Morocco: Muslims who murdered Scandinavian girls say killings were ‘Allah’s will,’ victims were ‘enemies of Allah’

Not that this has anything to do with…

“This morning, Denmark’s prime minister said the killings can be considered ‘politically motivated and thus an act of terror’. Lars Loekke Rasmussen said that ‘there are still dark forces that want to fight our values’ and ‘we must not give in.’”

But we don’t dare identify what exactly those dark forces are, eh, Lars?

“Ms Ueland’s mother, Irene, told Norwegian broadcaster NRK: ‘Her priority was safety. The girls had taken all precautionary measures before embarking on this trip.’”

Except that it no doubt didn’t even occur to them that what they thought they knew about Morocco’s religion and culture might be inaccurate and designed to whitewash Islam, leaving them ill-informed about a threat that they actually did end up facing.

“An anti-terrorism rally is planned for Morocco’s capital on Saturday.”

Oh good, that will fix everything.

More on this story. “‘It’s Allah’s will’: Fanatics branded two Scandinavian women the ‘enemies of God’ as they filmed themselves decapitating one of the tourists in Morocco – then posted video pledging allegiance to ISIS,” by Jake Wallis Simons and Julian Robinson, MailOnline, December 20, 2018 (thanks to Robert):

Suspected ISIS terrorists branded two Scandinavian women the ‘enemies of God’ as they filmed themselves decapitating one of the tourists in Morocco.

Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, were found dead near the village of Imlil in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains on Monday.

A video showing the murder of one of the women has been recognised as genuine, Danish intelligence service said today adding that the killings can be connected to ISIS.

Men in the gruesome clip can be heard shouting ‘it’s Allah’s will’ while there are claims that the words ‘this is for Syria’ were used, in an apparent reference to Western bombing missions in the war-torn country.

Separate footage online appears to show four men suspected of carrying out the attack pledging their alliance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

It comes as a picture emerged showing a series of fearsome knives found on a bus in Marrakesh as three suspects were arrested over the atrocity. Yesterday, a fourth man was held, suspected of belonging to an Islamic extremist group….

Meanwhile, preliminary investigations of a video shared on social media purporting to show the killing of one of the tourists had found that it was shot in a different place from where the bodies were found, a police source told Reuters.

‘The video and preliminary investigation according to the Moroccan authorities indicate that the killings may be related to the terrorist organisation Islamic State,’ the Danish intelligence service said in a statement.

‘This is a case of an unusually bestial killing of two totally innocent young women,’ it said.

This morning, Denmark’s prime minister said the killings can be considered ‘politically motivated and thus an act of terror’. Lars Loekke Rasmussen said that ‘there are still dark forces that want to fight our values’ and ‘we must not give in.’

Witnesses said that three men from Marrakesh were seen camping close to the women, and local media had earlier reported that sexual assault may have been the motive for the crime.

They were filmed fleeing the scene between 2am and 3am on Monday, on a camera belonging to another camper.

On Wednesday, police arrested a man from the city whose identity card was found at the murder scene….

Ms Ueland’s mother, Irene, told Norwegian broadcaster NRK: ‘Her priority was safety. The girls had taken all precautionary measures before embarking on this trip.’

An anti-terrorism rally is planned for Morocco’s capital on Saturday.

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission.

Just in Time for Hanukkah, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Remembers Her Jewish Roots [Part One]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the much-ballyhooed new — and at 29, the youngest ever — member of the House of Representatives, recently announced, at a celebration in Queens on the last day of Hanukkah, that she has Jewish — Sephardic — ancestry. She claims that she is a descendant of Sephardic Jews who fled Spain during the Inquisition, and made it to Puerto Rico. How many Sephardic Jews there are in her family tree, and what percentage of her ancestry, is “Sephardic Jewish,” she did not make public. Only she and ancestry.com — or some similar group — know for sure.

Why, one wonders, did she raise this only now? Why not have mentioned it when running for Congress from New York, to appeal to some Jewish voters, and to try to immunize herself from criticism for the ill-informed remarks about Israel that she made during an interview with Margaret Hoover of Firing Line on July 18?

