Mounir el-Motassadeq was collected from his German jail cell, where he had spent almost 15 years, on Monday, ready for deportation to Morocco. His jail term for complicity in 3,000 counts of murder in the September 11, 2001 attacks and for membership of a terrorist organization was set to expire this November.
It seems a world away, but tracing 9/11 today takes us to Steindamm, a busy road in the center of Hamburg. On a blustery afternoon late this September, few people linger. The shops sell vegetables, kaftans, and flights to Mecca and Turkey.
Most democratic governments claim they are against extremism and terrorism. If so, then why does it appear possible that governments are funding it? Would senior members of a democratic government send taxpayers’ money down a path they know will lead to more extremism and terrorism?
A story broke last week that a Saudi journalist named Jamal Khashoggi, who was working for The Washington Post, had disappeared and was presumed dead. The official story is that Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, on the afternoon of Oct. 2.
Immediately (and suspiciously), media stories that appeared to be coordinated appeared, pointing the finger of blame for Khashoggi’s disappearance at Saudi Arabia, in general, and at the country’s Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman, in particular. It was claimed by anonymous sources for several days that Khashoggi had been abducted and killed at the express order of bin Salman, for being a troublesome journalist who was pursuing stories that were causing problems for the Saudi royal family. Detailed stories relating how the abduction/killing supposedly happened filled the news media.
More… Jamal Khashoggi- A Global Muslim Brotherhood Operative Writing For The Washington Post?
…The evidence offered above strongly suggests that Jamal Khashoggi was not only a long-time member of the Muslim Brotherhood and close to the Global Muslim Brotherhood but was, in fact, actively supporting Brotherhood-related projects as recently as April of this year as evidenced by his key note address on behalf of the CSID.
Three migrant women whose throats were slashed in a grisly and unprecedented murder along a key border crossing in northern Greece may have been targeted by jihadi extremists, Greek investigators said Sunday.
They said national security agents and homicide experts had been dispatched to the site of the crime scene, along the Evros border crossing, in northeast Greece, to probe the mystery killing that has sent shock waves across the nation and the country’s intelligence community.
In the early hours of Monday, a knifeman reportedly screamed “Allahu Akbar” before stabbing one person, in a Paris suburb, newspaper Le Figaro reports.
During the incident, the criminal shouted multiples times “Allahu Akbar”.
The police arrested the man finding him with bloody hands. The man was drunk and didn’t resist arrest.
Driven to violence by Islamophobia no doubt.
Frequently, Shiite Islamic preachers and leaders can be heard stating that Islam recognized “People of the Book,” which refers to Christians and Jews. This assertion sounds as if Islam gives Christian and Jews the same level of status and respect as their Muslim counterparts.
That argument was recently confirmed when the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, claimed that “Christians have the same rights as others do.” With that confirmation, it might be easy to assume that Christians are relatively safe in Iran. But are they?
Taxpayers will be hit with a £2million-a-year bill to protect notorious hate preacher Anjem Choudary.
The 51-year-old could be released on Wednesday this week from the maximum-security Frankland Prison in County Durham after serving less than half of his five-and-a-half-year sentence.
He was jailed in 2016 for publicly supporting the Islamic State terror group.
French hero Arnaud Beltrame, who sacrificed himself to save a hostage from a Islamist terrorist, won’t have a place named after him because it may upset Marseille’s huge Muslim community, Valeurs Actuelles reports.
On 24 March 2018, an ISIS terrorist stormed a supermarket in Trèbes, armed with a handgun, a hunting knife and three homemade bombs. He shot two people dead and took others hostage.
Oops! 16 Taliban militants blown up by own explosives in Ghazni province
At least sixteen Taliban militants were killed in an explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in southeastern Ghazni province.
The provincial Police Commandment in a statement said the incident has taken place in the vicinity of the restive Qarabagh district.
Why would the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), the primary umbrella organization for the field of Middle East studies, oppose the New York Times partnering with George Washington University (GWU)’s Program On Extremism to produce a public archive of the thousands of Islamic State (ISIS) documents the newspaper retrieved from northern Iraq?
Analysis based on solid evidence, after all, is far superior to speculation and guesswork that may be proven erroneous. While there are many media articles about ISIS and propaganda material from the group itself, there is a deficiency of internal documents in the open-source realm for researchers to use in order to understand the inner workings of ISIS’s state project during the peak of its power.
Spanish police have dismantled a jihadi network operating inside and across more than a dozen Spanish prisons. The network, allegedly linked to the Islamic State, was established and operated by one of the most implacable jihadis in the Spanish prison system — apparently under the noses of prison authorities.
The network’s existence has called into question not only the effectiveness of security procedures in Spanish prisons, but also of Spanish “deradicalization” programs, which are aimed at “rehabilitating” Islamic militants for eventual “reinsertion” into society.
British comedian John Cleese was condemned in 2011 for saying “London is no longer an English city.” But his assessment has now been echoed by a Saudi Arabian newspaper, which writes that the U.K. “has been acquiring an increasingly Islamic face” — with a staggering 423 new mosques and 100 official Sharia courts in its capital.
‘Racist’ Facebook images spark council investigation into taxi driver
…A further image posted in May 2017 by another user appears to have been shared on Mr Joyce’s account, showing a cartoon of the prophet Muhammad – who should not be depicted in images according to the Muslim faith. Text accompanying the cartoon makes offensive remarks about the prophet Muhammad.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A day after a campus organization defended inviting a Rutgers graduate and Middle East expert who has been accused of being an “Islamophobe,” Rutgers University has postponed the appearance by Lisa Daftari.
Daftari, a 2002 Rutgers graduate born to Iranian Jewish parents, was originally scheduled to speak on Tuesday and as part of the Rutgers Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) Speaker Series. She is founder of the website The Foreign Desk and a frequent contributor to the Fox News Channel.
‘Islam Belongs to Merkel, But She Doesn’t Belong to Germany’ – AfD MP
A representative of the AfD party in the German Bundestag, Gottfried Curio, has presented a request to the government asking that dissemination be restricted for certain Koranic passages that allegedly allow crimes such as honor killing, forced marriage and physical abuse of women. Curio believes that Islam’s key religious book “ideologically legitimizes committing crimes” in its text.