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Arrow Netherlands tracking a growing number of Dutch jihadists

Netherlands tracking a growing number of Dutch jihadists
And those who are training overseas now "can as Dutch citizens return to the Netherlands, ready to answer the call for further action." "The Dutch Taliban," from DutchNews, May 13:
Recently growing attention has been given to US citizens who have joined the jihad in Pakistan. But the phenomenon is not limited to Americans, writes Giles Scott-Smith of TheHollandBureau.com.
The story of the men from The Hague who turned up as 'tourists' on the Kenya-Somalia border in July 2009 is well known. Now stories are emerging of Dutch involvement in military action against NATO forces in Afghanistan.
The Telegraaf today includes an article on a 21-year-old Dutch-German citizen, Danny R., who has recently been killed in Pakistan. The paper is quoting Der Spiegel, which itself received the information from the German BVD. Danny had chosen the path of radical Islam in Berlin and together with a group from the city travelled to Pakistan last September. So far six known Germans have been killed in fighting in the region, and there has been a lot of attention given to the online exploits of (presumed killed) Eric Breininger / Abdulgaffar El Almani.
As the Telegraaf notes, Westerners are ideal not just as reinforcements but as propaganda material for online video clips, proof that the holy war is supported by the very same nationalities as the enemy NATO forces themselves. As yet, no Dutch citizens have appeared, but it may only be a matter of time.
The Telegraaf quotes an AIVD source that there are around 15 known Dutch jihadis in the region. Alongside this and the Kenya-Somalia case, there have been two Dutch killed in fighting in Kasmir and the arrest of Wesam al-D by US forces for his involvement in IED operations. In total, several tens of Dutch citizens are involved in jihadi activities in various locations. The chosen route for going abroad appears to be via Morocco, and from their to Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, or Pakistan. Others go to attend a madrassa in Egypt.
The concern of the security services is often not just related to what these individuals do in Afghanistan-Pakistan. Following training, they can as Dutch citizens return to the Netherlands, ready to answer the call for further action. However, the AIVD source claims that these Dutch jihadis cannot easily return to the Netherlands because "they have been away too long and on return will be immediately arrested or put under permanent surveillance."
This last comment is of course the most interesting, because it suggests an all-knowing intelligence and security service that has already identified the right suspects. It is above all a good confidence-building measure to show that the threat is completely covered and will be dealt with should that be necessary.
The recent declarations that the AIVD needs to expand its operations abroad to track developments that may affect Dutch national security is not entirely at odds with this comment, but it does come close. For if the service is already so effective in tracking the main threats, it does raise a question why there is a need to expand its operations....
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Arrow Qur'an Teacher Admits Making Death Threats


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A 23-year-old British man who has taught the Koran to Muslims in Finland has admitted to having once claimed to have been a member of al-Qaeda and to having distributed pro-terrorist material.

The man admitted in a British court in Manchester on Monday that he had placed threats on a hard-line Muslim website. In those threats he claimed that he was the leader of al-Qaeda in Britain. He is said to have threatened the life of former British Prime Ministers Gordon Borwn and Tony Blair.

The man, a resident of Blackburn, and his friend were stopped at Manchester Airport in 2008, before they could board a flight to Finland.
He was to have gone to a mosque in Helsinki to read the Koran to visitors of the Islam Centre during the holy month of Ramadan.

The chairman of the Islam Centre, Mohammad Altaf, says that the man had visited two or three times over a period of four years. He was introduced to the centre through various international contacts.

“He knows the Koran by heart, and that was important for us. He was also not as expensive as other imams.”

After his arrest, British police were interested in the man’s connections with Finland, and asked for the help of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). According to the NBI’s Tero Haapala, the NBI questioned a number of people over the matter....


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The Rise of the Ignoramus Jihadist
Islamic terrorists are not ignorant and poor, but neither are they truly educated
by Wm. B. Fankboner





It is still widely believed in leftist circles that the generic Islamic terrorist is the product of ignorance and poverty. This idea – that terrorists are a persecuted minority of the ignorant and downtrodden – dovetails neatly with another liberal tenet: that the problem of modern terrorism is amenable to a socioeconomic solution. Typical of this putative class of terrorist is “shoe bomber” Richard Reid. A petty criminal who was arrested in his teens for assaulting an elderly woman, and who was in and out of prison for most his adult life, Reid considered himself a victim of racism. He was thus promising material for conversion to Islam: the Jihadists love to glom onto disaffected and benighted losers to do their dirty work.

But even liberals are coming around to the view that many acts of terror are being planned and carried out by “educated” members of the Islamic middle class, not a few of whom have come from affluent and privileged backgrounds. Marc Sageman, a forensic psychiatrist and former CIA case officer, states in his book Understanding Terror Networks that a high percentage of al-Qaeda operatives are college educated (34 percent) and come from skilled professions (45 percent). A governmental report prepared for the CIA in 1999 entitled “The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why?” reached the same conclusion.

However, some qualification of the word “educated” is in order. While secondary education in some Islamic countries like Malaysia is modeled on the Western system, in the Middle East it is largely the responsibility of the madrasahs (religious schools), which are dedicated almost exclusively to religious instruction and indoctrination. Though not all these institutions are stridently anti-Western, the fact that the curriculum is entirely religious-based, i.e., focused on the Quran and the hadith, means that the average madrasah graduate is blissfully unaware of the modern world and thus a receptive vessel for the anti-American narrative promoted by militant jihadists.

For example, if you were to ask a madrasah graduate to explain what role the Christian democracies have played in world affairs in the twentieth century (the Anglo-American alliance that defeated German imperialism in 1918, the Nazi-Fascist Axis in 1945, and international Communism in 1989), they would have no idea what you were talking about. Indeed, so profound is their ignorance of current events and world history, few would even know there had been a Cold War.

