.

The Yemeni government also announced Wednesday that they disrupted Al Qaeda plots against oil pipelines and an important port.

A senior U.S. official told Fox News that these plots likely were "part and parcel of a larger operation the AQAP has in the works."  This official said despite the disruption of these plots, "there is an ongoing threat beyond Yemen."

"They may have disrupted an element but concern remains about a larger operation out there," the official said.

Aside from the drone strikes, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News that there are currently about 1,400 Marines aboard U.S. Naval vessels off the coast of Yemen. They have been there for some time, but are in a position to help if needed.

Walid Phares, Fox News Middle East and terrorism analyst, suggested the Obama administration is still relying too much on drone strikes to take out terror operatives who end up being replaced by other operatives.

The solution, he said, is "terminating what produces them."

"What produces Al Qaeda is the ideology. We're not waging war on the ideology -- we actually, the administration that is, is not even recognizing that there is one," Phares said.

President Obama lauded his anti-terror achievements during the presidential campaign. "We said that we would go after Al Qaeda, and they are on the run and bin Laden is dead," he said at a Sept. 28 campaign event in Washington.

Obama, appearing on the "Tonight Show" on Tuesday, defended his administration's response to the latest threat.   

"It's significant enough that we're taking every precaution.  ... And whenever we see a threat stream that we think is specific enough that we can take some specific precautions within a certain timeframe, then we do so," Obama said.


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/07/al-qaeda-claim-challenges-narrative-terror-group-on-run/#ixzz2bJpRusoQ


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on August 07, 2013, 02:00:04 PM
Nidal Hasan hopes for death sentence, lawyers say
By Josh Rubin. Matt Smith and Chelsea J. Carter, CNN
Wed August 7, 2013

Fort Hood, Texas (CNN) -- The court-martial of admitted Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan came to a screeching halt Wednesday as the lawyers assigned to back up his defense asked to withdraw from active participation in the case.

Hasan is representing himself on charges that he shot and killed 13 people and wounded 32 in the November 2009 rampage at the installation, near Killeen, Texas. But the presiding judge, Col. Tara Osborn, ruled before the court-martial began that defense lawyers could act as stand-by counsel during the proceedings.

Osborn was holding a closed-door hearing with defense lawyers and Hasan late Wednesday morning, and recessed the court-martial until Thursday.

The lawyers' roles had been limited to helping Hasan file motions and coaching him on procedural matters. But before testimony could resume Wednesday morning, Lt. Col. Kris Poppe told Osborn that Hasan was "working in concert with the prosecution to achieve a death sentence."

"It becomes clear that his goal is to remove impediments and obstacles and is working towards a death penalty," Poppe said. He and the two other lawyers said they were still willing to defend Hasan if needed but couldn't ethically stand by to help him at this point.

What to expect at Ft. Hood trial Hasan objected to Poppe's characterization, calling it "a twist of the facts." But he refused to submit his objection in writing, a move that Osborn requested to avoid revealing privileged information, and insisted on being heard in open court.

Witnesses describes horror of shooting

Testimony began Tuesday at Fort Hood, with Hasan telling the military court, "The evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter." The Army psychiatrist, who was paralyzed by a police bullet during the rampage, listened impassively as one of the first witnesses recounted the horror unleashed that November day at a processing center for soldiers heading to Afghanistan and Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford stared hard at Hasan, appearing to brace for a cross-examination from the man who had admitted to shooting him seven times. But Hasan just stared back.

Hasan: 'I am the shooter'

The courtroom turned silent as Lunsford was called as a witness. He was the first of several survivors scheduled to testify against Hasan.

Lunsford recounted how the gunman rose from a chair in the processing center, shouted "Allahu Akbar," pulled out a pistol and began shooting.

"It was a state of panic," Lunsford said.

Lunsford, a health care specialist, described how his friend and colleague, physician's assistant Michael Cahill, tried to hit Hasan with a chair to stop the shooting; Hasan shot him dead. Soldiers tried to flee or take cover inside the processing center as Hasan fired dozens of shots.

As Lunsford was checking behind him, "Major Hasan is turning the weapon on me," he said. "He has a laser on his weapon and it goes across my line of sight and I blink. In that time, he discharges his weapon. The first round, I'm hit in the head."

A second shot caught Lunsford in the back. He decided to play dead for a while before changing his mind and deciding to run for the door. He made it out of the building but was shot five more times outside, he testified.

Hasan continued shooting at Lunsford even as he was receiving first aid outside the processing center, before police arrived. Officers shot and wounded Hasan, ending the rampage and leaving him paralyzed from the chest down.

After the prosecution finished questioning Lunsford, the judge asked Hasan whether he had any questions for the witness.

"I have no questions," Hasan said.

Hasan also declined to question Michelle Harper, who worked at the deployment center and was inside when the shooting began. Prosecutors played a recording of her 911 call, where she pleaded for help.

Scheduled to go to Afghanistan

A U.S.-born citizen of Palestinian descent, Hasan had been scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan before the killings. Prosecutors hope to show that the devout Muslim had undergone a "progressive radicalization," giving presentations in defense of suicide bombings and about soldiers conflicted between military service and their religion when such conflicts result in crime.

Hasan did not want to deploy to fight against other Muslims and believed "that he had a jihad duty to kill as many soldiers as possible," said Col. Michael Mulligan, the lead prosecutor in the case.

Investigators found 146 spent shell casings in the room where the attack began, Mulligan said. Hasan carried two laser-sighted pistols and 420 rounds of ammunition, his pockets lined with paper towels to muffle the sounds of the magazines banging together, he said.

Internet searches on Hasan's computer used keywords like "terrorist killing," "innocent," "Quran," "fatwas" and "suicide bombings," Mulligan said.

Hasan told the panel in his opening statement, "We mujahedeen are trying to establish the perfect religion." But, he added, "I apologize for the mistakes I made in this endeavor."

The mujahedeen consider themselves as warriors who defend the Islamic faith.

Witness: 'His punishment will come'

Hasan told his family he had been taunted after the al Qaeda attacks of September 11, 2001. Investigations that followed the killings found he had been communicating via e-mail with Anwar al-Awlaki, the Yemeni-American radical cleric killed by a U.S. drone attack in 2011.

The case was first set to begin in March 2012, but was delayed repeatedly, notably over a previous judge's unsuccessful demand that the beard Hasan has grown while in custody be forcibly shaved.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/07/justice/hasan-court-martial/index.html?hpt=hp_t2


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on August 28, 2013, 02:32:16 PM
Good.

Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan sentenced to death
Published August 28, 2013
FoxNews.com
 
Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in 2009 in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, was sentenced to death Wednesday by a military jury after just two hours of deliberation.

Hasan, who offered little defense, sat motionless as the jury president read the verdict. Hasan has said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression and never denied being the gunman. In opening statements, he acknowledged to the jury that he pulled the trigger in a crowded waiting room where troops were getting final medical checkups before deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Hasan had one final chance Wednesday to give a closing argument before his case went to the jury, but he declined -- continuing an absent defense that he has used since his trial began three weeks ago. The panel unanimously ruled that Hasan must forfeit all pay and allowances and be dismissed from the service.

The Army psychiatrist's behavior has only stoked suspicion that his ultimate goal is martyrdom, in the form of a death sentence that would allow him to fulfill what prosecutors have described as a "jihad duty" under his Islamic faith.

The lead prosecutor, Col. Mike Mulligan, told jurors Wednesday morning that history was full of instances of death in the name of religion. But he said it would be "wrong and unsupportive" to tie Hasan's actions to a wider cause

"You cannot offer what you don't own; you cannot give away what is not yours. He can never be a martyr because he has nothing to give…..Do not be misled; do not be confused; do not be fooled. He is not giving his life. We are taking his life. This is not his gift to God, it's his debt to society. He will not now and will not ever be a martyr. He is a criminal, a cold-blooded murderer. On 5 November he did not leave this earth, he remained to pay a price. To pay a debt. The debt he owes is his life," Mulligan said.

FORT HOOD GUNMAN MAY FACE LONG WAIT FOR MARTYRDOM

Mulligan focused on the victims, insisting that Hasan deserved to be executed for the attack at the Texas military base that also wounded more than 30 people.

A few minutes after Mulligan finished, Hasan said he had no closing statement.

Hasan has been representing himself during the trial, and his lack of defense has caused problems with the military defense attorneys ordered to help him.

But legal experts say he has a nearly unshakable right under the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to represent himself. The military judge, Col. Tara Osborn, has repeatedly warned him about the danger of being his own attorney, and the three lawyers assigned to help him have tried to step in at least twice.

Osborn denied their latest request Tuesday, and twice used the same metaphor.

"Maj. Hasan is the captain of his own ship," she said.

Any lawyer trying to save Hasan would have a daunting task. In two days of sentencing, prosecutors called widows, parents and other loved ones of the people Hasan killed. They offered a picture of their overwhelming grief and struggle to move forward after his attack. At least one juror appeared visibly emotional during parts of testimony.

Osborn revealed some of what Hasan's standby attorneys wanted to tell jurors as she reviewed and denied their motion. Among that evidence includes his good behavior in custody before trial and his offer before trial to plead guilty -- which was rejected under military rules because prosecutors are seeking a death sentence.

But Hasan was dismissive of his standby attorneys' attempts. He repeatedly objected, and as one of them asked to argue the motion, he commented that he had an "overzealous defense counsel."

Hasan rested his case shortly after more than a dozen widows, mothers, fathers, children and other relatives of those killed testified about their lives since the attack. They talked of eerily quiet homes, lost futures, alcoholism and the unmatched fear of hearing a knock on the door.

The same jurors who convicted Hasan last week had just two options: either agree unanimously that Hasan should die or watch the 42-year-old get an automatic sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole.

Hasan could become the first American soldier executed in more than half a century. But because the military justice system requires a lengthy appeals process, years or even decades could pass before he is put to death.

For nearly four years, the federal government has sought to execute Hasan, believing that any sentence short of a lethal injection would deny justice to the families of the dead and the survivors who had believed they were safe behind the gates of the Texas base.

And for just as long, Hasan has seemed content to go to the death chamber for his beliefs. He fired his own attorneys to represent himself, barely put up a defense during a three-week trial and made almost no effort to have his life spared.

Mulligan reminded the jury that Hasan was a trained doctor yet opened fire on defenseless comrades. He "only dealt death," the prosecutor said, so the only appropriate sentence is death.

He was never allowed to argue in front of the jury that the shooting was necessary to protect Islamic and Taliban leaders from American troops. During the trial, Hasan leaked documents to journalists that revealed him telling military mental health workers in 2010 that he could "still be a martyr" if executed.

When Hasan began shooting, the troops were standing in long lines to receive immunizations and doctors' clearance.

Thirteen people were killed and more than were 30 wounded. All but one of the dead were soldiers, including a pregnant private who curled on the floor and pleaded for her baby's life.

The attack ended only when Hasan was shot in the back by an officer responding to the shooting. Hasan is now paralyzed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair.

The military called nearly 90 witnesses at the trial and more during the sentencing phase. But Hasan rested his case without calling a single person to testify in his defense and made no closing argument. Even with his life at stake during the sentencing hearing, he made no attempt to question witnesses and gave no final statement to jurors.

Death sentences are rare in the military, which has just five other prisoners on death row. The cases trigger a long appeals process. And the president must give final authorization before any service member is executed. No American soldier has been executed since 1961.

Hasan spent weeks planning the Nov. 5, 2009, attack, including buying the handgun and videotaping a sales clerk showing him how to change the magazine.

He later plunked down $10 at a gun range outside Austin and asked for pointers on how to reload with speed and precision. An instructor said he told Hasan to practice while watching TV or sitting on his couch with the lights off.

When the time came, Hasan stuffed paper towels in the pockets of his cargo pants to muffle the rattling of extra ammo and avoid arousing suspicion. Soldiers testified that Hasan's rapid reloading made it all but impossible to stop him. Investigators recovered 146 shell casings in the medical building and dozens more outside, where Hasan shot at the backs of soldiers fleeing toward the parking lot.

In court, Hasan never played the role of an angry extremist. He didn't get agitated or raise his voice. He addressed the judge as "ma'am" and occasionally whispered "thank you" when prosecutors, in accordance with the rules of evidence, handed Hasan red pill bottles that rattled with bullet fragments removed from those who were shot.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/08/28/fort-hood-gunman-maj-nidal-hasan-sentenced-to-death/#ixzz2dIlCaQDZ


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 16, 2013, 04:41:00 PM
Disqualified Malaysian beauty contestants apologize for insulting Islam
Published September 16, 2013
FoxNews.com

Three finalists barred from competing in the Miss Malyasia World pageant have issued an apology, addressing claims that their presence in the beauty contest was insulting to Islam.

Three of the four dropped contestants -- Wafa Johanna De Korte, Sara Amelia Bernard, Miera Sheikh and Kathrina Binti Ridzuan -- said they respect Malay culture and did not intend to hurt any religion, according to a report in the Times of India.

The women issued their formal apology to the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department (Jawi) after the National Fatwa Council issued an edict against them, citing the Administration of Islamic Law act of 1996, which states that participating, organizing or contributing to any type of beauty contest is not permissible and a sin for Muslims.

The Malay Mail reported that Islamic authorities deemed the contestants' desire to represent Malaysia in an international beauty contest illegal.

Jawi director Datuk Che Mat Che Ali said Jawi's enforcement unit would investigate the violation.

The organizer of this year’s Miss Malaysia World contest, Datuk Anna Lim, was disappointed that the country could not be represented by Malays in an international beauty pageant, according to the Malay Mail report.

The report did not make it clear whether a fourth disqualified contestant would apologize. 

The women were told if they competed in the event, they could face a fine or jail time if convicted, the Malay Mail reported. 

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/09/16/disqualified-malaysian-beauty-contestants-apologize-for-insulting-islam/?intcmp=latestnews#ixzz2f6OMxnsC


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 13, 2014, 11:24:31 AM
Politico: Boko Haram, Benghazi Linked by Obama Narrative on Al-Qaida
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
By Melanie Batley

Boko Haram and Benghazi may have something in common, according to Politico Magazine: Obama administration efforts to convince the public it had successfully forced al-Qaida into retreat.

"There are very likely real links between the Obama administration's handling of Boko Haram, the Nigerian terrorist group, and the violent extremists behind the Benghazi tragedy," Michael Hirsh, the magazine's national editor, wrote in a column.

"According to current and former U.S. officials, the reluctance of Hillary Clinton's State Department to designate Boko Haram as a foreign terrorist organization in the summer of 2012 was no isolated case; it was partly rooted in a larger effort by the Obama administration to narrowly define al-Qaida and deemphasize the rise of its new affiliates, especially in Africa," according to Politico's Hirsh.

Hirsh argued that even if there is a link, it would not be conclusive proof that there was a cover-up regarding Benghazi, or that it was wrong to keep Boko Haram off the official list of designated terrorist organizations, despite the group's subsequent recent kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls.

Nevertheless, the majority of people involved in the debate inside the administration regarding the status of Boko Haram was of the opinion that there were strong links to al-Qaida and encouraged the State Department to formalize the connection on the list.

But, one U.S. counterterrorism official familiar with the discussions at the time told Politico that there was a "real reluctance" to expand the war against al-Qaida to "other parts of the world, especially Africa, and a desire to avoid mission creep."

The timing of the debate also coincided with genuine concern by the president that the war against al-Qaida and its affiliates had become too broad and ill-defined, even in places such as Yemen, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, Hirsh said.

"It was in this super-stringent context that the administration approached Boko Haram and the various Islamist threats emerging in northern Africa, including the groups ultimately responsible for the Benghazi attack," Hirsh wrote.

"This attitude was reflected broadly in speeches by Obama warning that America must get off a 'perpetual wartime footing,' and declaring that 'core al-Qaida is a shell of its former self.' In a landmark speech at National Defense University last year, Obama said, 'We must define the nature and scope of this struggle, or else it will define us…. Unless we discipline our thinking, our definitions, our actions, we may be drawn into more wars we don't need to fight.'"

Hirsh added, "That's Obama's counterterrorism philosophy in a nutshell, and it helps explain the administration's effort to blame the Benghazi violence mainly on widespread protests against a video lampooning the Prophet Mohammad rather than 'a failure of policy,' as Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes put it in his recently released and controversial memo.

"It has also given rise to Republican charges, unsubstantiated though they remain, that the administration covered up what it knew about the Benghazi attackers to further the president's case that he was defeating al-Qaida."

Hirsh says that in some ways, the administration has already admitted that it had underestimated the growing Islamist threat in Libya that lead to the Benghazi attack, as evidenced by conclusions by Clinton's Accountability Review Board and in little-noticed remarks she has made.

It also appears that the administration was naively hoping that the rise of new jihadist groups would remain mostly engaged in local conflicts, which also served to support Obama's contention that the United States should tone down the rhetoric regarding a "war" with radical Islamists, and view it instead as an inevitable, but manageable, law-enforcement problem, Hirsh said.

"The fact remains that it is hard, if not impossible, to separate the war against al-Qaida from the legal targeting of other jihadist groups suspected of links to al-Qaida. The decision to designate such a group is often a political one, sometimes taken to appease a foreign government—and, sometimes, the American public," Hirsh concluded.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/al-Qaida-Hillary-Obama-Benghazi/2014/05/13/id/571064#ixzz31caJUGyG


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Roger Bacon on May 13, 2014, 01:04:09 PM
Why we try to reach out to these scum is beyond me.  

 ;D ;D

Police investigate far-right 'invasions' of Bradford and Glasgow mosques

Representatives of Britain First hand out leaflets and bibles to Muslim worshippers as part of 'Christian crusade' campaign


Helen Pidd, northern editor, and Declan Lloyd

Tuesday 13 May 2014 12.28 BST

Police in Bradford and Scotland have launched an investigation after a group of uniformed far-right activists visited mosques over the weekend.

Representatives of Britain First, an offshoot of the British National party that is contesting this month's local and European elections, carried out what they called a Christian crusade, handing out leaflets and army issue Bibles to Muslim worshippers.

In Yorkshire, members of the group wore matching flatcaps and green jackets embossed with the party logo, which features a crown and the legend "Taking our country back".

They filmed themselves telling one Muslim man to "reject the false prophet Mohammed and read the Bible", and they visited the campaign office of Nazam Azam, a Muslim Labour councillor running for re-election in Bradford, demanding action on "Muslim grooming gangs".

Bradford's lord mayor, Khadim Hussain, said 10 Britain First representatives turned up at his house on Saturday and intimidated two of his daughters.

Zulfi Karim, secretary of the Bradford Council of Mosques, said the action marked a new wave of extremist action and was co-ordinated with almost military precision. He is due to travel to London on Thursday to meet Stephen Williams, a Liberal Democrat minister with responsibility for community cohesion.

read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/13/police-far-right-invasions-bradford-glasgow-mosques-britain-first


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on May 13, 2014, 01:05:12 PM
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/05/10/maher_islamophobic_is_a_word_created_by_fascists_and_used_by_cowards_to_manipulate_morons.html



owned


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 15, 2014, 10:19:01 AM
Christian Hanging: Pregnant Woman in Sudan to Die for Renouncing Islam
Thursday, 15 May 2014
By Clyde Hughes

A Sudanese court sentenced a pregnant Christian woman to death by hanging this week for allegedly renouncing Islam, and a judge also ordered her to be lashed for committing adultery by marrying a man outside her religion.

Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was convicted of apostasy Thursday after a judge determined that she abandoned Islam and broke Sharia law by marrying a Christian man. Ibrahim, who is eight months pregnant, failed to renounce her Christianity under the court's three-day deadline, which expired Thursday, according to USA Today.

Even though Ibrahim was raised by a single mother who is Orthodox Christian, the court still considers her a Muslim because that was her father's religion. Under Sudanese law, Muslim women are not allowed to marry non-Muslim men.

"Conversion from Islam is a crime punishable by death, suspected converts to Christianity face societal pressures, and government security personnel intimidate and sometimes torture those suspected of conversion," the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom said in its 2014 report.

The Christian hanging sentence brought about protest from Amnesty International.

"The decision of a Sudanese court to sentence a heavily pregnant Sudanese Christian woman to death by hanging for 'apostasy' and flogging for 'adultery' is truly abhorrent," the global rights organization said in a news release.

Manar Idriss, an Amnesty International Sudan researcher, said in the statement that Ibrahim's sentence is a violation of international law.

"The fact that a woman has been sentenced to death for her religious choice, and to flogging for being married to a man of an allegedly different religion is appalling and abhorrent," Idriss wrote. "Adultery and apostasy are acts which should not be considered crimes at all. It is flagrant breach of international human rights law."

Haram Othman, one of Ibrahim's attorneys, told CNN that they plan to appeal the decision within 15 days.

http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/christian-hanging-pregnant-woman/2014/05/15/id/571501#


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on May 15, 2014, 03:12:55 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/sudanese-woman-sentenced-death-converting-christianity-204352842.html;_ylt=AwrBJSC1MXVTcEcA98nQtDMD


FNG animals


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 30, 2014, 10:26:30 AM
Dick Cheney: Obama Refusing to Recognize Global Spread of Radical Islam
Sunday, 22 Jun 2014
By Sandy Fitzgerald

The United States is in "big trouble ahead" because of President Barack Obama's "refusal to recognize reality" and his emphasis on getting the United States to withdraw from the Middle East, according to former Vice President Dick Cheney.

"Iraq is not the whole problem," Cheney told ABC News' Jonathan Karl on "This Week" Sunday. "We have a much bigger problem than just the current crisis in Iraq."

He pointed to a recent Rand Corporation report showing there has been a 58 percent increase in the number of groups such as al-Qaida and jihadists.

Urgent: Do You Approve of Obama's Handling of Foreign Policy? Vote Here

"It stretches from west Africa, across north Africa, east Africa, and through the Middle East," Cheney said. "It's a doubling of the number of terrorists out there."

But the Obama administration is refusing to recognize that spread, said Cheney.

"The spread of the terrorist groups is not recognized by the [Obama] administration," said Cheney. "The fact that information could fall into the hands of terrorists is not being addressed. I think we need a broad strategy that lets us address the full range of the issues."

And when it comes to the current uprising in Iraq, Cheney said it's time to be "realistic about the nature of the threat."

Late last week, Obama announced 300 military advisers would be sent into Iraq to help with the situation.

"We're arguing over 300 advisers when the request had been for 20,000 in order to do the job right," said Cheney. "I'm not sure we have addressed the problem."

Further, Cheney said that he "would definitely" be helping the resistance in Syria with training and weapons.

"At this point, there are no good, easy answers," said Cheney. "The problem we're faced with is a much broader one. We need an administration to recognize that we have this huge problem."

This means to quit "peddling the notion" that because core al-Qaida members have been captured or killed, the problem is over."

Karl pointed out that although Cheney wrote in The Wall Street Journal  last week that "rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many," there are critics, including Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, who says Cheney was the one who was wrong on Iraq.

The former vice president said his position on Iraq has not changed since he was in office.

"I was a strong supporter then of going into Iraq," said Cheney. "I'm a strong supporter now. Everybody knows my position."

But if time is spent debating what happened 11 or 12 years ago, he continued. "we're going to miss the threat that is growing and that we do face."

In addition, he called Paul an "isolationist" who "doesn't believe we should be involved in that part of the world."

Cheney, though, continues to believe involvement in the Middle East is essential.

"One of the things I worried about 12 years ago and that I worry about today, is there will be another 9/11 attack," said Cheney. "Next time, it will be far deadlier than airplanes and box cutters."

Further, Cheney said that there is a growing situation in Pakistan, where there are nuclear weapons and technology sold to the North Koreans.

In his Wall Street Journal article, Cheney said "only a fool" would take the approach Obama is taking in Iraq, Karl noted, but Cheney said he's not just referring to that country.

"It referred to the fact that we have left a big vacuum in the Middle East by our withdrawal from Iraq with no stay-behind agreement and by the agreement that we're going to withdraw from Afghanistan," said Cheney.

The vacuum is being filled by people such as the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and in Pakistan, where the Taliban has launched a major attack on the Karachi airport, said Cheney.

"The scope of the problem is based upon an unwillingness by the president to acknowledge we have a problem," said Cheney. "They claimed we got bin Laden so terrorism is solved. That was not true then and it is not true today."

Further, Cheney said the nation needs to reverse course on its defense budget.

"We're decimating the defense budget," he said. "We need to go back to a two-war strategy."

He noted that the U.S. Army has 40 brigades, but "only four are combat ready."

And as a result, Cheney said, Obama has "dramatically limited the capability of future presidents to combat crises."

And when it comes to potential future presidents, Cheney said he is no longer impressed by Hillary Clinton like he was in 2008, when Obama selected her as Secretary of State.

At that time, he said he thought Clinton was tough, smart, and works very hard, and "may turn out to be just what President Obama needs."

But now, Cheney says, Clinton was working with a president with a fundamentally different philosophy and was not able to meet her potential.

 "She has not operated in that environment," said Cheney.  I think she's been a disappointment with respect to things like Benghazi and other problems."

And while Paul is considered a front-runner for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, Cheney said he has not picked his favorite yet.

"One of the things that is right at the top of my list is whether or not the individual we nominate believes in a strong America, believes in a situation where the United States is able to provide the leadership in the world basically to maintain the peace and to take on the Al Qaeda types, where ever they show up," he said.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/dick-cheney-radical-islam-obama/2014/06/22/id/578544#ixzz3690urJP5


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on August 11, 2014, 12:37:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry3NzkAOo3s


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on August 12, 2014, 11:46:49 AM
Former Australian Army Chief: “Get Ready for a 100 Year War With Islam”
August 10, 2014
 
The left has little patience for war. As Israel and the radical Islamic terrorists of Hamas battled in Gaza, American liberals–who opposed Israel’s attempts to defend its territory and citizens to begin with–began clamoring for a cease-fire after only a few weeks, even though such a move would be quite obviously counter-productive to long-term stability in the region.

After years of an American military presence in the middle east, it was the left’s impatience with the conflict that drove President Barack Obama to pull out of Iraq–prematurely, as it turns out. Even as he authorizes new military action in the country against the “Islamic State,” Obama felt obligated to warn Americans that the situation in northern Iraq will not be stabilized in mere “weeks.”

So the American left will not be happy to hear the voice of experience from Director of the National Security Institute at the University of Canberra Peter Leahy, who formerly served as chief of the Australian army.

Professor Leahy recently told an interviewer that the “war against radical Islam was likely to last for nearly 100 years,” according to the UK’s Daily Mail.

“Get ready for a long war,” Leahy said.

Noting the “significant increase in brainwashing content online from radicals looking to recruit” westerners to their cause, Leahy said the threat to the national security of western nations continues to grow.

The former Australian commander added that while many jihadists focus on the purity of Islam in their home countries, others target western nations as the source of impurity and evil. “We must be ready to protect ourselves,” he said, “and, where necessary, act preemptively to neutralize the evident threat.”

Liberals will really hate that. The idea of a preemptive strike, even against an enemy sworn to destroy you, is anathema to anyone who fears the possible consequences of, and inherent responsibility for, actual action–just look to liberal condemnation of Israel for an example. After all, thinking is so much safer than acting.

And that, of course, is not only what liberals want you to believe. It’s what radical Islamic terrorists want you to believe, as well.

http://conservativetribune.com/100-year-war-with-islam/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on August 19, 2014, 12:26:06 PM
Islamic State message to America: 'we will drown all of you in blood'
Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its militants.

The video, which shows a photograph of an American who was beheaded during the U.S. occupation of Iraq and victims of snipers, featured a statement which said in English "we will drown all of you in blood".

U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq have helped Kurdish fighters take back some territory captured by Islamic State militants, who have threatened to march on Baghdad.

The latest advance by the Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, sent tens of thousands of members of the Yazidi ethnic minority and Christians fleeing for their lives and alarmed the Baghdad government and its Western allies.

Unlike al-Qaeda, Islamic State has so far focused on seizing land in Iraq and Syria for its self-proclaimed caliphate, not spectacular attacks on Western targets.

U.S. President Barack Obama said at a news conference on Monday that the Islamic State posed a threat to Iraq and the entire region.

(The story was refiled to correct the third paragraph to remove reference to airstrikes on Kurdish fighters)

(Writing by Michael Georgy; editing by Ralph Boulton)

http://news.yahoo.com/islamic-state-message-america-drown-blood-004418744.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on August 20, 2014, 12:12:21 PM
US intel confirms journalist execution video 'authentic,' Obama vows 'relentless' fight against ISIS
Published August 20, 2014
FoxNews.com

President Obama, reacting to the brutal execution of an American journalist by Islamic State terrorists, said Wednesday that the militant organization has "no place in the 21st century," as U.S. intelligence analysts confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the journalist's beheading.

The president, in brief remarks from Martha's Vineyard, said the video of James Foley's death "shocks the conscience," while vowing to continue the fight against the organization which has taken root across swaths of Iraq and Syria. He called for a "common effort" across the Middle East to "extract this cancer so it does not spread."

"The United States of America will continue to do what we must do to protect our people," Obama said. "We will be vigilant and we will be relentless."

Military analysts and U.S. lawmakers also say the execution should be a wake-up call to the need to dismantle the militant organization. 

The remarks come after the White House National Security Council released a brief statement saying the intelligence community reviewed the video and has "reached the judgment that this video is authentic." Obama said he spoke with Foley's parents earlier Wednesday.

The beheading marks the first time the Islamic State -- also known as ISIS, or ISIL -- has killed an American citizen since the Syrian conflict broke out in March 2011, upping the stakes in an increasingly chaotic and multilayered war.

“America got a glimpse of exactly who they are,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., told Fox News on Wednesday. “This is a group you need to deal with.”

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called the "brutal execution" of a hostage "the clearest indication to date that ISIL has declared war on the United States."

The militants in the video railed against U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and threatened to kill a second American journalist, depending on Obama’s “next decision” – an apparent reference to U.S. military policy in the region.

The video puts pressure on the White House to weigh the risks of ramping up airstrikes in Iraq targeting the Islamic State, and the possibility that militants could kill more Americans in response.

But in an indication that the U.S. response is not changing, a U.S. official said American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen strikes in Iraq since Tuesday. The official told the Associated Press the airstrikes were in the area of the Mosul Dam and were aimed at helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces create a buffer zone at the key facility.

Rogers and others said the video only underscores the need to develop a clear strategy for defeating the group. Rogers said this week’s success, for instance, in helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces retake the Mosul Dam from militants must be part of a “bigger strategy.” 

“That [video] ought to get us off our backsides and get to work on dismantling this organization. It’s dangerous,” he told Fox News.

“We have to be taking severe military action,” Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, a former military intelligence officer now with the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, told Fox News, saying “boots on the ground” are not necessarily needed to do that.

“We do have the ability to start walking back ISIS, we can't wait,” he said, echoing lawmakers’ concerns that the group will try to attack New York City, Washington and other American targets if they can.

Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and National Security Agency, raised the same issue.

“What we've seen with this video is the character of the Islamic State. Do you want that to continue to exist and thrive and grow and be able to threaten other Americans?” he said on Fox News.

Foley's family also confirmed his death in a statement posted on a Facebook page that was created to rally support for his release, saying they "have never been prouder of him."

"He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people," said the statement, which was attributed to Foley's mother, Diane Foley. She implored the militants to spare the lives of other hostages. "Like Jim, they are innocents. They have no control over American government policy in Iraq, Syria or anywhere in the world."

Foley, 40, from Rochester, N.H., disappeared in northern Syria in November 2012. He had previously reported for several outlets, including Stars and Stripes, but was freelancing for Agence France-Presse and the Boston-based media company GlobalPost at the time. The car he was riding in was stopped by four militants in a contested battle zone that both Sunni rebel fighters and government forces were trying to control. He had not been heard from since.

The group is the heir apparent of the militancy known as Al Qaeda in Iraq, which beheaded many of its victims, including American businessman Nicholas Berg in 2004.

The video released on websites Tuesday appears to show the increasing sophistication of the Islamic State group's media unit and begins with scenes of Obama explaining his decision to order airstrikes.

It then cuts to a balding man in an orange jumpsuit kneeling in the desert, next to a black-clad militant with a knife to his throat. Foley's name appears in both English and Arabic graphics on screen. After the captive speaks, the masked man is shown apparently beginning to cut at his neck; the video fades to black before the beheading is completed. The next shot appears to show the captive lying dead on the ground, his head on his body. The video appears to have been shot in an arid area; there is no vegetation to be seen and the horizon is in the distance where the sand meets the gray-blue sky.

At the end of the video, a militant speaking with a British accent shows a second man, who was identified as another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warns that he could be the next captive killed. Sotloff was kidnapped near the Syrian-Turkish border in August 2013; he had freelanced for Time, the National Interest and MediaLine.

New Hampshire lawmakers condemned the killing. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., called it a "cowardly act of terrorism" that "underscores the threat that ISIL poses to the freedoms we hold dear."

In a statement Tuesday evening, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, also called the act "appalling."

“Seldom is the descriptor 'evil' applied with perfect accuracy as it is with this monstrous group that glories in death," he said. "They know no human decency -- murdering journalists, beheading religious minorities refusing to convert, victimizing women and children, and starving entire communities.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/20/beheading-video-prompts-calls-for-us-to-escalate-campaign-against-isis/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 08, 2014, 04:45:46 PM
Arab states join forces against ISIS, as Obama preps strategy
Published September 08, 2014
FoxNews.com

Arab League nations called Monday for combating Islamic State extremists, acting to join forces against the terror threat as President Obama continues to forge his own coalition for battling the extremist group.

It's not clear to what extent the Arab League and western allies are coordinating.

The league's resolution, issued after late-night meetings of Arab foreign ministers a day earlier, doesn't explicitly back American military action against the group. On a separate track, Obama administration officials met Friday in Wales with mostly European allies to discuss the Islamic State threat.

Obama, though, is seeking an international coalition to challenge the Islamic State group and has urged nations in the region to get involved.

Secretary of State John Kerry is due to travel to the Middle East this month in an effort to secure the backing of Arab states for an anti-ISIS campaign, while Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was due to arrive in Turkey on Monday to press that country's leadership for support.

Obama is expected to outline his plan Wednesday to the American people.

The Arab League resolution calls for immediate measures to combat the group on the political, defense, security and legal levels.

The resolution backed the United Nations resolution issued last month that imposed sanctions on a number of the group's fighters and called on countries to adopt measures to combat terrorism. The council resolution was adopted under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, meaning it can be militarily enforced.

The move comes after the head of the 22-member Arab League urged the group's members to make a "clear and firm decision for a comprehensive confrontation" with "cancerous and terrorist" groups. Nabil Elaraby called ISIS a threat to the existence of Iraq and its neighbors and "one of the examples of the challenges that are violently shaking the Arab world, and one the Arab League, regrettably, has not been able to confront."

Iraq faces an unprecedented crisis after the Islamic State group's offensive, which included militants committing beheadings and mass killings while targeting minorities in the country.

In an attack on Monday, a bomber drove an explosives-laden Humvee, apparently seized from the Iraqi military, into the gathering of a major Sunni tribe, the Jabour, and security forces in Duluiyah, some 45 miles north of Baghdad, a police officer said.

The explosion killed 16 and wounded at least 55 people, the officer said. A health official confirmed the casualties.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration reportedly is preparing a campaign to destroy the Islamic State militant group that could outlast the president's remaining time in office, according to The New York Times.

Citing U.S. officials, the Times reported late Sunday that the White House plan involves three phases that some Pentagon officials believe will require at least three years of sustained effort.

The first phase, airstrikes against Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is already under way in Iraq, where U.S. aircraft have launched 143 attacks since August 8. The second phase involves an intensified effort to train, advise, and equip the Iraqi Army, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, and any Sunni tribesmen willing to fight their ISIS co-religionists. The Times reports that this second phase will begin sometime after Iraq forms a new government, which could happen this week.

The third and most politically fraught phase of the campaign, according to The Times, would require airstrikes against ISIS inside Syria. Last month, the government of Bashar Assad in Damascus warned the Obama administration not to launch airstrikes against ISIS in Syria without its permission.

Obama was scheduled to outline his plan in a meeting Tuesday with House and Senate leaders before addressing the nation in a speech Wednesday, the eve of the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/08/arab-states-join-forces-against-isis-as-obama-preps-strategy/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 10, 2014, 12:57:03 PM
Radical Imam: Terrorism Is 'Part of Islam'
(http://www.newsmax.com/CMSPages/GetFile.aspx?guid=b9ca23b3-273a-4cb0-a639-6ead39406361&SiteName=Newsmax&maxsidesize=600)
Image: Radical Imam: Terrorism Is 'Part of Islam' Anjem Choudary. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
Friday, 05 Sep 2014
By Sean Piccoli

A British imam gave a television interview this week in which he defended acts of terror, including the beheading of foreign journalists, as consistent with the teachings of the Koran, Breitbart News blogger John Sexton reported.

London-based cleric Anjem Choudary told Russia Today that "terrorizing the enemy is in fact part of Islam" in an interview with the English-language RT news program, "Worlds Apart."

Choudary cited a passage of the Koran that calls for Muslims to use "steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah."

"So terrorizing the enemy is in fact part of Islam," Choudary said. "I mean this is something that we must embrace and understand as far as the jurisprudence of Islam is concerned."

Sexton wrote that, "Choudary went on to say that Muslims make no distinction between civilians and armed forces since civilians elect the leaders who direct the armed forces."

Choudary, also a lawyer who lectures on Sharia law, headed an Islamic group, Al Muhajiroun, which was banned in the United Kingdom.

Two attendees of Al Muhajiroun events were arrested in the 2013 murder of a British Army veteran of the Afghanistan war, who was stabbed to death in broad daylight on a busy London street.

Choudary has sparred with Fox News' Sean Hannity and CNN's Brian Stelter in recent interviews, and even spawned an anti-Choudary Facebook page.

http://www.Newsmax.com/Newsfront/Anjem-Choudary-imam-Islam-Koran/2014/09/05/id/592972/#ixzz3Cwcnke2F


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 24, 2014, 09:49:04 AM
Khorasan Group Founders Obsessed With Pulling Off Next 9/11
Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014
By Melanie Batley

American airstrikes in Syria have begun to focus on a small, little-known al-Qaida offshoot that is fixated on carrying out an assault on the United States similar to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The group, known as Khorasan, is composed of roughly 50 fighters who were trained in Afghanistan and Pakistan and sent to Syria to recruit foreign fighters. The jihadists are loyal to al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, and operate separately from the Islamic State (ISIS), Fox News reported.

"Their focus is recruiting those that hold Western passports so they can attack Western airliners," Ryan Mauro, national security analyst and adjunct professor of homeland security at the Clarion Project, told Fox News. "Since a-Qaida is looking like a bunch of has-beens, an attack on Western airliners would be a way of restoring their credibility.

"It's the jihadist equivalent of an old rock band launching a comeback tour," he added.

The group has set up training camps in Syria, and followers are given sophisticated skills in bomb making.

The Obama administration on Tuesday directed airstrikes against the group around the regions of Idlib and Aleppo, and officials said the bombings damaged the group, though may not have eradicated it.

The group has become a rival of ISIS, competing for dominance in international terrorism, according to Fox News, but ISIS claims their divisions are based on spiritual differences.

"Al-Qaida, including Jabhat al-Nusra and Khorasan, deviated from the rightful course," ISIS spokesman Mohammed al-Adnani recently declared, according to Fox News. "It is not a dispute about who to kill or who to give your allegiance. It is a question of religious practices being distorted and an approach veering off the right path."

Khorasan, whose leader is Muhsin al-Fadhli, is particularly concerned with attacking Western planes and trains. There have been unconfirmed reports that al-Fadhli was killed in the bombing raid and sources say his death could be a major blow to the organization.

Al-Fadhli is believed to have been one of the few that were privy to the September 11 plot before it was carried out, and he had extensive training in firearms, anti-aircraft guns, and explosives.

"The group's repeated efforts to conceal explosive devices to destroy aircraft demonstrate its continued pursuits of high-profile attacks against the West," Nicholas Rasmussen, deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said, according to Fox News. He added that Khorasan's "increasing awareness of Western security procedures and its efforts to adapt to those procedures" make it particularly dangerous.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warned last week that the group poses a real threat of attacks on U.S. soil.

"In terms of threat to the homeland, Khorasan may pose as much of a danger as the Islamic State," Clapper said, according to Fox News.

http://www.Newsmax.com/Newsfront/khorasan-obsessed-recreating-911/2014/09/24/id/596536/#ixzz3EFilSmS4


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on September 24, 2014, 11:20:48 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/25/world/africa/herve-gourdel-french-hostage-beheaded-algeria.html?_r=0



 :(


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on September 26, 2014, 09:04:10 AM
http://twitchy.com/2014/09/26/breaking-woman-beheaded-in-oklahoma


Where is stawtwink to tell us all religions are the same?


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on September 26, 2014, 09:07:54 AM

Police: FBI looking into Moore beheading after suspect tried to convert others to Islam

Posted 4:38 pm, September 25, 2014, by KFOR-TV & K. Querry, Updated at 11:01am, September 26, 2014   




Facebook2K+
Twitter630
Google
Pinterest
LinkedIn1
Email



Update: 9/26 10:38 a.m.:

MOORE, Okla. – Officials with the Moore Police Department say the FBI is now involved in the investigation related to a brutal attack of workers at a food distribution plant.

Sgt. Jeremy Lewis says the alleged suspect, 30-year-old Alton Nolen had just been fired when he drove to the front of the business, hit a vehicle and walked inside.

He walked into the front office area where he met 54-year-old Colleen Hufford and began attacking her with a knife.

Sgt. Lewis confirms the type of knife used in the attack is the same kind used at the plant.

Lewis confirms that Hufford was stabbed several times and that Nolen “severed her head.”

At that point, Lewis claims Nolen met 43-year-old Traci Johnson and began attacking her with the same knife.

Officials say at that point, Mark Vaughan, an Oklahoma County reserve deputy and a former CEO of the business, shot him as he was actively stabbing Johnson.

“He’s a hero in this situation,” Sgt. Lewis said, referring to Vaughan. “It could have gotten a lot worse.”

Authorities say it appears Nolen was attacking employees at random.

Johnson is in stable condition at a local hospital, recovering from her injuries.

The FBI is now looking into Nolen’s background after his former co-workers said he tried to convert them to Islam after recently converting himself.

Lewis says the FBI is working in conjunction with the Moore Police Department, especially when it comes to the religious aspect of the case.

At this time, it is not known if the suspect’s beliefs played a role in the attack.

Employees are back at work today.

Vaughan Foods released the following statement about the attack:

“On behalf of everyone at Vaughan Foods, we are shocked and deeply saddened by the events of today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the team member we lost and all those affected. Our focus is on the safety and well-being of our employees. We will provide counseling and support for our team members and support each other through this difficult time. We are working with authorities on this active investigation and ask that you direct your questions to local law enforcement.”

The Moore Police Department released the 911 tapes associated with the attack.

 

911 Caller: “Shut the door, shut the door!”

Dispatcher: “Moore 911, where’s your emergency?”

911 Caller: “Vaughan Foods, Moore, Oklahoma, 216 N.E. 12th St.”

Dispatcher: “What’s going on there?”

911 Caller: “We have someone attacking someone in the building. I was just informed.”

Dispatcher: “Okay, where are they at?”

911 Caller: “Inside, are they in the office? They’re in the office, front office of the building. Yeah, we can hear a lot of screaming. We’re actually in a different office but someone just came in here yelling.”

Dispatcher: “Okay, do you know where they’re at in the building?”

911 Caller: “In the front of the building, there’s our main entrance.”

Dispatcher: “Okay, do you know where he is at in the plant?”

911 Caller: “We know that he’s loose. He has stabbed someone.”

Dispatcher: “Yeah, we’ve got medical en route for them. Is anybody with him or do you know?”

911 Caller: “Hold on, I’m going to put you on speakerphone for one second. Okay, so we don’t know where the person went and he went through our front office, went through the shipping office and stabbed a woman in our customer service department.”

Dispatcher: “Okay, did he know her? Is that who he was arguing with? Is she an employee?”

911 Caller: “She is an employee.”

Dispatcher: “Okay, thank you.”

911 Caller: “Lock that door.”

Dispatcher: “Yeah, lock everyone in there if you can.”

911 Caller: “Yeah, we’re trying. Okay, can you hear this in the background?”

(yelling)

Dispatcher: “Is that him? He’s back?”

911 Caller: “Yeah, it sounds like he’s running around out here.”

(loud bangs)

911 Caller: “And that’s a gun shot.”

Dispatcher: “Got a gun shot. Units responding to Vaughan Foods, be advised we do now have gunshots. Okay, do you know where he’s at now?”

911 Caller: “He’s in the hallway, outside of the center of the building.”

Dispatcher: “Maybe in the hallway in the center of the building. And how many more shots have you heard?”

911 Caller: “We’ve heard three.”

Dispatcher: “Three shots?”

911 Caller: “Now I’m hearing somebody yelling in the hallway.”

Dispatcher: “There’s another subject yelling in the hallway. Units be advised that there’s another subject yelling in the hallway. Still same amount of injuries.”

911 Caller: “Stay down, stay down.”

 

 

 

ORIGINAL STORY: We’re learning more details about a brutal crime that left one woman dead and sent two other people to an Oklahoma hospital.

Around 4:05 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, authorities were called to N.E. 12th St. after receiving reports of a shooting or stabbing near a business.

Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, with the Moore Police Department, said it was not an active shooter situation but could confirm that an officer was involved in a shooting at the Vaughan Foods distribution warehouse.

Lewis says 30-year-old Alton Nolen attacked one woman inside the business, who later died from her injuries.

NewsChannel 4 has learned Nolen allegedly beheaded her following a workplace dispute.

The deceased victim has been identified as 54-year-old Colleen Hufford.

Police say he also tried to kill another woman, officials say.

Sgt. Lewis says Nolen was attacking another woman when an off-duty sheriff’s deputy, who was also the former CEO of the business, shot him multiple times with a rifle.

Nolen and the second victim were taken to OU Medical Center in critical condition.

Authorities say Nolen has no relation to the victims.

There were as many as 300 workers inside of the warehouse at the time of the incident.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on September 26, 2014, 09:11:56 AM
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/09/26/report-gruesome-beheading-detail-revealed-in-oklahoma-food-distribution-plant-murder




Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on September 28, 2014, 02:04:58 PM
Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | September 28, 2014 | Danielle Avel
Posted on September 28, 2014 at 4:24:51 PM EDT by 2ndDivisionVet



Was Muslim convert Alton Nolen, who allegedly beheaded co-worker Colleen Hufford and stabbed another woman in Oklahoma on Sept. 25, inspired by ISIS, the Islamist group that rules large parts of Syria and Iraq? (ISIS is also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIL, Islamic State, and Da`esh.)

Law enforcement and the media have, as usual, distanced the attack from Islam and terrorism, implying the alleged crime is an example of “workplace violence” due to Nolen’s recent firing from Vaughan Foods.

But co-workers report Nolen had a history of attempting to convert them to the Muslim faith. Law enforcement officials have not yet revealed if this was a contributing factor in Nolen’s termination. In addition, Robin Marsh of KWTV-9 reports that Nolen was “shouting Islamic phrases” while attacking his victims.

It is Nolen himself, however, who provides the best initial evidence that radical Islam in general and ISIS in particular motivated his alleged murder a fellow worker....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Oklahoma; War on Terror; Click to Add Topic


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on October 07, 2014, 05:51:38 AM
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/nigeria-boko-haram-torch-185-churches-captured-towns-borno-adamawa-1468763


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on October 07, 2014, 07:44:40 AM
http://clashdaily.com/2014/10/graphic-video-islamic-state-slaughters-teenagers-stripped-underwear





Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on October 07, 2014, 08:18:54 AM
http://pamelageller.com/2014/10/jihadist-group-boko-haram-beheads-seven-prominent-businessmen-in-nigeria.html/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on October 13, 2014, 01:39:41 PM
Cheney: 'Very Dangerous Period … More Threatening Than the Period Before 9/11'
'9/11 will turn out to be not nearly as bad as the next mass casualty attack against the United States'
OCT 13, 2014 • BY DANIEL HALPER

Vice President Dick Cheney opened up for a nearly two hour interview with Bill Kristol, as part of the latest installment of Conversations With Bill Kristol:

The two discussed Cheney's time as secretary of defense, the Gulf War, the Nixon and Ford Years, the Reagan years, 9/11, and the threats we face today.

On the last point, Cheney surveyed the world -- particulary the Middle East -- and expressed concern about Iran getting nuclear weapons. If that happens, Cheney predicted, many other countries in the region would quickly acquire nuclear weapons, too.

"So we're in a very dangerous period and I think it's more threatening than the period before 9/11," Cheney predicted. "I think 9/11 will turn out to be not nearly as bad as the next mass casualty attack against the United States--which, if and when it comes, will be with something far deadlier than [with] airline tickets and box cutters."

Cheney defended the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques--specifically, waterboarding--used by the Bush administration to help save American lives, as well as the NSA program. He also talked about how congressional leaders, such as Nancy Pelosi, all privately signed off on the programs -- and implored the Bush administration not to bring it to Capitol Hill for discussion.

Kristol ended the conversation by thanking Cheney for his "model" public service.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/cheney-very-dangerous-period-more-threatening-period-911_810984.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Jack T. Cross on October 13, 2014, 02:01:23 PM
If someone could give his personal guarantee we're about to be attacked, it would probably be Dick Cheney, yes.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on October 13, 2014, 02:02:45 PM
Yes, the man who worked with foreign terrorists, the airline industry, the military, etc. to bomb us on 911. 


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Jack T. Cross on October 13, 2014, 02:28:28 PM
Yes, the man who worked with foreign terrorists, the airline industry, the military, etc. to bomb us on 911. 

To "bomb us", Beach?


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on October 13, 2014, 02:32:59 PM
To "bomb us", Beach?

Oh this is where we pretend like you don't know what I'm talking about?  The WTC and Pentagon. 


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on November 11, 2014, 03:39:44 PM
Intel memo shows NYC ax attacker's online obsession with radical Islam
By Catherine Herridge
Published November 11, 2014
FoxNews.com

EXCLUSIVE: The suspect in the Oct. 23 hatchet attack on two New York City cops had been searching online for jihadist propaganda and foreign terror organizations -- as well as information on martyrdom and suicide bombings -- in the weeks leading up to the assault, according to a city counterterrorism bureau intelligence assessment obtained by Fox News.

While initial reporting from unnamed sources suggested Zale Thompson may have been motivated by anti-government or black power sentiments, the four-page document provides new details that speak to Thompson's self-radicalization. They show his online obsession with the "message" of terror groups like Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

The intelligence assessment, further, said he "may have held a long-standing interest in violent jihad."

"A preliminary analysis by the NYPD of approximately 277 online search terms by Zale Thompson in the weeks leading up to the attack revealed multiple references to 'jihadist' materials," the assessment states. "Thompson used internet search engines to query specific terms including but not limited to 'lone wolf,' 'jihad,' and 'jihad against the police'."

The investigation is ongoing, and the report says "there is no evidence that Thompson conspired with other individuals to carry out the attack" -- but it adds that his Internet searches were focused on known terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda, its affiliate in Somalia known as al-Shabaab, and the Islamic State. It also documents 58 search terms from Thompson's electronic records that range from "jihad against the infidels" to "fatwa against americans" to "death to America in Arabic."

The search history with terms such as "is Saudi Arabia a member of the United Nations" and "Saudi Arabic 69th general assembly un" also suggests Thompson may have considered targeting the annual U.N. conference and Saudi dignitaries. 

The intelligence assessment includes an evidence photo from the crime scene where Thomspon appeared to stalk the rookie cops, attacking them with the hatchet -- before he was shot dead. A second ax and hunting knife from the suspect's home were also pictured.

Officer Kenneth Healey, 25, suffered a severe head injury in the attack, and Officer Joseph Meeker, 24, was injured in the arm. Both are rookie officers.

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., current member of the House Intelligence Committee and a former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, noted that NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said the attack was terrorism soon after it happened. King said the assessment was pulled together and shared with police across the country after a similar ax attack in Washington, D.C. He said the document shows "it was not just one deranged person, but he was obsessed with Islamic terrorism."

"This was jihadist inspired. Plain and simple," said Frank Cilluffo, associate vice president and director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute of George Washington University. "He had so many search terms in this respect, I think it would be very difficult to suggest that it's anything but."

The intelligence assessment says there is no known link between the New York attack and the one in Washington on Oct. 31 -- where the suspect swung an ax into the window of a police cruiser -- but suggests the pattern of attacks on military and law enforcement, including recently against Canadian soldiers, cannot be ignored.

"As I understand it, NYPD is already instituting new actions, and new steps where instead of patrolling alone, they are going to have group patrols, and stay together even, even simple measures such as having lunch. They are hoping that people will stick together, so you can have two eyes and ears on potential threat," Cilluffo said.

King said ISIS is recruiting individuals on the margins of society. "It shows the real necessity of having surveillance in neighborhoods," he said. "It may not have prevented this attack. But the best way for the police to find out in advance about these potential threats is through informants and people in the community."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/11/nyc-ax-attacker-was-follower-al-qaeda-isis-intel-memo-shows/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on November 17, 2014, 02:02:35 PM
New ISIS video shows beheading of American hostage Peter Kassig
Published November 16, 2014
FoxNews.com

The White House said Sunday that a review of an Islamic State video confirms that American hostage Peter Kassig, an aid worker and former Army Ranger, has been beheaded by the terror group.

In the nearly 16-minute video uploaded to social networks, a black-clad militant with his face concealed stands before a severed head that he says is that of the U.S. aid worker.

President Obama confirmed the video's authenticity on Sunday, saying in a statement the act was "pure evil."

The video was posted shortly after President Obama departed for Washington from the G-20 summit in Australia. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Obama was briefed by National Security Adviser Susan Rice while in flight.

Ed and Paula Kassig, Peter's parents, released a statement early Sunday saying they were aware of the reports of their son's death. They also asked that media outlets not post any images or video distributed by Islamic State, better known as ISIS or ISIL.

"We prefer our son is written about and remembered for his important work and the love he shared with friends and family," the statement read, "not in the manner the hostage takers would use to manipulate Americans and further their cause."

The video also showed what appeared to be the mass beheading of more than a dozen captured Syrian soldiers, but did not show the beheading of Kassig, 26. Showing the execution of the soldiers is a departure from previous videos, which did not depict the act of beheading. The soldiers' executioners are not wearing masks in the video and warn they will carry out similar actions outside the region.

"This is Peter Edward Kassig, a U.S. citizen of your country; Peter, who fought against the Muslims in Iraq, while serving as a soldier," the militant says near the end of the video. He speaks in an audible British accent despite his voice being distorted to make it more difficult to identify him.

"We say to you, Obama ...you claim to have withdrawn from Iraq four years ago," the militant said. "Here you are: you have not withdrawn. Rather, you hid some of your forces behind your proxies," he said, apparently referring to Western-backed Syrian rebels, Kurdish fighters and the Iraqi military.

"Here we are, burying the first American crusader in Dabiq, eagerly waiting for the remainder of your armies to arrive."

