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VIDEO: French Judge Orders Jail for Islamic ‘Reformer’ Tariq Ramadan Over Rape Charges

A judge in France just ruled that a prominent Islamic scholar arrested and jailed on preliminary rape charges must stay behind bars.

The ruling was apparently fueled by the recommendations of the prosecutor’s office.

The case involves Tariq Ramadan, who was placed under investigation just a few days ago for incidents that allegedly occurred in 2009 and 2012.

Here’s a previous interview with Ramadan:

Robert Spencer with Jihad Watch writes:

I blinked at the AP headline. It is so rare to see justice done to the wealthy and powerful, especially someone who has for so long been the darling of the political and media elites, I couldn’t believe it at first. Ramadan will still likely skate: there are too many well-placed Muslim Brotherhood operatives and sympathizers in the government of France, and governments all over the West, for any other outcome to be likely. Still, the thought of him behind bars must bring some small comfort to his accusers, who have detailed far greater horrors to which he subjected them.

It is useful to remember that some people knew for years about Tariq Ramadan’s behavior. Bernard Godard, who was the “Monsieur Islam” of the French Ministry of the Interior and knew Ramadan well, said: “That he had many mistresses, that he consulted sites, that girls were brought to the hotel at the end of his lectures, that he invited them to undress, that some resisted and that he could become violent and aggressive, yes, but I have never heard of rapes, I am stunned.”

Why didn’t Godard act, knowing that “some” of the women whom Tariq Ramadan “invited to undress…resisted and that he could become violent and aggressive”? You know the answer: “Monsieur Islam” was afraid of being smeared as an “Islamophobe.” Tariq Ramadan’s entire rise to positions of influence and power can be attributed solely and wholly to his pose as a “Muslim reformer,” and to the Western intelligentsia’s avid desire to showcase such people in order to show that they are not “Islamophobic,” and are on board with the diversity/multiculturalism project. His rise certainly cannot be attributed to his wisdom and insight.

This was the story from AP:

A French judge decided on Tuesday to keep prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan in detention, four days after he was handed preliminary rape charges in cases alleged by women who sought his counsel.

A judicial official, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about the cases, said the decision followed the recommendation of the prosecutor’s office.

Ramadan was placed under investigation on Feb. 2 for an alleged rape resulting from a 2009 encounter and for the alleged rape of a vulnerable person in a 2012 case. Both women filed the complaints last year.

Ramadan, in custody since Jan. 31, denies any wrongdoing.

Ramadan had sought to buy some time before the judge ordered him kept in decision, saying last week after being charged that he wanted to postpone the required “debate” before any decision on remaining in jail. The tactic apparently didn’t work.

Ramadan, 55, is on leave from Britain’s Oxford University, where he is a professor of contemporary Islamic studies. He travels frequently and has written numerous books on Islam and the integration of Muslims in Europe.

It was not known how long he could remain locked up. Under French law, the order to hold him in “provisional detention” can last one year and include two consecutive six-month renewals thereafter. However, a suspect’s time in custody can be cut short at any time if a judge agrees detention is no longer warranted….

The judicial official said that in ordering Ramadan to remain in jail, the judge was either weighing the well-being of the women behind the case or assuring that the scholar does not leave France while the investigation is in progress. …

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report. Pamela Geller’s shocking new book, “FATWA: HUNTED IN AMERICA” is now available on Amazon. It’s Geller’s tell all, her story – and it’s every story – it’s what happens when you stand for freedom today. Buy it. Now. Here.

Minnesota: Muslim girl indicted, told roommates to ‘join the jihad in fighting’ and to ‘join Al Qaeda, Taliban, Al Shabaab’

Jihad recruitment and al-Qaeda support from a 19-year-old girl in Minnesota, and hardly any press coverage, of course. Nothing to see here, according to the enemedia. Just another Muslim trying to kill people, setting ablaze, among other things, a residential dormitory that also houses a day care center. Police said there were 33 children and eight adults in one the building. Nothing to see here, eh?

Tnuza Jamal Hassan wrote a letter to her roommates about “bringing back the Caliphate,” an Islamic state. The letter scared Hassan’s roommates, who turned it over to campus security. The St Catherine’s University student said she set the fires to avenge Muslims in Iraq or Afghanistan.

These indictments are a victory. On January 20 I wrote: “Tnuza Jamal Hassan set 8 fires and was only charged with a single case of arson. Why no terrorism charges?” Now she has been charged with “attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization,” as well as “arson, and making a false statement.” She should have been charged with terrorism based solely on what she did at St. Catherine University, aside from whatever support she tried to provide to al-Qaeda, but this is good enough.

This is a war. Our enemies are fighting and plotting every day. Our authorities need to wake up to the magnitude of what is going on.

“Minneapolis Woman Charged With Terrorism Offenses, Arson, And Making False Statements,” Department of Justice, February 7, 2018:

United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker today announced a three-count indictment charging TNUZA JAMAL HASSAN, 19, with attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, arson, and making a false statement. HASSAN will make her initial appearance before a United States Magistrate Judge at a later date.

According to the indictment, on September 19, 2017, HASSAN, a former student at St. Catherine University (SCU) in St. Paul, Minnesota, attempted to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, namely, al-Qa’ida. On September 22, 2017, in an interview with FBI Agents, HASSAN was asked whether she authored and delivered a letter to two fellow students at SCU in March 2017. The letter sought to encourage fellow students to “join the jihad in fighting” and to “[j]oin Al Qaeda, Taliban, or Al Shabaab.” HASSAN knowingly made a false statement to FBI Agents when she stated (1) she did not write the letter, (2) she did not know who wrote the letter, and (3) did not know how the letter came to be delivered to her fellow students.

