Spain: Kebab Shops Financing Global Jihad

by Soeren Kern:

At least 2,000 European jihadists — many from Spain — have now travelled to Syria in the hopes of replacing the Assad regime with an Islamic state governed by Sharia law.

“Clearly Spain forms part of the strategic objectives of global jihad. We are not the only ones, but we are in their sights.” — Jorge Fernández Díaz, Minister of the Interior, Spain.

Police in Spain and Morocco have dismantled a jihadist network suspected of recruiting Islamic radicals in Europe and dispatching them to “hotbeds of tension” in Syria and other conflict zones.

Spanish officials say the cell, based in southern Spain, was one of the largest of its kind in Europe and responsible for recruiting more jihadists than any other network discovered in Spain so far.

The sting operation—in which seven suspected jihadists were arrested—was conducted on March 14, just three days after Spain marked the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people and wounded nearly 2,000.

Officials say the latest arrests demonstrate that Spain continues to be central to the ambitions of the global jihadist movement, which says it is committed to establishing a worldwide Caliphate.

Four of the suspects were arrested in Spain and the other three in Morocco. Of the suspects arrested in Spain, one was detained in the southern city of Málaga and the other three in Melilla, a Spanish exclave in North Africa. The three suspects arrested in Morocco had all recently returned from combat in Syria.

The suspected ringleader of the cell is a wheelchair-bound Spanish convert to Islam named Mustafa Maya Amaya. Maya, 51, was born in Brussels after his Spanish parents moved to Belgium in the 1960s to look for work there. After converting to Islam, he changed his given name from Rafael to Mustafa.

 

From left to right: Mustafa Maya Amaya, Paul Cadic and Farik Cheikh, three of the jihadists arrested by Spanish police. (Image source: Spanish Ministry of the Interior)

Maya eventually married a woman from Morocco, where he lived until December 2012, when he was arrested by Moroccan police for conspiring to overthrow the Moroccan monarchy and replace it with an Islamic government.

After escaping from prison in Morocco, Maya took refuge across the border in Melilla and became a naturalized Spanish citizen. Spanish counter-terrorism officials say Maya is well known for his advocacy of extremist Islam—he once told the Málaga-based newspaper Diario Sur that he supported the way the Taliban in Afghanistan treated women there—but that until now he had not been directly linked to terrorist activities.

Investigators say Maya—who maintained close ties to jihadist cells in Belgium, France, Indonesia, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey and Syria—is suspected of recruiting dozens of volunteer jihadists on the Internet and, after a careful selection process, sending them to join terrorist organizations in the Middle East and North Africa.

Groups benefiting from Maya’s recruitment services include the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), an al-Qaeda splinter group active in Iraq and Syria, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), a Sunni Muslim jihadist group committed to establishing an Islamic government in North Africa and parts of Spain, and the Al-Nusra Front, a branch of Al-Qaeda operating in Lebanon and Syria, where it is fighting against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Read more at Gatestone Institute

Muslims Demand “Right of Return” to Spain

by Soeren Kern:

Observers say that by granting citizenship to all descendants of expelled Muslims, Spain, virtually overnight, would end up with the largest Muslim population in the European Union.

“Is Spain aware of what might be assumed when it makes peace with some but not with others? Is Spain aware of what this decision [not to include Muslims in the return] could cost?… Does Spain have alternatives to the foreign investment from Muslims?” — Ahmed Bensalh, Morisco-Moroccan journalist.

“Persecution of Jews was just that, while what happened with the Arabs was part of a conflict. There is no basis for comparison.” — Jose Ribeiro e Castro, Portuguese lawmaker who drafted Portuguese law of return.

Muslim groups are demanding Spanish citizenship for potentially millions of descendants of Muslims who were expelled from Spain during the Middle Ages.

The growing clamor for “historical justice” comes after the recent approval of a law that would grant Spanish citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain in 1492.

Muslim supporters say they are entitled to the same rights and privileges as Jews because both groups were expelled from Spain under similar historical circumstances.

But historians point out that the Jewish presence in Spain predates the arrival of Christianity in the country and that their expulsion was a matter of bigotry. By contrast, the Muslims in Spain were colonial occupiers who called the territory Al-Andalus and imposed Arabic as the official language. Historians say their expulsion was a matter of decolonization.

 

“Expulsion of the Moriscos at the port of Dénia”, by Vincente Mostre.

In any event, the descendants of Muslims expelled from Spain are believed to number in the millions—possibly tens of millions—and most of them now live in North Africa. Observers say that by granting citizenship to all of them, Spain, virtually overnight, would end up with the largest Muslim population in the European Union.

Much of the Iberian Peninsula was occupied by Muslim conquerors known as the Moors from 711 until 1492, when the Moorish Kingdom of Granada surrendered to the Catholic Monarchs of Spain (Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon), in what is known as the Christian Reconquest.

But the final Muslim expulsion from Granada did not take place until over a century later, beginning in 1609, when King Philip III decreed the expulsion of the Moriscos.

The Moriscos—Moors who decided to convert to Catholicism after the Reconquest rather than leave Spain—were suspected of being nominal Catholics who continued to practice Islam in secret. From 1609 through 1614, the Spanish monarchy forced an estimated 350,000 Moriscos to leave Spain for Muslim North Africa.

