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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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Posted on 10/22/2014 6:17 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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In the Islamic State, the Diwan of Knowledge issues its curriculum guidelines and dress code.

Details here.

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Posted on 10/22/2014 6:13 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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And while Muslims will wince at the spectacle --to be repeated over and over again -- of the convert to Islam (and converts to Islam are almost all from the socially and psychically marginal, for they are exactly the kind of people attracted to a Faith that is full of violence and aggression, that justifies their own behavior against the circumambient Infidels, and that provides a Total Explanation of the Universe and a Complete Regulation of Life. That's exactly what such people want. Solemn studies, with multi-million dollar government grants, not always handed out to the right people  (see Mia Bloom, who has tripled her salary, as one more "terrorism expert" (because she wrote an idiotic book, that makes her an expert), now getting in on that just-awared government grant to a center at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell ) will eventually have to come to this understanding and conclusion. But anyone should be able to figure it out.

 

And meanwhile there is nothing those born into Islam, who want to stay in the West, and whom there is no reason to trust will not continue to defend Islam by misrepresenting it to non-Muslims, will have to see convert after convert kill or attempt to kill, and have to issue or utter those same statements, that no longer fool anyone, of horror and shock, and incomprehension, as to how anyone might think Islam has anything to do with this.

But it won't end.
And even the dullest and the most resistant -- save for the most fanatical of those who insist that we must, at all costs, be "tolerant" no matter what it means for our own safety, or our own laws and customs, or our own understanding of history, or our own cultural coherence --will begin to see Islam as the quickest-minded, even if they had not made Islam their sole or main subject of study,  did long ago.

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Posted on 10/22/2014 5:44 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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From the Times of Israel

A three-month-old girl was killed Wednesday afternoon and eight others were injured when a car crashed into a crowd at a light rail station in Jerusalem in what officials said was a terrorist attack.

The suspect, identified by an Israeli official as a member of terror group Hamas, attempted to flee the scene on foot and was shot and badly hurt by police, a police spokesperson said.  “A private car which arrived from the direction of the French Hill junction hit a number of pedestrians who were on the pavement and injured nine of them,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement. “Initial indications suggest this is a hit-and-run terror attack,”

The baby, Chaya Zissel Braun, died at the nearby Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus a few hours after the incident. A spokesperson for Israeli rescue service Magen David Adom said a 60-year-old woman and seven other people, including the baby’s parents, were also lightly and moderately wounded in the attack.

Prime Minister’s Office spokesperson Ofir Gendelman wrote on his official Twitter feed that the suspect was a Hamas member. The alleged attacker is Abdelrahman al-Shaludi, a former Palestinian prisoner from the flashpoint neighborhood of Silwan. Police confirmed that the suspect was from Silwan and had previously served in Israeli prison.

A Hamas spokesperson said in response to the reports that if indeed it was a terrorist attack, then it was a natural response to Israel’s actions in Jerusalem,

The light rail has in recent months been repeatedly attacked by stone-throwing Palestinians in the neighborhood of Shuafat, located just north of where Wednesday’s incident took place.

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Posted on 10/22/2014 5:06 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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From Sky News and the Toronto Star

A Canadian man said to be a convert to Islam is being investigated as a possible suspect after a soldier was shot and killed at a war memorial and dozens of shots were fired inside the country's parliament.Police are hunting two gunmen after another was shot dead inside the parliament building.

They are investigating a man named as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who US agencies have been advised is a Canadian convert to Islam, as a potential suspect, a source told the Reuters news agency.

At one stage police told the AFP news agency that possibly up to three shooters were feared to be on the roof of the building, which remains in lockdown.

Minister Julian Fantino told the Toronto Sun that parliament's head of security, Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, had shot a suspect dead inside the building. Ottawa Hospital has received three patients, two of whom are in a stable condition.

British Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned the attack. (which of course, has nothing to do with Islam)

The soldier shot dead while guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa Wednesday is Corp. Nathan Frank Cirillo. Cirillo, who was a corporal with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, was an active social media user and photos on various sites show he was a young father and a dog lover. 

