by, Lizzie Dearden | The Independent | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
A 13-year-old girl has been shot dead by Isis snipers as she tried to flee a besieged refugee camp in Syria, Palestinian militants have claimed.
The child, named as Zaynab Daghastani, was reportedly killed on Tuesday outside her home in Yarmouk, which was overrun by Isis at the end of last month.
Militants entered an apartment building and apprehended the girl, Al Masdar News reported, and she was later shot dead by a sniper outside her home.
The website cited sources from Palestinian militant group Fatah Al-Intifada, which is fighting Isis alongside the Palestine Liberation Army and other armed factions, and the account could not be confirmed.
The International Business Times reported that Zaynab had been trying to escape the camp with her family, making for safety in the nearby district of Yelda.
Charity workers from the Jafra Foundation estimated that 2,500 families have fled so far to avoid street fighting and bombardment.
Militants with the so-called Islamic State have been backed by rivals Jabhat al-Nusra in efforts to control Yarmouk, which is home to around 18,000 Palestinians.
Their takeover prompted a series of air strikes by forces loyal to the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, and United Nations officials have described the humanitarian situation as “beyond inhumane.”
Isis has been accused of beheading captives and murdering and endangering the lives of civilians in Yarmouk.
Pierre Krahenbuhl, head of UN Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA, said called on all sides to respect the “beleaguered” civilians trapped inside.
UN Calls for Safe Passage for Yarmouk Refugees:
“They have suffered untold indignities and I shall continue to work today to assist those who wish to temporarily leave in safety,” he added. “At the same time, we need to look at ways to provide humanitarian assistance to the civilians inside Yarmouk.”
Control of the camp has given Isis its first foothold in the Syrian capital of Damascus, adding another level of misery to residents who have already survived a two-year government siege, starvation and disease.
Mr Krahenbuhl said talks on Sunday with the Syrian government “offer some grounds for optimism” but stressed that much remains to be done in his meetings today with senior officials to secure humanitarian access for the camp.
Yarmouk was the main camp established in Syria for Palestinians who fled the 1948 war sparked by the creation of Israel.
Before the Syrian civil war, it was a sprawling, built-up neighbourhood that was home to more than 150,000 Palestinians but that number is falling as residents flee or are killed.
President Assad’s forces put it under a crippling blockade after Palestinian rebels based there sided with rebels trying to topple the government during the 2011 Arab Spring.
Additional reporting by AP
The Islamic State has released a new 11-minute video called “We Will Burn America” that calls for supporters to attack the American homeland and promises another 9/11.
by, Patrick Poole | Pj Media
At this juncture I would note the New York Times’ front page article on December 29 that described how America’s top war fighters, namely Special Operations Command, freely admit that they don’t understand the ideology driving ISIS and other Islamic terror groups:
WASHINGTON — Maj. Gen. Michael K. Nagata, commander of American Special Operations forces in the Middle East, sought help this summer in solving an urgent problem for the American military: What makes the Islamic State so dangerous?
Trying to decipher this complex enemy — a hybrid terrorist organization and a conventional army — is such a conundrum that General Nagata assembled an unofficial brain trust outside the traditional realms of expertise within the Pentagon, State Department and intelligence agencies, in search of fresh ideas and inspiration. Business professors, for example, are examining the Islamic State’s marketing and branding strategies.
“We do not understand the movement, and until we do, we are not going to defeat it,” he said, according to the confidential minutes of a conference call he held with the experts. “We have not defeated the idea. We do not even understand the idea.”
General Nagata’s frustration is shared by other American officials. Even as President Obama and his top civilian and military aides express growing confidence that Iraqi troops backed by allied airstrikes have blunted the Islamic State’s momentum on the ground in Iraq and undermined its base of support in Syria, other officials acknowledge they have barely made a dent in the larger, longer-term campaign to kill the ideology that animates the terrorist movement.
You can call in all the marketing executives and Harvard academics all you like, but when the Obama administration — meaning the entire U.S. government – as a matter of established policy refuses to acknowledge the ideology and intentions that our enemy publishes IN ENGLISH in the form of videos, audio recordings and magazines, and actively prohibits anyone in a government department or agency from discussing or speaking about said ideology, you really are beyond hope. And so is America.
ISIS: We Will Burn America (FULL UNCUT VIDEO)
*WARNING: Contains GRAPHIC Images
Pictured above: Ruins of the Franciscan Monastery in Berlin, Germany. Ruine der Franziskaner-Klosterkirche
by, Kirsten Grieshaber | Yahoo News
BERLIN (AP) — An Israeli citizen who was found killed in the ruins of a Berlin church had approached the Jewish community last week asking for food and a place to sleep, a rabbi said Wednesday.
Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal told The Associated Press that the Israeli, who had suffered massive head injuries, was a “man in his early 20’s who came to us during the day last Friday and didn’t have a place to sleep and didn’t have anything to eat.”
Teichtal, who is a community rabbi in Berlin and also the head of the Chabad Jewish Education Center in the city, said a fellow rabbi arranged a place to sleep for the man at a community center near Alexanderplatz — less than a kilometer from where the victim was found Sunday morning.
“We arranged everything for him, but then he didn’t show up again,” Teichtal said.
Israel’s embassy in Germany confirmed Wednesday that the man found in the ruins of the Franciscan monastery was an Israeli citizen.
The embassy said in a statement that its consul, Eyal Siso, had received confirmation of the man’s identity. It declined to release the victim’s name or age.
Berlin police said the man was found by passers-by in the early hours of Sunday with “massive injuries to his head.” Three people have come forward with information in the case, police said without providing further details.
Despite Germany’s past as home of the Nazis who organized the Holocaust of Europe’s Jews, Berlin has become a popular destination for Israeli tourists in recent years. Some 20,000 to 30,000 mostly young Israelis have moved to Berlin in the past few years.
In recent months, police have stepped up patrols around Alexanderplatz in an attempt to crack down on violent crime.
Frank Jordans contributed to this report.
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
Barack Hussein Obama’s paid electoral infiltrators are in your nation, as we speak, doing their best to influence, interfere and illegally alter the outcome of your election.
They are working diligently, night and day, attempting to implant an ‘Obama-like’ Arab sympathizing candidate that will ultimately turn-over your nation to the Arabs.
Obama is a racist bigot, devout anti-Semite, a Jew hater and desires nothing more than the ultimate destruction of Israel.
So, if ‘you’ love Barack Hussein Obama and desire to have a ‘puppet regime’ controlled by his Muslim administration that seeks to destroy Israel and hand it over to the Arabs..then please, do NOT vote for PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
If ‘you’ desire to see your nation, broken up and divided into pieces..only to be handed over to Hamas for a Palestinian Terrorist State, then please.. do NOT vote Likud.
However, if ‘you’ love freedom, you love your nation and you desire to tell Barack Hussein Obama to ‘..shove his Muslim Agenda in his ass sideways..’
VOTE for PM BENJAMIN NETANYAHU and LIKUD!
The Security of Israel Depends on it.
(Many of ‘us’ did not. And look what we got.)
WE SUPPORT A ‘ONE STATE’ SOLUTION…
The Nation of Israel.. FOREVER!
NOT ONE GRAIN of SAND. NOT ONE INCH of LAND!
Am Y’israel Chai.
The Infiltration of HAMAS Terrorist Organization on America’s College Campus’..
by, Adam Kredo | The Washington Free Beacon
Anti-Israel activists at the University of California, Davis heckled Jewish students and shouted “Allahhu Akbar” at them during a vote last week on a resolution endorsing a boycott of the Jewish state, according to video of the event obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Video courtesy of: FNC & Steven Laboe
The commotion erupted late Thursday evening as pro-Israel students attempted to counter a student government resolution to divest from Israel as part of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Activists waving Palestinian flags shouted at the Jewish and pro-Israel students as they left the meeting room ahead of an eight to two vote in favor of the divestment resolution, which is part of a larger movement by anti-Israel groups to attack Israel and pro-Israel students on campus.
“Allahhu Akhbar!” a large group of activists shouted in unison as the pro-Israel students filed out of U.C. Davis’ meeting room, according to video provided by a member of Aggies for Israel, a pro-Israel student group at Davis.
Following the vote, which was championed by the pro-Hamas group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), unknown vandals spray-painted swastikas on a fraternity house belonging to the Jewish AEPi organization.
Additionally, Azka Fayyaz, a member of the U.C. Davis student senate, posted on her Facebook page a triumphant message following the vote: “Hamas & Sharia law have taken over UC Davis.”
Azka Fayyaz, leader of the ‘BDS Nazi Campus Movement’ known as; Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UC Davis. Azka Fayyaz on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/smartazkanbe?fref=ts
Pro-Israel activists involved in the battle said the series of events at U.C. Davis highlight the danger posed to campuses by the BDS movement.
“BDS activism, anti-Semitism, swastikas, celebration of terror—these things are found together,” said Noah Pollak, executive director of the Emergency Committee for Israel. “The U.C. Davis administration should be deeply alarmed that a member of the student senate has openly endorsed Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist organization whose charter calls for the murder of Jews worldwide.”
Johanna Wilder, a StandWithUs Pacific Northwest campus coordinator, said that the Facebook postings by student senator Fayyaz highlight SJP’s ongoing promotion of hatred.
