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Muslim migrants see infidel women as ‘fair game’ to be raped

They are following Muhammad, the “perfect example.”

This goes to the heart of all the sex attacks taking place in Europe. Politicians can keep turning a blind eye, but this problem will continue to get worse.

Sex slavery and rape is in accordance with Quran chapter and verse. Sex slaves are war booty. Following a victory, Muhammad would usually distribute the captives, both male and female, as slaves to his soldiers. And Muhammad is the “perfect example for Muslims.” According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50).

The Qur’an says: “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war” (33:50). 4:3 and 4:24 extend this privilege to Muslim men in general.

The Qur’an says that a man may have sex with his wives and with these slave girls: “The believers must (eventually) win through, those who humble themselves in their prayers; who avoid vain talk; who are active in deeds of charity; who abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess, for (in their case) they are free from blame.” (Qur’an 23:1-6)


SYRIAN-BORN POLITICAL SCIENTIST SAYS MIGRANTS SEE GERMAN WOMEN AS ‘FAIR GAME’ TO BE RAPED

GERMAN women are seen as “prostitutes” and “fair game” by migrants, a top political scientist has warned.
By Katie Mansfield, The Express, Dec 8, 2016:

The 72-year-old warned women will be raped by migrants with tensions set to escalate between Germans and immigrants as integration remains a huge problem.

A record 890,000 migrants arrived in Germany last year with alleged sex attacks by migrants soaring in 2016.

Professor Tibi, who moved to Germany from Syria when he was 18, says the current trend is likely to continue.

He said: “German women sleep with men without being married to them. In the eyes of the migrants their behaviour is like that of a prostitute.

“That is why they are considered fair game and can be raped.”

Migrants committed 1,576 sex crimes in Germany in 2015, compared to 1683 in the first six months of this year.

Professor Tibi said: ”Hundreds of young Muslim men treated women as objects to hunt down. They know what they do is prohibited by law.“But they also think German women are sluts. And in addition they know their actions have no consequences. The German police do not fear the refugees, they fear to be branded as racist when dealing with them.”Professor Dr Michael Guenter, the medical director of a psychiatric clinic in Stuttgart, has been examining child migrants who have become criminals.

A record 890,000 migrants arrived in Germany last year

A record 890,000 migrants arrived in Germany last year

Migrants committed 1,576 sex crimes in Germany in 2015
He claims there are several ways how youngsters can develop into sex offenders.Dr Guenter said: “They develop their fantasies mostly between the ages of 15 and 17 years. If they grow up in bad conditions, the brutal fantasies might get more distinctively out of hand.”When young men come from countries where women are oppressed and see how open our society is, it tears them apart. They cannot cope with this discrepancy.“They have grown up with repressive sexual morals, a moral doctrine that prohibits the enjoyment of sexuality before marriage.
Iraqi asylum seeker Zaid K has been arrested in connection with the rape of two students

Iraqi asylum seeker Zaid K has been arrested in connection with the rape of two students.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on PamelaGeller.com.
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It’s Okay to send Gay people Death Threats – but only if you’re Muslim

On the left, Islam trumps gays, women, Jews, Christians — Islam trumps it all. I saw this years ago, when gays are persecuted by Muslims here and in Muslim countries, the left turns a blind eye just like the feminists do with honor violence, FGM, and gender apartheid.

FURY AS WATCHDOG SAYS IT’S OK TO SEND GAY PEOPLE DEATH THREATS – BUT ONLY IF YOU’RE MUSLIM

FURIOUS DUTCH MPS HAVE DEMANDED AN IMMEDIATE PUBLIC INQUIRY AFTER A GOVERNMENT-BACKED WATCHDOG SAID IT WAS ACCEPTABLE FOR MUSLIMS TO SEND GAY PEOPLE DEATH THREATS.

By Nick Gutteridge

In a shocking move, the taxpayer-funded hotline said it would not pursue a criminal complaint over horrific messages from radical Islamists because the Koran says gay people can be killed.The disgraceful stance came to light when a member of the public complained about death threats posted to an online forum which called for homosexuals to be “burned, decapitated and slaughtered”.Dutch MPs today reacted with horror to the revelations, demanding an immediate inquiry into the remarks and calling for the hotline to be stripped of public funding.