For let us remember what Ocasio-Cortez, a self-styled “progressive” — a word which nowadays, alas, often suggests a palpable want of sympathy for Israel — said in that interview on July 18. She described Israel’s presence in the West Bank as an “occupation.” That word implies that Israel has no claim to the West Bank, save as a military occupier. This would put the West Bank on the same level as Occupied Japan (to which the United States made no permanent claim), Occupied France (to which Nazi Germany had only the claim of military conqueror), or Occupied Berlin, divided into four sectors under the control of  the United States, Britain, France, and the Soviet Union, with all four countries seen as temporary military occupiers, having no permanent claim on Berlin.

But Israel’s claim to the West Bank is not solely, or even mainly, that of a military occupier. It has two separate and very strong claims to all of the land on the west side of the Jordan River.. The first claim is based on the Mandate for Palestine itself. The entire territory of the West Bank (as the Jordanians deliberately renamed those parts of Judea and Samaria that they held at the end of the 1948-49 war) was originally included in the territory allocated to the Mandate for Palestine, which had been created for the sole purpose of establishing the Jewish National Home. It was well understood that eventually that Jewish National Home would become the Jewish state. The only reason the entire West Bank was not originally included in the new state of Israel is that the Jordanian army managed to hold onto part of it when hostilities ended in 1949. Had Israel been in possession of all of the West Bank at the end of those hostilities, that would have been the end of the matter. The Jordanian claim, unlike that of Israel, was based only on it being a military occupier of part of the  West Bank from 1949 to 1967. By their military victory in 1967, the Israelis were at long last able to enforce their pre-existing legal claim, which had been established in1922, by the provisions of the Mandate itself.

A second, and independent claim, to the West Bank by Israel is that which arises out of the language of U.N. Security Council Resolution 242. That resolution, as its author Lord Caradon, the British ambassador to the U.N., repeatedly made clear, did not require Israel to return all of the territory it had won in the “recent conflict” (the Six-Day War of June 1967). Lord Caradon described Israel’s pre-1967 lines as  impermanent armistice lines, reflecting only where the Israeli and Arab troops were located at that moment when the armistice went into effect. He further described those lines as “a rotten border,” and for good measure added “you couldn’t have a worse line for a permanent international boundary.” In other words, there should be no forcing Israel back into the1949 armistice lines. Despite Lord Cardamon’s insistence on the meaning of the resolution, the Arab states kept trying to claim that Resolution 242 required Israel to withdraw “from all the territories” it had just seized. Lord Cardamon said, heatedly, that the Resolution most definitely did not mean that; if he had intended to mean that he would have written it that way; he deliberately wrote instead “from territories” taken in the recent conflict.

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

Pro-Sharia, hijabbed Muslim Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar mocks Mike Pence’s Christian faith

Just imagine the establishment media uproar that would ensue if Pence had mocked Omar’s faith. But in this case, Leftist “journalists” will just join in with Omar and mock Pence themselves.
“Incoming Muslim Congresswomen Mock Pence’s Christian Faith,” by Patrick Goodenough, CNS News, December 13, 2018:

One of the first two Muslim women elected to the U.S. Congress took a snide dig on Twitter at Vice President Pence for sitting with eyes closed during a heated Oval Office meeting, posting a photo with the caption, “Jesus take the wheel!” – and the other incoming Muslim congresswoman applauded the insult.

Ihlan Omar’s (D-Minn.) tweet ended with the hashtag #BorderWall, a reference to the contentious issue discussed during President Trump’s meeting Tuesday with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

The second Muslim woman elected to the House, Palestinian-American Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib, “liked” Omar’s Pence tweet….

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

The Fetishization of Islam in the West

Adherents to Islam – Muslims — are not rare on planet earth. They comprise a quarter of the world’s population, and yet they are treated in the West as though they are delicate flowers on the verge of extinction. They are above criticism and are not responsible for any of the atrocities that come out of their communities.

