Pictured above; Jacques Hamel, 84-Year-old Catholic Priest, murdered by Muslims. Photo courtesy of; BBC News.
We have received ‘unconfirmed’ reports that the 84-Year-old priest was beheaded in front of his congregation. This report also stated a third suspect has been apprehended alive and additional suspects are thought to be involved.
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by, Greg Palkot | FNC | AP
Two knife-wielding attackers who had pledged allegiance to ISIS, shouting “Allahu Akbar,” slit the throat of an 86-year-old priest and critically wounded at least one other person during a Tuesday morning terror attack on a Catholic church near the Normandy city of Rouen, officials said.
The terrorists, who were later shot and killed by police, forced priest Jacques Hamel to kneel before they slaughtered him, and the Islamist attackers captured the bloody episode on film, according to a nun who escaped the assault.
Video courtesy of: BBC News
“They forced him to his knees. He wanted to defend himself. And that’s when the tragedy happened,” said the nun, identified as Sister Danielle.
“They recorded themselves. They did a sort of sermon around the altar, in Arabic. It’s a horror,” she told BFM television.
ISIS’ Amaq news agency said the France attack was carried out by two Islamic State “soldiers,” Reuters reported.
“[ISIS] has declared war on us,” French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday. “We must fight this war by all means, while respecting the rule of law — what makes us a democracy.”
The priest, identified by Sky News as Hamel, was dead at the scene, and another person, was clinging to life, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said.
“Everyone knew him very well,” Claude-Albert Seguin, 68, said of Hamel. “He was very loved in the community and a kind man.”
The killing Tuesday inside the church, in the small northwestern town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, “is obviously a drama for the Catholic community, for the Christian community,” Brandet told reporters.
The church was reportedly on a “hit list” discovered at the residence of a would-be ISIS attacker in April 2015, The Sun reported. Sid Ghlam was believed to be planning “imminent attacks” in France when investigators arrested him. Officials allegedly uncovered an arsenal of weapons and found that Ghlam was talking with someone in Syria who had ordered him to strike specific churches — including the one in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.
One of Tuesday’s attackers was on the radar of French police and had traveled to Turkey, said Mohammed Karabila, president of the Regional Council of the Muslim Faith for Haute-Normandie.
“The person that did this odious act is known, and he has been followed by the police for at least a year and a half,” he told the AP.
Karabila said the attacker “went to Turkey and security services were alerted after this.”
The attackers, who were not immediately identified, entered through the back door of the church and took the priest, two nuns and two parishioners hostage during morning Mass, police said.
Police responded and later confirmed that the attackers had been “neutralized,” Sky News reported. Three hostages were rescued in good condition, while another was taken away on a stretcher, according to reports.
French prosecutors said one person had been detained in connection with the assault. That person, however, was not named and any possible role in the attack wasn’t revealed.
Hollande and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve were heading to the northwestern town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray where the hostage-taking took place, Brandet said.
Brandet, speaking later on BFM TV, said the RAID special intervention force was searching the church and its perimeter for possible explosives. Terrorism investigators had been summoned, he said.
Vatican Spokesperson Greg Burke told Fox News, Pope Francis was “shocked” especially because the attack “happened in a house of worship.” He added the Pope was “…praying for the victims of the attack.”
France is currently on high alert after an attack in Nice on Bastille Day — July 14 — that killed 84 people and a string of deadly attacks last year claimed by ISIS that killed 147 victims.
Fox News’ Greg Palkot and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Hazara minority were the targeted victims during a massive protest
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by, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has vowed to take “revenge” against those responsible for a suicide attack in Kabul that has killed at least 80 people, the deadliest attack to hit the Afghan capital since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001.
The Islamic State (IS) extremist group claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings, which the Interior Ministry said killed at least 80 people and wounded 231, many of them in serious condition.
The suicide attack at Kabul’s Dehmazang Square targeted mostly members of the Hazara minority, thousands of whom had gathered to protest a power line.
