New Jersey: Muslima kept woman as slave, forced her to marry her so she could get legal residency

Why not? Don’t be so racist, bigoted, homophobic and “Islamophobic.” They can just be grateful that they didn’t run into Allasheed Allah.

Slavery is acceptable in Islam. The Qur’an has Allah telling Muhammad that he has given him girls as sex slaves: “Prophet, We have made lawful to you the wives to whom you have granted dowries and the slave girls whom God has given you as booty.” (Qur’an 33:50)

Muhammad bought slaves: “Jabir (Allah be pleased with him) reported: There came a slave and pledged allegiance to Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) on migration; he (the Holy Prophet) did not know that he was a slave. Then there came his master and demanded him back, whereupon Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: Sell him to me. And he bought him for two black slaves, and he did not afterwards take allegiance from anyone until he had asked him whether he was a slave (or a free man).” (Muslim 3901)

Muhammad took female Infidel captives as slaves: “Narrated Anas: The Prophet offered the Fajr Prayer near Khaibar when it was still dark and then said, ‘Allahu-Akbar! Khaibar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a (hostile) nation (to fight), then evil will be the morning for those who have been warned.’ Then the inhabitants of Khaibar came out running on the roads. The Prophet had their warriors killed, their offspring and woman taken as captives. Safiya was amongst the captives. She first came in the share of Dahya Alkali but later on she belonged to the Prophet. The Prophet made her manumission as her ‘Mahr.’” (Bukhari 5.59.512) Mahr is bride price: Muhammad freed her and married her. But he didn’t do this to all his slaves:

Muhammad owned slaves: “Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah’s Apostle was on a journey and he had a black slave called Anjasha, and he was driving the camels (very fast, and there were women riding on those camels). Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Waihaka (May Allah be merciful to you), O Anjasha! Drive slowly (the camels) with the glass vessels (women)!’” (Bukhari 8.73.182) There is no mention of Muhammad’s freeing Anjasha.

“Feds: NJ woman forced Sri Lankan woman to marry her, enslaved her for 9 years,” by Hannan Adely, North Jersey Record, December 12, 2018 (thanks to David):

A Secaucus woman has been accused of enslavement for allegedly forcing a Sri Lankan national to work for nine years without pay, federal prosecutors said.

Alia Imad Faleh Al Hunaity, 43, was arraigned Wednesday in federal court in Camden and charged with forced labor, alien harboring and marriage fraud.

Attorneys said Hunaity, also known as Alia Al Qaterneh, brought the victim to the United States in 2009 on a temporary visa for domestic work, then caused her to overstay her visa.

Hunaity allegedly forced the victim to work without pay and limited her interactions with the outside world. In 2018, Hunaity forced the victim to marry her so she could get legal residency and continue to work without pay, according to court documents.

Hunaity, who was arrested on Sept.19, has pleaded not guilty and is free on $150,000 unsecured bond. She faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for forced labor and a possible fine of $250,000 or the equivalent of lost wages, whichever is greater. She faces up to five years for each charge of alien harboring and marriage fraud….

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Andrew Neel on Unsplash.

Pregnant Canadian Woman’s Baby dies in Palestinian mass shooting attack

A Canadian citizen, Amichai Ish-Ran, originally from Montreal, was shot five times when a Palestinian jihadist opened fire on Israeli civilians in a drive-by. He is still recovering in a hospital, and his wife “Shira who was 30 weeks pregnant, was also shot, in the abdomen.” Shira and Amichai’s baby was delivered by emergency caesarian section, but he didn’t make it.

The baby was murdered by a Palestinian jihadist.

The world would be reeling if the attackers were Europeans or Jews and the victims were Muslim. Mainstream Muslim groups would be demanding a special day of recognition against “Islamophobia,” but it is Islamic jihadists who are routinely victimizing innocent people while screaming “Islamophobia” when such abuses are called out. It is offensive to call them out. It is offensive to identify the religion and ideology of the attackers. This has to stop.

If Christians, Jews, or Hindus were routinely targeting others, they should be identified and called out. But now, thanks to the efforts of stealth jihadists, it has become “racist” to expect respect for human life from everyone equally. This is the epitome of the bigotry of low expectations. It is a result of propaganda claiming that jihadists are the victims of colonialists and racists. Forget the 1,400 year history of bloody jihad against the infidel and against Muslims of other sects.

