Feds’ San Bernardino Narrative Disintegrates as Picture of Terror Network Becomes Clear

First responders tending to the victims at the Inland Regional Center Source: NBCLA.com/Handout via Reuters

First responders tending to the victims at the Inland Regional Center
Source: NBCLA.com/Handout via Reuters

The ISIS Study Group, Dec. 8, 2015:

From the start the ISIS Study Group has maintained that the San Bernardino Shooting was the work of a cell based in Southern California’s Inland Empire (reference – “The Flames of War Come to San Bernardino, CA”). As the Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) attempted to push the narrative that this was a case of “workplace violence” that resulted from an argument at a Christmas party, we continued to dig into Sayid Farooq and Tashfeen Malik’s terror links. In “Some Interesting San Bernardino Developments” we laid out Farooq’s links to the Islamic Society and that organization’s deep ties to known terrorists and attacks on US soil. We followed that up with “San Bernardino UPDATE as of 06 DEC 15-More Terror Links,” which covered Tashfeen and her father’s ties to jihadist ideology and ties to Pakistan’s jihadist community. The Feds continue to cling to their faulty narrative, but the tighter they hold onto this fantasy more of the truth slips out.

San Bernardino UPDATE as of 06 DEC 15-More Terror Links
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p=9774

Some Interesting San Bernardino Developments…
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p=9719

The Flames of War Come to San Bernardino, CA
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p=9672

Ibrahim Simpson Source: Pamela Geller

Ibrahim Simpson
Source: Pamela Geller

So what’s new? Well, the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has been attempting to block journalists (international journalists-members of the American MSM don’t seem to care) from doing additional digging into Tashfeen’s associations with the Lal Masjid’s (aka “Red Mosque”). Something tells us we were on to something regarding Abdul Aziz and his wife’s direct links to the Islamic State (IS) External Operations Division – specifically the late-Junaid Hussein and later his widow Sally Ann Jones and acolyte Siful Sujan, who has also been in contact with Sayid Farooq. Okay, so Who’s Siful Sujan, again? Susan (aka “Abu Khalid al-Bengali”) was a Syria-based subordinate of Junaid Hussein. When Hussein died, Sujan began to take over some of his portfolio to include alternative attack planning by using individuals from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. He’s also the primary facilitator for dual-Bengali/Canadian citizen Ahmed Tamim Choudray in support of the effort to establish an official IS province in Bangladesh. More importantly, Sujan continues to maintain a close relationship with Hussein’s widow Sally. Sayid’s ties with a close associate of Garland Shooter Ibrahim Simpson identified as Mujahid Miski adds further weight to this assessment.

Source: SITE Intelligence Group

Source: SITE Intelligence Group

Source: SITE Intelligence Group

Source: SITE Intelligence Group

Pakistani Security Seeks To Tamp Down Reporting On California Shooter
http://www.ibtimes.com/pakistani-security-seeks-tamp-down-reporting-california-shooter-2213296

Texas attack: The chain of terror tweets that led to Elton Simpson rampage at Draw Mohammed contest
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/texas-attack-chain-terror-tweets-that-led-elton-simpson-rampage-draw-mohammed-contest-1499922

Bangladesh’s ISIS Problem
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p=9292

 

The IS propaganda machine has been disseminating several images such as the one above Source: The ISIS Study Group

The IS propaganda machine has been disseminating several images such as the one above
Source: The ISIS Study Group

According to our sources, Sayid and Tashfeen had been in regular contact with Sujan, Sally and more recently an IS External Operations member identified as “Ahmed al-Ahmed,” who was tasked by Sujan to provide Sayid’s cell with everything they would need. The $28,500 USD deposited to Sayid’s bank account two weeks prior to the San Bernardino Shooting was likely sent by Ahmed to help cover his cell’s expenses. The IS External Operations Division likes to us a series of different methods to send money to lone-wolves and cells tasked with carrying out operations abroad – usually a combination of money being wired via Hawala (think of it like an Islamic “Western Union”), picked up then transferred to a specific account. In this case the money may have even been taken out as a loan by Sayid. He had converted $10,000 into cash and withdrew the money at a Union Bank branch in San Bernardino. He followed that up a few days before the shooting with at least another three transfers of $5,000. If this isn’t a big indicator of this being planned, we don’t know what is. We also

And here’s another one Source: The ISIS Study Group

And here’s another one
Source: The ISIS Study Group

know that Sayid had communicated with his IS contacts through someone else’s laptop and video game system at a third home he frequented daily. Oh yeah, and a day or two before the attack Sayid was in a bar (they usually do have a vice of some sort – check out “San Bernardino UPDATE as of 06 DEC 15-More Terror Links” to see what we mean) making anti-American comments, something to the effect of “Americans are the real terrorists.” People may hate on Fox News and Breitbart, but they’ve been the only ones in the American MSM doing any real substantive work to uncover this terror network. Perhaps the other news agencies in our country should start doing their jobs for once? You’d be surprised what doing one’s job instead of pushing an agenda to protect some elected official can do to boost credibility. Just a thought.

