by, Stoyan Zaimov | CP World
The Islamic State terror group is defending the village of Dabiq in northern Syria as U.S.-backed Syrian rebels launch attacks, seeking to liberate the village that IS believes will be the center of an apocalyptic battle between Christians and Islamists.
“If matters proceed as planned, within 48 hours we will be in Dabiq,” Ahmed Osman, commander of the Sultan Murad Free Syrian Army, told Reuters on Monday.
The Independent reports that at least 15 Turkish and Syrian rebels have been killed in the fighting near Dabiq, but a much fiercer battle is expected to take place for the village which is in the center of IS’ propaganda operation.
The Islamic militants believe that Dabiq, which they first captured in August 2014, will be the host of a major battle between Islamic and Christian forces that will signal the beginning of the apocalypse.
ARA News added that U.S.-led coalition warplanes have been aiding the Syrian rebels with airstrikes, killing and wounding over 20 of the militants.
IS has been losing its grip on a number of towns across Iraq and Syria, with additional reports that Turkey-backed rebels have captured areas in the northern countryside of Aleppo.
“Backed by an air cover from the coalition, rebel fighters of the Euphrates Shield expelled ISIS from the eastern suburb of Maree town,” rebel spokesman Salih al-Zein said.
“The rebels have also captured the Akhtarin village after heavy clashes with ISIS,” he added.
Besides being the center of an apocalyptic final battle that IS predicts, Dabiq also lends its name to the monthly stylized propaganda magazine that IS publishes, which explains its ideology and celebrates terror attacks that have been carried out around the world.
Osman added that IS officials have sent close to 800 additional fighters to defend the village from advancing FSA rebels, but the terror group has been unable to stop several other villages near Dabiq from being recaptured.
Rebel and U.S.-backed forces are also preparing to attack and recapture two other IS strongholds, namely Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, which would also be a massive blow to the terror group’s ambitions.
The apocalyptic beliefs of IS have been explored by a number of counter-terrorism experts, including Sebastian Gorka, author of The New York Times best-selling book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War and chair of military theory at the Marine Corps University.
Gorka said at the first annual The Bridge conference for the persecuted church hosted by International Christian Concern in July that an English-language translation of IS’ former name was the ‘Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham,’ with the latter part of the name bearing the most significance.
“Like every religion, Islam has an eschatology. It has a story of the End Times. Just as in Christian eschatology, the talks of a final period of tribulation or judgment day and a series of battles between the believers and non-believers, Islam has the same,” Gorka said, according to The Christian Post
“Everybody will be resurrected and judged by Allah at the End Times. But prior to that judgment, there will be a series of battles in al-Sham. The pivotal jihad, the last jihad will occur in this territory.”
by, Samuel Smith | CP News and World Reports
A Pakistani Christian family was tied up and beaten by a group of Muslims who stormed their home last month looking to force the family to convert to Islam. But when the family refused to renounce their faith, their youngest daughter was abducted, raped and has yet to return home.
The London-based charity British Pakistani Christian Association has come to the aid of the Masih family, a family of 10 Christians caught in the grips of bonded labor (modern day slavery) near the city of Kasur in Eastern Pakistan.
According to BPCA, the family lived in a small home made of mud and had been constantly pressured by local Muslims to convert to Islam, as they were the only family in the neighborhood who hadn’t embraced Islam.
On the night of Sept. 15, a group of six Muslim men and a Muslim woman stormed the family’s home with guns, sticks and metal rods and severely beat members of the Christian family.
The group of intruders hoped that the family’s pain and suffering would cause them to reconsider their prior refusals to convert to Islam. Despite the pain, the family again refused to deny Christ and convert to Islam.
After the family refused to convert, the Muslims grew enraged and tied up and blindfolded all but two of the family members.
As the family consists of six daughters and two sons, the Muslims dragged the family’s 17-year-old daughter, Jameela, and 20-year-old son, Arif, and threw them into the back of a van parked outside of the home.
