At least 350 Christians are confirmed hostages currently being held by the Muslim Terrorists. A future ‘Mass Execution’ is feared
by, ANSAmed | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
ROME – The Islamic State (ISIS) has murdered 15 of the Christians it took hostage in northeastern Syria earlier this week.
The news was given by Archimandrite Emanuel Youkhana to the Catholic organization Aid to the Church in Need on Thursday. ”Many of them,” he said, ”were defending their villages and their families.” One woman was beheaded in the village Tel Hormidz and two men were shot to death. There is no information at the moment on how the other 12 were killed. Youkhana added that the number of those known to have been taken hostage had risen to about 350. In addition to the hundreds previously reported, some 80 inhabitants from the Tel Jazira village, 21 from Tel Gouran, 5 from Tel Feytha and 3 from Qabir Shamiya have been taken. Almost all are being held in the Sunni Muslim village Um Al-Masamier.
Another 51 families, ”with around five members each”, Youkhana said, have been taken hostage in Tel Shamiram, but it is not known where they are being held. ”They have probably been taken to the ISIS-controlled Mount Abdul Aziz region,” Youkhana said. One source has said that a mass execution is being planned for Friday, February 27, in the mosque of Bab Alfaraj, a Sunni village in the area. There has been no confirmation of the news.
No inhabitants are left in the 35 Assyrian Christian villages. Those who managed to escape did so towards Hasaka or Qamishli.
”There are 800 displaced families in Hasaka and 175 in Qamishli,” Youkhana said.
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
A video has emerged that shows 3 Syrian soldiers held captive by ISIS. The soldiers are seated with their hands tied behind their backs, as the reverberated echo of an Islamic cleric reads out ‘alleged’ charges against them. Obviously, an incitement to violence, as the crowd of blood-thirsty Muslim ISIS supporters move in and surround the soldiers.
As the reading of the charges commence, the angry mob, fueled on anger and Islam, begin to beat, kick and stomp the 3 young Syrian men.
And if this is not enough, the young men are chained to the back of motorcycles and dragged through the city of Raqqa, with camera men in trail, of course. ISIS never misses the opportunity to record and share their degradation of humanity, with the world.
Did you notice (after watching the video) that 99% of the crowd are NOT ISIS Terrorists?
They are just ‘..regular Muslims..’ (ie.) ISIS Terrorist Supporters.
ISIS alone, is NOT the enemy. Islam/Muslims are the enemy.
This video is undeniable PROOF!
We Always Said; ‘..Never Again..’
..Apparently, We Didn’t Really Mean It…
by, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights | Assyrian International News Agency (AINA)
Al- Hasakah Province: IS militants kidnapped 90 Assyrian citizens at least in the villages of Tal Shamiram and Tal Hermz located around the town of Tal Tamer in the countryside of al- Hasakah. 14 fighters from the IS killed by U.S led coalition air strikes on their locations east of Tal Hamis. 8 civilians including 5 children were killed by Peshmerga bombardment on Salima village in Jaz’a countryside near Syria-Iraq borders , which the YPG were able to control parts of it.
Video courtesy of: FRANCE 24
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Assyrian fighters guard the church in Tel Hormizd, Syria, an Assyrian village that has been threatened by ISIS (AINA photo).
ISIS Threatens Assyrians in Syria, Women and Children Evacuated:
Hassake, Syria (AINA) — Two days ago ISIS ordered Assyrians in the region of Hassaka to remove the crosses from their churches and to pay jizya (Christian poll tax), warning residents that if they failed to pay they would have to leave or else be killed. There are 35 contiguous Assyrian villages on both sides of the Khabur river, stretching for 80 kilometers from Hassaka west to Ras al-Ain.
On Sunday ISIS entered the village of Tel Hormizd (AINA 2015-01-31) and forced residents to remove the cross from the church. After ISIS left the town, the women and children were evacuated to the town of Um Gargen, directly north across the river, while the Assyrian men, who are armed, stayed to defend their town. Kurdish fighters from the YPG have also entered the town to protect it.
