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  1. French Muslim leader calls for doubling of mosques

    One of France’s top Muslim leaders has called for the number of mosques to double over the next two years to remedy a shortage of places of worship for the country’s millions of faithful.

    Speaking at a weekend gathering of French Islamic organisations, where participants asked for respect in the face of a rise in anti-Muslim attacks
    , Dalil Boubakeur said the 2,200 mosques in the country did not adequately represent Europe’s largest Muslim community.

    “We need double (that number) within two years,” the head of the French Muslim Council and rector of the Paris mosque said in the town of Le Bourget near the capital.

    “There are a lot of prayer rooms, of unfinished mosques, and there are a lot of mosques that are not being built,” he added Saturday at the Muslim gathering, billed as the largest in the Western world.

    This annual convention of the Union of Islamic Organisations of France (UOIF), which groups together more than 250 Muslim associations, comes just months after jihadist gunmen killed 17 people in and near Paris.

    Since then, there has been a marked rise in Islamophobia in France, with 167 acts against mosques or threats recorded in January alone compared to just 14 in the same month last year.

    France has long had a difficult relationship with its Muslim minority — currently estimated at between four and five million — that dates back to bloody struggles in its former North African colonies and the legacy of immigrants trapped in some of the country’s poorest districts.

    Long decades of insurgency against French rule in Algeria in the mid-twentieth century, followed by a spate of Algerian extremist attacks in France in the 1990s created difficulties for communal relations — which reawakened with the rise of global jihadism after 9/11.

    Apart from physical acts, anti-Muslim sentiment in the country varies from mayors refusing to have mosques built to resistance to halal meals being served in prisons or schools.

    Participants at the gathering — which while organised by the UOIF, a group close to the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, ranged from liberal to ultra-conservative — denounced violence committed in the name of Islam.

    “We are loyal to our country, France. We love God, we love our prophet, but we also love the French Republic,” said Amar Lasfar, UOIF head.

    Boubakeur agreed, adding nevertheless that Muslims must also be respected in France.

    “Islam is no longer an Islam stemming from immigration, it is a national Islam that has the right to the recognition and consideration of the French population, just like other communities in France,” Boubakeur said.

  2. UK – Attacks on Muslims will become specific hate crime, say Tories in bid to establish full extent of Islamophobia in Britain

    All police would record anti-Muslim hate crimes if Tories win the Election
    Islamophobic attacks would be separate category, like anti-Semitic crimes
    At present some police forces, including Met, record these crimes as such
    Would create accurate picture of the extent of these hate crimes in Britain

    Every police force in England and Wales will be required to record anti-Muslim hate crimes and treat them as seriously as anti-Semitic attacks if the Tories win the next General Election, Theresa May has announced.

    In a move hailed by Islamic groups, Mrs May said that police will have to record Islamophobic attacks as a separate category, just as anti-Semitic crimes are recorded separately.

    At present some forces, including London’s Metropolitan Police, do record Islamophobic crimes as such. Other forces categorise them as hate crimes or specific offences such as assault or grievous bodily harm.

  3. DAILY MAIL – CIA and NSA analysts who spend all day watching ISIS beheadings, brutal attacks and hard core child pornography are treated by specialist psychologists

    Intelligence agencies like the CIA, NSA, and National Counterterrorism Center employ therapists to help analysts deal with emotional trauma
    Analysts watch graphic content to gain clues about actions of terrorists
    At times terrorists will embed encrypted messages in photos and videos
    Clips include violent beheadings and attacks but they are ‘mostly’ porn
    Analysts often suffer feelings of sickness, grief, anger and depression

    Analysts employed at US intelligence agencies like the CIA, NSA, and National Counterterrorism Center who watch graphic videos all day receive treatment from specialist psychologists to help them deal with the emotional trauma they experience.

    The analysts watch clips of beheadings, violent attacks and hard core pornography which sometimes features children in an effort to gain clues about where terrorists are and what they have planned.

    Intelligence agencies employ special psychiatrists and therapists to help the analysts cope with the ‘extraordinary toll’ the work can have.

    In many cases, the therapists have watched the same material as their patients, five current and former intelligence officers told the Daily Beast.

    A senior physician with the CIA’s Office of Medical Services said: ‘They’re being exposed to material that, day in and day out, we’re not exposed to broadly in America.

    ‘That has its own sort of impact and own sort of, for lack of a better term, shock value.’

