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  • German Islamist preacher on trial over Syria terror links

    09/06/2016 10:02:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 06 Sep 2016 16:20 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    One of Germany’s best-known Islamist preachers went on trial in the western city of Düsseldorf on Tuesday on charges of backing “a terrorist group” fighting in Syria. Sven Lau, 35, stands accused of supporting and recruiting fighters for the Syria-based Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar (JMA), or Army of Emigrants and Supporters, which Germany lists as a terrorist organization. A convert to the ultra-conservative Salafist branch of Islam, Lau gained notoriety in 2014 when he organized a vigilante “Sharia Police” group that patrolled German streets seeking to enforce Islamic law. …
  • 'Known Salafist' allowed to work at Berlin airports

    05/18/2016 7:02:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 May 2016 14:49 GMT+02:00
    A worker was allowed access to secure areas of both of Berlin’s airports for up to 10 months after authorities found out he had links to fundamentalist Islam, media reported on Wednesday. Recep Ü., a Turkish-born aircraft cleaner for a private firm at the airport, was allowed into the secure areas of Tegel and Schönefeld airports to do his job. German air security law states that only people who have passed a security check can work in such sensitive zones of an airport. But although Ü. had passed such a check in 2011, he did not lose his security clearance...
  • German Muslim cleric; Cologne rape victims 'own fault' for wearing perfume

    01/20/2016 1:45:54 PM PST · by presidio9 · 56 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | January 20, 2016
    Islamic Imam Sami Abu-Yusuf of the Al Tawheed mosque in Cologne, Germany has made clear where the fault lay regarding the massive rape riot that rocked the western German city on New Year's Eve - the victims. As reported by the Breitbart London news service on 19 Jan. 2016, and also by Detroit News Time on 20 Jan. 2016, the Salafist holy man may be giving the anti-immigration groups more verbal ammunition. While hundreds more German women and girls muster up the courage to report to authorities the beatings, sexual assaults and flat-out rapings at the hands of a massive...
  • We Will Not Be Assimilated

    12/29/2015 7:51:23 AM PST · by RicocheT · 16 replies
    PJ Media Belmont Club ^ | December 25, 2015 | RICHARD FERNANDEZ
    Two weeks ago Elon Musk told a journalist that humanity had to establish itself on another planet before man-made terrestrial conflicts trapped it. He told GQ: You know, in 1912 they were proclaiming a new age of peace and prosperity, saying that it was a golden age, war was over. And then you had World War I followed by World War II followed by the Cold War. So I think we need to acknowledge that there's certainly a possibility of a third World War, and if that does occur it could be far worse than anything that's happened before. Let's...
  • [Germany] Police grab infamous Salafist Muslim convert (Sven Lau)

    12/15/2015 5:45:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 15 Dec 2015 10:47 GMT+01:00
    Police in Moenchengladbach have arrested infamous Salafist Sven Lau on suspicion of supporting a terrorist group. [...] In a statement, the prosecutors said that Lau, 35, had been arrested on suspicion of acting on behalf of "Jaish al-mujahirin wa-l-ansar" (army of emigrants and helpers, or Jamwa). That could make him culpable of supporting a foreign terrorist organization, a serious crime that carries a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in jail. ...
  • France Closes 3 Mosques. And What They Find Inside Is VERY Concerning…

    12/12/2015 8:39:51 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 12/11/2015 | VICTORIA TAFT
    After the latest Paris terror attack, French President Hollande swore he’d go after radical Muslims who pulled off the mass slayings. Now, we’re learning what he meant by that. As HotAir reports: “[T]he French have kicked in the doors on 2,235 homes and taken 232 people into custody or placed them on house arrest.” In the sleepy French town of Lagny-sur-Marne, just 18 miles from Paris …French police went to the local mosque where they found: The Salafist mosque in Lagny-sur-Marne, about 30km east of the French capital was closed down by police on 2 December. In subsequent raids the...
  • U.S. Intel: Obama Coalition Supported Islamic State in Syria