An Assyrian from Tel Talaa, 50 kilometers west of Tel Hurmizd, has been kidnapped. The residents Tel Talaa, which is on the southern bank, are also crossing the river to towns on the northern bank, which are mostly empty because the Assyrian residents have emigrated to the West.
In the village of Tel Tawil, located on the northern bank about 60 kilometers west of Tel Hurmizd Assyrian fighters successfully repelled an ISIS attack.
In Tel Hurmizd Assyrian fighters remounted the cross on the Church of St. Pithew, which had been taken down under threats from ISIS.
It is estimated that only 3,000 Assyrians remain in these villages, whose population once numbered over 35,000.
by, Suhaib Anjarini | Al Monitor
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has succeeded in imposing itself as a key player in the complex Syrian equation in a relatively short time, which some consider a record time. That would be the case had ISIS been a new organization, but in fact the only thing new about it is its name. One cannot understand how ISIS has surpassed the other armed organizations in Syria that preceded it without understanding that ISIS, under a different name, is in fact older than the other groups and older than the Syrian crisis itself.
The Roots of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham:
The roots of ISIS go back to Oct. 15, 2006, when what is known as the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) was established. That groups was formed by uniting several groups, most notably al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia, led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Mujahedeen Shura Council in Iraq, and Jund al-Sahhaba [Soldiers of the Prophet’s Companions].
ISI took Baquba, Iraq, as its capital and swore allegiance to Abu Omar al-Baghdadi as the group’s emir. Baghdadi’s real name is Hamed Dawood Mohammed Khalil al-Zawi; he was born in 1959. He used to work in the Iraqi security corps, then left after he embraced Salafist ideology in 1985. He was one of the most prominent promoters of Salafist ideology. He was made head of Jaish al-Taefa al-Mansoura then swore allegiance to al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia, which later formed, with other groups, the Mujahedeen Shura Council in Iraq.
After Zarqawi was killed, Baghdadi was appointed as that council’s emir under the name of Abu Abdullah al-Rashed al-Baghdadi. He was then made head of ISI. In 2010, the ISI’s ministry of Sharia matters announced that Baghdadi had been killed. Afterward, the Mujahedeen Shura Council swore allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as ISI’s emir.
ISI Spreads to Syria:
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi played a key role in establishing Jabhat al-Nusra. But he considered Abu Mohammed al-Golani, Nusra’s leader, to be his subordinate with a duty to obey him. So Baghdadi announced the dissolution of Jabhat al-Nusra and the integration of its members into ISI, with the new organization being called the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham.
Golani refused the order, but ISIS appeared on the scene with strength anyway. ISIS quickly announced its areas of operations publicly and took control of wide areas without facing much resistance, benefitting from the Jabhat al-Nusra fighters who defected to ISIS.
Some estimates suggest that about 65% of Jabhat al-Nusra elements quickly declared their allegiance to ISIS. Most of those were non-Syrian jihadists. Entire brigades joined ISIS, among them was the Mujahedeen Shura Council led by Abu al-Atheer, whom ISIS appointed emir of Aleppo, and Jaish al-Muhajireen and al-Ansar, led by Omar al-Chechani.
Those defections allowed ISIS to take Jabhat al-Nusra’s place in controlling several regions and posts, most notably in Raqqa, parts of the Aleppo countryside, and parts of Aleppo city. Jabhat al-Nusra’s latest withdrawal was from its headquarters at the Children’s Hospital toward the old transportation building in Aleppo. ISIS also seized the headquarters of other groups in Manbaj, al-Bab and Azaz. Jabhat al-Nusra’s small posts were replaced by a large ISIS headquarters.
