Intro to Geller’s ‘Islamic Jew-Hatred – a religious mandate’


Intro by John R. Houk, Editor

Posted July 26, 2018

By Pamela Geller

Geller should have entitled this piece “Islamic Jew-Hatred – a central Islamic tenet.” The premise is Islam has a key tenet encoded in its revered writings – Quran, Hadith and Sira – of JEW-HATRED.

 

Muslim apologists at this point typically pooh-pooh this accusation as false among the majority of Muslims practicing “moderate” Islam. OR something like, “the accusation takes out of context the message behind the revered text.”

 

Friends these apologists are spreading a load of propaganda either by directly lying and/or unwittingly promoting the apologist line of thinking in deluded ignorance.

 

Geller utilizes MEMRI video and report translations that demonstrates that so-called moderate Muslims spew Jew-Hatred based on their revered writings as much as radical Muslims do.

 

Geller’s report is actually short, but the links to MEMRI proof of inherent Jew-Hatred is lengthy. I urge you to bookmark this cross post or Geller’s original post to go back as you have time to watch Muslim – Imams, Clerics, Mullahs, Ayatollahs or whatever revered title used – validate Jew-Hatred preaching from their revered writings.

 

JRH 7/26/18

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Islamic Jew-Hatred – a religious mandate

 

Mundhir Abdallah in Copenhagen: Jew-Hatred Quote

 

By Pamela Geller 

July 25, 2018

Geller Report

 

Thanks to MEMRI for this compilation:

 

ANTISEMITIC HADITH: ‘THE PROPHECY OF THE ROCK AND THE TREE’ – MEMRI CLIPS AND REPORTS

 

MEMRI TV recently translated and released excerpts from a Friday sermon delivered on December 15, 2017 by Imam Mohamed Tatai, formerly imam of the Mosquée Ennour in Toulouse and currently imam of the new Grand Mosque of Toulouse, in which he cited an antisemitic hadith.[1]

 

Over the years MEMRI TV has translated many sermons citing this hadith. The hadith, “The Prophecy of the Rock and the Tree,” appears in the Muslim [d. 875 CE], the Al-Tirmidhi [d. 892 CE], and the Ibn Hanbal [d. 855 CE] compilations of hadiths,[2] and a shorter version of the hadith appears in the Bukhari [d. 870 CE] compilation.

 

The longer version states that on Judgment Day, the Muslims will fight the Jews, and the Jews will hide behind rocks and trees. Then the rocks and the trees will speak, calling upon the Muslims: “Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill them.” The hadith goes on to say that all trees will act this way, except for one tree – the gharqad tree, which is therefore defined as “one of the trees of the Jews.”[3]

 

Various imams have claimed that Israel, being aware of the Jews’ fate on Judgment Day, plants many gharqad trees as protection,[4] One even suggested that this can be viewed on Google Earth.[5]

 

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In a July 12, 2018 press release, the Great Mosque of Paris called it “a hadith reported by a traditionalist author (Abu Horaira) who was himself rejected by Umayyad Muslim dynasty” and added: “There is no reason for this hadith to have been exhumed from oblivion.”[6] This claim is incorrect, as can be seen in the list below of references to the hadith translated by MEMRI in sermons and speeches over the years. Furthermore, not only does Hamas cite this hadith in its charter,[7]but it also appears in official statements of Salafi-jihadi organizations such as Al-Qaeda. Osama bin Laden cited it, for example, in a February 2003 sermon marking ‘Eid Al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice).[8]

 

CLIPS AND REPORTS ON THE HADITH

 

MEMRI TV Clips

 

 

MEMRI Reports

 

 

FOOT NOTES

 

[1] MEMRI TV Clip 6637, Toulouse Imam Mohamed Tatai Recounts Antisemitic Hadith And Prophecies That Israel Will Soon Come To An End, December 15, 2017.

 

[2] Read the hadith in the Muslim compilation here; read the hadith in the Bukhari compilation here; read the hadith in Ibn Hanbal compilation here; read the hadith in the Al-Tirmidhi compilation here.

 

[3] The botanical identification of this tree is unknown.

 

[4] MEMRI TV Clip 6668, On Hamas TV, Islamic Cleric Salah Nour Cites Antisemitic Hadith, Glorifies Jihad: The Muslims Will Rule The Entire Earth, June 24, 2018; MEMRI TV Clip 6326, Houston Imam Raed Saleh Al-Rousan: ‘Good Tidings’ – Muslims Will Kill Jews On Judgment Day; ‘Do Not Tell Me That Palestine Is The Country Of The Jewish [People],’ December 8, 2017; MEMRI TV Clip 5432, Egypt Friday Sermon: Moshe Dayan Acknowledged That Stones And Trees Would Urge Muslims To Kill Jews On Judgment Day, January 30, 2016; MEMRI TV Clip 4694, Former Mufti Of Egypt Ali Gomaa: Jews Plant “Gharqad” Trees To Hide From Muslims On Judgment Day, September 23, 2014; MEMRI TV Clip 2106, Children Indoctrinated With Antisemitism On An Egyptian-Saudi Koran-Memorization Channel, April 27, 2009; MEMRI TV Clip 2042, Egyptian Cleric Muhammad Hussein Ya’qoub: The Jews Are The Enemies Of Muslims Regardless Of The Occupation Of Palestine, January 7, 2009; MEMRI TV Clip 1965, Egyptian Clerics Intensify Antisemitic Rants Against The Backdrop Of The Gaza Fighting, December 28-29, 2008; MEMRI TV Clip 1867, Saudi Cleric Muhammad Al-Arifi: Jews Plant Gharqad Trees To Hide Behind When Muslims Come To Kill Them On Judgment Day, September 12, 2008; MEMRI TV Clip 820, Deputy Head Of The Palestinian Clerics Association, Sheik Muhammad Ali: Muslims Should Liberate Andalusia. The Jews Believe In Prophet Muhammad’s Prophecy And Began Planting Gharqad Trees That Will Protect Them On Judgment Day, August 19, 2005; MEMRI TV clip 670, Egyptian Imam Sings Of Apes, Pigs And The Annihilation Of Jews On Judgment Day, May 4, 2005.

 

[5] MEMRI TV compilation video: The Prophetic Hadith about the Promise of the Rocks and the Trees (Archival Compilation) MEMRI Archives 1998-2018, posted July 23, 2018.

 

[6] Mosqueedeparis.net/polemique-sur-limam-de-toulouse-mise-au-point, July 12, 2018.

 

[7] MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 1092, The Covenant Of The Islamic Resistance Movement – Hamas, February 14, 2006.

 

[8] MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 476, Bin Laden’s Sermon for the Feast of the Sacrifice March 6, 2003.

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DeSantis Hearing Establishes the Muslim Brotherhood Must Be…


The Muslim Brotherhood should have been declared terrorist organization decades ago. Thanks to a hearing at the Subcommittee on National Security of the House oversight committee chaired by Ron DeSantis, the terrorist designation seems closer than ever.