Today, up to five million descendants of the Moriscos are living in Morocco alone; there are millions more living in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Tunisia and Turkey.

Read more at Gatestone Institute

Cultural psychology: How Islam managed to stay medieval for 1,400 years

4by Nicolai Sennels:

While almost all other cultures changed from primitive and medieval to democratic and egalitarian societies, one culture managed to keep even its most brutal and backward traditions and values for 1,400 years until today. Still today, the majority of Muslims prefer to live by values that can be traced all the way back to the desert tribes in which the founder of their religion lived. Getting to know life in Muslim families and societies is like traveling back in time to the time of Muhammad. Here one finds shocking laws and traditions that are obviously criminal and inhumane — but for some reason accepted — in our otherwise humanistic culture.

While non-Muslim scientists invent new fantastic medicines and technologies daily, discover the most amazing things about the universe, its building blocks and inhabitants, and Western voters and politicians have created the most humane, rich and free societies in world history, most Islamic countries are still amputating limbs for theft, stoning women and homosexuals, heavily inbred, denying people free speech and democracy, and contributing absolutely nothing when it comes to science, human rights or peace.

What are the cultural psychological factors making Islam able to stay medieval for 1,400 years?

Religion

One main factor is that while all other religions allow their followers to interpret their holy scriptures, thereby making them relatively adaptable to secular law, human rights and individual needs, Islam categorizes Muslims who do not take the Quran literally as apostates. And according to Islamic law, the sharia, apostasy is to be punished with death. The sharia thus makes it impossible for Islamic societies ever to develop into modern, humanistic civilisations.

The fact that Muslims deviating from the Quranic world view are to be punished has the direct consequence that scientific facts conflicting with the naive and childish world view held in pre-Enlightenment cultures are suppressed. Together with massive inbreeding — 70 percent of Pakistanis, 45 percent of Arabs and at least 30 percent of Turks are from first cousin-marriages (often through many generations) — this has resulted in the embarrassing fact that the Muslim world produces only one tenth of the world average when it comes to scientific research, and are dramatically under-represented among Nobel Prize winners. Fewer books have been translated into Arabic in the last thousand years than the amount of books translated within the country of Spain every year.

Within Islam, faith and tradition is obviously valued far, far more than inventions and discoveries that would ease suffering and lead to a more reasonable understanding of the complexity of the universe and the potential of its inhabitants.

Read more at Jihad Watch

The Mosque Takeover: The Symbolic Conquest

By Paul Wilkinson:

How many times have you heard of a new mosque application in your area, and a spokesman will say something like this in Cork, Republic of Ireland, recently: “A new Islamic Cultural Centre (aka ‘mosque’) on Shandon Street … has pledged to make the facility a vibrant part of the wider community,”? Obviously an ideology that compares non-believers to that of, to name but a few, semen, excrement and urine, will never ‘benefit the wider community’!

Back to the Very Beginning

From the outset, mosques were seen as a conquest over other cultures and religions. Indeed, “Islam’s most sacred site, al-Kaaba, in Mecca was a pagan shrine that predated Islam by hundreds of years.”

One need only look to the history of 1400 years of Islamic conquest to understand that according to the Hijra, the Islamic doctrine of cultural invasionMuslims are required to build mosques following a successful attack. Sacred sites would have mosques built in their place, for example, “following the Muslim conquest of Jerusalem, the Ummayad Caliphate proceeded to build the Dome of the Rock, the Masjid Qubat al-Sakhra, on top of the Jewish Temple Mount in 689. Inscribed on the inner walls of the shrine are clear warnings to Christianity, professing Islamic supremacy… Having defeated their Christian enemies, the Umayyads built a grand mosque on top of Judaism’s most sacred site that contained a clear declaration of Muslim supremacy over their brother Abrahamic religions.” Another example is The Grand Mosque of Damascus, also known as the Umayyad Mosque, which was converted from a church dedicated to John the Baptist in 705.

Dome of the Rock, the Masjid Qubat al-Sakhra on top of the Jewish Temple Mount.  Source: http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/DomeRock.html

Dome of the Rock, the Masjid Qubat al-Sakhra on top of the Jewish Temple Mount. Source: http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/DomeRock.html

Since Islam’s inception, it has been waging war with the infidels at one place or another for approximately 90% of its existence, as Dr Bill Warner describes in his excellent presentation: “Why We Are Afraid, A 1400 Year Secret.” 

Islamic conquests saw large swathes of Christian Europe, Middle East and North Africa taken and many of the natives converted to Islam through force or fear. Large areas of Spain, Portugal and Southern France were invaded by the Moors from North Africa, and large areas Eastern Europe fell to the Ottoman Empire culminating in the Siege of Vienna, which ended on 12 September 1683. (Curiously 11th September was when Islam’s advancement c/o the Ottoman Empire into the West was at its peak. Does the date 9/11 sound familiar?)

“Moreover, recent territories that have returned to Muslim rule following decolonization have seen the return of the conversions of religious sites into mosques. Muammar Qaddafi, the ruler of Libya, converted 78 synagogues into mosques in the 1970s.”

