Further discrediting the oft-heard claim that ‘ISIS has nothing to do with Islam.’ You don’t usually see long blocks of text here, but this is worth your attention.
It happened because the Islamic State, the latest version of the Islamo-apocalyptic movement, has decided that Western democracies, representing the “Infidel” world, are no longer prepared to fight even to preserve their comfortable lives. The Paris attacks came on the first day of the Muslim lunar month of Safar, which coincides with the anniversary of the Prophet Mohammed’s first successful “ghazva” (raid) against the “infidel” at Safwan in 623 AD.
The Islamic State is already referring to the Paris attacks as another “ghazva,” promising many more. The aim is to terrorize all mankind into submitting to the diktats of The Only True Faith.
This is how Sheikh Abu-Bakr Naji, the late theoretician of the Sunni version of the Islamo-apocalyptic movement, put it: “No one should feel safe without submitting, and those who refuse to submit must pay a high price. The aim of our movement is to turn the world into a series of wildernesses in which only those under our rule enjoy security.”
The sheikh’s neo-jihadi theory was explained a decade ago in his magnum opus “Governance in the Wilderness” (“Edarat al Tawwahush”). The book rejected al Qaeda’s theory of war based on the assumption that “the infidel” would succumb to Islamic rule with a few spectacular attacks such as 9/11 against New York and Washington. The sheikh further examines what he calls “the five schools of jihad” to reveal their inadequacies.
According to the sheikh, in a world dominated by “Crusaders,” it is not possible to create a proper Islamic state in a single country. He cites as example the Taliban government in Afghanistan. Although a proper Islamic regime, it did not survive “infidel” attacks and opposition by Afghan elements.
The Islamic movement must become global, fighting everywhere, all the time, and on all fronts. He wants neo-jihadis to create an archipelago of “wildernesses” in non-Muslim countries, especially in the West, turning them into parallel societies alongside existing ones. They do not set up formal governments that could be vulnerable to economic pressure or even military attack.
To our neo-jihadi sheikh, these parallel societies could resemble “liberated zones” set up by Marxist guerrillas in parts of Latin America in the last century. But they could also exist within cities, under the noses of the authorities, operating as secret societies with their own rules, values and enforcement mechanisms.
The “wilderness” will provide cover for operational bases. Jihad would be everywhere rather than in just one or two countries that the “infidel” could hit with superior firepower.
The sheikh recommends “countless small operations” that render daily life unbearable rather than a few spectacular attacks such as 9/11. The idea is that the “infidel,” leaving his home every morning, should not be sure whether he would be alive in the evening.
The sheikh believed that, if subjected to constant intimidation and fear of death, most non-Muslims, especially in the West, would submit to Islam in exchange for a minimum of tranquility. The only Western power still capable of resisting was the United States. But that, too, would change with a new president. (That was before Obama was elected.) In any case, the sheikh, quoting historian Paul Kennedy, has no doubt that “America is destined to fall.”
The sheikh’s theory is built on the concept of terror as the main organizing principle of the mini-states he hopes to set up in preparation for the coming caliphate.
The Paris “ghazva” used a tactic that some call “symphonic” because it offered several forms of terrorism in different themes, mixing regular military-style assaults with classical terrorism and kamikaze operations. Thus we had suicide attacks aimed at a sports stadium packed with 80,000 people, random shooting from at least two cars on people in restaurants and terrace cafes, a raid on a concert hall and the holding of hostages, and a gun battle with the security forces.
The Islamic State’s message is stark: Western civilization is doomed. Its last bastion, America, lacks the will for war. The infidel loves life and treats it as an endless feast. Jihadis have to ruin that feast and persuade the “infidel” to abandon this world in exchange for greater rewards in the next.
Terrorism is a beast with an extraordinary ability to mutate. As soon as its victims have learned to cope with its methods, it develops new ones. Groups of anarchists throwing bombs follow the lone assassin who targets a king or a political leader.
The hijacking of passenger jets is replaced by the transformation of aircraft into missiles against fixed buildings. All the time, the intention is to terrorize the largest number of people, eroding the ordinary man’s confidence in the ability of the authorities to protect him, and, in the long run, persuading a majority of the people, who just want to live their lives, to trade their freedom for the security that the terrorist promises in his utopia.
Paris was attacked not because of what the French do, as some blame-the-West intellectuals claim, but because of what the French are: infidels who refuse to see the light of Islam. The hope is that just as the Prophet forced the Arab tribes to accept Islam in exchange for protection, the “infidel” nations will also decide that it is in their best interest to submit.
