Calling the bill an “Atrocious Amendment,” Americans United for Separation of Church & State’ says, “We object to anti-Sharia bills because they’re unnecessary, their provisions are overly broad, and they unfairly target the nation’s Muslim communities. And that violates the First Amendment.”
AU Next month, Alabama voters will have an opportunity to weigh in on Amendment One, which would add a provision to the state constitution that ostensibly attempts to ban Islamic, or Sharia, law. It’s hardly the first bill of its kind. Last year, state legislatures in Florida, Missouri, North Carolina and Oklahoma debated similar measures; Missouri’s bill never made it past the governor’s desk. In the other states, the bills were limited to family law.
Alabama’s bill goes a bit further. If enacted, it would require the state’s courts to avoid enforcing or applying rulings from other courts if those rulings are based on foreign law. That could affect contractual obligations from foreign courts (a more than occasional occurrence in international business dealings).
And the bill’s reasoning appears sound. “The public policy of this state is to protect its citizens from the application of foreign laws when the application of a foreign law will result in the violation of a right guaranteed by the Alabama Constitution or of the United States Constitution, including, but not limited to, due process, freedom of religion, speech, assembly, or press, or any right of privacy or marriage,” it asserts.
At Americans United, we are often asked why we don’t support these bills. The answer is always the same: Because there isn’t a real threat that our courts or legislatures are implementing Sharia law. We have yet to receive a report about a Muslim community or Muslim elected official attempting to legislate based on Sharia principles. If we did, we’d take action. We do, however, receive many reports about fundamentalist Christians doing exactly that.
Israeli troops on Friday shot dead a Ramallah-born teenager, 17, with U.S. citizenship, who the army said was about to hurl a petrol bomb at Israeli motorists near the city of Ramallah. “The forces fired immediately to neutralize the danger… and confirmed a hit,” said an IDF spokeswoman.
Orwa Abd al-Wahhab Hammad, 17, an Arab American teen from New Orleans has been shot dead in clashes in the village of Silwad near Ramallah.
AFP An army spokeswoman said troops posted at the village of Silwad to protect a major road widely used by Jewish residents in the area spotted a person about to hurl a petrol bomb. Palestinian officials named the youth as Orwa Hammad, 17, saying he was shot during a stone-throwing protest against troops, a regular occurrence at Silwad, near Ofra settlement.
The US consulate in Jerusalem said the young jihadi held US citizenship, while locals in Silwad said Hammad’s father lives in the United States. “We can confirm now that the teenager who was killed was an American citizen,” consulate spokesman Leslie Ordeman told AFP, without commenting further. Orwa Abd al-Wahhab Hammad was born in Ramallah and moved with his family to New Orleans, according to his brother Mohammad.
On Friday, police in Jerusalem clashed with Palestinians, firing tear gas to disperse stone-throwing protesters. They were deployed ahead of weekly Muslim prayers as the army restricted access to a flashpoint mosque, after a deadly Palestinian attack sent tensions soaring.
Paliscum from the Jalazoun refugee camp clash with Israeli security forces at the entrance of the Jewish West Bank neighborhood of Beit El, north of Ramallah, after a march against Israeli restrictions on the Al-Aqsa mosque
Nightly clashes have broken out since a Palestinian ploughed his car into a crowd of Israelis on Wednesday, killing a baby, who Washington said was a US citizen, and injuring six other people before he was shot dead by police.
Agema made this appropriate remark in reference to recent news that Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists were using ex-Iraqi Air Force pilots to train them in how to fly Russian MIG fighter jets which ISIS had stolen from Syria. Agema’s benign remark on Facebook was:
“I wouldn’t be too concerned over this. American or Israeli fighter pilots could take all of these out in a single day. We had a saying in the Air Force that camel jockeys don’t make good fighter pilots and the Israelis proved this to be accurate.”
CAIRThe Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today called on Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to condemn the most recent racist remark by a state GOP official on social media. Michigan Republic National Committee Dave Agema recently referred to Arabs as “camel jockeys“ on his Facebook page.
Earlier this year, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and state GOP Chairman Bobby Schostak both condemned Agema for his bigoted comments. But Governor Snyder has yet to repudiate Agema by name for his efforts to marginalize Arabs, Muslims and immigrants.
“We call on Governor Snyder to condemn Agema’s latest racist remarks,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid. “As the symbolic leader of the GOP in the state, the governor’s failure to condemn Mr. Agema by name for his racist (what ‘race’ is Islam?) comments gives many in the Muslim and Arab community the impression that he silently approves the comments.” (Hopefully he does)
Walid also mentioned that a series of racist comments coming from members of the GOP nationwide may influence how American Muslims vote in the upcoming midterm election. (Who cares?)
