Jihad Report: Ahmadinejad arrested for anti-regime remarks
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has reportedly been arrested after criticizing the government and supporting the anti-regime unrest in the country.
World Israel News January 7, 2018
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has reportedly been arrested after criticizing the government in remarks that were deemed as “inciting unrest.” The Al Quds Al Arabi daily reported Saturday that it learned from “reliable sources in Tehran” that the authorities ordered Ahmadinejad’s arrest during his visit to the city of Shiraz, and that the arrest was made with the approval of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
The arrest was ordered after Ahmadinejad’s recent remarks in Bushehr, where he told a crowd just as the widespread unrest in Iran began that the nation’s leadership is detached “from the problems of the people and their concerns, and [does] not know anything about the reality of society.”
“What Iran is suffering from today is mismanagement and not lack of economic resources,” he charged. “The government of Hassan Rouhani believes that they own the land and that the people are an ignorant society… The people are angry at this government because of its monopoly on public wealth.” …
BBC News 7 January 2018
Iran has been rocked by a rare wave of protests over economic hardship and lack of civil liberties for the past week, but streets are not the only battleground between the Islamic Republic and its critics. A cyber battle on several fronts is being fought between the two sides on social media platforms.
In 2009 – the last time Iran saw demonstrations of such scale – social media was dominated by pro-opposition users and reformists who used Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to share images of the Green Movement to the outside world. Today, messaging apps are used by a significantly higher percentage of the population and the government is better prepared to confront its opponents on digital media.
Many senior hardline politicians and activists use a variety of platforms on a daily basis – despite some being officially blocked – and boast hundreds of thousands of followers sympathetic to their cause…
Iran’s regime is afraid of its citizens’ ability to read foreign news on the internet…
…and talk with people from other parts of the world…
Their solution: Quash the next generation’s ability to speak…
…the world’s most widely spoken language (either as a first or second tongue)… Dave
Frank Miles Fox News January 7, 2018
English is being banned in primary schools in Iran, according to a top official, after the regime’s Islamic leaders warned that learning the language of America too early would trigger a “cultural invasion” of Western civilization.
“Teaching English in government and non-government primary schools in the official curriculum is against laws and regulations,” Mehdi Navid-Adham, head of the state-run high education council, told state television, according toThe Guardian. “The assumption is that in primary education the groundwork for the Iranian culture of the students is laid.”
The teaching of English usually starts in Iran in middle school, at the ages of 12 to 14, but some primary schools below that age also have English classes, according to The Guardian. Some children also attend private language institutes after their school day, while children from more privileged families attending non-government schools receive English teaching.
The supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say in all state matters, previously voiced his outrage and said in a speech to teachers, according to The Guardian: “That does not mean opposition to learning a foreign language, but [this is the] promotion of a foreign culture in the country and among children, young adults and youths.”…
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards released a statement saying protests have ended, but Israeli expert on Iran, Menashe Amir, told WIN more and more towns and villages are participating in the demonstrations.
Margot Dudkevitch World Israel News January 7, 2018
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards announced Sunday that the wave of anti-government protests in the country had ended, saying government forces “defeated the unrest fomented by foreign enemies” in a statement released to its Sepah News website. “Iran’s revolutionary people along with tens of thousands of Basij forces, police and the intelligence have broken down the chain (of unrest) created by the United States, Britain, the Zionist regime (Israel), Saudi Arabia, the hypocrites and monarchists,” the statement said…
However, Menashe Amir, an expert on Iranian affairs and veteran broadcaster in the Persian language, denies the reports. In a telephone interview he told World Israel News that the Revolutionary Guards’ statements cannot be trusted. “Every day the Iranian regime and the Guards make similar statements that the protests are over, but this is not the case,” Amir explained.
According to Amir, protesters now wait until nightfall to go out and demonstrate, unlike the first days when they took to the streets in daylight. While the numbers have not dramatically risen, more and more villages and towns are participating in the wave of protests he said, estimating that between 70 to 100 villages and towns are participating in the anti-government demonstrations…
Adelle Nazarian Breitbart News 5 Jan 2018
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei evoked the radical Black Lives Matter movement last week in a tweet slamming the United States for committing supposed “oppression” of “black women, men, & children for no justifiable reason.”
