Friday, May 26, 2017

Ramadan in Egypt: Muslims murder 26 Christians in bus on way to monastery - Jihad Watch, Robert Spencer

https://www.jihadwatch.org/why-jihad-watch

Why Jihad Watch? Because non-Muslims in the West, as well as in India, China, Russia, and the world over, are facing a concerted effort by Islamic jihadists, the motives and goals of whom are largely ignored by the Western media, to destroy their societies and impose Islamic law upon them — and to commit violence to that end even while their overall goal remains out of reach. That effort goes under the general rubric of jihad.
Jihad (Arabic for “struggle”) is a central duty of every Muslim. Muslim theologians have spoken of many things as jihads: the struggle within the soul, defending the faith from critics, supporting its growth and defense financially, even migrating to non-Muslim lands for the purpose of spreading Islam. But violent jihad is a constant of Islamic history and a central element of Islamic theology. Many passages of the Qur’an and sayings of the Islamic prophet Muhammad are used by jihad warriors today to justify their actions and gain new recruits. No major Muslim group has ever repudiated the doctrines of armed jihad. The theology of jihad, which denies unbelievers equality of human rights and dignity, is available today for anyone with the will and means to bring it to life.
In Islamic history and doctrine violent jihad is founded on numerous verses of the Qur’an — most notably, one known in Islamic theology as the “Verse of the Sword”: “Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is forgiving, merciful” (9:5). Establishing “regular worship” and paying the “poor-due” (zakat) means essentially that they will become Muslim, as these are two of the central responsibilities of every Muslim. Sahih Bukhari, which Muslims regard as the most trustworthy of all the many collections of traditions of Muhammad, records this statement of the Prophet: “Allah assigns for a person who participates in (holy battles) in Allah’s Cause and nothing causes him to do so except belief in Allah and in His Messengers, that he will be recompensed by Allah either with a reward, or booty (if he survives) or will be admitted to Paradise (if he is killed in the battle as a martyr).”
Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406), a pioneering historian and philosopher, was also a legal theorist. In his renowned Muqaddimah, the first work of historical theory, he notes that “in the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force.” In Islam, the person in charge of religious affairs is concerned with “power politics,” because Islam is “under obligation to gain power over other nations.”

https://www.jihadwatch.org/about-robert

ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of sixteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran. Coming in 2017 is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies).
Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community. He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy and vice president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative.
Spencer is a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and has written many hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning NewsFox News OpinionNational ReviewThe Hill, the Detroit NewsTownHall.comReal Clear Religion, the Daily Caller, the New Criterion, the Journal of International Security Affairs, the UK’s Guardian, Canada’s National PostMiddle East QuarterlyWorldNet DailyFirst ThingsInsight in the NewsAleteia, and many other journals. For nearly ten years Spencer wrote the weekly Jihad Watch column at Human Events. He has also served as a contributing writer to the Investigative Project on Terrorism and as an Adjunct Fellow with the Free Congress Foundation.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/05/ramadan-in-egypt-muslims-murder-26-christians-in-bus-on-way-to-monastery

