Islam-related news

Islamist at compound accused of training kids for school attacks

The Associated Press reports in a 9 August 2018 article that two Islamic men and three Islamic woman have been training 11 children on guns in preparation for attacks on schools.

A father arrested at a ramshackle New Mexico compound where 11 hungry children were found living in filth was training youngsters to commit school shootings, prosecutors said in court documents obtained Wednesday.

The allegations against Siraj Ibn Wahhaj came to light as authorities awaited word on whether human remains discovered at the site were those of his missing son, who is severely disabled and went missing in December in Jonesboro, Georgia, near Atlanta.

The documents say Wahhaj was conducting weapons training with assault rifles at the compound on the outskirts of Amalia, a tiny town near the Colorado border marked by scattered homes and sagebrush.

“He poses a great danger to the children found on the property as well as a threat to the community as a whole due to the presence of firearms and his intent to use these firearms in a violent and illegal manner,” Prosecutor Timothy Hasson wrote in the court documents Wednesday.

Authorities raided the compound Friday in an investigation that has yielded a series of startling revelations — including the discovery of the 11 children in rags and word that Wahhaj wanted to perform an exorcism on his son because he thought the boy was possessed by the devil.

(Read more at the Associated Press)

One sad thing about this situation is that the FBI knew about this. but would not act. It was local New Mexico officials that took the initiative to move against these abusers.

Mind you, I support and practice the First Amendment right of freedom of religion. Therefore, I have no problem with a father passing his beliefs to his children. However, to quote a Christian source (Saint Paul as translated in the NASB of 1 Timothy 5:8), “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

To have a child die and to have the other 11 to be starving, there is no excuse. Additionally, to train children to kill as soldiers is psychological abuse and should be prosecuted.

Since school is just about to start and because sources report that there had recently been an unexpected lull in shooting (as if to conserve ammo), we may have just received a miracle deliverance from this Satanic cult.

It might be noted that Wahhaj is the son of an imam in New Jersey who may have played a part in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center; however, the father was never prosecuted.

Muslim man on trial for honor killing of his son-in-law and an Iranian activist

We find through a ABC affiliate in Houston that Ali Irsan, an immigrant from Jordan, has been found guilty in a double murder.

The deaths of two people, linked together by one family, have been dubbed ‘honor killings’ and a father is facing the potential of the death penalty.

Ali Irsan has been convicted of capital murder in the complex case. Prosecutors say Ali was enraged that his daughter decided to date, and ultimately marry, a Christian man.

“Nesreen Irsan would not succumb to her father’s complete domination and rule of her and she left his home without his permission and went into hiding,” Devon Anderson, who was Harris County District Attorney at the time, said in 2015.

According to documents, Nesreen met Coty Beavers through his twin brother, who was a classmate at MD Anderson where she and her sister were studying to earn medical science degrees. Nadia Irsan, who now faces a stalking charge, told her father about her sister’s relationship, which investigators say enraged him.

After marrying Coty, Nesreen had a protective order filed against Ali. But that didn’t stop him, according to authorities. The father reportedly enlisted Nadia to help him find the couple.

That’s when the Irsan family reportedly approached Gelareh Bagherzadeh, Nesreen’s best friend. Bagherzadeh, who was dating Coty’s twin brother Cory, “refused to help (Ali) and berated him for even thinking that he should be able to control his daughter,” Anderson said.

On January 17, 2012, Bagherzadeh, a medical student well-known in her community as an Iranian activist for women’s rights, was shot to death outside the townhome where she lived near the Galleria.

Months later, on November 12, 2012, Nesreen found Coty fatally shot inside the apartment they shared. On May 22, 2014, Ali, his wife and daughter Nadia were all taken into federal custody on fraud charges. Ali had also been charged with murder in the shooting of Bagherzadeh.

According to court documents, Ali, Shmou Alrawbdeh and Nadia took part in a sophisticated scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in benefits, involving Social Security, insurance, credit card and even food stamp fraud.

In one account in Nadia’s name, authorities say more than $255,000 was deposited between 2006 and 2012.

On April 22, 2015, Ali was charged with capital murder, as the killings of Bagherzadeh and Beavers were linked. Alrawbdeh and Ali’s son were charged with murder, and Nadia was charged with stalking.

