In other words, Harris Zafar, spokesman for the Ahmadiyya* Muslim community, doesn’t think Hirsi Ali, a former Muslim, has the right to present her personal views about Islam unless a Muslim speaker is also allowed to “correct her misguided views.” The good news: Hirsi Ali DID speak at Yale …unopposed.
* FYI Ahmadiyya Muslims, a small minority, are considered by some to follow a more moderate form of Islam which is considered blasphemous by most Muslims.
BENNETT FOR PRESIDENT in 2016? Rep. John Bennett stands behind his statements warning about the ‘threat of Islam’ in America. CAIR is apoplectic over its apparent inability to force Oklahoma Republican leaders to repudiate Bennett’s anti-Islam remarks.
Tulsa World Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw, meeting Monday night with constituents at a Republican gathering and not only did not back down from statements he made earlier this month that were critical of Islam, he doubled down on them. Bennett has been at the center of a political maelstrom that has gained national attention since he published comments on social media warning people to be wary of Muslim Americans and then refused to apologize in the face of mounting criticism.
If you haven’t already, please send your support to John Bennett:
They talk in codes to their fellow terrorists about planning attacks against Americans. However, Navajo Code Talkers* they aren’t.
The only advantage they have is law enforcement’s limited ability to spy on Muslims in America, thanks to the Obama Regime’s restrictions on this.
* Navajo Code Talkers
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) shot down a Syrian regime fighter jet conducting airstrikes on the group’s stronghold of Raqqa on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. “It is the first aircraft shot down since the regime launched air strikes against the jihadists in July following their declaration of a caliphate in late June.”
Al-Arabiya (h/t Susan K) Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP that the plane was carrying out strikes on the ISIS stronghold of Raqa when it was hit. It crashed into a house in the Euphrates Valley city, the sole provincial capital entirely out of Syrian government control, causing deaths and injuries on the ground, he added. A photograph posted on a jihadist Twitter account purported to show the burnt-out wreckage of the plane.
“Allahu Akbar (God is greater), thanks to God we can confirm that a military aircraft has been shot down over Raqa,” another account said, congratulating the “lions of the Islamic State.”
The plane is far from the first Syrian government aircraft downed by opposition forces, but it comes after President Bashar al-Assad’s regime stepped up its air campaign against ISIS in eastern Syria. In recent weeks it has repeatedly targeted the group’s Euphrates valley strongholds in Raqa and Deir Ezzor provinces and jihadist-held areas of the northeastern province of Hasakeh.
An Islamic State militant (L) stands next to residents as they hold pieces of wreckage from a Syrian war plane after it crashed in Raqqa
U.S. President Barack Obama said last week he would not hesitate to hit ISIS in Syria. Senior U.S. officials have said that the Syrian military’s air defenses would face retaliation if Syria attempted to respond to U.S. airstrikes that are expected against ISIS targets in Syria. One official said if the Assad military were to demonstrate that it was a threat to the U.S. ability to operate in the area, it would put Syrian air defenses in the region at risk.
The United States has stressed it will not coordinate with the Assad government in any way in its fight against ISIS. Obama’s position has long been that he would like to see Assad leave power, particularly after using chemical weapons against his own people last year. But airstrikes against ISIS in Syria could have the indirect effect of benefiting Assad because the extremists have been fighting the Syrian government during what is now a three-year civil war.
Washington wants to train and equip (non-existent) Syrian rebels who are deemed to be moderate to hold territory cleared by U.S. airstrikes.
AUSTRALIA: Gold Coast City Councillors have rejected a controversial mosque proposed for Currumbin Waters. Councillors voted 10 to 5 to scrap the application that had received a record number of objections in the lead up to today’s vote.
Gold Coast Bulletin
Currumbin-based city councillor Chris Robbins asked colleagues to refuse the mosque at today’s full council meeting. After a division was called, the vote was 10 councillors in support of Cr Robbins and five councillors against.
Those against her motion (and in support of the mosque) were Dawn Crichlow, Glenn Tozer, William Owen-Jones, Margaret Grummitt and Lex Bell. Those supporting her included Mayor Tom Tate and Deputy Mayor Donna Gates.
About 10 police officers were also there, after councillors Cameron Caldwell and William Owen-Jones received death threats for their support of the development.Another councillor, Chris Robbins, claimed she was threatened with gang rape and death from people opposed to the development via a social media website. Despite that, Cr Robbins led the call to reject the application, saying council had let down the community by not fully assessing the impact the development would have on them.
Residents have wildly celebrated the “win” outside the chamber, their cheers heard inside as councillors considered other planning matters. Cr Gates and Burleigh-based councillor Greg Betts spoke early to support the motion to refuse the application.
They were cheered by residents in a packed gallery. Many councillors who had publicly supported the mosque back-flipped and voted against it.
Both councillors Glenn Tozer and William Owen-Jones were unable to support Cr Robbins, given legal advice which suggested council would face an appeal from the mosque applicants.
Council had been asked to vote on a “material change of use” to allow Salsabil Charitable Organisation to convert a warehouse in an industrial estate at Currumbin into an Islamic place of worship.The plans for the 4768 square metre site triggered several protests from residents, some waving anti-Islamic signs, throughout the approvals process.A small number of anti-Islamic protesters gathered outside council chambers on Tuesday.
About 30 opponents of the planned mosque cheered and booed from the public gallery during Tuesday’s debate.Councillors from both sides of the debate expressed concern that the decision to refuse the application would result in a court appeal which could be costly for ratepayers.
The video shows the three children sobbing as a man standing behind a camera waves a knife and asks: “Whom do we behead first?” “Put your hand here or else I will sever your head,” he tells one of the terrified boys, who are crying throughout the video.
“You, come here … Do you belong to Daesh?” the man says, using an acronym for the full Arabic name of the ISIS Islamic State group, which has recently beheaded two Lebanese soldiers. Adding to the pathos of the incident, the crying children respond by pointing at each other.
The man who staged the sick prank has confessed that he was amused by their weeping and their mother actually loved the video, a police statement said on Saturday. In a surprising twist, the kids’ mother arrived during the last moments of filming and she actually “loved the scene” and asked that the video be sent to her phone.
Elder of Ziyon
Prime Minister Najib Razak
Gee, could it be ISIS that is in possession of that missing Malaysia MH-370 airliner?
AWD News via TROP The Malaysian prime mister ordered police to suppress voices demanding his Islamist government to abandon supporting ISIS. My party members must emulate the bravery of a Middle Eastern militant group that defeated an Iraqi force outnumbering it nearly 30 to one if we (Malay Islamist party) are to survive, Najib Razak said on Sunday during a formal party dinner in Kuala Lumpur.
The Malaysian prime minister was listing virtues that were needed to allow his party to continue in power, during a dinner to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Malaysian independence.
“For example, when someone dares to fight to their death, they can even defeat a much bigger team. “As proof — whether we agree or not is another matter — the group ISIS with the strength of just 1,300 people, can defeat an Iraqi army of 30,000 soldiers, until four, five generals with three, four stars run for their lives, jump out the window at night. Why? Because they are afraid of those who are brave,” he told more than 1,000 Malaysian Islamic party members in attendance.
He also stressed the importance of being loyal to god, the party, and friends. Najib said having wisdom and foresight in battles as well as the ability to organize is also crucial in strengthening the party.
The Saudi-backed Islamic State of Iraq in the Syria (ISIS) is a splinter group of al-Qaeda that wants to set up an Islamic caliphate encompassing both Iraq and Syria.