by, Premium Times | h/t Halal Pork Shop
“The accused called the girl to a corner inside the mosque, removed her pants, used his hand to cover her mouth and raped her.”
An Abule Egba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday remanded a 35-year-old Islamic scholar, also called alfa, Muideen Bilau, at Kirikiri Minimum Prisons for allegedly defiling a minor inside a mosque.
The Magistrate, Tajudeen Elias, who gave the order, adjourned the case to April 22 for the bail application of the accused.
The accused, who lives at 10, Folarinwa St., Egan, Lagos, pleaded not guilty to the twin- charge of sexual assault by penetration and engaging in sexual activity without consent.
The prosecutor, Racheal Williams had told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 7 at a mosque at 59, Obajimi St., Egan, Lagos.
According to her, the accused went to the mosque to pray where he saw a three-year-old girl, who came in company of her mother for prayers.
“The accused called the girl to a corner inside the mosque, removed her pants, used his hand to cover her mouth and raped her.
“The girl ran to her mother and told her … she saw some semen on her body.
“The accused was immediately apprehended,’’ Ms. Williams, a police inspector, said.
The offence, she noted, contravened Sections 259 and 263(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
by, The Nation | h/t Halal Pork Shop
GUJRANWALA, Pakistan: Girl molested in mosque: Another seven-year-old girl was raped by a man in mosque here on Saturday. According to police, seven-year-old girl (identity), daughter of Wajid Ali, a resident of Madina Colony Baghbanpura, went to a shop to buy some sweets. Meanwhile, a man identified as Afzal took the girl to a nearby mosque where he raped her. After the assault, the accused thrashed the girl and succeeded in fleeing the scene. The victim is being treated in hospital while police have registered a case.
source(‘s): http://www.nation.com.pk/national/13-Apr-2014/woman-butchered-over-petty-row (Third Paragraph of Article)
by, Monitoring Desk | The Nation | h/t Halal Pork Shop
BADIN, Pakistan – A local mosque’s imam reportedly killed a 12-year-old girl student after gang-raping her along with three other accomplices, reported a private TV channel on Saturday.
As per details, a 12-year-old girl student attended seminary for religious education when Maulvi Ghulam Murtaza stopped her while sending other students home after dismissing class. Reportedly, Imam then called three other men of the village and they gang-raped the girl at one of the seminary rooms in the mosque.
The gang then strangled the girl reportedly in an apparent attempt to cover their wrongdoing. The family reached the mosque to rescue the girl as they got the information but it was too late. Doctors confirmed she was killed after violent sexual assault.
Following doctor’s confirmation, police arrested the cleric and registered an FIR. However, the other three men were at large.
In another incident in Shujahabad, a traffic warden, Akhtar, allegedly raped a 22-year-old girl after tricking her into a promise of marriage. Civil hospital’s medical report confirmed it was sexual assault. Police registered the case but the accused remains at large.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Syracuse NY. Mirza Tihic, at top, and Abdulilah Al-Dubai work on the flag pole out front. An Islamic group is turning the church into a mosque. (Mike Greenlar | email@example.com)Photo courtesy of: Syracuse.com
by, Marnie Eisenstadt | Syracuse.com
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board is expected to vote Thursday morning on whether an Islamic group can cut the crosses off the steeples of a former Catholic Church.
The North Side Learning Center bought the former Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Syracuse’s North Side and is turning it into a mosque. But it can’t do that if it is not allowed to remove the crosses, said Yusuf Soule, director of the North Side Learning Center.
Islam does not allow the worship of idols or symbols, Soule said.
The city’s preservation board has to approve the cross removal, along with a fence the group wants to install, because the building is a protected historic site.
Some former church parishioners aren’t happy with the plans to remove the crosses, which were installed when the church was built more than 100 years ago by German immigrants. The church has been closed for four years.
The North Side Learning Center bought the former Holy Trinity Church at 501 Park St. in December. The nonprofit, all-volunteer organization, which provides literacy education for adults and children, paid $150,000 for the church campus, which also includes a rectory and school.
It will rent the church to a group that’s creating the mosque, but many of the main players are the same. Soule, a Muslim, has been the public point-person for the mosque effort. He estimated the mosque will be used by about 5,000 people.
The North Side Learning Center also will move from its current, rented home on North McBride Street, to the school building on the Trinity campus.
About a dozen people have sent letters to the preservation board, expressing concern about the plan. There is also a petition on Change.org to stop the crosses from being removed that has more than 200 signatures.
Anne Angiolillo, who raised her 10 children at Holy Trinity and still lives nearby, said she is happy the church will again be used as a house of worship, but she can’t stomach having the crosses removed.
“The crosses are an integral part of the building,” Angiolillo said.
If the group’s application to remove the crosses isn’t approved, it can appeal to the city Planning Commission.
The preservation board meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. in the Common Council Chambers at city hall.
Pseudo-Christians, deceivers and false-teachers…
Rev. Deborah Lindsay has become an interfaith video star, but her chief outreach partner is a Muslim Brotherhood-tied mosque.
by, Ryan Mauro | The Clarion Project
Reverend Deborah Lindsay, Minister of Spiritual Care at First Community Church in Ohio, is a YouTube viral video star because of her call on Christians to avoid anti-Muslim sentiment. Unfortunately, her chief outreach partner is a Muslim Brotherhood-tied mosque named the Noor Islamic Cultural Center.
A video of her sermon, uploaded in September 2010, has been viewed over one million times. Her outreach to Muslims was also the subject of an article in the Columbus Dispatch. In it, she is quoted as comparing jihad to Lent.
“When we think jihad, we think holy war. And that may be what it means to fanatics and terrorists, but what the vast majority of Muslims understand jihad to be is ‘struggling in the way of God…The way of God being goodness, justice, mercy and compassion. It is a personal, spiritual endeavor,” she said.
An example of jihad, she says, would be making friends or being appreciative of what you have.
That type of misunderstanding is promoted by the MyJihadcampaign led by a chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity whose leadership has privately discussed how to use deceptive semantics. The campaigndistracts from examination of the Islamist ideology by redefiningjihad so vaguely that it becomes a meaningless term.
The audience, especially non-Muslims like Rev. Lindsay, is led to believe that this vague “spiritual” struggle is an alternative interpretation of jihad. Actually, these interpretations are complimentary and are not in competition.
Look at the official ruling of the Reliance of the Traveler, an authoritative book on Sharia endorsed by Al-Azhar University, the highest school of Sunni learning. Section o.9.0 states:
“Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion. And it is the lesser jihad. As for the greater jihad, it is spiritual warfare against the lower self (nafs), which is why the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said he was returning from jihad.”
The dual nature of jihad is best exemplified by the fact that theMyJihad website hosted a videotaped sermon from Imam Zaid Shakir about jihad and terrorism. Shakir justified Hezbollah’s bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon, saying it did not qualify as an act of terrorism.
Shakir, co-founder and senior faculty member of Zaytuna College, has his own record of extremism and approval of violent jihad. TheMyJihad campaign’s own sources acknowledge the two forms of jihadbut the campaign only talks about the spiritual form, giving the false impression that a new, replacement interpretation is being offered.
While it is true that most Muslims do not favor waging the subversive and often violent “lesser” jihad, we must be aware of the tricks played by those who do.
In her sermon, Rev. Lindsay praises the Islamic Circle of North America as a moderate organization that is spreading “peace” and “hope” by giving away tens of thousands of the copies of the Koran. She is under the impression that ICNA’s interpretation of jihad is at odds with the subversive one.
Actually, ICNA is named in a 1991 U.S. Muslim Brotherhood memo as one of “our organizations and the organizations of our friends.”
