Democratic lawmakers visited a mosque on Friday to show solidarity with Muslims in the wake of rising anti-Islamic rhetoric. They also showed resistance to any attempts by Republicans to restrict Syrian refugees from entering the country.
Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., attended prayer service at a Northern Virginia mosque on Friday. The visit was in response to try and tamp down rising anti-Islamic rhetoric, but comes at a time when Congress is beginning negotiations on how to fund the government.
Republicans have floated the idea of inserting language into the omnibus government spending package to block Syrian refugees. The bill must be passed by Dec. 11, when the government runs out of money, but Beyer pushed back against calls from Republicans to tighten refugee restrictions.
“It is really important to realize how tough it is to be one of those Americans admitted,” he told the Washington Examiner after a press conference at the mosque.
Beyer noted that the asylum application process typically takes about two years, and there are much easier ways for potential terrorists to enter the country. He did agree to reforms to the visa process, which in some cases has weak background checks.
But the Virginia lawmaker demurred when asked whether he would advocate shutting down the federal government if the omnibus funding package includes tougher restrictions on refugees.
“I think we should wait and see if there is that kind of language in the omnibus and what it looks like,” he said.
Outside groups are pushing to ensure that Democrats don’t waver when it comes to refugees, even in the face of a government shutdown.
Polling commissioned by the liberal group MoveOn.org recently released showed 59 percent of Americans want the U.S. to do more for refugees. The poll data was of 800 Americans and was completed about eight days after the Paris terror attacks.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations also joined with several refugee groups to lobby on the issue.
“We are pressing Congress not to include any Syrian refugee exclusion provisions in the omnibus bill,” said Robert McCaw, head of government affairs for CAIR, at the mosque.
Beyer said he coordinated the visit to the mosque because he wanted to help tamp down anti-Islamic rhetoric that has inflamed since the terrorist attack in Paris, and the California shootings this past week. Beyer said that he mainly reached out to his Democratic colleagues, however, and only informally to some Republicans.
The Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center recently had a bomb threat and had Molotov cocktails thrown into the parking lot, according to lawmakers attending the event.
The mosque has controversial ties to terrorists, as Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan was reportedly worshiping there. The mosque also previously had an imam, typically known as a prayer leader, named Anwar al-Awlaki that the government believes was a recruiter for terrorists.
Shaker El-Sayed, the imam that led prayers on Friday, called for an end to harmful anti-Islamic rhetoric and no retaliation from his congregation.
“No religion teaches terrorism,” he said.
There are Muslim terrorists all over the world committing atrocities towards those they hate, whether it be Jews, Christians, other religious minorities, or even other Muslims with whom they disagree. And they are doing it in the name of the Allah and the Prophet Muhammad, using the Qu’ran to justify their evil acts.
We’re not just talking about ISIS. Nor Al-Qaeda. Just look in Israel where Muslims are coming out of the woodwork to stab Jews to death.
But somehow these terrorists who call themselves Muslims, who profess belief in Allah and the Prophet Muhammad and who say they are adherents to Islam, are actually NOT Muslims according to Hillary Clinton.
Since when is Hillary Clinton a foremost expert on Islam? Because her good friend is Huma Abedin and believes all Muslims are like her?
The ISIS caliph, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, has a DOCTORATE in Islamic studies. Yet Hillary claims he’s not a Muslim? He’s not Islamic?
Just another reason this lying criminal and Muslim propagandist should never win the presidency.
The Obama administration says Israel might be using “excessive force” and possibly committing acts of “terrorism” to deal with a string of violent stabbing attacks, drawing harsh criticism from senior Israeli cabinet ministers.
Rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions have led to a wave of violence in Israel, including multiple stabbing incidents in Jerusalem. The attacks have prompted the Israeli government to deploy troops to assist police forces countering the violence. Israeli police have also encouraged citizens to arm themselves to prevent further attacks.
The Obama administration on Wednesday sought to equate both sides in the conflict, telling reporters that Israel is guilty of terrorism.
“Individuals on both sides of this divide are – have proven capable of, and in our view, are guilty of acts of terrorism,” State Department Spokesman John Kirby told reporters following questions about the spike in violence.
Mr. Kirby added that the administration has heard “credible reports” of Israelis using excessive force to deal with the Palestinian attacks.
