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Possibly the best article written so far on Obama’s cover up of the Jihadist threat…from Caroline Glick
The terror alerts issued by the US State Department, Interpol and the foreign offices of Great Britain, France and Germany should worry Westerners very much.
If there is indeed specific information about a credible threat that closed down US embassies in 22 nations, grounded 6 international airline flights (so far) and resulted in the most serious global travel advisory put out by the US State Department in several years (covering an entire month) then it is an indication that Al Qaeda is not only NOT “on the run,” but is evidently more prolific than ever in terms of its reach.
Under such circumstances, it’s not a question of “if” Western targets will be struck again, but “when.”
We have been lied to about the magnitude and scope of the Jihadist terrorist threat. That is the unmistakable conclusion.
Some cynics and skeptics seem to think that the whole issue has been contrived by the Obama administration for political purposes, but this makes no sense at all.
Obama has repeatedly declared victory over Al Qaeda. He essentially declared that the killing of Osama Bin Laden placed the terrorist organization on the ropes and all but announced an end to the war on terror, complete with a re-orientation of the US military toward a significantly smaller force primarily focused on the Asia-Pacific region.
Moreover, his policy of drone strikes was supposed to have decimated Al Qaeda’s leadership structure.
Apparently none of what Obama told us was correct.
So for Obama now to use that same terrorist threat to improve his political fortunes makes no sense at all.
Think about it: So when Obama repeatedly says Al Qaeda is on the run and for all practical purposes defeated—-it’s regarded as propaganda for the masses. And then when the State Dept issues a global travel advisory and closes 22 embassies because of a threat from Al Qaeda, that’s also propaganda for those same masses?
It doesn’t add up. I think Obama lied about Al Qaeda in the first place. It was in his best interests to remove a major national security threat from the public sphere and, with the aid of a compliant media, he successfully did so. But it was never anything more than words on paper and talk in pretty speeches.
Al Qaeda isn’t on the run. They aren’t defeated. And this terror alert, unfortunately, isn’t phony.
The alert coincides with the end of Ramadan, a holy month in Islam in which America has often restrained itself in fighting Islamic enemies, but during which Jihadists have actually escalated their attacks. The closure of the embassies comes on the Ramadan “Night of Power.” Without getting into obnoxious detail about Islamic doctrine, all you really need to know about the “Night of Power” is that it was the day on which the USS Cole was attacked in Aden harbor in Yemen in 2000. And this is the same week during which the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in east Africa were bombed back in 1998.
So, when intelligence emerges suggesting that US targets will come under attack at this time, it is something to take seriously, especially given the fact that Al Qaeda leader Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri released a statement in the past week instructing Al Qaeda’s followers to attack US targets now.
Perhaps the most significant evidence that this terror alert should be taken seriously comes from the fact that France, Germany and Great Britain have all shut their embassies in Yemen down as well and issued travel advisories to their citizens. Unless they’re in on some scheme to help Obama’s approval rating, my guess is there is a real threat out there.
Al Qaeda is real, folks. They’ve been real for decades now and they’re deadly. To assume otherwise is suicidal. To make matters worse, there is evidence to indicate that they are now as capable as they have been at any time since 1998.
Consider the fact that in the past month there have been large-scale prison breakouts in nine Islamic nations, including Iraq, Libya, Pakistan and Yemen. The timing and scale of these breakouts in which mostly Jihadi fighters made their escapes, is unprecedented. Interpol suspects Al Qaeda involvement and coordination and has issued an advisory to that effect. On 22 July, 500 Jihadis, including senior level Al Qaeda operatives, escaped from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Five days later, on 27 July, 1100 inmates escaped from a prison near Benghazi, Libya. And four days after that, on 31 July, the Taliban led a breakout from a prison in Pakistan in which an unknown number of Jihadis escaped.
These operations were almost certainly orchestrated and coordinated, most probably with help from the inside in each country. This was a massive undertaking that demonstrates Al Qaeda’s military as well as political power in the Islamic world. With so many Jihadis back on the loose, Westerners better brace themselves.
As if we needed any more evidence, two Muslims of Nigerian descent proved yet again that the Islamic doctrine of Jihad is nothing but savagery yesterday when they murdered a British soldier in broad daylight on a London street by running him down with a car and then beheading him with butcher knives.
British Army Private Lee Rigby (pictured) was canvassing for an organization called Help for Heroes when he was attacked in what was clearly a planned, targeted assault.
One of the barbarians who murdered Private Rigby then posed for camera phones and issued a statement about the attack. Unfortunately, media worldwide has seen fit to edit the video by excluding the religious basis for the attack. Here is the full, unedited, uncensored statement:
Note that Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch has a thorough analysis of the incident and the media manipulation and deception that is ongoing:
Reports also indicate that as the Jihadist savages were murdering Private Murphy they were chanting “Allah Akbar,” just as Major Nidal Hassan did at Fort Hood when he murdered US soldiers.
