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‘PALESTINE’ – APARTHEID The Arab Muslim REAL Apartheid in ‘Palestine’ authority

May 1, 2009
‘PALESTINE’ – APARTHEID
 
The Arab Muslim REAL Apartheid in ‘Palestine’ authority
 
The Brownshirts of Our Time – Phyllis Chesler
The largest practitioner of apartheid in the world is Islam, which practices both gender and religious apartheid. In terms of gender apartheid, Palestinian women – and all women who live under Islam – are oppressed by “honor” killings, forced veiling, segregation, stonings to death for alleged adultery, seclusion/sequestration, female genital mutilation, polygamy, outright slavery, and sexual slavery. Women have few civil, legal, or human rights under Islam.
    Today, the entire Middle East is judenrein. Jews cannot become citizens of Jordan, Egypt, or Saudi Arabia, yet no one accuses those nations of apartheid.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=10882
http://www.dailyalert.org/archive/2003-11/2003-11-21.html
 
Judenrein palestine …Therefore, instead of Israel being the ‘apartheid state’ in the region, it is the Arab world that is not only apartheid, but also racist and religiously exclusive
http://www.betar.co.uk/articles/betar1073431322.php
 
Israel’s electoral system
bodek_tzitziyot wrote:
 
Sunday, 15 February 2009 at 05:21 am (UTC)
Once again we hear criticism of democracy in Israel from the Independent, and a call to suppress minority opinion and deprive it of representation and power. Once again the Independent chides Israelis for not believing in the “peace process”, even though it has led to unprecedented carnage and death in the streets, restaurants and schools of their country since 1993. And once again the Independent smears and defames Jews who oppose surrender of their rights in order to satisfy the vanity of an ignorant US President – a President who believed that his GI uncle liberated Auschwitz, no less.
 
Instead of plotting to cheat the Jews, the EU should support Jewish rights, and tell the Arabs that ethnic cleansing of Jews from the West Bank is illegal and won’t be tolerated. Creating an apartheid judenrein West Bank Palestinian state, which current EU policy is working towards, will not lead to peace, but will just whet the Arab appetite for more war.
http://opinion.independentminds.livejournal.com/318891.html?thread=1770155#t1770155
 
Meanwhile Israel today is called ‘”apartheid” and “racist” but the PA and a future Palestinian state will not be? After all the Jews will have deserved everything they get for their 100+ year struggle to defend themselves and find a few thousand square kilometres of land where they can exercise self-determination in their ancestral homeland.
 
No one will cry for the Israeli Jews as their remnants make their way to America and Europe where they will face a growing Islamist threat and once again become a persecuted minority in the lands of their great grandparents or swell the former “Israel lobby” which will now be honestly called the “Jewish lobby”.
http://www.raymondcook.net/blog/index.php/2009/04/01/
 
HIT SQUADS UNLEASHED
 
[July 1997]
 
“Any Palestinian who sells land in violation of this law will be considered to have committed national treason and will receive the maximum punishment.
 
“Any foreigner who violates this law will be prosecuted on charges of harming the national interest and will receive a life sentence.
 
“Any past or future deals with the occupiers concerning properties in Palestine are considered null and void.” –
 
Excerpts from the Property Law for Foreigners, under consideration by the Palestinian Legislative Council, outlawing land sales to “the government of occupation, its civilian and military institutions and its individual citizens”.
“Imagine the world-wide denunciation had it been a warning of execution to Jews from Israel, for selling land to Palestinians. America and Europe erupt in justified fury.
 
…And so the spectre of semi-official deathsquads has come to the PA self-rule areas, conjuring up memories of apartheid South Africa, the former Yugoslavia–or indeed, of PLO-controlled Lebanon.
 
The campaign began on May 4, when Yasser Arafat’s “Justice Minister”, Freih Abu Meddein, announced the PA would start to enforce an old Jordanian law, which made the selling of land to Jews a capital offence. (Jordan rescinded the statute when it signed a 1994 peace treaty with Israel.)
 
Four days later, news broke that a prime property on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives–in a part of the city Palestinians want for the capital of a future independent state–had been sold to a Jewish businessman, and then donated to a Jewish religious seminary.
 
Ahmed Tibi, an Israeli Arab politician and Arafat aide, reacted to the sale during a radio interview by warning: “Whoever sells his house to Jews, has sold his soul to Satan and has done a despicable act.”
 
With the groundwork thus laid by the Arab leaders, and amid angry reactions to the law from Israelis and some US Congressmen–although not yet the State Department–the violence was set to begin.
 
Seventy-year-old Bashiti, an Israeli citizen who lived in eastern Jerusalem, was reportedly involved in the closing of the Mount of Olives land deal.
 
On May 8, he was lured to a meeting at a Jerusalem hotel by a woman who told him she had buyers for two houses in Ram’Allah he was trying to sell. From there it appears he was abducted.
 
That evening, he was seen at the Ram’Allah offices of Arafat’s personal security unit, Force 17.
 
Five hours later, in the words of an Israeli official, “the hospital in Ram’Allah telephoned his wife and told her she could come and pick up his body.”
 
He had been found dead, with his hands bound, his skull crushed, and his mouth sealed with plastic tape.
 
Pouring salt on the grief-stricken family’s wound, the PA-installed Islamic mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, refused to allow Bashiti a Muslim funeral: “Such a person is not a Muslim and according to our religion we shouldn’t pray over the body in a mosque. He should not be buried in a Muslim cemetery.”
 
The body of Abu Sarah, the second man suspected of selling land to Israelis, was found in Ram’Allah on May 16. He had been shot several times in the head.
http://christianactionforisrael.org/medigest/jul97/hitsquad.html
 
US-Funded Racist Apartheid Government Will Execute Man Who Sold Land To Enemy Religion
[April 29, 2009 ]
http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11275571.html
 
April 28, 2009
Who is the Apartheid state?
Palestinian gets death sentence for selling land to Jews
A Palestinian military court has sentenced a man to death by hanging for selling land to an Israeli company.
Land sales are considered treason by the Palestinians because of their long-running dispute with the Israelis, however the sentence is unlikely to be implemented.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas routinely withholds the required approval for executions. Several others are on death row as suspected informants for Israel.
The sentence was handed down Tuesday in a military court in the West Bank city of Hebron after two days of closed-door hearings.
http://www.viciousbabushka.com/2009/04/who-is-the-apartheid-state.html
 
Apr 1, 2009 23:24 | Updated Apr 2, 2009 14:09
PA: Death penalty for those who sell land to Jews
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Palestinian Authority,  Jerusalem,  Salaam Fayad 
The Palestinian Authority has issued yet another warning to Palestinians against selling their homes or properties to Jews, saying those who violate the order would be accused of “high treason” – a charge that carries the death penalty.
The latest warning was issued on Wednesday by the Chief [Islamic] Judge of the Palestinian Authority, Sheikh Tayseer Rajab Tamimi, who reminded the Palestinians of an existing fatwa [religious decree] than bans them from selling property to Jews.
 
