9-11 Do More Than Never Forget- Stop Islam's Assault

9-11 Do More Than Never Forget- Stop Islam's Assault
News about Islamic violence world-wide and the Islamic threat , driven by the Quran and its followers. Politics and the issues of our Allies Globally - will greatly effect whether we will be able to stop the spread of Islam and the violence that is backbone of this sick ideology. Islam is United Globally and so must all people who value Freedom be United to Stop Islam!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Israel Releases more Jihadist

Weakness . Israel is currently Israel's own worst enemy- this is just the beginning of what releasing Jihadi gets - not peace but smack talk and ultimately it will result in more murdered Israeli.

How does BIBI justify this?
How do the Israeli citizens who let him do this - justify it? Where are the protests? A few thousand turned up at one----but where are the millions of Israeli - all of whom -this effects?
BiBi needs to see that pressure from the citizens he is suppose to represent - is greater than any external pressure from foreign leadership. Rise up ISRAELI - don't grumble don't complain and don't cast blame - take to the streets Fight Back and show BiBi you will not go silently!

Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority "Today we talk about the 104 prisoners, and our journey will not be completed until all the rest of the prisoners are released," he said. "There will be no agreement while there is still a prisoner who remains behind bars."



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Israel has freed 26 Palestinian prisoners, the second of four batches released as part of a deal that set in motion the current Israeli-Palestinian talks.

Jubilant celebrations kicked off on Wednesday morning in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, where the prisoners are seen as heroes who fought for independence, and were received by their families and Palestinian leaders.

"We greet and welcome our brothers, and we confirm that they will return to their homes and nowhere else," Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, said in a speech to a roaring crowd in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

"Today we talk about the 104 prisoners, and our journey will not be completed until all the rest of the prisoners are released," he said. "There will be no agreement while there is still a prisoner who remains behind bars."
Wednesday's release was part of an agreement brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry that brought Israel and the Palestinians back to the table for talks that had been paralyzed since 2008.

In all, 104 Palestinians are to be released in four batches over the coming months.

In the West Bank and Gaza, hundreds of relatives and well-wishers welcomed those freed home. Many have spent more than 20 years in prison.

Throngs of people rushed toward the prisoners as they were freed, hoisting them on their shoulders, waving Palestinian flags and dancing to music.

In Gaza, where five of the prisoners were released, relatives held signs that read "we will never forget our heroes".

"Today is a day of joy for the family and for all of Palestine," said Tayser Shubair, waiting earlier for his brother's release in Gaza.

His brother Hazem was jailed in 1994 for the death of an Israeli, according to the Israeli prison service.

"My brother is a freedom fighter and we are proud of him and we thank the president for his effort to get him out."

Thousands of Palestinians have been held in Israeli prisons since Israel's occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem in the 1967 war. Many have been jailed on charges ranging from throwing rocks to killing Israelis in bombings and gun attacks.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/10/jubilant-crowds-welcome-palestinian-prisoners-20131029235911380976.html

 

Iran sentences actress to 18 months in prison

BUT BUT SHE BACKED ROWHANI and we all know how " moderate " he is (sarcasm)

Tehran newspaper says an Iranian actress has been sentenced to 18 months in prison on alleged security charges.

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The Associated Press, Tehran

A Tehran newspaper says an Iranian actress known for her political activism in support of the country’s reformists has been sentenced to 18 months in prison on alleged security charges.


The 24-year-old Pegah Agangarani was twice detained in the past, though she was released without charges - once during opposition protests over the 2009 re-election of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the second time in 2011. She has since been banned from traveling abroad.

She has backed Iran’s new, moderate President Hassan Rowhani, who has professed more tolerant views on social and cultural issues.

Tuesday’s report by the pro-reform Shargh daily quotes Agangarani's mother, Manijeh Hekmat, as saying the actress has been sentenced to 18 months.

It’s unclear who filed the complaint against Agangarani but she can appeal the ruling.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/entertainment/2013/10/29/Iran-sentences-actress-to-18-months-in-prison.html

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD TRIES TO DIP PUPPIES IN GASOLINE

 

'Puppy Bombs' Rescued from Egyptian Violence

Two puppies rescued after nearly being used as living firebombs by Muslim Brotherhood.



Lethal weapon?
Lethal weapon?

 

Two puppies from Egypt were rescued just moments before they were to be used by the Muslim Brotherhood in their protests as "puppy bombs" dipped in gasoline and set on fire.

The revelation about the Brotherhood's cruel tactic used two weeks ago at Tahrir Square during demonstrations against the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi's was made known by Robyn Urman, a pet rescuer in Tenafly, New Jersey, as reported by CBS 2.

Urman, who works with Pet ResQ Inc., was contacted by Mervat Said, an animal rescue volunteer in Egypt, and flew the puppies to New Jersey to find homes.

This is not the first case of dogs being rescued from animal cruelty in Egypt. On June 14, 2013, NECN reported about a litter of seven orphaned puppies who were rescued by Egyptian movie star Phaedra Al Masri. Al Masri also serves as a spokesperson for PETA, and took the dogs in after hearing their mother was poisoned when the puppies were only two weeks old.

In conjunction with the Egyptian Society of Mercy for Animals, Al Masri posted about the dogs through social media sites, and found homes for them in Canada and America.

