Want to Understand How Syef Farook and Tashfeen Malik Could Leave Behind a Baby Daughter to Kill Innocent Victims in a Jihadi Attack? Look to Islamic Doctrine

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by Christopher W. Holton

In monitoring the TV news in the wake of the San Bernardino terrorist attack one theme we hear over and over again has to do with the question of how a young, prosperous couple with a baby girl could leave all that behind to launch a murderous attack on innocent civilians.

For the answers we need only look to Islamic doctrine.

First of all, Jihadists have stated repeatedly that they do not regard kafir civilians as “innocent.” Here it is stated in no uncertain terms by the Islamic State in a release from September 2014:

Kill the disbeliever whether he is civilian or military, for they have the same ruling. Both of them are disbelievers. Both of them are considered to be waging war (the civilian by belonging to a state waging war against the Muslims). Both of their blood and wealth is legal for you to destroy, for blood does not become illegal or legal to spill by the clothes being worn.

The greater question, of course is, how could they leave behind a baby girl and family members to perform such an act, even if they believed it was justified?

When Muslims die they don’t believe that they will go straight to paradise. They believe that they must endure the “torments of the grave” until judgment day. The “torments of the grave” are positively gruesome. Muslims believe that they will be able to feel all of the decomposition and associated effects while they are in the grave.

There ARE exceptions, however.

Those who die while waging Jihad for Allah believe that they will not have to endure the torments of the grave, but will go straight to paradise, with all of its wonderful benefits. Such people are called shahids.

Not only that–and this is the most important point–shahids also win passage for some 70 family members when they die waging Jihad for Allah.

So, Syef Farook and Tashfeen Malik believed that they were doing something great for their baby daughter and their families by waging Jihad and dying in that cause. By what they believe, they all, including the baby, have thus earned a trip to paradise without having to endure the torments of the grave.

This is Islamic doctrine and it explains the actions of the numerous Muslims who have joined the global Jihadist movement.

And the whole “terrorism” debate continues yet again…

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by Christopher W. Holton

In the wake of the San Bernardino attack yesterday morning, we are once again witnessing the pointless debate in law enforcement circles, as well as the news media, as to whether the mass shooting was an act of “terrorism.”

This morning on Fox News, a so-called “expert” was dissecting the Justice Department’s official definition of terrorism to justify the FBI’s hesitation in classifying what is, let’s face it, another act of war.

That same “expert” claimed that this was another example of “self-radicalization” over the internet and thus was very difficult to classify.

Fighting through the nausea induced by the talking heads’ ignorance, I managed to utter the word, “Hogwash.”

We must refrain as a country from once again entering into a debate on what amounts largely to semantics about whether or not this latest massacre was an act of “terrorism.”

We need to get away from focusing on the term “terrorism.” Some folks still don’t consider the 1983 Beirut Barracks bombing by Hezbollah which killed 241 Marines, sailors and soldiers an act of terrorism because, by some widely regarded definitions, attacks on combatants under such circumstances cannot be termed “terrorism.”

The San Bernardino massacre and the 1983 attack on the Marine Barracks, though very different, were both acts of JIHAD.

The Jihadis themselves don’t refer to themselves as “terrorists.” But they most assuredly refer to themselves as “Jihadis.”

I say let them own that title. If one of them goes out on his own and shoots up a ticket counter at LAX, beheads a grandmother with a knife in Moore, Oklahoma, or shoots up a county health facility in California, those are acts of Jihad, just as 9-11 was an act of Jihad.

This was never a war on “terrorism.”

We are at war with the Jihadists. They are waging Jihad against us and that takes many forms:

• Outright military confict (see Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs)

• Insurgency (See Iraq, Afghanistan, Algeria, Thailand, Philippines, Pakistan, India, Somalia, Yemen, and others)

• Terrorism (9-11, Paris, train bombings in Spain, 7/7 bombings in the UK, Mumbai, etc)

• Individual acts of violent Jihad (DC sniper, LAX shooting, Ft. Hood, Garland, Texas, Moore Oklahoma, Chattanooga, Tennessee, etc.)

• Financial Jihad (zakat payments to Islamic charities which, by Islamic Shariah law, fund Jihad, Sharia-Compliant Finance)

•Civilizational Jihad (peaceful methods, such as political influence operations (Muslim Brotherhood fronts such as CAIR, ISNA), mass immigration, lawfare, imposing Islamic customs on the West (insisting we play by their rules)).

