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Dallas ISIS Recruiter Encouraged Ariana Grande Bomber
Home > World > Italy > Dallas ISIS Recruiter Encouraged Ariana Grande Bomber
BY CLARION PROJECT Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Police escort concert goers from the site of the Ariana Grande concert following a terror attack.
Police escort concert goers from the site of the Ariana Grande concert following a terror attack. (Photo: Dave Thompson/Getty Images)
The bomber who carried out the attack on the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England had input and encouragement from a U.S.-based ISIS recruiter, Newsweek reported.
The attack, which targeted concert-goers as they left the arena, killed 22 people in August 2016.
Said Azzam Mohamad Rahim, a 40-year-old American national of Jordanian descent from Dallas, was part of an online chat with the bomber, Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old British national of Libyan descent, who was seeking authorization to carry out the bombing.
During the chat, which was held on the encrypted messaging app Zello, Abedi addressed a question to a sheikh in the group (later identified as Mouner el-Aoual, 28, an ISIS jihadi in Turin, Italy).
“Sheikh, I live in Manchester, in Great Britain. I live among non-Muslims. I have found work with them. Am I allowed to kill them? Is it permitted to kill them with a bomb?” Abedi asked.
Rahim responded, “To the boy from Manchester I say, OK, kill them! Show no mercy to civilians.”
El-Aoual agreed, saying, Abedi should “fight the pagans all together.”
Rahim was arrested in the U.S. last March for making false statements to federal officers about his alleged support of ISIS.
El-Aoual was later arrested by Italian police on suspicion of extremist activities.
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Canada May Cancel $15 Billion Saudi Arms Deal
Home > World > Canada > Canada May Cancel $15 Billion Saudi Arms Deal
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Wednesday, August 16, 2017
A Canadian made LAV III armored vehicle. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
A Canadian made LAV III armored vehicle. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Video and photographic evidence of Saudi Arabia’s National Guard using Canadian-made armored vehicles to violently repress its citizenry have triggered a review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia by Ottawa. If it’s confirmed that Saudi Arabia used Canadian equipment against civilians, Canada will be in violation of its own export laws.
Videos and images circulated on social media at the end of July allegedly showed Canadian-made vehicles in action against civilians. The National Guard reportedly used the vehicles to crush anti-government protests in Awamiyah, a city in the Qatif region, the Shiite majority eastern part of the country. Military experts reportedly identified the vehicles as Gurkha RPVs made by Terradyne Armored Vehicles of London, Ontario.
The media reports prompted Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland to order a probe into Canadian arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
“We are absolutely committed to the defense of human rights and we condemn all violations of human rights,” Freeland told CBC. “We also are very clear that we expect the end users of any and all exports to abide by the terms of our export permits.”
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Muslim Blasts Gay Ex-Muslim as ‘Far Right’ on Live TV
Home > Political Islam > Sharia Governance > Gay Rights > Muslim Blasts Gay Ex-Muslim as ‘Far Right’ on Live TV
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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From left to right: Veteran gay rights campaigner Peter Thatchell, Jimmy Bangash of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Mohammed Shafiq, CEO of the Ramadhan Foundation. (Photo: Screenshot from Video)
A surreal exchange saw a Muslim activist with extremist connections accuse gay rights activists of “Islamophobia” to their faces on live TV because they campaigned against Islamist extremists who want to see all LGBT people murdered.
Activists Peter Thatchell, a veteran human rights campaigner, and Jimmy Bangash, of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB), were interviewed on Russia Today after protesting against the sharia-mandated death penalty for homosexuality and the treatment of gays by Muslim extremists worldwide.
What made the interview so bizarre is the allegations of bigotry made by Mohammed Shafiq, CEO of the Ramadhan Foundation, an organization with extremist links. It had on its advisory board a man named Dr. Abdullah Quick, who previously called for the death penalty for homosexuals and who called Jews “filth.” Quick later apologized for calling for the death of gays (a statement allegedly made in 2000). Now says he is a changed man.
“They’re a rampant islamophobic organization! They are responsible for promoting hate against Muslims,” Shafiq ranted against the CEMB. “You’ve adopted the narrative of the far-right and you should be ashamed of yourself.”
Watch the highlights (Full 10 Minute Clip at the bottom):
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Water Is Iran’s New Weapon Against Its Ahwazi Minority
Home > World > Iran > Water Is Iran’s New Weapon Against Its Ahwazi Minority
BY RAHIM HAMID Monday, August 14, 2017
Fetid water from the tap in the Ahwazi region of Iran.
Fetid water from the tap in the Ahwazi region of Iran. (Photo: courtesy)
This fetid brown liquid is not raw sewage but the massively polluted normal drinking water provided by the Iranian regime for the Ahwazi Arab people of southwest Iran. This foul-tasting and foul-smelling brown discharge is the only source of water for drinking and bathing, with the people of the region joking grimly that they don’t drink water but “chocolate milkshake.”

Activists on social media have circulated these pictures to show what the people of Ahwaz endure on a daily basis. This has led to widespread illness and many outbreaks of disease. This is taking place while the regime in Tehran provides Iranian-only settlements in the Arab region with all the standard modern amenities including clean drinking water. With the regime damming and diverting the rivers in the Ahwaz region to provide water to other, non-Arab areas of the country, desertification and pollution of the remaining water sources are steadily worsening, with the pollution from the oil and gas industry in the area adding to this toxic environmental mix.
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Muslims Pushing For Women’s Rights Globally
Home > World > Tunisia > Muslims Pushing For Women’s Rights Globally
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Tuesday, August 15, 2017
A Tunisian woman demonstrates against terrorism. (Photo: FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
A Tunisian woman demonstrates against terrorism. (Photo: FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
Tunisia is taking one step closer to full gender equality, following new proposals by President Beji Caid Essebsi. In a speech on National Women’s Day he announced the formation of a new committee to study how to achieve gender equality in all fields.
In particular he is seeking to end the Islamic inheritance system that sees women inherit half of what a man receives.
He also called for the government to allow Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men.
His calls were supported by the Diwan al-Ifta, a religious institution comprising senior scholars in charge of issuing religious edicts.
Egypt’s Al-Azhar slammed the proposals as un-Islamic.
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Forced to Resign for Calling Out Rape Gangs
Home > Human Rights > Human Rights Violators > Child Abuse > Forced to Resign for Calling Out Rape Gangs
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Thursday, August 17, 2017
Part of the men convicted in the child sex grooming gang in Rotherham
Some of the men convicted in the child sex grooming gang in Rotherham.
“Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls.”
For making this statement of fact, Sarah Champion, a Labour MP and tireless campaigner for the victims of these gangs, has been forced to resign (at least it would appear forced) from her position as shadow secretary for women and equalities (in the opposition).
Frustrated that years after recommendations were made to endless government commissions that measures haven’t been taken to support victims and prevent such abuse in the future, Champion wrote an article in The Sun to further this cause.
In the article, Champion went on to say, “There. I said it. Does that make me a
Labour MP Sarah Champion
racist? Or am I just prepared to call out this horrifying problem for what it is?”
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Report: Muslim Brotherhood Paying People to Protest in Europe
Home > World > Egypt > Report: Muslim Brotherhood Paying People to Protest in Europe
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Turkish supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood flash the movement's four-finger Rabia sign. (Photo: ADEM ALTAN / AFP / Getty Images)
Turkish supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood flash the movement’s four-finger Rabia sign. (Photo: ADEM ALTAN / AFP / Getty Images)
German police arrested an Egyptian opposition journalist at Berlin’s Schoenefeld Airport acting on an Interpol arrest warrant issued by Egypt on Tuesday.
Abdulrahman Ezz was sentenced in absentia by Egyptian courts to 20 years imprisonment. He was charged with incitement to violence, attacking a police station and imprisoning and torturing people after the 2013 popularly-backed coup that saw General Sisi oust Muslim Brotherhood President Muhammed Morsi.
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood reportedly immediately began a campaign to release Ezz, according to Egyptian media outlet Al-Bawaba.
The Egyptian German coalition, said to be close to the Muslim Brotherhood, sent two of its members to the airport in Berlin to mediate German authorities to release Ezz. A source told Al-Bawaba that the coalition is coordinating with Amnesty and they will send a representative to the airport in Berlin.
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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Deadly Barcelona Attack [VIDEO]
Officials Deny Anti-Israel Roots of Deadly Barcelona Attack [VIDEO]
By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz August 18, 2017 , 11:18 am
“You will listen to the entreaty of the lowly, Hashem, You will make their hearts firm; You will incline Your ear. 18 to Champion the orphan and the downtrodden, that men who are of the earth tyrannize no more.” Psalms 10:17-18 (The Israel Bible™)
Tel Aviv Municipal Building lit up to show solidarity with Barcelona (Photo Flash90)
A van plowed through crowds on a street in Barcelona, Spain on Thursday afternoon, killing 13 and injuring about 100 others in what officials are now saying was a Jihadist terror attack. The driver fled the scene and a manhunt is underway.
Police say the Fiat van used in the attack was leased to a man named Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old Moroccan-born legal resident of the European Union. Oukabir and another suspect are in police custody. Oukabir claims that his ID papers, found in the van, were stolen by his 18-year old brother before the attack. A third suspect was arrested Friday morning in Ripoll, 65 miles from Barcelona.
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Help Us Remove the Davis, Ca. Imam
Home > Political Islam > In the US > Mosques > Help Us Remove the Davis, Ca. Imam
BY DAVID HARRIS Tuesday, August 8, 2017
KKK and the David imam
Please share this graphic with friends and colleagues and then sign the petition below as we continue our campaign against anti-Semitic Davis, California imam Ammar Shahin.
Shahin told his congregation, “Allah does not change the situation of a people until they change their own situation. The Prophet Muhammed said, ‘Judgment day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews.’”
Clarion Project covered his sermon, along with other problematic statements made by American Muslim leaders, over the last week.
Clarion Project calls on the Islamic Center of Davis to fire Imam Ammar Shahin immediately and issue a full apology for both his and their incitement to anti-Semitic violence and the offense they both have caused to the Jewish community by refusing to condemn this hate speech.
https://www.change.org/p/islamic-center-of-davis-mosque-board-islamic-center-of-davis-fire-your-antisemitic-imam


Where Does U.S. Law Stand on Hate Speech?
Home > Political Islam > In the US > Legal Issues > Where Does U.S. Law Stand on Hate Speech?
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Sunday, August 6, 2017
A KKK rally. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
A KKK rally. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
The Simon Weisenthal Center in late July 2017 asked then U.S. homeland security secretary John Kelly “to launch an immediate investigation of Imam Ammar Shahin, the imam of the Islamic Center of Davis in California, for inciting to murder Jews.”
Imam Shahin called on Allah to “liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews” saying “Oh Allah, count them one by one and annihilate them down to the very last one. Do not spare any of them.”
So where does the law stand on such sermons?
Laws on free speech and hate speech differ around the world. In the United States at this time there is no legal concept of “hate speech,” which is protected by the first amendment.
The only form of speech deemed illegal is that which is likely to incite violence imminently, even if it incites violence at some future time. This has been the case in U.S. constitutional law since 1969.
Brandenburg vs Ohio
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It Doesn’t End With Davis: Radical Mosques in America
Home > US > It Doesn’t End With Davis: Radical Mosques in America
BY RYAN MAURO Thursday, August 10, 2017
(Inset photos: Mohammad Qatanani (left), Siraj Wahhaj (top right), Anwar al-Awlaki (bottom right); background: Hamas)
(Inset photos: Mohammad Qatanani (left), Siraj Wahhaj (top right), Anwar al-Awlaki (bottom right); background: Hamas)
The Islamic Center of Davis, led by an extremist anti-Semitic imam that petitioners want fired, is not an anomaly. There have been many Islamist preachers in America who teach such extremism or belong to radical organizations.
Here are 5 examples:
1.Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center, Falls Church, Virginia
The mosque was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas network in America and is officially affiliated with two Brotherhood fronts designated by the U.S. Justice Department as unindicted co-conspirators in the largest terrorism-financing trial in U.S. history.
A 2002 U.S. government report said the mosque is “operating as a front for Hamas operatives in the U.S.”
Dar al-Hijrah is best known for being the chosen place of worship for two of the 9/11 hijackers and the Fort Hood shooter. From 2001 to 2002, it was led by Anwar al-Awlaki, who later became a senior Al-Qaeda terrorist.
In 2013, the mosque’s imam was videotaped preaching in favor of violent jihad at a Virginia high school after school closed. The mosque’s director of outreach publicly resigned this year after the imam’s comments in favor of female genital mutilation came to light. The imam was placed on administrative leave.
2.Anjuman-e-Najmi, Farmington Hills, Michigan
After two Muslim doctors were arrested for performing female genital mutilation on about 100 girls over 12 years, this mosque was accused of paying for the procedures. The two doctors held leadership positions in the mosque.
The mosque denies involvement and says it is cooperating with the investigation.
The mosque follows the Dawoodi Bohra Islamic sect based in India where female genital mutilation is a common practice. About one million Muslims belong to the sect globally.
3.Masjid at-Taqwa, Brooklyn, NY
This mosque is led by Siraj Wahhaj, one of the most radical and popular Islamist preachers in the country. His sermons in the 1990s were ferociously anti-American, advocated violent jihad and openly advocated turning America into a theocratic caliphate. He has since softened his tone without retracting those statements, telling Muslims not to fall into the “trap” of discussing sharia (Islamic) law when “we are not there yet.”
Wahhaj has had a close relationship with the various Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas-linked groups in the U.S. He was also a friend of the “Blind Sheikh,” who was behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
The mosque came under NYPD surveillance in the years after 9/11 because of evidence of terrorist and criminal activity, including possible use of the mosque to finance terrorists. The NYPD found that the mosque has an armed “security team” that has learned how to disarm police officers. The mosque was also found to be organizing paintball events where the participants were referred to as “jihad warriors.”
Read more in our profile of the mosque. https://clarionproject.org/masjid-taqwa/
https://clarionproject.org/doesnt-end-davis-5-radical-mosques-america/
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Is Jihadism a Cult?
Home > Political Islam > Worldwide > Movements > Is Jihadism a Cult?
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Marc Sageman, a CIA case officer who went on to become a psychiatrist, makes an unusual argument in his book Leaderless Jihad: Understanding Terror Networks. Back in 2004, he analyzed 400 jihadists and their backgrounds and sketched out the personal and psychological journeys that people make on their path to radicalization.
Sageman’s conclusion was assessed by David Ignatius of The Washington Post as: “We are facing something closer to a cult network than an organized global adversary. Like many cults through history, the Muslim terrorists thrive by channeling and perverting the idealism of young people.”
What is a Cult?
A cult provides answers to the problems of meaning and alienation by offering a clear and utopian vision of a better future, in this case the vision of a powerful and unitary Muslim state which implements divine law and is thus the perfect society.
Other cults portray the perfect vision of a socialist utopia or a secret, superior way of life learnt from aliens or present a leader who thinks he (or she) is Christ returned to create the kingdom of heaven on earth.
It then asserts that the only way to achieve this perfect goal is to submit oneself totally to the cult. Various techniques are used to ensure loyalty once the member has been recruited, including brainwashing techniques and abuse.
This same technique is used in Islamism with the notion of submitting oneself to the will of Allah (a core part of Islam), together with the concept of ba’yah (pledge of allegiance) as a religious duty (in the case of ISIS, bayah to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi).
Cults normally require a member to sever all relationships with ones friends and family, pledging loyalty only to the cult leader and totally forgetting their past life. In this way, the cult gains sole influence over its adherents and stifles dissent.
Islamism does this through the notion of al wala wal bara (loyalty and disavowal), the notion that the individual is enjoined to love Allah and those within the Islamist movement and to hate outsiders as people who have fallen under the control of Satan and are evil.
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Strides Made Against FGM, But Just Tip of Iceberg
Strides Made Against FGM, But Just Tip of Iceberg
BY CLARION PROJECT Tuesday, August 8, 2017
FGM in Egypt
The image above points to some progress in Egypt in eradicating female genital mutilation but it also points to the incredible amount of work yet to be done in educating the public against this barbaric act.
What is FGM?
Female Genital Mutilation (FMG) includes all procedures involving partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
Most girls who have undergone FGM are cut between the ages of four and 12. The World Health Organization regards FGM as a worldwide public health issue due to its harmful physical and mental effects.
Short-term complications can include hemorrhaging, pain, shock, and even death, while long-term complications include formation of cysts, problems with sexual intercourse and giving birth, chronic pelvic infection and sterility.
The trauma of FGM often lasts a lifetime and can cause depression and anxiety, among other psychological problems.
FGM reduces or eliminate sexual pleasure for the victim.
VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CneSUU_VLfs
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If Muhammed Cartoons Are OK, So Is Hijabi Statue of Liberty
Home > Political Islam > In the US > Public Issues > If Muhammed Cartoons Are OK, So Is Hijabi Statue of Liberty
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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A PAINTING OF THE STUTUE OF LIBERTY WEARING A HIJAB
that won fourth place in a congressional art competition is now hanging in the office of Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA).
However, the painting “is being attacked as an unpatriotic violation of the separation of church and state by members of We the People Rising, a Claremont-based activist group that advocates stricter enforcement of immigration laws,” as reported by local media outlet The Orange C0unty Register.
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The activists went to Correa’s office and met with his staff, a visit they filmed and posted to YouTube. Activist Mike McGertrick complained that “you guys have a picture out in front of your office of the statue of liberty wearing a hijab, which I find reprehensible and disrespectful.”
VIDEO
Their protest was picked up by the website Young Conservatives and retweeted by Republican politician Sarah Palin. Correa’s team reported an increased number of calls to the office about the painting as well as “unspecified threats.” They are refusing to release the name of the student who painted the piece.
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.
Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.
Correa told media he has no plans to take the painting down.
“You take it in the context of a lady, probably a Muslim American — with all that’s going on, she’s a proud American,” Correa told the Register. “That’s what it says to me.”
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Their protest was picked up by the website Young Conservatives and retweeted by Republican politician Sarah Palin. Correa’s team reported an increased number of calls to the office about the painting as well as “unspecified threats.” They are refusing to release the name of the student who painted the piece.

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

Correa told media he has no plans to take the painting down.

“You take it in the context of a lady, probably a Muslim American — with all that’s going on, she’s a proud American,” Correa told the Register. “That’s what it says to me.”
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Why Did Malaysia Censor a Book on Moderate Islam?
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Monday, July 31, 2017 
 Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) 
Malaysian authorities censored a book promoting moderate Islam written by prominent Malaysian academics. The book, entitled Breaking The Silence: Voices Of Moderation – Islam In A Constitutional Democracy was published in 2015 by a group of public intellectuals calling themselves the Group of 25.
Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said in the order banning the book it “is likely to be prejudicial to public order, likely to alarm public opinion, and likely to be prejudicial to public interest” and therefore “is absolutely prohibited throughout Malaysia.”
Critics of the ban say it flies in the face of the government’s alleged campaign to support moderate Islam, especially since many of the chapters were written by scholars who support the same brand of Islam as Prime Minister Najib Razak.
“This is obviously an action intended to suppress free speech. The articles in the book were written by respected academics, lawyers and social activists,” G25 spokesperson Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin told Asian Correspondent.
“They are intellectual articles mainly discussing the place of Islam in the Federal Constitution. None of the articles have criticised Islam or touched on matters of Aqidah ( faith ).”
The book was written in order to “encourage an informed and rational dialogue on the ways Islam is used as a source of public law and policy in multiracial and multi-religious Malaysia yet within the letter and spirit of the federal Constitution,” according to the foreword written by previous Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi.
Banning the book is not the only censorship taking place in Malaysia this month. It followed a previous ban put out on July 19 which took the Spanish language pop hit Despacito off the airwaves due to its sexually suggestive lyrics.
Lyrics include the rather racy verse: “I want to strip you off with kisses slowly, sign the walls of your labyrinth, and make your whole body a manuscript (turn it up, turn it up, turn it up, turn it up).”
An explanation may be simpler than it first appears. Razak, of the United Malays National Organization (UMNO) is up for reelection next year. Despite the fact that the UMNO has ruled in Malaysia since independence, he is struggling to maintain popularity. In order to shore up support, he recently reached out to an unlikely ally, the Islamist Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS). PAS wants to see shariah law implemented for Muslims in Malaysia.
A so-called informal cooperation arrangement will enable Razak to boost support while giving PAS leader Hadi Awang an opportunity to influence policy in a more pro-Islamist direction.
“The issues of race, ethnicity, the Malay language and especially Islam are close to the heart of the Malays,” Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, a professor of politics and international studies at Universiti Utara Malaysia told Bloomberg about the cooperation between the two parties. “By working together to uphold Islam, either through the implementation of shariah law or strengthening the position of Islam within the administration, this serves both parties well.”
In Terrenganu State, the UNMO made sure infra-red cameras were installed in a cinema to monitor couples for illicit activities, as a way of appealing to conservative Muslims.
More than 60% of Malaysians are Muslims and 50% are ethnic Malays. Censoring a book promoting moderate Islam (and a raunchy pop song) may have been the price Razak paid for Islamist support
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Uncover the Toxic Connection Between Drugs and Jihad
Home > Political Islam > In the US > National Security > Uncover the Toxic Connection Between Drugs and Jihad
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Monday, August 7, 2017 
 Illustrative picture. (Photo: Cristian C/Creative Commons)
Illustrative picture. (Photo: Cristian C / Creative Commons)
The path from drug addict to religious fundamentalist is a well-trodden one. In the late 1960s through the seventies the movement dubbed as the ‘Jesus Freaks’ abandoned flower power for the Prince of Peace, helped on their way by joints and LSD. The Jewish corollary saw Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach bring hippies into the fold through his “House of Love and Prayer.”
Although most of these teenagers grew out of it, many were inducted into Christian cults like the Children of God, also known as The Family, where sexual abuse and brainwashing abounded.
Jihadism is no different and although many jihadi recruits have not experimented with mind altering substances, there is a strong component which has. We are not talking here about the well-documented financial and paramilitary connections between terrorist groups and drug cartels, although as investigative journalist Don Winslow, who has covered drug cartels and terrorism for 15 years writes “our drug policies have driven these groups into each other’s bloodstained arms.”
We’re talking about terrorists who take drugs. So what is the connection
Why People Take Drugs
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GRAPHIC VIDEO: Meet ISIS’ Latest Child Executioner
Home > Terrorism > GRAPHIC VIDEO: Meet ISIS’ Latest Child Executioner
BY CLARION PROJECT Monday, August 7, 2017 
 ISIS child executioner Abu Bakr
ISIS child executioner Abu Bakr
This video is extremely graphic and we urge viewer discretion.