Article: PA: Death penalty for those who sell land to Jews
51. Nothing in South African apartheid came close to this racism. Where is the UN Human Rights Commission? Rhetorical question. They probably wrote it.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPTalkback%2FCommonFrame&tbId=1238345346389&tbNum=51&type=Show
 
Title: What could more apartheid than killing people for selling land?  
The Muslim countries (yes every single one of them) practise the aspects of apartheid that go beyond anything the South African government ever considered.
Death for selling land to a person based upon the buyers religion is one of the most racist acts.
And morons here defend this racism and then those same individuals attempt with pathetic comparisons and lies to claim that we somehow are the racists.
http://haaretz.com/hasen/objects/data/TalkBackResponse.jhtml
 
PA’s fallacious premises
 
Palestinian Authority demands based on egregiously false assumptions
 
Arlene Kushner Published:  04.20.09, 12:06
 
We here in Israel have been asleep at the wheel. In a rush of concessionary zeal after Oslo, we chose to refrain from making our own case. At first this decision, made at a governmental level, was intended to demonstrate our eagerness for peace. But after a time it was almost as if we had forgotten how to speak for ourselves with vigor and forthrightness.
 
Meanwhile, the Palestinians have waxed inordinately successful at promoting their positions – you’ll find no concessionary zeal on their part. And today the international community swallows those positions whole – without either setting them into historical context or doing a fair and reasonable analysis of precisely what it is that is being promoted as a “given.”
 
In fairness to the members of the international community, there has been scant reason for them to analyze the validity of Palestinian Authority premises as we haven’t been doing so ourselves. This situation must change, and that change must begin here at home with a forthright challenge to several Palestinian presumptions. The Netanyahu government, at long last, gives hope of being ready to do this. Among the many issues that require a public airing are these:
 
Mahmoud Abbas, PA president, and others speaking on behalf of the Palestinian position, regularly refer to the “June 4, 1967 border.” What Abbas et al have in mind is the line, commonly called the Green Line, behind which Israel operated before the Six Day War that began on June 5, 1967. Implied is that this line constitutes Israel’s “real” border, and that Israeli presence beyond this is automatically “illegitimate.” Thus, goes the PA argument, there can be no justice, no fairness that will lead to peace, unless Israel returns to her border.
 
Yet the simple, irrefutable, historical fact is that this line was not a border at all, but merely an armistice line. It was drawn when hostilities ceased at the end of the 1948-49 War of Independence — a war initiated, it should be noted, by the Arab League, which attacked the nascent state of Israel as soon as independ¬ence was declared.
 
Not only was it an armistice line, it was intended to be temporary. In the signed armistice agreement with Jordan (which was on the other side of that line) there was a clause stating that this line would not prejudice future negotiations on a permanent border. Thus the case cannot legitimately be made that the Green Line has any legal status in determining Israel’s “true” border. It does not. That border has yet to be determined. In negotiations.
 
Intolerable inequity of demands
Even more egregious is the claim made by the PA regarding the land on the other side of the line that it sees as defining Israel’s border. Its leaders maintain that it must be totally Judenrein. This is a position that is inherently morally offensive, and yet it is accepted wholesale by the world.
 
When the Palestinians declare with great self-righteousness that “settlements are an obstacle to peace,” what they are actually pushing for is the total removal of Jewish presence on the land they are seeking for their state.
 
It’s past time to ask why this is all right.
 
This demand is particularly ironic in light of Palestinian charges that Israel is an “apartheid” state. “Apartheid” is a buzz word, utilized spuriously to delegitimize Israel: anyone who has spent time in Israel and seen the freedom with which Arabs walk the streets and secure equal services knows full well that there is nothing remotely resembling apartheid here.
 
The situation grows even more ludicrous as the Palestinian leadership has just rejected the demand of Israeli Prime Minster Netanyahu that the PA recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
 
On Saturday, Azzan al-Ahmed, a close Abbas associate and major Fatah official, declared that, “We reject Netanyahu’s demand to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. This demand illustrates the racist nature of Israel…”
 
If Israel – which permits its Arab citizens (citizens!) to elect representatives to the Knesset and provides them with full health care and other rights – is “racist” for insisting that the nation must be recognized as having a Jewish character, what, precisely does this make the PA – which seeks to totally drive out every Jew from the land it envisions to be part of a future state?
 
How long will this intolerable inequity of demands fail to be noted by those who are promoting that “two-state solution”?
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3703694,00.html
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The Honorable Geert Wilders Will Address NER Symposium

March 17, 2009

The Honorable Geert Wilders Will Address NER Symposium

Due to the wonders of modern technology, Dutch MP Geert Wilders, will be able to address our conference live from Amsterdam using satellite technology. He will speak on the Islamization of Europe and will be able to take questions from the audience.

Be there

New English Review’s first annual symposium, “Understanding the Jihad in Israel, Europe and America,” will be held at Nashville’s Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel, May 29th and 30th. – http://www.newenglishreview.org/New_English_Review_Symposium/

QURAN & TORTURE – QURANIC TORTURE – ISLAMIC TORTURE

March 3, 2009
QURAN & TORTURE – QURANIC TORTURE – ISLAMIC TORTURE

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IDEOLOGY
 
Torture in the Quran and early Islam
By James Arlandson
January 08, 2006
Three main purposes of torture are to punish criminals, to extract information, and to exact revenge. It is at least one of these three purposes that Muhammad, the founder of Islam, had in mind when he tortured two criminals: a treasurer who would not disclose where Jewish wealth lay hidden, and an enemyan old woman taken as a prisoner in a Muslim raid.
 
Violence and brutality are embedded in the origins of Islam, including the Quran. Islamic websites that preach justice and human rights too often do not substantially (or do not at all) confront this legacy. For example, these three articles, among many others, preach ‘peace and love’ and ‘human rights’: 
 
But a presentation of Islam as peaceful is not full disclosure.
 
In apparent reply to the unpleasant facts about original Islam, one of the oddest interpretive gymnastics performed by Muslim polemicists and missionaries asserts that Jesus also endorsed torture and summary executions. So who are Christians and the West (though the two are not identical) to complain about Islam? But …
 
The Quran commands crucifixion and mutilation
 
The Quran in Sura 5:33 says:
 
5:33 Those who wage war against God and His Messenger and strive to spread corruption in the land should be punished by death, crucifixion, the amputation of an alternate hand and foot or banishment from the land: a disgrace for them in this world, and then a terrible punishment in the Hereafter . . . . (MAS Abdel Haleem, The Qur’an, Oxford UP, 2004)
 
It is important to realize that this verse appears in a legal context; Muhammad is laying down the law. The verse is not a parable or an illustration. It is intended to be carried out in real life, and it was then and it is today, as this article demonstrates.
 
In this verse, Allah says that the criminal who strives to spread corruption in the land can be (1) executed, (2) crucified, (3) mutilated, or (4) expelled. The problems lie in the second and third punishments. In crucifixion a criminal dies a needlessly painful death, and in mutilation (cutting off an alternate hand and foot), the criminal has no chance to redeem himself for the vague crime of corruption. These two punishments are torturous, so they are unjust. It is one thing to execute a firstdegree murderer, for example, but to torture him by crucifixion is unacceptable.
 
At first glance, the clause ‘those who wage war’ denotes an offense much larger than a crime like murder. However, as we shall see, the historical context of this verse comes nowhere near a war, so the clause is overblown.
 
The key word, then, is ‘corruption.’ How should it be defined?
 
