JIHAD WATCH DAILY
October 8, 2012
Not great, but better: Romney offers something approaching honesty regarding the Islamic jihad against the West — and that’s a commodity we have not seen in a long time. From his speech today at VMI:
…The attacks against us in Libya were not an isolated incident. They were accompanied by anti-American riots in nearly two dozen other countries, mostly in the Middle East, but also in Africa and Asia. Our embassies have been attacked. Our flag has been burned. Many of our citizens have been threatened and driven from their overseas homes by vicious mobs, shouting “Death to America.” These mobs hoisted the black banner of Islamic extremism over American embassies on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks.As the dust settles, as the murdered are buried, Americans are asking how this happened, how the threats we face have grown so much worse, and what this calls on America to do. These are the right questions. And I have come here today to offer a larger perspective on these tragic recent events—and to share with you, and all Americans, my vision for a freer, more prosperous, and more peaceful world.
The attacks on America last month should not be seen as random acts. They are expressions of a larger struggle that is playing out across the broader Middle East—a region that is now in the midst of the most profound upheaval in a century. And the fault lines of this struggle can be seen clearly in Benghazi itself.
The attack on our Consulate in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012 was likely the work of forces affiliated with those that attacked our homeland on September 11th, 2001. This latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting Islam, despite the Administration’s attempts to convince us of that for so long. No, as the Administration has finally conceded, these attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists who use violence to impose their dark ideology on others, especially women and girls; who are fighting to control much of the Middle East today; and who seek to wage perpetual war on the West….
Will France stand up for its own culture and identity? Or submit quietly to Sharia?
“Nîmes: Muslims Threaten Market Vendors Who Sell Wine, Pork and Light Clothing,” by Cheradenine Zakalwe for Islam Versus Europe, October 8 (thanks to Lachlan):
[Last week,]…in the market of Chemin Bas d’Avignon in Nîmes, Muslims threatened wine sellers, a butcher who sells pork and a pork butcher, as well as vendors who sell “light clothing”, and banned them from coming back on pain of death.Already, a few months ago, a pork butcher disappeared from one day to the next, even though he had a good clientèle. No one understood why, according to a resident of the district.
In June, the market’s commercial arcade was totally burned, and the inhabitants of the district created a collective to complain about the rise in violence from young Muslims, without anything effective having been done about it by the local government.
Muslims have been frequently writing and tweeting me, asking me, “What is your definition of jihad?” “What do you know about jihad, anyway?” and the like. It is certain, however, that none of them will write to Khaled Mashaal and ask him the same question. All that nonsense is solely a tactic to fool the kuffar.
“Mash’al: The Homeland Will Be Restored Only Through Jihad, The Rifle, And Self-Sacrifice,” from MEMRI, October 7 (thanks to all who sent this in):
In a fiery speech in Cairo on October 3, 2012, at a rally commemorating Saladin’s liberation of Jerusalem, Hamas political bureau head Khaled Mash’al said that the Zionists are enemies of Allah and the prophets, and called for preparing to liberate Jerusalem and restore the homeland once more through jihad, the rifle, and self-sacrifice. The event, under the banner “Jerusalem – Together, We Will Defend And Restore Her,” was held under the auspices of Egypt’s cultural minister and representatives of institutions operating in Egypt to liberate Jerusalem, with the participation of advisors to President Mursi.In his speech, Mash’al praised Egyptian President Muhammad Mursi and the new Egyptian regime, and stressed that the Arab ummah, and especially the Palestinians, need an Egypt that once again embraces all the problems of the Arab peoples, chiefly the Palestinian cause. He said: “Egypt’s swift momentum is not just an Egyptian need, but a Palestinian, Arab, and Islamic one [as well]. Egypt needs to awaken quickly, and to get through the transitional period.”…
Mash’al said, “The victory of October 6  is not just Egypt’s victory, but vengeance [against Israel] for the sake of the Palestinian people and the Arabs. It is [also] a message of humiliation to the Zionist entity, which must know that when Egypt prepares for conflict, it is not defeated by any aggressor. The Zionist entity must know that Egypt has returned, and everyone must know that the Zionists are the enemies of Allah and of Muhammad, Jesus, Moses, and Abraham – the enemies of the Prophets, of the Messengers, of values, and of morality.”…
Mash’al went on to warn that Israel intends to create a new reality in Jerusalem, and that therefore, “following the [Arab] Spring, we [Arabs] must prepare for the project of liberating Jerusalem – and the Palestinian role [in this] is no substitute for the Arab role.” He called for ending negotiations with Israel: “The time has come to overturn the negotiating table on those who wished to enslave us.”
