1. Via Rail terror trial – The Kooky Koranic Krap the jury never heard
2. Mosque vandalized in St-Sauveur neighbourhood
“We also had hate stickers a few months ago,” he says
3. Thomas Mulcair at ISNA Mosque
4. Iceland drops EU membership bid
Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson said he had already informed current EU president Latvia and the European Commission about the cabinet’s move.
Iceland gave no reason for dropping its bid to join the 28-member bloc.
But after winning the 2013 elections two Eurosceptic parties said the nation already enjoyed most full membership benefits through deals with the EU.
5. Interesting US anti Iran-deal propaganda video
6. Turkey claims that a Canadian CSIS agent was responsible for getting 3 girls across the Turkish border into the Islamic State when in fact it was the Turks.
(Looking for the link on the discovery of the Turk element, but it is in a comment on an earlier post)
7. Japan appears to have stopped taking immigrants and refugees pretty much altogether. This is, for those howling strident anti-American leftists, what xenophobia actually looks like.
8. More jihadists arrested in Spain
(Is the fact that more and more news sites use the word ‘jihad’ instead of more islam-sanitized adjectives a sign of changing policies or editorial slips?)
Another terrorist Perp walk video from Spain…
9. Muslim politician to sue over French airport ‘humiliation’
The Justice and Development (AK) Party’s deputy representative in Brussels, Asiye Bilgin, has said she will file a lawsuit after she was forced to take off her jacket at a secur?ty checkpoint in a French airport.
Bilgin, who wears an Islamic scarf, said on Wednesday she was asked by security personnel at Strasbourg Airport to take off her jacket even though she had told them that she was only wearing a sleeveless shirt underneath.
She said: “I have been living in Europe for 31 years.”
“Although I have faced many types of discrimination, I was never humiliated this much.”
After her first refusal to take off her jacket, a male security officer then loudly asked her to remove it, she said.
Bilgin replied that, as a Muslim woman, she could not take off her jacket in public and requested a private cabin.
She said she told the security officer: “What you are doing is against religious freedom and human rights.”
(No. It isn’t. However blowing up everyone all over the place, making flying an awful experience, constantly interfering with all other peoples and cultures and demanding everyone bends to your every savage whim while not adjusting one iota to anyone else’s beliefs or customs, now that is against freedom and human rights.)
Thank you M., Richard, Yucki, Buck, UK Pete, CB Sashenka and many more who wrote in. More to come. li
South Yorkshire Police ‘ignored Sheffield abuse claims’ (BBC, March 12, 2015)
“South Yorkshire Police knew hundreds of young girls were making claims of sexual abuse in Sheffield but did not act, an ex-police officer has alleged.
Documents and interviews with ex-officers suggested the force failed to pursue a number of child sexual exploitation (CSE) inquiries.
It also ignored intelligence that girls as young as 12 were being raped and assaulted, the officer told the BBC.
The force said CSE inquiries were complex and could take a long time.
Two former senior officers are being investigated by the police watchdog over their handling of CSE allegations in Sheffield.
A copy of a document from South Yorkshire Police’s intelligence database details more than 200 girls in Sheffield who were suspected of being sexually exploited.
It also lists more than 320 men accused of carrying out abuse, mainly between 2007 and 2010.
The abuse includes:
Dozens of allegations of sex with a child
Physical assaults, including beatings
Threats, including threats to kill parents and threats to scald girls by holding kettles of boiling water over them
Most of the girls are aged 13 to 15 but some are as young as 12.
The nationalities of the alleged abusers include a mixture of Iraqi Kurds, white British, black British, and Pakistani Heritage, among others.
The document lists three members of the same family linked to the alleged abuse of almost three-dozen girls.
In most cases there is no evidence police took any action. …”
Somalia unrest: Baidoa raid ‘leaves eight dead’ (BBC, March 12, 2015)
“At least eight people have died in an attack by suspected al-Shabab militants on a fortified government compound in the town of Baidoa, southern Somalia.
