ISIS Cages First Seen Rolling Down Madison Avenue at the 2014 Muslim Day Parade in New York City
It wasn’t at Raqqa, Islamic State of Syria, in the horrific and monstrous video of the Jordanian pilot, Muath al-Kaseasbeh,where cages for humans on pickup trucks made their debut. It was right here in New York City at the annual Muslim Day Parade on Madison Avenue .
Because the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS are one and the same.
Filed under Islamic Supremacism, Islamic Terrorism, Koran, Special Report at February 16th, 2015 - 11:37 am
The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic. Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam.
Virtually every major decision and law promulgated by the Islamic State adheres to what it calls, in its press and pronouncements, and on its billboards, license plates, stationery, and coins, “the Prophetic methodology,” which means following the prophecy and example of Muhammad, in punctilious detail. Muslims can reject the Islamic State; nearly all do. But pretending that it isn’t actually a religious, millenarian group, with theology that must be understood to be combatted, has already led the United States to underestimate it and back foolish schemes to counter it. We’ll need to get acquainted with the Islamic State’s intellectual genealogy if we are to react in a way that will not strengthen it, but instead help it self-immolate in its own excessive zeal.
ISIS’ magazine DABIQ is available here
Filed under Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Islam at February 12th, 2015 - 7:00 am
This is interesting. You won’t hear about this on the evening news, but it sounds like Egypt has had enough of Obama:
According to Egyptian newspaper El Watan, a group of Egyptian lawyers has submitted a complaint charging U.S. president Barrack Hussein Obama with crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.
The complaint charges Obama of being an accessory to the Muslim Brotherhood, which incited widespread violence in Egypt both before and after the June 30 Revolution.
Along with Obama, the complaint reproduced by El Watan mentions several Brotherhood members by name, beginning with the leader of the organization Muhammad Badie, and other top ranking leaders such as Mohamed al-Beltagy, Essam al-Erian, and Safwat Hegazi, adding that “Obama cooperated, incited, and assisted the armed elements of the Muslim Brotherhood in the commission of crimes against humanity in the period from 3/7/2013-8/18/2013, in the Arab Republic of Egypt.”
According to the published text, the complaint begins by quoting Article 7/1 of the Statute of the International Criminal Court, titled “Crimes against humanity,” which is reproduced below:
In six years, Obama has gone from winning the Nobel Peace Prize for simply being fabulous (and black) to being charged with crimes against humanity in the ICC. Lovely. All the shiny has worn off of the Left’s Tin God. Obama is no longer the Chicago Jesus®. He is simply a man, and a man who is either incapable of fulfilling the duties of the office to which he has been elected, or is deliberately abdicating those responsibilities in favor of supporting the enemies of civilization. Personally, I think it is the latter. It goes on:
Next, the complaint shows how Muslim Brotherhood leadership violated some of the above definitions, for example, by torturing, mutilating, raping, and killing Egyptians in their “sit in” camps (first reported here), with a highlight on the role the Brotherhood played in inciting violence and the killing of peaceful protesters around Itthadiya Palace back in December.
Above and beyond the accusations of crimes against humanity that the lawyer-drafted complaint cited by El Watan levels against the Brotherhood, one need only look to the fate of Egypt’s Christian minority, who were especially targeted by the Muslim Brotherhood—and thus, by extension, their supporter, Obama—to see numerous examples of nearly every aforementioned definition of crimes against humanity, as follows:
Obama was quick to draw a false equivalence between Christianity and Islam the other day, but he completely ignored the persecution of Christians by Islamists all over the world, and especially in Egypt. His support of the Muslim Brotherhood through this chapter in Egyptian history is shameful. The linked article goes into some detail about how Christians were persecuted by Islamists under the Morsi Regime. Here is the summation:
In short, by simply focusing on the plight of Egypt’s Christians, almost every criterion found under the category of “crimes against humanity”—including murder, extermination, deportation, torture, rape, disappearance, apartheid and religious persecution—are met.
Only one is necessary for the charge to stick.
As for the Obama administration’s support for the Brotherhood, if most Americans are clueless or indifferent about it, average Egyptians have long known and resented it—hence the many large placards and signs held during the June 30 Revolution calling on Obama to stop supporting terrorism and calling on Americans to wake up.
One need only follow the words and deeds of Anne Patterson, John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Hillary Clinton, et. al. to know that the U.S president is a firm supporter of the crimes-against-humanity-committing Muslim Brotherhood.
