by, Sharona Schwartz | The Blaze
The Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim American Society are each registering their outrage over reportedly being designated terrorist organizations by the United Arab Emirates.
The two American groups were listed alongside the Islamic State group, Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood branches, as well as European Muslim groups in Italy, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Finland, Britain’s Cordoba Foundation and the Muslim Association of Britain. The full list, numbering 83 groups, was approved by the UAE cabinet Saturday and was posted by the official news agency WAM.
CAIR described its inclusion on the terrorism list as “shocking and bizarre” and called on the UAE government to remove them.
“There is absolutely no factual basis for the inclusion [of] CAIR and other American and European civil rights and advocacy groups on this list,” CAIR said in a statement Sunday.
“Like the rest of the mainstream institutions representing the American Muslim community, CAIR’s advocacy model is the antithesis of the narrative of violent extremists,” the group said. “We call on the United Arab Emirates cabinet to review this list and remove organizations such as CAIR, the Muslim American Society and other civil society organizations that peacefully promote civil and democratic rights and that oppose terrorism whenever it occurs, wherever it occurs and whoever carries it out.”
CAIR said it recently joined other Muslim-American leaders to release an open letter in Arabic “refuting the ideology of the terrorist group ISIS and urging its supporters to repent and ‘return to the religion of mercy.’”
The Muslim American Society said in its own statement that it was “shocked” to learn of its inclusion.
“The Muslim American Society is a religious community service organization that serves people in the United States. We have no dealings with the United Arab Emirates, and hence are perplexed by this news,” the group said. “Before proceeding any further, we would first like to verify the accuracy of the news reports and receive an official response from the United Arab Emirates regarding the reports. We would also like to seek the help of our government to address this issue.”
CAIR was named by federal prosecutors in 2007 along with about 300 others as an“unindicted co-conspirator” in a Hamas funding case connected with the Holy Land Foundation trial. Hamas has been designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. government since 2007. BuzzFeed noted that a federal judge later ruled that the government should not have included CAIR as a co-conspirator list, and CAIR was never charged with any crime.
CAIR, an Islamic advocacy group, was one of the organizations that sponsored the first Muslim prayer service held at the Washington National Cathedral on Friday.
The Associated Press noted that the UAE’s decision to include the Muslim Brotherhood on its terrorist group list followed similar terrorism designations for the Muslim Brotherhood by Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
by. J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
A video was released on YouTube, social media outlets and covered by several major news networks recently, reportedly showing a Syrian boy pretending to be shot by Islamic militants, then rescuing a Syrian girl pinned down by sniper fire.
Here is the ‘Original’ video, as aired:
Video courtesy of: XZoTV
Looks real, huh? Initially, I thought so to.. although, I had my doubts.
Then, we decided to investigate this story for accuracy and authenticity, prior to publishing, as we do with all of our stories on sharia unveiled.
It’s such a beautiful story, a part of me hoped it was real..
Unfortunately, it’s not.
We discovered that a Norwegian film director by the name of Lars Klevberg filmed this scene in Malta this past summer, with the intention of releasing it as being ‘REAL.’
Yes, the director from Oslo, Norway produced and released this FAKE video, with the intent of deceiving the world.
Here is the REAL unedited version:
I’m sure you can see the difference, to include hearing the directions being given to the actors.
Klevberg said, “The little boy and girl are professional actors from Malta. The voices in the background are Syrian refugees living in Malta.”
When asked if he had a problem producing a film that could potentially deceive millions of viewers around the world Klevberg replied..
‘..By publishing a clip that could appear to be authentic we hoped to take advantage of a tool that’s often used in war..’
I cannot help but wonder now..
Just how many ‘Klevberg Fakes’ are out there already?
In my opinion, Klevberg’s dishonesty has done tremendous damage and a great disservice to the plight of the Syrian children who are truly suffering, by bringing the authenticity of their stories into question.
The woman is seen pleading for her life before being stoned to death by men, including her father. Photo courtesy of: Daily Mail Online
Shocking footage understood to have been filmed in Syrian city of Hama
Cleric seen ranting at woman and accusing her of committing adultery
Woman told to be ‘content and happy’ at stoning as it is ordered by God
She pleads for her life before asking if her father could ever forgive her
He responds telling her not to call him father, then orders murder to begin
A man was also stoned to death for adultery in a separate incident
by, John Hall | Daily Mail Online | h/t Britain First
Islamic State militants fighting in Syria and Iraq have released a sickening video of a young woman being stoned to death by a group of men – including her own father.
