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ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 01.02.2015 08:09

Rubber masks and 100 rounds of firecrackers seized during arrest.


Masks and firecrackers seized after Arab teen attacked police with firecrackers in east Jerusalem Saturday night.. (photo credit:JERUSALEM POLICE)

A masked 17-year-old Arab man was found with an arsenal of fireworks Saturday night in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of A-Tur after being arrested for firing a round of the explosives at police officers patrolling the area, police said.

According to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, the unidentified suspect donned a white, fitted rubber mask when he targeted officers with a single round at around 6 p.m.

“After the first round was fired, officers quickly placed him under arrest and found dozens more explosives nearby,” said Rosenfeld of the 100 firecrackers.

None of the officers were wounded, he said.

“We are investigating how he got the firecrackers and masks, and police continue to patrol the area to prevent any further attacks,” Rosenfeld said.

During the summer, A-Tur was among several flashpoint Arab neighborhoods known for rioting, with near nightly attacks.

The chronic violence there and other east Jerusalem communities has since largely been contained by the emergency deployment of 1,000 extra Border Police officers to patrol the troubled areas.
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Iraq's Yazidi Minority Asks for Israel's Help

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 02.02.2015 09:38

Iraq's Yazidi Minority Asks for Israel's Help

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Iraq’s Yazidi minority, a small group of Kurdish people who cling to an ancient religion, were virtually unknown before coming under siege by ISIS last summer. Now they, much like the larger Kurdish nation, are seeking Israel’s aid in battling their Islamist foes.

In a telephone interview with Al-Monitor last week, a top Yazidi militia commander said his people, most of whom remain trapped on Mt. Sinjar in northern Iraq, would eagerly forge ties of friendship with the Jewish state.

“The Arab countries do not recognize us, nor do they recognize you,” said Lt.-Col. Lukman Ibrahim. “We regard you as a friendly state, with an opportunity for relations on the basis of neutrality and respect.”

While the Yazidi militia has managed to recruit no fewer than 12,000 fighters from a population numbering just over 200,000 in the region today, they are largely untrained and sorely under-equipped.



“We appeal to the Israeli government and its leader to step in and help this nation, which loves the Jewish people,” said Ibrahim. “We would be most grateful for the establishment of military ties.”

Israel is no stranger to aiding the Kurds in their battles against Arab neighbors. Kurdish-Israel ties are a poorly kept secret, and if a Kurdish state is ever realized, there is little doubt it would immediately become the Jewish state’s closest friend in the region.

Like the wider Kurdish nation, the Yazidis see Israel as a natural ally.

“We are not Arabs, nor are we Muslims. We see ourselves as sharing a fate with the Israelis, who went through similar pogroms,” said Majdal Rasho, a Yazidi who immigrated to Germany, but returned to help fight ISIS. “Those besieged on the mountain approached me and asked, ‘Maybe our Israeli brethren could lend a hand?’”

The Yazidis are adherents of a monotheistic faith linked to ancient Zoroastrianism. They believe in God as the Creator of all, but hold that He has given rule of this world to seven powerful archangels, the chief among them known as Malek Taus (the Peacock Angel). Muslims regard the Yazidis as devil-worshippers because according to Islam, Malek Taus is the archangel who fell from God’s grace and became Satan
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What right Europe has to mix in Israel's land? The only one country to behave as this??? Europe can wait something big from God of Israel!
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Jordan’s “Disproportionate Response”

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 17.02.2015 07:30

Jordan’s “Disproportionate Response”

No people threatened by an aggressor and fighting for their existence has been vilified for using their full forces to prevail, except Israel.


The Internet is all a-Twitter about Jordan’s King Abdulla. Almost overnight the King has become an international hero. As one Google headline put it, “The Internet has fallen in love with the warrior King.”

Seems that the world agrees with the way Abdulla responded to the horrific murder of a Jordanian pilot. In a grisly execution videotaped by barbaric ISIS leaders, Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, was placed in a cage, doused with a flammable liquid and set afire to a slow and agonizing death. The King was in America at the time meeting with President Obama when he learned of the gruesome execution. Immediately thereafter he told U.S. lawmakers in a closed door meeting that he would pursue the group responsible until Jordan’s military runs "out of fuel and bullets.”

"He said there is going to be retribution like ISIS hasn’t seen,” Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr., R-Calif., told reporters after the private meeting. “He mentioned Unforgiven and he mentioned Clint Eastwood, and he actually quoted a part of the movie.” He vowed that there would be a terrifying response of earth-shaking proportions.

And then the king actually went ahead and did what he promised to do.

