Category Archives: “Islamophobia”

“Far-right” groups, Chinese-Canadians call for Trudeau apology

Hundreds of protesters — including some associated with a pair of far-right groups — rallied on Parliament Hill Sunday afternoon to demand an apology from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The protesters wanted Trudeau to apologize for denouncing an alleged attack last month on an 11-year-old girl in Toronto, who claimed a man tried twice to cut off her hijab as she walked to school.

Toronto police investigated and later concluded the attack did not take place.


More… Anti-immigration groups at Parliament Hill protest demand apology from Trudeau

Hundreds of Asian-Canadian protesters, supported by several white, far-right, anti-immigrant groups stormed Parliament Hill on Sunday afternoon to demand an apology from the prime minister.

How come the Chinese aren’t “Far Right” Too?

h/t DM

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Syria: Looking for Ways out of the Maze

In Western political and diplomatic circles, the received idea these days is that war in Syria has reached its end and that what one should now focus on is reconstruction.

However, like all other received ideas this one, too, is as full of holes and Swiss cheese.

The first hole is that what we have witnessed in Syria over the past seven years was not a war in any classical sense of the term. What we saw was several wars woven into each other, in the context of a humanitarian disaster sharpened by rivalry among a dozen cynical powers in pursuit of contradictory goals.

In that sense, far from being at the end of anything in Syria, we may be at the beginning of a new phase in this historic tragedy.

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Turkey’s Friday sermon glorifies “armed jihad”

A sermon sent to Turkey’s 90,000 mosques for Friday prayers by Turkish state religious authorities took as its theme the importance of jihad.

“Engaging in armed struggle for belief, existence, nation, survival and freedom is the highest level of jihad,” the sermon said.

“The struggle we gave only yesterday in the east, west, north and south to protect this glorious nation is the most lively witness to jihad. Gallipoli, where we triumphed with Allah’s help, is the name of an existential epic, belief, bravery and determination,” said the sermon, sent to be read out at each of Turkey’s mosques by the state Directorate of Religious Affairs.


In long-secular Turkey, sharia is gradually taking over

Over the past few weeks, Turkish officials have broken with decades of precedent in what is still, at least nominally, a secular republic: they have begun describing the country’s military deployment in Syria as “jihad.” During the first two days of the operation, which began on Jan. 20, the government’s Directorate of Religious Affairs ordered all of Turkey’s nearly 90,000 mosques to broadcast the “Al-Fath” verse from the Koran — “the prayer of conquest” — through the loudspeakers on their minarets. Mainstreaming jihad, which sanctions violence against those who “offend Islam,” is a crucial step in draping the sheath of sharia over a society. Sadly, Turkey seems to be slowly moving along that path.

More… Dutch government investigates Turkey’s jihad sermon on Afrin

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The government of Netherlands is investigating a Friday sermon on jihad issued by the top Turkish Islamic body which controls thousands of mosques across Turkey and Europe, Dutch media reported.

Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Wouter Koolmees was taking the Turkish preaching of jihad on Dutch soil “very seriously,” the daily De Telegraaf wrote on Saturday.

The paper said it recorded the sermon at a mosque in the northern Hoorn municipality and cited a mosque-goer who confirmed that it alluded to the Turkish army’s attempted invasion of Afrin.

In the Netherlands alone, there are at least 140 mosques operated by the Diyanet, Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs, which acts as the primary Islamic authority for populations of Muslim Turkish origin in other European countries and North America.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan himself unveiled one such mosque in 2016 near Washington, DC in the United States.

NB: Diyanet is active in Canada, no doubt the Jihad sermon was read here.

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Ukip’s new leader Gerard Batten insists he was RIGHT to describe Islam as a ‘dark ages death cult’

Ukip’s new interim leader has insisted he was ‘factually and historically right’ to brand Islam a ‘death cult’.

Gerard Batten faced condemnation less than 24 hours after taking the helm of Ukip following the sacking of Henry Bolton.

The London MEP said Islam was fuelled by ‘dark ages ideologies’ and claimed many Muslim migrants to the UK believed in a literal interpretation of the Koran.

He claimed new arrivals to Britain should be obliged to sign an agreement rejecting this view.

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Muslim kills 5 women in church shooting in southern Russia, attacker killed

Update: Women shot dead in apparent Islamist attack on Orthodox church in North Caucasus region

Five people have been killed and several others injured in a gun attack on a crowd of churchgoers in Dagestan in southern Russia, local police confirmed. The shooter was killed by security forces.

The shooting happened in the city of Kizlyar, a provincial capital in the Republic of Dagestan. The gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle at a group of people leaving a church ceremony dedicated to the end of the Russian folk festival of Maslenitsa, which marks the start of Lent for Russian Orthodox Christians.

Background… Dagestan: New Epicenter of Muslim Terrorism in Russia

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Geert Wilders: Thank God for the Olympics

“…Islam is not nation-centered but globalist by nature. That is why our cosmopolitan elites with their globalist dreams of supranational institutions like it so much. Since the 1960s, a loathing of morality and patriotism has become the style for those who consider themselves our elites. Discriminating against their own people has become their fashion. They feel appalled by great Western thinkers, such as the 13th century Italian, Thomas Aquinas, who wrote that “no-one can properly worship God without honoring his country, for the greater virtue – honor to God – includes the lesser – honor to parents and country.”

