The first Islamic State suicide bomber caught in Iraq tells Sky News there are more foreign fighters like him, including Britons.
by, Stuart Ramsay, Chief Correspondent | Sky News
A wing of Sulaymaniah’s military hospital has been sealed off and 24-hour security has been posted at the door of a ward.
Inside lies an injured young man; a very special patient and prisoner.
He is 23-year-old Horr Jaffer, from Chechnya, and he is an Islamic State (ISIS) suicide bomber.
His capture has been a secret until now.
Sky News is the first to get access to this man who was caught in the southern Kurdish town of Jalula after his bomb part exploded.
He had been attempting to destroy a Kurd checkpoint by driving a bomb-laden car into their midst.
Four people died and many others were injured, but he was captured attempting to escape.
Under questioning he admits that he joined ISIS in Syria after his father, mother and six family members were killed there.
He says they had moved from Chechnya to Pakistan before going to Syria.
The Kurds believe his father and brothers were to all intents and purposes professional jihadists; moving to countries where they could ply their trade. That trade is killing people.
“I want to be a martyr. I decided after they killed my family,” he says in barely audible Russian.
“They didn’t tell me anything about what I was doing or where I was. I just had to press the button.”
The killer claims that Syria is filling with foreign fighters; a constant stream from all over the world.
“There are nations from all over the world there. There is British amongst them. They are from Asian countries, Europe and America. From everywhere,” he told me.
He says that they used to talk together and mix together but didn’t understand a lot of what was said.
Spending an hour with him it was striking how little he knew about what IS is doing across swathes of Syria. He denied any knowledge of the creation of a caliphate by ISIS for example.
He struck me as a rather stupid boy, upset by the loss of his family and totally open to indoctrination by his ISIS handlers.
He was just the guy prepared to die and kill others with him and it seems there are lots like him.
When asked if he regretted what had happened he broke down.
Arching his back in pain and misery, saying he just wanted to live a normal life that he did not mean to do what he did.
It is hard not to be moved by his anguish. Hard but not impossible. He is a killer.
Like many western governments and security services, Britain is growing increasingly concerned about both ISIS and the numbers of young men being radicalised and coming to Syria and Iraq.
Out here the Kurds say they are right to be concerned.
“It is almost like super-terrorism and this is the frontline,” Bafle Talabani, the British-born founder of the Kurds’ elite Counter Terrorism Group, told me in the grounds of his father’s house, which happens to be the Presidential Palace.
“It is more aggressive, more merciless more brutal. This is the front of the war on terror,” he says.
“If we don’t stop this here they will come for the West, for England, for Europe or the United States. They need to be stopped.”
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ISIS, he believes, is the most dangerous single entity in the world today.
He is urging western governments to allow the Kurds to buy their own weapons or supply them.
“The special forces have good equipment. The peshmergas’ weapons go back to the Iran-Iraq war. They are fighting against good weapons and a well-organised outfit with lots of money,” he says.
With so many willing jihadists available IS is unlikely to miss this single bomber.
When he is treated and well, he will go to prison and rot there for the rest of his life.
He will be denied martyrdom. The Kurds want the foreign fighters to know that.
by, Stephanie Nebehay | Reuters
Islamist fighters have carried out atrocities on “an unimaginable scale” in months of fighting with Iraqi forces, who have also killed detainees and shelled civilian areas, a U.N. official said on Monday.
There is “strong evidence” Islamic State and allied groups have carried out targeted killings, forced conversions, sexual abuse and torture in Iraq, U.N. Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri said, opening an emergency debate on the conflict in Geneva.
Iraq’s human rights minister, Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani, told the session that Islamic State militants, “oozing with barbarity”, threatened his country and the world, but did not immediately respond to allegations against state troops.
Islamic State has grabbed large areas of Iraq and neighboring Syria, declaring a cross-border caliphate and driving hundreds of thousands from their homes. At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August alone, U.N. figures showed on Monday.
The one-day U.N. Human Rights Council session, called by Iraq with the support of allies including the United States, is expected to agree to Baghdad’s request to send a team of U.N. experts to investigate crimes committed in the conflict.
“The reports we have received reveal acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale,” Pansieri told the Council, on its first meeting about the latest surge in violence. She later told Reuters she was referring to Islamic State.
Iraqi government forces, police and allied militia had also committed acts that may amount to war crimes, she said.
CCTV Footage of ISIS Suicide Bomber Attack in Kirkuk:
Human Rights Watch said on Monday it had “credible evidence” including photographs that Islamic State forces had used ground-fired cluster munitions in northern Syria – the first known use of cluster munitions by the militants, although the New York-based watchdog says government forces have used them since 2012.
Pansieri said she was particularly worried about the persecution of Christians, Yazidis, Shia, Turkmen and other ethnic groups by Islamic State forces that have swept through western and northern Iraq.
Such “ethnic and religious cleansing” may amount to crimes against humanity, she said.
Children belonging to targeted minorities have been forcibly recruited and positioned on front lines to shield its fighters or made to donate blood, she said. Women are beaten for breaking rules requiring them to be veiled and escorted by men.
Iraqi police have also executed detainees in Tal Afar and government-allied militias opened fire on a mosque in Khanaqin district northeast of Baghdad killing 73 men and boys, she said.
Iraqi soldiers have shelled towns and carried out air strikes near Kirkuk, Falluja, and Salahuddin, killing and injuring many dozens of civilians, she added.
Iraq’s minister al-Sudani told the session Islamic State was threatening the makeup of his country.
“The land of ancient Babylon is subjected to threats starting to its very independence, they are attempting to change its demographic and cultural composition,” he said in Arabic.
Islamic State was not just a problem for his country, he added. “It is a trans-national phenomenon that poses an imminent danger to all countries of the world, it defies all human rights principles and international law.”
“BURNED ALIVE, BEHEADED”
The U.S. ambassador to the rights forum, Keith Harper, urged Iraq’s Prime Minister designate Haider al-Abadi to set up a multi-ethnic government that would investigate all allegations against government forces and “terrorist groups”.
“The stories that have emerged from ISIL’s (Islamic State’s) bloody assault on Iraq are the ones of nightmares. Christians and others have been driven from their homes with the threat of ‘convert or die’,” Harper said.
“The Yazidis have been buried alive, beheaded or killed in mass executions,” he said.
Western and Gulf countries denounced Islamic State abuses. “This organization has nothing to do with Islam, even if they carry the name,” said Kuwait’s ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim.
But Russia and its ally Syria blamed Western and Arab states for allowing the Sunni extremists to thrive in the region.
Russia had supplied arms to counter Islamic State in Iraq, including Sukhoi 25 strike aircraft, ambassador Alexey Borodavkin said.
“ISIL acquired a huge potential: it now controls colossal financial resources that it has seized, is pursuing illegal oil trade and has a considerable arsenal of modern weaponry. All this could have been avoided if the international community had taken measures at the time to remove this cancer at an early stage of its formation,” he said.
(Additional reporting by Tom Miles in Geneva and Alexander Dziadosz in Beirut; Editing by Tom Heneghan)
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
First, I would challenge the accuracy of Muslims only accounting for 4% of the population of the UK. Local and national governments and regulating bodies are known for vastly under-reporting the true Muslim population in our Western societies. Why is this? The reason is to instill a false sense of security in “non-Muslims.” Essentially, they do not want to alarm us at the true rate at which our nations are losing their historical uniqueness and being transformed into a dangerous cesspool of multiculturalism. But, we will use the “4%” number anyway…
Assuming that “all” Muslims, young and old, male and female only account for 4% of the population of the UK, then it should only make sense, according to deductive reasoning to say..
Muslim females should account for approximately 2% of that 4% total. So, let’s subtract them from the equation. We are then left with a 2% male Muslim population. Assuredly, this would include male Muslim infants at one end of the spectrum and the elderly Muslim male at the other end. So, when we subtract them out of the equation, we are left with less than 2% of the UK population being responsible for more than 91% of the child-rape cases in the UK. But why?
Could there be a historical correlation in the teachings of Islam that lends to the horrific child-rapes by Muslim men even today?
When we examine the historical 7th Century text of Islam, here is what we discover:
Muhammad: The Inventor of Islam
Aisha, an innocent little 6-year-old girl was outside playing with her dolls, just as any little girl of any culture would be expected to be doing at that young age. Then, along comes this 53-year-old man and snatches her up and takes her off for marriage and sex. Oh, but not just any man..but rather, Muhammad, the holy prophet of Islam himself. Yes, the one that “ALL” Muslims regard as the ‘..greatest example of a Muslim man..’ to ever live. The one they “ALL” seek to emulate. Even those 2% of Muslim male imports to the UK.
