Odd and surprising that they didn’t block this ban as “Islamophobic,” but it is refreshing to see common sense prevail. The veil is a security issue: it makes it too easy to commit crimes. And anyway, why are Europeans and North Americans the only ones forbidden to try to protect their cultural identity?
“European Court of Human Rights upholds Belgium’s ban on burqas and full-face Islamic veils,” by Lizzie Dearden, Independent, July 11, 2017:
Belgium’s ban on burqas and other full-face Islamic veils has been upheld by the European Court of Human Rights.
Judges said the nationwide prohibition, which came into effect in 2011, did not violate the rights to private and family life and freedom of religion, or discrimination laws.
The court found Belgium had the right to impose restrictions aiming to ensure the principles of “living together” and the “protection of the rights and freedoms of others”.
Its ruling said the government had been responding “to a practice that it considered to be incompatible, in Belgian society, with social communication and more generally the establishment of human relations, which were indispensable for life in society…essential to ensure the functioning of a democratic society”.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) dismissed two separate cases – one appealing Belgium’s nationwide ban and another on a 2008 by-law adopted by three municipalities.
The first case was brought by two women – Samia Belcacemi and Yamina Oussar – who previously attempted to have the law suspended and annulled at the Constitutional Court in Brussels.
In pictures: Protest against burkini bans in London
They both gave evidence on how the ban has affected their lives as Muslim women who choose to wear the niqab, which covers the face except for the eyes.
Ms Belcacemi said she initially continued to wear the veil in public but removed it over fear of being jailed or fined, while Ms Oussar said the law has forced her to stay at home….
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Brigitte Bardot is a national treasure. Despite relentless persecution by the French government for sharia-speech violations, Bardot continues to speak truth to Islamic power. France’s iconic blonde bombshell has been on trial five times for Islamo-criticism and “inciting racial hatred” (Islam is not a race).
The state of France “I was raised in honor, patriotism, love and respect for my country, and when I see what has become of me, I am quite desperate.” When I see what they have done, A country whose intellectual richness, the quality of language, of writing, the primacy of architecture, fashion, elegance and heritage radiated throughout the world, it depresses me. As my grandfather said , There is enough to take them and bite them! ”
To whom does it attribute this regression? “To the left, she hates anything luxurious, elegant, anything that comes out of the ordinary.” About communitarianism “I can no longer see them, the Islamists, that practically everywhere in France we see the burqas, it is inadmissible, that they behave as they want in their country of origin, but that they do not impose Customs, practices, discriminations of another age: France is not that. ”
The political personalities she appreciates “I love him very much and for a long time, but also François Fillon, I think he’s a good guy, I was horrified by this judicial and media lynching. As you know, a lot of respect for this virtue. ” The European Union “We have to get out of here. Brussels is breaking the balls.” The state of French cinema “There are only bearded and fat-haired actresses who are raped in the corners and find excuses for their assailants.There is only to watch the Ceremony of Caesar where nice zombies Thanked papa-maman, their concierge and their taxi driver, while launching the unavoidable appeal to human brotherhood and anti-racism. ” The French culture “I did not fight against French Algeria to accept an Algerian France, I do not touch the culture, the identity and the customs of the others.
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Paradise is guaranteed to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (Qur’an 9:111).
“Seconds from detonation: Female suicide bomber holding her BABY is pictured moments before she blew the two of them up in Mosul in a bid to slaughter soldiers,” by Simon Holmes, Mailonline, July 9, 2017:
A photograph has emerged of a Mosul woman cradling her baby as she seemingly tries to escape the fighting that has ravaged her city.
However on further inspection it becomes apparent the Burka clad woman is also holding a detonator.
The picture was taken moments before the suicide bomber blew herself up, with her baby in her arms, as she walked past Iraqi troops.
The woman was walking out of a newly liberated area of the city with a group of fleeing civilians holding a trigger, bags and a young infant in her arms.
She had apparently tried to detonate the explosives as she passed the soldiers, but the bomb failed to go off until she had walked some distance away, a cameraman for local al-Mawsleya TV said.
She, her child and two soldiers were killed, several civilians were also injured in the blast.
Iraqi authorities are close to announcing the defeat of ISIS in the city whose territory has been cut to just 600 square metres over the past couple of days.
Troops are currently facing off with 200 ISIS soldiers and a selection of suicide bomber wives who are currently making a last stand in the ancient city.
