The Evil Empire Reborn


2nd Treatise of Govt. John Locke 1689 quote

Due to limitations on free speech, telling people they must accept the foreign culture of refugees, accept Islamic Sharia in their Justice system and the governance of unelected oligarchical elites over the people; The European Union is becoming more despotic than representatively democratic. An essay by Fjordman believes this is evidence the EU is becoming the new Evil Empire.

 

U.S. President Ronald Reagan angered many in 1983 when he dubbed the Soviet Union the “evil empire.” Yet he was telling the truth. It was an Evil Empire. The European Union is the Evil Empire reborn. It increasingly resembles a political mafia, with threats and blackmail. Yet U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama actively supports the new Evil Empire. He even intervened in the British campaign in 2016 and encouraged Britain to remain in the EU. –Fjordman

 

This essay reminds me of recent posts I made on my primary blog SlantRight 2.0:

 

Multiculturalism Destroying Europe’s Culture – 6/3/16

European Union Declares War on Internet Free Speech – 6/3/16

For God, Country, Family and Queen – 6/13/16

Everything But Terrorism – 6/13/16

 

Now to the new Evil Empire.

 

JRH 6/15/16 (Hat Tip: Tundra Tabloids)

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The Evil Empire Reborn

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By Fjordman

Posted by Baron Bodissey

Posted on June 9, 2016 9:25 pm

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Modern Multicultural European Union

 

The Czech politician Vera Jourová is the European Union’s Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality in the Juncker Commission. In October 2015, Commissioner Jourová indicated that the EU will clamp down even harder on so-called “hate speech” directed against immigrants:

 

“If freedom of expression is one of the building blocks of a democratic society, hate speech on the other hand, is a blatant violation of that freedom. It must be severely punished. As some of you noted, over the past few weeks, we have witnessed a lot of solidarity towards refugees. But we have seen a surge of xenophobic hate speech. Some of you advocated enrolling the help of online intermediaries such as Google or Facebook to take down hate speech from the web. Other participants rather underlined promoting the use of counter-narratives. You also highlighted the need for clearer procedures to prosecute those who spread hate speech online. I was pleased to hear media and Internet providers’ experiences and to hear their commitment to work with us. I fully agree with you on these lines of action. As was said this morning, Internet knows no borders. I intend to bring together IT companies, business, national authorities and civil society around the table in Brussels to tackle together online hate speech.”[1]

 

These statements were not empty words. On May 31, 2016, the European Commission — the unelected “government” for over half a billion people from the Black Sea to the North Sea — together with the major companies Facebook, Twitter, YouTube (owned by Google) and Microsoft unveil a code of conduct. This includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of racism and xenophobia in Europe. EU Commissioner Vera Jourová in partnership with these major Internet companies unveiled a “code of conduct” to combat the spread of “illegal hate speech” online.[2]

 

Stalin centered in EU flagStalin Embedded in EU Flag

 

Free speech advocates have warned that the definition of “hate speech” is so vague the EU could end up with the power to get postings critical of the Brussels project removed from the Internet forever in what constitutes a “frightening path to totalitarianism”. The former UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson blasted: “It’s Orwellian. Anyone who has read 1984 sees it’s very re-enactment live.”[3] The Internet firms must work with EU officials to build a “network” of “trusted reporters” who can flag up instances of ‘hate speech’ to be removed within 24 hours. The EU’s definition of “hate speech” is so vague that it could potentially include virtually anything deemed politically incorrect by European authorities, including criticism of mass migration, Islam or even the European Union itself. The analyst Soeren Kern warns that the EU has declared war on Internet free speech.[4]

 

Free Speech Gagged - EU

EU Free Speech Gagged

 

The EU authorities have previously demonstrated that they consider so-called “Islamophobia” to constitute hate speech and racism. These new EU regulations will presumably make it even more difficult for Europeans to voice their opposition to Muslim immigration and the Islamization of their countries. American websites such as Jihad Watch or Gates of Vienna still enjoy some free speech protection from the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. If they had been based in the EU, they would now have run the risk of being banned outright. There is a chilling totalitarian impulse behind these censorship efforts.

 

While the EU clamps down harder on alleged Islamophobia, the Islamic terror threat in Europe has never been greater. Repeated attacks and Jihadist massacres in Copenhagen, Paris, Brussels and elsewhere prove this. Some of this terror threat is directly caused by the immigration policies and open borders promoted by the EU.

 

In early June 2016, a plot by the Islamic State (IS) to murder many people in Düsseldorf, Germany was revealed. A suspect in police custody has admitted to the authorities that ten Muslim terrorists were supposed to be involved in the plot to murder Europeans with bombs and guns.[5] A number of Islamic Jihadists have entered Europe as alleged “refugees” with the flow of migrants in 2015 and 2016. This is now a documented fact.

 

The massive influx of more than one million illegal immigrants in the Mediterranean in 2015 caused great internal tensions within the EU. While some came from Libya and headed towards Italy, a striking number of the predominantly Muslim migrants came in boats from the Turkish coast, heading for Greece and the rest of Europe. The authorities in the Muslim NATO country Turkey have cynically exploited this flow of migrants to squeeze concessions of out European authorities. This behavior essentially amounts to demographic warfare. It is certainly not the behavior of a friendly, supposedly allied country.

 

The European Commission has in 2016 given conditional backing for Turkish people to gain visa-free travel inside Europe’s passport-free Schengen area. Yavuz Baydar, a liberal Turkish journalist, said Turkey had all the power because it could break off the migrant deal at any moment. He said EU leaders let the Turkish government “play them like a yoyo.”[6] Turkey has taken the EU hostage, with migrants used as blackmail.

 

The EU’s ruling oligarchs indicate that millions of Muslims from Turkey may soon get easy, visa-free access to Europe.[7] In reality, the number of Muslims will probably be higher than this. Most of Turkey is geographically a part of the Middle East. The country borders Syria, Iraq and Iran. Once Turks have free access to the EU, the sale of Turkish passports and people smuggling from other Islamic countries to Europe will likely increase.

 

Turkey will soon have a larger population than Germany. Several million people of Turkish and Kurdish origins already live in Germany, plus rapidly increasing numbers of other Muslims. Hundreds of thousands of Afghans and others entered Germany just in 2015.

 

Armenian Genocide

Armenian Genocide

 

Anatolia, currently known as Turkey, was populated by Christians a thousand years ago, especially Greek-speaking Christians. Constantinople, now called Istanbul, was for centuries the largest city in Christian Europe. When Turks came from Central Asia, they began a thousand-year-long campaign of Jihad and ethnic cleansing. The result is that there are very few Christians left in Anatolia today. The genocide of Christian Armenians between 1915 and 1917 was just one part of this. A century later, Turkey still refuses to recognize the Armenian genocide.

 

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP party have largely dismantled the secular reforms instituted by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Erdogan has pushed Turkey in a more authoritarian and aggressively Islamic direction. Why do we still treat the Turks as allies? Turks have been enemies of European civilization for over a millennium, apart from a few decades during the Cold War.

 

Erdogan speech

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Speech

 

Will the EU cave in to Turkish blackmail? It is insane to pay for aid in stopping hundreds of thousands of Muslim immigrants, and in exchange for this give millions of Muslims easier access to Europe. Any rational leader would not do such a thing. Unfortunately, it has been a long time since Western European leaders acted in the rational interests of their nations. EU leaders have for years developed the habit of caving in to Muslim demands.