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/11/16/new-isis-video-purportedly-shows-beheading-american-hostage-peter-kassig/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on December 01, 2014, 09:30:13 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Al Qaeda plot to blow up 5 passenger planes in Christmas 'spectacular'
TERRORISTS are plotting to blow up five European passenger jets in a Christmas "spectacular", security experts say.
Published: 08:01, Mon, December 1, 2014
By DONAL MACINTYRE
   
TERRORISTS are plotting to blow up five European passenger jets in a Christmas "spectacular", security experts say.   

The threat has been taken so seriously it came close to leading to an outright ban on all hand luggage, a senior insider has revealed.

Mobile phones and electronic devices could still be banned from plane cabins, with the threat of a 9/11-style coordinated attack on London and other major cities feared imminent.

The warning comes as Whitehall officials admit that a terror strike on the UK is now "almost inevitable" particularly with British jihadis returning from fighting alongside the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

An airport security source told the Sunday Express: "We've been told that five planes are being targeted in a high profile hit before Christmas. They've been waiting for the big one.

"We have many scares but this one nearly got hand baggage pulled from all airlines. The threat is still alive and real."

The plot, which has been known about for the past two months, is thought to involve Islamists smuggling bombs on to planes bound for major European destinations before Christmas.

The well-placed security insider said talks had been held about how to deal with it, with suggestions made to ban hand luggage.

The source said: "High level negotiations are continuing at Governmental level but at the moment there has been little done to respond.

"There is paralysis because of the difficulty of banning hand luggage which is one of the strongest weapons we have against the new threats.

"All electronics may be banned from hand luggage and placed in the hold, that has been considered, and there has been behaviour analysis training at airports but while it's effective, it's difficult to roll out quickly and is not a sufficient safety net.

"The threat is aimed at Europe. The U.S has improved their security over the summer but we have not.

"Everyone is expecting something catastrophic very soon".

. . .

http://www.express.co.uk/guy-jets-in-Christmas-spectacular


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on December 03, 2014, 11:41:34 AM
 :)

Medal of Honor recipient invites Islamic State to visit
Jeff Schogol, Marine Corps Times 12:12 p.m. EST December 3, 2014

Terrorists want to track down service members using social media, and Marine Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer is hoping they drop by his place because he would love to meet them.

"I take the threat seriously, but you are talking about a bunch of cowards," Meyer told Military Times on Wednesday. "We're not cowards. We're the most feared nation on the face of the planet, and we're worried about some radical group, some extremists that prey on the weak? I mean, that's like sheep preying on lions."

The FBI has reportedly warned service members to scrub their social media accounts of any information connecting them with the U.S. military to avoid being targeted by the Islamic State terrorist group, which wants to kill U.S. troops in their homes.

When asked by the website Scout.com about the FBI's warning, Meyer said it would be a "dream come true" if Islamic State terrorists came to visit him.

"Hopefully one of these (expletive) actually shows up," Meyer told the website. "They'll definitely get more than they want at my place!"

Meyer later tweeted an invitation to the Islamic State, which is also known as ISIS or ISIL, to join him at his home for some light reading.

Fellow Marine and Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter retweeted the picture.

Meyer told Military Times that he is confident he would be able to defend himself if the Islamic State took him up on his invitation.

"The wrong people to be targeting in the United States of America is our military, because (they are) the finest men and women on the face of the earth," he said.

But Meyer stressed that he takes the threat to service members seriously and does not want to see the Islamic State show up at any other service members' homes.

"I'm just tired of us as Americans living in fear," he said. "I want people to know: Stand up to this; stand up to these people. I don't want to put anybody else in harm. They can come after me."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/12/03/dakota-meyer-islamic-state-warning/19835081/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on December 11, 2014, 01:27:03 PM
Fox News Poll: 81 percent expect ISIS attack on US, majority says keep Gitmo open
By Dana Blanton
Published December 11, 2014
FoxNews.com

A majority of American voters want any ISIS terrorist captured by the United States sent to Guantanamo Bay rather than a federal prison.  That’s a key finding of the latest Fox News poll, as President Obama wants to close Gitmo amid widespread fears ISIS will try to strike the homeland soon.

A large 81-percent majority expects the Islamic extremist group ISIS to attempt a U.S. attack in the near future, including 48 percent who think it is “very” likely, according to the poll released Wednesday.

Click here for the poll results.

If an ISIS fighter were to be captured by the U.S., where should that prisoner be sent?  By a 59-29 percent margin, voters say the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba.

Obama wants to close the facility and fulfill a 2008 campaign promise, yet 56 percent of voters want to keep it open.  That’s up from 52 percent in June, though down from a record 63 percent in 2013.

Democrats want Gitmo closed by a 12-point margin.  That’s a reversal from 2013 when Democrats favored keeping it open by 7 points.

Seven in 10 Republicans still want it open (71 percent), as do two-thirds of independents (66 percent).

Veterans are more likely to think the prison at Guantanamo Bay should stay open by nearly 50 points (72-25 percent).  That’s mostly unchanged since last year when vets favored keeping it open by 69-25 percent.

In addition to a majority of voters against closing Gitmo, by more than two-to-one voters are against having prisoners there moved to a prison near them (65-32 percent).

Meanwhile, voters put ISIS second only to the economy on the president’s list of priorities:  38 percent say working on the economy should be Obama’s first order of business right now, followed by 21 percent who say ISIS. Another 12 percent say health care, 10 percent immigration and 9 percent race relations.

By a 21-point margin, more voters disapprove than approve (56-35 percent) of the job Obama is doing handling ISIS.  Fifty-seven percent of Democrats approve, while just 31 percent of independents and 15 percent of Republicans approve.

Likewise, on foreign policy, 37 percent of voters approve, while 57 percent disapprove.

The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 1,043 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from December 7-9, 2014. The full poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/11/fox-news-poll-81-percent-expect-isis-attack-on-us-majority-says-keep-gitmo-open/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on December 16, 2014, 12:37:20 PM
Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
PUBLISHED: 16 December 2014
     
Horror over a deadly siege morphed into anger Tuesday as leaders of a grieving nation demanded to know how a man with a violent criminal history slipped through the cracks and ended up in the downtown Sydney cafe where he took 17 people hostage.

The 16-hour siege ended in a barrage of gunfire and screams early Tuesday morning when police stormed into the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in a desperate bid to free the hostages. Two of the hostages were killed, as was the gunman, Man Haron Monis, a 50-year-old Iranian-born, self-styled cleric described by Australia's prime minister as a deeply disturbed person carrying out a 'sick fantasy.'

'How can someone who has had such a long and checkered history not be on the appropriate watch list? And how can someone like that be entirely at large in the community?' Prime Minister Tony Abbott asked at a news conference. 'These are questions we need to look at carefully and calmly and methodically. That's what we'll be doing in the days and weeks ahead.'

Monis was convicted and sentenced last year to 300 hours of community service for sending what a judge called 'grossly offensive' letters to families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan between 2007 and 2009. He later was charged with being an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife. Earlier this year, he was charged with the 2002 sexual assault of a woman. He had been out on bail on all the charges.

That history prompted a flurry of questions that remained unanswered more than a day after the siege began Monday morning. Why was Monis out on bail? Why was he not on a terror watch list? How did he get a shotgun in a country with tough gun ownership laws?
'We are all outraged that this guy was on the street,' New South Wales Premier Mike Baird said. 'We need to ensure that everything is done to learn from this.'

Alongside the fury and confusion was an outpouring of grief, as crowds of tearful mourners flocked to Martin Place, a plaza in the heart of Sydney's financial and shopping district where the Lindt cafe is located. The mourners left mountains of flowers in honor of the two hostages who were killed: Katrina Dawson, a 38-year-old lawyer and mother of three, and Tori Johnson, the cafe's 34-year-old manager. Officials have yet to say whether the two died in crossfire as police stormed in or were shot by their captor.

'I'll never forget this day as long as I live,' said Jenny Borovina, who was in tears with two friends while carrying white flowers to the site. She predicted that the standoff would leave a permanent scar on Australia's psyche: 'Our laid-back nature has just changed.'

Like so many who work in the area, Borovina said she was locked down in her office near the cafe for more than four hours Monday before police gave her the all-clear to leave. During that time, she said, she called her son to say take care. She also called her aunt, asking her to look after her son if she didn't make it out alive.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2875643/Australian-leader-lays-flowers-memorial.html#ixzz3M5ibP7h3


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on December 16, 2014, 12:39:13 PM
Taliban-led attack on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead
Published December 16, 2014
FoxNews.com

An assault led by the Taliban on a Pakistan military-run school Tuesday left 141 people dead, 132 of which were children, officials say, in the worst attack to hit the country in years.

The horrific attack in Peshawar, carried out by a relatively small number of militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban group, a Pakistani militant group trying to overthrow the government, also sent dozens of wounded flooding into local hospitals as terrified parents searched for their children.

"My son was in uniform in the morning. He is in a casket now," wailed one parent, Tahir Ali, as he came to the hospital to collect the body of his 14-year-old son Abdullah. "My son was my dream. My dream has been killed."

Pakistani military spokesman Asim Bajwa told a news conference Tuesday that 132 of the dead were children and another nine were staff members.

He said there were seven attackers, who all wore explosive vests.

A local hospital official told Reuters that the dead and wounded it had seen were between the ages of 10 and 20 years old.

As darkness fell on the area, officials said the country's military had cleared the school of militants.

"The operation is completed," said Bilal Ahmad Faizi, the head of the state-run rescue organization, speaking to reporters after leaving the school area.

The attack began in the morning hours, with about half a dozen gunmen entering the school — and shooting at random, said police officer Javed Khan. Army commandos quickly arrived at the scene and started exchanging fire with the gunmen, he said. Students wearing their green school uniforms could be seen on Pakistani television, fleeing the area.

Outside the school, two loud booms were heard coming from the scene in the early afternoon, as Pakistani troops battled with the attackers. Armored personnel carriers were deployed around the school grounds

Pakistani television showed soldiers surrounding the area and pushing people back. Ambulances streamed from the area to local hospitals.

. . .

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/12/16/taliban-pakistan-school-attack/?intcmp=latestnews


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 07, 2015, 12:49:17 PM
Quote
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/video-gunshots-shouts-allahu-akbar-french-magazine-shooting_823281.html


FNG animals





Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 13, 2015, 05:09:21 PM
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/conncarroll/2015/01/13/white-house-still-refuses-to-even-say-the-phrase-radical-islam-n1942527 (http://townhall.com/tipsheet/conncarroll/2015/01/13/white-house-still-refuses-to-even-say-the-phrase-radical-islam-n1942527)

listen to the current White House Baghdad Bob Press Secretary...the contortions this administration goes thru to remain PC boggles the mind


White House Still Refuses To Say "Radical Islam"
Conn Carroll | Jan 13, 2015

President Obama has pointedly refused to use the phrase "radical Islam" and White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was pressed to explain why Tuesday.

"These are individuals who are terrorists," Earnest explained to NPR's Mara Liasson who had asked why the White House chose "not to associate" itself with French President Francois Hollande's assertion that France was at war with radical Islam. "And what they did is they tried to invoke their own distorted deviant view of Islam to try and justify them," Earnest continued. "And I think that is completely illegitimate, and what we should do is call it what it is. And it is an act of terror and it is one we roundly condemn."

"But the leader of France, your ally in this effort," Liasson countered, "has put a name on this ideology, which he calls radical Islam. You have bent over backwards to not ever say that. There must be a reason."

"And I guess I am doing my best to try to explain to you what that is," Earnest responded. "The first is, accuracy. We want to describe exactly what happened. These are individuals who carried out an act of terrorism. And they later tried to justify that act terrorism by invoking the religion of Islam and their own deviant view of it."

"The second," Earnest continued, "is this is an act that was roundly condemned by muslim leaders. I'm describing to you the reasons why we have not chosen to use that label because it doesn't seem to accurately describe what had happened. We also don't want to be in a situation where we are legitimizing what we consider to be a completely illegitimate justification for this violence. I am not going to criticize anybody who chooses to use that label. I'm talking about the way we are trying to talk about this and we are trying to be as specific and accurate as possible in describing what exactly occurred."

But is that exactly what occurred? Did the two men that assassinated the journalists at Charlie Hedbo choose the magazine at random and then, after the fact as Earnest suggests, try and justify their actions by invoking Islam?

Did the man who took hostages at a Paris grocery store just happen to pick a Jewish store by random, and then later as the White House position posits, justify his acts by invoking Islam?

Or did a radical version of Islam, one embraced by tens of millions muslims world wide, influence these men before they acted? Is this same version of Islam inspiring muslims all over the world to travel to Iraq and Syria to fight for the Islamic State? Did this same version of Islam inspire the 9/11 attacks?

The White House is right about two things. First, labels matter. That's why Earnest is bending over backwards not to use the "radical Islam" label.

Second, accuracy matters. Are young men seeking to terrorize and kill and only then, as the White House suggests, later looking for an ideology to justify what they already did? Or is there an ideology that is inspiring and motivating these attacks in the first place? And if so what is its name?

You can read Earnest's entire exchange with Liasson below.

LIASSON: There have been a lot of questions raised about why you have chosen not to associate yourself with the language that was used by the French president when he said we are at war with radical Islam. And instead you have chosen a formulation where you say we want to counter individuals who commit violence based on their warped view of Islam. Is the reason you don't want to call it radical Islam or use the word war because you are afraid of playing into the extremists desires to incite a religious war on Islam? Is that the reason you've gone to great lengths to come up with this different formulation?

EARNEST: Well Mara there are certainly, it does seem clear, that these terrorists, let's call them what they are, these terrorists, are individuals who would like to cloak themselves in the veil of a particular religion. But based on the fact that the religious leaders of that religion have roundel condemned their actions, those religious leaders have indicated that their actions are entirely inconsistent with Islam. I think the fact that the majority of victims of terror attacks that are carried out by al Qaeda and adherents to their particular brand of violence, that the majority of them are muslim, I think is a pretty clear indication that this is not a matter of the world being at war with Islam.

The world and the United States, as we've discussed in the context of ISIL, is at war with these individuals, these violent extremists, who carry out these acts of terror and try to justify it by invoking this religion.

LIASSON: But the leader of France, your ally in this effort, has put a name on this ideology, which he calls radical Islam. You have bent over backwards to not ever say that. There must be a reason.

EARNEST :I think the reason is twofold. One is, I certainly wouldn't want to be in a position where I am repeating the justification that they have cited that I think is completely illegitimate. That they have invoked Islam to try to justify their attacks.

LIASSON: Calling it radical Islam, you feel, would be playing into their hand?

EARNEST: Well I think what I am trying to do is I am trying to describe to you what happened and what they did. These are individuals who are terrorists. And what they did is they tried to invoke their own distorted deviant view of Islam to try and justify them. And I think that is completely illegitimate, and what we should do is call it what it is. And it is an act of terror and it is one we roundly condemn. It is an act of terror that was roundly condemned by muslim leaders across the globe. There are reports that at least one of the victims of the attack in Paris was actually a muslim. We know that at least one of the hostages is in the kosher grocery store was a muslim. And one of the things I think that has been particularly inspiring about the march we spent a lot of time talking about yesterday is the kind of solidarity that we saw among the French population. This is a diverse country but we saw French Jews marching with French Christians, and French Muslims in a sign of solidarity to condemn these terror acts and to demonstrate that that country will not retreat in the face of that kind of violence

LIASSON: But other of your allies have described the ideology that you call a warped view of Islam by calling it radical Islam. They are not saying we are at war with Islam. They agree with you totally in every word you just said. But they are calling the ideology, the "warped view," that these people adhere to by a name. And it seems that the White House has gone to great lengths to avoid ever calling it anything other than a warped view, and I'm wondering is there a reason for that.

EARNEST: And I guess I am doing my best to try to explain to you what that is. The first is, accuracy. We want to describe exactly what happened. These are individuals who carried out an act of terrorism. And they later tried to justify that act terrorism by invoking the religion of Islam and their own deviant view of it.

The second is, this is an act that was roundly condemned by muslim leaders. I'm describing to you the reasons why we have not chosen to use that label because it doesn't seem to accurately describe what had happened. We also don't want to be in a situation where we are legitimizing what we consider to be a completely illegitimate justification for this violence. I am not going to criticize anybody who chooses to use that label. I'm talking about the way we are trying to talk about this and we are trying to be as specific and accurate as possible in describing what exactly occurred.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 14, 2015, 01:31:24 PM
 :o

JUST CAME IN: The Last Words Of The Pilot Of The Crashed AirAsia Plane Was “Allahu Akbar!”
by Shoebat Foundation on January 14, 2015 in Featured, General
By Walid Shoebat and Theodore Shoebat

Analyzing the black box of the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 revealed the last words of the pilots was “Allahu Akbar”. Sounds familiar?

“It is as if we can feel them… Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar were the last words said before they died” says Nurcahyo Utomo, who has been an aviation investigator for almost two decades as he listened to the black box recording. We did a whole video on this:

On December 30th we stated:

“Call me an Islamophobe, but when I research the pilot from the missing flight QZ8501, Captain Iriyanto, I access the local news in Indonesian, not in English. There I find out that the pilot of the missing flight QZ8501 and like the pilot on the other missing flight MH370 are both devout Muslims, I get somewhat paranoid. Translating from Indonesian I find the following:

“Iriyanto was also active in the community as a board member and chairman of the mosque at his residence in Pondok Jati Block BC 12 Village Pagerwojo, Buduran, Sidoarjo.”

“In addition to serving as Chairman of RT 39, Iriyanto also served as a board leader of Masjid Nurul Yaqin, which is located in the housing complex.”

“He was also diligent in worship. When everyone was at home, he would certainly be seen praying in congregation in the mosque.”

Masjid Nurul Yaqin mosque is connected with Hizbut Tahrir, a major terrorist organization that wants to establish an Islamic caliphate in Indonesia and Malaysia.

From Indonesian sources, I also find out that “Before Iriyanto applied for early retirement and became a commercial airline pilot he had been a pilot in the Air Force who served in the squadron Iswahyudi Airport, Madiun, East Java flying fighter Hawk MK 50 and F-5.”

Iriyanato “performed operational tasks from 1983 up until 1992.” It was such fighter jets from Indonesia that were used over East Timor and were operational till September of 1999 killing some 200,000 mostly Christian Timorese out of a total population of 600,000 which has been winked at by western powers and today western media said nothing about this pilot’s involvements?

Zaharie Ahmad Shah the captain of the other missing flight MH370 had his co-pilot also another Muslim Faruq Abdul Hamid, 27. Now I become triply somewhat paranoid.

Being just paranoid and pilots just being very devout Muslims is not 100% conclusive evidence, but when one adds the scenarios of past history, it changes things. When the first plane hit the first tower on 9-11, the TV said “it was a terrible accident” and in march Flight MH370 vanished and they also said that this was a “terrible accident,” yet when the second plane hit the other tower, the TV instantly said that, “it was definitely a terrorist attack” and now that when flight QZ8501 also vanished should not our paranoia and phobia levels be a bit up to think that “Muslim terrorists” are playing their favorite deadly pranks again?

If Iriyanto’s religion and his “Allahu Akbar” turns out to be relevant, so too will the religion of his nation. There have been at least two mass murder / suicides perpetrated by a commercial airline pilot that were investigated by both the U.S. and Muslim countries. The first occurred after the crash of Singapore’s Silk Air Flight 185 on December 19, 1997 and Egypt Air Flight 990 on October 31, 1999. In both cases, the U.S. authorities concluded pilot suicide and investigators with the Muslim countries concluded otherwise. This was not our view, it was the views of the experts on these crashes.

To read our analysis and expert reporting in more detail read More Muslims Are Going To Be Hijacking Planes And Crashing Them And Butchering Thousands, If We Do Not Ban Islam

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Several publications have obtained (its not only us) the story originally from Yahoo News which they sourced their version of this article to the New Straits Times Online. We changed the article to link to New Straight Times after we were informed that while Yahoo News stated “It is as if we can feel them… Allahuakhbar, Allahuakhbar were the last words said before they died” they left out “he said referring to his experience analising black boxes from past crashes” which was completely left out of the Yahoo News story even though the story is almost identical word for word. Omitting such a crucial detail paints it as if the expert had already listened to the recording which at this time has not been confirmed. Although Yahoo News made the mistake, we apologize for the reporting. Having said this, the fact remains that everything else that was reported is accurate.

http://shoebat.com/2015/01/14/just-came-last-words-pilot-crashed-airasia-plane-allahu-akbar/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 14, 2015, 08:09:09 PM
ISIS sympathizer arrested after allegedly plotting US Capitol attack, authorities say
Published January 14, 2015
FoxNews.com

An alleged sympathizer of the Islamic State terror group was arrested in Ohio on Wednesday after authorities learned that he was plotting a shooting and bombing attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Christopher Lee Cornell, 20, of Green Township, considered members of Congress as "enemies," and planned to travel to Washington to kill employees and officers working in and around the U.S. Capitol, according to a criminal complaint. Authorities said he had two semi-automatic rifles and about 600 rounds of ammunition, and planned to build and detonate pipe bombs at and near the U.S. Capitol.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT

A Justice Department official, however, told Fox News that Cornell was "aspirational and not operational," adding that the public was never in danger.

The investigation relied heavily on the use of a source, who the criminal complaint said began cooperating with authorities last fall to gain favorable treatment for his prosecution on an unrelated case.

The complaint adds that Cornell said he thought he was fulfilling the directives of the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, or ISIL.

"I believe that we should just wage jihad under our own orders and plan attacks and everything," Cornell told the source, according to the papers. "I believe we should meet up and make our own group in alliance with the Islamic State and plan operations ourselves."

Cornell was charged with the attempted killing of a U.S. government officer and possession of a firearm in furtherance of attempted crime of violence.

Along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Cincinnati Police Department, Colerain Police Department, Green Township Police Department and the U.S. Capitol Police were involved in the investigation.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/01/14/isis-sympathizer-arrested-after-allegedly-plotting-us-capitol-attack/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 20, 2015, 09:28:43 AM
Japan PM vows to save ISIS hostages threatened with beheading in new video
Published January 20, 2015
FoxNews.com

Japan's Prime Minister vowed Tuesday to save the lives of two Japanese hostages, one a freelance journalist and the other a soldier for hire, threatened with beheading in an online video purportedly released by the Islamic State terror group.

In the video, identified as being made by the Islamic State group's al-Furqan media arm and posted on militant websites associated with the extremist group, a militant threatened to kill the men unless a $200 million ransom was paid within 72 hours. If confirmed to be from Islamic State, better known as ISIS, the video would mark the first public demand for ransom from the group in exchange for the release of captives.

Speaking in Jerusalem, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on ISIS to immediately release the hostages, saying that "their lives are the top priority." Abe is in the midst of a six-day visit to the Middle East, accompanied by more than 100 government officials and presidents of Japanese companies.

"It is unforgivable," he said. "Extremism and Islam are completely different things."

Abe said he would send Yasuhide Nakayama, a deputy foreign minister, to Jordan to seek the country's support and to resolve the hostage crisis. The premier also said the Israeli government, which Japan promised Sunday to cooperate with on counterterrorism, are sharing information to aid in the hostage crisis. The Israeli prime minister's office declined to comment.

In the video, the two men, identified by ISIS as Kenji Goto Jogo and Haruna Yukawa, appear in orange jumpsuits like other hostages previously killed by ISIS, which controls a third of Iraq and Syria. The militant who threatens them speaks in a British accent and resembles a militant involved in other filmed beheadings.

"To the prime minister of Japan: Although you are more than 8,500 kilometers (5,280 miles) from the Islamic State, you willingly have volunteered to take part in this crusade," the knife-brandishing terrorist says. "You have proudly donated $100 million to kill our women and children, to destroy the homes of the Muslims."

Japan's Foreign Ministry's anti-terrorism section has seen the video and analysts are assessing it, a ministry official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of department rules.

Speaking in Tokyo, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga declined to say whether Japan would pay the ransom.

"If true, the act of threat in exchange of people's lives is unforgivable and we feel strong indignation," Suga told journalists. "We will make our utmost effort to win their release as soon as possible."

Yukawa, a 42-year-old private military company operator, was kidnapped in Syria in August after going there to train with militants, according to a post on a blog he kept. Pictures on his Facebook page show him in Iraq and Syria in July. One video on his page showed him holding a Kalashnikov assault rifle with the caption: "Syria war in Aleppo 2014."

"I cannot identify the destination," Yukawa wrote in his last blog post. "But the next one could be the most dangerous." He added: "I hope to film my fighting scenes during an upcoming visit."

Yukawa's father, Shoichi, who lives in Chiba, just outside Tokyo, expressed shock over the news in an interview with Japanese public television station NHK.

"I don't understand this," he said. "I'm quite confused."

Nobuo Kimoto, an adviser to Yukawa's company, told NHK that he had worried "something like this could happen sooner or later."

"I was afraid that they could use Yukawa as a card," Kimoto said.

Goto, 47, is a respected Japanese freelance journalist who went to report on Syria's civil war last year.

"I'm in Syria for reporting," Goto wrote in an email to an Associated Press journalist in October. "I hope I can convey the atmosphere from where I am and share it."

ISIS has beheaded and shot dead hundreds of captives -- mainly Syrian and Iraqi soldiers -- during its sweep across the two countries, and has celebrated its mass killings in extremely graphic videos. A British-accented jihadi also has appeared in the beheading videos of slain American hostages James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and with British hostages David Haines and Alan Henning.

The group also holds British photojournalist John Cantlie, who has appeared in other extremist propaganda videos, and a 26-year-old American woman captured last year in Syria while working for aid groups. U.S. officials have asked that the woman not be identified out of fears for her safety.

Tuesday's video marks the first time an Islamic State message publicly has demanded cash. The extremists requested $132.5 million from Foley's parents and political concessions from Washington, though neither granted them during months of negotiations before his killing, U.S. authorities say.

The Islamic State group has suffered recent losses in airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition, and with global oil prices being down, their revenue from selling stolen oil likely has dropped as well. The extremists also have made money from extortion, illicit businesses and other gangland-style criminal activity.

Its militants also recently released some 200 mostly elderly Yazidi hostages in Iraq, fueling speculation by Iraqi officials that the group didn't have the money to care for them.

Japan relies on the Middle East for most of the crude oil it needs to run the world's third-largest economy. It also has been working to build wider economic ties in the region, like with Abe's current Mideast tour.

This is Abe's second Mideast hostage crisis since becoming prime minister. Two years ago, Al Qaeda-affiliated militants attacked an Algerian natural gas plant and the ensuing four-day hostage crisis killed 29 insurgents and 37 foreigners, including 10 Japanese who were working for a Yokohama-based engineering company, JCG Corp. Seven Japanese survived.

In 2004, followers of Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq beheaded Japanese backpacker Shosei Koda and wrapped his body in an American flag over Japan having troops in Iraq doing humanitarian work. A video by al-Zarqawi's group, which later became the Islamic State group, showed Koda begging Japan's then-prime minister to save him.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/01/20/purported-isis-video-threatens-japanese-hostages-in-lieu-200m-ransom/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 20, 2015, 09:33:41 AM
God bless America. 

Warning graphic: ISIS releases images of Koranic punishment of homosexuals and women
Written by Allen West on January 16, 2015

(http://34stby2ora6b105yxl1yqt7219yg.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/homosexual-300x180.jpg)
Gay man being pushed off a tall building.

You have to wonder what President Obama will say about foreign policy and national security next Tuesday in his State of the Union Address (SOTU). Perhaps he won’t say anything about it all — which may just be a good idea.

It’s clearly evident we have not decimated al-Qaida and they’re certainly not on the run — well, except for running to kill us. And what shall be said of ISIS to the full chamber of the legislative branch?

Certainly not this report from The Daily Beast — not exactly a conservative outlet — which says, “ISIS continues to gain substantial ground in Syria, despite nearly 800 airstrikes in the American-led campaign to break its grip there. At least one-third of the country’s territory is now under ISIS influence, with recent gains in rural areas that can serve as a conduit to major cities that the so-called Islamic State hopes to eventually claim as part of its caliphate.

“Meanwhile, the Islamic extremist group doesn’t appear to have suffered any major ground losses since the strikes began. The result is a net ground gain for ISIS, according to information compiled by two groups with on-the-ground sources. In Syria, ISIS “has not any lost any key terrain,” Jennifer Cafarella, a fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for the Study of War who studies the Syrian conflict, explained to The Daily Beast.”


Now before you get all excited about 800 airstrikes, remember they began in early August, so that means we are looking at 165 days – with the average airstrikes per day coming out to somewhere around 4.8. So much for a vaunted air operation to degrade, defeat and destroy ISIS.

Sadly, we’re not paying attention to this simple battlefield calculus — and I remember the days of Desert Shield/Storm and in Iraq where an air campaign meant hundreds of sorties. That’s how you pummel an enemy.

But clearly that’s not really the objective of our current Commander-in-Chief; it’s just about the facade of doing something with the real intent of doing nothing. If we cannot even bring ourselves to say who the enemy is by simply repeating what the enemy says about themselves — then we are at a loss.

It becomes blindingly obvious that not only are we loathe to define the enemy and its inspiring ideology, we are also reticent in employing our full military might to crush this 7th century cancer that has metastasized in this the 21st century.

Then again, the only force that has been decimated is our own military at the hands of President Obama. All of this I’m quite certain won’t be articulated at the SOTU next week.

http://allenbwest.com/2015/01/warning-graphic-isis-releases-images-koranic-punishment-homosexuals-women/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 20, 2015, 09:38:13 AM
Jindal’s Brilliant Take on Radical Islam
The problem and solution reside with the people of the Islamic religion themselves.
By Larry Kudlow
JANUARY 16, 2015

(http://c4.nrostatic.com/sites/default/files/uploaded/pic_giant_newsite_011615_jindal_920.jpg)
‘Let’s be honest here. Islam has a problem.”

Those are key sentences in an incredibly hard-hitting speech that Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal will give in London on Monday. It is the toughest speech I have read on the whole issue of Islamic radicalism and its destructive, murdering, barbarous ways which are upsetting the entire world.

Early in the speech Jindal says he’s not going to be politically correct. And he uses the term “radical Islamists” without hesitation, placing much of the blame for the Paris murders and all radical Islamist terrorism on a refusal of Muslim leaders to denounce these acts.

Jindal says, “Muslim leaders must make clear that anyone who commits acts of terror in the name of Islam is in fact not practicing Islam at all. If they refuse to say this, then they are condoning these acts of barbarism. There is no middle ground.”

Then he adds, specifically, “Muslim leaders need to condemn anyone who commits these acts of violence and clearly state that these people are evil and are enemies of Islam. It’s not enough to simply condemn violence, they must stand up and loudly proclaim that these people are not martyrs who will receive a reward in the afterlife, and rather they are murderers who are going to hell. If they refuse to do that, then they’re part of the problem. There is no middle ground here.”

I want to know who in the Muslim community in the United States has said this. Which leaders? I don’t normally cover this beat, so I may well have missed it. Hence I ask readers to tell me if so-called American Muslim leaders have said what Governor Jindal is saying.

And by the way, what Bobby Jindal is saying is very similar to what Egyptian president al-Sisi said earlier in the year to a group of Muslim imams.
Said al-Sisi, “It’s inconceivable that the thinking we hold most sacred should cause the entire umma [Islamic world] to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the world.”

He then asks, “How is it possible that 1.6 billion Muslims should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants — that is 7 billion — so that they themselves may live?” He concludes, if this is not changed, “it may eventually lead to the religion’s self destruction.”

That’s President al-Sisi of Egypt, which I believe has the largest Muslim population in the world.

And what Jindal and al-Sisi are saying is not so different from the thinking of French intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, he calls the Charlie Hebdo murders “the Churchillian moment of France’s Fifth Republic.” He essentially says France and the world must slam “the useful idiots of a radical Islam immersed in the sociology of poverty and frustration.” He adds, “Those whose faith is Islam must proclaim very loudly, very often, and in great numbers their rejection of this corrupt and abject form of theocratic passion. . . . Islam must be freed from radical Islam.”

So three very different people — a young southern governor who may run for president, the political leader of the largest Muslim population in the world, and a prominent Western European intellectual — are saying that most of the problem and most of the solution rests with the people of the Islamic religion themselves. If they fail to take action, the radicals will swallow up the whole religion and cause the destruction of the entire Middle East and possibly large swaths of the rest of the world.

Lévy called this a Churchillian moment. And London mayor Boris Johnson argues in his book The Churchill Factor that Winston Churchill was the most important 20th century figure because his bravery in 1940 stopped the triumph of totalitarianism. So today’s battle with the Islamic radicals is akin to the Cold War battle of freedom vs. totalitarianism.

But returning to Governor Jindal, the U.S. is not helpless. Jindal argues that America must restore its proper leadership role in international affairs. (Of course, Obama has taken us in the opposite direction, and won’t even use the phrase “Islamic radicals.”) And Jindal invokes Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher by saying, “The tried and true prescription must be employed again: a strong economy, a strong military, and leaders willing and able to assert moral, economic, and military leadership in the cause of freedom.”

Reagan always argued that weakness at home leads to weakness abroad. A strong growing economy provides the resources for military and national security. Right now we’re uncomfortably close to having neither.

This is the great challenge of our time. In the early years of the 21st century, it appears the great goal of our age is the defeat of radical Islam.

Jindal gets it.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/396584/jindals-brilliant-take-radical-islam-larry-kudlow


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 28, 2015, 12:50:43 PM
Weeks after Zuckerberg vowed for free speech on Facebook, company begins censoring images of Prophet Muhammad
Published January 28, 2015
FoxNews.com

Two weeks after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg posted #JeSuisCharlie and vowed not to let extremists dictate the content on the social media site, Facebook has reportedly agreed to censor images of the Prophet Muhammad in Turkey.

The move comes as the Internet giant agreed to comply with a court demand in the country, the BBC reported. Facebook did not respond for comment in the article, but has in the past complied with local laws in various countries. If the company does not comply, it could be blacked out in the country.

"These companies might be U.S.-based, but their users are global -- they have to respect for local traditions and customs," a cybersecurity professor told the news agency.

The BBC report pointed out that Facebook has blocked an unspecified number of pages in Turkey that offended the Prophet Muhammad.

The company is required to follow laws in countries where it operates, but, as The Independent newspaper put it, to some "there's something a bit grating about the decision, coming so very soon after Zuckerberg's rosy-eyed epistle on free speech."

Shortly after the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, Zuckerberg took to Facebook to post, "I'm committed to building a service where you can speak freely without fear of violence." He recalled the time an extremist in Pakistan fought to have him sentenced to death over not banning content deemed offensive of the Prophet Muhammad.

The post continued, "We follow the laws in each country, but we never let one country or group of people dictate what people can share across the world."

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/28/weeks-after-zuckerberg-vowed-for-free-speech-on-facebook-company-begins/?intcmp=latestnews


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 30, 2015, 09:57:32 AM
White House acknowledges -- but also denies -- that Taliban are a terrorist group
Published January 30, 2015
FoxNews.com

If it quacks like a terrorist, isn't it one?

The White House once again Thursday agonized to draw a fine-tuned distinction between the Taliban and terror networks like Al Qaeda, even as Press Secretary Josh Earnest acknowledged that, technically, the Taliban are still on an official terrorist list.

The Obama administration is being pressed on the distinction because of a potential prisoner swap between the Islamic State and Jordan. The White House, without giving Jordan advice on what to do, has said the U.S. government does not negotiate with terrorists -- yet last year, the Obama administration traded five Taliban fighters held at Guantanamo for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

On Wednesday, a White House spokesman said that was different, in part because the Taliban are an "armed insurgency," not necessarily a terror group.

However, while the Taliban are not on the State Department list of foreign terrorist organizations, they are on a Treasury Department list of "specially designated global terrorists" dating back to a 2002 executive order.

Earnest acknowledged that listing on Thursday.

But then it got complicated.

Earnest explained, "They do carry out tactics that are akin to terrorism, they do pursue terror attacks in an effort to try to advance their agenda."

He said the Treasury designation allows the U.S. to impose financial sanctions against Taliban leaders.

However, he said the Taliban nevertheless are different from a group like Al Qaeda, in that the Taliban "have principally been focused on Afghanistan."

Earnest continued, "Al Qaeda is a terrorist organization that has aspirations that extend beyond just the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan."   

The U.S. government has long viewed the Taliban through a different lens than it views groups like Al Qaeda.

But the effort to reject comparisons between the Taliban-Bergdahl trade and negotiations with terrorists like the one between Jordan and ISIS has drawn criticism in Congress.

House Armed Services Committee member Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., says "it's all semantics."

"I would suggest that this administration start talking to any of the service members who fought in Afghanistan, who might have been injured or seen their friends hurt or killed, and ask them if the Taliban is a terror organization," he said in a statement on Thursday. "The administration might actually learn something and stop looking so foolish."

Hunter also has noted that Bergdahl was held at one point by militants with the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network, which technically has been declared a terror group.

In another Taliban-related development, a U.S. official told Fox News Thursday that one of the five prisoners traded for Bergdahl had since reached back out to the Taliban.

The Bergdahl trade is back in the headlines following claims that the Army may be preparing to charge him with desertion. The Pentagon and Army have adamantly denied the claims, saying no decision has been reached.

Reports have emerged that Qatar also proposed a trade last year for an Al Qaeda operative held in a U.S. prison. Two Americans held by Qatar were ultimately released in December, and the Al Qaeda operative was released this month -- though the administration insists no trade was considered. Officials said the operative was released after time served.

On Thursday, Earnest drew another distinction between the Jordan-ISIS discussion, and last year's trade. He noted that those talks were done using the Qatari government as an intermediary.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/01/30/white-house-acknowledges-but-also-denies-that-taliban-are-terrorist-group/?intcmp=populardiscussions


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: JOHN MATRIX on January 30, 2015, 10:13:45 AM
awesome thread..lots of good info/evidence


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 02, 2015, 01:41:29 PM
awesome thread..lots of good info/evidence

Thanks.   :)


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 02, 2015, 01:42:39 PM
Ayotte presses Obama administration to 'define your enemy,' declare war with Islamic extremism
Published February 01, 2015
FoxNews.com

(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/fn-latino/politics/876/493/Kelly%20Ayotte.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
FILE: Undated: Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C. (AP)

Sen. Kelly Ayotte pressed ahead Sunday with calls to get the Obama administration to declare war against radical Islam, as groups such as the Islamic State and Al Qaeda gain strength across continents, following the purported beheading by ISIS of a Japanese journalist.

“It very much matters because you have to define your enemy,” Ayotte, R-N.H., told “Fox News Sunday.” “The administration should spend less time on political correctness and more time on a strategy."

Ayotte made her comments as Islamic State, also known as ISIS, continues to grow and solidify in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, where the extremist group now controls about one-third of the country.

Twice last month, the White House struggled with trying to define terrorism.

In the days after a deadly terror spree last month in France, President Obama was criticized for purposely avoiding calling the attacks an example of “Islamic extremism,” settling for the more generic “violent extremism.”

In January, twelve people were murdered in France when two brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi, shot 11 journalists at a satirical magazine and later executed a police officer on a Paris street. Five other people were killed over the next two days by one of the brothers' associates.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the attacks suggested the world was “waging a war against Islamist extremists.” And British Prime Minister David Cameron said afterward that Europe and the U.S. face a “very serious Islamist extremist terrorist threat.”

In 2014, at least five Western hostages were killed by ISIS in less than three months: U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and Britons David Haines, a former Royal Air Force engineer, and Alan Henning, a taxi driver from northwest England.

Last week, the White House tried to explain why the administration sometimes classifies the Afghan Taliban as a terrorist organization -- and sometimes does not.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama has avoided associating the attacks with Islam for the sake of “accuracy.”

“These are individuals who carried out an act of terrorism, and they later tried to justify that act of terrorism by invoking the religion of Islam and their own deviant view of it,” Earnest said. “We also don’t want to be in a situation where we are legitimizing what we consider to be a completely illegitimate justification for this violence, this act of terrorism.”

At least one Democrat -- Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, an Iraq war veteran -- sides with Ayotte and other Obama critics.

“By his not using this term ‘Islamic extremism’ and clearly identifying our enemies, it raised a whole host of questions in exactly what Congress will be authorizing,” she recently told Fox News.

“Unless you understand who your enemy is, unless you clearly identify your enemy, then you cannot come up with a very effective strategy to defeat that enemy,” Gabbard continued.

As Islamic State continues its foray in the Middle East, Al Qaeda and other Islamic extremist groups continue to grow in northern Africa. 

Ayotte, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, also said that testimony in recent hearings on U.S. efforts to stop the extremist groups suggests countries need America to take a stronger leadership role.

“Our word has to matter,” she told Fox News. “There’s a lack of strategy. Our word has to be counted on.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/02/01/ayotte-presses-obama-administration-to-declare-war-with-islamic-extremism/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 03, 2015, 04:55:00 PM
Animals.

New ISIS video shows Jordanian pilot being burned alive
Published February 03, 2015
FoxNews.com
(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/876/493/burnedalive-cropped-internal.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
burnedalive-cropped-internal.jpg

A new video that surfaced on the Internet Tuesday shows ISIS burning alive a Jordanian pilot the terror group has held since December -- an act that reportedly has prompted Jordan to ready the execution of an unknown number of terrorist prisoners.

The 22-minute video, which Jordan said is authentic, brought a grisly end to speculation into the fate of Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, 26, who was captured when his plane crashed during a bombing mission in Syria Dec. 24. The video, which reports said could have been made more than a month ago, shows the pilot standing in a cage with a line of fuel leading to him, which is then ignited, causing him to burst into flames. Islamic State had previously sought to trade Al-Kaseasbeh for Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman who is in a Jordanian prison for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack that killed 60 people in Amman.

WARNING, EXTREMELY GRAPHIC VIDEO: Jordanian pilot burned alive by ISIS

"It's just one more indication of the viciousness and barbarity of this organization," said President Obama, who planned to meet Tuesday evening with Jordan's King Abdullah, who was in Washington. "And I think it will redouble the vigilance and determination on the part of the global coalition to make sure that they are degraded and ultimately defeated.”

Several media outlets reported that Jordan moved swiftly following the video's surfacing, transferring at least three imprisoned jihadists, including al-Rishawi and Ziad Al-Karbuli, a former aide to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian Al Qaeda operative who was killed in 2006, in preparation for execution, perhaps within hours. Lebanon-based news channel Al Mayadeen nreported that Jordan intends to execute Al-Rishawi at dawn on Wednesday.

"This horrific, savage killing is yet another example of ISIL's contempt for life itself."
- Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
Jordan had shown a willingness to make the exchange, but had sought proof that its pilot was still alive. Dubai-based TV news channel Al Arabiya reported that the Jordanian military had notified al-Kaseasbeh's family that he had been killed and Jordanian TV reported that the pilot was killed Jan. 3.

In the video, viewed by Fox News, Al-Kaseasbeh, clad in an orange jumpsuit, speaks under clear duress. A narrator speaking in Arabic blasts Arab nations, including Jordan, for taking part in U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State. The final five minutes of the video show the caged pilot, his clothing apparently doused in gasoline as the fuel is lit. His screams are audible as he collapses to his knees. After being killed, the burned man and the cage are buried by a bulldozer. The video ends with ISIS offering "100 golden Dinars" for any Muslims in Jordan who kill other Jordanian pilots, whose names, pictures and hometowns are shown.

U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said administration officials are examining the video.

"We are aware of the video purporting to show that [al-Kaseasbeh] has been murdered by the terrorist group ISIL," read Meehan's statement. "The intelligence community is working to confirm its authenticity. The United States strongly condemns ISIL’s actions and we call for the immediate release of all those held captive by ISIL. We stand in solidarity with the Ggvernment of Jordan and the Jordanian people."

CIA and counter-terrorism analysts noted the tape follows a pattern familiar in ISIS clips. It features news clips of the Jordanian king with sound of coalition strikes and ground operations. Sources told Fox News it demonstrated the highest production values of any tape to date, suggesting it took considerable time to shoot and produce.

Release of the video follows days of intense protests by Jordanians outside King Abdullah’s palace over the government's refusal to agree on a prisoner swap with the terror group. Many Jordanians as well as the pilot’s family are faulting Amman – not ISIS – for allowing their country to be drawn into a "war" they claim is one between the Islamic State and the U.S. and its allies. Demonstrators outside the gates of the royal palace have cried out, “Abdullah, why are we fighting?” while other Jordanian protesters have taken to social media, creating an Arabic hashtag on Twitter that reads #NotOurWar.

The horrific footage surfaced just a day after top Islamic State leaders warned against social media disclosures of the terror army's activities that were not sanctioned by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi or the group's spokesman, Mohammad al-Adnani. It also came just hours after Secretary of State John Kerry met with King Abdullah and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh in Washington.

On Saturday, an online video surfaced that appeared to show Islamic State executing Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. And one week earlier, a video posted on the Internet showed the Islamist terror group delivering the same fate to another Japanese hostage, Haruna Yukawa.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02/03/new-isis-video-purpotedly-shows-jordanian-pilot-being-burned-alive/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 03, 2015, 05:00:27 PM
Mac Thornberry: US Must Take Stronger Role Against Radical Islam
Tuesday, 03 Feb 2015
By Greg Richter

The United States should be taking a bigger role in the fight against radical Islam, says Rep. Mac Thornberry, especially after the burning death of a Jordanian pilot at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS.)

Jordan's King Abdullah is in Washington to request weapons and equipment to fight the group, which has taken over parts of Iraq and Syria, both of which border Jordan.

"I think the events of today point out to all of us hopefully just how urgent that demand is," Thornberrry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

"They're on the front lines."

Thornberry said Jordan is eager to get more involved in the battle, but has a small army and can't do it alone.

"I hope the United States will play a more active role not only with Jordan, but with other interested countries, to push back not only against the specific physical acts but against the ideology that is growing larger and larger around the world," Thornberry said.
Live News Update

He praised Abdullah and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi for publicly stating that the actions of ISIS, al-Qaida and other terrorist groups do not represent Islam. He said the United States should push other Muslim clerics and national leaders to do the same.

The United States must ramp up its social media presence as well to fight the online recruitment efforts of ISIS, he said.

"We can't do this alone. We can't even be at the front of the battle," Thornberry said. "But the United States has a key facilitating role in battling this, and we really haven't been doing that."

http://www.Newsmax.com/Newsfront/mac-thornberry-radical-islam-isis/2015/02/03/id/622501/#ixzz3QjImsxPa


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on February 06, 2015, 12:31:32 PM

Houthi Rebels Take Over Yemen's Government
 


AP      |  By AHMED AL-HAJ 
 

 Posted:  02/06/2015 9:54 am EST    Updated:  1 hour ago   
 
 

 
YEMEN

 




Share
25
 

Tweet
36
 


 





Comment
0



Share on Google+


 


 


 


 

 

 
 
 
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's powerful Shiite rebels announced on Friday that they have taken over the country and dissolved parliament, a dramatic move that finalizes their months-long power grab.

The development also pushes the impoverished country further into chaos and threatens to turn the political power struggle into a full-blown civil and sectarian conflict, pitting Houthi Shiites against the country's majority Sunnis, including powerful tribesmen and secessionists in the south.

It could also play into the hands of Yemen's al-Qaida branch, the world's most dangerous offshoot of the terror group, and jeopardize the U.S. counter-terrorism operations in the country.


 

 
The declaration was read out by TV announcer who said the move marked "a new era that will take Yemen to safe shores." It was televised to the nation on the rebels' television network, Al-Masseria TV.

An audience of hundreds of supporters, including former officials, at the Republican Palace in the capital, Sanaa, clapped furiously. Houthi supporters were expected to take to the streets in the capital and celebrate long into the night.

The takeover statement placed Houthis' security and intelligence arm, known as the "Revolutionary Committee," as the ruler of Yemen.

The impoverished Arabian Peninsula country has teetered on the brink of fragmentation for the past year but the crisis took a turn for the worse in September, when the Houthis took control of Sanaa after descending from their northern stronghold and fighting their way into central Yemen, seizing several other cities and towns along the way.

Their rising dominance — which included a raid of the presidential palace and a siege of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's residence — forced the president and all Cabinet members to submit their resignations in January.

Since then, Hadi and the ministers have been under house arrest. The rebels issued a deadline, which expired on Wednesday, for Yemen's political parties to negotiate what they called a way forward, warning that if there was no resolution, they would act unilaterally.

The Houthis also said that "Revolutionary Committee" would act as the country's government. The committee would also be tasked with forming a new parliament with 551 members. The committee is led by Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, a cousin of the Houthis' leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi.

The new parliament would then set up a presidential council of five members that would replace Hadi for an interim, two-year period.

The announcement did not give a timetable for elections and gave no indication of Hadi's fate.

The announcement accused the political parties of "intentionally stalling" and failing to meet the Wednesday deadline, which forced their action, the Houthis said.

The takeover comes after days of failed talks sponsored by the U.N. envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar.

There was no immediate reaction from Washington, which has been Hadi's top ally, or the Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia, which shares a long border with Yemen. The kingdom is unlikely to welcome the Shiite rebels' takeover of a country at its doorstep.

Earlier Friday, Mohammed al-Sabri, a top politician from a multi-party alliance called the Joint Meeting Parties, described the Houthis' actions as a "coup," predicting it would lead to "international and regional isolation of Yemen."

Last year, the U.N. Security Council placed two Houthi leaders and deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh — also believed to be a main backer of the Houthis — on a sanctions list for their role in derailing Yemen's transition.

"Today, the Houthis are taking an uncalculated (risk)," said al-Sabri. "They are a militia, not a political group."

A former member of the Houthis' political arm, Ansar Allah, described the takeover as "madness" and a "horror movie" that would result in Yemen's collapse.

"Goodbye Yemen," wrote Ali al-Bukhiti on his official Facebook page.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: James on February 06, 2015, 12:45:06 PM
(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10389124_873072662736716_7898598873383011831_n.jpg?oh=6dedf6d048d0bd3d6f42e8fc1d53fbda&oe=55622369)


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: ritch on February 06, 2015, 12:51:01 PM
If you re arange the letters of the country "yemen" it spells:
enemy.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 09, 2015, 01:46:01 PM
Rep. Peter King: One Can Re-enter US After Travel to Syria Via Europe
Monday, 09 Feb 2015
By Melissa Clyne

There are countless scenarios in which Islamic jihadists can enter the United States, and it’s virtually impossible for law enforcement to identify every person who may have visited Syria and has returned to America, New York Rep. Peter King said Monday on "America’s Forum" on Newsmax TV.

"I do know that all our law enforcement intelligence agencies can look at every possibility that ISIS can use to bring in agents into the United States, and it could be through Mexico, Canada and even people coming back to the U.S. who we don't know were in Syria in the first place," he said.

"I can guarantee you we don't have any way of knowing everyone that's gone to Syria, because [they] can travel to France, Spain or wherever in Europe, work their way down to Turkey, get trained in Syria and then just retrace their steps back into the U.S."

"This is an ongoing issue, it's a real problem, not just a problem, but a threat to the U.S. and we certainly have to assume that the more we carry out the attacks against ISIS, which we should, the more likely they are going to try to find a way to retaliate here in the U.S.

The arrests last week of six Bosnian immigrants from Missouri, New York and Illinois, on charges of sending money and military equipment to aid overseas terrorists, including members of ISIS and al-Qaida in Iraq, shows that our visa program and legalization process need to be reviewed, said King.

"We have to be much more selective and careful going into the backgrounds of people such as this, including Iraqi refugees coming into the country," said King, noting that the roots of radical Islam date to Bosnia in the mid-1990s.

"Anyone coming from an area in the world where there has been Islamic terrorism and Islamic strongholds, they need to be looked at extra carefully."

The suspects communicated on Facebook, transferred funds through PayPal and Western Union, and shipped boxes of military gear through the U.S. Postal Service, according to the Huffington Post, which cited the federal indictment.

Quoting the indictment, the news site reports: "The defendants are accused of donating money themselves and, in some cases, collecting funds from others in the U.S. and sending the donations overseas. It says two of the defendants, a husband and wife in St. Louis, used some of the money to buy U.S. military uniforms, firearms accessories, tactical gear and other equipment from local businesses and ship it to intermediaries in Turkey and Saudi Arabia who forwarded the supplies to fighters in Syria and Iraq."

Because of the extreme dangers presented by radical Islam, Republicans, including himself, King said, want to resolve the budget impasse with President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto any budget that undermines his executive amnesty order. If the parties don’t come to an agreement by the end of the month, the Department of Homeland Security risks a shutdown.

"The president's unilateral executive order, which many of us believe was unconstitutional, bad policy and a direct slap at Congress, brought about this entire crisis," said King. "I hope it can be resolved.

"My main concern would be grants to go to the areas that are targets of terrorism. The president has to come in and negotiate. This is going to be a rough month coming up.

"The president has to stop this constant creating [of] phony arguments and trying to bring everything to the edge. [House Speaker] John Boehner and [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell would be willing to work with him, trying to find a way forward, but again it seems to be his way or the highway and that's what got us into this issue in the first place."

The Republican-controlled Congress must "try to find means of funding to cut off, but we can't do it in a way that puts the country at risk," King said. "I don't want to be as irresponsible as he is."

http://www.Newsmax.com/Newsmax-Tv/Peter-King-Syria-terrorism-Europe/2015/02/09/id/623639/#ixzz3RHax0lOo


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 10, 2015, 12:11:05 PM
Family of US aid worker, ISIS captive Kayla Mueller confirms her death
Published February 10, 2015
FoxNews.com

DEVELOPING: The parents of Kayla Mueller, the Arizona woman who was taken hostage by ISIS in August 2013, confirmed Tuesday their daughter died while in the hands of the terror group.

"We are heartbroken to share that we've received confirmation that Kayla Jean Mueller has lost her life," Carl and Marsha Mueller, of Prescott, Ariz., said in a statement. "Kayla was a compassionate and devoted humanitarian.  She dedicated the whole of her young life to helping those in need of freedom, justice, and peace."

The family received information from their daughter's ISIS captors over the weekend that was authenticated, according to U.S. officials.

(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/U.S./880/558/KaylaM.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
American Kayla Mueller, 26, was killed while in the hands of ISIS, her family said Tuesday.

"The family received a private message from Kayla’s ISIL captors containing additional information," National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said Tuesday. "Once this information was authenticated by the intelligence community, they concluded that Kayla was deceased."

"On this day, we take comfort in the fact that the future belongs not to those who destroy, but rather to the irrepressible force of human goodness that Kayla Mueller shall forever represent."
- President Obama

It is not yet known how or when 26-year-old Mueller died. ISIS claimed last week she was killed by a Jordanian airstrike, but offered no immediate evidence. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday the family was unable to determine Mueller's "precise cause of death" or the timing of it. Earnest noted there was no evidence of civilians in the area prior to Jordan's strike on weapon storage facilities in Raqqa, Syria, he said had been hit before.

"What is not possible to call into question is that ISIL is responsible for her death," Earnest said.

President Obama said in a statement earlier Tuesday that Mueller "represents what is best about America, and expressed her deep pride in the freedoms that we Americans enjoy, and that so many others strive for around the world."

"In how she lived her life, she epitomized all that is good in our world," he said of Mueller. "She has been taken from us, but her legacy endures, inspiring all those who fight, each in their own way, for what is just and what is decent. "

"No matter how long it takes, the United States will find and bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible for Kayla's captivity and death," he said. "On this day, we take comfort in the fact that the future belongs not to those who destroy, but rather to the irrepressible force of human goodness that Kayla Mueller shall forever represent."