An article published by the journal alTawhid (Oneness or Unity) in Qum, Iran, the seat of learning for Shi’ites, uses Sura 5:33 and defines the crimes broadly (scroll down to Point Three), as follows: prostitution and the disintegration of family relationships; narcotics and the disintegration of individual’s rational personality; colonialism and the undermining of peoples’ dignity and plundering of their resources; racism and the disintegration of human brotherhood; violation of all recognized rights and the breaking of covenants; bombardment of populated areas, use of chemical weapons; attacks on civil aviation, national railways, commercial and tourist vessels, and similar methods which are universally condemned in war.
 
This broad description of crimes opens the door to all manner of justifications for applying the punishments in Sura 5:33. Oddly, the Iranian scholar places his definition and the punishments in the verse in a discussion of human rights. But should a human have his alternate hand and foot cut off for prostitution, pimping, or racism? Should he be crucified for disintegration of the family? For colonialism? (Islam itself has been a terrible perpetrator of colonialism.) Rather than questioning this verse, the author of the article and many in the Islamic world seem to accept it as coming from God and so matteroffactly interpret it for society today.
 
For more translations of this verse, the readers may go to these three sites: this one has multiple translations; this one has three; and this conservative translation is subsidized by the Saudi royal family. See this article on another related Islamic atrocity: the Quran’s command in Sura 5:38 to chop off the hands of male or female thieves.
 
The next three historical examples take place in AD 628, when Muhammad was strong enough militarily to inflict torture on people without fear of substantial retaliation. He grew in strength since his victory at the Battle of Badr in AD 624, and it was then that he started down the path of misusing his power.
 
Splitting an old woman in two
 
Raiding was part and parcel of seventhcentury Arab culture, and Muhammad incorporated this dubious custom and elevated it to jihad. Sometimes the raids took ugly, nasty turns.
 
In early AD 628, during a raid, Zayd, Muhammad’s freedman and adopted son, was wounded and some of his men were killed by a tribe. Zayd vowed to abstain from sex until he took revenge. After Zayd recovered from his wounds, Muhammad sent him and a raiding band back to the tribe. An old woman named Umm Qirfa was taken prisoner. Would a Muslim leader spare her from death, not to mention from torturing her? No. Her death was cruel, says an Islamic source, matteroffactly.
 
The executioner appointed by Zayd ‘tied each of her legs with a rope and tied the ropes to camels, and they split her in two.’ (Tabari)
 
It is not hard to imagine her screams. From the Islamic sources it is unclear why she, an old woman, had to die in the first place. But assuming only for the sake of argument that the initial raid was justifieda big assumption based on the belief that the old woman’s tribe was collaborating with the Jews of Khaybarassuming this is true, did an old woman have to die in such a gruesome wayby torture? It may be argued that Muhammad himself did not order this torture, but that misses the point. The whole expedition was conducted under his orders. Thus, he was ultimately responsible for the behavior of his men. If this atrocity went against his instructions, if he did not agree with such cruel methods (even though he himself committed cruelties), then why did he not punishlike for likeZayd and his executioner? He did not even reprimand them. But Zayd was his adopted son, so apparently family loyalty won out over justice.
 
The following hadith, though not mentioning the torture, recounts the aftermath of the raid. One of the raiders kept the daughter of Umm Qirfa for himself, and brought her back to Medina, where Muhammad lived. Once Muhammad saw the girl, he shouted to the Muslim raider that he wanted her. What did he do with her? Sell her back to her family? Did he give her family the option to ransom her?
 
I [Salama, a Muslim raider] drove [captives] along until I brought them to Abu Bakr [Companion of Muhammad] who bestowed that girl on me as a prize. So we arrived in Medina. I had not yet disrobed her when the Messenger of Allah . . . met me in the street and said: Give me that girl, O Salamah. I said: Messenger of Allah, she has fascinated me. I had not yet disrobed her. When on the next day, the Messenger of Allah . . . again met me in the street, he said: O Salama, give me that girl, may God bless your father. I said: she is for you, Messenger of Allah . . . By Allah, I have not yet disrobed her. The Messenger of Allah . . . sent her to the people of Mecca, and surrendered her as ransom for a number of Muslims who had been kept as prisoners in Mecca. (Muslim no. 4345)
 
Early Islamthe one that Muhammad foundedtrafficked in slavery and allowed sex with women prisoners of war, in their most helpless condition. This hadith gives a sad snapshot of slavery and abuse in early Islam. It is disappointing that Muhammad did not stop this trade with firm commands: No more slavery and no more sex with prisoners of raids! This prohibition is doubly needed when a religion traffics in this trade, as original Islam did. But why would such a command come down from on high, since the trade generated a lot of money and satiated male sexual lust for women?
 
Muslim activists and missionaries make much of Islamic justice. But how is cruelly killing an old woman anywhere close to appearing like justice?
 
Sources: Ibn Ishaq, The Life of Muhammad, trans. Guillaume, (Oxford UP, 1955), pp. 664665; Tabari, The History of alTabari: the Victory of Islam, trans. Michael Fishbein, vol. 8, SUNYP, 1997, pp. 9597. Ibn Ishaq (d. 767) is an earlier biographer of Muhammad who is considered an important source by modern scholars except the miraculous elements and some chronology. Tabari (d. 923) is an early historian who is also considered reliable.
 
Mutilating Arab tribesmen
 
The following event supposedly provides the historical context of Sura 5:33. Shortly after Umm Qirfa’s horrible death (perhaps only a few weeks or within the same month), some Arab tribesmen visited the Prophet and at some time converted to Islam. But they fell sick in the uncongenial climate of Medina. So Muhammad told them to follow a shepherd outside of the city, recommending to them an old folk belief: drinking the milk and urine of a camel, rather than his healing them through the power of Allah. Subsequently, they are reported to have felt better. However, for some reason, they killed the shepherd, turned apostate, and drove off the camels for themselves. This news reached Muhammad, and he ordered them to be hunted down and brought before him. He decreed that their hands and feet should be cut off. Then he added these excesses on top of the others:
 
Then he ordered for [sic] nails which were heated and [the tribesmen] were branded with those nails, their eyes, and they were left in the Harra (i.e. rocky land in AlMadina). And when they asked for water, no water was given them till they died . . . . (Bukhari, Book of Jihad, no. 3018; cf. online source )
 
Though this passage is awkwardly translated, it is one of many that should shock everyone of a sound mind. Muhammad actually pierced their eyes with nails (one version says with needles). Then their bodies were thrown on stony ground, dying of dehydration. One version says they died from the battering they suffered from being thrown on rocky ground; another says they died from loss of blood, for Muhammad did not cauterize their amputated limbs. Regardless of the specific cause of their unnatural death, torturing them is excess multiplied by excess, and this is never just.
 
Sources: Bukhari, Book of Punishments (Hudud), vol. 8, no. 680205 (online source and passages below this linked one); Muslim nos. 41304137; Sunan Abu Dawud nos. 43514359 (online source; Ibn Ishaq, pp. 67778. For more information on this gruesome torture inflicted by the Allahinspired prophet, please see this article.
 
Burning the treasurer of the city of Khaybar
 
Muhammad conquered Khaybar in AD 628 (only a few months after the gruesome deaths of Umm Qirfa and the Arab tribesmen), but in AD 625, he had besieged and exiled the Jewish tribe of Nadir in Medina. They immigrated to Khaybar to the north. Now Muhammad wanted their treasure, not to mention the rest of the entire city.
 
