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Today’s Muslim terror attack in France is not the same as yesterday’s terror attack in France.

Sheesh! Do you need a program or something?

At least ten people were injured, five seriously, after a van rammed into shoppers at a Christmas market in the western city of Nantes Monday evening around 7:00 p.m. local time.

The driver charged at a chalet in a stall serving hot wine, in front of which several people were gathered, a witness told AFP.

“Many were hit, with five requiring particular attention. The attacker was stabbed, but was not killed, despite very serious injuries of his own,” he continued. “The market was quickly cordoned off as emergency service workers arrived at the scene to take the injured to hospital.”

Local newspaper Ouest France, citing a police officer and witnesses on the scene, said the driver, who is being identified as either age 25 or 44, shouted “Allahu Akbar” before plowing into the large crowd of seasonal shoppers at the market.

He then stabbed himself “at least nine times” causing himself serious injuries. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where he is under armed guard.

French authorities are also attempting to determine whether this was a rampage terror attack, but say, as of now, this seems unlikely.

A source was quoted as saying that the motives for the attack were unclear but did not appear to be driven by religious extremism. “As things stand, we have no account pointing to any religious demands.”

Other than Allahu Akbar, you mean.

Police from Nantes also told local reporters the man was “European” and they had established no religious motives for the incident.

We get it already! A man plows a car into a crowd of people while shouting Allahu Akbar, and you see no religious motivation whatsoever. A day after this happened:

The attack comes the day after a mentally ill man yelled “Allahu Akbar” before ramming his vehicle into dozens of pedestrians in the eastern French city of Dijon. 13 people were injured in that incident, which has been ruled to have no link to terrorism.

Monday’s attack also comes two days after a French convert to Islam was shot dead upon stabbing three police officers while also reportedly crying “Allahu Akbar” in the central town of Joue-les-Tours.

Earlier on Monday, French President Francois Hollande called for vigilance after the weekend’s attacks, and urged the public to stay calm and not panic.

Panic, shmanic. Just avoid crowded sidewalks in France anywhere Muslims might be driving, and you should be fine.

PS: That’s three attacks in consecutive days. Anyone wanna bet on Tuesday? I got ten bucks that says yes.

PPS: As Aggie is away, let me take a solo dip in the still pool of schadenfreude while the French reap the terror that their appeasement of hard-line Islam has sown. It’s a bumper crop, if you’ll pardon the pun.

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Man of the Book

Yesterday, we confirmed our suspicion that Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, the despicable assassin or two NYPD cops, was indeed Muslim.

But what kind of Muslim was he?

The gunman who killed two of New York’s Finest was estranged from his own family — with his mother terrified that her disturbed son would explode into violence.

Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who had 19 arrests and a history of mental illness, had not seen his mother, Sheryl Brinsley, or his two sisters in more than a year.

Sheryl Brinsley also told police that her son “had a very troubled childhood and was often violent.”

Ismaaiyl lived a transient lifestyle, with no permanent address. He tried to hang himself last year, his mother told investigators.

In one bizarre Facebook anecdote, Brinsley told a story about a brawl he had with a beggar in Atlanta — a fight that quickly turned into a friendship.

“He asked me for some change. We ended up in an actual fistfight,” Brinsley wrote. “I asked him to come with me and grab a beer. Once at the bar we started talking and I found out he was Muslim too. We good now. All is love.”

Who gets into a fistfight over bumming quarters? Who goes from a fistfight to “all is love”?

He reminds me of someone:

Thirteen people have been injured after a known psychiatric patient drove into pedestrians shouting ‘God is greatest’ in Arabic in a French city.

Two of those hit by the driver, who was believed to be drunk, were in a ‘very serious’ condition in the city of Dijon after being struck shortly after 8pm on Sunday night.

Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet confirmed that the man was a ‘psychiatric patient’ and used expressions including ‘Allahu Akbar’, or ‘God is Great’.

He was also heard to say ‘For the Children of Palestine’, referring to deaths of more than 500 youngsters during the Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip over the summer.

It’s okay now. All is love.

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#i’lllietoyou

We were among many who reported on the big-hearted, soft-headed response to Muslim terrorism in Sydney, Australia, under the hashtag illridewithyou.