Ramadan in Egypt: Muslims murder 26 Christians in bus on way to monastery

Ramadan begins today. It is the month of jihad, the month when Muslims strive to please Allah more fervently. And so because murdering Infidels who are considered to be at war with Allah is a pious act, there is generally more bloodshed during Ramadan than during the rest of the year.
“26 killed, 26 injured as gunmen fire on Coptic Christian convoy in Egypt,” Straits Times, May 26, 2017:
CAIRO (Bloomb erg [sic], Reuters, AFP) – Gunmen in military fatigues opened fire on a bus carrying members of Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority killing at least 26 people, including children, the latest in a string of militant attacks targeting the community.
Another 26 were wounded in the assault in Minya province, some 200km south of Cairo, said Ministry of Health spokesman Khaled Mogahed.
The Copts were on their way to the Saint Samuel monastery, according to Minya’s governor Issam al-Bedewi. Bishop Anba Ermia, president of the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Centre, said on Twitter that the attack may have killed as many as 35 people in a convoy of vehicles.
Pictures of the bus aired by state television showed its windows shot out.
“They used automatic weapons,” Bedawi told state television.
Bedawi said police were fanning out along the road where the attack took place and had set up checkpoints.
The attack came days after Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi joined US President Donald Trump and top Arab leaders to launch a new centre in the Saudi capital Riyadh to combat the Islamist ideologies behind terrorism.
“They’re hitting at countries’ weakest points,” said Sami Nader, head of the Beirut-based Levant Institute for Strategic Affairs. “It’s not a classic war. Tanks, fighter jets are not fit to counter this kind of threat.”
The morning assault began when about 10 men wearing military-style clothing opened fire, according to Major Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, who’s with the Minya security directorate.
It occurred in upper Egypt, an area where militants had previously been active in the 1990s and 2000s, especially in fighting between the government and the Sunni group Gamaa Al-Islamiya. Tensions between Muslims and Christians frequently flare.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Friday’s attack.
In January, bombings killed dozens at two churches in the deadliest attacks in recent memory on the country’s Coptic Christian minority.
The first bombing on Palm Sunday at the Mar Girgis church in Tanta city, north of Cairo, killed 27 people, the health ministry said. The second struck outside Saint Mark’s church in Alexandria, killing 17 people after a suicide bomber was prevented from entering the building.
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been waging a deadly insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula and has claimed scores of attacks on security forces there….

Per Bauhn: Inte ens Platon hade platsat på Stockholms universitet

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Inte ens Platon hade platsat på Stockholms universitet

Var det politiska intriger 
som gjorde att Johan Lundberg 
nekades att bli professor 
på Stockholms universitet? 
Oavsett är de kriterier 
som fällde Lundberg utmärkande 
för vår tid, där det är viktigare 
att göra saker rätt 
än att göra rätt saker. 
Det skriver Per Bauhn, 
filosofiprofessor 
vid Linnéuniversitetet.
...
Per Bauhn
professor i praktisk filosofi, Linnéuniversitetet

Jihad - Discover The Networks

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JIHAD

The Arabic root of the word jihad, a concept central to Islam, is jahada, which means “to strive for.” There are two types of jihad. The first ("greater jihad") is the soul’s struggle with evil -- the daily inner quest to be a better person. The second type ("lesser jihad") is the struggle against religious or political oppression -- an armed conflict fought in defense of Islam -- where the adversary is an actual physical presence that must be destroyed.  The apparent prioritization of “greater” and “lesser” has been reversed in an era of Terror.

