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The Iconoclast

Monday, 27 October 2014

This trepid trope discussed and answered here.

Posted on 10/27/2014 11:07 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald

Monday, 27 October 2014

The secret of Islam's success lies in the coherent doctrine of conquest, expansion, and promotion among the Believers, in every way and at every level, of the idea that Islam, and the Sharia (the Holy Law of Islam) must spread, and prevail, everywhere in the world.

Read here.

And send to others. You've got to help disseminate these things.

Posted on 10/27/2014 9:45 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald

Monday, 27 October 2014

Dvora Waysman writes:

This is a collection of 20 short stories; if there is any link or common theme to them all, it would probably be loss, unmet expectations, tragedy and loneliness – for these are far from “happily ever after” tales.

Some of the stories in Moshe Dann’s As Far As The Eye Can See will be read with a lump in the throat, some will evoke tears and some will raise questions for which there are no answers.

The prelude, “An Orchard of Dreams,” is written in first person and appears to be autobiographical. It begins in Detroit, with the father’s dream of living in “an orange grove in Israel.” It is the dream of many Jews whose life in the Diaspora is of necessity materialistic, rooted in the need for survival. When they dream of Zion , it is a place of ideals and yearnings, seen through a prism of dreams and stories and the words of “Hatikva” – The Hope.

The home was traditional but not too Orthodox, with both parents strongly Zionistic. The narrator’s mother and father finally made aliya after the father’s retirement, not searching in the end for orange groves, but a simple life in their dreamed-of homeland.

It was not to be. They returned to America disappointed, defeated by the difficulties and privations. His father died a year later. The son finally came and, after many disappointments and losses, learned the language and utilized his skills as a historian and writer by becoming a tour guide. All of his stories reflect his deep knowledge of Jewish history, love of the land and its people, and a yearning for fulfillment.

Many of the stories reflect the pain of divorce and its aftermath, such as “Love in the Time of Floods,” with a cameo of Sam: “Rubbing his eyes, he tried not to remember the fights and her unforgiving silences.

He wanted to sleep for days, to be hugged, to plow a field, run a harvester.”

Then, in “Watchers from a Far Country,” Avi tries to explain how he had married an Israeli widow with young children, and tried to adjust to a culture that he didn’t understand and a language he couldn’t speak. “Hanging on to threads of dreams unraveling, he tried to weave a new life from a coarse, unfamiliar fabric, trying to make a rug into a magic carpet.”

Another dominant theme in many of the stories is the failed relationship and hunger for love between a son and his father. In “Life in the Mind,” the therapist’s notes on his patient Robert proclaim: “Father’s expectations dominant – and unmet. Struggles to establish independence, separate identity.”

The final story, “Blessings in the Land,” is written mainly in dialogue, and people will be able to identify with at least one of the views expressed by disparate family members. The current situation in Israel is discussed from varying political viewpoints; hopes and fears among humanistic concerns and the reality of terrorism.

The hilltop youth, displaced Gush Katif settlers, yeshivot, Hamas – all the concerns Israelis meet on a daily basis are covered.

Dann’s stories are poignant and not easily forgotten, the characters drawn so well that the reader will empathize with them long after the book is closed.

One will be reminded to nurture the relationships they hold, because life – its yearnings and promises – is very fragile.

Posted on 10/27/2014 9:34 AM by NER

Monday, 27 October 2014

The growers can do no other.

Story here.

Posted on 10/27/2014 9:34 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald

Monday, 27 October 2014

Monday, 27 October 2014

From Heart Radio

The brother of a Portsmouth man, who was killed fighting in Syria, has appeared in court charged with trying to help others to commit terrorist acts. Mustakim Jaman, 23, spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth when he stood in the dock at London's Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Jaman was charged under section five of the Terrorism Act 2006 with having the ``intention of assisting others to commit acts of terrorism' and of ``engaging in conduct in preparation' for this cause. 
District Judge John Zani ordered that he next appear in custody at the Old Bailey on 14 November.

Jaman, of Hudson Road, is the brother of Ifthekar Jaman who was killed last year. He is alleged to have given ``a group of men a lift to a train station knowing that they intended to travel to Turkey and onwards to Syria to join the non-government forces in the ongoing conflict'.

Another of his brothers, 26-year-old Tuhin Shahensha was remanded in custody following a brief first appearance at Westminster Magistrates' Court in central London last Friday (24 October). He is charged with one count of preparing acts of terrorism.

He allegedly bought military gloves and a solar shower and had a bag packed ready to leave the country before being arrested by counter-terror police. Sporting a long beard, dark brown top and glasses and with his hair tied back in a ponytail, Shahensha spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.

District Judge John Zani remanded him in custody and sent the case to the Old Bailey, where the defendant will appear for a preliminary hearing on 14 November.

Shahensha, of Hudson Road in Southsea, is charged with having the intention to commit acts of terrorism or assist another to do so between 1 August 2013 and 14 October this year, contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

He is accused of asking social media users, some of whom he believed to be in Syria and taking part in the fighting there, how to travel without a passport, how to get through security at the airport and what to expect when he arrived.

Posted on 10/27/2014 9:00 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax

Monday, 27 October 2014

Law Enforcement officers at Sacramento, California shoot out  October 24, 2014

Source:  Randall Benton/Sacramento Bee

Last Friday’s rampage in Sacramento  was a terrorist action of a different sort. It involved an illegal alien, double deportee with multiple identities and possible connections to Sinaloa, his hometown in Mexico, the center of one of that country's most notorious and lethal drug cartels.  The perpetrator Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte and his wife went on a rampage equipped with AR-15 assault rifles and pistols. As the Sacramento Bee (SacBee) reported, that rampage “resulted in the deaths of two sheriff deputies, injuries to a third deputy and a gravelly wounded motorist in a carjacking during a 30 mile crime spree.’  All triggered by a polite problem police inquiry of the perpetrator and his wife at a local Motel 6.   The SacBee article delved into the questionable background of the perpetrator Monroy-Bracamonte with multiple identities, “Mystery deepens in Sacramento slaying suspect’s past.”

He was born in Mexico, got married in Arizona, was deported twice but appeared to be living quietly with his wife in a suburb of Salt Lake City.

Beyond that, however, little is known publicly about Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, a man with at least two aliases who mysteriously surfaced Friday morning in Sacramento. By nightfall, he had been charged, along with his wife, with touching off a nearly daylong ordeal that left two law enforcement officers dead and a motorist seriously wounded.


Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said investigators believe the main suspect was operating under multiple identities.

“We’re not convinced we have a full picture of his identity,” Jones told The Sacramento Bee. “Immigration has come up with one identity. We are not entirely convinced that is his only identity.” He said it’s possible the suspect has had troubles with the law under another name.

The man identified himself as Marcelo Marquez, 34, when he surrendered in Auburn. On Saturday, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said his true name was Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte.

Adding to the mystery are at least two Facebook accounts with matching photos of the suspect, one under Marquez’s name and another under the name Julian L. Beltran. The Beltran account lists his hometown as Sinaloa, Mexico, and includes a photo of him with the town’s name tattooed on his chest.

The sheriff said investigators don’t yet know what Monroy-Bracamonte and his wife were doing in Sacramento. Nor do they know why Monroy-Bracamonte, who was sitting in a parked car with his wife outside the Motel 6 at Arden Way and Ethan Way, allegedly began shooting when two sheriff’s deputies approached them Friday morning.

  An AP report raised the obvious question, How Did Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte Hide In United States Illegally Until Deputy Killings?”   

Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte had a lot to hide. He was living in the United States illegally, had been convicted in Arizona for selling drugs and twice deported to Mexico.

How he escaped detection was a mystery on Sunday.

His background would have almost certainly flagged him to be expelled from the country again, but he stayed under the radar until his arrest Friday on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and carjacking in the deaths of two sheriff’s deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California.


The suspected shooter told investigators that he was 34-year-old Marcelo Marquez of Salt Lake City, but his fingerprints matched biometric records of Monroy-Bracamonte in a federal database, said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice. He was first removed from the country in 1997 after a conviction for possession of drugs for sale in Arizona, then arrested and repatriated to Mexico again in 2001.


Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, was shot in the forehead with an assault rifle at close range as he checked out a suspicious car in a motel parking lot.

Two deputies who approached the pickup while it was parked alongside a road were shot with an AR-15-type assault weapon, police said. Homicide Detective Michael David Davis Jr., 42, died at a hospital.

The AP report about the Sacramento rampage noted these comments from immigration experts:

Peter Nunez, a former U.S. attorney in San Diego and chairman of the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for tighter immigration policies, said the incident exposes shortcomings in border security and interior enforcement. He questioned how the suspect was apparently able to assume another identify.

“It’s symptomatic of the entire system,” he said.

But Dan Kowalski, an Austin, Texas, immigration attorney and editor of Bender’s Immigration Bulletin, said such violent outbursts are difficult to predict.

“Short of locking down the border and deporting everyone and not letting anyone in the future, even as a tourist to go to Disneyland, that’s the only solution, and that’s not really a solution,” he said.

The AP report noted that there were over 2 million deportations last year and  that the perpetrator of the terror crime spree , Monroy-Bracamonte,  fulfilled two  of them ,  “anyone who poses a public safety threat; anyone with a serious immigration history; and recent border crossers. Monroy-Bracamonte would appear to be a prime candidate on the first two counts.”

DHS Secretary  Jeh Johnson and  Thomas Winkowski,  acting head of  the Immigration Custom  Enforcement, may have some questions to answer  about  what  the Sacramento rampage revealed before  the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chaired by Californian, Darrel E. Issa.


Posted on 10/27/2014 7:48 AM by Jerry Gordon

Monday, 27 October 2014


Or you could call it the war between Al-Qaeda and the Lebanese army.

Or the war between the forces of disorder and the Forces of Order.

But now that Lebanese army, those Forces of Order, seems to the Sunnis to be doing the bidding, or perhaps doing unbidden, what Hezbollah wants. And Hezbollah has come to represent Lebanon's Shi'a, as the Al-Nusra Front (Tripoli Division) has come to represent the Sunnis. There are Shi'a who don't like Hezbollah, and Sunnis who want to have nothing to do with the Al-Nusra Front. But as always in Muslim lands, the primitives, who easily descend into violence and aggression, given the nature of Islam itself (the Qur'an and Hadith are full of aggression and violence), dominate, and will until some ruthless and intelligent despot, supported by military men, smashes both and takes power and then, ideally, does what he can, for as long as he can, to tie down or tame the forces of Total Islam.

Within the memory of many, Lebanon was civilized, with the Christians dominating both demographically and in economic and political life. The Muslim Arabs who arrived, and who metamorphosed from being "Arab refugees" to being "Palestinians," made the Sunnis more desirous of power, and the Christian-Muslim civil war exploded,and went on for years. At Taif, with a beaming representative of the American State Department looking on, uncomprehending of the significance of what was happening, the Saudis forced the Maronites to agree to change Lebanon's official self-description. Now it would be an "Arab" state, something the Maronites had always rejected. And the Syrian army became the unofficial peacekeeper in Lebanon (and protector, of the Shi'a and the Christians). Now the Syrian army is fighting for its own life, and more than a million Syrians, real refugees in this case, have entered Lebanon, and most of them are Sunnis, and resent the Shi'a of Hezbollah who have helped Assad. And Hezbollah is armed to the teeth, and far more powerful than the present or any conceivable Lebanese army. What is the natural result? The natural result is violence, in Arsal yesterday, in Tripoli today, and in Beirut and further south tomorrow. How could it be otherwise?

Posted on 10/27/2014 7:27 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald

Monday, 27 October 2014

From The Telegraph

A respected science teacher has admitted becoming radicalised into fighting with ISIS and was only stopped from flying to Syria when his family confiscated his passport.

Jamshed Javeed, 30, who taught at Sharples High School in Bolton, Greater Manchester, had been living “quite a normal, stable family life with children” before he started planning to join the extremist organisation overseas.

Last year he began growing a beard and, despite his family’s opposition, he is believed to have joined up with a group that was determined to travel to Syria and fight. His plans were thwarted, however, when his Muslim family stole his “go bag” of money and supplies, as well as his passport. By the time he had applied for a new passport and received it last December, anti-terror police had been tipped off and he was arrested in March. 

Javeed, of Levenshulme in Manchester, pleaded guilty to two counts of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts at Woolwich Crown Court in south east London today. He was remanded in custody and will be sentenced in December. 

Posted on 10/27/2014 6:49 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax

Monday, 27 October 2014

As reported by Emma Hastings for the "Moreland Leader" and "Herald-Sun" on October 20th.

"Moreland Women Gather to Show Their Support for Muslim Community".

'More than 150 women fronted at Fawkner Community House last Wednesday in a show of solidarity with the Muslim community.

'The humble morning tea saw two rooms of the community centre packed shoulder-to-shoulder with women, predominantly of Muslim faith, and their children, while more guests gathered outside to listen.

"The atmosphere was one of unity as police, Moreland councillors and Greens Senator Janet Rice spoke to the gathering, with translators repeating their messages in Arabic and Urdu.

'Ms Rice said she was overwhelmed with the number of women who attended the morning tea, having expected about a dozen people.

"We want you to feel not just tolerated, but celebrated in the Australian community", she said, as the room filled with applause.

Celebrated? Why? For what? For being card-carrying publicly self-declared members of what Winston Churchill rightly called "the religion of blood and war?" (as is being abundantly demonstrated in many corners of the globe, right now)?  Behind closed doors within the Muslim "community" in Australia, as in every other part of the West and in places like India, there is child marriage, forced marriage, polygyny, all of it sanctioned by the core texts of Islam. Islamic State and Boko Haram are reminding the world that sex slavery, and slavery generally, are taught by the core texts of Islam and sacralised by Mohammed's own personal example.   There are, here in Australia, cases of FGM, obligatory according to the Shafiite school; "recommended" by two other schools of sharia, and certainly neither condemned nor forbidden by the fourth.  It can be safely assumed that there is Quran-sanctioned wife-beating.  And hanging over every Muslim here, as everywhere, the ominous shadow of the apostasy law; if you leave Islam, if you choose another faith or no faith, you should be killed.  Senator Janet Rice should read Mark Durie, "The Third Choice: Islam, Dhimmitude and Freedom" and ex-Muslim Sam Solomon, "Al Hijra: the Islamic Doctrine of Immigration"; and perhaps she might rethink her fulsome flattery of the Muslims now resident in Australia. - CM

"Most people do welcome you, most people appreciate you being here as fellow Australians".

I have read Surah 48: 29 and I have read Raymond Ibrahim's discussions of the Islamic practices of deception for the protection and furtherance of Islam and for the doing-down of the Infidels, and of the doctrine of al wala wa al bara, Loyalty and Enmity.   I have read Bat Yeor's "The Dhimmi", and Robert Spencer's "The Truth About Muhammad", a summary and analysis of the career of Mohammed, based entirely on those sources deemed authoritative by Muslims.  I have read Samuel Zwemer's "The Law of Apostasy in Islam", and Patrick Sookhdeo's "Freedom to Believe", and I know what has happened to many a person who has left Islam...murderously pursued by former coreligionists, even by close family members.  I feel very uneasy that there are now, in my country, five or six hundreds of thousands of people who belong to a cult that a/ teaches them they are obliged and indeed entitled to forcibly absorb, subjugate - as despised and degraded dhimmi untermenschen - or exterminate non-members and that b/ teaches them that any cult member who tries to leave, should be killed.  I have also read Andrew Bostom's "Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism", and find its account of the antisemitism hardwired into the core texts of Islam, and demonstrated over and over throughout Muslim history, to be convincing; I am therefore deeply worried by the fact that the law of probability says that among those 500 or 600 thousand Muslims now present in Australia there have got to be many thousands - at least - who harbour an active (even if at present usually masked) antipathy toward Jews that might at any moment break out into acts of violence such as was seen in Toulouse in France a couple of years ago when Mohammed Merah murdered a rabbi and three Jewish children in the grounds of a Jewish school.  The more Muslims Australia gets, the more dangerous Australia will become for all Aussie Infidels, black or white, indigenous or non-Indigenous, Jew or Gentile.  Got Muslims? Got Jihad. We got Muslims; and we are getting Jihad, as evidenced by the recent attempted murder of two policemen, and the steady flow of Aussie-passport-holding mohammedans heading off to the bloodbath in Syria to participate in beheadings, etc, and the recently-foiled plot to kidnap random Aussie infidels and behead them, on camera.   But Senator Rice and people like her are not willing or able to see this. - CM  

"The small number of people who are making threats and being racist, it's important we do call them out, and we do let them know that's un-Australian".

