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New York Times Runs Column by Wife Of Violent Jihadi, Taliban Fighter

Aligned with the jihad force. Would these quislings ever run a column by me, my colleagues or any brave voice for freedom? Not a chance.

NEW YORK TIMES RUNS COLUMN BY WIFE OF RADICAL ISLAMIST, TALIBAN FIGHTER

By Joe Simonson, Daily Caller, May 10, 2018:

The New York Times seems destined to sink Gina Haspel’s chances of becoming CIA director — even if it means running op-eds by the wife of a radical Islamist.

The Gray Lady decided to give one of her pages on Wednesday to Fatima Boudchar, who was jailed by the CIA in 2004. To hear Boudchar tell it, you’d think the U.S. government abducted and tortured a poor pregnant woman in a Bangkok secret prison simply because of her tangential relationship with an anti-Qaddafi freedom fighter.

In reality, Boudchar’s professed ignorance of being a simple woman “from a small town in Morocco” who “hardly thought about the United States” stands in opposition to her marriage to Abdelhakim Belhaj, an Islamist military leader who once fought for the Taliban and has alleged ties with al-Qaeda leaders.

Of course, Belhaj’s name is nowhere to be found in Boudchar’s column — surprisingly (or not, depending on your level of cynicism) The New York Times’ editors didn’t find it necessary to include this fact either.

Boudchar said she underwent brutal torture in the hands of the CIA, such as being brutally assaulted in the stomach despite being halfway through a pregnancy. Her stay with the CIA was brief, however, and she seemed to undergo the most brutality in the hands of the Libyan government.

Despite her moving words, believing Boudchar’s account proves difficult due to her professed ignorance that the U.S. government might have been pursuing her, despite the fact that the Libyan government had an arrest warrant out for her husband in 2002 because he had been accused of running and financing mujahideen fighter camps. Stunningly, the thought that her husband might be up to no good never occurred to her during the years when he traveled across Sudan, Pakistan, Syria and Iran.

None of this stops her from condemning the U.S. government or from implying that Haspel oversaw similar alleged torture in the prisons she ran. Boudchar said she suffered an “injustice,” but never presented evidence that she was wrongly imprisoned.

Like many leftist calls for U.S. apologies, Boudchar said the CIA must come clean of its past sins, and if “America wants to persuade the Muslim world it means us no harm.”

Except it seems clear that Boudchar’s husband meant the West great harm. At the judgement of American, British and Libyan intelligence, she seemed worthy of questioning.

At best, Boudchar turned a blind eye to the evil ideology her husband was promoting and at worst was a willing co-conspirator.

Neither America nor its defense employees owe Boudchar an apology. If she did indeed face abuse in the hands of American interrogators, that is regrettable.

For all the real victims of America’s missteps in the Middle East over the past two decades, one would imagine The New York Times could find a more sympathetic voice. Instead, readers learned once again that the complaints against Haspel’s appointment mostly ring hollow.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report. Pamela Geller’s shocking new book, “FATWA: HUNTED IN AMERICA” is now available on Amazon. It’s Geller’s tell all, her story – and it’s every story – it’s what happens when you stand for freedom today. Buy it. Now. Here.

Minnesota: Muslim girl indicted, told roommates to ‘join the jihad in fighting’ and to ‘join Al Qaeda, Taliban, Al Shabaab’

Jihad recruitment and al-Qaeda support from a 19-year-old girl in Minnesota, and hardly any press coverage, of course. Nothing to see here, according to the enemedia. Just another Muslim trying to kill people, setting ablaze, among other things, a residential dormitory that also houses a day care center. Police said there were 33 children and eight adults in one the building. Nothing to see here, eh?

Tnuza Jamal Hassan wrote a letter to her roommates about “bringing back the Caliphate,” an Islamic state. The letter scared Hassan’s roommates, who turned it over to campus security. The St Catherine’s University student said she set the fires to avenge Muslims in Iraq or Afghanistan.

