Geopolitics of islamic manifest destiny. A growing empire of jihadi territory across Africa and the Middle East.

1. Geert Wilders faces 136 compensation claims for anti-Moroccan remarks

The Netherlands Public Prosecutor summoned thefar-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders for questioning for charges of insulting and inciting discrimination against Moroccans.

According to the same source, the complainants at the meeting at the Hague say, “they were damaged when Wilders made his discriminatory remarks.”

“Lawyers are advising them to ask for no more than €250 in each case. However, this would amount to a total claim of €30,000,” the same source added.

(And there I was thinking that the job of politicians was to discuss critical government policies like immigration and economics)

2. A brief comparison of the jingoism of the Islamic world to a more classical Western one from the day when we had some pride.

Below, fairly pot boiler contemporary islamic jingoism by a Houthi Iranian proxy in Yemen threatening destruction upon the Saudis

Here, Shakespeare ventriloquizes Henry V. (I don’t know if King Harry actually said these words or not, but its magnificent and inspired jingoism)

Below, what it would sound like if you put the one on the other

3. Several score of black cloth bags threaten various agencies, especially Israel, for invading Yemen. (Someone needs to tell the Israelis they are invading Yemen as I am pretty confident they are fully unaware of it) This link may help to explain the Yemen issue

4. Idlib Syria:

(Martin has posted a number of videos of the taking of Idlib under previous posts in the comments)

5. More footage of the taking of Idlib

6. Plied with alcohol and crack cocaine…then sold for sex: Desperate mother of 12-year-old victim of Oxford grooming gang reveals how she pleaded for help – but social services ignored her

Just under two years ago, the evidence of Elizabeth, and more pertinently of Lara, helped convict seven brutal men of what the Old Bailey judge described as offences of the ‘utmost depravity’. Lara, now 22, is one of the victims of the notorious Oxford sex ring.

For several years, from the age of 12, she was groomed and trafficked for sex while Elizabeth fought desperately to rescue her from the clutches of the sadistic gang manipulating and controlling her. Before the trial in June 2013, both women received death threats, which is why although Elizabeth can show me family photographs, we cannot publish them.

7. Jihadist Lessons at the Boston Marathon Bombers’ Mosque

The Boston Marathon bombers’ mosque, the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), employs an intensive radicalizing program aimed at Boston’s historically moderate Muslim community, especially at its youth. It’s called “Tarbiya,” which is Arabic for “growth and refinement.” It is not something that is practiced as part of classical mainstream Islam.

APT has obtained several curriculum documents created by ISB-affiliated groups, which describe exactly what is taught and when, with assignments detailed down to book and page number. We are making the most detailed and traceable of these documents available here and here. We will focus in this article on a particular Tarbiya program called “Young Muslims,” which was explicitly endorsed by Suhaib Webb, the Imam of the ISB’s mega-mosque in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. It lists books that all participants must read, and even includes page numbers for specific assignments (the document was formerly available at the program’s website, and can still be accessed through an archived version of the site).

 

Thank you M., GoV., Richard, Yucki and many more and in fact there is still a great deal more to post.

About Eeyore

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

26 Replies to “Geopolitics of islamic manifest destiny. A growing empire of jihadi territory across Africa and the Middle East.”

  1. #2
    I don’t know why you refer to the houthi as an Iranian proxy. They are a flavour of Shia Islam and Iran is the heart and soul of Shia Islam. The word “proxy” is a sunni/american weasel word. We are supposed to love the sunnis and say bad things about teh terrible shia. They are both garbage to be disposed of despite the critical mass of influential Americans who want to defend the sacred Saudis and the residual cheques that find their way into Swiss accounts and Republican/Democrat political campaigns. Thankfully things are getting out of control and a shakeup of all systems and old connections are coming.

    • By proxy I mean in the, perhaps outdated, geopolitical sense of acting for a nation state without being a direct uniformed actor for that state. Hizb’allah is also an Iranian proxy army in that sense. But from the new/very old way of seeing territory as divided by religious beliefs then you are right they are not a proxy but another slightly different kind of shiia.