Images of children suffering in the early stages of Syria's ongoing civil war prompted Mueller to leave her home in Prescott, Ariz., in December 2012, to work with the Danish Refugee Council and the humanitarian organization Support to Life to help refugees. According to a family spokesperson, Kayla found the work heartbreaking but compelling.

(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/U.S./880/558/KaylaMueller1.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
Mueller, of Prescott, Ariz., was an aid worker in Syria before she was kidnapped by ISIS in August 2013. (AP/The Daily Courier)

Mueller was captured on Aug. 4, 2013, in Aleppo, Syria -- 10 days before her 25th birthday -- while leaving a Spanish hospital staffed by the international humanitarian group Doctors without Borders.

In a letter written during her captivity in November 2014 and released to the public on Tuesday, Mueller wrote to her family, "If you could say I have 'suffered' at all throughout this whole experience it is only in knowing how much suffering I have put you all through."

"I have a lot of fight left inside of me. I am not breaking down + I will not give in no matter how long it takes," wrote Mueller, a 2009 graduate of Northern Arizona University. "I know you would want me to remain strong. That is exactly what I am doing. Do not fear for me, continue to pray as will I + by God's will we will be together soon."

Click here to read Kayla Mueller's letter to her family

(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/U.S./880/558/KaylaMueller3.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
Mueller, a 2009 graduate of Northern Arizona University, is shown here after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz., on May 30, 2013. (AP/The Daily Courier)

According to an intelligence source, Mueller was kidnapped along with her Syrian boyfriend, who was let go days later. He went back to convince ISIS to free Mueller but was unsuccessful, the source told Fox News.

Jordan has been launching airstrikes against the extremist group in response to a video released this week that shows captive Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh being burned to death in a cage.

Al-Kaseasbeh, whose F-16 came down in December while conducting airstrikes as part of a campaign against the militants by a U.S.-led coalition, was believed to have been killed in early January.

Mueller is one of four Americans to die while being held by Islamic State militants. Three other Americans -- journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and aid worker Peter Kassig -- were beheaded by the group.

In late October 2014, ISIS set up a Twitter account specifically to communicate with the family of American Peter Kassig, a military veteran and aid worker whom they later executed. To show their credibility, an ISIS tweet told the Kassig family to send the terror group's regards to "Carl and Marsha Mueller."

Obama spoke to Mueller's parents, offered his prayers and condolences and, "committed that we will relentlessly pursue the terrorists responsible for Kayla’s captivity and death," Meehan said.

(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/U.S./880/558/KaylaMuellerKilled2.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
Mueller is pictured here with her father, Carl, in an undated photo.

In confirming her death Tuesday, the Mueller family quoted another letter the young woman penned to her father on his birthday in 2011.

"I find God in the suffering eyes reflected in mine. If this is how you are revealed to me, this is how I will forever seek you," Kayla wrote in the letter.

"I will always seek God. Some people find God in church. Some people find God in nature. Some people find God in love; I find God in suffering. I've known for some time what my life's work is, using my hands as tools to relieve suffering," she wrote.

(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/U.S./880/558/KaylaMuellerKilled.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
KaylaMuellerKilled.jpgEx pand / Contract
In a letter written to her family while in ISIS captivity, Mueller said, "I have a lot of fight left inside of me" and "I will not give in no matter how long it takes."

Fox News' Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02/10/family-us-aid-worker-isis-captive-kayla-mueller-confirms-her-death/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on February 10, 2015, 12:17:06 PM
Random work place violence - nothing else. 


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 10, 2015, 12:24:32 PM
The POTUS should take notes.

BREAKING: Prince Charles Makes Devastating Statement About Islam… Muslims Are Outraged
Monday, February 9th, 2015

While the President of the United States is seemingly taking the side of radical Islamists, and working to weaken and destroy the fundamental principles that Western civilization and society are built upon, other leaders are stepping up to lead the fight against the destructive and murderous ideology.

The United Kingdom’s Prince Charles is in the middle of a week-long tour of the Middle East, where it is expected that he will deliver a strong message to Muslim leaders regarding the prevalence and growth of the radical Islamist mindset.

According to Mad World News, the Crown Prince intends to demand that Muslim leaders in the U.K, and around the world, stop radicalizing young people, and to show some respect for Western culture and values.

He is also telling them that any Muslims who come to the U.K. need to abide by the English standards that are already in place, and stop trying to force their way of life on the people who were there before them.

“The radicalization of people in Britain is a great worry,” the prince told the BBC. “The extent to which this is happening is alarming, particularly in a country like our’s where we hold values dear.”

The prince is further troubled by how rampant the radical ideology is on the Internet, and how easy it is for young people to be radicalized online.

Such a strong stance against radical Islam and in defense of Christianity has elevated the prince to the historic title of “defender of the faith.”

The prince has lived up to the title by calling out Islam for the persecution of Christians and other minority religions in the Middle East, by unequivocally stating that Christians were in the region first, hundreds of years before the arrival of Islam.

He has strongly denounced the atrocious actions of the Islamic State, and how they have slaughtered and exiled hundreds of thousands of Christians and Yazidis from northern Iraq.  He says that if this continues there may soon come a day when there are no more Christians in the Middle East.

“The tragedy is even greater because Christians have been in the Middle East for 2,000 years, before Islam came in the 8th Century,” Charles stated.

The prince’s tour begins with a meeting with King Abdullah II in Jordan, before also traveling to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates, where he will also hopefully address the funding for radical Islamic terrorism that originate in those countries.

We commend Prince Charles for standing up in defense of the Christian faith, particularly in the Middle East, and will pray for his safe and successful return from the region.

http://conservativetribune.com/prince-charles-radical-islam/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on February 10, 2015, 12:35:33 PM

White House: Paris Kosher Supermarket Attack Was 'Random' (Updated)


1:34 PM, Feb 10, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN




 

Share on email
 

 

 Send to Kindle   
 


Single Page

Print

Larger Text

Smaller Text
 
Alerts
 
 
































reCAPTCHA challenge image Get a new challengeGet an audio challengeGet a visual challengeHelp 


 





 




President Obama referred to the Islamic terrorists who killed several French Jews last month as people who "randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris" in an interview with liberal website Vox.com. In Tuesday's press briefing, ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl asked White House press secretary Josh Earnest to clarify the president's position on the terrorists' motivation to attack the kosher supermarket.

"Does the president have any doubt that those terrorists attack that deli because there would be Jews in that deli?" Karl asked.

"It is clear from the terrorists and the writings that they put out afterward what their motivation was," Earnest responded. "The adverb that the president chose was used to indicate that the individuals who were killed in that terrible, tragic incident were killed not because of who they were but because of where they randomly happened to be."

Watch the video below:



"These individuals were not targeted by name," Earnest added.

"Not by name, but by religion, were they not?" Karl asked.

"There were people other than just Jews who were in that deli," Earnest said.

After Karl asked again if there was any doubt by the president that the shop was attacked because of the likelihood the terrorists would be able to kill Jews, Earnest finally said, "No."

Update: State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was pressed on this question as well, and she refused to speak about the motive behind the attack.

"Does the administration really believe that the victims of this attack were not singled out because they were of a particular faith?" asks AP reporter Matt Lee.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 17, 2015, 12:19:57 PM
And the nominees for dumbest political ideas of 2015 are . . . .

State Department spokeswoman floats jobs as answer to ISIS
Published February 17, 2015
FoxNews.com

What the West really needs to take on the Islamic State is ... a jobs program.

That's what a top State Department spokeswoman suggested when asked in a TV interview Monday night about what the U.S.-led coalition is doing to stop the slaughter of civilians by Islamic State militants across the region.

"We're killing a lot of them, and we're going to keep killing more of them. ... But we cannot win this war by killing them," department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on MSNBC's "Hardball." "We need ... to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it's lack of opportunity for jobs, whether --"

At that point, Harf was interrupted by host Chris Matthews, who pointed out, "There's always going to be poor people. There's always going to be poor Muslims."

Harf continued to argue that the U.S. should work with other countries to "help improve their governance" and "help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people."

She acknowledged there's "no easy solution" and said the U.S. would still take out ISIS leaders. But Harf said: "If we can help countries work at the root causes of this -- what makes these 17-year-old kids pick up an AK-47 instead of trying to start a business?"

The comments come as the Obama administration takes heat from lawmakers for its approach to the Islamic State, whose self-proclaimed fighters in Libya recently executed 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt.

The White House on Tuesday is kicking off a three-day summit on "countering violent extremism." It begins with Vice President Biden moderating a discussion on countering extremism with representatives from cities.

This, though, follows a pattern of conferences and summits called by the administration to address urgent challenges. The administration is facing criticism for this approach -- and for describing the summit in general terms -- at a time when Islamic State militants are spreading, recruiting and executing prisoners from multiple countries in increasingly brutal ways.

"The White House had to seem like it was doing something," said Jonah Goldberg, a National Review editor and conservative columnist, while claiming the summit won't achieve much.

Senior administration officials, though, defended the conference, and their description of it, on a call with reporters.

Asked whether Islamic extremists are in fact the focus of the summit, one official said extremism has spanned "many decades" and taken on "many forms," but they recognize that those launching recent attacks "are calling themselves Muslims."

"You can call them what you want. We're calling them terrorists," the official said.

The New York Times reported Tuesday that as airstrikes continue in Iraq and Syria, the administration is boosting efforts to counter ISIS on social media. The plan centers around a small State Department agency that pushes against ISIS and other groups' online propaganda.

"We're getting beaten on volume, so the only way to compete is by aggregating, curating and amplifying existing content," Richard Stengel, under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, told the Times.

Officials reportedly plan to describe some of their social media strategy at the three-day counter-extremism summit.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/02/17/state-department-spokeswoman-floats-jobs-as-answer-to-isis/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 18, 2015, 11:03:35 AM
Somebody take that kid away from the microphone.  I hope she is just a mouthpiece and doesn't have any role in policymaking. 

State Department spokeswoman: Call for using jobs to combat terror ‘too nuanced’ for critics
Published February 18, 2015
FoxNews.com

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, after coming under fire for suggesting a way to fight the Islamic State and all terrorism is by creating jobs, has an answer for her critics: Her argument is just "too nuanced" for them to understand.

Harf, in TV interviews Tuesday night, stood by her original remarks and said she was speaking about a comprehensive approach to combating "extremism."

Harf said that means airstrikes in the short-term, and going after "root causes" like poor economic conditions in the long-term.

"Longer term, we cannot kill every terrorist around the world, nor should we try," Harf said on CNN. "How do you get at the root causes of this? Look, it might be too nuanced an argument for some, like I've seen over the past 24 hours some of the commentary out there, but it's really the smart way that Democrats, Republicans, military commanders, our partners in the Arab world think we need to combat this."

Harf went on to say the approach doesn't fit "into a sound bite," when asked to respond to the intense criticism, on social media and elsewhere, of her original remarks.

On Tuesday, Rob O'Neill, former Navy SEAL Team 6 member, told Fox News a "military strategy" is what's needed to fight ISIS.

"They get paid to cut off heads -- to crucify children, to sell slaves and to cut off heads and I don't think that a change in career path is what's going to stop them," he said.

O'Neill, who claims to have fired the shot that killed Usama bin Laden, warned that the problem is spreading.

"We can't let it happen," he said. "It'll go to Saudi Arabia, it'll hit Jordan."

Harf first pointed to jobs as a counter-ISIS strategy during an interview Monday night on MSNBC -- after ISIS-aligned militants slaughtered 21 Coptic Christians in Libya.   

"We're killing a lot of them, and we're going to keep killing more of them. ... But we cannot win this war by killing them," Harf said on MSNBC's "Hardball." "We need ... to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it's lack of opportunity for jobs, whether --"

At that point, Harf was interrupted by host Chris Matthews, who pointed out, "There's always going to be poor people. There's always going to be poor Muslims."

Harf continued to argue that the U.S. should work with other countries to "help improve their governance" and "help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people."

She said: "If we can help countries work at the root causes of this -- what makes these 17-year-old kids pick up an AK-47 instead of trying to start a business?"

Harf stood by the remarks Tuesday night on CNN, and on MSNBC. CNN host Wolf Blitzer challenged her statements, asking if she thinks these young men might not turn to terror if they just had a job.

Harf called that a "gross oversimplification."

Blitzer pointed out that some of the world's most notorious terrorists, including bin Laden, came from wealth and privilege.

Harf acknowledged that point. On Twitter, she also defended herself by quoting other leaders, including former President George W. Bush, who has pointed to the need to fight poverty as a way to fight terrorism.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/02/18/state-department-spokeswoman-call-for-using-jobs-to-combat-terror-too-nuanced/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Archer77 on February 18, 2015, 11:20:44 AM
Harf's comments aren't unusual.  She's reading directly from the lefts ideological playbook. The takeaway from her comments and Obama's is simple; terrorist aren't sadist killer responsible for their own actions but victims of environmental circumstances that drive them to murder.  It's the typical victim narrative the left likes to use.  The problem is that it doesn't put the actions of ISIS and other groups like it within the context of Islamic history. And as far as I remember a profile of the average jihadist indicated they were predominately middle class or above and highly educated.
For the purpose of policy let's assume Harf is right.  What do we do?  More foreign aid?  That seldom works out. We cant create jobs for them. It's so silly it's sad.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 18, 2015, 11:32:20 AM
Harf's comments aren't unusual.  She's reading directly from the lefts ideological playbook. The takeaway from her comments and Obama's is simple; terrorist aren't sadist killer responsible for their own actions but victims of environmental circumstances that drive them to murder.  It's the typical victim narrative the left likes to use.  The problem is that it doesn't put the actions of ISIS and other groups like it within the context of Islamic history. And as far as I remember a profile of the average jihadist indicated they were predominately middle class or above and highly educated.
For the purpose of policy let's assume Harf is right.  What do we do?  More foreign aid?  That seldom works out. We cant create jobs for them. It's so silly it's sad.

I agree. 

Creating economic opportunities and killing terrorists in a war are different discussions.  We absolutely should be trying to kill terrorists.  We should also do what we can, without using my tax dollars, to provide whatever support we can to increase economic opportunities around the world.   


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on February 18, 2015, 11:38:23 AM
 >:(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvn53uS8-hc


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Archer77 on February 18, 2015, 11:44:04 AM
I agree. 

Creating economic opportunities and killing terrorists in a war are different discussions.  We absolutely should be trying to kill terrorists.  We should also do what we can, without using my tax dollars, to provide whatever support we can to increase economic opportunities around the world.   

The two thing I despise about leftist ideology most are it's touchy-feely naivete and their doctrinaire approach to issues.   It's impossible for them to look at an issue and assess it on it's own terms.  Instead it's filtered through ideology where the answer will always be exactly what they thought/want it to be. When some people read her comments they scratch their heads but I'm never surprised.  If you know the playbook you can always anticipate what plays will be called.



Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 18, 2015, 11:51:53 AM
The two thing I despise about leftist ideology most are it's touchy-feely naivete and their doctrinaire approach to issues.   It's impossible for them to look at an issue and assess it on it's own terms.  Instead it's filtered through ideology where the answer will always be exactly what they thought/want it to be. When some people read her comments they scratch their heads but I'm never surprised.  If you know the playbook you can always anticipate what plays will be called.



True.  They can be absolutely naive. 


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on February 18, 2015, 11:54:44 AM
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/02/18/boko-haram-vows-to-enslave-obama-supporters-in-new-isis-style-video


YES!!!!  Now this I can agree with!!! 


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Archer77 on February 18, 2015, 11:55:17 AM
True.  They can be absolutely naive. 

It's a state similar to seeing things through rose colored glasses.  They see the world in a very specific way and that's the only way they can see it. It's essentially a religion that relies on faith and invisible hands directing events behind the scene.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 18, 2015, 11:56:23 AM
It's a state similar to seeing things through rose colored glasses.  They see the world in a very specific way and that's the only way they can see it. It's essentially a religion that relies on faith and invisible hands directing events behind the scene.

Yep.  And it usually involves using a great deal of our hard earned money. 


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Archer77 on February 18, 2015, 12:00:04 PM
Yep.  And it usually involves using a great deal of our hard earned money. 

And when the policy that tax payers spent trillions on doesn't work it's never the policy that failed.  They will cry we didn't spend enough or the policy didn't get the political backing it required.  The solution is always spend more money or create another program.  Spend money until something works.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 18, 2015, 12:06:30 PM
And when the policy that tax payers spent trillions on doesn't work it's never the policy that failed.  They will cry we didn't spend enough or the policy didn't get the political backing it required.  The solution is always spend more money or create another program.  Spend money until something works.

A vicious cycle. 


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on February 18, 2015, 12:41:03 PM
http://nypost.com/2015/02/18/say-it-obama-islamic/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: 2Thick on February 21, 2015, 01:29:42 PM
JV team of peace.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on February 22, 2015, 04:53:02 AM
http://dailycaller.com/2015/02/19/obama-americans-are-inviting-jihad-by-criticizing-islam/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on February 23, 2015, 11:31:46 AM

BREAKING NEWS Monday, February 23, 2015 1:18 PM EST
 



Jury Awards $218.5 Million in Terrorism Case Against Palestinian Groups
The Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization were found liable on Monday by a jury in Manhattan for their role in knowingly supporting six terrorist attacks in Israel between 2002 and 2004 in which Americans were killed and injured.
The jury in Federal District Court in Manhattan awarded $218.5 million in damages, a number that is automatically tripled to $655.5 million under the special terrorism law under which the case was brought.
The verdict ended a decade-long legal battle to hold the Palestinian organizations responsible for the terrorist acts. And while the decision was a huge victory for the dozens of plaintiffs, it also could serve to strengthen the Israeli claim that the supposedly more moderate Palestinian forces are directly tied to terrorism.
The financial implications of the verdict for the defendants were not immediately clear. The Palestinian Authority, led by Mahmoud Abbas, had serious financial troubles even before Israel, as punishment for the Palestinians’ move in December to join the International Criminal Court, began withholding more than $100 million a month in tax revenue it collects on the Palestinians’ behalf.
The verdict came in the seventh week of a civil trial in which the jury had heard emotional testimony from survivors of suicide bombings and other attacks in Jerusalem, in which a total of 33 people were killed and more than 450 were injured.

READ MORE »
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/24/nyregion/damages-awarded-in-terror-case-against-palestinian-groups.html?emc=edit_na_20150223
 
 
 


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on February 27, 2015, 09:25:30 AM
http://www.myfoxny.com/story/28219608/attackers-in-bangladesh-hack-to-death-american-blogger


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Archer77 on February 27, 2015, 09:41:19 AM
There is a sound argument to be made that those who committed violence in the name of Christianity were not following Christian doctrine while "radical" muslim terrorists are clearly following Islamic doctrine and the example of conduct set my Mohammed.

It's totaly appropriate to call ISIS Islamic. Compare the doctrine between the two religions.  Muhammad would have condoned, encouraged and participated in the acts committed by muslim terrorists.  We know this because he did much the same himself during time.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 27, 2015, 12:03:27 PM
Islamic State video shows militants smashing ancient artifacts in Iraq
Published February 26, 2015
Associated Press

BAGHDAD –  The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed.

The destructions are part of a campaign by the IS extremists who have destroyed a number of shrines -- including Muslim holy sites -- in order to eliminate what they view as heresy. They are also believed to have sold ancient artifacts on the black market in order to finance their bloody campaign across the region.

The five-minute video shows a group of bearded men inside the Mosul Museum using hammers and drills to destroy several large statues, which are then shown chipped and in pieces. The video then shows a black-clad man at a nearby archaeological site inside Mosul, drilling through and destroying a winged-bull Assyrian protective deity that dates back to the 7th century B.C.

In New York, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the U.N.'s cultural agency, UNESCO, is examining the video. "The destruction of cultural heritage is reprehensible and criminal," Dujarric said, adding that it robs current and future generations of the history of their past.

The video was posted on social media accounts affiliated with the Islamic State group and though it could not be independently verified it appeared authentic, based on AP's knowledge of the Mosul Museum.

Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city and the surrounding Nineveh province fell to the militants during their blitz last June after Iraqi security forces melted away.

In their push, the extremists captured large swaths of land in both Iraq and neighboring Syria, declared a self-styled caliphate on territories that are under their control, killing members of religious minorities, driving others from their homes, enslaving women and destroying houses of worship.

The region under IS control in Iraq has nearly 1,800 of Iraq's 12,000 registered archaeological sites and the militants appear to be out to cleanse it of any non-Islamic ideas, including library books, archaeological relics, and even Islamic sites considered idolatrous.

"Oh Muslims, these artifacts that are behind me were idols and gods worshipped by people who lived centuries ago instead of Allah," a bearded man tells the camera as he stands in front of the partially demolished winged-bull.

"The so-called Assyrians and Akkadians and others looked to gods for war, agriculture and rain to whom they offered sacrifices," he added, referring to groups that that left their mark on Mesopotamia for more than 5,000 years in what is now Iraq, eastern Syria and southern Turkey.

"Our prophet ordered us to remove all these statues as his followers did when they conquered nations," the man in the video adds. The video bore the logo of the IS group's media arm and was posted on a Twitter account used by the group.

A professor at the Archaeology College in Mosul confirmed to the Associated Press that the two sites depicted in the video are the city museum and a site known as Nirgal Gate, one of several gates to the capital of the Assyrian Empire, Ninevah.

"I'm totally shocked," Amir al-Jumaili told the AP over the phone from outside of Mosul. "It's a catastrophe. With the destruction of these artifacts, we can no longer be proud of Mosul's civilization."

He said that very few of the museum pieces are not genuine.

Among the most important sites under the militants' control are four ancient cities -- Ninevah, Kalhu, Dur Sharrukin and Ashur -- which were at different times the capital of the mighty Assyrian Empire.

The Assyrians first arose around 2500 B.C. and at one point ruled over a realm stretching from the Mediterranean coast to what is present-day Iran.  Also in danger is the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hatra, which is thought to have been built in the 3rd or 2nd century B.C. by the Seleucid Empire. It flourished during the 1st and 2nd centuries as a religious and trading center.

UNESCO's director general said she was "deeply shocked" at the footage showing the destruction and has asked the president of the U.N. Security Council to convene an emergency meeting "on the protection of Iraq's cultural heritage as an integral element for the country's security."

"I condemn this as a deliberate attack against Iraq's millennial history and culture, and as an inflammatory incitement to violence and hatred," Irina Bokova said.

She added that large statues from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hatra and "unique artifacts" from archaeological sites in the Ninevah governorate, among many other pieces, have been destroyed or defaced.

The damage to Iraqi artifacts in Mosul is the latest episode in incidents that have targeted the nation's heritage.

In January, Islamic State militants ransacked the Central Library of Mosul, smashing the locks and taking around 2,000 books -- leaving only Islamic texts. Days later, militants broke into University of Mosul's library. They made a bonfire out of hundreds of books on science and culture, destroying them in front of students.

The day after Baghdad fell to U.S. troops in April 2003, looters burst into the Iraqi National Museum in the Iraqi capital, making off with scores of priceless artifacts and leaving the floor littered with shattered pottery. The U.S. was widely criticized at the time for failing to protect the site.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02/26/islamic-state-video-shows-militants-smashing-rare-ancient-artifacts-in-iraq/?intcmp=latestnews


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 27, 2015, 12:08:32 PM
Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger
Posted: Feb 27, 2015
By JULHAS ALAM

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday.

The attack Thursday night on Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born U.S. citizen, occurred on a crowded sidewalk as he and his wife, Rafida Ahmed, were returning from a book fair at Dhaka University. Ahmed, who is also a blogger, was seriously injured. It was the latest in a series of attacks on secular writers in Bangladesh in recent years.

A previously unknown militant group, Ansar Bangla 7, claimed responsibility for the attack, Assistant Police Commissioner S.M. Shibly Noman told the Prothom Alo newspaper.

Roy "was the target because of his crime against Islam," the group said on Twitter.

Roy was a prominent voice against religious intolerance, and his family and friends say he had been threatened for his writings.

About 8:45 p.m. Thursday, a group of men ambushed the couple as they walked toward a roadside tea stall, with at least two of the attackers hitting them with meat cleavers, police Chief Sirajul Islam said. The attackers then ran away, disappearing into the crowds.

Two blood-stained cleavers were found after the attack, he said.

Islamic extremism has made few inroads in Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority nation of 160 million people, but there have been a series of similar attacks in recent years blamed on militants.

A divide has become increasingly visible between secular bloggers and conservative Islamic groups, often covertly connected with Islamist parties, with the secularists urging authorities to ban religion-based politics while the Islamists press for blasphemy laws to protect their faith.

Islam is Bangladesh's state religion but the country is governed by secular laws based on British common law, and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has repeatedly said she will not give in to religious extremism.

Roy had founded a popular Bengali-language blog, Mukto-mona, or Free Mind, which featured articles on scientific reasoning and religion.

The website has apparently been shut down since the attack, but Roy defended atheism in a January posting on Facebook, calling it "a rational concept to oppose any unscientific and irrational belief."

Anujit Roy, his younger brother, said Roy had returned to the country earlier this month from the U.S. and was planning to go back in March.

In 2013, another blogger, Ahmed Rajib Haider, who also spoke out against religious extremism, was killed by still-unidentified assailants near his Dhaka home. In 2004, Humayun Azad, a prominent writer and teacher at Dhaka University, was seriously injured in an attack when he was returning from the same book fair.

Baki Billah, a friend of Roy and a blogger, told Independent TV that Roy had been threatened earlier by people upset at his writing.

"He was a free thinker. He was a Hindu but he was not only a strong voice against Islamic fanatics but also equally against other religious fanatics," Billah said.

"We are saddened. We don't know what the government will do to find the killers. We want justice," he said.

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/28219608/attackers-in-bangladesh-hack-to-death-american-blogger


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on March 02, 2015, 03:23:30 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2013/08/28/military-jury-sentences-fort-hood-killer-hasan/2712803/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 02, 2015, 04:29:43 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2013/08/28/military-jury-sentences-fort-hood-killer-hasan/2712803/

Great.  The jury did the right thing. 


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on March 04, 2015, 12:22:54 PM
UK: Jihad murderer & family on dole 20 years, cost taxpayers $600,000
Jihad Watch ^  | 03/03/2015 | Robert Spencer

Posted on ‎3‎/‎4‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎22‎:‎29‎ ‎PM by Rusty0604

“Jihadi John family’s 20 years on benefits: How it’s cost taxpayers up to £400k to house fanatic and his relatives in upmarket areas,” by James Slack and Paul Bentley and Sam Marsden for the Daily Mail, March 3, 2015 (thanks to Mick):

“ Jihadi John and his asylum-seeking family have milked the British benefits system for 20 years, the Mail can reveal today.

Housing the Islamic State executioner and his relatives in affluent parts of London has cost taxpayers up to £400,000.

One landlord said Mohammed Emwazi’s family were ‘parasites’ and ‘tenants from hell’. Incredibly, they are still believed to be pocketing £40,000 a year in handouts despite there being no sign of them in Britain.

Emwazi’s father Jasem, who has six children, is back in his native Kuwait – the country he claimed he fled fearing for his life.


(Excerpt) Read more at jihadwatch.org ...


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on April 10, 2015, 01:29:44 PM
Kansas man accused of plotting to detonate bomb at Fort Riley military base
Published April 10, 2015
FoxNews.com

A 20-year-old Kansas man plotted to kill American soldiers with a vehicle bomb at the Fort Riley military base, an attack he planned to carry out on behalf of the ISIS terror group, prosecutors announced Friday.

John T. Booker, also known as Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, was arrested as part of a lengthy FBI investigation. Federal authorities said he was arrested near the army base in Manhattan, Kansas, as he completed final preparations to detonate the bomb, which had, in fact, been rendered inert while he was under FBI surveillance.

“As alleged in the complaint, John Booker attempted to attack U.S. military personnel on U.S. soil purportedly in the name of (ISIS)," said Assistant Attorney General Carlin. "Thanks to the efforts of the law enforcement community, we were able to safely disrupt this threat to the brave men and women who serve our country. Protecting American lives by identifying and bringing to justice those who wish to harm U.S. citizens remains the National Security Division's number one priority."

Prosecutors said Booker repeatedly stated he wanted to engage in violent jihad on behalf of ISIS. He became an Army recruit and said he intended to commit an insider attack against American soldiers, like Major Nidal Hassan at Fort Hood in Texas.

Booker is the latest among a number of ISIS sympathizers who have been arrested by the FBI in recent weeks.

A criminal complaint unsealed Friday charged Booker with one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction (explosives), one count of attempting to damage property by means of an explosive and one count of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

He was due to appear Friday afternoon in federal court in Topeka.

The criminal complaint Friday alleged that Booker spent months developing and attempting to execute a plan that would result in his own death as an ISIS suicide bomber. It also alleged that he “planned to pull the trigger of the explosives himself so that he would die in the explosion,” Kansas U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said at a news conference.

"I want to assure the public there was never any breach of Fort Riley Military Base, nor was the safety or the security of the base or its personnel ever at risk," said Kansas City FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Jackson. "Recently the Command Staff at Fort Riley has been working hand in hand with law enforcement to ensure the utmost security and protection for the men and women who serve our country, and the surrounding community that supports the base."

Booker allegedly plotted to construct an explosive device for attack on American soil for months during meetings with two FBI informants. He told one killing Americans was permissible because the Koran “says to kill your enemies wherever they are.”

Prosecutors said the jihadi wannabe advanced the plot by acquiring components for a vehicle bomb, producing a propaganda video and renting a storage locker to store components for the explosive device.

Prosecutors said he identified Fort Riley as the target and talked about his commitment to trigger the device himself and become a jihadi martyr.

His arrest came behind the wheel of a van he belived was packed with 1,000 pounds of explosive.

Last year FoxNews.com reported exclusively that Booker was under investigation for threatening online to commit a "Fort Hood-inspired" act of terror just weeks away from reporting for basic training.

The military learned of his radicalism - which had apparently been on display for months in online posts where he praised Usama bin Laden and pledged to die for radical Islam.

FoxNews.com reported then that Booker was the subject of an FBI alert.

“Getting ready to be killed in jihad is a HUGE adrenaline rush! I am so nervous," read a March 19. 2014 post on the Facebook page authorities believe belonged to Booker. "NOT because I’m scared to die but I am EAGER to meet my lord.”

FoxNews.com reported Booker enlisted in the Army in February 2014 and was due to report for basic training less than two months later on April 7. But the FBI interviewed him in March and alerted the Army, which formally discharged him.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/10/kansas-man-accused-plotting-to-detonate-bomb-at-fort-riley-military-base/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on April 27, 2015, 12:25:04 PM
ISIS Excels in 'Marketing Campaign' for US Recruits: Report
Monday, 27 Apr 2015
By Melanie Batley

The Islamic State is conducting an unprecedented terrorist recruitment campaign that is successfully penetrating the United States, say U.S. law enforcement officials and terror analysts, according to USA Today.

The militant group is using a sophisticated set of social media tools to gain personal "peer-to-peer" communication which is proving effective in drawing recruits from urban metropolitan areas to deep within America, a senior law enforcement official told the newspaper.

"This is not so much a recruitment effort as it is a global marketing campaign, beyond anything that al-Qaida has ever done,'' the official said.

Earlier this month, six Minnesota men were charged with conspiracy to provide material support and attempting to aid a foreign terrorist organization with plans to join the Islamic State in Syria (ISIS or ISIL).

Federal authorities have also identified more than 150 U.S. residents who have sought to join the terrorist organization or related groups in Syria. It is believed that the actual number of Islamic State sympathizers or those considering joining the group is much higher.

The source told USA Today that in every case, the Islamic State had been involved in coordinating outreach.

"I don't think there has been one case in which we haven't found some connection to the videos or other media the group has produced," the official said.

Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, chief of the Justice Department's National Security Division, said that young men and women are "responding to the call to join violent jihad abroad at an alarming rate," USA Today reported.

FBI Director James Comey has also raised the alarm about an escalating number of cases being dealt with by the agency.

According to U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger, the "peer-to-peer" or "brother-to-brother" campaign involves a close group of suspects engaged in the radicalization of each other at every phase of recruitment leading up to plans to travel to the battlefield.

A range of social media tools, in particular, has reached an unprecedented level of sophistication, Michael Leiter, former director of the U.S. Counterterrorism Center, told USA Today.

"Al-Qaida in Pakistan represented Version 1.0, with its static video of (Osama) bin-Laden's face. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula became Version 2.0, with (American cleric) Anwar al-Awlaki using graphics and the online magazine 'Inspire' to reach potential English-speaking converts. Think of ISIL as Version 3.0," he said.

Bruce Hoffman, a longtime terrorism analyst and director of Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies program, said that the FBI and other intelligence organizations are devoting significant resources to try to counter the recruiting effort but the Islamic State's social media dominance is threatening to "outpace the government's capabilities across the intelligence community."

"It's like the Dutch boy sticking his fingers in the dike,'' Hoffman said, according to USA Today.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/isis-recruits-jihad-social-media/2015/04/27/id/640969/#ixzz3YXUzRZRa


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Jack T. Cross on April 27, 2015, 01:07:43 PM
Quote
...the FBI and other intelligence organizations are devoting significant resources to try to counter the recruiting effort but the Islamic State's social media dominance is threatening to "outpace the government's capabilities across the intelligence community."

 ::)


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 05, 2015, 10:56:18 AM
FBI had tracked terrorism plans of one of the gunmen in Garland attack as early as 2006
Kevin Krause
Follow @KevinRKrause Email kkrause@dallasnews.com
Published: May 4, 2015

One of the shooters in the Garland attack on Sunday talked as early as 2007 about fighting with terrorists overseas, federal court records show.

Elton Simpson had been the subject of a terrorism investigation in Arizona where he lived beginning in 2006, court records show. Five years ago he was convicted in that state for lying to federal agents about his plans to travel to Somalia in 2009 to engage in “violent jihad.”

He received three years’ probation, which ended last year. He did not receive a stiffer sentence because the federal judge who heard the case said prosecutors failed to show that Simpson’s planned travel to Somalia was related to international terrorism.

Simpson has apparently been placed on a no-fly list. His defense attorney, Kristina Lyn Sitton, said she last heard from him shortly after his conviction when he called her from an airport and said he was prevented from boarding an airplane. Sitton said he was planning to travel to another state to attend a funeral.

Simpson talked to his associates about “the obligation to fight jihad overseas” in conversations the FBI taped, court records show.

In 2010, when the FBI questioned him at his home in Avondale, AZ, Simpson had a plane ticket to travel to South Africa as well as his passport. He also had a student visa allowing him to enter the country.

Prosecutors said Simpson’s plan was to travel from South Africa to Somalia to fight the U.S.-backed government there. That is considered providing material support to terrorists, a federal crime.

One of those Simpson spoke to about his plans was an FBI informant who was paid $132,000 by the bureau to wear a wire and gather information about Simpson, records show. The informant, a young Sudanese man who attended the same mosque as Simpson, taped 327 days of conversations he had with Simpson.

Also, an FBI surveillance team followed Simpson during the investigation.

Simpson told agents in 2010 that he planned to study Islam at a madrassa in South Africa, records show. He said he would be gone for five years and didn’t have “firm plans” for what he would do after his studies.

But in a 2007 recorded conversation, Simpson spoke about fighting non believers for Allah. He also spoke about Afghanistan and Iraq and “Jewish oppression of Muslims.” And he criticized those who “don’t believe that they should be over there fighting.”

Also, Simpson told someone his planned studies were “just a front” and that he was ready to “bounce” if needed.

Simpson was born in Illinois and later moved to the Phoenix area with this family. He converted to the Muslim religion “at a young age,” court records show. He was living with his family when he was arrested, court records show.

The FBI in Phoenix began investigating Simpson in 2006 because of his association with someone agents suspected of trying to set up a terrorist cell in Arizona. Agents thought Simpson might have been part of that cell.

When the FBI first contacted Simpson in 2007, is was to ask him about the terrorism suspect, Hassan Abu-Jihaad, but Simpson declined to speak with them, an FBI agent said during Simpson’s 2010 trial.

In 2009, agents had Simpson on tape speaking to someone about his plans.

“It’s time to go to Somalia, brother,” he said. “We know plenty of brothers from Somalia…I’m telling you, man. We gonna make it to the battlefield, akee, it’s time to roll.”

Simpson said non believers, known as “kuffar,” are “fighting against us because they don’t want us to establish sharia,” records show. He said he was tired of living under non-Muslims, who he said are fighting against Allah. Simpson said his money and taxes were paying for their weapons.

And he told an associate that the person could sell his car to finance a trip overseas to fight.

“That’s a plane ticket right there. Bye-bye America,” Simpson said.


Simpson told someone that he sent a link about “how they gonna use the car with bombs on it.”

When FBI agents visited Simpson again, in 2010, he asked them about Abu-Jihaad, who was appealing his 2008 federal conviction in Connecticut for providing material support to terrorists.

Abu-Jihaad also was found guilty of “communicating national security information to persons not entitled to receive it,” records show. He was sentenced in 2009 to 10 years in federal prison.

Simpson told agents he was concerned about Abu-Jihaad’s future. Abu-Jihaad was arrested in Phoenix in 2007. It was his case that led agents to Simpson.

Sitton said she was surprised to hear her former client was involved in Sunday’s attack.

“I never had an inkling that he was dangerous at all,” she said. “I can tell you when he was my client he was nothing but respectful. He was very kind and was a very devout Muslim.”

She said he sometimes stopped their meetings so he could go pray during various times of the day.

Sitton called him “just a normal guy.” At the time, Simpson worked as a telemarketer, she said. Simpson, she said, got married during the Arizona criminal case.

Sitton said she doesn’t condone her former client’s actions, but she questioned why the Garland art event was held in the first place.

“I guess I see so much intolerance in religion these days,” she said. “I don’t understand why they were having an event basically mocking the Muslim religion.

“I wonder if everybody’s intolerance has instigated people who would normally not be violent to act” based on what they believed was an attack on their faith, she said.

The FBI’s recordings of Simpson were played during his bench trial. The following are some excerpts:

Simpson told the informant that “Allah loves someone who is ‘out there fighting [non-Muslims]’ and making difficult sacrifices such as living in caves, sleeping on rocks rather than sleeping in comfortable beds and with his wife, children and nice cars.”

Simpson said that the reward is high because “If you get shot, or you get killed, it’s [heaven] straight away…That’s what we here for…so why not take that route?”

“If the house of ‘a brother’ in Palestine is bombed, you should feel like that bomb landed on your house.

“They trying to bring democracy over there man, they’re trying to make them live by man-made laws, not by Allah’s laws. That’s why they get fought. You try to make us become slaves to man? No we slave to Allah, we going to fight you to the death.”

“People fighting and killing your kids, and dropping bombs on people that have nothing to do with nothing. You got to fight back you can’t be just sitting down…smiling at each other.”

http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2015/05/fbi-had-taped-terrorism-plans-of-gunman-in-garland-attack-as-early-as-2007.html/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 20, 2015, 09:46:38 AM
Trove of Bin Laden documents released
Published May 20, 2015
FoxNews.com

U.S. intelligence officials on Wednesday released a trove of documents recovered during the 2011 raid on Usama bin Laden's compound -- offering a rare window into the operations of Al Qaeda and bin Laden's involvement in leading the network from his Pakistan hideaway.

The documents include dozens of letters, some from  bin Laden himself, as well as accounting information and even what appears to be an application form for prospective Al Qaeda members. That form, which asks a series of detailed questions, includes the line: "Who should we contact in case you became a martyr?"

CLICK TO READ THE DOCUMENTS

The correspondence, meanwhile, shows bin Laden continued to be engaged from his hideout and sought to direct operations. Shortly before he was killed in the May 2011 raid, a letter shows him celebrating the Arab Spring revolutions which had toppled Tunisia's leader at that point and were mounting in several other countries.

"These are gigantic events that will eventually engulf most of the Muslim world, will free the Muslim land from American hegemony, and is troubling America whose Secretary of State declared that they are worried about the armed Muslims controlling the Muslim region," bin Laden wrote, according to a translated version.

Bin Laden, writing to a follower identified as Atiyah, called for more Al Qaeda involvement in these countries once their leaders were deposed.

He described the events as "critical to our nation," advising against being "fully occupied with the Afghanistan front." Bin Laden wrote, "we should give our main attention to the Muslim nation's revolution ..."

The correspondence also includes letters among the bin Laden family members. One 2010 letter offers a glimpse into the Al Qaeda leader's surveillance worries. In it, he urges his wife to "leave everything behind, including clothes, books, everything that she had in Iran" before arriving, warning about eavesdropping and the possibility that the Iranians would "implant a chip in some of the belongings that you might have brought along with you."

Other documents show the day-to-day operations in Al Qaeda. One identified as "Instructions to Applicants" appears to be a form for Al Qaeda prospects. It asks for basic biographical information, as well as for information about "hobbies," whether they know experts in chemistry, where they've traveled, and even "do you wish to execute a suicide operation?" This is followed by the question about whom to contact in case the applicant becomes a "martyr."

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said the document release, titled "Bin Laden's Bookshelf," follows a "rigorous interagency review."

The office said the intelligence community "will be reviewing hundreds more documents in the near future for possible declassification and release."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/05/20/trove-bin-laden-documents-released/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 29, 2015, 11:07:50 AM
GOD BLESS TEXAS: Senate Passes Anti-Sharia Law Bill
27 May 2015
Posted by
Eric Reed

(http://cdn.buzzpo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/image104-300x192.jpg)

AUSTIN, TX – The Senate has overwhelmingly passed an anti-Sharia law bill that many on the far left are referring to as Islamophobia.

The bill’s author, State Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels), doesn’t specifically mention Islam or Sharia Law in her bill. But the bill plainly states that no laws from any “foreign courts” will ever be applied by civil court judges in Texas.

Senator Campbell stated:

“It’s just to provide some belt and suspenders to make sure that, with judicial discretion, we don’t trump Texas law, American law, with a foreign law regarding family law.”

According to WOAI:

“Not all in the senate is pleased with Campbell’s bill though. Democratic Senator Kirk Watson stated, “What foreign law are you attempting to prevent being used, and can you give examples of where it has created a problem in the state?”

Campbell said, “No foreign law. This just provides a context for judicial discretion.”

Quite frankly, I find it sad that we even need a law like this in America. It’s disgusting to watch our American morals, values and freedoms just whither away. So if it takes a law to protect our freedoms, so be it.

The bill is now on its way to Governor Greg Abbott’s desk for him to sign.

http://buzzpo.com/god-bless-texas-senate-passes-anti-sharia-law-bill/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 29, 2015, 11:24:49 AM
God Bless America.

Iranian artist could draw lengthy prison term for cartoons ridiculing parliament
By  Lisa Daftari
Published May 29, 2015
FoxNews.com

(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/U.S./876/493/farghadani%20copy.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
Atena Farghadani could be facing a long prison sentence for drawing cartoons. (Justice for Iran)

Iran’s thin-skinned mullahs have jailed an artist who drew a cartoon disparaging members of parliament over their decision to restrict birth control for women.

Atena Farghadani, 28, had what Iran considers a trial in Tehran’s Revolutionary Court on May 19 and is now awaiting a verdict. She was charged with “insulting members of parliament through paintings” for drawing  the officials as animals, according to Amnesty International. It is not clear what kind of maximum sentence she could face.

“She’s truly an angel,” a relative of Farghadani told FoxNews.com on condition of anonymity. “She just loves people and animals, and besides for all her artistic talent, she is such a strong supporter of human rights.”


“I hope Atena's case is a wake up call for the international community and that they put the human rights on top of the agenda in their dialogue with the Iranian authorities.”

- Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, Iran Human Rights

Farghadani’s family has received threats, which the source said is “just another way of putting pressure on Atena and making sure no one speaks to the media.”

“It’s crazy to think her name spread as a result of a cartoon, because she has done so many wonderful things to help humanity, doing things quietly and not wanting credit,” he said.

Last August, Revolutionary Guards raided Farghadani’s home and blindfolded her, confiscated her personal belongings and imprisoned her, according to Amnesty International.

In November, she was released for a short period of time, but was called back by authorities six weeks later after she was accused of publicly discussing the torture and beatings she allegedly endured by prison guards, including posting a YouTube video describing her brutal treatment, according to the Human Rights Activist News Agency.

Farghadani posted an open letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei to her Facebook page when she was called back to court:

“What you call an “insult to representatives of the parliament by means of cartoons” I consider to be an artistic expression of the home of our nation (parliament), which our nation does not deserve! I, therefore, must pay retribution for defending my beloved defenseless people.”

She has since been held in solitary confinement at Tehran’s Evin prison, where reports indicate she was hospitalized in February after she spent three weeks on hunger strike and suffered a heart attack.

Farghadani’s family visits the prison weekly, the family member said.

“Atena is a prisoner of conscience – she has committed no real crime,” Amnesty International said in a statement. “She is being unfairly punished simply for exercising her right to free speech, association and assembly. We've been calling on Iran's Supreme Leader and Head of the Judiciary to release Atena immediately. If not, we'll continue to fight for her freedom.”

Judge Abolghassem Salavati, the judge handling her case, is notoriously known as the “Iran’s hanging judge” or the “judge of death” for sending handing over numerous death penalty sentences, particularly against journalists, bloggers, artists and political activists in arrests made in and around Iran’s Green Revolution in 2009.

Salavati is also the judge handling American Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian’s case.

Since the beginning of 2015, at least 400 prisoners have been executed in Iran, according to the Iran Human Rights group.

"Unfortunately, it is not surprising for Iran Human Rights that the Iranian authorities put people in jail for expressing their opinion,” said Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, founder of the Norwegian-based Iran Human Rights.  “I hope Atena's case is a wake up call for the international community and that they put the human rights on top of the agenda in their dialogue with the Iranian authorities.”

Farghadani, like many other cartoonists around the world are being targeted for criticizing or ridiculing public or religious figures.

A new report by the Committee to Project Journalists (CPJ) points to an increase in threats launched against cartoonists in response to their work, an issue highlighted by the Paris attacks on Charile Hebdo four months ago.

Earlier this month, two gunmen were killed before they were able to bust into the American Freedom Defense Initiative’s “Jihad Watch Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” in Garland, Texas.

Ironically, the regime in Iran hosts its own broadly publicized political cartoon contests with controversial themes including an annual Holocaust cartoon contest and more recently about the Islamic State, while harshly condemning international cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/05/29/iranian-artist-could-draw-lengthy-prison-term-for-cartoons-ridiculing/?intcmp=latestnews


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 03, 2015, 05:38:14 PM
Boston terror suspects plotted to behead police officers, source says
Published June 03, 2015
FoxNews.com

The man shot and killed Tuesday by Boston police was plotting with another suspect to behead a cop, a law enforcement source told FoxNews.com

The dead suspect, 26-year-old Usaama Rahim, was under surveillance by the Joint Terrorism Task Force, which is comprised of state, local and federal law enforcement agents, when he was shot at about 7 a.m. near a CVS in the city's Roslindale neighborhood, when he brandished the blade at police. Later Tuesday, authorities arrested another suspect, David Wright, in connection with the case, police said.

"We believe the intent was to behead a police officer," one official told The Boston Globe. "We knew the plot had to be stopped. They were planning to take action Tuesday."

Rahim, Wright and an unidentified third person met Sunday on a Rhode Island beach to discus plans, the affidavit, which was released Wednesday, said. Wright, who waived his Miranda rights, told the FBI the plans included an attack on a victim in another state, the court papers said. Hours prior to the shooting, Rahim told Wright he had changed plans and was going to "go after" the "boys in blue," the court papers said.

"I'm going on vacation right here in Massachusetts. I'm just going to, ah, go after them, those boys in blue," Rahim said in the phone conversation, according to the affidavit. Authorities believe the word "vacation" stood for violent jihad in their conversations. Wright encouraged him to delete any information on his cell phone or computers, the affidavit said. Wright is accused of conspiring with Rahim to impede the investigation and faces up to five yes in prison if convicted.

The affidavit said one of the officers outside the CVS instructed Rahim to drop his weapon and Rahim responded, "You drop yours."

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters that Rahim was approached by the officers who wanted to question him on "terrorist-related information" when he moved toward officers with the knife. He purchased an Ontario Spec Plus Marine Raider Bowie fighting knife with a 9.75 inch blade a few days earlier on Amazon.com, an affidavit said.

Evans said the officers didn't have their guns drawn when they approached Rahim. He said police have video showing Rahim "coming at officers" while they are backing away. That account differs from one given by Rahim's brother Ibrahim Rahim, who said in a Facebook posting that his youngest brother was killed while waiting at a bus stop to go to his job.

"He was confronted by three Boston Police officers and subsequently shot in the back three times," he wrote. "He was on his cellphone with my dear father during the confrontation needing a witness."

Surveillance video from the scene was shown to some civil rights advocates.

The president of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts says a video shows a terror suspect killed in Boston was not shot in the back, as his brother had claimed. Darnell Williams told reporters after viewing the police video that Rahim "was not on a cellphone and was not shot in the back."

But one Boston Muslim leader called the video "inconclusive." Imam Abdullah Farooq says it showed Rahim wasn't shot in the back, but the quality was poor and it wasn't clear whether police had to use deadly force.

"We believe the intent was to behead a police officer. "We knew the plot had to be stopped. They were planning to take action Tuesday."

- Official

Evans said officers repeatedly ordered Rahim to drop the knife but he continued to advance. He said task force members fired their guns, hitting Rahim once in the torso and once in the abdomen. Rahim was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Later, the FBI and local police arrested a man at a home in Everett, Mass., in an action authorities said was related to the Roslindale shooting. Christina Diorio-Sterling, a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, said Wright was taken into custody from his home in suburban Everett. She said Wright will face federal charges and is expected to appear in U.S. District Court on Wednesday.

WFXT reported that three different Joint Terrorism Task Force teams had been carrying out 24-hour surveillance on at least three different people in the Boston area, though it was unclear how long that had been going on.The plot may have been inspired by the terror group ISIS, who have repeatedly called on followers in the United States to attack law enforcement officials or military installations.

Evans did not comment on the report that Rahim had been radicalized by ISIS, but said, "Obviously, there was enough information there where we thought it was appropriate to question him about his doings ... He was someone we were watching for quite a time."

The officer and the agent involved in the shooting weren't physically injured but were evaluated at a hospital for what Evans described as "stress."

WFXT reported that Rahim worked in loss prevention at several CVS stores in the Boston area. Wright confirmed in an interview that Rahim planned a violent attack in the U.S., according to his affidavit.

However, it was not clear that the store where he was killed was among them. Boston voter registration records seen by the Associated Press list Rahim as a student. Other records indicate that as recently as two years ago he was licensed as a security officer in Miami, but don't specify in what capacity.

The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center said its security firm hired Rahim as a security guard for a month in mid-2013. Executive director Yusufi Vali said Rahim didn't regularly pray at the center and didn't volunteer there or serve in any leadership positions.

The FBI and Rhode Island State Police also searched a property in Warwick, R.I. in relation to the Roslindale shooting. Police sealed off a street and later cleared the scene. There were no arrests.

A 17-year-old told the Boston Globe that police had asked him about a neighbor in his mid-20s named Nick. The teen told the paper Nick often wears long robes and prays in his front yard.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/06/03/boston-terror-suspects-plotted-to-behead-police-officers-source-says/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 04, 2015, 09:24:33 AM
Pamela Geller: Jihadists are 'Coming for Everybody'
Thursday, 04 Jun 2015
By Sandy Fitzgerald

Anti-jihadist activist Pamela Geller, the original target of two Boston terror suspects, said Thursday that she's now under "24-hour guard," but that such threats will come against "anybody that speaks critically of Islam," and she plans to keep up her fight.

"I am fine, or as well as can be expected," Geller said in a highly-charged interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo on the network's "New Day" program. "They are coming after me for violating the Sharia, violating the blasphemy laws, and they mean to come after everybody that doesn't abide by, voluntarily, the blasphemy laws under the Islamic law."

But such threats aren't surprising, she told Cuomo.

"We see this as going on across Europe, and even in the Middle East and Africa, in Bangladesh," Geller said. "Hundreds of thousands of Muslims have marched for the death penalty for bloggers, that they be put to death."

Geller was the organizer of an anti-jihad event in Garland, Texas, which was targeted by two Islamic State (ISIS)-motivated men who ended up being killed outside the event.

"It's interesting in Muslim countries under Sharia, there is a death penalty, and in the West, you are not assassinated but your character is assassinated if you criticize Islam," Geller argued with Cuomo. "That's where we are right now."

And while the show host asked her if maybe she has gone too far, she argued that the right of freedom of speech should not warrant violent acts.

"Drawing a cartoon, an innocuous cartoon, warrants chopping my head off?" she asked Cuomo. "That's too far? I just don't understand this.

"They are going to come for you, too, Chris. They are coming for everybody. And the media should be standing with me ... the media should have understood that by kowtowing and submitting to Islamic law — that is what you are doing."

She told Cuomo that media outlets, by not running a cartoon that won a contest held at the Garland event and by saying she goes too far, supports terrorism.

"It's the First Amendment," she told him. "What happened to give me liberty or give me death?"

Cuomo argued back with her that she can show the cartoon, but "people have equal right to criticize you by showing the cartoon."

"We see Jesus blasphemed on South Park, and we see Mother Mary immersed in dung, and nobody says anything about that," retorted Geller, telling Cuomo in response to his comment that those activities are criticized as well, that "villages don't get burned."

"We all don't like our religion mocked, the Roman Catholics don't and the Christians don't, and the show, the 'Book of Mormon' is viciously anti-Christian," Geller said. "Nobody is getting killed. I expect civilized behavior. It's the low expectation of soft bigotry. Why don't you expect the same thing of Muslims?"

But by stepping back, Geller said, even if problems are expected for her actions, "you are submitting. They are saying if you draw a stick figure and say it's Muhammad, we will come and kill you, so you say, OK, we won't draw it. CNN won't show it, and the other major networks [won't]."

Cuomo pointed out he showed the cartoons that led to the attacks earlier this year after the attack in France against the controversial "Charlie Hebdo" publication, but reminded Geller that people attending her events could be exposed to violence "because you are dealing with crazy people."

"They are not crazy, they are devout," she retorted. "They want everybody to live their way. The cartoon is the least of it. It seems like you are throwing a stone at something that doesn't help anything."

Cuomo argued that when he talks about jihadists, "I say they are crazy and you say they are devout. I won't say their names. We call them murderers, and we say about terror what it is, it's cowardice."

She accused him of contradicting himself "against the blasphemy laws, against the Sharia, what programs are being instituted."

"I have a problem with the Sharia, and I have a problem with jihad," she told Cuomo. "I don't care if you worship a stone, just don't stone me with it. You are wrong about the Sharia and jihad. I don't care about Hinduism, but the difference between canon law is it pertains only to Christians ... it's why Christians are being slaughtered in Iraq and Syria en masse. What is the difference between Islamic State and al-Shabaab?"
Editor's Note: Should Obama Have More Control Over Guns? Vote Now.
And those terrorist groups, she insisted, "are following literal Islam and following pure Islam," and told Cuomo that "mainstream Muslims should be standing shoulder-to-shoulder in defense of our freedoms."

The current threats, meanwhile, aren't stopping Geller's plans, and she promised Cuomo that she has "a couple big initiatives coming up."