'The event followed Moreland Leader's report last week that Muslim women had been verbally abused at Fawkner's Bonwick shopping precinct, and that others had their headscarfs ripped off at Campbellfield Plaza.

That story, such as it is, which appears to rest on the unsubstantiated say-so of the women concerned, or of women who claim to know them, may be read here:

The relevant paragraph - "Fawkner resident Fatima Khan, who wears an Indonesian-style abaya, said strangers (how many, exactly? men? women? - CM) had abused her friends (again, how many? - CM) at the Kmart store in Campbellfield, and she had been accused of being a thief by a fellow shopper in Fawkner.  Other residents (how many? - names? - CM) alleged headscarfs had been ripped off at Campbellfield."

I observe there are no specifics, no precise location that might, for example, allow for cross-checking of CCTV footage.  Now, back to the dhimmis-flattering-Muslims morning tea. - CM

'Brunswick police Acting Senior Sergeant Ben Davies encouraged any victims of abuse to come forward and report incidents to police.

This sounds as though he did not, at the time, have any actual cases under investigation. - CM

"What concerns us is if there are people out there too afraid to report or think it won't be looked at", Acting Sen Sgt Davies said. "These are criminal offencdes, and they do need to be looked at and taken seriously".

What if, rather than women not going to the police because they were too frightened, they were not going to the police because they knew that their claims of victimisation, ripping off of hijab, etc, were in fact false, and would not stand up to close and careful investigation? - CM

'Offenders could face harassment or assault charges and the prospect of a criminal record.

'Moreland North East Ward councillor Sue Bolton said women should not be afraid to leave their houses, but should walk with each other to ensure support.

'Cr Bolton encouraged the community to give Moreland Council ideas on how it could be supportive, and to report abuse to police and the Islamophobia register.

"The Islamophobia register".

I wonder what might come to light if non-Muslims - in the UK, or France, or Germany, or Scandinavia, or Holland, or Australia, or Canada, or the USA, or wherever - started up a register and encouraged people to record - and to report to police - all cases of verbal aggression (threats, curses, vulgar propositions, demands to "cover up!") or low-level physical aggression (equivalent in intensity to the claimed removal of a hijab), directed by Muslims against non-Muslims? - CM

'Fawkner's Khadeejah Anderson (is she a convert? or is she the Muslim wife of an Aussie-background convert? - CM) said she believed the Federal Government had triggered a lot of the abuse.

"The person on the street only does it from what's communicated from above", Mrs Anderson said.

Nah, most of our politicians seem to be falling over themselves to be nice to Muslims and to try to pretend that the atrocities performed by the likes of Islamic State or Boko Haram have nothing, nothing at all to do with Islam. - CM

'Khadeejah Anderson attended the morning tea to stand unified with the Muslim community and encourage women to recognise their rights and report abuse to police.

And every time Muslim men - or Muslim women - verbally harass unislamically-dressed women, those women should also report it to the police as ideologically-motivated abuse. - CM

'Mrs Anderson, a teacher of Islamic Studies at Darul Ulum College in Fawkner, said it was something she had endured herself, having had a man in his 20s yell at her from inside his 4WD, calling her a "bloody ninja".

Well, if she's wearing the black slave mask, hood, and robe, she damn well does look like a ninja. Or like one of the Ringwraiths in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. - CM

"I confronted him and he apologised", she said.  

And Muslims, of course, are models of civility toward non-Muslim women...or are they?  Let's revisit Tim Blair's article "Last Drinks in Lakemba".

"A few weeks ago, a large crowd of mostly young men assembled outside the Lakemba Hotel. Waving black flags (that is: the black flags of Jihad - CM) the men changted, "Palestine is Muslim land. The solution is jihad".  

"I asked a non-Islamic local about that night. "You should see them when they really go off", she said, "That was nothing".  Another non-Islamic woman said young men sometimes shouted "sharmuta" at her from their cars.  She looked up the word online and discovered it was an Arabic term for prostitute."

So: we have one claimed instance, reported by the Moreland Leader, in which a Muslim woman - a convert, most likely - is called "bloody ninja" by a young non-Muslim man... who then apologised. As opposed to multiple occasions, as recorded by Tim Blair from the victim (whose name he, sensibly, did not give; but presumably he has it on private record), on which a non-Muslim woman was called a whore, in Arabic, by Muslim men...and does anyone even want to imagine what might have happened, had this woman confronted those who were thus vulgarly impugning her character, and sought an apology?  - CM

"Mrs Anderson said she took that interaction as a way of showing the offender he did not have the right to abuse any women, and that Muslim women would stand up for themselves.

Mr Blair's article about Lakemba suggests that Muslim men need to be told that theydo not have the right to yell "whore!" at non-Muslim women whom they pass in the street. - CM

"The community needs to know that they have got rights and they should stand up for themselves and go and report to police,", she said.  "The persecutors have to understand that too".

Let's ask her if she considers those Muslim boys in Lakemba to be "persecutors", too, when they scream "sharmuta!" at random non-Muslim females in the street, eh? - CM

'Fawkner youth worker Jasmine Ouaida was born in Melbourne, yet is now afraid to leave her house.

Drama queens, all of them, methinks.  Downtown Melbourne is a far cry from, say, Egypt, in which a Coptic Christian girl or woman can simply ...disappear, any time, and perhaps reappear months or years later, paraded about in hijab as a "convert" to Islam, having been seized, and drugged, and raped, and abused, and threatened. Or Pakistan, where similar happens all the time to Christian or Hindu or Sikh girls and women.  - CM'

'Fawkner-raised and having worked for Moreland Council and now Glenroy College, Miss Ouida said she felt frightened to take public transport in case someone abused her.

Wear the Allah Gang colours, be recognised as a camp follower of the Allah Gang....A Gang that many are coming to recognise, and not before time, as deadly dangerous. But I still think this pantomime of victimhood from hijabettes and niqabettes is highly exaggerated.  They surely know that in Australia they are not going to disappear en masse, kidnapped by Infidels, as 200 Christian schoolgirls in northern Nigeria were "disappeared"...kidnapped by Quran-quoting Muslims. - CM

"I think that's an awful thing. I should not have to think twice because this is my home", Miss Ouaida said. "It's disheartening to see the community so affected".

And Coptic girls should be able to walk the streets of their ancestral homeland, Egypt,  in safety, too, without their parents worrying that they will be seized by Muslim men and force-"converted" to Islam...shall I ask milady Ouaida about that? Or should I remind her of those Nigerian schoolgirls? - CM

'Miss Ouaida said a man had abused her from his car while she was waiting at the traffic lights.

But what, precisely, did he say? - CM

"I do believe it's a minority showing the racism (sic: but what race are Muslims? - CM) and bigotry, and the majority of Australians support us", she said. "We are all Australians at the end of the day".

Really?  Where does your final allegiance lie, milady? Dar al Islam or dar al Harb? Would you care to explain that concept?  And would you consider marrying an Australian man, without demanding that he convert to Islam first?  And what would you do, if your sister or your female cousin decided to leave Islam, and converted to Christianity, and went off and married an Australian Christian?  Shall we ask you about that?  - CM

'Ayesha Quraishi (named - as so many Muslim women are named - after Mohammed's child-bride, Aisha - CM) believes language barriers are preventing a lot of Muslim women from reporting to police.