Of course, whatever the merits of El Watan’s report—here is another English-language article talking about apparently a different complaint of crimes against humanity leveled against Obama by Coptic activists—all these complaints seem futile, as the U.S. is not a signatory to the International Criminal Court.
We are not signatories to the ICC (and shouldn’t be), so in a way this is futile, but it show the frustration that the real Moderate Muslims feel when confronted with our President. El Sisi appears to be the real deal when you are looking for Moderate Muslims. HE appears to truly want Islam to peacefully coexist with the other religions of the world. Odds are the Muslims will kill him, and he probably knows that. A brave man. He stands in stark contrast to the man that is currently “leading” this nation.
Filed under Islam, Islamic Invasion, Open thread, Political Correctness at February 5th, 2015 - 12:00 pm
They Aren’t ‘Asians’…these cowards aren’t Hindi, or Sikh, or Buddhist..They are:
COWARD MUSLIM MEN
Do note how even the article skirts around the obvious. The words ‘Islam’ and ‘Muslim’ ares never used. Here is another example of failing to properly identify the enemy. Muzz and Western Civ are not compatible.
Rotherham council ignored child abuse by Asian gangs because of ‘misplaced political correctness’, report concludes
Damning report into the Rotherham child sex exploitation scandal finds council riven by ‘bullying, sexism, suppression and misplaced political correctness’.
Misplaced political correctness by Rotherham’s Labour led council combined with a staggering culture of denial allowed more than 1,400 vulnerable girls to be routinely abused by gangs of Asian men, a withering report has concluded.
Children as young as nine were groomed, trafficked and raped by members of the town’s Pakistani community, but a desperation to avoid being labelled as racist, meant councillors turned a blind eye to the appalling abuse for 16-years.
Yesterday a damning report, written by former Victims’ Commissioner, Louise Casey, laid bare the true extent of the council’s failings and accused those in charge of deliberately trying to cover up scandal and silence whistle-blowers.
Just minutes after the report’s findings were published the entire Labour Cabinet of Rotherham Council resigned and Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announced he was sending in Government Commissioners to run things until new elections could be held next year.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) also announced it was extending its investigation into child sexual exploitation in the town to cover a number of “potentially criminal matters” that had been uncovered by the report.
The NCA would not be drawn on what areas it will be investigating, but it is understood allegations of attempted cover ups at the council, will be explored further by investigators.
Ms Casey’s team of inspectors was ordered into Rotherham Council last year after Professor Alexis Jay’s shocking report revealed the extent of child sexual exploitation that had existed in Rotherham since the late 1990s.
Her report, published in August revealed how the victims were routinely let down by those who were charged with safeguarding their welfare.
Despite the appalling revelations and victim testimonies contained in the Jay report, Ms Casey said she had been greeted by a council that was still in complete denial about the extent of the problem.
Describing the reaction she received when interviewing council members, she said: “They denied that there had been a problem, or if there had been, that it was as big as was said.
“If there was a problem they certainly were not told – it was someone else’s job. They were no worse than anyone else. They had won awards. The media were out to get them.”
Inspectors also found there had been a widespread reluctance among officials to address the problem for fear of being labelled racist, something which the report said had helped fuel the rise of the far-right in the area.
Ms Casey wrote: “The issue of race is contentious, with staff and members lacking the confidence to tackle difficult issues for fear of being seen as racist or upsetting community cohesion.
“By failing to take action against the Pakistani heritage male perpetrators of CSE in the borough, the Council has inadvertently fuelled the far right and allowed racial tensions to grow it has done a great disservice to the Pakistani heritage community and the good people of Rotherham as a result.
“This has allowed perpetrators to remain at large, has let victims down, and perversely, has allowed the far right to try and exploit the situation. These may have been unintended consequences but the impact remains the same and reaches into the present day.”
The report also criticised the role of the police in the scandal, stating that there were “numerous occasions when girls were not believed”.
The report went on: “They were threatened with wasting police time, they were told they had consented to sex and, on occasion, they were arrested at the scene of a crime, rather than the perpetrators.”
Ms Casey praised the bravery of whistle-blowers in exposing the truth about the scandal but accused council officials of failing to listen to them.
The report said that the council went to “considerable lengths” to cover up information adding: “It has created an unhealthy climate where people fear to speak out”.
In a statement to the Commons, Mr Pickles said: “Some councillors have not lived up to the high standards expected of those in public life or their positions of responsibility.”