“We’re always concerned about credible reports of excessive use of force against civilians, and we routinely raise our concerns about that,” Mr. Kirby said.
The comments drew sharp criticism from Israeli officials.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon accused Washington of “misreading” the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and he said shooting knife-wielding Palestinians was self-defense. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan called the U.S. remarks “foolish,” Reuters reported.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is set to travel to the Middle East soon to try to calm the violence and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered cabinet members not to give any further public comment on the Obama administration’s remarks.
Seven Israelis and 32 Palestinians have been killed in the last two weeks of violence, including 10 assailants, as well as children and protesters shot in violent anti-Israeli demonstrations.
The violence has been partly triggered by Palestinians’ anger over what they see as increased Jewish encroachment on Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound, which is also revered by Jews as the site of two destroyed biblical Jewish temples.
The much-beleaguered Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is facing yet another crisis – its second in two weeks – after a new report from the inspector general’s office at the Department of Homeland Security discovered that the agency did not adequately screen 73 airport workers who had been placed on terrorism-related watch lists.
Far from inspiring confidence, the inspector general’s report portrays the TSA as being at the mercy of complex regulations, a deficit of information from other agencies, and bureaucratic entanglements that prevented the agency from verifying that the information they received on aviation workers was accurate.
Under the heading “What We Found” the report describes:
TSA’s multi-layered process to vet aviation workers for potential links to terrorism was generally effective… However, our testing showed that TSA did not identify 73 individuals with terrorism-related category codes because TSA is not authorized to receive all terrorism-related information under current interagency watchlisting policy.
In addition to not being aware that 73 airport employees were on terrorism watch lists, the report also found that the TSA is also lacking accurate information about the criminal history and legal status of other employees who work in restricted areas.
The report explains:
TSA had less effective controls in place for ensuring that aviation workers 1) had not committed crimes that would disqualify them from having unescorted access to secure airport areas, and 2) had lawful status and were authorized to work in the United States. In general, TSA relied on airport operators to perform criminal history and work authorization checks, but had limited oversight over these commercial entities. Thus, TSA lacked assurance that it properly vetted all credential applications.
The TSA apparently wasn’t even able to fully verify the identities of their employees because records sometimes omitted a candidate’s full name or social security number.
Further, thousands of records used for vetting workers contained potentially incomplete or inaccurate data, such as an initial for a first name and missing social security numbers. TSA did not have appropriate edit checks in place to reject such records from vetting.
This latest outrage comes on the heels of an internal investigation released last week by the Department of Homeland Security which revealed that the TSA failed to detect banned weapons or imitation explosives 95% at America’s most highly-trafficked airports. This monumental failure rate led to the ouster of the TSA’s acting chief, Melvin Carraway.
In an official response to the report, the TSA promised to screen workers against a more inclusive database by the end of 2015.
This time, at least a dozen people were murdered:
Twelve people have been shot dead at the headquarters of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, say police.
Two masked gunmen are reported to have stormed the offices of the controversial publication, which has previously been attacked over its portrayal of the Prophet Mohammed.
They are believed to have been armed with Kalashnikov rifles and a rocket-propelled grenade.
According to the AFP news agency, the attackers shouted: “We have avenged the prophet.”
A manhunt is under way for the gunmen, who escaped after a shootout in the street with police.
There is no right to bear arms in the French constitution, and so the left-wing weekly was essentially undefended when the pair of attackers emerged from a small black car and opened fire with what appeared to be fully-automatic AKMs. There are also claims that the attackers may have used an rocket-propelled grenade. Blast damage to an exterior wall lends credibility to that claim.
Charlie Hebdo has been threatened by Muslims since 2011, when they ran a special issue satirizing the prophet Mohammed with cartoons.
The attackers KNEW that they would not be opposed by anyone with a weapon except for possibly police officers, some of whom are UNARMED while on duty!
Charlie Hebdo was under “police protection,” which turned out to be woefully unprepared for the attack. At least two police officers are known to be among the dead, including one wounded and then finished off with a coup de grace on video.
We’ll warn in you advance that this brief video of part of the attack is both graphic and real, and is likely not safe for work [NSFW] viewing.
Why do we post such a gruesome video? We do so to point out the fact that the terrorists were all but carefree in their attack.
