The San Francisco Chronicle here makes the story all about how Assistant District Attorney Matthew Golde was so “racist” and “Islamophobic” as to mention that Dajon Ford had a Qur’an, a book on the psychology of terrorism, and a sawed-off rifle. But Golde rightly explained: “I brought out everything that was there and the judge made the decision, and the judge made the decision based on public safety.”
There is a controversy here because we are supposed to pretend at all times that the Qur’an and Islam have nothing whatsoever to do with violence and terrorism, and every Allahu-akbaring Muslim who goes on a stabbing spree or drives his car into a crowd of Infidels is mentally ill. Golde, by contrast, is being realistic, and is catching heat for it.
“The Scanner: Alameda prosecutor cites Quran as evidence to keep man jailed,” by Megan Cassidy, Gwendolyn Wu and Ashley McBride, San Francisco Chronicle, November 12, 2018:
An Alameda County prosecutor recently held up an unusual piece of evidence while arguing that a man charged with a weapons violation should remain jailed without bail: a Quran.
The religious text, paired with a book on the psychology of terrorism, as well as a sawed-off rifle — all allegedly found in Dajon Ford’s car at the time of his arrest — was cause for concern, Assistant District Attorney Matthew Golde told Superior Court Judge Yolanda Northridge at an Oct. 19 bail hearing.
“What are his plans?” the prosecutor asked rhetorically.
The Quran was cited among several arguments Golde made suggesting Ford was a threat to the community, in addition to noting his previous criminal history. But the move has drawn heat from at least one local civil rights attorney, and stunned defense attorney Claire White, who called Golde’s line of questioning “racist” and “Islamaphobic” in an interview.
White had argued her client should be released under more stringent terms of probation, while condemning Golde’s remarks.
“It allows the discussion on public safety to turn not on what actual facts are, and more on fears and prejudices,” she told Judge Northridge.
White said Ford’s books came from the library of her and her late husband, Dr. Prince White, who was the program and police campaign coordinator for the Urban Peace Movement, a civil rights organization that had worked with Ford in the past.
The judge ultimately held Ford without bail but said her decision wasn’t based on the literature.
“This is an issue of public safety, period,” Northridge said.
Ford’s name may be familiar to readers. The ex-football star at McClymonds High School in West Oakland was arrested when he was 17 in connection with a September 2013 armed robbery at a casual carpool in Rockridge.
Golde told The Chronicle he wasn’t jumping to any conclusions by bringing up the Quran, and he invited the defense to respond to it.
“I brought out everything that was there and the judge made the decision, and the judge made the decision based on public safety,” he said.
Teresa Drenick, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office, said in a statement that Golde simply “recounted the facts to the court” when he mentioned the Quran and the psychology book on terrorism.
“Mr. Golde provided all of the information regarding the items gathered by the police on the night of the arrest, including a sawed-off rifle, two extended clips and ammunition,” Drenick said. “This, taken in conjunction with his prior violent criminal conduct, was what the court considered in determining the bail motion, and whether or not he would pose a safety risk to the public.”…
No American flag was in sight.
“Newly Elected Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Wore Palestinian Flag at Primary Victory Celebration,” by Kristinn Taylor, Gateway Pundit,November 7, 2018:
Democrat Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib was draped in a Palestinian flag as she celebrated her primary victory with supporters in August. On Tuesday night Tlaib handily won with over 90 percent of the vote the general election for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District seat vacated by John Conyers’ resignation last December.
Video taken of Tlaib’s victory speech for the August 7th primary showed an emotional Tlaib being embraced by her Palestinian mother,Fatima Elabed, who took the flag off her daughter and draped it on her own shoulders. No American flag was seen in video taken of Tlaib’s speech. Tlaib is a member of Democrat Socialists of America.
Tlaib proudly spoke of her relatives up before dawn in the West Bank watching on TV as their granddaughter was elected to Congress. The crowd responded with ululating.
Video of Tlaib’s speech was posted to Twitter by law professor Khaled Beydoun Tuesday night without clarification that it was from August….
RELATED VIDEO: ‘My strength comes from being a Palestinian,’ says first Muslim congresswoman.
EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. The featured photo is a screen shot of a video by Khaled Beydoun.
Will the Left disavow him now? Of course not. Why should they disavow him for expressing their most cherished hope?
