Mostly Islamist refugees in Germany (testimony)

An Austrian television broadcast a report showing a Christian Syrian refugee who decided to return to his country.

According to his testimony, he left Syria to escape the Islamists. He went to Europe hoping to find freedom. However, he was reportedly interrogated unceremoniously by the German police and placed in a refugee camp with supporters of al-Qaeda and Daesh and where he would have been the only Christian.

The young man wonders about the future of Europe that became home to Islamists.

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Stop using term ‘Islamist terrorism’ – government watchdog

Hill, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, said that the word ‘terrorism’ should not be attached “to any of the world religions.”

His comments mean that Prime Minister Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who have both spoken about the threat posed by “Islamist terrorists,” would need to rethink their language. Head of MI5 Andrew Parker has also used the term, previously warning of an “intense UK threat from Islamist extremists.”

Labour MP Karen Buck said that Hill’s recent report on the operation of terrorism legislation had acknowledged that “Daesh and Daesh-inspired terrorism is the greatest threat,” also using the Arabic pejorative term for Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS).

In Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights, Buck asked the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation whether, in light of dangers from far-right terrorism, “there is any downside that the current debate does tend to focus largely on Islamic terrorism.”

Hill told the MP that the legal definition of terrorism “mentions religion but mentions no particular religion nor sect within a religion.”

“You are accurate in using the phrase ‘Daesh-inspired terrorism’ where many other commentators use the words ‘Islamist terrorism’,” he said.

“It is fundamentally wrong to attach the word terrorism to any of the world religions. Put that another way round: those who adhere to any of the great religions or none can be terrorists within the definition.”

Hill has previously prosecuted in cases involving members of the IRA, Al-Qaeda, IS, and the July 2005 bomb plot.

The recommendation has already attracted criticism online, with Hill being labelled a too politically correct. 

Hill’s comments will reinforce his reputation for making controversial interventions. Last year, he recommended that jihadists returning from Syria and Iraq should not be prosecuted as they were simply “naïve.”

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Sweden Arming Itself Against Islamist Terror With Gender-Equal Concrete Lions


Sweden’s Security Service has warned of a risk of a new Islamist terrorist attack in the country in 2018. Despite repeated warnings from the nation’s leading terror expert of jihadists operating freely, Stockholm’s anti-terror preparations have mostly revolved around concrete lions serving as roadblocks.

Sweden’s Security Police SÄPO reinstated the terror threat level to “elevated,” citing the high risk of a repeat terrorist attack against the country by Islamists.

The increased threat level is based on data from the National Center for Terrorism Threat Assessment (NCT), which includes SÄPO, the National Defense Radio Establishment (FRA) and Military Intelligence and Security Service (MUST). This corresponds to three on a five-degree scale, a level Sweden has had since the failed terrorist attack in Stockholm in December 2010.

“This means that there is a risk of a terrorist attack,” SÄPO chief Anders Thornberg told the Metro newspaper, venturing that violent Islamist extremism posed the greatest threat, in which an individual resorts to simple yet deadly means to carry out the attack, as was the case of the Stockholm truck attack in April 2017.

Meanwhile, Sweden’s leading terrorism researcher Magnus Ranstorp of the National Defense College argued that groups spreading jihadist messages face almost no resistance in Sweden.

“Today they can seem to operate completely unrestrained,” Ranstorp told the newspaper Aftonbladet.

According to Ranstorp radicalization amid the return of Sweden’s “foreign fighters” who joined Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) remains a major cause of concern. Ranstorp argued that Sweden’s prevention efforts to stop the dissemination of the extremist agenda have been “too bad.”

“It is spread by groups seeking to limit women’s rights and freedoms. It is they who promote anti-democratic and violent messages,” Ranstorp said, citing mosques and Quran schools that promote extremist agenda. He also ventured that they undermine integration by disrupting individuals’ contact with the majority community.

A 2017 SÄPO report identified 2,000 Islamist extremists in Sweden, which also generated some 300 jihadists to the Middle East. Ranstorp ventured that Sweden’s lenient take on extremism led to further segregation and the spread of violence, calling for a clearer emphasis on preventive action.

Following the Stockholm attack, however, the city council has installed 17 concrete lions on the Drottningsgatan pedestrian street, where the deadly attack occurred. In 2018, Stockholm City will place another 80 lions, equally distributed as males and females, as roadblocks to prevent vehicular terrorism. After criticism that the lions were too flimsy, there are also plans to procure some bigger ones — three times larger and heavier than existing ones, the Mitt i news outlet reported.



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In office, Hillary overturned ban to let Islamist with ties to terrorist funding into US, now he’s accused of rape


Democrats are the great protectors and defenders of women – or so they claim.

