Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Yemen's al-Qaida leader vows to attack America in new video

Just think if the world hadn't done a 180 and now all love us because Barack Hussein Obama is our President.

The story comes from Times of India.


Yemen's al-Qaida leader vows to attack America in new video


DUBAI: The leader of al-Qaida's wing in Yemen has vowed to attack the United States, in a video apparently showing a gathering of the group celebrating a mass jailbreak of fighters.

In February, attackers mounted a bomb, grenade and gun assault on the main prison in Sanaa in which 29 inmates, including 19 jailed for terrorism-related crimes, escaped.

The 15-minute video, dated March 2014 and posted on a website used by Islamists, shows masked men waving al-Qaida's black flag and celebrating the arrival of the freed prisoners.

Its authenticity could not be independently verified.

"The Crusader enemy, dear brothers, still possesses cards which he moves around. We have to remember that we are always fighting the biggest enemy," says a man speaking in the open in a mountainous area, whom the video identifies as its leader Nasser al-Wuhaishi.

"We have to remove the cross, (and) the bearer of the cross, America," said Wuhaishi, who appeared with his face uncovered, wearing a T-shirt and sporting a dagger common among Yemeni men.

The video, entitled "Images from the reception of the freed prisoners from Sanaa's central prison," included testimony from fighters involved in the jailbreak.

"We planned that we would need 10 hand grenades," said a man identified as Munir al-Bouni.

Another man said: "Once you got out, you turned right and the guys were waiting."

Largest gathering in Yemen

Abdulrazzaq al-Jamal, a journalist who has interviewed members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), said it was the largest known gathering of al-Qaida in Yemen.

"It included about 400 people, and these are not all the members of the group. This gathering is a confirmation that al-Qaida is gaining strength and influence," he told Reuters.

Formed in 2009, AQAP has attacked military targets, tourists and diplomats in Yemen and taken over territory for long periods.

A US state department spokeswoman said in response to the video that it was "in no way breaking news that AQAP is a significant threat to the United States, the people of Yemen, to other people in the region and around the world."

Since 2009, the group had made several attempts to attack the United States and had carried out a number of attacks inside Yemen, Marie Harf told a regular briefing.

"I don't think we can make generalizations about their strength based on one video, quite frankly. We know they've been gaining in strength. ... So, I don't think this increases our concern, because quite frankly, our concern was already incredibly high."

Harf said it was interesting that Wuhaishi was not only head of AQAP, but was now number two of core al-Qaida, showing that the main body had decentralized as a result of US successes against it in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The video showed men arriving in white pickup trucks and others greeting Wuhaishi. Others carried rifles, and some sat on the ground drinking juice. Some spoke or sang through microphones and loudspeakers.

US drone attacks have killed several suspected AQAP figures, including Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born Islamist cleric accused of links to a plot to bomb a Detroit-bound airliner in 2009 and US cargo planes in 2010.

"Al-Qaida will gain strength as there continues to be division and weakness in security performance," said Ali al-Sarari, political adviser to Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwa.

"The last appearance (the video) shows that Yemen is confronting a dangerous challenge. And if the security performance continues in this manner, then Yemen will face an even bigger failure than what it has faced in the past."

The Ultimate Source of Islamic Hate for Infidels

From Family Security Matters.



The Ultimate Source of Islamic Hate for Infidels


Who is ultimately responsible for the ongoing attacks on Christians and their churches throughout the Islamic world?

Focusing on one of the most obvious nations where Christians are regularly targeted-Egypt's Coptic Christians-one finds that the "mob" is the most visible and obvious culprit. One Copt accused of some transgression against Muslim sensibilities-from having relations with a Muslim woman, to ruining a Muslim man's shirt-is often enough to prompt Muslim mobs to destroy entire Christian villages and their churches.

Recently, for example, after her cross identified Mary Sameh George as a Christian, a pro-Muslim Brotherhood mob attacked, beat, and slaughtered her.

