ARIZONA: CAIR is peeing their pants over anti-Islam armed biker rally and Mohammed cartoon contest in front of a Phoenix mosque on Friday, May 29th

GOD’S SPEED, PATRIOTS! Don’t let the Muslim asslifters get in the way of your free speech rights. FYI: This is the same mosque at which the 2 Garland, Texas Muslim assassin wannabes worshipped.

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GREECE: Thousands of Muslim illegal aliens from Syria & Afghanistan set up camps and turn popular Greek island of Kos into an Islamic hellhole

i-am-an-immigrant-ukMUSLIM boat people from Syria and Afghanistan and British holidaymakers have clashed on Kos, as the illegals have turned the Greek island, popular with cheap package deals, into a ‘disgusting’ hellhole. As families – enjoying some summer sun with their kids during the half term break – relax on sun loungers on the beach, just a yards away scores of Muslim parasites and thugs have set up camp, sleeping on cardboard boxes with rubbish strewn everywhere.

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UK Daily Mail  Anne Servante, a nurse from Manchester, had come to Kos expecting a relaxing break with her husband Tony, a retired plumber. Instead her summer break has turned into a nightmare as penniless parasite wannabes who are in Greece to claim asylum sit outside their restaurant and watch them eat.

Calling it ‘disgusting’, Anne fumed: ‘We have been coming here for almost ten years. We like to eat, drink and relax. But this time the atmosphere has changed. ‘It’s really dirty and messy here now. And it’s awkward. I’m not going to sit in a restaurant with potential terrorists watching you.’

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Another British couple on holiday with their grandchildren from Birmingham said: ‘We have never been before but we don’t like it.‘We won’t be coming back if it’s like a refugee camp again next year.’

Muslim invaders from war-torn Afghanistan and Syria have taken shelter under arcades on the seafront in Kos town as they wait to receive security clearance for onward travel to mainland Greece.

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The wealthiest groups have smart phones and credit cards and are staying in local hotels for 10-15 euros a night – while the rest are camped out on the harbour side and at a derelict hotel on the edge of Kos town. Straggly migrants straight from the boats march straight through the town with backpacks on to join friends and register for their travel permits at the police station.

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Barefoot toddlers in filthy clothes play among debris while moustached men sit staring out to sea as they plan the next stage of their journey to Athens and the rest of Europe – including some heading for Britain.

Young Afghan Muslim mothers in headbags  changing their babies and washing their children’s clothes in the sea, share the promenade with tourists who sit uncomfortably on the beachfront.

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The harbourside has become an unofficial washing line with baby clothes and grubby-looking scarves laid out along the shoreline. Baby bottles and towels litter the area.

Groups of young Muslim men squatting together under the shade of the tree look on at potential white Christian rape victims while British and Dutch families queue for ice-cream.

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One group of Afghan Muslim girls sitting on the dismantled cardboard boxes that are their beds explain how they have run out of money after a week staying eight to a room in B&Bs.

Local restaurants have erected a net barrier to block the sight of the makeshift camp, but workers complain that the tourists continue to stay away from this part of town because they don’t know where to look.

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As many as 6,000 migrants have landed on the Dodecanese island in the past two months, with a total of 30,000 across the group of islands just a few miles from Turkey.

In the past two days 1,200 arrived on Kos, with fresh landings on the beach every night between 3am and 7am.

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Tourists who have been coming to Kos for years complain that the ‘atmosphere has changed’.

Louis Laro, a headmaster from Breda, in Holland, said: ‘We are not happy to see this. It makes you realise what’s going on in this region and what’s coming to the rest of Europe in the next few months. They can’t stay in Greece. ‘

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Caroline Ryderkerk, who runs a shop in Kos town, said: ‘It’s terrible for the people that have lost their homes but it’s also causing problems for people with shops and restaurants.

‘Some people stay away because they don’t know how to act. It’s normally much busier than this.’ For the Greeks, already mired in economic crisis, the migrants’ arrival adds to their woes, she claims.

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‘This island is already in trouble. The people are kind- they give them blankets but they have very little for themselves. You cannot share what you don’t have.’

Most of the migrants crossed the narrow two mile channel from Bodrum in Turkey in rubber dinghies, in some cases accompanied by the Turkish and Greek coastguard, they said.

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Joel Millman of the International Organisation for Migration said that the surge to the Greek islands was likely to be attributable to a crack down by the Turks on ‘ghost ships’ or cargo ships that were ferrying migrants to Italy at the end of last year.

Sani Saleh, an IT teacher from Damascus, said that the boats to Italy were no longer running, ‘but there are thousands of boats to Kos’. ‘It’s very easy to find one’.

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Like many he plans to cross Europe on the overland route via Bulgaria and Serbia, then into Hungary and the EU. ‘I want to go to the UK because I know many people there. I speak English. I had an English girlfriend from Birmingham from 1991-94. She was the love of my life. ‘

Ihab Hilal, an optician from Aleppo who fled a call-up to Assad’s army, said that all the children in boat had started crying when the engine stopped in the middle of the journey.

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The 29-year-old who said he was hounded by ISIS after carrying out first aid on rebels said: ‘I was carrying a little girl. Then the engine stopped. It was silent, then she started crying and then everyone started crying. After 15 minutes it started again. But it stopped five more times. ‘

Jihad Naif, a dentist who said he hoped to make it to the UK, said he had fled the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa after his cousin was beheaded by the militant Islamists.

