Thursday, December 31, 2015

Iraq threatens to use military option against Turkey if forced

As if things couldn't get any worse in the Middle East....boy, it sure is a lucky thing that the dimwits and sheep of America re-elected Obama in 2012.  Isn't it?

P.s.  Someone might want to tell Iraqi officials that they can't even handle an enemy force within their own borders at the moment before they open a war on a new front.

The story comes from DAWN.

Iraq threatens to use military option against Turkey if forced

BAGHDAD: Iraq's foreign minister said on Wednesday it could resort to military means if forced to defend itself from what it says is an intrusion of Turkish forces into part of its north.

Turkey said it had deployed a force protection unit earlier this month to the area due to heightened security risks near a camp where its troops were training an Iraqi militia to fight Islamic State insurgents. Ankara acknowledged that there had been a "miscommunication" with Baghdad over the deployment.

Iraqi security forces have had only a limited presence in Nineveh province where the camp is located since collapsing in June 2014 in the face of a lightning advance by Islamic State.

Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Iraq was committed to exhausting peaceful diplomatic avenues to avoid a crisis with its northern neighbour Turkey, but insisted that all options remained open.

"If there is no other solution but this (military), then we will adopt this solution. If we are forced to fight and defend our sovereignty and riches, we will be forced to fight," he told reporters in Baghdad.

Turkey's deployment of around 150 troops this month to the Bashiqa military base in northern Iraq prompted Baghdad to accuse Ankara of violating its sovereignty and lodge a formal complaint at the UN Security Council.

Turkey later withdrew some troops to another base inside the nearby autonomous Kurdistan region and said it would continue to pull out of Nineveh province, where Bashiqa is located. It did not say how many troops would be moved or where to.

After the diplomatic dispute flared, the base came under fire from Islamic State when militants fired rockets in an attack on Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the area. The Turkish military said its soldiers returned fire and four had been lightly wounded in the incident.

Baghdad's forces have regrouped and retrained with US help since the debacle at the hands of Islamic State 18 months ago and on Sunday retook the western provincial capital of Ramadi, their first big victory against the militants.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Britain's three types of anti-Semitism

From Israel National News.

Britain's three types of anti-Semitism

Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group Against Anti-Semitism in the British parliament and Labour Party member John Mann spoke at the British Limmud Conference Monday, addressing the issue of rising anti-Semitism in the UK and Europe to 3,000 young Jews.

Skyrocketing anti-Semitism in Britain "is a dangerous situation and very volatile, with very serious potential consequences," he said.

Mann addressed "three forms of anti-Semitism: Traditional anti-Semitism, anti-Semitism of the left and anti-Semitism from the Muslim community" - and vowed to fight them.

He also addressed a series of anti-Semitic remarks from Labour Party MP Gerald Kaufman, who accused Jews of using "Jewish money" to bribe the Conservative Party and also claimed that Israel is "fabricating" Palestinian terror attacks against Jews.

Mann vehemently condemned Kaufman as “a disgrace to parliament, a disgrace to the Labour Party and it’s a disgrace he is called the Father of the House." He vowed to speak with Labour Party chair Jeremy Corbyn over the issue.

Mann also visited the From Wisniew in Vilna to President St. in Jerusalem exhibit in Birmingham, which marks the achievements of former President Shimon Peres, and which was the fruit of efforts from Limmud FSU's Chaim Chesler.

During the visit, Mann spoke with Chesler and curator of the exhibition, Yoram Dori, who told Mann the story of Peres's grandfather, Zvi Meltzer, who was murdered in the Holocaust along with another 2,500 Jews during prayers in the synagogue.

Mann, who met with Peres during his visit to Israel, expressed shock over his story and said he would do everything he could in his capacity to "eradicate the effects of any kind of violence against the Jews of Britain and Europe in general."

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

ISIS and the "final war"

Western civilization has tried it's best over the past 100 years or so to rationalize Islam.  In the past 50 years, Western leaders and soothsayers have done their best to dress up Islam as a "religion of peace."  All of them have ignored history.  All of them have ignored prophecy.  It wasn't until the creation and coddling of the Islamic State that Westerners will now be forced to stand and fight or die as slaves.

The article comes from The Long War Journal.

Baghdadi claims ‘infidel nations’ are afraid of ‘final war’

The Islamic State has released a defiant new speech by Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. In the new audio message, which was posted online on Dec. 26, Baghdadi claims the West and its allies are afraid of an apocalyptic showdown in Iraq and Syria. He dares the US to wage a ground war.

The “Christian Crusaders and infidel nations,” with the “Jews behind them,” do not “dare come to the land to fight a small group of mujahideen,” Baghdadi says, according to a translation obtained by The Long War Journal.

The “infidels” have “learned that it is the final war, and after it, Allah permitting, we will strike them, and they will not strike us.” Once his enemies are defeated, Baghdadi says, “Islam will rule the world…until Judgment Day.” It is for this reason that the Islamic State’s foes supposedly “delay their arrival as much as possible.”

Instead of fighting the “caliphate’s” soldiers directly on the ground, Baghdadi claims the US and its allies dream of annihilating the Islamic State using “agents,” including “the Awakenings, apostates, the heretic Kurds, and herds of rejectionist cattle.”

The “Awakening” is a reference to the US-backed Sunni tribes that rose up against the Islamic State’s predecessor organization, al Qaeda in Iraq, during the height of America’s involvement in the Iraq war. The Islamic State’s leaders have expanded the term to include even rival jihadist organizations that reject Abu Bakr al Baghdadi’s claim to rule over the entire Muslim-majority world.