However, a recent Arabic op-ed titled "Find the True Killer of Mary" looks beyond the mob to identify the true persecutor of Christians in Egypt. According to it:

Those who killed the young and vulnerable Mary Sameh George, for hanging a cross in her car, are not criminals, but rather wretches who follow those who legalized for them murder, lynching, dismemberment, and the stripping bare of young Christian girls-without every saying "kill." [Islamic cleric] Yassir Burhami and his colleagues who announce their hate for Christians throughout satellite channels and in mosques-claiming that hatred of Christians is synonymous with love for God-they are the true killers who need to be tried and prosecuted... The slayers of Mary Sameh are simply a wretched mob, with the body of a bull but the brain of a worm. It's not the puppets on the string who need punishing, but rather the mastermind who moves the puppets with his bloody fingers behind closed curtains that needs punishing.

One fact certainly validates this Arabic op-ed's assertions: the overwhelming majority of attacks on Christians in Egypt and other Muslim nations-including the slaughter of Mary Sameh George-occur on Friday, the one day of the week that Muslims congregate in mosques for communal prayers and to hear sermons.

The significance of this fact can easily be understood by analogy: what if Christians were especially and consistently violent to non-Christian minorities on Sunday-right after they got out of church? What would that say about what goes on in Christian churches?

What does it say about what goes on in Muslim mosques?

The Arabic op-ed also does well to name Sheikh Yassir al-Burhami as one of those who "announce their hate for Christians throughout the satellite channels and in mosques, claiming that hatred of Christians is synonymous with love for God."

For example, Dr. Burhami-the face of Egypt's Salafi movement-once issued a fatwa, or Islamic edict, forbidding Muslim taxi- and bus-drivers from transporting Coptic Christian priests to their churches, which he depicted as "more forbidden than taking someone to a liquor bar."

As for hating non-Muslim "infidels," many Islamic clerics, especially Salafis, believe that the doctrine of "Loyalty and Enmity" (or wala' wa bara') commands Muslims never to befriend or be loyal to non-Muslims.

Burhami himself appears on video asserting that if a Muslim man marries a Christian or Jewish woman (known in Islamic parlance as "People of the Book")-even he must still hate his wife, because she is an infidel.

When asked at a conference how Islam can allow a Muslim man to marry a non-Muslim woman and yet expect him to hate her, Burhami expounded as follows:

Shiekh Yassir Burhami and the scriptures of Islam

Where's the objection? Do all men love their wives? How many married couples live together despite disagreements and problems? Huh? That being the case, he [Muslim husband] may love the way she [non-Muslim wife] looks, or love the way she raises the children, or love that she has money. This is why he's discouraged from marrying among the People of the Book-because she has no [real] religion. He is ordered to make her hate her religion while continuing marriage/sexual relations with her. This is a very standard matter.... Of course he should tell her that he hates her religion. He must show her that he hates her because of her religion, and because she is an infidel. But if possible, treat her well-perhaps that will cause her to convert to Islam. He should invite her to Islam and call her to Allah.... In fact, let me tell you: whoever rapes a woman, does he necessarily love her? Or is he just sleeping with her? He's sleeping with her for her body's sake only, and he does not love her in reality, because if he loved her, he wouldn't have hurt her. Therefore it is possible to have sexual relations [between a Muslim man and a Christian or Jewish woman] without love. This is possible, but as we said, he is commanded to hate her (emphasis added).

Burhami even said that the Muslim husband cannot initiate greetings to his non-Muslim wife when he comes home-according to the teachings of Islam's prophet as recorded in the hadith.

Like all other Islamic clerics, Burhami justified "infidel-wife-hating" by quoting some of the Koran verses that form the cornerstone of the doctrine of Loyalty and Enmity:

Otherwise what do you do with the undisputed texts [of the Koran], such as "Thou wilt not find any people who believe in Allah and the Last Day, loving those who resist [or reject submission to] Allah and His Messenger, even though they were their fathers or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred... "O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors..." [Koran 58:22 and 5:51, Yusuf Ali translation]. What do you do with such a verse? What do you do will all these verses?

Indeed, what does a Muslim do with all these Koran verses and sayings attributed to Islam's prophet Muhammad?

Such is the dilemma.

From here it becomes clear that the aforementioned Arabic op-ed discussing the slaughter of Mary Sameh George is only partially correct. It is true that behind the mindless mob stand Islamic clerics like Burhami, inciting hatred for Christians and other infidels. But that is not the complete picture; for behind all these clerics stand Islam's scriptures-the Koran and hadith-commanding enmity for the infidel.

