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Two competing terrorist groups, including Islamic State (ISIS) and the al-Qaeda offshoot al-Nusra, have been attacking Syrian forces, reportedly seizing control of the Golan Heights crossing into Israel and a military air base.
Reuters h/t G.Deckzeijl
Nearly 200 entertainers (including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and many others) have signed a statement condemning the seventh article of the charter of Hamas as an “‘deology of hatred and genocide.’ The problem is that the quotation in article seven was taken directly from Muhammad himself. Hence, all of these entertainers have condemned Muhammad, Islam, and the Quran.
For a complete list of signers, click here.
Speaking on the sidelines of the world assembly of Islamic scholars in Jeddh, Saud bin Faisal Al Saud said that the Middle-East needs peace and co-existence more than ever and Saudi Arabia as a leading Islamic country is ready to make sacrifices in peace negotiations and encourages President Abbas to follow the same policy.
AWD News (h/t Roy Daniel) Referring to the ongoing war in Gaza strip, the Saudi foreign Minster stressed that Hamas authority is the sole responsible for Palestinian calamity and they must brought before the law. The Saudi official further added that the Arab World increasingly is frustrated with Hamas which is seeking more wars.
In recent day Israel’s air-strikes against Gaza Strip drew many condemnations from the Arab oil-rich states of the Persian Gulf, while Saudi media is increasingly open in criticizing defiant Hamas for resisting Israeli aggression against impoverished Palestinian enclave.
Media in Saudi Arabia and Egypt blame Hamas’ actions for Israeli war and prioritizing conflict over the safety of the Gazan population and criticized the leadership for waging war far from the conflict, a Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) report shows.
After Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal criticized Arab inaction in Gaza, Saudi Al- okaz daily columnists responded emphatically. “[Meshaal], we are tired of defending the [Palestinian] cause that you have sold for cheap to an MB (Muslim Brotherhood) gang whose way you followed even though they have lost their [own] way,” wrote columnist Abdul-Hamdi Razaq. He also called Meshaal out for living in luxurious Qatari hotels instead of fighting in Gaza.
Hamas is losing its legitimacy because it was sacrificing Palestinians while using financial aid to promote its interests, wrote Al-Watan columnist Abdullah Al-Sayyid.
A third American hostage held by ISIS has been identified as a 26-year-old bleeding heart American woman who was kidnapped a year ago while doing humanitarian relief work in Syria.
(She’s probably worth a lot of money to them now, as no doubt, they have her working as a sex slave)
ABC News The terror group is demanding $6.6 million and the release of U.S. prisoners for the life of the young woman, whom a representative for the family requested not be identified.
She is the third of at least four Americans who were known to be held by ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. American journalist James Foley was executed by the group in a video that appeared online last week. Another writer, Steven Sotloff, was seen alive but under duress in the same footage.
In addition to the multi-million dollar ransom, the terror group has also demanded that the U.S. release Aafia Siddiqui, an MIT-trained al-Qaeda affiliated neuroscientist who was convicted by the U.S. in 2010 of trying to kill U.S. officials two years before, according to a supporter of Siddiqui who has been in contact with the hostage’s family.
The U.S. attorney’s office and the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit Wednesday against the city of St. Anthony, contending its City Council violated federal law by rejecting a proposed Islamic indoctrination center in 2012. U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said his office found that the council’s decision to deny the Abu Huraira Islamic Center the right to worship in the St. Anthony Business Center violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act passed by Congress.
Star Tribune Federal authorities are asking for an injunction from a federal judge ordering St. Anthony to permit the group to use the basement of the business center.
In June 2012, the council voted down the proposed center, concluding that a religious and cultural center was incompatible with the site’s light-industrial zoning. The council’s 4-1 decision went against a city planning commission recommendation to approve the 15,000-square-foot center in the old Medtronic headquarters at 3055 Old Highway 8.
The council decision came after some St. Anthony residents voiced their opposition to the proposed center. More than 150 people packed the meeting, and some made disparaging remarks about the Muslim faith. Jim Roth, the lone council member to back the Islamic center, predicted at the time of the vote that the council’s rejection would spawn a lawsuit. Roth said he was “embarrassed” and “stunned” by some of the remarks made.
On Wednesday, St. Anthony officials continued to defend the council’s action, saying that the rejection of the Islamic center was based purely on zoning issues. “Religious uses of any type are allowed in the vast majority of the city. They are just not allowed in the roughly five percent of the city reserved for industrial uses,” said St. Anthony City Attorney Jay Lindgren.
