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It looks like you might have to apologize to the Mennonite community, Aggie.

Looks like the Canadian jihadist might have had other religious leanings:

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau has been identified as the shooting suspect at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada on Wednesday. One soldier who was shot and rushed to hospital later died of his injuries while three other shooting victims remain in hospital.

Canadian police are investigating Michael Zehaf-Bibeau after two U.S. officials said that U.S. agencies have been advised that the shooter was a Canadian convert to Islam. One of the officials said that the man was from Quebec.

The gunman was reportedly dressed in all black and had a scarf over his face.

I wouldn’t call the evidence of his Islamic affiliation iron-clad, but suspicions are justified:

Long before the attack took place, Canadian intelligence experts were assessing the possibility of a terrorist assault, IBT reported. Indeed a report by NBC News, published in early October, said that the country’s top officials were investigating at least 90 people suspected of being involved in terrorism activities.

”Intelligence officials tell NBC News that Canadian authorities have heard would-be terrorists discussing potential ISIS-inspired ‘knife and gun’ attacks against U.S. and Canadian targets inside Canada,” the network reported.

”Both U.S. and Canadian officials fear the beheading of an innocent person in a public place, or the slashing of citizens on a crowded street until police arrive to shoot and ‘martyr’ the terrorists.

”Canadian officials are weighing increased security around public buildings in coming days, government officials there say.”

A day too late, I’m sad to say.

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Is the Pope Catholic?

Is Mohammed Islamic?

In a televised address on how to address the Islamic State this evening, President Barack Obama declared the organization variously known as ISIS or ISIL to be “not Islamic.”

In making this preposterous claim, Obama joins his two immediate predecessors in pronouncing on what is not Islamic. Bill Clinton called the Taliban treatment of women and children “a terrible perversion of Islam.” George W. Bush deemed that 9/11 and other acts of violence against innocents “violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith.”

None of the three has any basis for such assertions. To state the obvious: As non-Muslims and politicians, rather than Muslims and scholars, they are in no position to declare what is Islamic and what is not. As Bernard Lewis, a leading American authority of Islam, notes: “It is surely presumptuous for those who are not Muslims to say what is orthodox and what is heretical in Islam.”

Indeed, Obama compounds his predecessors’ errors and goes further: Clinton and Bush merely described certain actions (treatment of women and children, acts of violence against innocents) as un-Islamic, but Obama has dared to declare an entire organization (and quasi-state) to be “not Islamic.”

The only good thing about this idiocy? At least it’s better than the formulation by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (known as CAIR) which has the nerve to call the Islamic State “anti-Islamic.”

In the end, though, neither U.S. presidents nor Islamist apologists fool people. Anyone with eyes and ears realizes that the Islamic State, like the Taliban and al-Qaeda before it, is 100 percent Islamic. And most Westerners, as indicated by detailed polling in Europe, do have eyes and ears. Over time, they are increasingly relying on common sense to conclude that the group is indeed profoundly Islamic.

We have been trying to tell people for 13 years what seems undeniable to us. Jihadists are drawn to terrorism because of Islam, not in spite of it.

They tell us so themselves:

Thousands of Iraqi women are being forced into sex slavery in brothels run by a ‘police force’ of British women jihadis, it has been reported.

As many as 3,000 women and girls have been taken captive from the Yazidi tribe in Iraq as Isis militants continue their reign of terror across the region.

Sources now say that British female jihadis operating a religious police force called the al-Khanssaa brigade, that punishes women for ‘un-Islamic’ behaviour, have set up brothels to for the use of Isis fighters.

A source told the Mirror: ‘These women are using barbaric interpretations of the Islamic faith to justify their actions.

‘They believe the militants can use these women as they please as they are non-Muslims. It is the British women who have risen to the top of the Islamic State’s sharia police and now they are in charge of this operation.

‘It is as bizarre as it is perverse.’

And it is as Muslim as it is bizarre and perverse. Sorry to tell you.