Kevin Vickers, Parliament Hill's sergeant-at-arms and former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, shot and killed the suspect, Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino told the Toronto Sun"All the details are not in, but the sergeant-at-arms, a former Mountie, is the one that engaged the gunman, or one of them at least, and stopped this," Fantino said. "He did a great job and, from what I know, shot the gunman and he is now deceased."

Vickers, a 57-year-old New Brunswick native, was appointed sergeant-at-arms in the House of Commons in 2006. Before that, Vickers, a 29-year veteran of the RCMP, served as director of security operations for the House of Commons, providing security services for dignitaries, including Prince Andrew and members of the Canadian royal family. Which sounds slightly odd to an Englishwoman but of course The Queen is also Queen of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and elswhere in the Commonwealth. I must not be arrogant and forget that.

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Posted on 10/22/2014 4:29 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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An article from lefigaro.fr that appeared in August; I had overlooked at the time, but having just read it, think it worth posting now.

Here.

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Posted on 10/22/2014 3:07 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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At lefigaro.fr, here.

In prison the converts are made. How does it happen? Well, first you need to belong to a group or gang that will protect you. There is the gang of Corsicans. There is the gang of blacks, Africans and Antillais. There is the gang of Muslims. If you are a non-Corsican white, you cannot make yourself Corsican, or black. But you can make yourself a Muslim, and now your Muslim brothers will protect you. And Islam jsutifies everything bad you've been doing, or will want to do -- go ahead, steal from, attack, rape, do whatever you want to those Infidel French. They refuse to recognize the superiority of Islam and of Muslims, refuse to allow themselves to be subjugated, refuse to let Muslims impose a Jizyah So take that Jizyah, any way you can, despite what the man-made laws of Infidels might say. 

That's by way of a gloss on the report.

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Posted on 10/22/2014 3:00 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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The latest attempt at mass murder using a car took place in Jerusalem, where eight Israelis were deliberatey run down by a young male Muslim, a member of Hamas. A baby was killed, the others wounded. This comes a week or two after a Muslim commandeered a truck; other cases in Israel involved tractors.

In the United States, where so many of our taxidrivers are Muslims, who knows what a suicide-driver could do, if willing to die himself, not only to a crowd, but to his passengers. But dare anyone discuss this, at all? So many find it preferable to pretend it hasn't happened -- it has -- or that it won't happen -- it will -- or that, in any case, they wail, "but we just can't do that." Lots of things that were once unthinkable can be done in wartime, even if that wartime is permanent (for there is no end to Jihad) to protect yourself.

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Posted on 10/22/2014 1:44 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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A nation is in shock, a soldier reported dead, a gunman slain and at least one other person injured after multiple shootings in the nation’s capitol Wednesday morning.

Postmedia has confirmed the soldier, shot while guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa, has succumbed to his injuries.

A dark-clothed gunman fired the shots just before 10 a.m. at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa, where a uniformed soldier was shot. The gunman then fled for Parliament Hill, where he unleashed more gunfire inside Centre Block. A security guard was injured before the sergeant-at-arms shot the suspect dead. 

Police suspect there are still one or two shooters on the loose, officials have told the Canadian Press. The RCMP are asking people not to share officers’ locations on Twitter. Ottawa police have tweeted confirmation shots were fired near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at 9:52 a.m.The RCMP are asking people to stay away from the scene, remain in doors, away from windows and roofs.

Shots were also heard within the main legislative building that includes the Peace Tower, near the Library of Parliament. As many as 50 shots rang through the building. Snipers are keeping watch from roofs around the Capitol region, where government buildings as far as Hull, Quebec, and even the CBC studio are on lockdown. Multiple bridges in the capitol are also closed. Ottawa Police stations, RCMP buildings and anything related to the military is also on lock down or high alert, as are provincial legislatures across the country.

