Horrific Honor Killings in Phoenix

A Muslim man in Arizona was arrested for four honor killings — his wife, two daughters and the man with whom he believed his wife was having an affair.

According to Phoenix Police Sergeant Tommy Thompson,

“[Austin Smith] said that the reason he shot these individuals is because in God’s eyes, it was all right for him to deal with someone in this manner who had been involved in adultery, extramarital affairs.”

Smith also told police he killed his seven-year-old daughter because she was “weeping for the wicked.”

According to court documents, he said spared his three-year old who was found hiding under a bed because she reminded him of himself.

As in many cases of honor crimes, some will protest this was merely a case of domestic violence (not withstanding the horrific nature of the crime). And in truth, what is the difference?

Quite simply, even though we don’t know Smith’s psychological profile, we can surmise someone capable of killing his children in cold blood – not to mention his wife and her suspected lover – has to be deranged on a certain level.

Yet, when we look at the underlying ideology that drove his behavior, we also have to conclude that believing that such actions are sanctioned by God is quite motivating. While Smith may be a convert to Islam, those steeped from birth in the honor culture indicative of many Muslim countries have taken in this ideology in a rational way – and when circumstances presented themselves, many have seen fit to act on it.

Take the case of Shafilea Ahmed, who was just 17 when her parents forced her siblings to watch as they stuffed a plastic bag into her mouth and suffocated her to death. Ahmed, whose family had moved to the UK, was horrifically abused by those same parents for years over the fact that she was too Westernized. Her murder was not a spur-of-the-moment decision – a crime of passion in a moment of anger — according to family members.

It took nine years before any family member was willing to break the silence and tell the police (who had never conclusively been able to prove the honor killing) what really happened.

“In a new documentary, ‘When Missing Turns To Murder,’ journalists, investigators and friends of the Ahmed family reveal the harrowing extent of Shafilea’s abuse, and the wall of silence the police were met with from her family and the wider community following her death,” The Sun reported the same week as the Arizona honor killings occurred.

To understand how honor killing is institutionalized in many Muslim countries, one only needs to look at their penal codes:

  • In areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority, a man who kills a relative is either pardoned, given a suspended sentence or six months to three years imprisonment which is reduced further once appealed.
  • In Syria, an honor killer was exempt from punishment until 2009 when the punishment for honor killing became a minimum of just two years in prison.
  • Jordan, which has one of the highest rates of honor killings, and in Iraq, punishments are significantly reduced for honor crimes, as directed by the penal code.
  • Since the Islamist government took over in Turkey, the country has the highest rate of honor killings in the world. While Turkey was trying to be accepted as a member of the European Union, the leniencies in its laws regarding honor killings were changed. Now, women who are considered to have violated the family’s honor are often forced to commit suicide (or their deaths are made to look like suicides) so that family members can avoid being sent to prison. The Turkish city of Batman in southeastern Turkey is now called “Suicide City” because of the high incidences of honor killings. Young boys are also often ordered by other family members to do the actual killing so they can get a shorter jail sentence as they are minors.

Until the ideology of honor and its accompanying culture is abolished in the Islamic world (and elsewhere where it is practiced), even women in Phoenix like Dasia Patterson, Austin Smith’s wife, don’t have a chance (even if they aren’t committing adultery, as close friends of Patterson attest).

Those accused can rarely make a case for themselves, like in the case of a newlywed woman in Iraq, who was beaten to death by her brother after being returned to her family by her husband who suspected she was not a virgin. A post-mortem autopsy showed her hymen was, in fact, intact.

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VIDEO: Ilhan Omar mocks concern over al-Qaeda and Hizballah, equating them with U.S. Army

If we had any actual journalists today, they would be asking Ilhan Omar probing questions about what she thinks about the global jihad and where her loyalties ultimately lie. No one denounced questions of loyalty when John F. Kennedy was asked them as a Roman Catholic running for President in 1960. But today, asking them of Omar would be “Islamophobic.” Meanwhile, the Democrats and the Leftist establishment are making an all-out effort to portray any criticism of Omar as incitement to violence, which is a dishonest attempt to place any such criticism beyond the bounds of acceptable discourse. Incitement to violence is when you call for violence. Criticism is not incitement to violence. It seems as if every day now, one has to remind people that A is A in opposition to new ways in which it is being denied.