According to the indictment, on January 17, 2018, HASSAN started several fires on the campus of SCU, including in St. Mary Hall, which she maliciously damaged. The fires set by HASSAN caused the St. Paul Fire Department to respond to SCU.

HASSAN was charged in Ramsey County District Court with one count of first-degree arson and is currently in custody at the Ramsey County Jail.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Winter is prosecuting the case.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force, St. Paul Police Department, and arson investigators from the St. Paul Fire Department.

“Minnesota woman, 19, who allegedly told students to ‘join the jihad,’ is indicted,” by Nicole Darrah, Fox News, February 7, 2018:

A Minnesota woman whom prosecutors said set fires at a Minnesota university out of anger because of U.S. military actions overseas was charged with terrorism Wednesday after she allegedly tried to assist a terrorist organization last year.

Tnuza Jamal Hassan, 19, was charged in federal court for attempting to provide material support to Al Qaeda, lying to the FBI and arson, Fox 9 reported. She was initially arrested Jan. 17 after she set eight fires in seven buildings on the St. Catherine University campus in St. Paul.

The Minneapolis woman admitted to investigators that she started the fires, which prosecutors said were sparked when she was “reading about the US military destroying schools in Iraq or Afghanistan and she felt that she should do exactly the same thing,” a criminal complaint read.

Hassan admitted to investigators that she intended to “hurt people” when she lit fires on the St. Catherine University campus in St. Paul. (Google Earth)

“Hassan said she wanted the school to burn to the ground and that her intent was to hurt people,” the complaint stated. “Hassan said this was that same thing that happened in ‘Muslim land’ and nobody cares if they get hurt, so why not do this?”

No one was injured in the campus fires.

Details about Hassan’s terrorism charge are unclear, but a federal indictment said she attempted to provide support to al Qaeda in September by trying to provide “personnel.”

The former English major is also accused of lying about writing a letter to her roommates in March, asking them “to join the jihad in fights,” and to “[j]oin al-Qaeda, Taliban, or Al Shabaab,” according to Fox 9.

Hassan also “told the police and fire investigators ‘You guys are lucky that I don’t know how to build a bomb because I would have done that,’” the complaint said…

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report. Pamela Geller’s shocking new book, “FATWA: HUNTED IN AMERICA” is now available on Amazon. It’s Geller’s tell all, her story – and it’s every story – it’s what happens when you stand for freedom today. Buy it. Now. Here.

Afghanistan publishes ‘undeniable’ proof ISIS, Taliban trained in Pakistan

Afghanistan has provided what it claims to be proof to Islamabad that the Islamic State and Taliban attackers who killed about 200 people on Afghan soil over the last month trained and planned the assaults in Pakistan.

Pakistan has long provided a safe haven to the Taliban and other jihadist and criminal organisations, leading President Trump to “put Pakistan on notice.”

It is long overdue for Pakistan to be recognized as the state sponsor of terrorism that it is. It recently condemned a US drone strike that killed two Islamic jihadis, signalling that it is no friend and ally to America.

Despite what is known about Pakistan, Afghanistan is no better, being itself a base for terrorists. In fact the two trouble spots have a kind of symbiotic relationship, as Pakistan harbours its terrorists in Afghanistan according to intelligence sources.

“Afghanistan Publishes ‘Undeniable’ Proof Islamic State, Taliban Jihadis Trained in Pakistan”, by Edwin Mora, Breitbart, February 1, 2018:

Afghanistan has provided what it claims to be proof to Islamabad that the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and Taliban attackers who killed about 200 people on Afghan soil over the last month trained and planned the assaults in Pakistan.

The Associated Press (AP) reports:

The Afghan officials said some of the latest evidence came from confessions by captured militants. They said they told the Pakistani side that some of the militants had been trained at Islamic seminaries in the Pakistani border town of Chaman.

Earlier in the week, Afghanistan’s U.N. envoy Mahmoud Saikal tweeted that the father of one of the insurgents involved in the bloody Jan. 20 assault on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel “conceded his son was trained in Chaman” by Pakistan’s InterServices Intelligence [ISI].

Echoing the Pentagon, Wais Ahmed Barmak, the interior minister in Afghanistan, also unveiled evidence, including confessions, that purportedly show Pakistan allows Taliban leaders to “roam freely” on its territory, notes AP.

On Thursday, Barmak and Afghanistan’s spy chief Masoom Stanekzai spoke to reporters, saying Afghanistan handed “undeniable” evidence to Pakistan showing that the recent spate of attacks was planned on Pakistani soil, reports the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency.

The attacks, which reportedly killed about 200 people, were apparently “planned from across the border,” declared Stanekzai, adding, “We asked Pakistan to hand over the culprits of the attacks in Afghanistan, and we shared undeniable evidence that the attacks were planned there.”

Afghanistan’s interior minister told reporters Kabul presented evidence to Pakistan during a meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The Pakistani embassy in Kabul said the evidence provided by Afghan spy chief Stanekzai was “being examined for its authenticity.”

“Pakistan has not given any commitment to give [a] reply to the information received from the NDS [National Directorate of Security] Chief Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai,” the embassy said in a statement, reports TOLO News.

Islamabad has reportedly condemned the recent deadly attacks in Afghanistan.

During a visit to the Islamabad-based Afghan embassy, Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said his country “strongly condemns terrorism in all forms and manifestations,” points out AFP.