If the number of Nobel laureates is any measure—Islam, 20% of the world’s population, has produced 6, while the Jewish community, a tiny minority of 0.2%, has produced 165—intellectual curiosity is not a highly rated virtue in the Koran; “Islam” is a Syriac word meaning submission, which is the surrender of the mind to faith, i.e., the abdication of free conscience and independent thought to the teachings of the Prophet. Most so-called “educated” jihadists, those who see themselves as symbolic emissaries of Islam and are fully convinced of the rectitude of their cause, suffer from a cognitive disorder Thomas Aquinas called “invincible ignorance.” The best (or worst) you can say of graduates of the madrasahs is that their knowledge of history and world affairs is roughly equivalent to that of an average American fourth-grader. In no other culture, society, or religion is the pursuit of knowledge viewed with such virulent contempt and ignorance of the world considered evidence of virtue.

So when we speak of “educated” jihadists we are referring to training and expertise in a specialized technical field or in one of the professions, like medicine. Practically all university-educated jihadists are engineers and technologists. In terms of general education, however, middle-class, university-educated jihadists like Mohammed Atta, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and Jordanian double agent Mulal al-Balawi aren’t much better off than ordinary graduates of the illiberal and benighted madrasah, i.e. they reason with the intellectual sophistication of superstitious children. Exposure to Western science and technology does not erase years of obscurantist religious indoctrination and conditioning. Like their fellow supplicants, they have been taught from early childhood to believe that the West, and Israel and America in particular, are their mortal enemies; and that Western Enlightenment values, and the temptations of Western popular culture, constitute a diabolical conspiracy to defile and undermine their religion.

According to a Congressional Research Services report published in 2008, radicalized madrasahs in Afghanistan were incubators for the Taliban movement:
In the 1980s, madrasas in Afghanistan and Pakistan were allegedly boosted by an increase in financial support from the United States, European governments, Saudi Arabia, and other Persian Gulf states all of whom reportedly viewed these schools as recruiting grounds for anti-Soviet mujahedin fighters. In the early 1990s, the Taliban movement was formed by Afghan Islamic clerics and students (talib means “student” in Arabic), many of whom were former mujahedin who had studied and trained in madrasas and who advocated a strict form of Islam similar to the Wahhabism practiced in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries.
The Madrasahs are, in fact, indispensable to the perpetuation of Islam’s medieval worldview. Deprivation of information about life and the ways of the world is an essential tool for infantilizing generations of Muslim students: isolated from reality, these adolescent novitiates never encounter the world as it is and thus never achieve full adulthood. Their maturation into self-actualized individuals is defeated by a distortion field of fanatical dogma and a rancorous hatred of the infidel; while Islam’s demonstrable inferiority to the West fans a searing humiliation and inchoate resentment that cuts them off from every decent human instinct.

Since these embryonic jihadists have no inclination or opportunity to discover their own humanity they will never sense any solidarity with the community of mankind. In the Muslim view the non-Islamic world constitutes “the other,” i.e., the enemy of Islam. In place of humanity Islam offers its young men the spiritual blessings of imams, mullahs, and ayatollahs, and the unsurpassed exhilaration and exaltation of martyrdom.

But while the motivations of information-deprived terrorists are comprehensible, the complacence of Dar al-Islam is unfathomable. One can only gasp with disbelief on learning that in nuclear-armed Pakistan, an ally which the U.S. has bankrolled with over a billion dollars in aid yearly, 64 percent of the population views the U.S. as an enemy. What is to be said of a country where one in five trust Osama bin Laden more than Barack Obama, and of the population that clings to these beliefs after Taliban militias have penetrated to within sixty miles of Islamabad, and after Al Qaeda has, according to estimates of the World Health Organization, killed 150,000 Muslims in Iraq alone? The forces of paranoia, superstition, and ignorance will not be quelled by reason: the roots of anti-Western sentiment are deep, global, and generational in Islamic society. Indeed, how could it be otherwise in Middle Eastern states where outlawing political debate, saturating the media with anti-Western slogans, and propagating hate speech in mosques and in school textbooks, have become institutionalized strategies to maintain political power and prop up incompetent tyrants?

I happened to be teaching at a government prep school in Malaysia, a country that practices a relatively benign version of Islam, during the siege and occupation of the U.S. embassy in Teheran by revolutionaries of the Ayatollah Khomeini, and I was surprised when a devout but gentle Muslim teacher approached me and half-apologetically explained his admiration for the revered Iranian religious leader who had lately occupied the world stage. I hadn’t expected him to repudiate the Ayatollah for fomenting revolution against the Shaw (self-determination is the right of every decent society) but I was disturbed to hear him countenance the storming, and the imprisonment the staff of, an American embassy that was under the protection of international law.

So sacrosanct is the concept of diplomatic immunity that the Italian Minister Bettino Craxi allowed Mohammed Abbass, leader of the Achille Laurohijacking, to leave Italy because he had a diplomatic passport issued by Iraq. In the history of revolution, some perpetrated by ruthless and vicious regimes, the taking of hostages of a foreign embassy was unheard of. Moreover, to countenance Ayatollah Khomeini was to countenance his barbaric fatwa against Salmon Rushdie, a criminal incitement to the assassination of a celebrated novelist and blatant attack on the very roots of Western civilization. What did such reckless and defiant acts portend for the future of Islam and the world? The lawless Ayatollah had passed the infallible litmus test for fascism that had been the mantra of every tyrant in history: What’s Mine is Mine and What’s Yours is Mine.

The complacent attitude of my Islamic colleague whose faith in the Iranian Ayatollah was absolute and who believed the revered spiritual leader could do no wrong, was almost as disturbing as the event itself; for me and my generation, his viewpoint bore an eerie resemblance to the mindless adoration of the German people for Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. How a gang of inept sociopaths succeeded in taking over the country that gave the world Kant, Goethe and Beethoven is still something of a mystery. When asked about it, most Germans simply shrug and say they awoke one morning and found the Nazis in control. Something like the Nazis’ stealthy seizure of power seems to be taking hold in Islam: a cabal of sociopathic clerics masquerading as a holy religious cause appears to be co-opting Islam in an apocalyptic confrontation with the civilized world with the passive compliance of Islam itself.

