Thursday, September 18, 2014

BREAKING: Four Terrorists Captured on US Border on September 10 – Day Before 9-11 (Video)

BREAKING: Four Terrorists Captured on US Border on September 10 – Day Before 9-11 (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 8:37 PM

Congressman Jason Chaffetz broke this shocking news Wednesday that four known terrorists were apprehended at the US border in Texas on September 10 – the day before the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.
Chaffetz questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on whether he is “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists.”
Johnson dodged the question.
Tonight, Rep. Chaffetz told Megyn Kelly there were four terrorists arrested crossing the US border in Texas on September 10.
There were actually four individuals trying to cross through the Texas border, who were apprehended at two different stations, that do have ties to known terrorist organizations in the Middle East.
Via The Kelly File:

Breitbart has more on today’s exchange at the Homeland Security hearing:
During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing today focused on worldwide threats to America, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), asked DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson whether he is “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists” who have attempted to enter the U.S. illegally during his tenure as homeland security chief. Johnson was sworn in as the fourth DHS secretary on December 23, 2013.
Rep. Chaffetz, who serves on the homeland security panel’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, clarified that he was referring to whether known terrorists, suspected terrorists, or individuals with ties to terrorist organizations have been arrested trying to come into the country illegally.
“Sitting here right now, no specific case comes to mind,” responded Johnson. “That doesn’t mean there is none.”
For the record… Jeh Johnson was a top Obama campaign donor before he was appointed Secretary of Homeland Security.

Syria: Jihadists seize UN weapons and are driving UN vehicles


Are these the Syrian “rebels” that Obama intends to train and arm? This is one massive clusterf*&k.

syrian rebelsAn image grab taken from a video released by Ahrar al-Sham and uploaded to YouTube on September 12, 2014 allegedly shows opposition fighters advancing as they capture a Syrian government forces position in the village of Khan Arnabeh (AFP Photo/)
“Syrian rebels seize UN weapons in the Golan: ambassador,”  Yahoo News, September  16, 2014 (thanks to Ivarfeld)

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Syrian rebels linked to Al-Qaeda have seized UN weapons, uniforms and vehicles from peacekeepers in the Golan and set up a “safe zone” to wage attacks, the Syrian ambassador said Tuesday.
The United Nations on Monday was forced to pull back hundreds of peacekeepers to the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan after Syrian rebels advanced on their positions.
Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari said fighters from Al-Nusra “had succeeded in occupying all of the Syrian side” of the Golan, driving out the troops from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).
“The terrorists are now using United Nations cars, which hold the emblem of the United Nations forces in the Golan. They are using the uniform of the UNDOF, the weapons of UNDOF, the positions of UNDOR to shell on the Syrian army as well as on the civilians in villages,” Jaafari told reporters.
The UN Security Council is due to discuss the crisis on the Golan during a session on Wednesday after more than 40 Fijian UNDOF troops were held hostage for two weeks by Al-Nusra.
Jaafari accused Israel, Qatar and Jordan of being behind a “very big plot” to destabilize Syria by letting the Syrian rebels take control of part of the buffer to set up a “safe zone” from where it can wage attacks.

A new report by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon listed several clashes on the Golan since May, but said UNDOF must stay the course and continue to fulfill its mandate.
UNDOF monitors a 1974 ceasefire between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights.
Israel seized 1,200 square kilometers (460 square miles) of the Golan during the Six-Day War of 1967, then annexed it in 1981 in a move never recognized by the international community.
Some 510 square kilometers of the Golan remain on the Syrian side of the ceasefire line, with UNDOF overseeing a buffer zone stretching some 70 kilometers from Lebanon in the north to Jordan in the south.
Six countries contribute troops to the 1,200-strong UN force on the Golan: Fiji, India, Ireland, Nepal, the Netherlands and the Philippines.
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Al Qaeda linked-MUSLIM terrorist, Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh, pleads guilty in plot to bomb Canadian cities

Thanks to Bare Naked Islam for this,, I know alot of people in Ottawa!!


Al Qaeda linked-MUSLIM terrorist, Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh, pleads guilty in plot to bomb Canadian cities

Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh
Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh

Hiva Alizadeh, a 34-year-old living in Ottawa who trained in Afghanistan, was behind a plot that involved 56 detonation devices he’d built with instruction from Taliban-aligned fighters and smuggled into Canada. “If Allah wills, we will break their backs in their own country,” he was caught saying in Ottawa, on a wiretap, before his 2010 arrest.

Such evidence was kept secret until Wednesday, when Mr. Alizadeh – who had sworn an oath to al-Qaeda – entered a surprise guilty plea to terrorism charges in an Ottawa court. The plea got him a 24-year sentence and, for the first time, revealed the alarming details behind the case. More than 130 Canadians are feared to have joined terrorist causes abroad – with dozens flocking to Islamic State (IS), the notorious group in Syria and Iraq that is beheading its adversaries and urging its supporters to explode pipe bombs in North American cities.