“This demonstrates the dishonesty and hypocrisy of divestment campaigns on campus,” Wilder said in a statement following the vote. “They claim to be about social justice and human rights, but this student senator’s statement revealed SJP and the BDS movement’s real agenda.”
“A racist group, Hamas is designated a terror organization by the U.S. and many other governments and its charter is sworn to the destruction of the state of Israel,” she said.
Members of the AEPi fraternity also took note of the proximity between the BDS vote and the defacement of their home.
“Our U.C. Davis AEPi fraternity house was tagged with two swastikas, coming 24 hours after the deeply troubling actions on campus coming from those seeking to delegitimize Israel and her people,” a group of AEPi leaders and alumni members said in a joint statement released after the anti-Semitic attack.
U.C. Davis leaders said the administration fully opposes divestment from Israel.
Last weeks’ vote “does not reflect the position of U.C. Davis or the University of California system,” U.C. Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi said in a statement. “The investment policy for the University of California system, including U.C. Davis, is set by the U.C. Board of Regents.”
“The Board and Office of the President issued a statement regarding student resolutions that urge the Board to divest from companies doing business with Israel,” Katehi said. “The statement reiterates the Board’s position that this type of call to action will not be entertained.”
When asked about the controversial comments made by the student senator, a U.C. Davis spokesman said, “statements by individuals do not reflect a position of the university or the university community as a whole … U.C. Davis is built on a foundation of tolerance and inclusion, and we have an obligation to treat each other with respect and dignity even when we disagree.”
He said Davis police are investigating the vandalism incident at AEPi.
“U.C. Davis Student Affairs and U.C. Davis police have met with the fraternity to offer support and advice,” the spokesman said. “It is being investigated as a hate crime.
Israeli/Jewish Students and Supporters Walk-Out in Protest of BDS: (Excellent Speech)
Video courtesy of: 2kbodya
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Report: Anti-Semitism Soaring on U.S. College Campuses
by, Adam Kredo | The Washington Free Beacon
Anti-Semitism on college campuses is growing, with more than half of Jewish students claiming they have witnessed or been subjected to some form of anti-Jewish harassment, according to a new report by a leading human rights organization.
With college campuses across the country acting as a hotbed for anti-Israel activism, Jewish students say they are beginning to be targeted on the basis of their religion, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Trinity College and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law.
The survey, which interviewed 1,157 self-identified Jewish students at 55 U.S. colleges, found that 54 percent experienced or witnessed “anti-Semitism on campus during the first six months of the 2013-2014 academic year.”
Perhaps most surprising, the report found evidence of anti-Semitism across the country, a finding “strongly suggesting anti-Semitism on campus is a nationwide problem,” according to the report.
The findings come as anti-Semitic incidents rise across the globe, with Jewish citizens being targeted for attack by Islamic extremists and far-right neo-Nazis.
This has been accompanied by several high-profile episodes on college campuses in which Jewish students have been subjected to harassment and, in some cases, violence.
The Trinity College researchers who performed the study said they were surprised by the findings.
“The patterns and high rates of anti-Semitism that were reported were surprising,” said Ariela Keysar, an associate research professor at Trinity who co-wrote the report with her colleague Barry Kosmin. “Rather than being localized to a few campuses or restricted to politically active or religious students, this problem is widespread. Jewish students are subjected to both traditional prejudice and the new political anti-Semitism.”
The survey was conducted prior to last year’s conflict in the Gaza Strip, when incidents of anti-Semitism spiked globally.
“That a majority of Jewish students felt that they had suffered or witnessed incidents of anti-Semitism on the college campus in only one academic year was an unexpected finding which requires very serious investigation,” the report states.
Anti-Semitic incidents were found to be underreported, meaning that the number of episodes occurring on campus could be higher than found in the survey.
Of those who reported having “witnessed or personally been subjected to anti-Semitism,” 29 percent said it had occurred at the hands of another student.
Ten percent said it occurred in a club or society on campus, while 3 percent said the anti-Semitism was a product of the “university administrative system,” according to the report.
“The data shows that few types of Jewish students are immune from or can avoid this problem on today’s campuses,” according to the report.
The report further found that students identifying as liberal and as conservative both experienced anti-Semitism.
It also found the such treatment was experienced by students who do not overtly identify as Jewish by wearing a yarmulke or other traditional forms of observance.
“Membership in a Jewish campus organization such as Hillel, Chabad, or a Jewish fraternity/sorority raises the likelihood of reporting anti-Semitism,” the report states.
“The fact that members of [the American Israel Public Affairs Committee], a vocal pro-Israel organization, report the highest rate of anti-Semitism could be interpreted to support the notion that campus anti-Semitism has a political element,” it states. “Nevertheless, half of the more liberal-oriented ‘peacenik’ J Street members report anti-Semitism.”