The first act of the Jordanians was to hang two terrorists in their custody for whose release ISIS had been bargaining. Then they went on attack. Beginning an air campaign, in the very first days they flew over 5500 sorties and destroyed 56 Islamic state targets. According to air force chief, Gen. Mansour al-Jabour, about 7,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed since the beginning of the coalition airstrikes – with the promise of many more to come.

And as in any war, it was not only militants who died. Just a few days ago we learned that an American female prisoner, Kayla Mueller, held hostage by ISIS, may have been killed by these Jordanian airstrikes.

Yet somehow the world understood and even applauded this reaction to evil. Crime and punishment are inextricably linked, and sometimes, tragically, there is collateral damage.

Strange, however, was the fact that two words so popular this past summer were never once heard, not from protesting masses, not from the media, and not from the United Nations. There was no clamor claiming “disproportionate response.”

When three innocent teenagers in Israel were brutally murdered followed by rockets falling on civilians throughout the country, Israel’s efforts to protect itself from the onslaughts of Hamas never ceased to be condemned with the mantra “disproportionate response.” The media counted bodies daily and if more people died among those committed to annihilating Israel than their intended victims, they claimed that it was the aggressors who were unfairly targeted – and the “disproportionate” cry was heard throughout the streets of Europe.

Warning residents before replying to fired missiles wasn’t enough, the world kept saying. You’ve got to keep count. Even if your enemies come at you from the openings of unexpected tunnels, even if they approach with suicide vests, slaughter innocent children, commit unspeakable crimes, no response must ever be “disproportionate”. “Disproportionate response” was marked the sin of all sins and remains the reason why Israel to this day is unbelievably targeted as guilty of having perpetrated war crimes.

What becomes ever more clear though is that this is a transgression reserved only for the Jewish people.

One Jordanian pilot. 7000 killed in response so far. Yet no one has raised the objection which dominated the world’s reporting of the Israel–Hamas conflict this past summer.

Jordan disregarded the idea of a proportionate response. This in spite of the fact that it faced no immediate threat from ISIS forces, as Israel did from Hamas last summer. And the world understands because that is what every country would do in a similar situation.

In a feature story on Jordan’s response, Time magazine compares it to American policy. Major Brandon D. Newton wrote about vengeance in a paper for the Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies. In Punishment, Revenge, and Retribution: A Historical Analysis of Punitive Operations, he noted that violent retaliation may be required to deal with groups like ISIS. “Primitive, loosely structured actors or organizations may only respond to actual force,” he said, “not the threat or potential use of force.” The guiding concept is nothing less than an echo of the ancient Talmudic principle that “he who comes to kill you, rise up early to slay him first.”

In the history of warfare, no people threatened by an aggressor and fighting for their very existence have ever been vilified for utilizing their full forces to prevail – with one exception. It seems only Israel is guilty when it chooses survival over capitulation and death.

Perhaps now is a perfect time to remind the world that what is good for Jordan is just as good for the Jews – and it is the height of hypocrisy to applaud the action of one while condemning the very same response of another.

This article can be read online at: http://www.aish.com/jw/me/Jordans-Dispr ... ponse.html.
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The "Shockingly Anti-Western Views" of Supposed Moderates

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 06.03.2015 07:16

The "Shockingly Anti-Western Views" of Supposed Moderates

Many of these Islamists wear multiple masks. Within the poltical sphere, be it the NDP, the Liberal Party or the Tories and the Bloc, the same men and women who spout hate, masquerade as ‘moderate’ Muslims, and sprinkle just enough words about ‘multiculturalism’, ‘charter rights’ and ‘pluralism’ to fool many in all the parties.

By Tarek Fatah

March 4th, 2015

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The yellow Hezbollah flag worn by women at the 'Al Quds Day' protest in Toronto.

San Grewal is a Toronto Star reporter who first burst into limelight after 9/11 when he did a story on the hate being preached in Toronto-area mosques.

Five years later, in the August 13, 2006 issue of the Toronto Star, Grewal, writes with sadness how the “fear of Muslims” has seeped into Canada as well as the UK, and how, as repugnant as this fear is, in his opinion many Muslims are actually contributing to this fear, by their anti-western views, while living in the west.

Grewal writes:

“But I regret to say that, in five years reporting since 9/11, I have met too many Muslims across the GTA who express extremely anti-western views. I have visited more than two dozen mosques and, in 2001, wrote of shockingly anti-western views expressed in many of them. I have also heard recent evidence in court against many of the 18 co-accused in the alleged terrorism plot by young Canadian Muslims to destroy buildings, kidnap politicians and harm innocent civilians. Yes, they are innocent until proven guilty. And yes, many Muslims in Canada have responded to the charges with the level of disgust the allegations warrant. But as each community Muslim steps forward to tell me — the brown-skinned reporter who surely must be sympathetic — that the charges of possible “homegrown” terrorism are part of a government conspiracy, I can’t help but shake my head and wonder, just how far apart are we from them.”