The 2005 Pew survey below would seem to indicate that the support of mainstream Islam for violence is diminishing. Such fluctuations in attitude are probably due to increased awareness of the self-liquidating nature of the jihadist philosophy and internal contradictions of Islamic fundamentalism. Such trends can be misleading because the primary cause for jihadist violence still exists, i.e. a culture that has no intellectual tradition, and that uses information deprivation to manipulate the faithful.




As the examples of Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, and the Khmer Rouge show, unanimity is not a prerequisite for the takeover of a society. With a misinformed, cowed, and submissive populace, a scant minority of determined fanatics can do the job. What Dar al-Islam does not fully understand or refuses to admit, even to itself, is that the rise of child-martyrs and ignoramus-jihadists in its midst holds more peril for Islam than it does for the West.

Dealing with Islamic mentality for the first time can be a startling and eye-opening experience for a Westerner. Confronted with Islam’s negative view of the West, one is beset with an overwhelming sense of futility. The problem lies not in only correcting facts, or in supplanting illusion with objective information; this is a mentality so steeped in obscurantist tradition and ignorance that it has never developed any standard for truth; rather “truth” is something used to hoodwink an opponent. And this is an ignorance so absolute and on a scale so extensive that it is impossible to convey it to anyone who hasn’t experienced it. One quickly realizes that in an ignorance this total any fiction, no matter how outrageous, can not only survive but take permanent residence and flourish.

This is a problem that can only be corrected by a major overhaul of the Islamic educational system. For where there is no concept of truth, there is no idea of free inquiry. Thus, it would appear that the tender-minded liberals had it right after all: this is a socioeconomic problem. The children of Islam are the disadvantaged educationally-deprived victims of deliberate parental abuse and theological violation, and nothing will change until this problem is remedied, either by Islam itself or by the political and cultural disaster that certainly awaits it over the horizon of history.

Finally, for those who question the power of the Mosques and madrasahs to infantilize and dehumanize Muslim society, and to cocoon a population in near absolute ignorance, there was this AP filing on April 19, 2010:
A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear immodest clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes. “Many women who do not dress modestly lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes,” the cleric, Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, was quoted as saying by Iranian media. Mr. Sedighi is Tehran’s acting Friday Prayer leader. Women in Iran, one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries, are required by law to cover from head to toe but many, especially the young, ignore some of the stricter codes and wear tight coats and scarves pulled back that show much of the hair. “What can we do to avoid being buried under the rubble?” Mr. Sedighi asked during a prayer sermon on Friday. “There is no other solution but to take refuge in religion and to adapt our lives to Islam’s moral codes.”
It would probably be disrespectful to suggest that Sedighi is himself getting off on those sexy Iranian bints in tight coats and exposed locks. Nonetheless the lip-smacking relish with which this revered Shiite cleric describes the cause and effect between male arousal and earthquakes is certainly suspicious....

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Arrow British MP Stabbed in Stomach by Muslim Constituent

British MP Stabbed in Stomach by Muslim Constituent



A woman was charged with attempted murder today over the stabbing of a former Labour minister.

Stephen Timms was stabbed twice in the stomach as he held a surgery for constituents yesterday afternoon.

Scotland Yard said unemployed Roshonara Choudhary, 21, has now been charged.

She will appear before Stratford Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Mr Timms was attacked during his regular Friday afternoon surgery in his East London constituency.

Choudhary, wearing what appeared to be Muslim dress, allegedly lunged at him and stabbed him twice before being restrained by a security guard and arrested.

An aide to Mr Timms was hailed a hero after it was revealed he wrestled the knife out of the hands of his attacker.

Andrew Bazeley, 22, bravely disarmed the woman, who had made an appointment to see Mr Timms at his surgery.

Mr Bazeley was left covered in blood after he grabbed the knife and restrained her until a security guard arrived.

Unmesh Desai, Mr Timms' election aide and a local councillor, said: 'Thank God Andrew had the presence of mind to get the knife. He was very brave to do what he did.

'He's a young guy and a very slim guy but he had the presence of mind to take the knife away. It's awful to think what could have happened if he hadn't been so brave.'

Mr Timms, 54, had to have surgery last night and is still in hospital today but is recovering well.

Witnesses to the stabbing screamed in terror as they saw the stabbing. One person who arrived moments later said she saw blood on his shirt and an Asian woman being restrained by security guards.

Mr Timms - a senior Labour MP, one of the longest-surviving and least-controversial members of the former Labour Government - was taken to the Royal London Hospital and said to be in 'good spirits'.

Mr Desai said Mr Timms was 'obviously shaken'.

Sagal Ahmed,16, a student at Kingsford Community School, was in the community centre in Beckton when the stabbing happened.

'We just heard this big commotion so we ran in to the room,' she said. 'The security guard had grabbed this Asian woman. She was wearing a long black outfit like what Muslims wear and an orangey headscarf. I think she was a Muslim.

'She wasn't saying anything. They were just grabbing her to keep her still. She was really shaking. The Muslim woman seem shocked and distressed. It was the most shocking thing I've ever seen.

'Then we saw the man [Mr Timms] getting put in another room. We saw the blood on his shirt but I couldn't tell where he'd been stabbed. They were dragging him. He was conscious. He looked shocked and he was pale.'....

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Arrow An Interesting New Book on the Origins of the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe

An Interesting New Book on the Origins of the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe
By Douglas Farah
For those seeking to understand the origins and agenda of the international Muslim Brotherhood, Ian Johnson's new book,A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA and Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West provides a fascinating back story to what we see today both in Europe and the United States.