 

In early June 2016, British Prime Minister David Cameron said there would be a recession, years of uncertainty and weaker trade in the event of Brexit. “Add those things together — the shock impact, the uncertainty impact, the trade impact — and you put a bomb under our economy,” he said.[8] Peace in Europe could be at risk if Britain votes to leave the European Union, PM Cameron previously warned.[9]

 

Margot Wallstrom

Margot Walström

 

Apparently, if you don’t surrender your freedom to a group of bureaucrats in Brussels, all kinds of disasters and plagues will rain down from the heavens. In 2005, the Swedish EU Commissioner Margot Wallström warned Europeans that they should support the EU Constitution or risk a new Holocaust.[10]

 

Prime Ministers must stop listening so much to their voters and instead act as “full time Europeans,” according to the powerful Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Elected leaders are making life “difficult” because they spend too much time thinking about what they can get out of EU and bowing to public opinion. Mr. Juncker has warned the British people that they will be treated as “deserters” if they leave the EU.[11] That is a shockingly aggressive statement from a top EU oligarch to the citizens of a previously free nation. In most conflicts, deserters are dealt with harshly, and often executed.

 

The unelected Juncker has also publicly insulted Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, ironically calling him a “dictator.”[12] Orban defends European civilization and the interests of his own nation. That is what his supporters and free citizens elected him to do. Juncker brags about using lies and subterfuge to force further EU integration upon European citizens, whether they want this or not.[13] Jean-Claude Juncker is so arrogant and insufferable that he turns thousands of people against the EU every time he opens his mouth. If Britain leaves the EU, Mr. Juncker’s extreme arrogance and authoritarian mindset will surely have contributed to this outcome.

 

EU birds-wire & UK bird leaves

EU Birds on a Wire – UK Birds Leave

 

The ruling EU elites are afraid that a Brexit could lead to a domino effect, causing other countries to leave the EU. Almost half of all Italians would vote to leave the EU if given the opportunity, according to one poll.[14]

 

If the British vote to leave the European Union, this would be a tremendous blow to the EU. The British resisted Napoleon’s attempts at subjugation in the nineteenth century. They also led the fight against Hitler in the twentieth century. It would be perfect historical symmetry if the British dealt a crushing blow to an increasingly dangerous and totalitarian EU in the twenty-first century.

 

However, Britain is no longer the same country as it was 200 years ago, or even 50 years ago. London now has a Muslim mayor. It is increasingly hard to find an actual Englishman is the English capital city. The Great Displacement of the native population through mass immigration continues at full speed, in the UK as in the rest of Western Europe. Muslim immigrants routinely gang rape white girls in towns across England. In a healthy Britain, the campaign to leave the EU should have won by a landslide.

 

I have spent a lot of time analyzing the EU. Whatever hopes I might have had in the early 1990s that it was a positive project have long since evaporated. A decade ago, my conclusion was that the organization is flawed beyond repair.[15] Perhaps the EU will be remembered as the alleged “peace project” that once again plunged Europe into conflict. This was my view already before the debt crisis in the Eurozone, and before the more recent migration crisis. Since then, things have deteriorated even further. The EU actively causes tensions within the North and South, East and West of Europe.

 

Africa is projected to grow with over one billion people in the coming 30 years. That is more than twice the population of the entire European Union today. If the Islamic world and Africa were to send a quarter of a billion migrants to Europe merely in the next decade, the population of these regions would still continue to grow. The EU responds to this unsustainable population explosion at its southern doorstep by making it easier to migrate from African countries to Europe.[16]

 

EU Flat Line

Flat Line EU

 

Europe has probably never throughout its entire, turbulent history been weaker than in the early decades of the twenty-first century. Europe is now the sick man of the world. Other countries can simply dump their failed cultures and unsustainable population growth in our lands.

 

The EU elites act in a nearly dictatorial manner. They ignore widespread popular opposition and open the continent up for millions of Muslims. The same EU elites want to punish formerly independent European nation states that refuse to take in Muslim immigrants.[17]This happens at a time when a disturbing number of immigrants harass Europeans in their own streets or plot murderous attacks in various European cities.

 

Forcing Muslims on European local communities while Muslims harass Europeans is not merely wrong. It is evil.

 

U.S. President Ronald Reagan angered many in 1983 when he dubbed the Soviet Union the “evil empire.” Yet he was telling the truth. It was an Evil Empire. The European Union is the Evil Empire reborn. It increasingly resembles a political mafia, with threats and blackmail. Yet U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama actively supports the new Evil Empire. He even intervened in the British campaign in 2016 and encouraged Britain to remain in the EU.[18]

 

EU Skull Dragon

EU Skull Dragon

 

The EU has become the anti-European Union, a cultural wrecking ball that is destroying European civilization. Through a toxic mix of stupidity, cowardice, lust for power and ideological fanaticism, European ruling elites promote suicidal immigration policies that are destabilizing much of the European continent. The organization does not solve any of Europe’s fundamental problems. It makes some of them worse, and adds new ones.

 

Of the EU’s key institutions, the European Parliament is the only one that is directly elected by the peoples of Europe. Current Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) should get paid for the period in which they have been elected, but not more. All institutions of the EU should be formally dismantled and abolished as soon as possible. That includes the European Commission, the European Council, the Council of the European Union, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Central Bank and the European Court of Auditors.

 

Europeans need to get rid of the EU, before the EU inflicts irreparable damage on European civilization.

 

Notes:

 

  • eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-5765_en.htm European Commission — Speech Commissioner Jourová ‘s concluding remarks at the Colloquium on Fundamental Rights — Tolerance and respect: Living better together. Brussels, 2 October 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blog Editor: a bit of info on Fjordman

 

Info from when Fjordman’s anonymity was exposed due to the Norwegian terrorism of Anders Breivik:

 

… Among other studies Fjordman has been an anti-Jihadist writer warning of the dark side of the religion Islam. …

 

 

At any rate the man I consider one of the most scholarly of non-Muslim intellectuals willing to shed political correctness is being scrutinized by the Norwegian police for inciting Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik to execute his Norwegian Massacre.

 

 

Breivik put together this 1500 page or so manuscript of which very little was actually original. Breivik borrowed from numerous notable anti-Jihadist writers to extrapolate a warped vision of Crusader Christians modeled after his interpretation of the Knights Templar. Breivik’s warped version of Christianity was to be the uniting symbolism to bring in a New European Order that would force Muslim immigrants to leave. The problem with Breivik’s New European Order was his plan adopted terrorist tactics against the ruling elite or to make the ruling elite to look bad to inspire ordinary Europeans to rise up to throw Liberal-Multiculturalist ruling elites out. Thus Norway experienced the slaughter of seventy or so Norwegians of young and old as part of a plan to terrorize the New European Order into existence.

 

 

I learned in an Andrew Bostom article that the police interviewed and confiscated his computer. It looks to me like the persecution of free speech is beginning to take on a police state motif in Norway. Hmm … It could be Breivik’s massacre might actually lead to a test of free speech between free speech limiting Multiculturalists and the few Liberty-minded European Conservatives that exist. …

 

The one tragedy you should be aware before you read about Fjordman interviews with the police and a Norwegian media outlet is that Fjordman is no longer an anonymous writer. Because of police investigations Fjordman gave an interview to Verdans Gang in which he publicly reveals his actual name believing the police investigation would eventually reveal it anyway.