By editing out the reference to the Koran and leaving in the rest of the statement, the media almost tries to leave the impression that this incident was motivated by anti-government sentiment. This cover up–which includes Fox News by the way–must stop if we are ever going to deal with the war that is being waged against us.
This raw video contains the complete statement from the savage.
I can’t find the words to express my feelings on this horrible attack. It shows that we are in a true clash of civilizations, this war that has been thrust upon us by the Jihadists. This is the first war in which our warriors have been targeted by our own citizens in the West when they return from the foreign war zone: Fort Hood, Private Andy Long in Little Rock and now this horrible attack. WHEN WILL WE WAKE UP???
UPDATE: One of the attackers, the one who made the statement for the video cameras, has been identified: his name is Michael Adebolajo. He is of Nigerian descent but he was born in Britain.
Adebolajo is evidently a convert to Islam and he learned about beheading by going to a mosque in Britain, where an Imam named Omar Bakri preached about it. Bakri was deported from the UK but has praised Adebolajo in the wake of the savage attack. Barbarism and savagery evidently has become an epidemic in the UK Islamic community:
As if more evidence was needed implicating the people of Saudi Arabia as one of the major fountainheads of Jihad, four Saudi nationals have been arrested in an attack on a church in Tanzania as it was holding a Catholic mass.
We already know that Saudis made up the largest segment of foreign fighters who entered Iraq to fight US GIs there and we already know that wealthy Saudis and Saudi charities have been a major source of funding for jihad around the globe.
Now it appears that Saudis have turned their Jihadist sights on kafirs in other parts of the world, namely the East African nation of Tanzania, which was also one of the countries whose US embassy was bombed by Al Qaeda in 1998.
This latest story is multifaceted.
The attack occurred on Sunday in a brand new church in Arusha, Tanzania in the northern part of the country. Among those conducting the service was the Pope’s envoy to Tanzania, Archbishop Francisco Montecillo Padilla. The fact that the church was newly opened and that the Pope’s envoy was on-site certainly suggests planning and coordination.
The nature of the attack involved an explosive device being thrown by an assailant on a passing motorcycle.
Three people were killed and 59 were wounded. One of the dead was a 16-year old boy.
Along with the four Saudis two Tanzanians were arrested.
Tanzania’s Minister for Home Affairs, Dr Emmanuel Nchimbi, told news bureaus that the nation had seen attempts to cultivate hatred between Christians and Muslims in traditionally peaceful and tolerant Tanzania. (This certainly sounds like Wahhabism to us.) Tanzania is 34% Muslim and 54% Christian. This is not the first incident involving violence aimed at Christian worshippers in Tanzania. Gunmen opened fire on and killed a Catholic priest in Zanzibar, Tanzania on 17 February. On Christmas Day, gunmen on a motorcycle shot and wounded another Catholic priest in Tomondo, Tanzania. Last October, at least 11 Christian church buildings were set ablaze across the country by Muslims angered by an urban legend that a 12-year old Christian boy had urinated on a Koran.
There is yet another example of Jihadist violence targeting peaceful Christian worshippers in Nigeria, yet you can be sure that there will be scant coverage of this in the U.S. media.
The Reuters news agency is reporting that terrorists with small arms attacked a church and market in the farming village of Njilang, Adamawa state, near the border with Cameroon. The region is one in which Boko Haram has been known to operate.
The Jihadis started their attack in a market in the village, slaying 6 people, then moved on to the church and opened fire there, killing 4 more. Nine more were wounded. The terrorists escaped across the nearby border with Cameroon.
Al Jazeera gets exclusive access to Boko Haram terrorists and then complain that self-proclaimed members of this group should either be charged or released by the Nigerian government.
For those who don’t know, Boko Haram is a particularly barbaric Jihadist organization. They have made a practice of targeting Christian worshippers on Christian Holy days, such as Easter Sunday and Christmas. We have covered these horrible atrocities from time to time on TTB…
Boko Haram has sometimes been described as an Al Qaeda affiliate, but it is actually an independent organization. It may have received forms of support from Al Qaeda, but it is not part of Al Qaeda.
Listen carefully to the statements on the video below from the Boko Haram members. They clearly articulate their goal, which is in fact the goal of all Jihadist organizations: the imposition of Shariah. Al Jazeera acts as if this is a revelation or some kind of unique aspect of Boko Haram. It is not and the folks at Al Jazeera know better.
It is just this type of subtle disinformation cloaked as reporting that got Al Jazeera the moniker “Al Qaeda TV.”