It should be noted that until now, ISIS has not engaged in a physical confrontation with the Syrian army, but rather fought battles with the “opposition” armed factions. “Jihadist” sources attribute that to “ISIS being at the stage of establishing and strengthening itself so that the jihad against the regime happens on solid foundations.” ISIS opened the door for new members without checking the quality of the new members. ISIS started paying $200 a month for each fighter, and thousands of men in ISIS’s area of control joined the group.
The Dispute Between Golani and Baghdadi:
A “jihadist” source told As-Safir that the reasons behind the dispute between the two men are “purely intellectual,” whereby “Baghdadi’s approach greatly differs from that of Golani’s. Baghdadi believes in the necessity of declaring the emirate, or Islamic state, immediately and declaring its emir as its leader who alone [makes decisions], and for the mujahedeen to swear allegiance to that Islamic state in the territories [it controls], be they Syrian or non-Syrian, and by not recognizing the Sharia committee judges who come from other Islamic factions. There should be no law but ISIS’s law. Also, all Islamic factions should swear allegiance to the ISIS emir or be considered outside of God’s authority. Military cooperation happens only with the battalions that declare exclusive allegiance [to ISIS]. And ISIS preachers (mosque preachers) have the right to replace the local preachers in all mosques. Moreover, all the spoils and financial resources belong to the ISIS’s treasury. The other factions, whether or not they are Islamic, have no right to that money.”
But another “jihadist” source told As-Safir, “The difference in approach is nothing more than an indirect reason. Golani and Baghdadi were in agreement on the strategies followed by Jabhat al-Nusra. Even though Baghdadi was not in full agreement with [those strategies], he agreed to temporarily adopt them because Golani held that [those strategies] would be more acceptable to the Syrian people.”
The source added, “The main cause behind the disagreement is an old personal dispute between Golani and Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, who was identified as the ISIS spokesman. Then there was news that Baghdadi appointed him emir for the Syrian branch of ISIS.”
On that, the source points to a number of statements made by Adnani where he “described Jabhat al-Nusra as defectors from ISIS. And he accused Golani and his group of being disobeyers who betrayed their pledge of allegiance to Baghdadi. On another occasion, [Adnani] asserted that all the reasons for a fight between Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS are present.”
ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and al-Qaeda:
Loyalty to al-Qaeda may be the common denominator between ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra. ISIS has been under al-Qaeda’s banner since ISI was founded and inspired by the approach of Zarqawi, and from the jihadist doctrine stipulating “the loyalty of the branch is from the loyalty of the main [organization].” Therefore, ISIS’s loyalty is to al-Qaeda as long as [ISIS’s] emir Baghdadi “didn’t invalidate the allegiance” in an open manner. It should be noted that Baghdadi had refused to implement the decision of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri to dissolve ISIS while maintaining Jabhat al-Nusra and ISI intact.
On the other hand, Jabhat al-Nusra pledged allegiance to Zawahri in response to Baghdadi’s announcement about dissolving Jabhat al-Nusra. Golani denounced that decision the next day and declared that his “allegiance is only to al-Qaeda’s emir Ayman al-Zawahri as the supreme commander,” in a move that apparently was intended to use Zawahri in Jabhat al-Nusra’s dispute with Baghdadi.
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
ISIS has released a NEW video entitled:
‘..The Review of the Peshmerga Soldiers/Prisoners in the State of Kirkuk..’
In this video, there appears to be a never-ending parade of young males inside of cages, identical to the one that Jordanian pilot, Officer Moaz al-Kasasbeh was burned alive inside of last month by ISIS.
The Islamic State Terrorist Organization is claiming that these young men are captured Peshmerga soldiers from the independent nation of Kurdistan.
The implication here being, to intimidate the Kurdish Peshmerga, whom ISIS has been fighting, in and around Kirkuk. The veiled threat essentially is; ‘..we have your soldiers in cages, ready to be burned alive..’
The Kurdish Peshmerga have been the most formidable fighting force ISIS has encountered, thus far.