There are actually 4 hadiths in Sahih al-Bukhari and 3 in Sahih Muslim, where Aisha Narrated herself that:
‘..the prophet Muhammad was betrothed to me at the age of 6 and he consummated the marriage [intercourse] with me at the age of 9..and I remained with him for 9 years after that..’
This narration by Aisha herself can be located in: Sahih al-Bukhari Vol.7 Book 62 Hadith #64
Remember, those are Aisha’s words herself. No one else’s..
So, according to Islam’s own texts..the fact that Muhammad was a pedophile is irrefutable. But, was he also a ‘child-rapist?’
According to Aisha herself, she was 9-years-old when Islam’s prophet Muhammad, a 53-year-old man had sex with her. And I feel completely confident in saying.. that regardless of culture, regardless of religion and regardless of any other mitigating circumstance..
No 9-year-old little girl is of the physical, mental, emotional or psychological maturity to understand (or) comprehend “sex.” Therefore, if she could not understand or comprehend “sex” then, she certainly could not make an informed decision regarding “consent.” And, if she could not “consent” to sex, then this constitutes rape. Child Rape.
So yes, by definition and the law.. Muhammad was a pedophile and child-rapist.
And if there is any doubt remaining in your mind, just ask yourself this question:
If “you” had a 9-year-old daughter, would “you” allow her to have sex with a 53-year-old man? What if you found out this occurred (after the fact) and he said ‘..she consented..’ Would “you” accept that or consider the man a child rapist?
Well, it may be 1,400 years later..but this 7th Century Caveman Cult called “Islam” hasn’t wandered far from the cave in mentality, nor evolved in socially acceptable norms. Muhammad’s example still reigns supreme. At least in the hearts and minds of the Muslim man..
So, when you import the Muslim..don’t be shocked when he arrives with his culture in his luggage. Just as a dog arrives with it’s fleas…
*A special thank you to Michael Coren and Gavin Boby
Inside the Great Synagogue of Lyon.
by, Madeline Grant | Newsweek | h/t Trop
Two teenage girls have been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to blow up a synagogue in Lyon, French news websites have reported.
According to JSS News and Europe 1, a source from the French security agency the Central Directorate of Homeland Intelligence revealed that two Muslim girls, aged 15 and 17, were arrested in the Tarbes and Venissieux neighbourhoods a week ago, after authorities uncovered a plan to carry out a suicide bombing inside the Great Synagogue of Lyon. They were indicted on August 22nd for conspiracy to commit terrorism.
An unnamed security source also revealed that the two teenagers had never met, but communicated only via social media. “These girls were part of a network of young Islamists who were being monitored by security services,” said the unnamed security source. Security services are becoming increasingly concerned with online radicalisation, particularly following the proliferation of videos created by jihadist groups such as Islamic State.
A recent Newsweek cover story detailed the rising tide of anti-Semitic violence across Europe, including an attack on a Paris synagogue in July and an incident in May 2012 in Toulouse in which a gunman killed seven people, including a teacher and three children, at a Jewish school.
“Jews in France or Belgium are being killed because they are Jews,” Roger Cukierman, president of the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (CRIF), told Newsweek. “Jihadism has become the new Nazism. This makes people consider leaving France.”
In a statement released on an online forum, the National Bureau of Vigilance Against Antisemitism (BNVCA), one of France’s leading anti-semitism watchdogs, remarked that synagogues have become increasingly popular targets for Islamists and terrorists. The excessive measures taken to secure Jewish places of worship have turned them into “semi-fortresses”, they said.
BNVCA attribute the recent spike in anti-Semitic crimes in France to the influence of unnamed political parties and sections of the media, which “pillory the Jewish state fighting against the Islamic state in Gaza”. They also called upon the French Interior Minister to take all possible security measures to foil further attacks, particularly during important Jewish festivals like Yom Kippur, which begins in early October. “Jewish citizens are increasingly pessimistic about their future in France,” the statement added.
Umar Razaq, 28, only served a year for raping little girls in Rotherham and is now free to go on holiday in Pakistan. Photo courtesy of: Facebook and The Daily Mail
- Umar Razaq bragged on Facebook after only serving a year for his crimes
- He was one of five men in child grooming gang, now free to go on holiday
- His victim Lizzie was only 12 when she was groomed by Umar Razaq
- Now he boasts he is ‘living the high life’ while on a ‘holiday of a lifetime’
by, Larisa Brown, Ben Spencer & Claire Ellicott | The Daily Mail | h/t Trop
One of the ring leaders of a child grooming gang in Rotherham has boasted he is ‘living the high life’ after being released from jail.
Umar Razaq, 28, was jailed in 2010 in a case that lifted the lid on the horrific extent of sexual exploitation in the South Yorkshire town.
But after appealing the length of his four-year sentence, he has been released – and is now jetting off on holiday to Pakistan.
His victim Lizzie, who was only 12 when she was groomed by Umar Razaq, has been left distraught by the posts, saying he ‘taunted’ her on the social networking site after being released from jail.
Posting a selfie in sunglasses on Facebook, Razaq boasted: ‘Can’t wait… Roll on to the lifetime holiday’.
‘Three days and I’m outta this country for a very long time. Feeling happy,’ he added.
The sickening Facebook posts come in the wake of a damning report that revealed at least 1,400 girls were subjected to sexual abuse and grooming at the hands of Asian gangs in Rotherham for 16 years.
There are now 173 live investigations into grooming in the town, while council officers face calls to acknowledge the ‘systemic failures’ of their leadership by stepping down.
Razaq, who served less than a year despite the depravity of his crimes, allegedly stalked Lizzie earlier this summer by ‘following’ her boyfriend on Facebook.
Lizzie, not her real name, was raped by four other men after Razaq groomed her. She claims she told police and Rotherham Council about his activities on the internet but they ‘weren’t bothered’.
She said: ‘I told South Yorkshire Police what he was doing and how scared I was but no one seemed to care. The police knew exactly what was going on months ago but none of them were bothered.’
Last night South Yorkshire Police said they unable to comment on Lizzie’s allegations.
Talking of the effect of Razaq’s stalking, she said tearfully: ‘It was like he was taunting me, saying he could see what I was doing and was watching me.
‘He shouldn’t be allowed out in the first place and what he has been posting about his own life is disgusting.
‘I feel frightened that he can see me and could find me so easily. It all takes me back to what happened.’
She claimed Razaq had been following her boyfriend, Jack, on Facebook without them realising. This meant he was able to watch what Jack was posting on his profile page.
Then, earlier this Summer, he added Jack as a friend – which is when she looked at his profile and she realised ‘the awful truth’.
She said: ‘I was freaked out, I saw the profile and asked Jack if he knew him and he said no. He could see everything we were doing, all the soppy things we were saying and all the things that are private.’
Razaq was jailed in November 2010 for four-and-a-half years but had his sentenced reduced to three- and-a-half. The 28-year-old was released in July 2011 having served just nine months, after his time in remand was taken into account.
On Facebook yesterday, he boasted that he was ‘living the high life’ after leaving the country on Tuesday to go on a ‘holiday of a lifetime’.
In July he posted a story about a ‘woman crying rape’ and wrote: ‘All women are the same.’
Jack said: ‘It’s almost as if he is proud of what he has done.’
Lizzie, who is now 19, said: ‘These men should not be allowed on the streets. When I was told Umar was out in July 2011 by Victim Support I couldn’t believe it. He had been in less than a year.’
Lizzie was 12 and living with her grandmother in Rotherham when she first came across Razaq in January 2008.
He was 22 – ten years her senior – but plied her with cigarettes and alcohol, and she eventually started to meet him in the town centre. She said: ‘Umar used to tell me he loved me and had feelings about me.
‘He treated me like a princess and said my family did not love me and didn’t want me. He got my trust then did horrible things to me.’
Razaq also introduced her to his older brother Razwan and his cousin Zafran Ramzan – who both groomed her for sex. After a few months, when she had turned 13, Razaq tried to force her to have sex with him, trying to tear her clothes off. He pulled her hair and called her a ‘white bitch’.
On another occasion Razaq rang his cousin and told him to come and have sex with the girl while he looked on.
She said: ‘I was only a little girl when I was raped for the first time. Five men sexually abused me, in alleyways, parks, on playing fields and even in cars.’
All five of her abusers were jailed in November 2010. Zafran Ramzan was jailed for nine years for raping a 16-year-old girl and two counts of sexual activity with a child.
The other four, Razwan Razaq, Mohsin Khan, Adil Hussain and Razaq, were convicted of sexual activity with a child.
Video courtesy of: 5 News
Revealed: Officers’ callous treatment of sex gang victim
Ready for lessons in her school uniform, and hugging her parents on a family holiday, Katie’s childhood photos are like any other young girl’s.