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Pamela-Geller-Jihadists-boston-terrorism/2015/06/04/id/648669/#ixzz3c6xYcdzA


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 05, 2015, 05:52:41 PM
God bless America. 

Warning graphic: ISIS releases images of Koranic punishment of homosexuals and women
Written by Allen West on January 16, 2015

(http://34stby2ora6b105yxl1yqt7219yg.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/homosexual-300x180.jpg)
Gay man being pushed off a tall building.

You have to wonder what President Obama will say about foreign policy and national security next Tuesday in his State of the Union Address (SOTU). Perhaps he won’t say anything about it all — which may just be a good idea.

It’s clearly evident we have not decimated al-Qaida and they’re certainly not on the run — well, except for running to kill us. And what shall be said of ISIS to the full chamber of the legislative branch?

Certainly not this report from The Daily Beast — not exactly a conservative outlet — which says, “ISIS continues to gain substantial ground in Syria, despite nearly 800 airstrikes in the American-led campaign to break its grip there. At least one-third of the country’s territory is now under ISIS influence, with recent gains in rural areas that can serve as a conduit to major cities that the so-called Islamic State hopes to eventually claim as part of its caliphate.

“Meanwhile, the Islamic extremist group doesn’t appear to have suffered any major ground losses since the strikes began. The result is a net ground gain for ISIS, according to information compiled by two groups with on-the-ground sources. In Syria, ISIS “has not any lost any key terrain,” Jennifer Cafarella, a fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for the Study of War who studies the Syrian conflict, explained to The Daily Beast.”


Now before you get all excited about 800 airstrikes, remember they began in early August, so that means we are looking at 165 days – with the average airstrikes per day coming out to somewhere around 4.8. So much for a vaunted air operation to degrade, defeat and destroy ISIS.

Sadly, we’re not paying attention to this simple battlefield calculus — and I remember the days of Desert Shield/Storm and in Iraq where an air campaign meant hundreds of sorties. That’s how you pummel an enemy.

But clearly that’s not really the objective of our current Commander-in-Chief; it’s just about the facade of doing something with the real intent of doing nothing. If we cannot even bring ourselves to say who the enemy is by simply repeating what the enemy says about themselves — then we are at a loss.

It becomes blindingly obvious that not only are we loathe to define the enemy and its inspiring ideology, we are also reticent in employing our full military might to crush this 7th century cancer that has metastasized in this the 21st century.

Then again, the only force that has been decimated is our own military at the hands of President Obama. All of this I’m quite certain won’t be articulated at the SOTU next week.

http://allenbwest.com/2015/01/warning-graphic-isis-releases-images-koranic-punishment-homosexuals-women/

More from these animals.

Death Plunge: ISIS throws gay men off buildings under guise of Sharia law
By  Perry Chiaramonte
Published June 05, 2015
FoxNews.com

(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/876/493/isis%20execution%203.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
ISIS militants publicly executed three unidentified men by throwing them off the roof a building in Mosul as hundreds gathered to watch.The condemned were held by their feet and dropped head first.

The Islamic State has released a series of horrifying photos showing blindfolded men tossed head-first off a building because, ISIS claimed, they were gay.

In photos obtained by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), ISIS militants are shown publicly executing the unidentified men for violating Sharia law.

A crowd of spectators, including children, was gathered below the 100-foot building in Mosul as the men were held by their ankles and then sent plunging to their deaths. The photos were believed to be recent.

The photos were released by ISIS on Wednesday via social media and in a report by the terror group entitled, “Implementation of the Punishment of Those Who Have Committed Acts of Homosexuality” on the jihadist online forum Shumoukh Al-Islam, according to the research group.

Warning: extremely graphic images

The terror group also recently has employed “flirt squads,” in which militants pose as homosexuals in an attempt to lure gay men out into the open for death by public execution.

“ISIS wants the Muslim world to know that it is executing gays because it displays their credentials as enforcers of Sharia law,” Ryan Mauro, a national security analyst for The Clarion Project told FoxNews.com. “There is widespread anti-homosexual sentiment in the Muslim world because of the belief that Sharia requires the execution of gays. Homosexuals are often not only seen as harming themselves but as dire threats to society as a whole.”

The extremist group’s hatred of gays has been widely known, with reports of public executions coming as early as last December.

In recent months, ISIS has publicly executed men accused of homosexuality in both Iraq and Syria by not only throwing them off tall buildings, but by burning them alive or stoning them to death. The accused are often shot if they happen to survive the brutal methods, according to MEMRI.

“You won't see a significant backlash to ISIS' crimes because there is no gay rights movement in the Muslim world and the gay rights advocates in the West are usually silent when it comes to persecution overseas,” Mauro said. “From ISIS' perspective, they only stand to gain from executing gays and telling the world about it.”

Horrified activists in Syria have said in recent reports that ISIS fighters have taken their intolerance to a new low. Photos on social media show the doomed, blindfolded men being hugged just before they are executed.

"ISIS has never forgiven one person," Abu Mohammed Hussam, of the activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said to FoxNews.com in May. “They kill people and then say... God will forgive. They hug the men to show the people who are watching that ISIS is not at fault."

In addition to homosexuality, ISIS considers several so-called offenses punishable by execution including blasphemy and consorting with the enemy. The Islamic State also publicly stoned a woman to death after she was accused of adultery.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/06/05/death-fall-isis-continues-to-throw-gay-men-off-buildings-under-guise-sharia-law/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 10, 2015, 12:07:29 PM
U.S. considers whether ISIS wives playing key role in operations
By Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent
Wed June 10, 2015

Washington (CNN)—The U.S. is now looking at the possibility that wives of ISIS figures may play a greater role in operations and communications than previously thought because the terror group believes U.S. intelligence pays less attention to them.

Last month, an Army Delta Force raid in eastern Syria killed Abu Sayyaf, a senior ISIS leader involved in finance and other operations, and also led to the capture of his wife. The raid yielded significant intelligence that U.S. officials said adds to their understanding of ISIS's structure and communications.

Several officials cautioned, however, that all of the intelligence gathered and information gained from the interrogation of the captured wife must be vetted and confirmed.

As CNN has previously reported, a U.S. official said the raid netted terabytes worth of data in external hard drives and hard copy, a higher volume than had originally been anticipated. The U.S. is reviewing it all to determine if it leads to anything that can be acted upon.

The raid also provided details on ISIS's oil business. The official confirmed to CNN that the U.S. now believes about half of ISIS oil revenues are allocated for their military and battlefield operations, as first reported in The New York Times.

The rest is used to pay oil workers and support production facilities that are routinely targeted by coalition airstrikes. The official said the U.S. cannot be certain whether some of the ISIS oil workers are really part of the organization or are intimidated into working for it.

Abu Sayyaf was a key senior ISIS operative in the organization's oil business and kept significant records about those operations.

The first official said that computers, hard drives, cellphones and other material seized have confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who heads ISIS, had been in direct contact with Abu Sayyaf in the past, but the official could not say how the contact or communication occurred.

CNN has learned that over the last several months, the U.S. has had intelligence indicating possible locations for Baghdadi. Because the intelligence was either too late, too vague and incomplete, or unverifiable, the U.S. has not been able to launch airstrikes or special operations raids with the mission of targeting Baghdadi, a senior U.S. official told CNN.

The problem has been the lack of real-time intelligence either from operatives on the ground, from overhead aircraft or from satellites that can verify information to the point a raid can be planned.

U.S. intel: Raid target was ISIS 'CFO' 01:17

Baghdadi, the U.S. believes, now stays in populated areas, knowing that the U.S. will not strike when there is a risk of civilian casualties. The official noted that the ISIS leader is extremely cautious about any possibility his movements can be traced by use of cellphone or electronic monitoring by the U.S.

"He is very smart; he knows we are watching," the official said.

The U.S. still strongly believes Baghdadi is alive, if for no other reason than there was a recent recording of his voice and there is no intelligence indicating he has been injured or died.

Previously, a U.S. official confirmed to CNN that several buildings in Raqqa, Syria, have been identified as potential sites where senior ISIS operatives may have been at various points in time, but the buildings cannot be struck by coalition warplanes because of the ongoing presence of civilians in the immediate vicinity. It is not known if ISIS has ordered civilians into the area in order to keep the area from being struck. Officials have not said if they believe the ISIS leader has ever been at those sites.

Much of the initial intelligence about Abu Sayyaf and his wife came to the U.S. from a woman from the region who escaped from the Sayyafs' last year and told U.S. forces in Iraq what she knew about them.

As CNN has also reported, the U.S. then began monitoring the Sayyafs' home in eastern Syria in March using satellites and electronic eavesdropping to establish a visual and electronic "pattern of life" for the couple before moving with the raid in May.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/08/politics/isis-wives-us-raid-abu-sayyaf/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 26, 2015, 03:39:54 PM
Day of terror: Islamist attacks around world follow ISIS' Ramadan message
Published June 26, 2015
FoxNews.com

Terrorists gunned down dozens of tourists on a Tunisian beach, left a severed head atop a fence outside a French factory and blew up a Kuwaiti mosque Friday in a bloody wave of attacks that followed an ISIS leader’s call to make the month of Ramadan a time of "calamity for the infidels."

There was no confirmation that the attacks were a coordinated effort ordered by ISIS, but the suspects who attacked a U.S.-owned gas factory in southeastern France left the terrorist army's flags next to the severed head of their victim, and an ISIS affiliate claimed responsibility for the deadly Kuwait blast.

If the attacks were indeed an answer to ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani's recent call for savagery, it would represent a hideous perversion of Islam's most holy period, which began June 17 and ends July 17.

“While we’re still working to determine whether the attacks were coordinated or directed by ISIL (Islamic State), they bear the hallmarks that have defined ISIL’s violent ideology or those inspired by such hatred. There is no doubt that ISIL poses a continuing threat, and we remain concerned about its ability to direct or inspire attacks beyond Iraq and Syria,” A U.S. official told Fox News Friday.

"The attack was of a terrorist nature since a body was discovered, decapitated and with inscriptions."

- French President Francois Hollande
Jihadists should make Ramadan a time of "calamity for the infidels ... Shi'ites and apostate Muslims," Al-Adnani said in a recent audio message. "Muslims everywhere, we congratulate you over the arrival of the holy month. Be keen to conquer in this holy month and to become exposed to martyrdom."

The attack in France occurred first, Friday morning in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, northwest of the Alpine city of Grenoble. Two suspects dressed as deliverymen crashed a car into an industrial gas plant operated by Allentown, Pa.,-based Air Products & Chemicals, stormed inside and killed at least one person. The head of the victim was left on a fence, with Arabic phrases scrawled on it and ISIS flags nearby, Sky News reported, citing French legal sources.

The unnamed victim was a businessman at a local transportation company and the boss of a man arrested in connection with the attack.   

Nearly simultaneously, a gunman opened fire with an automatic rifle on a beach in Sousse-- a Tunisian coastal town popular with tourists-- killing at least 37 and wounding 36. The Health Ministry said the dead include Tunisians, Brits, Germans and Belgians.

A third attack killed at least 25 and wounded more than 200 in a Shia mosque in Kuwait City, the  Ministry of Interior said. A suicide bomber purportedly from ISIS affiliate Najd Province targeted Shiite worshippers after midday prayers at the Imam Sadiq Mosque in the residential neighborhood of al-Sawabir in Kuwait's capital, Kuwait City. It was the first terrorist attack in Kuwait in more than two decades.

ISIS is comprised of Sunni Muslims, and its members have a long and bloody history with Shia Muslims, as evidenced by Al-Adnani's call. The attack came immediately following Friday prayers. There was no claim of responsibility, but ISIS has claimed responsibility for bombings at two different Shiite mosques in Saudi Arabia in recent weeks.

French officials wasted no time labeling Friday's attack an act of terrorism.

"The attack was of a terrorist nature since a body was discovered, decapitated and with inscriptions," French President Francois Hollande told a news conference in Brussels, where he cut short his attendance at an EU summit to return to France.

Hollande and his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi expressed “solidarity in the face of terrorism,” according to a statement by Hollande’s office, France24.com reported.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said at least one man--a 30-year-old extremist known to authorities named Yassin Sahli-- was under arrest following the France attack. The suspect from Lyon was seized by an alert firefighter.

Other people, including the man's wife, were also taken into custody after the attack, A second suspect arrested at his home in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier was reportedly seen driving back and forth past the factory before the attack, the Dauphine Libere newspaper reported. A manhunt is underway for any other suspects involved.

Minister Cazeneuve, speaking from the scene, described the attack as "barbarous" and a "terrible terrorist crime." He said the suspect had been known to foreign intelligence services since 2006, but that police monitoring of him had ceased in 2008. The man did not have a criminal record, the minister added.

French authorities told Fox News that approximately 10 people were injured.

The factory is operated by Air Products & Chemicals, an Allentown, Pa.,-based company that makes industrial gases.

"Our priority at this stage is to take care of our employees, who have been evacuated from the site and all accounted for," the company said in a statement. "Our crisis and emergency response teams have been activated and are working closely with all relevant authorities."

A local official confirmed the nation is on high alert.

"The terrorism threat is at a maximum," Alain Juppe, mayor of Bordeaux, told Fox News.

The United Nations, the U.S and other countries condemned Friday’s attacks. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said those "responsible for such appalling acts of violence must be swiftly brought to justice" and Interpol offered its help to all three nations.

In Washington, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said it was too soon to tell whether the three attacks were the work of Islamic State extremists but added "we unequivocally condemn these terrorist attacks.

Terrorism analysts said the attacks could be so-called “lone wolves” answering the call to attack ISIS enemies during the holy period.

“It is very likely that ISIS' supporters acted due to the call for attacks during Ramadan,” said Ryan Mauro, of the New York-based terrorism research institute Clarion Project. “It is appealing to ISIS supporters on a personal level because it gives their attacks some more religious significance.”

"Terrorists could look to the attacks, recent ISIL leadership statements, or other markers—such as last year’s declaration of its so-called caliphate—to spur additional violence,” the U.S. official said. 

France's anti-terrorism prosecutor has opened an investigation into the incident. The country went on high alert after a series of attacks in January that left 20 people dead in and around Paris region, including the Islamic terrorists. In the Jan. 7 attack at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, two radical Muslim brothers, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, heavily armed and incensed over the publishing of caricatures of Muhammad, stormed the magazine's offices and killed 12, including staffers and a police officer.

Authorities hunted down the Kouachi brothers for three days, until finally cornering them in a Paris printing house and killing them in a shootout. As police searched for the brothers’, a friend and fellow home grown Islamic terrorist Amedy Coulibaly, took at least 15 people hostage at a kosher supermarket in Paris. After a long standoff,  police stormed the market, killing him. Four hostages were also killed in the incident.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar when Muslims celebrate the Koran. They also often fast-- primarily from eating and drinking-- from sunrise to sunset every day of the month to teach empathy for those who have less. Fasting and reading the Koran during Ramadan should encourage charity, kindness and social justice, especially to the needy and poor.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/06/26/man-beheaded-in-apparent-terror-attack-at-factory-in-france-local-media-say/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 30, 2015, 01:13:51 PM
Bulletin Warns of Heightened Threat of ISIS Attack on July 4th
Jun 29, 2015
By PIERRE THOMAS and JACK DATE

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued a joint bulletin alerting authorities to the “heightened threat of attack by ISIL and its supporters” ahead of the Fourth of July holiday and this summer in general.

The bulletin, issued Friday, is titled “Holiday Celebrations Remain Attractive Target” and was sent to 18,000 law enforcement agencies around the country.

The document warns that that Independence Day celebrations and any activity which appears to defame the prophet Mohammed will “likely result in threats or plans to conduct violent extremist acts.”

ISIS Threat at Home: FBI Warns US Military About Social Media Vulnerabilities
FBI, DHS and National Counterterrorism Center officials "remain concerned about the difficulty in detecting violent extremists—especially lone offenders given the individualized nature of radicalization to violence,” the document states.

Syrian based ISIS members have been pressing through social media for adherents to carry out attacks wherever they are. The bulletin warns that attacks by “U.S. based ISIL supporters could happen with little to no warning.”

The document also cautions the U.S. government and military personnel to be mindful of their social media presence and any personal postings which could “attract violent extremists’ attention."

The bulletin comes after an attack by an ISIS supporter on a resort last Friday in Tunisia left 38 dead, many of them European tourists.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/bulletin-warns-heightened-threat-isis-attack-july-4th/story?id=32102380


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on July 01, 2015, 11:22:43 AM
Barbaric.

ISIS ‘CELEBRATES’ SCOTUS DECISION BY TOSSING 4 ACCUSED GAY MEN OFF ROOF
(http://media.breitbart.com/media/2015/03/isis-gay-execution-640x480.jpg)
isis-gay-execution
by MICHAEL LUCCHESE30 Jun 20154633

The jihadist terror group Islamic State responded to the Supreme Court’s recent decision on gay marriage by killing accused gay men by pushing them off a roof.

Released on the same day as the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing homosexual marriage across all 50 states, the video shows ISIS militants pushing several men off a high roof to their deaths.

The official Twitter account of human rights watchdog group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, using the “Love Wins” hashtag, tweeted that four gay men were pushed to their deaths to “celebrate” the ruling.

The tweet also included photos of the execution, including one particularly graphic photo. Reader discretion is advised.

Some reports said that during the execution, ISIS supporters ironically used the “Love Wins” hashtag to mock gay rights advocates in the United States.

ISIS reportedly uses “flirting squads” to entrap gay men and then executes those it discovers.

This is not the first time ISIS has killed men suspected of being gay in such a way. Back in January, ISIS went on an execution spree, crucifying 17 men, stoning several young women, and flinging allegedly gay men to their deaths from high roofs.

During the January spree, ISIS tweeted pictures of the men falling to their deaths, and the large crowds watching from below.

Earlier this month, ISIS executed another allegedly gay man after dangling him by his feet from a great height for a period of time.

“ISIS has never forgiven one person. They kill people and then say… God will forgive. They hug the men to show the people who are watching that ISIS is not at fault,” anti-ISIS activist Abu Mohammed Hussam said in reaction to earlier executions of homosexuals.

ISIS has laws which require execution or other violent punishments for offenses many in the United States would see as either minor or simply private choices. Adultery, homosexuality, even cigarette smoking are considered major crimes by ISIS.

“Every smoker should be aware that with every cigarette he smokes in a state of trance and vanity is disobeying God,” the so-called Islamic State Preaching Office said.

ISIS scholars argue that harsh punishments such as the ones they have been enforcing are a necessary deterrent to what they characterize as sinful behavior.

“In reality, Jihad is a heavy responsibility and requires toughness,” one ISIS-affiliated radical cleric said.

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/06/30/isis-celebrates-scotus-decision-by-tossing-4-accused-gay-men-off-roof/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on July 01, 2015, 02:10:02 PM
74 children executed by ISIS for 'crimes' that include refusal to fast, report says
By Malia Zimmerman
Published July 01, 2015
FoxNews.com

(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/U.S./876/493/isisexecutions.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
The terrorist group executes men, women and children it finds guilty of offenses against Islam. (Reuters)

The blood-soaked executioners of ISIS have spared neither women nor children since the jihadist army established its caliphate a year ago, putting an estimated 74 kids and even more women to death for such offenses as practicing “magic” and refusing to fast during Ramadan.

A total of 3,027 people have been executed by ISIS since it declared itself a state under strict Islamic law in Syria and Iraq last June, according to a new report by the UK-based group, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

"Many of the charges against those executed are recorded as blasphemy and spying, but others include sorcery, sodomy, practicing as a Shia Muslim," the report states.

"Many of the charges against those executed are recorded as blasphemy and spying, but others include sorcery, sodomy, practicing as a Shia Muslim."

- New report on ISIS brutality
Just this week, two children whose ages were not known were crucified in the Mayadin, Deir Ezzor province in eastern Syria after ISIS accused them of not properly fasting during Ramadan. The children’s bodies, put on public display on crossbars, each bore a sign explaining their violation during the holy month for Muslims that runs June 17 to July 17. With each execution justified by ISIS' medieval interpretation of the Koran, the group is attempting to portray itself as the true practitioners of Islam, say experts.

“Underlying all these executions is the apocalypse ideology of the final battle between the believers and the unbelievers,” said Jasmine Opperman, the director of Southern Africa Operations at the Terrorism, Research & Analysis Consortium. “ISIS is using executions to show its followers -- and would-be followers -- that the group is the only true representative of believers, not only in word, but action, which is why executions are featured so prominently.”

Other children died fighting for their lives.

“The violent Islamist group appears to demonstrate a particular interest in children, releasing videos of children fighting in cages and undertaking military training,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights group said. “The report also details moves undertaken by the group to entice children to join, which include setting up offices called "cubs of the caliphate" that recruit children to fight for ISIS.”

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child released a report in February, documenting the many horrors ISIS has imposed on children who are Kurdish, Yazidi, Christian and even Muslim. Children – even those who are mentally challenged – are being tortured, crucified, buried alive, used as suicide bombers and sold as sex slaves, the report said.

“ISIS is hoping to spur current supporters around the world who are dormant, of which there are millions, into joining their caliphate by advertising acts like these, of which there are millions,” said Ryan Mauro, national security analyst for the Clarion Project, a nonprofit organization that educates the public about the threat of Islamic extremism. “They know that they can greatly increase their numbers by appealing to current radicals rather than the broader masses.”

Women are not spared the cruel brutality of ISIS, either.

The Syrian Observatory found that the terror group carried out more executions this week, murdering two married couples by beheading them publicly with a sword for “sorcery.”

“The Islamic State group executed two women by beheading them in Deir Ezzor province, and this is the first time the Observatory has documented women being killed by the group in this manner,” Rami Abdel Rahman, of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told the Daily Mail.

Other citizens suspected of practicing black magic or sorcery also have been killed, the organization reports, including a magician beheaded in recent weeks in the Iraqi province of Salahuddin.

“The practicing of anything that is not approved by Islamic State under their very strict interpretation of Islam is ‘Haram’ or forbidden,” said Veryan Khan, editorial director for the Florida-based Terrorism, Research & Analysis Consortium. “If the Islamic State thinks that sorcery is real, then black magic would be a threat to them and seen as a danger.”

ISIS stepped up its killing spree this week as it celebrated both Ramadan and its one-year anniversary as a caliphate in Iraq and Syria with three straight days of ruthless public punishments and executions. On June 30, 11 workers from al-Miadin endured live crucifixion and were forced to wear signs saying "70 lashes and to be crucified for 1 day for breaking the fast in Ramadan."

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the most recent killing spree is less than a week, after ISIS released a video of 15 men executed in three terrible ways: Drowned in cages, having their head blown off with explosives and burning them alive in a car hit with a rocket launcher.

Last Friday, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the death of 38 people in Tunisia who were gunned down, and another 27 people who died after a bomb rocked a Shia mosque in Kuwait.

“Islamic State executions are not merely retribution by the state for behavior seen as illegal,” said Khan, noting executions by the Islamic State include everything from burning alive victims, firing squads, beatings and beheadings, to drowning, explosions, and throwing people off of buildings. “The Islamic State uses executions to intimidate and dominate the local population, for diplomatic communiqués to world leaders, for recruitment purposes and to demonstrate the organization is in complete control.”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/07/01/isis-executioners-spare-no-one-killing-74-children-for-crimes-including-not/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on August 17, 2015, 01:48:06 PM
Islamic State leader reportedly raped American hostage
Published August 15, 2015
Associated Press

WASHINGTON –  American hostage Kayla Mueller was repeatedly forced to have sex with Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, U.S. intelligence officials told her family in June.

"They told us that he married her, and we all understand what that means," Carl Mueller, Kayla's father, told The Associated Press on Friday, which would have been his daughter's 27th birthday. Her death was reported in February.

Her mother, Marsha Mueller, added, "Kayla did not marry this man. He took her to his room and he abused her and she came back crying."

The news is but the latest in a litany of horrors perpetrated by the Islamic State group, which has beheaded, burned and crucified male captives while passing around women as sex slaves.

Mueller was held for a time by Islamic State financier Abu Sayyaf and his wife, known as Umm Sayyaf. Al-Baghdadi took Mueller as a "wife," repeatedly raping her when he visited, according to a Yazidi teenager who was held with Mueller and escaped in October 2014.

The 14-year-old made her way to Iraqi Kurdistan, where she talked to U.S. commandos in November 2014. Intelligence agencies corroborated her account and American officials passed it on to her parents in June.

"Kayla did not marry this man. He took her to his room and he abused her and she came back crying"

- Marsha Mueller, Kayla's mom
Umm Sayyaf confirmed that al-Baghdadi had "owned" Kayla during Umm Sayyaf's lengthy American interrogation in Iraq, the Muellers said they were told by American officials.

A U.S. official confirmed their account, first reported by London's Independent newspaper. The official was not authorized to be quoted by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Abu Sayyaf was killed in a Delta Force raid of his Syrian compound in June, which resulted in a treasure trove of intelligence about the Islamic State group.

Umm Sayyaf has been turned over to the Iraqi Kurds for trial. The Muellers have been told that justice will be served in her case, said a family spokeswoman, Emily Lenzner.

Mueller was held with three other women, all Yazidis, the Muellers were told. All were sexually abused. When al-Baghdadi visited, he would take Mueller to his room, the witness told American officials. She would tell her fellow captives — sometimes tearfully — what had happened.

"Kayla tried to protect these young girls," her mother said. "She was like a mother figure to them."

When the teenaged Yazidi girl escaped with her sister, she asked Mueller to accompany her, the parents were told, but Kayla refused, worrying that her obvious Western appearance would lead to their capture.

By the time the Yadizi escapee reported the situation to Delta Force commandos in Iraq, Kayla had been moved, her parents were told.

U.S. intelligence officials found information on Sayyaf's computer indicating that Mueller, who spoke some Arabic, had been searching for information about fertility to help Umm Sayyaf, who was trying to get pregnant, according to two U.S. officials who refused to be quoted because the information is classified.

Mueller, from Prescott, Arizona, was taken hostage with her boyfriend, Omar Alkhani, in August 2013 after leaving a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Aleppo, Syria, where he had been hired to fix the Internet service for the hospital.

Mueller had begged him to let her tag along because she wanted to do relief work in the war-ravaged country.

Alkhani was released after two months, having been beaten.

The Islamic State group claimed Mueller was killed in a Jordanian air strike near Raqqah, the group's self-declared capital in Syria. U.S. officials confirmed the death but not the circumstances.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/08/15/islamic-state-leader-reportedly-raped-american-hostage/?intcmp=hplnws


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 01, 2015, 10:10:15 AM
 :-\

Dick Cheney warns of potential 9/11 with 'much deadlier weapons'
By Jeremy Diamond, CNN
Mon August 31, 2015

Washington (CNN) Former Vice President Dick Cheney believes there could be "another 9/11 style attack with much deadlier weapons" in the future and said ISIS is "extraordinarily dangerous" to U.S. homeland security.

More than a decade after helping to lead the U.S. into war in Iraq, Cheney blamed President Barack Obama for the spread of ISIS and said in an interview with CNN that he is worried terrorists could use "chemicals or biological agents or nuclear weapons."

"Remember, the weapon they used on 9/11, airline tickets and box cutters. That's -- was a difficult, terrible day for us, 3,000 casualties. It'll be a lot worse if they find deadlier weapons," Cheney told CNN's Jamie Gangel.

Cheney insisted that Iraq "was in good shape" when he and President George W. Bush left office in 2009 thanks to the surge and said Obama's administration "failed to follow through."

"They withdrew as quickly as possible and left no stay-behind force there. They created a vacuum. And the vacuum was filled by ISIS," Cheney said.

Cheney pointed to ISIS's ability to recruit people living in the United States to go fight in Syria and Iraq and the danger that those recruits to return to the U.S. particularly concern him.

"I think ISIS is very dangerous indeed," Cheney said. "Especially if you think about the prospects of nuclear weapons being developed in the Middle East.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/31/politics/dick-cheney-terrorism-threat-isis/index.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 23, 2015, 01:32:59 PM
Politics over national security. 

Saudi Held at Guantánamo Is Repatriated, Reducing Number of Detainees to 114
By CHARLIE SAVAGE
SEPT. 22, 2015

(http://static01.nyt.com/images/2015/09/23/us/23gitmo/23gitmo-master180.jpg)
Abdul Rahman Shalabi
Credit Department of Defense 

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that it had repatriated a Guantánamo Bay detainee who intelligence analysts had concluded was probably once a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden. The United States held the man as a wartime prisoner for more than 13 years, government files show.

The former detainee, Abdul Rahman Shalabi, 39, is from Saudi Arabia, and he was one of 32 Middle Eastern men who were captured by the Pakistani military along the Afghanistan border in December 2001 and turned over to the United States. He was among the first batch of detainees taken to the prison when it opened at the American naval station in Cuba on Jan. 11, 2002.

Mr. Shalabi’s departure reduced the remaining detainee population at the prison to 114 men, of whom 52 are recommended for transfer if security conditions can be met in the receiving country. President Obama still wants to close the prison before he leaves office in 16 months.

Detainees talk through layers of fences in an outdoor recreation area of Camp Vi at Joint Task Force Guantánamo in 2014. A Moroccan national, imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay for more than 13 years without trial, was repatriated.

A leaked military dossier, citing statements other detainees made to interrogators, said Al Qaeda might have considered Mr. Shalabi for participation in a suicide attack 15 years ago. He denied involvement with Al Qaeda and said he was a religious teacher.

Although a six-agency task force decided in 2009 that Mr. Shalabi was too dangerous to release, a parolelike panel called the Periodic Review Board, consisting of representatives from the same six agencies, decided in June that he could now be safely repatriated to Saudi Arabia.

In a statement explaining its reasoning, the board said Mr. Shalabi had “terrorist-related activities and connections” in the past, but said it was confident that the Saudi government’s rehabilitation program and its ability to monitor former detainees would mitigate the risks. The board also cited the fact that Mr. Shalabi’s nephew, who was repatriated from Guantánamo in President George W. Bush’s second term and went through the Saudi rehabilitation program, has apparently lived quietly ever since.

“The board also considered the detainee’s well-established family, their willingness and ability to support him upon his return, and their prior success in assisting with the rehabilitation and reintegration of a former Guantánamo detainee,” the review panel said.

Mr. Shalabi appeared before the board at a hearing in April. He asked that his statements not be made public. But a lawyer helping to represent him, Julia Tarver-Mason Wood, told the board that he just wanted “to settle down, get married and have a family of his own, and put the past behind him.”

The Obama administration’s efforts to close the prison have come in fits and starts, in part because of transfer restrictions imposed by Congress. They require the secretary of defense to tell Congress that he is personally satisfied that the risks of transferring any particular prisoner have been substantially mitigated.

The secretary of defense, Ashton B. Carter, who took office in February, was initially slow to sign off on proposed transfers, leading to a cabinet-level meeting in July at which the National Security Council asked him to make decisions more quickly, according to officials familiar with the deliberations. Mr. Carter permitted the repatriation of a Moroccan detainee last week.

Most of the remaining detainees on the transfer list are from Yemen, which is in chaos, and the United States is trying to find more stable countries to resettle them. For the 62 detainees not on the transfer list, Mr. Obama’s plan to close Guantánamo calls for moving them to a different prison, on American soil. But a statute currently bans relocating the wartime prison inside the United States.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/23/us/politics/us-repatriates-a-saudi-detainee-from-guantanamo.html?referrer=&_r=2


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on October 06, 2015, 04:06:50 PM
The JV Team strikes again.   :-\

Report: ISIS Tortures, Crucifies Christian Boy, Rape Women in Syria

(http://www.newsmax.com/CMSPages/GetFile.aspx?guid=365bbc8c-71fe-4580-b5bf-73a9e06578c7&SiteName=Newsmax&maxsidesize=600)
Image: Report: ISIS Tortures, Crucifies Christian Boy, Rape Women in Syria  (Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) 
By Greg Richter   
Tuesday, 06 Oct 2015

Islamic State (ISIS) militants cut off the fingertips of a 12-year-old boy while his Christian pastor father watched and was told the torture would stop if the father renounced Christianity and returned to Islam, according to a report by the website Christian Aid Mission.

The father refused, and both father and son, along with two aides in their 20s were beheaded and crucified. The incident reportedly occurred a month ago in an undisclosed village near Aleppo.

The group was part of a group of aid workers who decided to stay in the region to proclaim the gospel even after being warned to leave by the minister who trained them.

"I asked them to leave, but I gave them the freedom to choose," the ministry director, who was not named, told the website. "As their leader, I should have insisted that they leave."

The Christian workers were captured on August 7, according to their family members, who fled as the militants approached the village.

On August 28, the 41-year-old father and the two aides were asked if they had converted to Christianity from Islam. When they said they had, they were offered the chance to convert back to Islam, but refused.

They were then brutalized, beheaded along with the boy and hung on crosses for two days.

Eight other members of the same ministry team were also captured on August 28 in a nearby village. When they refused to renounce their faith, they too were brutalized and killed. The two women, aged 29 and 33 were raped as a crowd looked on.

The women reportedly prayed during their ordeal, which caused the militants to beat them harder. All eight of the workers knelt and prayed as they were beheaded, the website reported.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/report-isis-tortures-christians/2015/10/06/id/694985/#ixzz3npdlX0f1


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Irongrip400 on October 06, 2015, 05:53:56 PM
Islam I believe has some thing about lying to infidels and how it's okay. How do these Christians not think the same way? I'd say yes and save mine and my families lives.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on October 07, 2015, 09:48:56 AM
Smugglers Tried to Sell Nuclear Material to ISIS: AP Investigation
by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHISINAU, Moldova — In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned.

The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from ISIS.

An FBI official confirmed to NBC News that U.S. agents were involved in the most recent sting operation in Moldova. However, the official emphasized that there was no known ISIS connection. An undercover informant, working with Moldovan police, claimed that he was an ISIS representative.

"But that was totally made up," the official said.

"IT'S ESPECIALLY TERRIFYING TO HAVE REAL SMUGGLERS OF NUCLEAR BOMB MATERIAL APPARENTLY MAKING CONNECTIONS WITH REAL BUYERS"
Criminal organizations, some with ties to the Russian KGB's successor agency, are driving a thriving black market in nuclear materials in the tiny and impoverished Eastern European country of Moldova, investigators say. The successful busts, however, were undercut by striking shortcomings: Kingpins got away, and those arrested evaded long prison sentences, sometimes quickly returning to nuclear smuggling, AP found.

Moldovan police and judicial authorities shared investigative case files with the AP in an effort to spotlight how dangerous the nuclear black market has become. They say the breakdown in cooperation between Russia and the West means that it has become much harder to know whether smugglers are finding ways to move parts of Russia's vast store of radioactive materials — an unknown quantity of which has leached into the black market.

"We can expect more of these cases," said Constantin Malic, a Moldovan police officer who investigated all four cases. "As long as the smugglers think they can make big money without getting caught, they will keep doing it."

In wiretaps, videotaped arrests, photographs of bomb-grade material, documents and interviews, AP found a troubling vulnerability in the anti-smuggling strategy. From the first known Moldovan case in 2010 to the most recent one in February, a pattern has emerged: Authorities pounce on suspects in the early stages of a deal, giving the ringleaders a chance to escape with their nuclear contraband — an indication that the threat from the nuclear black market in the Balkans is far from under control.

Moldovan investigators can't be sure that the suspects who fled didn't hold on to the bulk of the nuclear materials. Nor do they know whether the groups, which are pursuing buyers who are enemies of the West, may have succeeded in selling deadly nuclear material to extremists at a time when ISIS has made clear its ambition to use weapons of mass destruction.

The cases involve secret meetings in a high-end nightclub; blueprints for dirty bombs; and a nerve-shattered undercover investigator who slammed vodka shots before heading into meetings with smugglers. Informants and a police officer posing as a connected gangster — complete with a Mercedes Benz provided by the FBI — penetrated the smuggling gangs. The police used a combination of old-fashioned undercover tactics and high-tech gear, from radiation detectors to clothing threaded with recording devices.

The Moldovan operations were built on a partnership between the FBI and a small team of Moldovan investigators — including Malic, who over five years went from near total ignorance of the frightening black market in his backyard to wrapping up four sting operations.

"In the age of [ISIS], it's especially terrifying to have real smugglers of nuclear bomb material apparently making connections with real buyers," says Matthew Bunn, a Harvard professor who led a secret study for the Clinton administration on the security of Russia's nuclear arsenal.

The Moldovan investigators were well aware of the lethal consequences of just one slip-up. Posing as a representative's buyer, Malic was so terrified before meetings that he gulped shots of vodka to steel his nerves. Other cases contained elements of farce: In the cesium deal, an informant held a high-stakes meeting with a seller at an elite dance club filled with young people nibbling on sushi.

In the case of the cesium, investigators said the one vial they ultimately recovered was a less radioactive form of cesium than the smugglers originally had advertised, and not suitable for making a dirty bomb.

The most serious case began in the spring of 2011, with the investigation of a group led by a shadowy Russian named Alexandr Agheenco, "the colonel" to his cohorts, whom Moldovan authorities believe to be an officer with the Russian FSB, previously known as the KGB. A middle man working for the colonel was recorded arranging the sale of bomb-grade uranium, U-235, and blueprints for a dirty bomb to a man from Sudan, according to several officials. The blueprints were discovered in a raid of the middleman's home, according to police and court documents.

Wiretapped conversations repeatedly exposed plots that targeted the United States, the Moldovan officials said. At one point the middleman told an informant posing as a buyer that it was essential that the smuggled uranium go to Arabs.

"He said to the informant on a wire: 'I really want an Islamic buyer because they will bomb the Americans,'" said Malic, the investigator.

As in the other cases, investigators arrested mostly mid-level players after an early exchange of cash and samples of radioactive goods.

The ringleader, the colonel, got away. Police cannot determine whether he had more nuclear material. His partner, who wanted to "annihilate America," is out of prison.

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-terror/smugglers-tried-sell-nuclear-material-isis-ap-investigation-n439851


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on October 09, 2015, 02:33:44 PM
ISIS Overtakes Al Qaeda as Leader of Violent Extremist Movement
Oct 08, 2015 // 7:45pm   

As seen on On the Record with Greta Van Susteren 

ISIS has overtaken Al Qaeda as the leader of the global violent extremist movement and has access to a large pool of potential recruits in Western countries, according to U.S. national counter-terrorism center chief Nick Rasmussen.

Catherine Herridge reported on "On The Record" that ISIS has surpassed Al Qaeda because it has been able to seize territory in Syria and Iraq and hold it.

Herridge said that ISIS is telling potential recruits to come to the Middle East and join the caliphate, or stay in their home country and target military members or law enforcement officers.

She added that Rasmussen also testified at a hearing Thursday that the threat of radical Islamic terror is more diverse, more widespread and involves more individuals globally than they've seen at any time in the past 14 years.

Watch more above.

http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/10/08/isis-overtakes-al-qaeda-global-violent-extremist-leader


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on October 22, 2015, 06:05:12 PM
ISIS graduates its first class of junior jihadists in shocking photos
news.com.au
Published October 22, 2015
(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/U.S./876/493/35e7a0b6cfa1bf6bd222a5e01396bc2e-1.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
New photos released by the Islamic State this week has underlined a scary fact: that the terrorist group is churning out scores of junior jihadists thanks to intensive training camps.

The images uncovered by Vocative reportedly show the extremist group’s first graduating class of soldiers at its Afghanistan training camp, highlighting that the group’s ambitions extend far beyond the Middle East and have moved into the increasingly unstable country.

About 24 armed men were photographed doing various drills and exercises, including those with what appears to be anti-aircraft machineguns.

In January, Islamic State stated that it intended to expand its reach into Afghanistan and has since made its presence felt. In April it claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed at least 35 people in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province.

While nowhere near as powerful as the Taliban, Islamic State’s push into the region is concerning for US and NATO forces.

There are fears it may also spark brutal competition with the Taliban, further destabilizing the region and complicating efforts to end a 14-year war, which has now become America’s longest conflict.

US President Barack Obama promised to end America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but announced last week that he would delay the US pullout from Afghanistan. He originally planned to withdraw all but a small US force before leaving office in January 2017, but will instead keep the current force of 9,800 through most of 2016.

His decision follows the brief takeover of the strategic northern city of Kunduz by the Taliban last month, which underscored concerns about the capabilities of Afghanistan’s security forces.

Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told AP that Afghanistan was facing “security problems” in at least nine districts, without elaborating.

This week a A US F-16 was struck by enemy fire in eastern Afghanistan in a rare instance of an advanced fighter jet coming under a Taliban-claimed attack.

The attack took place in the Sayid Karam district of eastern Paktia province, much of which is under control of the Taliban.

The multi-million dollar jet sustained significant damage, forcing it to jettison its fuel tanks and munitions before returning to base, officials told AFP.

The Taliban have shot down several military helicopters using small-arms fire, but never an F-16 — an advanced jet capable of supersonic speeds and reaching heights of 50,000 feet, which have been deployed in Afghanistan since the beginning of the US-led military in 2001.

The Afghan government is also facing opposition in the remote northwestern regions of the country, and is turning to a notorious former war lord to help it regain the territory.

Warlords such as First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum are assuming a larger role in the battle against the Taliban as troops have struggled to take on the insurgents without the aid of U.S. and NATO combat troops.

Dostum has no formal position in the military, but has a “bodyguard” of 640 men.

Dostum’s spokesman, Sultan Faizy, said he would assess the situation in Ghormach district, in the Faryab province, and submit recommendations to President Ashraf Ghani and the National Security Council. He will then implement their decision, only leading men into battle with their permission, the spokesman said.

Dostum, a prominent mujahedeen commander who fought the Soviets in the 1980s and took part in the civil war that erupted after their withdrawal, is expected to lead a combined force of army, police and his own militiamen. Government reinforcements are already being dispatched to Faryab.

If he gets the green light from Ghani and the NSC, it will be Dostum’s second time this year leading men into Faryab to take on the Taliban.

In August he donned full military uniform and joined troops in pushing the Taliban out of districts around the provincial capital Maymana.

Acting Defence Minister Masoom Stankzai has denied the government is falling back on private militias. In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, he said Dostum and others are able to mobilize armed men they had previously been associated with, but did not have private armies.

“It is a kind of perception that they have their own army. They say that if the government wants them to mobilize people and bring them in to really strengthen the security forces, they will help and mobilize and not do anything without proper military planning,” Stanekzai said.

“We don’t want to create a parallel system in the country, that is dangerous and that is not in the interests of the country.”

Afghan troops were meanwhile battling the Taliban in three districts in the southern Helmand province, on the other side of the country, Sediqqi said.

Officials said the insurgents had fought their way to within 10km of the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah.

Mohammad Hashim Alokozai, a politician from Helmand province, said the Taliban had launched attacks on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah and seized the Babaji area north of the city.

“A heavy battle is going on around the city,” Alokozai said. He said the local Helmand government was downplaying the severity of the attack, which he said had killed or wounded dozens of security forces.

“I warn the government, if the Taliban overrun Lashkar Gah it will not be as easy to take it back as it was in Kunduz,” he said.

Click for more from News.com.au.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/10/22/isis-graduates-its-first-class-junior-jihadists-in-shocking-photos/?intcmp=hpbt3


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on November 09, 2015, 10:41:49 AM
The JV Team strikes again.   :-\

Russian plane crash: ISIS chatter supports bomb theory, officials say
By Barbara Starr and Holly Yan, CNN
November 9, 2015 | Video Source: CNN

(CNN)ISIS' affiliate in Egypt says it brought down Metrojet Flight 9268. And U.S. officials are more confident that terrorists bombed the Russian plane.

Yet key questions remain: If terrorists did plant a bomb, how did they do it? And what could prevent that from happening again?

Here's the latest on what we know about the disaster that killed 224 people:

Several senior U.S. intelligence, military and national security officials have told CNN about the growing confidence that the plane was bombed by terrorists.

One official said it was "99.9% certain." Another said it was "likely."

The plane was headed from the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, Russia, on October 31. But not long after takeoff, it disintegrated midair and crashed in the Sinai Peninsula.

Egyptian officials, who are leading the main crash investigation, haven't expressed as much confidence in the bomb theory.

"All the scenarios" are still on the table, said Ayman al-Muqaddam, the head of the investigation.

"We don't know what happened exactly," he said.

The Egyptians aren't the only ones involved. Experts from Russia, France, Germany and Ireland -- countries that are connected in various ways to the Airbus A321-200 that crashed -- are also investigating.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed to reporters Monday that the UK had provided Russia with data on the downing of the jet.

Meanwhile, talks between U.S., Russian and Egyptian officials about the potential scope of American assistance in the investigation are ongoing. U.S. law enforcement officials told CNN that the FBI is already offering limited support but has no plans at present to send a team to the region.

Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported Monday that Russian experts may receive the first forensic analysis data potentially revealing traces of explosive substances on the wreckage as early as Thursday. But more definitive conclusions could take longer, according to the report.

At least some of the intelligence intercepts being used to assess what happened to the jetliner came from Israeli intelligence, according to a U.S. official briefed on the intelligence as well as a diplomatic source.

What we know, don't know

The communications were captured by Israeli intelligence focused on the Sinai and passed along to the United States and Britain, the sources said.

Israeli officials would not comment on the claims.

Muqaddam said Egypt had not been provided any information or evidence tied to reports suggesting that a bomb took down the flight, and he urged the sources of the reports to pass along related evidence to Egyptian investigators.

The belief that a bomb was most likely to blame centers, to a large extent, on British and U.S. intercepts of communications after the crash from the Islamic militant group ISIS' affiliate in Sinai to ISIS operatives in Syria, officials said.

DHS chief seeks to reassure American fliers after crash

The Sinai affiliate has publicly claimed responsibility for downing the plane, but so far hasn't explained how it was done. That's prompted questions about the claim among some observers, considering ISIS' tendency to often publicize its acts for propaganda value.

The ISIS messages monitored by British and American intelligence agencies are separate from the group's public claims, a U.S. official has said.

The two Western countries have been analyzing the specific language in the chatter to determine to what extent the operatives were talking about the type of bomb and detonator used, and whether that language was a true representation of what happened, one official told CNN.

Several officials said it's the specificity of the chatter that has contributed to the U.S. and British view that a bomb was most likely used.

European investigators who analyzed the plane's cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder say the crash was not an accident, CNN affiliate France 2 reported.

The investigators said the cockpit voice recorder indicates an explosion, and the flight data recorder shows the blast was not accidental, the affiliate said.

But Muqaddam, the head of the investigation, did not echo those details.

He confirmed a noise was heard in the final second of the cockpit recording as the aircraft was on autopilot and ascending. But he offered no description of the sound, saying a specialized analysis would be carried out to identify it.

The crash might have been caused by a lithium battery or a mechanical issue, Muqaddam said.

He also said that bad weather has hampered the investigation.

The remains of more than 100 victims have been identified through DNA testing, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said, according to the state-run RIA Novosti news agency.

The vast majority of the passengers were Russian. The others were of Ukrainian, Belarusian or unconfirmed citizenship.

Russian media said the disaster created many orphans, as many parents left their children with relatives as they went on vacation to Sharm el-Sheikh.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/09/middleeast/russian-plane-crash-egypt-sinai/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on November 10, 2015, 10:28:03 AM
Friggin animals.   >:(

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3310486/Shocking-footage-shows-ISIS-militants-massacring-200-captive-Syrian-children-bloodthirsty-jihadis-latest-mass-execution.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Irongrip400 on November 10, 2015, 06:56:35 PM
So when is Russia going to drop the hammer?  Also, it's a bit scary how IS isn't saying how they did it. It means they don't want us to find out their secrets, and how they'll do it again. At least, that how I take it.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: AbrahamG on November 10, 2015, 10:42:42 PM
Islamic State leader reportedly raped American hostage
Published August 15, 2015
Associated Press

WASHINGTON –  American hostage Kayla Mueller was repeatedly forced to have sex with Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, U.S. intelligence officials told her family in June.

"They told us that he married her, and we all understand what that means," Carl Mueller, Kayla's father, told The Associated Press on Friday, which would have been his daughter's 27th birthday. Her death was reported in February.

Her mother, Marsha Mueller, added, "Kayla did not marry this man. He took her to his room and he abused her and she came back crying."

The news is but the latest in a litany of horrors perpetrated by the Islamic State group, which has beheaded, burned and crucified male captives while passing around women as sex slaves.

Mueller was held for a time by Islamic State financier Abu Sayyaf and his wife, known as Umm Sayyaf. Al-Baghdadi took Mueller as a "wife," repeatedly raping her when he visited, according to a Yazidi teenager who was held with Mueller and escaped in October 2014.

The 14-year-old made her way to Iraqi Kurdistan, where she talked to U.S. commandos in November 2014. Intelligence agencies corroborated her account and American officials passed it on to her parents in June.

"Kayla did not marry this man. He took her to his room and he abused her and she came back crying"

- Marsha Mueller, Kayla's mom
Umm Sayyaf confirmed that al-Baghdadi had "owned" Kayla during Umm Sayyaf's lengthy American interrogation in Iraq, the Muellers said they were told by American officials.

A U.S. official confirmed their account, first reported by London's Independent newspaper. The official was not authorized to be quoted by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Abu Sayyaf was killed in a Delta Force raid of his Syrian compound in June, which resulted in a treasure trove of intelligence about the Islamic State group.

Umm Sayyaf has been turned over to the Iraqi Kurds for trial. The Muellers have been told that justice will be served in her case, said a family spokeswoman, Emily Lenzner.

Mueller was held with three other women, all Yazidis, the Muellers were told. All were sexually abused. When al-Baghdadi visited, he would take Mueller to his room, the witness told American officials. She would tell her fellow captives — sometimes tearfully — what had happened.

"Kayla tried to protect these young girls," her mother said. "She was like a mother figure to them."

When the teenaged Yazidi girl escaped with her sister, she asked Mueller to accompany her, the parents were told, but Kayla refused, worrying that her obvious Western appearance would lead to their capture.

By the time the Yadizi escapee reported the situation to Delta Force commandos in Iraq, Kayla had been moved, her parents were told.

U.S. intelligence officials found information on Sayyaf's computer indicating that Mueller, who spoke some Arabic, had been searching for information about fertility to help Umm Sayyaf, who was trying to get pregnant, according to two U.S. officials who refused to be quoted because the information is classified.

Mueller, from Prescott, Arizona, was taken hostage with her boyfriend, Omar Alkhani, in August 2013 after leaving a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Aleppo, Syria, where he had been hired to fix the Internet service for the hospital.

Mueller had begged him to let her tag along because she wanted to do relief work in the war-ravaged country.

Alkhani was released after two months, having been beaten.

The Islamic State group claimed Mueller was killed in a Jordanian air strike near Raqqah, the group's self-declared capital in Syria. U.S. officials confirmed the death but not the circumstances.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/08/15/islamic-state-leader-reportedly-raped-american-hostage/?intcmp=hplnws

Bullshit.  They were married.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on November 16, 2015, 10:34:14 AM
Clinton and the other Democratic presidential candidates in debate decline to use term 'radical Islam'
Published November 15, 2015
FoxNews.com

Hillary Clinton and the other Democratic presidential candidates are being criticized for declining to use the words “radical Islam” during Saturday night’s debate, following the deadly terror attacks in Paris.

Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley declined to use the words after being asked during the CBS debate whether they would agree with GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio saying, “We are at war with radical Islam.”

The front-running Clinton said using the term “radical Islam” would be “painting with too broad a brush.”

She also said the term was “not particularly helpful.”

“I don’t think we’re at war with Islam,” continued Clinton, a former secretary of state. “I don’t think we’re at war with all Muslims. I think we’re at war with jihadists.”

However, Clinton said the world is indeed at war with “violent extremists” and those who use religion for “power” and “oppression.”

Rubio said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that not saying "Islamic State" would "be like saying we weren't at war with Nazis, because we were afraid to offend some Germans who may have been members of the Nazi Party but weren't violent themselves."

"I don't understand it," the Florida lawmaker continued. "We are at war with radical Islam."

The White House on Sunday also made clear that the United States is a war with the Islamic State.

"We've been at war with ISIL for some time," White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told NBC. "Over more than a year now we've conducted thousands of air-strikes."

GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Saturday night tweeted: “You’re all grown up now. You can do it. Three words. Ten syllables. Say it with me: ‘Radical Islamic terrorism.”

The Islamic State has taken credit for the three coordinated attacks in and around Paris that killed 129 people and wounded more than 350.

French President Francois Hollande called the attacks “an act of war” by the terror group.

During the debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Sanders said he didn’t think the term “is what's important.”

He argued the real issue is groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda, and their mistreatment of women and children, have become “a danger to modern society” and that “American leadership can and must come together to destroy them.”

O’Malley, like Clinton and Sanders, also took special consideration not to offend the entire Muslim community.

“I believe calling it what it is … radical jihadis,” he said. “Let's not fall into the trap of thinking that all of our Muslim-American neighbors in this country are somehow our enemies here. They are our first line of defense. … We need our Muslim-American neighbors to stand up and to be a part of this.”

GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush tweeted on Saturday: “Yes, we are at war with radical Islamic terrorism.”

During the debate, Clinton also was asked about a December 2014 speech in which she said it’s important to show “respect even for one's enemy” and to try to “empathize with their perspective and point of view.”

Clinton responded: “It is important to try to understand your adversary in order to figure out how they are thinking, what they will be doing, how they will react.”

Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri told Yahoo News after the debate that she didn’t think Clinton was getting a lot of criticism for remarks.

“I think she was really clear that we don’t need to go to war,” Palmieri said. “We don’t need to go to war with Islam. We’re going to war with extremists.” 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/11/15/clinton-and-other-democratic-presidential-candidates-in-debate-decline-to-use/?intcmp=hpbt2


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on November 23, 2015, 06:30:40 PM
Report: Syrian Christians Cry ‘Jesus!’ Before ISIS Mass Beheading
Displaced Christians in Mosul APAP
by MARY CHASTAIN5 Oct 2015

(http://media.breitbart.com/media/2015/10/Displaced-Christians-in-Mosul-AP-640x480.jpg)

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) executed 12 Christians, including a 12-year-old boy, after they refused to abandon their faith and convert to Islam. The murders occurred on August 28 outside of Aleppo.

“In front of the team leader and relatives in the crowd, the Islamic extremists cut off the fingertips of the boy and severely beat him, telling his father they would stop the torture only if he, the father, returned to Islam,” revealed Christian Aid Mission. “When the team leader refused, relatives said, the ISIS militants also tortured and beat him and the two other ministry workers. The three men and the boy then met their deaths in crucifixion.”

The boy’s father was a “ministry team leader who planted nine churches.” One woman allegedly yelled “Jesus!” right before the terrorists beheaded her. Militants took eight aid workers, two of them females, to another village. They proceeded to rape the two females before they executed them.

“Villagers said some were praying in the name of Jesus, others said some were praying the Lord’s Prayer, and others said some of them lifted their heads to commend their spirits to Jesus,” described one source. “One of the women looked up and seemed to be almost smiling as she said, ‘Jesus!'”

The barbaric radical Islamic group has executed more than 11,000 people in “Iraq and Syria since its establishment of a self-proclaimed caliphate in June 2014.” ISIS captured Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, in that month. For over 2,000 years, Christians and Muslims lived peacefully with each other. But when ISIS invaded, the Christians were told to either leave, convert, or pay a subjugation tax. They kidnapped the majority of the females to sell on their sex slave market while they slaughtered the males in front of their families.