 

MY Literary hero Fjordman is Peder Jensen. —Fjordman the Victim

  8/11/11

 

Another SlantRight post:

 

 

The writer and author Peder Are Nøstvold Jensen, better known as Fjordman, is a European treasure and a near extinct rarity unfortunately. I have admired and followed him for many years.

 

He’s been an inspiration to me personally as a writer and essayist. In fact, his book Defeating Eurabia was the catalyst for my own book No Apologies which will be released on Amazon for the Kindle this spring.

 

Fjordman has paid the price for having the courage to stand up for what is right and true. It is incredible, that in today’s Europe, one can hardly dare to stand up ones culture and country without undergoing intense scrutiny, harassment, and sometimes even persecution from the authorities. Not to mention risking death at the hands of the Muslims hordes who those same authorities have allowed to overrun the borders and flood the continent in their millions.

 

 

… After the 2011 Norway attacks by Anders Behring Breivik (see Is Anders Behring Breivik the Nordic Che Guevara?) Peder was ‘outed’ as Fjordman (a dangerous thing in Europe), lost his job, came under intense scrutiny from the government, and had his personal computer confiscated by the police. He is currently in exile from his native Norway and has paid the price for speaking out for the truth.

 

… — Meet Fjordman: Europe’s Most Infamous Anti-Islamist Writer; By DAVE THE SAGE; 2/11/15

 

Report: ISIS head killed in bombing


Israel National News (Arutz Sheva 7) is reporting today that an airstrike has taken out ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. I pray INN is correct!

 

JRH 6/14/16

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Report: ISIS head killed in bombing

US-led coalition reportedly dropped bomb that killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of ISIS.

 

By Matt Wanderman

First Publish: 6/14/2016, 12:55 PM

Israel National Nation

 

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – Reuters

 

The US-led coalition against ISIS has reportedly killed the terror group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

 

The Mirror reports that a news agency linked to ISIS released a statement noting: “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed by coalition air strikes on Raqqa on the fifth day of Ramadan.” Raqqa is located in Syria.

 

Last week, an Iraqi TV station shared claims that Baghdadi had been wounded in a bombing.

 

Colon Chris Garver, a spokesperson for the international coalition, acknowledged that he had heard rumors of Baghdadi’s death, but he has “nothing to confirm this at this time”.

 

Baghdadi built up a strong reputation for secrecy. There are few known pictures of him and rumors regularly circulate regarding his whereabouts.

 

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Everything But Terrorism


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This is an extraordinary essay by Ari Bussel. I typically like to provide some kind of summary of a submitted essay, report or exposé. To do so here would turn into another essay.

 

I’ll try a few words though. Ari tackles Western political correctness in relation to being blind toward Islamic terrorism AND this blindness extends to Israel which tackles Islamic terrorism with a higher intensity than the West. The Western blindness tends to criticize Israel as the perpetrator and giving a pass to Palestinian Islamic terrorists due to the lie that Arab-Muslims are the true indigenous people of some mythical Palestine. A Palestine that really never existed until after WWI. A Palestine that the West viewed as much as a land of Jews as a land of Arabs (of which a majority of those Arabs immigrated to get jobs by repatriated Western Jews). Here’s as good an essay teaser as any:

 

A day will come when we all – Muslims and non-Muslims alike – see that there is no difference between Daesh, Muslim Brotherhood, Wahhabism and the Iranian Supreme Global Caliphate.  They all want to establish the same rule where non-Muslims are subjugated to Muslims–Ari Bussel

 

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Everything But Terrorism

 

By Ari Bussel

Sent: 6/12/2016 10:24 PM

 

Early Sunday morning in Los Angeles, the news broke about 20 dead in Orlando. Hours later it would turn out to be 50 dead in a gay club, perpetrator happens to have a Muslim name.  Speculations range, “is it a hate crime?”  Clearly it cannot be a “Terrorist attack;” this we know to be an absolute truth, and facts must not confuse us.

 

Since we are practically forbidden from using the word “Terrorism” in the same context as “Islam,” we normally revert to “workplace violence,” the term favored by US President Obama.  To make the term more suitable to the location, let us replace it with “drinking-place violence” (those inside just happened not to be “straight,” thus the entire episode is more comprehensible, open to more suggestions) and continue with our daily lives.

 

President Obama believes that every act of terrorism, when the perpetrators shout “Allah u Akbar” (God is Great), is simply carried out by a deranged individual and there is no overlap between it and the great religion of peace spreading its tentacles, aiming to reach global domination.

 

Just days earlier, at the center of Tel Aviv, at a location somewhat like the Grove in Los Angeles, two cousins sat at a restaurant chain to drink coffee.  Two attractive young men, they were very well dressed, some say “disguised,” indistinguishable from any other Israeli there.

 

“Drinking-place violence” happens everywhere it seems.  Apparently the two cousins did not want to pay, for instead they took out guns and started shooting, murdering four, wounding six others.

 

Perpetrators:  Muslim.

 

Victims:  Jewish/Israelis.  Score (in casualties):  0:10. Real score (Islam: West):  1:0 (enemies of the West having the upper hand).  But clearly this has nothing to do with the act.  Or does it?

 

It will be later learned the two cousins planned something much bigger, the ten casualties being negligible in comparison to the actual forecast.

 

How are the two instances connected?  They both happened during the holy-to-Muslims month of Ramadan.  Also, they both targeted the most hated:  Jews in Israel and gays in America.

 

In mosques the world over, including in Israel and the USA, Islamic clergies call to cleanse the world and promise 72 virgins in heaven to anyone bold enough to carry the act.  In Gaza and Judea and Samaria, young Muslims are trained at summer camps how to bring death and mayhem (stubbing, using rifles, exploding themselves and other like heroic tasks).

 

In the internet, young Western disciples are recruited en masse.  They go via Turkey to Syria and Iraq for training, and if they do not die there, they return to their home countries to carry out “courageous” acts against the Infidels (non-believers).  During Ramadan, such acts get an extra significance of Jihad (holy-war), filled with utter and pure devotion, adorned with splashing red, hot human blood sacrifice.

 

In Iran gays are hung on trees or tall poles.  In Gaza they are executed or thrown off rooftops.  In the Palestinian Authority, children were brought to Arafat to fulfill his every craving and desire.  Prohibited (like liquor), but consumed nonetheless.

 

Old Faithful

 

Now, let us turn to the way the script is played.  In Israel, Israelis gather around, burying the dead the same day or the next (Jews must bury their dead immediately), and as painful as it might be, normalcy is restored.

 

Many go out to the same restaurant, to show support, to show we are not afraid – that life must not be interrupted or corrupted by Muslim terrorists who are influenced by Daesh or Palestinian ideology.

 

The world immediately warns Israel to show restraint, not to over-react (any reaction by Israel other than licking its wounds and retracting out of sight is considered by the world an “over-reaction”).  Moreover, when Israel decides that the extended family of the terrorists has forfeited its privileges to go to work in Israel, the world went berserk.  How dares Israel?  She must be (and thus is) immediately condemned for “collective punishment.”  Plans are formulated to sue Israel in the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

 

The privilege of being treated with respect and trust is not a right-by-virtue.  Why would Israel allow those who plot to murder her citizens to come and work in Israel?  It is clearly not an obligation; rather it – and participation in civilized society – must be earned.

