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Philadelphia mosque where imam preached Jew-hatred says they’re ‘shocked and outraged’ that he did [Video]

“We are shocked and outraged to learn that one of our guest speakers said reprehensible anti-Jewish remarks on the floor of Al-Aqsa,” said mosque official Chukri Khorchid, but it’s more likely that he is shocked and outraged that one of their guest speakers got caught making reprehensible anti-Jewish remarks.

There you go again, Spencer, you greasy Islamophobe, always assuming the worst — right? In this case, as in so many others, there are eminently sound reasons for doing so.

As I showed here, what the imam Abdelmohsen Abouhatab preached was based on passages from the Qur’an and Hadith. What’s more, the Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); being transformed into apes and pigs for breaking the Sabbath (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166); and more. They are under Allah’s curse (9:30), and Muslims should wage war against them and subjugate them under Islamic hegemony (9:29).

“War is deceit,” said Muhammad (Bukhari 4.52.268).

An update on this story. “North Philadelphia mosque officials apologize for anti-Semitic statements delivered in sermons by guest imam,” by Kristin E. Holmes, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 2019:

Officials at a North Philadelphia mosque known for its commitment to interreligious dialogue have apologized for anti-Semitic statements made by a guest imam during several sermons delivered there over the last few months.

The comments in Arabic by Imam Abdelmohsen Abouhatab at Al-Aqsa Islamic Society included a reference to Jews as “the vilest” people, according to videotaped excerpts released last week by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which monitors and translates Arabic and Muslim media….

The Inquirer has confirmed the accuracy of the translation with several area professors who are fluent in Arabic.

Al-Aqsa leaders condemned the comments in a statement on the mosque’s website.

“We are shocked and outraged to learn that one of our guest speakers said reprehensible anti-Jewish remarks on the floor of Al-Aqsa,” Chukri Khorchid, secretary of the mosque’s board of trustees, and Imam Mohamed Shehata said in a statement posted on the Al-Aqsa Society website. “This in no way represents our beliefs or policies. We condemn this action and will make sure that this never happens again.”…

Officials of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in Philadelphia reached out to the mosque after learning about the statements and were told that Al-Aqsa Society leaders had launched an investigation and also affirmed that “hate against Jews or any group” would not be tolerated, according to a statement released Saturday by the ADL.

“We are grateful for Al-Aqsa’s rapid and resolute response, and we will continue to serve as a resource to the mosque as they work to combat anti-Semitism,” the ADL statement said. “As we have often said while standing alongside our Interfaith partners in the wake of acts of bigotry: anti-Semitism and hate have no place in our communities.”…

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

Freed UK Muslim preacher Anjem Choudary: ‘As Muslims we have no choice but to support the Islamic State’

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.

Anjem Choudary

“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.

Muslim migrant preacher who called for deaths of non-Muslims got $620,000 in welfare payments

“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29).

UK jihad preacher Anjem Choudary said in February 2013:

“We are on Jihad Seekers Allowance, We take the Jizya (protection money paid to Muslims by non-Muslims) which is ours anyway. The normal situation is to take money from the Kafir (non-Muslim), isn’t it? So this is normal situation. They give us the money. You work, give us the money. Allah Akbar, we take the money. Hopefully there is no one from the DSS (Department of Social Security) listening. Ah, but you see people will say you are not working. But the normal situation is for you to take money from the Kuffar (non-Muslim) So we take Jihad Seeker’s Allowance.”

“Refugee hate preacher received $620K in social benefits in Switzerland – media,” RT, August 23, 2017 (thanks to David):

A Libyan immigrant who called on Allah to “destroy” non-Muslims during his prayer in a Swiss mosque claimed $620,000 in social benefits for over a decade from a predominantly Christian state, local media report.

In his hate speech, Abu Ramadan called on Allah “to destroy the enemies of our religion,” Switzerland’s SRF broadcaster reported, citing an audio recording in its possession.

The “enemies” according to the preacher included “Jews, Christians, Hindus, Russians and the Shia [branch of Islam].”

Yet, Ramadan received some 600,000 Swiss francs ($620,000) in social benefits from the Swiss government over the last 13 years, according to research conducted by the Rundschau program of SRF and the Tages Anzeiger newspaper.