Arif, who was eventually able to escape out an open door while no one was looking, told BPCA that he and Jameela were taken to an unknown building in an unknown location that he later figured out was a mansion of some sort.
Arif explained that when they arrived at the mansion, they were both tortured separately. Despite the torture, Arif again refused to convert to Islam. While he could hear the screams of his sister, one of the captors told Arif that other Muslim men were taking turns raping his sister and that all he had to do to save his her was embrace Islam. However, he again refused to renounce Christ.
As the sun rose the next morning, Arif took advantage of an opportunity to escape when his blindfold slipped and he noticed that the door was left open with no one around monitoring him.
It took hours for Arif to return home, as he had to walk most of the way before he caught a ride on a rickshaw.
Having been taken so far from home, Arif is not able to recall the location of the mansion that he and his sister were taken too. He also believes that his sister was taken to another location because he did not hear her screams before he escaped the mansion.
The family is now living in a safehouse sponsored by BPCA in Pakistan. That is the same safehouse that another Christian family trapped in bonded labor stayed at while BPCA worked to secure their emancipation.
“This family is deeply traumatized but safe now. We will now begin the arduous task of helping them rebuild their lives in an atmosphere of safety,” BPCA Chairman Wilson Chowdhry said in a statement. “However, the captured daughter Jameela may well never be found and her malicious kidnapping is causing great anguish and despair. [For] Muslim despots [to be able to] kidnap Christian girls with such impunity is a blight on Pakistan’s international reputation.”
According to a 2014 report by the NGO Movement of Solidarity and Peace, as many as 700 Christian girls in Pakistan are kidnapped and forced into Islamic marriages every year. Many times, the police fail to take action and claim that the child left home and entered into Islamic marriage of her own will.
After the attack and kidnapping, the Masih family first went to their Muslim landlord, who not only told them to talk to the police but ordered them to go back to work the day after. The family attempted to file charges with the police. However, local police in Kasur refused to register the family’s case.
The police department was even pressured by Pakistani Sen. Kamran Michael to register the police report, however, Deputy Superintendent Abdul Qayoom Gondal refuses to register the case.
BPCA has hired a lawyer to take on the Masih’s case. According to BPCA, the lawyer was able to reach an agreement for the police to do a preliminary investigation. Thanks to corroborating witness statements, it is likely that a First Information Report will eventually be filed.
According to an application for a FIR, the perpetrators involved in the beating and kidnapping are Ghulam Muhamad, Ilyas Muhamed, Irfan Muhamad, M. Boota, M. Ashraf, M. Haroon and Umraan Bibi, all of whom are relatives.
BPCA reports that the assault on the Christian family occurred after the mother, 50-year-old Mumtaz Masih, was recently harassed by Muslim women in the neighborhood who were again looking to convert her and her family to Islam.
Irritated by the fact that her family kept getting harassed, Mumtaz and the women got into a heated exchange in which Mumtaz allegedly insulted the Muslim women, which could have triggered the violent attacks.
BPCA has launched a petition calling on the Pakistani government to end “the mass abduction, rape and forced marriage of Christians and other minority women, through tougher laws and stronger policing protocol.”
Additionally, BPCA is accepting online donations to aid persecuted Christians like the Masih family.
FBI REPORT: A Prince George’s County man sought out American military personnel to Murder on behalf of the Islamic State
by, Deb Belt | Bowie Patch | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
HYATTSVILLE, MD — A Hyattsville man who came to the United States from Bangladesh as a child is in federal custody on a charge that he tried to help the terrorist organization ISIS by planning to kill an American military member.
Nelash Mohamed Das, 24, was charged by federal criminal complaint Monday with attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS or the Islamic State. Federal authorities say that for the past year, Das used social media to express his support for the Islamic State, including support for terrorist attacks in Paris, France, and San Bernardino, CA.
“Individuals intent on carrying out violence in the name of foreign terrorist organizations pose one of the most concerning threats that law enforcement faces today and stopping these offenders before they are able to act is our highest priority,” said Assistant Attorney General Carlin in a news release.