If IS’s claims prove to be true, the bombings would mark the first time the militants have launched an attack in Kabul. IS fighters have seized pockets of territory along Afghanistan’s eastern border with Pakistan, mostly in Nangarhar Province, in the past year.
In a live television address on July 23, Ghani said “I promise you I will take revenge against the culprits.”
“I have ordered the attorney-general to set up a commission to investigate this incident,” he said, adding that July 24 would be a national day of mourning.
Ghani’s spokesman said the government had received information that an attack on the demonstration could take place and had warned the organizers.
“We had intelligence over recent days and it was shared with the demonstration organisers. We shared our concerns because we knew that terrorists wanted to bring sectarianism to our community,” presidential spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri told the AP.
The Islamic State group’s Amaq news agency reported that two IS fighters detonated explosive belts at the peaceful march, which was attended by an estimated 10,000 people.
Kabul hospitals were overwhelmed, with reports emerging of blood shortages and urgent appeals for blood donors circulating on social media.
“We were holding a peaceful demonstration when I heard a bang and then everyone was escaping and yelling,” said Sabira Jan, a protester who witnessed the attack. “I saw many people were killed and most of them were covered with blood. There was nobody to help the victims. Policemen were looking at us and after that I heard gunshots. Then I don’t know what happened.”
“The horrific attack on a group of peaceful protestors in Kabul demonstrates the utter disregard that armed groups have for human life,” Amnesty International said in a statement.
“Such attacks are a reminder that the conflict in Afghanistan is not winding down, as some believe, but escalating, with consequences for the human rights situation in the country that should alarm us all.”
Earlier, Ghani said in a statement that he was “deeply saddened” by the attack, adding that the casualties included security forces.
“Holding protests is the right of every citizen of Afghanistan and the government puts all efforts to provide security for the protesters, but terrorists entered the protests, and carried out explosions that martyred and wounded a number of citizens including members of security forces,” the statement said.
Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah condemned the “terrorist attack.”
Gruesome photos circulating on social media showed horrific scenes with scores of people wounded in the square where the protesters had gathered.
Taliban militants denied involvement in the attack. “We want to make it clear,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an e-mail to media outlets. “Our mujahedin had no hand in the attack.”
The local IS affiliate in Afghanistan is mainly made up of former Taliban fighters disillusioned by the group’s failure to overthrow the government despite a 15-year insurgency.
Video courtesy of: TOLOnews
The Hazara protesters were demanding that the 500-kilovolt transmission line from Turkmenistan to Kabul be rerouted through the central province of Bamiyan, which has a large Hazara population.
The government says this plan would cost millions and delay the project by years.
Demonstrators gathered near Kabul University, several kilometers from the main government area, waving Afghan flags and chanting slogans like “Justice! Justice!” and “Death to discrimination!”
The original plan was for the power line to run through the Bamiyan Province, where most of the country’s Hazara live.
The government says the new route, through the Salang Pass north of Kabul, would save millions of dollars in costs and expedite the project.
The Hazara are a Dari-speaking, Shi’ite community that has long been persecuted in Afghanistan.
They are considered the poorest of the ethnic groups and often complain of discrimination.
Only between 30 and 40 percent of Afghans are connected to the electric grid.
by, Conrad Hackett | Pew Research Center | h/t Blazing CatFur
Recent killings in Paris as well as the arrival of hundreds of thousands of mostly Muslim refugees in Europe have drawn renewed attention to the continent’s Muslim population. In many European countries, including France, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, concerns about growing Muslim communities have led to calls for restrictions on immigration. But just how large is Europe’s Muslim population, and how fast is it growing?
Using the Pew Research Center’s most recent population estimates, here are five facts about the size and makeup of the Muslim population in Europe:
1. Germany and France have the largestMuslim populations among European Union member countries. As of 2010, there were 4.8 million Muslims in Germany (5.8% of the country’s population) and 4.7 million Muslims in France (7.5%). In Europe overall, however, Russia’s population of 14 million Muslims (10%) is the largest on the continent.