According to the newspaper, the man came to seek refuge in Switzerland in 1998 after he fled his homeland, explaining that he’d been pursued by authorities for spreading religious propaganda for the Muslim Brotherhood.

With political asylum granted and a residence permit, the 64-year-old Ramadan hardly ever worked, instead living on social payments from 2004 until 2017.

Ramadan, who can barely speak French or German according to news outlets, is said have preached in small towns of Biel and Neuchâtel, as well appeared on the Libyan Islamic channel, Tanaush TV.

In addition, research claims to have found his pictures at luxury hotels, made when he accompanied pilgrims to Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

Through a statement by his lawyer, the preacher claimed to Tages Anzeiger that he respects other religions. “Love, tolerance and generosity are my guideline in my relations with Muslims and non-Muslims,” the statement reads.

However, according to the tape obtained by the Swiss outlets, he also preached that “a person who befriends a disbeliever is cursed until the Day of Judgment.” In fact, the man apparently never studied theology and also denied being an imam, the newspaper says….

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MI5 reveals that up to 23,000 radical Islamic terrorists are living in Britain

Is anyone surprised? Theresa May and her ilk have the Britain they have chosen, the Britain they have created. For years, May and her cohorts have hounded, stigmatized, and demonized foes of jihad terror, falsely claiming that they represent a “far-right” equivalent to jihad terrorists, while appeasing and accommodating Muslim groups in Britain, many of which were by no stretch of the imagination “moderate,” and allowing numerous jihad preachers to operate without hindrance.

Britain has a steadily lengthening record of admitting jihad preachers without a moment of hesitation. Syed Muzaffar Shah Qadri’s preaching of hatred and jihad violence was so hardline that he was banned from preaching in Pakistan, but the UK Home Office welcomed him into Britain.

The UK Home Office recently admitted Shaykh Hamza Sodagar into the country, despite the fact that he has said: “If there’s homosexual men, the punishment is one of five things. One – the easiest one maybe – chop their head off, that’s the easiest. Second – burn them to death. Third – throw ’em off a cliff. Fourth – tear down a wall on them so they die under that. Fifth – a combination of the above.”

May’s government also recently admitted two jihad preachers who had praised the murderer of a foe of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. One of them was welcomed by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Meanwhile, the UK banned three bishops from areas of Iraq and Syria where Christians are persecuted from entering the country. And of course, May banned me from entering the country for saying: “[Islam] is a religion and is a belief system that mandates warfare against unbelievers,” which is like banning me for saying humans need oxygen to breathe.

But when you ban foes of jihad and allow jihad preachers to enter and preach all over the country, you’re going to get more jihad. This is Theresa May’s Britain. If Britain survives as a free nation, which is very much in doubt, Theresa May will not be hailed as a statesman. She will be excoriated as the traitorous criminal she is, one who is chiefly responsible for the downfall of British society.

“MI5 reveal ‘up to 23,000 jihadis living in Britain’ ahead of Bank Holiday security boost,” by Fraser Moore, Express, May 27, 2017:

UP TO 23,000 potential jihadis are reportedly living in Britain as police investigate the sprawling terror network linked to Manchester bomber Salman Abedi.

Security services revealed the figure as they said up to 3,000 would-be terrorists are being investigated as “subjects of interest”.

The announcement, unusual for security agencies such as MI5 and MI6, highlights the difficulties in investigating potential terror threats, according to insiders.

Amid a reported 500 active terror investigations, one security source told the Mail: “It is difficult because becoming aware that someone is an extremist sympathiser does not make them a live and present danger.

“It is a balancing act – is the intelligence sufficient to push them up the list of priorities or should the focus be on someone else given the finite resources available?”

The warning comes as extra police officers and soldiers are deployed to thousands of events across the UK this bank holiday weekend amid heightened terror fears.

Sick terror group Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack that killed 22, has called for “all-out war” against the west as the Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins.

But police officials have announced beefed-up security at events such as Saturday’s FA cup final, the premiership rugby final and the Great Manchester Run.

And for the first time armed police will patrol Britain’s trains as soldiers guard the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street and Buckingham Palace.

Film premieres in London have also been scrapped in the wake of the horror bombing.

The UK premiere of The Mummy at Leicester Square was scheduled to take place on Thursday but Universal Pictures said the screening has been cancelled out of respect to the victims….

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Weapons and Explosives found in Mosque — Imam arrested

What? An imam? Inconceivable!