On Oct. 26, 2015, Das tweeted the name of an individual and the city where they lived, stating that the individual “aspires to kill Muslims.” Das knew that the individual hoped to become a member of the U.S. military. ISIS members and supporters have posted identifying information about U.S. military personnel in hopes that follower would carry out attacks against them, the FBI says.
The affidavit alleges that Das was advertising the individual’s identity and whereabouts in order to inspire violence against that individual.
On Jan. 30, 2016, Das reportedly tweeted a picture of an AK-47 assault rifle along with the message, “This is more than just a gun. This is a ticket to Jannah,” a reference to the Islamic concept of paradise.
According to the affidavit, Das attended classes at a firing range in Prince George’s County to practice firing weapons, and submitted his fingerprints to obtain a handgun permit.
In May 2016, Das met a someone working for the FBI whom he believed was also a supporter of ISIS. Das later told the unidentified source that he wanted to kill a particular military member who lived in Prince George’s County, and whose identifying information Das had obtained the prior year from a list posted online by ISIL. After that, he hoped to travel overseas for ISIS.
In a meeting on Sept. 11, 2016, Das confirmed that he was committed “100 percent” to conducting an attack and, “That’s like my goal in life,” according to court documents. In a meeting the following day, Das asked that ISIS pay him for future killings of U.S. military personnel, but added that he would do it for free, as well.
On Sept. 28, 2016, Das and the informant drove to a firearms store in Virginia, where Das purchased ammunition and was given bogus information on a target with the expectation that he would be paid $80,000 for the attack. Das was arrested at the scene of the planned attack two days later by FBI agents.
Das was ordered to be detained pending a detention hearing, which is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.
Das faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison if convicted.
According to the affidavit, Das was admitted to the U.S. in 1995 and is a legal permanent resident.
Uninvited Party Crasher Brings Comin’ to Allah Celebration to an Unexpected Early Ending…
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled | Support Israel | h/t Linda Hall II @ Uniting the West
INKHIL, Daraa Province, Syria: During a recent meeting of high-ranking officials at the Headquaters of the US Funded Terrorist Organization “FSA (Free Syrian Army)” ..a suicide bomber entered the facility, detonatating a C4 laden explosive vest.
At least 20 Islamic Terrorists are known to have been killed in the blast that occured in the conference room. Numerous high-ranking military commanders were in attendance, along with the interior minister from the interim cabinet, which were all reportedly killed.
by, Associated Press | The New York Post | h/t Blazing CatFur
BOSTON — A Rhode Island man charged with conspiring to help the Islamic State group has decided to plead guilty to charges he plotted with others to kill conservative blogger Pamela Geller.
Nicholas Rovinski is charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries.
Prosecutors say the Warwick man plotted with two Massachusetts men to behead Geller. She angered Muslims when she organized a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in 2015. The plot wasn’t carried out.
A document filed in court Tuesday says a change-of-plea hearing for Rovinski is scheduled for Thursday.
Rovinski’s lawyer said Rovinski was a vulnerable man who “fell deep into a rabbit hole of extremist ideology” but now renounces any sympathy for the IS group.
D E A T H t o t h e U M M A H – D E A T H t o I S L A M
by, Stan Greene | Santa Monica Observer | h/t The Clarion Project
As President, Hillary Clinton will appoint Huma Abedin as Secretary of State. This according to leaked e mails between Abedin, Mrs. Clinton, and Clinton’s former chief of staff Cheryl Mills.
Abedin, 40, would be the first Moslem Secretary of State, and one of the youngest ever. She would not, however, be the first foreign born Secretary of State. Henry Kissinger, 93, has that distinction, having been appointed by Richard Nixon.
Huma Mahmood Abedin, 40, served as vice chairwoman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for President. Prior to that, she served as the deputy chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from 2009 to 2013.