2. The Muslim share of Europe’s total population has been increasing steadily. In recent decades, the Muslim share of the population throughout Europe grew about 1 percentage point a decade, from 4% in 1990 to 6% in 2010. This pattern is expected to continue through 2030, when Muslims are projected to make up 8% of Europe’s population.
3. Muslims are younger than other Europeans. In 2010, the median age of Muslims throughout Europe was 32, eight years younger than the median for all Europeans (40). By contrast, the median age of religiously unaffiliated people in Europe, including atheists, agnostics and those with no religion in particular, was 37. The median age of European Christians was 42.
4. Views of Muslims vary widely across European countries. A Pew Research Center survey conducted this spring in 10 nations found that in eastern and southern Europe, negative views prevailed. However, the majority of respondents in the UK, Germany, France, Sweden and the Netherlands gave Muslims a favorable rating. Views about Muslims are tied to ideology. While 47% of Germans on the political right give Muslims an unfavorable rating, just 17% on the left do so. The gap between left and right is also roughly 30 percentage points in Italy and Greece.
5. As of 2010, the European Union was home to about 13 million Muslim immigrants. The foreign-born Muslim population in Germany is primarily made up of Turkish immigrants, but also includes many born in Kosovo, Iraq, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Morocco. The roughly 3 million foreign-born Muslims in France are largely from France’s former colonies of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
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by, Sam Webb | The Mirror – UK
Syrian rebels beheaded an 11-year-old boy in the latest sickening killing to be captured on camera, it has been reported.
The men, part of a militia which has received support from Arab and western nations including the UK, appear to taunt the bound and terrified child, who they claim is a captured pro-government Palestinian fighter.
They then appear to grab his hair and cut his throat with a knife.
The BBC reports incident took place in Handarat, north of Aleppo, where there has been heavy fighting.
The area is the location of the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein El Tal.
A total of 7,000 people lived there before armed groups forced them to flee in 2013.
The boy was identified on social media identified as ‘Abdullah Issa’.
The men in the first video say he is a member of the Liwa al-Quds (the Jerusalem Brigade), a Palestinian pro-government militia.
WARNING: GRAPHIC! This Video Contains “ACTUAL” Footage of Islam Being Practiced, in Accordance with:
Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore, strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”
Enab Baladi, a pro-opposition news website, said the boy was captured in Handarat by the Nour al-Din al-Zinki Movement, which governs parts of Aleppo city and al-Qassemiya village in the western part of Aleppo governorate.
The leader Toufic Shehab al-Dine asserted the group’s independence from the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, the main force fighting Assad, and its military wing, the Free Syrian Army.
Amnesty International published a report saying Nour al-Din al-Zinki Movement fighters have abducted and tortured civilians.
The group is reported to have had financial and military support from the US, UK, France, Turkey, Qatar and other Gulf Arab states in the past.
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
A video released by ISIS claims to show 17-year-old Muhammad Riyad, an Afghani-Muslim Refugee that was recently brought into Germany by Angela Merkel. He is seen delivering a speech in Pashto to the camera while holding a knife, before going on an “Axe Attack” on a train in Würzburg, Germany yesterday, Monday, 18July2016. HERE is the story.
A Special “Thank you” to Ex Muslim and for the translation from Pashto to English.
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T H E B L O O D of O U R I N N O C E N T is on the H A N D S of A N G E L A M E R K E L
by, Pamela Geller | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
Facebook and Loretta Lynch, you’ve been served. For years I have documented the outrageous bias of Facebook’s speech policies. Hundreds of readers and Facebook followers have written to me, helpless because Facebook blocked or banned them for posting news stories or comments critical of jihad or sharia. Enough. We are suing for violation of our First Amendment rights.
We filed this lawsuit on behalf of all of us — freedom-loving peoples — struggling under the boot of Facebook’s strict sharia adherence.