The shocking footage is understood to have been filmed in the city of Hama and shows a bearded cleric ranting at the woman in Arabic and accusing her adultery while she pleads for her life.
The woman turns to her father and begs his forgiveness but he coldly rejects her, saying he would rather please God. He then turns to the men to give the signal for his daughter’s murder to begin.
Minutes later, as the men rain rocks down upon the helpless woman, her father steps forward with a large stone and the video fades to black.
It is believed he had been granted the barbaric ‘honour’ of being allowed end the life of the daughter he felt had betrayed both him and her religion.
Video courtesy of: damntub
NOTE: If the video above is removed by the ‘..Google/YouTube IslamiNazis..,’ you can view the original unedited video here.
In a separate incident a man was executed in Idlib province in an area controlled by Islamist groups including the Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s official affiliate in Syria, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks violence on all sides of Syria’s civil war.
It is the first documented case of a man being stoned to death for adultery since Syria descended into civil war in 2011 and hardline Islamic groups emerged as powerful players in areas that slipped from government control, the Observatory said.
The sickening five-minute video emerged on ISIS-affiliated social media pages this morning. It is not clear when the footage was actually shot and has not been independently verified.
The exact accusations against the woman remain sketchy, although the cleric who appears at the start of mobile phone-filmed clip accuses her of committing adultery.
The militant orders her to be ‘content and happy’ that she is about to be stoned to death because, he says, her death has been ordered by God and is therefore required under Islamic law.
Asking her is she is now willing to ‘submit to God’ and be stoned to death, the young woman replies ‘yes’, before pleading with her father to forgive her.
After initially ignoring her, the man is eventually prompted into responding by the militant.
‘Don’t call me father,’ he tells his daughter, who responds by asking him to pray for her.
At this point her father turns to the ISIS fighters, who help him tie a rope around her neck and drag her to a pit, where the stoning begins.
As the militants rain down rocks on the defenseless woman, her father steps forward and picks up the largest rock before using it to strike and kill his daughter.
The exact moment of her death is not caught on camera as the footage fades to black moments before her father strikes her.
ISIS militants often use stoning to murder women they accuse of committing adultery.
Earlier this year the extremists stoned two women to death in Raqqa after accusing them of having sex outside marriage. Both were placed in holes in the ground before a lorry arrived to dump large rocks for the men to use to brutally murder the women.
‘I’VE BEEN RAPED 30 TIMES AND IT’S NOT EVEN LUNCHTIME': DESPERATE PLIGHT OF YAZIDI WOMAN WHO BEGGED WEST TO BOMB HER BROTHEL AFTER ISIS MILITANTS SOLD HER INTO SEX SLAVERY
A young Yazidi woman forced into sex slavery by the Islamic State begged the West to bomb the brothel where she was being held after militants raped her 30 times in just a few hours, it is claimed.
The unidentified woman is understood to have been kept as a prisoner of the jihadists somewhere in western Iraq having been captured by ISIS during the Sinjar massacre in early August.
A group raising awareness of ISIS’ persecution of women in the vast swathes of the Middle East under its control said the woman had contacted Kurdish peshmerga fighters by telephone to plead for the brothel to be bombed to put the women held as sex slaves out of their misery.
She allegedly told the fighters she had been raped so frequently that she could no longer use the toilet, adding that the ordeal has been so harrowing that she plans to commit suicide even if freed.
Details of the woman’s brutal experience at the hands of the Islamic State emerged during an interview with Kurdish activists staging demonstrations in London to raise awareness of the plight of women in the Middle East.
During an interview with BBC World Service, a man identified as Karam described how a friend embedded with the peshmerga took a phone call from the Yazidi woman.
Describing the woman as crying on the phone, Karam quoted her as saying: ‘If you know where we are please bomb us… There is no life after this. I’m going to kill myself anyway – others have killed themselves this morning.’
‘I’ve been raped 30 times and it’s not even lunchtime. I can’t go to the toilet. Please bomb us,’ he claimed the woman added.