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He said: ‘There are so many rules now. It has become a very dark city. You can’t wear jeans, you can’t smoke, you can’t listen to music.

‘My uncle’s son had his head cut off because they said he was working for the Syrian Free Army’.

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AUSTRALIA: Muslim bitch threatened to slit a police officer’s throat and punched another in the face during anti-terror raids last September

When a female Senior Constable Stacie Gwyn tried to take the mobile phone from the Muslim woman, she allegedly hurled abuse at her, saying: “Don’t touch my phone, you’re a whore, you are Christian, you will burn in hell. You will be the first one in uniform to have your throat slit.”

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Andrew Bolt (h/t TROP) The Muslim woman, who declined to stand for Magistrate Margaret McGlynn during the Parramatta Local Court hearing yesterday, is charged with assaulting and intimidating police.

Her lawyer Steven Boland argued she did not deliberately hit the officer. She was not the target of the search or named in the warrant but was searched when police noticed she had a mobile phone underneath her burqa, the court heard.

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After an alleged struggle to take the phone, a male officer tried to restrain the woman… and [she] struck him with a closed fist on the nose…Scott Murphy, the federal police officer in charge of the search, said … he also heard the allegedly vile abuse …

“You can’t touch me, you like getting gang banged do you? You are in uniform you must like it. The only one who has the right is God,” Mr Murphy told the court the woman allegedly said to Sen-Const Gwyn.

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FIGURES! ! Man arrested for several vandalism incidents at a Catholic church in Canada is a Muslim

Iqbal_Hessan___Content-1Iqbal Hessan, 22, (photo right) Mississauga MUSLIM man from Afghanistan is facing several breaking and entering as well as mischief charges in relation to a number of vandalism incidents targeting St. Catherine of Siena church and school in Cooksville. For some reason, the Attorney General has not yet filed hate crime charges against the Muslim perpetrator.

Mississauga (h/t Susan K) Iqbal Hessan, was arrested early on May 26th, Peel Regional Police confirmed. He has been charged with break, enter and commit indictable offence and five counts of mischief over $5000.  He appears in court today for a bail hearing. The arrest comes after, for the the third time in a week, the St. Catherine of Siena’s church and school community was victimized by a vandal.

After an Anti-Semitic message and drawing was spray painted on the church wall, an exterior wall of the school was spray pained with graffiti and a statue of Jesus was twice defaced and damaged in front of the church —  all of which occurred last week — Peel Police were notified of further damage at the Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Elementary School Monday morning (May 25) caused by graffiti that had been spray painted on an exterior wall of the school.

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Last week, graffiti was found on the front and back of the church and offensive statements were also spray-painted on the rear section of a school next door. The Sacred Heart of Jesus statue in front of the church was defaced with black spraypaint. 

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Peel Regional Police Const. George Tudos said the latest graffiti consisted of of non-threatening diagrams and words. Although police said last week’s incidents were being investigated as hate crimes, police have not laid hate crime related charges in this case.

Peel Sgt. Matt Small said the incident is still being investigated as a “hate crime,” but in order for hate crime charges to be laid, investigators have to receive the consent of the Attorney General.

Back in April, a man broke into the church and stole an amplifier. Father Camillo Lando, pastor of St. Catherine, last week released surveillance video of the break-in in which the suspect rips pages of the Bible, throws them and then steals the electronic amplifier:

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SINGAPORE: Another potential target for Islamic terrorism

Two Singaporean Muslim youths have been arrested under the Internal Security Act for terrorism-related activities, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Straits Times  (h/t David B) The first, post-secondary student M Arifil Azim Putra Norja’i, 19, had made plans to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and if he was unable to join the terrorist group there, planned to strike here. Arifil is the first known self-radicalised Singaporean to harbour the intention to carry out violent attacks in Singapore, the ministry said.

The second radicalised Singaporean, a post-secondary youth, 17, was arrested earlier this month for further investigations into the extent of his radicalization. 

The arrests come amid growing concern in the region and beyond that youths are being radicalized by ISIS, with security agencies in South-east Asia and elsewhere stepping up their guard and arresting individuals trying to leave for Syria to join a growing pool of over 20,000 foreign fighters.

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Many of them were radicalized on the Internet. In its statement, MHA said its investigations showed that Arifil’s radicalization began around 2013 when he started viewing terrorist propaganda online.

Arifil grew to support the radical ideology and violent tactics of ISIS, and befriended individuals online who he thought could help him join the terrorist group. It was also revealed that Arifil had actively looked up travel routes to Syria on the Internet and researched ways of making improvised explosive devices.

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“More importantly, Arifil also revealed that if he was unable to join ISIS in Syria, he intended to carry out violent attacks in Singapore. He gave considerable thought to how he would attack key facilities and assassinate government leaders,” MHA said.

If he was unable to execute those plans, Arifil had planned to carry out attacks in public places, with weapons such as knives, in order to strike fear within society, it added.

MHA said Arifil had tried to recruit several people to help carry out the attacks, and while they were not swayed by Arifil, they did not alert the authorities about the plans either.

The arrests come amid growing concern in the region and beyond that youths are being radicalized by ISIS, with security agencies in South-east Asia and elsewhere stepping up their guard and arresting individuals trying to leave for Syria to join a growing pool of over 20,000 foreign fighters.