Sure. Or perhaps the number and nature of the claimed "abuses" has been exaggerated, and might not stand up to closer examination. - CM

'The mother-of-four lived in Maribyrnong for 13 years before moving to Fawkner last year, and said English skills in the Moreland Muslim community were not strong.

"They often stay quiet because their English is not good", Mrs Quraishi said.  "They don't feel confident to speak up."

'She said she would like to see more Muslim women improve their language skills, as well as walk more confidently when in public, and be more active in the community. "I smile and make eye contact, and if anyone needs help, I try to do it a bit extra", she said.

By all means, click on the link and read the story in situ, and scroll down and take a good long look at the accompanying photos.  In one photo of a group of women, headed "some of the women who attended the meeting", something like half of the women in the photo are wearing the niqab...mostly, blank black niqab, wholly indistinguishable the one from the other.  You cannot see if they are smiling, because all you can see is their eyes peering through a slit.  There is an individual photo of our Ayesha Quraishi...wearing black niqab, her slitted eyes peering at you from the gap in her Slave Mask. So her talk of "smiling" is absolute nonsense; because how can you tell if someone is smiling if you cannot see the mouth?  She is holding a little girl who seems to be no older than three - and although the little girl's face is visible, she is already in hijab. -  CM

'Wearing a face covering is a woman's choice in Islam (suuuure - pull the other leg, people, it plays waltzing matilda - CM), but Neema Omer's 10 year old daughter is choosing not to out of fear of abuse.

'Mrs Omer, from Roxburgh Park, said her daughter used to wear a covering, but was now too scared.

A ten year old. A ten year old, already wearing hijab?  Has she even got her periods yet?  In the Hadith, in the Sunan Abu Dawud, book 2, Hadith number 0641, it is said on Aisha's authority that Mohammed said that "Allah does not accept the prayer of a woman who has reached puberty, unless she wears a veil". I recall reading somewhere - but, searching my files, cannot right at the moment lay my hand on the exact reference - that a contemporary Muslim cleric is on record as having said that once a girl reaches the age of 10, she wears hijab...or "we beat her".  - CM

"I said, you should be proud (yes, strut about in your Gang Colours, the colours that associate you with ..oh...Al Shabaab and Al Qaeda and the Ikhwan and the Virtue Police of Iran and the Taliban and the House of Saud and the Islamic State and Boko Haram...the colours that identify you as a follower of Mohammed the caravan-raider, warlord and slave-trader, rapist of captured women - CM) but she said, I don't want to be killed", Mrs Omer said.

Nonsense.  Hysterical nonsense. - CM

'The mother of three said Islam did not allow anyone to force a woman to wear a covering (really? the multiple cases of forced veiling - and of abuse and even killing of women for failing to cover up to the degree demanded by the killer or killers - say she is lying. - CM) but most women came to wear them of their own choice when they reached puberty.

Ah, yes, their own choice.  Nothing to do with the hadith I quoted above that tells women allah won't listen to their prayers unless they're in hijab.  Nothing to do with the perception that - as Nonie Darwish has explained - the woman's whole body - even including her face - is awrah, Arabic for pudendum...  CM

'Mrs Omer wears a niqab. "It makes me closer to God (so that implies she believes that women like me, with our obscenely naked  head hair, mouths, chins, noses, cheeks and ears - oh, the horror! the shame! Playboy centrefolds, all of us! - are further away from the divine - CM), but no-one has been forcing me", she said. "Some people think this is being oppressed, but no-one is allowed to tell you to put it on".

Suuuure. I don't believe you.  Because there are way too many places where that is patently not the case. - CM


Posted on 10/27/2014 4:43 AM by Christina McIntosh

Monday, 27 October 2014

From the National Post

Martin Rouleau was arrested at the airport as he was leaving for Turkey. Hasibullah Yusufzai was identified as an extremist after he turned up in Afghanistan. Ahmad Waseem came to the attention of police when he returned to Ontario with shrapnel wounds he got in Syria. All three cases initially seemed like counter-terrorism success stories: Canadian police and intelligence agencies identified the young men as potential security threats and worked with their families, imams and communities to help them abandon their infatuation with Islamist violence.

But then Mr. Waseem somehow slipped away and returned to Syria. “Allah … give victory to our brothers in ISIS,” the Pakistani-Canadian wrote on Facebook this weekend. In January, Mr. Yusufzai, an associate of Ottawa gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, also found his way to Syria. And last Monday, Mr. Rouleau, unable to get to Syria because the RCMP had seized his passport, struck close to home instead, allegedly ramming two Canadian Forces members with his Nissan Altima, killing Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent before police chased him and shot him dead.

“You’re not going to save everyone,” said Mubin Shaikh, whose time as a police and intelligence mole is documented in the new book Undercover Jihadi: Inside the Toronto 18, Al Qaeda-Inspired Homegrown Terrorism in the West. “And it seems like ISIS has awakened the zombies.”

But there is little margin for error in counter-terrorism. And while police have had notable successes, stopping terror plots in 2006, 2010 and 2013, last week’s killings in Quebec and Ottawa have raised questions about Canada’s approach to dealing with youths obsessed with Islamist extremism. “It’s not enough just to identify potential extremist violent individuals,” said Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. “You have to have the tools and the powers to keep them under surveillance and monitor them somehow.”

The government was expected to introduce new legislation this week that would give CSIS greater powers to monitor foreign fighters. Meanwhile, the RCMP said this weekend it was already rolling out a Countering Violent Extremism program, which it expects to have in place by the end of the year.

Posted on 10/27/2014 3:58 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax

Monday, 27 October 2014

From AFP via Yahoo

Boko Haram has used kidnapped young women and girls on the front lines of its insurgency, according to a new report published on Monday, after a fresh abduction in Nigeria's far northeast. Human Rights Watch made the claim as it outlined testimony from dozens of former hostages who documented physical and psychological abuse at the hands of the militants.

Suspected Islamist fighters kidnapped about 30 children, including girls as young as 11, in Borno state at the weekend. A week earlier, at least 40 women and girls were seized in neighbouring Adamawa. Both kidnappings -- and continued violence in northeast Nigeria and northern Cameroon -- have cast doubt on government claims of a ceasefire deal and agreement for the release of 219 schoolgirls held since April.

In the human rights report, one 19-year-old woman who was held in militant camps for three months last year said she was forced to participate in Boko Haram attacks."I was told to hold the bullets and lie in the grass while they fought. They came to me for extra bullets as the fight continued during the day," 

In another operation, she said she was handed a knife to kill one of five captured civilian vigilantes brought to one of the camps and summarily executed. "I was shaking with horror and couldn't do it. The camp leader?s wife took the knife and killed him," she said.

A wave of attacks by female suicide bombers earlier this year prompted speculation that Boko Haram may have been using abducted women and young girls to carry out attacks. But there has been no concrete evidence to prove whether the attackers were kidnap victims who were coerced or volunteers. 

In July, a 10-year-old was detained in Katsina state, northwest Nigeria, and found to be strapped with explosives.

In all, 30 women and girls between April 2013 and April this year were interviewed, including 12 of the 57 who fled when the militants raided a school in Chibok, Borno state, taking away the 219 others. The women, who were held from between two days to three months, were seized from their homes and villages, while working on the land, fetching water or at school. They described how they were held in eight different camps thought to be in the vast Sambisa Forest area of Borno and the Gwoza hills, which separates Nigeria from Cameroon.

In the camps, they described seeing other women and children -- some of them infants and others as old as 65 -- but were unable to say whether all of them had also been kidnapped. They were made to cook, clean and perform household chores. Some were forced to carry stolen goods seized by the insurgents after attacks.

One of the interviewees said she saw some of the Chibok girls forced to cook and clean for other women and girls who had been chosen for "special treatment because of their beauty".

The women also talked about rape as well as physical violence, including one who said she had a noose placed around her neck and was threatened with death until she converted to Islam. One 15-year-old said she complained that she was too young to marry one of the militants but a Boko Haram commander dismissed her concerns, saying his five-year-old daughter got married the previous year.