The Modern Day Conquest

The spread of Islam. Source: http://www.hudsonfla.com/artislam.htm

The spread of Islam. Source: http://www.hudsonfla.com/artislam.htm

The last few centuries Muslims haven’t invaded the West through conventional war due to our military superiority, but the simple fact remains, Islam still hates us and wants to either convert the kuffar, or give inferiority status. If those both fail, then death is the only other option.Our forefathers knew this, however political correctness and suicidal mass immigration of Muslims has forced Islam upon us; and Muslims have adopted ‘stealth jihad’ methods by penetrating positions of influence and authority in our societies.

The Qur’an explicitly states Allah’s hatred for Christians and Jews many times and calls for Muslims to emigrate and spread Islam in Judeo-Christian societies because immigration will further Islam’s socio-political development by increasing Islamic influence and demands on the host nation. Then as the Muslim population grows, a power-grab will finally occur when the time is right and the Shari’a is implemented.

Part of this process is building lots of mosques, which given the chance will be colossal structures with towering minarets and architecture that does not blend in to its environs, therefore intentionally dominating the skyline.
Welcome to 21st Century Leicester, England. Source: http://martinbrookes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/masjid-umar-evington-muslim-centre.html

Welcome to 21st Century Leicester, England. Source: http://martinbrookes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/masjid-umar-evington-muslim-centre.html

Unlike churches or synagogues, mosques preach incompatible politics and Islamic doctrines. Documentaries such as ‘Channel 4 Dispatches ‘Undercover Mosque’, which via hidden cameras“captured chilling sermons in which Saudi-trained preachers proclaim the supremacy of Islam, preach hatred for non-Muslims and for Muslims who do not follow their extreme beliefs – and predict a coming jihad. ’An army of Muslims will arise,’ announces one preacher. Another preacher said British Muslims must ‘dismantle’ British democracy – they must ‘live like a state within a state’ until they are ‘strong enough to take over”.” Western societies have ‘separated Church from State’, but in Islamic countries the ‘Mosque is the State’, and a 7th Century Arabian Peninsula one at that.

Instances of mosques and madrassas teaching children how to amputate hands and feet, or that ‘Jews are plotting to take over the world’, segregate from the kuffar or arranging child marriages and even physical violence towards children are all too common nowadays.

Mosques are the Islamic conveyor belt that indoctrinates the next generation to believe that women can be beaten and treated less favourably, promote terrorism or violence and call for homosexuals and apostates to be killed. Even after an epidemic of Muslim gangs raping vulnerable British girls, around 75% of mosques refused to deliver a sermon telling Muslims that it is wrong.

Mosque construction ticks the ‘politically correct’ boxes that usually ensure the planners at the local council usher through planning permission for another centre for preaching intolerance, hate and inequality. Many planners want a PC feather in their cap these days; however people like Gavin Boby illustrate that things can be done to successfully resist mosques popping up like mushrooms.

Read more at Cherson and Molschky

Spain’s Escalating Mosque Wars

by Soeren Kern:

“The rules of the city and the country are mandatory for everyone, and Mollet del Vallès will be uncompromising toward any kind of radicalism or blackmail.” — Josep Monràs, Mayor of Mollet del Vallès, Spain

Police in Spain have forcibly removed Muslim activists from an illegal mosque in a small town in Catalonia, an autonomous region in northeastern Spain that is home to the largest Muslim population in the country.

The eviction ends — for now, anyway — a highly public one-year standoff in which Muslim immigrants in the Catalan town of Mollet del Vallès openly and aggressively challenged the authority of municipal officials to evaluate and determine the proper location of new mosques based on established urban planning regulations.

The dispute over the unauthorized mosque is the latest in a growing number of mosque-related conflicts resulting from efforts by towns and cities across Spain to relocate overfilled mosques from congested downtown areas to uninhabited industrial parks.

Catalan police ended the standoff in Mollet del Vallès on October 2 by conducting an early morning raid on the property, which was being illegally occupied by up to 50 Muslims from North Africa who were angry over a decision by the town council to prohibit the premises from being used as a mosque.

The confrontation began in July 2012, when the Al Huda Muslim Community told the town council that their existing mosque on Sant Ramon Street in downtown Mollet del Vallès had become too small for the swelling ranks of Muslims who gather for weekly prayers each Friday.

Al Huda — one of two Muslim communities in this town of 50,000 inhabitants, near Barcelona — went on to tell municipal authorities that the group was interested in purchasing an old factory building, also situated in the downtown area, in order to convert the property into a mosque.

In response, the mayor of Mollet del Vallès, Josep Monràs, warned Al Huda that the building in question was zoned for commercial use only and, in accordance with the Municipal Management Plan dated 2004, could not be used as a mosque.

As an alternative, Monràs offered to provide Al Huda with a much larger property in an industrial park located two kilometers from the downtown area. This location would not only accommodate a greater number of worshippers, it would also serve to avoid the noise and parking problems associated with hundreds of Muslims gathering in the cramped downtown area.

In any event, Monràs argued, the Islamic Council of Mollet del Vallès, the other Muslim community in town, had accepted a similar offer and was already operating a mosque in the same industrial park without any problems.

Al Huda rejected the mayor’s alternative offer, calling it a case of “Islamophobia” and alleging that the municipality was eager to “banish” all Muslims from the downtown area. “We are not some merchandise that should be in an industrial park,” a member of Al Huda told the Catalan newspaper La Vanguardia.

Rejecting the mayor’s warning, Al Huda went ahead and purchased the old factory building in June 2013. Shortly thereafter, Al Huda demanded that the town council change the zoning regulations so that the property could be converted into a mosque. The town council refused this demand.