Many of them were radicalized on the Internet. In its statement, MHA said its investigations showed that Arifil’s radicalization began around 2013 when he started viewing terrorist propaganda online.

Indonesia, Singapore's neighbor, is  a hotbed of Islamic terrorism

Indonesia, Singapore’s neighbor, is a hotbed of Islamic terrorism

Arifil grew to support the radical ideology and violent tactics of ISIS, and befriended individuals online who he thought could help him join the terrorist group. It was also revealed that Arifil had actively looked up travel routes to Syria on the Internet and researched ways of making improvised explosive devices.

“More importantly, Arifil also revealed that if he was unable to join ISIS in Syria, he intended to carry out violent attacks in Singapore. He gave considerable thought to how he would attack key facilities and assassinate government leaders,” MHA said. If he was unable to execute those plans, Arifil had planned to carry out attacks in public places, with weapons such as knives, in order to strike fear within society, it added.

MHA said Arifil had tried to recruit several people to help carry out the attacks, and while they were not swayed by Arifil, they did not alert the authorities about the plans either.

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IRANIAN Revolutionary Guard Commander says: “We will not rest until the U.S. is an Islamic Republic”

Make no mistake dear readers, just like ISIS, this is the ultimate goal of virtually every Muslim on earth. 

INN (h/t Mike F) A leading commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has claimed his country’s ultimate aim is to turn the United States into “an Islamic Republic,” and rejected any possibility of a thawing in relations between Tehran and “The Great Satan.”  

Commander Hassan Abbasi went on to attack the US, noting the position of Iran’s leadership remains one of perpetual hostility towards America and opposition to its most fundamental values. “Just as we defeated the United States’ policies in Syria and Lebanon and Iraq and Yemen in the Middle East, we will not rest until we make the United State an Islamic Republic too.”

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Foaming-at-the-mouth crazed jihadists apparently don’t like India’s policies re: the ‘Muslim problem’

main-qimg-0902f95a2a62092ad0128463a2f01822India’s popular prime minister, Narenda Modi, and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), allegedly have a strong bias against Muslims…one of the reasons he handily won election as prime minister.

Muslim critics accuse Modi of promoting a Hindu-dominant agenda in a country where Muslims make up more than 13% of the population of 1.2 billion. But Hindus and non-Muslims comprise 87% of the population which means a Hindu dominant agenda is in order.

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ARSON JIHAD? Muslim man arrested in connection with massive fire that destroyed apartment complex in downtown Los Angeles in December 2014

Dawud Abdulwali, 56, (photo below) of Los Angeles was arrested on an unrelated traffic charge, then later booked on charges of aggravated arson and arson of a structure. Electronic and physical evidence connected Abdulwali to the massive fire in the Da Vinci apartment complex under construction.

745609_1280x720 ABC7 (h/t Larry A)  The blaze, which was deemed arson by a national response team with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, caused between $25 million to $30 million in damage to the Da Vinci Apartments and upwards of $50 million to $60 million in damage to an adjacent city building.

ATF officials said an accelerant was used, causing the flames to spread quickly across nearly an entire block. The intense flames shot up several hundred feet into the air and also caused extensive damage to the adjacent 110 Freeway.

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“This was an historic fire in size and dollar loss, and required an equally significant joint effort by the LAFD, LAPD and ATF to solve. Our agencies spent thousands of hours processing the scene, running down leads, interviewing potential witnesses and performing numerous other investigative activities leading to Abdulwali’s arrest,” ATF Agent Carlos Canino said. 

Details on an alleged motive were not immediately released. If convicted, Abdulwali faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

 

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ARIZONA: Bikers plan armed anti-Islam protest outside mosque that hatched the two Garland, Texas would-be Muslim jihadist assassins

bikers-against-radical-islam-tshirt_designOn Friday, May 29, 2015, a group of bikers in Arizona plan to host an anti-Islam demonstration outside of the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix. Dubbed as “Freedom of Speech Rally Round 2,” a reference to American blogger Pamela Geller’s ‘Draw Muhammad’ cartoon contest in Garland, Texas earlier this month, the event, organized on Facebook, is described as a “response to the recent attack in Texas where 2 armed terrorists with ties to ISIS, attempted to kill a bunch of people.”

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Bridge Georgetown  Prior to gathering outside of the mosque, the motorcyclists say they’ll meet in a nearby Denny’s parking lot, where they’ll have a “Muhammad cartoon contest.” They plan to take the images of Islam’s prophet to the Islamic Community Center at 6:15 that evening — a time when the Muslim community is expected to gather inside.

BikerRide The rally’s organizer, Jon Ritzheimer, has called on the group to “to utilize there [sic] second amendment right at this event just incase our first amendment comes under the much anticipated attack.” He warns on the event’s Facebook page that the mosque is “a known place that the 2 terrorists frequented.” The would-be ambushers of Pamela Geller’s event in Garland are said to have worshiped there.

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As of Wednesday morning, 128 people had signed up to attend the Phoenix rally.

Below are a few important points that the radical left wing fringe at Georgetown University want to emphasize: 

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  • First, this rally shows how figures like Pamela Geller have (even unintentionally) inspired copycat demonstrations across the country. Geller and company don’t tote weapons, but biker gangs who sympathize with her views often do. Ahead of a Muslim event in Garland, Texas back in January, some motorcyclists showed up with long guns.. Though the bikers at these events did not fire their weapons, the possibility of violence increases when armed demonstrators swarm a group of people they dislike.