Of course, when it comes to actually keeping predators away from women, the name “Clinton” should be a giant red flag. The number of sexual abuse claims and even rape cases that can be linked in one way or another to the Clinton inner circle is appallingly high… and now there’s yet another crime to add to that list.

A Muslim Swiss national by the name of Tariq Ramadan is currently facing rape and assault claims by three different women. During the early 2000s, the Bush administration found ties between Ramadan and terrorist funding, and banned the Islamic professor from entering the United States.

Despite those terrorist connections and the fact that Tariq Ramadan is the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided in 2010 that the Islamist should be allowed to come to America.

Clinton personally signed an order allowing Ramadan to regain his visa and enter the United States, according to The New York Times.

What could possibly go wrong?

Fast forward to today. In the increasingly Islamic-influenced country of France, Tariq Ramadan is allegedly doing a lot more than just teaching about Muslim theology.

“Mr. Ramadan, who is professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford University, has been accused of rape and sexual assault by three women in the past 10 days,” stated The National.

First terrorism ties and now rape? Sounds like a model citizen.

To be clear, the alleged crimes committed by Ramadan occurred in Europe, not the United States, but it is obvious that Hillary Clinton didn’t take the Bush-era warning signs about this dangerous man seriously – and her decision to overrule the earlier decision on the Islamic theologian likely influenced other countries to grant him entry, as well.

In fact, the same “Muslims can do no wrong” attitude espoused by Clinton has impacted the rape cases. When the accusations first came to light, the response by Oxford University was to side with Ramadan and accuse everyone who doubted him of being Islamophobic bigots.

It’s not just about sexual violence. For some students it’s just another way for Europeans to gang up against a prominent Muslim intellectual,” whined Oxford University’s Middle East Center director, according to Cherwell Online.

See the trend? In Hillary Clinton’s eyes, it was impossible that a Muslim professor might have terrorist ties. She saw Bush as Islamophobic, and was so eager to signal her virtue that she put Americans at risk by rubber-stamping an entry visa for Ramadan.

The same thing happened once the rape accusations emerged. This time, it was Oxford University that decided appearing to be an ally of Islam was more important than protecting students. As always, leftists believe their own narratives about the world while ignoring the glaring reality.

Islam has an absolutely dismal record on women’s rights around the globe, yet liberals cover their eyes and pretend everything is fine.

Is there anything the Clintons have touched that hasn’t turned into a terrible mess?

Her time in government may hopefully be over, but Hillary Clinton’s legacy of ineptitude and terrible decisions lives on.

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What do you get if you cross a Mail columnist & an Islamist? A solution to sex pests, apparently

In a lengthy rant in the Daily Mail’s Sunday edition, Hitchens compared those who have spoken out about the Westminster sex scandal with “militant Islamists.” He complained that women “squawking” about “wandering hands” have “lost all touch with reality.” The provocative headline on Hitchens’ piece – “What will women gain from all this squawking about sex pests? A niqab” – fuelled anger on Twitter.

Nazmin Akthar-Sheikh, the vice-chair of the Muslim Women’s Network UK, told RT there are “many seriously problematic issues” with Hitchens’ comments. She said it is “shocking” that in 2017 “we still have to shout that clothing is irrelevant to cases of sexual harassment or abuse.”

“Muslim women who wear the niqab are not immune – they have also been harassed, abused and raped. Suggesting the niqab is a solution to ending sexual harassment silences all the Muslim women wearing one who have been victims,” she said.

“It also puts the blame on all women, attacking their freedom of choice instead of, you know, telling men that sexual harassment will not be tolerated and that no means no.”

Akthar-Sheikh says that it appears Hitchens feels either that women are unable to tell when they have been sexually harassed or abused, or that what they went through wasn’t very serious. “This immediately attacks the competence of, and dismisses the experiences of, many victims who have found the courage to speak up after many years of silence and empowering other women to come forward,” she said.

“Heaven forbid a culture of sexual harassment to be considered a priority, and not like laws against sexual harassment are in place for a reason. Incidentally, this is a tactic used to silence women within some sections of the Asian and Muslim community on issues such as domestic violence and sexual abuse, which I am sure would be a problem for Hitchens.”

Hitchens’ column appeared in Sunday’s Daily Mail newspaper and online as British politics is engulfed in sexual harassment allegations. After a social media fire-storm, Hitchens claimed most outraged commentators on Twitter had not read the full article.

The article drew comparisons with a similarly-derided Charles Moore column in the Telegraph a day earlier. “The scandal shows that women are now on top. I pray they share the power with us, not crush us,” the headline of Moore’s piece said.

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Suspected TN Church Killer a Pro-Islamist, Black Power Sudanese Migrant

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The Antioch, Tennessee church shooter is an immigrant from Sudan and black power radical with a history of sharing pro-Islamic and anti-Western posts on social media, a review of his Facebook and Twitter accounts reveals.