Bank records show $28,500 deposit to Syed Farook’s account two weeks before the shooting, source says
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/12/07/bank-records-show-28500-deposit-to-syed-farooks-account-two-weeks-before-shooting-source-says.html

 

Enrique Marquez Source: The ISIS Study Group

Enrique Marquez
Source: The ISIS Study Group

Which brings us to Enrique Marquez – the guy who sold Sayid the assault rifles. He knew Sayid for 8 years and stayed in touch with him after moving away in 2012. Marquez was the the one who provided Sayid with the rifles, and was so distraught after learning about the attack that he drank excessively prior to checking himself in a mental hospital. According to our sources, he as acting “suicidal,” although he hadn’t yet progressed to where he actually had a plan to off himself. He’s currently on suicide watch and speaking with the FBI. None of the money withdrawn by Sayid in the two weeks leading up to the attack went to Marquez nor is he considered a suspect. However, he can shed some light on Sayid’s mindset. For instance, we know that Sayid and been acquiring weapons and ammunition for a total of 15 purchases made from NOV 11 – JUL 15. The majority of the purchases went to the Riverside residence while the last two went to the Redlands location. Four purchases shipped to a location in San Diego spanning NOV 11 – JAN 12. This was a very deliberate effort that spanned years. In other words, this attack wasn’t because of some argument.

The FBI was “Captain Obvious” when LA Field Office Assistant Director David Bowdich said the following (from CNN):

They “were radicalized and have been for quite some time,” Bowdich said.

“The question for us,” he told reporters Monday, “is how, and by whom, and where.”

Oh but we do know who and why – we’ve laid it out for you. They know it too – but are trying to draw this out in order to minimize the damage when it finally does come out that there’s still an entire cell Sayid and Tasfheen were associated with – there are at least six other members of this cell who remain at-large. According to our sources, there were actually follow-on attacks (first responders were supposed to also be targeted) that were supposed to have taken place but those were delayed by the IS External Operations Division. Why? We suspect it had to do with the poor performance of the attack carried out by Sayid and Tashfeen. Not to minimize the loss of life, but IS was expecting more casualties than what was produced. The delay was likely done to conduct an After Action Report (AAR), correct deficiencies identified in the San Bernardino Shooting then resume operations when things have died down. The area Sayid’s cell has chosen to operate places it in close proximity to LA and Las Vegas – both of which represent great potential targets for any jihadist. DHS is intentionally trying to downplay the threat, but we’re not going to let them off the hook. No, they deserve to have someone holding their feet to the fire to ensure they actually do their jobs and protect the most important thing – the lives of our fellow Americans.

It is ‘increasingly likely’ that San Bernardino killers were planning more attacks but their future targets are still unknown, security sources say
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3348711/It-increasingly-likely-San-Bernardino-killers-planning-attacks-future-targets-unknown-security-sources-say.html

San Bernardino UPDATE as of 06 DEC 15- More Terror Links

The ISIS Study Group, Dec. 6, 2015:

There’s been a lot more information that our staff has been obtaining as well as foreign media. Wouldn’t it be nice if the American MSM did their jobs for once instead of defend the Obama administration every chance they get? In our articles “The Flames of War Come to San Bernardino, CA” and “Some Interesting San Bernardino Developments,” we discussed how this was a cell-based attack with Sayid likely the one in contact with foreign facilitators – and our strong suspicions that at least one was a representative of the Islamic State’s (IS) External Operations Division. Our latest article (“Some Interesting San Bernardino Developments”) laid out the latest and greatest on Sayid and his jihadist connections (e.g. the Islamic Society); in this article we will be getting more into his wife Tashfeen Malik, her family and their connections to terror.

Some Interesting San Bernardino Developments…
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p=9719

The Flames of War Come to San Bernardino, CA
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p=9672

What’s left of Sayid Farooq; head shot was either a larger caliber round or it was a rear entry wound to the back of the skull and exited though the front top bridge of the nose near the eye socket – either way he’s off to see his “Allah,” Satan or whatever Source: The ISIS Study Group

What’s left of Sayid Farooq; head shot was either a larger caliber round or it was a rear entry wound to the back of the skull and exited though the front top bridge of the nose near the eye socket – either way he’s off to see his “Allah,” Satan or whatever
Source: The ISIS Study Group

The reason we decided to dig into Sayid Farooq’s collection of literature found at his residence (the works of Sayid Qutb in particular) and ties to the Islamic Society’s Corona-Norco branch (the Islamic Society of Corona-Norco aka “ISCN”) in “Some Interesting San Bernardino Developments” is because we suspect his jihadist associations played a large part in how he was “matched” with Tashfeena. Our sources in the San Bernardino Police Department report that Sayid’s father stated his son had begun distancing himself from his family as far back as 2010 and that they didn’t really know Tashfeena all that well either. We can’t say that we’re surprised given how Sayid’s family have been going to the Islamic Center of Riverside (a real-deal moderate institution) in favor of the ISCN. That happened two years ago. You know what also happened two years ago? Sayid traveled to Saudi Arabia to meet his wife who he had first met online. In fact his family noticed he had become increasingly “conservative” since his trip. As previously stated in yesterday’s article, we assess that it was likely a foreign facilitator who recruited him that “paired” the two up for a marriage. Furthermore, we suspect that Sayid met with this individual during his time in Saudi Arabia. Our staff is working with our Saudi Mabahith contacts to identify this individual. We’d like to assume the FBI is already doing this themselves, but the vibe we’re getting from our Department of Homeland Security (DHS) peeps implies this isn’t happening.

