Reader’s links June 24, 2017

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  1. Turkey to thwart regional plots: President Erdo?an (hurriyetdailynews, Jun 24, 2017)

    “Turkey will thwart all regional plots and those who think otherwise will get their answers on the field, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has said, adding that Ankara is aware of the “crisis scenarios” that are being tried to be staged in the region.

    “We are aware of the games being played in Syria and Iraq and the crisis scenarios that are being tried to be staged in the region. However, we hope that everyone knows this truth; Turkey is too big a bite to be swallowed in these types of games,” Erdo?an said in his message released to mark Eid al-Adha on June 24.

    “We are determined to give our answer on the field to those who think that they can make our country surrender to these types of traps. It will be too late for those who set their eyes on our territorial integrity and national unity when they understand their mistakes,” he also said.

    A day earlier, President Erdo?an said that Turkey will “never” allow the establishment of a state in northern Syria, while criticizing the United States for cooperating with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG)…”

  2. Over 60 terrosists held in Pakistan ahead of Eid (gulfnews, Jun 24, 2017)

    “Pakistani security forces have arrested more than 60 terrorists they suspect were plotting to launch attacks in the run up to Eid in the country’s relatively peaceful Punjab province.

    The arrests were made over the past few days as part of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad (elimination of discord) launched on February 22 as a response to the continuing wave of terrorist attacks in Pakistan.

    Twenty-nine suspects were arrested in Faisalabad and Gujranwala. “Most of them are terrorists’ facilitators. Fifty weapons and explosives have been recovered from them. These were to be used for terrorist activities on Eid Al Fitr,” the Counter Terrorism Department of the police said.

    In another raid, the CTD claimed to have arrested three members of the banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LeJ) from Gujranwala.

    The CTD said it has seized more than 11kg of explosives, one pipe bomb, improvised explosive devices, one suicide jacket, one cooler bomb, two remote controls for detonation of jackets, three detonators and other materials from them.

    In Gujrat district, some 250 kilometres from Lahore, 23 members of Tahreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and Jammat-ur-Ahrar were arrested and illegal weapons and ammunition seized from them.
    They were involved in facilitating terrorists, it said.

    Three TTP members were arrested from Bahawalpur who were allegedly plotting an attack in the city on Eid.

    In another raid, five alleged facilitators of militants were arrested in Mandi Bahauddin, some 350km from Lahore.

    The Pakistan Rangers (Punjab), Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) reported to have taken part in the operation ahead of Eid in different parts of Punjab.”

  3. ‘Islamic State K-P chief’ among two killed in Peshawar raid, major attack on Eid averted (tribune, Jun 24, 2017)

    “Two suspected Islamic State (Daesh) terrorists including its Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) chief Arif alias Khalil alias Abuzar were killed and five security personnel injured in an exchange of fire in Shahpur village, Peshawar on Saturday.

    Law-enforcement agencies raided the hideout of the terrorists at a flour mill on Dalazak Road in the morning and the gun battle lasted for over six hours.

    Some terrorists managed to escape and one injured in the shootout was arrested…”

  4. Over 50 Taliban and ISIS militants killed in North of Afghanistan: MoD (khaama, Jun 24, 2017)

    “Over fifty insurgents belonging to the Taliban group and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group’s offshoot in Afghanistan were killed during the operations in northern Jawzjan province, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Friday.

    MoD deputy spokesman Gen. Mohammad Radmanish said the operations were conducted in the vicinities of Darzab district during the past several days.

    He said at least forty militants affiliated with the ISIS terrorist group were killed and around ten others were wounded.

    Gen. Radmanish further added that several commanders of the terror group were also wounded during the operations.

    According to Gen. Radmanish, at least eleven Taliban insurgents including their main commander for Jawzjan were also killed during the operations…”

  5. Al-Qaeda member among 6 killed in Maidan Wardak airstrike (khaama, Jun 24, 2017)

    “At least six militants including a member of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network were killed in an airstrike in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Saturday.

    According to a statement by MoD, the airstrike was carried out in the past 24 hours in the vicinity of Jaghatoo district.

    The statement further added that two vehicles packed with explosives and their two hideouts were also destroyed while several weapons, ammunition, and explosives were confiscated.

    Maiwan Wardak is among the relatively volatile provinces in central parts of the country, located close to capital Kabul.