 

Thus, Israel is hit by a terrorist attack, then the world stands around and spits at the wounded victim, kicks her, shouts vulgarities and threats, enjoying her misery, stubbing Israel again and again, exactly where it hurts.

 

For instance, France, itself the target of repeated “civilized” attacks and constant “discourse” with the Islamists and Daesh, is applying pressure on Israel to come to peace with her enemies – the brainwashed terrorists – by giving land and numerous other concessions.  The French see it as a quest for peace.  Israel knows it is a definite way to commit suicide.

 

The same should work very well if applied toward France:  Just accept what the Islamists want – Sharia law in France; women covered from head to toe; women as second class citizens, whose husbands are allowed and taught how to maltreat them, use them as a punching bag and blame them for their own indiscretions; the utter elimination of Christ and Christianity and the obliteration of any history (from books to Churches, forts to museums, archeology to artwork).

 

To the world, there is no terrorism ever happening in Israel, for Jewish blood is of no consequence or concern.  Whatever happens and however it happens, Israel is always found guilty in the court of international opinion.

 

The American Version

 

In the United States, there is a different script, yet no less familiar.  Even before all the facts are known, CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations – calling itself “the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization” – immediately “condemned the deadly shooting spree at a nightclub that left at least 20 people dead.”

 

It has become a standard reaction to quickly “hold a news conference with leaders of the Muslim community and interfaith representatives to condemn the deadly shooting spree.”  A Jewish Rabbi, Christian Father and other clergy people are kept on standby for that exact purpose.

 

In short, a photo-op and hollow lip service, even before all the facts are known.  Facts that turn out to indicate with absolute certainty that the terrorism act was perpetrated in the name of Islam; but let us not be confused with facts.

 

So quick CAIR is at organizing these “We Condemn” conferences that something smells rotten.  Why would CAIR be so quick to preempt, every time, and why is it that the perpetrators in these instances always turn out to be Muslim who invoked Allah’s name as they went on a murdering spree?

 

The “We Condemn” conferences are sprinkled-to-saturation with lots of “no one is listening to us” and “we do not get enough news coverage which we rightfully deserve” and mixed with pointing the finger at society at large: “We are unfairly and unjustly targeted because we are Muslim!”  “Americans so easily hate us!”  “So many people are Islamophobes!”  And then the best follows with haste: “We must be protected!  The Federal Government should immediately step up protection!”

 

While CAIR has become accustomed at immediately convening news conferences and pointing the finger at non-Muslims, the Administration usually waits a short while longer, say another twenty minutes to an hour, and then a grim face President Obama tells the nation that Muslims are persecuted, unjustly targeted and suffer immensely for no fault of their own.

 

The President warns, “let us not rush to judgment,” apologizes to the Muslims, defending their motives and blaming America and Americans.  His other favorite excuse: “there are too many weapons,” leaving us thinking: “Maybe we should scrap the Second Amendment!”  He is, before all, a legal expert, a professor of law and a self-proclaimed “Constitutional-law professor.”

 

Following Obama’s logic, the perpetrators become the victims, and the victims soon will have a known complex (Stockholm Syndrome) of identifying with the terrorists, justifying their actions, understanding their motives, feeling sorry for them; blaming ourselves for what we have just endured.

 

How Can We Tell?

The two back-to-back incidents highlight a growing threat to the Western World: homegrown terrorism.

 

In Israel, due to the “popular so-called ‘non-violent’ uprising” of those determined to destroy Israel, Israelis are now accustomed to extra security: Entering a bank, restaurant, night club, major shopping center or university necessitates going through security (likely better than our own TSA at the airports, shown time and again to be less than effective).

 

For the past nine months, the Israeli laboratory has been trying to comprehend and offer solutions to a new phenomenon:  The so-called “individualist-terrorist.”  A 14 year old.  A 21 year old.  Male.  Female.  Children on a mission.  Two cousins like last week’s terror attack.  All supposedly unrelated, uncoordinated and seemingly justified as a no-other-choice-reaction to great grievances.

 

Except there is a very clear common denominator:  All perpetrated by Muslims who have been brainwashed that murdering Jews would warrant their afterlife in heaven with 72 virgins.  Promised an eternal glory for them and their families.  Taught at summer camps, soccer fields and classrooms this is the way to go, a life worth living.  A small sacrifice relative to the immense injustice done to their “people.”

 

Israel still has not formulated the manner by which to respond to this terrorism.  The solution stares in Israel’s face, yet she refuses to take the necessary steps.  Perpetrators are not the victims, and terrorism in not a “non-violent uprising.”   Even in the US of A, we understand the difference between “free speech” and “hate speech” and have laws in place designed to protect us against the latter.

 

When Muslim leaders in Israel call to “quench the land’s thirst with Jewish blood,” they must be silenced.  Free speech that has long turned into hate speech, yet is allowed from the loudspeakers of mosques (including Al Aqsa in Al Quds – i.e. from the top of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel), from the podium of the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament), via official radio, TV, internet and print journalism, must be stopped.

 

For Israel to regain its calm and her enemies their human sanity, the hate fire must be put out.  Until it is done, the “Intifada by Individuals” (“Blood Symphony”) will continue unabated.  12 year olds will use knives to stab 80 year old women or kids their own age, Israel will be blamed and the so-called “Palestinians” will glorify these acts of madness and cowardliness as “Holy Jihad!”

 

Outside the Laboratory

 

Outside of Israel, the problem is two-fold: First, there is no security other than at the airports.  Profiling is prohibited.  Terminology is convoluted not to offend the touchy souls of Muslims.  We are simply not used to face constant terrorism or set up to fight it.

 

Second, the terrorists are more and more of the “homegrown” type.  They look like any other person, speak without any accent, travel freely, claim rights they do not deserve and go out on the attack.
So were the doctors in Glasgow.  Belgian, French, Swedish, Finnish, Dutch, German and so many others.  Homegrown Muslim Terrorists.  Even in Israel, the two terrorists were not only dressed up nicely – they looked like two attractive young men in their early 20s, not much different than any other Middle-Eastern Israeli!

 

Israel is the laboratory where everything is being tried and experimented.  From Israel, it is then exported the world over, and the world awaits Israel’s solutions and medicine to stop the spread.

 

CAIR and MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council), so quick to proclaim Islamic terrorism having nothing to do with Islam, are mysteriously silent in condemning and as usual very quick at pointing a blaming hand when it comes to terrorism against Israel.  This was the case, for instance, when MPAC’s president Salam Al-Marayati, spoke earlier this year in Los Angeles about “the struggle against global terrorism,” “from San Bernardino to Brussels, Israel excluded.”

 

Like CAIR and MPAC, during the Second Intifada, Muslim clergy in the West and throughout the Arab world said not a word about the constant terrorist attacks in Israel.  Until the same “homicide bombing” (strapping oneself with explosives mixed with bolts, tainted blood, etc., and exploding in the midst of people while shouting in deepest reverence: “Allah u Akbar!”) was carried out in Jordan at a wedding.  Then the entire Islamic clergy woke up to speak against it.

 

How capable are the Muslim loudmouths, how sleek and appeasing?  They are “against Terrorism,” but “terrorism” against Jews is not “Terrorism!”  Alas, what is good in a Jewish wedding is equally as effective in a Muslim wedding.  After all, the Jewish forefathers are still believed to be Muslim prophets.