As of today’s date: 21February2015, we have not received notification of any of these young men being harmed. We hope and pray this remains the case. We will be monitoring this situation closely and updates will follow, as they arrive.
Note: This video contains absolutely no violence and is SAFE for watching, even by the most discretionary viewer.
ISIS and the Cages of Fire:
The Review of the Peshmerga Soldiers/Prisoners in the State of Kirkuk:
الاستعراض بأسرى جنود البيشمركة في ولاية كركوك
by, Walid Shoebat | Shoebat.com | Pamela Geller | Atlas Shrugs
As a sequel to burning alive of the Jordanian POW pilot Moath All-Kasasseba, ISIS decided to behead 21 Christians on a beach front in Tripoli Libya as their magazineDabiq said that its branch in Tripoli had captured randomly from an apartment complex after checking their identification cards which said “Coptic Christian” and then executed the 21 Christian Copts after being kidnapped late last year.
A Message Signed With Blood: To the Nation of the Cross
Uncensored and Uncut (Video)
Video courtesy of: Pamela Geller
The undated photos showed the captive Coptic Christian workers wearing orange jumpsuits usually donned by Islamic State prisoners before they are executed by the jihadists.
ISIS as an excuse for the beheadings and the bombing of Our Lady of Deliverance Church in Baghdad which claimed the lives of dozens of Christians in Iraq at the time, saying that all this was “in revenge for the Camellia Shehata and Wafa Constantine and the other sisters tortured inside the Coptic church in Egypt”. The story was in reference to the two women, which erupted in much controversy in Egypt about unconfirmed reports the two had converted to Islam, and the intervention of the church at the time.
Grief and sorrow followed 6 villages (Alaour- Mnkerios- Dysh- Allsoppa- Aljebali- Samson) north of Minya, following the publication of the executions.
A photo of one of the Coptic mothers mourning her son’s death. She could not stand on her legs after receiving the news of her butchered son. The sister can be seen holding on to her mother as family members weep together.
Saddened mother holding her son’s photo
A video capturing a tour of one village where seven of the victims came from interviewing the grieving families which breaks the heart. It shows the depraved and sad condition of the Christian Copts in Egypt. The young men were simple bread winners who sent whatever they can glean from Libya to sustain their families back in Egypt:
Many Egyptians are angered. Mustafa Bakri a TV commentator could not hold his tears as he announced the news and had to stop airing the piece:
“Just now they announced the butchering of 21 Egyptians comes to us now. I have seen their family and have seen their pitiful condition and how they live in such poverty … young men, like roses” says Bakri asking for an intermission after he realized he could not hold his tears.
It is effecting Copts as it is Jordanians for the burning of their POW.
The terrorist magazine, said that the attack on the Baghdad church was planned by Huzaifa Batawi then, in collaboration with the ISIS senior military commander Abu Ibrahim al-Zaidi, who died.
ISIS justifying its target of Christians in Iraq that since it was away from Egypt which prevented them from carrying out attacks against Copts, but now since their penetration in Libya and now in Sinai, “it is easy to implement retaliatory attacks against Christians in Egypt” according to ISIS.
While the method of killing was not declared by ISIS, from the photo above, it becomes obvious that each of the executioners have a knife which the handle blade looks like the blade of a Samurai sword can clearly be seen and usually when ISIS dresses in the black attire, it is for a beheading scene.
ISIS declared in its magazine that every Muslim must kill Coptic Christians wherever they are found:
“And thus, the Islamic State strikes terror in the hearts of the Copts after it strikes terror in the hearts of their Catholic allies before … Finally it is important for Muslims everywhere to know that in the great reward to be found on Judgment Day for those who spill the blood of these Coptic Crusaders wherever they may be found”.
The reference to Catholics by ISIS is regarding the history of wars between Islam and the Catholic Church when Islam protested against Catholic doctrine.