Shadow communities secretary, Hilary Benn, welcomed the proposals and said it was clear the council had been more concerned with protecting its reputation than safeguarding its children.
Rotherham MP Sarah Champion also welcomed the package announced by Mr Pickles.
She said what she had read in the report had been “disgusting”, with a new horror on every page.
Filed under Iran, Military, Nuclear Weapons at February 2nd, 2015 - 6:44 am
Thsi is a pretty good article in the New York Post:
Ever since John Boehner announced Benjamin Netanyahu would be addressing Congress, Obama officials have been screaming how the GOP House leader and the Israeli prime minister have spit in their faces — and vowing behind the scenes to make them pay.
Then again, maybe they’re vilifying the messenger to distract from the message.
Because Netanyahu’s main focus will be on Iran and the dangers of the nuclear deal President Obama is pursuing with Tehran.
Iran is the chief exporter of global terrorism.
It arms and finances Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Gaza and Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. Its responsibility for the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center is also at the heart of the assassination of an Argentine prosecutor investigating Iran’s role.
Netanyahu is likely to note that a deal that keeps Iran on the edge of nuclear capability will ignite an arms race among America’s longtime Arab allies: oil-rich Sunni gulf states such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which fear Tehran just as much as does Netanyahu.
Pretty heavy stuff. People keep forgetting, because it is convenient to forget, that Iran has been the chief exporter of terrorism for going on 35 years now. They didn’t back al Qaeda, it is true, but the rise of another terrorist power doesn’t =mean the first has gone away. Obama wants Iran to get atomic weapons. That is the end game of his “negotiations” with Iran. That should terrify everybody. Last week it looked like a Democrat was going to finally put country over party, but someone talked to him, and Bob Menendez backed down. The Republicans should be screaming, and they are in their way. Inviting Netanyahu to speak when the White House so clearly doesn’t want him to is an important first step.
In this, he would echo one of the president’s own former military commanders, retired Marine Gen. James Mattis who says the options will be “very bleak” if Iran comes away from any US deal with its nuclear program intact.
Apart from the president’s desperation to produce some policy triumph in the Middle East, he is no doubt thinking Iran will be an ally in the fight against the Sunni terrorists such as ISIS.
Talk about rose-colored glasses: Sen. John McCain rightly calls the idea that a deal with Iran means we’ll all be working together “delusional.”
In recent weeks alone, Iranian-backed forces have taken the capital of Yemen; Iranian-backed Hezbollah has killed two Israei soldiers; Iran’s influence in Iraq grows while America’s declines; while in Iran itself the nation is about to put a Washington Post reporter on trial.
So forget Netanyahu the messenger. Far more critical is the timely message about Iran he will deliver.
I hate to copy the whole article like that, but it is a short article, and it is packed with information. Obama is going to leave Iran’s nuclear program intact. We already know that. The centrifuges will keep spinning no matter what pretty words Obama gets on paper. That is, and the General says, a very bleak position to leave us in. At best Obama is going to come away with some kind of Munich accord with Iran on nuclear weapons. That is what he is shooting for. Peace in our time. Iran is on the move. We have a rising enemy in the Islamic State, and the Islamic State is Sunni and thus a rival against Iran’s Islamic Republic for power in the Caliphate, but we cannot count on them being more interested in fighting each other than in fighting us. Unlike the Obama Administration, I’d say both powers can walk and chew gum at the same time. As long as they know America is going to remain passive, they can both work their schemes against us even as they prepare to square off on the battlefield to decide whether the rising Caliphate will be ran by Sunnis or Shi’ites. And either one of those is of the gravest concern for the United States. We are watching the rise of our next great enemy, and Obama is bound and determined to make certain that at least one of them is armed with nuclear weapons. It is time to be afraid now.
Filed under Christianity, Religion at January 30th, 2015 - 11:40 am
I’ve never read much of The Bible (with the exception of Genesis and The Book of Revelations when I was a teenager – I liked the Sci-Fi aspects). I’m not a particularly religious person, certainly not devout; I consider myself a non-practicing Presbyterian heathen.
A website found me on Christmas Day, and I found this post interesting:
Here’s the gist of it:
God creates man.
God initiates redemption.
God accomplishes redemption.
God gives birth to the church.
God completes redemption.
The following is reposted by permission of the author. It’s not a parody or satire, and it’s worth sharing. (more…)
Filed under Christianity, History, Holocaust, Iran, Islam, Israel, Koran, Religion, Saudi Arabia, Turkey at January 26th, 2015 - 8:00 am
HAT TIP: The Osprey
Last Saturday night I watched the following video. I will not embed it here, and it should open in a new tab.