They knew that once the uniformed police were killed, that the neutered citizens of Paris would be able to nothing other than cower, or at most film the attack from now ubiquitous cell phone cameras. They knew that they could complete their mission and escape before Paris police had any chance to converge upon them… and they were right.
The gunmen who attacked Charlie Hebdo got away.
Sadly, if the French citizen who shot the video above had been armed, there is an excellent chance that he could have fired upon these terrorists from above, giving the injured police officer writhing on the ground at least a chance of surviving his previous wounds.
But France is, as a matter of practicality, a “gun free zone.”
I had the same thought while watching the coverage on TV at work. A good rifle with a scope could have been very useful against these Muslim terrorists. And, as I have before, I wondered how long until such an attack happens somewhere in America. I pray it never does, but I also pray that good people will do their best to be prepared if it does. The truth is that if such an attack does happen, anyone caught in it will have no choice but to fight back. There will be no mercy from the Jihadists. No, that is not a pleasant thought, but it is a real one.
Go read it all and focus on this folks
There is no “right to bear arms” in the French constitution. Both semi-automatic rifles and handguns—the same firearms Americans could so easily bring to bear against terrorists in our streets outside of a handful of freedom restricted cities—are prohibited, with very narrow exceptions
The anti-gun insanity has gone so far even police are often not carrying a firearm.
I have to admit, this video made me giggle.
But then I’m an Islamophobe, a xenophoba, and probably a racist too, so…
When I read this I have one thought
A sharp increase in the number of al-Qaeda linked fighters joining the fight against President Bashar Assad in Syria is threatening to spill over the borders and prompting the Jewish State to re-evaluate its policy of neutrality in the civil war next door, a senior Israeli intelligence official warned on Friday.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because military regulations prevent him from releasing the information, claimed more than 30,000 al-Qaeda linked fighters are active in Syria, a huge increase over previous Western estimates. He did not disclose how Israel reached the figure or specify which groups were included in the count, only defining the fighters as believers in “global jihad,” which he said meant a mix of those linked to al-Qaeda or inspired by the terror network.
And that one thought? If there are 30,000 terrorists in Syria, should we use this chance to drop a few nukes on Syria? World – 30,000 terrorists = a better world. So, am I wrong for having that thought?
Amazing is it not, that every terrorist act committed by a Muslim is followed by some world leader pleading that we not judge all Muslims by that act. It is time we stopped treating Islam as a religion we have to make excuses for. Donald Douglas has more
Daniel Greenfield writes on British Prime Minister David Cameron, “PM Cameron: ‘There is Nothing in Islam that Justifies this Truly Dreadful Act’.”
Usually, after a horrible crime, it’s the lawyer for the killer who steps forward to assure the public and potential jurors that his client had nothing whatsoever to do with the act.
But when it comes to Muslim terror, that is now the role of political leaders.
“This was not just an attack on Britain – and on our British way of life. It was also a betrayal of Islam and of the Muslim communities who give so much to our country,” British Prime Minister David Cameron said. “There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act. We will defeat violent extremism by standing together by backing our police and security services and above all by challenging the poisonous narrative of extremism on which this violence feeds.”
Muslim communities do indeed give so much to the UK, aside from the occasional bombing and beheading, there are the sex grooming gangs, the social welfare fraud and the drug dealing.
It’s astounding really. They give so much and get so little in return. Just free homes and jail sentences.
But while I would hesitate to disagree with a scholar of Islam like Cameron, perhaps we should turn to a more expert source.
Sura (chapter) 47 contains the ayah (verse):
“When you encounter the unbelievers on the battlefield, strike off their heads until you have crushed them completely; then bind the prisoners tightly.”
As I have written before, this is ultimately a Muslim issue. Muslims, and there are many of them must either take their religion back, or reject it entirely. Either way, the excuse train has to be derailed
And these are simply too good NOT to post! Spread this around
Here is the pic, with my caption, what else y’all got?
You know, some folks can lie to your face and fool you with ease, others, not so much
So, the story was, that there was a protest, over a movie, that a few people brought RPG’s and other heavy weapons to. Then the “truth” evolved and we learned what anyone with a brain knew from the beginning, that this had nothing to do with a movie, but instead was a planned terrorist attack. An attack that likely succeeded because security at the embassy was way too light, and because repeated calls for more security were denied. Now, we learn that there was no protest at all. That seems to be just a CYA story concocted by the mental midgets that make up Team Obama.
