Quebec Premier: ‘You cannot disconnect…terrorism from Islam in general’

“Haroun Bouazzi, co-president of the Association of Muslims and Arabs for a Secular Quebec, said..expecting the community to detect a lone wolf who buys a knife and travels to Michigan is asking a lot…’This person had an understanding of his faith that allowed him to kill people.’…Bouazzi said that instead of dwelling on the responsibility of Muslim leaders to prevent extremism, Couillard’s government should be tackling the exclusion of young Muslims that can lead to radicalization. ‘If somebody has to take responsibility for prevention, it’s the government,’ he said.”

Bouazzi does not explain how Ftouhi got “an understanding of his faith that allowed him to kill people.” Was it in a mosque in Quebec? Nor did he explain why the government has the responsibility to do something about this, but the Muslim community doesn’t. How can the Quebec government, a non-Muslim entity, change Muslims’ understanding of their faith?

Note that his declaration that “Couillard’s government should be tackling the exclusion of young Muslims that can lead to radicalization” is based on the assumption that has been discredited in numerous studies, that poverty and lack of opportunity leads to terrorism. It is essentially a veiled attempt at extortion, an attempt to compel the Quebec government to shower millions of dollars on the Muslim community, in the vain hope that it will eradicated jihad terrorism by doing so.

Couillard is to be commended for speaking an obvious truth that few dare to enunciate. Let’s hope he stands his ground.

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard

“After Michigan attack, Quebec Premier calls on Muslim community to play role in preventing terrorism,” by Graeme Hamilton, National Post, June 22, 2017 (thanks to Michael):

MONTREAL – When Islamist terrorists strike in the West, it has become standard for political leaders to stress that the actions of a few should not tarnish an entire community. On Thursday, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard chose a different approach.

Responding to the arrest of Amor Ftouhi of Montreal after a terror assault in Michigan, Couillard said the province’s Muslim community needs to do more to prevent terrorism.

“Unfortunately, you cannot disconnect this type of event – terrorism – from Islam in general,” Couillard said in Quebec City when asked if he was worried the attack would fuel anti-Muslim sentiment. He said he shares the position French President Emmanuel Macron expressed this week in a speech to Muslim community leaders.

“He told them, it’s also your responsibility to act on the theological front, to explain to your people that this (terrorism) is not part of the religion, that it is contrary to the teachings of the religion. There is a dual responsibility,” Couillard said….

Couillard said his government is “completely against” intolerance and discrimination, but there are fears among Quebec Muslims that the latest attack and the premier’s reaction will feed a backlash.

“With remarks like this, saying Islam cannot be disconnected from terrorism, Mr. Couillard is pouring oil on the fire,” said Eve Torres, co-ordinator of a group that works to integrate Muslim women into Quebec society. “He is premier, and not only is he saying Islam and terrorism are inseparable, he says the responsibility for terrorism falls also on the Muslim community. It endangers communities that are already stigmatized.”

Haroun Bouazzi, co-president of the Association of Muslims and Arabs for a Secular Quebec, said community members have for years been working to combat radicalization. When young Quebecers seeking to join the jihad are arrested, it is usually an imam or family member who has tipped off police, he said.

But expecting the community to detect a lone wolf who buys a knife and travels to Michigan is asking a lot, he said.

“This person had an understanding of his faith that allowed him to kill people. That is obviously the reality, and we cannot bring back the words of ‘Allahu akbar’ inside his mouth. He actually yelled that,” Bouazzi said.

“But to link this fact and the responsibility of Muslim communities to play a special role more than any normal citizen is actually stigmatizing.”

Couillard was inspired by a speech Macron gave before the French Council of the Muslim Faith Tuesday night at a meal to break the Ramadan fast.

“It is up to you, religious leaders, to fight toe to toe on theological and religious terrain, to expose the usurping of your values, the appropriation of your religion’s history, the negation of 15 centuries of interpretation work done by your scholars,” Macron said. He added, “The battle of thought and faith must be fought on the ground, especially among the younger generations.”

Last week, Statistics Canada published data showing a sharp increase in hate crimes against Muslims in Quebec — even before taking into account the January attack on a Quebec City mosque that killed six. Bouazzi and Torres were among a group of Muslim activists who called on the government to deliver promised programs to combat racism.

Bouazzi said that instead of dwelling on the responsibility of Muslim leaders to prevent extremism, Couillard’s government should be tackling the exclusion of young Muslims that can lead to radicalization. “If somebody has to take responsibility for prevention, it’s the government,” he said.

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Jesuit scholar: ‘Islam is an open-ended declaration of war against non-Muslims’

Father Boulad said that “Islam is an open-ended declaration of war against non-Muslims” and those who carry out violent jihad are true Muslims who are applying exactly what their creed demands.