The only “peace” the Palestinians will accept is illuminated by the commonly-heard chant: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” This means the obliteration of Israel. In the meantime, Israel will continue to be labelled an “apartheid” and “racist” state for defending itself, and the Palestinians will be cast as perpetual victims in this propaganda war. All along, it has been a jihad war against Jews, one front of the larger war against all unbelievers.

An attorney and writer, Ari Lieberman, who is “personally acquainted with Shira Ish-Ran’s father,” writes:

This bestial act of violence perpetrated by lowly cowards, was praised by Hamas, who referred to the attack as “heroic.” The Palestinian Authority has yet to issue a statement condemning the attack but judging by their past actions, they will likely name streets and squares after the perpetrators and issue hefty stipends for their families, a repulsive practice known as pay for slay. Under the leadership of Donald Trump, the United States has curtailed aid to the Palestinians, citing among other things, the Palestinian practice of pay for slay. The Europeans seem oblivious to this practice and are still lavishly funding the Palestinian Authority, courtesy of EU taxpayer.

There are far too many leaders worldwide who are fooled by Palestinian propaganda.

“UPDATE: Baby dies after Canadians injured in West Bank terror attack,” CTV News, December 12, 2018:

The infant child of a Canadian citizen and his wife who were among those injured in a terrorist attack in the West Bank Sunday night has died.

The drive-by shooting happened in Ofra, a Jewish settlement. Israeli authorities say a suspected Palestinian gunman opened fire on a group of people waiting at a bus stop.

Among the injured were two family members of a prominent Montreal attorney.

Lawyer Jordan Charness says his 21-year-old nephew Amichai Ish-Ran was shot five times and is recovering in hospital. Ish-Ran’s wife Shira, who was 30 weeks pregnant, was also shot, in the abdomen.

Her baby was delivered by emergency caesarian section.

On Wednesday, Charness said that Shira was awake and had spoken to her husband, and the infant died that day.

Five others were also injured in the attack.

“It’s very difficult here obviously because we don’t have constant updates even though my daughter’s at the hospital waiting,” Charness said. “You feel very helpless here to know that your family in Israel can be subject to this kind of terror attack at any time and it actually happened.”

The entire attack was captured on surveillance video, which was being monitored by Amichai Ish-Ran’s brother.

“Strangely my other nephew, the one who’s injured’s younger brother, is in the army and he was at the time in charge of monitoring safety cameras in that area. He saw this terror attack happen and he ordered in the ambulances and the army, and because of his quick actions they got there that quickly and helped save their lives,’ said Charness.

Amichai Ish-Ran’s mother, Galila, is a former Montrealer who moved to Israel. Her son is a dual Israeli-Canadian citizen….

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France: Strasbourg Christmas market mass murderer is a Muslim named Cherif Chekatt

Watch in the coming days for the handwringing establishment media stories about how the local mosque in Strasbourg fears a “backlash,” and that Muslims are the real victims of jihad terror attacks.

Cherif Chekatt

“The assassin of Strasbourg is Cherif Chekatt, 29 years old and registered by the Police,” translated from “El asesino de Estrasburgo es Cherif Chekatt, de 29 años y registrado por la Policía,” okdiario, December 11, 2018:

The attacker is a 29-year-old man who was booked by the police for common crimes. Apparently, the gendarmes went to his house last Tuesday morning to arrest him, but he was not there. His name is Cherif Chekatt. Born on February 4, 1989, the son of Abdelkrim and Rouag Raoudja.

The gendarmes searched his house in the morning, having found four grenades there.

According to police sources, there has been a new shooting in the area where law enforcement officials are looking for the perpetrator of the shooting in the Christmas market in Strasbourg, which has caused two deaths and eleven wounded.

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This Month in the History of Jihad

December was the month of numerous jihad conquests. My latest in PJ Media:

December has been a favorable month for the advancing jihad since its earliest days. (Note: citations for all quotations below can be found in The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS.)