Since 9/11, many organizations and individuals, both religious and secular, have actively promoted the idea that authentic jihad, in its truest sense, is by no means an actual physical war, let alone a war rooted in aggression or a desire for conquest. According to such a view, jihad's true spirit is peaceful, rather than militaristic. But Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum, explains what jihad in fact has meant, historically, to Muslims:
“The way the jihadists understand the term is in keeping with its usage through fourteen centuries of Islamic history.... The goal is boldly offensive, and its ultimate intent is nothing less than to achieve Muslim dominion over the entire world.... Jihad did have two variant meanings through the centuries, one more radical, one less so. The first holds that Muslims who interpret their faith differently are infidels and therefore legitimate targets of jihad.... The second meaning, associated with mystics, rejects the legal definition of jihad as armed conflict and tells Muslims to withdraw from the worldly concerns to achieve spiritual depth. Jihad in the sense of territorial expansion has always been a central aspect of Muslim life.... Today, jihad is the world’s foremost source of terrorism, inspiring a worldwide campaign of violence by self-proclaimed jihadist groups."
According to the scholar Bat Ye'or, for non-Muslims through history jihad’s meanings have been clear: “war, dispossession, slavery and death.” She says:
“The fate of Jews in Arabia foreshadowed that of all the peoples subsequently conquered by the Arabs. The primary guiding principle was to summon the non-Muslims to convert or accept Muslim supremacy, and, if faced with refusal, to attack them until they submitted to Muslim domination.... The jihad developed into a war of conquest whose chief aim was the conversion of infidels.... The jihad is a global conception that divides the peoples of the world into two irreconcilable camps.... [It] is the normal and permanent state of war between the Muslims and the [infidels], a war that can only end with the final domination over unbelievers and the absolute supremacy of Islam throughout the world.”
The RESOURCES column located on the right side of this page contains links to articles, essays, books, and videos that explore such topics as:
  • jihad's nature, history, goals, and tactics;
  • jihad's long record of treating non-believers as second-class citizens (dhimmi) who are subject to all manner of humiliations and penalties;
  • jihad's persistent hatred for Jews, and its quest to vanquish them from the Middle East;
  • the historical links between jihad and fascism;
  • the murderous intentions of jihadists and Islamo-fascists, as told in their own words;
  • Muslim efforts to advance the hegemony of Islamic law in the United States by introducing it stealthily and incrementally into American society;
  • the many ways in which jihadists obtain the money they need in order to effectively pursue their various objectives;
  • how jihadist movements have taken root in Western nations specifically;
  • how jihadist movements have sprouted and grown in various nations and regions of the world;
  • the West's propensity to ignore, euphemize, or whitewash the violent, hate-driven objectives of Islamic jihad;
  • profiles of college- and university-student organizations that may be classified as "fellow-traveling" or "apologist" groups that aid and abet jihadists and the Islamo-fascist movement;
  • how jihadists use the Internet for purposes of recruitment, collaboration, and mutual encouragement in their quest to establish worldwide Islamic supremacy;
  • prominent black racists who have become leading figures of the Islamic jihad in the United States;
  • the psychology and belief systems of those who engage in jihad as an expression of reverence for their deity; and
  • the testimony of former jihadists who, at some point in their lives, chose to renounce violence and extremism.

Parts of this Summary are adapted from "
Preventing the West from Understanding Jihad," by Walid Phares (July 18, 2007).

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    USA:s löfte: Om Sverige hamnar i knipa kommer vi

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    USA:s löfte: Om Sverige hamnar i knipa kommer vi

    Stefan Soxbo
    USA skulle hjälpa Sverige mot Ryssland.
    Det löftet ger USA:s försvarsminister James ”Mad Dog” Mattis i samtal med Dagens Nyheter.
    – Om Sverige hamnar i knipa – då kommer vi, säger försvarsministern till tidningen.

    Dagens Nyheters reporter ställde följande fråga till USA:s försvarsminister James ”Mad Dog” Mattis i Pentagon:
    Om Ryssland skulle angripa Sverige, skulle USA då komma och hjälpa oss?
    Mattis svarar att då att ”alla från Moskva till Bryssel vet att Nato är en helt defensiv organisation”. Försvarsministern beskriver sedan USA:s nationella position:
    – Amerika kommer inte att överge sina allierade och partners. Vi kommer att stå vid Sveriges och alla andra demokratiers sida. Sverige är inte en Nato-allierad men det är ändå från vår synpunkt en vän och allierad, säger James Mattis till tidningen.
    Försvarsministern säger att USA ska numera ”göra det rätta” och säger till tidningens reporter:
    – Om ni hamnar i knipa – då kommer vi att vara där.

    Annie Lööf (C): 30 miljoner invandrare är inte omöjligt för Sverige (återpostning)

    Richard Jomshof (SD): Islam: The Politically Incorrect Truth




    Richard Jomshof.
    Parliamentarian for the Sweden Democrats.

    Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy: Jihadist Turkey will render NATO more than 'obsolete'



    https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/about-us/frank-gaffney/
    Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. is Founder, President, and CEO of the Center for Security Policy, a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational corporation established in 1988. Under Mr. Gaffney’s leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters.
    Under President Ronald Reagan, he acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. He served as chairman of the High Level Group (NATO’s senior politico-military committee) and as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy under Assistant Secretary Richard Perle. He was also a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
    Mr. Gaffney is the lead author of War Footing: Ten Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World and co-author of Sharia: The Threat to America and See No Sharia: ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ and the Disarming of America’s First Lines of DefenseHe hosts Secure Freedom Radio, an hour-long, nationally syndicated program that airs every weeknight. His daily Secure Freedom Minute commentaries are heard on 200 stations coast-to-coast. He is a featured contributor to Breitbart Radio and a columnist for Breitbart.com. He appears often on national and international television networks such as Fox News, CNN and BBC.  Over the years, his op.ed. articles have appeared in such publications as: The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New Republic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, National Review, Newsday, American Legion Magazine, and Commentary.
    Mr. Gaffney’s leadership has been recognized by numerous organizations including: the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award (1987), the U.S. Business and Industry Council’s Defender of the National Interest Award (1994), the Navy League of the United States’ “Alfred Thayer Mahan Literary Achievement Award” (1999), and the Zionist Organization of America’s “Louis Brandeis Award” (2003).
    Mr. Gaffney received a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

    Awkward Moment When State Dept Caught Supporting Terror Organization



    That awkward moment when you get caught supporting a designated terrorist organization.
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    Brigitte Gabriel: "We are seeing a rise in Female Genital Mutilation and Honor Killing in the West"



    http://www.actforamerica.org/about_our_founder

    Brigitte Gabriel is one of the leading terrorism experts in the world providing information and analysis on the rise of global Islamic terrorism. She lectures nationally and internationally about terrorism and current affairs. Her expertise is sought after by world and business leaders.
    She has addressed the United Nations, Australian Prime Minister, members of The British Parliament/House of Commons, members of the United States Congress, The Pentagon, The Joint Forces Staff College, The US Special Operations Command, The US Asymmetric Warfare group, the FBI, and many others.
    In addition, Gabriel is a regular guest analyst on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, and various radio stations daily across America. She serves on the board of advisors of the Intelligence Summit.
    Ms. Gabriel is Founder and Chairman of ACT for America, the largest national security grassroots organization in the U.S. with over 500,000 members and 1,000 chapters nationwide dedicated to preserving national security and promoting Western values. She is the author of two New York Times Best Sellers, BECAUSE THEY HATE: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America. And THEY MUST BE STOPPED: Why we must defeat radical Islam and how we can do it.  
    Ms. Gabriel was knighted in Europe in 2016 for her international work on fighting terrorism and standing up for Western Values. She joins a long list of knights including former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, Nelson Mandela, Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Henry Kissinger, and others.
    Ms. Gabriel is named one of the top 50 most prominent speakers in America. She speaks Arabic, French, English, and Hebrew.

    Bill Warner, PhD: Human Rights, Sharia Wrongs



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    Islam claims to have the supreme ethical system in the Sharia. Exactly, what is the system of Sharia and how does it compare with the UN Declaration of Human Rights of 1948?
    Under the Sharia:
    • Humans are not equal
    • Critical thought is rejected
    • Torture is allowed
    • Only Muslims have the right to life
    • There is one law for Muslims, another law for Kafirs
    • Children can be brides
    • A Muslim woman cannot marry a Kafir
    • Apostates can be killed
    • There is no freedom of speech
    • Inbreeding is encouraged
    • Wife beating is allowed

    Conclusion: Sharia rights are inhuman and inferior to the UN Declarations of Human Rights.

