I must say my first reaction was no shit!
While partisans try to diminish the role radical Islam plays in fueling global terrorism, a new report released by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) finds that “The most prolific religious terrorist groups are almost exclusively Islamic.”
The IEP’s 2012 Global Terrorism Index rates 158 countries related to terrorism from 2001-11 using data from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD), which is collected and collated by the University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).
START is directly affiliated with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
“The rise of religious extremism is well-documented,” the report says, with Islamic groups being the most prolific. It notes a decrease in attacks from nationalist/separatist groups since 2008, but adds that some Islamist groups like “the Taliban or Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) have nationalist/ separatist aspirations.”
The nationalist characteristics of such Islamic terror groups do not, however, negate their violent Islamist nature.
For such Islamist/nationalist groups, “‘True’ Islam only exists when it is the primary source of governance, manifest today by the implementation of a fundamentalist interpretation of Islamic law,” the report says. “It supersedes tribe, or nationality today, it is to be defended everywhere it exists, and when it exists it is an ascendant force. According to this logic, in the current moment of extended crisis Muslims are duty-bound to follow the example of the Prophet and emigrate from places of persecution to a place where they can fight on behalf of ‘true’ Islam. If they cannot make that journey, they are to fight where they live.”
In other words those that follow “true” Islam are barbarians.
I think Blazing cat Fur has it right, dead on right. The greatest threat to the West is….
“Men with atavistic minds seeking to replace western civilization with lslam and Islamic law, Sharia, are the biggest single threat there is to the survival of the western world…to the survival of freedom, democracy, secularism, pluralism and everything else westerners value and hold dear…to the survival of every western country there is…to the survival of non-Islamists everywhere, especially Christians and Jews.
I say men with atavistic minds because under Islam women aren’t permitted to have minds, atavistic or otherwise…“
Read the rest at Canada Free press
Another day, another story of radical Islamists proving themselves to be barbarians
Intense debate on personal freedoms renewed recently in Morocco after a young woman wearing a short modern dress in a Rabat market was assaulted by people described as Salafists.
Witnesses told Magharebia the girl was stoned and beaten because she was wearing clothes that were too revealing in the eyes of the assailants.
Human rights and women’s organisations issued statements denouncing the assault on the Moroccan girl, during which she was stripped of her clothes entirely. Young Moroccan men and women turned to Facebook and online groups to call for protection of individual freedoms in Morocco, including the group “Débardeur and I am fine.”
“Though this incident appeared in the media and gained wider attention, that does not mean it is not repeated on an almost regular or semi-daily basis in all the alleys and streets of our cities. It may not end in stripping the girl of her clothing, but the verbal and physical harassment that women may experience is sometimes more heinous and horrible,” said Nora Al-Fuari, an activist journalist at the Al-Sabah daily and a member of the Facebook group.
“From here came the idea of creating this page on Facebook, which we made open to everyone, including those in hijab or niqab, or the ‘coarse’ males who share the same vision with us. The selection of Débardeur is just a symbol, in reference to freedom—the freedom of women to wear what they want. Débardeur was mother of the ‘short skirt’,” she added. “In the end, the body is her body and no one has the right to confiscate it.”
Well I am glad that some, including the prime minister of Morocco Abdelilah Benkirane are speaking out against such depraved attacks upon personal liberties.
“I believe in freedom, God created us free,” the prime minister said. “Who is Benkirane to tell Moroccans to shave your beards or to impose the hijab? Individual liberties are sacred and are not to be touched,”
Well said. Now I hope the government of Morocco will put a stop to such barbarities. Feminists in America might have spoken out except they are far too busy addressing “real” threats to women like ultrasounds and a lack of free birth control.
Two of the candidates for President of
Sharia Land, er Egypt are not exactly what I would call friendly to the United States
Via Big Peace:
Two Egyptian presidential candidates have endorsed jihad against the United States and one of them even supports al Qaeda. MEMRI TV (the Middle East Media Research Institute) has released archival footage of Al-Mun’im Abu Al-Futouh and Hamadein Sabahi from 2004 and 2005 which show them stating their hatred of the United States in absolutely unequivocal terms.
