Analysis and Narration by, Trevor Phillips | Blazing CatFur | Video by, Who knows u know
This is perhaps the broadest survey of the ‘Muslim mindset’ in Britain, conducted to date. The research data was all derived from thousands of ‘face to face’ interviews and explores questions on free speech, terrorism, Israel, polygamy, homosexuality, stoning of adulterers and much more…
It’s a very well made video and definitely worth the watch, facilitating insight and a deeper understanding into…
What British Muslims Really Think:
U.S. President Barack Obama makes a point at a National Security Council meeting in February 2016. (Photo: Pete Souza/White House) Photo courtesy of: The Clarion Project
While Obama’s statements about a modernist reformation are certainly welcome, the right goal can only be achieved with the right strategy.
by, Ryan Mauro | The Clarion Project
For the first time, President Obama said that Islam needs a modernist reformation. This is what was missing from his speech at a Maryland mosque (see video below) on February 3, which presented a critical opportunity where Obama could have had his “tear down this wall” moment.
In a comprehensive interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, Obama referred to his speech in Cairo at Al-Azhar University in 2009, saying:
“I was hoping that my speech could trigger a discussion, could create space for Muslims to address the real problems they are confronting—problems of governance, and the fact that some currents of Islam have not gone through a reformation that would help people adapt their religious doctrines to modernity.”
Obama also said, “There is a need for Islam as a whole to challenge that interpretation of Islam, to isolate it, and to undergo a vigorous discussion within their community about how Islam works as part of a peaceful, modern society.”
The Cairo speech was written to chip away at two boulders standing in the way of such a reformation, he explained: The scapegoating of Israel, which serves to distract Muslims from self-reflection and concerns about wholesale negative impressions of Muslims.
“I do not persuade peaceful, tolerant Muslims to engage in that debate if I’m not sensitive to their concern that they are being tagged with a broad brush,” Obama argued.
Here, a word of caution is due: Not every “reformation” is equal. As Raymond Ibrahim explains, the hardline Islamic movements that President Obama wants swept away actually are a reformation movement. In fact, Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna and “Wahhabism” founder Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab styled their movements as “reformist.”
President Obama’s qualifier of a modernist reformation is helpful in guarding against these types of reformers. But again, another word of caution: Democratic elections are not necessarily the engines of this modernist reformation, since Islamist movements like the Muslim Brotherhood participate in them.
One interesting point in the interview is when Jeffrey Goldberg reflects on President Obama’s early closeness to the democratically-elected Islamist leader of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (who was then prime minister and is now president of Turkey).
Goldberg writes that Obama now “considers him a failure and an authoritarian.” Obama’s mistaken hope in Erdogan and his deceitful “moderate Islamism” should be a hard-earned lesson.
An equally surprising part of the interview is when Goldberg explains how President Obama has noticed Indonesia “move from a relaxed, syncretistic Islam to a more fundamentalist, unforgiving interpretation” (Goldberg’s words). Obama saw the proliferation of the hijab in Indonesia as indicative of this trend he is concerned about and for which he largely blames Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.
Obama’s statements about the need for an Islamic modernist reformation are certainly welcome, but the right goal can only be achieved with the right strategy.
Similarly, the right reformation can only be achieved with the right reformers. And we have no reason to believe that the current administration has picked them, much less come up with a strategy to empower them.
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Israeli man, who was collecting money for charity, hospitalized in moderate condition after Petah Tikva attack
by, Raoul Wootliff | The Times of Israel | h/t Gary Jonathan
An Israeli man who was stabbed multiple times Tuesday afternoon in a terror attack in Petah Tikva managed to remove the knife from his neck and use it to stab and neutralize his attacker, aided by the store owner, police said.
The attacker, a Palestinian, died a few minutes later, police said. The victim, an ultra-Orthodox man of about 40 who suffered multiple stab wounds to his upper body, was hospitalized in moderate condition. The store owner was not injured.
The Palestinian assailant had followed the man, who was collecting money for charity, into a wine shop on the central city’s Baron Hirsch Street and began stabbing him “multiple times” in the upper body in a “frenzied attack,” police said.
At one point, the victim managed to break away and fled the store, while the owner of the store hit the attacker and tried to subdue him, police said. The victim then returned to the store, pulled the knife out of his own neck, and stabbed his attacker.
Initial reports had said the stabbing may have occurred during an altercation; however, the incident was later confirmed by police as a terror attack.
Magen David Adom paramedics said they treated the victim at the scene before taking him to the city’s Beilinson Hospital.
Nati Ostri, a volunteer medic from United Hatzalah who also treated the victim, said he found the man lying on the floor outside a convenience store.
“Together with other volunteers of the Ambucycle Unit of United Hatzalah we treated the victim utilizing first aid treatment, following which he was taken to Beilinson Hospital in an ambulance. At the time of transfer the victim was conscious,” he said.