Islam is practiced by every race of people in every country on the globe, so it’s safe to say that Islam is not a race. That should be very clear by this point, and the ‘racist’ label has never applied. Islam is also a very bad idea at every level – religiously, politically and legally. Islam gives rise to societies that are corrupt and unjust, and where minorities and non-Muslims suffer. I don’t just question people who say they are Muslims, I question anyone, regardless of skin tone or gender, who looks at Islamic doctrines and tells me that Islam is a good idea worth defending.

What does it mean to fetishize something?

It means to have an irrational and excessive commitment to a thing. This is what we are seeing in the West today. People are overly invested in Islam whilst being unable to articulate why they are so drawn to and protective of it. Jews, who are a minority, are not accorded the same protection or respect as Muslims are in the West, with anti-Semitism becoming normalized and even slightly fashionable. Jews are fleeing the West because we are seeing the rise of anti-Semitism with the advent of more and more Muslims settling here. What is it about Islam that people are so passionate about? Freedom of speech is being eroded, with Parliaments in the UK and Canada drafting bills that outline what ‘Islamophobia’ is and determining what punishments should be meted out if a person doesn’t like Islam and is critical of it.

Animal welfare activists are silent when it comes to Islam. Police, councilors, politicians, care-home workers and teachers all turn the other way when it comes to grooming and rape gangs. Children’s lives don’t matter when it comes to supporting and defending or confronting Islam. Segregation goes on in London universities and at Labour party meetings in the UK, and feminists don’t bat an eyelid. A senior police officer tweeted out that arresting parents who commit female genital mutilation (FGM) on their daughters isn’t in the child’s best interests (physical abuse does not come without psychological and emotional abuse being applied also, so yes, arrests are in the child’s best interests). The officer’s sergeant had to take to Twitter to delete that tweet and tell us that every instance of FGM will be investigated and arrests will be made in his area. After a two-year period that saw hundreds of girls butchered, Freedom of Information (FOI) requests show that there has not been one arrest made in Middle England, and none in the area this sergeant presides over. In Bristol, the Somali community are saying they are being racially targeted because police want to ensure that girls aren’t being cut, even though FGM is a cultural practice of Somalis – clearly they would like to continue with the practice in the UK unchallenged.

Islam is very akin to fascism, insofar that it enjoys suppressing any opposition to it, and it also enjoys living under strict autocratic dictators (think Palestine or any Muslim majority country outside of capitalist and Westernized Dubai). Muslims vote for Muslims wherever they settle, no matter how qualified or not the person is. The only thing that matters to Muslims is that their representatives are sharia-compliant. Muslims have the notion of the Ummah, and by this they would classify themselves, wrongly, as being of one race worldwide, one brotherhood. The left align with Islam in this regard (think Antifa from UK to the USA to Australia – same tactics and of one mind). The left and Islam want more government and more suppression of any opposing factors who disagree with them, as well as wanting less freedom of speech and the closing down of differing ideas. And, like angry Muslim men who are infuriated for the smallest of reasons, they attempt to use violence to intimidate others in a bid to get their own way.

Islam and the left, at this particular juncture in time, make for good bedfellows. The left, I suspect, visualize a world where their tactics have succeeded and no one is allowed to hold any differing opinions to their own. Like thought-police or Nazis, they would walk among us, listening in to conversations for any wrongthink, and making arrests on a whim, much like the morality police do in Muslim-majority lands. Muslims, for their part, I can only imagine are gleeful that they have found such massively ignorant and uninformed support from the left. I also suspect the left visualize themselves living peacefully among their Muslim allies when they have won the ideological war that is raging in their heads and in real life. If there ever does come a day when we are living under leftist/Islamic rule, it will be interesting to see for how long these two groups can peacefully coexist.

Islam doesn’t tolerate non-Muslims when it becomes the majority. When Muslims become the majority, then the persecutions begin and rule of law does not apply, and Muslims demand that they are viewed as superior to everyone else and able to hold special privileges. The one thing that might allow Islam not to put its boot on the throat of the left is their united hatred of Jews and Israel.