These indictments are a victory. On January 20 I wrote: “Tnuza Jamal Hassan set 8 fires and was only charged with a single case of arson. Why no terrorism charges?” Now she has been charged with “attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization,” as well as “arson, and making a false statement.” She should have been charged with terrorism based solely on what she did at St. Catherine University, aside from whatever support she tried to provide to al-Qaeda, but this is good enough.

This is a war. Our enemies are fighting and plotting every day. Our authorities need to wake up to the magnitude of what is going on.

“Minneapolis Woman Charged With Terrorism Offenses, Arson, And Making False Statements,” Department of Justice, February 7, 2018:

United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker today announced a three-count indictment charging TNUZA JAMAL HASSAN, 19, with attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, arson, and making a false statement. HASSAN will make her initial appearance before a United States Magistrate Judge at a later date.

According to the indictment, on September 19, 2017, HASSAN, a former student at St. Catherine University (SCU) in St. Paul, Minnesota, attempted to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, namely, al-Qa’ida. On September 22, 2017, in an interview with FBI Agents, HASSAN was asked whether she authored and delivered a letter to two fellow students at SCU in March 2017. The letter sought to encourage fellow students to “join the jihad in fighting” and to “[j]oin Al Qaeda, Taliban, or Al Shabaab.” HASSAN knowingly made a false statement to FBI Agents when she stated (1) she did not write the letter, (2) she did not know who wrote the letter, and (3) did not know how the letter came to be delivered to her fellow students.

According to the indictment, on January 17, 2018, HASSAN started several fires on the campus of SCU, including in St. Mary Hall, which she maliciously damaged. The fires set by HASSAN caused the St. Paul Fire Department to respond to SCU.

HASSAN was charged in Ramsey County District Court with one count of first-degree arson and is currently in custody at the Ramsey County Jail.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Winter is prosecuting the case.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force, St. Paul Police Department, and arson investigators from the St. Paul Fire Department.

“Minnesota woman, 19, who allegedly told students to ‘join the jihad,’ is indicted,” by Nicole Darrah, Fox News, February 7, 2018:

A Minnesota woman whom prosecutors said set fires at a Minnesota university out of anger because of U.S. military actions overseas was charged with terrorism Wednesday after she allegedly tried to assist a terrorist organization last year.

Tnuza Jamal Hassan, 19, was charged in federal court for attempting to provide material support to Al Qaeda, lying to the FBI and arson, Fox 9 reported. She was initially arrested Jan. 17 after she set eight fires in seven buildings on the St. Catherine University campus in St. Paul.

The Minneapolis woman admitted to investigators that she started the fires, which prosecutors said were sparked when she was “reading about the US military destroying schools in Iraq or Afghanistan and she felt that she should do exactly the same thing,” a criminal complaint read.

Hassan admitted to investigators that she intended to “hurt people” when she lit fires on the St. Catherine University campus in St. Paul. (Google Earth)

“Hassan said she wanted the school to burn to the ground and that her intent was to hurt people,” the complaint stated. “Hassan said this was that same thing that happened in ‘Muslim land’ and nobody cares if they get hurt, so why not do this?”

No one was injured in the campus fires.

Details about Hassan’s terrorism charge are unclear, but a federal indictment said she attempted to provide support to al Qaeda in September by trying to provide “personnel.”

The former English major is also accused of lying about writing a letter to her roommates in March, asking them “to join the jihad in fights,” and to “[j]oin al-Qaeda, Taliban, or Al Shabaab,” according to Fox 9.

Hassan also “told the police and fire investigators ‘You guys are lucky that I don’t know how to build a bomb because I would have done that,’” the complaint said…

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report. Pamela Geller’s shocking new book, “FATWA: HUNTED IN AMERICA” is now available on Amazon. It’s Geller’s tell all, her story – and it’s every story – it’s what happens when you stand for freedom today. Buy it. Now. Here.

Ramadan in Afghanistan: Muslims slaughter 18 Muslims with suicide car bomb

“Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties, for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed.” (Qur’an 9:111)

“Car bomber kills 18 in east Afghanistan on 1st day of Ramzan,” AFP, May 27, 2017:

KHOST: A suicide car bomber killed 18 people in the eastern Afghan city of Khost today, officials said, in the first major insurgent attack at the start of the holy fasting month of Ramzan.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the bombing, which provincial authorities said targeted Afghan security forces working with American troops in Khost province.