The attackers, who are said to have been wearing military uniforms, shot their way into the compound after setting off an explosion at the gates.
All five of the gunmen are believed to have been killed.
Al-Shabab continues to carry out attacks despite being weakened by drone strikes and an African Union operation.
The Islamist militants, who are allied to al-Qaeda, controlled Baidoa for three years until they were driven out by Ethiopian troops in 2012….”
Australian teen’s ‘IS suicide attack achieved nothing’ (BBC, March 12, 2015)
“The Islamic State (IS) suicide attack allegedly carried out by Australian Jake Bilardi achieved nothing, an Iraqi military spokesman said.
IS propaganda claimed on Thursday that the Melbourne teenager died in a suicide attack on Ramadi in Iraq.
But General Tahssin Ibrahim told broadcaster ABC that his suicide was worthless.
He said young Australians and others were being lured by “stupid” promises of paradise.
According to IS propaganda, Bilardi, 18, died in a co-ordinated series of suicide bomb attacks in Ramadi in Anbar province, Iraq.
The teenager’s alleged involvement in the attacks has not been independently verified….”
Top US Military Official Repeatedly Warned Iraq About Troops’ Conduct (abcnews, March 12, 2015)
“America’s top military official, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, repeatedly warned Iraqi leaders about the conduct of both the Iraqi military and the militias that fight alongside them, a senior U.S. official told ABC News.
The Iraqi government says it has launched an investigation into alleged atrocities committed by Iraqi troops and Shia militias, some captured in a trove of images and footage found online, as revealed in an ABC News investigation Wednesday. Today State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said the images amounted to “disturbing and serious allegations.”
“This behavior is clearly – you know – their behavior must be above reproach or they risk being painted with the same brush as ISIL [ISIS] fighters and certainly that’s a message that we are making clear,” Psaki told reporters today….”
Officials: US Drone Strike in Somalia Kills Westgate Planner (abcnews, March 12, 2015)
“A U.S. drone strike in Somalia on Thursday is believed to have killed a senior member of the al-Shabab extremist group who allegedly helped plan the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, officials said.
Adan Garar and two others are suspected to have been killed after their car was targeted near the town of Bardhere, the Kenyan and U.S. officials said.
The senior Kenyan official, who insisted on anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to give the information to the media, says Garar is also suspected of planning failed attacks on Kenya’s coast and in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, last year. The U.S official also insisted on anonymity….”
PAKISTAN – The dirty truth: 41 million Pakistanis without toilets
Recently, a Unicef warning announced that an alarming 41 million people in Pakistan lack access to adequate toilets; forcing them to defecate in public. Pakistan is in fact the third largest country, behind India and Indonesia, where people are forced to defecate in the open.
This troubling practice which has become the norm for 41 million Pakistanis has profound health and nutritional consequences. Open defecation has significant consequences and it is imperative that we explore this topic.
The city of Lahore is home to millions of people and has only 21 public bathrooms. Many of these are in dire condition and in a state of chronic decay. It is tragic that in a country that receives millions of dollars of aid annually, we have failed to provide the most fundamental necessities such as clean bathrooms to our people! Forcing individuals to seek out places to defecate leads to stool withholding behavior, constipation, and stunting.
These consequences have lifelong implications and must be addressed immediately.
Stool withholding behaviour
When children are confronted with psycho-social stressors such as not being able to defecate in private or adequately; they have a tendency to develop stool withholding behavior – they refuse to defecate in a setting where they are uncomfortable or embarrassed, causing them to reflexively withhold bowel movement.
For a child to defecate in open, it is very embarrassing and anxiety-provoking. This can lead to serious problems known as Encopresis, in which children begin to soil their undergarments.
