These are all the Blogs posted on Monday, 21, 2013.
Monday, 21 January 2013
Algeria hostage crisis: al Qaeda had help from inside claim security sources
Up to five of the al Qaeda-linked
Islamists who carried out the most spectacular and bloody hostage situation in recent years were employees of the gas plant, security sources have revealed.
One of those involved in the "inside job" was of French nationality, the sources told the Daily Telegraph, in what appears to be a blow to those in charge of safety at the highly strategic In Amenas plant, which accounts for 12 per cent of Algeria's gas production.
The unnamed French accomplice is said to have changed sides once his comrades in arms had broken into the desert site in southeastern Algeria after attacking bus at a false checkpoint. He then took part in the kidnapping operation before being killed during the Algerian army assault on the site.
Some terrorists are reported to have known internal procedures at the plant as well as the room numbers of expatriates.
Gendarmes are understood to have opened an investigation into four other workers who survived the attack on suspicion of helping the kidnappers enter the tightly-guarded facility, the sources said, without providing further details.
With the military operation over, forensic scientists from Algeria's national gendarmerie arrived yesterday to begin the macabre task of identifying the bodies.
Civil protection workers said they had spent Sunday retrieving a gruesome list of body parts – "fingers, hands, feet, legs" – as they sought to piece together who had been killed in a deadly mix of machine gunfire, terrorist explosions and helicopter gunship attacks. A civil protection source said that the overall death toll, including kidnappers and hostages was between 55 and 60, with roughly half foreign hostages.
William Hague, the foreign secretary, said yesterday that some of those hostages are likely to have been executed.
The revelation though of the possibility of an 'inside job" follows expressions of surprise by security experts at the apparent ease with which the terrorists loyal to Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the one-eyed Islamist who formed his own brigade, the "Signatories in Blood", penetrated the plant. It was the first successful terrorist attack against a petrol or gas plant in Algeria.
"These installations are highly protected. The operation must have been prepared over quite some time. Either there was a slip up or it was internal complicity," said Louis Caprioli, adviser at GEOs, the risk management group and a former domestic intelligence agent.
A spokesman for BP refused to be drawn on the possible security beach: "We wouldn't comment on this," he said.
Last night it was confirmed that the apparent leader of the militants, Abdul Rahman al-Nigeri, was ready at any time to blow up the hostages. Another of the kidnappers was identified as Abdallahi Ould Hmida.
An al Qaeda veteran of 14 years loyal to Belmokhtar, he played a role in the assassination of French tourists in Mauritania in 2010,
Posted on 01/21/2013 3:49 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 21 January 2013
Not Your Father's West Point
From the Washington Times:
A West Point think tank has issued a paper warning America about “far right” groups such as the “anti-federalist” movement, which supports “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.”
The report issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.”
The center — part of the institution where men and women are molded into Army officers — posted the report Tuesday. It lumps limited government activists with three movements it identifies as “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”
The West Point center typically focuses reports on al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists attempting to gain power in Asia, the Middle East and Africa through violence.
But its latest study turns inward and paints a broad brush of people it considers “far right.”
It says anti-federalists “espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government, believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals’ civil and constitutional rights. Finally, they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self government. Extremists in the anti-federalist movement direct most their violence against the federal government and its proxies in law enforcement.”
The report also draws a link between the mainstream conservative movement and the violent “far right,” and describes liberals as “future oriented” and conservatives as living in the past.
“While liberal worldviews are future- or progressive -oriented, conservative perspectives are more past-oriented, and in general, are interested in preserving the status quo.” the report says. “The far right represents a more extreme version of conservatism, as its political vision is usually justified by the aspiration to restore or preserve values and practices that are part of the idealized historical heritage of the nation or ethnic community.”
The report adds: “While far-right groups’ ideology is designed to exclude minorities and foreigners, the liberal-democratic system is designed to emphasize civil rights, minority rights and the balance of power.”
The report says there were 350 “attacks initiated by far-right groups/individuals” in 2011.
Details about what makes an attack a “far right” action are not clear in the report, which was written by Arie Perliger, who directs the center’s terrorism studies and teaches social sciences at West Point.
A Republican congressional staffer who served in the military told The Washington Times: “If [the Defense Department] is looking for places to cut spending, this junk study is ground zero...
Posted on 01/21/2013 5:40 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Monday, 21 January 2013
Money, Money, Money: Rich Little Qatar Calls The Syrian Shots
The fewer than 200,000 Qataris, ruled over by a "King" and his wife and a Crown Prince and one other family member whose relationship I've forgotten, use some of their undeserved hundreds of billions to pay for two versions (English, Arabic) of their notorious propaganda station, Al-Jazeera. Qatari money went to Libya to support not the less fanatical among the rebels but, rather, those who favored more and yet more Islam. In Syria, the opposition now depends entirely, it seems, on a go-ahead from rich little, awful little Qatar. Thus do a handful of despots in Qatar, southern Arabs, practically -- in the eyes of Syrians -- Bedu, now presume to tell the more advanced Arabs of Syria, who feel keenly their cultural superiority to the Arabs of the Gulf -- decide the fate of other Arabs. Surely this rankles, and the Assad regime is now and will continue to make much of the Qatari (and Saudi) backing for the rebels.
Syrian government-in-exile: Not without Qatar’s money
Opposition postpones decision on forming government-in-exile as Khatib leaves to Qatar to secure promises of financial aid.
Middle East Online
BEIRUT - The Syrian opposition said on Monday it had postponed a decision on forming a government-in-exile at its meeting in Istanbul.
Sources at negotiations in Istanbul said that the head of Syria’s opposition coalition has flown to Qatar to secure promises of financial aid for a transitional government.
“It seems that there won’t be a government unless Sheikh Moaz al-Khatib comes back from Qatar with enough to convince enough members of the coalition that any government they set up will be viable,” said one coalition member who declined to be identified.
“There is agreement on the need to establish a transitional government but the majority opinion favors not to form it now without secure areas to operate in and enough international support and guarantees for direct recognition,” coalition member Ahmad Ramadan said.
“Otherwise the government will be born paralyzed,” he added.
The Muslim Brotherhood, the primary organized force in the Syrian opposition, has made it clear it does not favor a government at present.
But opposition sources said the Brotherhood could change its mind if regional powers, especially Turkey, Qatar and other Gulf states, throw their support behind the project.
“Between the military effort and humanitarian and administration needs, a transitional government needs up to $40 million a day to operate. There is no point creating a government that cannot meet the aspirations of the revolt,” another source said.
The Syrian opposotion also says that it needs guarantees of support from dissident forces on the ground.