He added that, during Wednesday’s bilateral meeting, the two countries “agreed to work together to strengthen mutual trust and bilateral engagement.”

The revelations that the recent attackers planned the deadly assaults in Afghanistan from Pakistan come as the U.S.-NATO mission recently conceded that the Taliban continues to expand its influence in Afghanistan where it now controls or contests about 45 percent of the country.

Late last year, the United Nations also reported that the Taliban’s rival—the Islamic State branch in Afghanistan known as the Khorasan province (ISIS-K)—is growing and has extended its jihadi tentacles to seven provinces in recent months.

“Nearly 200 people have been killed over the past month in attacks claimed by the Taliban and a rival Islamic State [IS] affiliate,” reports AP.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is expected to suspend about $2 billion in security aid to Islamabad over Pakistan’s reluctance to take decisive action against jihadists who operate on its soil and are fighting against American troops and their allies in Afghanistan, namely the Afghan Taliban and its al-Qaeda-linked ally, the Haqqani Network.

In its most recent assessment of the more than 16-year-old Afghanistan war issued in December, the Pentagon notes that Pakistan remains a “sanctuary” for terrorists, adding:

The Afghanistan-Pakistan border region remains a sanctuary for various groups, including al- Qa’ida, al-Qa’ida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the Haqqani Network, Lashkar-e- Tayyiba, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), ISIS-K, and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.

Sanctuary on the Pakistani side and presence on the Afghan side remain security challenges for both countries and pose a threat to regional security and stability.

The Pentagon considers the Haqqani Network, blamed for at least one of the recent deadly attacks in Afghanistan, to be the primary threat facing U.S. troops and their allies.

Islamabad has repeatedly denied that it harbors jihadist, but it has acknowledged that it holds some influence over the Afghan Taliban.

Afghanistan and Pakistan have long accused one another of supporting terrorists…..

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in Jihad Watch.

VIDEO DOCUMENTARY: Muslims in Europe [Allah Islam] by Zvi Yehezkeli and David Deryi

Part 1 – Isolation Part 2 – Sharia law or State law 0:44:02 Part 3 – Terror 1:23:23 Part 4 – Europe’s Jews 2:06:55.

Part 1 – Isolation

People:

Zvi Yehezkeli – Israeli journalist and filmmaker Anuar and Tara Matheel; Al Saif- muslim family from Rosengård; Henrik Stiernblad – Head of Operations, Malmö Police District; Dr.Magnus Norell – Senior Research Fellow at Swedish Institute of International Affairs Lars Hedegaard (Denmark) – historian and journalist; Prof. Raphael Drai – Political Science Researcher; Samia Ghali – Mayor, District 8 Marseille Xavier Lemoine – mayor of Montfermeil; Jean-Louis Bruguière – Judge, was the leading French magistrate for investigating counter-terrorism from 1981 to 2007

Places:

France – Paris, Montfermeil, Sweden – Malmö (Rosengård)

Part 2 – Sharia law or State law

People:

Zvi Yehezkeli – Israeli journalist and filmmaker; Philippe Moureaux – former mayor of Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, and professor of economic history at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Filip Dewinter – leader of “Vlaams Belang” party; An-Sofie Dewinter – his daughter Abu Fares – Member of the islamist group “Sharia4Belgium”; Douglas Murray – British journalist Anjem Choudary – islamist from “Sharia4UK”; Sara Mohammad – women rights activist (Stockholm); Henrik Stiernblad – Head of Operations, Malmö Police District; Ayaan Hirsi Ali – Somali-Dutch feminist and ex-parliament member; Theodor Holman – Dutch journalist, friend of Theo Van Gogh; Stéphane Charbonnier “Charb” – publisher of the “Charlie Hebdo”

Places:

Belgium – Brussels, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Molenbeek.London, Stockholm, Amsterdam,Paris.

Part 3 – Terror

People:

Zvi Yehezkeli – Israeli journalist and filmmaker; Dr.Magnus Norell – Senior Research Fellow at Swedish Institute of International Affairs; Douglas Murray – British journalist; Peter Clarke – former head of the Metropolitan Police’s anti-terrorism division Majad; Han – Luton resident from Pakistan; Abu Imran – leader of the islamist group “Sharia4Belgium”; Abu Fares – Member of the islamist group “Sharia4Belgium”; Dr.Klaus Boehnke – Professor of Social Science Methodology,Jacobs University Bremen; Anjem Choudary – islamist from “Sharia4UK”; Jamal – youth football teams coach in Marseille’s troubled areas

Places:

Amsterdam, Antwerp, Stockholm, Marseille, Luton

Part 4 – Europe’s Jews

People:

Zvi Yehezkeli – Israeli journalist and filmmaker; Amnon Zubera – Israeli expat in Malmo; Yael Zubera – Amnon’s daughter Shneur Kesselman – Rabbi of the Malmö Jewish community; Henrik Stiernblad – Head of Operations, Malmö Police District; Ilana Adner – activist who helps asylum seekers Bashar – refugee from Iraq Lars Hedegaard (Denmark) – historian and journalist; Mark Gardener – spokesman for CST (Community Security Trust); David Dayman – Entrepreneur and Journalist; Sammy Ghozlan – CRIF (Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France); Mendel Belinov – Rabbi of the Saint-Denis community; Charles Bakushe – a lawyer Prof. Raphael Drai – Political Science Researcher; Olivia Zemor – anti-israeli activist,head of the group ‘Euro Palestine’; Jacques Brotchi – professor of neurosurgery and member of Senate Jack Derijan – belgian BDS activist; Carlos Latuff – cartoonist,prizer of iranian “International Holocaust Cartoon Competition”; Mattias Karlsson – Sweden Democrats party; Filip Dewinter – leader of “Vlaams Belang” party Michael Freelich – editor of “Joods Actueel” newspaper; Kent Ekeroth – Jewish member of Sweden Democrats party

Places:

London, Malmö ,Antwerp ,Paris,Toulouse, Brussels, Berlin.

EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is of a visitor walking past a poster of artist Burak Delier depicting a woman wearing a chandor (burka) made from an European Union flag in an exhibition in downtown Istanbul, 04 October 2005. AFP PHOTO/MUSTAFA OZER

Linda Sarsour renews her jihad against Trump

Linda Sarsour has renewed and revived her jihad against Trump and her veiled incitement to violence.

Sarsour first states:

Two days after the executive order, I became the lead plaintiff in Sarsour vs. Donald J. Trump, a lawsuit filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations against the Muslim ban based on Trump’s clear anti-Islam bias during his campaign.

The temporary ban was against countries of concern to minimize threats to Americans from jihad attacks, violence and cultural practices not fitting for any democracy; but Sarsour teamed up with CAIR to present the ban as a victimization of Muslims. Jihad by immigration is one form of conquest for Islamic supremacists. Trump’s ban stymies that global objective.

Sarsour goes on:

Amidst the vitriol directed at me as a Palestinian Muslim-American activist, the hardest thing for me as a mother has been explaining to my beautiful, aware, Palestinian Muslim-American children why the country they love is banning people who look like them and share their faith from coming here.

Banning people “who look like them?” In terms of looks, how, pray tell, can one definitively tell who is a Muslim Palestinian? In the case of Sarsour herself, she once admitted that it was her hijab that transformed her from “some ordinary white girl in New York City” into a “person of color.”

The disturbing aspect to Sarsour’s words is that she has revealed that her children (and likely others) are being taught the worst propaganda against Americans. They’re being indoctrinated with hate, which feeds jihadist sentiments. America is not anti-Muslim, which is why mosques are everywhere and even free to preach the hate that has been widely discovered in them.

There is a pattern to be observed in Sarsour’s message, reminiscent of the indoctrination of Palestinian children against Israelis.

Palestinians are coaching children to value terrorism in its school curriculums by teaching hate and victimization; and they are taught to hate Israel in UN-funded camps.

And as reported by the New York Times, there are:

thousands of examples of Palestinian incitement against the Jewish state and the Jewish people. There are even numerous instances of the glorification of Hitler on the Facebook pages of some government-supported Palestinian schools and in children’s publications funded by the Palestinian Authority. Such messages, propagated daily in P.A. media and classrooms, are internalized by the population at large — and children in particular.

Sarsour plays the ultimate victim card as she issues her propagandist call to uprising “shoulder to shoulder,” resembling a Palestinian intifada in which the Palestinian people view themselves as oppressed victims of Israel despite their repeated (and ongoing) attempts to obliterate Israel:

There have been dark times like slavery, the treatment of native Americans and the internment of Japanese Americans. During those dark times, a silent majority turned a blind eye to grave injustice, and we cannot let it happen again. Let us commit to standing shoulder to shoulder against the coming storm. People are counting on us.

Arabs are still holding black slaves, wiping out Christianity in the Middle East, throwing gays off the highest roof headfirst, murdering apostates, infidels, minority groups and raping infidels. The usual list goes on, while Sarsour and her ilk turn a blind eye to these grave injustices and spread their propaganda, getting their water-carriers to do the same. Linda Sarsour is stirring uprising against Trump and against any movement that stands in the way of her Islamic supremacist agenda.

“Linda Sarsour: Trump’s Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Helps Unite America Against Him”, by Linda Sarsour, Time, January 30, 2018:

It was almost a week after the 2017 Women’s March — possibly the largest single-day protest in U.S. history — that President Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries. At the time, I was sitting with friends in Los Angeles and found myself in tears. I couldn’t believe it.

The new administration was wasting no time in keeping their campaign promises to target the communities I love and belong to. Soon after the executive order was signed, a tweet went out asking people to show up at airports across the country in order to stand up against the order.

I went to Los Angeles International Airport and saw an image that continues to fill my heart with hope — hundreds of people demanding entry for Muslim immigrants and refugees from countries placed on the travel ban. As a Muslim American who has been working to defend the rights of Muslims in the post 9/11 era, this act of solidarity was especially important and meaningful.

Two days after the executive order, I became the lead plaintiff in Sarsour vs. Donald J. Trump, a lawsuit filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations against the Muslim ban based on Trump’s clear anti-Islam bias during his campaign. We were not going to sit back. We were going to organize and fight back regardless of the consequences.

Over the past year, this administration has put forth multiple versions of the Muslim ban, worked to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, targeted undocumented immigrants in mass deportation sweeps and employed manipulative, hateful rhetoric against our communities. Their shameless use of the courts to defend what they know is immoral and unconstitutional further shows their disregard for our nation’s laws. It has been both a privilege and an inspiration to stand with people resisting each effort, because behind the policy arguments are real people whose lives are being upended.

Each Muslim ban has separated families, many of whom live in my community in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. I know Yemeni-American fathers who are longing to see their children but are in visa limbo in countries like Ethiopia, Egypt and Djibouti. Syrian refugees — who have already suffered in the journey to leave their homes — have been further separated from half of their families because of the ban.

