Is ISIS behind the recent wave of Islamic terrorist attacks in Russia?

A close examination of the evolution of the violence in Russia indicates that Islamic terrorists and followers of Al-Qaeda have increasingly sought to co-opt the Chechen Muslim separatist movement as their own.”

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CFR  The Chechens are a largely Muslim ethnic group that has lived for centuries in the mountainous North Caucasus region. For the past two hundred years, Chechens have resisted Russian rule. During World War II, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin accused the Chechens of cooperating with the Nazis and forcibly deported the entire population to Kazakhstan and Siberia. Tens of thousands of Chechens died, and the survivors were allowed to return home only after Stalin’s death. 

After the fall of the Soviet Union, Chechen separatists launched unsuccessful, campaigns for an independent Islamic state, which resulted in two devastating wars and an ongoing insurgency in Russia’s republic of Chechnya. Violence in the North Caucasus has escalated since the ’90’s. Chechnya’s long and violent guerrilla war has attracted a small number of Islamist militants from outside of Chechnya–some of whom are Arab fighters with possible links to al-Qaeda. 

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Zacarias Moussaoui, who was convicted for his involvement in the September 11 attacks, was reported by the Wall Street Journal to be formerly “a recruiter for al-Qaeda-backed rebels in Chechnya.” Chechen militants reportedly fought alongside al-Qaeda and Taliban forces against the U.S.-backed Northern Alliance in late 2001. The Taliban regime in Afghanistan was one of the only governments to recognize Chechen independence.

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The most notorious and devastating attack came in September 2004, when Basayev ordered an attack on a school in Beslan, a town in North Ossetia. More than three hundred people died in the three-day siege, most of them children. Since then, violence has generally targeted individual officials and government offices rather than large groups of civilians. Experts say there are several ties between the al-Qaeda network and Chechen groups. Attacks include:

  • An August 1999 bombing of a shopping arcade and a September 1999 bombing of an apartment building in Moscow that killed sixty-four people.
  • Two bombings in September 1999 in the Russian republic of Dagestan and southern Russian city of Volgodonsk. Controversy still surrounds whether these attacks were conclusively linked to Chechens.
  • A bomb blast that killed at least forty-one people, including seventeen children, during a military parade in the southwestern town of Kaspiisk in May 2002. Russia blamed the attack on Chechen terrorists.
  • The October 2002 seizure of Moscow’s Dubrovka Theater, where approximately seven hundred people were attending a performance. Russian Special Forces launched a rescue operation, but the opium-derived gas they used to disable the hostage-takers killed more than 120 hostages, as well as many of the terrorists. Basayev took responsibility for organizing the attack, and three Chechen-affiliated groups are thought to have been involved.
  • A December 2002 dual suicide bombing that attacked the headquarters of Chechnya’s Russian-backed government in Grozny. Russian officials claim that international terrorists helped local Chechens mount the assault, which killed eighty-three people.
  • A three-day attack on Ingushetia in June 2004, which killed almost one hundred people and injured another 120.
  • Street fighting in October 2005 that killed at least eighty-five people. The fighting was in the south Russian city of Nalchik after Chechen rebels assaulted government buildings, telecommunications facilities, and the airport.
  • An attack on the Nevsky Express, used by members of the business and political elite, in November 2009 killed twenty-seven people.
  • In March 2010, two female suicide bombers detonated bombs in a Moscow metro station located near the headquarters of the security services, killing thirty-nine people. Islamist Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov claimed responsibility for the bombing; he had also claimed responsibility for the derailment of the Nevsky Express.
  • Two days after the metro station bombing in March 2010, two bombs exploded in the town of Kizlyar, in Russia’s North Caucasus, killing at least twelve people.

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ISIS jihadists come face-to-face with a few American troops in Iraq and get decimated!

American troops in Iraq had their first actual battle with ISIS troops, after the Islamic militants tried to overrun a base, an encounter that left the ISIS troops decimated and in retreat.

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Inquisitr  The attack took place near the Ein al-Asad base, which includes close to 100 U.S. military advisers. The U.S. troops, armed with “light and medium weapons,” and were able to inflict casualties against the ISIS fighters, forcing them to retreat, Shafaq News reported. The American troops were also aided by fighter jets, which directed air strikes against the ISIS troops that “silenced their heavy sources of fire.”

