Archive for November, 2008

Islamofascism’s mass muder, crimes against humanity goes on, this time in India

November 27, 2008

Islamofascism’s mass muder, crimes against humanity goes on, this time in India

Geez, and I thought that it’s all because of the “palestinians” (you know, those fake victims, those that are the aggressors and pose as “victims”) grievances…

The Religion of Peace Strikes Again
Canada Free Press, Canada –
It is an irony, too, that Muslim nations such as Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, and others find themselves the victims of Islamofascism because Islam does …
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/6575

Islamofascism hits India hard again! – Value MD Medical Schools ForumBBC NEWS | South Asia | Mumbai rocked by deadly attacks 101 killed as gunmen rampage in India city – Yahoo! News BBC NEWS | South Asia | Witnesses.
http://www.valuemd.com/relaxing-lounge/167965-islamofascism-hits-india-hard-again.html  

125 dead in ‘India’s 9/11’; some gunmen killed Thursday, November 27, 2008
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/27/125-now-dead-indias-911/  

Why India? Why Now? Ynetnews, Israel –
The use of the word “Mujahidin” attests to some kind of affiliation with global Jihad of the Bin Laden variety. Therefore, we can say that the Mumbai
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3629898,00.html

group claims responsibility CNN International
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/11/27/india.attacks.responsibility/?iref=mpstoryview

Murder in Mumbai
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122780174620861745.html

Not just India’s problem any more
http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/not-just-indias-problem-any-more/2008/11/27/1227491736645.html

“This was Mumbai’s 9/11,” the official said… The official also suggested the attackers might have emerged from an outlawed militant group of Islamic students. Photographs from security cameras showed some youthful attackers carrying assault rifles and smiling as they launched the operation.
http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/11/27/asia/27group-NYT.php

Mumbai gunmen battle army
27.November 2008, 11:01
Indian commandos freed hostages from Mumbai’s Taj Mahal hotel on Thursday but battled on with gun-toting Islamist militants who launched an audacious attack across India’s financial capital, killing more than 100 people. The gunmen arrived by boats in Mumbai on Wednesday, before fanning out and attacking hotels, a cafe, hospitals and a railway station, firing indiscriminately.
http://www.welt.de/english-news/article2789994/Mumbai-gunmen-battle-army-some-hostages-freed.html

Mumbai gunmen demand release of Islamic militants
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/27/mumbai-terror-attacks-india1

Video: Tragedy In Mumbai
http://www.youtube.com/v/XlmvZHKVc2o

Mumbai Under Assault TIME
http://time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1862566,00.html?imw=Y

Mumbai Terror Attacks
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/27/mumbai-terror-attacks-india4

Maximum Terror in Mumbai: Confusion Reigns
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shuja-nawaz/maximum-terror-in-mumbai_b_146903.html

Islam In South Asia: The Problems Within Islam – TIME
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1862650,00.html

Attacks a message aimed at Obama – The Australian
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24718523-5013460,00.html

Six Canadians among Mumbai hostages: report
CTV.ca, Canada –
The suspected Islamic militant members of a previously unknown group calling itself the Deccan Mujahideen staged the attack, with groups of armed men
http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20081127/mumbai_follow_081127/20081127/?hub=TorontoNewHome

The Pakistan ConnectioN
http://www.newsweek.com/id/171056

Battles are still raging between Indian special forces and Islamic Jihadists, who are fighting “room-to-room” in the city after the attacks were sprung at…
http://www.fitsnews.com/2008/11/27/killin-in-the-name-of

Why We Must Pay Attention to the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/6572

Explaining Islamic Terrorism, DUmmy To DUmmy
http://www.stoptheaclu.com/archives/2008/11/26/explaining-islamic-terrorism-dummy-to-dummy/

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More Arab racism on Asians in S. Arabia (Arabism)

November 26, 2008

Saudi Arabia (racism): Asian immigrant forced to clean mosques for ‘skipping prayers’ Riyadh
adnkronos ^ | 18 Nov. 2008

http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Religion/?id=3.0.2720941512

Saudi Arabia: Asian immigrant forced to clean mosques for ‘skipping prayers’ Riyadh, 18 Nov. (AKI) – A Saudi civil court has ordered an Asian immigrant to clean mosques next month during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca after religious police caught him skipping Friday prayers several times, Saudi daily al-Watan reports. The man will have to clean five mosques along the highway into Mecca twice daily for eleven days, the court ruled…
Earlier this month, a judge ordered a young man to memorise part of the Koran and 40 sayings of the Prophet Mohammed as a punishment for appearing in public with a woman who was not a relative.
..
The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is an obligation for all able-bodied Muslims to attend at least once during their lives, provided they can afford it.