- The three teenage girls went missing from Denver, Colorado last Friday
- Teenagers were apprehended in Frankfurt, Germany
- The girls left Denver and flew to Frankfurt via Chicago
- Girls are 15 and 16 years old and are believed to be of Somali descent
- They are minors so unclear if they’ll be charged with anything
- Law enforcement official: There are other cases of high school age kids trying to get to Syria that haven’t been made public
- Trio due to arrive back home this week – they have spoken to their relatives
by, Jill Reilly | Daily Mail Online
Three American teenage girls from Colorado have been detained in Germany while reportedly on their way to Syria to join ISIS.
The girls are 15 and 16 years old and are believed to be of Somali descent.
The trio were reported missing last Friday from their homes in Denver and tracked to Frankfurt by the FBI.
The girls were trying ‘to fulfill what they believe is some vision that has been put out on a slick media campaign’ by radical groups in Syria, including ISIS, a law enforcement official told ABC News today.
The official added there are other cases of high school age teenagers trying to get to Syria that have not been made public.
After being in contact with someone in Germany, the girls had radical beliefs and had intentions of going to Turkey and then Syria, where they wanted to link up with Islamic extremists and join the fight on the ground there.
One of the young girls reportedly told German authorities, ‘We are going to Turkey to study’ according to Turkish Weekly.
The girls have since spoken to their relatives and are due to arrive back home later Sunday.
Due to their ages it is unclear if they will be charged with anything.
Earlier this month a 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who federal authorities say intended to wage jihad pleaded guilty to trying to help the Islamic State militant group in Syria.
Shannon Conley pleaded guilty in federal court in Denver to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
The certified nurses’s aide was arrested at the Denver Airport in April, as she attempted to board a flight she hoped would get her to Syria.
She intended to meet up with a Tunisian ISIS fighter she met online who asked her to marry her and join the jihadist fight.
She could face up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
Islamic Madrassa. Photo courtesy of: India Tv News
by, India Tv News | h/t Trop
HYDERABAD, India: A madrassa teacher was taken into custody on yesterday for allegedly molesting a female student from Africa at Banjara Hills in Hyderabad, police said.
The 21-year-old victim, a national of the Republic of Congo, was allegedly molested by one Abdullah on Sunday night, Banjara Hills police inspector P Murali Krishna said.
“The accused apparently had an argument with the complainant, a student at a local educational institute, over the way she was dressed,” the Inspector said based on a complaint lodged by the student on Monday.
Following the complaint, police booked a case under section 354 A (sexual harassment) and 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC, assistant commissioner of police, Banjara Hills (Division) M Ramesh Reddy told PTI.
“Abudullah has been taken into custody and is being interrogated. He will be produced before a court today,” the ACP said.
Further probe into the case is on.
Pakistan police torture a Christian boy.
Editorial preface: Slight grammatical modifications were made in this article to improve the flow for the reader. All changes were grammatical in nature, while maintaining the integrity of the original author’s intent. The original can be viewed at the ‘source’ link at the bottom of this article.
by, Cross Map | Pakistan Christian Post | h/t Frau Katze @ Blazing CatFur
LAHORE, Pakistan: The family of a Christian boy named Akram Masih, to include the females, were severely beaten and tortured by Policemen and Muslim extremists in Multan, Pakistan. These policemen entered his home by climbing the walls. They arrested the boy and placed him under their custody because he had contracted a marriage with a Muslim girl named Maria Bibi, who is from District Shiekhupura.
Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill of Human Rights Defender and Chief of LEAD was contacted by Moderator Bishop Asher Kamran of the Methodist Church of Pakistan, requesting legal assistance for the boy’s release. He also stated that he had already submitted an application to the IG in Punjab, Lahore requesting dismissal of the false FIR No.1093/2014, that was registered at Police Station Factory Area, Shiekhupura, in which the boy was arrested. The police had also booked one Christian relative of the boy from Lahore.
The Christian boy, originally from Multan and the Muslim girl from Sheikhupura, fell in love with each other over the phone. The girl left her home and went to see her lover in Multan, where they both got married, according to Islamic Sharia law. The boy had changed his name to Muhammad Akram and converted from Christianity to Islam to save himself and his family from police and extremists, but the conversion proved useless on his arrest.
