Posts Tagged ‘Radical Islam’
A terrorist who yelled “Daesh,” the Arabic name for the Islamic State (ISIS), stabbed a Paris elementary school teacher in the throat shortly before 7 a.m. Monday.
The teacher was knifed several times and was rushed to a Paris hospital. His condition is unknown at this time, but initial reports are that his life is not in danger.
No children were in school at the time, and the terrorist may have grabbed his weapon, a knife, scissors or box cutter, from inside the school.
The attack occurred in the Paris suburb of Seine-Saint Denis, the same area where ISIS terrorists were living when they carried out multiple massacres in Paris last month.
The Economist reported on Saturday that despite the attention ISIS it is receiving from its high-profile attacks, the terrorist country is losing ground in Iraq and is publishing less content on the Internet due to attacks on its infrastructure.
“[ISIS] is weak and they don’t want you to know it,” Australian TV show host Waleed Aly said recently in a viral video clip.Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
A group of sturdy-looking young men waved a homemade banner that proclaimed in large black letters, ‘OPEN or DIE’ in the photo that flashed around the Internet this week.
Their raised fists, arms to the skies and some with their first two fingers in the “V” symbol of solidarity, all told the same story of defiance and rage as they faced the barbed-wire that sealed the border between Macedonia and Greece.
The small landlocked state of Macedonia simply quailed at the thought of being overrun by the hordes of migrants flowing across the continent and just.said.no.
But Macedonia is only one of a growing number of countries that closed its borders in fear of the unknown population heading its way, especially in the wake of the Paris massacre, and most recently the slaughter in San Bernardino. In both cases, ISIS-linked terrorists who had somehow immigrated to the host country were involved in the massacres.
Macedonia has begun to build a fence along its border with Greece in order to block the transit route which runs from north Africa and Syria through Turkey to Europe. The Macedonian government says it will allow refugees who are fleeing war zones to continue on through — meaning, the 2,500 who are coming from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan — a confusing policy that does not explain how the government will differentiate between legitimate migrants and possible terrorists.
But perhaps it is just the overwhelming numbers the government fears.
On Wednesday, more than 2,300 of the migrants were moved to “open hospitality facilities” in Athens onboard 45 buses, police said in a statement. The migrants, mainly from Pakistan, Somalia, Morocco, Algeria and Bangladesh, are to be sheltered in former Olympic stadiums, according to police.
Some 350 riot officers were mobilized at dawn for the operation.
Some 3,500 migrants from Iran, Morocco, Pakistan and Eritrea were being blocked at the border a day earlier, having been told they must leave the border area. Those young men had engaged in clashes with those who were allowed to pass through — people from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq — and prompted intervention by 150 Greek riot police, according to reports Thursday morning on local Greek blogs and social media.
Greece is being inundated by migrants — so far, 600,000 have flooded the country so far this year — but now the European Union is adding coals to the fire, threatening to impose passport controls for Greek citizens in the EU if Greece cannot get a better handle on its borders. Greece contends that its borders are at the “start of the corridor” and the “door” is in Turkey.
Earlier this month, the Greek government told Israel it would disregard the EU’s guidelines advising member states to re-label any goods manufactured in Jewish communities past the 1949 Armistice Line, also known as the “Green Line.” Those guidelines advise that anything produced in Judea and Samaria cannot be labeled “Made in Israel.” The move was deeply appreciated by Israel’s population and the Jerusalem government.Hana Levi Julian
Five northern Arabs with Israeli citizenship have been indicted for supporting the Islamic State (ISIS), buying guns and training with them for the stated objective of killing Jews, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) revealed Tuesday.
Two of the members of the cell were brothers. At least one of the terrorists was preparing to join ISIS in Iraq or Syria.
Police and the Shin Bet arrested the cell in October and November. Two of the members are age 18, and the others are ages 22, 23 and 27.
The members were in the stages of strengthening their belief in radical Islam and told the investigators they support ISIS which Israel has declared to be an illegal group.Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
The French government has shut down three mosques under emergency laws passed in the wake of the Nov. 13 terrorist massacre in Paris.
Those laws gave police sweeping new authority until February 2016, despite rights groups and politicians who expressed concerns about reports of police abuses of power.
“Measures to close down mosques on the grounds of radicalization … have never been made by any previous government, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve noted in his briefing with media on Wednesday.