Protests have shaken Egypt since Morsi was deposed in July, and clashes between police and Brotherhood members have been a frequent occurrence. Just last Friday saw thousands of protesters take to the streets throughout Egypt.

Cases of politically motivated animal cruelty have become a known phenomenon in the Arab world, the most common victims being accused of 'spying' for Israel. There have been numerous stories of birds being captured with Israeli 'spy' devices which turn out to be tracking devices, the most recent such story being from Lebanon where an eagle was captured two weeks ago by Hezbollah and killed.

Israeli bird researcher Gilad Friedman spoke about how the "spy" animal saga illustrates a lack of awareness within the Arab world towards attempts to protect animals from cruelty or extinction.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/173343#.UnBTDbK9KK0

Monday, October 28, 2013

INDIA ATTACKED Jihadi from within -Bomb Hindu Rally

 

They must Fear Modi because he will Not Appease this Jihadi Vermin and he will re establish India to its former Glory and Pride in its Hinduism.

Police in India have arrested two men and detained several others in connection with bomb attacks on a crowd gathered for an opposition rally in the northern state of Bihar.

A senior police official in the state capital, Patna, told the BBC that they were questioning the men.

The blasts on Sunday took place near a park in Patna where prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi was due to speak.

Six people died in the explosions and 102 others were wounded.

No group has said it carried out the attacks.

'Low-intensity' blasts

Tens of thousands of people had gathered in the city centre to hear the speech by Mr Modi, who later offered condolences to the families of the victims.


Mr Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to unseat Congress in a general election due next year.

"We have arrested two men, including the main accused, and detained more than 10 people," senior police official Manu Maharaj told the BBC from Patna on Monday.

Some people have also been detained in the neighbouring state of Jharkhand, police in that state's capital, Ranchi, said.

Meanwhile, a hospital official said the death toll had gone up to six overnight after an injured man died in hospital.

The explosions were caused by crude, home-made bombs and were "low-intensity", officials said.

The first bomb detonated at Patna railway station. Six others followed, all of them close to a public park filled with tens of thousands of BJP supporters.

Mr Modi, one of the most polarising figures in Indian politics, had been due to address a rally ahead of nationwide polls next year.

He was criticised in 2002 for doing little to prevent religious riots in his home state, Gujarat, in which more than 1,000 people died.

But he is also widely admired for making Gujarat one of India's most developed states.

-BBC

REMINDER - It was the American Hindu Community that came out in Force to Protest the 9-11 Mosque and the Hindu last year who gathered on 5 th ave NYC TO WARN OF ISLAM KILLING NON MUSLIMS ! We need to support INDIA !


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An outlawed Islamist group has been blamed for a series of deadly bomb blasts near an Indian opposition rally, in a grim prelude to national elections next spring.

No group has claimed responsibility for the six small blasts, which killed seven people and wounded 83 just before the rally by the Hindu nationalist opposition leader Narendra Modi on Sunday.

However, one of two suspects arrested after the blasts told police that the outlawed Indian Mujahideen had instructed him and others to carry out the bombings as hundreds of thousands of people gathered for the rally in a central park in Bihar's state capital of Patna, police said.

"The main motive was to create panic and cause a stampede," said Manu Maharaj, a senior police official in Patna. Officials from Modi's Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) said they kept news of the blasts quiet until after the rally to avoid panicking the crowd.

Modi is waging an aggressive campaign to become India's next prime minister and critics worry that his rise could exacerbate sectarian tensions between India's majority Hindus and its 138 million Muslims.

After the blasts, police detained three men in eastern Bihar state and three more in neighbouring Jharkhand, where officers raided a home and seized "a huge amount of explosives" along with bomb-making materials.

Police charged two of the suspects with criminal conspiracy and mass murder. The other four were released after questioning.

The Indian Mujahideen, which has been linked to the banned Pakistan-based Islamist rebel group Lashkar-e-Taiba, has not claimed responsibility for Sunday's blasts. India's hardline Islamic organisation Jamaat-e-Islami, meanwhile, denounced the attack and demanded swift punishment for those involved.

The death toll rose to seven on Monday as several people died from their injuries. Dozens more were still being treated in a Patna hospital, including several in critical condition.

Modi offered condolences to the victims in a Twitter message after the rally.

Bihar's top elected official, the chief minister Nitish Kumar, broke with the BJP six months ago over Modi's candidacy, which he suggested could upset communal relations within India's secular democracy of 1.2 billion people.

Modi, who has served three terms as Gujarat's leader, is credited with turning his western state into a haven for investment and industry. But for years Modi has dodged allegations that he and his Hindu fundamentalist party colleagues looked the other way and even encouraged marauding mobs of Hindus as they killed and burned their way through Muslim neighbourhoods in Gujarat in 2002, leaving more than 1,100 people dead in one of India's worst outbursts of communal violence.

No evidence directly links Modi to the violence, and he says he has no responsibility for the killings. The supreme court criticised his government, however, for failing to prosecute Hindu rioters who justified the rampage as revenge for a train fire that killed 60 Hindus.

An independent inquiry in 2006 determined that the fire was an accident, but a 2008 state government commission said it was planned by Muslims.