At Clarion we constantly discuss whether to post such videos. For now we believe the public must be made aware of the atrocities of ISIS and others. We hope these sickening images will lead you to call for action against these barbarians. If you want to help us challenge radical Islam, please get in touch.
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Where Does U.S. Law Stand on Hate Speech?
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BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Sunday, August 6, 2017 
 A KKK rally. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
A KKK rally. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
The Simon Weisenthal Center in late July 2017 asked then U.S. homeland security secretary John Kelly “to launch an immediate investigation of Imam Ammar Shahin, the imam of the Islamic Center of Davis in California, for inciting to murder Jews.”
Imam Shahin called on Allah to “liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews” saying “Oh Allah, count them one by one and annihilate them down to the very last one. Do not spare any of them.”
So where does the law stand on such sermons?
Laws on free speech and hate speech differ around the world. In the United States at this time there is no legal concept of “hate speech,” which is protected by the first amendment.
The only form of speech deemed illegal is that which is likely to incite violence imminently, even if it incites violence at some future time. This has been the case in U.S. constitutional law since 1969.
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3 ISIS Members Fight Over Woman; Mufti Intervenes, Marries Her Himself
Home > World > Iraq > 3 ISIS Members Fight Over Woman; Mufti Intervenes, Marries Her Himself
BY RAN MEIR Sunday, August 6, 2017 
 Mufti marries woman instead of three warring suitors.Umm el-Hares is one popular woman. She was the cause of a gunfight between not two but three cousins who’d fallen for her. The three managed to injure one another as they fought over their shared true love.
The cousins are all ISIS fighters.
Islamic State’s regional mufti intervened. On meeting el-Hares he instantly fell in love and decided he would be the one to carry her over the threshold.
Before we wish the couple years of wedded bliss, we should perhaps point out that Umm-el Haris is no virtuous, fair maiden. She is an employee of the feared morality police in Kirkuk Province, Iraq. Her family is strongly loyal to ISIS.
For his part, the mufti claimed he was doing everyone favor.
“He argued what he did was for the greater good and to extinguish the flames,” an anonymous source told Sumeriyya TV. “People have dubbed him ‘The Loving Mufti’ who used his standing in the organization to take a bride.”
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ISIS and ? You’ll Never Believe What’s the Other Top Security Threat
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BY CLARION PROJECT Thursday, August 3, 2017 
 Tim Marshall, a 40 year veteran of storm chasing, monitors a supercell thunderstorm during a tornado research mission, May 8, 2017 in Elbert County near Agate, Colorado. (Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty Images)
Tim Marshall, a 40 year veteran of storm chasing, monitors a supercell thunderstorm during a tornado research mission, May 8, 2017 in Elbert County near Agate, Colorado. (Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty Images)
ISIS and climate change are the top security concerns of people in 38 countries, according to a new poll from Pew Research Center.
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Australian Synagogue Blocked Out of Fear of Terror Attack
By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz August 4, 2017 , 11:35 am
“I met the watchmen Who patrol the town; They struck me, they bruised me. The guards of the walls Stripped me of my mantle.” (Song of Songs 5:7)
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At a judgment on Wednesday, the Land and Environment Court in Sydney blocked the construction of a new synagogue near Bondi Beach. The reason given: Jewish organizations are targets for terror, and they don’t want that in their town.
The ruling upholds a previous decision by the local Waverly Council. Land and Environment commissioner Graham Brown cited “potential risk” to the public.
“It would seem that a more sophisticated risk assessment process could be required for matters such as a potential terrorist threat,” Brown said at the judgment. “The proposed development should be refused as the site is not suitable for the proposed synagogue use as the Preliminary Threat and Risk Analysis relied on by the Applicant raises concerns as to the safety and security of future users of the Synagogue, nearby residents, motorists, and pedestrians”.
The ruling also stated that even if provisions were made to provide security, the proposed synagogue would still be unacceptable and the permit would not be granted.
Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/92682/australian-synagogue-blocked-fear-terror-attack/#0EbThlFLEY5xbF8V.99

Taylor Force Act Passes Senate
By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz August 4, 2017 , 12:37 pm
“You will listen to the entreaty of the lowly, Hashem, You will make their hearts firm; You will incline Your ear. To Champion the orphan and the downtrodden, that men who are of the earth tyrannize no more.” Psalms 10: 17-18 (The Israel Bible™)
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Taylor Force, an American army veteran who was killed by a Palestinian terrorist in a stabbing attack in Jaffa on March 8, 2016. (Photo: Facebook)
With bipartisan backing, the Taylor Force act was approved by the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Thursday. The act, named after an American veteran slain by a Palestinian while visiting Israel in 2016, will cut US funding to the Palestinian Authority if it does not stop paying salaries to terrorists and their families. The bill now moves on to the Senate for approval.
Senator Lindsey Graham, (R-SC), who authored the legislation, told reporters on Thursday that the intent was to stop the Palestinian program which rewarded violence.
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Raheel Raza: Let’s Defeat the Ideology
Home > Political Islam > In the US > Public Issues > Raheel Raza: Let’s Defeat the Ideology
BY RAHEEL RAZA Thursday, August 3, 2017 
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I testified before Congress Thursday on the subject of radical Islam, “Homegrown Terrorism” and “Countering Violent Extremism.”
Watch the video and read on…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlsDOX3jx9g
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Danger Signs for Israel Coming From Parts of Trump Administration
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BY RYAN MAURO Thursday, August 3, 2017 
 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson exits a brief media availability before his meeting with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani at the State Department, July 26, 2017 in Washington, DC.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson exits a brief media availability before his meeting with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani at the State Department, July 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty Images)
Israel and its supporters in the West are seeing danger signs coming from parts of the Trump Administration. Since taking office, the camp that views Israel as a liability and “root cause” of Islamic extremism has been gaining ground. That camp is at odds with those who view the Islamist ideology as the root cause and believes it must be defeated for there to be peace in the Middle East.
State Dept. Report Blames Israel, Exonerates Palestinian Authority
The biggest danger sign for America’s best ally in the Middle East came with the recent release of the State Department’s annual Country Reports on Terrorism. It blamed Israel for sparking terrorism while applauding the Palestinian Authority’s counter-extremism efforts.
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British ‘Musketeer’ Terror Plot Foiled
Home > World > UK > British ‘Musketeer’ Terror Plot Foiled
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Thursday, August 3, 2017 
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Illustrative picture. (Photo: floodlama/Creative Commons)
Terrorists who plotted to carry out a rampage in London were foiled by MI5 agents at the last minute before they were able to carry out their attack, it has been revealed.
The four terrorists were convicted for the plot, which took place in August last year, and are awaiting sentencing.
Naweed Ali, 29, Khobaib Hussain, 25, and Mohibur Rahman, 33, styled themselves Musketeers and communicated using the encrypted messaging app Telegram. The three were previously imprisoned for terrorism offences. Ali and Hussain were arrested in 2011 for plans to fly to a jihadi training camp in Pakistan. They met Rahman, who had been convicted for possessing al-Qaeda materials detailing how to carry out terror attacks, while in prison.
After release they remained radical and formed a new terrorist plot.
The fourth member of the group, Tahir Aziz, they met in Birmingham after release. He reportedly joined the plot just days before the arrests were made.
The cell was in contact with notorious radical preacher Anjem Choudary, who was himself arrested and sentenced to five-and-a-half years imprisonment for supporting ISIS in September 2016.
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Discover the Muslim Brotherhood International Network
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BY CLARION PROJECT Thursday, August 3, 2017 
Where does the Muslim Brotherhood operate? Where does it wield political power? Find out with Clarion’s infographic detailing the Muslim Brotherhood’s presence around the world.
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Clarion Takes to Congress to Challenge Radical Islam
Home > Political Islam > In the US > Government > Clarion Takes to Congress to Challenge Radical Islam
BY CLARION PROJECT Monday, July 31, 2017 
Challenging radical Islam in the United States was center stage when Clarion Project’s Raheel Raza testified before the House Subcommittee on National Security.
Raza made four key recommendations for consideration by lawmakers:
Shift government focus and efforts to tackle the ideology that drives extremism. Not just Countering Violent Extremism, but also countering non-violent extremism. The ideology. More on this in a moment.
Designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. They spread this extreme ideology.
Take steps to prevent funding of US educational institutions and mosques by foreign extremists.
Stop listening to extremists, start listening to moderates such as the Muslim Reform Movement.
“It’s not about political correctness.  There are people here in the West who are afraid to use the words ‘Islamist Ideology’ because they think that it is anti-Muslim.  It is actually very pro-Muslim, because it makes the ordinary masses of people understand the difference between the faith of Islam and an ideology which is political in nature – and which is evil.”
You can watch her full testimony here:
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New Chief of Staff Kelly Thanked CAIR
Home > Political Islam > In the US > Government > New Chief of Staff Kelly Thanked CAIR
BY RYAN MAURO Sunday, July 30, 2017 
 White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly (Photo: Sandy Huffaker / Getty Images)
White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly (Photo: Sandy Huffaker / Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump announced July 28 the resignation of his Chief of Staff, Rence Priebus and his replacement with Secretary of Homeland Security General John Kelly.
As we just covered, Kelly’s department wrote a thank-you letter to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in May, a group that the Justice Department identifies as a Muslim Brotherhood entity. CAIR was also designated as an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism-financing trial. CAIR was specifically listed as part of the Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee, which is a secret body established to covertly assist the Hamas terrorist group.
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Six Nations Vow to Fight ISIS on Their Doorstep
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BY CLARION PROJECT Monday, July 31, 2017 
 This photo taken on June 26, 2017 shows smoke billowing from a building following an bombing run against militant Islamist positions by a Philippine Air Force FA-50 fighter. (Photo: TED ALJIBE / AFP / Getty Images)
This photo taken on June 26, 2017 shows smoke billowing from a building following an bombing run against militant Islamist positions in Marawi by a Philippine Air Force FA-50 fighter. (Photo: TED ALJIBE / AFP / Getty Images)
With the threat of attack from ISIS only increasing, six countries from Southeast Asia and Oceania met this weekend to discuss how they can better work together to deal with what they see as an imminent threat.
Security ministers and experts from Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and Indonesia met in Indonesia under the shadow of Islamic-State activity on their doorstep.
In the case of the Philippines, ISIS already has a stranglehold via its local affiliate in Marawi, a city in the country’s south. At least 600 people have been killed in fighting there, including many Christians.
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Petition to Fire Anti-Semitic Imam Gains Support
Home > Human Rights > Human Rights Violators > Individuals > Petition to Fire Anti-Semitic Imam Gains Support
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Sunday, July 30, 2017 
 Imam Ammar Shahin apologises for his incitement to religious war against Jews. (Photo: Screenshot from video) 
Imam Ammar Shahin apologises for his incitement to religious war against Jews. (Photo: Screenshot from video)
A petition demanding that an anti-Semitic imam be fired after he delivered a sermon on July 21 calling on Allah to “liberate Al Aqsa from the filth of the Jews” and “annihilate them to the last one” has gained support from a broad spectrum of figures.
Imam Ammar Shahin of the Islamic Center of Davis, California, caused controversy with a speech in which he said “the last day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews.”
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Hamburg Stabber ‘Islamist But Not Jihadist’ Say Police
Home > World > Germany > Hamburg Stabber ‘Islamist But Not Jihadist’ Say Police
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Sunday, July 30, 2017 
A 26-year-old Palestinian man who killed one and injured seven in a stabbing spree on July 28 in the German city Hamburg was known to intelligence services, police said a day later.
Police had investigated the man, who was born in the United Arab Emirates and who had his asylum application denied. They concluded he was “an Islamist and was recorded as such in the appropriate systems, not as a jihadist but as an Islamist,” according to a statement made by Hamburg Interior Minister Andy Grote.
The man stabbed people in a supermarket on Friday afternoon. He was overwhelmed by bystanders and arrested shortly after he ran into the street to continue his rampage.
He was assessed as psychologically unstable. Police say it is too early to ascribe a motive to the attack. They also believe he acted alone.
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Muslim Family Finds Bacon in McDonald’s Chicken Burgers
A Muslim family in Alabama found bacon in 14 McChicken sandwiches they ordered from a Decatur McDonald’s. The family was reportedly on holiday from New York and stopped at the McDonald’s to eat after a day out at a nearby water park, according to local media outlet Al.com.
The Alabama chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) demanded an investigation into the incident. Khaula Hadeed, the head of the Alabama chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, called the incident “an intentional act of religious and ethnic bigotry.”
“They ordered 14 sandwiches. They started noticing it tasted different to them. They eat McChicken all the time at McDonald’s. They knew what they ordered — they know what’s in the sandwich,” she told AL.com.
Upon investigating the sandwiches, the family discovered the bacon.
It doesn’t sound like a mistake, especially on 14 sandwiches,” Hadeed said.
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CAIR Condemns Chief of Staff Kelly
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BY RYAN MAURO Wednesday, August 2, 2017 
 White House Chief of Staff John Kelly 
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (Photo: MANDEL NGAN / AFP / Getty Images)
The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an organization identified by the Justice Department as a Muslim Brotherhood front, condemned new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly for his “Islamaphobic ideology.”
Kelly previously led the Department of Homeland Security for the Trump Administration. During his time as secretary, the DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties thanked CAIR’s Florida chapter in a letter that the author claimed was written at the request of General Kelly.
As we stated in our July 30 article, it is very possible Kelly did not actually ask for the letter to CAIR to be written and it was just a normal procedure meant to flatter the recipients. Nonetheless, the letter still shows DHS’ embrace of CAIR was not ended during Kelly’s six-month tenure and is worth bringing to your attention. CAIR’s New York branch responded to his promotion to Chief of Staff this way:
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Congressman: Investigate Iranian Funding of Academia
Home > World > Iran > Congressman: Investigate Iranian Funding of Academia
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Wednesday, August 2, 2017 
 U.S. President Donald Trump with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
U.S. President Donald Trump with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (Photo by Mark Wilson / Getty Images)
Congressman Dan Donovan (R-NY) called on Education Secretary Betsy Devos to investigate an Iranian foundation that funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to American educational institutions, according to Algemeiner.
The Alavi Foundation, based in New York, distributed $50 million since its creation in 1973, ostensibly to promote Persian culture and interfaith dialogue.
“Did this foundation attempt to subvert American academic institutions,” Rep. Dan Donovan asked. “We need to investigate this, and universities have to do a better job of vetting their donors.”
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ISIS Fires Chief Woman Biter for Going Soft
Home > World > Iraq > ISIS Fires Chief Woman Biter for Going Soft
BY RAN MEIR Tuesday, August 1, 2017 
The Islamic State’s all female al-Khansa brigade. (Photo: © Video screenshot)
ISIS fired the head of its women’s brigade al-Khansa for being too soft.
“Umm Yasser el-Mouhajir failed to implement the instructions of the organization including whipping and biting women,” an anonymous source told Sumeriyya TV.
Islamic State replaced el-Mouhajir with a German woman to take on the top position in al-Khansa. Previously, the German filled senior roles in Nineveh Province before she pulled back along with other ISIS fighters on the front line.
In June 2015, Islamic State unveiled the female policing unit that metes out a variety of punishments including biting women who fail to adhere to the terror group’s strict moral code.
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How Many Islamists Are There in Europe?
Home > World > UK > How Many Islamists Are There in Europe?
BY CLARION PROJECT Tuesday, August 1, 2017 
Police escort concert goers from the site of the Ariana Grande concert following a terror attack.
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More than 150 suspected jihadis and other criminals have had their British citizenship revoked and will not be allowed to return to the UK, according to The Sunday Times. More than 850 British citizens traveled to Syria to join jihadi groups, of which around half returned, according to government sources.
Ministers used “deprivation orders” to remove the rights of 40 people to a passport this year alone, including 30 since March.
Given it is against international law to leave someone stateless, all those whose passports have been revoked are also citizens of other countries.
So how many extremists are there in the rest of Europe? Clarion investigated a cross-spectrum of countries to find out. This chart includes official estimates of numbers who hold to the Islamist political ideology, but are rough estimates since charting such numbers accurately is very difficult. Furthermore each country’s government’s may use different criteria to determine who is considered an extremist.
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What Does Resignation of Top Counter-Extremism Official Mean?
Home > Political Islam > In the US > Government > What Does Resignation of Top Counter-Extremism Official Mean?
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Wednesday, August 2, 2017 
 George Selim speaks at the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group in 2016. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
George Selim speaks at the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group in 2016. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
George Selim, the director of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) at the Department of Homeland Security, has resigned. His resignation was reported by The Conservative Review and confirmed by Selim to Peter Beinart writing in The Atlantic. Selim was the founding director of the Office of Community Partnerships in the Department of Homeland Security, and the leader of the federal Countering Violent Extremism Task Force, which coordinated efforts between different government departments.
CVE is the notion that community organizations and governments can intervene to prevent or reverse radicalization and prevent terrorist attacks that way rather than through law enforcement.
A DHS source told The Conservative Review on the condition of anonymity that Selim was opposed to White House officials who wanted to do away with the more conciliatory approach of former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. Both men strongly opposed investigating the religious elements of jihadist movements, preferring to treat it as an entirely separate phenomenon.
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Declaring Victory, Muslims Return Triumphant to Temple Mount
By Tazpit Press Service July 27, 2017 , 12:30 pm
“You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries, and made all his enemies rejoice.” Psalms 89:43 (The Israel Bible™)
The removal of the metal detectors from Jaffa Gate. (Photo: Hillel Maeir/TPS)
Muslims will return to pray at the Temple Mount after police confirmed Thursday that all security measures put into place around the compound following the murder of two police officers adjacent to the site on July 14 had been dismantled and that the situation had returned to what it was prior to the attack.
Police said security measures would continue in and around the old city, while extra police units would remain deployed  in the area.
Following a meeting with the Waqf (Islamic trust) on Thursday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the Mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Ahmad Hussein said that prayers could resume at Al-Aqsa.
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Biting Hand That Feeds Them, Arabs Set Social Security Office Ablaze in East Jerusalem
By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz July 27, 2017 , 4:39 pm
“He shall be a wild ass of a man; His hand against everyone, And everyone’s hand against him; He shall dwell alongside of all his kinsmen.” Genesis 16:12 (The Israel Bible™)
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In the wake of ongoing clashes between the Israeli authorities and the Palestinians, a Bituach Leumi (national insurance, or social security) office in the Wadi Joz neighborhood in East Jerusalem was set ablaze Wednesday night. Trees in front of the office caught fire, causing extensive damage to the building but no injuries. Firefighters were called to the scene and quickly extinguished the fire.
Police are investigating and said they have not ruled out any motive, including nationalistically motivated arson. Palestinian news sources are reporting that the fire was caused by a Molotov cocktail being thrown at the building.
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Petition to Islamic Center of Davis: Fire Antisemitic Imam
Home > Political Islam > In the US > Public Issues > Petition to Islamic Center of Davis: Fire Antisemitic Imam
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Wednesday, July 26, 2017 
 Imam Ammar Shahin. (Photo: Screenshot from video) 
Imam Ammar Shahin. (Photo: Screenshot from video)
In a stunningly brazen lie, the Islamic Center of Davis California has claimed their imam was not anti-Semitic when he called in a sermon on Muslims to fight the Jews and Allah to annihilate them.
Imam Ammar Shahin told his congregation, “Allah does not change the situation of a people until they change their own situation. The Prophet Muhammed said, ‘Judgment day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews.’”
Clarion Project covered his sermon, along with other problematic statements made by American Muslim leaders, earlier this week.
In the sermon, Shahin clarified his statement saying, “The last hour will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews. ” His statements were made in plain English, with no clarification that he meant some Jews or just Zionists or anything else.
He also prayed, “Oh Allah, support the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the rest of the Muslim lands. Oh Allah, liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews. Oh Allah, destroy those who closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Oh Allah, show us the black day that You inflict upon them, and the wonders of Your ability. Oh Allah, count them one by one and annihilate them down to the very last one. Do not spare any of them.”
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State Dept: ISIS Slaughter of Minorities Not Genocide
Home > World > Iraq > State Dept: ISIS Slaughter of Minorities Not Genocide
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Wednesday, July 26, 2017 
 A mass execution by Islamic State jihadis
A mass execution by Islamic State jihadis (Photo: video screenshot)
Lawyers from the State Department are removing the word “genocide” in speeches and documents describing the persecution of Chrisitians, Yazidis and other minorities in Iraq and Syria, charged The Washington Free Beacon in an exclusive report.
The news outlet sites human rights activist and attorneys familiar with the State Deparment’s policies as the sources for their report.
Nina Shea, an international human rights lawyer and director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, named Richard Visek, an Obama appointee, as responsible for the policy. Visek is head of the State Department’s Office of Legal Adviser.
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Guess Who’s Banning Religious Freedom?
Home > World > Jordan > Guess Who’s Banning Religious Freedom?
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Wednesday, July 26, 2017 
Jordan has falsely decried the lack of religious freedom in Israel in the midst of the controversy in Israel about the Temple Mount in Israel. Yet is anyone aware that Jordan bans any form of Jewish prayer anywhere in the country? Editor of ClarionProject.org Meira Svirsky discusses the policy.
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Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org
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Malaysia Welcomes Hamas, Brotherhood: Report
Home > Political Islam > Worldwide > Islamism in Government > Malaysia Welcomes Hamas, Brotherhood: Report
BY RAN MEIR Tuesday, July 25, 2017 
 Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Malaysia has offered to be the new home for Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas officials who may be bowing out of Qatar to alleviate Qatar’s crisis with the Gulf and Arab states.
In June, nine countries — including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain —  severed ties with Qatar over Qatar’s support of terrorism, specifically the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.
According to an exclusive report in the respected Egyptian media outlet Albawaba News, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, the interior minister of Malaysia said his country would “open the door completely” to the transfer of officials from these terror organizations to Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia reportedly made the offer to help Qatar extricate itself from the crisis with the Gulf and Arab states.
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London Pride: Don’t Deny Ex-Muslims Our Struggle
Home > World > UK > London Pride: Don’t Deny Ex-Muslims Our Struggle
BY HANNA Thursday, July 20, 2017 
Ex-Muslims marching at Pride. (Photo: Screenshot from video)
Editor’s Note: The author marched in London’s Gay Pride parade as part of the ex-Muslim contingent. Predictably, their participation in the march received a strong backlash from conservative Muslim figures. This is her account of what happened.
At the time of my writing, it’s been little over a week since the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB), of which I am a member, marched at the Pride in London Parade. I still couldn’t be prouder of what we achieved that day.
Our protest was deliberately provocative, involving topless women and a bare bottomed man and three of our signs said “Allah is gay.”
The purpose of the protest was two-fold. Firstly, we were protesting homophobia within Islam at a scriptural, state and institutional level. Homosexuality is forbidden in Islam. The hadiths include multiple passages which promote the killing of homosexuals. Homosexuality carries the death penalty under sharia law.
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Secretary of State Shills for Muslim Brotherhood, Qatar
Home > Political Islam > In the US > Government > Secretary of State Shills for Muslim Brotherhood, Qatar
BY RYAN MAURO Tuesday, July 25, 2017 
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
The Trump Administration still hasn’t designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization as it was expected to do. Designation falls under the purview of Secretary of State Tillerson, who has chosen the Muslim Brotherhood and its backers in Qatar and Turkey over their Arab rivals.
Tillerson recently signaled his opposition to designating the Muslim Brotherhood in mid-June. He only has negative things to say about the idea.
His main point is that the Brotherhood’s political parties have representatives in governments like those in Bahrain and Turkey. That is irrelevant. If it was such a problem, Bahrain itself wouldn’t have banned the Brotherhood and the U.S. wouldn’t be dealing with the Lebanese government that has Hezbollah in it, which is designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.
Tillerson also repeated the “non-violent” and “moderate” Muslim Brotherhood propaganda. He claimed that the Brotherhood’s political parties in governments “have become so by renouncing violence and terrorism.” That was false when the Obama Administration said it, and it is false now.
The disappointment in Tillerson’s position is made exponentially greater by the fact that now is an optimum time to designate the group.
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Will Congress Stop Paying Terrorists?
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Wednesday, July 26, 2017 
Scene of the stabbing of three members of a Jewish family by Palestinian terrorist Omar Al-Abed al-Jalil (Photo: Israeli army (L)/social media( R) )
The terrorist who stabbed to death three members of a Jewish family in Israel as they sat down to eat their Sabbath meal last Friday night will be paid  a monthly salary of $3,000 by the Palestinian Authority (PA).
The PA passed a formal government resolution in 2011 awarding all Palestinian prisoners in Israel jails monthly salaries for security and terror-related offenses.
Aid money given yearly to the PA from the United States, Europe and other countries contributes to these salaries.
Currently pending in Congress is the Taylor Force bill, which would limit American aid money to the Palestinians unless it ends these payments as well as its rampant incitement.
Taylor Force was a former U.S. army officer who was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist while visiting Israel on a university trip in 2016.
Despite the looming prospect of diminishment of funds for his people, PA President Mahmoud Abbas has vowed to continue the payments. As documented by Palestinian Media Watch (PalWatch.org), Abbas recently stated, “Even if I will have to leave my position, I will not compromise on the salary (rawatib) of a Martyr (Shahid) or a prisoner, as I am the president of the entire Palestinian people, including the prisoners, the Martyrs, the injured, the expelled, and the uprooted.”
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American Muslim Leaders Fan Anti-Semitic Hate
Home > Political Islam > Sharia Governance > Minority Rights > American Muslim Leaders Fan Anti-Semitic Hate
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Tuesday, July 25, 2017 
Palestinians riot in the West Bank with the full backing of the American Muslim community leadership. (Photo: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)
America’s largest Muslim community organizations this week incited the American Muslim community to join in the hysterical hatred against Israel and Jews over Israel’s attempts to defend its citizens.
The Muslim Brotherhood-linked organizations called on American Muslims to make speeches in mosques and take to the streets in America to support Palestinians who are rioting over the installation of metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount, the site of the revered Al Aqsa mosque.
The Israeli government installed the metal detectors after Muslim terrorists sneaked weapons onto the mount and used them to shoot and kill two Israeli policemen who were stationed just outside the mount to protect worshipers. Before the attack, security for the mount, referred to as the Haram al Sharif compound by Muslims, was administered by Islamic authorities.
The metal detectors were removed Monday night.
At the same time, these American Muslim leaders have minimized terrorist attacks against Israelis which have taken place as a response to the metal detectors.
Three Palestinians were killed while rioting against this common sense security measures in Jerusalem while in other places ,Palestinians threw rocks and burning tires at policemen. Three Israelis were murdered at their dinner table by a Palestinian terrorist, whose mother was later arrested for incitement after she said she was proud of him.
Clarion Project has already reported how Linda Sarsour lied about the situation, calling for “resistance.” But it doesn’t stop with her.
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Secretary of Homeland Security Thanks CAIR
Home > Political Islam > In the US > Government > Secretary of Homeland Security Thanks CAIR
BY RYAN MAURO Tuesday, July 25, 2017 
 Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly
Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly (Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
The Department of Homeland Security is continuing to use the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as an outreach partner, despite the Justice Department identifying it as a Muslim Brotherhood entity and designating it as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism-financing trial in American history.
CAIR’s Florida branch has published a letter from the DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties thanking it for its years of collaboration. The author says it was written at the request of the Secretary of Homeland Security, General John Kelly. It is dated May 5 and can be seen at Pamela Geller’s website.
“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appreciates your years of support and partnership with the Department’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, working on issues central to the DHS mission, including identifying civil rights and civil liberties concerns in the homeland security context,” it states.
The Justice Department designated CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator during the trial of the Holy Land Foundation, a Muslim Brotherhood front that was financing Hamas until it was shut down. The Justice Department identified CAIR as an “entity” of the Muslim Brotherhood’s branch in America, specifically its “Palestine Committee” tasked with aiding the Hamas terrorist group.
The DHS’ outreach with CAIR clashes with the Justice Department’s official policy banning the use of CAIR as a liaison to the Muslim-American community. In 2013, the Justice Department released a report reprimanding several FBI offices for their collaborations with CAIR in violation of policy.
FBI personnel were required in 2008 to begin “refraining from participating in any CAIR-sponsored events, avoiding being photographed with leaders of CAIR and not engaging with CAIR in events such as fundraisers.”
“[I]n order to stop CAIR senior leadership from exploiting any contact with the FBI, it is critical to control and limit any contact,” the report stated.The Justice Department and FBI leadership pointed to evidence linking CAIR to Hamas and instituted the policy in 2008 to “ensure that the FBI is not supporting individuals who support extremist or terrorist ideologies.”
When the federal government engages CAIR like the DHS is doing, it gives CAIR legitimacy and a platform. 
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Al Shabaab Goes House to House Killing Christians
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BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Wednesday, July 26, 2017 
Al Shabaab militants. (Photo: Screenshot)
The Islamist terrorist group Al Shabaab  went house to house killing Christians in Kenya, International Christian Concern reported to Christian Today.
Three policemen were killed in a raid on Pandanguo village in Lamu county earlier this month. Terrorists later returned to the area to attack Christians in the villages of Jima and Poromoko.
“’If you were found to be a Christian you would be shot or slaughtered,” said Henry Divayo, the head pastor of a church sheltering Christians who fled the fighting.
“We are hosting more than 200 people in our church and we expect the number to increase as more families are evacuated from Boni Forest,” he added.
Food and security is currently being provided by the government and the Kenyan Red Cross, but more needs to be done.
“We need more well equipped police officers in churches, schools and hospitals,” he said.
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Is There Life After ISIS?
Home > World > Iraq > Is There Life After ISIS?
BY ANWAR EL-IRAQI Tuesday, July 18, 2017 
 Mosul, Iraq, after the liberation from ISIS
Mosul, Iraq, after the liberation from ISIS (Photo: FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Rita is a 24-year old Christian woman from Telskuf, Iraq. Prior to Islamic State’s control of the area, some 10,000 people lived in Telskuf, making it one of the largest Christian villages in the country. The village was primarily Chaldean Catholic.
Today just 2,500 still reside there. The vast majority fled the country.
She originally spoke to Clarion Project after her home was destroyed by ISIS and she and her family were forced to flee. After ISIS was run out of the area, she returned and sent us a video of what remains of the area (see below).
Clarion Project’s Anwar el-Iraqi recently caught up with Rita to ask her about life after ISIS.
Clarion Project: You now have a dilemma of whether to stay or leave. What do you think you will do?
Rita: Life after ISIS has become a very hard life to live as a Christian girl trying to find a job. The village that I live in, Telskuf, lies between the province of Mosul and Dohuk. Because the language spoken in Dohuk is Kurdish, all the jobs available there require Kurdish, which makes my chances of getting a job in a secure place like Dohuk almost impossible.
Yet in the province of Mosul, everything is either just beginning or in the process of being rebuilt. Even after ISIS Mosul entirely, the situation doesn’t look good. Especially as Christians, we are always in danger and lack stability.
Going abroad might be a better option, but not everyone can bear living in a foreign country, especially our old people.
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Life After ISIS: What About the Children?
Home > Human Rights > Human Rights Violators > Child Abuse > Life After ISIS: What About the Children?
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Wednesday, July 19, 2017 
 A child from Mosul, Iraq displaced by the war
A child from Mosul, Iraq displaced by the war (Photo: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
As children are being pulled out of the rubble in Mosul, rescue workers are trying to find clues as to who are the children’s parents.
A three-year old girl, trapped for days, could only reply that her parents had become “martyrs.” The girl is thought to be the daughter of Chechen ISIS fighters.
In a story published by The Telegraph, reporters documented how dozens of children, most presumed to be the offspring of foreign ISIS fighters killed in the final battles, have been found. Some speak languages unknown to the soldiers who have found them.
Another boy was so desperate for food that when he was found, he was eating raw, discarded meat.
“Some 650,000 boys and girls, who have lived through the nightmare of violence in Mosul, have paid a terrible price and endured many horrors over the past three years,” said Hamida Ramadhani, UNICEF’s deputy representative in Iraq.
According to reports in Sky News, in the final days of the battle to take back Mosul, ISIS broke with protocol and deployed wives of foreign fighters as guards over the population to prevent them from fleeing. The women were outfitted with suicide vests that they were told to detonate if their charges defied them.
Foreign wives were also deployed as snipers, putting them in the direct line of fire for the first time.
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US General: No Sanctuary for ISIS In Afghanistan
Home > World > Afghanistan > US General: No Sanctuary for ISIS In Afghanistan
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Monday, July 17, 2017 
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While the news centers around the defeats of Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq, U.S. forces have been pounding the terror group in Afghanistan.
On July 11, U.S. forces killed Abu Sayed, the emir of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Khorasan Province (ISIS-K). The strike on the group’s headquarters in  Afghanistan also killed other ISIS-K members and will significantly disrupt the terror group’s plans to expand its presence in Afghanistan, said General John Nicholson.
Speaking at headquarters in Kabul, Nicholson, stated, “This is the third emir of ISIS-K that we have killed in operations with our Afghan partners in the past year. As you are aware we have had continuous operations against the Islamic state in Afghanistan throughout the past year, but especially since March and in this time we have seen a great reduction in their fighters.
“We have killed three of their emirs, we have killed dozens of their senior lead
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Truth and Deception: Calling Out Linda Sarsour on Al Aqsa
Home > World > Israel > Truth and Deception: Calling Out Linda Sarsour on Al Aqsa
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Monday, July 24, 2017 
 Sarsour's Facebook post
Sarsour’s Facebook post
How many ways can Linda Sarsour misrepresent the volatile situation between Israel and the Palestinians? And why do we even care?
Sarsour, a Palestinian activist, is the darling of the left, the feminist movement and the BDS movement. Information she spreads is taken at face value; no one usually bothers to check the facts.
Because of this, her comments matter. One of her latest disingenuous Facebook posts shows Muslims in Israel praying on the street because, in Sarsour’s words, they have been (#1 deception) “denied access to pray at Al Aqsa Mosque in their own homeland.”
Sarsour then praises her Palestinian brothers for this act of “non-violent resistance,” where they are (#2 deception) “met with tear gas and rubber bullets” from Israeli police.
She then paints her people, the Palestinians, as victims, saying the world powers (#3 deception) “continue to turn a blind eye to the blatant injustice against and the suffering of the Palestinian people.”
Let us navigate through the minefield of these distorted remarks, which has become the common narrative of Islamists worldwide.
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State Dept: Palestinian Incitement to Terror ‘Rare’
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Sunday, July 23, 2017  
From Palestinian media incitement
The State Department has put the majority of blame on Israel in its latest country-by-country report for terrorism in the country.
In addition, the report makes the blatantly false claim that the Palestinian Authority (PA) calls for terrorism are “rare” and that, “The PA has taken significant steps during President Abbas’ tenure (2005 to date) to ensure that official institutions in the West Bank under its control do not create or disseminate content that incites violence.”
The main factor driving terrorism, according to the State Department, is the “lack of hope in achieving Palestinian statehood” created by Israeli policies. Those policies were named by the State Dept. as “Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank, settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, the perception that the Israeli government was changing the status quo on the Haram Al Sharif/Temple Mount, and IDF tactics that the Palestinians considered overly aggressive.”
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Berkeley Radio Cancels Dawkins Talk Over His Criticism of Islam
Home > Political Islam > In the US > Public Issues > Berkeley Radio Cancels Dawkins Talk Over His Criticism of Islam
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Sunday, July 23, 2017 
 Professor Richard Dawkins, author of 'The God Delusion.'
Professor Richard Dawkins, author of ‘The God Delusion.’
Progressive radio station KPFA in Berkeley, California has cancelled a scheduled talk by Professor Richard Dawkins after learning about his views on Islam. The radio station invited Dawkins to give an on-stage talk about his new book Science in the Soul: Collected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist on August 9.
“We had booked this event based entirely on his excellent new book on science when we didn’t know he had offended and hurt – in his tweets and other comments on Islam, so many people,” KPFA said in an email sent to ticket buyers as reported by local media outlet Berkeleyside. “KPFA does not endorse hurtful speech. While KPFA emphatically supports serious free speech, we do not support abusive speech. We apologize for not having had broader knowledge of Dawkins views much earlier.”
Dawkins, of course, in addition to being a top level biologist, is a prominent critic of religion in general not just Islam. The title of his most famous book “The God Delusion” ought to offer no ambiguity about his stance on religion.
In 2013, he drew controversy for saying that raising a child within a religion was child abuse.
“What a child should be taught is that religion exists; that some people believe this and some people believe that,’ The Telegraph reported him as saying. “What a child should never be taught is that you are a Catholic or Muslim child, therefore that is what you believe. That’s child abuse.”
His positions on all religions are widely available online, but it was only his position on Islam that drew the ire of the staff at KPFA.
Dawkins wrote in an open letter to KPFA about the disinvitation, which was published by the Center for Secular Inquiry where Dawkins sits on the board of directors. In the letter, he stated:
“If you had consulted me, or if you had done even rudimentary fact-checking, you would have concluded that I have never used abusive speech against Islam. I have called IslamISM ‘vile’ but surely you, of all people, understand that Islamism is not the same as Islam.
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O’Hare Worker Wanted to Kill Infidels
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BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Sunday, July 23, 2017 
Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. (Photo: Nicola/Creative Commons)
A Bosnian Muslim refugee and her five associates charged with attempting to provide support to ISIS invoked an unusual defense, according to ABC7 Chicago.
Mediha Medy Salkicevic has claimed that her support of ISIS constituted “legitimate warfare” and that she was waging war against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, just as the U.S. government is doing by supporting Syrian rebels.
Salkicevic was working for a cargo company at Chicago’s International O’Hare Airport when she was arrested in 2015. Investigators allege she said she wanted to “bury unbelievers alive” and kill infidels.
“Under United States law, acts of legitimate warfare during a civil war are not murder and are entitled to combatant immunity,” her attorneys said. They argue that Americans are “protected from prosecution as acts of legitimate warfare under the doctrine of combatant immunity.”
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Is Being ‘Naïve’ An Excuse for Falling In With ISIS?
Home > Terrorism > Is Being ‘Naïve’ An Excuse for Falling In With ISIS?
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Monday, July 24, 2017 
(Photo: Screenshot from ISIS propaganda)
Everyone is responsible for their own actions. So why might the attorney of a young man arrested on terrorism charges be claiming he was “naïve?”
Amer Sinan Alhaggagi, 22, of Oakland, California, has been formally charged with attempting to set up social media accounts for the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group  after being indicted by a grand jury, according to CBS San Francisco. Alhaggagi has been in custody since last November.
Federal prosecutors told the court back in December that Alhaggagi met with undercover agents on “numerous occasions to plan a potential terrorist attack.” They also said he spent significant amounts of time in Yemen, although information about what he did there is not readily available.
Yet his attorney August Gugelmann argued that his client was simply unaware that he was getting involved with terrorism.
“Amer is not anti-American and does not support ISIS or any other terrorist organization,” Gugelmann said in a statement. “He is completely nonviolent, and he took no actions to harm anyone. The evidence we have suggests these charges are based on internet chat conversations that he had with a number of unknown people. Amer is a very young and naïve man, and it appears he allowed himself to be drawn into conversations that he should have been far more suspicious of.”
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Civilians Celebrate Liberation From ISIS
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BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Monday, July 24, 2017 
A harrowing video shows civilians who have recently been liberated from ISIS rule discussing the crimes of the Islamic State (ISIS). The video was released by the Kurdish YPG Press Office and took place in the area of Raqqa, where ISIS established its provincial capital. The YPG is the Kurdish militia which is pushing back ISIS in Syrian Kurdistan.
One woman laments how ISIS murdered her father and husband. Another says how ISIS executed her son for refusing to pray.
Other women joyfully take off their black burqas, garments which ISIS forces all women to wear.
“Burn these,” one woman says. “May Allah burn them [ISIS]. They burned my father!”
Warning this clip contains images some viewers may find distressing:
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So Now American Zionists Want to Boycott Israel
By Alan Dershowitz July 19, 2017 , 10:00 am
Several prominent American Zionists – including long-time supporters of Israel – are so outraged at the Israeli government’s recent decision regarding the Western Wall and non-Orthodox conversion that they are urging American Jews to reduce or even eliminate their support for Israel.