“Ilhan Omar, in bizarre clip, jokes about people saying ‘Al Qaeda’ in menacing tone,” by Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News, April 12, 2019:

Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar is facing backlash after her speech at a Muslim rights group’s event where she described the September 11, 2001 terror attacks as ‘some people did something.’

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, in a newly resurfaced clip of an old interview, joked about people saying “Al Qaeda” and “Hezbollah” in a severe tone — while noting nobody says words like “America” that way.

“When I was in college, I took a terrorism class. … The thing that was interesting in the class was every time the professor said ‘Al Qaeda’ his shoulders went up,” Omar said during an interview from 2013 when she was an activist within the Somali community, chuckling as she imitated the professor saying “Al Qaeda” and “Hezbollah.”

Omar went on to contrast the way people say the names of terror groups with how they pronounce the names of western powers:

“But you know, it is that you don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity, you don’t say ‘England’ with the intensity. You don’t say ‘the army’ with the intensity,” she continued. “… But you say these names [Al Qaeda] because you want that word to carry weight. You want it to be something.”

Omar made the remarks during an interview on the show “Belahdan” on Twin Cities PBS that was first unearthed by Fox News in February. Omar’s office did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment on the clip…

RELATED ARTICLE: Ilhan Omar Is a Game-Changer for Democrats—and Not in a Good Way

EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column with video is republished with permission.

Maryland: Muslim Man Charged in Fatal Hit and Run Attacks at Mosques

I just told you about one Mohamed in West Virginia, and now comes another Muhammad in trouble with the law in Maryland and Virginia this time.

Thanks to reader Gail for sending the story which I see has gotten very little attention in the media.

From local Fox 5,

Man charged in fatal hit-and-run in Virginia also accused of two similar crimes in Maryland

(Of course, as usual, no mention of the “man’s” nationality or immigration status.  Guess we should be glad that there is at least a mugshot!)

GERMANTOWN, Md. (FOX 5 DC) – A man currently behind bars for a fatal hit-and-run in Prince William County is now being charged with similar crimes in Maryland.

Police arrested Muhammad Taha, 29, in March for running over a woman in his car. They now say he was behind the wheel at two violent incidents at Montgomery County mosques.

FOX 5 has confirmed Taha works as a bus attendant for Montgomery County Schools. He has now been placed on unpaid administrative leave and charged with three separate incidents of using his car as a weapon.

Investigators say on March 24, Taha struck and killed 66-year-old Shamsa Begum in Manassas as she was standing outside her home off Clover Hill Road and then sped away.

Neighbors say Taha lured Begum outside before running her over.

“He threw a brick through the window and then jumped in his car and drove up the road, turned around and waited for her to come out,” neighbor Greg Neiss told FOX 5. “When he saw her out in the road, he gunned it…the neighbors that were outside heard the roar of the car.”

Montgomery County Police say earlier that same day, Taha was seen in the same maroon Honda Civic circling the parking lot of the Islamic Society of Germantown before getting out and smashing the window of a parked car with a brick. He struck another car as he drove away.

Police now have also linked Taha to a hit-and-run two days earlier where an elderly man walking in the parking lot of the Islamic Center of Maryland in Gaithersburg was seriously hurt. Surveillance cameras captured the car speeding on the property.

Meanwhile, local Muslim leaders say Taha’s arrest is a relief.

I am sure the local Muslim leaders are relieved to find out that these mosque attacks were not hateful Islamophobic-inspired events.

More here.

RELATED ARTICLE: Minnesota: Trial Opens in Case of Somali Police Officer who Killed Unarmed Woman

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Muslim who killed Iraqi cop for ISIS admitted into U.S. as ‘refugee,’ lived in California

“If Ameen is indeed a member of ISIS, and committed a murder on behalf of one of the world’s most notorious terrorist organizations, then how was he able to pass the United States’ thorough refugee vetting process and make a home for himself in Sacramento?”

The answer is easy: because American officials have for years been bound as a matter of policy to ignore Islam and jihad or to consider them entirely benign. Anyone working in the “refugee vetting process” who started asking Ameen questions about what he thought of Islam and jihad would have been condemned as “Islamophobic” and fired. The result? Jihadis admitted to the U.S. This ain’t rocket science.