Someone (probably fed up with the rising tide of beheadings and terror attacks by Muslims in the West) threw what appears to be a Molotov cocktail explosive device at a southeast Albuquerque Mosque Friday morning, according to Albuquerque police.
CAIRMuslim Brotherhood front group, Hamas-linked The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), is calling on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate a Molotov cocktail attack on an Albuquerque, N.M., mosque as a hate crime.
Albuquerque police say the incendiary device was thrown Friday morning at a window of the Islamic Center of New Mexico but did not enter the building. The device ignited and caused minimal damage to the exterior of the mosque. No injuries were reported.
Zale Thompson, who also used the MUSLIM name ‘Zaim Farouq Abdul-Malik’ has been named as the ax-wielding maniacwho tried to kill four NYPD officers in Queens on October 23. Thompson injured two of the cops before being shot dead by the other two.
1. Thompson Wielded an 18-Inch Ax & Never Said a Word
Thompson was shot dead on Jamaica Avenue near 162nd Street in Queens after he attacked a group of cops with an 18-inch ax as the officers posed for a photo. DNA Info reports a freelance photographer had approached the foot-patrol officers and asked to take their picture.
Thompson attacked them without saying a word, according to witnesses. Officer Kenneth Healey, 25, suffered a severe wound to the head, and Officer Joseph Meeker, 24, was injured in the arm. Both are rookies in the NYPD.
2. He Was Discharged From the Navy & Was a ‘Proponent of Black Power’
CNN reportsthat Thompson was discharged from the Navy and that he had a criminal record in California. His Navy discharge was related to misconduct.
According to his Facebook page, Thompson is a native of Queens who graduated in 2011 from the Teachers College at Columbia University. His page also says he attended the The College of New Rochelle and High School of Graphic Communications Arts. His last-known address was in East New York, Brooklyn, but the New York Post reports that he had moved to Jamaica, Queens, this year. Neighbors called him “weird” and said he constantly fought with his girlfriend and mother while he lived in Brooklyn.
He is 32 years old. On his LinkedIn page, Thompson lists his skills as Microsoft Office, public speaking and research. A source told the New York Post that Thompson was “very educated” and was a proponent of “black power.”
If you’re looking for “perfect” muslims who never make any mistakes intheir Jihad, then you will be looking in vain! If the Zionists and theCrusaders had never invaded and colonized the Islamic lands after WW1, then there would be no need for Jihad! Which is better, to sit around and donothing, or to Jihad fisabeelallah!
It’s ok for white people to draw pictures of a white jesus, and then colonize Africa, and enslave the negro in America, wipe out the native American, and invade the middle east. They call black people racist for rejecting the oppression they suffered from whites. Listen, when black people have colonized the entire continent of Europe, enslaved its people, and sold them into bondage to foreign lands, then you can call them racist.
Zale Thompson’s friend, Frank Francois. (Facebook)
He never expressed, to me, that I could recall, that he would do anything violent. Yes he said there were things that needed to be done, non-violent, collective action. We spoke against all aspects of any type of terrorism — foreign terrorism, domestic terrorism, terrorism committed by groups and by governments; any act of violence where innocent lives were spilled. We spoke against that.
However, in one Facebook post, Thompson wrote:
Helicopters, big military will be useless on their own soil. They will not be able to defeat our people if we use guerrilla warfare. Attack their weak flanks.
ABC New York reports that Thompson has “a long history of filled with what sources describe as hate speech aimed at what he apparently saw as the white government power structure in America, suggesting it was time to rise up in opposition.”
4. This Attack Comes Amid a Wave of MUSLIM ‘Lone Wolf’ Incidents
It’s unclear at this point if this was a lone wolf terror attack. The incident comes during the same week that recent Islam-convert Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shot and killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in Ottawa, Canada. When NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton was asked whether Thompson’s attack was terror related, he replied, “This early on, we really cannot say yes or no to that question.”
If you can kill a disbelieving American or European … or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State … kill him in any manner or way however it may be …
5. NYPD Officer Kenneth Healey Remains in Critical Condition
Officer Kenneth Healey, a 25-year-old rookie in the NYPD, was critically injured in the attack. The other officer injured was Joseph Meeker. According to Newsday, both are natives of Long Island. CBS New York reports that Healey’s father is a 34-year Nassau County detective.
The Daily News reports that a homeless woman was hit by a stray bullet during the incident. She’s also in critical condition.
Especially considering that two out the three countries (Guinea and Sierra Leone) with the worst Ebola outbreaks are Muslim-majority nations.
By Ahmad Al-Sarraf
Kuwait Times(h/t Carla W) The Ebola virus that is widespread in West Africa is considered very dangerous, bearing in mind that the world has known it since 1976, but it became more rampant lately and took thousands of lives in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. All these nations lack the most basic of medical requirements in villages and remote areas, making the control of the spread of this virus something extremely hard.
