BRITISH LAW SOCIETY reverses its decision to incorporate aspects of Islamic sharia law

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Law Society apologizes over advice to solicitors on how to draw up Sharia-style wills penalizing Muslim widows and non-believers.

(Now, how about getting rid of the 85 sharia courts already in operation throughout Britain?)

UK Telegraph (h/t Marthas)  The Law Society has withdrawn controversial guidelines for solicitors on how to compile “Sharia compliant” wills amid complaints that they encouraged discrimination against women and non-Muslims.  Andrew Caplen, president of the society, apologized and said the criticism had been taken on board. 

It follows a storm of protest after The Telegraph disclosed in March that the society had issued a practice note to solicitors effectively enshrining aspects of Islamic law in the British legal system. Muslim lawyers had congratulated the Law Society for having issued it, the way they saw it was that the Law Society had come on board with sharia law.”

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The guidelines advised High Street solicitors on how to write Islamic wills in a way that would be recognised by courts in England and Wales. They set out principles which meant that women could be denied an equal share of inheritances while unbelievers could be excluded altogether. The document also detailed how children born out of wedlock might not be counted as legitimate heirs. 

Mr Caplen’s predecessor as president, Nicholas Fluck, strongly resisted criticism of the guidelines when details were published in March. But in a short statement the society said it now had decided to withdraw them in light of “feedback” from the public and lawyers themselves. 

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“Our practice note was intended to support members to better serve their clients as far as is allowed by the law of England and Wales,” said Mr Caplen.  “We reviewed the note in the light of criticism. “We have withdrawn the note and we are sorry.”

Keith Porteous Wood, executive director of the National Secular Society, who campaigned for the guidelines to be withdrawn, said: “This is an important reverse for what had seemed to be the relentless march of sharia to becoming de facto British law. 

“Until now, politicians and the legal establishment either encouraged this process or spinelessly recoiled from acknowledging what was happening.  “I congratulate the Law Society for heeding the objections we and others made.  “This is particularly good news for women who fare so badly under sharia law, which is non-democratically determined, non-human rights compliant and discriminatory code.”

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YOU GO GIRL! ‘Britain First’ activist confronts dhimmi conservatives and a herd of Muslims over mega mosque

Britain First candidate for the Rochester by-election, Jayda Fransen, tries to get answers from the corrupt Conservative and the local Muslim community about construction of yet another mega-mosque that the people of Rochester do not want.

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Britain First is a legally registered political party. But unlike other parties, they are facing a progressively worsening crescendo of police, local authority and media hostility and sabotage. It is almost as if the Government itself has ordered a severe crackdown on Britain First. BF’s leader, Paul Golding, has been arrested no less than 5 times this year and has also been pulled in for questioning on another occasion. The arrests were for chasing Muslim hate preacher Anjem Choudary and charging Islamic extremist demonstrations when they shout “UK go to hell!” He has also been arrested for exposing Al Qaeda chiefs and ISIS supporters.

Paul Golding alone has received thousands of serious death threats. Various media outlets have thrown money at BF activists to get them to turncoat. Their annual Conference was forcibly closed down by the police half way through proceedings and local authorities have cancelled bookings illegally just days before the event not leaving enough time to drag them into court. Read More

h/t Susan K

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Excuse me ladies, are there any bombs under those headbags?

Two Muslim women from America were barred from walking down a street in Hebron by Israeli security forces because they were Muslims.

In light of the current Islamic intifada against Israel, can you blame the Israelis?

UPDATE: Despite the fact that this video was most likely staged, Hamas-linked CAIR is demanding that Obama investigate:

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NEW JERSEY RABBI under fire from CAIR for calling Arab Muslims “animals” and advocating for destruction of the Dome of the Rock

Just named to the UAE list of terrorist organizations, CAIR (Council on American-Israel Relations is demanding that Jewish leaders repudiate the Rabbi’s remarks. In In a blog post entitled “Dealing with Savages,” Rabbi Steven Pruzansky of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, N.J., called for Israel to collectively punish Arab Muslims and Palestinians until they realize “they have no future in the land of Israel.”