The pictures give no sign of the horrors that awaited her when she met her abuser.
At 14, she fell for the man ten years her senior who groomed her into a violent relationship and separated her from her family.
Yet council workers and police acted as if she was to blame for getting involved with the convicted criminal, she claimed.
She said one officer, attending an incident where her abuser had threatened to kill her, even told her: ‘Well, what did you expect?’
Katie – not her real name – was attacked several times by the man, who had served two jail terms, but said police did nothing to help her and saw the assaults as just ‘a bit of domestic violence’. Her desperate parents had her put into care, hoping it would end the relationship, but she said carers openly allowed him to continue visiting.
Yesterday she called on South Yorkshire PCC Shaun Wright, responsible for Rotherham children’s services, from 2005 to 2010, to resign.
Katie, now 29, said: ‘He should be ashamed of himself. The more he holds on to his job, the harder it will be for victims to move forward.’
She said it was ‘disgraceful’ her abuser was still walking free and that council and police staff had held on to their jobs, adding: ‘I was emotional when I first saw [the report] on the news, but now I am in anger mode – I want justice to be done.
‘When I was 14 and 15 I thought I was in love with him, but when I was 16 I made a statement because there’s only so much you can take. The police took a statement and to my knowledge he has never even been questioned. He should have been punished.’
Katie’s abuser was allegedly reported to police by a council organisation for victims of child sex offences in 2001, after it heard from 18 girls who described him as their ‘boyfriend’.
Yesterday, South Yorkshire Police did not respond to requests to confirm whether they had taken any action against the man.’
by, Brownie Marie | Christian Today | h/t Trop
It was revealed this week that Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram beheaded a six-year-old boy on June 1 because he was a Christian.
The attack occurred in Attagara, Gwoza district, Borno State – a predominately Christian community, according to Voice of the Martyrs.
Over 100 militants descended upon the village, slaughtering men, women, and children.
Boko Haram has kidnapped and killed Christians and Shiite Muslims across Borno and Yobe States in an increasingly deadly campaign to establish an extremist, Sunni Muslim reign.
The assault on Attagara occurred as Sunday church services were beginning, according to Voice of the Martyrs (VOM). Boko Haram slashed the villagers with machetes, and fired upon them with assault weapons.
One villager, Sawaltha Wandala, was arriving at church for the second service when he saw children being massacred. One six-year-old boy had been slashed and thrown into a ditch, but he was alive. Wandala picked him up and was carrying him to a hospital in Cameroon, when he was stopped by five of the militants.
The men reportedly took the child from Wandala’s arms and beheaded him, then began beating the 55-year-old with tree branches. After striking him in the head with a rock, they left him for dead.
Two days later the militants returned, attacking Attagara and other villages in Gwoza. VOM reported that approximately 200 people were killed in the two-day assaults.
John Yakuba and his family survived the Attagara attacks and fled to Cameroon, but Yakuba returned to their home to retrieve their animals and some of their belongings. The family faced starvation at a refugee camp, and Yakuba hoped to sell the animals to support them.
Boko Haram members saw Yakuba entering his home, however, and captured him.
“We know you’re John,” they said to him, according to VOM. “You must convert to Islam or else you will die a painful death.”
When Yakuba refused to denounce Christ, they tied his arms and legs to a tree, and hacked his hands with a knife.
“Can you become a Muslim now?” the militants asked.
“You can kill my body, but not my soul,” Yakubu cried out.
The men continued to cut his feet and back with a machete and knife to torture him.
“We will show you,” they said.
Yakuba’s head was slashed, and an axe was driven into his knee, reaching the bone.
He lost consciousness and was left tied to the tree for three days before someone found him, after which he was taken to the hospital in a coma.
When Yakuba recovered sufficiently to be interviewed, he offered a message of peace to his attackers.
“I have forgiven the Islamic militants, because they did not know what they are doing,” he told VOM.
Boko Haram became internationally known after kidnapping over 270 children from an all-girls school in Chibok, Nigeria on April 14. A second mass kidnapping occurred on May 4 in Warabe. Over 200 girls remain missing.
U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger announced the filing of a lawsuit against the city of St. Anthony for an alleged violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000. Photo courtesy of: The Star Tribune
by, Shannon Prather & Randy Furst | The Star Tribune | h/t Dakota Fattal
The U.S. attorney said St. Anthony violated the rights of a religious group by not allowing a prayer center to open.
The federal government on Wednesday sued the small north-metro city of St. Anthony, contending that its City Council violated federal law in 2012 by rejecting a proposed Islamic center.
The lawsuit sprang from a controversy that echoes those that have flared in many U.S. cities when Muslims have sought to establish worship centers.
“An injustice has been done,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said at a news conference in Minneapolis. “I will not stand by while any religious group is subject to unconstitutional treatment that violates federal civil rights laws.”
The lawsuit alleges that the council’s decision to deny the Abu Huraira Islamic Center the right to establish a worship center in the basement of the St. Anthony Business Center violates the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act passed by Congress in 2000.
It marks the first time federal prosecutors have sued a Minnesota city citing the law, although the Justice Department has filed similar suits elsewhere in the country on behalf of Islamic centers, according to a U.S. attorney’s office spokesman.
Federal authorities are seeking an injunction ordering St. Anthony to permit the group to use the business center. However, Luger said, there could be a more harmonious outcome.
“Though we have filed our lawsuit, we hope the good people of St. Anthony, including the elected officials who made this decision, will change their minds and allow Abu Huraira to conduct prayer services in this space,” he said.
Although the St. Anthony project drew some of the most heated opposition, mosques and Islamic school projects elsewhere in the state have faced opposition. Projects in Plymouth, Willmar,Bloomington and Blaine met with objections, but ultimately all were approved.
Video courtesy of: CAIRtv
In June 2012, the St. Anthony council rejected Abu Huraira’s proposal, concluding that a religious and cultural center was incompatible with the light-industrial zoning. The council’s 4-1 vote went against a city planning commission recommendation that it approve the 15,000-square-foot center in the former Medtronic headquarters at 3055 Old Hwy. 8.
The vote came after some residents of the city of 8,200 spoke out against the center. More than 150 people packed one meeting about it, and some made disparaging remarks about the Muslim faith.
Jim Roth, the lone council member to back the center, predicted then that the council’s rejection would spawn a lawsuit. Roth said he was “embarrassed” and “stunned” by some of the remarks made.
On Wednesday, St. Anthony officials continued to defend the council’s action, saying that the rejection was based purely on zoning issues. It “was not based on discrimination at all,” said City Attorney Jay Lindgren.
“Religious uses of any type are allowed in the vast majority of the city,” he said. “They are just not allowed in the roughly 5 percent of the city reserved for industrial uses. … An industrial zone is designed to create jobs and be an economic engine.”
But Luger said the Islamic group would use only the basement for gatherings and would continue to rent out the remainder of the building to the current business tenants, using the income to maintain the worship center.
Unequal treatment alleged
The U.S. attorney’s office in Minneapolis has spent two years investigating the matter, with its spokeswoman saying at one point that it had sought to reach an out-of-court agreement with the parties. Luger declined to describe discussions with St. Anthony.
Mayor Jerry Faust said that more than a year ago, the city turned over documentation on the matter to federal authorities. On Aug. 18 of this year, the City Council met with its attorney behind closed doors to discuss the threat of litigation.
At the heart of the federal suit is the allegation that the council treated an application for a conditional-use permit to assemble at the business center on less-than-equal terms from nonreligious conditional-use permits for assembly.
For instance, the suit contends that while prohibiting the Islamic center in the light-industrial zone, the city allowed a conditional-use permit for a union hall in the same zone in the late 1990s. “In fact, the city of St. Anthony held its own city awards ceremony — clearly an assembly or meeting — in the union hall in the early 2000s,” Luger said.
And in 2008, the City Council approved a conditional-use permit for assembly for a church, the Twin Cities Christian Association, to operate in a business center in the commercial zone, he said.
The federal statute that forms the basis for the suit “was designed by its drafters to protect against what happened here,” Luger said.
But Lindgren said that the city denied another Christian organization’s request in the past few years that was similar to that of the Islamic center.
‘We are citizens’
After the council’s 2012 vote, the Minnesota Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations asked federal authorities to investigate whether the city had violated the federal law on religious land use.
And even after the council’s vote, the Muslim group proposing the Islamic center bought the former Medtronic Inc. headquarters for $1.9 million.
Ellen Longfellow, the group’s civil rights attorney, said, “We applaud this decision in support of religious freedom and hope for a speedy resolution to the case so that the local Muslim community may have access to the facilities required to meet its needs.”