As a result of my advocacy on behalf of Muslims and standing unapologetically against this administration, I have been met with vicious attacks, smear campaigns and death threats. Amidst the vitriol directed at me as a Palestinian Muslim-American activist, the hardest thing for me as a mother has been explaining to my beautiful, aware, Palestinian Muslim-American children why the country they love is banning people who look like them and share their faith from coming here. How do I explain to teenagers why this administration has such contempt for them and their faith? The key for them has been our friends and their acts of solidarity, which have helped me and my children cope with this pain and trauma.

Since the horrific attacks of 9/11, Muslims in America have been met with racial and religious profiling by all levels of law enforcement. We’ve endured unwarranted and blanket surveillance, deportations and registration programs. We’ve also been erroneously placed on no-fly lists and experienced an exponential rise in hate crimes against our communities. We often found ourselves advocating in small groups, or alone.

But over the last year, I felt a shift.

This year was the first time we saw allies mobilizing for Muslims and fighting back against the racism and bigotry directed at us. My visible participation in the Women’s March in 2017 and the very successful anniversary earlier this month has been a heartwarming experience for Muslims across the world. It was inspiring.

No matter how many Muslim bans or other ugly policies are introduced by Trump and his administration, one thing is clear — when we fight together, we win every time. Muslims cannot do this alone, and we should not do it alone. I ask my fellow Americans not to be distracted and to keep the focus on building power…

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

Google partners with anti-Semitic, pro-Hamas Muslim group

While hounding and censoring those who dissent from the hard-Left line. Google, YouTube and the rest are not neutral platforms in the slightest degree. Their hegemony must be ended, or the freedom of speech will be a dead letter.

“Google Partners with Anti-Semitic Islamists,” by Steven Emerson, IPT News, January 30, 2018:

Why are Google and YouTube sponsoring a day-long symposium featuring a roster of speakers including known Islamist anti-Semites, as well as known militant Islamists who are long time Israel bashers and Hamas supporters? And why are Google and YouTube providing a forum for Islamists who approve of Sharia-imposed “death by stoning?”

This Wednesday’s online conference by the British-based Imams Online features a rogues’ gallery of Islamists and virulently anti-Semitic, anti-Israel speakers – and it’s all being done “in official partnership with Google and YouTube.

One of the conference’s three primary goals is “Tackling Rising Islamophobia and the Far Right Threat.”…

…spreading the false claim of rising Islamophobia actually can be seen as a national security threat. This is because that concept is based upon the false notion that there is a Western conspiracy against Islam – and that is the primary claim and motivation that induces jihadi terrorist attacks on western targets….

“For Google and YouTube to provide a worldwide forum for a group that includes known antisemites and bigots is irresponsible and beyond the pale,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. “Rather than promote tolerance and human dignity, it provides them with an enormous platform to further spew their anti-Semitism and hate! We call on Google and YouTube to immediately cancel the event!”

Google’s participation in the Imams Online summit stands in sharp contrast to its ongoing censorship of pro-Israel voices, including Prager University. Google-owned YouTube has restricted access to Prager U’s pro-Israel videos and has removed dozens of other videos for no apparent reason other than Google does not like Prager’s politics. It has likewise censored pro-Israel videos by Alan Dershowitz. This double standard belies its claims of neutrality.

Google is not the first social media giant to enter into a partnership with this highly questionable Islamic group. Faith Associates, the parent company of Imams Online, partnered in 2016 with Facebook and Twitter.

And in a similar action last November, Facebook partnered with the Muslim group Faith Associates to launch an online guide entitled “Keeping Muslims Safe Online,” targeting “hate speech.” Facebook has never offered a similar guide for other religions. Simon Milner, Head of Policy UK at Facebook, stated: “We’re proud to be supporting Faith Associates in the development of their online safety guide. Facebook welcomes all communities, and there is no place for hate on the platform.”

Yet investigative journalist and lawyer Judith Bergman noted at the Gatestone Institute: “It is curious that of all the groups Facebook could have chosen to ‘protect’ – if one is to believe that Facebook intends to ‘protect’ other groups as well – it chose Muslims. Are Muslims the most targeted group in the world today? In Canada, according to fresh statistics, hate crimes against Muslims have fallen while hate crimes against Jews have risen. In the United States, according to Gatestone’s A. Z. Mohamed: ‘Since 1992… anti-Semitic incidents have been higher than those perpetrated against other groups.’”

In line with Facebook’s inexplicable decision to host a conference with speakers, some of whose public records are parallel with neo-Nazis’ statements, we decided to check the backgrounds of the speakers at the Google/YouTube conference. And what sources of information did we primarily use? Google, YouTube and Twitter.

Adam Kelwick, a Liverpool-based imam and Muslim chaplain

In a July 2017 Facebook post, Kelwick wrote: “Muslims must visit Al-Aqsa in droves and ensure their visits adhere to the instructions of a ‘principled visitation’ as outlined by the Grand Mufti of Palestine and Jerusalem.” The Mufti whom Kelwick invokes, Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, has incited violence and condoned suicide bombing, saying: “It is the Palestinian people’s right to engage in resistance until the occupation ends. As long as the resistance is legitimate, everything related to it is also legitimate.” Of suicide bombing, he said: “It is legitimate, of course, as long as it plays a role in the resistance.”