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“US forces intervened because of ISIS started to come near the base, which they are stationed in so out of self-defense,” said Sheikh Mahmud Nimrawi, a prominent tribal leader.

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The incident was the first time that American troops clashed with ISIS forces on the ground in Iraq. For several weeks, the United States has led a series of air strikes against ISIS positions in Iraq and Syria, ones aimed at crippling the militant group’s ability to move about the country and coordinate attacks.

ISIS has responded by calling on members to strike out against American interests in the United States and Canada, and also executing Western hostages. Rebels are now reportedly trying to sell the body of American journalist James Foley for a reported $1 million.

The U.S. forces attacked by ISIS in Iraq were part of a small group that remained in the country to offer support and training to tribal fighters.

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BUH BYE, ISIS

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Once again, FBI statistics discredit CAIR’s claims of rampant anti-Muslim hate crimes in America

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CAIR and other radical Islamist groups thrive on convincing Muslims that they are under constant assault from roving bigots and an oppressive state. For CAIR, which was recently designated a terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates, playing the “Islamophobia card” is a weapon to be used to enhance their own prestige and pursue their political agenda. It is certainly not born out by facts.

Clarion Project  The FBI’s newly released hate crime statistics for 2013 shows that, as in previous years, most hate crimes in America were not religiously motivated. Moreover, in hate crimes that were religiously motivated, Muslims suffered the least amount of hate crimes of all religions.

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One significant point these statistics speak to is that the narrative continually reinforced by Islamist organizations in America like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)  that Muslims – and hence, by proxy, Islam — are under constant attack is false.

Despite Islamic attacks on American soil – from 9/11 to Fort Hood to the Boston bombing – the statistics show that (unfortunately) Islamophobia” has not become a part of American culture.

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The groups that suffered the most hate crimes, in order, were  blacks (1,856 incidences), gay men (750), whites (653), Jews (625), Hispanics (331), people of other ethnicities (324), LGBTs in general (277) and lesbians (160).

Asians and Muslims each suffered 135 incidences of hate crimes, accounting for 2.3 percent of all hate crimes.

Ever the perpetual victims, Muslims have their own Islamophobia help line in the UK

Ever the perpetual self-proclaimed victims, Muslims have their own ‘Islamophobia’ hotline in the UK

Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, a former member of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood front, recalls being at a group meeting in the early 1990s where the idea was proposed to use “Islamophobia” as a political weapon. Of the use of the word, Muhammad later said, “This loathsome term is nothing more than a thought-terminating cliche conceived in the bowels of Muslim think tanks for the purpose of beating down critics.”

The FBI’s data shows the truth of this tactic. Of the 5, 928 hate crimes reported in 2013, only 17.4 percent were religiously motivated.

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Of the 1,223 victims of anti-religious hate crimes:

  • 60.3 percent were victims of crimes motivated by their offenders’ anti-Jewish bias.

  • 13.7 percent were victims of anti-Islamic (Muslim) bias.

  • 6.1 percent were victims of anti-Catholic bias.

  • 4.3 percent were victims of bias against groups of individuals of varying religions (anti-multiple religions, group).

  • 3.8 percent were victims of anti-Protestant bias.

  • 0.6 percent were victims of anti-Atheist/Agnostic bias.

  • 11.2 percent were victims of bias against other religions (anti-other religion). (Based on Table 1.)

Although five more hate crimes against Muslims were recorded in 2012 (for a total of 140 incidences) than in 2013, this year’s numbers were lower than the average number of hate crimes committed against Muslims between the years of 2002 to 2011, which numbered 139 per year.

Jews suffered the highest percentage of religiously motivated hate crimes, accounting for 60.6 percent of the total number of religiously motivated hate crimes. Muslims suffered the lowest at 13.1 percent of those crimes.

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Calculating the numbers as a percentage of population, Jews suffered the greatest amount of hate crimes at 9.6 hate crimes per 100,000 Jews; Muslims suffered the least amount at 4.6 anti-Islamic incidents per 100,000 Muslims).