Johnson, a veteran reporter for the Wall Street Journal, uses declassified documents, presidential archives and interviews and archives of survivors from that time to engagingly unravel the history of the first beachhead of radical Islamists in the Western world. As we now know, the international Muslim Brotherhood, with deep ties to that mosque, went on to establish another beachhead in the United States, where it operates today.

Patiently advancing its agenda over decades, the MB legacy groups in the United States made great inroads in the Bush administration and have reached unprecedented influence in the Obama administration.

But to understand how the group got here, one has to understand the Eisenhower administration's welcoming of MB leaders to the White House (perhaps the single most important legitimizing event for the MB in the United States) in the hopes that the group would advance a joint anti-Communist agenda.

A Mosque in Munich, as Johnson said, "starts during World War II with the Nazis deciding they could use Muslims to fight the Soviet Union. Then, after the war, the very same group of Muslims are recruited by the CIA to do the same thing--fight the Soviets by using Islam. This group is then taken over by the Muslim Brotherhood, which uses Munich as a beachhead to spread into the West. This is twenty years before Afghanistan and the mujahidin; it's the prequel to a lot of what's gone on since.

Plus, this continues right up to the present. The Muslim Brotherhood still plays a key role in setting a radical agenda for Islam in Europe. It's no coincidence that the mosque in Munich is associated with many major terrorist attacks in the West, including the two attacks on the World Trade Center. As our governments try to figure out how to deal with Islam, we need to know our own history first."

It is a lesson that successive administrations have failed to learn, reflected in our fundamental misunderstanding of the MB groups in the United States and Europe as voice of moderation who can help us counter "radicalization" in the Muslim world.

This is important history, and shows how consistently underestimated and misunderstood the radical MB agenda has been, both in Europe and the United States. While the CIA and Nazis felt they were using the MB, in the end the MB ended up advancing its own agenda far more than those, and that influence endures to this day.

Johnson will be doing several book events in the Washington, D.C. area in coming days and it would be worth hearing the story he has unraveled and its implications for us today.

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Veiled or not – a threat is a threat and incitement is incitement:


New Tory chairman Sayeeda Warsi has been slammed by Islamic fundamentalists who warned she could be in physical danger if she visits Muslim communities.

The 39-year-old baroness is the first female Muslim to be given a full Cabinet position. But controversial preacher Anjem Choudary accused her of “betraying” her religion.

He told the Daily Star Sunday: “Sayeeda Warsi is not a Muslim in my eyes.

“She may look like a Muslim and have a Muslim-sounding name but she does not represent Islam or anyone in this country who is a Muslim. “She is a ‘coconut’, brown on the outside but white on the inside.

“In fact, she is whiter than most of the other white people in government. “How can she be a Muslim and support the military involvement of the British Army in Islamic countries?

“She is somebody who pretends to be a practising Muslim but, from her views and statements, she is clearly against Sharia. “She is a disgrace and many true Muslims are angry that she claims to stand for Islam despite betraying Allah.”

Choudary – whose group Islam4UK was banned by the last government – predicted that Baroness Warsi would become the focus of hate.

He said: “She will be attacked by eggs every time she goes near a Muslim community.

“Some more extreme protesters may take the attacks further. There is no doubt she is in danger.”[from your Jihadi thugs, apparently - Ed.]

Meanwhile, Choudary and his supporters will head to Brussels on Saturday to join a mass protest against Belgium’s bid to ban the burka. He stormed: “There will be hundreds of Muslims from Britain heading to Belgium to join with thousands of our brethren to fight against this tyranny.

“We will fight all attempts to destroy Islam. “There will be blood on the streets.”....

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Bat Ye'or at the Vienna Forum, May 9, 2010




Bat Ye'or, whose groundbreaking historical research on dhimmitude opened my eyes, made sense of a great deal I was seeing in Islamic doctrine and history but which was not explained elsewhere, and inspired me to do the work I am doing now, speaks at the Vienna Forum in Austria.

Her talk was sponsored by the Hudson Institute, the Educational Initiative for Central and Eastern Europe, and Kairos Journal. The Forum topic was "The Future of Europe and the Challenge of Islam." Bat Ye'or spoke as part of a panel, "Historical Background and Thorny Issues," with Douglas Murray, Paul Marshall and me.
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What could go wrong? Absurd Britannia Alert: "Judge rules terror pair ARE a threat to national security... but they CAN'T be deported because of human rights," from the Daily Mail, May 18:
Two Pakistani men branded a threat to national security by a judge, today won the right to stay in the country.
Al-Qaeda operative Abid Naseer, 24, and Ahmad Faraz Khan, 26, should not be deported back to their homeland because of the risk to their safety, the same immigration judge ruled.

The pair were arrested last year in counter-terrorism raids but never charged. This morning they were told they had won their appeal against deportation at a hearing of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC).

Mr Justice Mitting, in a written ruling of the tribunal, said: 'For the reasons stated, we are satisfied that Naseer was an al Qaeda operative who posed and still poses a serious threat to the national security of the UK and that... it is conducive to the public good that he should be deported.'

But he added that the tribunal was allowing the appeal because 'the issue of safety on return' made it impossible to deport Naseer to Pakistan....


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Dhimmi Brits allow Islamic hate preacher to enter UK



Meet the new boss, same as the old boss: the previous government blocked freedom fighter Geert Wilders from entering Britain (although that ban was eventually overturned). This one is allowing in hate-filled Islamic supremacists. Dhimmitude in Britain: "Muslim preacher of hate is let into Britain," by David Leppard for The Sunday Times, May 30:
THE home secretary, Theresa May, is facing a stiff test of the Conservative party's claims to oppose radical Islam after her officials chose to allow a misogynist Muslim preacher into Britain.

Zakir Naik, an Indian televangelist described as a "hate-monger" by moderate Muslims and one Tory MP, says western women make themselves "more susceptible to rape" by wearing revealing clothing.

Naik, who proselytises on Peace TV, a satellite television channel, is reported to have called for the execution of Muslims who change their faith, described Americans as "pigs" and said that "every Muslim should be a terrorist".

