Keeping our eyes open means seeing horrible things. Closing them means losing everything: Links 4 on March 5 – 2015

1. ‘Last Jew in Pakistan’ Beaten by Muslim Mob – Then Arrested

Fishel Benkhald, who is leading a campaign to restore Karachi’s Jewish cemetery, attacked after agreeing to debate over minority rights.

Fishel Benkhald after being attacked
Fishel Benkhald after being attacked
Fishel Bennkhald

A Jewish activist in Pakistan was savagely beaten by a Muslim mob Wednesday – and then arrested and roughed up again by police.

Fishel Benkhald – who is leading a one-man campaign to preserve the old Jewish cemetery in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi – has been a vocal activist for minority rights in the country, which is overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim and where minorities such as Christians, Hindus and non-Sunni Muslims are routinely persecuted.

Speaking to Arutz Sheva Thursday, Benkhald – the son of a Muslim father and a Jewish mother, but who identifies as Jewish – told how he had agreed to a face-to-face debate with a Muslim Pakistani man after a discussion on the topic of minority rights on Twitter.

2. Most interesting links between Amnesty International and CAGE linked to ‘Jihadi John’.

In the past decade or so Amnesty has widened its brief from human rights and torture into such matters as how to reduce poverty and limit the arms trade. (By contrast, Human Rights Watch, a pre-eminent New York-based monitoring group, has stuck closely to the mission for which it is named.) Amnesty has forged alliances and shared platforms with groups which do not necessarily share its original aims.

Controversy over Amnesty’s relations with Cage goes back five years, when Gita Sahgal, a senior figure in Amnesty, was sacked for criticising her organisation’s close ties to Moazzam Begg, a British former detainee of the Americans in Afghanistan and then in Guantánamo, and a director of Cage (formerly Cageprisoners).

Cage describes itself as “an independent advocacy organisation working to empower communities impacted by the war on terror.” Ms Sahgal, however, has long argued that Cage is by no means a human-rights group but a promoter of violent jihad against the West and against non-Islamists in general. She has derided a claim by another former senior Amnesty figure a few years ago that Cage’s promotion of “defensive jihad” is “not antithetical to human rights”.

3. ISIS bulldozes ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group began bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq on Thursday, the government said, in the jihadists’ latest attack on the country’s historical heritage.

ISIS “assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy vehicles,” the tourism and antiquities ministry said on an official Facebook page.

An Iraqi antiquities official confirmed the news, saying the destruction began after noon prayers on Thursday and that trucks that may have been used to haul away artefacts had also been spotted at the site.

“Until now, we do not know to what extent it was destroyed,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

(Understanding islam is easy. Just think of the most vile, awful, anti-human, anti civilization things you can and put them all together and you will be nearly exactly right)

4. McGill University gym women-only hours proposal causes uproar

Muslim demands we change everything to suit islam, nothing to do with islam

When student Soumia Allalou, 23, decided to get back into shape, she contacted the university’s gym and asked when women-only hours were. She was surprised to find that there was no such thing.

“Personally I prefer to work out in a women-only environment. I just kind of assumed they would have women-only hours. I asked them if there was a project for that in the works and they said that they didn’t think so,” said Allalou, who wears a hair covering and cites religious reasons for her preference. She took to Facebook to voice her concerns.

5. Noam Chomsky, a person who I thought had become so irrelevant that no one really gave a fig what he thought about anything as its so damn predictable, feels that all the islamic terror we have seen is indeed because of oppression, poverty and all the usual Marxist distractions from reality as we might expect from him.

6. Saudi Arabia Facebook Arrest: Religious Police Detain Indian Citizen For ‘Offensive’ Hindu Mecca Photo

An Indian citizen has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for allegedly posting offensive religious images on Facebook, Gulf News reported on Tuesday. The man was detained by Saudi religious police after reportedly posting a photo of Mecca’s Grand Mosque and its iconic black “Ka’aba” cuboid replaced with Hindu religious symbols.

A Saudi national reportedly alerted the country’s religious police, officially known as the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, after seeing the image, which prompted an investigation, according to Gulf News. The man accused of posting the photo was arrested at the airport by police under the country’s anti-cyber crime law, which bans the promotion of offensive pictures.

(In keeping with the modern tradition of submitting to islamic sensitivities by the world’s media, the IB Times does not have the offensive photo in question in their article. The IB Times like everyone except possibly the Daily Mail, is determined to send humanity back to the drag ages.)

7. Islington knife murder of cyclist, 15, caught on CCTV

Police have released CCTV footage of the moment a 15-year-old boy was fatally stabbed while he was cycling with friends.

Alan Cartwright, from Islington, north London, was attacked near Copenhagen Street in the borough, last Friday.