Every day, the more we know about this attack, the worse it looks for Obama. Makes you wonder if the presidential debate on foreign policy might actually go worse for the President.
And people like Ed Daley and myself, are in it, along with every other Conservative blogger out there! And I tell you folks, I am damned proud to have people like Bob Belvedere on my side!
As many commentators in The Rightosphere have pointed out this is, indeed, a war we are in. The Left is seeking, in their own words, to ‘fundamentally transform’ America. Those who use such words, are saying that what exists now must be uprooted and discarded, that not merely the edifice, but the foundation must be torn down and something entirely new erected on it’s ruins. This has been the belief of every single Leftist since the modern Left formed in the mid Eighteenth Century. The only difference in approaches has been between two factions: those who wish to violently tear the existing regime down, like a hollow point bullet to the skull, and those who want to destroy from within, like a metastisizing cancer. The end is the same: the overthrow and utter destruction of the current government. This is why Revolutionaries often impose a new calendar, setting it to the Year Zero or the Year One.
Such a strategy meets the definition of war.
While Leftists are incredibly ignorant on so many fronts [one glaring example: economics], they do possess a low-cunning that makes them very well-suited to wrecking havoc and sowing Chaos. Add to that a rejection of all Morality, of a belief in The Permanent Things and Right Reason, and you have a potent force ready to do whatever it takes, by any means necessary, to achieve it’s end: the bringing about of Heaven On Earth — Utopia, if you will, or the phrase I prefer: the Immaentizing Of The Eschaton. What you have is a group of people ready to commit any act, no matter how vile, on any person or any group that stands in their way. What you have is Pure Evil.
This is what we are up against. This is War.
One of the many, many fronts in this War has been on brilliant display in the Brett Kimberlin Saga. A group of well-funded thugs, including at least one convicted domestic terrorist / drug dealer / pornographer, have been viciously harassing a group of conservative bloggers. That these thugs have employed the technique known as SWATting is no surprise at all, given, as I stated, that all Leftists reject all Morality. Add into the mix that fact that some Leftists are Nihilists, which means they hate Life and themselves, and this means we are up against people who have no respect for Human Life. Of course, we know for a fact that convicted domestic terrorist bomber Brett Kimberlin cares not a wit for Human Life, but the only question is, are the others involved with him of the same mind, will they be willing to go that far. For some the answer is a definite ‘Yes’ — any of those who have participated in any way in the SWATting campaign, where ‘Assassination By Cop’ is a distinct possibility, most certainly do. Those who have donated monies to any organization they know Brett Kimberlin is involved in do.
Go read the whole post folks, and get ready, because, our freedom is under assault, there is no other conclusion to draw here. This is what I meant when I said this election year would be very nasty. The Left will do everything possible to retain power, trust me on that! If you are a Conservative who blogs, posts on Facebook, or Twitter, then you have a bulls eye on you. So then, the question is not IF you are under attack. The question is, rather, will you fight?
UPDATE! Sister Toldjah has her boots on!
Kimberlin, a convicted domestic terrorist, is shamelessly abusing the legal system in an attempt to silence truthful critics in what law blogger Popehat appropriately calls “lawfare”:
3. Aaron’s arrest illustrates how well lawfare can work and how dangerous unprincipled rubber-stamping of protective orders can be. Imagine it: you write something about a dispute. Someone involved in that dispute goes to court in another state and accuses you of harassment and gets a “peace order” against you. That person claims that your writing is threatening, that it has led to threats, or that it constitutes persistent harassment. If you are very lucky, the judge denies the application because it is too vague, or because it seems to complain about protected speech — but if you are unlucky, the judge rubber-stamps it without even demanding to see the allegedly offending posts. (Note that here Kimberlin characterized Aaron’s posts, rather than submitting them all.) Now you’ve got a vague order against you forbidding you from contacting or harassing the “victim.” But what does that mean? Surely, you tell yourself, under a century of America’s First Amendment heritage, it doesn’t mean I can’t write a blog post discussing the dispute and explaining why the peace order application is made by a convicted perjurer and notorious domestic terrorist. Well — maybe. Or maybe not. Again, it depends upon your luck with the judge. Here, based at least on initial reports, it appears that the court construed Aaron’s blog as a violation of the peace order. I’ve read all of Aaron’s posts on the subject, and none satisfy any principled or constitutional definition of unlawful harassment. None of them incited lawless behavior. If, as reports indicate, the judge jailed Aaron based on those posts, the judge did so lawlessly because Aaron violated a vague and ambiguous prior restraint on protected speech.
