I can’t add anything to that but I can augment it.
In the 2008 attacks in Bombay carried out by religious muslims, a group of terrorists broke away from the main group and went quite far in the city to attack a Jewish organization called Mumbai Chabad House. There was no logistical advantage to this. In fact it was a huge depletion on their very limited resources for this attack to send 2 men and what ornaments and armaments they had to this house quite far away from the main attack sites to kill some Jews.
In the recent attack in France, it was no accident that 4 people were killed in a Jewish grocery store. These people did not work for Charlie Hebdo and seeing as how Jews in the west are notoriously leftist and as likely to be anti ‘defamation of religion’ as not, this target had no logistical or tactical advantage to the muslim attackers whatsoever.
The purpose was strategic. To be part of the global extermination of Jews, both in Mumbai, Paris and countless other islamic attacks seemingly unconnected to any usual geopolitical goal of muslims or muslim entities.
So thank you for this Pat Condell. You have nailed it.
Also, since posting this, some rather revealing news about what certainly appears to be this guy have been placed in the comments. For all interested, please click the links offered by the commenters. See if they fit the thesis of this post.
(It is larger there, might be easier to read the titles at the MEMRI link)
This is a fascinating clip. Please watch it all the way through before passing any kind of judgment. One of the first curious things I noticed, was an odd sense of suspicion about this imam because early on I noticed he was using reason. Something which is anathema to islam overall.
A few times this site has alluded to the ‘wedge strategy’ and even spoken about what I call, ‘Government imams’. I would suggest this is one of them.
A one on one debate between this man and Robert Spencer would be one for the books although I believe I have seen something like it before, where Robert is arguing for the demonstrably true nature of islam using reason, islamic scripture and islamic history, against an imam who is trying to retroactively rewrite the islamic narrative in order to achieve an outcome most of us would agree with.
I would love it if this worked. But it won’t, it can’t and frankly I think this contributes to motivating young cultural muslims and other young people to join up with the jihadis because of the moral outrage when it is discovered that governments and government sponsored mosques and imams, (not saying this one is but betting it is) are discovered to be exactly that, peddling an acceptable version of islam, easily discoverable to be untrue by even a cursory look at the scripture and facts. For example abrogation is in the koran itself. While this imam does an admirable job of trying to undo the horrific and incalculable damage the concept has done to humanity and the world, it remains right there in the koran clear as day.
I look forward to the comments on this one.
Thanks to a commenter, ‘Just a thought’, it would appear that someone who looks very similar and who’s name is the same except the last part of it has been changed to ‘From Egypt’ (Al Masry) may have been in the news before where a woman who rebuked his offer to make her his 4th wife or temporary whore annoyed him so much he called her a Jew.
Sam Harris meets my working definition of genius. That is, ‘an ambassador to the obvious’. However I have a few minor differences with him in his analysis here.
“The Muslim world”, he says, “simply has to get used to free speech winning”. Not gonna happen. We have to pound them into submission as we have every time in history when Islam has intersected with any other group. That has proven to be the only way that we can preserve our public trust and ability to offer ideas that are not in full agreement with the religion and politics of the day. The rest of it is excellent however.
Militants have attacked a hotel popular with foreigners in Libya’s capital, killing at least three people and injuring 12 others, officials say.
Several gunmen stormed the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli and opened fire in the reception area. A car bomb also exploded outside the hotel. Unconfirmed reports say some of the assailants have blown themselves up and that foreigners are among the dead.
(I waited a day or two after I initially got this to check the source. I feel its so important that its best not to float this one till there is some indication its not made up out of whole cloth. Fausta’ a great blog about the jihad in Latin America, had said this a week or two ago or more, and the person who runs the site linked above I am assured is very good)
North Korea this past weekend accused Israel of “representing dictatorial forces for aggression that trample down the legitimate right of the Palestinian people.”
Pyongyang responded angrily to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remark to the visiting Japanese premier last week in which the Israeli leader said that both Jerusalem and Tokyo face “formidable threats from nearby rogue states” – Israel from Iran and Japan from North Korea.
