Posts Tagged ‘Jihad’

Muammar Gaddafi

February 25, 2011

Muammar Gaddafi
(Al-Gadhafi, Qaddafi)
(Mu’ammar Al-Qaddafi)

Highlights of the racist Arab, Islamic fascist, butcher and brutal dictator: Muammar Gadhafi:

  • 1) Planting the seeds in the 1970s for the recent genocide in the Sudan. Involved in the bloody violence there, early on.* His (pan-Arabism) ‘racist,’ ‘fascist’ influence on Al-Bashir and co., who brought the genocide upon non-Muslims first (pan-Islamism), then on non-Arabs in Sudan.* * In the 1980s, waving the banner of the “Arab Gathering” (Al tajammu al-arabi) – a “militantly racist and pan-Arabist
    organization.”* Evoking 1930s fascistic Arab supremacy,* and Arab superiority.* * He’s also known to be the biggest importer of black children slaves from the slave markets of Khartoum, Sudan.* The Arab Republic is a known source for Sudanese slaves, mostly women and children, who have been captured in the course of that country’s civil war.*
  • 2) Allied with the butcher of Uganda, culminating into strong fanatic ‘Islamic’ ties (Gadhafi himself a fanatical Muslim.* * Indeed, at the opening of ‘Idi Amin’s Dream Mosque, named after Qaddafi, the crowds chanted “long live Gaddafi”)*. Influencing anti-Jewish bigotry on the Ugandan leader.*
  • 3) Epitomizing his dictatorship and character, the 17 April 1984 shooting at 11 people and killing British policewoman Yvonne Fletcher amid a protest against his brutal regime,* which he “apologized” for, at the end.*
  • 4) Terrorism, the 1986 bombing of the La Belle Cafe in Berlin, Germany, the 1988 massacre – bombing of Pan-Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland (270 killed), which he personally ordered to,* and the 1989 downing of a French aircraft UTA Flight 772 (170 killed).* * * *
    In an October 4, 2003 speech, as he spoke of Libya’s work for the pan-Arab cause, accused the Arab countries of ingratitude, he said that women should be trained to carry out suicide operations in Baghdad and in Gaza.*

    In 2001, Gaddafi sent thugs to help (anti-white racist* * and persecutor of Anglican Christians* *) Mugabe fight election battle, the Libyan dictator urged Zimbabwe’s Asian Muslims to wage a jihad against Zimbabwe’s small white population.*

    In February 2010, he urged ‘holy war’ [jihad] against Switzerland.*
  • 5) Despicable alliance with L. Farrakhan.
    In February 1985, Qaddafi called on Black servicemen in the US Army to leave the military, create their own army, and fight “your racist oppressors.” Three months later, infamous anti-white racist *: L. Farrakhan of the “Nation of Islam” (he, his Nation of Islam organization have been described as fascist.* * * *) received $5 Billion dollars interest-free loan from Libya.* Farrakhan-Gadhafi alliance grew.* * In fact, it is common knowledge that the Nation of Islam receives considerable financial assistance from Sudan and Libya.*

    His relationship with the Libyan tyrant was described as if he were saying: oppressing Third World people is OK with me unless the oppressors happen to be white, like South Africa’s former rulers.* Farrakhan was the only known leader to have been supporting dictator Qaddafi (calling him a “friend,” after all, and that if he’s tried for crimes against humanity, so should be G. W. Bush…) at a time when everyone shunned him, as he was murdering his people for protesting against his oppressive rule in Feb. 2011.* The Islamic anti-Semite, in the same breath -naturally- has also managed somehow to blame the Jews, embedding his infamous distortion of history, as he often tries to rewrite history and minimizing the main force in slavery – Arab Muslim.* * *
    The typical hypocrite – hater Farrakhan -rather- supports Sudan’s Arab-Islamic slavery, the real slavery in our times.*
  • 6) In 1987 Qaddafi was accused by Chad’s President H. Habre of “bringing a truly racist crusade against Chad and Africa.”*
  • 7) In 1998, the UN spoke out against Libya’s Racial Discrimination.* In 2000 there was a serious upsurge in anti-African racist violent attacks in the Libyan Arab Republic. Thousands have fled.* * Still, today, Millions of blacks are treated with harsh racial discrimination (Arab Apartheid). They are referred to as “animals” and as “slaves.”* * *
  • 8) Showing his true racist* colors against both: blacks, and “white Christians,” he was “worried” of “Black Europe” and urged EU cash to stop African migrants. He said: “We don’t know what will happen, what will be the reaction of the white and Christian Europeans faced with this influx of starving and ignorant Africans…We don’t know if Europe will remain an advanced and united continent or if it will be destroyed, as happened with the barbarian invasions.”*
  • 9) The hypocritical [Qaddafi regime’s] chairing of the infamous anti-Israel bigoted so-called “anti-racism” conference, in Durban (2), 2010.*
  • 10) The massacres on thousands of his own people (using mass violence, arms and jet fighters on masses of civilian protesters). He’s accused of genocide (2011).* * *

More on the Fascism of (MB) the Muslim Brotherhood

February 24, 2011

Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood‎
Wall Street Journal – Bret Stephens – Feb 14, 2011


Hassan al-Banna (1906-1949), the Brotherhood’s founder, was an admirer of the fascist movements of his day, and he had similar ambitions for his own …

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703584804576143933682956332.html



THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD’S SNEAK ATTACK ON AMERICA

The Cypress Times – David Kupelian

February 23, 2011


The Muslim Brotherhood is unalterably dedicated to imposing Shariah on the entire world, …. philosophy of Islamo-fascism is somehow less evil than Nazism?

http://www.thecypresstimes.com/article/News/Opinion_Editorial/THE_MUSLIM_BROTHERHOODS_SNEAK_ATTACK_ON_AMERICA/40914



Egyptian Freedom demands Muslim Brotherhood’s removal from Political Process

Canada Free Press – Feb 16, 2011


That means the Brotherhood is going to infiltrate Egypt’s political and religious “cultures” with Islamic-fascist ideas…

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/33384



Frontline

“Revolution In Cairo”


By Phil Nugent February 22, 2011


The Brotherhood is one of the oldest and best-organized political … The group has a mottled history, including what Sennott gently describes as a “flirtation with fascism” during the Second World War…

http://www.avclub.com/articles/revolution-in-cairo,52185/

Islamofascism, the Internet, and the liberty contagion

February 23, 2011

Islamofascism, the Internet, and the liberty contagion | Richmond Times-Dispatch

By ROSS MACKENZIE
Published: February 20, 2011

On Egypt et al. let us be very clear.

Joy at the expansion of liberty — maybe even of democracy — is the only defensible sentiment. Any policy based on regime stability alone (as American foreign policy has been based too long) and thereby sanctioning tyranny, autocracy, one-party rule — is based on a premise not only indefensible but false.

The American left went bonkers over George W. Bush’s “Freedom Agenda,” which morphed into a “Freedom Doctrine.” Much of the left never accepted Bush as a legitimate president following the Supreme Court’s ruling about the Florida count in the 2000 election — and so the left could not accept anything he did. Yet it was he who insisted on encouraging democracy to germinate and grow in Iraq, in the hope it might spread throughout the Middle East.

So here we are, with freedom demonstrations from the southern Mediterranean littoral to beyond the Persian Gulf in, even, Iran. Is this apparent contagion a consequence — in a paradigmatic Internet hour — of infectious liberty, and correspondingly eloquent testimony to the fragility of autocratic regimes both Arab and Persian? At almost light-speed, the Internet may have disassembled fascist mullah rule across the Muslim world. Can you not hear — in the streets from Algiers to Tehran — liberty’s alluring song?

Maybe. And maybe not.

Islamofascism is our century’s Soviet communism. It seeks worldwide rule (a global caliphate) achieved and sustained through terror. In Iran, during the Carter administration, the shah fell. Freedom was thick in the air. Then Khomeini took over. Today freedom lies crushed, al-Qaida and the Taliban have sprouted, and Iran has satellized first Gaza (through Hamas) and now Lebanon (through Hezbollah). Syria remains in Iran’s orbit, and Turkey nudges seemingly ever closer.

Now in Egypt, during an Obama administration boasting a foreign policy no less befuddled, ideological, and incompetent than Carter’s, Mubarak is out. Were the Tahrir Square demonstrations genuinely spontaneous? Did his fall just happen, the demonstrators emboldened and enabled by the Internet? Or were those at Tahrir mere marionettes manipulated by an Islamofascist Muslim Brotherhood?

The ‘Hood traces back to a late 1920s founding and to early training by Nazi goons. Many of its alumni are — or were — al-Qaida stars. It helped establish Hamas, which it and Iran still sustain. The ‘Hood’s Supreme Guide, one Mohamed Badi, insists his group will “continue to raise the banner of jihad” against Jews — in his words the ‘Hood’s “first and foremost enemies.” He hates America, signifies for targeting U.S. troops, deplores “Zio-American arrogance and tyranny,” and seeks for Egypt creation of an Islamist state.

Such lovelies could have arranged the demonstrations in Cairo and across the Muslim world. Or they may have been as surprised by those demonstrations as the Obamians were. In either case, as Egypt’s most efficient, disciplined, and stabilizing (there’s that word again) force besides the military, the Muslim Brotherhood may be perfectly positioned to satellize Egypt — thereby advancing the Islamist territorial imperative, not to mention the Iranian dream.

Perhaps it’s true: The Internet may be a liberating tool unimagined just a generation ago. In its face, possibly not even the most ruthless of regimes can survive. Or perhaps in liberating a people subjugated in poverty (at $6,200 per year, per-capita Egyptian income ranks behind Bosnia, Jamaica and Cuba), the Internet liberates only to invite more terrifying subjugation by Islamist cut-throats — as with communist cadres — waiting to rush from the shadows into the corridors of power.

Liberty is of course the ultimate cause. Always. Before our eyes, we may be seeing it blossom — so greatly fertilized by the Internet — throughout the Muslim world. Then again, terrorizing Islamists may move in and capture these revolutions, converting them at the muzzles of guns, Maoist-like, into perversions of democracy that allow one man one vote — once.