Baghdadi acknowledges that his “caliphate” is fighting against the “whole world,” but says no one should be surprised if his jihadists are victorious, because this would be a sign of Allah’s will. He also leaves open the possibility that his followers will “face even greater misfortunes,” as Allah has promised adversity for the true believers.

Baghdadi blasts the recently announced Saudi-led anti-terrorism coalition, which is intended to thwart the “caliphate’s” designs. If the alliance was truly Islamic, Baghdadi argues, then it would have announced its war on the Alawites in Bashar al Assad’s regime and their “Russian masters.” The alliance also should have announced “its disavowal of its Jewish-Crusader masters and made its objective killing Jews and the liberation of Palestine,” according to Baghdadi.

“Stand up against the tyrant and apostate people of [the Saudi coalition] and champion your brothers in the Levant, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, the Caucasus, Egypt, Libya, Somalia, the Philippines, Africa, Indonesia, Turkestan, Bangladesh, and everywhere,” Baghdadi tells his audience. The Islamic State has either established a presence, or is attempting to, in all of the locations he mentions.

The “caliphate’s” leader insists that all Muslims are confronted by a “Jewish-Crusader-Safavid alliance that is led by America and was devised by the Jews.” From Baghdadi’s perspective, the Crusaders include America, Europe and Russia. Safavid is a derogatory word that is used to describe Shiites and Iran. All of these parties have come together in a coalition to supposedly wage “war on Islam and Muslims.”

Muslims around the globe must support his project, Baghdadi argues, because it is “the spearhead in the conflict between the camp of belief and the camp of non-belief.” He sees “proof” of the “caliphate’s” divine mandate in the fact that “all of the forces of the infidels and apostates in the entire world” have “agreed to wage war on the Islamic State.”

Baghdadi tells his followers that the war between the Islamic State and the rest of the world is necessary, because it will leave the world divided into two camps. In the camp of faith, no hypocrite will be left standing. In the camp of hypocrisy, Baghdadi says, no believer will be found.

Despite the formidable opposition his men face, the Islamic State’s jihadists should be “confident in Allah’s victory.” The more “hardships” the Islamic State “suffers,” Baghdadi claims, the more its “ranks become ever more whole,” “stronger,” and “more resolute.”

Baghdadi knows that his organization has suffered some significant losses in Iraq and Syria over the course of the past year. But he urges his followers to be “patient,” for Allah has supposedly promised them victory in the end.

Monday, December 28, 2015

China adopts first counter-terrorism law

No one escapes the spread of death, violence and terror of Islam.

The story comes from Al Arabiya.

China adopts first counter-terrorism law

China adopted its first counter-terrorism law on Sunday after early drafts of the bill attracted strong criticism for provisions that may tighten media controls and threaten the intellectual property of foreign firms.

The legislation comes as Beijing wages a hard-hitting campaign to stamp out ethnic violence in its Xinjiang region and tries to tighten control over political dissent online and on the ground.

It is the “latest attempt to address terrorism at home and help maintain world security”, said the official Xinhua news agency.

Details of the bill, which was approved by the standing committee of the rubber-stamp legislature the National People’s Congress, were not immediately available.

Xinjiang, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority group, has been plagued by unrest in recent years, prompting China to launch a police crackdown on separatist “terrorists” it says are behind the violence.

In an attempt to control online communications which the government says have contributed to the violence, drafts of the new law have included provisions which could require tech firms to install “back doors” in products or turn over encryption keys to Beijing.

Both are seen as potential threats to freedom of expression and to intellectual property.

The United States has repeatedly expressed concern about the requirements, with President Barack Obama saying he raised the issue with President Xi Jinping during his September trip to Washington.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said last week the new law would “not have any restriction on the lawful activities of enterprises. It will not leave back doors, and it will not impede freedom of expression online or the intellectual property rights of enterprises”.

The bill comes as Beijing silences critics of its Xinjiang policies, especially those who say violence by Uighurs is a reaction to government discrimination and controls over their culture and religion.

Last week a court imposed a three-year suspended prison sentence on civil rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, partly for posts on his social media account that “incited ethnic hatred” between Uighurs and the Han majority ethnic group.

One of these suggested that the government was partly to blame for rising inter-ethnic violence.

Days later Beijing declined to renew the visa of French journalist Ursula Gauthier after she refused to apologies for writing an article that expressed similar sentiments.

Sunday, December 27, 2015


Nothing Says "Merry Christmas" Like Muslims Slaughtering Christians in the Philippines on Christmas Day

The "tolerant" and "peaceful" Muslims of the Philippines helped the country's Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ by slaughtering 14 of them.

The story comes from Times of India.

14 killed in Muslim rebel attacks in southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines: A Philippine military spokeswoman says Christmas attacks by Muslim rebels against Christian communities in the country's volatile south have left at least 14 people dead.

Regional military spokeswoman Capt. Joan Petinglay says the dead included nine Christian villagers gunned down by Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter insurgents and at least five rebels killed by government forces in clashes in the provinces of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao and North Cotabato.

Petinglay says around 200 rebels took part in the attacks. She says the military learned about the impending attacks and secured towns and villages and warned villagers not to venture out, preventing a larger number of casualties.

The rebels broke off from the larger Moro Islamic Liberation Front when the latter entered into peace talks with the government.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Top Ten Names of Criminals In Denmark All Arabic

The story comes from Breitbart/London via The Religion of Peace.

REPORT: Arab-Named Men Most Likely To Be Criminals In Denmark

Criminal statistic research by the University of Copenhagen shows that in Denmark the top-ten criminal forenames in the country for men are all Arabic origin.