Before 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson opened fire on churchgoers in Antioch, Tennessee today, he shared a variety of Black Power and anti-police propaganda on his personal Facebook page. In addition, he shared a number of pro-Islamic posts, including a video in which a Muslim activist defends Sharia law.

Moreover, Samson frequently shared anti-west posts, at least one of which praised Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe’s wealth confiscation efforts.



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Plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya: Islamist extremists’ next rallying call?

By James Dorsey

Protests condemning Myanmar’s (Burma’s) violence against the Rohingya are stirring deep-seated emotions across Muslim countries that could backfire on governments and fuel radicalisation.

Thousands marched this week in Muslim cities across the globe, including Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Grozny demanding an end to what they termed genocide. Glaringly absent from the list were Middle Eastern capitals.

“This is a delicate issue that calls for a quick resolution. The protests have the potential of turning against governments that are not seen to be standing up for the rights of Muslims. It also could fuel radicalisation. The last thing we need is an open confrontation between Muslims and Buddhists,” said one Arab ambassador.

Risk of extremism

The ambassador was echoing a warning issued in an independent report by a group headed by Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general. The report said Myanmar risked fuelling “extremism” if it did not lift restrictions on the freedom of movement and right to citizenship of its Rohingya minority.

Eager for her country to be seen as taking the lead in both standing against repression of Muslims and maintaining interfaith harmony, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi rushed to Dhaka this week offering Bangladesh help in accommodating some 150,000 Rohingya who have fled the violence. Indonesian police, meanwhile, have forbidden protesters from holding a rally at the Borobudur Buddhist temple in central Java.

Similarly, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a man known for not mincing his words, accused Myanmar of committing genocide and pledged to deliver 1,000 tonnes of food, medicine and clothing to the country’s afflicted north-western region of Rakhine. Erdogan said he would be taking the Rohingya issue to the United Nations Security Council in consultation with other Muslim nations.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, accompanied by Erdogan’s wife and son, is expected to visit the Myanmar-Bangladesh border and has promised that Turkey will also provide ambulances and other equipment.

“I went to Rakhine two years ago as well, and they literally live in open prisons covered in mud. It is unacceptable for people to live under these conditions in this day and age,” Cavusoglu said.

Driving the Indonesian and Turkish efforts is more than compassion for fellow Muslims and humanitarian compassion.

Saudi roots

Both Erdogan and Marsudi fear that the deep-seated emotions evoked by the Rohingya issue could strengthen ultra-conservative as well as more militant Islamic forces that have been gaining ground as Islamic State (IS) responds to setbacks in Syria and Iraq by expanding operations beyond the Middle East.

Already, Indonesia’s militant Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) has called for volunteers to wage jihad in Buddhist-majority Myanmar in defence of the Rohingya, raising the spectre of foreign fighters making their way to the country. A militant insurgency in Rakhine state would open a second front against jihadis in Southeast Asia where Filipino forces have since May been battling the IS-affiliated Maute group in the southern city of Marawi.

Myanmar’s most recent crackdown was sparked by attacks on police stations in late August by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), a group whose leaders are believed to have roots in Saudi Arabia, to have been trained in Pakistan, and gained experience in Afghanistan.

The FPI’s call is supported by fatwas, or religious edicts, issued by Islamic scholars in the last year in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh and India as well as Mufti Ziabur Rahman, a Rakhine-based Saudi-Rohingya cleric. The scholars argued that resistance to forces opposing Islam was legitimate.

Myanmar’s most recent crackdown was sparked by attacks on police stations in late August by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), a group whose leaders are believed to have roots in Saudi Arabia, to have been trained in Pakistan, and gained experience in Afghanistan. ARSA insists that it has no ties to militants outside Rakhine state. The group is nonetheless believed to be funded by wealthy donors in the kingdom.

In a twist of irony, Arab governments fear that radicalisation in Myanmar could fuel passions in the Middle East and give new energy to militants and opposition groups alike. The fear constitutes the flip side of concerns that, since the campaign against IS in Syria and Iraq gained momentum, foreign fighters would seek new pastures in Southeast Asia.

Before the 2011 popular Arab revolts, pro-Palestinian protests in the Middle East constituted for decades one of the few release valves to vent pent-up anger and frustration. That valve has been largely shut by increased repression in the wake of revolts as well as the dampening impact of violence in Syria and Iraq that has persuaded many to shy away from publicly challenging their rulers.

Some Arab officials fear a prolonged conflict in Rakhine state in which Muslim leaders limit themselves to verbal protests rather than taking a strong stand could serve as a vehicle for mobilisation that governments would find difficult to suppress.

Those fears could well be what galvanises Muslim governments to follow in the footsteps of Indonesia and Turkey and take more assertive action to pressure Myanmar to not only end the violence, but seek a more permanent solution to the Rohingya problem.

