Save South Sudan now, or lose Africa

20131223_southsudanLARGEby DR. WALID PHARES:

South Sudan is the newest country in the world and unfortunately seems to be on the edge of the newest civil war in the region. For the past week, clashes and killings have ravaged the capital and other areas of that young African country, yet all that comes from Washington is a heavy silence. Some observers believe that the U.S. administration is silent on purpose, allowing the confrontation to spread until the country no longer able to govern itself, ultimately leading the northern Jihadi regime to recapture influence over the south and restore itself as an Islamist power in the region after the loss of the Muslim Brotherhood regime in Cairo. While there is no hard evidence to directly blame the Obama administration for this looming new disaster, we certainly can see that the protracted U.S. absence from the scene as indirect proof that pressure groups within the Beltway might want to see free South Sudan go down in flames. But is the drama only due to U.S. policies, or are there also local disastrous politics to indict? A full review is warranted to see clearer through the fog of war.

The African people of southern Sudan, trapped against their will within a wider border under violent regimes that suppressed their traditions since the late 1950s, struggled for sixty years, resulting in the massacre of a million (mostly) civilians, the enslavement of half a million, and four generations of men and women devastated by an atrocious war. From 1983, and increasingly since 1989, a northern Islamist regime unleashed ethnic cleansing and extreme horrors on the populations of the South, devastating villages and towns. Omar Bashir’s forces, indoctrinated by the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists, committed genocide in the South before they later turned to Darfur. But the African resistance led by John Garang, commander of the Sudan Popular Liberation Movement, stood firmly, even as the movement lost most of its ground to the Jihadist army. Eventually, and thanks to support from American churches, Western lawmakers and NGOs, the Bush Administration helped the oppressed Black nation to obtain its right for self-determination in January 2011. In my book The Coming Revolution of 2010, I projected a victory to the south Sudanese who would then face the challenge of building a new republic. Indeed, after a referendum handsomely legitimized their claim to liberty, the Africans of South Sudan obtained their independence and separated from the oppressive northern regime, which was later accused by the International Criminal Court of Genocide in Darfur.

Read more: Family Security Matters 

 

Zionist Squirrels and Other “Squirrelly” Accusations

This stork is a criminal! (Photo: AP)

This stork is a criminal! (Photo: AP)

By Y.K. Cherson and Rachel Molschky:

Muslims are alarmed! There is a massive conversion of animals to “Zionism”, but not a single animal has agreed to convert to Islam.

A hawk in Lebanon was recently accused of “collaborating with Zionists.” Three weeks before that, an “Israeli spy duck” in Egypt, and this just a couple of weeks after astork “spy” was found, also in Egypt. As if that’s not enough, earlier in the summer, a kestrel“Zionist spy” in Turkey was captured.

Palestinian Authority: “Zionist wild boars attack and rape innocent Palestinian girls.”

Syria: “Zionist wild pigs attack the Palestinian farmers and do not let them harvest olives.”

The Palestinian Authority’s Minister of Agriculture Mahmud Hussein: “Zionist rats penetrate into the Palestinian houses and make the owners flee in horror.”

Egypt: ” Zionist sharks attack the tourists and ruin the tourism in Egypt.”

Hamas: “Zionists have trained the wild dogs to chase and kill the freedom fighters.”

Hezbollah: “Zionists used the alligators during the Israeli raid on Tyr in July of 2006.”

Iran: “The ‘Zionist eagles’ were spotted flying over the village of Kamo, close to Iran’s uranium enrichment facility at Natanz. Quoting ‘informed sources’, publications such as Asr Iran wrote that these eagles were seen to be carrying ‘listening devices like mobile phones, which were attached to the chest’. They were also reported to have had aerials attached to the heads, as well as ‘devices to receive and send intelligence.’”

The Saudis decided not to let some Persians be the leaders in hunting these “Zionist agents”, and as the eagles were already busy, they arrested a vulture and accused the poor bird of spying for the Mossad.Saudi Arabian security forces have captured a vulture that was carrying a global positioning satellite (GPS) transmitter and a ring etched with the words “Tel Aviv University.” Now the vulture is under arrest.

In a similar story, a “Zionist” vulture wandered into the Darfur region of the western part of the Sudan. The “spy” had a tag on its leg with the words “Israel Nature Service” and “Hebrew University, Jerusalem.” Of course the bird had no photography equipment on it, and the migration patterns of birds are often observed by scientists. Interestingly, the opposition in Sudan mocked the alleged “spy bird” on its website, according to Ynet. The Justice and Equality Movement wrote, “How is it possible that the regime was able to detect one vulture, but was unable to detect the jets that bombed the arms facility?”

Clearly, the highly intelligent “Zionists” would put signs on these “spies” which say “Israel” in order to announce to the world to whom these “spies” belong. Any spy would walk around with a big sign which states the name of his country, maybe even with some flashing lights just to make sure. Right?

And let’s not forget the 14 Zionist squirrels arrested in Iran. Iranian police commander Esmaeil Ahmadi-Moqadam announced that: “The squirrels were carrying spy gear of foreign agencies, and were stopped before they could act, thanks to the alertness of our intelligence services.”