ISIS’s Amaq news agency reported ‘fierce fighting’ around the riverside district of Maydan and said its fighters ‘were holding onto their fortified positions’.
‘The fighters of Islamic State are collectively pledging (to fight to the) death in Maydan,’ Amaq said in another online post.
More than 20 female suicide bombers hiding among civilians are believed to have detonated explosives in the last two weeks….
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This is Theresa May’s Britain. This is the Britain she wanted, and the Britain she has made.
The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified.
“Syrian migrant who trafficked and sexually assaulted two girls, 13 and 14, while on bail for raping a 17-year-old is jailed for 12 years,” by Scott Campbell, Mailonline, July 9, 2017:
A sex offender abducted and sexually abused two 13 and 14-year-old girls – while on bail for raping another teen.
Zohair Tomari, 20, who is believed to be from Syria, invited his 17-year-old victim and her 15-year-old friend to his flat in August 2014 after befriending them.
Once there, the twisted attacker plied the older girl with alcohol before slapping and punching both and pulling out a knife.
Tomari, who claimed to be from Morocco in his pre-sentence report but now claims to be from Syria, told the terrified teenager that the more she cried the more he would hit her, before proceeding to rape her.
Police arrived at the scene after the youngest girl was reported missing at which point the other informed them of the incident.
But the rapist was granted bail and went on to traffic two younger girls, aged 13 and 14, as they walked to a friend’s home in the early hours of the morning in August last year.
The pair were enticed into a car – in which Tomari was a passenger – and given drink and cigarettes before being led to a flat in Foleshill, Coventry, where he sexually assaulted them.
At Warwick Crown Court, Tomari, of Longford in Coventry, was found guilty of rape in relation to the incident involving the 17-year-old girl and jailed for a total of 12 years and nine months for both incidents on Thursday….
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No one would have dared try to determine where his loyalties lay when he was hired. That would have been “Islamophobic.”
“French police officer charged with helping jihadists join Isis,” by Isabelle Gerretsen, IB Times, July 7, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
A French police officer who is suspected of being an Isis supporter has been charged for allegedly helping jihadists travel to the Middle East and join terrorist organisations.
The policeman was arrested on 27 June in the Parisian suburb of Kremlin-Bicêtre, where he was stationed, and has been charged with “conspiracy and fraud in connection with a terrorist group”.
He is suspected of having helped his brother recruit jihadists to a terrorist cell. His brother has been in prison for a year after his links with Isis fighters in Syria and Iraq were revealed.
France’s intelligence services believe that the officer used his position to view confidential police files, according to local media. He has been accused of expressing adherence to Isis ideology and of using fake documents to recover parcels….
Between 2012 and 2015 17 officers in Paris demonstrated suspicious behaviour that concerned their superiors, according to a leaked police memo obtained by French newspaper Le Parisien. One officer on the list had called for murder on his Facebook page.
When the memo came out, Paris’ police chief, Patrice Latro, acknowledged that “phenomenon of radicalisation in the police force exists” but insisted that it was “extremely marginal”, considering the French capital has more than 27,000 police officers.
Milo Yiannopoulos, former Breitbart editor and a well-known conservative speaker and writer, warned in his new book, “Dangerous,” that Islam is dangerous — and represents all that is evil about the left.
An excerpt of his book, his chapter nine, “Why Muslims Hate Me,” was posted at Breitbart.
And it opens with this quote, from Alexis de Tocqueville: “I studied the Quran a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad.”
And from there, Milo gets blunt.
The excerpt, at Breitbart:
During my college talks, I’m often asked what arguments to use when debating with the regressive Left. I always have the same answer: Islam.
There is nothing else which better exposes the modern Left’s rank hypocrisy, their disregard for the facts, and their hatred for the West and all it stands for than their attitude to Islam. Every noble principle the Left claims to uphold, from rights for women to gay liberation, even diversity itself, dies on the altar of its sycophantic defense of Islam.
Karl Marx called religion the “opium of the masses.” If you look at the Left’s attitude to Christianity, you might think they believe in this message. The progressive Left’s comedians and columnists never miss an opportunity to belittle and denigrate conservative Christians, and yet, they defend Islam at the expense of every other minority. Bill Maher, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have all been frustrated by this question: Why is the Left refusing to lift a finger against the most radical, dangerous, socially conservative and oppressive religion on earth?
