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Gaza Exporting Terrorists to Syria

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Originally published at the Gatestone Institute.

The Gaza Strip has begun exporting terrorists to other countries. If the terrorists are not stopped, they will start showing up in European capitals and probably cities in the United States.

In contrast to claims by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas leaderships to the effect that the Palestinians are not taking sides in the Syrian conflict, Palestinians are indeed involved in the fighting.

The Palestinians who are heading to Syria have been told their ultimate mission is to liberate Palestine “from the river to the sea.” Once they get rid of Assad, they are told, they will move to their next station — Jordan. From there, their jihad will take them to Israel, where they and their friends in Jabhat al-Nusra, “The Support Front,” hope to create a pan-Islamic state ruled by Sharia laws.

According to Palestinian sources in the Gaza Strip, in the past few weeks alone, dozens of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip headed to Syria through Turkey to join various radical organizations engaged in the fighting against the army of Bashar al-Assad.

Many of these Palestinians have fallen in love with Jabhat al-Nusra, a group recently designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. and, according to reports in the Arab media, believed to be responsible for some of the massacres against Syrian civilians.

The organization consists of hundreds, if not thousands, of Muslim fundamentalists from several Arab and Islamic countries. Its declared goal is to topple the Assad regime and create an Islamic state.

The Palestinian men who are heading to Syria belong to Salafi and other radical Islamist groups that have been operating in the Gaza Strip over the past few years. Some are also former Hamas members who broke away from the Islamist movement under the pretext that it was too “moderate.”

Abu al-Ayna al-Ansari, the leader of one of the Salafi groups in the Gaza Strip, revealed that in recent weeks at least two Palestinians were killed in the fighting in Syria: Mohamed Kunaita, 32, and Nidal al-Eshi, 23.

More than 1,000 Palestinians, most of them from the Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus, have been killed in the past few months during the fighting between the rebels and Assad’s army.

The camp has been under daily attacks by the Syrian army ever since terrorists belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra and other Islamist groups found shelter among the Palestinian residents.

The Gaza Strip is swarming with radical Islamist groups whose goal is to destroy Israel and the U.S. Most of these groups emerged after the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005 and the Hamas takeover of the coastal region two years later.

The Hamas government, which feels threatened by these groups, has failed to stop them from exporting terrorists to neighboring countries. The Egyptian authorities have also been unsuccessful in preventing Palestinian jihadis from entering Sinai, which has become a major base for Muslim terrorists.

The cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, which was reached after Operations Pillars of Defense three months ago, has left members of various terror groups unemployed.

Now that the jihadis in the Gaza Strip have nothing to do, such as fire rockets at Israel, they have started searching for other places to carry out their terror attacks. They have found no better place than Syria to start sending their men to join some of the radical Islamist organizations fighting against Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

The U.S. and Western countries would do well to pay serious attention; Syria is not where this trend will stop.

Originally published at the Gatestone Institute, under the title, “Palestinians Exporting Terrorists to Syria,” February 27, 2013.

Egypt’s Islamists Obsessed not Only With Power, but Sex too

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Egypt’s Islamists have been exhibiting a relentless control over their country. First with President Morsi’s granting to himself sweeping powers, then enforcing a constitution that eliminates the opposition and isolates religious minorities and then by harassing the media with a court ruling that imposes a month-long suspension on YouTube. Their lust for power is apparently not their only vice; evidence suggests they are also obsessed with sex and controlling women’s bodies.

The Arabic website of the Russian state news channel , Russia Today, reported for example, that the Consular General of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Khirat Al-Shatir, had married a 21-year-old Syrian model through an “unofficial marriage decree,” known in Egypt as “Orfi.”

Orfi marriage, according to the report, is a marriage documented only by a mere non-government-registered hand-written marriage decree, which in effect, gives the husband sexual privileges with his young Syrian wife while securing for her none of the rights of marriage.  According to the “decree,” Al-Shatir paid the young model one million U.S. Dollars as a dowry to confirm that “any offspring resulting from this reunion will become a legitimate heir to Al-Sahtir’s wealth,” thereby excluding the wife herself from inheritance.