Truth about Islamic Iranian Ahmadinejad’s Genocide Call to wipe off Israel and the “Palestinian” support for it

November 24, 2008
Truth about Islamic Iranian Ahmadinejad’s Genocide Call to wipe off Israel and the “Palestinian” support for it
 
Debunking Juan Cole’s argument!
 
Ahmadinejad Was Not Mistranslated
June 17, 2008 – 11:32 am
A new study by Joshua Teitelbaum of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs sets out to refute the claim that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other Iranian leaders are being misquoted when they call for the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people.
As the executive summary states: “What emerges from a comprehensive analysis of what Ahmadinejad actually said – and how it has been interpreted in Iran – is that the Iranian president was not just calling for ‘regime change’ in Jerusalem, but rather the actual physical destruction of the State of Israel . When Ahmadinejad punctuates his speech with ‘Death to Israel’ (marg bar Esraiil ), this is no longer open to various interpretations.”
 

29 Feb 2008 …Ahmadinejad was not mistranslated, and has in fact reiterated the threat to commit genocide several times, including recently at …
http://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/530786/the-mother-of-all-mistranslations.thtml

 

 
(Nytimes research debukes Juan Cole and others who tried to claim that Ahmadinejad did “not” call on Israel to be wiped off)
Just How Far Did They Go, Those Words Against Israel? – New York Times… But translators in Tehran who work for the president’s office and the foreign ministry disagree with them. All official translations of Mr. Ahmadinejad’s statement, including a description of it on his Web site (www.president.ir/eng/), refer to wiping Israel away. …When combined with Iran’s longstanding support for Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah of Lebanon, two groups that have killed numerous Israelis, and Mr. Ahmadinejad’s refusal to acknowledge the Holocaust, it is hard to argue that, from Israel’s point of view, Mr. Ahmadinejad poses no threat. Still, it is true that he has never specifically threatened war against Israel.
So did Iran’s president call for Israel to be wiped off the map? It certainly seems so. Did that amount to a call for war? That remains an open question.
Nazila Fathi contributed reporting from Tehran for this article.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/11/weekinreview/11bronner.html?ex=1307678400&en=efa2bd266224e880& amp;ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
 
Ahmadinejad: Israel’s “annihilation” is a necessary part of the “historic war” between Islam & the West (Al Jazeera).
 
Since Ahmadinejad’s call to “wipe Israel off the map” last October, some academics have claimed the Iranian leader was mistranslated or misunderstood.
“Ahmadinejad did not say he was going to wipe Israel off the map, because no such idiom exists in Persian,” left-wing University of Michigan professor Juan Cole told the New York Times. “He did say he hoped its regime, i.e., a Jewish-Zionist state occupying Jerusalem, would collapse… Since Iran has not attacked another country aggressively for over a century, I smell the whiff of war propaganda.”
Jonathan Steele of the British Guardian newspaper also told the Times: “The Iranian president was quoting an ancient statement by Iran’s first Islamist leader, the late Ayatollah Khomeini, that ‘this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time,’ just as the Shah’s regime in Iran had vanished. He was not making a military threat. He was calling for an end to the occupation of Jerusalem at some point in the future. The ‘page of time’ phrase suggests he did not expect it to happen soon.”
Neither of the two have responded to Ahmadinejad’s latest clarification and call to action, which were translated and distributed by the Iranian state-run IRNA news agency.
 
Was Wiping Israel Off the Map a Misquote? – Michael Rubin (National Review)
Some academics and policymakers bend over backwards to convince themselves and others that Iranian President Ahmadinejad does not mean what he says.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) argued that the proper translation of Ahmadinejad’s quotes is the subject of debate and that translations used were either misquoted or out of context. It’s a line which originated with Juan Cole, a University of Michigan professor, who wrote: “This idiom does not exist in Persian, and that what Ahmadinejad actually said was, ‘This occupation regime over Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time.’” But here, the Islamic Republic provides its own clarification. In its official translations, it headlined Ahmadinejad’s call to “wipe Israel off the map.”
 
How Iranian propaganda try to “rewrite” Ahmadniejad’s words in blaming it on Israel
http://soccerdad.baltiblogs.com/archives/2008/01/24/irib_the_enemy_intends_to_wipe_palestine_off_the _world_map.html
 
 IRAN – Oct 26 – Wipe Israel From Map, Says Ahmadi-Nejad.(Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad)
http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-11680539_ITM
 
(Palestinian Islamic) Al-Aqsa: We identify with Iranian remark – 6 Nov 2005 … Iranian President ‘to wipe Israel off world map’; Palestinian preacher calls on Palestinians to support al-Qaeda masterminds Bin-Laden, …
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3164720,00.html
 
Aksa Brigades echo Ahmadinejad’s call | Middle East | Jerusalem Post6 Nov 2005 … Why Americans support Israel? It’s the “values”, stupid … have refrained from reacting to the call to wipe Israel off the map. …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1131043735699&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
 
(”Moderate Palestinian”) Fatah agrees: Wipe out IsraelIn a leaflet published by Fatah’s Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the group stressed its … who called with all honesty to wipe Israel off the map of the world. …
http://www.jnewswire.com/article/727
 
Osama Hamdan, the Hamas representative in Lebanon, told Iranian television that suicide bombing attacks against Israel were justified, especially attacks in buses. He rejected the historical Jewish connection to the Land of Israel and stated that Hamas’ avowed intention was to wipe Israel off the face of the map.
 