In short, it's not just a few "radical clerics"-a few "rotten apples"-that incite mobs to attack Christians, but rather the core texts of Islam itself.


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Islamists abduct more than 100 girls from Nigeria school: Security official

Boko Haram is simply on a rampage - they have killed upwards of 600 people in the past week and now, they have kidnapped over 100 schoolgirls.  I don't know who is worse off..the ones already dead or these girls in the hands of these satanic worshippers.

The story comes from Times of India.


Islamists abduct more than 100 girls from Nigeria school: Security official


MAIDUGURI (Nigeria): Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped more than 100 girls from a secondary school in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, a senior security source told AFP.

Asked to confirm media reports that 200 girls had been taken from a school in the Chibok local government area during an Islamist attack, the source, who requested anonymity, said "the number is not up to 200, but it is over 100."

"Many girls were abducted by the rampaging gunmen who stormed the school in a convoy of vehicles," said Emmanuel Sam, an education official in the town of Chibok, where the attack took place on Monday.

Boko Haram is a radical Islamist militant group whose name means "western education is forbidden".

It has repeatedly attacked schools in the northeast during an insurgency that has killed thousands since 2009.

The gunmen came "in trucks and on motorcycles and headed to the school", where they overpowered soldiers deployed to guard it, said a witness who requested anonymity.

He said soldiers had been deployed to provide extra security ahead of yearly exams, but the gunmen "subdued the soldiers and took the girls away".

He was not able to provide an estimate of the number of girls abducted. In an attack earlier this year in Borno state, witnesses said Boko Haram gunmen surrounded a girls' school, forced the students to leave and ordered them to immediately return to their villages.

Sam spoke in Borno's capital Maiduguri where he said he fled after the attack at the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok.

An Old War....A New Armor

I want to thank Gulfdogs for his work on a new logo for Holger Awakens.  You can see his work here at his blog every day.





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Muslim Brotherhood Turns Tail and Readies To Run From New British Headquarters

If you look back at it all...probably the worst thing that could have ever happened to the Muslim Brotherhood as an international organization was its rise to power in Egypt under Morsi - what happened at that moment in time was that this clandestine, stealth-type kind of terrorist group was introduced formally to the world and the light of day has not been kind to it.  Don't get me wrong - they are formidable and will continue to be so especially since they have the full cooperation of the Hussein Obama administration but some world leaders are waking the hell up.

The story comes from Family Security Matters.


Muslim Brotherhood Flees London After British PM Launches Investigation


The Muslim Brotherhood is reported to be fleeing its recently established headquarters in London following the announcement of an investigation into their activities by Prime Minister David Cameron.

A report in the Daily Mail makes mention of the fact in addition to former Prime Minister Tony Blair's foundation being linked to the Islamist group, the newly established London HQ of the group it set to be abandoned in favour of a base in Graz, Austria.

The Muslim Brotherhood's new international office in London, which was also reported to be serving as their new global headquarters after a brutal crackdown on the group in Egypt, was said to be above an old, disused kebab shop in the north-west London area of Cricklewood.

Earlier this month Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he was launching a formal investigation into the Brotherhood's activities in the United Kingdom - a situation that caused palpable stress to Brotherhood members in London. Some responded by threatening legal action against the British government, while other statements claimed that the group would work transparently to prove their non-violent motivations.

Many, including non-Brotherhood figures, have suggested that the investigation was launched under pressure by the government of Saudi Arabia, which Britain has recently negotiated sizeable weapons contracts with. The Saudi government itself banned the Muslim Brotherhood last month, and the lead investigator on Cameron's taskforce is the former UK Ambassador to Riyadh.

Now it appears that instead of working openly with the British government's investgation, the group has decided to flee yet another country following its downfall in Egypt. Graz is Austria's second largest city. The Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch website notes: "The choice of Graz as the location for a Muslim Brotherhood headquarters may seem odd to some but as a report on the history of the US Muslim Brotherhood has noted, self-described Brotherhood “Foreign Minister” Youssef Nada and the late US Muslim Brotherhood leader Ahmed Elkadi were both living in Graz in the 1960s. In addition, European Muslim Brotherhood leader Ayman Aly, formerly a top advisor to deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, had been a long-time resident of Graz."

