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  • Summary: 

    Ending the cycle of violence requires addressing not only the ideology and motivations of someone like Tarrant, but also the historical framework he shares with many Muslims. That is, that Muslims and non-Muslims are and shall remain in a state of permanent conflict, until the end of time (according to Islamists) or the disappearance of Islam (according to advocates of a “counter-jihad”). Among Muslims and non-Muslims, there is an urgent need to address those obsolete and problematic elements of Islamic orthodoxy that underlie the Islamist worldview, fuelling violence on both sides. The world’s largest Muslim organisation, Indonesia’s Nahdlatul Ulama, of which I am General Secretary, has begun to do exactly that.

    The truth, we recognise, is that jihadist doctrine, goals and strategy can be traced to specific tenets of orthodox, authoritative Islam and its historic practice. This includes those portions of Shariah that promote Islamic supremacy, encourage enmity towards non-Muslims and It is these elements – still taught by most Sunni and Shiite institutions – that constitute a summons to perpetual conflict.

    There is a desperate need for honest discussion of these matters. This is why it worries me to see Western political and intellectual elites weaponise the term “,” to short-circuit analysis of a complex phenomenon that threatens all humanity. For example, it is as proposed by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims. In reality, it is the spread of Islamist extremism and terror that primarily contributes to the rise of Islamophobia throughout the non-Muslim world.

  • Summary: 

    Why liberals are more disturbed by the pipe-bomb postings than they ever were by Islamist outrages. So now we’re allowed to get angry about terrorism? Now we are encouraged to talk about it openly? Now we are invited to dig down and discover the warped political prejudices that might be fuelling terrorism?

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    The West’s movement towards the truth is remarkably slow. We drag ourselves towards it painfully, inch by inch, after each bloody Islamist assault.

    In France, Britain, Germany, America and nearly every other country in the world it remains government policy to say that any and all attacks carried out in the name of Mohammed have ‘nothing to do with Islam’. It was said by George W. Bush after 9/11, Tony Blair after 7/7 and Tony Abbott after the Sydney attack last month. It is what David Cameron said after two British extremists cut off the head of Drummer Lee Rigby in London, when ‘Jihadi John’ cut off the head of aid worker Alan Henning in the ‘Islamic State’ and when Islamic extremists attacked a Kenyan mall, separated the Muslims from the Christians and shot the latter in the head. And, of course, it is what President François Hollande said after the massacre of journalists and Jews in Paris last week.

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    There may be some positive things to be said about Mohammed, but I thought this was pushing things too far and mentioned just one occasion when Mohammed didn’t welcome a critic. Asma bint Marwan was a female poetess who mocked the ‘Prophet’ and who, as a result, Mohammed had killed. It is in the texts. It is not a problem for me. But I can understand why it is a problem for decent Muslims. The moment I said this, my Muslim colleague went berserk. How dare I say this? I replied that it was in the Hadith and had a respectable chain of transmission (an important debate). He said it was a fabrication which he would not allow to stand. The upshot was that he refused to continue unless all mention of this was wiped from the recording. The BBC team agreed and I was left trying to find another way to express the same point. The broadcast had this ‘offensive’ fact left out.

  • News Date: 
    05/06/2017
    Summary: 

    The ongoing , March's , the shocking scenes at Manchester Arena and the  have brought terrorism back to the

  • Summary: 
    • Although the internet evidently did play a role in the radicalization process, the study showed that face-to-face encounters were more important, and that dawa, the proselytizing of Islam, played a central role in this process, as the men themselves became missionaries for Islam.

    • The third factor was the establishment of a "them and us" distinction between the radicalized men and the rest of the world, especially the belief that the West is an enemy of the Muslim world. The distinction also involved a rejection of democracy and a commitment to the establishment of a caliphate governed by sharia law, which the men want to bring about either through dawa(proselytizing) or violence (jihad).

    • "The Islamic State is a byproduct of Al Azhar's programs. So can Al Azhar denounce itself as un-Islamic? Al Azhar says there must be a caliphate and that it is an obligation for the Muslim world. Al Azhar teaches the law of apostasy and killing the apostate. Al Azhar is hostile towards religious minorities, and teaches things like not building churches, etc. Al Azhar upholds the institution of jizya [extracting tribute from non-Muslims]. Al Azhar teaches stoning people. So can Al Azhar denounce itself as un-Islamic?" — Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Nasr, scholar of Islamic law, graduate of Egypt's Al Azhar University, explaining why it refused to denounce ISIS as un-Islamic, 2015.