That would be the worst sort of outcome. Still, it would enable a blame-mongering American left to unload once again on George Bush, its perceived illegitimate president who planted freedom in the Muslim world, for the perverted, illegitimate democracy his “Freedom Agenda” ultimately wrought.
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/feb/20/tdopin02-islamofascism-the-internet-and-the-libert-ar-853882/

Muslim Brotherhood = Clerical Fascism (MB Islamofascism)

February 2, 2011

MB / Muslim Brotherhood = Clerical fascism

Fascism: Past, Present, Future – Pages 147-148 – Walter Laqueur – 1997 – 272 pages
Clerical Fascism and the Third World One species of fascism with a time-honored past had a recent revival and may have … The affinities between the Muslim Brotherhood and fascism were observed in the 1930s, as was the fact that the extreme Muslim organizations supported the Axis powers in World War II.
http://books.google.com/books?id=fWggQTqioXcC&pg=PA147

The turban for the crown: the Islamic revolution in Iran – Page 205
 Said Amir Arjomand – 1989 – 304 pages – Preview
An enduring feature of fascist ideology has been its insistence on the reality of the nation and the artificiality of class. To the emotionally unattractive idea of perpetual class struggle, the French fascist thinker Marcel Deat contrasts the appeal of belonging to a community untainted by divisive conflict and fragmentation: “The total man in the total society, with no clashes, no prostration, no anarchy. The Arab nationalist thinkers sought to utilize the appeal of belonging to a community by similarly replacing class by nation. The advocates of Islamic ideology only needed to take one step further and to replace nation by the umma, the Muslim comunity of believers.
In the same way, the emergence of an Islamic revolutionary ideology has been in the cards since the fascist era…
In addition to their anti-character and other incidental features, fascism and the Islamic revolutionary movements…
In fact, as we have seen, the Islamic fundamentalist ideology… was developed elsewhere by the Muslim Brotherhood and by publicists and journalists, such as Mawdudi in Indo-Pakistan and Qutb in Egypt. When Khomeini finally rose against the Shah, he imported this internationally current Islamic ideology as a free good. The categories of this fundamentalist ideology were combined with the specifically Shi’ite clericalist theory of the…
http://books.google.com/books?id=IQci1YIffjYC&pg=PA205

Israel and the Arabs – Maxime Rodinson – Penguin, 1982 – 364 pages (Page 135)
The despair and nostalgia of the dispossessed bourgeoisie found expression at the funeral of the old leader of the Wafd, Mustafa Nahas, in September 1965. The Muslim Brotherhood, a clerical and Fascist organization with a popular following, was more dangerous.
http://books.google.com/books?id=xOAxAAAAMAAJ&dq=Mustafa+Nahas

The Year book of world affairs: Volume 22 – London Institute of World Affairs – Stevens, 1968 (Page 89)
… of terminology borrowed from quite a different historical milieu — might be termed ” clerical fascism.” The Muslim Brotherhood, for instance, by its ability to mobilise the masses through the use of Muslim fundamentalist slogans,
http://books.google.com/books?id=fl4kAQAAIAAJ&dq=Muslim+Brotherhood

The Middle East: Abstracts and index: Volume 21, Part 2 – Library Information and Research Service – Library Information and Research Service., 1998 – (Page 51)
Hamas (the acronym for lslamic Resistance Movement) is a wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, a clerical-fascist movement which was founded in Egypt in 1928. During the 1950s and 1960s, it became a semi-clandestine right-wing opposition…
http://books.google.com/books?id=g6dtAAAAMAAJ&dq=muslim+brotherhood

Tariq Ramadan: Propagandist in Scholar’s Robes
by Rebecca Bynum (October 2010)

al-Banna’s mild theological “Salafi reformism” served a political project of Islamic fundamentalism. He wanted to subject society to a rigid Islamic code, only one updated slightly to make the project feasible. In the 1940s socialists like Tony Cliff (a founder of the Socialist Workers Party) had no hesitation about describing al-Banna’s Muslim Brotherhood as “clerical -fascist”.
http://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm/frm/73247/sec_id/73247

Mega-Mosque’s New Foundation [samo, samo ‘Islamofascism’]

January 20, 2011

Mega-Mosque’s New Foundation [samo, samo ‘Islamofascism’]
 
Posted 01/19/2011 06:52 PM ET
 
Islamofascism: Ground Zero mosque promoters think they’ve found a less radioactive frontman for their project. But their new imam appears worse than the one they’re sidelining.


Replacing imam Feisal Rauf as the new face of “moderation,” “peace” and “interfaith tolerance” is Shaykh Abdallah Adhami, an imam who also happens to be an architect.


“It is an honor for me, personally, to welcome Imam Adhami to our team,” said Sharif El-Gamal, chief developer of the site (who happens to have a criminal record, including assault). “I look forward to his leadership and assistance in the development” of the proposed mega-mosque.


No one else ought to look forward to his leadership, though, including bleeding-heart multiculturalists who still see nothing wrong with a 15-story shrine to Islam leering over the graves of thousands of New Yorkers slaughtered by Islamic terrorists.


A review of Adhami’s past clients turns up the ultraradical cleric Siraj Wahhaj. He designed Wahhaj’s militant Brooklyn mosque. Wahhaj was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He also was a character witness in the trial of the convicted terror plotter Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, aka the Blind Sheik.


Adhami is a big fan of Wahhaj, in spite of his radical record, and even features him in a glowing profile on his website.


“Imam Siraj Wahhaj is the first in the Celebrating Our Elders series,” says Adhami, an Egyptian-trained Shariah scholar. “He was selected not simply because of his devoted leadership to the community, but also for his role as a pioneer in the American Muslim experience. Since the 1970s, Imam Siraj has tirelessly laid the foundations for many scholars and leaders that would follow him.”


If by “foundations” he means his sermons, Adhami follows in the footsteps of a man whose anti-American rhetoric is outmatched only by fugitive al-Qaida cleric Anwar Awlaki. “Siraj Wahhaj is as radical as you can get,” said Tim Brown, a retired firefighter who responded to the 9/11 attack and has sued to block the mosque.


In his sermons, available on videotape and CDs at his mosque bookstore, Wahhaj has told his flock, “In time, this so-called democracy will crumble, and there will be nothing. And the only thing that will remain will be Islam.”


In another sermon, Wahhaj likens America to a dumpster. “You know what this country is? It’s a garbage can,” he snarls. “It’s filthy.” He also demonizes the U.S. government as racist. “America is the most wicked government on the face of the planet Earth.”


More alarming, Wahhaj promotes jihad.


“If we go to war, brothers and sisters — and one day we will, believe me — that’s why you’re commanded (to fight in) jihad,” the imam has told his flock in New York, according to the book “Muslim Mafia.” “When Allah demands us to fight, we’re not stopping and nobody’s stopping us.”


He adds: “I will never tell people, ‘Don’t be violent.’ That’s not the Islamic way.”


In preparation for holy war, according to “Muslim Mafia,” he has exhorted the Muslim faithful to go into the inner cities and the prisons and convert disenfranchised minorities, then arm and train them with “9 millimeters and Uzis.”


Are these the real “foundations” on which the Ground Zero mosque will be built? Hatred? Violence? Insurrection?
http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/560246/201101191852/Mega-Mosques-New-Foundation.htm


The congressional probe of Islamofascism — a suggested agenda ‎
RenewAmerica – Wes Vernon – 10 Jan 2011


[…]
Defining our terms


Nearly ten years after the attacks of 9/11, the enemy is making progress in its ongoing effort to lull as back to sleep.


Our leaders dare not use the term Islamofascism. Even War on Terror has become verboten. So the committee’s hearings should be predicated on the understanding that we do have an enemy. That enemy is making war on us.


Most Americans abhor war. Who doesn’t? Put it this way: Though Leon Trotsky was an evil man (who was murdered on the orders of an even more evil man, Stalin), he got one thing right when he said, “You may not be interested in war, but war may be interested in you.” Indeed. And much of today’s war (in which our fervent enemy is deeply “interested”) is being waged right here on our own soil.


As David Rubin opines in his book Islamic Tsunami, Islamofascism is a far more dangerous enemy than either Nazism or Communism. This time, our enemy is a death-worshipping, blood-soaked, suicide-honoring ideology masquerading under the cover of “religion.”


Ideas for the probe


Arab-American Christian scholar Dr. Anis Shorrosh has listed many facets of this war and how the enemy is destroying the ability of the U.S. and its people to resist the onslaught. Here are some of them:


 1 — Weaken and ultimately bring about an end to freedom of speech through “hate crime” legislation — state and federal.


2 — Wage a war of words — using the likes of Louis Farrakan — to promulgate the idea that Islam is the original African-American faith, while Christianity is for whites (an ambitious plan whose aim is to tear down the deep Christian religiosity of many black Americans).


3 — Promote in every possible corner of the public square the idea that Islam is just another religion like Judaism and Christianity.


4 — Encourage Muslims and Muslim sympathizers to run for public office.


5 — Infiltrate and ultimately control the media — Hollywood, radio, TV, etc. (Here, they have staunch allies in the secular left, the dominant Hollywood culture.)


6 — Yell “Bigot!” and smear any American who quotes the damning passages of the Koran.


7 — Encourage Muslims to penetrate the White House, acquire positions in government, and gain membership on local school boards. (Bogus “history” as written by Communist liar Howard Zinn — for example — is widely used in schools, and would aid the Islamofascist effort to destroy the faith of our young people in their country, the Founding Fathers, and the Constitution.)


8 — Accelerate Muslim demographic growth through A) massive immigration (the FBI says many illegals crashing our southern border are from the Middle East, having learned enough Spanish to mingle with Hispanics); B) having Muslim men marry American women, then divorce them and re-marry every five years; and C) converting angry, alienated black prison inmates and turn them into militants (hundreds of such inmates have joined al-Qaeda).


9 — Push for literature in the American educational system that is sprinkled with dislike for Jews, Christians, and democracy.


10 — Provide large money contributions to American colleges and universities to establish “Centers for Islamic Studies.”


11 — When the finger-pointing starts after a terrorist attack, always claim that terrorists have hijacked Islam, even though the truth is that Islam hijacked the terrorists.


 12 — Appeal to historically compassionate and sensitive Americans for sympathy and tolerance toward Muslims in America, portraying Muslims as immigrants from oppressed countries. (Here, TV anchorwoman Katie Couric generously provided us a prime example with her ditzy call for an Islamic version of the TV program The Cosby Show. Fred Grandy — formerly “Gopher” on TV’s The Love Boat — solicited ideas from listeners to his morning radio show on WMAL-AM in Washington for a title to Katie’s would-be sitcom. Among the ideas were I Dream of Jihad, How I Met Your Mullah, and Martyred with Children.)


13 — Nullify America’s sense of security by manipulating the intelligence community with misinformation of possible “imminent attacks,” possibly leaving them unprepared (by repeated cries of “Wolf!”) for a real one. (One recalls Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum, who wrote, “Over and over again, branches of the American government have been embarrassed by their blindness to jihadist Islam.”)


14 — Form riots in the prison system.


15 — Open “charities” throughout the U.S., but use the funds to support Islamic terrorism with American dollars.


16 — Raise interest in Islam on American campuses by insisting that every freshman take at least one course in Islam.