Posted on 10/27/2014 3:35 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax

Sunday, 26 October 2014

This piece, from the ABC's Monique Schafter and Jeanavive McGregor, is based on an item in the 7.30 report.  It purports to "explain" why Muslim females wear the Slave Mask, the niqab which prevents all dirty infidels from ever seeing their faces as they (said Muslim females) go about our streets.  It's all about devotion and "religion" and freedom of choice, donchaknow. 

The article, of course, carefully avoids all mention of the many verifiable instances of forced veiling that can be found all over the lands dominated by Islam, and the many cases in which women have been arrested, beaten, doused with acid, or even killed, merely for failing to cover up to whatever is the standard demanded by the local sharia enforcers. Not to mention the cases, not a few, of mistreatment of or threats made against Muslim females, resident within non-Muslim countries, who refuse to cover, or refuse to cover to the degree demanded.  And it is silent about those male and female Muslims who, within Muslim enclaves in the west, are wont to aggressively harass unislamically dressed non-Muslim females who come anywhere near Muslim "turf"...or "turf" that Muslims are in process of seizing control over. - CM

'Sydney mother-of-three opens up about her choice to wear the niqab, and life as a Muslim Australian'.

"With stories of young Australian radicals (sic: "young Aussie-passport-carrying Muslim jihadis" - CM) travelling to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside Islamic State militants (to join Islamic State jihadis in the pillage, rape, enslavement, holding to ransom, torture and beheading of non-Muslims and/ or of deemed-insufficiently-islamic or wrong-sect Muslims - CM), and our defence forces going back into Iraq to try and combat them, many Muslim Australians are facing increased incidents of abuse and sometimes even attack - particularly women wearing the veil.

"Abuse". "Attack".  The Muslim theatre of victimhood is in full swing.  Muslim women in Australia are crying "victim" because people - people who quite rightly interpret the Muslim slave rag as Muslim "Gang Uniform" (so to speak) - are giving them funny looks and perhaps subjecting them to verbal challenge.  There may have been a few, very few, cases that might involve some degree of physical contact. But I don't think anyone has been taken off to hospital.  Meanwhile...just within the past week proudly-self-declared Muslims have shot, or driven over and killed, or tried to stab or hack to death non-Muslims: two soldiers in Canada, a baby and a young woman in Israel, have been killed - deliberately, by Muslims waging jihad - and a convert to Islam, with an axe, very nearly killed a young policeman in New York City and wounded another.  And armed Muslims barged into churches in northern Nigeria and murdered 31 of the worshippers.  And there are the ongoing rapes, the kidnappings-and-holdings-to-ransom, the non-Muslim women or girls snatched from their families to be sold in an open market as sex slaves. Muslims are doing all those things to non-Muslim women and girls - even little, little girls - in Muslim-dominated countries. Nothing like this is happening to any Muslim woman or girl anywhere in the West.  - CM

'So what is life like behind the veil?

For a truthful answer to that question, one might consult Rosemary Sookhdeo, "Secrets Behind the Burqa" - based on formal sociological research conducted by the author among Muslim women in the UK in the 1990s - which contains a great deal - all of it connected back to what the core Islamic texts and their classic interpretations have to say about women and the family - that the ABC will never dare to mention. Or one might read ex-Muslim Nonie Darwish, her book on sharia, "Cruel and Usual Punishment", or ex-Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali, "Infidel" and "The Caged Virgin", or watch Ali's film "Submission". - CM

'While the burka is rarely worn in Australia (yet...CM), many Islamic women choose (or we are told that they choose - CM) to cover their faces with a veil known as the niqab, which covers all of the face except for the eyes.

'Anisa Khan is one of them.

'Born and raised in Sydney, Anisa is a fifth-generation Australian of Pakistani heritage.

Fifth-generation?  When did the first of her South Asian Muslim forebears set foot in Australia?  The "Afghan" cameleers only arrived in the late 19th century; to be fifth-generation, one usually has to have forebears who arrived before 1860. - CM

"I'm an everyday mum - busy running my business, raising three kids, looking after our home and doing my everyday chores", she says.

'She is also a devout Muslim.

The reporter should have asked her what she thought of the wife-beating verse in the Quran.  And the reporter should have asked her about what she thought should happen to Asia Bibi, another mother, in Pakistan, who sits on Death Row, having been accused - by pious Muslim mamas just like Anisa - of "blasphemy!!!!" because she dared to say she thought Jesus was a better person than Mohammed.  Ms Anisa Khan should have been asked, point blank, whether as a devout Muslim she approved of the death sentence for blasphemy; whether she will celebrate and be pleased if and when Asia Bibi, mother of five, is executed by the Pakistani Muslim state, in strict compliance with the sharia of Islam. She should also have been asked what she would do if one of her children, upon growing up, declared that s/he was going to become a Christian, or an Atheist, or a Buddhist.  It might have been interesting, too, to raise the subject of the stoning of women for zina, and the subject of Israel, and the Jews.  - CM

"Faith for me is a very integral part of my life and it begins in the morning before sunrise until late evening", she explains.

'This morning she is off to the veil shop to buy a headscarf for her daughter.

But what if her daughter should, at some future time, refuse to wear it?  - CM

"Anisa started wearing her niqab a week after the September 11 attacks in 2001, after friends were vilified and picked on for "appearing Muslim".

It boggles the mind, this Muslim habit of pretending to be a victim when the people - the dirty infidels, the "worst of beasts" - whom Muslims have attacked have the temerity to complain about it or react against it. - CM

'This inspired her to study Islam, where she "fell in love with the Prophet" and had a spiritual connection.

She "fell in love" with a man who beheaded hundreds. Who celebrated the assassinations of people - an elderly Jewish poet and a young pagan Arab poet - who had dared to mock his evil behaviour and that of his companions. Who robbed caravans.  Who killed men by the hundreds and then sold their wives and children as slaves. Who raped Rayhana, after he had destroyed her community; who raped 17 year old Safiyya, on the evening of the very day on which he had supervised the torture-unto-death of her husband. Who took as his "wife" a six year old girl, and maritally raped her when she was barely nine years old.  If Anisa Khan knows all this - and if she "studied Islam" in any real sense of the word, if she read and reread Hadiths, Sira, Quran, she must - and can still say she "fell in love" with Mohammed the Mad, she has something very, very wrong with her intellect and her moral sense. - CM

'Anisa insists her decision to wear the niqab was hers alone.

Hers alone? Under whom, with whom, did she "study Islam"?? What websites was she visiting, whose books was she reading, and most importantly, what mosque or Islamic centre was she frequenting?  Ayaan Hirsi Ali, as a teenage Muslim girl in Kenya, put on the abaya - though not the face-veil - when she came under the influence of a Muslim Brotherhood revivalist. - CM

'In fact, she thinks her husband was a little overwhelmed when she told him, but he has been supportive.

What is his background? Cradle Muslim? Convert? South Asian like herself? Was her marriage arranged? - CM

'Anisa tells 7.30 "oppression is when you don't have a choice in the matter".

Sure. But is it a choice in countries where the choice is between covering up or getting beaten - or doused in acid - or shot? - CM

"We have a choice in everything we do, it's the freedom of choice that we wish to put it on and by taking that away, where is the freedom?" she said.

She should have been asked whether she would accept her daughter's choice, if one day her daughter refused to wear the hijab in any form whatsoever; whether she would accept her daughter's choice - and not do anything at all to harm her or punish her, nor to permit or encourage anyone else to harm or punish her - if her daughter decided to leave Islam altogether. 

But in any case, all this talk of choice is merely the argument that Muslims think will "work" with non-Muslims, to get what they (Muslims) want. Because it avoids, evades, all discussion of what the hijab, niqab, burqa, historically mean and what they still do mean, in many, many places.  

Chahdorrt Djavann grew up in Islamic Iran, where there is no choice whatsoever about wearing the chador, and the virtue police will arrest you and punish you for "bad hijab".  Escaped to France, she has written in support of their hijab ban in schools, and the burqa ban (for the public square) that France has instituted, though not rigorously enforced as yet.

Djavann's work is discussed in some detail in an article by one N Maruani that appeared in the Jerusalem Post in 2009.