A witness reported that a man drove up in a black vehicle, got out carrying a rifle and ran into the Centre Block. Witnesses heard shots in several different corridors. The prime minister cancelled a planned event in Toronto on Wednesday evening, where he was to bestow honorary citizenship on Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.

Chuck Bronley of Ottawa said he was near the memorial when he heard four shots and saw a man running away carrying a rifle. A tourist from the Netherlands was also nearby when he heard four shots, and saw an armed man with long, dark hair fleeing. Police were yelling at bystanders, shouting that there was still a shooter on the loose. “DND member is down,” one officer was overheard saying.

The incident comes just two days after two Canadian soldiers were run over — and one of them killed — in Quebec by a man with jihadist sympathies.

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Posted on 10/22/2014 1:10 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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Story here.

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Posted on 10/22/2014 1:04 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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It was not a lone killer, Maher notes, but the High Court of Pakistan, enforcing the law of Islam, the Shari'a, which Pakistani law takes as a model (though it does not yet coincide completey with it), that reaffirmed the death sentence for a Christian woman who was accused of saying something bad about Islam.

 

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Posted on 10/22/2014 12:07 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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You can view the graduation ceremony here. No speeches were given by someone telling the graduates to "follow their bliss" and  to "give something back." They're already following their bliss. And soon enough, all over the Middle East and the Western world, just like those who graduated before them, or as adept auto-didacts needed no further training, they'll be giving something back.

There are three equally indispensable parts to that training. The first two will be familiar to those who have undergone basic training in any military, but take careful note of the third:

1. Physical figtness.

2  Weapons training

3. Shari'a.

 

Got that? Shari'a. That is the constitution of the Caliphate, of any Caliphate. And since Obama, and Kelly, and Cameron, and so many other Western leaders, and so many Muslim leaders and spokesmen and propagandists, too, have told us that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam, then when a carefully-crafted law is passed that will allow us to declare war on the Islamic State, and on those who give aid and comfort to the Islamic State's sole goals -- the removal of all obstacles to the spread of Islam, in order to make sure that the Shari'a, sooner or later, is imposed everywhere -- they will not be able to call this an attack on Islam, because nothing that the Islamic State wants, they are all repeatedly on record as declaring, has "anything to do with Islam."

The proposal I made earlier today at NER, about the careful crafting of a Declaration of War,  was important. I think it deserves attention elsewhere. Please help to disseminate the idea.

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Posted on 10/22/2014 11:34 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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Breaking story here.

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Posted on 10/22/2014 11:21 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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From Canada.Com

Shots were fired on Parliament Hill and at the nearby Canadian War Memorial on Wednesday morning, and one uniformed soldier guarding the cenotaph was injured and taken to hospital.

A dark-clothed gunman fired the shots just before 10 a.m. at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and  is still on the loose, according to multiple reports. He is said to have fled for Parliament Hill, where more shots were heard in Centre Block. Shots were also heard within the main legislative building that includes the Peace Tower, near the Library of Parliament.

Ottawa police have tweeted confirmation shots were fired near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. One person was injured, a soldier who has been taken to hospital. CPR was being performed on the victim at the war memorial before he was taken to hospital. Soldiers post guard at the war memorial 24 hours, seven days a week.

There are multiple reports the active shooter is dead, though amid all the confusion there’s concern of a second shooter.

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Posted on 10/22/2014 9:50 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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I used to be able to remember everything, about everything. I could recall everything, always, no matter what. But that's not true anymore.

Last night I tried to remember the name of a female professor I had seen, not a week ago, at a symposium I crashed. I had disliked her for decades, but mainly by reputation, and when I saw her, and heard her speak, gesticulating with both hands, I had further reason to dislike her. So I ought to have remembered her name last night. And when I couldn't, this sent me into a frenzy. But I read Peter De Vries -- there is no frigate like a book, to take us lands away -- and went to sleep.

But I didn't forget my ordeal. Just a few minutes ago, I remembered that last night I couldn't remember something. But I couldn't remember exactly what it was that I had been unable to remember. Then, magically, I suddenly remembered what it was I had been trying to remember ("name of obnoxious professor at symposium") and then, a second later, I managed somehow, squeezing the meninges, to remember her name.