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Rabbi Steven Pruzansky

Here are some excerpts from the Rabbi’s post Dealing with Savages 

How does a human being (or two) walk into a synagogue and begin hacking at worshippers who are immersed in prayer, leaving behind a trail of blood, victims, grief and horror?

The question is misplaced because no “human being” could do such a thing. It would have to be a beast in human form, a relic from primitive times before true humans became civilized. The Arab-Muslim animals that span the globe chopping, hacking and merrily decapitating – from Iraq to Jerusalem to New York to Oklahoma, and places in between and beyond – are a discredit even to the term “animal.” Most animals are not that brutal.

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The real issue confronting Israel for decades and the civilized world today is what to do about the proliferation of savages who lust for blood and derive inspiration from their religious texts? One example not to follow is that of President Obama’s. In one of his more ludicrous statements in the last few months – amid a healthy competition – he decried the attack, the loss of life “on both sides (!),” and then added this gem: that the “overwhelming majority of Palestinians…want to live in peace.”

Really? And based on what data was that determination made? That only tens of thousands of “Palestinians” rejoiced after the massacre, singing and dancing in the streets, distributing candies and sweets, praising the vicious slaughter and the slaughterers – and not hundreds of thousands? Polls in the PA reveal widespread support for the murder of Jews so what exactly is he talking about?

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Obama seems to be as much an expert on “Palestinian” society as he is about Islam generally. His incessant protestation that ISIS distorts Islam is based on…what exactly? ISIS and sundry other radical groups seem to feel that they are fulfilling the dictates of Islam – and the few Muslims who disagree meet their fate at the business end of a machete.

Actions speak louder than words. Obama’s expertise in Islam has led him to cede the Middle East to the most ruthless forces, embrace the radical Muslim Turk Erdogan as an American ally, and facilitate Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons. Perhaps with a nuclear weapon, Iran will be civilized, or so the thinking goes.

Little can or should be expected from Obama or from the Europeans, mired as they are in cultural deterioration, moral relativism, population decline and Muslim-inspired Jew hatred.  Sweden and Britain’s recognition of a still non-existent Palestinian state is nothing more than an endorsement of the slaughter of Jews.

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But Israel has to act, especially as the violence has spiraled out of control. The dynamic needs to change, dramatically. At a certain point, the unrestrained behavior of unruly animals becomes the fault of the zookeeper, not the animals. What can be done?

First, abandonment of defensive, reactive moves and an embrace of offensive, anticipatory, and proactive moves. The Arabs need to feel that they are paying a heavy price for murdering Jews. Right now, not only do they not pay a heavy price but the murderers and their families benefit.

Israel should make clear that a Palestinian state will never be created between the river and the sea. There will be no non-Jewish national entity tolerated. The Muqata in Ramallah should be destroyed and “President” Abbas should be incarcerated as a war criminal.

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PA leader Mahmoud Abbas

Terrorists will be killed, not captured (no great loss, as their fondest wish is for martyrdom). Their bodies will not be returned to their families but will be cremated, and perhaps the ashes buried with deceased pigs. The homes of the extended family (up to and including first cousins) of the terrorist will be destroyed, and they will all be deported to the Muslim country of their choice. A second terrorist in a village results in the destruction of that village and the deportation of its residents to a friendlier country.

Anyone who riots or throws a stone at a Jew should be shot – with real bullets. Rubber bullets and tear gas should be sold to the Amish. Those who wish to be martyred and who celebrate death should be accommodated as often as possible. The media should be barred from scenes of violence, cell service canceled and cameras confiscated, like in most war zones.

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Muslim access to the Temple Mount should be denied for at least six months, and Jewish prayer will be allowed thenceforth at permissible locations, such as they might be. It is unconscionable crime to deny Jews the right to move their lips on the Temple Mount! And perhaps the day will come in the near future when the mosque and the dome can be uplifted intact and reset in Saudi Arabia, Syria or wherever it is wanted.

In fact, we should apply to Muslim holy places the exact same respect and deference they have shown to Jewish, Christian, Buddhist and Hindu holy sites across the world. That seems only fair.

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We should not ignore as well the rank hypocrisy that promotes the double standard that cripples Israel’s ability to defend itself. Case in point: this week, Egypt evicted thousands of Arabs along the Gaza border and destroyed hundreds of their homes for “security reasons.” No courts, no appeals, no process. Some of the homes were being used to conceal tunnels, so they all had to go.

