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January 26, 2015 / 6 Shevat, 5775
 
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Muslims Burn French Flag on the Temple Mount [video]

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Hundreds of Israeli and Palestinian Authority Muslims used the sacred Temple Mount Friday to burn the French flag in protest of the Charles Hebdo satirical magazine caricature this week of the Prophet Mohammed.

The cartoon depicts him crying over the murders of 12 people at the magazine’s office and shows a banner proclaiming, “All is forgiven.”

While Muslims in Jerusalem protested by burning the French flagon the Temple Mount, their brethren in Asia, Africa and Europe set fire to churches and raided shops run by Christians in Niger, attacked police n Algiers and Jordan, and burned the French flag in Pakistan.

It no longer is the “occupation” and the “Zionist enemy” that are the targets of angry Muslims.

The burning of the French flag on the holy site of the Temple Mount, as a response to the attack on Charles Hebdo journalists, has exposed, once again, that a large number of Israeli and Palestinian Authority Muslims act in the name of religion and not for a Palestinian Authority state.

The protesters on Friday screamed:

Burn it burn it! ….. in the cause of God. Allah the greatest. Prophet Mohammed is our leader forever.

God. Allah. The Prophet Mohammed.

Everything is in the name of God, but President Barack Obama and his counterpart in France don’t see it that way.

The French government last week continued to placate Muslims. President Françoise Holland declared, that Muslims were “the first victims of fanaticism, fundamentalism and intolerance.”

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls had a  bit more common sense and said that France is  in “a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity.”

That is more than President Barack Obama can admit.

He was careful not use the “M” word when he denounced the attacks in France and said:

The fact that this was an attack on journalists, attack on our free press, also underscores the degree to which these terrorists fear freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

But the one thing that I’m very confident about is that the values that we share with the French people, a belief — a universal belief in the freedom of expression, is something that can’t be silenced because of the senseless violence of the few.

White House  Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that radical Islam was not mentioned because “these terrorists are individuals who would like to cloak themselves in the veil of a particular religion.”

Obama’s position suggests that if a Muslim kills anyone in a terrorist attack, he is not acting as a Muslim.

And does the president think that any Muslim who burns the French flag in the name of Allah is not acting as a Muslim?

Last Edition of Charlie Hebdo Magazine Selling for $600 on eBay

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

The most recent issue of the French satirical magazine Charles Hebdo is being offered on eBay for up to $600 while the not-yet-released edition for this week is going for four-figure numbers.

The terrorist attack on the magazine’s offices has made the recent edition a collector’s item. Among the 12 people killed in the murders were Jewish cartoonist Georges Wolinski and Charles Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier.

Other Charles Hebdo memorabilia sold on eBay are T-shirts, coffee mugs, pens and stickers, all of them bearing the “Je Suis Charlie” motto.

The magazine usually prints 60,000 copies, but the magazine is printing 3 million copies for this week’s edition, which features a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed weeping over the murders and saying “All is forgiven.”

The satirical publication frequently carries cartoons mocking Mohammed, and Charles Hebdo’s attorney Richard Malka said more caricatures of Mohammed will be featured in this week’s edition.

“We will not give in otherwise all this won’t have meant anything,” he told France Info radio. “Humor without self-deprecation isn’t humor. We mock ourselves, politicians, religions, it’s a state of mind you need to have.

“The Charlie state of mind is the right to blaspheme.

“We have never criticized a Jew because he’s a Jew, a Muslim because he’s a Muslim or a Christian because he’s a Christian. But you can say anything you like, the worst horrors – and we do – about Christianity, Judaism and Islam, because behind the nice slogans, that’s the reality of Charlie Hedbo.”

French Muslims Students Refused to Stand in Memory of Terror Victims

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Many Muslims students in several French classrooms refused to stand up and participate on Sunday in a ceremonial minute of silence in memory of the victims in three murder sprees by radical Islamists in Paris last week.

Several Muslim students who had the decency to stand in solidarity against Islamic terror paid for their humanity by being beaten up by fellow Muslims.