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The Islamic State of Sexual Violence


The Islamic State of Sexual Violence

The jihadists' rape campaign in Iraq and Syria is not a women's issue. It is a terror tactic and a crime against humanity. So why won't anyone in Washington talk about it?

Of the many terrifying stories emerging from Islamic State-occupied Iraq and Syria, the violence directed toward women is perhaps the most difficult to contemplate.

The Islamic State's (IS) fighters are committing horrific sexual violence on a seemingly industrial scale: For example, the United Nations last month estimated that IS has forced some 1,500 women, teenage girls, and boys into sexual slavery. Amnesty International released a blistering document noting that IS abducts whole families in northern Iraq for sexual assault and worse. Even in the first few days following the fall of Mosul in June, women's rights activists reported multiple incidents of IS fighters going door to door, kidnapping and raping Mosul's women.

IS claims to be a religious organization, dedicated to re-establishing the caliphate and enforcing codes of modesty and behavior from the time of Muhammad and his followers. But this is rape, not religious conservatism. IS may dress up its sexual violence in religious justifications, saying its victims violated Islamic law, or were infidels, but their leaders are not fools. This is just another form of warfare.

Why isn't this crime against humanity getting more consistent attention in the West? It seems this society-destroying mass sexual violence is merely part of the laundry list for decrying IS behavior. Compare this to IS's recent spate of execution videos, and the industrial scale of the group's sexual assaults seems to fade into the background. Rarely do they seem to be the focal point of politicians' remarks, intelligence assessments, or justification for counterterrorism actions against the group.
In his Sept. 10 speech laying out his plan for fighting IS, President Obama devoted just eight words to the issue: "They enslave, rape, and force women into marriage."
In his Sept. 10 speech laying out his plan for fighting IS, President Obama devoted just eight words to the issue: "They enslave, rape, and force women into marriage." We both worked as CIA analysts focused on Iraq's insurgency and counterterrorism during much of the war. We lived and breathed the Iraq conflict for years, yet we don't recall reading internal or external intelligence products that exclusively focused upon the sexual violence that occurred in Iraq during that time, despite evidence that it was rampant as an instrument of war during the vicious sectarian reprisals of the mid-2000s.
Nor do we remember attempts to track this type of violence in the same way other types of attacks were tracked. We even asked some of our former and current CIA colleagues and they couldn't recall seeing anything specific either. While these memories are admittedly anecdotal, it suggests that there did not seem to be a particular focus on this topic. And that seems to be equally true right now.
What might account for this lack of attention to this type of violence relative to other types of violence?

First, many of these incidents go unreported, making it difficult for Iraqis, the U.S. government, or international organizations to actually track the violence. (This is not unique to sexual violence during conflict. Some 60 percent of sexual assaults go unreported in America, too.) Beyond the crime itself, there are vast social pressures and taboos placed on rape survivors, even more so in deeply conservative Middle Eastern societies. Sadly, this has resulted in multiple incidents in Iraq of the Islamic State's victims committing suicide.

There might also simply be a bias against covering rape and sexual assault, since they tend to be viewed by some as "women's issues" versus "mainstream" insurgent tactics. Issues pertaining to rape and sexual violence tend to be written about in reports focused on violence against women and children or focused on humanitarian implications of the conflict, rather than being tracked as yet another terrorist tactic.

Those covering war may be more inclined to cover airstrikes, beheadings, and market bombings because they are historically viewed as "hard" security issues, while threats to women and children tend to be viewed as "softer" humanitarian concerns. Case in point: The State Department's latest statement on this topic was written not by Secretary of State John Kerry, but by Catherine M. Russell, the ambassador-at-large for global women's issues.

Policymakers may ask fewer questions and request less information because sexual violence isn't typically considered a useful metric to determine how well the military or intelligence agencies are fighting an insurgency. However, in a world where "hearts and minds" matter, tactics that include sexual violence as a weapon of war should be considered part of these assessments -- and part of how the United States wages counterinsurgency. Sexual violence is an important metric for tracking and assessing intimidation and coercion. It also shows how well (or how poorly) a government maintains law and order.

Many policymakers and intelligence analysts have studied political science and war studies at top universities. That might also be part of the problem. Sexual violence is too often academically walled off in gender studies or feminism classes; it should be openly discussed alongside other aspects of war and conflict. Perhaps we were bad students, but neither of us recalls an emphasis on wartime sexual violence during our undergraduate or graduate-level political science and international relations classes. Sexual violence by terrorist organizations shouldn't be seen as a "women's issue" just because most victims are women. Rather, it should be studied in courses that focus on warfare, insurgency, and terrorism.

The Islamic State's campaign of sexual violence will have long-lasting, devastating impacts on the survivors and on Iraqi and Syrian society as a whole. Women must be politically and economically vested to ensure the stability of the country, and as long as many are being victimized in the most intimate way imaginable on a large scale, the future of Iraq seems dim.