He added that police have carried out 2,235 raids across France since the massacre; 334 weapons were seized, including 24 military-grade assault weapons.
The criticism was dismissed by the Interior Minister, however. “It is terrorism, not the state of emergency, which threatens freedoms,” said Cazeneuve.
The multi-site attack by Da’esh (ISIS) operatives and suicide bombers claimed the lives of 130 victims and wounded 350 others.
One of the mosques that was closed is located in the eastern Paris suburb of Lagny-sur-Marne, according to France 24. During the process, nine people were placed on house arrest. Another 22 were banned from leaving the country.
“Police searches [there] turned up a 9mm caliber pistol, a hidden hard drive, documents and files on jihad and a life insurance policy subscribed in 2012,” Cazeneuve said, according to the RFI news outlet.
“The Council of Ministers will now dissolve these three pseudo-cultural organizations which used clandestine prayer rooms on the premises,” he added. Mosques in Lyon (in central eastern France) and Gennevilliers (near Paris) were also closed on grounds of spreading radicalism as well.Hana Levi Julian
President Barack Obama is introducing anti-Zionist values into the White House. After J Street and “Breaking the Silence,” next in line is Knesset Arab Knesset Member Ayman Odeh, who blames Israel for Arab terror.
One week after Knesset Member Michael Oren was falsely quoted as saying that the president is bringing “radical Muslim values” into 1600 Pennsylvania, it turns out that he definitely is opening its doors to the Arab MK who thinks that Muslim terror against Jews is the fault of the “occupation.”
Even more absurd is that Odeh is a Christian, but that has not stopped him from embracing his fellow Muslim MKs who call the Israeli government “Nazi” and openly campaign for the end of Israel as a Jewish state.
MK Odeh said on Israel radio two months ago:
I always blame the occupation for being guilty. I cannot tell the nation how to struggle, where and at which target to throw the rock.
Odeh is the chairman of the Joint Arab List, and told Yediot Acharonot that he will talk to senior White House and State Dept. officials on “issues that matter to Israel’s Arab Citizens [and] are hardly represented in the international conversation.”
He also will meet with the Palestinian Authority ambassador to the United Nations and will give interviews to all of the “correct” media outlets, such as The New York Times, the Nation, Huffington Post and the Washington Post. There is no indication that he will meet with President Obama.
Odeh also will speak with Jewish leaders, all of them from the Reform movement that decries the presence of Jews in Judea and Samaria and for which President Obama has rolled out the red carpet.
The Obama administration will describe Odeh as the leader of Israeli Arabs, but the truth is that he is not.
The JewishPress.com reported here last month:
A special survey conducted for Channel 2… reveals…54% of Israeli Arab respondents believe that the Arab MKs do not represent them, 25% say that Arab MKs represent them fairly well, and only a minority of 16% say that they represent them ‘very much.’
However, most of these surveyed criticized comments by Nazareth’s Arab Mayor Ali Salem that Odeh and his cohorts have been “ruining” the city by inciting violence and demonstrating in the city against Israel.
Salem said in October:
Every Saturday we get our 20 thousand guests—Jews, tourists and Israelis from across the country. This Saturday we barely reached 1,000 people from out of town.
For three days we had complete quiet. No politicians arrived and they didn’t riot or strike or demonstrate…. Businessmen I spoke to today were pleased, not because no one visited them for a month, but because they manage to rebuild the ruins they (the politicians) left us in the city.
On the eve of Odeh’s departure to Washington, he told Yediot:
Less than a month after Netanyahu’s visit to the US and his half-apology, I go so that I may tell the hard truth about him and the government in Israel, which rose to power through racist incitement against Arab citizens.”
A lot of negative adjectives can be used to describe U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, but calling him a terrorist is a bit much.
Shi’ite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has labeled Kerry as a “terrorist,” the Shi’ite web site and Iraqi News.com reported Saturday.
Al-Sadr ranted that Kerry does not have the right to rate who is the “terrorist” and labeled Israel “a spoiled son” for America.
The Muslim cleric, in response to a question about Kerry’s statement in Israel this past week that an Arab who stabs a Jew is guilty of a “terrorist act,” said:
We do not need his silly and biased opinion; he doesn’t have the right to rate who is the terrorist.