(Read more at ABC)

While many have been encouraged by the growth of moderate Muslims in the US, it obviously only takes one fundamentalist Muslim to point out the death-centered origins of that faith.

The Clarion Project presents an argument worth asking in Islamists by the numbers

In the following Clarion Project video, Raheel Raza quotes the progressive political people in government and the press and then counters those quotes with facts.

Muslim Brotherhood embedded in national security

A 19 July 2018 OneNewsNow article provides an insider’s view of the national security apparatus inherited from the Obama administration.

One terrorism expert has issued a stern warning about the extent to which the Muslim Brotherhood is embedded inside America’s national security apparatus.

Understanding the Threat Founder and President John Guandolo – a former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent – shared with OneNewsNow some crucial information that he learned about the Islamic terrorism front organization, the Muslim Brotherhood, while he served with the government agency.

“I came to understand and see how deeply they were embedded in our national apparatus, portraying themselves as nice, helpful [and] wanting to be patriotic,” explained Guandolo, who created and implemented the FBI’s first Counterterrorism Training/Education Program. “But … in fact, we could identify all the leaders of the Islamic organizations as members of the Muslim Brotherhood – and [identify] all of the key Islamic organizations in the United States as part of their network. And of these are the organizations that are primarily doing outreach to churches [and] law enforcement government agencies – including the Pentagon.”

Guandolo also maintains that what the Muslim Brotherhood believes is completely compatible with Islam.

“The command to wage war against the non-Muslim community is core Islamic doctrine,” the national security expert informed. “It’s the reason Islam exists – codified in Sharia Islamic law, which comes from the Koran and [from] the examples [given from the] prophet Mohammad.”

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

This matches the testimony of Phil Haney, a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security and a whistle blower during the Obama administration. In See Something, Say Nothing, Haney and Moore described the removal of vital information that Obama deemed might offend the Muslim Brotherhood elements being brought into the government.

Therefore, we can take to heart the warning from John Guandolo that the Muslim Brotherhood has moved into the national security agencies of America.

Random House stops publication of a politician’s book for fear of reaction by Muslims

In a Yahoo reported on 6 July 2018 that a book by Thilo Sarrazin (politician-turned-author) has been axed due to fears of causing an anti-Muslim backlash.

Publishing giant Random House has declined to release a new book by controversial German politician-turned-author Thilo Sarrazin over fears it could whip up anti-Muslim hatred, Bild daily reported Friday.

The dispute, which will be heard before a court in Munich on Monday, revolves around Sarrazin’s new book “Hostile Takeover — How Islam Hampers Progress and Threatens Society”.

In 2010 Sarrazin, a former central banker and Berlin state finance minister, published the incendiary book “Germany Does Away With Itself”, arguing that undereducated Muslim migrants were making the country “more stupid”.

The volume became a runaway bestseller and is now seen as having helped pave the way for the anti-Islam Alternative for Germany party which entered parliament last year with nearly 100 deputies.

The new book was to have hit shelves in late August and is billed as a critical close reading of the Koran.

Sarrazin, 73, told Bild that he had signed a contract with Random House in November 2016 on the basis of a 10-page expose and delivered the manuscript in February this year.

He did not discuss the size of his advance.

“After a lot of back and forth about the publishing date, the publisher said at the end of May that it would not put the book out at all,” he was quoted as saying.

Random House, which is owned by German media behemoth Bertelsmann, confirmed the dispute would be heard in court Monday but declined to comment on the specifics.

However Bild cited sources at the publisher as saying that the new book could “seize on and amplify anti-Islam sentiments”.

(Read more at Yahoo)

For speech to be free, all speech must be unhindered (especially offensive speech). Therefore, the suppression of Charlie Hebdo or silencing of German politician-turned-author Thilo Sarrazin cannot be sacrificed to the god of political correctness.

Al Shabaab fighters attack Somalia police HQ after twin bombings

A 7 July 2018 Reuters article reports on the attack by Al Shabaab on Somali police.

At least five people were killed and 21 wounded on Saturday when militants from Somalia’s al Shabaab group set off two bombs in central Mogadishu and stormed a government building.