  • Summary: 

    One of the most frequently quoted Quranic verses is chapter 9 verse 5. This verse is known as "The Verse of the Sword." Muslim terrorists cite it to justify their violent jihad. Correspondingly, critics of Islam claim that it commands Muslims to act with offensive aggression towards the non-Muslims of that period, and contributes to Islam’s final theological doctrine of aggression towards all non-Muslims of all times. Apologists for Islam claim that 9:5 is purely defensive. Which side is right?

    As the Islamic source materials are examined it will become evident that verse 9:5 is part of the theology of jihad and is meant to be both offensive and defensive. It is directed against Pagans living both near to and far away from Muhammad.

    Understanding 9:5 in context requires an examination of the passage in which it is found. This passage consists of 29 to 41 verses or so (depending on which scholar’s view you hold). Because of time and space constraints however, I will only review the first 8 or so verses. I believe that they set the passage’s tone and belay its directives.

    Islam’s final theological position regarding the use of violence to further its domain does not rest upon one verse or passage. Rather the entire Quran, other Islamic source materials, and Muhammad’s actions and lifestyle (Sunnah) must be examined and evaluated. We’ll do that with a view toward Sura 9:5.

    I have attempted to keep this article focused on 9:5 within the broad theology of jihad. 9:5 is a foundational stone in the building of jihad and general aspects of jihad must be discussed. There is also the related topic of abrogation, but that has been dealt with elsewhere1, 2, 3, 4.

  • Country: 
    Burkina Faso
    News Date: 
    11/05/2019
    Summary: 

    Two French commandos died in the assault, during which four terrorists were killed. The rescued hostages included two French citizens, Patrick Picque and Laurent Lassimouillas, who had disappeared on May 1 while on safari in the tiny neighbouring West African nation of Benin. Mr Pique, 51, a jeweler, and Mr Lassimouillas, 46, a piano teacher, had been at the end of a trip to the remote Pendjari National Park. A wildlife reserve known for its elephants and lions, it lies close to Benin's porous northwestern 

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    16/07/2012
    Summary: 

    As the attacks on Nigeria's Christians continued in full force this past week, a particularly grisly attack saw fifty believers burned to death at their pastor's home, where they had fled for refuge from a terrorist attack. Reports disclosed that over 100 people were killed by armed terrorists this past week, who went on a 12-village killing spree in Nigeria's Plateau state. Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has once again taken responsibility for the assaults.

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    As Sri Lankan authorities worry about the potential of more suicide attacks by the group behind the Easter Sunday bombings, one Muslim activist is issuing an urgent warning to Christians around the world about the growing and very real threat of radical Islam.

    "If Christians don't wake up, if Christians leaders don't wake up, then we Muslims who fled from extremists can't help you anymore," said , a Muslim author from Australia. "We tried warning you."

  • Summary: 

    hat did Spain do wrong? Why did Muslim radicals attack so many innocents? Those are the questions being asked across the West .

    Many will resort to the self-flagellation of “change our foreign policy” or “we are to blame because of colonialism”. I wish it were so simple. I know the mindset of militant Muslims seeking to kill disbelievers in the name of a caliphate, because I called for the creation of such a caliphate for five years of my life. I recognise the ideology, theology and strategy behind the violence. There is no appeasing the fanatics.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    04/05/2019
    Summary: 

    Young imams are being trained in a network of Islamic schools across the UK that have been accused of promoting intolerance and misogyny, a secret Government report has warned. The report claims preachers emerging from some of the dozens of Darul Uloom madrasas scattered across Britain have views as extreme as those held by radical clerics who move to the UK from Islamic countries – and may spread them to worshippers. The Mail on Sunday has identified 48 Darul Ulooms – which can be translated as House of Knowledge – that follow a strict syllabus called Dars-E-Nizami.

  • Country: 
    United States of America (the)
    News Date: 
    30/04/2019
    Summary: 

    The Trump administration is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organisation, the White House said on Tuesday. The designation will bring economic and travel sanctions against Egypt's oldest Islamist movement, with more than a million members across the Middle East. The decision follows a White House visit by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in April. Mr Sisi asked US President Donald Trump to make the move, US media said.

  • Summary: 
    • Notably, other Christian holidays, especially Christmas, are also prime times for Islamic terror, and for the same reasons -- to make a "point" and because at that time, churches are especially packed.