“Geller: Why I Am Suing Facebook,”
Pamela Geller, Breibart, July 13, 2016:
Every day I received emails from readers and members of my various Facebook groups, asking for help after having been blocked for posting a story or comment that might offend Muslims.
This is America, not Saudi Arabia. Enough.
I am suing.
The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) is filing a federal lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) under the First Amendment. In a press release, he AFLC explained that “Section 230 provides immunity from lawsuits to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, thereby permitting these social media giants to engage in government-sanctioned censorship and discriminatory business practices free from legal challenge.” The lawsuit was brought on behalf of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, and Jihad Watch.
As the AFLC explained, “Geller and Spencer, along with the organizations they run, are often subject to censorship and discrimination by Facebook, Twitter and YouTube because of Geller’s and Spencer’s beliefs and views, which Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube consider expression that is offensive to Muslims. Such discrimination, which is largely religion-based in that these California businesses are favoring adherents of Islam over those who are not, is prohibited in many states, but particularly in California by the state’s anti-discrimination law, which is broadly construed to prohibit all forms of discrimination. However, because of the immunity granted by the federal government, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are free to engage in their otherwise unlawful, discriminatory practices.”
For years I have documented the outrageous bias of Facebook’s speech policies. Notoriously one-sided, those who oppose jihad terror, support Israel and stand against the most brutal and extreme ideology on the face of the earth (sharia) have been systematically blocked and banned. Just last month Facebook took down my page and blocked me after a devout Muslim opened fire on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Facebook said they took down my page because of their rule against “hateful, obscene, or threatening” content.
But it is not hateful, obscene, or threatening to oppose jihad terror such as we saw in Orlando. Truth is not hateful or obscene. What is hateful, obscene and threatening is that Facebook is moving to silence everyone who speaks honestly about the motivating ideology behind such attacks.
After the Orlando jihad massacre, they went into full damage control mode. Orlando showed jihad for what it is. They’re committed to obscuring that knowledge and making sure people remain ignorant and complacent about the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat.
They also banned my own account for thirty days. This has happened before — when I get too close to truths they want to cover up. They’re afraid these truths will get out, and that people will start acting to remove the feckless and traitorous leaders who got us into this fix.
And to those of you who say, “Forget Facebook, we’ll do without it,” I say no. I am sick and tired of the suppression of our speech. We are unable to engage in the public square. And yes, Facebook is the public square; it’s where we connect. We have to fight for it. Shouting into the wilderness is not freedom of speech. My Facebook page has close to 300,000 followers, and combined with my pages (SIOA, SION, AFDI), the reach is another 100,000. It’s a critical connection.
Facebook has immense power over organic media — the sharing of our information and news between friends and associates. I would say too much power. They’re trying to change the people by restricting our access to information. The Blaze reported in May that “Facebook’s news curators would regularly suppress news stories important to conservative readers and keep them off the ‘trending’ news section coveted by publications, a journalist and former Facebook employee told Gizmodo.”
“News curators”: what a Goebbels-like term.
Those of us who connect on Facebook have known this for years. We see it. We feel it. Which is why it is critical for our Facebook followers to share our stories on their news feeds. It is up to us to educate people.
Facebook’s unlawful, discriminatory practices have been mandated at the highest levels. In September 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel strong-armed Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook to censor posts critical of the migrant invasion. CNBC reported that Merkel was “overheard confronting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over incendiary posts on the social network.” What kind of incendiary posts? Pro-jihad terror posts? No: Merkel was angry about posts criticizing her policy of inundating Germany with Muslim migrants.
The CNBC report continued: “On the sidelines of a United Nations luncheon on Saturday, Merkel was caught on a hot mic pressing Zuckerberg about social media posts about the wave of Syrian refugees entering Germany, the publication reported. The Facebook CEO was overheard responding that ‘we need to do some work’ on curtailing anti-immigrant posts about the refugee crisis. ‘Are you working on this?’ Merkel asked in English, to which Zuckerberg replied in the affirmative.”
