New study shows that Islam is the subject Americans feel most “pressure to think a certain way about”

Predictably, since he is writing in the Washington Post, Charles Lane blames Trump for this pressure to conform: “For the time being, the president of the United States is openly sowing fear and anger for political gain in the 2018 midterm elections, and his Democratic Party opponents seem increasingly tempted to respond in kind.” This is, of course, ridiculous. The pressure to think a certain way about Islam comes not from Trump, but from the Left, which relentlessly labels anyone and everyone who dares to note the connection between Islam and jihad terrorism as “racist,” “bigoted,” and “Islamophobic.” The Left and its Islamic supremacist allies have successfully intimidated untold numbers of people in the West into thinking that the slightest opposition to jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others is somehow morally wrong, and evidence of some kind of character defect.

I wrote a whole book about this last year, Confessions of an Islamophobe. The fact that Americans fear speaking what they think about Islam more than about any other subject doesn’t surprise me at all — it’s the world I’ve lived in for the last twenty years, and why many people today think of me as some kind of degenerate, solely for reporting on the contents of the Qur’an and Sunnah, the progress of jihad in history, and the actions of jihadis today. I heard recently about a good still-on-the-reservation Leftist recently noted with horror that opposing jihad terror was “worse than the n-word.”

And now this phenomenon has been noted even in the Washington Post, one of the chief perpetrators of this insanity, although true to form, they blame one of the victims instead of settling down for a bit of introspection. In any case, if this stigmatization continues, and there is no sign of its letting up, eventually everyone who speaks about against jihad terror will be destroyed, professionally or personally or both, and everyone else will be frightened into silence, and the jihad will advance unopposed and unimpeded.

Of course, you don’t believe that. Only “Islamophobes” think like that. But just sit back and watch it happen.

“We’re staying silent out of fear,” by Charles Lane, Washington Post, October 15, 2018:

Most ordinary people found it unbearable to live under communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. The reasons varied: shortages of consumer goods, incessant propaganda, restrictions on travel.

Nothing was more psychologically exhausting than the constant pressure to watch every word one said, and to pretend to believe things one did not, for fear of negative repercussions. Dissidents called this “double morality” or “double consciousness.” It drove people crazy. Actually, it drove some to suicide….

Until now, perhaps. A new study of political attitudes in the United States offers stunning evidence that most Americans censor themselves, except among people they regard as like-minded, on a bundle of sensitive topics: immigration and immigrants; race and racism; gay, lesbian and gender issues; and Islam and Muslims.

The report by More in Common, a new nonprofit dedicated to understanding and healing political polarization in the United States and Europe, is based on a nationwide survey of nearly 8,000 people conducted this past December and January.

It found that between 51 and 66 percent of Americans agree there is “pressure to think a certain way about” each of the aforementioned topics, with immigration seen as the least sensitive and Islam the most.

Meanwhile, 68 percent report that “it is acceptable for me to express what I think” about race, or Islam, only among “people who are like me.” On immigration, 73 percent feel that way; on gay, lesbian and gender issues, the figure is 70 percent….

For the time being, the president of the United States is openly sowing fear and anger for political gain in the 2018 midterm elections, and his Democratic Party opponents seem increasingly tempted to respond in kind. Hope for more decent and, indeed, freer politics lies in the possibility that members of the Exhausted Majority will wake up and raise their voices.

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

England: Pakistani Muslim live-streamed himself beating his wife, boasted ‘I’m going to kill her today’

Rahman Ullah is no “extremist.” The Qur’an says:

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

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

Rahman Ullah

“‘I’m going to kill her today’: Uber driver who boasted to family in Pakistan as he live-streamed himself beating his wife with a shoe and pretending to stab her is jailed for 14 months,” by Rory Tingle, Mailonline, October 4, 2018:

An Uber driver live-streamed footage showing him beating his wife to relatives in Pakistan, boasting: ‘I’m going to kill her today’.