    • Commenting on the most recent carnage of Christians -- last Easter Sunday's bombing campaign in Sri Lanka, where more than 250 people were murdered -- the country's archbishop said, "we never expected such a thing to happen and especially on Easter Sunday."

    • Sadly, as bombed churches and massacred worshippers during Christian holy days have become the new norm, he and everyone else should expect exactly that.

  • Country: 
    United States of America (the)
    News Date: 
    03/05/2012
    Summary: 

    Al Qaeda has called upon its followers to unleash massive forest fires upon the United States this summer. Published in the latest edition of the notorious terror magazine, 'Inspire', are graphic instructions for the creation and ignition of 'ember bombs'

  • Country: 
    Sri Lanka
    News Date: 
    26/04/2019
    Summary: 

    “Idolaters, he added, ‘need to be slaughtered wherever you see them.’”

    Where did he get that idea? “Kill them wherever you find them” (Qur’an 2:191, 4:89); “Kill the idolaters wherever you find them” (Qur’an 9:5).

    “Sri Lankan Accused of Leading Attacks Preached Slaughter. Many Dismissed Him.,” by Hannah Beech, , April 25, 2019:

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    26/04/2019
    Summary: 

    French President Emmanuel Macron vowed an ‘intractable’ fight against ‘political Islam,’ which he said seeks secession from the French Republic.

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    21/04/2019
    Summary: 
    • The current violence, which has been getting worse since early 2017, "is slightly different, in that it is a series of targeted attacks on Christian communities attempting to displace farmers and take land for herders." — Nathan Johnson, International Christian Concern, Regional Manager for Africa.

  • Country: 
    Congo (the Democratic Republic of the)
    News Date: 
    19/04/2019
    Summary: 

    The caliphate is gone from Iraq and Syria, but the caliphate dreamers remain a global threat. “ISIS claims first attack in DR Congo, saying it killed soldiers near Uganda border,” by Joanne Stocker, , April 18, 2019:

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    17/04/2019
    Summary: 

    I felt thoroughly vindicated over the weekend when two separate sources confirmed that Shamima was not the innocent housewife of Raqqa she claimed to be, minding the children and doing the ironing while hubby went off for an honest day’s mass murdering. Begum, as I strongly suspected, appears to have been a member of the 

  • Country: 
    Germany
    News Date: 
    16/04/2019
    Summary: 

    German media is  the German federal government has stated that branches of the international charitable franchise Islamic Relief are closely connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, an international Islamist movement whose offshoots include the designated terrorist organization Hamas.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    14/04/2019
    Summary: 

    Shamima Begum, the Bethnal Green schoolgirl, served in the Islamic State’s “morality police” and also tried to recruit other young women to join the jihadist group, well-placed sources have told The Telegraph. She was allowed to carry a Kalashnikov rifle and earned a reputation as a strict “enforcer” of Isil’s laws, such as dress codes for women, sources claimed. 

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    31/03/2019
    Summary: 

    A network of British Asians based in London, Buckinghamshire, Birmingham, northwest England and Scotland mounted over two decades and made further gains from mortgage and credit card fraud targeting banks and individuals. The group netted an estimated £8bn in public money alone.

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    05/04/2019
    Summary: 

    “‘Heir of Mohamed Merah’: French Cops Arrest Terror Suspect Inspired by Islamist Behind Jewish School Massacre in Toulouse,” by Ben Cohen, , April 3, 2019 (thanks to David):

  • Country: 
    Myanmar
    News Date: 
    28/03/2019
    Summary: 

    Long history of jihad stretching back to before independence in 1948.

  • Country: 
    Syrian Arab Republic
    News Date: 
    25/03/2019
    Summary: 
    • "An estimated 3,100 Yazidis were killed [in Iraq], with nearly half of them... either shot, beheaded, or burned alive... The estimated number kidnapped is 6,800... All Yazidis were targeted... but children were disproportionately affected." — PLOS Medicine, 2017.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    25/03/2019
    Summary: 

    “Terrorism fears as 3,000 UK children a year go to ‘jihadi’ schools in Pakistan, secret government report reveals,” by Abul Taher, , March 23, 2019:

    A secret Government report has warned that more than 3,000 British children are being taken to Pakistan each year and enrolled in extremist summer schools.

  • Country: 
    Somalia
    News Date: 
    23/03/2019
    Summary: 

    Gunmen from an Islamist militant group stormed a government building in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, after a suicide car bombing on Saturday, killing at least five people, including the country’s deputy labor minister, the police said.