Abd Al-Mun’im Abu Al-Futouh, who is calling himself a “Moderate” Islamist, was a leader in the Muslim Brotherhood. He co-founded the Al-Nahda party, which sees Islam as central to Egypt. Supported by Salafi Islamists, Gama’a Islamiyya, the Islamist group Wasat, and Google executive Wael Ghonim, he said in 2004:
“Like all members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and around the world, I personally hope to have a chance to bear arms to confront the U.S. occupation in Iraq. . . This is a matter of religion, not of politics. When a Muslim land is occupied, jihad becomes an individual duty”
Well, I guess Mubarak does not look that bad in hindsight does he? Another point that should be made, while Obama embraces the Muslim Brotherhood, Mitt Romney has described them as our enemy!
How many times do stories like this one, from Blogmocracy, involve a religion other than, Islam?
KANO, Nigeria — Bomb blasts have rocked northeastern Nigerian cities under a state of emergency as an ultimatum from Islamists for Christians living in the area to leave expired, officials said on Thursday.
No casualties were reported after the attacks in Maiduguri and Damaturu late Wednesday, claimed by the same purported spokesman for Islamist group Boko Haram who on Sunday issued a three-day ultimatum for Christians living in Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north to leave.
One of the bombs in Maiduguri, Boko Haram’s stronghold, destroyed a house near a customs barracks, according to a customs source and resident. The Damaturu blast occurred at an open-air pub.
In a separate incident, two civilians were shot dead on the outskirts of Damaturu, a hospital source said.
The attacks were the first in the area since President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency last weekend in parts of the country hard hit by violence blamed on the Boko Haram, a nebulous and shadowy Islamist group.
Again how many times do Christians, Hindus, Buddhists. or Jews commit such acts of barbarism? How often do these religions butcher innocents simply for believing differently? Face it, Islam has an inherent problem. Too many of its adherents are living in the 7th century. And it is Muslims, the many good, decent Muslims, who have to bear the burden of changing that.
Observe the Radical Muslims, the swine who burn our flag, and mock our nation, a nation that gives to Muslims the freedom of religion these bastards will never give to any religion except their evil version of Islam.
Radical Islamists chant “US Is a Terrorist State” and burn an American Flag… in London.
Iran Press TV reported:
Radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary led the protest against the United States today in London. He is the spokesman for the group Islam4UK. He has spoken out in support of the 9-11 terrorists.
As I said this is for those Leftists who refuse to remove their heads from the sand and recognize that radical Islam IS and HAS BEEN at war with us for a long time. And understand this, these vermin are as much the mortal enemy of Liberals as they are the mortal enemies of Conservatives. The 19 jackals that killed 3,000 of us ten years ago? They did not attack Republicans, or Democrats, Black or White, they attacked Americans!
And understand this, you Leftists who are “ashamed” of America. Thousands of these vile creatures have been killed by our armed forces since 9-11, and make no mistake, that is a great thing. And Hell yes, I am proud of the fact that our military has obliged these bastards wish to “meet Allah”.
Sadly though, you Leftists cannot see past your deep-seated hatred for America to see what evil really is.
It would smell nothing like Irish Spring. rather it would have the stench of Backasswards Sharia all over it!
(AHN) — Sunbathing in Alexandria may soon be a thing of the past, at least if some Egyptian Islamist politicians have their way.
Egypt’s tourism industry has suffered a severe blow since the outburst of anti-regime demonstrations in January. But that did not stop the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, from demanding stricter regulations over what tourists can do and wear while visiting the country. The party is urging officials to ban skimpy swimwear and the consumption of alcohol on Egyptian streets.
“Beach tourism must take the values and norms of our society into account,” Muhammad Saad Al-Katatny, secretary-general of Freedom and Justice, told Egyptian tourism officials on Monday. “We must place regulations on tourists wishing to visit Egypt, which we will announce in advance.”