The stated goal of the network ICNA belongs to is to wage a “kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers.” The document explicitly states that the network is to “possess a mastery of the art of ‘coalitions’” and use “their hands” (those of the non-Muslim Americans) for its objectives.
ICNA is a derivative of the radical Jamaat-e-Islami group of Pakistan. It is currently pressuring the White House to defend its leaders in Bangladesh from prosecution. A senior ICNA official named Ashrafuzzaman Khan was sentenced to death in absentia for his involvement in horrific war crimes in 1971.
The Clarion Project recently published jaw-dropping excerpts from an ICNA teaching guide for members. It explicitly calls for supporting violent jihad, secret operations, resurrecting the Caliphate and implementing Sharia governance, even in the U.S.
Rev. Lindsay’s main outreach partner is the Noor Islamic Cultural Center, a radical mosque that has her as a guest speaker. If the name sounds familiar, it may be from the case of Rifqa Bary, a teenage girl who converted to Christianity from Islam and ran away from her family. Her father, who she fears may kill her for becoming an apostate, is a member of the mosque.
Noor Islamic Cultural Center founder and chairman, Dr. Hany Saqr, was identified by an Egyptian newspaper as a Muslim Brotherhood operative. A 1992 U.S. Muslim Brotherhood phone book lists him as a member. Saqr was identified as a leader of the East Region for the Brotherhood, a member of its Executive Office and a member of its Board of Directors. The phone records of Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzouk, then a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood official, show he was in communication with Saqr in 1992.
According to a court filing by Bary’s lawyer, an FBI document identified one of Sarq’s subordinates as “providing $735,000 to Hamas while under Dr. Saqr’s direction.” It also states that Saqr used to be an imam for another mosque and “the largest known Al-Qaeda cell in the U.S. since 9/11 was operating out of the mosque.”
Salah Sultan used to be the Noor Islamic Cultural Center’s scholar in residence and a religious director at a local Islamic elementary school named the Sunrise Academy. Unfortunately for Sultan, counter-terrorism expert Patrick Poole lived only about a mile away and turned Salah into a stunning example of Islamist operations inside the U.S.
When Poole first brought attention to Sultan’s extremism, the Noor Islamic Cultural Center’s media and the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio slandered Poole, with one columnist calling him a “Muslim basher.” The documentation about Sultan was firm then and is overwhelming now.
There are photos of him with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal and Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. He is on the board of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, led by the terrorism-linkedSheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi who is the spiritual leader of the Brotherhood and Hamas. In Egypt, Sultan frequently appeared alongside Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood when he was running for president.
At one Morsi rally, Sultan referenced the Islamic hadith that appears in the Hamas charter that reads, “The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!”
Sultan has urged the murdering of the Israeli ambassador to Egypt. In one television appearance, he endorsed a Brotherhood fatwa that says “every Zionist who enters Egypt—tourist or not—should be killed.” At one event, he led a crowd in chanting, “To Jerusalem, we are going as martyrs in millions.”
He was scheduled to lead a hajj to Mecca in 2002 with Anwar al-Awlaki, who would soon become a senior Al-Qaeda operative and a Hamas-linked cleric named Imam Muhammad al-Hanooti. When Osama Bin Laden was killed, Sultan praised him because he “had raised the banner of jihad for the sake of Allah and had served a lofty goal” and American “terrorism” is worse than his.
Sultan preaches that 9/11 was a U.S. government conspiracy to oppress Muslims. The attacks on Christians in Egypt are covert “acts of Jews,” according to Sultan, as was the assassination of President Kennedy. He supports democratic participation by Muslims in the U.S., but only in order to move the country towards the standards ofSharia.
The aforementioned court filing also alleges that the Noor Center has extremist speakers like Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Muzammil Siddiqi, Raeed Tayeh, Eric Erfan Vickers, Shaker ElSayed, Wagdi Ghoneim and a preacher linked to efforts by Al-Shabaab, Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia, to recruit Somali youth. In 2013, two mosque members were indicted for money-laundering.
This mistaken embrace of Islamists is part of a broader issue. Rev. Lindsay’s church is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Both are members of the Shoulder-to-Shoulder Coalition, an interfaith bloc allied with theIslamic Society of North America, another U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity. The coalition is deployed by American Islamists when they came under criticism.
The two groups cited by Rev. Lindsay, ICNA and the Noor Islamic Cultural Center, do believe in the non-threatening “greater” spiritual jihad—but that’s not the whole story. They also advocate the “lesser” subversive and violent jihad. They are just intelligent enough to know which one is better to magnify publicly.
Rev. Deborah Lindsay did not respond to my email with information about the Noor Islamic Cultural Center.
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‘..Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?..’ 2 Corinthians 6:14
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
The CAIR terrorist organization in America is fighting to halt the showing of the new documentary entitled ‘Honor Diaries.’ This film takes an inside look at the violence that Muslim girls and women experience within the Islamic “religion.” The documentary features several female Muslim human rights activists from around the world, that are working together to combat honor killing, female genital mutilation (fgm), forced marriage, violence against women and so much more..
CAIR is attempting to hide these realities by silencing the voices of these women, through a campaign of terror and intimidation.
Clean-up on aisle 6. Photo courtesy of: Khaama Press
‘..Muzzie go boom..’
by, Ghanizada | Khaama Press | h/t Trop
GHAZNI, Afghanistan: At least seven militants were killed while making improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.
The interior ministry following a statement said the incident took place inside a mosque in Deh Yak district on Saturday.
The statement by interior ministry further added that the explosion left seven militants dead and there were no other casualties.
Interior ministry condemned the anti-government militant groups for using religious places for conducting terrorist activities and said such activities show that the militant groups are acting against the principles of Islam.
The anti-government militant groups including the Taliban militants frequently use improvised explosive device (IED) as the weapon of their choice to target Afghan and coalition security forces, however innocent civilians are mostly targeted in such attacks.
The United Nations in its latest report earlier last month also said that the improvised explosive device (IEDs) planted by anti-government armed militant groups, were the major contributor to civilian casualties in Afghanistan.
UN in its report said the anti-government armed militant groups were responsible for 34 percent of all civilian casualties which were caused due to improvised explosive device (IEDs).
A Catholic church on Syracuse’s North Side has been sold. It will be a place of worship, but the new owners are petitioning to take crosses off the building. Photo courtesy of: CNY Central
by, Laura Hand | CNY Central | h/t Trop
SYRACUSE, New York: Syracuse’s Holy Trinity has a new owner, and some major changes are coming for the former Roman Catholic church.
As we first reported on Monday, the church, rectory and its old school, currently used for refugee and immigration programs, have been sold to the North Side Learning Center, a North McBride Street-based all-volunteer organization founded in 2009.
Dr. Yusuf Soule, who heads up North Side Learning Center, confirms that his not for profit program has bought the campus and will lease the former church to a new Islamic society, which will name it ‘Mosque of Jesus the Son of Mary’ (Masjit Isa Ibn Maryam). The group is already working in the sanctuary, which Soule says has leaks in the walls and flooring after being vacant almost four years. Pews and benches, as well as the Christian symbols inside, have already been removed.
North Side Learning has filed with the Landmark Preservation Board to remove the crosses from the steeples and grounds. The reason, in the petitions, “Due to new usage of the church as a place of worship for other religious group than used previously, where crosses on the building are not in line with the worshipping practices.”
The petition also requests permission to to put a 6-foot chain link fence around the property ‘to increase security.’ Soule says the group’s current offices on North McBride at Butternut have seen several car break ins, and there are concerns.