  • For Ritzheimer and his fellow bikers, Islam is a religion that inspires violence among its followers. Muslims are a dangerous threat. At this latest protest in Phoenix, Geller’s supporters are taking what — in their minds — is the logical next step: possibly resorting to violence. (If necessary to defend themselves, of course. Never know how many Muslim terrorists might be there)

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  • Next, this event is yet another reminder of the degree to which “free speech” demonstrations are often veneers for deep-seated animus. The point that the Phoenix bikers are making with this event is less about free speech than it is about expressing their hatred of Islam directly to Muslims. (Expressing hatred for Islam is a First Amendment right)

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Gee, I wonder what the censored word says?

  • This is evidenced by the obscene comments on the group’s page, the vulgar t-shirts that the group will sell (and wear) ahead of their gathering, and the fact that the organizers have chosen to intentionally antagonize Muslims at their mosque  (Oh, here we go, free speech = incitement of Muslim terrorists) by arriving en masse, insulting their religion to their faces, intimidating them with their weapons, and expecting that they quietly embrace all of this in the name of the First Amendment. (That’s what Americans do, unfortunately, not what Muslims do)

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  • Lastly, it highlights the degree to which Islamophobia (Oh. please, is that the best you can do?) runs rampant on the Internet, and how social media has become a breeding ground for groups like this who, in addition to fomenting their views online, use the virtual space to plan and organize actual events. This is central to the effectiveness of groups like Geller’s, who time and again have nurtured online bases and issued calls to action.

  • In 2010, the hue and cry in the streets of Manhattan over the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” was Geller’s work, and in the past five years dozens of bloggers and web-goers have translated armchair enthusiasm about issues related to Islam into on-the-ground activism against Muslim groups. (And the Ground Zero mosque was never built thanks to the efforts of Geller and associates)04c6067b15cd733cd668cf5a6ed432af

The FBI is currently investigating threatening letters that were sent to the mosque, and an entourage of armed people gathered outside of it on Friday evening will only make matters worse. (Ewwwww, maybe muslims should stay home from the mosque that day)

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U.S. border questions designed to keep Americans safe have Muslims in America in an uproar!

U.S. Border questionnaire that Muslims in America find objectionable:

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“Have you participated in any formal religious training or schooling?”

“What house of worship do you attend?”

“Do you have any relatives or friends who have been martyred fighting in the defense of your religious beliefs?”

“Do you know or have you heard of anyone, in your town/village who has been martyred in defense of your religious beliefs?”

“What is/are the name(s) of those martyr(s)”

“When did they become martyrs?”

“Where did they become martyrs?”

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The Intercept  If you’re a Muslim, these are some of the questions you might hear from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials while at a port of entry crossing back into the United States. The questions are contained in a heavily-redacted ICE questionnaire that was released last month by the Department of Homeland Security in response to an ongoing lawsuit filed by the designated terrorist group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

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The suit, filed in 2012 on behalf of four American citizens who say they were detained, subjected to body searches and questioned aggressively about their religious beliefs while attempting to cross the U.S-Canada border, alleges that border officials engaged in unconstitutional profiling intended to humiliate and stigmatize them at the border over their religious beliefs.

In a declaration accompanying the release of the redacted document, Derek Benner, Deputy Executive Associate Director of Homeland Security Investigations for ICE, wrote that the purpose of the questionnaire is “to provide guidance to special agents who are called upon to conduct a certain type of investigatory review of persons.”

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ICE is now fighting to keep the full questionnaire, as well as training documents used to instruct border officials on how to conduct such interrogations, shielded from public view. Last week, the plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed a motion contesting the government’s ongoing effort to keep the documents under seal, arguing that the concealed portions of the questionnaire are “clearly relevant to contextualizing the document and discovering information related to the apparent ICE policy of conducting religious questioning [of] Muslim travelers.”

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“There is very obviously a concerted effort to question and intimidate Muslims based on their religious beliefs,” said Gadeir Abbas, one of the attorneys representing the plaintiffs in the case. “The types of questions specifically asked of Muslim travelers at borders across the country are far too consistent for there to not be some type of overarching framework and direction being used to target them.”

DHS is fighting to keep the remainder of the document secret by invoking law enforcement privilege, saying that release of the remainder of the document would “reveal the purpose and investigative reasons for the interviews in which the questionnaire was used.”

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ICE has asserted that the questions are religiously neutral in nature and are not specifically targeted towards Muslims. (Of course, everyone know that Muslims are the main target) However, there have been longstanding allegations that Muslims have been targeted for invasive religious questioning at border crossings while attempting to return to the United States. (Nothing wrong with that)

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In 2011, one of the plaintiffs in the profiling lawsuit, Kheireddine Bouzid, then a 22-year old high school teacher from Detroit, was detained while crossing back into the United States from Canada. Border agents handcuffed Bouzid, before proceeding to question him for hours about his religious beliefs, mosque attendance and whether he was involved with any Muslim advocacy organizations. At one point, an agent asked him “whether he has ever felt like killing a non-Muslim.” (Of course he lied and said “no”)

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Bouzid was eventually released without explanation, but says that such aggressive questioning has long been the norm for him whenever he returns to the United States at any border crossing. (GOOD!)