These are words from a journalist who sees himself as friend of the Muslim community. If Muslims do not pay heed to him, we risk a crisis that we will not be able to handle. By burning Israeli flags and waving Hizbollah’s Kalashnikov banners in Toronto, Muslim Canadians do no service to themselves. We simply alienate those who would be more than happy to be on our side as our advocates in our time of need.

The real problem is that many of these Islamists wear multiple masks. Within the poltical sphere, be it the NDP, the Liberal Party or the Tories and the Bloc, the same men and women who spout hate, masquerade as "moderate" Muslims, and sprinkle just enough words about "multiculturlaism," "charter rights" and "pluralism" to fool many in all the parties.

In the meantime the vast majority of Muslim Canadians, the 9-to-5 middle class secular liberal folks go unnoticed. Why? Because we don’t “look like Muslims”.





It is astonishing that the same guys who give feiry anti-west sermons are also working hand in glove with the RCMP and CSIS! Read and reflect.



Tarek Fatah, is a Canadian writer, broadcaster and anti-Islamist Muslim activist. He is the author of Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State and the founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress.





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there has never been a time in History when there was a Pale

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 07.03.2015 07:52

Daily we are told by the Liberal Left here in Israel that we can make peace with the “Palestinians” that suicide suggestion is backed up by the Obama Administration and Kerry continues to put all the pressure possible on Israel to commit suicide, saying that Israel must agree to the 1967 borders, when in fact there is no such border and never has been. Like they say if you repeat a lie often enough it will begin to be a fact, or what will be perceived as a fact. Like the word “Palestinians” that was never used in regards to a State until after the 1967 war. When Gaza was controlled by Egypt no one ever thought as Palestinian State. The so called, West Bank, (Judea and Samaria) when it was under Jordan’s control there was no thought of it being a “Palestinian State”. In fact as you have most likely read before there has never been a time in History when there was a Palestinian State with a Palestinian Government.
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Heroes in Egypt Confront Islamist Ideology

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 07.03.2015 19:52

Heroes in Egypt Confront Islamist Ideology


by Michael Armanious
March 7, 2015 at 5:00 am

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5322/ ... t-ideology

What made Egyptian President Sisi's speech remarkable is that he pointed to the problem within and did not blame a Western or Jewish conspiracy for the problems facing Muslims.

The sad fact, which Western leaders and peaceful Muslims do not want to know or publicly acknowledge, is that when Western and other leaders say that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam, they are simply flat wrong.

About a month after Sisi said "We must revolutionize our religion," Ibrahim Eissa, an Egyptian journalist and another hero of the Middle East backed him up, saying, "when the people of ISIS perpetrate slaughter, murder, rape, immolation, and all those barbaric crimes, they say that they are relying on the sharia. They say that this is based on a certain hadith, on a certain Quranic chapter, on a certain saying of Ibn Taymiyyah, or on some historical event. To tell the truth, everything that ISIS says is correct."

Sisi wants to defeat extremism, not use it as a tool of statecraft. He understands the importance of defeating this expansionist ideology, and deserves the full support of America and the international community in this struggle.

For years, intellectuals have called on Cairo's Al-Azhar University to change its pre-medieval mindset of jihadism, without any success. This time might be different.

In December 2014, Egypt's President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, gave a speech at Al-Azhar and told clerics there that it is time to modernize the Muslim faith, which has put itself at odds with the rest of humanity.

It was the perfect venue for the speech. Al-Azhar is the pinnacle of Sunni Islam's education system. It is influential not just in Egypt, but throughout the world. Al-Azhar has educated many of the leaders of Islamic fundamentalist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi groups.



Egypt's President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, delivered a historic speech to top Islamic scholars and clergy at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, December 28, 2014. (Image source: MEMRI)



For the first time in the history, a heroic head of state stood before Al-Azhar's scholars, insisting they acknowledge that there is a real problem with Al-Azhar's teachings and asking them to reform the religious ideology, primarily through changing its core domain, education. Sisi had the courage to call for a religious revolution within Al-Azhar. In the house of the religious scholars, he took them on.

What made his speech remarkable is that he pointed to the problem within, and did not blame a Western or Jewish conspiracy for the problems facing Muslims.