The Syrian National Council (SNC), a key component of the opposition, said the meeting held on Sunday formed a five-member panel to consult with the rebel Free Syrian Army, and other concerned parties on the issue.
"After studying the proposals and after deliberation on the question of creating an interim government, we decided to set up a five-member committee tasked with consulting with the forces of the revolution, the Free Syrian Army and friendly countries," the council said.
The Syrian National Council is an influential member of the National Coalition, which was set up in Doha in November in a bid to unify opposition forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
Since it was formed, the National Coalition has been recognised by scores of states and organisations as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people.
Syria's 22-month revolt has been racked by political schisms and unmet promises of financial and military aid by the international community, dissidents say.
The opposition said the five-member committee would also be tasked with exploring "the extent of (opposition and international) commitment in order for the work to be financially and politically feasible."
The panel includes, among others, National Coalition chief Moaz al-Khatib, Syrian National Council head George Sabra and prominent Paris-based dissident, Burhan Ghalioun.
The opposition is due to meet again on January 28 in Paris, along with representatives of some 20 countries that back the revolt against Assad.
More than 60,000 people have been killed so far in the conflict that erupted in March 2011, according to United Nations figures.
Posted on 01/21/2013 6:56 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 21 January 2013
"We've Come In The Name Of Islam, To Teach The Americans What Islam Is"
In a story by Adam Nossiter, "Algerian Hostage Crisis Ends Violently," that appeared in the New York Times and then yesterday in the Boston Sunday Globe, there is this:
"One Algerian who managed to escape told France 24 television late Friday night that the kidnappers said, “We’ve come in the name of Islam, to teach the Americans what Islam is.” The haggard-looking man, interviewed at the airport in Algiers, said the kidnappers then immediately executed five hostages."
Posted on 01/21/2013 7:24 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 21 January 2013
David Cameron Not Up To The Task
When David Cameron says that the terrorist threat blah blah will last "for decades" what does he mean? It will last as long as Islam, the adherents of Islam, exist and take what is written in Qur'an, Hadith, and Sira to heart, and act upon their beliefs. It is misleading to say that it will go on for what Cameron no doubt thinks is a long time -- and is no doubt pleased with himself for what he thinks of as a note of churchillian resolution.
Cameron still gives no hint of understanding that the very same ideology that is at play in Mali, or in Algeria, is also at play in the minds and hearts of many people -- millions now -- who were quite unncessarily, and criminal-negligently, allowed to settle deep within those national borders, of countries in Western Europe, which Islam itself teaches them to regard as enemy lines, the lines of Dar al-Harb, the Domain of War.
But how can he? you say. How can he even dare to talk about such things? There are ways. Clever people can figure it out. Metonymy would help. Start talking about all those who believe in conducting Jihad, no matter if their instrument for Jihad is terrorism, or conventional combat (qital), or propaganda (Jihad of pen, tongue), or through deployment of wealth, which admittedly overlaps with the category of "pen, tongue."
And if asked to define Jihad, Cameron should be able -- but he's not, of course, it's way beyond the camerons and the hagues of this world -- to say that Jihad is the duty, incumbent upon Muslims, to participate directly or indirectly in the "struggle" (which is what "jihad" means) to ensure that everywhere Islam dominates, and Muslims rule, everywhere. He should be able to say that. But since he's tongue tied, why don't others in the press, and possibly even in the government, start talking this away. Unapologetically. Unembarrassedly. In Great Britain. In France. In Germany, In the Netherlands (oh, yes, Geert Wilders has already done this, but needs to do it more, and those who think it infra dig to support Geert Wilders, to be in his ideological company, need to re-think what matters most).
Posted on 01/21/2013 1:20 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 21 January 2013
Two Al Qaeda gunmen found dead inside Algeria gas plant were 'Canadians' Also a Norwegian alleged to be involved.
From Canadian TV News and Norway News
Two Canadians are reportedly among the Islamist militants found dead following a siege on a Sahara gas plant that ended with a raid by Algerian troops on the weekend.
On Monday, Algerian private television network Ennahar reported that two Canadians were among the militants killed in the violence.
“Two bodies of Canadian citizens were recovered among the terrorists in Ain Amenas,” the channel was cited by Agence France-Presse as saying. The report was attributed to unnamed sources within Algerian security.
Earlier, an official Algerian source had said the group behind the attack comprised Arabs, Africans, and also people from outside the African continent.
Paul Schemm, a reporter with The Associated Press based in Morocco, said the report doesn't come as a surprise.
"At this point it's an unconfirmed report from an anonymous security source, but there's no reason to think that's not the case because the extremists themselves on Thursday, when they gave a list of nations the attackers were from, they said they had people from Canada along with Algeria, Egypt, Niger and Mali," Schemm told CTV's Canada AM on Monday.
The list of foreigners either missing or confirmed to have been killed in the siege includes American, British, French, Japanese, Norwegian and Romanian citizens.
Chrystiane Roy, a spokesperson for Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs said Monday the department is “aware of reports that a Canadian may have been involved in the hostage-taking in Algeria. We are pursuing all appropriate channels to seek further information and are in close contact with Algerian authorities.”
The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten does not publish in English language anymore. But other news sites such as Norway News carry a report from Aftenposten on the subject of a possible Norwegian amongst the terrorists. .
… several freed hostages described the tall man as the "Norwegian. According to Aftenposten witnesses that came out from the plant that said that the Norwegian hostages had their own guard. . . spoke with the Norwegian hostages in a non-English language they could understand,
- We are not sure of his nationality but he is tall, white, blue or green eyes. He speaks English and he prays and reads the Quran, says a source in the Algerian army, according to the Aftenposten source
Posted on 01/21/2013 7:36 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 21 January 2013
Fitzgerald: 95 things that fuel Muslim extremism
“The American presence in Iraq fuels Muslim extremism.”
-- a conclusion concluded from the National Intelligence Estimate by many concluders in solemn conclusory conclave assembled.
Ninety-Five Other Things That Also Fuel Muslim Extremism:
1. Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses.”
2. The British government’s protection of Salman Rushdie.
3. The American coup against Mossadegh in 1953, cited by some Iranians as the direct cause of the takeover of Iran by the Ayatollah Khomeini more than 25 years later.
4. The remarks of Pim Fortuyn about Muslim attitudes toward liberal Dutch mores.
5. The movie by Theo van Gogh about the subjection of women in Islam.
6. The election of Ayaan Hirsi Ali to the Dutch Parliament.
7. Hindus passing by mosques as Friday Prayers end.
8. The failure of Americans in Iraq to sufficiently subdue the Sunni insurgents.
9. The failure of Americans in Iraq to sufficiently subdue the Shi’a militias.
10. The failure of Americans in Iraq to sufficiently subdue the Kurdish desire for independence.
11. The failure of Americans in Iraq to give Baghdad an instant makeover so that it resembles the most prosperous and advanced American city.