Ibn Ishaq the biographer writes about the torture of the treasurer, to extract information:
 
Kinana b. alRabi, who had custody of the treasure of B. alNadir, was brought to the apostle [Muhammad] who asked him about it. He denied that he knew where it was.
 
Then Muhammad finds some of the treasure:
 
A Jew came to the apostle and said that he had seen Kinana going around a certain ruin every morning, early. When the apostle said to Kinana, ‘Do you know that if we find you have it, I shall kill you?’ he said Yes. The apostle gave orders that the ruin was to be excavated and some of the treasure was found.
 
Here is the torture that Muhammad permitted:
 
When he [Muhammad] asked him about the rest, he refused to produce it, so the apostle gave orders . . . ‘Torture him until you extract what he has,’ so [the torturer] kindled a fire with flint and steel on his chest until he was nearly dead.
 
Michael Fishbein, a translator of the early historian Tabari, disagrees with a phrase in the above translation of Ibn Ishaq. The fire was not kindled on the treasurer’s chest with ‘flint and steel,’ but with a ‘firestick on his chest . . . The firestick (zand) was a stick of wood that could be twirled rapidly in an indentation in a second piece to produce fire’ (note 510). Whether by flint and steel or a firestick, such torture to find material wealth is wrong and misguided.
 
So how does the story of the treasurer and Khaybar end? Kinana was beheaded in revenge for a killing, and Khaybar was conquered. The citizens, mostly Jews, could work the lands that now belonged to Islam by conquest, but they had to turn over half of the resources to Muhammad and his special Muslim recipients.
 
Sources: Ibn Ishaq, p. 515; Tabari, vol. 8, pp. 122123. For the tense relations between Muhammad and the Jews during the ten years that he lived in Medina, please see this article.  For more information on the torture of the treasurer…
 
Muslim defenses of these atrocities
 
The defenses take many forms, but three are the most common.
 
For the first defensive strategy, Muslim polemicists seek to discredit Ibn Ishaq and Tabari as being less reliable than the hadith collectors and editors Bukhari (d. 870), Muslim (d. 875), and Abu Dawud (d. 875). It should be noted that the explicit information about two victims of torture (Umm Qirfa and Kinana the treasurer) comes only from Ibn Ishaq and Tabari.
 
In reply, however, this effort to discredit is a oneway street. These same polemicists value Ibn Ishaq and Tabari when they portray Muhammad as heroic and noble. Also, modern western scholars, using modern standards of western scholarship, take these acts of torture seriously, and these scholars almost always defend Muhammad and Islam.
 
Plus, simple coherence supports the two acts of torture recorded only by Ibn Ishaq and Tabari (Umm Qirfa and the treasurer). That is, the hadith records the torture of the Arab tribesmen, and the hadith records other violent, stealthy actions done by Muhammad, such as assassinations.  (Also go here). Many acts of violence cohere together in describing early Islam, and thus the accounts about the two torture victims are pieces that fit into the big picture puzzle.
 
Finally, the most unpleasant events in early Islam have the strongest probability of really having occurred because it is inconceivable that a Muslim would make them up on his own or receive them from nonMuslims. These harsh anecdotes and accounts, therefore, cannot be explained away in terms of the (alleged) unreliability of the source documents. In fact, those accounts in the hadith and Ibn Ishaq and Tabari that praise the prophet to high heaven, such as his working miracles, are the most suspect, especially since the Quran says that he could not perform miracles, except for producing the Quran itself (though this ‘miracle’ has been easily duplicated by native speakers of Arabic).
 
The second line of defense shows that Muslim polemicists deflect our attention away from torture in Islam, making a false comparison. For instance, Abul Hamid Siddiqi translated the hadith collection Sahih Muslim and provided some commentary. He describes the renegade Arab tribesmen (see the second historical example, above) in the worst way possible so that the Quranic punishments seem to fit the crime. He also reviews the opinions of classical legal scholars. Then he writes this about western law:
 
Lest some of these penalties may appear barbarous to some hypersensitive Western reader, let him cast a glance on drawing and quartering: a penalty of the English criminal code maintained as late as the eighteenth century, inflicted on those found guilty of high treason against the King or government. The person committed was usually drawn on a sledge to the place of execution; there he was hung by the neck from a scaffold, being cut down and disemboweled, while still alive; his head was cut from the body and his corpse divided into four quarters . . . . (vol. 3, p. 894, note 2121)
 
Like many Muslims, Siddiqi deflects the brutality in the origins of his own religion by criticizing later western civilization. He seems to say, ‘Who are you ‘hypersensitive western’ readers to complain? You have your own excessive punishments.’ But this is a tacit admission that Sura 5:33 is in fact cruel and brutal. However, since it came down from Allah, Siddiqi and many others are not allowed to deny its validity. In fact, they have to deny or explain away its barbarity. This is like a husband deflecting his wife’s accurate observations of his cruel flaws with the retort that she is not perfect, either. With that attitude, the husband will never reform. Can or will Islam reform? How can it when the sacred book, brought down by Gabriel from Allah, endorses atrocities?
 
Next, Siddiqi makes a false comparison and fails to make the right one. He compares the founding documents of Islam with much later, but now outdated western laws. However, this comparison is asymmetrical. It is always better to compare the founder and the source documents of a religion (Islam) with the founder and the source documents of another religion (Christianity). This comparison will developed in the next section, but suffice it to say here that never did Jesus endorse such brutality in a penal code or as an example for society in order to impose external righteousness. He sought to change people, even criminals, from the inside out, so that they can lead moral lives. He did not come to physically maim and torture people.
 
Finally, though this is not a defense, Siddiqi informs us that classical jurists decreed that if a criminal is being killed in retaliation or for committing a grave crime, he should be supplied with water, if he asks for it. ‘Callousness should not be shown even to a person who is undergoing capital punishment. The criminal must receive punishment according to the law of the Shariah, but he should not in any way be treated brutally’ (vol. 3, p. 894, note 2123). This is a remarkable observation and admission, even though Siddiqi does not mention his Prophet by name, the one who committed these atrocities in the first place.
 
In effect, Siddiqi and these classical jurists correct and improve on Muhammad’s ‘callousness’ and ‘brutality.’ Siddiqi and these jurists should be applauded. Using clear reason and (apparently) not depending on bygone revelations, they have moved past the origins of Islam. They follow justice more closely than their Prophet did.
 