According to an article by Elliot Abrams in Mosaic, Ike Fisher, a prominent member of the AIPAC board, threatened to “suspend” all further financial support for Israel. Daniel Gordis, a leading voice for Conservative Judaism, urged American Jews to cancel their El Al tickets and fly Delta or United. He also proposed “withholding donations to Israeli hospitals, so that ‘They start running out of money’ and ‘begin to falter.’” This sort of emotional response is reminiscent of the temper tantrum outgoing US president Barak Obama engaged in when he refused to veto the UN’s recent anti-Israel resolution.

I strongly disagree both with the Israeli government’s capitulation to the minority of ultra-Orthodox Jews, who wield far too much influence in Israeli politics, and with the proposals to cut back on support for Israel by some of my fellow critics of the Israeli government’s recent decisions with regard to religion.

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I strongly support greater separation between religion and state in Israel, as Theodor Herzl outlined in his plan for the nation-state of the Jewish People in Der Judenstaat 120 years ago: “We shall prevent any theocratic tendencies from coming to the fore on the part of our priesthood. We shall keep our priests [by which is meant rabbis] within the confines of their temples.”

It was David Ben-Gurion who made the deal with the Orthodox rabbinate that violated Herzl’s mandate and knocked down the wall of separation between religion and state. He allocated to the Chief Rabbinate authority over many secular matters, such as marriage, divorce and child custody. He also laid the groundwork for the creation of religious parties that have been a necessary part of most Israeli coalitions for many years.

So don’t blame Israel’s current prime minister for the recent capitulation. His government’s survival depends on his unholy alliance with allegedly holy parties that threaten to leave the coalition and bring down his government unless he capitulates.

The alternative to a Netanyahu government might well be far to the Right of the current government, both on religious matters and on prospects for peace. Reasonable people may disagree as to whether Netanyahu did the right thing, but I believe that given the choice between the current government and what may well replace it, Netanyahu acted on acceptable priorities.

This is not to say that I am happy with the end result. As a post-denominational Jew, I want to see a part of the Western Wall opened to conservative and reform prayer.

I also want to see Conservative and Reform and Modern Orthodox rabbis deemed fully competent to perform rituals including marriage and divorce.

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I will continue to fight for these outcomes, and I think we will ultimately be successful.

But in the meantime, I will also continue to fly El Al, contribute to Israeli hospitals, attend AIPAC events and encourage Americans to support Israel, both politically and financially. To do otherwise is to engage in a form of BDS – the tactic currently employed by Israel’s enemies to delegitimize the nation state of the Jewish People.

Supporters of BDS will point to these benign boycotts as a way of justifying their malignant ones. If BDS is an immoral tactic, as it surely is, so too is punishing the people of Israel for the failure of their government to be fully inclusive of Jews who do not align themselves with the ultra-Orthodox.

Tough love may be an appropriate response in family matters, but boycotting a troubled nation which has become a pariah among the hard Left is not the appropriate response to the Israeli government’s recent decisions regarding religion.

The answer is not disengagement, but rather greater engagement with Israel on matters that involve world Jewry. I, too, am furious about the arrogant and destructive threats of the ultra-Orthodox parties in the current government.

I, too, would prefer to see a coalition that excluded the ultra-Orthodox parties.

I, too, would like to see a high wall of separation that kept the rabbis out of politics.

But I do not live in Israel, and Israel is a democracy. Ultimately it is up to the citizens of Israel to change the current system. The role of American Jews is limited to persuasion, not coercion. In the end, we will be successful in persuading the Israeli people to take the power of religious coercion out of the hands of the ultra-Orthodox minority because that would not only be good for secular Israelis – who are a majority – but also for religious Israelis.

History has proved that separation of state from religion is better not only for the state, but also for religion.
Reprinted with author’s permission from The Jerusalem Post
Read more at https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/So-now-American-Zionists-want-to-boycott-Israel-499987#bbJ7ZQVxXHpp3sbI.99

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/91617/israel-hizballah-battle-battle-opinion/?Israel and Hizballah: 
The Battle Before the Battle
By Jonathan Spyer July 17, 2017 , 11:00 am
During the 2006 war between  Israel and Hizballah, Israeli military actions were limited by the broader diplomatic situation.  The expulsion of Syria from Lebanon had taken place a year earlier.  The government of then prime minister Fuad Siniora in Beirut was considered one of the few successes of the US democracy promotion project in the region.  As a result, pressure was placed on Israel to restrict its operations to targets directly related to Hizballah activity alone.

Ten years is a long time.  Today, the view in Israel is that the distinction between Hizballah and the institutions and authorities of the Lebanese state has disappeared.

But while the government of Lebanon is no longer a particular protégé of the US and the west, the position taken in western capitals regarding the Lebanese state and, notably, its armed forces remains markedly different to that taken in Jerusalem.  The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) continues to be a major beneficiary of US aid.  This gap in perceptions reflects different primary security concerns.  For Israel, altering this perception in the west before the next conflict with Hizballah is a primary strategic task.

So what are the facts of the case?

One of the basic expectations of a functioning state is that it exercises a monopoly of the use of violence within its borders.  From this point of view, the Lebanese state ceased to function some time ago.  As the 2006 war and subsequent events graphically demonstrated,  Hizballah and its patrons could operate an independent foreign and military policy without seeking the permission of the official authorities in Beirut.

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What has happened in the intervening decade, however, is that Hizballah and its allies, rather than simply ignoring the wishes of the state,  have progressively absorbed its institutions.

The events of May/June 2008 in Beirut finally demonstrated the impotence of ‘official’ Lebanon in opposing the will of Hizballah and its allies.

Then, on the official political level, Hizballah and its allies prevented the appointment of a Lebanese president for two years, before ensuring the ascendance of their own allied candidate, General Michel Aoun in October 2016.  For good measure, the March 8 bloc of which Hizballah is a part ensured for itself 8 portfolios in the 17 persons Lebanese Cabinet. Of these, two are directly in the hands of Hizballah.

So at the level of political leadership, it is no longer possible to identify where the Lebanese state begins and Hizballah ends.  And the organization has long enjoyed a de facto, physical dominance, both within Lebanon and in terms of its actions across and beyond its borders (against Israel,  in its intervention in the Syrian civil war, and in its involvement with other pro-Iranian militia groups in Iraq and Yemen).

What if the issue of security cooperation between Hizballah and the Lebanese Armed Forces?

No serious observer of Lebanon disputes that open cooperation between the two forces has increased over the last half decade.  The background to this is the threat of Salafi jihadi terrorism from Syrian Salafi groups engaged in the Syrian civil war.  A series of bombings in Shia south Beirut and in border communities triggered the joint effort by Hizballah and the LAF.

Of course, the bombings were taking place as retaliation by Syrian Salafis for Hizballah’s own involvement in the war in Syria on the regime side.   The LAF and Hizballah cooperated on the level of intelligence cooperation, and scored a number of successes in locating and apprehending Salafi cells on Lebanese soil.

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As a result of the increasingly overt cooperation between the LAF and Hizballah, Saudi Arabia ended its military assistance to the LAF, canceling a $3 billion pledge in February 2016.  The cancellation was a tacit admission of defeat by the Saudis, an acknowledgment that their project of exerting influence and power in Lebanon through their clients had failed.

The US, however, has continued its relationship with the LAF, which was the recipient of $200 million in assistance from Washington last year.  Last December, the US dismissed Israeli assertions that M113 armored vehicles displayed by Hizballah in a triumphant parade in the town of Qasayr in Syria came from LAF stocks.  The LAF, according to a statement by John Kirby, the State Department Spokesman, has an ‘exemplary record’ in complying with US end-use guidelines and restrictions.

A statement by Lebanese President Michel Aoun in February appeared to confirm the situation of cooperation between the forces.  Aoun told the Egyptian CBC channel that Hizballah’s arms ‘do not contradict the state…and are an essential part of defending Lebanon.  As long as the Lebanese army lacks sufficient power to face Israel, we feel the need for ‘Hizballah’s arsenal, because it complements the army’s role.’

The difference of opinion between the US and Israel in this regard is of growing importance because of the emergent evidence of hitherto unreported Hizballah activities. In particular, there is deep disquiet in Israel regarding revelations of an Iranian-supported, homegrown Hizballah arms industry.  This, combined with what may be the beginnings of a slow winding down of the Syrian war raises the possibility of renewed tensions with Hizballah.

This does not mean that war is imminent. But from an Israeli point of view, the gap in understanding and perception between Washington and Jerusalem on the LAF, and by definition on the current nature of the Lebanese state, is a matter requiring urgent attention.  It is currently one of the missing pieces in the diplomatic structure which alone can make possible the kind of war that Israel will be wanting to fight next time round, should Hizballah attack or provocation come.

This is intended to be a war on a quite different scale and dimension to 2006.

The intention will be to dismiss any distinction between Hizballah and the Lebanese state, and to wage a state to state war against Lebanon, on the basis that the distinction has become a fiction.  This will involve an all out use of military force that will be intended to force a relatively quick decision.

For this to be conceivable,  a diplomatic battle has to first be won.  This is the battle to convince the west, or at least the US, that an Iranian proxy militia has today effectively swallowed the Lebanese state, making war against the former by its very nature involve war against the latter.  This battle before the battle has not yet been won.  It is part of a larger Israeli hope to focus the US and the west on Iran and Shia political Islam, in place of the current western focus on the Sunni variety.  Only thus will Israel be able to establish the strategic depth in the diplomatic arena that will enable, if necessary, its plans in the event of war with Hizballah to be carried out.
Reprinted with author’s permission from Jonathan Spyer
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Trump Ends Program to Train Syrian RebelsRebels
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Thursday, July 20, 2017 
 A Syrian rebel fighter. (Photo: DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A CIA program to train and equip Syrian rebels is being phased out by the Trump administration, according to U.S. officials who spoke to the media anonymously.
The program has been ongoing since 2013. It has been heavily criticized for wasting government money and for helping Islamist rebels inadvertently.
In 2015 a U.S.-trained rebel brigade handed over six pickup trucks and ammunition — which was one quarter of their issued kit — to Jabhat al-Nusra, which was then Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria.
In 2016, it was revealed that the Pentagon had spent $500 million of taxpayers’ money in order to train 5,000 rebel fighters, but that the program was shut down after reportedly only producing five fighters.
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Arrest Warrant for Imam Who Called for Killing Jews
Home > Uncategorized > Arrest Warrant for Imam Who Called for Killing Jews
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Thursday, July 20, 2017 
 Muhammad bin Musa al-Nasr
Muhammad bin Musa al-Nasr (Photo: video screenshot)
Canada issued an arrest warrant for a visiting Palestinian imam for a sermon in which he called for killing Jews (see video below).
Moh’d Mousa Hussein Nasr, who is also known as Imam Sheikh Muhammad ibn Musa Al Nasr, described Jews as “the most evil of mankind” and “demons.” He then quoted a hadith, a saying of the Muslim prophet Mohammed, which calls for killing the Jews.
“At the end of time, when the Muslims will triumph over the most evil of mankind [and] the human demons, the stone and tree will say, O Muslim, O servant of Allah, O Muslim, O servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him,” he preached.
The Times of Israel reported that the Montreal mosque that hosted Nasr, who is a member of the Salfist movement in Jordan as well as a lecturer at Al-Ahliyya University in Amman, allowed him to deliver more than a dozen other speeches.
The speech was made last December at the Dar al-Arkam mosque.
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ordan Makes Improvements to Child Marriage Law
Home > Human Rights > Human Rights Violators > Child Abuse > Jordan Makes Improvements to Child Marriage Law
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Thursday, July 20, 2017 
 A marriage of an 18-year old boy to a 15-year-old girl in Iraq
A marriage of an 18-year old boy to a 15-year-old girl in Iraq (Illustrative photo: Salah Malkawi/Getty Images)
 

Jordan recently cancelled a 2011 law regarding child marriage and replaced it with a new law containing a plethora of guidelines that human rights activist are hopeful will discourage the practice.