  2. #2 Thank you so much for that! Henry V is one of my favorites. I remember reading it in High School and being very taken by the St. Crispin’s Day soliloquy.
    And the dog was just too much! I watched it 4 times!

      • That’s a Turk-Qatar voice speaking in the above link – Moaz al-Khatib.
        Which means it’s Muslim Brotherhood:
        Moaz al-Khatib is one of the heads of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood. He was preacher at the Umayyad Mosque. Apparently the Shiite takeover of the mosque, which was the heart and soul of Syria’s Sunni community, profoundly affected him.

        The MB’s another dog in this fight. We haven’t been disturbed by its barking lately, have we?

  3. I’d like to suggest Elizabeth’s speech to the army at Tilbury in 1588 as another example of classic Western jingoism. And it may also be a better match contextually and it is a speech she actually made (for which we have close to contemporary records of it).

    • Wikip has it thusly:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_to_the_Troops_at_Tilbury

      My loving people
      We have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit our selves to armed multitudes, for fear of treachery; but I assure you I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people. Let tyrants fear. I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and good-will of my subjects; and therefore I am come amongst you, as you see, at this time, not for my recreation and disport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live and die amongst you all; to lay down for my God, and for my kingdom, and my people, my honour and my blood, even in the dust.
      I know I have the body of a weak, feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm; to which rather than any dishonour shall grow by me, I myself will take up arms, I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field.
      I know already, for your forwardness you have deserved rewards and crowns; and We do assure you on a word of a prince, they shall be duly paid. In the mean time, my lieutenant general shall be in my stead, than whom never prince commanded a more noble or worthy subject; not doubting but by your obedience to my general, by your concord in the camp, and your valour in the field, we shall shortly have a famous victory over these enemies of my God, of my kingdom, and of my people.

      ________________________

      Yes! That is great, thank you for that.

      • We need more people who will make speeches like that, the only thing in that speech I would disagree with is when she says she is weak. That is one thing she wasn’t.

        • By saying so, she was appealing to the healthy male protective instinct perhaps. To think that the monarch and the symbol for England herself is a weak woman in need of valiant and selfless protection is pretty powerful stuff.

          Something feminism may have at least partially destroyed to the detriment of the species.

          • OK, she was a master politician who knew how to get her people to do what she wanted, and to do it at little cost to the crown.

  4. Syria’s Assad says Islamic State has expanded since start of U.S. air strikes

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a U.S. television interview that Islamic State, which has seized swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, has been gaining recruits since the start of U.S.-led air strikes against the militant group.

    Asked how much benefit he was getting from the strikes in Syria that began last September, Assad told CBS’ “60 Minutes: “Sometimes you could have local benefit but in general if you want to talk in terms of ISIS, actually ISIS has expanded since the beginning of the strikes.”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/30/us-syria-crisis-assad-idUSKBN0MQ01O20150330

    • Since Obama is picking the targets to have good publicity rather then letting the military pick the ones that need to be destroyed it is no wonder that ISIS has grown.

  5. BBC – The Rise of the Houthis

    A rebel group from the North of Yemen has taken over the capital and drastically changed Yemen’s political landscape. Engaged in a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the Houthis have brought Yemen to the brink of collapse.