“Report: Notorious Antisemite Louis Farrakhan Leads ‘Death to America’ Chant on Solidarity Trip to Iran,” by Benjamin Kerstein, Algemeiner, November 4, 2018:
Nation of Islam leader and prominent antisemite Louis Farrakhan chanted “Death to America” and claimed that “America has never been a democracy” on Sunday during a solidarity trip to Iran, ahead of the re-implementation of US sanctions on the country this week.
According to Iran’s semi-official state news agency Mehr, Farrakhan said at a meeting with the Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei that America is conspiring against Iran.
“I understand how the enemies have plotted against the Iranian people and I would like to stay alongside you to stop their plots,” he said.
He also blasted American support for Saudi Arabia, Iran’s arch-rival in the region, and added, “Satan seeks to divide Muslims and wants them to kill each other, while God tells us in the Quran to be united.”
Farrakhan has referred to Jews as the “synagogue of Satan.”
In his remarks, he condemned the new American sanctions on Iran that will take effect on Monday. “Today, I warn the American government that sanctioning Iran is a big mistake,” he said.
In addition, he stated that African-Americans are part of Iran’s Islamic revolution.
According to the Farsi language Islamic Republic of Iran News Network (IRINN), he also spoke to students at the University of Tehran law school and fulminated against Israel, praised women’s rights in Iran and the Islamic laws demanding they cover themselves. He claimed, “America has never been a democracy and has always leaned towards the wealthy and powerful class.”
At the end of his talk, Farrakhan chanted the common Iranian slogan “Death to America,” and was joined by members of the audience.
Farrakhan, perhaps the most notorious black supremacist in America, has a long history of antisemitic statements. Most recently, he referred to Jews as “termites.”
Several prominent American activists and politicians have been linked to Farrakhan in recent years. Tamika Mallory, a leader of the Women’s March, praised him as “GOAT” or “Greatest of All Time.” Linda Sarsour, another leader of the March, attended an event with Farrakhan and has repeatedly refused to condemn him….
EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The feature image is of then Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan that he took in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting. Photo by Askia Muhammad.
GQ writer Julia Ioffe quickly apologized Monday after claiming President Trump had radicalized more people than ISIS on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper.
“I think, you know, this president, one of the things that he really launched his presidential run on is talking about Islamic radicalization, and this president has radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did
The Islamic State ideology is one of murder, conquest at any cost, and sheer brutality against women, infidels, apostates and the like. Ioffe could never put her own words to the test by confronting Islamic State jihadists, because she would end up being tortured and killed, yet these are the barbarians to whom she compares the elected President of the United States. Many may merely dismiss Ioffe as unbalanced, but what about the host of the show, Jake Tapper?
“That’s just…it’s unconscionable for you to say that,” CNN’s David Urban shot back….For you not to push back on that, is irresponsible,” Urban said to Jake Tapper. “That’s irresponsible. For her to say that the President of the United States has radicalized more people than ISIS is irresponsible.”
It is obvious that all who do not adhere to Islamic State ideology need protection from them, so Ioffe is implying that American society needs to protect itself from Donald Trump. Not only is her thinking astonishingly delusional; her mindset is also dangerous. Groups such as Antifa and other leftist troublemakers and anarchists are searching for any and every excuse to resort to violence against Trump and his supporters, and they are being egged on by destructive elements in the media, and even by politicians. Recall when Rep. Maxine Waters called for public confrontation and harassment of members of the Trump administration, stating: “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd.” Then there was former Attorney General Eric Holder, who declared: “When they go low, we kick ’em.” Even Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp repudiated Hillary Clinton’s recent comments as “unproductive” and “simply ridiculous” when Clinton advised Democrats to “abandon civility” with Republicans.
Jake Tapper should be taken to the woodshed by CNN, but that is unlikely, as CNN is increasingly moving toward incitement, when its “fake news” was already bad enough. No apology could now undo Ioffe’s or CNN’s recklessness. Ioffe will never be in the position of having to look into the eyes of a tortured Yazidi sex slave or the spouse and loved ones of those who were beheaded by Islamic State jihadists and tell them that Donald Trump — who seeks to protect Americans from the likes of the Islamic State — is comparable to Islamic State jihadists. Her apology was as foolish and reckless as her original statement:
I do want to clarify. I think I spoke in the heat of the moment–this has been a very emotional, and personally painful time for me. I think I exaggerated and I apologize for that.