In a November 2005 leaflet, the Brigades expressed support for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s call “to wipe Israel off [the] world map.” “We stress our support of the Iranian President’s position toward the fictitious Zionist state, which will disappear with the help of Allah,”

(Radical Islam = pro pedophilia) Al-Qaeda welcomes Michael Jackson’s conversion to Islam

November 23, 2008

(Radical Islam = pro pedophilia) Al-Qaeda welcomes Michael Jackson’s conversion to Islam

22-11-2008

Initial reports are already filtering through that Al-Qaeda has warmly welcomed Michael Jackson into their faith ‘as they would any sincere new adherent’ and are confident that this high profile conversion will prove to be the turning point whereby millions of young Americans, already disillusioned by the economic crisis that is sapping Americas confidence will turn to the Koran for inspiration. Sources close to Al Qaeda leadership are said to have have confirmed the open satisfaction of senior figures including Deputy Ayman Al-Zawahiri regarding the pop star’s conversion, according to some Pakistani news services. Jackson’s contoversial past should not preclude him from sincere practice of Islam or acceptance by fellow Muslims as ‘the ability to repent is a key belief’ one source commented.
It is claimed that the Al Qaeda leadership were already most surprised by the fact that Americans were prepared to vote in as President a candidate with some recent Muslim heritage, even if the President-elect is a practising Christian. This did not of this stop Ayman Al-Zawahiri referring to Obama as a ‘house negro’ recently, although Malcolm X was lavishly praised during the same speech he made the rather controversial comment in. Now with this latest celebrity conversion Al-Qaeda are hopeful that the west is finally moving religiously towards Mecca.
Generally, intelligence sources agree that Al Qaeda is very interested in attracting disaffected African-Americans into the fold and the recent criticisms of Obama were very much in line with this aim. Obama is unlikely to solve all the problems that exist within Africa-American communities and might not be seen as acting sufficiently in the interests of fellow Black Americans by some. Most observers agree that Jackson’s conversion amidst his financial troubles is something that Al Qaeda would welcome. Interestingly Jackson is off to London today to dispute a large debt supposedly owed by him to a Bahrani prince. Perhaps his new found faith will soften the heart of his alleged creditor?
http://www.allnewsweb.com/page171171.php

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The Jawa Report: Finally: Michael Jackson Converts to Islam 21 Nov 2008
Finally: Michael Jackson Converts to Islam. Michael Jackson converts to Islam. The pedophilia jokes practically write themselves, don’t they? I’ll start: Yeah, but Aisha was a girl. Your turn in the comments. …
http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/195069.php

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Question to racist Arab Al Zawahiri:

Does the “whitening” (by infidel doctors) of black faced Michael (Mikeel) Jackson “qualify” him to enter Muhammad’s “paradise”?


Arab Racism
According to the literal Arabic translation of Sura 3:106, 107, on Judgment Day, only people with white faces will be saved. People with black faces will be damned.
http://www.bible.ca/islam/islam-koran-fairy-tales-dr-morey.htm

Arabs are the chosen people of Allah; Allah resembles an Arab.–ibn Sa’d, vol.1, p.2.
Allah favours Arab racism—prophet is to be of Quraysh stock and of white complexion (ibn Sa’d, vol.1, p.95-96, Sahih Muslim, 20.4483.
http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=2297E37D-87C3-492E-8E5D-1808AF77F703

The Quran and hadiths all say kill non muslims. Sura 8:12 says cut off the heads and Sura 9:1-30 says kill them.
Sura 8:60 says Jews and Christians are apes and pigs. Sura 3:106 says black faces are cursed. Let me know what they say then. Also tell them that Allah made women stupid.
http://www.islamreview.com/cgi-bin/guestbook/guestbook.cgi?start_number=10

More on racism of ‘Palestinian’ Arabism – Hamas Al-Aqsa TV: Rice “Black Snake”

November 23, 2008

Hamas Al-Aqsa TV: Rice “Black Snake”

On September 18 (2007), Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV labeled U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice a “black snake.”

The phrase is circled in the above image.