"She (Djavann) writes that the veil cannot be presented as a personal choice, disregarding centuries of Islamic history.

"She adds that it is inappropriate to probe the motivations of every young girl wearing the veil, when what is at stake is a political agenda.

"Djavann explains further: "The veil has never been innocent or innocuous.  It has always signified the submission of women to men and the denial of legal rights to women in Islamic countries"....

'Addressing the growing phenomenon of veiled women in Europe (and, for that matter, in Australia, and Canada, and the United States, and in every other non-Muslim country within which Muslims have settled in the past fifty years and more - CM) Djavann points out its centrality to Islamist propaganda: "The political, ideological, and psychological impact of the veil goes far beyond its appearance...If this weren't the case, why would the Islamists make it their main focus?...It constitutes a constant call to order by Islamic law."  More - "The veil is the symbol, the flag and the keystone of the Islamic system." 

Now, back to Anisa Khan, in Australia, busy sweetly and smilingly pulling the wool over the infidels' eyes. - CM

'While Anisa says she has had no issues wearing her veil, she believes being confident and interacting with people (but how do you interact with someone who cannot see anything of your face except your eyes peering through a crack, like a spider from underneath a rock? how do you interact with someone who cannot clearly hear your voice, which is muffled behind a cloth? how do you interact with someone whose voice you cannot clearly hear, because your ears are muffled by two or three layers of thick cloth? - CM) helps break down barriers.

Except, of course, that uncrossable barrier between the Dar al Harb and the Dar al Islam, that can only be crossed if the filthy kuffar consent to convert to Islam.

It is a pity that our ABC interviewers seem not to have been aware of all the Quranic verses that forbid Muslims from befriending Infidels...unless they do it temporarily, and feigningly, for Muslim advantage. - CM

'But her mother, Aisha Khan, ws concerned when Anisa announced she was going to wear the niqab, and acknowledges there have been some moments.

I bet she knew damn well that nothing would happen to her daughter that would even begin to resemble the sorts of horrors that Muslims - male and female - inflict upon identifiable non-Muslim females in the lands of Islam. - CM

"There have been times when she has gone to the supermarket and little kids get scared, and say, 'Oh, Mum, look at the ninja", Aisha recalls.

Did she expect them to curtsey and give her baskets of flowers?

One does wonder whether in fact our dear sweet Muslimah didn't get a big thrill out of knowing she had just succeeded in terrorising a bunch of dirty kuffar brats. She cannot not know that, for people in our open-faced society, those who dress in black and hide their faces behind blank black masks are frightening.  She might as well run round dressed as a ghost, or an axe-murderer, and then complain that people are acting dare they!! - CM

"Then she ahs gone up and said, "darling, I'm not a ninja, it's just a face-mask, you know, it's just a niqab, I am just like your Mum".

Not "just like your Mum". Because unlike their mums, she reveres - as the perfect man - a man who ordered assassinations and mass murders and who raped captive women and sold people as slaves. If she as a devout Muslim affirms Surah 9:29 she believes that all non-Muslims ought to be "invited" to convert to Islam, and if they do not, they must accept subhuman dhimmi status - degraded, humiliated, exploited, abused - killed. - CM

'And they say, "Mummy, she is a nice lady".  I think it's just that people are scared, they don't know what to expect".

She is playing goodcop to the Islamic State's badcop. Or one could, perhaps, see her as a willing "human shield"; playing nice, in a country where Muslims are presently outnumbered and relatively weak, in order to keep the kuffar unalarmed...until the Muslims are stronger, and it will be too late.  - CM

'Anisa says a lack of knowledge and understanding about the niqab makes the veil intimidating for some people.

Yes, and you do enjoy the power trip, don't you, my dear? You know it frightens people, and still, you wear it.  Oh, and it is not those who know nothing about Islam, its texts, its history, its contemporary practice, who are truly intimidated by the niqab and what it represents; it is those who do know, who have informed themselves, who see it and see the black flag of Jihad flying in their streets, menacing their homes and their families. And they feel not only fear, but also anger. - CM

"She hopes to open up people's minds and show the "true spirits" of Muslim women.

And the Muslim women who hold their little daughters down while FGM is performed? The women who sell their underage daughters to adult men to be maritally raped? The women who watched as Infidel women and girls were gang-raped, during the Sudan war in the 1980s and 1990s, and sang derisive songs, and ululated? The local Arab Muslim women, in and around Israel, who celebrate the suicide bombers?  The women who collude with husbands and brothers to arrange the ritual executions of deemed-rebellious daughters?  The women who screeched "blasphemer!" at Asia Bibi, and knew that she would likely be killed, as a result? The women who torment their Filipino Christian housemaids in the Gulf, and in Saudi Arabia? - CM

"I love being an Australian", she says.

"I hope people open up their views and their opinions about Muslims and approach Muslim women in a nice manner and ask them about their lives, their faith, and what they do because they would be amazed and surprised", Anisa said.

Rosemary Sookhdeo asked Muslim women about their lives; carefully, coolly, patiently, and over a period of time.  Many Muslim women. She found out about forced marriage, child marriage, horrific levels of domestic violence, arbitrary divorce, honor murder. It's all in her book - "Secrets Behind the Burqa".  And Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who lived inside Islam, but escaped, and Wafa Sultan and Nonie Darwish, likewise escaped from Islam, concur.  What a naive non-Muslim inquirer will get from a masked dawa artist like Anisa Khan, who has been told exactly what buzzwords to deploy, what buttons to press, is exactly nothing: sugary, flowery lies, half-truths, omissions and evasions.- CM


Posted on 10/26/2014 11:49 PM by Christina McIntosh

Sunday, 26 October 2014

The poor child in the case is the daughter of an Australian man who had converted to Islam. Two reports, one from the ABC and one from the Daily Mail which has picked up on the story.  Neither report mentions the example set for all time for all pious Muslims by Mohammed whose child-bride Aisha was taken to his bed at the ripe old age of nine

"Detention centre detainee admits sexually abusing 12 year old "wife" after Islamic wedding"

"A Villawood Detention Centre detainee has pleaded guilty to the persistent sexual abuse of a 12 year old girl he married in an Islamic ceremony.

"The Lebanese man, 27, was on a student visa when he married the girl in the New South Wales Hunter Valley in January.

Perhaps Australia should start thinking twice about granting student visas to Muslims. - CM

'He was charged with more than 20 counts of having sex with a child under 14.

'Burwood Local Court heard prosecutors had rolled those charges into the single charge of the "persistent sexual abuse of a child."

'The man, who cannot be named, faced court via video link and his solicitor entered a guilty plea on his behalf.

'The matter will return to court next week to set a sentencing date.

'The man faces a maximum jail sentence of 25 years.

After which, being a non-citizen, he can and should be deported.  But while in prison, he should be confined separately from all non-Muslim prisoners, so as to minimise the chances of his conducting "prison dawa".  Though, given that he is known to have repeatedly bedded a twelve-year-old, he is likely to be despised in prison by all except those persons who have an unhealthy preference for very, very young girls. - CM

'The court previously heard that the girl's father gave permission for the marriage.

'The father is still before the courts on separate charges.

What puzzles me is that in none of the reports on this case have I heard one single word said about the girl's mother.- CM

'A Muslim cleric who carried out the ceremony was fined $ 500 (that fine should have been much, much bigger - CM) and deported to Pakistan.

Good riddance.- CM

'The girl, who had since turned 13, and her younger sister, were in the care of the Department of Family and Community Services."

One hopes that they will be kept far, far away from the turned-Muslim pimp-"father" and from any and all other members of the Muslim Mob. 

And now to the Daily Mail report, for all the damning detail that the ABC's reporter and/ or editors primily omitted but which were retained by the Australian Associated Press.

'Man pleads builty to persistent sexual abuse of a child in Sydney District Court'.

'A man (that is: a Muslim man - CM) charged with having sex witha 12 year old girl whom he "married" in NSW is set to be sentenced next year.

