News links for Feb. 4 2014 – 3

1. Kurds from Iraq wage holy war in Syria with one eye on home

(Reuters) – Twenty-five year old Ako Abd al-Qadir went to wage holy war in Syria vowing to return and conquer all of Iraqi Kurdistan in the name of Islam on the way back to his home town of Halabja. […] Kurdish security services however raided 11 mosques one night last December in the city of Sulaimaniyah on suspicion they were being used as recruitment centres, seizing identity papers and laptops. They have not disclosed what evidence they found. […] Wearing a black leather jacket over his Kurdish clothes, the young man who did return from Syria said he would have no qualms about fighting his ethnic kin in the name of Islam: “My religion comes before my Kurdishness – I make decisions based on my religion.”

2. Feb 1: Nigeria: death toll rises in Boko Haram attacks to 138

Islamist terror group Boko Haram, officially labelled a ‘Foreign Terrorist Organisation’ by the US government in November last year, is suspected to have coordinated the violence.

‘Boko Haram’ translates as ‘Western education is sacrilege’. The group has ties to Al-Qaeda and is responsible for over 2,000 deaths in Nigeria since 2009. Its leadership has declared it aims to cleanse the country of Christians, eradicate Nigerian democracy and replace it with an Islamic state guided by Sharia law.

3. Three brothers butcher their ‘possessed’ mother before eating her organs in Philippines ritual killing

The three men are of the Moro indigenous ethnic Muslim race.

4.  Bomb squad sent to home of Lars Vilks

Bomb technicians were dispatched to the home of Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who has previously received death threats after depicting the prophet Muhammad as a dog, for what turned out to be a false alarm.

Police were called around 3.30pm with reports that a suspicious object had been found in the yard of the artist’s home.

“We can’t rule out that it’s something dangerous and that’s why we’ve called the bomb experts to the scene,” Skåne County police spokesman Nils Norling told the local Helsignborg Dagbladet (HD) newspaper.

Thank you Lena N, M, Fjordman, UK Pete and all who sent in material. More to come I am sorry to say.

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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

13 Replies to “News links for Feb. 4 2014 – 3”

  1. #2 It would be interesting to discover in 20 years time from the seventh incarnation of Wikileaks, the terrorist website, that Boko Haram were funded and supplied by Socialist governments to destablize it for their oil. Christianity there being no longer in the hands of the government and so outlived its use.

  2. EDL Buck,

    You mean Mothercare is an Islamic porn site?

    I don’t understand how the use of burka can prevent any pedophile rape. The body outline too sexy that it needs a flowing tent? Or is it like ‘peek-a-boo’ where Muslims see them, and then they don’t?

    Does Islam advocate color coding clothing, as pick up a baby from behind, the boys and girls look the same?

    The rules to be a Muslim are so difficult, can a LGBTQ trainer explain these Diversity issues please.

  3. Italy migrant influx incessant and massive, says minister (BBC, Feb 4, 2014)
    “More than 2,000 migrants landed on Italian shores in January, the government says, compared to just 217 in the same month last year. Deputy Interior Minister Filippo Bubbico said Italy was subject to an “incessant and massive influx of migrants” in 2013. He said that a total of 42,925 migrants reached Italy by sea last year, an increase of 325% on 2012. The figures do not include migrants who died making the perilous sea crossing. Last October more than 400 people drowned in two shipwrecks near the island of Lampedusa, the closest Italian territory to North Africa. Italy has been seeking help from other EU states to deal with the migrant influx. “In 2013, Italy was subjected to an incessant and massive influx of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East,” Mr Bubbico told parliament. He said that a total of 2,925 vessels of various shapes and sizes landed on Italian shores last year, carrying about 43,000 people, including nearly 4,000 children. Some 37,886 migrants landed in Sicily, including 14,753 on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa. Most migrants had set off from Libya, followed by Egypt and Turkey, Mr Bubbico said. However, the main country of origin – based on migrants’ declarations – was Syria, which accounted for 11,307 migrants compared to 582 in 2012. Eritrea was the next highest point of origin with 9,834 migrants, official figures showed – an increase of more than 400% over the previous year…”

  4. Blast near Peshawar hotel kills 9 (CNN, Feb 4, 2014)
    “A suicide bomber blew himself up near a hotel restaurant in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday night, killing nine people and injuring more than 30 others, officials said. The bomber was sitting at a nearby shop before rushing toward the restaurant and detonating his explosives, police official Najeeb Rehmna told reporters. A witness, Musadiq Ali, told CNN that he fell to the ground or when the blast happened. “I rushed to the spot and saw scores of people lying in blood,” Ali said. Details about the attacker and his motive weren’t immediately available. Shaqfat Malik, a bomb disposal unit official, told CNN that the bomber’s remains have been sent to a laboratory for DNA testing. A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, Shahidullah Shahid, said his group had no connection to the blast…”

  5. Bus blast kills 2 soldiers in Yemeni capital (CNN, Feb 4, 2014)
    “Two soldiers were killed and 14 others were injured Tuesday when a bomb planted under a military bus exploded in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, authorities said. The soldiers were on their way to work from another district of the capital. Three of the injured are in critical condition, authorities said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Violence continues on a daily basis in Sanaa, with thousands of troops still stationed on the streets. “Security has deteriorated over the last two months, and people are worried. Troops are in the streets, but in the wrong place in the wrong time,” said Ahmed Bahri, a senior official in the opposition Haq Party…”

  6. Libyan blast injures six children at Benghazi school (BBC, Feb 5, 2014)
    “At least six children have been injured in Libya in a grenade attack on a school in Benghazi, officials say. Witnesses say the grenade was thrown over a wall into a private school in the Tabilinu area during a break from lessons. Benghazi has witnessed a series of bomb attacks and assassinations within the past year, but attacks on schools are rare. It is not yet known who is responsible for the attack. A Benghazi resident told the BBC that a family member had seen a man use his mouth to prepare the grenade for detonation. He then threw it into the school before escaping in a low black car, the eyewitness said. People were running and screaming after the blast, the resident said…”

  7. Suspected Volgograd bombing mastermind killed, state media say (CNN, Feb 5, 2014)
    “A suspected mastermind of twin bomb attacks in the Russian city of Volgograd was killed in a police operation in the restive North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, state media reported Wednesday. The man died in a shootout at a house in the town of Izberbash, the official Itar-Tass news agency said. One accomplice surrendered to police, but others were killed alongside the suspected mastermind, the news agency said. The attacks on Volgograd’s public transit system in late December, which killed 34 people and injured about 100, shocked Russia and fueled security concerns ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics….”

  8. Iraq: Deadly car and suicide bombings rock Baghdad (CNN, Feb 5, 2014)
    “At least 25 people were killed and 30 others injured in three bombings that hit the Iraqi capital on Wednesday morning, Baghdad police officials said. All three attacks struck close to checkpoints for entry to the city’s Green Zone, a heavily fortified area that houses Iraqi government offices and the U.S. and British embassies. In the deadliest attack, a suicide bomber targeted a security checkpoint near the Green Zone, Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Saad Maan Ibrahim said. Police officials said the bomber struck a restaurant that is frequented by Iraqis going into the Green Zone. The second blast occurred near the entrance to Iraq’s Foreign Ministry building. Police and residents said a car bomb exploded in a parking lot opposite the building, while the Interior Ministry said it was a suicide bombing. The third explosion took place in the Al-Sanak area of Baghdad, one of the capital’s main commercial areas…”

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