Today, however, I see no sign the French tend toward submission. As always, the terrorists may end up like the man who, having won a great many tokens at the roulette table, is surprised when the casino tells him his winnings cannot be cashed.
Russian military are inscribing ‘For Paris’ on bombs destined for targets in Syria, in solidarity with the victims of the attacks in the French capital. Russian Defense Ministry says more than 600 ISIS terrorists militants were killed as a result of cruise missile strikes in Syria.
UK Daily Mail Russia unleashed cruise missiles from warships in the Caspian Sea at targets across Syria, as Moscow kept up its intensified bombardments in the already war-torn country. Moscow fired 18 missiles from ships in its Caspian Sea fleet at seven targets in the Raqqa, Idlib and Aleppo provinces, according to Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.
A video posted online today by the Defence Minister also shows a member of ground crew writing ‘For Ours’ on a bomb at Russia’s Hmeymim airbase. ‘Pilots and technicians of Hmeymim airbase have sent their message to terrorists by priority airmail,’ said a caption accompanying the post.
It was the second time that warships have been used since the start of the bombing campaign on September 30. Moscow has stepped up its strikes in Syria with long-distance bombers after confirming for the first time on Tuesday that a bomb downed a Russian airliner in Egypt last month, killing all 224 people on board.
President Vladimir Putin was told in a briefing by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu that cruise missile strikes against one target near the ISIS-controlled city of Deir Ezzor had killed ‘more than 600 fighters’.
Minister Shoigu also told President Putin that Russian planes destroyed 15 oil refining and storage facilities in Syria and 525 trucks carrying oil during this week’s bombing blitz. He said this deprived ISIS of $1.5million (£990,000) in daily income from oil sales.
The Britain-based Observatory said it had documented at least 50 strikes in different parts of the oil-rich province, large parts of which are controlled by ISIS. It said dozens of oil tankers and other vehicles used for transporting crude-oil had been destroyed.
‘This is the first time Deir Ezzor has experienced strikes of this intensity,’ the monitor said.
A new ISIS rap video, subtitled in English, features some of the group’s most bloody scenes of beheading and torture (*censored in this video), while promising suicide bombers in Germany as well as New York City’s Times Square.
*If anyone finds the uncensored version, please let me know
Vocativ A terrorist is shown donning a suicide belt, with subsequent imagery showing scenes from New York’s bustling Times Square, after which the bomber, dressed in western clothes, pulls the pin.
Images of injured western troops being evacuated are juxtaposed with graphic scenes of beheadings and the immolation of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh, shown struggling as flames engulf him.
At one point, the rapper says in German: “To the enemies of Allah, where are your troops? We can no longer wait, O Allah destroy them! Now listen you dogs of hell, this is a message and more are going to follow. This is just the beginning.” He promises German sleeper cells armed with suicide vests.
Previously unreleased footage from last year’s execution of Briton David Haines and the beheadings this February of 21 Egyptian Copts by a Libyan affiliate is also included in the video, along with the lyrics: “Mutilated soldiers are coming back to your homeland, close to desperation, eyes are being lost, bodies without legs, we want your blood, it tastes so wonderful.”
I think this is the uncut version. Click screen below twice to view:
Here is an earlier uncensored ISIS video, “We Will Burn America,” that calls for supporters to attack the American homeland and promises another 9/11.
WARNING: Graphic Images
The Islamic State (ISIS) has released a video warning of attacks in Russia ‘very soon’ and threatening to ‘make their wives concubines and their children slaves.’
Mashable A new video released by the Islamic State is a gruesome, montage “music video” with a warning for Russians that an attack will take place there soon. It is believed to be directed at Russians because ISIS propaganda for the video was mostly in Russia, however the actual video contains English subtitles.
The video was released on November 12, 2015 and is titled “Soon, Very Soon the Blood Will Spill Like an Ocean.” It includes video clips from various, violent ISIS videos, including beheadings and executions, previously released overlaid with a song evoking jihadism.
The lyrics include:
“We will bring back [the Caucasus]
And will not permit the rule
Of the dark forces another time.
The Kremlin will be ours.
The Ural will return.
Kafir will shake.
We want the sharia in [Tatarstan]”
The footage, posted by the group’s notorious propaganda wing, also included chants of ‘the blood will spill like an ocean’ while showing horrific images of beheadings and scenes of Russian troops. ISIS has previously called for attacks on Russia and the United States in revenge for air strikes on its fighters in Syria.
Russia’s Chechen Muslims play an important role in ISIS, Jabhat Al-Nusra, as well as other militant groups that fight against Russia in the Caucasus region, according to a report by the Soufan Group, an international security firm that has for years tracked foreign fighters in the Middle East.
