December 2016

Summary: 

Once children are ‘taught’ the wrong truth, it is not easy to get it out from their system even when they are grown up. Their identity is intimately connected with what they believe, and reason often cannot break through their natural impulse to defend their identity especially when the people in their surroundings share the same belief.

It needs an open environment, where questions can be asked fearlessly, where sensible answers are given and where holy books are not untouchable holy cows. This atmosphere is partly there for Christianity in the west, but is sorely missing in regard to Islam.

Summary: 

In 2007 research conducted by Policy Exchange revealed that 37% of British Muslims aged 16-24 said they would prefer to live under sharia than under British law, while a similar number of Muslims under 35 said they agreed with the sharia stipulation that anyone who converted from Islam to another faith should be executed.

These findings not only clearly illustrate that attitudes to sharia are a key touchstone in defining radicalisation among British Muslims, they also point to a demographic time bomb in this respect. Previous estimates of the number of British Muslims who had been radicalised generally suggested between 13% and 15%. However, Policy Exchange’s research suggests that more than a third of Muslims aged under 35 have been radicalised. It is therefore essential that the new Government takes action both to undo the appeasement of the sharia agenda that took place under the previous Labour government and to  challenge young British Muslims that advocacy of sharia is a line that must not be crossed.

Summary: 

The essential problem for the government is to find a way of defining a specific point that very clearly delineates the start of radicalisation and that can be used as a touchstone to assesses when British Muslims and Islamic organisations have crossed it. Sharia provides that point. It is both wholly incompatible with a number of important historic British values and its implementation on Muslim and non-Muslim alike is central to the ultimate aims of both violent and non-violent Islamists. As such, it can be used not only to identify radicalisation, but also to draw a line in the sand in respect of British values that wavering young Muslims can be challenged not to cross.

Summary: 

Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat” warned the ancient Chinese general Sun Tzu reputed author of The Art of War.

Unless we understand the ultimate aims that Islamist terrorists are seeking to achieve, then every public policy aimed at countering them will be no more than tactics, with little hope of strategic success. Fundamentally, the ultimate aim of Islamist terrorists is that Islamic law (sharia), which is the primary instrument of Islamic government, should be imposed across the entire world on Muslim and non Muslim alike.

Summary: 

Germany is at a crossroads where it must choose how to respond to the wave of terrorist attacks that has engulfed the country. Prayers and “Ich bin ein Berliner” hashtags, public statements of shock and horror, and landmarks going dark in solidarity with the victims will not suffice to deal with the difficult question the German leadership now faces. It is pivotal that the commitment to address the root cause behind the  atrocity – the ideology of Islamism – triumphs over well-intentioned but ultimately meaningless platitudes.

Country: 
Netherlands (the)
News Date: 
29/12/2016
Summary: 
  •  A video, taken last year, has emerged showing Dutch children at a mosque
  •  Harm Beertema MP urged parents: 'Refuse to allow your child to participate'
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One of our supporters sent us this copy of a letter they had received in response to their complaint.

"Dear ShariaWatch,

This is what I received as the BBC's response to my complaint.
Effectively a total brush-off"

 

The BBC response is attached as a download file

 

Country: 
Afghanistan
News Date: 
28/12/2016
Summary: 
  • The woman was killed after going to the market in Sar-e-Pul province
  • Her husband was away in Iran when she went shopping for supplies 
  • The area is still under Taliban control 
  • Under Taliban rule women are prohibited from leaving their homes unless accompanied by a close male relative
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Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
28/12/2016
Summary: 

There are so very many stories like this one in Britain, and there will be more, because the seizure of Infidel girls and their use as sex slaves is sanctioned in the Qur’an. According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). 

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Country: 
Nigeria
News Date: 
28/12/2016
Summary: 

Islamist militants from the Boko Haram terror group are instructing their teenage recruits how to sexually assault women as part of their training, both as a means of terror and an incentive for the young militants. As part of their formation program, the Nigeria-based Jihadi leaders rape women and young girls captured during raids in front of the boys as a visual lesson in how to subdue a struggling victim during sexual assault, according to reports.