If only Jews would realize the same and stop fantasizing about convincing that enemy of our own goodness. It’s the same enemy that rides our buses, shops in our malls, drives on our roads and lives just two miles from us. The same enemy that lynched soldiers in Ramallah and tore them apart is the same enemy that butchered holy Jews this week in Har Nof  and kidnapped and murdered three precious boys just a few months ago.

Do you know where that enemy is, and what he is plotting right now?

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UK: Paul Weston of Liberty GB speaks at anti-Islamization rally in Luton, a Muslim-infested area

Recently arrested for quoting Winston Churchill, leader of the Liberty GB party, Paul Weston, compares the Muslims of today and their leftist allies with the Nazis of yesterday…predicting that civil war is coming…and blaming the traitor, Prime Minister David Cameron, for enabling the enemies of British society.

Support Paul Weston for Prime Minister!

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MINNESOTASTAN: Republican party official doubles down on his anti-Islam views, while Republican party leader kisses CAIR ass

A Minnesota Republican Party official, Jack Whitley, issued a “call to arms” against Muslims Thursday, calling them “terrorists” and “parasites” and suggesting that someone should “frag ‘em.”

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Star Tribune  Jack Whitley, chairman of the Big Stone County Republican Party, has no apology for a series of inflammatory posts on his personal Facebook page — remarks state GOP officials have condemned as “outrageous.”

“Muslims are terrorists. They don’t belong in this country,” Whitley told the Star Tribune Thursday. “Their attitude and their agenda don’t belong in this country. They cause terror and discontent, total chaos everywhere they are.”

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The Minnesota Republican Party rejected Whitley’s statements:

“I condemn the outrageous comments posted on Mr. Whitley’s Facebook page,” Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey said in a statement Thursday. “They could not be further from the Republican Party’s beliefs, nor more contrary to the efforts we have undertaken to include Muslim Americans, and every American, in our Party.  We recently moved our office into the heart of Minneapolis, were proud to endorse our first Somali-American candidate for the state legislature, and have worked hard to welcome the fine Americans from these communities into our Party.”

“I have no desire to hold hands and play pattycake with these people,” he told the Star Tribune. “It’s pointless. They don’t understand peace…They understand one thing, and that’s aggressive force.” That, he said, includes any American Muslims who do not “stand up and deal with the aggression and terrorist activities within their own ideology.”

This post, first spotted by the Bluestem Prairie blog, brought protests from the Muslim Brotherhood front group and designated terrorist organization, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations).

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“It’s very disturbing to see a Republican Party leader engage in outright bigotry and hate,” CAIR-Minnesota executive director Lori Saroya said in a statement. “These broad-brush smears of the entire Muslim community remind us of similar smears against Catholics, Jews and others in the past.”

Whitley, for his part, sees no reason to apologize. In a fresh blog post this morning, he wrote:

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Sadly, his Facebook page has now been taken down.

When asked whether his feelings about Muslims extended to peaceful Muslim-American men, women and children – including Minneapolis’s Muslim-American congressman, Keith Ellison, “I don’t really see much of Islam being peaceful at all,” he said. “Don’t come into this country, infiltrating this country with your terrorist activities and terrorist agendas and call it a ‘holy war.”

If statements like “frag ‘em” — a reference to detonating a fragmentation grenade — creates an atmosphere of violence against Muslim-Americans, Whitley said followers of the religion bring it upon themselves if they fail to reject Islamic extremists.

“You have the right to follow any path of religion you choose, as long as it does not violate other people’s peace,” he said. “Your association with those in your religion who have those terrorist activities, and your unwillingness to call them on the carpet for it? No, you no longer have the right to practice that religion if it infringes on the peace and the tranquility of this nation and the people around you. That nullifies your constitutional right to practice your freedom of religion.”

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NEW JERSEY MUSLIM BAGHEAD substitute teacher charged with sexually assaulting 16-year-old

Passaic County Prosecutors say 21-year-old Muslim woman, Linda Hardan, of Prospect Park, also is charged with child endangerment and criminal sexual contact.  Hardan is accused of assaulting a 16-year-old student from Manchester Regional High School, where she worked as a substitute teacher.