ALL OF THIS IS JIHAD. JIHAD IS THE KEY. WE SHOULD NOT GET WRAPPED UP IN TRYING TO CLASSIFY IT IN OUR OWN VERNACULAR. ORIENT ON THE ENEMY’S DOCTRINE AND LEARN HOW HE THINKS AND ACTS.

IT’S JIHAD.

CAIR to hold press conference on San Bernardino Terror Attack

CAIR outposts across America

CAIR outposts across America

by Christopher W. Holton

The Council on American Islamic Relations, which has been tied to HAMAS, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization and has been named a terrorist organization itself by US ally the United Arab Emirates due to the fact that it is a wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, the granddaddy of all modern Sunni Jihadist organizations, is due to hold a press conference soon regarding the San Bernardino terror attack.

Given the fact that the cowardly, corrupt, dishonest US news media is going to allow CAIR to broadcast its message, we thought it important to detail the organization’s disturbing history, members, officers and ties ahead of its press conference:

• CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the US v. Holy Land Foundation, the largest terrorism financing prosecution in US history.

• The Holy Land Foundation was a Texas-based charity whose officers were sentenced in May 2009 to between 15 and 65 years in prison for funneling over $12 million to Hamas. One of the sentenced officers, Ghassan Elashi, is the founder of CAIR’s Dallas chapter. Elashi’s illegal activities took place while he was affiliated with CAIR.

• CAIR opened its first office in Washington, D.C. with the help of a $5,000 grant from the Holy Land Foundation.

• In a formal letter to Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona dated 28 April 2009, the FBI stated that during the Holy Land Foundation trial, “evidence was introduced that demonstrated a relationship among CAIR, individual CAIR founders (including its current President Emeritus and its Executive Director) and the Palestine Committee. Evidence was also introduced that demonstrated a relationship between the Palestine Committee and HAMAS, which was designated as a terrorist organization in 1995. In light of that evidence, the FBI suspended all formal contacts between CAIR and the FBI.”

• In March 2011, Muthanna al-Hanooti, one of CAIR’s directors, was sentenced to a year in federal prison for violating U.S. sanctions against Saddam’s Iraq.

• In January of 2011, the CAIR California chapter published a poster promoting a conference called “Know Your Rights and Defend Our Communities.” That poster prominently featured the following slogan: “BUILD A WALL OF RESISTANCE DON’T TALK TO THE FBI.”

• On March 22, 1994, During a panel discussion at Barry University in Florida, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad said: “I used to support the PLO, and I used to be the President of the General Union of Palestine Students which is part of the PLO here in the United States, but after I researched the situation inside Palestine and outside, I am in support of the Hamas movement more than the PLO.”

• On February 2, 1995, U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White named CAIR Advisory Board member and New York imam Siraj Wahhaj as one of the “unindicted persons who may be alleged as co-conspirators” in Egyptian Islamic Group leader “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel Rahman’s foiled plot to blow up numerous New York City monuments.

• On April 19, 1996, in its first published report on alleged anti-Muslim discrimination, titled “The Price of Ignorance,” CAIR cited the arrest of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman (the Blind Sheikh), the Egyptian cleric serving a life sentence for conspiracy to blow up New York landmarks in 1993, and the detention of senior Hamas leader Musa Abu Marzuq, as “incidents of bias and violence” against Muslims in the U.S.

• On July 4, 1998, former CAIR chairman Omar M. Ahmad, told Fremont, California’s daily newspaper, The Argus, that “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant, he said. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”

• In October 1998, CAIR demanded the removal of a Los Angeles billboard describing Osama bin Laden as “the sworn enemy.” According to CAIR, this depiction was “offensive to Muslims.”

• In 1993, CAIR spokesperson Ibrahim Hooper told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future. … But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.”

• In September 2003, CAIR’s former Community Affairs Director, Bassem Khafagi, pled guilty to three federal counts of bank and visa fraud and agreed to be deported to Egypt. Federal investigators said that a group Khafagi founded, the Islamic Assembly of North America, had funneled money to activities supporting terrorism and had published material advocating suicide attacks against the United States. Khafagi’s illegal activities took place while he was employed by CAIR.