4. Kimberlin’s success in this regard will embolden other practitioners of lawfare, and allow them to chill and deter speech they don’t like. Consider Aaron’s dilemma upon being informed of the new and overtly bogus peace order: was he to cease speaking on an issue of public interest regarding a public figure, or was he to spend money on a lawyer to try to get the order lifted? Now imagine lawfare practitioners demanding such protective orders in multiple jurisdictions far from the writer. Imagine the costs and legal risks, and ask yourself how many people will be willing to incur them.
It’s insane. But it’s the world we live in. And while Popehat, like Walker and Patterico, have encouraged people to not be partisan about this issue because it can impact all speech both left and right, and because liberals have also been targets of Kimberlin, I find it hard not to inject partisanship in this considering the tactics Kimberlin and his allies are using have all the hallmarks of radical Occupy/Anonymous cyberterrorism/intimidation which they, of course support and are affiliated with. Nothing comparable exists on the right. Nothing.
Unfortunately this is going to get worse before it (hopefully) gets better. If you haven’t already, please donate to show your support of Walker, Patterico, Liberty_Chick, and others who continue to be harassed by way of ”lawfare” by associates of Brett Kimberlin. This issue is too critical to our free speech rights to allow to fall by the wayside.
This is one of the most agitating thing about what Kimberlin is doing. He is fighting like a damned coward, which of course he is, but it is frustrating. I will gladly debate ANY Liberal, ANY day, and I will win, not a doubt in my mind. But that is not what the Left wants. Debate is the LAST thing these weasels want. So, they stoop to this kind of crap! And do NOT expect Eric Holder’s “Social Justice Department” do actually do the right thing and stamp this out!
The high-tech Brownshirts on the left have now “swatted” Eric Erickson. Two things are certain. First, the United States Department of Justice could stop this behavior quickly because it almost certainly constitutes a federal crime. And second, the use of term “Brownshirt” to describe this swatting gang has not been used more appropriately since the Strumabteilung made their debut in 1921.
It is almost certain that the people engaging in swatting are violating federal law. Consider 18 U.S.C. 241.
If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
The only reason Erickson and the others were attacked was because of their exercise of First Amendment rights. The only reason they were targeted is because of their conservative political speech, speech with which the swatters disagreed.
Why do I have a mental image of Holder cheering these acts?
It is pretty easy to look at the recent attack on a Jewish school in France was perpetrated by a terrorist, a Muslim terrorist to be more accurate, yet, as Zions Trumpet points out, the media is not willing to admit the truth
France Shooter Who Killed The Jews
“…Then the man was caught. His first name was funny for a neo-Nazi: Muhammad. In fact, he is a rabid Muslim, a jihadi who claims membership in al`Qaeda, a man caught fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan by US Forces, who under President Obama’s rules was shipped to France, where he went nuts and murdered people.
Instantly, the press ran out and tried to control this news. Ed West wrote for the Telegraph:
It’s easy to get it wrong because so many of the world’s varied extremists, whatever their motivation and however much they might hate each other, focus their anger and loathing on similar targets – the state, the city, modernity, capitalism, and the one group who embody all these complicating, unsettling changes in the minds of lonely, failed young men – Jews.
…as for the tragedy in France, it does not say anything about Islam, only of human nature and its potential for evil. All that matters ultimately is that three innocent children, a father and three young soldiers are now dead.
I hate to bring reality into this, I am sure that reality is deeply offensive to fools like Ed West, as reality, or in this case the mere recognition of reality would make poor Mr. West feel like an Islamaphobe. Well, Mr. West, tough! Reality is what it is, no matter what your idealistic view of life says. The fact is that idealism falls flat on its face as soon as it runs into reality..