According to the Muslim Brotherhood’s hierarchy, Al-Shatir is president Morsi’s leader and Murshid or “Guidance-provider.”

In June 2012, a Salafist parliament member Ali Wanees was arrested along with a young woman for indecent exposure in a car. An audio recording of the incident was leaked to the Egyptian media.  In the recoding, a police officer can be heard ranting “I swear to almighty God I would have thought she was his daughter.” While the young woman kept exclaiming, “He was going to marry me…he was going to marry me!”

Wanees belongs to a group which calls for the implementation of Sharia law, according to which, he should be stoned to death for committing adultery. Nonetheless, his Salafist followers in the Egyptian government have not been calling for him to be punished according to Sharia.

Furthermore, some of Egypt’s top Islamists officials have been making sexist statements to the media. In September 2012, Salah Abdul Maksoud, Egypt’s Information Minister and member of the Muslim Brotherhood, was interviewed by Palestinian-Syrian TV anchor, Zeina Yazji. As Yazji began asking questions, Maksoud commented, “I hope your questions are not as hot as you are!” Maksoud is in charge of Egypt’s state media and oversees the government’s public image.

In February of this year, Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kindil, also a Muslim Brotherhood member, was asked on television about the economic conditions of rural areas. He failed to address the economic woes, but did say, “I know the Egyptian rural area of Bani Sweif, women there are so ignorant that they breast-feed their babies without cleaning their breasts causing the babies to have diarrhoea,” adding, “women in Bani Sweif who go out to bathe in public ponds get raped too.” While Kindil’s off-point responses resulted in the secular opposition movement seeking to sue him for his demeaning comments, there are no signs that his boss, Morsi, is unhappy with him.

Egypt’s Islamists’ sex-obsession even extends to Egyptian men.  Take the case of Bassem Youssef, dubbed Egypt’s Jon Stewart with his political comedy show “El Bernameg.”  Youssef has been a fearless critic of the ruling Islamists in Egypt.  As a result, Youssef has come under a ruthless defamation campaign by the Islamists.  One of those is Abu Islam– a Salafist preacher and a TV anchor on Al-Omah Islamist television.

Abu Islam publically addressed Bassem Youssef in his “religious” show which is watched regularly by the average Egyptian household.  Abu Islam told Youssef he was “so pretty he had to wear a Burkka,” because “you are prettier than women with your hairless face”.  In Egyptian culture, these comments are a subliminal indication that Bassem Youssef was to be sexually pursed by men.  As Abu Islam put it, “We [men] are not allowed to look at your pretty face according to Sharia.”

To further insult Youssef, Abu Islam even spoke about female genitalia in details and mentioned Youssef’s wife: “Do you know what a **** is Bassem? I am sure you know; it is the little thing right above your wife’s genitalia.”

Muslim Killings in the US: Jihad or Criminality?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

A recent spate of killings in the United States of non-Muslims by Muslims has gone unnoticed by the major media. Here are four cases I know of:

Feb. 5Yusuf Ibrahim, 27, Egyptian born and living in Jersey City, stands accused of shooting, then cutting off the heads and hands of two Copts, Hanny F. Tawadros and Amgad A. Konds, and burying them in Buena Vista Township, New Jersey. He is charged with two counts of murder and with desecrating human remains. He is also wanted for a Sep. 20, 2012, armed robbery in Jersey City in which a victim was shot in the foot.

Feb. 18Ali Syed, 20, of Ladera Ranch, Calif., went on a shooting rampage in Southern California, killing Courtney Aoki, Mel Edwards, and Jeremy Lewis, then committed suicide. The Orange County Sheriff’s spokesman, Jim Amormino, said Syed, described as an unemployed part-time student at Saddleback College who lived with his parents and a loner who “spent a lot of time alone in his room playing video games,” left “no evidence, no note, nothing that would explain this very bizarre, violent behavior.”