Not only did he get the delicious young flesh; the girl, after a few years, was probably supposed to be a means to his acquisition of Australian citizenship. - CM

'There was a long silence at Sydney's District Court on Friday when the 27 year old, who cannot be named, was asked to stand and formally enter a plea.

'The man hwas been charged with having sexual intercourse with the girl on at least 3 occasions between January 11 and February 5 this year at Raymond Terrace in the Hunter and elsewhere in Sydney.

'After he failed to get a response from the man, Judge Norman Delaney said, "I will ask the question again, "How do you plead, guilty or not guilty?"

"Guilty", the man eventually replied, through an interpreter.

He was allowed into Australia as a "student", without, it appears, having anything like a passable command of English? - CM

'Police allege the man married the girl in an Islamic ceremony in January.

The man has had his student visa cancelled (I should think so! - CM) and is now in immigration detention in Villawood.

'The girl's father has also been charged over the "marriage", with the court hearing the 27 year old (that is, the Muslim to whom the girl's father pimped her out - CM) due to give evidence at a trial into the matter next year.

'Police allege he organised his daughter's marriage to the Lebanese immigrant because he wanted to stop her from "committing a life of sin".

She was only twelve.  The father's overheated imagination, stoked by the misogyny of his adopted cult, disgusts. - CM

'He has been charged with procuring a child under 14 for unlawful sexual activities and being an accessory before the fact to sexual intercourse with a person under 14.

'Court documents say the Hunter Valley girl met the 27 year old student at a mosque (which mosque? - and why is it still operating? - CM) last year, after he approached her father and asked to meet her.

What sane Infidel father would hasten to push his little twelve-year-old daughter into the arms of a creepy foreign guy in his late twenties who came hanging around wanting an introduction to said daughter?  Islam does something to the intellect and to the morals, and it ain't pretty. - CM

'Police allege the young girl's father (and where in all of this mess is the mother? dead? divorced? non-custodial? - CM) enabled his daughter's sexual assault by organising the unlawful marriage - including allowing them to swap phone numbers and meet three times in the family home before the ceremony.

'The couple spent their wedding night at a motel in the Hunter region where they had sex several times, police allege.

Alternatively, one might have written, "The man took the girl to a motel in the Hunter region and there raped her several times."  Because if the girl in a case like this is below the age of consent - waaay below the age of consent - then it is statutory rape.  One does wonder who owns or runs the motel, and whether they did or did not notice any ...disturbing...disparity between the ages of the couple booking in. - CM

'A week after the wedding the father asked the girl's older siblings to put two single mattresses next to each other to make a queen size bed so the couple had a bed in the family home.

This story just gets creepier and creepier. - CM

'The imam who performed the ceremony pleaded guilty to solemnising the marriage and was fined $500 after.

'In court documents it is claimed that since the marriage the pair engaged in sexual activities on a daily basis (that is: the man raped the girl daily - CM) until February when their relationship was discovered by a Centrelink worker, when the man tried to get registered as the girl's legal guardian in order to obtain welfare benefits.

This man got busted, by someone who smelt a rat and was not afraid to follow through.  But one wonders just how many other creepy non-citizen Muslim males in Australia - and in other parts of the western world - have managed to get away with similar ugliness; Islamic "marriage" to and rape of underaged female citizens, and then the use of the girl they are regularly raping, as a means by which to rake in welfare payments. - CM

"The girl has expressed a strong desire to start a family with the [then] 26 year old"., the police report states."

Really?  This is mind-boggling. She was twelve when, presumably, she said that; she has just recently turned 13.  How thorough an Islamic brainwashing has she undergone??  There's no mention, in any account I have seen, as to when exactly this girl's father converted to Islam, or where her mother is (and whether the mother is Muslim or non-Muslim), let alone who or where are her father's non-Muslim kin (and mother's, if mother was non-Muslim) and why it is that the girl seems to have been exclusively under the control of her father, and whether the girl identifies herself as a Muslim...bearing in mind the degree of compulsion that might be exercised by a Muslim father and a Muslim "husband" over a girl of twelve.  If she does identify as a Muslim it should be made plain to her that she does not have to remain a Muslim; that she should seriously consider leaving the cult, and that if she does leave she will be protected from harm.  Frankly, she needs to be exposed to people who know something about cult deprogramming. - CM


Posted on 10/26/2014 10:54 PM by Christina McIntosh

Sunday, 26 October 2014
Posted on 10/26/2014 10:01 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald

Sunday, 26 October 2014

One of these three men being the redoubtable Sergio Redegalli whose "Say No to Burkas"mural in Sydney - defiantly painted on the wall of his studio, within clear view of many of the commuter trains that rattle in and out of central Sydney every day - has become something of a local cause celebre.

As reported by Simon Cullen of Australia's ABC, this morning.

"Men Wearing Ku Klux Klan Outfit, Motorbike Helmet, and Niqab Try to Enter Parliament House in Canberra".

'A group of men wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit, a motorbike helmet, and a Muslim niqab have tried to enter Parliament House in Canberra, to argue in favour of a nationwide ban on the burqa.

I agree with them.  The Muslim female slave  mask - whether burqa or niqab, both of which wholly conceal the face, with the eyes visible only from behind fine mesh or net (burqa) and through a narrow letterbox slit (niqab) - is not only a health-and-safety risk to the wearer (who runs the risk of developing severe Vitamin D deficiency and cannot drive or walk safely because of the limiting of peripheral vision) but is also an obvious security risk because it permits persons to go about in public without being readily identifiable.  It has therefore, on more than one occasion, been used both by criminals - to foil both eyewitness and CCTV identification - and by escaping male jihadis. And for those two reasons it should, I think, be banned.  - CM

'They were met by a security official outside the building, who advised the men that the helmet and the KKK hat were not allowed inside.

'He told the protester wearing the niqab that his face would have to be revealed during the normal security screening process.

'The media was unable to witness the security process, but all three men emerged without their head coverings.

"It seems that you're allowed to wear a full-faced covering into Parliament if you're a Muslim woman, but no other group is allowed to have that same privilege", Sergio Redegalli told reporters.

"We, as males, are not allowed to wear any face coverings in Parliament House."

'Under new Parliament House security rules, Muslim women wearing a burka are allowed inside once they have shown their face at the normal security checkpoint.

'Speaker Bronwyn Bishop last week backed down from a plan to force Muslim women wearing the burka to sit behind glass enclosures when in the parliamentary chamber.

The backdown was foolish. The original idea was foolish also, because what should have been imposed from the start was a flat ban on the wearing in public of all forms of the Muslim female Slave Mask, period, anywhere in Australia.  Wherever, in public or private non-Muslim space in non-Muslim lands, non-Muslims normally encounter one another with uncovered faces, Muslim females must be required to also go with faces uncovered. - CM

'Today's protest was organised by a group called "Faceless".

'Mr Redegalli said it was "fantastic" that they were not allowed inside the building with facial coverings, but argued it should be applied to everyone.

Yes. There should be no special concessions made to Muslims qua Muslims. - CM

"The next time, the next group of people that go to any security point to be asked to identify themselves - it may be too late because they're already in Parliament," he said.  "No-one should be walking up the [parliamentary] forecourt or in the public domain hidden from sight".

"It is not the first time the group has pulled a similar stunt.

To make a similar point, which requires to be made, repeatedly, until our politicians get a clue, and get the point. - CM

'In 2012 Faceless members walked through the Sydney CBD to "test security" at various buildings, including the New South Wales Parliament.

'It caused tension between local Muslim groups.

Everything involving the tiniest smidgen of resistance to or criticism of the Religion of Perpetual Outrage seems to cause "tension". - CM

'A number of federal Coalition MPs - including Liberal senator Cory Bernardi - have been pushing for a ban on the burka inside Parliament House, arguing there are security and identity issues with the facial covering.

'In 2011, Senator Bernardi praised Mr Redegalli - who was, today, wearing the KKK outfit - as a "friend" and someone who has become "an eloquent spokesman for freedom of speech".

