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Shocked—Shocked!

ISIS beheaded someone else. In other news…

He ventured to Syria to tell the stories of those whose lives have been torn apart by war.

But in doing so, Kenji Goto suffered his own gruesome fate — apparently becoming the latest foreigner to be decapitated by ISIS.

A newly distributed video from ISIS appears to show the beheaded body of the Japanese journalist. It came one week after a video surfaced featuring Goto holding a photo of what appeared to be the corpse of his fellow Japanese captive, Haruna Yukawa.

Just like ISIS’ previous beheading videos, the 67-second footage released Saturday was issued by the terror group’s media wing, Al Furqan Media. The video cannot be authenticated by CNN.

And now, Japan finds itself more deeply embroiled in the global fight against ISIS.

“We are deeply saddened by this despicable and horrendous act of terrorism, and we denounce it in the strongest terms,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, according to broadcaster NHK. “To the terrorists, we will never, never forgive them for this act.”

Unlike the United States, Britain and other allies, Japan is not involved in the military campaign against ISIS. But Japan has been providing humanitarian aid in the Middle East as ISIS continues its bloody quest to solidify an Islamic state across parts of Iraq and Syria.

Let me try to untangle my feelings. I am sad, of course, at his death at the hands of the rabid dingos of ISIS. Especially when:

The 47-year-old Goto left Japan last fall, when his youngest daughter was 3 weeks old. His wife, Rinko, first heard from his captors December 2.

Goto’s mother, Junko Ishido, said her son wanted to help create a world without wars.

“I’m shedding tears of sorrow, I just can’t think of any words to say,” she said, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK. “But I don’t want this sorrow to create a chain of hatred.”

He was a husband, a father, and a son. And now he lies dead in the desert. Sad.

Mourning’s over; time to move on!

Mom doesn’t want hate? Really? What would she prefer? Lust? Sloth? I’d rather just forget Goto than be told I can’t hate his executioners. You go ahead and cry, but tears make it hard to aim the rifle scope. Or, in my case, hard to see the keyboard.

I love dogs, but I wouldn’t hesitate to shoot a rabid one. When a mean dog has attacked my beloved Bloodthirsty Puppy, I have viciously kicked an animal I would have been happy to scratch behind the ears only seconds earlier. I love dogs, but I love justice and safety more.

I love humanity, too, or at least I try. Okay, I know I’m supposed to try. For while the creatures I love most in my life are people, so are the creatures I fear most. And hate most, though I try to keep hatred in check. Hatred is a great motivator, but can easily overwhelm more rational thought. Think of a food pyramid with hatred at the pointy apex. You need a little every day, but don’t overdo it.

When Jihadi John and the IS-a-Kills leave yet another husband/father/son a bloody, headless stump in the sand, tell me how else to feel. I’m past shock.

But then, Aggie and I were past shock before we started this blog nine years and two weeks ago (thanks for the cards—not). One of our early fans, Barb from Pittsburgh, raved about our posts and our points of view. But she had to bow out because the world we were revealing to her was too hard for her to take. She didn’t dispute what she wrote, she just couldn’t take it. Never heard from her since.

Who could be shocked anymore after 9/11? Or the Passover Massacre in Netanya? Or the 1994 bombing at the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires? (Or the recent assassination of the prosecutor still looking into it?) Or the abduction of the Chibok girls by Boko Haram? Or Nidal Hassan’s “workplace violence” at Ft. Hood? Or the Luxor Massacre in 1997? Or the the butchery of the Munich Olympics?

Let’s stop there. The world was shocked by Munich; sportscasters were rendered speechless.

More than 40 years have passed, and we’re still “shocked”? I don’t understand. Truly, I don’t understand. Somebody explain it to me.

Goto wanted to “tell the stories of those whose lives have been torn apart by war,” and became the protagonist in a tragic war story of his own. As he must have known it might. I won’t gainsay his decision—it was a brave one—even if I can’t wholly support it. He was a husband, father, and son who could have chosen to remain so, rather than put himself at risk of a merciless death in the desert. Soldiers don’t have the choice; he did.

The least we can do for him in return is to get over ourselves. Be shocked, but get past it. We’ve had 40 years. Let’s try something else.

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John Kerry’s Joke

Not a “botched” one either!

Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said, “the biggest error that we could make would be to blame Muslims collectively for crimes not committed by Muslims alone.” Kerry said we are increasingly fighting back, “but in doing so we also have to keep our heads.”

Oh, John, you wag you!

On second thought, maybe I used the wrong punctuation in the title. A colon rather than an apostrophe would have been more appropriate.

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Meanwhile, in the Muslim World…

While others swooned at the chutzpah of the Israeli Prime Minister inviting Jews from France and the entire world to their ancestral homeland (see below), we thought we’d follow Benjamin Netanyahu’s line of thinking about the practices of radical Islam today.

He cited ISIS:

Two men were hurled from the top of a tower block, two more were crucified in front of a baying crowd and a woman was stoned to death in the latest series of horrific executions by ISIS.

The men were thrown from the roof down to the crowd below in the brutal punishment for being gay.

Down on the ground, two men accused of banditry have been tied to makeshift metal crosses.

Strung up tightly with yellow and green ribbon around their wrists, the men were hanged from the crosses, wincing in agony’

Two masked IS fighters, dressed in khaki military fatigues are photographed standing behind the two crucified men. Upon drawing their pistols, the fighters shoot the two alleged bandits in cold blood. Their motionless bodies remain tied to the metal crosses to the delight of the all male crowd.

Al-Ansari, who appears shabbily dressed in a black robe and a pair of combat boots, is shown shown reading out the crimes against a woman, accused of adultery. The woman is dressed in a full black burqa.

The final two photos show the burqa clad woman being stoned to death by a horde of Islamic State militants, hurling large rocks at the woman.

Lying on the ground surrounded by a pile of rocks, her bright red socks are still visible. An old piece of blue tarpaulin was then used to cover the dead woman’s body as the militants disperse from the horrific scene.

He cited Boko Haram:

An Amnesty International report released Jan. 15 says Boko Haram attacks carried out between Jan. 3 and 7 are “the largest and most destructive yet.”

On Jan. 3, militants began attacking several small towns in northeastern Nigeria. Boko Haram caused extensive damage in the neighbouring border towns of Baga and Doron Baga, leaving over 3,700 homes and buildings damaged or completely destroyed. Satellite images of Doron Baga contained in the report show the scope of the damage.

The number of reported deaths in these attacks vary. An earlier report from Amnesty suggests the death toll reached 2,000 people, while a Nigerian military official reported 150 deaths.

One eyewitness to the attacks told Amnesty that militants shot at people indiscriminately, and also described the killing of a woman in childbirth.

“[Half] of the baby boy is out and she died like this,” the witness said in the report.

He cited Al Qaeda:

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander Nasr Ibn Ali al-Ansi’s 12-minute message declares brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi to be — in the group’s eyes — “heroes” who “were assigned and accepted and fulfilled” a task.

It claims that much of what remains of al Qaeda’s command was somehow involved in choosing the Charlie Hebdo magazine as a target. Several times, it evokes the name of Osama bin Laden, and his successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri — names that, in the current focus on ISIS’ rampage across the Middle East, seem almost to hail from a time of jihad past.

He cited al Nusra:

Al-Qaida’s Syria wing, Nusra Front, shot dead a woman in the northwest of the country after accusing her of adultery, a monitoring group said on Wednesday, saying it showed such execution-style killings were not confined to the militant Islamic State group.

Islamic State, which split from al-Qaida and has seized land in Iraq and Syria, has beheaded and stoned to death Syrian and foreign civilians and combatants for crimes it sees as violating its strict interpretation of Islamic law.

Rami Abdulrahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said he received a video showing the woman being shot in the head outside Idlib city after being charged with adultery. Before she was killed, she begged to see her children but her killer refused, he added.

He cited al Shabaab:

A Kenyan soldier died and five gunmen were killed in a firefight with suspected al-Shabaab militants in the coastal region of Lamu near the Somali border, the army said.

Three soldiers were injured in the clashes at Basuba, about 470 kilometers (290 miles) southeast of the capital, Nairobi, army spokesman David Obonyo said in a statement posted on the website of Kenya’s defense ministry.

“Kenya troops disrupted a suspected al-Shabaab ambush,” Obonyo said. “Five suspected militants were killed and others escaped with multiple injuries.”