Feb. 21Ammar Asim Faruq Harris, 26, killed three people on the Las Vegas Strip and fled, is called armed and dangerous. He apparently got into an argument with, Ken Cherry, shot Cherry as Cherry was driving, which led to a collision that killed a taxi driver and his passenger. Harris has a long criminal record that includes kidnapping, sexual assault, and robbery.

Additionally, although the murder took place on July 31, 2012, only at his court hearing on Feb. 21 did public attention focus on Ali Salim, 44, a medical doctor born in Pakistan and living in New Albany, Ohio, who is accused of raping and killing nine months’ pregnant Deanna Ballman, 23, by injecting her with a lethal dose of heroin. He is charged with two counts of murder (Ballman and her unborn baby) as well as rape, felonious assault, corrupting another with drugs, kidnapping, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

Comments: Because the media, law enforcement, and elected officials are so reluctant to give out information about the attackers’ religion, much less their motives, it’s basically impossible to tell from the outside if they represent a wave of jihadi attacks by Islamists or are just a bunch of criminals who happen to be Muslim, or a bit of both. (For documentation of this pattern, see both my article “Denying [Islamist] Terrorism” and the follow-up blog, “More Incidents of Denying Islamist Terrorism.”) The most the media will concede is in the Ibrahim case, that “Privately some wonder if it had something to do with the victims’ [Christian] religion.” When will journalists, police, and politicians end their efforts to hide key information that the public needs and deserves?

Update: This blog prompted readers to send other recent cases of Muslim-on-non-Muslim violence:

Sep. 8, 2011: As Justin Hall, 32, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, was about to board a Greyhound bus in Springfield, Mo., Mohamed H. Dawod, 25, of Glendale, Ariz., shot him in the back. Police were seeking a motive. They charged Dawod with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting. Dawod tried to fire more shots but his pistol, a .22-cal. semi-automatic, jammed, at which point other passengers subdued him. The attack appeared to be unprovoked.

Originally published at DanielPipes.org and The National Review Online, The Corner, February 24, 2013 and updated on February 25, 2013.

Everyone’s Angry at Hamas

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

The Global Jihad movement in Gaza, linked to Al Qaida, is threatening Hamas. The Jihad group has threatened to begin launching missiles against Israel and end the Hamas-Israel cease-fire, if Hamas doesn’t stop arresting their members, according to a report on the Yoni Alper Terror Watch site.

Over the past week, Hamas has been arresting members from various competing terrorist groups in Gaza.

Fatah officials are also upset with Hamas, claiming that Hamas and Israel are negotiating indirectly via Egypt on the terms of the cease-fire and on the transport of goods into Gaza.

Despite being part of the rumored indirect negotiations, Egypt too has entered the fray against Hamas, destroying many of the smuggling tunnels into Gaza, mostly by flooding them.

Big Media’s Big Love On #MyJihad (Video)

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Watch this long and silly CNN piece with no connection to reality at all, or to the 270 million victims of jihadi wars, land appropriations and enslavement. Why didn’t the silly reporter ask Nihad Awad about his attendance with the annihilationist Ahmadinejad at the OIC sharia summit in Cairo this week?

The media’s love affair with the Hamas-CAIR #myjihad campaign continues unabated. The New York Daily News ran this lengthy puff piece on this insulting and bizarre propaganda program — no mention of my jihad in getting #myjihad campaign up in Chicago, San Francisco and DC. Chicago caved (because those fascists had to respect my First Amendment rights), San Francisco is still deciding and DC is demanding our ads have a disclaimer, while the Hamas-CAIR ads do not. That is discrimination.

Look at this NY Daily News piece. They run every Hamas-CAIR ad in the series but not one of our campaign on the real jihad.

War of words: Muslim activists trying to wrestle ‘jihad’ away from extremists and critics 

The ‘My Jihad’ campaign portrays jihad as a personal, internal struggle to become better people. But the movement, sponsored by Chicago’s chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, has inspired a counter-campaign to connect the word to violence and terrorism. Carol Kuruvilla / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

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After Drawn Out Battle, Chicago Transit Allows Anti-Jihad Ads

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

It took months and plenty of sturm and drang, but the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) finally caved and accepted our #myjihad ads. It is disturbing that a government agency is working hand in hand with a Hamas group, but that is indeed the low state of the world at this point in the war.