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NY Daily News  Linda Hardan, of Prospect Park, picked the Manchester Regional High School student up and drove the boy to Wayne on Thursday to have sex, Passaic County Prosecutor Gyselle Da Silva alleged to the North Jersey Record.

The 21-year-old teacher, who’s also a former student at Manchester Regional, was arrested Friday after the assault had been reported to police, the Record reported. She is jailed at Passaic County Jail on sexual assault charges with a $250,000 bond.

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AFGHANISTAN: Even where child rape is an everyday occurrence, the rape of a 3-year-old girl shocks community

Listless and silent, 3-year-old Neelofar is in a critical condition after being gagged, raped, and nearly killed by an 18-year-old neighbor, in a male-dominated and segregated society, where rape victims are viewed as outcasts, even as prostitutes.

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BBC   The girl’s father, Abdul, fears that because they are poor, the authorities will not take the case seriously and ensure the man responsible is prosecuted. “If the government does not give me my rights based on Sharia and Afghan law, I will bring my other six children and kill them in front of the presidential palace and I will leave Afghanistan. My wife and mother also say they will kill themselves.”

The rape of Neelofar is just one of several attacks on young Afghan children which have occurred this month. Doctors are hopeful she will survive her injuries. But it is not clear if she will ever be able to return to her village because of the stigma of being raped.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: At least 50 people massacred by axe-wielding Muslim jihadists

The horrific slaughter happened yesterday near the Ugandan border around 10km from the town of Beni, where the army and UN peacekeepers are stationed. Government officials blamed the massacre on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan Islamic militant group. The Christian population of Congo is estimated to be as high as 90%.

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24Tanzania (h/t Susan K)  Witnesses said the killings were carried out by men in uniforms posing as soldiers. The massacre happened near the Ugandan border around 6 miles (10km) from the town of Beni, where army and UN troops are stationed.

More than 200 people have been killed near Beni since early October by the ADF Islamic militants, official say.

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It is not yet known exactly how many people died in the latest onslaught, reports the BBC’s Maud Jullien in Kinshasa. However, one woman who managed to flee said she counted at least 50 bodies, our correspondent adds. Amisi Kalonda, the regional administrator, told the BBC that nine bodies had been retrieved so far.  He said the dead were spread out across the forest and that searches were still ongoing.

UN officials, who have been repeatedly criticized for failing to stem the violence, say they have increased their military presence in the area since October. But a senior UN source told the BBC that the organization did not have the capacity to protect all the civilians in the area.

The ADF was formed in 1996 by a puritanical Muslim sect in the Ruwenzori mountains of western Uganda. Peace agreements last year have failed to end violence in the east.

And while we’re in Africa, Boko Haram slaughters 48 more Nigerian fisherman near Chad, slitting many of their throats.

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Why Muslims in American prisons should be segregated from the general prison population

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One out of three African-American inmates in U.S. prisons convert to Islam while incarcerated. An estimated 35,000 – 40,000 inmates convert to Islam each year, and that 15% of the total U.S. prison population or 350,000 inmates are Muslim, with many of them radicalized.

Daily Caller  This is more than 18 times the national representation of Muslims in America, reported to be 0.8 percent. Prisons are churning out converts to Islam who are taught they are righteously entitled to control the religion, speech, and dress of family, co-workers and strangers.

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Back in 2006, then FBI director Robert Mueller prophetically described the radical Islamist conversion machine operating throughout U.S. prisons, to a Senate committee. He said that prisons were a “fertile ground” for Islamic extremists, and that they targeted inmates for introduction to the militant Wahhabi and Salafist strains of Islam.

The recent so-called “lone wolf” terrorist attacks in Oklahoma City, New York, and just over our northern border in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, may be the product of such radicalization.

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Beheaded by a convict who converted to Islam in prison

In April 2010, Larry James murdered his mother, pregnant wife, 7-month-old son, 3-year-old niece and 16-year-old niece for refusing to convert to Islam. James converted in 2007, while in a U.S. prison.