Al-Shabaab, the al-Qaeda linked Islamist militant group, has carried out a series of attacks in Kenya since the East African nation deployed troops in Somalia in October 2011 to fight the insurgents. In September 2013, the group claimed responsibility for an attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi in which at least 67 people died.

Sneaky little devil that he is, he also included Hamass and Hezbollah (as well he might).

And people are upset that Netanyahu invited Jews to the home that has always been open to them. We may not all be as sick as those French Muslims who kill Jewish shoppers (in Hyper Cacher), Jewish schoolchildren (in Toulouse), and Jewish men (Ilan Halimi), but if we cannot see evil for what it is, and call it so, we are very little better.

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Netanyahu Takes Selfie With Dead French Jews

Not my opinion—farthest from it—but the opinion of National Public Radio.

What prompted the intemperate outburst against the prime minister of the Jewish State? What wouldn’t?

A little background. Local NPR affiliate WBUR produces a national news talk program, On Point, hosted by Tom Ashbrook. Every Friday, they have a round table discussion of the week’s events, with several guest journalists. I knew something was up when the panel consisted of a retired editor of the Atlantic, a CNN correspondent, and Politico’s Michael Hirsh. A Murderer’s Row of modernist media mediocrity. I guess anyone from Fox, News, the WSJ, the Washington Times, etc. had a previous engagement.

The discussion turned to the rally in Paris, and the “controversy” of Netanyahu’s attendance. Hirsh led the way. Hollande didn’t want Netanyahu to attend, he claimed (there is reporting to that effect, if it is to be believed), but Netanyahu ignored the wishes of his hosts. And why wouldn’t he? The Muslim terrorists targeted the kosher shop because of its association with Jews—why shouldn’t the PM of Israel attend a rally in honor of the Jews who died there? How is that even controversial? Mahmoud Abbas was there. Merkel and Cameron were there. Even the African man (presumably) in the hat. An American functionary was there. But not Netanyahu? That’s insane.

But Hirsch was just getting started. He said Netanyahu hijacked the event to make a plea for French Jews to come to Israel. More, he did so not out of concern for their lives, but out of demographic greed. He needs all the Jews can get his hands on.

You may think I’m mischaracterizing Hirsh’s position. Alas, there is no transcript. (Why can a private radio entrepreneur like Rush Limbaugh get his transcripts up within a few hours, and leave them on the web, searchable, indefinitely, but state-run radio can’t be bothered?)

But there was this supportive comment that confirms everything I wrote:

I want to thank Michael Hirsh from Politico for putting Netanyahu’s self serving comments on inviting French Jews to Israel into perspective. It was a breath of fresh air from someone in the press….and must continue.

I feel it is too bad Jack Beatty doesn’f take on this truth weekly coming out of Israel & the Middle East by their Capital Hill and Wall St Zionist apologists.

Why have freedom of speech and the press and public radio if one is intimidated to take on the truth and the real outlaws of our times in Israel… so many Americans are disgusted with today and boycott.

It seems to me they are the root cause of all this Muslim unrest along with their Wall Street and Wash Apologists and want war daily in the Middle East (see their Bomb ,Bomb Iran mentality in an NYT Op-ed and their warning of “next ” to Syria in London Review) instead of doing what is right and awful and getting off Palestinian land with their illegal Jewish settlements, Fascist wall & blockade of Gaza

Dee, whatever s/he is, loves itself some Michael Hirsh. What was “fresh air” to him/her was one of the most sulfurous emissions from the bowels of Hell to which I have ever had the misfortune of being exposed to. I hear Jim Clancy is out at CNN for his nasty and taunting Twitter comments toward Jews. Maybe Politico is hiring.

But I can’t leave it there. Truth must be heard in the end. This is what Netanyahu said in the Great Synagogue of Paris. Take offense if you will:

On this day, all citizens of Israel and Jews around the world stand with France and the French people. I greatly appreciate the determined stance of the President of France, Francois Hollande, and Prime Minister Valls against any expression of anti-Semitism or anti-Zionism and against terror. This stance is important to France and it is important to the world.

I wish to convey my condolences to the families of the journalists and police and all those innocent people who were murdered while realizing their most basic rights: freedom of expression, freedom of thought and freedom of belief, even the freedom not to believe. These are the values on which modern France is built and these are values that are worth fighting for.