Where the old law only required a judge to approve that the conditions were “suitable” to marriage under the age of 18, the new law specifies those conditions. They include:

No marriage under 15 years old
The couple must show a need or good reason for the marriage
The court must declare the groom suitable for the bride
The bride must freely agree to the marriage
Courts must ascertain the marriage will not create any damage
The age difference between the couple may not exceed 15 years
The groom cannot have other wives
The bride must be able to continue her schooling
The groom must prove he has the ability to support the bride and pay her mahir, “bride price”
The groom is able to provide adequate housing for the couple
The couple must present a medical certificate that they are both healthy
The bride’s legal guardian must approve of the marriage.
The bride has the right to demand that the marriage agreement includes any conditions that she sees fit that will benefit her
The bride and groom must go to a special course about marriage and present the court with a certificate that they have completed the course
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Is ISIS a Threat to China?
Home > World > China > Is ISIS a Threat to China?
BY RAN MEIR Wednesday, July 19, 2017 
Ahmatjan Osman
China has a large Muslim minority, the Uighurs who number 10-20 million. The area they live in they call East Turkistan or Xinjiang, a region three times the size of France.
East Turkistan lies in northwestern China and borders Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Mongolia, Pakistan, India and Tibet.
In 1933, in a rebellion against the central Chinese government, East Turkistan declared independence. Eleven years later, equipped with an army of 40,000 soldiers and supported by Russia, they began fighting for their lands against China – even reaching 10 miles from what they called their capital Urumqi. Stalin told them to stop because of the bigger diplomatic picture and forced the Uighurs to negotiate with the Chinese.
Five Uighur leaders traveled across China to Peking and subsequently to Kazakhstan. Chinese media reported the five died in a plane crash. Subsequently, the East Turkistan culture minister signed an agreement to create an autonomous region within China for the Uighurs. This was seen by Muslims living in China as treachery.
Since 1955, the area has enjoyed autonomous status but many argue it has never had any form of independence from Beijing. They say the army, police, language and so on are all Chinese. They also point to effort by the Chinese to change the demographics of the area by moving in Chinese “settlers.”
Ahmatjan Osman, who resides in Toronto, Canada, is the president of the “East Turkistan Government in Exile” and seeks independence for East Turkistan .
The other main Muslim organizations in East Turkistan are the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), which fights for human rights of Muslims in the area, and the East Turkistan Education and Solidarity Association (ETESA), which is designated a terrorist organization by China (because China claims they want to create a caliphate).
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EXCLUSIVE: Christian Women Up Against ISIS
Home > World > Iraq > EXCLUSIVE: Christian Women Up Against ISIS
BY ZACH HUFF Sunday, July 16, 2017 
 Bethnahrin Women’s Protection Forces
Bethnahrin Women’s Protection Forces (Photo: Facebook)
Stories about Christians in the Middle East are often about the latest barbaric persecution by radical Islamists — in an almost desensitizing, routine narrative. 
Meet one group of Christian women in Syria fighting back. The Bethnahrin Women’s Protection Forces (HSNB) are part of over 2,000 Christian fighters taking on Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). 
As partners of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, they have been among America’s most reliable partners on the  round since their formation in mid-2015.  
Similar to the better-known Kurdish forces, they are against both Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and the so-called moderate Syrian opposition. 
Nisha Gewriye, commander of the women’s units, has graciously agreed to present an exclusive inside look at the women’s fighting force for Clarion Project’s readership:
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 U.S. Group Connected to Terrorists in Kashmir
Home > World > Kashmir > U.S. Group Connected to Terrorists in Kashmir
BY RYAN MAURO Monday, July 17, 2017 
 The State Department blacklisted Mohammad Yusuf Shah (known as Syed Salahuddin), (2nd from right), the leader of the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist group
The State Department recently blacklisted Mohammad Yusuf Shah (known as Syed Salahuddin), (2nd from right),  leader of the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist group (Photo: SAJJAD QAYYUM/AFP/Getty Images)
The U.S. sanctioned the leader of an Islamist terrorist group in Kashmir named Hizbul Mujahideen late last month. The move targets an ideological ally of the U.S.-based Muslims of America organization (MOA), a cultish group known for its “Islamic villages” like Islamberg that is expressing support for the Kashmir terrorist group.
On June 26, the State Department blacklisted Mohammad Yusuf Shah (commonly known as Syed Salahuddin), the leader of the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist group that fights in Kashmir against India and operates in Pakistan with backing from the Pakistani government.
Pakistan condemned the U.S. action.
Hizbul Mujahideen is the largest militant force in Kashmir. It condemns nationalism and democracy. It fights to create a theocratic Islamic state and caliphate. It is also closely linked to other Pakistani terrorist groups, including Al-Qaeda affiliates.
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Two US Volunteers Killed Fighting ISIS in Raqqa
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Thursday, July 13, 2017
Robert Grodt (L) and Nicholas Warden (Photos: Video screenshots)
Two Americans were killed fighting for a Kurdish militia in the battle take back Raqqa from Islamic State (ISIS).
Quoting officials from the YPG (People’s Protection Units), Associated Press reported Army veteran Nicolas Alan Warden, 29, of Buffalo, New York and Robert Grodt, 28, from New York, were killed in the terror group’s de facto capital in Syria. Both were volunteers.
In a video released by the YPG, Warden said he was motivated to fight ISIS alongside the Kurds after the ISIS terrorist attacks in San Bernadino, Orlando and Nice.
Grodt also explained his reasons for joining the YPG in a video released just two weeks ago. He leaves behind a child as well as his partner, Kaylee Dedrick.
U.S. special forces are also fighting with the YPG, which is part of the Syrian Democratic Forces. The forces have taken one-third of Raqqa so far.
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Syrian in Canada: ‘It’s Not Acceptable to Beat My Wife??’
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Sunday, July 16, 2017 
A Syrian refugee in Canada put his wife in the hospital after beating her for a half hour with a hockey stick.
Smiling, Mohamad Rafia entered the court for the sentencing and addressed the judge, saying through an interpreter that he didn’t know it was a crime in Canada to beat one’s wife .
“He was not aware of the law and he was coming from a background where the laws are completely different,” said the interpreter. Furthermore, speaking for Rafia, the interpreter said, “Officials didn’t inform him of the differences in the law in Canada and that more should have been done to educate him. Why didn’t they explain the law?”
Canadian media were shocked by his words, as well as the statements of his wife, who defended her husband, saying that such an attack is culturally acceptable in the country from which they came.
Rafia was pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats. He was sentenced to eight days in jail and one year of probation.
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Does Facebook Support Terror?
Home > Human Rights > Human Rights Violators > Lack of Basic Freedoms > Does Facebook Support Terror?
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Tuesday, July 18, 2017 
 (Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
In a move that has become unfortunately typical of Facebook, the social media giant has shut the page of the Counter Jihad Coalition, a group that educates the public on political Islam and exposes the human rights abuses inherent in sharia law.
When the notification came that the group had violated the company’s “Community Standards,” they were told that the page would be taken down for just 24 hours. One week later, the page remains closed.
Facebook also recently restricted and then shut down the public pages of Ex-Muslim of North America and Atheist Republic, groups that both provide support to those who leave Islam and often face persecution because of it.
While Islamists most likely mobilized to get the pages shut down by getting their followers to “flag” pages for violation, it is ultimately up to Facebook to check the claims and make the decision.
Meaning, the buck stops with Facebook.
These moves have not been made in a vacuum. Just recently, a high-level executive at Facebook met with the interior minister of Pakistan over the Islamist country’s demands to get “blasphemous” content off the platform.
Pakistan was pleased with the results of the meeting.
Tests have been conducted, for example, to see if Facebook is wielding its enormous power in the cyber world to simply flag what they deem hate speech or a promote a political agenda.
Unfortunately, based on results of experiments, for example, where identical content that demonized Palestinians versus Israelis, we saw that (after it was flagged) Facebook only shut down the anti-Muslim pages but allowed site promoting vile slander against Israel to remain posted.
And despite the fact that the Facebook claims to block content that violates their “community standards,” a case was filed by 20,000 Israelis charging that Facebook allows Palestinian terrorists to incite violent attacks against Israelis and Jews.
Facebook can rightly claim that, as a private company, they are not subject to America’s laws which guarantee freedom of speech – laws which, not incidentally, also protect the right to engage in hate speech (with the exception of incitement to immediate violence).
Ideally, those with a political outlook who are being shut down by Facebook should form an alternative social media platform.
However, Facebook should not be fooled into thinking that they are “doing good in the world” by siding with Islamists who use the politically constructed cry of Islamophobia to further their goal of a worldwide implementation of sharia law.
Moreover, as it has been unequivocally demonstrated, Islamist ideology is almost always a precursor to its violent manifestation.
By shutting down the voices that challenge both the violent and non-violent displays of political Islam, Facebook is de facto supporting terrorism – which certainly goes against its “community standards.”
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Iran Jails US Citizen for 10 Years
Home > World > Iran > Iran Jails US Citizen for 10 Years
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Monday, July 17, 2017 
 Anti-American graffiti in Tehran, tha capital of Iran. (Photo: ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-American graffiti in Tehran, tha capital of Iran. (Photo: ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
Iran has sentenced an American researcher to 10 years of imprisonment on charges of spying, according to the BBC.
Xiyue Wang is a 37-year old graduate student in history at Princeton University. He was in Iran conducting research into the 19th and early 20th century Iranian Qajar Dynasty. He was arrested while trying to leave the country last August.
“This person, who was gathering information and was directly guided by America, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but the sentence can be appealed,” Deputy Judiciary Chief Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejeie announced on state TV on Sunday.
Wang stands accused of gathering “highly confidential articles” about Iran for U.S. and Western
Xiyue Wang
Xiyue Wang (Photo: Princeton profile page)
institutions including the U.S. State Department, Princeton University, Harvard Kennedy School and the British Institute of Persian Studies.
“Before his arrest he was able to digitally archive 4,500 pages of the country’s documents while under covert surveillance,” MizanOnline, the Iranian judiciary’s official news agency said.
Iran has a history of imprisoning American citizens on seemingly spurious charges of spying. However, in the past they have mostly arrested American-Iranian dual nationals, as well as dual-nationals of other Western countries such as the UK.
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Pro-Rape Books Found in UK Islamic School
Home > Human Rights > Human Rights Violators > Child Abuse > Pro-Rape Books Found in UK Islamic School
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Tuesday, July 18, 2017 
 The Al-Hijrah school. (Photo: Screenshot from video)
The Al-Hijrah school. (Photo: Screenshot from video)
The British government has ordered the takeover of a state-funded Islamic school in Birmingham. The Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham failed multiple inspections by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted), as originally reported by The Times.
The school reportedly had books in the school library condoning marital rape and wife beating.
A nine-year-old pupil, Mohammed Imaeel Ashraf, died in March after he had an allergic reaction to fish and chips and collapsed.
A June report following the incident said the school was “inadequate” and not “sufficiently” safe. Staff was not adequately prepared to deal with medical emergencies.
The Department of Education has appointed an interim board to manage the school and it will be turned into an academy, a different legal classification of school in the UK.
The school is also facing another legal challenge. Although Al-Hijrah is a mixed gender school, it segregates its pupils, aged 5-16, by gender. Ofsted took the school to court over it, claiming this policy breaches the equality act.
“I am deeply concerned about the idea that total segregation of children within a mixed school is acceptable,” Chief Ofsted Inspector Amanda Spielman said. “We have single-sex schools, and I am not challenging that but the idea that you have . . . a mixed school and yet you do not have social development, stimulation, all the things that come from mixing the sexes, makes me uncomfortable.
“What pupils were missing out on in Al-Hijrah was the chance to interact with the opposite sex, to prepare them for adult life.”
Al-Hijrah managed to delay publication of the report for a year, but an appeals court last week ruled it must be published, according to Heat Street.
England has previously been rocked by the so-called ‘Trojan Horse’ scandal, in which a cadre of Islamist activists were found to have worked to take over a network of state-funded schools and use them to teach a hardline interpretation of Islam. In 2014, although not implicated in the Trojan Horse scandal, the entire governing body of Al-Hijrah school was sacked after it was found to be inadequate.
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Saudis Enraged Over Girl in Short Skirt
Home > World > Saudi Arabia > Saudis Enraged Over Girl in Short Skirt
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Tuesday, July 18, 2017 
 Illustrative picture. (Photo: Clarion Project)
Illustrative picture. (Photo: Clarion Project)
A video of a model walking without a burqa on in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has gone viral and caused a tremendous controversy in the gulf kingdom.
In the video (see below), a model identified as Khuloodn walks through the historic fort of Ushayqir wearing a skirt ending just above the knees and a short sleeved shirt. Such attire is strictly prohibited in Saudi Arabia, where women are forced to cover themselves head to toe in burqas and face veil, or face the police.
The video was shared originally through Snapchat and then disseminated on Twitter.
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Acid Attacks 101
BY ALICIA CHEREM Thursday, June 29, 2017 
 Iranian acid attack victim Ameneh Bahrami
Iranian acid attack victim Ameneh Bahrami (Photo: Reuters)
In honor-based cultures such as Iran, Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, acid attacks are often committed as punishment for women violating Islam’s strict dress code or refusing a man’s advances or marriage proposal.
However, a recent acid attack in London – where an aspiring model and her cousin were severely injured — unfortunately demonstrates how this culture is being imported to the West. 
According to Acid Survivors Trust International, there are 1,500 recorded attacks each year; 80 percent of the attacks are on women.
In 2014, thousands of Iranians protested after nine women were attacked with acid in the span of three weeks for violating the dress code.
Under Iranian law, victims are allowed to seek retribution for their attacks under a law called qisa, where punishments match the crime that was committed. Victims or their surviving family members have the ability to grant clemency to the perpetrator, if they so choose.
Iranian woman Ameneh Bahrami – once a beautiful woman — became an international focus in 2011 when she was blinded and left horribly disfigured after a man poured a bucket of acid over her for rejecting his marriage proposal.
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Newly-Immigrated Muslim Women Honor Killed in Sweden
Home > Human Rights > Human Rights Violators > Honor Violence > Newly-Immigrated Muslim Women Honor Killed in Sweden
BY RAN MEIR Tuesday, May 2, 2017 
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A growing phenomenon of honor killings in Sweden is being reported among newly-arrived Muslim women.  The Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet published one such report, detailing the murder of a young mother named Bina who immigrated to Sweden from Iran.
Seven months after Bina (not her real name) arrived in Mariannelund, she was killed by her husband after she decided to separate from him and remove her hijab.
Bina was one of six women killed in 2016 shortly after arriving in Sweden.
Gan Heimer, a professor at The National Center for Knowledge on Men’s Violence Against Women based at Uppsala University, said that this is a new situation in Sweden that needs to be monitored.
Bina was just 21 years old when she was murdered. She came to Sweden with two of her older sisters and their families in November 2015. They were all placed in different refugee centers. Bina, her husband – who was also her cousin –and baby daughter were settled by the Swedish authorities in Mariannelund. By the following summer, she was dead.
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Honor Killings or ‘Suicides’? Turkey’s Distressing Treatment of Women
Home > Human Rights > Human Rights Violators > Honor Violence > Honor Killings or ‘Suicides’? Turkey’s Distressing Treatment of Women
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Wednesday, January 4, 2017 
While trying to gain entry to the European Union, Turkey changed the leniencies in its honor killing laws. Now, many girls ‘commit suicide.’ (Part II)
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Father Pardons Self for Honor Killing Daughter; Set Free
Home > Human Rights > Human Rights Violators > Honor Violence > Father Pardons Self for Honor Killing Daughter; Set Free
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Wednesday, October 26, 2016 
A father who murdered his daughter in an honor killing in Pakistan has pardoned himself and his accomplices and been acquitted by a court due to a legal loophole.
Faqeer Muhammad, his son and a nephew murdered his daughter, Kiran Bibi, and her alleged loved, Ghulam Abbas “to save the family’s honor” in 2014.
Abbas’ mother, Azmat Bibi, pressed charges against the three murders, but later she requested that the charges be registered as a “compoundable” offense. A compoundable offense is a legal status that allows the complainant to enter into a compromise and agree to have the charges dropped against the accused.
The court agreed that the charges would be registered as a compoundable after Azmat and her son pardoned the accused, saying they did not object to an acquittal, and waived their rights to qisas (retribution) and diyat (blood money).
It is unknown whether or not Azmat and her son were coerced into making such a request to the court.
As the legal heirs to their daughter, Faqeer and his wife also stated to the court that they “forgave the accused.”
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Swedish Boy ‘Honor’-Killed; German Trangenders Stoned
Home > Human Rights > Human Rights Violators > Honor Violence > Swedish Boy ‘Honor’-Killed; German Trangenders Stoned
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Monday, January 18, 2016 
The importation of the culture of honor violence has arrived in Europe with migrants from Islamist countries. Two profoundly disturbing stories in particular are worth noting.
In Sweden, a 15-year old boy was stabbed to death by a 14-year old migrant from Syria on his first day back at school this term. The boy, whose family themselves were immigrants from Lithuania, was reported to have been protecting a young girl from a sexual assault from the Syrian boy in December. It was allegedly not the first time.
In retaliation, the Syrian boy plunged a knife in his back and heart on the first day back at school in January.
The victim’s father angrily related that in Sweden the press was in collusion with the government, saying that, with regards to the migrant problem, “Everything is being kept hidden.”
While the grieving father was not interviewed by the press, Swedish news Aftonbladet interviewed the father of the migrant boy, who claimed that his son was being bullied by the murdered boy. In what was described as a sympathetic interview, the father insisted, “The school did nothing to help him and establish his honor. Instead, my son had to meet this 15-year old every day. It made him very upset.”
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Omar Kadr Payout Circumvents Victims Lawsuit
Home > World > Canada > Omar Kadr Payout Circumvents Victims Lawsuit
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Sunday, July 9, 2017 
 Omar Khadr
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The Canadian government finalized a deal and paid the former teenage terrorist Omar Kadr $10.5 million in a way that his victims will not be able to sue him for the money.

Kadr was radicalized by his father and taken to Afghanistan when he was 15 years old. He admitted to throwing a grenade that killed an American soldier and partially blinded another.

Kadr, a Canadian citizen, was captured, taken to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and incarcerated in the U.S. military facility for 10 years. The Canadian government made the payout to compensate Kadr for abuses he suffered as a teenager under detention.

The payout was quietly given to Kadr, who cashed it immediately, circumventing efforts by the injured soldier and the widow of the U.S. soldier killed to file an injunction against the payout.

“The injunction is moot. It is absolutely moot,” University of Ottawa law professor Amir Attaran told The Globe and Mail. “Plus, if they are smart, that money is not sitting in Omar Khadr’s name, it is sitting in a trust fund or it is sitting in a corporation or some other structure, and good luck in enforcing against that.”

Writing in the Middle East Forum about the subject, human rights activist Tarek Fatah remarks how Canada’s “values have turned upside down in a bizarro world, one of our own making.”

Fatah explains:
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Burnt Alive! ISIS Punishment for Fleeing Families
Home > World > Syria > Burnt Alive! ISIS Punishment for Fleeing Families
BY RAN MEIR Sunday, July 9, 2017 
 ISIS burns live prisoners.
ISIS burns live prisoners. (Video archive screenshot)
ISIS fighters burned to death three families in Raqqa, Syria. The reason: The families refused to return to Islamic-State-held territory, according to eyewitnesses who managed to flee the scene.

“In Raqqa you become an ISIS fighter, or agent, or you fight against Syrian rebel forces. If not, you are killed or burnt,” local resident Ahmad al-Jasr told RT Arabic. “The armed men asked residents to get out of this neighborhood and go to an area under full ISIS control. We hid in an apartment in this area and didn’t come out.”

The three families who refused to cooperate were herded into a building where they were burnt alive.

Syrian rebels managed to free 15 families.

On July 4, Clarion reported on ISIS burning 12 people including a family of four in Iraq.
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Terror Convictions in Ohio and Virginia
Home > Terrorism > Terror Convictions in Ohio and Virginia
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Sunday, July 9, 2017 
 Aaron Travis Davis (L) and Shivan Patel
Aaron Travis Davis (L) and Shivan Patel
A 20-year-old man from Ohio pleaded guilty to trying to provide material support to Islamic State (ISIS).

Aaron Travis Daniels tried to communicate through email with terrorist recruiters to get help to travel to Syria to join ISIS. After he sent $250 to a person in Libya who he believed was an intermediary to ISIS, the FBI moved in with an informant posing as an ISIS recruiter.

In conversations with the informant, Daniels asked for advice on how to join the terror group and how to reach Islamic State-controlled territory.

He eventually purchased a plane ticket and was arrested before boarding a flight last November. He had planned to travel to the Caribbean, carry on to Tunisia, and from there, make his way to Syria.

Daniels faced up to 20 years in prison.

Meanwhile, an Indian-American man from Virginia who converted to Islam was convicted of making materially-false statements on an application to join the military.

Shivam Patel, 27, of Williamsburg became “obsessed with Islam,” according to his parents. Patel traveled to Jordan where he was arrested. With his parent’s permission, the FBI searched his room and computer where they found evidence that he had researched how to beat a polygraph test, downloaded  copies of an ISIS online magazine and searched for how to join the group.

In an affidavit, FBI Special Agent Thomas Pembroke wrote, “He wanted to do something ‘glorious’.”  Patel had expressed support for Maj. Nidal Hasan, who shot 13 soldiers to death in 2009 in a jihadi killing spree at the Fort Hood army base in Texas.

Patel also expressed support for the terror attacks in Paris, Nice and Orlando, as well as admiration for Anwar al-Awlaki, the American leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. He made an Islamic State flag and told a confidential source that he wanted to replace his neighbor’s American flag with the ISIS one.

Patel was sentenced to five years in prison.
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VIDEO: Young ISIS Child Carries Out Gruesome Execution
Home > World > Afghanistan > VIDEO: Young ISIS Child Carries Out Gruesome Execution
BY CLARION PROJECT Tuesday, July 11, 2017 
In yet another abhorrent act of violence, a radicalized child who looks around eight years old carries out an execution captured on video by the twisted minds of ISIS.

While ISIS activities in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Iraq, have significantly diminished, Islamic State is now targeting central, eastern and southeastern Asia.

This clip was filmed in Afghanistan where ISIS takes advantage of the dismal security and economic situation, in a separate struggle to that of the Taliban.

In this highly-graphic video, the child claims he will avenge the killing of all ISIS leaders and children.
Clarion occasionally publishes ISIS videos because we feel it is vital people in the U.S. and abroad understand the level of depravity with which we are dealing.
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SWAT Team Arrests Active Duty Soldier in Hawaii
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Tuesday, July 11, 2017 
After a year of watching Ikaika Erik Kang, an FBI SWAT team arrested the active duty soldier in Hawaii over the weekend.

Kang, 34, a convert to Islam, was charged with seeking to provide classified military documents and support to Islamic State (ISIS).
Kang had been under surveillance by a number of law-enforcement agencies since he began making threatening remarks and voicing his support for ISIS beginning in 2011. He was arrested Saturday after swearing his loyalty to ISIS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and saying that he wanted to kill “a bunch of people.”
In videotaped sessions, he used his top-level combat training to instruct a person he believed was a member of the terror group.
A search of his computer yielded 18 military documents labeled “SECRET.” Sixteen of
Ikaika Erik Kang at his high school graduation in 2001
those documents are currently classified.  In addition, authorities found close to 500 documents related to ISIS or violence, including the al-Qaeda English-language magazine Inspire .

Kang also made statements to an undercover operative about traveling to Turkey and the possibility of joining and fighting for ISIS. To the same operative, he said the Pulse nightclub shooter “did what he had to do” and “America is the only terrorist organization in the world.”
He expressed support for the mass killing of Jews, saying, “Hilter was right.”
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Who Will Replace ISIS’ Caliph When He Goes to Hell?
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BY RYAN MAURO Wednesday, July 12, 2017 
 Indian Shiite Muslims burn an effigy of ISIS Caliph Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi after an ISIS attack
Indian Shiite Muslims burn an effigy of ISIS Caliph Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi after an ISIS attack (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/GettyImages)
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a source that Western media outlets regularly rely upon, claims it has “confirmed” the death of ISIS Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Whether the report ends up being true or not, it begs the question of what names are being suggested as his likeliest replacement.