Which he is.  A migrant to Australia from Italy, he is an asset to the country; the late Oriana Fallaci would have been more than proud to hail him as an honor to the nation of his birth, she who famously, in the course of an interview with the sinister Ayatollah Khomeini, tore off the chador that she had been forced to put on before the interview, and threw it on the ground in a gesture of anger and utter contempt. - CM

"I happen to agree with Mr Redegalli that the burka has no place in Australia", Senator Bernardi said in 2011.

And it does not. - CM

"I consider it a security risk and a symbol of repression and Islamic fundamentalism.

"Many Muslims [and opinion polls suggest a vast majority of other Australians] agree with me."

"Many Muslims...agree with me...".  Yes, there are Muslim females who are more discreet or less blatant or prefer not to confront kaffir sensibilities so obviously; who are content to declare their allegiance to the Mohammedan Mob, their submission to the Sharia of Islam and commitment to the Islamic goal of the global imposition of the Sharia, merely by wearing the Slave Hood, the head-bag which conceals all of a woman's hair, and also her ears and neck, but leaves her face visible.  Analogically-speaking,the difference between Slave Hood and Slave Mask is sort of like the difference between a neo-nazi who merely flaunts a Swastika armband or badge, versus one who struts down the street in full SS or Gestapo uniform.  The framing of the wearer of the "milder" forms of hijab as "modest", "clothed" or "covered", which implicitly frames all unislamically dressed women around her as, by contrast, "uncovered meat", "naked" women, immodest whores and sluts, still operates. - CM

'At the time, Mr Redegalli was under attack for painting a "Say no to burkas" mural on his Sydney glass sculpting studio.

'He made it clear today that he found the KKK outfit offensive, but said he was wearing it to make a point about facial coverings in public."

There is, of course, the further point he could have made, that for any intelligent non-Muslim who knows about the dhimma system - the degradation, humiliation and perpetual physical peril that is supposed to be imposed and in many places and for very long periods was indeed imposed by Muslims upon all non-Muslims resident within Muslim-dominated lands - the Muslim gang uniform, in its male or its female form, when seen being flaunted in public, is at least as much of an open threat to all free non-Muslims as the display of the KKK costume would have been to any free black person and non-racist white, in the era of Jim Crow.  We rightly shiver, if historically informed, at the sight of the KKK hood and robe; we flinch at the sight of the Gestapo or SS uniform if worn by a declared neonazi; and those of us who know anything at all about the dhimma system and about the sharia of Islam, generally, feel visceral revulsion at the sight of Muslims in their gang uniform, which at bottom - no matter how many sugary puff pieces on the Slave Rag are churned out by our media, and no matter how many dozy bints, Muslim or non-Muslim, warble nonsense about "modesty" and "devotion" and "a woman's choice" - is the symbol of the totalitarian and oppressive system that they desire and intend to impose upon us all, by main force as and when they are able. - CM

Posted on 10/26/2014 9:49 PM by Christina McIntosh

Sunday, 26 October 2014
Posted on 10/26/2014 7:54 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald

Sunday, 26 October 2014

From The Sunday Express

THE Navy has been put on red alert after Al Qaeda urged its followers to blow up oil tankers using the Strait of Gibraltar. Terror chiefs have called on militants to destroy tankers bound for the west by ramming them with boats laden with explosives or by hijacking the ships and running them aground.

An attack would cause "phenomenal" reaction around the world and help ramp up oil prices, shipping rates and maritime insurance as well as military spending. British oil workers in the Middle East are also legitimate targets according to the new Al Qaeda magazine, Resurgence, released last week.

A spokesman for the Government of Gibraltar told the Sunday Express: "This is not the first time that threats have been made to target merchant shipping passing through the Straits of Gibraltar. Defence and security in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters is the responsibility of the United Kingdom Government and not of the Government of Gibraltar. Having said that, it is only to be expected that those responsible for security in the region will take every precaution possible."

In an article entitled On Targeting The Archilles Heel Of Western Economies, Al Qaeda leaders urge Mujahideen fighters on the Moroccan side of the Strait to strike. They encourage a coordinated attack on oil tankers off Gibraltar as well as other "chokepoints" around the world, including the Strait of Hormuz between Oman and Iran, the Suez Canal in Egypt, the Malacca Straits in Malaysia and the Turkish Straits.

Of Gibraltar, the magazine notes: "The Strait forms the opening of the Mediterranean into the Atlantic. At its narrowest point, the Strait is 7.7 nautical miles (14.3km wide). On the Spanish side of the Strait, Britain maintains a permanent military presence in the form of the British Enclave at Gibraltar. Oil tankers from the Red Sea or the Suez Canal that are destined for Western Europe or the United States pass through the Strait."

An Al Qaeda cell suspected of plotting raids on British and American ships and tankers passing through the Strait of Gibraltar was arrested in June 2002 by the Moroccan government. Later that year, Al Qaeda rammed a boat filled with explosives into a badly holed French supertanker off the coast of Yemen.

Posted on 10/26/2014 4:00 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax

Sunday, 26 October 2014

By making it almost impossible for Muslims to enter, or settle in, Japan. "What works for them might work for you."


Posted on 10/26/2014 3:16 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald

Sunday, 26 October 2014

From the Guardian

The brother of a British man who was killed while fighting in Syria with Islamic State has been charged with preparing terrorist acts. Mustakim Jaman, 23, from Portsmouth and the brother of Ifthekar Jaman, was charged under the Terrorism Act on Sunday, Hampshire police said. Jaman is the brother of Ifthekar Jaman, 23, who was one of the most prominent British men to wage jihad in Syria. He was killed last December.

Jaman was arrested by the south-east counter-terrorism unit on 14 October on suspicion of being involved in a Syria-related terrorism plot. He was remanded in custody to appear at Westminster magistrates court in London on Monday.

A 23-year-old woman from Farnborough and a 29-year-old woman from Greenwich, south London, were also held on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism acts. Officials said the arrests were part of a nationwide operation and linked to the Syrian conflict.

Posted on 10/26/2014 3:13 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax

Sunday, 26 October 2014

In this corner, wearing black, the Shi'a Houthis, and in that corner, also wearing black, Ansar Al-Shia, the Al-Qaeda representatives in Yemen. It's Round 138, here.

Posted on 10/26/2014 3:11 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald

Sunday, 26 October 2014

No outcry from the U.N., The Guardian, the BBC, or the State Department as yet, deploring the Lebanese Army's  actions. And there will be none.

Report on the fighting in northern Lebanon, in which you will find that piquant detail, here.

Posted on 10/26/2014 2:24 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald

Sunday, 26 October 2014
Posted on 10/26/2014 2:18 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Sunday, 26 October 2014

From the National Post of Canada

The “Vicar of Baghdad” has quit Iraq after death threats and the beheading of children attached to his church by Islamic terrorists.

Canon Andrew White, vicar of Baghdad’s St. Georges, Iraq’s only Anglican church, said the only answer to the terrorism and killing by the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) was American “boots on the ground.” “They’re killing us,” he said during a recent visit to Israel. “We need the international community to stand with us. We need help to provide for our people.”

He has been forced to flee Iraq on other occasions, but this time he was warned by his archbishop to leave after threats from ISIS and following the beheading by the terror group of children.

Asked whether ISIS could be reasoned with, Canon White said, “No.” He added, “ISIS is driven by that passion that Iraq has gone very, very wrong. Among terrorists, often they have lost something big. And the Sunnis have lost ultimately their power, their responsibility and their significance. Under the Saddam Hussein regime they had essence; now they have nothing..."

Canon White said U.S. President Barack Obama made the mistake of pulling out of Iraq before the country could guarantee the safety of the people. “ISIS are going around causing their chaos with American weapons, in American tanks, in American armored vehicles and their Humvees because that man Obama left us. And we are seeing our people killed because of that mistake,” he said.

And if U.S. ground forces do not come?

“Radical Islamist extremists will increase in authority and power,” he said. “They’re already ruling much of the country. What they will not be able to rule is areas in the south because the Shiites will not allow them to because that is where their holy shrines are. Religion means they will not let their most holy places be destroyed.”

He said he hoped to return to Iraq.

Posted on 10/26/2014 12:30 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax


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