The World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva announced that Ebola has become “a global health hazard”, and even America was not immune from it after a person infected with it arrived there.
Despite what is being said about the tough war between the world and this disease, the truth is that Western countries alone are concerned with eradicating it, as the number of its victims reached 4,000 lately, in addition to tens of thousands of infected people.
WHO said the number of victims of this epidemic will reach more than 20,000 if it is not brought under control before the end of next month, while the world does not have any cure or vaccine against this disease.
The strange (or normal) thing is that the only areas that are trying to do something to find a cure for this disease, or those who donated to affected countries where this epidemic paralyzed economies, orthose who volunteered to work in their hospitals as medical teams or nurses are all from Western countries, European in particular, and Israel! For the rest of the countries, this may be expected from almost all of them, because they have their own calculations, interests, tremendous problems and views towards matters.
But what is the excuse of most Muslim and rich Arab countries in particular, that spend hundreds of millions of dinars on religious satellite channels of various sects that corrupt minds and attitudes?The answer is nothing, of course.
Rather these countries were the only ones who prayed against these countries that participated and contributed and its citizens took risks to eradicate this contagious epidemic or at least contain it.
They continue to pray against them from mosques pulpits, religious channels and school curricula, hoping that Allah burns the Westerners’ trees, orphans Israeli children, widows Danish women, dries up the wells of the Australians and eradicates the children of New Zealand! This is what we have got used to hear during the past few decades! But what will be the stand of those speakers and propagandists if this disease or suchlike reaches their countries.
Then who will come to our rescue? Is it not the West with its labs, doctors, nurses and volunteers? Do not be shameless and stop making such prayers while we are is this medical, scientific and industrial ineptness. Don’t most our governments feel ashamed for allowing those ignorants making such prayers as the answer. No, of course!
Local Muslim leaders are urging two women to pursue charges against a man who verbally ‘assaulted’ them at WalMart on Sunday. But, investigators are not considering this to be a hate crime, yet. (Obviously, the CAIR litigation jihadists haven’t contacted you yet)
Local News8 General Secretary of the Islamic Society of Eastern Idaho Daniel Hummel said the two women were sought-after by the man who apparently has a longstanding history of anger toward the Muslim community. “He was telling them to get out of his country, ‘you don’t belong, terrorists.’ It kept coming up, and it scared them,” Hummel said, noting the women tried to get away from the man before the store managers were called to intervene.
Chubbuck Police Dept.’s Lieutenant Bill Guiberson said, as much as hateful words can be harmful, legally this case was not considered a hate crime under Idaho law. “As a police officer, we are sworn to protect the Constitution of the United States,” Guiberson said. “That’s one thing that is very serious to us, and in this situation, whether we agree with one or either party, they each had their protected rights.”
Guiberson said in order for this situation to be considered a hate crime, the man had to have verbally threatened the women and/or physically assaulted them. However in this case, neither of that happened.
Hummel said he is shocked to see this nationwide problem of anger toward the Muslim community here in southeast Idaho. (Wherever muslims go, their supremacist behavior creates hatred for them)He said witnesses were able to identify the man and he plans to pursue further action against him by filing for a restraining order to protect all Muslim women in the community.
The hatchet-wielding Muslim ‘jihad warrior’ who attacked four NYPD officers earlier today and was then shot dead by police may have had ties to ISIS.
MUSLIM HATCHET MAN
VOCATIV(h/t whuptdue) Law-enforcement sources we spoke with identified Zale Thompson as the armed man who charged at a group of NYPD uniformed police assembled on a street corner in Jamaica, Queens, at around 2 p.m. today. The 32-year-old Muslim, who lived in Queens, struck one of the officers in the back of the head with his hatchet and gashed another on the arm, the police said. . The NBC News report describes the profile picture of his Facebook page as appearing to be “a Muslim warrior.”
NBC reported Thompson allegedly assaulted the officers at 2 p.m. when they were asked by a freelance photographer to pose for a picture. According to Police Commisioner Bill Bratton, the hatchet-wielding perpetrator assaulted the group from behind – “unprovoked and not speaking a word.”
“This matter has not officially been deemed an act of terrorism as the initial investigation is still ongoing and details are being developed,” the FBI said in a statement Thursday evening, NBC New York reports.
After they were provoked, two of the four cops drew their weapons and fired several times, gunning the attacker down; the gunfire struck a 29-year-old woman who happened to be walking by. Her condition was critical, authorities said.
Law-enforcement sources said that a look into Thompson’s chatter online revealed he had ties to a radical U.S.-based radical Islamic leader who advocated aggression against the American government.