A Dutch anti-discrimination hotline has said it is OK for Muslims to threaten gay people.

According to Dutch media advisors from the anti-discrimination bureau MiND said that, while homophobic abuse was usually a crime, it was justifiable if you were Muslim due to laws on freedom of religious expression.They argued that the Koran says it is acceptable to kill people for being homosexual, and so death threats towards gay people from Muslims could not be discriminatory.In a jaw-dropping email explaining why they could not take up the complaint, they wrote: “The remarks must be seen in the context of religious beliefs in Islam, which juridically takes away the insulting character.”

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Geert Wilders speaks at his trial in Holland.

Dutch politician Geert Wilders in on trial for saying there are too many Moroccans in Holland.

The revelations will further fuel the debate about free speech in the country.

They concluded that the remarks were made in “the context of a public debate about how to interpret the Quran” and added that “some Muslims understand from the Quran that gays should be killed”.And they went on: “In the context of religious expression that exists in the Netherlands there is a large degree of freedom of expression. In addition, the expressions are used in the context of the public debate (how to interpret the Koran), which also removes the offending character.”The death threats had been made in the comments section for an article about a Dutch-Moroccan gay society, which had been posted to an online platform for Holland’s large Moroccan community.

The revelation that they were so easily brushed aside by the anti-discrimination hotline will fuel an intense debate in the Netherlands over freedom of expression.Far-right politician Geert Wilders, whose party is expected to win next spring’s general election, is currently on trial for inciting racial hatred after telling a rally there were “too many Moroccans” in the Netherlands.And two right-wing MPs, Joram van Klaveren and Louis Bontes, have now announced their intention to bring up the incident in the Dutch parliament by asking questions of the Justice Minister.

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Gay thrown off building by devout Muslims

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on PamelaGeller.com.

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Film on ex-Muslims facing threats and abuse denounced as ‘atheist Islamophobia”

“The documentary film featured the personal testimonies of ex-Muslims who have faced death threats, severe abuse and ostracization [sic] from their communities for leaving Islam….Some students found the event insensitive given the political climate, while others thought the event promoted discrimination. In the glass display case for Freethinkers, a note was left which read, ‘Atheist Islamophobia is not okay.’ Across campus, many flyers for the event were vandalized or torn down.”

The film is about Muslims being victimized, and the knee-jerk reaction of Leftist and Islamic supremacist students at Portland State University is that this makes Muslims victims. The plight of the ex-Muslims depicted in the film is lost in the brouhaha.

“In some traditional and conservative interpretations of Islam, death and imprisonment are punishments for apostasy.” Actually, the idea that apostates should be killed is the dominant mainstream in Islam, not just an idea held by those who favor “traditional and conservative interpretations.” The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)

A hadith depicts Muhammad saying:

“Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57).

The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence.

This is still the position of all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence, both Sunni and Shi’ite. Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most renowned and prominent Muslim cleric in the world, has stated: “The Muslim jurists are unanimous that apostates must be punished, yet they differ as to determining the kind of punishment to be inflicted upon them. The majority of them, including the four main schools of jurisprudence (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali) as well as the other four schools of jurisprudence (the four Shiite schools of Az-Zaidiyyah, Al-Ithna-‘ashriyyah, Al-Ja’fariyyah, and Az-Zaheriyyah) agree that apostates must be executed.”

Qaradawi also once famously said: “If they had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment, Islam wouldn’t exist today.”

But at Portland State University, to quote such statements is “Islamophobia.” Incidentally, I spoke at Portland State University a few years ago. Just before I was about to start, I was told that the Muslim Students Association was having a meeting at that moment in the same building. I immediately went over to the MSA meeting and invited them to come to my event and engage in free discussion and/or debate. None of the Muslim students took me up on my offer.

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“Documentary on ‘ex-Muslims’ sparks contentious debate at Portland State,” by Andy Ngo, The Ex-Muslim, November 25, 2016:

This is a guest post by Andy Ngo. He is a graduate student in political science at Portland State University. His academic interests include political Islam and secularism in the Middle East and North Africa. He can be reached on twitter at @MrAndyNgo and email at ango@pdx.edu .