In December 633, the legendary Muslim warrior Khalid ibn al-Walid arrived at al-Firad, a fortress of one of the great powers of the day, the Sassanid Persian Empire. The other great power, the Byzantine Empire, seeing the Muslim advances all over Iraq, decided to aid the Persians against Khalid even though they had just fought a series of exhausting wars against each other. The Ninth Century Muslim historian Tabari has the Persians and Byzantines exchanging intelligence about Khalid: “This is a man who is fighting on the basis of religion. He has intelligence and knowledge. By God, he will most definitely be victorious, whereas we will most certainly fail.”

It is doubtful that Seventh Century Roman and Persian commanders were actually that defeatist, but they were certainly correct that Khalid was “fighting on the basis of religion.” Everywhere he had gone in Persia, he had called the people to accept Islam or pay the jizya, the Qur’an-mandated tax for the “People of the Book.” For Khalid, the invasion of Persia was an expedition to bring Islam to the Sassanid Empire, or to subjugate the Zoroastrians and Christians in Persia under the rule of the Muslims.

The Persians and Byzantines had every reason to be concerned. Khalid told his men: “Press your pursuit of them. Do not grant them any respite.” The Muslims won a decisive victory. Tabari notes that “the cavalry commander would corner a group of them with the spears of his men; having collected them, they would kill them. On the day of al-Firad, one hundred thousand men were slain in the battle and the pursuit.”

Around the same time, the Muslims were conquering the Holy Land. Sophronius, the patriarch of Jerusalem, in a sermon delivered in December 636 or 637, lamented the advent of “the Saracens” (he never referred to them as Muslims), “who, on account of our sins, have now risen up against us unexpectedly and ravage all with cruel and feral design, with impious and godless audacity.”

Sophronius deplored “so much destruction and plunder” and the “incessant outpourings of human blood.” He said that churches had been “pulled down” and “the cross mocked,” and that the “vengeful and God-hating Saracens … plunder cities, devastate fields, burn down villages, set on fire the holy churches, overturn the sacred monasteries, oppose the Byzantine armies arrayed against them, and in fighting raise up the trophies [of war] and add victory to victory.”

Once those victories had secured the conquest of a particular region, the native population had to be subjugated, with dire consequences if it forgot its subordinate station. On December 30, 1066, rioting Muslims — enraged by the humiliation of a Jew having been appointed to rule over Muslims — murdered four thousand Jews in Granada, in reputedly tolerant Muslim Spain. The maddened Muslim mob crucified the Jewish ruler, Joseph ibn Naghrila, and plundered the homes of the Jews.

Efforts to regain the territory lost to the jihadis were unsuccessful, except in Spain. Pope Eugene III in December 1145 called for a second Crusade, and an army was amassed, but it was soundly defeated by the Turks in Asia Minor and never even got close to achieving its objective of recapturing Edessa. The Muslim commander Nur ed-Din worked hard to revive the spirit of jihad among the Muslims, using a combination of threats and enticements. One emir who received his call to aid him in jihad against the Franks complained: “If I do not rush to Nur al-Din’s aid, he will strip me of my domain, for he has already written to the devotees and ascetics to request the aid of their prayers and to encourage them to incite the Muslims to jihad.”

If non-Muslims tried to free themselves from Islamic rule, they could lawfully be killed according to Islamic law. In the Ottoman Empire at the end of the 19th Century, Armenian desire for independence led to the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. At Urfa in December 1895, Armenians gathered in their cathedral and requested Ottoman government protection, which the officer in charge granted, surrounding the cathedral with troops. Then other Ottoman troops, along with local Muslim civilians, rampaged through the city, slaughtering Armenians and plundering their houses. A large group of young Armenians was taken to the local imam, who ordered them to be held down. An eyewitness said that the sheikh then recited some verses of the Qur’an and “cut their throats after the Mecca rite of sacrificing sheep.”

Throughout Islamic history, killing those who were considered to be enemies of Islam was considered a meritorious act. In 1948, Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna ordered one young member of the Brotherhood, a 23-year-old student named Abdel Magid Ahmed Hassan, to do his duty before Allah — which, a sheikh explained to the young man, involved killing “the enemies of Islam and of Arabism.” Hassan agreed to murder anyone al-Banna told him to, and so on December 28, 1948, the young man gunned down Egypt’s prime minister, Mahmoud El Nokrashy Pasha.

