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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American journalist James Foley. Photo courtesy of: Business Insider
by, Armin Rosen, Amanda Macias and Brett Logiurato | Business Insider
ISIS has tried to send a warning to the U.S. in about the most horrifying manner imaginable — by broadcasting the execution of an American citizen captured in Syria more than 600 days ago.
The video purports to show the execution of photojournalist James Foley.
The four-minute video opens with a clip of President Barack Obama authorizing U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. After this intro, a title screen appears with the words “a message to America,” followed by an American citizen they identify as James Foley saying that U.S. leaders are his “real killers.” Foley is apparently executed moments later by a man in a black robe — an apparent native English speaker who talks with a British accent — holding a knife.
Caitlin Hayden, a representative for the White House’s National Security Council, said in a statement that the U.S. intelligence community was still working to confirm the authenticity of the video.
Video courtesy of: CNN
“We have seen a video that purports to be the murder of U.S. citizen James Foley by ISIL,” Hayden said. “The intelligence community is working as quickly as possible to determine its authenticity. If genuine, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We will provide more information when it is available.”
Foley is a Global Post contributor, and the online publication spent “many, many, many hundreds of thousands of dollars” to find him during his first six months in captivity, according to a report by Boston public radio station WBUR. At that point, his family believed that Foley, who was captured in Northwest Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012, was in Syrian military detention, and being held as a prisoner of Bashar Assad’s regime.
On May 3, 2013, Global Post reported that it “believe[d] the Syrian government is holding [Foley] in a detention center near Damascus,” a determined reached after “a five-month investigation inside Syria and the wider Middle East.”
Although ISIS is an offshoot of Al Qaeda and the successor organization of Al Qaeda in Iraq, the group did not officially form until April 2013, months after Foley was captured (Jabhat al Nusra, Syria’s other major Jihadist group, wasn’t designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. until a month after Foley’s abduction). If the man in the video was Foley it remains to be seen how and whether he was transferred from possible regime custody to ISIS.
Foley had reported from a number of other conflict zones, including Afghanistan and Libya, where he was held captive by the Gaddafi regime for 44 days. Foley later published a series of reports on Global Post detailing his over one-month in various Libyan prisons.
Business Insider spoke with a family member of Foley’s on Tuesday afternoon who said, “I can’t confirm anything right now, but nowadays there is nothing that surprises me anymore.”
American journalist Clare Morgana Gillis was held captive with Foley in Tripoli. She shares this story of their time together with Syria Deeply:
We shared a cell for two and a half weeks, and every day he came up with lists for us to talk through. Top 10 movies. Favorite books. The fall of the Roman Empire and the rebirth of Western civilization. Which famous person would you most like to meet? What’s your life story? How does war change you? How can we be better people when we get out of here?
When I was in tears after a six-hour interrogation that ended at sunrise, he observed matter-of-factly, “It’s their job to break you. They did it to you today, and they’ll do it to me tomorrow. Get some sleep.”
Free James Foley, the organization established to help secure his release, is cautioning on its Facebook page to “be patient until we have more information.” Global Post, for whom Foley reported from Syria, is stressing that the video’s authenticity has not yet been verified. However, Stars and Stripes, the U.S. military affairs-focused newspaper for which Foley reported from Afghanistan, is reporting that Foley has been killed.
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ISIS Beheading American Journalist James Foley:
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Afghan Islamic Warlord, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. Leader of Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG). Photo courtesy of: AP
Although arresting violent and criminal jihadists in the US is necessary, the breweries of Islamist extremism must also be shut down.
by, Ryan Mauro | The Clarion Project
Federal authorities have arrested an Afghan named Hayatullah Dawari in Pennsylvania for allegedly lying on his citizenship application about his membership in the Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG) terrorist group. He is accused of secretly communicating with HIG operatives in Pakistan about an unspecified operation.
The U.S. government says Dawari was associated with HIG in Afghanistan and Pakistan before he became a permanent resident in November 2008. Federal prosecutors say he lied on his citizenship application last year by denying any organizational associations. Theyassert that he acknowledged his HIG membership in a phone call made shortly after he filed for citizenship.
He is accused of maintaining communication with HIG operatives in Pakistan. In January, the FBI captured a book sent to him from that country that had a hidden message glued inside. The message was written in Pashto, a language spoken primarily in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams says it was “directing some urgent action.”