Now, the terrorist that killed seven people in France is dead, thankfully, and he certainly was not representative of all Muslims. Two of the dead soldiers this monster shot were Muslims, as MANY victims of Muslim terrorism are. But, Mr. West these acts of terror, DO, indeed have a lot to do with Islam. Again, some facts, most, as in almost all acts of terrorism are perpetrated by Muslims. And those attacks are not at all rare, so there is something deeply wrong here Mr. West. Something is deeply wrong within the religion of Islam, and denying that fact, in a shallow attempt to somehow appease radicals, will not stop a single act of terror.
People like Mr. West are delusional. They have somehow convinced themselves that identifying a radical Muslim terrorist as a radical Muslim terrorist will reflect badly on them. Not at all. Nor does such an admission of the simple truth make all, or even most Muslims bad people. As Rex Murphy points out, it is NOT Islamaphobic to call a Jihadist a Jihadist.
The recent slaughter of four French Jews, including two small children, has, in part, been met with calls for people to not paint all Islam with responsibility for the shooting — an uncontentious urging. No reasonable people are making that claim. But there also have been calls suggesting that any reference to the Islamist terrorist connections of the killer would be a species of Islamophobia. This is pure nonsense and folly.
It is not Islamophobic to note the motives and background of the murderer. In fact, it is a form of cowardice and evasion not to do so.
The number-one cause of “Islamophobic” feeling in the world is not a thing, an event, a philosophy, but a person: It is the (happily) deceased Osama bin Laden. If one decries Islamophobia, then one must condemn bin Laden as its Nile source. Bin Laden, more than any other person, has besmirched the practice and understanding of Islam and engendered suspicion of some of its adherents.
There are other sources of Islamophobia as well. Horrors perpetrated in the name of fundamentalist Islam, such as attacks on young girls going to school, the internecine slaughters of various sects, the cruel penalties exacted by the Taliban’s repressive creed — stonings, amputations and executions for apostasy — also feed the angry atmosphere, and they are not phantoms of a prejudiced imagination
Sadly though, Mr. West is so consumed with being politically correct that he finds the truth offensive. Such a head-in-the-sand attitude does not help anyone.
Oddly enough, if this shooter had acted in the name of Christianity, well, the media would have no problem bringing up inherent problems with Christianity would they? Heck, the Left never hesitates to blame “The Right” or Conservatives, do they? Of course not! They make that immediate accusation, even before any information about the perpetrator is known. And, even if such a connection is proven false, many on the Left go on making the accusation any way.
Again, the complete lack of consistency of the Left shows itself. But, what do we expect from an ideology that is so intellectually and morally bankrupt? If West thinks these attacks had nothing to do with Islam he might want to ignore possible future attacks
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Dozens of French Muslims are training with the Taliban in northwestern Pakistan, raising fears of future attacks following the shooting deaths of seven people in southern France allegedly by a man who spent time in the region, Pakistani intelligence officials said Saturday.
Authorities are investigating whether Mohamed Merah, the Frenchman of Algerian descent who is suspected of killing three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three French paratroopers in Toulouse this month, was among the training group, the officials said.
Merah was killed in a dramatic gunfight with police Thursday after a 32-hour standoff at his Toulouse apartment. The 23-year-old former auto body worker traveled twice to Afghanistan in 2010 and to Pakistan in 2011, and said he trained with al-Qaida in the Pakistani militant stronghold of Waziristan.
Approximately 85 Frenchmen have been training with the Pakistani Taliban in the North Waziristan tribal area for the past three years, according to the intelligence officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. Most of the men have dual nationality with France and North African countries.
The Frenchmen operate under the name Jihad-e-Islami and are being trained to use explosives and other weapons at camps near the town of Miran Shah and in the Datta Khel area, the officials said. They are led by a French commander who goes by the name Abu Tarek. Five of the men returned to France in January 2011 to find new recruits, according to the officials. It’s unclear whether Merah was among that group.
A militant commander, Ahmed Marwat, claimed in a phone call with the AP on Saturday that Merah was affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban in Waziristan, but provided no details. Marwat said he was part of the Jundullah wing of the Pakistani Taliban.
West and his ilk may also want to ignore the killer’s brother’s words of praise for his butchering innocents
(The Sun) — THE brother of the al-Qaeda maniac who massacred seven people including three kids has said he is proud of the killing spree.