- Guardian

 

 

Mexican Jihad- the spread of Islam into Mexico

"Our porous southern border is a nightmare waiting to happen."


As the United States considers the Islamic jihadi threats confronting it from all sides, it might do well to focus on its southern neighbor, Mexico, which has been targeted by Islamists and jihadists, who, through a number of tactics—from engaging in da'wa, converting Mexicans to Islam, to smuggling and the drug cartel, to simple extortion, kidnappings and enslavement—have been subverting Mexico in order to empower Islam and sabotage the U.S.

According to a 2010 report, "Close to home: Hezbollah terrorists are plotting right on the U.S. border," which appeared in the NY Daily News:

Mexican authorities have rolled up a Hezbollah network being built in Tijuana, right across the border from Texas and closer to American homes than the terrorist hideouts in the Bekaa Valley are to Israel. Its goal, according to a Kuwaiti newspaper that reported on the investigation: to strike targets in Israel and the West. Over the years, Hezbollah—rich with Iranian oil money and narcocash—has generated revenue by cozying up with Mexican cartels to smuggle drugs and people into the U.S.In this, it has shadowed the terrorist-sponsoring regime in Tehran, which has been forging close ties with Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, who in turn supports the narcoterrorist organization FARC, which wreaks all kinds of havoc throughout the region.

Another 2010 article appearing in the Washington Times asserts that, "with fresh evidence of Hezbollah activity just south of the border [in Mexico], and numerous reports of Muslims from various countries posing as Mexicans and crossing into the United States from Mexico, our porous southern border is a national security nightmare waiting to happen." This is in keeping with a recent study done by Georgetown University, which revealed that the number of immigrants from Lebanon and Syria living in Mexico exceeds 200,000. Syria, along with Iran, is one of Hezbollah's strongest financial and political supporters, and Lebanon is the immigrants' country of origin.

A jihadist cell in Mexico was recently found to have a weapons cache of 100 M-16 assault rifles, 100 AR-15 rifles, 2,500 hand grenades, C4 explosives and antitank munitions. The weapons, it turned out, had been smuggled by Muslims from Iraq. According to this report, "obvious concerns have arisen concerning Hezbollah's presence in Mexico and possible ties to Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTO's) operating along the U.S.—Mexico border."

As far back as 2005, an article entitled "Islam is gaining a Foothold in Chiapas" showcased the inroads of Islam in Mexico:

Long a bastion of Catholicism, southern Mexico is quickly turning into a battleground for soul-savers. Islam, too, is gaining a foothold and the indigenous Mayans are converting by the hundreds. The Mexican government is worried about a culture clash in their own backyard… Muslim women in headscarves have become a common sight….

"Life is cheap" in impoverished Mexico. You want a job? Fine, pray five times a day, etc…

Kidnappings, as part of a drug cartel or as part of a jihadist operation, which legitimizes crimes such as kidnapping and child slavery, have become increasingly common. To convert non-Muslims to their cause, Islamists also whip up—and then exploit—a sense of "grievance" against the "white man."

In addition, according to counterterrorism experts in this report, Islamic terrorists blend in better with Mexicans than with Europeans, thereby enabling them to sneak into the U.S. across the southwest border. This Muslim cleric, for example, discusses how easy it is to smuggle a briefcase containing anthrax from Mexico into America, thereby killing at least some 330,000 Americans in a single hour.

Similarly, Michael Braun, formerly assistant administrator and chief of operations at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), said that the Iran-backed Lebanese group has long been involved in narcotics and human trafficking in South America; however, it is relying on Mexican narcotics syndicates that control access to transit routes into the U.S. Hezbollah relies on "the same criminal weapons smugglers, document traffickers and transportation experts as the drug cartels."

Only a few months ago, Washington announced that FBI and DEA agents disrupted a plot to commit a "significant terrorist act in the United States," tied to Iran with roots in Mexico. The increased violence—including beheadings, Islam's signature trademark—is even more indicative that Islamists are well ensconced in Mexico's drug cartel.

The threat is not limited to Hezbollah; back in 2006, according to an ISN, "Mexican authorities investigated the activities of the Murabitun [a da'wa, or missionary-outreach, organization named after historic jihadists along Spain's borders] due to reports of alleged immigration and visa abuses involving the group's European members and possible radicals, including al-Qaeda."

Even innocuous reports, such as this Muslim article, are cause for concern: "Today, most Mexican Islamic organizations focus on grassroots da'wa. These small organizations are most effective at the community level, going from village to village and speaking directly to the people." Although this may not sound problematic, the strain of Islam being spread by many of these da'wa organizations is the radical, "Salafist," anti-American variety.Here, for instance, is a popular Egyptian TV cleric saying that while Muslims must never smile to non-Muslims—who, as "infidels," are by nature the enemy—they are free to do so if the Muslim is engaged in da'wa, trying to win over the infidel into the fold of Islam, especially if the potential convert can help empower Islam in any way.

These are but a few of the many reports on Islam in Mexico. The evidence that many Islamists in Mexico are plotting against the U.S., using all means—such as drug trafficking, which is not forbidden in Sharia law if it serves to empower Islam—is overwhelming.