The organization indicates it has at least three sources inside ISIS confirming Baghdadi’s death, including a “first-line commander” and at least two second-ranking commanders in the Deir Ezzor area of Syria. The sources said that Baghdadi was hiding in Deir Ezzor as recently as three months ago.

An Iraqi news outlet then reported that ISIS confirmed the death at some kind of event in Tal Afar and ended the ban on discussing it, which was supposedly punishable by 50 lashes.

The Iraqi outlet’s source, however, was a “local source in Nineveh” and no further information was provided. It was then reported that ISIS was plagued by in-fighting in Tal Afar following the confirmation of his death.

It is not explained why ISIS wouldn’t formally announce the death in its outlets and no public communications from ISIS members confirming Baghdadi’s death have been reported on anywhere. Another Syrian outlet known for having sources in Raqqa said its sources denied that Baghdadi died.

It is very unlikely that Baghdadi will escape justice for years and years as Osama Bin Laden did. He is not protected by any intelligence services, does not have a country to safely flee to as Bin Laden had with Pakistan, and ISIS is significantly more unpopular in the Muslim world than Bin Laden.
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Why You Should Care If Iran Attacks the Kurds
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BY RACHEL AVRAHAM Wednesday, July 12, 2017 
 Iranian Kurds in Arbil, Iraq protest Iran's execution of Iranian Kurdish rebels
Iranian Kurds in Arbil, Iraq protest Iran’s execution of Iranian Kurdish rebels (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
What’s behind Iran’s attack on Kurdish positions in northern Iraq earlier this month and how does it affect the U.S.?

In early July, Iranian artillery pounded Kurdish military forces in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Haji Omaran region,  causing hundreds of civilians to flee their homes, according to local officials.

“The Republic of Iran’s justification for the attack is the presence of Iranian Kurdish rebels in the border region with Iraq,” said Farzang Ahmad, the administrator of the region, speaking to Voice of America.

Iran has a history of bombing Kurdish areas in Iraq to send a message to the Kurdish Iranian militia groups, who represent many of Iran’s close to 10-million Kurds who live in the border region with Iraq and seek independence.

While Iranian journalist Mohsen Behzad Karimi said that the bombings were in response to a recent clash between the Kurdish Komala forces and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards that resulted in a number of deaths, in the end, “the Iranian regime [simply] found a new excuse to heavily bombard the Kurdish villages near the border,” he commented.

In addition, under the guise of fighting Islamic State (ISIS), Iran can use the opportunity to send a “harsh diplomatic message [to the Kurds],” said Karimi, “which is that they won’t accept Iraqi Kurdish independence.”

Karimi predicted attacks by Iran would accelerate and intensify as the vote for independence in Iraqi Kurdistan scheduled for September nears.
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Massive ‘Free Iran’ Rally Calls for Regime Change
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BY SHAHRIAR KIA Tuesday, July 11, 2017 
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Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, greets ex-pats (Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
As the number one state sponsor of terrorism and the source of a fundamentalist ideology, the Iranian regime is the principal contributor to the crises that are riddling the Middle East. And the past eight years have proven that appeasing the mullahs ruling Iran will only render a bad situation worse.

It is now more evident than ever that only a free and democratic Iran can help restore peace and stability in the region, not one that is ruled by the current religious fascist regime.

However, contrary to what the proponents of the appeasement policy toward Iran have tried to portray, regime change in Iran does not require another bloody conflict in the region. It is now more possible than ever, and the people of Iran, along with their organized resistance movement (NCRI/MEK), have all they need to bring democracy and freedom to their country.

This was the message delivered by the July 1 Free Iran gathering in Paris, an event attended by tens of thousands of Iranians expats and hundreds of politicians, activists, parliamentarians and religious figures from across the globe.

The international community should take that message seriously if it wants to avoid another war.

“Would giving concessions ever change the behavior of this regime? The answer is no,” said Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), during her keynote at the event. “This is something that has been already tested repeatedly for the past three decades by the US and Europe. And is it possible to contain this regime? No. the policy has been called containment, but in effect, it does nothing but obstructing the adoption of a firm policy against the regime.”
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Video Testimony of an ISIS Fighter
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BY CLARION PROJECT Monday, July 10, 2017 
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Now you’ve seen the video, take a look at what ISIS is doing after it “loses Mosul.“
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Massive Turnout for Anti-Erdogan ‘March for Justice’ 
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Monday, July 10, 2017 
Turkey’s opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu rallies for adelet (justice) at a massive protest against President Erdogan’s power grabs. (Photo: GURCAN OZTURK/AFP/Getty Images)
A “March for Justice” in Turkey swelled to a million participants in the final miles of a 25-day trek embarked upon by Turkey’s opposition leader.
The march from Ankara to Istanbul was billed as a non-partisan, peaceful protest against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s seizing of sweeping powers since last summer’s failed coup, particularly in the judicial system.
Massive arrests followed the coup attempt, which organizers decry as unjust. Tens of thousands of citizens – including journalists, judges, soldiers, professors and civil servants who were rounded up and arrested — remain languishing in Turkish prisons, ostensibly awaiting trial.
The leader of Turkey’s opposition, Republican People’s Party head Kemal Kilicdaroglu, led the 280-mile march and presented a 10-point list of demands which included the release of journalists, parliamentarians and army privates and the restoration of civil servants to their jobs.
In addition, Kilicdaroglu demanded the constitutional changes that have taken place since last April’s referendum giving Erdogan overreaching powers be cancelled and an independent judiciary be restored in Turkey.
“Nobody should think this march has ended; this march is a beginning,” Kilicdaroglu said to the crowd. “This is a rebirth for us, for our country and our children. We will revolt against injustice … Justice is a right, we want our right back. We millions here demand a new social contract.”
The march, billed with the single word adalet, justice, was the first massive rally against Erdogan since last July’s coup attempt. The government allowed the protest to take place and did not invoke the country’s current state of emergency status as a pretext to prohibit it.
Thousands of police officers escorted the marchers but kept their distance.

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Jihadi Jackpot!
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BY RAHEEL RAZA Thursday, July 6, 2017
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A few days ago we celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday, and I wrote a glowing piece about my love for this country that I call home.
This is why when I see something going terribly wrong, it hits me right in the heart.
Since my family and I came to Canada, and since the start of the global jihad, the one thing my husband and I have been paranoid about is our kids getting radicalized. We tried to keep them as far away as possible from the radical ideology we gladly escaped from in Pakistan.
There were times when our children were told that they need not interact with those who are not of their faith or show loyalty to this land, and we quickly quashed these ideas before they took root.
We pointedly told them that their Canadian citizenship is a privilege and not a right, and that it comes with a great sense of responsibility both to the land and the people. Our paranoia was such that even if they had experimented with alcohol or drugs (while not the ideal), we knew that it was better than experimenting with radicalization, because we know that the virus of jihadism is deadly.
Our fears were not baseless. A few years ago, a friend’s son (about the same age as our sons) was radicalized by a local mosque in Canada. The young teen was told that his parents were “sinners” because the mother did not wear a hijab and the father sometimes took a drink.
Their son was manipulated and manoeuvred into moving in with the mosque folk, marrying one of their girls and leaving home, never to be seen again by his parents. I was shocked to see this happening in Canada, where I have also heard of other cases where young teens were incited towards violence and sometimes taken overseas for radical training.
As a parent, I would never allow my children to even listen to jihadi propaganda, let alone participate in it. This is what I believe normal parents do.
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Poll: 60% of American Voters Back New Travel Pause
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Thursday, July 6, 2017 
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Sixty percent of American voters back President Donald Trump’s revised travel restrictions from the six designated countries, suggested a new poll released by POLITICO/Morning Consult (a non-partisan media company).
Voters were asked if they support or oppose the State Department’s “new guidelines which say visa applicants from six predominately Muslim countries must prove a close family relationship with a U.S. resident in order to enter the country.”
Sixty percent responded that they support the guidelines while 28 percent opposed. Last month, a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center indicated that 57 percent opposed the temporary travel ban. The poll was conducted before the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to allow part of the “travel pause” to be enacted.
The current poll indicates:
84 percent of Republican voters support the revised ban versus nine percent who oppose it
56 percent of independent voters support the revised ban versus 30 percent who oppose it
41 percent of Democrats support the revised ban versus 46 who oppose it
The survey was conducted June 29-30 and polled 1,989 registered voters.
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Mauro on the Terror Threat to the US at Home and Abroad
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BY RYAN MAURO Thursday, July 6, 2017 
To learn more about the threat from home, read more from Clarion Project’s Shillman Fellow and National Security Analyst Ryan Mauro.
Ryan Mauro is ClarionProject.org's Shillman Fellow and national security analyst and an adjunct professor of counter-terrorism. He is frequently interviewed on top-tier television and radio.
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Muslim Women: ‘Get the Brotherhood Out of Our Mosques!’
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Thursday, July 6, 2017 
 American Muslim women (Illustrative photo: Reuters)
American Muslim women (Illustrative photo: Reuters)
The Muslim Brotherhood as well as other Islamists are controlling mosques around the world, charged members of the women’s organization Taa Marbot.
Te organization comprises Egyptian women from all around the world and was recently in Cairo to meet with the religious committee of the Egyptian parliament.
The women made a strident plea to parliamentarians to send English-speaking educators from Al Azhar University abroad to counter the propaganda being dispersed about Islam by the Brotherhood.
Yasria Salam, an Egyptian-American who lives in New Jersey and one of the participants in the meeting, told committee members:
“The mosques in America are being controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, and there are people who have stopped praying in the mosques because of them. They are collecting donations, and we don’t know where they go. They present a negative picture of Egypt, and that’s why we are asking Al Azhar to act and send sheikhs from Al Azhar who speak English well  to America.”
Salam added, “I won’t accept anyone from Hamas or the Muslim Brotherhood speaking in the name of Islam, and I won’t accept any of them speaking in my name.”
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IDF Operation Discovers Palestinian Weapons-Manufacturing Equipment
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1. The IDF, the Shin Bet, the Border Police and the Israel Police carried out a joint operation overnight Wednesday during which they discovered weapons-manufacturing equipment in the Palestinian village of Al-Ram northeast of Jerusalem.

Following the discovery, the security forces sealed off two of the illegal workshops while two lathes were confiscated along with numerous other weapons. Another lathe was located in a village in situated in the Etzion Regional Division.

2. A ringing endorsement as Hamas praises a resolution by the United Nations’ cultural body condemning Israeli activity in eastern Jerusalem and the Old City, and urging the UN to prevent the “Judaization” of those areas.

3. More than 60 artists, including four Pulitzer Prize winners and other prominent writers, actors, directors and playwrights, have signed an open letter calling on New York’s Lincoln Center to cancel performances of a play co-produced by two Israeli theater companies and backed by the Israeli government.

Israel and the Palestinians
• Despite no evidence to back it up and an outright Israeli denial, the Palestinians have accused Israel of making payments to individuals convicted of launching attacks against their people. Issa Qaraqe, head of the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, told the London-based Saudi-owned newspaper Asharq al-Awsat that the Israeli government was supplying a monthly salary to several individuals convicted of the murders of Palestinians. Perhaps the question should be why is Newsweek even bothering to report cynical Palestinian propaganda designed to deflect attention from their own very real payments to terrorists.

• Indian PM Narendra Modi, on a three-day official visit to Israel, met Moshe Holtzberg, the 11-year old son of Chabad emissaries murdered in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Then 2-years old, Moshe was rescued from the scene by his Indian nanny and both now live in Israel. The heartfelt meeting is well worth watching.

• The 20th Maccabiah Games, known as the “Jewish Olympics,” will open tonight with a record 10,000 athletes. It is the third largest sporting event in the world, according to organizers.

• Newly elected Hamas politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh on Wednesday suggested that Hamas is close to reaching a prisoner swap deal with Israel, in his first major speech since assuming the position.

• A new survey of the Palestinian public shows a significant decrease in support for an armed intifada. Three months ago, support stood at 51%, while today, only 39% support violence. Interestingly, more than half of the respondents said they support nonviolent resistance.

Around the World
• Canada’s Halifax Pride festival will be without the support of several organizations this year as the festivities are being boycotted. Why? Because an attempt to remove a pro-Israel campaign from the festival was defeated. This is just the latest example of Jewish or pro-Israel LGBT organizations being treated like pariahs.

• The UK government has acknowledged in recent days that it is withholding a study on the Saudi role in fostering extremism in Britain, and opponents have accused PM Theresa May of pandering to the Saudi royals to protect British trade deals.

Commentary/Analysis
• Why do women become terrorists? Candida Moss in the Daily Beast says:

Another reason we find female radicals especially shocking is due to the association of women with notions of pacifism and maternal love. Often women are thought of or function as enablers of jihad via their children. A Hadith notes that Paradise is laid at the feet of one’s mother, and women play a prominent role in encouraging violence. But women are not only the potential mothers of terrorists. Brown points to the words of Reem Rayishi, a Hamas activist who blew up herself and four Israelis in 2004: “I have two children and love them very much. But my love to see God was stronger than my love for my children, and I’m sure that God will take care of them if I become a martyr.”
• As the South Australian parliament passes a motion that calls on the federal government to recognize “the state of Palestine … and announce the conditions and timelines to achieve such recognition,” Israeli Ambassador to Australia Shmuel Ben Shmuel gets op-ed space in The Australian:

Unilateral recognition rewards the Palestinians for their behaviour thus far, which has been characterised by violence and obstructionism. It legitimises the Palestinian campaigns of incitement against Israel and legitimises the ongoing payments by the Palestinian Authority of $300 million of international aid money a year to the families of deceased terrorists who have murdered Israel­is, and convicted terrorists jailed in Israeli prisons. It legitimises the naming of schools and streets after terrorists and the indoctrination of the population with hate propaganda against Israelis and Jews. It encourages their refusal to recognise the legitimacy of a Jewish state within any borders. A unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state does not bring peace; it drives it further away.
• Here’s what else I’m reading today . . .

– For India and China, the Cold War Is Over and They Have Billions of People to Feed – David Rosenberg

– Time to Call Out Activists’ Anti-Semitic Bigotry – Rabbi Abraham Cooper


5 Principles of Answered Prayer in the Book of Daniel Chapter 10
JULY 6, 2017
(By Ricky Scaparo) In this message, we will reveal to you five powerful principles found in the book of Daniel Chapter ten that will shed new insight and revelation to why many times our prayers are delayed and what goes on in the Spirit world that is unseen. For the entire message watch the video below:
5 Principles of Answered Prayer in the Book of Daniel Chapter 10
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WARNING extremely GRAPHIC: ISIS’ Sick Use of a Swingset
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BY RAN MEIR Tuesday, July 4, 2017 
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In a horrific clip published by Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Syria, six people were executed after being accused of cooperation with the West. The six men are handcuffed to the horizontal bar of a swingset and executed with their own weapons, while one of them is beheaded.
ISIS is trying to deliver a message: This is what happens to people who cooperate with the West and this will be the fate of anyone who conspires against them.
Editor’s note: We occasionally publish Islamic State videos in order to expose their hateful ideology for what it really is. We believe that only by educating the public about the true nature of the threat posed by Islamism can the ideology be defeated.
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Two Mothers Arrested in Michigan FGM Case
Two mothers have been arrested in the landmark case against a Michigan doctor and two of her associates charged with performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on six girls, The Detroit News reported.
Prosecutors in the case say the doctor may have cut many as 100 girls.
The two mothers are not American citizens, but rather hold Indian passports and are part of the Dawoodi Bahra Muslim Indian community which is under investigation in the ongoing case. The two women, Farida Arif and Fatema Dahodwala, both from Oakland County, Michigan, were released on $10,000 unsecured bonds and must wear GPS bracelets.
They were to told to refrain from any contact with the other defendants, witnesses and victims, with the exception of their daughters.
The case began with the arrest of Jumana Nagarwala, an emergency room doctor from Northville, who allegedly cut the girls at a clinic in Livonia. The clinic is owned by Dr. Fakhruddin Attar from Farmington Hills and run by wife Dr. Farida Attar, both of whom are charged in the case.
Lawyers for the defendants plan to claim that no mutilation occurred, but rather what took place was a religious procedure. The lawyers will then invoke their clients’ right to freedom of religion.
However, medical examinations showed the girls’ genitals were significantly altered with entire parts of their genitals removed. Scar tissue and lacerations from healing were also observed.
The case, which marks the first prosecution for FGM in the U.S., began in February, when Nagarwala was accused of performing the procedure on two seven-year-old girls from Minnesota and covering up the crime. Since then, the investigation widened significantly.
The Detroit News reports that according to court records, members of the Dawoodi Bohra community who have spoken out against the procedure, it is performed to suppress female sexuality, reduce sexual pleasure and curb promiscuity.
Victims of the procedure from the community say it has left them scarred for life with a host of physical problems (especially having to do with the urinary system) and unable to have sexual pleasure.
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Islamist Mob Goes on Rampage Over Facebook Post
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Wednesday, July 5, 2017 
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A violent mob of more than 2,000 Muslims attacked Hindus in eastern India over a Facebook post they deemed objectionable. The post concerned a religious site.
The mob set up roadblocks, set shops on fire, ransacked houses and was accused of rape, prompting the government to call in 300 paramilitary personnel to respond to the riots.
A senior politician from the Hindu-affiliated ruling party, the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party), lashed out at police for failing to control the situation, which occurred in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district.
“Bombs went off at many places and information of Hindu sisters and daughters being raped has also been received. Local workers (of the BJP) have said many facilities, including five BJP offices, were set on fire,” said Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP general secretary for the region.
Authorities arrested a 17-year old student who was responsible for the Facebook post.
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ISIS Burns Alive 12, Including Family of Four
Home > World > Iraq > ISIS Burns Alive 12, Including Family of Four
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Tuesday, July 4, 2017 
 A Jordanian pilot in a cage right before he was burned alive by ISIS
A Jordanian pilot in a cage right before he was burned alive by ISIS (Photo: Video screenshot)
Twelve people were burned alive by Islamic State (ISIS) jihadis, including a family of four, reported a source who spoke anonymously to the Iraqi television station Alsumaria News.
The source said their hands were tied and they were forced into cages. Oil was then poured on them and they were set on fire.
Those killed were civilians trying to escape from the terror group, which is retreating in the face of coalition forces. The civilians were caught in the city Hawija while on their way to Kirkuk, a safe haven under Iraqi control.
Alsumaria also reported through a source that a senior imam for ISIS was burned to death by the ISIS after implying (tearfully) that the group’s self-appointed caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was dead.
Imam Abu Qutaiba was charged with “stirring sedition.” The group had previously announced that anyone who spoke about al-Baghdadi being dead would be subject to 50 lashes.
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Lefty Activists ‘Throw Gays Off the Roof’ to Back Islamists
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BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Tuesday, July 4, 2017 
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White far-left activists try to prevent Muslim LGBT activists from speaking about their own oppression. (Photo: Screenshot from video)
Toronto’s annual gay pride parade this year saw the shocking spectacle of a group of hard-left, predominantly white activists trying to silence Middle Easterners from speaking out against the oppression faced by the LGBT+ community in Muslim countries.
A group of activists from Muslim-majority countries, including former Iranian political prisoners, marched in the parade under the banner of the International Center for Human Rights (ICHR). The ICHR is a group dedicated to opposing human rights abuses by dictatorships in general and the Islamic Republic of Iran in particular. They marched in Toronto Pride alongside LGBTory, a group which supports those who are politically right-wing and part of the LGBT community.
The marchers bearing placards bearing signs such as “Iran Executing Gays since 1979” and “Qatar Whips and Hangs Gays” were greeted by a gang of mostly masked demonstrators from the far-left Antifa faction. The far-left activists tried to block the ICHR group and prevent them from marching.
A young man from Antifa accused the ICHR of “emboldening” anti-Muslim hate, saying “Anti-Muslim racists look at you and they are emboldened, do you understand?”
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Thousands of New Cases of FGM Reported in England
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Wednesday, July 5, 2017 
 Girls take part in anti-FGM education in Somalia
Girls take part in anti-FGM education in Somalia (Photo: Nichole Sobecki/AFP/Getty Images)
Newly released data shows that 5,391 new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) were reported in England this year, reported the BBC.

The statistics were presented by the National Health Service.

As per a law in the UK, doctors, hospital and other medical practitioners are required to report new cases of FGM.

The majority of women who were reported were victims of the barbaric procedure as children living abroad.  One-third of the newly reported victims were born in Somalia. UK-born victims comprised 112 of the reported cases.

Any intentional altering or injuring of the female external genitalia for non-medical reasons is illegal in the UK. Violators can be punished with up to 14 years in prison.

In a statement by the NSPCC, the UK’s leading child charity reiterated, “FGM is child abuse. Despite being illegal for over 30 years, too many people are still being subjected to it and it is right that health services have started to properly record evidence of this horrendous practice.

“It takes courage to report concerns as many feel ashamed or worry they will betray friends and family. But we need to end the silence that surrounds FGM to better protect children.”

Most girls who have undergone FGM are cut between the ages of four and 12. The World Health 
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Teen Who Plotted to Bomb Elton John Concert Jailed for Life
Home > World > UK > Teen Who Plotted to Bomb Elton John Concert Jailed for Life
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Tuesday, July 4, 2017 
 Haroon Syed, 19,. (Photo: Metropolitan Police)
Haroon Syed, 19,. (Photo: Metropolitan Police)
A West London teen has been sentenced to life imprisonment for a plot to carry out a terrorist attack to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Haroon Syed, 19, pleaded guilty to plotting to carry out the attack between April and September 2016. He will serve a minimum of 16 years and six months.

Syed was caught after he discussed his plans over social media with a man whom he believed was a fellow jihadi named Abu Yusuf, but who was actually an undercover intelligence officer working for the British spy agency MI5.

He tried to purchase weapons from the agent, according to secretly-recorded conversations.

“Two things” he told the man he believed to be Abu Yusuf. “Number one, machine gun and we need someone who can make a vest you know the dugma [button] one. So after some damage with machine gun then do itishadi [martyrdom] … that’s what I’m planning to do.”
He met with the agent in a coffee shop to finalize plans and gave him £150 to purchase a nail bomb.
“I was thinking of Oxford Street,” he said, according to the BBC. “If you put those things inside called nails, do you know what that is, nails? Those sharp things – lots of them inside. Good man, can’t wait akhi [brother]. If I go to prison, I go to prison. If I die, I die, you understand? I have got to get to Jannah [heaven].”
Syed admitted researching targets for the attack on the internet, including the busy London shopping hub of Oxford Street and an Elton John concert in Hyde Park.
Syed’s brother, Nadir Syed, was imprisoned last year for a plot to behead someone during Britain’s Remembrance Sunday. The court heard that his brother’s arrest was a trigger for his radicalization, according to The Guardian. They also heard how he had fallen under the influence of the Al-Muhajiroun group linked to radical preacher Anjem Choudary.
“Haroon Syed is clearly a danger to the public who was prepared to carry out indiscriminate attacks against innocent people,” Deb Walsh, deputy head of the Counter Terrorism Division, told reporters.
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Exclusive: Jihadi Cult Associate Arrested in NY With Firearms Stockpile
Home > Political Islam > Worldwide > Movements > Exclusive: Jihadi Cult Associate Arrested in NY With Firearms Stockpile
BY RYAN MAURO MARTIN MAWYER Sunday, July 2, 2017 
 Police reveal the weapon's cache of Ramadan Abdullah
Police reveal the weapon’s cache of Ramadan Abdullah
By Clarion Project’s Ryan Mauro and Christian Action Network President Martin Mawyer 

A long-time associate of a U.S.-based Islamist terrorist organization, Muslims of America (MOA), has been arrested in Johnson City, NY. Authorities discovered that he had a large cache of weapons inside a storage locker. A source inside MOA says the weapons were intended for the group’s “Islamberg” headquarters in Hancock, NY.

The suspect, 64-year old Ramadan Abdullah, was previously arrested in 1977 when he and another man tried to rob a candy store in Brooklyn and someone was murdered in the process. When police searched his home, they found enough material to build 50 bombs. In the end, the charges against Abdullah were strangely reduced (see below).

On May 31, Abdullah was arrested after trying to steal four boxes of ammunition from a local Gander Mountain store. When police questioned him about the purpose of the ammo, his answers made them suspicious, and they obtained a search warrant for a storage locker he was renting in the town of Union.