The colon normally removes water from our faeces, but stool remaining in our gut for too long from conditioned withholding will inevitably lead to constipation. The stool becomes so hard that it is difficult to expel and stretches the colon, impairing the sensations associated with a normal bowel movement. As a result, softer stool often leaks around the blockage, soiling a child’s undergarments.
As anyone can imagine, this has devastating effects on an individual’s overall level of hygiene. The faecal contamination of hands, garments, and other clothing will allow infectious diseases to disseminate with ease.
The health ramifications of constipation are severe, and unfortunately, frequently overlooked.
Our colon is home to a bacterial flora which is essential for maintaining gut health. Constipation leads to an imbalance in this bacterial flora giving rise to unfriendly strains of bacteria and impaired gut health. The normal helpful bacteria within the colon is disturbed when hard stools associated with constipation persist.
Constipation can lead to abdominal pain and a decreased desire to eat as well. In cases where constipation goes unchecked, forceful straining and attempts to evacuate stool can lead to tears and bleeding around the lining of the rectum.
A child’s degree of stunting can be evaluated by calculating a child’s height for age as a percentage of the population median. The severity of stunting is determined as a percentage of the expected height for age.
Stunting, along with wasting, is a universal marker of protein energy malnutrition in a child.
Chronic malnutrition is frequently characterised by stunting. Due to open defecation, children are unable to adequately wash themselves and consequently, a bacterial contamination of water ensues. This leads to chronic diarrhoea and malabsorption states in children. Such chronic malnutrition leads to cognitive deficiencies and insufficient brain development.
Sanitation, hygiene, and constructing more public toilets must become a priority in Pakistan.
Failing to provide our children with the basic necessity for living is inhumane, and detrimental to their well-being.
Instructing the masses on adequate hand hygiene, providing ample toileting facilities will help with combating this problem.
Open defecation must be discouraged. And, massive efforts must be implemented to create behavioural change, provide adequate facilities, and increase awareness about overall hygiene.
Can’t pin that one on Islam entirely.
‘Indians defecate everywhere. They defecate, mostly, beside the railway tracks. But they also defecate on the beaches; they defecate on the hills; they defecate on the river banks; they defecate on the streets; they never look for cover. Muslims, with their tradition of purdah, can at times be secretive. But this is a religious act of self-denial, for it is said that the peasant, Muslim or Hindu, suffers from claustrophobia if he has to use an enclosed latrine…’
V.S. Naipaul, An Area of Darkness, 1964
China was disgusting too as late as the early ’90s, though never at Indian levels. Maybe things have improved.
In the cities maybe but the small villages are probably the same as they were then.
Children who are whipped until they learn the Koran: Muslim girls and boys lashed for making a mistake or just not reciting loudly enough in Chad refugee camps (dailymail, March 12, 2015)
“Children as young as three are being lashed at a Muslim refugee camp in Chad for not reciting the Koran loud enough. A teenager with a leather whip teaches the holy text to around 30 boys and girls who fled sectarian violence from neighbouring Central African Republic. The cruel tutor whips the children for not being enthusiastic enough, losing attention for just a moment or even making a small mistake.
On Wednesday, a small boy too young to speak was struck in the eye by a strike meant for another girl. The class continued to sing as his anguished cries echoed through the room – inspiring a moment of tenderness from the oppressive teacher who tended to the youngster’s injury….”
ISIS wants to ‘blow up’ White House, Big Ben and Eiffel Tower, spokesman says in audio message
The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham wants to “blow up your White House, Big Ben, and the Eiffel Tower,” its official spokesman said in an audio message Thursday that claimed the ultraviolent extremist group had expanded its reach into West Africa.
In his first speech in two months, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani accepted a pledge of allegiance from the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram and listed the cities “we want,” from Paris and Rome to Jerusalem and Kabul.
The 28-minute Arabic-language audio, translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, appeared to be an attempt to rally ISIS fighters and intimidate international audiences amid setbacks in Iraq.