Readers can see more replies to Muslim polemicists in this article (scroll down to ‘Modern explanations of Sura 5:33’). For the source of the two options concerning the reliability of Islamic documents (an early Muslim author would neither fabricate on his own the questionable behavior of Muhammad nor receive this from a nonMuslim), go to this article, and scroll down to the subsection ‘Satanic verses,’ searching for W. M. Watt’s assessment)…
 
This is far different from Sura 5:33 and the life of Muhammad. This verse is not a parable; it is law. It legitimizes and commands crucifixion and mutilation. Also, Muhammad and his close followers actually inflicted torture in real life, so he was consistent with the Quranic law dreamed up by the god of the Arabian Peninsula. Moreover, Muhammad believed Muslim angels helped him kill his enemies at the Battle of Badr (Sura 8:12)…
 
Conclusion
 
Muslim missionaries boast that Islam is the best and most complete religion in the world, because it specifies duties and requirements for every aspect of life. But what happens if this control is oppressive? What if it is rooted in a harsh and outdated holy book and traditions? This is seen in the specific area of punishing criminals and enemies and extracting information and exacting revenge, all by torture.
It is a sad fact that too many Islamic websites and literature seem unwilling to confront the violent origins of Islam, and they whitewash the hard truths. This is deceptive at best and dangerous at worst. What happens when or if Islam gets a foothold in a new region on the basis of peace and love, but later on, conservative and strict Muslims (not to mention nonviolent and violent fanatics) cite the numerous violent verses and passages in the Quran and in the hadith in order to defend the infliction of a harsh law, like mutilation or crucifixion in Sura 5:33?
Besides the present article, this one challenges the Islamic version of human rights and justice: top ten reasons why sharia (Islamic law) is bad for all societies…
http://www.americanthinker.com/2006/01/torture_in_the_quran_and_early.html
 
The religion of Islam fulfills each and every criteria of the above-mentioned definition of terrorism. The following irrefutable facts and deductive logic will amply demonstrate this statement. Ever since Islam was founded it has left behind a legacy of violent atrocities and horrible crimes. The holy book of the Muslims, the Koran, contains specific instructions on how to loot, pillage, plunder, rape, torture and murder in order to further the interests of Islam . It can clearly be called a specific instruction manual of terrorism.
The “Holy” Koran is full of very unholy and terrorist ambitions…
http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate/terrorist1.html
 
…Koran: the Sunnah is a crucial, indispensible part of what defines Islam. In the Sunnah, we do find torture …
http://www.frontpagemag.com/GoPostal/CommentsOverview.aspx?GUID=b042f8ea-32be-45b5-84e1-1e158773531a
 
Islam: Hatred and Hell, These parts of the Qur’an are indistinguishable from hate literature. … In other words, ordinary fire isn’t hot enough to torture non-Muslims.
http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/024-hell-and-hate.htm
 
Islamic Quotes – Torture, Mohammed Koran Quran…
http://prophetofdoom.net/Islamic_Quotes_Torture.Islam
 
 
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BIN LADEN
 
CNN.com – Transcript of Osama bin Laden videotape – December 13, 2001Dec 13, 2001 … (Quoting the verse from the Quran). Shaykh: “Fight them, Allah will torture them, with your hands, he will torture them. …
http://edition.cnn.com/2001/US/12/13/tape.transcript/
 
 
 
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SADDAM HUSSEIN
 
 
“Al-Anfal” refers to a chapter in the Koran invoking Muslim armies to recompense themselves for their efforts in war by seizing the properties of infidels. It speaks of striking terror “into the hearts of the enemy of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know.”
Saddam probably interpreted this verse from the Koran as sufficient to justify a vicious two-year crusade of extermination of the Kurds. The Kurds, it should be remembered, are also Muslims (but not Arabs, and hated in racist Pan-Arabist Saddam’s eyes).
http://www.int-review.org/terr35a.html
Seeing, and Believing
The torture tapes the media are ignoring.
 
June 17, 2004, 8:46 a.m.
 
By Nick Schulz
 
EDITOR’S NOTE: Earlier this month, National Review Online obtained a four-minute video of Saddam-era torture at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Many of us here who discussed the matter are ourselves unable to watch the whole video. Some could not get beyond the furious, ecstatic chanting of torturers as they raised swords, celebrating their own dementia in the depths of a man-made hell. What to do with the video was a matter of debate here. On principle this is newsworthy and weighing heavily on our deliberations was the fact that a group of United States senators held a press conference on June 2 during which they showed the horrific video and near no one covered it in fact, to this date, I am aware of no mainstream news organization other than the New York Post yesterday in an opinion column that has even mentioned that this new, Department of Defense-provided, video exists and has been shown on the Hill. We also considered this: Some Westerners, including some who did not support the war in Iraq, frankly may not understand the evil that was the Saddam Hussein regime. You watch or try to the four-minute video and you see the unbearable evil that was and that is no more because of the sacrifice of American and Coalition blood…
 
“You don’t appreciate what happened in that prison until you see it.”
 
“In the name of Allah the merciful,” intones the beret-topped loyalist to Saddam’s “secular” regime in the next segment. He introduces to the viewer and the assembled butcher squad to another prisoner. The loyalist-narrator reads from Koran, Sura 2:179: “And there is a saving of life for you in the Law of Equality in punishment. O men of understanding, that you may become the pious.”
 
“The Fedayeen, Saddin Ezzedin al-Arousi,” he goes on, “was charged with a special mission in which he betrayed his duty in the mission. The head of the Fedayeen has ordered the following: He is expelled from Fedayeen work and his arms are to be broken in front of his unit. Tarik Juman will personally undertake the breaking of his arms. Thank you.”
 
The camera jumps to al-Arousi sitting with one arm tied behind him as his right arm is extended out to his side. His right elbow rests on a cinderblock and his right fist is supported by another cinderblock. Nothing supports his forearm in between. While a Fedayeen holds the prisoner’s elbow in place, Tarik Juman crashes a three-inch-thick pipe down on his old compatriot’s forearm, bending the forearm in a ‘V’ shape and shattering the bones within. This procedure is repeated for his left arm as well.
http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/schulz200406170846.asp

The ritualized aspects of the video include the Fedayeen rhythmically chanting their loyalty to Saddam and clapping throughout the torture, the Fedayeen wearing their characteristic ninja-like black uniforms, and group participation in the violence. The religious aspect is evident in the praising of Allah and the recitation of the Quran during the torture of a supposed Fedayeen traitor. Finally the beheading entails ritualized singing and praising of Saddam while the head is cut off with a sword, held up, and then placed on the prisoner’s back. Placing the head on the back of the decapitated body is similar to the body disposition of the classic al-Qaeda signature.
http://www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu/ap1102/muja.htm

 
 
 
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IRAN
THE IRANIAN: Islam and reform, Hashem Aghajari The religious leaders taught that if you understand the Koran on your own, …. Under ordinary interrogation he isn’t confessing, so we must torture him so …
http://www.sullivan-county.com/id4/ip.htm
 
Iranian court orders man to be blinded – Middle East, World – The …Jun 28, 2005 … An Iranian court has sentenced a man to have his eyes surgically removed for a crime he … a category for which the Koran stipulates specific punishments, … inhuman and degrading treatment amounting to torture”. …
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iranian-court-orders-man-to-be-blinded-496808.html
 
Dhimmi Watch: Iran authorities lash man for having bible in car …
http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/017769.php
 
BBC NEWS | Middle East | Iran student protests… [Jul 9, 2004] … Five years on from pro-reform protests which rocked Iran, a student who was there … four continuous days and I was also subject to psychological torture for a month. … you should not even read Koran after his death.” …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3879535.stm
 
Tazir: the Islamic Torture in Iran – Persian Journal Article Iran newsJan 17, 2006 … These are the MO for the Islamic Torture called Tazir in Iran. … persuading the prisoners to read Koran and learn it by heart …
http://www.iranian.ws/cgi-bin/iran_news/exec/view.cgi/5/12346
 
Main pageIn my youth and young adulthood in Iran, I lived through thousands of days when … of the Koran about non-believers were played in the torture chambers. …
http://www.middleastwomen.org/html/GenevaConference.htm
 