As with “hands up, don’t shoot” and “I can’t breathe”, it either didn’t happen at all, or not as portrayed:

As news of the siege unfolded, I scrolled through updates on my phone, searching for the latest information. My brother works in the city of Sydney. My husband’s office is a government building near Martin Place. I knew all were safe and sound, but I wanted to know more.

At this point I saw a woman on the train start to fiddle with her headscarf.

Confession time. In my Facebook status, I editorialised. She wasn’t sitting next to me. She was a bit away, towards the other end of the carriage. Like most people she had been looking at her phone, then slowly started to unpin her scarf.

Tears sprang to my eyes and I was struck by feelings of anger, sadness and bitterness. It was in this mindset that I punched the first status update into my phone, hoping my friends would take a moment to think about the victims of the siege who were not in the cafe.

I spent the rest of the journey staring – rudely – at the back of her uncovered head. I wanted to talk to her, but had no idea what to say. Anything that came to mind seemed tokenistic and patronising. She might not even be Muslim or she could have just been warm! Besides, I was in the “quiet carriage” where even conversation is banned.

By sheer fluke, we got off at the same station, and some part of me decided saying something would be a good thing. Rather than quiz her about her choice of clothing, I thought if I simply offered to walk her to her destination, it might help.

It’s hard to describe the moment when humans, and complete strangers, have a conversation with no words. I wanted to tell her I was sorry for so many things – for overstepping the mark, for making assumptions about a complete stranger and for belonging to a culture where racism was part of her everyday experience.

But none of those words came out, and our near silent encounter was over in a moment.

My second status was written as a heartbreaking postscript to my first. While the woman appeared to appreciate my gesture, we had both left defeated and deflated. What good is one small action against an avalanche of ignorance?

What ignorance? She just finished telling us that she barely spoke to the woman, and didn’t even know if she was Muslim. She made everything up.

I wanted to tell her I was sorry for so many things – for overstepping the mark, for making assumptions about a complete stranger and for belonging to a culture where racism was part of her everyday experience.

WTF? Fellow Australians were being held hostage, some ultimately to die, and she’s apologizing (wordlessly) to a woman who might have been Hispanic, South Asian, Buddhist, or just cold, for a “culture where racism was part of her everyday experience”? Had I been that anonymous woman, I might have let her walk with me, but only out of fear what such a psycho would do if I refused.

Lesson No. 6,348 that liberalism is based on unreality and lies.

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Beaucoup Harem

We’ve said repeatedly that all these non-Islamic Islamic terrorists seem to be in competition with each other.

We seem to be right:

Boko Haram militants are reported to have kidnapped 185 women and children, after slaughtering 32 people in an attack on a remote village in northeast Nigeria.

Two officials, who requested anonymity, said the group gathered the women and children together and took them away in trucks after burning most of the village with petrol bombs

‘After killing our youths, the insurgents have taken away our wives and daughters,’ said Mukhtar Buba, who fled Gumsuri to the Borno state capital Maiduguri.

The other local official said the insurgents ‘stormed the village in a convoy of vehicles (armed) with petrol bombs’ and heavy weapons.

Buba, the resident, said more than half the village had been destroyed.

‘The terrorists mercilessly attacked us and killed at will,’ he told AFP.

Amateurs. Rank Amateurs.

Iraq’s Ministry of Human Rights claims the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) murdered 150 women simply because they refused to marry or perform sexual acts with the terrorists.

“At least 150 females, including pregnant women, were executed in Fallujah by a militant named Abu Anas Al-Libi after they refused to accept jihad marriage,” said the Ministry. “Many families were also forced to migrate from the province’s northern town of Al-Wafa after hundreds of residents received death threats.”

The militants buried the victims in mass graves in the city.

And then in a Fox-Butterfield-is-that-you moment if there ever was one:

Militants claim they adhere to a very conservative interpretation of Islam, yet they run brothels and keep sex slaves.

All this, bear in mind, after the Taliban slaughtered 132 children, what, only yesterday? The ball’s already back in their court!