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House of Worship or House of Correction?

I neglected to mention the other day the main exhibit in our Beantown Terror Tour. We’ve already staked out the malt shop in Cambridge where Tamerlan and Dzokar Tsarnaev hung out after school (carrying girls’ books for them); we sit in the very seats at the gate where Mohammed Atta et al waited to board their final flights; we pass the house where the Times Square bomber plotted his scheme of mass murder on an unimaginable scale.

But I forgot the most important one:

When it was revealed that the Boston Marathon bombers attended a Cambridge, Mass., mosque, its leaders were quick to disavow their actions.

Elder brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s ideology was not their own, the leaders of the Islamic Society mosque claimed. In fact, he was admonished for an extremist outburst he made during one sermon.

So, one crackpot in a congregation. Who can blame the mosque?

But what about eight — including a prominent member of ISIS?

As it turns out, worshippers at the Islamic Society have included:

Abdurahman Alamoudi, the mosque’s founder and first president who in 2004 was sentenced to 23 years in prison for plotting terrorism. In 2005, the Treasury Department issued a statement saying Alamoudi raised money for al Qaeda in the US.

Aafia Siddiqui, an MIT scientist-turned-al Qaeda agent, who in 2010 was sentenced to 86 years in prison for planning a New York chemical attack. Known as “Lady al Qaeda,” she is related to 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed. ISIS has tried to trade her release for journalist hostages.

Tarek Mehanna, who in 2012 got 17 years in prison for conspiring to use automatic weapons to murder shoppers in a suburban Boston mall.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a mosque trustee and Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader banned from the US after issuing a fatwa that called for the killing of US soldiers.

Jamal Badawi, another former trustee who in 2007 was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a plan to funnel more than $12 million to Palestinian suicide bombers.

Now it can be revealed that another regular worshipper at the Islamic Society mosque was Ahmad Abousamra, who is now the top propagandist for ISIS.

Abousamra’s father, a prominent doctor, even sat on the board of directors of the Muslim organization that runs the mosque. He stepped down after the FBI began questioning his son.

Hey, what do I know? Maybe every mosque has this many sworn jihadists among its parishioners. It would fit the available evidence.

The Islamic Society insists it’s moderate — that these extremists were fed by online forums. But Charles Jacobs, head of Boston’s Americans for Peace and Tolerance, says the mosque has hosted pro-jihad speakers and has stocked its library with classic jihadi texts — including writings by Osama bin Laden mentor Syed Qutb.

And Islamic Society leaders have openly defended their worshippers convicted of terrorism — including Siddiqui and Mehanna — despite overwhelming evidence against them. At their hearings and trials, officials have sought their release or lenient sentences. They have also held fund-raisers and rallies for the terrorists.

Recently, investigators found a mosque prayer card for Mehanna tucked in a Russian dictionary in Tsarnaev’s Cambridge apartment.

As for the Islamic Society, it insists it isn’t preaching hate.

But how many terrorists does it take before people are convinced it isn’t a coincidence?

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen! Take a gander at the incubator of ISIS, the terrarium of terrorism, Mohammed’s pied á terror. That’s right, this is little mosque harbored not one, not two, not three, but eight—eight—Islamist scumbags. Step lively, though, we have many stops to make!

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Meanwhile, Our Brave And Brilliant President Refuses Help To Families Trapped On A Mountain

You thought we were helping those poor people, didn’t you? Mission Accomplished!

The United States military has concluded that there are too few Yazidi refugees still trapped in the mountains of northern Iraq to warrant mounting a potentially risky rescue, the Pentagon said late Wednesday.

Military advisers who earlier in the day visited the Sinjar mountains, where as many as 30,000 people were thought to still be trapped, said that they found “far fewer” Yazidis than expected and that those who were there were in better condition than anticipated. Food and water dropped in recent days have reached those who remain, the Pentagon statement said.