This well-known Jesuit, Henri Boulad, who is former Provincial of the Jesuits in Egypt and director of the Jesuit Cultural Center in Alexandria, has set himself apart from other Jesuit and Melkite leaders. He slammed Pope Francis (also a Jesuit) in a warning letter, saying that “on the pretext of openness, tolerance and Christian charity — the Catholic Church has fallen into the trap of the liberal left ideology which is destroying the West.” Yes.

Pope Francis has declared that Muslim terrorism does not exist, and went on a trip to Egypt following jihad massacres on two churches on Palm Sunday 2017, not to bring comfort to the innocent Christian flock, but to “mend ties” with Islamic leaders.

Another influential leader who resigned in May, Gregory III Laham, the Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, became notorious for calling the Melkite Greek Catholic Church the “Church of Islam.” Robert Spencer wrote about him:

He also claimed that Islamic jihad attacks against Middle Eastern Christians were a “Zionist conspiracy against Islam,” and exclaimed that “no one defends Islam like Arab Christians.”

That was certainly true of himself, but Gregory III Laham was not alone: the close relationship between some Middle Eastern Catholic bishops, including Melkites, to the “Palestinian” jihadis and other Muslims in the Middle East should be an embarrassment to the entire Catholic Church, but of course it isn’t. Melkite Archbishop Hilarion Capucci, who died on January 1, 2017, was such a stooge for the “Palestinians” that he was known as the “Chaplain of the PLO.”

Given such dreary realities, Henri Boulad represents an astonishing return to the truth: jihadists routinely quote from Islamic texts and have announced repeatedly that their war is a religious one against “disbelievers.”

Boulad also accepted Hungarian citizenship, in a recent affirmation of Hungarian leader Viktor Orban’s restrictive immigration policy of keeping out Muslim migrants to protect his country from jihad attacks and the skyrocketing crime that other European nations have been plagued with due to vast Muslim migration. Boulad stated that he “would like to…..fight for the future and for the Christian values on the side of Hungary and Viktor Orbán.”

“Jesuit Scholar: Islamic Extremists Are the True Muslims”, by Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, June 16, 2017:

Islamic extremists who carry out acts of terror are simply applying what their faith requires of them, according to Jesuit Father Henri Boulad, an Islamic scholar of the Egyptian Greek Melkite rite.

In an interview with the National Catholic Register, Father Boulad said that “Islam is an open-ended declaration of war against non-Muslims” and those who carry out violent jihad are true Muslims who are applying exactly what their creed demands.

Those who fail to recognize the real threat posed by Islam are naïve and ignorant of history, he said, and unfortunately many in the Church fall into this category.

Citing a letter he wrote last August to Pope Francis, Father Boulad said that “on the pretext of openness, tolerance and Christian charity — the Catholic Church has fallen into the trap of the liberal left ideology which is destroying the West.”

“Anything that does not espouse this ideology is immediately stigmatized in the name of ‘political correctness,’” he said.

The priest went so far as to chastise Pope Francis himself—a fellow Jesuit—suggesting that he has fallen into this trap as well.

“Many think that a certain number of your positions are aligned with this ideology and that, from complacency, you go from concessions to concessions and compromises in compromises at the expense of the truth,” the priest wrote to Francis.

Christians in the West and in the East, he wrote the Pope, “are expecting something from you other than vague and harmless declarations that may obscure reality.”

“It is high time to emerge from a shameful and embarrassed silence in the face of this Islamism that attacks the West and the rest of the world. A systematically conciliatory attitude is interpreted by the majority of Muslims as a sign of fear and weakness,” he said.

“If Jesus said to us: Blessed are the peacemakers, he did not say to us: Blessed are the pacifists. Peace is peace at any cost, at any price. Such an attitude is a pure and simple betrayal of truth,” he said.

The priest also stated his belief that the West is in an ethical and moral debacle, and its defense of Islam is a denial of truth.

“By defending at all costs Islam and seeking to exonerate it from the horrors committed every day in its name, one ends up betraying the truth,” he wrote.

To back up his argument, Father Boulad enumerated a number of texts from the Koran that call on Muslims to employ violence in their conquest of the world for Allah.

The many passages he cited included: “Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them” (Koran 2:191), “Make war on the infidels living in your neighbourhood” (Koran 9:123), “When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them” (Koran 9:5), “Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam” (Koran 5:33), “Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies” (Koran 22:19), and “Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an” Koran 8:12.

Father Boulad is not the first Jesuit scholar to criticize the West for its naivete in dealing with Islam. Last year, Georgetown scholar Father James V. Schall contended that decades of students have been given a “sanitized education” that systematically excludes an honest portrayal of the history and theology of Islam, which limits their ability to assess what is going on in the world.

In his essay titled “Realism and Islam,” Father Schall argued that Islam “is actually and potentially violent throughout its entire history” and the basic reason for this method is religious in nature: “obedience to the Law of Allah.”

Therefore, he wrote, the Western tendency to simply call Muslim violence “terrorism” is insulting to believing Muslims who “see themselves carrying out the will of Allah, even sometimes to their own death in doing so.” Rather than terrorism, he insists, Muslims see their violence as “a religious endeavor to conquer the world,” which they understand to be “an act of piety.”