Among the tens of thousands of foreign fighters in the the ranks of ISIS are some 4,000 to 7,000 people from former Soviet countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. Russians in particular account for the second largest group of foreign fighters in ISIS’ ranks, behind Tunisians, said the Soufan Group.
ISIS previously has called for attacks on Russia in response to the country’s airstrikes in Syria, with one fighter warning the Kremlin that it will suffer a brutal and humiliating defeat.
“Your sons will return dead,” Abu Ubaid al-Madani, a member of Jabhat Al-Nusra, Syria’s al-Qaeda affiliate, is heard saying in a video published to YouTube last month and first reported by Vocativ. “Are those Russian soldiers willing to die for the caprices and egoism of Putin?”
The video comes almost two weeks after ISIS released a message to Russia claiming responsibility for bringing down Russian Metrojet flight 9268, which crashed a little more than 20 minutes after taking off from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, and threatening more attacks.
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You can be sure if there is one, he’s either a far left, self-hating Jewish producer or a high-priced shill for ‘Black Lives Matter.’ (Shhh, don’t tell anyone that the words for ‘black’ and ‘slave’ are the same in Arabic, and tens of thousands of black Muslims are still being enslaved throughout the Middle East, today)
Youtube pussies took down the video but here’s another. Click screen twice to view:
Aaron Klein, a Jewish-American journalist living in Tel Aviv, who often interviews members of Hamas and other terrorist groups, says that insiders in the group that claims to represent ISIS in the Gaza Strip says they will soon release information purporting to show how ISIS helped to bring down the Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt, killing all 224 people (mostly Russian) on board.
WND (h/t Susan K) Salafist jihadists in the Gaza Strip who operate under the ISIS banner in the territory said the global jihad group was indeed involved in the downing of the aircraft Saturday morning. They claimed it was not a missile that brought the plane down and that supposed evidence will soon be released by ISIS.
One ISIS leader in Gaza told WND that “in the Russian plane operation our brothers used their brains more than their bullets or their explosives. It was part of a brains war.” The ISIS leader hinted to similarities with the 9/11 attacks as far as what he described as the level of sophistication of the claimed attack on the Russian jet.
The ISIS leader spoke on condition of anonymity, citing specific ISIS instructions for all members of the global jihad group to refrain from putting out information concerning the attack for the time being.
The Gazan ISIS ideologues fight under the same ISIS banner as their jihadist comrades in the neighboring Peninsula, the group formerly known as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which claimed it was behind the fatal plane crash. Egypt and Russia have been quick to deny any possible terrorism link to the incident, which is being described as one of the deadliest Airbus crashes of the past decade.
According to Michael Clarke, director general of the Royal United Services Institute, told British radio he believes the early information indicates the jet could have been destroyed by a bomb on the aircraft. He pointed out the debris was strewn round the Sinai, where ISIS and its affiliates are known to be highly active.
Other ISIS ideologues in Gaza further claimed the video (below) circulating on the Internet purporting to show the final moments of the Russian jet is not authentic.
“Early reports said it split into two and that suggests a catastrophic failure, not a mechanical failure, but perhaps an explosion on board, so I would be much more inclined to think, if we have to guess at this stage, it is much more likely to have been a bomb on board than a missile fired from the ground.”
“And there’s no sign of a distress call, so the idea that the aircraft was undergoing an mechanical problem, or an engine problem, or a fire, or something like that, you would expect that there would be some sort of distress call beforehand.”
“So the fact that there was a catastrophic failure at 31,000 feet, with the aircraft falling in two pieces, suggests to me an explosion on board. So was this caused by some form of terrible accident, which is unlikely, or a bomb, which is much more likely, my mind is moving in that direction rather than anything that happened on the ground.” Read More
Hopefully, they’ve gotten rid of the Obama-funded so-called Free Syrian “rebels.” Now they can focus on the Islamic State while Obama sits fuming in Washington.
CAIR must be getting their panties in a wad again as Andy Hallinan, owner of the ‘Muslim-free’ Florida Gun Supply store is offering a free car wash and beer in remembrance of the September 11 terrorist attack, plus $25 off any gun purchased online using the coupon code “MUSLIM.”
RT “At the end of the day, I am compelled to stand up for what I believe in. And I believe Islam is evil at its core,” Andy Hallinan, owner of Florida Gun Supply, told MSNBC.
The Twitter post featured an image of the American flag with the caption “Never Forget” and the date 09.11.2001. It also featured text saying: “It’s 9/11 week. Use coupon code “muslim” at our site for $25 off any gun. Come in Fri for a free car wash and beer!”