Today I marched through the streets of Paris, in one line with leaders from around the world, in order to say that terror must end. It is time that we fight against terror together. And I would like to use this opportunity to salute the French security forces who acted with remarkable bravery, as well as to express my appreciation to the Malian, who is a Muslim, who helped save seven Jews.

My dear brothers and sisters, I came here from Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Israel, to share in your pain over the murders of Francois-Michel, Philippe, Yoav and of Yohan, who bravely tried to grab the terrorist’s gun and was fatally wounded. The memory of our four holy brothers will be forever engraved on the hearts of our people.

Our shared enemy is radical Islam, not Islam and not just radicals – radical Islam. This form of Islam has many names: ISIS, Hamas, Boko Haram, al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, al-Shabab, Hezbollah; but they are all branches from the same poison tree.

Although the various factions of radical Islam are given to local bloody conflicts, including amongst themselves, they all share the same aspiration: To impose a dark tyranny on the world, to return humanity one thousand years to the past. They trample anyone who does not share their path, first and foremost their Muslim brothers, but their greatest hatred is saved for Western culture, that same culture that respects freedom and equal rights – all the things they so despise.

For this reason it is not a coincidence that radical Islam has sought to destroy Israel from the very day it declared its independence: Because Israel is the only Western democracy in the Middle East, because Israel is the only place that is truly safe for Christians, women, minorities, that respects all human rights.

Well, here is another truth: Radical Islam does not hate the West because of Israel. It hates Israel because it is an organic part of the West. It rightly views Israel as an island of Western democracy and tolerance in an ocean of fanaticism and violence that it wishes to impose on the Middle East, Europe and the entire world.

Israel is not under attack because of this or that detail of its policies, but rather because of its very existence and nature.

Israel stands with Europe and Europe must stand with Israel. As the civilized world today stands with France against terror, so must it stand with Israel against terror. It is the exact same terror. Those who slaughtered Jews in the synagogue in Jerusalem and those who slaughtered Jews and journalists in Paris belong to the same murderous terrorist movement. They should be condemned in the same measure and they must be fought in the same manner.

Only when the international community fights our shared enemy in a uniform manner will we know that we are on the path to victory. I promise you: Israel will continue to fight against terror. Israel will continue to defend itself and we know that when we defend ourselves, we defend the entire civilized world.

Therefore, brothers and sisters, Jews of France, I would like to say to you what I say to our Jewish brothers and sisters from all countries: You have the full right to live in safety and tranquility as citizens with equal rights wherever you wish, including here in France. But Jews of our time have been blessed with another right, a right that did not exist for previous generations of Jews: The right to join their Jewish brothers and sisters in our historic homeland, the Land of Israel; the right to live in our free country, the one and only Jewish state, the State of Israel; the right to stand tall and proud at the walls of Zion, our eternal capital of Jerusalem.

Any Jew who wishes to immigrate to Israel will be welcomed with open arms and warm and accepting hearts. They will not arrive in a foreign land but rather the land of our forefathers. God willing, they will come and many of you will come to our home. Am Yisrael Chai.

The Obama regime dismisses him as “chickens**t” and “Aspergery”. I find him inspiring—one of the very few leaders in the world today willing to speak the truth, certainly the most moving. Those who are affronted choose to be so. They know very well what they do. I choose never to forgive them.

PS: How could I forget that Netanyahu came to claim the bodies of the four dead Jews for burial in Israel—at the request of the families?! This makes criticism even more obscene, if possible. I’m so disgusted, I could spit.

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Obama Finally Gets Serious About Border Security!

Today, for the first time in my adult life, I am proud to be a Saudi citiz—wait, what?

Oh brother:

The Saudi royal family are building a 600-mile barrier to fortify the northern frontier of their kingdom.

The fence and ditch, punctuated with radar surveillance towers, command centres and guard posts, aims to protect the Saudis’ oil-rich territory from invasion by the Islamic State insurgency.

The multi-layered barrier, which will eventually stretch across the Saudi-Iraq border from Jordan to Kuwait, includes 78 monitoring towers, eight command centres, 10 mobile surveillance vehicles, 32 rapid-response centres, and three rapid intervention squads, reports Janes.com.

Citing a promotional video, the defence industry magazine reported the six-mile-deep barrier consists of a ditch, two fences and a patrol road connecting the watchtowers and guard rooms. The video included footage of thermal imagers and battlefield radar systems that can detect individuals at up to 12 miles away and vehicles at up to 24 miles away.