Because of this gaping educational void, “most citizens are simply not equipped to face the forces now reappearing in the world,” he wrote.

“And while it may be politically incorrect to state these things, they need to be stated……

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19-Year-Old Girl Who Reported Rape by Cousin Sentenced to Stoning

We can always count on sharia to be fair and just — especially to women. Mohammed was the first feminist, after all — so Sarsour et al would have us believe.

The rape victim’s father was a member of the sharia council that sentenced her to the stoning. The council decided that no action needed to be taken against the alleged rapist.

Here is one wretched girl at the blunt end of Islam’s feminism:

WOMAN, 19, IS SENTENCED TO DEATH BY STONING FOR ADULTERY AFTER SHE WAS ‘RAPED AT GUNPOINT BY HER COUSIN’ IN PAKISTAN

  • Woman, 19, claims she was raped in her family home at gunpoint by her cousin
  • She reported crime to tribal court, but it ruled she had intentionally seduced him
  • Court, which included alleged rapist’s father, then sentenced her to death

By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline, 30 May 2017:

A 19-year-old woman has been sentenced to death in Pakistan after she accused her cousin of raping her at gunpoint.

The woman said she was asleep at her family home in Rajanpur, in the country’s central Punjab province, when the attack happened.

She reported the crime to the local panchayat, a tribal court that operates outside the official justice system in remote areas of the country, but was told she had intentionally seduced her attacker.

The panchayat, which included the alleged rapist’s father, then found her guilty of adultery and declared her a Kari, or adulteress, the Express Tribune reports.

As a result the teen was sentenced to death by stoning or to be sold off, according to the Hindustan Times and Tribune.

The council decided no action needed to be taken against the alleged rapist.

The following day the woman and her father went to the police, who have now launched an official investigation.

An arrest warrant has now been issued for the members of the tribal council, and the woman taken to a refuge away from the village.

Women declared Kari are often executed by their own family in so-called honour killings to restore their reputation.

Another warrant has also been issued for the alleged rapist, local media reports.

The woman went to police near her home of Rajanpur, in Punjab, following the ruling. Officers have now issued arrest warrants for the elders and the alleged rapist, and she is in a refuge

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report.

New York City subway posters promote submission of women to Islam

New York City’s virtue is now amply signaled, and it is interesting that the City authorities decided to mount this campaign in the subways, where a Muslima named Yasmin Seweid falsely claimed that she had been brutalized by Trump supporters for wearing hijabs. Actual incidents of harassment of hijab-wearing women are harder to come by.

Also, where is New York City’s concern for Aqsa Parvez, whose Muslim father choked her to death with her hijab after she refused to wear it? Or Aqsa and Amina Muse Ali, a Christian woman in Somalia whom Muslims murdered because she wasn’t wearing a hijab? Or the 40 women who were murdered in Iraq in 2007 for not wearing the hijab; or Alya Al-Safar, whose Muslim cousin threatened to kill her and harm her family because she stopped wearing the hijab in Britain; or Amira Osman Hamid, who faced whipping in Sudan for refusing to wear the hijab; or the Egyptian girl, also named Amira, who committed suicide after being brutalized for her family for refusing to wear the hijab; or the Muslim and non-Muslim teachers at the Islamic College of South Australia who were told that they had to wear the hijab or be fired; or the women in Chechnya whom police shot with paintballs because they weren’t wearing hijab; or the women also in Chechnya who were threatened by men with automatic rifles for not wearing hijab; or the elementary school teachers in Tunisia who were threatened with death for not wearing hijab; or the Syrian schoolgirls who were forbidden to go to school unless they wore hijab; or the women in Gaza whom Hamas has forced to wear hijab; or the women in Iran who protested against the regime by daring to take off their legally-required hijab; or the women in London whom Muslim thugs threatened to murder if they didn’t wear hijab; or the anonymous young Muslim woman who doffed her hijab outside her home and started living a double life in fear of her parents; or the fifteen girls in Saudi Arabia who were killed when the religious police wouldn’t let them leave their burning school building because they had taken off their hijabs in their all-female environment; or all the other women and girls who have been killed or threatened, or who live in fear for daring not to wear the hijab?

Who is standing in solidarity with them? Those who taunt or brutalize hijab-wearing women are louts and creeps, and should be prosecuted if they commit any acts of violence. At the same time, the women who don’t wear hijab in Muslim countries are far more likely to be victims of violence than hijabis in the West. Who speaks for them? Mayor de Blasio?

(Thanks to Julia for the photo.)

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IRONIC: Salman Abedi called his teacher ‘Islamophobic’ for condemning suicide bombings

Considering the widespread atrocities going on in the Muslim world, there should be an outcry from Muslims condemning jihad/martyrdom suicide bombings in the name of their religion, as well as condemnation for the religiously sanctioned beating of wives, killing of gays, apostates, etc. Instead, the outcry is against anyone who speaks the truth about these atrocities committed in the name of Islam. Legitimate critics are deemed “Islamophobic,” with the ultimate goal of subjugating truth-tellers and the West under the sharia.