  • Country: 
    Congo (the)
    News Date: 
    18/03/2019
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  • Country: 
    Germany
    News Date: 
    22/03/2019
    Summary: 

    Note how the Daily Mail, the worst paper in the Western world, puts quotation marks around the word “jihadists” in its headline, because these useful idiots know that Islam is a religion of peace and that real jihad is not about killing as many people as possible, but about romping through the daisies and blowing milk bubbles through a straw.

  • Summary: 

    Counter-extremism expert and Quilliam founder Maajid Nawaz joins Bill to discuss the fight against radical Islamist ideology:

    "we [Hizb ut-Tahrir] did lay the ideological foundations for what has now become known as the Caliphate [Islamic State/ISIL/ISIS]"

  • Summary: 

    Muslim integration into Europe societies is successful when Muslims are willing to give up the mental confinement of their home countries — countries, let's not forget, which they left in search of a better life. For as long as they refuse to adapt to a European state of mind, they will perpetuate resentment and a culture of violence.

    What did "we" do to "them"? We opened up our cities, our houses, our wallets. And in our secular temples of progress — our metro stations and airports and theaters — their sons are killing themselves, and taking our sons and daughters with them. There is nothing for which we need to apologize. "Occidentophobia" originated in the Muslim community. We need to demand they abandon it.

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    “Dutch author and sociologist Ruud Koopmans said this week that Muslims are more difficult to integrate into Western society than other migrant groups because of a literal interpretation of the Quran prevalent among Muslims.”

    Koopmans called this a “threat to world peace.” Most Muslims agree that “Muslims should return to the roots of Islam,” while a whopping “75 percent think there is only one interpretation of the Qur’an possible to which every Muslim should stick.” That interpretation is normative Islam, and the one that resulted in over 11 million Muslims being murdered for not being Muslim enough since 1948, along with innumerable non-Muslims. It’s also the same interpretation that for a millennium and more has divided the world into two camps: the House of War (Infidel countries) and the House of Islam (Islamic countries), with the mandate that the latter must conquer the former.

  • Summary: 

    The United Nations has once again shown itself to be the “theatre of the absurd” after a UN Human Rights Council report condemned Israel, accused the Jewish state of “war crimes” and acted against its own principles.

    Let’s be clear here. Israel is defending its border from an orchestrated series of terrorist attacks, where Hamas is using civilians as human shields, deploying armed terrorists next to women and children, and carrying out terror attacks against Israel.

    Israel is only acting to defends its borders, its people and its sovereignty from a terrorist group hell-bent on its destruction. However, instead of focusing on the atrocities of Hamas, so-called “human rights experts” at the United Nations have condemned Israel and accused the Jewish state of “war crimes”.

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    01/03/2019
    Summary: 

    “Muslim Extremists Murder Over 30 Nigerian Christians In Devastating Attack,”, , March 1, 2019:

    Over 30 Nigerian Christians were killed in a brutal early morning attack by radical Islamic Fulani herdsmen, who have been systematically targeting believers living on lands the extremists claim to be their territory.

  • Country: 
    Syrian Arab Republic
    News Date: 
    23/02/2019
    Summary: 
    • Jihadis decapitated dozens of Yazidi women and dumped the heads in dustbins 
    • British Special Forces made the grim discovery in Baghuz, eastern Syria
    • IS once controlled a swathe of territory more than a quarter the size of England
    • But by last night just 200 militants were confined to one-fifth of a square mile 
  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    21/02/2019
    Summary: 

    The security orders used to keep the public safe from former jihadists are so expensive that experts fear most of those returning from Syria are being allowed to roam free. The Home Office has spent nearly £5 million keeping 23 suspects under restrictions, The Times can disclose. Annual legal bills have been as high as £1 million while accommodation has cost as much as £70,000 a year per person. That figure excludes the cost of tagging and police work.

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    06/02/2019
    Summary: 

    Fearing potential terrorist attacks, the south-eastern city of Grenoble will temporarily close a mosque in which imams were allegedly calling for “armed jihad.” Over 400 worshippers attended the mosque each day.

  • Country: 
    Australia
    News Date: 
    31/01/2019
    Summary: 

    A NSW Supreme Court judge has called on Muslims to publicly disavow violent verses of the Koran that he says have been used by Islamic extremists to support terrorism in Australia.