And people say Islam is centuries behind the times. Compare their border to ours.

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Waiting for Dumbo

Boy, this story about Obama blowing off the rally against Muslim terrorism in France is getting a lot of play. Let’s look at some of the takes.

Josh Earnest (by name and nature):

Some have asked whether or not the United States should have sent someone with a higher profile than the ambassador to France. I think it is fair to say we should have sent someone with a higher profile to be there.

Eric Holder was in town, but he had tickets to the Folies Bergère.

A little more Earnest:

ACOSTA: Does the president believe that the White House made a mistake?

EARNEST: I have not spoken to the president about this specific matter.

ACOSTA: And you said that this decision did not reach his level. Doesn’t the buck stop with the president?

EARNEST: It always does. He would be the first person to tell you that.

ACOSTA: So why wasn’t this decision brought to him?

EARNEST: Well, Jim, I’m not going to sort of unpack the planning and logistics that go into these kind of decisions.

ACOSTA: Why not?

Sometimes the best questions when asking truth of power are the simplest. Why? Why not? And then just wait:

EARNEST: Well, just because they’d be pretty complicated.

Netanyahu solved the “complications”.

Andrea Mitchell, considering the usual suspects:

Look at the pictures of the unity march Sunday, world leaders representing all of Europe, even Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu along with his adversary Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, but not President Obama, Joe Biden, or anyone else from the cabinet.

President Obama was at the White House, the Vice President was at his home in Delaware. This comes after a noticeable absence of really strong reaction after those horrors in France last week.

Some comments that he made in the Oval Office, at a photo opportunity, and a line or two added to a community college event in Nashville.

Attorney General Eric Holder was in Paris for a counter-terror meeting, but he didn’t march. At the time he was actually doing interviews with Meet The Press, by satellite and other TV networks.

Secretary of State John Kerry seems to be the only top official with a real explanation. He was keynoting a climate summit in India, he will now travel to Paris Thursday, he was planning to be nearby in Geneva for nuclear talks with Iran.

A “climate summit” in India trumps a multi-million person march against terrorism and mass murder? Obama chose rather to meet with the San Antonio Spurs basketball team, and he had a better excuse.

Jake Tapper:

This president has acknowledged in the past that he doesn’t have the same prediliction for optics, as he refers to it. Images as previous presidents said. He has said it was not his strength. I think it was more than just optics. If you look at the reality of the march, world leaders were not actually marching all the way, but be that as it may, this is being referred to here in France as France’s 9/11.

This is being referred to as a demarcation, a moment where this country is changing.

17 innocent people killed here in France is horrific but can’t compare to 3,000. You also have to look at the fact of, who was the first world leader to come to the United States after the trauma in 2001 who was it?

The president of France. Jacques Chirac came to Washington D.C. and New York right after 9/11, within a week and a half or so.

How far has the Messiah tumbled when he prompts unfavorable comparisons to Jacques-[bleepin’]-Chirac?

But enough with the lap dogs of the press. Jonah Goldberg:

I mean, look, first of all, the guy with the Greek columns, the guy who campaigned in Berlin that somehow he doesn’t like the the theater of politics strikes me as a little ridiculous. The pattern here is that whenever they blow it with their communication shop, the pattern is to then say, ‘well, we’re just too good for the optics,’ but other times they’re perfectly happy to exploit optics and do theater, just sometimes they’re bad at it and say — It’s like when you trip and you say I meant to do that.

Look, everyone agrees that this was a mistake. The question is why this is a mistake.

Goldberg has his theory. And Rush Limbaugh has his:

He’s not gonna subject himself. He’s not going to put himself in a group where he is seen as one of many, many equals.

The other thing is, what was being condemned here? Militant Islam was on the plate here for being condemned. Now let’s face it. This is the president, who at the United Nations, said that we must never allow the word of the prophet to be smeared. I’m paraphrasing. This is the president who wrote that one of the most beautiful sounds he’s ever heard is the morning call to prayer at a mosque in a city where Islam is being practiced. The White House is saying, nah, Obama couldn’t go because this wasn’t about Obama. That’s exactly right, by the way. They may be trying compliment or stave things off, it wasn’t about Obama, so why should he be there? He wasn’t gonna go out and be about, you know, one of 40 people doing the same thing.

