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UPDATE: 3 Muslims Shot at Zurich Islamic Center, Close to Main Railway Station

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Three men were wounded Monday evening after a man stormed into the Zurich Islamic Center and opened fire on worshipers praying in the mosque.

The wounded were ages 30, 35, and 56, according to Zurich city police, who told Reuters that two of the three were seriously wounded.

The building is situated close to the main railway station in Switzerland’s financial capital.

The suspect, a man around 30 years old according to witnesses, managed to escape, wearing dark clothing and a dark wool cap.

The center is used as a mosque, often by Somalis, according to people at the scene.

Two-thirds of the Swiss population, some 8.3 million residents, identifies as Christian. But at least five percent of the population identifies itself as Muslim.

Hana Levi Julian

Beyond the Matrix – Sudan: The Rise of an Islamic Caliphate [audio]

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Ira and Rod are once again joined by their new expert on International security and foreign policy, Jerry Gordon. The discussion revolves around the leader of Sudan who is attempting to build once again a “Caliphate,” like the one attempted by the messianic figure known as “The Mahdi” in 19th Century Sudan. The guys also talk to Jerry about how the present U.S. administration has dealt with this problem, and what challenges face the new Trump administration with this rising threat, as well as identifying the other players in this very dangerous game.

Beyond the Matrix 06Dec2016 – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

Exclusive Report on Israeli-Syrian Border: Islamic State’s West Syrian Branch Attack on IDF

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Israel was still busy battling wildfires across the country when the Islamic State’s west Syrian branch, Jaysh Khaled Ibn al-Walid (formerly known as the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade), engaged the Israeli Defense Forces in a battle on the Golan Heights for the first time.

At 8:30 a.m. Sunday, ISIS operatives opened fire at a Golani Brigade patrol of the IDF near Avnei Eitan on the southern Golan Heights in north-east Israel.

The IDF soldiers had crossed the border fence to conduct an “ambush operation” while remaining within Israeli territory when they were fired upon by ISIS terrorists on the other side of the border.

The soldiers returned fire but then came under attack from mortar shells.

At that point, the Israeli Air Force intervened and a drone targeted the four terrorists with a missile while they tried to flee in a truck with a heavy machine gun on top of it.

IDF spokesman Col. Peter Lerner said that “it was a short exchange” and called it “productive,” meaning the four ISIS terrorists were killed.

On Monday morning, the Israeli Air Force again targeted the Jaysh Khaled Ibn al-Walid brigade, named after Muhammad’s top general, Khaled Ibn al-Walid, who lived in the seventh century and died in a battle in Syria.

This time an abandoned U.N. Disengagement Observer Force compound that ISIS used as an operations center was bombed to bits with no fewer than 10 2,200-pound bombs.

“This is an additional response to yesterday’s attack, and it is aimed at preventing the terrorists from returning to the installation which poses a significant threat,” an IDF statement read.

The Israeli army said the former UNDOF compound was the base from which the four terrorists had departed prior to their attack on the Golani patrol.

Analysts and pundits in Israel were quick to point out that the attack by the ISIS branch was not the beginning of a war between Israel and the Islamic State and that the reason for the attack was an internal feudISIS’ crumbling caliphate, a reaction to an Israeli provocation, or even an operational error.

Ha’aretz military affairs analyst Amos Harel went as far as suggesting that the Syrian border area had been quiet and claimed that “militias keep the border quiet and keep the extremist rebels away, above all the Al-Qaida-linked group formerly known as the Nusra Front.”

The reality is somewhat different, however.

The Syrian army, together with Iranian-backed Shiite militias, is working to retake the Kuneitra province while the Islamist rebel groups on the Israeli-Syrian border are increasingly cooperating.

Two weeks ago, Jabhat Fatah al-Sham — formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra, an Islamist rebel group that was affiliated with al-Qaida but decided to go it alone this year — together with other Islamist rebels, launched a massive attack on the Druze village of Khader just across the Israeli border near Magdal Shams on the northern Golan Heights.