And that’s not all


Repeatedly, Americans who speak out are confronted with those carrying water for yet another strategy on the Muslim agenda: Try to intimidate the outspoken individuals who criticize Islam. (At the same time, Muslims in the U.S. who would be quite willing to assimilate into American culture dare not raise their voices in protest against violent jihad lest they too become victims of it, rendering them ineffective.)


 Rubin — in Islamic Tsunami — alludes to the “shocking anti-democratic anti-First Amendment silencing of those who dare to issue a warning threat,” and adds that “Islamic big brother is aided by pagan leftists.”
http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/vernon/110110


The Targeting Of Christians‎
Investor’s Business Daily – 3 Jan 2011


The Targeting Of Christians
 
Posted 01/03/2011 07:09 PM ET


Islamofascism: A New Year’s attack on an Egyptian Coptic Christian Church that killed 21 worshipers was not a random act. It also suggests Ground Zero mosque supporters preaching tolerance picked the wrong location.


If further evidence is needed of the nature of the enemy the United States and what’s left of Western civilization faces, it can be found in the ruins of the Talbiya church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria.


In a terrorist attack one minute after midnight, 21 Christians attending a New Year’s Mass were killed and 97 people, mostly Christians, were injured after a car bomb detonated outside the Coptic church. The pastor of the church told the Malta Times, “I was inside the church and heard a huge explosion. People’s bodies were in flames.”


That this was an organized effort by Islamofascists to drive Christians and Christianity out of the heart of Islam, cannot be denied. But some would like to tap-dance around the obvious in the name of political correctness.
http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/558625/201101031909/The-Targeting-Of-Christians.aspx


Musician Celebrities Condemn Salmaan Taseer’s Assassination ‎
KoolMuzone – 4 Jan 2011


Pakistan will not be a country ruled by mullahs with a divine mission, said Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the father of the nation. What about Jinnah’s Pakistan? … Forgiveness often requires the repentance of those being forgiven.
… standing up to the ghoul of Islamofascism. May your death not lie in the dark of political mystery but may it usher in a fairer, more just nation.
http://www.koolmuzone.com/2011/01/musician-celebrities-condemn-salmaan-taseer-killing-attack/


Oates: Turn away from apathy and look to compassion‎
Calgary Herald – Lauryn Oates – 29 Dec 2010


We have failed to call out the Islamofascism of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, to confront the danger of their death-cult ideology. …
http://www.calgaryherald.com/opinion/Oates+Turn+away+from+apathy+look+compassion/4035486/story.html?cid=megadrop_story


The best conservative moments of 2010‎
Washington Times – Gabriella Hoffman – 29 Dec 2010


Islamofascism Week at UC-San Diego—more commonly known as “Israel Apartheid Week”—attracted national attention from Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity,..
http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/young-conservative-and-spicy/2010/dec/28/best-conservative-moments-2010/

Bloody Totalitarian Hezbollah Islamic Thugs’ Murder of Lebanon’s leader Rafik Hariri and the Threats Terror of exposue

January 13, 2011

Bloody Totalitarian Hezbollah Islamic Thugs’ Murder of Lebanon’s Leader Rafik Hariri and the Threats – Terror of Exposue








Hezbollah threat as Hariri mourned | Video | Reuters.com Hezbollah threat as Hariri mourned (1:36)
Feb. 14 [2008] – Massive crowds at contrasting events in Lebanon: government supporters pay tribute to slain PM Rafik Hariri and Hezbollah buries a top commander.
http://www.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=76212


Hariri Hezbollah –  Lebanon braces for report on assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri…24 Jul 2010 …
A U.N. tribunal is expected to blame Hezbollah for the 2005 killing of the Sunni politician, stirring fears of sectarian clashes. The Shiite militia’s leader says the group was not involved
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jul/24/world/la-fg-lebanon-hezbollah-20100724


Hariri hit suspect is Hizbullah bigwig 30 Jul 2010 … UN tribunal to announce “chief suspect” is Mughniyeh’s cousin. … in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. … ‘Blame on Hizbullah for Hariri hit’ Din, the cousin and brother- in-law of …
http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=183090


Phone Records Link Hezbollah to Rafik Hariri Assassination 22 Nov 2010 … A Canadian Broadcasting Corp. investigation has found phone records tying Hezbollah to the 2005 assassination of Rafik Hariri in Lebanon.
http://www.aolnews.com/2010/11/22/phone-records-tie-hezbollah-to-hariri-assassination/


BBC News – Hezbollah members ‘facing Rafik Hariri charges’ 22 Jul 2010 … The head of Hezbollah says some of its members will be charged with the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-10735366


BBC News – Fears of violence in Lebanon over UN’s Hariri inquiry 21 Dec 2010 … Statue of Rafik Hariri The inquiry into Rafik Hariri’s death may bring … to blame the Lebanese Shia Muslim organisation, Hezbollah, …
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12049164


Hezbollah Warns Against Aiding Rafik Hariri Tribunal – NYTimes.com 28 Oct 2010 … Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s leader, urged people Thursday not to cooperate with an investigation into Rafik Hariri’s killing. …
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/29/world/middleeast/29lebanon.html


Lebanese Government Collapses After Hezbollah Ministers Resign


Published January 12, 2011
| Associated Press


BEIRUT –  Lebanon’s government collapsed Wednesday after Hezbollah and its allies resigned from the Cabinet in a dispute with Western-backed factions over upcoming indictments in the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.


A U.N.-backed tribunal investigating the truck bombing that killed Hariri and 22 others is widely expected to name members of the Shiite militant group, which many fear could re-ignite sectarian violence that has erupted repeatedly in the tiny nation.


Hezbollah’s walkout ushers in the country’s worst political crisis since 2008 in one of the most volatile corners of the Middle East.


Lebanon’s 14-month-old government was an uneasy coalition linking bitter rivals: a Western-backed bloc led by Hariri’s son Saad and Hezbollah, which is supported by Syria and Iran and maintains an arsenal that far outweighs that of the national army.


Disputes over the tribunal have paralyzed the government for months, with Hezbollah denouncing the court as a conspiracy by the U.S. and Israel and urging the prime minister to reject any of its findings. But Hariri has refused to break cooperation with the Netherlands-based tribunal.


Now, the chasm between the two sides is deepening with Hezbollah accusing Hariri’s bloc of bowing to the West. Hezbollah’s ministers timed their resignations to coincide with Hariri’s meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington, forcing him to meet the American president as a caretaker prime minister.


Western governments have worked to strengthen the central government since Israel and Hezbollah fought a devastating 34-day war in 2006, but they also have expressed concern about the balance of power with the heavily armed militant group.


The U.S. classifies Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.


A White House statement said Obama commended Hariri for his “steadfast leadership and efforts to reach peace, stability and consensus in Lebanon under difficult circumstances.”


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Hezbollah’s actions are “a transparent effort … to subvert justice and to undermine Lebanon’s sovereignty and independence.”


“No country should be forced to choose between justice and stability,” Clinton said while traveling in Doha, Qatar. “The Lebanese people deserve both.”


Hariri’s office had no immediate comment on the walkout that brought down his government, but they said he was heading to France to meet French President Sarkozy before heading back to Beirut. France, Lebanon’s former colonial power, is a major player in Lebanese politics.


The immediate trigger for the Hezbollah withdrawal was the failure of talks between Syria and Saudi Arabia, a Hariri ally, to try to find a compromise over the tribunal.


There had been few details about the direction of the Syrian-Saudi initiative, but the talks were lauded as a potential Arab breakthrough, rather than a solution offered by Western powers.


“This Cabinet has become a burden on the Lebanese, unable to do its work,” Jibran Bassil, who is resigning his post as energy minister, said at a news conference, flanked by the other Hezbollah-allied ministers who are stepping down. “We are giving a chance for another government to take over.”


Bassil said the ministers decided to resign after Hariri “succumbed to foreign and American pressures” and turned his back on the Syrian-Saudi efforts.


Calls to the tribunal seeking comment Wednesday were not immediately returned.


U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “is monitoring closely developments in Lebanon, where the situation is fast evolving,” U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said.


Hariri formed the current national unity government in November 2009 after his bloc narrowly defeated the Hezbollah-led opposition in elections. But it has struggled to function, and in the past two months it has met only for a few minutes because of the dispute over the tribunal.


Violence has been a major concern as tensions rise in Lebanon, where Shiites, Sunnis and Christians each make up about a third of the country’s 4 million people. In 2008, sectarian clashes killed 81 people and nearly plunged Lebanon into another civil war.


Rami Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, said he does not expect any immediate widescale violence, particularly after the destruction seen in 2008.


“I would think that the fears of sectarian violence are less now than they might have been a few years ago … People are working overtime to avoid violence,” he said.


Rafik Hariri’s assassination in a massive truck bombings both stunned and polarized Lebanese. He was Lebanon’s most prominent politician in the years after Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war — a Sunni who was a hero to his own community and backed by many Christians who sympathized with his efforts in the last few months of his life to reduce Syrian influence in the country.


A string of assassinations of anti-Syrian politicians and public figures followed, which U.N. investigators have said may have been connected to the Hariri killing.


The tribunal has not said who it will indict, but Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah has said he has information that members of his group will be named.


Now that the government has fallen, President Michel Suleiman will likely hold a meeting with the parliament speaker marking the beginning of consultations with lawmakers to name a prime minister-designate.


It is possible that Saad Hariri will get the largest numbers of backers given that he heads the largest bloc in parliament, but he could not build a coalition again without appealing to Hezbollah and its allies.


“Politics is a game of negotiations,” Khouri said. “Whoever gets the best deal wins.”
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/01/11/lebanese-leader-says-deal-lebanon/


Hezbollah threatens to topple Beirut government
[Jan. 12, 2011]


Hezbollah’s threat was being perceived as brinkmanship by some members of Mr Hariri’s bloc, who said the former had too much to lose by walking away.
http://www.coomaexpress.com.au/news/world/world/general/hezbollah-threatens-to-topple-beirut-government/2046509.aspx

Another season, whereby radical Muslims made sure to spoil it for Christians: Black Xmas, Bloody Xmas 2010

January 4, 2011

Xmas season marred by bloody violence from Islamists, Chrisrtians under attack, mainly in: Nigeria, Egypt, Iraq and in the Philippines.
This comes after ‘Al Qaeda in Iraq’ has threatned Christians all across the Middle East.

[Some have called it: ‘Bloody Christmas,’ ‘Black Christmas.’]







92 arrested in northern Nigeria after recent religious violence By the CNN Wire Staff


January 1, 2011 — Updated 0730 GMT (1530 HKT)


Jos, Nigeria (CNN) — Nigerian authorities on Friday arrested 92 people allegedly affiliated with a militant Islamist group that the government says is responsible for a string of recent killings in the country’s northeast.