Iran: Freedom of Expression and Association in the Kurdish Regions …Jan 9, 2009 … The doctor recorded all the signs of torture that were evident from the …. The Maktabe Koran (Quran School, in the sense of a school of …
http://www.hrw.org/en/node/79044/section/7
 
 
 
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SAUDI ARABIA
The Will of Allah: Torture Non Arabs to Death… a female Indonesian worker who had worked as a housemaid in Saudi, had been tortured to death by her employer. Then when the case was presented to the Saudi ambassador in Indonesia, the ambassador said that it was the will of Allah
http://islammonitor.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1338&Itemid=64
 
Saudi Arabia: Torture: Culture of brutality | Amnesty InternationalSaudi Arabia: Torture: Culture of brutality. Download:. HTML PDF – . Date Published: 1 June 2000 …
http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/MDE23/010/2000/en
 
Saudi Arabia: New Video Confirms Torture in Prison | Human Rights …Apr 26, 2007 … The Saudi government should expand upon its promise to investigate a recent prison beating captured on video by conducting a comprehensive …
http://thinkweb.hrw.org/en/news/2007/04/26/saudi-arabia-new-video-confirms-torture-prison
 
BBC NEWS | Programmes | Correspondent | Saudi Arabia: State of denialNov 24, 2002 … John Sweeney travels to Saudi Arabia to investigate the truth behind allegations of torture of Britons in a Saudi jail.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/correspondent/2480379.stm
 
Christians claim torture by Saudis Jan 31, 2002 … FAITH UNDER FIRE Christians claim torture by Saudis … Mengistu is scheduled to leave Saudi Arabia on Saturday with his wife, …
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=26265
 
[May 21, 2005]. Saudi Arabia Torture update. From the Guardian;. Lawyers win right to seize Saudi assets.
http://theredhunter.com/2005/05/saudi_arabia_torture_update.php
 
Saudi Arabia: remains a fertile ground for torture with impunity …Saudi Arabia: remains a fertile ground for torture with impunity: Digital Library: Forced Migration Online.
http://repository.forcedmigration.org/show_metadata.jsp?pid=fmo:4144
 
Jed Babbin on Saudi Arabia on National Review Online Sep 29, 2003 … Saudi Arabia pretends to be a legitimate member of the community of nations. It is a signatory of the U.N. “Convention Against Torture” …
http://www.nationalreview.com/babbin/babbin200309290811.asp
 
Expatriates Sue Saudi Arabia for Torture – Democratic Underground [Feb 25, 2004]… (Reuters) – Seven Western expatriates who say they were tortured…
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102×384247
 
SAUDI ARABIA Persecution, prison and torture for Christians …Jun 9, 2004 …
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=940
 
 
 
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TALIBAN
 
 
Taliban torture and kill French Nato soldiers in Afghanistan …Ten French Nato soldiers have been killed and more than 20 seriously wounded in a massive firefight with the Taliban.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2008/08/20/taliban-torture-and-kill-french-nato-soldiers-in-afghanistan-115875-20704784/
 
Taliban Torture, Execute 5 Afghan Police – washingtonpost.com Nov 18, 2007 … KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Taliban militants slashed the hands and legs of five abducted policemen in southern Afghanistan and hung their …
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/18/AR2007111800210.html
 
Taliban torture tactics – eCharcha.Com
http://www.echarcha.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4110
 
Taliban new dictum: Marry daughters to militants – Islamabad On the heels of their crusade against girls going to schools, …. want to defend taliban like barbarians,who torture girls/women …
http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Taliban-new-dictum-Marry-daughters-to-militants/405824/2
 
Afghan girls maimed by acid vow to go to school – CNN.com It’s not the first time girls in Afghanistan have been targeted for attending school. The Taliban have been responsible for dozens of attacks on girls’ …
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/01/22/acid.attacks/
 
Afghan girls fearful after acid attack – Afghanistan- msnbc.com Nov 14, 2008 … Acid attack keeps Afghan girls away from school … Girls were banned from schools under the rule of the Taliban, the hard-line …
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27713077/
 
10 Taliban arrested in school girl acid attack. (Agencies) Updated: 2008-11-25 16:16. KANDAHAR, Afghanistan…
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2008-11/25/content_7238611.htm
 
 
 
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HEZBOLLAH
 
 
Debbie Schlussel Jul 27, 2006 … Another Picture That Speaks 1000 Words: Hezbollah Teaches Kids Nazi Salute …. torture, maim, and kill you just for being Jewish or Christian. The Quran is quite specific as to what Muslims are supposed to do to us. …
http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2006/07/another_picture.html
 
Bradley Burston/ The pleasure that Hezbollah takes in torture …Bradley Burston/ The pleasure that Hezbollah takes in torture…
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1002317.html
 
“South Lebanese Face Abductions, Torture and 90-Second Show Trials …A Hezbollah guerrilla guards former SLA militiamen in the village of … torture, at various camps under the control of Syrian and …
http://www.meib.org/articles/0007_l3.htm
 
…To which work is Jihad Darrell referring? Is it 1986 Hezbollah’s torturing to death of Ibrahim Benesti, aged 54, of Beirut, and his elderly relatives, Yehudah and Yosef, whose only crime was being Jewish? Benesti, whose family – like many Lebanese Jews – had been in Lebanon since 2,000 B.C. (before the birth of Mohammed), was a charitable and kindly candy store owner who gave free candy to children of all religions. Or maybe Jihad Darrell was referring to the “humanitarian” 1985 Hezbollah torture-murder of Isaac Tarab, 63, and Chaim Halala Cohen, 39, also guilty of being Jewish.
http://www.politicalusa.com/columnists/schlussel/schlussel_003.htm
 
‘Dearbornistan’ Shi’ia capitol of America – Thousands of American …Jul 26, 2006 … And not before the 1984 Hezbollah torture-murder of CIA station chief in Lebanon William Buckley. And not before the 1985 Hezbollah …
http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/2165
 
Washington Times – Hezbollah and Main Street And not before the 1984 Hezbollah torture-murder of CIA station chief William Buckley in Lebanon. And not before the 1985 Hezbollah hijacking of TWA Flight …
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2006/jul/20/20060720-081459-2509r/
 
Jimmy Carter…  Are we the fiends who over two decades of Islamic terrorism have kidnapped, tortured and killed numerous peacekeepers?
http://www.buzzmachine.com/2006/08/08/we-are-all-hezbollah-now/
 
 
 
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AL QAEDA [in Iraq]
 
 
Torture chamber found in Iraq
 
Saturday, 22 December , 2007, 00:12
Last Updated: Saturday, 22 December , 2007, 00:15 
 
Baghdad: Blood-splotches on walls, chains hanging from a ceiling and swords on the killing floor the artifacts left a disturbing tale of brutalities inside a suspected al-Qaeda torture chamber in Iraq.
 
But there was yet another chilling fact outside the dirt-floor dungeon. Villagers say they knew about the torment but were too intimidated by extremists to tell authorities until now.
 
Stories such as these claims of insurgent abuses and the silence of frightened Iraqis have emerged with increasing frequency and clarity recently. The reports and tips now pouring in build a harrowing portrait of rule under al-Qaeda and its backers: mass graves, ruthless punishments, self-styled Islamic courts ordering summary executions.
 