12. The failure of Americans to solve every economic problem in Iraq, to make Sunnis and Shi’a friends, to get the oilfields pumping at full capacity, and to make donations even beyond the many tens of billions spent directly on reconstruction in Iraq.
13. The failure of the Americans, in obtaining debt relief from all Infidel creditors for Iraq (but not from any of the Muslim Arab states), to persuade those same Infidel countries to supply another $50-$100 billion.
14. The refusal of the French state to permit the wearing of the hijab.
15. The insistence, by the French state, that texts by Voltaire, Montaigne, Proust, and other writers deemed or perceived to be anti-Islamic by Muslims, be assigned to students, as required reading, by the Ministry of Education.
16. The selling of alcohol by Christians in Basra.
17. The existence of Christians in Basra.
18. The continued functioning of Christian churches in Baghdad.
19. The Copts in Egypt who complain when Muslims attack their churches and other institutions, or kidnap and forcibly convert Coptic girls to Islam.
20. The Filipinos who try to hold private religious services in Saudi Arabia, land on which no non-Muslims should be present in any case.
21. The American airmen who were assigned to bases in Saudi Arabia and who showed insufficient obeisance to their Saudi masters, all daggers and dishdashas, with their sneers of cold command.
22. The obvious superiority of Western economies.
23. The obvious superiority of Western education.
24. The obvious superiority of Western medical care.
25. The obvious superiority of Western artistic achievement.
26. The obvious superiority of Western (fill in here whatever you like).
27. The failure of Muslims living in the countries of Western Europe to have a standard of living equal or superior to that of non-Muslims.
28. The continued refusal of non-Muslims in the West to institute a formalized long-term system of Jizyah, by which Muslims can be supported; they now must make do only with the benefits provided by Infidel taxpayers on a year-to-year basis.
29. The financial support given by the Americans to the Mubarak regime in Egypt that enrages the Muslim Brotherhood.
30. The financial support given by the Americans to successive Jordanian kings and kinglets, which enrages the Muslim Brotherhood.
31. The diplomatic and other support given by the Americans to the corrupt Al-Saud family of “Saudi” Arabia, which enrages Al-Qaeda and its local supporters.
32. The threats by some in the United States to withdraw support from the Mubarak Friends-and-Family Plan, which whips up anti-American sentiment among Egyptian Muslims.
33. The threats by some in the United States to withdraw support from Pakistan if it does not collaborate less meretriciously in the soi-disant “war on terror,” which whips up anti-American sentiment among Pakistani Muslims.
34. The temporary withdrawal of Infidel support for the “Palestinians,” who deserve to receive Infidel aid of every kind, and permanently.
35. The discussion by some in the West of ways to diminish, in order to prevent further global warming, the use of oil -– which discussion is seen as damaging Arab and Muslim interests, and must therefore be regarded as a deliberate attack on Islam.
36. The reference by Pope Benedict to a 14th century Byzantine emperor’s remarks in the course of a scholarly address at Regensburg.
37. The refusal of Pope Benedict to continue to apologize, and his apparent refusal to completely humiliate himself, before Muslims demanding such humiliation.
38. The Israeli “occupation” of Sinai, Gaza, and the West Bank after the Six-Day War.
39. The Israeli “occupation” of Gaza and the West Bank after the Camp David Accords.
40. The Israeli “occupation” of the West Bank after the full withdrawal from Gaza.
41. The Israeli “occupation” of the sacred Arab and Muslim soil on which the only Jewish state was created in 1948.
42. The presence of Jews in the Middle East.
43. The presence of Jews, uncowed, anywhere in the world.
44. The presence of a strong, self-assured community of Christians in Lebanon.
45. The presence of Copts in Egypt, who sometimes act as if they, too, too, have a right to regard Egypt as their land.
46. The refusal of Italian authorities to prosecute, before her death, Oriana Fallaci.
47. The refusal of Italian authorities to ban Dante in schools because of the mention of Muhammad in The Inferno.
48. The refusal of Italian authorities to remove or cover over frescoes in Bologna that depict Muhammad in an unflattering manner.
49. The refusal of the government of Denmark to punish a Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, for daring to exercise the right of free speech.
50. The refusal of Hindus to abandon any claim to ancient sites, where Hindu temples once stood until destroyed by Muslim invaders.
51. The refusal of some Hindus to forget the history of India.
52. The refusal of some European governments to permit Muslim mosques of any size to be built wherever, whenever, and with whatever towering minarets and electronic amplifying equipment, as Muslims believe is their sacred right.
53. The attempts by some Western police to enter mosques where they have found, in the past, false passports and other documents, as well as weapons including guns and explosives, sometimes hidden in false ceilings.
54. The attempt to permit Europeans to continue, even outside Denmark, to exercise the so-called right of free speech, as has happened with Charlie-Hébdo and other French newspapers.
55. The refusal of the University of Geneva to renew the contract of Tariq Ramadan.
56. The public displays of piggy-banks, and of allusions in English pub names such as The Saracen’s Head, which may offend Muslims.
57. The discussions by some national authorities in Holland and state authorities in Germany of the need for more stringent qualifications for nationalization, and in some cases the institution of those more stringent qualifications.
58. The single mention by President Bush of the word “islamofascism” -– a word which Muslims all over insisted must never again be repeated by him, and which he never again repeated.
59. The behavior of American soldiers who have on several occasions returned deadly fire coming at them from mosques in Iraq.
60. The behavior of the British police in not notifying Muslim authorities well in advance of any planned raids on any suspected Muslim terrorists in Great Britain; this is a grave offense which has now apparently been rectified in order to win Muslim hearts and Muslim minds.
61. The belief that some in the West continue to hold, that Jews do have a historic as well as religious connection to the part of Dar al-Islam they call Israel.
62. The outrageous way in which Infidels refer to the Prophet Muhammad as if he is not universally regarded as the Perfect Man, uswa hasana, al-insan al-kamil.
63. The mention by Infidels of aspects of Muhammad’s life -– such as the Khaybar Oasis attack, the Banu Qurayza decapitation, the murder of Asma bint Marwan, the marriage to nine-year-old Aisha; these are not true, or if true, are not things which Infidels have any right either to discuss or even to know about.
64. The belief of some Infidels that those who give up on Islam, who are apostates and therefore traitors to Islam, could after their act of treason conceivably continue to know anything about Islam, given that Allah clearly takes away from such people all their previous knowledge of Islam at the very moment when they decide to apostasize.