Mahmood Chandia, a lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire

Chandia “claims in one sermon that music is a way in which Jews spread ‘the Satanic web’ to corrupt young Muslims,” the Times of Londonreported in 2007. Chandia openly endorsed Sharia-mandated death by stoning: “Death by stoning for both men and women exists to provide a social balance in a way that other people will see adultery as a deterrent. So while the Western observer might see it as abhorrent, it exists to preserve the family lineage. It is dictated by prophetic practice which is part of the Islamic religion, the Koran.”

Shuruq Naguib, a lecturer at Lancaster University

Naguib has retweeted virulent anti-Semites and anti-Israel militants, notably Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada blog; Naguib retweeted Abunimah’s tweet of his pro-BDS article, “How to boycott Israel: updated guidelines for academics.”

In it, Abunimah repeats the false claim that Israel has engaged in “horrifying destruction and mass killing in Gaza,” and called for an “international academic and cultural boycott of Israel.”

Going even farther, Naguib has tweeted support for a petition calling upon the United Nations and world governments to impose a military embargo upon Israel in light of its supposed war crimes.

On Facebook, Naguib has shared a link to the article “Decolonization is a global project: From Palestine to the Americas.”

This article falsely claims that Israel expelled 800,000 of the “indigenous Palestinian people” from their homeland, saying “they were unable to return and became refugees as Zionist militias attacked and destroyed villages, towns and cities across Palestine.” In reality, “thousands of wealthy Arabs left in anticipation of a war, thousands more responded to Arab leaders’ calls to get out of the way of the advancing armies, a handful were expelled, but most simply fled to avoid being caught in the cross fire of a battle.”

Ingrid Mattson, professor at Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario and former President of the Islamic Society of North America

Mattson is a serial anti-Israel tweeter; she has tweeted in favor of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, accusing Israel of war crimes, along with almost any position that denies Israeli legitimacy. We are publishing just a handful so readers can get an idea of who Google has selected to speak to the entire world on Wednesday.

In 2014, during Israel’s defensive action in Gaza, Mattson falsely claimed that Israel’s actions were designed to “terrify people so they flee their homes – women, children, elderly all vulnerable.”

Mattson has engaged in moral equivalence between Israel and Palestinian terrorists, equating the terrorist bombing of a pizza parlor in Israel with Israel allegedly “bombing schools and hospitals” in Gaza, which only took place because Hamas was using them as “human shields.”

She has referred to Israel as an “Apartheid state.”

Also in connection with Israel’s 2014 action in Gaza, Mattson claimed that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent Israeli soldiers to Gaza to “kill and be killed.”

She complained to then-Secretary of State John Kerry about what she termed “the terrorizing of Palestinian children.”

Myriam Francois, aka Myriam Francois-Cerrah, journalist

“Hamas’ status as an international pariah, means that the lack of sympathy reserved for an organisation listed as ‘terrorist’ by most countries in the West, now sadly extends to all Palestinians living in Hamas’ ruled Gaza,” Francois Cerrah wrote in 2013. She even defended rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel: “Just as the blockade of Gaza, ongoing since 2007, is a form of collective punishment, the current international unwillingness to protect Palestinian civilians on the grounds that Israel has a right to respond to rocket attacks, also represents a form of collective punishment.”

In line with this sympathy for Hamas, she has tweeted: “Israel accusing Hamas of war crimes? Oh the irony.”

She has even claimed that Israel’s “real purpose” in the Gaza operation was “to kill Arabs.”

Francois-Cerrah has also claimed that banning Sharia courts in Britain “would harm British Muslim women….while the call to ban Sharia councils is often seen as a way of protecting women, many women I have interviewed feel a ban would disempower them, by removing one of the potentially powerful avenues through which they could exercise religious pressure on their husbands or family members.” In reality, these courts have been found to be operating beyond the reach of British law and aiding and abetting the oppression of women.

Haaris Abdul Samad, imam of Hayes Muslim Centre

Even more disturbing is Abdul Samad’s support for Aafia Siddiqui, “Lady al-Qaida,” who is serving 86 years in prison for attacking American interrogators in Afghanistan.

Google’s Partner in Crime: Imams Online

If Google had done its due diligence and investigated Imams Online, it would have easily discovered that its partner had posted anti-Israeli blogs, supported Hamas, accused Israel of genocide and promoted Hamas talking points. An article that remains on the Imams Online website repeats vicious Palestinian anti-Israel propaganda:

We see the brutal killing of innocent children, vile abuses of power from police and servicemen, the frustration of years of oppression and hardships, the anguish and pain of mothers and fathers and within all that, the unwavering defiance of young Palestinians….

As we watch in horror the senseless killing of women and children in Palestine, Imams and Islamic leaders from around the world share in the grief and speak out in outrage to ask where has our humanity gone?..

The Islamic authorities Imams Online invokes are noteworthy. They include Yasir Qadhi, an ultra-conservative cleric who has been a Holocaust denier and believes Muslim women should not work, except as school teachers or as physicians serving other Muslim women.

The Imams Online article also quotes the imam Suhaib Webb, whom the Simon Wiesenthal Center considers to be an “anti-Semite,” saying: “The events in Palestine only increase my commitment to the BDS movement and support for organizations in America that are working to give life to Palestinians.” Webb claims that effeminate men are cursed and that Muslims should fight gay marriage. He complains that American girls are “bad people” because they “don’t wear any clothes.” He accuses Jews of trying to kill Jesus and being Muhammad’s greatest antagonists, and tells his congregation that animosity toward Jews is understandable. In 2014, Webb raised $300,000 for Islamic Relief, a Hamas-linked charity designated as a terrorist entity by Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

Imams Online also invokes another imam, Omar Suleiman, also considered an anti-Semite by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, who also retails anti-Israel propaganda: “The only result that ever comes out of constant violence and oppression is the perpetuation of animosity and the birth of countless generations of young Palestinians that will grow up in an environment that disregards their humanity and forces them to continue a tradition of resistance and protection for their lives and the lives of their families.” Suleiman has a history with Google: he prevailed upon the social media giant to skew its searches so as to present only material favorable to Islam, and to hide any material critical of Islam.