PS: Sorry to be a bummer, but I do think it better that you know what’s going on. I trust you get that.

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Tough Day To Be A Muslim Child

The adults keep killing them. Aside from the slaughter in Pakistan, an additional 20 children were blown up in Yemen.

Two car bombs killed at least 31 people, including 20 children, in central Yemen’s Radaa city when suspected al Qaeda fighters targeted Houthi militants Tuesday, senior security officials and locals told CNN.
One car bomb struck a Houthi gathering point, but the other did not make it to the target and instead blew up next to a bus that was carrying children home from school, officials said.
All the killed children were under the age of 12
, said Osama Sari, a prominent pro-Houthi activist.
Eleven Houthi fighters were killed, an Interior Ministry official said.
Eyewitnesses told CNN that the death toll within Houthi lines exceeded 18. At least a dozen others were injured, among them six in critical condition, medical sources in Radaa told CNN.

I’m not going to make any wisecracks about whether little kids even want 72 virgins or whether they would have been just as happy with Legos or My First Disney Princess Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Singing Doll.

What in the heck is wrong with these people?

– Aggie

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#i’llwalkthanks

Have you heard about the latest campaign to apologize to Muslims for terrorist acts they have yet to commit?

As a gunman holds people hostage in a cafe in Sydney, thousands of messages of support have been posted online for Muslims in Australia who are afraid of an Islamophobic backlash.

The spark was this post on Facebook by Rachael Jacobs, who said she’d seen a woman she presumed was Muslim silently removing her hijab while sitting next to her on the train: “I ran after her at the train station. I said ‘put it back on. I’ll walk with u’. She started to cry and hugged me for about a minute – then walked off alone’.

That’s nice.

Only there are some Muslims with whom I would not ride:

I get it: people want ordinary, peace-loving Muslims to feel comfortable, to know that the rest of us don’t consider all Muslims to be terrorists (even if pretty much all terrorists are Muslim). But can they call it something else?

#illhavecoffewithyou

#illhavepizzawithyou

#illhaveasederwithyou

Okay, how about #illnodfromacrossthestreetasigetthehellawayfromyoubeforeyoublowmetokingdomcome?

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Can You Top This?

Your move, ISIS:

The Taliban stormed a military-run school in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday and gunned down at least 126 people, most of them children, in one of the country’s deadliest attacks in recent weeks.

Hours after the attack, the Pakistani military was still exchanging gunfire with the militants inside the Army Public School and Degree College, in the violence-plagued city of Peshawar, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the country’s capital, Islamabad.

Most of those who died were between the ages of 12 and 16, said Pervez Khattak, chief minister of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where Peshawar is located.

Mohammed Khurrassani, the TTP spokesman, told CNN the attack was revenge for the killing of hundreds of innocent tribesmen during repeated army operations in provinces including South Waziristan, North Waziristan and the Khyber Agency — all restive regions along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.

For the past few months, the Pakistan military has been conducting a ground offensive aimed at clearing out militants in these areas. The campaign has displaced tens of thousands of people.

Oh. Okay, then.

Just don’t tell Boko Haram:

Residents of northern Nigeria are more on edge than ever. On top of a year of unprecedented terror at the hands of Boko Haram, an increasing number of young girls are donning explosive devices and blowing themselves up in public places—all in the name of the terror group, known for its egregious crimes against Nigeria’s women.

ISIS now says “make love not war”:

The situation for Syrian women has worsened since July at the hands of Islamic State, said Valerie Amos, the UN’s under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief.

She described how women and female children as young as 12 are enslaved and sexually abused. “Women captured as slaves by [Islamic State] have been sold in markets in Raqqa. Some are sold to individual men. Others are kept by [Islamic State] in rest houses and face multiple rapes by fighters returning from the battlefield,” Amos reported during a UN Security Council session on Monday.

We like to have a few laughs at the expense of victims of Islamic terrorism. But Islamic terrorists are testing even our talent at enjoying the misfortunes of others.