Al-Adnani was also capitalizing on the recent decision of Boko Haram, notorious for its indiscriminate bombings and kidnappings of girls, to align itself with ISIS. He called it “a new door opened by Allah” and directed jihadists to West Africa.
“All Muslims, you should all come to your State, for we are calling on you to mobilize for jihad. We incite you and call upon you to immigrate for jihad and to immigrate to your brothers in West Africa,” the terrorist leader said.
ISIS spokesperson: We want Paris and Jerusalem
In new recording, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani rejects claims group suffering setbacks, vows attacks on White House, Big Ben, and Eiffel Tower.
A spokesperson for the Islamic State militants released a recording claiming the group was not deterred by reports that its forces were forced out of the Iraqi city of Tikrit.
“The Islamic State will remain, and it is only getting stronger and achieving more victories,” said Abu Mohammad al-Adnani in the recording. He claimed that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi accepted the oath of allegiance by his Boko Haram counterpart and called on Muslims to immigrate to the area.
The ISIS spokesperson directed several threats towards Jews and Christians, saying they faced two options: “Convert to Islam or pay the ultimate price when your armies are expelled from Muhammad’s peninsula, from Jerusalem, and all Muslim lands.”
He warned that if Jews and Christians choose a third way – and insist on their current path – they will soon regret their choice and be unable to stop the surge to the caliphate. “The Jews and the Crusaders are scared and weak,” said al-Adnani.
“The weak and the cowardly cannot achieve victory,” he stressed, emphasizing they were cowards for not declaring their war is against Islam and the Sunnis. He also belittled the West’s effort to kill senior ISIS commanders and fighters, saying death does not concern them and only fuels the fires of jihad.
Even as the US-led coalition executes strike after strike in Syrian territories of ISIS, the terror group’s spokesperson continued to claim they had the upper hand. Al-Adnani said his group won the moment the pentagon, the coalition, and Europe celebrated when they reclaimed control of small towns like Kobani.
“We won the day Europe and US dreamt of reclaiming Tal Hamis, Mosul, Sinjar, Tikrit, Qaim, Derna, Tell Abyad, and more,” said the ISIS spokesperson.
“On the other hand, we – with Allah’s help – want Paris, before Rome and Islamic Iberia and after we blow up the White House, Big Ben, and the Eiffel Tower before Paris, and Rome,” he warned.
Adding to the list of achievements, al-Adnani threatened that ISIS had massive goals. “We want Kabul, Karachi, Riyadh, Tehran, Baghdad, Damascus, Jerusalem, and Cairo, Sana’a, Doha, Abu Dhabi, and Amman. The Muslims will return to power, to be the vanguard and lead in every place.”
On March 11, 2015, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed all to a celebration of the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, at the White House.
Michelle Celebrates an Iranian Holiday at the White House
FWIW: 16-YEAR OLD GIRL CLAIMS FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON IS HER FATHER
Interesting, I will bet the Clintons do everything they can to prevent the DNA tests.
Iraqi forces retake most of Tikrit from ISIS, militia leader says (CNN, March 13, 2015)
“About 75% of the besieged Iraqi city of Tikrit is now back in government control, the head of a key paramilitary force taking part in the attack told CNN on Thursday. The other 25% is in the hands of about 150 ISIS fighters who continue to hold out, said Main Al-Kadhimi, commander of the Hashd Al-Shaabi militia. There has been no independent confirmation of such a significant advance by the Iraqi forces. But they have been making progress in recent days.
ISIS’ spokesman, Abu Mohammed al Adnani, called reports of coalition-member victories “delusional and fake.” He spoke of the coalition’s use of fighter jets, heavy artillery and tanks, saying it is a “nightmare and will go eventually.”….
While Iraqi forces piled the pressure on ISIS in Tikrit, the Sunni extremist group continued to flex its muscles in Iraq’s western Anbar province, where it is finding a support base among the predominantly Sunni population. More than 40 Iraqi soldiers were killed when ISIS blew up the Iraqi army headquarters just outside Ramadi, an Anbar provincial leader told CNN on Thursday. Militants dug a tunnel and detonated hundreds of homemade explosives, said Sabah Al-Karhout, head of the Anbar Provincial Council.