At the very least, the United States and other countries should be publicly highlighting the brutal campaign of sexual violence in order to further discredit this organization among Iraqis and its foreign supporters. IS claims to be a group of holy warriors, crafting a new world order. But the rampant sexual criminality exposes its hypocrisy and extreme brutality. Fighting IS's jihadist narrative is critical to destroying its long-term viability. Its fighters' behavior toward women should be underscored at every opportunity. It gives the lie to the group's claim that they are pure of heart.
Policymakers must internalize that sexual violence is a brutal weapon of war, just as corrosive to creating a stable society as murder and ethnic cleansing. Decision-makers can begin this process in three ways: First, the United States should improve tracking and monitoring of these incidents in the same way it does with other types of violence occurring in Iraq and Syria. Second, sexual violence carried out by terrorist groups should be catalogued as "terrorist attacks" by these groups since it seems this is frequently overlooked in intelligence databases.

Finally, policymakers can sharpen their rhetoric, focusing speeches more on IS's brutality. Ultimately, the war of ideas is where IS must be defeated. We must highlight and call out this war crime at every turn, because the only group that benefits from ignoring this issue is the Islamic State.
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The danger of saying ISIS is not Islam

The danger of saying ISIS is not Islam

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So I’ve been thinking about this a lot and posted this morning on twitter about David Cameron’s comment (“they are monsters, not Muslims”). I’m very concerned by growing reprise that “Islamic State” (IS) is not Islam, that they are not Muslims. I can understand where it’s coming from but its a very dangerous form of political correctness. Clearly not all Muslims support IS, nor are all terrorists Muslim. But there is no doubt that IS say they are acting on behalf of Islam, they are Muslims and they want to establish an Islamic Caliphate. 

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If you detach their monstrous ideology from what we like to think of as Islam, then do you detach from the Muslim community responsibility for denouncing it? I have no problem if moderate Muslims — as some have done (albeit late in the day) — stand up and say that IS does not represent what they believe to be Islam. I similarly say that Naturei Karta, the “ultra-Orthodox” anti Zionist Jews — who by the way simply throw words, not stones, not swords and are nonviolent — do not represent Judaism in any form that I know.  But I want the moderates to stand up and say it.
More importantly, do you, by saying IS is not Islam, they’re not Muslims, detach from the Muslim community at large the responsibility for helping prevent radicalisation which we know full well goes on in certain mosques and on campuses? (It is astonishing how many campuses world wide have HUGE investment from Saudi and Qatar and huge investment in BDS, anti Israel, and radicalisation programmes.)

I am not blaming any particular Muslim community but just as I hung my head in shame when extremist Jews murdered that poor young man in Jerusalem after the death of the three Jewish teenagers, so the Muslim community worldwide must say, not that IS is an Israeli / CIA conspiracy (as Iran currently claiming) but that something is rotten within the Muslim world and it must be stopped.

There are Middle East and other Muslim societies, particularly Iran, bringing up their children on a relentless feast of hate — against Jews, against the US, against the West. There has also been dreadful oppression of Sunnis by Shias in Iraq, of Shias by Sunnis in Iraq (depends which year and who’s in charge) and all over the ME, Iran and Pakistan etc. IS, a radical Sunni movement, has grown out of those struggles and has been strongly funded by Qatar (they would claim not but even if not directly, certainly indirectly and they directly fund Hamas, another murderous Sunni regime). But we must wonder why so many well educated EU-born men AND women are flocking to take part in the barbaric IS regime. It is a shame for the whole of British society that some of the absolutely worst offenders (“Jihadi John”, the women in charge of the sex slaves) are British Muslims who have turned their backs on their homes and gone to Iraq. Some might just be hot headed young people looking for an ideology. But some have been indoctrinated and that must stop, now.

We need interfaith discussions; we need to avoid the vile rhetoric that appeared everywhere, instantly, over the Israel Gaza conflict. The rhetoric which painted the problems in black and white, condeming Israel without contemplating the impact, the propaganda and the lies that Hamas were feeding the West and that were so willingly believed (and spread by the media which apparently Jews control — if we do, we do it very badly!). We need to open our eyes to how the hate is poisoning the youth of our land.

We have to consider the anti-Semitism (and sorry that’s what it is) that led to the huge disparity (disproportion to use an emotive term) in the speed, ferocity and extent of the response to the Israel Gaza conflict compared with, for instance, how many months it took anyone to notice and even quietly protest that Assad was slaughtering hundreds and hundreds of civilians (nearly 300,000 dead in three years in the conflict, many many civilians including thousands of children but none of the emotive hour by hour accounts we had over Gaza); that IS was truly ethnically cleansing Mosul of Christians, was waging a genocide (still is) against the Yazidis, was systematically raping women and children as a punishment (there has never been a single case of rape by an IDF soldier — not something to celebrate but notable in modern warfare).

Why were so few people raging over these mass slaughters and war crimes and yet out on the streets in minutes over Israel defending itself against 100s of rockets raining down aimed at civilians.
My take was that it was fuelled fundamentally by anti-Semitism (the singling out of a particular state etc) but also importantly there is no sanction for criticising Israel (and Jews). However, Muslims don’t/won’t criticise Muslims and others are afraid of doing so. I realise that’s a generalisation and some, such as the Quiliam Foundation are doing wonderful work in this area. But you only have to look at how slow the UN (with one member one vote, and just one Jewish state but 50+ Muslim states) has been to denounce Syria and even ISIS, yet has criticism of Israel as a standing agenda item.