“It is like going back 1,000 years seeing the barbarity that Christians are having to live under. I think we are dealing with a group which makes Nazism pale in comparison and I think they have lost all respect for human life,” explained Patrick Sookhdeo, founder of Barnabas Fund. “Crucifying these people is sending a message and they are using forms of killing which they believe have been sanctioned by Sharia law. For them what they are doing is perfectly normal and they don’t see a problem with it. It is that religious justification which is so appalling.”

In July 2014, Andrew White, the vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq, told BBC Radio 4 that Christianity is coming to an end in the Middle Eastern country.

“Things are so desperate, our people are disappearing,” he said. “We have had people massacred, their heads chopped off. The Christians are in grave danger. There are literally Christians living in the desert and on the street. They have nowhere to go.”

“Are we seeing the end of Christianity?” he continued. “We are committed come what may, we will keep going to the end, but it looks as though the end could be very near.”

Christians have spoken out about the treatment they endured from ISIS. They said ISIS destroyed churches and statues of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, and raised the black flag in Mary’s place. Terrorists robbed the Christians at checkpoints, taking the earrings women were wearing.

“There is not a single Christian family left in Mosul,” said Bashar Nasih Behnam, who left with his two children. “The last one was a disabled Christian woman. She stayed because she could not get out. They came to her and said you have to get out and if you don’t we will cut off your head with a sword. That was the last family.”

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/10/05/report-syrian-christians-cry-jesus-isis-mass-beheading/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on November 24, 2015, 10:31:19 AM
The president will have an awful legacy when it comes to Radical Islam. 

Former head of Defense Intelligence Agency responds to claims over ISIS intelligence
Published November 23, 2015 
FoxNews.com

The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency said the White House can’t say it was not made aware of the growing threat ISIS posed in the region in an exclusive interview Monday with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on “The Kelly File.”

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said what President Obama has received from the national intelligence system on ISIS is “very accurate,” but may not have met a “narrative” out of the White House.

“It is a cancer inside of the Islamic religion, and the White House and the President have not wanted to say that,” he said.

Flynn told Kelly after he stood over the body of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Al Qaeda leader in Iraq who was killed in an airstrike in 2006; he knew the problem of radical militants in the country was not yet over.

“We felt good about it, but we knew the problem wasn’t going to end with his death,” Flynn said. “It hasn’t gotten any better. It has doubled or tripled in size of the scope of the problem.”

“Where the intelligence starts and stops is at the White House,” he told Kelly. “The president sets the priorities.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/11/23/former-head-defense-intelligence-agency-responds-to-claims-over-isis-intelligence.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Slapper on November 26, 2015, 07:57:12 AM
You know what? I'm as pro everything as anybody else but... as a father... having to sit here and inform myself on how to spot a potential suicide bomber... on Thanksgiving Day.

FUCK ISLAM!!

You've won my disrespect every day of the week.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: George Whorewell on November 26, 2015, 10:20:54 PM
You know what? I'm as pro everything as anybody else but... as a father... having to sit here and inform myself on how to spot a potential suicide bomber... on Thanksgiving Day.

FUCK ISLAM!!

You've won my disrespect every day of the week.

Racist post reported.

Islam has nothing to do with terrorism. What's a few dead tourists and butchered clitorisis anyway?


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on December 09, 2015, 06:25:51 PM
Match made in hell: SoCal terrorists likely forged bond in online jihadist forums
By Hollie McKay
Published December 09, 2015
FoxNews.com

The online romance between Southern California terrorists Farook Rizwan Syed and Tashfeen Malik was more a meeting of like minds than lonely hearts, with two radical jihadists forming a bond of hate and bloodlust in the dark recesses of the Internet.

Family members have said Syed, 28, and Malik, 29, met online and embarked on a whirlwind digital relationship capped by their 2014 marriage. But if they did, it was not on any dating site resembling those that bring people together every day in the civilized world. Their meeting brought together two already-radicalized soulmates who would go on to kill 14 people and wound 21 more in last week’s massacre at a San Bernardino social services facility

“They were actually radicalized before they started [dating online],” FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Wednesday. “As early as the end of 2013 they were talking about jihad and martyrdom, before they became engaged."

“As early as the end of 2013 they were talking about jihad and martyrdom, before they became engaged."

- FBI Director James Comey
Farook seemingly set up several profiles years ago in his search for a wife – reportedly using sites like Dubaimatrimonial.com, BestMuslim.com and iMilap.com, which is an Indian-centered matrimonial and dating site "for people with disabilities and remarriage.

A spokesperson for iMilap.com confirmed to FoxNews.com that while Farook has an inactive profile not in public view, Malik never belonged to the site and they have no history of any such name or details. In his profiles, Farook described himself as a "devout" Muslim and added that he spends "much free time in the [mosque] memorizing the Quran and learning more about the religion."

 As for Malik, she was an online ghost, and experts said absent her participation in hardcore jihadist chat forums or use of a pseudonym, it is unlikely that she met Farook innocently.

With authorities trying to uncover the origins of their relationship and trying to trace a digital trail the pair tried to destroy, the FBI has revealed that Farook was at least “in contact” with international terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda. Law enforcement authorities told Fox News this week there is a high certainty Malik was “an operative" of some description.

(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/fn-latino/news/880/558/syed%20and%20malik%201.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
Tashfeen Malik and Syed Farook as they passed through O'Hare International Airport in Chicago in July 2014. (CBP/via AP)

Malik was born in Pakistan, while Farook was an American citizen of Pakistani descent. Several Pakistani community leaders in Southern California called it “highly unusual and rare” in their culture for a wife to be older than her husband, even if by only a year. Malik, they added, did not fit the typical portrait of a young woman simply seeking a partner. Yet family members and co-workers say Farook traveled to Saudi Arabia in July of 2014 and "returned with a wife" that no U.S. relatives claim to have previously known. Authorities told Fox News it is extremely unusual for a Pakistani woman, especially from a conservative Islamic home, to travel overseas on a fiance visa - unless it was part of a plan.

Ten months after their marriage, the couple welcomed a baby daughter.

Even before they met, Malik was crafting a low-profile, casting further skepticism on the notion she was actively seeking a husband through traditional matchmaking websites, or the pretense in which she was looking for a spouse.

Friends who knew Malik at Bahauddin Zakariya University in Multan, Pakistan, where she studied pharmacology from 2007 to 2012, told the Washington Post that in 2009, she started adopting a militant and strict adherence to religion, refusing to be photographed and deleting existing photographs in the university database.

After coming to the U.S., Malik chose not to drive, kept her face hidden with only eyes exposed, and did not socialize with the larger Muslim community. Citing religious tradition, Farook family lawyers said Syed did "not want others to talk" to Malik, and associates recall Farook clamming up whenever his spouse came up in conversation.

Only two photographs of Malik in the U.S have surfaced, one from a surveillance video at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Neighbors barely recall seeing her, let alone meeting her and she is not known to have joined her husband at the local mosque. When Farook's co-workers, who would later become his victims, threw the couple a baby shower after his daughter was born in May, Malik did not attend.

Farook and Malik both pledged their allegiance to ISIS using a Facebook alias as the Dec. 2 attack began, but later tried to erase that and other elements of their online presence in the hours between the attack and their deaths in a shootout with police.

Federal investigators are now poring over two hard drives found at their Redlands home, including one which sources said was "smashed pretty well." Two damaged cell phones found in trash cans near the home may also yield clues. So far, recovered data indicates Farook expressed support for Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas and an abiding hatred of Israel.

However they met and whomever may have brought them together, the picture that is now emerging is one of two hardcore radicals brought together by their mutual desire to kill in the name of radical Islam. Given their movements once together in the U.S., and the arsenal of weapons, ammunition and bombs they accumulated in their home, it seems clear that everything they did was in preparation for the carnage they wrought last week.

"There is no doubt Malik was a committed jihadi, whether she was actually under the direction of anyone, or simply received encouragement from radicals remains to be seen," said Del Wilber, a former U.S. intelligence operative and current military counter-terrorism trainer. "Were they possibly trying to build some sort of 'cover' bona fides? Perhaps."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/12/09/match-made-in-hell-socal-terrorists-online-union-likely-in-jihadist-chatrooms/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: falco on December 10, 2015, 06:33:03 AM
There is no radical islam. All muslims are radical, intolerant regarding other beliefs, unrespectfull thowards women, believe America is the root of all evil, anything other than other muslims are enemies and should be killed.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on December 11, 2015, 10:57:06 AM
If my Google math is correct, and there about 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, she is saying there 80 million to 400 million Radical Islamists who want to kill us.  Yeah.  Nothing to worry about. 

Dem Rep. Sanchez: 'Between 5 and 20 Percent' of Muslims Willing to Use Terrorism
(http://www.newsmax.com/CMSPages/GetFile.aspx?guid=3b98541c-41df-4aa1-b465-01bab9fdd598&SiteName=Newsmax&maxsidesize=600)
Image: Dem Rep. Sanchez: 'Between 5 and 20 Percent' of Muslims Willing to Use Terrorism (Getty Images)
By Todd Beamon   |   Thursday, 10 Dec 2015

Rep. Loretta Sanchez says that "anywhere between 5 and 20 percent" of Muslims are "willing to use" terrorism to establish a worldwide caliphate.

"Certainly, we know that there is a small group, and we don’t know how big that is — it can be anywhere between 5 and 20 percent, from the people that I speak to — that Islam is their religion," the California Democrat told Larry King Wednesday in an interview on his "Politicking" show on the Ora digital TV network.

Sanchez, 55, a seven-term congresswoman who sits on the House Homeland Security Committee, was discussing the threat of the Islamic State and President Barack Obama's national speech Sunday in response to the shooting attacks in San Bernardino.

She said these extremist Muslims have "a desire for a caliphate and to institute that in any way possible, and in particular go after what they consider 'Western norms' — our way of life.

"They are not content enough to have their way of looking at the world," she added. "They want to put their way on everybody in the world."

She told King that the percentage of Muslims willing to use violence varies "depending on who you talk to" — adding that "certainly" there are Muslims who are "willing to go to extremes.

"They are willing to use and they do use terrorism, and it is in the name a very wrong way of looking at Islam," Sanchez said.

The United States "must" destroy those radical Muslim who would resort to violence to meet their objectives, she told King.

"It’s no longer a matter of containing, it is a matter of eliminating that threat to America, to Americans and to the peace-loving world."

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/loretta-sanchez-percentage-muslims-advocate/2015/12/10/id/705369/#ixzz3u2INvDhc


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on December 11, 2015, 11:00:05 AM
How the war against Islamic State became center stage in the 2016 campaign
 
(https://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1484w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2015/12/07/National-Politics/Images/OBAMA-070d2-3220.jpg?uuid=8wHMupz6EeWjxcd_LMWkPA)
President Obama addresses the nation from the Oval Office on Sunday. (Pool photo by Saul Loeb/via AP)
By Dan Balz
December 7, 2015

The instantaneous reaction to President Obama’s Oval Office speech on terrorism was as predictable as it was partisan. The battle over how to confront the threats from Islamic State militants has been baked into the politics of 2016.

Republicans see the president as a weak leader pursuing a failing strategy and who stubbornly refuses to call the enemy “radical Islamic terrorists.” The president sees his Republican critics as purveyors of cheap bellicosity who lack effective alternatives to his policies and who are playing into the hands of jihadist recruiters by seeming to attack all Muslims.

The president’s Sunday night speech was one he was required to deliver and one that was likely to change few minds. His public remarks ever since the terrorist attacks in Paris last month have been off-key and lacking in persuasion.

From his news conference in Turkey a few days after those attacks, when he was thrown on the defensive by a series of questions about the administration’s strategy, to his White House remarks the day before Thanksgiving (and less than a week before the San Bernardino, Calif., massacre), when he said there was no credible threat against the homeland, Obama has been fighting a rear-guard action in the battle for public opinion.

On Sunday night, squeezed between an afternoon and evening of football, he stepped to a lectern in the Oval Office and tried again.

Play Video0:502016 candidates react to Obama's address on social media
 
GOP presidential candidates and House Speaker Paul Ryan responded quickly on Twitter and Facebook to President Obama's televised address Dec. 6. Obama sought to reassure Americans after a deadly California shooting rampage that raised new questions about security against terrorism. (Reuters)
[Obama vows to destroy Islamic State]

He was transparent about the dangers that exist and forceful in his pledge to eliminate them. “The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it,” he said. “We will destroy ISIL and any other organization that tries to harm us.”

He outlined the administration’s four-point strategy: hunting down terrorists wherever they are, training Iraqi and Syrian fighters, allied actions to disrupt Islamic State operations, and the pursuit of joint efforts to bring an end to the civil war in Syria.

“This is our strategy to destroy ISIL,” he said, using another acronym for the Islamic State. “It is designed and supported by our military commanders and counterterrorism experts, together with 65 countries that have joined an American-led coalition. And we constantly examine our strategy to determine when additional steps are needed to get the job done.”

He called on Congress to pass a new authorization for the use of military force — challenging Republicans who have urged him to pursue a more aggressive military posture against the Islamic State to show their willingness to put Americans in harm’s way. But he warned against another “long and costly ground war” in the Middle East.

He decried anything that might cast the struggle as a war between the United States and Islam, seeking to separate what he called the “thugs and killers” of the Islamic State from the vast majority of Muslims. He warned against religious tests that would determine who gains entry to the country. But he also called on American Muslims to confront the dangers within and to fight against extremist ideology in the name of their religion.

He also called again for new measures to restrict access to guns.

What he did not do, however, was notable as well. He did not offer a new strategy. He did not try to address where the strategy he has been pursuing has fallen short and why — or, if he is confident that it is working, address the now wide gap between what he says is happening and how the public perceives what is happening.

At this moment, Obama suffers from a deficit in public opinion on his policy, much as the country lost confidence in the Iraq War policies of former president George W. Bush. Just 40 percent approve of the way he is dealing with terrorism, according to the most recent Washington Post-ABC News Poll. This on the very issue that was for so long his strongest suit even when his overall approval ratings were sagging.

Things are worse when it comes to public perceptions of the president’s handling of the threats from the Islamic State. Just 35 percent approve of the way he is dealing with those threats, while 57 percent disapprove — with 46 percent strongly disapproving. Among independents, 6 in 10 disapprove, 50 percent strongly. Even one-third of Democrats give him negative marks.

In what everyone concedes will be a long struggle against the Islamic State and other such threats, Obama’s opportunities to change public perceptions quickly are limited. Every accomplishment on the ground in the Middle East in containing or rolling back the militants is overwhelmed by attacks like those in Paris and San Bernardino. His speech might have been necessary, but it also appears destined to have a short shelf life.

[Obama struggles to be heard in the debate over Islamic State]

In this environment, Republicans see their own opportunities, and they were quick to strike in the hours after the president finished his speech. From the Republican presidential candidates came a chorus of denunciations, in tweets and written statements. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) appeared on Fox News shortly after the speech and said, “I think not only did the president not make things better tonight, I fear he may have made things worse in the minds of many Americans.”

The gulf between the president and his GOP critics can’t be bridged. He decries, as he did on Sunday night, what he regards as empty rhetoric from his opponents, saying success will not be based on “tough talk” but on an intelligent and persistent strategy. Republicans decry what they see as a president too cerebral and laid back to rally the country against the enemy.

Caught in the middle is Hillary Clinton. Hours before the speech, she said on ABC’s “This Week” that the United States is not winning the war against the Islamic State and indicated that she expected to hear “an intensification of the existing strategy” from the president. Shortly after the speech, Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations tweeted: “two things missing from @potus address: intensification of military strategy; preparing Americans for additional domestic acts of terrorism.”

Over the next 11 months, the American people will have to decide whom they trust to carry on this struggle after the Obama presidency ends and whether anyone has a strategy and the strength of leadership to make it work. The president’s address probably will be remembered as a way station in the debate, but not a turning point.

Dan Balz is Chief Correspondent at The Washington Post. He has served as the paper’s National Editor, Political Editor, White House correspondent and Southwest correspondent.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-the-war-against-isis-became-center-stage-in-the-2016-campaign/2015/12/07/6ca95314-9cf9-11e5-a3c5-c77f2cc5a43c_story.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: 240 is Back on December 11, 2015, 05:35:21 PM
There is no radical islam. All muslims are radical, intolerant regarding other beliefs, unrespectfull thowards women, believe America is the root of all evil, anything other than other muslims are enemies and should be killed.

there are 1.5 billion muslims.  That means 20% of the planet are radicals.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on December 17, 2015, 05:32:49 PM
Geller: Do Muslims Around the World Really Hate the United States? Yes
(http://media.breitbart.com/media/2015/12/Muslim-women-Getty-640x480.jpg)
Getty ImagesGetty Images
by PAMELA GELLER
16 Dec 2015

In an article entitled, “Do Muslims Around the World Really Hate the United States?”published at Foreign Policy and widely circulated in mainstream media circles, i.e., Yahoo, GOP candidates are being pilloried for their opposition to jihad, sharia, and ISIS infiltration here in the United States.

Countering the reasonable and rational, Foreign Policy warns us that the Muslim world hates us, citing Pew Research Center data and various other surveys of Muslim “publics [that] have been asked whether they have a favorable or unfavorable view of the United States.” But as is to be expected from Foreign Policy, their focus is wrong, as is their analysis of the problem and their proposed solution.

As the Republican candidates debated in Las Vegas Tuesday night, Foreign Policy tried to portray them as overestimating the jihad threat. Its article claimed that “the race has oddly enough turned into a referendum on the roughly 3 million Muslims in the United States — and on the 1.6 billion outside its borders.” This was unwarranted – or so Foreign Policy would have you believe, for while “intense anti-American sentiment can be found in Egypt (53 percent held a very unfavorable view of America in 2014) and Jordan (51 percent very unfavorable in 2015),” such sentiment “has actually ebbed among Muslims in the Palestinian territories and Pakistan. And in both Indonesia and Nigeria, countries with some of the largest Muslim populations in the world, strong majorities voice a favorable view of the United States. In fact, their pro-American sentiment is stronger than that in Germany.”

All this shows that the establishment media is once again missing the point. Let’s talk about these Pew and Gallup surveys of the Muslim world. The question isn’t so much “whether they have a favorable or unfavorable view of the United States,” or whether or not the most recent polls show “intense anti-American sentiment” or “pro-American sentiment.” The question is, whether they have a favorable or unfavorable view of the infidel, and how favorably they view jihad and sharia. That data will reliably reveal what they really think about America.

A November poll by the Pew Research Center revealed significant levels of support for ISIS within the Muslim world. And another poll released in November shows that a third of Syrian refugees are ISIS sympathizers. The Pew poll validates everything I have been saying and blows the fiction that the media, academic and cultural elites have been spinning, as in this Foreign Policy article, clear out of the water. Even worse, you can be absolutely sure that the real extent of this support is higher than the Pew data indicates. Much higher. These Muslims just admit to it. Others do not.

Other surveys show that 58% of Muslims in the U.S. reject criticism of Islam as a right; 46% want such blasphemers punished legally. Twelve percent want them killed. 25% of Muslims in the U.S. think that jihad suicide bombings are justified in some circumstances. Do you think such people love America in any genuine sense?

The gist of the Foreign Policy article is that we have a problem: many in the Muslim world don’t like us, and it must be our fault, and clearly the rhetoric we are hearing in the fight for the GOP nomination isn’t helping. This is placing the blame, the onus on us, when in fact this Muslim hatred for the United States predates this election. It predates 9/11 — what was their excuse then? It predates the Hizballah bombing of our Marine barracks in Lebanon in 1983. It predates the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. It goes back to Muhammad.

Articles such as this one in Foreign Policy are designed to shut down and shut up the conversation concerning jihad, sharia, and Muslim immigration. The Republicans have taken a stand against sharia restrictions on speech (“do not criticize Islam”) imposed by the media over the past ten years. When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% declared Tuesday night that “political correctness is killing people,” he nailed it. Actually it’s sharia that’s killing people, but I won’t split hairs. The American public is embracing the candidates’ candor. The GOP opened a window and let the truth in.

The hatred of infidels is a religious imperative in Islam. No matter how fast we dance, appease, pay, accommodate, and submit, the hatred and holy war will not cease. On the contrary, the more we submit and reward the hatred and terror, the more we will have to surrender.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/12/16/geller-do-muslims-around-the-world-really-hate-the-united-states-yes/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on December 28, 2015, 09:52:18 AM
King says terror threat coming from mosques, calls for better surveillance
Published December 28, 2015 
FoxNews.com

New York GOP Rep. Peter King on Sunday called again for better surveillance of mosques in the U.S., suggesting Islamic terrorists visit them and said that critics can “cry all they want” about the tactic amounting to a civil liberties violation.

King, a member of the House’s Homeland Security and Select Intelligence committees, told “Fox News Sunday” that “99 percent” of Muslims in the United States are good people and that he’s friends with people of the Islamic faith.

“But the fact is, (mosques are) where the threat is coming from,” King said.

He also argued that some Americans have a “blind political correctness” on such issues and that civil libertarians and other critics of better mosque surveillance can “cry all they want.”

King pointed out that one of the so-called Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was told to leave a local mosque following two outbursts, yet members declined to warn authorities.

“If they had known that in advance, you combine that with the fact that the Russians had already told us to be on the lookout for him, we could have possibly prevented the … bombing,” King said.

Tsarnaev and younger brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev killed three race spectators and injured as many as 264 others in the April 2013 attack.

Mosque members reportedly said Tsarnaev did nothing to suggest he would plot, then lead such an attack.

King’s call for better surveillance follows GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump calling for similar efforts, following the deadly Dec. 2 shootings in San Bernardino, Calif., in which a Muslim husband-wife team killed 14 and wounded 22 others.

He also said the Islamic State terror group’s intentions to attack on U.S. soil “has become clear” to intelligence officials over “the last several months.”

King, a 12-term congressman and former chairman of the lower chamber’s Homeland Security committee, also suggested that he agrees with Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi saying in a purported video this weekend that the roughly 16 months of U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria have done little damage to the terror group.

“I would expect al-Baghdadi to say that,” King said. "We've had some impact, but unfortunately overall he is probably right. … ISIS is stronger.”

King said the group now has more territory under its control and is making “great inroads” in Afghanistan.

He also said the Transportation Security Administration’s plan to now conduct full-body scans on some airline passengers is in part a response to the San Bernardino attack and the Paris bombing attacks weeks earlier in which 160 people died and for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/12/28/king-says-terror-threat-coming-from-mosques-calls-for-better-surveillance.html?intcmp=hplnws


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on December 31, 2015, 02:15:27 PM
ISIS Lover Emanuel Lutchman Planned New Year's Machete Attack:  FBI
by JONATHAN DIENST, TOM WINTER and TRACY CONNOR
DEC 31 2015

Federal officials in Rochester, New York, have arrested and charged a local man who was allegedly plotting a New Year's Eve machete attack on diners at a local restaurant in the name of ISIS.

Emanuel Lutchman, 25, an ex-con Muslim convert with mental issues, was charged with attempting to provide material support to the terrorist group, federal prosecutors said.

The FBI says he had pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, wanted to leave to U.S. to live in the caliphate, and was in contact with a reputed ISIS member in Syria — who urged him to kill non-Muslims on the holiday.

"New years [sic] is here soon. Do operations and kill some kuffar," the overseas contact told him, the court papers allege.

Lutchman's grandmother, Beverley Carridice, told NBC News he had been plagued by psychiatric problems since childhood and had recently stabbed himself in the stomach during a suicide attempt.

Raised as a Christian, he converted to Islam while serving a five-year prison sentence for robbery, she said, adding that she had never heard him express any radical thoughts or admiration for ISIS.

He called her after his arrest and said "it was a sting...they set him up," Carridice said.

Lutchman was nabbed with the help of confidential informants who received thousands of dollars from the FBI. One of them paid for the masks, zip-ties, knives, duct tape, ammonia and latex gloves that were allegedly supposed to be used in the attack, the court documents show.

In his conversations with the informants, Lutchman allegedly discussed using pressure cooker bombs or knives in an attack meant to impress his ISIS handlers, the complaint said.

"[T]hat's what my plan, that's on my mind, that's all I been thinking about," he said. "'Cause I'm getting amped up, to accept the fact that's what I gotta do."

On Dec. 28, he allegedly told an informant he wanted to sneak a bomb into a club or bar, kidnap a couple of people and kill them.

"I will take a life. I don't have a problem with that," he said.

The FBI arrested Lutchman on Wednesday and seized a video in which he swore allegiance to al-Baghdadi and claimed responsibility for the planned attack, authorities said.

Lutchman's grandmother said he is the married father of a 2-year-old boy. He had been having marital problems and had recently distanced himself from other family members.

She last saw him in August when he visited her in Florida. He was not taking his psychiatric medications at the time, she said.

She said did not believe her grandson could have masterminded an attack.

"Not on his own," she said. "He's not the type of person. But he's easily persuaded."

"His whole life is ruined," she said, crying.

"The FBI thwarted Emanuel Lutchman's intent to kill civilians on New Year's Eve," said Special Agent in Charge Adam Cohen of the bureau's Buffalo division.

"The FBI remains concerned about people overseas who use the Internet to inspire people in the United States to commit acts of violence where they live."

Lutchman is due back in court Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. The charge of attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization carried up to 20 years in prison, the Department of Justice said.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/rochester-isis-wannabe-emanuel-lutchman-planned-new-year-s-machete-n488526


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 12, 2016, 09:45:46 AM
Russia claims it is 'highly probable' ISIS are using chemical weapons in Syria after UN confirm deadly sarin gas has been detected in victims

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3385903/Russia-claims-highly-probable-ISIS-using-chemical-weapons-Syria-confirm-deadly-sarin-gas-detected-victims.html#ixzz3x37gFSk3


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Donny on January 12, 2016, 09:49:37 AM
Russia claims it is 'highly probable' ISIS are using chemical weapons in Syria after UN confirm deadly sarin gas has been detected in victims

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3385903/Russia-claims-highly-probable-ISIS-using-chemical-weapons-Syria-confirm-deadly-sarin-gas-detected-victims.html#ixzz3x37gFSk3
Here we go again...


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 13, 2016, 11:17:56 AM
Imagine if this was a guy who shot at someone at an abortion clinic.  Would have been part of the president's state of the union address.  But no mention of this guy last night.

Police: Suspect in officer's shooting claims allegiance to ISIS
By Ray Sanchez, Jason Hanna and Shimon Prokupecz, CNN
Updated 9:38 PM ET, Fri January 8, 2016 | Video Source: CNN

(CNN)A 30-year-old man who allegedly ambushed and shot a Philadelphia police officer sitting in his patrol car confessed he did it in the name of the Islamic State, presumably referring to the terrorist group ISIS, officials said Friday.

Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, was hit three times in the left arm on Thursday night and suffered "some very serious injuries that will require multiple surgeries," police Commissioner Richard Ross told reporters.

Despite being seriously injured and bleeding heavily, the veteran officer got out of his patrol car and shot the assailant in the buttocks, Ross said. The gunman was apprehended by other officers, Ross said.

"He was trying to assassinate this police officer," Ross told reporters.

The alleged assailant was armed with a 9mm Glock 17 that was reported stolen from the home of a police officer in 2013.

"It is one of the things that you regret the most, when an officer's gun is stolen that it is used against one of your own," Ross said

Capt. James Clark, commander of the homicide unit, told CNN the suspect said to investigators: "I follow Allah. I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic State and that's why I did what I did."

Clark said: "He just kept on echoing those sentiments and he wouldn't give us anything more than that."

'I'm bleeding heavily'

The alleged gunman was identified as Edward Archer, of Yeadon, a Philadelphia suburb, police said.

Archer allegedly confessed to carrying out what Ross described as a "cowardly act" in the name of Islam.

"According to him, he believed that the police defend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran," the police commissioner said.

Still Images released by police from surveillance video show the gunman -- wearing an ankle-length, white garment -- on a crosswalk taking aim and firing at the patrol car at close range. In one photo, the suspect is standing next to the car with his arm through the lowered driver's side window, close enough to be shooting at point-blank range.

Ross told reporters the video, which is not being released, was "absolutely one of the scariest things I've ever seen."

Hartnett shouted desperately into his police radio moments after the gunman unloaded at least 11 shots, police said.

"Shots fired! ... I'm bleeding heavily!" Hartnett shouts in a recording of his radio call for backup.

"I'm bleeding. Get us another unit out here!"

Harnett's elbow was shattered, his brachial artery -- a major blood vessel in the upper arm -- was hit, and blood vessels and nerves in his arm damaged, according to a Philadelphia law enforcement official.

Still, the officer demonstrated his "valor and courage" by stepping out of his car as the gunman retreated and opening fire, according to Ross. The shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. in west Philadelphia.

"I'm absolutely amazed that Officer Hartnett is here with us today," the police commissioner said.

'Nothing to do with being a Muslim'
The shooting in Philadelphia is the fourth attack believed to have been inspired by ISIS on American soil, including the December 2015 shootings that left 14 dead in San Bernardino, California, the shootings outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in a Dallas suburb in May 2015, and a hatchet assault on four police officers in New York in October 2014.

Officials said they did not know whether the latest attack was part of a broader conspiracy or whether Archer had contact with terrorists.

Archer traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and Egypt in 2012, FBI Special Agent Eric Ruona said. Ruona could not comment on whether investigators think Archer interacted with any terrorist groups during these trips.

Mayor Jim Kenney said the shooting had nothing to do with Islam.

"It is abhorrent," he said. "It does not represent the religion in any shape or form or any of the teachings. This is a criminal with a stolen gun who tried to kill one of our officers, and it has nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic faith."

Imam Asim Abdur-Rashid, head of a mosque one block away from an address associated with Archer, condemned the attack at a news conference. He said he did not know whether the alleged shooter attended his mosque.

Arrest history
Gov. Tom Wolf said he is "thankful that Officer Hartnett is alive and not facing life-threatening injuries after being ambushed."

"We wish him and his family the best during his recovery. This alleged intentional act of violence against an officer seeking to help a fellow citizen is horrifying and has no place in Pennsylvania," he said.

Archer was arrested in 2012 after a domestic dispute and later pleaded guilty to assault and carrying a gun without a license, court records show. He was out on probation Thursday and was scheduled to be sentenced Monday after he was found guilty on charges of careless driving, forgery and driving with a suspended or revoked license in a 2014 case.

In the 2012 domestic dispute, Archer "pulled a small black and silver semiautomatic handgun from his waist and pointed it towards the complainant's stomach while grabbing the complainant's shirt," according to the affidavit for probable cause.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/08/us/philadelphia-police-officer-shot/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 25, 2016, 12:48:06 PM
ISIS magazine cheers San Bernardino, Paris
(http://thehill.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_full/public/article_images/bataclanparis.jpg?itok=zlqWb3Yh)
Getty Images
By Julian Hattem
01/19/16

The new issue of the glossy English-language magazine produced by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) includes lengthy praise of the couple who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif., late last year. 

The two killers “proved that they were ready to sacrifice what was dearest to them for the sake of responding to Allah,” the magazine, Dabiq, cheers in its foreword.

The magazine also makes reference to the “blessed attacks” in Paris in November, which killed 130 people, and confirms the death of “Jihadi John,” the British citizen who became notorious for videos showing him executing ISIS captives.

The latest issue of Dabiq, which was released on Tuesday, did not add any new details to suggest that the San Bernardino shooting was directed by ISIS’s core leadership. Officials in the U.S. have said that the massacre instead seems to have been inspired by jihadists such as ISIS, but that the shooters — Syred Rizwan Farook and Tasfeen Malik — carried it out without coordination from an outside group.

However, the magazine does praise their brutal slayings, which it hoped would “awaken more Muslims in America, Europe, and Australia.”

Dabiq also devotes two pages to eulogize Mohammed Emwazi, also known as “Jihadi John.”

The Kuwaiti-born British man was featured in ISIS videos in recent years beheading captives, including American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

The Dabiq article neglects to mention Emwazi’s role as an executioner and propaganda tool for ISIS. Instead, it praises his “affection” for orphans of extremists killed while waging jihad, and claims that Emwazi had been questioned by Britain’s MI-5 intelligence before departing for ISIS's self-proclaimed caliphate.

He was killed in a U.S. drone strike in November, the magazine confirmed.

On one page of the 56-page magazine, the nine attackers in Paris are superimposed over a photo of the city.

“Let Paris be a lesson for those nations that wish to take heed,” it warned.

The magazine also reprinted a Time magazine article by former CIA Director Michael Morell warning that ISIS “poses a major threat to the U.S.”

ISIS has a significant propaganda machine, which it has used to great effect in recruiting extremists from all over the globe to join its ranks.

The edition of Dabiq released on Tuesday is the group’s 13th.

http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/266363-isis-magazine-cheers-san-bernardino-shooters-paris-attack


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 09, 2016, 10:54:37 AM
Top intelligence official: ISIS to attempt U.S. attacks this year
By Ryan Browne, CNN
Tue February 9, 2016

Washington (CNN)The top U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday that ISIS was likely to attempt direct attacks on the U.S. in the coming year and that the group was infiltrating refugees escaping from Iraq and Syria to move across borders.

James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, estimated that violent extremists were active in about 40 countries and that there currently exist more terrorist safe havens "than at any time in history."

Testifying on global threats at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Clapper warned that ISIS and its eight branches were the No. 1 terrorist threat, and that it was using the refugee exodus from violence in Iraq and Syria to hide among innocent civilians in order to reach other countries.

Clapper said ISIS was "taking advantage of the torrent of migrants to insert operatives into that flow," adding that they were "pretty skilled at phony passports so they can travel ostensibly as legitimate travelers."

ISIS fighters have reportedly seized Syrian passport facilities with machines capable of manufacturing passports.

ISIS "will probably attempt to conduct additional attacks in Europe, and attempt to direct attacks on the U.S. homeland in 2016," Clapper said.

The testimony follows the director of National Intelligence's release of the "Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community."

The assessment notes that "approximately five dozen" ISIS-linked people were arrested in the U.S. during 2015.

Clapper said that more than 36,500 foreign fighters, including at least 6,600 from Western countries, have traveled to Syria from more than 100 countries since 2012.

On the counter-ISIS campaign in Iraq and Syria, Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, also testifying Tuesday, said it was unlikely that the Iraqi city of Mosul would be liberated in 2016.

While the assessment calls ISIS the "preeminent terrorist threat," Clapper also said that "al Qaeda affiliates are positioned to make gains in 2016."

Clapper called the Yemen-based al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and the Syria-based al Nusra Front the "most capable al Qaeda branches."

The testimony also touched on the Iran nuclear deal, cybersecurity and cyberespionage, North Korea's nuclear and missile program and Russia's military build-up.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/09/politics/james-clapper-isis-syrian-refugees/index.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 12, 2016, 10:02:19 AM
CIA director says IS group has used, can make chem weapons

CIA director John Brennan testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats to America and its allies, in Washington, DC on February 9, 2016 (AFP Photo/Molly Riley)

Washington (AFP) - CIA director John Brennan has said that Islamic State fighters have used chemical weapons and have the capability to make small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas, CBS News reported Thursday.

"We have a number of instances where ISIL has used chemical munitions on the battlefield," Brennan told CBS News, which released excerpts of an interview to air in full on the "60 Minutes" news program on Sunday.

The network added that he told "60 Minutes" the CIA believes that the IS group has the ability to make small amounts of mustard or chlorine gas for weapons.

"There are reports that ISIS has access to chemical precursors and munitions that they can use," Brennan said.

Brennan also warned of the possibility that the Islamic State group could seek to export the weapons to the West for financial gain.

"I think there's always the potential for that. This is why it's so important to cut off the various transportation routes and smuggling routes that they have used," he said.

When asked if there were "American assets on the ground" searching for possible chemical weapons caches or labs, Brennan replied: "US intelligence is actively involved in being a part of the efforts to destroy ISIL and to get as much insight into what they have on the ground inside of Syria and Iraq."

The release of the excerpts of Brennan's interview comes two days after similar comments from spy chief James Clapper before a congressional committee.

"ISIL has also used toxic chemicals in Iraq and Syria, including the blister agent sulfur mustard," Clapper, the director of national intelligence, told lawmakers on Tuesday.

He said it was the first time an extremist group had produced and used a chemical warfare agent in an attack since Japan's Aum Supreme Truth cult carried out a deadly sarin attack during rush hour in the Tokyo subway in 1995.

Last year, officials in the autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan said blood tests had shown that IS fighters used mustard agent in an attack on Kurdish peshmerga forces in August.

Thirty-five peshmerga fighters were exposed and some taken abroad for treatment, officials said.

At the time of the attack, The Wall Street Journal cited US officials as saying they believed IS had used mustard agent.

http://news.yahoo.com/cia-director-says-group-used-chem-weapons-003949116.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on February 17, 2016, 12:38:14 PM
Outstanding. 

SNIPER KILLS ISIS EXECUTIONER DURING BEHEADING CLASS
'We got rid of 21 terrorists with 1 bullet'
Douglas Ernst

An Islamic State executioner’s head exploded during a class on beheading after a well-aimed shot by a British Special Air Service sniper.

Military sources told the Express that a recent mission into northern Syria involved killing an ISIS recruiter with a Dan.338 rifle as the terrorist was instructing 21 new recruits.

Petition Congress to ‘halt Muslim immigration now’

“One minute he was standing there and the next his head had exploded. The commander remained standing upright for a couple of seconds before collapsing and that’s when panic set in,” a source told the newspaper on Monday. “We later heard most of the recruits deserted. We got rid of 21 terrorists with one bullet. He was an extremely sadistic and ruthless individual, feared by the locals and the jihadis alike.”

The source said three four-man teams needed 12 hours to carry out the successful mission.

The SAS mission rivals a similarly spectacular success in Raqqa last month. An eight-man squad posed as ISIS wives before taking out a high-value target, WND reported Jan. 19.

“Gunmen were on the streets stopping everyone, lining people up against the walls and threatening to kill anyone who had helped the ‘spies,'” a source told the Daily Star Jan. 17.

The target of January’s mission was Siddhartha Dhar, also known as Abu Rumaysah, who left London in September 2014 after he was released on bail for encouraging terrorism.

Rumaysah temporarily became the new “Jihadi John” after ISIS propagandist Mohammed Emwazi was killed in a coalition drone strike in Raqqa last November.

http://www.wnd.com/2016/02/sniper-kills-isis-executioner-during-beheading-class/#VYhMs3IKmV1wD2rY.99


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 10, 2016, 05:10:55 PM
Report details ISIS atrocities against Christians, presses State for ‘genocide’ label
By  Kelley Beaucar Vlahos 
Published March 10, 2016
FoxNews.com
 
Holding a bloody shirt he carries with him to remember the Islamic State's crimes against Iraqi Christians, Douglas Bazi described for a Washington audience Thursday how he's suffered at ISIS' hands: He was kidnapped, had his teeth bashed in with a hammer and watched as his church was bombed.

“There is not ‘life’ in Iraq,” Bazi said, noting his congregation has been targeted so often it is called the “church of the martyrs, or the church of the blood.”

Bazi joined Middle Eastern Christian leaders and human rights advocates from the Knights of Columbus on Thursday as the group, along with In Defense of Christians (IDC), released a powerful and comprehensive report they say makes the case that the terror campaign against Christians and other minorities in Syria, Iraq and other parts of the Middle East can only be called one thing: genocide.

The report, along with the personal accounts conveyed at the National Press Club in Washington on Thursday, put even more pressure on the Obama administration to officially label the atrocities as genocide.

The State Department and White House so far have not done so, but are facing a congressionally mandated March 17 deadline to make a decision.

“We are forgotten, and we are alone,” Bazi, a former ISIS hostage and now a priest at an Irbil refugee camp, lamented.

Bazi was joined by Irbil-based Dankha Joola, who pointed out that of the 2 million Christians who lived in Iraq before the war, fewer than 300,000 reside there today -- many victims of killings and kidnappings, others forced to leave their homes by radicals, Al Qaeda, and now ISIS.

Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus, which produced the 278-page document with IDC, hopes this report will help advance their cause.

"The evidence contained in this report as well as the evidence relied upon by the European Parliament fully support -- I would suggest compel -- the conclusion that reasonable grounds exist to believe the crime of genocide has been committed," Anderson said.

The report lists 1,131 Iraqi Christians killed between 2003 and June 9, 2014, including where they were killed and when. It also incorporates 24 pages of witness statements collected between February and March of this year, and nearly 200 documented attacks -- including destruction of property, sexual assaults, enslavement, torture, imprisonment and killing -- in Iraq, Syria and North Africa. Also included is a documenting of attacks on 125 Iraqi churches from 2003 to 2014.

The report also features a legal brief arguing that the crimes committed rise to the level of the Genocide Convention Implementation Act of 1987, and the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

The European Parliament in February already declared that genocide is taking place in the Middle East against Christians, Yazidis and other ethnic and religious minorities at the hands of the Islamic State.

"While we believe this to be the most comprehensive report on this subject to date, covering incidents in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Yemen, we continue to receive new reports and new evidence," Anderson said Thursday. But with new reports pouring in every day, he cautioned: "It may only be the tip of the iceberg."

There have been widespread reports of crucifixions, beheadings and kidnappings, with women and girls forced into marriages with ISIS fighters, or sold into sexual slavery. In Syria, Christians once accounted for 10 percent of the population, but today their numbers have declined to an estimated 1 million or less. Last summer, ISIS kidnapped nearly 300 Christians from Syrian villages and later ransomed them back for $100,000 per person. The money was raised by the Assyrian Christian diaspora.

On March 4, gunmen stormed a Catholic retirement home in Yemen and gunned down 16 people, including four Indian nuns affiliated with the order established by Mother Teresa. According to reports, the city of Aden where the attack occured has seen its Christian population flee.

While groups like the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic organization, press the administration to make the genocide designation, Congress is applying similar pressure.

There are bills with strong bipartisan support in both the House and Senate expressing the sense of Congress that those who commit or support violence against Christians and other ethnic minorities including Yazidis, Turkmen and Kurds for ethnic or religious reasons are committing genocide.

When pressed, Secretary of State John Kerry said in a recent House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing that “you have to get facts from the ground, more than just anecdotal.”

The Knights of Columbus say they were asked to conduct Thursday’s report by David Saperstein, ambassador at-large for religious freedom at the State Department, to give the administration the evidence “on the ground,” and hopes it will clarify matters in Foggy Bottom.

When asked on March 1 why the administration has yet to make the determination, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the word genocide “involves a very specific legal determination that has, at this point, not been reached.”

Advocates say this report proves the legal thresholds have been met, and then some.

“We think the legal question is met and I would reiterate that what is required by the statute is a finding of probable cause, which is not beyond a shadow of a doubt, it that there are reasonable grounds to believe that this crime has occurred and is occurring,” said Anderson, “and I think the facts in this report establish, compellingly, that there are reasonable grounds to believe this crime is being committed.”

The State Department did not return a request for comment, though administration officials have said they recognize and will work to address the violence against Christians and other groups regardless of the words used to describe it.

At least three presidential cadidates -- Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz on the Republican side, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side -- have called on the administration to designate this as a 'genocide.'

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/03/10/report-details-isis-atrocities-against-christians-presses-state-for-genocide-label.html?intcmp=hpbt3


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 14, 2016, 06:09:17 PM
ISIS member, an American citizen, surrenders in Iraq
Published March 14, 2016
FoxNews.com
(http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/world/2016/03/14/iraqi-general-palestinian-american-member-is-surrenders/_jcr_content/par/featured_image/media-0.img.jpg/876/493/1457968067349.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
March 14, 2016: This image made from video posted on Twitter by a Kurdish fighter shows a man that the Kurdish military says is an American member of the Islamic State group shortly after he turned himself in to Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq. (AP)

A Palestinian-American member of the Islamic State terror group has surrendered to an Iraqi Kurdish military unit in northern Iraq, a Kurdish general said Monday.

The individual was identified as Mohammed Jamal Amin, 27, from Virginia, a source in the Peshmerga forces told Fox News. Amin was born in Virginia to a Palestinian father and Iraqi mother from Mosul, the Turkish news agency Rudaw reported.

Maj. Gen. Feisal Helkani told The Associated Press that Amin surrendered on Monday morning at an inspection point near the town of Sinjar, which was retaken by Iraqi forces from ISIS militants late last year.

Helkani said Amin had been "lurking near the peshmerga lines" since late Sunday night, and his troops first tried to shoot him, assuming he was a would-be suicide bomber. 

"Then in the morning, he walked across and gave himself up," Helkani added.

Helkani said Amin was carrying with him a large amount of cash, three cellphones and three forms of identification, including a United States driver's license. He is currently being held by the peshmerga troops for interrogation.

Amin had mistaken Peshmerga territory for the Turkish border, a Peshmerga commander told Rudaw. The commander added that Amin had entered Syria from Turkey two months ago and traveled to Mosul in Iraq.

In neighboring Syria, meanwhile, Syrian Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State have told The Associated Press that they are seeing an increase in the number of ISIS members surrendering following recent territorial losses.

Iraqi forces have struggled to retake ground from the Islamic State, which despite a series of territorial losses in Iraq and Syria in the past six months, still controls large swaths of land in both countries.

In Iraq, ISIS has claimed responsibility for a series of suicide attacks that have killed more than 170 people over the past few weeks. Iraqi officials also say the group has launched a number of chemical weapons attacks.

Local officials in the town of Taza in Iraq's north say a recent attack injured more than 600 people. The attacks follow a string of advances by Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, including in the western city of Ramadi, which was declared fully "liberated" by Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition officials last month.

The extremist group also controls Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, as well as the city of Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/14/iraqi-general-palestinian-american-member-is-surrenders.html?intcmp=hpbt4


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: 240 is Back on March 15, 2016, 12:13:08 AM
Russia claims it is 'highly probable' ISIS are using chemical weapons in Syria after UN confirm deadly sarin gas has been detected in victims

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3385903/Russia-claims-highly-probable-ISIS-using-chemical-weapons-Syria-confirm-deadly-sarin-gas-detected-victims.html#ixzz3x37gFSk3

Trump said we should just let Russia handle Isis in Syria. 

And he's the front runner.  So he must be right. 


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 17, 2016, 09:50:23 AM
Imagine what would happen if we burned the Koran, or drew a cartoon picture of Mohammad, etc. 

Bible bonfire: ISIS video shows Christian books being destroyed, adds fuel to genocide debate
By Perry Chiaramonte  Published March 15, 2016 
FoxNews.com

Having driven the last Christian out of Mosul, ISIS has now released a chilling video showing a bonfire consuming a huge pile of Bibles and other Christian literature.

The video, entitled “Diwan of education destroys Christian instruction books in Mosul,” was made by ISIS’ “morality police,” the infamous Diwan Al-Hisbah, according to Christian Today. It comes as the U.S. is deliberating over whether to label the terrorist group’s actions in Iraq as genocide, a term that has important ramifications under international law.

“It’s another example that ISIS means what they say,” David Curry, CEO of Open Doors USA, told FoxNews.com. “That’s what makes the debate so powerful. They want elimination and they are very serious.”

While ISIS has killed, enslaved and displaced hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians, the destruction of religious materials could also be part of a genocide determination.

The House voted unanimously Monday to approve a resolution branding ISIS’ actions as genocide, which the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide defines in part as “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.”

‘This has always been genocide.The west has realized that they cannot deny it any longer.”

- David Curry, Open Doors USA
The State Department is under pressure to reach the same conclusion, which could obligate the U.S. to take action.

The video first surfaced last week and shows ISIS militants piling hundreds of books with crosses printed on the cover into a large fire at an unknown location in the northern Iraqi city.

“This video is the first specifically showing the burning of Christian books,” officials for the Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor team for the Middle East Media Research Institute said in a statement to FoxNews.com.

“It is in line with ISIS’ treatment of Christians, which MEMRI regularly monitors in ISIS publications. There is not any particularly new or recent trend in regard to ISIS’s treatment of Christians, which has been consistent in its statements and actions since ISIS declared its caliphate in 2014.”

Mosul, long considered a haven for Iraq’s Christian population, was overrun by militants in 2014. After the takeover, ISIS demanded that Christians convert to Islam, pay a tax known as a jizya, or flee the city. Although Mosul was once considered a center of Christianity in the region, all Christians are believed to be gone from the city.

The Christian population of Iraq has dropped from 1.5 million to 275,000 since ISIS established its caliphate.

“The stated purpose [of ISIS] to eliminate and force the Christians and Yazidi people out of the region,” Curry said. “They are succeeding. The Christian population in the region has greatly diminished.”

If U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry determines their actions amount to genocide, the UN could be forced to address the issue.

"This has always been genocide,” Curry told FoxNews.com. “The West has realized that they cannot deny it any longer.”

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/03/15/bible-bonfire-isis-video-shows-christian-books-being-destroyed-adds-fuel-to-genocide-debate.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 22, 2016, 10:19:59 AM
More from the JV team.

ISIS claims credit for Brussels attacks, as death toll reaches 31
Published March 22, 2016 
FoxNews.com

ISIS claimed credit for Tuesday morning’s rush-hour attacks in Brussels, which left at least 31 dead and more than 180 injured, and authorities in Belgium released a chilling surveillance photo that may show three of the bombers moments before explosions ripped through the European capital’s biggest airport.

The bombings, including at least two at Zaventum airport and another at a Metro Station near European Union headquarters, came four days after the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, the main remaining suspect from November’s attack in Paris, and sent Brussels into full lockdown mode. Hours later, a channel on the encrypted messaging app Telegram that is maintained by ISIS described the operation.

“Islamic State fighters carried out a series of bombings with explosive belts and devices on Tuesday, targeting an airport and a central metro station in the center of the Belgian capital Brussels, a country participating in the international coalition against the Islamic State,” the message read.

“Islamic State fighters opened fire inside Zaventem Airport, before several of them detonated their explosive belts, as a martyrdom bomber detonated his explosive belt in the Maalbeek metro station. The attacks resulted in more than 230 dead and wounded."

The attack at the airport killed at least 15 and left as many as 81 wounded. It was followed by a bombing moments later in a train station that killed at least 20.

“Islamic State fighters carried out a series of bombings with explosive belts and devices on Tuesday, targeting an airport and a central metro station in the center of the Belgian capital Brussels, a country participating in the international coalition against the Islamic State.”

- Message from ISIS claiming credit for attacks

(http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/world/2016/03/22/isis-claims-credit-for-brussels-attacks-as-death-toll-reaches-31/_jcr_content/article-text/article-par-3/images/image.img.jpg/880/558/1458663760960.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
Belgian authorities released a photo that showed three gloved men pushing carts in the airport, prior to reaching security checkpoints. In the image, two men on the left are wearing dark clothing and each sport a black glove on their left hand, which authorities believe could have been worn to hide suicide vest ignition devices.

At least one suicide vest was used during the airport attack, officials have said, and there were reports that authorities detonated an unexploded vest after the attack. The man on the right is wearing lighter clothing, no glove and a hat. Police may be hunting the man in the hat, according to The Telegraph.

This image was released on an ISIS-linked Telegram account shortly after the attacks in Brussels.

Witnesses said the airport attack, which occurred just after 8 a.m., was accompanied by shouts in Arabic and gunfire, and an unexploded suicide belt was reportedly found in the aftermath. Sources also said it was possible one or more of the explosions emanated from suitcase bombs packed with nails.

The claim of responsibility could not be corroborated by authorities, but ISIS has been known to use Telegram for its communications for most of the last year. Telegram is a digital messaging system invented by two Russian brothers now based in Berlin who boast their system encrypts content for storage and transmission. Unlike Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, Telegram does not suspend private accounts or cooperate with government intelligence agencies.

Also posted on the ISIS-linked site immediately after the bombing attacks was an image showing a city or a possible composite of several cities with a message warning “We are already in your city.”

“This image is from a new Telegram social media channel posted today after the attack,” said Veryan Khan, editorial director for the U.S.-based Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium.  “There is no caption, but the graphic appears to be a mixture of different cities, including the river in London’s Thames and the rest of the visuals appear to be other cities.”

 There is reason to be skeptical of the claim, said Ryan Mauro, national security analyst for the Clarion Project and professor of homeland security at Liberty University. He said messages and hashtags can be written very quickly after an attack.

 “It is so obvious that this is ISIS-related that ISIS accounts who knew nothing about the forthcoming attacks don't risk their credibility very much by claiming credit,” Mauro said.

Meanwhile, Belgium in particular and Europe in general  were reeling following the attack.

"What we feared has happened, we were hit by blind attacks," said Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.

"We are at war,” French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday. “We have been subjected for the last few months in Europe to acts of war."

The first two explosions rocked the departure hall at the Brussels airport shortly after 8 a.m. local time. Early reports placed the number of dead at 13, with as many as 81 wounded, although the death toll was later revised downward to 11.

Witnesses recounted a harrowing and chaotic scene.

“First there was one explosion. Everyone started to run and panic broke out. Then a second explosion was heard,” one witness told The Brussels Times about the airport explosion.

Zach Mouzoun, who arrived on a flight from Geneva about 10 minutes before the first blast, told BFM television that the second, louder explosion brought down ceilings and ruptured pipes, mixing water with blood from victims.

"It was atrocious. The ceilings collapsed," he said. "There was blood everywhere, injured people, bags everywhere."

"We were walking in the debris. It was a war scene," he said.

Marie-Odile Lognard, a traveler who was lining up in the departures hall for a flight to Abu Dhabi, told BFM television that people panicked after the first explosion about 65 feet from her and that a second explosion about 15 seconds later caused parts of the ceiling to collapse.

"I knew it was an explosion because I've been around explosions before," said Denise Brandt, an American woman interviewed by Sky television.

"I felt the explosion, the way it feels through your body. And we just looked at each other and I said 'let's go this way.' It was over there. There was just this instinct to get away from it. Then we saw people running, crying, toward us. So I knew we were going in the right direction and away from it. "

Amateur video shown on France's i-Tele television showed passengers -- including a child -- running with a backpack dashing out of the terminal in different directions as they tugged luggage. Belgian news channel RTBF reports a Kalashnikov rifle was found in the departure hall at the airport.

Marc Noel, 63, was about to board a Delta flight to Atlanta, to return to his home in Raleigh, N.C.

A Belgium native, Noel says he was in an airport shop buying automobile magazines when the first explosion occurred about 50 yards away.

"People were crying, shouting, children. It was a horrible experience," he told AP. He said his decision to buy the magazines might have saved his life. "I don't want to think about it, but I would probably have been in that place when the bomb went off."

Three Mormon missionaires, identified by the church as Richard Norby, 66; Joseph Empey, 20, and Mason Wells, 19, all of Utah, were the only Americans known to have been injured in the airport attack.

Moments later at the Metro station, another explosion was reported on a train that was stopped at the Maelbeek subway station, not far from the headquarters of the European Union. Ian McCafferty told The Irish Times he was just getting off the metro at the stop before Maelbeek around 8:20 a.m. when he heard a “loud muffled thud” but, because of construction at the metro, he “didn’t really think much of it.

“There was a large military presence and mass confusion,” he said. “People started to run. Some people were crying. The two stations are only a stone’s throw apart. We were the last train through the station before the blast.”

Rescue workers set up a makeshift treatment center in a local pub near the train station. Dazed and shocked morning travelers streamed from the metro entrances as police tried to set up a security cordon.