    The anti-government armed militants are actively operating in its various districts and often carry out insurgency activities, mainly in the districts lying along the highway connecting Kabul with the southeastern and southern provinces.

    In the meantime, MoD said at least three militants were killed and two others were wounded during a separate operation in Maiwand district of Kandahar, while two others were killed during an operation in Shegal district of Kunar province.”

  6. East Libyan forces claim control of central Benghazi neighborhood (reuters, Jun 24, 2017)

    “East Libyan forces said they had gained control on Saturday over one of two remaining districts of Benghazi where they faced armed resistance.

    The advance in the central Souq al-Hout neighborhood was the latest step in the slow progress of the self-styled Libyan National Army commanded by Khalifa Haftar, which has been waging a campaign against Islamists and other opponents in Libya’s second city for more than three years.

    In unusually heavy fighting in Benghazi over the past two days at least 13 men from the LNA were killed and 37 wounded, a medical official said. Many of those who died were killed by land mines, a military source said.

    Along with Sabri, Souq al-Hout was one of the final holdouts of the LNA’s rivals…”

  7. If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer (reuters, Jun 24, 2017)

    “If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein.

    Experts on Islamist groups see no clear successor but regard Iyad al-Obaidi and Ayad al-Jumaili as the leading contenders, though neither would be likely to assume Baghdadi’s title of “caliph”, or overall commander of Muslims…”

  8. Charity Commission Slams Islamic School for Segregation, Radical Speakers (breitbart, Jun 24, 2017)

    “A Luton Islamic School which segregated staff by gender and hosted radical speakers has been slammed by the Charity Commission and accused of misconduct.

    The Rabia Educational Trust caters for 128 pupils, charges up to £2,300 a year, and has the stated ‘charitable aim’ of advancing “the single sex Islamic faith based education of girls and boys.”

    It was found to have poor management, mismanaged accounts, and failed to protect pupils from potentially harmful views in the past, the regulator claimed in an inquiry report.

    Concerns were first raised in 2012, and Ofsted has inspected Rabia Girl’s and Boy’s School four times since 2014. Although progress has been made there were still failings, the report said, and the institution remains under regulatory action by the school’s inspectorate.

    In a report from April 2016, Ofsted noted that “Leaders and governors, through their actions, undermine the school’s work to promote fundamental British values”, and, “school leaders acknowledge that some guest speakers to the school have not been vetted with sufficient rigour”.

    In response, the school’s trustees had promised to not allow foreign or religious speakers to address the students, but this did not go far enough, the Charity Commission said.

    The school had also “insisted on segregating men and women through the use of a dividing screen across the middle of the room [at a meeting with the inspectors]”.

    They later claimed this was a one off as the meeting was held in a prayer room. The Charity Commission accepted the excuse and insisted the meetings were moved.

    The Commission has also criticised the trustees for being unable to “demonstrate sufficient accounting record to explain all the charity’s financial transaction” and there were reports of a series of dodgy property-related deals.

    It emerged the trust had rented space to a private nursery linked to its chairman without permission from the Commission, claiming the rent was set above the market rate to address concerns about conflicts of interest.

    They also disposed of a gym they operated to a not-for-profit company connected to one of its trustees and gave another charity a 99-year lease on a building without telling the Land Registry.

    A statement from the Rabia Education Trust said that the trustees “have fully cooperated with the Charity Commission and will ensure that all recommendations are fully implemented”.

    In reference to the charity sector generally, the Commission said, “there have been occasions when terrorists, and those with extremist views… have used charity events to make those views known”, and urged more to done to stop this.”

  9. Egypt police foil Alexandria church bombing, arrest extremist cell (alaraby, Jun 25, 2017)

    “Egyptian police said on Saturday they had foiled a church bombing by detaining a cell of would-be attackers who had planned to target Alexandria.

    The extremist cell of six members included two suicide bombers, with one attacker planning to detonate himself inside a church and the other to blow himself up when police arrived, the interior ministry said.

    The arrests come months after twin attacks in the Nile Delta cities of Tanta and Alexandria killed 46 Coptic worshipers and injured more than 100 others as they celebrated Palm Sunday…”

  10. A good vid, I’ve had this open for a couple of days but have friends in need.

    The Failure of the Moderate Muslim
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