He then called on the Palestinian leadership and all its factions to begin the major step of ending division and completing the national reconciliation, adding: “Resistance, not negotiation, is the path to the restoration of rights. Nothing will restore the homeland but jihad, the rifle, and self-sacrifice.”
Since the Taliban had threatened to show their gratitude to these addled Leftists by murdering them, this is for their own safety — not that any of them will wake up.
TANK, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s military has blocked a convoy of thousands of people from entering a lawless tribal region along the border with Afghanistan to protest American drone strikes.The group was turned back just miles from the border of South Waziristan. Most of the demonstrators are Pakistanis, but there was also a small contingent of U.S. anti-war activists.
The protesters were led by Imran Khan, a former Pakistani cricket star who is now a politician. After an hour of negotiations with the military, he announced that the caravan would backtrack to a city about nine miles away.
In a speech there, he said the message to the United States is, “The more you carry out drone attacks, the more people will hate you.”
About three dozen Americans from the anti-war group CODEPINK were part of the march. They say the drone strikes have terrorized peaceful tribes living along the border and have killed many innocent civilians….
The Taliban had threatened to attack the march. The group sees the protest leader as a “slave of the West.”
Yet in the U.S., Ahmadi spokesmen like the execrable Harris Zafar carry water for the same Islamic supremacists who would cheerfully slit his throat if they were both back in Karachi, and instead targets those who stand up for the Ahmadis and decry their persecution.
“Ahmadi Muslims in UK call for urgent action against hate,” by Haroon Siddique in The Guardian, October 7 (thanks to Lachlan):
Members of a Muslim sect persecuted in Pakistan have called for action to prevent groups from peddling hate against them in the UK.The Ahmadiyya community in the UK says it is being targeted through various media and in mosques and conferences by behaviour that it says amounts to religious hatred but is not caught by the definition of that offence under UK law.
The community moved its headquarters to the UK in the 1980s after the Pakistani government passed a law forbidding Ahmadis from calling themselves Muslims and curbing their religious practices.
They were also hounded in Pakistan by Islamic groups that have set up UK satellite offices and are doing the same here, according to Naseer Din, president of the London Ahmadiyya community. “They are advocating sectarianism in Pakistan and creating hatred,” he said. “These [same] groups are coming here and creating the same hatred … There is indoctrination going on in the Muslim community.”
One anti-Ahmadi group is Khatme Nubuwwat, whose UK academy is in Forest Gate, east London. Its website variously describes Ahmadis as “traitors”, “double faced”, “dangerous” and engaged in a “conspiracy against Islam”.
The Liberal Democrat peer Lord Hussain appeared at a Khatme Nubuwwat conference in Luton in July, an event Din said Hussain should not have been supporting.
A leaflet distributed in Wandsworth, south-west London, this year, attributed to a group called Aalmi Majlis Tahaffuze Khatme Nubuwwat, states: “Qadianis [a pejorative term for Ahmadis] are apostate (‘Murtad’) … He should be given the punishment of a Murtad which is capital punishment.” It later makes clear: “Individuals cannot and should not administer this punishment.”
Khatme Nubuwwat means “finality of prophethood”, a reference to the fact that, unlike other Muslims, Ahmadis do not believe Muhammad was the last of the prophets.