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Monday, April 14, 2014

There's Just No Reforming Pakistani Cannibals

I'll tell you what...Pakistan is a planet all in itself - more weird shit goes on in Pakistan than just about any country I've run into.

The story comes from Times of India.


Pakistani brothers return to cannibalism after release


ISLAMABAD: In a shocking case, two brothers in Pakistan's Punjab province, who were found guilty of cannibalism in 2011, have been caught with the head of a young boy, a media report here said on Monday.

Arif and Farman, who are from the small town of Darya Khan in Bhakkar district, were first arrested in April 2011 after they were found eating corpses that they stole from a local graveyard.

They had reportedly dug up and devoured from up to 150 bodies before they were finally caught.

On Monday, the police conducted a raid at their house and recovered the head of a young boy.

According to DPO Bhakkar Ameer Abdullah, Arif has been arrested and he admitted to eating human flesh while his brother Farman is still on the loose, Express News reported.

Search operations are being conducted to arrest Farman. Since Pakistan has no specific laws against cannibalism, they were first arrested under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) section of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) in 2011, and were later charged under section 295-A of the PPC.

They were sentenced to two years imprisonment and fined Rs 50,000 each.

After the completion of their sentence, they were released from Mianwali's district jail and returned to their hometown, to the shock and outrage of residents.

The duo had spent most of their two-year prison term in King Edwards medical college Lahore, where they were being examined by the neurophysiology department, the report said.

New York court begins jury selection for Abu Hamza terrorism trial

Rope.  Noose.  Tree.  Public Square.

Let's hope it goes that route for this animal.

The story comes from The Guardian.



New York court begins jury selection for Abu Hamza terrorism trial


Jury selection begins on Monday in the trial of a disabled Egyptian Islamic preacher who was extradited from Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida, in part by trying to create a training camp in Oregon 15 years ago.

The trial of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa – who is also known as also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri, or simply Abu Hamza – occurs a month after a Manhattan jury convicted Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and al-Qaida's spokesman after the 2001 terrorist attacks, of charges that will likely result in a life sentence.

Mustafa, 55, has alerted his lawyers and US district judge Katherine Forrest that he will testify on his own behalf. At a pretrial hearing last week, he told the judge: "I think I am innocent. I need to go through it, have a chance to defend myself."

Prosecutors say Mustafa conspired to support al-Qaida by trying in 1999 to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Oregon, by arranging for others to attend an al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan, and by ensuring there was satellite phone service for hostage takers in Yemen in 1998 who abducted two American tourists and 14 others.

Three Britons and an Australian were killed as the Yemeni military attempted to rescue the hostages. Two women, an American and a Briton, were wounded. Officials said the hostages were seized as demands were made to release two Islamic militant leaders.

Assistant US attorney Ian Patrick McGinley said the government had plenty of evidence to sift through, including media interviews and recordings of Mustafa's weekly speeches. "We culled it down from thousands of hours to less than an hour's worth of recordings that we intend to play," McGinley told the judge.

Still, defence attorney Jeremy Schneider said the jury will be subjected to references by his client and others to Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, along with repeated mentions of the September 11 2001 attacks and the 2000 suicide bombing of the USS Cole in Aden harbor in Yemen.

He said the statements were chosen by prosecutors "because these statements are the ones that are the most unduly prejudicial".

Schneider also has belittled the government's portrayal of plans to open an al-Qaida training camp on 360 acres in Bly, saying the effort in late 1999 and early 2000 resembled a retreat, with "just a few people shooting at targets, riding horseback, having fun at the farm".

Assistant US attorney Edward Kim said Schneider's description was false. He said guns found in the homes of participants in the Bly training "tends to disprove … that this was all just a lark in the woods”.

Assistant US attorney John Cronan said prosecutors plan to show jurors that Mustafa supported acts committed by al-Qaida such as the Cole attack and that he said the World Trade Center was a legitimate target.

The white-haired Mustafa, also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri, turned London's Finsbury Park Mosque in the 1990s into a training ground for Islamic extremists, attracting men including September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui and shoe bomber Richard Reid. Mustafa has one eye and claims to have lost his hands fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan.