Iran, Netanyahu said, “cannot be allowed to travel the road taken by North Korea,” a path, which he said led to an agreement with Pyongyang in 1994 that “was widely celebrated as a historic breakthrough for nonproliferation, but in the end, that deal failed to prevent the dangerous proliferation that threatens all of east Asia today.”
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was reportedly held captive by Taliban militants for five years, will be charged with desertion for leaving his post, according to sources of retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer. Bergdahl was only released after President Barack Obama negotiated with the terrorists, agreeing to release five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.
Shaffer, senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, told Bill O’Reilly on Monday night that his sources have confirmed the Army has concluded its investigation and Bergdahl’s lawyer has been given a “charge sheet” informing him of the desertion charge.
1. University of Alberta event: Try on a hijab! Why not!
Because thats all Islam is, right? Just clothes we aren’t used to. They don’t represent anything like a religion that has as its core dogma, the utter destruction of Western values, freedoms and basic human rights for non-muslims an ultimately for muslims as well. So I suggest that students at the University of Alberta open a kiosk next door and do a ‘try on a Nazi arm band’ or a KKK white pointy hood. Because its just about the fashion statements and not the horror the uniform wearers historically represent at all. The wearers of these garments are actually victims of the people they attack when they occasionally fight back!
4. This is a very interesting little sermon by a senior clerical figure in Saudi Arabia. There are two points the translator focused on: The attack on Western freedoms and how killing people works, (although he is usually right it actually didn’t change the editorial policy of Charlie Hebdo 1 bit) and a sub text of that I found interesting was that anyone who mocks the pirate mohamed, whether muslim or not, is guilty of apostasy and has earned the death penalty. While the logic is convoluted here, it is what they think and they will act on this form of jurisprudence. Also note that there is no ‘guilty mind’ but only that this was perceived to have been done. Lastly they talk about how muslims discovered the Americas before both Europeans and the Amer-Indians. The temptation is to laugh this off but it needs to be understood that Islam fabricates a history everywhere it dominates and kills those that do real science or research and forces an invented narrative on the public, much as communists do. (See Lysenkoism)
5. Here is a handy comparison chart between the Islamic State and Saudi Arabia for all who wonder why Obama went to the KSA instead of the 70th anniversary of the Hollocaust event so many other world leaders went to. This is from Zero Hedge
A lot of great people collaborated on this post, some of whom I lost track of. But thank you all as well as those who sent material into the comments that are not posted in this one. Awareness grows overall and we have to add inertia to that process if we wish to preserve our own laws and culture.
Thank you M, ML., Yucki, Richard, a student from Alberta, Draculea, Don L., Don C., and a lot of others. More to come. Actually a song I’m really looking forward to posting soon.
A 41-year-old Ohio man armed with several knives tried to buy a plane ticket with a fake ID before being gunned down by police after lunging at an officer with a blade outside the Columbus airport, police said.
Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed had parked illegally outside the ticketing terminal and was acting bizarrely as he tried to buy a ticket to an undisclosed location Wednesday afternoon. He showed off a woman’s ID to try and make the buy at one point before he was rebuffed, cops said.
(Once again, professional Jews get it catastrophically wrong. They may as well build the camps themselves if they are going to do this. There is no such thing as collective rights and if we are going to start inventing them, muslims will have a legal basis to destroy all of us, Jews, secular liberals etc.)
Proposal would criminalise activities such as banning the burqa, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and Holocaust denial
European Jewish leaders, backed by a host of former EU heads of state and government, are to call for pan-European legislation outlawing antisemitism amid a sense of siege and emergency feeding talk of a mass exodus of Europe’s oldest ethnic minority.
A panel of four prestigious international experts on constitutional law backed by the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR) have spent three years consulting widely and drafting a 12-page document on “tolerance”. They are lobbying to have it converted into law in the 28 countries of the EU.
The proposal would outlaw antisemitism as well as criminalising a host of other activities deemed to be violating fundamental rights on specious religious, cultural, ethnic and gender grounds.