“Asking Muslim-Americans questions about ‘martyrs’ in their family when they’re crossing the border doesn’t serve any constructive purpose, especially when there’s not even a clear definition of what the word means,” said Dawud Walid of CAIR. “These types of questions not only infringe on American citizens’ constitutional rights, they serve no practical purpose other than scaring people or intimidating them on the grounds of their religious identity.” (EVEN BETTER!)

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SAUDI ARABIA: Burqa-clad woman kicked out of shopping mall for indecent exposure of her bare hands

Video footage of the incident, which took place at Barzan Mall in the northwestern city of Hail, shows a bearded man wearing a red headrag and a dress shouting at the woman and demanding she leave.

UK Daily Mail (h/t John H)  The man is understood to be a member of Saudi’s police force – known as the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice – which is notorious for imposing the country’s strict interpretation of Islamic law. The bearded police officer shouts at her and demands she cover her exposed hands. ‘Walk away… don’t say a word… Put on some gloves,’ he demands, as he refuses to let the woman enter a shop. Saudi women are required to cover themselves from head to toe whenever they set foot outside their home.

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RECRUITED BY THE ENEMY: “I went undercover as an ISIS jihadi girlfriend”

It was 10 o’clock on a Friday night in spring 2014 and I was sitting on the sofa in my one-bed Paris apartment when I received a message from a French terrorist based in Syria: “Salaam alaikum, sister. I see you watched my video. It’s gone viral – crazy! Are you Muslim? What do you think about mujahideen?”

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The Guardian (h/t RF) A journalist, I had been writing about European jihadis in Islamic State for about a year. I created a social media account, using the name Mélodie, to investigate why European teenagers were attracted to Islamic extremism. I spent hours scanning feeds filled with descriptions of gruesome plans. I had spent that night on my couch, flicking from account to account, when I came across a video of a French jihadi who looked about 35. He wore military fatigues and called himself Abu Bilel. He claimed to be in Syria.

I would later learn that he had spent the past 15 years waging jihad all over the world. But for the moment, I knew nothing of the bellicose man on my screen, proudly unveiling the contents of his SUV glove box: a thick stack of Syrian pounds, candy, a knife. He removed his reflective Ray-Bans, revealing darkly lined, black eyes. I knew that Afghan soldiers wore kohl around their eyes. Still, seeing a terrorist with eyes made up like my own was surprising. He was good-looking. He spoke perfect French, with what to me sounded like a very slight Algerian accent. He smiled broadly as he beckoned viewers and called for hijrah: leaving a land of unbelievers to join an Islamist country.

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I usually kept a low profile on my account. I didn’t preach; I simply posted links to articles or videos such as this one. My profile picture was a cartoon image of Princess Jasmine from the Disney movie Aladdin. I tended to change my profile location depending on what story I was working on. Now I claimed to be in Toulouse. I shared the video. Soon afterwards, my computer alerted me to three messages sent to Mélodie’s private inbox from Abu Bilel. “Last question,” he wrote, “are you thinking about coming to Syria?”

“Walaikum salaam,” I wrote. “I didn’t think a jihadi would talk to me. Don’t you have better things to do? LOL.” In reply to his question about mujahideen, I wrote: “I’m not prejudiced against fighters. Anyway, it depends on the person.”

I also told him I had converted to Islam, but didn’t offer any details. I deliberately included spelling mistakes, and tried to use teen vocabulary. I waited for his reply with a knot in my stomach. This seemed too big to be true. I had interviewed mujahideen before, but never anyone over 20, and never anyone who expressed anything beyond the official propaganda.

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“Of course I have a lot of things to do! But here it’s 11 o’clock at night and the fighters are finished for the day. Do you have any questions about the video you shared? I can tell you about everything going on in Syria – the only real truth: Allah’s truth. We should talk over Skype. I’ll give you my username.”

Skype was out of the question. I suggested we talk another time. Bilel understood; he’d make himself available for Mélodie tomorrow. “You converted, so… you should get ready for your hijrah. I’ll take care of you, Mélodie.”

Bilel knew nothing about this girl and already he was asking her to join him. I was disgusted. Going after a girl like Mélodie was so easy: I’d met a thousand girls like her, with limited education and guidance. They were vulnerable.

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I wanted to understand how European children were falling for this propaganda, and to grasp the mindset of soldiers who spent their days torturing, stealing, raping, killing, and their nights staring into their computers and bragging. Perhaps this man would give me an insight. For now, however, it was getting late, and my boyfriend, Milan, was due to come round. I called to tell him I wanted to spend the night at his apartment instead. I didn’t tell him how I’d spent the evening, only that I wanted to sleep next to him.

That Monday, I rushed to the magazine where I often do freelance work, eager to discuss my lead with one of the editors. I had forwarded him the video of Bilel showing off the contents of his car. He was stunned by how easily contact had been established. He agreed that this was an opportunity, but reminded me that pursuing this could be dangerous. He assigned me a photographer, André. We’d worked together for years and we made a good team. I would agree to Bilel’s request to meet over Skype, and André would take pictures.

I needed to look 10 years younger, find a veil, and somehow slip into the skin of a 20-year-old woman. Another editor, a former reporter who would also be supervising my investigation, lent me a hijab and a black dress – a kind of djellaba. I was glad to wear the veil. The idea of a terrorist becoming familiar with my face didn’t thrill me, especially not when he might return to France, his home country, at any moment.