Brussels Mayor Yvan Majeur put the number of dead at the train station at 20, with more than 100 more injured.

Alexandre Brans, 32, who was wiping blood from his face, said: "The metro was leaving Maelbeek station when there was a really loud explosion. It was panic everywhere. There were a lot of people in the metro."

First responders ran through the street outside with two people on stretchers, their clothes badly torn.

The bombings in the European Union capital are certain to add new fire to the raging debate over refugees from Muslim nations where terrorist groups are active. Europe has taken in more than a million refugees, and terror groups including ISIS have said they are infiltrating the wave of migrants.

After his arrest on Friday, Abdeslam, who is suspected of taking part in the Nov. 13 Paris attack that killed 130 people, told authorities he had created a new network and was planning new attacks.

After Abdeslam's arrest and before Tuesday's attacks, authorities were frantically hunting a suspect identified as 24-year-old Najim Laachraoui, who allegedly traveled to Hungary with Abdeslam before the Paris attack on Nov. 13. It was unclear whether Laachraoui played any role in Tuesday's bombings, but prosecutors say Laachraoui played a key role in recruiting attackers for ISIS.

U.S. authorities were monitoring the situation, poised to assist in the investigation. A U.S. counter-terrorism source told Fox News the priority for investigators is identifying the suicide bomber or bombers through DNA because they cannot operate in isolation, and identifying them can lead to the broader network.

Speaking Havana, President Obama mentioned the attacks before giving prepared comments on the thawing relationship between the U.S. and Cuba. Obama called the attacks “outrageous,” and pledged that the thoughts and prayers of Americans are with the Belgian people.

“This is yet another reminder that the world must unite, we must be together, regardless of nationality or race or faith, in fighting the scourge of terrorism,” said Obama, who had also spoken to Michel by phone.

Belgium's interior minister announced that the terror threat was being raised to its maximum level. All flights were canceled and arriving planes and trains were diverted.

Authorities told people in Brussels to stay where they were, bringing the city to a standstill. Airport security was also tightened in Paris, London and other European cities. Flights due to land at Zaventem, which handles 21 million passengers a year, were sent to Antwerp, Liege, and Brussels Charleroi airports.

French President Francois Hollande said "terrorists struck Brussels but it was Europe that was targeted -- and all the world that is concerned," adding that "this war will be long."

Paris announced it would light the Eiffel Tower in the colors of the Belgian flag, and security around France's nuclear plants was reportedly increased, though no specific threat was cited.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/22/isis-claims-credit-for-brussels-attacks-as-death-toll-reaches-31.html?intcmp=hpbt1


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 23, 2016, 04:21:59 PM
 :-\

ISIS has sent 400 fighters to attack Europe, officials say
Published March 23, 2016
Associated Press

(http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/world/2016/03/23/is-trains-400-fighters-to-attack-europe-in-wave-bloodshed/_jcr_content/par/featured-media/media-0.img.jpg/876/493/1458774048977.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
Updated identifies Najim Laachraoui as the third Brussels bomber: graphic shows suspects in the Paris and Brussels attacks that are believed to be connected; 2c x 4 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 114 mm; (The Associated Press)
 
The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum carnage, officials have told The Associated Press.

The network of agile and semiautonomous cells shows the reach of the extremist group in Europe even as it loses ground in Syria and Iraq. The officials, including European and Iraqi intelligence officials and a French lawmaker who follows the jihadi networks, described camps in Syria, Iraq and possibly the former Soviet bloc where attackers are trained to attack the West. Before being killed in a police raid, the ringleader of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks claimed he had entered Europe in a multinational group of 90 fighters, who scattered "more or less everywhere."

But the biggest break yet in the Paris attacks investigation — the arrest on Friday of fugitive Salah Abdeslam— did not thwart the multipronged attack just four days later on the Belgian capital's airport and metro that left 31 people dead and an estimated 270 wounded. Three suicide bombers also died.

Just as in Paris, Belgian authorities were searching for at least one fugitive in Tuesday's attacks — this time for a man wearing a white jacket who was seen on airport security footage with the two suicide attackers. The fear is that the man, whose identity Belgian officials say is not known, will find Abdeslam's path instructive.

After fleeing Paris immediately after the November attacks, Abdeslam forged a new network back in his childhood neighborhood of Molenbeek, long known as a haven for jihadis, and renewed plotting, according to Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders.

"Not only did he drop out of sight, but he did so to organize another attack, with accomplices everywhere. With suicide belts. Two attacks organized just like in Paris. And his arrest, since they knew he was going to talk, it was a response: 'So what if he was arrested? We'll show you that it doesn't change a thing,'" said French Senator Nathalie Goulet, co-head of a commission tracking jihadi networks.

Estimates range from 400 to 600 Islamic State fighters trained specifically for external attacks, according to the officials, including Goulet. Some 5,000 Europeans have gone to Syria.

"The reality is that if we knew exactly how many there were, it wouldn't be happening," she said.

Two of the suicide bombers in Tuesday's attacks, brothers Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui, had no known extremist links until an apartment one of them rented was traced to Abdeslam last week, according to Belgian state broadcaster RTBF. Similarly, an Algerian killed inside that apartment on March 15 had nothing but a petty theft record in Sweden — but he'd signed up as an Islamic State suicide bomber for the group in 2014 and returned to Europe as part of the Nov. 13 plot.

In claiming responsibility, the Islamic State group described a "secret cell of soldiers" dispatched to Brussels for the purpose. The shadowy cells were confirmed by Europol — the EU police agency which said in a late January report that intelligence officials believed the group had "developed an external action command trained for special forces-style attacks."

French speakers with links to North Africa, France and Belgium appear to be leading the units and are responsible for developing attack strategies in Europe, said a European security official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about briefing material. He is also familiar with interrogations of former fighters who have returned to Europe. Some were jailed after leaving IS while others were kicked out of the terror group. The fighters include Muslims and Muslim converts from all across Europe.

Fighters in the units are trained in battleground strategies, explosives, surveillance techniques and counter surveillance, the security official said.

"The difference is that in 2014, some of these IS fighters were only being given a couple weeks of training," he said. "Now the strategy has changed. Special units have been set up. The training is longer. And the objective appears to no longer be killing as many people as possible but rather to have as many terror operations as possible, so the enemy is forced to spend more money or more in manpower. It's more about the rhythm of terror operations now."

Similar methods had been developed by al-Qaida but IS has taken it to a new level, he said. Another difference with these "external operation" units is that fighters are being trained to be their own operators — not necessarily to be beholden to specific orders from the IS stronghold in Raqqa, Syria, or elsewhere.

In the case of Tuesday's attacks, Abdeslam's arrest may have been a trigger for a plot that was already far along.

"This was not put together as a response to the arrest. However the timing of what has happened over the last few days has maybe hurried up the planning and execution," said Magnus Ranstorp, a Swedish security analyst. "I see the link to the environments either in France or in Belgium. Whether they're logistically linked ... they're probably part of the same batch of extremists that have come out of Syria."

Several security officials have said there is growing evidence to suggest the bulk of the training is taking place in Syria, Libya and elsewhere in North Africa.

"To pull off an attack of this sophistication, you need training, planning, materials and a landscape," said Shiraz Maher, a senior research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation in London.

Maher has conducted extensive interviews with foreign fighters. The research center, based at Kings College in London, has one of the largest databases of fighters and their networks.

"Even if they worked flat out, the attackers in Brussels would have needed at least four days," Maher said.

The question for many intelligence and security officials is now turning to just how many more fighters have been trained and are ready for more attacks.

A senior Iraqi intelligence official who was not authorized to speak publicly said people from the cell that carried out the Paris attacks are scattered across Germany, Britain, Italy, Denmark and Sweden. Recently, a new group crossed in from Turkey, the official said.

The latest new name to surface this week, Najim Laachraoui, turned out to be the bombmaker who made the suicide vests used in the Paris attacks, according to French and Belgian officials. Attackers used an explosive known as Triacetone Triperoxide, or TATP, made from common household chemicals. DNA evidence indicates he died on Tuesday in the suicide attack on the airport, two officials briefed on the investigation told AP.

Fifteen kilos of TATP were found in an apartment linked to the Brussels attackers, along with other explosive material.

The unidentified man seen on security footage wearing a white jacket and black hat at the Brussels airport on Tuesday remains at large, a fugitive link in a chain still being forged.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/23/is-trains-400-fighters-to-attack-europe-in-wave-bloodshed.html?intcmp=hpbt1


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 24, 2016, 08:08:18 PM
I feel safer already.

Obama: Defeat ISIS 'By Saying You Are Not Strong, You Are Weak'
2:06 PM, MAR 23, 2016
By DANIEL HALPER

President Obama has a new way to defeat the Islamic State: by telling the terror organization they are weak. Obama revealed his strategy at a press conference today in Argentina.

“It is very important for us to not respond with fear. As I said, that's hard to do because we see the impact in such an intimate way with the attacks that they make," Obama said at a press conference.

"But we defeat them in part by saying you are not strong, you are weak. We send a message to those who might be inspired by them to say you are not going to change our values of liberty and openness and the respect of all people. And I mentioned at the baseball game yesterday, one of my proudest moments as president was watching Boston respond after the Boston marathon attack."

http://www.weeklystandard.com/obama-defeat-isis-by-saying-you-are-not-strong-you-are-weak/article/2001691

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfP4uY6Z1-s


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: TuHolmes on March 24, 2016, 08:52:12 PM
His statement is valid, in the sense that terrorism only works if  you let it, but you still have to DO something.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: avxo on March 24, 2016, 09:41:20 PM
His statement is valid, in the sense that terrorism only works if  you let it, but you still have to DO something.

Yes, his statement is valid - we should not allow ISIS to terrorize us even when their plans succeed. We should not change our way of life under the weight of the ISIS threat.

But, at the same time, it's not enough to stand our ground, unafraid and resolute. These are brutes who don't understand reason or share our values. These are thugs that understand one thing: force.

They chose to initiate force against us, and force is the only thing they understand. So we (and I don't mean just the United States when I say "we" here) need to show them force so overwhelming so that they are not only annihilated, but so that anyone thinking of initiating violence against the world in the future will know they're facing certain doom.

If it takes dropping conventional bombs for weeks or months, that's what it takes. If it takes an invasion, that's what it takes. And if it takes one or more nuclear weapons, then that's what it takes.

The world must make it clear that we will not tolerate this any longer and that even if we did not start it, we will end if.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 28, 2016, 09:11:55 AM
American wife of Air Force colonel confirmed killed in Brussels terror attack after New York siblings also identified as being among the dead
By CHRIS PLEASANCE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
26 March 2016

The American wife of an Air Force colonel has been confirmed among the 34 people killed during the terror attack in Belgium this week.

The woman, whose name was not revealed, died during a triple suicide bombing in Brussels at Zaventem Airport and a train station in the neighborhood of Molenbeek, sources told Fox News.

It was not immediately clear whether the woman was at the airport or the train station. She is one of two Americans believed to have been killed in the attacks.

The news comes after the family of Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski, siblings who were from Holland but had been living in New York, confirmed they were also killed during the bombing.

The siblings were on the phone to their mother in Holland from Zaventem Airport when the first explosions were heard and the line went dead.
Relatives had been preparing for the worst after a list of survivors' names was released, and neither of their names appeared.

On Friday the family released a statement saying: 'We received confirmation this morning from Belgian authorities and the Dutch Embassy of the positive identification of the remains of Alexander and Sascha.

'We are grateful to have closure on this tragic situation, and are thankful for the loving support, thoughts and prayers from all.'

Earlier Friday, U.S. officials said that two Americans had been confirmed dead, but did not reveal their identities.

An official told ABC News that the victims were the spouses of 'official' U.S. personnel.

Among the other Americans that remain missing after the attacks are married couple Justin and Stephanie Shults from Kentucky, who were working as accountants in Belgium.

James Cain, the former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark whose daughter Cameron was engaged to Alexander Pinczowski, released a statement on behalf of the family on Friday.

'We received confirmation this morning from Belgian Authorities and the Dutch Embassy of the positive identification of the remains of Alexander and Sascha.
'We are grateful to have closure on this tragic situation, and are thankful for the thoughts and prayers from all. The family is in the process of making arrangements,' the statement read. 

Duration Time 0:42
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/03/25/11/328BE4C100000578-3509118-image-m-6_1458904940086.jpg)
The news comes after siblings Alexander (left) and Sascha Pinczowski (right), who were born Dutch but grew up in New York, were confirmed dead in the Brussels airport attack
New York siblings Sascha (pictured)  and Alexander Pinczowski were at Brussels Airport at the time of the two explosions inside a terminal


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/03/26/05/3277AB2B00000578-0-New_York_siblings_Sascha_pictured_and_Alexander_Pinczowski_were_-a-66_1458970182375.jpg)
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/03/26/05/3285A2C600000578-0-image-m-65_1458970170676.jpg)
The siblings were catching a flight back to the U.S. on Tuesday and were on the phone with their mother when the first explosions happened, causing the line to go dead

Cain, who now lives in Raleigh, Virginia, remembered Alexander as a 'brilliant young man' who was clever and 'intimidatingly smart'.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the blasts at Brussels Airport and a metro station, which have killed 34 in total and injured more than 270 people.

Alexander Pinczowski was living in New York with his girlfriend, and his sister Sascha was splitting her time between America and Europe after graduating from Marymount Manhattan College with a degree in business last May.

She reportedly had plans to settle permanently in Manhattan at the time of her death.

According to her Facebook page, Sascha was originally from the seaside town of  Vouliagmeni in Greece.

Their father lives in the Netherlands and traveled to Brussels to aid in the search when his children were first reported missing.

In the wake of their deaths, tributes to the Pinczowski siblings have been flooding social media sites.

Arielle Parker, who works at a New York law firm and attended high school with Sascha in Germany, told Daily Mail Online that she was 'a bright light and a joy of a person'.

'She was always herself and lived life to the fullest. We lost a beautiful person inside and out,' Parker said. 

While the total death count remains unconfirmed, many are still recorded as missing, and up to a dozen Americans are said to be injured, according to U.S officials.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/03/23/11/327C0E0300000578-3505307-image-a-1_1458732265106.jpg)
At least two Americans remain missing. Stephanie and Justin Shults (pictured) had just dropped Mrs Shults' mother off at the airport when the first attack happened and they haven't been seen since

Among the missing are Stephanie and Justin Shults from Lexington Kentucky, who are currently living in Brussels and working as accountants.
The couple had just dropped Stephanie's mother Carolyn Moore at the airport when the first blasts went off.

While Moore survived the attack and has been in contact with family back home, her daughter and son-in-law have not been seen or heard from since and their phones keep going to voicemail.

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Brussels on Friday to meet with the Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.

'The United States is praying and grieving with you for the loved ones of those cruelly taken from us, including Americans, and for the many who were injured in these despicable attacks,' Kerry said.

He also renewed vows to continue the fight against ISIS, which has claimed responsibility for the attack.

'We - all of us representing countless nationalities - have a message for those who inspired or carried out the attacks here or in Paris, or Ankara, or Tunis, or San Bernardino, or elsewhere: We will not be intimidated. We will not be deterred.

'We will come back with greater resolve - with greater strength - and we will not rest until we have eliminated your nihilistic beliefs and cowardice from the face of the Earth,' Kerry said.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3510237/American-wife-Air-Force-colonel-confirmed-killed-Brussels-terror-attack-New-York-siblings-identified-dead.html#ixzz44DLm19p7


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 28, 2016, 11:48:21 AM
The women marked for death by Islamic fatwa face threats with fear, courage
By  Hollie McKay 
Published March 28, 2016
FoxNews.com

Twenty-seven years ago, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini called for the death of a British author, giving new fame to Salman Rushdie and infamy to the term “fatwa.”

Rushdie, whose “The Satanic Verses” had been deemed offensive to Muslims, remains threatened by the Islamic decree, but six American women who lack the resources of a best-selling author also have been marked for death by Muslim leaders. Some have been driven from their homes and jobs and even forced to live the rest of their lives in hiding, with little hope that the fatwa will be lifted.

“It is not safe, of course, not even in the West, for anyone who has a fatwa of death issued against them,” Nonie Darwish told FoxNews.com.

“I just look over my shoulder in the parking lot.”

- Raheel Raza, subject of fatwa

Darwish, an Egyptian-born U.S. citizen who was born Muslim and later converted to Christianity, spoke out against radical Islam following the 9/11 attacks. She has since been the subject of multiple fatwas issued by various Islamic clerics. Like others who bear a price on their heads, Darwish stays below the radar, and constantly looks over her shoulder.

“There are constant attempts to silence us by many Islamic organizations,” she said. “We are the No. 1 target of jihadists and ISIS sympathizers who are now in all 50 states.”

Ayaa Hirsi Ali has lived under a fatwa for years for speaking out against abuses of women in Muslim society. (Reuters)
 
Darwish is cut off from her family in Egypt, which disapproved of her decision to speak out. She has published several books, including “The Devil We Don’t Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East,” and is the founder and president of “Arabs for Israel.”

Molly Norris was a respected newspaper cartoonist in 2010, when Comedy Central censored a “South Park” episode that featured the prophet of Islam, Muhammad, amid outrage from extremists. Norris fought back with free speech, but it cost her her career.

Norris drew a cartoon of the religious figure, whom Islamist scholars believe must never be portrayed, on various items such as a teacup, a thimble and a domino. Her work was never formally published, but images went viral on the Internet and helped promote “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day.”

Suddenly, Norris was deluged with death threats. Influential U.S.-born Muslim cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki issued a fatwa calling for her death a year before he was killed by a U.S drone strike in Yemen.

Raza admits looking over her shoulder, but tries not to live in fear. (HonorDiaries.com)
 
Former FBI counter-terrorism agent David Gomez, who handled Norris’ case from the Seattle field office at the time, told FoxNews.com that the bureau advised Norris of the “very legitimate” threats against her. The bureau stopped short of telling Gomez to go underground, but advised her to take certain precautions, including changing her appearance.

Norris opted to disappear, leaving her job and home and cutting off communication with friends and neighbors.

“Molly really took the advice to heart,” Gomez said. “She really went dark.”

A source told FoxNews.com that Norris is alive and living a new, quiet life in an undisclosed location and that the decision to completely disappear was spurred by fear for the lives of her loved ones. However, many argue she was hardly given a choice.

Nonie Darwish was marked for death after converting to Christianity and speaking out against violence within Islam.
 
“People are shocked to realize a journalist inside the U.S. could be forced into hiding by radical Islam,” said author Larry Kelley, founder of the Free Molly Norris Foundation. “This issue is a really big one as far as our freedoms are concerned.

Kelley’s foundation has raised an undisclosed sum and hopes to give it to Norris to help her get by, but hasn’t been able to get in touch with her.

And the fatwa against Norris has not faded. She was again spotlighted three years ago in Al Qaeda’s “Inspire” magazine on its “Wanted: Dead or Alive for Crimes Against Islam” list alongside the likes of Rushdie and French cartoonist Stephane Charbonnier, known for his irreverent drawings of Muhammad.

The fatwa against Charbonnier ended Jan. 7, 2015, when two Muslim fanatics stormed the offices of his employer, the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, and killed him and 11 others.  If Norris had thought about resurfacing, the attack surely gave her new pause.

“I do hope she is okay,” said Mark Baumgarten, Norris’ old editor at Seattle Weekly. “But I have no way of knowing.”

Fatwas are not empty threats, according to experts. Many subjects in addition to Charbonnier have been killed by fanatics who believe they win eternal favor by making good on the threats. Egyptian academic  Forag Foda, who wrote in defense of secularism and Western values, was assassinated in 1992 after a fatwa from Sheikh Gad al-Haq Ali Gad al-Haq, who at the time was the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Egypt’s highest authority in Sunni Islamic thought and Islamic jurisprudence.

After the order went out against Rushdie, the British-Indian author hired armed guards, traveled under a phony name, wore disguises and rarely saw his own son. Stores that sold his books were burned and the Japanese translator of “The Satanic Verses” was murdered.

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini died in 1989, but his fatwa against Rushdie did not. (Reuters)
 
Just last month, 40 state-run Iranian media outlets added a reported $600,000 to the near $4 million bounty for Rushdie’s head and renewed calls for his death.

“Depending on the issue, a fatwa could be permanent or temporary. In the case of established principles like respecting prophet, it is permanent,” Daniel Akbari, an Islamic scholar and Shariah-certified lawyer for the Supreme Court of Iran, now an adjunct professor of law at St. Mary’s University in Texas, told FoxNews.com. “Going underground and living secretly is the first step the targets of fatwa take to avoid the life-threatening danger that could even threaten the life of their families. They have to limit the number of people they used to socialize with and in many cases leave their jobs.”

Fatwas were traditionally issued by muftis, who are very high-ranking imams. But in recent times, less respected scholars and figures with less credibility and followers have begun issuing fatwas.

Pamela Geller, co-founder of the controversial anti-Muslim extremist American Freedom Defense Initiative, is believed to have been the target of two men who tried to storm a “Draw Muhammad” cartoon competition in Garland, Texas, last year. She had already been threatened with death from various Islamist groups, including ISIS.

Geller has defiantly lived under Islamist death threats since at least 2006, when her blog, Atlas Shrugs, reprinted cartoon images of Muhammad originally published by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. Geller organized a "Draw the Prophet" cartoon contest held May 3, 2015, at the same site in Texas where a Muslim group had months earlier held a "Stand With the Prophet" event.

Two Muslim extremists were killed in a shootout with a Garland Independent School District police officer outside the event.

Geller is believed to have been the target of an attack last year in Garland, Texas.

“I was their prime target,” Gellar told FoxNews.com. “Muslims have called for my death and published on Twitter what they think is my home address. Shortly after the Garland event, ISIS issued a formal fatwa calling for my death.”

A month later, a 26-year-old Muslim man, Usaamah Rahim, was killed by Boston police after charging at them with a military knife. After his death, police revealed that Rahim was an ISIS follower who had planned to behead Geller in retaliation for her Muhammad art exhibit.

Gellar’s strong stance against radical Islam has angered more than just Muslims. She was denied entry into the UK in 2013 as “not conducive to the public good” and has been branded a bigot by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Geller, who lives in New York City under constant guard, said she will never give up her campaign to warn the world about radical Islam.

“I take nothing for granted. I’m aware of the risks,” Geller noted. “But I would rather die standing up than on my knees.”

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born, Dutch-American, routinely calls for a reformation of Islam, asserting that “we cannot get away from the reality that there is something within Islam that inspires, incites and mobilizes millions of people to engage in what our president euphemistically calls ‘violent extremism.’”

In 2004, Ali worked with Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh on a highly contentious short movie “Submission” regarding the subjugation of women under Islam. Death threats against the pair ran rampant and Van Gogh was soon murdered in the streets of Amsterdam, a note pinned to his body promising that Ali would be next.

Now a fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Ali, whose latest book, “Heretic,” was released last year, continues to rail against what she sees as the injustice of Islam.

Theo van Gogh, the great-grandson of Vincent van Gogh's brother, was killed by a Muslim fanatic in 2004 after working with Ali on the short film "Submission," which criticized the treatment of women in Islam. (Reuters)
 
Like Ali, Raheel Raza left her Islamic homeland and discovered freedom in North America. Twenty-eight years ago, she moved with her husband and two children from Pakistan to Canada, where she is an activist for the rights of Muslim women.

“I am most passionate about human rights and women’s rights in the Muslim world,” the Karachi University graduate and author of “Their Jihad, Not My Jihad: A Muslim Canadian Woman Speaks Out” said.

Her efforts, which include advocating for a burka ban, mixed-gender prayers for Muslims and opposiong plans to build a Muslim community center near New York’s Ground Zero, have yielded death threats, hate mail and a fatwa.

Raza does not have personal bodyguards, and is not provided protection by the Canadian government.

“Many people get full-time security, but I just leave it in God’s hands to protect me,” she told FoxNews.com. “If I allow myself to be afraid I can’t do the work I do, so I don’t wallow in the luxury of fear.

“I just look over my shoulder in the parking lot,” she said.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/03/28/women-marked-for-death-by-islamic-fatwa-face-threats-with-fear-courage.html?intcmp=hpbt1


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on April 01, 2016, 01:22:54 PM
Dos Equis approved.   :)

Pentagon to ISIS Leader: 'Justice Will Look Like a Hellfire Missile'
(http://www.newsmax.com/CMSPages/GetFile.aspx?guid=ac878997-ffdf-40f3-8c50-56b7c2ffb0a0&SiteName=Newsmax&maxsidesize=600)
Image: Pentagon to ISIS Leader: 'Justice Will Look Like a Hellfire Missile'  U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo) 
By Joe Crowe   |    Friday, 01 Apr 2016
 
The Pentagon issued a stern warning Friday to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi: We will find you and you "will taste justice."

Army Col. Steve Warren, military spokesman in Baghadad, said this at a press conference, adding that he knew al-Baghdadi has been moving between Syria and Iraq, the Washington Times reports.

"I don't know if that justice will look like a Hellfire missile or it will look like a dark prison cell."

The U.S. has had some success with eliminating ISIS leaders, Warren said, and listed Abu Musab Zarqawi, who was killed in a bomb strike in 2006. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said that ISIS' finance minister Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli had been killed, according to a March 25 report on CNN.

Baghdadi orchestrated suicide bombings in Iraq after U.S. forces left in 2011. When civil war broke out in Syria, he captured territory there and began to form the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL.

"He was once a normal person," Baghdadi's ex-wife Saja el-Dulaimi said, in a report in the Washington Post.

"Whether we take them off and slam them into a dark cell somewhere or put a Hellfire missile at his location, either one of those would make us equally happy," said Warren.

"This is a terrorist who has to go," said Warren. "We're in the business of taking terrorists off the battlefield.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/pentagon-isis-steven-warren-warning/2016/04/01/id/721891/#ixzz44bm7OGNK


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Pray_4_War on April 01, 2016, 05:26:02 PM
Dos Equis approved.   :)
 
The Pentagon issued a stern warning Friday to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi: We will find you and you "will taste justice."

Army Col. Steve Warren, military spokesman in Baghadad, said this at a press conference, adding that he knew al-Baghdadi has been moving between Syria and Iraq, the Washington Times reports.

"I don't know if that justice will look like a Hellfire missile or it will look like a dark prison cell."

The U.S. has had some success with eliminating ISIS leaders, Warren said, and listed Abu Musab Zarqawi, who was killed in a bomb strike in 2006. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said that ISIS' finance minister Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli had been killed, according to a March 25 report on CNN.

Baghdadi orchestrated suicide bombings in Iraq after U.S. forces left in 2011. When civil war broke out in Syria, he captured territory there and began to form the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL.

"He was once a normal person," Baghdadi's ex-wife Saja el-Dulaimi said, in a report in the Washington Post.

"Whether we take them off and slam them into a dark cell somewhere or put a Hellfire missile at his location, either one of those would make us equally happy," said Warren.

"This is a terrorist who has to go," said Warren. "We're in the business of taking terrorists off the battlefield.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/pentagon-isis-steven-warren-warning/2016/04/01/id/721891/#ixzz44bm7OGNK

Hell m0therfuckin' yeah.  Pulverize that shitstain and his whole crew.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: TuHolmes on April 02, 2016, 10:12:00 AM
Hell m0therfuckin' yeah.  Pulverize that shitstain and his whole crew.

Agreed.

Time to end this shit.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 09, 2016, 12:13:15 PM
ISIS reportedly executes 7-year-old boy for cursing while playing with friends
Published May 09, 2016
FoxNews.com

Islamic State militants reportedly shot and killed a 7-year-old Syrian boy reportedly in front of his sobbing parents, all because he let a few curse words slip out of his mouth.

The execution took place Thursday in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, ARA News reported, citing rights activists and witnesses.

An activist told the news agency that the boy was arrested “after they heard him ‘cursing divinity’ while playing in the street with his friends.”

The activist quoted an ISIS member of Islamic court as saying “the act was considered an insult to the Caliphate, regardless of the age of the boy.”

The ISIS-led Shariah Court sentenced the boy to death, and he was killed in a public square in front of a crowd of hundreds, including his parents, who collapsed after authorities shot him, witnesses told ARA News.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/05/09/isis-reportedly-executes-7-year-old-boy-for-cursing-while-playing-with-friends.html?intcmp=hpbt2


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: whork on May 10, 2016, 03:33:54 AM
Dos Equis approved.   :)

Pentagon to ISIS Leader: 'Justice Will Look Like a Hellfire Missile'
(http://www.newsmax.com/CMSPages/GetFile.aspx?guid=ac878997-ffdf-40f3-8c50-56b7c2ffb0a0&SiteName=Newsmax&maxsidesize=600)
Image: Pentagon to ISIS Leader: 'Justice Will Look Like a Hellfire Missile'  U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo) 
By Joe Crowe   |    Friday, 01 Apr 2016
 
The Pentagon issued a stern warning Friday to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi: We will find you and you "will taste justice."

Army Col. Steve Warren, military spokesman in Baghadad, said this at a press conference, adding that he knew al-Baghdadi has been moving between Syria and Iraq, the Washington Times reports.

"I don't know if that justice will look like a Hellfire missile or it will look like a dark prison cell."

The U.S. has had some success with eliminating ISIS leaders, Warren said, and listed Abu Musab Zarqawi, who was killed in a bomb strike in 2006. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said that ISIS' finance minister Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli had been killed, according to a March 25 report on CNN.

Baghdadi orchestrated suicide bombings in Iraq after U.S. forces left in 2011. When civil war broke out in Syria, he captured territory there and began to form the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL.

"He was once a normal person," Baghdadi's ex-wife Saja el-Dulaimi said, in a report in the Washington Post.

"Whether we take them off and slam them into a dark cell somewhere or put a Hellfire missile at his location, either one of those would make us equally happy," said Warren.

"This is a terrorist who has to go," said Warren. "We're in the business of taking terrorists off the battlefield.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/pentagon-isis-steven-warren-warning/2016/04/01/id/721891/#ixzz44bm7OGNK

Now we are talking :)


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 10, 2016, 03:59:27 PM
ISIS 'Kill Lists' Target Average Americans
Lydia Tomkiw
(http://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/BBsSBPk.img?h=411&w=728&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f&x=1869&y=566)


The names of average Americans have begun to appear on “kill lists” published by supporters of the Islamic State group, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

The long lists from sympathizers of the group also known as ISIS contain the names, home addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of average Americans who reportedly have no links to the U.S. government. ISIS has encouraged its members and supporters to target people named on the lists.

Authorities have notified the people whose names have been included, but remain unsure if the lists pose a serious threat or are meant to be used as scare tactics by the terror group. More than 2,000 New Yorkers were named on one list released at the end of April by the United Cyber Caliphate while approximately 1,500 Texans were named on another. Those named on the New York list included stay at home mothers and media executives.

“They’re putting out the lists that they are finding online and they’re sending it to their followers and they are saying these are good people for you to attack,” Thomas Galati, chief of intelligence for the New York Police Department, told the Wall Street Journal. “You can’t discount it.”

ISIS Suspects by State | InsideGov

ISIS has issued “kill lists” through its social media channels for more than a year, but authorities said the length of the lists has increased and targets have shifted from people with links to the government and military to average citizens. No person named by ISIS on its lists in the U.S. has been killed.

The U.S. has been fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria since 2014 primarily through airstrikes as part of a coalition effort. Government officials said last month that the number of ISIS members has significantly decreased.

“In fact, we assess Daesh’s numbers are the lowest they’ve been since we began monitoring their manpower in 2014,” said Deputy U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken before the U.S. Senate in April using another name to refer to ISIS.

The CIA estimated in 2014 that as many as 31,500 ISIS fighters were on the ground in Iraq and Syria. The group has successfully utilized social media to communicate with its followers and attract recruits. Studies have estimated as many as 20,000 foreign fighters have joined ISIS with as many as 4,000 recruits coming from Western Europe.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/isis-kill-lists-target-average-americans/ar-BBsSGS0?form=prhptp


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 09, 2016, 12:28:26 PM
Yazidi girls burned alive for refusing to have sex with ISIS captors
By Fox News
June 7, 2016

(https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/feature-1.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=664&h=441&crop=1)
This skull was found on Feb. 3, 2015, in a mass grave containing members of the Yazidi community killed by ISIS near the Iraqi village of Sinuni. Photo: Getty Images
 
Nineteen Iraqi Yazidi girls who refused to have sex with their Islamic State captors were placed in iron cages and burned alive in front of a crowd of hundreds in Mosul on Thursday, activists and witnesses say.

“The 19 girls were burned to death, while hundreds of people were watching,” a witness told ARA News. “Nobody could do anything to save them from the brutal punishment.”

ISIS took the girls — and thousands of others — as sex slaves after overtaking a northern Iraqi region they called home in August 2014.

(https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/28.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=300&strip=all)
Modal TriggerAn Iraqi Yazidi woman rests in a Kurdish camp after fleeing from ISIS after the terror group advanced into Iraq in August 2014.Photo: Getty Images

“They were punished for refusing to have sex with ISIS militants,” local activist Abdullah al-Malla told ARA News.

Human Rights Watch and the United Nations have called on ISIS to release the girls, citing human rights abuses.

“The longer they are held by ISIS, the more horrific life becomes for Yazidi women, bought and sold, brutally raped, their children torn from them,” said Skye Wheeler, a women’s rights emergencies researcher at Human Rights Watch, according to ARA News.

The Kurdistan Regional Government estimates that ISIS in Iraq and Syria is holding 1,800 abducted women and girls, while the UN puts the number at 3,500 Yazidis.

Some of the girls have even been put up for sale on social media platforms, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute.

http://nypost.com/2016/06/07/yazidi-girls-burned-alive-for-refusing-to-have-sex-with-isis-captors/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPFacebook&utm_medium=SocialFlow


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 13, 2016, 12:48:46 PM
Senseless tragedy, possibly aided by political correctness. 

Former co-worker says Orlando gunman was 'unhinged and unstable', went on racist, misogynistic rants
Published June 13, 2016
FoxNews.com
 
EDITOR'S NOTE: Orlando's mayor on Monday revised the death toll in the nightclub shooting to 49, from 50. The 50th body was identified as gunman Omar Mateen.

The gunman who killed at least 50 people at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday was described by a former colleague as an "unhinged and unstable" person who repeatedly made racist, misogynist and homophobic remarks.

Daniel Gilroy, a former police officer, worked as a security officer with G4S Security at the PGA Village complex in Port St. Lucie. Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen worked the shift right after Gilroy at the complex's south gate.

Gilroy described Mateen as a devout Muslim who brought a prayer mat to work and prayed several times a day.

"There was never a moment where he didn't have anger and rage," Gilroy told "The Kelly File". "And he was always loud and cursing. And anytime a female or a black person came by, he would use horrible words."

On one occasion, Gilroy said, Mateen told him, "I would just like to kill all those [n-words]" after a conversation between Mateen and a black man. "A few times he mentioned homosexuals and Jewish people," Gilroy said, "but we didn't deal with them quite as often, so it was mostly women and blacks, because those were the people in front of us."

Gilroy told Florida Today that he complained to his superiors several times about Mateen, but they refused to take action because, Gilroy claimed, Mateen was Muslim. Gilroy said he quit G4S in 2015 after Mateen began sending him dozens of harassing text and phone messages per day.

"Everything he said was toxic," Gilroy told the paper, "and the company wouldn't do anything. This guy was unhinged and unstable. He talked of killing people."

PGA Village resident Eleanora Dori, however, described Mateen to Florida Today as "very polite" and "always a gentleman."

"You would never ever think that he would have done anything like this," she told the paper. "Scary, scary. Very scary."

In a statement late Sunday, G4S said Mateen had worked for the company since 2007 and had passed a company screening and background check twice, once when he was hired and again in 2013.

"In 2013, we learned that Mateen had been questioned by the FBI but that the inquiries were subsequently closed," the statement read in part. "We were not made aware of any alleged connections between Mateen and terrorist activities, and were unaware of any further FBI investigations."

Meanwhile, it emerged late Sunday that Mateen had sent a Facebook friend request to the owner of another gay club last week, raising the possibility that he may have considered targeting other LGBT nightspots in the area.

Micah Bass, the owner of the M Hotel and the Revere nightclub, told the East Orlando Post that Mateen sent him the friend request late last week.

Bass told The New York Times that he recognized Mateen's picture after he had been identified as the shooter at the Pulse nightclub early Sunday.

"I saw the picture and said ‘That guy tried to friend me," Bass said.

Bass said he deleted Mateen's friend request after noticing that his friends had Arabic writing on their Facebook pages. Bass said that because there are not many Arabic speakers in the gay subculture, he believed the friend request to have been a mistake.

Bass and his business partner had closed Revere Thursday, and planned to only make it available for private events.

"I feel terrible," Bass told the Times. “I’m hoping that my staff didn’t end up at Pulse."

"If we had not closed for restructuring ... We very well could have been the target this weekend," Bass said. He added that he had notified the FBI about Mateen's social media activity and was examining video footage to determine whether the gunman or any possible accomplices visited the club in recent weeks.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/06/13/former-co-worker-says-orlando-gunman-was-unhinged-and-unstable-went-on-racist-misogynistic-rants.html?intcmp=hpbt1


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 14, 2016, 03:36:53 PM
Obama unleashes on GOP critics over 'radical Islam' term
Published June 14, 2016
FoxNews.com

After years of brushing off criticism for avoiding the term “radical Islam,” President Obama fired a point-blank broadside Tuesday at his critics, calling the debate a “political distraction” that will do nothing to combat terrorism.

Speaking from the White House during what was expected to be an update for the public on the fight against the Islamic State, Obama lit into his critics and specifically presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Their criticism has mounted in the wake of the Orlando terror attack, which Obama declined to publicly link to radical Islam.

“Calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away. … There’s no magic to the phrase of radical Islam,” Obama countered Tuesday. “It’s a political talking point.”

Trump and Capitol Hill Republicans swiftly pushed back on the president's remarks.

Trump said Obama "claims to know our enemy, and yet he continues to prioritize our enemy over our allies, and for that matter, the American people."

He also said: "When I am president, it will always be America first."

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., said earlier: “With all due respect Mr. President, you’re wrong. ... Telling the truth about violent Islam is a prerequisite to a strategy -- a strategy you admitted you don’t have. It is the commander-in-chief’s duty to actually identify our enemies and to help the American people understand the challenge of violent Islam.”

Obama, though, went on to warn of a slippery slope in this debate, citing Trump’s call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration – a proposal many in Trump’s party do not support, including House Speaker Paul Ryan.

“We don’t have religious tests here,” Obama said, without attacking Trump by name. But answering one of Trump’s most frequent accusations, the president said his reluctance to use the phrase “radical Islam” has “nothing to do with political correctness and everything to do with actually defeating extremism.”

He said groups like ISIS “want to claim that they are the true leaders of over a billion Muslims … who reject their crazy notions,” and a move to single out Muslims in America “betrays the very values America stands for.”

A day earlier, during a speech in New Hampshire, Trump had doubled down on his call for a Muslim immigration ban.

“It we don’t get tough, and we don’t get smart -- and fast -- we’re not going to have a country anymore. There will be nothing left,” Trump said.

Ryan, however, said Tuesday he does not support that proposal. "I do not think a Muslim ban is in our country's interest," Ryan said. "I do not think it is reflective of our principles, not just as a party but as a country."

Before tackling the “radical Islam” debate, Obama was speaking at the White House Tuesday to deliver a status report to the public on the fight against the Islamic State, after meeting with his National Security Council.

He claimed that campaign is making gains and ISIS is “on defense.”

A day earlier, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton also claimed ISIS is losing ground in Iraq and Syria -- but addressed other concerns about the group’s reach.

“As ISIS loses actual ground in Iraq and Syria, it will seek to stage more attacks and gain stronger footholds wherever it can, from Afghanistan, to Libya, to Europe,” Clinton said. “The threat is metastasizing.”

Further, Clinton referred openly in a TV interview to the threat from “radical Islamism.”

Obama, though, joined Clinton Tuesday in pushing for gun control measures to thwart terror attacks including renewing the assault-weapons ban.

“Make it harder for terrorists to use these weapons to kill us,” Obama said.

On that point, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said, “We should not make it harder for law-abiding Americans to defend themselves when radical Islamic terrorists are successfully launching attacks on U.S. soil.”

John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. under the George W. Bush administration, said Tuesday that Obama's remarks were like a “lecture” and urged Clinton to break with the president on the terminology issue.

“It shows the president to be a small man,” Bolton told Fox News.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/06/14/obama-unleashes-on-gop-critics-over-radical-islam-term.html?intcmp=trending


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 16, 2016, 02:21:06 PM
Orlando terrorist's chilling Facebook posts from inside club revealed
By  Malia Zimmerman 
Published June 15, 2016
FoxNews.com
 
In the hours after he blasted his way into an Orlando gay nightclub, and with his victims lying dead or wounded around him, Omar Mateen took to Facebook to pledge his loyalty to ISIS and threaten more attacks on the civilized world, a key lawmaker privy to the gunman’s posts told FoxNews.com Wednesday.

Mateen, who killed 49 people and wounded 53 inside Pulse early Sunday, died when a SWAT team stormed the club. But in the roughly four hours between his initial rampage and his death, the 29-year-old radicalized Muslim broadcast his twisted message of hate on social media, according to Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wisc.

“I pledge my alliance to (ISIS leader) abu bakr al Baghdadi..may Allah accept me,” Mateen wrote in one post early Sunday morning. “The real muslims will never accept the filthy ways of the west” …“You kill innocent women and children by doing us airstrikes..now taste the Islamic state vengeance.”

Mateen’s social media accounts were taken down before they could be widely viewed by the public, but Johnson’s committee investigators have uncovered some or all of them. The senator has also written a letter to Facebook executives expressing concern about Mateen’s postings and asking for more information on his activities.

“It is my understanding that Omar Mateen used Facebook before and during the attack to search for and post terrorism-related content,” read Johnson’s letter. “According to information obtained by my staff, five Facebook accounts were apparently associated with Omar Mateen.”

The posts uncovered by Johnson’s committee shed light on Mateen’s actions in the hours that followed his 2 a.m. raid on the nightclub. Mateen, armed with a Sig Sauer MCX rifle and a handgun, shot his way past an off-duty cop and sprayed bullets throughout the club, which was packed with more than 300 revelers when he arrived. Some escaped, many died or were wounded and scores more waited out the horrific ordeal, knowing each moment could be their last.

As survivors cowered in darkened rooms, praying and texting police and relatives, Mateen accessed his Facebook account to search for media reports, using search words such as “Pulse Orlando” and “Shooting.” An FBI source told FoxNews.com he also made 16 phone calls from inside the club after the bloody spree began. Investigators are tracking down each of the recipients of those calls.

Mateen proclaimed his hatred for Westerners in one Facebook post uncovered by Johnson’s committee.

“America and Russia stop bombing the Islamic state,” Mateen wrote.

In his final post, Mateen made an ominous prediction.

“In the next few days you will see attacks from the Islamic state in the usa.”

Besides looking for information on himself, Johnson noted Mateen used Facebook to search for information on the jihadist couple behind the Dec. 2 San Bernardino attack, used the search term “Baghdadi Speech,” and scouted for posts by local law enforcement and FBI, Johnson told FoxNews.com.

Johnson called on Facebook to hand over all information the company has on Mateen for review and to brief his committee on all of Mateen’s activity logs, Facebook timeline information, Facebook messages, photos, and posts by June 29.

Facebook officials confirmed to FoxNews.com they have received Johnson’s letter.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/06/15/orlando-terrorists-chilling-facebook-posts-from-inside-club-revealed.html?intcmp=trending


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 16, 2016, 02:31:44 PM
The Israeli Prime Minister gets it.  Our president does not. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOTcUfNqIlk


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: andreisdaman on June 16, 2016, 02:56:27 PM
The Israeli Prime Minister gets it.  Our president does not. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOTcUfNqIlk
which is why Netanyahu's own government is revolting against him right now and members of his cabinet are resigning

http://polimedia.press/2016/05/20/israeli-defense-minister-resigns-says-likud-movement-taken-over-by-extremists/

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/01/Netanyahu-vs-Obama-on-Iran/384849/

sigh................dest roying you is so amazingly easy


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 16, 2016, 02:58:03 PM
which is why Netanyahu's own government is revolting against him right now and members of his cabinet are resigning

http://polimedia.press/2016/05/20/israeli-defense-minister-resigns-says-likud-movement-taken-over-by-extremists/

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/01/Netanyahu-vs-Obama-on-Iran/384849/

sigh................dest roying you is so amazingly easy

What the heck does that have to do with his comments??  You didn't even watch the clip.   ::)


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: andreisdaman on June 16, 2016, 03:06:10 PM
What the heck does that have to do with his comments??  You didn't even watch the clip.   ::)

you're right....I didn't..I am so used to destroying you early I forgot to..I'll watch it now and then come back to destroy you some more ;D ;D


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: AbrahamG on June 16, 2016, 03:08:31 PM
The Israeli Prime Minister gets it.  Our president does not. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOTcUfNqIlk

Would love to see this scumbag starring in an ISIS propaganda video.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 17, 2016, 01:20:01 PM
Would love to see this scumbag starring in an ISIS propaganda video.

You would love to see the Prime Minister of Israel murdered by Islamic Terrorists? 


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 17, 2016, 01:25:48 PM
The enemy is radical Islam, not the National Rifle Association
By  Todd Starnes 
Published June 15, 2016
FoxNews.com
 
Over the past eight years - the Obama administration has never let a crisis go to waste. The Orlando terrorist attack was no different.

President Obama co-opted an Islamic radical terrorist attack and turned it into a campaign to ban “assault rifles” (their words, not mine).

Click here to join Todd’s American Dispatch: a must-read for conservatives!

“We have to make it harder for people who want to kill Americans to get their hands on weapons of war that let them kill dozens of innocents,” the president declared.

So does he plan on confiscating our pressure cookers? What about fertilizer or cutlery or jetliners? Would that make us safer?

“Enough talking about being tough on terrorism,” the president said in a lecture to the nation on Tuesday. “Actually be tough on terrorism, and stop making it easy as possible for terrorists to buy assault weapons.”

Click here to get Todd’s latest book! It’s your primer on how to restore traditional American values!

If the president really wanted to be tough on terrorism, he would actually acknowledge the real enemy and he would stop making it easy for the jihadists to cross our borders.

“Reinstate the assault weapons ban,” he demanded. “Make it harder for terrorists to use these weapons to kill us.”

How about making sure Americans have the tools necessary to defend themselves and their families against the jihadists? How about you stop being an apologist for the Islamists – and start being a Commander-in-Chief for the United States?

The mainstream media has been more than willing to take up the president's cause.

The New York Daily News leading the charge with a front page headline blaming the National Rifle Association for the Orlando massacre.

In today's edition - they accused NRA members of being traitors. Traitors.

“Thanks, NRA. Because of your continued opposition to an assault rifle ban, terrorists like this lunatic can legally buy a killing machine and perpetrate the worst mass shooing in U.S. history,” another headline screamed.

Can you believe people actually read this garbage?

The anti-gun crowd has become unhinged. Truth is, most of them would not be able to tell the difference between an AR-15 and a Super Soaker.

They do not understand this central truth: the Second Amendment protects all of the other Amendments.

What happened in Orlando was the work of a jihadist - not a law-abiding NRA member. It was an Islamic radical who slaughtered those people -- not a deer hunter.

Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, summed it up nicely in a USA Today editorial:

“It’s time for us to admit that radical Islam is a hate crime waiting to happen. The only way to defeat them is to destroy them – not destroy the right of law-abiding Americans to defend ourselves.”

The enemy is radical Islam, folks -- not the NRA.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/06/15/enemy-is-radical-islam-not-national-rifle-association.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 22, 2016, 01:37:10 PM
Anatomy of the terror threat: Files show hundreds of US plots, refugee connection
By  Judson Berger 
Published June 22, 2016
FoxNews.com

Newly obtained congressional data shows hundreds of terror plots have been stopped in the U.S. since 9/11 – mostly involving foreign-born suspects, including dozens of refugees.

. . .

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/06/22/anatomy-terror-threat-files-show-hundreds-us-plots-refugee-connection.html?intcmp=hpbt1


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 22, 2016, 01:42:26 PM
Somebody take that kid away from the microphone.  I hope she is just a mouthpiece and doesn't have any role in policymaking. 

State Department spokeswoman: Call for using jobs to combat terror ‘too nuanced’ for critics
Published February 18, 2015
FoxNews.com

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, after coming under fire for suggesting a way to fight the Islamic State and all terrorism is by creating jobs, has an answer for her critics: Her argument is just "too nuanced" for them to understand.

Harf, in TV interviews Tuesday night, stood by her original remarks and said she was speaking about a comprehensive approach to combating "extremism."

Harf said that means airstrikes in the short-term, and going after "root causes" like poor economic conditions in the long-term.

"Longer term, we cannot kill every terrorist around the world, nor should we try," Harf said on CNN. "How do you get at the root causes of this? Look, it might be too nuanced an argument for some, like I've seen over the past 24 hours some of the commentary out there, but it's really the smart way that Democrats, Republicans, military commanders, our partners in the Arab world think we need to combat this."

Harf went on to say the approach doesn't fit "into a sound bite," when asked to respond to the intense criticism, on social media and elsewhere, of her original remarks.

On Tuesday, Rob O'Neill, former Navy SEAL Team 6 member, told Fox News a "military strategy" is what's needed to fight ISIS.

"They get paid to cut off heads -- to crucify children, to sell slaves and to cut off heads and I don't think that a change in career path is what's going to stop them," he said.

O'Neill, who claims to have fired the shot that killed Usama bin Laden, warned that the problem is spreading.

"We can't let it happen," he said. "It'll go to Saudi Arabia, it'll hit Jordan."

Harf first pointed to jobs as a counter-ISIS strategy during an interview Monday night on MSNBC -- after ISIS-aligned militants slaughtered 21 Coptic Christians in Libya.   

"We're killing a lot of them, and we're going to keep killing more of them. ... But we cannot win this war by killing them," Harf said on MSNBC's "Hardball." "We need ... to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it's lack of opportunity for jobs, whether --"

At that point, Harf was interrupted by host Chris Matthews, who pointed out, "There's always going to be poor people. There's always going to be poor Muslims."

Harf continued to argue that the U.S. should work with other countries to "help improve their governance" and "help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people."

She said: "If we can help countries work at the root causes of this -- what makes these 17-year-old kids pick up an AK-47 instead of trying to start a business?"

Harf stood by the remarks Tuesday night on CNN, and on MSNBC. CNN host Wolf Blitzer challenged her statements, asking if she thinks these young men might not turn to terror if they just had a job.

Harf called that a "gross oversimplification."

Blitzer pointed out that some of the world's most notorious terrorists, including bin Laden, came from wealth and privilege.

Harf acknowledged that point. On Twitter, she also defended herself by quoting other leaders, including former President George W. Bush, who has pointed to the need to fight poverty as a way to fight terrorism.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/02/18/state-department-spokeswoman-call-for-using-jobs-to-combat-terror-too-nuanced/

So if I'm following this, terrorists need jobs and a hug.  Brilliant.   

Loretta Lynch: ‘Most effective’ response to Islamic terrorism ‘is love'
By Douglas Ernst  - The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Attorney General Loretta Lynch told Florida’s LGBT community that the “most effective” weapon at America’s disposal against Islamic terrorism is “love.”

Mrs. Lynch told reporters in Orlando on Tuesday that an ongoing investigation will determine the precise motive for 29-year-old Omar Mateen’s June 12 massacre at Pulse, a gay nightclub. Mateen, a former security guard, called 911 and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group while killing 49 people and wounding 53 others.

“To the LGBT community — we stand with you,” President Obama’s attorney general said. “The good in this world far outweighs the evil. Our common humanity transcends our differences, and our most effective response to terror is compassion, it’s unity and it’s love. We stand with you today because we grieve together, and long after the cameras are gone will continue to stand with you as we grow together in commitment and solidarity and in equality.”

Mrs. Lynch added that $1 million in emergency funding for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement would be allocated “as soon as possible,” the Miami Herald reported.

The federal funds will be used to cover overtime pay and other costs incurred by Orlando’s local law enforcement agencies during the massacre, the newspaper reported.

“The message of Orlando is a message of determination to remove hatred, to remove intolerance from our midst,” Mrs. Lynch said.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/21/loretta-lynch-most-effective-response-to-islamic-t/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 29, 2016, 12:56:22 PM
More carnage by the "desperate" JV team. 

'Defies reality': Kerry takes heat for claiming airport attack a sign of ISIS desperation
Published June 29, 2016
FoxNews.com

Secretary of State John Kerry faced swift criticism Wednesday for suggesting the terror attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport was evidence the Islamic State is getting “desperate” – an assessment one top Republican official said “defies reality.”

Kerry made the remarks late Tuesday at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, referring to ISIS by the name Daesh.

Crediting coalition efforts, Kerry said it’s been over a year since the group launched a “full-scale military offensive.”

"Now, yes, you can bomb an airport, you can blow yourself up. That's the tragedy. Daesh and others like it know that we have to get it right 24/7/365. They have to get it right for ten minutes or one hour. So it's a very different scale,” Kerry said. "And if you're desperate and if you know you’re losing, and you know you want to give up your life, then obviously you can do some harm.”

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, slammed the secretary’s assessment.

“They’ve said they’re on the run for many years, and they’re not,” McCaul told Fox News Wednesday morning. “I think the airstrikes have ramped up external operations … This is an unprecedented pace of terror in modern times. And so to say they’re on the run … absolutely defies reality.”

Underscoring Kerry’s questionable characterization was news Wednesday that Islamic State militants were pushing back U.S.-trained Syrian rebels in a battle for control of a town on the Iraqi border.

While no terror group has claimed responsibility for the Istanbul attack, Turkish officials told The Associated Press and Reuters that ISIS was the prime suspect. The attack killed at least 42 and injured hundreds, with the body county expected to keep rising. The attack at one of the world's busiest airports was committed by three suicide bombers who opened fire with AK-47s before blowing themselves up.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Fox News these attacks – along with those in Paris, Brussels and, most recently, Orlando, Fla. – are “following their plan.”

“This isn’t accidental,” he said, adding “something’s wrong” with the secretary of state’s analysis.

Officials inside the Obama administration have given a conflicting picture of ISIS’ strength.

What’s clear is that the group is under pressure from coalition forces in its central territory of Iraq and Syria, even as it pushes back. The Iraqi government declared victory over the weekend in driving ISIS out of the Iraqi city of Fallujah, and the Pentagon confirmed that Iraqi security forces are in “100 percent control” of the city -- while also saying ISIS has not had a “strategic victory” in over a year.

The disconnect comes when administration officials discuss ISIS operations and strength outside Iraq and Syria.

Earlier this month, CIA Director John Brennan testified on Capitol Hill that despite progress against ISIS on the battlefield, “our efforts have not reduced the group's terrorism capability and global reach.”

He described the group as “resilient” and said they will wage their terror campaign globally in response.

“The group's foreign branches and global networks can help preserve its capacity for terrorism regardless of events in Iraq and Syria,” Brennan said. “In fact, as the pressure mounts on ISIL, we judge that it will intensify its global terror campaign to maintain its dominance of the global terrorism agenda.”