How could a man who has dedicated his life to understanding Islam correctly and teaching it to others properly get the crazy, Islamophobic idea that jihad had something to do with killing Infidels? How could he have misunderstood Islam so spectacularly, and in such an utterly unprecedented way? John Kerry and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops should team up forthwith and send an Expert on Islam (say, some learned non-Muslim State Department wonk, or an Eastern Catholic bishop who speaks Arabic and can thus communicate with this poor, benighted mullah, who almost certainly knows Arabic in addition to his native language) over to Russia to teach this imam the true, peaceful nature of Islam.

This misunderstanding can be easily cleared up as soon as the two of them sit down together and open up the Qur’an, and breathe in its soothing words of peace.

“Imam arrested in Russia’s south-west planned to set up radical religious cell — source,” Tass, December 31, 2015 (thanks to Thomas):

An imam arrested in the city of Belgorod in Russia’s south-west allegedly had plans to create a radical religious cell, source familiar with the reasons for his detention told TASS.

According to the unnamed source, during the search in the house of worship security officers seized extremist literature, in addition to weapons and explosives.

“Leader of the Peace and Creation religious organization Faizullah Ismailov, an adherent of Salafism (radical branch of Islam), planned to create a Salafi cell in Belgorod,” the source said. “During the searches in the house of worship, plenty of extremist literature was seized, in addition to weapons, including of the Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islam international terrorist group outlawed in Russia.”

According to the prosecutor’s office, “during Islamilov’s detention in his office in the house of worship on December 12 FSB officers discovered an automatic pistol, a handgun, three ball cartridges, a fragmentation hand grenade, a fusee for hand grenades and 737 grams of TNT.”…

The source noted that some of the parishioners of the Belgorod mosque whose spiritual leader Ismailov is take part in the armed conflict in Syria on the side of the Islamic State (IS terrorist group outlawed in Russia).

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Six Muslim preachers arrested: Linked to Islamic State Paris mass murder mastermind

The Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar and the Sultan of Sokoto, in assuring us that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism, did not explain why Muslim clerics and preachers so often get involved in jihad terror plots and attacks.

“Six BRITONS arrested in Belgium as UK hate preachers linked to Paris attacks mastermind,” by Selina Sykes, Express, November 23, 2015:

A heavily-armed anti-terror unit swooped on the group near a petrol station which is regularly used by Salah Abdeslam – the fugitive terrorist still at large eight days after 130 people were killed in the French capital.

Six armoured trucks and a police car rushed in after the old ambulances were parked in a rest area beside the E411 highway in Bierges, south-east of Brussels, at around 2pm local time on Saturday.

The Pakistani-born British men were questioned by security forces as officers continued to search the ambulances – two Fiats and a Mercedes with British number plates.

Food, clothes and money were recovered from the vehicles – raising suspicions the men may have been heading for Syria.

The Belgian capital Brussels remains on shut down today after the government warned of a “serious and imminent threat” on Saturday as authorities searched for two men with an explosive.

One of the men is understood to be known to British police who are assisting Belgian authorities.

Police are investigating any link to Islamic State (ISIS) after it was revealed using old ambulances was a hallmark cover tactic used by the terror group.

The British men were said to be co-operating with detectives and have been fingerprinted to check for possible matching.

The arrests came as it was revealed the alleged mastermind behind the Paris attacks was part of an extremist network linked to at least six hate preachers from Britain.

Paris ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud – who was killed in an anti-terror raid by French authorities in Saint-Denis after the atrocities in the French capital on November 13 – was associated with a banned terrorist group called Sharia4Belgium.

The militant group, which has sent more than 50 Belgian fighters to join ISIS in Syria, was founded by in 2010 by Fouad Belkacem after he travelled to London to seek inspiration from a radical British cleric.

The cleric, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has described Belkacem as a “dear friend” and told how he was asked to help “start something in Belgium”.

Sharia4Belgium quickly began recruiting impressionable young men from places such as Molenbeek – the Brussels district which has been dubbed Europe’s “jihadi haven” after it emerged several of the Paris attackers came from the troubled town.

Members of the group also approached Omar Bakri Muhammad, the former London-based hate preacher who was banned from Britain in 2005, while he was living in exile in Lebanon to help gain access to jihadis in Syria.