Attending Luger’s news conference was Abdirahman Omar, president of the Islamic center, who praised federal authorities for filing the suit.
“We thank the Justice Department for doing this,” he said. “We think [the council’s denial is] unfair. … We are citizens of the United States.”
Luger noted that the Abu Huraira Islamic Center was formed by a number of Minnesota Somali-American community leaders who conducted an “exhaustive search to accommodate” the state’s growing Somali population. “Many members were unable to practice their religion with others from the community because there was not an appropriate location for communal worship,” he said.
From 2009 to 2011, he said, the organization offered to buy at least two other locations but was turned down. In 2011, they found the “ideal space” at the St. Anthony Business Center.
Luger said he has toured the building and basement area. “It is a large, empty space that is perfect for this community’s Friday evening prayers,” he said, and has a large parking lot to accommodate worshipers.
A desire to be welcoming
Soon after the council denied the permit in St. Anthony, three churches in the city held an interfaith meeting to counter some of the negative comments made at the council meeting.
“Some things had been said … that sounded unwelcoming and unfriendly. There was a desire to show a different face on things,” said the Rev. Paul La Fontaine of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, which co-sponsored the event. “It was an opportunity to get together and see some other people. Everyone is interested in having a good job and raising a family.”
Pickerington North High School. Photo courtesy of: Robert Spencer
by, Adam Kredo | The Washington Free Beacon | h/t Robert Spencer @ Jihad Watch
An Ohio school was placed on lockdown Wednesday after a man with a “heavy accent” phoned the school and threatened to murder children with an AK-47 due to the current conflict between Israel and Hamas, according to local police.
All schools in Pickerington, Ohio, were placed on lockdown after an unknown man made a threatening call to the Pickerington North High School, Fairfield County Sheriff Dave Phalen confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon.
The man, who claimed to have an AK-47, said he planned to launch an attack on the school and kill students over his apparent anger at the Middle East conflict, Phalen said.
“The school received a call [at around 11:15 a.m.] from a male with a heavy accent and he indicated that he was going to attack Pickerington North due to attacks on Israel and was going to kill the kids and that he had an AK-47 gun,” Phalen recounted.
“He identified himself as ‘Mohammed Shehad,’” or something similar to that, and claimed to live in the area, Phalen said, explaining that those who fielded the call were unsure precisely what last name the man provided.
“My sense is that due to the way he identified himself it sounds like he was upset at Israel,” though the individual’s exact motivations remain unclear, Phalen said. At this point, authorities “really don’t know what his frame of mind was or what he was thinking.”
All area schools were placed on “exterior lockdown” as a precautionary measure, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
School will resume on Thursday and an officer will be assigned to Pickerington North. Additional deputies will also be in the area, Phalen said.
Fairfield County detectives also are beginning to investigate the matter to determine the individual’s identity.
“We have detectives assigned to that; they’re working on trying to trace the phone number and identify the suspect,” Phalen said.
Patrick Poole, a terrorism analyst who lives in the area, said he believed the threat was made by a person upset with Israel’s military action in the Gaza Strip.
“We have had a growing problem here in the Columbus area for years that local law enforcement and the media want to continue to sweep under the carpet,” Poole said. “Not only has Central Ohio been the home of the largest known al-Qaeda cell since 9/11—with several members currently in prison on terrorism charges and at least two deported—we’ve had a number of cases of homegrown jihadists come through town, including al-Shabaab rapper Omar al-Hammami and Little Rock Army recruiting station killer Carlos Bledsoe.”
“An al-Shabaab recruiter and fundraiser from the area was killed in a firefight in Mogadishu in 2010, and we know of several cases of young men who have left from Columbus to join the Somali terrorist group,” Poole said. “One of the original online jihadist forum operators, Sarfaraz Jamal, grew up in the area and initially ran his operation from his Worthington home.”
Additionally, “we just had a pro-Hamas rally at the statehouse a week and a half ago, a regular feature here in central Ohio whenever there is conflict in that part of the world,” Poole noted. “In fact, two of our local Hamas activists are currently in prison in Egypt. Now that the threat is targeting area school children, hopefully it will begin to wake people up to the scope of the problem.”
Eric Pennington, a Violet, Ohio resident whose daughter attends the school, said he could not at first believe that the threat was related to the Israel conflict.
“My daughter texted me late morning saying they were in lockdown,” Pennington said. “She got home and started saying this guy may be Arabic and was threatening to shoot us because he was mad at Israel and what was happening in Gaza. I’ll confess, I thought, that can’t be right.”
After reading local news reports confirming that the threat was related to the Israel conflict, Pennington recalled being shocked.
“I’m thinking to myself this can’t just be a guy out of the blue, [who is saying] I’m not happy, so I’m going to call and make a threat,” Pennington said.
Report details how Muslim men have been gang-raping more than 1,400 English girls in just ONE TOWN in the UK for at least 16 years.
by, Martin Evans and Gordon Rayner | The Telegraph
When in 2010 five
Asian [Muslim] men from Rotherham were jailed for grooming teenage girls for sex, it was regarded as a feather in the cap for South Yorkshire Police and the local social services which had doggedly pursued the prosecution.
Sentencing Adil Hussain, Razwan Razaq, Mohsin Khan, Umar Razaq, and Zafran Ramzan, the judge described them as “dangerous sexual predators” and said Rotherham would be a safer place for youngsters with them off the streets.
But Tuesday’s damning report into sexual exploitation in the South Yorkshire town revealed in stark and horrifying detail how their appalling crimes were merely the tip of the iceberg.
For at least 16-years gangs of mainly
Asian [Muslim] men were able to target, groom and abuse girls as young as 11, with little to fear from the authorities.
In her 153 page report, Professor Alexis Jay, the former chief inspector of social work in Scotland, cataloged a series of appalling incidents in which children were gang raped, beaten, threatened and then dismissed and ignored by those who ought to have been protecting them.
Doused in Petrol
In one of the most shocking cases highlighted in the report, Professor Jay described how in 2001 a 15-year-old girl was doused in petrol by her abuser who threatened to set her alight.
The teenager had been groomed by an older man who trafficked her from Rotherham to Leeds and Bradford where she was forced into having sex.
When social services attempted to intervene the girl was threatened and beaten by her abuser in order to warn her off identifying him
She was later stalked by him, doused in petrol and warned that she would be burned alive if she told the police anything. She made several attempts on her own life and eventually ended up homeless.
No action was taken against her abuser.
Part of growing up
The report also described how social workers and council chiefs were quick to dismiss the concerns of parents who were attempting to protect their children.
In one case in 2002 a mother contacted social services to voice concerns that her 14-year-old daughter was going missing regularly and was being plied with drink by older males.
Her mother said she was worried that her daughter had become sexually active with members of the group.
But despite showing signs that she had been sexually exploited from the age of 11, the case was closed and the social worker’s assessment was that the mother was unable to accept the fact that her daughter was growing up.
While the police often failed to take action against the abusers, there were cases where concerned parents were arrested for trying to protect their own children.
The report identified two separate cases where fathers who had tracked their daughters down and were trying to remove them from houses where they were being abused, were themselves arrested.
Victim’s sister threatened.
In 2001 a young girl who had been repeatedly raped escaped from her abuser’s clutches.
In order to send a message to her, the perpetrators smashed all the windows at her parents’ home before attacking her brother and breaking his legs.
At that point the teenager agreed to make a complaint to the police. However when she arrived at the police station she received a text message from her abuser telling her that he had her 11-year-old sister with him and adding: “your choice.”
She did not proceed with the complaint and later refused to cooperate with social services.
In the report Professor Jay concluded: “The incident raised questions about how the perpetrator knew where this young woman was and what she was doing.”
Victim arrested for being drunk
In 2008 an 11-year-old girl came to the attention of the police after she disclosed that she and another child had been sexually abused by a group of adult males.
Despite the fact she was identified as being one of a group of girls who was associating with a known sex abuser, her file was closed and she was deemed as being not at risk from sexual exploitation.
Less than a month later, she was found in a derelict house with another child, and a number of adult males.
She was arrested for being drunk and disorderly (her conviction was later set aside) and none of the males were arrested.
In one of the most staggering passages in the report, Professor Jay revealed how a police officer dismissed the case of a 12-year-old girl who had been having sex with up to five
Asian [Muslim] males, because he said she had been “100 per cent consensual in every incident”.
Three previous reports highlighted the problem of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, but were ignored or suppressed according to Professor Jay’s findings.
In a report published in 2003, it was stated that most of the men in South Yorkshire who were involved in the sexual exploitation of young people for the purposes of prostitution were also believed to be involved in drug dealing.
They might also be involved in rape, violence, gun crime, robbery and other serious criminal offences, the report said.