65. The outrageous belief by some Infidels that nonetheless they may have reason to listen to the testimony of ex-Muslims as to the real contents of Islam.
66. The outrageous and insulting mention, by Infidels, of such words as “taqiyya” and “kitman.”
67. The outrageous mention, by Infidels, of the word “dhimmi,” about which they can not possibly have any accurate conception, and which they have no right to discuss in the first place unless they are Muslims.
68. The outrageous attempt to suggest that people are not born Muslims.
69. The outrageous attempt to suggest that the spread of Islam was ever undertaken through violence, when everyone knows it was a case of sudden mass conversion.
70. The refusal of this or that Infidel religious leader, political figure, writer, artist, comedian, or simply you, or simply I, to exhibit the proper attitude toward Islam, Islam, Islam.
71. The wherewithal provided by OPEC revenues that enables the Saudis, especially, to fund mosques and madrasas worldwide and thereby to naturally increase the numbers of “extremists” in the Lands of the Infidels.
72. The wherewithal of OPEC revenues that pay for an army of Western hirelings, including former diplomats (mostly English and American), former intelligence agents, former and present journalists (especially those covering the Middle East), public relations experts, businessmen eager for contracts in the Gulf, and many other fixers and middlemen. This helps delay the day of new energy policies that could conceivably diminish the OPEC oil revenues that fund the Jihad, and also prevents the unwary from regarding Saudi Arabia as anything other than a “staunch ally.”
73. The willingness of journalists to overlook obvious links between the practice of Jihad and the doctrine of Jihad, encouraged by journalists who still do not feel any obligation to learn about Islam. This encourages Muslims to make demands for changes in political and legal institutions in the West, or to insist that outspoken Infidels -- the Pope, Theo van Gogh, Jyllens-Posten -- must stop speaking or writing about Islam. Any such refusal to comply with Muslim demands engenders -- “fuels” -- Muslim “extremism.”
74. The refusal of the Buddhists in southern Thailand to stop being Buddhists.
75. The refusal of the Christians in the southern Philippines to submit to the demands to hand over lands to the Muslims of As Sayyaf.
76. The refusal of Christians in Sulawesi to stop holding church services.
77. The refusal of the Israeli government to stop trying to protect ancient archeological sites in Jerusalem, many of which have been severely damaged by the Muslim construction on and deep within the Temple Mount.
78. The refusal of Hindus in India to concede to Muslim demands for the full application of Shari’a to the Muslim community.
79. The refusal of Orthodox priests in monasteries in Bosnia and Kosovo to abandon the monasteries to Muslims who are clamoring to destroy them.
80. The outrageous insistence by the world’s Armenians and by many others that Turkey stop denying the mass murder of Armenians by Muslim Turks between 1915 and 1920.
81. The outrageous demands by many Infidel lands that outside forces be brought in to protect the non-Arab Muslims from the Arab Muslims in Darfur, despite the express opposition of both the government of the Sudan and the Arab League.
82. The outrageous demands by some Infidels that Muslims should be permitted to open mosques only on the basis of reciprocity -- that is, on the basis of similar permission being granted to non-Muslims in Muslim lands.
83. The outrageous refusal of some Infidel countries to prevent transmissions of Al Manar and other satellite channels run by terrorist groups.
84. The refusal of many Western countries -- Great Britain, Germany, Canada -- to yield to demands of local Muslims that they be made subject only to the Shari’a and not to the manmade laws of the Infidels.
85. The refusal by Australia to cease contributing troops to help their American allies in Afghanistan and Iraq.
86. The continued existence of Jews.
87. The continued existence of Christians.
88. The continued existence of Hindus.
89. The continued existence of Sikhs.
90. The continued existence of Buddhists.
91. The continued existence of followers of Confucius.
92. The continued existence of agnostics.
93. The continued existence of atheists.
Some, especially in Lutheran lands, may be satisfied with these 95 theses. Others may prefer to round out the polemical embonpoint by adding another five items to the list. Still others may wish to keep adding to the list from the rich profusion of items offered by each day’s Jihad news -- items in keeping with the nature and quite unnecessary nurture of the belief-system of Islam. It took very little time to compose this list. It would not take much longer to add another hundred, two hundred, three hundred items to the list of things that “fuel Muslim extremism.”
Posted on 01/21/2013 8:05 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 21 January 2013
From The Daily Mail:
Al Qaeda gunmen found dead inside Algeria gas plant included 'two Canadians and at least one Frenchman'
By Peter Allen and Nabila Ramdani
Westerners including two Canadians and possibly a Frenchman were among the Al Qaeda terrorists responsible for the bloody Algerian hostage crisis, it was claimed today.
Algerian special forces discovered the bodies at the In Amenas facility, where the hostage death toll rose to at least 57 today, including up to six Britons.
At least 35 heavily armed Al Qaeda operatives were killed, while five were today being interrogated by officials in the North African country.
One-eyed fugitive: Mokhtar Belmokhtar, an Algerian who fought against Soviet forces in Afghanistan in the 1980s, has reportedly claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of up to 41 foreigners at an Algerian gas field
Armed to the teeth: The terrorists' weapons, recovered by Algerian special forces, included six machine guns, 21 rifles, two mortars with shells, two rocket-propelled grenade launchers and ten explosive belts
Two of the dead Islamists from Canada were found in the smouldering remains of a compound at the BP gas plant.
One security source today confirmed that the Canadians are suspected of having travelled to Libya, where they joined extremists waging Jihad against the west.
The men's badly charred corpses were found close to their victims, many of whom had been forced to wear Semtex explosive belts before being killed.
The source said Canadian passports were found on the terrorists at the In Amanas facility, in the deep Sahara some 1,000 miles from Algiers, the capital of Algeria.
Citing Algerian judicial sources, French newspaper Le Parisien also reported that there was 'at least one Frenchman' among the terrorists.
The man's name has now been passed on to France's DCRI domestic security agency.
Terrifying: This image shows the moment that workers were first taken captive by Al Qaeda terrorists at the remote plant in Algeria
Destroyed: Men look at the wreckage of a vehicle near In Amenas. Algerian bomb squads scouring the gas plant found numerous new bodies as they searched for explosive traps left behind
An official Algerian source said previously that the group behind the attack had comprised Arabs, Africans and also people from outside the African continent.
A report in Norway's Aftenposten also said one of the attackers was tall and white with blue or green eyes, spoke English and read the Koran.
Much remains unclear about events after the jihadists staged the attack last Wednesday in revenge for French assaults on al-Qaeda rebels in neighbouring Mali.
