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Islam Update: 3,700 Arrested in Iranian Protests

Posted: January 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm   /   by

Iran lawmaker says 3,700 arrested in days of protest, unrest: An Iranian reformist lawmaker said Tuesday that some 3,700 people were arrested in the days of protests and unrest that roiled Iran over the past two weeks, offering a far higher number than authorities previously released.

Is Iran’s Regime About to Fall?

Michael J. Totten                 World Affairs Journal               January 4, 2018

The Islamic Republic of Iran is convulsing again. The largest anti-government protests since the Green Movement erupted in 2009 began last month in the city of Mashhad and spread throughout the country, with demonstrators chanting “death to the dictator,” “death to Hezbollah,” and “death to the Islamic Republic.”

Iranian security forces deployed both violence and street theater to retaliate, killing more than twenty people and imprisoning hundreds of others, and ginning up massive pro-government demonstrations of their own. Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Mohammad Ali Jafari now declares that the “forces of sedition” have been defeated.

We’ll see about that. The cities could boil all over again as soon as tomorrow. Iran’s citizens aren’t suddenly happy with the status quo. They are simply cowed for the moment or taking a breather. And these demonstrations are different than those of the recent past. They didn’t start in the relatively liberal and cosmopolitan northern part of Tehran, where hatred for the repressive government perpetually simmers, but instead in what was recently considered a clerical stronghold…

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Pakistan frees Islamist cleric who helped Taliban against US

Apparently Pakistan doesn’t think that supporters of terrorist organizations should be locked up…

They were only incarcerating this cleric as a favor to us

This is all the more proof that Pakistan is in fact an ideological enemy and never was a true ally…   Dave

Lukas Mikelionis                   Fox News                January 9, 2018

A Pakistani court has issued the release of a radical anti-U.S. cleric who traveled to Afghanistan with thousands of volunteers to help the Taliban fight against the American troops after the 2001 invasion. Sufi Mohammad will be set free and the paperwork for his release are already being processed, Fida Gul, a defense lawyer, said. Mohammad, who was put behind bars in 2009, is also known as the father-in-law of Mullah Fazlullah, the leader of the Taliban offshoot in Pakistan.

The court’s decision could further inflame U.S.-Pakistani tensions due to President Trump’s decision to withdraw aid to Pakistan over allegations of harboring Islamic militants. The Trump administration said Pakistani authorities are knowingly ignoring militants in their country, while the U.S. had “foolishly” given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years.

“They have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,” Trump tweeted last week. “They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!”…

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Bitcoin can help terrorists secretly fund their deadly attacks

Edoardo Saravalle, Elizabeth Rosenberg                  Fox News            January 9, 2018

One of the latest tools terrorists are using isn’t a new kind of bomb, gun, suicide vest or other device that can kill and maim. The tool is bitcoin, the virtual currency created and exchanged using a decentralized network of computers, without the involvement of government and banks. Because bitcoin transactions can be completed anonymously, the virtual currency is an ideal way for criminals – including terrorists – to hide their financial transactions from government agencies and law enforcement.

Bitcoin can be sent anywhere, converted into cash, and deposited in banks. It’s as if cash was made invisible in one location, secretly taken to another location undetected, and then made visible again. Terrorists can then use the cash they get from their converted bitcoin to buy weapons, clothes, food, pay rent and cover their other expenses.

As a high-tech money laundering device, bitcoin is a terrorist’s dream come true. But it’s a nightmare for financial regulators and for counterterrorism forces in our military, law enforcement and intelligence community trying to find and stop terrorists…

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Media Matters currently claims that it has influenced 17 companies to stop advertising on the Sean Hannity Show…

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Ex-Muslims to Pope: Islam Not a Religion of Peace

“If Islam is in itself a good religion, as you seem to teach, why did we become Catholic?”

This question should put every “interfaith dialogue” advocate to shame…

If Muslims claim that Islam is the natural successor religion to Christianity…

…and Christian leaders do not refute this claim…

…and instead endorse Islam – in any form…

…then there is no reason for Christians to remain Christian…

The Pope should realize this…

…and it is alarming that he doesn’t defend Christianity theologically

…especially because Islam’s theology is a house of cards…

…while Christianity has long been able to hold up to the toughest scrutiny…   Dave

Trey Elmore                    ChurchMilitant.com                    January 3, 2018   

DETROIT – 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?”