The Pentagon said the visit proved that the actions the United States had taken in recent days had succeeded in preventing the Islamic State from capturing and executing the Yazidis, members of a religious sect that Sunni extremists view as heretics. It said the assessment team encountered no hostile forces during its visit and “did not engage in combat operations.”

Brett McGurk, the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for Near East Affairs, said the assessment team had spent 24 hours in the mountains. He declared via Twitter that the U.S. actions had “broken the siege,” a sentiment repeated by State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf: “President said we’re going to break the siege of this mountain, and we broke that siege.”

Well, aren’t we special? We broke the siege. Phew. The people who are still on that mountain are just fine, don’t you worry your pretty little head.

And what exactly was happening on that mountain anyway? There are reports that children are so thirsty, their parents are cutting their own hands so that their kids can drink the blood of the parents. Sounds sort of religious, doesn’t it? Only as I understand it, ordinary parents are not supposed to be offering their blood up to their children.

So I don’t know, and I don’t suppose that any of us really do. If it is ok for more than 170,000 civilians to die in Syria, why are we obsessing about this group on the mountain? On the other hand, how can we be so cruel as to ignore this? What is the matter with us?

Here’s the real question: If we’d had competent leadership in the White House, would we be talking about any of this?

– Aggie

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Sick Administration [Update]

John Kerry says Israel risks becoming an apartheid state On Yom haShoah.

This is in the British press, presumably because the Democrats need Jewish voters in America. I wonder if the NY Times or NPR will report these remarks?

Israel risks evolving into an apartheid state if it fails to negotiate a two-state solution with the Palestinians to end the historic Jewish-Arab conflict, John Kerry, the US secretary of state has warned.
The highly inflammatory remarks, which seemed certain to provoke an angry reaction from Israeli leaders, followed last week’s near collapse of American-brokered peace talks, which Mr Kerry has energetically promoted.
Speaking at a meeting of senior international figures last Friday, America’s top diplomat said it was essential to pursue the two-state solution – commonly defined as Israel existing alongside a sovereign, independent Palestine – to avoid dire consequences.
“A two-state solution will be clearly underscored as the only real alternative,” said Mr Kerry, according to the Daily Beast, which broke the story. “Because a unitary state winds up either being an apartheid state with second class citizens – or it ends up being a state that destroys the capacity of Israel to be a Jewish state.” His remarks were made during a closed-door session of the trilateral commission, which included senior US, Western European, Russian and Japanese officials.

Know what is an Apartheid State? The wanna be state of “Palestine” which has an official no Jew policy. Saudi Arabia, our dear friend. Heck, are there any Arab states that aren’t apartheid?

Let’s look closer to home. Why doesn’t Kerry venture into any of the all-this-or-that areas of the United States? Who is he to criticize Israel? Just another Leftist windbag. I certainly hope that some of the MSM deigns to report Kerry’s antisemitic comments, along with the context that Israel pulled out because Abbas’s Fatah joined the genocidal Hamas organization. Or maybe our government prefers Genocide to Apartheid?

Update: Just to be clear, the Obama administration is calling Israel a potential apartheid state. So those are the choices: either negotiate with genocidal maniacs or be called names by the American idiots.

– Aggie

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Who Want to be Abu Percy or Abu Bruce?

You know the expression, “if you’re going to be a bear, be a grizzly”? It means whatever you pursue, pursue it to the max. Grizzlies are, presumably, the baddest-ass bears of the forest.

Similarly, if you’re going to be a terrorist, be an Abu Jihad. A man of many accomplishments, and owner the best terrorist name this side of Mullah Dadullah. They’re both dead; their names die with them, unfortunately.

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has granted a post-mortem honor to arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, who was responsible for the murder of at least 125 Israelis in numerous terror attacks that he planned, including a bus hijacking in 1978, in which 37 civilians were murdered.

Official PA TV News reported that Abbas, in order “to honor the founding leaders and the first generation of the Palestinian revolution and the PLO, and out of loyalty to their history of struggle,” chose to decorate Abu Jihad with “the highest order of the Star of Honor.”

