FBI claims to have suspect in shooting…
by, Suzanne Carlson | Hartford Courant | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
MERIDEN, Connecticut — On the same day Gov. Dannel P. Malloy visited Baitul Aman mosque to offer support, a local official reassured the public that police have a suspect in the recent shooting that left the mosque’s wall riddled with bullet holes.
No one was injured in the shooting, which occurred sometime over the weekend that followed the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. The FBI was called in to investigate.
Kevin Scarpati, chairman of the city council’s public safety committee and mayor-elect, said Friday that police Chief Jeffry Cossette told him authorities have a suspect. Cossette could not be reached for comment, but the FBI issued a statement.
“As a result of our ongoing investigation, we believe that this was an isolated incident and there is no outstanding threat to the community associated with the shooting,” Marybeth Miklos, spokeswoman for the FBI in New Haven, said in a news release. “The criminal investigation into this incident is ongoing,”
When asked to confirm Scarpati’s statements, Miklos said, “We have no further comment beyond our released statement.”
Gov. Malloy visited the mosque Friday afternoon shortly after a prayer service.
“It’s a great honor to be with you, I wish it was under different circumstances,” Malloy said. “I just really wanted to pay my respects, tell you that I stand with you.”
Regional Imam Hamid Malik said there were not regular prayer services on Saturday, Nov. 14, because most members were in New York for the third annual “Holy Quran and Science” symposium.
When members returned to the mosque to pray Sunday evening, they found four bullet holes in the wall next to the prayer hall. One bullet had struck the mosque’s concrete foundation, two more traveled through an outer wall, and a fourth pierced both exterior walls and an interior partition. The shots were fired from the direction of Main Street.
Malloy told the mosque’s members that “right-thinking Americans don’t support this kind of behavior,” but “I think Americans also, particularly the most ignorant among us, tend not to understand even the most basic differences in Islam,” Malloy said. “Quite frankly, if you were present in Syria or Iraq, you would be potentially victims based on your beliefs.”
Baitul Aman mosque is part of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, an Islamic sect founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in 1889. Ghulam Ahmad instituted nonviolent “jihad of the pen,” and is considered to be the messiah by followers. But that belief is heresy to other Muslim sects who persecute Ahmadis, Imam Malik said.
Malik said his father’s cousin was one of 90 killed in an attack on Ahmadi mosques in Pakistan in 2010, and Pakistan and other countries openly condemn Ahmadis as not being true Muslims.
Mohammed Qureshi, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Connecticut, thanked local police who responded “within 15 minutes” Sunday and investigated through the night.
During Friday’s prayer service, Imam Malik recited a verse from the Quran that says whenever someone kills a person, “it shall be as if he had killed all of mankind.”
Following the service, Salaam Bhatti, deputy spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, encouraged members to resist the fear that the Islamic State group and domestic terrorists are trying to instill.
“Do not retreat into your homes. Do not lock the doors of your mosques. Because if you do that, you are letting the terrorists write the narrative of Islam,” Bhatti said.
Many Muslims who attend Baitul Aman mosque emigrated from across the globe, some as refugees and asylum-seekers.
Members thanked Malloy for his willingness to accept Syrian refugees in Connecticut. Malloy has been vocal in that recent debate, and outside the mosque, he said many who oppose gun control legislation after a mass shooting are the same politicians calling for Muslims to be listed on a national registry and for refugees to be kept out of the country.
“I think there’s this double standard, [a] sick double standard,” Malloy said.
He said government reports show people on the terrorism watch list were able to legally purchase firearms, and “the same governors who are saying we should stop people at state borders and national borders are the same governors who give in to the NRA and should take some amount of personal responsibility for 2,043 people who are on the American terrorism watch list, having allowed them to buy guns.”
Zainab Danquah, 31, of Manchester, came to the area from Ghana a year ago, and Ayesha Kusi, 48, of Waterbury, also moved from Ghana 12 years ago.
Both said they were shocked and afraid by the shooting at the mosque, and had not experienced anything like it in Ghana. But the fear had dissipated by the end of Friday’s service.