 

In a Minefield

This, indeed, brings us to the true essence of fighting terrorism.  Often, one is warned not to write about Muslims and Islam.  I am often told, as if I do not know: “You cannot – must not – generalize.”  “There are many good Muslims.”  “You have Muslim friends who are good people!”

 

Beyond just “political correctness,” there is the issue of danger.  Write, draw a lame cartoon or talk about Islam in a manner not acceptable to Muslims, and you bring great danger to your life.

 

Non-Muslims, as a general rule, are not allowed to talk about Islam other than with the utmost reverence.  Anything short of that is blasphemy and is punishable by death.  There are some very famous examples, from the Danish Cartoons to Charlie Hebdo in Paris.  Salman Rushdie, Theo van Gogh, Geert Wilders, Ayaan Hirsi Ali.  Meir Kahane, Rehavam Ze’evi.
And in between political correctness and beheading or death-by-some-other-gruesome-manner, there is being called “Islamophobe,” “Extremist” and other such pearls of modern-day-wisdom.

 

The Future

 

Thus we return to the back-to-back terrorist attacks in Israel and the USA.  Both perpetrated by Muslims.  In both instances, the perpetrators subscribe to an Islamic-Global-Caliphate ideology – a geopolitical movement on the rise, not a religion, or maybe a death-cult masquerading as a religion.

 

If Israel and the USA try to find internal blame, the terror has succeeded twice:  Once for planting fear in our minds and daily lives, bringing them to a stop.  And again for shaping our future behavior, conditioning us to accept Islam as being superior and untouchable and to fear being critical as we are with any other religion.

 

Fear is highly contagious.  For those not understanding its grip, try to answer how is Daesh so successful controlling vast populations of people.  Look at the Yazikis, the Iraqis, Egyptians, Iranians and Gazans.  Fear’s hold is gripping-to-stand still, it freezes the person, preventing any action.

 

A day will come when Muslims in droves will stand and speak out.  They will be silent no more.  They will do so equally whether the victims are Jewish, gay, American, Saudi or Jordanian.

 

The day is still far, far away, for at present, nothing that happens to Jews in Israel, France, South America or elsewhere in the world amounts to “terrorism,” and so none of these attacks is ever included in the long list of terrorist attacks – from the UK to France to Spain, Malaysia and Indonesia and onward around the world – all in the name of “Allah u Akbar.”

 

A day will come when those speaking for American Muslims will stop blaming everyone else and treating themselves as victims.  They do not cooperate when the authorities come to investigate.  Quite on the contrary, they have lawyers ready to sue for “violations of their civil rights.”  Buy they tell us they will freely report any “odd behavior” that leads to terrorism.

 

They constantly cry foul to the Administration and demand that doctors and others on “humanitarian” missions via Turkey to Syria and beyond not be stopped or questioned.  (Daesh is quite “humanitarian,” when burning live people, executing, raping or mutilating and definitely when selling children and women for slavery.)

 

A day will come when we all – Muslims and non-Muslims alike – see that there is no difference between Daesh, Muslim Brotherhood, Wahhabism and the Iranian Supreme Global Caliphate.  They all want to establish the same rule where non-Muslims are subjugated to Muslims.

 

Rise, my Muslim friends, rise and take action.  Speaking out selectively radiates insincerity.  For terrorism is one and the same, whether applied toward a Jew, a Christian, a Muslim or any other person.  Rise and be true to your words, so that we can start believing what you say.  Overlapping faith and action will offer you protection as well, for else, you may find yourselves in Pastor Martin Niemöller’s poem – dead too.

 

Why should Muslims care?  Because if they do not subscribe the particular version that sees itself superior and happens to be most gruesome, thus having the upper hand, they will find their fate is the same as that of the “Pigs and Apes” (Jews and Christians and all other non-believers) “People of the Book.”

 

Hamas, for instance, that exists to bring about the destruction of the Jewish State of Israel (as is prominently featured in its Charter and daily actions) has agreed for a temporary cessation of hostilities due to the real threat of Daesh.  (Apparently Israel has some uses after all.)

 

For those that supreme ideologies and races sound familiar, there is a reason.  All that is necessary is to look at our history books at what happened some 75 years ago.  And for those who are skeptical at the comparison, be assured that in addition to six million Jews who were methodologically exterminated (including more than a million children), there were many other non-desirables (gays, gypsies, political opponents and tens of millions others who did not subscribe to the Arian race, the Japanese superiority, etc.).

 

And a day will come when common sense will return to govern.  Muslims will be treated with respect rather than suspicion, like any other minority, because they deserve it, because they had removed the cancer from within.  And respect and trust will have to be earned, not demanded and taken at will.

 

Until such time, we had another work-place violence.  The perpetrator’s Muslim name has nothing to do with the act of crime.  Muslims must be protected, for they are just the victims.  We are all at fault, for we hate Muslims with a vengeance.  And in condemning what took place, we must equate it with everything else that takes place around the world (first and foremost:  Israel is guilty!).

 

People are murdered, and life goes on.  Paris.  Tel Aviv.  Orlando.  It will continue until Israel finds a cure.  Then a new cycle-of-violence will be unleashed, more horrible than before.

 

At least we can rest assured that the world’s laboratory is hard at work, never sleeping nor slumbering.  Israel is the guard on the walls protecting the world, although at the moment, these walls seem to be ready to fall down.

 

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Ari Bussel wrote for Muslim World Today, during the life of the publication, and served as the paper’s foreign correspondent in Israel.

 

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BREAKING: Gowdy Releases Report Proving Dem Insiders Obstructed Benghazi Investigation


House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., talks with the news media before walking to a hearing room to hear testimony from Jake Sullivan,  former Hillary Clinton aide during her tenure as Secretary of State, before a House panel on the Benghazi investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. A day after questioning a former top aide to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton behind closed doors, the House committee investigating the deadly Benghazi attacks is taking testimony from another member of Clinton's inner circle in closed session.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., talks with the news media before walking to a hearing room to hear testimony from Jake Sullivan, former Hillary Clinton aide during her tenure as Secretary of State, before a House panel on the Benghazi investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. A day after questioning a former top aide to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton behind closed doors, the House committee investigating the deadly Benghazi attacks is taking testimony from another member of Clinton’s inner circle in closed session. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

No surprise here. Dem members of the House Benghazi Select Committee obstructed its Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy and fellow GOP members from getting at the truth concerning the Islamic terrorist Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012.

 

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From the very moment of its inception, Democrat members of the House Benghazi Select Committee have worked to sabotage, subvert and otherwise obstruct the committee’s efforts to discover the truth of what happened that fateful night of Sept. 11, 2012, in Libya.

 

Now that the committee’s work is drawing near a close after two years, with chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., promising to release a final report soon, the Democrat members are demanding a bigger role in the drafting of the report.

 

But Gowdy, though “mildly amused” at this latest bid by the Democrats, is not surprised that they would make one last gasp at upending his report. He let them know how he felt in a scathing letter sent this weekend to the top committee Democrat, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings.

 

According to The Hill, the seven-page, 1,800-plus word letter laid bare the numerous documented incidents of the Democrat members’ obstruction of the committee’s investigation, led by the “serial leaker” Cummings himself.

 

Gowdy, who tenacious style of investigating and interviewing witnesses has earned him the nickname “The Bulldog,” wrote that the Democrats “have spent far more time writing letters, selectively leaking material, and spreading mischaracterizations than you have actually participating in this investigation.”