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‘CALIPHORNIA’ parents demand Manhattan Beach public school district stop indoctrinating students with religious propaganda about Islam

A group of protesters asked the Manhattan Beach Unified School District to review how it teaches Islam at the school board’s meeting. A couple stood outside the  entrance with signs that said “Stop teaching Islam,” and “No Islam en la esquela.” As people entered, they handed out pamphlets that said:

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Easy Reader News  During the meeting, 11 individuals explained how they thought the school board should change or eliminate its teaching of Islam. “Mein Kampf reads like a love story compared to the Quran,” said Steve Amundson. “I propose Islam be removed from the curriculum. It’s more akin to Nazism than a religion.”

“This is the homework that set us off,” said Judy Diethelm as she held up the worksheet. “He had to write down ‘Allah is the one true God.’ The curriculum being presented is indoctrination, and we are opposed to this.”

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The boy’s father, Keith Johnson, said that they had asked the school’s principal to remove the textbook, Medieval and Early Modern Times. “We are not anti-Islam, but pro-equality,” he said.

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Later, Gary Aven of Redondo Beach asked where the principal, John Jackson, was. “He’s right here,” said a man, indicating the man next to him. “Why didn’t you respond to that parent?” he asked, pointing at Jackson. “Oh, I did,” said Jackson before Bill Fournell, the newly elected president of the school board, interrupted. “Sir, this isn’t an inquisition,” he said to giggles from a group of high school students.

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Once public comment ended, Superintendent Michael Matthews said that the textbook and curriculum were “specifically prescribed” by the state, and that he supported that mandate.

“Scrutiny can be a great thing,” said Matthews. “I’m proud to be a place where people can come to us to speak their mind. But in terms of banning a certain part of the curriculum that people don’t agree with, I’m not going to go along with that.”

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He invited the protesters to give their feedback to the state. After the meeting, Jackson and a couple of others discussed how they would exit the building. When asked if other parents had contacted him about the Islam issue, he said no. “Outside the board meetings, they’re the only ones,” he said.

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In the hallway outside the meeting, Diethelm said that she wasn’t surprised by the school board’s reaction and that she planned to take the issue to the state and possibly, to court. She said she was working with attorney Bill Becker, who was fighting the same issue in Tennessee. “We’re disappointed but we expected it,” she said. “We were warned.”

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Mira Costa High School senior Dana Sternthal, who went to Manhattan Beach Middle School, attended the meeting for her school newspaper. She gave her thoughts in the parking lot after the meeting.

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“As a person who went through the curriculum, I didn’t feel like I was being indoctrinated,” she said. “We learned what Muslim people believe. They always gave the disclaimer that they were not trying to convert you.”

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She said that she thought that the fact that so many of the protesters were from outside of the school district showed that it was “not an issue a lot of people in the district see.” 

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Her fellow newspaper staffer, junior Diego Marcucci, didn’t attend Manhattan Beach Middle School but attended the meeting. He took issue with a couple of protesters’ focus on a source that said that the Muslim prophet Mohammed married a six-year-old girl. “That has nothing to do with the tenets of Islam,” he said. “They’re trying to villainize Islam.”

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EXCELLENT: Egyptian American in Egyptian jail on terrorism charges who has been on a hunger strike for 324 days is finally on death’s door

He was pretty fat to start with, which is why it’s taking him so long to die. Kudos to the Egyptians for not caving to pressure from the US government to release this Muslim Brotherhood terrorist thug.

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Mohamed Soltan, after he had been on hunger strike for 250+ days. He cannot stand and bleeds from mouth & nose

Ahram  Egyptian-American hunger striker Mohamed Soltan has been transferred to Qasr Al-Aini hospital from jail due to his deteriorating health over the past ten days, reported his family on Tuesday.  

Soltan’s family reported that the health of 27-year-old deteriorated badly in the past ten days after he rejected medication and treatment in the prison hospital due to the prison authorities’ decision to transfer his father, Muslim Brotherhood Sheikh Salah Soltan, from Tora prison to the high security El-Akrab prison.  His family also reported that Mohamed Soltan was protesting what he described as mistreatment by the prison administration. 

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Freedom for the Brave — a grassroots movement organising for the release of Egyptian political detainees — reported on its official Facebook page that he had returned to the prison hospital after a short time in Kasr Al-Aini hospital.  Soltan has been on a hunger strike for 324 days demanding his release.

Mohamed Soltan is currently detained pending a trial with other 50 others, including Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and his father,  Salah Soltan, on chargers of setting up an operations room after the violent dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya protest camp in Cairo in August 2013.