Author Sam Harris sums up the backwards attitude of this group with his characteristic clarity:
These people are part of what Maajid Nawaz has termed the “regressive Left”—pseudo-liberals who are so blinded by identity politics that they reliably take the side of a backward mob over one of its victims. Rather than protect individual women, apostates, intellectuals, cartoonists, novelists, and true liberals from the intolerance of religious imbeciles, they protect theocrats from criticism.
Examples of this behavior are not hard to find.
Charlie Hebdo is a rare example of a leftist newspaper that understood radical Islam to be akin to the radical religious Right. Actually, that’s too mild, it’s really closer to the radical medieval religious Right. I know members of the radical Christian Right in the United States, and they are scary. But nowhere near as scary as Islamic terrorists. They’re the Westboro Baptist Church with machetes.
Charlie Hebdo had the temerity to stand against religious bullies. They published humorous cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed, which made them prime targets of al-Qaeda. Charlie Hebdo’s editors correctly understood that allowing people to intimidate artists and writers by threatening violence was the first step on the road to a terrified, censored society.
On January 7, 2015, twelve employees of the newspaper paid for it with their lives, when two armed Muslim siblings forced their way into Charlie Hebdo’s offices in Paris and opened fire.
Charlie Hebdo is a leftist publication. Marxist, in fact. Their opposition to Islam flows from their opposition to the Right. They are just as strident in their criticism of the National Front as they are of Islam. I may happen to think the National Front deserves a more nuanced approach, but one could never accuse Charlie Hebdo of lacking consistency. They say they oppose bigotry, and they do—whether they perceive it in the European Right or in Islam.
So what did other leftists do when 12 of their comrades were gunned down by religious thugs? Did the old ideal of socialist solidarity finally kick in?
No, of course it didn’t.
He’s right. The left, led by a complicit media, went further left when it should’ve gone sane.
Again, from Milo’s book:
As most of the civilized world adopted the slogan “Je Suis Charlie,” The New Yorker published an essay entitled, “Unmournable Bodies,” attacking Charlie Hebdo for “racist and Islamophobic provocations.”
Before the month was out, a number of British student unions, including the University of Manchester, banned Charlie Hebdo under their “safe space” policies, arguing that it made Muslim students uncomfortable.
It made Muslim students uncomfortable? Well, I’m not sure that’s quite in the same league as making non-Muslim cartoonists dead. That, in a nutshell, is the modern Left for you.
There was no collective display of solidarity from the left-wing literary class either. To an ordinary observer, the fact that the prestigious PEN Freedom of Expression Courage Award went to Charlie Hebdo in 2015 would not be particularly surprising news, much less a moral outrage. Yet 204 members of the organization, including established authors like Joyce Carol Oates, Lorrie Moore and Junot Díaz thought so. They boycotted the awards, signing an open letter condemning Charlie Hebdo for making a “marginalized community” feel uncomfortable …
Is there—and perhaps this is just my gallows humor—anything more amusing than a religion so thin-skinned that cartoons designed to provoke it give rise to deadly shootings, as though precisely to prove the point of those French cartoonists?
Is there anything more preposterous than the phrase “The Religion of Peace”?
What an indictment of America’s supposedly “brave” comedians that not a single one dares to tell a decent joke about Islam on prime-time television.
Exactly. Case in point — Islam indeed does expose the blatant hypocrisy of the left. Perhaps that’s why those on the left are only too willing to conceal the true intents of Islam — because they’re afraid exposing one will expose the other. Exposing Islam’s evils will showcase them as abetters to this evil.
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What a pious and devout man – a shining example for the ummah.
A recent survey showed that 91 percent of honor killings worldwide are committed by Muslims, and 84 percent of honor killings in the United States were done by Muslims. This is no surprise. A manual of Islamic law approved by Al-Azhar, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, stipulates that “retaliation is obligatory…against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” In other words, Islamic law sets no penalty for a parent who kills his child. Also, the legal codes of Jordan, Syria, and other Muslim countries have substantially reduced penalties for honor murders as compared to other murders, and Islamic clerics have resisted efforts to stiffen penalties for honor killings.
AFFI honor killing awareness bus and taxi ads which were removed because the ads offended Muslims. Why? do they support honor violence and killing?
FATHER JOINS TALIBAN AFTER KILLING HIS TEEN DAUGHTER FOR ELOPING IN BADGHIS
By Khaama Press – Sun Jul 02 2017:
A MAN IN NORTHWESTERN BAGHIS PROVINCE OF AFGHANISTAN HAS KILLED HIS FOURTEEN YEAR OLD DAUGHTER IN THE LATEST CASE OF HONOR KILLING AFTER SHE ALLEGEDLY ELOPED WITH HER FRIEND.