The conflict escalated when members of Al Huda began construction work to convert the new building into a mosque — in defiance of the town council, and despite lacking a building permit. On July 10, 2013, the town council sealed off the old factory building, due to urban planning violations, thus prohibiting Al Huda from continuing its illegal construction activities.

Al Huda responded by ordering more than 400 Muslims to hold five prayers each day in front of the town hall (photos herehere and here). “We will be one or two months or however long it takes. We will not leave until the town council gives us back our site,” said the president of Al Huda, Ahmed Balghouch.

 

Members of the Al Huda Muslim community stage a public prayer protest in Mollet del Vallès, Spain.

The “pressure tactic” ended up disrupting normal daily activity for non-Muslims in downtown Mollet del Vallès for three months, from July through September.

Mayor Monràs refused to back down, however, saying he would not give in to Al Huda’s “blackmail” tactics. “The [Al Huda] Muslim community knew that they could not purchase the property in order to convert it into a mosque because it would be a breach of municipal planning regulations. Yet, they have launched a number of protest actions that are illegal. The rules of the city and the country are mandatory for everyone and Mollet del Vallès will be uncompromising toward any kind of radicalism or blackmail,” Monràs said.

Read more at Gatestone Institute

 

On This Day In 732, Charles the Hammer Stopped Islam’s Advance on the West

Charles-Martel-the-Hammer-of-GaulBy Citizen Warrior:

Islam conquered most of the Middle East and North Africa and then came across the Straights of Gibraltar and conquered Spain, subjugating the people under Islamic rule, giving the European (mostly Christian and Jewish) people the choice of conversion to Islam or perpetual underling status burdened with a tax on non-Muslims (vital funds Muslims used to finance further conquests).

Islamic armies moved north into what is now France (known as Gaul at the time). That was the high-water mark of Islam’s first major invasion of Europe, because it was there they were stopped.

After several large battles, the Islamic hordes were defeated by an army led by Charles Martel, who came to be known as Charles the Hammer. The final and decisive battle occurred on October 11th, 732, one hundred years after the death of Mohammad.

Europe is being invaded again by Islamic hordes. This time they are being welcomed in by people ignorant of history and ignorant of Islamic doctrine.

People who are committed to Islam’s political goal of world domination have been swarming into Europe by the millions, gaining more and more political clout and winning more and more battles as Europeans concedetheir freedoms, their land, and their money to this aggressive and relentless ideology.

But they will be stopped. Europeans are not spineless people. Not even all of Europe’s politicians are spineless. Islam was stopped before — despitethe fact that many European kings had made deals and allied themselves with the Muslims to gain a temporary political advantage. It was happening then. It is happening now.

But Europe is waking up and so is America, Australia, and India. The more people know about basic Islamic doctrine, the more immune they become to the political manipulations of orthodox Muslims. Concessions made will be revoked. The West will rise again and stop Islam for the third time.

To fortify our commitment to our future victory, today we honor the fighting spirit of Charles the Hammer.

 

In case you haven’t seen it, this video by Bill Warner is an excellent survey of the history of Islamic jihad:

Muhammad at the Movies: The Sequel

The Innocent Prophetby ANDREW E. HARROD

Internationally-known Koran burner Terry Jones has returned to the  internet with a film condemning Islam’s prophet Muhammad after Jones helped  promote the internet trailer  Innocence of Muslims, a source of global controversy. Posted on Jones’  website Stand Up America, the  over one-hour long movie The Innocent Prophet: The Life of Muhammad from a  Different Point of View uses mainly cartoon images to present Muhammad and  Islam as fraudulent.  Legal actions taken against Jones’ co-producer, the  Pakistani exile  Imran Fisarat now living in Spain, show once again how  free speech  critical of Islam is under threat. Curiously in several respects,   Spanish authorities have acted against Fisarat even though no Muslim  rioters  around the world have expressed outrage against The Innocent  Prophet as was the  case previously with Innocence of Muslims.

An international relations scholar resident in Madrid, Soeren  Kern, has extensively analyzed Fisarat’s background at the Gatestone  website for which Kern works. Firasat obtained political refugee status  in  Spain in 2010 after receiving death threats in his native Pakistan  as well as  Indonesia for condemning Islam after leaving the faith and  marrying a  non-Muslim. Fisarat has continued his condemnation of Islam  in Spain with his  multilingual website entitled World without  Islam/Mundo sin Islam.  In March 2012, Fisarat also filed a petition with  the Spanish  government calling for a ban on the Koran as a violent, hate-filled  book  and threatened to burn a Koran publicly in central Madrid. Firasat   refrained from emulating Jones in America after Spanish police informed  Firasat  that such a burning could be an infraction of Spanish laws  “against offending  religious sentiments.”

Fisarat explained to a Belgian newspaper that he drew his inspiration for The Innocent Prophet from Innocence of Muslims.  Upon hearing  of the killing of Ambassador Christopher Stephens in  Benghazi, Firasat thought,  “Okay, you Muslims, use violence, but we will  continue to make films. One day  one of us will lose.” Similar to Innocence of Muslims (discussed in  detail here, here,  and here), The Innocent Prophet claims to present, in the words of Jones at the  film’s beginning, an  “accurate historical portrayal” of Muhammad’s life,  however critical.  The film, however, merely generally references canonical  Islamic  documents like the Koran and Hadith at the beginning without any   specific references included in the narrative.

