New York City Axe Attacker “Obsessed” with Jihad

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Actually, the story linked below at Fox News says the New York City axe attacker was obsessed with “radical Islam.”

And that is mainly the subject of this post.

It comes as no surprise that Zale Thompson was motivated by Jihad. A few observers tried to say that he was motivated by race but the mode of attack made it abundantly clear that he was a Jihadi.

One thing that Zale Thompson almost surely was NOT obsessed with or motivated by, was “radical” Islam. The NYPD intelligence unit analyzed his internet search habits and found 277 relevant terms:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/interactive/2014/11/11/intelligence-assessment-on-nyc-hatchet-attack-suspect/

Note that the word “radical” does not appear in the list of search terms. Anywhere. Nor does the word “extremist.”

“Radical” and “Extremist” are terms that WE have made up to describe the enemy.

They have no meaning in the enemy doctrine and the enemy does not recognize or use them.

The terms they use are clear in Zale Thompson’s search terms:

• Jihad

• Islam

Isn’t it about time we quit making up names for the enemy we face?

Did anyone refer to “radical Nazis” or “Nazi extremists” in World War II? Or did we just call them Nazis?

Just my 2¢…

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/11/nyc-ax-attacker-was-follower-al-qaeda-isis-intel-memo-shows/

 

 

The Election

The greatest danger from the results last night is that people will think that electing Republicans solves our national security problems. Those days ended a quarter century ago.

Today, many Republican officials are clueless when it comes to national security and most are completely ignorant about the threat from Islamic jihad. Our work is just now cut out for us. The only difference between Republicans and Democrats on the threat from Shariah and Jihad is that SOME Republicans will listen to us, whereas almost no Democrats will as of yet.

Remember, when Representatives Gohmert, Bachman and a few others called for inspectors general of the major departments of government to look into the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in our governmental institutions, it was REPUBLICAN leaders and operatives, like John Boehner, John McCain, Marco Rubio, Suhail Khan and Grover Norquist who attacked them.

For those of us in the national security field, last night was not a victory. It was merely the start of a lot of urgent, hard work.

UPDATED: Possible Jihadi Attack in NYC

Earlier today a man with an axe approached a group of NYPD officers and, in an unprovoked attack, struck two of them with the axe before succumbing to a hail of bullets from the officers.

Take a look at the picture we have here. Look carefully at the subject’s head and face.

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Now look at that same photo at the link below to the New York Daily News report on the incident (the perp’s face is obscured electronically)…

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/police-shoots-kills-man-ax-queens-article-1.1984914

It sure looks like the dead axeman could be a Salafi Jihadi, doesn’t it? And when news organizations start concealing images like that, it really makes us suspicious.

Now consider this report: The NYPD is reportedly now engaged in a “massive” operation in the area…

http://heavy.com/news/2014/10/nypd-axe-attack-suspect-dead-terror-attack/

Finally, and this really almost seals it in our mind:

At a news conference at a hospital where one officer was being treated for a serious head wound, Police Commissioner William Bratton said that investigators were still trying to confirm the identity of the assailant and determine a motive.

Asked if the attack could be related to terrorism, Bratton didn’t rule it out.

In this day and age when officials are almost always quick to rule out terrorism before they have any justification for ruling anything out, this statement almost amounts to a smoking gun…

http://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/nyc-police-ax-wielding-suspect-shot-by-officers-1.9539019

Finally, there’s this:

Thursday evening the New York Police Department issued a patrol bulletin alerting officers to be in a state of heightened awareness after Wednesday’s murder of a Canadian soldier and shootout at the Parliament complex in Ottawa. The bulletin warns of potential attacks on uniformed officers.

Police from the Intelligence Division are checking the suspect’s hard drives for any cyber activity.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/nypd-cop-attacked-hatchet-suspect-shot-dead-n232586

 LATE ADDITION:

At least one report quotes law enforcement sources as saying the attacker was a Jihadi…

https://www.vocativ.com/world/isis-2/sources-nypd-hatchet-attacker-may-isis-supporter/

 Here are some images from the reported attacker’s Facebook page:

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BREAKING: Shooting at Canadian Parliament Building in Ottawa

A Canadian forces soldier has been shot outside the Canadian parliament building in Ottawa, Canada a short time ago.

Reports indicate that the shooter is still at large. The soldier is “down” but there are no reports on his condition.

We are watching closely to determine if this was a Jihadi attack.