Under various methods—from the violent to the subversive to the exploitative—Islam allows Muslims to lie and commit other duplicitous acts in the furtherance of Islam. Taqiyya [dissimulation] permits Hezbollah and other Islamists To engage in Mexico's drug cartel, just as "pious" members of the Taliban in Afghanistan pursued the heroin trade. Aside from sheer violence, justified as "jihad," or holy war, tactics pursued by Mexico's Islamists include:

· Kidnappings and enslavement, for which Mexico is already notorious. Sharia permits kidnapping, and even enslaving the infidel, in this situation, any non-Muslim in Mexico. The Quran not only approves of this, but allows male jihadists to have sex with female captives of war (Sura 4, verse 3). Here, for example, is a Muslim politician trying to legalize the institution of "sex-slavery."

· Extortion and blackmail, features of the Mexican landscape, are also permissible in Islam. According to Sharia, during jihad, Muslims are permitted to hold for ransom infidels to be sold back for large amounts of money. Here, for instance, is a popular Egyptian sheikh saying that the Islamic world's problem is that it has stopped plundering and enslaving its infidel neighbors. He even boasts that under true Sharia, he could go to the local market and "buy" a female "sex-slave."

In using subversive elements for da'wa, Muslims might comfortably use false arguments to turn Mexicans against their northern neighbors. They might, for instance, argue that Islam is a religion of "racial equality," whereas Christianity is the "white man's" religion, imposed on their ancestors by racist whites who sought to keep them "impoverished" beyond the border. Islamist strategies in Mexico amount to trying to win the unbelievers over to their side, whether through conversion or just cooperation. For those who refuse to cooperate, they are infidels to be used in any way that seems fit.

Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum


 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood Memorandrum on the strategic goal to infiltrate America

We published this over a year ago, and look how their agenda is moving forward without much problems. Do you not recognize many of the organizations listed? And how many of these are funded and supported via Universities and the government itself? And no one is throwing these muslims out, deporting them by the millions.

In the 2008 Texas Terror Trial on the Holy Land Foundation where all the accused were found guilty on all terrorism charges, the U.S. Justice Dept entered an FBI document about the secret meeting of the Muslim Brotherhood in the US in the 1990s to plan an infiltration of America to promote the agenda of Islamism and create an Islamic state, a Caliphate.

The documents released as part of the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) terrorism financing trial suggest that the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. was far more structured and organized than previously known. Prior to the release of the documents, it was clear that the various organizations and individuals comprising the U.S. Brotherhood were networking extensively with each other but the existence of leadership structures could only be the subject of speculation. Now however, three of the documents shed light on such structures, at least as they existed at the end of the 1980′s and beginning of the 1990′s.

The first document, dated December 1988, is entitled “Preliminary vision for preparing future leadership” and was signed by M.A, likely Mohammed Akram who, as a report by the NEFA Foundation suggests, is probably Secretary General of the International al-Quds Foundation in Lebanon. The last page of the document is a spreadsheet with a column entitled “The Apparatuses”, a common word used by the Brotherhood for its organizations. This list of organizations comprises both public and covert U.S Brotherhood structures. The first covert structure is the “The Shura” with the first cell containing the name Al-Qadi, appearing to confirm the Chicago Tribune articleidentifying Ahmed Elkadi as head of the Brotherhood in the U.S. Other covert structures include “The Office”, “Security”, and the “Palestine C.” discussed in a previous post. The public structures include almost all of the known Brotherhood organizations such as theIslamic Society of North America (ISNA), the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) and the Muslim Student Association (MSA). Interestingly the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) is not included although it’s affiliate, the Association of Muslim Social Science, is part of the list.

The second document is entitled “An Explanatory Memorandum, On the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America” written by Mohamed Akram and dated May 22, 1991. On page 14 of this document, which is interesting on many other levels, Akram references the many of the covert Brotherhood apparatuses discussed above as he outlines his plan for further organizational development of the U.S. Brotherhood.

The third document is a phonebook dated 1992 that in various pages identifies the “Executive Committee”, probably the Shura Council, as well as the heads of various U.S. regions and committees. In total, these documents are substantial evidence of a highly organized and partially covert leadership structure of the U.S Muslim Brotherhood. The documents also identify well-known Islamic public organizations as part of that structure including ISNA, NAIT, MSA, and the Islamic Association for Palestine, the pre-cursor to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR is now calling themselves Washington Trust Foundation to hide the word Islamic from their operating name.

These memorandum was discovered by Swiss intelligence in a raid on suspected terrorist hideout in Switzerland and shared with the U.S. intelligence services. And as we see, some 20 years after they were created the Arab spring (khilafa movement) is spreading everywhere, and far beyond the Middle East.

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http://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/the-muslim-brotherhood-memorandrum-on-the-strategic-goal-to-infiltrate-america/

 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Hindu Children attacked by Muslim Mob for Singing Vande Mataram

Muslim Clerics issue Fatwa Muslims can't sing INDIA's NATIONAL SONG and they are citizens of INDIA! NOW they are attacking Hindu children for singing it....and so it goes - The world over - Non muslims must be tolerant submit to Islams intolerance . THIS IS WRONG!