Although the production values of The Innocent Prophet are  slightly better than the abysmal Innocence of Muslims, with its cast  and crew drawn partly from the porn industry, the treatment of Muhammad in The Innocent Prophet is no less negative. Jones’ opening monologue  questions whether  Muhammad was an “inspired prophet of God” or a “perverted  madman driven  by his demons.” Likewise, Jones asks whether Islam is a “religion  of  peace” or of “violence and oppression.”

The  somewhat monotonous narration by Fisarat in the following film leaves   no doubt about its answers to these questions. Muhammad grew up a  lonely, poor  orphan who sought to compensate his deprivation by gaining  fame and fortune  through the establishment of Islam as a “false faith.”  Islam allowed Muhammad  and his followers to pillage under the banner of  God in the “greatest mafia  movement of that time.” Islamic veneration of  Muhammad as the final and  greatest of prophets, expressed most  succinctly in Islam’s First Pillar, the  statement of faith or shahada,  meant that Muhammad would be “respected forever.” Islam also allowed  Muhammad  to fulfill his own carnal desires as a “sexual robot full of  lust.” Muhammad’s  resulting “Islamic trap” and “lie” led to the “worst  human massacres in human  history.”

Read more: Family Security Matters

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Blasphemy as a National Security Threat

freedomBy Daniel Greenfield

Spain has begun deportation proceedings against Imran Firasat, a Christian refugee from Pakistan, for making a documentary about Mohammed and thereby threatening the national security of Spain. If Firasat is deported back to Pakistan, he will face the death penalty proving that it’s a short step from the Spanish Inquisition to the Pakistani Inquisition.

The United States has a man sitting in prison for making another blasphemous movie, which the government spent weeks blaming for worldwide attacks on American embassies. And he isn’t the first man persecuted or prosecuted for offending Islam. Offending Islam has become a national security issue involving all levels of government.

When Bubba the Love Sponge, a Tampa DJ, proposed to burn a Koran, the commander of the Afghanistan war contacted his girlfriend, who would later be stalked by Petraeus’ girlfriend, to contact the Mayor of Tampa to keep Bubba from burning a Koran. Instead of explaining how the American system works to the Lebanese temptress and her four-star general, the mayor wrote back that the city was working on it.

That month 50 percent more Americans were killed in Afghanistan in the long slow death march of the war, but a Koran was not burned in Tampa. Mission accomplished.

Muslims did not have to kill a great number of Americans to enforce blasphemy law in this country. Counting the various reactions to burnt Korans, rumors of a flushed Koran and assorted things of that nature, the number is still well below a hundred. Even counting every casualty in the war from September 11 onward, it took fewer deaths to make the United States give up on the Bill of Rights than it took to liberate it in the War of Independence.

But it’s not really about the deaths, if it were, then the United States wouldn’t be senselessly squandering the lives of American soldiers in Afghanistan to avoid offending the natives. It’s not the death of men that our leaders are worried about, but the death of stability.

Knowing that a hundred men will die today in car accidents does not alarm anyone, but knowing that somewhere a dozen men might die in a bomb explosion, anywhere and at any time, can bring a nations to its knees. That is the difference between predictable and unpredictable death. Predictable death makes it possible for most everyone to go about doing what they normally do. Unpredictable death, however, erodes daily order.

Blasphemy makes terrorism seem predictable

Blasphemy makes terrorism seem predictable. It delivers that false sense of control that is at the root of Stockholm Syndrome, the seductive illusion that the thug can be reasoned with and that we can restore control over our perilous environment by accepting responsibility for the enemy’s violence. If we meet a set of conditions, then we will have peace. And what kind of lunatic wouldn’t want peace? The kind who needs to be deported or locked up in the name of peace.

When an entire country goes Stockholm, then it is no longer interested in winning the war, only in surviving the peace. In a Stockholm country, national security consists of locking up anyone who can be blamed for sabotaging the peacemaking. The less peace there is, the more the peacemakers go on the hunt for “extremists” who are to blame for the lack of it. The more their vision of a better world fails, the more stern measures they must take against their own people. Peace is always one more denunciation of extremism away.

The same countries whose leaders have spent a century and a half blathering incessantly about a truly progressive order under international law have shown no ability to cope with the old-fashioned kind of war. They can quote verbatim the laws of war, but understand poorly that war makes its own laws. War’s simplest law is that you pick a pretext, any popular pretext, make your demands and then go on the attack. If the other side is foolish enough to meet your demands, then it has shown its weakness and must be attacked again and again.

Muslims have restored blasphemy prosecutions to the United States and Europe through violence.

Muslims have restored blasphemy prosecutions to the United States and Europe through violence. Like Khrushchev banging his shoe on the United Nations delegate desk, they did their best to convince the rest of the world that they were violently irrational and liable to do all sorts of things if their demands weren’t met. And their demands were met. Rather than going medieval on their asses, the civilized world instead went medieval on anyone who offended the medieval cult of Islam.

Muslim blasphemy, like the ghetto hood’s respect, is an assertion of supremacy by identity. It isn’t a grievance, it’s a right of violence, and if you give into it, then you accept the inferior status that comes from being weak in a system where might makes right and killing people, or threatening to, is what makes one man better than another.