Police blame the group, Boko Haram, for attacks Wednesday that left three police officers and one civilian dead in Maiduguru and for Christmas Eve attacks on two Christian churches in the city that left five dead.


Borno state Police Commissioner Mohammed Abubakar said those arrested were “members of a dangerous religious fundamentalist group… (that) is anti-government.”


Maiduguru is the capital of Nigeria’s Borno state.


According to IHS Jane’s, a defense and security analysis company, Boko Haram is a Sunni militant group that emerged in 2003 and is fighting for the implementation of strict Islamic law in Nigeria.


Nigeria has been rocked by recent religious violence, with the government blaming it most of the recent attacks on Islamist extremists.


Christmas Eve attacks in the volatile city of Jos claimed at least 31 lives, but the Nigerian government has said it is unclear who is responsible. On Friday, there was a mass burial for 16 of the victims.


“The perpetrators of this act are criminals under the guise of religion,” said Benjamin Kwashi, the Anglican archbishop of Jos, at a memorial service.


Three men were arrested with bombs in their possession in the vicinity of Jos on Christmas Day, authorities said


The Jos region lies on a faith-based fault line between Muslim-dominated northern Nigeria and the mainly Christian south.


At least four people were killed and another 13 wounded Friday in a bomb blast at an army barracks in Abuja, the deputy police commissioner said.
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/12/31/nigeria.arrests/


Attacks in Nigeria several of them in churches.


Christmas Eve Attacks in Nigeria Kill at Least 38
VOA News 25 December 2010


A series of Christmas Eve explosions and attacks in Nigeria, several of them at churches, have killed at least 38 people.


The worst attacks, possibly with dynamite, occurred in the central city of Jos. Police on Saturday said at least 32 people were killed and 74 wounded. There were seven explosions in two separate areas. Many of the victims were Christmas shoppers.


Jos is located in Nigeria’s Middle Belt, a region in Africa’s most populous nation where the mostly Muslim north meets the predominantly Christian south. Religious and ethnic clashes have occurred frequently in the region.


In the northern city of Maiduguri, authorities say suspected members of the Islamist sect Boko Haram threw gasoline bombs at three churches, killing six people and leaving one of the churches burned to the ground. Among the dead was a Baptist pastor, whose house also was destroyed.


Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan condemned the attacks. He said those responsible would be arrested to stand trial.


Members of the Boko Haram sect have been blamed for a series of attacks in recent months on police and community leaders.


The governor of Borno state, Ali Sheriff, described the assaults as a “worrisome situation” and said officials must ensure adequate safety for worshippers.


Nigeria’s 140 million people are divided roughly evenly between Christians and Muslims.


The tensions in the Middle Belt have been stoked by ethnic divisions as different groups vie for control of fertile farmlands and political power. Local rights groups say about 1,500 people have been killed in the region this year.
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Christmas-Eve-Attacks-in-Nigeria-Kill-at-Least-38-112452239.html


Bloody Christmas Eve in Nigeria | euronews, worldnews

http://www.euronews.net/2010/12/26/bloody-christmas-eve-in-nigeria/


Terror attacks kill dozens in Nigeria, Pakistan; Nigerian governor calls it a ‘black Christmas’
BY Helen Kennedy
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2010/12/25/2010-12-25_terror_attacks_kill_dozens_in_nigeria_pakistan_nigerian_governor_calls_it_a_blac.html


Nigeria – 26/12/10 05:53 CET
Bloody Christmas Eve in Nigeria .Pictures are now in from near Jos in central Nigeria where bombs tore through two villages on Christmas Eve. Around 40 people died and over 70 were injured in seven separate blasts in two locations.


Extremist bombs and fireworks accidents mar New Year around the world‎
– Sacramento Bee


Published: Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 – 2:59 pm


The world entered 2011 in high style from Friday into Saturday with parties across the globe, but terrorism and violence – and in some cases bad weather – marred some celebrations.


[…]


In nations where Muslim-Christian friction is common, Islamic extremists bombed crowds marking the New Year, which is determined by the Christian calendar. The Islamic new year began on December 7.


The worst violence was in Nigeria, where bomb blasts in the capital Abuja left about 30 dead, local media said.


Witnesses spoke of 20 dead, some women and children, when a bomb exploded at a crowded marketplace in a military cantonment where members of the armed forces and their families live.


It was not clear who was behind the blast. Christmas Eve attacks on churches in the central Nigerian town of Jos left at least 80 people dead. Members of the Islamist sect Boko Haram have been blamed in the earlier attacks.


The Punch newspaper cited an anti-terrorism expert on Saturday saying that a connection with the al-Qaida network could not be ruled out in the Abuja attack.


Another bomb exploded late Friday outside a church where worshippers were celebrating New Year’s Eve, the newspaper Vanguard reported.


Over the past year, repeated clashes between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria – who each make up about half the population – have claimed hundreds of lives.


Politicians have warned of attempts to destabilize the country ahead of presidential elections due in April.


At least 22 people were killed and 43 injured when a suicide bomber set off a blast outside a church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria. Coptic Christians were at the church for a New Year’s Eve mass when the bomb exploded around 20 minutes after midnight.


Egypt’s interior ministry said the bomber was one of the dead and blamed “foreign elements.”


<font color=red>The Islamic State of Iraq, a group affiliated with al-Qaida, has recently threatened Christians throughout the Middle East.</font>


A bomb killed two policemen and wounded four other officers in Thailand’s majority-Muslim Deep South where separatists had vowed to disrupt the New Year festivities.


In other parts of the world, the main danger was from carelessly ignited fireworks or guns fired in celebration.


In rowdy celebrations in the Philippines, three people were killed by stray bullets while watching fireworks. A teenager was stabbed to death in an argument with a drunken man about firecrackers. Some 287 others were injured in other incidents, police said.


In Crispano in southern Italy, a 39-year-old man died instantly when a stray gunshot hit him as he stood on a balcony during celebrations. Reports said at least 70 people were hurt by fireworks in the Naples area alone.
http://www.sacbee.com/2011/01/01/3293171/extremist-bombs-and-fireworks.html


Coptic church bombing in Egypt is latest assault on Mideast Christians


By Borzou Daragahi and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times
 
January 1, 2011, 3:39 p.m.


The New Year’s blast kills 21 and sparks clashes between police and Copts. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak accuses foreign elements of involvement in the terrorist attack, which drew condemnation across the Middle East.


Reporting from Beirut and Cairo — A devastating New Year’s Day terrorist bombing at a Coptic church in Egypt that killed 21 people was the latest in a spate of violent assaults against the Middle East’s vulnerable Christian communities.


The car bomb explosion also injured 79 people just after midnight Saturday as worshipers were leaving a New Year’s Mass at the Saints Church in east Alexandria, Egyptian officials said. The bombing sparked street clashes between police and angry Copts, who hurled stones, stormed a nearby mosque and threw some of its books into the street.


Security forces cordoned off the area and used tear gas to disperse the crowd. A witness told the state-run newspaper Al Ahram that a priest calmed the Copts and urged them to stay inside the church.


The attack was among the deadliest on Egyptian Christians in recent memory and the worst terrorist incident in the country since 2006, and followed similar assaults this week in Iraq.


All but eight of the injured and all of the fatalities in Alexandria were Christians, according to Egypt’s Ministry of Health. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which was being described as a suicide bombing. The explosion, which appeared designed to inflict maximum civilian casualties, bore the hallmark of Al Qaeda militants.


Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak accused unnamed foreign elements of being behind the attack.


“This act of terrorism shook the country’s conscience, shocked our feelings and hurt the hearts of Muslim and Coptic Egyptians,” he said in an emergency address to the nation. “The blood of their martyrs in the land of Alexandria mixed to tell us all that all Egypt is the target and that blind terrorism does not differentiate between a Copt and a Muslim.”


The attack in the ancient Mediterranean coastal city was the latest in a wave of violence against once-resilient Christian communities in the Muslim world, some of which date back to antiquity.


Christmas Eve assaults by Muslim extremists killed dozens of Christians in the Nigerian cities of Jos and Maiduguri. And Iraq’s Christians have endured a relentless campaign of attacks and intimidation by the local branch of Al Qaeda.


An Oct. 31 siege on a Baghdad church that killed at least 58 parishioners and staff members sparked a new Christian exodus from the Iraqi capital and the northern city of Mosul. About 1,000 families sought refuge in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish enclave afterward, according to the United Nations. Further threats of violence by Islamic militants caused many Christians in Iraq to tone down Christmas celebrations, and attacks Thursday against 10 Christian targets left an elderly couple dead.


Officials across the Middle East, including the ultraconservative Muslim governments.., condemned Saturday’s attack, which was widely covered in television news broadcasts. In an annual New Year’s speech at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI urged the faithful to stave off despair over such violence, but also demanded that governments do more to protect religious minorities.


“In front of the current threatening tensions, in front of especially the discrimination tyranny and religious intolerance, that today hit in particular the Christians, once again I deliver the pressing invite to not cave in to the depression and resignation,” Benedict said, adding that officials’ “words are not enough” in confronting religious intolerance.


“There must be a concrete and constant effort from leaders of nations,” he said.


The Alexandria bombing transformed a joyous New Year celebration into a grim reminder of the country’s religious strife. A witness told Al Ahram that the massive explosion rocked the church.


“It was about 15 minutes after midnight when we heard the sound of the explosion. We came out of the church to find two cars on fire,” said Sami Saad, who was in the church when the bomb exploded. “Everyone was frightened and people were screaming after we saw scattered parts of the dead bodies mixing with blood on the ground.”


Making up about 10% of the country’s population, Copts are Egypt’s largest religious minority group and the largest Christian community in the Middle East. Religious violence between Muslims and Copts has increased in recent years, often triggered by interfaith marriages or conversions, especially in southern Egypt, where Copts live in larger communities.


Copts have also grown angry about the obstacles to building churches, when the authorization process is easy for construction of mosques.


Riots have frequently broken out. Two people died in November clashes in Cairo between Coptic demonstrators and police after local authorities refused to allow a community center to be turned into a church.


The violence lately has taken an ominous turn. In November, the militant group Al Qaeda in Iraq announced that Coptic churches in Egypt would be targeted until two priests’ wives who were allegedly locked up in Coptic monasteries after converting to Islam are freed. Al Qaeda militants in Iraq have also referred to the women in justifying attacks on once-vibrant Christian communities in Baghdad and around Mosul.


Most Middle Eastern countries outside the Arabian Peninsula have sizable Christian communities, including the Maronites in Lebanon, Armenians in Iran and the Orthodox in Syria. But their numbers have shrunk over the last century, experts say. Christians now account for less than 5% of the Middle East’s population, down from 20%.