Rahman Ullah, 38, repeatedly struck 34 year-old estranged wife Raja with the heel of his shoe, inflicting two black eyes and mimicked stabbing her with a kitchen knife while he held it in his hand.

The father-of-two pleaded guilty to assaulting his Tesco-manager wife, causing actual bodily harm, at their former matrimonial home in Croydon on May 9.

Sentencing him to 14 months imprisonment, Recorder Tom Forster told him: ‘You were engaged in a WhatsApp video call to Pakistan, informing them you were going to kill her.

‘Not content with your boorish behaviour you pursued her to the communal hallway and by her hair dragged her back into the flat.

‘She was understandably tearful and you tormented her with a knife, repeatedly making stabbing motions towards her and said you were going to kill her.

‘She got two very visible black eyes and obvious bruising to the sides of her face. You gave her a brutal beating.

‘You used the heel of a shoe as a weapon and used a knife as a weapon to threaten and filmed the whole thing on a phone.’

Prosecutor Faye Rolfe told Croydon Crown Court the couple had been married for thirteen years until splitting twelve months before the attack.

When Ullah arrived to drive their daughter to school he tricked her into handing over the front door key and let himself in.

‘His wife was shocked to see him and he was on his phone, making a WhatsApp video call to his mother and brother.

While holding the phone in a self-style he said: ‘I’m going to kill her today. He hit her with the heel of his shoe ten to fifteen times.’

Raja fled the flat barefoot, but only made it to the communal hallway.

‘He dragged her back down the hallway by her hair and she hit her head on the floor,’ added Ms Rolfe.

‘She is thrown onto the couch and Ullah goes to the kitchen for a knife and makes a stabbing motion towards her.

‘He said: “I’m going to stab you” and she genuinely thought she was going to be killed and this was still being filmed….

EDITORS NOTE: This column with image originally appeared on Jihad Watch. The featured photo is by Sameer Akhtari on Unsplash.

VIDEO: Former Miss Baghdad shot dead for violating Sharia modesty rules

The Sharia culture of misogyny which dictates that women are inferiors and must hide their bodies and any display of overt femininity once again takes an innocent victim:

Iraqi social media star and model Tara Fares has been shot dead in Baghdad….The former Miss Baghdad, and first runner-up for Miss Iraq, was killed on Thursday after gunmen opened fire on her.

Tara was a Christian and “famous for her bold clothing and posts on social media.” Those attributes sealed her fate, along with that of other women in her country who fly in the face of the Sharia, such as the human rights activist, Suaad al-Ali, who “was shot and killed in an outdoor market by an unknown gunman” two days before. Last month, “two well-known women in Baghdad’s beauty industry” were also murdered: Rafeef al-Yaseri, known as the “Barbie of Iraq,” and Rasha al-Hassan — owner of a beauty center — who was found mysteriously dead inside her home. Now the government is ordering a so-called “investigation” in the face of these highly publicized deaths. Nothing will likely come of it, since the deaths are tied to the larger problem of Sharia intolerance against any semblance of autonomous female identity.

Once again, the sound of silence is deafening among Western feminists who are too busy marketing their #MeToo movement and fanning the flames of public lynchings of Western males rather than caring about real female victims of a supremacist ideology.

Note: A black-and-white photo can be seen on Instagram, showing Tara Fares pouting. It was shared with her nearly 3 million followers shortly after her murder.

“Social media star, a former ‘Miss Baghdad,’ shot dead,” by Eliza Mackintosh, Mohammed Tawfeeq and Hamdi Alkhshali, CNN, September 29, 2018:

Iraqi social media star and model Tara Fares has been shot dead in Baghdad, security officials confirmed to CNN.

The death of Fares and other recent killings prompted Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to order an investigation on Friday.

The former Miss Baghdad, and first runner-up for Miss Iraq, was killed on Thursday after gunmen opened fire on her in the capital’s Camp Sarah neighborhood, according to a statement by Iraq’s Interior Ministry, which is investigating the incident.

Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Saad Maan told an Iraqi TV station that two motorcyclists shot Fares while she was inside a vehicle.

The 22-year-old, a Christian whose father was Iraqi and mother Lebanese, was living in Erbil, but visited the capital occasionally. She was famous for her bold clothing and posts on social media.

A black-and-white photo showing Fares pouting was shared with her nearly 3 million Instagram followers shortly after her death, along with the comment: “In a treacherous and cowardly incident, Tara Fares Chamoun, is with God. We asked God to accept her with His great mercy.”…..

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch. The featured photo is from Tara Fares’ Facebook page.

Muslim migrants riot at Minnesota amusement park, forcing evacuation

Celebrate diversity! Diversity is our strength! It was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at the ValleyFair Amusement Park in Shakopee, Minnesota, and Somali Muslim migrants showed their appreciation for law enforcement by putting the police to work.

“EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Somalis Riot at Minnesota Amusement Park, Forcing Evacuation,” by Laura Loomer, Big League Politics, September 26, 2018:

On Saturday September 22, 2018 at the ValleyFair amusement park in Shakopee, Minnesota, police and emergency responders had to evacuate all guests after a mob of Somali teenagers and men rushed through security and caused several violent fights to break out inside the park.

According to eyewitnesses who were at the park to celebrate Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, a group of nearly 100 Somali men mob rushed past security and amusement park staffers at the front entrance, and proceeded to run through the park and instigate fights among themselves and with guests.

As several violent fights broke out, guests began to panic as reports of people being stabbed and shot began to circulate.

Hallberg said tickets to the ValleyScare Halloween themed amusement park are usually expensive, which is why he attended on LEO appreciation day, as he himself is a member of law enforcement and received discounted tickets.

“I’ll take my kids back to ValleyFair someday when I can afford it. I’m just glad I got my kids out safely,” Hallberg said.

The violent fights erupted during Law enforcement appreciation day when the park was full of police officers and other members of law enforcement who received discounted tickets so that their families could enjoy the amusement park. An estimated 263 police officers responded to the fights inside the park, according to witnesses.

“This looked like a targeted attack on law enforcement,” Hallberg added.

Hallberg also told Big League Politics that his car was spit on and that the rioters were setting off car alarms and causing chaos in the parking lot, all of which can be seen in video that was exclusively obtained by this reporter.

In the video, a woman who was evacuated and filming from inside her car can be heard saying, “Oh my god! We are never going to make it out of here.”

Following reports of the fights, ValleyFair tweeted, “There were incidents on September 22 at Valleyfair that required assistance on property from Shakopee police officers and were quickly addressed. The safety of our guests is our top priority.”

What ValleyFair failed to mention in their tweet is that the fights were so violent that Shakopee police officers had to evacuate the entire park which was full of children. The spokesperson for the park also never disclosed that a police K-9 unit was called to the scene, ambulances and firetrucks responded, and a police helicopter was ordered to fly above the park as people were being evacuated, all of which was caught on video.

A Facebook post posted by one of the ValleyFair attendees noted,

“Just left ValleyFair. Several Somalians fighting, knocking over Halloween props, knocking people over Halloween props, knocking people over terrorizing young children. ValleyFair shut down. Somalians pushing kids over. Running from police in the parking lot in circles. I stood in front of about 15 lost and terrified young children until their parents could find them.”

After guests were evacuated, ValleyFair park remained closed for the rest of the night, something the amusement park failed to mention when they referred to the violent fights on Twitter as a “previously mentioned incident”.

According to eyewitnesses and police officers who wish to remain anonymous, they believe the media is covering up the fact that the violent rioters were Somali men because the media and police don’t want to offend the Muslim Somali population or influence the upcoming election….

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch. The featured image is a screen shot from the Explore Minnesota | VALLEYFAIR on YouTube.