ISIS launched a new offensive on Ramadi, west of Baghdad, on Wednesday morning, Faleh al-Issawi, the deputy head of the council, said in a statement. The city is being attacked “from all directions,” with ISIS firing more than 150 mortar rounds and rockets, he said, and explosives-laden vehicles used to attack security checkpoints and a bridge. Officials believe “this is an ISIS response to the Tikrit operation that is ongoing in the north,” al-Issawi said….”
US drone strike kills Westgate attack planner, officials say
Al-Shabab man allegedly responsible for plotting death of 67 in Kenya mall believed dead
7/ It’s what a sane immigration policy looks like.
Finally, Peter Bergen comes clean and states a couple of uncomfortable truths. Unfortunately stops just right before the last two hurdles or so…
3/ Of course the pirate mhd’s idea of unity was perpetual war until everyone is dead or muslim. Mohammedan unity is achieved by eradicating diversity. Can Mulcair possibly not know this? He is on record as a strong supporter of Israel, suggesting at least some acquaintance with unpleasant facts. And his wife of 40 years is Jewish. Jews are the top priority in the mohammedan de-diversification program. Yet here he is blathering about ‘islamophobia’ in mosque.
At the other end of what passes for a political spectrum in Canada is Stephen Harper, whose government saw fit to import a third of a million self-declared islamofascists in the wake of a 2006 islamofascist plot to detonate truck bombs, storm Parliament and chop off his own head. How extreme a policy is that? ‘Islamicism’ is not Canada’s biggest threat, its politicians are, and the radicalization of received or acceptable discourse through political correctness and the civilization-wrecking dogma of multiculturalism.
Bruce Thornton: It’s Not Just Islam, It’s the Tribal Mentality
…Islam in part is the “theologizing” of the tribal mentality. Islam’s important innovation was to redefine the “tribe” as the whole umma of believers, creating in effect a “super tribe” that transcends mere blood as the bonding agent. But the tribal warrior ethos persists–– in the doctrine of jihad, tribal atrocities in contemporary terror and its gruesome videos, the privileging of men in polygamy, honor killings, and social restrictions on women, the disdain for the infidel “other” in the Koranic belief that Muslims are the “best of nations,” the betrayal of alliances in the religious sanction of lying to infidels (taqiyya), and the obsession with “honor” that today we find in violent Muslim reactions to “blasphemy” against Mohammed or the Koran.
They are all the same.
“I have been living in Europe for 31 years.” She makes this claim because she believes she is above the law.
A Turk who stole my washing machine said the same thing when he was caught.
A WASHING macine? You sure it was a Turk?
Isis: Spain arrests 8 alleged jihadists
Eight members of an alleged jihadist cell were arrested on Friday morning in Spain’s Catalan provinces including Barcelona, Girona, Ciudad Real and Avila in anti-terrorist operation conducted by Spanish National Police, Spain’s Interior Ministry reported.
According to reports, those arrested were planning attacks in Spain and were recruiting fighters for ISIS to be sent to Iraq and Syria through contacts provided by the terrorist organization.
The suspects were arrested a few hours following the verification of two suspected jihadists detained in Ceuta on Tuesday who, according to the indictment, were preparing to begin attacks in Spain. Both were charged with membership in a terrorist organization and illegal weapons possession.
Investigations are on-going and the operation, coordinated by Spanish High Court Judge Javier Gomez Bermudez, is still open.(ANSAmed).
My ISIS boyfriend: A reporter’s undercover life with a terrorist
Islamic State commander proposed to journalist on Facebook then asked followers to execute her
[…]Erelle, which is not her real name, met the Islamic State fighter through Facebook. He stumbled upon her profile just days after she created it. But she never wanted to travel to Syria. Instead, she wanted a story.