There are many other comments and opinions. This is just a sample.

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From the Mouths of Nigerian Archbishops

Didn’t I just say this?

The Catholic Archbishop of Jos, in central Nigeria, has accused the West of ignoring the threat of the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram.

Ignatius Kaigama said the world had to show more determination to halt the group’s advance in Nigeria.

He said the international community had to show the same spirit and resolve it had done after the attacks in France.

His warning came after 23 people were killed by three female suicide bombers, one reported to be 10 years old.

The weekend attacks come after reports that hundreds of people were killed last week during the capture by Boko Haram of the town of Baga in Borno state.

“We need that spirit to be spread around,” he said. “Not just when it [an attack] happens in Europe, but when it happens in Nigeria, in Niger, in Cameroon.

I believe I coined the phrase “black lives matter” in response to the world’s collective yawn at the slaughter of perhaps 2,000 people by Boko Harem’s marauding Muslim militants. Each French life (17 of them at final count) equaled 117 Nigerian lives.

Not that I have a solution to the Boko problem, beyond killing each and every one of them. But then, that’s my solution to so many problems!

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Bonkers or Believers?

I’ve seen references in news headlines to the “motivations” of the Paris terrorists. Round up the usual suspects: Israel, Bush, Abu Ghraib, Two Broke Girls. But wait: we were told the killers were madmen, irrational actors driven to slaughter by a screwed-up pituitary gland or something. Now, they are depicted as making rational (if overreactive) decisions. Something (Israel, Bush, etc. ad nauseam) offended their sensibilities (Muslim sensibilities, as they say, since we’re now taking what they said as gospel, pardon the pun), and they reacted. Violently.

I don’t see how the Left can have it both ways. Israel and Bush (etc. ad nauseam) were either triggers for this carnage, and the killers made calculated choices to respond (against Jews and those “insulted” the prophet); or their minds were warped by hate and blood lust, pay no attention to what they said (about avenging Islam).

The same goes for the Left: don’t listen. And for the same reason: their minds are warped by hate. David Berkowitz was mad as a hatter, but if the Son of Sam had told the police that he went on a killing spree because the neighbor’s dog had told him that the rise of Reagan could be stopped only by pumping bullets into the brain pans of couples making out in cars, the Left and the media (a distinction without a difference) would have given him his own show on whatever the radio equivalent of MSNBC was at the time.

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Les Misérables

Those who committed these acts have nothing to do with the Muslim religion National Socialist party.

PS: Catchy title, huh?

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Suffer the Little Children

Must they suffer this much?

WARNING – GRAPHIC IMAGES: [I don’t print the images, so you’ll have to click the link to see them—or not if you don’t. I wouldn’t.]

Indoctrination Of Children In The Islamic State Caliphate (ISIS)

Children are central to ISIS; they are the future generation of the defenders of the caliphate and they will continue its legacy. ISIS children receive military training, both in camps conducted by the organization and individually, with ISIS fighters. There is little discussion, in the organization and among its supporters, over whether children should be undergoing military training, or even fighting in actual battles. Although there is little documentation of the latter, there is evidence that children are indeed participating in fighting.

In their social media accounts, ISIS supporters proudly present photos of “its” children; in many, they are brandishing weapons. ISIS supporters use such images to prod other Muslims – that is, adults who have not yet done so – to join the jihad. Photos of children reenacting in play some ISIS atrocities, such as the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley, are also widely shared via social media.

In their ISIS environment, children are continuously exposed to ISIS doctrine and actions, and are encouraged to take part in some of those actions. For example, children are often seen among the crowds attending ISIS’s public executions – in some cases, holding ISIS banners mere feet away from the bloody events. Children are also prime targets of the organization’s heavily promoted and constantly expanding Media Points campaign, which consists of booths set up around the caliphate that distribute ISIS content and religious materials and screen ISIS videos around the clock. ISIS children have little chance of avoiding exposure the organization’s doctrine, message, and actions.

On October 20, 2014, a photo of a little boy identified as Abu Al-‘Abd Al-Shami, and described as the “youngest mujahid in the Islamic State,” was posted on alplatformmedia.com. The child is posed with an AK-47 that is taller than he is, and the caption read: “The youngest mujahid in the Islamic State is the hero Abu Al-‘Abd Al-Shami – May Allah protect our hero and support him.”