Dawari appears to be part of a larger cell because he was told to distribute books to specific individuals in the U.S. Williams said a similar secret communication was in the possession of an associate of Dawari’s in Philadelphia.
Dawari’s lawyer claims he served as a doctor with the American Red Cross and cared for U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. He also claims the book was to be used to teach children at his mosque. He concedes that Dawari may have also treated terrorists while in Afghanistan but denies being a member of HIG.
HIG is an Islamist terrorist group with links to Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. The indictment states that the group’s goal is a “fundamentalist Islamic state” in Afghanistan. The group is also closely linked to the Iranian regime and reportedly purchased surface-to-air missiles from North Korea in 2005.
The Justice Department says its leader, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, “has vowed to engage in a holy war against the United States and international troops in Afghanistan.” He’s been described as the “most feared and notorious warlord” active in Afghan politics.
This is not the first time that Americans have been linked to HIG. In 2007, the Islamic American Relief Agency of Columbia, Missouri and several of its officers were indicted for funneling money to HIG. The charity sent at least $130,000 to an orphanage in Pakistan run by HIG. Four officials of the agency were sentenced.
Former U.S. Rep. Mark Deli Siljander (R-MI) was also indicted for money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice in the case. The charity paid him to fight against listing it as a suspected terrorist entity by the Senate Finance Committee. Siljander was paid $50,000 in taxpayer money fraudulently taken from the U.S. Agency for International Development by the charity.
Siljander was sentenced to one year in federal prison in 2012 after he pled guilty. He claimed he was innocent after he was released.
In 2009, seven aspiring Islamist terrorists were arrested in North Carolina as they planned to wage jihad overseas. The ringleader, Daniel Boyd, was convicted in Pakistan in 1991 of bank robbery. At that time, he belonged to HIG.
This latest case shows that Islamist extremists still see the U.S. as a potential safe haven. Dawari was confident in his security enough to come to the U.S. He became a resident in 2008 and was only arrested now. That’s about four years of a suspected terrorist living in the U.S.
The arrest of Dawari exemplifies why the Islamist extremist infrastructure in Pakistan must be dismantled.
Groups like HIG have schools, orphanages, clinics and other social service facilities operating freely. These terrorists are not technically Al-Qaeda, but the ideology they foster will continuously regenerate Al-Qaeda and like-minded jihadists.
The solution does not lie in only monitoring and arresting violent and criminal jihadists here. The breweries of Islamist extremism must be shut down.
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Remember the 5 high level Afghan Muslim Terrorists that were released in the secret exchange by Barack Hussein Obama for the American Muslim Traitor, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl?
Care to guess which terrorist organization they belonged to?
For more information on: Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG)
Mosul Dam in Northern Iraq, currently held by ISIS militants
by, Anna Coren and Chelsea J. Carter | CNN
Zahko, Iraq – U.S. warplanes carried out airstrikes in northern Iraq near ISIS-controlled Mosul Dam early Saturday morning, the Kurdish news agency Rudaw reported, citing eyewitnesses.
CNN confirmed that a U.S. and Iraqi military operation aimed at retaking the country’s largest hydroelectric dam from the so-called Islamic State was scheduled to begin early Saturday morning (Friday at 6 p.m. ET).
The operation was to begin with U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes against ISIS positions, with Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces following up on the ground.
U.S. fighter jets began carrying out the strikes early Saturday morning local time, Rudaw reported.
U.N. resolution targets ISIS
News of the airstrikes unfolded the same day the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at curbing the support — money and arms — flowing to the al Qaeda splinter group that has aided its rapid and brutal advance across Iraq.
“It has seized some of the country’s precious natural resources and taken control of critical infrastructure,” Samantha Power, the U.S. representative, said, referring to ISIS.
“Now (ISIS) has the ability to block the flow of electricity and control access to the water supplies on which people depend.”
ISIS seized control of Mosul Dam this month following fierce fighting. The dam sits on Iraq’s Tigris River about 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of the city of Mosul, which fell to the extremist group in June when it swept from Syria into Iraq.
Should the dam fail or ISIS fighters open its floodgates, massive flooding could result.
The resolution sanctioned six people, described as financiers and supporters of ISIS’ actions in Iraq and Syria, by freezing their assets and banning them from traveling.
While the resolution called for the use of economic sanctions and military force, if necessary, to ensure that ISIS militants “disarm and disband,” it stopped short of authorizing the immediate use of U.N.-sanctioned military action against ISIS.
