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Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to ISIS

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

The Nigerian Boko Haram terrorist organization has posted a video in which it pledges loyalty to the Islamic State (ISIS), which may or may not return the favor.

Boko Haram recently has copied some of the ISIS’s methods, including beheading, but the group simply may be trying to ramp up pressure on the Nigerian government.

The ISIS has become a threat beyond Iraq and Syria. Egypt last month bombed ISIS bases in Libya after the Islamic terrorists murdered nearly a dozen Egyptian Christian Copts.

Boko Haram’s 6000-man force would be an asset for ISIS if it chooses to accept Boko Haram as an ally, but a history of Islamic terrorist crazies is littered with broken agreements because no one wants to yield power.

Reports have surfaced that ISIS attracting young people from Nigeria, which would be a part of the caliphate state imagined by ISIS.

Boko Haram controls territory in northeast Nigeria, which borders Libya.

Jacob Zenn, a Jamestown Foundation expert on Boko Haram, told CNN:

Boko Haram joining the ISIS fold makes sense to both groups.  Boko Haram will get legitimacy, which will help its recruiting, funding and logistics as it expands into (French-speaking) West Africa. It will also get guidance from ISIS in media warfare and propaganda. Previously Boko Haram was a sort of outcast in the global Jihadi community. Now it is perhaps ISIS’s biggest affiliate.

ISIS gets more international legitimacy as a global caliphate.

He added that ISIS and Boko Harem last month apparently established a Twitter account that carried the video on Saturday proclaiming the Nigerian’s group loyalty to ISIS.

German Police Detain Islamists in Security Threat

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Police in the northern German city of Bremen swooped down on Islamists Friday night in the wake of reports of a planned terrorist attack at a soccer game on Sunday.

Security also has been heightened for Jews in the city.

“The Bremen police department has increased its presence in the city and stepped up protective measures in public areas,” said a Bremen police spokesman.

At least one suspect was arrested and several others were detained for questioning. Police also searched  an Islamic cultural center.

Heavily armed police were deployed at public markets and at Jewish institutions.

Fears of Islamic terror in Germany have increase recently, and police canceled a carnival parade in a northern city two weeks ago.

The Muslim population in Bremen has soared to nearly 10 percent, and the city has recognized Islam as an official religion, prompting initiatives by some Muslim groups to demand Sharia law superiority.

The port city of Bremen was an important point of transit for Jews in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in their emigration from eastern Europe to the United States. After the Holocaust, few Jews remained, but Soviet immigration later boosted the size of the Jewish population to well over 1,000.

Copenhagen Terrorist Pledged Allegiance to Islamic State

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

The terrorist who killed two people in two consecutive attacks in Copenhagen Saturday and in the pre-dawn hours Sunday pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS), IBN-CNN reported.

Omar Abdel el-Hussein had posted on his Facebook page, “I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr [ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi] in full obedience in the good and bad things. And I won’t dispute with him unless it is an outrageous disbelief.”

El-Hussein was armed with two guns when police killed him in a shoot-out after he fled the scene where he gunned down a Jewish volunteer guard at a synagogue and wounded two nearby policemen.

El-Hussein killed a Danish filmmaker in the attack on a Copenhagen café where he wanted to murder his real target, cartoonist Lars Vilks, who drew the Prophet Mohammed as a dog in 2007. Bodyguards escort Vilks wherever he goes and hustled him into the kitchen of the café when el-Hussein opened fire.

The question now remains whether two men arrested on Monday as suspected accomplices also pledged allegiance to ISIS. They have been charged with providing and disposing of el-Hussein’s murder weapon and with helping to hide him.

The Jewish Press reported here Monday that the ISIS has spawned World War III. Leftist media do not want to define it that way, and analysts are doing their best to assume Muslim terrorists are innocent of links to ISIS until proven guilty.

Foreign Policy, a widely respected and followed magazine and news website in the United States, wrote on Monday regarding el-Hussein and the ISIS:

 We still don’t know,” Rep. Adam Schiff, top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday. He said the U.S. intelligence is working with Danish authorities in the investigation.