ABedin parlayed a 1996 Whitehouse internship into a role as Mrs. Clinton’s Right Hand Man, or Woman.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is listed as the supervisor certifying Abedin’s designation as a “special government employee. This classification allowed Abedin to work for an outside consulting firm and the Clinton Foundation, at the same time that she advised then Secretary of State Clinton.http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/clinton-abedin-state-job-approved-214038#ixzz4KYuDW8UF
The Clinton campaign reiterated Sunday that Clinton did not personally sign documents for Abedin, or other employees. Hillary Clinton’s name was listed in print, but the signature underneath was redacted by the State Department. The document caused a stir and led to media reports Clinton had lied about not having been involved..
Clinton had said on TV weeks ago that she “was not directly involved” in Abedin’s SGE status, a position that is currently under investigation by the Senate Judiciary Committee for potential conflicts of interest.
According to documents obtained by the conservative group Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, released Thursday, Clinton was the immediate supervisor named on one of the documents that transition her to this new post, permitting her then-deputy chief of staff to serve simultaneously as an outside consultant.
The campaign on Sunday said signed the form, not Clinton herself. Mills would have the authority to sign such forms for Abedin.
Prior to that she was traveling chief of staff and served as assistant for Clinton during Clinton’s campaign for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election.
She is married to, but separated from, Anthony Weiner, a former U.S. Representative from New York. Weiner has been a major embarrassment to the Clintons. Weiner has a penchant for sending partially clothed photos of himself to women he’s met on the internet. But unless you’ve been on Mars this year, you already know that story.
Despite having grown up in different countries, Abedin and Clinton have a lot more in common then husbands with a history of philandering. It makes sense that Clinton would want to appoint Abedin to her old job leading the State Department. Secretary of State is third in line to the president, under the US Constitution. It also makes sense that Clinton would want her right hand woman to back up herself and Vice President Tim Kaine in that way as well.
Abedin has served as vice chairwoman for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for president since 2015 and continues in her role as personal assistant to Clinton. Her elevation to the No. 3 position in the campaign was a “transformative shift… to campaign power center of her own,” according to Politico. She screened and interviewed applicants for key campaign roles, including campaign manager Robby Mook, and was the primary channel for communications to Clinton before the campaign officially began. After Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump proposed banning Muslims from entering the United States, she wrote an open letter to Clinton supporters calling herself “a proud Muslim” and criticized Trump’s plan as “literally (writing) racism into our law books”.
In a letter dated June 13, 2012, to the State Department Inspector General, five Republican members of Congress-Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Trent Franks of Arizona, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Thomas J. Rooney of Florida, and Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia-claimed that Abedin “has three family members – her late father, her mother and her brother – connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations.”
The five members of Congress alleged that Abedin had “immediate family connections to foreign extremist organizations” which they said were “potentially disqualifying conditions for obtaining a security clearance” and questioned why Abedin had not been “disqualified for a security clearance.”
The claims in the letter were generally rejected, and were labeled by some as conspiracy theories. The Washington Post editorial board called the allegations “paranoid,” a “baseless attack,” and a “smear.”
The letter was also criticized by, among others, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Representative Keith Ellison, Democrat of Minnesota, the first Muslim member of Congress, who called the allegation “reprehensible.” Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, also rejected the allegations, saying “The letter and the report offer not one instance of an action, a decision or a public position that Huma has taken while at the State Department that would lend credence to the charge that she is promoting anti-American activities within our government….These attacks on Huma have no logic, no basis and no merit.”
Bachmann’s former campaign manager Ed Rollins said the allegations were “extreme and dishonest” and called for Bachmann to apologize to Abedin.
The Anti-Defamation League condemned the letter, calling upon the Representatives involved to “stop trafficking in anti-Muslim conspiracy theories.”
Abedin was born on July 28, 1976. At the age of two, she moved with her family to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where she was raised and lived until returning to the United States for college. Abedin traveled frequently during her childhood and teenage years and attended a British girls’ school.
Both of her parents were educators. Her father, born in New Delhi, India, on April 2, 1928, was an Islamic and Middle Eastern scholar of Indian descent, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and then in 1978 founded the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, an organization devoted to the study of Muslim communities in non-Muslim societies around the world. In 1979 he founded the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, which his wife took over after his death; his daughter Huma was listed as an associate editor in 1996–2008.