Jailed since 2004 in Britain on separate charges of inciting racial hatred and encouraging followers to kill non-Muslims, Mustafa was brought to the United States for trial in fall 2012.

Why The Feds Chickened Out On A Nevada Ranch

From Family Security Matters.



Why The Feds Chickened Out On A Nevada Ranch


Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice!

As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully its outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre.

It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled out so quickly, given all they had indicated they were willing to do to resolve the matter to their satisfaction. They had set up a perimeter around the Bundy's family land, ranch, and home. They had brought in extra artillery, dogs, and snipers. They were beginning the process of stealing more than 300 head of cattle that did not belong to them.

They did so--or so we were told--for the reason of protecting the desert tortoise. But then it was revealed that the Bureau of Land Management had shot far more desert tortoises than the Bundy cattle had even possibly destroyed. We were told they did it because the Bundys had broken federal laws by not paying what amounted to retroactive grazing fees to the federal government. But the Governor of the state of Nevada told us that Bundy had paid every ounce of state tax, met the state requirements, and their family had been improving the property more than 100 years previous.

Finally we were allowed to know the connection between a communist Chinese wind/solar power plant and its connection to that senator named Harry Reid. Evidently a plan had been hatched to use the Bundy property for a solar farm and instead of paying the Bundys, someone, somewhere in the administration believed it was easier to just take what they wanted.

That approach is at least consistent with the readily documented abuse of eminent domain where the government for any number of reasons--few of them valid--have taken to taking what doesn't belong to them. Americans then watch as it gets handed over to some multi-national corporation for the "cause" of the "greater good."

There were a few specific reasons why the feds chickened out in the Nevada desert though.

1. Technology - As the Bundy family members were abused, cameras captured it. Not television network cameras, but dozens of cell phone video devices that gave witness to a Bundy aunt being shoved to the ground, and a Bundy son being tazed. All of this while threatening protestors with dogs, brandished weapons and vehicles was captured, uploaded and made viral to the watching world.

2. States' Rights - As the drama unfolded it became clear that the Governor of Nevada, and the Sheriff of Clark County knew that Cliven Bundy's family had not only not broken any state law regarding the land, but that they had gone to the enth degree to insure compliance with Nevada laws on the property. The Governor and the Sheriff, to their credit, did not favor the feds as a more powerful party in the conflict. Though there must have been pressure from Senator Reid's office, the administration via the Bureau of Land Management, and local officials who were bought and sold like the Clark County Commissioner who told those coming to support the Bundys to have "funeral plans in place."

3. Grassroots Response - As other incidents have transpired in the past, the amount of time it took honest information to reach the grassroots and thus the response to the action came to slow. In the massacre in Waco, most of the nation had been sold a single narrative from the limited media outlets covering the events. Similarly the events surrounding the abduction of Elian Gonzales from his family in Florida and deportation to Cuba took place in such a response vacuum that by the time Americans knew the real story, the damage was done. With the Bundy ranch, internet outlets by the dozen had competing information with the limited "official news" being released by the networks, and in most cases the alternative sources had it correct and usually a full day or so ahead of the news cycle. By the time afternoon drive hit, when the network news rooms in New York were preparing their first stories, talk radio audiences had already been dialing their elected officials in Washington demanding action.

The majority of Americans saw through the efforts to spin the story in Nevada. Couple that with the leadership failures that the American people view the administration responsible for, from Benghazi to the Affordable Care Act, all it took was the unedited video of federal agents tazing Bundy's son, followed by his pulling the wires from his chest and continuing to stand his ground for there to be comparisons made to the American revolution.

It's also important to note that merely pulling back from the Bundy property hasn't settled the matter for the American people either.

The feds have stolen 352 head of cattle, and will not confirm or deny if they euthanized some or all of them. Recompense must be made. And to be candid, I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see if a few ambitious law firms don't try to convince the Bundy family of the validity of litigation.

Fortunately for the American people, the feds were not able to ultimately bully a simple rancher, not for a tortoise, a solar power plant, or a dirty Senator and his administration.

We owe the Bundy family a great deal of thanks for standing tall.

For if the federal government is allowed to do it with one, then there will be nothing stopping them from doing it again.