Summary: 

Milo Yiannopoulos said that Islam as a whole, not just the extremists, was the root course of violent attacks on gays and women by Muslims.

“I’m not talking about Islamists. I’m not talking about terrorists. I’m not talking about radical Islam. I’m talking about mainstream Muslim culture” said Yiannopoulos. “There are eleven Muslim countries in which I could be killed for being a homosexual. The state penalty is death. One hundred million people live in countries where the penalty for homosexuality is death. This is not radical Islam. This is mainstream Muslim society. Look what’s happening in Sweden. Look what’s happening anywhere in Germany, anywhere there are large influxes of a Muslim population. Things don’t end well for women and gays. The left has got to make a decision. Either they want female emancipation and it wants gay rights or it wants Islam. It’s got to pick…”

Summary: 

I originally wrote this as a reflection on how the decades of Muslims ethnically-cleansing gay areas in London were predictors for future Muslim terrorism directed against gays. Within a few months of the Orlando attack, where a Muslim killed 50 gay people in a nightclub, I realised that the Orlando attack had been normalised & more-or-less forgotten. So, the topic needed to be generalised.

Country: 
Nigeria
News Date: 
28/12/2016
Summary: 

Nigeria's most senior Muslim cleric has rejected a new gender equality bill, which proposes that women and men inherit an equal share. The Sultan of Sokoto, Mohamed Sa'ad Abubakar, said Muslims would not accept the violation of Islamic law guaranteeing men a greater share. Nigeria's main Christian body has welcomed the bill, saying its religion permitted equal inheritance.

Summary: 

This is about war, about children being indocrinated.

Country: 
Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
27/12/2016
Summary: 

SAUDI Arabia’s 'morality police' have arrested several women alleged to be among those filmed drinking, dancing and “mixing” with men.

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Summary: 

Americans have lived with the threat of attack by jihadi groups for nearly four decades. Despite this clear and present danger, some non-Muslim commentators, politicians, and other public figures challenge the idea that Islamism, a radical political ideology with ambitions of global conquest, has anything to do with this violence. We call such persons useful infidels (a variation on “useful idiots,” a term widely attributed to Lenin). Useful infidels employ various methods. Some seek to redefine the threat by arguing that ISIS killers should not be described as Muslim terrorists out of fear that doing so would provide “the type of Islamic legitimacy that they are so desperately seeking, but which they don’t deserve at all.” Others seek to distract from the Islamist threat by claiming there is a deluge of anti-Muslim hate crimes or non-Muslim threats of violence where few exist. Some cooperate with Islamist groups, such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Others focus on depriving law enforcement of the necessary training and resources to recognize and counter Islamist threats. Or they legitimize Islamists as the only representative and acceptable face of American Islam, to the detriment of moderate Muslims, who are ignored and powerless. Many useful infidels defame those who speak up about the threat of Islamism, both Muslim and non-Muslim, often accusing them of bigotry and claiming their critique, and not Islamism itself, is the cause of jihad, extremism, and violence. Some go so far as to compile blacklists of those accused of this alleged thought crime.

Summary: 

 My friends, we must use our minds. We must be wise. We will be unable to help anyone if we are dead. A doctor is pledged to help the sick but he wears a mask and rubber gloves to protect himself against infection so that he may continue to serve others. That makes sense doesn’t it? But if we are overrun with terrorists on Hijrah then our well intentioned plans of showing compassion on the truly hurting and deserving will go for naught.” The Qu’ran, in Sura 4, Verse 100 states, And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will find on the earth many locations in abundance. And whoever leaves his home as an emigrant to Allah and His Messenger and then death overtakes him, his reward has already become incumbent upon Allah. And Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful”. A Hijrah is a jihad by immigration. It is based on Muhammad and his followers emigrating from Mecca to Medina, where the Muslims eventually outnumbered the local population and took over the city. 

