Reader links for June 28 – 2015

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  1. Question: Good bad or indifferent?

    Would it Good bad or indifferent if the Islamic State took over Saudi Arabia?

    My personal answer.
    First glace that sounds bad. But the good part would be the world would have to start taking notice and deal with the issue.

    Anyone else have a take on this? Saudi Arabia is a prime target for the Islamic State for the simple reason they would have control of the Ka’aba and Oil.

    • I dimply recall the IS threatening to blow up the kabaa as idolatry. That would be good as it would save us the trouble and get lefties all upset as well for its ‘archeological significance’ which I suspect ended when mohamed threw all the idols out of it when he conquered it the first time.

      • said, “IS threatening to blow up the kabaa as idolatry. ”

        I would love to see that. That doesn’t make any sense at all. Hajj is one of the 5 pillars of Islam. They could regulate who officially are Muslims and who are not.
        By allowing access to the Ka’aba.

        If they actually said that then our news media would be right and us wrong. They couldn’t be Muslims.

        • Early after the declaration of the Caliphate, I remember reading an article which made that claim. Without finding it I can’t swear to it but its a dim recollection is all. Even so, it doesn’t matter if they destroy the kabaa or not. The hajj could still happen, just not some of the rituals like kissing stones or what not. Still, the issue is whether they believe that they are islamic and if their behaviour can be predicted using texts on islam which are the undisputed authentic texts of that doctrine, and it can.

          That should be enough for anyone. Much like when we used to argue about communism with idiots back in the day and they would say, “Well Russia isn’t the real communism, the real communism hasn’t been tried yet”. That doesn’t matter. What does, is they called themselves that and used the tenets of communism to do what they did.

          Of course, my favorite argument was that communism was great it was human greed that was the problem. The fact that communism wa supposed to be a system for human beings to live under and therefore communism was clearly not just not perfect but unworkable by their own logic never occurred to them.

    • It would be good for all of the reasons both of you stated don’t think that Islam could survive for long with the center of its faith destroyed.

    Sickening attack – puppy kicked in face and left dazed. I can’t watch the video in this link because I haven’t updated my Adobe flash player, but if the video’s the same as the news report it will show that the dog attacker is a cultural enricher who, to judge from his appearance and his girlfriend’s attire is from an east African culture/religion that regards dogs as unclean animals.

  3. Kuwait Shiite mosque bomber was Saudi national: Ministry

    A suicide bomber who carried out a deadly attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a Shiite mosque in Kuwait was a Saudi national, the interior ministry said Sunday.

    In a statement carried by the official KUNA news agency, the ministry identified the attacker as Fahd Suleiman Abdulmohsen al-Qaba’a.

    IS claimed the Friday attack, which killed 26 and wounded 227 worshippers at the Al-Imam Al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait City.

    Kuwait arrests driver of bomber in IS mosque attack

    Kuwaiti police have arrested the driver who transported a suicide bomber to a Shiite mosque where he blew himself up, killing 26 and injuring 227 in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, the official KUNA news agency said.

    Authorities have also detained the owner of the house where the bomber was staying, a Kuwaiti national who subscribes to “fundamentalist and deviant ideology”, the agency said, citing a statement from the Interior Ministry.

    The driver, named as Abdulrahman Sabah Eidan Saud, was described as an “illegal resident” born in 1989, who took the bomber to the Al-Imam Al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait City on Friday, KUNA said.

    The bomber had been hiding in a house in the Al-Rigga district in the city’s southern Al-Ahmadi Governorate.

    Authorities will “continue efforts to uncover the conspirators in this criminal act and to reveal all of the information and circumstances behind it”, the ministry said.

    Thousands of Kuwaitis on Saturday braved scorching summer heat to attend the funerals of 18 of the victims killed in the attack, the first claimed by Islamic State jihadists in the small Gulf emirate.