We’ve all been dealing with the approaching day when Iran will have The Bomb. It’s no longer a question of IF, no thanks to أوباما’s constant renegotiating with the Mullahs in Teheran. Israel, rightfully, is GRAVELY CONCERNED with this.
But what if the REAL target for Iran’s first Bomb is neither Israel, nor some other unnamed Western City? This video might shed some very dark light on this question. I cannot speak for anyone else; I have been humbly praying about what really is God’s Plan for this situation.
Not our will, O Lord…but THINE.
Filed under Islam at January 15th, 2015 - 8:44 am
There is an interesting op-ed piece in the New York Times today by a Muslim scholar who poses a question for Muslim leaders. I think the article raises a good point, though I am not a Koranic scholar that I can comment on the accuracy of his citations. Anyway, here’s something to think about:
WILL “moderate Muslims” finally “speak up” against their militant coreligionists? People around the world have asked (but, as in the past, have not all seriously examined) this question since last week’s horrific attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and on a kosher supermarket in Paris.
In fact, Muslim statesmen, clerics and intellectuals have added their voices to condemnations of terror by leaders around the world. But they must undertake another essential task: Address and reinterpret Islam’s traditional take on “blasphemy,” or insult to the sacred.
The Paris terrorists were apparently fueled by the zeal to punish blasphemy, and fervor for the same cause has bred militancy in the name of Islam in various other incidents, ranging from Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s fatwa against the writer Salman Rushdie in 1989 to the threats and protests against the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten for publishing cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad in 2005.
Mockery of Muhammad, actual or perceived, has been at the heart of nearly all of these controversies over blasphemy.
I call them “Mohamedans” for the same reason Christians are called “Christian”. They claim not to worship Mohammed, but their actions show that they revere him as much as they do Allah (who is not God, as Christians and Jews know Him). Mohammed is to them what Jesus is to Christians, the Messenger of God. While they don';t proclaim Mohammed as the literal Son of God, they treat him in every respect the same way that Christians do Jesus, except, of course, that Christians aren’t killing people that disrespect Jesus. He goes on:
Mockery of Muhammad, actual or perceived, has been at the heart of nearly all of these controversies over blasphemy.
This might seem unremarkable at first, but there is something curious about it, for the Prophet Muhammad is not the only sacred figure in Islam. The Quran praises other prophets — such as Abraham, Moses and Jesus — and even tells Muslims to “make no distinction” between these messengers of God. Yet for some reason, Islamist extremists seem to obsess only about the Prophet Muhammad.
Even more curiously, mockery of God — what one would expect to see as the most outrageous blasphemy — seems to have escaped their attention as well. Satirical magazines such as Charlie Hebdo have run cartoons ridiculing God (in the Jewish, Christian and Muslim contexts), but they were targeted with violence only when they ridiculed the Prophet Muhammad.
Of course, this is not to say extremists should threaten and harm cartoonists for more diverse theological reasons; obviously, they should not target them at all. But the exclusive focus on the Prophet Muhammad is worth pondering. One obvious explanation is that while God and the other prophets are also sacred for Judaism and Christianity, the Prophet Muhammad is sacred only for Muslims. In other words, the zeal comes not from merely respect for the sacred, but from militancy for what’s sacred to us — us being the community of Muslims. So the unique sensitivity around Muhammad seems to be a case of religious nationalism, with its focus on the earthly community — rather than of true faith, whose main focus should be the divine.
I find nothing here that I especially disagree with. He proves my case better than I could that the Mohammedans revere Mohammed in the same respect that Christians revere Jesus. He confirms what I already believed. It is interesting that he calls this “Religious Nationalism”. That comes partly because he i s probably of a more Leftward tilt in his political views, so that Nationalism is automatically a bad thing, but it is a useful way to categorize this phenomenon. It is a pan-Islamic impulse that transcends trace and nationality, and even the Sunni/Shite split. Nationalism isn’t quite correct, I don’t think, because there is no nation-state that is being aggrandized, but I guess you could say that the Islamic State codifies this in its attempt to form a Caliphate that encompasses all of the Middle East and North Africa.
