UK Prime Minister David Cameron: “This Ramadan, Muslims have shown what Islam is all about”

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PASKISTANI MUSLIM savages murder 3 female family members because of an allegedly blasphemous Facebook post

face_mwnA Pakistani mob has killed a woman and two of her granddaughters after a member of their religious sect was accused of posting ‘blasphemous’ material on Facebook. The dead, who include a seven-year-old girl and her baby sister, were Ahmadis, a religious sect who consider themselves Muslim, but who are condemned as heretics by others. Pakistani law considers them to not be proper Muslims.

Washington Post  Sometime on Sunday, an image of a semi-nude woman atop a holy monument in Mecca materialized on the Facebook page of an 18-year-old man belonging to an Islamic religious minority, the Ahmadi.

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News quickly filtered through the majority community, the New York Times reports. The marauders first numbered in the hundreds, but soon swelled to encompass about 1,000 members who looted, threw stones and set multiple houses ablaze in the eastern Pakistani city of Gujranwala.

The Facebook post, they said, was “blasphemous” — and someone was going to pay. But ultimately, it wouldn’t be the young man, Aqib Saleem, who was left unharmed in in the riots. It would be the women. It would be one Ahmadi grandmother. It would be her two Ahmadi granddaughters — one age 7, the other just 8 months old. They had been trapped inside one of the burning buildings and died there of smoke inhalation, according to the New York Times. And it would be the unborn child of another Ahmadi woman, who had been pregnant seven months and miscarried during the riots.

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In a religiously intolerant Muslim country, where an accusation of blasphemy can ignite riots against religious minorities, it was unclear Tuesday morning whether the mob had its facts right. Observers suspected the teen’s password had been stolen and someone had surreptitiously planted the “blasphemous” picture.

“The people who were killed were not even indirectly accuse of blasphemy charges,” explained the chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in an interview with the Times. “Their only fault was that they were Ahmadis. Torching women and children in their house simply because of their faith represents brutalization and barbarianism stooping to new levels.”

Pakistani students gather to demonstrate against a Facebook page amid anger over a page on the social networking site which encourages users to post images of Islam's Prophet Muhammad

But there’s nothing necessarily new about such “brutalization.” Accusations of blasphemy play a dark role in Pakistani society, abetted by a politically popular law that can prescribe death for insulting Islam. Often manipulated to suppress religious minorities and settle scores,human rights groups say accusations of blasphemy can lead to lengthy prison terms, a death sentence, and vigilante killings — regardless of evidence. Human Rights Watch reports that “thousands” have been charged under the blasphemy law since its implementation, and 18 people are on Pakistani death row for it.

Others, however, never make it to court.

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“There is a fanaticism and intolerance in society, and such people never consider whether their accusation is right or wrong,” Rashid Rehman, an attorney who has defended those accused of blasphemy, told the BBC earlier this year. Rehman, who was shot dead at his office in May for apparently taking blasphemy cases, said it was like “walking into the jaws of death. … People kill for 50 rupees. So why should anyone hesitate to kill in a blasphemy case?”

Some will also not hesitate to kill to protect the blasphemy laws themselves, which General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq passed in the 1980s in an effort to unify the country under one religious banner.

 According to Reuters, there was only one accusation of blasphemy in 2011, but in 2013, there were at least 68. Already this year, around 100 people have been accused of blasphemy.

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IRELAND: Israeli Embassy outrages Muslims and Leftist sympathizers with campaign that warns “You’ll be next!”

The Israeli Embassy in Dublin has posted a factual but highly controversial series of posters on its Facebook page, warning Western European cities that they are fast becoming increasingly Islamic, while extolling Israel as ‘the last frontier of the free world.’ 

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UK Telegraph  The extraordinarily creative images, which the Irish media was quick to condemn as “grotesque,” included Michelangelo’s statue of David wearing an Arab headrag and with an explosive belt wrapped round his torso. Accompanying the slogan were the words “Israel now, Italy next”.

Another, addressed to Ireland, showed Dublin’s famous Molly Malone statue covered by a full-length black burqa, while a fourth featured what appears to be an armed militant perched on a seaside rock and bearing the words: “Israel now, Denmark next”. 

Similar posters were used for different cities, with the same warning going to Paris, accompanied by an image of the Mona Lisa wearing the Muslim garment. 

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Egypt destroys 13 more Gaza smuggling tunnels…that’s in addition to the more than 1,600 they’ve already demolished since Mohamed Morsi’s ouster

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Border guards of the Second Field Army demolished 13 tunnels under the Rafah Border Crossing between Egypt and Gaza, bringing the total number of tunnels ruined to 1,639, military spokesperson Mohamed Samir announced on the Egyptian Armed Forces’ Facebook page. They also seized a truck carrying 68 packs of carcinogens agricultural pesticides.