During that search, police found a large assortment of weaponry including:

8 assault weapons
4 loaded handguns
1 loaded shotgun
2 rifles
64 high-capacity ammunition feeding devices
flak jackets
1,000s of rounds of ammunition, including .50-caliber armor-piercing rounds
Searches of other residences linked to Abdullah turned up another loaded handgun, more high-capacity ammunition feeding devices and ammunition, including .38-caliber rounds.
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Temple Mount Mosque: Slaughter Americans and Europeans
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Sunday, July 2, 2017 

In this clip translated by MEMRI (Middle East Research Institute), Palestinian imam Sheikh Nadhal Siam (Abu Ibrahim), preaching on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, calls for Allah to “enable us to slaughter” the Americans, the Europeans and the “criminal and treacherous” Arab rulers of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, who he accuses of being tools of being lackey’s of the Americans and English, respectively.
His requests were met with hearty “amens” from the worshippers.
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13-Year Old Honor Killed on Orders of Local Council
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Sunday, July 2, 2017 
 Women in Pakistan protest against honor killings
Women in Pakistan protest against honor killings (Photo: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
A tribal council in Pakistan ordered the killing of a 13-year-old girl for violating the honor code of the village.

The girl, identified only as Naghma, ran away with two young men, a Pakistani official who was quoted by the news outlet Dawn said.  Fearing for their safety, the men abandoned the young girl, who was later picker up by security forces.

Upon assurance from her family that they would not kill her, the police released Naghma on bail to her relatives.

Yet after the local jirga (council of leaders) ordered her killing, Naghma’s family shot her dead and buried her body in a local graveyard.

A local journalist reported that the two young men who ran away with Naghma were being held by the same jirga. Although relatives were trying to free the men, the journalist said the jirga could very well order the killing of them as well.

Over 1,000 women are killed each year in Pakistan in honor killings carried out by their relatives.

Pakistan’s National Assembly passed a law earlier this year empowering jirgas to preside over small civil matters to reduce the burden on the courts.
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Ban the Burkini Ban
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Sunday, July 2, 2017 
 A Muslim lifeguard working on surf patrol in Australia wears a burkini 
A Muslim lifeguard working on surf patrol in Australia wears a burkini (Photo: Matt King/Getty Images)
The summer swimming season has begun in France with the first salvo fired by France’s “religious” secularists.

The mayor of Lorette, a city south of Lyon in central France, has banned burkinis and hijabs at the city’s new public swimming facility.

This is despite the fact that last year France’s highest administrative court, the State Council, nixed the attempt by close to 30 resorts in southern France to ban
Sign at the Lorette swimming facility
Sign at the Lorette swimming facility (Photo: Twitter)
burkinis. The Conseil d’Etat ruled that banning the modest swim attire constituted “a serious and illegal attack on fundamental freedoms.”
Lorette’s Mayor Gerard Tardy also ordered that those using the city’s new facilities must “have decent attire and a correct attitude.”
Besides violating French law and barring any safety issues (which are not associated with burkinis, since they are specifically made for swimming), it is appalling that a government official in France, in the year 2017, not only would deny citizens the freedom of religion, but also dictate what attitudes they may have.
Modesty may not be a value for a French “religious” secularist, but for many women – not just religious Muslims – it is. One can also assume that more than a few men at the French swimming complex do not all have “correct attitudes” when ogling wmen wearing what Mayor Tardy deems “decent attire,” i.e. bikinis or other revealing swimwear.
Even from a feminist point of view, one can question the mayor’s rules, which can be roughly translated into something like: “Women must purport themselves as sex objects at our city’s swimming pools.”
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Condition Trade With Iran on Human Rights’
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BY SHAHRIAR KIA Sunday, July 2, 2017 
 The European Parliament in Brussells, Belgium
The European Parliament in Brussells, Belgium (Photo: Mark Renders/Getty Images)
As the international community rightfully focuses on Iran’s meddling in Syria, Iraq and Yemen (in addition to its ballistic missile belligerence), one aspect that should remain under the spotlight is Tehran’s atrocious human rights violations.

Congress and the Trump administration are turning up the heat on Iran already. Concurrently, 265 members of the European Parliament issued a joint statement on Monday expressing their grave concerns about the mullahs’ “human rights violations, repression of women and minorities and the Iranian regime’s support of terrorism.”

The weight of four EP vice presidents and 23 committee and delegation chairs are also behind this statement, sending a strong signal to Iran.

While the mullahs boast of holding elections last month, the EP statement blasts the entire process as “fake” considering the fact that “there were no opposition candidates.”

As the West’s pro-engagement media constantly praise the regime’s President Hassan Rouhani as a “moderate,” the fact is that more than 3,000 executions in his first four years, making Iran the leading state executioner per capita in the world. That makes Rouhani anything but a moderate.
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Muslim Travel Ban? Hardly
Home > Political Islam > In the US > National Security > Muslim Travel Ban? Hardly
BY RAHEEL RAZA Thursday, June 29, 2017 
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Raheel Raza (Muslim Lady)
Raheel Raza is ​an adviser to Clarion Project. ​She is an award-winning author, journalist and filmmaker on the topics of jihad and sharia. She is president of The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, and an activist for human rights, gender equality, and diversity.
Truth about the Muslim Ban
It’s not a ban, and it’s not on Muslims. It’s about Region, not Religion.
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Recipe for Disaster: Immigration Without Assimilation
BY SHABNAM ASSADOLLAHI Thursday, June 29, 2017 
 A pro-Iranian demonstration in Germany on Al-Quds Day
A pro-Iranian demonstration in Germany on Al-Quds Day (Photo: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Many countries in the West are seeking to accommodate radical Islamism following the flow of Middle Eastern immigrants to Europe and the North America in the name of multiculturalism and cultural relativism.
This sentiment is expressed, for example, in events such as Hijab Solidarity Day , celebrated widely in the West, attempts to enshrine Islamic (sharia) law into the British legal system and passing what almost amounts to a blasphemy law in Canada (Motion M-103).
This trend in the West is problematic. Under Islamic law, in some countries, thieves face the punishment of having their hand and leg severed; females who commit “adultery” face death by stoning, beheading or hanging. Homosexuality is a crime punishable by death.
Are these cultural values morally equivalent to Western values? In Islamic countries ruled by sharia law, limits are placed on equality of women, such as prohibitions against driving, employment and education.
Is female genital mutilation, which is practiced by many Muslim-majority countries — a morally equivalent value? We will soon see when the FGM case in Michigan goes to trial. Lawyers in the case have said that the doctor accused of cutting girls will claim freedom of religion as her defense.
In Iran, the country from which I escaped, women have resisted over the past 39 years this barbaric legal framework that is incompatible with modern values and basic human rights. Yet, some of these very same sharia laws are slowly being incorporated in the West in the name of multiculturalism.
Iranian women have suffered much due to sharia law: 16 year-old Atefeh Sahaaleh was hanged for having had sexual relations with a 50 year-old married taxi-driver. (The cheating husband was supposed to be executed by the reprehensible act of stoning according to Iranian law; however, he was not punished.)
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Can France Be Saved?
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BY ERIC DENECE Thursday, June 29, 2017 
 A soldier stand guard under the Paris' iconic Eiffel Tower after an Islamic attack
A soldier stand guard under the Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower after an Islamist attack (Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images)
Recognizing the Threat

Islamic terrorism is a long-term threat that emerged in the early 1990s. Al-Qaeda declared war on the USA in 1996 and, despite the huge assets deployed against it by the international coalition, it is still active and has spawned innumerable jihadist groups worldwide.

The conditions favoring Islamic terrorism will persist far into the future due to the vigor of Salafism and Wahabbism supported by the Gulf States, the endemic chaos of the Arab and Muslim world, the frustration of Muslim populations in the West, the economic crisis that makes their integration problematic and the subsequent feelings of victimization.

In France, the danger is not so much from abroad as from the suburbs. Most of the perpetrators of the attacks in 2015 and 2016 were French nationals. The same is true for Belgium, the UK and Germany. The problem is thus one of domestic security.
It is understandable that our citizens are concerned about the erosion of basic freedoms entailed by the increased powers given to law enforcement. But we are in a situation of real and present danger, and that danger is not coming from law enforcement or the intelligence services, but from Salafism and jihad. The public must understand that in the absence of tough measures, the threat will grow faster than our ability to contain it.
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ISIS in the Crosshairs of Afghan Women
Home > World > Afghanistan > ISIS in the Crosshairs of Afghan Women
BY RAN MEIR Thursday, June 29, 2017 
 

An Afghani woman learns to use a gun.
An Afghani woman learns to use a gun. (Photo: Ed Jones/Getty Images)
 

While Islamist terror organizations continue to destroy Afghanistan, a group of women are standing up – and arming themselves — to fight them.

Afghanistan’s police force is training local women to fight the Taliban and Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and is providing them with weapons to do so. Many of the women who have been trained have lost sons, husbands or other family members due to the ongoing insugency in the country.

One woman, who is now a fighter, said that if she fears ISIS and the Taliban, then there will be no future for her and her people.

Local women are being trained by female police officers in small weapons as well as basic fighting tactics, especially in northern Afghanistan, where attacks have been particularly prevalent.

Najeeba, one of the police officers responsible for the instruction, said that every week about 40-50 women join new training sessions

Not all of Afghan’s population approves of women fighters or women in the police force or army, but due to the dire situation of the country, male security forces have found themselves with no option but to cooperate with the women.
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ISIS in Philippines Using Trapped Women as Sex Slaves
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Wednesday, June 28, 2017 
 Military forces in the Philippines try to ferret out ISIS terrorists in Marawi City
Military forces in the Philippines try to ferret out ISIS terrorists in Marawi City (Photo: Jes Aznar/Getty Images)
Islamic State fighters holding out in the Philippines are using women as sex slaves and forcing the 100 remaining Christians to become human shields.
Reports of the horrific abuse come from those who have escaped Marawi City, when the insurgency began five weeks ago.
Most of the city’s 200,000 citizens have been able to escape from the brutal Maute group, as the supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) call themselves.
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Turkey Takes Over 50 Churches, Monasteries
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Wednesday, June 28, 2017 
 The Syriac church in Mardin, Turkey
The Syriac church in Mardin, Turkey (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Close to 50 churches and monasteries were taken over by the Turkish government in Mardin, a city located in the southeastern part of the country, reported the news outlet Agos.
The move was made during the time that the villages that comprise the city were turned into an official municipality. As per legislation that established the city, a “liquidation committee” was established to distribute institutions of the city whose legal permits had expired.
“For years, minority foundations could not acquire property in Turkey,” explained Kuryakos Ergun, the chairman of Mor Gabriel Monastery Foundation. “Then legislative amendments were introduced in 2002 upon which we engaged in a number of initiatives.” We were able to have some of the title deeds registered in the name of our foundation. And for others, the legal process was ongoing.
“It was not possible for us to follow-up on all the title deeds … we are (now) filing lawsuits to the extent possible. In places where we couldn’t follow up the situation, some monasteries and other property were given to the legal entity of the village.”
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Returning Jihadis Given ‘Protected Identities’
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Wednesday, June 28, 2017 
 ISIS flag from a propaganda video
ISIS flag from a propaganda video (Photo: screenshot)
Many jihadi fighters returning to Sweden have been given “protected identities” by the government to help them re-integrate into society.
This is despite the fact that those returning have gone on to commit terrorist attacks (in Paris in 2015 and Brussells in 2016) and that most of the European jihadis who join ISIS have criminal backgrounds.
Some return because they have simply had enough; other are defectors. Most have committed atrocities while fighting for the world’s most preeminent terrorist organization.
A number have been jailed for the crimes they committed while abroad, including Sultan Al-Amin, 31, and Hassan Al-Mandlawi, 33, who fought in Aleppo.
It is estimated that at least 150 fighters have returned to Sweden, with another 112 still there. The remaining fighters, who are considered the most radical, are expected to return.
Because of their previous visibility – due not in small part to their own postings on social media – the returnees maintain a low profile.
“They live as shadows and do everything to avoid being recognized,” according to the Swedish news outlet Expressen in a recently published expose on those who have returned. Some say they have had a hard time finding a job.
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Islamist Lobby Resorts to Desperate Smears To Silence Critics
Home > Human Rights > Human Rights Activists > Human Rights Campaigners > Islamist Lobby Resorts to Desperate Smears To Silence Critics
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Wednesday, June 28, 2017 
 Reza Aslan 
Reza Aslan (Photo: Getty Images)
Given that I write about terrorism and Islamic extremism full time, it is rare that I am “shocked and appalled,” as the politicians say, by any given fresh outrage perpetrated by the enemies of civilization.  More often, I am quietly angry but broadly resigned to my own impotence, much like a 65-year-old business executive whose 25 year-old trophy wife has recently been spending suspicious amounts of time with her handsome tennis instructor.
However, the latest assault on atheist philosopher Sam Harris and liberal anti-extremist Maajid Nawaz is jaw-dropping in its calumny.
Harris and Nawaz, who wrote a book together called Islam and the Future of Tolerance, recorded a two-hour podcast (Waking Up, Episode 59) where they spoke about issues having to do with Islamic extremism and Muslim integration in the West.
Someone else took one minute of the show and broadcast it on social media. The one-minute segment is where Harris, to make a point, presents what he believes is the line of thinking of someone who is against Muslim immigration in the West. Harris presented this argument so he could ask Nawaz how he would respond to it.
Yet, the segment was presented on social media as proof of Harris’ “genocidal rhetoric on Muslims” while Nawaz “nods along.”
In the segment, Harris, assuming the voice of an anti-immigrant Western citizen, says how it’s rational to not want any more Muslims in one’s country, given the rampant Islamic terror taking place worldwide. Nawaz says “mmh, mmh” and, at the end, answers with a solitary “yes.”
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Should Google Manipulate Search Results to Protect Islam’s Image?
Home > Political Islam > In the US > Public Issues > Should Google Manipulate Search Results to Protect Islam’s Image?
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Tuesday, June 27, 2017 
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Google’s logo at a conference in Germany. (Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
In a an article published by the HuffPost, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has called on Google to act against what it regards as online hate speech.
Their goal is to persuade Google itself to intervene in the battle of ideas by censoring material that it does not like. These activists justify this goal based on the precedent set by Google itself, in which the tech giant pledged to counter extremist ideas by burying YouTube videos which it feels promote offensive ideas but which do not violate YouTube’s rules. In addition, they will deny these videos the option to promote themselves with paid adverts, or be recommended or commented on by other users.
“That means these videos will have less engagement and be harder to find,” Kent Walker, Google’s general counsel and senior vice president, wrote in a company blog post on the change. “We think this strikes the right balance between free expression and access to information without promoting extremely offensive viewpoints.”
Google is also teaming up with Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter to tackle extremist content online.
Clarion disagrees with the approach of the tech giants with regard to extremist content. We share the Islamic State’s magazines on our website. We do this to expose in all its horror the true ideology of this murderous cult in order that it cannot be misrepresented in the genteel press, but seen and challenged for what it really is. Only then, we believe, will we be able to effectively combat it.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a formerly great civil rights organization which now makes unsubstantiated and biased smears against activists who are attempting to tackle extremist Islam, has tried to pressure Google into clamping down on what it deems hateful content.
This is a suppressionist tactic made by cowards who are fearful that they cannot win in the intellectual struggle. Unable to stand on their own two feet, they look to protection from an outside source.
The question that everyone should be asking about this censorship is simple: Who decides what to censor? Who decides what counts as hateful or extremist? And who benefits when a specific video or article or report is censored?
https://clarionproject.org/google-islam-image/


Fatwa Controversy: Woman Can Beat Drunk Husband
Home > World > Morocco > Fatwa Controversy: Woman Can Beat Drunk Husband
BY RAN MEIR Tuesday, June 27, 2017 
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(Illustrative Photo: Pixabay)
A radio show in Morocco was shut down for a month over a controversial fatwa given on air.
The suspension came after the station received a phone call from a listener inquiring if, according to sharia law, she is allowed to beat her husband when he comes home drunk. (Drinking alcohol is forbidden by sharia law.)
An imam who was being hosted by the private station as part of a question and answer session responded by saying, “On your good health, hit him and may God protect you, the only thing that is appropriate in this situation is to beat him.”
Because of his response, the station was given the one-month suspension by Morocco’s High Authority on Audio and Visual Communication, who said “the tone of the preacher is encouraging violence, which is against the law and can cause damage to society’s health. Nobody on the program took measures to stop what he was saying, as it should be done on live programming.”
The communications authority said that the show, titled “Fatwas of Fiqh,” violated the legal terms of the station’s broadcast agreement.
https://clarionproject.org/fatwa-controversy-woman-can-beat-drunk-husband/


Burned to Death for Refusing to Kill Family
Home > World > Iraq > Burned to Death for Refusing to Kill Family
BY RAN MEIR Tuesday, June 27, 2017 
 Talha, an ISIS child fighter
Talha, an ISIS child fighter (Photo: Video screenshot)
A local anonymous source in the providence of Saladin reported to the Iraqi news outlet Alsumaraia that the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) brutally murdered on of their fighters because he refused to kill his family.
“ISIS burned one of their members of “Cubs of the Caliphate” in the area of Matibija, East of Saladin, after the member refused to attack and murder his own family in a village close to Tikrit,” a source quoted by Alsumaria said.
Cubs of the Caliphate are generally children who have been kidnapped and indoctrinated by ISIS.
The source explained that recently ISIS has been ordering its members to attack their families, especially those who “reject the ideas of the organization and support security forces of the Iraqi government, Popular Mobilization Forces (a Shiite militia) and the local tribes.”
ISIS established Cubs of the Caliphate as a way of recruiting children and teenagers in order to use them as pawns for fighting, killing and carrying out suicide attacks.
https://clarionproject.org/caliphate-cub-burned-death-refusing-kill-family/

Islamists Are Biggest Perpetrators of Antisemitic Violence: New Study
Home > World > Denmark > Islamists Are Biggest Perpetrators of Antisemitic Violence: New Study
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Monday, June 26, 2017 
Muslim extremists are the group most responsible for anti-Semitic violence in Europe, a new study has confirmed.
The study was titled “Antisemitic Violence in Europe, 2005-2015 Exposure and Perpetrators in France, UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Russia.” It was commissioned by the Center for Research on Extremism at the University of Oslo and the Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities and written by Dr. Johannes Due Enstad.
The study examined a cross section of data on anti-Semitic violence across the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Russia. It excluded vandalism and threats and focused solely on tangible physical violence perpetrated against Jews.
It should be noted that anti-Semitic crime in Europe in general remains low. It is highest in France, where 2.8% of the Jewish population said they had been attacked in the past year, and 9.5% said they’d been attacked in the past five years.
(Center for Research on Extremism, June 2017)
“Available data on perpetrators suggest that individuals of Muslim background stand out among perpetrators of anti-Semitic violence in Western Europe, but not in Russia, where right-wing extremist offenders dominate,” the study said.
The study also noted that, “Russia clearly stands out with a very low number of incidents considering Russia’s relatively large Jewish population. Russia is also the only case in which there is little to indicate that Jews avoid displaying their identity in public.”
Read Antisemitic Violence in Europe 2005-2015 Exposure and Perpetrators in France, UK, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Russia.
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North Carolina Man Convicted for ISIS North America Plot
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BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Wednesday, June 28, 2017 
 Justin Sullivan
Justin Sullivan
A North Carolina man who plotted to kill hundreds of people in an ISIS terror plot has been sentenced to life imprisonment.
Justin Nojan Sullivan, 21, “planned to carry out his attack in the following few days at a concert, bar or club where he believed that as many as 1,000 people could be killed using the assault rifle and silencer,” according to a federal indictment.
The attack would have been similarly to the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, which killed 49 people.
Court documents say he was planning to unveil an “Islamic State of North America” with his attack.
Justin was reported by his father in 2015, when Rich Sullivan, a retired marine, telephoned the FBI to inform them about his son’s possible Islamic State sympathies. Shortly afterwards, Justin offered money to an undercover agent he believed was an Islamic State sympathizer to kill his parents to prevent them from thwarting his plans.
Justin still faces a separate trial for the murder of 74-year-old John Bailey Clarke, his neighbor, whom he is accused of shooting. If convicted, he faces the death penalty.
https://clarionproject.org/north-carolina-man-convicted-isis-north-america-plot/
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Islamists in Michigan
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Monday, June 19, 2017 
Arab American Festival

The accompanying video shows what happened when a Christian group called the Bible Believers demonstrated at the 2012 Arab Festival in Dearborn, Michigan. The Christian group carried a pig’s head and held up signs offensive to the Arab population, who physically and verbally attacked and ultimately tried to stone them (see 9:30 minutes into the video).
Even though the Christians actions were hateful, they were protected by the U.S. Constitution (freedom of speech and religion). The police studiously ignored the mob violence, forced the Christians to leave and threatened to arrest them, which provoked a lawsuit against the city brought by the Christians.
The city had already lost two similar suits from previous years (one of which cost Dearborn taxpayers $100,000). Again, the courts ruled against the city.  After the 2012 incident, the Arab America Festival was canceled.
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Islamists in Michigan
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Monday, June 19, 2017 
Arab American Festival
The accompanying video shows what happened when a Christian group called the Bible Believers demonstrated at the 2012 Arab Festival in Dearborn, Michigan. The Christian group carried a pig’s head and held up signs offensive to the Arab population, who physically and verbally attacked and ultimately tried to stone them (see 9:30 minutes into the video).
Even though the Christians actions were hateful, they were protected by the U.S. Constitution (freedom of speech and religion). The police studiously ignored the mob violence, forced the Christians to leave and threatened to arrest them, which provoked a lawsuit against the city brought by the Christians.
The city had already lost two similar suits from previous years (one of which cost Dearborn taxpayers $100,000). Again, the courts ruled against the city.  After the 2012 incident, the Arab America Festival was canceled.
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Minnesota: Terror Recruiting Capital
Home > 101s > 101s > Minnesota: Terror Recruiting Capital
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Tuesday, June 20, 2017 
 ISIS terror recruiting
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Terror Recruiting
Minnesota, home to the largest Somali immigrant population in the U.S., has been an active target for terror recruiters, from Al-Shabaab – the al-Qaeda-affiliate in Somalia – to Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).
They have, unfortunately been successful.
Somali terror recruiters first lured 20 men beginning in 2007. The effort continues through the present day, with authorities estimating between 50 and 60 Somalis have tried to leave Minnesota to join terror groups (a dozen have successfully joined ISIS in Syria). Most recently, nine young Somali men were arrested and convicted in Minnesota for trying to join ISIS.
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Tales of Radical Islam in Virginia
Home > 101s > 101s > Tales of Radical Islam in Virginia
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Wednesday, June 21, 2017 
 
Al-Qaeda idealogue Anwar al-Awlaki. (Photo: Screenshot from video)
Virginia has seen many different instances of radical Islam within its borders. Here are some of the most egregious.