Authorities worry that Christian communities in relatively safe countries, such as Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Iran, also are shrinking, though driven more by a search for economic opportunities that by fear of violence. They tend to be better educated and more Western-oriented than their Muslim compatriots and often utilize family or religious ties abroad to emigrate.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-egypt-church-attack-20110102,0,2931888.story


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PHILIPPINES Jolo: Muslim leaders slam Christmas attack
[12/27/2010 14:39]

In a statement released to the press, representatives of the Philippines’ ulama urge all Muslims to fight Muslim extremists who use Islam in their own interests. The Christian Community in Jolo (Mindanao) was attacked during Mass at the Sacred Heart Chapel. Eleven people were wounded. Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah are the main suspects.

Zamboanga (AsiaNews) – A group of Filipino ulama have condemned the attack by Muslim extremists against the Chapel of the Sacred Heart in Jolo (Sulu) on Saturday. They urge the authorities to move “heaven and earth” to bring the culprits to justice.

A bomb exploded at 7.15 am during Christmas Mass. The blast blew out the chapel’s roof and wounded 11 people.

No one has yet claim responsibility for the attack, and the authorities are still trying to identify who might be behind it.

Various Islamist groups operate in Sulu Province, including Abu Sayyaf, which is suspected to be connected to al Qaeda and Indonesia-based Jemaah Islamiyah.

In his Sunday address, Benedict XVI mentioned the blood shed in the Philippines on Christmas.

In a press release also issued yesterday, members of the National Ulama Conference of the Philippines slammed the attack. The “many kidnapping incidents in different parts of Mindanao are barbaric acts of violence, cruelty, and disrespect and must be condemned,” their statement said.

“If it is true, then let it be known to all that the “brand of Islam” being espoused by the so-called ‘Jama’a Islamia’ and its international and local accomplices has no place in the purity of Islamic teachings. Theirs is to advance their personal political agenda using Islam to get support from innocent and desperate people.”

“We challenge peace-loving Muslims to stand up against those who use Islam for their self-serving interest. And we call on other faith communities to help us Muslims to face squarely these forces of evil not to triumph; as the saying goes, ‘The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing’.”

Predominantly Muslim Mindanao has been the scene for the past 40 years of open warfare between the Filipino armed forces and extremist Islamic groups like the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Abu Sayyaf.

Jolo’s Christian community has been the object of many attacks. The worst occurred on 7 July 2009 when a bomb exploded inside the cathedral, killing six and wounding 40.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Jolo:-Muslim-leaders-slam-Christmas-attack-20357.html

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Christians consider their future after more attacks in Iraq Dec 28, 2010 … Articles about Assyrians, christians in Iraq with sidenotes on the origin and history of Christian Minorities in Iraq from past to present.
http://www.christiansofiraq.com/christiansconsider-theirfutureafter-moreattacks-iniraq.html


US, EU Urge Iraqi Government To Protect Christians
AHN | All Headline News


The United States and the European Union on Friday, the New Year’s eve condemned the latest violence against Christians and asked Baghdad to increase efforts to give better coverage to Christians.



Source: (AHN) Reporter: Tejinder Singh

Location: Washington, D.C., United States Published: January 1, 2011 05:16 am EST



The United States on Friday, the New Year’s eve condemned the latest violence against Christians and asked Baghdad to increase efforts to give better coverage to Christians.



Iraq’s interior ministry said in a statement 15 bombs were placed around homes in Christian areas of Baghdad. Eleven of the bombs exploded, according to reports.



“We call on the Government of Iraq to redouble its efforts to protect Christians and apprehend the terrorists who are behind these acts,” said Mark C. Toner, Acting State Department Spokesman, adding, “We condemn the violence against Christians carried out overnight by terrorists in Iraq.”



Iraqi reports noted that a couple that was killed had found a bag at their gate which blew up when they opened it.



“President Talabani, Prime Minister Maliki, and virtually every political bloc and major religious leader in Iraq have denounced attacks on Christians and stressed the centrality of Christians in the fabric of Iraqi society,” Toner said in a statement.



“We commend the Government of Iraq for increasing its security measures to protect Christian communities since the October 31 suicide bombing attack at … Church,” urged Toner in his statement.



Earlier, the president of the European Parliament, the legislature of 27 member state European Union, Jerzy Buzek called upon the Iraqi government to make sure Christians in Iraq enjoy the same protection and status as Shiites and Sunnis.



“The European Parliament is very concerned about these developments and is a strong defender of human rights, including freedom of religion” President Buzek said in a statement.



“We monitor the situation closely and have adopted a number of resolutions to try to draw international attention to the plight of Christian minorities,” Buzek added.
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/briefs/articles/90029314?U.S.%2C%20EU%20Urge%20Iraqi%20Government%20To%20Protect%20Christians



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Egypt Bombing Raises Fears of Growing Sectarian Bloodshed
By Abigail Hauslohner / Cairo Saturday, Jan. 01, 2011 


It had all the hallmarks of an al-Qaeda attack. Shortly after midnight, an explosion detonated by what authorities say was likely a suicide bomber ripped through a crowd of worshippers as they emerged from New Year’s mass at a church in Egypt’s northern port city of Alexandria. The blast left 21 people dead and 79 others wounded, while opening a fresh, seething wound in Egypt’s already problematic sectarian rift.


For months, al-Qaeda militants in Iraq have called repeatedly for attacks on Christians — in retaliation, they say, for the alleged kidnapping and detention by Egypt’s Coptic church of two Christian women who are believed to have converted to Islam. And on New Year’s Day, Egyptian officials painted the bombing as a brutal, foreign assault (though they have not directly accused al Qaeda; Egypt has typically been wary of making such an explicit link to attacks for fear of scaring off tourists). President Hosni Mubarak stressed in a televised speech that the terrorists had targeted both Christians and Muslims. And one of Egypt’s highest religious authorities, the office of the Grand Mufti, issued a statement declaring that “Islam and Muslims are innocent … Such an act could not come from a Muslim who knows the truth of Islam.” More likely, the Mufti concluded, was “the involvement of foreign parties that want to strike at national unity.”
(See TIME’s photos of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.)


So far, however, there’s little evidence for that. And skeptical analysts say the claims are all typical rhetoric for a regime whose officials have used foreign intervention as a scapegoat for violent incidents ranging from terrorist bombings and rocket attacks to maulings by sharks.


While many analysts believe the attack was at least inspired by outsiders, the government’s real fear, they say, is that it was homegrown in its design. For the authorities, who waged a crushing campaign against violent Islamist extremism in the 1990s, and who last week had Egyptian churches on high alert, it would be a huge admission of failure. But more troubling still, it would shine a spotlight on a troubling reality that the state has been at pains to sweep under the rug: Egypt’s worsening sectarian tensions. “The official rhetoric is always that problems don’t exist,” says Hisham Kassem, an independent newspaper publisher and social critic. “There are issues of discrimination against Copts, and they’re refusing to deal with them.”
(See TIME’s most unforgettable images of 2010.)


Christians make up about 10% of Egypt’s 80 million people. But observers from both communities say sectarianism has been on the rise for years as a result of both deepening religiosity and competition for resources amid worsening economic conditions. Copts have long complained of government discrimination and neglect, while Muslims have accused the Coptic community, which is subject to slightly different rules and regulations, of preferential treatment and living outside the law.


Christians are required to seek state approval to build churches, and intermarriage between Coptic men and Muslim women is illegal. In November, violent clashes broke out in Cairo over plans to build a church. And almost exactly one year ago, a gunman massacred seven people in a town in southern Egypt, following a Christmas mass.
(See TIME’s Top 10 of Everything of 2010.)


But conversion is one topic that has been particularly contentious, and increasingly public as well. Since last summer, Alexandria — known half a century ago for being Egypt’s breezy, cosmopolitan gateway to the Mediterranean — has become the epicenter of extremist outrage over the alleged captive converts. While al-Qaeda militants in Iraq have called repeatedly for attacks on Christians until they are released, adherents to the hard-line Salafi sect of Islam have staged regular protests, in which they compare the Egyptian pope to the devil, and liken their conflict to the Crusades.


It’s no wonder then that not everyone is buying the official line on the source of the attacks. “I remain more convinced that it is an Islamic Jihadist group rooted in Egypt and Alexandria, and it stands behind whatever has happened,” says Yousef Sidham, the editor of Al-Watany, a Coptic Christian Christian newspaper. “We know that whenever al-Qaeda succeeds in an attack, they always declare responsibility for it,” he adds. In this case, that hasn’t happened yet.
(Comment on this story.)


Meanwhile, the national unity that state authorities have called for today may instead wind up another casualty of the midnight bombing. Shortly after the explosion, clashes erupted between Christian and Muslim protesters who had gathered at the scene, and the Associated Press reported that a mob of Christians broke into a nearby mosque, throwing books out into the street. On Saturday clashes continued between Christian protesters and police wiedling tear gas.


It’s a cycle that analysts say is likely to repeat in the days ahead. “It’s a very hot situation, and it is liable to be continuous,” says Milad Hanna, a Coptic politician and former member of parliament.
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2040449,00.html


Bomb hits Egypt church at New Year’s Mass, 21 dead – Valley News … Dec 31, 2010 … Blood splattered the facade of the church, as well as a mosque directly across the street. … It was the deadliest violence involving Christians in Egypt since … three days of Muslim-Christian riots that left at least four dead. … massacre of nearly 60 tourists at a Pharaonic temple in Luxor. …
http://www.valleynewslive.com/Global/story.asp?S=13766567


Bombing opens vein of Christian anger in Egypt



By PAUL SCHEMM, Associated Press Paul Schemm, Associated Press – Mon Jan 3, 4:54 pm ET

CAIRO – The New Year’s Day suicide bombing of a church that killed 21 people has opened up a vein of fury among Egypt’s Christians, built up over years of what they call government failure to address persistent discrimination and violence against their community.



[…]

Christian anger, says rights activist Hossam Bahgat, stems in large part because they feel attacks against them can be carried out with impunity, something borne out by evidence of past incidents, especially in Egypt’s impoverished hinterlands.



In a two-year study conducted by his organization, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, he documented 52 anti-Christian incidents between 2008 and 2010 and in none of them were the perpetrators punished. Instead security forces arbitrarily arrested a few people.



“Security then forces both sides to accept reconciliation at the expense of justice,” he said, which gives the perpetrators a sense of impunity. “It’s an invitation for these events to recur and the victims are left feeling victimized twice, first by those who did it and second by the government.”



Egypt’s government maintains Muslims and Christians are treated equally in the country and after these kinds of sectarian incidents loudly affirms its commitment to national unity.



But Christians have long complained that they are discriminated against in getting jobs in the government, universities — even the private sector. They also point to rising Muslim conservativism that they say affects government officials’ dealings with Christians.