• In 2004, CAIR-Northern Virginia director Abdurahman Alamoudi pled guilty to terrorism-related financial and conspiracy charges in 2004, which resulted in a 23-year prison sentence.

• In 2006, the co-founder of CAIR’s parent organization, IAP (Islamic Association for Palestine), Sami Al-Arian, was sentenced to 57 months in prison on terrorism charges for financing Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a designated terrorist organization according to the US State Department.

• On August 12, 2006 CAIR helped to coordinate a number of demonstrations in support of Hezbollah and “resistance” groups fighting American forces in Iraq.

• Randall Todd Royer, who served as a communications specialist and civil rights coordinator for CAIR, trained with Lashkar-I-Taiba, an al Qaeda-tied Kashmir organization that is listed on the State Department’s international terror list. He was also indicted on charges of conspiring to help al Qaeda and the Taliban battle American troops in Afghanistan. He later pled guilty to lesser firearm-related charges and was sentenced to twenty years in prison on April 9, 2004. Royer’s illegal activities took place while he was employed by CAIR.

• Onetime CAIR fundraiser Rabih Haddad was arrested on terrorism-related charges and was deported from the United States due to his subsequent work as Executive Director of the Global Relief Foundation, which in October 2002 was designated by the U.S. Treasury Department for financing al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. Haddad raised money for the Ann Arbor, Michigan chapter of CAIR.

• On April 20, 2002: Nihad Awad addressed an anti-Israel rally in Washington D.C. while standing next to Hezbollah flag.

• On October 12, 2001: Ghazi Kankan, executive director of CAIR’s New York office at the time, defended Hamas’s targeting of Israeli civilians. He told the Jewish Week that, like Hamas, he considered all Israelis over the age of 18 to be “military” because “they are all reserves.”

• In 2014, US ally the United Arab Emirates officially designated CAIR
as a terrorist organization.

Given the number of individuals associated with CAIR who have been convicted on terrorism-related causes, as well as the disturbing associations and statements from CAIR and its officials, it is very difficult to take their views seriously.

Report: Islamic State Affiliate Abu Sayyaf Expanding Operations

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Abu Sayyaf pledging allegiance to the Islamic State

posted by Christopher W. Holton

Back in August of 2014, a senior leader of the Philippine Jihadist terrorist organization Abu Sayyaf pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

Not surprisingly, now there is evidence that the organization is expanding its operations in the Pacific Rim area…

As the rest of the world grapples with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), their latest attacks on Paris, and what some commentators are calling the Global Jihad Insurgency, Philippines-based Islamic militant group the Abu Sayyaf may be spreading its own unwanted tentacles.

That message was clear following a leaked memo from within the Malaysian police published by the news portal Malaysiakini detailing how the Abu Sayyaf has established cell networks in East and West Malaysia, which were prepared to carry out terrorist-styled attacks.

This is unusual as the Abu Sayyaf – who have been widely, and justifiably, vilified as thugs – have largely kept their operations in Basilan, Jolo  and surrounding islands, spilling into the Sulu Sea and only sometimes into nearby Sabah, since the group’s inception in 1991. Operational cells in Kuala Lumpur would indicate a major expansion of its operations.

If the Abu Sayyaf is spreading its wings as an ISIS proxy into Malaysia, a Muslim country with secular pretensions, then fears that the militant insurgency — which dominated the region’s political landscape in the first decade of this century — is making a resurgence will be realized.

Just last week Malaysia’s defense minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, said he and other Malaysian leaders were on an ISIS hit list.

As a paramilitary group, the Abu Sayyaf has sworn allegiance to ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has outlasted its contemporaries, is well armed, and can make bombs. And that is exactly what ISIS needs if it is to pick-up from where JI and JAT left off in the push for a Southeast Asian caliphate, not unlike the one it seeks in the Middle East.

http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/has-a-philippine-militant-group-gone-regional-amid-islamic-state-fears/

 

 

Details on the Demise of Adnan El Shukrijumah, Al Qaeda Jihadi from Florida

Killed by Pakistani Army in December 2014

Killed by Pakistani Army in December 2014

posted by Christopher W. Holton

Adnan El Shukrijumah was one of America’s most wanted terrorists until he was killed by the Pakistani army almost a year ago.