On Nov. 23, over 60 people attended the screening of Islam’s Non-Believers at Portland State University. The documentary film featured the personal testimonies of ex-Muslims who have faced death threats, severe abuse and ostracization [sic] from their communities for leaving Islam. The film’s director, Deeyah Khan, is a Muslim and human rights activist.

The event was hosted by secular humanist student group, Freethinkers of PSU.

Controversy surrounded the event in the weeks leading up to the screening. Some students found the event insensitive given the political climate, while others thought the event promoted discrimination. In the glass display case for Freethinkers, a note was left which read, “Atheist Islamophobia is not okay.” Across campus, many flyers for the event were vandalized or torn down.

In response to the backlash, two ex-Muslim women featured in the documentary issued statements which were read or shown at the screening. “I hope you realize that discriminating against ex-Muslims is not an excuse to validate your savior complex,” Rayhana said in a pre-recorded video message.

Sadia sent Freethinkers of PSU a written statement. It read in part, “Islam’s Non-Believers was such an important documentary because for the first time ex-Muslims have been given a face and a voice. It has made us human.”

Despite the controversy leading up to the event, the screening proceeded without any disruptions. Dr. Peter Boghossian, professor of philosophy at PSU, facilitated a group discussion after the film ended.

In attendance were ex-Muslims of Saudi Arabian, Pakistani, Egyptian, Jordanian and Iranian backgrounds. Some of them shared their thoughts with the diverse audience, which included practicing Muslims. Several ex-Muslims requested that video cameras be turned off due to fears they could be publicly outed as apostates and because of concerns for their physical safety.

Apostasy is the act of leaving one’s religion. In some traditional and conservative interpretations of Islam, death and imprisonment are punishments for apostasy.

One Muslim woman in attendance objected to the narrative presented in the film. “The punishment for apostasy in the Qur’an is not death,” she said. “The Qur’an is written in Arabic and most people from Bangladesh, India and other parts don’t speak Arabic.” Two native Arabic speakers later challenged this assertion when they recited several Qur’anic verses which can be interpreted as prescribing death for those who reject God.

At one point, Boghossian had to interject in the contentious discussion. “We could be here for weeks if we are going to engage in an exegetical debate about Islamic theology and interpretation,” Boghossian said.

Despite strong disagreements, the discussion remained civil and engaging throughout the evening. Toward the end of the discussion, an Arab student pleaded to the audience: “To the people who are afraid to criticize Islam … I implore you to think about the minority within the minority. [Religion] is defended every day. The minority with the minority does not have a voice.”…

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Muslim Woman Ordered Raped to Settle Family Honor Case

A married woman in Pakistan has set herself on fire after being raped on the orders of the local panchayat (village council) in the village of Dhillu Gharbi.

The woman, who was close to five month’s pregnant from the rape was the victim of an honor-based system of “justice” due to a crime committed by her father.

A number of months ago, the woman’s father was caught attempting to molest a young girl in the village and was arrested and booked by the police for attempted rape. However, he was subsequently released and then brought to the local council.

The council ruled that the father of the young girl would rape the daughter of the accused molester in retribution. The daughter of the accused molester happened to be living in her father’s house while her husband was working abroad.

After the rape, the local council sent to woman to her in-law’s house where she set herself on fire before he husband returned from abroad. Before she died in the hospital, she gave birth to a stillborn baby.

The woman’s father, the rapist and members of the local council were all taken into custody after the case was reported to the police, however, the case is now pending after the parents of the deceased woman, all other suspects and other people in the village denied any meeting of the council on the matter as well as the fact that the rape took place.

Sources familiar with the incident were searching for the body of the baby from which they intend to gather DNA samples. They did not know who had been responsible for removing the baby’s body from the hospital or if the body had been buried or simply thrown away.

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VIDEO: Muslims may wear and pray to the Cross to deceive Christians

An Arabic language video of an Al Azhar professor, Dr. Salim Abdul Galil, is instructive of how that Egyptian institution sees the relationship between Muslims and Christians.