Posted at: 2007-09-19

http://www.thememriblog.org/blog_personal/en/2930.htm

Obama’s delusion – will not end the threat of Islamic fascism

November 23, 2008

Obama’s delusion – will not end the threat of Islamic fascism

Obama’s delusion Washington Times, DC – Nov 23, 2008 Contrary to liberal spinmeisters, Mr. Obama’s electoral victory will not end the threat of Islamic fascism. World peace is not around the corner. …
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/23/obamas-delusion/

Technorati –

Mohamed Sifaoui: ‘I Consider Islamism to Be Fascism’

November 22, 2008

Mohamed Sifaoui: “I Consider Islamism to Be Fascism”
Middle East Quarterly
Spring 2008, pp. 13-17

Mohamed Sifaoui was born on July 4, 1967, and spent most of his childhood in Algeria. He holds a master’s degree in political science and studied theology for two years at the University of Algiers and for two additional years at Zeitouna University’s Institute of Theology in Tunis. In 1994, he began work for the Algerian daily Le Soir and survived a February 11, 1996 bomb attack at Le Soir’s headquarters at the Maison de la Presse. In 1999, the French government granted him political asylum after he received death threats both from Algerian Islamists and the military. In Paris, Sifaoui works at the French weekly Marianne. Between October 2002 and January 2003, he infiltrated an Al-Qaeda cell in France in order to research his book, Mes frères assassins: Comment j’ai infiltré une cellule d’Al-Qaïda. (My assassin brothers: How I infiltrated an Al-Qaeda cell).[1]

Sophie Fernandez Debellemanière, a former intern at Le Figaro and The Weekly Standard, interviewed Sifaoui in Paris on September 12, 2007, after meeting him at a 9-11 ceremony on the Champ de Mars.

In Islamism’s Cross Hairs

Middle East Quarterly: Did you flee Algeria because of the terrorist attack on Le Soir?

Mohamed Sifaoui: No. Throughout the 1990s, I was determined to stay. I only left in 1999 when I was sentenced to one year in jail for insulting the head of state. I had criticized President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s reconciliation policy because I considered it unfair to grant amnesty to a terrorist without even judging him. The Algerian government talked about peace without ever recognizing there was a war. The terrorists suddenly got themselves released with the same rights as the victims’ families. Bouteflika’s behavior towards his people was criminal. They wanted to send me to jail at the same time they were releasing criminals.

MEQ: You stayed longer than most. Were people right to leave Algeria?

Sifaoui: The intellectuals and journalists who left Algeria when the murders started in 1992 were right to do so because the risk was real. Survival instinct is natural and legitimate. It would be indecent to judge them because fear is a legitimate human feeling. In this sense, I was the one being unreasonable by risking my life to stay.

MEQ: Why did you stay in Algeria?

Sifaoui: I didn’t want to leave the country under pressure, because of the possibility of another terrorist attack. Nor do I believe that I was especially brave to stay. It is not a question of being brave or weak. The only thing that matters is the message and the values that you want to transmit. As a journalist, I felt that I had to stay. We never obtained press freedom in Algeria, but I wanted to struggle to get a small part of it. We made some progress, but then, Islamism took us backward. By staying, I wanted to show that I would not accept submission to Islamist censorship and its diktat.

MEQ: Are you still worried? After all, two bodyguards are supervising this interview.

Sifaoui: No, I am not worried. I have built sort of a shell around me. I keep calm, and I do not panic. Honestly, I prefer not to think about it; otherwise, I would worry too much.

MEQ: Are you proud today to have risked your life for your ideas?

Sifaoui: Yes, because I am lucky enough to be alive. It is a shame that those who died did not leave for safety. I stayed because I felt that I was able to accomplish this act of resistance. Each person resists in his or her own way; each does what he or she feels able to. Among the members of the World War II resistance, some hid other resisters; some hid Jewish families or helped them escape to Switzerland, and some failed only to denounce them. For me, at this time, my resistance to fundamentalism is based on a determination not to concede any ground to the Islamists but to keep on writing and to defy danger everyday.

MEQ: What was your reaction to Al-Qaeda deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s appeal on September 20, 2007, “to wipe sons of France and Spain” out of the Maghreb?[2]

Sifaoui: I’ve been expressing the same warnings about Islamist terrorism for years. Zawahiri’s statement doesn’t surprise me. Since the GSPC [Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat] pledged its allegiance to Al-Qaeda in September 2006, Algerian terrorists and Al-Qaeda leaders expressed their objective very clearly: Intensify terrorist attacks against the Algerian regime and its institutions, as well as against lay and democratic people, targeting Western and especially French citizens.

MEQ: Do you believe that Zawahiri was referring to the descendants of former colonists in Algeria by using the expression “sons of?” Or was this the result of too literal a translation of the Arabic?

