A video has surfaced of the Muslim activist who described ISIS executioner Jihaji John as ‘a beautiful man’ calling for Jihad at an anti-US rally in London.
Asim Qureshi urged protestors to ‘support the jihad of our brothers and sisters’ in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and Chechnya.
Speaking through a microphone at the the pan-Islamic Hizb ut-Tahrir movement rally, human rights group CAGE’s research director preached: ‘When we see the example of our brothers and sisters fighting in Chechnya, Iraq, Palestine, Kashmir, Afghanistan, then we know where the example lies.
(Go to the Daily Mail link for video)
A fatwa from a Qatari-owned online portal has been widely circulated by Egyptian press this week after it called for the destruction of pharanoic monuments on the grounds that they are contrary to Islam.
The religious edict, issued by Islam Web, was picked up by several independent Egyptian news outlets, such as Youm 7 and al-Fagr. It suggested the destruction of the historic monuments were a “religious duty” that Egyptians must fulfill.
(Looking into translating related video now)
In a speech in the eastern French city of Strasbourg, Valls said that improving home-grown Islamic education was essential to defeating the ignorance that makes “Islamist extremism and the far right feed off each other”.
His speech follows January’s Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks and comes amid concern about the influence of radical foreign imams on Muslims in France, which has Western Europe’s biggest Muslim community.
The Socialist government is also worried about the increasing popularity of the anti-immigration and anti-Europe National Front party, which is coming top of the polls ahead of regional elections due to take place later this month.
“The rise of far-right populist politics, in Europe as well as in our own country, feeds directly off the rise of jihadism, terrorism and radical extremism,” he said. “It is a situation that puts our democracy, our society and our capacity to live together in extreme jeopardy.”
(Extraordinary example of Soviet style public reeducation to preserve a myth both dangerous and certainly unacceptable to much of the indigenous population. Also this has to be a violation of France’s strict secular laws called, ‘Laicete’ [sp])
The arrests are part of a police probe into large-scale fraud linked to UK extremists travelling to Syria.
Two men, aged 29 and 23, were arrested at addresses in west and east London on suspicion of money-laundering, and have now been released on bail until April.
A third man, aged 37, was held in west London on suspicion of the same crime.
The police are now under serious pressure — as they were in the cases of Trayvon Martin and “Ferguson” — to attribute the crime to causes other than those they may actually think to be the case.
There are many difficulties with “hate crimes” legislation. But one of the worst is that it turns the law from being blind into being a tool that can be used not only to drive home a political vision, but one that can be used to ignore and even lobby to change facts.
While a lot of people seem not to want to recognize when Jews are killed as Jews, the truth is that a very great number of people appear to want Muslims or Blacks, when they are killed, to have been murdered because they were Muslims or Blacks.
This is the disturbing trend that seems to have fed into these moments of Presidential blindness.
(I have been avoiding posting the stories of drones over paris as a general rule because who wouldn’t want great aerial footage of Paris and its spectacular architecture etc. I would want that footage for sure and would try and get it if I was there. But in light of the Al Jazeera ‘journalists’ and constant alerts about it, I would think that most hobbyists would have cooled it for now so it seems more likely that the purpose is nefarious)
The decision on whether to pursue charges in connection with the ransacking of the “Justice for Mike Brown” merchandise operation (seen above) is particularly sensitive since Lesley McSpadden, Brown’s mother, is named in a police report as one of the “attackers” who participated in the assault, which cops classified as a felony armed robbery.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fiery speech this week before the U.S. Congress, in which he argued against an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, has received tacit support from an unlikely quarter — Saudi Arabia.
The oil-rich Sunni kingdom views Shiite Iran as a regional rival that is perhaps even more menacing than Israel.
That was clear in a string of columns this week published in Saudi state-linked media, which is widely seen as reflecting official views and mainstream thought in the kingdom, and which voiced skepticism of President Barack Obama’s efforts to broker a landmark nuclear agreement with Tehran.
Thank you Draculea, M., Wrath of Khan, Richard and all. Much more to come.