 

The Dar al-Hijrah Mosque.
The Dar al-Hijrah (DAH) Mosque was co-founded by a Hamas operative by the name of Ismail Elbarasse. He was assistant to senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzook.
In 2002 a Customs and Border Protection document states that DAH is “operating as a front for Hamas operatives in U.S.” A December 2007 document says it “has been linked to numerous individuals linked to terrorism financing” and “has also been associated with encouraging fraudulent marriages.”
Al-Qaeda ideologue Anwar al-Awlaki was imam of DAH from 2001 to 2002. Two of the 9/11 hijackers attended his sermons, as well as Nidal Hassan, who carried out a shooting at Fort Hood in 2009. Awlaki was killed in a U.S. drone strike in 2011 in Yemen.
Defending FGM
Imam Shaker Elsayed defended female genital mutilation, calling it “honorable for girls” to slice the top of the clitoris off, “so that she is not sexually hyperactive.” Elsayed is the resident imam of the Dar al-Hijrah mosque (mentioned above).
He made the comments in Arabic in a speech translated by MEMRI. Prior to taking up his position at Dar al-Hijrah he served as secretary-general of the Muslim American Society.
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Radical Islam in Florida
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BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Sunday, June 18, 2017 
Radical Islam has reared its ugly head several times in Florida. Here are six of the most notable occasions.
2007: A collection of secularist and reformist Muslims, including Irshad Manji, Tawfik Hamid, Ibn Warraq, Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi and Ayaan Hirsi Ali met in St Petersburg Florida. Their conference, the Secular Islam Summit, called for a separation of sharia and state, an end to apostasy and blasphemy laws, equality for men and women and opening up traditional Islam to modern critical study.
The Muslim Brotherhood linked Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) met the same weekend to denounce the Secular Islam Summit. They accused the summit of Islamophobia, on the grounds that the Muslims in attendance were not Muslim enough to be regarded as legitimate critics of Islam, despite having come from Muslim backgrounds.
In a publicized rebuttal to the conference, CAIR blamed “the unchallenged growth of Islamophobia” and “the development of a veritable cottage industry of neo-experts pontificating about the cause-effect relationship between Islam and terrorism, despite scholarly research debunking this as myth” for “this pernicious idea of reforming Islam by asking Muslims to abandon their faith.”
The conference, organized by the Center for Inquiry, was hailed as a “landmark” by Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal,
2009: The chapter head of CAIR-Florida, Hassan Shibly, described gay marriage as “evil” and “a quick way to earn God’s wrath” in a Facebook essay. Shibly would later go on to declare his “overwhelming love and support and unity” for the LGBTQ community in the wake of the Orlando attack in 2016 (see below).
2015: Shelton Thomas Bell, 21, a convert to Islam, was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization. Bell “conspired to train and prepare as a combatant for overseas violent jihad, then travel from Jacksonville to the Middle East for the ultimate purpose of providing the skills to terrorists, including members of Ansar al-Sharia in Yemen,” according to court documents.
As part of his “training” he defaced statues in a local multi-denominational cemetery and uploaded training videos to YouTube.
2016: Omar Mateen killed 49 people in a mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando Florida. The Pulse nightclub is believed to have been targeted because it is a gay nightclub. Mateen is said to have expressed virulently homophobic statements prior to the shooting.
During his rampage Mateen called 911 and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.
2017: Esteban Santiago opened fire in the airport at Fort Lauderdale, killing five people. He told FBI agents after he was arrested that he carried out the shootings on behalf of ISIS.
However, ISIS did not claim responsibility and police have not filed terrorism charges.
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New York Times Shills for Al Jazeera
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Sunday, June 25, 2017 
 The Al Jazeera newsroom
The Al Jazeera newsroom (Photo: KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Restrictions
The New York Times has become the new mouthpiece for Al Jazeera, the Qatari state-owned media outlet which the monarchy uses to spew its extremism.
In an opinion piece written by the editorial board of the Times, the prestigious newspaper objects to attempts by six Gulf States — Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen – to “muzzle … the state-funded news station.”
The demand — among 12 other ultimata issued by the Gulf States – is due to Qatar’s support of terrorism and Al Jazeera’s role in that project.
Over the past decades, Qatar has pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into the U.S.-designated terror organization Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood’s affiliate in Gaza. In March, Hamas leader Khaled Meshal unveiled the new Hamas Charter in the Sheraton Hotel in Doha. As recently as February, Qatar sent $100 million to Gaza, as part of a $1-billion package they promised the terrorist-run entity after starting its latest war with Israel.
It is well-known that money sent to Hamas, ostensibly ear-marked for rebuilding the war zone, ends up being used to fund terror.
And Hamas is not the only beneficiary of Qatar’s terror largesse. The country has been called the “Club Med” of terror funding and the “most two-faced nation in the world” for its part in global terror financing.
Al Jazeera serves as the international voice of the Qatari government. For example, the network provided much of the impetus and support for the Muslim Brotherhood hijacking of the Arab Spring in Egypt in 2011. During the tenure of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (from the Brotherhood’s political party), Al Jazeera provided the former leader with an international platform.
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ISIS Executes American-Trained Militia Fighters in New Clip
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BY RAN MEIR Monday, June 26, 2017 
WARNING: This video contains extremely graphic images. 
Islamic State fighters executed men they claim are fighters for an American-backed militia in a shocking new clip. The video claims to be shot in Syria. It ridicules American efforts to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) by boasting about how ISIS seized and detained fighters from the American-supported Revolutionary Commando Army (formerly the New Syrian Army). It claims they captured the fighters after infiltrating their networks and spying on them.
The clip shows American Presidents Donald Trump, Barack Obama and George W. Bush vowing to defeat terrorism. It then shows ISIS executing the captured militia men. Some of them have their heads mounted on spikes after being beheaded.
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Islamists Are Biggest Perpetrators of Antisemitic Violence: New Study
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BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Monday, June 26, 2017 
Muslim extremists are the group most responsible for anti-Semitic violence in Europe, a new study has confirmed.
The study was titled “Antisemitic Violence in Europe, 2005-2015 Exposure and Perpetrators in France, UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Russia.” It was commissioned by the Center for Research on Extremism at the University of Oslo and the Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities and written by Dr. Johannes Due Enstad.
The study examined a cross section of data on anti-Semitic violence across the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Russia. It excluded vandalism and threats and focused solely on tangible physical violence perpetrated against Jews.
It should be noted that anti-Semitic crime in Europe in general remains low. It is highest in France, where 2.8% of the Jewish population said they had been attacked in the past year, and 9.5% said they’d been attacked in the past five years.
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Questioning Qatar’s Terror Financing? Here Are the Facts
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BY RYAN MAURO Monday, June 26, 2017 
 Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (C)
Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (C) (Photo: AHMAD AL-GHAMDI/AFP/Getty Images)
At least 43 Al-Qaeda operatives in Qatar have been sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department over the years, according to a list provided to the Clarion Project. The important research arrives as four Arab countries issued 13 demands to Qatar over its support of terrorism, extremism, Iran and Turkey.
The list is available at the end of this article.
“The long list of Treasury Department’s specially-designated terror financiers has a common denominator: the most prolific, wide ranging, and dangerous financial and logistical facilitators tend to have a Qatar connection,” said Oubai Shahbandar, who compiled an analysis of the operatives and is an international security program fellow for New America and a former Defense Department foreign affairs adviser.
Shahbandar said, “Most disturbingly, some of the most top-ranking Al-Qaeda financiers had recent relationships with the Qatari central bank. The sheer volume of Qatari-linked designated terror financiers indicates that Doha has done next to nothing to curb the flow of cash into the hands of Al-Qaeda cells from Pakistan to Syria to North Africa.”
Indeed, the list shows that the U.S. has identified individuals and entities in Qatar that provided material support to Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, Al-Qaeda in Iraq (the predecessor to ISIS), Al-Shabaab in Somalia, the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and Al-Qaeda’s operations in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. Identified operatives were also active with Al-Qaeda in Libya.
In fact, Qatar is so hospitable to Al-Qaeda that Osama Bin Laden advised his son, Hamza, to move there as he prepared to step into his father’s shoes. Hamza Bin Laden is now a top threat to the U.S.
The most striking part of the list is that a majority of the designated terrorists have served as officials with the Qatari government or have extremely close ties to Qatari leaders. Others were or are currently leaders in prominent organizations that deal with the government regularly.
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Why Is Rex Tillerson Undermining the Fight Against Qatar?
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BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Monday, June 26, 2017 
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
On Saturday, Qatar rejected a list of 13 demands put to it by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. Qatar is accused of supporting terrorism, which it denies, despite ample evidence that they are among the world’s foremost supporters of terrorism. They gave Qatar a deadline of ten days to accede to the demands.
Now U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has taken it upon himself to interfere instead of allowing the Arab countries to pressure Qatar to clean house.
Tillerson called for a de-escalation of the crisis, saying “Qatar has begun its careful review and consideration of a series of requests presented by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE. While some of the elements will be very difficult for Qatar to meet, there are significant areas which provide a basis for ongoing dialogue leading to resolution.”
The Qatari foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, even cited Tillerson’s comments in his justification for rejecting the demands, “The U.S. secretary of state recently called upon the blockading nations to produce a list of grievances that was ‘reasonable and actionable,’” he said, going on to say that the list was not reasonable.
Tillerson earlier cancelled a June 19 trip to Mexico to focus on mediating the Qatar crisis. He fielded at least 20 calls and believes they need to “speed this along,” according to State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert.
Given Qatar’s demonstrable ties to terrorism, it is unclear why the secretary of state is interfering and undermining a regional effort to hold them to account.
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How Hamas Inflicts Palestinian Suffering to Purchase Sympathy
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BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Sunday, June 25, 2017 
 Hamas fighters in Gaza.
Hamas fighters in Gaza. (Photo by Abid Katib/Getty Images)
The choices made by Palestinian leaders are deliberately spurring on a crisis over electricity for their own benefit, with Palestinians as the victims.
Here’s the crisis explained in brief:
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, himself a dictator (since he cancelled elections after becoming president in 2005) has informed Israel that he will no longer pay for electricity to Gaza. He made the decision because Hamas is unable to pay for its electricity anymore.
This electricity is provided on behalf of the Palestinian Authority to Gaza by the Israeli electric company. Abbas asked Israel to cut power to the Gaza Strip since he decided not to foot the bill. Israel complied, reducing electricity supply by 40 percent.
News of the cuts spread internationally. Since Gaza consists of a small area where two million people live, a humanitarian disaster is in the making. Gaza’s power plant has already been shut down since April, again because of unpaid bills by Hamas, so the territory already only had power for around four hours a day.
Egypt stepped in on Thursday to ease the crisis, sending one million liters of fuel to restart Gaza’s power plant.
However this measure is only a temporary stop gap measure, and the crisis will reemerge when the fuel is used up.
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Ramadan: 3 Times Bloodier Than Last Year
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BY RYAN MAURO Monday, June 26, 2017 
 Site of a jihadi attack on police in France at Paris' iconic Champs Elysee
Site of a jihadi attack on police in France at Paris’ iconic Champs Elysee (Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images)
The Islamic holy month of Ramadan was three times bloodier than last year, according to a tally by Breitbart. There were at least eight acts of violent jihad in the North America and Europe.
According to the tally, 1,627 people were killed and 1,824 were injured during this year’s Ramadan, as compared to 421 being killed last year and 729 injured. Almost 160 terrorist attacks took place in about 30 Muslim-majority countries.
The following is a list of the acts of jihad that took place in the U.S., Canada and Europe (the suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena happened shortly before Ramadan begun):
In Germany, a Syrian Kurdish refugee was stabbed to death by Arabs who saw him smoking during Ramadan.
At the London Bridge, three Islamists launched a vehicular attack, followed by a slashing rampage. Eight people died and 48 were injured.
In a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, an Islamist murdered a receptionist and held a prostitute hostage. Three police officers were also injured in the incident.
In Paris, an Islamist used a hammer to attack a police officer near the Notre Dame cathedral. The officer survived.
In Toronto, a female supporter of ISIS entered a hardware store and used a golf club to attack employees. She attempted to use a knife as she was restrained. One employee was injured.
In Paris, a terrorist targeted police officers in Champs-Elysees by ramming his car into their van.
In Belgium, an aspiring suicide bomber set off an explosive at the Brussels Central Station. The bomb failed to detonate properly, and he was shot and killed by soldiers.
In Flint, Michigan, a jihadist stabbed a police officer at Bishop International Airport. The officer survived with a 12-inch gash in his neck.
The list does not include the vehicular attack on Muslims in London by an anti-Muslim extremist. One person died and 10 were injured.
Ramadan is a time of increased bloodshed because Islamists preach that the obligation to commit jihad is multiplied during the holy month as is the reward for those who die committing it.
The jihadists’ message resonates because the top Islamic authorities have long taught that Ramadan is the time of the year when Allah grants victory over Islam’s enemies.
For example, the Kentucky-based Islamic Research Foundation International says Ramadan is “the Month of Victory and Conquest.” Hizb ut-Tahrir’s U.K. branch called it the “Month of Heroes and Victory.”
Analyses that attribute Ramadan’s bloodshed to ISIS are simplistic and incomplete. The fact of that matter is that ISIS merely taps into long-standing beliefs about Ramadan and the atonement of sins through martyrdom in jihad.
The truth is succinctly stated in the title of Hassan H
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Watch Former Special Ops Soldier’s Daring Rescue in Iraq
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Tuesday, June 20, 2017 
Watch former U.S. Special Forces operative David Eubank, now 56 and an aid worker in Iraq, rescue a five-year-old girl amid sniper fire in Mosul. The girl was stranded in a pile of dead bodies – civilians who had been executed by ISIS for trying to flee the city.

Eubank, wearing just a bulletproof vest and helmet and positioned behind a tank, decided to make a run for the girl, whom he noticed was alive in the pile. Soldiers supported his run with fire and a smoke grenade as he made the attempt.

“I thought, ‘If I die doing this, my wife and kids would understand,'” Eubank later told the Los Angeles Times.

After 10 tense seconds, Eubank returned with the young girl in his arm, both uninjured.
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Woman Slugged for Wearing Shorts During Ramadan
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Thursday, June 22, 2017
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An outcry ensued in Turkey after a man slugged a woman in the jaw (see video above) for wearing shorts during Ramadan.
Asena Melisa Saglam, 21, reported the man had been harassing her the entire ride. When he got up to leave, he struck her, causing her head to slam against the window.
“From the moment I sat down he was making these remarks [like], ‘You dress like this during Ramadan? You should feel ashamed to be dressed like that,'” she reported.
She first tried to ignore him by putting on her headphones. But after the attack, Saglam pursued the man to the front of the bus at which point he took her and threw her down.
The man was initially detained by the police, where he claimed he had been “provoked.” After questioning, he was released, causing another public outcry.
Orders were subsequently given to re-arrest the man, but it is unknown if officers followed through.
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Hero’s Family Threatened
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Monday, June 19, 2017 
 Mujahid Ali (L), the father of Aitzaz Hassan, a 15-year old (in picture frames) who stopped a suicide bomber at his school, mourns his son.
Mujahid Ali (L), father of Aitzaz Hassan, the 15-year old (shown in picture frames) who stopped a suicide bomber at his school, mourns his son. (Photo: BASIT SHAH/AFP/Getty Images)
The family of a teenager who sacrificed his life stopping a terrorist attack on his school in Pakistan is now being threatened with reprisals.
As reported by P.J. Media, Aitzaz Hassan was only 15 when he saw a suicide bomber try to enter his school intending to blow himself up in the morning assembly. Aitzaz, a heavy-set boy known as the “wrestler,” took the terrorist down.
In the process the bomb exploded. Aitzaz died at a hospital from wounds sustained during the blast.
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a terrorist organization connected to al-Qaeda and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, the Pakistani Taliban, took responsibility for the attack.
Now, Aitzaz’s family has received threats from the Pakistani Taliban. “Aitzaz Hasan is not a hero nor a martyr,” the letter sent to the family said. “If Aitzaz’s brother Mujtaba does not stop meeting media and officials of government institutions, he will be responsible for any loss.”
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Flint Attack: Anything But ‘Isolated’ Attack
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BY RYAN MAURO Thursday, June 22, 2017 
Ryan Mauro
Ryan Mauro is ClarionProject.org's Shillman Fellow and national security analyst and an adjunct professor of counter-terrorism. He is frequently interviewed on top-tier television and radio.
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Take Action on Muslim Brotherhood Bill
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BY RYAN MAURO Thursday, June 22, 2017 
 

Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Jordan
Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Jordan (Photo: Reuters)
Two more congressmen have cosponsored the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act, bringing the number to 61 representatives and five senators.
The increasing tally is encouraging, but it is still far less than what the previous bill received. And that reality is terribly disappointing because, unlike the previous bill, this bill could actually pass since the GOP controls both chambers of Congress and the White House. An opportunity like this may not come again, especially if the Democrats win control of the House in 2018.
Voters must remind their members of Congress who supported the previous bill to cosponsor the new bills (HR377 and S68).
The two new cosponsors are Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX). The former is significant because he is on the Judiciary committee that must approve the bill.
The House bill is currently stuck with the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations. The only cosponsor on the subcommittee is Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), vice chair of the committee and an original cosponsor of the bill.
The Senate version is stuck with the Foreign Relations Committee, where only one committee member has cosponsored the bill, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI).
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4 Policy Takeaways for the U.S. From a Month in Kurdish Syria & Iraq   
Home > World > Iran > 4 Policy Takeaways for the U.S. From a Month in Kurdish Syria & Iraq   
BY ZACH HUFF Tuesday, June 20, 2017 
Kurdish Peshmerga and US Special forces in Iraq. (Photo: Patrick Barth/Getty Images)
 “You’re late,” said Gen. Aitan Farhad, female chief of domestic security in Rojava, the semi-autonomous Kurdish enclave in Syria.
“Excuse me?” her comment left me bemused, as there is little sense of time in Kurdish culture.
“America is late. We’ve led the fight against ISIS for years, and only now America is beginning to help us,” she clarified.
This uncommon visit to Rojava was a first, after eight visits to Iraqi Kurdistan. The area is far more difficult to access, due to the turbulent relations between Kurdish authorities in the two countries.
Iraqi Kurdistan currently bans journalists from entering Syria, and I never saw a non-military foreigner during 14 days in northern Syria’s Kurdish cantons.
So it comes as no surprise that mainstream narratives miss crucial aspects about what’s really happening on the ground, and what must occur to stabilize the situation.
Based on discussions with top political and military leaders of competing Kurdish factions in Syria and Iraq, there is a consensus of four key takeaways Western policymakers must be aware of:
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Saudi Advisers to King Condemn Muslim Brotherhood
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Thursday, June 22, 2017 
 King Salman of Saudi Arabia (center)
King Salman of Saudi Arabia (center) (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
The Council of Senior Scholars, Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body, attacked the Muslim Brotherhood, saying the organization doesn’t care about the beliefs of the sunnah (the crucial oral tradition of the teachings, deeds and sayings of the Islamic prophet Mohammad).
In addition, the council said the Brotherhood’s way is to foment rebellion against their host countries. In a series of tweets, the council — which is tasked with advising the king on religious matters — said the Brotherhood’s primary goal is to use their host country’s political system to assume political power.
Following the pronouncement, the Assembly of Islamic Researchers, a branch of Al Azhar (the highest religious body in the Sunni Arab world located in Egypt), said they would be reviewing the Saudi announcement with the intention of the possible publication of a similar declaration.
The manager of the department of dawah (outreach) of the assembly, Abed el-Aziz Anajar, stated, “These words [of the Saudi council] are coming very late. This group [the Brotherhood], since their beginning, have used violence, assassinations and explosions against everyone that stands in their way.
“Everyone who follows the history of this group can see that there were times that they made deals with politicians in order to achieve all kinds of things from officials. Then, when these achievements were taken from them, they turned into human wolves, and they took revenge against all of society that didn’t stand with them.”
Anajar noted when the Brotherhood assumed power in Egypt during the presidency of Mohammed Morsi, they failed to make the changes they had promised during their campaign.
“They condemned the previous government for not implementing the sharia of Allah, [yet when they were in power], it didn’t happen, they were just driving the country into the ground,” he said.
Anajar praised the “awakening” of the Egyptian people and the “wisdom of the youth” for deposing the Brotherhood-led government.
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What Are British Muslim Politicians Doing About Islamism?
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BY KHADIJA KHAN Wednesday, June 21, 2017 
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British politicians have given undue leverage to extremists for decades by allowing hate campaigns against different groups, brainwashing youths for joining wars in Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan and keeping Muslim women suppressed even in the West.
However, Muslim politicians share much of the blame for the damage by not adopting a firm stand against these Islamists despite having firsthand knowledge of what they were up to.
12 incumbent Muslim candidates secured their seats in House of Commons, while three new faces were added.
One of the most intriguing elected figures is Naz Shah, the re-elected Labour MP for Bradford West.
She was re-elected despite accusations of being an extremist apologist and an anti-Semite. She was even suspended by the Labour Party after she suggested moving all Israeli Jews to the United States as a solution for the Palestinian issue.
She previously stood in the way of implementing the anti-terrorism Prevent strategy introduced by the UK government to tackle all terrorists and extremists from jihadists to the Irish Republican Army. She called on the government to haul in Quilliam and Inspire, two Muslim run counter-extremism organizations, to justify their use of public funds.  
Yet just two weeks before the election, Shah affirmed her support for Israel’s right to exist. This resulted in her being heckled with shouts of “Jew! Jew! Jew!.” Her stance might have helped her regain the votes of non-Muslim residents of her constituency.
It is painful to see that Muslim MPs have not done more to tackle problems caused by Islamists in the UK.
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Why Did the US Senate Ignore Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Asra Nomani?
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BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Monday, June 19, 2017 
 Asra Nomani (L) and Ayaan Hirsi Ali testimy before the Senate.
Asra Nomani (L) and Ayaan Hirsi Ali testimy before the Senate. (Photo: Twitter)
Islamist ideology was discussed as a root cause driving extremist terrorism in a Senate hearing on Wednesday, but you wouldn’t know it from the questions asked by the committee.

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing to discuss “Ideology and Terror: Understanding the Tools, Tactics, and Techniques of Violent Extremism.”

Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Asra Nomani, two brave female activists who have been at the forefront of the struggle against the dangerous ideology of Islamism, were invited to speak. Both women are from Muslim backgrounds and have extensive personal and academic experience with the intricacies of Islamism.

They told Congress that unless the political ideology of Islamism is called out, targeted and eliminated, terrorism will continue both in general and, more specifically, as a national security threat to the United States of America.

“We face an ideology of extremism from within the House of Islam,” Nomani stated. “Why, 15 years after the 9/11 attack, haven’t we found victory against terrorism? Why, after the killing of Osama bin Laden, haven’t we declared Islamic terror dead? It is because terrorism is fueled by Islamism, an ideology of political Islam, and we have wasted millions of dollars to design counter narratives without dealing with a very simple and fundamental truth. We must destroy and eliminate the narrative of Islamism.”

Hirsi Ali was just as blunt. “Political Islam is not just a religion as most Western citizens recognize the term ‘religion,’ a faith; it is also a political ideology, a legal order and, in many ways, also a military doctrine associated with the campaigns of the Prophet Mohammed,” she said.

“Political Islam rejects any kind of distinction between religion and politics, mosque and state. Political Islam even rejects the modern state in favor of a caliphate. My central argument is that political Islam implies a constitutional order fundamentally incompatible with the U.S. constitution and with the ‘constitution of liberty’ that is the foundation of the American way of life.”

She went on to make it even clearer, adding, “There is no point in denying that political Islam as an ideology has its foundation in Islamic doctrine.”

But Democratic senators on the committee didn’t want to hear it.

“Anyone who twists or distorts religion to a place of evil is an exception to the rule,” simpered Senator Claire McCaskill. “We should not focus on religion.”

Yet neither Nomani nor Asra made their testimony about religion. Both made it abundantly clear they were talking about the political ideology of theocracy, something that is by no means unique to Islam, although it is of course a particular problem “within the House of Islam” (as Nomani put it) at the moment.

Theocracy, self-evidently, has something to do with religion, since it seeks to impose religion as a system of government. But it is still a political ideology, the existence of which does not tar the non-theocratic members of the same faith (in this case Islam) with the same brush of involvement.

None of these plainly obvious facts impacted the hysteria which greeted the testimony.

Rather than ask Hirsi Ali and Nomani any questions, Democrats on the committee preferred to focus their discussion on questioning the former director of the U.S. Counterterrorism Center, Michael Leiter, who, coincidentally, had been invited by Democrats on the committee.

“Muslims honoring of sharia is not inherently in tangent with living in constitutional democracies anymore than it would be for Christians or Jews who also seek to honor their religious traditions while still complying with civil authority,” he said.

Clearly it isn’t. But it certainly is unconstitutional to seek to impose sharia as a system of government, which is what Islamists want.

In general, the continual denial of the existence of Islamist political ideology, which has something (but not everything) to do with religion is utterly baffling. If it were some harmless issue, like an obscure rule in golf which had incorrectly fallen into abeyance, or steadfastly insisting that “irregardless” is a word, then we could all laugh and then forget about the folly.

But this isn’t a harmless misunderstanding. It’s a very serious category error which misdiagnoses a huge and global problem. We saw the chilling effects yesterday in London. A man screaming, “I want to kill all the Muslims” rammed his van into a crowd outside a mosque, killing two.

Clearly people aren’t going to wait for the outcome of lengthy committee hearings to make a decision about what is responsible. If politicians can’t clearly delineate exactly what the ideology driving global terrorism is and explain how it is related to but distinct from Islam, fools and fanatics will assume it’s Islam in general and take the law into their own hands.

If you’re really interested in preventing that, then we have to be honest about the situation and start working to diffuse it, instead of trying to protect Islam’s reputation.

Ex-Muslim activist Yasmine Muhammed said it best on Twitter. Addressing Michael Leiter she said, “No disrespect, but you’ve been at the job a long time, and things are only worse. Maybe listen to @AsraNomani and@Ayaan.”

Indeed. As the poet and songwriter Bob Dylan said, “Your old road is rapidly aging. Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand, for the times they are a-changin’.”
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Hezbollah Flags on London Streets
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BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Monday, June 19, 2017 
The annual Al Quds Day Parade saw hundreds demonstrate in central London on June 18 against Israel. Al Quds Day was conceived by the founder of the Iranian Revolution Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979 as a day of protest against the existence of Israel and in solidarity with the Palestinians.

They chanted “from the river to the sea , Palestine will be free.” Some carried placards reading “We Are All Hezbollah: Boycott Israel.”