Lindgren said the denial “was not based on discrimination at all,” but rather “on the conclusion that religious assembly of any type is not allowed in an industrial zone. “An industrial zone is designed to create jobs and be an economic engine,” he said.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Minneapolis has spent two years investigating the matter, with its spokeswoman saying at one point that it had sought to reach an out-of-court agreement with the parties.
At the heart of the federal suit is the allegation that the City Council treated an application for a conditional-use permit to assemble at the business center on less-than-equal terms from other, nonreligious conditional-use permits for assembly. While prohibiting the Islamic center in the light industrial zone, it allowed for a union hall with banquet facilities to be rented by the public, the suit said. The city permitted the union hall because the light industrial zone allowed for “assemblies, meeting lodges and convention halls.”
The Minnesota Chapter of terror-linked CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) had asked federal authorities to investigate whether the city violated the federal law on religious land use. In August 2012, two months after the council’s rejection, the Muslim group proposing the Islamic center purchased the former Medtronic Inc. headquarters for $1.9 million.
The suit contends that the Islamic center conducts an “assembly” and therefore barring it violates federal law. Lindgren said there was a similar denial of a Christian-based organization around that same time as well.
Mosques and Islamic school projects have faced opposition across the state. Some community members opposed projects in Plymouth, Willmar, Bloomington and Blaine, as well as out of state as in Murfreesboro, TN, where a 2-year hostile battle raged, but all were reluctantly approved, thanks to pressure from the Feds.
The U.S. attorney’s office said that the treatment of the center’s backers added substantial burdens to its members practicing their faith. “Abu Huraira members’ ability to exercise their religion is limited by their current worship site options, including, but not limited to the fact that members in the northern Twin Cities are burdened from praying together based on the lengthy of time it takes to travel to the worship centers in south Minneapolis,” the U.S. attorney’s office said in a statement.
“Moreover,” the statement said, “prayer space at locations in Minneapolis are too small to accommodate members, many of whom often have to pray in hallways or entryways, and hold multiple pray sessions in shifts to accommodate crowds.”
After the council denied the permit in St. Anthony, three churches in St. Anthony held an interfaith meeting between Christian sympathizers and Muslim leaders in July 2012 to address some of the negative comments made at the council meeting.
“Some things had been said at the City Council meeting that sounded unwelcoming and unfriendly. There was a desire to show a different face on things,” said Rev. Paul La Fontaine, with St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church which co-sponsored the event. He said he was surprised by news of the federal lawsuit.
Asked about the community’s perception of the Muslim faith, he said: “In light of recent events overseas, there is a certain concern. St. Anthony is a “first-ring” suburb of Minneapolis that’s just 2.35 square miles with 8,200 people.
Islamic State (ISIS) supporters are using U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff as brutal fodder in a Twitter campaign which hijacks trending topics with the message #StevensHeadinObamasHands. The TIME reporter was paraded in an orange jumpsuit in the same video which featured James Foley, the U.S. journalist who was abducted in Syria and beheaded.
UK Daily Mail Now Arabic-speaking extremists are attaching Mr Sotloff’s face to a string of barbaric English-language ‘memes’ in what appears to be a direct appeal to Western citizens. Islamic State supporters have spread the messages in tweets which mention completely unrelated topics in pop culture.
They have included #AskRicky, through which fans of Youtube ‘vlogger’ Ricky Dillon could pose him questions, and #FetusUANDay, where fans of the boy band One Direction examined how much they had changed since their 2011 album Up All Night. Others have included #NapaEarthquake and #camcam, in which fans of another Youtube celebrity Cameron Dallas post their pictures with him.
Experts say the use of U.S. pop culture – despite being against the extreme interpretation of Sharia law enforced by the militants – encourages Western teenagers to click on the messages and spread them further. Various messages threaten that Mr Sotloff or U.S. soldiers will be murdered and the 9/11 attacks will be repeated.
Others demand the release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, the detention centre which has been downsized hugely since President Obama ordered its closure in 2009 but remains active.
The hashtag has, however, spread to the point that moderate commentators have begun using it to hit back at the militants in an echo of the #AMessageFromISIStoUS hashtag – which users reversed into #AMessageFromUStoISIS. A huge number of replies have also emanated from Saudi Arabia, whose king denounced Islamist militants earlier this month saying it was ‘shameful and disgraceful that these terrorists are doing this in the name of religion’.
A British propaganda expert who has studied Islamic extremism told MailOnline the influx of Western recruits into Iraq and Syria – including up to 500 from Britain – has given militants a new insight into how to maximise their message of fear.