 

JRH 7/12/18

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DeSantis Hearing Establishes the Muslim Brotherhood Must Be Designated as a Terrorist Organization – the Sooner, the Better

 

Press Release Contact: Deborah Hamilton

Sent 7/11/2018 6:25 PM

Sent From: Center for Security Policy

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.— It is no longer a question of whether the United States will designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization. It is only a matter of when and how.

 

That’s the principal take-away from a congressional national security panel this morning that addressed “The Muslim Brotherhood’s Global Threat” and what the US should do about it.

 

“This hearing is an opportunity to discuss what the United States’ next step should be in combatting the Muslim Brotherhood’s threat,” said Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL), chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security of the House oversight committee.

 

“The Muslim Brotherhood is a militant Islamist organization with affiliates in over 70 countries,” DeSantis said. “There’s no question that the Muslim Brotherhood’s affiliates are involved in terrorism.”

 

The historic hearing follows a June 28 Center for Security Policy Decision Brief that called on the Trump Administration to declare the entire Muslim Brotherhood and its fronts and affiliates as terrorist organizations.

 

“Thankfully the Trump Administration has discarded the Obama-era policy of treating the Brotherhood as a potential ally,” DeSantis said. “Now, the questions are focused on how expansive to make the terror designation, and whether it should be done through the State Department or Treasury Department.” 

 

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and a longtime associate of the Center for Security Policy, was one of the four witnesses who testified. He was the only Muslim witness, and made the case powerfully for Center-recommended policy of designating the entire Muslim Brotherhood and its fronts as terrorist entities.

 

In the course of his testimony, Dr. Jasser rebutted characterizations by the Brotherhood’s apologists and enablers of its critics as “haters” and “Islamophobes”:

 

Nothing would be more pro-Muslim than the marginalization of the Muslim Brotherhood and its direct affiliates. Making the Muslim Brotherhood radioactive would allow the light to shine upon their most potent antagonists in Muslim communities – those who reject political Islam and believe in liberty and the separation of mosque and state.

 

He also discussed national security risks associated with failing to designate the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates as terrorist entities. One of them is censorship of jihadist terminology in U.S. government agencies.  Dr. Jasser correctly observed that such censorship impedes analysts’ ability to protect the nation:

 

To think that these words and concepts, and others are off limits in the freest nation on earth, censored [in] our agencies, is just incredulous considering the growing threat we face today from violent Islamism.  It smacks of a bizarre invocation of blasphemy laws in America. It is groups like the Muslim Brotherhood that have benefited from our refusal to discuss these elements of Islam and Islamism.

 

The three other witnesses – Hillel Fradkin of the Hudson Institute, Jonathan Schanzer of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Daniel Benjamin of the Qatar-funded Brookings Institution – agreed to varying degrees that the Muslim Brotherhood constitutes a threat.  They recommended, however, more narrow terrorist designations of specific Muslim Brotherhood entities.

 

Chairman DeSantis observed: “It is clear that the Brotherhood constitutes a real threat to the national security interests of the United States.  We can debate the best way to counter this threat, but simply ignoring the threat is not an acceptable answer.”

 

The Center for Security Policy has submitted a statement for the hearing record endorsing Rep. DeSantis’ assessment and laying out the factual basis for designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.

 

Center President Frank J. Gaffney urged legislators, executive branch officials, the media and the public at large to examine particularly compelling evidence of the threat the Brotherhood poses: Its 1991 Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal of the Group in North America– a secret plan for “destroying Western civilization from within” written by a top Muslim Brotherhood operative, Mohammed Akram, and introduced by the federal government into evidence in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation et.al. v. United States terrorism financing trial.

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Designate the Entire Terrorist Muslim Brotherhood Now

 

By Frank Gaffney – Secure Freedom Minute

July 12, 2018

Center for Security Policy

 

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

 

Congratulations to Rep. Ron DeSantis and others who took on the Muslim Brotherhood yesterday in a hearing on Capitol Hill.  They established that it’s a foreign terrorist organization and will be officially designated as such by the U.S. government.  The only question is how soon and how comprehensively.

 

Muslim reformer Zuhdi Jasser testified that in 2011 then-FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress that “elements of the Muslim Brotherhood both here and overseas have supported terrorism.” Dr. Jasser added, “Nothing would be more pro-Muslim than the marginalization of the Muslim Brotherhood and its direct affiliates.”

 

That’s because the Brotherhood seeks to impose its seditious Sharia-supremacist doctrine on pro-American Muslims as it works – according to the group’s secret plan – to use stealthy “civilization jihad” to “destroy Western civilization from within.”

 

They must be stopped.  Start by designating the entire Muslim Brotherhood now.

 

This is Frank Gaffney.

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VIDEO: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Global Threat [Feed actually Begins at the 9:30 mark]

 

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Israel Looks to Self-Preservation


John R. Houk

© June 21, 2018

 

Yesterday I receive an email from Ari Bussel sharing an Israel GPO News Update about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a graduation ceremony of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officers.

 

PM Netanyahu Addressing IDF Officer Graduation Photo by Kobi Gideon (GPO)

 

In that address Netanyahu talks about military/terrorist threats from Hamas in Gaza to the south and Iran building threatening military capabilities toward the north in Syria. Here is that relatively short news release from the Israel GPO:

 

PM Netanyahu Addresses IDF Officers’ Course Graduation Ceremony

 

Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser

20 June 2018

GPO News

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Wednesday, 20 June 2018), at IDF Training Base #1, addressed an IDF officers’ course graduation ceremony. Following is an excerpt from his remarks:

 

“I do not intend to go into detail about what we are planning vis-à-vis Gaza. The intensity will be stepped up as necessary. We are prepared for any scenario and our enemies would do well to understand this – now.

 

Regarding the Syrian front, we are constantly working to prevent Iranian forces and their proxies from establishing a military presence there. We will not allow those who call for our destruction to turn Syria into a base for aggression against Israel.

 

The iron fist of the IDF is powerfully striking whoever strives to attack us, and will continue to do so.”

 

In America you probably have no clue to what Prime Minister Netanyahu was talking about thanks to the lack of reporting by the Mainstream Media (MSM). OR if they do report, it is some disinformation blaming Israel for violence on the Gaza-Israel border or perhaps an idiotic accusation that Israel is attacking Iranian military assets in Syria especially near Syrian/Israeli border. Even after continued Islamic terrorist attacks by Hamas and affiliates against Israeli civilians originating from Gaza, the UN condemns Israel for reprisals.