Holy Trinity, on Syrause’s Park Street, was closed by the diocese in 2010 and the parish was merged with St. John the Baptist. Parishoners fought against plans to sell stained glass windows and the building’s hand-crafted interiors. In 2012, the Landmark Preservation Board denied the request to remove the windows.
The petition for the cross removal and the fence installation is before the Landmark Preservation Board at its April session. The North Side Learning Center and the new mosque hope to be ready to open, the end of June.
Mechet Husseina Mosque
by, Janet Levy | American Thinker | h/t Islam Exposed (orig. 12 August 2012)
The marked proliferation of mosques in the U.S. since 9/11 should raise a red flag for Americans. Recent controversies surrounding mega-mosque construction projects countrywide — many in locations with almost no Muslims to speak of — have grave implications for the future of these targeted communities and areas beyond.
Accelerated mosque-building — in Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Ground Zero, New York; and Santa Clara and Temecula, California, to name a few — carries significance beyond the mere construction of a collection of Muslim houses of worship. It represents yet another orchestrated effort to oust traditional American values and replace them with Islamic practices, laws, and beliefs.
Although most U.S. mosques heretofore have been built without resistance, the newly attendant controversies present speciously polarized views between, on the one hand, ostensibly welcoming, tolerant, multi-culti progressives who deny any possible radical agenda despite substantial evidence to the contrary in existing mosques and, on the other hand, so-called fearful, Islamophobic, ignorant bigots unwilling to embrace diversity. Mainstream media’s predominant point of view is that any opposition to mosque-building represents a blatant unwillingness to integrate Muslims into American communities. This view disallows the possibility that such objections represent appropriate, reasoned responses to an attempt to destroy America from within and supplant its culture with a supremacist, totalitarian, and misogynistic ideology.
Islamic terrorism expert Steven Emerson, executive director of the Investigative Project for Terrorism, attributes the spate of mosque-building and land acquisition to the Muslim American Society (MAS), an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. Emerson contends that the MAS has been actively buying up property and establishing mosques to control the appointment of imams who “distribute the message they believe is necessary to spread Islam around the world.”
It should be noted that a mosque is totally unlike a church or a synagogue, entities that serve their communities under the law of the land and are both empowered and restrained under the First Amendment of the Constitution. Under the Establishment Clause of that amendment, the government is prohibited from establishing a state religion or conferring preferential treatment on one religion over another. Although the government may not interfere with religious beliefs and opinions, the proscription of religious practices is permissible, as in the examples of polygamy and human sacrifice.
In the U.S. and in other Western countries, Christians and Jews freely and critically choose their brand of theology from a multitude of ecclesiastic offerings and determine their individual levels of religious observance or none at all. The exercise of faith and the observance of faith-related practices occur across a broad spectrum of individual behaviors based solely on personal choice.
In Muslim countries, no separation exists between mosque and state. Islamic doctrine or sharia controls all aspects of a person’s existence, from the correct way to use the toilet to permissible forms of lying, or taquiya. For Muslims, Mohammed is the perfect man, whose every example must be emulated, even though by Western Judeo-Christian standards he was a mass murderer, pedophile, rapist, torturer, and looter. Furthermore, Islamic doctrine is immutable, and any criticism of the traditions and practices of Mohammed is considered apostasy, which is punishable by death.
No free individual will exists or is allowed when it comes to practices and observances. Sharia must be strictly followed. A mosque is a symbol of this ultimate authority and serves the function of organizing every aspect of life in a Muslim community.
Mosques are modeled after the first mosque established by Mohammed in Medina, which was a seat of government, a command center, a court, a school, and a military training center and depot for arms. Mosque leaders today issue religious decrees, enforce Islamic doctrine, monitor conduct, provide training, punish transgressions, and command actions, including the requirement to conduct jihad.
In the “Explanatory Memorandum On the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America,” published in 1991 and discovered in a 2004 FBI raid of a house in Northern Virginia, the Muslim Brotherhood explains historical stages of Islamic activism for “civilizational jihad.” This usurpation of American Judeo-Christian and Western liberal social, political, and religious values by Islam was defined in the document which gave the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in America as “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of believers so that it is eliminated and G-d’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
The Explanatory Memorandum goes on to describe the role of the mosque or Islamic center as being identical to the Medina mosque constructed by Mohammed, with its status as a military base and a provider of jihadist training. In essence, the mosque or Islamic center building operates in the service of establishing an authoritative physical presence for a strategic base of operations. Rather than the benign construction of a house of worship, the building of a mosque represents one in a series of beachheads in the interconnected network of bases to teach the skills of jihad, advance Islam, and impose sharia in due time.
The radical nature of U.S. mosques was confirmed in 2005 by a study conducted by Freedom House, “Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology Invade American Mosques,” in which it was determined that 80% of American mosques encouraged Muslims to work for the establishment of the Islamic state and espoused hatred and intolerance toward non-Muslims.
Beyond the Freedom House study and further bolstering the contention that the mosque is an institution of concern for Americans is the incidence and prevalence of mosques that have harbored and trained terrorists as well as raised money for terrorist activities. One such example, the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in northern Virginia, is referred to as a “terror mill” and front for Hamas operatives. The fact that it has been investigated for its financing and aid of terrorists is not an unusual profile of activities for U.S. mosques. Established in 1982 with Saudi funding, the Dar al-Hijrah mosque is one of the largest and most influential mosques in the country. Its leaders have routinely given militant sermons condoning the use of violence and criticized U.S. counterterrorism efforts.
Imams preaching at the mosque have included Mohammed al-Hanooti, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombings, and Anwar Awlaki, a senior al-Qaeda operative who was linked to three 9/11 hijackers, the Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hassan, and the Underwear Bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. The mosque has hosted Muslims, including Sam Al-Arian, who have been accused and convicted of supporting the terrorist group Hamas. Astonishingly, the Dar al-Hijrah mosque is still in operation, a privilege that would unlikely be extended to a church or synagogue under similar circumstances.
According to former FBI agent and expert on Islam John Guandolo, we have over 2,000 so-called Islamic centers across the U.S. modeled after the first mosque in Medina. These Islamic centers can be likened to military command centers that imbue jihad ideology and serve as processing centers for jihadist training, Guandolo says.
In view of the stated intent and the supporting ideology of mosque-proliferation, we would be well-advised to heed the words of former Muslim and professor of sharia law Sam Solomon, who declares, “We must never forget that Islam is an all-encompassing ideological system, and as such wherever there is a Muslim community there will be sharia, and wherever there is sharia, there is Islamization of the territory and ultimately the nation.”
Rather than allowing the building of more mega-mosques in the United States, we should halt existing projects and seriously consider shutting down existing mosques to prevent the proliferation of an ideology that has publicly pledged to destroy America.
by, Vanguard | h/t Osun Defender & Trop
An 32-year-old Islamic cleric, Kazeem Jimoh, on Monday appeared before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun, charged with the alleged defilement of a 12-year-old girl.
Jimoh, whose address was not given, is facing a one-count charge of rape.
The prosecutor, Insp. Peter Molokwu, told the court that the cleric committed the offence on March 18 at 8.00 p.m. in an uncompleted building opposite Community Primary School, Iloye in Ota.
Molokwu said that the accused lured the girl into the building and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.
He said that police investigation revealed that the cleric had previously engaged in the act with the girl.
The prosecutor said that the offence committed contravened Section 218 of the Criminal Code Vol. 1 of the Revised Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The Magistrate, Mrs Titi Bello, admitted Jimoh to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She said that the sureties must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction and show evidence of tax payment to the Ogun Government.
Bello said that one of the sureties must also be an owner of a developed land, while the other should be a civil servant not below Level 14 in the employment of the Ogun government.