The teenager managed to cycle away but collapsed on nearby Caledonian Road and was pronounced dead at the scene.

(Video at site)

8. Channel4 explains that Jihadi John was a great guy till someone said an unkind word to him or didn’t give him the right kind of X box on a birthday and so thats why he went to jihad.

9. This is just great. You have to watch it to get it. No amount of description could ever do this justice.

10. This seems to be a well written and fairly complete explanation of islam and its ambitions by someone raised in Egypt and experienced the transformation of that country into a pure Islamic” one right before her eyes. This is one of those things you may want to keep the link and download to send to people who might just be starting to be open to understanding this issue.
Thank you Draculea, M., Bear, Wrath of Khan, Tasha Car and so many more. Still a long way to go to catch up. Thank you all for sending in so much important material and great comments on it.

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33 Replies to “Keeping our eyes open means seeing horrible things. Closing them means losing everything: Links 4 on March 5 – 2015”

  1. 3/ There is no longer any argument to be made against Western museums having removed valuable antiquities from Muslim-infested lands. There never was, really, it’s just even more blazingly obvious now. The next problem is to secure what has been preserved in cities like London and Paris against the Muslim invaders.

  2. General Jim Mattis: Using Military Force Against ISIS

    ‘Following more than a decade of fighting for poorly articulated political goals, the Congress needs to restore clarity to our policy if we are to gain the American people’s confidence and enlist the assistance of potential allies, while sending a chilling note that we mean business to our enemies. With enemy influence expanding rapidly, patience or half-measures cannot replace a coherent strategy for taking measured steps, aligned with allies, to counter the mutating Islamist threat in the Middle East. The AUMF that Congress passes should be constructed as one building block in a coherent, integrated strategy for dealing with a region erupting in crises. Thus the AUMF needs to serve an enabling role for defeating this enemy, and not a restrictive function. Congress’ voice in the AUMF must not reassure our adversary in advance about what we will not do.’

    • He is telling it like it should be, unfortunately the left wants to impose police rules on the battlefield and to set deadlines that give the enemy the knowledge on how long we will fight.

    • Yes, his is an authoritative voice.
      There must be plenty of ex- military + policy – professionals out there. We’re certainly paying attention.

      • But by the time we get enough power to do what needs to be done they will be strong enough that the war will be longer and bloodier.

  3. Why do we even bother trying to educate Muslims? Whatever their inbred brains manage to absorb, they’ll just put it to use building a better rocket/bomb.

    • Hi Lynx,
      We educate the uninformed and the Socialists and Muslims, sheep and goats alike.
      Communist Dictators on unelected committees (sociopaths) and Dictators with Religious headships (psychopaths), will nash their teeth, for the truth a out them burns and so declare a nationwide Hate Crime that the terrorized appeasers from suffering for a high place in Heaven or Earth reinforce as the totalitarianism of Political Correctness.

      We are dissidents. Welcome to Jesus’s world. That’s why. We have a Bible publicly available that the Roman Catholic Church once killed people to prevent exposure; and today Communist and Islamic countries ban. The Evangelists turned Jesus into a magic show for conjurers to skim. Because when you trim back all the embellishments there’s a Human Rights of The Child. Something they don’t want discovered, but the exceptionally bright Founding Fathers of America understood: Love your God as you wish, and love your neighbor as yourself. Individual you are, as individual we are. Without the religious or collective indoctrination of ‘them and us’ preferences which makes them capitulators of a leap of faith, no more than cattle called by name to perform their duties, promising the return of their removed soul and spirit if they just tarried longer.

      That’s why.

  4. Srdja Trifkovic: Netanyahu’s Welcome Clarity

    Not what one might expect. He take’s Obama’s side in this, thinks inspections can work and that even a nuked-up Iran is ‘not the end of the world.’

    ‘Fifteen months later, I stand by my November 2013 assessment that it is in the American interest to encourage the development of a regional balance-of-power system in the Middle East, whereby Persians and Arabs, Sunnis and Shi’ites, would keep each other in check…’

  5. The Saudi historian makes it quite clear why Muslim taxi drivers rape women who flag them.

    This is not quite clear to the BBC, who fired one of their female employees for requesting a non-Muslim taxi driver for her daughter.

    • I agree, added to the fact that they get away with ridiculously low sentences due to “cultural misunderstanding”.
      Maybe we should treat the rapists’ culture with more respect and punish them according to Shariah: “The punishment for rape in Islam is same as the punishment for zina, which is stoning [to death] if the perpetrator is married, and one hundred lashes and banishment for one year if he is not married.
      Since most of the drivers found guilty lately appear to be “respectable married men”, maybe we should just bring back hanging.