On Monday, two Canadian soldiers were killed by a Jihadi when they were run down by his car. That Jihadi was shot and killed.

This would not be the first time the Canadian parliament has been targeted by Jihadis. In 2006, Canadian authorities disrupted a Jihadi plot to attack the Canadian parliament…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Ontario_terrorism_plot

 

 

US embassy: Al Shabaab plot to attack Ethiopian capital

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Jihad is inherently expansionist and aggressive. Apologists in the West who try to sell the bill of goods like “the Taliban are only interested in Afghanistan,” or “HAMAS only wants ‘their’ land…or Al Shabaab is only targeting Somalia, simply have no idea what they’re talking about.

Al Shabaab, for instance, has targeted Kenya and Uganda in the past and now they are evidently targeting Ethiopia:

Somali Islamist insurgents are plotting to attack an upmarket area of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, the US embassy has warned, in a notice to citizens to avoid crowded areas.

The exact target is not known but the embassy said the “potential imminent terrorist attack” threatened the busy Bole district, which includes the capital’s international airport and several diplomatic missions. “The embassy has received threat reports of Al Shabaab’s intent to target the Bole area,” said the notice to citizens released Tuesday.

“Restaurants, hotels, bars, places of worship, supermarkets, and shopping malls in the Bole area should be avoided until further notice, because they are possible targets.”

http://puntlandi.com/homenews-news-al-shabaab-plot-to-attack-ethiopian-capital-us-says/

 

 

More Details on Islamic State’s Growing Support Among Jihadi Groups in Pakistan

The Islamic State is gaining acceptance and accumulating followers among Jihadist groups from the Philippines to Nigeria.

But there is perhaps no Islamic State alliance more worrisome than its devotees in the Taliban.

Earlier this week, the Pakistani Taliban’s spokesman and 5 other Taliban chieftains in Pakistan pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. The six will remain members of the Taliban but are also now official emissaries of the Islamic State.

This development is sure to have serious consequences for security in Pakistan and Afghanistan (all six of these men are based near the Afghan border), bringing the type of violence and brutal Shariah oppression the Islamic State has brought to Syria and Iraq.

There are now worries that other senior members of the Taliban may declare allegiance to the Islamic State, including the Taliban’s overall leader in Pakistan, Maulana Fazlullah, who has previously voiced support for the organization.

The Islamic State now controls  vast areas of Iraq and Syria, has welcomed tens of thousands of Jihadis from around the globe into its ranks, and has become the wealthiest terrorist organization on record, with zakat donations from rich Salafist supporters in Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere, in addition to an income of up to $3 million per day from oil sold on the Middle East’s lucrative black market.

Mission News Network has more details…

https://www.mnnonline.org/news/isis-pakistan/

 

 

On The Run? AQAP Kills 70 in Islamikaze Attacks in Yemen; Locals Blame US Embassy

Details over on Diplopundit.net…

http://diplopundit.net/2014/10/09/sanaa-hit-by-suicide-bombers-houthis-accused-us-embassy-yemen-for-attacks/

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Profound Delusion: A Professor’s Convoluted Explanation of Jihadi Beheadings

Just a "publicity" stunt?

Just a “publicity” stunt?

Since 9/11 a lot of people have promoted themselves as “terrorism experts.” Most are not.

Many of these new “terrorism experts” hail from the halls of American academia–places that frankly provide very little in the way of background for the study of terrorism. It’s as if the same bunch who got it wrong during most of the Cold War saw an opportunity in the field of terrorism and became instant experts overnight.

There are a lot of problems with this phenomenon of overnight terrorism experts, not the least of which is the fact that oil-rich Gulf states such as Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have showered US academic institutions with millions of dollars. This has resulted in terrible bias inside our universities. These same sources of funding, after all, provide funding to Jihadist terrorist organizations. It’s a neat set-up. Islamists fund the Jihadis over there and fund universities here in the West to influence what is taught to our young people.

So, what we have, in many cases, are instant “terrorism experts” who are beholden to the very community that promotes terrorism.

We’ve seen a possible outcome of this process in an atrocious article published by Politico magazine on October 7th. The title is Why ISIL Beheads Its Victims.

The lead author for this screed was a man named Robert Pape, who is on the faculty at the University of Chicago and actually serves as the director of the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism. Pape is a pure academic. Nothing in his background commends him as an expert on terrorism. His biography reveals a man who has spent 30 years with his head buried in books, with no evidence of real-world experience or interaction with the enemy.