In a tweet sent from his account, Khamenei wrote, “The U.S. gov. commits oppression inside the U.S., too. U.S. police murder black women, men, & children for no justifiable reason, and the murderers are acquitted in U.S. courts. This is their judicial system! And they slam other countries’ and our country’s judicial system. #BLM“…
This is not Khamenei’s first time commenting on the incident that originated in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 when Michael Brown was shot and killed. The police officer responsible did not receive criminal charges.
Earlier that same year, he tweeted, “Today like previous years, African-Americans are still under pressure, oppressed and subjected to discrimination. #Ferguson”…
In a Christmas Eve tweet, he compared the Ferguson shooting to the Palestinian people in Gaza, writing, “If #Jesus were among us today he wouldn’t spare a second to fight the arrogants&support the oppressed.#Ferguson#Gaza…
It is not uncommon for Islamists to align with left-wing groups and ideologies.
Iran has a track record of not providing its political prisoners with fair trials or access to proper defense attorneys. It is also known for its egregious human rights abuses and discriminating against minorities, including members of the LGBT community, Christians, Baha’is, and Jews.
Fatah Official Met with Hezbollah Terror Chief: The Jerusalem Post reports: Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad met in Beirut on December 31 with Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah which is designated as a terrorist organization by the US, the EU and the Arab League.
If Pakistan is willing to declare that we are no longer allies…
…after the US declares that it will no longer send billions of dollars to it until it acts decisively…
…against the terrorist groups operating within its borders…
…then we never were allies…
For decades, we have been paying billions of dollars to a country that supports terrorism… Dave
Clarion Project Sunday, January 7, 2018
Pakistan is no longer an ally of the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported the Pakistani Foreign Minister as saying. He made the announcement in response to President Trump severing military aid to Pakistan.
The U.S. announced Thursday that it was cutting off $900 million in military aid to Pakistan until it acts against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani terror network.
“We do not have any alliance,” Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said in an interview Friday. “This is not how allies behave.”
The U.S. had been set to give a total of Pakistan $2 billion in aid. Trump said the suspension was until Pakistan clamps down on the terrorist groups operating within Pakistan. “Today we can confirm that we are suspending national security assistance only, to Pakistan at this time until the Pakistani government takes decisive action against groups, including the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network,” State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert told press.
Pakistan hit back, with the foreign minister saying America has turned Pakistan into a ““whipping boy” because of its own failures in Afghanistan. America has been at war in Afghanistan since 2001, which is now the longest war in American history.
Asif said Pakistani counter-terrorism operations have cleared the country of organized terrorist groups, but that some individuals remain among the refugee population. “We have relative calm in Pakistan at the moment. But if we go against these people [Afghan insurgents], then the war will again be fought on our soil, which will suit the Americans,”…
Dems who supported border security now oppose border wall: ‘Fox & Friends’ takes a look at the Democratic Party’s past comments
Fox News January 7, 2018
What’s this guy doing in Vermont, the second whitest state in the nation, with only about 2.5% of the population being black???
My guess: Somali “refugee” who was resettled there. He has the cheekbones and forehead characteristic of Somalis… Dave
A woman in her 70s who was delivering meals to the homeless in Vermont was attacked by a man wielding a machete, police said. WCAX-TV reports that Abukar Ibrahim, 32, attacked a 73-year-old Meals on Wheels volunteer who was leaving meals at Harbor Place, which serves as a temporary emergency housing facility. The woman was sent to a hospital with multiple injuries and later released.
The attack happened Friday in Shelburne…
Pamela Geller The Geller Report January 6, 2018
West Sacramento, California. That’s where this happened. Not Egypt. Not Pakistan. California. This is the culture the alt-left multiculturalists are foisting on Western societies. The #metoo movement hears, sees and speaks no evil when it comes to real misogyny and basic women’s rights. Much of their whining about ogling and lost movie parts are phony metoo-ism and vicious exploitation for some semblance of fame.