The Hatfields and McCoys of Islam by Mateen Elass

Do you remember the furor caused this last Easter when the State of New York shut down all but the most basic worship services at St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown NYC from Good Friday through Easter Sunday? The cathedral was ringed by a cordon of city and state police officers over fears prompted by threats of armed violence and bombings planned by fundamentalist Baptists and Presbyterians.

You don’t recall this?

That’s good, because it didn’t happen.

Imam Hussein mosque Cairo, Egypt

On the other hand, last week from Wednesday through Friday (September 19-21), the Egyptian government shut down the Imam Hussein mosque in Cairo from all but the most basic prayer services. Why?

The Imam Hussein mosque is the largest Shiite mosque in Egypt, and so is a magnet drawing crowds of the minority sect to prayers. September 20-21 this year marked the holiest uniquely Shiite day on the Muslim calendar, known as Ashura. The day commemorates the martyrdom of Hussein, son of Ali and grandson of Muhammad, who was killed in battle by opposing Muslim armies at Karbala (in modern-day Iraq) in 680 AD. This watershed moment is generally regarded as the genesis of the Shiite-Sunni divide in Islam, where the army and followers of Hussein viewed with unquenchable enmity the army and followers of Yazid who would subsequently become Caliph over the quickly growing Muslim world, cementing in history the Umayyad dynasty. The followers of Hussein (known as the party of Ali, his father) began to commemorate the martyrdom of Hussein annually with self-flagellation and beatings as a way to show their allegiance and dedication to Hussein and opposition to the rule of those who had killed their leader.

These followers became known as Shiites (from that Arabic word for party/movement, “shi’a”). The majority rulers, whom they opposed, became known as Sunnis (from “sunnah”, meaning “traditional customs” — which, with regard to the succession of caliphs, the Shi’ites rejected).

Much like the Jews and Samaritans of the ancient world, or the Hatfields and McCoys of late 19th C. America, there is typically little love lost between the Sunnis and Shi’ites. Often, members from each side consider the other side to be disbelievers, atheists, heretics, apostates or some combination of all these labels. Among influential Sunni medieval scholars, Ibn Taymiyya lumped Shi’ites among the worst of heretics to be opposed by true Islam. Ibn Khaldun wrote that they were the “astray people,” and “the source of all deviant groups in Islamic history.” In contemporary times, Abdul Aziz Ibn Baz, who served as the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia in the 1990s, penned numerous fatwas denouncing Shi’ites as apostates and atheists. So foul were they that he legally proscribed marriage between Sunnis and Shi’ites. One of the foremost Sunni theologians alive today, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, has also issued multiple fatwas condemning Shi’ites as heretics. Fundamentalist Muslims are fond of using “rafidi” (refusers, rejecters) as a derogatory term for Shi’ites, highlighting their rejection of the three caliphs prior to ‘Ali and the customs of Islam arising from that period of Islamic history.

Shi’ites, for their part, have their own derogatory term for Sunnis: Nasibi. It means literally “those who have hatred,” specifically toward ‘Ali. In other words, those who will not accept that ‘Ali and his lineage were meant to rule over all the house of Islam are “haters of ‘Ali, and so are excluded from the family of true Muslims. Shi’ite tradition reports that the sixth Imam, Abu Abdullah, said, “The Nasibi is worse than the Jew.” (For Muslims of any persuasion, this is about as defamatory as one can get, although Shi’ite tradition also speaks of the Nasibi as lower than a dog.) Likewise, in some Shi’a eschatologies, when the Imam Mahdi (final Muslim conqueror of the whole world) comes, he will first turn to the slaughter of the Sunnis and their scholars before he turn his attention to the slaughter of all infidels.

As I said, there is no love lost between Sunnis and Shi’ites.