    05/26/2015 4:17:11 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 33 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 May 2015 | Alex Newman
    A newly released intelligence report from the Pentagon shows that the U.S. government knew that supporting jihadists in the fight against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad would produce a fundamentalist Islamic State in Eastern Syria — and that Obama’s supposed “anti-ISIS” coalition knowingly backed ISIS and other Islamic terrorists for precisely that purpose. The heavily redacted Defense Department report, obtained by watchdog Judicial Watch via a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, shows once again that, contrary to the false narrative peddled by the establishment press, the rise of the savage terror group known as ISIS was actually deliberate policy. Now, the...
  • SADDAM AIDES LEAD INSURGENCY AS ISLAMISTS

    11/26/2005 1:14:15 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 688+ views
    LONDON [MENL] -- Aides of deposed President Saddam Hussein, under the guise of Al Qaida fighters, have been leading the insurgency against the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq. Islamic sources said many of the Al Qaida-aligned cells that have appeared over the last two years stemmed from units in the Saddam military. The sources said Baathist operatives have adopted Islamic identities to exploit support among Muslims for Al Qaida. The Baathist strategy was formed during Saddam's rule, the sources said. They pointed to the "Return to Faith Campaign" directed by then-Iraqi Vice President Izzat Ibrahim Al Douri, which sought to curry...
  • Member of Congress berates Obama for consulting Congress on Syria

    09/01/2013 8:47:26 AM PDT · by Bogie · 50 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/08/31/member-of-congress-berates-obama-for-consulting-congress-on-syria/
  • A Deadly Gamble: Egypt’s Salafists May Now Regret Support for the Military

    08/20/2013 4:31:53 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    A month ago, the Nour Party, the largest political group to emerge from the ultraconservative Salafist movement, was seen as Egypt’s kingmaker when it dramatically joined the military-led ousting of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. They then proceeded to shape the interim government, vetoing a nominee for Prime Minister in the first week after Morsi was removed from power.
  • Al-Zawahiri calls for “victims and sacrifices”

    07/07/2013 2:17:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    dailynewsegypt.com ^ | July 6, 2013 | Nouran El-Behairy
    Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri commented on the current events in Egypt in a video released online, in which he criticised Islamists for losing power and not uniting to implement Sharia. “The battle isn’t over, it has just started…the Islamic nation should offer victims and sacrifices to achieve what it wants and restore power from the corrupt authority governing Egypt,” Al-Zawahiri said. He said that the struggle in Egypt was clear, claiming that secular groups united with the church and empowered by “Mubarak’s armed forces” supported by the West waged a battle against Islamist forces in Egypt that strove to implement...
  • Saudi Arabia: Women Banned from Switching on 'Immoral' Air Condtioning [sic] by Islamic Cleric

    05/17/2013 11:07:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    IBTimes ^ | May 16, 2013
    A man identified on Twitter as Abul Ala and claiming to be a Salafist-Wahhabist cleric, has decreed women should not turn on air conditioners or coolers at home, in the absence of their husbands... "turning on the cooler ventilator is prohibited for women in the absence of their husbands" because "the woman's act is very dangerous, and may bring about immorality in the society. When she turns the cooler on, someone may notice her presence home, and this might bring about immorality". ... In April, a Salafist cleric called Sheikh Yasir al-Ajlawni posted a YouTube video claiming the rape of...
  • IAF kills senior Salafist terrorist in Gaza strike

    04/30/2013 5:09:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/30/13 | staff
    An IAF aircraft on Gaza Tuesday morning assassinated a senior Salafist terror activist who was reportedly behind an April 17 rocket attack on Eilat from the Sinai. The IDF and Shin Bet security service confirmed that they had targeted Hithem Ziad Ibrahim Masshal, 24, from the Shati refugee camp. The attack marked the first “targeted strike” on a Gaza terror figure by Israel since November’s Operation Pillar of Defense, and came amid a renewal of sporadic rocket fire into Israel that seemed to show the deterrent effect of November’s operation was eroding.
  • Murder Plot: Germany Cracks Down on Salafists ( TROP )