This finding “belies the canard that campus anti-Semitism is perceived primarily by conservative or right-wing students,” the researchers concluded.
The report additionally found that anti-Semitism was reported at a higher rate among students at colleges in the traditionally liberal areas of the Northeast United States.
One student who anonymously responded to the survey said that anti-Semitism is often associated with liberal political groups advocating boycotts of the Jewish state.
“The divestment campaign and other anti-Israel campaigns on this campus are intertwined with rampant anti-Semitism,” the student was quoted as saying in the report. “After a widespread anti-Israel/anti-Semitic attack earlier this year the University issued a weak response. Jewish students … want to know that our University stands by us.”
The results in the United States are slightly higher than those found in a similar 2011 study conducted in the United Kingdom, where Jewish citizens often find themselves under attack from far-left groups.
Ken Marcus, president and general counsel for the Brandeis Center, said his organization often hears from students who “find that their experiences of anti-Semitism are not taken seriously.”
“This report gives substance and data to their experiences,” Marcus said in a written forward to the report. “The scope of this problem is greater than most observers had realized.”
“Kosmin and Keysar’s eye-opening findings should awaken authorities to the need to address campus anti-Semitism much more aggressively, comprehensively, and effectively than they are now doing,” he said.
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Crossing the Line 2: The New Face of Anti-Semitism on Campus
END RACISM, NAZISM, ANTI-SEMITISM and HATRED on AMERICAN COLLEGE CAMPUSES
BAN BDS and the SJP From Our Children’s Universities!
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
Let YOUR $$$’s Speak = Withhold Donations to Universities That Promote Intolerance by Allowing BDS and SJP Hate Groups on Their Campus’
Send YOUR Children to Universities That Promote Tolerance and Respect of Others.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
– Make a list of ALL of the Universities/Colleges in ‘YOUR’ State.
– Next, Contact each of them and ask if ‘…BDS and/or SJP have chapters on their campus..’
– Then, Contact ‘US’ and Provide the Results.
– Together ‘WE’ will take ACTION!
BE VOCAL – ACT LOCAL!
Flowers left by Muslims in Denmark, honoring the terrorist that murdered 2 innocent Danish citizens. Photo courtesy of: Nic Robertson
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
Muslims from around Denmark are coming to honor 22-year-old Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein at the location where he died in a shoot-out with police. They are hailing as a hero, the Muslim terrorist that murdered 2 Danish citizens and severely wounded 5 police officers, by leaving flowers and messages of support for his actions. El-Hussein is one of the Muslim terrorists responsible for the murder of one person at the Copenhagen Freedom of Speech Conference, before murdering a Jewish man at Copenhagen’s Main Synagogue. Five police officers were also seriously injured, three at the conference and two guarding the Synagogue.
Video courtesy of: jim hoft
Often we hear; ‘..all Muslims are not terrorists..’ but, this is a flawed premise from the beginning. If ‘we’ define a terrorist as only the individual (or) group of individuals that pull the trigger (or) detonate the charge..then no, all Muslims are not terrorists.
But is that an accurate definition of ‘..a terrorist?..’
Is the get-away-driver who waits in the car outside of the bank, not as guilty of being a bank robber, as the one who goes inside the bank and takes the money? They are both pieces of the same plot. Spokes in the same wheel. And, our judicial system agrees. The culpability is equally assigned and the punishment equally distributed.
Does the person (or) persons that ‘finance’ a bank robbery, also possess guilt and responsibility for the bank robbery? After all, there are costs associated with robbing a bank. There is the vehicle, the fuel in the vehicle, the weapons, ammunition, etc. that make the bank robbery possible.
ALL Muslims pay an obligatory percentage of their income in the form of a ‘..religious tax..’ called ‘Zakat.’ This is one of the primary reasons Muslims expect and demand interest-free loans. They expect 100% of their ‘non-disposable’ income to go to the Mosque (and/or) Islamic organizations, for the spread of Islam. It is a well known fact that this ‘Zakat’ is often funneled through back-door channels and redistributed to terrorist organizations. And the far majority of Muslims know exactly where this money goes and what it is used for. There have been many Federal cases, indictments and prosecutions of Islamic ‘charity’ groups caught funding terrorism. These ‘charities’ are where the majority of the Zakat goes. Because, not ‘all’ Muslims desire to strap-on suicide-bomber vests, but they do desire to assist in purchasing them for the ones who do.
Therefore, it is not accurate to say..there are only a small percentage of Muslim terrorists.
We clearly see the masses come out in support of the terrorist. We know they ALL financially support terrorism.
And by this definition, YES, ALL MUSLIMS ARE TERRORISTS!