Apparently, sharks are also “trainable spies.” Not too long ago, Egyptians killed two sharks that were suspected in a series of attacks on bathers. One of the sharks was 2.1 meters long and weighed 150 kg. The other was 30 cm longer and weighed 250 kg.

Afterwards, days passed, and Muslims were suspiciously silent. It almost seemed that the impossible happened, and Muslims began to recover from the collective schizophrenia 99% of them suffer and return back to normality, but…

Read more at Cherson and Molschky

Obama’s Brother: Muslim Brotherhood Leader?

Obama & Brotherhood-funding brother Malik in the Oval Office

Obama & Brotherhood-funding brother Malik in the Oval Office

by Raymond Ibrahim:

Speaking yesterday on Bitna al-Kibir, a live TV show, Tahani al-Gebali, Vice President of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Egypt, said the time was nearing when all the conspiracies against Egypt would be exposed—conspiracies explaining why the Obama administration is so vehemently supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose terrorism has, among other atrocities, caused the destruction of some 80 Christian churches in less than one week.

Malik Obama, holding picture with Brother Barrack Hussein

Al-Gebali referred to “documents and proofs” which Egypt’s intelligence agencies possess and how “the time for them to come out into the open has come.” In the course of her discussion on how these documents record massive financial exchanges between international bodies and the Muslim Brotherhood, she said: “Obama’s brother is one of the architects of investment for the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Here the confused host stopped her, asking her to repeat what she just said, which she did, with complete confidence, adding “If the matter requires it, then we must inform our people”—apparently a reference to Obama’s support for the Brotherhood against the state of Egypt, which is causing the latter to call all bets off, that is, causing Egyptian officials to spill the beans as to the true nature of the relationship between the U.S., the Brotherhood, and Egypt.

She did not mention which of the U.S president’s brother’s she was referring to, but earlier it was revealed that Obama’s brother, Malik Obama, was running an African nonprofit closely linked to the Brotherhood as well as the genocidal terrorist of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir.

Shoebat has extensively covered Malik Obama in relation to President Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood.

More via Obama’s Brother Linked To Muslim Brotherhood (religiousfreedomcoalition.org)

Barack Hussein Obama’s half-brother Malik Obama is a leader in the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO), an arm of the Sudanese government. The president of Sudan is Omar al-Bashir, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. The U.S. State Department considers Sudan to be a state-sponsor of Islamic terrorism.

Al-Bashir is responsible for the deaths of more than three million people in his war against Christians. He has stated that his goal is to make Sudan “100% Islamic.”

The IDO attributes the suffering of Muslims in Africa to “the tyranny of the [Christian] church which is known for its aggression.”

Malik Obama also runs the Barack H. Obama Foundation in the U.S. and received expedited tax-exempt status for this foundation by none other than Lois Lerner, the woman who engineered the targeting of conservative groups in the IRS. Lerner gave Malik’s foundation exempt status within one month of applying and made it retroactive to 2008. Conservative groups have waited years to get tax exempt status.

Tahani Al-Jebali, a former Chancellor of the Constitutional Court of Egypt has been working to expose Malik Obama’s work on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood. She claims that Malik is a major player in the financing of Muslim Brotherhood operations around the world. Malik is close friends with Barack and has visited the White House on numerous occasions.

According to Al-Jebali: “We need to open the files and begin court sessions. The Obama administration cannot stop us; they know that they supported terrorism. We will open the files so these nations are exposed, to show how they collaborated with them [the terrorists]. It is for this reason why the American administration fights us.”

Discover The Networks profile on the Barack H. Obama Foundation (BHOF)

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Sudan & Obama’s Legacy of Death

Darfuri-Children

Darfuri children: will they be part of President Obama’s legacy?
(Photo credit: World Without Genocide) 

By Faith J. H. McDonnell:

Mohamed Suleiman, an America citizen since 1992, is a Zaghawa from the village of Um barrow in the North Darfur region of Sudan. Um barrow, like so many other places in Darfur, was burned down and destroyed by the Sudanese government-backed Janjaweed, an Arab-Islamist militia. A refugee camp near Um barrow became the home to as many as 13,000 people displaced by the Janjaweed and the Sudan Armed Forces. This is just one of many refugee camps, housing millions of displaced Darfurians. Many members of Suleiman’s family have been killed in the Darfur genocide, and his mother and siblings still live in Darfur.

Recently, Suleiman sent an open letter to President Barack Obama. The letter launched an August campaign by Act for Sudan, a coalition of individuals and organizations from across the political spectrum working to stop the genocide and mass atrocities against Sudan’s marginalized and persecuted populations by the government of ICC-indicted war criminal, Omar al Bashir. Conservatives and counter-jihadists, as we know, continually condemn and warn of Obama’s penchant for supporting Islamists and not true freedom-loving resistance movements. But some members of Act for Sudan have willingly put aside their own political preferences in this public call out to President Obama for letting down the Sudanese people, demonstrating that they care more about stopping genocide than they care about their political preferences.