Still, this religious nationalism is guided by religious law — Shariah — that includes clauses about punishing blasphemy as a deadly sin. It is thus of vital importance that Muslim scholars courageously, even audaciously, address this issue today. They can begin by acknowledging that, while Shariah is rooted in the divine, the overwhelming majority of its injunctions are man-made, partly reflecting the values and needs of the seventh to 12th centuries — when no part of the world was liberal, and other religions, such as Christianity, also considered blasphemy a capital crime.
The only source in Islamic law that all Muslims accept indisputably is the Quran. And, conspicuously, the Quran decrees no earthly punishment for blasphemy — or for apostasy (abandonment or renunciation of the faith), a related concept. Nor, for that matter, does the Quran command stoning, female circumcision or a ban on fine arts. All these doctrinal innovations, as it were, were brought into the literature of Islam as medieval scholars interpreted it, according to the norms of their time and milieu.
Tellingly, severe punishments for blasphemy and apostasy appeared when increasingly despotic Muslim empires needed to find a religious justification to eliminate political opponents.
This is an interesting take on it, because it completely ignores the Hadiths, which as I understand it is where the majority of this kind of thing is written into Law. If you take away the Hadiths, you take away the underpinnings of much of the Islamic Ideology.
Before all that politically motivated expansion and toughening of Shariah, though, the Quran told early Muslims, who routinely faced the mockery of their faith by pagans: “God has told you in the Book that when you hear God’s revelations disbelieved in and mocked at, do not sit with them until they enter into some other discourse; surely then you would be like them.”
Just “do not sit with them” — that is the response the Quran suggests for mockery. Not violence. Not even censorship.
Wise Muslim religious leaders from the entire world would do Islam a great favor if they preached and reiterated such a nonviolent and nonoppressive stance in the face of insults against Islam. That sort of instruction could also help their more intolerant coreligionists understand that rage is a sign of nothing but immaturity. The power of any faith comes not from its coercion of critics and dissenters. It comes from the moral integrity and the intellectual strength of its believers.
And that would be acceptable. There is nothing in this article that makes Islam intolerable. They are free to do what they will, so long as they aren’t pillaging, raping, and looting. He leaves out a lot of things, though. Islam doesn’t merely proselytize. It demands submission or slavery. It is expansionist, and even in the Koran it is explicitly violent. Get rid of the Hadiths, and you still have a book full of commandments to do evil. Jesus said to his Disciples”Go out into the world and teach the Word of God”. Mohammed said “Go and conquer the world for Allah”. This guy is saying all the right things, and it would be a better world if more Mohammedans agreed with him, but I think he is leaving out a lot of what Islam really teaches. Still, reformation of Islam into a faith that can coexist (yes, coexist) with other faiths, that isn’t expansionist and coercive, is one path that would lead to peace. If that means ditching the Hadiths, I’m all for it. I wonder, though, how well this will sell to his coreligionists.
Filed under Australia, Dhimmitude, France, Multiculturalism, Political Correctness at January 13th, 2015 - 4:00 pm
I voted for your ‘Team Australia” at the last election. I could hardly wait to get rid of the previous Labor Governments after seeing the economic mess they had made here, as well as the mess made by their disastrous immigration policies, including the loss of lives caused by it.
It’s true you have stopped the boats but you have failed miserably in stopping our Fifth Column: the ABC – a tax-payer funded organisation that would love to see you fail and disappear into political oblivion!
As I read many blogs and websites I KNOW that many people can’t wait for you to do this.
I think, if you knew the ratings figures, you would find ‘our’ ABC is not very popular, and most Australians are not keen to see their tax dollars paying for their own destruction.
You had sufficient reasons – we are broke! The ABC/SBS can easily find sponsors for funding, and should there not be enough – well…tough! No one will miss them, will they?
This past week we have seen all too clearly just what Muslim immigration can do.
Whilst Australia has a lower percentage of Muslims it can be assumed that it only needs a small number of people to create havoc as we saw in the Lindt Coffee Shop in Sydney recently.
It is clear to me that whenever there is such an incident more often than not the perpetrators are Islamic.
Oooops, I said the ‘I’ word !!!!
If I can say it why can’t you? Why are you and other world leaders afraid of this word?
Why? Many of them offend us on a regular basis. We get no apology or reassurances from them – quite the contrary.
Sometimes I get a fanciful notion about conspiracy theories. and when I do I can’t help but wonder whether some faceless cabal from the UN comes to visit each newly-elected leader just to tell them: Do as we say, or else?
Please tell me I am wrong and foolish but it certainly looks that way, or something like it.
Somehow the UN has omitted telling Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping and Benjamin Netanyahu how to play by their rules.