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    About Dr. Bill Warner, Author

    Bill Warner holds a PhD in physics and math, NC State University, 1968. He has been a university professor, businessman, and applied physicist.
    He was a Member of the Technical Staff in solid-state physics at the Sarnoff Princeton Laboratories in the area of integrated circuit structures. During the energy crisis of the 80’s he founded and ran a company that specialized in energy efficient homes. For eight years he was a professor at Tennessee State University in the Engineering School.
    Dr. Warner has had a life-long interest in religion and its effects on history. He has studied the source texts of the major religions for decades. Even before the destruction of the World Trade Center he had predicted the war between Islam and America. The day after 9/11 he decided to make the source texts of Islam available for the average person.
    Dr. Warner’s training in scientific theory and mathematics shaped how he analyzed Islamic doctrine. The first step was realizing that the Islamic texts had been made deliberately difficult to read and comprehend. A program, the Trilogy Project (see below), was created to strip away the confusion in the texts. It became clear that Islam is not constructed on the same civilizational principles as the rest of the world. Simple statistical methods revealed that dualism and submission were the foundational principles of Islamic doctrine.
    Statistical methods applied to the Islamic texts showed that:
    • Islam is far more of a political system than a religion.
    • There is no unmitigated good in Islam for the Kafir (non-Muslim).
    • Islam’s ethical system is dualistic and is not based on the Golden Rule.
    •  Islamic doctrine cannot be reconciled with our concepts of human rights and our Constitution.
    • The great majority, 96%, of all Islamic doctrine about women subjugates them.
    • The Sunna (what Mohammed did and said) is more important than the Koran in a Muslim’s daily life.
    Dr. Warner coined the term, Foundational School of Islamic studies, which holds that Islam is found in the Trilogy of Koran, Sira and Hadith. All evaluation of Islamic history and current activity is caused by the doctrine found in this Trilogy. Therefore, it is impossible to understand any Muslim or Islamic action without knowing the doctrine that is its cause.
    Dr. Warner postulates that there are three independent views of Islam that are not reconcilable. The three views are believer-centric, apologist-centric and Kafir-centric. The believer-centric view is the view of a Muslim. Apologist-centric is based upon the apologetic view of non-Muslims. Kafir-centric is the view of the non-Muslim. A comprehensive knowledge of Islam must include all three. These views cannot be resolved, but each must stand-alone.
    Dr. Warner founded the Center for the Study of Political Islam (CSPI) and is its director. He has produced a dozen books, including a Koran, a biography of Mohammed and a summary of the political traditions of Mohammed. He also developed the first self-study course on Political Islam. He has given talks nationally and internationally about Islamic political doctrine.

    Daniel Greenfield, Frontpage Magazine: There Is Nothing More Ramadan-y Than Murder (re-post)

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    THERE IS NOTHING MORE RAMADAN-Y THAN MURDER




    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

    Muslims, we are told, are shocked and appalled by the Jihadist terror attacks during Ramadan. Ramadan, we are incessantly lectured, is a time of fasting and prayer. Not a time for murder.
    Islamic violence during Ramadan is as shocking as rain falling on Seattle.
    The Religion of Peace’s current Ramadan Bombathon score is up to 1723. Last year it approached 3,000. In 2014, it didn’t even hit 2,400. In 2013, it was a mere 1,651. So Islamic violence during Ramadan has clearly gotten worse, but when you’re massacring over a thousand people, doubling the total doesn’t count as shocking. It’s certainly appalling, but not to Muslims who worship Mohammed’s legacy.
    And Mohammed slaughtered non-Muslims during Ramadan.
    The practice to avoid fighting during Ramadan actually dates back to the pre-Islamic Arabs whom Mohammed either slaughtered or forced to convert. This practice may have been Christian in origin. Ramadan is often viewed as a Muslim appropriation of Lent. The Truce and Peace of God was meant to restrain fighting during the season of Lent. While they postdate Mohammed, so does Islamic scripture.
    Whatever the origin however, it was Muslims who exploited the sacred months of other religions to make war upon them. That is still how Ramadan continues to be practiced by Muslims.
    Mohammed had a shortage of new ideas, but a great appetite for slaughter. The Battle of Badr began when a group of Mohammed’s caravan robbers attacked a non-Muslim caravan during the “sacred months” that his Muslim followers had appropriated.
    By the time it ended, Ramadan had been covered in blood as, in much the same style as ISIS, Mohammed’s gang of Jihadists butchered and beheaded the men who fell into their hands.
    Like most illiterates, Mohammed harbored a special hatred for poets and had one prisoner who had written poetry mocking him, beheaded. Typical scenes from the aftermath of the battle were of the same character that we have seen in ISIS videos.
    "Then I cut off his head and brought it to the apostle saying, 'This is the head of the enemy of Allah, Abu Jahl.'… I threw his head before the apostle and he gave thanks to Allah."
    The bodies of the dead killed during this “sacred” time were piled into a well and mocked by Mohammed. If massacring non-Muslims during Ramadan is radical or extremist behavior, then the founder of Islam was a radical extremist.
    The Battle of Badr led to Mohammed’s ethnic cleansing of the Jews, a racist practice that manifests itself to this day with Muslim terrorist attacks against Israel. One of the pivotal Islamic wars during Ramadan was the Yom Kippur War which the Islamic armies, with typical contempt for non-Muslim holidays and veneration for their own, scheduled an attack for the holiest day in the Jewish calendar and which they named Operation Badr. They refer to the war as the Ramadan War.
    The beginning of the Muslim conquest of Hispania began during Ramadan. The invading raiders were exhorted with promises of the “ravishingly beautiful Greek maidens” they would have. The latest Islamic violence is part of a theological tradition. It is not shocking to anyone familiar with the history of Islam.
    That is why Muslim routinely spikes during Ramadan.
    We are also told that Muslims are particularly appalled by the attack near the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina.
    What sort of Muslims would target their own holy places? Well the Saudis for one.