3. And now, some links on the Iranian assassination of Argentina’s prosecutor:
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The first journalist to report on the death of a Argentine state prosecutor, who was investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, said on Saturday that he had fled Argentina fearing for his life. “I’m leaving because my life is in danger. My phones are tapped,”
(But wait! didn’t the government there sign not one but two peace deals with various muslim rampaging groups?)
At least 49 Philippine police commandos have been killed in a clash with Muslim rebels in the south, a bloodbath which tested a peace accord signed last March.
An 11-hour gun battle broke out after police entered the remote town of Mamasapano, held by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) without coordinating with the rebels as required under their ceasefire agreement.
The bodies of 49 police have been recovered from the town on Mindanao island and moved to an army camp, regional police spokeswoman Judith Ambong told AFP.
She did not say whether any MILF members were killed.
Police had been targeting two high-profile terror suspects in the operation.
“This is going to be a big problem,” the MILF’s chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal told AFP when asked how the fighting would affect the peace process.
Ottawa (AFP) – Canadian special forces have twice exchanged gunfire with Islamic State fighters in Iraq since the first confirmed ground battle between Western troops and IS earlier this month, a senior officer said Monday.
Recalling the first incident, Captain Paul Forget told a briefing: “Two similar events have occurred over the last week and, in both cases, Canadian special operations forces, again acting in self-defense, effectively returned fire, neutralizing the threat.”
ISIS has called on its supporters to carry out terror attacks in Western countries, according to an audio recording released Monday that celebrates recent atrocities including the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris.
The Islamist extremist group’s spokesman, Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani, urged jihadis to carry out lone wolf atrocities in the message, which was produced its media arm and distributed on Twitter and jihadi forums.
Al-Adnani praised recent attacks in Canada, France, Australia, and Belgium and warned the West that ISIS would continue to inflict terror on its soil and that worse attacks were to come.
Those who disobey Islamic State’s fundamentalist edicts — including banning smoking or doing business during daily prayer times, and requiring women to cover their heads and faces — are whipped. Or worse. Late last month, two doctors were executed, according to ousted officials who continue to communicate by phone with Mosul residents, for having failed to save the life of an Islamic State leader wounded in an airstrike.
Thank you M., Maria J., ML., Draculea, Richard, Wrath of Khan and many more and much more to come.
ANKARA- A Turkish court has ordered Facebook to block a number of pages deemed insulting to the [Islam’s] Prophet Mohammad, threatening to stop access to the whole social networking site if it does not comply, state broadcaster TRT reported.
The order, made by the court on Sunday, followed a request by a prosecutor, TRT said. A source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday that Facebook had blocked one page in response to a valid legal request from Turkish authorities.
2. WH Official Statement: Islam One of the World’s Great Religions
When the media whines about how Netanyahu is undermining Obama, remember that Obama’s people are running a direct anti-Netanyahu election campaign in Israel. Exactly the way that Clinton’s people did.
Haaretz reporter Roi Arad revealed in an article in the Hebrew edition today that the foreign funded organization, “One Voice”, is bankrolling the V-2015 campaign to defeat Binyamin Netanyahu’s national camp in the March 2015 Knesset Elections.
Similar images have been shown in exhibitions across Europe and America without prompting outrage, much less protests or a violent response. Made by Muslim artists for fellow Muslims, they come from a long but often overlooked tradition.
Archival photo of the lawyer and Professor Grégoire Lafarge while he was answering media questions concerning one of his clients: the vice-president of the Front National (Marine LePen’s party), Florian Philippot.
MONAY 19 January 2015
A French lawyer and Professor, Gregoire Lafarge, created quite a commotion (in class and online) – this Friday, when he took on one of his students during a course of ethics.
Le Figaro (Respected French centre-right Daily) quotes one of the students who witnessed the scene: “Arriving in the lecture hall, the professor looked at the veiled young girl intensively. He approached her, probably to ask her to take of her veil, but other students prevented him from ending his sentence. He reacted badly and left the lecture hall immediately. Before returning, apparently in anger, “he undressed in taking off his scarf, his jacket, his shirt. He shouted “my religion is naturism”. (Nudism)
The collegues of the targetted student also reacted, as reported in Le Figaro.