 

Here is an example of Hamas/Islamic Jihad/UN hypocrisy:

 

Hamas and Islamic Jihad: Israeli Airstrikes Will Be Answered With Rocket Fire

 

By Tazpit Press Service

June 21, 2018 – 10:15 am

Breaking Israel News

 

 

North of the Gaza Strip Al-Quds Brigades of the Islamic Jihad. (Credit: Abed Khatib/Flash90)

 

Terrorist factions in the Gaza Strip, including Hamas and the Islamic Jihad warned Wednesday that Israeli airstrikes on the Strip will be met with rocket fire from Gaza.

 

In a statement released to the media, the factions took responsibility for the barrage of rockets fired at Israel on Tuesday night, which they said was a “response to Israel’s continuous aggression against Gaza,” adding that “the enemy’s leadership will bear full responsibility for its aggression and will pay a price for its arrogance.”

 

Hamas’ Spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum blamed Israel for the current escalation but also added that Hamas is not interested in war.

 

“It (Hamas) will always be ready to carry out its national duty of protecting the Palestinian people,” Barhoum said.

 

Earlier Wednesday, the IAF struck 25 Hamas targets in the Strip in response to ongoing cross-border arson and rocket attacks at civilian communities.

 

Five missiles hit towns around the Gaza Belt district overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, with at least 13 rockets landing in the Eshkol Regional Council alone. No injuries were reported, but, several buildings and cars were damaged in the attacks.

 

“In response to the rockets fired throughout the night from the Gaza Strip at Israel, IAF fighter jets targeted approximately 25 terror objectives in the Gaza Strip thus far,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement. “The Hamas terror organization targeted Israeli civilians throughout the night with a severe rocket attack and is dragging the Gaza Strip and its civilians down a deteriorating path. Hamas is responsible for everything that transpires in the Gaza Strip and will bear the consequences for deliberately targeting Israeli civilians.”

 

Pertaining Israel/Syria/Iran, here is an excerpt from Eurasia Review:

 

Accessing Israel-Iran Simmering Rivalry In Syria – Analysis

 

By Nagapushpa Devendra

June 15, 2018

Eurasia Review

 

 

On the other side of the conflict, Iranians have begun to tamp up the rhetorical escalation that has the potential to put these two countries on a path toward open confrontation. From Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to IRGC generals there have been repetitive threat to wipe out ‘Zionists’ which has become a normal jargon in public forums. Though the rhetoric broadened that they will pursue every move with calculation and caution for two major factors.

 

 

This implacable aspiration to wipe out Israel from the map discredits Rouhani government’s claim to not pose any threat to the security and sovereignty of regional countries. In fact, the rift between Rouhani and IRGC widened with the eruption of a heated argument between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Military Commander Mohammad Bagheri over the true intention behind launching retaliatory missiles against Israel. In the argument, Rouhani tried to explain the detrimental effect and international repercussions on the nuclear deal.

 

As the mutual hostility between Israel-Iran has deepened in Syria, Israel stated that their defence forces were on high-alert due to irregular Iranian activities in Syria and have ordered bomb shelters to be equipped in Golan Heights. Shortly, the Syrian state media reported that the government has downed two Israeli missiles near a military base of the capital. Subsequently, another report of Israel attacking targets of the Syrian military on the outskirts of Quneitra in the Golan Heights reverberated across the region. Prior to a week of frequent Israeli strikes, three unnamed US officials stated that Israel is preparing for military action against Iran in Syria, and is seeking US support. In addition, the officials also blamed Israel for the airstrike on a military base in Hamas and Aleppo that killed over 20 military personnel, including Iranians.

 

It seems that Israel has been motivated by the desire to fight sooner rather than later. Israel considers that an attack by Iran, while not imminent, is inevitable, and that delay in attacking would involve greater risk. Usually, this happens, when the balance of military capability is expected to shift in the enemy’s favour, due to the prospects that the opponent will acquire or develop a powerful new offensive or defensive capability. …

 

Israelis firmly believe that Iran as a nuclear emergence state will bring their world to the threshold of the abyss. Probably, this would be the factor for Netanyahu to urge Trump refer to the documents provided by them on the development of Iranian nuclear deal, rather than relying on the reports provided by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). …

 

This led Putin to send Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on an errand to Tehran where he warned Rouhani about the far-reaching consequences of Iranian retribution to an Israeli strike, not least for Russia and Syria. However, before Rouhani could curb IRGC’s manoeuvrability in Syria, IRGC appears to have fallen for Israeli bait and have launched some 20 rockets at their positions in the Golan Heights. This gave Israel a solid ground to retaliate with the largest strike they have carried out in Syria since 1970 while substantiating it as an act of self-defence which is legitimate under international law. The Israeli said, its targets included weapon storage, logistic sites and intelligence centres used by elite Iranian forces in Syria. Additionally, they have also destroyed five Syrian air-defence batteries after coming under heavy fire.

 

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I believe you can see Prime Minister Netanyahu’s remarks to the IDF officers graduating class had to do with Israel’s self-preservation.

 

JRH 6/21/18

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Michael Hansen Places ‘Killing Europe’ on Youtube for Free


John R. Houk

© May 30, 2018

 

Michael Hansen produced the roughly hour-long documentary “Killing Europe.” The problem: Multiculturalist bureaucracies in Europe and Canada have used censorship powers to keep the documentary from being shown. Evidently, after Hansen realized censorship was preventing remuneration in European and Canadian markets, he decided to place the documentary on Youtube.

 

If you Google “Michael Hansen,” many people come up but not the Hansen that made “Killing Europe.” I have to wonder why? Has censorship hit this guy and his documentary so hard that search engines are scrubbing his significance to expose Islam destroying the fabric of European culture?

 

I managed to get a screen capture of Hansen from a video in which Bill Warner is interviewing him about the censorship Hansen was facing over the documentary in November 2017:

 

Michael Hansen screen shot cropped

 

Here is a brief bio from the Gates of Vienna featuring “Killing Europe” information:

 

Michael Hansen, a.k.a. “The Missing Dane”, came to America fifteen years ago from Denmark. He recently returned to Europe to make a documentary about the changes that have occurred since he left. The result is a 90-minute film called Killing Europe, which takes a hard look at all the cultural enrichment that has produced Modern Multicultural Europe. (The Missing Dane: “Killing Europe”; posted by Baron Bodissey; Gates of Vienna; 10/5/17)

 

And here is an IMBd paragraph on “Killing Europe”:

 

Terrorist attacks, riots, and gang rapes are striking at the very foundations of Europe. This is the story of a Danish expatriate and his quest to uncover the growing issues within the European society he left 15 years ago. (Killing Europe; IMBd)

 

Quite a few Counterjihad websites are sharing “Killing Europe” that Hansen is now placing on Youtube for free. I am going to Pamela Geller to show her post which includes a One News Now interview with Michael Hansen.