Sifaoui: No! This has nothing to do with any literal translation! Zawahiri is referring to all French and Spanish citizens by saying “sons of.” Al-Qaeda’s targets are all the French and Spanish citizens in the Maghreb.

MEQ: Less than twenty-four hours after the release of Zawahiri’s message, a terrorist attack in Lakhdaria in northern Algeria, fifty miles southeast of Algiers, wounded two French citizens, one Italian, and six Algerians.[3] Is this attack a sign that the European presence in the Maghreb is in jeopardy?

Sifaoui: I would not be so pessimistic, but such a quick reaction indicates how organized and coordinated Al-Qaeda and the GSPC are. It also shows the Algerian regime’s incapacity to deal with terrorism.

An Islamist and Fascist Nexus?

MEQ: Would you use the term Islamo-fascism to describe this threat?

Sifaoui: I certainly am one of the first Muslims to consider Islamism to be fascism. This is not a subjective decision but rather a serious, academic argument. Fascism and Islamism are comparable in many aspects: Fascism, without evoking all its particularities, bears similarities to trends also present in Islamism. I am, of course, making a reference to their will to exterminate the Jews. On this point, the Islamists may go even further in their doctrine than the Nazis did, considering that the end of the world could only occur when there are no Jews left on earth. In the three monotheist religions, apocalypse, end of the world, and doomsday exist and are liturgical events invested with a high degree of spirituality. Hence, the Islamists interpret the end of the world in a very special way. Whereas it is written nowhere in the Qur’an, exegetes describe the end of the world as the day when even the trees and rocks will be able to talk and tell the Muslims: “Come here, there is a Jew hiding behind me. Come and kill him.” And this would go on, until there would not be any Jew left on earth. This ideology is pure fascism.

MEQ: Are there other similarities?

Sifaoui: The will to exterminate or do harm to homosexuals is another similarity between Nazism and Islamism. The Islamists, also, say that they are the best community in the world, a superior race thanks to their beliefs. They use political means to arrive at this erroneous exegesis. I do not fear to call it fascism. And there are many more similarities between fascism and Islamism.

Islamism vs. Moderate Islam

MEQ: Do you believe it is possible to criticize Islamism without being called a racist?

Sifaoui: Absolutely, I would say that one must criticize Islamism. When I am criticizing Nazism, I am not being anti-German.

MEQ: When did you feel for the first time that you had to criticize Islamism?

Sifaoui: I have always felt that it was a moral duty.

MEQ: Do you believe that moderate Islam exists?

Sifaoui: Of course, it does. If the majority of Muslims were not moderate, Islamists would have destroyed the Western world a long time ago. Despite its technological lead, its nuclear power, and all its armies, the Western world would never be able to face an Islamist world entirely convinced by the terrorist cause. One billion people supporting Al-Qaeda would reduce the rest of the world to ashes. Islam contains violent texts that need not be applicable today. Islam is a religion of moderation. I know because I studied theology for four years.

Perhaps 20 percent of Muslims on the planet must be totally reeducated. We have to fight them politically, ideologically, and also militarily. Western societies do not fight them well; whenever they try to do so, they end up strengthening them.

One proof that moderate Islam exists is the huge number of sympathy messages that I received from Muslim people when my investigative story on Al-Qaeda Salafist networks, J’ai infiltré une cellule islamiste, was broadcast on French television M6.

Iran

MEQ: Given the Islamists’ vision of apocalypse, do you believe that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would fear reprisal should Iran attack Israel? Should Western analysts rely on Iran’s rationality?

Sifaoui: Too many Western analysts look at any adversary through a Western lens. Western analysts believe that Al-Qaeda is as rational as the Basque separatist group ETA [Euskadi Ta Askatasuna] or the Irish Republican Army. My personal history, culture, and investigative journalism work allow me to understand what Westerners cannot see: Iran will attack Israel as soon as it can.

MEQ: Doesn’t Iran take into account the eventuality of its own destruction?

Sifaoui: No, it does not. Martyrdom is exalted in Iran. Iranians view annihilation positively. The Islamists’ main purpose is to create the conditions for the West to believe that chaos is possible. The argument that says that Iran will not attack Israel because of immediate and massive retaliation from Israel and the United States is absolutely wrong. The Islamists would welcome such retaliation in order to cement coalitions among Muslim peoples and to encourage riots in the Arab street. U.S. military action, or even its prospect, coincides with Islamists’ interests. That is the reason why I was against the war in Iraq.

MEQ: Can you explain?

