MALAYSIA: ‘I Want to Touch a Dog’ organizer forced into hiding because of threats to stone him to death

Syed Azmi Alhabshi, a community activist, said he organized the ‘I want to touch a dog’ event to educate and familiarize Muslims who are known to be afraid of dogs and, in some cases, very cruel to them.

Syed Azmi Alhabshi (right)

Syed Azmi Alhabshi (right)

Clarion Project  Syed Azmi Alhabshi, a 30-year old pharmacist and community activist who organized the event along others, said in a press conference that the event was met to educate and familiarize the public anout dogs. 

More than 1,000 people attended the event held in a park in an affluent neighborhood on the edge of Kuala Lumpur. “During the event, the participants were also given a detailed explanation on how to handle dogs.

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Even though the event was organized by 10-15 people, Syed Azmi has become the public face of the event and has suffered its backlash. At the press conference, he apologized for the trouble the event had caused and for offending any Muslim sensibilities. He denied that he had organized the event to challenge the conservative establishment and promote liberalism.

But he continues to receive death threats. Some have threatened to break his bones and others said they would kill him if they see him on the street.” 

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Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria dismissed Syed Azmi’s apology, saying it was insincere. “It’s just a game. His face showed no regret, but he smiled, so this is a game.” “We take offense at his actions because we are Muslims, but God is angry because he made a mockery of God’s Law, so he should repent and never do it again,” the mufti was quoted as saying.

Having such a big event was perceived by [hardliners] as a challenge of the status quo and a form of disrespect to the inherited norms of the majority.

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The “I Want to Touch a Dog” event created a virtual storm on social media. Syed Azmi received more than 3,000 messages on his phone after the event, many of them threatening. But many Malaysians come out in favor of the event, posting positive comments on social media and news outlets.

A prominent human rights activist and daughter of a former prime minister in Malaysia, Marina Mahathir decried the “ignorance” of those who have instigated the hate campaign against Syed Azmi. “I didn’t realize that kindness is now considered despicable, but then the world has turned upside down,” Mahathir wrote in The Star.

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“Never mind that the intention of those who attended was to learn about one of God’s own creatures and how to treat them kindly.”

Islamic authorities viewed the event as an insult to Islam and its clerics. “Don’t try to create a culture that is opposite to Islam,” Muslim leader Nooh Gadut was quoted as saying.

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14-year-old Turkish Muslim boy accused of plotting to bomb a train station in Austria

The Austrian state prosecutor’s office says a 14-year-old Muslim boy has been arrested on suspicion of planning to place a bomb in a busy Viennese train station and could be charged with belonging to a terrorist organization.

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CTV News  A spokeswoman of the state prosecutor’s office, Michaela Obenaus, on Wednesday identified the suspect only as an Austrian citizen with Turkish roots who has lived for eight years in Austria.

Obenaus said the juvenile told police that he wants to fight on the side of Islamic extremists, had researched building a bomb on the internet and had mentioned Vienna’s downtown Westbahnhof rail station as a possible target.

 

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Most Germans now consider the spread of Islamization as the greatest threat to Germany

imagesIn December of 2013, two new studies, one funded by the German government, found that the majority of Muslims believe that Islamic Sharia law should take precedence over the secular constitutions and laws of their European host countries.

What follows are some of the most important stories about the rise of Islam in Germany during 2013:

Young German patriots have joined the French ‘Generation Identity’ movement against Islamization and Multiculturalism

Young German patriots have joined the French ‘Generation Identity’ movement against Islamization and Multiculturalism

Gatestone Institute  In January, the Turkish-run Kuba Camii Mosque in Eschweiler, a city situated along the German-Belgian-Dutch border and about 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of Cologne, for the first time began publicly calling Muslims to prayer. The Turkish imam of the Kuba Camii Mosque, Bahri Ciftci, declared his hopes that “the public prayer call will be a symbol of a tolerant, intercultural and interreligious common coexistence.”

The mosque is one of a growing number of Islamic institutions in Germany publicly calling the Muslim faithful to prayer—five times a day, seven days a week—with cries of Allahu Akbar! The eardrum-shattering prayer calls can be heard from great distances when amplified through electric loudspeakers. Critics say some German towns and cities are beginning to evoke the sounds and images of the Islamic Middle East.

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On January 14, the City-State of Bremen signed a so-called state treaty with city’s 40,000-strong Muslim community. The agreement guarantees the protection of Muslim community properties, the approval of the construction of mosques with minarets and domes, the allotment of land for Muslim cemeteries, the supplying of halal food at prisons and hospitals, the recognition of three Muslim holidays, Muslim representation in state institutions and several other rights and privileges. Critics say the agreements do little to encourage Muslim integration into German society and instead will boost the growing influence of Islam in the country by encouraging the perpetuation of a Muslim parallel society.