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MINNESOTASTAN: More anti-Islam vandalism at Islamic Center in St. Cloud is scaring Somali Muslims…

Unfortunately, it’s not scaring them enough to get them to go back to Somalia. They breed like rabbits and Obama is importing them by the thousands.

SC Times  An Islamic faith terrorist training center in St. Cloud was damaged again this week, and its leaders are voicing fears about its members’ safety. The Central Minnesota Islamic Center in the 300 block of Fourth Avenue South reported a broken window shortly after 7:30 p.m. Monday.

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Two people were inside when it happened, center spokesman Mohamoud Mohamed told the Times. He said they were on the other side of the building and weren’t injured.

This is the fourth incident of damage at the Islamic center in the past month, Mohamed said. He said this one was particularly concerning, because it appeared that someone used something heavy to break the window.  “Every corner of our facility has now been attacked,” he said. “It is very sad to see that happening in this century, especially during this season.” (THIS season – you mean Christmas – the season you Muslims keep crapping all over?)

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St. Cloud police previously had asked for the public’s help in investigating reports of damage at local Islamic centers, including broken windshields on vehicles parked outside. Mohamed asked for the public’s help in reporting any suspicious activity they might have seen in the area. (Don’t hold your breath)

St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson said investigators don’t have any solid proof that the incidents are connected, but he doesn’t believe it’s a coincidence. His department has increased its presence in the area with special details in recent weeks, he said. (That’s right, waste more of the taxpayers’ money on protecting the people who keep trying to kill us)

Mohamed said it feels like the center is “under siege.” (Good) “The women and children are scared now to come in here,” he said. (Even better)  “It is costing us a lot of money and destroying the beauty of our shrine.” (Best of all. GO HOME)

The "go home" graffiti follows several other recent incidents that appeared to target Muslims in St. Cloud

The “go home” graffiti follows several other recent incidents that target Somali Muslims in St. Cloud

Through an interpreter, Imam Muhumed Ahmed asked people to get to know the center’s members before forming opinions. (Through an interpreter? You live in America and can’t even speak English, yet expect people to get to know you?)

“We want to appeal to those who are doing these things to come sit with us and talk with us and learn about our culture,” he said. “Then they can judge us.” (They’ve already judged you and your filthy culture)

Somali Muslims are  spreading like the plague in St. Cloud.

More on the SOMALI MUSLIM PROBLEM

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HAPPY HANUKKAH!

happy-hanukkah-candle-lightSome of the world’s most popular Christmas songs, including ‘White Christmas’ by Irving Berlin, were written by Jews, so it’s only fitting that the Senior Senator from Utah, Orrin Hatch, a MORMON, would write what has become the all-time best Hanukkah song ever. Enjoy!

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IRAN says it requested the extradition of the Muslim terrorist gunman behind the Sydney hostage siege 14 years ago, but Australia refused.

In new developments the head of Iran’s police, Gen Ismail Ahmadi Moghaddam,told BBC reporters that Man Haron Monis, a welfare parasite in Australia, was wanted in Iran for fraud in 1996 but that he fled to Australia. “Since we did not have an agreement on the extradition of criminals with Australia, the Australian police refused to extradite him,” he said.

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NEWS AU (h/t Eric M)  Monis arrived in Australia as a refugee from Iran in 1996, and apparently alarm bells were ringing about his dangerous past even before he reached out shores. According to Fars News International, Iran’s government news agency, he had stolen $US200,000 from people applying for travel visas when he was working in a local travel agency, and used that money to flee to Australia. News Corp Australia today reports the Iranian State Department warned Australia about Monis before he arrived in the country almost 20 years ago.

“The psychological condition of the person who took refuse in Australia two decades ago has been discussed several times with the Australian officials,” a spokeswoman for the Iranian foreign ministry said. Australia had denied an attempt extradite Monis to Iran when he had been indicted for fraud in 1996.

When asked to confirm the claim in a press conference this afternoon, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he would not confirm it but not deny it either. Mr Abbott did confirm that Man Haron Monis held a gun license and that he had been on welfare.

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These latest revelations the latest in a stream of questions being asked by the community and its leaders in the wake of the horrifying Sydney siege that killed two innocent people and injured dozens of others. As the public learns more and more about the violent history of Man Haron Monis, the demand for answers strengthens.