    The bodies of the remaining eight victims were flown to Iraq’s Shiite holy city of Najaf for burial, State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Sabah said.

    Mourners turned out in large numbers Saturday despite the Ramadan daylight fast and as temperatures hit 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit).

    The Islamic State group also claimed responsibility for killing 38 people on a tourist beach in Tunisia Friday.

  4. EGYPT – Eating in public during Ramadan is not a crime: Egyptian interior ministry

    Recent arrests of a group of people for eating during daylight hours provoked debate

    A senior interior ministry official said on Sunday that there is no law in Egypt’s penal code that criminalises those who publicly eat or drink during Ramadan fasting hours.

    The issue has been heavily discussed in the Egyptian media over the past few days after a report that 25 people were arrested in the upscale Fifth Settlement district just outside Cairo for eating and drinking in public.

    Prosecution sources said they were arrested because “they didn’t take into account the feelings of other [fasters] and didn’t respect the holy month of Ramadan.”

    Able-bodies, observant Muslims refrain from eating, drinking or smoking during daylight hours during the month of Ramadan, which started on 18 June this year.

    Those arrested were released on Saturday.

    The interior minister’s deputy for public relations and media, Abu-Bakr Abdel-Kareem, told private satellite channel ONTV that the Quran permits Muslims to not fast during Ramadan for a number of reasons.

    “We can’t put in place a law that contradicts the Quran,” he said.

    Abdel-Kreem seemed unaware of the reported arrests, saying that he would check the details, and that the group might have been arrested for another reason.

    However, Abdel-Kareem added that if they were in fact arrested for eating and drinking in public then there would be “an investigation into the matter.”

    Public eating and drinking in the daylight hours of Ramdan is a recurrent subject of media debate, and each year brings reports that in some areas, police have shut down cafes that operate during fasting hours.

  5. Sudan says students with Western passes believed on way to Syria

    KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Twelve Sudanese medical students, most carrying Western passports, are believed to have travelled to Turkey with the intention of crossing into Syria to join Islamist militant groups, the university’s dean of students said on Sunday.

    If confirmed by authorities, the group would be the second of its kind from Khartoum’s University of Medical Sciences and Technology (UMST), founded by a Sudanese Islamist lawmaker, to head to Syria this year.

    “Twelve students, nine male and three female, in the faculty of medicine left for Turkey last Friday, most of them on Turkish Airlines, without the knowledge of their families,” Ahmed Babaker, UMST’s dean of students, told Reuters.
    Babaker said seven carried British passports, two carried Canadian passports and one student had a U.S. passport. Two held only Sudanese passports.
    “The fact that the students travelled to Turkey indicates that they are in the direction of joining Islamist extremist groups. And the side that is closest to the Turkish border are areas under the control of Islamic State,” he said.

    Thousands of foreigners from different countries have joined the ranks of groups like Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, many of them crossing through Turkey.

    Their journey raises fears of additional foot soldiers or sympathisers carrying out attacks on home soil similar to those launched over the weekend by a suspected Islamist in France, and by Islamic State-claimed attacks on a Shi’ite mosque in Kuwait and a beach resort in Tunisia.

    The latest apparent influx from Sudan also raises concerns about the religious discourse that students in Sudan, which itself promotes a conservative brand of Islam, may be subjected to.


    A spokeswoman from Britain’s Foreign Office in London said: “We can confirm that seven British nationals have travelled to Turkey from Sudan. We are providing consular assistance and are working closely with the Turkish police to establish their whereabouts.”

    A spokesman for the British embassy in Khartoum said the embassy was aware that the seven had left on Friday.

    Babaker said Turkish authorities had arrested three students at an airport in Turkey, without specifying the airport. He said one of the 12 carried a diplomatic Sudanese passport.

    Sudanese officials were not available for immediate comment. Reuters was not able to reach Turkish officials for comment.

    In March, a group of medical students who had studied at UMST also travelled to Turkey en route to Syria.