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Also in January, a court in Berlin convicted two Islamists of being members of al-Qaeda and sentenced them to a combined 15 years in prison.  At the time of their arrest, police uncovered a treasure trove of intelligence, including more than 100 al-Qaeda planning documents that described some of the terror group’s most audacious plots and a road map for future operations. Future plots include the seizing of cruise ships and carrying out other large-scale terrorist attacks in Europe.

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Citing a classified government report, the daily Bild said on January 29 that more than 100 German Islamists are believed to have received paramilitary training at terrorist training camps abroad, and that half of that group had already returned to Germany. The classified report said the militants included many German converts to radical Islam who have received training from al-Qaeda on how to plan attacks as “autonomous cells” in Germany.

Anti-Islamization float in German carnival parade

Anti-Islamization float in German carnival parade

From Berlin to Dortmund to Mönchengladbach, the proliferation of mosques housed in former churches reflects the rise of Islam as the fastest growing religion in post-Christian Germany. A German-born Islamic jihadist calling himself Abu Azzam the German” threatened to attack Berlin and kill German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “We want to see Obama and Merkel dead!” he sings. “Our troops are already there [in Germany], what joy. You’ll bleed, your heads will roll! … Oh Allah, give the German people what they deserve!”

Christian church surrounded by six minarets (Muslim prayer towers) with the caption: "I think the church in Germany has integrated itself very well.

Christian church surrounded by six minarets (Muslim prayer towers) with the caption: “I think the church in Germany has integrated itself very well.

Meanwhile, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich that Berlin was guilty of “a human rights violation” for insisting that Turkish immigrants who want to live in Germany must integrate and learn the German language.

In March, Germany banned three Salafist Muslim groups the Interior Ministry said wanted to overturn democracy and install a system based on Islamic Sharia law.

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DECLARATION OF WAR? Israel shuts down the al-Aqsa mosque

What a great opportunity to destroy this monstrosity once and for all and build the Third Temple.

RT  The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem has been closed to all worshipers for the first time since 1967. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called the closure a ‘declaration of war.’ Both Jewish and Muslim worshipers will be prohibited from visiting the site “until further notice,” Israel’s public security minister said. Following the announcement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered “a significant hike” in the number of police forces patrolling Jerusalem, Naharnet daily reports.

The closure of Al-Aqsa, Islam’s third holiest site, followed the shooting of a right-wing Jewish activist, Yehuda Glick, on Wednesday. Glick had advocated for greater Jewish access to the Temple Mount UPDATE: Jerusalem Arab Killed in Police Shootout, Suspect in Glick Assassination Attempt

Palestinian authorities quickly responded to the move, saying it was a “dangerous and blatant challenge”that would lead to more tension and instability in an already volatile situation. This dangerous Israeli escalation is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people and its sacred places and on the Arab and Islamic nation,” Abbas’ spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina quoted him as saying.

SHOCKER NOT: Barack Hussein Obama sides with Palestinians, demands Israel re-open the mosque, calls for restraint: US demands Israel re-open Temple Mount

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WISCONSIN ‘dhimmi’ politician apologizes for telling the truth about Muslim Student Association

A Green Bay alderman has apologized to a Muslim woman for responding to her inquiry about public bus service with questions about her political beliefs and whether she condemns Islamic terrorism because of her affiliation with a Muslim Brotherhood front group, the Muslim Student Association.

MSA (Muslim Student Association) i part of the radical Muslim Brotherhood Network in North America

MSA (Muslim Student Association) is part of the Islamic terrorism-promoting political group, Muslim  Brotherhood Network of North America

Green Bay Press Gazette  Alderman Chris Wery directed his questions to Heba Mohammad after the recent University of Wisconsin-Green Bay graduate asked the alderman in an email why city bus service is not free on Election Day. Wery agreed to check into the bus service question, but then he asked Mohammad about her involvement in starting a Muslim Student Association group at UW-Green Bay.

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The MSA is a fifty-year-old Muslim Brotherhood affiliate with chapters on many hundreds of college campuses (check out this report on the MSA from Steven Emerson’s Investigative Project on Terrorism). The Brotherhood, as I’m sure all FrontPage Mag readers know, is devoted to the elimination of Western civilization. They don’t officially exist in the United States, but of course they have operated here for many decades in the guise of powerful, well-funded legacy groups, the most prominent of which were intimately involved in the MSA.  READ MORE

“I just want to be assured that your group in no way promotes or defends militant Islamic ideology,” Wery wrote, asking if Mohammad and the association condemn “terrorist groups such as Hamas.” (But they do)

In an interview, Wery said he attended UWGB and he recognized Mohammad’s name as founder of the Muslim Student Association from a campus publication that he receives. He said Muslim college groups elsewhere in the United States have espoused anti-American sentiments, and he added that he took the opportunity to ask Mohammad about the UW-Green Bay group.