It is understood at least three other extremists from the UK travelled together to Belgium to help Belkacem promote sharia on the streets.

They included Abu Rahin Aziz, a father-of-two from Luton who fled to Syria and became an ISIS bombmaker.

Aziz, 32, is believed to have met Paris mastermind Abaaoud, 28, in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa and learnt bombmaking skills.

Britons Asfor Ali and Saiful Islam are also thought to have helped Sharia4Belgium leader Belkacem spread his extreme views in his native country.

Ali, 28, is a former London Underground worker who was jailed last year after he was found in possession of bombmaking instructions and al-Qaeda propaganda.

Islam is a radical preacher from Luton who has praised Osama bin Laden and warned of terror attacks in Britain.

A fourth extremist from the UK, who cannot be named for legal reasons, travelled to Belgium in 2012 to initiate Sharia4Belgium members in “military tactics”.

Belgium, which has a population of just 11million, has produced more jihadi fighters per capita than any European country – with between 350 and 440 Belgians having fled for Syria or Iraq….

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Radicalizing the Next Generation of Muslim Youth

The impunity to which Western countries have given Islamist/extremist preachers and imams in mosques have given rise to a climate of radicalization in the next generation of Muslims. It is a phenomenon that Western governments will need to confront if they hope to eradicate the terrorism plaguing today’s world.

One of the greatest tactics used is to radicalize Muslim youth is the narrative of victimization.

As anti-Islamist activist Majid Naawaz writes in his gripping autobiography, Radical: My Journey out of Islamist Extremism, “How easy it is for a victim to construct a narrative out of half-truths and inspire thousands in the name of righteous indignation.”

Hours before the Paris attack, in the Friday sermon at Aicha Mosque in Montpellier, France, Imam Mohamed Khattabi wove his net of “half-truths” to do just that (see full video below).

Meanwhile, the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr. Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, in his comments about the Paris attack named the “causative factors” of terrorism. In the mufti’s mind, “racism, Islamophobia, curtailing freedoms through securitisation [sic], duplicitous foreign policies and military interventions” are what causes terrorism. Each of these “factors” speaks to the victimization narrative.

As a blogger writes in the Australian Herald Sun, “The statement is a disgrace. Worse, it is dangerous and ominous … According to the Mufti and his imams, the main “causative factors” behind the kind of terrorism visited on Paris … have nothing to do even with interpretations of the Koran.

“In fact, even the Islamic State – which claimed credit for the mass-murder – is not mentioned as a “causative factor” … No mention even of the Muslim countries, like Iran and Saudi Arabia, which sponsor extremists and terrorists. There is only that familiar and lethal victimology – an accusation that the horrors unleashed in Paris and elsewhere are driven by the cruelty the West inflicts on Muslims.”

While the West has certainly made mistakes (which should be acknowledged), Western leaders need to call out this false narrative, expose its falsity and regain the trust of their Muslim citizens.

Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org

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Sweden: Imam orders Muslims “Do not befriend the unbelievers”

Abo Raad must be an “extremist,” right? A hijacker of the religion of peace, tolerance, compassion and mercy, right? An imam who somehow has misunderstood the religion that he has dedicated his life to understanding and teaching properly, eh? Well, let’s see:

“Let not the believers take unbelievers for friends or helpers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution, that you may guard yourselves from them.” — Qur’an 3:28

“O you who believe! Do not take the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors. They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he among you that turns to them is of them. Verily Allah does not guide an unjust people.” — Qur’an 5:51

Yes, yes, of course, in the original Arabic, those verses mean befriend Jews, Christians, and unbelievers, and throw them a surprise party. But the English is just not capable of communicating such nuances. If you think that these passages mean “let not the believers take unbelievers for friends or helpers rather than believers” and “do not take the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors,” you’re an ignorant, bigoted “Islamophobe,” and probably much worse besides.