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“I am here reaffirming that it was indeed an act of Jihad in the way of Allah.”

Sentence Handed Down to Man Who Pleaded Guilty to Mall of America Stabbings

…In the statement read by his attorney following his guilty plea last month, Abdiraham said he went to the Mall of America to answer the “call for jihad by the Chief of Believer, Abu-bakr Al-baghdadi, may Allah protect him, and by the Mujahiden of the Islamic State.”

The statement added, “I understand that the two men I stabbed know and have explained the reason for my attack, and I am here reaffirming that it was indeed an act of Jihad in the way of Allah.”

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Oops missed another one… Minnesota terrorist let go after telling FBI she wanted to join Al Qaeda & wear suicide belt

Minnesota Terror Case Shows Challenge of Predicting Attacks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt.

She also said she was angry at U.S. military actions overseas and admitted that she tried to encourage others to “join the jihad in fighting,” but she said she had no intention of carrying out an attack on U.S. soil, according to prosecutors. Despite her alleged admissions, she was allowed to go free.

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Afghans submit 1.17 million war crimes claims to international court

Afghans have submitted 1.17 million statements to the International Criminal Court in the three months since it began collecting material ago for a possible war crimes case involving their homeland.

The statements include accounts of alleged atrocities not only by groups like the Taliban and the Isis, but also Afghan Security Forces and government-affiliated warlords, the US-led coalition, and foreign and domestic spy agencies, said Abdul Wadood Pedram of the Human Rights and Eradication of Violence Organisation.

Based in part on the many statements, ICC judges in The Hague would then have to decide whether to seek a war crimes investigation. It is uncertain when that decision will be made.

That’s a lot of war crimes.

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British ISIS fighter who plotted UK attack reportedly killed in secret targeted RAF mission

A British Isil fighter who was plotting attacks on UK soil was reportedly killed in a targeted attack on the orders of the RAF.

Naweed Hussain, 32, was killed last spring while fighting for Isil in its Raqqa stronghold in a US drone strike but now it’s been revealed his death was the result of a secret mission by British forces.

The extremist, who calls himself Abu Usamah al-Britani, had repeatedly groomed young British girls to become jihadi brides over Skype.

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Chaldean Archbishop: 1400 Years of Muslim Persecution

WASHINGTON — If Christians in the Middle East are going to be “honest” with their Muslim dialogue partners, said Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq, Muslims will have to acknowledge that the persecution of Christians in the region did not start with the Islamic State’s rise to power in 2014.

h/t TROP

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History Lessons from Years Under Islamism

In Iran, my generation, the first after Islamism came to power, is called the Burnt Generation (Persian: Nasl-e Sukhteh). Our generation earned this name for having to endure the brutality of the Islamist and theocratic regime from the time we were born, to adulthood. This brutality included the regime’s merciless efforts, such as mass executions, to establish its power, impose its barbaric and restrictive rules, and brainwash children and indoctrinate the younger generation with its extremist ideology through various methods including elementary schoolsuniversitiesstate-controlled media outlets, imams and local mosques, and promoting chants such as “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”.

Women and men were segregated. Teenagers were prevented from performing daily activities considered harmless by most of the world. Any kind of enjoyable social activities were barred, including listening to music, dancing, drinking, dating, women participating in a chess championship unless you were wearing a hijab or attending a football match or other sporting event if men were playing in it. If it made you smile, if it gave you hope, it was probably against the law, such as what could be worn, whom you were allowed to talk to, what you could listen to, and whether or not you pray or fast during Ramadan. Even the most personal and private issues became the business of the regime’s forces.

h/t Avi

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Malaysia: Rooster barks like dog to avoid offending Muslims

Malaysia sorry for Chinese New Year rooster ad cock-up

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Malaysia has apologised after a government ad in Chinese-language newspapers featuring a picture of a barking rooster to mark the Year of the Dog sparked a flood of mockery.

The full-page advert by the domestic trade, cooperatives and consumerism ministry showed a rooster emitting the word “wang”, used to represent a dog’s bark in Mandarin.

The advert, printed in Chinese-language newspapers in the multi-ethnic country on Thursday, also carried a message welcoming a “prosperous Year of the Dog”.

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Infidel Women: Spoils of War

One aspect of radical Islamist aggression that is overlooked – or purposely ignored – by Western liberals is that non-Muslim women tend to be its greatest victims. According to a recent Open Doors study, “Christian women are among the most violated in the world, in maybe a way that we haven’t seen before.” The study revealed that six women are raped every day simply for being Christian.

The reason for this is simple. As harsh as Islamic law (sharia) is for men, it is even more so for women. The Koran gives men the authority to beat women for disobedience (4:34), that the testimony of two women equals that of one man (2:282); most of hell’s population consists of women; and women are likened to donkeys and dogs for distracting men from and annulling their prayer.

Such injustice for women is confirmed by a newly released report for the UK government on the application of sharia law in England and Wales – a report that reveals the “systemic discrimination against women.”

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