The attack is the latest in a series of assaults on Western-backed forces as the Taliban step up their annual spring offensive and the insurgency expands more than 15 years after they were toppled from power in a US-led invasion.

“A suicide car bomb in Khost province has killed 18 people and wounded six others, including two children,” said interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish.

“The target was a public bus station which was hit by the bombing. The victims were in civilian clothes and it is difficult to verify their identities at this stage.”

But provincial police chief Faizullah Ghairat said the victims were civilians and members of the elite Khost Provincial Force (KPF) working with US troops.

“The bombing took place early morning when KPF members were heading to work,” Ghairat told AFP.

The brazen attack comes just a day after at least 15 Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban fighters attacked their base in Kandahar, in the third major insurgent assault this week on the military in the southern province.

The assault in Shah Wali Kot district followed insurgent raids earlier this week on military bases in the same area and Maiwand district, bringing the death toll among Western-backed troops to around 60.

The battlefield losses mark a stinging blow for NATO-backed Afghan forces and have raised concerns about their capacity to beat back the resurgent Taliban.

Afghan forces are beset by unprecedented casualties and blamed for corruption, desertion and “ghost soldiers” who exist on the payroll but whose salaries are usurped by fraudulent commanders.

During another deadly Taliban attack on security outposts in southern Zabul province on Sunday, local officials made desperate calls to Afghan television stations to seek attention because they were unable to contact senior authorities for help.

The pleas for attention, a major embarrassment for the Western-backed government, highlighted the disarray in security ranks.

The Taliban launched their annual spring offensive in late April, heralding a surge in fighting as the US tries to craft a new Afghan strategy.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis last month warned of “another tough year” for security forces in Afghanistan.

The United States and several NATO allies are considering sending thousands more troops to break the stalemate against the resurgent militants.

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Germany granting asylum to former Taliban fighters over torture fears

How wonderfully humanitarian. What could possibly go wrong?

“Germany may grant asylum to former Taliban fighters over torture fears: report,” by Saim Saeed, Politico, April 27, 2017:

An increasing number of Afghans seeking asylum in Germany are claiming to having been members of the Taliban, potentially to increase their chances of asylum, Die Welt reported Thursday.

According to Die Welt, asylum seekers may be identifying themselves as former Taliban fighters because an open investigation into their backgrounds automatically prevents them from being deported. Ex-Taliban members claim they may be subject to torture or the death penalty in Afghanistan, and human rights law bars Germany from being an accomplice to torture.

“Membership of the Taliban as such cannot lead to a positive decision on the asylum application,” a spokesman from BAMF, the German office for migration and refugees, told Die Welt. “However, in the event of imminent human rights violations due to a previous membership, a grant of protection may be considered in individual cases.”…

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Taliban at the Gates of Kabul

The U.S. war in Afghanistan is a massive war for nothing, a gilded monument of pointlessness, a testament to the damage that can be and is done by the willful ignorance in Washington regarding Islam, jihad and Sharia, a crying, hopeless waste.

Afghan soldiers

“Taliban are at the gates of Kabul as their suicide bombers launch latest in wave of attacks in the Afghan capital,” by Tom Wyke, MailOnline, January 4, 2016:

The Taliban carried out a truck bomb attack on a compound for civilian contractors near Kabul airport today, just hours after a lone suicide bomber detonated his explosives vest as the latest in a series of attacks in the Afghan capital over the past week.

At least 30 Afghan civilians, including nine children, were wounded in the attack on Camp Baron, a heavily protected residential compound for civilian technical contractors close to the city’s main airport, a health ministry official said.

A police official said a truck packed with explosives drove up to the armoured gates of the complex before being detonated, smashing windows and sending glass flying and badly damaging nearby houses.

The Taliban later claimed responsibility for the attack which targeted the heavily walled compound in a bid to cause further terror in the city.

The official said there did not appear to be any casualties inside the compound and there were no immediate details on whether anyone had been killed. A police officer on the scene said he had seen at least three dead bodies.