The self-styled ‘sheik’ a dole recipient, became known to ASIO and other intelligence agencies in the late 2000s. His “extremist behaviour” and long criminal history, made him suspicious to intelligence agencies.

One example of Monis’ behaviour, when he sent offensive letters to the families of dead Australian soldiers in 2010, brought him into the national spotlight. But it was activities separate to this that gained the attention of ASIO, the AFP and the Department of Immigration.

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Monis was known to counterterrorism agencies. He was on a national watch list but had “dropped off”, the Prime Minister admitted this morning. Since the terror alert was heightened in September in response to threats from Islamic State, the government has been more closely monitoring the activity of those on national watch lists, but NSW Attorney-General Brad Hazzard admitted yesterday one fatal mistake had been made by overlooking this man.

Speaking on ABC radio this morning, Mr Abbott said the threshold for an individual to make the watchlist was, “in a nutshell”, someone who “is regarded as at risk of doing violence against innocent people”. Even though Mr Monis had a known “infatuation with extremism” and had publicly declared his support of IS on his website just last month, he somehow didn’t make the cut.

Monis entered the Lindt cafe in the centre of Sydney’s CBD armed with a shotgun just months after a Sydney magistrate decided the case to detain him after he had been accused of assisting in the murder of his former partner was “weak”. The 50-year-old was facing charges of being an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife, stabbed and set alight allegedly by Monis’ new girlfriend.

Sydney jihadi’s neighbors: he prayed loudly to Allah and threw garbage into their yard

Sydney jihadi’s neighbors: he prayed loudly to Allah and threw garbage into their yard

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ISIS reported to be using bombs containing live SCORPIONS as its latest terror weapon in Iraq

Canisters of the creatures are being blasted into villages. A British military expert said: “It’s madness. ISIS jihadists have improvised devices to launch them.”

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UK Mirror  “They promote the fact that they are doing it and it creates panic. “Scorpions are robust – even if they are launched a couple of miles, when the canister breaks thousands are flung out and start crawling all around. “Some scorpions are very poisonous but the main thing is creating fear.”

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, ex-head of chemical and biological weapons for the Army and Nato, said the 2ft bombs were not causing mass casualties but had a massive “psychological impact”. Mr de Bretton-Gordon – of Avon Protection Systems – returned from Baghdad last week, where he was advising security forces.

Senior Iraqi officials reported the beasts were being used to target civilian areas in the north of the country. The weapon harks back to the scorpions stuffed into pots and launched by Iraqis thousands of years ago – in 198 AD. They were defending themselves against the Roman invasion.

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Taliban terrorist-led attack on Pakistan school leaves at least 141 dead, including 132 children

Taliban: “We Slaughtered 100+ Kids Because Their Parents Helped America.” Muslim Terrorists who attacked an army-run school in Peshawar claim it’s retaliation for U.S.-backed efforts to crush a group that’s helped protect al Qaeda.

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FOX News  The horrific attack in Peshawar, carried out by a relatively small number of militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban group, a Pakistani militant group trying to overthrow the government, also sent dozens of wounded flooding into local hospitals as terrified parents searched for their children.

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“My son was in uniform in the morning. He is in a casket now,” wailed one parent, Tahir Ali, as he came to the hospital to collect the body of his 14-year-old son Abdullah. “My son was my dream. My dream has been killed.”

Pakistani military spokesman Asim Bajwa told a news conference Tuesday that 132 of the dead were children and another nine were staff members. He said there were seven attackers, who all wore explosive vests.

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Outside the school, two loud booms were heard coming from the scene in the early afternoon, as Pakistani troops battled with the attackers. Armored personnel carriers were deployed around the school grounds.

The Pakistani military launched a widespread military operation in the North Waziristan tribal area in June, vowing that it would go after all militant groups that had been operating in the area. With the launch of the operation, security officials and civilians feared a backlash by militants targeted by the military but until Tuesday a widespread backlash had failed to materialize.

 

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Beheading of a young schoolgirl (WARNING: Graphic)

No information as to where this took place, but somewhere in Muslimland, a schoolgirl in uniform wearing flip flops and a backpack was beheaded with a large hoe, allegedly by her own father in an ‘honor killing’ for disgracing the family.

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Can anyone understand which language is being spoken here? It may give us a clue as to where this happened.

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