A Reuters witness saw a heavy exchange of gunfire outside the building, which houses the security and interior ministries and is also used by police.

Smoke drifted from burning vehicles following a suicide car bombing close to the presidential palace and a second blast near the security building.

“So far we carried (out) five dead people and 21 others injured. The death toll may rise,” Abdikadir Abdirahman, director of the Amin ambulance emergency service told Reuters.

The military operations spokesman for the Islamist group, Abdiasis Abu Musab, said it had carried out both bombings and its fighters remained inside the government security building.

(Read more at Reuters)

Good News: The Nigerian imam who saved Christians from Muslim gunmen

In a 1 July 2018 report by the BBC, we find how one Nigerian Imam saved hundreds of Christian villagers.

When an imam in Nigeria saw hundreds of desperate, frightened families running into his village last Saturday, he decided to risk his life to save theirs.

They were fleeing from a neighbouring village – a mainly Christian community.

They say they came under attack at about 15:00 (14:00 GMT) from about 300 well-armed men – suspected cattle herders, who are mostly Muslims – who started shooting sporadically and burning down their homes.

Some of those who managed to escape ran towards the mainly Muslim neighbourhood nearby where the imam lived, arriving over the next hour.

The cleric immediately came to their aid, hiding in total 262 men, women and children in his home and mosque.

“I first took the women to my personal house to hide them. Then I took the men to the mosque,” the imam told BBC Pidgin.

We have blurred the faces of the imam and the villages, for their own safety.

This was the latest wave of violence to hit Nigeria’s central region where farming communities and nomadic cattle herders often clash – usually over access to land and grazing rights.

The region is prone to religious tension – herders are ethnic Fulani and mostly Muslim, while the farmers are mostly Christian from the Berom ethnic group.

Hundred of people have been killed in 2018, and the tit-for-tat violence has been ongoing for several years. A report from 2016 suggested Nigeria’s pastoral conflict was the cause of more deaths that year than Boko Haram.

Had the imam not intervened, the death toll may have been much higher, as the armed men stormed into the mainly Muslim village in pursuit of those who had fled the mainly Christian village nearby.

One of the villagers described the panicked scenes, saying: “First they attacked a village before us so we ran to the security post.

“But then they started firing towards the security post so we all ran away – even the security personnel.”

When the attackers heard that the villagers had fled towards the mosque, they demanded that the imam bring out those he was hiding.

But the defenceless imam refused to comply – and also refused to allow them entry to the mosque.

He began to plead with the herdsmen, who were threatening to burn down the mosque and his house.

He then prostrated himself on the floor in front of the armed men.

Along with some others in the Muslim community, he began to cry and wail, asking them to leave.

And to their amazement the herdsmen did go – but then set two nearby churches on fire.

The imam later told the BBC that he wanted to help because more than 40 years ago, the Christians in the area had allowed the Muslims to build the mosque.

They had freely given over the land to the Muslim community, he said.

“Since we have been living together with the Beroms, we have not experienced an ugly incident like the attack on Saturday,” another Muslim leader told the BBC.

Those whose lives were saved by the imam expressed their gratitude and relief.

“Ever since they took us into the mosque, not once did they ask us to leave, not even for them to pray,” said the local chief.

“They provided dinner and lunch for us and we are grateful.”

The villagers stayed with the imam for five days – and have since moved to a camp for displaced people.

(Read more at the BBC)

Christians Under Attack in Nigeria

A 12 July commentary at the Cybercast News Service by Breakpoint contributor John Stonestreet shows the severity of the attacks on Christians in Nigeria.

It’s one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a Christian. What’s going on right now in Nigeria is “pure genocide.”

Recently on BreakPoint, I said that it took a lot of courage to be a Christian in Iraq. Just two years ago, the Obama administration called what ISIS was doing to Iraqi Christians “genocide.”

Unfortunately, there are other places in the world where being a Christian requires a lot of courage as well, and, where the treatment of Christians merits the word “genocide.”

One such place: Nigeria. By most estimates, the population of Nigeria is almost evenly divided between Muslims and Christians. That religious split largely follows geographic lines: The northern part of the country is predominantly Muslim, the eastern and southern parts of the country heavily Christian. The middle, sometimes called the “Middle Belt,” is ethnically and religiously diverse.