“Swedish Imam to Muslims: ‘Do Not Befriend the Unbelievers,’” by Ingrid Carlqvist, Gatestone Institute, August 28, 2015 (thanks to Blazing Cat Fur):

On July 1, the Swedish daily Gefle Dagblad revealed that an imam from the northern city of Gävle was the man behind the now-closed website, www.muslim.se, which stated, among other things, that homosexuality is punishable by death. The imam, Abo Raab, is a prominent figure in the Swedish Imam Association, which has received over 400,000 kronor (more than $47,000) from the government to “combat Islamophobia and racism in society.” When its officials applied for the money, the association claimed to want to create a professional website containing “factual and pertinent information about Islam” and “to build bridges between Muslims and non-Muslims.” But no bridges were built. The website, which was shut down in January for unknown reasons, listed the following as forbidden for Swedish Muslims:

  • Being homosexual, punishable by death.
  • Befriending non-believers and liking them.
  • Joining the communities of the non-believers, joining their political parties, increasing their numbers, adopting their nationalities (except when absolutely necessary), joining their armies or helping them develop weapons.
  • Imitating their clothing, appearance, speech etc., because this indicates a love for the person or people imitated.

On July 9, the Supreme Court of Sweden ruled that 41-year-old Muslim Ekrem Bregaj will be deported to his home country of Serbia. Mr. Bregaj was sentenced, in his absence, for a crime he committed in 2006: firing his gun in the air. Bregaj, a denizen of the small southern village of Skurup in Sweden, opposed extradition because he claimed that as a Muslim he was at risk of being “discriminated against” in Serbia. An extradition, he claimed, would be a violation of his human rights. The court was not convinced, and ruled that he be kept in custody until the deportation could be executed.

On July 9, the Administrative Court of Härnösand decided that a 39-year-old Somali man will be reimbursed for the plane tickets he bought for his ten children to travel from Ethiopia to Sweden. The man came to Sweden in 2009 and remains “dependent long-term on economic aid,” according to the court ruling. When the Immigration Service turned down the request for the airfare for his ten children, the Somali took out a loan and demanded that Social Services reimburse him. When they too said no, he appealed to the Administrative Court, which has now ruled that the Swedish taxpayers should pay for the plane tickets. In all, the bill amounts to 45,000 kronor (about $5,300). The government has since appealed the ruling:

“More and more applications for financial aid keep coming in all over the country. In the investigation pertaining to XX’s [the man’s name] request regarding economic assistance for travel costs, we contacted several other counties around the country. Through these contacts, we learned that similar applications are rejected because it is not considered reasonable for the county to pay for travel and reunions with relatives from other countries. We see a need for an up-to-date precedential verdict, taking into account the current immigration conditions and how reunions with families/children happen today.”

On July 10, alternative media reported that Samiyah M. Warsame, an administrator at the Immigration Service, likes and celebrates “Swedish” jihadis. Her job is to say yes or no to asylum applications (asylum, for obvious reasons, should probably not be granted to Islamists). All the while, she has been writing on Facebook about Swedish jihadis from Örebro: “Oh, masha Allah, how beautiful.”

The Swedish civil service and local authorities are apparently trying their best these days to hire as many people of non-Swedish descent as possible. They say it every time they seek new employees. They do this, they say, because they want to create diversity and “mirror society.”

These people do not always act in accordance with Swedish bureaucratic tradition, which consists of being very formal, and not, for instance, letting friends and relatives get better treatment. This break with tradition became obvious in 2013, when police arrested two men at the Malmö office of the Immigration Service, suspected of having sold residence permits. The men were convicted, and sentenced in May 2015.

Talal Abdelrahman, a Palestinian, was sentenced to three years in prison, while the other man, a 47-year-old from the Ivory Coast, was acquitted due to some uncertainties concerning dates. Abdelrahman is believed to have made at least half a million kronor ($59,000) from his illegal activities. Amer Ahmed Iskandar, who ran a restaurant in Malmö that was a well-known meeting place for immigrants seeking false papers, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. The verdicts show how employees at the Immigration Service sometimes seem to set rules aside for people living in ethnically parallel societies in Sweden. The convicted ringleader has appealed the verdict.

On July 14, the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter wrote that during the first six months of 2015, Sweden’s Immigration Service reported 130 asylum seekers to the Security Service because they were considered a threat to national security. This number is greater than the figure for all of 2014.

When asked if there might be terrorists and war criminals that have already been granted asylum in Sweden, Immigration Services Director General Mikael Ribbenvik said: “Yes, that is unfortunately the case. We evolve our methods, but nothing is foolproof, of course. There are examples of war criminals being discovered after the fact.”

As more and more jihadis and war criminals come to Sweden, the number of people exposed as such, but who cannot be deported, increases — because they risk death or torture in their home countries. So far this year, 41 asylum seekers have been granted temporary residency status for that reason; last year that number was 20. Most of them are not in custody and can move freely in society; some will never be deported.