Tashfeena Malik Source: ABC News

Tashfeena Malik
Source: ABC News

So who is Tashfeena? To understand her, you have to know about her father. The UK Daily Mail put out a great read on her father (the link is just below this section) , identified as Gulzar Ahmed Malik. Tashfeena is originally from Karor Lal Esan located in Punjab Province, Pakistan. From what we understand she relocated with her father to Saudi Arabia 25 yrs ago. Now sometime 5 or 6 yrs ago she returned to Pakistan to study at Bahauddin Zakariya University in Multan to become a Pharmacist. This area is interesting because it has a long history of being a hotbed for al-

We prefer this pic of Tashfeena – its by far her best look Source: The ISIS Study Group

We prefer this pic of Tashfeena – its by far her best look
Source: The ISIS Study Group

Qaida (AQ) and Lashkar-e Tayyiba (LT) recruitment, and more recently IS. She went there because that’s where she felt “comfortable.” Why? It has to do with the militant Islam her father had been drilling into her head while in Saudi Arabia. Its also highly likely that Gulzar had a trusted associate “look after her” – and that individual likely has affiliations to one of the above-mentioned jihadist organizations. Another interesting tidbit is that Tashfeena has two brothers and two sisters related to a former provincial Minister identified as Ahmed Ali Aulak – both from daddy’s side of the family. Anyways, her father still lives in Riyadh. Now, our Mahabith contacts did say that neither he or Tashfeena were considered a “threat” – although they did caveat that with a notice of their own stretched resources due to having to deal with the Iranian, IS and AQAP threats inside their borders.

EXCLUSIVE: ISIS loyalist woman in San Bernardino massacre is linked to Pakistan’s most notorious radical cleric and mosque known as center for fundamentalists
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3346618/ISIS-loyalist-woman-San-Bernardino-massacre-linked-Pakistan-s-notorious-radical-cleric-mosque-known-center-fundamentalists.html?ito=social-facebook

The Red Mosque Source: Associated Free Press/Getty Images

The Red Mosque
Source: Associated Free Press/Getty Images

The UK Daily Mail also dug up some additional terror links that add even more to this case than what we had already identified on our end. So in addition to the links Sayid has to the Islamic Society and online jihadists, Tashfeen and her father have been directly-linked to having frequented the Islamabad-based Lal Masjid or “Red Mosque”-run Jamia Hafsa Madrasa for women. So what’s the Red Mosque and why should you care? Well, for starters its well-known for recruiting suicide bombers (e.g. 07 JUL 05 London Bombings). For the uninitiated, the Red Mosque was founded by Maulana Qari Abdullah in 1965. Abdullah taught radical Islam and preached jihad during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. After the Soviets left Afghanistan, the Mosque continued to function as a center for radical Islamic learning and housed several thousand male and female students in adjacent seminaries. Since its founding, the Red Mosque was frequented by members of the Pakistani military (PAKMIL) and the government. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, the Army Chief of Staff who would go on to successfully lead a coup that saw his rise to the presidency, was a close friend of Abdullah. More interesting is the fact that the Mosque itself is located near the main headquarters of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). In fact, several ISI members are known to go there for prayers (check out “Afghanistan: A Case Against a Residual US Military Presence” if you want to know why this is a problem).

California shooter linked to Islamabad’s controversial Lal Masjid
http://www.hindustantimes.com/world/california-shooter-linked-to-islamabad-s-controversial-lal-masjid/story-NnKdtUrVCt7tnJYwp4qbwO.html

Profile: Islamabad’s Red Mosque
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6503477.stm

Afghanistan: A Case Against a Residual US Military Presence
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p=2964

Abdul Aziz Source: skpak.com

Abdul Aziz
Source: skpak.com

Abdullah was assassinated at the Mosque in 1998. His sons Abdul Aziz and Abdul Rashid assumed responsibility for the institution, where they would develop a close relationship with the late-Osama bin Laden. Under the new leadership, the Red Mosque’s involvement in terrorist activities increased significantly. These last few years have seen Aziz speak quite favorably of IS, which he came out to publicly announce his support of last year. Although Aziz claims to have no “direct-links” to IS despite fully supporting Baghdadi, he had actually maintained regular contact with the late-senior IS External Operations Division member Junaid Hussein as well as his associate Riyad Khan up until their deaths. We suspect that Hussein’s

Sally Ann Jones Source: The ISIS Study Group

Sally Ann Jones
Source: The ISIS Study Group

widow Sally Ann Jones and the infamous Siful Sujan continue to maintain contact with him. We talked about both Sally and Sujan in our 11 NOV piece “Bangladesh’s ISIS Problem.” Aziz has been able to export IS’ ideology to the masses in Pakistan thanks to the Red Mosque and his network of madrasas affiliated with it. We know that both Aziz and Tashfeena have the same ethnic background, but it remains unclear if they’re of the same tribe – at least for now. However, our sources have informed us that Tashfeena had participated in multiple events that would’ve placed her in direct contact with Majida Younis, who is Aziz’s wife. Another indicator that she was already part of the jihadist community should’ve been the fake address she gave in her visa application. Come to think of it, if she fell through the cracks like this, then how can we expect the US government to ensure 10,000-60,000 Syrian refugees are properly “vetted?”

Female San Bernardino shooter reportedly entered US on ‘fiance’ visa with inaccurate address
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/12/05/san-bernadino-gunman-reportedly-contacted-foreign-terror-organizations/

No regret over supporting IS, says Lal Masjid cleric
http://tribune.com.pk/story/806711/no-regret-over-supporting-is-says-lal-masjid-cleric/

Suicide blast targeting police kills 16 at Pakistan rally
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/07/06/pakistan.blast/index.html

Pakistani soldiers storm mosque
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6286500.stm

Bangladesh’s ISIS Problem
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p=9292

Oh, and remember how Tashfeena had frequented the Jamia Hafsa? Last year some of the gals at the madrasa put together a video showing their support for IS:

Interesting, yes? For those who’ve been asking us how to spot a potential jihadist, the following are indicators to help you identify such individuals to report to the police:

1. Switching from one mosque or prayer center to another, for any reason: Muslims commonly change their religious attendance to more fundamental Islamic centers or mosques in order to attend more radical ideologies and clerics, but never the opposite. Thusly, changing Mosques is a key indicator.