Not surprisingly, what makes Nigeria so dangerous for Christians originates in the Islamic north. There, Christians have been on the receiving end of a campaign Open Doors calls “religious cleansing,” that is, an attempt “to eradicate Christianity” from the region.

One of the most notorious Islamist terrorist groups in the world, Boko Haram, is responsible for killing thousands of Christians and displacing countless more in northern Nigeria. But Boko Haram isn’t the only group targeting Christians there.

In a statement released in late June, Christian leaders claimed that “over 6,000 persons—mostly children, women and the aged—have been maimed and killed in night raids by armed Fulani herdsmen.”

The Fulani are an ethnic group who are overwhelmingly Muslim, and their raids are not always at night. In April, Fulani herdsman attacked a group of Christians during Sunday mass, killing two priests and seventeen parishioners.  The same attackers then razed fifty homes belonging to Christians. In fact, earlier in the year, on New Year’s Day, 72 people died at the hands of a Fulani attack.

In their statement, Nigerian Christian leaders also complained about the “continuous abduction of under aged Christian girls by Muslim youths…” These girls “are forcefully converted to Islam and taken in for marriage without the consent of their parents.”

The language used by Christian leaders in Nigeria in their statement to describe what is happening, “pure genocide,” is hard to disagree with. As was the call, directed toward the national government to “stop this senseless … blood shedding… and avoid a state of complete anarchy where the people are forced to defend themselves.”

Unfortunately, Nigerian officials are downplaying, if not outright denying, the religious dimension of what’s happening. Instead, they’re calling this a conflict over resources, in this case, over land.

Don’t believe it. For starters, the security forces are, in the words of the statement, “skewed to one religion and one region of the country,” that is, Islam and the Islamic north.

What’s more, this idea conveniently glosses over the one-sided nature of the violence in the region: The Fulani are the hammer and the Christians are the nails.

(Read more at the Cybercast News Service)

‘Sinister’: What’s Behind the Genocide That’s Left 6,000 Nigerian Christians Dead

The Christian Broadcasting Network uses a 16 July 2018 article to explain attacks that have killed 6,000 Christians in Nigeria this year.

New attacks against Christians in Nigeria are leading to demands that a special envoy investigate the gruesome outbreak of violence in the African country.

One man whose relatives were killed calls Nigeria the deadliest place in the world for Christians.

But who is really behind the murders?

Yes, the Boko Haram terror group is still a threat, but recent attacks against Christians in Nigeria are coming from Muslim tribal herdsmen known as Fulanis.

“What we have is a genocide. They are trying to displace the Christians, they are trying to possess their land and they are trying to impose their religion on the so-called infidels and pagans who they consider Christians to be,” explained international human rights attorney Emmanuel Ogebe.

Ogebe recently lost family members, including a relative who was pregnant along with her husband and their children.

“They went into their home and they killed their four-year-old son and their six-year-old daughter who were asleep in their beds,” he said.

The Fulani’s weapon of choice? AK-47 automatic weapons – too expensive for most herdsmen.

“Given what an AK-47 goes for, a Fulani herdsman would need to sell all of his cattle to be able to buy an AK-47,” explained CBN Nigeria Director Felix Oisamoje.

Ogebe says there’s a “sinister side” to those behind the attacks.

“A lot of these cattle are owned by very rich Fulanis who are in government and who are in power. So, there is a strong belief that the Fulanis, the ruling elite are actually funding the herdsmen to conduct these attacks,” he said.

  • According to the Global Terrorism Index:
    Fulani herdsman have killed as many as 60,000 people since 2001.
  • And church leaders in Plateau State say:
    Herdsmen have ramped-up the genocide this year, killing 6,000 Christians so far.

(Read more at Christian Broadcasting Network)

Spencer: ‘Multi-cultural’ hire got innocent woman killed

OneNewsNow reports in a 3 August 2018 article, Robert Spencer pontificates on the murder of Justine Damond by Muslim policeman Mohamed Noor.

A vocal critic of radical Islam is convinced that the City of Minneapolis is trying to cover up its actions after the 2017 shooting death of a woman by a Somali-born police officer.