In a recent lecture, he said he was "with" Osama Bin Laden over the attacks on "terrorist America", adding that the 9/11 hijackings were an inside job by President George W Bush.

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In opposition, David Cameron and other senior Tories led criticism of the Labour government for allowing radical preachers into Britain to stir up hatred on lecture tours. While in opposition, Cameron also campaigned to get Yusuf al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian radical, banned from Britain. [...]

Although Naik makes it clear he does not support specific acts of terrorism, his inflammatory speeches have included one, currently on YouTube, in which he states: "Beware of Muslims saying Osama Bin Laden is right or wrong. I reject them ... we don't know.

"But if you ask my view, if given the truth, if he is fighting the enemies of Islam, I am for him.

"I don't know what he's doing. I'm not in touch with him. I don't know him personally. If he is terrorising the terrorists, if he is terrorising America the terrorist ... I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist."

According to reports in the Indian media, his organisation, the Islamic Research Foundation in Mumbai, was where Rahil Abdul Rehman Sheikh, suspected of being commander of a series of train bombings in Mumbai, and other alleged terrorists spent much of their time before the attacks.

The American terror suspect Najibullah Zazi, arrested last year for planning suicide attacks on the New York subway, is said to have been inspired by Naik's YouTube videos. There is no suggestion Naik had any knowledge of terrorist plotting. [...]

Naik will be appearing at Wembley Arena in London and in Sheffield on his British tour. When he last came to Britain in 2006, his visit was condemned by David Davies, the Tory MP for Monmouth, who described him as a "hate-monger".

A doctor by profession, Naik has distinguished himself from dozens of other "mad mullahs" through his intellect and his ability to recite verbatim extended sections of the Koran. [...]
What? And he isn't deterred by that Holy Book's message of Peace?
Since the 9/11 attacks, he appears to have developed a particular hatred of America. He is reported to have said: "The pig is the most shameless animal on the face of the Earth. It is the only animal that invites its friends to have sex with its mate.

"In America, most people consume pork. Many times after dance parties, they have swapping of wives. Many say, 'You sleep with my wife and I will sleep with your wife'. If you eat pigs then you behave like pigs."

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"Western society has actually degraded [women] to the status of concubines, mistresses and social butterflies, who are mere tools in the hands of pleasure seekers and sex marketeers"

"People who change their religion should face the death penalty"

"It is a blatant secret that this attack on the twin towers was done by George Bush himself"

"If he [Osama Bin Laden] is terrorising the terrorists, if he is terrorising America the terrorist ... I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist"
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Arrow 23-year old Muslim man kills 78-year-old non-Muslim woman, gets 22 months in prison

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23-year old Muslim man kills 78-year-old non-Muslim woman, gets 22 months in prison



Jihad Watch reader LazyBuddha, who kindly sent this in, summarizes: "A 23 year old 'immigrant' punches a 78 year old woman in the face and kills her. He gets 22 months!! The National Democrats hold a rally against anti-Swedish sentiments and who holds a counter demonstration? The local Islamic society."

"23-year-old convicted over car park killing," from The Local, May 28:
A 23-year-old man has been found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 22 months imprisonment in connection with the death of a 78-year-old woman who was assaulted during a parking lot dispute in southern Sweden in March.

Lund district court convicted the man of assaulting the woman outside a supermarket in Landskrona. The attack caused her to fall over and sustain injuries to the back of her head that led to her death in hospital two days later. The 23-year-old was also found guilty of assaulting the woman's 71-year-old husband.

The 23-year-old was also ordered by the court to pay 61,944 kronor ($8,000) in damages to the 78-year-old's husband and her estate.

The Lund court said the 23-year-old would have faced a slightly longer sentence of two years had he not suffered from psychological problems. An examination carried out by the National Board of Forensic Medicine (Rättsmedicinalverket) found the he had long suffered from a form of constant anxiety and related stomach complaints which made him less well-equipped for jail than the majority of prisoners.

The court found that the 23-year-old punched the 71-year-old man in the head and back in an unprovoked attack. He also punched the 78-year-old woman in the head when she intervened to help her husband.

The 23-year-old was fully aware that he was hitting an elderly woman, the court found.

The 23-year-old's credibility in the case was damaged by the fact that he left the car park immediately after the attack and did not make himself known before the police arrived at his home to place him under arrest. When questioned by police, he denied having been at the scene of the crime....

The 23-year-old comes from a family of immigrants and his arrest led to ethnic tensions in Landskrona. The right-wing extremist National Democrats called a public meeting in the town square to "protest against anti-Swedishness". Seeking to counter a rising tide of racial antagonism, organizations including the Church of Sweden and the local Islamic society held their own anti-violence demonstrations....
So a Swedish non-Muslim is victimized, and this becomes an occasion for the Swedish establishment and local Muslim groups to portray Muslims in Sweden as victims. Sounds like America.
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Islamic cleric in Sweden instigated suicide attack on U.S. embassy in 2004



"From Sweden 'he is still trying to set up his jihad group.'" Ain't multiculturalism grand?

Eurabia Alert: "Sweden sheltering terrorist cleric: Uzbek TV," from The Local, May 29:
A cleric based in Sweden has been accused by Uzbek state television of instigating a suicide attack on the US embassy in 2004, as well as directing a series of high-profile killings last year.

A documentary that aired on Thursday night said Obidkhon Nazarov, a once-popular preacher in Uzbekistan who fled to neighbouring Kazakhstan in the late 1990s, had flown to Sweden with the help of "foreign secret services" in 2005.

"Although Nazarov was wanted by Uzbek law enforcement, including Interpol, he could freely fly away from Almaty airport with the help of invisible hands... and found safe shelter in Sweden," the documentary said.

From Sweden "he is still trying to set up his jihad group" that has planned terrorist attacks in Uzbekistan, it said.

Nazarov was granted refugee status by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2006 and in recent years has been living openly in Sweden, where he has criticised the Uzbek authorities.