The Act for Sudan Obama’s Stained Legacy campaign reminds President Obama of the promises he made about Sudan, quoting his own words back at him. “While campaigning for the presidency,” says Act for Sudan, “Mr. Obama said that genocide is ‘a stain on our souls’ and promised that ‘as a president of the United States I don’t intend to abandon people or turn a blind eye to slaughter.’” Act for Sudan expresses disappointment with Obama’s failure to follow through on those promises, his failure to act on ongoing multiple genocides perpetrated by Sudan’s jihadists against the black, African Sudanese in Darfur, the Nuba Mountains, and Blue Nile regions. Today, “more than four years into his presidency, President Obama continues to oversee a disastrous approach to the ongoing genocide in Sudan,” says Act for Sudan. “This approach has failed to prevent the tragic loss of countless lives and the mass displacement and starvation of countless more innocent people. Unless President Obama ACTS NOW to protect innocent civilians from their genocidal government, he will ultimately be remembered for his stained legacy on genocide,” Act for Sudan warns.

Suleiman’s letter will lead the way in the campaign for a series of letters from Sudanese representing the regions of Sudan that are – and have been for many years – under attack by the Islamist regime in Khartoum. The attacks are part of a repeatedly-declared genocidal jihad that first targeted1 South Sudan and the Nuba Mountains/Blue Nile regions, resulting in the death of some 2.5 million people. The purpose of the jihad is, and always has been, to establish an Arab Islamic hegemony by eradicating both the Sudanese Christians and the indigenous black, African Muslims.

Read more at Juicy Ecumenism

Islam and the Lasting, Even Permanent Ethos of Authoritarianism in Egypt, and the Middle East

gty_egypt_unrest_130709_wgBy Andrew Bostom:

P.J. Vatikiotis wrote candidly in 1981 (p. 62) about how authoritarian Islam doomed inchoate efforts at creating political systems which upheld individual freedom in the Middle East notably, within Egypt, but throughout the region. Sadly, his wise observations remain as true today as they were over thirty years ago:

What is significant is that after a tolerably less autocratic/authoritarian political experience during their apprenticeship for independent statehood under foreign power tutelage, during the inter-war period, most of these states once completely free or independent of foreign control, very quickly moved towards highly autocratic-authoritarian patterns of rule. . . . One could suggest a hiatus of roughly three years between the departure or removal of European influence and power and overthrow of the rickety plural political systems they left behind in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, and the Sudan by military coups d’etat.

Authoritarianism and autocracy in the Middle East may be unstable in the sense that autocracies follow one another in frequent succession. Yet the ethos of authoritarianism may be lasting, even permanent. . . .One could venture into a more ambitious philosophical etiology by pointing out the absence of a concept of ‘natural law’ or ‘law of reason’ in the intellectual-cultural heri­tage of Middle Eastern societies. After all, everything before Islam, before God revealed his message to Muhammad, constitutes jahiliyya, or the dark age of ignorance. Similarly, anything that deviates from the eternal truth or verities of Islamic teaching is equally degenerative, and therefore unac­ceptable. That is why, by definition, any Islamic movement which seeks to make Islam the basic principle of the polity does not aim at innovation but at the restoration of the ideal that has been abandoned or lost.The missing of an experience similar, or parallel, to the Renaissance, freeing the Muslim individual from external constraints of, say, religious authority in order to engage in a creative course measured and judged by rational and existential human standards, may also be a relevant consideration. The individual in the Middle East has yet to attain his independence from the wider collectivity, or to accept the proposition that he can create a political order.

Related:

Mama Mia, More Sharia in Egypt’s “New” Constitutional Draft (andrewbostom.org/blog)

Lois Lerner: Accessory to Terror Funding

images (65)By Walid Shoebat:

There is now conclusive evidence that exposes Lois Lerner – the IRS senior manager and Director of Exempt Organizations who exercised her fifth amendment rights in front of the House Oversight Committee – as an accessory to terror funding. Charges against Lerner could amount to criminal negligence for not checking into the bonafides of the Barack H. Obama Foundation (BHOF) before granting such expeditious, retroactive, and possibly illegal tax-exempt status.

The video also exposes President Obama’s half-brother – Malik H. Obama – as a senior leader in terror organizations that supply funding and comfort to Al Qaeda. Malik Obama is also a close associate of Omar al-Bashir, the president of Sudan who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity. After watching the short video below, you may wish to review this comprehensive article which also includes a link to a comprehensive 22-page report that provides substantial evidence to support these alarming allegations.

The document includes photographs form Malik’s own web site.

 

The New, Improved Axis of Jihad

images (58)by Clare M. Lopez:

Two years into the seismic shift that brought the forces of Islamic jihad and Sharia law to power in country after country in the Middle East and North Africa — with the astonishing and extensive assistance from the U.S. — Iran, Hizballah and al-Qa’eda apparently judge that the U.S. and its Western allies still need another nudge to ensure their complete retreat from “Muslim” lands. That nudge, according to independent, reliable and mutually-corroborating sources, has now been prepared by this Axis.