According to the local government officials, the incident took place in the outskirts of the provincial capital of Badghis and the perpetrator has reportedly joined the Taliban ranks after the murder.
Provincial governor’s spokesman Zahir Bahand confirmed the incident and said the teenage girl was shot dead by her father in Qala-e-Naw area after she allegedly eloped with her friend.
Bahand further added that the victim’s friend who was believed to be eighteen years old was also shot dead by the man.
He said the man managed to flee the area after the brutal killing and has joined the Taliban ranks.
This comes incidents involving violence against women including rape of young children by armed individuals are on the rise in the remote parts of the country amid rampant violence against the women.
The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission officials said last year that they have recorded around 3,000 cases of violence against women and young girls.
The officials further added that the cases belonged to the year 1395 and mainly involved rape cases, forced marriage, and other forms of domestic violence.
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What do Western elites in denial imagine Dr. Jihad is appealing to in his coreligionists? What do Western elites in denial imagine Anwar Awlaki, once “moderate” imam “turned” jihadi supremo to the ummah, appealed to (and still does) to the Muslim devout?
AUSTRALIAN PAEDIATRICIAN DUBBED ‘DR JIHAD’ AFTER JOINING ISIS IN SYRIA CALLS ON MUSLIMS IN THE WEST TO JOIN TERROR GROUP IN TWISTED PROPAGANDA VIDEO
Perth-born Tareq Kamleh left Australia two years ago to join the terror group
He appears in a new video released on Tuesday with a long, straggly beard
Sitting in a tunnel, he condemns Muslims in the West for becoming ‘stagnant’
He also taunts Donald Trump for sending American soldiers to fight ISIS
By Khaleda Rahman For Daily Mail Australia
A paediatrician who left Australia in 2015 to join ISIS has resurfaced in a new propaganda video, urging Muslims in the West to join the terror group.
Perth-born Tareq Kamleh – dubbed ‘Dr Jihad’ – is seen for the first time in more than two years in an official six-minute video released on Tuesday.
Now going by Abu Yousef al-Australi, he appears pale, with dark circles under his eyes and sporting a long, straggly beard.
In the clip, he is seen treating a child in a hospital before speaking to the camera while sat in a narrow tunnel under the Syrian city of Raqqa, urging Muslims in the West to travel to join the so-called caliphate.
Tareq Kamleh – dubbed ‘Dr Jihad’
Perth-born Tareq Kamleh – dubbed ‘Dr Jihad’ – is seen for the first time in more than two years in an official six-minute video released on Tuesday
Before his spiel, Kamleh – dressed in scrubs – is seen appearing to treat a child in a hospital, who he says has been injured in a blast.
‘Is this one of the terrorists that America’s wanting to hit?’ he says, pointing to the little girl, who he later reveals has died.
‘We are dealing with the countless numbers of burnt children that are coming in now from the continuous bombings that America is dropping on us.’
He adds: ‘Is this really a war on terrorism?
‘Is there no shame in those Muslims still in the West?’
Then, clad in combat gear and brandishing a rifle, Kamleh sits in a narrow tunnel and chides Muslims who haven’t made ‘hijrah’ to join ISIS.
‘It really surprises me how the Muslim nation is acting at the moment and how stagnant you have all become,’ he says.
‘We are under continuous bombing here and we are fighting hard to try and hold the lands of Islam.
‘What more will it take for it to be a justified cause for you to come here and fight?
‘And if you can’t come here, jihad itself isn’t only in the lands of Syria or only in the lands of Iraq.’
He adds: ‘You are living in the countries that are sending us rockets. You are living in the countries that are killing Muslims in here and you are still paying taxes to them.
‘You have no honour. You have no self-respect. You have no love for fellow Muslims.’
While sat in a narrow tunnel under the Syrian city of Raqqa, urging Muslims in the West to travel to join the so-called caliphate
Kamleh then says he has a message for the ‘kuffar’ (non-believers) before he begins taunting US President Donald Trump.
‘Now, a message to the Kuffar, to old Trump,’ he says.
‘We were so happy because for a long time we have been waiting for your soldiers to meet us on the ground here.
‘And your effeminate predecessor Obama danced around this subject for too long.