Islam is submission. If you submit to Islam, then you’re a Muslim. If you submit to a Muslim, then you’re a slave

Islam is submission. If you submit to Islam, then you’re a Muslim. If you submit to a Muslim, then you’re a slave. The western blasphemy trial is not the enforced submission of an Islamic legal system that would be crude and brutal, but at least comparatively respectable, it is the enforced submission to Muslim violence. The judges who preside over our blasphemy cases do not believe in Islam, they believe in the danger of Muslim violence. This is not theocracy, is it slavery.

For the moment blasphemy prosecutions still involve trying offenders on some charge other than the obvious one. Low-hanging fruit like Imran Firasat or Mark Youssef are the easiest to deal with. Any man whose freedom depends on the whim of a judge can already be locked up or deported any time without the need for actual charges of heresy to be brought. When that isn’t possible, there is always the ubiquitous hate crime which increasingly extends to anything that offends anyone regardless of consequences or intent.

These trials are a contradiction, 21st Century legal codes built on sensitivity and tolerance being used to prosecute deviations from a medieval code of insensitivity and intolerance. But that very same contradiction runs through the modern state’s entire approach to Islam. It is impossible to embrace medievalism without becoming medieval. The need to accommodate Islamic medievalism is forcing the medievalization of the modern world’s political and legal systems.

The conflict between the modern world and the Muslim world is being waged by the modern rules of international law and peacemaking on one side and by the medieval rules of brutal violence, insincere offers of peace and bigoted fanaticism on the other. Rather than fighting it on its own terms, the modern world is instead trying to accommodate it on its own terms by accommodating its blasphemy codes.

Trapped in a long-term war, our leaders are looking for ways of making the conflict more manageable. If they can’t win the war, they can at least limit the number of attacks. It’s not the open book kind of appeasement, but the double book kind. The open book is still patriotic, but the second book in the bottom drawer is running payments to the terrorists and finding ways to accommodate them. And anyone who runs afoul of the second book, also runs afoul of national security.

War often compromises freedoms, but it rarely compromises the freedom to hurt the enemy’s feelings. But this is a different sort of war. A war with no enemies and no hope of victory. A war whose only hope is that one day our enemies will become better people and stop trying to kill us. Our enemies are fighting to take away our freedoms and we are fighting to take away our own freedoms in the hopes that if we give up some of them to the enemy, he will settle for them and give up on the rest.

Read more at Canada Free Press

Threat to Free Speech (counterjihadreport.com)

The global subversive fiasco

By Kerry Patton:

By now, people realize that something very mysterious is taking place globally. That something isn’t just a default caused by elected officials—inept protectors.  No.  It is a very complex unseen phenomenon called subversion.  And, it’s happening right before our very eyes.

Earlier in the week, it was noted that Spain could be on the brink of a civil war. Many Spaniards protested claims made in the article and even more claimed I knew nothing of which I was speaking.  Maybe I don’t but that is subjective and truth be told, I admit I know very little about the geo-political atmospherics taking place in places like Spain.

But, I do know how subversive activities work through years of studying and operating against aggressive and incredibly threatening agents who have done everything to destroy not only the United States but our allies across the globe.

What I do know is the fact that a global series of protests have unfolded over the past year. How did these protests come together? What sparked hundreds of thousands of persons around the globe to actually take to the streets in protest? What were they actually protesting about? Do they even know why they were protesting?

This is how subversion, or what my very good friend Kent Clizbe calls in his book Willing Accomplices as covert influence, works—something the Russians have mastered. Subversion is very active yet striking persons in an incredibly passive, almost nonchalant, way. Again, you cannot feel the activity, taste it, touch it, or smell it—you can only be conditioned to it.

Many living in this world have embraced a very unique subversive action meant to overthrow current nation states. But these passive players often have no clue what or who is truly behind the ordeal nor do they truly understand why they truly are participating in activities they would normally have nothing to do with.

When grass roots initiatives blossom into large scale global endeavors, it is easy to infiltrate institutions along with social or political systems. The Muslim Brotherhood is doing this every day as we speak and we know this due to their document of infiltration operations known as The project.

But others have sought to infiltrate institutions and have succeeded long before the Muslim Brotherhood had. The Communist party spread throughout the world and infiltrated virtually every global institution known.

But infiltrating an institution is only part of the subversive game. Remember the Russian Spy network which Anna Chapman was part of? Their entire intent was to infiltrate powerful institutions like the US government and our media. Once they infiltrated and got the ear of some high ranking persons, they would socially condition those assets who would later embrace a threatening ideology.

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Kerry Patton, a combat disabled veteran, is the author of Sociocultural Intelligence: The New Discipline of Intelligence Studies and the children’s book American Patriotism. You can follow him on Facebook or at kerry-patton.com/.

 

UNESCO Establishing Chair at Islamic University of Gaza

A mosque within the campus of the Islamic Univ...

A mosque within the campus of the Islamic University of Gaza (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Radical Islam:

Israel expressed shock and consternation at the news that UNESCO is establishing a Chair at the Islamic University of Gaza.

The Islamic University of Gaza is a known greenhouse and breeding ground for Hamas terrorists. Only last month, the University’s Dean of Koranic studies openly called for the Islamic conquest of the Vatican and of Spain.