2. Becoming stricter in their observance and practice of Islamic religious duties such as the call to prayer; changing their mode of dress to a more fundamental style, diet, or fasting during Ramadan especially if not previously observed, reading, quoting or discussing the Koran with co-workers and peers and classmates.

3. Withdrawing from family and friends, especially when social withdrawal is accompanied by other behaviors or indicators.

4. Many will have a vice of some sort – drinking, smoking, women, hardcore pornography (which may or may not involve women. Seriously).

Lookin’ good darlin’ – too bad you’re more concerned with potentially tampering a crime scene instead of digging into the attackers’ terror links – and not take the Feds’ claims as gospel Source: The ISIS Study Group

Lookin’ good darlin’ – too bad you’re more concerned with potentially tampering a crime scene instead of digging into the attackers’ terror links – and not take the Feds’ claims as gospel
Source: The ISIS Study Group

The list and all of the information that we and the UK Daily Mail have provided over the last few days should arm the American people on what happened – as well as what to expect in the near-future. The problem is none of this information should’ve needed to come from us – it should’ve come from DHS or at the very least our own American media. But it didn’t. Instead what we get were a bunch of reporters storming into the residence of Sayid, which quite possibly contaminated evidence. That in itself was straight up unethical – the fact that the crime scene was turned over to the landlord to do as he pleases so soon is even more disturbing. These so-called “journalists” are supposed to be searching for the truth and to keep the American people informed. Unfortunately, what we get are attempts to “shape” information that removes a great deal of the truth from the end product that gets briefed to the American people on TV. In fact, the American MSM should be running wild to question the FBI’s claims that this wasn’t the work of a “cell” when all of the evidence says otherwise? Or what about the denials of the attackers having go pros yet the packaging was there – or the fact that the FEDs really do have the go pros they say “don’t exist?” You can bet the media would be all over this like a fat kid on a cupcake had this event occurred 8 yrs ago – and they would’ve been openly questioning why the residence was turned over to the landlord so soon.

What’s worse is that Loretta Lynch and Jeh Johnson don’t think any of these connections or the recent IS announcement of the attackers being supporters are “important.” We’re hoping that the American people feel differently and are ready to rise up and demand action from the elected officials who sworn an oath to protect us and our way of life above all else. Remember, these people work for the American people – not the other way around. Its time we reminded them of that fact and we need to do it as if our future depends on it – which it does. Since the American MSM obviously can’t be depended on for anything more than reiterating whatever talking points DHS comes up with, the ISIS Study Group will continue to press on and work with those who want to learn the truth and wish to combat this clear and present threat to the US and the civilized world in general…

FBI Director: San Bernardino Killers Not Part Of Terrorist Cell – Update
http://deadline.com/2015/12/isis-connection-in-san-bernardino-shooting-1201653036/

UPS FACILITY RECEIVES SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE ADDRESSED TO ALLEGED SAN BERNARDINO GUNMEN
http://abc7.com/news/ups-receives-suspicious-package-addressed-to-san-bernardino-gunmen/1110727/

Here Are al-Qaeda’s Guidelines for Which ‘Blasphemers’ to Assassinate

aqiswarningPJ Media, By Bridget Johnson On May 28, 2015:

Two weeks after the latest murder of a blogger for professing disbelief in the Islamic prophet or simply promoting a secular society, al-Qaeda’s new chapter in southeast Asia has issued an update about who will be targeted next.

The bloggers hacked to death in brazen, public attacks thus far have all been in Bangladesh — one of the three victims in less than three months was an American citizen — but the English-language posting of the terrorists’ target list suggests that forthcoming attacks may not be limited in scope.

Ansar al-Islam Bangladesh considers itself a “brother” of al-Qaeda, as Ayman al-Zawahiri has united South Asia jihadist groups under al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent. The chapter was announced last September after what al-Zawahiri said was two years of set-up work with regional Islamist leaders, with a consultative council already operating for a year before the official announcement.

Their newest warning posted online vows to target:

  • “Those who are insulting our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Allah (S) and our religion Islam. We have no problem with the atheists bloggers, atheism or with other religions or belief but we will not tolerate insulting out Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). We are targeting those who are insulting our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the name of atheism.”
  • “People who are not allowing to follow the rulings of shariah. He/She might be a teacher of a University, College or School. He/She might be a leader of a certain area or locality or a political party. He/She might be a Judge, Advocate, Engineer or Doctor etc.”
  • “Those who are presenting Islam wrongly in His/Her writings or talks and trying to keep Muslims far from the real teaching of Islam which is one of the main agendas of crusaders in the Muslim nations all over the world. He/She might be a well known writer. He/She might be a poet or free thinker or so called intellectuals. He/She might be an editor of a newspaper of magazine. He/She might be a actor, journalist, producer, director or actor etc.”
  • “Those who are opposing, lowing and presenting wrongly the rulings of shariah by his/her talks or writings using media or any other means of publications.”
  • “Those who are trying to destroy Muslim social values by introducing and spreading the nudity and zina [sex outside of marriage] among the Muslim youths.”
  • “Those who are tying to remove the shariah rulings from the existing Islamic systems, values, cultures and economics.”
  • “Those who are trying to stop the establishment of Islamic rulings (Shariah).”