If you are of a certain age, and worried about such things, you'll know how relieved I was.

Whew.

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Posted on 10/22/2014 7:29 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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What is the Islamic State? It is an incomplete embodiment of, and a complete representative of, an idea: the idea is that of a Caliiphate, a unification under one rule of all Muslims. And in that Caliphate, the Sharia (Islamic law) will be imposed. The Sharia requires, among other things,  the permanent subjugation of all non-Muslims (or, if they are not Christians or Jews, like the Yazidis, or Hindus, or Buddhists, or atheists, should be killed) .

The governments of the Western world, beginning with the American government, ought to declare War, not against the Islamic State alone, but against all those who give aid or comfort in any way to those who wish to bring about that Caliphate, or wish to create the conditions which will enable the spread of the imposition of the Sharia.

Such a declaration of war, including the description of the enemy as being all those who work for the imposition of the Sharia, must be carefully crafted. Clever legislative drafters exist; they will know what to do. 

And then Article 3, Section 3, Clause 1 may be properly applied:

 

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

 

And similar laws can be passed in Canada, in France, in Great Britain (which has an unwritten Constitution, but one whose contents, including the definition of treason, are well known), Italy,  the Netherlands, Belgium, and the rest of the civilized non-Islamic world. The non-civilized parts of the non-Islamic world will know what to do, and do it, without the need for such considerations.

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Posted on 10/22/2014 6:40 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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Several things to note:

1) the theme of unifying all of the Arabs, in the Caliphate, supports the understanding of pan-Arabism not, as it was always presented, an altnerative to pan-Islamism, but as an initial version of it. d pan-Arabism, now seen as what it always was, not an alternative to Islam's dream of a universal caliphate, but or pan-Arabism was always

2) the desire to give meaning to  miserable lives, made miserable by the economic, political, and social conditions that Islam itself causes, even in Tunisia, a state that, thanks to Bourguiba and others who shared and share his attempt to constrain Islam (as Bey Essebsi), by going off to join the Caliphate about which tales have been told, and there is no horror expressed at what goes on in the Islamic State (and the reporter naively takes at face value those who claim they believe the stories of atrocities toward non-Muslims and women are false, which is what they would tell a reporter, rather than admit that they know or suspect them to be true, and are indifferent, or even approve).

3) the scariest, for Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, Kuwait, and Qatar is the thought expressed that under a Caliphate the rich Arabs of the Gulf will have to share their trillions with all the others in that Caliphate. And after their fear about their own survival as ruling familities, that is the second main reason for the Gulf states (with Qatar still an outlier, having supported the fanatics of the Muslim Brotherhood and their ilk, in Libya, in Egypt, in Syria, and in Gaza) to oppose the Islamic State. It certainly has nothingto do with surprise or shock at the killing of Yazidis, or the enslavement of women "taken in battle" (massacres), or the stoning to death of women, or anything that shocks non-Muslims.

The story here.

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Posted on 10/22/2014 6:13 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Mullah Omar won't brook those who pledge allegiance to the flag of the Islamic State, and to the caliphate for which it stands.

Story here.

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Posted on 10/21/2014 5:26 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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And her father, rejecting her appeals for help, took part, and apparently with a large rock, delivered the death blow. Of course neither Saudi Arabia, nor Iran, can protest or even pretend to protest. A few other Muslim countries can, with various degrees of implausibility and tortuous reasoning. For what are they going to do -- call such a practice a violation of Islam? Must the comedy be repeated, and yet again the supporting texts, either in Qur'an or Hadith or often, in both, be adduced?

Here.

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Posted on 10/21/2014 3:55 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Syrian Kurdish Women YPG Fighters

Source The Daily Mail

Sunday, October 19, 2014,  three USAF C-130’s flew over the Syrian  Kurdish YPG- held Western area of embattled Kobani.  Air  crews dropped 27 bundles of much needed arms, ammunition and medical supplies. Only one bundle went awry and was promptly destroyed by an accompanying coalition air fighter escort.  An NPR report noted  the importance of this successful air drop and rising level of air strikes punishing besieging ISIS Jihadists:

In a statement, U.S. Central Command said the airdrops, executed by three C-130 cargo planes, were intended to help Kurdish fighters defend the city against the group calling itself the Islamic State.