Erelle is a journalist for a weekly news magazine in Paris who, since her encounter with one of Islamic State’s senior commanders in Raqqa, fears for her life. She employs bodyguards and has moved house. But she has also written a book about her experience, titled In the Skin of a Jihadist.
In an interview with the Sunday Times, the author said she became an entirely different person when she was online. There, she was Melodie, a 20-year-old convert who wanted to soak up as much information as possible about being a good Muslim. Abou Bilel, 38, was hooked.
[…]The honeymoon period could not last for Bilel and Melodie because Melodie did not exist and Erelle had no intention of taking her act into a war zone.
“He took for granted I would obey,” she said. But when she refused to make the journey, “he began to yell”.
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Germany reverses headscarf ban for Muslim teachers
Muslim prayers in Church of England parish
Clergy accuse vicar of holding ‘illegal’ Islamic prayer service in landmark London church
A Church of England vicar is facing a storm of protest from traditionalist Christians after allowing a Muslim prayer service to be held in his church.
Dozens of Muslims took part in the “Inclusive Mosque” event at St John’s church, Waterloo in central London, in what is thought to have been the first time a full Islamic prayer service has been held within the Church of England.
The vicar, the Rev Canon Giles Goddard, a prominent liberal cleric, joined in the event, reading a passage from the Bible and inviting the congregation to give thanks to “the God that we love, Allah”.
Canon Goddard, described the service, on Saturday, as “very moving” and said it was simply an expression of the church’s desire to offer people a “place to pray”.
But evangelical clerics were angered by the service which they said marked a breach with canon law which forbids any variation from the official liturgy if it contains “any departure from, the doctrine of the Church of England in any essential matter”.
It was also “offensive” to Christians being persecuted for their faith around the world, they said.
It came amid growing anger from evangelicals in the local Diocese of Southwark within the over what some claim amounts to a liberal take-over. Around 60 clerics have signed a joint declaration to the Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Rev Christopher Chessun voicing concern at what they see as a shift away from Biblical teaching on issues such as sexuality.
They singled out St John’s for particular criticism over the fact that it holds “thanksgiving” services for same-sex civil partnerships and marriages.
Canon Goddard was approached by a group called the Inclusive Mosque Initiative, which allows both women and men to lead worship, to host the event to mark International Women’s Day.
“I said ‘yes, of course, come’ not realising that this would be controversial,” he said.
“We are offering a place for people to pray so it made absolutely perfect sense … we should be offering places to pray, we are the Church of England.”
He rejected claims it was a breach of canon law as the event was not officially a Church of England service.
“They could have gone to a community centre I suppose, but they loved being in a church, they were just really pleased and delighted to have the welcome and it was very moving really,” he said.
“It is the same God, we share a tradition.”
During the service a traditional call to prayer was issued by a man before the main worship was led by a Muslim woman, Dr Amina Wadud.
At the end Canon Goddard read part of Psalm 139, telling the congregation: “This is from the Hebrew scripture … we all share these great traditions, so let us celebrate our shared traditions, by giving thanks to the god that we love, Allah.”
The Rev Stephen Kuhrt, Vicar of Christ Church, New Malden, south west London, said: “I am appalled by Islamophobia and when people whip up an anti-Muslim frenzy but the vicar of St John’s Waterloo has done something that is completely illegal, which is to allow an Islamic service to be held in his church and then he has participated as well.
“It is no way to handle the complex issue of how to relate to Muslims to hold an Islamic service [in a church] – that would never happen in a Mosque.”
The Rev Robin Weekes, minister of Emmanuel Church in Wimbledon, and a former missionary said: “The issue is not primarily that canon law has been broken, which it has, but that it is offensive to Christians who believe that there is only one God, who is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“And it is especially offensive to those who are being persecuted around the world for their faith in the uniqueness of Jesus Christ.”