‘Vande Mataram’ which literally means ”I bow to thee, Mother” India. Many Islamic scholars and clerics have issued fatwa against singing of ‘Vande Mataram’. According to a resolution, Muslims should not sing ‘Vande Mataram’ as its reciting is against the Islam. But I never thought and expected that Muslims will start attacking Hindu Children for singing Indian National Song. Recently on India’s Independence Day, Muslim mob attacked children singing Vande Mataram, and many were seriously injured. Read the complete news from Niti Central:

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The singing of Vande Mataram by school children has made hate mongers in Uttar Pradeshvery unhappy. So unhappy in fact that they have now taken to attacking unarmed and helpless children with sharp weapons.

According to a report in Dainik Jagran, children in Sarsawa’s Qutubpur village, singing Vande Mataram on their Prabhat Pheri on August 15, were attacked with sticks and sharp weapons. As a result, several of them were injured and were forced to flee the place screaming.

Angry protesters took out a procession on Friday demanding that the attackers be brought to justice.

As per another report from Hindi Newspaper ‘Dainik Jagaran’, the mob claimed that very soon they will turn India into a Islamic country and Islam is against secularism and democracy. I thanks Muslims for showing how Patriot Muslims are in India

http://mostintolerantreligion.com/2013/08/17/hindu-children-attacked-by-muslim-mob-for-singing-vande-mataram/
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IRAN - 80 Lashes to Christians for practicing their Faith

 

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    Christians in Iran are being driven to worship in secret house churches, and even there, they may face arrest. (Reuters)

Four Iranian Christians were reportedly sentenced to 80 lashes for drinking wine for communion, a shocking punishment meted out even as a new United Nations report blasted the Islamic republic for its systematic persecution of non-Muslims.

The four men were sentenced Oct. 6 after being arrested in a house church last December and charged with consuming alcohol in violation of the theocracy's strict laws, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide. They were among several Christians punished for their faith in a nation where converting from Islam to Christianity can bring the death penalty. According to a new October UN report by Ahmed Shaheed, UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran, such persecution is common, despite new President Hasan Rouhani's pledge to be a moderate.

“At least 20 Christians were in custody in July 2013," Shaheed wrote. "In addition, violations of the rights of Christians, particularly those belonging to evangelical Protestant groups, many of whom are converts, who proselytize to and serve Iranian Christians of Muslim background, continue to be reported.”

"If the regime thinks that its international charm offensive will help whitewash its appalling human rights record as documented by the UN report, they are sorely mistaken.”

- Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee

Iran’s regime has made stopping the spread of Christianity a cornerstone of its crackdown on religious freedom. There are estimated to be as many as 370,000 Christians in Iran, according to the most recent U.S. State Department report. The clerical rulers see Christianity as a threat to Iran’s majority ultra-orthodox Shiite Islamic religion.

“Despite the recent Iranian charm offensive, Dr. Shaheed's report reminds us of the true nature of the Iranian regime where the abuse of human rights continue," Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), chairman and founder of the Iran Dissident Awareness Program, told FoxNews.com. "Political prisoners like blogger Mohammad Reza Pourshajari are being denied adequate medical care, journalists and their families continue to be targets of the regime, Pastor Saeed Abedini and Amir Hekmati are still languishing in prison and the Baha'i community faces increasing persecution. This is the true nature of the regime we're dealing with during negotiations in Geneva."

Alireza Miryousefi,a spokesman for Iran’s mission to the UN, did not respond to requests for comment, but Iran’s government blasted Dr. Shaheed’s report as not objective. According to Iran’s state-controlled news outlet Press TV, an Iranian official from the UN mission said Shaheed "has not paid sufficient notice to Iran's legal system and Islamic culture and considers whatever he sees in the West as an international standard for the entire world."

Shaheed is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading authorities on human rights. He served as the minister of foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives.

“It should be no surprise that Iran’s human rights record as documented by the UN is nothing short of atrocious," Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told FoxNews.com. "If the regime thinks that its international charm offensive will help whitewash its appalling human rights record as documented by the UN report, they are sorely mistaken.”

The UN reported noted Iran’s “Authorities continue to compel licensed Protestant churches to restrict Persian-speaking and Muslim-born Iranians from participating in services, and raids and forced closures of house churches are ongoing…More than 300 Christians have been arrested since 2010, and dozens of church leaders and active community members have reportedly been convicted of national security crimes in connection with church activities, such as organizing prayer groups, proselytizing and attending Christian seminars abroad. “

On Monday, a retired California pastor, Eddie Romero, managed to sneak into Iran to demand the release of imprisoned Iranian Christians. Pastor Romero protested in front of Iran’s notorious Evin prison, declaring “Let my people go.” Prison officials detained Romero and he was sent back to the U.S. Romero sought to shine a spotlight on the plight of imprisoned Christian Iranians, including Farshid Fathi, the American-Iranian pastor Saeed Abedini, Mostafa Bordbar, and Alireza Seyyedian.

The four Christian Iranians sentenced to 80 lashes for violating Iran’s anti-alcohol law have ten days to appeal their verdict.

“The sentences handed down to these members of the Church of Iran effectively criminalize the Christian sacrament of sharing in the Lord’s Supper and constitute an unacceptable infringement on the right to practice faith freely and peaceably,” Mervyn Thomas, chief executive of Christian Solidarity Worldwide, said.

