German officers launched a crackdown on the German-speaking group
It is accused of radicalising those who attended the mosque with sermons
Group based in Hildesheim is a ‘nationwide hot spot of radical Muslims’
Several people who attended are thought to have left to join ISIS in Syria
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by, Imogen Calderwood | Daily Mail – UK | h/t Blazing CatFur via. Xavier and Linda
Armed police officers have launched a raid on a mosque and several homes belonging to a group believed to be radicalising Muslims in Germany.
Apartments belonging to eight board members of the radical German-speaking Islamic group searched by officers in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony.
It comes as part of a crackdown on the group, which is thought to have been encouraging people to travel to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS.
The group ran sermons, seminars and lectures entitled ‘the hatred of infidels’, according to German media.
Video courtesy of: CCTV News
The raid on Wednesday night involved up to 400 volunteer staff, as well as a special police task force.
‘The group in Hildesheim is a nationwide hot spot of radical Muslims that we have been watching for a long time,’ said Lower Saxony Interior Minister Boris Pistorius.
‘After months of preparation, we have taken an important step to end the association.’
Several people who attended the mosque are believed to have travelled to join the terror group.
It comes after 10 days of terror in Germany, as lone wolf attackers have unleashed assaults across the country.
Five people were injured on a train in Wurzburg on July 18, when a 17-year-old asylum seeker wielding an axe and a knife went on a rampage.
The attacker, Riaz Khan Ahmadzai, seriously injured four members of a family of holidaymakers from Hong Kong as well as a German passerby.
Scenes From the SEK Unit Raid on the Salafist Mosque:
Nine people were killed in Munich on July 22, by a German-Iranian gunman who had no Islamist ties but was obsessed with mass killings.
Some 15 people were injured in Ansbach on July 24 when a Syrian attacker blew himself up outside a music festival packed with some 2,500 revellers. The attack was claimed by ISIS.
Meanwhile in an attack yesterday in France a priest was brutally slain by two knife-wielding attackers in an assault that was also claimed by ISIS.
The two attackers burst into the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray and slit the throat of Father Jacques Hamel before carrying out a sermon in Arabic, according to witnesses.
Pictured above; Jacques Hamel, 84-Year-old Catholic Priest, murdered by Muslims. Photo courtesy of; BBC News.
We have received ‘unconfirmed’ reports that the 84-Year-old priest was beheaded in front of his congregation. This report also stated a third suspect has been apprehended alive and additional suspects are thought to be involved.
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by, Greg Palkot | FNC | AP
Two knife-wielding attackers who had pledged allegiance to ISIS, shouting “Allahu Akbar,” slit the throat of an 86-year-old priest and critically wounded at least one other person during a Tuesday morning terror attack on a Catholic church near the Normandy city of Rouen, officials said.
The terrorists, who were later shot and killed by police, forced priest Jacques Hamel to kneel before they slaughtered him, and the Islamist attackers captured the bloody episode on film, according to a nun who escaped the assault.
Video courtesy of: BBC News
“They forced him to his knees. He wanted to defend himself. And that’s when the tragedy happened,” said the nun, identified as Sister Danielle.
“They recorded themselves. They did a sort of sermon around the altar, in Arabic. It’s a horror,” she told BFM television.
ISIS’ Amaq news agency said the France attack was carried out by two Islamic State “soldiers,” Reuters reported.
“[ISIS] has declared war on us,” French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday. “We must fight this war by all means, while respecting the rule of law — what makes us a democracy.”
The priest, identified by Sky News as Hamel, was dead at the scene, and another person, was clinging to life, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said.
“Everyone knew him very well,” Claude-Albert Seguin, 68, said of Hamel. “He was very loved in the community and a kind man.”
The killing Tuesday inside the church, in the small northwestern town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, “is obviously a drama for the Catholic community, for the Christian community,” Brandet told reporters.
The church was reportedly on a “hit list” discovered at the residence of a would-be ISIS attacker in April 2015, The Sun reported. Sid Ghlam was believed to be planning “imminent attacks” in France when investigators arrested him. Officials allegedly uncovered an arsenal of weapons and found that Ghlam was talking with someone in Syria who had ordered him to strike specific churches — including the one in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.