 

Nevertheless, “Despite your efforts to undermine and obstruct our fact-centered work, rest assured all members of the committee will have the opportunity to review the report and offer changes in a manner consistent with the rules of the House,” Gowdy promised.

 

The report and accompanying evidence and transcripts would be released shortly after that, at which point the American people would be able to make up their own minds about exactly what happened in Benghazi.

 

“This investigation has uncovered new information that will change how the public views what happened before, during, and after the attacks in Benghazi,” Gowdy wrote. “Despite your best efforts to prevent it from happening, actually talking to eyewitnesses and actually accessing relevant documents has produced new information… It took longer than I wanted, but we are finally going to be able to answer questions left unanswered by previous investigations.”

 

You can read the entire letter right here.

 

It has been clear from the start that the Democrats assigned to the committee had the sole purpose of obstructing the investigation and protecting the legacy of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In this, they have seen some success over the past couple years, but have ultimately failed in that task.

 

Gowdy was absolutely right to call out Cummings and the other Democrats for their deliberate efforts at stymieing the investigation he has been leading, exposing their subterfuge for the American public to see.

 

Hopefully, the final report will be released soon, so we can put the sorry history of the Benghazi attack and its Democrat coverup to rest once and for all.

 

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Funding Hamastan


Bloody Hamas Handout Demand toon

It is horrendously amazing how many Western NGOs, Western governments (via official government agencies) and the international bureaucratic apparatuses of the United Nations support the Islamic terrorist organizations of Hamas and the Palestine Authority (really controlled by the PLO [HERE, HERE and HERE). Hamas and the PA are nothing more Jew-Hatred organizations committed to the destruction of the Jewish Homeland and Jews in general. They are murderous cowards hoodwinking Multiculturalist power-brokers to unwittingly (or maybe even wittingly) to support the evil of murderous Jihad.

 

Rachel Ehrenfeld exposes this money trail of Western Jihad supporters which sadly includes American taxpayers due to the sympathies of Obama’s Left Wing Administration.

 

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Funding Hamastan

 

By Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld

May 16th, 2016 9:18PM

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Since 1987, the Gaza-based terror group has kept itself in the international spotlight through acts of violence against the Jewish State of Israel. It was designated as terrorist by the Unites States in 1997. In 2006, under the guise of the “Change and Reform” party, it won the elections for the Palestinian Authority and in 2007, after violent confrontations with Fatah, took over the Gaza Strip. Since then, it has escalated its attacks against Israel.

 

Who helps finance Hamas ongoing terrorism against the ‘Zionist entity?’

 

Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood branch in Gaza, was established in December 1987, days into the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s (PLO) first Intifada against Israel. This Sunni terrorist organization controls the Gaza Strip and imposes sharia on its constituents. Unlike the Islamic State (ISIS), which flaunts its radicalism – through their brutal abuse of women and children and indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, mostly other Muslims in Iraq and Syria, mega-attacks in Europe, and a sophisticated social media apparatus, – Hamas manages to portray itself as a victim.

 

Why? Because unlike impatient ISIS, whose agenda is to eliminate all infidels to create now the global Islamic Caliphate, Hamas, which prioritizes the destruction of the Jewish State of Israel, has been the recipient of direct and indirect support of some Muslims states, as well as supposedly Western-oriented organizations such as the European Union the United Nations, and even the United States. These are joined by international Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated and anti-Israeli groups and the international media. They use the guise of humanitarian aid, to assist the Hamas terrorist regime in Gaza politically and financially.

 

The arrival of the Internet in the late 1990s introduced a new, easily-accessible vehicle for Hamas to portray the people it exploits in Gaza as victims of Israeli retaliations rather than its own twisted ideology. The terrorist organization learned that posting photos of wounded children and crying mothers has a considerable effect in the ‘hearts’ and minds’ battle in gaining the support of the international community. Thus, far from safeguarding its own citizen’s rights Hamas’ strategy has become the maximum extraction of civilian casualties from among its constituents.

 

Hamas Islamist indoctrination campaigns are so successful that not only the suppressed Muslims in Gaza are ready to carry out attacks against Israel, but even the brutalized Christians that remain in the Gaza Strip, are complaining not against Hamas for banning Christmas and forcing submission to sharia, but against “Israeli occupation.”

 

Last month marked the celebration of the Annual Palestine Festival for Childhood and Education in Gaza throughout the Hamas-run territory’s school system, most of which is operated and funded by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).  The events included young veiled girls and boys in military uniforms, simulating stabbing attacks on Israelis, killing IDF soldiers and ‘heroically’ releasing Palestinian terrorists from Israeli jails.

 

These events were sponsored by the Ramallah-based Bank of Palestine, UK-based Interpal Fund, and the Hamas-controlled University College of Applied Sciences in Gaza, whose funders include the World Bank and European Commission.  While many in the free world would find this link between international aid and a celebration of hatred alarming, it is the norm rather than the exception in the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave, where democratic principals [sic] are quashed and wanton hatred of Israel propagated.

 

The Hamas government receives funding from an array of sources, though lately fewer are doing so publically. Directly, it receives contributions from the international Muslim community, international NGOs, such as the BDS groups, and online. A good example of indirect funding is the $50 million announced by the U.S. “to provide basic humanitarian assistance and create jobs. The money will be distributed by the U.S Agency for International Development in partnership with Catholic Relief Services.” At the same time, Sweden also announced additional $8 million to UNRWA “for all Palestinian refugees.”

 

Hamas also receives aid through its own political adversary, the Palestinian Authority (PA), itself the recipient of international aid second only to Syria. (Palestinians are the recipients of highest per capita assistance in the world”). Funding comes from numerous international bodies, including The European Commission (EC)UNRWA; the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund UNICEF; the United States Aid Agency (USAID), and the World Bank. These and others fund the PA to re-allocate funds to Hamas-ruled Gaza, as humanitarian aid, to create jobs, housing projects, and also in support of “good governance,” programs that failed under the PA, and funded Hamas since it took over in 2007. While there are efforts to stop aid from reaching Hamas, according to last month’s Congressional Research Service (CRS) report: “Since 2007, USAID could not “reasonably ensure” that its money would not wind up in terrorist hands.” Moreover, “UNRWA makes publicly available the names of all recipients of UNRWA contracts of annual aggregate value of $100,000 or more.” There is little doubt that Hamas is exploiting this big financial loophole to support the construction of its expanding tunnel-infrastructure under the border with Israel, for training and buying weapons, and to increase the hate-propaganda it designed to guarantee the supply of cannon-fodders for war against Israel. [***As blog editor I adjusted an editing glitch on the part of ACDemocracy for better continuity. Unless ACDemocracy fixes that glitch their webpage will appear to have an unfinished sentence circa this paragraph.]

 

Estimates of how much money flows into Hamastan are varied. However, as events such as the Annual Palestine Festival for Childhood and Education, and the continuing tunnel- construction rather than rebuilding Gaza’s shattered infrastructure shows, much of the funding that goes to Gaza directly and through the PA, aid Hamas’s terrorist agenda against Israel, rather than improving the lives of Gazans.