The research, which took in how likely an individual with any given forename was to have a criminal record assessed men and women’s names separately. While female names were more evenly distributed and predominantly were popular in Eastern and Balkan Europe, the top ten male names were entirely of origin in majority-Muslim nations.

The male name most likely to have achieved a criminal record is ‘Alaa’, an Arabic name related to Aladdin that translates as ‘Allah’s Servant’. Remarkably, one in five of all Alaa’s in Denmark have a criminal record. Alaa is followed by the popular Turkish forename ‘Ferhat’, and the Arabic ‘Walid’.

Many of the names on the male list come from the Lebanon, Morocco, and Somalia, reports Metroxpress.

Explaining the results, Michael Lerche Nielsen of the University of Copenhagen said among migrants a small number of very similar names was very common, which intensified the concentration of criminal Alaa’s.

Yet this does not change the fact that crime is twice as high among migrants and the children of migrants, according to figures from Statistics Denmark.

While the male migrant criminals are responsible for more serious offences, the Eastern and Balkan European women were more often arrested for petty crime, said researcher Gerd Battrup.

He remarked: “Here you find shop thieves. The shoplifters with the wheeled shopping trolleys”.

Despite eastern Europeans occupying the top spots in the women’s league, on average eastenr Europeans as a whole were not only significantly less criminal than Muslim migrants, but they were less likely to be convicted for crime than ethnic Danes too.

Regardless at the other end of the scale for the least likely to be convicted of crime, traditional Danish names dominate. Traditional women’s names such as Rigmore (0.1 per cent), Amalie (0.6 per cent), and Anni (0.7 per cent) are safe bets for parents who would see their children keep on the straight and narrow.

For men Liam (0.2 per cent), Egon (0.9 per cent), and Peter (2.2 per cent) are among the least likely to be convicted.

Friday, December 25, 2015

The Christ Is Born

Psalms 72:11 May all kings fall down before him, all nations serve him!


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Cameroon Troops' Seach For Boko Haram Goes Berserk, 70 Innocent Civilians Slaughtered

Talk about the epitome of effective Islamic terror - the troops of Cameroon, entered a Nigerian village looking for Boko Haram, desperate to find the terror group and ended up slaughtering 70 villagers who could not product any terrorists for the Cameroon troops.  There you have it - Boko Haram terrorizes a village, it sees to the murder of 70 innocents and never lifted a finger to do it.

The story comes from DAWN.

Cameroon troops chase insurgents, kill 70 civilians, says Nigerians

ABUJA: Cameroonian troops have killed at least 70 residents while chasing Boko Haram insurgents in the Gwoza area of Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, fleeing villagers said.

Troops entered Kirawa-Jimni village on Sunday, asked where Boko Haram insurgents were and started shooting, residents said.

"We didn't know what was going on but the Cameroonian troops suddenly appeared and began to ask us for Boko Haram terrorists," said Muhammed Abba, a resident of the village and deputy commander of a local group of civilians set up to fight the extremists in Gwoza.

"Before we could say a word, they started firing. That scared most of us and we began to run."

Abba said that when people returned Monday, they found 70 corpses littering the ground.

The Borno state spokesman for a civilian self-defence group, Abbas Gava, confirmed the reports, saying he received calls from residents of Ashigashiya village near the border with Cameroon.

"They said the soldiers were in hot pursuit of the Boko Haram terrorists who ran into Kirawa-Jimni. The soldiers did not waste time upon arrival as they immediately opened fire on the villagers," he said.

Kirawa-Jimni is a border community near Cameroon, located around the area where Boko Haram insurgents once held sway.

Many Gwoza residents who had fled to Maiduguri and Yola say the insurgents are still very present in the area.

Cameroonian troops also chased Boko Haram fighters into Nigerian territory on November 30, killing at least 150 people, burning huts and forcing people out of their communities, Nigerians said.

Cameroon's government denied the charges, saying the military is trained to respect human rights.

It said it had also carried out a coordinated operation on several border villages around Lake Chad November 27 to November 29, freeing 900 people held by extremists.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Wrath of G_d Rained Down On Satan's Own, Samir Quntar

Samir Quntar, the Lebanese son of Satan...the "man" that Israel released from prison so they could recover the tortured bodies of IDF soldiers Regev and Goldwasser from Hezbollah, has been struck down and killed by none other than the hand of G_d.  It is my assertion that not a minute has gone by in all of the years since Quntar was released that Israel has not tracked every move of Quntar and sought tirelessly for the one moment when vengeance could be dealt.  And it was.

Read this portion of the article from The Long War Journal on how Samir Quntar was killed and tell me, that the Heavens didn't aid in this eye for an eye act of retribution:

According to reports of sources close to Hezbollah, two Israeli F-15I strike fighters took off from Hatzerim Airbase in the Negev and headed north. When they reached the Sea of Galilee, the Israeli pilots fired four SPICE 2000 smart bombs and struck the building outside of Damascus in which Quntar was located. The smart bombs traveled approximately 56 miles before striking Quntar and his Hezbollah contingent. Syrian military radar did not pick up the entry of the SPICE bombs until they were nine miles away from their target in Jarmana.
According to reports, the Israeli jets never crossed over the 1974 Israeli-Syrian ceasefire lines. Syrian Army observatories noticed them flying over the Sea of Galilee before releasing their ordinance, all the while within Israeli territory.