 

JRH 5/30/18

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WATCH VIDEO: Killing Europe

 

By Pamela Geller

May 29, 2018

Geller Report

 

Eurabia Dhimmitude: Killing Europe

 

This eye-opening documentary tells the truth about what is happening in Europe — the truth not only that the political and media elites don’t tell you, but that they don’t even want you to know. The film’s producer, Michael Hansen, has faced roadblock after roadblock in getting this film out. Now he has decided to make it available on YouTube.

 

VIDEO: Killing Europe

 

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Published on May 20, 2018

 

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Hansen explains:

 

I am the film maker who produced the movie “Killing Europe.”

 

I have met with a lot of resistance in trying to get this movie out to people. Baroness Caroline Cox even requested the movie taken down and re-edited, as she retracted the interview she gave for the film. I have had several screenings shut down, and in Canada I’m not even allowed to talk about the shutdowns. This short video will explain in detail these issues and how they even shut down a speech that was suppose to be about the shutdown…that’s right, they censored a speech that was about how they censored my movie.

 

VIDEO: Killing Free Speech

 

Posted by WEare138 Productions

Published on May 21, 2018

How the movie “Killing Europe” was shutdown in Europe and Canada…AND how even talking about the shutdown got shutdown.

 

In light of all these attempts to censor the movie and censor me even talking about it, I have decided to put the movie out for free on YouTube.

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Intro to Justin Smith Thoughts on Dangers of Islam


John R. Houk

© May 16, 2018

Justin Smith has sent two articles, some Justin quotes and some photos demonstrating the religion of Islam is diametrically opposed to anything Western Culture and opposed to any religion that is NOT Islamic, particularly Judaism and Christianity. Justin makes clear that he is in the Counterjihad camp that the label “Radical Islam” is a huge misdirect. The entirety of Islamic doctrine displayed in the Quran, Hadith and Sira (one could include Islamic theological theologians respected by current Muslim theologians such as respected Islamic Theologian Ibn Taymiyyah (Of interest: Ibn Taymiyya: the father of modern Muslim terrorism?Ibn Taymiyya’s Theodicy of Perpetual Optimism) and influential Islamic treatises such as “Reliance of the Traveller” By Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri. Here is a Traveller” analysis.

 

You will quickly discover that Justin his little tolerance with Counterjihadists (or multiculturalists for that matter that claim true Islam is not a terrorist ideology) that try to distinguish Moderate Islam from Radical Islam. It is my humble opinion when Counterjihadists make the distinction, it is out of political correctness. The reality is the theological tool of Islamic Dualism enables a Muslim to follow any peaceful dictates from the Quran, Hadith and Sira. But what the knowledgeable Muslim will not tell you is the Islamic theological term of Abrogation (See Also: “David Bukay on Islamic Abrogation” posted 6/21/08) can be used to override any Quranic peaceful tenet by the simple fact of the date of the of the newer displaces the older. Hence, all a peaceful Muslim needs to know to transform into a terrorist is to understand the Islamic principle of Abrogation.

 

I like Justin’s intro to his submission; hence I am using an except from his submission email as the intro to his own thoughts.

 

JRH 5/16/18

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Some Items of Interest on Islam and Middle East Troubles

Assembled by Justin O. Smith

Sent 5/14/2018 1:16 PM

 

It is right and proper that America stands with Israel, because most of the current uproar against Her is steeped in the Islamic hatred for both Jews and Christians and the Islamic nations’ desire to wipe Israel from the face of the earth. Muslim Arabs cannot and never will accept a Sovereign Jewish State in the middle of an area that they have claimed for Islam and Allah, and since Israel was under the occupation of the Muslim hordes of the Ottoman Empire for so many centuries, today’s Muslims across the globe believe that this conquest makes Israel theirs and Allah’s until the end of days.

 

I think many readers will find these most revealing in a variety of ways, and if We are ever to turn away the evil growth of Islam in America, We Must Educate Our Citizenry to Islam’s EXISTENTIAL THREAT and the LIES that Islam has used to insulate itself and hide behind.

 

For all men and women capable of using their own ability to reason — Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new and I’ll show you that these things were only Evil and Inhuman; such was his command to spread this Islamic ideology and the so-called “faith” — this so-called “religion of peace” — he manufactured and delivered by the sword and mayhem, kidnappings and slavery, chaos, rape and murder. ~~~ Justin O Smith

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The Clarion Project is a worthless entity in the fight to halt Islam and the terrorism that accompanies it, so long as the Clarion Project continues using the term “Radical Islam” as if Islam contains any component that does not demand its own supremacy above all ideologies and religions.

 

Even Islamic scholars, the theologians of Al Azhar and the Mullahs of Iran — even PM Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, All Agree That There Is Not Any “moderate” or “radical” Islam. There IS ONLY ISLAM AS IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN FOR MORE THAN 1400 YEARS.

 

Islam is only “a religion of peace” so long as it and its evil and backward Sharia Law doctrines go unquestioned, unchallenged and accepted as infallible by the inhabitants of whatever domain it controls. Islam is only “a religion of peace” once all non-Muslims are either converted or murdered — in the streets, in their beds as they lay sleeping — trapped in cages and set on fire or hung from scaffolds and cranes, or simply decapitated and their heads placed on spiked poles in horrific fashion for the world to behold — ISLAM — in all its sick, perverse evil.~~~ Justin O Smith

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US Embassy Move Helps the Fight Against Radical Islam

 

By MEIRA SVIRSKY 

May 14, 2018

Clarion Project

 

A new road sign showing the way to the new US Embassy in Jerusalem (Photo: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Today, the United States moved its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital city, Jerusalem. The move is significant – it marks a recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city by the U.S. and an end to the dispute of its status by the world’s foremost superpower.

 

The move is also significant in the battle against radical Islam. Here are four reasons why:

 

  1. The move marks an end the era of appeasement of radical Islamists

Congress passed the bipartisan Jerusalem Embassy Act in 1995 which required the U.S. Embassy in Israel to be located in Jerusalem. It was unanimously affirmed by the Senate in 2017.

 

Up until President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, U.S. presidents declined to act on the bill, citing security concerns. That was a code word for appeasement of radical Islamists (as well as other Arab nationalists, like the Palestinian Authority, which conveniently pulls out Islamist tropes [Blog Editor: This is me admitting to literary ignorance. I had to look up “trope.”] for violent jihad when it suits their purposes).

 

As it has been proven historically, appeasement has only led to the emboldening of violent Islamists and has been the impetus for broad-scale and unrelenting terrorism, both against Israel and the U.S.

 

(The opposite is also true. Far from causing a world conflagration as predicted by various elements which have traditionally taken the appeasement route, the recognition by Trump that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel passed with narry [sic] a whimper in the Arab world.)

 

The embassy move is a message to Islamists: There will be no more appeasement.

 

  1. The move puts Islamists on notice that the US president keeps his word

Former president Obama famously vowed the use of chemical weapons in Syria was his red line. When Syrian President Assad pulled out the weapons and used them on his own people, Obama reneged on his promise to take action, serving to embolden the Syrian despot even further.