Benjamin Weinthal reports on the Christians in the Middle East. He is a fellow at the Foundation For Defense of Democracies. Follow Benjamin on Twitter@BenWeinthal

Benjamin Weinthal is a Berlin-based fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Follow him on Twitter@BenWeinthal.

1-case Exposing the Hunt for Christians in Pakistan

 

Police and Islamists in Pakistan are searching for a young Christian accused of blasphemy – with the Islamists calling for his death – after he corrected misconceptions about Christianity in a Muslim book, sources said.

Police, Islamic Extremists in Pakistan Hunt for Christian Accused of 'Blasphemy'Young evangelist in hiding denies charges, sources say.Special to Morning Star News
Flag of Lashkar-e-Taiba, predecessor of Islamic extremist group Jamaat ud Dawa. (ArnoldPlaton, Wikipedia)ISTANBUL, October 25, 2013 (Morning Star News) – Police and a banned Islamic extremist group in Lahore, Pakistan are searching for a young Christian accused of blasphemy – with the extremist group calling for his death – after he sought to correct misconceptions about Christianity in a Muslim book, sources said.

Sources close to Adnan Masih, 26, said he believes that if he turns himself in, he will be killed by either the Islamic extremist Jamaat ud Dawa (JuD) or the Pakistani judicial system, which makes blasphemy against Islam’s prophet punishable by death. They said Masih denies having written anything against Islam or its prophet, Muhammad, when he scribbled in a Muslim book he found in a glassworks shop where his brother works.

His brother, Irfan Masih, was busy elsewhere that day, Oct. 7, and asked him to fill in for him at the shop. Masih, who has a master’s in English and trained as a pastor at a United Pentecostal seminary, became bored and began going through books in a desk drawer, where he noticed one entitled, “I Asked the Bible Why Korans Were Burnt [in Urdu, ‘Mein ney Bible sey poocha Quran kyun jaley’],” sources said.

A source close to Masih said the evangelist and tutor noticed several false statements about the Bible and about Jesus, which he highlighted with a marker and corrected by answering with verses from the Bible. The next day Masih found a case had been registered against him for blasphemy under the Pakistan Penal Code’s Section 295, parts A, B and C – for allegedly outraging religious feelings, defiling the Koran and defaming Muhammad respectively.

The book belonged to a Muslim worker at the shop, Abid Mehmood, who upon seeing the notations went to police and also notified the JuD, a banned Islamic militant organization related to the Lashkar-e-Taiba, which has been designated as a global terrorist group operating in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.

The United States has announced a $10 million bounty on JuD chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, but he is supported by Pakistan’s powerful Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence and moves about freely in the country.

Masih, married and a father of two young girls, went into hiding after learning that JuD had issued a fatwa calling for his head. A source said he had no idea that “pointing out false references in a book would land him in such big trouble.”

Hafiz Abdul Malik of the JuD told Morning Star News that the group would not tolerate one word against their prophet.

“The police better arrest the blasphemer and hand him over to us on Saturday [Oct. 19],” Malik said last week. “We will not be responsible for any law-and-order situation in the city if the police fails to keep its assurance. How dare someone use derogatory language against our beloved prophet … Don’t they know that the Koran orders us to slit the throat of whoever is disrespectful to Allah’s beloved prophet?”

Since last week, JuD extremists have continued to gather at the Township Police Station and the superintendent’s office every evening to clamor for Masih’s arrest.

Accuser’s Statement
Mehmood, of Lahore’s Shadbagh area, told Morning Star News that he noticed Masih reading his book when he entered the shop.

“I did not ask Adnan why he was reading my book and started working,” Mehmood said. “The next day [Oct. 8], when I opened the book for reading, I noticed that on several pages Adnan Masih had written abuses and derogatory remarks against our holy prophet with a lead pencil.”

The complainant in the case said that he immediately took the evidence to the Township Police Station and demanded the arrest of Masih. Police detained the shop owner, Mushtaq Masih, who is a Christian.

“The police have taken my employer, Mushtaq Masih, into custody for investigation, but I have told them that he is not at fault,” Mehmood said. “The investigating officer and the station house officer have assured me that Mushtaq Masih is only being detained until they are able to trace and arrest Adnan Masih or his brother Irfan Masih, both of whom are in hiding since the registration of the case.”

Asked why he and the police were seeking Irfan Masih’s arrest when he was not present in the shop when the alleged blasphemy took place, Mehmood said detaining him would pressure his brother to surrender to police.

“Irfan has never been disrespectful to Islam, but he is the brother of a blasphemer and must suffer for his action,” he said.

Mehmood, who registered a First Information Report (No. 675/13) with Township Police against Masih on Oct. 8, said that as part of JuD he joined a large number from the group that besieged the Township Police Station on Oct. 17 to protest the non-arrest of Masih.

“SHO [Station House Officer] Rana Akmal has assured us that he would arrest the blasphemer by Saturday [Oct. 19],” he said last week. “We had planned a protest rally after Friday prayer, but now we will wait until Saturday.”

Deputy Superintendent of Police Asad Muzaffar told Morning Star News that officers were trying to keep tensions under control, and that “Adnan Masih’s arrest is important to prevent violence on other Christians.”