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Heard On NPR [Update: Apparently The Islamic Terrorist That NPR Didn’t Know About Killed A Couple Folks

I was gobsmacked this morning during drive time when I heard the NPR news report on the Islamist hostage situation in Sydney. The NPR reporter said, approximately, that there was a hostage situation in Sydney and that the Australian PM says it is probably political in motive. That’s all. Every other news source that I checked correctly noted that there was something resembling an ISIS flag in the window, being held up by the hostages. NPR tried to shield its listeners from the unpleasant fact that the Religion of Peace (or a minority thereof) was carrying out a terror attack in Sydney. What in the world does NPR have to gain by covering this up? And no matter what the answer is, why do I have to pay for it?

And here’s the latest, which you can share with your NPR-disabled friends:

Sydney siege live: Loud explosions heard as police storm Lindt cafe
Updated 14 minutes agoMon 15 Dec 2014, 10:38am

Police have stormed the Lindt cafe in Sydney after an intense period of loud explosions or gunshots and flashes of lights.

Several ambulances are on the scene.

Earlier, police identified the man behind the siege as Iranian cleric Man Haron Monis.

Monis has been holding an unknown number of people hostage at the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Sydney’s Martin Place since Monday morning.

Three people emerged from the building about 4:00pm (AEDT) and they were followed by another two an hour later.

Hostages were earlier seen pressing a black flag with Arabic text against the cafe’s windows.

Monis is on bail for a string of violent offences and has a conviction for sending offensive letters to the families of deceased soldiers.

And this is from CNN

Chilling images from Australian media on Monday showed people, believed to be hostages, with their hands pressed against the cafe’s windows. They were holding up a black flag with Arabic writing on it reading, “There is no God but God and Mohammed is the prophet of God.”

Sounds like angry Congregationalists to me. Again, why are we spending tax money on NPR? They couldn’t find the news if it was handed to them in a brown paper bag.

Update: Two or three dead.

– Aggie

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Not-Islam Watch

Out: Little Orphan Annie.

In: Mrs. Annie al-Shabaab.

Can you take non-Muslim women and children captive? Yes, says ISIS.

Can you have sex with them, even prepubescent girls? Yes, according to the Islamist extremist group.

Can you sell them or give them as gifts to others? The answer is yes, once again.

People in Mosul — the Iraqi city now under control of the group calling itself the Islamic State — got these and other messages loud and clear after sunset prayers Friday, when armed men handed out a color-printed pamphlet “Question and Answers on Female Slaves and their Freedom,” three residents told CNN.

And that’s the thing about ISIS: Its militants have justified their actions — like the beheadings of journalists and aid workers — in God’s name.

Which, as we all know, is absurd, crazy, just wrong. The nerve of these guys!

“Female slaves are the women that Muslims took from their enemies.”

Much of the pamphlet talks about ISIS’ policy on having sexual intercourse with a female slave, something that the group cites the Quran to justify.

“If she was a virgin, he (the owner) can have intercourse with her immediately after the ownership is fulfilled,” ISIS explains. “If she was not a virgin, her uterus must be purified (wait for her period to be sure she is not pregnant.)”

There are other rules as well, like that two men who co-own a captive can’t both have sex with her and that a man can’t have intercourse with his wife’s slave.

As to girls: “It is permissible to have intercourse with the female slave who hasn’t reached puberty if she is fit for intercourse,” the document reads. “However, if she is not fit for intercourse, he (the owner) can only enjoy her without intercourse.”

Beating a female slave for discipline is OK, but beating her for pleasure or as a form of torture is not.

It’s in the Koran, but it’s not Islam. Just remember that.

Time and again, the group cites the Quran and its view of Sharia law.

“ISIS is drawing these rulings from ancient Middle Eastern and Mediterranean codes of conduct for war and prisoners,” said Abbas Barzegar, professor of religious studies at Georgia State University.

“Muslim leaders and lay practitioners the world over continue to condemn ISIS and find its alien interpretation of Islam grotesque and abhorrent. Unfortunately, in the context of failed states and civil wars most sane voices are often the most drowned out.”

None of ISIS’ rationalizations hold up, Seton Hall University law school Professor Bernard Freamon wrote on CNN.com last month.