The vignette of Ashura at Iman Hussein mosque in Cairo and the action of the Egyptian (Sunni) government to preemptively suppress any violence by fundamentalist Salafi or Muslim Brotherhood operatives against minority Shi’ites points to the explosive friction manifested between Sunnis and Shi’ites around the world. Bombings are commonplace at rival mosques in cities where spatial constraints force these opposing groups to rub shoulders. Militants from both sides employ hit and run attacks, spraying bullets or running vehicles at crowds to spread mayhem and death.

Christians today, who have our own share of sectarianism, can’t understand how denominational differences can lead to repeated violence and murder. Certainly in the history of the Church such things have happened, and Christian blood has dripped from the hands of fellow Christians at low times in our history. But when the Church comes back to its senses and returns to the teachings of her Lord, she repents of the evil she had committed, seeks reconciliation, and resolves to never treat fellow Christians as enemies. Certainly Jesus’ teachings prohibit hatred of others (even enemies) and the use of violence against them.

So, many Westerners look on the Muslim world with bemusement, wondering how Muslims can shed the blood of fellow Muslims with regularity and zeal, and why there are few if any signs of repentance by the perpetrators of such internecine strife. Is this merely a stage of history that the Muslim community will outgrow, as the Church endured and emerged from its own bloody Middle Ages, or will hate-inspired, Muslim-on-Muslim bloodshed and carnage continue to haunt much of the Islamic world indefinitely?

Unfortunately, the answer is, most likely the latter. Unlike the Church after it has engaged willingly in evil and finally repents, returning to the peace-making teachings of Jesus, when the Muslim umma (community) engages in willful destruction of fellow Muslims or infidels, it finds nothing to repent of. On the contrary, it congratulate itself for following carefully the teachings of Muhammad and Allah as found in the Qur’an and traditions:

“Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not” (Qur’an 2:216)

“Slay the unbeliever wherever you find him” (9:5);

“O ye who believe! what is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the Hereafter. Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place” (9:38-39)

“O Prophet, fight against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination” (9:73)

“Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way” (61:4)

“I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them” (8:12)

“If the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, and the alarmists in the city do not cease, We verily shall urge thee on against them, then they will be your neighbors in it but a little while. Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce) slaughter” (33:60-62)

“What is [the matter] with you [that you are] two groups concerning the hypocrites, while Allah has made them fall back [into error and disbelief] for what they earned. Do you wish to guide those whom Allah has sent astray? And he whom Allah sends astray – never will you find for him a way [of guidance]. They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper” (4:88-89)

“They [the hypocrites] are the enemy, so beware of them. May Allah destroy them; how are they deluded! (63:4 — Sura 63 is itself entitled “The Hypocrites”).

There are literally hundreds of verses in the Qur’an identifying the enemies of Allah and enshrining violence as a way to deal with them. Idolaters, unbelievers, hypocrites (Muslims in name only) and apostates are all enemies, and they are to be dealt with harshly by the “true” Muslim community.

With regard to Sunnis and Shi’ites who anathematize each other and look for Qur’anic justification to kill their opponents in the name of Allah, perhaps 9:73 is the linchpin verse: O Prophet, fight against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination. “Fight against” is a translation of the verbal form of “jihad”, and so may rightly be translated “Wage jihad against…” Disbelievers and hypocrites are lumped together equally as targets of jihad. If therefore, it is right to kill disbelievers (any who reject the call to become Muslim), it is equally right to kill hypocrites, that is, those who go by the name of Muslim but who don’t really believe the “truth”; those “in the right” are to show no mercy to the objects of Allah’s wrath, for indeed Allah will show them no mercy in the roasting fires of hell.

Thus, as long as the Sunni-Shi’a divide continues (and there are no signs it will ever be healed as each newly-inflicted wound merely deepens hatred and a desire for revenge), each side will wrap itself in the cloak of righteous jihad against the other, and feel justified on the grounds of their holy book in their massacre of each other.

Read the rest here.