Such a lead brought soldiers earlier this month to the hidden room in Muqdadiyah, about 60 miles north of Baghdad, the US military said Thursday. Graffiti on the building proclaimed Long Live the Islamic State a reference to the Islamic governance, or caliphate, sought in Iraq by Sunni extremist groups that include al-Qaeda.
 
Scrawled in white paint above a bed in the torture area was a Quranic phrase in Arabic normally used to welcome a guest. But the context suggested only sadistic mockery: “Come in, you are safe.”
 
The floor was littered with food wrappers, plastic soda bottles and electric cables that snaked to a metal bed frame, presumably where detainees were shocked, according to the US account of the discovery during a December 8-11 mission.
 
The rooms “had chains, a bed an iron bed that was still connected to a battery knives and swords that were still covered in blood,” said US Army Maj Gen Mark P Hertling, the top US commander in northern Iraq.
 
Nearby were nine mass graves containing the remains of 26 people, he said.
 
Villagers knew about the torture site, but did not tell authorities as they were afraid of reprisals from the militants, a local policeman told The Associated Press. He spoke on condition of anonymity as he was still afraid of being targeted by extremists.
http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14579402
 
 
Al-Qaeda Torture Manual Found & Released by DoD (***Warning Graphic***)
[24 MAY 07]
Torture, Al-Qaeda Style
Drawings, tools seized from Iraq safe house in U.S. military raid
MAY 24–In a recent raid on an al-Qaeda safe house in Iraq, U.S. military officials recovered an assortment of crude drawings depicting torture methods like “blowtorch to the skin” and “eye removal.” Along with the images, which you’ll find on the following pages, soldiers seized various torture implements, like meat cleavers, whips, and wire cutters. Photos of those items can be seen here. The images, which were just declassified by the Department of Defense, also include a picture of a ramshackle Baghdad safe house described as an “al-Qaeda torture chamber.”
It was there, during an April 24 raid, that soldiers found a man suspended from the ceiling by a chain. According to the military, he had been abducted from his job and was being beaten daily by his captors. In a raid earlier this week, Coalition Forces freed five Iraqis who were found in a padlocked room in Karmah. The group, which included a boy, were reportedly beaten with chains, cables, and hoses. Photos showing injuries sustained by those captives can be found here.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2007/0524072torture1.html
 
Where was Durbin’s comparison to the Nazis when we found the torture chambers in Iraq? … or moral ambiguity, or more recently, moral relativity. …
http://www.theroadtoemmaus.org/RdLb/33Rlg/Islm/Tortr.htm

Mujahideen Blood Rituals: The Religious and Forensic Symbolism of Al Qaeda Beheading…
http://www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu/ap1102/muja.htm

 
 
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The Arab immigrants who call themselves as “PALESTINIANS”
 
 
Israel News – Islamic Jihad torturing double agents | Infolive.tvHuman Rights Watch has urged the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip to investigate the abduction and alleged torture of three Palestinians by Islamic Jihad, …
http://www.infolive.tv/en/infolive.tv-23283-israelnews-islamic-jihad-torturing-double-agents
 
Terror and torture in Palestine by Palestinian security servicesCruelty and torture of Palestinian terrorists in Israel. Edward Said says Israel alone sanctions torture, though many states, certainly all Islamic states, …
http://samsonblinded.org/said_end_peace_process/89cruelty_and_torture.htm
 
PALESTINIAN MUSLIM CLERIC URGES ALL ARABS TO KILL JEWS, CHRISTIANS …Now, Allah says he wants the Muslims to torture the Jews in their …. shared by the Muslim until the explosion of Palestinian outrage on Rosh Hashanah over …
http://www.cuttingedge.org/News/n1418.cfm
 
Islams Torture of Lebanon By Jamie Glazov … That situation was aggravated by the influx of the Palestinians coming from Jordan after King Hussein kicked …
http://www.jnnnews.com/media/jamie/
 
ABC News: Report: Torture Widespread in Palestinian Jails, Jul 28, 2008 … Two human rights groups on Monday decried widespread torture of political opponents by bitter Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah, …
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=5461481
 
Hamas, Fatah guilty of torturing opponents: reports – World – smh …Video: Palestinian militants appear in video footage making rockets and on … controls the West Bank territory, while Hamas, a more radical Islamic …
http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/hamas-fatah-guilty-of-torturing-opponents-reports/2008/07/29/1217097241154.html
 
“Palestinian” aka Fakestinian Islamic Terror”. Wednesday, February 25, 2009 …. Hamas accused of torture death of Gaza critic …
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/palestinian_arab_peacemakers_spit
 
A victim of Palestinian torture speaks out. Post a comment … it perceives from the kind of militant Islam represented by Hamas and its Iranian backers. …
http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/12/04/a-victim-of-palestinian-torture-speaks-out/
 
Are Palestinian Leaders Preaching Nazi-like Hatred of Jews?The Koran is plain… the worst enemies of the Islamic Nation are the Jews … and mental torture of Palestinians; and sexually exploiting Arab children. …
http://hnn.us/articles/743.html
 
Women Against Shariah: Palestinians threaten Europe with Muslim …Shariah: an all-encompassing and in-transmutable system of Islamic jurisprudence, found in the Koran and the Sunnah, that covers all aspect of life, …
http://womenagainstshariah.blogspot.com/2009/01/palestinians-threaten-europe-with.html
 
PALESTINE Palestinian human rights center accuses Hamas of …Aug 8, 2008 … Gaza (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Mistreatment and torture are alleged to have been … 06/15/2007 PALESTINE Hamas, the era of Islamic law in full …
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=12961
 
Dhimmi Watch: “The horrific torture of hundreds of people by …Feb 3, 2009 … “The horrific torture of hundreds of people by Palestinian security … up for alleged involvement with the militant Islamic group Hamas, …
http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/024689.php
 
 
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PAKISTANI JIHADISTS
 

 

 
..the kidnappers being Moslem and Danny Pearl being tortured and killed because he was Jewish…. Pearl, 38, the Journal’s South Asia bureau chief, disappeared on Jan. 23 while researching a story about Islamic radicals in Pakistan. Two days after his death was confirmed, investigators still had not found his body or tracked down four additional suspects…. The fact that Daniel was forced to accept that he and his father were Jewish gives a hint that the same Arab might also be present when Pearl was killed…
http://www.papillonsartpalace.com/tapeof.htm

 
Pakistan and the Growing Threat of a Sharia Mini-State By Jeffrey Imm
[June, 2008]
The Pakistan Taliban (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan or TTP) is in the process of gaining territory and power within Pakistan, as a result of numerous “peace treaties” and agreements to empower the Taliban to enforce an anti-freedom theocracy based on Sharia law in Pakistan. This is a critical American national security issue that requires revisiting the very ideologies that provide the foundation for jihadist action itself, and answering difficult questions regarding the role of Sharia law and the reliability of Islamic republics in a global war against jihad… Seven Christians arrested in false blasphemy cases and men tortured to extract false confessions”… Muslims torture for hours Christian “blasphemer” now in jail…
http://counterterrorismblog.org/2008/06/pakistan_sharia_threat.php
 
PAKISTAN: Young [Baluchi] women held in military torture cells and forced into sexual slavery January 12, 2009 A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission
http://paganmedia.wordpress.com/2009/02/04/pakistan-young-women-held-in-military-torture-cells-and-forced-into-sexual-slavery/
 