Hassan Fagredin, a Druze political activist from Magdal Shams, told Western Journalism that nine Druze fighters and 50 Islamist rebels had died in the battle.

He partly confirmed a NOW Lebanon report of Nov. 14 that said a large battle had taken place between the Syrian army and its allies and a Jabhat Fatah al-Sham-led Islamist coalition that tried to overtake Khader, one of the three Bashar al-Assad strongholds near the Israeli border.

Fagredin, who said he has remained loyal to al-Assad because the Syrian dictator is the only one who guarantees the safety of the Druze minority in Syria, asserted that the Syrian army now has the upper hand in the protracted battle against the Islamist rebel groups in the border area.

The Druze activist suggested the ISIS attack on Israel could have been related to the anger in Syria over Israel’s activities on the Golan Heights, where existing communities will be expanded on a large scale and where plans exist to build new villages.

Fagredin said there have been more battles recently between al-Assad’s army and the rebels in the border area with Israel.

This was also confirmed by foreign journalists at the Kuneitra observation post some 10 miles from Magdal Shams.

The reporters told Western Journalism they had witnessed how the al-Assad alliance had recently attacked rebel positions near the abandoned UNDOF base at Kuneitra.

By using binoculars one could see the bombed-out buildings near the U.N. compound on the Syrian side of the border, they said.

The pro-al-Assad coalition is reportedly also laying siege on rebel-held towns in Kuneitra province while the Islamist rebels frequently fire rockets and mortar shells on government-controlled towns in the region.

In September, the Islamist coalition made another attempt to stop the advances of the pro-al-Assad coalition, but the offensive ended in an abysmal failure, according to Al Masdar News.

The latest spillover of the Syrian civil war into Israel comes a year after the pro-al-Assad coalition launched a major offensive that was expected to have ended in a victory over the Islamist rebels in Kuneitra.

However, the situation on the ground shows that al-Assad might need the sort of offensive that is currently taking place in Aleppo (Halab) to realize his goal on the Golan Heights.

As Western Journalism reported in September, the Islamist groups in the area of the Israeli border are increasingly cooperating, and some of them have sworn allegiance to the Islamic State.

The battles for control over Khader and Kuneitra show the Islamist coalition is far from defeated and could pose a long-term danger to Israel.

The IDF, meanwhile, is preparing for more incidents like the one that occurred Sunday as a massive drill involving Merkava tanks and armored vehicles a few miles from the Kuneitra observation post showed Monday.

Yochanan Visser

Islamic Movement Officials Arrested

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

By Andrew Friedman/TPS

Shin Bet and Israel Police filed indictments in the Nazareth District Court Sunday against four men charged with funding and supporting Mourabition activities and with involvement in a banned organization. The security agencies also said that several senior officials of the Islamic Movement have been detained in recent months.

Members of the Mourabitoun and Marabitaat were paid to harass Jews on the Temple Mount.

The arrests follow a government decision in November, 2015 to ban the Islamic Movement, a move which led to the closure of a long list of institutions associated with the Movement, including the Mourabitoun and Marabitaat.

On Sunday, the Shin Bet said in a statement that violent activities of the Mourabitoun and Marabitaat on the Temple Mount endangered the safety of visitors to the site and caused tensions and violence to be raised, in addition to the violation of Israel’s sovereignty at the site.

The arrested include:

– Khichmat Fahim Mustafa Na’amna of Araba – Yahiye Mahmed Mahmoud Sutri of Nazareth – Abd el-Carim Mohammed abd-elKader Kareem of Kfar Kanna – Ismail Diab Mahmoud L’hoani of Araba The four men worked to preserve the Al-Mourabitouns’ work even after they were made illegal. Six more people, who are accused of being Mourabitoun leaders in the north, were also detained.

The Shin Bet said interrogations revealed the the accused were involved in an active network of fundraising and payments, including transportation to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount from all around Israel.