This is significant given the government and media establishment attempts to drive a wedge into the anti-Islamification of Europe movement by very powerful, not to mention dishonest methods.
The fact that Geert sent an official greeting to the Dresden PEGIDA shows that these attempts to fracture the will of European liberals to preserve the most basic of freedoms was not intimidating to the PVV, Geert Wilders’ party in the Netherlands.
This is a very good sign.
Thank you ESW and Rembrandt Clancey for all the hard work on the translation and timing and M for finding the footage.
Sometimes it seems that in places like Pakistan, a dozen people get killed in the riots over who picks the Wednesday night movie rental. But the past couple of days seem to have more than the usual number of deaths seemingly connected to increased demands to destroy the basic freedom to be free of religious authority in Western nations. As such, we should be concerned at the level of violence.
1. RAMALLAH – Islamists on Saturday called for ‘jihad’ against France
(This one is sent out for translation in case there is any actual content in the interviews)
2. The most recent decent Maher clip where he shows that he seems to have figured it out and more importantly, is willing to speak about it.
I find this clip interesting because I think both of them are wrong on some subtle points. The guest of course is trying to use the wedge strategy (50 seconds he tips his hand on that) which appears to be the province of the media and government elite who are trying to drive a wedge between the pointy end of the spear and the handle, or less allegorically, the jihadis and the water carriers. (At about 1:40 he nearly literally explains that this is what he is doing) There are a number of points where he was wrong as well as using fallacious logic but his misdirections seemed to be to the purpose of driving that wedge in.
Besides the fact that lying to achieve your goals is ethically problematic, the main problem not only is that it doesn’t work but lying to teenage, culturally-muslim boys about their religion in a tissue paper thin way only to have them discover they are being lied to by media and government is likely a large factor in their decisions to go full on jihadi. After all, what would generate more hate? Telling the truth about a history you don’t have to be connected to, or claiming you, your family and your history are something they obviously are not.
The speaker at 2:00 also omits the most important bullet point and that is that the actions of the jihadis can be justified and even shown to be compulsory by all islamic scripture and history as well as the example of the pirate mohamed.
(Just to be clear on this, as I find this headline to be so stunning that no matter how often I read it, I have a tough time absorbing the horror of it. THE LEADER OF THE ISLAMIC STATE HAS ORDERED THAT TWO MILLION GIRLS HAVE THEIR GENITALS ‘SURGICALLY’ MUTILATED)
The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham has asked all families around Iraq’s northern city of Mosul to circumcise their daughters or face severe punishment.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the self-declared Islamic State, has ordered the female genital mutilation of two million Iraqi girls to “distance them from debauchery and immorality”.
The “fatwa” issued by the Sunni Muslim fighters would potentially affect four million women and girls, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq Jacqueline Badcock told reporters in Geneva by video from Irbil.
“This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is of grave concern and does need to be addressed,” she said.
Speaking to BasNews, a spokesman for Mosul police, Ahmed Obaydi, said: “Baghdadi’s decision to have all women circumcised is, as he claims, to prevent immorality and promote Islamic attitudes among Muslims. The decision was made by Baghdadi as a ‘gift’ for people in Mosul.”
The decision has, however, sparked outrage by human rights organisations, who said that genital cutting exposes women to an increased risk of disease.
(I guess women over 30 have their own genitals ‘grandfathered’ in by the new law)
Thank you M., GoV., UK Pete, Buck, Richard and all. More to come but I think three is enough for this post.