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Christian Girl Abducted in Broad Daylight


Christian girls Kidnapped and forced Muslim Marriage

Christian-Pakistani young woman was kidnapped in Pakistan then forced to convert to Islam followed by a forced marriage. Shamim Mahmood (Masih) submitted this news. Here are some links with similar information but with tidbits of further details if you look at them:

 

Christian family ‘devastated’ after daughter, 24, is kidnapped on the streets of Pakistan and forced to marry a Muslim man; Daily Mail; 5/16/16 12:06 EST – UPDATED 5/18/16 03:04 EST

 

Brazen abduction of Christian girl in broad daylight by two masked Muslim men sparks concern over her safety! BPCA; 5/16/16

 

Christian woman ‘snatched off street and forced to wed Muslim but police won’t make kidnappers free her’; Daily Mirror; 5/18/16 17:53 – UPDATED 5/18/16 19:27

 

Pakistan: Christian woman abducted and forced to marry Muslim kidnapper; Christian Today; 5/17/16

 
Christian Woman in Pakistan Kidnapped, Forced To Marry Muslim Captor, Family Devastated: ‘Jesus is The Center of Her Life’; The Gospel Herald; 5/17/16 12:53 PM EDT

 

Christian girl, abducted in Pakistan last year, forced to marry Muslim captor; Deccan Chronical; 5/17/16 2:57 pm IST

 

Below is Shamim’s version.

 

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Christian Girl Abducted in Broad Daylight

In Christian Populated Area of Lahore

 

Maryam Mushtaq - kidnapped by Muslim in Lahore Maryam Mushtaq – The Victim

 

By Shamim Mahmood

Sent: 5/16/2016 9:05 PM

 

Islamabad (Shamim Masih): It was broad daylight, on Thursday, May 12, 2016; a 24 year-old Christian divorced woman was kidnapped whilst returning home from Excel Education School, an adult learning center in Bihar Colony Kot Lakhpat, Lahore. She joined this institution and started learning only few months back, as Maryam Mushtaq decided to educate herself to help her family out of poverty that she might be able to earn a higher wage. She was undertaking a very basic level Matriculation education (GCSE standard) and was hoping to progress onto further education for an eventual full-time career in teaching.

 

On the sad day, around at 13:30 hours whilst she was walking back to her house with her younger brother Rohail Mushtaq (11 years) and Maryam was fully force grabbed by two Muslim men with their faces covered with masks. The abductors bundled Maryam into the back of a white Toyota Corolla, Licence plate LEA -5393. The men hurled abuse at young Rohail and threatened violence if he intervened and the young man simply froze in fear. However, two men on motorcycles saw the abduction and chased the vehicle but sadly the kidnappers escaped.

 

Mussarat Mushtaq - mother of Christian kidnap victim

 Mussarat Mushtaq – mother of Christian kidnap victim

Mussarat Mushtaq (53 years), the mother of Maryam reported the abduction to local police at Liaquatabad Police Station and registered a first incident report (FIR). Police initiated an investigation on the license plate of the vehicle and then phoned the owner. After two days on 14th May 2015 Police called Mussarat to the police station explained to the family that Maryam had been married to a 32 year-old Muslim man Muhammad Ali and showed certificates of Maryam’s marriage to her.  Cases like this are normally rejected outright however due to a number of witnesses having observed the crime; it seems Police had no option but to register a crime.

 

ID card for the kidnapper Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali ID – Muslim Abductor

 

 

Marriage Certificate or FIR (Can't read Urdu)

I don’t read Urdu – Either an FIR or Marriage Certificate

Mussarat told that “Three years ago my husband died of cancer, two years ago Maryam’s sister died. Now kidnappers have taken away my daughter, I am devastated. Maryam was a good intelligent hard working girl, she went back to college to improve her chances for employment so that she could support her family. The kidnappers have destroyed her future.  Maryam had a good relationship with her brother Rohail and remaining sister Khusboo (23 years), they would know if she had been interested in this man. None of them have ever even seen him before. Maryam like the rest of us attends church every week there is no way she would give up her whole life and salvation to marry a Muslim man. Jesus has always been the centre of her life.”

I met the investigating officer Mohammed Razaq, who told him that police were taking this kidnap case very seriously.

“Police are following through on a kidnap and forced marriage charges and are bringing Maryam and Muhammed Ali to the local court in the next few days, for an initial hearing. However, Maryam, has not been removed from the clutches of Muhammed Ali and it is feared she will be coerced into stating she is in a lawful marriage. The fact that she has been found so quickly is advantageous as the pressure applied by the abductors will be minimal; moreover, the daylight abduction yielded a number of material witnesses.”

Wilson Chowdhry, Chairman of the BPCA, said:

“Yet again an innocent Christian girl has been kidnapped and forced into Islamic marriage.  We do not know the depravity or the brutality she has had to face but her entrapment will have a sordid edge to it no doubt. Police have responded relatively quickly, but had to in circumstances of traumatic daylight abduction that was witnessed by many. The abductors are known and yet the girl still has not been returned to the family and it is feared that corrupt police could collude with the kidnappers if bribed significantly.  A justice system that does not permit the release of an abductee to her family is indicative of a flawed and failing rule of law.

 

May God grant this poor woman freedom and a chance to fulfill her ambition of becoming a teacher, where she might be able to teach love and hope where so much cruelty exists.”

The family has requested help with legal counsel for Maryam and a safe relocation whiles the lethargic legal process of Pakistan, slowly proceeds. The initial solicitors’ fee will be $500 and a safe house for 3 months will be in the region of $300 per month. If you would like to help with a donation, please contact at shamimpakistan@gmail.com **

 

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FRESH CALL FOR RELEASE OF ASIA BIBI


Asia Bibi

Intro to ‘Fresh Call for Release of Asia Bibi’

By Dan Wooding
Intro by John R. Houk, blog Editor

May 17, 2016

 

If you read this blog you may have run into some occasional posts about Pakistani-Christian Asia Bibi sentenced to death for defending Christianity from Muslim bigot gals at a well after demonstrations of Asia for drinking out of the Muslim well after some laborious work. In Pakistan they call that blasphemy. A blasphemy charge is punishable in the Pakistan rule of law by a death sentence. Asia Bibi has been on death row awaiting the sentence of hanging to be carried out if Western nations fail to pressure the Pakistan government. She has been in a hostile to Christians-hostile prison since about 2009 and on death row since 2011.

 

The Oxford Human Rights Hub briefly describes Pakistan’s blasphemy law and briefly describes the unfair way Asia Bibi’s unfair trial presentation even according to Pakistan jurisprudence:

 

Section 295-C criminalizes words, representations, imputations, innuendos, or insinuations, which directly or indirectly, lead to “defiling the sacred name of the Holy Prophet” (PBUH). If proven, the offence carries a mandatory death penalty. As is evident from a plain reading of the provision, elements of the offence are vague and over-broad, open to subjective interpretations, and give virtually no instruction to the public, law enforcement officials or the judiciary regarding what behavior is prohibited.

 

During proceeding’s in Asia bibi’s case, for example, there was no debate about which of the three alleged statements were blasphemous, what the “reasonable person” standard required to be met in the interpretation of Section 295-C was, or whether Asia bibi possessed the requisite criminal intent to commit the crime. Yet, she was convicted for blasphemy and sentenced to death. (Asia Bibi’s “Unfair Trial”; By Admin.; Oxford Human Rights Hub; 8/10/15)

 

One source’s description of an idiotic blasphemy violation:

 

Asia Bibi is a Pakistani Christian and mother of five.  She helped feed and support her family by working in fields picking berries, working alongside Muslim women in Punjab province.  Asia’s was one of three Christian families in a town of 1,500 Muslim families.  As many readers can imagine, the Christians lived, and continue to live, with constant abuse, harassment, and threats.