Indicators and warnings continue to grow concerning the resurgence of an “Axis of Jihad” comprised of Iran, Hizballah, and al-Qa’eda. This axis is not new: its three actors, both national and sub-national, have been working together in an operational terror alliance for over two decades. Still, so many seem unaware not just of this alliance, but of the ideological bonds that brought them together in Khartoum, Sudan, in the early 1990s and have kept them together to the current day. The bond is as old as Islam, and includes the commitment to jihad [war in the name of Islam] and Islamic Shariah law; the threat is to all free and democratic societies which stand in the way of global Islamic government and the forcible application of Islamic Shariah Law.

Foundation of the Axis of Jihad

This modern-day Axis of Jihad was formed in the Sudan under the aegis of the Muslim Brotherhood regime of Omar al-Bashir and his sometime political ally, National Congress Party chairman Hassan al-Turabi. Al-Qa’eda as such had not yet taken its current form, but after the end of the 1980s Afghan war against the Soviet Union, Usama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri had found safe haven in the Sudan. Al-Bashir and Turabi are pan-Islamists, meaning they see the world in terms of the Dar al-Islam (House of Islam, where Shariah is enforced) versus the Dar al-Harb (everywhere that is not under Islamic Law). Such a worldview chooses to disregard the ancient intra-Islamic schism between Sunni and Shi’a and instead to unify the entire Islamic world in jihad against the “infidel.”
So it was that al-Bashir and Turabi invited the Iranian regime leadership and its Hizballah terror proxies to Khartoum in late 1990 to meet with the future leadership of al-Qa’eda. Then-Iranian president (and once again a 2013 candidate for the office) Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, intelligence director Ali Fallahian, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Mohsen Reza’i and other top Iranian leadership figures accepted al-Bashir’s invitation and traveled to Khartoum, along with Islamic jihadis from around the region.

There, and in subsequent meetings that took place in Khartoum throughout the early 1990s, the alliance was formed among Iran, Hizballah, and what soon would be known as al-Qa’eda. Usama bin Laden was especially interested in the explosives expertise coupled with a “martyrdom” mentality he had seen demonstrated by Hizballah with such deadly effect against Western targets. It was arranged that Imad Mughniyeh, Hizballah’s top terror operative, would commit to training Usama bin Laden’s growing cadre of terrorists in explosives techniques, especially those involving suicide truck bombings that could bring down large buildings. Training camps were set up in Sudan, Lebanon, and elsewhere where al-Qa’eda’s would-be shahid recruits could learn this craft. The attacks at Khobar Towers, the U.S. East Africa Embassies in Dar Es-Salaam and Nairobi, against the USS Cole, and eventually the 9/11 attacks themselves were all the result of this terror alliance.

Read more at Gatestone Institute

Huge Flaw in Pew Survey on Muslim Views about Sharia

images (31)By  Andrew C. McCarthy:

There will be more to say about the findings of the newly released Pew survey ”The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society.” Of course, such revelations as the approval by upwards of two-thirds of Middle Eastern Muslims of the death penalty for apostates, and by one-third of suicide bombings, are depressing — though not at all surprising for anyone who has been paying attention. (I wrote about similar poll results in The Grand Jihad.) But what is striking is that the depressing state of affairs is manifest despite Pew’s best efforts to make things seem better than they are. Principally, the survey is about Muslim views about sharia, Islam’s legal system and framework for society. It is intimated that Pew’s study is exhaustive, involving interviews with 38,000 Muslims across 39 countries. But, as my friend Andy Bostom pointed out to me this morning, guess which countries are not included in the survey? That would be Saudi Arabia, Iran and Sudan — perhaps the three most sharia compliant countries in the world, home cumatively to nearly 150 million Muslims. (Scroll down from here to see which countries are included in the survey.)

This gaping omission invites the standard progressive fairy tale about sharia, and Reuters does not disappoint: “Unlike codified Western law, sharia is a loosely defined set of moral and legal guidelines based on the Koran, the sayings of Prophet Mohammad (hadith) and Muslim traditions. Its rules and advice cover everything from prayers to personal hygiene.”

Read more at National Review

Gay anti-Jewish bigots enable Muslim anti-gay bigots

pinkwashingBy Adam Savit at Center for Security Policy:

For grievance-based identity groups on the left, embracing Islamic radicals has often been politically expedient but morally deficient.  From women’s organizations who ignore endemic domestic violence in Islamic societies, to black groups who ignore that the Islamic regime in Sudan still enslaves black children, the silence of these purported ‘civil rights’ organizations has been stunningly hypocritical.

Yet all of these groups are expert at mobilizing against what they consider the neo-colonial, racist apartheid regime of Israel.  Israel is also, ironically, the only Middle Eastern country that would tolerate them on its soil.

Considering that gays are routinely beaten, murdered by vigilantes, and executed by sovereign governments in the Islamic world, the tendency of left-wing gay organizations to champion Israel’s jihadist enemies is particularly disturbing.

Writing for the Gatestone Institute, Alan Dershowitz identifies a new strain of anti-Israel hysteria in the gay community which characterizes Israel’s tolerant attitude as ‘Pinkwashing’:

This burlesque of an argument first surfaced in a New York Times op-ed that claimed that Israel’s positive approach to gay rights is “a deliberate strategy to conceal the continuing violation of Palestinians human rights behind an image of modernity signified by Israeli gay life.”