In Why ISIL Beheads Its Victims, Pape attempts (very weakly, as befitting a pure academic) to make the case that the Islamic State (he tellingly refuses to acknowledge the name by which the enemy refers to itself) is beheading victims purely for publicity purposes. He denies any connection between Islam and the practice of beheading.

Amazing.

The first mistake Pape makes is treating the beheadings of a few Western hostages as the only cases worth examining. It’s not a huge surprise that someone would come to the conclusion that the beheadings were just a publicity stunt if the only beheadings one was looking at were the beheadings of a few Western hostages.

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But when one takes a broader view and examines the numerous beheadings carried out by the Islamic State, Al Qaeda and other Jihadist groups, many of which received no publicity at all, the inescapable conclusion is quite different. Moreover, there are also the numerous crucifixions that have been carried out by Jihadists, which aren’t simply designed as publicity stunts either.

All that said, there is no doubt that the Jihadis are sending a message with these methods of execution. It’s just not the message that Pape supposes from his purely Western mindset and lack of real world experience.

The Islamic State is in fact carrying out beheadings for a specific reason. They are carrying out the Sunnah of Mohammed. You see, Muslims are supposed to follow the perfect example set by the prophet Mohammed and they are supposed to follow the commands from Allah and the commands uttered by Mohammed. An examination of Islamic doctrine shows that the basis for beheadings comes from Islamic scripture, both non-abrogated verses in the Quran and examples from the life of Mohammed laid out in the Hadith and the Sirah, which are the other two components of the Islamic trilogy along with the Quran.

Rather than reproduce the evidence in Islamic scripture here that both justifies and calls on Muslims to behead and crucify Kaffirs, here is a link to an excellent article on the subject from Faith and Freedom International. Note that if you live in a predominantly Islamic nation, this web site may be blocked by Muslim censors:

http://www.faithfreedom.org/oped/SKM40715.htm

Armchair “terrorism experts” like Robert Pape go to ridiculous lengths to ignore and deny the basis in Islamic doctrine for acts of Jihadist terrorism, such as beheadings, crucifixions and other atrocities.

But in the real world there are actual reasons why Jihadis do what they do, how they do it.

We are all left to wonder why Pape and his ilk in the ivory towers deny the truth.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/why-isil-beheads-its-victims-111684.html?ml=m_pm#.VDXjPihQp1Y

 

 

 

Catholic Priest Taken Hostage by Al Qaeda Affiliate in Syria

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A Franciscan friar serving as parish priest in the Syrian village of Qunayeh has been abducted by a group associated with the Al Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014/10/07/catholic-priest-kidnapped-by-syrian-jihad-group/

 

Entire French Family Heads to Syria to Join the Jihad

Though it is too easy to dismiss this kind of thing as “crazy,” there can be no doubt that the report below is indicative of a sick culture.

People do not have to follow the doctrine laid out by a religion if that doctrine is so obviously toxic to human decency. Nevertheless, the Islamic doctrine of Jihad is 1400 years old, it is something that millions of Muslims follow and it’s not just a few “crazies.”

An investigation is being conducted by French DGSI anti-terror police after reports that eleven members of one family including the grandmother and six-month-old baby, have left the country bound for Syria in the hope of joining the Islamic State.

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There are already believed to be hundreds of French nationals fighting for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

Three generations of this particular family from Nice in the south of France left for Turkey, from where they planned to cross the border into Syria, just as thousands of other Jihadis from around the world have done. (Turkish authorities have long turned a blind eye to the flow of Jihadi recruits through and from their country.)

The family members include the grandmother, her three children, their partners and their children – the youngest of which is said to be six months old.

This is not the first from France of a family leaving together to join the jihad.

In September, a husband and wife from Orleans, France left with their three-year-old daughter to fight for the Islamic State.

In an interview with French television the couple, who left everything behind, said they wanted to join the “great heros” in the fight against the “infidels”.

At least 150 French nationals are known have joined Islamic State fighters but some estimates claim that hundreds more have left France to fight jihad in Syria.

According to a report in The Local, a French English-language news site, the jihadis hail “from varied backgrounds, dispelling widely-held beliefs that most are disadvantaged, lost youths, experts say.”

http://www.thelocal.fr/20141008/eleven-members-of-french-family-leave-for-jihad

 

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