    The content analysts watch is often violent, but it’s ‘mostly’ pornography.

    Sometimes the graphic clips and photos contain encrypted messages and they must be checked to see if they hold useful information.

    The mental health professionals brief the analysts before they watch anything and remind them there are counseling resources which are available to them.

    Brendan Conlon, an ex-chief of the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations group, said: ‘You have to watch the video and do a forensic analysis to see if there’s any lead to pass to along.

    ‘The whole point is to make sure it doesn’t happen again.’

    Analysts often suffer sensations of sickness, bouts of grief, and periods of depression.

    It is also common for analysts to feel angry or want to hold responsible parties accountable.

    NSA spokesperson Vanee Vines said in a statement: ‘The Agency deeply values the health and wellness of our employees and provides a range of comprehensive services to address their needs.

    ‘The NSA has long offered psychological consultation and intervention services to support our employees’ important work against today’s increasingly complex global threats.’

    Before they are hired, the NSA conducts extensive psychological testing on potential employees.

    At the very least, applicants take a written psychological examination and interview with an NSA psychologist before they are hired.

  4. Why would anyone be a Muslims? It is preposterous. The, so-called prophet, Mohammad, liked having sex with little girls. He was a murdering thug. Why would any person “believe” the story of Islam?

    What is that holds 1.5 billion people hostage to a clearly failed system? Why don’t they quit, or change the “religion”? What is the ultimate glue that holds Islam together?

    The answer is quite simple – fear. The majority of Muslims are simply afraid to say anything about the cult called Islam.

    So how does this fear system “cult” work? What is the mechanism?

    In my thesis “Islam is Fear” I describe in detail how Islam is held together.

    Here is a link to the entire article:

    Here is the beginning:

    Would you wear a T-shirt with a Mohammad cartoon printed on it?

    You might in Montana. Don’t try it in Mecca.


    Because, Islam trains a small number of its most devout believers it’s OK to kill. And Islamic killers have been trained to kill anyone who insults Allah and/or Mohammad.

    In Montana you’d have a good chance none of these Islamic killers would see you.

    In Mecca you wouldn’t last five minutes. One of Islam’s killers would come from out of nowhere and kill you. It is that simple.

    You don’t believe me? Ask any Muslim!

    • I think thats one element but by far not the dominate one. The main reason I think is the same one that makes college kids into commie idiots. There is less fear in hurling abuse and attacking other people who are basically benign in order to demand things to which you are not entitled, than there is in growing up, getting a job and taking responsibility for yourself.

      This is a terrifying prospect and why most college kids are idiot commies till they get a job then they demand lower taxes unless they work for government then they demand higher taxes for everyone else.

      Islam in a way is the same. Rob the kuffar cause you are entitled to it cause they are kuffar and god said so, much like Marx’s ‘to each his needs’ implying no one has to actually produce anything more than they feel like it or work at anything they don’t like.

      So yeah, fear but not of apostasy so much as growing up and taking reasonability for the self. There is no greater group on welfare and other forms of social assistance in Canada and the West than moslems. I fact food banks are now demanding people buy and donate halal food for them.

      Muslims are indeed choosy beggars.

  5. SYRIA – DAMASCUS – Islamic State releases photos from Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus

    The Islamic State has released a small photo set showing its forces engaging Palestinian factions in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, the capital of Syria. The photos bear the title of Wilayat Dimashq (the Arabic name for Damascus) as the jihadist group considers the camp as part of this administrative district.

    The photo set, which contains only a few pictures, shows Islamic State fighters using small arms and at least two heavy machine guns to target the Palestinian factions. The main faction fighting back against the Islamic State advance is Aknaf Bayt al Maqdis, a group loyal to Hamas. Two photos in the set show two members of Aknaf who have been beheaded by the Islamic State. Other photos show Islamic State fighters at the Palestinian mosque in the camp.

    links on the page :

    video – Muslim terrorists in Yarmouk :

    • Edited down to 20 minutes from hours of filming. Cut all the slaps and hitting with sticks. Selected the healthiest kids from among the head honchos’ brats.

  6. UK Police Arrest Teenage Boy and Girl on Terrorism Charges (abcnews, Apr 5, 2015)

    “British police say a teenage boy and girl have been arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts.

    Greater Manchester Police said Sunday a 14-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl have been arrested following two separate police raids that took place Thursday and Friday. Police say they had warrants for both searches.