‘He refused to send us your soldiers and now we know they are on the lands wanting to enter our lands.
‘We are really eagerly awaiting your attempt to enter our cities.’
Chillingly, he concludes: ‘We love death more than you love life.’
Kamleh’s former colleagues, at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide and Mickey Base Hospital in Queensland, accused him of being lazy and leading a lavish playboy lifestyle while in Australia.
His appearance in the propaganda video comes as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Trump and other world leaders head to Germany for the G20 summit.
The summit will kick off on Friday with a leader-level discussion behind closed doors on terrorism, at which Mr Turnbull will call for cyberspace to be treated just as seriously as the battlefield in countering ISIS.
EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report.
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New data from Sweden is a dire warning to women against voting for more refugees from Muslim countries.
New data from Sweden shows how immigration and refugees from Islamic countries puts especially women in danger.
92 percent of all severe rapes (violent rapes) are committed by migrants and refugees. 100 percent of all attack rapes (in which the victim and the attacker had no previous contact) are committed by that same group. In other words, thousands of Swedish women would not have been raped and thereby traumatized for life had it not been for the influx from Islamic countries.
The top-10 list of rapists’ national backgrounds shows only one non-Islamic country (Chile). Most rapists have an Iraqi background, followed by refugees and migrants from Afghanistan, Somalia, Eritrea, Syria, Gambia, Iran, Palestine, Chile and Kosovo.
When taking into account the number of people from the different nationalities in Sweden, Afghans are 79 times more likely to commit a sexual crime than men who are born of Swedish citizens.
Last year, Peter Springare, a Swedish police officer, broke the politically correct silence on the rape epidemic in liberal-feminist governed Sweden:
“Here is what I have been handling last week: rape, rape, severe rape, attack rape, extortion, extortion, violence, illegal threats, violence against the police, threats against the police, drug dealing, severe drug dealing, attempted murder, rape, extortion, and violence.”
Springare also published the criminals’ nationality:
“The criminals’ country of origin: Iraq, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Somalia, Syria, Somalia, unknown country, unknown country, Sweden. With half of the suspects we do not know the country of origin because they have no valid papers. This usually means that they are lying about their nationality and identity.”
Other Western European countries are experiencing similar challenges to women’s security. Since Denmark caved to UN pressure in 2015 and started taking in thousands of asylum seekers from Islamic countries, rapes soared 163 percent in just one year.
On New Year’s Eve 2015, thousands of sexual crimes were committed in Cologne, Germany and other major European cities by Muslim migrants and asylum seekers.
100 percent of attack rapes in Oslo are committed by foreign men, often asylum seekers. According to Norwegian police, the many rapes happen because the men are raised in a culture that promotes such behaviour:
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Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law. In this case the victim was the murderer’s sister, a victim to the culture of violence and intimidation that such laws help create.
The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”
Until the encouragement Islamic law gives to honor killing is acknowledged and confronted, more women will suffer.
“Relatives kill teenage girl for ‘honour’ on tribal jirga’s orders in Khyber Agency,” by Abdullah Malik, Dawn, June 30, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
A teenage girl was reportedly murdered by her relatives allegedly on the orders of a tribal jirga in Khyber Agency on Friday, in what the local political administration said was a case of ‘honour’ killing.
The jirga had issued the orders to kill 13-year-old Naghma after it emerged that she had allegedly attempted to run away with two young men, an official said.
After she allegedly ran away with them, the boys abandoned Naghma during the journey “out of fear”. She was later taken into custody by the security forces and released on bail upon assurance by the girl’s relatives that they would not kill her, Assistant Political Agent Niaz Mohammad told local reporters.
However, despite their assurances, Naghma’s relatives shot her dead three days later inside a house in Landi Kotal tehsil and silently buried her body in a local graveyard….
Meanwhile, a journalist belonging to Khyber Agency claimed that the two boys who allegedly ran away with the girl are in the custody of the same jirga. He claimed that the boys’ relatives will make every effort to secure their freedom, but it is possible that they too will be killed on the jirga’s orders….
Hundreds of women are murdered every year in Pakistan, often by their own relatives, for going against their families’ wishes in matters of love and marriage.
The perpetrators of so-called honour killings often walk free because they can seek forgiveness for the crime from another family member.
The Aurat Foundation’s annual report of 2016 showed 7,852 cases of violence against women.
According to Saima Munir, who works for the Aurat Foundation, there has been a 70 per cent increase in honour killings in the past year.