One of Tuesday’s attackers was on the radar of French police and had traveled to Turkey, said Mohammed Karabila, president of the Regional Council of the Muslim Faith for Haute-Normandie.
“The person that did this odious act is known, and he has been followed by the police for at least a year and a half,” he told the AP.
Karabila said the attacker “went to Turkey and security services were alerted after this.”
The attackers, who were not immediately identified, entered through the back door of the church and took the priest, two nuns and two parishioners hostage during morning Mass, police said.
Police responded and later confirmed that the attackers had been “neutralized,” Sky News reported. Three hostages were rescued in good condition, while another was taken away on a stretcher, according to reports.
French prosecutors said one person had been detained in connection with the assault. That person, however, was not named and any possible role in the attack wasn’t revealed.
Hollande and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve were heading to the northwestern town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray where the hostage-taking took place, Brandet said.
Brandet, speaking later on BFM TV, said the RAID special intervention force was searching the church and its perimeter for possible explosives. Terrorism investigators had been summoned, he said.
Vatican Spokesperson Greg Burke told Fox News, Pope Francis was “shocked” especially because the attack “happened in a house of worship.” He added the Pope was “…praying for the victims of the attack.”
France is currently on high alert after an attack in Nice on Bastille Day — July 14 — that killed 84 people and a string of deadly attacks last year claimed by ISIS that killed 147 victims.
Fox News’ Greg Palkot and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
The Misogynistic Bastards of Islam Attempt Stoning of Little Christian Girls…
By, MEMRI | h/t Blazing CatFur
This video recorded on Friday, 22July2016, shows a Muslim mob throwing stones at Coptic Christian families in the village of Saft Al-Kharsa in the Beni Suef governorate. The video was shot from the balcony of one of the Coptic families. According to reports, the attacks followed the Friday sermons at the local mosques and were instigated by rumors that Coptic Christians had converted their homes into churches. albawaba.com reported that the tension started when security forces apprehended Ishaq Fahim, a Coptic Christian whose home was used as a church since the nearest church is in another village, 10 km away. The security forces warned Fahim against using his home as a church. Following the attacks, Fahim was arrested along with the Muslim rioters and the security forces demanded that he sign a commitment that he would not turn his home into a church.
Muslim Mob Attacks Copts in a Beni Suef Village in Egypt following Rumor about Church Construction:
Pictured above: Jewish Soldier, Robert Levine. – All photos courtesy of: aish.com
Robert Levine was captured by the Nazis. As his life hung in balance, his dog tags revealed that he was Jewish…
by, Menucha Chana Levin | aish.com
Approximately 500,000 Jews served in the U.S. armed forces during World War II. Jewish G.I.s constantly faced the specter of anti-Semitism in the army and they were forced to consider how open they should be about their religion. They had deep emotions about facing an enemy who was methodically capturing and murdering Jews. Jewish G.I.s feared the consequences if caught by the Nazis. Their last name, physical appearance, or the “H” (for Hebrew) on their dog tags could mean being shipped to a concentration camp.
Robert Levine, aged 19, from Bronx, NY, was one of the young Jewish American soldiers who landed in England prior to the Allies’ D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. Together with his crew he arrived on the French coast behind the 90th Infantry.
Levine’s first assignment, after stepping off the boat at Utah Beach, was to carry 81mm mortar shells forward to positions shelling the Germans to force a retreat from Hill 122, a German defensive position near the landing zone.
After a fierce battle, the Americans succeeded in forcing the Germans off the hill, but getting back down the other side was a problem.
“The Germans retreated, but they set up traps,” explained Levine. “We got caught at the bottom of the hill, where the Germans were waiting for us. Suddenly a grenade came over and caught me in my leg, above the knee. And I looked up and I saw this German paratrooper. He looked about 10 feet tall, and pointed his submachine gun at me. The kid next to me got up and took off, and the German wheeled around and shot him. I put up my hands and surrendered.”
Levine found himself a Nazi prisoner of war.
Robert Levine, center, in hospital during World War II.