Last month, Thompson, who says on his Facebook page that he graduated from the Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, commented on YouTube: “If you’re looking for ‘perfect’ Muslims who never make any mistakes in their Jihad, then you will be looking in vain! If the Zionists and the Crusaders had never invaded and colonized the Islamic lands after WW1, then there would be no need for Jihad! Which is better, to sit around and do nothing, or to Jihad fisabeelallah!”
Thompson’s comment was on avideo explaining the idea of creating an Islamic caliphate, or borderless kingdom, which is ISIS’s ultimate aim.
They hate democracy, but not all the generous welfare benefits provided for them by hardworking British taxpayers. They want to live under the sharia. So why doesn’t the UK send them to one of their 56 Islamic hellholes with no possibility of return? They are advocating the overthrow of the government. Shouldn’t that be considered treason?
Personally, I think they deserve a well-placed bullet between the eyes.
“Mental issues” has become the new leftist media and Muslim excuse to cover up the fact that Islam is responsible for Muslim terrorism. Too bad Nihad, nobody is buying your BS anymore. Well, maybe a few on the Left like the sympathetic drones at MSNBC.
‘Muslims in Canada, follow the footsteps of our brave brother Martin (Abdul) Zehaf Rouleau who took revenge for Canadian military aggression in our lands,’ wrote suspected jihadist Abu Khalid Al-Kanadi.
UK DAILY MAIL After two terrorist attacks in Canada in a week left two Canadian soldiers dead, ISIS has stepped up its rhetoric calling for even more radicals to carry out mass murder and mayhem in the country. An even more horrifying fact is that an estimated 130 Muslim youths in Canada have been seduced and radicalized by ISIS and have even left Canada behind to join forces with them.
The first attack happened Monday night – a hit-and-run by suspected jihadist Martin Rouleau. Martin Rouleau—who went by the alias Ahmad LeConverti (Ahmad the Converted)—allegedly ran over two Canadian soldiers in a civilian location near a base south of Montreal, before being chased and subsequently shot dead by police. The incident has since claimed the life of one of the soldiers, after he died from his injuries in hospital, leaving the other in critical condition.
Images of Martin Rouleau AKA Ahmad the Converted, via Facebook.
The second strike was carried out by a gunman on Wendesday on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. One of the shooters, Canadian national Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, was shot dead, reports Insite Blog.
Ever since Canada announced their involvement in the coalition against ISIS, jihadist supporters have taken to Twitter to call for ‘justice’ in the hopes to shake the country’s nerves by instilling fear and terror.
One such Twitter account is that of Abu Khalid Al-Kanadi who has tweeted several calls for attack and commented on Rouleu’s attack on October 21, 2014. One day later his account was suspended.
Insite Blog reports that a second jihadist Twitter account posted on October 21 and said that Canada is ‘starting to pay the price of intervention’ of the war against ISIS and followed up with a second tweet urging more attacks.
‘A Canadian Revert killed a Canadian Soldier then he earned Shahada at the hands of the kuffar All This reward.. without evn leaving Canada.’
On the same user’s Ask.fm account a different anonymous user commented on the fact that Rouleau attacked soldiers and not civilians. ‘Rouleau was NOT cowardly…he attacked soldiers, not civilians.’ The writer of the post responded, ‘yep..very true.’
Insite Blog adds that on the next day, the same jihadist commented on the shootings by saying, ‘Canadian Soldiers told to leave their uniforms at home when out in public. Now they are like their allies the Iraqi Army.’
A separate allegedly Canadian jihadist took to Twitter to post an article about Rouleau’s shooting and wrote it ‘was only a matter of time’ ending with ‘#IS.’
For jihadists on Twitter, the attacks are not against fellow Canadian citizens, rather they believe they are against soldiers fighting the ISIS movement. ‘u kill innocent Muslims in Syr, Irq and so on in the na,e of dfnding agnst terrorism and u lie to the masses, dnt be surprised.’
The account of a fighter believed to be in Syria added, ‘After Canada decided to Bomb and murder Muslims, Supposedly just few bullets shook all of #Canada. Expected wasnt it? #Ottawashooting.’
The Twitter account of a Dutch jihadist militant in Syria stated something along the same lines with, ‘Bomb innocent people in Syria/Iraq and you expect roses and hus from Muslims back home? It’s called action/reaction. Go figure.’
Another jihadist on Twitter referenced Canada’s shock after the attacks and claims they should have ‘expected’ the retaliation.
‘It’s always stunning when a country that has brought violence and military force to numerous countries acts shocked and bewildered. when someone brings a tiny faction of that violence back to that country. it’s not the slightest bit surprising or difficulty to understand why people who identify with those on the other end of the Canadian bombs. and bullets would decide to attack the military responsible for that violence.’
The wave of Canadians joining ISIS has fueled citizens, many of them Muslim, to fight against the radicalization of youth in the country.
Canadian Muslim who joined ISIS and burned his Canadian passport in a Youtube video was recently killed in Syria