Country: 
Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
27/12/2016
Summary: 

 

 Saudi man has been jailed for one year for calling for an end to the Muslim kingdom's guardianship system that gives men wide controls over women, local media said Tuesday.

Summary: 

December 25 marked the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union. On this occasion, it is urgent for us to reflect on 3 key lessons that the fall of the Evil Empire provided. They are lessons that the new incoming Trump administration must put into action immediately vis-à-vis our enemy in the terror war.

Lesson #1: Go on the Offense Against Islamic Supremacism

Lesson #2: Deceive the Totalitarian Enemy into Being Pluralistic

Lesson #3: Verbally Take the Moral High Ground

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
27/12/2016
Summary: 

oters in towns and cities with large Muslim communities where there are concerns about election fraud will have to show their passports or driving licences before casting their ballot.

Country: 
United States of America (the)
News Date: 
25/12/2016
Summary: 

According to a recent email sent by the director of Harvard’s Islamic Legal Studies Program, Intisar Rabb, the launch of the new program comes “just in time” for the beginning of the Trump administration and has the goal of “building a community of Islamic law scholars in the academy” as well as informing “policy and media discourse about Islamic law.”

Summary: 
  • Of the 1.2 million migrants who arrived in Germany in 2014 and 2015, only 34,000 found work.

  • Angela Merkel went to lay white roses at the scene of the Christmas market attack in Berlin. Thousands of Germans did the same. Many brought candles and cried. But anger and the will to combat the threat remained largely absent.

  • Nothing better describes the present state of Germany than the sad fate of Maria Landenburger, a 19-year-old girl, murdered at the beginning of December. A member of a refugee relief organization, Landenburger was among those who welcomed migrants in 2015. She was raped and murdered by one of the people she was helping. Her family asked anyone who wanted to pay tribute to their daughter to give money to refugee associations, so that more refugees could come to Germany.

  • The law that condemns incitement to hatred, presumably intended to prevent a return to Nazi ideas, is held like a sword over whoever speaks too harshly of the growing Islamization of the country.

  • The great majority of the Germans do not want to see that Germany is at war, because a merciless enemy has declared war on them. They do not want to see that war has been declared on Western civilization. They accept defeat and docilely do what jihadists want them to do: they submit.

  • If Angela Merkel does not see the difference between Jews exterminated by the Nazis, and Muslims threatening to exterminate Christians, Jews and other Muslims, she is even more clueless than it seems.

Summary: 

I am writing to raise serious concerns over the Home Affairs Select Committee hearing on 1 November 2016 at which I gave oral testimony and to provide further and new evidence on the matter at hand, particularly with regards the transnational Islamist links with Sharia courts as well as the discriminatory content and intent of the courts, which violate the UK's gender equality obligations and commitments to freedom of religion and expression. Please treat this letter as a submission to the inquiry.

Key findings are:

1)     Accusations of "anti-faith", “Islamophobia” and racism constitute an attempt to delegitimise the evidence of secular witnesses to the inquiry.

2)     Sharia councils violate human rights.  Based on their own statements, Sharia councils consider themselves to be courts, giving rulings on Islamic law which they consider binding on all Muslims.

3)     Sharia judges have made statements supporting the criminalising of blasphemy and apostasy and justifying the killing of apostates. The label of "apostate" carries grave risk of shunning, violence and death.

4)     Challenging any aspect of Sharia court decisions may lead to threats and charges of blasphemy and apostasy in Britain and abroad.

5)     Sharia court jurisprudence and practice violate every article of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). In particular, they violate Article 16 on marriage and family relations. The concept of "zina" which criminalises sex outside marriage is key to understanding the operation of Sharia courts.

6)     Secular values underpin human rights treaties on ending gender discrimination. They cannot be set aside in favour of religious discrimination.