“Investigation into Sacramento ISIS suspect Omar Ameen continues,” by Michael Anthony Adams, ABC10, March 27, 2019
Updated: 5:30 PM PDT March 27, 2019 (thanks to Creeping Sharia):

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In August 2018, an Iraqi man living in Sacramento as a refugee was arrested on behalf of the Government of Iraq, which, court documents say, requested his extradition from the United States to stand trial for an alleged murder he committed as a member of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group.

Omar Abdulsattar Ameen was arrested at his Arden-Arcade apartment as part of the request. Iraqi officials have charged Ameen with murder, alleging he killed an Iraqi police officer on behalf of ISIS in June 2014.

Prior to the Iraqi government’s extradition request, the FBI had also been investigating Ameen for suspected violations of visa fraud, “among other suspected violations,” which have not been detailed in court documents.

Ameen is currently being held in solitary confinement in the Sacramento County Jail.

Here’s why you should be paying attention to this case: If Ameen is indeed a member of ISIS, and committed a murder on behalf of one of the world’s most notorious terrorist organizations, then how was he able to pass the United States’ thorough refugee vetting process and make a home for himself in Sacramento?

On the other hand, if Ameen isn’t a member of ISIS, or any other terrorist organizations, and the U.S. does extradite him back to Iraq, his chances of receiving a fair trial are slim to none.

As detailed by journalist Ben Taub’s award-winning New Yorker article, “Shallow Graves,” in terrorism cases held in Iraq, lawyers are usually denied access to their clients until the hearing begins, the trials last only a few minutes, little if any evidence is presented, and the conviction rate is around 98 percent.

If Ameen is sent back to Iraq to stand trial—whether guilty or innocent–he will likely be put to death.

In the seven months since Ameen’s arrest, his defense team has worked to prove that Ameen could not have killed the police officer in Iraq since, they say, there’s evidence that he was in Turkey at the time the murder was committed.

In a previously sealed filing, United States attorneys representing the Iraqi government in the extradition proceedings admitted that after Ameen’s arrest in Sacramento, they received potentially exculpatory alibi information in which a person believed to have been living with Ameen in Turkey during the time of the murder said Ameen never left the country. The attorneys stopped short, however, of providing that evidence to the defense, arguing that doing so would compromise its duties to protect national security.

Ameen’s attorneys argued that seeking to extradite their client while the U.S. government is in possession of evidence that proves Ameen could not have committed the murder is a clear injustice. In response, attorneys representing the U.S. say they’ve never had any evidence that would prove Ameen was in Turkey, only an uncorroborated alibi statement from a person who claimed Ameen never left Turkey.

Ameen was supposed to face his extradition hearing in February 2019, but the court has granted two continuances to allow the defense to have time to “obliterate probable cause” that their client committed the alleged murder. During that time, U.S. attorneys have argued that Ameen’s defense team has attempted to transform his extradition proceedings into a full-blown criminal trial, which, they contend, it is not, citing a recent explanation by an Illinois judge, who said: “Questions of credibility and guilt or innocence are not to be considered…An accused in an extradition hearing has no right to contradict the demanding country’s proof…(and) evidence of alibi or of facts contradicting the demanding country’s proof, or of a defense, are to be excluded from the hearing.”…

EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column is republished with permission.

Film “Hotel Mumbai” proves Islam is NOT the religion of peace.

There are many non-Muslims who have said that “Islam is the religion of peace.” If there is any film that proves this statement false it is “Hotel Mumbai.” Watch the trailer:

I came away with multiple lessons learned after watching Hotel Mumbai.

  1. Islam is the religion of hate, bigotry, evil and lies.
  2. Islam uses the young as weapons to further it’s hate, bigotry, evil and lies.
  3. Islam is incompatible with Western culture.
  4. Islam, using victimhood, commits unspeakable acts.
  5. Islam uses terror to strike fear in the hearts of every Muslim and non-Muslim alike.
  6. Islam is cruel.
  7. The Qur’an kills.

I also learned that when the police don’t immediately and forcefully respond to any terrorist attack people die by the hundreds.

What the film did not cover was the attack on the Nariman House Jewish community centre in Mumbai.