ABOUT MATEEN ELASS

What are the odds that a son born to a Muslim father, raised for more than a decade in Saudi Arabia, schooled in western philosophy and psychology, and then trained in eastern mysticism, should become a resolute Christian and ambassador of the gospel? Small odds indeed, when counted by human probability. But Dr. Mateen Elass sees this prelude to his  ministry as witness to the amazing power of God to find and call His children to service-regardless of the odds.

Mateen was the second of four children born to a Syrian Muslim who had married an American while studying at the University of Wisconsin. Some years after Mateen’s birth, the family moved to Saudi Arabia where his father worked as an oil company executive. During his early teens Mateen began a search for God, largely through reading. For six years he focused on eastern mysticism and meditation including a stay at an ashram in India. Yet his nagging questions, Who is God? How can I know him? remained unanswered.

God guided Mateen toward an answer to those questions by bringing him into contact with genuine Christians. They repeatedly pointed him to Christ and challenged him, “Read the four gospels of the New Testament. Get to know Jesus.” He took up the challenge. After days of reading, study, and prayer, at the age of twenty Mateen became a follower of Christ. As is common in Middle Eastern families, he soon paid a high cost for his newfound faith: isolation from his father for more than a decade.

By the end of his college years, Mateen sensed God’s call to Christian ministry. After completing a B.A. at Stanford University he graduated from Fuller Seminary, earning M.Div. and M.A. degrees in Biblical Studies and Theology. After several years of pastoral work he returned to school earning a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Durham University in England, studying under the world-renowned NT scholar James D. G. Dunn.

Mateen’s prior ministries include an associate position for a small-town Presbyterian church in Wyoming, solo pastor of a young suburban church in Arizona, and Minister of Adult Education at First Presbyterian of Colorado Springs, a church at that time of more than five thousand people. He then served as senior pastor of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Illinois for seven years prior to completing his pastoral work as senior pastor of First Presbyterian, Edmond, OK, from 2007 to 2015.

In the fall of 2015, Mateen took up a new calling with Voice of the Truth in Colorado Springs, a ministry dedicated to reaching the Arabic-speaking peoples with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Mateen’s particular work is with churches and Christian groups eager to learn about Islam, its claims and challenges, and how to share the gospel winsomely and effectively with Muslims. He is eager to respond to opportunities for teaching and training Christians in these timely matters.

Mateen and his wife Cindy have three children: Brittany and Strider and Kendall, all now adults carrying on productive lives of their own.

His heart is for those who walk where he once walked, those who search but have not yet found the love of Jesus, especially those feeling trapped in the religious strictures of Islam. Mateen sees his experience on both sides of the Christian-Muslim divide as providing a unique opportunity to create bridges of understanding. His great hope is that God will use him to reveal the love of Jesus to those ruled by hate or fear. “God will provide mercy and guidance to those who seek him, and will equip his people to win the world with the love of Christ.”

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch. The featured image is Photo by Huilin Dai on Unsplash.

UKIP leader Gerard Batten dares to link Muslim rape gangs to Islam

Why is this even remotely controversial? Because the denial and willful ignorance regarding the Muslim rape gangs’ connection to Islam is nigh universal in Britain today. In reality, however, the connection is obvious. One survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the UK said that her rapists would quote Quran to her, and believed their actions justified by Islam.

The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified.

Gerard Batten

“UKIP leader Gerard Batten links sexual grooming of girls to Islam,” Sky News, September 21, 2018:

UKIP leader Gerard Batten has linked Islam to the “industrialised sexual exploitation” of girls across the country.

“The ideology of the religion does actually traditionally throughout its history make sex slaves legitimate. Their prophet had sex slaves,” he said.

Challenged by Sky News presenter Gillian Joseph, he replied: “It’s in the Hadith and the Koran. It’s a tradition that that’s okay to do that.

“People take their prophet as the model for all time and the perfect human being, so if he did something then it’s okay for other people to do it.