The numbers of honor killings are rising despite “increased awareness of the crime.” And why not? Honor killing and violence is in accordance with Islamic mores and tradition. Increased awareness would result in an increase in honor violence.
A recent survey showed that 91 percent of honor killings worldwide are committed by Muslims, and 84 percent of honor killings in the United States were done by Muslims. This is no surprise. A manual of Islamic law approved by Al-Azhar, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, stipulates that “retaliation is obligatory…against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” In other words, Islamic law sets no penalty for a parent who kills his child. Also, the legal codes of Jordan, Syria, and other Muslim countries have substantially reduced penalties for honor murders as compared to other murders, and Islamic clerics have resisted efforts to stiffen penalties for honor killings. (source)
“Tunisian immigrant kills two daughters following custody dispute in US,” Al Arabiya, January 4, 2018…
Cristina Laila The Gateway Pundit January 7, 2018
Fired FBI Director James Comey’s original Hillary Clinton statement was released to the public Thursday by Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI). John Solomon of The Hill reported: “Ex-FBI Director James Comey’s original statement closing out the probe into Hillary Clinton‘s use of a private email server was edited by subordinates to remove five separate references to terms like “grossly negligent” and to delete mention of evidence supporting felony and misdemeanor violations, according to copies of the full document. Comey also originally concluded that it was “reasonably likely” that Clinton’s nonsecure private server was accessed or hacked by hostile actors though there was no evidence to prove it. But that passage was also changed to the much weaker “possible,” the memos show.”
Comey’s original draft stated, “Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statute proscribing gross negligence in the handling of classified information and of the statute proscribing misdemeanor mishandling, my judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”
It was then edited to remove “gross negligence” and “misdemeanor mishandling” to “potential violations of the statutes.”
As previously reported, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee revealed in mid-December Comey made more edits to Hillary’s draft statement. One very shocking revelation is that “hostile actors” likely gained access to Hillary Clinton’s private email which of course contained classified information.
Fox News reported that Johnson, referring to the recent news of Trump-hating FBI agent Strzok said in conclusion: “In summary, the edits to Director Comey’s public statement, made months prior to the conclusion of the FBI’s investigation of Secretary Clinton’s conduct, had a significant impact on the FBI’s public evaluation of the implications of her actions. This effort, seen in light of the personal animus toward then-candidate Trump by senior FBI agents leading the Clinton investigation and their apparent desire to create an ‘insurance policy’ against Mr. Trump’s election, raise profound questions about the FBI’s role and possible interference in the 2016 presidential election and the role of the same agents in Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation by President Trump.”
To say Comey’s edits ‘watered down’ the investigation is an understatement. The edits changed the course of Hillary Clinton’s future. It is clear now that Hillary and her aides committed multiple crimes in their mishandling of classified information.
Congressional Republicans on key committees say they have found new contradictions and irregularities inside of the FBI’s investigation of Hillary’s emails server, John Solomon reported…
Robert Spencer Jihad Watch Jan 5, 2018
“The defense team is calling for a psychiatrist’s report.”
Of course, because what else could he be but crazy, right? Well, a hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “If a husband calls his wife to his bed [i.e. to have sexual relation] and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning” (Bukhari 4.54.460).
There are no excuses allowed for any reason: “By him in Whose Hand lies my life, a woman can not carry out the right of her Lord, till she carries out the right of her husband. And if he asks her to surrender herself [to him for sexual intercourse] she should not refuse him even if she is on a camel’s saddle” (Ibn Majah 1854).
But this woman wasn’t Ali Abdella’s wife, right? Well, the Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified.
Welcome to the new, diverse Italy.
“Somali Immigrant Allegedly Tried To Rape Woman In Labor,” by Gabrielle Okun, Daily Caller, January 3, 2018…
BAGHDAD — Fewer than 1,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria, the United States-led international coalition fighting the hardline Sunni militant group said on Wednesday, a third of the estimated figure only three weeks ago. Iraq and Syria have both declared victory over Islamic State in recent weeks, after a year that saw the two countries’ armies, a range of foreign allies and various local forces drive the fighters out of all the towns and villages that once made up their self-proclaimed caliphate.