Before we leave this vile human being to be gorged on by the worms, let me remind you of just what Samir Quntar did on that evening long ago when he and his Hezbollah jihadis snuck into Israel.  When Quntar and his gang broke into the home of Israel husband and father, Danny Haran, Danny and his 4 year old daughter were taken from the home to a beach.  Danny Haran's wife had been able to sneak herself and her 2 year old daughter into a crawlspace and evade Quntar finding them.  On the beach, after a shootout with Israeli police, Samir Quntar shot Danny Haran in the back, killing him in front of his 4 year old daughter.  Then Quntar dragged Haran's body to the sea to drown him to be sure of his death.  Then Quntar walked back onto the beach and dragged the 4 year old girl down to the rocks and pummeled her face into those rocks...and ending his mission of Satan by crushing her skull with the butt of his rifle.

But Samir Quntar was convicted of 3 murders that night.  You see, when Danny Haran's wife was in hiding with her 2 year old daughter, and Quntar and the others searched high and low for them, the tiny little girl was terrified and tried to scream.  Her mother did all she could to keep her precious girl from revealing their hiding place.  Danny Haran's 2 year old daughter Yael, died that night as well as her mother accidentally suffocated her while trying to hide her screams so she could live.

Enjoy your spot in Hell, Quntar.  And for eternity, understand that Israel, the blood of the Haran's and the Hand of G_d put you there.

Israeli Air Force kills notorious Hezbollah commander in Syria

The Israeli Air Force reportedly carried out an airstrike in Syria that killed Samir Quntar, a notorious Hezbollah member, and nine others on Dec. 19. Quntar was likely a mid-level Hezbollah operative directing some of the group’s operations in southern Syria. He achieved notoriety for carrying out an attack in Israel’s northern city of Nahariya in 1979, during which he murdered an Israeli father and his four-year-old child, subsequently becoming a symbol within Hezbollah.

According to reports of sources close to Hezbollah, two Israeli F-15I strike fighters took off from Hatzerim Airbase in the Negev and headed north. When they reached the Sea of Galilee, the Israeli pilots fired four SPICE 2000 smart bombs and struck the building outside of Damascus in which Quntar was located. The smart bombs traveled approximately 56 miles before striking Quntar and his Hezbollah contingent. Syrian military radar did not pick up the entry of the SPICE bombs until they were nine miles away from their target in Jarmana.

According to reports, the Israeli jets never crossed over the 1974 Israeli-Syrian ceasefire lines. Syrian Army observatories noticed them flying over the Sea of Galilee before releasing their ordinance, all the while within Israeli territory.

Reports indicate that Quntar had been living in that building for the past year and that he had arrived at the apartment early that Dec. 19 morning, spending 12 hours there before the Israeli missiles struck. The apartment in which he was killed by the Israeli strike was is said to have served as Quntar’s operations room. Among the others killed in the attack were two individuals identified as either Mohammad or Tayseer Na’so, a commander and companion of Quntar, and Farhan Al-Shaalan, the commander of the Syrian Resistance to Liberate the Golan established by Hezbollah approximately two years ago.

Both Israel and the Assad regime in Damascus have remained silent on the operation, leaving statements made by pro-Hezbollah media as the only source of information on the strike. However, Free Syrian Army elements calling themselves the “Knights of the Houran Brigade” tried to claim responsibility for killing Quntar. This claim that was vehemently denied by Hezbollah’s Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah in his speech on Dec. 21.

The reason for Israel’s assassination of Quntar on Sunday remain elusive. However, some have claimed that the assassination was meant to disrupt future attacks being planned by Quntar, and not as a revenge killing for the 1979 terrorist attack in Nahariya which earned him infamy in Israel.

Over the past few years, Quntar has been reportedly working to establish a pro-Hezbollah fighting force in the Golan Heights, though some sources claim that his activities were neither sponsored nor planned by Hezbollah, but by its Iranian patrons. These sources claim that Quntar had, to some extent, retired from Hezbollah and became a hired hand for the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Gurds Corps – Qods Force, trying to establish a terror infrastructure in the Syrian Golan. The focus of his activities was namely in the Druze town of Al-Hader, the last major Assad regime outpost in the area. Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps operatives also helped Quntar establish an operations room in the greater Damascus area from which to coordinate attacks against Israel.

However, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, relying on sources “close to Hezbollah,” claimed in August that Quntar was commanding Hezbollah operations in the Syrian Golan Heights and was assigned by the organization to oversee the affairs of Syrian Hezbollah and act as its liaison with the Syrian regime and its mother organization, Lebanese Hezbollah. The sources noted at the time that, despite the fact that Syrian Hezbollah possessed an organization, financial and operation structure, the fighters destined to operate under its command were still spread out among various militias and were awaiting orders to unify under its command.

Quntar was also tasked with recruiting Druze in the Golan Heights and southern Syria to fight the Israelis. He was reportedly establishing cells that would plant bombs on the border, fire rockets into Israel, and carry out cross-border infiltrations into Israel from Syria.

Quntar’s funerary procession demonstrated his importance to Hezbollah as a “symbol of the resistance.” The distinctive yellow flag of Hezbollah draped the coffin of the so-called “Dean of Lebanese Prisoners,” while his eulogy and funeral services were delivered by Hashem Safieddine, the chairman of Hezbollah’s executive council and Hassan Nasrallah’s heir apparent. Shortly after his release by Israel in 2008, rumors circulated that Quntar had abandoned the Druze faith of his birth and had converted to Shi’a Islam. Multiple facts indicate the veracity of these rumors, including his rise within the ranks of Hezbollah – normally reserved for Shi’a only. He was also accorded a Shi’a funeral and was buried in the Shi’a Rawdat al-Hawraa Zainab graveyard. Quntar also married Zeinab Berjawi after his release – a devout Shi’a Muslim from a prominent Shi’a family – a matter that would have been religiously and socially unacceptable had he remained a Druze, and fathered a son named “Ali.”