Was there an affiliation with al Qaeda or ISIS? Was this self-radicalization? Was this a copycat of what happened in Paris?” Schiff (D-Calif.) said on This Week With George Stephanopoulos. “It’s still too early to tell.”

Now it is not.

 

France Forces City to Allow Burial of Charles Hebdo Terrorist

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

French officials overrode objections of local officials who were forced to allow a secret burial Friday night for one of the radical Islamic terrorists who murdered a dozen people at the Charles Hebdo magazine offices two weeks ago.

The mayor of the city of Reims, Arnaud Robinet, said last week he would “categorically refuse” to allow the family of Said Kouachi to bury their terrorist son in the city where he lived before police killed him and his brother.

“I don’t want a grave that serves to attract fanatics. I don’t want a place that promotes hate,” he a French radio station on Thursday.

City officials backed down in the face of orders from the national government. “Given the risk of disturbance of the peace and in order to quickly turn the page of this tragic episode, it was decided to do the burial quickly,” the city said.

The terrorist’s wife did not attend the burial because she did not want to be followed by journalists.

Two other terrorists killed by police in a gunfight following the Islamic terror spree in Paris have not yet been buried. Kouachi’s brother Cherif will be buried in his native Gennevilliers, outside Paris in an anonymous grave. City officials said they will “avoid all risk of disturbance to the peace and to preserve the town’s tranquility.”

It is not yet known what will be done with the body of Amedy Coulibaly, who killed five people, including four hostages, at a kosher market in Paris.

France still is reeling from the terror spree, trying to maintain a posture that will not offend Muslims or label all of them as radical Islamists.

A  Paris administrative court ruled that Paris police were in their rights to ban an “Islamists out of France” rally planned for Sunday.

One of the organizers, “Secular Riposte,” announced it will hold a press conference instead of a rally, but Resistance Republicaine, a co-sponsor of the banned demonstration, said it will hold anti-Islamist rallies in southern France.

Jews in France and Belgium have been thrown back 70 years to the Nazi era. French Jews prayed in a private home Friday night because they could not be guaranteed safety to worship in a synagogue.

Police in Belgium were deployed in areas that could be targeted by terrorists, especially the Jewish quarter in Antwerp.

Approximately 150 paratroopers guarded synagogues and the Jewish Museum in Brussels after Jewish schools closed their doors Friday because of warnings of possible attacks.

Belgian Jewish Schools Close Down in Fear of Terrorism

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Belgium Jewish’s schools shut down Friday, Chabad cancelled  a public Friday night dinner, and several Jews have stopped going to synagogue in the wake of Thursday’s counter-terror raid that ended with Belgian police killing two terrorists but still looking for others.

A Jewish school in Amsterdam also shut its doors Friday.

Jews fear a repeat of last week’s savage attack on a kosher deli in Paris, where four Jews were murdered and several others were held hostage until police stormed the store and ended the siege.

Belgium’s Joods Actueel reported that schools in Brussels and Antwerp were closed on Friday based on intelligence information from officials, including the Mossad, that it was “too dangerous” to allow children to go to school.

“We were informed that we are a potential target and therefore take no chances, said Isi Morsel, head of the organizing power of the largest Jewish school Jesode Hatora.

He is confident that schools will be able to re-open on Monday.

Confidence is the last thing Jews in Belgium, if not in all of Europe, have these days.

Belgian police have said that guarding Jewish’s schools does not mean they can prevent terror because they are not equipped,  with the proper weapons and training to challenge the animals from ISIS and other Islamic radical barbarians.

The director of the Rabbinical Center of Europe (RCE) thinks that perhaps Jews could take up the slack by arming themselves with guns.

RCE director Rabbi Menachem Margolin, director general of the Rabbinical Centre of Europe (RCE) and the European Jewish Association (EJA) wrote to European Union officials “We hereby ask that gun licensing laws are reviewed with immediate effect to allow designated people in the Jewish communities and institutions to own weapons for the essential protection of their communities, as well as receiving the necessary training to protect their members from potential terror attacks.”