Sifaoui: Between October 2002 and January 2003, I spent four months infiltrating an Al-Qaeda terrorist cell in France. Two months before the launching of the Iraq war, when I was in the midst of the group, one of the Islamists said, “Now we are going to pray for George Bush to attack Iraq.” I was surprised and acted as if I were stupid: “Really? Why do you want America to kill our brothers?” The most clever and elevated in Al-Qaeda’s hierarchy, Amara Saïfi [the GSPC’s emir in London] whispered to me, “All over the world, our brothers are now praying for George Bush to attack Iraq. War between the Muslim world and the Western world is bound to happen. Unfortunately, Muslims are too divided. Far too many of them do not pray regularly and neglect religion and jihad. In order to unify and mobilize all these people, we have to continue what we initiated on 9-11. We attacked America to make her retort everywhere in the Muslim world, in order to create a real war between Muslims and the West, and especially Israel.”

MEQ: That’s incredible.

Sifaoui: Another of the group added, “Once Iraq is at war, many of our brothers will go there to fight jihad. George Bush will have answered our prayers by suppressing our enemy Saddam Hussein and unifying the Muslims in jihad. Then as Westerners do not know how to fight attrition wars, we know that they will inevitably get stuck. We will wait until they leave in order to establish an Islamist state in Iraq. This war will be a pretext to launch terrorist attacks in Europe as well.”

Unfortunately, you can see their theory is valid. They predicted exactly what is happening.

[1] Paris: Le Cherche-midi Editeur, 2003.
[2] Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Special Dispatch Series, no. 1721, Sept. 21, 2007; “Warden Message,” Embassy of the United States of America, Algiers, Algeria, Sept. 24, 2007; Andrew Black, “Recasting Jihad in the Maghreb,” Terrorism Monitor, Oct. 25, 2007.
[3] “Warden Message,” Sept. 24, 2007.

Related Topics: Freethinking & Muslim apostasy, North Africa, Radical Islam

http://www.meforum.org/article/1870

Mohamed Sifaoui: “I Consider Islamism to Be Fascism”

November 22, 2008

Mohamed Sifaoui: “I Consider Islamism to Be Fascism”

Middle East Quarterly

Spring 2008, pp. 13-17

Mohamed Sifaoui was born on July 4, 1967, and spent most of his childhood in Algeria. He holds a master’s degree in political science and studied theology for two years at the University of Algiers and for two additional years at Zeitouna University’s Institute of Theology in Tunis. In 1994, he began work for the Algerian daily Le Soir and survived a February 11, 1996 bomb attack at Le Soir’s headquarters at the Maison de la Presse. In 1999, the French government granted him political asylum after he received death threats both from Algerian Islamists and the military. In Paris, Sifaoui works at the French weekly Marianne. Between October 2002 and January 2003, he infiltrated an Al-Qaeda cell in France in order to research his book, Mes frères assassins: Comment j’ai infiltré une cellule d’Al-Qaïda. (My assassin brothers: How I infiltrated an Al-Qaeda cell).[1]

Sophie Fernandez Debellemanière, a former intern at Le Figaro and The Weekly Standard, interviewed Sifaoui in Paris on September 12, 2007, after meeting him at a 9-11 ceremony on the Champ de Mars.

In Islamism’s Cross Hairs

Middle East Quarterly: Did you flee Algeria because of the terrorist attack on Le Soir?

Mohamed Sifaoui: No. Throughout the 1990s, I was determined to stay. I only left in 1999 when I was sentenced to one year in jail for insulting the head of state. I had criticized President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s reconciliation policy because I considered it unfair to grant amnesty to a terrorist without even judging him. The Algerian government talked about peace without ever recognizing there was a war. The terrorists suddenly got themselves released with the same rights as the victims’ families. Bouteflika’s behavior towards his people was criminal. They wanted to send me to jail at the same time they were releasing criminals.

MEQ: You stayed longer than most. Were people right to leave Algeria?

Sifaoui: The intellectuals and journalists who left Algeria when the murders started in 1992 were right to do so because the risk was real. Survival instinct is natural and legitimate. It would be indecent to judge them because fear is a legitimate human feeling. In this sense, I was the one being unreasonable by risking my life to stay.

MEQ: Why did you stay in Algeria?

Sifaoui: I didn’t want to leave the country under pressure, because of the possibility of another terrorist attack. Nor do I believe that I was especially brave to stay. It is not a question of being brave or weak. The only thing that matters is the message and the values that you want to transmit. As a journalist, I felt that I had to stay. We never obtained press freedom in Algeria, but I wanted to struggle to get a small part of it. We made some progress, but then, Islamism took us backward. By staying, I wanted to show that I would not accept submission to Islamist censorship and its diktat.

MEQ: Are you still worried? After all, two bodyguards are supervising this interview.

Sifaoui: No, I am not worried. I have built sort of a shell around me. I keep calm, and I do not panic. Honestly, I prefer not to think about it; otherwise, I would worry too much.

MEQ: Are you proud today to have risked your life for your ideas?