In another Imams Online post criticizing President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, it reprints a tweet from Omar Suleiman:

In still another post, Imams Online touted the “International Day of Solidarity with Palestine” and falsely claimed: “The Palestinian people are yet to attain their inalienable rights as defined by the [UN] General Assembly; the right to self-determination without external interference, the right to national independence and sovereignty, and the right to return to their homes and property from which they had been displaced.”

MCA-UK partners with Muslim Aid. Gatestone Institute reported in 2014: “Muslim Aid, a British Muslim charity, is also presently working with the Muslim Chaplain’s Association to provide ‘opportunities to become a prison mentor.’ In 2010, Muslim Aid admitted to funding two Palestinian charities that belonged to the terror groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. In addition, a number of Bangladeshi commentators have accused Muslim Aid of funding the violent Islamist group Jamaat-e-Islami.”

All this information is publicly available; Google either did not bother to investigate Imams Online, or simply isn’t concerned about its providing a platform for virulent anti-Semitism and Islamism. In partnering with this unsavory group, Google is demonstrating what its detractors have insisted for years: it is an enabler of Islamic radicalism and extremism.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

Muslim Diversity Visa Lottery Winner Offered to Murder Obama for ISIS

“What I am saying is, to shoot Obama and then get shot ourselves, will it do? That will strike fear in the hearts of the infidels.”

Now that’s diversity. And it comes straight from the Qur’an: “And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may strike fear in the hearts of the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know, whom Allah knows” (8:60).

Of course, no one would have dreamed of trying to screen Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev for jihadist sentiments. That would have been “Islamophobic.”

Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev

“Diversity Visa Lottery Winner Offered to Kill Obama for ISIS,” by Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News, January 17, 2018:

Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev was both lucky and evil.

His luck was demonstrated when he won admission to the United States through the diversity visa lottery; his evilness, by his stated willingness to assassinate the president of the United States or commit a terrorist attack in New York City — if he could not travel to Syria to join the Islamic State, and if that is what the Islamic State ordered him to do.

When Juraboev was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Oct. 27, 2017, New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill summarized his case in a statement released by the U.S. Justice Department.

“The defendant in this case lived in Brooklyn while making plans to travel to Syria to support a design(at)ed terrorist organization,” O’Neill said. “If that was not successful, the defendant schemed of bombing Coney Island or killing the president of the United States.”

This story starts in 2011.

“Juraboev, a national of Uzbekistan, was admitted to the United States as a diversity visa lottery recipient in 2011,” said a report issued jointly this week by the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security.

Three years later in 2014 — according to an Oct. 25, 2017 sentencing letter that then-Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Bridget Rohde sent to U.S. District Judge William Kuntz — Juraboev “first came to the attention of the government with his online postings on an Uzbek-language social media website.”

The website, according to the U.S. attorney, “propagated ISIS’s ideology and called for its Uzbek-speaking audience to join ISIS.”

On Aug. 8, 2014, Juraboev, then about 24 years old, went to this site and posted an alarming message.

“Greetings!” he wrote. “We too wanted to pledge our allegiance and commit ourselves while not present there. I am in USA now but we don’t have any arms. But is it possible to commit ourselves as dedicated martyrs anyway while here?

“What I am saying is, to shoot Obama and then get shot ourselves, will it do?” Juraboev said.

“That will strike fear in the hearts of the infidels,” he said….

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

VIDEO: Woman in a hijab stars in hair product advertisement for L’Oreal?

Celebrating the values of our new overlords and preparing the people for what is coming.

Amena Khan

“Woman in a Hijab Stars in Hair Product Advertisement for L’Oreal,” by Victoria Friedman, Breitbart, January 18, 2018:

L’Oréal Paris UK has cast a woman who wears an Islamic headscarf as a model in a hair care product campaign.

Youtuber and Instagram personality Amena Khan called the L’Oréal campaign, launched Monday, “game changing” for showcasing a woman who completely covers her hair in the hair care advertisement.

“How many brands are doing things like this? Not many. They’re literally putting a girl in a headscarf – whose hair you can’t see – in a hair campaign,” she told the British edition of Vogue.

The fashion magazine applauded the “conversations” the ad will “provoke”, saying that L’Oréal has now “democratised” its “Worth It” messaging.

“Whether or not your hair is on display it doesn’t affect how much you care about it,” Ms. Khan says in her portion of the one minute-ad which featured other “diverse British ambassadors and influencers”.

L’Oréal Paris UK General Manager Adrien Koskas called the commercial a “disruptive campaign for the haircare market”….

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

STUDY: Muslim Migrants have ‘Medieval’ Views of Jews, Gays, Women and Infidels

These attitudes aren’t “Medieval,” they’re Islamic: these views of Jews, gays, women and non-Muslim come straight from Islamic texts and teachings. So these findings should come as no surprise. The European political and media elites, however, refuse to believe that anyone really believes such things, and so they’re endlessly surprised by survey results such as these.