Justine Damond was shot by Mohamed Noor through the driver’s side window of the police car while he was seated in the passenger side.

Damond had called 911 about what she thought sounded like a sexual assault.

Noor, who has refused to explain why he shot Damond when she approached the squad car, is charged with third-degree murder and second degree manslaughter.

The victim’s family, which has filed suit, is demanding answers and Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch tells OneNewsNow there are many unanswered questions.

“The real story in this seems to be that this cop was hired because he was a Muslim, and because the Minneapolis Police Department and City of Minneapolis wanted to show how wonderful multi-culture they were,” Spencer complains.

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

Good news: Part 1

Good news on New Mexico’s abortion front

OneNewsNow reports in a 14 December 2017 article how the New Mexico government will have to uphold the rights of Americans as a probe into abortionaries proceeds.

Amid a federal criminal investigation into a segment of the abortion industry, a New Mexico pro-life group contends upholding the law is far more important than political correctness.

New Mexico Alliance for Life, headed by Elisa Martinez, has been able to confirm through the offices of Congressman Steve Pierce (R-New Mexico) and Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) that two New Mexico entities are targets of a federal probe.

“The University of New Mexico and Southwestern Women’s Options are under criminal investigation by the FBI,” states Martinez, “for the practices of illicit harvesting of infant body parts and unlawful consent forms that were given to women in order to obtain those body parts.”

In 2016, the U.S. House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives forwarded information on possible criminal charges to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas. And though there have been no indictments in the past year, Martinez contends there is a vital issue at stake.

“It’s extremely important that the rule of law is upheld.” declares Martinez. “No one is above the law, but a lot of folks from the other aisle are quick to defend anything that has to do with the abortion industry.”

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

Of course, this case is only in its beginning stages. Still, it provides good news to those of us who support the right to life.

Judge rejects restraining order against Tastries Bakery in lawsuit over owner’s refusal to bake same-sex wedding cakes

The Bakersfield Californian reports in a 14 December 2017 article how Kern County Superior Court Judge ruled in favor of a Christian cake maker.

Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe denied the state of California a temporary restraining order against a local bakery that refuses to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples.

Lampe ruled Thursday that he didn’t have enough information to make the call.

But the case is scheduled to come back to Lampe on Feb. 2 at a hearing in which Tastries Bakery could be ordered to either make wedding cakes for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Questioning community — or stop making wedding cakes altogether.

According to court records, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing petitioned the court to issue a restraining order against Tastries and owner Cathy Miller, prohibiting her from denying service to same-sex couples, as is her practice.
Daniel Piedra, executive director of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, which is defending Miller, said the government sought the temporary restraining order to force Miller into a tough position.

It would have required her to either make wedding cakes for LGTBQ couples or to not make wedding cakes for anyone, he said.

Piedra said Miller has been required to respond to the state with detailed personal and employment information that answers 40 questions.

Judge Lampe, he said, wants to see those answers before he rules on the restraining order.

The judge, Piedra said, felt both sides had important rights that must be seriously considered prior to taking any action.

According to a press release from the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, “the government wanted a court order to compel Miller to create wedding cakes for LGBT persons even though doing so would violate her sincerely held religious beliefs.”

Charles LiMandri, president and chief counsel for the organization, said in the press release the case was an assault on Christians and accused the state of using surprise tactics to get the court to approve the restraining order.

The case first came about in August when Miller personally refused to make a wedding cake for Eileen and Mireya Rodriguez-Del Rio, the couple said, and their concerns, expressed on social media, triggered a firestorm of debate locally.

One other same-sex couple also said they were denied a wedding cake by Miller.

Miller, at the time, said she loves all people.

But, she said, “My conscience doesn’t allow me to participate in certain activities that are contrary to my biblical beliefs. I pray that we can all come to an understanding so that we can continue to get along.”

(Read more at the Bakersfield Californian)

While this will find challenges in other courts, this is good. As a conservative, I wouldn’t want a gay man to be forced to print t-shirts for the Westboro Baptist Church. On the same note, Christians that object to participating in gay events should not be forced to be part of those events. Don’t be fooled, photographers and bakers have to participate in the event if they provide their product to the event.