Scientists and Academics at the University double as Hamas technocrats. The Islamic University serves as an employment program and intellectual retreat for Hamas leaders. The University conducts lectures on Hamas’ radical ideology and concentrates on hostility to Israel; Hamas uses Gaza University laboratories to develop and produce explosives and rockets and has even run a course on explosive making. The university is a warehouse for weapons and a venue for secret meetings of military leaders.

An Israeli official statement said, “UNESCO’s motto is that “It is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed,” yet the Islamic University of Gaza is poisoning the minds of men for the cause of terror.

“UNESCO continues to damage its reputation. After establishing the Obiang prize, UNESCO is now establishing a chair linked to a terror organization.

“Hamas and the Islamic University believe in extremism, violence and terror – not Education, Science and Culture. That UNESCO should choose to establish a chair in such a University damages further UNESCO’s reputation and it creates uncomfortable and inappropriate bedfellows.”

Spain Facing Creeping Islamization

by Soeren Kern at Stonegate:

Laaroussi was questioned by police but refused to answer questions because he does not recognize the legitimacy of the Spanish state. According to one estimate, 75% of all babies born in Spain on January 1, 2012, were born to immigrant parents, primarily from Morocco.

Abdeslam Laaroussi

A radical Islamic preacher in Spain has been arrested for calling on Muslims to use physical and psychological violence to “discipline” errant wives who refuse to submit to Islamic Sharia law or obey their husbands.

Spanish public prosecutors say Abdeslam Laaroussi, a charismatic imam from Morocco who preaches at a large mosque in Terrassa, an industrial city situated 30 kilometers north of Barcelona, is guilty of “incitement to violence against women” for “providing concrete examples of the manner in which wives should be beaten, how to isolate them inside the family home and how to deny them sexual relations.”

Police say witnesses provided them with recordings of sermons Laaroussi preached at the Badr Mosque in downtown Terrassa (where more than 1,500 people attend prayers services each Friday) in which he instructed his listeners to “hit women with the use of a stick, the fist or the hand so that no bones are broken and no blood is drawn.”

Laaroussi was questioned by police on March 6 but refused to provide evidence because he does not recognize the legitimacy of the Spanish state. If he is found guilty, Laaroussi could face up to three years in prison.

The incident is just one of a long and growing list of Islam-related controversies in Spain, where the number of Muslims has jumped to an estimated 1.5 million in 2011 from just 100,000 in 1990. As their numbers grow, Muslims in Spain are becoming more assertive than ever before.

In January 2012, for example, two radical Islamic television stations began 24-hour broadcasting to Spanish-speaking audiences in Spain and Latin America from new studios in Madrid. The first channel, sponsored by the government of Iran, will focus on spreading Shiite Islam, the dominant religion in Iran. The second channel, sponsored by the government of Saudi Arabia, will focus on spreading Sunni, Wahhabi Islam, the dominant religion in Saudi Arabia.

In December 2011, some 3,000 Muslim immigrants took to the streets of downtown Terrassa to protest recent cuts in social welfare handouts. The size and spontaneity of the protest, which was organized and attended by Moroccan immigrants, caught local officials by surprise.

Also in December, Islamic Sharia law arrived in the Basque city of Bilbao when a Chechen immigrant tried to murder his 24-year-old son-in-law, a Christian, for marrying his 19-year-old daughter, a Muslim.

In September, Muslim immigrants were accused of poisoning dozens of dogs in the city of Lérida, where 29,000 Muslims now make up around 20% of the city’s total population. Local residents say Muslims killed the dogs because according to Islamic teaching dogs are “unclean” animals.

Also in September, the regional government in Catalonia revealed that during the first six months of 2011, it prevented 14 forced marriages and the genital mutilation of 24 Muslim girls.

In August, the municipality of Salt, a town near Barcelona where Muslim immigrants now make up 40% of the population, approved a one-year ban on the construction of new mosques. It is the first ban of its kind in Spain. The moratorium follows public outrage over plans to build a mega-mosque financed by Saudi Arabia.

In December 2010, a high school teacher in the southern Spanish city of La Línea de la Concepción was sued by the parents of a Muslim student who said the teacher “defamed Islam” by talking about Spanish ham in class.

Also in December, Lérida became the first municipality in Spain to ban the burqa head covering in all public spaces. Women found violating the ban will be fined up to €600 ($750).

In November 2010, the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla, two enclaves in northern Africa, officially recognized the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice), as a public holiday. By doing so, Ceuta and Melilla, where Muslims make up more than 50% of the total populations, became the first Spanish municipalities officially to mark an Islamic holiday since Spain was liberated from Muslim captivity in 1492.

In October 2010, the Islamic Association of Málaga, in southern Spain, demanded that Television Española (TVE), the state-owned national public television broadcaster, stop showing a Spanish-language television series because it was “anti-Muslim” for criticizing certain aspects of Islam, such as forced marriages and the lack of women’s rights in Muslim countries.

That same month, residents of the Basque city of Bilbao found their mailboxes stuffed with flyers in Spanish and Arabic from the Islamic Community of Bilbao asking for money to build a 650 square meter (7,000 square feet) mosque costing €550,000 ($735,000). Their website states: “We were expelled [from Spain] in 1609, really not that long ago. … The echo of Al-Andalus still resonates in all the valley of the Ebro [Spain]. We are back to stay, Insha’Allah [if Allah wills it].”

