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Report: Somali Imam Recruits Refugees for Jihad in Italy

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Rome Rail Terminal

posted by Christopher W. Holton

This is a hugely important story which, naturally, is being ignored by the U.S. news media because it didn’t happen here…yet…or this time…or something…

An Imam at a mosque in southern Italy has been arrested for recruiting Somali refugees to launch terrorist attacks in Italy, including an attack at Rome’s central train station.

This is obviously important for two reasons:

1. It is another case of an Islamic religious cleric being involved in Jihadist terrorism, something that has happened frequently, but continues to be ignored by our bureaucratized counterterror apparatus and media.

2. The recruiting activity was being conducted among refugees seeking asylum in Italy.

There are lessons to be learned here, but we won’t hold our breath…

Campobasso (Italy), March 9 (IANS/AKI) Police arrested a Somali imam in southern Italy on Wednesday for allegedly inciting other asylum-seekers to stage jihadist terror attacks including on Rome’s central train station.

The cleric was detained in Campobasso at the Happy Family centre accommodating asylum-seekers in the city.

The imam “repeatedly encouraged other Muslims at the centre to commit acts of terrorism” showing them images of gruesome acts carried out by Islamist extremists, police said.

He also exalted the Islamic State’s deadly November attacks in Paris and urged guests at the Happy Family centre to travel to Syria with him and wage jihad, according to police.

Police seized the cleric’s phone as well as that of another Somali asylum-during searches at the centre on Wednesday.

Prosecutors in Campobasso are spearheading the ongoing probe in coordination with the national anti-mafia directorate and the European Union’s judical cooperation unit Eurojust.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/somali-cleric-arrested-in-italy-for-inciting-jihad-attacks-116030901463_1.html

Profound Ignorance or Outright Dishonesty? Ignoring the Obvious in Merced County

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By Christopher W. Holton

On Wednesday, 4 November, Faisel Mohammad of Santa Clara, California went on a “stabbing spree” at the University of California at Merced in Sacramento. He stabbed 4 people before he was shot dead by police.

So far, press reports are littered with the usual “he was a quiet guy” garbage about Mohammad and the Sheriff of Merced County, Vern Warnke, who obviously knows zilch about Islamic doctrine and clearly hasn’t been paying much attention to Jihad in recent months, is insistent that this attack had nothing to do with “religion” or “politics,” but was the result of a personal vendetta because Mohammad was angry about being kicked out of a study group.

There are some facts that Sheriff Warnke is actively ignoring.

For example, the Islamic State issued a tweet acknowledging Mohammad’s attack and wishing that allah would allow him entrance into paradise. Last week this same Twitter account associated with the Islamic State posted tweets with videos calling for stabbing attacks.

We have now seen this over and over, the Islamic State, using both social media and internet bulletin boards and chat rooms, have made specific calls for acts of individual Jihad in the West and Jihadis are surfacing to carry out such attacks.

Stabbings have recently become the method of choice by Jihadis in Israel, with dozens of stabbings being carried out by Muslims. Does Sheriff Warnke even bother to watch the news?

In addition to this evidence, police have found a “manifesto” written by Mohammad and what does it contain?

• 5 references to praise for allah over two pages.

• A statement in which Mohammad said he wanted to behead someone. This is pure Jihadi doctrine, as anyone who has been paying attention the past several years knows.

The repeated denials by public officials in this country about the central role of Islamic doctrine in acts of violence are both irresponsible and obnoxious.

We are seeing the development of a “revolutionary Jihadist climate” as described by Jihadi ideologue Abu Musab al-Suri:

Successful jihad will only happen within an ummah [Islamic nation or community] in which the fighting creed is firmly established and clarified. This must happen in order to attain the “Revolutionary Jihadist Climate” that will spontaneously give rise to instruments of resistance.

Violent jihad is as an individual duty obligatory upon every Muslim. All the ulema have said this…”

Denying that individual acts of Jihad are exactly what they are is contributing to the slumber that this nation finds itself in and we will pay a dear price for it.

Sheriff Vern Warnke

Sheriff Vern Warnke

Muslim Man Gets Violent on Airliner, Released on Bond

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A Muslim man got violent on an airliner a few days ago, assaulting a flight attendant and threatening to blow the plane up…

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/10/17/queens-man-charged-threatened-blow-up-plane/

…and now he is released on bond…

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/nyc-man-who-attacked-flight-attendant-on-jet-bound/nn5yY/

How the hell is this allowed to happen?