The obvious risk that they might commit terrorist acts, killing hundreds of Swedes, apparently makes no difference. “We do not send people to their deaths,” says Mikael Ribbenvik.

On July 14, three doctors and a former chief of police in Gothenburg presented a study in Läkartidningen, the magazine of Swedish physicians’ union. The study looks at the increasing number of gunshot wounds treated at Swedish hospitals — something that used to be quite a rare occurrence in Sweden but is now a routine part of emergency medicine:

“Caring for these patients puts high demands on the experience and competence of everyone involved. Typically, difficult decisions must be made under immense time constraints. The flow and need for admittance of trauma patients greatly affect how the emergency care is organized. Surveying incidence, injury characteristics, administration and costs is of vital importance to face these new challenges when it comes to allocating resources and developing trauma care.”

Between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014, 58 people were shot in Gothenburg. Fifty-seven were men; their median age was 26. Most injuries were in their arms and legs. Ten of the patients died. The total care time for the 47 admitted patients who survived was 316 days, putting the net health care cost at 6.2 million kronor ($730,000).

Since the study was concluded, criminal gangs have continued shooting at each other in Gothenburg (map). There were twelve shootings during the first five months of this year. Five young men died, and 16 people were wounded.

On July 14, a 22-year-old Somali man was prosecuted for a brutal rape in Uppsala earlier this summer. The man found his victim, a woman in her twenties, on the street at 5 a.m. He wrestled her to the ground, sat on her, held her arms down and said: “Do you want to live or die?” He repeated the question several times during the rape. Afterward, he fled the scene, but thanks to the victim’s description was apprehended a few hours later. At the time of his arrest, he had her cell phone on him. The 22-year-old has previous convictions for making unlawful threats, assault, battery and sexual molestation. However, that did not stop him from writing on Facebook that he thinks people who damage society should be deported from Sweden.

On July 15, a 30-year-old Kurdish man from Iraq was prosecuted for the attempted murder of a 40-year-old woman in Stockholm. The man wanted residency status; to that end, he tried to force the woman to marry him. When she refused, he stabbed her eight times in the face and chest. The knife attack took place on a walkway in a residential area. The woman sustained life-threatening injuries.

On July 16, two Kurdish men, aged 21 and 30, were convicted of being involved in an explosion in Nyköping on March 2. Two people were killed. Police believe the men packing a half-kilogram (1.1 pounds) of explosive material into a metal box when it suddenly went off. It is not known what the bomb was to be used for, but the district court concluded that the device “had no other meaningful use other than to cause people harm.” An explosives expert who testified during the trial said he had never before seen such a device, and that the very powerful bomb could have killed or injured people up to 600 meters (650 yards) away.

One of the two convicted men is not a Swedish citizen; and despite this being his eighth conviction for a violent crime in Sweden, he will not be deported to his native Iran. He was sentenced to two years in prison, and his partner in crime to one year and ten months.

On July 17, the Swedish Security Service (Säpo) revealed to date, between 30 and 40 women have traveled from Sweden to Syria to join the Islamic State (ISIS). In an e-mail to the Dagens Eko public radio news program, Säpo wrote that this is a “serious and disturbing turn of events,” adding that, “there are no verified reports that these women are actively taking part in combat or training for combat.”

Peder Hyllengren of the National Defense College told Dagens Eko that ISIS has a rather large group of sympathizing women in Sweden. “There are at least ten times as many who sympathize, compared to how many have gone,” says Hyllengren. “It’s about building the caliphate, becoming wives and birthing a new generation of jihadis. They become housewives, but many are very active in spreading the propaganda.”

On July 18, the local daily Östra Småland wrote that a group of Christian asylum seekers in the city of Kalmar, after being harassed and threatened by Muslims, had been forced to move from the Immigration Service housing where they were staying. The Muslims demanded that they stop wearing crosses and other Christian symbols, and did not allow them to use joint facilities, such as the kitchen, when Muslims were in there.

Mikael Lönngren, the local Immigration Service manager, told the paper that it was the Christians themselves who decided to move. The Immigration Service does not divide people into groups based on religion or ethnicity, which means that people from different sides of a conflict may end up living together. The reason is said to be a housing shortage. “We presume that those who flee to find a safe haven in our country will follow the laws of the land once they get here,” said Lönngren.