Killing the enemies of Islam could also be done on an industrial scale. On December 22, 2011, U.S. District judge George B. Daniels ruled in Havlish, et al. v. bin Laden, et al., that Iran and Hizballah were liable for damages to be paid to relatives of the victims of the September 11, 2001 jihad attacks in New York and Washington, as both the Islamic Republic and its Lebanese proxy had actively aided al-Qaeda in planning and executing those attacks. Daniels found that Iran and Hizballah had cooperated and collaborated with al-Qaeda before 9/11 and continued to do so after the attacks.

Muslims also could be the victims of this violence. On December 15, 2014, the Islamic State (ISIS) — which then controlled a significant expanse of territory in Iraq and Syria — released a document entitled “Clarification [regarding] the Hudud,” punishments Allah specifies in the Qur’an. This was essentially the Islamic State’s penal code. Blasphemy against Islam was punishable by death, as per the Qur’an: “If they violate their oaths after pledging to keep their covenants, and attack your religion, you may fight the leaders of paganism — you are no longer bound by your covenant with them — that they may refrain” (Qur’an 9:12). Adulterers were to be stoned to death; fornicators would be given one hundred lashes and exile. Sodomy (homosexuality) was also to be punished by death, as per Muhammad’s reported words: “If you find anyone doing as Lot’s people did, kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done.”

This sensibility has come to the West, as is abundantly documented in The History of Jihad, and not just on 9/11, or in the form of terror attacks….

Read the rest here.

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

Muslim Migrant says he Stabbed University Lecturer to Death Because he ‘insulted Muhammad’

Since the whole Western intelligentsia agrees that one must not insult Muhammad, but that it is a matter of “respect” to submit to Sharia blasphemy laws, will Ali R. now be freed with an apology?

Ali R.

“Irish lecturer stabbed to death in Paris had ‘insulted the Prophet Mohammed’, says his Pakistani killer,” by Peter Allen, MailOnline, December 7, 2018 (thanks to Anne):

An Irish university lecturer stabbed to death by one of his former students had allegedly ‘insulted the Prophet Mohammed’, his killer has told French police.

The 66-year-old academic, named locally as John Dowling, was attacked and stabbed 13 times outside the Paris university where he worked on Wednesday.

Ali R., a 37-year-old Pakistani national, has confessed to the killing and told police he held a personal grudge against the teacher after failing his exams last year.

Ali – whose surname has not been disclosed by the French authorities – is due to be indicted for murder in Paris today for the attack outside the Leonardo de Vinci private university in La Defense business district.

Catherine Denis, the Nanterre prosecutor involved in the case, said Ali harboured an ‘obsessive resentment’ against the university for kicking him out in September 2017.

‘He came to France two years ago to join the management school, but did not pass his first year,’ she said.

‘Since then he had been returning to the college, and had become unwanted to the point that he was not allowed in any more.’

CCTV footage shows Mr Dowling chatting calmly with Ali at around midday, before the attacker took out a steak knife and plunged it into the Irishman’s throat, and then into his chest.

Ali has told police that the teacher had made fun of his Muslim religion during English classes at the university.

‘He produced a drawing, which he showed off in class, insulting the Prophet Mohammed,’ Ali said, according to Ms Denis.

Despite this claim, Ms Denis said ‘nobody remembers such an incident. ‘We don’t have proof of radicalization, but rather a feeling that we’re dealing with someone who is very religious, very pious, very practicing.’…Fran

Ms Denis said Ali R. was not known to the intelligence services, but was an ‘obsessive patriot’ from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

This Twitter picture appears to show the aftermath of the fatal stabbing outside the Leonardo De Vinci private university on Wednesday afternoon

He had just renewed his residency permit to stay in France, and had bought the steak knife from a supermarket close to the university….

Despite this, detectives have so far ruled out any links between the attacker and jihadi groups….

So what? He obviously shares their beliefs.

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Thanh Tran on Unsplash.