About a month after Sisi's heroic speech, in which he said, "We must revolutionize our religion," Ibrahim Eissa, an Egyptian journalist and another hero of the Middle East, backed him up. Eissa said on Egyptian television, on February 3, that no one in Egypt has had the courage to admit that the ideology and activities of ISIS are based on Islamic sources. Eissa added,


"when the people of ISIS perpetrate slaughter, murder, rape, immolation, and all those barbaric crimes, they say that they are relying on the sharia. They say that this is based on a certain hadith, on a certain Quranic chapter, on a certain saying of Ibn Taymiyyah, or on some historical event. To tell the truth, everything that ISIS says is correct."

On February 11, Eissa named the extremists among the Al-Azhar leadership, and noted that Al-Azhar had become a shelter of an extremist ideology. In addition, Eissa questioned why Al-Azhar refused to denounce ISIS as "Kufar" or "un-Islamic."

President Sisi is not alone in his call for a religious revolution. Professor Dr. Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad al-Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar University, made a similar statement, in Saudi holy city of Mecca, no less. There, he spoke of "bad interpretations of the Koran and the sunna [the teachings of Muhammad]."

"There has been a historical accumulation of excessive trends," al-Tayyeb told a Saudi conference, and said that a reform in education was needed.

The major difference between the visionary Sisi and al-Tayyeb is that al-Tayyeb still could not resist blaming others. "We face major international plots targeting Arabs and Muslims, in a way that agrees with the new world colonialism that is allied with world Zionism," he said, relying on the worn-out conspiracy theories that everyone -- especially after the "Arab Spring" -- can see are not true. Such conspiracy theories are merely used to deflect blame from the real source of the problem: the many leaders in the Arab and Muslim world who still practice corrupt and capricious governance.

The real heroes remain Egypt's president, who got the process started, and Ibrahim Eissa, for speaking the truth. Sisi's call for religious revolution encouraged others in Egypt finally to state publicly that Al-Azhar had been hijacked by radicals. Egyptians, for the first time, were also able to state publicly what else everyone knew: that Al-Azhar was producing books promoting hatred and violence. Most Egyptians, however, expect that a great thinker such as al-Tayyeb, who had the courage to come such a long way, will also soon rise to the same stature as President Sisi.

Both Sisi's and al-Tayyeb's statements represent the real "Arab Spring": the beginning of a historic shift in how Sunni Islam will henceforth be interpreted, taught and practiced.

Coinciding with this intellectual assault, a U.S.-led coalition has been bombing the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) for the past several months. These attacks have killed an unknown number of the group's members, but at the same time also actually gaining new recruits for the organization, even in the West.

ISIS has been able to attract new followers mainly because of its online presence, through which it promotes its ideology to restless, disaffected young Muslims across the world. ISIS has gained followers by videotaping and airing its barbaric beheadings of a number of victims -- including American hostages and Egyptian Coptic Christians -- as well as the burning of a Jordanian pilot, and reportedly 45 others in the Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi.

Most people are shocked by these actions, but ISIS takes pride in slaughtering and burning its victims, as it seeks to establish a caliphate in its first step toward world domination. As a totalitarian organization, ISIS is more than a threat to the national security of America and its allies; it is a threat, as Sisi was among the first to see, first of all to Muslims, and then to the rest of humanity.

Sadly, the U.S. has failed to enunciate a comprehensive strategy for defeating this rapacious organization. On February 11, the Obama Administration formally asked Congress to authorize military force to "degrade and defeat" ISIS. Clearly, military force is necessary, but President Obama needs to be honest with himself and the public, and admit that ISIS will not be defeated by a military campaign alone. Bombing ISIS in Iraq and Syria may kill its members, but it will not defeat its ideology.

Obama, for his legacy, would do well to take a leading role in supporting Sisi in the ideological war against Islamic extremists and their ideology. He is fortunate to have a potential Muslim ally in the Egyptian President, as well in the Muslim Mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb, yet another hero who clearly wants his people to have far-reaching opportunities.

Sisi is continuing with his heroic campaign. On January 22, he spoke for the first time of the genius of the late President Sadat's vision of peace in the Middle East. He also spoke of not allowing jihadists to use the Sinai peninsula to attack Egypt's neighbors, referring to Israel.

Sisi also refuses to follow in the footsteps of former President Hosni Mubarak, who used the threat of Islamic extremism to blackmail the West. Sisi wants to defeat extremism, not use it as a tool of statecraft.

Sisi understands the importance of defeating this expansionist ideology, and deserves the full support of America and the international community in this struggle.


Michael Armanious, a U.S.-based news analyst, was born and raised in Egypt.
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