Here is the white flag. Look at how the city of Chicago calls our defense of freedom, of minorities, women and children, Jews, Christians, and Hindus racist, intolerant and “hatred.” They have the indecency to call us “morally reprehensible.” Oh, the irony. They are morally reprehensible for denying us our First Amendment rights. They are morally reprehensible for carrying water for the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. They are morally reprehensible for abandoning religious minorites, women and children living under the boot of the most oppressive and extreme ideology on the face of the earth.

Our ads are like the silver cross to their Dracula. And the jihad-aligned media can’t get enough of the Muslim Brotherhood lie. Another glowing piece ran yesterday at CNN International. Look here. This is the same CNN whose Peter Bergen is telling us not to overstate the threat of al Qaeda. (Link thanks to Larry.)

Help us run these ads in Chicago, San Francisco and in DC. I have them going up wherever Hamas-CAIR runs their propaganda. Please donate via Paypal to writeatlas@aol.com or tax-deductible todirector@jihadwatch.org

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Daily Caller has the exclusive:

Lawsuit forces Chicago to accept anti-jihad bus ads Neil Munro

The Chicago Transit Authority has agreed to display plain-spoken anti-jihad ads on city buses, following a lawsuit by the American Freedom Law Center.

City officials initially rejected the American Freedom Defense Initiative’s anti-jihad ads, even after the city accepted bus ads that touted a sanitized portrayal of jihad as exercise and education rather than warfare.

The center’s anti-jihad ads are “morally reprehensible — advocating racism, hatred and intolerance of cultural diversity,” said a Feb. 4 letter from Karen Seimetz, the general counsel of the city’s bus authority.

Read the rest here.
Here are the ads that ran in New York:

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State Dept Recruits at Conference with Reportedly Islamist Groups

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

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Get your arms around this one, Americans. Obama’s Deputy Special Coordinator in the State Department’s Office of Middle East Transition, Mark Ward, held a seminar with two notorious Muslim Brotherhood groups, the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). Ward stood side by side with speakers who advocate violent jihad. What was he doing there? Recruiting.

This is beyond infiltration. This is a stealth coup.

Ward stood with Jamal Badawi. At interfaith events Jamal Badawi is presented as a scholarly visitor from Canada – a Professor of Business Mathematics at St Johns University in Halifax. My sources tell me he is the chief Hamas honcho in North America.

Here’s the article from Judicial Watch:

State Dept. Recruits Muslim Foreign Service Officers at Jihadist Conf. Judicial Watch, January 30, 2013 (thanks to Todd)

Now comes news of a secretive State Department campaign, discovered in the course of a Judicial Watch investigation, to add Muslims to its roster. Presumably, the new recruits will be deployed around the globe to help the agency fulfill its mission of promoting the country’s international relations. The campaign seems to be headed by Mark Ward, the Deputy Special Coordinator in the State Department’s Office of Middle East Transition.

Ward held a 90-minute seminar at a recent convention sponsored by two groups—Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)—with known ties to radical Islam. Both nonprofits are associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, which is known as the parent organization of Hamas and al Qaeda. In fact, the Investigative Project on Terrorism reports that MAS was founded as the U.S. chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood which strives to indoctrinate the world with Islamic Sharia law.

Yet there was a U.S. State Department official, side by side at a radical Islamic powwow in Chicago with a number of speakers who advocate violent jihad. Among them was Kifah Mustapha, a fundraiser at terrorist organization (Holy Land Foundation) convicted of funneling millions to Hamas and Jamal Badawi, a MAS founder who praised the jihad of Gaza terrorists during a speech titled “Understanding Jihad and Martyrdom.”