Muslim Migrants Plotted to Kill Men After Luring Them on Gay Dating Apps

Will gay rights advocates say a word about this? Of course not. It has long been established that in the hierarchy of politically correct causes, Islam trumps gay rights. When AFDI ran ads highlighting the mistreatment of gays in Islamic law, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a resolution condemning not that mistreatment, but our ads. Gay advocates such as Theresa Sparks and Chris Stedman attacked us for daring to call attention to the institutionalized mistreatment of gays under Islamic law. It was that, or risk not being invited to the best parties.

“French Islamist Allegedly Plotted To Kill Men After Luring Them on Gay Dating Apps,” by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, December 5, 2018:

One of a pair of Islamic State supporters arrested in 2018 for plotting terrorism allegedly planned to lure homosexual men to their deaths using dating websites.

The pair of jihadis, a 23-year-old of Pakistani origin and a 21-year-old Chechen, who have been friends since high school, were arrested on June 9th, but newly released information has shown the extent of their planning, Le Parisien reports.

The 23-year-old Pakistani, identified only by his initials AB, came on the radar of the General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI) intelligence agency in early 2018 belonging to Salafist circles online. The intelligence agency also noted the use of gay dating websites which he used to contact young men.

One of the 20 or so young men contacted by AB spoke to investigators saying that the Pakistani had used a picture of a blond caucasian male on his profile and had called him offering oral sex while speaking in a thick accent. The young man hung up the phone and called police after suspecting the man may be trying to lure him after trying to find out his address.

Following his arrest, AB denied being homosexual or bisexual and said he had not been in contact with any of the young men who claimed to have spoken with him. “I am a practising Muslim but against terrorism,” he told police.

What investigators found on his mobile phone painted a much different picture as they discovered references in the encrypted messaging app Telegram to a “project” he told others he had to be “discreet” about. They also discovered around 7,000 images of Islamic State atrocities.

Investigators were then led to his Chechen friend who was revealed to own a ring with Islamic State symbols on it along with several knives and a makeshift firearm. The 21-year-old attempted to explain away the device saying, “I just wanted to be like MacGyver on TV.”…

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Jasmin Schreiber on Unsplash.

Germany: Muslim migrant screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ and waving hatchet threatens people at Christmas market

“According to police the man is a 38-year-old foreign citizen from Bornhagen, who was heavily intoxicated.”

Merkel’s regime is so globalist and internationalist, or else so suicidal, that it is more likely, in reaction to this event, to ban alcoholic beverages or outlaw hatchets than to reexamine its policies regarding mass Muslim migration.

“Allahu Akbar shouting man waving hatchet threatens people at German Christmas market,” Voice of Europe, December 2, 2018:

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on Saturday after threatening people at a Christmas market in Witzenhausen, Germany.

Around 8:30 pm the police received several phone calls about a man with a hatchet walking along the pavement in the direction of the local Christmas market.

After arriving, the man brandished the hatchet and repeatedly shouted “Allahu Akbar”. Numerous people left the Christmas market having been threatened by the aggressive man.

According to police the man is a 38-year-old foreign citizen from Bornhagen, who was heavily intoxicated. Fortunately, he didn’t injure anyone….

The aggressive perpetrator was later arrested in the pedestrian zone….

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by louis amal on Unsplash.

Belgium faces ‘persistent terror threat’ and a ‘wave of jihadism’ from Muslims recruited in prison

There is extensive jihad recruitment going on in prisons all over the West, yet neither Belgium nor any other Western country would dream of confronting this problem at its roots. In prison the beliefs that incite Muslims to jihad violence are not refuted or even acknowledged; instead, they’re only reinforced.

Muslim prisoners are given Qur’ans and encouraged to pray with other Muslims, in the fond belief that this will make them less, rather than more, likely to go jihad. This is tantamount to giving Nazi prisoners copies of Mein Kampf and encouraging them to study it together. Only in the case of Islam is the ideology and belief system that landed the prisoners in prison in the first place actually reinforced in prison.

“Belgium faces a ‘persistent terror threat’ and a ‘wave of jihadism’ because prisoners are being radicalised by Islamic inmates, country’s spy agency admits,” AFP, November 30, 2018:

Belgium faces a ‘persistent terror threat’ and a ‘wave of jihadism’ because prisoners are being radicalised in jails, the country’s spy agency has warned.