Sifaoui: Yes, because I am lucky enough to be alive. It is a shame that those who died did not leave for safety. I stayed because I felt that I was able to accomplish this act of resistance. Each person resists in his or her own way; each does what he or she feels able to. Among the members of the World War II resistance, some hid other resisters; some hid Jewish families or helped them escape to Switzerland, and some failed only to denounce them. For me, at this time, my resistance to fundamentalism is based on a determination not to concede any ground to the Islamists but to keep on writing and to defy danger everyday.

MEQ: What was your reaction to Al-Qaeda deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s appeal on September 20, 2007, “to wipe sons of France and Spain” out of the Maghreb?[2]

Sifaoui: I’ve been expressing the same warnings about Islamist terrorism for years. Zawahiri’s statement doesn’t surprise me. Since the GSPC [Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat] pledged its allegiance to Al-Qaeda in September 2006, Algerian terrorists and Al-Qaeda leaders expressed their objective very clearly: Intensify terrorist attacks against the Algerian regime and its institutions, as well as against lay and democratic people, targeting Western and especially French citizens.

MEQ: Do you believe that Zawahiri was referring to the descendants of former colonists in Algeria by using the expression “sons of?” Or was this the result of too literal a translation of the Arabic?

Sifaoui: No! This has nothing to do with any literal translation! Zawahiri is referring to all French and Spanish citizens by saying “sons of.” Al-Qaeda’s targets are all the French and Spanish citizens in the Maghreb.

MEQ: Less than twenty-four hours after the release of Zawahiri’s message, a terrorist attack in Lakhdaria in northern Algeria, fifty miles southeast of Algiers, wounded two French citizens, one Italian, and six Algerians.[3] Is this attack a sign that the European presence in the Maghreb is in jeopardy?

Sifaoui: I would not be so pessimistic, but such a quick reaction indicates how organized and coordinated Al-Qaeda and the GSPC are. It also shows the Algerian regime’s incapacity to deal with terrorism.

An Islamist and Fascist Nexus?

MEQ: Would you use the term Islamo-fascism to describe this threat?

Sifaoui: I certainly am one of the first Muslims to consider Islamism to be fascism. This is not a subjective decision but rather a serious, academic argument. Fascism and Islamism are comparable in many aspects: Fascism, without evoking all its particularities, bears similarities to trends also present in Islamism. I am, of course, making a reference to their will to exterminate the Jews. On this point, the Islamists may go even further in their doctrine than the Nazis did, considering that the end of the world could only occur when there are no Jews left on earth. In the three monotheist religions, apocalypse, end of the world, and doomsday exist and are liturgical events invested with a high degree of spirituality. Hence, the Islamists interpret the end of the world in a very special way. Whereas it is written nowhere in the Qur’an, exegetes describe the end of the world as the day when even the trees and rocks will be able to talk and tell the Muslims: “Come here, there is a Jew hiding behind me. Come and kill him.” And this would go on, until there would not be any Jew left on earth. This ideology is pure fascism.

MEQ: Are there other similarities?

Sifaoui: The will to exterminate or do harm to homosexuals is another similarity between Nazism and Islamism. The Islamists, also, say that they are the best community in the world, a superior race thanks to their beliefs. They use political means to arrive at this erroneous exegesis. I do not fear to call it fascism. And there are many more similarities between fascism and Islamism.

Islamism vs. Moderate Islam

MEQ: Do you believe it is possible to criticize Islamism without being called a racist?

Sifaoui: Absolutely, I would say that one must criticize Islamism. When I am criticizing Nazism, I am not being anti-German.

MEQ: When did you feel for the first time that you had to criticize Islamism?

Sifaoui: I have always felt that it was a moral duty.

MEQ: Do you believe that moderate Islam exists?

Sifaoui: Of course, it does. If the majority of Muslims were not moderate, Islamists would have destroyed the Western world a long time ago. Despite its technological lead, its nuclear power, and all its armies, the Western world would never be able to face an Islamist world entirely convinced by the terrorist cause. One billion people supporting Al-Qaeda would reduce the rest of the world to ashes. Islam contains violent texts that need not be applicable today. Islam is a religion of moderation. I know because I studied theology for four years.

Perhaps 20 percent of Muslims on the planet must be totally reeducated. We have to fight them politically, ideologically, and also militarily. Western societies do not fight them well; whenever they try to do so, they end up strengthening them.

One proof that moderate Islam exists is the huge number of sympathy messages that I received from Muslim people when my investigative story on Al-Qaeda Salafist networks, J’ai infiltré une cellule islamiste, was broadcast on French television M6.

Iran

MEQ: Given the Islamists’ vision of apocalypse, do you believe that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would fear reprisal should Iran attack Israel? Should Western analysts rely on Iran’s rationality?