In it he discusses Koran 3:28: “Let believers not take for friends and allies infidels rather than believers: whoever does this shall have no relationship left with Allah—unless you but guard yourselves against them, taking precautions.”  Galil began by explaining this verse as meaning Muslims must never befriend or aid non-Muslims, especially against fellow Muslims.

However, if Muslims find themselves under non-Muslim authority and fear for themselves, they may, in the words of the Koran verse, “guard” themselves, by “taking precautions.”  The sheikh explained that this means that it is permissible for Muslims to pretend to be “one of them,” the infidels, but only on the outside.

By way of example, he said that if the Muslim is under the authority of Christians, and the cross is everywhere, the Muslim can wear the cross and hang it up— despite Islam’s well-known virulent hatred for the cross; he can also pretend to be a Christian and conceal his Muslim practices.  Sheikh Galil called this strategy—also known as the doctrine of taqiyya—as a “license” granted by Allah to Muslims to protect themselves against infidels.

Here, again, is a reminder of why Al Azhar is regularly accused of teaching the same brand of Islam that “radicals” adhere to.  Al-Qaeda has published a long treatise on this very topic, “Loyalty and Enmity,” calling on Muslims to hate non-Muslims, but permitting them to pretend to be one of them whenever circumstances make it prudent to do so.

And here again is a reminder of why it is that Egypt’s Coptic Christian population lives under unenviable circumstances.

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Muslim migrant who admired Hitler for killing Jews tortures and rapes girlfriend

Merkel’s Germany: vibrant, diverse, multicultural! How wonderful of Merkel to provide a home for admirers of Hitler — they can revive rich German traditions dating from 1933 to 1945!

Spousal abuse is universal across all cultures, but only in Islam is it given divine sanction, both in the Qur’an and in Muhammad’s example:

“Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34

Muhammad “struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?” — Aisha (Sahih Muslim 2127)

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“Afghan migrant who admired Hitler in court for abusing girlfriend with iron bar,” Express, November 4, 2016:

AN AFGHANI migrant who was a huge fan of Hitler because he killed so many Jews has appeared in court on charges of having tortured and raped his girlfriend with an iron bar and an umbrella.

The man identified only as Yama W., 30, has been accused by a court in the German city of Frankfurt of 17 offences. Among the charges are bodily harm, coercion, rape, sexual compulsion, attempted robbery and blackmail.

Yama W. has allegedly raped his 18-year-old girlfriend Sonja (name changed under German privacy laws) with an iron bar.

He admitted the charges, but said he was just trying to “turn her on”.

Another time, he allegedly used an umbrella to rape the young student.

When the young woman wanted to escape naked from their common apartment in Friedrichsdorf, a town some 12 miles north of Frankfurt, he allegedly dragged her back into the building and threatened to kill her.

The Afghan defended what had happened, saying: “I asked her to come back. I do not know why things went downhill so much.”

He has also allegedly sent naked photos of Sonja to her parents to try to blackmail them.

Sonja’s father said: “He wanted €1,000 EUR (£890) and threatened us with the Hells Angels.”

According to his girlfriend, Yama W. wanted to fight against the West in Afghanistan and had been speaking about jihad a lot.

One policeman has clarified in court that the Afghan migrant is a big fan of Hitler and owns a large DVD collection with movies about the Fuehrer.

Yama W. allegedly said: “Hitler was a great man because he was the only one who managed to kill many Jews.”…

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VIDEO: I, Islamophobe?

I have been called an Islamophobe. Now, what does that mean? A phobia is an irrational fear, but what is the Islam I am phobic about? Islam is the doctrine found in the Koran and the Sunna of Mohammed.

What am I afraid of in the Koran? Certainly not anything found in the early Koran of Mecca, since all it says is that I am going to hell, since I am a Kafir. But in Medina the Koran tells me about “fighting in Allah’s cause”, killing Kafirs in jihad. As a Kafir, should I be afraid of jihad? Or is that a phobia?

The Koran says that Allah will terrorize Kafirs. So am I phobic to fear terror? The Koran says that as a Kafir I can be beheaded. I see pictures of Kafirs being beheaded around the world. Should I be afraid or is it phobic to fear beheading?