Muslims who support democracy, who reject a Caliphate, who reject the barbarism of IS now need to speak up. In Britain and the EU and all Western liberal democracies, we cannot have increasing ghettoisation, we cannot have areas run by Sharia law where police turn a blind eye to abuse of women and children, and we have to say, this is Britain and the law is British. We have to have mutual respect for all faiths and people of all faiths have to abide by the laws of the land.

I have not set out to offend with this post and I am trying to read it as if everything I’ve said about Muslims mentioned Jews instead (a la the terrible piece by Matthew Parris in The Times a few weeks ago). But we do not solve the problem by pretending that fundamentalist Islam is not Islam and is not run by Muslims. As Edmund Burke so wisely said “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” I truly believe the Muslim communities in Britain (I can’t speak for the rest of the world) are now speaking out louder and more strongly — from my perspective they weren’t and there has been a reluctance to criticise bad Muslims in direct contrast to the willingness to denounce Israel at the drop of the hat.

At least with IS it is very clear, no one can blame Israel and in fact Israel is the front line for the West against IS. Thank God Israel is there. Not least, it’s proving a safe haven for UN troops running away from IS in Syria on the Golan border. We need to unite in our condemnation of Islamic terrorists whether ISIS, Hamas, Al quaeda or the Muslim Brotherhood – they all subvert democracy, fail to respect other faiths and are murderous in their methods; they may differ in the detail but not in the fundamental ideology. And that is what all of us, Jews, Muslims, Christians, Atheists need to speak out and act against else evil will triumph.

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Andrew Klavan: Is ISIS Islamic?

Andrew Klavan: Is ISIS Islamic?

In this special episode, our intrepid host, Andrew Klavan, employs a crack team of investigators to determine if President Obama is correct when he declares that the terror group ISIS is not, in fact, Islamic. See the video and transcript below. 


I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth.

Obama:  ISIL is not Islamic.

Today, the Revolting Truth takes on a hard-hitting investigation, fact checking the President of the United States himself in order to ask the question:  is ISIL Islamic?

To bring you up to date in case you’re a low information voter or just kind of a doofus, President Barack Obama recently delivered an address to the nation in which he admitted that just about everything George W. Bush did in the Middle East was right, everything Obama himself said about Bush was wrong, and now we had to go back to war again because, dad gum it, he’d screwed the whole business up and only just realized his entire worldview was mistaken.

He didn’t actually come out and say that.  It was more like subtext.

Anyway bottom line, Obama has declared that he is leading us from behind back to war with a bombing campaign against ISIL in Iraq and Syria.  This will be very different from our last war in Iraq — the one George W. Bush won — because there will be no American boots on the ground and therefore no danger of American deaths or victory.

Another difference between this war in Iraq and the one we actually won will be that Obama has assembled a coalition of 9 allies, instead of going it alone with only 34 allies like Bush did. Also, he says he’ll be getting our friends in the region to give us help, like really inexpensive rugs, and maybe one of those souvenir knives with the curved blades that fit so neatly between the first and second thoracic vertebrae of the spine.

Which brings us back to the subject of our hard hitting investigative report — our enemy: a reinvigorated version of Al Qaeda called ISIL, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant  or ISIS, the Islamic State In Iraq and Syria, or IS, the Islamic State or just a barbaric bunch of Islamic dirtbags…  J.A.B.B.O.I.D.

This is the group the president once called the JV Team of terrorism.  “If a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms, that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” the president quipped hilariously, to which ISIL replied, “If you put on the title of commander in chief, that doesn’t make you Abraham Lincoln,” and then promptly reversed George W. Bush’s victory in Iraq and took the country out from under Obama’s nose…  hahaha… ahem…

But during his address, the president offered a new definition of ISIL, when he said the following:
Obama:  “ISIL is not Islamic.”

Always determined to get at the revolting truth, I personally assigned a crack team of seasoned investigators to find out if the president’s statement is true.  Is ISIL Islamic?

Yeah!  The I – it stands for Islamic.  It’s like the first letter in their name.  I for Islamic.  It didn’t actually take a crack team of investigators.  I just looked it up.  Sent Shapiro a bill for the investigators.  But it was right there in Wikipedia.  Islamic State.  The name is the big clue.  Also the fact that they murder innocent people in service to Allah.  Frankly, I don’t know what the hell the president was talking about.

I’m Andrew Klavan with the Revolting Truth.

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ISIS isn’t the only problem, it’s political Islam

ISIS isn’t the only problem, it’s political Islam
As the talks on fighting against ISIS finally intensify, Arab and Muslim countries join hands with Western forces to fight against the group which is committing barbaric atrocities against civilians in parts of Syria and Iraq.