Old habits die hard…
INSANITY: Why does Judge Daniel Martin still have a job? ( Judge OKs release Illinois man charged with terror)
Federal Judge Daniel Martin of Illinois is an irresponsible louse who has committed an act of gross ignorance and betrayal in time of war.
Abdella Ahmad Tounisi, 18, of Aurora, Illinois, was arrested last month as he was preparing to board an airplane to go overseas and join an Al Qaeda-affiliated Jihadist group.
So what does Judge Martin do?
He releases the man on home confinement.
This reckless and irresponsible decision should not go unnoticed.
Not surprisingly, Martin is an Obama appointee. Someone needs to bring impeachment charges against Judge Martin immediately.
Judge Martin evidently believes that a stern “talking to” is enough to intimidate someone who was looking to join Al Qaeda…
By Christopher Holton
The overwhelming majority of Muslims do not commit acts of violent Jihad, but that does not mean that there isn’t a doctrinal basis for it in Islamic scripture.
I am not talking about just a few violent verses in the Quran. The Islamic trilogy is replete with it: the Quran, the Hadith and the Sirah. (The Hadith are traditions and stories of the life of Muhammed and the Sirah is the biography of Muhammed). Moreover, in the Quran, the principle of abrogation bestows the most violent verses with the greatest strength as compared to earlier, peaceful verses.
These are facts, and if you read what the Jihadis themselves talk to each other about, EVERYTHING they do is based on contemporary interpretation of Islamic scripture.
We’re not talking about a fringe element here, folks. We’re talking about entire regimes (the Ayatollahs in Iran and Taliban Afghanistan are examples) and scores of violent Jihadist organizations around the world such as, Al Qaeda, HAMAS, Hezbollah, Lashkar e Taiba, Abu Sayyef, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, Jemaah Islamiyah, Jaish-e-Mohammed, the Muslim Brotherhood…and many more.
To assign these beliefs to EVERY SINGLE Muslim of the 1.2 billion Muslims on the planet is wrong. But to deny the doctrinal basis in Islam for all of this violent Jihad is just as wrong and it is preventing the West from coming to grips with the global war with which we are faced, whether we want to believe it or not. There is a reason why we see Islamic terrorist organizations as well as individual Jihadis waging violent Jihad in places as geographically diverse as Boston, Los Angeles, Fort Hood, Little Rock, New York, Washington, Buenos Aires, London, Amsterdam, Toulouse, Madrid, Moscow, Beslan, Marrakech, Algiers, Benghazi, Damascus, Beirut, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Yaounde, Nairobi, Mogadishu, Timbuktu, Kaduna, Dar el Salam, Sana’a, Istanbul, Fallujah, Ramadi, Karachi, Islamabad, Kabul, Kandahar, Jalalabad, Mumbai, Amritsar, Dhaka, Hat Yai, Yala, Bali, and Mindanao.
In warfare, your enemy’s reality becomes your reality. To defeat him, you better understand him. You better understand his motivations and his goals. In short, you need to know what makes him tick. We understood what made the Nazis tick, we had Mein Kampf as a doctrinal guide. We understood what made the communists tick, we had The Communist Manifesto and other works as a doctrinal guide. But we REFUSE to even TRY to understand what makes the Jihadis tick because we fear that the reality will be too frightening. We are in willful denial: “The violence simply cannot have anything to do with Islam because there are too many peaceful Muslims in the world.”
That is missing the point entirely. The fact that the majority of Muslims do not know Islamic doctrine and thus do not adhere to it is not particularly remarkable or surprising. How many Catholics are truly highly familiar with the doctrinal aspects of their faith?
The fact remains that there are violent Jihadists around the world who commit acts of war and they both justify it on Islamic scripture and carry out these acts to promote Islam. The doctrinal basis is found in Islamic law, known as Shariah. The Jihadists’ goal is to impose Islamic law and Islamic law is the code which they follow. (If you are skeptical of this, go pick up a copy of the excellent work by Raymond Ibrahim, The Al Qaeda Reader, and read what the enemy writes and says.) To deny the doctrinal basis in Islam for violent Jihad is becoming more and more suicidal as a civilization with each new incident that we in turn deny.
The latest example is of course in Boston. Two Jihadis, perhaps members of a Jihadist organization, or perhaps so-called “lone wolf” actors, committed atrocious acts of violent Jihad, killing several innocents and wounding many more. Despite evidence on social media and YouTube, as well as accounts of the Jihadis’ devout Islamic beliefs, the simpletons in the news media and even in our own government are pondering aloud what their motivation could possibly have been. Hours and hours of TV coverage in the so-called “mainstream” media go by with nary a mention of the word “Islam.” The elephant in the room is being ignored.