The police took the couple and the other Christian relative arrested, from Multan and locked them up in the Police Station Factory Area, Shiekhupura.
The father of the other arrested Christian man named Kherait Masih also contacted Aric John, Advocate of the High Court, and senior counsel of LEAD, for legal assistance for his son, who is totally innocent.
Mr. Gill, along with Aric John made contact with the concerned SHO and handed over all documents for proof of the couple’s marriage and the conversion of the boy from Christian to Muslim. The SHO said that the boy would be appearing in the court of Mr. Matieon Rehman, Judicial Magistrate, Tehsil Courts Ferozwala, District Shiekhupura to record a statement under section 164 Cr. PC and if the girl gives a statement that substantiates the boy’s claim, the police would release them.
Although, the next day, both of the Christians appeared before the court, where upon pressure from the Muslim extremists developed. Mr. Gill was also instructed and directed by other lawyers of the concerned Bar Association to be careful because two days earlier in a similar case, one man was shot dead in the courtroom during the hearing.
The couple was given a chance in front of the magistrate to talk to each other by ordering the lawyers from both sides to vacate the court room, but the girl betrayed him and recorded her statement against the Christian boy with tears. Both Christian boys were then sent to judicial lockup. The boy disclosed to Mr. Gill that the girl was threatened by her family, that if she gave a statement in his favour, they would kill them both. He satisfied himself by saying that she had actually saved his life by recording the statement against him.
It is forbidden under Islamic Sharia law for a Muslim woman to marry a Christian man. Although, a Muslim man is allowed to marry a Christian woman. It is permitted for a Muslim woman to marry a Christian, but only after his conversion from Christianity to Islam. In Pakistan, the level of religious extremism is too high to tolerate the marriage between a Christian man and Muslim woman, even if the Christian converted to Islam.
This is the main reason for the lack of religious liberty, freedom and the grave violations of fundamental human rights in Pakistan. It is also the main cause of Christian persecution and misuse of Islamic Blasphemy Laws that are used to persecute the religious minorities.
A Christian woman who was given the death penalty last year for drinking water from a well reserved for Muslims in Pakistan has had her appeal against the sentence rejected by the Lahore high court.
by, Oliver Lane | Breitbart | h/t Mark Broadbent
Breitbart reported on the original case last year, which arose after Aasiya Noreen, a fruit picker, stopped to refresh herself during the course of her day’s work. After she was caught drinking from the same cup used by Muslim women, the well was declared “Haram”, and Noreen was beaten for the offence, before being arrested.
At the time of her conviction, Noreen said: “I have been sentenced to death because I was thirsty. I’m a prisoner because I used the same cup as those Muslim women, because water served by a Christian woman was regarded as unclean by my stupid fellow fruit pickers”.
It was alleged during the altercation following the water incident, Noreen made negative comments about Islam. Noreen has defended her innocence in the five years since, insisting her comment went no further than “I think Jesus would see things differently than Mohammed”, and her lawyer has argued the charge arose because of “personal enmity” towards the defendant, rather than a genuine grievance, reports the Independentnewspaper.
None of the original witnesses were present in court to testify, but a Muslim “prayer leader” (Imam) who claimed Noreen, an unrepentant Christian, had confessed the crime to him, did. When the Lahore court delivered its verdict to maintain the death penalty in this case, Noreen and her defence team reacted with shock. Her lawyer promised to keep fighting: “I was expecting the opposite decision. We will file an appeal to the Supreme Court of Pakistan in a few days”.
If the case is lodged at the Supreme court in Islamabad, the debate over Noreen’s life, which has already lasted five years, could drag out for many more. It has already sparked significant attention, both at home in Pakistan and abroad. U.S. Kentucky Senator and Republic Presidential hopeful Rand Paul has said if Noreen wasn’t released from death row, foreign aid to the country should cease. Lamenting the case, Paul said: “According to her co-workers, she insulted the Prophet. In our country, we refer to such quibbling as gossip. In Pakistan, if you are a Christian, it can land you on death row”.