It also highlighted how one 12-year old had been taken to a hotel by some men and being made to watch while her 14-year old sister had sex with them.
The 2006 report stated that the situation in Rotherham was continuing ‘as it has done for a number of years’, with an established sexual exploitation scene which was very organised and involved systematic physical and sexual violence against young women.
The report said it also involved young women being trafficked to other towns and cities predominantly in the north and said the level of intimidation, physical beatings and rape amongst exploited girls was considered by multi-agency staff to be very severe and their situation to be very serious.
The reports were not acted upon and were left to gather dust while the abuse continued.
The report described how one of the common threads running through stories of sexual exploitation had been the use of taxi drivers who were directly linked to children who were being abused.
Scores of young girls described how they had been sexually exploited in exchange for free taxi rides and other goods.
In one incident a taxi driver accosted a 13-year-old girl. She refused to do what he asked and reported the incident to her parents who managed to identify the driver and follow him.
They contacted the police and gave them his details, however officers did not attend until later and no action was taken.
It later emerged that the driver had been arrested the previous week for a similar incident in Bradford.
Such was the fear of using taxis in Rotherham that when questioned a group of young people from the town said they avoided using them if possible.
The report said: “Their parents and partners strongly discouraged, even forbade, them from being on their own at night in a taxi, unless it was a company they personally knew.
“The girls described how on occasions they would be taken on the longest, darkest route home. One said the driver’s first question would be ‘How old are you, love?’.
“All talked about the content of their conversation quickly turning flirtatious or suggestive, including references to sex.”
South Yorkshire Police
The police had “excellent” procedures for dealing with child sexual exploitation, but “in practice these appear to have been widely disregarded”, the report says. There was also evidence of collusion between the police and perpetrators.
In 2001, a young girl who had been repeatedly raped agreed to speak to police, but when she arrived at the police station her abuser texted her to say he had her 11-year-old sister with him, who would suffer reprisals if she went ahead with her complaint.
The report said the incident “raised questions about how the perpetrator knew where the young woman was and what she was doing”.
A Home Office researcher who had persuaded the girl to speak to the police wrote to the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police to raise concerns about the girl’s welfare, and was told by a district police commander “never to do such a thing again”.
Police on the ground had a “lack of understanding” of the problem and regarded children as young as 11 as being in consensual sexual relationships with adults rather than being victims of rape and abuse.
Too often victims of abuse were regarded as “undesirables” who were “not worthy of police protection”, and missing persons reports were regarded as “a waste of time”. Some young women were even threatened with arrest for wasting police time when they sought help.
Victims were “often” regarded by police officers as “deviant or promiscuous” by police, the report adds.
Issues of ethnicity
In Rotherham the “majority” of known perpetrators were of Pakistani heritage, the report says, which led to police and council workers “tiptoeing” around the problem.
In the council and the police there was a perception among staff that they should “downplay the ethnic dimensions of child sexual exploitation”.
Frontline staff became confused as to what they were supposed to say and do and what would be interpreted as “racist”.
Prof Jay adds: “From a political perspective, the approach of avoiding public discussion of the issues was ill judged.”
Other than two meetings in 2011, there was no direct engagement with the Pakistani community about the issue of child sexual exploitation, despite “strong concern” from community leaders that there should be.
One of the local Pakistani women’s groups described how Pakistani-heritage girls were targeted by taxi drivers and on occasion by older men lying in wait outside school gates at dinner times and after school.
They also cited cases in Rotherham where Pakistani landlords had befriended Pakistani women and girls on their own for purposes of sex, then passed on their name to other men who had then contacted them for sex.
The women and girls feared reporting such incidents to the Police because it would affect their future marriage prospects.
The report stated that there had been a prevalent denial of the existence of child sexual exploitation in the Borough in the early years but added that by 2005, it was hard to believe that any senior officers or members from the Leader and the Chief Executive downwards, were not aware of the issue.
The report went on that most council members showed little obvious leadership or interest in child sexual exploitation.
The report said: “The possible reasons for this are not clear but may include denial that this could occur in Rotherham, concern that the ethnic element could damage community cohesion, worry about reputational risk to the Borough if the issue was brought fully into the public domain, and the belief that if that occurred, it might compromise police operations.”
It concluded: “The prevailing culture at the most senior level of the Council, until 2009, as described by several people, was bullying and ‘macho’, and not an appropriate climate in which to discuss the rape and sexual exploitation of young people.”
by, Alex Newman | The New American
Following an explosive report in The Times of London citing forensic experts, the establishment press around the world is now reporting that the video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley by an Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist was probably “staged.” Other respected analysts had suggested that the execution footage could be bogus even before that. While it seems to be generally accepted that Foley was indeed killed, questions surrounding the barbaric alleged death and its implications continue to grow around the world. Countless theories and claims have surfaced purporting to explain it.
As doubts about the video spread like wildfire, Obama and other Western governments have already seized on it to advance various controversial objectives. The Obama administration, for example, citing the alleged threat of the Islamic State that supposedly beheaded Foley, announced unconstitutional military attacks in Syria and Iraq. Separately, U.K. authorities issued a warning to British subjects that even “viewing” the ISIS video purporting to show the journalist’s execution may be a crime under “terrorism” statutes in the United Kingdom. Analysts said the precedent was deeply troubling.
Still, the video has been viewed by experts, and they concluded that it does not show what it purports to show. “I think it has been staged,” one of the unidentified “visual forensics experts” told The Times after reviewing the video footage for the newspaper. “My feeling is that the execution may have happened after the camera was stopped.” The Times report, based on the analysis of an international forensic science company with links to police forces across Britain, promptly sparked headlines throughout the United Kingdom and the rest of the world.
The forensic analysts cited in the original report highlighted the fact that, even after enhancements, no blood is visible up to the point where the picture fades to black. That is despite the video showing the knife going across the upper neck at least six times, the analysts told The Times. Separately, the sounds supposedly being made by the journalist during his alleged beheading also appear inconsistent with what would be expected, the paper reported. Prior to the purported execution, the footage also appears to include a “blip” that suggests Foley may have had to repeat a line.
Without explaining how it came to such a conclusion, the forensic analysis firm, which asked not to be named, claimed that there was no doubt that Foley had been killed — despite the apparent use of camera tricks and “slick” post-production manipulation. “No one is disputing that at some point an execution occurred,” the company said. Other analysts said such a conclusion seemed bizarre. ISIS, of course, has posted numerous gruesome videos of its mass murder, beheadings, terror attacks, and other assorted horrors. Why would the outfit execute Foley but then stage a video of it, rather than just showing the real event?
One purported explanation was offered by the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad, which has been hard at work trying to crush ISIS and other jihadist forces — some backed by Obama — amid an ongoing civil war. According to Assad’s official spokesperson and political advisor, Bouthaina Shaaban, Foley was actually murdered a year ago after being captured by the Obama administration-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) and then sold to ISIS.
“You can check with the UN,” Shaaban was quoted as saying in the Daily Mail, a leading U.K. newspaper, during an interview aired on the state-funded BBC. “James Foley was killed a year ago, not now, they only released the pictures now, but he was killed a year ago. We have definite information, the UN has the information.” While the brutal Syrian autocracy is hardly considered a reliable source, its claims about Foley have been widely reported in the international press. The UN has not confirmed whether it has information supporting the allegations.
Foley’s family and friends, meanwhile, blasted the claims made by the Syrian dictatorship, calling them “disgraceful.” Pointing to statements made by a Danish journalist who reportedly saw Foley in June while being held in captivity, Foley’s family suggested Assad’s claims could not possibly be true. GlobalPost chief Phil Balboni, Foley’s boss, also said the Syrian regime’s claims were “totally false” and “contradicted by a very significant body of incontrovertible evidence.” He said there were multiple accounts from hostages held with Foley as recently as last month. “It is a disgrace that this was ever broadcast,” Balboni added.
Even before The Times report and Assad’s claims sent shockwaves around the world, however, other experts were already questioning the video’s authenticity and urging caution as well. “Was Foley’s head really cut off? Hard to tell,” noted Eric Margolis, a prominent journalist who has often reported from dangerous war zones in the Middle East. “We have been fed so much fake government war propaganda in recent decades — from Kuwaiti babies thrown from incubators to Saddam’s hidden nukes — that we must be very cautious.”
For now, British authorities have identified U.K. rapper and Islamist Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary as the likely jihadist seen in the video purportedly executing Foley. However, the analysis commissioned by The Times concluded that the journalist was probably killed off camera, meaning the British ISIS terrorist may not have been the actual murderer. (This offers another explanation for why Foley might have been killed off-camera: The jihadists wanted an English-speaking member on film, and the one they found didn’t have the stomach to barbarically murder someone.) In the video, entitled “A message to America,” Foley offers a statement claiming that the U.S. government was actually responsible for his murder. Another American journalist being held hostage by ISIS is also shown, with a warning that he would be next.