The State Security Service said Belgium faces a ‘considerable problem’ of extremism in jails and that convicted terrorists continue to re-offend.

Belgium’s domestic intelligence agency warned today that the country faces a persistent terror threat, in part because of the radicalisation of prisoners.

The country has already been hit by several attacks claimed by the Islamic State group, including the bombings in Brussels in March 2016 that left 32 dead.

Attacks across the border in France have also been traced to Brussels-based cells, including the November 2015 assault on Paris targets that killed 130 people.

Some of those behind these plots have also fought in Syria, where the Islamic State is one of several extremist groups involved in the ongoing civil war.

According to the report, Belgium now has ‘a never before seen population of detainees jailed for terrorism’ that poses a greater than ever threat of ‘contagion’.

‘Taking into account the persistent recidivist tendency among former terrorism detainees, never mind radicalised common criminals, Belgium will continue to face a latent terror threat for some time to come,’ it said.

The Security Service said the Syrian war continues to serve as a ‘catalyst’ for radicalisation and to push convicted extremists back into violence.

It warned that those who will leave prison in the next three to five years could trigger ‘a new wave of extremism, even jihadism in our country.’…

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by rawpixel on Unsplash.

Friend of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev testifies he “committed jihad” in 2011, murdering three

He “committed jihad” by murdering three people? Oh, the “Islamophobia!” Surely Ibrahim Hooper and Pope Francis are on their way to Kazakhstan now in order to have a word with Dias Kadyrbayev, so that they can explain to him that jihad involves going to the gym and blowing milk bubbles through a straw, and has nothing whatsoever to do with violence.

Dias Kadyrbayev (left)

“Court: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pal offered testimony on Waltham slayings,” by Laurel J. Sweet, Boston Herald, November 22, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

A college classmate of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev offered to testify against him to federal prosecutors about his brother Tamerlan’s involvement in a triple murder in Waltham, according to stunning court documents just unsealed.

Dias Kadyrbayev, 24, may have hoped to testify against his pal as leverage.

Six days before Kadyrbayev pleaded guilty in 2014 to charges he obstructed the investigation of the 2013 Patriots Day terrorist attack, prosecutors informed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense team that Kadyrbayev had divulged through his attorney he’d “learned in the fall of 2012 from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was involved in the Waltham murders,” and that Tamerlan “had committed jihad” in Waltham, the documents state.

On Sept. 11, 2011, Raphael Teken, 37, Erik Weissman, 31, and Tamerlan’s friend Brendan Mess, 25, “were bound, their throats were cut, and at least one of them had marijuana sprinkled over his body,” federal prosecutors stated in a follow-up motion that persuaded U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. to bar any mention of the triple homicide at Dzhokhar’s 2015 terrorism trial….

The Waltham killings remain officially unsolved by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office….

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured image of Dias Kadyrbayev is from Twitter.

Muslims murder 55 Islamic scholars because they were the wrong kind

It appears likely, unless the Taliban spokesman is lying, that this is the work of the Islamic State, which targeted the Ulema Council for not accepting its authority as the caliphate, thus rendering itself apostate, and thus lawfully killed.

“Toll In Afghan Attack Climbs To 55, Taliban Denies Responsibility, RFE/RL, November 21, 2018:

Afghan authorities are working to identify those responsible for a suicide bombing that killed at least 55 people and wounded scores more who were attending a religious gathering in Kabul.

The victims included religious scholars from all over Afghanistan, invited by the Ulema Council to celebrate the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad on November 20.

“As of now we don’t know which militant organization could be behind the attack. Investigations are at a preliminary stage,” a senior investigator who was at the site said on November 21.

The Ulema Council, the country’s largest religious organization, brought together scholars from the Sunni sect.

Though Sunni themselves, Taliban and Islamic State fighters have targeted religious scholars aligned with the Afghan government in the past.

But the Taliban quickly denied any involvement, and spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said late on November 20 that his group condemned any attack on civilians or religious clerics….

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by أخٌ في الله … on Unsplash.