“The problem is with the ideology, not individuals. I have never attacked individuals. I always talk about the ideology, and the ideology is the problem.”

Questioned again by the presenter that he was attacking the entire religion of Islam, he said: “It does allow their followers to take sex slaves who are not of the same religion.

“It is no good telling me and the world it doesn’t happen because everybody knows it does happen.

Mr Batten was asked why he isolated the sexual grooming of victims in areas such as Rotherham in south Yorkshire as a Muslim crime – and did not condemn other sexual crimes such as those committed by members of the Catholic Church.

Mr Batten said: “It is predominantly people who follow that religion who are causing this problem – on a national scale – which is the industrialised sexual exploitation for money and for their own perverted purposes. That happens to be a fact.

“I am happy to condemn paedophilia and child abuse and sexual abuse wherever it occurs – it is reprehensible whoever commits it.”

Asked if he still stood by his opinion that Islam is a “death cult”, he added: “Study its history for the last 1,400 years and take an impartial look at it and you might come to that view as well.”…

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch. The featured image is by Rendiansyah Nugroho/Unsplash.

Muslim forced California girl into prostitution and sex slavery for four years, starting when she was 13

For years we have seen this in the UK and all over Europe, and now it comes to the US. Did anyone seriously think it wouldn’t?

Sexual assault occurs in all cultures, but only in Islam does it have divine sanction.

One survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the UK said that her rapists would quote Quran to her, and believed their actions justified by Islam.

The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified.

Abdul Basier Hashimi

“California Elk Grove man Abdul Basier Hashimi guilty for trafficking girl since she was 13, met on Tagged,” by Kaye Wonderhouse, Global Dispatch, September 2, 2018 (thanks to Creeping Sharia):

A California man in Elk Grove struck a plea deal to sex trafficking of a minor on Friday.

The Department of Justice reported that Abdul Basier Hashimi, 26, confessed to meeting a girl on Tagged.com in 2014, when she was thirteen. After a few months, the victim ran away and lived with Hashimi.

The man began prostituting her in Sacramento, Oakland and other locations in Northern California.

Hashimi used backpage.com ads, rented hotel rooms and forced the teen to walk/work the streets, offering sexual acts. Court records say she gave all of her earnings to him.

The underage victim was also forced to have sex with Hashimi….

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch. The featured image of Hollywood, California is by Unsplash/Sasha • Stories@sanfrancisco.

Tribute to an Israeli Friend & Patriot

Today, we have sad news from Israel, that one of The United West’s dear friends, Ari Fuld, has died from a Palestinian terrorist stabbing.  Ari visited with The United West’s May 2018 Israel tour, during a dinner one night and got to know many of the attendees.  It was great to have that time with him one last time. .

We pray for his family during  this tremendous loss.  Below we have tried to capture some special moments of Ari’s life as we got to know him and stood with him against the evil that surrounds Israel.  The United West has lost a true friend.

Some special thoughts from Tom Trento about Ari:

“Fearless, with an unwavering faith in Ha’Shem, Ari Fuld lived a humble life committed to his family and country, fighting Islamic evil every moment of every day.  May Ari’s heroic death motivate more like him in Israel, America and the West. Well done, my friend.” 

Israeli Patriot – Gone, but never forgotten!  This short sample of his work shows the love of country that made him a giant, standing strong for Israel!

Please watch this short video!

He will be missed!


Source: Times of Israel, By JUDAH ARI GROSS and TOI STAFF, September 16, 2018

The Israeli man stabbed to death in a terror attack in the central West Bank on Sunday was identified as Ari Fuld, a 45-year-old father of four from the Efrat settlement.

Shortly before noon on Sunday, a Palestinian teenager stabbed Fuld outside a shopping mall near Efrat, at the Gush Etzion Junction south of Jerusalem.