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Then two months ago Colleen Hufford, a 54-year-old grandmother and factory worker in Oklahoma, was beheaded with a produce knife by Alton Nolen who likely converted to Islam in a U.S. prison. Nolen is being charged with workplace violence.

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Last month NYPD officer Kenneth Healey, 25, was axed to death with a hatchet to the side of the head. He was not attacked by a “lone wolf,” but by ex-con Zale Thompson. New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton has called it a terrorist attack, and the NYPD might want to look at Thompson’s record in California where he did two brief terms in California prisons.

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Zale Thompson, Muslim convert who attacked NYPD with hatchet

The key to conversion success is clear. Our government has been contracting and paying Muslim Brotherhood front groups, such as GSISS (The Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences) and ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) to screen and assign Muslim prison chaplains for at least 8 years.

While Egypt and Saudi Arabia have banned the Muslim Brotherhood, classifying it as a terror group, the White House, U.S. prisons, and the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security continue to work with Muslim Brotherhood groups.

The imam of the Newburgh mosque,Salahuddin Muhammad , where the Bronx-plot terror cell was organized has worked for more than 20 years in the New York state prison system converting inmates to Islam — and was hired by the radical Muslim chaplain banned for praising the 9/11 hijackers.

The imam of the Newburgh mosque,Salahuddin Muhammad , where the Bronx-plot terror cell was organized has worked for more than 20 years in the New York state prison system converting inmates to Islam — and was hired by the radical Muslim chaplain banned for praising the 9/11 hijackers.

For example, Paul Pitts served 14 years in prison for murder, where he converted to Islam and became Imam Abdu-Shahid. He was paroled in 2001 and hired as a prison chaplain in 2007 with an annual salary of $49,471. In Feb 2010, he was caught trying to bring scissors and razor blades into the Manhattan Detention Complex.

A New York City corrections department source told the New York Post: “It’s a disgrace that taxpayers are funding Muslim chaplains who not only have criminal records, but also are promoting violence.”

Imam Zul-Qarnain Abu Shahid, 58, a Muslim cleric with the city Department of Corrections, was busted Wednesday for trying to sneak three razors and a pair of scissors into the Tombs prison in Manhattan

Imam Zul-Qarnain Abu Shahid, 58, a Muslim cleric with the city Department of Corrections, was busted for trying to sneak three razors and a pair of scissors into the Tombs prison in Manhattan

Abdu-Shahid’s boss – head chaplain Umar Abdul-Jalil – was hired at an annual salary of $76, 602 even though he served 14 years for dealing drugs. In 2006, he was suspended for two weeks without pay after declaring that “the greatest terrorists in the world occupy the White House.” He continues to oversee 40 prison chaplains.

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Norman Siegel, ACLU with Radical Imam Abdul-Jalil who said the “greatest terrorists in the world occupy the White House” and urged Muslims in America to “stop letting the Zionists of the media dictate what Islam is to us.”

According to the Wall Street Journal, Wallace Gene Marks converted under Imam Umar while in prison for weapon possession. He was hired as a one of the first paid Muslim chaplains in 1975 and has hired nearly 45 chaplains. Imam Umar says that prison “is the perfect recruitment and training grounds for radicalism and the Islamic religion” and that 9/11 hijackers should be honored as martyrs. “Funded by the Saudi government he traveled often to Saudi Arabia and brought that country’s harsh form of Islam to New York’s expanding ranks of Muslim prisoners.”

A New York City Corrections source told the  New York Post: ”It’s a disgrace that taxpayers are funding Muslim chaplains who not only have criminal records, but also are promoting violence. “Ignoring these red flags under the aegis of political correctness is literally killing us.” Our taxpayer funded prisons have been co-opted by the leaders of Sharia-ism in America, the Muslim Brotherhood. More silence will likely mean the death of more innocent Americans.

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YOU’VE GOT HATE ONLINE?

You’ve got hate mail: Otherwise known as how so-called ‘Islamophobia’ takes root online.

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I won’t bore BNI readers with the large volume of crap in this article but you can read the whole thing HERE if you feel so compelled. I am posting a small section where BNI is listed as one of two online groups singled out as a leading promoter of hate online. All I can say is, I’m just the messenger. It’s the Muslims who are the real haters which results in their being hated by the rest of the world.