The chilling warning came after Obama said the anti-ISIS campaign “is firing on all cylinders” and the group “is under more pressure than ever before.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/06/29/defies-reality-kerry-takes-heat-for-claiming-airport-attack-sign-isis-desperation.html?intcmp=hpbt1


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 29, 2016, 12:58:08 PM
ISIS eyed as prime culprit in Istanbul airport terror attack
Published June 29, 2016
FoxNews.com

The coordinated massacre at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport came into clearer focus Wednesday as officials revealed a more detailed timeline of the terror attack that killed 42 and wounded 238.

After the three attackers arrived at the Turkish transit hub via taxi on Tuesday, one of the assailants entered the terminal, began shooting people and then blew himself up near X-ray machines, officials said. During the chaos, a second attacker rushed to the departures level and detonated his explosives. The third attacker waited outside during the entire episode, blowing himself up as scared travelers frantically flooded out of the airport.

"When the terrorists couldn't pass the regular security system, when they couldn't pass the scanners, police and security controls, they returned and took out their weapons out of their suitcases and opened fire at random at the security check," Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Wednesday.

Several U.S. airports strengthened security measures due to the carnage in Istanbul, and, adding to the tension, a terminal at JFK Airport in New York was evacuated for a brief period Wednesday when a suspicious bag was spotted. It was later determined the unattended bag posed no threat and travelers were allowed back in the terminal.

Authorities viewed ISIS as the most likely culprit in the Istanbul attack, as the Turkey assault bore hallmarks similar to the March 22 coordinated terror attacks in Brussels, in which ISIS operatives killed 32 in coordinated bombings at Zaventem airport and a nearby metro station. But ISIS had not taken credit for Tuesday's attacks, and Ankara has battled Kurdish militants as well as ISIS.
 
Turkish officials told The Associated Press and Reuters that ISIS was the primary suspect, however, and the Islamic State released an infographic Wednesday in which it claimed to have "covert" units in Turkey. The infographic, sent out via ISIS' Amaq news agency, was made to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the militants establishing their so-called caliphate in areas of Syria and Iraq.

A U.S. government official told Fox News that the attack fits the profile of ISIS, which has stepped up its targeting of Turkey. The official said ISIS tends to attack internationally known targets with an economic impact, such as an airport, while the Kurdish terror group PKK generally targets Turkish military and law enforcement.

"If this Islamic State is indeed behind this attack, this would be a declaration of war," Analyst Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute, told AFP. "Turkey's vengeance will come down like rain from hell on the Islamic State."

Of the 238 people injured in the carnage, 109 had already been discharged from the hospital Wednesday morning, The Istanbul Governor's Office said. The Turkish Health Minister said 40 people remained in intensive care.

Most of those killed were Turkish, officials said. The 14 foreign travelers killed included six Saudis, two Iraqis and citizens from China, Iran, Jordan, Tunisia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, Reuters reported.

The assault began when one attacker blew himself up outside the Ataturk terminal, the Haber Turk newspaper reported. Two other terrorists then opened fire at a point where X-ray machines are located.

Fatalities and Injuries from Terrorist Attacks in Turkey | FindTheData
 
"He's shooting up, two times, and he's beginning to shoot people like that, like he was walking like a prophet," Otfah Mohamed Abdullah, who witnessed one of the attackers, told AFPTV.

One attacker was shot at while running amid fleeing passengers, then blew himself up at an exit. The third attacker went up one level to where the international departures terminal is, was shot by police and blew himself up.

A Turkish official told The Associated Press that authorities were going through CCTV footage and eyewitness statements to establish a more detailed timeline of the attack. "It is a jigsaw puzzle" said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government protocol.

Airport surveillance video posted on social media showed the moment of one blast, a huge ball of fire, and passengers fleeing in terror. Another appeared to show an attacker, felled by a gunshot from a security officer, blowing himself up seconds later.

The recent attacks on Turkey, a key partner in the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS and a NATO member, have increased in scale and frequency. They have scared away tourists and hurt the Turkish economy, which relies heavily on tourism.

Hundreds of passengers who fled the airport in fear were left sitting on the grass outside. Several ambulances drove back and forth, and security vehicles surrounded the scene.

As if to underscore Turkey's determination to carry on in the face of a growing threat, the airport reopened Wednesday, just hours after the dead were carried away and glass and debris were cleared.

Adam Keally, from Boston, said he heard gunfire followed by several explosions, then saw people "very badly injured."

Hevin Zini, 12, had just arrived from Duesseldorf, Germany, with her family and was in tears.

"There was blood on the ground," she told the AP. "Everything was blown up to bits... if we had arrived two minutes earlier, it could have been us."

Two South African tourists, Paul and Susie Roos from Cape Town, were at the airport and due to fly home at the time of the explosions.

"We came up from the arrivals to the departures, up the escalator when we heard these shots going off," Paul Roos told the AP. "There was this guy going roaming around, he was dressed in black and he had a handgun."

Veysel Allay, who was waiting for a friend in the arrivals terminal, told the Daily Telegraph, "A  man ran up and ripped open his jacket, showing a bomb vest. I ran before he did anything."

Jim Hyong Lee of South Korea told the Telegraph he and his family were checking in for a flight home when "we heard gunshots."

"I grabbed my family and ran," Lee said. "Someone waved us into the prayer room and hid us there until the police came."

A State Department spokesman told Fox News late Tuesday that Americans in Turkey were being urged to contact family members immediately.

Saudi Arabia's Embassy in Turkey said at least seven Saudis were injured in the attack and all were in stable condition.

U.S. and world leaders immediately offered condolences following the attack.

In the U.S., President Obama was briefed about the attack by Lisa Monaco, his homeland security and counterterrorism adviser. A statement from the White House on Tuesday condemned the attack "in the strongest possible terms."

"We remain steadfast in our support for Turkey, our NATO Ally and partner, along with all of our friends and allies around the world, as we continue to confront the threat of terrorism," the statement said.

Turkey has stepped up controls at airports and land borders and deported thousands of foreign fighters, but has struggled to tackle the threat of ISIS militants while also conducting vast security operations against Kurdish rebels, who have also been blamed for recent deadly attacks.

Turkish airports have security checks at both the entrance of terminal buildings and then later before entry to departure gates.

Istanbul's Ataturk Airport was the 11th busiest airport in the world last year, with 61.8 million passengers, according to Airports Council International. It is also one of the fastest-growing airports in the world, seeing 9.2 percent more passengers last year than in 2014.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/06/29/isis-eyed-as-prime-culprit-in-istanbul-airport-terror-attack.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 29, 2016, 05:07:19 PM
CIA chief Brennan looks at Turkish attack and sees a warning for Americans
Daniel Klaidman
Deputy Editor, Yahoo News
June 29, 2016

Four hours after three suicide bombers killed at least 41 people and wounded hundreds more at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, CIA Director John Brennan said the attacks bore the grim hallmarks of ISIS and warned that the fanatically violent Islamic terrorist group wants to conduct similar large-scale attacks in the United States.

“I am worried from the standpoint of an intelligence professional who looks at the capabilities of Daesh … and their determination to kill as many as people as possible and to carry out attacks abroad,” Brennan said in an exclusive interview at CIA headquarters with Yahoo News. Brennan credited effective homeland security measures and intelligence for the fact that ISIS has been unable to attack America directly — the Orlando and San Bernardino shootings were carried out by radicals inspired by ISIS but not under its control — but he believes the group will keep trying to penetrate American defenses.

“You look at what happened in the Turkish airport, these were suicide vests. It’s not that difficult to actually construct and fabricate a suicide vest … so if you have a determined enemy and individuals who are not concerned about escape, that they are going into it with a sense that they are going to die, that really does complicate your strategy in terms of preventing attacks.”

He added: “I’d be surprised if Daesh is not trying to carry out that kind of attack in the United States.” Daesh is an acronym for the Arabic name of the Islamic State, better known as ISIS or ISIL.

Without confirming that the airport bombings were carried out by ISIS, which as of Wednesday morning had not claimed responsibility, Brennan indicated that the method of attack — suicide bombers wearing explosives-laden vests — pointed to the Islamic extremist group rather than to Kurdish nationalists, who have been waging a campaign of violence against the Turkish state. “It was a suicide bombing [which] is usually more a Daesh technique,” Brennan said.

Moreover, Brennan said that ISIS has a motive to spread its terror to Turkey, which has been targeting ISIS terrorists across the border in Syria. Until recently, Ankara’s failure to police its border with Syria was a sore point with Washington. “Turkey has been cracking down on some of the transit of foreign fighters who are flowing into, as well as out of, Turkey, and they are part of part of the coalition providing support, allowing their territory to be used by coalition aircraft, so there are a lot of reasons why Daesh would want to strike back.”

Brennan said ISIS is using terror tactics to “offset” tactical battlefield setbacks and losses of territory in Syria and Iraq. But he was quick to add that the wider offensive in the region and Europe and beyond is “not solely” a reaction to losses in Iraq and Syria. “Over the past year and a half they have made a more determined effort to carry out attacks abroad, and we see in terms of their plans, their preparations, the movement of people as well as propagandizing outside, exhorting, inciting a much more determined effort to carry out these external operations,” Brennan said.

In the interview, Brennan was blunt about the slow nature of progress both in the fight against ISIS and efforts to push Syrian President Bashar Assad out of power. He echoed somewhat pessimistic comments he made earlier this month before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the enduring strength of ISIS as a terrorist organization with global reach. “We’ve yet to really thwart Daesh’s ability to reach beyond the Syria-Iraqi borders and put in place some of the plans and preparations to carry out attacks,” Brennan said. He added, “I am very concerned we have not had the success against Daesh in that environment as we’ve had in the core areas of Syria and Iraq.”

A key prong of U.S. strategy to defeat ISIS is the removal of Assad, whom Brennan described as a “magnet” for a wide spectrum of extremist groups in Syria. But the CIA chief acknowledged that Assad is getting stronger rather than weaker. “Relative to where he was on the battlefield last year, [Assad] is in a better and stronger position [today],” he said. For that he blames Russia, which intervened last September to prop up its flagging client with thousands of troops and sophisticated weaponry. Frustrated with Moscow, Brennan said, “The Russians sometimes want their cake and eat it too as far as having the cooperation with us against terrorists but not wanting to do anything that’s going to lead to a political settlement that will have a more durable future as a far as a political agreement.”

Between the Syrian conflict and Russia’s invasion of Crimea in 2014, Moscow has been a persistent problem for Brennan. More recently, he had to confront his Russian counterparts over evidence that their intelligence operatives have been systematically harassing U.S. diplomats both in Moscow and Europe. According to a Washington Post report, Russian agents have paid journalists to write negative stories about Americans, have followed their kids home from school and, in one case, have even broken into a U.S. defense attache’s home and killed his dog. Brennan says he told his counterparts “in direct terms,” that the behavior was “unacceptable” and “destructive” to the relationship.

Another sort of irritant emanating from Moscow is Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor whose unauthorized disclosures of highly classified surveillance programs infuriated and embarrassed the U.S. intelligence community. A polarizing figure, who some see as a whistleblower and others as a traitor, Snowden was granted asylum by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government in 2013 and later charged by U.S. prosecutors with violating the Espionage Act. In the twilight of Barack Obama’s presidency, there are mounting calls for Snowden to receive a pardon. Brennan is having none of it. “He has dishonored his oath,” he said, and should return to the U.S. to face charges. Asked to comment on former Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent comment that Snowden, while harming American interests, “actually performed a public service” by sparking a debate on civil liberties, Brennan bristled a bit and said, “I do not believe that at all. I respectfully but vehemently disagree with the former attorney general.”

In the Yahoo News interview, Brennan also weighed in on reports that state-sponsored hackers in Russia penetrated the computer systems of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in an effort to collect intelligence about the U.S. election — potentially to try to influence it. “There probably are concerns that people might have on this issue in terms of any types of external influences ,” Brennan said carefully about an active FBI investigation into the cyber-intrusion. “If there are efforts to get into different types of networks and databases, there’s absolutely that concern and I will defer to my FBI and Homeland Security and other colleagues to address their concerns in that cyber realm.”

Brennan was cautious in his comments about Donald Trump. Asked about Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric, Brennan declined to criticize the presumptive nominee directly but mentioned that his fellow spymasters, particularly in the Middle East, are concerned that comments coming from “some political quarters” in the U.S. are feeding extremist narratives. And Brennan sidestepped a question about whether he would be comfortable giving Trump a classified intelligence briefing, as protocol dictates, the day after he becomes the formal Republican nominee. “The agency will carry out its responsibilities as appropriate in the aftermath of the conventions,” Brennan said.

Toward the end of the interview, which took place in the director’s private dining room in Langley, overlooking the lush woods surrounding the CIA’s main campus, Brennan contemplated every spymaster’s darkest fear: the possibility, however remote, that a mole has penetrated his service. “If you’re part of an intelligence organization, counter-intelligence needs to pervade everything that you do,” Brennan said. “One should never assume that there is not a mole in your organization.” Lightning flashed across a cloud-darkened sky as Brennan mused on the chances of an enemy spy in his midst.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/cia-chief-brennan-looks-at-turkish-attack-and-sees-a-warning-for-americans-114533644.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: TuHolmes on June 29, 2016, 06:39:01 PM
Is there really an argument that radical Islam isn't a problem.

Fuck people.

The people who died in turkey were almost all Muslim!

Radical Islam is terrorizing not radical Islam. How does the Muslim community not get pissed off over this?


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Erik C on June 29, 2016, 08:47:46 PM
Is there really an argument that radical Islam isn't a problem.

Fuck people.

The people who died in turkey were almost all Muslim!

Radical Islam is terrorizing not radical Islam. How does the Muslim community not get pissed off over this?

Islam is a fatalistic religion. If something happens, then it was allah's will, it was written. This is why Islam can easily be beaten, if we had "leaders" with the will to do so. We could nuke mecca, and say to muslims, "See, it happened, so it is allah's will, otherwise it wouldn't have happened. You don't want to disagree with allah, now do you?"

Islam has always been beaten by superior, ruthless, uncaring, and overwhelming force. They lost so allah must be punishing them, is the message muslims got. That sort of will power, and psychological warfare, worked for Chinggis Khan, who never lost a battle with Islam, and they kissed his feet.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: TuHolmes on June 29, 2016, 09:22:54 PM
Islam is a fatalistic religion. If something happens, then it was allah's will, it was written. This is why Islam can easily be beaten, if we had "leaders" with the will to do so. We could nuke mecca, and say to muslims, "See, it happened, so it is allah's will, otherwise it wouldn't have happened. You don't want to disagree with allah, now do you?"

Islam has always been beaten by superior, ruthless, uncaring, and overwhelming force. They lost so allah must be punishing them, is the message muslims got. That sort of will power, and psychological warfare, worked for Chinggis Khan, who never lost a battle with Islam, and they kissed his feet.

I hate to think that in 2016 that is what it takes. I am fearful though that it is. It saddens me.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Erik C on June 29, 2016, 09:32:51 PM
I hate to think that in 2016 that is what it takes. I am fearful though that it is. It saddens me.

That IS what it takes to defeat islam. A simple case of survival of the fittest. They exist only because of the West's lack of will power.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on July 01, 2016, 05:12:46 PM
ISIS claims responsiblity after attackers seize hostages in attack on Bangladesh restaurant
Published July 01, 2016
FoxNews.com

DEVELOPING: Up to nine attackers shouting "Allahu Akbar" stormed a popular restaurant in Dacca, Bangladesh Friday, taking hostages and setting off bombs in a siege claimed by ISIS.

The Islamic State's Amaq News Agency said the attack on the restaurant was carried out by "Islamic State commandos," according to the SITE Intelligence Group which monitors jihadist activity.
 
Bangladesh TV stations reported that the attackers entered the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's Gulshan area around 9:20 p.m. Friday and were holding customers and staff hostage.

There was no immediate casualty count. However, police told the Associated Press two officers were killed by the attackers.

In addition, hospital authorities said another 25 officers and one civilian were being treated for injuries, including 10 people listed in critical condition, the Associated Press reported. The injuries include bullet wounds and broken bones, the hospital officials said.
 
The exact number of hostages also was not known. While some reports said there could be up to 60, others put the figure lower.

Italian state TV, quoting the Italian ambassador to Bangladesh, said seven Italians were among the hostages, Reuters reported.

The U.S. State Department said all Americans working at the U.S. mission in the area had been accounted for, according to Reuters.

"We have accounted for all Americans working for the chief of mission authority" in Dhaka, John Kirby, a State Department spokesman said. He called the situation "fluid."

The reports say a huge contingent of security guards cordoned off the area and the restaurant as they traded gunfire with the attackers who set off explosions.

Jamuna Television reported, quoting a kitchen staff worker at the restaurant who escaped the attack, said that the gunmen chanted "Allahu Akbar" as they launched the attack.

Sumon Reza, the worker, told The Daily Star that several armed men entered the restaurant and took hostages.

“They blasted several crude bombs, causing wide-scale panic among everyone.”

Benazir Ahmed, director general of the elite anti-crime force Rapid Action Battalion or RAB, told reporters that security forces were working to save the lives of the people trapped inside. Several foreigners are believed to be among the hostages.

"Some derailed youths have entered the restaurant and launched the attack. We have talked to some of the people who fled the restaurant after the attack. We want to resolve this peacefully. We are trying to talk to the attackers, we want to listen to them about what they want," Ahmed said.

"Some of our people have been injured. Our first priority is to save the lives of the people trapped inside.," he said. He would not confirm the number of those trapped inside.

Earlier this month, authorities in the country rounded up about 1,600 criminal suspects, including a few dozen believed to be Islamist radicals, in a nationwide crackdown aimed at halting a wave of brutal attacks on minorities and activists.

Only 37 of them were suspected to be radical Islamist militants, according to authorities. Those include three charged with alleged membership in the banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh.

The country saw a significant increase in terrorist attacks in 2015, as groups including ISIS and Al Qaeda targeted foreigners, religious minorities, police, secular bloggers and publishers. ISIS last November called for attacks in Bangladesh in an article in its online magazine, Dabiq.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07/01/hostages-reported-in-attack-in-restaurant-in-bangladesh-capital.html?intcmp=hpbt1


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: TuHolmes on July 02, 2016, 02:47:46 PM
That IS what it takes to defeat islam. A simple case of survival of the fittest. They exist only because of the West's lack of will power.

I said I hate to think it is. I understand that just because I don't like it, doesn't mean it's not true.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Erik C on July 02, 2016, 07:00:09 PM
I said I hate to think it is. I understand that just because I don't like it, doesn't mean it's not true.

Exactly, in the real world, we need to kill all muslims, for the sake of Humanity.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: TuHolmes on July 02, 2016, 10:08:18 PM
Exactly, in the real world, we need to kill all muslims, for the sake of Humanity.

I don't care about eliminating islam. I will eliminate any person who means to do my family harm. Islam, Christian, Mormon. Anyone.

If it is us or them, then I will choose us.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on July 15, 2016, 10:08:57 AM
2 Americans, 10 children among at least 84 killed in Bastille Day terror attack in Nice
Published July 15, 2016 
FoxNews.com

A father and son from Texas and 10 children are among the 84 people murdered Thursday night when a terrorist plowed an explosives- and weapons-laden truck into a crowd of thousands gathered along a seaside promenade in Nice, France, to watch the city's Bastille Day fireworks.

The driver, who sources identified to Fox News as a 31-year-old Tunisian national, left a mile-long swath of carnage along the seaside walkway before police killed him in a shootout. French authorities did not hestitate to pronounce the attack, which began at 10:40 p.m. local time, an act of terrorism.

"Such a monstrosity," French President Francois Hollande said Friday morning. "France is deeply saddened, but it is also very strong. I can assure you we will always be stronger than the fanatics who are trying to attack us."

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but two sources, including a U.S. counterterrorism source who collects and monitors jihadist social media, told Fox News that accounts linked to ISIS were “celebratory” and their followers were told to use the hashtag “Nice.”

Social media captures bodies of victims strewn in the street, police officers training their weapons on truck
The Americans were identified by a relative as Sean Copeland, 51, and his 11-year-old son Brodie. They were from the Austin area and were vacationing with other family members, according to relatives.

Hill Country Baseball, an Austin-area Little League where the boy played, also mourned their deaths on its Facebook page. 

"Nobody deserves this type of fate, especially not such a wonderful family," a memorial passage stated. "You are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. Rest in peace, Brodie and Sean, you will be remembered by many."

Initial reports said the man, identified as Nice resident Mohamed Bouhlel, was driving alone in a rented truck. Bouhlel, who shot at revelers after driving through the crowd and was then killed by police, was reportedly known to police prior to the attack.

The death toll was confirmed by French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve early Friday morning. A source told Fox News that two Americans – a father and his son – were among the dead in the attack.

Regional President Christian Estrosi also said that more than 10 children were among the dead. A children’s hospital in Nice said it had treated some 50 children and adolescents injured in the attack. Many of the dead were reportedly Muslim, including women whose bodies were seen still clad in the faith's head scarves.

Hollande announced that he would extend France's state of emergency by another three months, until Oct. 26. France has been on its highest state of alert since ISIS terrorists killed 130 people in Paris this past Nov. 13.

Thursday's attack ravaged one of Europe's most scenic tourist destinations.

“Why Nice?" Hollande asked. "Because it is a city that is known through the world – it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Why Bastille Day? Because it is the celebration of liberty.”

The Paris prosecutor's office announced that it was opening an anti-terrorism investigation into the attack. French police conducted several raids in Nice on Friday morning.

Estrosi said some of the city's 1,200 security cameras had pinpointed the moment the attacker boarded the truck, far from the seaside "in the hills of Nice" and could follow his path to the promenade. Estrosi called for the investigation to focus on any accomplices.

A U.S. official told Fox News that the attack was in line with ISIS, which has become "increasingly brazen" in its attacks as it comes under increasing military pressure in Iraq and Syria.

A 2010 edition of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's propaganda magazine "Inspire" also called on would-be terrorists to "use a pickup truck as a mowing machine ... to mow down the enemies of Allah."

A local government official told Fox News that the truck was driving full speed when it hit the crowd on the Promenade des Anglais, a major boulevard along the Mediterranean Sea.

Damien Allemand, a journalist for Nice-Matin, said the fireworks display was over and people were getting up to leave when they heard a loud noise and screams.

"A fraction of a second later, an enormous white truck came along at a crazy speed, turning the wheel to mow down the maximum number of people," he said. "I saw bodies flying like bowling pins along its route. Heard noises, cries that I will never forget."

Allemand said people took shelter in a nearby restaurant, where he continued to hear people shouting for missing family members. He ventured out and saw bodies, blood and body parts all along the road.

"This evening, it was horror," Allemand concluded.

Nice-Matin posted an image of the truck on Twitter, captioning it, "The truck that drove into the crowd."

Another witness, Wassim Bouhlel, told The Associated Press that he saw the truck drive into the crowd, then witnessed the driver emerge with a gun and start shooting.

"There was carnage on the road," Bouhlel said. "Bodies everywhere."

Video showed men and women -- one or two pushing strollers -- racing to get away from the scenes. And, in what appeared to be evidence of a gun battle, photos showed a truck with at least half a dozen bullet holes punched through its windshield.

Graphic footage showed a scene of horror up and down the Promenade, with broken bodies splayed out on the asphalt, some of them piled near one another, others bleeding out onto the roadway or twisted into unnatural shapes.

"Help my mother, please!" one person yells out amid a cacophony of screaming and crying. A pink girl's bicycle is briefly seen overturned by the side of the road.

Nice's public prosecutor told reporters early Friday that bodies of the victims were scattered for over a mile.

Another witness, identified only as Chloe, told FranceTV Info, "We heard gunfire, a lot. A crowd came to us and told us to run ... We went into a tapas bar and hid in the bathroom for half an hour.

"We went out and again we heard people running and saying 'truck, truck,' so we hid in the bathroom for an hour. The manager took us out by the back door and then I went home."

In addition to extending the country’s state of emergency and the Sentinel operation with 10,000 soldiers on patrol, Hollande said he was calling up "operational reserves," those who have served in the past and will be brought in to help police, particularly at French borders.

He reiterated that France is also bolstering its presence in Iraq and Syria, where he said earlier that military advisers would be on the ground to help Iraqis take back the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul.

President Obama said he condemned "what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack" in the strongest terms.

"On this Bastille Day," Obama said, "we are reminded of the extraordinary resilience and democratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world, and we know that the character of the French Republic will endure long after this devastating and tragic loss of life."

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announced late Thursday that he would postpone the announcement of his running mate, which had been scheduled to take place Friday morning.

France's ambassador to the United States, Gerard Araud, characterized the events in Nice as a "terrorist attack."

"Our democracies -- France, the United States, our other partners, we are besieged, we face a terrible threat," Araud said at a Bastille Day reception at the French Embassy in Washington late Thursday.

Flags were lowered to half-staff in Nice and in Paris. Marseille also canceled their fireworks celebrations for Friday.

July 14 is a national holiday in France that commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris and the start of the French Revolution.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07/15/2-americans-10-children-among-at-least-84-killed-in-bastille-day-terror-attack-in-nice.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on July 20, 2016, 05:52:47 PM
US intel bulletin warns of persistent threat from 'Western female violent extremists'
By  Matthew Dean 
Published July 20, 2016
FoxNews.com
(http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/us/2016/07/20/us-intel-bulletin-warns-persistent-threat-from-western-female-violent-extremists/_jcr_content/par/featured-media/media-0.img.jpg/876/493/1469032247144.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
Two women with family ties to Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, seen here, were charged in an immigration fraud case in April. (US Customs and Border Protection/Handout)

The U.S. intelligence community is warning law enforcement agencies around the country of persistent terror threats posed by radicalized Western women.

In a Joint Intelligence Bulletin – or JIB – distributed Tuesday and obtained by Fox News, the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and National Counterterrorism Center note a “continued trend of Western female violent extremists… engaging or attempting to engage in plotting against targets in the West, including their home countries.”

The information was circulated after a review of recent arrests, as well as observations made following successful and disrupted plots.

The agencies find that extremist-sympathizing Western women “are likely to continue” to follow persistent calls by terror groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda to plot and/or carry out lone wolf-style terror attacks in their home countries or other Western nations.

Additionally, FBI, DHS and NCTC warn of the women’s potential role in carrying digital surveillance of potential targets over the Internet through a practice known as “doxing.” Doxing leverages publicly available information on the web to plot attacks against specific individuals or locations.

“Western female violent extremists have also demonstrated an ongoing interest in conducting supportive activities such as fundraising or traveling to marry foreign fighters, according to a body of court documents, press reporting, and public social media postings,” the Joint Intelligence Bulletin went on to warn.

Since January 2015, fourteen women have been implicated in terrorism cases or charged with crimes related to terror attacks in the United States, according to data from the Justice Department.

The most recent charges came in April in an immigration fraud case against two women with family ties to San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook and his wife and co-attacker Tashfeen Malik.

In its latest assessment, FBI, DHS and NCTC also note the global trend of Western female violent extremists going down the path to terrorism at a younger age. The Joint Intelligence Bulletin specifically cites several cases in which European female teens either attempted or conducted attacks on behalf of a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) or tried to travel to ISIS-controlled territory in Iraq and Syria.

“We remain concerned Western female violent extremists who are unable or unwilling to travel abroad could instead choose to engage in violence at home,” the intelligence bulletin added.

Neither the FBI nor DHS would comment directly on the Joint Intelligence Bulletin.

In an emailed statement, an FBI spokesperson told Fox News, “As part of the continuous dialogue with our law enforcement partners, the FBI routinely shares information about potential threats to better enable law enforcement to protect the communities they serve. We urge the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity to law enforcement.”

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/07/20/us-intel-bulletin-warns-persistent-threat-from-western-female-violent-extremists.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on July 26, 2016, 10:19:57 AM
That Jihad Attack on the Orlando Gay Nightclub Never Happened, Says President Obama
(http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/06/AP_16168726336294-640x480.jpg)
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
by NEIL MUNRO
25 Jul 20161,907

Do you remember the June 12 jihad attack by a Muslim that killed 49 Americans in the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida? It was a big thing in the media at the time, complete with reports about a cellphone confession by the jihadi, and evidence that his immigrant Muslim family knew about the planned jihad attack.

Well, you imagined it, see, because the extensively documented jihad attack didn’t happen, President Barack Obama told the world on Sunday.

It was just “a deranged man killing scores of people,” Obama insisted to CBS.  No jihad there, he says.

But it was also terrorism deliberately designed to terrify, although it was done by a deranged man, he insisted, without explaining how a deranged man can plan a deliberate terror attack.

“We’ve had a terrorist attack in Orlando, although it does not appear externally motivated, but a deranged man killing scores of people,” he told CBS’s Sunday show, Face The Nation.

That claim seems unfounded, incoherent, and improper.

It is improper because Obama’s law-enforcement deputies are investigating the attack, and Obama should not be suggesting that his political preferences override a criminal investigation.

Obama’s no-jihad-here interpretation of the evidence is unfounded because of the government-supplied text of the killer’s coherent and consistent statements to the 9-1-1 services, in which he identified himself as a Islamic volunteer of the Islamic jihad army run by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-described, properly appointed, Allah-approved Islamic leader of the Islamic State’s Islamic army in Islamic Syria.

Police: Orlando Police Dispatcher

Killer: Omar Mateen

Police: Emergency 911, this is being recorded.

Killer; In the name of God the Merciful, the beneficial [in Arabic]

Police: What?

Killer: Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of Allah [in Arabic]. I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.

Police: What’s your name?

Killer: My name is I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State.

Police: Ok, What’s your name?

Killer: I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may Allah protect him [Arabic], on behalf of the Islamic State.

Police: Alright, where are you at?

Killer: In Orlando.

Police: Where in Orlando? [End of call].

The plain-spoken statement made by the Muslim killer shows no sign of mental derangement, but merely compliance with orthodox Islamic scriptures that urge the killing and terrorization of non-Muslims. In fact, he cleared up his personal finances and family issues before the attack, and repeatedly tried to clear up potential confusion in Obama’s Oval Office by calling himself an “Islamic soldier.” This combination of planned terror, murderous cruelty and Islamic self-identification is too coherent to be considered deranged, and also too Islamic to be seen as purposeless, random terrorism. So it is difficult to see how Obama can describe him as both a “terrorist” or a “deranged man” — but not a jihadi.

But Obama knows best, as he told CBS on Sunday. “Terrorism is a real threat. And nobody knows that better than me.”

Obama doesn’t believe the United States of America can fix the jihad problem soon — even though it is the home of 300 million Americans, the U.S military, Silicon Valley and Hollywood, with a $18 trillion economy. “It is going to be an ongoing threat for some time … ISIL is being defeated in Syria and Iraq. But we’re going to have circumstances in which small cells, individuals are going to be able to do some harm to innocent people,” says Obama.

Obama’s strategic problem is that he can’t admit that jihad is part of Islam without also denigrating the Islamic theology that is embraced by the Islamic immigrants that he wants to bring into the United States. That denigration would be bad for Islam and Islamic immigration, so he’s decided that the best way to fight Islam’s jihad is to bring even more Islamic believers — AKA potential jihadis — into the United States.

One of the best ways of preventing [terror attacks] is making sure that we don’t divide our own country .. that we don’t succumb to fear, that we don’t sacrifice our values, and that we send a very strong signal to the world and to every American citizen that we’re in this together …  [if] we start suggesting that we would apply religious tests to who could come in here, that we are screening Muslim-Americans differently than we would others, then we are betraying that very thing that makes America exceptional and that, by the way, has helped to insulate us from some of the worst, you know, patterns of terrorist attacks, because the Muslim-American here — community here feels deeply American and deeply committed to upholding the rule of law and working with law enforcement and rejecting intolerance and extremism that’s represented by the perversions of Islam that ISIL is sending out to the Internet or carrying out in the Middle East. But that requires leaders, political leaders, religious leaders, business leaders, all of us, to send a very clear signal that we are not going to be divided in that fashion.

Obama doesn’t like using the term “radical Islam” because U.S.-based Islamist groups don’t want him to do so, he said.

The reason that I haven’t used the particular phrase “radical Islam” on a regular basis is because, in talking to Muslim allies, in talking to the Muslim-American community here, that was being heard as if we were ascribing to crazy groups like ISIL or al Qaeda the mantle of Islam. And since we need them as allies, I think it’s useful for us to listen to how the president of the United States’ words and messages are being received, because, if we’re going to defeat those organizations, we need help from the billion-plus Muslims in this world, so that they can help root out this perversion of Islam that’s taking place.

Admittedly, the Islamic groups recognized by Obama as legitimate leaders of the growing Islamic population in America are actually entwined with jihadis and a Islamic revolutionary group, the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood.

For example, the Council on American-Islamic Relations is so closely entwined with Islamists and with jihadis that court documents and news reports show that at least five of its people — either board members, employees or former employees — have been jailed or repatriated for various financial and terror-related offenses.

CAIR has been declared a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates and was named by federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-funding operation.

Breitbart News has published evidence highlighted by critics showing that CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a Texas-based criminal effort to deliver $12 million to the Jew-hating HAMAS jihad group, was founded with $490,000 from HAMAS, and that the FBI bans top-level meetings with CAIR officials. “The FBI policy restricting a formal relationship with CAIR remains … [but] does not preclude communication regarding investigative activity or allegations of civil rights violations,” said an Oct. 2015 email from FBI spokesman Christopher Allen.

In 2009, a federal judge concluded that “the government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR… with Hamas.” CAIR posts its defense here.

Moreover, Obama’s  Islamic-friendly strategy doesn’t seem to be working — multiple Islamic groups in the United States have rejected Obama’s proposed alliance that would require them to suppress pending jihadi attacks.

Obama’s insistence that the Islamic groups have nothing to do with Islamic terrorism is also handcuffing FBI anti-jihad programs into the myriad Islamic jihad suspects and groups in the United States, just as if the FBI’s anti-Mafia investigators had been told that the Mafia’s “social clubs” were legitimate enterprises and immune from surveillance.

Obama was more expansive about America and Islam earlier this month, when he described Americans’s love of their own culture, and their natural hostility to Islamic ideology, as an animal-like “impulse” that needs to be suppressed by governments.

I think have to step back [from the Nice jihad truck attack] and reflect on what we are doing to eliminate this kind of chronic violence. It’s been a difficult several weeks in the United States.  But the divide … is between people who recognize the common humanity of all people and are willing to build [international] institutions that promote that common humanity, and those who do not — those who would suggest that somebody is less than them because of their tribe, or their ethnicity, or their faith, or their color.  And those impulses exist in all our countries.  And those impulses, when we do not speak out against them and build strong institutions to protect people from those impulses, they can take over, they can be unleashed — so that all of us [international leaders] have responsibilities.

At the same meeting with ambassadors, Obama also declared that “Islam [is] a religion that teaches peace and justice and compassion.”

The political reason for Obama’s support of Islamic immigration is printed in his 2006 autobiography. “In my mind, at least, the fates of black [Americans] and brown [immigrants] were to be perpetually intertwined, the cornerstone of a [political] coalition that could help America live up to its promise” of progressive government in perpetuity, he wrote in his 2006 book, “The Audacity of Hope.”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/07/25/orlando-jihad-pulse-never-happened-obama/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on July 26, 2016, 10:21:30 AM
Priest murdered during Mass in terror attack on Catholic church in France
Published July 26, 2016 
FoxNews.com

Two knife-wielding attackers who had pledged allegiance to ISIS, shouting "Allahu Akbar," slit the throat of an 86-year-old priest and critically wounded at least one other person during a Tuesday morning terror attack on a Catholic church near the Normandy city of Rouen, officials said.

The terrorists, who were later shot and killed by police, forced priest Jacques Hamel to kneel before they slaughtered him, and the Islamist attackers captured the bloody episode on film, according to a nun who escaped the assault.

Priest Jacques Hamel was killed in a terror attack on a France church.

"They forced him to his knees. He wanted to defend himself. And that's when the tragedy happened," said the nun, identified as Sister Danielle.

"They recorded themselves. They did a sort of sermon around the altar, in Arabic. It's a horror," she told BFM television.

The church is in the French region of Normandy.

ISIS' Amaq news agency said the France attack was carried out by two Islamic State "soldiers," Reuters reported.

"[ISIS] has declared war on us," French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday. "We must fight this war by all means, while respecting the rule of law -- what makes us a democracy."
The priest, identified by Sky News as Hamel, was dead at the scene, and another person, was clinging to life, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said.

"Everyone knew him very well," Claude-Albert Seguin, 68, said of Hamel. "He was very loved in the community and a kind man."

The killing Tuesday inside the church, in the small northwestern town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, "is obviously a drama for the Catholic community, for the Christian community," Brandet told reporters.

The church was reportedly on a "hit list" discovered at the residence of a would-be ISIS attacker in April 2015, The Sun reported. Sid Ghlam was believed to be planning "imminent attacks" in France when investigators arrested him. Officials allegedly uncovered an arsenal of weapons and found that Ghlam was talking with someone in Syria who had ordered him to strike specific churches -- including the one in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.

One of Tuesday's attackers was on the radar of French police and had traveled to Turkey, said Mohammed Karabila, president of the Regional Council of the Muslim Faith for Haute-Normandie.

"The person that did this odious act is known, and he has been followed by the police for at least a year and a half," he told the AP.

Karabila said the attacker "went to Turkey and security services were alerted after this."

The attackers, who were not immediately identified, entered through the back door of the church and took the priest, two nuns and two parishioners hostage during morning Mass, police said.

Police responded and later confirmed that the attackers had been "neutralized," Sky News reported. Three hostages were rescued in good condition, while another was taken away on a stretcher, according to reports.

French prosecutors said one person had been detained in connection with the assault. That person, however, was not named and any possible role in the attack wasn't revealed.

Hollande and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve were heading to the northwestern town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray where the hostage-taking took place, Brandet said.

Brandet, speaking later on BFM TV, said the RAID special intervention force was searching the church and its perimeter for possible explosives. Terrorism investigators had been summoned, he said.

Vatican Spokesperson Greg Burke told Fox News, Pope Francis was "shocked" especially because the attack "happened in a house of worship." He added the Pope was "…praying for the victims of the attack."

France is currently on high alert after an attack in Nice on Bastille Day — July 14 — that killed 84 people and a string of deadly attacks last year claimed by ISIS that killed 147 victims.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07/26/priest-murdered-during-mass-in-terror-attack-on-catholic-church-in-france.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on July 27, 2016, 09:51:37 AM
Video captures ISIS killers using nuns as human shields after slaughtering French priest
Published July 27, 2016 
FoxNews.com

The two self-proclaimed "soldiers of ISIS" who stormed a church in northern France during Mass Tuesday and slit the throat of an 85-year-old priest held nuns at gunpoint as they tried to flee, in a dramatic moment caught on video just before police marksmen killed them.

Video posted on the French news site Le Telegramme captures the jihadists, who had earlier pledged allegiance to ISIS, as they spill out of the church, using the nuns as human shields.The killers, identified by police as Adel Kermiche and Abdel Malik, shout “Allahu Akbar” as they run from the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, each holding a gun to the head of a nun as police snipers take aim.

The video, which is trained on the church and a parking lot, shows a group of heavily armed French police moving in unison outside the church. Toward the end of the footage, gunshots ring out.

Authorities in France are working to piece together any security lapses leading up to the attack. France's anti-terrorism prosecutor said one of the men in the attack evaded police twice using relatives' ID cards in attempts to reach Syria.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters that Kermiche was wearing an electronic surveillance bracelet when he and another attacker slit the throat of a priest in the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray Tuesday. Kermiche and the other assailant were killed by police.

Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray (76). Prise d'otages à... by Letelegramme
Molins said the bracelet was deactivated for a few hours every morning, corresponding with the time of the attack.

He said Kermiche was arrested in Germany in March 2015 trying to join extremists in Syria using his brother's ID, and then was arrested in Turkey two months later using a cousin's ID.

A family friend says Kermiche had a sister who is a doctor in the nearby city of Rouen, and a brother. Their mother is a professor. The family alerted authorities to his radicalism to try to stop him from going to Syria, the friend said.

Molins said the person who was injured in the attack is no longer in life-threatening condition.

French President Francois Hollande is vowing to win his country's war against terrorism.

In a televised address to the nation Tuesday, he said: "To attack a church, kill a priest, is to profane the republic."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07/27/video-captures-isis-killers-using-nuns-as-human-shields-after-slaughtering-french-priest.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on August 01, 2016, 04:39:22 PM
ISIS details 'Why We Hate You' in new magazine
Published August 01, 2016
FoxNews.com
 
In the new edition of its full-color, glossy magazine, ISIS mocks those who claim Islam is a peaceful religion, and even wades into the controversy surrounding Donald Trump and the parents of a dead Muslim U.S. soldier.

The 15th issue of Dabiq, published on July 31, is titled “Break The Cross” and appears to be primarily directed at those that ISIS considers its enemies, particularly Christians. One section is devoted to the words and actions of Pope Francis and is headlined “In The Words Of Our Enemies.” An editorial titled “Why We Hate You and Why We Fight You” takes aim at Westerners and “apostate ‘Imams’ in the West” who refuse to define ISIS’ motivation as being Islamic. ISIS calls this rhetoric purely political.

The new issue of ISIS' magazine is called "Break The Cross." (MEMRI)
 
“Many Westerners, however, are already aware that claiming the attacks of the mujahidin to be senseless and questioning incessantly as to why we hate the West and why we fight them is nothing more than a political act and a propaganda tool,” the article says. “The politicians will say it regardless of how much it stands in opposition to facts and common sense just to garner as many votes as they can for the next election cycle.”

The argument echoes a current debate in the U.S. between some on the right who have been vocal about challenging high-ranking left-leaning politicians to specifically label the ISIS threat as “radical Islamic terror.” President Obama has said on multiple occasions that he has refused to use the term in an effort to avoid lending religious legitimacy to the terror group.

The ISIS author of the “Why We Hate You” piece aims to settle the argument, and “clarify” in “unequivocal terms” that ISIS is Islamic. The author says that those on the “social fringe” who identify Islam with ISIS are correct.

The magazine featured a section called "Why We Hate You." (MEMRI)
 
“There are exceptions among the disbelievers, no doubt, people who will unabashedly declare that jihad and the laws of the Shari’ah – as well as everything else deemed taboo by the Islam-is-a-peaceful-religion crowd – are in fact completely Islamic, but they tend to be people with far less credibility who are painted as a social fringe, so their voices are dismissed and a large segment of the ignorant masses continues believing the false narrative,” the article says.

Showing just how quickly the magazine was produced – and how intently members of ISIS watch U.S. politics – an image in the publication shows the grave of Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004. Khan’s parents rebuked Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a speech at the Democratic National Convention last week, prompting Trump, in turn, to criticize their “right” to censure him in front of a national audience. Adding its own voice to the debate, ISIS declares in a caption below Khan’s grave that the soldier is an “apostate” of the Muslim religion and urges other Muslims to “beware” a similar fate.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/08/01/isis-details-why-hate-in-new-magazine.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on August 15, 2016, 04:21:55 PM
Commission on Radical Islam?  Meh.

Trump Pins ISIS on Obama, Says Hillary Too Weak to Take It On
By Bill Hoffmann   |    Monday, 15 Aug 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton lacks the "mental" and "physical" stamina to take on the Islamic State (ISIS) and defeat the global threat of "radical Islamic terrorism."

Trump said he will create a "Commission on Radical Islam" to establish protocols in identifying and stopping terrorists.

He likened it to fighting organized crime — singling out the Mafia — saying law enforcement would be allowed to "viciously, if necessary" take terrorists out.

"In America, we have seen one brutal attack after another.... In Europe, we have seen the same carnage and bloodshed," Trump said Monday during a policy speech in Youngstown, Ohio, on his plans to defeat ISIS.

"We cannot let this evil continue.... We will defeat radical Islamic terrorism."

Trump called the rise of ISIS the "direct result" of policies initiated by President Barack Obama and Clinton, his former secretary of state.

Either mentally or physically, Clinton does not have the ability to make the decisions to destroy ISIS and its ongoing spread throughout the world, he said.

And with Obama unable to frame the world carnage as the work of "radical Islamic" terror groups, he lacks the "moral clarity" to be president, as does his potential successor Clinton, according to Trump.

Obama and Clinton have allowed the Islamic State to become a potential "dominant world power," Trump said.

He described Clinton's policy decisions in Libya as a "total disaster."

The fight will not be limited to ISIS, Trump said, adding, "We will decimate al Qaida."

Trump also said the United States will work in tandem with "moderate Muslim reformers."

"Extreme Vetting" I call it. Extreme, extreme vetting. Our country has enough problems, we don’t need more," Trump said.

He said when he takes office he will work with the State Department and Department of Homeland Security to identify countries "where adequate screening cannot take place."

Trump also believes a Clinton administration will welcome more immigrants into the United States.

"Hillary Clinton wants to be America's Angela Merkel," he said.

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Donald-Trump-Hilary-Clinton-ISIS-radical-Islamic-terrorism/2016/08/15/id/743675/#ixzz4HRiYpTvs


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on August 30, 2016, 10:15:23 AM
Depraved new ISIS video shows child executioners gunning down Kurds
Published August 26, 2016 
FoxNews.com

A stomach-turning new video released Friday by ISIS shows the depraved terrorist army’s so-called “cubs” executing five Kurdish fighters, as well as a twisted montage of mass murder in the name of Allah.

The 9-minute video was posted online by ISIS leaders in its stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, under the title, "The Nations [are] Uniting Against You." It was first reported by Middle East Media Research Institute, which tracks terrorist groups’ communication throughout the region.

(http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/world/2016/08/26/depraved-new-isis-video-shows-child-executioners-gunning-down-kurds/_jcr_content/article-text/article-par-2/images/image.img.jpg/880/558/1472241334344.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
The children exclaim "Allah Akbar!" before dispatching their victims. (MEMRI)

"What lies between me and you are days that make young men turn old,” warns one child identified as Abu Al-Baraa Al-Tunisi, as he and the others point handguns skyward. “The war against you has not started yet and the U.S., France, the U.K., Germany, and neither humans nor Jinn devils will avail you. Prepare you coffins, dig your graves, and await a fate similar to that of these men."

With that, the children, who appear to be as young as 10 years old, shout “Allah Akbar,” lower their guns and shoot the kneeling men in the backs of their heads.

The other children are identified as Yousouf Al-Ozbaki, Abu Fuad Al-Kurdi, Abu Ishaq Al-Masri and Abu Abdalla Al-Britani, whose name indicates he is British.

The video ends with a warning to Shia Muslims - and more executions. (MEMRI)

ISIS has released several videos showing its enemies’ executions, including some by children. But Friday’s video was believed to be the first showing a mass execution carried out by multiple children, who are known as the “cubs” of the black-clad jihadist group.

"ISIS wants to you to know that their children will continue their jihad, and that killing current fighters isn't much of a net gain if their many offspring will replace them," said Ryan Mauro, a national security analyst with Clarion Project, which tracks the international terrorist threat. "For ISIS, this is a show of strength; that even their little kids are capable of violent devotion beyond what their enemies' adults can muster."

The video begins with masked fighters beheading and shooting five men accused of being members of Sahawat militias. One of the fighters delivers a message to the Sahawat calling on them to repent before ISIS finds them.

"Allah's willing," he said "we will cut off your heads and purify the earth of your filth," the fighter states.

The video intersperses scenes of kiling with depictions of destruction across ISIS' caliphate and civilians who purportedly were killed in allied airstrikes.

The group also levels threats at President Obama and Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

The video ends with an ISIS fighter threatening Shia Muslims, who have historically been at odds with the Sunnis who include ISIS.

"Today, we kill your sons here, and tomorrow [we will kill them] in Qardaha, Tartus and Lattakia, Allah's willing," before he and three other fighters execute four men accused of being Syrian soldiers.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/08/26/depraved-new-isis-video-shows-child-executioners-gunning-down-kurds.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 06, 2016, 07:56:55 PM
Muslims complain about town's 9/11 memorial
By Todd Starnes 
Published September 06, 2016 
FoxNews.com
(http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/opinion/2016/09/06/muslims-complain-about-towns-911-memorial/_jcr_content/par/featured-media/media-0.img.jpg/876/493/1473178546842.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
A photograph of the new memorial. (Photo Courtesy of WICZ)

A group of New York Muslims has taken offense at a small town’s new memorial honoring those who died in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier fired off a letter to city leaders in Owego – alleging that words engraved in the granite memorial would encourage hatred toward Muslims.

Click here to join Todd’s American Dispatch: a must-read for Conservatives!

The memorial, which will be dedicated on Saturday, identifies those responsible for the attacks as “Islamic terrorists.”

That’s a problem for the Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier, based in nearby Johnson City, N.Y.

A spokesperson told our Fox television affiliate that having the words “Islamic terrorists” on the monument is a “broad brush against the many Muslims who live in the Southern Tier.”

“They want us to change the word from ‘Islamic Terrorist’ to either ‘terrorist’ or ‘Al Qaeda terrorist,’” City Manager Donald Castelluci told me. “I sent them back an email saying I disagreed with their premise 100 percent.”

The entire inscription reads:

“On September 11, 2001 nineteen Islamic terrorists unsuspectedly boarded four airliners departing east coast airports to hijack the planes and carry out a series of coordinated attacks against the United States. This is a tribute to all the lives lost that day and to the heroic sacrifice of all who rushed to help. As Americans, we honor their memory by living our lives in freedom. We will never forget.”

Mr. Castelluci said they have no plans to change a single letter in the town’s memorial.

“I don’t live in a politically correct world,” he told Fox affiliate WICZ. “I live in a historical fact world…whether it’s American, homegrown, Christianity, Islamic, you call it what it is. And we don’t whitewash things, especially here.”

Amen, Mr. City Manager!

“This is not about religion,” he told me. “It’s about one event on one day that killed more than 3,000 people.”

I reached out to the Islamic Center of the Southern Tier but they did not respond to my inquiries.

I want to commend Mr. Castelluci and the good people of Owego for refusing to bow at the altar of political correctness.

The facts surrounding 9/11 are very clear. Islamic radicals committed jihad on American soil. They were not shouting, “Jesus Saves” when they flew those jetliners in the buildings.

On Saturday, the citizens of Owego will commemorate the 15th anniversary of that terrible day by dedicating their memorial park – a park that honors a local resident who died in one of the twin towers.

His name was Derek Statkevicus and he worked on the 89th floor of 2 World Trade Center. And his life was taken by an Islamic terrorist.

That’s a fact.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/09/06/muslims-complain-about-towns-911-memorial.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 19, 2016, 11:02:59 AM
FBI INVESTIGATES MINNESOTA STABBINGS AS POSSIBLE TERROR ACT
BY JEFF BAENEN AND AMY FORLITI
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Sep 18, 2016
 
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) -- A man in a private security uniform stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping mall, reportedly asking one victim if he or she was Muslim before an off-duty police officer shot and killed him in an attack the Islamic State group claimed as its own.

None of the nine people who were stabbed in Saturday night's attack received life-threatening wounds, St. Cloud police Chief Blair Anderson said. He said it doesn't appear that anyone else was involved in the attack at the Crossroads Center in St. Cloud, which began at around 8 p.m. and was over within minutes.

At a news conference Sunday, FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Rick Thornton said the attack was being investigated as a possible act of terrorism and that agents were still digging into the attacker's background and possible motives. Authorities were looking at social media accounts and the attacker's electronic devices and talking to his associates, Thornton said.

An Islamic State-run news agency, Rasd, claimed Sunday that the attacker was a "soldier of the Islamic State" who had heeded the group's calls for attacks in countries that are part of a U.S.-led anti-IS coalition.

It was not immediately clear if the extremist group had planned the attack or even knew about it beforehand. IS has encouraged so-called "lone wolf" attacks. It has also claimed past attacks that are not believed to have been planned by its central leadership.

Authorities didn't identify the attacker, but the Star Tribune of Minneapolis said the man's father identified him as Dahir A. Adan, 22. Speaking to the newspaper through an interpreter, Ahmed Adan, whose family is Somali, said his son was born in Africa and had lived in the U.S. for 15 years.

A spokesman for St. Cloud State University confirmed that Adan was a student there, but has not been enrolled since the spring semester. Spokesman Adam Hammer said Adan's intended major was information systems, which is a computer-related field.

Ahmed Adan said police told him around 9 p.m. Saturday that his son had died at the mall, and that police had raided the family's apartment, seizing photos and other materials. He said police said nothing to him about the mall attack, and that he had "no suspicion" that his son had been involved in terrorist activity, the newspaper reported.

Anderson said police had had three previous encounters with the attacker, mostly for minor traffic violations.

According to Anderson, the attacker, dressed in a security uniform and wielding what appeared to be a kitchen knife, began attacking people right after entering the mall, stabbing people in several spots inside the building, including corridors, businesses and common areas.

Five minutes after authorities received the first 911 call, Jason Falconer, a part-time officer in the city of Avon, shot and killed the attacker. Anderson said Falconer fired as the attacker was lunging at him with the knife, and continued to engage him as the attacker got up three times.

"He clearly prevented additional injuries and potential loss of life," Anderson said. "Officer Falconer was there at the right time and the right place," he said.

Anderson earlier said the man reportedly made at least one reference to Allah and asked a victim if he or she was Muslim before attacking them.

Leaders of the Somali community in central Minnesota united to condemn the stabbings. They said the suspect does not represent the larger Somali community, and they expressed fear about backlash over the attack.

Minnesota has the nation's largest Somali community, with census numbers placing the population at about 40,000. But community activists say the population - most of it in the Minneapolis area - is much higher. The immigrant community has been a target for terror recruiters in recent years. More than 20 young men have left the state since 2007 to join al-Shabab in Somalia, and roughly a dozen people have left in recent years to join militants in Syria. In addition, nine Minnesota men face sentencing on terror charges for plotting to join the Islamic State group.

For years, law enforcement officials have worried that young Somalis who embrace radical messages might carry out violence in the U.S. While the motive in Saturday's stabbings isn't yet known, if it turns out to be a terrorist attack, it would be the first carried out by a Somali on U.S. soil, said Karen Greenburg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law.

The attack in St. Cloud, a city of about 65,000 people 60 miles (95 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis, began shortly after an explosion in a crowded New York City neighborhood injured 29 people. A suspicious device was found a few blocks away and safely removed. Hours before that, a pipe bomb exploded in Seaside Park, New Jersey, shortly before thousands of runners were due to participate in a charity 5K race. There was no immediate indication that the incidents were linked.

The mall remained closed Sunday. Of the nine victims - seven men, a woman and a 15-year-old girl - three remained hospitalized, officials said.

Photos and video of the mall taken hours after the incident showed groups of shoppers waiting to be released, including some huddled together near a food court entrance.

Harley and Tama Exsted, of Isle, were in St. Cloud to watch their son play in a college golf tournament and were in the mall when the attack happened.

"All of a sudden I heard pop, pop, pop," Harley Exsted told the St. Cloud Times. "I thought someone tipped over a shelf. All of a sudden these people started running. I just saw everybody running our way."

The couple were unharmed and said they helped another woman who was running from the scene to her car.

Falconer, who was shopping when he confronted the attacker, is the former police chief in Albany, which is about 15 miles northwest of St. Cloud, and the president and owner of a firing range and firearms training facility, according to his LinkedIn profile. His profile says he focuses on firearms and permit-to-carry training, and also teaches "decision shooting" to law enforcement students at St. Cloud State University.