Map of radical Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe.

Little wonder that the budding jihadist Salman Abedi advocated for the use of the widely accepted yet still regrettable propaganda term “Islamophobia.”

Salman Abedi, Manchester suicide bomber.

“TWISTED LOGIC Salman Abedi reported teacher at his secondary school for being an Islamophobe because he condemned suicide bombers”, by Tom Michael, The Sun, May 26, 2017:

Abedi was part of an Arabic-speaking “clique” during his time at the school, The Times reports.

He is believed to have been part of a group of teens that became upset when one of their teachers brought up the topic of suicide attacks.

The teacher “asked what they thought of someone who would strap on a bomb and blow people up”, according to a source quoted by the paper.

The source said the boys then went to their RE teacher and lodged a complaint, telling them it was “Islamophobic”.

The source added: “[Abedi] was a silly boy, not very serious. He was not smart enough to be a mastermind of anything like that.”

A spokesperson for Burnage Academy said yesterday: “We feel the pain that Manchester feels. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our fellow Mancunians against terrorism in all forms.”

Pals of the evil killer yesterday revealed his wild youth of booze and drug-taking – and how he was nicknamed “Dumbo” because of his big ears.

Pictures show him grinning in a bar with three student friends and on a beach in Libya, before he is thought to have been indoctrinated.

Pals described the brainy Manchester United fan as “very jolly”.

But over the past two years he is said to have changed completely after a number of trips to Libya to visit his family.

His parents are even said to have confiscated his passport amid fears he was being radicalised.

This week it was claimed Abedi called his family in Tripoli 15 ­minutes before the attack.

His mother Samia Tabbal, 50, and father Ramadan, 51, a security officer, were born in the Libyan capital.

They emigrated to London before moving to Manchester.

Manchester-born Abedi is believed to have regularly travelled to see his family, who moved back to Tripoli following the fall of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

One friend said: “He became silent and withdrawn after a trip a ­couple of years ago. Before then he was a happy-go-lucky kid and always did well in school.

“We used to party together. He loved being around his friends and wasn’t a strict Muslim at all.

“He even used to drink alcohol and loved smoking weed, he never mentioned religion.

“He was very jolly and happy. But over the past 18 months he became withdrawn and stopped hanging around with the people he used to.

“Before that he was so boisterous, always the joker.”

They added: “But as he started visiting Tripoli he was exposed to a lot of things. It’s enough to turn the ­purest person dark.

“And that’s what happened to a lot of young men. they were told it’s their religious obligation to step up and fight….

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“Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties, for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed.” (Qur’an 9:111)

“Car bomber kills 18 in east Afghanistan on 1st day of Ramzan,” AFP, May 27, 2017:

KHOST: A suicide car bomber killed 18 people in the eastern Afghan city of Khost today, officials said, in the first major insurgent attack at the start of the holy fasting month of Ramzan.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the bombing, which provincial authorities said targeted Afghan security forces working with American troops in Khost province.

The attack is the latest in a series of assaults on Western-backed forces as the Taliban step up their annual spring offensive and the insurgency expands more than 15 years after they were toppled from power in a US-led invasion.

“A suicide car bomb in Khost province has killed 18 people and wounded six others, including two children,” said interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish.

“The target was a public bus station which was hit by the bombing. The victims were in civilian clothes and it is difficult to verify their identities at this stage.”

But provincial police chief Faizullah Ghairat said the victims were civilians and members of the elite Khost Provincial Force (KPF) working with US troops.

“The bombing took place early morning when KPF members were heading to work,” Ghairat told AFP.

The brazen attack comes just a day after at least 15 Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban fighters attacked their base in Kandahar, in the third major insurgent assault this week on the military in the southern province.

The assault in Shah Wali Kot district followed insurgent raids earlier this week on military bases in the same area and Maiwand district, bringing the death toll among Western-backed troops to around 60.

The battlefield losses mark a stinging blow for NATO-backed Afghan forces and have raised concerns about their capacity to beat back the resurgent Taliban.

Afghan forces are beset by unprecedented casualties and blamed for corruption, desertion and “ghost soldiers” who exist on the payroll but whose salaries are usurped by fraudulent commanders.

During another deadly Taliban attack on security outposts in southern Zabul province on Sunday, local officials made desperate calls to Afghan television stations to seek attention because they were unable to contact senior authorities for help.

The pleas for attention, a major embarrassment for the Western-backed government, highlighted the disarray in security ranks.

The Taliban launched their annual spring offensive in late April, heralding a surge in fighting as the US tries to craft a new Afghan strategy.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis last month warned of “another tough year” for security forces in Afghanistan.

The United States and several NATO allies are considering sending thousands more troops to break the stalemate against the resurgent militants.