    But who are Yemen’s Houthis? What do they want? How have they come to take control of huge parts of the country? Safa Al-Ahmad from BBC Arabic has spent 3 months following the Houthis and also gets extraordinary access to their arch-enemies, the Sunni tribal leaders and other fighters loyal to Al-Qaeda.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31994769

    • YEMEN – Shiites ( Houthis + Zaidism )

      The Zaidi sect of Shiite Islam has long dominated Yemeni politics. Zaidism is a branch of mainstream Shiism that arose from a dispute over leadership concerning the fifth imam, in 740 CE. Zaidis are followers of Imam Zayd, whom they judged a more just leader than his brother Muhammad al-Baqir (the fifth imam of the Shiite mainstream ‘Twelvers’, who follow twelve imams, beginning with Imam Ali, the fourth ‘rightly guided’ caliph). Zaidis are therefore also referred to as ‘Fivers’ (while Ismailis are called ‘Seveners’, from a dispute over the succession of the sixth imam). Compared to mainstream Twelver Shiism, Zaidi Islam is considered moderate. Its doctrine is similar to that of Shafii Sunnism. Theological disputes between Zaidis and Shafiis have seldom led to conflict.

      Zaidism arose in Yemen in the 10th century, when the Zaidi imam in northern Iran was called in as a mediator by quarrelling Yemeni tribes. The leading northern tribes have supported Zaidism ever since. They adhere to the Zaidi imam as their religious and political leader, while retaining tribal, or territorial, autonomy. This led to a theocracy (an imamate, similar to a caliphate or a kingdom), which existed until 1962. At times, the rule of the imam extended well into the Sunni south, tribes sometimes switching their affiliation back and forth between Shafii Sunnism and Zaidi Shiism. The seat of the imamate concurrently switched between Saada and Sanaa, and even to Taizz, in the south. (There have often been several contemporaneous imams, all claiming the allegiance of the believers.)

      The Zaidi imamate ended in 1962, as a result of the revolution. Since then, Zaidi influence has gradually diminished, many tribes switching back to Shafii Sunnism or to (strictly orthodox) Wahhabi Salafism. The complex arena of Yemeni tribal politics is characterized by constantly shifting positions and alliances. Exact numbers are unknown, but within three decades the Zaidi share of the population has dwindled from 50 percent to 25 percent or less. As a result, loyal Zaidi tribes (also called royalists, as they followed the self-styled ‘regal’ Zaidi imams, as against the ‘republicans’) in the far north began to oppose the doctrine of Wahhabism, as mosques, religious communal lands, and charitable funds (waqfs, singular waqf) shifted to Salafism as the end of the 20th century approached. The government tolerates and sometimes even supports this shift to Salafism, apparently because it helps weaken the influence of the royalists, their former foes in the revolution of the 1960s. The Zaidi uprising has culminated in a full-scale guerrilla war (associated with the Houthis or Huthis, an opposition group, followers of Hussein Badr Eddin al-Houthi which has been waged around Saada since 2004; it expanded steadily, reaching Saudi Arabia in the north, the Red Sea in the west, and, in May 2008, even the region around Sanaa. The so-called Arab Spring of 2011, which echoed elsewhere in Yemen, seems occasionally to have stopped the war in the north.

      https://chronicle.fanack.com/yemen/population/ethnic-and-religious-groups/shiites/

      on wiki :

      Zaidiyyah or Zaidism

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaidiyyah

    • Aaron the Moor (from Titus Andronicus) for contrast, if you like.

      Perhaps it is not incidental that the most evil character in Shakespeare is a Moor, although in the sense of Muslim, a Moor would be anachronistic in Titus, with its Romans and Goths.

      ‘Early 17th-century English attitudes toward non-Europeans were largely shaped by the government’s diplomatic policies and, to a lesser extent, by exotic stories brought back by travelers overseas. The term “moor” was derived from the name of the country Mauritania [i.e. modern Morocco] but was used to refer to North Africans, West Africans or, even more loosely, for non-whites or Muslims of any origin. North and West Africans living in Elizabethan England were frequently singled out for their unusual dress, behavior and customs and were commonly referred to as “devils” or “villains.” Moors were commonly stereotyped as sexually overactive, prone to jealousy and generally wicked. The public associated “blackness” with moral corruption, citing examples from Christian theology to support the view that whiteness was the sign of purity, just as blackness indicated sin.’

      – Kristin Johnsen-Neshati, ‘A Cultural Context for Othello’

Leave a Reply to DP111 Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.

*