The matter of religious plurality is an exceptionally controversial one in Pakistan, and as this case continues Aasiya Noreen may have trouble finding backers. In 2011, two senior politicians who spoke out against the blasphemy law that Noreen was charged with and publicly supported her cause were assassinated. The Pakistani minister for minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti was the nation’s only Christian cabinet member until his death at the hands of the Pakistani Taliban.
Please sign the petition at the link below calling for the immediate release of Asia Bibi:
by, LIGNET | Voice of America
The Nigerian terrorists who kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls and sparked a worldwide demand for their release have agreed to free their captives, Nigerian officials said Friday. The shadowy Boko Haram terrorist group “assured [us] that the schoolgirls and all other people in their captivity are alive and well,” Mike Omeri, a government spokesman, told reporters. “Already the terrorists have announced a cease-fire in furtherance of their desire for peace. In this regard, the government of Nigeria has, in a similar vein, declared a cease-fire.”
However, word of the cease-fire could take days to reach Boko Haram fighters, which prowl in separate gangs on innocent villagers throughout northern Nigeria. Some are suspected of seeking safe havens in neighboring nations in West Africa. Boko Haram, which endorse medieval Islamic law and renounces education for women, kidnapped 276 girls on April 15. The world reacted with outrage, as the kidnapping sparked a global demand for their release and a social media campaign, #BringBackOurGirls. First Lady Michelle Obama was among those who held up the hashtag signs on Twitter.
The Nigerian government says the militant group Boko Haram has agreed to a cease-fire and the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants in April.
Nigeria’s highest-ranking military official, General Alex Badeh, announced the cease-fire agreement Friday. He ordered all of the country’s military chiefs to abide by the deal.
The government expects the cease-fire agreement now in effect to lead to the release of the schoolgirls.
There has been no public comment from Boko Haram that any such deal has been reached.
Top Nigerian presidential aide Hassan Tukur tells VOA’s Hausa service that the militants have agreed in principle to free the schoolgirls. He said negotiations in the past had not yet “yielded any positive results,” but he is cautiously optimistic this time.
Boko Haram has terrorized Nigeria for the last five years as it tries to turn northern Nigeria into a conservative Islamic state. Bombings, gun attacks and other acts of violence have killed thousands of civilians and police.
The militants outraged the world when they stormed a school in the remote northeastern village of Chibok, kidnapping about 270 girls. Fifty-seven managed to escape, but more than 200 are still being held.
The cease-fire talks were held in Chad and involved Chad’s president, Idriss Deby, and senior officials from Cameroon. It marks a possible end to the five-year insurgency in which several thousand Nigerians have been killed.
Nigerian leader criticized
Jonathan has been criticized at home and abroad for Nigerian troops’ inability to quell violence by the militants, seen as the biggest security threat to Africa’s top economy and leading energy producer.
Criticism intensified in mid-April, when dozens of Boko Haram fighters stormed a secondary school in the remote northeastern village of Chibok, kidnapping around 270 girls. Fifty-seven managed to escape.
In a video, the Boko Haram leader known as Abubakar Shekau threatened to sell the other girls as slave brides, vowing they would not be released until militant prisoners were freed from jail.
Boko Haram has said it is fighting to establish an Islamic state in Muslim-majority northern Nigeria.
The group has launched scores of attacks in the past five years, targeting markets, bus stations, government facilities, churches and even mosques. Militants recently took over some towns in the northeast for what Shekau said in another video would be an Islamic caliphate.
The Nigerian military says that Shekau was actually an impostor and that the real Shekau was killed several years ago. It says the impostor was killed last month during a battle in the town of Konduga.
by, Raymond Ibrahim | Middle East Forum
Once again, Islamic State Muslims are pointing to Islam in order to justify what the civilized world counts as atrocities.
According to an October 13 report in the Telegraph,
Islamic State jihadists have given detailed theological reasons justifying why they have taken thousands of women from the Iraqi Yazidi minority and sold them into sex slavery.
A new article in the Islamic State English-language online magazine Dabiq not only admits the practice but justifies it according to the theological rulings of early Islam.
“After capture, the Yazidi women and children were then divided according to the Sharia amongst the fighters of the Islamic State who participated,” the article says.