Mohammad refused to answer Wery’s questions and then posted the exchange on Facebook, prompting many users of the social media site to accuse the alderman of bigotry and profiling.

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Mohammad, 22, who graduated from UW-Green Bay earlier this year, said she was surprised to hear an elected official engage in what she considered profiling based on her religious background. She believes he developed an “instant suspicion” because of her name. “That’s kind of hurtful, to be honest,” she told Press-Gazette Media.

Wery, a veteran City Council member who once ran for mayor, said he recognized that his remarks were inappropriate and poorly timed. He said he should not have raised his questions while helping a resident get information about public bus service. “I phrased it wrong. It was the wrong setting,” he told Press-Gazette Media. “And I apologized for that.” (BIG mistake)

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US Marine still under fire for objecting to his daughter’s public school forcing her to learn about Islam in class

a3b78a8a6d530486118a1e68c_XLvi-viA high school world history course featuring the study of the pillars of Islam had a Marine up in arms – reason being was that his daughter was given a 3 page assignment about that among other Muslim beliefs. Kevin Wood brought the matter to the attention of officials at Maryland’s La Plata High School asking that his daughter be excused from that assignment, saying, in effect, that since Christianity or Judaism isn’t taught, is it right that “…we can force-feed our kids Islam (the religion of hatred).” 

VOTE IN THE POLL that asks if the 5 pillars of Islam should be taught in school at this link: NJ1015

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In protesting the assignment, he first spoke to an administrative assistant and eventually got to speak to vice principal Shannon Morris.

School district spokeswoman, Katie O’Malley-Simpson, said Wood threatened to cause problems at the school during his conversation with Morris. O’Malley-Simpson provided no specific information about any threats the former Marine made. Wood denies having made any threats. He stands by his claim that he does not believe in Islam and that he wanted his daughter removed from class while the others study the religion.

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“I told her straight up ‘you could take that Muslim-loving piece of paper and shove it up your white ass,’ Wood said, according to the local newspaper. He feels that no taxpayer money should be spent on teaching Islam in a public school when Christianity is given short shrift or no shrift at all. In any event, for not completing her assignment, his daughter will be receiving a zero in the assignments.

The school district spokesperson added that Islam is studied as part of the history of the Middle East, just as the influence of Christianity is studied in connection with the Renaissance and Reformation – and Hinduism and Buddhism are also studied during units on South Asia and East Asia.

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Here’s the deal: You really can’t have one without the other. In order to study the culture of a society in a world history class, you need to study its religion and its beliefs. 

It’s not proselytizing.  It’s merely teaching about the influence a religion has had over the culture of a given region. (Below is what they are teaching our students about Islam in American public schools)

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Either that, or have no mention of any religion at all in World History. 

However I have to wonder if this is going to be one of those districts that will be banning Christmas carols that mention Jesus? It would be a little ironic – no?

Shannon Morris

Phone: (301) 934-1100
La Plata High School
La Plata, Maryland
6035 Radio Station Rd, La Plata, MD

Email address for Shannon Morris: smmorris@ccboe.com
Email address for the school principal Evelyn Arnold: earnold@ccboe.com

Alternate phone number for the school: (301) 753-1754

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AUSTRALIAN Foreign Minister says, “Australians have the right to be shocked and outraged over chilling video of Muslim child jihadists-in-training being radicalized in Australia

A Muslim youth group is under investigation after a disturbing video of children as young as six calling for violence against non-Muslims and an end to Australian democracy was unearthed by 7News.

Video reveals shocking radicalisation of Australian Muslim children

Video reveals shocking radicalization of Muslim children in Australia

AU NEWS (h/t Marina)  In the video, children as young as six years old call for violent action against non-Muslims and to reject Australia and its values.

A key concern is that the boys are being radicalized to carry out violent attacks like 17-year-old school student Abdullah Elmir, the new poster boy for ISIS in Iraq.

Abdullah Elmir, 17, is the Australian-accented young Muslim who appeared in the latest ISIS video threatening Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Australia.

Abdullah Elmir, 17, is the Australian-accented young Muslim who appeared in the latest ISIS video threatening Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Australia.

Speaking to Seven’s Sunrise Foreign Minister Julie Bishop condemned the footage. “It’s an ideology that preaches hatred against the country in which they live,” Ms Bishop said.

She also said that the Federal Government will work to push through new terror legislation as early as today. “Until that passing through the parliament.. we don’t have an offence for the promotion of terrorism,” the Foreign Minister said.