The case was adjourned till May 23, for mention.
by, Soeren Kern | Gatestone Institute
“[T]he agencies responsible for child-protection have almost entirely failed in their job to protect vulnerable children. From a fear of being called ‘racist,’ police forces across the country have buried the evidence…. Political correctness would be used to make sure that people did not speak about this phenomenon.” — from Easy Meat: Multiculturalism, Islam and Child Sex Slavery
“[A] 2010 document by the Rotherham Safeguarding Children Board stated that, ‘great care will be taken in drafting…this report to ensure that its findings embrace Rotherham’s qualities of diversity. It is imperative that discussions of a wider cultural phenomenon are avoided.’” — from Easy Meat: Multiculturalism, Islam and Child Sex Slavery
British authorities enforcing political correctness have allowed Muslim paedophile gangs to sexually abuse children with impunity for more than two decades, according to a comprehensive new study that examines the harrowing epidemic of child grooming in towns and cities across Britain.
The meticulously documented report, entitled, “Easy Meat: Multiculturalism, Islam and Child Sex Slavery,” shows how officials in England and Wales were aware of rampant child grooming—the process by which sexual predators befriend and build trust with children in order to prepare them for abuse—by Muslim gangs since at least 1988.
Rather than taking steps to protect British children, however, police, social workers, teachers, neighbors, politicians and the media deliberately downplayed the severity of the crimes perpetrated by the grooming gangs in order to avoid being accused of “Islamophobia” or racism.
The conspiracy of silence was not broken until November 2010, when it was leaked that police in Derbyshire had carried out an undercover investigation—dubbed Operation Retriever—and arrested 13 members of a Muslim gang for grooming up to 100 underage girls for sex.
Seven members of a child sex grooming gang in Oxford who were found guilty in 2013 (clockwise from top left): Kamar Jamil, Akhtar Dogar, Anjum Dogar, Assad Hussain, Mohammed Karrar, Bassam Karrar, and Zeeshan Ahmed. They were sentenced to a combined 95 years in prison for raping, torturing and trafficking British girls as young as 11.
Shortly thereafter, the Times of London published the results of a groundbreaking investigation into the sexual exploitation and internal trafficking of girls in the Midlands and the north of England. In January 2011, the newspaper reported that in 17 court cases since 1997 in which groups of men were prosecuted for grooming 11 to 16 year old girls, 53 of the 56 men found guilty were Asian, 50 of them Muslim, and just three were white.
In September 2012, the Times published another exposé that revealed the hidden truth about the sale and extensive use of British children for sex. The article showed that organized groups of Muslim men were able to groom, pimp and traffic girls across the country with virtual impunity. Although offenders were identified to police, they were not prosecuted. A child welfare expert interviewed by the newspaper said the government’s reluctance to tackle such street grooming networks represented “the biggest child protection scandal of our time.”
But the latest study—which avoids sensational details and confines itself to exposing where officialdom has failed—demonstrates that even the coverage in the Times has understated the scale of the problem:
“There is far more to this story than has come out so far. The population are already outraged by what they have learned in the last year or two, but know only a fraction of the scandal… This massive over-representation of Muslim men in this crime spree has been borne out by the prosecutions of the last three to four years, but it is clear that it must have been known long ago and should have been made public. Because the predators were Muslims, the agencies responsible for child-protection have almost entirely failed in their job to protect vulnerable children. From a fear of being called ‘racist,’ police forces across the country have buried the evidence.”
“On the rare occasion when the phenomenon [of child grooming] would be discussed in more than the briefest details, political activists and the authorities would come together to stop the public from knowing more. Political correctness would be used to make sure that people did not speak about this phenomenon, enabling the perpetrators free rein to sexually abuse schoolgirls for decades. Yes, decades. We know that in an age where parents are not allowed to smack their children, this sounds unbelievable.”
The report shows that even documents that supposedly address the problem of child grooming have gone out of their way to avoid discussing why some “ethnic groups” are massively over-represented as perpetrators—the study calculates that Muslims are 154 times more likely to be perpetrators of these crimes than non-Muslims—while the schoolgirl victims are overwhelmingly of a different ethnic group.
“The perpetrators have been overwhelmingly men from Muslim communities, and the victims have been overwhelmingly girls from non-Muslim communities (Sikhs, Christians and Atheists). Yet the professionals never deemed it important to declare this, or even denied the pattern existed.”
“Despite government agencies in Rotherham [a large town in South Yorkshire, England] knowing about (and privately discussing) the Muslim grooming gangs from 1996, a 2010 document by Rotherham Safeguarding Children Board stated that ‘great care will be taken in drafting…this report to ensure that its findings embrace Rotherham’s qualities of diversity. It is imperative that suggestions of a wider cultural phenomenon are avoided.’”
One of the defining features of child grooming is the ethnic/cultural homogeneity of the gang members, and the refusal of other members of their community to speak out about them or to condemn their behavior. According to the report, the gangs are often made up of brothers and members of their extended family, many from Pakistan, who take part in the grooming and/or rape of the schoolgirls.
The report states that grooming gangs target young girls, aged between 11 and 16, because the gang members want virgins and girls who are free of sexual diseases. “Most of the men buying sex with the girls have Muslim wives and they don’t want to risk infection,” the report states. “The younger you look, the more saleable you are.”
“The schoolgirls they target are overwhelmingly non-Muslim, while the gangs are overwhelmingly Muslim. The girls are often lured into the clutches of the gang using a young Muslim man who befriends/seduces the girl. None of this is accidental; here we are not talking about cross-cultural romantic relationships. What is so unusual about this disparity in ethnicity, is that mostly Muslims in Britain have little or no interaction with the indigenous population.”
The scale of the problem is truly horrifying. According to Parents against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE), a national charity focused on working with the victims of child grooming and their families, at least 10,000 British children are in the clutches of the gangs at any one time, and at least 1,000 new girls are being groomed by gangs each year.
But this is “just the tip of the iceberg,” according to a document published by the House of Commons, which estimates that at least 20,000 British children are at risk of sexual exploitation by grooming gangs.
Meanwhile, prosecutions are few and far between. The report calculates that for every man convicted of such crimes, there are between two to ten other men who were directly implicated, but for whom there was insufficient evidence to secure a conviction. “If this is true,” the authors write, “it means that with this crime there are very many perpetrators getting away with it.”
Finally, the authors of the report examine the links between Islamic culture and doctrine and the crime of child grooming. They note:
“There is not one case where it was non-Muslim men grooming Muslim girls, and that despite the fact that 95% of the men in Britain are not Muslims…There is no evidence at all that non-Muslim men are grooming Muslim children, but ample evidence that Muslim men are directing their grooming at non-Muslim schoolgirls.”
At the same time, “the notion that Islam could be the basis for this criminality is always ruled out of the question, with no investigation of Islamic theology, the history of Islam, or the rulings of Sharia law.”
The authors then provide a thorough examination of Islamic sacred texts (pp. 222-268) and conclude, among other observations:
1) “The laws in various Islamic states show that they think that Aisha [who was married to Mohammad at the age of six] was under 10 when Mohammed had sex with her. And to Muslims, Mohammed is regarded as the perfect man; it is part of their religion that they should emulate his behavior.”
2) “Muslim men are taught in mosques that women are second-class citizens, little more than chattels or possessions over whom they have absolute authority.”
3) “The Koran makes a distinction between legal wives and slaves, and instructs Muslim men that they can have sex with either their wives or their slaves.”
4) “Not only are Muslim men permitted legally and morally to rape their slaves, but they are also forgiven if they turn a slave girl into a prostitute.”
5) “There are also features of Islam which are supremacist and which look with contempt at non-Muslims.”