Under the resolution, a team charged with monitoring the activities of ISIS has been ordered to investigate the extremist group’s resources, funding and recruitment and report back with recommendations to the Security Council within 90 days.
Yazidi men killed, women abducted
ISIS fighters swept into a Yazidi village in northern Iraq on Friday, killing at least 80 men and taking more than 100 women captive, officials told CNN.
The report of the brutal attack on the village of Kojo comes a day after U.S. President Barack Obama — citing the success of targeted American airstrikes — declared an end to an ISIS siege that had trapped tens of thousands of Yazidis in mountains.
Fighters with the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, attacked Kojo after surrounding it for days, a Kurdish regional government official and a Yazidi religious leader said.
The women abducted from the village were being taken to the ISIS-controlled northern cities of Mosul and Tal Afar, the official said.
CNN cannot independently confirm the killings and abductions, but the claims are similar to reports provided by survivors of ISIS attacks in Iraq.
EU considers arming Kurds
The plight of the Yazidis and the threat posed by ISIS to Iraq’s Kurdish regional government prompted the United States to conduct targeted airstrikes and humanitarian airdrops.
After an emergency meeting Friday of the European Union’s foreign ministers, the group said it welcomed U.S. action and that its member nations were responding to a call from Iraq’s Kurdish regional government for arms and ammunition.
But most world leaders and diplomats are pinning their hopes on Iraq’s prime minister-designate, Haider al-Abadi, to bring together Iraq’s ethnic and religious groups to fight a common enemy in ISIS.
Abadi was endorsed late Thursday by Prime Minister Nuri al-Malki, who gave up the fight to keep his post for a third term.
U.S. airstrikes carried out
As details of the ISIS attack on the village of Kojo emerged on Friday, the U.S. military said it carried out two airstrikes south of Sinjar.
After receiving reports from Kurdish forces that ISIS was attacking the village of Kojo, “U.S. aircraft identified and followed an (ISIS) armed vehicle to a roadside area south of Sinjar,” according to a statement released by the U.S. Central Command.
“At approximately 10:10 a.m. ET, U.S. aircraft struck and destroyed two vehicles in the area.”
The statement did not detail what type of vehicles nor did it offer any further details of the ISIS attack on the Yazidi village.
The reports of killings and abductions in Kojo follow reports last week of the ISIS attack on Sinjar, where dozens of men were reportedly killed and women and children were abducted.
The Yazidis, one of Iraq’s smallest and oldest religious minorities, are among 400,000 people that the United Nations estimates have been driven from their homes since June, when ISIS swept across the border from Syria into Iraq.
Of those displaced, more than 200,000 have poured into Iraq’s northern Dohuk province in recent weeks. Refugee camp populations have swelled since ISIS began its assault against Yazidis, Christians, Kurds and Shiites.
While airdrops and airstrikes saved those stranded from starving and provided safe passage off out of the Sinjar Mountains, the Yazidis and others are arriving by the thousands at camps in and outside Iraq.
by, Yasmine Hafiz | The Huffington Post
Iraq’s Christians have perhaps suffered more than any other group since the Islamic State formerly known as ISIS rose to power, but Christianity is in decline all over the Middle East. Just 5% of the region’s population identifies as Christian, and that figure is dropping still.
The Christian residents of Mosul, Iraq, are under blatant attack, as the Islamic State distributed flyers in July giving them three options: convert to Islam, pay a fine, or be killed. Many of their abandoned homes now say in black lettering, “Property of the Islamic State.”
Canon Andrew White, also known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” is the Chaplain of St George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad, Iraq. He estimates that his flock used to number around 6,000 people, but in the last decade over 1,200 have been killed,according to CNN’s Arwa Damon.
“One of things that really hurt was when one of the Christians came and said, ‘For the first time in 1,600 years, we had no church in Nineveh,'” he told Damon. White refuses to leave Baghdad, despite the danger, as St. George’s is Iraq’s last Anglican church.
See their conversation in the video below:
*Infographic by Alissa Scheller
by, Adam Kredo | The Washington Free Beacon
The Obama administration has lifted longtime restrictions on Libyans attending flight schools in the United States and training here in nuclear science, according to a final amendment of the ban recently approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Less than two years after the deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is poised to sign off on an amendment reversing the ban, which was enacted following a wave or terrorist attacks in 1980s and prevents Libyans from studying these sensitive trades in the United States.