Medical aid group Emergency, which runs a hospital in Kabul, said it was receiving wounded at its surgical centre.

A spokesman for the Taliban, which has often issued exaggerated casualty figures, said dozens of foreigners had been killed or wounded.

The Taliban, which has stepped up its insurgency since foreign forces ended combat operations last year has claimed a series of attacks on foreign targets in and around Kabul although most casualties have been Afghan civilians….

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Taliban Bombs Kabul Restaurant, then Tweets: #Hello2016‪ #GoodTimesAhead

Twelve years of American involvement in Afghanistan. So many lives lost. So much money wasted. And the Taliban is more assertive and aggressive than ever. A war without a point, or a focus, or a goal, or a terminus, or an enemy. A drain on our economy and morale, and all for absolutely nothing. A blot on recent American history.

“Taliban Militants Bomb Restaurant in Kabul,” by Jessica Donati and Habib Khan Totakhil, Wall Street Journal, January 1, 2016:

KABUL—Taliban militants bombed a French restaurant popular with foreigners in the Afghan capital on Friday evening, killing a child and wounding at least 15 other people.

The explosion was caused by a car bomb detonated outside the restaurant by a suicide bomber inside the vehicle, Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said. A second suspect was arrested during a clearance operation conducted after the blast.

An official at a Kabul hospital run by the Italian nongovernment organization Emergency said a 10-year-old child died on the way to the facility and at least 15 other people were wounded and brought in for medical care.

Most patients were wounded by shrapnel, the hospital​official said, and had been near but not inside the restaurant at the time of the explosion.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had targeted the restaurant to mark the new year.

“Good omen for upcoming year as 2016 foundation stone set with spectacular fireworks #Hello2016‪#GoodTimesAhead,” a spokesman tweeted.

His comments raised concerns among Kabul’s expat community that foreigners would remain a focus of Taliban attacks….

No kidding, really?

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Taliban Threat Worse Than At Any Time Since 2001

An IED hit a British convoy in Kabul this morning. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming it was revenge forBritish air strikes on Kunduz, where coalition forces are battling to push out the Taliban.

The attack in the middle of the Afghan capital underscores the extent to which over a decade of war has failed to bring security to Afghanistan.

U.S. air strikes accidentally killed 22 doctors and patients in a Medecins Sans Frontiere (Doctors Without Borders) hospital last week, drawing criticism of U.S. military precautions to avoid civilian casualties.

Newly released UN statistics show the Afghan Taliban is now operating in more of Afghanistan than at any time since 2001.

This data was compiled even before the fall of Kunduz, the first provincial capital to be under Taliban control since the Taliban were defeated.

In September UN security officials rated the threat level as “high” or “extreme” in roughly half of Afghanistan’s administrative districts. Many others that are ranked have a “substantial” threat level.

In many districts, government loyalists only control government compounds and buildings in the center, with Taliban insurgents holding much of the countryside.

One police chief, who has been pinned down for months with 400 police officers told the New York Times, “We do not have any way to escape. If we get any means of escaping, I will not stay for a second in the district. The government is failing in their governing, and it’s better to let the Taliban rule.”

President Ashraf Ghani has headed a national unity government for the past year, but despite heavy fighting, he has failed to bring the country under control. He has also struggled to contain Afghanistan’s rampant corruption (it is rated as one of the most corrupt countries in the world), which has undermined trust in the government and the police services. In September, Ghani described the corruption as a “cancerous lesion.”

Since 2001. the U.S. government has spent approximately $715.8 billion on the war in Afghanistan.

Despite the colossal cost in lives and dollars, the conflict looks to be far from over.

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Taliban take 4th Afghan district in 48 hours

Watch for the Pentagon to issue a detailed map explaining how they’re losing, any minute now.

“Taliban take 4th Afghan district in 48 hrs,” ANSA, October 2, 2015 (thanks to Insubria):

(ANSA) – Kabul, October 2 – The Taliban on Thursday night took their fourth Afghan district in 48 hours, Warduj in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, the Pajhwok news agency reported Friday.