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André arrived at my apartment around 6pm. It was one hour later in Syria. That gave us time to prepare before Bilel came online. We looked for the best angle from which to take pictures of the computer screen and keep me as indistinct as possible. We had strict orders to prioritise our safety above all else.

I pulled Mélodie’s floor-length djellaba over my jeans and sweater. When I returned to the living room, André burst out laughing. “It’s supposed to cover more of your forehead,” he said, mocking me. He helped me readjust the hijab so it covered every strand of hair and showed only the oval of the face. I removed my rings and covered the tattoo on my wrist with foundation. Bilel was already logged on to Facebook and waiting for Mélodie.

“Are you there?” he asked impatiently.

“Are we meeting on Skype?”

“Mélodie?”

“Hello? LOL.”

“Mélodie???…”

“Sorry: salaam alaikum… :) You there???”

It was time. I sat cross-legged on my sofa. It had a high back, which hid most of my apartment and any distinctive features from the camera. André had also removed a photograph from the wall. He positioned himself in a blind spot behind the sofa. My smartphone was already recording, and I had another prepaid phone, which would be Mélodie’s. I’d also created a new Skype account in her name. From a YouTube video, I’d worked out how to scramble the IP address.

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The Skype ringtone sounded like a church bell. I took a moment to breathe, then I clicked the button, and there he was. Bilel stared at Mélodie. His eyes were still accentuated with dark liner. He appeared to be Skyping from his car, using a smartphone. He looked clean, even well-groomed. He was a proud man, his shoulders pulled back and his chin thrust forward, but I sensed he was nervous. After what felt like an eternity, he finally broke the silence: “Salaam alaikum, my sister.”

I made my voice as tiny, sweet and bright as I could, considering I’d smoked like a chimney for 15 years. And I smiled. “It’s crazy to be talking to a mujahid in Syria,” Mélodie said, impressed. “It’s like you have easier access to the internet than I do in Toulouse! I share the computer with my sister, and my mum takes it away from us a lot. Even your phone is newer than mine.” I was giving Mélodie a plausible excuse for future unavailability. She lived with her family, she couldn’t always honour her engagements.

“Syria is amazing,” Bilel said. “We have everything here. Masha’Allah, you have to believe me: it’s paradise! A lot of women fantasise about us; we’re Allah’s warriors,” he said.

Austrian girls recruited by ISIS

Austrian girls recruited by ISIS

“But every day people die in your paradise…”

“That’s true, and every day I fight to stop the killing. Here the enemy is the devil. You have no idea. The enemy steals from and kills poor Syrians. He rapes women, too. He’s attacking us, and we’re defending peace.”

“Is the enemy the president of Syria?”

“Among others. We have many adversaries.”

In addition to Bashar al-Assad’s regime, he mentioned the al-Nusra Front (an armed branch of al-Qaida), Syrians and all those he considered infidels. “Tell me,” Bilel said, “do you wear your hijab every day?”

Mélodie recited what I’d heard from the girls I’d met during my research who had secretly converted to Islam. “I dress normally in the morning. I say goodbye to my mum, and when I’m outside the house, I put on my djellaba and my veil.”

“Good. I’m proud of you. What you’re doing is really brave. You have a beautiful soul. And you’re very pretty on the outside, too.”

Bilel peered lecherously at Mélodie. She asked him to show her his surroundings. He claimed to be near Aleppo. In reality, he was probably several miles from the Isis stronghold of Raqqa.

He got out of his car and his smartphone showed images of a devastated Syria. Not a person in sight. It was about 9pm there, and it was absolutely silent. Suddenly, men’s thick voices broke the silence.

“Don’t say anything!” Bilel ordered. “I don’t want anyone to see or hear you! You’re my jewel; you’re pure. OK? Do you understand?”

You will come to Syria and marry me

You will come to Syria and marry me

Mélodie said she understood. I listened to the conversation. I was able to distinguish the voices of two other men. They greeted each other in Arabic, then French, which sounded like their mother tongue. They laughed, congratulating themselves for having “slaughtered them”.

“Salaam alaikum. What’s up?” one man asked. “Are you putting in overtime or something?”

“I’m on the lookout, brother, lookout duty … nothing special. Nothing happening here. This area is all cleared out. You know that.”

The dried blood I could see on the concrete was evidence of a recent attack. Isis’s black flags with white insignia floated in the distance. I listened to Bilel talk about a variety of issues, including his impatience for the arrival of his “American cargo” and “chocolate bars”.

The other men were quick to congratulate Bilel. The exchange was short, but their way of addressing him suggested he was higher in the ranks than they were. A minute later, he said goodbye to his fellow fighters and spoke into the phone, worried Mélodie might have hung up: “Oh, you’re still there! And just as beautiful.”

An unidentified Bosnian Muslim woman married to one of six men detained at an immigration center cries during a protest in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, March 12, 2011. More than a hundred protesters gathered to demand that authorities either try or release six Muslim men held at an immigration center for allegedly being a threat to national security. Six people who are originally from Tunisia, Syria, Morocco, Afghanistan and Algeria have lived in Bosnia for decades and have married Bosnian women, but were striped off their Bosnian citizenship following the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

I quizzed him about where he was and what he had done. “You ask too many questions,” he said. “Tell me about you! What guided you to Allah’s path?”

I was dying for a cigarette. I hadn’t had time to invent a history for Mélodie. I stammered, “One of my cousins was Muslim, and I was fascinated by the inner peace that his religion gave him.”