Asylum seekers in the Swedish city of Kalmar, where Christian refugees were forced to move out of public housing after being harassed and threatened by Muslims.

On July 23, in Gothenburg, the Security Service and the National Task Force apprehended two men suspected of terrorism and murder in Syria, and a third man was charged in absentia. It is the first time such a serious crime is being tried in accordance with the terrorism law. The three suspects are Swedish citizens — Yasser Sadek, 26 (wanted by Interpol), Iraqi-born Hassan al-Mandlawi, 32, and Ethiopian-born Al Amin Sultan, 30. A week later, the Court of Appeals released al-Mandlawi, also known as “Mark Abu Osama al-Suwaidi,” pending trial.

According to the court, there is little risk of al-Mandlawi obstructing the investigation, because he is in a wheelchair and has difficulty speaking. The district attorney was “surprised” by the release and told daily Dagens Nyheter that even though the man had been stripped of his passport, he may obviously still leave the country: “He of course realizes he is risking a very long prison sentence in the end, and should do whatever he can to avoid it, like get in a car and travel through Europe. That’s a pretty safe bet, considering the open borders. Also, there’s always the option of getting a fake passport, then you’re gone for good,” said district attorney Ronnie Jacobsson.

It recently came to light that the father of al-Mandlawi, the handicapped ISIS terrorist, also has a criminal past. As soon as he got his Swedish passport in 2003, he raped a 24-year-old woman — as revenge for her helping two of his daughters escape the “honor culture” he had forced upon them. He forced the woman to get in his car at gunpoint. He took her to his apartment, where he raped her and bragged about how he had killed ten people. He also explained that since he was a Swedish citizen, he was now free to rape because he could not be deported. The man was sentenced to a modest 3.5 years in prison for rape and unlawful threats.

Al-Mandlawi’s father also reportedly doused his wife in lighter fluid and struck a match. One of his daughters was granted “protected identity” to escape her father.

On July 23, the daily Sydsvenskan reported that Malmö is the city with the greatest frequency of bombings in all of Scandinavia. Göran Månsson, head of the bomb squad in Malmö, talked about this far-from-flattering record for Sweden’s third-largest city. Eighteen explosions have taken place so far in 2015. “Hand grenades are used in about fifty percent of the blasts that occur,” says Göran Månsson. “That wasn’t the case before. It’s frightening and very serious and also poses a great threat to the general public. Once a grenade is thrown, it is uncontrollable.”

Also on July 23, the daily Göteborgs-Posten reported that “Sweden is no longer as attractive an asylum country.” The Immigration Service, which usually inflates their forecasts, are now predicting a small decline in the number of asylum seekers in 2015 — from 80,000 to 74,000. One reason is said to be Sweden’s long waiting periods compared to Germany, which has a fast track, as well as the poor integration practices in Sweden. “It’s hard to get housing and jobs, and that affects people’s choice of destination,” said Immigration Service Director General Anders Danielsson.

Another reason is that it has become more difficult to move north through Europe. France, for example, has implemented border controls on the Italian border. Switzerland is considering doing the same, and Hungary is building a fence along its border with Serbia.

When it comes to the group referred to as “unaccompanied refugee children,” the Immigration Service is increasing its forecast from 8,000 to 12,000 arrivals. That estimate leaves Sweden continually in the number one spot in the EU when it comes to taking in so-called unaccompanied refugee children.

On July 29, a small Pride Parade marched through some of Stockholm’s Muslim-dominated suburbs. There was heavy media coverage, even by foreign media. The British newspaper, The Independent, for example, wrote an article headlined “Sweden right-wingers plan LGBT march through Stockholm’s Muslim-majority neighbourhoods.”

The Swedish mainstream media was quick to condemn the initiative, as was the National Coalition for Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, and Transgender Rights (RFSL). There was talk of “pinkwashing,” to promote friendliness to sexual preference rights, and also of the parade being an attempt to “provoke” Muslims. Apparently challenging Islam’s view of homosexuals as pariahs deserving the death penalty was not acceptable to members of the RFSL. They are evidently content just with arranging Pride Parades in central Stockholm, where no one questions homosexual rights anymore.