Youssef Sidhom, a prominent Coptic intellectual and editor of the weekly Watani newspaper, said that in Egyptian society there has been growing antipathy to coexisting with Christians, undermining such official pronouncements.



“The infiltration of political Islam into our education, our schools, into the hearts and minds of school teachers and into our school books and is extremely dangerous because it produces innocent children who are infected by the version of Islam that does not accept the other and preaches non-acceptance of Christians,” he told The Associated Press.



In an editorial in the English-language online version of the state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper, editor Hani Shukrallah slammed the government for trying to appease Islamist sentiment and warned against rising anti-Christian sentiment among Muslims.



“I accuse the millions of supposedly moderate Muslims among us — those who’ve been growing more and more prejudiced, inclusive and narrow minded with every passing year,” he wrote Saturday.


“I have heard you speak, in your offices, in your clubs, at your dinner parties: ‘The Copts must be taught a lesson…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/03/AR2011010300780.html

Muslims Chant “AllahuAkbar” After Car Bomb Kills 21 Christians

A video of the bombing of the Christian church in Egypt, showing the Muslims chanting Allah Akbar and walking on the dead bodies.

An hour before the bombing, the Egyptian police guards all left. And didn’t return until the Christians, infuriated at the Allah Akbar chants started throwing rocks at the Mosque on the other side of the street. The only ones arrested were the Christians who just saw their loved ones slaughtered.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=43f_1294067728

http://www.aina.org/news/20110101232613.htm

“Only” 126 Muslim terrorists indicted in the U.S., in the past 2 Years

December 23, 2010
“Only” 126 Muslim terrorists indicted in the U.S., in the past 2 Years

Attorney General Eric Holder’s Blunt Warning on Terror Attacks … Dec 21, 2010 … In the last 24 months, Holder said, 126 people have been indicted on terrorist- related charges, Fifty of those people are American citizens

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/attorney-general-eric-holders-blunt-warning-terror-attacks/story?id=12444727

HAMAS 101 – Arab Palestinian Hamas Factsheet

December 23, 2010

Facts about the Hamas of the Arab Palestinians:

Genocide goalIts ‘al-Qassam brigade’Causing their ‘civilians’ to die (human shields)Racism, anti-SemitismCaliphateAnti All Non Muslims


GENOCIDE

Hamas: The final objective: the destruction of the State of Israel

Osama Hamdan : We [i.e., Hamas] are preparing for a confrontation [with Israel ], not only in preparation for Israeli aggression, because the entity is founded on aggression, but because the final goal of the resistance 8 is to wipe this entity off the face of the earth . This goal necessitates the development of the resistance’s until the entity has been destroyed.

Note : Osama Hamdan’s terminology is similar to that of Iranian president Ahmadinejad and other senior Iranian figures, who repeatedly state that Israel will be wiped off the face of the earth.
http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/html/osama_hamdan0807e.htm

israelinsider: Briefs: Hamas representative justifies suicide bus …21 Aug 2007 … According to Hamdan, most of Israel’s inhabitants came from abroad … of the resistance is to wipe this entity off the face of the Earth. …
http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Briefs/11908.htm

Myths & Facts Online – Arab/Muslim Attitudes Toward IsraelOsama Hamdan, Hamas Representative in Lebanon Al Manar and Al Aqsa TV, … Palestine will wipe off this stigma (Israel) from the face of the Islamic world. …
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths2/Arabattitudes.html

On August 6, Osama Hamdan, Hamas’s representative in Lebanon told al … goal of the resistance is to wipe this entity [Israel] off the face of the Earth. ..
http://www.aetherometry.com/External/caroline_glick/2007-08-23_The_rise_of_the_fantasists.pdf

The Genocidal Hamas Charter
http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-littman092602.asp

As Hamas seeks international recognition by softening its tone in English, in Arabic it continues the calls for genocide of Jews. …
http://pmw.org.il/Bulletins_Apr2007.htm

MEMRI: Children on Hamas TV Call to “Liberate” Al-Aqsa Mosque by … Dec 3, 2007 … #1625 – Children on Hamas TV Call to “Liberate” Al-Aqsa Mosque by Force and to ” Wipe Out” Zionists to the Last One Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza) …

http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/1625.htm

A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad – Page 154 – David Patterson – 2010 – 308 pages – Preview
al-Turabi… In this case, he affirmed “the legitimate goal of the Palestinians,” as defined by Hamas, that is, the annihilation of the Jewish state..
http://books.google.com/books?id=lMLmK-fmf8kC&pg=PA154

Dictionary of antisemitism from the earliest times to the present – Page 231 – Robert Michael, Philip Rosen – 2007 – 489 pages – Preview
Both the Nazis and these Muslim fascists are totalitarians, seeking to conquer the world and commit genocide against Jews. … The primary radical Islamists are the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad.

http://books.google.com/books?id=d5927rY-UgoC&pg=PA231

Hamas suicide bombers’ videotape: ‘We drink Jews’ blood’
[Published 00:00 15.02.06
Latest update 00:00 15.02.06]
A Hamas Web site published the videotape wills of two suicide bombers in which they pledge to drink Jews blood until they flee from Muslim land.
By Nadav Shragai … which presents the video shown on the Hamas site after its victory in the Palestinian parliamentary elections.

The video shows Idham Ahmed Majila and Maumin Rajab Rajab, who blew themselves up at the Karni crossing at the end of 2004. “My message to the hated Jews: There is no God but Allah,” Majala says. “We will hunt you everywhere, when you wake and when you sleep. We are a blood-drinking people and we know that there is no better blood than Jewish blood.
http://www.haaretz.com/news/hamas-suicide-bombers-videotape-we-drink-jews-blood-1.180181

 

Bringing about the deaths of their own population – women & children as human shields

Congressional Record – Page 121 [July 19, 2006] – Congressional Record House, Vol. 152, Pt. 11 – Preview (Government Printing Office)
When engaged in armed conflict it is difficult to ensure the safety of civilians. In fact, Hezbollah and Hamas purposefully operate in populated areas, often putting civilians between heavily armed terrorists and the Israeli military.

http://books.google.com/books?id=W6gziQydtBwC&pg=RA2-PA121

‘Hamas used kids as human shields’ Mar 15, 2010 … Hamas gunmen used Palestinian children as human shields, … by firing rockets next to schools and by using human shields, Hamas is the one …
http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=171009


UN envoy: Hamas uses Gazans as human shields – Israel News, Ynetnews Jan 14, 2009 … During Israel’s Gaza operation, Hamas has operated out of mosques, schools and private homes while using civilians as human shields, …
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3655758,00.html


Hamas’s Human Shields Hamas’s Human Shields. (Updated January 22, 2009) … January 6 when Hamas forces hid themselves inside a UN-run school in Gaza and fired mortar shells at …
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Peace/gazahumanshields.html


CAMERA: Hamas’s Palestinian Victims: Human Shields Jan 21, 2009 … Hamas’s Palestinian Victims: Human Shields … mosques and schools, Hamas chose to put its neighbors in the line of fire, and invited …
http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=2&x_outlet=2&x_article=1607


IsraCast: Hamas Exploits Gaza Children As Shields Jan 7, 2009 … IDF: “Hamas exploited UNWRA School as launch pad for firing rockets at Israel” … the IAF aircraft struck a school in Beit Hanoun. … territory and IDF forces from within schools, using civilians as human shields, …
http://www.isracast.com/article.aspx?ID=1027&t=Hamas-Exploits-Gaza-Children-As-Shields


Hamas exploitation of civilians as human shields: Photographic … Mar 6, 2008 … Hamas Exploitation of Civilians as Human Shields – IICC, Jan 2009 · Terrorists fire mortars from UNRWA boys’ school in Gaza 31-Oct-2007 …
http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism-+Obstacle+to+Peace/Hamas+war+against+Israel/Hamas+exploitation+of+civilians+as+human+shields+-+Photographic+evidence.htm


BBC NEWS | Middle East | Palestinians’ high-risk human shield tactic Nov 20, 2006 … Palestinians in Gaza adopt… tactic of human shields to deter …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6166362.stm


BBC NEWS | Middle East | Human shield deters Israel strike Nov 19, 2006 … ‘Human shields’. “The attack plan was cancelled because of the people there,” … Hamas said in a statement it had carried out the attack, …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6162494.stm

 

RACISM, ANTI-SEMITISM

Congressional Record – Page 16159
– Preview [June 25, 2003]
Europe must take seriously the ideology of anti-Semitism coming out of the Arab and Islamic world. It must denounce the deliberate targeting of Jews by terrorist groups, whether it be al Qaeda or Hamas.

http://books.google.com/books?id=gjsOK4p-UFIC&pg=PA16159

Official PA Newspaper Prints Racist, Anti-Semitic Cartoons
[Published: 05/25/05, 1:45 PM / Last Update: 05/24/05, 8:04 PM]
(IsraelNN.com) Despite repeated calls by the Bush administration to end anti-Israel incitement in the Palestinian Authority media, the official newspaper of the PA continues to regularly publish hate cartoons against Israel and Jews.

Continued incitement against Israel in the PA press flies in the face of U.S. sponsored Road Map plan. Aside from fighting terrorism, one of the primary obligations of the PA under this plan is the elimination of incitement against Israel. As recently as two days ago, at the AIPAC convention in Washington on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice called on the Arabs to “end incitement in their media.”

http://web.archive.org/web/20080506130709rn_1/www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/8256

Press Release Israel / Middle-East
 
Anti-Semitism at Core of Hamas Charter


New York, NY, February 27, 2006 … The founding covenant of Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group whose leaders are poised to take a central role in the governance of the Palestinian Authority, is committed not only to the destruction of Israel and the establishment of an Islamic state in its place, but to raw, unadulterated Jew-hatred.


Adopted in August 1988, the Hamas Charter openly embraces the notorious anti-Semitic forgery, “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion,” holding it up as evidence that Jews are innately greedy, manipulative and conniving, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  The charter adopts classical anti-Semitic canards: Jews as plotting to control the world, Jews acquiring wealth by stealing, and Jews controlling the levers of power in media, government and finance.  Such stereotypical anti-Semitic canards have been used through the centuries to defame and demonize Jews, leading to violence, pogroms and, ultimately, the Holocaust.