The author of the piece, a ‘professor of the humanities,’ apparently lacks the creativity to imagine that Israel might be exhibiting tolerance for gays, not because it hates Arabs, but because it is a Western democracy that believes in the right of the individual to make his or her own choices.

 

The New ‘Silk Route;’ Weapons to Gaza and Beyond

by Paul Alster:

A ‘Sudanese Genocide’ in Egypt?

Egypt-Christians-AP-450x337By Raymond Ibrahim

The current tensions in Egypt between the Muslim Brotherhood-led government and a fragmented populace that includes large segments of people who oppose the Islamization of Egypt—the moderates, secularists, and Christians who recently demonstrated in mass at Tahrir Square and even besieged the presidential palace—is all too familiar.  One need only look to Egypt’s immediate neighbor, Sudan, and its bloody history, to know where the former may be headed.

The civil war in Sudan, which saw the deaths of millions, was fundamentally a byproduct of an Islamist regime trying to push Sharia law on large groups of Sudanese—Muslim, Christian, and polytheist—who refused to be governed by Allah’s law, who refused to be Islamized.   Although paying lip-service to pluralism and equality in the early years, by 1992, the Islamist government of Khartoum declared a formal jihad on the south and the Nuba, citing a fatwa by Sudan’s Muslim authorities which declared that “An insurgent who was previously a Muslim is now an apostate; and a non-Muslim is a non-believer standing as a bulwark against the spread of Islam, and Islam has granted the freedom of killing both of them.”

In other words, Khartoum decreed that: 1) It is simply trying to do Allah’s will by instituting Islamic Sharia law; 2) Any Sudanese who objects—including Muslims—is obviously an infidel; 3) All such infidels must be eliminated.  Accordingly, countless people were butchered, raped, and enslaved—all things legitimate once an Islamic states declares a jihad.  While South Sudan recently ceded, the Nuba Mountains in the north is still continuously being bombarded.

Now consider how the above pattern—false promises of religious freedom, followed by a Sharia push and a declaration that anyone opposing it, including Muslims, are infidels and apostates to be killed—is precisely what has been going on directly to the north of Sudan, in Egypt.

First, although Muhammad Morsi repeatedly promised that he would be a president who represents “all Egyptians”  during presidential elections, mere months after coming to power, he showed that his true interest—which should have been obvious from the start, considering that he is a Muslim Brotherhood leader—was to Sharia and Islamization.

Even so, Egyptians did not forget that Morsi, during presidential elections, had said the following in a video interview:

The Egyptian people are awake and alert—Muslims and Christians; and they know that, whoever comes [to become Egypt’s president], and does not respect the rule of law and the Constitution, the people will go against him. I want the people immediately to go against me, if I ever do not respect the law and Constitution.

Accordingly, when Morsi aggrandized himself with unprecedented presidential powers, and then used these powers to sidestep the law and push a Sharia-heavy Constitution on Egypt, large segments of the Egyptian people did rise against him; at one point, he even had to flee the presidential palace.

And just as in Sudan, Morsi’s Islamist allies—who, like Morsi, during elections spoke glowingly of Egyptian unity—made it a point to portray all those Egyptians opposing Morsi, the majority of whom were Muslims, of opposing Islam, of being apostates and hypocrites, and thus enemies who should be fought and killed.

Read more at Front Page

 

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Democrats Embrace Siraj Wahhaj: Supporter of Cop-Killer, Al Qaeda and Hamas, Part II

 

Siraj Wahhaj

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In just a few days, the Democratic National Convention “Kick off events”week will include its first ever “Jumah (gathering) at the DNC” – three Islam-centered events beginning with a Friday prayer and sermon, an evening Islamic banquet and an all day Islamic festival.

Many of the individuals scheduled to speak during the DNC week have extremely spurious backgrounds, including support for Al Qaeda and the U.S. State Department designated terrorist organization, HAMAS.   Brooklyn-based Imam Siraj Wahhaj will headline the Muslim portion of the convention.

This is part two of an in-depth study of a man who will have the ear of thousands planning to attend the DNC Convention, thanks to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ DNC. [To see Part I, click here]

Wahhaj Supports Islamic Extremism in Sudan

Hassan Al-Turabi was the leader of the National Islamic Front (NIF) political party in Sudan In the 1980’s. [i]   It was then that shari’ah law was implemented nationwide to Muslim and non-Muslim people alike.  The criminal code was changed to include such barbaric punishments as cross amputation (cutting off the left hand and right foot), stoning, flogging, and death sentences for apostasy and blasphemy.  The prominent Islam reformer, Mahmoud Mohammed Taha (“Taha”) was executed in 1981 for apostasy. [ii]  Siraj Wahhaj supports Al-Turabi’s draconian shari’ah as it was enforced.  In one sermon at his mosque, Wahhaj proclaimed “I would cut off the hands of my own daughter (if she stole) because Allah stands for Justice.” [iii]

Sudan became a safe-haven for terrorists i.e. Osama Bin Laden and HAMAS, under Al- Turabi, And in 1993, after the World Trade Center bombing, Sudan was named by the U.S. State Department as a state sponsor of terror. [iv]

Siraj Wahhaj made these statements at the time Sudan was listed as a state sponsor of terror:

May Allah bless Sudan…these are people who want to establish the Shari’ah, establish Quran, and Sunnah, they want to establish the religion and therefore hated by the government of the U.S.A…I’m not going to make you comfortable because our book, the book we believe in, is not Dale Carnegie’s, How to Win Friends and Influence People; But it’s the Quran.