All the kidnapped workers belong to the province of Minya from impoverished villages in Upper Egypt were kidnapped between late December and early January in the Libyan city of Sirte.
Sirte, 500 kilometres east of Tripoli, is in the hands of Ansar al-Sharia, which gave its allegiance to Caliph Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi the leader of ISIS.
Egypt’s foreign ministry is following the development and trying to verify the claims, spokesman Badr Abdel Atty has said.
On Thursday evening the Egyptian presidency issued a statement saying that it was following the matter closely and seeking to verify the information. The statement added that the committee assigned by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to follow the situation of the kidnapped workers was in contact with official and non-official Libyan sources in order to find out the latest developments in the case on the ground.
In January Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry assigned a special committee to secure the return of the kidnapped nationals.
The Islamic State also said its kidnapping of the workers “commemorates” the October 2010 bombing of the Catholic Church in Baghdad in 2010 which killed at least 58 Christians.
Several Coptic Christian Egyptians have been killed in Libya in recent years. Last year, the bodies of seven Christians who had been shot were found near the city of Benghazi.
The bodies of seven Christians were discovered on a Libyan beach near Benghazi, each one with bullets in their heads.
In December, armed men abducted and murdered a Coptic teenager in Sirte after murdering her parents.
Thousands of Egyptians work in Libya, primarily in the construction industry.
Egypt renewed its warning against travel to Libya in December.
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Thank you to our dear friends, Walid and Pamela for this article and video, respectively. Their courage of conviction and relentless commitment to truth, in the face of adversity.. are the defining qualities of ‘..True Infidel Warriors..’
Please keep them both in your prayers, always and may HaShem protect them at all times.
Iraqi Government Officials report they have ‘..lost all contact with the base..’
by, Jim Hoft | Gateway Pundit | Chemi Shalev | h/t Brandon Watkins III
Al-Asad Air base is near the city of al-Baghdadi, where more than 300 US Marines are stationed.
The US Marines at Al-Asad airbase have been under frequent attack since January.
But today ISIS seized large swaths of the city.
The ISIS linked Twitter accounts are tweeting about the developments.
Iraqi officials say they have lost contact with the base.
ISIS is openly mocking Obama:
UPDATE: Reuters has more…
90% of town of al-Ramadi is under ISIS control.
Islamic State insurgents took control on Thursday of most of the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, threatening an air base where U.S. Marines are training Iraqi troops, officials said.
Al-Baghdadi, about 85 km (50 miles) northwest of Ramadi in Anbar province, had been besieged for months by the radical Sunni Islamist militants who captured vast swathes of Iraq’s north and west last year.
“Ninety percent of al-Baghdadi district has fallen under the control of the insurgents,” district manager Naji Arak told Reuters by phone.
Militants attacked al-Baghdadi from two directions earlier in the day and then advanced on the town, intelligence sources and officials in the Jazeera and Badiya operations commands said.
The officials said another group of insurgents then attacked the heavily-guarded Ain al-Asad air base five km southwest of the town, but were unable to break into it.
About 320 U.S. Marines are training members of the Iraqi 7th Division at the base, which has been struck by mortrar fire on at least one previous occasion since December.
U.S. officials in Iraq were not immediately available for comment, and a defence ministry spokesman declined to comment on the situation in Anbar.
The death toll from the fighting was not immediately clear.
Most of the surrounding towns in Anbar fell under Islamic State control after the group’s rapid advance across the Syrian border last summer.
Former Islamic Imam Convert to Judeo-Christianity, Dr. Mark Christian. Photo courtesy of: Mad World News
by, Dom the Conservative | Mad World News
President Barack Obama sparked outrage when he compared medieval Christian wars to modern-day Islamic terrorism at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday. He spouted that terrorist groups like ISIS “professed to stand up for Islam, but, in fact, are betraying it,” chastising the opposition from getting on “our high horse” when “people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ” during the Crusades and Spanish Inquisition.