The former imam of Tokhtoboy mosque in the Uzbek capital Tashkent, Nazarov has previously denied links to extremists in Uzbekistan, a majority-Muslim former Soviet republic in Central Asia....
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Arrow How Islamists Came to Dominate European Islam

How Islamists Came to Dominate European Islam


by Daniel Pipes
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May 25, 2010
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The 7/7 bombings in London, in which Islamists killed 52 and injured 700, prompted British authorities to work with Muslims to avoid future violence.
However, rather than turn to anti-Islamist Muslims who reject the triumphalist goal of applying Islamic law in Europe, they promoted non-violent Islamists, hoping these would persuade coreligionists to express their hatred of the West in lawful ways. This effort featured Tariq Ramadan (b. 1962), a prominent Islamist intellectual. For example, London's Metropolitan Police partially funded a conference Ramadan addressed and Prime Minister Tony Blair appointed him to an official "working group on tackling extremism."



Dwight Eisenhower (center) received a Muslim delegation. Said Ramadan stood at right, clasping papers.


Deploying an Islamist may have seemed like a original and clever idea but it was neither. Western governments have been allying without success with Islamists for decades. Indeed, they have been allying with Ramadan's own family.

In 1953, Dwight D. Eisenhower hosted a group of foreign Muslims that included Said Ramadan (1926-95), a leader of arguably the most influential Islamist organization of the twentieth century, the rabidly anti-West Muslim Brotherhood – and also Tariq's father. The Eisenhower-Ramadan meeting took place in the context of sustained U.S. government efforts to rally Muslims against Soviet communism, in part by putting Said Ramadan on the CIA payroll. Talcott Seelye, an American diplomat who met with him about that time explains: "We thought of Islam as a counterweight to communism."

Then there was Hasan al-Banna (1906-49), Tariq's grandfather, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, and recipient of Nazi funding, American diplomats in Cairo in the late 1940s had "regular meetings" with al-Banna, found him "perfectly empathetic," and perceived his organization to be a "moderate" and even a "positive" force. The British apparently offered al-Banna money.

In other words, Western governments have a history of ignoring the Islamists' repulsive ideology and working with them, even strengthening them.

In a stunning piece of investigative historical research, Ian Johnson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist formerly with the Wall Street Journal, reveals new twists and turns of this drama in his just-released book, A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA, and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27).

Johnson opens with a review of the systematic Nazi efforts to recruit Soviet Muslims from among their prisoners of war. Many Muslims loathed Stalin; and between 150,000 and 300,000 of them fought for the Axis in World War II. In other words, over and above their unfulfilled propaganda effort directed at Arabs, the Nazis actually fielded a substantial force of mainly Turkic Muslims under the leadership of a scholarly Nazi enthusiast named Gerhard von Mende.

After the German defeat in 1945, Johnson follows von Mende as he continued his anti-communist work with ex-Soviet Muslims, now in a Cold War context. But his network of former soldiers proved not very competent at the task of arousing Muslim hostility against the Soviet Union. Their leading intellectual, for example, had served as the imam of an SS division that helped suppress the Warsaw uprising of 1944. Islamists quickly proved themselves far more competent at this political and religious challenge. Johnson explains that they "wear suits, have university degrees, and can formulate their demands in ways that a politician can understand."

The heart of his fascinating study lies in tracing the evolution, much of it in Munich, from old soldiers to new Islamists. It's a classic tale of 1950s intrigue, complete with rehabilitated Nazis, CIA-front organizations, and dueling Soviet-American ambitions.

Johnson shows how, without anyone quite planning it, the Americans usurped von Mende's network and handed it over to Said Ramadan. This early U.S. boost to the Muslim Brotherhood, Johnson argues, gave it the means to establish an Islamist framework just in time to welcome the surge of Muslim immigration to Europe in the 1970s.

Thus did the Islamist domination of European Muslims have two hidden facilitators, Nazi and American. Its origins in Operation Barbarossa reveals the ugly pedigree of today's Islamist strength. Hitler and his thugs could not have foreseen it, but they helped set the stage for Eurabia.

American backing for Islamists prompts Johnson to warn against the futility of allying with the Muslim Brotherhood and its ilk – as Tony Blair once again recently attempted. However tempting, it invariably harms the West. The lesson is simple: be cognizant of history and do not assist the Islamists.
Mr. Pipes is director of the Middle East Forum and Taube distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.
May 25, 2010 updates: (1) The published book lacks photographs to help bring its leading characters come to life. Fortunately, these are available on Ian Johnson's website. I reproduced some of them above .

(2) Coincidentally, I spent the summer of 1953 at the age of three in Munich, just as that city was emerging as a center of Islamic activism, precisely because of the major presence of ex-Soviet Muslims living there. An excerpt from my father's autobiography, Richard Pipes, Vixi: Memoirs of a Non-Belonger (Yale University Press, 2003), p. 74 explains why he took the family to Munich:
At the end of May 1951, with financial assistance from the Center of International Affairs at MIT, Irene and I left Daniel with our parents and went on a four-month trip to Europe and the Middle East. My purpose was to interview the surviving members of national governments of what had been the Russian Empire during the period 1917-21. I located quite a few of them in London, Paris, Munich and Istanbul, and they helped me appreciably to understand the complex situations of that era. In Paris I established contact with the Georgian émigré community. Two years later, I spent another summer in Europe, this time in Munich, interviewing refugees from Soviet Central Asia, nearly all of them ex-German prisoners of war. The information they furnished on life in their regions in the 1930s reinforced my conviction that nationalism was well and alive in the borderlands of the USSR and that no mass assimilation was taking place.
His research that summer provided the basis of his article, "Muslims of Soviet Central Asia: Trends and Prospects," The Middle East Journal, Spring, 1955, pp. 147-162 and Summer, 1955, pp. 295-308.
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Arrow Bin Laden Supporter to Clear Up Misconceptions about Islam

Bin Laden Supporter to Clear Up Misconceptions about Islam

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/Terror...lks.6331609.jp


AN ISLAMIC preacher who once called on all Muslims to become terrorists is coming to Sheffield - to address a peace conference.
Zakir Naik has also referred to Americans as 'pigs', claimed 9/11 was ordered by the US President George Bush and claimed women make themselves 'susceptible to rape' by wearing revealing clothing.