    03/14/2013 10:04:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | March 14, 2013
    Islamist extremist in Germany are under scrutiny once again after raids on members of Salafist groups coincided on Wednesday with the foiling of a suspected murder plot by individuals linked to the movement. One senior politician wants to make it easier to deport radicals. Following police raids of Salafist groups on Wednesday in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, in addition to the foiling of an apparent Salafist plot to attack senior members of the regional, right-wing populist party Pro-NRW, German conservatives are demanding further action against the Islamist extremists. ... The call came a day after police arrested four...
  • Egypt unleashes Islamic morality police force

    03/03/2013 1:32:34 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    D G ^ | Mar 3, 2013 | Katerina Nikolas
    Islamic Cleric Hisham el-Ashri, founder of Egypt's newly launched Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice ... the Salafist morality enforcers will carry canes to beat violaters. According to Bikya News they will be provided with electric tasers at some point in the future. Following his recent return from the U.S. el-Ashri gave a television interview during which he declared: "It is the dream of my life to wage war against Israel." He also stated: "There is no such thing as a Christian religion."
  • Egyptian Salafi Cleric Mahmoud Shaaban Calls to Kill National Salvation Front

    02/09/2013 11:30:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 1/2/13 | Mahmoud Shaaban
    In brief: Kill the opposition. Allah commands it.
  • Egyptian Islamist MP caught in ‘indecent act’ with teenage {veiled} girl

    10/31/2012 1:15:55 AM PDT · by Cronos · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | June 2012 | Al Arabiya
    Hundreds of supporters of Islamist MP Ali Wanis (2nd left) marched on Friday in the city of Banha to show support for him. (Photo courtesy of al-Youm al-Sabea) Egypt’s prosecutor summoned an Islamist MP for questioning after he was caught performing an "indecent act" with a teenage girl, an Egyptian daily reported late Friday citing an unnamed security official. “The normal legal procedure in this case is to send the prosecutor’s order to the People’s Assembly [Egypt’s lower house of parliament] on Saturday, so as to lift up the parliamentary immunity from the MP,” the source was quoted as...
  • Google Removes 640 Videos from YouTube Promoting Terrorism

    06/18/2012 11:32:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 7:11AM BST 18 Jun 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Google removed 640 videos from YouTube in the second half of last year amid fears they promoted terrorism. The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) made a request for five user accounts to be closed for allegedly promoting terrorism. Google agreed and deleted the 640 videos."
  • British suspected Islamic terrorist arrested in Germany

    07/06/2012 2:26:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 6:08PM BST 14 Jun 2012 | By Bruno Waterfield, Berlin
    "British suspected Islamic terrorist arrested in Germany A major German security operation targeted "dangerous" Islamist extremists in dawn raids by 850 police officers on 70 mosques, schools and homes across Germany." SNIPPET: "Hans-Peter Friedrich, Germany's interior minister, banned one Salafist network, Millatu Ibrahim, for "working against our constitutional order and against understanding between peoples". He also announced an investigation into two other networks, Dawa FFM and "The True Religion", with a view to a seeking additional bans."" SNIPPET: "Secret intelligence gathered by police and anti-terrorism officers across Europe gave "cause for concern" in Germany, Britain, France, the Netherlands and Austria,...
  • 'Pious' Salafist Caught Red-Handed in Sex Scandal

    06/14/2012 3:31:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Radical Islam ^ | 14/6/12 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Sheikh Ali Wanis, an Egyptian parliament member and prominent figure in the Nour Party—the Salafi party which preaches a return to Islam's earliest practices based on Muhammad's practices—was recently caught in a "compromising position" with a female other than his legal spouse(s). According to official reports, police found a parked car on a dark, farm road, and went to investigate it. They found a man, with the Salafi trademark beard, in an "indecent position" with a "young girl," who later was reported 19-years-old. First, the Salafi MP told police that she was his fiancé; later he claimed the teenage girl...