Her mother, born in India (now Pakistan after British Partition), also received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently an associate professor of sociology and dean at Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
At age 18 Abedin entered George Washington University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree/. As a teenager, she aspired to be a journalist like her role model Christiane Amanpour, and wanted to work in the White House press office.
Muslims traditionally kill animals such as cows, sheep and goats as part of Eid Al-Adha which means “festival of the sacrifice”
by, Maryse Godden | The Sun – UK | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
Thousands of Muslims around the world were out in force today to sacrifice livestock to mark one of their most sacred festivals.
Graphic photos shows the ceremonial killings of cows at a mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, as part of Eid Al-Adha which means “festival of the sacrifice” – one of the holiest days in the Islamic calendar.
WARNING: The following video contains GRAPHIC IMAGES that some viewers may find disturbing.
Kids can be seen taking part and witnessing the ritual killing by the halal method – which are rules of slaughter based on Islamic law.
A Muslim butcher must perform the act and an animal’s throat must be cut by a sharp knife – severing the carotid artery, jugular vein and windpipe in a single swipe.
Then blood must be drained out of the carcass.
Snaps shows cattle blood splattered everywhere inside the religious building – with youngsters unfazed by the sight or even the smell of it.
One snap even shows a child carrying the head of a cow.
According to the Koran, as Ibrahim slashed the throat of his son, he found that an angel had replaced Ishmael with a goat.
So followers of Islam celebrate the story by sacrificing goats, cows, sheep as well as camels in the name of Allah.
The meat from the animals is then shared with family, friends and also given to feeed the poor.
by, Michael W. Chapman | CNS News | mrc tv
A Yazidi mother and one of her sons who survived the Islamic State’s attack on Sinjar and surrounding villages in northern Iraq in August 2014, said that ISIS “shot and killed” many people, kidnapped young girls for sex, filmed the abuse and texted it to the girls’ families, and even “beheaded children with axes.”
The mother also disclosed that her husband “felt so helpless” that he committed suicide and that two of her sons, in shock and anguish, “painted their faces” with their dead father’s blood.
In the video by Dr. Hawar Moradi, who worked with the Yazidis in the fall of 2014, and which is posted on the website of Yezidi Human Rights Organization – International, the mother explains what happened as the Yazidi men started to run out of ammunition while defending their community from ISIS.
“After that the ammunition was finished,” the mother said. “We had to flee. Many didn’t have a car and as they fled on feet they were shot and killed. Many people were killed.”
“They [ISIS] took by force women and girls,” she said. “They cut off the head of the children. They caused us unbearable suffering. May God punish them. He [the woman’s husband] was a soldier and had a Kalashnikov [rifle].”
“They called and told us that they [ISIS] had abducted our girls,” said the mother. “People were talking about children dying of thirst, hunger, and being beheaded by ISIS. They abused our girls and women. They filmed while abusing our girls and women and sent it to our phones.”
“They tied their hands and led them away in cars,” she said. “They beheaded children with axes.”
She then explained that her husband had been 40 years old. “He felt so helpless and angry,” she said, that “he shot himself to death.”
One of her sons, in the video, then said, “We [Yazidis] were all alone. Arabs were all around us. Shingal [Sinjar] was alone and surrounded all around by Arabs. Daesh [ISIS] was on the hunt for the Yazidis. They came and surrounded us.”
“My father committed suicide because he felt helpless,” said the boy. “I and my brother touched his blood with our hands and painted our faces with it.”
The mother then said, “Both of them put their hands in his blood and painted their faces with it.”
Dr. Hawar Moradi is a medical doctor who earned his degree from the University of Warsaw. He specializes in psychiatry and has worked at refugee camps throughout Kurdistan.
The Yezidi Human Rights Organization – Internatitonal, was founded by Mirza Ismail. He testified before the U.S. Congress about the Islamic State’s genocidal actions against the Yazidis in December 2015.