 

That’s just one example.

 

World powers have already gotten the idea that Trump is a force to be reckoned with. One gets the idea that his saber rattling against North Korea was not a bunch of empty promises, as we have already witnessed substantial progress with North Korea, from their willingness to come to the table to talk about getting rid of their nuclear weapons to the release of political prisoners to the U.S.

 

  1. The move tells Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah and the rest of the Islamist world that the US is serious about standing up to them

Jason Greenblatt, a key player in Trump’s Mideast negotiating team, said the move “show(s) that America will always stand with Israel.”

 

Said another way, the move demonstrates in a dramatic way (i.e., going against the stance of the European Union) that it supports a country that actually fights radical Islam instead of giving it lip service.

 

Tiny Israel has risked war with Iran by not crossing its own red lines – which, at the moment, have to do with making sure that Iranian forces and their advanced weapons are not knocking on Israel’s borders or being transferred to Israel’s enemies like Hezbollah. To this end, Israel has repeatedly attacked Iranian installations in Syria and been willing to face the consequences.

 

Similarly, Israel is currently showing the world it will not back down when threatened by the Islamist terror organization Hamas on its southern border.

 

  1. The move is a way to get radical Islamists to accept reality and move on

Greenblatt also noted the move is “not a departure from our strong commitment to facilitate a lasting peace deal. Rather, it is a necessary condition for it.”

 

In other words, the Arab World needs to accept the reality of the State of Israel, make peace with it and stop using the issue as an excuse for not getting their own houses in order.

 

We see this has already happened in the Sunni states of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. Under tremendous and potentially disastrous threats from not only from their own radical elements but from Iran, these states have chosen to accept (and even embrace) the reality of the State of Israel, which they rightly believe can help them win these battles.

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Blog Editor: Justin originally linked to the below video via the Gatestone Institute. I’m not exactly sure where Justin got the first paragraph, but the second paragraph is from the GI page. The GI page is dated 5/14/18 9:30 am

 

Too often these scenes of chaos and mayhem are staged and there are high tech cameras and film equipment operating behind the scenes, almost as though on a movie set.

 

If Palestinians managed to breach the fence, they will presumably kill and capture as many Israelis as possible, while calling it a “return.” If Palestinians are killed, Hamas can always blame Israel.

 

VIDEO — Behind the Smokescreen: Hamas Unrest in Gaza

 

Posted by Pierre Rehov

Published on May 4, 2018

 

From inside Gaza, the reality of the so called “peaceful demonstrations”. Watch Hamas hate speeches. See how they build their propaganda at the expense of brainwashed, deceived and manipulated unfortunate people. Understand why Israel has no choice but to protect itself using lethal force

 

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Muslim “palestinian” protesters run away from tear gas near the border fence separating Israel and the Gaza Strip on May 11. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

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Amazingly, not a single elected Democrat is here to celebrate this historic event in Jerusalem, a bonafide [sic] signal that they do not stand with Israel.

This snub will not soon be forgotten—not in America or abroad.
#USEmbassyJerusalem #PromisesMade #PromisesKept
Candace Owens

Candace Owens- JP front pg. of Trump Keep Promises Made about Jerusalem

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There is nothing “extremist” about this view. This is Mainstream Islam thinking. ~~~ Justin O Smith 

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U.S. Muslim preacher: “Soon, America will be ours”

 

By Pamela Geller

May 13, 2018

Geller Report

 

White House with Muslim Terrorist Flag

 

“In a few centuries, in Syria, where more than 90% percent of the population were Christians, and in Iran where an overwhelming majority of citizens were Zoroastrians, the demography drastically shifted to majority-Muslim. Neither nation could have anticipated such a change.”

 

And here in the United States: “The number of Muslims in the US has increased by 40% in just five years — between 2010-2015 — while in the same period the non-Muslim population of the US has grown by only five percent.”

 

You see who is responsible for this: the man who was President of the United States during those years. He is the one who pursued reckless immigration policies that have placed the U.S. in this situation. He is the one who remains responsible for the great strife and violence that his actions will be bringing to America for generations to come.

 

“Radicalism: The Real Shock Was the Reaction of the Americans…,” by Majid Rafizadeh, Gatestone Institute, May 12, 2018:

 

“Soon,” said the letter, “America Will Be Ours”.

 

“Ours?”

 

The writer, it became clear, was an extremist Muslim in the U.S. who claimed to be a reputable religious preacher. With each new word, concern grew.

 

He pointed out, throughout the letter, the “sinful” ways of the West: dancing, drinking, dating…

 

He expressed disgust that most women did not wear the hijab or participate in prayer five times a day. Then he got straight to the point: “Ours,” he explained, represented Muslims like him.

 

The sentiment is hardly a new one. A person hears similar proclamations from many Muslim extremists throughout the years. The real shock was not letter but the reaction of many Americans after seeing it.

 

Such a thing, they said, could never happen. The writer’s words were “just bluster,” nothing to be taken seriously. Most surprisingly, they stated — honestly — that Muslims who speak of such intentions do not really mean what they say, so these threats should not be cause for concern.

 

The history of the two nations where I grew up — Iran and Syria — taught all of us there a big lesson about living in this kind of ignorance: the reality of how quickly a nation can be consumed by the philosophies of a religious state. An authoritarian and malicious regime, as exists now in Iran — the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism and brutal even to its own people — is something we cannot forget.

 

In a few centuries, in Syria, where more than 90% percent of the population were Christians, and in Iran where an overwhelming majority of citizens were Zoroastrians, the demography drastically shifted to majority-Muslim. Neither nation could have anticipated such a change.

 

While many may underestimate the radical preacher’s claims that “Soon, America Will Be Ours”, for extremist Muslims these beliefs are strongly and deeply rooted.

 

Many extremists believe that their religious desire — for a “Muslim takeover of the White House, a directive from Muhammad himself ” — is coming true in the US. Religiously speaking, for these Muslims, ruling America is Allah’s (God’s) word, a sacred promise is coming to fruition.

 

A recent survey and demographic research released by the Pew Research Center found that Muslims will soon overtake members of other religions, including Jews, as the second-largest religious group in the United States.

 

This issue should not be taken lightly. What does being the second-largest religion in a country mean? Voters impact local and national politics, swing domestic elections, elect more representatives from the same religious affiliation, are influential enough to determine who the next president of the United States may be, and change the laws of the land. All it takes is a subtle shift in power for the entire society, political system and culture of a nation to be changed.

 

The number of Muslims in the US has increased by 40% in just five years — between 2010-2015 — while in the same period the non-Muslim population of the US has grown by only five percent. This means that the Muslim population is growing almost eight times faster than the non-Muslim population in the US….

 

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.