The interrogations also focused on Arab residents of Jerusalem and of the south, who are suspected of transferring money to the Mourabitoun.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Israel Expands Crackdown on Islamic Movement

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

By Michael Bachner/TPS

Israeli security forces on Thursday raided and shut down several institutions in Nazareth and Umm al-Fahm affiliated with the Islamic Movement in Israel. An administrative order was issued by the Defense Ministry at the recommendation of the Shin Bet.

Israel outlawed the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in November 2015, and recently expanded the closure order to include institutions affiliated with, but not necessarily owned by, the movement. The group calls for replacing Israel with an Islamic caliphate and does not recognize the legitimacy of government institutions.

Targeted institutions include news website Qpress and the ‘Supreme Council in Support of Jerusalem and al-Aqsa.’ Israel has restricted the activities of activists associated with those initiatives, and has frozen bank accounts valued at hundreds of thousands of shekels (at least tens of thousands of US dollars) connected to the institutions.

“These institutions are the ideological successors of the Islamic Movement’s northern branch,” read a statement by the Shin Bet. “Their activities escalate tensions around the Temple Mount and contribute to the frequent riots at the site. This compromises the safety of visitors and harms Israeli sovereignty over the compound.”

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem is Judaism’s holiest site, though Jewish access to the site is severely restricted. Muslims, who refer to it as Haram al-Sharif or as the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, consider the site the third-holiest.

The Shin Bet said that Qpress recently called on Muslims to ramp up their presence on the Mount in order to clash with security forces and “disrupt order at the site.”

The organization has led a campaign for the last 20 years claiming that ‘al-Aqsa is in danger’, a century old charge that Israel is intending to demolish the 8th Century mosque located on the Mount, as well as the golden Dome of the Rock, the 7th Century shrine at the center of the complex. The Northern Movement sponsored an annual convocation on the issue from 1996-2015, but the 2016 convention was canceled because the movement had been outlawed.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Temple Mount Closed to Jews On the Eve of Rosh Hashana, Due to Minor Islamic Holiday

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Israel Police have announced that the Temple Mount will be closed to Jews this coming Sunday, the eve of Rosh Hashana.

Temple Mount activists condemned the decision, which they called another “surrender to the terrorists.”

A police notice tacked on the door to the Temple Mount Thursday morning said: “As is done each year, the Temple Mount will be closed to visitors on Rosh Hashana HaHajira, the Al-Hijra (1Muharram) New Year’s Day.

Al-Hijra, marks the Hegira in 622 CE, when the prophet Mohammed, founder of Islam, moved from Mecca to Medina and established the first Islamic state, marking the beginning of Islam as a monotheistic community.

It is celebrated as the Islamic New Year, but doesn’t rate as high as the two major religious festivals on the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. According to the BBC, there are no specific religious rituals required on this day.

Nevertheless, this coming Sunday evening also marks the start of the Jewish new year and is the second holiest day on the Hebrew calendar, surpassed only by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, 10 days later.

Jews consider this a time of sanctification, rededication and renewal. For the Israeli government to decide to close the holiest site in all Judaism to Jews on this day, in deference to Muslim sensitivities, is a grave move indeed.

It is important to note, however, that the Temple Mount will be open to allow Jews to visit during the Rosh Hashana holiday itself, during regular visiting hours.

Israeli Knesset members and government ministers are not allowed to ascend to the Temple Mount at any time whatsoever, under a directive of the prime minister.

Hana Levi Julian

The New Islamic Funders of UNRWA

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

{Originally posted to the Israel Behind the News Website}

Until very recently, the main funders of UNRWA were the member states of the UN.