  6. 4/ Student union VP of university affairs Claire Stewart-Kanigan’s ‘research interests:’

    Haudenosaunee, Colonialism, Critical Race Theory, Canadian Studies, Indigenous Studies, Decolonialization, Indigenous Feminisms, ‘Decolonization’ and the politics of settler state/Indigenous relations, Gender Studies, Anarcha-feminism, anarcha-Indigenism, Critical Cartography, Maps, Discourse, Political Theory, and Anarchism

    Not surprising she gets the argument 180 degrees wrong.

    That first one means Iroquois.

  7. 9/ Unvarnished Islam.

    Not a few Western women in Muslim countries unfortunately fuel these perceptions. Minute 12:00 – 13:00.

    The Frankincense Trail – Oman, Yemen and Saudi Arabia

  8. Amnesty International like most groups of that type have been taken over by the left who then bring in their favorite groups to help, now their actions are coming back to bite them on the butt.

  9. CANADA – Video made by Parliament Hill shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau ( edited by the RCMP – 18 seconds missing – )

    • Transcript of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau’s message

      Here is a transcript of the video Michael Zehaf-Bibeau recorded in his car before he shot and killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo before storming Parliament Hill, where he was killed in a shootout.

      The video does not include what, if anything, was said in 18 seconds that RCMP have edited from the video.

      “To those who are involved and listen to this movie, this is in retaliation for Afghanistan and because Harper wants to send his troops to Iraq.

      So we are retaliating, the Mujahedin of this world. Canada’s officially become one of our enemies by fighting and bombing us and creating a lot of terror in our countries and killing us and killing our innocents. So, just aiming to hit some soldiers just to show that you’re not even safe in your own land, and you gotta be careful.

      So, may Allah accept from us. It’s a disgrace you guys have forgotten God and have you let every indecency and things running your land. We don’t, we don’t go for this. We are good people, righteous people, believers of God and believing his law and his Prophets, peace be upon them all. That’s my message to all of you in this, Inshallah, we’ll not cease until you guys decide to be a peaceful country and stay to your own and I-, and stop going to other countries and stop occupying and killing the righteous of us who are trying to bring back religious law in our countries.

      Thank you.”

  10. Mosque in Montreal’s St-Laurent borough faces eviction over zoning issue

    Al Andalous Islamic Center could face fines up to $1,000 a day if it doesn’t shut doors by April 3

    A popular mosque in Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough is facing fines of up to $1,000 a day if it refuses to heed an eviction notice, CBC’s French-language service Radio-Canada has learned.

    According to borough authorities, the Al Andalous Islamic Center, which hosts about 1,000 worshippers for Friday prayers at its Décarie Boulevard location, has been operating primarily as a place of worship where zoning prohibits it.

    The Association des Sciences Islamiques au Canada, the non-profit organization which manages the mosque, says it first applied for a permit in 2012.

    In its application, the association said the place of worship was “born of a need in the community, as the presence of Muslims in the borough is growing year by year.”

    The application was rejected in May 2013, and an eviction notice was served.

    ‘We warned them’

    Alan DeSousa, the mayor of the borough, said when officials visited they discovered the building was mostly used for worship, which is contrary to zoning regulations.

    “We warned them that they were not in the right place and had to find another one,” he said.

    Since the mosque’s application was rejected in the spring of 2013, there have been several written exchanges between its directors and borough authorities.

    These exchanges were concluded last month with the issuance of a final notice asking the mosque to vacate the premises by April 3. If the association that operates it fails to do so, it could be forced to pay up to $1,000 a day in fines.

    We were very permissive and nice to them by giving them time, since 2013, to find another place,” said DeSousa.

    “We saw that it was not going anywhere.”
    Searching for another location

    The mosque’s administrators say they have had trouble finding another location of adequate size where local zoning regulations allow places of worship.

    They are planning to challenge the eviction notice.

    The Association of Muslims and Arabs for a Secular Quebec is supporting the mosque in its efforts.

    Haroun Bouazzi, the group’s co-president, said closing it would be a bad idea because it would alienate worshippers and lead to crowding in other mosques.

    “We must avoid what happened in France, where there are just no new places of worship,” Bouazzi said, adding that people could end saying their prayers “in the street” if mosques aren’t available.

  11. White House: destruction of Nimrud ‘incomprehensible’

    Washington (AFP) – The White House expressed outrage Friday at the bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud by the Islamic State jihadist group in northern Iraq.

    The National Security Council tweeted: “Deeply saddened by incomprehensible destruction of historical, cultural and religious artifacts in Iraq, including recent attacks in Nimrud.”

    Iraqi antiquities officials said IS militants had moved trucks last week to the site overlooking the Tigris River, 30 kilometers (18 miles) southeast of their main hub of Mosul.

    The United Nations has termed the demolition a war crime.

    Nimrud was founded in the 13th century BC and was considered the jewel of the Assyrian era.

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