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If Manchester jihadi had been Palestinian, his family would have been paid by Abbas

“And as you said this morning, Mr. President, funding and rewarding terrorism must end,” Netanyahu said. “Standing next to you, President Abbas condemned the horrific attack in Manchester. I hope this heralds a real change, because if the attacker had been Palestinian, and the victims had been Israeli children, the suicide bomber’s family would have received a stipend from the Palestinian Authority. That’s Palestinian law. That law must be changed.”

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Yes, and more must be changed as well. It is in the Palestinian Authority charter to obliterate Israel; the aim of the PLO is the “liquidation of the Zionist presence.” As Abbas indicated less than two years ago:

“We welcome every drop of blood spilled in Jerusalem. This is pure blood, clean blood, blood on its way to Allah.”

Netanyahu and Trump’s noble hope of seeing the Palestinian law of paying terrorists changed would mean a complete shift in core perspective: the Palestinian Authority would have to give up Islam’s jihad doctrine, which Abbas would hardly be willing to do. Nonetheless, funding to the PA by American taxpayers should be cut off entirely unless and until they do change this law.

“Netanyahu Praises Trump Calling for End to Rewarding Terrorism, Demands Palestinians Change Terror Reward Law”, by David Rutz, Free Beacon, May 23, 2017:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and President Donald Trump more indirectly, called on the Palestinian Authority Tuesday to cease its policy of paying terrorists who kill Israelis and supporting their families.

During remarks in the West Bank alongside Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, the morning after a suicide bomber in England killed 22 people, Trump said violence should never be “tolerated, funded and even rewarded.”

“I was gratified that President Abbas joined the summit and committed to taking firm but necessary steps to fight terrorism and confront its hateful ideology,” Trump said……

Trump called for condemnation of such terror attacks in a “single, unified voice.”

Later on Tuesday, Netanyahu spoke before Trump at the Israel Museum and noted the statement Trump made while standing next to Abbas. While the terrorist in Manchester was condemned by Abbas, Netanyahu said, the suicide bomber’s family would have received money from the Palestinian Authority if the victims were Israelis.

“And as you said this morning, Mr. President, funding and rewarding terrorism must end,” Netanyahu said. “Standing next to you, President Abbas condemned the horrific attack in Manchester. I hope this heralds a real change, because if the attacker had been Palestinian, and the victims had been Israeli children, the suicide bomber’s family would have received a stipend from the Palestinian Authority. That’s Palestinian law. That law must be changed.”

The Washington Free Beacon reported last year that the Palestinian Authority pays terrorists and their families roughly $140 million a year, or about 10 percent of is annual budget. Official Palestinian media outlets have glorified the perpetrators of violent attacks on Israelis.

The Palestinian who killed U.S. Army veteran Taylor Force to death and wounded several others in March of 2016 was hailed on official media outlets as a “martyr.”

“We welcome every drop of blood spilled in Jerusalem. This is pure blood, clean blood, blood on its way to Allah,” Abbas said in September of 2015 on Palestinian television. “With the help of Allah, every martyr will be in heaven, and every wounded will get his reward.”

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Fighting Back: AFDI’s HUGE CUNY #CancelSarsour Protest [Video]

There has been enormous press coverage surrounding my demo against CUNY’s obscene invitation to, as Milo succinctly put it, “sharia-loving, terrorist-embracing, Jew-hating, ticking time-bomb of progressive horror,” to keynote their commencement ceremonies.

The event was a smashing success, a triumph. Thousands came out in the pouring rain and cold to protest the monstrous invite to a monster.  And that was the lede story. The make-up of the crowd was the lede story. Mostly young, mixed, everything — true Americana. For me, that represents a sea change in our movement.  Seeing that, the enemedia had to spring into action. Not one hour after the event was over, the deranged left-wing New York Daily News crafted a false story headlined “Wild brawl breaks out at rally against CUNY’s commencement speaker civil-rights activist Linda Sarsour,” but of course, there was no wild brawl. Having been called out about this, they have since changed the headline to, “Milo Yiannopoulos-led protest against CUNY commencement speaker Linda Sarsour turns violent.” Wrong again: it was an AFDI protest, and it was not violent.

In a minor incident, two violent left-wing morons were arrested for attacking our people. That’s news? That’s standard operating procedure for those violent goons. But the New York Daily News wrote it up that the violent hooligans were the ones attacked. They just make this stuff up. Did they talk to any of the speakers? No. Did they talk to any of the victims of those arrested? No. The New York Daily News said there were no arrests. But there were. And of course, every other media outlet picking up on the story said that there were no arrests. Did anyone of these “journalists” even make a call to the NYPD?

The Daily Mail also covered our protest against the invitation given to a pro-terror, pro-sharia Jew-hater. What’s so telling is every major news organization picked up the Daily News fake news story about a wild brawl. There were two arrests — violent leftists, of course. It was our people who were attacked. But nowhere do you get the actual story in any of the news accounts. And we didn’t clash. The violent leftwing thugs were agitating and menacing our peaceful protest for the whole of the event.