A version of this article first appeared in South China Morning Post. The version here is published by permission of James Dorsey.

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Hamburg supermarket attacker was 'known Islamist'

Hamburg (AFP) – The suspect who killed a man with a knife in a Hamburg supermarket was a known Islamist with psychological problems but his motives remain unclear, German officials said Saturday.

Identified as a 26-year-old Palestinian, he arrived in Germany in 2015 from Norway but was due to be deported as his application for asylum was rejected.

Friday’s assault risks reopening a bitter debate over refugees two months before general elections, putting pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel over her decision to open Germany’s borders in 2015 and let in more than a million asylum seekers.

Merkel expressed her sympathies to victims and their families and vowed that “the violent act must be and will be clarified”.

Investigators were still struggling to determine the exact motive for the assault, which left six people injured.

The suspect “was known as an Islamist but not a jihadist,” said the port city’s interior minister Andy Grote, noting “there are indications of radicalisation”.

But Grote stressed that while there could have been an Islamist motive, the suspect also suffered from “psychological instability”.

“It remains unclear which was the overriding element,” he said.

The Palestinian suspect is being held but has refused to speak about why he staged the attack, Nana Frombach, the spokeswoman for the local prosecutor’s office said.

Germany’s interior minister Thomas de Maiziere also cautioned against jumping to conclusions.

“The jihadist ideology could be used as a justification for action that may actually be motivated by other reasons,” he said, adding that “the real motives could perhaps lie in the personality of the perpetrator.”

The attacker had entered the supermarket and taken a kitchen knife from the shelves.

“He ripped off the packaging and then suddenly brutally attacked a 50-year-old man who later died,” said deputy police chief Kathrin Hennings.

He later wounded two more men in the supermarket before fleeing, hurting four other people along the way, before he was overpowered by courageous passers-by.

The man had brandished the bloodied knife, shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“God is Greatest”) as he fled the scene, but bystanders gave chase and flung chairs to stop him.

– ‘Almost exemplary’ –

If confirmed as an Islamist attack, it would be the first in Germany since Tunisian Anis Amri drove a truck into crowds at a Berlin Christmas market on December 19, killing 12 and injuring 48.

News website Spiegel Online named the supermarket attacker as Ahmad A., while officials said he had not appealed against Germany’s decision to deny him asylum.

In fact, he had helped to obtain documents to facilitate his departure from Germany.

On the day of the attack, he had even gone to the authorities to ask if the papers had arrived. Police chief Ralf Meyer said the suspect was “almost exemplary” in this aspect.

And heavily armed police who searched a Hamburg asylum seekers’ shelter where the man lived failed to find any weapons.

– ‘Started drinking heavily’ –

At the accommodation in a leafy suburb, the suspect’s neighbour, who gave his name only as Mohamed, described him as “very intelligent”.

“He was always helping other asylum seekers with their paperwork,” the 31-year-old Syrian refugee told AFP.

But in recent weeks, he “had a crisis, he bought Islamist clothes and read the Koran very loudly in his room”.

“And three weeks after Ramadan, he had another crisis. He started to drink heavily and smoke joints… he was sad that his mother was ill and that his asylum request was rejected,” recounted Mohamed.

Ahead of elections in September, the latest assault risks rekindling the debate over the record refugee influx.

“It makes me especially angry that the perpetrator appears to be a person who claimed protection in Germany and then turned his hate against us,” said Hamburg mayor Olaf Scholz.

“What was this man doing in Germany?” the mass-circulation Bild newspaper asked.

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Hamburg knife-attacker acted on ‘Islamist motives’ – prosecutors

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The Office of the Prosecutor General has begun an investigation into the assailant.


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Hamburg knife murderer known as ‘Islamist, mentally unstable’

Grote told a press conference on Saturday that the man, whose asylum claim had been rejected, was known to have been radicalized.

For some reason, he had not been considered dangerous.
The 26-year-old suspect, born in the United Arab Emirates, was “mentally unstable,” the minister said.

He had come to Germany as a refugee, but his asylum application was rejected and he should have been deported in the following days, as soon as his papers arrived, Tagesspiegel reported.

Hamburg Police Chief Ralf Martin Meyer said initial findings showed the attacker had acted alone, adding that it could not be completely ruled out that he had accomplices, Reuters reported.

READ MORE: 1 killed, multiple injured in Hamburg knife attack – police

On Friday evening, police searched a refugee camp in the district of Langenhorn, where the attacker is thought to have lived.

One person was killed and at least five others were injured during the attack at a supermarket in Hamburg’s Barmbek district. The suspect was overwhelmed by passers-by and arrested.

A 50-year-old woman, as well as four men aged 19, 56, 57, and 64 years, are among the injured, Tagesspiegel reported.
According to Grote, none of the survivors’ wounds are life-threatening.

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