This is a long report, and typical of the invaluable work undertaken by MEMRI. But I was able to find some images that I feel I can share with you of how ISIS indoctrinates children into a culture of death:

D’oh! Do I feel stupid! Those aren’t pictures of ISIS kids being indoctrinated into a culture of death, those are pictures of Hamass and Hezbollah children being indoctrinated into a culture of death.

Entirely different thing.

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Je Suis Baga-ien

Excluding the terrorist dirtbags themselves, I count 15 people dead in and around Paris. Each one heartbreaking and deplorable.

But I can’t find on the Net a calculator to tell me how many African lives equal one French life. It must be something like 150, but again, no one seems to have written it down:

Niger has said it will not be involved in attempts to retake the key north-east Nigerian town of Baga from the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram.

Bodies reportedly lay strewn on the streets of the town following an assault by the Islamists on Wednesday, with hundreds feared killed.

Nigerian officials told the BBC that almost all of Baga had been set on fire in the militant attacks.

Civilians who fled from Baga this week reported that they had been unable to bury the dead. Corpses littered the town’s streets, said Musa Alhaji Bukar, a senior government official in the area.

As we reported yesterday, perhaps as many 2,000 were slaughtered by Boko Haram’s Islamist troops. It is only the latest (albeit the worst) of their many attacks in recent years.

As we reported. How widely reported elsewhere is this unimaginable atrocity? Not 150 times more than the French murders—indeed, possibly 150 times less.

Why? I thought “black lives mattered”.

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How to Go Into a No-Go Area

We’ve been hearing a lot about these rat holes in the last few days:

A backdrop to the massacre in Paris on Wednesday by self-professed al Qaeda terrorists is that city officials have increasingly ceded control of heavily Muslim neighborhoods to Islamists, block by block.

France has Europe’s largest population of Muslims, some of whom talk openly of ruling the country one day and casting aside Western legal systems for harsh, Islam-based Shariah law.

“The situation is out of control, and it is not reversible,” said Soeren Kern, an analyst at the Gatestone Institute and author of annual reports on the “Islamization of France.”

“Islam is a permanent part of France now. It is not going away,” Mr. Kern said. “I think the future looks very bleak. The problem is a lot of these younger-generation Muslims are not integrating into French society. Although they are French citizens, they don’t really have a future in French society. They feel very alienated from France. This is why radical Islam is so attractive because it gives them a sense of meaning in their life.”

While not a complete safe-haven for al Qaeda-type operatives, Paris and other French cities have become more fertile places for Muslim extremists in the past decade. City leaders have allowed virtual Islamic mini-states to thrive as Muslims gain power to govern in their own way.

“There are no-go areas not just in Paris, but all over France, where they are effectively in control,” said Robert Spencer, who directs JihadWatch.org, a nonprofit that monitors Muslim extremists.

Not just in France. All across Europe.

So, is Europe “finished”, as Steve Emerson says? Possibly, even likely.

But if Europe wants to learn how to take their country back—by themselves this time, not with a massive US war effort—they’ll have to swallow hard and learn from a master:

The IDF’s Urban Warfare Training Center (UWTC) trains special units and armies from all over the world in urban warfare with a variety of simulations.

UWTC founded in 2006 in IDF base Ze’elim, is the world’s largest urban warfare training facility. The facility is spread out over 41,000 square meters and includes over 600 structures such as mosques, eight-story buildings and underground passageways.

Comparable only to that of the U.S., the mock city is commonly used to train for the West Bank or the Gaza Strip.

The center also simulates a variety of civilian centers including markets, alleys, refugee camps, kasbahs and even tunnels. Buildings such as schools are not detailed since IDF forces would refrain from entering them.

The facility allows for training in laser-shooting and subsequent investigations of shots (where they were coming from, for example) using an advanced system of sensors.

UWTC also employs a system that monitors the location of each soldier, enabling recognition and improvement of flaws, thus minimizing casualties on both sides.

Israel took limitless grief for going building to building against Arab terrorists in Jenin, not least from France. What was supposed to be a Zionist massacre was actually bloody hand-to-hand combat. A hell of a way to learn, but Israel is willing to share. Even with France.

If it works in Gaza, it’ll work in Paris.

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