Wahhaj Joins ISNA in Support for HAMAS and the National Islamic Front (NIF)

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) calls itself the largest Islamic organization in the U.S..  The leaders of two terror groups Sami Al-Arian – Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and Mousa Abu Marzook- HAMAS  “helped establish” ISNA in 1981.[v]

Wahhaj became a member of the ISNA Advisory Council in 1987.  10 years later, HAMAS leader, Mousa Abu Marzook who had been deported from Jordan for his terror related activities[vi], wrote a thank you to many organizations in The Washington Report Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) for their support of him..  One of the organizations he thanked was ISNA.  It was at that time, Wahhaj was ISNA Vice President, having been named to that position the same year, in 1997. [vii]

In the Spring 2001 edition of the ISNA publication, Islamic Horizons, the Sudanese leader Hassan Al Turabi, of the NIF, stated: “I do not think that it is only a dream, but there is a possibility not only for America to be Islamized, but also in fact to develop as the role model of Islam.” [viii] This ISNA article was published while Sudan was listed as a state sponsor of terror.

When asked, Siraj Wahhaj refuses to condemn HAMAS.  [ix]

Siraj Wahhaj and CAIR

Not only were Marzook and Al-Arian co-founders of ISNA, they were also co-founders of an Islamist organization, which evolved into the Council for American- Islamic Relations (CAIR).  Marzook and Al-Arian co-founded the precursor to the Council for American Islamic Relations, a U.S. front group for HAMAS.[x]

Article Eight of the 1988 HAMAS Charter proclaims:

“Allah is its goal; the Prophet is its model, the Quran its constitution: Jihad is its path and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes.”

Omar Ahmed, who co-founded the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR), was caught just a few years after CAIR’s incorporation publicly stating similar goals:

Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Quran . . . should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth. [xi]

Siraj Wahhaj has been on CAIR’s Advisory Board, [xii] and for over the last decade has been the designated fundraiser at many CAIR fundraiser banquets.  Wahhaj has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for CAIR. [xiii]  At a recent CAIR San Francisco fundraiser, where Siraj Wahhaj was listed as fundraiser, CAIR’s guest speakers included the attorney for Sami Al-Arian, Linda Moreno.[xiv]

Read more at Front Page

Bulletin of the Oppression of Women

Political Islam:

July 4, 2012 Egypt   A student’s boyfriend was stabbed to death when Islamists found them in a public   park together.

July 5, 2012 Egypt     The first Egyptian satellite channel completely operated by women wearing the   full face veil (niqab) is set to be launched 20 July, which will coincide with   the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.

Egypt   (h/t to RaymondIbrahim)   What is being dubbed as Egypt’s “first sex-slave marriage” took place   mere days after the Muslim Brotherhood’s Muhammad Morsi was made president.   Before making the woman, who had a non-Egyptian accent, repeat the Koran’s Surat   al-Ikhlas after him, instead of saying the customary “I marry myself to   you,” the woman said “I enslave myself to you,” and kissed him   in front of an applauding audience.

July 7, 2012 Afghanistan   (ht/ to JihadWatch)   A member of the Taliban shot dead a woman accused of adultery in front of a   cheering crowd of men near Kabul.

July 13, 2012 India   A predominantly Muslim village in India has banned “love marriages”   in addition barring women under 40 from shopping alone and using cell phones   in public
July 14, 2012 Britain   A Sudanese asylum seeker who raped a 12-year-old girl has been allowed to remain   in Britain – after a judge ruled it would breach his human rights to deport   him.

July 16, 2012 Canada   Canadian laws should be changed to require women to “cover themselves”   to prevent sexual assaults, says an Islamic street preacher in Toronto.

July 18, 2012 Pakistan   Farida Afridi, a 25-year-old women’s rights activist, left her parents’ home   early on the morning of July 4, as she typically did. She was walking to her   nonprofit organization’s office when two men with Kalashnikovs pulled alongside   her on a motorcycle and shot her multiple times, killing her.

July 24, 2012 Sudan (hat tip   to AtlasShrugs)   Earlier this month a Sudanese woman was found guilty of adultery and sentenced   to death by stoning by a court in the capital Khartoum, a regional women’s rights   group said Monday.

July 25, 2012 Britain   Laws against Female Genital Mutilation have been on the books for 80 years but   there but there have been no prosecutions despite significant evidence that   thousands of girls every year in the UK are at risk of this abusive practice.

Balochistan   (h/t to Grendel)   The militant Lashkar-i-Jhangvi has threatened to throw acid on the faces of   women who venture to the bazaars in Mekran’s largest town of Turbat, according   to a radio report.