“This argument is plainly wrong, hypocritical and astonishingly ahistorical, relying on male fantasies inspired by stories from the days of imperial Islam,” said Freamon. “It is also an affront to right-thinking Muslims everywhere and a criminal perversion of Islamic law, particularly its primary source, the glorious Quran.”

There, see? Slavery, child rape, sex trafficking, and beatings are both in and not in the Koran—not to mention “inspired by stories from the days of imperial Islam”.

Nothing could be clearer.

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Not-Islam Watch

Don’t blame me—this is the BBC:

The data gathered by the BBC found that 5,042 people were killed in 664 jihadist attacks across 14 countries – a daily average of 168 deaths, or seven every hour.

About 80% of the deaths came in just four countries – Iraq, Nigeria, Syria and Afghanistan, according to the study of media and civil society reports.

Iraq was the most dangerous place to be, with 1,770 deaths in 233 attacks, ranging from shootings to suicide bombings.

In Nigeria, 786 people, almost all of them civilians, were killed in 27 Boko Haram incidents. These tended to be large and indiscriminate bombings and shootings such as the attack on the central mosque in the northern city of Kano, which left 120 dead.

Of the 16 jihadist groups involved in the bloodshed, Islamic State was the most deadly, killing 2,206 people across Iraq and Syria – 44% of the total death toll.

Civilians bore the brunt of the attacks with a total of 2,079 killed, followed by 1,723 military personnel.

The Islamic State is not Islamic. Just remember that.

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Not Islam Watch

Muhammed?

Not Muslim:

Atheist Ahmad Harqan: I do not believe in the existence of God. Being non-religious and leaving Islam is not something that I wanted, but having lived 27 years of my life in this religion, I decided that I could not go on [believing] in it.

Islam is a very harsh religion, and what ISIS is now doing is, perhaps, a physical manifestation of this religion.

[…]

The Quranic texts are crystal clear. When the Quran says “strike their necks,” it is very clear. When it says “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day, and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful, and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – until they give the jizya willingly while they are humbled” it is very clear, and ISIS understands and implements it in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere.

Boko Haram are also implementing this when they capture women. This is what the Prophet Muhammad and his companions did.

Al-Azhar Fatwa Committee member Sheik Sayyed Zaid: I respect you as a person, Ahmad, but what you have just said is not worthy of respect.

When you say that “ISIS is like Muhammad,” and that Islam is “a criminal faith”…

Ahmad Harqan: I do say that it is a criminal faith, and that the Quran is full of teachings that incite to hatred and murder.

Sheik Sayyed Zaid: First of all, who says that ISIAS is an Islamic group? About a week ago, the American media declared that the ISIS leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi – who has nothing to do with Islam – is of Israeli origin. This is a Mossad ploy. America said this, not me.

Ahmad Harqan: I know that this is not true because people who used to be my friends joined ISIS.

By the logic of the politically correct, they cannot be Muslims—as indeed cannot Muhammed. Just so we’re clear.

PS: Gotta love that tin-foiled hat conspiracy theory near the end. What a hoot!

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Not Islam Watch

Islamic State: fairies. Boko Haram: pu**ies.

This is how an Islamic insurgency deals with infidels:

Somali militants have killed 36 non-Muslim quarry workers near the north Kenyan town of Mandera.

The attackers from the al-Shabab group shot the non-Muslims dead after separating them from Muslims, residents said.

There is growing concern in Kenya about security in regions bordering Somalia after a spate of attacks.

Al-Shabab killed 28 people in an attack on a bus targeting non-Muslims in the same area last week.

I’d say that concern should grow a bit more, a bit faster.

Our standard disclaimer: even though the Muslim terrorists were careful to slaughter only the non-Muslims; even though Al-Shabab (Arabic for “the youth”) is allied with Al Qaeda and other Islamist (hence not Islamic) organizations, it is not Islamic. Not. Islamic.

It is, however, barbaric:

Al-Shabaab has also been accused of being responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of elephants every year for their ivory, and for killing rangers hired to protect them. The proceeds from the ivory trade allegedly supply Al-Shabaab with income with which to carry out their operations.

Killing non-Muslim people is reprehensible, deplorable, but we’re hardly running short of supply. Elephants, on the other hand…Shaba**holes.

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