Only time will tell, and we shall see if reason and logic win out, or whether or not we’ll be living under a leftist/Islamic regime.

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission.

Al-Arabiya slams Linda Sarsour as “Islamist activist” and Muslim Brotherhood ally

“The Democrats battle against Republican control of the US Congress led to an alliance with political Islamic movements in order to restore their control on [sic] government.”

The Saudis can say that (al-Arabiya is a Saudi enterprise), but if you’re an American who says that, you’ll be smeared as a racist, bigoted “Islamophobe.”

Linda Sarsour

“Al-Arabiya slams Linda Sarsour as Muslim Brotherhood ally,” Jerusalem Post, December 9, 2018:

Linda Sarsour is an extremist who has “roots in [the] Muslim Brotherhood,” according to an English-language feature on Al-Arabiya, the Saudi Arabia based news channel. The article published in idiomatic English on Sunday accused the Brotherhood of “shaping the thoughts of American activist Linda Sarsour, [which resulted in] her declaring her ‘Jihad’ against US President Donald Trump.”…

Written by Huda al-Saleh, the article sought to expose what it called “details of calls to attack Trump by US ‘Muslim Sisters’ allied to the Brotherhood.” The article began by noting that two Muslim women, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, were recently elected to the US Congress.

However, “those sponsoring and supporting the two Muslim women to reach the US Congress adopted a tactic to infiltrate through their immigrant and Black minority communities in general,” insinuating that Muslim Brotherhood activists sought to drum up support for the Democratic candidates.

“The Democrats battle against Republican control of the US Congress led to an alliance with political Islamic movements in order to restore their control on [sic] government.” The piece asserted that the Brotherhood and “all movements of political Islam” are also tied to fighting against sanctions on Iran….

Under the headline “Sarsour activities with Muslim Brotherhood,” the feature detailed a series of events attended by the activist. It claimed she went to the International Network of Muslim Brotherhood in North America in 2016 which was “organized by the Islamic Circle of North America.” In 2018, groups in Canada raised concerns about Sarsour’s participation at another ICNA event, according to The Canadian Jewish News.

But Al-Arabiya pointed out that Sarsour appeared next to Samah Safi Bayazid, who had posted a photo with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on her Twitter account. In this roundabout explanation, the article sought to link Sarsour to Siraj Wahhaj, a “pioneering Islamic preacher in New York.” Unsurprisingly, the article then claimed that Wahhaj – “whom Linda Sarsour has admired and who in turn influenced her” – has been in the spotlight for being arrested in New Mexico.

Sarsour was also accused of using the term “jihad” during a speech about Trump. “These are terms used by the Muslim Brotherhood teachings and in the views of Sayyid Qutb,” the article claimed, going on to then link the same terms “used and preached also by [the] al-Qaeda terrorist organization.”

The article labeled Sarsour an “Islamist activist” for this speech, and asserted that her support of human rights is coded within use of terms that are also used by extremists. “What Linda Sarsour has said is not far from those [words] of Zainab al-Ghazali, one of the most prominent women of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission.

Merkel urged EU countries not to move their embassies to Jerusalem

It’s not just that appeasement and kowtowing to violent intimidation and bullying has been the West’s foreign policy for so long; even worse is the fact that the powerful forces that are trying to preserve it as a policy are so self-righteous about it.

“Merkel urged EU countries not to move embassies to Jerusalem,” by Benjamin Weinthal, Jerusalem Post, December 4, 2018:

The founding director of the European Coalition for Israel in Brussels, Tomas Sandell, announced in a shocking video message on Thursday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel waged a campaign to prevent central and eastern European countries from moving their capitals to Jerusalem to preserve the Iran nuclear deal.

Sandell said in a Jerusalem Post exclusive report in November that Merkel called Romanian president, Klaus Iohannis, to convince him to not relocate his country’s embassy to Jerusalem. The move prompted him to go public.