“Right now, it’s not a matter of whether Adnan Masih is guilty or not,” Muzaffar said. “He has been charged under all three sections of the blasphemy law, which is a very serious offense. He must surrender to us so that we can investigate the charges against him.”

Muzaffar said that he had asked local Christian leaders to bring Masih before them to prevent rioting.

“Islamist groups have already started pressuring us, warning of massive protests in the city,” he said. “So far, we have been unable to arrest the accused as he and his family have gone into hiding, but finding them is not impossible.”

Asked why police were keeping Mushtaq Masih in illegal custody when he hasn’t been accused of committing any wrongdoing, Muzaffar said the shop owner was detained for questioning.

“The complainant has not accused his employer of blasphemy,” he said. “He’s our ‘guest’ until we have the main accused in our custody.”

Attorney Shoaib Salim, who practices law in the Lahore High Court, told Morning Star News that police were committing an illegal act by keeping an innocent man in custody.

“The law does not allow detaining a person who is not required in any investigation or case,” Salim said. “The FIR just states that Mushtaq Masih is the owner of the shop. He wasn’t even present there when the alleged incident took place, and neither has the complainant sought his interrogation. The police must release him immediately, or the family should approach the High Court for relief.”

Reform Efforts
Pakistan’s blasphemy laws are frequently used against religious minorities, with frivolous accusations used to settle personal vendettas. In the minds of some, the statutes also grant license to take more drastic action; on Sept. 14, a Muslim in Karachi, Muhammad Asif, accused a 58-year-old Christian, Boota Masih, of blasphemy as he slit his business rival’s throat, killing him, according to relatives (see Morning Star News, Sept. 19).

The Council for Islamic Ideology, Pakistan’s premier body of Islamic scholars, recently expressed willingness to amend the country’s controversial blasphemy laws to prevent their misuse, but a majority opposed the proposals, saying existing laws were sufficient to deal with misuse.

Allama Tahir Ashrafi, a member of the council, told Morning Star News that he had lobbied hard for amending the laws to stop their misuse.

“I had proposed fixing the same punishment for the person who falsely accuses of blasphemy as the accused,” he said, but Council Chairman Maulana Sherani opposed the proposal. “Maulana Sherani said the Pakistan Penal Code already has sections which deal with sentences for those who misuse any law.”

While many in Pakistan believe that the blasphemy laws are contrary to basic human rights and are widely misused against Christians and Muslims alike, very few have publicly demanded repealing them.

Statute 295-A forbids outraging religious feelings, 295-B forbids defiling the Koran and 295-C forbids defaming Muhammad, but parts A and B require that intent be shown in order to obtain a conviction. Defiling the Koran is punishable by life in prison (25 years in Pakistan), and defaming Muhammad is punishable by death with or without a fine.

Christians make up just 2.45 percent of Pakistan’s population, which is nearly 96 percent Muslim, according to Operation World. Religiously charged court cases commonly involve clamoring crowds of Muslims and other pressures coming to bear on lawyers and judges. On July 13, a court in Toba Tek Singh District, Punjab Province sentenced 29-year-old Sajjad Masih to life in prison after Islamist mobs clamored for a conviction for defaming Muhammad, in spite of the complainant retracting the accusation and admitting police pressured him into making it, according to Masih’s attorney (see Morning Star News, July 15).

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws have been used to falsely accuse other Christians. Karma Patras, a 56-year-old pastor released on bail in February after his accuser said he was mistaken in filing the complaint (see Morning Star News, Feb. 25), was exonerated in June.

Asia Noreen (also known as Asia Bibi), a Christian mother of five, has been sentenced to death after being incarcerated on false charges of blasphemy since November 2010.

Blasphemy charges against Rimsha Masih, a girl whose mental age was determined to be less than 14 years old, were dismissed on Nov. 20, 2012 after a judge ruled that they were baseless (see Morning Star News, Nov. 20, 2012). She has since been relocated to Canada.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ten Reasons Why Moderate Muslims Are Not the Answer

Written by George Whale, Liberty GB-

How often have you heard politicians say that the majority of Muslims in the West are hard-working, law-abiding moderates? How often have you heard them say that moderate Muslims are the answer to the problem of Islamic extremism?

These platitudes are supposed to reassure us. Here are ten reasons why they don't.

 

1. Moderate Muslims have a worrying capacity to produce terrorist offspring

Hook-handed hate preacher Abu Hamza's father was an Egyptian army officer – middle class and thoroughly respectable.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the notorious 'underpants bomber', comes from a wealthy Nigerian family. His father, Umaru Mutallab is (according to The Guardian) "one of the country's most respected businessmen".

Omar Hammami left his home in Alabama, USA, to become a leader of the Islamist terror organisation al Shabaab. His father, a retired civil engineer, said, "I tried my best, and so did my wife, to raise him the best we could."

Hasib Hussain's quiet, hard-working parents were "devastated" to learn that their son was the bus bomber who killed 13 people in London on 7th July 2005.

 

2. Muslim moderates are terrified of Muslim extremists

The implicit, ever-present threat of ostracism or violence keeps quiet Muslims in line – which means that the radicals usually get their way. As John Hawkins notes:"Imagine how ... terrifying it must be to condemn Jihadists when you may semi-regularly run into people who think that way in your neighborhood or mosque."