It is essential to point out that what is at stake today is beyond what previous alliances have faced since 1990s and during the many wars on terrorism since then. What is at stake today is not just the need to defeat ISIS, but also to deny groups like it from existing and threatening the sovereignty and peace of state and society.

Political Islam

Many would disagree that a new approach to political Islam should be implemented to ban it from public life and to deny its interpretations of jurisprudence which undermines the rule of law, common law, society and the state system.

Since the Iranian revolution in 1979, a rebirth of modern Islamic thought developed and flourished to challenge the quasi-state that emerged in Muslim and Arab lands in the post-colonial era.
It is essential to point out that what is at stake today is beyond what previous alliances have risked since 1990s and during the many wars on terrorism since then
Mohamed Chebarro
Though it was riddled with holes, the nation state provided the umbrella under which most citizens could live. The weaker the state became due to adversities, economic hardship, corruption, internal or international challenges, the more ground religious groups gained.

The tactic was simple; provide short term charitable services from religious groups and slowly guide desperate citizens towards relying on their version of religion in the absence of state institutions.

The result over years of failures by the nation state increased the schism in society.

The preacher replaced elected or appointed politicians. The mosque replaced the town hall buildings, ministries or even private sector institutions such as banks.

Societies, brotherhoods, feeding centers, personal development and education initiatives developed on the margin of many state institutions and in disenfranchised neighborhoods. With time, these informal institutions challenged and replaced the state or became a state within the state, as happened in Lebanon.

The ummah

All this materialized in calls by those groups for the consolidation of the ummah (the Muslim ummah, or nation) as a transcending force to bridge divides created by pro-Israel lobbyists and imperial borders.

The calls for return to a Caliphate became central to desperate searches for answers to ongoing ills in society.

The new groupings, from Hezbollah to Hamas, from the Brotherhood of Egypt to the Jamaat-e-Islami in the subcontinent, sprang up and filled an open field to justify jihad, violence and attacks unseen since the Middle Ages, in my opinion.

Those groups and the societies they developed and sustained under the fake banner of the return to the essence of religious beliefs became the hotbeds for extremism and the dissemination of anti-state and anarchist propaganda. It is a machine to replace order with disorder as religiously driven social pressure groups seek power, divine, absolute and unquestionable power.

 It is from those circles that want to revive the Caliphate that ISIS succeeded in recruiting thousands. It is from the validation of the concept of an Islamic nation that transcends borders at the expense of civil order that ISIS recruited hundreds of British , French and German Muslims.

It is political Islam that needs to be addressed, not just ISIS, so that this campaign of violence does not keep popping up in various forms of terror.

Mohamed Chebarro is currently an Al Arabiya TV News program Editor. He is also an award winning journalist, roving war reporter and commentator. He covered most regional conflicts in the 90s for MBC news and later headed Al Arabiya’s bureau in Beirut and London.

UPDATE: Many Feared Dead in Kano School Attack

UPDATE: Many Feared Dead in Kano School Attack

Yakubu Salisu

Some unknown gun men and two suicide bombers attacked Federal College of Education on Wednesday at about 1:45pm at a time when lectures were seriously going on.

Eye witnesses said the men came into the school's  new campus on camels and some dressed in suits and went into a theater close to the gate and one of them detonated his bomb and the other gun men opened fire on the students human flesh could be seen littered every where. Another suicide bomber detonated his bomb at the school of social sciences.

A student who identified her self as Esther said she was in the class when suddenly she heard an explosion and sounds of gun shot which made her and many others to hide in one of their lecturers office and that she could hear the gun men asking for a particular lecturer's office.

Two lecturers from art and social sciences department who don't want their names mentioned, said the men were shooting sporadically chanting Allahu Akbar meaning Allah is great. Dr. Ajamu of C.R.S department lost his life in the attack and a lot of other people whose identity are yet to be confirmed.

A student named Yusra who was in a state of confusion manage to describe what she saw. "It was horrible "she said. "they shot at us like they were killing fowls I manage to escape and hid some where until the security men came and brought us out. A police officer said investigation is on and the public will be informed soon.

ISIS Bans Math, Social Studies, and Sports For Syrian Children

ISIS Bans Math, Social Studies, and Sports For Syrian Children

U.S. President Barack Obama is set to make a case to the war-weary Americans for a broader anti-ISIS strategy as the country commemorates the worst terrorism attack on U.S. soil on September 11.
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After gaining control over Syria, the Islamic State terrorist group is now prohibiting thousands of children in the country from learning mathematics or social studies based on their newly released diktats.

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According to a report from CNN, Syrian children will no longer have the chance to learn about democracy and election as well as sports, and will instead be taught the radical teachings of the jihadists.
Posters and fliers posted on street poles and billboards indicate the new educational demands and emphasize that anyone who disobeys "will be punished."

It also stated that teachers will be given alternative courses to teach the children and that phrases like the 'Syrian Arab Republic' would no longer be used and should be replaced by 'Islamic State.'
Ideologies and nationalistic virtues are also prohibited in the new education system and will be replaced with teachings which emphasize "the belonging to Islam ... and to denounce infidelity and infidels."