Students in one 6th-grade class, referring to a cartoon linking the Prophet Mohammed with Islamic terror, told their teacher, “But you do not understand the Prophet [Mohammed]; they should not have to draw it.”

One student said, “I’m for those who killed [the victims],” Le Figaro reported, and a Muslim elementary school student said, “They had it coming.”

Approximately 80 percent of Muslim students in one class refused to stand in silence, and several of them suggested conspiracy theories to reject the idea that Muslims carried out the murders.

A radio call-in show broadcast comments by teachers that most Muslim students said they are loyal to Islam above allegiance to French values of equality and freedom.

An anti-Muslim backlash also has been noticeable in France, with several mosque desecrated in more than a dozen cities. However, the refusal of Muslim students to condemn the murders of four Jews at a kosher deli, and the slaughter at the offices of the satirical Charles Hebdo magazine underlined the problem for French President Françoise Hollande to convince citizens not to link Islamic terror with Islam.

A large number of Muslims stood with Jews and Christians at the rally, but the glaring difference between them and the rebellious Muslim students is age.

It is very reassuring to read foreign wire service reports that a 60-year-old Muslim shopkeeper stood at the rally with a hip Jewish singer, but many Muslims against terror are scared of the radical fundamentalists, most of them in the younger generation.

“I didn’t want to leave the house, I was mostly scared of retaliation,” said “Mohammed,” a secular Muslim.

Anti-Semitism, often expressed by anti-Zionism, is so deep and widespread that some Muslim leaders refused to attend Sunday’s solidarity rally because Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman attended.

The Committee against Islamophobia termed the Israeli leaders as “criminals.”

Below, French teachers tell a French radio show, with English sub-titles, what their Muslim students think of standing up against Islamic terror.

CNN Offers $10K Reward For Positive Stories Of Islamists

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Originally posted at PreOccupied Territory - This article is  Satire

Atlanta, January 10 – In the interest of journalistic balance, the international news giant Cable News Network announced today it would pay $10,000 to individuals who submitted stories, or leads that produced stories, that cast Islamists in a positive light. The offer is intended to counteract the impression that viewers might otherwise form of violent Islamic terrorists.

A notice on the CNN website Saturday asked visitors to submit such stories or leads to its Middle East editor Deborah Rayner via e-mail or Twitter (@cnni), with relevant contact information and, if possible, links to multiple sources regarding the stories. The notice, which was up for only half an hour, explained that if a given story were eventually published on the site or aired on the cable network, the user who submitted the initial lead would receive a $10,000 prize.

CNN decided to issue the offer in keeping with its longstanding policy of offsetting every negative report about Islamists with a kinder, gentler image of the movement and its adherents. In recent months, however, such stories have proved hard to come by, especially this week with a series of bloody attacks in France.

The policy is an extension of a standing offer of a $25,000 reward for the submission of stories involving brutal Jewish settlers in the West Bank. That policy itself grew out of an earlier program that began in the late 1980’s, under which each news item involving negative behavior by Muslims required regional editors to produce at least 3 negative stories about Jews.

The network decided to remove the notice after receiving a single story more than eight thousand times, a tale of selflessness that allegedly took place in Aleppo, Syria, during this past week’s snowstorms, but has been difficult to corroborate. No other leads were submitted, says Ms. Rayner. “We’re still open to receiving such leads via our Twitter account,” she noted, “but the special e-mail address we had set up for this purpose is no longer active.” In addition to the thousands of effectively identical messages from hopeful users, she added, in its brief lifetime the account attracted upwards of 50,000 spam messages.

CNN’s approach differs sharply from rival network Fox News, which has pointedly ignored dozens, if not hundreds of instances of Muslims condemning the recent attacks, while the network’s anchors and reporters decry the silence of Muslims in the face of such violence in their name.

This article is Satire.

‘Honorable Imam, You Bear Responsibility Before Allah’

Friday, January 9th, 2015

A bare two weeks before radical Islamist terrorists calmly emptied the clips of their AK-47 assault rifles into the bodies of 12 journalists at the Paris-based Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly magazine, Egypt’s president warned clerics at the Al Azhar Islamic Center of the urgent need to combat extremist ideology.