Of course we all know Mr Netanyahu is World Enemy #1 in the UN’s eyes, and Vladimir Putin is The #1 enemy of NATO and the EU which is why they have spent so much time making him look positively evil.
Putin and Netanyahu have problems with Islam and they call it out when they see it.
It was the incident at Beslan that helped get Putin as much popularity as he has now. Both these leaders actually care about their citizens…a new concept, I know!
When you were going to ‘shirt-front Putin’ I saw a red flag. I know you were concerned about a missing plane and our citizens but we didn’t have enough information to jump to any definite conclusions.It showed me you were at one with the UN.
Now we have just witnessed two atrocities in France: the murder of cartoonists and the murder of hostages at a Kosher (that means Jewish) grocery store.
There has been an outpouring of support for the cartoonists: the Jewish hostages not so much!
It isn’t that long ago since WW2 ended and yet we are seeing an amazing resurgence of anti-Semitism which is most alarming.
Here’s the full list of leaders who met in France today – many have been instrumental in ruining their own countries:
French President Francois Hollande
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
British Prime Minister David Cameron
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker
European Parliament president Martin Schulz
European Union president Donald Tusk
Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg
Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny
Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho
Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka
Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico
Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban
Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic
Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat
Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven
Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga
Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibachvili
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz
Canadian public safety minister Steven Blaney
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman
Jordanian King Abdullah II and Queen Rania
Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas
United Arab Emirates foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan
Qatari Sheikh Mohamed Ben Hamad Ben Khalifa Al Thani
Bahrain Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled ben Ahmed Al Khalifa and Prince Abdullah Ben Hamad al-Khalifa
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
Gabonese President Ali Bongo
Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou
Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi
Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa
Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra
Russia sent a representative, and Benjamin Netanyahu went also, in spite of the fact that Monsieur Hollande told him not to! How quaint! How insulting! How very French!!!
Over the weekend, Andrew Bolt said, “Are we really all Charlie? No, no and shamefully no”:
Australia also has oppressive racial vilification laws which Prime Minister Tony Abbott had promised to relax but last year decided to keep, saying changing them would become a “complication” in making Muslim Australians side with the rest of us against jihadists.
This will go on. Be sure of it. Your ruling classes will not easily admit to having made an error that cannot now be fixed. It will prefer oppression to freedom, if that brings at least the illusion of peace — and many may even think they are right.
The French Ambassador now tells us – and as if we didn’t know…Paris attacks: French ambassador urges Australia to remember ‘the spirit of Charlie’ – video
The French ambassador to Australia, Christophe Lecourtier, tells people at a rally in Martin Place, Sydney, to keep in mind the protest ethos of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. He says those at Martin Place would be acutely aware of ‘what violence means’. Three days of bloodshed in France saw 17 people and three gunmen killed. Twelve people died at the offices of Charlie Hebdo and there were further attacks at a kosher supermarket and other sites around Paris.
Seems he can’t say the “J” word! And he can’t say the “I” word either!!
So what we have now is a situation where we must rely on our own cartoonists for the truth, and for showing principles leadership.
Mr Larry Pickering:
Mr Bill Leak:
Perhaps these two gentleman would better serve the Australian public!
Oddly enough, US President Barack Hussein Obama didn’t attend with the group of world leaders. He sent his AG to France, not his VP, but Holder didn’t attend either!
That’s a very telling little sentence! What does he know that you don’t know?
PS: That lovely picture of you both is courtesy of Mr Larry Pickering!
Filed under Al Qaeda, France at January 12th, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Jihadi recruitment, training, propaganda, infiltration, terrorism, and warfare cannot be perpetrated without money. The blog Money Jihad exposes terrorist financing. I highly recommend it.
- Follow the francs: the Kouachi brothers’ links
- AQAP to reap windfall from Paris attacks
- Kouachi: AQAP funded Charlie Hebdo attack
- Kouachi brothers’ weapons trail leads to AQAP
ALL jihadi cells are dangerous
Evidently, the French police underestimated the local jihadi cell in France that gave rise to the Charlie Hebdo attack. This small and seemingly insignificant group of committed jihadis had no difficulty in making contact with AQAP, and obtaining money, training, and weapons from them.
The French prison system, much like prison systems in the US and elsewhere, has become a venue for jihadi networking and recruitment. NYT has the story on that: Jihadism Born in a Paris Park and Fueled in the Prison Yard. When will western nations muster the political will to do whatever it takes to put an end to prison jihad?