This view has also prompted opprobrium on Asian community TV channels operating out of the UK. In May this year the media watchdog, Ofcom, found the Manchester-based Asian television network DM Digital to be in breach of rule 4.2 of its broadcasting code, forbidding abusive treatment of religious views, after an Islamic scholar on one of its programmes stated that the late founder of the Ahmadiyya community was “an apostate and one who deserves to be killed”. Takbeer TV has also been censured by Ofcom.
Din said: “We don’t want to stem …true discussion and scholarly debate but it mustn’t be played out in a climate of hate … Where there’s a history of a certain type of person or movement, like Khatme Nubuwwat preaching at conferences, in mosques … someone needs to look at it. The government needs to act before it gets out of hand.”
Last month, three Ahmadis were reportedly shot dead in 10 days in Karachi in suspected hate crimes. The most notorious attack against Ahmadis came in 2010 when co-ordinated assaults on two Lahore mosques killed scores of people. Din warned: “It’s only a matter of time until an atrocity is carried out against someone in our community here.”
Akber Choudhry, a former Ahmadi from the Khatme Nubuwwat academy, said the group merely sought to help people confused about Islam by the Ahmadiyya community’s teachings. “The hype [about persecution] is worse than the fact. No one in the UK wants to hurt, hate or harm the Ahmadiyya community.” “Some of our [the UK's] imams are firebrands, but that doesn’t have anything to do with the academy.”
Choudhry promised to remove any offensive content on the academy’s website drawn to his attention, but said some offending words were down to “cultural differences”. “If there’s something that is considered inflammatory, that should not be there,” he said. “We call [the Ahmadiyya] a cult, which may be inflammatory.”…
Yet if you dare speak out in the U.S. against this ongoing persecution of the Copts, you’ll be accused of “racism,” “Islamophobia,” and “bigotry,” and will be identified as one of the “extremists” which are, we are told, found in “all religions,” and which are the “real enemy.”
“Muslim Egyptian Lawyer and His Sons Attempt to Demolish Church,” by Mary Abdelmassih for AINA, October 8:
(AINA) — Mohammad Mostafa Kamel, a Muslim prosecutor at the Alexandria Criminal Court, and his two sons, aided by some hired Muslims, broke into the church of the St. Mary in Rashid at 4 PM today and demolished a great part of its alter [sic]. They came to the church with front loaders.Kamel had no demolition order.
His fight with the church goes back to 2009 when he tried to take ownership of the church, claiming that he bought the ancient church, which dates back to the 9th century, from the Greek Orthodox Church. But it was the Coptic church who bought after it was up for sale due to the dwindling number of Greeks in Rashid, which is located 65 km (40 mi) east of Alexandria, in Beheira governorate.
Father Maximos of St. Mary’s Church said that he rushed to the police station with Father Luke Asaad and their lawyer to try to bring the police to help. In the police station the prosecutor and his two sons threatened to kill the two priest and their lawyer. A police report was filed regarding those threats.
“We stayed at the police station for over six hours with the police begging prosecutor Kamel and his two sons not to demolish the church,” said father Maximos, “In spite of them not having a demolition order.”
Father Luke said that the prosecutor had lost all the cases he brought to court against the church, “So when this route failed, he tried taking the matter into his own hands.”
The police confiscated the loader but refused to take legal action against him because he is a prosecutor.
In the attack of 2009, the prosecutor, his sons and their aids demolished the church fence and injured the church guard.
On this week’s Glazov Gang, Jim Horn, Shari Goodman and Leon Weinstein gathered with the ever-formidable Dr. Jamie Glazov to analyze the beat-down Obama received at the hands of Mitt Romney in the first presidential debate. Part I focused on why the president did so poorly in the debate, but Part II, which is above, deals with the arrest of the filmmaker who produced “Innocence of Muslims,” shedding light on why the president is carrying out Islamic blasphemy laws on U.S. territory.