“Study: Muslim Migrants Have Medieval Attitudes Towards Jews, Gays, Women, and ‘Infidels,’” by Jack Montgomery, Breitbart, January 18, 2018:

An academic survey of asylum seekers in Graz, Austria, has found increasing religiosity and deeply worrying attitudes towards Jews, gay people, women, and ‘infidels’.

The study was carried out by Ednan Aslan, Professor of Islamic Religious Education at the University of Vienna, on behalf of local authorities responsible for integration, the Kurierreports.

“We wanted to know, who lives with us?” explained Kurt Hohensinner, a city councillor for the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), which currently governs alongside the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ).

Professor Aslan interviewed a sample of 288 of the approximately 4,000 predominantly Afghan asylum seekers in state care in Graz, and discovered that some 54.5 per cent believe Jewish people do not care about anyone but themselves, with 44.2 per cent saying that Judaism is actively harmful to the world.

“For certain refugees anti-Semitism is a matter of course, which has given the refugee movement a new dimension,” Professor Aslan observed.

More than half – 51.7 per cent – of migrants said they regarded homosexuality as immoral, with 59 per cent voicing opposition to same-sex marriage.

Two-thirds of those surveyed were young men under 30, and Professor Aslan found attitudes which would be considered decidedly misogynistic by Western standards: 44.2 per cent said they would support the use of violence against wives who were disloyal to their husbands.

However, the Muslim women Professor Aslan surveyed appeared no less prone to extremism than their male counterparts, with 62 per cent saying they attached great importance to wearing the Islamic headscarf in public, and 44.3 per cent saying they would refuse to shake hands with a man.

Perhaps most striking was a finding that almost half of the migrants surveyed — 49.8 per cent — said Islam played a bigger role in their lives in Austria than it had in their native countries.

“Mosques have a certain influence on these people,” observed Professor Aslan, with 70 per cent saying they attended prayers every Friday, and 55 per cent saying they believed unbelievers would burn in Hell.

Breitbart London has previously reported concerns that Graz’s mosques have already turned the city into a “stronghold” of radical Islam, with experts saying that 11 out of 20 are under constant surveillance for extremist links.

It is possible that hardline attitudes may be even more prevalent than Professor Aslan’s study suggests, too, with European Union Counter-Terrorism Co-ordinator Gilles de Kerchove noting that “most fanatics disguise their convictions [through] increasing use of taqiyya” after the Barcelona terror attacks….

Indeed, a Bosnian migrant who ran down and killed four people in Graz in 2015, including a small child, was found to have lied about being a Christian, when he was really a devout Muslim who attended mosque six times a week.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in Jihad Watch.

ISIS executioner who threw gay men off buildings bribes his way out of Iraqi prison in minutes

It wasn’t just that he paid a bribe. It was also that many, many people sympathize with what he did, and — secretly, perhaps — consider Abu Omer a hero.

Abu Omer – known as “White Beard” (center)

“Isis executioner who threw gay men off buildings bribed his way out of prison in ‘minutes,’” by Josh Robbins, International Business Times, January 9, 2018:

A notorious Isis henchman accused of beheading gay men and throwing them off rooftops has escaped from police custody just minutes after being arrested in Iraq.

Abu Omer – known as “White Beard” thanks to his impressive facial hair – was arrested in Mosul at the beginning of the year. Local and international media reported his detention but now it seems that the sadistic jihadi was back on the road in no time at all.

Human rights watch group the Clarion Project described the escape as a “remarkable failure of the Iraqi justice system – [an] Isis religious leader was arrested and released just minutes later after paying a $7,500 [£5,500] bribe.”

The grisly executioner has been connected to dozens of killings inside the so-called Caliphate. Most shockingly, he appears to feature in an infamous video from 2015 that shows three men accused of homosexuality being publicly beheaded.

Describing the security debacle, local official Zuheir Hazzen el-Jaburi told Ayn Al Iraq: “I was in Mosul when a force from police intelligence arrested a man. After questioning they were told he was the mufti for the right bank of the [river in the] city – an Isis member.

“We asked people who he was, and they proved he really was an Isis mufti. After he was arrested, he left a motorbike behind. An hour later we saw the motorbike was no longer there.

“We inquired about it. They said he was released 10 minutes earlier after he paid 75 notes [$7,500].”

The official’s report was confirmed online by UN ambassador and Yazidi genocide survivor Nadia Murad. She wrote on Twitter: “We heard from media that this Isis terrorist detainee who used to slaughter people in Mosul is now set free by some corrupt officials….

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in Jihad Watch.

Quran

Quran (7:80-84) – “…For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds…. And we rained down on them a shower (of brimstone)” – An account that is borrowed from the Biblical story of Sodom. Muslim scholars through the centuries have interpreted the “rain of stones” on the town as meaning that homosexuals should be stoned, since no other reason is given for the people’s destruction. (Inexplicably, the story is also repeated in three other suras: 15:7427:58 and 29:40).

Quran (7:81) – “Will ye commit abomination such as no creature ever did before you?” This verse is part of the previous text and it establishes that homosexuality as different from (and much worse than) adultery or other sexual sin. According to the Arabic grammar, homosexuality is called the worst sin, while references elsewhere describe other forms of non-marital sex as being “among great sins.”

Quran (26:165-166) – “Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males, “And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing”

Quran (4:16) – “If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and amend, Leave them alone” This is the Yusuf Ali translation. The original Arabic does not use the word “men” and simply says “two from among you.” Yusuf Ali may have added the word “men” because the verse seems to refer to a different set than referred to in the prior verse (explicitly denoted as “your women”). In other words, since 4:15 refers to “your women”, 4:16 is presumably written to and refers to men.