    Babaker said the university had imposed measures after the first group left for Syria, including monitoring within the university and setting up guidance sessions for students.
    This group, like the first, came from relatively well-off social backgrounds and lived most of their lives abroad. They moved back to Sudan for university studies.
    “They were supposed to sit an exam last Friday and they tricked their families by saying they would study at their colleagues’ homes on Thursday. They left at dawn on Friday,” Babaker said.

    The mother of one of the students who had been in Sudan on a visit discovered on Friday afternoon that her son’s passport was missing and called British authorities, Babaker said.

  6. SOMALIA – Al-Shabaab kills dozens of African Union troops at base in Somalia

    Al-Qaida-linked group launches major attack on Amisom base in village of Lego, with witnesses claiming up to 50 dead, some of them beheaded

    Dozens of soldiers have been killed after Al-Shabaab overran an African Union base in Somalia, according to witnesses.

    People in the village of Lego, about 62 miles north-west of the capital Mogadishu, described intense fighting on Friday which left corpses strewn on the ground. Witnesses said there were as many as 50 bodies, some of which had been decapitated, but this could not be confirmed.

    Alinur Mohamed, a local elder, said: “The fighting was the heaviest ever around this area. Al-Shabaab took full control of the base and killed many soldiers.”

    The military outpost had been manned by about 100 Burundian soldiers, part of the 22,000-strong African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom).

    […]The Islamic militants commonly step up their attacks during Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims.

  7. FOX BUSINESS – The Arming of Benghazi

    […]”The half that went the other way is the half that ended up in Syria.”

    […]While Hillary Clinton served as President Obama’s Secretary of State, American arms dealers were awarded a record number of export licenses to sell sophisticated weapons, military parts and technology internationally.

    […]”That’s where I came up with this “zero footprint” Arab supply chain whereby, our foreign ally supplies another, Arab country.” In this case, the US would supply conventional weapons to a US ally-Qatar, who would inturn supply them to Libya, as a kind of workaround.

    […]”If you want to limit the exposure to the US government, what you simply do is outsource it to your allies,”

    […]Turi provided Fox News with emails he exchanged – in early April 2011 – with Chris Stevens to alert him to the proposed weapons deal. The emails were previously cited by the New York Times, but Fox News is now making the message traffic public

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  8. Denmark – Copenhagen to get new mega-mosque

    The construction of a new mosque in the Nordvest district is expected to begin in 2017 and will be funded by private “no strings attached” donations, the Islamic Society in Denmark said.

    The Islamic Society in Denmark has begun to accept donations for the construction of a third mega-mosque in Copenhagen.

    The project is expected to cost 80 million kroner, and while organization spokesman was not willing to disclose how close the group has come to reaching that funding target, he did tell Berlingske that “we are well on our way”.

    The majority of the funding is expected to be donated by members of the Islamic Society and other Danish Muslims. Shah felt certain that the funds would be raised in time to commence construction of the mosque in 2017 or 2018.

    “We accept all donations, provided there are no strings attached,” Shah told Berlingske.

    “Our firm condition is that we will never compromise our independence. Therefore we also welcome foreign donations, as long as they do not come with conditions, meaning that it will not matter if the funding comes from within Denmark or abroad,” he added.
    Another recently constructed mosque in Copenhagen was funded by the former emir of Qatar, which sparked fears that the Muslim Brotherhood – through Qatar – would be in a position to influence the imams in the mosque.
    The new mosque will not have minarets, as it is intended to “combine Nordic architectural traditions with Islamic ones,” according to Shah.

    “We will thereby be sending a signal to our younger generations that we are a part of a Danish identity, while signalling to our older generations that we also have an Islamic identity,” he said, adding that the mosque will send a signal to the Danes that Muslims “are here to stay”.

    Reactions among members of Copenhagen’s city council have been mixed.