Sifaoui: Too many Western analysts look at any adversary through a Western lens. Western analysts believe that Al-Qaeda is as rational as the Basque separatist group ETA [Euskadi Ta Askatasuna] or the Irish Republican Army. My personal history, culture, and investigative journalism work allow me to understand what Westerners cannot see: Iran will attack Israel as soon as it can.

MEQ: Doesn’t Iran take into account the eventuality of its own destruction?

Sifaoui: No, it does not. Martyrdom is exalted in Iran. Iranians view annihilation positively. The Islamists’ main purpose is to create the conditions for the West to believe that chaos is possible. The argument that says that Iran will not attack Israel because of immediate and massive retaliation from Israel and the United States is absolutely wrong. The Islamists would welcome such retaliation in order to cement coalitions among Muslim peoples and to encourage riots in the Arab street. U.S. military action, or even its prospect, coincides with Islamists’ interests. That is the reason why I was against the war in Iraq.

MEQ: Can you explain?

Sifaoui: Between October 2002 and January 2003, I spent four months infiltrating an Al-Qaeda terrorist cell in France. Two months before the launching of the Iraq war, when I was in the midst of the group, one of the Islamists said, “Now we are going to pray for George Bush to attack Iraq.” I was surprised and acted as if I were stupid: “Really? Why do you want America to kill our brothers?” The most clever and elevated in Al-Qaeda’s hierarchy, Amara Saïfi [the GSPC’s emir in London] whispered to me, “All over the world, our brothers are now praying for George Bush to attack Iraq. War between the Muslim world and the Western world is bound to happen. Unfortunately, Muslims are too divided. Far too many of them do not pray regularly and neglect religion and jihad. In order to unify and mobilize all these people, we have to continue what we initiated on 9-11. We attacked America to make her retort everywhere in the Muslim world, in order to create a real war between Muslims and the West, and especially Israel.”

MEQ: That’s incredible.

Sifaoui: Another of the group added, “Once Iraq is at war, many of our brothers will go there to fight jihad. George Bush will have answered our prayers by suppressing our enemy Saddam Hussein and unifying the Muslims in jihad. Then as Westerners do not know how to fight attrition wars, we know that they will inevitably get stuck. We will wait until they leave in order to establish an Islamist state in Iraq. This war will be a pretext to launch terrorist attacks in Europe as well.”

Unfortunately, you can see their theory is valid. They predicted exactly what is happening.

[1] Paris: Le Cherche-midi Editeur, 2003.

[2] Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Special Dispatch Series, no. 1721, Sept. 21, 2007; “Warden Message,” Embassy of the United States of America, Algiers, Algeria, Sept. 24, 2007; Andrew Black, “Recasting Jihad in the Maghreb,” Terrorism Monitor, Oct. 25, 2007.

[3] “Warden Message,” Sept. 24, 2007.

Related Topics: Freethinking & Muslim apostasy, North Africa, Radical Islam

http://www.meforum.org/article/1870

U.S. convicts (Syrian Arab) “Prince of Marbella” of arms deal

November 22, 2008

U.S. convicts (Syrian Arab) “Prince of Marbella” of arms deal

reuters | Nov 20, 2008

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. federal jury convicted a Syrian arms dealer and a co-defendant on Thursday of conspiring to sell $1 million in weapons…Monzer al-Kassar, 62, a longtime resident of Spain known as the “Prince of Marbella” for his lifestyle in the glitzy seaside town… Kassar has been selling weapons since the 1970s to the Palestinian Liberation Front and clients in Nicaragua, Bosnia, Croatia, Iran, Iraq and Somalia.
In 1995, Kassar was tried and acquitted of supplying arms that were used in the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship of the coast of Egypt. That resulted in the death of a wheelchair-bound Jewish-American, Leon Klinghoffer.
Klinghoffer’s two daughters, who sat through Kassar’s trial in New York, told reporters they felt vindicated by the verdict.
“Even though this case was not about the Achille Lauro, I wanted everyone there to know that my father was in the courtroom,” Lisa Klinghoffer said.
(Additional reporting by Grant McCool; Editing by Daniel Trotta and Anthony Boadle)

http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE4AJ79J20081120

(Arab racism by Islamic) Al Qaeda’s No. 2 leader – uses racial epithet against Barack Obama

November 20, 2008

(Arab racism by Islamic) Al Qaeda’s No. 2 leader – uses racial epithet against Barack Obama
latimes ^ | Nov 20, 2008

Al Qaeda’s No. 2 leader uses racial epithet against Barack Obama Los Angeles Times – Nov. 20, 2008 In a video, Ayman Zawahiri says the president-elect is ‘the direct opposite of honorable black Americans’ and says Obama, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice are ‘house Negroes.

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-house-slave20-2008nov20,0,1727083.story

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