The original law effectively disqualified all Libyan nationals and those “acting on behalf of Libyan entities” from training in “aviation maintenance, flight operations, or nuclear-related fields,” according to the ban.
DHS said the prohibition is irrelevant now since the United States and Libya have worked to “normalize their relationship,” according to the directive approved by the OMB.
“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its regulations by rescinding the regulatory provisions promulgated in 1983 that terminated the nonimmigrant status and barred the granting of certain immigration benefits to Libyan nationals and foreign nationals acting on behalf of Libyan entities who are engaging in or seeking to obtain studies or training in,” the amendment states.
“The United States Government and the Government of Libya have normalized their relationship and most of the restrictions and sanctions imposed by the United States and the United Nations toward Libya have been lifted,” it says. “Therefore, DHS, after consultation with the Department of State and the Department of Defense, is considering rescinding the restrictions that deny nonimmigrant status and benefits to a specific group of Libyan nationals.”
DHS spokesman S.Y. Lee told the Free Beacon that the Obama administration is reviewing its policies towards Libya “to see how they might be updated to better align with U.S. interests” in light of its revolution.”
“As part of this effort, the Departments of State and Defense requested the Department of Homeland Security consider revising regulations dating from 1983 to permit Libyan nationals, and other foreign nationals acting on behalf of Libyan entities, to engage in studies or training in aviation maintenance, flight operations and/or nuclear-related fields,” Lee said.
Efforts to reverse the ban would help Libyans sustain and operate their war fleets, Lee explained.
“This would permit the educational exchange of information with Libyan nationals so they can reconstitute, operate and sustain their fleet to address threats posed by extremist groups seeking to derail the democratic transition,” Lee said. “As is the case with students from all countries, Libyan students interested in pursuing these studies would be subject to robust and thorough security threat assessments and vetting procedures, separate from this proposed regulatory change and consistent with our mission to protect national security and public safety.”
Members of the House Judiciary Committee expressed outrage on Monday about the rollback in the law, maintaining that Libyans continue to pose a security risk to the United States, particularly if they are given access to train in the aviation and nuclear fields.
The terror threat continues and numerous news reports document recent terror-related activities coming from Libya,” the Judiciary Committee said in a statement. “Recently, the employees at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli were evacuated due to violence between rival militias near the facility.”
“Since then, many foreign governments have closed their embassies in Libya and evacuated staff as the violence has spread throughout the country,” thestatement said.
DHS officials had promised lawmakers in April that it would provide key documents necessary for Congress to perform its legal oversight on the proposal to overturn the ban. However, DHS never turned these documents over, according to the Judiciary Committee.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.), the committee’s chairman, accused DHS of stonewalling and lashed out at the administration for “turning a blind eye to real terrorist threats that exist in Libya today.”
“The House Judiciary Committee has repeatedly sought information about the Administration’s policy reversal but political appointees at the Department of Homeland Security have stonewalled the Committee’s requests and have not articulated why it is in Americans’ best interests to change policy,” Goodlatte said in a statement.
“Given the ongoing volatility in Libya, it is unconscionable and completely irresponsible that the Administration plans to lift a longstanding policy that protects Americans and our national security from threats in the region,” he said.
Goodlatte further criticized the White House for “carelessly forging ahead with its plan to allow Libyan pilots and nuclear scientists to study in the United States,” particularly in light of the ongoing unrest and terrorist threat in Libya.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.), chair of the House subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman, also slammed the administration’s decision to reverse the ban.
“The burden of proof for advocating a change in the status quo lies with the Administration. Is post-revolutionary Libya secure enough to change the rules? Why now?” Gowdy said in a statement. “What evidence does the Administration have to assert the relationship between Libya and the US has indeed normalized?”
“It is extremely concerning that DHS is moving forward with these plans, but has not provided information on the policy change despite repeated requests from Members,” Gowdy said.
by, Vice News
The Islamic State, a hardline Sunni jihadist group which formerly had ties to al Qaeda, is now in control of a large swath of territory in Iraq and Syria. The group, which adheres to the strictest form of Sharia law, is determined to establish a caliphate that stretches across the Middle East and into the rest of the Muslim world.
As the Islamic State continues its violent expansion in Syria and Iraq, it is also working to win the hearts and minds of new recruits and potential new members in areas it controls.