Hallinan said, I believe that the extreme political correctness in the US leads to loss of life. And that’s why I have promotions like these designed to combat that kind of political correctness.” Hallinan didn’t say how many people had taken advantage of his 9/11 promotion as of Friday afternoon, though he did say he’d been “washing cars all day.”
It is not the first time Hallinan’s PR antics have created a hullabaloo. He rose to national prominence in July by declaring his gun shop a “Muslim free-zone” following the shooting massacre in Chattanooga, Tennessee that left five US service members dead. (See links below)
Website: Florida Gun Supply
Famed music producer and DJ Sam Spiegel is attempting his most misguided feat ever: trying to define Islam and Muslims in a positive light with a song called “Jihad Love Squad” – the ultimate oxymoron. He thinks he can convince people that Islamic jihad, as represented by ISIS and the near daily terrorist attacks around the world, actually have nothing to do with violence. Yeah, good luck with that!
The Daily Beast Now anytime you put the word “jihad” in the title of anything, you know you’re going to stir up negative attention. However, I’m not sure if Spiegel fully grasps what he might be in for.
Although he recently got a taste of it when his management company of over five years informed him that if he released “Jihad Love Squad,” it would no longer represent Spiegel because his managers believed it would hurt his career and even possibly result in violence against him. His management company did, in fact, drop him because of it.
Spiegel is a typical Judenrat – useful idiot to the enemy – like George Soros was for the Nazis. In his deranged leftist mind, Spiegel decided he needed to do something to “rewrite the truth that the media and certain politicians have been telling us about Islam,” adding, “I think the U.S. media has tendency to be Islamophobic and paint Muslims in a one-dimensional, negative light.”
So why start with trying to redefine the word jihad? Spiegel shared a story about a Muslim friend who before 9/11 wore a ring that featured the word “jihad” on it. But after that Muslim terrorist attack on America, his friend removed the ring for a fear of a backlash. (Muslims know what the word means, and it has nothing to do with ‘love)
It appears that experience had been percolating with Spiegel because it is with this word that he has taken his stand. “Jihad is a word that’s really been hijacked and stigmatized by extremists,” the moronic Spiegel explained.
Spiegel dishonestly tries to redefine the meaning of the word within the first minutes of the music video for “Jihad Love Squad” with a title card that reads: “Jihad: The spiritual struggle within oneself between good and evil.” Now just so it’s clear, jihad within Islam does mean a holy war against unbelievers.
Spiegel, who was born in New York but is now based in Los Angeles, increasingly became concerned over how the song, and especially the video, would be received by both the Muslim community and the Muslim haters as the released date approached.
He fully gets that the anti-Muslim activists could target him. After all in 2013 when the Council on American-Islamic Relations spearheaded a campaign to redefine the word “jihad” with a series of ads, it was met with outrage by the queen of anti-Muslim bigotry, Pam Geller. She even spent money to put up ads to define jihad in the most negative light possible in hopes of stoking the flames of hate against Muslims. (Nah, Muslims do a great job of that all by themselves. No help needed)
On the flip side, Spiegel is keenly aware that some Muslims may watch the video and believe that he’s not deconstructing a negative stereotype about Muslims, but perpetuating it. And to be honest, some will likely see it as that. I showed the video to a cross section of Muslims and some did voice concerns that the video could be misunderstood.
The music video, which Spiegel directed, was shot in India. It opens with a woman greeting customers at a restaurant. She then goes into a backroom, straps on what appears to be a suicide vest, covers herself in a full burka and heads out in to the street. She soon walks into a schoolyard where young kids playing see her and freeze in apparent fear. As the tension builds, she presses the button to activate the vest.
But there’s a twist. Instead of an explosion of material that can kill, it releases different colored powders, the type used in the Hindu festival of colors known as “Holi.” Spiegel explained that the powder represents the woman spreading love, not death.
So far Spiegel says that the response to the video, except for his former manager, has been positive. “Not even one negative comment on YouTube yet, which is a shocker!,” he remarked to me on Saturday.
(OK, BNIers, you know what you have to do)
In the space of a year, ISIS has radically reshaped the Middle East. Emerging from the chaos of weakened states, it has turned the lives of Syrians and Iraqis upside down, while slaughtering, beheading, and ethnically cleansing the Christians and other non-Muslim populations there.
In the 12 months since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared himself the leader of the caliphate which styled itself the Islamic State, the jihadis have expanded to cover ever more territory across the Levant, with militant groups the world over claiming allegiance and carrying out terror attacks.