Professor Nicholas O’Shaughnessy from Queen Mary University of London, who wrote Politics and Propaganda: Weapons of Mass Seduction, said: ‘Al Qaeda before them pioneered a lot of these techniques, but unlike Isis they had certain boundaries. They wouldn’t directly show a killing but instead an explosion in the distance.
‘What Isis have done is to stress the ghoulish side as much as possible, and they’re using very mainstream ideas about celebrity to carry that twisted message. ‘Isis is much more aware of and embedded in Western culture than previous organizations, no doubt helped by the fact that it has a few thousand Western recruits.
‘These Twitter messages are recruiting devices for young males to join them who have no purpose in their lives, who are bored and deeply alienated. They’re using the cultural forms of alienated urban youth to try and recruit them.’
Mr Sotloff, 31, from Miami, Florida, was working as a freelance journalist when he was kidnapped in August last year near Aleppo, Syria.
The video released last week was the first time his parents Arthur and Shirley had heard from him since December, but there are doubts over when the video was shot.
A petition calling on the White House to ‘do everything possible’ to free Mr Sotloff has gained more than 10,000 signatures.
The Islamic State (ISIS) social networking site has a photo showing a child holding a severed head amid a gathering of other children, which was tweeted and went viral with an attached phrase that said “This is how the cubs of the Caliphate are raised up”, boasting of this heinous act.
Shoebat This image comes after the disclosure that the children are being trained to kill in the name of religion, in the framework of the preparation of the Islamic state raising a generation of fighters to rid the world of “infidels”
While the above image is indeed gruesome, it pales in comparison to this actual beheading of a Pakistani militant accused of betraying a top Taliban official by a 12-year-old boy (WARNING: Extremely Graphic)
NEWS OK Pakistan (AP) — The boy with the knife looks barely 12. In a high-pitched voice, he denounces the bound, blindfolded man before him as an American spy. Then he hacks off the captive’s head to cries of “God is great!” and hoists it in triumph by the hair.
The video, which was obtained by AP Television News in the border city of Peshawar, appears authentic and is unprecedented in jihadist propaganda because of the youth of the executioner. An Associated Press reporter confirmed Nabi’s identity by visiting his family in Kili Faqiran, their remote village in southwestern Pakistan.
The footage shows the accused Pakistani spy of making what is described as a confession, being blindfolded with a checkered scarf. “He is an American spy. Those who do this kind of thing will get this kind of fate,” says his baby-faced executioner, who is not identified.
A continuous 2 1/2-minute shot then shows the victim lying on his side on a patch of rubble-strewn ground. A man holds Nabi by his beard while the boy, wearing a camouflage military jacket and oversized white sneakers, cuts into the throat. Other men and boys call out “Allahu akbar!” – “God is great!” – as blood spurts from the wound. The film, overlain with jihadi songs, then shows the boy hacking and slashing at the man’s neck until the head is severed.
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The issue is what Europe is going to do with the tens of thousands of Muslims from N. Africa and the Middle East who are flooding into Europe each year, living off welfare, and endangering the native populations.
Muammar Gaddafi warned Europe that if he was overthrown, there would be a black African Muslim exodus into Europe the likes of which the world has never seen.
Shaun Wright headed children’s services at Rotherham Council from 2005 – 2010 when the abuse was going on, before becoming South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. “How many of those victims could have been spared if action had been taken by Rotherham Council? Shaun Wright was in the position to influence that decision.”
EuroNews “The fact is that when he was a cabinet member of children’s services in Rotherham there were three, not one, two, but three reports, which highlighted the situation and nothing was done about it,” said Colin Ross, leader of the Liberal Democratic group on Sheffield Council. Police are also being blamed for failing to protect children as young as 11 who were groomed, threatened and raped by multiple sexual predators – mostly described as of Asian origin. Victims were white girls. An independent report into the abuse, between 1997 and 2013, found that council staff were afraid of being labeled ‘racist.’
This man is Abbas Zaki, a member of Fatah Central Committee…you know Fatah, Israel’s “peace partner.”
Twice in the past seven days, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have secretly teamed up to launch airstrikes against Islamic terrorist militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, four senior U.S. officials said.