As for “theological reasons” for sex slavery “according to the Sharia,” these are legion—from male Muslim clerics, to female Muslim activists. Generally they need do no more than cite the clear words of Koran 4:3, which permit Muslims to copulate with female captives of war, or ma malakat aymanukum, “what”—not whom—”your right hands possess.”
The article continues:
But most of it [Islamic State “article” or fatwa] is devoted to theological justifications for Islamic State behaviour, citing early clerics and the practices of the Prophet Mohammed and his Companions during the early years of Islamic expansion.
Indeed, while many are now aware of the Koran’s and by extension Sharia’s justification for slaves, sexual or otherwise, fewer are willing to embrace the fact that the prophet of Islam himself kept and copulated with concubines conquered during the jihad.
Muhammad seized for himself as rightfully earned booty (orghanima) a young woman, after killing everyone dear to her. According to authoritative Islamic sources, she hated him for it. If that is not rape, what is?
One little-known story is especially eye-opening:
During Muhammad’s jihad on the Jews of Khaybar, he took for himself from among the spoils of war one young woman, a teenager, Safiya bint Huyay, after hearing of her beauty. (Earlier the prophet had bestowed her on another Muslim jihadi, but when rumor of her beauty reached him, the prophet reneged and took her for himself.)
Muhammad “married” Safiya hours after he had her husband, Kinana, tortured to death in order to reveal hidden treasure. And before this, the prophet’s jihadis slaughtered Safiya’s father and brothers.
While Islamic apologists have long tried to justify this account—often by saying that Muhammad gave her the honor of “marriage” as opposed to being a concubine and that she opted to convert to Islam—they habitually fail to cite what Islamic sources record, namely Baladhuri’s ninth century Kitab Futuh al-Buldan (“Book of Conquests”).
According to this narrative, after the death of Muhammad, Safiya confessed that “Of all men, I hated the prophet the most—for he killed my husband, my brother, and my father,” before “marrying” (or, less euphemistically, raping) her.
So there it is. Muhammad seized for himself as rightfully earned booty (or ghanima) a young woman; he took her after killing everyone dear to her—husband, father, brothers, etc.
And, according to authoritative Islamic sources, she hated him for it.
If that is not rape, what is?
In fact, this incident is regularly cited by former Muslims as one of the greatest anecdotes that convinced them that Islam and Muhammad are not of God.
Nor, as expected, was Muhammad alone in this sort of rape. For example, Khalid bin Walid—the “Sword of Allah” and hero for aspiring jihadis around the world—raped another woman renowned for her beauty, Layla, right on the battlefield—but only after he severed her “apostate” husband’s head, lit it on fire, and cooked his dinner on it.
If this is how Muhammad—whom Koran 33:21 exhorts Muslims to emulate in all ways—behaved towards conquered female “infidels,” should there be any more surprise concerning the Islamic State’s behavior?
To learn who these people are, what they are fighting for, and who funds them, PRESS TV goes deep into their camps and brings you face to face interviews and exclusive footage. Many of those who were initially infatuated by the group’s promise of justice seem to be horrified and utterly disillusioned today.
Everyone who is not us is the enemy and should be branded as infidel. This seems to be the prevailing ideology of the extreme Takfiri terrorists known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Their aim is said to be the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate. Shias, Christians, Sunnis, Yazidies, and whomsoever who dares to question them or raise his voice of dissent are persecuted under their highly distorted version of Islamic Sharia. Gruesome be-headings, crucifixions and mass executions are openly carried out under their iconic black flag which is more like a modern day equivalent of a Jolly Roger. At times, it seems like their victims are whoever who is unlucky enough to be in their path during their killing sprees. And yet they know how to manipulate social media and have succeeded in brainwashing some to join them in their “fight for justice”.
Deep Inside the Islamic State: Meeting ISIL (Documentary)
Muslims Attack Kurdish Citizens With Machetes and Knives in Hamburg
by, Soeren Kern | Gatestone Institute | h/t CAIR Exposed
“We are living in Hamburgistan.” — Daniel Abdin, imam of Hamburg’s Al-Nour Mosque.
One politician has been repeatedly threatened with beheading as the price to pay for leading a fundraising campaign to provide food and water for Kurds in northern Iraq.