6) “The Hadiths also permit Muslims to rape women who are captured after a battle (whereupon they become the property of Muslims, that is, they become slaves).”
At the same time, British judges are increasingly using Islamic Sharia law to justify light sentences for Muslims who rape underage girls:
“As late as May 2013, the media were reporting that a Muslim man in Nottingham who had ‘raped’ an underage girl, was spared a prison term after the judge heard that the naïve 18-year-old attended an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless. Rashid told psychologists he had no idea that having sex with a willing 13-year-old was against the law; besides, his education had taught him to believe that ‘women are no more worthy than a lollipop that has been dropped on the ground.’”
The report is emphatic in blaming the doctrine of multiculturalism for Britain’s lack of resolve in confronting the grooming gangs:
“Multiculturalism is a fundamentally incoherent doctrine, invented to conceal the serious conflicts which have arisen when peoples from vastly different cultures, with different values, are forced to live together.”
“Political correctness and the doctrine of multiculturalism meant that the professionals whose job it was to help the vulnerable were consciously commanding that these diverse cultural values could not be discussed.”
“Multiculturalism came about in order to deny that there is any significance to cultures having different values and to conceal that there will be conflict when these incompatible values come together. Political correctness is the means by which such denial is enforced.”
“Those who propound and defend multiculturalism say that people from different cultural backgrounds have different values, and that we must all accept these values as being of equal validity. But when it comes to examining what those different values are, multiculturalists suddenly lose interest in the details of these differences and lose interest in the consequences that follow from these different values. Yet we have seen, that even those Muslims who are classified as liberal or moderate have views which would be considered extreme if those views were espoused by a non-Muslim in Britain. Are we really surprised that conflicts and problems arise when communities with different values are living side-by-side? These conflicts are just concealed by the advocates of multiculturalism. Proponents of multiculturalism dare not examine the views of Islamic fundamentalists, that (significant) minority of Muslims in Britain who want Sharia law.”
“Multiculturalists think that Muslims will embrace multiculturalism; yet Islam was established 1,300 years ago to destroy multiculturalism.”
“Islamic society is a totalitarian society, all other values are to be subordinated to Islamic values. But if anyone in Britain dares to criticize Islam, they will be denounced and told they live in a multicultural society, and must accept these totalitarian values.”
The report concludes: “Every decade, the Muslim population of Britain almost doubles in size, so there is every reason to believe that without some massive changes in our society, the activities of these gangs will grow and grow.”
One of three gunshots discovered in a Mississippi mosque. Photo courtesy of: CAIR
A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for a shooting incident targeting a Mississippi mosque.
The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said police are investigating a Tuesday incident in which several shots were fired into doors, windows and walls of the Islamic Center of Hattiesburg. Police are currently looking into the incident as an act of “malicious mischief,” but CAIR is urging a probe of a possible hate motive.
“We have seen too many attacks on mosques nationwide to ignore the possibility of a bias motive for this shooting incident,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
Hooper noted that CAIR’s Washington state chapter recently held a news conference to ask the FBI to investigate apparently bias-motivated incidents targeting a mosque in that state.
Just yesterday, a man threatened staff at CAIR’s Columbus, Ohio, office.
Also recently, CAIR’s Sacramento Valley chapter called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate vandalism of a California mosque as a possible hate crime.
In December, CAIR urged a hate crime probe of graffiti sprayed on the Islamic Society of Appalachian Region near Princeton, W.Va. The graffiti spray-painted on the mosque and its sign made obscene references to “Allah,” the Arabic word for God. Mosque members say the house of worship was similarly targeted following the 9/11 terror attacks.
CAIR recently welcomed an arrest in the case of a Joplin, Mo., mosque targeted by arson in 2012.
In response to previous attacks on American mosques, CAIR published a booklet called “Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety” designed to be used by mosque officials, Muslim school administrators and other community leaders and activists who seek to identify and eliminate vulnerabilities to bias-motivated attacks.
To request a free e-copy of CAIR’s “Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety,” go to:http://www.cair.com/mosque-safety-guide.html
CAIR recently published a major report, “Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States,” which identifies 37 organizations dedicated to promoting the type of anti-Islam prejudice that can lead to bias-motivated incidents targeting American Muslims.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
Mosque in Rome torn to sh*t. Photo courtesy of: OnIslam
ROME, Italy: Italian officials have expressed solidarity with the Muslim community after a mosque in the Italian city of Rieti in the Lazio region was damaged by vandals who stormed the mosque, destroyed its properties and burnt the
“Unknown people burned the sacred Koran, stole money, destroyed the paintings and writings relating to Islam and turned upside down the place of worship inside the mosque,” Morocco World News cited a report by Italian newspaper Ilmessaggero on Monday, March 18.
The assault dates back to Sunday evening when vandals attacked the Mosque of Peace, located 80 kilometers from Rome, destroying its property and burning copies of the
The mayor of the city expressed his solidarity with the local Muslim community, calling on the city’s officials to “respond collectively to the provocations of those who seek to undermine peace and tolerance in the city.”
The leaders of the local Muslim community in charge of the “Mosque of Peace” through the association “Salsabil” have also denounced the “act of vandalism” that would “undermine the coexistence between different communities on the territory of the province of Rieti,” the same source added.
The New Revised Edition of Qur’ispy Qur’an.
Italy has a Muslim population of some 1.7 million, including 20,000 reverts, according to the figures released by Istat, the national statistics agency.
The lack of official status means Muslims organizations are not eligible for funding through the Italian law that allows taxpayers to allocate part of their taxes to a religious group of their choice.
Efforts to recognize Islam in Italy, even unofficially, are often slammed by the separatist Northern League.
Plans by Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta to establish a museum of Islamic art on the banks of the Grand Canal in Venice has also sparked angry reactions from separatist Northern League.
Plans by regional councils to build more mosques have also been slammed.
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Editorial Footnote: ‘..Italian officials have expressed solidarity with the Muslim community..’
Awww.. well, isn’t that nice. It’s a shame they are not expressing solidarity with the Christians that are getting their heads chopped off on a daily basis. That would be too much to expect from those pansy-asses in Rome. Every inch of Rome can kiss every inch of my ass. How’s that for solidarity?
Well, ..at least it was the kindergarten “teachers” and not the students this time. And a whole 6-minutes, huh? Wow. I bet that actually included the time it took him to undress and redress. Poor teachers, ..they are never compensated appropriately.
by, Vento Saudale | The Jakarta Globe
BOGOR, Indonesia: An Islamic cleric has been removed from his position after a video showing an alleged sexual encounter with two kindergarten teachers was leaked onto the internet.
The six-minute video titled “2 PNS Hebohkan Puncak“ (“Two Civil Servants Create a Stir Puncak”) reportedly stars a nude Saiful Sardi Jayadi, a prominent member of the Bogor chapter of the Indonesian Council of Ulema (MUI), and two women — alleged to be kindergarten teachers from Cisarua district.
The grainy video, which was reportedly shot in 2011, was posted on several file sharing sites earlier this week, sparking outrage in Bogor. The sex tape has since been taken down, but not before the MUI was forced to step in, revoking the cleric’s membership to the Islamic oversight body.
Saiful, the chair of the Nurul Iksan Islamic boarding school, was the head of the MUI Bogor’s foreign affairs office.
The organization distanced itself from the sex tape, saying that Saiful’s actions did not reflect those of the MUI. The cleric will have to face the repercussions alone.
Police in Bogor began to investigate the case as the video cropped up online. So far, Saiful is only a witness in the case, but the circulation of a sex tape is a clear violation of Indonesia’s controversial anti-pornography law. The vaguely worded law makes it illegal to videotape a sexual act for anything but personal use.