(Daniel Greenfield details the culture war against the first film in a long time that takes a non-postmodern view of America and the ethics of war. This is important as it was this type of attack on the culture via Hollywood and universities which has put us where we are now)
An Iraq War movie was supposed to be an anti-war movie. There was no other way to tell the story. Spielberg’s own interest in American Sniper was focused on “humanizing” the other side. When he left and Clint Eastwood, coming off a series of failed films, took the helm, it was assumed that American Sniper would briefly show up in theaters and then go off to die quietly in what was left of the DVD aisle. And then American Sniper broke box office records that had been set by blockbusters like Avatar, Passion and Hangover Part II by refusing to demonize American soldiers or to spin conspiracy tales about the war. Instead of pandering to coastal progressives, it aimed at the patriotic heartland.
Instead audiences chose to see a movie about how great Americans can be even in difficult times. There’s nothing that threatens the left as much as that.
2. Remember the article posted recently about media deception and in fact it was itself a piece of media deception about PEGIDA and its personalities?
16:20 hrs: The official number of participants according to police spokesman Thomas Geithner is 17,000! At the counterdemonstration of ‘Dresden Nazifrei’, ‘Kehraus’ and ‘Dresden für alle’ it is supposed to have been 5,000”
My dear friends in Dresden,
What is taking place here in Dresden is truly fabulous. Dresden is leading the way. All of Europe is watching you. You are not alone. You are part of something huge. In Germany, in Holland, in all of Europe. You are fulfilling the hope of many. You are the voice of the population against the elite. You are the people!
People in Germany have had enough.
People in Holland have had enough.
In all of Europe, people have had enough.
Enough of terror and hatred.
Enough of attacks, enough of bloodshed.
Enough of Islamization, which betrays our Judeo-Christian identity and our traditions, which destroys the future of our children and which is selling out our countries and our civilization.
In all of Europe people are saying: “We are the people!” And we are sick of it!
“Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram have launched an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria. Fierce fighting was reported on the outskirts. The military is carrying out air strikes, and a curfew is in place.
Maiduguri is home to tens of thousands of people who have fled Boko Haram attacks and was visited on Saturday by President Goodluck Jonathan. Another Boko Haram attack was reported in Monguno, north of Maiduguri.
Boko Haram, which means “Western education is forbidden” in the Hausa language, launched guerrilla operations in 2009 to create an Islamic state…”
SYDNEY’S Islamic State butchers Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar have been accused of buying, raping and torturing Yazidi slave girls in Syria and teaching their young children how to torture the girls.
One woman has described how Sharrouf’s children threatened to behead them and film their deaths.
“(They) said that they would make a video while cutting off our heads,” the woman, who says she was bought as a slave by Sharrouf told the ABC’s 7.30 Report last night.
(Someone needs to write a book of things Obama didn’t go to. The US general who was killed in Afghanistan, that was another thing the White House did not attend)
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will represent the United States at the 70th anniversary ceremony for the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp on Tuesday—rather than President Barack Obama or Vice President Joe Biden—while other countries are slated to send their heads of state.
Tuesday’s ceremony will likely be the last major anniversary where a significant number of survivors of the Nazi camp are present. About 300 are expected to attend, and most of them are in their 90s or older than 100. Nazi authorities killed 1.1 million people at the camp, mostly Jews, which was liberated by the Soviet army in January 1945.
5. Hardline Islamist group Hizbut Tahrir Malaysia protest at French embassy
A hardline imam at a mosque where the killers of soldier Lee Rigby worshipped is suing the BBC, saying it described him as an ‘extremist’.
Shakeel Begg, 37, is taking legal action after presenter Andrew Neil said on the Sunday Politics Show that the imam had praised jihad as ‘the greatest of deeds’.
Mr Begg, head of the Lewisham Islamic Centre in South-East London, is demanding libel damages and that the BBC doesn’t again call him an ‘extremist’ who ‘encourages religious violence’.
Thank you M., Buck, Yucki, Richard, UK Pete and many more for the links and tips. I wish there was a way of knowing if the fog was clearing on public perception of islam but i’m pretty sure governments want to keep that information tightly controlled in order to increase it as a general rule.
Far be it to augment Robert Spencer but I really feel this needs saying in this context.
One has an obligation to criticize religious authority because whenever this is not allowed, it will become totalitarian political authority and it always does and not just Islam, but especially islam.