Speaking from the European parliament, Sandell said, “What we have found out, something I heard for quite some time already, from central and eastern European countries that would have an inclination to move their embassy to Jerusalem, this is the natural thing for them to do, is that they have received phone calls from Berlin, from Angela Merkel, the chancellor. Basically, this cannot happen under any circumstances.”

“I have spoken to many Germans these last few days in Brussels,” he said. “They are not aware of this, and all of them would be shocked that all of the countries in the European Union today would want to block an embassy move to Jerusalem, not only for your own country, but for other countries that have the conviction [that] this is the right thing to do, the only country to do would be Germany. This is a big shock.”

He added that “this is something unprecedented. This is not the Germany we once knew. This is not the even Angela Merkel we once knew when she was elected.”

Sandell said many of Merkel’s telephone calls took place to European leaders in April when “many of the nations were seriously considering moving their embassies.”

Sandell said Merkel’s anti-Israel moves have to do with the Iran nuclear deal, which “has been very much supported by Germany [and] the German government.”

He added that Merkel’s move to block the relocation of embassies was also sparked by “how Germany did not block the marking of Israeli goods from disputed territories” in 2015. He said it was anticipated that Germany would stop the penalties against Israeli products. Germany instead implemented “this counterproductive measure” to punish Israeli goods, said Sandell….

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission.

23 Million Nigerian Girls are Victims of Child Marriage

Over 23 million girls in Nigeria are victims of child marriage. 32 million, meanwhile, have suffered female genital mutilation as well. But what do these practices have to do with Islam? Bukhari 5.58.234 and Umdat al-Salik e4.3, respectively. And as they foster mass migration and open borders, globalists apparently believe that deeply ingrained religious indoctrination magically disappears upon migration. And just in case they do not disappear, everyone else must accept such practices, because it is “Islamophobic” not to do so.

Already the UK is considering raising the minimum age of marriage in order to try to stop forced child marriage.

 “U.N.: 23 Million Girls in Nigeria Are Victims of Child Marriage,” by Edwin Mora, Breitbart, December 3, 2018:

Over 23 million girls in Nigeria are victims of child marriage, the country representative for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women revealed Sunday amid a campaign against gender-based violence in the African country.

Nigeria’s Leadership newspaper cited Comfort Lamptey, the U.N. Women’s country representative to Nigeria, as indicating on Sunday that “one in three women and girls aged 15-24 has been [a] victim of violence while one in five has experienced physical violence which is the highest in Africa.”

“She also said for too long, many women and girls have been subjected to various forms of violence, yet have remained silent due to impunity, stigma, and shame, among other inhibiting factors,” Leadership noted.

“With women and girls bearing the brunt of abduction, forced marriage and being used as human bombs [by Boko Haram]. Gender-based violence is evident also in the political realm, where women have reported numerous cases of victimization, intimidation, and harassment, in order to sideline them in the upcoming 2019 General Elections,” Lamptey said.

Violence against women takes many forms in Africa. Last month, Kenyan authorities sentenced a mother to six years for forcing her 13-year-old twin daughters to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) “to avoid a curse from her deceased grandfather,” Reuters reported.

Referring to the recent conviction in Kenya, Mercy Chege, the director at the Plan International charity that rescued the twin girls, told Reuters, “A community member alerted us when they had heard the mother was organizing the girls to undergo the cut, so we informed the local authorities. Unfortunately, we were not able to prevent the circumcision as by the time the police conducted the raid and rescued the girls, they had already been cut.”…

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

CAIR official Zahra Billoo mocks Muslims in U.S. military after praising jihad terrorists

“The U.S. Air Force formally granted Staff Sgt. Abdul Rahman Gaitan a religious waiver to don a beard in service. Gaitan is the first Muslim airman to receive such an accommodation. In response, Billoo mocked Muslims serving in the U.S. military, sarcastically tweeting: ‘Great news, MashaAllah [according to God’s will]. You can now rock your Sunnah beard while bombing your Muslim brothers and sisters.’”