The Cairo Post  Border guards of the Third Field Army also seized three trucks carrying 187 kilograms of the drug bangoplant and 60 kilograms of raw opium. Tunnel trade is almost worth $10 billion a year, including smuggling of all kinds of goods and commodities, former director of the Armed Forces Center for Research and Strategic Studies Hossam Sweilem told The Cairo Post Sunday.

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Sweilem said the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas formed a committee to follow up on the affairs of the tunnels as well as determine the appropriate tax on each smuggled goods and collecting these taxes from the owners of these tunnels. This committee is responsible for granting licenses required to open new tunnels. “The tunnel trade became the major source of income and wealth for Gaza’s government treasury,” Sweilem said.

Hamas is using their tunneling to smuggle weapons, goods, funds, natural gas, diesel, cigarettes, and cement, Youm7 reported Wednesday. Economists anticipated that over 15 percent of Hamas’ budget came from the tunnel trade, in addition to the taxes imposed on goods and funds received by Hamas from Iran and Syria.

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Many of alleged Hamas militants have been arrested, including ousted President Mohamed Morsi, in trials for organizing jailbreaks and storming police stations during the January 25 Reovlution in 2011 that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak.

As a part of his effort to protect Egypt from all those who harm its security, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued a presidential decree to toughen up punishment against anyone involved in digging tunnels or constructing roads and routes on the border to be used for purposes that are against the law, Presidential Spokesman Ehab Badawy said on July 3. “Rigorous imprisonment is the penalty for those digging tunnels around border areas,” the new decree stated.

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Since the ousting Morsi in July, Egypt-Hamas ties have been strained since armed forces have destroyed smuggling tunnels at the Gaza-Egypt border. Cairo has accused Hamas of ties with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in carrying out terror attacks in the past few years but Hamas has repeatedly denied all accusations.

On March 4, the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters banned any activities of Hamas within Egyptian territories. “Hamas has no existence in Egypt,” Hamas leader and deputy head of foreign affairs Ghazi Hamad told The Cairo Post via telephone in March.

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‘PALLYWOOD’ films an alleged Israeli “atrocity” that got picked up by many in the Mainstream Media

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The far leftist pro-Hamas International Solidarity Movement took part in the making of this ‘Pallywood’ Israeli atrocity in Gaza. Be sure to watch what follows the filming of the ‘atrocity’ to see it totally discredited.

THE STORY that accompanied  the fake video as reported by several in the MSM went something like this: 

A young Palestinian has allegedly been killed by an Israeli sniper as he searched through rubble for his family after heavy shelling. The man had been rescuing casualties and was hunting for his own relatives when he was shot twice in Gaza City, according to a TV crew from activists the pro-Palestine International Solidarity Movement.

Member Muhammad Abdellah said: “Israeli soldier sniper hit him in his hip, so he laid down. And I started to ask him ‘can you move?’ But he said ‘no, I cannot move, my blood is going everywhere’.’’ Moments later, with the activists unable to reach him for fear of being shot themselves, the man was seen taking a second bullet. Mr Abdellah said: “I guess it was in his heart, because he was dying in front of our eyes.”

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ATHIESTS LOSE: Federal Court says ‘The Ground Zero Cross Stays’

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It was a stupid battle that never should have been waged in the first place. A federal court ruled Monday that the existence of a cross at Ground Zero does not violate the Constitution, slamming the appeal filed by the secular activist group American Atheists.

Daily Caller  The famous cross, formed by two intersecting beams left standing after the 9/11 attacks, has been a powerful spiritual symbol for many since and even during the tragedy. Frank Silecchia discovered the cross while helping recover bodies from the site. “It was a sign,” he later said. ”a sign God hadn’t deserted us.”

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American Atheists felt differently. In July 2011 they filed suit over the cross, which had been included in the 9/11 Memorial Museum, saying members of their group found its presence there “offensive and repugnant to their beliefs, culture, and traditions, and allege that the symbol marginalizes them as American citizens.”