The al-Qaeda chapter claims it won’t target any people just for not being Muslim, but declared open season on “those who are trying to insult our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Allah (S) and our religion by any means such as writings, talks or physical works.”

Ananta Bijoy Das, a science writer whose numerous books included one on evolution, was hacked to death by four men wielding machetes and cleavers May 12 as he went to work in the city of Sylhet.

AQIS issued a statement afterward announcing they were “delighted” to be responsible for “one Islamophobic atheist blogger sent to hell.” They accused Das of “taunts” to Islam.

Das knew his life was in danger, and tried to get a visa to go to Sweden for a press-freedom event. Swedish officials denied the request last month, afraid that the writer wouldn’t return to Bangladesh.

In February, Bangladeshi-American secularist blogger Avijit Roy was hacked to death on a Dhaka street. “The target was an American citizen.. 2 in 1. #America recently martyred 2 of our brothers in #Khurasan & #Shaam. #Revenge+#Punishment,” Ansar al-Islam Bangladesh tweeted afterward.

Roy was a dual U.S.-Bangladesh citizen who lived in Georgia and was in Bangladesh for a month. His wife, Rafida Ahmed Bonna, was with him at the time of the attack and was severely wounded, with one of her fingers severed by the pair of machete-wielding attackers.

His blog in the 90 percent Muslim country, mukto-mona.com, translates to “free thinking” and featured atheist, humanist and nationalist writers. He was also an author whose books included The Philosophy of Disbelief and The Virus of Faith — further stoking outrage of Islamists.

Das contributed to mukto-mona.com.

After Roy’s murder, secular blogger Washiqur Rahman wasn’t going to take it from the Islamists. He posted a Charlie Hebdo Muhammad cartoon and used the hashtag #IamAvijit. Rahman was hacked to death at the end of March.

Two suspects out of three attackers were seized at the scene of the crime: students at an Islamic school who said they were acting on orders to kill Rahman.

Al-Qaeda issued a video at the beginning of this month saying AQIS was behind those assassinations and more, including the February 2013 murder of secularist Bangladeshi blogger Rajib Haider.

“Praise be to Allah, these assassinations are part of a series of operations initiated by the different branches of al-Qaeda on the orders of our respected leader Sheikh Ayman al Zawahiri (may Allah protect him),” AQIS leader Asim Umar said. “It is equally part of our commitment to fulfill the oath of Sheikh Osama [bin Laden] (may Allah have mercy on him).”

The assassination campaign, Umar stressed, is teaching “a lesson to blasphemers in France, Denmark, Pakistan and now in Bangladesh.”

Though not specifically mentioned by the al-Qaeda directive, the message was released two days before Friday’s “Draw Muhammad” event outside of a Phoenix mosque.

Islamists Hack Another Secular Writer to Death in Bangladesh

Ananta Bijoy Das

Ananta Bijoy Das

by IPT News  •  May 12, 2015

For the third time this year, Islamist radicals in Bangladesh hacked a secular writer to death in public.

Four masked men chased down Ananta Bijoy Das Tuesday morning as Das left his home in Sylhet. They hacked him with machetes after running him down.

“Ananta died on the spot,” Metropolitan Police Commissioner Kamrul Hasan told theDaily Star. “Ananta was an organiser of local progressive publication outlet Jukti (logic) and a relentless writer on science.”

Das was 31.

On March 30, Oyasiqur Rahman Babu, 27, was murdered on his way to work. Like Das, Babu’s writings criticized religious fundamentalism.

Roy an BabuOn Feb. 26, American citizen Avijit Roy was killed, and his wife severely injured, when attackers jumped them at a book fair. Roy had been threatened for his writings against religion, including his statement that religious extremism is like a virus: “if allowed to spread [it] will wreak havoc on society in epidemic proportions.”

An al-Qaida branch claimed credit for Roy and Babu’s murders.

A fourth secular activist, Ahmed Rajib Haider, was attacked and killed in February 2013.

Das, Babu and Roy were part of a movement, Shahbag, which advocated the death penalty for Islamist leaders convicted for murders and other attacks at the end of the 1971 war that saw Bangladesh break away from Pakistan.

An official with the Islamic Circle of North America, Ashrafuzzman Khan, was convicted in October 2013 in connection with the kidnapping and murder of 18 intellectuals at the war’s end. He remains in the United States.

In a posting Monday that turned out to be his last, Das lashed out at police over their failures to stop the attacks on Roy and Babu even though officers were nearby. “Later the police claimed there had apparently been no dereliction of duty. One would love to know what their duty was,” he wrote.

He called them “paper tigers when women were being molested one by one before an audience of thousands at the new year celebrations.” When protests resulted, “the police pounced on them, injuring university students with the butts of their guns and their boots. Here too I was told that the police had not abandoned its responsibility. But I’m very keen to know what the real responsibility of the police is.”

Das, along with Haider, Roy and Babu, died because his opinions were deemed unacceptable to some of Bangladesh’s radical Islamists.

But this is an international phenomenon that shows no sign of waning.

Last week in Texas, two radical Islamists tried to massacre people who attended a cartoon exhibit and contest involving the Muslim prophet Muhammad. And, of course, 12 people were gunned down at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January by two brothers who boasted they had “avenged the prophet” by slaying those who dared to publish his caricature.