  • Country: 
    Cameroon
    News Date: 
    29/01/2019
    Summary: 

    Large numbers of suspected Boko Haram militants attacked the predominantly Christian villages of Gochi and Toufou in north Cameroon, on 24 January. The raids came in the middle of the night, overwhelming the soldiers on guard, forcing them to flee and causing appalling damage.

  • Country: 
    Philippines (the)
    News Date: 
    27/01/2019
    Summary: 

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility Sunday for a pair of bombings at a Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island that killed at least 20 people and wounded 81. Twin bombings during a Sunday church service in Sulu Province in the southern Philippines have killed at least 20 people, including Women and children. The armed forces said another 80 were wounded. 

  • Country: 
    Spain
    News Date: 
    22/01/2019
    Summary: 
    • Police said that the jihadis were known to have committed at least 369 robberies and thefts in and around Barcelona. In addition to theft, the cell members sustained themselves through drug trafficking and document fraud.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    19/01/2019
    Summary: 

    Boris Johnson privately warned there could be “reprisal” killings of British citizens if two Isil fighters allegedly members of the infamous ‘Beatles’ terror cell were executed in America. 

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    19/01/2019
    Summary: 

    A mosque-based scout group is being investigated by police after links to an 'Islamic extremist' preacher and claims that the group leader encouraged girls as young as five pose in videos, advocating wearing the hijab. 

  • Country: 
    Kenya
    News Date: 
    15/01/2019
    Summary: 

    Witnesses in the Kenyan capital said four armed men had rushed into the dusitD2 compound, which includes a hotel and several office buildings housing international companies, at about 3pm on Tuesday. Sustained automatic gunfire and grenade explosions were heard shortly afterwards, as scores of people fled the scene.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    11/01/2019
    Summary: 

    A ruling member of Hamas has stood down as a trustee of one of Britain’s most prominent mosques after an inquiry by the charity regulator.

  • Country: 
    India
    News Date: 
    05/01/2019
    Summary: 

    “A video was also recovered by NIA in which, Mufti Suhail, the 29-year-old Islamic preacher who led the group, is heard explaining intricacies of an IED.” Happens all the time. Don’t rabbis and Christian preachers routinely get busted with weapons caches amid their plots to commit mass murder of non-Jews and non-Christians? From the establishment media narrative, one would think so.

  • Summary: 
    • Censored from today's campuses is discussion of another, in various respects competing, intersectionality: That of the shared, intersecting, predicaments of today's victims of Islamist aggression, including terrorism.

    • Hamas's operatives have trained in Sudan and worked with Sudanese forces, including those that have been engaged in the Darfur genocide. This is the organization whose supporters are leading movers behind the campus intersectionality/boycott campaign and have become the moral arbiters of campus political correctness.

    • Of those killed at the Twin Towers on 9/11, 215 were black (136 men, 79 women). Other African Americans were murdered in subsequent Islamist-inspired terrorist attacks in California and Florida and elsewhere, and are as likely to be victims of future such terror attacks as anyone else. But work to prevent, and minimize the impact, of such assaults apparently counts for no more to Black Lives Matter, when weighed against promoting an anti-Israel agenda, than it does to SJP and other Hamas-linked groups.

    • The "intersectionality" promoted on campuses and beyond by Hamas/SJP and their fellow travelers seeks, in pursuit of its anti-Israel agenda, to distract attention from the Islamist onslaught, its ongoing savaging of populations in Africa, Asia and America.
  • Country: 
    Morocco
    News Date: 
    20/12/2018
    Summary: 
    • Sympathizers for the terror group have widely circulated the video online
    • The chilling footage has today been verified as genuine by Danish intelligence
    • ISIS is yet to claim responsibility but the killers are heard saying 'This is for Syria'
  • Summary: 

    642 AD Burning of the Great Library of Alexandria. Several historians told varying accounts of a Muslim army led by  sacking the city in 642 after the Byzantine army was defeated at the , and that the commander asked the   what to do with the library. He gave the famous answer: "They will either contradict the Koran, in which case they are heresy, or they will agree with it, so they are superfluous." The Arabs subsequently burned the books to heat bathwater for the soldiers. It was also said that the Library's collection was still substantial enough at this late date to provide six months' worth of fuel for the baths.

    651AD According to an account in , the Arab Commander  wrote to Caliph  about what should be done with the books of the Royal Library at the Persian capital of  in the province of Khvârvarân (today known as Iraq). Umar wrote back: "If the books contradict the Qur'an, they are blasphemous. On the other hand, if they are in agreement, they are not needed." All the books were thrown into the Euphrates.

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