Iceland has abolished its blasphemy law, on the books since the 1940s, after a bill proposed by the Pirate Party passed in the national legislature. According to the Iceland Monitor, all three Pirate Party MPs stood in the Parliament (Althing) during the vote and said “Je suis Charlie,” expressing solidarity with the Charlie Hebdo massacre victims.
IB Times The bill, which passed with one MP voting against and three abstaining, is the first bill by the Pirate Party to pass in the Althing. The party later celebrated the passing with a blog post stating: “The Icelandic Parliament has issued the important message that freedom will not bow to bloody attacks.”
Iceland’s blasphemy law punished offenders with a fine or three months imprisonment. The party first proposed the bill in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. The bill faced opposition from numerous groups, including the Pentecostal Church and the Catholic Church of Iceland. “Jyllandsposten and Charlie Hebdo should have thought twice before before publish material insulting Islam,” the eastern province of the Church of Iceland said.
Not all religious groups were opposed, however. The Bishop’s office of the Church of Iceland, commenting on the bill, said: “It is fundamental to a free society that people should be able to express themselves without fear of punishment.”
Provisions are included in the Icelandic Criminal Code to prosecute proponents of hate speech, and today’s law has not undermined this right. The Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association, in a statementon today’s ruling, has said that an important result of today’s ruling is the message it sends to other countries.
“Often, countries where there is a lack of democracy and freedom are criticized for punishing people for blasphemy even with death sentences,” the group said. “When those countries are criticized, their spokespeople frequently point out, correctly, that similar laws are in force in ‘Western’ democracies. Therefore, it sends a vital message to the rest of the world if Iceland has repealed its blasphemy law.”
A June poll showed the Pirate Party as Iceland’s most popular political party with 32.4 percent surveyed expressing support, 0.5 percent ahead of the governing coalition. The party also placed 9.1 percent ahead of the second most popular party, center-right coalition partner the Independence Party.
“YouTube should not have been forced to take down ‘Innocence of Muslims’ film that allegedly sparked violence in the Middle East, a federal appeals court ruled in a victory for free speech advocates.
Chinese authorities have ordered Muslim shopkeepers and restaurant owners in the Muslim-dominated Xinjiang region to sell alcohol and cigarettes, and promote them in ‘eye-catching displays,’ in an attempt to undermine Islam’s hold on local residents. Establishments that failed to comply were threatened with closure and their owners with prosecution.
Washington Post (h/t Susan K) Facing widespread discontent over its repressive rule in the mainly Muslim province of Xinjiang, and mounting violence in the past two years, China has launched a series of “strike hard” campaigns to weaken the hold of Islam in the western region.
Government employees and children have been barred from attending mosques or observing the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. In many places, women have been barred from wearing face-covering veils, and men discouraged from growing long beards.
In the village of Aktash in southern Xinjiang, Communist Party official Adil Sulayman, told RFA that many local shopkeepers had stopped selling alcohol and cigarettes from 2012 “because they fear public scorn,” while many locals had decided to abstain from drinking and smoking.
The Koran calls the use of “intoxicants” sinful, while some Muslim religious leaders have also forbidden smoking. Sulayman said authorities in Xinjiang viewed ethnic Uighurs who did not smoke as adhering to “a form of religious extremism.” They issued the order to counter growing religious sentiment that was “affecting stability,” he said.
“We have a campaign to weaken the Muslim religion here, and this is part of that campaign,” he told the Washington-based news service.
The notice, obtained by RFA and posted on Twitter, ordered all restaurants and supermarkets in Aktash to sell five different brands of alcohol and cigarettes and display them prominently. “Anybody who neglects this notice and fails to act will see their shops sealed off, their businesses suspended, and legal action pursued against them,” the notice said.
Areas of Xinjiang have become hotbe of violent stabbing and shooting incidents between ethnic Uighurs and Chinese security forces.
China says Uighur militant groups based abroad are using the Internet to inspire local Muslims to take up violent jihad against the state. Critics say China’s long repression of Uighur rights and nationalist sentiment has pushed people toward Islam as the only permitted assertion of their community’s identity, and pushed a minority toward a violent form of Islam. Attempts to promote alcohol or forbid beards and veils may prove counterproductive, they warn.
Around 60 shops and restaurants in the area had complied with the government order, and there were no reports of protests. But in an unrelated incident in neighboring Qinghai province on Friday, an angry crowd of Muslims smashed windows of a supposedly halal store in Xining city, after pork sausages and ham were found in a delivery van, according to the local government and photographs on social media.