“The Hamas credo is not just anti-Israel, but profoundly anti-Semitic with racism at its core,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.  “The Hamas Charter reads like a modern-day ‘Mein Kampf.’
http://www.adl.org/PresRele/IslME_62/4877_62.htm


The Anti-Semitism of Hamas


Anti-Semitism is a major pillar in the ideology of Hamas.


by Meir Litvak


Anti-Semitism is a major pillar in the ideology of Hamas (acronym of Harakat al-muqawama al-Islamiyya – Islamic Resistance Movement), a Palestinian national-Islamic movement, which perceives and articulates its conflict with Israel in Manichean and absolutist religious terms. Like most other Islamic movements in the Middle East, Hamas regards the conflict with the latest and most fateful phase of the relentless onslaught waged by western imperialism and culture against Islam since the Crusades. Hamas publications portray the Jews as instruments of the West or, alternatively, as the power that controls and manipulates the West in this war. Concurrently, it views the current struggle as the last link in the war, which the Jews have been waging against Islam since its essence. Consequently, Hamas emphasizes the emphasis on the “Islamic essence” of the Palestinian cause.”
[…]


Modern Anti-Jewish Animosity


The modern anti-Jewish animosity of Islamic movements goes much further than traditional Islam. Although Muslims have always viewed Islam as a superior religion, superseding Judaism, they did not consider Judaism as a heresy, which required eradication, as long as it did not challenge Islam’s rule. Historically, Muslims regarded Christianity as a greater threat than Judaism, and devoted greater attention to it in their polemical literature.
However, due to the conflict with Israel, Judaism rather than Christianity has become the prime enemy for the Islamist organizations, drawing inspiration from anti-Jewish utterances in the Koran and from modern European anti-Semitism.
A good example of this vilification is the Hamas Charter, the movement’s canonical document, which provides a picture of the Jews and Judaism drawn from the notorious anti-Semitic tract, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Article 22, for instance, describes the Jews as controlling the world media with their money and as having established secret organizations throughout the world – such as the Freemasons and Rotary Club – “for the destruction of societies and the fulfilment of the goals of Zionism.” They have “caused revolutions all over the world,” from France in 1789 to Russia in 1917 “in order to fulfil their goal.” Likewise, “with their money, they seized control of the imperialist powers and pushed them to subdue many countries in order to squeeze their resources and spread their corruption.” In addition, Hamas accuses the Jews of fomenting all-important wars in history. Most important, the Jews stood behind the outbreak of World War I, which ‘eliminated’ the Ottoman Empire, the “state of the Islamic Caliphate.” The breakdown of Islamic unity opened the way for the establishment of “the Zionist entity” in Palestine. Likewise, they “were behind World War II, through which they made huge financial gains by trading in armaments, and paved the way for the establishment of their state.”
Of special significance are the wars, which the Jews have waged against Islam from the time of the Prophet. Accordingly, the Jews opposed the Prophet from the moment he arrived in Medina, in a desperate effort to prevent the spread of Islam, rejecting his generous offers and distorting his message. They tried to harm the Islamic umma (nation) and dominate it.”


Derogatory Descriptions of the Jews


In many of its publications Hamas employs harsh derogatory descriptions of the Jews, often taken from the Koran, such as “blood suckers,” “brothers of apes,” “killers of the prophets,” “human pigs,” and warmongers “the descendants of treachery and deceit,” “butchers.” They are a “cancer expanding” in the land of Palestine, “threatening the entire Islamic world.” They are “spreading corruption” in the land of Islam. “Deceit and usury are stamped in their nature,” and they are all “thieves, monopolists, and usurers.”


Almost every issue of the Hamas organ, Filastin al-Muslima contains articles enumerating the evil deeds and character of the Jews based on an analysis and exegetes of specific suras (chapters) from the Koran.
Particularly significant, in view of the historical record, are the equations, which Hamas makes between the Jews, the Zionists and the Nazis and the denial of the Holocaust. Hamas argues that Israel’s actions exceed those of the Nazis, and that “the Jews represent Nazism in its most criminal form.” Yet, following the Stockholm conference on the Holocaust, held in January 2000, Hamas declared that the conference had:


A clear Zionist goal, aimed at forging history by hiding the truth about the so-called Holocaust, which is an alleged and invented story with no basis . . .. The invention of these grand illusions of an alleged crime that never occurred, ignoring the millions of dead European victims of Nazism during the war, clearly reveals the racist Zionist face, which believes in the superiority of the Jewish race over the rest of the nations.


cAbd al-cAziz al-Rantisi, Hamas leader from Gaza, went further by denying the Holocaust, while simultaneously charging that “the Zionists were behind the Nazis’ murder of many Jews,” with the aim of intimidating and forcing them to immigrate to Palestine. Furthermore, he claimed that the Nazis “received tremendous financial aid from the Zionist banks and monopolies,” prior to their seizure of power and that “this great financial aid helped the Nazis build the military and economic force needed to destroy Europe and annihilate millions.” “When we compare the Zionists to the Nazis,” Rantisi concluded, “We insult the Nazis,” he concluded.
Reviewing the life of the late Pope John Paul II, the Hamas weekly al-Risala concluded that his 1998 letter, in which he apologized to the Jews for the Holocaust was his “greatest crime”.
http://www.pij.org/details.php?id=345


Why Anti-Semitism Is Growing in Germany


By Donald Snyder
Published December 22, 2010, issue of December 31, 2010.

Meanwhile, many of Germany’s 4 million Muslims stay connected with events in the Middle East via cable television networks, such as Hezbollah’s Al-Manar and Hamas’s Al-Aqsa. These are anti-Semitic networks that promote Holocaust denial.


Videos justifying the persecution of Jews and promoting child martyrdom for Islam are shown daily on these networks, fueling anti-Semitism among Muslim youth in Germany.


“You cannot undo with education what these satellite broadcasts are doing,” said Matthias Kuntzel, an author and political scientist, in a phone interview from Hamburg.


The programs are fed to Germany on Egyptian and Saudi Arabian satellites. Both countries have refused repeated German requests to stop transmitting Al-Manar. German law prohibits the dissemination of hate. Although Al-Manar was banned in 2008, private homes with satellite dishes continue to receive its programs, making the ban ineffective.
http://www.forward.com/articles/134143/

The New York Times Israel Correspondent Shows His Hostility
Barry Rubin
June 27, 2006

[…]

Why, then, is Erlanger obsessed with this distinction? I suggest that what Erlanger is actually saying is that what is really bad about Hamas is not that it is a racist, terrorist group with genocidal intentions against Israelis but that it is an Islamist organization. If, after all, Hamas is exercising a just right of resistance motivated by Israeli misdeeds, how can it be condemned on those grounds? The trouble with Hamas is that it is a ‘right wing’ religious group rather than a ‘left wing’ nationalist one.

http://www.gloria-center.org/gloria/2006/06/the-new-york-times-israel-correspondent-shows-his-hostility.html

Congressional Record, May 22, 2006, Page 904
[Mr. ACKERMAN…] Hamas has made clear again and again that they will not be held answerable for the hundreds of innocent civilians they slaughtered with bombs. They will not be held accountable for their overt racism and vile anti-Semitic bigotry.

http://books.google.com/books?id=yX43KGyuIlsC&pg=PA9043

 

CALIPHATE

Wanted: a caliphate – Haaretz – Israel News – Hamas ran on one ticket and used a single name: the Change and Reform List. It used the same name in the general elections. “We vote however we want,”
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=661486&contrassID=2&subContrassID=15&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y

Towards a global caliphate :: Damian Thompson – 24 Aug 2007 … The goal of a worldwide caliphate is emerging as an increasingly … is actually a member of HAMAS, that group who wants to ‘eradicate’ all …
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/damian_thompson/blog/2007/08/24/towards_a_global_caliphate

Over 10,000 Palestinians Attend West Bank Rally to Restore Islamic Caliphate 
A crowd of more than 10,000 Palestinians Saturday heard denunciations of the PA leadership in the West Bank as infidels at a Liberation Party rally on the sports field of the Quaker-run Friends School in Ramallah.
The party calls for re-establishing the caliphate, or Islamic state, across the Muslim world.
“The caliphate is coming,” read a large poster on the wall of the field.
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/11/africa/ME-GEN-Palestinians-Islamic-Movement.php

Fatah leaders meet to discuss Hamas | Jerusalem Post, The relatively small party, which is seen as more extreme than Hamas, … declaring an Islamic caliphate in the Gaza Strip during Friday prayers, …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1154525933042&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Challenges to the cohesion of the Arab state – Page 170 – Asher Susser – (The Moshe Dayan Cente) 2008 (ISBN 9652240796, 9789652240798) – 264 pages – Full view
In the early 1990s, Hamas spokesmen dismissed doubts concerning the realization of a universal Islamic caliphate. For instance, Mahmud al-Zahhar, a Hamas leader in Gaza, claimed that Palestine had always been part of a greater Islamic state and that a distinct Palestinian state had never existed. A comparison between the religious Islamic past and the currently divided Arab world led Zahar to the conclusion that the framework of separate states had utterly failed. He even pointed to the formation of the European Union as an example of the world-wide trend of establishing supranational political units, which the Muslims should adopt as well. If the caliphs were able to control the Muslim nation in the age of the camel and the donkey, then al-Zahar assumed, that the task should be all the more easier today thanks to the modern means of communication and transport. Notwithstanding the movement’s pan- Islamic ambition, spokesmen still gave preference to the Palestinian component of their ideology, even within the framework of the pan- Islamic vision. Accordingly, some of its spokesmen even believed that Jerusalem, not Mecca, would become the capital of the future Islamic caliphate.40 Another example of the wavering between the Islamic vision and the distinct Palestinian identity was the debate between Hamas and al-Qai’da over the priorities of the Islamic struggle.
http://books.google.com/books?id=BVBTqq68ZvQC&pg=PA170

They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It – Page 121 – Brigitte Gabriel – (Macmilla) 2010 (ISBN 0312571283, 9780312571283) – 288 pages – Preview
They are articulating their goals and recruiting thousands of faithful to join the holy fight to reestablish the caliphate and the return of Islamic pride. In a sermon that aired on Hamas’ Al-Aksa TV on April 11, 2008, Yunis Al-Astal, Hamas MP and cleric, told worshipers that Rome, “the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital,” would soon be conquered by Islam, just as Constantinople was. It then, he said, would become “an advance post for the Islamic conquests, which will spread through Europe in its entirety, and then will turn to the two Americas, and even Eastern Europe.”

http://books.google.com/books?id=2gArREFZ4NMC&pg=PA121

The Caliphate is Coming
By Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld
FrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, January 31, 2006
To Mousa Abu Marzuk, Deputy Chief of Hamas’ Political Bureau in Damascus, HAMAS’ triumph is an important springboard towards the establishment of the Caliphate ­– a global Islamic state, where life would be dictated by the Shari’a.
In a statement Abu Marzuk made on January 26, following HAMAS’ sweeping victory of the Palestinian legislative elections, he said that HAMAS, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), is reaping the fruits of its efforts over the last six decades. It was established in Palestine in 1936 – not in 1987, as most mistakenly think. Since then, the movement, according to Abu Marzuk, has carried out its political, social agenda, including Dawa (Prosetylization) and Jihad.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=9446CA77-BD91-4D8B-8AA6-00FCC2F0F8CA

 

ISLAMOFASCISM – ANTI ALL NON MUSLIMS

Terror leaders describe America bound by Islam – Yasser Hamad, a cleric and a Hamas leader in the northern West Bank, …. The under-reported story of Christian persecution in the Middle East as told by …
www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58529

Gaza Strip! – Persecuted Christians
http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=13291&pst=961409

Muslim persecution will drive Christians out of …Palestinian territories…
http://www.yourish.com/2007/12/04/4069

Hamas’ Christian convert: I’ve left a society that sanctifies terror
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1007097.html 

‘Christians must accept Islamic rule’ – Israel News, 19 Jun 2007 … “I expect our Christian neighbors to understand the new Hamas rule means real changes. They must be ready for Islamic rule if they want to …
http://www.ynet.co.il/english/articles/0,7340,L-3414753,00.html

Hamas Charter – Christian Action for Israel Israeli: The 36 article Charter of Hamas was apparently drafted by some heads of …. “And the Jews will not be pleased with thee, nor with Christians, …There is no solution to the Palestinian problem except by Jihad… Under the shadow of Islam… Islam, Christianity and Judaism.. Safety and security can only prevail under the shadow of Islam…
http://christianactionforisrael.org/isreport/hamas.html

Hamas
Allah, kill Christians and Jews “to the last one”

by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook

[Dec. 8, 2010]

A video on official Hamas TV calls for Allah to kill Jews, Christians, Communists and their supporters. The video asks Allah to “count them and kill them to the last one, and don’t leave even one.”