The news story here isn’t about violence at our event. The story is that we are pushing back against this leftist/Islamic goosestepping army. Why the police put these violent morons right up against our stage is an interesting question. Read about that here.

The most accurate account of our rally is here.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind, Milo, John Guandolo, Nonie Darwish and David Wood gave rousing speeches to a drenched, enthusiastic crowd. It was a turning point.

The fact is that the only reason the cowards at CUNY haven’t cancelled Sarsour is that they are afraid that her coreligionists and their leftist lapdogs will blow the place up if they do.

Media outlets reported “scores” of protesters. Does this look like scores to you? It’s a whole city cross town block, 42nd street between 2nd and 3rd avenues.

The theme of our protest was this: we were mad as hell and we weren’t going to take it anymore.

“Violence erupts as Milo Yiannopoulos-led protesters chanting ‘make America great again’ clash with demonstrators after Linda Sarsour’s CUNY commencement speech,” by Simon Holmes, Mailonline, May 26, 2017:

A rally against one of City University of New York’s commencement speakers ended in a violent altercation between demonstrators and counter-protesters on Thursday.

The scuffle broke out after a band of demonstrators led by alt-right poster boy Milo Yiannopoulos, conservative political commentator Pam Geller and Assemblyman Dov Hikind took to the CUNY campus to blast its decision to select civil-rights activist Linda Sarsour as graduation speaker for its School of Public Health.

A small group of demonstrators said to be chanting ‘Make America Great Again’ supposedly surrounded and attacked 19-year-old counter-protester Heather Morris who accused the group of being ‘Nazis’.

‘They tried hitting me with their fists, their sticks, whatever they found,’ Morris told the New York Daily News after the scuffle.

‘They’re a bunch of Nazis…They probably targeted me because I’m young and I’m brown, too.’

Yiannopoulos and his small group of protesters were rallying against the University’s selection of Sarsour to be its June commencement speaker.

Sarsour rose to prominence in January as the activist who organised the Washington Women’s March soon after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

She has been accused of being an anti-semite for her support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

BDS seeks to put economic pressure on Israel until it grants Palestinian citizens full equality.

The self-proclaimed ‘Palestinian Activist’ also caused uproar after tweeting a photo of a young boy with rocks in each hand facing Israeli police, along with the words ‘the definition of courage.’

Yiannopoulos told the New York Daily News: ‘Linda Sarsour is a Sharia-loving, terrorist-embracing, Jew-hating, ticking time bomb.’

Speaking at the rally he said: ‘It’s now more important than ever to fight Islam in America and particularly its emissaries like Linda Sarsour.’

Geller in her address at the rally laid into Sarsour: ‘She’s earned a reputation as one of this country’s most vicious anti-Israel activists, she has called Netanyahu a ‘waste of skin.’

‘She tweeted a picture of a young Muslim child throwing a rock at Jews, calling him the definition of courage. Surely CUNY can do better?’

A number of CUNY professors have said opting to replace her as speaker would ‘conflict with the First Amendment and the principles of academic freedom.’

A spokesman said after the rally: ‘Some, who object to Ms. Sarsour’s positions, have called on CUNY to rescind the invitation.

‘To take such actions at a public university would violate the First Amendment as well as the principles of academic freedom.’

No arrests were made at the demonstration.

Yiannopoulos describes Linda Sarsour as a ‘Sharia-loving, terrorist-embracing, Jew-hating, ticking time bomb’

Indeed she is.

Here is how the media is covering the AFDI #CancelSarsour demo:

Scuffle erupts at rally against CUNY’s hosting of BDS promoter Linda Sarsour

Jewish Telegraphic Agency3 hours ago‎

One 19-year-old student who supports the invitation to Sarsour – an organizer of the anti-Trump Women’s March on Washington on January 20 — was pushed around by a small group of demonstrators chanting “Make America Great Again,” according to the …

Milo Yiannopoulos protests after CUNY commencement speech

Daily Mail 5 hours ago‎

Sarsour rose to prominence in January as the activist who organised the Washington Women’s March soon after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. She has been accused of being an anti-semite for her support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions …

Watch: Protest against Sarsour commencement speech

Arutz Sheva – 1 hour ago‎

A crowd gathered on Thursday outside of the City University of New York building in Manhattan to protest the university’s intention to host radical anti-Zionist and Sharia law advocate Linda Sarsour on Friday as a commencement speaker for the degree .