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John R. Houk

© May 16, 2018

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Some Items of Interest on Islam and Middle East Troubles

 

Edited by John R. Houk

Most text embraced by brackets are by the Editor. Some source links are by the Editor. Most source links originated from original posts.

 

Compiled by Justin O. Smith

 

America Will Not Be Held Hostage


Justin Smith examines President Trump’s withdrawal from Obama’s idiotic Iran Nuke Deal as a message to Iran, perhaps North Korea and the appeasement minded EU nations that America will not be held hostage by threats of war.

 

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America Will Not Be Held Hostage

Avoiding a Dark Future

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 5/10/2018 9:44 PM

 

On Tuesday May 8, 2018, President Donald Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Weapons Deal, a bad unilateral presidential agreement and a terrible milestone of American history made by his predecessor, and it was great to see President Trump making this strong and definitive decision, for a number of reasons that all bear on our national security. He made the right and the only sound decision, especially in light of recent revelations, that the Iranians had never stopped pursuing their nuclear weapons, as promised, and, in defiance of our European allies and escalating tensions with Iran, he walked away from a promise made by Obama and not the American people.

 

Last month during an address from the Israeli Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced to the world, “Tonight I’m here to tell you one thing. Iran lied — big time.”

 

Shorabad District of Iran. photo 8-27-17

 

Netanyahu continued and revealed Israeli Intelligence had acquired 100,000 files and 55,000 Iranian documents, from the Shorabad District of Iran, which exhibited Iran was still continuing with its nuclear weapons program, referred to as Amad, despite the 2015 deal it made with Obama and the international community. Both Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, and President Hassan Rouhani lied when they said Iran had no interest in nuclear weapons.

 

The White House stated on April 30th: “These facts are consistent with what the United States has long known: Iran had a robust, clandestine nuclear weapons program that it has tried and failed to hide from the world … “.

 

From day one, I admonished Congress and the American people not to place any trust in anything the Iranian Mullahs had to tell us or any agreement entered with them. I noted that the International Atomic Energy Commission didn’t even know about Iran’s pursuit of nukes for twenty years. Even between 2000 and 2004, when many sources stated Iran was pursuing nukes, Iran denied it, until it came out in 2004, whereupon they still denied it. And don’t forget too that former IAEA Director General Mohamed El Baradei, a Muslim Brotherhood agent and sympathizer, hid Iran’s nuclear progress right through 2007, with him and Iran denying it all along.

 

Failing to account for Iran’s corrupt nature was one of the more stupid and serious flaws in Obama’s deal, since history has shown the Mullahs of Iran are bad faith actors, malevolent and evil, and they cannot be trusted to negotiate anything honestly. And flawed deals like this one have exacted a heavy price from the world, as witnessed in 1938 and Neville Chamberlain’s “peace for our time”.

 

When the Grand Fool Barack Obama, his Court Jester John Kerry and former Ambassador to the U.N Samantha Powers speak as though Obama alleviated the possibility of Iran’s nuclear program, they are outright lying. The deal explicitly allowed the Iranian nuclear program to move full steam ahead unrestrained by any international consequences.

 

This terrible Iran Nuclear Deal, which I wrote about in detail in 2015 in ‘Obama’s Dismal Legacy’ and ‘Iran and Nuclear Terrorism’, gave Iran $150 billion that it has used to continue its ongoing campaign of terror in Yemen and Syria, through Houthis and Hezbollah proxies, and its funding of Hamas terrorists in Gaza, while its Mullahs continue on with the development of long-range ballistic missiles; and, just days ago, they burned a paper American flag, as they chanted “Death to America.” All of this has come by way of Barack Obama’s failed Middle East policies, which further enabled the hell now flourishing.

 

Iran Lawmakers burn paper U.S. Flag chant Death to America

 

Since at least 2006, myself and many others have been warning about Iran and Hezbollah’s growing presence and influence in both the Triangle Area of South America and the Northern Triangle of Central America. On May 8th, my friend, Judith Bergman gave an important advance warning:

 

According to Emmanuel Ottolenghi, speaking at the April hearing on Iran’s global terrorism networks: ‘A survey of cases prosecuted against Hezbollah operatives in the past two decades shows that the terror group remains a threat to the security of the U.S. homeland and the integrity of its financial system. Iran and Hezbollah sought to carry out high casualty attacks against U.S. targets multiple times. Additionally, they built networks they used to procure weapons, sell drugs, and conduct illicit financial activities inside the United States.'”

 

Just imagine the horror they will unleash, if Iran achieves a fully capable nuclear weapon. Does anyone believe that given the chance, these terrorists won’t smuggle nukes into America and detonate them?

 

Criticizing Obama’s Iran Nuclear Deal as “weak” and “insane”,  President Trump stated in part: “The Iran deal is defective at its core … America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail. We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction, and we will not allow a regime that chants ‘Death to America’ to gain access to the most deadly weapons on Earth.”

 

Shortly afterwards, National Security Advisor John Bolton stated that all U.S. sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear weapons program, that had been lifted, were now back in effect. “We’re out of the deal. Right now. We’re out of the deal” Bolton said.

 

It’s a complex and dangerous game unfolding, and the longer it continues, the more dangerous it gets for America. Despite progress with North Korea and the release of three Americans,  do not expect either North Korea or Iran to really abandon their nuclear weapons program. They’re fully out in the open now with these programs, and they both are nearly completely finished with the technological tweaking necessary to build a full arsenal of nuclear weapons; and, they both worked together on their programs out of a mutual hatred of the United States, aided and abetted at different points by both China and Russia. And the day after President Trump’s announcement, Iranian missiles rained down on both Israel and Saudi Arabia.

 

Look for one of these rogue nations to deliver a nuke or two to some rabid Islamic terrorist group, or even some crazed commie Antifa bastard, in one or more U.S. cities over the next decade, so they can have plausible deniability, when an American city goes poof in a blinding nuclear flash and a 300 mile per hour radiation laden aftershock. This is the biggest factor that should demand the United States and her leaders move forcefully to remove both the North Korean and the Iranian regimes from power, even if it means reducing their nations to glass to achieve this end.

 

President Trump’s withdrawal from this bad deal is moving America closer to recovering its moral character, by rebuking Obama’s bitter fruit of appeasement and ensuring the United States will not allow Iran to build an arsenal of nuclear weapons, under any circumstances. Considerably less danger exists in a preemptive strike on Iran’s and even North Korea’s nuclear facilities, all their government buildings, and all their military installations, if it proves necessary, rather than going forward with a bitter fruit that only promises a dark future filled with exponentially larger conflagrations, massive wars and chaos.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

All source links are by the Editor except Justin’s link to Dr. Emmanuel Ottolenghi quote in the 40-page PDF entitled, “State Sponsors of Terrorism: An Examination of Iran’s Global Terrorism Network” dated 4/17/18.

 

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Minassian Not an Islamic Terrorist but an Incel Terrorist?