"This assistance is another example of U.S. resolve to deny ISIL key terrain and safe haven as well as our commitment to assist those forces who oppose ISIL," CENTCOM said in the statement, using a widely-used acronym for the Islamic State.

Polat Can, a spokesman for Kurdish forces in Kobani, acknowledged the delivery on his Twitter feed and added that he would soon be posting some "good news."

In the past two weeks, U.S. forces have conducted 135 airstrikes against ISIL in and around the city of Kobani. The CENTCOM statement says the strikes have killed hundreds of fighters for the Islamic State and badly degraded the group's military resources.

In a Pentagon briefing  CENTCOMM commander Gen. Lloyd J. Austin stated that despite stepped-up strategies and efforts by allied forces, "Kobani could still fall."  

Others have called the defense of Kobani by YPG forces as “very impressive”. Impressive because of the grit, determination and valorous sacrifices of Kurdish fighters with some mixed units led by women commanders.  The YPG fighters’  motivation is to stave off the ISIS rampage from conquering this outlying Syrian bastion of their  ancestral Kurdish homeland crossing the borders of neighboring Turkey, Iraq and Iran.  Kobani has not been completely overtaken  by ISIS in the more than two months siege now in the brutal urban warfare phase. It has become a symbol of armed resistance  not unlike the Russian defense and ultimate victory over the  German Sixth Army at Stalingrad in early 1943.  The Kurdish resistance in Kobani  could be the turning point in the War against ISIS if properly supported by the Coalition.  This despite the obduracy of Turkish President Recep Erdogan, whose tanks silently stand on the border at Suruc overlooking the Kobani battle ground. 

Erdogan is fearful that providing weapons and support to the YPG forces in Kobani would inflame the outrage of PKK allies in adjacent  Southeastern Turkey whose towns have been placed under virtual military control with  dozens of protesters killed. That set off street battles between Kurdish émigrés and ISIS supporters in Hamburg, Germany.  There have been protests at the White House by American Kurds and their supporters  requesting  President Obama  to support  those YPG fighters in Syria and Peshmerga in Iraq.  Support  also came from the  Kurdish Jewish community in Israel. The Times of Israel reported attendees at the annual  Saharanah festival denouncing ISIS and Turkey, “Concern for Brethren  in Syria marks Kurdish Jews Celebration”.    Yehuda ben Yosef, chairman of the National Organization of Kurdish Jews said:

This year, we focused an important part of the celebrations to call on the Israeli government and  the US, to denounce  two-faced Turkey, which doesn’t allow aid to reach the Kurdish army fighting there.  Genocide is being carried out on its borders, which are NATO borders. This is unbelievable. It’s as if the Holocaust is starting to return, and the world stands there silently.

 The US Administration was forced by public opinion outraged by the barbaric ISIS beheadings of Americans and British that fed into concern over support for  the Kurdish defense of Kobani.  Those developments forced President Obama to form a coalition of air contingents from several Sunni countries in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf that morphed into Operation Inherent Resolve. If that resolve is inherent in the battle against ISIS it is in the Syrian Kurdish YPG and Iraqi Peshmerga forces putting their lives on the line. Those Kurdish fighters communicated a message we haven’t heard since the dark days of WWII in May 1940 when Sir Winston Churchill was appointed as wartime Prime Minister, “give us tools and we’ll get the job done”.