Linda Sarsour selected as CUNY graduation speaker sparks outcry

Washington Times – 18 hours ago

Foes of Muslim activist Linda Sarsour held a rally Thursday to decry her selection as graduation speaker at the City University of New York, accusing her of supporting terrorism and chanting, “Surely CUNY can do better!” At a protest outside the CUNY …

Protesters clash about Linda Sarsour’s CUNY speech in rainy NYC

The Jerusalem Post 16 hours ago

NEW YORK – As hundreds of people gathered on Manhattan’s 42nd street on a rainy Thursday afternoon to protest Linda Sarsour’s upcoming speech at a City University of New York graduation, they were met with vocal opposition from the some of the …

MILO and Pamela Geller Protest Sharia-Advocate Linda Sarsour in NYC

Breitbart News – ‎14 hours ago

Former Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos and Pamela Geller held a protest against Sharia-advocate Linda Sarsour’s speaking engagement at The City University of New York (CUNY) on Thursday.

Violence erupts at protest of CUNY grad speaker Linda Sarsour

New York Daily News ‎15 hours ago‎

The scuffle broke out after an unlikely band of protesters — including conservative provocateur Pam Geller, Assemblyman Dov Hikind and alt-right bad boy Milo Yiannopoulos — blasted CUNY’s decision to select civil-rights activist Linda Sarsour. A

Linda Sarsour commencement speech sparks protests

i24NEWS (press release) (registration) – ‎6 hours ago‎

Hundreds of protesters gathered on New York’s 42nd on Thursday to object to Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour’s upcoming speech at a City University of New York graduation ceremony, the Jerusalem Post reported.. Sarsour is slated to deliver a …

Controversial British media star holds NYC rally against Linda Sarsour

The Jerusalem Post – ‎19 hours ago

British provocateur and former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos held a rally in New York City Thursday morning to protest a college commencement speech scheduled to be delivered by controversial Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour.

Protest in New York over Palestinian-American graduation speaker

Reuters – ‎16 hours ago‎

Anti-Trump demonstrators (L) grapple over a U.S. flag with demonstrators protesting against CUNY’s decision to allow Linda Sarsour, a liberal, Palestinian-American political activist, to speak at this year’s commencement in New York, U.S., May 25, 2017.

Right-wing activists protest against Linda Sarsour speech

Middle East Eye – ‎14 hours ago‎

The City University of New York’s (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, which will have its commencement on Tuesday, described liberal, Muslim speaker Linda Sarsour on its website as a “powerful public health and social justice” …

Sarsour commencement speech draws fire

Brooklyn Daily Eagle – 19 hours ago

Linda Sarsour, pictured with Bay Ridge civic leaders John Mancuso (left) and Greg Ahl at a 68th Precinct event in 2015, is at the center of a controversy over her upcoming commencement address at CUNY. Eagle file photo by Paula Katinas …

Protests erupt over university inviting Palestinian-American activist to speak at graduation

ABC15 Arizona – 12 hours ago

Milo Yiannopoulos, the former controversial editor at Breitbart, led a protest on Thursday against the City University of New York for inviting Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour to speak at CUNY’s graduation, multiple outlets reported. Some

Muslim Feminist Leader Linda Sarsour: ‘Muhammad Was a Feminist’

Those were the words of feminist leader, Sharia law supporter and female genital mutilation prescriber Linda Sarsour at an Islamic Relief USA at Dar al-Hijrah mosque Falls Church, Va. It’s the very same mosque that Muslim Imam Anwar al-Awlaki preached

The Antisemitism Linda Sarsour Finds Hilarious

Chanting their iconic slogan, “We’re sore; Sarsour supports terror! Never ever!” scores of excitable activists gathered today to reject the terrorism, violence and un-American-ness of Brooklyn native Linda Sarsour, a known Palestinian directly linked

Person Who Invited Linda Sarsour To Give CUNY Commencement Speech Also An Israel Hater

Israellycool (blog) – ‎8 hours ago

You have probably already heard about the furore surrounding Israel hater and faux feminist Linda Sarsour being invited to give the commencement speech for the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.

Linda Sarsour, Feminist Movement Leader, Too Extreme for CUNY Graduation Speech, Critics Argue

Yahoo News UK – 21 hours ago

Linda Sarsour has been called a “homegirl in a hijab” by The New York Times for her savvy, outspoken brand of activism. A devout Muslim who hails from Brooklyn, Sarsour was until recently the head of the Arab American Association of New York. She was …

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Is the Abedi family Islamikaze?

When I posted  on the NER/Iconoclast yesterday, Who shares responsibility for the Suicide Bombing at the Manchester Arena?,  we  criticized the track record of Conservative PM, Theresa May as former Home Secretary dealing with Islamist extremists in Britain’s midst.

Upon  publication  of the  NER/Iconoclast post we received an email from retired Hebrew University  Professor Raphael Israeli, author of a 2003 book, Islamikaze: Manifestations of Islamic MartyrologyIsraeli’s neologism appeared to us to  describe the  Islamic extremism of the Abedi family of Libyan refugees, among whose progeny was Salman, the  suicide bomber,  a “soldier of the Caliphate,” ISIS and Al Qaeda.  With the arrest in Libya of the father and a brother involved with  Islamic terrorism, perhaps they also might be deemed Islamikaze. 