 

 

Mysterious Event at the New Orleans Airport

There was a violent incident last night at the New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport involving a machete-wielding attacker carrying Molotov Cocktails in a bag charging a security screening checkpoint and wounding a TSA agent.

An alert and sharp shooting Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputy put 3 rounds into the attacker and ended it there, thus preventing a possible horrendous incident.

More details and eyewitness accounts available here:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/03/21/shooting-confirmed-at-new-orleans-airport/?intcmp=latestnews

It is not at all clear that this was a Jihadi attack, but it cannot be ruled out at this point.

We’ve attached a PDF of the New Orleans airport perp’s Facebook page. Plenty of fruitcake stuff on there. But the claim to be from Saudi Arabia is right there on the left.

Relatives claim he has been having mental problems.

It may in fact be mental illness and nothing more, but we have also seen cases in which someone converts to Islam, starts talking about Islam a lot to friends and family and dressing like a Muslim, etc–and the family claims that the person has “gone nuts.” An example would be Carlos Bledsoe, who converted to Islam, acted very strangely according to his father and eventually murdered US Army Private Andy Long in Little Rock.

It is also common for new converts to be especially ardent and pious. That is what happened with the guy in Oklahoma City who beheaded the woman at his former workplace. He had converted to Islam recently, started proselytizing to the point at which he got fired and, when the lady got into a conflict with him on the subject, he beheaded her.

As soon as we heard that there was a beheading involved, we knew immediately it was an act of individual jihad. The Quran and the Hadith are both replete with references to “smiting” enemies “at their necks.”

We shall see…maybe he was just a Jehovah’s Witness gone crazy, but…

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Chair of House Intelligence Committee: Terror Threat High

We’re not big fans of Congressman Mike Rogers. We think he was involved in a cover-up of a covert operation associated with the Benghazi terrorist attack.

But we have to grudgingly agree with his assessment in this case:

The threat of a terrorist attack against the United States is at the highest level it has been in a decade, outgoing House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers said Friday.

“The threat matrix I have never seen as bad as I see it today,” Rogers said at a newsmaker breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. “You have more streams of individuals who are associated with radical Islam who are saying they have either an aspiration or a capability to do attacks in the West, meaning Europe or the United States.”

The Michigan Republican, who has served on the Intelligence panel for the past 10 years, said the Obama administration and isolationists within the Republican Party are so anxious to disengage from the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan that they are allowing the Islamic State to gain strength and recruits.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/12/house-intelligence-committee-mike-rogers-terrorism/20297705/

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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/

 

 

Thailand Breaks Up Hezbollah Plot to Target Israelis During Passover

Image from stop910.com

Image from stop910.com

Anyone who doesn’t realize that Hezbollah is a Jihadist organization with global reach hasn’t been paying attention.

There are too many Americans in particular who have come to view Hezbollah as strictly an organization limited to operations in Lebanon.

That just isn’t true. In fact, there can be no doubt that Hezbollah has operatives here in America, perhaps many of them. And we know that Hezbollah has supporters, including financial supporters, here in the USA.

But the latest story involving a Jihadist plot by Hezbollah comes from Thailand, a popular tourist destination for Israelis and other Westerners–and a country that is contending with an Jihadist insurgency of its own.

Thai authorities arrested two Hezbollah members who evidently confessed to a bomb plot targeting Israeli tourists.

The two Jihadis were identified as Daoud Farhat, a French-Lebanese national, and Youssef Ayad, who is of Lebanese-Filipino extraction.

Farhat held a French passport and Ayad carried a Philippines passport. Their passports indicated that both were born in Lebanon, but it is not yet certain that the passports are genuine.

Farhat was in Thailand for the first time, but Ayad has visited Thailand 17 times.

Thai investigators believe at least nine suspected foreign terrorists connected to Hezbollah are somewhere in Thailand and that one other possible co-conspirator may have already fled Thailand. One of the other suspects is said to be named Bilal Bahsoun.

More details are available at the counter terror site, stop910.com:

http://stop910.com/en/index.php

 

Christian Churches Attacked in Kenya on Christmas

There was good news and bad news on the front against Jihad in Africa this Christmas.

The good news was that there were no reported attacks on Christians in Nigeria by Boko Haram, something that has happened in the past few years on Christmas Day, as well as just about every other significant day on the Christian religious calendar.