Faith Mc Donnell of the Washington, DC-based Institute for Religion and Democracy drew attention on their blog yesterday, about the successful international social media effort led by the National Security Communications Task Force (NSCTF) of the Lisa Benson Show, “Twitter Success and Courageous Warriors”.   That was the fourth and most successful twitter rally that the NSCTF has conducted since June, 2014. The first was directed at a #DefendHamas campaign aimed at supporting Israel’s Operation Protective Edge during the 50 day rocket and terror tunnel war with Hamas in Gaza.   McDonnell wrote:

 On Thursday, October 16, activists of the National Security Communication Task Force sponsored a Twitter Rally to lobby Congress for action to stop ISIS and protect the Kurds, Christians, Yazidis, and others victimized by the brutal Islamic “State.”

Messages such as #SupportTheKurds, #SaveKobani, #DefeatISIS, #ArmTheKurds, etc. were tweeted in an effort to push for more U.S. action to stop the brutal Islamists. And even as those tweets were flying, the war against ISIS was being fought on the ground by Syrian rebels and both male and female Kurdish soldiers, as well as by unusual new reinforcements, biker gang members — from the Netherlands and Germany.

Thank you to all who joined the Twitter Rally. There were many participants tweeting seriously for the first time. Passionate about impacting U.S. Iraq/Syria/ISIS policy, their goal was to push the U.S. government into arming the only official fighting force truly standing against the caliphate-builders right now: the Kurds.

The Twitter Rally was very successful. #SupportTheKurds reached 800 tweets per hour. This particular message also trended in the National Security category.

 

McDonnell  further writes about Dutch and German bikers who left to join those courageous Kurdish defenders of Kobani with their governments’ promise that they will not be prosecuted  upon  their  return. That is unlike the thousands of ISIS wannabes who have left the West and joined up via Turkey’s jihadist highway  only to return from Syria and Iraq as dangerous homegrown terrorists. She also notes the courage of Kurdish YPG women fighters.

The last weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal on October 18-19, 2014 drew attention in a report to those YPG women fighters, who constitute one-third of the Kurdish forces defending Kobani, “Kurdish Women Battle Islamic State on Front Lines.”  One 19 year old woman fighter, “Dilar” who joined up in an all female Martyr Warsin brigade, named in honor of a fallen teacher, said, “When I walk with my gun, the men who haven’t volunteered keep their eyes down around me. My bravery shames them.” 

The valor of Kurdish women fighters in Kobani was reflected in the burial of four women near the Turkish Syrian border who fell fighting ISIS.   The courage that 'Dilar' and the fallen men and women of the YPG in Kobani have  displayed brought encouragement to other groups inside Syria fighting ISIS.  McDonnell cites Walid Phares noting the support of Christian allies of Syrian Kurds fighting in Kobani.  He stated, “The city was pronounced falling by Washington and Ankara but not by the fighters on the ground. ISIS is being pushed back by the people.” 

Watch this Wall Street Journal video on Kurdish women fighters undergoing Peshmerga training in Iraq:

While President Obama is refraining from US boots on the ground in the battle for Kobani, he needs to continually replenish those Kurdish forces  in Kobani and Peshmerga in Iraq with the “tools to finish the job”.  He should urge CENTCOMM and Coalition commanders Gens. Austin and Allen to schedule more air drops with heavier weapons and ammunition coupled with robust close air support missions to complement communications and intelligence from Kurds on the ground. Consider the casualties that the Kobani YPG fighters inflict on ISIS reported daily by the Syrian Human Observatory as retribution for ISIS beheadings of Americans James Foley and Steven Sotloff and Britons, David Haines and Alan Henning.  Perhaps, just perhaps, like Stalingrad, Kobani could demonstrate to the uncooperative Turks, President Obama and the coalition in Inherent Resolve that fighting Kurds have the resolve  to “defeat and degrade” ISIS.

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Posted on 10/21/2014 3:33 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Alain Soral, famous white antisemite, and M'bala M'bala Dieudonne, black antisemite, announce the formation of a new political party, to be called "National Reconciliation." Its headquarters are in Saint-Denis, the Muslim Arab quarter famous for its violence, and in the same building as Kontre Kulture, a semi-literate publishing house specializing in antisemitic tracts.

Story, in French, here.

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Posted on 10/21/2014 12:53 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Listen here.

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