“Islam,” “Muslims”… The Chabad House was targeted because it was Mumbai’s center of Jewish activity. … and “bore the maximum torture marks” of all who died in Mumbai…
http://www.frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=284B7E05-7736-42E8-9351-E3FA3984AE98
 
Mad Dogs Off The Leash! a/k/a Islamic Terrorists …an interview with the relatives of the Jewish Rabbi and others who were targets of Islamic terrorists in Mumbai, India. Now I want you to consider that the terrorists are a new breed of bad guys — the next generation terrorist. Consider also that the United States needs to be prepared for this upgrade evil. The torture the Jews endured was so bad, that even the medical examiner could not speak of it, he could not get the images of what these people had endured out of his mind. Consider also that these twenty-first century barbarians chose Western, Jewish, non-Muslim people to brutally torture — just for the fun of it.
http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2008/12/mad-dogs-off-the-leash-aka-islamic-terrorists.html
 
 
 
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ISLAMIC FASCISTS BARBARIANS on ILAN HALIMI
 
 
The Murder of Ilan Halimi – WSJ.com … Ilan’s uncle Rafi Halimi told reporters that the gang phoned the family on several occasions and made them listen to the recitation of verses from the Quran, while Ilans tortured screams could be heard in the background.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114064452021880485.html
 
The victim, whose full name is Ilan Halimi, was Jewish……verses from the Quran, while Ilans tortured screams could be heard in the background. … he slow torture of Ilan Halimi, a Jewish youth, kidnapped and tortured to …
http://israpundit.com/2006/?p=211
 
Muslim killers relatives and neighbors ‘dropped in’ to torture …
Feb 25, 2006 … MIM: Had the murdered man been a Muslim, or a Koran been found discarded on …. orchards and national forests in the areas by Palestinians. …
http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/1684
 
Mar 7, 2006 … When they were not asking for money, they were reciting suras from the Quran. In some of the conversations it was possible to hear Halimi screaming … The screams must have been loud because the torture was especially …
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=21542

Founder of Network Promoting Positive Muslim Image Arrested — For Beheading Wife

February 16, 2009

Founder of Network Promoting Positive Muslim Image Arrested — For Beheading Wife

The Muslim founder of BridgesTV, a cable network whose slogan is “connecting people through understanding” and which tried to “improve the image of Muslims in the United States,” was arrested on Thursday, for allegedly killing his estranged wife in a manner normally associated with Islamist terrorists — chopping off her head.

Greg Mitchell, editor of Editor & Publisher, reported on Friday that Muzzammil Hassan, “a prominent Buffalo area businessman who founded the BridgesTV network to improve the image of Muslims in the U.S.,” had been charged with second-degree murder in the beheading death of his wife Aasiya Z. Hassan. Mitchell quoted from the network’s website, which described Mrs. Hassan’s “instrumental role in the creation of BridgesTV since she came up with the idea for the network.” The picture of the couple is still up on the website.

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Later in his article, Mitchell noted that programs on the network “include kids shows, ‘American Muslim Teen Talk,’ Amy Goodman’s ‘Democracy Now’ and an interview show with James Zogby” (a Muslim network aired a left-wing anti-war program?). He also mentioned that NPR’s All Things Considered program had profiled the Hassans in 2004.

BridgesTV might have had the aim of trying to improve the image of Muslims, but over two years ago, Steve Stalinsky of MEMRI outlined in the now-defunct New York Sun that the network featured Wahhabi anti-Christian and anti-Jewish sermons from Saudi TV broadcasts, including English subtitles. Stalinsky also noted that Donald Conover, one of the main hosts on the network, discussed “the power of the ‘Jewish lobby’” and urged Muslims to vote for Democrats during an interview with a Saudi newspaper in 2006.

You might say some of the network’s past actions, culminating with this latest news, has done nothing to improve the image of Muslims in the U.S., but has only reenforced the strongest imagery about the most publicized sectors of the Islamic world.

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

November 27, 2008

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 26, 2008

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

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

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

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

November 23, 2008

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

22-11-2008

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

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

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Question to racist Arab Al Zawahiri:

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


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

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

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

Mohamed Sifaoui: ‘I Consider Islamism to Be Fascism’

November 22, 2008

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

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

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

In Islamism’s Cross Hairs

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

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

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

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

MEQ: Why did you stay in Algeria?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An Islamist and Fascist Nexus?

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

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

MEQ: Are there other similarities?

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

Islamism vs. Moderate Islam

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

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

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

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

MEQ: Do you believe that moderate Islam exists?

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

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

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

Iran

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

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

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

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

MEQ: Can you explain?

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

MEQ: That’s incredible.

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

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

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

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

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

Mohamed Sifaoui: “I Consider Islamism to Be Fascism”

November 22, 2008

Mohamed Sifaoui: “I Consider Islamism to Be Fascism”

Middle East Quarterly

Spring 2008, pp. 13-17

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

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

In Islamism’s Cross Hairs

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

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

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

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

MEQ: Why did you stay in Algeria?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An Islamist and Fascist Nexus?

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

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

MEQ: Are there other similarities?

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

Islamism vs. Moderate Islam

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

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

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

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

MEQ: Do you believe that moderate Islam exists?

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

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

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

Iran

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

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

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

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

MEQ: Can you explain?

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

MEQ: That’s incredible.

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

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

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

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

[3] “Warden Message,” Sept. 24, 2007.

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

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

Al Qaeda & Child Porn

October 19, 2008

Al-Qaeda and child porn

Yet another example of how the ends (Islamic hegemony) justify the means (depravity, debauchery, and, in general, disgusting activities). More on this story.

“Al-Qaeda’s paedo files,” by Brian Flynn for the Sun, October 18:

TWISTED al-Qaeda terrorists are transmitting secret messages inside hardcore child porn images on the internet, police chiefs believe.

Scotland Yard fear the Islamic fundamentalists are embedding coded material in depraved pictures of children and using paedophile websites as a secure way of exchanging information.

One key case was that of so-called “Whitechapel Rapist” Abdul Makim Khalisadar — a former mujahidin fighter jailed for ten years in March.

Although never convicted of any terror charges, the 26-year-old first fell under scrutiny due to his links to a militant later caged for terrorism.

When police investigated, they found child porn on his computer, while DNA taken after his arrest linked him to the rape of a 27-year-old attacked in her home.

In another anti-terror swoop, officers discovered 40,000 vile images on their target’s computer.

MI5 officers are already aware of the bizarre link and are pushing for research to help them understand the mindset of terrorists.

One security services source said: “It’s surprising as terrorists are at the extreme end of Islamic beliefs where you’d expect them to be vehemently opposed to child pornography.

“They may simply be taking advantage of the technological expertise used in transmitting paedophile material for their own ends. Or they may be getting sexual gratification.” Terrorists are thought to be exploiting techniques built up by paedophiles and organised gangs to store, encrypt and transmit information securely over the web.

These include steganography — concealing digital information within computer files including photographs and word documents. The recipient can use special applications to reverse the process and access the hidden files.

Experts warn that advances in encryption techniques are now outpacing the ability of police and the security services to crack them and monitor their use.

Posted by Raymond at October 18, 2008 6:30 PM

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