Zahra Billoo is executive director of CAIR’s San Francisco Bay Area chapter. She not only has problems with Muslims in the U.S. military, but in 2015, she tweeted that she “struggles with Memorial Day each year” about whether to honor American soldiers who died in wars.” Now Billoo is mocking Muslims who serve in the U.S. military.

CAIR continues to be accepted in mainstream American society, despite the fact that the group is Hamas-connected and anti-American/anti-Western at its core. Billoo “labeled American Muslims in the military as traitors for participating in combat operations targeting terrorists in predominately Muslim-majority countries.” Billoo has also “glorified Palestinian ‘martyrs’ families’ whose relatives participated in a terrorist attack against Israelis” as “an act of resistance,” called Israel supporters “baby killers,” and stated that she was “more afraid of racist Zionists who support Apartheid Israel than of the mentally ill young people the FBI recruits to join ISIS.”

Billoo does not accept as Muslim leaders those who support Israel or oppose the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Zahra Billoo

“CAIR Official Mocks Muslims in U.S. Military After Praising Terrorists,” IPT News, November 27, 2018:

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) official Zahra Billoo continues to judge Muslims who do not fall in line with her radical agenda.

Last week, Military.com reported that the U.S. Air Force formally granted Staff Sgt. Abdul Rahman Gaitan a religious waiver to don a beard in service. Gaitan is the first Muslim airman to receive such an accommodation.

In response, Billoo mocked Muslims serving in the U.S. military, sarcastically tweeting: “Great news, MashaAllah [according to God’s will]. You can now rock your Sunnah beard while bombing your Muslim brothers and sisters.”

Billoo, an attorney, leads CAIR’s San Francisco-Bay area chapter.

Instead of praising the U.S. military for overturning long standing practices to accommodate religious practices, Billoo basically labeled American Muslims in the military as traitors for participating in combat operations targeting terrorists in predominately Muslim-majority countries.

This sentiment is not surprising given Billoo’s history of defending terrorists. On Saturday, at an American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) conference, Billoo glorified Palestinian “martyrs’ families” whose relatives participated in a terrorist attack against Israelis – or as Billoo called it: “an act of resistance.”

“Even I don’t fully understand how horrible an apartheid Israel is doing,” Billoo said in a recording obtained by the Investigative Project on Terrorism. She was describing a recent trip to the Palestinian territories. “We hear here that the martyrs’ families are rewarded with homes and flowers and food. We learn that in Palestine that happens, because it doesn’t matter whether or not you approve of your teenager committing a crime. Whether or not it’s a crime is something we can debate. But it doesn’t matter whether or not you approved of it. The soldiers show up at your house the day after you lose child in an act of resistance. And they bulldoze your home. So of course, your community buys you a home.”

These are the views of a person who received a Community Builder Award last month, someone with a history of propagating radical Islamist and anti-Semitic remarks.

Earlier this month, Billoo openly stoked division by drawing a line in the sand by defining who she believes is a legitimate Muslim leader and who is not[.]

“I’m really cautious of who I call a Muslim leader,” Billoo said at a gathering with the Ecumenical Peace Institute, warning others to be aware “as you see countries in the Middle East, and even Muslim activists in the United States, take problematic positions supporting the state of Israel or opposing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.”…..

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. The featured photo is by Luke Braswell on Unsplash.

Israeli “Freedom is basic” ad featuring model taking off niqab ripped as “Islamophobic,” is withdrawn

The propaganda arm of Teresa May’s shabby little police state chirps “Islamophobia” on cue. But isn’t it true that some women who wear the niqab or hijab do not do so freely?

What about Aqsa Parvez? Her Muslim father choked her to death with her hijab after she refused to wear it.

What about Amina Muse Ali, a Christian woman in Somalia whom Muslims murdered because she wasn’t wearing a hijab?