Paragraph 252 of EG declares: “The sacred writings of Islam have retained some Christian teachings; Jesus and Mary receive profound veneration and it is admirable to see how Muslims both young and old, men and women, make time for daily prayer and faithfully take part in religious services.”

The Holy Father continues in the next paragraph, “Faced with disconcerting episodes of violent fundamentalism, our respect for true followers of Islam should lead us to avoid hateful generalizations, for authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.”

Robert Spencer, an Islamic expert and editor of Jihad Watch, told Church Militant, “These converts are respectfully calling upon the Pope to acknowledge truths that he has repeatedly denied and misstated.”

The ex-Muslims quote Abp. Nona Amel, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul in Iraq:  “Our present sufferings are the prelude to those that you, Europeans and Western Christians, will suffer in the near future. I lost my diocese. The headquarters of my archdiocese and my apostolate have been occupied by radical Islamists who want us to convert or die.”

The ex-Muslims don’t have the impression Pope Francis is taking Amel’s warnings seriously…

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French Kosher Store Burns Down on Attack Anniversary

AFP                    9 Jan 2018

PARIS –  A suspected arson attack on a French kosher grocery store revived fears over anti-Semitism on Tuesday, three years to the day since an assault on a Jewish supermarket by an Islamist gunman.

Prosecutors said the store in the southern Paris suburb of Creteil caught fire overnight, days after it was daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti.

“The damage is believed to be very severe,” Creteil prosecutor Laure Beccuau told AFP…

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Terrorism is ‘part of inquiry’ as knife attacker was ‘shouting Allahu Akbar’

The European establishment that is flinging Europe’s doors open to Muslim immigrants…

…and refuses to see the Islamist threat…

…also has an easy way to dismiss a jihadist’s attack…

All they have to do is claim that the jihadist was insane…

…which is easy to do because Islam is an insane ideology…

Rational people who believe the tenets of Islam will commit atrocities that appear insane to non-Muslims…

Therefore jihadists can always be labeled insane by those who don’t want to know the truth about Islam…   Dave

Ali Bracken             Extra.ie (Ireland)                04/01/2018

Aa Egyptian teenager shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he went on a stabbing spree in Dundalk yesterday, killing one man and leaving two injured.

Gardaí said they are looking into terrorism as a ‘line of inquiry’. However, senior security sources believe the murder suspect – who was carrying two knives – is ‘unhinged’ and they say there is nothing to suggest, at present, that he has any links to terrorism…

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Britain First follower Paul Rimmer speaks about Freedom of Speech

Paul Rimmer             Britain First                 Jan 4, 2018

In this video Paul speaks about the importance of freedom of speech and assembly. Paul explains that our forefathers went to war to protect these rights and that it is of the utmost impotence that we campaign to keep these rights because the present government and the Labour party wants to take them away from us…

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Paul Rimmer Britain First in Belfast: Paul Rimmer speaking at Northern Ireland Against Terrorism Belfast City Hall

Muslims Angered After Islamic Gang Rape Warnings Posted In UK

Joshua Gill                    The Daily Caller                  09/03/2017

A far right British political group published posters warning against Muslim gang rape throughout Worcester, England, prompting condemnation from Muslims and allegations of hate crimes.

The British Renaissance Policy Institute (BRPI), self affiliated with the U.S. alt-right, claimed responsibility for the posters that U.K. police are investigating as a hate crime, according to Worcester News. The Worcester Muslim Welfare Association (WMWA) denounced the posters, which sported Arabic text that said “Protect Children … Fight Grooming Gangs.”

Jack Sen, BRPI’s founder, confirmed that BRPI was responsible and said he was proud of the Worcester members of the group for their efforts.

“I am pleased my men have taken the initiative to do something on their own,” Sen told Worcester News. “The British Renaissance Worcester branch are the ones putting up the signs in Worcester. We have 25 members in Worcester. We had a meeting in Worcester two-and-a-half months ago and encouraged them to protest peacefully and legally.”

“We gave them different ideas. We don’t want them to go into the streets … and behave like a terrorist organization and cause trouble. We have to do it in an aggressive but legal manner. Those (posters) I’m assuming are the leftovers from the British National Party (BNP),” he added.