“I feel comfortable, I feel OK,” Danquah said.
Shihida Ahmad, 46, of North Haven, said the mosque brings members together from all over the state and as far away as Massachusetts.
“I felt like that bullet touched my heart,” after the shooting, said Ahmad, who is assistant president of the mosque’s women’s auxiliary.
But the support the mosque has received from the community, “means a lot, tears are coming from my eyes,” Ahmad said. “We got some pain and then this is the healing part … we’ll come here to pray no matter what happens.”
When asked what she would say to the gunman, Ahmad replied, “I would say come to our mosque and experience our love for all and hatred for none.”
Eamon Virk, 30, of West Hartford, said she felt it was important to attend Friday’s prayer service with her two children, ages 7 and 4. Virk is regional president of the women’s auxiliary and her husband is ESPN anchor Adnan Virk, the first Muslim host hired by that network.
Virk said she has not discussed the shooting with her children, and she was initially apprehensive about returning to the mosque.
But, “I said I’m going to take them. They need to see the support our community gives to us,” Virk said. “Today I think everybody showed solidarity and came together.”
Baitul Aman mosque is holding an open house for the public Saturday, Nov. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. The mosque is at 410 Main St. in Meriden.
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled | h/t Conflict News
Massive explosions and heavy gunfire have been reported throughout the Saint-Denis suburbs of Paris France.
French Special Weapons and Tactics Teams have been carrying out a second wave of raids throughout the greater Paris area in search of Muslim terrorists connected to the recent Paris attacks.
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.)
by, Sam Prince | Heavy.com
A new video purportedly released by the Islamic State is a gruesome, montage “music video” with a warning for Russians that an attack will take place there soon. It is believed to be directed at Russians because lyrics like “Russia is dying” and “The Kremlin will be ours” are included in the song, known as a “nasheed” or Islamic chant.
The video was released on November 12, 2015 and is titled “Soon, Very Soon the Blood Will Spill Like an Ocean.” It includes video clips from various, violent ISIS videos previously released overlaid with the jihadi nasheed.
W A R N I N G:
This video contains one (or) more of the following:
MUSLIMS, ISLAM, BIG F’N KNIVES and HEADS WITHOUT BODIES;
IS IT GRAPHIC?
What do ‘you’ think?
Video courtesy of: Heavy.com
Soon, very soon
The blood will spill like an ocean
The kafir throats
Will tremble from the knives.
The lions of the ummah have awoken.
They raised their swords,
Strengthening the ummah.
Day after day.
The soldiers of Allah
Know not fear.
Has guided them to Allah.
We will strike the idol,
The cross, and the [idolaters].
With energy we raise,
The black in the hearts.
O filthy kafir,
You are not brave at all.
The sound of your voice
Has been silenced.
The khilafah was built.
We will take through battle
The lands of yours we wish.
So much of your lands.
We will make your wives
And make your children
Your resources will do you no good.
They will not save you from becoming,
Slaves to the nation of sons,
The brave knights.
We came to you with slaughter,
In your gun barrel
We have seen paradise.
The snipers are ready
And from their places
Your heedles places.
We will return all our lands.
No one ignores this
Except for the fool
Or the blind.
Europe is shaking.
Russia is dying.
With destructive death.
We will bring back [the Caucasus]
And will not permit the rule
Of the dark forces another time.
The Kremlin will be ours.
The Ural will return.
Kafir will shake.
We want the sharia in [Tatarstan].
The Russian city will be shocked by [“God is great”].
Here is Moscow!
Whoever wants to live
Will have to pay [non-Muslim tax]
If he refuses Islam.
These are our words
In your major cities
We will corner you.
You won’t be able to escape.
Nor spread your corruption.
You will live a life of humiliation
Only from now on.
In the hereafter,
Hellfire awaits you.
Child beheaded by ISIS in Afghanistan along with six other people. (Photo: Twitter – Courtesy of: RAWA News
by, Fazul Rahim, Mushtaq Yusufzai, F. Brinley Bruton & Wajahat S. Khan | RAWA News
KABUL, Afghanistan — Three women and a child were among seven people beheaded by suspected ISIS-linked militants in southern Afghanistan, officials told NBC News on Monday.