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Norway To Teach Muslim "Refugees" That Rape Isn't a Good Thing

The madness of Europe - a case study in political correctness, multiculturalism and national suicide.

“Men have weaknesses and when they see someone smiling it is difficult to control,” Mr. Kelifa said, explaining that in his own country, Eritrea, “if someone wants a lady he can just take her and he will not be punished,” at least not by the police.

The story comes from the New York Times.

Norway Offers Migrants a Lesson in How to Treat Women

SANDNES, Norway — When he first arrived in Europe, Abdu Osman Kelifa, a Muslim asylum seeker from the Horn of Africa, was shocked to see women in skimpy clothes drinking alcohol and kissing in public. Back home, he said, only prostitutes do that, and in locally made movies couples “only hug but never kiss.”

Confused, Mr. Kelifa volunteered to take part in a pioneering and, in some quarters, controversial program that seeks to prevent sexual and other violence by helping male immigrants from societies that are largely segregated or in which women show neither flesh nor public affection to adapt to more open European societies.

Fearful of stigmatizing migrants as potential rapists and playing into the hands of anti-immigrant politicians, most European countries have avoided addressing the question of whether men arriving from more conservative societies might get the wrong idea once they move to places where it can seem as if anything goes.

But, with more than a million asylum seekers arriving in Europe this year, an increasing number of politicians and also some migrant activists now favor offering coaching in European sexual norms and social codes.

Mr. Kelifa, 33, attended the education program at an asylum center in this town near the western Norwegian city of Stavanger. Like similar courses now underway in the village of Lunde and elsewhere in Norway, it was voluntary and was organized around weekly group discussions of rape and other violence.

The goal is that participants will “at least know the difference between right and wrong,” said Nina Machibya, the Sandnes center’s manager.

A course manual sets out a simple rule that all asylum seekers need to learn and follow: “To force someone into sex is not permitted in Norway, even when you are married to that person.”

It skirts the issue of religious differences, noting that while Norway has long been largely Christian, it is “not religion that sets the laws” and that, whatever a person’s faith, “the rules and laws nevertheless have to be followed.”

In Denmark, lawmakers are pushing to have such sex education included in mandatory language classes for refugees. The German region of Bavaria, the main entry point to Germany for asylum seekers, is already experimenting with such classes at a shelter for teenage migrants in the town of Passau.

Norway, however, has been leading the way. Its immigration department mandated that such programs be offered nationwide in 2013, and hired a nonprofit foundation, Alternative to Violence, to train refugee center workers in how to organize and conduct classes on sexual and other forms of violence. The government provided funding for two years to pay for interpreters for the classes and is now reviewing the results and whether to extend its support.

“The biggest danger for everyone is silence,” said Per Isdal, a clinical psychologist in Stavanger who works with the foundation, which developed the program Mr. Kelifa attended in Sandes.

Many refugees “come from cultures that are not gender equal and where women are the property of men,” Mr. Isdal said. “We have to help them adapt to their new culture.”

The first such program to teach immigrants about local norms and how to avoid misreading social signals was initiated in Stavanger, the center of Norway’s oil industry and a magnet for migrants, after a series of rapes from 2009 to 2011.

Henry Ove Berg, who was Stavanger’s police chief during the spike in rape cases, said he supported providing migrants sex education because “people from some parts of the world have never seen a girl in a miniskirt, only in a burqa.” When they get to Norway, he added, “something happens in their heads.”

He said, “there was a link but not a very clear link” between the rape cases and the city’s immigrant community. According to the state broadcaster, NRK, which reviewed court documents, only three of 20 men found guilty in those cases were native Norwegians, the rest immigrants.

The claim that refugees and immigrants in general are prone to commit rape has become a main rallying cry of anti-migrant activists across Europe, with each case of sexual violence by a newcomer presented as evidence of an imported scourge.

Hege Storhaug, a former Norwegian journalist who runs Human Rights Service, an organization fiercely critical of Islam, has seized on the issue to rally public opposition to refugees, asserting on her group’s website that Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany had opened the way to an “epidemic of rape” with her welcoming approach to migrants.

Norway, like most European countries, does not break down crime statistics by ethnicity or religion. A 2011 report by Norway’s state statistical bureau noted that “immigrants are overrepresented in the crime statistics” but suggested that this was not due to cultural differences but because many of the immigrants were young men.

“It should not be surprising if groups with large proportions of young males have higher crime rates than groups with large proportions elderly women,” the report said.

Hanne Kristin Rohde, a former head of the violent crime section of the Oslo Police Department, said she ran into a wall of hostility when, in 2011 while still in the police force, she blamed sexual violence by foreign men on cultural factors and went public with data suggesting that immigrants committed a hugely disproportionate number of rapes.

“This was a big problem but it was difficult to talk about it,” Ms. Rohde said recently, asserting that there was “a clear statistical connection” between sexual violence and male migrants from countries where “women have no value of their own.” The taboo, she added, has since eased somewhat.

“There are lots of men who haven’t learned that women have value,” said Ms. Rohde, who wants mandatory sexual conduct classes for all new male migrants. “This is the biggest problem, and it is a cultural problem.”

But many question whether there is a clear link between migrants and crime. Last month, the German interior minister, Thomas de Maizière, said that asylum seekers were no more prone to crime, including sexual violence, than Germans.

“In general, the available recent trend findings show that refugees commit just as few or as many crimes as groups of the local population,” he said.

Mr. Kelifa, the African asylum seeker, said he still had a hard time accepting that a wife could accuse her husband of sexual assault. But he added that he had learned how to read previously baffling signals from women who wear short skirts, smile or simply walk alone at night without an escort.