Linked below is an article outlining what led to his demise–he was essentially turned in by another Jihadi.

What we would like to point out as particularly interesting is the fact that his father was the imam at a local mosque in Miramar, Florida and claims to have no idea how his son could have found his way to Al Qaeda.

This is a recurring theme and one that we ignore too much in the U.S. Shukrijumah finds his way to Al Qaeda  and his father, the Imam, has no idea how it happened?

The same thing happened in Daphne, Alabama, where Omar Hammami found his way to Al Shabaab, where he too was killed. His Dad was the imam at the Islamic Center in Daphne and claims that he has no idea how his son, the former president of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at the University of South Alabama, found his way to Jihad.

More recently, back in August of 2015, Muhammed Dakhlalla, son of the Imam at Islamic Center of Mississippi in Starkville, was arrested on terrorism-related charges for seeking to join the Islamic State Jihad. Once again, the father claimed to be totally shocked that his son became involved in Jihad.

We don’t believe in coincidences and we have studied too much Islamic doctrine to believe that all of these sons of Imams became Jihadis without any knowledge of their fathers…

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/world/article46463910.html

 

 

Thanksgiving 2015

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by Christopher W. Holton

It’s Thanksgiving Day 2015 and, despite hollow assurances from a president who is increasingly regarded as cavalier about the national security of the United States, the country is on edge.

America is on edge because the Islamic State has been allowed to metastasize and spread over the past two years after President Obama dismissed them as the “JV” team.

Nor is the Islamic State “contained.”

Here is a list of the Jihadist entities stretching from the Philippines to North Africa, that have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. Among them is Boko Haram of Nigeria, which kidnapped and forced into slavery 300 Christian school girls over two years ago and continues to carry out savage attacks in west Africa…h/t Intel Center:

  • al-I’tisam of the Koran and Sunnah [Sudan]
  • Abu Sayyaf Group [Philippines]
  • Ansar al-Khilafah [Philippines]
  • Ansar al-Tawhid in India [India]
  • Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) [Phillippines]
  • Bangsmoro Justice Movement (BJM) [Phillippines]
  • al-Huda Battalion in Maghreb of Islam [Algeria]
  • Heroes of Islam Brigade in Khorasan [Afghanistan]
  • The Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria [Algeria]
  • Jundullah [Pakistan]
  • Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) [Pakistan]
  • Islamic Youth Shura Council [Libya]
  • Jaish al-Sahabah in the Levant [Syria]
  • Faction of Katibat al-Imam Bukhari [Syria]
  • Jamaat Ansar Bait al-Maqdis [Egypt]
  • Jund al-Khilafah in Egypt [Egypt]
  • Liwa Ahrar al-Sunna in Baalbek [Lebanon]
  • Islamic State Libya (Darnah) [Libya]
  • Lions of Libya [Libya]
  • Shura Council of Shabab al-Islam Darnah [Libya]
  • Mujahideen Indonesia Timor (MIT) [Indonesia]
  • Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSCJ) [Egypt]
  • Tehreek-e-Khilafat [Pakistan]
  • Okba Ibn Nafaa Battalion [Tunisia]
  • Mujahideen of Yemen [Yemen]
  • Supporters for the Islamic State in Yemen [Yemen]
  • al-Tawheed Brigade in Khorasan [Afghanistan]
  • Supporters of the Islamic State in the Land of the Two Holy Mosques [Saudi Arabia]
  • Ansar al-Islam [Iraq]
  • Leaders of the Mujahid in Khorasan (10 former TTP commanders) [Pakistan]
  • Boko Haram [Nigeria]
  • Jund al-Khilafah in Tunisia [Tunisia]
  • Jemaah Islamiyah [Philippines]
  • al-Murabitoun [Mali]
  • Mujahideen of Tunisia of Kairouan [Tunisia]
  • al Shabaab [Puntland region of Somalia]

Moreover, the Islamic State has now carried out multiple attacks in Europe and inspired multiple attacks here in the U.S. The FBI reports that they have open investigations into Islamic State supporters in all 50 states.

No wonder America is on edge.

Some will lament that the article linked below from the New York Times has images that show the unnecessary militarization of police forces in the U.S. And, while we agree, when one considers the Kalashnikovs, RPGs and hand grenades that the Jihadists have attacked civilians with around the world, can one really fault the police for taking steps to protect themselves and give themselves a fighting chance in a gunfight with Islamic barbarians?