    “One thing we have to accept is that whether one likes it or not, Copenhagen is a multi-ethnic city […] We have an Orthodox church and a synagogue and there should also be room for one or more mosques,” Liberal Alliance municipal council member Lars Berg Dueholm told Berlingske.

    Fellow council member Carl Christian Ebbesen from the Danish People’s Party disagreed, but noted that all he was able to do was speak against it.

    “There are already enough mega-mosques in Copenhagen. These massive eye-catching constructions that sort of symbolize that Islam is present here is not something we need any more of,” he told Berlingske.

    The mosque will be designed by Henning Larsen Architects and located in Copenhagen’s Nordvest district. It will also serve as a community centre. More about the project can be seen on the architects’ website.

  9. Glasgow Isis bride Aqsa Mahmood ‘writes poem praising Tunisia, France and Kuwait attacks as Black Friday’

    A former Glasgow University student who left Britain to join Isis, Aqsa Mahmood, has written a poem praising the terror attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait as “a day that will go down in history”.

    In a rambling online post under the name Umm Layth on a blog believed to be operated by the 20-year-old Scot, Mahmood claimed the shooting at a beach in Sousse, the bomb attack at a Shia mosque and the attempt to blow up a gas plant near Lyon were all “revenge”.

    Mahmood, who is believed to have taken on a senior role in recruiting other women and girls to travel to Isis-held territories, linked the attacks to the US Supreme Court’s verdict on same sex marriage.

    “Oh. But it is not for that reason that it shall be remembered,” she wrote in a blog entry entitled “Black Friday”. “It is not for this we praise.”

    Mahmood warned that the attacks, in which scores died across three countries, would leave a “permanent and blunt [mark]” and that there were “many looking up to what more could be done”.

    “If you show no mercy with us then why should we with you?” she said.

    In its daily bulletin on Saturday, Isis’s official al-Bayan Radio outlet claimed both the Tunisia and Kuwait attacks, but made no mention on the incident in France which saw a lorry driver accused of beheading his boss “in a car park”.

    Mahmood is currently being investigated by the Metropolitan Police, who say that she will be prosecuted if she ever returns to the UK and that work on the case is “well advanced”.

    At least one of the three London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria via Turkey in February is believed to have been in contact with Mahmood.

    But her parents, while previously describing her as a “disgrace” for joining Isis, have described the Met’s comments about her return as “disturbing”.

  10. Britain warned: Expect new terror attack TOMORROW

    BRITAIN and Europe should be braced for possible terror attacks TOMORROW, a leading security expert said last night.

    The date marks the first anniversary of Islamic State setting up its so-called caliphate in Syria and Iraq.

    Dr Afzal Ashraf warned: “The timing of the atrocious attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait suggest that these events could have stemmed from the same motivation: to mark the first anniversary of the forming of the caliphate which will be on Monday.

    “Friday was significant, as it was the last holy day before this anniversary. Instead of going to a mosque, the form of worship adopted by these people is to kill innocent people.

    “And it is very likely IS will try to grab the headlines again in the next four or five days with another flurry of activity. This real risk will continue until the end of Ramadan, around July 19.”

    Thousands of Britons defied an increased terror alert yesterday to attend parades around the UK to mark Armed Forces Day.

    More than 900 marched in Guildford, Surrey, at a parade attended by David Cameron and Prince Andrew.

    A threat by a suicide bomber to target a parade in Merton, south-west London, was thwarted by police.

  11. EGYPT – Islamic state video – killing of 3 judges

    story here :

    Egyptian judges shot dead in Sinai hours after former president Mohamed Morsi sentenced to death

    Three Egyptian judges have been shot dead hours after deposed former president Mohamed Morsi was sentenced to death.

    Police said the judges were travelling in a car in the city of al-Arish, Sinai, when it was attacked by suspected Islamist gunmen.

    An fourth person was killed and at least three more were injured in the assault. […]

    IS video ( 3 min 14 )

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