Medics arrive on the scene after an Israeli man was stabbed in a terrorist attack at a shopping mall next to the Gush Etzion Junction on September 16, 2018. (Gershon Elinson/FLASH90)

The attacker was shot by Fuld and another armed civilian at the scene and taken to Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus in moderate condition with multiple gunshot wounds, hospital officials said.

The terrorist was identified as a 17-year-old Palestinian from the village of Yatta, near Hebron. His name has not yet been released.

Lawmakers from across the political spectrum praised Fuld, an American immigrant to Israel, for his actions.

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EDITORS NOTE: The  featured image is of Ari Fuld, who was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist outside a West Bank shopping mall on September 16, 2018. (Facebook)

Boston police captain’s son, a convert to Islam, gets 20 years for jihad massacre plot at college

Here yet again we see a convert to Islam getting the idea that his new religion requires him to commit mass murder of people who do not accept that religion. Despite the fact that we see this again and again, authorities remain resolutely uninterested in the phenomenon of conversion to Islam.

Alexander Ciccolo

“Boston police captain’s son gets 20 years for Islamic State plot,” by Ray Downs, UPI, September 5, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Sept. 5 (UPI) — The son of a Boston police captain was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for plotting a terrorist attack for the Islamic State, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

Alexander Ciccolo, 26, who also went by Ali Al Amriki, pleaded guilty in May to several charges, including attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction.

“Make no mistake, Alexander Ciccolo was a committed soldier of [the Islamic State] who wanted to kill innocent people at a United States university with assault rifles and pressure cooker bombs, not an unwitting dupe who didn’t understand the gravity of what he was doing,” Special Agent in Charge Harold Shaw said in a statement. “He repeatedly expressed his desire to engage in acts of violent jihad against our country, and with this sentencing, he will now pay the price for conspiring with a foreign terrorist organization.”

Ciccolo was arrested on July 4, 2015 after he received four firearms from an FBI informant. The informant had been speaking to Ciccolo about carrying out a terrorist attack inspired by the Islamic State, including setting off improvised explosive devices, such as pressure cookers filled with black powder, nails, ball bearings and glass, in places where large numbers of people congregate, like college cafeterias.

Ciccolo was reportedly inspired by the Boston Marathon bombing, in which the suspects used bombs made with pressure cookers.

After his arrest, law enforcement searched Ciccolo’s home and found several partially constructed Molotov cocktails made from shredded Styrofoam soaking in motor oil.

The Justice Department said Ciccolo stated that he used that combination so the exploded device would stick to victims’ skin and make it harder to put out.

The son of a Boston police captain, it was Ciccolo’s father — Robert Ciccolo — who alerted authorities about his son’s activities, which led to the 2015 arrest….

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

Muslim migrant tries to molest three boys, aged 6, 7, and 13, on a beach

In Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Islamic world, this kind of behavior is broadly tolerated. Women are so devalued, men look to other men and boys for sexual pleasure. Also, the Qur’an promises not just virgins to the blessed, but boys like “scattered pearls”:

“Those are the ones brought near in the Gardens of Pleasure, a company of the former peoples and a few of the later peoples, on thrones woven, reclining on them, facing each other. There will circulate among them young boys made eternal with vessels, pitchers and a cup from a flowing spring.” — Qur’an 56:11-18

“And they will be given to drink a cup whose mixture is of ginger, a fountain within Paradise named Salsabeel. There will circulate among them young boys made eternal. When you see them, you would think them scattered pearls. And when you look there, you will see pleasure and great dominion.” — Qur’an 76:17-20

“Pakistani, 19, tries to molest 3 boys on beach,” ANSA, September 3, 2018 (thanks to Insubria):

(ANSA) – Cagliari, September 3 – A 19-year-old Pakistani man was cited Monday for allegedly trying to molest three boys on a beach in Cagliari.
The man was allegedly caught by parents after trying to molest the three boys, aged six, seven and 13, while they were in the water, local sources said.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.