“Men have weaknesses and when they see someone smiling it is difficult to control,” Mr. Kelifa said, explaining that in his own country, Eritrea, “if someone wants a lady he can just take her and he will not be punished,” at least not by the police.

Norway, he said, treats women differently. “They can do any job from prime minister to truck driver and have the right to relax” in bars or on the street without being bothered, he added.

Mr. Isdal, the Stavanger psychologist, said refugees, particularly those traumatized by war, represent a “risk group” that is not predestined to violent crime but that does need help to cope with a new and alien environment.

The program he helped design focuses on getting newly arrived refugees to open up about their attitudes toward sex, through discussions in small groups supervised by a monitor, usually a native Norwegian. A manual prepared for the course includes sections on “Norwegian laws and values,” as well as violence against children and women.

A class held on Wednesday in Lunde, a village southwest of Oslo, focused on differing perceptions of “honor” and how violence that might be seen as honorable in some cultures is shameful and also illegal in Norway.

A rival program, developed by a private company called Hero Norge, which runs asylum centers under a contract with the government, also promotes discussion as the best way to expose and break down views that can lead to trouble.

Hero Norge’s teaching material studiously avoids casting migrants in a bad light and instead presents a fictional character called Arne, a native Norwegian, as a model of predatory behavior. The main immigrant character, a 27-year-old called Hassan, is, by contrast, introduced as a “good man” who is “honest and well liked.”

In one episode, Arne, the Norwegian, tells Hassan he plans to ply a young woman with alcoholic drinks “to soften her up.” People taking the course are asked questions such as: “How should Hassan react?” “What do you think Arne means when he says he wants to ‘soften her up?’ ” “Is it O.K. to ‘soften someone up’ with alcohol?”

Berit Harr, a course monitor at a refugee center in Ha, a coastal village south of Stavanger, said it was important to avoid making migrants feel as if they were under suspicion while getting them to talk about their own views on relations between the sexes.

“It is difficult to talk about sex,” she said. But, she added, doing so can help refugees navigate potentially dangerous situations in a strange land.

“It is normal here for boys and girls to be friends,” she said. “Smiling and flirting are normal. It doesn’t mean anything. If a girl is drunk it does not mean she is willing to do anything.”

Monday, December 21, 2015

Photo of the Day: TinkleBell

Hat tip and major kudos to: DougM @Sondrakistan


Taliban Suicide Bomber On Motorbike Hits NATO Patrol In Afghanistan, 6 NATO Troops Killed (Taliban Say It Was 19 American Troops)

If I ever have hoped for a Taliban lie, it is going to be about this news story as news reports say 6 NATO troops were killed in a Taliban suicide bombing outside of Bagram Air Base but the Taliban spokesman says they killed 19 American troops.

Get those prayers going folks.

The story comes from DAWN.

Suicide attack on US-Afghan patrol kills six Nato soldiers

KABUL: At least six Nato soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber on a motorbike attacked a joint US-Afghan patrol near Bagram air base in Afghanistan on Monday.

Brig Gen William Shoffner, head of public affairs at Nato's Resolute Support base in the Afghan capital Kabul, said that three foreign troops were also wounded in the attack.

However, in a tweet, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility and said 19 US soldiers had been killed and a number wounded.

The Nato headquarters in Kabul confirmed there had been a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack near Bagram Air Base and said it was under investigation.

Shoffner said the attack happened at around 1.30 pm local time in the vicinity of the base, which is the biggest US military facility in Afghanistan. Nato could not confirm the nationality of the dead, according to policy.

Bagram District Governor Abdul Shukur Qudusi also confirmed the incident and the number of casualties.

The police chief of Parwan province said three Afghan policemen had been wounded in the attack.

He said he was not authorised to give details on foreign troop casualties.

Bagram, around 40 km to the north of the Afghan capital, Kabul, is one of the main bases for the 9,800 US troops left in Afghanistan after international troops ended combat operations last year.

The attack comes just over a week after suicide attacks on Kandahar air base in southern Afghanistan and on a Spanish embassy guest house in Kabul, underlining the Taliban's ability to hit high-profile targets linked to the U.S.-backed government.

On Monday, Taliban forces in Helmand closed in on the district of Sangin as they tightened their grip on the volatile southern province.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Video: How About You Tell Us WHAT Information You DO Have With You?

Hat Tip: Henry Bowman

Pakistani Taliban Say Islamic State's al-Baghdadi Ain't No Caliph

Like I've said in the past, when it finally gets to that momentous showdown between ISIS and the Taliban, it's gonna be glorious - well worthy of pay-per-view.  Hopefully, every last one of them on both sides will face extermination.

The story comes from Al Arabiya.

Pakistan Taliban reject ISIS leader’s claim to be ‘caliph’

Pakistan’s Taliban have rejected Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s claim to be the global leader of all Muslims, the movement said in a statement seen by Reuters on Saturday.

The Pakistani Taliban's statement comes after a similar rejection by the Afghan Taliban following pledges of allegiance from low-level commanders of both Islamist movements to the Middle East-based ISIS.

Last year, ISIS, an al Qaeda offshoot, proclaimed its leader as "caliph" - the head of the state. Al-Baghdadi aspires to establish a global caliphate with himself at its head.

The latest statement from the Pakistani Taliban comes amid speculation that the movement’s leadership, whose goal is to topple the government of prime minister Nawaz Sharif and set up a sharia state, is actually wary of ISIS, which is driven by different ambitions that have little to do with South Asia.

“Baghdadi is not Khalifa (caliph) because in Islam, Khalifa means that he has command over all the Muslim world, while Baghdadi has no such command; he has command over a specific people and territory,” the Pakistan Taliban said in a statement.