Dr. Mark Christian, founder of Global Faith Institute, knows Islamic history too well, being an apostate from the Muslim faith himself. Having experienced the true nature of Islam firsthand as a devout Imam, Dr. Christian penned a fiery open letter to the American leader, which he graciously provided to Mad World News, that includes a blunt history lesson in the unchanging goal of ancient Islam:
President Obama… I realize you thought you were brave and courageous when you defamed Christianity by equating the Crusades and the Inquisition with the present-day barbarism of Islam, but I wonder if your “courage” goes so far as to blame Muslims for the Islamic conquests? Do you have the guts to tell them that in the name of Allah, they invaded nations, practiced ethnic and cultural cleansing, going so far as to erase the very history of conquered lands. Can you tell them that they changed languages and names, enslaved millions and killed an unknowable number of innocent souls simply because they worshiped God, and not “Allah?”. I think not. You know Christians will bow their heads and pray for you whereas Muslims will simply take your head and celebrate.
ISIS is not animated by the usual “reaction to oppression” narrative the Left trots out as an excuse for every instance of horrible behavior, whether that behavior is rioting in Ferguson, Missouri or the systematic slaughter of all those opposed to your ideology.
ISIS is animated entirely by Islam. The manner in which they kill – prescribed and outlined in the Koran. The way they make war – prescribed and outlined in the Koran. The way they treat prisoners – also prescribed and outlined in the Koran.
ISIS does nothing that Mohammed didn’t first do 14 centuries ago.
You see, the problem isn’t a “radical interpretation of Islam,” the problem is the belief in Islam that Mohammed was the “perfect man,” and as such, worthy of emulation in all things.
Until Islam can recognize that their “perfect man” wasn’t perfect, and both did and ordered horrible things to be done – certainly things that have no place in a modern world – then there will always be an ISIS. There will always be those who dedicate their lives to imitating the man who spawned the greatest killing machine in known history…Islam.
Mike Konrad, the pen name of a colleague at American Thinker, has done the math for us in a remarkably cogent piece that deserved far more attention than it received when first published in early 2014.
The President drew a moral equivalence argument at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast between the predation of Islam and the actions of Christians during the Crusades and the Inquisition. The President is not uneducated. He is surely aware of the speciousness of that argument, yet still proffered it as a back-handed justification of the profane brutality of ISIS and other Islamic supremacist groups.
When we think of genocide, the names that spring to mind are Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot. Of course Mao and his utopian fantasies deserve a place alongside the other luminaries of human devastation; millions suffered and died because of these men.
But, when one looks a bit deeper we discover that when it comes to dealing death, the aforementioned dictators are mere peddlers compared to Islam. People forget that the Islamic conquests began 400 years before the Crusades, which were largely a response to Islamic aggression.
Beginning in the year 1000 and lasting for another 500 years, Islam attempted to depopulate India. They did a remarkably good job of it, as the overall population of the Indian subcontinent (despite very high birthrates) dropped by an estimated 80 million in that period.
Don’t forget that Islam has always been a leader in the trafficking of humans –from the slave trade to present-day prostitution – Muslims have excelled in the sale of their fellows.
Just under 30 million slaves from Africa were held in the Middle East and considering the death rate of slaves in transport (an estimated 80%!) Arab Muslim traders would’ve needed more than a 100 million to have provided the number of slaves we know survived.
While Christianity is forever maligned for forced conversions and bad behavior in Africa, in truth, Muslims performed these atrocities on a scale many orders of magnitude greater, and continued to do so for more than a thousand years.
Of course, we shan’t forget the Islamic slaughter in Sudan, the methodical murder and sexual slavery ongoing in Nigeria or the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians by Muslim Turks at the turn of the 20th century.
When Mohammed began his spread of Islam, most of North Africa and all of Europe was Christian. Where are they now? According to the Catholic Education Resource Center, there are no remaining communities of Christians that can trace their roots back to antiquity. Over the span of centuries, this number adds up to millions more dead, at the hands of Islam.