“Does he know you want to come to al-Sham?”

Bilel assumed that everything had been decided. For him, Mélodie would soon arrive in Syria. “I’m not sure that I want to go,” I said.

“Listen, Mélodie, among other things, it’s my job to recruit people, and I’m really good at my job. You can trust me. You’ll be really well taken care of here. You’ll be important. And if you agree to marry me, I’ll treat you like a queen.”

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I logged off Skype as a kind of survival reflex. Pulling the hijab down to my neck, I turned towards André, who looked dumbfounded. We stared at each other. How was I to respond? André suggested explaining that Mélodie didn’t want to arrive in Syria alone – if she decided to go at all. André held out a cigarette and I took a drag. Bilel was calling again. I disabled the video connection. Bilel could continue his conversation with Mélodie, but he wouldn’t be able to see her. It felt as if his face had invaded every corner of the room, and I didn’t want to see it any more.

“My friend Yasmine is Muslim,” I said, changing the subject, “and she complains about not being able to practise her religion in Toulouse. I could invite her to come with me, but I’m not sure if she’s allowed, since she’s a minor.”

“Of course she can come!”

“She’s only 15.”

“I fight for sharia law every day. Here, women are supposed to get married when they turn 14. If Yasmine comes, I’ll find her a good man.”

Yasmine didn’t exist, but I wondered how many real Yasmines were being lured at that very moment by men like Bilel. “Bilel, I have to hang up. My mum is getting home.”

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“I’ll be here tomorrow, after the fighting, at seven. Inshallah … Good night, my baby.”

I logged off. André and I were both surprised at how rapidly everything had unfolded.

Every morning that week, I awoke to find several affectionate messages from Bilel, all beginning with “my baby”. I received more from him than from my boyfriend. Over the next few weeks, Abu Bilel became a full-time job. During the day, I fact-checked his claims at the office. At night, my avatar took over, conversing with him over Skype and coaxing out new information, verifying it by tracking the latest battles online.

I wasted a lot of time playing along with Bilel’s game of seduction in order to gain his trust. By now, I had a good sense of the ways he recruited young Muslims, but wanted to know more about how Isis worked. My cover prevented me from asking direct questions, but I used Mélodie’s “fascination” with the cause to probe him for details. Sometimes, I was so shocked by Bilel’s words that I had to disconnect, but as I grew accustomed to these exchanges, that became less necessary. As we spoke more and more, I felt as if Mélodie became closer to Bilel, who spoke of their “marriage”. No one could understand the level of stress that this double life demanded.

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I carried Melodie’s outfit and phone with me at all times, in case a message came through and I needed to speak to Bilel. I even found myself in a bikini by a swimming pool, talking to Bilel on the phone as Mélodie, and reassuring him I was surrounded by women and was covered up. He badgered Mélodie every day on Skype and Facebook. At one point he was without internet access, and instead sent a tender text message at 6am every morning: “Have a good day, baby. Think of me. I miss you.” My friends and co-workers started asking if I was getting too involved. My boyfriend didn’t want to know too much, but when he came home and found me in Mélodie’s garb, on Skype to Bilel, I began to feel as if I was having an affair. Milan wanted me to be safe, but he didn’t want to know any more details, unless I had to travel. And that suited me.

Meanwhile, Mélodie’s list of virtual friends grew. Her recent posts on Facebook calling for “humanitarian” jihad elicited new friend requests and private messages. Girls began asking Mélodie for advice on the safest route to al-Sham. There were strange questions: “Should I bring a lot of sanitary pads, or can I find them there?” “Will I be able to find thong underwear there?” I didn’t want to reply, but where I felt girls were planning imminent departure, I discouraged them.

British girl recruited by ISIS

British girl recruited by ISIS

It had been nearly a month. André feared that the longer we let Mélodie exist, the more I was at risk. “Until we put an end to this,” he said, “you’re always going to want more information.” I agreed with him. Of course, I hated Bilel and everything he stood for. I wanted him out of my life; but it was hard to stop, because I felt the story was so strong. I’d put so much of myself into it that I knew my curiosity had become unhealthy.

Together with my editors, I planned the investigation’s denouement. I had told Bilel that Yasmine and I would meet him in Syria. He gave me instructions: we should go to Amsterdam and then on to Istanbul, where we would pick up a prepaid phone. Once Mélodie had made contact with Bilel there, he would send details.

I really was going, but a photographer – not Yasmine – would accompany me. Bilel had told me an older woman was to meet us there. Our photographer would capture her on film. We would continue on to Kilis, a Turkish city near the Syrian border. The story would end there, with a photograph of Mélodie, from behind, looking out at the border. We were finally wrapping this up. At least, that’s what I thought.

A few days later, I was in a stuffy hotel room in Amsterdam with Charly, another photographer. A video call from Bilel came in. “Salaam alaikum, my darling, are you really in Amsterdam? I can’t believe it. You’ll be here soon. I’m the happiest man on Earth. I love you, my wife.”

3 british teens turned ISIS brides

3 british teens turned ISIS brides

I’d never seen him look so happy. Bilel was alone in an internet cafe.

“Yes, sweetheart, I’m here with Yasmine. We’re flying to Istanbul tomorrow. But we have to be careful; it’s not safe here. Tell me what to do.”