No one answered the door late Sunday at a home address listed for Falconer, and a voicemail box for a telephone listing was full and not accepting new messages. In a brief interview with the Star Tribune, Falconer said he had "been trying to stay away from it all, for the time being."

He told the newspaper he wasn't hurt and declined to talk further, citing the ongoing investigation for not saying more.

--

Associated Press writer Bassem Mroue in Beirut, Lebanon, contributed to this report. Forliti reported from Minneapolis.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MALL_ST_CLOUD_MINNESOTA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-09-18-09-40-44


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 19, 2016, 11:06:06 AM
Officials capture Afghan-born man sought in connection with New York, New Jersey bombings
Published September 19, 2016  FoxNews.com
(http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/us/2016/09/19/person-interest-to-named-in-nyc-bombing/_jcr_content/article-text/article-par-2/images/image.img.jpg/880/558/1474301213779.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)

Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man sought in connection with weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey, was taken into custody after a shootout with police on Monday morning, multiple law enforcement sources confirmed to Fox News.

Authorities had launched a dragnet earlier Monday in search of the 28-year-old Afghan-born man, whom they described as being "armed and dangerous"

A naturalized U.S. citizen, Rahami was wanted for questioning regarding the Saturday night blast in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, an explosion in New Jersey's Seaside Park on Saturday morning and a foiled bomb attack Sunday night near a train station in Elizabeth, NJ.

Two officers were wounded in the gun battle in Linden, NJ where Rahami was captured, but the cops were not believed to have been seriously hurt, authorities said.

Linden Mayor Derek Armstead said the episode began when the owner of a bar reported someone asleep in the doorway of his business on Monday morning. A police officer went to investigate and recognized the man as Rahami, police and the mayor said.

Rahami pulled a gun and shot the officer -- who was wearing a bulletproof vest -- in the torso, and more officers joined in a running gun fight down the street, eventually bringing Rahami down, police Capt. James Sarnicki said.

News cameras showed Rahami being loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher. He appeared to be conscious and looking around.

Linden is about four miles from Elizabeth, where Rahami was last known to have lived. The FBI had launched a raid at his apartment, located above a fried chicken restaurant, on Monday morning. Elizabeth is also the city where investigators discovered five suspicious devices -- one of which exploded while a bomb squad robot tried to disarm it -- near a train station on Sunday night.

"Today I believe we're going to find out that [the bombing] was influenced by foreign sources," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday on "Fox & Friends."

Two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday that the bomb plot likely involved several individuals, a revelation that came hours after federal authorities on Sunday night conducted a traffic stop in Brooklyn of a “vehicle of interest” in the bombings. A law enforcement source told Fox News that a “number of individuals” who are possibly connected to the explosions were taken into custody. At least five men were being questioned, The Associated Press reported.

A weapons stash was found in the vehicle and investigators were trying to determine if the occupants were attempting to drive out of town or take a plane, The New York Daily News reported.

The FBI said in a statement that no one had been charged with any crime and the investigation was ongoing.

Following the Chelsea explosion -- which injured 29 people -- on West 23rd Street at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, police found a second, unexploded device four blocks away. The device was described as a pressure cooker with wires and a phone attached. The contraption, which bore a resemblance to the bomb used in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack, was placed in a plastic bag.

Officials said Rahami's fingerprint was found on the unexploded bomb on West 27th Street.

The Chelsea bombing came 11 hours after a pipe bomb exploded about 80 miles south in a New Jersey garbage can near the route of a charity 5K race. That explosion occurred in Seaside Park, a borough about 60 miles from Elizabeth. No one was injured in that blast. Runners were slated to be near the location of the explosion when it went off, but the race was delayed after an unattended backpack was discovered.

Authorities said the New York and New Jersey bombs used flip phones as detonators. Several media outlets also reported the New York bombs contained shrapnel consisting of ball bearings and BBs.

Fox News' Rick Leventhal and Matt Dean and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/19/person-interest-to-named-in-nyc-bombing.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: James on September 19, 2016, 11:55:18 AM
(https://pics.onsizzle.com/Facebook-f527c7.png)


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: tatoo on September 19, 2016, 12:02:10 PM
(https://pics.onsizzle.com/Facebook-f527c7.png)



pos


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: whork on September 19, 2016, 12:27:48 PM
That IS what it takes to defeat islam. A simple case of survival of the fittest. They exist only because of the West's lack of will power.

+1


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on September 19, 2016, 12:32:37 PM
Officials capture Afghan-born man sought in connection with New York, New Jersey bombings
Published September 19, 2016  FoxNews.com
(http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/us/2016/09/19/person-interest-to-named-in-nyc-bombing/_jcr_content/article-text/article-par-2/images/image.img.jpg/880/558/1474301213779.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)

Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man sought in connection with weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey, was taken into custody after a shootout with police on Monday morning, multiple law enforcement sources confirmed to Fox News.

Authorities had launched a dragnet earlier Monday in search of the 28-year-old Afghan-born man, whom they described as being "armed and dangerous"

A naturalized U.S. citizen, Rahami was wanted for questioning regarding the Saturday night blast in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, an explosion in New Jersey's Seaside Park on Saturday morning and a foiled bomb attack Sunday night near a train station in Elizabeth, NJ.

Two officers were wounded in the gun battle in Linden, NJ where Rahami was captured, but the cops were not believed to have been seriously hurt, authorities said.

Linden Mayor Derek Armstead said the episode began when the owner of a bar reported someone asleep in the doorway of his business on Monday morning. A police officer went to investigate and recognized the man as Rahami, police and the mayor said.

Rahami pulled a gun and shot the officer -- who was wearing a bulletproof vest -- in the torso, and more officers joined in a running gun fight down the street, eventually bringing Rahami down, police Capt. James Sarnicki said.

News cameras showed Rahami being loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher. He appeared to be conscious and looking around.

Linden is about four miles from Elizabeth, where Rahami was last known to have lived. The FBI had launched a raid at his apartment, located above a fried chicken restaurant, on Monday morning. Elizabeth is also the city where investigators discovered five suspicious devices -- one of which exploded while a bomb squad robot tried to disarm it -- near a train station on Sunday night.

"Today I believe we're going to find out that [the bombing] was influenced by foreign sources," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday on "Fox & Friends."

Two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday that the bomb plot likely involved several individuals, a revelation that came hours after federal authorities on Sunday night conducted a traffic stop in Brooklyn of a “vehicle of interest” in the bombings. A law enforcement source told Fox News that a “number of individuals” who are possibly connected to the explosions were taken into custody. At least five men were being questioned, The Associated Press reported.

A weapons stash was found in the vehicle and investigators were trying to determine if the occupants were attempting to drive out of town or take a plane, The New York Daily News reported.

The FBI said in a statement that no one had been charged with any crime and the investigation was ongoing.

Following the Chelsea explosion -- which injured 29 people -- on West 23rd Street at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, police found a second, unexploded device four blocks away. The device was described as a pressure cooker with wires and a phone attached. The contraption, which bore a resemblance to the bomb used in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack, was placed in a plastic bag.

Officials said Rahami's fingerprint was found on the unexploded bomb on West 27th Street.

The Chelsea bombing came 11 hours after a pipe bomb exploded about 80 miles south in a New Jersey garbage can near the route of a charity 5K race. That explosion occurred in Seaside Park, a borough about 60 miles from Elizabeth. No one was injured in that blast. Runners were slated to be near the location of the explosion when it went off, but the race was delayed after an unattended backpack was discovered.

Authorities said the New York and New Jersey bombs used flip phones as detonators. Several media outlets also reported the New York bombs contained shrapnel consisting of ball bearings and BBs.

Fox News' Rick Leventhal and Matt Dean and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/19/person-interest-to-named-in-nyc-bombing.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 19, 2016, 02:31:12 PM
LOL!   ;D


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Las Vegas on September 19, 2016, 02:37:09 PM
Nice little Super Beetle fading away with a flat tire, probably left for good in that lot.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 19, 2016, 03:23:00 PM
Bomb suspect Rahami a deadbeat, hated America, says his daughter’s mother
By  Perry Chiaramonte, Robert Gearty 
Published September 19, 2016

The man who police nabbed and shot Monday after a day-long dragnet in connection with a series of terror attacks in and around New York was a bad father who disliked America, hated gays and took long trips to his homeland of Afghanistan, according to the mother of his young daughter.

Maria, whose full name is being withheld by FoxNews.com, said her high school sweetheart, Ahmad Khan Rahami, didn’t pay child support and often railed against American culture. The 26-year-old, who spoke after her grandmother called her for a reporter who produced his press credential and identified himself at the grandmother’s home in Elizabeth, said she had not seen Rahami in two years.

"He would speak often of Western culture and how it was different back home,” she said. “How there weren't homosexuals in Afghanistan.

The break came when a Linden, NJ, police officer recognized Rahami.

"He seemed standoffish to American culture, but I never thought he would cross the line," she added.

Rahami, 28, was identified by authorities early Monday, following a weekend of possibly related bombings in Seaside Park, N.J., and the Chelsea section of Manhattan. In addition, five homemade bombs were found in Elizabeth late Sunday, including one that was detonated by police. Authorities told Fox News Rahami’s fingerprint was found on an unexploded bomb discovered in Manhattan Saturday night, and it is believed the same person or persons were behind the bombs, none of which caused fatalities.

Five men detained in connection with the probe after a traffic stop in Brooklyn were released Monday, and authorities said they do not believe the bombs were the work of a terror cell.

The family's restaurant was closed down after issues with local code enforcement officers.

Maria recalled one chilling exchange in which the father of her child – a “class clown” in high school – demonstrated his hatred for the U.S. military.

"One time, he was watching TV with my daughter and a woman in a [military] uniform came on and he told [their daughter], 'That's the bad person,'" she said.

It was not clear when Rahami’s family came to the U.S., but officials said Rahami, who worked at one of his family’s restaurants, First American Fried Chicken, in Elizabeth, is a U.S. citizen. That restaurant is now closed after long-running code-enforcement problems with city inspectors, according to Elizabeth officials.

Rahami was taken into custody late Monday morning after a shootout with police in Linden, N.J., near Elizabeth after the FBI circulated a wanted poster. No one was killed in the shootout, and Rahami was seen being placed in an ambulance just before noon.

At Edison High School, where Rahami and Maria met, Rahami got along with classmates and was known as the class clown, she said. But he often criticized American culture, comparing it to the strict Islamic code of his homeland.

"I never thought he would do something like this,” she said through tears. “I think he was brainwashed.”

Maria recalled that Rahami would often go back to Afghanistan to see family, and would stay for weeks, or even months. Right before their daughter was born, Rahami was in Afghanistan and had trouble returning because authorities in Afghanistan confiscated his passport for unknown reasons, Maria said. The last time Maria knows that Rahami visited his homeland was nine years ago. He brought back a wife and another child, she said.

Maria did not say what prompted their breakup, and cut the interview short saying she did not want to speak to a reporter. But she did say she did not want Rahami around their daughter, whom she did not name.

"I didn't want him to see my daughter,” she said. “If he loved her, he would have paid child support. My greatest fear is that he would try to take my daughter."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/19/bomb-suspect-rahami-deadbeat-hated-america-says-his-daughter-s-mother.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on September 20, 2016, 07:31:47 AM
Revealed: Chicken shop terrorist's mom AND wife both left the US ..
Daily Mail UK ^ | September 20, 2016 | By Ashley Collman and James Wilkinson and Hannah Parry
Posted on 9/20/2016, 9:59:01 AM by COUNTrecount

Revealed: Chicken shop terrorist's mom AND wife both left the US for the Middle East days before attacks as 'strict Muslim' father claims he had no idea of his son's plot

Ahmad Khan Rahami's father, Mohammad Sr, claims he had no idea about his son's bombing plots

It has also been revealed that Rahami's mom and wife left the country just days before the attacks

The 28-year-old is wanted in connection to three bombings in NYC and New Jersey over the weekend

So far, he has been charged with five counts of attempted murder and two gun charges for a shootout with police as he was arrested on Monday

Pressure cooker bomb was set off Saturday in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood and left 29 people injured

Surveillance footage shows Rahami walking down 23rd Street dragging the bomb in a bag behind him

Fingerprints on a second unexploded bomb found blocks away led police to want to arrest Rahami

Just hours before, a pipe bomb was detonated at a military charity run in Seaside Park, New Jersey

On Sunday, five more pipe bombs were found at the Elizabeth train station and were disarmed by police

FBI officials said Rahami was not on any terror watch list but he had traveled multiple times to Afghanistan

The Rahami family came to the U.S. as asylum seekers in 1995 when Ahmad was seven years old

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: tatoo on September 20, 2016, 07:57:47 AM
Revealed: Chicken shop terrorist's mom AND wife both left the US ..
Daily Mail UK ^ | September 20, 2016 | By Ashley Collman and James Wilkinson and Hannah Parry
Posted on 9/20/2016, 9:59:01 AM by COUNTrecount

Revealed: Chicken shop terrorist's mom AND wife both left the US for the Middle East days before attacks as 'strict Muslim' father claims he had no idea of his son's plot

Ahmad Khan Rahami's father, Mohammad Sr, claims he had no idea about his son's bombing plots

It has also been revealed that Rahami's mom and wife left the country just days before the attacks

The 28-year-old is wanted in connection to three bombings in NYC and New Jersey over the weekend

So far, he has been charged with five counts of attempted murder and two gun charges for a shootout with police as he was arrested on Monday

Pressure cooker bomb was set off Saturday in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood and left 29 people injured

Surveillance footage shows Rahami walking down 23rd Street dragging the bomb in a bag behind him

Fingerprints on a second unexploded bomb found blocks away led police to want to arrest Rahami

Just hours before, a pipe bomb was detonated at a military charity run in Seaside Park, New Jersey

On Sunday, five more pipe bombs were found at the Elizabeth train station and were disarmed by police

FBI officials said Rahami was not on any terror watch list but he had traveled multiple times to Afghanistan

The Rahami family came to the U.S. as asylum seekers in 1995 when Ahmad was seven years old

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...

just a well timed innocent vacation I'm sure.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Yamcha on September 20, 2016, 09:03:00 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/21/nyregion/ahmad-khan-rahami-suspect.html?_r=3 (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/21/nyregion/ahmad-khan-rahami-suspect.html?_r=3)

Ahmad Khan Rahami’s Father Told Police in 2014 His Son Was a Terrorist, Officials Say

Two years before Ahmad Khan Rahami went on a bombing rampage in New York and New Jersey, his father told the police that the son was a terrorist, prompting a review by federal agents, according to two senior law enforcement officials.

Separately on Tuesday, another official said that when Mr. Rahami was captured during a shootout with the police, he was carrying a notebook that contained writings sympathetic to jihadist causes.

In one section of the book, which was pierced by a bullethole and covered in blood, Mr. Rahami wrote of “killing the kuffar,” or unbeliever, according to the official, who agreed to speak about the investigation only on the condition of anonymity.

After Mr. Rahami was captured on Monday morning, ending one of the largest manhunts in the city’s history, investigators have turned their focus to what might have motivated, inspired or led him to plant bombs in the Chelsea section of Manhattan and on the Jersey Shore.

Officials are also looking at whether he had any assistance in building the bombs or if anyone knew what he was doing and failed to report it.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 26, 2016, 11:39:07 AM
Mall shooting suspect had blog with picture of ISIS leader
Published September 26, 2016
FoxNews.com
 
The Turkish immigrant accused of gunning down five people at a Washington mall smirked at his first court appearance Monday even as reports revealed he had a blog with photo posts of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

(http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/us/2016/09/26/mall-shooting-suspect-had-blog-with-picture-isis-leader/_jcr_content/article-text/article-par-1/images/image.img.jpg/880/558/1474913511875.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
This late Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, image from video by KIRO7 photographer Jeff Ritter shows suspected Cascade Mall shooter Arcan Cetin at Skagit County Jail in Mount Vernon, Wash., after his arrest in Oak Harbor, Wash., earlier in the evening. Investigators on Sunday tried to piece together information on the 20-year-old suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shootings who was apprehended after a nearly 24-hour manhunt. (Jeff Ritter/KIRO7.com via AP)
Expand / Contract

Accused Cascade Mall shooter Arcan Cetin at the Skagit County Jail. (AP)
 
Accused shooter Arcan Cetin, smirking slightly and wearing a blue, collared shirt, appeared for his first court appearance late Monday morning. Charged with five counts of premeditated murder, Cetin was held on $2 million bail. He only spoke twice, both times to answer "yes, your honor" to a judge's question.

Authorities said they have not ruled out terrorism as a motive in the shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington. Police arrested Cetin on Saturday evening after a nearly day-long manhunt. He was described as being “zombie-like” when he was taken into custody.

Cetin told detectives he was responsible for the mall murders, according to court documents released Monday.

A 20-year-old legal U.S. resident, Cetin appeared to have two blogs on Tumblr that linked to each other, and one of which linked to his Twitter account, according to The Associated Press. Aside from the posts featuring noted Islamists, Cetin’s blogs also featured posts about serial killer Ted Bundy and the Area 51 test site.

Cetin’s alleged rampage lasted about one minute, authorities said. Officials believe he used a rifle that was recovered at the scene before fleeing the mall in a car.

A frame from a surveillance video showing a man alleged to be Arcan Cetin during the Cascade Mall shooting. (AP)
 
Court records show Cetin had previously faced three charges of assaulting his stepfather, The Seattle Times reported. Cetin also was arrested on drunken driving charges. No details were given on when the arrests took place or how the cases may have been resolved.

In the assault case, Cetin was told by a judge last December that he was not to possess a gun, The Times reported.

The Washington mall shooting comes amid a spate of mall attacks throughout the U.S.

On Sept. 17, a 20-year-old man stabbed 10 people at a Minnesota mall before being shot and killed by an off-duty police officer. Authorities said they are investigating the attack by Dahir Ahmed Adan as a possible act of terrorism. On Monday, nine people were wounded when a man opened fire near a Houston strip mall. Police said the gunman, who was shot and killed by police, was a lawyer who was having problems with his law firm.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/26/mall-shooting-suspect-had-blog-with-picture-isis-leader.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on September 26, 2016, 11:44:59 AM
Notice how the leftist media keeps ignorning this one?


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on September 26, 2016, 12:03:21 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/26/mall-shooting-suspect-had-blog-with-picture-isis-leader.html


 >:(

This goat FNG mooooooslim pedo dirty POS  . . . .


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Skeletor on September 26, 2016, 01:07:04 PM
Notice how the leftist media keeps ignorning this one?

They were direly hoping he would be white/Trump supporter/NRA member etc.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: TuHolmes on September 26, 2016, 01:11:16 PM
It seems that this is the new norm is it not?

Fuck 'em.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on September 26, 2016, 01:13:09 PM
They were direly hoping he would be white/Trump supporter/NRA member etc.




Yeah - remember when that mooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooslim pos in Times Square tried to set off a bomb and Bloomberg tried to blame the tea party and people upset over obamacare? 

Typical liberal psychosis


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on September 26, 2016, 01:18:17 PM
Jordanian writer shot dead as he arrives at trial for insulting Islam
The Guardian ^
Posted on 9/26/2016, 1:21:14 PM by marthemaria

A prominent Jordanian writer, who was on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam, has been shot dead outside a court in Amman where he was due to appear.

Nahed Hattar, 56, was charged with inciting sectarian strife and insulting Islam after posting the cartoon on Facebook this year.

The cartoon, entitled The God of Daesh (Isis), depicted an Isis militant sitting next to two women and asking God to bring him a drink.

Hattar was arrested in August and released on bail early this month. On Sunday, he was shot in the head three times as he arrived for a hearing.

Hattar had insisted that he had not meant to insult Islam by posting the cartoon, but wanted to expose how Isis “envisions God and heaven”. He accused his Islamist opponents of using the cartoon to settle scores with him.

A controversial figure on the left of Jordanian politics, Hattar has faced charges before, including for insulting the country’s king, Abdullah II. He has also been a prominent supporter of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, and advocated depriving Jordanians of Palestinian origin of their legal and civil rights.

Hattar’s murder is the latest in a series of recent violent incidents in Jordan, which until recently had avoided the worst of the jihadi-related violence that has affected some other Middle Eastern states even though several thousand of its citizens have crossed into neighbouring Syria to join Isis.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on September 29, 2016, 03:14:12 PM
Word.

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p480x480/14449713_1542758449117612_978768164206544014_n.jpg?oh=de26626120b70972c6d65268bfba9998&oe=587E7F8E)


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 16, 2017, 07:25:34 PM
Pulse Massacre Jihadi’s Wife Arrested on Charges of Aiding Foreign Terror Group
by MICHELLE MOONS
16 Jan 2017

The FBI arrested the wife of Omar Mateen, the jihadi responsible for a massacre at Orlando’s Pulse night club last year, on Monday morning in San Francisco on charges of obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting the attempted provision of material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
Salman will make a court appearance on Tuesday, her lawyer told ABC News. She was indicted in Tampa, Florida and is expected to relocate there to face charges in the case.

Mateen killed 49 people at an Orlando, Florida nightclub on June 12, 2016 and left more than 50 others injured. During the prolonged attack on the Pulse nightclub, Mateen called 9-1-1, pledged allegiance to ISIS and spoke of the Boston Marathon Islamic terrorist bombers. Mateen was eventually shot and killed in a standoff with law enforcement.

After the attack, reports revealed allegations that Mateen attended the Islamic Center Fort Pierce for 13 years or more. Salman had told the Washington Post that her husband “wasn’t very religious.”

A Florida gun shop owner had also alerted the FBI after a suspicious man came in inquiring about body armor, which the owner refused to sell it to him. The FBI had investigated Mateen in the past as a potential terrorist.

Media reports initially put heavy emphasis on reporting that Mateen may have been mentally ill or harbored repressed homosexual tendencies. The FBI found no evidence of the latter, instead finding evidence he may have had a romantic relationship with a woman other than his wife. Authorities eventually released the seventeen pages of 9-1-1 transcripts from Mateen’s phone call on the night of the massacre, which revealed that he ranted about America’s fight against the Islamic State. Breitbart News previously reported on these transcripts and specific motives Mateen spelled out in his 9-1-1 rant.

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/01/16/pulse-terrorists-wife-arrested-charges-include-aiding-foreign-terror-org/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 18, 2017, 03:47:25 PM
Iranian bodybuilder jailed for posting revealing photos of herself online
Published January 18, 2017
FoxNews.com
(http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/world/2017/01/18/iranian-bodybuilder-jailed-for-posting-revealing-photos-herself-online/_jcr_content/par/featured-media/media-0.img.jpg/876/493/1484762640090.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
May 13, 2012: A participant poses during the European Bodybuilding Competition in Zagreb.  (Reuters)

Iran’s social media police have struck again.

The Islamic Republic arrested and jailed a female bodybuilder after she published revealing photos of herself online, Iranian media reported Wednesday.

"One of the female bodybuilders who recently published nude photographs on social networks has been arrested," the Mizanonline news agency reported.

But in Iran, “nude” can refer to women who are not wearing headscarves or showing parts of their arms and legs, according to AFP.

The bodybuilder – who hasn’t been named – was sent to prison because she wasn’t able to post a $50,000 bail.

Her current status is unclear.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/01/18/iranian-bodybuilder-jailed-for-posting-revealing-photos-herself-online.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: avxo on January 19, 2017, 01:12:19 AM
Iranian bodybuilder jailed for posting revealing photos of herself online
Published January 18, 2017
FoxNews.com
(http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/world/2017/01/18/iranian-bodybuilder-jailed-for-posting-revealing-photos-herself-online/_jcr_content/par/featured-media/media-0.img.jpg/876/493/1484762640090.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
May 13, 2012: A participant poses during the European Bodybuilding Competition in Zagreb.  (Reuters)

Iran’s social media police have struck again.

The Islamic Republic arrested and jailed a female bodybuilder after she published revealing photos of herself online, Iranian media reported Wednesday.

"One of the female bodybuilders who recently published nude photographs on social networks has been arrested," the Mizanonline news agency reported.

But in Iran, “nude” can refer to women who are not wearing headscarves or showing parts of their arms and legs, according to AFP.

The bodybuilder – who hasn’t been named – was sent to prison because she wasn’t able to post a $50,000 bail.

Her current status is unclear.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/01/18/iranian-bodybuilder-jailed-for-posting-revealing-photos-herself-online.html

Deserved - she was clearly off season. And that is, of course, an offense against the laws of the bodybuilding Gods, trenbolone be upon them!


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on January 27, 2017, 03:05:38 PM
Trump Signs Executive Orders to Ban 'Radical Islamic Terrorists' From US
By Todd Beamon   |    Friday, 27 Jan 2017

President Donald Trump Friday signed executive actions that instituted "extreme vetting" procedures "to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America."

"We don't want them here," Trump said in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon before signing the orders. "We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas.

"We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people.

"We will never forget the lessons of 9/11 nor the heroes who lost their lives at the Pentagon," Trump said. "They were the best of us.

"We will honor them not only with our words, but with our actions — and that's what we're doing today," Trump said.

Trump also met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and attended a ceremonial swearing-in for Defense Secretary James Mattis by Vice President Mike Pence.

Mattis was officially sworn-in on Monday after he was confirmed by the Senate.

With Friday's actions, Trump has signed six executive orders since his inauguration last Friday.

The others took such steps as beginning the process to repeal Obamacare through budgetary efforts, building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, and cutting federal funds to sanctuary cities that refuse to work with the government for immigration control.

He also has signed eight presidential memoranda, which carry less legal weight than the executive actions.

Those, for instance, pulled the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership; instituted a federal hiring freeze; barred federal funds from non-governmental international groups that perform abortions; and authorized the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

Trump campaigned on a platform of "extreme vetting" for refugees coming into the United States, initially proposing a ban on all Muslims before retreating and calling for restrictions on those coming from nations heavily associated with terrorism.

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/pentagon-Trump-Executive-orders/2017/01/27/id/770813/     


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 24, 2017, 05:13:42 PM
London attack: police seize three vehicles after armed raid in Birmingham – as it happened
Leslie Rhodes, 75, of London, fourth victim confirmed dead

We’re winding down the liveblog for today, although if there are any major developments overnight we will keep you updated here.

Police have appealed for those who knew Khalid Masood to come forward as they try to establish whether he acted alone. A major investigation is underway and 10 people are in custody following raids and searches on properties in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Wales, Surrey and Brighton.

Details emerged of Masood’s complicated backstory, which includes multiple names, several convictions and a nomadic lifestyle.

Seventeen people remain in hospital, and one person remains in a life-threatening condition. The death toll in the attack stands at five including Masood after Leslie Rhodes, 75, died of his injuries overnight.

The Guardian has identified Masood’s half-brother, who gave an interview describing the 2005 London terror attacks as his “worst day at work”.

. . . .

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2017/mar/24/london-attack-police-terrorist-khalid-masood-live


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 24, 2017, 05:15:11 PM
Khalid Masood:  Everything we know about the London attacker
By Robert Mendick, CHIEF REPORTER and Emily Allen, VIDEO SOURCE PA
24 March 2017

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/24/khalid-masood-everything-know-london-attacker/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: TuHolmes on March 24, 2017, 05:45:35 PM
What is so disturbing is the number of radicalized people born in countries of privilege.

This guy, born in the UK.

Orlando shooter. Born in the US.

All of these people have it well because of the place they are born, turn into lunatics because of what? It's fucking weird.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 24, 2017, 05:50:12 PM
What is so disturbing is the number of radicalized people born in countries of privilege.

This guy, born in the UK.

Orlando shooter. Born in the US.

All of these people have it well because of the place they are born, turn into lunatics because of what? It's fucking weird.

I agree.  Scary stuff.  Just a handful of these nuts can do an enormous amount of damage. 


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on March 31, 2017, 04:07:31 PM
Fort Hood shooter says he's going on 'hunger strike'
By  Pamela K. Browne,   Catherine Herridge   
Published March 31, 2017
FoxNews.com

Writing from his cell on death row at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan has declared he is going on a “99 pound hunger strike,” according to a letter reviewed by Fox News.

The former Army psychiatrist, who opened fire on unarmed fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in November 2009, killed 13 people and injured 31 that day. Hasan was sentenced to death in 2013 and continues to declare himself an SoA, “soldier of Allah.”

Hasan stated in the handwritten letter that by going on a hunger strike, he will “reduce and then maintain a total body weight of 99 pounds” while protesting “America’s hatred for [Shariah] Laws.”

On March 27, Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, the commanding general at Fort Hood, issued a statement effectively saying Hasan will not be dismissed by the U.S. Army until he is executed.

“In the case of Major Nidal M. Hasan (redacted) … the sentence  is approved and, except for that portion of the sentence pertaining to a Dismissal from the Service and being put to death, will be executed,” he wrote.

Hasan’s civilian attorney John Galligan told Fox News they are looking at a “very lengthy appellate process -- initially via the military appellate courts … then on to the Supreme Court and thereafter through the tangled web of federal courts.”

Retired Staff Sgt, Shawn Manning, who was shot six times by Hasan, told Fox News senior executive producer Pamela Browne, “The fact that this guy who has no regard for human life still thinks he still has the right to make a statement is tragic.”

Nearly eight years after the attack, Manning is still mired in the military’s appeal process to receive combat-related benefits for his injuries. Manning’s next hearing is scheduled for April 11 at Fort Lewis, Wash. Manning and 41 of his fellow soldiers injured and killed at  Fort Hood were finally awarded Purple Hearts in 2015.

Hasan’s 2009 massacre finally ended when he was shot by civilian police officer Sgt. Kimberly Munley. Hasan, now partially paralyzed, is one of six inmates on military death row at Fort Leavenworth.

Galligan maintains the trial was not fair. “If Major Hasan dies while the mandatory appellate process is pending, the findings and sentence will be set aside,” Galligan said. “Millions of dollars were wasted on this show trial but as I said repeatedly, he did not receive a fair trial at Fort Hood.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/31/fort-hood-shooter-says-hes-going-on-hunger-strike.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: TuHolmes on March 31, 2017, 07:44:20 PM
Fort Hood shooter says he's going on 'hunger strike'
By  Pamela K. Browne,   Catherine Herridge   
Published March 31, 2017
FoxNews.com

Writing from his cell on death row at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan has declared he is going on a “99 pound hunger strike,” according to a letter reviewed by Fox News.

The former Army psychiatrist, who opened fire on unarmed fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in November 2009, killed 13 people and injured 31 that day. Hasan was sentenced to death in 2013 and continues to declare himself an SoA, “soldier of Allah.”

Hasan stated in the handwritten letter that by going on a hunger strike, he will “reduce and then maintain a total body weight of 99 pounds” while protesting “America’s hatred for [Shariah] Laws.”

On March 27, Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, the commanding general at Fort Hood, issued a statement effectively saying Hasan will not be dismissed by the U.S. Army until he is executed.

“In the case of Major Nidal M. Hasan (redacted) … the sentence  is approved and, except for that portion of the sentence pertaining to a Dismissal from the Service and being put to death, will be executed,” he wrote.

Hasan’s civilian attorney John Galligan told Fox News they are looking at a “very lengthy appellate process -- initially via the military appellate courts … then on to the Supreme Court and thereafter through the tangled web of federal courts.”

Retired Staff Sgt, Shawn Manning, who was shot six times by Hasan, told Fox News senior executive producer Pamela Browne, “The fact that this guy who has no regard for human life still thinks he still has the right to make a statement is tragic.”

Nearly eight years after the attack, Manning is still mired in the military’s appeal process to receive combat-related benefits for his injuries. Manning’s next hearing is scheduled for April 11 at Fort Lewis, Wash. Manning and 41 of his fellow soldiers injured and killed at  Fort Hood were finally awarded Purple Hearts in 2015.

Hasan’s 2009 massacre finally ended when he was shot by civilian police officer Sgt. Kimberly Munley. Hasan, now partially paralyzed, is one of six inmates on military death row at Fort Leavenworth.

Galligan maintains the trial was not fair. “If Major Hasan dies while the mandatory appellate process is pending, the findings and sentence will be set aside,” Galligan said. “Millions of dollars were wasted on this show trial but as I said repeatedly, he did not receive a fair trial at Fort Hood.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/31/fort-hood-shooter-says-hes-going-on-hunger-strike.html

Bye.

Don't eat. Save some tax money.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Nick Danger on March 31, 2017, 07:50:03 PM
Bye.

Don't eat. Save some tax money.

I'd prefer some rope.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Lorenzo Frittata on April 03, 2017, 11:00:34 PM
Islam is still better than christianism:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jVbbterAIc


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Soul Crusher on May 22, 2017, 12:26:11 PM

Suspect to cops: I killed two roommates for disrespecting my Muslim faith
By Joshua Rhett Miller May 22, 2017 | 2:04pm | Updated
Modal Trigger Suspect to cops: I killed two roommates for disrespecting my Muslim faith
Devon Arthurs Tampa Bay Police Dept.
MORE ON:
MURDERS

Board to review O.J. Simpson's plea for freedom in July

‘I was trying to get help,’ Times Square driver says in jailhouse interview

Suspects play blame-game in murder of 6-year-old boy

A trip to Italy revealed the murderer in my family
A Florida man who once had common neo-Nazi beliefs with his two roommates killed them after he converted to Islam, claiming they had disrespected his faith, police say.

Devon Arthurs, 18, of Tampa, told police he shot Jeremy Himmelman, 22, and Andrew Oneschuk, 18, on Friday at the Hamptons at Tampa Palms complex after becoming upset about widespread anti-Muslim sentiment, saying he “wanted to bring attention to the cause,” according to a police report obtained by the Tampa Bay Times.

Arthurs then briefly held one employee and one customer hostage at the nearby Green Planet Smoke Shop, where he boasted that he had just killed his roommates, “blasting their head” with a semi-automatic pistol.

“Do me a favor and get the f— on the ground!” Arthurs yelled as he stormed into the store. “Why shouldn’t I kill you?”

ADVERTISING

He said he was upset that America was bombing Muslim countries, Tampa Bay police Detective Kenneth guy wrote in a police report.

Arthurs eventually freed his hostages and surrendered, making references to “Allah Mohammed” as cops took him to a patrol cruiser.

“I had to do it,” Arthurs said, according to the report. “This wouldn’t have had to happen if your country didn’t bomb my country.”

When asked if anyone else was hurt, Arthurs replied: “The people in the apartment, but they’re not hurt, they’re dead.”

Inside the Amberly Drive apartment, Himmelman and Oneschuk were found shot in the head and upper body, according to the police report.

Prior to the killings, Arthurs said he had “been privy to neo-Nazi internet sites threatening to kill people, and he had developed a thinking that he should take some of the neo-Nazis with him,” according to the report.

Arthurs, who remains jailed without bail, is facing two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault and three counts of armed kidnapping.

Himmelman and Oneschuk had recently moved to Florida from Massachusetts for a change of pace before being invited to live with Arthurs, Himmelman’s sister said Sunday.

Lyssa Himmelman told the Tampa Bay Times her brother and Oneschuk had been friends for about a year, with both men aspiring to enlist in the military. She said she didn’t know Arthurs that well, aside from his having extreme views that caused issues in the apartment.

They knew something was off with Arthurs about a week after moving in with him, Lyssa Himmelman told the newspaper. Both men were slated to move out Monday, just three days after they were found dead.

Messages seeking comment by The Post were not immediately returned Monday.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on May 23, 2017, 10:43:56 AM
Manchester terror attack suspect identified as Salman Abedi
Published May 23, 2017
Fox News

British authorities on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who launched a deadly attack at a Manchester Ariana Grande concert, hours after the Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the blast.

Salman Abedi, 22, was identified as the man who detonated an improvised explosive device at about 10:30 p.m. local time Monday, killing more than 20 people, some of them children, and injuring dozens more, Manchester police confirmed in a news conference on Tuesday. At least 12 children under the age of 16 were injured, emergency responders said. An 8-year-old girl was among the dead.

A European security official told the Associated Press that Abedi was British. No additional details about Abedi were immediately available. 

TIMELINE OF RECENT TERROR ATTACKS AGAINST THE WEST

It was previously reported that Abedi was 23, but police clarified that another 23-year-old man was arrested. Two warrants have been issued at two separate residences. Officers used a police-controlled explosive device to gain entry into one home.

ISIS claimed on Tuesday that "a soldier of the caliphate planted bombs in the middle of Crusaders gatherings" then detonated them, but Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said that the U.S. had not yet verified that the terror group was responsible.

The explosion unfolded outside Manchester Arena as Grande’s concert was coming to a close. The pop star, who wasn’t injured, reportedly suspended her Dangerous Woman Tour following the attack. She wrote on Twitter, "broken. from the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don't have words."

Officials believe the device was packed with shrapnel, built to inflict as much human damage as possible, according to U.S. law enforcement sources. Manchester police said one of their priorities is to investigate whether the attacker acted alone or had some kind of support.

Politicians both at home and abroad condemned the attack. British Prime Minister Theresa May called the attack “appalling, sickening cowardice."

MANCHESTER ARENA WAS PACKED WITH ARIANA GRANDE'S YOUNG FANS

“We struggle to comprehend the warped and twisted mind that sees a room packed with young children not as a scene to cherish but as an opportunity for carnage,” she said.

President Donald Trump slammed those responsible for the attack as “losers.”

 Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom.
2:04 AM - 23 May 2017

“I won’t call them ‘monsters’ because they would like that term… I will call them, from now on, ‘losers’ because that’s what they are, they’re losers.”

 Follow
 Hillary Clinton ✔ @HillaryClinton
Outraged & angry about this cowardly terror attack on a crowd of young people. Sending sympathy & strength to victims & people of Manchester
6:48 AM - 23 May 2017

 Barack Obama ✔ @BarackObama
Our hearts go out to those killed and wounded in Manchester. Americans will always stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of the UK.
6:56 AM - 23 May 2017

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/05/23/manchester-terror-attack-suspect-identified-as-salman-abedi.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: whork on May 23, 2017, 11:16:05 AM
Fucking Islam.

Disgusting animals.


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on June 05, 2017, 11:22:53 AM
ISIS claims London terror attacks that killed 7; police arrest 12 in raids
Published June 04, 2017
Fox News
 
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the latest London terror attack through its propaganda wing Amaq News Agency, the SITE intelligence group reported Sunday.

The terror network reportedly claimed a "detachment" of its fighters crashed a rented van into a crowd of people on London Bridge before going on a stabbing rampage Saturday night, killing seven people and wounding nearly 50 others. However, ISIS gave no evidence to back up its claim.

Earlier on Sunday, British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the “evil ideology” behind the London attacks.

May addressed the attacks Sunday after a meeting of the government’s COBRA emergency committee. She called for a tougher stance against extremists and tougher controls on cyberspace to prevent its use by extremists.

She said the measures were needed because “terrorism breeds terrorism” and attackers copy each other.

Counterterrorism police carried out raids in east London and arrested 12 people in connection with the attacks. "Searches of a number of addresses in Barking are continuing," London Metro Police said as the raids were being conducted.

The homes raided included one belonging to one of the three terrorists who carried out the attacks, Sky News reported.

"He's lived here for about three years," neighbor Damien Pettit said. "He's one of our neighbors. I've said hello in passing more than 50, 60 occasions. He has two young kids. He was a very nice guy."

ISIS has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in recent years -- but police have pushed back in some instances. The terror network announced it was behind the deadly attack on a casino and shopping complex in the Philippines last Friday -- but Manila police said the killer was a Filipino gambling addict heavily in debt, with no terror links.

Saturday’s horror began around 10 p.m. local time when a white van veered off the road and barreled into pedestrians on London Bridge. The van’s three occupants then jumped out with large knives and attacked people at bars and restaurants in nearby Borough Market, police said.

Elizabeth O’Neill said her son was stabbed in the stomach by a man who approached him and yelled “this is for Islam.”

Daniel O’Neill, 23, suffered a 7-inch knife wound, she said, according to Sky News. He was recovering.

"He had just stepped outside the bar for a second and a man ran up to him and said 'this is for my family, this is for Islam' and stuck a knife straight in him,” the mother said.

Gerard Vowles, 47, told local media that he saw the three attackers stabbing a woman at the south end of London Bridge. He said he threw chairs, glasses and bottles at the attackers in a bid to stop them.

"They went 'this is for Allah' and then they just started stabbing her multiple times,” he told Sky News.

The Guardian quoted Vowles as saying, “They kept coming to try to stab me. They were stabbing everyone. Evil, evil people.”

He added, according to the paper, "I want to know if this girl is still alive. I've been walking around for an hour and a half crying my eyes out. I don't know what to do."

Brad Myers, an American vacationing in London, told “Fox & Friends” Sunday that he had just taken some pictures and was about to walk along the Thames River when he heard a noise.

“Then I saw the van come on to the pavement and continue along the side of the road just right where I was a few moments before, just mowing down pedestrians,” he said.

“Everyone was in shock,” he said.

What he saw reminded him of the truck attack in Nice, France.

“It’s crazy to think I was right there,” Myers said.

Eight police officers killed the attackers after arriving on the scene within eight minutes.

The officers fired 50 shots, London's assistant police commissioner Mark Rowley said at a press briefing Sunday, calling the number unprecedented. One of the bullets struck an innocent bystander. The person was recovering in a hospital.

Rowley said that the officers had no choice.

"The situation these officers were confronted with was critical - a matter of life and death - three armed men, wearing what appeared to be suicide belts, had already attacked and killed members of the public and had to be stopped immediately," he said.

It turned out the suicide belts were fake.

Rowley said the van had been rented recently by one of the attackers.

May said 48 people were injured and many had life-threatening injuries. Thirty-six remained hospitalized Sunday.

A courageous cop was one of the wounded. He confronted the three knife-wielding terrorists armed only with a baton. He was stabbed in the face, head and a leg. He was in stable condition.

British Transport Police Chief Constable Paul Crowther said of the officer that "it became clear that he showed enormous courage in the face of danger."

Crowther added that "for an officer who only joined us less than two years ago, the bravery he showed was outstanding and makes me extremely proud."

Those killed included a Canadian and a French national.

May said the Thursday's national election would be held as scheduled because "violence can never be allowed to disrupt the democratic process." Major parties suspended national campaigning Sunday out of respect for the victims.

Speaking to Fox News from London, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said the latest attacks mark the fourth or fifth time he's had to call his British counterpart in just four months on the job because of "terrible events like this."

It was the third terror attack to hit Britain in as many months.

In March, a British convert to Islam ran down people with a vehicle on Westminster Bridge, killing four, then stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament.

On May 22, a British suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. After that attack, Britain's official threat level from terrorism was raised to "critical," meaning an attack may be imminent. Several days later it was lowered to "severe," meaning an attack is highly likely.

ISIS claimed responsibility for those two attacks.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/06/04/isis-claims-london-terror-attacks-that-killed-7-police-arrest-12-in-raids.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on August 11, 2017, 12:13:55 PM
Al Qaeda has drawn a bullseye on a new American target: Subway trains
By Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times - Friday, August 11, 2017
(https://twt-thumbs.washtimes.com/media/image/2017/08/06/transit_tax_14428_c0-81-5497-3286_s885x516.jpg?2735dfc873f46df6389184ea060b4976fd25f8f3)
FILE - In this June 21, 2017 file photo, a subway train approaches the platform at Brooklyn's Smith Street above-ground subway station, in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to tax the wealthiest 1 percent of New Yorkers to fund repairs and improvements to the beleaguered subway system. The proposal comes as the mayor and Gov. Andrew Cuomo continue to squabble over who is responsible for paying for repairs to the nation's largest system. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)


Al Qaeda is about to take on a new target––America’s trains––in an upcoming edition  of its terror magazine, Inspire.
Issue No. 17 is headlined, “Train Derail Operations,” and will spell out ways to create rail disasters in a transportation system that lacks the stiff security procedures of airline travel.

It’s competing Sunni extremists group, the Islamic State, for more than a year has advocated using vehicles to mow down innocents. Its murderous followers have weaponized vehicles in Nice, Berlin and London, creating hundred of deaths and injuries.
Adding trains to the terrorist’s priority list would put at risk virtually every mode of transportation and placed added pressure on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) put out a report on Friday saying al Qaeda has teased the Inspire articles with a trailer appearing on Telegram app channels operated by its fans.

“The trailer highlights that derailments are simple to design using easily available materials, that such a planned attack can be hard to detect, and that the outcome can substantially damage a country’s transportation sector and the Western economy in general,” MEMRI said.
 
The U.S. maintains over 100,000 miles of rail. But the trailer features scenes of just one system, the subway. Its shows cars flashing through urban tunnels. It quotes from U.S. Government Accountability Office reports on the vulnerability of rail lines to sabotage. It then shows what appear to be rudimentary devices that can be clamped onto a line to cause a derailment.

“Simple to design,” the promo says in English script, mentioning “America” several times. “Made from readily available materials. Hard to be detached. Cause great destruction to the Western economy and transportation sector.”

Al Qaeda in recent months has depicted itself as making a comeback from its headquarters in  Yemen. It has created new alliances in North Africa, is using social media to attract adherence and has not given up the idea of another mass-casualty attack such as its commandeered airliner strike on New York and the Pentagon in 2001.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/11/al-qaeda-targets-us-trains/


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on August 17, 2017, 05:17:25 PM
Barcelona terror attack: At least 13 dead after van plows into crowd; 2 suspects arrested
By Travis Fedschun,  Nicole Darrah
Published August 17, 2017
Fox News
 
Police are on the hunt for the driver of the van that rammed through a crowded tourist area in Barcelona Thursday, killing 13 people and wounding more than 100 others in what investigators called an act of terror.

At least two people have been arrested as suspects in the attack, according to the regional president of Catalonia. One of the suspects is a Spanish national from Melilla, and the other is a Moroccan citizen who lived in Spain legally.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the terror attack on Thursday through its propaganda arm, according to SITE Intel Group.

"The perpetrators of the attack in #Barcelona are Islamic state soldiers and carried out the operation on command of [ISIS' leader] of targeting coalition countries," the ISIS release stated.

SITE Intel Group @siteintelgroup
BREAKING: 'Amaq News Agency reported #ISIS responsibility for #Barcelona attack #Spain
9:22 AM - Aug 17, 2017
 44 44 Replies   734 734 Retweets   135 135 likes

A senior police official said the van attack is connected to a gas explosion inside a house in the town of Alcanar Wednesday, in which one person was killed and seven were injured.

Authorities confirmed that police fatally shot the driver of a vehicle that drove through a police checkpoint and struck two officers, but a Catalan police official said the dead driver "doesn't have any connection with the terrorist attack we are investigating."

Police initially named Driss Oukabir, the Moroccan, as a suspect in the attack. However, local media are reporting a man with that name told police that his identification documents were stolen, possibly by his younger brother.

La Vanguardia ✔ @LaVanguardia
ACTUALIZACIÓN. Un hombre se presenta ante los Mossos como Driss Oukabir y denuncia el robo de su documentación http://bit.ly/2uUpkM9
9:48 AM - Aug 17, 2017
Photo published for La policía identifica a Driss Oukabir como presunto autor del atropello de la Rambla
La policía identifica a Driss Oukabir como presunto autor del atropello de la Rambla
Se trata de un magrebí residente en Ripoll
lavanguardia.com
 17 17 Replies   398 398 Retweets   136 136 likes

Oukabir rented the van that was used in the attack, according to El Pais.

A government official has confirmed to Fox News that intelligence agencies are now combing through their holdings, including terror watch lists, to determine if Oukabir was known to the FBI, DHS and other agencies. Officials are also working to determine if the suspect was blocked from entering the U.S., or if this was a radicalized individual that was not on government radar.

BARCELONA TERROR ATTACK: TIMELINE OF RECENT VEHICLE INCIDENTS IN EUROPE

The white van jumped onto a promenade and sped through a pedestrian zone on Las Ramblas of Barcelona, the famous main pedestrian walk way that crosses the city. The van swerved from side to side as it plowed into tourists and residents.

"It was clearly a terror attack, intended to kill as many people as possible," senior police official Josep Lluis Trapero said at a news conference.

State-owned broadcaster RTVE reported that investigators think two vans were used -- one for the attack and a second as a getaway vehicle.

Police killed a gunman in a shootout a few miles from Barcelona soon after the crash, El Mundo newspaper reported. However, police said later the gunman was not linked to the terror attack.

Local media originally reported two men involved in the attack had been holed up in a bar, but that was dispelled by Catalan police.

Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau announced a minute of silence will be held Friday in the city's main square "to show that we are not scared." The moment of silence will be followed by three days of mourning.

"We are a strong city in its diversity and values. Barcelona is a city of peace, of dialogue, of democracy, valient, open to the world. The cowards that have tried to plant terror will not get away with it," Colau said.

"London, Brussels, Paris and some other European cities have had the same experience. It's been Barcelona's turn today," said Carles Puigdemont, the head of the regional government.

BARCELONA TERROR ATTACK: LAWMAKERS AND NATIONAL FIGURES REACT

A grisly video of the incident appeared to show at least five people lying motionless on the ground, with legs twisted and heads bloodied.

"It was real chaos, people started running, screaming. There was a loud bang," eyewitness Ethan Spibey told Sky News.

Footage from reporters on the ground shows armed officers combing a market.

Albert Tort, a 47-year-old nurse who lives near Las Ramblas, told El Pais that what he saw at the scene was an "authentic disaster."

"Police would not let me go through but I identified myself as a nurse and I went in," he said. "What I saw was an authentic disaster. I counted at least 6 dead, I tried to revive a young [man] but it was impossible."

"I heard a lot of people screaming and then I saw the van going down the boulevard," another witness, Miguel Angel Rizo, said, "You can see all the bodies lying through Las Ramblas. It was brutal. A very tough image to see."

Barcelona resident Keith Fleming told the Associated Press he was watching television in his building on a side street just off Las Ramblas when he heard a noise and went out to the balcony to investigate.

Fleming said he saw "women and children just running and they looked terrified," he then heard a bang, possibly from someone rolling down a store shutter, as more people raced by.

The American living in the Spanish city said police arrived, and pushed everyone a full block down the street. He says the officers still are there with guns drawn and riot police stationed at the end of the block.

President Trump condemned the attack, saying in a tweet, "The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!"

Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!
8:00 AM - Aug 17, 2017
 31,647 31,647 Replies   49,604 49,604 Retweets   146,109 146,109 likes

Speaking from Panama, Vice President Pence called the day "tragic." He acknowledged that ISIS took credit for the attack, but said "whoever is responsible should know, together with our allies, we will punish those responsible" and rid "Islamic terror" from the world.

BARCELONA 'TERROR': TRUMP, STATE DEPARTMENT MONITORING SPAIN ATTACK

Emergency services in Catalonia say they have asked the Metro and train services in the area to close. Police cordoned off the broad street and shut down its stores, and asked people to stay away from the area so as not to get in the way of the emergency services.

Facebook has activated its Safety Check feature that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe following the Barcelona attack.

Barcelona's tourism association has offered rooms in area hotels to tourists who have been displaced by ther attack.

The U.S consulate in Barcelona said on Twitter it was "aware of a reported incident at Las Ramblas in Barcelona. Please avoid the area and monitor local police @mossos for updates."

"Americans in Spain: If you are safe, be sure to notify friends and loved ones. If you use social media, be sure to update your status," the consulate tweeted.

 Follow
USConsulateBarcelona ✔ @USConsulateBCN
If you are a #USCitizen in #Barcelona and you are safe, please let family & friends know, including by updating your status on social media.
7:04 AM - Aug 17, 2017
 2 2 Replies   269 269 Retweets   231 231 likes

The National Counterterrorism Center, the government hub for threat analysis, confirmed to Fox News the center is monitoring the events in Barcelona and note the use of a vehicle as a weapon.

TRUMP CONDEMNS BARCELONA TERROR, SAYS US 'WILL DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY TO HELP'

The Department of Homeland Security said Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke has been briefed on the situation. "DHS has reached out to Spanish authorities, and the Department is standing by to support our allies as they respond to and recover from this horrendous attack. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and those affected," the agency said in a statement.

On Twitter, the Department said those who need information on U.S. citizens in Spain, to call 888-407-4747 if in the U.S. or Canada.

 Follow
Travel - State Dept ✔ @TravelGov
#Barcelona: those needing welfare/whereabout info on US cits in #Spain call 888-407-4747 if in US/Canada or 202-501-4444 in other countries.
11:07 AM - Aug 17, 2017
 Replies   148 148 Retweets   84 84 likes

Spain has been the target of numerous terror attacks in the last few years, drawing the attention of the U.S. State Department.

The attack was the country's deadlist since 2004, when Al Qaeda-inspired bombers killed 192 people in coorindated attacks on Madrid's commuter trains.

Since July 2016, vehicles have been used to ram into crowds in terror attacks across Europe, killing well over 100 people in Nice, Berlin, London, and Stockholm.

Las Ramblas is a packed tourist area in central Barcelona whose central feature is a broad promenade leading to the water. The stretch is lined with numerous shops, restaurants, a sprawling market and Gaudí architecture.

People walk down a wide, pedestrianized path in the center of the street, but cars can travel on either side of the area.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/08/17/injuries-reported-after-vehicle-hits-people-in-barcelona-plaza.html


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on August 21, 2017, 11:16:43 AM
Las Ramblas van terrorist is shot dead while wearing fake bomb vest 'and screaming Allahu Akbar' at police near Barcelona
By Chris Pleasance and Sara Malm In London and Andrew Young In Subirats, Spain, For Mailonline and Nick Fagge In Ripoll, Spain, For Mailonline
PUBLISHED: 21 August 2017

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4809866/Man-wearing-explosive-belt-shot-west-Barcelona.html#ixzz4qPn1hIbc


Title: Re: Radical Islam
Post by: Dos Equis on October 31, 2017, 02:50:56 PM
NYC 'terror' attack leaves 8 dead, several injured
Fox News

Eyewitness records video of suspect running through traffic, brandishing what appear to be handguns.

At least eight people are dead after a driver barreled into a bike path and crashed a rental pickup truck into a crowd in Lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, shouting "Allahu Akbar," law enforcement sources tell Fox News and The Associated Press.

Another 11 people were injuried, officials said. The 29-year-old driver was shot by police after he jumped out of his Home Depot rental truck carrying what turned out to be two fake handguns.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, speaking at a press conference Tuesday evening, called the incident "an act of terror." Governor Andrew Cuomo said that at this point in the investigation, there is no evidence to suggest that there was a wider plot.

FBI officials confirmed to Fox News that they have agents responding to the situation "with NYPD." A bomb squad is also on scene examining a vehicle.

Member of joint terrorism task force tells Rick Leventhal that the suspect exited vehicle with a paintball gun and a BB gun.Video
Source: Lower Manhattan suspect yelled 'allah akhbar'

Following the incident in New York, President Trump tweeted "looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!"

 Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!
11:30 AM - Oct 31, 2017
 5,968 5,968 Replies   5,739 5,739 Retweets   17,380 17,380 likes
Twitter Ads info and privacy

One witness who passed the scene while on the West Side Highway said he saw several peple bleeding on the ground and a truck hit several people. Another witness told The Associated Press the truck had collided with a small bus and another vehicle.

A school photographer nearby said he peeked around the corner, where he saw a thin man in a blue track suit running and holding a gun. He claimed he saw a heavier man chasing after him.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/31/nyc-terror-attack-leaves-8-dead-several-injured.html