Jordan   (h/t to thereligionofpeace)   A Jordanian man was charged on Wednesday with killing his divorced sister after   stabbing her and driving his truck over her body several times because of her   alleged “suspicious behavior,” police said.

July 26, 2012 Italy   (h/t islamversuseurope   )   Italian hotel agreed that a Muslim porter won’t have to take orders from a woman.

Pakistan   (h/t thereligionofpeace)   A woman was shot dead by her brother, a police constable, for not withdrawing   a case registered against him in April for assault. He and her brothers had   told her not to wear pants or ride a motorcycle.

July 27, 2012 UK   A devout Muslim grandmother has been jailed for four years for kidnapping and   drugging her own daughter after she refused to marry the man her family wanted   her to.

Egypt   (h/t to thereligionofpeace)   A new report from George Washington University professor Michele Clark and Coptic   rights activist Nada Ghaly has argued that thousands of young Coptic Christian   girls in Egypt are the victim of kidnapping and forced servitude by Muslims   in the North African country

July 29, 2012 India   (h/t to AtlasShrugs)   The failure to give birth to a son and the inability to fulfill her husband   and in-laws’ demand for money cost a woman her life. She was burnt alive allegedly   by her husband and in-laws in front of her minor daughters on Friday night.

Iran   An Iranian Islamic cleric says, women should only ride bikes in their own backyards,   where no stranger men can see them cycling!

 

July 30, 2012 Egypt   Egyptian women fear for their future under Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government.
August 6, 2012 Tanzania   Police in Zanzibar have launched an investigation after a woman claimed she   was beaten up by a group of men at Mwanakwerekwe Market for leaving her head   uncovered during Ramadhan.

Pakistan   (h/t to JihadWatch)   A father along with his two sons axed his wife and daughters among four people   to death in the name of honour and injured three others in Bahawalnagar, police   said.

August 7, 2012 Pakistan     Six armed militants bullied shopkeepers selling women garments and cosmetics   in the Singair Bazaar in Hangu on Monday threatening them to remove curtains   from the doors of the shops or face action.
Sources said certain shopkeepers were whipped by the militants with the lashes   they were holding in their hands and they also vandalized the cosmetics shops.Eyewitness   reports said the militants remained in the market for more than 20 minutes and   then left on their motorbikes hurling threats at the merchants.
August 8, 2012 U.S.   (h/t to AtlasShrugs)   A Florida Muslim man was sentenced to life imprisonment for setting his wife   on fire. Prosecutors played the recording at Wednesday’s sentencing for Khalid   Mohd, 41, who was convicted in June of setting his wife on fire because she   wanted his help staying in the United States. He was sentenced to life in prison.
August 9, 2012 Nepal (h/t to   AtlasShrugs)   Nepal has banned women under the age of 30 from going to work in Middle Eastern   countries amid growing concerns that they are being exploited. Common complaints   include physical and sexual abuse, poor conditions and non-payment of salaries.

August 12, 2012 Tunsia   Tunsian women are worried that changes to the nations’s constitution defining   women’s place in society in terms of their relationship to men will bring back   an inequality in gender.

August 13, 2012 Kashmir   The women of Kashmir, renowned for their grace and beauty, have been warned   by groups affiliated with al Qaeda to cover their faces or risk disfigurement   and even death from acid attacks.   The warning also extended to women using mobile phones in public.

August 14, 2012 U.S.   (h/t to thereligionofpeace)   Colorado Springs police arrested five Iraqi men Tuesday in connection with what   they called a “rare” and “horrific” sexual assault on a   woman early July 22. The arrests included one man who was a central character   in an Army’s sergeant’s memoir of an Iraq deployment.
Sarmad Fadhi Mohammed and Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon were taken into custody   on suspicion of sexual assault. Mustafa Sataar Al Feraji, Ali Mohammed Hasan   Al Juboori and Yasir Jabbar Jasim were arrested on suspicion of accessory to   sexual assault. All are in their 20s. Police said the severity of the attack   made it rare in the city, adding that the woman’s injuries could have been life-threatening.

August 16, 2012 Scandinavia   Statistics on the numbers of rapes committed in Scandinavian countries, including   Sweden, by ‘minority’ men.   UK (h/t to thereligionofpeace)     A judge has said the forced marriage of a Muslim woman with learning difficulties   should be annulled and condemned the “insulated” families who arrange   them.

August 18, 2012 Sweden   A man and a woman have been remanded into custody by Attunda district court   in Sollentuna on suspicion of having subjected their daughter to female genital   mutilation (FGM).
August 19, 2012 Egypt   Muslim women are worried about sexual attacks as the Eid holiday arrives.

August 20, 2012 Iran   (h/t to Jaye)   Female students in Iran have been barred from more than 70 university degree   courses in an officially-approved act of sex-discrimination which critics say   is aimed at defeating the fight for equal women’s rights.
August 24, 2012 Egypt   Volunteer patrols of men are trying to help the rising tide of sexual harassment   to women in public spaces.

Iran   A new report from Iran has revealed a striking rise in the number of child brides   under the age of 10-years-old. The Union for the Protection of Children’s Rights   said that in 2010, at least 713 marriages of girls under 10-years-old were registered   in the country, more than twice as many as registered in the three years before.