“As a society we must ask ourselves: how can it be that people who live in Germany and… born and raised here, are supporters of a brutal, inhuman and fundamentalist group such as the IS and attack peaceful protestors with knives, sticks and machetes. Here in Germany, the IS threatens to become a refuge for frustrated young people….” —Claudia Roth, Vice-President, German Parliament.
“Under no circumstances should [politicians who receive death threats] give in and change their stance, otherwise the extremists will have achieved their objectives.” — Wolfgang Bosbach, CDU official.
Parts of downtown Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, resembled a war zone after hundreds of supporters of the jihadist group Islamic State [IS] engaged in bloody street clashes with ethnic Kurds.
The violence—which police say was as ferocious as anything seen in Germany in recent memory—is fuelling a sense of foreboding about the spillover effects of the fighting in Syria and Iraq.
Some analysts believe that rival Muslim groups in Germany are deliberately exploiting the ethnic and religious tensions in the Middle East to stir up trouble on the streets of Europe.
The unrest began on the evening of October 7, when around 400 Kurds gathered outside the Al-Nour mosque near the central train station in Hamburg’s St. George district to protest against IS attacks on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani.
According to police, the initially peaceful protest turned violent when the Kurds were confronted by a rival group of around 400 Salafists armed with baseball bats, brass knuckles, knives, machetes and metal rods used to hold meat in kebab restaurants.
In the melee that followed, more than a dozen people were injured, including one person who nearly had his leg chopped off by someone wielding a machete, and another person who was stabbed in the stomach with a kebab rod.
Some 1,300 police officers, brandishing batons and accompanied by water cannons, were deployed to halt the clashes, which lasted into the early morning hours of October 8. In the final tally, hundreds of weapons were seized and 22 people were arrested.
Muslims Attack Kurdish Citizens With Machetes and Knives in Hamburg:
Video courtesy of: RT News
“I had the feeling that we are living in Hamburgistan,” the imam of the Al-Nour mosque, Daniel Abdin, told the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel. “The atmosphere was very, very explosive.”
Police said they were shocked by what they described as an unprecedented level of violence.
In an interview with the newspaper Passau Neue Presse, the chairman of the German Police Union, Rainer Wendt, reported that police in Hamburg “experienced life-threatening brute force” by perpetrators who were armed “to the teeth.” Wendt warned that the IS-Kurdish conflict is “threatening to unleash a proxy war on German soil.”
A police official in Hamburg, Gerhard Kirsch, said the level of the violence points to a new “dangerous dimension” that “we have so far not seen at other demonstrations.”
The chairman of the German Police Union in Hamburg, Joachim Lenders, described the viciousness as unprecedented. “The violence in the early hours of Wednesday was of a ruthless and inhuman brutality as I have rarely experienced,” he said, adding that without the timely deployment of the police there would almost certainly have been fatalities. Lenders added:
“If in the middle of Hamburg 800 hostile people are fighting each other with machetes, knives and iron rods, there must be consequences for the perpetrators. Politically motivated extremists and religious fanatics have brought a conflict to Hamburg that cannot be solved here.”
On the same day of the unrest in Hamburg, dozens of mostly Chechen Muslim immigrants clashed with Kurdish Yazidis—a non-Arab and non-Muslim minority that has been persecuted by IS—in Celle, a town in Lower Saxony that is home to more than 7,000 Yazidis. Police said the violence, in which nine people were injured, was fuelled via social media after radical Muslim preachers sent out a call to Islamists to confront the Yazidis.
The conflict in Celle was reminiscent of—but far more violent than—the Muslim-Yazidi clashes that occurred in the eastern Westphalian town of Herford in August.
“Solidarity with Kobani” demonstrations have also taken place in Munich—where protestors waving large Kurdish flags occupied the offices of the Christian Social Union [CSU], the Bavaria-based sister party to Germany’s ruling Christian Democratic Union party [CDU]—as well as in the western German cities of Berlin, Bremen, Göttingen, Hamm, Hannover, Kiel, Oldenburg and Stuttgart.
Germany is home to an estimated 4.3 million Muslims, one million Kurds and 60,000 Yazidis. According to the 2013 annual report (published in June 2014) of the German domestic intelligence agency, the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz [BfV], Germany is also home to 30 active Islamist groups and 43,000 Islamists, including 950 members of the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, 1,300 members of the Muslim Brotherhood and 5,500 Salafists.