The older brother is also linked to militant Islamic groups and is being held over alleged terror offences with his girlfriend and mother.
He told cops: “I am very proud of my brother. I regret nothing for him and approve of what he did.”
Proud of butchering children? Yes, Mr. West, YES,Islam has a major problem, with fanatics. And not just fanatics who kill children in the name of their religion. How about the manner in which Islam treats women? Of course, at least they have rule books for beating their wives right Mr. West?
(Toronto Sun) — A local bookstore has “sold out” of a controversial marriage guide that advises Muslim men on how to beat their wives.
The 160-page book, published by Idara Impex in New Delhi, India, is written by Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi, who’s described in the book’s foreword as a “prolific writer on almost every topic of Islamic learning.”
The store’s manager, who didn’t give his name, said the book had been sold out for some time, and the store’s owner, whom the manager identified as Shamim Ahmad, refused to comment for the story.
It wasn’t clear whether the shop has ordered more copies of the book, but it’s available at online Islamic bookstores and even through eBay.
In the book’s opening pages, it is written that “it might be necessary to restrain her with strength or even to threaten her.”
Later, its author advises that “the husband should treat the wife with kindness and love, even if she tends to be stupid and slow sometimes.”
Page 45 contains the rights of the husband, which include his wife’s inability to leave “his house without his permission,” and that his wife must “fulfil his desires” and “not allow herself to be untidy … but should beautify herself for him … ”
In terms of physical punishment, the book advises that a husband may scold her, “beat by hand or stick,” withhold money from her or “pull (her) by the ears,” but should “refrain from beating her excessively.”
Boy, reality sucks! Right Mr. West?
A completely disgusting display of hatred, bigotry, and, frankly, decidedly pro-terrorist sentiments! And it is taking place all across America! Video via An Old Broad
Again, the “tolerant Left” is leading the charge of hatred, and fomenting and EXCUSING violence and terrorism! Moral retardation in it’s most disturbing form. What else can you say about people who carry banners saying PEACE at rallies where attacks on Israeli civilians are excused? Note what the woman who David Horowitz questions at the 4:55 mark of the video. She APPROVES of hunting down Jews, as the leader of Hezbollah has called for.
These students are evil, some, maybe most, are likely too stupid and misinformed to even realize they are supporting terrorism, but, make no mistake, many of them KNOW FULL WELL what they are supporting. Hamas, and Hezbollah can attack Israel on a daily basis, and these cretins say nothing, or, even go so far as to justify these acts of barbarism. But if Israel dares defend itself, they launch into outrage mode, screeching about human rights.
As I said, these miscreants are EVIL! They are the same fools who speak about Social Justice, and shout “Power to the People”, yet they support nations that oppress women over truly free countries where women actually are free. They are the same people who loathe our military, and regularly spit on this nation while USING the liberty our military defends, and that our nation protects!
The offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were firebombed last night.
The magazine included a cartoon of Mohammad on its cover with the caption, “100 lashes if you don’t die of laughter!”
The offices were gutted in the fire.
The offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which published a special Arab Spring edition Wednesday with the prophet Mohammed as guest “editor”, were gutted in a petrol bomb attack overnight, police said.
The fire at the magazine started around 01.00 am (0200 GMT) and caused no injuries, a police source said.
Charlie Hebdo published a special edition Wednesday to mark the Arab Spring, renaming the magazine Charia (Sharia) Hebdo for the occasion.
The cover showed a cartoon of the prophet stating: “100 lashes if you don’t die of laughter!”
The depiction of the prophet is strictly prohibited in Islam.
A witness at the scene, Patrick Pelloux, told AFP a molotov cocktail was hurled through the window and set fire to the computer system.
“Everything was destroyed,” he said.
The magazine’s publisher, known only as Charb, said he was convinced the fire was linked to the special edition.
“On Twitter, on Facebook, we received several letters of protest, threats, insults,” which had been forwarded to the police, he said.
On Wednesday, the weekly said it would publish a special edition to “celebrate” the Ennahda Islamist party’s election victory in Tunisia and the transitional Libyan executive’s statement that Islamic Sharia law would be the country’s main source of law.
Meanwhile, a play that Jesus covered in crap is also playing in Paris. No firebombs were reported.