Or the 40 women who were murdered in Iraq in 2007 for not wearing the hijab; or Alya Al-Safar, whose Muslim cousin threatened to kill her and harm her family because she stopped wearing the hijab in Britain; or Amira Osman Hamid, who faced whipping in Sudan for refusing to wear the hijab; or the Egyptian girl, also named Amira, who committed suicide after being brutalized by her family for refusing to wear the hijab; or the Muslim and non-Muslim teachers at the Islamic College of South Australia who were told they had to wear the hijab or be fired; or the women in Chechnya whom police shot with paintballs because they weren’t wearing hijab; or the women in Chechnya who were threatened by men with automatic rifles for not wearing hijab; or the elementary school teachers in Tunisia who were threatened with death for not wearing hijab; or the Syrian schoolgirls who were forbidden to go to school unless they wore hijab; or the women in Gaza whom Hamas has forced to wear hijab; or the women in Iran who protested against the regime, even before the recent uprisings, by daring to take off their hijabs; or the women in London whom Muslim thugs threatened to murder if they didn’t wear hijab; or the anonymous young Muslim woman who doffed her hijab outside her home and started living a double life in fear of her parents; or the fifteen girls in Saudi Arabia who were killed when the religious police wouldn’t let them leave their burning school building because they had taken off their hijabs in their all-female environment; or the girl in Italy whose mother shaved her head for not wearing hijab; or all the other women and girls who have been killed or threatened, or who live in fear for daring not to wear the hijab.

Courageous women in the Islamic Republic of Iran have been taking off their hijabs as a sign of resistance to the oppressive Sharia regime under which they live, and at least 29 women have been arrested for doing so. Who is standing in solidarity with them? No one. Apparently it would be “Islamophobic” to do so.

“Israeli ‘Freedom is basic’ niqab advert criticised,” by George Pierpoint and Osob Elmi, BBC News, October 31, 2018:

An advert for an Israeli clothing company which shows a woman ripping off a niqab and headscarf, has been heavily criticised online.

The ad, for clothing brand Hoodies, opens with a caption reading “Is Iran here?” and shows Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli wearing a face veil.

Ms Refaeli then removes the niqab and dances before a voiceover states: “Freedom is basic.”

The video has been viewed thousands of times on various social media platforms and has triggered outrage and attracted accusations of Islamophobia.

It comes at a time of rising tension between Israel and Iran.

Many took to social media to express their disappointment and anger at the advert.

Bar Refaeli also shared the video on her Facebook page.

Ms Refaeli is one of the most prominent Israeli supermodels, and has more than five million followers on Instagram and Facebook.

Popular Israeli-Arab vlogger Nas Daily shared his reaction to the advert with his almost 10 million followers on Facebook.

He called the advert “terrible” and said he felt “angry” about the representation of Islam and women generally.

The online clip is part of a wider marketing campaign by the company which includes billboards and TV adverts.

The video was viewed more than 200,000 times on Instagram before it was removed by Hoodies on Tuesday evening….

EDITORS NOTE: This column with video and images was first published on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission.

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle supported community kitchen in mosque linked to 19 jihadists

Experts say the Duchess of Sussex has been ‘poorly advised’ and a simple internet search should have raised some questions.”

By whom?

“Meghan’s community kitchen housed in mosque ‘linked to 19 jihadists,’” by Jane Wharton, Metro, November 24, 2018:

A community kitchen supported by Meghan Markle is housed inside a mosque that has been connected to 19 extremists, it has emerged.

Experts say the Duchess of Sussex has been ‘poorly advised’ and a simple internet search should have raised some questions.

Meghan visited the Al Manaar Hubb Community Kitchen in a West London mosque after helping them write a cookbook following the devastating Grenfell fire disaster.

The Hubb lease the space in the mosque, which is run by Imam Samer Darwish, who has preached a number of inflammatory views on social media.

He has said that girls who listen to music may become strippers and women should not pray on their period or cry when visiting graves.

The anti-extremism think tank, Henry Jackson Society (HJS), has also linked the mosque to 19 jihadists, according to the Telegraph.

They include three of the four so-called ‘Beatles’, the Isis terror cell charged with torturing and killing hostages in Syria and Iraq….

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