7)     CEDAW recommendations declare that the state must end parallel and customary legal systems as they violate women’s right to equality.

8)     The law and not religion must be the key basis for securing justice for citizens and BME women.

Country: 
Denmark
News Date: 
24/12/2016
Summary: 

Denmark has discovered that 36 people who fled to join the terror cult have received handouts from the state that rack up to 672,000 kroner (£76,957). 

Summary: 

“Saracen 786” asks a number of questions in this video about whether various Islamic teachings and acts of Muhammad are really moral and ethical. He repeatedly asks Muslim scholars how they would explain these aspects of Islam. If any respond, they will say that Allah decides what is moral and ethical, and thus these aspects of Islam cannot be questioned, but are simply to be accepted. That just leads to the further question of why Allah would command what are clearly hateful and immoral acts.

Summary: 
  • While the medieval Saudi system of justice was flogging the gentle blogger Raif Badawi 50 out of the stipulated 1000 lashes, a delegation of UN bureaucrats landed in Jeddah to promote an international conference on religious freedom.

  • The Saudis use these international seats to advance their oppressive agenda, and to press the Western democracies to punish criticism of Islam.

  • Through the shameful trial of Geert Wilders, Dutch authorities sent a message of surrender to the Saudis and other rogue Islamic regimes that punish dissent.

  • Did the Dutch prosecute Wilders on behalf of the Saudis, who threatened to impose sanctions on the Netherlands?

  • The UN and the Western democracies are putting the defense of human rights and freedom in the hands of one the world's worst violators of religious and intellectual freedom.

  • Sharia courts are already fully operating in the Netherlands. They know something about "human rights": stoning, flogging and chopping off heads.

  • Who will rescue our right to speak?

Summary: 

Various papers who made the mistake of trusting ‘Hope Not Hate’ have now had to un-publish their stories or print corrections. Perhaps they won’t trust the group again. Anyhow – to return to the point at the top – I’m afraid I won’t be available to give out this week’s lottery numbers or announce in advance the winners of the Boxing Day racing. Calling this stuff doesn’t require any mystical abilities. It simply requires an averagely observant person to notice what is going on time and again before our eyes. It really doesn’t require much. But it is our civilisation’s tragedy that the people in charge of our future can’t even rouse themselves to this task.

Summary: 

The appeasers, apologists and ‘useful idiots’ have been out in force over the festive season, busily lighting candles, declaring ‘Ich Bin Ein Berliner’ and proclaiming that the murderous attack on the Christmas market had nothing to do either with Islam or mass immigration. Thinking of them prompted me to pluck from my shelf one of my favourite books, a slim tome entitled ‘Ourselves and Germany’, written in the winter of 1937 by the Marquess of Londonderry. Otherwise known as Charles Stewart Henry Vane-Tempest-Stewart, or ‘Charley’ to his pals, the Marquess could neither write well nor read men well, but his book is nonetheless riveting. It’s a timeless reminder of where an educated man’s moral cowardice and intellectual stupidity can lead.

Summary: 

Over 300 abused women have signed a statement opposing Sharia courts and religious bodies, warning of the growing threat to their rights and to their collective struggles for security and independence.

Summary: 

The Archbishop of Canterbury has used the word genocide to describe the treatment of suppressed Christians around the world in his Christmas message to churches. Most Revd Justin Welby writes of the "troubled, uncertain world" we live in and the need to stand alongside fellow believers as they endure suffering. Speaking of the treatment by extremist groups, he said: "In some places, this is motivated by a desire to eradicate the indigenous Christian presence completely. These are acts not only of terror but of genocide; criminal acts for which the international community must bring those guilty to account.

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There have been many calls for the suffering experienced by Christians at the hands of Islamic State to be labelled genocide. Earlier this year the UK parliament voted to use the word and called on the government to refer the issue to the UN Security Council. Once referred, member states then have a legal duty to take action to stop the genocide. The UK government is yet to refer the issue.

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