Beheadings, Bombings and New York’s Little Bangladesh

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Walk along Church Avenue and turn east onto McDonald Avenue and you will see where the old standards of working class Brooklyn, aging homes with faded American flags and loose siding, surly bars tucked into the shadows of street corners and the last video stores hanging on to a dying industry give way to mosques and grocery stores selling goat meat.

Mosques grow like mushrooms in basements, cell phone stores offer easy ways to wire money back to Bangladesh and old men glare at interlopers, especially if they are infidel women.

This is where Mohammed Siddiquee settled a dispute the old-fashioned way by beheading his landlord.

Mohammed wasn’t the first man in Brooklyn to use violence to settle a rental dispute, but beheadings are more traditional in his native Bangladesh than in Brooklyn, though over in neighboring Queens, Ashrafuzzaman Khan, Bangladesh’s most wanted war criminal, heads up the local Islamic Circle of North America, whose Islamist thugs beheaded poets and buried professors in mass graves.

Here in Kensington, where the alphabet streets that march across Brooklyn down to the ocean begin, the bars retreat along with the alphabet from those areas marked by the crescent and the angry glare. And there is another one like it at the other end of the alphabet where the Atlantic Ocean terminates the letters at Avenue Z bookending the Brooklyn alphabet with angry old men and phone cards for Bangladesh.

These spots aren’t no-go zones yet. There aren’t enough young men with too much welfare and time on their hands who have learned that the police will back off when they burn enough things and councilmen will visit to get their side of the story. That generation will grow up being neither one thing nor the other, ricocheting from American pop culture to the Koran, from parties with the infidels to mosque study sessions until they explode from the contradictions the way that the Tsarnaevs, who huffed pot and the Koran in equal proportions, did.

It isn’t the old men who plant bombs near 8-year-olds. It isn’t the young women laughing with their friends outside a pizza parlor, knowing that in a year or two they will have to go back home for an arranged marriage. It is the young men who call themselves Freddy or Mo at the local high school or community college, who drink and do drugs and who all their American friends swear aren’t serious about religion, until they suddenly become fatally serious.

For now the Bangladeshi settlements in Brooklyn are quiet places where the tenements and shops close off the streets into small private worlds with their own justice systems, feuds and secrets.

“I feel like I’m living in my own country,” the editor of one of the Bangladeshi newspapers in New York, said. “You don’t have to learn English to live here. That’s a great thing!”

Overhead may be the same sky, but Little Bangladesh has been cut off from Brooklyn and attached to a country thousands of miles away. Immigrants step off a plane from Bangladesh at JFK airport, get into a taxi driven by a Bangladeshi playing Bengali pop tapes and step out into a small slice of Bangladesh on McDonald Avenue.

And when the infidels of Brooklyn wander into their territory, they are glared at as the foreign intruders that they are.

After Mohammed beheaded his landlord Mahmud, he rushed to JFK to catch a flight. It was natural for him to think that having settled matters in the traditional fashion; he could fly away without considering what lay in the intervening spaces of the American Dar al-Harb between the Dar al-Islam of Avenue C and the Dar al-Islam of Bangladesh.

For the Mohammeds of Brooklyn, the infidels are the empty air between the rungs of a ladder that their foot passes through without noticing. They are little aware of the other Brooklyn that they are pushing aside, the great stretches of the working middle class, the little homes where police officers and firefighters once lived together with teachers and clerks, where plumbers walked to work and bus drivers got on, where the thousands of small businesses from diners to pharmacies turned the grassy stretches of land into neighborhoods.

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Powerful U.S. Islamist Group Shows True Colors

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The Islamic Circle of North America has mobilized to protect its radical Islamist parent group in Bangladesh accused of war crimes.

BY RYAN MAURO:

About 30 Bangladeshis protested on December 22 outside the headquarters of the Islamic Circle of North America in New York. The demonstrators are demanding the deportation of a former senior ICNA official that has been indicted in Bangladesh for war crimes.

The protest was organized by the New York chapter of Ekatturer Ghatak Dalai Nirmul Committee. It was founded in 1992 by the late Jananara Imam, a progressive female Muslim seeking justice for atrocities committed during the Bangladesh Liberation War with Pakistan.

ICNA, meanwhile, is mobilizing to convince the U.S. government to demand that Bangladesh stop prosecuting leaders of the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami group for war crimes. Uncoincidentally, ICNA is a derivative of Jamaat-e-Islami.

ICNA is telling its membership to call the White House and State Department to protest the Bangladeshi government’s execution of Abdul Quader Mollah, a leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami group, for committing war crimes during Bangladesh’s war for independence from Pakistan.

Molla earned the nickname, “The Butcher of Mirpur,” during Bangladesh’s war for independence from Pakistan in 1971. He and Jamaat-e-Islami sided with Pakistan in the conflict that ended the lives of some three million people.

Molla belonged to the Al-Badar paramilitary force, a creation of Jamaat-e-Islami’s student wing. In February, Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal ruled that he was guilty on five of six charges of war crimes. It concluded that he murdered at least 344 civilians. He was involved in the beheading of a poet, he massacred her family and raped an 11-year old girl.

One of the eyewitnesses who testified during the trial was Syed Shahidul Haque Mama, who fought in favor of Bangladeshi independence. He said that Molla was the “key person” overseeing the torturing and execution of civilians.

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Do Not Be Fooled by Muslim Propaganda

TAQIYYA-SOftening-hearts-of-non-believer-fingers-crossed-300x240By Rachel Molschky:

Iftikhar Ahmad of the London School of Islamics Trust is a master propagandist who has been “commenting” on our most recent articles, though his comments are just as long as the articles themselves. Basically a cliché of the typical propaganda Muslims are taught to answer whenever there is any criticism thrown their way, these articles are an attack on Britain with statements like, “British schooling and the British society is the home of institutional racism.”

