Friday, May 29, 2015

Mohammed cartoon contest planned for Phoenix anti-Islam rally

The contest will take place outside Phoenix mosque. The attendees are encouraged to bring their guns.
PHOENIX - An anti-Islam rally in Phoenix on Friday will feature a Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest.

The scheduled location is outside the Islamic Community Center in north Phoenix.

The gathering comes less than a month after a similar event in Texas sparked gunfire that left two gunmen, both from Phoenix, dead.

The gunmen, whom federal officials identified as Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, wounded a security officer before they were shot and killed at the scene.

Simpson had worshipped at the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix for about a decade, but he quit showing up over the past two or three months, the president of the mosque told The Associated Press.

A convert to Islam, Simpson first attracted the FBI's attention in 2006 because of his ties to a former U.S. Navy sailor who had been arrested in Phoenix and was ultimately convicted of terrorism-related charges. Less was known about Soofi, who appeared to have never been prosecuted in federal court, according to a search of court records.

The organizer of Friday's event said he had to do “something” because he does not want Islam spreading in the U.S.

“We’re just out utilizing our First Amendment,” organizer Jon Ritzheimer said.

Ritzheimer said he would not shoulder any responsibility if the event turned violent.

The Valley man organized an anti-Islam rally outside the same location several weeks ago, which was peaceful, he said.

He is urging attendees to be peaceful once again, but the Facebook page for the event warns people to come armed because of a “much-anticipated attack.”

Phoenix police released a statement Thursday, saying officers are aware of the event and are "working together [with other departments] to help ensure a safe event."
Dealing with this type of activity is a challenge that is facing law enforcement across the country. Dealing with groups of protesters and opposing views is not the difficult part. Our goal and the real challenge are trying to anticipate unlawful activities that might occur in conjunction with these events.
Phoenix police said they would have officers at the event, but would not provide other specifics regarding security measures.

Arizona's Council on American-Islamic Relations met with law enforcement on Wednesday and said they are grateful for their presence at Friday's protest.

"We thank law enforcement authorities for their proactive effort to ensure the safety of the mosque's congregation from hate-filled and armed protesters," said CAIR-AZ Chairman Imraan Siddiqi. "The promise of a heavy police presence at the rally of armed biker gang members will help calm fears of harassment and even attacks on worshipers."

A man who lives near the site of the planned rally hopes any violence does not affect neighbors.

“I just hope there’s no gun shots or anything going on,” Cristopher Cabrera said.

ISIS jihadists burn woman alive for refusing to take part in 'extreme sex act'

Because, you know, committing horrible acts against innocent women is just the kind of stuff that random JV folk do, especially when "their momentum is blunted".
(Daily Mail) A woman was burned alive by depraved Islamic State militants after she refused to take part in an 'extreme sex act', a United Nations official has revealed.

Hundreds of women have been kidnapped by jihadi fighters who send the 'prettiest virgins' to slave markets in the Syrian city of Raqqa, where they are sold as sexual objects to the highest bidder.

Many are stripped naked and forced to undergo virginity tests before being sent to the twisted auctions, the UN's Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict has said.

Zainab Bangura discovered the gruesome extent of crimes against young women – particularly from Iraq's Yazidi minority community – after collecting information from Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.

She said: 'They (ISIS) commit rape, sexual slavery, forced prostitution and other acts of extreme brutality.

'We heard one case of a 20-year-old girl who was burned alive because she refused to perform an extreme sex act. We learned of many other sadistic sexual acts.'

ISIS has carried out 'systematic sexual crimes' against Yazidi women and girls after kidnapping over 200 of them from their homes in northern Iraq last August, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said.

"Lack of economic opportunity, the legacy of colonialism". Surely some academic will find the components of western society that drove these folks into becoming sex slave-masters.

Acting State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf is being promoted to Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications to Secretary of State John Kerry.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pakistan: Imam calls for military operation against jeans-wearing women

Because "Pakistan’s sovereignty and the security of the citizens are at stake".
Islamabad: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islami Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman following the Friday sermon requested the armed forces of Pakistan to launch a military operation against “jeans-wearing women” all over Pakistan in a press conference at a local hotel in Islamabad. Fazlur Rehman while highlighting the demerits of an operation against the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) said that the Taliban were not Pakistan’s enemy and the forces needed to target the real enemies of Pakistan.

“The Taliban are our brothers and their angst against the state is justified,” Fazl said adding that, “As brother Ansar Abbasi has so eloquently put in the past: TTP’s suicide bombings are just Allah’s wrath upon us. And so there is a need to earmark and eliminate the real enemy of Pakistan: every woman who wears jeans.”

When asked how jeans-wearing women were enemies of the state the JUI-F chief retorted angrily. “From earthquakes to inflation all kinds of disasters are caused by the immodesty of women. A woman that is not covered like a sack of flour is a walking and talking weapon of mass destruction for her state. And Pakistan has a multitude of such nuclear missiles in all its major cities,” Fazl said, now fuming like a steam engine.

BTW, somebody should tell Maulana Fazlur Rehman that his party's acronym, JUIF, means Jew in French.

ISIS slaughter 400 innocent people, mostly women and children in attack on ancient city of Palmyra, Syria

(Mirror) Islamic State militants have slaughtered at least 400 mostly women and children in another brutal attack in Syria.

The mass killings have taken place in the ancient city of Palmyra, the latest city to be seized by the extremist group.

State TV reported that the streets are strewn with bodies, saying: “The terrorists have killed more than 400 people...and mutilated their bodies, under the pretext that they co-operated with the government and did not follow orders.”

Those killed are believed to be employees including the head of the hospital’s nursing department and all her family.

The latest killing follows the slaughter of 300 troops just after Palmyra was captured.

A black IS flag now flies over the ancient citadel in the central-Syrian city which is home to the Unesco world heritage site, one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world.

Most of the museum antiques have been removed and taken to Damascus.

But antiquities director Mamoun Abdulkarim said: “There are still the large items, like the sarcophagi, which weigh three or four tonnes and we could not move.

“Those are what worry me.”

He added: “I hope that they do not repeat the same destruction they committed in Iraq.”, referring the bulldozing and smashing of ancient artefacts in ancient Iraq city Nimrud.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Islamic State Jihadists Slaughter More Than 300 Yazidi Captives in Iraq

(Daily Mail) More than 300 Yazidi prisoners have been slaughtered by Islamic State militants near Mosul in Iraq.

According to the Yazidi Progress Party, hundreds were murdered by Isis on Friday in the Tal Afar district.

It comes after around 40,000 people were kidnapped at gunpoint when the terrorists attacked Yazidi villages last summer.