Aside from this, books should no longer bear any reference to evolution and should indicate that laws of chemistry and physics are subject to "Allah's rules and laws."

The directive concluded with a vehement warning stressing that obeying it is 'obligatory' and that "all violators will be punished."

To make matters worse, the jihadist group was reported to have killed at least 200 people on Tuesday alone.

The estimated number of casualties has risen to nearly 200,000 in the conflict between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's administration and the Sunni rebels who seek to end over 40 years of al-Assad's family's reign.

For the past few weeks, ISIS militants have also made their opinion of the West clear after beheading two Americans and one British national while threatening another prisoner from the United Kingdom.

However, ISIS executions have prompted the West to strike back as U.S. President Barack Obama vows to eliminate the terrorist group no matter what.

Last July, Sheikh Abu Bilal Ismail called on worshipers in Berlin to ‘destroy the Zionist Jews’; Cooper calls for swifter action.

Wiesenthal Center calls for arrest of Denmark-based imam who called for killing of Jews
BERLIN – The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Tuesday called on German authorities to take concrete steps against what is seen as a growing anti-Semitic threat in the country.

In a joint Berlin press conference with the Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin, the associate dean of the center, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, called on the German Justice Ministry to issue an arrest warrant for Sheikh Abu Bilal Ismail, a Danish imam who called for the extermination of the Jews at Berlin’s al-Nur mosque in July.

Ismail said it was necessary to “Destroy the Zionist Jews…” and to “Count them and kill them to the very last one. Don’t spare a single one of them… Make them suffer terribly.”

Cooper demanded faster action from the authorities, saying, “We were quite shocked that someone could come to your city, and to this country – which has the strongest anti-hate laws in the Europe – get up, preach on a Friday… [and] call for the annihilation of the Jews.”

“He [Ismail] made a genocidal statement in Berlin about Jews and went home. Nothing was done,” he added.

Following the incident, German authorities vowed to make anyone who spread such propaganda “bear the consequences of his abuse,” and that “the police will act against all anti-Semitic utterances.”

On Wednesday, federal authorities told The Jerusalem Post that the investigation was still ongoing. “There is at the present time no result, the investigation is not finished, so we have to wait,” said Martin Steltner, a spokesman for the Berlin prosecutor’s office.

According to German media reports on Tuesday, the office of Berlin’s prosecutor said that due to multiple criminal complaints of incitement to hate the investigation against the imam is ongoing.

Cooper claimed that at a meeting on Monday with the German justice minister, the minister “had not heard of this incident at all,” and that the state secretary told him he had “read about the incident but not known the details.”

A spokeswoman for the Federal Justice Ministry told the Post that Justice Minister Heiko Maas has taken strong stands against displays of anti-Semitism on many past occasions, and that Maas had discussed the prosecution of Ismail with Cooper, but that the question of jurisdiction falls with the local authorities, not the federal ones.

“It goes without saying that violence or incitement to violence must not be tolerated, regardless of who is targeted. Federal Minister Maas has made this very clear in connection with the anti-Israel demonstrations, and had repeatedly stressed that Jews must never feel threatened again in Germany – we all stand by their side when they are vilified with intolerable hate speech,“ spokeswoman Anna Zimmerman told the Post.

Cooper cautioned that “people in this country [Germany] who hate Jews and hate Israel are probing the limits of what it is that Germany will put up with.”

The co-organizer of the Berlin press conference, Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin Director Michael Spaney, stressed that “the anti-Semitism on German streets in the summer of 2014 was clearly Israel-related anti-Semitism.”

“It was Israel’s defensive operation against the terror organization Hamas that triggered the worst anti-Semitic incidents on German soil since decades, including fire attacks on synagogues,” he said.

Cooper said the next step would be to transition from “the heartfelt words expressed on Sunday by Chancellor [Angela] Merkel and others [at an anti-Semitism rally], into a short practical list of things that we hope will be done by German authorities; to back up the goodwill with specific actions that need to be taken.”

He accused the German police of frequently not taking enough action against anti-Semitic incidents, or at times even facilitating anti-Israel protesters.

“We’ve asked the German authorities to take a look at what happened over the summer, and to take better steps to invigorate the law enforcement authorities,” Cooper said.

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Islamic State ordered ‘demonstration killings’ in Australia

Islamic State ordered ‘demonstration killings’ in Australia

Police talk outside a house that was involved in pre-dawn raids in the western Sydney suburb of Guilford today. Without referring to specifics, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia was at 'serious risk from a terrorist attack'. – Reuters pic, September 18, 2014.  
Police talk outside a house that was involved in pre-dawn raids in the western Sydney suburb of Guilford today. Without referring to specifics, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia was at 'serious risk from a terrorist attack'. – Reuters pic, September 18, 2014. A series of anti-terror raids across Sydney and Brisbane were sparked by a senior Islamic State militant ordering "demonstration killings" in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said today.

"The exhortations, quite direct exhortations, were coming from an Australian who is apparently quite senior in Isil to networks of support back in Australia to conduct demonstration killings here in this country," he said.