Mohammed Iqbal, general secretary of the WMWA, said the posters were merely tools of division that served no positive purpose.

“The aim of these posters and using symbols associated with our religion is pure mischievousness and nothing more than to create division between our peace loving community of Worcester,” Iqbal said.

The posters, spread through Worcester over the last two weeks, came in the wake of the arrests of 18 members of a grooming gang in Newcastle

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Islamic dress code should be accommodated in schools – group

Irish Muslim Board calls for clothes with crucifixes to be made optional

“Creeping Sharia” is creeping deeper and deeper into Ireland…   Dave

Carl O’Brien                 The Irish Times               Sat, Jan 6, 2018

A Muslim campaign group says school uniforms should accommodate Islamic dress codes by allowing girls to wear full-length skirts, long-sleeved shirts and headscarves. The Irish Muslim Board has also called for school uniforms which have crucifix symbols or images of saints to be made optional in the interests of creating greater inclusivity. The recommendations are contained in the board’s submission to a Department of Education consultation process over school admission policies.

The group, chaired by Dr Ali Selim, was formed in 2016 to encourage Muslims to become more politically active.

While there are two Muslim primary schools in Dublin, the community does not have a secondary school. In its submission, the group says Muslim children can feel alienated at school, particularly in activities that revolve around Christmas such as nativity plays and carol services. It recommends that schools should take greater steps to include Muslims, such as accommodating the “Islamic religiously mandated code of dressing, deemed to be an essential component of their Muslim identity”…

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‘It hasn’t stopped!’ Lorry drivers are ATTACKED by Calais migrants EVERY DAY, haulage boss

LORRY drivers are being attacked on a daily basis in Calais, Richard Burnett, chief executive of the Road Haulage Association said.

Abigail Morris                 The Express (UK)                Tue, Jan 9, 2018

There are still five or six reported attacks on lorry drivers in Calais a day despite the migrant camp being closed down in October 2016, Burnett said, but that number could be higher.

Speaking to BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire, he said: “It’s having a dramatic impact on drivers. I think before we talk about that impact, it’s fair to say that the camp was closed in October 2016 so it’s well over a year since it closed. It might have dropped out of the gaze of the media but it certainly hasn’t stopped. Even since that point drivers have been continually attacked on a daily basis over that intervening period.”

Burnett said migrant traffickers are putting boulders in the roads or lying down in the road to stop drivers. He said: “What we’re still seeing, we’re seeing attacks by traffickers, who, their modus operandi is to throw bricks, stones, put concrete boulders in the road, even lie in the road, to effectively stop drivers. In order to create a queue and to jump on vehicles so as an industry we’re still facing this issue, this issue has not gone away.”…

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United Nations Calls World’s Youngest Leader A ‘Dangerous Terrorist’

More proof that the UN is being manipulated by the 57-nation OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation)…

…with a big assist from the world’s socialist nations…   Dave

Sean Adl-Tabatabai                       Your Newswire                   December 21, 2017

The world’s youngest leader Sebastian Kurz, who vowed to destroy the New World Order last October,  has been declared a “dangerous terrorist” by the United Nations. 

The UN’s Human Right High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein slammed the new Austrian anti-globalist government, claiming their libertarian policies are “dangerous to democracy.”

Breitbart.com reports: Al Hussein said he was “very worried” about the implications for the rest of Europe after the conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and the populist Freedom Party (FPÖ) formed a new government earlier this week Kronen Zeitung reports. The UN official called the coalition a “dangerous development in the political life of Europe,” and said he was particularly concerned with the new hardline migrant policies endorsed by Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. He also slammed Kurz, saying the new Chancellor had “moved sharply to the right on the question of immigration and the rights of migrants in order to secure votes from the camp of the Freedom Party of Heinz-Christian Strache and thus win the Chancellery.”

“We have to be very careful about whether there is an imitation effect for other politicians in Europe,” Al Hussein said and warned, “The extreme right should think very carefully about where it leads its countries and the continent in general.”

The Socialist faction in the European Parliament has also come out against the new coalition saying they would not rule out similar sanctions against Austria that were threatened in 2000 when the FPÖ last formed part of a coalition government…

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Closing with a final bit of good news…

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Islam Update: 3,700 Arrested in Iranian Protests