A Jewish cartoonist was among the victims of attack by radical Islamists on the Charles Hebdo offices in Paris last week, and four Jews were gunned down in the attack on a kosher deli in Paris two days later.

And Rabbi Margolin wants to allow Jews to carry guns?

That would mean terrorists, armed with assault rifles and prepared by months of military training, would be able to add a few pistols to their arsenal after killing their Jewish victims who would barely be able to pull their pistols out of holster before being sliced by machine-gun fire.

Perhaps Rabbi Margolin thinks that Belgian Jews are in the Warsaw Ghetto and are living in underground sewers, needing guns to fight off the Nazis.

Or perhaps he thinks that fighting terrorists is like a cowboys and Indians movie.

The recent attacks in France “have revealed the urgent need to stop talking and start acting,” Rabbi Margolin wrote.”Right now Jews do not feel safe.”

Right now?

Jew in Europe felt safe last month, or last year?

Hundreds of Jews, from Israel and elsewhere, wear a hat and not a kippa in the streets of many European cities because they are afraid of being spat on, beaten, robbed and killed.

Rabbi Margolin also wrote, “People are afraid to come to synagogue. People are afraid to go to Jewish schools.”

 

“[The police] are not doing enough, for sure. We just need more. The best solution is having at least two police officers at each Jewish institution, 24 hours a day. Until that happens we need to be able to feel secure in other ways” and allowing Jews to carry guns would “allow our people to feel protected.”

He is not talking about training Jews with assault rifles and counter-terror tactics, or even a bit of karate.

Obama Had ‘No Public Schedule’ during Paris Rally

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

President Barack Obama’s official routine for Sunday was “no public schedule,” but the White House tried to explain that he did not attend the mass “I am Charlie” rally because of problems of security.

Or perhaps Obama did not attend the rally, because it might have messed up his schedule for Monday, which consisted of receiving the daily presidential briefing, speaking at the Federal Trade Commission on plans to tackle identity theft, and honoring the NBA champions, the San Antonio Spurs.

Facing stiff criticism for the absence of a senior American official, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest admitted Monday, “We should have sent someone with a higher profile to be there.”

He explained that security arrangements could not have been completed satisfactorily. Questioned by Fox News why security was good enough for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and other foreign officials to participate in the rally, Earnest said that each country has its own standards of security.

However, he was not able to explain the absence of Attorney General Eric Holder, who was attending a security summit meeting at the time of the rally.

Kerry re-arranged his schedule so he could travel to Paris later this week and put a check next to the sentence, “I was in Paris to express solidarity with the war on Islamic terror.”

Concerning his decision to change his schedule on Sunday and fly to Paris for the rally, Kerry stated, “I would have personally very much wanted to have been [in Paris] but couldn’t do so because of the commitment that I had here and it is important to keep these kinds of commitments.”

Instead, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, a former State Dept. spokeswoman, marched in the rally in Washington, while the U.S. Ambassador to France, Jane Hartley, was at the Paris rally.

‘Israel is Charlie’ [video]

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

The bodies of Four French Jews who were gunned down by radical Islamist terrorists last week arrived at Ben Gurion Airport before dawn Tuesday morning, and their burials will begin at noon at the Har HaMenuchot cemetery in the Givat Shaul neighborhood in Jerusalem.

They were murdered at Paris’ HyperCacher store and are Yoav Hattab, 21, a student and son of Tunis’ chief rabbi;

Philippe Braham, 45, the father of four children and another child who is buried at the cemetery;

Yohan Cohen, 22, who worked at the store; and

Francois-Michel Saada, 64, who is retired and the father of two children.

Thirteen others survived the massacre that capped three days of terror by radical Islamists.

Eulogies were held in Bnei Brak, and the bodies are on their way to Jerusalem.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. President Reuven Rivlin and Opposition leader Yitzchak Herzog, as well as other officials, will attend the burials.

A French government minister will represent the country.

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