In Part 2 of VICE News’ exclusive look at the emergence of the Islamic State, filmmaker Medyan Dairieh meets an Islamic State member from Belgium who works to indoctrinate some of the youngest members of the group. He also gains further insight into the minds of Islamic State fighters as they host celebrations and military parades featuring American tanks and APCs seized from the Iraqi army.
The Islamic State: Grooming Children for Jihad (II of V)
Part I of V here…
Iraq’s human rights minister, Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, claims there is undeniable evidence that Islamic gangs have executed at least 500 Yazidis and 300 women were taken as sex-slaves
by, Jason Beattie | Mirror
Petrified women and children were buried alive in a mass slaughter by Islamic State extremists, it was claimed yesterday.
An estimated 500 Yazidis were murdered in the atrocity in Iraq, according to the country’s human rights minister. He also said around 300 girls and women have been kidnapped as slaves by the terror group.
The outrages have piled pressure on the West to step up its actions against the jihadists who have besieged around 150,000 Yazidis in the Sinjar region of the country.
Desperate families on foot continued to flee for their lives at the weekend. Children and stricken adults were carried during the exodus in the searing heat.
The human rights minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani said there was “striking evidence” – including photos – showing “indisputably that the gangs of the Islamic States have executed at least 500 Yazidis after seizing Sinjar”.
He added: “Some of the victims, including women and children, were buried alive in scattered mass graves in and around Sinjar.
Video courtesy of: WochitGeneralNews
“In some of the images we have obtained there are lines of dead Yazidis who have been shot in the head while the Islamic State fighters cheer and wave their weapons over the corpses. This is a vicious atrocity.”
He added: “We spoke to some of the Yazidis who fled from Sinjar. We have dozens of accounts and witness testimonies describing painful scenes of how Islamic State fighters arrived and took girls from their families by force to use them as slaves.
“The terrorist Islamic State has also taken at least 300 Yazidi women as slaves and locked some of them inside a police station in Sinjar and transferred others to the town of Tal Afar. We are afraid they will take them outside the country.”
US forces yesterday unleashed a fresh wave of airstrikes against the extremists – also known as ISIS – near Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region.
The bombings, launched by drones and fighter jets, were aimed at protecting Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers trying to hold off the advance of the Islamist militants whose self-proclaimed caliphate stretches across a large swathe of Iraq.
US military commanders said the strikes destroyed armoured vehicles “indiscriminately” firing at Yazidis trapped on Mount Sinjar.
Britain has stepped up its humanitarian effort, dropping fresh supplies to the thousands in the mountains. UK officials believe up to 150,000 people could be stranded, with many of them facing starvation and dehydration.
But many have urged Britain to do much more. Lord Dannatt, the former head of the British Army, slammed David Cameron for going on holiday, adding that Parliament should be recalled so that further action could be authorised.
Lord Dannatt said: “From today the British should be joining the air strikes against Islamic State forces as they press towards Erbil.
Today’s Iraqi operation takes place under a very different set of circumstances to the one proposed last August to bomb Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons capability. In the face of a crisis of this scale, with the potential for so much human misery, this is not the moment for decision-makers to be on holiday.
“Parliament needs to be recalled and the West needs to face up to its responsibilities. We must make sure that we do not come out of this wringing our hands at another genocide and saying ‘next time, we must do better’. We are being put to the test, and history will be our judge.”
The demand to recall Parliament was echoed by Labour MP Mike Gapes. He said: “I hope we can then, with Opposition support, achieve a massive vote for UK military intervention alongside our US and NATO partners to defend and protect our democratic and secular Kurdish friends and to stop the genocide of Christians, Yazidis and other minorities by ISIS in Iraq and Syria.”
Downing Street has not ruled out supporting the US military offensive if there was a risk of genocide. But experts said Britain had little to offer beyond special forces and intelligence gathering.
A Whitehall insider said: “We have no aircraft carrier and no aircraft to put on a carrier.” Senior Government officials yesterday held a meeting of the emergency Cobra committee to discuss the situation at which it was agreed to send
humanitarian advisers to the Erbil region.
The first UK aid drop took place on Saturday night with the RAF sending in 1,200 water containers and 240 solar lanterns which can be used to recharge mobile phones.
A No10 spokesman said: “We are working to step up these deliveries in the coming days.