Apparently Mr. Ahmad presents his arguments on other sites as well. Paul Austin Murphy of Liberty GB decided to address Ahmad’s ridiculous claims back in April 2013: “Iftikhar Ahmad Says: Islamise UK Schools!” Mr. Murphy makes some valid points, and after posting six painfully long “comments” by Ahmad in the effort to allow dissenting opinions and self-defense from the Muslim front, I too feel the need to address some of his claims. (Though not all- his latest comment is three pages long, and I’m not going to waste my time answering each point.)

If this is the same Iftikhar Ahmad, he is associated with the Muslim Council of Britain and therefore has a special interest to defend the 72-page brochure that Paul Wilkinson analyzed in his latest article, “The Blueprint to Islamise State Education.” However, this site is not meant to be a platform for Muslim propaganda, but rather, is dedicated to showing the dangers of uncontrolled Muslim immigration to the West which has ulterior motives with Muslims intent on Islamicizing the entire world. And let’s not forget that one of the founders of the Muslim Council of Britain, Chowdury Mueen-Uddin, was recently sentenced to death in Bangladesh for the murder of 18 people in 1971, yet he was in the UK, spewing the same kind of propaganda as Iftikhar Ahmad here. Should he be given a platform on this site? I think I’ve been more than fair in posting what I’ve already posted of his “kuffarophobic” point of view.

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U.S.Muslim Leader Sentenced to Death for Bangladesh War Crimes

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Bangladesh, a country that is close 90% Muslim, has been taking on the Islamists that act in the name of their faith.

BY RYAN MAURO:

The Bangladeshi government has given the death sentence to Ashrafuzzaman Khan, a former Secretary-General of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) that lives in New York, for war crimes he committed during Bangladesh’s liberation from Pakistan

Khan was tried in absentia as part of a popularly supported crackdown on ICNA’s parent group, Jamaat-e-Islami.

Khan was found guilty of murdering 18 professors, journalists and physicians that were supporting Bangladesh’s war of independence in 1971. The tribunal ruled that Khan “had de facto reasonable material and authority to control” the executioners. Bangladesh sentenced Khan to death by hanging if he were to be extradited to Bangladesh from America.

A Muslim leader in London named Chowdhury Mueen Uddin was also sentenced to death. Amazingly, he is the director of the British National Health Service’s Muslim Spiritual Care Provision. He also is a trustee for an organization named Muslim Aid that has beenaccused of having extremist links.

Jamaat-e-Islami, essentially a Muslim Brotherhood branch, set up the Al-Badr militia that ran death squads in Bangladesh during the war of independence. The assassins targeted Bangladeshis that promoted secession from Pakistan, particularly the elite members of the society – doctors, professors and journalists. During the war, the Pakistani government and its allies killed 3 million people and raped 200,000 women, according to the Bangladeshi government.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has reportedly told Bangladesh that he’d help get Khan extradited so he can be brought to justice. At this stage, the Obama Administration is non-committal.

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Million Muslim March Organizers Delete Extremist Posts

MMMBY RYAN MAURO:

The organizers of the Million American March Against Fear on 9/11, formerly known as the Million Muslim March, have deleted a pro-Islamist Facebook group created by its leader following a Clarion Project report.

The Facebook group, named “Million Muslim March in Bangladesh,” was created by American Muslim Political Action Committee head MD Rabbi Alam to “protest violence against Islam.” This was in solidarity with Islamist protestors angry at the secular government’s crackdown on Jamaat-e-Islami.

The cached version of the Facebook group shows its objective was to “Support Long March called by Hefazayate Islam in Bangladesh on April 6, 2013.”

Hefazayate Islam is a coalition of about a dozen Islamist groups and is allied with Jamaat-e-Islami. BBC News reports that the coalition has a 13-point charter of demands that includes:

  • enactment of an anti-blasphemy law with provision for the death penalty
  • exemplary punishment to all bloggers and others who ‘insult Islam’
  • cancellation of the country’s women development policy
  • a ban on erecting sculptures in public places
  • a ban on mixing of men and women in public
  • a ban on candlelit vigils
  • ending what they call “shameless behaviour and dresses”
  • declaring the reformist Ahmadiyas as “non-Muslims”

That is the agenda of the Islamist group that MD Rabbi Alam supports. No wonder he wants to clean up his past.

Read more at The Clarion Project

ICNA’s Parent Organization Outlawed in Bangladesh

The Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami has been banned from elections for being unwilling to support the constitution.

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By Ryan Mauro:

A Bangladeshi court has banned Jamaat-e-Islami, the parent group of the New York-based Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), an organization that puts together some of the largest Muslim-American conventions.

ICNA describes itself as “a leading grass roots organization which seeks to obtain the pleasure of Allah (SWT) through working for the establishment of Islam in all spheres of life.” Approximately 32,000 Muslims were taught that the U.S. Constitution is inferior to ShariaLaw at ICNA’s last conference.

The Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami group, essentially a branch of theMuslim Brotherhoodis now outlawed in Bangladesh from participating in elections because of its opposition to the secular constitution. The group would have to delete its Sharia agenda from its platform and declare allegiance to Bangladesh’s secular identity in order to become eligible for next year’s elections. The court, however, did not ban the group from continuing its activites.