Shortly after the alleged beheading video surfaced on August 19, the Obama administration announced more unconstitutional military intervention in the region without obtaining congressional approval. Senior Obama national security advisor Ben Rhodes said the U.S. government would “do what is necessary” and would not be constrained by borders. In other words, after repeatedly failing to secure authority to do so from Congress, Obama will finally be launching direct military strikes in Syria — something he has wanted to do for years despite overwhelming public opposition. A previous claim pushed by Obama to justify launching a war in Syria alleging that Assad had used of chemical weapons eventually fell apart as a fraud.
This time, the administration seems even more determined. “If you come against Americans, we are going to come after you,” Rhodes said at a news conference at Obama’s vacation spot. “We’re actively considering what’s going to be necessary in dealing with that threat…. I think the American people understand that this president is very deliberate about military action. The American people also understand that there are some threats that have to be dealt with. We will take direct action against terrorists that threaten the United States.”
Whether the Foley video was staged or not, what seems apparent at this point is that the footage served the administration’s interests well — at least in terms of purporting to justify deepening U.S. involvement in the region. However, without a green light from Congress, Obama’s machinations in Syria and Iraq remain illegitimate and unconstitutional. If the president wants to take military action, he has a constitutional obligation to secure approval from the American people’s elected representatives.
Alex Newman, a foreign correspondent for The New American, is currently based in Europe. He can be reached email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @ALEXNEWMAN_JOU.
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A general view of the rubble of a 13-storey residential tower, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike, is seen in Gaza City August 24, 2014. Photo courtesy of: Mohammed Salem/Reuters
IAF Surgical Strike on Hamas Command Center yields 13-storey building being dropped without touching any surrounding building
by, Nidal Al-Mughrabi & Jeffrey Heller | Reuters
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian civilians on Sunday to leave immediately any site where militants are operating, one day after Israel took the Gaza war to a new level by flattening a 13-storey apartment tower.
Israeli aircraft first fired a non-explosive rocket at the building, a sign to residents to get out, before attacking it on Saturday. Seventeen people were wounded in the strike on the structure, which Israel said had housed a Hamas command centre.
Amazing Video of ‘Actual Strike’ on Hamas Command Center…
Video courtesy of: Newsworld
“I call on the inhabitants of Gaza to evacuate immediately from every site from which Hamas is carrying out terrorist activity. Every one of these places is a target for us,” Netanyahu said in public remarks at a cabinet meeting.
With no end in sight to fighting now in its seventh week, Netanyahu’s tough talk could indicate a move towards bolder strikes in densely populated neighbourhoods, even at the risk of raising more international alarm.
Thousands of homes have been destroyed or damaged in the conflict. Nearly 500,000 people have been displaced in the territory of 1.8 million where Palestinians, citing Israeli attacks that have hit schools and mosques, say no place is safe.
Israel has said Hamas bears responsibility for civilian casualties because it operates among non-combatants. The group, it said, uses schools and mosques to store weapons and as launching sites for cross-border rocket attacks.
Palestinian health officials say 2,108 people, most of them civilians and more than 400 of them children, have been killed in the Gaza Strip since July 8, when Israel launched an offensive with the declared aim of ending Palestinian rocket fire into its territory.
Sixty-four Israeli soldiers and four civilians in Israel have been killed.
WAR OF ATTRITION
Israel launched more air strikes on Gaza on Sunday, killing at least six Palestinians, medical officials said.
Palestinian militants kept up their rocket fire in what has become a war of attrition that has defied attempts by regional power Egypt to broker a durable truce.
The bombing on Saturday of Al Zafer Tower in Gaza City marked the first time in the Gaza war that Israel had brought down so tall a structure. It had housed 44 families.
It launched the attack a day after a mortar bomb killed a four-year-old Israeli boy. Israel’s president attended his funeral on Sunday near the Gaza border.
Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt hostilities and return to talks. But there was no sign that negotiations, last held before a ceasefire collapsed on Tuesday, would resume any time soon.
The start of the school year has already been delayed indefinitely by the Education Ministry in the Gaza Strip, and Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israelis should be prepared for the war to continue after classes begin on Sept. 1.
At one U.N.-run school in Gaza where Palestinian families have been sheltering, children chanting “glory and eternity to our martyrs” stood in line for the national anthem, but no classes were held.
Scott Anderson, Deputy Director of Gaza operations for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, said although school has been cancelled, instruction could be provided by other means.
“It is very important that we use our satellite channel, our Internet active learning program, the computer labs and the self-help material – all these lessons we learnt in Syriaand they have proved to be very successful there,” he said, referring to remote schooling during Syria’s civil war.
Hamas has said it will not stop fighting until the Israeli-Egyptian blockade on Gaza is lifted. Both Israel and Egypt view Hamas as a security threat and are demanding guarantees that weapons will not enter the economically crippled enclave.
The Cairo talks had aimed to secure a lasting deal to allow reconstruction aid to flow into Gaza. The current conflict is the longest and deadliest between the Palestinians and Israel since the second Intifada (Palestinian uprising) a decade ago.
Israel also faced rocket fire from the north on Saturday.
Two missiles launched from Lebanon struck Israel’s Galilee. Lebanese and Israeli sources said it was not initially clear who was behind the attack, which caused no casualties or damage.
At least five rockets fired from Syria landed at various locations on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the Israeli army said. All fell in open areas. It was also not immediately known who launched them.
Late on Saturday, an Israeli air strike destroyed a commercial centre in the southern Gaza town of Rafah and three people were hurt, local medical staff said.
(Additional reporting by Maayan Lubell and Ori Lewis in Jerusalem and Sylvia Westall in Beirut; Writing by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Gareth Jones)
O Islamophobic Kafers! Do Not Criticize Islam before Knowing the Noble Teachings of Islam Fully, Part 1
by, Mirza Ghalib | Islam Watch
Recently, I noticed most western social media making fun about a Saudi Sheikh, who was killed years ago by a donkey while he allegedly tried to sodomize the poor animal.
Never criticize Islam without knowing its noble teachings fully
It has become a fashion in recent years to make fun about anything and everything related to Islam without analyzing the depth of such incidents. Those who criticize Islam don’t have adequate knowledge about Islam and its founder Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Not that it is their fault, who mock the Prophet (pbuh) of Islam out of ignorance. Instead, it is absolutely the fault of Islam’s so-called Scholars, Mullahs and Imams, who gave up their responsibilities to worldly pleasures, and forgot to deliver the message delivered by our Prophet to the ignorant Kafers. Our prophet (pbuh) strongly insisted Muslims to deliver his message to each and every dirty Kafer till the Day of Resurrection. Though our so-called Scholars failed to deliver the Messages of our beloved Prophet, it becomes the responsibility of each Muslim who read the Islamic scriptures to share the Messages of our beloved Prophet (pbuh) to the unclean infidels.
Convey my teachings to the people – prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Due to limited space for this article, I’ll give the extracts of hadiths and their numbers, by which the ‘Kafers’ can search the internet and check the detailed hadiths. In Part 1 of this article, let us investigate the reality behind the nasty Islamophobic infidel critics of Saudi Sheikh’s sodomy incident and enlighten them about Sodomy and Homosexuality in Islam.
Abu Dawud, Book 25, Hadith 3639: Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) allowed his companions to record his practices as hadiths so as to make easier to his followers to adopt his practices (Sunnah) in their day-to-day life.
Mishkat al Masabih I, p. 173: The Book of Allah and Sunnah of the Prophet is all you need. The apostle said, “I leave with you two things. If you hold fast by them both, you will never be misguided. The Quran and my Sunna”
Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 56, Hadith 667: The Prophet said, “Convey (my teachings) to the people even if it were a single sentence….”
Al Imran 3:31: “…If you love Allah, then follow me (Muhammad)…”
Al Ahzab 33:21: “Ye have indeed in the Apostle of Allah a beautiful pattern of (conduct) for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day.”
Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol 1, Book 3, Hadith 98: “…..Do not accept anything save the Hadiths of the Prophet. Circulate knowledge and teach the ignorant, for knowledge does not vanish except when it is kept secretly (to oneself).“
Authenticity of Ahadith
Ahadith (plural of hadith) were collected in abundance, and were screened to such an extent that the watered-down collections of ahadith what we have today were reduced to less than 1% of the initial collections. This was done primarily due to the lack of ‘morality’ in most of the hadiths initially collected. For example, the author of Sahih Al-Bukhari had collected over 600,000 (some other reports assert 900,000) ahadith, of which he kept only 7397 as ‘dependable’. It is a shame on our irresponsible so-called Scholars, Mullahs and Imams for not making available even this less than 1% sanitized traditions of our beloved Prophet (pbuh) to the nonbelievers. Maybe they are just obliging to the following hadith for securing their livelihood:
“Teach religion to the people according to their mental calibre” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol 1, The book of knowledge, Chapter 50, Hadith 129)
And the Quran also teaches Muslims to lie under its Al-Taqiya doctrine. (Quran: An-Nahl 16:106 & Al-Imran 3:28)
Let us forget the hypocrisy of our scholars and Imams. Here we are to convey the sacred teachings about Sodomy and Homosexuality that penetrated deeply in Islam, and will rub it on the faces of the stupid Kafers, who makes fun of our practices. I strongly ‘condemn’ the dirty criticism of the Kafers and give them the message that “Don’t talk anything against the Islamic sodomy or homosexuality from now on. Do you think you can eradicate Islam by raising the issue of sodomy in Islam? Well, Islam will not exist today without Sodomy and Homosexuality. Without Sodomy and Homosexuality, Islam will be like ‘omelet without an egg’.
Prophet Lot was sent exclusively to the land of sodomy
Islam has a long history of Sodomy and homosexuality.
There were 124,000 failed attempts of our Almighty and All-perfect Allah (saw) for bringing his creation to the righteous path, every time by sending a prophet to them in the tiny part (i.e. the Middle East) of the vast world. Amongst them, Prophet Lot was sent exclusively to the people of sodomy and homosexuality. Although the story of Prophet Lot in the Quran was copied from the Bible, it is not approved by us Muslims, as usual. The Quran contains several references to “the people of Lut”, the biblical Lot, citing the residents of Sodom and Gomorrah (ref. Quran 7:80–84, 11:77–83, 15:61-75, 21:74, 22:43, 26:165–175, 27:54–58, and 29:27–35), and their destruction by Allah was explicitly due to their their perverse sexual practices. Despite this, most Muslims commit Sodomy, Allah (swt) knows better.
There happened an interesting incident during the Prophet Lot’s time, which is recorded in the Quran. It is about the visit of two angels to Prophet Lot somewhere in the Arab land. It is to be noted that Allah condemned the Christians in the Quran for giving feminine names to his angels, and says that all of his angels are male (Quran: An-Najm 53:27). After seeing the two ‘handsome’ boys (angels), a mob of the people of Lot started chasing to sodomize them. Loot rushed at a critical moment and saved the two angels of Allah (swt) by trading her two young daughters to the mob to rape and ravishes them. Remember! Lot traded his two girls to save the two boys (angels). This incident reflects the perverted mentality of the author of our Quran towards homosexuality.
Quran: Hood 11:78, Al-Hijr 15:71: Lot offers his daughters to a mob of angel rapists.
It is recorded in the History of Al-Tabari that about four million men lived in Sodomy during the period of Allah’s another Prophet, Moses (Al-Tabari 2:124)
About four million males in Sodomy during the period of Moses? Then what would be the total population during the period of Moses in Israel?
O Muslims! Control the thing inbetween your legs
Our beloved Prophet knew the art of teaching Allah’s message in simplest form. He taught Allah’s message to us in a very simple and easily understandable language, as if he was fond of speaking such language, as he did in the following hadith:
Malik, Book 56, Hadith 56.5.11 : “…..The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Whomever Allah protects from the evil of two things will enter the Garden. They are what is between his jaws and what is between his legs, what is between his jaws and what is between his legs, what is between his jaws and what is between his legs.”
O Muslim men! Don’t sleep without undergarment while sleeping in group with men
Our Prophet (pbuh) had a very clear idea about what would happen if his Sahaba didn’t wear their underwear while sleeping in groups. So, he always advised them before hand:
Abu Dawud: Book 32:Hadith 4038 : The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) forbade ……men sleeping together without an under-garment ….”.
Abu Dawud: Book 31:Hadith 4007 : The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: A man should not look at the private parts of another man…..”.
O Muslim martyrs! Enjoy your stay in your graves along with your fellow martyr
Our prophet (pbuh) was very grateful and responsible toward his martyred Sahaba, for they sacrificed their life to make him the Sultan of Arabia. Muhammad knew that there is no such place called Paradise or virgins or young boys in therein, for which his gullible but greedy Sahaba were rushed for. So, to give them immediate pleasure – which he himself believed in – he used to bury the martyrs in pairs in graves.
Sahih Al-Bukhari: Vol 2: Book 23: Hadith 427 & 429 : The Prophet buried every two martyrs in of Uhud in one grave.
Sahih Al-Bukhari: Vol 5: Book 59: Hadith 406 : Allah’s Apostle used to shroud two martyrs of Uhud in one sheet….”.
Some of his Sahaba were hated to see their loved one is being buried with the corps of other homosexual. So, they reacted against Muhammad’s deed and buried their relatives in separate graves:
Sahih Al-Bukhari: Vol 2: Book 23: Hadith 434 & 435 : Narrated Jabir: A man was buried along with my father and I did not like it till I took him (i.e. my father) out and buried him in a separate grave.
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) slept with young men for 20 nights in his mosque
Our prophet’s house was separated by a partition wall from his Medina mosque. Although, he had a number of wives in the other side of his mosque (i.e., his house) along with similar number of servant (sex) girls, the holy prophet preferred to sleep with the young men in his mosque:
Sahih Al-Bukhari: Vol 1: Book 11: Hadith 604 & 653, Vol 8: Book 73: Hadith 37; Sahih Muslim: Book 4: Hadith 1423: We went to the Prophet and we were all young men and stayed with him for about twenty nights. ‘The prophet was very merciful!!’……”
(‘god’ alone knows how merciful that Muhammad was)
Prophet Muhammad used to sleep between two men
Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol 4:429: The Prophet said, “While I was at the House (Kaba) in a state midway between sleep and wakefulness, (an angel recognized me) as the man lying between two men…..”
(Hope our Prophet would have worn his undergarment…………., probably’!)
Allah (saw) promises Muslims with prepubescent pearl-like boys in paradise
Allah (swt) the Wise and Merciful knew the weakness (toward Sodomy & homosexuality) of His creation (especially Arab Muslims). So, he guaranteed in his Quran to grant us with prepubescent boys to fulfill our urge:
Quran, Al-Waaqia 56:17-23: Those in the Garden will be attended by immortal youths with wide, lovely eyes.
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was fond of buttocks
In his usual skill at delivering his messages in simplest form to reach his gullible followers, our holy prophet conveyed his message of how he paid attention to the buttocks of the kuffar women in this hadith:
Sahih Al-Bukhari: Vol 9: Book 88: Hadith 232 : Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established till the buttocks of the women of the tribe of Daus move while going round Dhi-al-Khalasa.” Dhi-al-Khalasa was the idol of the Daus tribe which they used to worship in the pre-Islamic period of ignorance.
(We Muslim men should be are eagerly waiting to see the shaking hot buttocks of kuffar women as the signs of the Dooms Day)
Allah to sticking flags of unbelief on kuffars’ buttocks
Allah will insert flags to the buttocks of the wrongdoers on doomsday.
Sahih Muslim: Book 19: Hadith 4309 : It is narrated on the authority of Abu Sa’id that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: On the Day of Judgment there will be a flag fixed behind the buttocks of every person guilty of the breach of faith.
Not interested in having sex with your wife for a period? Just imagine her buttock like your mother’s!
If a Muslim doesn’t like temporarily to have a sex (anal?) with one of his wives, he can take oath by saying “Your buttocks are similar to my mothers’” and stay away from her.
Abu Dawud/ Book 12/ Hadith 2207, 2212 & 2214 : Narrated Salamah ibn Sakhr al-Bayadi: I was a man who was more given than others to sexual intercourse with women. When the month of Ramadan came, I feared lest I should have intercourse with my wife, and this evil should remain with me till the morning. So I made my wife like my ‘MOTHER’S BACK’ to me till the end of Ramadan. But one night when she was waiting upon me, something of her was revealed (Quran/ Sura Al-Mujadila 58:2). Suddenly I jumped upon her. When the morning came I went to my people and informed them about this matter.
Quran verse 58:2 was revealed to allow Muslims to have sex from evening to early morning during Ramadan fasting. This shows how merciful our Allah is towards us Muslims. He even reveal a verse instantly to ease our sexual urges during the holy fasting month in Islam. My Muslim brethren should not feel bothered by bad-mouthing if the filthy Kafers about our religion. Comprehending the dept and meaning of these spiritual teachings of Islam are beyond their lowly intellect.