This year’s protest in London was organized by the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC). The IHRC is an extremist-linked organization, which previously gave an “Islamophobe of the Year” award to Charlie Hebdo in the year that its journalists were murdered for drawing a cartoon of the founder of Islam, Mohammed.

An IHRC news release advertising the event reminded attendees that “participants are welcome to bring flags that show solidarity with the Palestinian cause. Flags of proscribed (illegal) organizations will not be allowed. For example, you can bring a Hezbollah flag to show support for the political wing of Hezbollah. This is because the political wing of Hezbollah is not a proscribed organization.”

Despite a petition of 23,000 people calling on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to close down the march, he declined to do so saying he did not have the authority. As long as marchers obey the law, he said, it must be allowed to proceed.

A counter-demonstration organized by a coalition of British Jewish groups under the banner “Stand Against Hate” had several hundred people in attendance.

They chanted “terrorists off our streets” and shouted “murderers” at the Al Quds Day demonstrators.
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Alabama Man Arrested on Terror Charges
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Sunday, June 18, 2017 
 FBI Special Agent Roger Stanton (L) and suspect Aziz Sayyed (R)
FBI Special Agent Roger Stanton (L) and suspect Aziz Sayyed (R)
A 22-year old man from Huntsville, Alabama was arrested by local authorities on charges of soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism, reported WHNT News.

Aziz Sayyed, who is a U.S. citizen born in North Carolina, is also being investigated by the FBI.

Although details of the case could not be released, Roger Stanton, the FBI special agent in charge, said, “We successfully mitigated a threat today with this arrest.”

Significantly, the arrest came as a direct result of a tip given to police. “If you see something, you need to tell us. You need to say something. This investigation actually started as a tip. It was a tip that something wasn’t right,” said Huntsville Police Department Chief Mark McMurray.

“They called their local law enforcement and luckily, we have this joint relationship with the federal government, and we all work these situations together to the end. This one was a very successful end, because it was concluded before it got out of hand. Thank you so much,” he added.
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Banned In Iran
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Sunday, June 18, 2017 
 From the music video "Happy in Tehran"
From the music video “Happy in Tehran”
Although we could write about hundreds, here are 10 everyday activities we take for granted in the West that are banned in Iran:

Satellite dishes

Owning a satellite dish is punishable by a fine of up to  $2,800 since they “deviate the society’s morality and culture.”  The government reportedly destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes.

The parliament also voted against allowing private TV channels to be broadcast in the country.

Social Media

Last calendar year alone, Iran banned 160,000 social media accounts and websites because they were spreading “atheism and corruption.” Because it is encrypted, the messaging app Telegram is used extensively among Iranian youth. Iran ranks highest in the world for censored internet usage.

Public Affection

Any touching between men and women who are not family members is forbidden. Even a handshake can be punishable as it is called an “illegitimate sexual relationship short of adultery,” as Atena Farghandani, 20, found out. Farghandani was sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in jail for drawing a political cartoon and was subsequently charged with “indecency” for shaking her lawyer’s hand when he came to visit her in jail.

Zumba

Iran recently declared Zumba illegal. The ban came down through the head of the Iranian “Sports for All Federation,” which decided that the popular dance fitness program set to Latin music was un-Islamic.

Hair

Women in Iran are forbidden to appear in public without a veil covering their hair. A protest Facebook page called “My Stealthy Freedom” is a popular site for women to post pictures of themselves outside with their hair uncovered.


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Not only does a woman risk consequences for appearing unveiled, but those close to her can also face consequences as well. When Iranian soccer star Mohsen Forouzan became engaged to Iranian model Nasim Nahali, he posted a picture of Nahali unveiled. The Iranian soccer federation ethics committee suspended Forouzan for three month over the offense.

Female mannequins are also required to be veiled.

Men in Iran have restriction of their own on their hair. They are forbidden from having unorthodox hairdos.

Women Riding Bicycles

Women are forbidden from riding a bicycle in public places, which has prompted them to pose pictures of themselves on riding bikes on “My Stealthy Freedom.” Especially ironic is the fact that the Iranian government recently launched an environmental campaign promoting bike riding, urging the population: “Every Tuesday, give up your car and take your bike.”

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When it was announced that a female Iranian body builder was arrested for posting pictures on line, the media figured assumed it was Shirin Nobahari, pictured here.
When it was announced that a female Iranian body builder was arrested for posting pictures online, the media figured assumed it was Shirin Nobahari, pictured here.
Women are only allowed to show their face and hands and feet in public. In addition, women must wear baggy clothing so that no body form can be seen. A female Iranian bodybuilder was arrested and thrown in jail this year for publishing photos of herself in her work-out clothes. She was charged with violating the Islamic Republic’s laws on nudity.

Men may only wear pants and shirts in public – no strange clothing or tank tops. Western-style neckties are frowned upon, making them essentially illegal.

Mixing of Sexes

Strictly forbidden in Iran are any gatherings that don’t conform to Islamic standards. In addition, elemntary and secondary schools are segregated as are mosques, public transportation and libraries. In universities, men and women must sit on opposite sides of the classroom. Certain disciplines are closed to women altogether.

Playing Music in Public

Forbidden in Iran, except without an official permit. Also included in the ban is tapping, dancing, nodding or any form of keeping in tune with music.

Appearing in a Dance Video

Performers in the Iranian social media hit “Happy in Tehran” (where young Iranians lip synched to the Pharrell Williams hit song) were arrested and charged with making an “obscene video that offended the public morals.”

The six Iranian young people who appeared in the video were sentenced to up to one year in prison
A clip from “Happy in Tehran”
and 91 lashes but the sentence was suspended. The actors were made to appear on Iranian TV saying they had been tricked into making the video.
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Exclusive: Report on Muslim Brotherhood in Sweden
Home > Political Islam > Worldwide > Movements > Exclusive: Report on Muslim Brotherhood in Sweden
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Thursday, June 15, 2017 
Muslim Brotherhood networks have existed in Europe since the early 1970s. A number of different organizations operate across the continent including in France, Germany, the UK and Sweden.

The Muslim Brotherhood is a totalitarian Islamist organization which sees Islam as being the answer to all societal and political problems. Opposed to a separation of religion and state, they want to set up an “Islamic state” with sharia as the law of the land.

Originally hailing from Egypt, the movement and its ideas has since spread all over the world where its members and hangers-on have established many organizations.

The networks in Sweden have now been charted in a report by researcher Dr. Magnus Norell. In the report, published here in English for the first time, Dr. Norell sets out his research on Muslim Brotherhood organizations, tactics and networks in Sweden and how they fit into the broader picture of Muslim Brotherhood entities in Europe and the wider world.

Magnus Norell, PhD, is a senior fellow at the European Foundation for Democracy and an Adjunct Scholar at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Washington D.C.

He specializes in matters relating to terrorism, political violence, democracy and security in the Middle East and Central Asia. Magnus has worked as a researcher and analyst at the Swedish Defence Research Agency, the Swedish Defence College, the Swedish Secret Service and the Swedish Military Intelligence Service.

From 1997 to 2000 he helped create a backchannel between Hezbollah and Israel to facilitate the Israeli withdrawal from South Lebanon. He is currently Associate Director of Studies in Terrorism, Organised Crime and Middle East Politics at Infosphere in Stockholm. In addition to this Muslim Brotherhood report, he is the author of The Return of the Caliphate: Reasons and Consequences (2015), A Victory for Islamism. The Second Lebanon War and its Repercussions (2009) and A Dissenting Democracy: The Israeli Movement Peace Now (2002).

His full and revealing report is available in English exclusively on Clarion Project. The views expressed in the report are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Clarion Project.
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Michigan Mosque Paid for FGM, Lawyer Alleges
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Thursday, June 15, 2017 
 
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A lawyer involved in the ongoing case against the Michigan doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on young girls alleged in court that the doctor’s mosque had paid for the barbaric and illegal procedures.

Dr. Juama Nargarwala, 44, an emergency room doctor, is accused of performing FGM on two young girls from Minnesota, although prosecutors said in court that she may have cut up to 100 girls over the past 12 years.

Nargarwala is part of a sect of Muslims from India called the Dawoodi Bohra. She was arrested in April trying to board a flight to Kenya after the FBI received a tip in the case and was denied bail. Also charged in the case are two other members of the Dawoodi Bohra sect: Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, accused of letting Nargarwala use his clinic in Livonia to carry out the procedures and his wife, Farida Attar, 50, who is charged with holding the girls’ hands during the painful cutting.

Cynthia Nunez, the attorney who made the allegation and who was assigned by the court to look out for the best interests of Nargarwala’s children, also stated that Nargarwala’s husband is the treasurer of the mosque and could face criminal charges over the allegations that the mosque was paying for cutting
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Trump Calls Out Qatar on Terror Then Sells Them F-15s
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BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Thursday, June 15, 2017 
The Defense Department has signed a deal to sell $12 billion of F-15 fighter jets to Qatar. US Defense Secretary James Mattis reportedly met with representatives of Qatar to sign the deal on June 14. Bloomberg reported the deal was for 32 jets, to be manufactured primarily by Boeing.

This is despite a statement on June 9 from President Donald Trump that Qatar is a “high-level” sponsor of terrorism.

“The nation of Qatar, unfortunately, has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high-level,” Trump said on Friday.

“We are pleased to announce today the signing of the letter of offer and acceptance for the purchase of the F-15QA fighter jets, with an initial cost of $12 billion dollars,” the Qatari Defense Ministry announced in a statement on Wednesday afternoon about the deal. “We believe that this agreement will propel Qatar’s ability to provide for its own security while also reducing the burden placed upon the United States military in conducting operations against violent extremism.”

Qatar is currently embroiled in a row with its neighbors over support for terrorist groups. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the Tripoli Government in Libya, Yemen and the Maldives have all severed relations with the tiny wealthy oil state. Qatar is currently receiving food and diplomatic support from Turkey and Iran. The UAE ambassador to the U.S. recently suggested using the presence of the U.S. air base in Qatar to pressure the country to end support for extremism.
Qatar stands accused of bankrolling terror groups including Hamas and al-Qaeda-linked groups in Syria, in addition to allowing Hamas leaders to operate out of Qatar.
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New Blasphemy Laws for Canada?
Home > Political Islam > Sharia Governance > Blasphemy > New Blasphemy Laws for Canada?
BY SHABNAM ASSADOLLAHI Thursday, June 15, 2017 
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Criticizing Islam in Canada should not be illegal or disliking it should not be classified as a phobia. A “phobia” is a type of mental disorder. Isn’t the “Islamophobia” motion, which was unanimously passed by the Canadian government and calls for limiting the rights of Canadians to criticize Islam, contrary to Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms? What is the purpose of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms then?

The definition of Islamophobia from a Google search is “dislike of or prejudice against Islam or Muslims, especially as a political force.” What exactly has the Parliament of Canada made a motion against? Criticism of Islam? Criticism of Mohammed? Criticism and condemnation of the Islamic State and all Islamic terrorist groups affiliated with radical Islamic ideology? Petitioning against those Canadians who condemn Sharia law? If Canadians criticize Islam or convert from Islam, will they now be considered “Islamophobes” by Canada?
What’s next? Sending Iran and Hamas type morality police to the doorsteps of Canadians critical of Islam, while radical imams in the country continue to spew openly hateful and radical ideas in schools and mosques? What about Canadians who are suspicious of others plotting possible terrorist activities – will they be afraid to report it to authorities in case they are wrong?
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ISIS Executes Christians in the Philippines
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BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Thursday, June 15, 2017 
ISIS is still holding out in the city of Marawi, according to a new propoganda video from the group. The clip shows its fighters firing at the Philippines army and claims they are in possession of two-thirds of the city.

Fighting is now in its fourth week. The army has so far been unable to dislodge the militants despite support from artillery and air support. Asked when the fighting would end, military spokesman Brigadier-General Restituto Padilla told press “I can’t give you an estimate because of compounding developments faced by ground commanders.”

They are also shown executing Christian prisoners by shooting them in the head.

WARNING: This video contains graphic images of murder and violence. 
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Russia does not regard Hamas or Hezbollah as terrorist organizations, Russian Ambassador to Israel Alexander Shein told Israel’s Russian-language television station, Channel 9.

The reason, he said, is that neither group has ever carried out attacks against Russia or against Russian interests abroad.

Watch the clip, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
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It’s Ramadan – Arrests for Eating, Drinking and Smoking
Home > World > Egypt > It’s Ramadan – Arrests for Eating, Drinking and Smoking
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Wednesday, June 14, 2017 
 A man gives out bread to break the fast during Ramadan in Pakistan
A man gives out bread to break the fast during Ramadan in Pakistan (Photo: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
Muslims the world over are celebrating Ramadan – a holy month dominated by fasting by day and celebrations by night. But what happens to those in some countries that do not fast?
1. Palestinian Territories
In the Palestinian-administered territories administered by the Palestinian Authority (an officially secular organization), anyone caught eating and drinking in public can face a month in prison or be fined, according to a 2011 law. This year, police have arrested at least four people for breaking the fast in public under the charge of “paying no respect to the feelings of those fasting.”
The law traditionally was not enforced for Christians living in Christian areas, but according to a Palestinian Authority official, that is changing. Prosecutor Alaa Tamimi stated anyone breaking the law will face arrest, despite the fact that the Palestinian state’s declaration of independence states that freedom of religion and expression is to be respected.
2. Jordan.
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Minorities Face Horrors as Bangladeshi Gov’t Colludes with ISIS: Report
Home > World > Bangladesh > Minorities Face Horrors as Bangladeshi Gov’t Colludes with ISIS: Report
BY RACHEL AVRAHAM Thursday, June 15, 2017 
 

A protest in India against persecution of Hindus in Bangladesh
A protest in India against persecution of Hindus in Bangladesh (Photo: RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In an exclusive interview with Shipan Kumer Basu, head of the Hindu Struggle Committee, Kumer related that Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government has let Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) gain a foothold in Bangladesh in recent times. He reported that ISIS has committed numerous atrocities against the minority communities, such as grabbing lands, raping women and burning down homes while preaching jihad.


“Hindu Temples are destroyed and idols are looted,” he said.
According to Kumer, once ISIS was established as an international terror organization, Sheikh Hasina changed her tactics and got her party radicals along with local administrations – including and especially the police — to terrorize minority communities.

“Even in the period prior to 1971, there were not so many atrocities as there have been in recent days,” he noted.

Kumer cited a number of recent horrors perpetrated against the minority communities in his country, including the cases of:
A youth leader under the ruling party of Sheikh Hasina, who burnt down 250 minority homes on June 1.
The discovery on June 10 of a headless body of a minority woman who had been raped before being murdered. “She was 20 years old,” Kumer said. “Local radicals of the ruling party killed her to terrorize her family and to give away land.”
The rape and beating of another minority woman in broad daylight the very next day. Kumer also reported that a woman was even raped inside of a police station after seeking to report an incident to the authorities.

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Mother: My Husband Wanted to Marry Our Girl, 10, to Man Aged 80
Home > Human Rights > Human Rights Violators > Child Abuse > Mother: My Husband Wanted to Marry Our Girl, 10, to Man Aged 80
BY RAN MEIR Sunday, June 11, 2017 
A Yemeni woman fled with her 10-year-old daughter fearing her child would be forced to marry a man in his seventies or eighties.
Speaking to RT Arabic, the mother claimed the pair ran away before he husband was able to arrange the marriage.
The woman explains the story from her perspective in this video. The translation of her words is below.
“My daughter is 10 years old. And her father decided to marry her to someone in his 70’s or 80’s. And he insisted that the marriage will take place. That’s why I took my daughter and ran away. And we hid.
“I adamantly opposed the marriage to this man or any other man. She’s small. She must finish her studies. She’s 10 years old. She can’t bear marriage.
“He said that he’s her father and he knows what’s best for her, and that marrying her off when she is young is for the best. He objected to me.“
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Qatar vs Saudi Arabia. Confused by the Headlines? Read Here
Home > Uncategorized > Qatar vs Saudi Arabia. Confused by the Headlines? Read Here
BY RAHEEL RAZA Sunday, June 11, 2017 
The Emir of Qatar with then head of Hamas in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh on a visit in Gaza (Photo: Reuters)
To understand the headlines of today, we have to recognize the global impact of political Islam (the ideology also known as Islamism).
The three flag bearers of Islamism are: The Muslim Brotherhood, Khomeni-ism and Wahabi/Salafism. These ideologies control nearly 80% of the mosques and Islamic organizations throughout the world, thus influencing the Muslim psyche.
The Muslim Brotherhood: formed in 1928 as a trans-national organization with a three-prong ideology of Sunni Islamism, pan-Islamism and anti-Zionism. They support Hamas, Hezbollah, the Pakistani Jamaat-e-Islami plus other Islamist factions fighting in Syria. They believe the West is evil and their modus operanti is to infiltrate and destroy the West from within.
Khomeni-ism: In 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeni came to power in an Islamic revolution in Iran. He immediately declared that he wanted to “export the revolution.” Khomeni was infatuated by the model of the Muslim Brotherhood and set up his regime on its principals instead of pure Shia theology. This sent shudders down the Saudi spines and started the turf war in the Muslim world which is still being fought.
Wahhabi/Salafism: This is an ideology easy to understand and simple to implement: The Wahhabist’s mandate is “either you follow our version of Islam and here’s some money to help you or you go to hell and we will help you get their faster.” (According to one report, four billion petro dollars are spent per year in exporting their message to the West)
This is the axis of evil plaguing the Muslim world. These ideologies have led to global terrorism by declaring jihad. Their common objectives are to:.......
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Support for Muslim Brotherhood Terror Designation Bill Grows
Home > Political Islam > Worldwide > Movements > Support for Muslim Brotherhood Terror Designation Bill Grows
BY RYAN MAURO Sunday, June 11, 2017 
 Muslim Brotherhood supporters rally in Jordan
Muslim Brotherhood supporters rally in Jordan (Photo: JAMAL NASRALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)
The Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act now has about 60 members of Congress supporting it. Although support is growing, the number of cosponsors is far less than what it was for the last version of the bill.
Voters must remind members of Congress who supported the previous bill to cosponsor the new bills (HR377 and S68).
Information on who is currently supporting the legislation is at the bottom of this article.
Earlier this year, it was reported that the Trump Administration was about to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. The Brotherhood and its apologists went into overdrive, launching a tremendous PR campaign to stop it from happening. A Brotherhood official overseas said the group had spent $5 million and was confident of victory.
Due to pushback from the State Department among others, the Trump Administration became divided on the issue and indefinitely delayed its plan to designate the Brotherhood.
National Security Adviser McMaster reportedly opposes designation, as would be expected based on his endorsement of a book friendly to “moderate” Islamists. Secretary of State Tillerson is presumably opposed because his State Department hasn’t designated the group yet, but he did describe the Brotherhood as an “agent of radical Islam.”
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Christians Forces Fighting ISIS in Raqqa Ask for US Help
Home > World > Kurdistan > Christians Forces Fighting ISIS in Raqqa Ask for US Help
BY RYAN MAURO Sunday, June 11, 2017 
 Leaders of the Syriac Military Council, a Christian force that is part of the US- backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighting ISIS
Leaders of the Syriac Military Council, a Christian force that is part of the US- backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighting ISIS (Photo: Courtesy)
The battle for Raqqa, the Syrian city serving as the “capital” of ISIS’ caliphate, has begun. You’d never know it from the media coverage, but a Christian force is taking part and is asking for U.S. support and prayers.
The Syriac Military Council (SMC) and its female wing, the Bethnahrin Women Protection Forces (HSNB), have issued a press release announcing their participation in the offensive on Raqqa. The SMC is a part of the Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed, multi-ethnic force led by Kurds. The Syrian Democratic Forces are about 55,000-strong and include 29,000 Arabs.
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Daughter Tells of Father’s Sexual Demands; Reaction Is Unbelievable
Home > World > Egypt > Daughter Tells of Father’s Sexual Demands; Reaction Is Unbelievable
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Senior American Muslim Leader Placed on Libyan Terror List
Home > World > Libya > Senior American Muslim Leader Placed on Libyan Terror List
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Wednesday, June 14, 2017 
Dr. Esam Omeish (Screenshot from video)
Senior U.S. Muslim leader Esam Omeish has been listed as an “international member of the Muslim Brotherhood” by one of the rival governments currently battling for supremacy in Libya, as reported by the Investigative Project on Terrorism. A second American, Aly Abuzaakouk, was also featured on the list.
Omeish was formerly head of the Muslim Brotherhood linked Muslim American Society (MAS). He is now a senior figure in the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia. He intends to sue and wants those who designated him “legally prosecuted for fraud, slander and defamation” and prevented from travelling to America.
Abuzaakouk was formerly the Foreign Minister for the Libyan Government of National Salvation. The Government of National Salvation was a government set up by the General National Congress (GNC) and was a Muslim-Brotherhood-dominated parliament established by Islamist militias following their electoral defeat in the June 2014 election. They regard that election as illegitimate, citing low voter turnout.
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Report: Top Muslim Scholar Calls for Death of Christians
Home > World > Egypt > Report: Top Muslim Scholar Calls for Death of Christians
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND Monday, June 12, 2017 
Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one of the leading theologians of the Muslim world, who is considered the spiritual guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, has called for the murder of Christians. He was recently blacklisted as a terrorist by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. Qaradawi, 90, was included in a list totaling 59 names of individuals and 12 entities listed as terrorists connected to Qatar.
Ahmed Adnan, a Saudi journalist, writer and political advisor based in Lebanon made the claim Qaradawi supports killing Christians in an interview with Al-Ahram al-Arabi.
“A call of Yusuf al-Qaradawi was intercepted in which he gave a fatwa to blow up churches and kill Christians,” he said in the interview. “This information is not from me but from a special source. This fatwa inspired training sessions in Libyan Islamist militia camps. These training sessions resulting in terror attacks that blew up churches and the incident of al-Minya.”
On May 26, masked gunmen opened fire on a convoy of Copts in Minya governate, killing 28.
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How Islamist Apologists for Sex Slavery Raise Money
Home > Political Islam > In the US > Organizations > How Islamist Apologists for Sex Slavery Raise Money
BY DAVID SWINDLE Monday, June 12, 2017 
Few ideas induce more horror than the selling of human beings for sex against their will. But the slave markets of the Islamic State are not the only places on earth one can hear human trafficking rationalized. Numerous Islamist institutions in the West frequently provide platforms for speakers who defend this abominable practice by citing Islamic law. And for years they have worked to infiltrate the mainstream of philanthropy.
Since January, the Middle East Forum has worked – first in private and then in public – to persuade the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) to stop funding two such extremist organizations, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Islamic Relief (IR), and instead support reformist Muslim groups.
Both CAIR and IR provide regular platforms to fundamentalist imams and activists who justify concubinage and other brutal practices.
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Muslim Man Kidnaps, Rapes, Marries Teenage Girl
Home > World > Australia > Muslim Man Kidnaps, Rapes, Marries Teenage Girl
BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Wednesday, June 14, 2017 
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A Muslim man on a “bridge visa” in Australia was arrested for kidnapping a teenage girl, raping her and forcing her to marry him, Australian outlet News.com reported. The man, named as Chafic Charyala, 31, allegedly was rebuffed by her family, which is also Muslim, after he proposed marriage to the girl.
The girl, who is 18, said the man climbed into her bedroom window in Bankstown, a suburb of Sydney, in the middle of the night and threatened to kill her unless she went with him.
Terrified, she climbed out of the window and got into Charyala’s car. He first took her to a hotel in Sydney where he raped her and then continued to the home of a sheikh, where he married her according to sharia law.
At some point, the girl managed to call her family, who alerted the police.
The police intercepted Charyala’s car as he headed some 560 miles south to Melbourne, where he intended that the two would live with a cousin.
Although the marriage is not valid under Australian law, Charyala thought the ceremony would help him obtain residency in Australia.
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Prisoners Get Personal Microwaves for Ramadan
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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Tuesday, June 13, 2017 
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Special privileges given to Muslim inmates in two of Australia’s prisons are causing unrest  among non-Muslim prisoners, the Herald Sun reported.
During the current Islamic month of Ramadan, when Muslims are required to fast from sunrise to sunset, Muslims prisoners in two of Victoria’s prisons have been given personal microwaves in their cells to warm up their food when the fast ends.
In addition, Muslim prisoners have been given specially prepared meals, “like what you would find in a nice Turkish restaurant,” according to a source quoted by the Sun.
“The special feasts they are getting is really upsetting the other prisoners,” said the source.
Muslim prisoners are reportedly still being paid for working, even though they are not required to work during Ramadan.
MORE https://clarionproject.org/australian-prisoners-get-special-privileges-during-ramadan/
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