However, an Algerian newspaper said they had arrived in cars painted in the colours of state energy company Sonatrach, but registered in neighbouring Libya, a country awash with arms since Muammar Gaddafi's fall in 2011.
As the total death toll reached 89, Foreign Secretary William Hague today denied that Western intervention in neighbouring Libya had fuelled the spread of extremism in the region.
David Cameron, pictured outside Downing Street today, was due to update MPs on the situation in Algeria this afternoon
Mr Hague insisted that military action taken by Britain and France had 'mitigated' the instability caused by the insurrection against Gaddafi, which has been blamed for a flow of weapons and militant fighters into countries such as Mali over the past year.
David Cameron will update MPs in a statement to the House of Commons this afternoon on the outcome of the situation in Algeria and on this morning's Cobra meeting, which focused on the issues of establishing the fates of British nationals and arranging the repatriation of the bodies of those who died.
The PM's official spokesman stressed that the Government's position that UK troops will not take on a combat role in Mali remained unchanged.
The spokesman told a regular Westminster media briefing: 'Clearly in Mali at the moment there is a military response in terms of French forces supporting the Malian government.
'We very much support the French in that but our position about troops not being in a combat role is completely unchanged with regard to Mali.
'More widely, as the Foreign Secretary was saying in the context of Somalia, when it comes to military roles our view is very much that they should be regionally-led.'
Asked whether Mr Cameron was content with Algiers' response to the siege, the spokesman said: 'We were always very clear that there there were difficult decisions that faced the Algerian authorities. It was a fluid, fast-moving event. We were not going to rush into making judgments.'
He added: 'The Prime Minister said yesterday that we should be very clear that the responsibility for the loss of life lies with the terrorists.
'We recognise what the Algerians have done to co-ordinate with us. He thanked them for that and he also noted the Algerian loss of life and the fact that this was an attack against an Algerian site.'
The spokesman said Britain would 'work with our international partners' to bring those responsible for the killings to justice.
Asked about claims made during the siege by the hostage-takers' leader, Abdul Rahman al-Nigeri, that he had been in contact with British officials, Mr Cameron's spokesman said: 'We don't negotiate with terrorists.
Remembered: Paul Thomas Morgan, 46, the first of the British victims of the hostage crisis in Algeria identified
Killed: Garry Barlow (left) and Kenneth Whiteside (right) also died at the oil plant
'That has always been and remains our policy. I have seen these reports but I am not going to go into details.'
Meanwhile, the number of hostages thought to have been killed rose from 23 to 57 today after 25 bodies found yesterday were reportedly identified as captives.
Three Britons who died were yesterday identified as former Foreign Legion soldier Paul Morgan, 46, project services manager Kenneth Whiteside, 59, and father-of-two Garry Barlow, 49.
Nine Japanese workers were also said to have been killed, the biggest loss of life of all the nationalities caught up in the siege.
Thirty-two militants have been found dead, six have been captured and troops were still searching for others.
Details of the dead militants emerged after it was claimed some of the terrorists involved in the siege in which three Britons have died had been working at the BP plant where the atrocity took place.
On the road: Algerian army trucks are seen near In Amenas, the gas plant where the hostage taking happened
Response: A soldier and rescue vehicles are seen near In Amenas, the gas plant where the hostage taking occurred
They had been given short-term contracts by the oil and gas giant, allowing them to plan their attack with lethal precision.
Six of the Al Qaeda operatives were ‘taken alive’ by the Algerian army today, while some 32 were killed during four days of fierce fighting with special forces.
Now there are claims that some of the Islamist radicals had been hired over the past year at the vast facility in the Sahara desert, close to the town of In Amenas.
This raises the possibility that the 23 gas workers who died, as well as those who were wounded and escaped, might have known their attackers.
Witnesses have already described one of the terrorists speaking with a ‘perfect English accent’, and appearing to have a good knowledge of the compounds around the gas field.
DETAILS OF THE DEAD AND MISSING
Figures for those killed and unaccounted for in the gas plant siege remained confusing today, but here are some of the latest details:
32 Islamist militants
57 hostages, including three from Britain, nine from Japan, six from the Philippines, one each from the US, Romania and France
NORWAY: Five Norwegian employees of Statoil are still missing, the energy company said.
BRITAIN: Three other Britons still missing and feared dead, the UK government said.
UNITED STATES: One Texan is dead. A U.S. official said some American hostages escaped or were unaccounted for, but would not give any numbers.
The militants at first said they had seven American hostages, then later offered to trade two of them for two terrorists behind bars in the US, an offer rejected by Washington.
MALAYSIA: Two Malaysians are missing, the government says.
PHILIPPINES: Four Filipinos are missing.
An Algerian security source said: ‘The suspicion is that some of the militants were placed inside the plant as drivers, cooks and even guards.
‘This gave them detailed knowledge of the facility, and indeed its top level security measures.
‘There were many hundreds of workers of all nationalities at the site, and applications for work would have been made to BP. There would have been some kind of background checks, of course.’
BP would not comment on the claims, which have begun to appear in the Algerian media.
But the security source said that Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the Algerian terrorist said to have masterminded the operation, is thought to have coordinated the placing of his men inside the plant.
His Mulathameen Brigade today threatened to carry out more attacks unless Western powers ended what it called an assault on Muslims in neighbouring Mali, according to the SITE monitoring service.
In a statement on Monday, the al Qaeda linked group also said the hostage-takers had offered negotiations on freeing the captives seized at a gas plant deep in the Sahara but the Algerian authorities used military force, SITE reported.
The statement was published by the Mauritania-based Nouakchott News Agency, according to SITE, which tracks statements by militants.
His gang, the Signed in Blood Brigade, is a ruthless Islamist group which has been behind numerous crimes around Africa, including bomb attacks and kidnappings.
As with so many Al Qaeda operatives, many of its recruits would have considerable experience of infiltrating western targets.
At least 25 burned bodies were found yesterday in the Algerian gas plant, meaning that the death toll is likely to rise well above the 23 currently said to have lost their lives.
Mohammed Said, Algeria’s communications minister, confirmed that that the charred corpses were found lying inside a heavily fortified compound, adding that ‘the number feared dead will unfortunately be revised upwards.
Recollections: Iain Strachan (left) and Darren Matthews (right) talked about their ordeal on Algerian state TV
TERROR CHIEF HIRED 3FT 6IN EXECUTIONER 'TO BEHEAD WOMEN AND CHILDREN'
Ruthless al-Qaeda kingpin behind the Algerian hostage crisis, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, once employed a 3ft 6ins-tall killer named 'Mohamed the Dwarf' during a terror campaign in the 1990s.