Umm Sulaim, the outstanding female companion of prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
I conclude this article with a shameful act of the sexually perverted Sahaba couple (Muhammad’s companions) and our beloved Prophet’s the shameless blessings to it:
Islamic scriptures never reveal the names of Muhammad’s female companions (Sahabiyaat). But there are few exceptions, because without them, it is not possible to complete those scriptures. Islamic scriptures name those consorts of our holy prophet with whom he had deepest intimacy. Umm Sulaim was one such intimate girlfriend of our noble prophet (pbuh).
Before going to that particular hadith, it will be worthwhile to know the extent of intimacy of Um Sulaim with our Prophet (pbuh). Here are some hadiths that will help us understand the level of intimacy between our Prophet and his married female Sahabi (female companion) Um Sulaim, wife of Abu Talha. Women in Islam are usually recognized by their father, husband or any of their male relatives. But Umm Sulaim’s husband and her son were recognized by herself. Here are the hadiths:
Sahi Al-Bukhari: Vol 4: Book 52: Hadith 97/ Sahi Al-Bukhari: Vol 7: Book 62: Hadith 92 : Muhammad used to visit Umm Sulaim’s house very often, apart from his jumbo harem (nine to eleven wives at a time).
(May be our wise Prophet used to send her husband Abu Talha to some warfront on Jihad during his visit to her house).
Sahi Al-Bukhari: Vol 8: Book 73: Hadith 170 & 221 : Muhammad used to compare Umm Sulaim with glass (i.e., too delicate to handle her).
Sahi Al-Bukhari: Vol 1: Book 11: Hadith 694/ Sahi Al-Bukhari: Vol 1: Book 12: Hadith 830: The Prophet used to offer night prayer in Umm Sulaim’s house!
(How many rakah he performed? Allah knows best).
Sahi Al-Bukhari: Vol 1: Book 3: Hadith 132/ Sahi Al-Bukhari: Vol 1: Book 5: Hadith 280/ Sahi Al-Bukhari: Vol 8: Book 73: Hadith 113 & 142 : Umm Sulaim clarified doubts about her wet dream (nocturnal sexual discharge) with prophet Muhammad (pbuh) without shyness.
( When everything is open, what is to kept secret?)
Sahi Al-Bukhari: Vol 8: Book 74: Hadith 298: Umm Sulaim used to collect Muhammad’s sweat, while he was sleeping at her home, and used it as perfume.
(Allah knows best, from which part of Muhammad’s body, she has collected the sweat)
After reading the above hadiths anyone can assert about the characteristics and the bondage between a married woman Sahabi Umm Sulaim and our ‘noble’ Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). (Let us not forget to say PBUH – Peace be upon him, each time).
A real challenge to us, Muslims, to emulate this practice of this Sahaba couple and fulfill our prophet’s wish
Now, we are left with a hadith describing a most shameful sexual act between our prophet’s married companion couple, Abu Talha and Umm Sulaim, which will make the entire humanity feel ashamed. The beauty of this shameful hadith is that the narrator Anas bin Malik was the son of couple committing the act. Anas bin Malik was given to Muhammad by his mother Umm Sulaim as a servant when he was ‘young boy’. This boy was taking care of ‘all’ the needs of our Prophet (pbuh).
Sahih Muslim: Book 25: Hadith 5341: Anas b. Malik reported that the son of Abu Talha had been ailing. Abu Talha set out (on a journey) and his son breathed his last (in his absence). When Abu Talha came back, he said (to his wife): What about my child? Umm Sulaim (the wife of Abu Talha) said: He is now in a more comfortable state than before. She served him the evening meal and he took it. He then came to her (and had sexual intercourse with her) and when it was all over, she said: Make arrangements for the burial of the child. When it was morning. Abu Talha came to Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) and informed him, whereupon he said: Did you spend the night with her. He said: Yes. He (the Holy Prophet) then said: O Allah, bless both of them (and as a result of blessing) she gave birth to a child……”.
It is a long hadith, and are few more hadiths on this subject. The child by name Abdullah, born to their intercourse while their dead child laying beside awaiting burial, became a Jihadi hero (martyr!!) in later days. So, my Muslim brethren! In case one of your child die, do not let the fortuitous opportunity pass by in grief. Instead, do have sex with your wife before your dead child is buried.
Abu Talha and Umm Sulaim would have been the worst example of human being on this planet to engage in sexual act near the corps of their little son awaiting burial. But the real question is: How come our holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) ask the couple whether they had intercourse in presence of the corps of their beloved child? What kind of a perverted person our holy prophet was? And do we Muslims dare to adopt this practice ourselves, which our noble Prophet (pbuh) wished us to do?
CONCLUSION: Though, it is a shameful act that the Saudi Sheikh was killed by a donkey while he allegedly attempted to sodomize it, our ‘Prophet’ Muhammad (pbuh) was no better as he used to spend his time with the married woman Umm Sulaim, especially when he had a jumbo pack of wives at home. And does he deserves to be called as a decent human being when he could ask his Sahaba couple if they had sex in front of the dead-body of their deceased child.
In this part, we have discussed about homosexuality and about few human buttocks. In Part 2 of this article, we will discuss about Muhammad’s ‘affections’ toward animals (especially the she-animals), and the domesticated animals, (i.e. women of Islam). I apologies for using this term about my Muslim sisters, but this is what what our boeloved holy prophet called them as his farewell hajj sermon.
Tabari IX:113: “Treat women well for THEY ARE LIKE DOMESTIC ANIMALS WITH YOU and they do not possess anything themselves. Allah has made the enjoyment of their bodies lawful in his Qur’an.”
Ali Muhammad Brown, the convicted sex offender charged with killing two young friends in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood on June 1st, is now suspected of fatally shooting a Skyway man about one month earlier.
by, Jennifer Sullivan | The Seattle Times | h/t Trop
Ali Muhammad Brown, the convicted sex offender charged with killing two men in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood on June 1, is now suspected of fatally shooting a Skyway man about one month earlier.
Brown, 29, is being investigated in connection with the death of Leroy Henderson in Skyway’s 12200 block of 68th Avenue South shortly after 11:45 p.m. on April 27, according to a King County sheriff’s report. Henderson, 30, was walking home from a nearby store when he was shot several times, the report said.
Detectives linked Brown to Henderson’s slaying through 9-mm bullets and casings found in and around Henderson’s body, according to the report.
Two law-enforcement sources say aggravated-murder charges will be sought against Brown for Henderson’s slaying and could be filed as early as Wednesday.
If that happens, the new murder charge would be the fourth against Brown, who is being held in New Jersey in connection with the June 25 slaying of college student Brendan Tevlin, 19. Brown was arrested last month in West Orange, N.J.
King County prosecutors have already filed two counts of aggravated first-degree murder against Brown in connection with the Leschi slayings of Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, and Ahmed Said, 27.
Police say Brown left with the two victims from RPlace, a gay Capitol Hill nightclub, and drove toward Anderson-Young’s house in Said’s Mitsubishi Galant. As they were outside Anderson-Young’s home, Brown pulled out a gun and killed the men, police said.
Mark Larson, chief of staff for King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, said they have not decided whether to pursue the death penalty in the deaths of Anderson-Young and Said.
After Brown’s arrest in New Jersey, testing done by the Newark Police Department Crime Lab determined that a 9-mm handgun found on Brown was used to kill all four victims, according to the report.
Brown, a Muslim who law-enforcement sources say claims to be a jihadi, served federal prison time for conspiracy to commit bank fraud in connection with a plot to defraud several banks.
In that case, between January 2002 and November 2004, Brown and three other men defrauded U.S. Bank, Bank of America, Key Bank, Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo and Boeing Employees Credit Union by depositing counterfeit and fake checks, then withdrawing funds before the checks were returned, according to charging documents filed in U.S. District Court.
Authorities determined that many of the men involved were supporting terrorism in Somalia.
In an unrelated case, in March 2012, Brown pleaded guilty to communication with a minor for immoral purposes and was sentenced to a year in jail.
When Brown will be returned to Seattle for prosecution remains unclear. He has pleaded not guilty to the New Jersey homicide.
Tevlin, 19, had reportedly just returned home from his first year of college at the University of Richmond in Virginia when he was found shot to death inside an SUV in the parking lot of an apartment building in West Orange, N.J.
New Jersey authorities say that Brown, Jeremy Villagran, 19, and Eric Williams, 18, had pulled up next to Tevlin at a stoplight. Brown and Villagran got out and one of them briefly spoke with Tevlin before Brown, who was standing at the passenger side, fired 10 shots — eight of which struck Tevlin, according to the website nj.com.
Brown then climbed into Tevlin’s car, moving the slain man’s body to the passenger seat, and drove to Villagran’s apartment, The Associated Press reported.
Brown has also been accused of a June 29 robbery and carjacking in the coastal town of Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.
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