In his speech delivered at the centuries-old worldwide center for Islamic studies, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi called on the imams to “revolutionize” Islam.

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Excerpts of the president’s address were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) in Washington, DC.

“I would like to reiterate that we are not doing enough with regard to true religious discourse,” the president stated. “The problem has never been with our faith. Perhaps the problem lies in ideology, and this ideology is sanctified among us. I am talking about religious discourse that is in keeping with its times.

“… I am addressing the religious scholars and clerics. We must take a long, hard look at the current situation. I have talked about this several times in the past. We must take a long, hard look at the situation we are in. It is inconceivable that the ideology we sanctify should make our entire nation a source of concern, danger, killing, and destruction all over the world. It is inconceivable that this ideology…

“I am referring not to “religion,” but to “ideology” – the body of ideas and texts that we have sanctified in the course of centuries, to the point that challenging them has become very difficult. “It has reached the point that [this ideology] is hostile to the entire world. Is it conceivable that 1.6 billion [Muslims] would kill the world’s population of seven billion, so that they could live [on their own]? This is inconceivable.

“I say these things here, at Al-Azhar, before religious clerics and scholars. May Allah bear witness on Judgment Day to the truth of your intentions, regarding what I say to you today.

“You cannot see things clearly when you are locked [in this ideology]. You must emerge from it and look from outside, in order to get closer to a truly enlightened ideology. You must oppose it with resolve. Let me say it again: We need to revolutionize our religion. “Honorable Imam [the Grand Sheik of Al-Azhar], you bear responsibility before Allah. The world in its entirety awaits your words, because the Islamic nation is being torn apart, destroyed, and is heading to perdition. We ourselves are bringing it to perdition.”

For the first time ever, Coptic Christians were honored with a visit from the nation’s leader at Christmas mass, as President el-Sisi visited Cairo’s Abbasiya Cathedral on the holy day. El-Sisi congratulated the small Coptic community on the occasion of the holiday earlier this week, and said in a brief address that all Egyptians are as “one hand.”

 

French Police Still Searching for 3 Terrorists

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

French police are still searching for the 3 Islamic terrorists who opened fire in the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, killing 12 people, including 2 policemen and an editor and cartoonist at the magazine. Four other people have been critically injured.

The three terrorists swapped cars after the attack, stealing another car for their getaway.

A witness who spoke to the terrorists before the attack and let them into the building, said they spoke perfect French and they said they were from Al Qaida.

The woman was there with her child, and they threatened to kill them if she didn’t let them into the building. The woman and her daughter hid under a table during the attack.

The terrorists asked for some of their victims by name.

Other witnesses to the attack said they heard them yell, “We’ve avenged the honor of the prophet” and “Allah hu Achbar.”

The terrorists have been described as clearly having professional military training.

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE — 12 Killed in Paris Terror Attack, 3 Islamic Gunmen On the Loose [video]

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Twelve people have been killed and 10 – 15 people wounded, 5 of whom seriously wounded (4 critically) in a terrorist attack in the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satire magazine on boulevard Richard-Lenoir in Paris (Paris XI).

The terrorists entered the office and asked for specific victims by name. Reports indicate the terrorists were well trained and professionals.

Two policemen have been killed among the 11.

Three gunman committed the terror attack, shooting Kalashnikov rifles. They swapped cars during their escape.

Witnesses say they heard the shooters say, “We’ve avenged the honor of the prophet!” according to Sky News.

According to Le Figaro, the gunman are on the run after a shootout with policemen.

A pedestrian has been injured by the terrorist’s vehicle, and there has been a second shootout, according to Le Figaro.

Paris is now at the highest alert level.

The magazine has published anti-ISIS and Prophet Mohammed cartoons in the past.

The following is the most recent cartoon tweeted by Charlie Hebdo:

A recently published cartoon by Charlie Hebdo criticizing the leader of the Islamic state, Al-Baghdadi.

A recently published cartoon by Charlie Hebdo criticizing the leader of the Islamic state, Al-Baghdadi.

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On January 1st, arsonist set a fire to a Paris synagogue and painted swastikas on the walls of the shul.

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