Jamaat-e-Islami said it will appeal the ruling and organize mass protests on August 12-13. Its leader also asked the Muslim world to take unspecified action to defend his group from the Bangladeshi government’s “state terrorism.”

Leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami are on trial in Bangladesh for war crimes committed during the country’s war of independence from Pakistan. When one leader was sentenced to life in prison instead of execution in February, massive anti-Islamist protests erupted. Canadian Muslim Tarek Fatah said it was “the first time ever in the Muslim world there has been a popular uprising against the fascism of Islamist parties.”

Also on trial is Ashrafuzzaman Khan, a former Secretary-General of ICNA. Khan was formally charged in October 2012 with being the “chief executioner” in at least 18 gruesome political assassinations in 1971. He had to be charged in absentia because he is currently living in New York. Khan says he is innocent and never belonged to the Al-Badar death squad, but three eyewitnesses contradict him.

Khan is still on the executive board of ICNA’s New York chapter (as discovered by the Investigative Project on Terrorism) and is president of the North American Imams Federation. He also leads its New York regional office. The organization’s stated purpose is to “facilitate cooperation, coordination and fellowship between the leaders of mosques and Islamic Centers in the U.S. and Canada.”

Terrorism researcher Joe Kaufman discovered in 2007 that ICNA’s website is registered to a Jamaat-e-Islami website, and ICNA’s logo is identical to that of Jamaat-e-Islami’s student wing.

Read more at The Clarion Project

AQAP Qasim al-Rimi Video Indicator of Upcoming Attack Against Americans

AQAP-Malahim-Rimi-Americans-2Jun2013REL-ICDV03056-STILL-01-400wIntel Center:

4 AUG 2013 NOTE: This report was initially released by IntelCenter on 2 Jun. 2013. In light of the high threat of attack in Aug. against US targets and the closure of US embassies and consulates from Mauritania to Bangladesh, it is being reissued as the 2 Jun. message from AQAP serves as an indicator of an upcoming attack that would fit within this time period.

On 2 Jun. 2013, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) al-Malahim released a new 6’02” video containing an audio statement from Commander Qasim al-Rimi entitled, “Message to the American Nation”. Al-Rimi speaks in Arabic and the video has English subtitles. The message fits the structure of warning messages by core al-Qaeda and its affiliates and thus serves as an indicator of a possible upcoming attack against Americans with a focus on US soil. There is no ability to set a fixed time window on when such an attack could occur. While it could be in the near-term, historical patterns have shown the threat window to extend as far out as a year or longer between warning and attack. This is partly indicative of the time it takes to move from conception to execution. The production date of al-Rimi’s video is May 2013 but it was not broadly released until 2 Jun.. A transcript of al-Rimi’s statement appeared in the 11th issue of AQAP’s Inspire magazine which was released around 30 May 2013.

In the message al-Rimi references the Boston Marathon bombings and ricin attacks. He said, “The Boston events, the road accidents and the poisoned letters and others, disregard of the people behind them, indicate that the control of your security has broken away and operations against you has taken a path which can be controlled not. So grasp unto yourselves if you love yourselves. Because making these bombs has become in everyone’s hand [sic] reach. So those standing against your aggression and oppression on humanity need no trouble, but a bit of thinking, choosing a location which will damage your economy and terrify your hearts, thence you will pray for woes and destruction, evoking near past memories.”

Traditional al-Qaeda warning messages serve to let their enemies know their current actions are wrong and it is up to them to change them. It fulfills a jihadist obligation to give their enemies a chance to correct their ways. If the enemy chooses not to correct their ways then they alone bear the responsibility for any attacks against them. The jihadist group is absolved of responsibility as it was left with no choice but to act. The victims forced them to do it.

“O American nation, indeed, your security is not achieved by despoiling other nations’ security or by attacking and oppressing them. Your security is achieved by stopping the foolish, who rule you, from oppression and aggression. Know that oppression and aggression rebound on the throats of the perpetrators.”

Al-Rimi’s message firmly fixes responsibility for the US government’s actions on the American people. This supports a justification for mass casualty attacks targeting civilians as it shifts responsibility from only residing with military and government targets. His message also maintains a consistent core targeting preference for al-Qaeda, striking at the US economy.

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Qaradawi Summons Foreign Jihadis to Martyrdom in Egypt

youssifkardaoui2012By Raymond Ibrahim:

Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi—one of the most influential Islamic clerics in the world, author of over 100 books on Muslim doctrine, head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, and spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood—has just posted a new video where he calls on all the Muslims of the world to come and wage jihad with their lives in Egypt on behalf of “what’s right”—that is, the return to power of the Muslim Brotherhood. He called on everyone and anyone—the “sons of Al Azhar,” businessmen, journalists—and from all around the world, specifically mentioning Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Senegal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan.

Qaradawi called on them to be shuhada, “martyrs” who sacrifice their lives in the course of the jihad. Several Egyptian religious authorities have expressed surprise at Qaradawi’s reckless call for jihad in Egypt, saying the latter is not part of Dar al-Harb (Abode of War) where jihad should be waged to bring non-Muslims under Islamic authority, but rather is part of the Islamic world, where Islamic authorities like Qaradawi should be calling for peace, not promoting more bloodshed between Muslims. Amana Nasir, professor of doctrine and philosophy and former dean of humanities in the Alexandrian branch of Al Azhar called Qaradawi’s remarks products of “senility, not wisdom,” adding that “I’m surprised that Qaradawi sealed his life with such words void of understanding.”

 

Bangladesh War Crimes Trial Proceeds Without ICNA Official

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