Ioffe and others of her ilk should contemplate the “very emotional, and personally painful time” for those who have been victimized by Islamic State jihadis. Ioffe’s blind hatred against Donald Trump is longstanding. In 2016, she was fired from Politico for an unhinged tweet that is too vulgar to write here. It was followed by a lame apology. She stated: “It was a tasteless, offensive tweet that I regret and have deleted…..I am truly and deeply sorry. It won’t happen again.” Well, it did happen again, only now she has escalated from vulgarity to incitement.
Julia Ioffe Apologizes After Saying Trump Radicalized More People than ISIS,” by Justin Caruso, Breitbart, October 29, 2018:
GQ writer Julia Ioffe quickly apologized Monday after claiming President Trump had radicalized more people than ISIS on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper.
“I think, you know, this president, one of the things that he really launched his presidential run on is talking about Islamic radicalization, and this president has radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did,” Julia Ioffe said.
“That’s just…it’s unconscionable for you to say that,” CNN’s David Urban shot back.
“The way he talks–the way that he allows these…the way he winks and nods to these groups. The way he says, ‘I know I’m not supposed to say it, but I’m a nationalist.’ The way that he hems and haws, when he has to condemn these people, and kind of, gritting his teeth, kind of, says, fine, okay, ‘I condemn this.’”
“For you not to push back on that, is irresponsible,” Urban said to Jake Tapper. “That’s irresponsible. For her to say that the President of the United States has radicalized more people than ISIS is irresponsible.”
Urban continued to push Ioffe on what she based her claim on.
She responded, “ISIS had, like 10,000 members. I think the president has far more supporters who espouse an equally hateful ideology.”
Tapper, as panelist David Urban pointed out on air, did not push back on Ioffe’s assertion whatsoever.
He defended himself on Twitter from critics.
Ioffe apologized on air later in the show. “I do want to clarify. I think I spoke in the heat of the moment–this has been a very emotional, and personally painful time for me. I think I exaggerated and I apologize for that,” she said…..
RELATED VIDEO: Trump crushes ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
EDITORS NOTE: This column with images and video first appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission.
Why did they fear being thought of as racist? The Muslim rape gangs went unreported, unprosecuted, and in general unstopped because of far-Left organizations including Hope Not Hate, Faith Matters, and Tell Mama, which waged relentless war against anyone and everyone who spoke out about these issue. They demonized as “Islamophobic,” “hateful” and “bigoted” anyone who said that there were Muslim rape gangs at all, and that they had to be stopped. They led the campaign to ban Pamela Geller and me from entering the country, when one of the events we had discussed going to was a rally against the Muslim rape gangs.
Hope Not Hate has scrubbed the evidence, but it used to be possible to search for “grooming” (as these gangs are usually called “grooming gangs” in the British media) at Hope Not Hate’s site. You would have seen that the vast majority of the articles mentioning this practice were attacking those who were calling attention to it and protesting against it.
Who is responsible for the mass gang-rape of British girls by Muslims? The British Left — in particular the “anti-hate” crusaders Nick Lowles and Matthew Collins of Hope Not Hate, Fiyaz Mughal of Faith Matters and Tell Mama, and their friends, supporters, and allies.
The lives of at least 1,400 girls are ruined today because of these men. If Britain were even close to being a sane society today, these people would be being subjected to scorching criticism, and there would be a thorough public reevaluation of how much the Left’s alliance with Islamic supremacism and smear campaign against foes of jihad terror has harmed the nation and its people.
But Britain is not a sane society today, and these sinister individuals — Lowles, Mughal, and the rest of them — continue to wield their considerable power and influence in British society. If Britain is ever to recover itself and stave off chaos, civil war and Sharia, Lowles, Collins, Mughal and others like them would be arrested and tried. But that is not going to happen.
“Rotherham child sexual abuse: Gang of seven guilty,” BBC, October 29, 2018:
Seven men have been found guilty of grooming and exploiting young girls, including one who was sexually abused by “at least 100 Asian men” before the age of 16.
Sheffield Crown Court heard how the men targeted and exploited the teenagers before subjecting them to acts of a “degrading and violent nature”.
They abused five young girls over a seven year period in Rotherham.
The gang were convicted of offences including rape and indecent assault.
One girl described being bitten and raped by two of the men in Sherwood Forest while “high as a kite” on drugs.
Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, 37, Asif Ali, 33, Tanweer Ali, 37, Salah Ahmed El-Hakam, 39, Nabeel Kurshid, 35, Iqlak Yousaf, 34, and a seventh man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were convicted after a trial.
An eighth man, Ajmal Rafiq, 39, was found not guilty of one count of false imprisonment and one count of indecent assault.
The men are due to be sentenced on 16 November.
The convictions are the latest to come out of Operation Stovewood, the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, which has identified more than 1,500 victims.
During a trial lasting more than eight weeks the jury heard the men, who are all of British Pakistani heritage, preyed on the girls’ vulnerability before they were sexually assaulted and passed on to other men.
Prosecutor Michelle Colborne QC said the girls had been “lured by the excitement of friendship with older Asian youths” but were then “targeted, sexualised and in some instances subjected to acts of a degrading and violent nature”.
She said: “None of them had the maturity to understand that they were being groomed and exploited, often believing that sex of some kind was a necessary price for friendship.”
Operation Stovewood is the largest law enforcement investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation in the UK.
It began in 2014 after a report found at least 1,400 children in Rotherham were the victims of abuse between 1997 and 2013….
RELATED VIDEO: Interview with Tommy Robinson on UK’s Muslim rape gang reporting bans.
Even though the Islamic State has lost most of its territory in Iraq and Syria, and with it the appearance of enjoying the favor of Allah upon its claim to be the caliphate, that claim still has a potent appeal for jihad groups worldwide, as well as for many individual Muslims. In Sunni Islamic law, only the caliph is authorized to declare offensive jihad; in the absence of a caliph, jihad can only be defensive (although that can be and has been interpreted elastically enough to include 9/11). In my book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS, I detail how the great Islamic caliphates of the past — the Umayyads, Abbasids, Ottomans, and others — pursued jihad relentlessly against Infidel states. Jihadis still think about those glory days, and want to relive them.
Where did Naser Almadaoji learn his understanding of Islam? Are authorities investigating the local mosque? Or would that be “Islamophobic,” and they’re content to wave away the question by trotting out the moldy oldie that he was “radicalized on the Internet”?
“Beavercreek neighbors stunned by news of ISIS-related arrest,” by Chris Stewart and John Bedell, WHIO, October 25, 2018:
BEAVERCREEK — Neighbors were shocked to learn that federal investigators had charged a Beavercreek teenager with trying to help an ISIS affiliated group.
Naser Almadaoji, 19, was arrested at a Columbus airport on Wednesday with tickets to Kazakhstan. He planned to go from there to Afghanistan to support ISIS, according to U.S. Attorney for the Southern District Benjamin Glassman.
In Beavercreek on Thursday, James Fisher, who lives near Almadaoji, said, “I’m extremely shocked that somebody that close to me is thinking about joining a terrorist group like that. In my opinion if they don’t want to be here, then why are they here?”
“But this is kind of scary thinking that someone that close to me is a possible terrorist,” he added of Almadaoji.
Fisher said the of people living at the house: “They kind of keep quiet. I see them, but because of the direction where it’s at, I don’t have any contact with them.”…
Fox News reported recently that in a February 2003 radio interview, Green Party activist Ernest Hancock said to Kyrsten Sinema, who is now Arizona’s Democrat candidate for Senate: “As an individual, if I want to go fight in the Taliban army, I go over there, and I’m fighting for the Taliban, I’m saying that’s a personal decision.” Sinema responded: “Fine. I don’t care if you go and do that, go ahead.”
And now she is doubling down. Probably she thinks that if she disavows these words now, she will be thought of as “Islamophobic” by a significant portion of her base.
There is more. Fox News also reported that Sinema “promoted events at Arizona State University featuring a lawyer convicted for aiding an Islamist terror organization and its leader. Sinema, a co-founder of the activist group Local to Global Justice, invited people in a now-closed Yahoo group to attend two events with Lynn Stewart, both in 2003. At the time of the invite, Stewart had been charged with helping her former client Omar Abdel Rahman, a radical Egyptian spiritual leader of a terror group, to pass on secret messages to his followers to commit terror attacks.”
The Left maintains that Islamic jihad terror is not a problem — it’s just a reaction to the evil deeds of the U.S. and Israel. “Islamophobia,” Leftists insist, is a much greater issue. This is the result: Useful Idiots such as Kyrsten Sinema end up promoting the likes of Lynne Stewart, who was convicted of aiding the jihad mass murder plotting of the Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel Rahman, who masterminded the 1993 World Trade Center. If you don’t recognize the reality, nature, and magnitude of the jihad threat, you may well end up abetting the jihad.