Some “experts” are quoted as taking comfort in the belief that the two Tsarnaev brothers may not have had any operational connection with any known terrorist organization, such as Al Qaeda. This is 180 degrees out from reality and these “experts” completely miss the point.
The fact that the Tsarnaev brothers may have “only” been inspired to commit Jihad on their own is not cause for celebration or relaxation. It is cause for alarm and it would seem to be part of a disturbing pattern that has been emerging over the years:
• Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, aka Carlos Bledsoe, apparently acting on his own after receiving terrorist training in Yemen, shot two US Army soldiers outside a Little Rock, Arkansas recruiting office, killing one, Private William Long and wounding another.
• Major Nidal Malik Hasan, apparently acting on his own, after years of conversing with Al Qaeda Imam Anwar Al Awlaki, shot and killed 13 fellow US Army soldiers and wounded 39 more.
These types of attacks are indicative of a revolutionary critical mass in which centralized direction and control is no longer necessary. Jihadis around the world are now waging violent Jihad in Al Qaeda-like fashion after reading web postings and listening to sermons. This presents a whole new series of challenges for security services and makes the use of military force much less effective. Infiltrating organizations such as Al Qaeda and Hezbollah has been extremely difficult. But how does one infiltrate lone wolf actors like the Tsarnaev brothers? Who does the US military go after in the wake of the Boston attacks?
This new reality makes identifying and understanding the Islamic doctrinal basis of our Jihadist enemies all the more important, yet with each passing attack, we seem to be getting further and further away from doing so.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula recently published its latest edition of “Inspire” online magazine. Included in this edition is a kind of Guidebook for Jihadis. It’s called the “Lone Mujahid Pocketbook,” and it contains instructions for “lone wolf” actors in the US as to how they might create chaos through acts of sabotage and violence.
Among other things, it offers detailed instructions for torching parked cars, causing vehicular accidents by pouring motor oil on highway curves, starting forest fires, “making a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom” and using a pickup truck with blades welded on the front “as a mowing machine, not to mow grass but (to) mow down the enemies of Allah.”
Lone wolf terrorists are not to be scoffed at. Major Nidal Hassan was a lone wolf terrorist. Carlos Bledsoe, aka Abdulhakim Muhammed, was a lone wolf terrorist. John Allen Mohammed, the mostly forgotten DC Sniper, was a lone wolf terrorist. All three men killed and wounded innocent Americans in the name of Islam.
The ideas and tactics outlined in the Lone Mujahid Pocketbook are also not to be dismissed as harmless.
Nevertheless, in the the article linked below, NBC News Investigations Editor Mike Brunker sees the recommendations in the guidebook in a “positive light.” Now, Brunker tries to assign that thought to terrorism expert Evan Kohlmann, but no where does Kohlmann even infer that he views the guidebook as a positive development. In fact, Kohlmann says just about the opposite:
“Homegrown terrorism costs al-Qaida nothing, and it garners the same amount of public attention as “real” terrorism. It’s a no-brainer.”
Kohlmann does comment on the production quality of the latest issue of “Inspire,” but he most assuredly does not dismiss the publication of this magazine and guidebook as “positive.” Brunker was irresponsible to infer otherwise. But we’ve come to expect such poor standards of journalism from what NBC has become.
This story is absolutely heartbreaking.
A French family has been taken hostage by the Jihadist terrorist group Boko Haram.
Being held by Jihadists would be bad enough, but to see your own children held and no doubt terrified would be unbearable. This is yet another stark illustration that the Jihadist enemies we face are in fact subhuman. And they must be stopped. The world must be rid of this scourge, no matter how long it takes, or else there will never be even a glimmer of hope for peace.
Four children are among the family taken hostage in the African nation of Cameroon, but multiple news sources are speculating that the hostages have already been moved into Nigeria.
Some news reports claim that Al Qaeda is responsible and there is no doubt that there is some level of communication, if not outright cooperation, between Boko Haram and Al Qaeda, but they are two separate terrorist organizations.
The family were taken on Tuesday by gunmen on motorbikes. Following the abduction, the French government said it believes the couple, their children aged five, eight, 10 and 12, and an uncle were taken across the border into Nigeria.
The family lives in the Cameroonian capital, Yaounde, where the father worked for the French gas group Suez.
They had been returning from a visit to Waza National Park when they were kidnapped.
Islamic jihad and dawah operations continue to spread throughout the African continent, which is clearly the central theater in the global Jihadist insurgency at this point. There are active operations across the dark continent.
Probably the bloodiest Jihadist organization in Africa is Boko Haram, who have made a practice of slaughtering Christian worshippers in Nigeria on Christian holy days, such as Christmas and Easter.
We can only pray for the poor family in the video below. Pray for their safe return to freedom and hope that justice will come down on their captors swiftly and decisively.