"So this is not just suspicion, this is intent and that's why the police and security agencies decided to act in the way they have."

A major pre-dawn operation by more than 800 officers detained 15 people. So far one person has been charged with serious terrorism-related offences. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation said court documents were expected to reveal that the plan involved snatching a random member of the public in Sydney, draping them in an Islamic State flag and beheading them on camera.

"These people, I regret to say, do not hate us for what we do, they hate us for who we are and how we live. That's what makes us a target," said Abbott.

"It's important our police and security organisations be one step ahead of them and this morning they were." – AFP, September 18, 2014.
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Terror accused innocent: Perth 'sheikh'

Terror accused innocent: Perth 'sheikh'

Junaid Thorne.
Junaid Thorne.
Self-proclaimed sheikh Junaid Thorne has condemned the counter-terrorism raids in Sydney and Brisbane as an attack on Islam and Muslims.

The 25-year-old has attracted a following since he was deported from Saudi Arabia in July 2013 after protesting against his brother Shayden's imprisonment for terrorism-related offences.

Junaid hit the headlines over social media posts in which he appeared in front of the flag of terrorist organisation Islamic State, and for lecturing in Brisbane under the banner of the Millatu Ibrahim group, which is banned in Germany.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, Junaid said the Australian government was practising institutional terrorism by arresting and abusing the rights of his "innocent Muslim brothers".

"The Australian government along with its authorities are clearly attacking Islam and Muslims," he wrote.

"They fool us with raising the terror alert to high only to justify their arrest and oppression of Muslims.

"They use the excuse of terrorism to launch a crazy, indiscriminating assault against harmless youth who have done nothing wrong.

"We ask Allah to destroy those who plot against us and to keep their harm away from us."

Within seven hours of being posted, the remarks had attracted more than 60 shares and more than 130 comments, the majority of which slammed the self-proclaimed Islamic preacher for defending those accused of planning to behead random members of the Australian public.

Anti-terror operation in Sydney and Brisbane 'thwarted' beheading plot

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Anti-terror operation in Sydney and Brisbane 'thwarted' beheading plot

The raids are taking place in north-west Sydney.
ABC The raids are taking place in north-west Sydney.
Police say a large-scale anti-terrorism raid in Sydney this morning has foiled a plot to "commit violent acts" in Australia, including a plan to behead a member of the public.

More than 800 officers launched the raids as part of Operation Appleby in suburbs across Sydney's west and north-west, with a further 70 police involved in raids on properties in Brisbane's south.
Police said 15 people had been detained in Sydney as part of the operation between NSW officers, the Australian Federal Police and ASIO.

Court documents are expected to reveal that the raids, at 25 different properties,were aimed at a cell which planned to behead a member of the public in Sydney.

The documents are expected to say that the plan involved snatching a random member of the public in Sydney, draping them in an Islamic State group (IS) flag and beheading them on camera.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he was briefed last night on the operation, adding that the intelligence received by police gave "not just suspicion" but "intent".

"The exhortations, quite direct exhortations, were coming from an Australian who is apparently quite senior in ISIL to networks of support back in Australia to conduct demonstration killings here in this country," he said, using another acronym for IS.

"That's why the police and security agencies decided to act in the way they have."

Mr Abbott will cut short his visit to Arnhem Land today to farewell RAAF crews heading to the Middle East and to attend security briefings on the terror raids in Sydney.

'Right now is a time for calm'

He said the operation commenced earlier this year and had interrupted a terrorist attack in Australia.
"Police believe that this group that we have executed this operation on today had the intention and had started to carry out planning to commit violent acts here in Australia," he said.

"Those violent acts particularly related to random acts against members of the public."

Commissioner Colvin said the raids in Brisbane were not "directly linked" to the raids in Sydney, but authorities were looking to see whether there were any links.

He said the Brisbane raids were linked to a similar operation in Queensland last week, when an Islamic bookshop was searched, and two men arrested.

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said the raids reflected "the reality of the threat we actually face".

"You know it is of serious concern that right at the heart of our communities we have people that are planning to conduct random attacks," he said.

"Today we work together to make sure that didn't happen. We have disrupted that particular attack.
"Our police will continue to work tirelessly to prevent any such attacks but certainly can I stress that right now is a time for calm.

"We don't need to whip this up."

He said cars were also searched in the raids and at least one weapon was seized.

A total of 25 search warrants were executed in the Sydney suburbs of Beecroft, Bellavista, Guildford, Merrylands, Northmead, Wentworthville, Marsfield, Westmead, Castle Hill, Revesby, Bass Hill and Regents Park.

Similar raids took place in Brisbane with officers conducting searches on properties at Creek Road in Mt Gravatt East, as well as Logan and Underwood.

The men have been accused of helping to recruit, facilitate and fund people to travel to Syria to engage in hostile activities.

Queensland Police Minister Jack Dempsey has sought to assure people in the state that they were safe.

"Obviously with the lead-in to G20 we're already at a certain risk level which ensures that Queenslanders are even safer than most other states and territories in Australia," he said.