National Post “We don’t see this as constructive at all,” said one senior U.S. official. The United States was caught by surprise: Egypt and the Emirates, both close allies and military partners, acted without informing Washington or seeking its consent, leaving the Obama administration on the sidelines. Egyptian officials explicitly denied the operation to U.S. diplomats, the officials said. (Hee, Hee, Hee)
Libya is the latest, and hottest, battleground. Several officials said that U.S. diplomats were fuming about the airstrikes, believing they could further inflame the Libyan conflict at a time when the United Nations and Western powers are seeking a peaceful resolution (to no avail) The strikes are the most high-profile and high-risk salvo unleashed in a struggle for power that has broken out across the region in the aftermath of the Arab Spring revolts, putting old-line Arab autocrats against radical Islamists.
Since the military ouster of the Islamist president in Egypt one year ago, the new Egyptian government, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have formed a block exerting influence in countries around the region to roll back what they see as a competing threat from Islamists. (They are shunning the United States because of Barack Hussein Obama’s strong support for the Muslim Brotherhood)
Arrayed against them are the Islamist movements, including the Muslim Brotherhood, backed by friendly governments in Turkey and Qatar, that sprang forward amid the Arab Spring revolts.
Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists get their heads handed to them…literally…as a rival terror group called the Islamic Front beheads seven ISIS terrorists.
Syrian Fight Seven IS fighters were beheaded by rival fighters in Aleppo countryside. The first picture with seven severed heads is from Aktharin, the second was taken somewhere in the northern part of the Aleppo governorate. The photos were taken in the last few days during the battles between the Islamic battalions and IS. Responsible for this crime is probably the Islamic Front.
Fierce clashes are taking place around the Tabqa airbase in Raqqah countryside between the Syrian Army and the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). Syrian state TV confirmed that government forces had evacuated the airbase, saying they were regrouping and were conducting airstrikes.
Syrian Fight During the clashes around 374 Islamic State fighters were killed according to the SOHR. IS fighters displayed the severed heads of Syrian army soldiers in the city square, a witness said, adding that Syrian warplanes were heard over Raqqa following the air base attack. Earlier on Sunday the Syrian air force had bombed areas around the base.
IS terrorists displayed severed heads of Syrian army soldiers in the city square:
“Europe’s Last Stand” is a shocking and graphic documentary by PRB Films, in association with Christian Action Network, which examines the Islamic invasion of Western Europe and its threat to European democracy, freedoms, culture and history. It is also a warning to the U.S: This Islamic invasion – which we are witnessing on its rampage through Europe and the Middle East – is headed to America!
The film will debut in Rome, Italy on Sept. 24th, to be followed later by showings in the U.S. and a DVD available for purchase. See preview video below. To receive a special invitation, please email Cody@Christian Action.org
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The European continent, which gave birth to the greatest advances in world civilization, is now on the verge of being extinguished by an unrivaled foe of religious zealots who are on a quest to establish an Islamic Caliphate across the European continent.
Now, for the first time ever, “Europe’s Last Stand” reveals the Five Pillars of Islamic Conquest in an extraordinary film that documents the Islamic strategy for dominating Western Europe.
The film is presented in five parts, revealing each of the Five Pillars of Islamic Conquest:
Infiltration Between 1990 and 2009, 26 million Muslims have immigrated to Europe—coming from all directions and pouring into every country. No country has been hit harder than Italy with both legal and illegal Muslim immigrants.
Imams Along with millions of Muslim immigrants arriving in Europe are radical Imams. These extremist Islamic preachers have a large Internet following and guide thousands of European Muslims in their plan to implement Sharia law in the West, and to topple the governments of their home countries.
Isolation Radical Imams want to reject the laws of secular society and replace them with the authority of Sharia in Muslim-controlled districts.Essentially, they want to turn European cities into an Islamic state-within-a-state.
Islamization From forcing banks to remove offensive piggy banks, to arresting citizens for making anti-Muslim comments, to requiring schools to serve Halal food, the goal of the radical Islamist is to force non-believing Europeans to conform to Sharia law. As politicians give-in to the demands of the Islamists, it has some in Europe wondering what happened to their traditional rights and freedoms.
Implosion The final stage of the five pillars of Islamic Conquest is implosion. It happens when a nation loses its pride, when it sheds its uniqueness and honored heritage and when it forfeits its cherished beliefs to accommodate the demands of Sharia law.
“Europe’s Last Stand” is an epic film about the heroes and villains, the champions and quitters, the bold and the weak in this life-and-death struggle for the heart and soul of Western Europe.
More than four years in the making — and with more than a dozen European countries visited and investigated — “Europe’s Last Stand” is the most authoritative film ever produced documenting the rise of Islam in Western Europe.
Violence … Protests … Arrests … they are all joined together with scores of eyewitness and expert testimonies from politicians, activists, business owners and everyday citizens to tell the story of Europe’s Last Stand.
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