The bad news is that there were attacks on churches in Kenya. These attacks seem to have been on the order of mob violence, rather than organized terrorist attacks, but they were still an act of Jihad.

More bad news: the Reuters news agency, whose parent company has extensive ties to Shariah-compliant finance, filed a terribly researched and misleading report on these attacks which can be found on India’s First Post news site.

It is no mere coincidence that Jihad has erupted across the African continent in recent years. We have seen active Jihadi violence in Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Ghana, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and the Central African Republic.  If you subscribe to the so-called “mainstream” media for an explanation for this phenomenon, you’d believe that it was caused by “sectarian tensions,” poverty, or general lawlessness.

These explanations are balderdash. Africans of various ethnicities, faiths, tribal origins and nationalities have lived in close proximity to each other for centuries. Unlike past violence, the recent wave of Jihadi violence has two common threads: Islam and Jihad. Past violence may have been due to local differences, but Boko Haram operating in Nigeria and Cameroon, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb operating in Mali and Niger, and Al Shabaab operating in Somalia and Kenya all have the same doctrinal basis for their violent campaigns: Islam.

We can deny it all we want, but it doesn’t make it untrue.

With regard to the Christmas Day attacks in Kenya, “youths,” (codespeak in mainstream media like Reuters for young Jihadis) threw Molotov cocktails at Christian churches:

Youths threw petrol bombs at two Kenyan churches on Christmas day, police said on Thursday, in the latest bout of violence against Christians on the country’s predominantly Muslim coast. Police and witnesses said the churches on the edge of port city of Mombasa were attacked in the early hours of December 25 after churchgoers held services to usher in Christmas. Police had no suspects but were exploring the possibility that the attacks may have been launched by Muslim militants…

Now, here’s a significant clue as to the actual origin of this violence:

Police said Muslim youths believed to be controlled by radical preachers with links to Somali militant group al Shabaab might be behind the attacks, which left one church completely destroyed.

For years we have been hearing over and over again that terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, yet for years and years we see reports of Muslim Imams and clerics admonishing Muslims to commit violence. We have seen it around the world: from Anwar al-Awlaki in San Diego, Denver and Northern Virginia; from the Blind Sheikh in Egypt and then Brooklyn, New York; from Anjem Choudary in the UK; from Sheikh Yussef al Qaradawi in Egypt and Qatar; from Hezbollah cleric Hassan Nasrallah in Lebanon; from Mufti Taqi Usmani in Pakistan; from a host of Saudi clerics and, last but certainly not least, from the Ayatollahs who rule the Islamic Republic of Iran.

How do you suppose that ideological supporters of Al Shabaab came to be clerics in mosques in Kenya? It doesn’t just happen by osmosis. It happens through dawa operations (missionary work) funded by petrowealth in nations such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Mosques have to be built and funded. Clerics and Imams have to be paid. The money doesn’t grow on trees in the African bush.

Now we get to the typical Reuters apologetics for Islamic jihad–the part where Reuters blames the Christian victims of Jihadi violence for being attacked:

Many Muslims on the Indian Ocean coastline feel marginalised by Kenya’s predominantly Christian government and the historically cordial relations between the two communities have suffered strains in recent years.

“The churches are located in an area mainly inhabited by Muslims, and church members had reported threats before from some youth who told them to close the churches down,” said Robert Mureithi, the Likoni area police chief.

Clearly this is Reuters’ pathetic attempt at “balance.” The inference here is that the churches were attacked because the Muslim community has been mistreated in some way by the Kenyan government. Oh, and the churches were in a predominantly Muslim area, and we all know that having a Christian church in a predominantly Muslim area is “provocative.” One wonders whether these churches will be rebuilt, or will the congregations decide to worship elsewhere? Because that is exactly what the Jihadists want. They want to impose Shariah, first locally, then nationally, then regionally and eventually globally.

Under Shariah, it is forbidden to make repairs or improvements to Christian churches. The Jihadis will see to it that Shariah is enforced one way or another. We should not at all be surprised if the churches are not rebuilt, if attacks on churches continue and if eventually churches and Christians disappear from these areas altogether.

Today it is the coast of Kenya, the nation that saw the horrific Jihadi attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi not terribly long ago. But it most certainly will not end in Kenya.

When will the West wake up?

http://www.firstpost.com/world/kenyan-police-seek-youths-over-christmas-day-church-burnings-1308953.html

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