He is the third most popular spiritual guru in his native India.

He has been allowed into Britain to speak at the Al-Khair Peace Convention, taking place at Sheffield Arena, on Friday June 25, and Wembley Arena, London, the following day.

Promoters of the Peace Conference, the London-based Al-Khair Foundation, a registered charity, were unavailable to comment on Naik's background.

An advert for the convention says it aims to 'create a better awareness and understanding of Islam and its message of peace for the entire humanity, in an objective way'.

They added the event was intended to 'remove misconceptions, false fear and hate of Islam and Muslims globally and help people realise that Islam is a just, righteous and peaceful way of life, with due care for human rights and moral values'.

Former medical doctor Naik, who preaches in India via a satellite TV channel called 'Peace TV', has said in one speech: "Beware of Muslims saying Osama Bin Laden is right or wrong. I reject them ... we don't know.

"But if you ask my view, if given the truth, if he is fighting the enemies of Islam, I am for him.

"I don't know what he's doing. I'm not in touch with him. I don't know him personally. If he is terrorising the terrorists, if he is terrorising America the terrorist ... I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist."

Naik has also said: "Western society has actually degraded (women] to the status of concubines, mistresses and social butterflies, who are mere tools in the hands of pleasure seekers and sex marketeers."

And he has called for the death penalty for people who change their religion....

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Arrow Will EU privacy right concerns impede critical counter-terrorism information sharing?

Will EU privacy right concerns impede critical counter-terrorism information sharing?
By Victor Comras



Four years ago I had the opportunity to write a blog here concerning a controversial story in the New York Times which revealed the ongoing sifting of SWIFT intra bank transfer information by US intelligence agencies. The NYT report incensed US government officials who viewed the revelation as a serious setback in their ability to use "follow the money" strategies for tracing and finding terrorist cells. They were deeply concerned that the article had alerted those funding terrorism to the practice and that they would now avoid such transfers. But, the real damage to the program came from a different source – the European-wide outcry concerning what Europeans perceived as violations of their privacy rights. The NYT story provoked an arduous European reconsideration of its data sharing practices and a debate over the correct balance between preserving privacy rights and effectively combating terrorism and terrorism financing. This debate continues today.

Last month members of the European Parliament took up two important resolutions related to data sharing with the United States. They expressed strong concerns over the way the EU Council and Commission were handling these issues with the United States, particularly in the areas of banking data and traveler-related information. And, they warned the EU leadership that they would continue to stand in the way of any agreement which unduly sacrificed privacy rights or subjected private data to potential abuse. They also provided their own advice and guidance to the EU Council and Commission on what safeguards information sharing agreements with the United States must contain.

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International bank account transfers are now channeled, for the most part, through correspondent banking relationships and large-value message and payment clearance systems. The Belgium based Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication ("SWIFT") is one of the largest of these clearing centers, handling some 3.76 billion transaction messages and linking some 8,740 financial institutions in 209 countries. It seemed quite evident and logical that the US would target these critical banking transfer nodes to obtain vital information concerning the financing of terrorism and to trace and locate terrorist cells. And that is precisely what the US Treasury Department did under its Terrorism Finance Tracking Program (TFTP). It developed its own criteria for identifying and subpoenaing specific records and data from Swift.

Following publication on June 23, 2006 of the New York Times story about this practice, and the resulting European uproar, the EU and US agreed to put in place a more formal accord which called for procedures to protect against unauthorized use of the data gleaned from the TFTP SWIFT program. But, European Parliamentarians balked at the arrangement. They insisted that more specific safeguards be put in place that would comply fully with EU privacy legislation. On February 11, 2010, the EU Parliament formally rejected (378 to 196 with 31 abstentions) the US-EU interim data sharing agreement, causing considerable consternation in both European and US counter-terrorism circles.

With the data sharing agreement now supposedly in abeyance, MEP’s have moved forward on providing specific guidance to the EU Council on the protections they want. A new resolution, passed by a raised hands vote, foreclosed inclusion of so-called bulk data sharing and transfers. They also insisted that any new agreement include "strict implementation and supervision safeguards, monitored by an appropriate EU-appointed authority." This authority would be charged with filtering the day-to-day extraction of and use by the US authorities of all such data. The maximum storage period, they indicate, must not exceed five years and the data may not be disclosed to third countries. They also insist on reciprocity that would require the United States to permit EU authorities access to data stored in servers in the US. Finally, they insist that Europeans be given the same rights and access to US courts to challenge errors, and unauthorized use and abuse of the shared data. At present the privacy rights guaranteed under the US Privacy Act can only be invoked by US citizens and permanent residents of the United States.

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While deferring official Parliamentary action on the sharing of information gathered on potential travelers, the MEPs nevertheless reflected grave concerns on the current arrangements in place. The US now requires all airlines flying to the United States to provide the Department of Homeland Security with full electronic access to detailed personal information on all passengers, in the form of Passenger Name Records (PNRs). The MEP’s are aware that interrupting this process might seriously impede international travel. Therefore, they agreed to postpone taking any action. Rather, they indicated in committee discussions with the EC Commission that they wanted the Commission to move ahead on drafting a model PNR and procedures for safeguarding the information against potential abusive release or use.

PNR's contain data collected by airline reservation systems on individuals who make reservations whether or not they actually travel. Each entry is logged in a PNR "history" which is retained by the various reservation systems now in operation. Over time they put together a more complete profile of the potential traveler including the places he has gone, when, with whom, for how long, and at whose expense. This information can be very useful, and is often essential, in identifying potentially dangerous travelers and subjecting them to closer inspection or “no fly” restrictions.