“Baghdadi is not an Islamic Khalifa because his selection is not according to Islamic rules,” the statement said, adding that the ISIS leader had little control in Muslim countries like Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Afghanistan.

The Pakistani Taliban operate separately from the Afghan insurgents of the same name, but are loosely aligned with them.
Late last year, a few breakaway factions of the Pakistani Taliban declared allegiance to ISIS and ordered militants across the region to join its campaign to set up a global Islamic caliphate.

Pakistani authorities say ISIS has no financial ties with any Pakistani group. But there are concerns about further turmoil in the region as U.S.-led foreign troops withdraw from Afghanistan, with groups like the Haqqani network and ISIS likely to exploit the security vacuum.

The entry of ISIS, while its numbers remain small, will also complicate Pakistan's fight against indigenous Islamist militants fighting to overthrow the government.

The Pakistani Taliban have been beset by bitter internal rivalries in the recent past, with the influential Mehsud tribal faction of the group refusing to accept the authority of Mullah Fazlullah, who came to power in late 2013.

ISIS, in an effort to extend its global reach, could exploit these rivalries to its advantage, wading into a region ripe with fierce anti-Western ideology and full of young unemployed men ready to take up guns and fight for Islam.

In its latest statement, the Pakistani Taliban, like the Afghan Taliban, also condemn the ‘barbarity’ of ISIS’s rule.

“Baghdadi’s caliphate is not Islamic because in a real caliphate you provide real justice while Baghdadi’s men kill many innocent mujahideen (fighters) of other groups,” the statement said.

Earlier this year, the Afghan Taliban sent a letter to al-Baghdadi to stop recruiting in Afghanistan, saying there is room for only “one flag, one leadership” in their fight to re-establish strict Islamist rule.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Video: ISIS Through the Eyes of a Yazidi Woman

Federal judge rebukes CAIR in 'Muslim Mafia' case

Nice try, CAIR.  What are you going to do now?  Blow up more Americans?

The story comes from WND.

Federal judge rebukes CAIR in 'Muslim Mafia' case

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled Thursday that the Council on American-Islamic Relations – a group founded by the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. – has no legal basis to claim its reputation was damaged by an undercover investigation documenting its ties to global jihad.

As WND reported, CAIR filed suit in 2009 against former federal investigator Dave Gaubatz and his son, Chris Gaubatz, after their findings were published in the WND Books expose, “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America.”

In its lawsuit, which is scheduled to go to trial, CAIR originally alleged it suffered damages after the younger Gaubatz, posing as an intern, obtained access to some 12,000 pages of CAIR internal documents under false pretenses and made recordings of officials and employees without consent.

CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator in the nation’s largest terror-funding case, complained of the loss of donor revenue and the loss of contact with legislators and policymakers.

But when asked by defendants in the discovery process to identify its donors and name the lawmakers it has contacted, CAIR replied by stating it was no longer claiming damage to its reputation.

U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said CAIR’s filing of a motion to reopen discovery so it can depose an expert witness on the economic impact of damages to CAIR’s reputation is “too late in the game.”

Furthermore, she said, CAIR itself has chosen three times not to claim damage to its reputation.

In March, Kollar-Kotelly ordered that the defendants’ motion for summary judgment – which would resolve the case based on the merits – be granted in part and denied in part. In August, she rejected a request by the defendants to reconsider her denial of summary judgment regarding one of the claims and avoid a trial. The claim is that Chris Gaubatz violated the federal and D.C. wiretap acts when he recorded video and audio of his conversations while serving as a CAIR intern.

If you support WND’s fight to expose CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood, please consider a donation to the WND Legal Defense Fund for court fights like this one – which must be one if America is to remain free – and safe.

Attorney Daniel Horowitz, who represents the Gaubatzes, has insisted that “exposing CAIR as a criminal organization does not give them the right to sue for being exposed in that manner.”

“The case is a vendetta by CAIR against people who exposed their Muslim Brotherhood connection,” he told WND after Kollar-Kotelly’s ruling Thursday. “They seem have unlimited foreign money, but we have an unlimited will to resist.”

While WND is not a target of the lawsuit, the news organization has provided the attorneys for Chris and Dave Gaubatz, a co-author of “Muslim Mafia.”

“This legal fight has been dragging on for years,” said Joseph Farah, founder and chief executive officer of WND. “We are only involved in this case to defend the First Amendment, the intrepid and courageous work of one of our authors and to expose CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood tentacles operating with impunity inside the U.S.”

Farah said the “tragic story of this case is that no one else was willing to step forward and pay for the world-class defense team we assembled, including famed First Amendment attorney Martin Garbus of the Pentagon Papers case and Dan Horowitz, one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in the country when it comes to CAIR.”

“This was one of several major victories they have scored in this historic case,” he said.

‘Ample evidence’

“Muslim Mafia” documents CAIR’s support of jihad, recounting its origin as a front group for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, the worldwide movement that has stated its intent to transform the U.S. into a Saudi-style Islamic state.

Horowitz previously told WND a trial will likely be set for next year, and the case will not settle unless CAIR dismisses and pays the Gaubatzes’ attorney’s fees.

WND reported that Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson has called for an investigation of CAIR, and the White House invited a CAIR executive to a meeting on battling religious discrimination. WND reported in October that CAIR’s problems with the IRS, exposed in “Muslim Mafia,” were noted by Carson.

More than a dozen CAIR leaders have been charged or convicted of terrorism-related crimes.

FBI wiretap evidence from the Holy Land case showed CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad was at an October 1993 meeting of Hamas leaders and activists in Philadelphia. CAIR, according to the evidence, was born out of a need to give a “media twinkle” to the Muslim leaders’ agenda of supporting violent jihad abroad while slowly institutionalizing Islamic law in the U.S.