At the ceremony, Abbas handed the award to Abu Jihad’s widow. Secretary-General of the Presidential Office, Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim, read aloud the “decree” signed by Abbas, calling terrorist Abu Jihad “the model of a true fighter and devoted leader,” and praising him for “his honorable national role”.

Among the military operations planned by Abu Jihad: the explosion at the Zohar reservoir in 1955; the operation to blow up the Israeli National Water Carrier in 1965; the operation at the Savoy Hotel in Tel Aviv, which killed 10 Israelis, in 1975; the blowing up of a truck bomb in Jerusalem in 1975; the killing of Albert Levi, the senior sapper, and his assistant, in Nablus in 1976; the Dalal Mughrabi operation (i.e., bus hijacking), in which more than 37 Israelis were killed, in 1978; the shelling of the Eilat Port in 1979; the Katyusha fire on the northern settlements [in Israel] in 1981…”

In a post earlier today (about Palestinian “honor” killings), I likened Arab occupiers to caged animals in the zoo. I regret that comparison. If Abu Jihad and his ilk were animals, they would have been put down long before (Israel did the world a favor and finally took him out in 1988).

This is like giving an award to a rabid pit bull. How do you make peace with such “people”? Why?

This will be my Christmas card to John Kerry this year:


Wishing you a very Dalal Mughrabi Christmas!

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Salafist Sluts

Unlike Rush Limbaugh’s inappropriate designation of Sandra Fluke, this shoe fits:

Tunisian women have travelled to Syria to wage “sex jihad” by comforting Islamist fighters battling the regime there, Interior Minister Lotfi ben Jeddou has told MPs.

“They have sexual relations with 20, 30, 100″ militants, the minister told members of the National Constituent Assembly on Thursday.

“After the sexual liaisons they have there in the name of ‘jihad al-nikah’ — (sexual holy war, in Arabic) — they come home pregnant,” Ben Jeddou told the MPs.

Jihad al-nikah, permitting extramarital sexual relations with multiple partners, is considered by some hardline Sunni Muslim Salafists as a legitimate form of holy war.

A fetching young lass from Tunisia
From Damascus came home with amnesia;
With crabs, clap, and a bump,
UTI, and the mumps,
And no medicine but milk of magnesia!

[Try finding that on Instapundit!]

Hundreds of Tunisian men have also gone to join the ranks of the jihadists fighting to bring down the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

The jihadist love that dare not speak its name.

I could try to be all serious and ask how a great faith could be so corrupted to sink to such depths—but then it would be a different blog. I just want to know where they’re going to get the 19,604 virgins they’ve promised.

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When Bad Things Happen to Good Jihadis

Al Qaeda in Tuscaloosa:

A rapping jihadist from Alabama who ascended the ranks of Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked militant group and was on the FBI’s most wanted list with a $5m (£3.2m) reward for his capture was reportedly killed on Thursday in an ambush ordered by the militant group’s leader.

Omar Hammami, a native of Daphne, Alabama, who was known as Abu Mansoor al-Amriki, or “the American”, died in southern Somalia following several months on the run after a falling out with al-Shabaab’s top leader, the militants said.

Reports of Hammami’s death crop up every few months in Somalia, only for him to resurface a short while later. But a US terrorism expert who closely follows the inner workings of al-Shabaab said he thought the current reports of the death were accurate.

“I think it’s very likely true based on the sources I am seeing,” said JM Berger, who runs the website Intelwire.com.

American jihadis doing the jobs that native jihadis won’t do:

Along with Adam Gadahn in Pakistan – a former Osama bin Laden spokesman – Hammami was one of the two most notorious Americans in jihad groups. He grew up in Daphne, a community of 20,000 outside Mobile, the son of a Christian mother and a Syrian-born Muslim father.