In September 2010, the Watani Association for Freedom and Justice, a local Moroccan activist group, submitted a letter to the Lérida city council in which they asked the mayor to provide them with free land so that they can build a mosque in the city center. The mosque would be financed by Morocco and would compete in Lérida with another mosque project, financed by Saudi Arabia.

Also in September, a discotheque in southern Spanish resort town of Águilas (Murcia) was forced to change its name and architectural design after Islamists threatened to initiate “a great war between Spain and the people of Islam” if it did not.

In January 2010, Mohamed Benbrahim, an imam in the city of Tarragona near Barcelona, was arrested for forcing Fatima Ghailan, a 31-year-old Moroccan woman, to wear a hijab Islamic head covering. The imam had threatened to burn down the woman’s house because, according to him, she is “infidel,” works outside of the home, drives an automobile and has non-Muslim friends.

In December 2009, nine Islamists in the city of Reus, also near Barcelona, kidnapped a woman, tried her for adultery based on Sharia law, and condemned her to death. The woman just barely managed to escape being executed by fleeing to a local police station.

In another case, a court in Barcelona found Mohamed Kamal Mustafa, a Muslim cleric at a mosque in the southern Spanish city of Fuengirola, guilty of inciting violence against women after he published a book entitled “Women in Islam,” in which he advised men on how to beat their wives without leaving incriminating marks. An unrepentant Mustafa characterized his 22 days in jail as a “spiritual retreat.”

These conflicts — and hundreds more like them — are a harbinger of things to come, especially as the Muslim population in Spain is poised to skyrocket.

Muslim fertility rates are more than double those of an aging native Spanish population. Spain currently has a birth rate of around 1.4, which is far below the 2.1 required for a population to replace itself. At the current rates, demographers say the number of native Spaniards will be reduced to half in about two generations, while during that same period, the Muslim population in Spain will quadruple.

The first child born in Spain in 2012 was Fatima, whose parents are Muslim. According to one estimate, 75% of all babies born in Spain on January 1, 2012 were born to immigrant parents, primarily from Morocco.

Soeren Kern is Senior Fellow for European Politics at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group. Follow him on Facebook.


Under Siege? Spain Resists Islamic ‘Invasion’

Dale Hurd at CBN:

BARCELONA, Spain — Bullfighting is now illegal in the Spanish province of Catalonia. Some arenas have been converted into business spaces.

But Muslims want to turn the most famous arena, the Coliseum, into a giant mosque.  

In fact, some cities in Spain now look more like the Middle East. Muslims, who once ruled most of nation, are returning in large numbers. 

In the city of Salt, parents have come to pick up their children from school. Muslims already make up 40 percent of city residents and will soon be the majority.

But the city government has pushed back, placing a one-year hold on a large mosque project funded by radical Wahhabis in Saudi Arabia.

For good measure, someone cursed the ground at the building site with a pig head that was still there when CBN News arrived. Islamic law forbids the building of a mosque on ground soiled by pigs.

But the number of Muslims in Salt is increasing so rapidly, it is now only a matter of time before Muslims will be running the city.

“When the first Muslim political party presents itself, all the Muslims will vote for it, and we’ll all end up wearing headscarves. We’re in a really big problem,” Salt city councilwoman Maria Osuna told CBN News.

Immigration or Invasion?

In the 7th century, Muslim armies conquered most of Spain, calling it Al-Andulus. They would not be completely expelled for 700 years, the year Columbus discovered the new world.

Now Muslims are returning, and polls suggest they are not returning to be Spaniards. A Pew survey found that 7 out of 10 Muslims in Spain think of themselves as Muslim rather than Spaniards.

“Plataforma x Catalunya,” or Platform for Catalonia, was the first political party to take the Muslim surge seriously. But in politically correct Spain, which celebrated the 1,300-year anniversary of the Muslim invasion as a good thing, Platform for Catalonia is denounced as racist and xenophobic. 

Platform leader Joseph Anglada said his party is not against immigrants. They’re against uncontrolled immigration and what they say are immigrants who do not want to be a part of Spain.

“Muslim immigrants are not here to adapt,” Anglada said. “They’re here to conquer.”

“First the husband comes as the head of the family,” he explained. “Then the wife and children, and later he comes with his parents, in-laws,and grandparents, and it has turned into an invasion.”

‘Mysterious’ Dog Poisonings

In the city of Lleida, someone is poisoning dogs. Police don’t know who has been doing it, but the suspicion is that Muslims were the culprits.

Before the poisonings, Muslims were trying to get city government to ban dogs from public transport and public areas because they consider dogs unclean.

“What happened was, all of a sudden, one day, 12 to 14 animals showed up dead. They had eaten something or been given something. We don’t know,” Josep Ortiz I Llleida told CBN News.

Lleida, which is about one-quarter Muslim, was the first Spanish city to ban the burqa. Then the mayor shut down the city’s mosque because it was overflowing with Friday worshippers.

CBN News went to see where the Muslim men are praying now, and it is a large open air pavilion. Filming with a hidden camera, we saw more than 500 men listening to a sermon in Arabic.

“We don’t know what the Muslim leaders are telling their people,” Moises Font with Platform for Catalonia said. “Are they encouraging Muslims to assimilate or to stay separate?” 

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