As WND reported in 2010, a federal judge later determined that the Justice Department provided “ample evidence” to designate CAIR as an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator, affirming the Muslim group has been involved in “a conspiracy to support Hamas.”

Friday, December 18, 2015

The Whole Truth Comes Out About the San Bernardino Jihadis

Hey, it would have taken the American media about 9 months to reveal the truth about the jihadis who shot up San Bernardino.  Luckily, we have real journalists in this country who seek the truth. 

Like The Long War Journal.

San Bernardino terrorists allegedly studied AQAP’s Inspire magazine, pledged allegiance to Baghdadi

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that it has brought charges against Enrique Marquez Jr., “a longtime friend of Syed Rizwan Farook, the male shooter in the San Bernardino, California” terrorist attack.

Marquez was charged “with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists based upon his role in terrorist plotting with Farook in 2011 and 2012, the unlawful purchase of the two assault rifles used in the deadly shooting two weeks ago and defrauding immigration authorities by entering into a sham marriage with a member of Farook’s family.”

Marquez has not been charged with playing any direct role in the Dec. 2 massacre at the Inland Regional Center, where 14 people were killed and more than 20 others injured.

The most interesting details in the DOJ’s announcement concern the evolution of the San Bernardino terrorist’s jihadist beliefs.

According to the DOJ, Farook was initially influenced by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)’s Inspire magazine and the teachings of Anwar al Awlaki, who was killed in a US drone strike in 2011. But on the day of the attack, Farook and his wife, Tafsheen Malik, apparently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State’s Abu Bakr al Baghdadi on social media.

AQAP remains loyal to Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s overall leader, and is opposed to the Islamic State’s self-declared “caliphate.” Yet, it appears that both organizations played a role in wooing the couple to the jihadist ideology. The Islamic State’s stunning successes in 2014, when the organization captured large swaths of Iraq, may have captured their attention. Many jihadist recruits began to support Baghdadi’s group, because of its battlefield gains and claim to rule as a legitimate Islamic authority.

Farook “introduced Marquez to radical Islamic ideology” after helping Marquez convert to Islam, according to DOJ. Farook expressed his “disdain towards Muslims” in the US military “who killed other Muslims,” and discussed “the extremist views of the now-deceased imam and Islamic lecturer Anwar al [Awlaki].”

Awlaki encouraged Muslims in the US military to attack their fellow soldiers, citing their participation in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Awlaki portrayed US forces as the aggressor, saying American soldiers were killing Muslims and it was the duty of any Muslim in the US or elsewhere to retaliate. In reality, al Qaeda and its branch in Iraq at the time were responsible for significant Muslim casualties.

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who killed 13 people and wounded 32 more during a shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas in Nov. 2009, is the most infamous of Awlaki’s disciples. Hasan believed, as Awlaki advocated, that his fellow soldiers should be punished for participating in the 9/11 wars overseas.

After introducing Marquez to Islam, according to the DOJ, Farook “provided Marquez with radical Islamic materials.” By 2011, “Marquez spent most of his time at Farook’s residence listening to lectures and watching videos involving radical Islamic content.” The jihadist propaganda they shared included AQAP’s Inspire Magazine, which has consistently encouraged attacks by individual jihadists with no formal connections to terrorist groups, and “videos produced by” Shabaab.

Both AQAP and Shabaab are official regional branches of al Qaeda’s international organization.

In August 2011, “Farook informed Marquez of his interest in joining AQAP in Yemen.” Later that same year, the pair allegedly began to plot terrorist attacks using pipe bombs and other weapons. They considered targeting the “library or cafeteria at Riverside Community College (RCC), where both men had been students” and vehicles on a highway.

They plotted into 2012, but decided not to act. However, forensic testing has confirmed that “two rifles” Marquez purchased for Farook during this period “were used in the attack” on the Inland Regional Center.

Farook and Malik built improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to use in their terrorist attacks. Investigators found that Marquez purchased a “smokeless powder” in 2011 and he has “allegedly stated” to authorities that it was to be used in an “explosive device.” A search of Farook’s residence “led to the discovery” of this same “smokeless powder.”

In interviews with authorities, Marquez “described his familiarity with the use of remote-control devices to detonate IEDs, and said he and Farook reviewed instructions on how to make IEDs that were in Inspire Magazine.” A remote-controlled IED, described as a “pipe bomb constructed out of three galvanized steel pipes and smokeless powder that was armed and ready to detonate,” was discovered in the Inland Regional Center. And a “remote control was found in the sports utility vehicle” used by Farook and Malik as well.

Investigators found that on “the morning of the shooting, a Facebook account associated with Malik searched for materials related to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).”

Not long after the shooting, a “post on a Facebook page associated with Malik” contained the following oath: “We pledge allegiance to Khalifa bu bkr al bhaghdadi al quraishi.”

The US government has determined that this was an oath of allegiance to Baghdadi, who is often addressed as Khalifa Abu Bakr al Baghdadi al Quraishi.

The Islamic State encourages its followers to swear allegiance to Baghdadi before dying, because his “caliphate” is supposedly the only legitimate Islamic authority in the world today. The jihadists argue that if a Muslim dies in a state of “disobedience,” then the fires of hell await. The Islamic State has made this argument repeatedly in its English-language Dabiq magazine, which is very similar to AQAP’s Inspire. [See LWJ report, Why the Islamic State tells supporters to swear allegiance before dying.]

Therefore, the San Bernardino terrorists’ oath of fealty to Baghdadi is consistent with what the Islamic State tells its supporters to do.