If it was my son or daughter standing watch over a Thanksgiving Day parade, I’d want them to have body armor and firepower too.

So consider that when you wince at the sight of cops looking like soldiers.

Maybe if we got off our ass as a country and decided to take the fight to the Islamic State in earnest, our cops could go back to carrying revolvers and billy clubs…

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/26/nyregion/heavy-police-presence-is-planned-for-macys-thanksgiving-day-parade.html?_r=0

 

 

Incidentally, we are less worried about the prospect of an attack on Thanksgiving Day than we are about an attack on Black Friday. The Jihadists tend to focus more on days that are important to them than on days that are important to us. Black Friday this year falls on 27 November, which happens to be the same date on which Pope Urban II launched the first Crusade to defend Christendom from centuries of Jihadist onslaughts …

Anonymous Hackers Take Aim at the Islamic State

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by Christopher W. Holton

We are glad to see the hacker community taking aim at the Islamic State, but we can’t help but suggest that it is quite possible to overstate the effectiveness of their efforts.

The article linked below suggests that some in the hacking community want to attempt to disrupt Islamic State operations and others want to monitor them and report intelligence to authorities.

It is unfortunate that this was even discussed publicly because the Islamic State has a worldwide network that uses social media and the internet as a convenience, not out of necessity. Once they know they are being monitored and attacked online, they can resort to old methods of communication. Moreover, to the extent that some hackers are not familiar with counter surveillance techniques, the Islamic State can also use methods to disguise their communications online. Even if they are discovered, it may not be easy to decipher the actual messages.

We wish the hackers luck in their campaign, but don’t believe that you can ultimately defeat 1,000-year old doctrine and 7.62 X 39 rounds, RPGs and IEDs in cyberspace.

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2015/11/23/anonymous-splinter-group-wants-infiltrate-isis-websites-instead-attacking/

 

 

Pew: Millions of Muslims Support Islamic State

By Christopher W. Holton

A new, scientific poll conducted by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center indicates substantial support for the Islamic State (often incorrectly referred to as ISIS or ISIL) across the Islamic world.

Now Pew touts the poll by pointing out that the overwhelming majority of Muslims profess a negative view of the Islamic State, but what is more ominous are the raw numbers of Muslims who have a positive view of the Islamic State or claim to not know what their opinion of the Islamic State is…

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For instance, just about one in ten Muslims in Turkey, Nigeria, Malaysia, Senegal and Pakistan have a “favorable” view of the Islamic State. Substantial numbers claim not to know what their opinion of the Islamic State is. One in five Turks, Nigerians and Indonesians “don’t know.” One in four Malaysians and Senegalese “don’t know.” And a whopping 6 in 10 of Pakistanis claim to not know what their opinion of the Islamic State is. Less than 1 in 3 Pakistanis have an unfavorable view of the Islamic State.

Conspicuously absent from the polling are Saudi Arabia and Qatar, two nations whose populations have provided Jihadist groups with substantial financial support and who have seen numerous members of their young, military age male populations join Jihadist movements.

What this translates to in raw numbers amounts to millions of Muslims around the world with a favorable view of the Islamic State.

Islamic State Threatens: America is Next

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By Christopher W. Holton

No surprise here. The FBI claims to have had leads in investigations in all 50 states associated with the Islamic State. There are supposedly 1,000 such investigations coast to coast.

The Islamic State is here. Al Qaeda is here. Al Shabaab is here.

If America gets hit hard, none of us should be surprised.

ISIS has issued a chilling new video warning that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria will suffer the same fate as Paris and claimed they will attack Washington D.C. next.

The specific threat against the US capital emerged as CIA director John Brennan warned that more atrocities will be committed against the West by the Islamist terror group. 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3320422/ISIS-vows-nation-involved-Syria-air-strikes-suffer-France-s-fate-new-video-issue-chilling-threat-attack-Washington.html

Mark Steyn: The Barbarians Are Inside, And There Are No Gates

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Posted by Christopher W. Holton

The latest from the brilliant Mark Steyn…

http://www.steynonline.com/7293/the-barbarians-are-inside-and-there-are-no-gates

 

 

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