August 25, 2012 Egypt, Tunisia,   Libya   This summer, as the dust of the Arab Spring revolutions begins to settle, women   – who stood shoulder to shoulder with men in defying tyranny – are finding themselves   marginalised and excluded from decision-making.

UK   Muslim woman in the UK was attacked by her siblings for kissing a white man   during her 18th birthday celebrations. Shamima Akhtar, now a 19-yr-old, suffered   a sickening assault which culminated in her sisters slapping and punching her   and hacking off her waist-length hair.

August 26, 2012 The   World   The Taliban misogynist mentality is alive and well, and in fact it is thriving   and mushrooming globally.

Australia   (ht/t to Tundra Tabloids)   Rape victim Alicia Gali is still traumatised three years after she was raped   and jailed for adultery in United Arab Emirates.

Pakistan   (h/t to thereligionofpeace)   Rimsha, a fifteen year old girl, was picked up by two men on motorcycles and   taken to an unknown location. She was kept in a room and subjected to rape for   five consecutive days, the victim said in an FIR registered at the Gomel police   station.

August 27, 2012 Pakistan   (h/t to thereligionofpeace)   A Christian girl was gang raped by five Muslim men.

India   A girl was critically injured when a two youths threw acid on her face and body.

Germany   (h/t to IslaminEurope for translation of German article)   A Somali broke his wife’s fingers because she wanted to give food to their children   during Ramadan.
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Guantanamo detainee who served bin Laden returns to Sudan

By Rebecca Ruiz, msnbc.com

Ibrahim al Qosi, a former driver for Osama bin Laden, has been released from Guantanamo and returned to Sudan, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

In July 2010, al Qosi pleaded guilty to providing material support for terrorism and conspiracy. He had been detained at Guantanamo following his capture at the Pakistani border in December 2001 and was released according to a plea agreement with the U.S.

Al Qosi, who was born in Sudan around 1960, left in 1996 to join Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, where he provided services to bin Laden and other al-Qaida members as a driver, bodyguard and cook. In the early 1990s, he trained with jihadists and worked as an accountant for a company affiliated with Osama bin Laden, according to DOD documents released by WikiLeaks.

Al Qosi had been sentenced to a 14-year term for crimes committed between 1996 to 2001, but served two years in exchange for cooperating with prosecutors. The U.S. had agreed to return al Qosi to Sudan upon completing two years of his sentence.

“Although the United States had the legal authority to continue holding al Qosi under the [Authorization for the Use of Military Force], we coordinated with the Government of Sudan on appropriate security measures to mitigate any threat he continues to pose,” said Defense Department spokesman Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale in a statement to msnbc.com.

Paul Reichler, a Washington, D.C.-based lawyer who represented al Qosi pro bono for the past seven years, said his client will participate in a re-entry program designed by the Sudanese government for former detainees.

According to a document published by the government in 2010, nine Sudanese nationals had been returned from Guantanamo and been subject to the re-entry program. At that time, none were known to “have engaged in hostilities against the United States, its interests or its allies since their return to Sudan.”

Read more at MSNBC

Sudan constitution to be “100 percent Islamic”: Bashir

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir addresses supporters after receiving victory greetings at the Defence Ministry, in Khartoum
Credit: Reuters/ Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

(Reuters) – President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said on Saturday Sudan’s next constitution would be “100 percent Islamic” to set an example for neighbouring countries, some of which have seen religious parties gain power after popular uprisings.

The secession of mostly non-Muslim South Sudan a year ago sparked predictions that Sudan, which hosted former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in the 1990s, would start implementing Islamic law more strictly.

In a speech to leaders of the mystical Islamic Sufi tradition in Khartoum, Bashir suggested Sudan’s new, post-secession constitution could help guide the region’s political transformation.

“We want to present a constitution that serves as a template to those around us. And our template is clear, a 100 percent Islamic constitution, without communism or secularism or Western (influences),” said Bashir.

“And we tell non-Muslims, nothing will preserve your rights except for Islamic sharia because it is just,” he said.

Bashir, facing small-scale protests calling for him to step down, said a committee made up of “all parties, religious sects and Sufis” would be set up to draft a constitution.

That appeared to be a move to assuage resentment by other opposition parties – many of which are still dominated by Islamist figures – over Bashir’s reluctance to loosen the grip of the ruling National Congress Party.

He did not give a date for the new constitution.

Following the 1989 coup that brought Bashir to power, Sudan introduced laws that took sharia as their main source.

Already, floggings are a common punishment in Sudan for crimes like drinking alcohol and adultery.

Sentences of stoning are rare, although in May a Sudanese woman was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, sparking condemnation from human rights lawyers. Similar sentences in the past have not been carried out.

Bashir has been in power for the last 23 years and is one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders. He is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Darfur, charges the government says are politically motivated and baseless.

Sudan’s opposition parties have called for strikes, sit-ins and demonstrations to topple Bashir’s government, throwing their weight behind recent anti-austerity protests, which have also involved calls for greater freedoms.

However, they have not yet sent their supporters out to the streets. (Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Ralph Gowling)