Hotel Mumbai is a must watch film that brings back an understanding that we have been missing since 9/11/2001. There is no negotiating, no stopping with terrorists bent on martyring themselves for Allah. The only one who can stop bad people with guns and grenades are good people with guns and grenades.

The terrorist group members who carried out the attack were from the Islamist Lashkar-I-Taiba. According to Discover the Networks:

In 2003, a group of eleven jihadists in Virginia were indicted for conspiring with Lashkar-i-Taiba to carry out terrorist attacks in Kashmir. One of organizers of this cell, Randal Todd “Ismail” Royer, was a communications specialist for the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Muslim American Society; Royer pled guilty to the charges against him.

Could this have been a precursor to the 2008 attack on Mumbai?

RELATED ARTICLE: How manipulative Islamists attempt to fool the West – Washington Times

VIDEO: Man rushes King of Morocco’s car as Pope Francis looks on

Details are scant at this point and will probably remain so, but this was likely to have been a small reminder to the Pope that the Islam he so ardently defends is not exactly the religion of peace he pretends it to be. But will he get the message? Unlikely.

“Pope Francis security scare in Morocco as man sprints towards King Mohammed’s car and is tackled by his guards while the pontiff looks on during visit to build Christian-Muslim ties,” by Leigh McManus, Mailonline, March 30, 2019:

A man charged towards the car the King of Morocco Mohammed VI was travelling in, in the same motorcade as Pope Francis today.

Dramatic live footage from the North African country’s state broadcaster showed security guards quickly seize the man.

King Mohammed’s open-top car was travelling alongside the Pope’s vehicle in Rabat during his two-day visit.

The papal car pulled out in front and as the King continued to wave, the man – who appeared to be holding a note – darted towards it.

The Pope’s visit to the 99 per cent Muslim country is to boost interfaith dialogue.

Improving relations with other religions has been a priority for the Argentine pontiff, whose papacy has been marred by a wave of child sex abuse allegations against clergy.

Addressing thousands of Moroccans who had braved the rain to attend the welcome ceremony, Francis said it was ‘essential to oppose fanaticism’.

He stressed the need for ‘appropriate preparation of future religious guides’, ahead of meeting trainee imams later today.

Speaking at the ceremony at the Tour (or tower) Hassan mosque and nearby mausoleum in Rabat, Francis defended ‘freedom of conscience’ and ‘religious freedom’.

‘Live as brothers,’ he told a crowd of around 25,000, after arriving from the airport in his Popemobile, passing rows of Moroccan and Vatican City flags.

Well-wishers packed the esplanade outside the partly-finished 12th century mosque, while others, including many Moroccans in traditional costume, lined the nearby.

Rabat has stepped up security ahead of the first papal visit to the North African country since John Paul II in 1985…

U.S. President Donald Trump, has vowed to fulfil his campaign pledge to build a wall along the border with Mexico and on Friday threatened to close the border next week if Mexico did not stop immigrants reaching the United States.

But Francis said today, as he arrived in Morocco: ‘The issue of migration will never be resolved by raising barriers, fomenting fear of others or denying assistance to those who legitimately aspire to a better life for themselves and their families.

‘We know too that the consolidation of true peace comes through the pursuit of social justice, which is indispensable for correcting the economic imbalances and political unrest that have always had a major role in generating conflicts and threatening the whole of humanity,’ he said…

EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column with video is republished with permission.

VIDEO: Homelands — The departure of Jews and Christians from Europe

UK MEP Janice Atkinson has made a film entitled Homelands about Jexodus (referring in this case to the Jewish exodus from Europe, not from the Democrat Party), anti-Semitism, and the Islamization of Europe. It was filmed in UK, Paris and Israel. The producers hope to showcase it in the US too.

Here is the trailer.

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EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column with Janice Atkinson Independent South East MEP video is republished with permission.

Muslim “refugee” discovered to have beheaded 20 people for the Islamic State

He was ordered expelled from Hungary after being caught with forged documents on December 30, but he was detained on Friday, so clearly he didn’t leave after he was expelled. Also he seems to have moved freely around Europe for quite some time. His story is evidence that European authorities are overwhelmed and cannot deal adequately with the Muslim migrant crisis they have inflicted upon themselves.