“We are still collecting information.” said Bogor Police chief Sr. Comr. Sonny Mulvianto. “We have investigated [Saiful] in his capacity as a witness.”
Police were also looking into who posted the video online and what their motives were.
Saiful faces a maximum sentence of six years in prison if convicted.
by, India Tv News
KANPUR, India: A heinous crime has been reported by a six-year-old girl, a resident of Kanpur’s Naubasta area, where she has accused a 14-year-old boy of raping her.
The parents of the boy are teachers in a madrassa and reside on the ground floor of where the madrassa is.
On Tuesday when the girl went to the madrassa, her teacher sent her to his house for some work. the teacher’s son who was alone in the house and finding the girl alone, sexually assaulted her.
The rape survivor was too scared and the boy even threatened to kill her if she disclosed this to anybody.
But the next morning when she refused to go to the madrassa, her mother asked her the reason and then she narrated the complete story,
The girls’ parents went to the boy’s house complaining about this assault, and they were threatened by the boy’s parents.
Lastly, the victim’s parents filed their complaint in Naubasta police station after which the boy along with his parents was arrested by the police.
The East London Mosque, which receives government funding, hosts extremist speakers. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons). Photo courtesy of: Gatestone Institute
by, Samuel Westrop | Gatestone Institute
The individuals attached to the radicalization of the Woolwich killers were not unabashed advocates of terrorism, but so-called “soft Islamists” – afforded money and responsibility by the government in the vain hope that “non-violent” extremists would temper the more visible consequences of violent extremists. In truth, “moderate” Islamism seems to act as a “conveyor belt” to violent Islamism.
The greatest obstacle remains the failure of government, media and academia to accept that some “moderate” Islamists are frequently the cause, and Adebowale merely the symptom.
The progression from being a radical to being a terrorist has been referred to as the extremism “conveyor belt.” Although the government has acknowledged the fundamental role of so-called “non-violent” or “soft Islamist” extremists in this progression, taxpayers continue to fund extremist groups.
Michael Adebowale, one of the two British jihadists found guilty of murdering soldier Lee Rigby near London’s Woolwich barracks in May 2013, has recently attributed his radicalization to Islamic preacher Sheikh Khalid Yasin.
According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Adebowale, who refused to give evidence during his trial, stated that he converted to Islam after listening to cleric Sheikh Khalid Yasin’s lectures, which he said taught him “the purpose of life.”
Yasin, an American-born Islamic preacher, claims Christians and Jews are “kuffar” [infidels] and their beliefs are “filth.” Yasin has called for the killing of homosexuals and claims that “Christian groups” have deliberately infected Africans with the AIDS virus. He further adds that the Koran gives men permission to beat women.
Adebowale is not the first violent extremist to name Yasin as his muse. In 2011, Khalid Yasin was invited by three men, later convicted of inciting terrorism, to address a meeting of young Muslims in Manchester.
While Yasin’s views are rejected by many, he is by no means a pariah figure. In February 2011, the BBC interviewed Yasin for a documentary on Dutch politician Geert Wilders. The program introduced the Sheikh as a “moderate” preacher “engaged in de-radicalising youth.”
It seems to be self-proclaimed “moderate” organizations and mosques that are involved in the radicalization of young Muslim men. In May 2013, The Daily Telegraph reported:
[Adebowale's] mother was advised by a neighbour to take him to the head of the Woolwich mosque for spiritual guidance. He was converted to Islam by the head Imam, and taken for weeks of “further training” at a centre near Cambridge. When he returned, however, he was even more “radicalised” and his mother could no longer “get through to him”.
In 2010, a Freedom of Information request revealed that, since 2007, the local Government had provided the very same Woolwich Mosque, also known as the Greenwich Islamic Centre, with a public grant of £62,500, supposedly to counteract violent extremism.
The media’s curious habit of separating extremist preachers from the very terrorists they appear to have inspired has previously been examined; journalists and politicians, however, seem unable to accept that some Islamist groups might say one thing in public but promote a very different thing behind closed doors.
The Muslim Association of Britain, for instance, responded to the Woolwich killing by stating that they “deplored the horrific attack, murder and mutilation upon an off-duty soldier … They deserve punishment with the full force of the law.”
The president of the Muslim Association of Britain, however, has endorsed the killing of troops in Israel and Iraq; and Dr. Azzam Tamimi, another senior member of the Association, has expressed his desire to become a suicide bomber.
Angel Rabasa, a political scientist at the RAND Corporation, has observed:
“In our own studies of radical recruitment in the Middle East, we found that individuals recruited into Salafi or Muslim Brotherhood groups decide at some point that their mentors are not Islamic enough and move on to even more extreme and violent groups. This progression from religious radicalism to violent extremism is made possible by the absence of firewalls between mainstream Islam and radicals and violent extremists. Violent extremists can derive scriptural justifications for their actions.”
Woolwich terrorist Adebowale also attended sessions at the Glyndon Community Centre, where another extremist, Usman Ali, presented sessions. Ali had previously used the Woolwich Mosque to show children videos of the 9/11 attacks while chanting: “God is great.” The local government authority owns the Glyndon Community Centre, and the charity that manages the centre is largely taxpayer-funded.
Ali was a member of the centre’s managing committee the same year that the council provided a grant of £137,000. Ali was later employed by a local public hospital as the official Muslim chaplain.
The individuals attached to the radicalization of the Woolwich killers were not unabashed advocates of terrorism, but so-called “soft Islamists” — afforded money and responsibility by the government in the vain hope that “non-violent” Islamism would temper violent Islamism.
This process seems also to have occurred, for instance, to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the failed “underwear bomber,” who attempted to detonate an explosive device he was wearing on Northwest Airlines 253 on December 25, 2009.
Years earlier, Abdulmutallab had been a student at University College London, where he was president of the Islamic Society. After the bomb failed to detonate, he told his arresting FBI officers in Detroit that he was seeking martyrdom for the glory of al-Qaeda. At the time of his arrest, he was the fourth president of a London student Islamic society to attempt an act of terrorism in three years.
While Abdulmutallab was in charge of his university’s Islamic society, he did not invite barefaced extremists involved with violent acts to address students; instead, he invited dozens of popular, well-known British Islamist preachers, who still frequently speak on university campuses, share platforms with British politicians and are frequently invited by the media to give comment on “moderate” Islam.
These preachers included: Murtaza Khan, who claims women who use perfume should be flogged; Abdurraheem Green, who has spoken of a “Jewish stench” and says it is permissible to beat women to “bring them to goodness;” Haitham Al-Haddad, who describes Jews as “pigs and apes;” and Yasir Qadhi, who claims the Holocaust is a hoax and has said: “Why are Jews studying Islam? There is a reason, not that they want to help us, they want to destroy us.”
By Abdulmutallab’s own admission, it was these “non-violent” Islamist preachers who radicalized him. In 2008, in a short autobiography, he cited the influence of Haitham al-Haddad. The same year, Abdulmutallab had attended seminars organized by the Al Maghrib Institute in both London and Houston. The Institute’s founder, Muhammad Al Shareef, has written a paper entitled, “Why the Jews Were Cursed” — in which he claims that Jews control the media and were responsible for the murder of prophets. A number of the Institute’s staff, described as extremist preachers, frequently speak on platforms provided by British Muslim groups.
In 2011, Prime Minister David Cameron acknowledged the problem of “the conveyor belt,” during a much-discussed speech in Munich, and signalled that the government’s approach would change:
“As evidence emerges about the backgrounds of those convicted of terrorist offences, it is clear that many of them were initially influenced by what some have called ‘non-violent extremists’, and they then took those radical beliefs to the next level by embracing violence. … Some organisations that seek to present themselves as a gateway to the Muslim community are showered with public money despite doing little to combat extremism. As others have observed, this is like turning to a right-wing fascist party to fight a violent white supremacist movement.”