The appropriate balance between protecting privacy rights and counter-terrorism concerns entails many subjective determinations. The essential element in preserving privacy and combating terrorism must be the confidence that has hopefully already developed between US and counter-part EU agencies which have already long handled and processed such data. Few, if any, cases of abuse have arisen so far. Perhaps it is time to rely on this close cooperation and confidence, rather than on new detailed legislated rules, and to make sure that vital counter-terrorism information is available and appropriately assessed in a timely fashion.
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EU, US pledge to ignore the motives and goals of the jihadists while fighting terrorism



The EU and the US have completely bought in to the idea that it somehow "insults" or "defames" Islam to speak accurately about what motivates the jihadists, what they believe, and what they hope to accomplish -- because to do so inevitably leads one into Islamic theology. They are thus pledging not to understand their enemy while trying to fight him -- a sure recipe for disaster. "EU, US pledge to respect Islam while fighting terrorism - Summary," from DPA, June 3:
Luxembourg - The European Union and United States will protect the rights of all religions, including Islam, as they try to fight international terrorism, the two sides declared in a joint statement on Thursday.

Muslims across the EU and US say that they are being unfairly targeted, and their religion demonised, as part of the West's campaign against violent groups such as al-Qaeda.
Al-Qaeda and other Muslim groups that use Islamic texts and teachings to justify their actions are doing the "demonizing," in reality.
The two sides are determined to promote "environments where robust freedoms of religion and expression are enjoyed" and "international efforts to enhance dialogue and broaden understanding among civilizations," the statement said.

That declaration "sends a message to the world in general, and Muslim countries in particular, that we will defend and protect our values ... and that we will remain tolerant of other religions, beliefs and cultures," Spanish Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said after talks with EU counterparts in Luxembourg.

The meeting gave the EU's final approval to the declaration. Rubalcaba chaired the debate, as Spain currently holds the EU's rotating presidency.

The EU and US are both trying to improve their relations with Muslim communities as part of broader efforts to reduce radicalisation and terrorist recruitment in their own countries.

The two sides acknowledge the importance of "countering the threat of home-grown violent extremism" and "addressing legitimate concerns and grievances regarding civil rights and civil liberties from minorities and individuals, in order to build their opposition to violent extremists," their statement said....
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Female Belgian Judge Shot and Axed by Muslim Immigrant



An Albanian immigrant was on the run today after shooting a female judge dead and killing a legal assistant with an axe in a row over housing benefit.

Isabella Brandon, a Belgium Judge of the Peace who specialised in family matters, and André Bellemans, died instantly from wounds to the head.

The bloodbath took place just after lunch in an annex of the Palais de Justice in central Brussels, where security had recently been stepped up because of a high profile terrorist trial.

‘The man was screaming all kinds of threats when he marched up to the women and shot them both in the head a number of times with a rifle,’ said an eye witness.

‘He had been involved in an earlier case about housing benefit and clearly wasn’t happy with the judgment handed down.

‘He’s thought to have gone home to pick up his weapon and then returned to carry out the murder.


‘People inside the court were screaming and shouting throughout the drama. There was blood everywhere. Nothing could have been done to save them.

The man managed to pick up a nasty wound before running away out into the street. All buildings in the area have been locked down, with warnings on TV and radio. Police are trying to find him.’

The man had shot Judge Brandon in the head before using another weapon, thought to be an axe, on her assistant.

He said to have brought the axe down ‘heavily on the assistant’s back,’ said the eye witness.

The women, both in their 50s, were both married with children and were due to retire soon.

Belgium Justice Minister Stefaan De Clerck said it was the first time that a judge had been killed in a court, and that security was usually taken ‘100 per cent for granted.’ ....

The 47-year-old Iranian Muslim murderer had been granted a legal permit to stay in Belgium on ‘humanitarian’ grounds.

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"Moderate" Mullah says kill them all
Here is a moderate Mullah!

Many people would wonder why Hazrat Mirza Sahib said : “Do not say funeral prayers of such people.”

He is openly saying that because Ahmadiyya jamaat is making progress even in Pakistan its members should be put to death. So much for a moderate, tolerant Islam he is supposed to preach.

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Arrow Muslim Claims Spitting on Traffic Cop was 'Native American' Ritual

Muslim Claims Spitting on Traffic Cop was 'Native American' Ritual

http://undhimmi.com/2010/06/03/uk-mu...-wardens-face/


Now this is even stretching the bounds of Taqiyya a little too far:

A traffic warden is quitting after a motorist spat in her face for giving him a ticket.

Mohammed Ahmed, 25, had parked up in a bay in Manchester’s Northern Quarter without bothering to pay.

On finding he was about to get booked, he started shouting and swearing at warden Lindsey Whittaker, who is 5ft 2inch tall.

And Ahmed, of Overbrook Drive, Prestwich, ended up spitting at the victim hitting her on her left cheek and jaw said prosecutor Lindsey Willis.

The City’s Magistrates heard that Miss Whittaker had been left shocked and intimidated. In her impact statement she said: “I don’t do a job that is popular with the public.

“However, with most incidents I can brush them off and carry on – but I haven’t been able to forget this.

“It has resulted in my having to change the area I work in and question whether I want to carry on with this job.”

Ahmed pleaded guilty to assaulting Miss Whittaker and was remanded on bail until today for pre-sentence reports. Solicitor Peter Eatherall, defending, said Ahmed claimed he hadn’t intended to deliberately spit on the warden.

“He has a belief in a native American ritual to ward off future irritations that involves spitting at or towards a solid object.

“Unfortunately at the time he spat the woman stepped in front of him,” Mr Eatherall told the court.

He added that his client believed that he might have mental health problems.

We are sure that Ahmed concocted this obvious pack of lies in an attempt to escape punishment....
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