Now, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), a  bank with nefarious connections is listed as one of the funders of UNRWA on the new chart of donors issued by UNRWA. The full list of UNRWA funders appears at: http://israelbehindthenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2015-ranking-of-countries-making-contributions-to-UNWRA.pdf

The  Islamic Development Bank (IDB), is made up of 5 groups:

  • The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit
  • The Islamic Research & Training Institute
  • The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation
  • The Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development
  • Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector

The stated purpose of the bank:

“Foster economic development and social progress of member countries and Muslim communities individually as well as jointly in accordance with the principles of Shari’ah Law”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3AIslamic_Development_Bank

Now for the history…

“An article by Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa A. Lappen reported that in 2001 the Islamic Development Bank transferred $538 million raised by Saudi and Gulf royal telethons to support families of Palestinian suicide bombers and the cause of the Palestinian intifada.[16] On August 1, 2001 Dr Ahmad Muhammad Ali, a Saudi academic and president of the Islamic Development Bank, reportedly said during an interview with Asharq al-Awsat: “There was no delay in paying financial assistance to the families of Palestinian martyrs…We have started paying them soon after receiving the money.”[

Dr Ali had previously declared that IDB was responsible for the smooth functioning of al-Quds Intifada Fund and al-Aqsa Fund, both established during an Arab summit in Cairo in October 2000. According to the final communiqué of the summit, “Al-Quds Intifadah Fund will have a capital of 200 million dollars to be allocated for disbursement to the families of Palestinian martyrs fallen in the Intifadah.”

http://en.europenews.dk/Jihad-Economics-and-Islamic-Banking-78871.html

And the IDB has done just that. Between 1975 to 2005, the IDB approved over $50 billion in funding to Muslim countries,22 ostensibly to develop their economic and educational infrastructures, but effected little regional economic impact. Its educational efforts, however, paid huge yields—via the rapid and significant spread of radical Islam worldwide. Moreover, in 2001 alone, the IDB transferred $538 million23 raised publicly by Saudi and Gulf royal telethons to support the Palestinian intifada and families of Palestinian suicide bombers. The IDB has also channeled UN funds to Hamas, as documented by bank records discovered in the West Bank and Gaza. Yet, the IDB received UN observer status in 2007.24

According to a 1991 U.S. Library of Congress report on Sudan, the IDB also supported Faisal Islamic Bank, established in 1977 under Sudan’s Faisal Islamic Bank Act by Saudi prince Muhammad ibn Faisal Al Saud and managed by local Muslim Brotherhood members and their party, the National Islamic Front.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/220424/bank-intifada-join-un-anne-bayefsky

Back in August of 2001, Ahmad Muhammad Ali, president of the bank, was questioned by the publication Asharq Al-Awsat about payments to the Palestinian Authority for the sake of carrying out the intifada. Ali told the publication that “there was no delay in paying financial assistance to the families of Palestinian martyrs,” assuring it, “We have started paying them soon after receiving the money.”

An Arab Summit in Cairo in late October of 2000 created two funds, the Al-Quds Intifadah Fund and the Al-Aqsa Fund. According to Ali, the IDB is responsible “for the smooth functioning of the two funds.” The final communiqué of the summit made no attempt to conceal the purpose of the funds: “the Al-Quds Intifadah Fund will have a capital of 200 million dollars to be allocated for disbursement to the families of Palestinian martyrs fallen in the Intifadah.”

Saudi funds which originate in the Jeddah based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) reach the Palestinian Authority Treasury Department via Account 98 of the Saudi Development Fund (SDF). All funds for Prince Salman Ibn Abd Al-Aziz’s Popular Committee for Assisting the Palestinian Mujahideen go directly to the PLO, while Prince Nayef’s funds from the Support Committee for the Al-Quds Intifada and Al-Aqsa Fund go to the Palestinian Authority. (MEMRI- http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/902.htm)

Prelim Vision of Future leadership-http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/case_docs/1117.pdf

(containing “apparatus” or legs of the brotherhood.)

An explanatory Memorandum- http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/20.pdf (reference to all the organizations and plan to unify them and move the agenda forward.)

http://www.globalmbwatch.com/2007/09/13/more-disingenuous-statements-from-isna/

http://acdemocracy.org/tithing-for-terrorists/

Moreover, in 2001 alone, the IDB transferred $538 million raised publicly by Saudi and Gulf royal telethons to support the Palestinian Intifada and families of Palestinian suicide bombers. The IDB has also channeled U.N. funds to Hamas, as documented by bank records discovered in the West Bank and Gaza. And yet the IDB received U.N. observer status in 2007.

David Bedein

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