    The two teens have not been named and both have been freed on bail until a May 28 court hearing.

    Police say they were arrested on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism as part of an ongoing investigation.

    The number of terrorism-related arrests in Britain has surged in recent months as an increasing number of Britons try to travel to Syria to link up with Islamic State group extremists there….”

  7. Kuwait’s Top Court Upholds Verdict Against Online Journalist (abcnews, Apr 5, 2015)

    “A Kuwaiti lawyer says the country’s supreme court has upheld a verdict against an online journalist sentenced to two years in prison for Twitter posts deemed insulting to the Gulf nation’s ruler.

    Ayyad al-Harbi was arrested in 2012 as part of a social media crackdown throughout the Gulf aimed at quelling perceived political dissent in the wake of the Arab Spring unrest.

    One of his tweets included a line from a poem by an Iraqi poet that criticizes dictators — a step seen as a reference to the ruler of Kuwait. An appeals court upheld the verdict last year.

    Lawyer Mohammed al-Humaidi said Sunday’s decision means “game over” for his client, barring a pardon by the emir.”

    • Rather unfortunate name, isn’t it?

      Harbi = A non-Muslim living in an area regarded as Dar Al-harb, the ‘domain of war,’ in which Islam doesn’t dominate and must therefore be fought until Islam dominates it. A harbi has no value what-so-ever.

  8. Yemen conflict: Houthi rebels make gains in Aden (BBC, Apr 5, 2015)

    “Yemen’s Shia Houthi rebels have made more gains in the city of Aden, despite air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition.

    Fighting in the southern city has intensified as rebels and forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi battle for control.

    Countries including China have stepped up efforts to evacuate their citizens amid the worsening humanitarian crisis.

    The Red Cross has been given permission by the coalition to bring aid into Yemen by plane. ….”

  9. Afghan Taliban publish Mullah Omar biography (BBC, Apr 5, 2015)

    “The Afghan Taliban have published a surprise biography of the reclusive Mullah Mohammed Omar, to mark his 19th year as their supreme leader.

    The 5,000-word biography on their main website clarifies disputed facts about his birth and upbringing.

    It lists his favourite weapon – the RPG 7 – and says he leads a simple life and has a “special” sense of humour.

    It says Mullah Omar, whose whereabouts are unknown, “remains in touch” with day-to-day Afghan and world events.

    The US state department has a $10m bounty on Mullah Omar, who has not been seen since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001….”

  10. I hoped they were at least hundred eighty thousand. Not just eighteen thousand.

    Syria: Palestinians flee fighting in Yarmouk refugee camp (BBC, Apr 5, 2015)

    “Civilians have fled fighting in the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk in Damascus, officials say.

    There have been heavy clashes there since Wednesday, after Islamic State (IS) gunmen attacked the district.

    The UN said that nearly 100 people escaped on Sunday. A Palestinian official said that some 300 families had managed to flee on Saturday.

    Up to 18,000 refugees are still trapped inside the camp as intense fighting continues around them….”

  11. Cairo bomb blast kills policeman (BBC, Apr 5, 2015)

    “An Egyptian policeman has been killed in a bomb blast next to a checkpoint on a bridge in Cairo.

    The explosion, in the upmarket Zamalek district, injured several more people on the May 15 bridge.

    No group has said it carried out the attack, but violence by Islamist groups has increased since the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

    Meanwhile, there are reports that a leading Islamist militant has been killed by the security forces.

    According to security sources, Hamam Mohamed Attia was shot dead during an exchange of fire at an apartment in Giza, near Cairo. He was prominent in Ajnad Misr, which has been targeting police officers and soldiers in attacks around the city…..”

  12. It takes a village…

    Italians rescue 1,500 migrants in Mediterranean (BBC, Apr 5, 2015?

    “Some 1,500 migrants have been rescued from boats trying to cross to Italy in the space of 24 hours, the Italian coastguard has said.

    The navy and coastguard despatched vessels to rescue the migrants from five different boats.

    The UNHCR says almost 3,500 people died and more than 200,000 were rescued trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe last year.

    The chaotic political situation in Libya has added to the crisis.

    The coastguard despatched four vessels and the navy another after receiving satellite telephone distress calls from three migrant boats.

    Two more boats were found to be in trouble when the rescuers arrived.

    The migrants were transferred to Lampedusa island and the ports of Augusta and Porto Empedocle in Sicily….”

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