Salafism is a radically anti-Western ideology that openly seeks to replace democracy in Germany (and in other parts of the West) with an Islamic government based on Sharia law.
Although Salafists make up only a fraction of the Muslims in Germany, authorities are increasingly concerned that many of those attracted to Salafi ideology are impressionable young Muslims who are susceptible to perpetrating terrorist acts in the name of Islam.
German authorities have faced criticism for being overly complacent concerning the rise of Salafism in the country. On October 2, for example, the German public broadcaster ARD revealed that German officials have for many years pursued a secret policy of encouraging German Islamists to travel abroad rather than to invest in counter-radicalization efforts. According to ARD, the general idea was that if German jihadists were intent on committing terrorist acts, it would be better that they do so somewhere else than inside Germany.
The overall aim was to “protect our population” by exporting the problem, the head of counter-terrorism for Bavarian Police, Ludwig Schierghofer, told ARD. The reasoning was “to bring those persons who pose a risk that they will commit terrorist attacks outside of the country,” he said. “If someone had become radicalized and wanted to leave, then the policy was to allow them to leave or even accelerate their departure by various means.”
An estimated 450 German Muslims have traveled to Syria and Iraq, and at least 100 are now believed to have returned to Germany.
Meanwhile, a growing number of German politicians are receiving death threats from German Salafists.
One such politician, Tobias Huch of the (classical liberal) Free Democratic Party [FDP], has been repeatedly threatened with beheading as the price to pay for leading a fundraising campaign to provide food and water for Kurds in northern Iraq.
“I am not afraid, but I have become more careful,” says Huch, who now receives police protection. He says he has altered his daily comings and goings in order to be less predictable. Among other lifestyle changes, he has cut out regular visits to restaurants, pubs and other public venues.
Another politician, Ismail Tipi of the ruling CDU, is paying the price for criticizing the rise of Salafism in Germany. “I receive threats almost every day,” Tipi says. “The death threats against me have no limits. The Salafists want to behead me, shoot me, stone me, execute me and they have many other death wishes for me.”
According to CDU official Wolfgang Bosbach, politicians who receive death threats should not allow themselves to be intimidated. “Under no circumstances should they give in and change their stance, otherwise the extremists will have achieved their objectives.”
The head of the FDP, Christian Lindner agrees. “It is unacceptable for Liberals to allow religious extremists to take an ax to the central values of our constitution. We will not give in to threats and intimidation, rather we will demand the determined reaction of the rule of law.”
By contrast, the Vice President of the German Parliament, Claudia Roth of the Green Party, believes the growing radicalization of Muslims in Germany points to problems in German society. In an interview with the newspaper Die Welt, Roth said:
“The violent clashes between Kurdish and Islamist groups in German cities and on German streets refer more to internal German problems than the situation in northern Syria and northern Iraq.
“As a society we must ask ourselves: how can it be that people who live in Germany and in large part are born and raised here, are supporters of a brutal, inhuman and fundamentalist terror group such as the IS and attack peaceful protestors with knives, sticks and machetes. Here in Germany, the IS threatens to become a refuge for frustrated young people who lack future prospects.”
While politicians debate causes and solutions to the problem of radical Islam, police throughout Germany remain on alert for more violence.
When the weapons of ISIS encountered the will of the women of the YPG
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
Imagine for a moment, going into battle and knowing that you have everything to lose. The enemy you are fighting desires more than just land and natural resources. Their ultimate goal includes raping you and enslaving your daughter in the sex trade. It soon becomes evident that losing is not an option.
Six months earlier, many of these women were graduating high school and preparing to leave for college. Today they are laying in the trenches, fighting for their families survival. The SKS renegaded across their backs is the least of their load, when the weight of the future is on their shoulders.
They are mothers, wives and daughters. They are the women warriors of the YPG. The all female unit of the Kurdistan military forces, fighting to defend their homeland.
Among this formidable fighting force racking up confirmed kills of ISIS insurgents is a young woman by the name of Arin Mirkan. She recently found herself surrounded in Kobani by ISIS militants and rather than surrender, she detonated an explosive device in an act of selfless martyrdom, killing herself and 10 ISIS terrorists.
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