His YouTube videos that featured him rapping and his presence on Twitter made him one of the most recognisable and studied US foreign fighters. The US put Hammami on its most wanted terrorist list in March and offered a $5m reward for information leading to his capture.

Hammami moved from Alabama to Somalia and joined al-Shabaab in about 2006. He fought alongside al-Shabaab for years until they had a falling out amid signs of increasing tension between Somali and foreign fighters in the group. He first expressed fear for his life in a web video in March 2012 that publicised his rift with al-Shabaab.

The first serious attempt on his life was made in April.

“Just been shot in neck by shabaab assassin. not critical yet,” Hammami tweeted after the April attack. He later wrote on Twitter that the leader of al-Shabaab was sending in forces from multiple directions. “we are few but we might get back up. abu zubayr has gone mad. he’s starting a civil war,” Hammami posted.

Someone with “abu” in his name fomenting civil war???!? The world has gone mad!

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Paper Airplanes of Mass Destruction

Remember the Stonehenge scene from Spinal Tap, when at the climactic point of the song an 18-inch model of a rock plinth, instead of a life-sized recreation, is lowered from the rafters?

Stonehenge, ’tis a magic place
Where the moon doth rise with a dragon’s face
Stonehenge where the virgins lie
And the prayer of devils fill the midnight sky

Something like that happened here:

German authorities staged raids on Tuesday after uncovering an alleged Islamist plot to carry out bomb attacks using model airplanes, federal prosecutors said, according to the AFP news agency.

Elite police units stormed nine sites in southern and eastern Germany, as well as in Belgium, based on suspicion of “preparation of grievous acts of anti-state violence” as well as money-laundering, the federal prosecutor’s office in the southwestern city of Karlsruhe said in a statement.

The searches targeted two men of Tunisian origin “suspected of acquiring information and objects with the aim of carrying out radical Islamist explosives attacks using remote-controlled model airplanes,” according to AFP.

Beyond the two men of Tunisian extraction, the searches also targeted four of their alleged contacts “on suspicion of financing militant jihad” as well as a fifth person accused of money-laundering, the report said.

Public broadcaster SWR reported that several of the suspects studied in Stuttgart, some of them specializing in aeronautics and doing internships in which they flew model airplanes using GPS navigation.

The German raids came one day after six people were arrested in the Paris region in coordinated raids on members of a suspected radical Islamist cell allegedly planning terrorist acts on French soil.

The suspects, aged between 22 and 38, were “all known to police for serious delinquency” and are being detained by the police anti-terrorist unit in the Paris suburb of Levallois.

The members of the suspected Islamist cell include one man from Benin, another from the Comoros and four French nationals, a source close to the case said.

I’m sure model airplanes can do plenty of damage if handled right (or wrong)—look what a couple of pressure cookers did in Boston—but still.

Osama bin Laden is shaking his bullet-ridden, barnacle-encrusted head.

Untitled
Arms merchant of death.

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Heads Were Lopped

Anthony Lane of The New Yorker writes a surprisingly dispassionate reaction to the Woolwich slaughter yesterday. You can read it if you choose.

But I found this comment on the piece very interesting indeed:

Astounding article. Cannot see how you did it without once mentioning Muslim, terrorists, jihad, or Islam. Truly an amazing dance around a central motivation. Accompanying this nuanced dance around several progressive unspeakables are a few more limp condiments: A man with bloody hands and who was holding knives and a meat cleaver is “alleged” to have murdered the man lying in the street behind him. Two men, bloodied, angry, shouting, and holding weapons are the “alleged attackers.

” What was that? It’s the New Yorker you say?? Oh, ok, sorry, haven’t had coffee yet.”

Lane does cite the Allahu Akbar shouts, and does quote in full the terrorist’s videotaped confession, but otherwise says nothing about Islam or jihad. Those subjects just lie there, untouched, like the lifeless body of the dead victim.

PS: Britons are Jews now:

Defence sources said the order had been given that uniform should not be worn by those travelling alone, or on public transport as a “common sense precaution” immediately after the killing.