Marching with a dozen other American prisoners under the control of German forces, they raised clouds of dust, a target for incoming mortar shells from the American 90th Infantry Division. Ironically these were the same type of shells Levine had carried from Utah Beach. Suddenly one of these ‘friendly fire’ shells exploded. The soldier beside Levine, who absorbed most of the blast’s deadly force, died instantly.
“A guy named Mike and me – we both went flying. My leg was really damaged, and Mike was killed. To this day, I believe he took the bullet for me, he died so I could live,” Levine maintains. Of the dozen American POWs captured that day, he was the only survivor.
With his leg injured far more seriously this time, Levine’s chances of survival appeared precarious at best. His salvation was to come in the unlikely guise of a dark-haired German doctor named Dr. Edgar Woll.
Levine recalled finding himself on the ‘operating table’ in a German field hospital – the kitchen table in a French farmhouse. The military doctor looked at him and told him in accented English, “For you, the war is over.” Then the doctor noticed his dog tags and asked in German, “What is ‘H’?”
‘..The H for ‘Hebrew’ identified me as Jewish. I had just turned 19 and I thought that was the end..’
At that time all GIs wore stamped metal tags on chains around their necks, containing identifying information including their religion: C for Catholic, P for Protestant or H for Hebrew.
“I knew the H for ‘Hebrew’ identified me as Jewish,” Levine said. “I had just turned 19, and I thought that was the end for me. I said to myself – and I can still hear myself saying it – ‘There goes my 20th birthday.’ I really did not think I would make it.”
Levine was probably too petrified to say anything at that point. He thought his life was over. The doctor must have suspected what the H stood for.
Yet on that summer day in July, 1944, Levine awoke from the operation. He discovered that although his leg was gone, he was still alive. Emerging from the anesthesia, his relief at being alive was greater than the loss of his lower right leg.
Dr. Woll’s surgery saved the Jewish soldier’s life. The compassionate doctor also removed Levine’s incriminating dog tags, insuring his Nazi captors would not kill the young GI because he was a Jew.
“He took the dog tags knowing full well that I would have got in trouble somewhere down the line,” recounted Levine. “I believe he saved me.”
Robert Levine (L) as a young soldier, Dr. Edgar Woll (R) as a young doctor. In the center is the handwritten note explaining the treatment done by Dr. Woll.
Inside his shirt pocket he found a note written by Dr. Woll in German on the reverse side of a Nazi propaganda card with quotations from Adolf Hitler. Though Levine could not read a word of German, he kept the card for months. Then he was rescued by Allied troops and a ship took him home to the United States. When Levine had the note translated, he discovered why the doctor had chosen amputation, including details of the post-surgical treatment: “Crushed right foot. Fracture of lower leg. Foreign body in upper right leg’s tissue. Opening of the ankle joint. Amputation at place of fracture. Bandage with sulfa. Vaccinated against gas gangrene.”
The removal of his dog tags likely saved Levine from being sent to an infamous camp for Jewish POWs where 350 American soldiers were worked to death.
The removal of his dog tags likely saved Levine from being sent to an infamous camp for Jewish POWs where 350 American soldiers were worked to death. Levine’s wife Edith believes her husband would have died if not for Dr. Woll’s exceptional act of kindness towards an injured enemy soldier.
Upon his return home, Levine became a businessman and owned several fast-food restaurants. He led a full life as a husband, father and grandfather. Yet he could not forget the sympathetic German doctor who had inexplicably saved his life, though he never had the chance to thank him or see him again.
Bob Levine, aged 91, at his home in Teaneck, N.J. with his collection of military medals, including the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and France’s Legion of Honor insignia awarded to Allied veterans who served in France during World War II.
It took Robert Levin nearly 40 years to track down Doctor Woll but the mystery started to unravel during an emotional visit back to Normandy Beach in 1981. There, through a network of connections implemented by the curator of the Utah Beach Museum, Levine was able to meet Dr. Woll’s family in Saarbrucken, Germany.
Although Dr. Woll had died of cancer in 1954, his widow and their three children were deeply moved that the veteran, after all these years, was willing to travel to Germany to acknowledge the doctor’s humane treatment.