The United States has led an international coalition conducting air strikes against Islamic State since 2014 when the group swept across a third of Iraq. U.S. troops have served as advisers on the ground with Iraqi government forces and with Kurdish and Arab groups in Syria. “Due to the commitment of the Coalition and the demonstrated competence of our partners in Iraq and Syria, there are estimated to be less than 1,000 ISIS terrorists in our combined joint area of operations, most of whom are being hunted down in the desert regions in eastern Syria and Western Iraq,” the U.S.-led coalition told Reuters in an emailed statement.
Jack Moore Newsweek 12/27/17
Hundreds of Islamic State militant group (ISIS) fighters from Britain are hiding in Turkey, according to Syrian Kurdish intelligence, adding to fears of an increased threat of extremist attacks on European soil.
Ciwan Xhalil, a Syrian Kurdish intelligence officer who collaborates with western intelligence agencies over foreign ISIS fighters, told The Times of London that most British ISIS fighters had fled Syria and gone to Turkey. “The exodus began after Mosul [in Iraq] fell and continued after [ISIS] lost Raqqa. We have lots of French in our jails and scores of other nationals but we think most of the British have escaped,” he said.
British and European security services have long been worried about the exodus of foreign nationals from Iraq and Syria and their return to their home countries. Officials say the flow back to the continent has been slower than anticipated, but that does not mean they will not return eventually…
Around 900 British nationals traveled to Iraq and Syria to fight for ISIS, according to estimates, but only half of those have returned. More than 100 British ISIS fighters were killed battling in the group’s ranks…
Justin Huggler The Telegraph (UK) 2 JANUARY 2018
BERLIN – A prominent German MP is facing a criminal investigation over a tweet in which she described Muslims as “barbarian, gang-raping hordes”.
Beatrix von Storch of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party (AfD) accused police in Cologne of seeking to “appease” Muslim migrants after they tweeted a New Year message in Arabic.
“What the hell is going on in this country? Why is an official police site tweeting in Arabic? Are they trying to appease the barbarian, Muslim, gang-raping male hordes?” Ms von Storch wrote. Her account was subsequently suspended.
The politician is being investigated under Germany’s strict hate speech laws and could face up to five years in prison if charged and found guilty…
Multiculturalism = Ethnocide. What is the relation between multiculturalism and ethnocide? How have the neo-Marxist doctrines of critical race theory and decolonization played into European consciousness in Canada?
Hugh Fitzgerald Jihad Watch Jan 4, 2018
In Church Militant, some new Catholics have put a question for Pope Francis that we devoutly hope he will answer: ‘A group of ex-Muslim converts to Catholicism are criticizing Pope Francis’ approach to Islam. In an open letter to the Holy Father recently published online, the former Muslims say the pope’s teaching on Islam as it appears in the apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (EG) implies that Islam is a good religion in itself. “If Islam is in itself a good religion, as you seem to teach, why did we become Catholic?” they ask. “Do not your words question the goodness of the choice we made … at the risk of our lives?”’
The Pope has to answer this question. He cannot simply walk away from this. Catholics worldwide deserve an answer. Converts deserve an answer. Converts from Islam who have risked their lives to become Catholics deserve an answer. Does Pope Francis believe that Islam is superior to Catholicism? If so, why doesn’t he convert? Does he think that those who converted to Catholicism from Islam, risking their very lives, have made a terrible error? Perhaps he believes that yes, on the whole, Catholicism is just an eensy-weensy bit better than Islam, but not enough for anyone to risk his life by converting to it. So please, you Muslims thinking of converting, don’t. It just isn’t worth it. Take his word for it — after all, he’s the Pope.