Previously the insurgents took another three districts in the north: Khawaja Ghar in Takhar, Tala Wa Barfak in Baghlan and Qala Zal in Kunduz.

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Countless numbers of lives, billions of dollars wasted, and for what? A government that is going to fall as soon as the last U.S. troops are gone. All this outrageous and tragic waste could have been avoided, but that would have required Washington establishment analysts to drop their rosy comforting fictions about Islam and Sharia, and to recognize that Wilsonian democracy-building was never going to work in Afghanistan: the nature of Sharia militated against it, and the people’s attachment to Sharia was too strong. Challenging Sharia, of course, was unthinkable to those analysts: offering safe haven to the bacha bazi boys, and to oppressed women, and to the few non-Muslims was out of the question. But if we had done it, if we had stood for our own values, some Afghans would have supported us. In the present situation, none do.

“Taliban storms into northern Afghan city in major blow for security forces,” by Tim Craig and Sayed Salahuddin, Washington Post, September 28, 2015:

KABUL — Taliban insurgents fought their way into a major city in northern Afghanistan on Monday, driving back stunned security forces in a multi-pronged attack that also sent Afghan officials and U.N. personnel fleeing for safety.

The fall of Kunduz would be a huge blow to the Western-backed government in Kabul and would give Taliban insurgents a critical base of operations beyond their traditional strongholds in Afghanistan’s south. Afghan government leaders and the U.S.-led coalition here view the battle for Kunduz as a key test of the Afghan security forces in their continuing fight with the Taliban.

For the moment, Afghan officials acknowledged, much of the city is in Taliban hands, and Afghan authorities were left struggling over how to turn the tide, although they insisted that they would prevail once they mount a counterattack.

The assault began shortly before dawn when hundreds of Taliban fighters advanced into the city from four directions. Although Afghan security units were backed by helicopter gunships, the Taliban took over a 200-bed hospital and overran the local prison, freeing hundreds of prisoners. From there, they seized the office of the governor, who was not in the city at the time.

The militant group posted triumphant pictures to Twitter showing Taliban fighters hoisting their white-and-black flag throughout the city.

Kunduz, a hub for the country’s once relatively stable grain region about 150 miles north of Kabul, would hand the Taliban one of the linchpins of Afghanistan’s economy. It was the last Taliban stronghold in northern Afghanistan in November 2001, when the group’s grip on the country collapsed in the face of opposition fighters and U.S. airstrikes.

If Taliban fighters succeed in keeping control of Kunduz, it would be the first time in 14 years that they have seized and held a city….

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Taliban attack Pakistani military base, killing 29

But…but…a homemade clock! A 14-year-old boy! “Islamophobia!” To be concerned about the root causes of these ongoing murderous attacks would be “racist” and “bigoted.”

“Brazen Taliban attack on Pakistani military base kills 29,” by Riaz Khan and Zarar Khan, Associated Press, September 17, 2015:

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Suspected Taliban militants launched a brazen attack on a Pakistani military base on Friday, killing 29 people including 16 who were gunned down inside a mosque during prayers. The Pakistani army quickly blamed militants from neighboring Afghanistan, which Islamabad routinely accuses of harboring terrorists who launch attacks across their porous border.

The attack was a major blow to Pakistan’s military, which had stepped up operations against militants following a horrific Taliban attack last December at a Peshawar school that killed 150 people, mostly children. It also underscored the ability of the militants to stage spectacular attacks on targets linked to the country’s military and government.

All 13 attackers were killed after an hours-long firefight at the Badaber base on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Peshawar, army spokesman Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa said. In addition to the dead, another 29 people were wounded.

More than 2,000 employees were on the base at the time of the attack, Bajwa said. The attackers first stormed the guard room and then tried to move toward its administrative block, but were stopped by security forces, he said.

The base was established in 1960s but in recent years has mostly been used as a residence for air force employees and officers from Peshawar….

The army says it has killed more than 3,000 militants so far in the North Waziristan offensive. The region was once considered to be the headquarters of the Pakistani Taliban, which has been targeting security forces and public places in an effort to topple the elected government to enforce a harsher version of Islam.

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