The same advice is given to Jews living in Europe’s capitals. If you “dress Jewish”, you’re just asking for trouble.

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What So-Called-Palestinian Women May and May Not Do

Mother, may I run a marathon?

No, you may not:

Following are excerpts from a report on the cancellation of the Gaza marathon, which aired on Al-Jadid/New TV on March 13, 2013:

Reporter: After lengthy negotiations between the Gaza government and UNRWA, the latter announced that the annual Gaza marathon, scheduled for next month, would be canceled. The event has already been held twice in the past two years, but the organizers were shocked when this year, the government imposed “regulations to preserve women’s modesty, and to prevent their mixing with men.” The government said that the participation of women runs counter to tradition, and was not relying directly on religious justifications.

UNRWA spokesman ‘Adnan Hasana: The authorities here in Gaza made it clear to us that they would not allow women to participate in the marathon. As a UN organization, we are committed to the laws of equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sex. Therefore, we decided not to comply, and to cancel the marathon.

Deputy Minister for Social Affairs Mustafa Al-Sawwaf: We are a conservative society that does not accept any form of nudity. The marathon brings together a group of men and women, and this, in itself, is forbidden, according to your values and our religion. This is why the government objected to the participation [of women] in this way.

Have you seen the typical build of a male or female marathoner? There’s nothing to see! There’s barely any difference between the two.

However: mother may I put “two in the hat” of Israeli leaders?

Yes, you may:

Following are excerpts from footage of a Hamas officers’ graduation ceremony, in which female snipers exhibited their skills by shooting at photos of Israeli leaders. The ceremony aired on Al-Aqsa TV on March 19, 2013.

Announcer: Now, brothers and sisters, we shall watch a shooting performance by sisters. The men are not the only ones in the battlefield. The sisters, the Muslim women, participate alongside the men in defending the soil of Palestine and our holy places.

Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh is seen sitting next to Salafi Egyptian cleric Safwat Higazi, watching the show.

[…]

Two female snipers aim at a target consisting of a Star of David, with images of Israeli leaders attached to each point.

So-called Palestinians may not believe in nudity, but their disgusting immorality is bare for all to see.

NB: This was an official Hamass event broadcast (if you’ll pardon the pun) on official Hamass TV.

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Put Them All Together They Spell MARTYR…

What’s that you say, sweetheart? Can’t hear you!

Following are excerpts from an interview with Umm Osama, the wife of Hamas MP Khalil Al-Hayya, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on December 2, 2012.

Umm Osama: Women in Palestine play a great role in raising their children and in encouraging them to wage Jihad for the sake of Allah. This is absolutely the most glorious thing a woman can do. Women play their role and are not inferior to men. When a man goes to wage Jihad, his wife does not say “Don’t go” or try to stop him. She encourages and supports him. She is the one who prepares his equipment, bids him farewell, and welcomes [his Jihad].

She instills in her children the love of Jihad and martyrdom for the sake of Allah. If every mother were to prevent her son from waging Jihad for the sake of Allah, who would wage Jihad? Who would support Palestine? Palestine is dear to us, and its price is paid with our body remains and our lifeblood.

Is not Allah’s reward precious? Allah’s reward is Paradise. Paradise requires from us our blood, our body remains, and our efforts for its sake.

[...]

Sister, Jihad is ordained for us. It is our duty to wage Jihad, because either we wage Jihad or…

Interviewer: We want to die as martyrs.

Umm Osama: Indeed we do. I am constantly praying: “Allah, make the end of our days be in martyrdom.” I pray for this even for my husband and my children. None of us want to die in our beds. We pray that Allah will grant us Paradise.

We’d be happy to oblige, Umm, but do us a favor and take that king-sized bed-sheet off your head. Our drones have taken out three clotheslines and a boat slip trying to hunt you down!

PS: Love the name, though. I’m going to adapt it for when the president goes off teleprompter: Umm Obama.

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