John R. Houk

© April 26, 2018

 

Alek Minassian is the Toronto Massacre perpetrator of the April 23 crime that killed 10 and harmed at least 13 others when he ran a rented van through a crowd of people.

Many Conservatives and Counterjihad pundits speculated Minassian’s motive looked awfully like Islamic Terrorism because the act itself had all the fingerprints of past Islamic attacks against non-Muslims globally.

 

BUT it appears Minassian is of an Armenian descent and Armenians in their own republic are like 96% (or more) Christian. Also, a perusal of Minassian’s history indicates a bit of mental illness connected to autism or Asperger’s disease which witnesses would tell you they noticed odd behavior from childhood, secondary school and in time at a college and even a short stint in the Canadian army. (A good source on this break down is the National Post which I will cross post later)

 

Minassian’s murder motive may have been related to a movement he joined that congregates a group of dissatisfied men who can’t satisfy their lust with women. Those dissatisfied men call themselves a part of the “Incel” Movement or Rebellion – Incel as in “Involuntary Celibacy”.  The Incel topic is something I’ll address in a later post.

 

Due the immense similarity to Islamic Terrorism it is worth cross posting some insights by Paul Sutliff about the Islamic Terrorist tactic of motor vehicle mass murder. A tactic that Minassian may have caused some Islamic jealousy and a probable uptick perpetrated by Muslim terrorists.

 

JRH 4/26/18

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Why are Jihadi Vehicle Attacks Growing?

 

 

By Paul Sutliff

April 23, 2018

Paul Sutliff on Civilization Jihad

 

Introduction
This article comes from a paper I wrote as part of my studies at Henley-Putnam University. Because of today’s attack in Toronto, Canada, I am publishing parts of the paper here in hopes law enforcement and others will make use of it.

 

  1. Islamic Speeches that can be deemed contributory towards an attack

 

MEMRI.org posted a video and transcript 6473 of a February 2, 2018 sermon given by Imam Mohamed Moussa gave a sermon at the North Hudson Islamic Center in New Jersey that called on Islamic teachers to be mindful of what they say in sermons and schools that could be deemed incitement to violence[1]. According to his biography on the Graduate Theological Foundation Mohamad Moussa is the President of the Tri-State Imams Council, and is the Secretary General of Manara Institute. The importance of this call by Dr. Mohamad Moussa, is that it is a public recognition that a problem exists in mosques across the United States of Imams using rhetoric that can be deemed as inciting to violence. Dr. Mohamad Moussa is not alone in his recognition of this. MEMRI published a video and transcript in 2015 of Imam Tareq Yousef Al-Masri who addressed the most recent terror attack in Paris as he spoke in the Brooklyn Oulel-Albab Mosque on January 9th of 2015. In this sermon Yousef states:

 

Let us admit, without lying to ourselves, that we, the Muslims, are time bombs. When I say “we, the Muslims,” I do not mean every single Muslim, but Muslims of the religious sector are time bombs. When a sinner repents, the first thing he does is make a bomb. He blows it up and kills people. We must admit this. We cannot become immune if we do not admit this.[2]

 

While Yousef was not inciting violence he was recognizing that it does exist in mosques around the world including in the USA. Further on in the sermon, Yousef recognized who he believed were the scholars behind the violent rhetoric being spouted in mosques. This was an attempt to place a finger of blame against certain Islamic scholars while recognizing that a problem exists that needs to be addressed.

 

  1. Terrorist Propaganda of Vehicle Attacks

 

Dr. Ahmet S. Yayla (2017) wrote of the Islamic State’s “Lone Wolf’s Handbook” and its possibility for cultivating terrorist actions within the USA. Dr. Yayla shared that the fourth chapter of this handbook was entitled “The Ultimate Human Lawn Mower.” Yayla then reminded the reader that ISIS had released a music video on the use of vehicles to kill in January of 2016. Yayla noted that this chapter advised the following:

 

a. To get a large 4X4 truck and to weld knife-like metal blades on bumpers and around headlights to increase the causalities.

b. Choose the most crowded places and drive over people as fast as possible to exact the most damage.

c. Drivers are not to stop after the first hit and to keep driving over as many victims as possible.

d. Choose the routes appropriately to ensure that there would be many other victims after the initial hit.

e. These kinds of attacks should be considered as suicide missions.

f. Driver assassins are advised to have weapons if possible and fight back until the very end.

 

g. Leave a note crediting ISIS for the attack.[3]

 

Of special note here is the recommendation to acquire a larger vehicle to inflict maximum damage. Notable here is that this would likely require actors to rent vehicles. In Western society, a truck with knives protruding would likely be a target of law enforcement before any damage could be inflicted, this may account for a lack of reports of such vehicles in terror attacks.

 

a. Historical Usage of Vehicle Attacks

 

When I originally was working on this article as a paper for Henley-Putnam University, an attack occurred in Germany. O’Donoghue (2018, April 07) wrote in the Daily Star that in Münster a vehicle attack was carried out resulting in the immediate death of three persons and the injuries of at least 30 others. O’Donoghue notes with as little information that she has at present, that the attack seemed to have similarities with an attack in Berlin in December of 2016 in which 12 people were killed and 48 others were injured. Traynor and Hickson (2016) described this as the attack on the Berlin Christmas Market. This attack utilized a stolen lorry. A lorry being a commercial type truck used to transport goods.

 

Helsel  (2016, August 4) wrote of a vehicle attack in France on Bastille Day, July 14. The attack claimed the lives of 85 people. The terrorist was killed. In this incident investigations revealed what that the terrorist selected his route than did what was called test runs in preparation.

 

Prokupecz, Levenson, and Gingras, B. (2017, November 06) wrote of a truck attack in New York City on October 31, 2017, which claimed the lives of 6 people with 11 being injured before the terrorist was shot but not killed. The truck was rented and a note was found near the truck giving ISIS credit for the attack.

 

Counter-Extremism Project (2018, March 16) recognized that there has been a series of vehicular terrorist related attacks documenting 36 cases since 2006, “collectively resulting in the deaths of at least 196 people and the injury of at least 1,050 others”[4]. Add in the statistics for this week and the number dead exceeds 200 while the number injured rises close to 1,100.

 

Counter-Extremism Project (CEP), documents individual terror acts. Noting the country of origin of the actors which never appears to be from within the country where the attack takes place. CEP notes that in some cases such as the attack at the Glasgow Airport on June 30, 2007 that vehicular mass was not enough and actors placed propane canisters for an intended maximum effect. This action has been seen multiple times, some of them in failed attempts, some of them seen in accidental explosions such as are described by Birnbaum, Booth, and Branigin (2017, August 17) after the Barcelona truck attack in June 2017.