“The family wanted to meet this American Jewish soldier. It was an amazing connection,” said Levine.
Bob and Edith Levine, who have two daughters of their own, spent the weekend with the doctor’s family. They presented Mrs. Woll with her late husband’s old handwritten note.
There was a Saturday night party, with a few drinks and a few toasts. One of the German guests raised a glass and turned to Levine. “Bob,” he declared, “without you, we’d all be saying Heil Hitler. You lost your leg, others lost their lives, but now we can say what we think.”
The Levines returned the hospitality. When the Wolls’ granddaughter attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, she stayed at the home of the New Jersey couple.
A second Woll granddaughter was a frequent dinner guest while her husband studied for a law degree at NYU.
The Levines received a family portrait from the Wolls when the doctor’s wife turned 100. The Woll great-granddaughters went home with souvenir T-shirts after a recent U.S. visit.
“They became our extended family,” Levine said. “It’s special. How many guys came out of the war with this kind of connection?”
At a time of unspeakable brutality, the life of one young Jewish soldier had been saved by one Nazi doctor with a compassionate heart.
“..Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world..”
- Jerusalem Talmud Sanhedrin 4:1 (22a)
by, Conrad Hackett | Pew Research Center | h/t Blazing CatFur
Recent killings in Paris as well as the arrival of hundreds of thousands of mostly Muslim refugees in Europe have drawn renewed attention to the continent’s Muslim population. In many European countries, including France, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, concerns about growing Muslim communities have led to calls for restrictions on immigration. But just how large is Europe’s Muslim population, and how fast is it growing?
Using the Pew Research Center’s most recent population estimates, here are five facts about the size and makeup of the Muslim population in Europe:
1. Germany and France have the largestMuslim populations among European Union member countries. As of 2010, there were 4.8 million Muslims in Germany (5.8% of the country’s population) and 4.7 million Muslims in France (7.5%). In Europe overall, however, Russia’s population of 14 million Muslims (10%) is the largest on the continent.
2. The Muslim share of Europe’s total population has been increasing steadily. In recent decades, the Muslim share of the population throughout Europe grew about 1 percentage point a decade, from 4% in 1990 to 6% in 2010. This pattern is expected to continue through 2030, when Muslims are projected to make up 8% of Europe’s population.
3. Muslims are younger than other Europeans. In 2010, the median age of Muslims throughout Europe was 32, eight years younger than the median for all Europeans (40). By contrast, the median age of religiously unaffiliated people in Europe, including atheists, agnostics and those with no religion in particular, was 37. The median age of European Christians was 42.
4. Views of Muslims vary widely across European countries. A Pew Research Center survey conducted this spring in 10 nations found that in eastern and southern Europe, negative views prevailed. However, the majority of respondents in the UK, Germany, France, Sweden and the Netherlands gave Muslims a favorable rating. Views about Muslims are tied to ideology. While 47% of Germans on the political right give Muslims an unfavorable rating, just 17% on the left do so. The gap between left and right is also roughly 30 percentage points in Italy and Greece.
5. As of 2010, the European Union was home to about 13 million Muslim immigrants. The foreign-born Muslim population in Germany is primarily made up of Turkish immigrants, but also includes many born in Kosovo, Iraq, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Morocco. The roughly 3 million foreign-born Muslims in France are largely from France’s former colonies of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
Geert Wilders: Our Modern Day Patrick Henry
The Prosecution and Persecution of an Innocent Man
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled | Vlad Tepes | Video courtesy of: Vlad Tepes
Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom was brought to trial earlier this year on criminal charges for ‘Thought Crimes’ and ‘Speech Crimes.’
And what did he say that warranted such charges?
He stated; He and his political party would prefer that fewer Moroccans come to the Netherlands.
And just wait until you hear a small sample of what has been said about him, which he outlines in this video.
Also, for HIS safety.. his trial had to be held in an underground bunker in the town of Schiphol.
Brace yourselves, because you are about to hear the greatest ‘Opening Statement’ ever given in a court of law…
I truly believe that one day in the future, people will reflect back into history, finally realizing just how correct Geert Wilders was…
I only hope it’s not too late by then..to do something about it.
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