The internet is a powerful tool by which people can be influenced to act in a certain way and manner. This is particularly strong when considering hate speech that aims to threaten and incite violence.

This also links into the convergence of emotional distress caused by hate online, the nature of intimidation and harassment and the prejudice that seeks to defame groups through speech intending to injure and intimidate. Some sites who have been relatively successful here include BareNakedIslam and IslamExposed which has a daily forum and chatroom about issues to do with Muslims and Islam and has a strong anti-Muslim tone which begins with initial discussion about a particular issue – such as banning Halal meat – and then turns into strong and provocative language.

Most of this anti-Muslim hate speech hides behind a fake banner of English patriotism, but is instead used to demonise and dehumanise Muslim communities.

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FIGHTING FEMALES of the Kurdish Peshmerga Army battling ISIS in Iraq

ISIS savages’ greatest fear is being killed by a woman, which means they don’t get their 72 virgins.

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Vocativ “I would be very happy to kill ISIS,” says Col. Rangeen Majeed, her hair tied back in a neat bun. The 32-year-old sniper is just one of the women who make up an all-female unit of the Kurdish Peshmerga army fighting alongside men on the front lines against ISIS in northern Iraq. “The other day in Kirkuk,” she says, “I begged them for the sniper rifle so that I could kill some of them.”

Although the women of the Peshmerga’s all-female units remain segregated from their male counterparts, they still undergo the intensive training. They’re taught how to properly defend themselves, use AK-47s and wield rocket-propelled grenades. “I’m not afraid of ISIS,” says Chelan Shakwan, a 24-year-old who carries out assault rifle missions. “I’m ready to sacrifice myself and my brothers for my country.” Shakwan’s sentiments are shared by her colleagues, some of whom also describe themselves as housewives and mothers.

Says Lt. Ismael Hameed Muhamed, the managing director of the brigade who will be taking the women into battle, “Women are tougher than the men sometimes.”

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CAIR didn’t manage to stop this one, but we know they must have tried

Somali-born, ex-Muslim activist against Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, to be honored by the Sheldon Adelson Educational Campus.

Review Journal  Somali-born human rights activist, politician and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali will be honored today at the 11th annual In Pursuit of Excellence Gala.

Hirsi Ali, who has written three books including a memoir and an auto­biography, will be recognized by the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus for her support of women’s rights and universal access to education. She will receive the school’s highest recognition, the In Pursuit of Excellence Award.

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Hirsi Ali, 45, was raised in a conservative Muslim family and survived civil war, female mutilation and brutal beatings before she fled to the Netherlands in 1992 to escape an arranged marriage. She convinced the government there that she was in need of political asylum and was granted refugee status.

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A woman who grew up as a devout believer in the tradition and teachings of Islam, Hirsi Ali after the 9/11 attacks came to believe the Quran preached brutality, bigotry and the oppression of women.

Hirsi Ali won election to the Dutch Parliament in 2003, was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2005 and received the Moral Courage Award from the American-Jewish Committee in 2006.

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In 2004, Hirsi Ali joined a Dutch director in creating Submission, a contro­versial film about Muslim women in forced marriages who were beaten by their husbands. The director, Theo van Gogh, was shot and killed by an angry, radical Muslim man, and a letter threatening Hirsi Ali’s life was found stabbed to van Gogh’s chest.

Amid the controversy, reporters discovered Hirsi Ali had lied to government officials and was granted citizenship based on a false name and birth date. She resigned from the Dutch parliament and was stripped of her Dutch citizenship in 2006. She was offered a job with the American Enterprise Institute and moved to the United States.

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The AHA Foundation, Hirsi Ali’s namesake, fights for the rights of Muslim women and girls in the United States who have been religiously and culturally oppressed. The foundation focuses on honor violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation, which are common in some Muslim countries.

Today’s gala, which will be hosted by Sheldon Adelson, will be at 6 p.m. at The Venetian resort. All proceeds from the event will go toward the educational campus’ scholarship program that fulfills the school’s mission to never turn away a student because of financial hardship.

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Hirsi Ali was also honored at the Women’s Forum Women of Valor dinner, where she received an award for courage

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