One-eyed fanatic Belmokhtar, 40, who has a son named after Osama bin Laden, used the axe-wielding dwarf named Mohamed to slit the throats of 31 victims and behead them in public in less than half an hour in the 1990s.
At the time he was a commander in the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria, known as the GIA, and used the dwarf as part of his failed campaign to impose a strict Islamic government in Algeria.
Hundreds of executions were carried out by the axe-wielding dwarf who murdered men, women and children who had been dragged from their beds.
The dwarf and 50 heavily-armed extremists once dragged entire families into the street and forced them to line up for execution by the mini-killer.
In another massacre, the dwarf is said to have hacked the heads of 86 people in a single night.
There are no reports of the tiny butcher ever having been caught.
He said that the terrorists had strapped Semtex explosives around the torsos of many of their captives, threatening to blow them up at a moment’s notice.
Other Algerian officials insisted that the army launched its assault after the Islamist militants began killing foreign hostages they described as ‘Christians and infidels’.
Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed that three Britons are confirmed dead, while three more are feared killed.
Mr Cameron said that a captive who was resident in the UK resident had also lost his life in the four day stand-off in the Sahara which which came to a dramatic end on Saturday.
‘I know the whole country will want to join with me in sending our sympathy and our condolences to the families who have undergone an absolutely dreadful ordeal,’ Mr Cameron said at Chequers.
Despite the already high death toll , the Prime Minister refused to criticise the uncompromising tactics used by the Algerian government.
The British survivors had flown back home on government and BP chartered flights overnight.
The crisis began on Wednesday when militants attacked two buses carrying foreign workers to the remote site in south-eastern Algeria.
Terrorists then took Algerians and foreign workers hostage at the complex, which was soon surrounded by the army, who attacked on Thursday using helicopter gunships.
The army later recovered a terrorist arsenal of six machine guns, 21 rifles, two shotguns, two 60mm mortars with shells, six 60mm missiles with launchers, two rocket-propelled grenades with eight rockets and 10 grenades in explosive belts.
A statement from the kidnappers said the assault on the gas plant was launched in retaliation for French intervention against Islamist groups in neighbouring Mali.
Posted on 01/21/2013 8:11 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 21 January 2013
When the history of this age is written, what could possibly sum up, or represent in parvo, its multifarious idiocies better than the "mission statement"?
Posted on 01/21/2013 9:26 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 21 January 2013
Sex Ring Trial: Victim Feared Being Shot
One of the alleged victims of an Oxford sex trafficking ring has told an Old Bailey trial she feared she would be shot if she didn't agree to have sex with her alleged abusers. The witness, now 21 and who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she was just 14 when she first met a group of 4 Asian men. Nine men are on trial accused of abusing the youngster and five others in the Oxford area.
The trial heard claims the men were initially very kind, but soon became abusive and threatening towards her. The witness told the court that on one occasion she was raped by one of the men in an Oxford park after being threatened. She said the man told her: "If I didn't do what I was told he had someone who would shoot me as I walked past. The witness said the men became increasingly threatening and at times those threats turned to violence.
On another occasion two of the men branded a "smile" on her body with an electronic cigarette lighter.
The Old Bailey heard she was taken to a flat in Oxford in August 2006. Eleven men barged into the flat. She claimed she was forced to have sex with one of the men and afterwards was told another man would be coming into the room to see her next.
The witness said she tried to escape through a window, but the opening was too small. She managed to call the police. However, the court heard she withdrew her complaint the following day.
Posted on 01/21/2013 11:01 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 21 January 2013
Muslim Terrorists -- These Happen To Be Somalis -- Post Their Usual Pictures
Somali militants post gruesome photo of dead French soldier
January 14, 2013
MOGADISHU, Somalia – In a gruesome display that included a taunt of France's president, Somali militants on Monday posted photos of what appeared to be a dead French soldier surrounded by weapons and gear.
Three photos posted by an al-Shabab-run Twitter account show a white man wearing military pants and a blood-soaked shirt surrounded by three guns, ammunition clips and protective gear. A helmet lies between his legs.
In each of the photos a silver cross pendant hanging from the soldier's neck is visible. Al-Shabab said in its posting: "A return of the crusades, but the cross could not save him from the sword." Al-Shabab is the Al Qaeda-affiliated militant group that controls much of southern Somalia.
One posting also taunted France's president, saying: "Francois Hollande, was it worth it?"
The soldier was killed during a botched military raid early Saturday to rescue a French intelligence officer held by al-Shabab since July 2009.
French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday that it was likely the two commandos were killed during the raid. France believes the hostage, whose code-name was Denis Allex, was also killed, though al-Shabab says he is still alive.
Le Drian appeared to predict the release of the pictures, saying several hours before the posting that France believed al-Shabab was preparing a "macabre and disgraceful" display of the dead soldiers' bodies. Photos of only one body had been displayed as of 6 p.m. Monday Somalia time (9 a.m. EST).
In addition to the Twitter postings, al-Shabab released a longer statement that appeared to mix exaggerated boasts with fact. The group said that the operation resulted in the deaths of "several" French forces and injured "many more." The militants said the commander leading the operation was among those wounded, and that al-Shabab "paramedic teams" transferred him to a hospital where he died.
The group also said a decision had been reached concerning the fate of Allex. It said that decision would be announced in coming hours.
Transported by helicopters, the French commandos attacked the al-Shabab position early Saturday in an attempt to free Allex. Le Drian said the government decided to stage the rescue a month ago, when Allex's location seemed to have settled down "in a spot accessible by the sea." U.S. military aircraft briefly entered Somali airspace to support the rescue operation, President Barack Obama said Sunday, but did not employ their weapons.
Fierce fighting broke out after the French troops landed. French officials said they counted 17 dead among the Islamists.
Al-Shabab once controlled all of south-central Somali, including the capital, Mogadishu. African Union troops pushed al-Shabab out of the capital in 2011, but the militants still control wide swaths of rural southern Somalia.
Posted on 01/21/2013 1:55 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 21 January 2013
Some Muslims Apparently Not Repelled But Inspired By The In Almenas Attack
From The Washington Post:
Posted on 01/21/2013 2:06 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 21 January 2013
Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi Worries About Western Intervention Which "Separates The Arab North From The Core Of Africa"
And his reason is a valid one -- valid that is for explaining why Muslim Arabs would be opposed, and also for explaining yet one more benefit of such Western intervention.