Sinema is proof: the Left hates America, and considers “right-wing extremists,” a term all too often applied to American patriots, far more of a threat than jihad terrorists. It used to be that this fact was dismissed as hysterical hyperbole. Now it is becoming increasingly clear.
EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished, with images and video, with permission.
He said it in 2014. Has he changed his views now, after a stint in prison? Almost certainly not. In prison nothing whatsoever was done to disabuse him of his jihadist notions. Any such action would have been “Islamophobic.” Instead, his Islamic faith, which landed him in prison in the first place when he followed its dictates to wage jihad, was only reinforced in prison, where he was given a Qur’an and allowed to pray with other Muslim inmates. His jihad is not over.
“PREACHER’S TERROR PLEDGE Freed hate preacher Anjem Choudary caught on tape saying he’ll NEVER stop supporting ISIS or spreading hate,” by Nick Parker, The Sun, October 21, 2018:
FREED terror rabble-rouser Anjem Choudary vowed to blindly follow the orders of ISIS’s barbaric leader and never stop spreading hate.
Shock Sun on Sunday recordings reveal the vile preacher believes he is duty-bound to continue supporting jihadism.
It has also emerged he plans to leach more taxpayers’ cash by claiming that restrictions following his release from jail breach his human rights.
The Islamist, 51, has been muzzled by 25 curbs which stop him spreading his bile.
But tapes made shortly before his jail term for inviting IS support reveal he will never deviate from his sick mission.
Choudary, released on Friday after serving less than half his 5½-year sentence, confirmed he will not be bound by British law and will instead obey only his caliph — IS leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Choudary, from Ilford, East London, told a Sun on Sunday investigator in 2014: “As Muslims we have no choice but to support the Islamic State.
“It is not a question of whether we chose to support IS or not — it is a matter of Islamic responsibility and duty for every Muslim to give their allegiance to the caliph and obey him if he orders them to do something.”…
EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission.
The social media giants were apparently too busy blocking and shadowbanning conservatives to notice.
A Chicago computer engineer was in federal court Friday afternoon after being charged with using social media to help ISIS recruit operatives, encourage people to carry out terrorist attacks and spread propaganda to support “violent jihad.”
Ashraf Al Safoo, 34, faces one count of conspiracy to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization, according to federal prosecutors.
Al Safoo — who sported a beard and was escorted by U.S. marshals while wearing an orange jumpsuit — said during a brief court appearance that he has a master’s degree in computer science and has worked in IT for a web development company in River North. By Friday afternoon, his staff bio on the company’s website was removed….
A naturalized citizen, Al Safoo was born in Iraq and moved to Chicago in 2008, according to an FBI agent’s affidavit released Friday….
Federal authorities allege Al Safoo and several unindicted co-conspirators were active members of the Khattab Media Foundation — a propaganda outfit with a “sworn bayat, or an oath of allegiance, to ISIS.”
“Al-Safoo and the [co-conspirators] were working at the direction of and in cooperation with ISIS and ISIS’ media office, created and disseminated ISIS propaganda, recruited for ISIS, encouraged individuals to carry out attacks on behalf of ISIS, and supported violent jihad on behalf of ISIS and ISIS’ media office,” the affidavit reads.
Khattab spreads propaganda across several social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and one other, which federal authorities decline to identify.
Last March, Al Safoo invited a purported ISIS sympathizer — who was actually an undercover federal officer — to join a Khattab discussion group. The undercover officer found a treasure trove of ISIS propaganda….
Al Safoo is alleged to have taken part in creating and disseminating several pieces of ISIS propaganda.
In December 2017, federal authorities say, Khattab created and published a computer-animated video called “Our gifts are ready,” which depicted families standing around a Christmas tree with a castle — bearing a strong resemblance to “Cinderella Castle” at Walt Disney World — in the background….
“The video cuts to all black with the word ‘Now listen you dogs of hell. This is a message and more are going to follow. This is just the beginning. Our gifts are now ready,’” according to the affidavit. “The video shows a present under the Christmas tree that contains a bomb with a timer ticking down before cutting to a news clip of a mass shooting taking place.”