 

3. Moderates can turn into extremists

Even Muslims who appear at ease in western society can flip.

In the 1980's Andy Choudary was a party animal who lived for sex and booze. He turned into Anjem Choudary, rabble-rousing hate preacher and co-founder of poppy-burning Islamist group al Muhajiroun.

Anjem Choudary, before and after

As a teenager in Leeds, Mohammad Sidique Khan was to all appearances fully westernised, even to the extent of calling himself 'Sid'. In July 2005, 30-year-old Sid took a rucksack full of explosives to London and detonated it on a Tube train, killing 7 innocent people.

Sid's fellow 7/7 terrorist Shehzad Tanweer was described by neighbours as a "nice lad" who could "get on with anyone". He murdered 7 others.

 

4. Moderate Muslims slaughter conscious animals

There are some practices in the Islamic world acceptable to Muslim moderates but abhorrent to most westerners. These practices include ritual halal slaughter(regarded as wholesome family entertainment in some Muslim communities).

Moderate Muslims buy halal food. They also pay zakat. There's evidence that income from sales of halal and zakat have both been used to fund terrorism.

Think twice before ordering that kebab – you could be funding terrorism

 

5. Moderates aren't actually all that moderate

Still on the subject of animals, here's respected UK journalist Mehdi Hasan talking about non-believers as "cattle":

"The kuffar, the disbelievers, the atheists who remain deaf and stubborn to the teachings of Islam, the rational message of the Koran; they are described in the Koran as 'a people of no intelligence', Allah describes them as not of no morality, not as people of no belief – people of 'no intelligence' – because they’re incapable of the intellectual effort it requires to shake off those blind prejudices, to shake off those easy assumptions about this world, about the existence of God. In this respect, the Koran describes the atheists as 'cattle', as cattle of those who grow the crops and do not stop and wonder about this world."

Bovinophobe Mehdi Hasan

Inayet Bunglawala is media secretary for the Muslim Council of Britain, appointee to a government anti-extremism taskforce and, like Mehdi Hasan, a darling of the liberal media. In 1993 he described Omar Abdel-Rahman, mastermind of that year's World Trade Center bombing as "courageous". He has also called Osama bin Laden a "freedom fighter".

Such attitudes are by no means rare amongst 'moderate' Muslims. In a 2007 Pew Research study of Muslim nations around the world, 38% responded that suicide bombings and other violence against civilians are sometimes justified. And a Daily Telegraph survey found that 6% of British Muslims supported the London 7/7 bombings. (Source: Wikipedia.)

London 7/7 bombings – supported by 100,000 UK Muslims

 

6. There's no way of knowing if a Muslim really is moderate

Islamic fanatics are well-versed in the arts of taqiyya and kitman – lying and deceiving in the cause of Islam –, as practised by the Prophet himself. It is part of any extremist's modus operandi to convince enemy dupes that he's harmless.

 

7. When is a fanatic not a fanatic? When he's on the government payroll

The Quilliam Foundation is an anti-extremism organisation which proposes such remedies as rehab centres for would-be bombers and recovering Islamists. Quilliam's founders know all about Islamism: Maajid Nawaz is a convicted former recruiting officer for Hizb ut-Tahrir, the Islamist organisation that wants to end democracy, establish a global caliphate and destroy the state of Israel.

Mr Nawaz is a reformed character now, which of course has nothing to do with his reported £85,000 a year salary as Quilliam's Executive Director. Nice work if you can get it.

Laughing all the way to the Islamic bank – recovering Islamist Maajid Nawaz

Many have argued that the government's Prevent strategy (also intended to combat radicalism) is little more than a publicly funded extortion racket. In 2011 Home Secretary Theresa May admitted that some of the £63million annual anti-extremism budget had been handed over to extremist organisations.

"Give me the money and I'll behave – at least for now", seems to be the unspoken threat of every 'reformed' extremist or terrorist sympathiser seeking a lucrative alternative to the dole.

 

8. Many moderates support sharia law

Sharia, as you may know, is a primitive system of injustice that operates in many Islamic countries and discriminates against women, homosexuals and non-Muslims. If ever imposed here, sharia law would condemn your (Christian, Jewish, Sikh, etc.) grandchildren to permanent second-class status and make their lives very unpleasant, to say the least.

A poll in 2006 found that 40% of UK Muslims want Sharia in Britain. A 2010 survey of British Muslim students echoed that result (and almost one-third of them thought that killing in the name of Islam was justified).

Many UK Muslims want sharia

 

9. Islam has a different understanding of 'moderacy' than we do

Many Muslims would regard stoning a woman for adultery or flogging gay men as moderate, even compassionate actions. Which in a way they are, when you consider the punishments favoured in some parts of the Islamic world.

Gay rights under fundamentalist Islam in Iran

 

10. Even moderate Muslims like to proselytise

More moderate Muslims equals more mosques equals more Islamisation equals more Islamic enclaves equals fewer places in Britain where non-Muslims can feel at home.

The growth of proselytising Islam in Britain also means more conversions of non-Muslims to Islam, people like Samantha Lewthwaite, terrorist plotter Richard Dartand Lee Rigby's murderer Michael Adebolajo.

Extremist-next-door Samantha Lewthwaite, the 'White Widow'

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