EXCLUSIVE UNCUT VIDEO:
- A Racist Muslim, 39, assaulted a group of Jewish men outside Melbourne synagogue
- He was filmed shouting ‘Go back to Israel’ and ‘swear to Allah’ on Thursday
- Man then tried to strangle one of the Rabis from Adass Israel Synagogue
- He had allegedly stolen a child’s scooter from outside the synagogue
- He was charged with theft, criminal damage and unlawful assault
by, Emily Crane | Daily Mail (Australia) | h/t AFF and Judy D. Lanza
MELBOURNE, Australia: A man who shouted ‘swear to Allah’ as he tried to strangle a Jewish Rabi outside a synagogue was tackled by a group of men dressed in religious attire when he became violent.
Video footage shows the 39-year-old man arguing with a group of Orthodox Jews outside the Adass Israel Synagogue in Ripponlea, south of Melbourne, on Thursday night.
The Reservoir man, who was drunk at the time, had been walking with three others towards the nearby train station when he allegedly stole a child’s scooter from outside the synagogue.
He got into a verbal argument with several Jewish men who came out of the synagogue to question him over the alleged theft.
Video courtesy of: Daily Mail (Australia)
The man, who was wearing a red shirt, pair of board shorts and no shoes, then slapped one of them in the face after he was told to ‘talk nicely’.
The victim and another man quickly cornered him on the ramp of the synagogue and told him to settle down because the police were on their way.
‘You settle down right now. You’ve got booze inside of you, true or not?’ the Jewish Rabi said in the video.
The man, who repeatedly said he was Aboriginal, started shouting at one of the men: ‘Go back to Israel’ and asked ‘Do you want to swear to Allah?’.
The man was then caught on camera trying to grab hold of the Jewish man’s throat.
The group of men, dressed in religious attire, quickly tackled him and pinned his arms and legs to the concrete until police arrived a short time later.
The man was arrested and charged with theft, criminal damage and two counts of unlawful assault over the incident.
A Rabi from the synagogue told Daily Mail Australia the man who bore the brunt of the attack was not injured in the scuffle. He said police told him at the time the man was on drugs.
‘It was an isolated incident and it was handled very well. It wasn’t anti-Semitic. The guy was on drugs and ice,’ he said.
‘A group of four were walking through the lane and they walked past some of the kids. I think they made a comment and then they started stealing their scooters.
‘This guy decided to stay for some odd reason and that’s when it happened. We handed the footage over to police.’
The man was held by police for several hours before being released on bail. He will front Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on January 19 next year.
Actual photo from the Bataclan Theatre in Paris, France. Photo courtesy of: (My dear friend “Maggy Read“)
by, Tom Cleary | Heavy.com
Daniel Psenny recorded the video from his apartment window as victims poured out of the Paris concert hall. Gunfire can be heard from inside. Some of the victims collapse outside the door, and remain motionless throughout the video. Another victim is dragged down the alleyway by a friend. At lest two people can be seen hanging from second-floor windows.
Sporadic gunfire can be heard as the victims leave the building.
Psenny was later shot in the arm while trying to rescue wounded victims, he told Le Monde. He said the bullet was fired from a window.
He told the newspaper he was watching TV and heard what he thought was firecrackers. At first he thought it was coming from the TV. He then saw people leaving the Bataclan, with “all the world” running from the building. He said he saw blood and a woman clinging from the window, and thought of the images of the September 11 attacks.
Video courtesy of: Le Monde | Heavy.com | JSMedia Productions
After filming for a few minutes, he went downstairs to help someone who had collapsed in the alley. He was then shot.
He said the victim he rescued was American, and had been shot in the leg. The other man vomited and was cold. Psenny wrapped the man’s leg in a tourniquet and they waited until police raided the building.
According to CNN, at least 100 people were killed inside the theater, where multiple gunmen opened fire, through grenades into the crowd and then took hostages, killing victims one by one until police officers stormed the building. The attackers then detonated suicide vests, killing themselves.
The Bataclan theater has a capacity of 1,500 people and was said to be sold out. Concertgoers posted photos from inside the venue before the shooting began:
The victims at the Bataclan theater were watching a concert by the American band Eagles of Metal.
Here is a video of the shoot-out between police and terrorists outside the Bataclan Theatre:
(Clearly the French Police are ‘out-gunned’ by the Muslim Terrorists.)
Chilling footage shows female terrorist prepare to strike outside Beitar Illit.
by, Tova Dvorin | Arutz Sheva | h/t Seth Charnes
Footage has emerged of the brutal stabbing attack outside Beitar Illit on Sunday afternoon, showing the terrorist coldly waiting to strike a security guard outside the gate, as he checked her ID card.
The terrorist, whom unconfirmed reports identify as 23 year-old Halva Alian of Bethlehem, was neutralized by security forces at the scene shortly after the attack.
The guard, an unnamed 35 year-old Israeli, is listed as suffering from light injuries to the hand or stomach.