According to Mr. Konrad,
“Possibly one-third to one-half or more of all those killed by war or slavery in history can be traced to Islam.”
The totals boggle the mind. By a conservative estimate, Islam is directly responsible for a quarter of a BILLION dead. Indirectly, hundreds of millions more.
To quote Mr. Konrad,
“Unlike the 20th-century totalitarians whose killing fury consumed themselves, reducing their longevity, Islam paces itself. In the end, though slower, Islam has killed and tortured far more than any other creed – religious or secular. Unlike secular tyranny, Islam, by virtue of its polygamy and sexual predation, reproduces itself and increases.”
Other tyrannies are furious infections, which burn hot, but are soon overcome. Islam is a slow terminal cancer, which metastasizes, and takes over. It never retreats. Its methods are more insidious, often imperceptible at first, driven by demographics. Like cancer, excision may be the only cure.
Mohammed is the “perfect man” of Islam, and as such is the role model for every Muslim. Looking at the horrors perpetrated by Mohammed, it becomes crystal clear that the more devout the Muslim, the more depraved and regressive their behavior.
There is no justification, no moral equivalence to be drawn between the behavior of Christians a thousand years ago, and the behavior of Muslims today. The more salient point is that while the predation of Christianity died away, the worst of Islamic practices are on the rise.
So Mr. President, please focus your attention toward a real problem – Islamic supremacism – the rest of us have the Crusades and the Inquisition under control.
Dr. Christian’s anger is righteous and warranted, and if elected leaders in the U.S. do not heed his word, America will become another conquest of an Islamic Caliphate revived.
Because of Muhammad’s example, Muslims have justifiably wiped out 270 million non-Muslims in their endeavors to establish the world Islamic government their prophet viciously commands.
ISIS is more than an Ottoman army reborn; it is the last attempt at bringing about the apocalyptic rule written in the Quran, which, like all communistic regimes, comes at the price of millions of innocent lives. In fact, it’s as if ISIS’s every decision is made by carefully consulting the Quran and Hadith beforehand, cautiously avoiding straying from the path of Islam. Never before has Islam been so successful in jihad than to force Western nations to bow to Sharia law, and that has been and is the goal of Islam’s political ideology since the time of Muhammad. If the greatest Christian nation on earth cannot even call it by name, there is little chance of preventing it from infiltrating our homeland.
A makeshift memorial for Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad and Yusor’s sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, who were killed by a gunman, is pictured inside of the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina February 11, 2015. Photo courtesy of: Chris Keane | Reuters
Introduction by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the three students that lost their lives in this story. These random acts of ‘..workplace violence..’ are all too common today. It is a reminder of just how dangerous it can be here in the States, especially for immigrants. We cannot help but wonder, ‘..had these three people not immigrated to America, would they still be alive today?..’ This is a question that all immigrants must consider before leaving the security of their homeland, for the ‘Wild West’ of America. Unfortunately, we will see many more cases like this in the future.
Furthermore, we hope the assailant receives the proper mental treatment he needs. This ‘random’ killing could have only been committed by a person suffering from a mental defect (and/or) disorder. And the fact that he is an atheist, lends credence to mental affect. Although, assuredly we can deduce that his ‘religion’ is not to blame. It should also be noted that the majority of atheists are non-violent followers of the ‘..non-religion of peace..’ It’s only the very small minority of ‘..radical atheists..’ that follow the violent ‘..non-verses..’ and this should not reflect on the majority of ‘..peaceful, loving..’ atheists.
Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, enters the courtroom for his first appearance at the Durham County Detention Center in Durham, North Carolina February 11, 2015. Photo courtesy of: Chris Keane | Reuters
by, Colleen Jenkins | Reuters
A gunman who had posted anti-religious messages on Facebook and quarreled with neighbors was charged with killing three young Muslims in what police said on Wednesday was a dispute over parking and possibly a hate crime.
Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, a full-time paralegal student from Chapel Hill, was charged with first-degree murder in Tuesday’s shootings around 5 p.m. two miles (three km) from the University of North Carolina campus.
The victims were newlyweds Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, a University of North Carolina dental student, and his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, and Yusor’s sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19.
All were involved in humanitarian aid programs.
Students at UNC, where Yusor Mohammad was going to join her husband as a student later this year, were gathering on Wednesday for an evening vigil and prayer service.
The suspect, in handcuffs and orange jail garb, appeared briefly on Wednesday before a Durham County judge who ordered him held without bail pending a March 4 probable cause hearing.
Police said a preliminary investigation showed the motive to be a parking dispute. They said Hicks, who has no criminal history in Chapel Hill, turned himself in and was cooperating.
The killings drew international condemnation. The shooting sparked the hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter on social media with many posters assailing what they called a lack of news coverage.
“I guess that Muslims are only newsworthy when behind the gun, not in front,” tweeted a poster who goes by the handle @biebersrivals.
Muslim activists demanded authorities investigate a possible motive of religious hatred.
“We understand the concerns about the possibility that this was hate-motivated and we will exhaust every lead to determine if that is the case,” Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue said in a statement.
The killings occurred in a condominium complex in a wooded area filled with two-story buildings. Neighbors said parking spaces were often a point of contention.
“I have seen and heard (Hicks) be very unfriendly to a lot of people in this community,” said Samantha Maness, 25, a community college student. But she said she had never seen him show animosity along religious lines.
On Facebook, Hicks’ profile picture reads “Atheists for Equality” and he frequently posted quotes critical of religion. On Jan. 20 he posted a photo of a .38-caliber revolver that he said was loaded and belonged to him.
Hicks’s wife Karen Hicks told reporters at a news conference that her husband had been locked in a longstanding dispute over parking and the killings had nothing to do with religion. She said Hicks was not hateful and believed “everyone is equal.”
Barakat’s family urged the shooting be investigated as a hate crime and said the three were killed with shots to the head.
“Today, we are crying tears of unimaginable pain over the execution-style murders,” Barakat’s older sister Suzanne told reporters. She said her brother was light-hearted and loved basketball.
The incident appeared to be isolated and not part of a targeted campaign against North Carolina Muslims, Ripley Rand, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, told a news conference with local police officials.
Imam Abdullah Antepli, Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs at Duke University, told the news conference it may or may not have been a hate crime and called for an easing of tensions.
A TURNING POINT?
Groups including the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the local Raleigh-based Muslims for Social Justice called for a federal investigation into possible hate crimes.
“I hope this terrible tragedy will be a turning point that brings the reality home that if we keep demonizing Muslims and equating their religion to terrorism, it will lead to more attacks,” said Manzoor Cheema, co-founder of Muslims for Social Justice.
Barakat, an American citizen of Syrian origin, wrote in his last Facebook post about providing free dental supplies and food to homeless people in downtown Durham. He was raising funds for a trip to Turkey with 10 other dentists to provide free fillings, root canals and oral hygiene instruction to Syrian refugee children.
His sister-in-law, Abu-Salha, a sophomore at nearby North Carolina State University, was involved in making multimedia art to spread positive messages about being Muslim American.
Students at UNC said the three friends came from two of the most prominent Muslim families in the Raleigh area.
“Deah was a very proud Muslim American. He was proud of all his identities,” said Sofia Dard, a 21-year-old senior psychology major. She said Muslims were used to occasional harassment in post 9/11 America, but the shooting “adds a whole level of seriousness.”
(Additional reporting by Marti Anne Maguire in Raleigh, Laila Kearney, Franklin Paul and Curtis Skinner; Writing by Fiona Ortiz in Chicago; Editing by Howard Goller)