 

The FBI saw truck attacks becoming a serious concern by 2010 and published “Use of Vehicle Ramming Tactics” (2010, December 13). Of special note are the indicators of a possible terror actor provided in this release. The FBI indicators are tempered with the very real possibility that “a ramming attack can be conducted with little to no warning”[5]. However, they indicators of a possible actor are only present when one or multiple indicators are given. Among the indicators shown are:

 

  • “Unusual modifications to commercial motor vehicles, heavy equipment, passenger cars, and sports utility vehicles (SUVs), such as homemade attempts to reinforce the front of the vehicle with metal plates.

 

  • The purchase, rental, or theft of large or heavy-duty vehicles or equipment, such as SUVs, trucks, or commercial motor vehicles, if accompanied by typical indicators such as nervousness during the purchase, paying in cash, or lack of familiarity with the vehicle’s operations.

 

  • Commercial motor vehicles or heavy equipment being operated erratically, at unusual times, or in unusual locations, particularly in heavy pedestrian areas.

 

  • Attempts to infiltrate closed areas where traffic usually moves, but where crowds are gathered, such as for street festivals or farmers’ markets.

 

  • A vehicle operator’s apparent unfamiliarity with commercial motor vehicle or heavy equipment operation (unable to back up; trouble with shifting; poor lane tracking; unfamiliarity with basic vehicle mechanics such as air brake operations, slack adjusters, fifth wheel operations, Jake brakes, engine type, or location of fire extinguishers and other emergency equipment)”.[6]

 

Of interest is the fourth indicator which speaks of observations of a vehicle in operation at unusual locations particularly heavy pedestrian zones. This behavior has been discovered after reviewing truck terror attacks that were committed. Celona, Fenton and Fears (2017, November 01) revealed that in the case of the New York City truck attack on October 31, 2017, security camera coverage revealed what could have been a test run and may have been multiple test runs.

 

  1. Why are Vehicle Attacks happening more often?

 

Vehicle attacks are more likely to occur because:

 

  • No affiliation with a terror group is required.

 

  • No specialized training is needed.

 

  • Planning can be brief.

 

  • Trucks and Vans are easy to rent or steal.

 

  • Little to no financial investment required.

 

  • Propaganda from the Islamic State and Al Qaeda encourage such acts.

 

  • No collaboration or consulting is required to achieve the terror attack.

 

  • Almost impossible for law enforcement to detect and prevent.

 

  • Death while committing the act requires no jail time.

 

While it is stated that it is almost impossible to detect, humans are communicative by nature. They write notes to themselves, talk to others and share what is on their mind. It is still possible that somehow, something could be known about a possible vehicle attack. Counterterrorism experts have a near impossible task to prevent all such acts.

 

END NOTES

[1] MEMRI. (2018, February 2). NJ Imam Mohamed Moussa: We Have Started a Workshop Training U.S. Imams How to Avoid Incitement and Hate Speech. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.memri.org/tv/nj-imam-mohamed-moussa-workshop-training-american-imams-to-avoid-incitement/transcript.

[2] MEMRI. (2015). Brooklyn Imam Tareq Yousef Al-Masri on Paris Terror Attacks: We Muslims Must Admit That We Are Time Bombs and We Hate Christians. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.memri.org/tv/brooklyn-imam-tareq-yousef-al-masri-paris-terror-attacks-we-muslims-must-admit-we-are-time-bombs.

[3] Yayla, A. S. (2017, July 29). ISIS Tries to Activate Amateur Attackers in the West. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2017/07/29/isis-tries-to-activate-amateur-attackers-in-the-west/..

[4] Counter-Extremism Project. (2018, March 16). Vehicles as Weapons of Terror. Retrieved April 08, 2018, from https://www.counterextremism.com/vehicles-as-weapons-of-terror.

[5] Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2010, December 13). Terrorist Use of Vehicle Ramming Tactics. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://info.publicintelligence.net/DHS-TerroristRamming.pdf.

[6] Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2010, December 13). Terrorist Use of Vehicle Ramming Tactics. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://info.publicintelligence.net/DHS-TerroristRamming.pdf.

 

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Anderson, J. W. (2006, January 31). Cartoons of Prophet Met With Outrage. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/30/AR2006013001316.html.

 

Birnbaum, M., Booth, W., & Branigin, W. (2017, August 17). Van plows into crowd in Barcelona, killing 13; second, related attempt is thwarted. Retrieved April 08, 2018, from https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/van-swerves-into-crowds-in-barcelonas-popular-las-ramblas-district/2017/08/17/01556ed2-8365-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html?utm_term=.1965ad5dad7b.

 

Celona, L., Fenton, R., & Fears, D. (2017, November 01). Probers believe terror suspect made dry runs before NYC attack. Retrieved April 09, 2018, from https://nypost.com/2017/11/01/probers-call-terror-attack-suspects-nyc-visits-dry-runs.

 

Counter-Extremism Project. (2018, March 16). Vehicles as Weapons of Terror. Retrieved April 08, 2018, from https://www.counterextremism.com/vehicles-as-weapons-of-terror.

 

DOJ. (2008, September 30). Shareef Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Foiled Plot to Bomb Shopping Mall During Holiday Season. Retrieved April 08, 2018, from https://www.justice.gov/archive/opa/pr/2008/September/08-nsd-872.html.

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2010, December 13). Terrorist Use of Vehicle Ramming Tactics. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://info.publicintelligence.net/DHS-TerroristRamming.pdf.

 

Fernandez, M., Pérez-Peña, R., & Santos, F. (2015, May 04). Gunman in Texas Shooting Was F.B.I. Suspect in Jihad Inquiry. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/us/garland-texas-shooting-muhammad-cartoons.html.

 

GTF. (2017). Shaykh Mohamed Moussa, Ph.D. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.gtfeducation.org/faculty-staff/Moussa.cfm.

 

Helsel, P. (2016, August 4). Injured Man Dies Three Weeks After France Truck Attack, Bringing Toll to 85. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/france-truck-attack/injured-man-dies-three-weeks-after-france-truck-attack-bringing-n623231.

 

Jolly, B., Trayner, D., & Hickson, A. (2016, December 20). Lorry terror nut kills 12 and injures 50 by driving truck into crowd at Berlin Xmas market. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/571672/Berlin-Christmas-market-truck-crash-Germany-disaster.

 

Kosárová, D., & Ušiak, J. (2017). The role of identity in the contemporary global terrorist movement. Politické Vedy, (4), 113-133. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1980909120?accountid=136858

 

MEMRI. (2015). Brooklyn Imam Tareq Yousef Al-Masri on Paris Terror Attacks: We Muslims Must Admit That We Are Time Bombs and We Hate Christians. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.memri.org/tv/brooklyn-imam-tareq-yousef-al-masri-paris-terror-attacks-we-muslims-must-admit-we-are-time-bombs.

 

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Minassian Not an Islamic Terrorist but an Incel Terrorist?

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Why are Jihadi Vehicle Attacks Growing?

 

Paul Sutliff 

 

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