This is so typical of the elites. They control policy, they control the media, they control the culture — but they can’t control the people. And this makes them crazy. If they could, they would change the people.
And so they try to change the people by restricting their access to information. My page “Islamic Jew-Hatred: It’s In the Quran” was taken down from Facebook because it was “hate speech.” Hate speech? Really? The page ran the actual Quranic texts and teachings that called for hatred and incitement of violence against the Jews. So who exactly was responsible for any “hate speech” that may have been present on the page?
Facebook policy dictates that truth is hate speech.
Why is Zuckerberg scrubbing evidence of Muslims inciting people to commit acts of hatred and violence? Why do his policies allow for vicious posts and pages against Israel to stand, but exposing the truth behind that Islamic hate is prohibited? That’s sharia.
Another time I received a warning on our Stop Islamization of America pages (join them!) because of this photo, another actual photo of Muslims daubing a building wall with “Kill the Jews” and “Jihad against Israel.”
Dexter Van Zile, the Christian Media Analyst for the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting (CAMERA) writes: “Recently, my correspondents have alerted me to another page on Facebook. The end of the URL includes the phrase ‘The Truth About Jews” and the page itself promotes Blood Libels against the Jewish people.
It’s titled ‘Jewish ritual murder.’ The page has all the stuff you’d expect on an anti-Semitic Facebook page. It has 248 ‘Likes’ and includes anti-Jewish libels from all over the world. The page includes a disclaimer that is simply bizarre: ‘Comments that are offensive, obscene, vulgar, irrelevant to this page or classified as spam will be removed.’ The entire page is offensive and obscene. And the page, which has been in existence since March 2012, is an exercise in vulgar anti-Semitism.
“Yes, people have complained about the page. And yes, Facebook has responded with messages indicating that the page does not violate the company’s community standards.
Will the page eventually be removed? Probably. But why doesn’t Facebook delete this stuff when first apprised of its presence on their website?”
And there is so much more. The Blaze recently reported that “a legal group accused Facebook of favoring anti-Semites over Jews following an experiment it conducted. It created two Facebook groups with nearly identical content, but with the words ‘Jews/Israelis’ and ‘Arabs/Palestinians’ swapped.”
Shurat HaDin posted a video entitled “The Big Facebook Experiment,” showing Facebook’s anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian bias. Their pro-Israel group included a post saying, “Death to all the arabs,” while their pro-Palestinian group included a post saying, “Death to all the jews.”
Then they reported both groups to Facebook. The pro-Israel group was taken down. The pro-Palestinian group wasn’t.
Nitsana Darshan-Leitner of Shurat Hadin commented: “Facebook’s management is required to act immediately against the blatant incitement being waged for years against Jews and Israelis in the social network it owns and manages. The in-depth investigation we conducted proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that [Facebook’s] claims of equality in the face of its conduct against any individual or group of people are at best erroneous and false in the worst case.”
Darshan-Leitner concluded: “It cannot be that in 2015 a publicly traded commercial company will carry out a racist policy which so blatantly discriminates in favor of any party. The investigation we conducted proves that indeed there is bias in favor of one political party and against Israelis and Jews in particular. Jews and Israelis around the world should be very concerned over the results of the investigation and understand that the most famous social network in the world is working actively in favor of the Palestinians.”
Facebook is increasingly doing the bidding of vicious Muslim thugs and supremacists. I receive a number of emails weekly from Muslims living in Muslim countries who have left Islam and live in terror and fear of being found out. They plead for help and advice.
One group of Arab ex-Muslims, after having their material repeatedly deleted by Facebook, prepared a petition at Change.org asking Facebook to stop deleting Arab Atheist and secularist groups. Sign this petition.
Frankly, it’s terrible and getting worse. As it continues to seize power and control, the left is on dangerous ground. We well know the bloody outcome of this trajectory. This has to end now.
Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), publisher of PamelaGeller.com and author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.