Following the July 7, 2005 Islamikaze attacks on the London Transport system that killed 52, injuring over 700, Israeli sent a letter to then Labor PM Tony Blair. He criticized official condemnations of the worst Islamic terror attack in the UK as the act of ”criminals.” Instead  Israeli suggested the UK government should brand the native born  Muslim youths as Islamikazes.

Israeli argued  that by  identifying  them as  Islamikaze it would  communicate that  the perpetrators  of this heinous attack were committing  the “holy” act under Qur’anic doctrine. By do so they  became shahids, martyrs, sacrificing their lives to follow in the way of Allah;  jihad against Kufr, infidels, innocent fellow British citizens.

Former UK PM Tony Blair

What follows is Professor Israeli’s letter to the UK PM Tony Blair:

On Hebrew University Letterhead

14 July, 2005

The Honorable Tony Blair
Prime  Minister
London, England

Dear Mr Prime Minister,

Like with most Israelis, my heart went for you and your people during the tragedy that  has been inflicted upon you. I hear many British officials stating their “shock” that the perpetrators were British, and the British public in general expressing their incredulousness that such a home-grown plight could be permitted to develop  under the noses of the authorities.

More than two years ago my book entitled Islamikaze: Manifestations of Islamic Martyrology was published and distributed in London (Frank Cass, 2003), identifying the danger very concretely, with the names of its instigators and their deeds, including the young Britons from Leeds who were recruited and sent to Afghanistan to train for exactly this kind of horror. To my knowledge, no one in a position of responsibility heeded those warnings nor did anything about them. The wishful thinking of “peaceful Islam” and the liberal treatment of  Muslim  murderers who found refuge in Britain  overshadowed  all other considerations, and now the British common people are paying this horrendous price.

I was also struck by the announcement by the Chief of Scotland Yard to the effect that the perpetrators  were just “criminals”, thus skirting their attributes of “Muslim fundamentalists” or “Islamikaze”. Criminals  usually take their risks for economic gains which they try to enjoy by surviving and escaping punishment. Islamikaze, by contrast, are ideological murderers, who take risks and even sacrifice themselves  for an idea (of Islamic dominion) . To call them “suicide bombers” therefore, not only misses the point but may even evoke some sympathy for them and attempts to “understand” why they performed their abominable act.

A new thinking is needed, Mr Prime Minster, not only by England but also by the rest of Western countries in general if we are all to survive  and then overwhelm this relentless wave of Islamic terrorism (no other poor, disadvantaged, “frustrated” etc. group of people has ever launched such a murderous assault on  Western culture).

I have put in the mail, and will also channel via your Ambassador in Israel , the relevant pages from my book which have sounded the alarm two years ago, but were unfortunately ignored.

With my deepest respect and sympathy, I remain

Professor Raphael Israeli

Truly Yours,

Raphael Israeli

Professor of Islamic History
Hebrew University
Jerusalem, ISRAEL

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in the New English Review.

Muslim migrants behind 9 of 10 shootings in Sweden

Democrats are working furiously to bring this pox on humanity here.

Europe has strict gun control laws. But that has never stopped criminals, jihadis or terrorists from getting their claws on them.

IMMIGRANTS BEHIND 9 OF 10 SHOOTINGS IN SWEDEN

FriaTider, May 20, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Domestic.Young men with immigrant background are behind almost all murder and assassination attempts by firearms.It shows a recent survey from DN. Most of them originate in the Middle East and North Africa. Not one is Finns, although it is a large immigrant group in Sweden.

The DN survey includes 53 sentenced and 47 suspects in investigations regarding general shooting since 2013.

Most are born in the 90’s and many live at home with their parents. The use of cannabis is common.

Out of 100 people involved in assassination and murder attempts where firearms were used, 90 people have at least one foreign-born parent, according to DN’s review.

One possible explanation is “variations over time in the part of the population who have a foreign background”, writes DN.

The vast majority of men, around 80 percent, have their roots in the Middle East and northern Africa. Most come from Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey, Somalia and Eritrea.

Latin Americans only occur in three of the cases, people from the Balkans in five and Finns are not in anything, DN points out.

The newspaper explains the extreme overrepresentation with the lack of jobs, for example, writes that less than 30 percent of adult Somalis have a job.

Only 40 percent of men can be linked to organized crime where there is money to earn.

The DN also points out that the darkness is large and that the review does not include casualties with suspects abducted from the investigation.

“It is a fact that the phenomenon of street violence and violence occurs in some areas, and most of those living there have been foreigners,” says sociologist Amir Rostami at Stockholm University to the newspaper.

Linda Staaf, Head of the National Operational Department’s Intelligence Unit, says that the review shows a failed integration in Sweden and that it is a larger social issue for more authorities than her to handle.

She believes that there has been a negative development of society in areas where many immigrants live, and that these areas are increasingly isolated from other Swedish society.

DN’s review also shows that most victims of shooting, both killed and injured, are foreign men.

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report.