The call for new strictures on tourists comes as Egypt debates the role of Islam in the post-Mubarak era. Freedom and Justice is competing in elections scheduled for this autumn for parliament and opinion polls show a majority of Egyptians favor a greater use of Islamic law and mores. But a vocal minority worries that Egypt risks becoming an Islamic republic.
“This is how things began in Iran,” Hani Henry, a psychology professor at the American University in Cairo, told The Media Line. “The moderate youth wanted to implement changes, but the mullah’s hijacked the revolution. The same thing is now happening here in Egypt with the Muslim Brotherhood. It makes me sick to my stomach.”
Just imagine what a great country Egypt COULD BE. If it only embraced liberty. Instead it might be sliding into the tyranny of Sharia, the Egyptian people deserve better.
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I cannot help thinking that erasing this Jihadist might make the world as better place
(Reuters) — Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said on Monday the United States had no right to kill Osama bin Laden but said this did not mean the Palestinian Islamist group supported al Qaeda’s attacks on civilians.
Speaking on France 24 television, the Damascus-based Meshaal also said there should be more freedom in Syria, where President Bashar al-Assad has deployed his armed forces to crush a seven-week-old revolt against his authoritarian rule.
“Concerning bin Laden everyone knows Hamas has differences from al Qaeda . . . especially (its) operations targeting civilians, but all this doesn’t give the U.S. the right to kill as they please without any regard for the law and to assassinate Arabs and Muslims, blaming everything on them and accusing them of terrorism,” Meshaal said in the France 24 interview.
During the height of a Palestinian uprising between 2000 and 2005, Hamas carried out dozens of suicide bombings in Israeli towns and it is classified by the United States and the European Union as a terrorist group.
Hamas is just a terror group, and should be eradicated frankly
Cold Fury, because of awesome posts like this one.
Myself, I’m an advocate of what I’ll call the Beck Doctrine, since it was Billy who first codified it: pulverize any nation that foments, supports, trains, equips, or finances terrorists and points them our way, with or without international “support” and useless coalitions of the unwilling. Then have the last American soldier leaving the smoking debris field put up a big sign amidst the rubble: Don’t make us come back here again.
To hell with nation-building for ingrate savages who lack the ability to understand what freedom really is; who actually oppose it with every fiber of their being; and are going to hate us no matter what we do, because we have no intention of embracing their hateful totalitarian system masquerading as a “religion.” And to hell with starry-eyed Western adolescents whose hopeful delusions about a phony “Arab Spring” preclude them from seeing the Islamist monster standing behind the protests and rebellion in the Middle East, ready to rip any attempt at real modernization of their dysfunctional, atavistic societies to bloody tatters.
Like I have said before, my foreign policy would be “Speak softly, have the biggest stick, and when you use the stick, use it with such devastating force that no nation would ever even wish to contemplate screwing with America or our allies!!
According to the D.O.J., it is radical Islamists! SHOCKER!
More than 80 percent of all convictions tied to international terrorist groups and homegrown terrorism since 9/11 involve defendants driven by a radical Islamist agenda, a review of Department of Justice statistics shows. Though Muslims represent about 1 percent of the American population, they constitute defendants in 186 of the 228 cases DOJ lists.
On Thursday, the House Homeland Security Committee holds its first hearing into radicalization among Muslim Americans. Critics have taken issue with the focus on one religious minority, but the DOJ list shows that radical Islamists are disproportionately involved in terror-related crimes.
Al-Qaida is involved in the largest number of prosecutions, representing 30 percent of the 228 terror cases involving an identified group. Hizballah-affiliated defendants are involved in 10.5 percent of the cases and Hamas is part of 9 percent. Pakistani-based Lashkar-e-Tayyiba was involved in 6.5 percent of the cases.
The Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka and the Colombian FARC lead the non-Islamist terrorist groups, combining for 14 percent of the total.
Someone might want to share this news with Eric Holder, and President Obama!
It would seem that he ain’t so moderate after all. Here is Steve Emerson on the Bill Bennet Show talking about how radical Radical Rauf is! Pam Gellar at Atlas Shrugs has MUCH more that you had better read! This is not a prediction of when, or if, Islamists and terror cells would come to America, it is not at all. They are already here!