The Järva Pride Parade was conducted without incident, even if some Muslims in the area shouted “Allahu Akbar” [“Allah is Greater”] and “We are Muslims, what are you doing here, faggots?” However, the so-called “anti-racists” who had gone to the neighborhood to protest against the allegedly “provoking” parade were assaulted and beaten by masked assailants.

On July 30, the daily Dagens Nyheter revealed that almost 25% of foreign-born applicants to the Swedish armed forces are unable to pass the enrollment test. The extremely slimmed down Swedish military badly wants soldiers with foreign language and cultural skills, but qualified applicants are hard to come by.

According to a survey conducted at the Defense College of Karlstad, where, in 2013, applications to the military basic training were evaluated, 7.3% of Swedish-born men and 8.1% of Swedish-born women failed the test, compared to 24.2% of foreign-born men and 24.7% of foreign-born women.

The questions in the test, covering technical ability, spatial ability, verbal ability and logic, have been the same since the 1990s, when compulsory military service was still a reality in Sweden, and they are adapted to an 18-year-old, male population. The military will now investigate if the foreign-born applicants’ problems are due to… discrimination.

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Pakistan Muslim leader exhorted Muslims to kill Hindus

“During the interrogation following a lie-detector test, Naved told the National Investigation Agency (NIA) interrogators that Hafiz Saeed delivered motivational speeches to the recruits and exhorted them to kill Hindus in India.”

But remember: to oppose this incitement to murder would be “Islamophobic.”

“Hafiz Saeed visited training camps, motivated us to kill Hindus: Pak terrorist Naved,” India Today, August 20, 2015:

In a major revelation which is likely to strengthen India’s claim against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed during the NSA-level talks with Pakistan, the arrested Pakistan terrorist Naved has confessed to his interrogators that the 26/11 attacks mastermind visited the Lashkar-e-Taiba camp twice while he was undergoing training there.

During the interrogation following a lie-detector test, Naved told the National Investigation Agency (NIA) interrogators that Hafiz Saeed delivered motivational speeches to the recruits and exhorted them to kill Hindus in India.

Naved, who was trained with other 25 others in the camp, told that besides physical training, all the recruits were shown videos about ‘military oppression’ against Kashmiris. Apart from Pakistanis, there were Afghan and Pashtoon youths in the training camps, he said.

According to Naved, who was captured alive after the Udhampur attack on August 5, Hafiz gave two motivational speeches to call for jihad against India. Naved was nabbed by villagers after he ambushed a BSF convoy in Udhampur along with an associate, he had killed two troopers and injured 11 others in the attack.

Naved, who is in his early 20s and hails from Faisalabad in Pakistan, is said to be the odd one in a typical middle-class family….

But…but…poverty causes terrorism!

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Islamic State Cleric to Shia Muslims: “Allah willing, we shall slaughter you like sheep”

“We are ready for you, oh enemies of Islam. By Allah, all we have in store for you is slaughter. Allah willing, we shall slaughter you like sheep.” Muslim clerics both for and against the Islamic State are calling Muslims to slaughter as a religious duty. How does this all-pervasive misunderstanding of Islam afflict even Muslim clerics, who have devoted their lives to understanding their religion properly? Perhaps David Cameron would be kind enough to explain.

“ISIS Holiday Sermon from Fallujah, Iraq: We Shall Slaughter Shiites Like Sheep,” MEMRI, July 18,, 2015:

In a sermon delivered in a Fallujah mosque on July 18, 2015, the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, an unnamed ISIS-affiliated cleric stated that the enmity between Sunnis and Shiites is of an ideological nature, and vowed to slaughter Shiites “like sheep” in Baghdad and in the holy Shiite cities of Karbala and Najaf.

ISIS Cleric: You should know, oh servants of Allah, that our enmity with the Rafidites and the Zoroastrian Persians is not of a material or a political nature. It is an ideological enmity that goes back a long time.

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It is time for the Rafidites to face the truth: Their war against the Sunnis is a lost cause. They had tried their whoremonger-luck in the south of Fallujah…

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We are ready for you, oh enemies of Islam. By Allah, all we have in store for you is slaughter. Allah willing, we shall slaughter you like sheep. We are ready for you, and we have plenty of time. We shall confront you in Baghdad, Allah willing. We shall confront you in defiled Karbala, Allah willing. We shall confront you in disgusting Najaf, Allah willing.

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