“Hungary detains Syrian Islamic State member accused of killings,” Reuters, March 22, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungarian authorities detained a Syrian man on Friday accused of taking part in beheadings in Syria as a member of Islamic State, Budapest prosecutors and the European judicial co-operation agency Eurojust said.

The 27-year-old man, identified by Hungarian authorities as F. Hassan, is suspected of executing about 20 people in 2016, all family members of a person in Homs city who refused to join Islamic State, Hungarian prosecutors said….

The suspect had refugee status in Greece, it said.

He was caught with forged documents in Budapest’s main airport on Dec. 30 last year, given a suspended prison sentence for human trafficking and other crimes, and ordered expelled from Hungary, Hungarian authorities said.

Prior to his arrival in Hungary, the suspect had visited a number of other European countries, Hungary’s Counter Terrorism Centre said.

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London’s Muslim mayor defends arrest of Christian preacher: “There’s not an unlimited right to free speech”

“There’s not an unlimited right to freedom of expression or free speech. There are limitations and there’s a balance that needs to be done.”

If there are any limits to the freedom of speech other than prohibitions on open calls for violence and criminal activity, then there is no freedom of speech at all. And if there is no freedom of speech, there is no longer a free society. Muslims complained about Oluwole Ilesanmi’s preaching, and now it is official: Muslims in Britain are a protected class whose wishes must be catered to in all circumstances. Britain is, of course, finished.

“There are ‘limitations’ to free speech, says London Mayor after street preacher’s arrest,” Christian Today, March 22, 2019:

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has addressed the recent arrest and subsequent de-arrest of a street preacher outside Southgate tube station.

Video footage of Oluwole Ilesanmi being arrested by police for a “breach of the peace” went viral on social media and has now been viewed over 2 million times.

Police arrested Mr Ilesanmi after a member of the public complained that he had made ‘Islamophobic’ comments. No further action was taken and Mr Ilesanmi was subsequently de-arrested.

However, a complaint was later lodged against Enfield police over their handling of the situation after Mr Ilesanmi said he had been released by police some distance from Southgate and was only able to make his way back with the help of a member of the public who paid for his bus fare.

The incident has given rise to concerns about freedom of speech for Christians.

Addressing Mr Ilesanmi’s arrest during Mayor’s Question Time at the London Assembly on Thursday, Mr Khan said: “I expect the police to take this matter seriously.”

Although Mr Khan said it would be inappropriate for him to comment on the specific case in light of the ongoing review by the borough’s Professional Standards Unit, he defended the right of police to investigate allegations of criminal offence.

“It’s always been clear that freedom of speech is critical and must be protected but also the police must be able to investigate when allegations are made of a criminal offence,” he said….

Pressing the mayor on whether Christians could openly read from any part of the Bible without fear of arrest, Mr Khan refused to rule out the possibility of similar incidents happening again in the future.

“There’s not an unlimited right to freedom of expression or free speech. There are limitations and there’s a balance that needs to be done,” said Mr Khan.

“But I’m quite clear in my own views – we should go as far as we can to uphold that really important principle [of free speech] and that includes discourse about religion.”

EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column with videos is republished with permission.

Muslim father tries to run over daughter for being too Westernized

“A 53-year-old Moroccan man who tried to run over his 22-year-old daughter near Vercelli because she lived ‘western-style’ on Monday said ‘I’ve never laid hands on my daughter, I’m strict but I do it for my children’s good.’ El Mustafa Hayan was arrested on charges of attempted murder.”

So much for the freedom of women to make choices and the duty of migrants to assimilate. This incident captures the meaning of honor killing and violence by Muslims who believe that they commit such crimes for the “honor” or “good” of the family. Here we see Hayan claiming it was for his children’s good. “Good” meaning that it is better to murder his daughter who has violated the tenets of the Sharia rather than to allow her — a woman — to bring shame upon the family in the eyes of Allah.

“Moroccan tries to run over ‘Western’ daughter,” ANSA, March 18, 2019:

Vercelli, Varch 18 – A 53-year-old Moroccan man who tried to run over his 22-year-old daughter near Vercelli because she lived ‘western-style’ on Monday said “I’ve never laid hands on my daughter, I’m strict but I do it for my children’s good.” El Mustafa Hayan was arrested on charges of attempted murder……

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