A terror risk expert says it’s brainwashing, aimed at creating violent extremists. The video shows four Australian children, aged six to 13, calling for an end to our way of life.

“These are disturbing and shocking images and they do raise concerns about the welfare of the four young boys who are identified in the video,” Family and Community Services Minister Gabrielle Upton said. A group calling itself The Muslim Youth Project runs regular events for young children.

In the video of the event held on September 21 in 2013 in Lakemba, young boys rally under the banner “Soldiers of Khilafa” with a six-year-old proclaiming: “You’re never too young to be a Soldier for Khilafa.”

A chilling new video unearthed by 7News reveals young children calling an end to Australian democracy, for American President Barack Obama to ‘go to hell’ and for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to be beheaded.

A chilling new video unearthed by 7News reveals young children calling an end to Australian democracy, for American President Barack Obama to ‘go to hell’ and for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to be beheaded.

The children promise to die fighting to end democracy in Australia, replacing it with a Caliphate ruled by Islamic Sharia law. They also call for American President Barack Obama to ‘go to hell’, for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to be beheaded and for an end to Western ideals.

“I think it’s ugly, I think it’s sickening, and I think it’s absolutely disturbing,” Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said. “It’s one thing for these peddlers of vicious hate to do that themselves, which is appalling enough, but to recruit children into such a sickening display I think appalls all Australians of all religions, rightly.”

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The man leading the chant is Bilal Merhi, a senior figure in the radical group Hizb ut Tahrir. He was recently in Indonesia delivering a sermon to 200,000 people. “Yes my brothers, we will change the world to suit Islam… The Muslims living in Australia are also engaging in this struggle,” he said in a video of the sermon.

After the 2012 riot in the streets of Sydney, Merhi lead the call for Muslims to hit back with force, saying: “Those who mock you, ridicule, insult you, they will not hear our response, they will see our response.” His involvement with this national Muslim Youth group has jolted governments into action.

The group’s Facebook page proclaims democracy stands for death, corruption and slavery and to avoid non-muslims at Christmas and Easter. It has prompted the Government to take action.

“I’ve instructed my department to work very closely with the police to get to the bottom of the facts, because what we see is the welfare of these young boys being put at risk,” Minister Upton said.

Among those who registered their attendance were at least four senior members of Hizb ut Tahrir and Sheikh Haron, who is currently on bail charged with 40 counts of indecent and sexual assault.

“Ultimately you get the situation where you have young people cross the line and carry out violent activities, as has happened in Ottawa in recent days, as happened in Melbourne with the attack on the two police officers, [and] as happened with drummer Rigby in the United Kingdom,” security expert Neil Fergus said.

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YES! CAIR is livid over UC Berkeley decision to override student group’s demand that Bill Maher be dropped as a speaker because of his anti-Islam views

mahersignThe University of California at Berkeley, in a show of support for the first amendment right of free speech, has shown fortitude in its refusal to cave to strong-arm pressure from Muslim student groups, by reversing a decision to disinvite Bill Maher as commencement ceremony speaker in December.

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CAIR-- The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas-linked CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) tonight expressed disappointment at the decision of the UC Berkeley administration to override the rescission of an invitation to Bill Maher by the student group that selects speakers for the university’s commencement ceremonies.

The original invitation to Maher had sparked controversy and calls for him to be dropped as a speaker because of his history of anti-Islam comments.

“We are disappointed by the university’s decision to disrespect students by casting aside the long-standing process for selecting commencement speakers and instead imposing its own will,” said CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo. “While Mr. Maher has the right to speak whenever and wherever he likes, he does not have the right to have his hate-filled views honored and tacitly endorsed by a prestigious university.”

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UC Berkeley statement on commencement speaker

For many years it has been the responsibility of UC Berkeley undergraduates, through a committee known as the “Californians,” to select speakers for the university’s commencement ceremonies. In August the “Californians” chose Bill Maher as the speaker for the December commencement ceremony. However, last night the “Californians” reconvened without administration participation and came to a decision that the invitation should be rescinded.

The UC Berkeley administration cannot and will not accept this decision, which appears to have been based solely on Mr. Maher’s opinions and beliefs, which he conveyed through constitutionally protected speech. For that reason Chancellor Dirks has decided that the invitation will stand, and he looks forward to welcoming Mr. Maher to the Berkeley campus. It should be noted that this decision does not constitute an endorsement of any of Mr. Maher’s prior statements: indeed, the administration’s position on Mr. Maher’s opinions and perspectives is irrelevant in this context, since we fully respect and support his right to express them. More broadly, this university has not in the past and will not in the future shy away from hosting speakers who some deem provocative.

A recent interview on MSNBC about this issue:

 

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