“Meanwhile, we continue to engage with the US, Kurds, Turks and other international partners on how to get those trapped on the mountain to safety.” He added: “The humanitarian situation remains deeply worrying and consequently this continues to be our priority.”
It has been reported that 30,000 of the Yazidis may have escaped to Syria and then been escorted back into Iraqi Kurdistan by the Kurdish forces.
Peshmerga fighters have retaken two villages from the militants, according to a Kurdish military official. These reported triumphs in Makhmour and al-Gweir would be the first victories by the Kurdish troops against the extremists.
The president of Kurdish Iraq, Massoud Barzani, has called on the international community to send weapons to fight the militants.
The Iraqi government in Baghdad warned that the atrocities could not be stopped unless the world confronted the Islamic State threat.
Barack Obama said at the weekend the US air strikes could continue for months.
Mr Obama added it would take more than bombs to restore stability, and criticised Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s Shia-led government for failing to share power with Iraq’s Sunni minority.
The US has removed some staff from its embassy in Baghdad and its consulate in Erbil, the State Department said yesterday.
The Yazidis are a sect of around 700,000 people in northern Iraq whose religion has taken elements from various faiths.
Leaders of the Islamic State have accused the Yazidis of being devil worshippers, and have ordered them to convert to Islam or face death.
by, Michael Carl | World Net Daily (WND)
Christians under attack by Muslims terrorists in Nigeria are being warned to defend themselves, because the government won’t do it.
“Fight them,” said Rachel Ehrenfeld, director of the American Center for Democracy and the Economic Warfare Institute.
“Unless the non-Muslims in Africa fight the jihadists, they’ll become refugees, enslaved or killed,” she said.
Her comments came just as Christians in the northern Nigeria town of Gwoza were attacked by the jihadist group Boko Haram, killing 100 people and burning several buildings.
Ehrenfeld said Christians “have to be able to fend for themselves, because they can’t rely on the government.”
A former military intelligence officer who served with the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, Paul Hair, agrees.
Hair told WND Nigerian Christians might have to adopt the tactics of Christians and other non-Muslims in the Central African Republic.
“They might have to fight back brutally with whatever weapons they have. They’re going to need a high desire to achieve complete victory,” he said.
“What else can the Nigerian Christians do if they don’t want to be wiped out? If the government can’t help them, and it’s increasingly questionable if it can, then what use is appealing to it? The U.S. is heavily involved in Nigeria, but the Nigerian Christians shouldn’t expect help from the United States,” Hair said.
He said the American government is allowing its dislike of the Nigerian government’s social policies to interfere with helping counter jihad.
“The heavy U.S. involvement is complicated, and there are certain things the U.S. government doesn’t like about the Nigerian government that is partially hindering whatever working relationship the two governments have. Furthermore, the current U.S. leadership has bizarre priorities in Nigeria, like [Secretary of State John] Kerry’s concerns over Nigeria’s ban on same-sex marriage,” Hair said.
Boko Haram: Terror, Blood & Death
WND reported last week the Obama administration was withholding intelligence from the Nigerian government because of a policy difference over same-sex marriage.
Hair noted to WND there are Christian communities that have faith-based objections to arms while Muslims do not.
“There also isn’t an international community of Christians that are going to help the Nigerian Christians with fighting. When Muslim or Arab communities around the world want to fight, there are no shortages of wealthy groups, not to mention national governments, who will help them in some sort of military capacity if the circumstances are right,” he said.
“That doesn’t exist for Christians anywhere in the world. At most, the international Christian community can offer aid and pleas to governments. Other than that, they can do nothing,” Hair said.
He did note evidence Nigerians are working together for security through a Civilian Joint Task Force. A report in May said organized villagers fought off a Boko Haram attack.
International Christian Concern Africa said Boko Haram previously targeted Christians in Gwoza.
A spokesman said the situation for Christians in northern Nigeria continues to deteriorate as Boko Haram is “now carrying out a mass-land grab for radical Islam.”
“For weeks, the insurgency has laid waste to once peaceful villages, destroyed bridges and erected toll booths for terrorism, and not just in Nigeria.”
Hussein Solomon, senior professor in the Department of Political Studies and Governance at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, said the Nigerian military isn’t trained to defend the nation.
“African militaries are not trained to keep citizens safe but to keep regime elites safe from the citizens. They are not soldiers but thugs meant to keep unarmed civilians in line. When having to deal with the likes of Boko Haram, they crumble,” Solomon said.