As usual, Bilel was only half listening. “You’re so pretty!” he said. “Tell me about your trip. How did you pay for your tickets?”

“I stole my mum’s debit card and bought two tickets online. We brought our passports, and here we are … Can we talk about tomorrow? Yasmine is a little stressed out and she’d feel a lot better if she knew what was going to happen next.”

“Oh, OK. Let me explain. When you arrive in Istanbul, you need to buy another phone. Throw away the one you got in Amsterdam. And be sure to pay in cash, not with your mum’s card. Otherwise, the cops will be able to trace you.”

“OK. Where will the contact be waiting?”

“Actually, nobody will be there to meet you. You’ll need to buy two tickets for a flight across the country; driving would take too long.”

“What do you mean, nobody will be there when we arrive? You promised!”

This wasn’t the plan.

“I know, but it’ll be OK. You’re a big girl, aren’t you, my wife? Dozens of Europeans make this trip every week. You can do this, my lioness.”

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“But that wasn’t the plan, Bilel,” I said, my voice frayed with genuine anxiety. “We’ve gone over this many times. You were adamant – as was I – that a woman would come to meet us. You told me we would be safe. How many times have you told me nothing is more important than my safety?”

“Listen to me,” he said, his tone hardening. “You’re going to shut up for a minute and let me speak. It’ll be a snap. When you arrive at the airport in Istanbul, buy two one-way tickets for Urfa.”

Urfa? Going there was suicide. Isis was active there.

“I think you’re being unreasonably hard on me,” Mélodie said. “All I ask is that you respect what you’ve been promising me … At the first sign of difficulty, you abandon me. That’s just great.”

Bilel’s tone changed. I’d never seen him like this before. “Do you think I’m an idiot? From now on, you’re going to shut up. I’m part of a terrorist organisation. You can’t talk to me like that. Don’t you know who I am? I command 100 soldiers every day. I haven’t even told you a quarter of the truth. I’m wanted internationally; that’s why I can’t even go to our cities in Turkey. I can only travel to Iraq. I’m 38, and you and your friend can’t bring me down. You’d better tread lightly.”

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The conversation came to an abrupt end. I tore off the hijab and rose to my feet. I called my editor-in-chief and explained. She told me that the story had to end here. Urfa was too big a risk. Two French journalists sent to the region by a radio station had just been freed after 10 months of captivity at the hands of Isis. The next morning, we flew home.

Mélodie sent Bilel a Skype message from the airport, informing him that a “strange” man had questioned the girls. Yasmine and Mélodie felt they were being watched, and had decided to return to France. Mélodie would make the trip alone, but for now she didn’t want to endanger her man or his brigade. She would lie low for a while in Toulouse. Given the situation, that was the best solution for everyone.

Back at home, my editors were realising just how much information I had: Bilel had revealed many details about the structure of Isis, and the way new recruits were treated. I began writing. They delayed publication while we got legal advice.

I hadn’t checked Mélodie’s accounts for 24 hours. I plugged in all my devices. The Dutch phone had been bombarded with messages. One line stood out: “Where are you, you little bitch? I swear to Allah, you’re going to pay!”

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Enough. I deactivated my avatar’s virtual existence, keeping only her Skype profile. Mélodie sent a final message, apologising, so that her sudden disappearance wouldn’t arouse suspicion.

I had no intention of getting back in touch with him, but I hoped to curb his anger. The more Mélodie showed remorse, the easier it would be for Bilel to move on. After all, he had more important things to do. Isis was preparing its assault on Iraq. Almost two months to the day, it would seize Mosul, Iraq’s second-biggest city.

A week later, the magazine sent my article to press, under a pseudonym. For me, though, that was only the beginning. The authorities, fearing the terrorists could trace my address and my identity, have twice asked me to change my phone number. I don’t live in my apartment any more. For my safety, I can no longer report on Isis and its networks. Drastic safety measures have been implemented at my workplaces.

The authorities asked me to keep Mélodie’s Skype account open for ongoing investigations, and to keep an eye on threats toward me. I don’t check it very often. Sometimes, when I do, I’m greeted by terrifying messages. They started when someone claiming to be Bilel’s wife began sending intimidating monologues filled with insults.

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I stopped counting the number of statements I’ve given to various branches of the police when it reached 254. An anti-terrorist judge asked to hear my testimony after my real identity started appearing in a number of their files. At one point, news came that Bilel had been killed, but today, multiple branches of the police have classified him as alive.

They have a thick file on him. He’d committed a number of crimes in France before leaving for Syria, from theft to armed robbery. In 2003, he became an active jihadi, in the battle against the US invasion of Iraq. That’s when he met Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to whom he remained close. Between 2009 and 2013, after long trips to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Libya (at the moment of Gaddafi’s fall), he returned home to Roubaix in France without anybody’s knowledge. He reappeared on the radar in late 2013, when he was spotted in Turkey. He has three wives, aged 20, 28 and 39. They’re all with him in Syria. He is the father of at least three boys under the age of 13. The two eldest are already fighting on the front in Syria.

Recently, a journalist friend called to tell me he’d learned from a reliable source that there was a fatwa against me. I spent hours searching the web. After a while, I found a video about me. It shows me wearing Mélodie’s veil on my couch. There’s no audio, but it does include cartoon characters of a devil and French and Arabic subtitles. I’ve seen the video only once, but I remember every word. I don’t think I’ll ever watch it again.

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