Helicopters, loudspeakers involved in Guildford raid

ABC reporter Lucy Carter said part of Bursill Street in Guildford was still blocked off by police, where a home was being raided.

"[Police] are questioning a number of people on the front balcony of a single-storey home," she said.
"Neighbours say police burst into the house before dawn, shouting through loudspeakers and with a helicopter hovering overhead.

"Right now police are removing items including computers from this Guildford home, and a sniffer dog has also been brought in.*"*

Neighbours said the occupants had only lived in the house for about three weeks.

A resident of Bursill Street, who wished to remain anonymous, has been trying to come to terms with the raids.

"I just find it so wrong for that to be happening here in Australia. How do we get to this stage that people are this out of control?" he said.

"You talk about the money going overseas - earlier this morning I heard $18 million or $20 million going overseas, and we don't know about it until it's too late."

Officers are refusing to give more information at this stage, as the operation is still underway.

They say they will provide updates throughout the morning.

Man claims he was punched by officer in raids

One man who was at one of the raided properties when police arrived claims to have been punched by an officer.

Maywand Osman, who was detained during the raids at Waterloo Rd in Marsfield but not arrested, said: "I opened the door this morning at 4:45am to about four police officers."

"They asked me to raise my hands. I immediately raised my hands. Four officers then jumped at me and one punched me in the face.

"They threw me to the ground and started hitting me in the head and pulling my hair.

"One officer grabbed me by the hair and said 'you piece of shit'. While they were beating me I heard one officer say 'just don't make him bleed'.

"They then went inside my house to conduct a search. They found nothing in my house and I was not under arrest or in custody at any point in time."

A statement released by Mr Osman's solicitor said: "My client was brutally attacked by four police officers this morning without provocation."

"He sustained injuries to the face and head. He was escorted to hospital by ambulance."
Commissioner Colvin said he was personally not aware of the claims.

Raids follow terror alert level raise: terrorism expert

Greg Barton, who heads the Global Terrorism Centre at Monash University, said the raids followed the warning issued by ASIO director David Irvine.

On Friday, authorities announced Australia's terror alert level had been lifted to high, meaning the risk of an attack is likely.

"He said there was considerable amounts of intelligence about plots underway and that's why he had to raise the terror alert level," Mr Barton said.

"Of course that begs the question: if they know about plots under the way what are they doing to intercept them? Now we're finding the answers today."

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison told the ABC's AM program that the raids demonstrate the "very real threat that's there".

"I think again [the operation] supports why the Government has been so strong in its response to this threat," he said.

He said the Government was working closely with the Islamic community "more broadly" and that "goodwill exists".

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull told Radio National this morning that the raids demonstrate Australian authorities are keeping the nation safe.

"Our security is the consequence of continued vigilance and hard work on the part of the security agencies," he said.

"There is no cause, no reason, for being complacent about security.

"There are people regrettably, some of them in our midst, that don't have the nation's best interests at heart."

Ikebal Patel from Muslims Australia told AM that the Islamic community has been stunned by the raids.

"Details are very sketchy and we don't even know who the individuals are and from which particular area, or sort of association they are part of," he said.

"So, it's all very very sketchy. It's all moving very fast."

The ABC understands the raids are linked to a similar operation in Queensland last week, when an Islamic bookshop was searched, and two men arrested.

The men have been accused of helping to recruit, facilitate and fund people to travel to Syria to engage in hostile activities.

Iranian Blogger Soheil Arabi Sentenced to Death for Insulting Muhammad on Facebook

Iranian Blogger Soheil Arabi Sentenced to Death for Insulting Muhammad on Facebook

Soheil Arabi, an Iranian blogger, has been sentenced to death for "insulting the prophet" on Facebook. Meanwhile, politicians and the media continue to praise Islam.
Soheil Arabi
Iran—A blogger found guilty of insulting the Prophet Mohammad in his postings on Facebook has been sentenced to death. An informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the blogger, Soheil Arabi, will be able to appeal the decision until September 20, 2014.

Agents from the Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) Sarallah Base arrested Soheil Arabi, 30, and his wife in November 2013. Arabi’s wife was released a few hours later, but he was kept in solitary confinement for two months inside IRGC’s Ward 2-A at Evin Prison, before he was transferred to Evin’s General Ward 350. Branch 76 of the Tehran Criminal Court, under Judge Khorasani, found Arabi guilty of “sabb al-nabi” (insulting the Prophet), on August 30, 2014.

“The way he was arrested was illegal. It is not clear how the agents were able to enter their home at that time in the morning. All the doors were locked and family members were asleep. Agents entered his home and bedroom. He and his wife were arrested and some of their photographs and personal belongings were taken after their home was searched,” said the source.

“Soheil had eight Facebook pages under different names, and he was charged with insulting the Imams and the Prophet because of the contents of those pages. He has accepted his charges, but throughout the trial, he stated that he wrote the material without thinking and in poor psychological condition,” the source told the Campaign. (Continue Reading.)