And what is that reason? That the Muslim Arabs may be regarded with greater hostility by the syncretistic, and generally more easygoing, Muslim black Africans, who do not quite take Islam to heart in the same way, and who sense that Islam is a vehicle of Arab supremacism. He is against military intervention by the West, but would be delighted, of course, if the West lavished money, as the usual ineffectual misguided way of dealing with Muslim fanatics.
If the French security services, and French journalists who understand the menace of Islam, are clever, they will work to drive a wedge between the Malian (and other black African) Muslims, and the Muslim Arabs, with their greater fanaticism, and their Arab supremacism. And that campaign should be directed both outward, at the black Africans who may practice Islam in sub-Saharan Africa, and to the African Muslims in France who should be split off from, and come to regard as their real enemies, the Arabs in France. That would be an achievement. It requires those who are able to see their opportunities, and to take them.
Here's the story, from Reuters, about Morsi's revealing worry:
Egypt says Mali intervention will inflame conflict
RIYADH (Reuters) - Military intervention in Mali will aggravate strife in Africa and risk alienating the rest of the continent from its Arab north, Middle East power Egypt said on Monday.
France and several African states have sent troops to combat Islamist fighters who control northern Mali, responding to a request from the Malian government and fears that the vast desert country could become a launchpad for attacks by religious militants.
Speaking at the opening of an Arab development conference in Saudi Arabia, Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi said development was needed to solve the conflict in the impoverished country.
"I would like to confirm that we do not agree, ever, to military intervention in Mali because this would inflame the conflict in this region," Mursi said.
"The intervention must be peaceful and developmental and funds must be spent on development," he said. "What we don't ever want is to ... separate the Arab north from the core of Africa."
Mursi won Egypt's first free leadership election last year as the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic social movement founded in 1928 that has long seen Western influence in the Middle East as a cause of social problems and poverty.
But his comments reflected misgivings that are also common among more secular Arabs about perceived Western meddling in the affairs of predominantly Muslim countries, a stance that hardened with the 2003 U.S. led invasion of Iraq.
The regional stakes grew when Islamist gunmen attacked a desert gas plant in neighboring Algeria last week, seized hundreds of hostages and demanded that France end its campaign in Mali.
Algerian troops stormed the complex at the weekend. Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said 37 foreign workers died and seven are missing.
Mursi condemned the hostage-taking and said Egypt stood by Algeria.
"This situation is sensitive," he said. "We stand against military aggression or military intervention in Mali and we will stand by Algeria ... or any situation that would risk the safety of any Arab country."
Algeria has one of the most rigidly secularist elites in the Arab world. Its army-backed government overturned an election in 1992 which Islamists were poised to win and then fought a conflict with them in which about 200,000 people were killed.
Posted on 01/21/2013 5:09 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 21 January 2013
Why, in choosing the poet who would read at the Inauguaration, did the choosers insist on someone repeatedly described as an "openly gay Cuban-American" which can only make one suspect that he was chosen for reasons other than literary merit, a suspicion heightened, not diminished, for those who listened to the flat uninteresting lines he read, in that flat uninteresting way that now characterizes verse recitals in this country.
There were other possibilities. Two candidates come to mind: Richard Wilbur, 91, of Cummington, Massachusetts (home of Rachel Maddow, who might have given his appearance an extra televised boost), and David Ferry, 89, the poet and translator who this year won the Pulitzer for a collection of poetry. Both men would have embodied and represented only one thing -- literary merit. What an idea.
Posted on 01/21/2013 1:48 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 21 January 2013
Is Israel Planning Covert ops to destroy Iranian Nuclear facilities?
Reza Kahlili, the former CIA-spy has a new report from an alleged Iranian spy inside Mossad that a new covert operations may be launched by Israel and others in the West against the Islamic regime’s nuclear program. This report comes, following the failure of two days of talks over IAEA nuclear inspectors allegations of nuclear trigger testing by the Iranian Islamic regime at the Parchin facility. A recent report by US experts concluded that the Iranian Islamic regime could have enough enriched uranium to build one or more nuclear weapons in 2014.
Kahlili, latest report, in World Net Daily, “Covert Op to Target Iran’s Nuclrear Plants”. revealed the latest ploy by the Islamic regime to mask the real purpose of its nuclear weapons development program:
Israel and Western powers are planning a covert operation to blow up Iranian nuclear facilities, an Iranian spy within Israel’s intelligence agency, Mossad, has told the Islamic regime, according to a WND source.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to hold a high-level meeting Tuesday to discuss strategies to deal with the threat. The meeting will include Heidar Moslehi, the minister of intelligence; Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization; Ali Larijani, the head of parliament; and Sadegh Larijani, the head of the judiciary.
The source, who is in the office of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, also revealed that Iran will launch a propaganda initiative against the United States over American help during the era of the last shah to set up Iran’s nuclear facilities. The aim is to deflect attention from Tehran’s current illicit nuclear program.
With the failure of talks between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran last week in Tehran over the regime’s refusal to allow inspections of the Parchin military site and its insistence on the continuation of uranium enrichment, Iran has now decided to pressure the U.S. by revealing documents from the time of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
The source, who previously has provided valuable information about the regime, said documents of an accord between Iran and the U.S. will show that the shah paid Washington approximately $12 billion to help complete several projects, including eight nuclear power plants.
The agreement on the peaceful use of nuclear energy was engineered by Hushang Ansari, then Iran’s minister of economic affairs and finance, and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
President Gerald Ford signed a directive in 1976 offering Iran technology for nuclear fuel as the shah then envisioned a time when oil reserves could dry up.
Kahlili noted the allegations by the Islamic regime’s alleged “mole’ inside Mossad:
The propaganda initiative, which already has a thumbs-up from the Russians, is intended to change the subject from Iran’s covert activity in pursuit of nuclear weapons to alleged American greed and financial profit, the source said.
Meanwhile, the regime’s Intelligence Ministry last Thursday received credible information from the spy in Mossad that Israel and certain Western countries have urgently drawn up plans for a covert operation to destroy Iran’s nuclear installations to avoid a large-scale war.
The spy provided information that a group of highly trained commandos, helped by opposition members inside Iran, will soon start their covert operation. The plan is to plant bombs to extensively damage the infrastructure of Iran’s installations, the source said.
Clare Lopez of the Washington, DC-based Center for security Policy commented:
That despite frequent public reassurances from U.S. leadership and nuclear experts that Iran is one year away from the “red line” beyond which an Iranian nuclear program is unstoppable, “behind the scenes the IAEA and Western powers clearly are deeply concerned.”
Lopez noted IAEA reporting indicates the Iranian regime has accelerated its nuclear weapons program – including enrichment activities, levels of enrichment, warhead development and trigger testing – in response to punishing international sanctions.