Following this testimony, however, taxpayer-subsidised extremism did not meet a sudden end. Since Cameron’s Munich speech, for example, the East London Mosque, has received at least £150,000 of taxpayers’ money. In December 2013, the East London Mosque invited Shakeel Begg, who describes jihad as “the greatest of deeds,” to speak at the institution.
Moreover, in 2012 – after the Prime Minister’s Munich speech and the year in which £150,000 of public grants were provided – one invited speaker at the Mosque was Saad al-Beraik, a “prominent [Saudi] government official cleric,” who refers to Jews as “monkeys” and has said: “Muslim brothers in Palestine, do not have any mercy neither compassion on the Jews, their blood, their money, their flesh. Their women are yours to take, legitimately. God made them yours. Why don’t you enslave their women? Why don’t you wage jihad? Why don’t you pillage them?”
The greatest obstacle remains the failure of government, media and academia to accept that some “moderate” Islamists are frequently the cause and Adebowale merely the symptom. Policy makers and academics, however, continue to insist that “non-violent” Islamists should be part of the fight against radicalization.
Several months after the Prime Minister’s Munich speech in 2011, Lord Carlile published his review of the government’s counter-terror program, a report that further affirmed the importance of countering “non-violent” extremists. Nonetheless, since the review was published, even though official funding from the government’s counter-terror program has dried up, taxpayer money continues to find its way into the pockets of extremist Islamist groups through other means, such as taxpayer-funded interfaith programmes and publicly-funded faith schools.
The author and political commentator Douglas Murray has noted that the failure properly to confront the danger presented by “non-violent” extremism is primarily a political one:
Shortly after Mr. Cameron’s [Munich] speech, the Liberal Democrat leader (and Deputy Prime Minister) Nick Clegg gave an almost exactly opposite speech in Luton. He argued, among other things, the importance of engagement with nonviolent extremists.
Academia, too, seems blind to the problem: the inquiry set up by the University College London to examine Abdulmutallab’s presence at UCL, for instance, included Muhammad Abdul Bari on its panel of experts. In 2006, while Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, Bari offered the East London Mosque as a platform to Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, the Jamaat-e-Islami vice-president who has since also been sentenced to death in Bangladesh for his involvement in acts of genocide during the 1971 War of Independence. Muhammad Abdul Bari has also defended the East London Mosque’s decision to host an event with Anwar Al-Awlaki, the late Al Qaeda leader.
The process of radicalization seems institutionalized within Britain’s leading “moderate” Islamist groups. Until the government chooses seriously to challenge the extremism promoted by these organizations, withdraws all public funding and puts a stop to the inclusion of “non-violent” extremists in the discussion of public policy, the “conveyor belt” will continue to release more and more radicalized youth onto the streets of British cities.
The NPD has recognized that people’s prejudices against Islam can be turned into political capital. In their party newspaper, Deutsche Stimme (“German Voice”) an article described how anti-Muslim campaigns can be used to “open doors for much broader anti-immigration sentiments.” Here, an NPD rally against a new home for asylum seekers in the Hellersdorf-Marzahn district in Berlin. Photo courtesy of: Der Spiegel
Editorial Preface: This article is from the Ultra Left-Wing Extremist “Der Spiegel” publication. Even though “we” are educated intellectuals and know that there is no such thing as “islamophobia” we will share their bottom-feeder smut:
by, Der Spiegel | h/t Blazing CatFur
Across Germany, right-wing organizations are using anti-Islam rhetoric to further their ideas — and finding a receptive audience. Now legal experts are debating whether it’s time for a new kind of hate-crime legislation.
Stachus is one of Munich’s nicest squares. It is rich in tradition and filled with pedestrians — and perfect for Michael Stürzenberger’s purposes. Hand balled into a fist, he paces back and forth and screams, “The Koran is the most dangerous book in the world.” Because a couple dozen people have come to demonstrate against Stürzenberger, police officers in bullet-proof vests are watching over the area.
A decade ago, Stürzenberger, 49, was the spokesperson for the Munich office of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union. But since 2012 he has been active in a splinter party called Die Freiheit (“The Freedom”), of which he was elected federal chairman three months ago. He preaches hate against Islam and compares the Koran to Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.” For two years now, he’s been collecting signatures opposing the planned construction of an Islamic center in Munich. He has already held over one hundred anti-Islam rallies.
The Freiheit leader isn’t alone. Several supporters, have joined him on Stachus, some carrying signs such as “No mosque on Stachus,” or “Stop the enemies of democracy.” Stürzenberger screams that Sharia instructs men to hit women. His voice cracks. “We don’t want that in Bavaria!” A retiree asks where he can sign “against Islam.”
For most Munich residents, Stürzenberger’s verbal assaults are an embarrassment. CSU city councilwoman Marian Hoffman compares his incitements to the “droning speeches of the Nazis.” The city government of Mayor Christian Ude, a member of the center-left Social Democrats, is worried about possible conflict during the upcoming local elections. Munich, he says, has become the focus of “experimentation” by radical anti-Islamists with the right-wing populists from Die Freiheit testing whether or not their attacks on the Muslim minority have majority appeal. If Stürzenberger gathers enough signatures for a citizens’ initiative against the mosque, it would send a signal across Bavaria and beyond that Muslims are not welcome.
Growing Anti-Islam Movement
There have been plenty of movements such as Stürzenberger’s in Germany in recent years. They generally begin in response to the construction of a mosque: Reluctance turns into resistance, then hate and violence. Over the last two years, there have been arson attacks against Muslim prayer houses in Berlin, Hanau and Hannover. Politically Incorrect, the most prominent German-speaking anti-Islam website, has up to 120,000 visitors per day.
In addition to Die Freiheit, radical anti-Islamists have founded the political party Pro Deutschland (“Pro Germany”) and the citizens’ movement Pax Europa. They are currently attempting to gain influence over the euro-skeptic Alternative for Germany Party (AfD) — the former federal chairman of Die Freiheit has called for his followers to support the AfD in this May’s European elections.
According to a study by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, 56 percent of Germans consider Islam to be an “archaic religion, incapable of fitting into modern life” and many believe religious freedom for Muslims should be “substantially restricted.”
There are several potential explanations for the rising skepticism of Islam in Germany. For one, many third-generation Muslim immigrants are living more strictly than their parents did, making them more conspicuous. Also, in some neighborhoods in large German cities, Muslim girls are afraid of going outside without wearing a headscarf. There have also been several reports in the German media recently of ethnic-German men converting to Islam, radicalizing and going to Pakistan for terror training. Just this past week, the Minister of the Interior warned that a total of 300 German Jihadists have left Germany to fight in Syria.
Hans-Georg Maassen, president of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, sees a “correlation” between the activities of the radical Salafists and far-right agitation.
There are about four million Muslims in Germany, almost half of which have a German passport. The BfV estimates that about 42,000 (or 1 percent) of them are fundamentalists and 1,000 are potentially violent.
Anti-Islamists generally don’t differentiate between Sunnis, Shiites and Alevi, or between militant Islamists and peaceful believers. In their imagination, Islam isn’t a religion but a political ideology that must be fought. Muslims are accused of trying to take over the world, undermining the sovereignty of democratic states, infiltrating their legal systems. The Politically Incorrect internet platform reads: “The spread of Islam means that our descendants — and probably us too — will live in an Islam-dominated social order oriented towards the Sharia and the Koran and no longer towards the constitution and human rights.”