 

One day while working in the field, Asia became thirsty.  She walked to a well and drank some water from a small metal cup set nearby.  A Muslim women saw her do this and spread the word among the other Muslims in the field.  As a kafir, Asia was not allowed to drink from the same place as Muslims drink using the same cup they use.  As a kafir, she was considered filth, and the cup was now tainted.

 

The Muslim women in the field surrounded Asia, verbally abused her, and insisted she convert to Islam immediately.  Asia said, as she had said so many times before: “Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior.  He died on the cross for me.”  The Muslim women became enraged.  That evening, a mob of Muslims converged on Asia’s house, where they beat her and her family.

 

Eventually the police arrived and put her in prison to protect her from the mob.  Shortly thereafter, the police arrested her after discovering that she had committed blasphemy.  Because Pakistani courts follow sharia law, a non-Muslim’s testimony carries half the weight as that of a Muslim.  As a result, Asia couldn’t adequately defend herself.  (The crime of blasphemy is so grave that reporters refused to repeat her testimony for fear they would be accused of blasphemy.) (Who is Asia Bibi, and why should we care? By Carol Brown; American Thinker; 11/3/15)

 

Below is as an update about Asia Bibi’s continued persecution by Dan Wooding of Assist News Service.

 

See Voice of the Persecuted Asia Bibi tag

 

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FRESH CALL FOR RELEASE OF ASIA BIBI

 

By Dan Wooding

May 16, 2017 22:35

Assist News Service

 

AUSTRALIA (ANS – May 16, 2016) — The Primate of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, has increased the pressure on Pakistan over their continued detention of Pakistan Christian mother, Asia Asia_Bibi 2Bibi, under the country’s much criticized blasphemy laws, by writing to Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Australia, Naela Chohan, and Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, about the case.

 

Last month, members of the Anglican Consultative Council, meeting in the Zambian capital of Lusaka, called for a fresh investigation into her case, leading to her “honorable acquittal.” Asia Bibi was sentenced to death for blasphemy in 2010, after being accused of insulting the Muslim prophet Mohammed after she took a sip from a drinking vessel before handing it to her Islamic colleagues.

 

“It is clear that a disgraceful application of Pakistan’s blasphemy law, 295c, has brought tragedy and shame upon [Asia Bibi] and indeed the beautiful nation of Pakistan,” Archbishop Freier later wrote on his blog, in an article republished by ACNS (http://www.anglicannews.org/comment/2016/05/free-asia-bibi.aspx).

 

In his letter to Australia’s Foreign Minister, he asks Ms. Bishop to pursue justice and mercy for Asia Bibi and for the protection of the Christian minority in Pakistan. In his letter to the High Commissioner for Pakistan to Australia, he asked that Pakistan re-open Asia Bibi’s case and acquit her, and also work to protect Christians in Pakistan, who go constantly in fear of their lives and property.

 

“I wrote to Ms. Chohan that Pakistan and Australia share interests and values, including the priority of justice with mercy,” Archbishop Freier said. “The treatment of Asia Bibi fails this fundamental test of our shared humanity, and her continued imprisonment brings shame.”

 

What caused the blasphemy charge against Pakistani Christian wife and mother, Asia Bibi?

 

Asia was raised in Ittan Wali, a small, rural village in the Sheikhupura District of Punjab, thirty miles outside of Lahore, and one day in 2009, she was picking berries in the sweltering heat, in a field with a group of Muslim women, who worked on the farm of Muslim landowner, Muhammad Idrees. Her family was one of only three Christian families in the village of more than 1,500 families

During this time, she was asked by some of the other women, to get some water for them from a well. On the long and dusty walk back, she took a sip of water from the vessel, and when the Muslim women discovered this they became extremely angry, and in an exchange, she told them: “Our Christ sacrificed His life on the cross for our sins…. Our Christ is alive.”

 

After uttering these words that she used to defend her faith against the mocking co-workers who tried to make her convert to Islam, she could never have dreamed the shocking consequences that would follow.

 

The Muslim women began to beat Asia. Then some men took her and locked her in a room. They Archbishop Philip Freierannounced from mosque loudspeakers that she would be punished by having her face blackened and being paraded through the village on a donkey.

 

“Local Christians informed the police, who took Asia into protective custody before the Muslims could carry out their plan. Christians urged the police not to file blasphemy charges, but the police claimed they had to go forward because of pressure from local Muslim leaders,” explained a Voice of the Martyrs spokesperson.

 

“Upon hearing this response, the Muslim women became angry and began to beat Asia. Then some men took her and locked her in a room. They announced from mosque loudspeakers that she would be punished by having her face blackened and being paraded through the village on a donkey.

 

“Local Christians informed the police, who took Asia into protective custody before the Muslims could carry out their plan. Christians urged the police not to file blasphemy charges, but the police claimed they had to go forward because of pressure from local Muslim leaders.”

 

After a lengthy trial, on Nov. 8, 2010, Asia Bibi was sentenced to death by a judge. The judge also fined Asia $1,190 (U.S.) and told her she had seven days to appeal the decision. Her attorneys filed the appeal promptly, and now wait for the Lahore High Court to rule. If the appeal is rejected, Asia would be the first woman to be lawfully executed under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. She remains in prison, waiting to hear the high court’s ruling.

 

But that wasn’t all. There were two shocking events related to her case:

 

* On Jan. 4, 2011, the governor of Punjab province, where Asia lives, was assassinated by a member of his security team. Though a Muslim, Salmaan Taseer had spoken out repeatedly in favor of a pardon for Asia Salmaan Taseer with Asia Bibi being finger printedBibi and for a reexamination of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. Governor Taseer also met with Asia in prison.

 

* On March 2, 2011, Shahbaz Bhatti, the only Christian member of Pakistan’s cabinet and another person who had spoken out on behalf of Asia Bibi, was also assassinated for his support of her.

 

The Voice of the Martyrs has supported Asia Bibi and her family since the time of her arrest. In July, 2011, VOM launched www.CallForMercy.com in an effort to gather 1,000,000 signatures from around the world asking for Asia’s release.

 

In Pakistan, more than 150,000 Christians have also signed a petition demanding justice for persecution victims, including Asia Bibi. Now you can join with The Voice of the Martyrs and its Pakistani brothers and sisters in a call for mercy.

 

“Invite your friends to visit www.CallForMercy.com  and add their names to the petition as well. VOM will deliver the petition, along with the list of signers, to the Pakistani Embassy in Washington DC,” added the VOM spokesperson.

 

Photo captions: 1) Asia Bibi. 2) Archbishop Philip Freier. 3) Salmaan Taseer with Asia Bibi at the prison where she was fingerprinted. Many believe that this visit lead to his murder. 4) Dan Wooding recording his radio show.

 

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About the writer: Dan Wooding, 75, is an award-winning winning author, broadcaster and journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, and is now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for nearly 53 Dan Wooding recording his radio showyears. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren, who all live in the UK. Dan is the founder and international director of the ASSIST News Service (ANS), and the author or co-author of some 45 books. Dan has a radio show and two TV shows, all based in Southern California.

 

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