“Many of American Atheists’ members have seen the cross, either in person or on television, and are being subjected to and injured in consequence of having a religious tradition not their own imposed upon them through the power of the state,” the suit read. (RELATED: The Ground Zero Cross Suffers For The Sins Of Atheists)

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In March 2013 a New York district court ruled against the group, noting that “since the decision to include the artifact in the Museum’s Historical Exhibit has a secular purpose, [the authorities responsible for the museum] have not advanced religion impermissibly, and the cross does not create excessive entanglement between the state and religion.” (RELATED: Atheists Attack World Trade Center Cross, Claim It Causes ‘Mental Pain’)

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Still not satisfied, they filed an appeal a few months later, again arguing that its presence “alienates non-Christians seeking to commemorate the dead, wounded and other affected persons,” and that “the overwhelmingly dominant display of the cross over any other religious symbolism is a violation of the Establishment Clause.” They softened their argument, however, no longer contending that any display of the cross was unconstitutional, but instead seeking to change the manner in which it was displayed.

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The federal appeals court denied the appeal Monday, reiterating that “the stated purpose of displaying The Cross at Ground Zero to tell the story of how some people used faith to cope with the tragedy is genuine, and an objective observer would understand the purpose of the display to be secular” and that “an objective observer would not view the display as endorsing religion generally, or Christianity specifically, because it is part of an exhibit entitled ‘Finding Meaning at Ground Zero,’ [which] includes various nonreligious as well as religious artifacts.”

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BELGIUM: Cafe posts signs saying “Dogs are allowed but Jews aren’t”

UnknownA Belgian cafe owner is under fire for broadcasting blatant Jew-hatred in his store window. A sign in Turkish and French announced, “Dogs are allowed in this establishment but Jews are not under any circumstances.” The French version of the sign replaced “Jews” with “Zionists.”

NY Daily News  (h/t Martin V) Along with the sign, the cafe owners hung a Palestinian flag and a kaffieh, a Palestinian shawl. The Israeli flag was also in the window, but it was crossed out with a giant red “X”. Saint-Nicolas’ mayor sent police to the cafe to remove the sign. But the The Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism (LBCA) is demanding more action.

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The incidence bore a chilling resemblance to another reported act of anti-Semitism that occured in Belgium last week. An Orthodox Jewish woman claimed that a shop owner in Antwerp refused to sell her merchandise “out of protest.” An employee of the store told Joods Actueel, a Jewish Daily, that the shop had temporarily decided not to sell to Jews, although the CEO denies this.

The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy have confirmed a rise in anti-Semitic protests and violents over the past few days over the conflicts in Gaza. “Anti-Semitic rhetoric and hostility against Jews, attacks on people of Jewish belief and synagogues have no place in our societies,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, France’s Laurent Fabius and Italy’s Federica Mogherini said in a joint statement issued in Brussels.

Since the outbreak of violence between Israel and Hamas, participants at anti-Israel demonstrations across Germany have frequently used anti-Semitic slogans and also called for Jews to be gassed — a reference to the killing of Jews by the Nazis in the Holocaust.

In France, pro-Palestinian youths have clashed repeatedly with police, and on Sunday set fire to cars, pillaged stores and attacked two synagogues in the Paris suburbs, while Italy has also seen pro-Palestinian demonstrations.

 

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MEDIA FAIL! Blaming Israel for bombing Gaza hospital and refugee camp when it was Hamas-launched rockets that fell short and hit Gaza

The Gaza Strip’s main hospital and the third largest Palestinian refugee camp were both struck by failed rocket attacks launched by Gaza terrorists, the Israel Defense Forces said today.

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WND Aaron Klein  (h/t Frederic F) The rockets were aimed at Israeli residential neighborhoods near the Gaza Strip but fell short and hit Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital and the Al-Shati refugee camp instead, a senior IDF spokesperson said.

Several major media outlets immediately reported Israel was behind the strikes just outside the Al-Shifa hospital, based solely on Palestinian claims and before any official IDF reaction.

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NBC News was the first English-language media outlet to run with the story reporting from Gaza that “Israeli strikes hit within yards of Gaza’s main hospital as well as at a refugee camp on Monday, leaving at least 30 dead and wounded.”

The lead sentence stated as fact that Israel was behind the strikes.

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NBC News added in the second sentence the attack near the Al-Shifa Hospital “caused some damage to the outpatient clinic, according to witnesses including an NBC News crew on the ground in the area.”

Canada’s CBC News reported: “Israeli airstrikes hit the compound of Gaza City’s main hospital and a nearby park Monday, causing casualties, according to the Gaza police operations room and a Palestinian health official.”

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The CBC did not report that the Gaza police force and the territory’s main health ministry are run by Hamas.

Israel in the 1980s refurbished the hospital as part of an outreach effort to improve relations with Palestinians. Part of the Israeli reconstruction included a large underground cement basement with room for offices.

 

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