Their bodies were taken to a hospital on Sunday after fighters who were holding them fled during an assault by rival militants in Zabul province, Deputy Governor Massoud Bakhtawar told NBC News. It was not known exactly when the victims, all members of the Hazara minority, were killed.
“We are not sure who beheaded them, but they were abducted … by foreign militants loyal to Daesh,” Bakhtawar said, using an alternate name for ISIS.
The deaths came amid escalating fighting between rival Taliban factions in the province.
At least 80 people have died in Zabul over the weekend, both fighters and civilians, according to two Taliban commanders who spoke to NBC News on condition of anonymity.
According to Gul Islam, a spokesman for Zabul’s governor, 53 militants have been killed in “very heavy fighting” in the area. Officials did not say how many civilians may have been killed.
Journalists cannot work safely in the area and there was no way to independently verify the differing casualty reports.
The announcement in July that reclusive long-time leader Mullah Omar was dead sparked a leadership battle within the Taliban, with his deputy Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour being named leader over the objections of many militants.
Around 400 ISIS-linked Uzbeks were fighting with a rival faction led by Mullah Mohammad Rasool Akhund in the province, according to a spokesman for the group, Abdul Manan Niazi.
Militants linked to ISIS have been making inroads in the regions, luring members of the Taliban who are unhappy with the Afghan group’s leadership.
A senior member of Pakistan’s intelligence branch who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press told NBC News the split was largely due to divisions over peace talks.
“The more you push the Taliban, the more split they will get about joining up with ISIS or talking,” he said.
15 Muslim males repeatedly rape 13-Year-old English Girl…
by, Jenny Loweth | Telegraph and Argus | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
A JURY was this morning sworn in to try the case of 14 men and a youth accused of sexual offences involving a girl aged 13 to 14.
The trial at Bradford Crown Court is expected to last four to six weeks.
The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC, told the jurors the defendants were charged with sexual offences, principally against one under-age teenager, but the case also featured a second girl aged 15.
All but one of the accused faced charges of child rape.
Prosecutor Michelle Colborne QC will tomorrow morning begin to open the case for the Crown in the packed courtroom.
Potential jurors were read out a lengthy list of civilian witnesses, police officers, police community support officers and schools and parks in the Keighley area that will feature in the trial.
On trial are: Khalid Mahmood, 34, whose address was given as Ashfield Prison, South Gloucestershire, who has pleaded not guilty to five allegations of rape; Yasser Kabir, 25, of Belgrave Road, Keighley, and Tauqeer Hussain, 23, of Belgrave Road, Keighley, who deny four allegations of rape; Nazir Khan, 23, of Buxton Street, Keighley, who pleads not guilty to three allegations of rape.
Israr Ali, 19, of Devonshire Street West, Keighley; Mohammed Sardar, 19, of Bradford Street, Lawkholme, Keighley; Saqib Younis, 29, of Bradford Street, Lawkholme, Keighley; Bilal Ziarab, 21, of Sedgwick Close, Manningham, Bradford; Sufyan Ziarab, 22, of Kendal Mellor Court, Keighley; Zain Ali, 20, of Buxton Street, Keighley, and Faisal Khan, 27, of Buxton Street, Keighley, all deny two allegations of rape.
Rohail Iqbal, 22, of Skipton Road, Beechcliffe, Keighley; Rohail Hussain, 18, of Hawk Street, Lawkholme, Keighley, and a 17-year-old youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, who plead not guilty to one allegation of rape; and taxi driver Mohammed Akram, 62, of Holker Street, Keighley, who denies a charge of sexual activity with a child under 16.
All the alleged offences are said to have occurred between May, 2011 and June 2012, except for one charge relating to a second alleged victim, who was 15 at the time. That is said to have taken place between January and May 2009.
The trial continues.
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Britain’s Pakistani Muslim Child Rape Gangs:
Video courtesy of: Dispatches BBC and андрей волошин