For that reason, she said, “global concern about the actual status of Iran’s nuclear weapons must in fact be much more serious than such leadership statements are letting on.”
Kahlili noted covert actions against the Fordo enrichment facility near Qom and secret enrichment programs using laser technology:
Last August, explosives were used to disrupt power lines to the Fordo nuclear site to slow down uranium enrichment.
Sources in the Islamic regime previously have revealed exclusively to WND the existence of a secret nuclear site in Najaf Abad, a list of Iranian scientists working on the nuclear bomb, a secret uranium enrichment site in Khondab where Russian and North Korean scientists are helping with Iran’s nuclear bomb program, and the secret bio-weapons site in Marzanabad where, with the help of Russia, Iran has mastered production of eight microbial agents, arming its missiles with biological warheads.
Another secret site that will be revealed within days, exclusively by WND, houses Iranian scientists who, with Russian help, are working on uranium enrichment using laser technology.
We trust that the molehunters inside Mossad have identified the alleged Iranian spy and turned them to plant disinformation with the IRGC Intelligence echelons to mislead the Supreme leader on Israel’s specific timetable for undertaking possible covert actions against Iran’s nuclear program. Israel has co ducted a program of targeted assassinations against Iranian nuclear scientists and has purportedly developed malworms to destabilize enrichment centrifuge facilities and engage in cyber espionage.
Posted on 01/21/2013 9:38 PM by Jerry Gordon
Monday, 21 January 2013
Banbury, UK: Muslim Found Guilty of Harassing, Threatening Non-Muslim
A welcome turning of the tables, though what is really at stake - the war waged by the Ummah against all non-Muslims qua non-Muslims, dar al Islam vs dar al Harb - is still unclear both to the non-Muslim involved, and to the Judge and the newspaper reporter.
From the 'Banbury Guardian', thanks to a commenter at the UK's 'Telegraph' who shared it in a thread discussing an article about the sharia pushers in Mali.
'Man sentenced for racist abuse'.
'An harassment victim told the court of his "shock and fear" as a dispute over parking escalated into racial abuse.
'Racial abuse'. This, alas, obscures the issue. What's going on here is not about race, but about ideology. It wasn't Mr Buckley's race, at bottom, that offended the Muslim involved; it was his condition of breathing-while-not-Muslim. Had he been a Pakistani Christian, or a black Christian, or a Hindu Indo-Briton, he would have been parked-in, physically threatened and verbally abused just the same. - CM
'At Banbury Magistrate's Court last Friday, Intab Hassan, 34, of Evenlode, Banbury, was found guilty of using threatening words or behaviour and racially-aggravated harassment against Paul Buckley.
'n evidence, Mr Buckley, of Newland Place, Banbury, told the court how in June last year the defendant had parked his car on the pavement, blocking the entrance of his cul-de-sac.
This sounds rather like what Gavin Boby, of the Law and Freedom Society, has termed 'parking jihad'; Muslims harassing Infidels in a targeted area, by double parking, parking them in, and so on.
Australian journalist Paul Sheehan in his classic article from 2006,
about Muslim 'jihad by bullying' in the western suburbs of Sydney, describes a similar phenomenon. I quote, because it is important, and very telling:
"One of the edges of the global clash between Muslims and the rest (sic: that is, the global assault by Muslims upon all non-Muslims - CM) is a bottle shop in a small and ratty shopping mall in western Sydney. The owner of the bottle shop is suffering low-level but steady harassment from his neighbours, who want him gone. He's a Christian (and later in the article Sheehan specifies that he is 'an Arab Christian' - CM) who has been told repeatedly, 'This is a Muslim area' and he is selling alcohol, which is proscribed by Islam.
"The one-hour parking zone outside the bottle shop is always occupied because local Muslims leave their cars there all day. The owner has written to the local council to complain, and nothing has been done. He does not want to be identified because he fears retribution...". And so, back to our non-Muslim in Banbury, parked in by a menacing Mohammedan. - CM
'Mr Buckley said he had phoned the police to report the obstruction, but noticed Hassan walking back to his car and decided to approach him about the situation.
'When he did, Mr Buckley said Hassan got aggressive and began making abusive and racist comments, including, "Give it ten years you [expletive] will be gone and we'll be in control".
I would read that as classic Islamic ideologically-based threats and boasts, not 'racism' as such. 'We'll be in control"...like all those placards at Muslim 'demonstrations' or threat displays, the ones that say things like 'Islam will rule the world'. - CM
'Mr Buckely said, "My interpretation of that was that I was white and he was not and that things were going to change. It shocked me".
Mr Buckley, what he was telling you was that you are a najis kuffar, a dirty unbeliever - a non-Muslim - and he is a Muslim, and that Muslims believe they will conquer and rule Britain, just as they think they will conquer and rule the entire world. - CM
'He added that Hassan then made two phone calls saying he was having some trouble in the street and to "get round here", at which point Mr Buckley called 999.
Very wise of Mr Buckley. Because it is plain that Hassan was dialling up the usual Mohammedan insta-mob. - CM
'Shortly after three cars arrived - including two taxis - containing a total of nine people.
(And I'll bet that all of them were adult male Muslims of menacing demeanour. - CM) Although none of them got directly involved in the dispute, Mr Buckley said he felt "scared".
Understandably. - CM
'In his defence, Hassan denied his comment was racist and said it was instead relating to Mr Buckley's age.
It was neither about race nor about age. It was about Hassan's contempt for a British non-Muslim whom he sees as his allah-ordained inferior. - CM
'However, district judge Timothy Pattinson described the defendant's explanation as "ridiculous".
'He added he believed Hassan was calling for reinforcement, which he felt was consistent with him being the maker of the threats and the abuse.
A judge with commonsense who can see through Muslim taqiyya and attempts to reverse reality and blame the victim. Excellent. - CM
'Hassan was ordered to pay a three hundred pound fine, fifteen pounds victim surcharge, four hundred pounds in costs, and one hundred pounds compensation to Mr Buckley.
Again, excellent. - CM
'He was also given a two-year restraining order prohibiting him [from] contacting Mr Buckley and [from] entering Newland Place.
I would encourage Mr Buckley to get a couple of dogs, if he doesn't already have dogs, and to sign up for a good solid martial arts course. Just in case the Muslims, who will be seething with rage over this temporary setback at the hands of the Infidel justice system, have another go at him. And he should join the British Freedom Party. My advice to district judge Timothy Pattinson would be similar. The Mohammedan Mob behaves very much like the Mafia when crossed. - CM
Posted on 01/21/2013 11:11 PM by Christina McIntosh