The conference that Ward conducted focused on career opportunities for Muslim youth. Here is how the event was billed: “Besides being a citizenship duty, there are benefits that Muslims can add to the American Muslim community and the global Muslim world by joining the US Foreign Services. This session will shed light on the different career opportunities for Muslim youth in the U.S. Foreign Services Department. It will also clear any concerns that many people have feared about   pursuing in this career.”

Joining Ward at the podium in the recruitment seminar were Ayman Hammous and Oussama Jammal.  Hammous is the Executive Director of the New York chapter of MAS and Jammal is the president of the Mosque Foundation, a conservative mosque in Bridgeview, Illinois that gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Holy Land Foundation and other Islamic charities accused of financing terrorism.

Who Will End Up With Syria’s Chemical Weapons?

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

In recent days, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ended speculation over whether thousands of American troops might be sent to Syria to prevent deadly chemical weapons from falling into the wrong hands, and he publicly rejected contingency plans drawn up by the Pentagon for a ground operation involving up to 75,000 troops.

Panetta’s statement has major implications for the immediate post-Assad future, and for how the international community will respond after the Assad regime loses control of its chemical weapons sites — a development that could occur at any time.

With at least 60,000 dead, and Syria hemorrhaging hundreds of thousands of refugees to its neighbors Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon, the Syrian civil war is drawing in the world’s most dangerous elements to a land that hosts the world’s largest stockpile of VX nerve agents, Sarin, and mustard gas.

In Assad’s corner are Hezbollah and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, who are keeping the regime alive in its fight against the rebels, and who may well decide that the chemical weapons should be given to Hezbollah.

In the rebels’ corner are growing numbers of global jihadi elements, such as the Al Nusra Front, a sister organization of al Qaeda in Iraq. The implications of chemical weapons in the hands of al Qaeda speak for themselves.

As any one of these dangerous entities could try to take control of Syria’s chemical weapons, the failure of the international community to try to neutralize this threat should not even be an option. The question is not if, but how.

There are dozens of chemical weapons storage and production sites spread out across Syria, as well as several hundred tons of chemical agents. Hence, any operation would require extensive planning, intelligence, and resources.

Having taken ground troops out of the responses being considered, Panetta is signaling that air-power and precision missile strikes will form the crux of the response. There is no guarantee, of course, that air power alone can fully eliminate the chemical sites.

If the U.S. will not send ground troops, it becomes more likely that any one of Syria’s neighbors threatened by the unconventional weapons will choose to do so instead, to avoid the risk of weapons of mass destruction being used in or near their territory.

As President Barack Obama has stated, the U.S. is working closely with Turkey, Jordan and Israel to formulate responses to the developing threat.

In Israel, less than half of the population is equipped with gas masks to protect against chemical attacks. Although Israel has advanced missile defenses, there is no telling how a chemical payload might be delivered. One possibility is mortar shells.

Hence, Israel will not rely on defensive techniques when it comes to dealing with the threat, and is prepared to take action should it identify an attempt by a hostile entity to seize chemical weapons.

Against this background, the Israel Defense Force’s Home Front Command has spent recent years preparing all of Israel’s 27 hospitals for the threat of chemical attacks.

Although the drills are not directly related to recent developments in Syria, and were planned three years ago, they enable hospitals to prepare a tangible response for such incidents.

As one senior Home Front Command official said earlier this month, “We train a lot for chemical weapons. This is our business. There is no room for error.”

All of the hospitals have faced unannounced exercises, in which mock patients are wheeled in from a chemical incident.

The IDF has been impressed with the hospitals’ responses, describing them as highly satisfactory.

Some major hospitals in Tel Aviv and Haifa have also created underground back-up intensive care and pregnancy wards, to allow these critical wards to function even under heavy missile attack.

In comparison, Turkey and Jordan have no known defenses in place against chemical weapons, with the exception of NATO Patriot missiles installed on Turkey’s border with Syria, and which could shoot down incoming Syrian missiles carrying unconventional warheads.

In light of what is at stake, all of the countries in Syria’s vicinity will be hoping that the U.S. elimination of ground troops will at least be replaced with an air campaign that is decisive.

Originally published at the Gatestone Institute.

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