Or does he believe, in his confused, good-hearted, weak-minded, utterly maddening way, that Catholicism is in fact superior to Islam? If he does, can he tell us why? Can Pope Francis bring himself to say what he must say, if he is to be truthful to his faith, even if that offends the world’s Muslims he has been courting so determinedly, and for whom he has been serving as a relentlessly upbeat apologist? Or will he come out with something absurd like “all religions are essentially the same in that they all strive for good”?
After all, this is the man who assured us that “there is no such thing as Islamic terrorism” because he can read in the papers about a Christian man who kills his fiancé or his mother-in-law, which naturally means….what? Apparently, that Christians, too, practice “terrorism.” No, I already told you — he’s the Pope. He doesn’t have to make sense. And as for those 109 Jihad verses in the Qur’an, the ones that command the faithful to kill the Unbelievers, to smite at their necks, to strike terror in their hearts — well, those verses are clearly not to be taken seriously, because the Pope knows that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.” No, he doesn’t have to tell you how he knows it. He’s the Pope. Ipse dixit. And who are you going to believe about “authentic Islam”? Those madmen in ISIS and Al Qaeda and Boko Haram, or the Holy Father?…
Valerie Greenfeld American Thinker January 4, 2018
“You cannot reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth,” Winston Churchill famously stated. The Islamist tiger in the United States is ready to pounce, and until Americans understand this enemy, we cannot even begin to fight back. Dispelling myths about jihadist radicalization is only the beginning.
Myth #1: Poor, uneducated, downtrodden youths are more likely to become jihadists…
Myth #2: Radicalized jihadists are deranged, psychopathic criminals…
Myth #3: People are driven to terrorism by religious inequality and lack of social justice…
Myth #4: Lone wolves are individuals who radicalize themselves online in their basements…
Myth #5: All people have the same values and want the same things…
Eileen F. Toplansky American Thinker January 5, 2018
In the 2014 book Princess: More Tears to Cry by Jean Sasson, the protagonist, Princess Sultana Al’ Sa’ud of Saudi Arabia, recounts how “to this day there are teenage Saudi boys living in Riyadh who, taught by their fathers and the clerics, consider women to be second-class citizens and cast stones at what they consider to be an offensive sight – an unveiled female face.”
The princess asserts that it is her “sincere wish that the day will come when … an uncovered face will not cause violence in the street.” She declares that “nothing reveals more to [her] of a young woman’s personality than the will to fight against any injustice against women, and certainly something as personal as the face veil, which is not required by the Islamic faith, as all those who are truly familiar with our holy book will know.”
She relates a tale of a young girl in a poor hamlet in Al-Kharz who aspired to be a doctor. As she was the last of four daughters, this resulted in her father saying to his wife, “I divorce you” three times (Quran 2:222-286), and the deed was done. The baby’s mother, who had just given birth, witnessed her now ex-husband grab the newborn baby, shouting that he was going “to bury [her] alive in the desert.” He wanted to take the “infant into the desert, where he would have scooped sand with his hands until he had created a hole large enough to hold a tiny baby, and then he would have pushed that sand over the baby so that she would have sucked sand rather than air into her lungs until she had died an agonizing death.” He then “shouted for his three older daughters to line up and wait for his return as he was going to throw those three in the village well.”
Fortunately, an uncle to the little baby intervened and asked that the father pass the newborn to him; instead, the newborn was “tossed on the dirt floor” while her father left. Since her father did not insist upon custody of his daughters, the unwanted child had a sliver of a chance at life. In Saudi Arabia, “if a man claims custody from the first day of a child’s birth, no one will defy the father.” Had the infant’s father “demanded guardianship, no one would have stood in his way,” and he would have murdered all his daughters.
This family’s ordeal was far from over. The baby’s grandparents demonstrated intense animosity to their daughter and her children. Although illiterate, this now single mother instinctively understood that if “females are forced to be ignorant, then the women have no alternative but to live the life of a slave to a man.” As she recounts the bravery and perseverance of her mother, the grown-up Dr. Meena explains that although she is “the daughter of a woman who could not write her name, she is a doctor who has the training and skills to save lives.”
There are changes afoot in the Arab Middle East, and they will come about because of the tenacious fearlessness of women such as Dr. Meena’s mother…
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