Reading the Sunna of Mohammed, I find he ordered his critics to be assassinated. Is it phobic to fear assassination?

The Koran says that I can be crucified. Should I fear crucifixion? Or is that phobic?

Mohammed killed each and every person who opposed him. I oppose Islam, which includes the Sunna of Mohammed, should I be afraid or is that phobic?

I am afraid of violence from Islam. Am I reasonable or am I phobic? What about you?

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Islamic Republic of Iran arrests at least 25 Christians

One might be forgiven for suspecting that the Islamic Republic of Iran isn’t quite as “moderate” as Ben Rhodes would have us believe.

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“Iran: At least 25 Christian citizens were arrested in Kerman,” NCRI, September 28, 2016 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

NCRI – Monday, September 27, security forces arrested at least 25 Christians in Southern City of Kerman and transferred them to an unknown location.

The human rights websites in Iran reported, security guards, raided the homes of Christian citizens, searched the houses and confiscated the belongings and at least 25 people were arrested.

There has been no information about the reason of arrests and whereabouts of these citizens so far.

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Iran Forbids Women From Riding Bicycles

Rivaling Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving, the ban says the activity exposes the society to corruption and is against women’s chastity.

Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.” – Feminist icon Susan B. Anthony, 1896.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a fatwa prohibiting women from riding bicycles in public.

Speaking to state media, Khamenei said, “Riding a bicycle often attracts the attention of men and exposes the society to corruption, and thus contravenes women’s chastity, and it must be abandoned.”

Reaction was swift and to the point by women protesting the latest setback to their freedom in the Islamic Republic.

The hashtag #Iranianwomenlovecycling was initiated on social media and women began posting pictures of themselves
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riding bikes on the Facebook page “My Stealthy Freedom,” a site initially created for Iranian women to post pictures of themselves outside without the obligatory hijab.

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From the Facebook Page ‘My Stealthy Freedom’.

One mother and daughter rented bicycles as soon as they heard about the fatwa and videoed themselves riding around Kish Island. “Bicycle riding is part of our lives,” said the daughter, “We’re not giving up.”

Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist and administrator of the “My Stealthy Freedom” Facebook page told ABC news in Australia, “Thisfatwa has received much ridicule on social media. It is absolutely shameful to hear such a backward fatwa against women in the 21st century … it is unacceptable in 2016.

“Women in Iran want to be active in society, but for the clerics, that’s the big threat because in their eyes, women should not be seen nor heard, stuck in the kitchen.”

From the Facebook page 'My Stealthy Freedom'From the Facebook page ‘My Stealthy Freedom’“The fight for equality is a historical process and just in the same way that women succeeded in Europe and the U.S. to win their rights, so will women in Iran,” she added.

Over the summer, Iranian police arrested a group of women who were riding bicycles and forced them to sign a pledge that they would not ride in public again.

When the bicycle was first invented in the mid 19th century, its use by women was similarly opposed by the conservative establishment in the West. Early feminists took to riding the bicycle as a form of protest against strict gender roles. Pamphlets such as “Harmful Effects of the Bicycle Upon the Girl’s Pelvis” were published warning women to stay away from what was regarded as immoral behavior.

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EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is of women defying the ban against cycling in Iran. (Photo: Facebook page ‘My Stealthy Freedom’)

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Journalist Stabbed trying to Save Other Victims of Muslim Murderer Shouting ‘Alluah Akbar’

Are we supposed to shake our heads up and down like bobbleheads when they tell us “motive unknown,” or the now well worn excuse for Islam  — “mental illness”?

All across the West. Knife jihad is becoming a daily occurrence. This latest is a trifecta hitting  Britain, Australia and France. And the Western response becomes more absurd. “Mental illness.”

The jihadi was screaming “allahu akbar” — “Allah is greater” [than your god].

Here’s more of the jihad attack I first reported on here.