The website of the “Nürnberg 2.0″ project shows wanted posters of supposed Muslim supporters — judges, journalists, politicians — who are to be brought to justice for the “Islamification of Germany” in the vein of “the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials of 1945.”
In the summer of 2013, a video by a self-described “Anti Islam Faction” made the rounds via Politically Incorrect. It showed a Koran being burned on a tree stump followed by the appearance of three men in aluminum foil masks who then burn another Koran and address Muslims in a distorted voice: “You are the most fascist and hate-filled religion in existence.” Then the video shows images of decapitations, blood-smeared fanatics, mutilated women’s bodies and faces that have been eaten away. It ends with the words: “Don’t give Islam a chance!” The Munich State Prosecutor has begun proceedings against the video’s creators.
In this 2011 photo, former Die Freiheit (“The Freedom”) Party Chairman Rene Stadtkewitz stands alongside Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders and Oskar Freysinger of the Swiss People’s Party at a rally for Die Freiheit. The party is part of the German anti-Islam movement. Photo courtesy of: Der Spiegel
Politically Incorrect (PI for short) was founded by Stefan Herre, a teacher from Cologne. Herre’s influence stretches beyond the Internet: He’s acquainted with right-wing populists like the Geert Wilders in Holland and Islamophobes such as the American pastor Terry Jones. Local PI groups have formed in many German cities, as well as in Austria and Switzerland; the Munich PI branch is being monitored by Bavarian state intelligence officials.
When Matthias Rohe, a Bavarian Islam scholar who argues for a more nuanced understanding of the religion, gives a talk, he is often booed and insulted by anti-Islamists. One PI comment reads: “In the future, people attending Mr. Rohe’s speeches should make sure to bring the appropriate equipment: a mop and a bucket, a camera, a nice big cross … and a nice sharp knife.”
In mid-November, the Leipzig fire department was called to the property of the Muslim Ahmadiyya congregation, where a garbage can was on fire. Next to it, emergency responders found five bloody pig heads impaled on wooden stakes. The floor had been covered with a blood-red liquid. The police suspects radical right-wingers were responsible.
The Ahmadiyya congregation is planning a mosque with two decorative minarets and prayer rooms for about one-hundred worshippers in the Gohlis quarter of Leipzig. Two weeks before the attack, the right-wing extremist National Democratic Party (NPD) had held a demonstration. By the end of last week, over 10,000 citizens had signed a petition called “Gohlis Says No!”. A CDU politician was instrumental in launching the signature drive; organizers insist that a mosque would “destroy” the quarter’s character.
Increased Visibility Spurring Hate
There’s no doubt that Islam has become more visible in Germany in recent years. Muslims now have risen to higher positions in politics and the economy. Mosques are no longer just being built in industrial areas on the edges of cities, but, as in Leipzig, downtown. But according to Yasemin Shooman from the Academy of the Jewish Museum in Berlin, this continuing Muslim integration is, paradoxically, one of the reasons anti-Muslim prejudice has become stronger.
The NPD has recognized how to transform skepticism and hatred of Islam into political capital. In their party newspaper, Deutsche Stimme(“German Voice”), an article describes how anti-Muslim campaigns can be used to “open doors for much broader anti-immigration sentiments”: “The Muslims — with their foreign origins, customs and religiosity — create unease, fear and resistance among most Germans. The NPD is therefore well-advised from an electoral tactical perspective to focus the immigrant question on the Muslim question and to offer up Muslims as a space on which to project everything the average German doesn’t like about immigrants.”
Maren Brandenburger, the head of the Lower-Saxony intelligence service, confirms that neo-Nazis are increasingly stirring up hatred against Muslims, a phenomenon she sees as a “strategic reorientation of organized right-wing extremism.” Anti-Islamic sentiment now comes in the guise of the average German man or woman.
‘Let That Melt in Your Mouth’
In the civic center of Bonn-Bad Godesberg, about 50 older men and women are listening to a talk by Marie-Luise Hoffmann-Polzoni, the chairperson of the Womenforfreedom association. Her subject: “Sharia vs. Human Rights.” On a table there are German books with titles like “The Jihad System” and “Endangered Freedom.” On the wall there’s a photo of a man whose back is covered in cuts, supposedly having been flogged because he converted from Islam to Christianity.
Hoffmann-Polzoni wears a black frilled dress and speaks with a tempered voice. The vision of Islam she paints is a grim one: stonings, crucifixions and decapitations are expected by Muslims as penalties for purported crimes like adultery. “Just imagine that,” she whispers.
Anti-Muslim speech has found its way into the center of society, stoked by politicians like Hans-Jürgen Irmer, the deputy floor leader for the CDU in Hesse. He warned state parliament that “Islam is set on global domination,” and that “we don’t need more Muslims, we need fewer.” Muslim groups, he said, could not be trusted — because deceiving non-Muslims is a central part of Islam.
Merely the expression of an opinion? From a legal standpoint, Islam can be criticized just as harshly as Christianity in Germany, says Maassen. In the case of Politically Incorrect, authorities are unsure whether to consider it a digital platform or an organization with leaders. Monitoring a blog for its opinions is considered legally questionable. Intelligence officials speak of a “gray area.”
Solution: American-Style Hate-Crimes Laws?
But perhaps gray areas can be eliminated. Last Tuesday, the anti-racism commission of the Council of Europe rebuked the German government for not following through on an initiative to include a provision in the penal code that “makes racist motivations an aggravating factor” in crimes. Countries like the United Kingdom and the United States are further along on this path: They have laws against so-called hate crimes largely to protect immigrants.
Ender Çetin, 37, is a victim of hate and racism. The head of Berlin’s Sehitlik Mosque Association has been attacked several times in the past three years. In addition, there have been four arson attacks against the mosque, balloons filled with paint were flung against the walls, tombstones were covered in swastikas and, one time, there was a pig’s head in front of the door. In April, Cetin received a letter: If he doesn’t immediately leave Germany, he will be shot.
Çetin asked for police protection, but the authorities played down the issue. Many members of his congregation are afraid, he says, particularly after murder spree undertaken by the neo-Nazi trio NSU. Now he has installed security cameras, paid for with private donations, at the entrance of the mosque.
BY: Hubert Gude, Maximillian Popp, Jorg Schindler and Fidelius Schmid
Translated from the German by Thomas Rogers
by, Ahmed Mohamed | AP | The Vancouver Sun | h/t Blazing CatFur
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania – Thousands of people took to the streets, clashing with police in Mauritania’s capital after news spread that a Qur’an had been desecrated at a local mosque. A medical official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press, says a 21-year-old man died after inhaling a large amount of tear gas.
The imam of a mosque, Mohamedoun Ould Mohamed Salem, said four unidentified men entered the mosque in the early hours of Monday, removed four copies of the holy book, and profaned them by throwing them in the mosque’s toilet.
The police opened an investigation, but the news of the desecration spread quickly, and before noon Monday, protesters were burning tires and barricading streets.
by, TNN | The Times of India
MUMBAI, India: A maulana [Imam] of small mosque in Sangam Nagar in Wadala who used to sexually assault small children who came to learn Arabic, was arrested by Wadala TT police on Saturday.
Abrarul Haque (29) and his assistant Irfan both have been booked under IPC sections of 354, 509 and sections 8 and 12 of protection of children from sexual assault. While police have arrested Haque from the mosque, police are looking for Irfan who is absconding said Suhash Garood, senior inspector of Wadala Truck Terminals police station.
Haque was arrested after a 14-year-old girl and her parents walked-in to a police station on Saturday and filed a complaint mentioning that he passed lewd remarks and tried to molest her.