As Palestinian Media Watch has reported this call for the killing of non-Muslims was a regular pronouncement by both Palestinian Authority (Fatah) and Hamas political and religious leaders for many years starting in July 2000.

For years, sermons by religious leaders on official Palestinian Authority TV under Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas routinely presented the killing of Jews as a religious obligation and a fulfillment of the Islamic ideal.

Due to PMW’s exposure of these sermons, which led to international criticism and pressure, Mahmoud Abbas, whose office controls PA TV, has been forced to prevent the broadcast of sermons calling for extermination of Jews on PA TV.

The latest sermon of this nature on PA TV was in January 2010.

[…]see the section on PMW’s website documenting the PA and Hamas depicting the killing of Jews as an Islamic obligation.

The following is the transcript of the Hamas video clip:

“Allah, oh our Lord, vanquish Your enemies, enemies of the religion
[Islam] in all places.
Allah, strike the Jews and their sympathizers,
the Christians and their supporters,
the Communists and their adherents.
Allah, count them and kill them to the last one, and don’t leave even one.”
[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Dec. 3, 2010]
http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=3895

http://europenews.dk/en/node/38040


Arab-Muslim “Palestinian” Hamas’ “Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades” – a profile of terror and racism

Islamic terrorists Hamas’ Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades


TERRORISM

The brigade is Hamas’ (the totalitarian Islamic jihadists who proud themselves as being “democratically elected” government of the Arab Palestinians in Gaza) military wing, according to its own words and by experts.
http://www.mideastweb.org/Middle-East-Encyclopedia/izz_ad-din_al-qassam_brigades.htm

Recognized as a terrorist organization by:

The U.S.

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/45313.pdf

Australia
http://www.ag.gov.au/agd/WWW/nationalsecurity.nsf/Page/What_Governments_are_doing_Listing_of_Terrorism_Organisations_Hamas&apos

EU

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/site/en/oj/2005/l_340/l_34020051223en00640066.pdf

And the UK
http://security.homeoffice.gov.uk/legislation/current-legislation/terrorism-act-2000/proscribed-terrorist-groups?version=1



RACISM, NAZISM

Monday, November 25, 2002
The Hamas advocates Killing Jews, simply for being Jews

[…]
IDF Spoksperson 24 November 2002

The Iz-Adin Al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas, published
(23 November 2002) a bulletin on their official website, advocating the
murder of Jews simply for the fact of that they are Jews.

The bulletin was published to commemerate the anniversary of the death of Imad Akal, a senior Hamas official, killed in the Gaza Strip on November 24, 1993. The bulletin quotes Akal as saying: “We will knock on the doors of Heaven with the skulls of the Jews”. The bulletin depicts an axe shattering the word “Al-Yahud” (Jews) and splintering the skulls of Jews. The words Al-Qassam are engraved on the axe.

http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=14650

Here are some examples of the racist Arab-Palestinian Hamas’ “Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades” from its own site

These include official attitudes and Hate, Jihadi Messages (like calls: to kill all Jews and Christians), posted since Aug/Sep/Oct 2010, still left on December 22, 2010.
It entails:

  • Sympathizing with Holocaust denial/deniers, perpetuating Nazi-type theories about Jews.
  • Protesting Holocaust remembreance
  • Racist Islamic-Militant dehumanization of Jews as “apes and swine”
  • Despite some vague declarations, in reality, the underline message (though not publically/officially) is that the ‘war is on the JEWS’ as a whole.’
  • Calling for [ethnic cleansing] expulsion of all Jews from the entire area.
  • Justifying killing Jews who “derserve death.”
  • Ironically, or rather typically, these real Racist Arabs, actual Muslim bigots and hidden Nazis’ sympathizers use the terminology: “racism,” or/and “fascism” and even “nazism.” (coating their messages with connecting anti-radical-terrorists operation with something about supposed “against non-Jews” crap, along the lines of KKK’s David Duke language) – to demonize Israeli defenders.

___________________


Zahar: Jews will soon be expelled from Palestine – Ezzedeen Al …Jul 11, 2010 … Israeli orthodox Jews pause for a picture with the portraits of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat , right, and Palestinian President …

qassam.ps/news-3735-Zahar_Jews_will_soon_be_expelled_from_ Palestine.html


Jews kill Holocaust skeptic in Poland – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades Jews kill Holocaust skeptic in Poland. 22-06-2010,11:49. Al Qassam website/ Agencies-Poland, June 22, 2010-The body of Dariusz Ratajczak, a Polish author, …

qassam.ps/news-3011-Jews_kill_Holocaust_skeptic_in_Poland.html


The Palestinian resistance is legal – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades Aug 2, 2010 … The Jewish people will not rest and will not feel comfortable and stability … If people continue to Jews in Palestine and the Middle East, …

qassam.ps/interview-2380-The_Palestinian_resistance_is_legal.html


Palestinian Anger.. – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades May 31, 2010… these attacks,lets see if there will be sanctions against the israelis,if not, it shows the world is run by jews and we are all doomed …

qassam.ps/news-2907-Palestinian_Anger_over_Israeli_massacre.html


Sheihk Salah Shehada.. The Third Anniversary of Martyrdom …Dec 3, 2006 … The Jews do not like anyone holding this idea; Salah Shehada should be … The fighting against jews continued till the coming of the PA. …

qassam.ps/news-101-Sheihk_Salah_ShehadaThe_Third_Anniversary_ of_Martyrdom.html


Abed el-Aziz Al-Rantisi – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam BrigadesThe same question was answered when the Jews (the descendants of apes and swine) assassinated Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. When the Sheikh was assassinated Dr Abed …

qassam.ps/specialfile-221-Abed_el_Aziz_Al_Rantisi.html


Hamas castigates UNRWA for its “suspicious” trips – Ezzedeen Al …Dec 18, 2010 … UNRWA teaching staff taught the students how the Jews suffered at the hands of the German Nazis, and expressed sympathy for them. …

qassam.ps/news-3931-Hamas_castigates_UNRWA_for_its_suspicious_trips.html




Israel kills Palestinian in Khanyounis – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades Aug 17, 2010 … CNN broadcaster fired after telling fact about Jews … inshallah one day aqsa will be free from jews and crusaders may allah hely my …
qassam.ps/news-3296-Israel_kills_Palestinian_in_Khanyounis.html



Israeli violations of international & humanitarian law (30 …Sep 10, 2010 … FUSH ALL JEWS IN THE WORLD



Added: Saturday, 09 October,2010, 20:59 GMT



Please , Please destroy them !!! you are the proud of Million peoples in the world !! your resistance and your fight is like sun’s light in dark world !!! i love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu



ISLAM, Norway
qassam.ps/occupation_terrorism-3553-Israeli_violations_of_international__humanitarian_law_30_September__06_October_2010.html


Al Qassam mourns leader Essa Al Batran – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades… Added: Saturday, 31 July,2010, 15:00 GMT


Jews deserve death…


Aron, Australia

qassam.ps/news-3201-Al_Qassam_Brigades_mourns_leader_Essa_Al_Batran.html



Ramallah, heroic operation against settlers – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam …Sep 2, 2010 … niiiice guyz, i luv to see dead jews. its good to see u doing ur work, i hope u can kill many more of those fu cking jews. AL-MAWT LI ISRAIL! …
qassam.ps/news-3368-Ramallah_A_new_heroic_operation_against_ Zionist_settlers.html

Cancerous Islamic Lobbies: CAIR, MSA, ADC, etc.

December 21, 2010

Dear Mr. King: The Arab / Muslim American lobbies, organizations are the problem (CAIR, ADC, MSA, MPAC, etc.)


December, 2010

As courageous Peter King pushes Congress to take up issue with 'Radical Muslims in America,' let's all remember that the moral, direct or often indirect psychological motivation that leads Muslims to be radicalized is by the terror-excusers via mixed messages the Arab Muslim lobbies and organizations broadcast on a constant basis within a total "we Muslims, everywhere are all innocent victims" mentality, their hidden message is clear, the Muslim terrorists that aim at innocent people and use its own population to cause havoc are in essence "victims" if not (even "freedom fighting") "heroes" we can all sympathize with.

This is the problem, and despite of all the public robotic statements (by these Islamo-Arab lobbies) of "denouncing" terrorism directed towards the wider infidel audience public, the average Muslim, still gets (without extra effort in dissecting) their real intended message, quite easy.

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CAIR – Council on American-Islamic Relations

http://www.danielpipes.org/394/cair-moderate-friends-of-terror

http://books.google.com/books?id=VJj8voB723YC&pg=PA220

http://books.google.com/books?id=pmmCnppIll0C&pg=PA138

http://www.anti-cair-net.org/

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MSA – Muslim Students Association

http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-schwartz031003.asp http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6175

http://www.investigativeproject.org/profile/166

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ADC – American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee


http://www.investigativeproject.org/blog/2010/12/adc-defends-helen-thomas-anti-semitism-again

http://www.adl.org/main_Anti_Israel/support_for_terrorism.htm

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MPAC – Muslim Public Affairs Council



http://www.investigativeproject.org/2409/mpac-conference-features-radicals

http://www.americanthinker.com/2004/12/with_friends_like_these.html

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