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“Home Hill stabbing: British journalist Tom Jackson attacked as he went to aid of Mia Ayliffe-Chung,” By Thomas Chamberlin, Kate Kyriacou, The Courier-Mail August 25, 2016:

“SELFLESS” hero Tom Jackson was stabbed in the face, head and torso trying to save murdered girl Mia Ayliffe-Chung after she fled, badly injured, into the hostel’s bathroom.

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The 30-year-old British journalist remained in the Townsville Hospital last night with horrific injuries as his father Les completed a frantic dash to reach his son’s bedside.

Police have described Mr Jackson’s actions as “completely selfless”, saying he drew the attention of his ­alleged attacker by going to the aid of a dying woman.

Detectives yesterday charged French national Smail Ayad with murder, two counts of attempted murder, serious animal cruelty and 12 counts of assaulting police after he allegedly refused to answer questions.
Tom Jackson remains in the Townsville Hospital.

Police have accused him of attacking 12 different officers – including biting one on the leg – since his arrest Tuesday night.

Ayad, 29, is understood to have been staying in the same room as Ms Ayliffe-Chung at the Home Hill backpacker hostel and is believed to have developed an infatuation with her.

He allegedly dragged her from her bed on to the balcony late Tuesday night, where he allegedly stabbed her repeatedly, screaming “Allahu Akbar”.

From there, he allegedly attacked a caretaker before leaping off the balcony, landing on his back.

Mobile phone footage captured by backpackers is said to show Ayad continuing his frenzied attack by chasing down a german shepherd and stabbing it repeatedly until it died.

When he re-entered the hostel moments later, he allegedly attacked Mr Jackson after finding him trying to help Ms Ayliffe-Chung.

“There is no doubt Mr Jackson attempted to render aid to Mia,” Superintendent Ray Rohweder said. “His subsequent actions were absolutely fantastic and I have no doubt that his actions on that day, as selfless, completely selfless as they were, led to the injuries that he now has.”

John Norris who runs the hostel said he believed a lot of people at the hostel were ­heroes. He said another ­backpacker, Welsh man Dan Richards, had also,  gone to help Ms Ayliffe-Chung, but was not attacked.
Mia Ayliffe-Chung’s mother described her as “a rare person who saw beyond race, creed and belief”.

“For some reason (Ayad allegedly) left Dan alone and just attacked Tom,” he said.

Mr Norris said he believed Ayad took a small paring knife from the hostel kitchen.

Les Jackson yesterday shared a photo of his family – including his son Tom – with the caption: “Family – the only really important thing.”

Tom Jackson interned for an English newspaper in Cambodia, but spent the past year and a half working freelance. “To say that I’ve had a lifelong ambition to be a journalist would be at best an understatement,” he wrote on an online profile.

Friends and family yesterday paid tribute to Ms Ayliffe-Chung as British High Commissioner to Australia, Menna Rawlings, arrived at the hostel to lay flowers.
Mourners leave flowers in memory of Mia at the Home Hill hostel.

The 21-year-old’s mother, Rosie Ayliffe, described her daughter as “a rare person who saw beyond race, creed and belief”. Pictures of the 21-year-old were splashed on the front page of UK newspapers yesterday.

Her former boyfriend, ­Sydney photographer Jamison Stead, said he was “devastated” and in “disbelief” over her brutal killing.

“Mia was a beautiful soul who was always looking out for people,” he said. “She was a beautiful girl. My heart goes out to her and her family.”

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Police have alleged Ayad had been acting out of character in the days leading up to the attack.

It is understood he had been quieter than usual and had made comments about his intention to marry Ms Ayliffe-Chung – a woman he had known only days and who had shown no romantic interest in him. A backpacker who worked with Ayad said he was a quiet person who mainly kept to himself. Fellow travellers called him “Smile” or “Smiley”.

“He always had a smile on his face; he was great to have as company, just had a very sincere smile about him,” the man said. “His English wasn’t the best, he was a quiet guy, but to me he seemed like a nice guy to be around.”

Supt Rohweder said he wanted to reaffirm that there “has been no indication whatsoever” that any radicalisation existed in relation to the attack.

Ayad is expected to appear via video link today in Townsville Magistrates Court.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on PamelaGeller.com. To stay on top of what’s really happening please follow Pamela on Twitter and like her on Facebook here.