    Wahhabism made a special practice of destroying assorted Islamic shrines and burial places. It’s a practice that the Saudis continue to engage in to this day. When ISIS and other Al Qaeda spinoff groups target shrines, they’re following the practice of our moderate Saudi allies.
    The Prophet’s Mosque had originally been targeted by the Wahhabis who seized its gold and jewelry. They didn’t demolish it and the Saudis expanded it, but the attack plays off Islamic practices aggressively implemented by the Saudis. The Saudis aren’t the victims of the attack. They inspired it.
    ISIS is following in the footsteps of Mohammed, but more directly it has been recreating some of the old atrocities of Wahhabism. It’s another case of the revolution devouring its own children.
    The media breathlessly misrepresents Islamic violence as unprecedented, shocking and remarkable. It’s nothing of the kind. Ramadan massacres date back to the early days of the Islamic religion. ISIS and Al Qaeda did not invent a “month of conquest”. Islam did.
    The Ramadan massacres, whether of a gay bar in Orlando or a bakery in Bangladesh where the Muslim terrorists separated Muslims from non-Muslims and made the staff prepare a meal so they could eat before the Ramadan fast, were not un-Islamic. They were classically Islam.
    The simple truth about Islam is that it was born in sin. And it has never left it behind.
    Islamic reforms only make it more violent. Wahhabism is a typical example of what reforming Islam to align with its original values results in. ISIS is an even better example.
    Mohammed’s hypocritical Ramadan violence was justified as always by a convenient revelation from Allah, which conceded that fighting during the “sacred month” was a great sin, but not following Mohammed’s patron deity was an even greater sin.
    Those Muslims who might entertain any doubts about going to war in the “sacred month” were told that, “Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you. But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.”
    That motto still holds up today.
    Islam is not just a religion of violence, but of expedience. Anything and everything can be justified by the need to achieve Islamic goals through violence. This mindset ends up killing quite a few Muslims, but that does not make it un-Islamic. Rather it’s the violence inherent in Islam’s worship of force.
    Every teaching, value and practice appropriated by Islam, including elementary moral codes, is expendable when it comes to the opportunity to kill non-Muslims and achieve the triumph of Islam.
    Ramadan violence today has its origins in Mohammed’s embrace of expedient violence. His followers today, whether in ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hamas, Boko Haram or any one of a legion of Islamic terror groups will commit any atrocity, breaks oaths and violate the supposed standards of Islam to win.
    And yet one cannot call this un-Islamic because these are the values of the Koran, Mohammed and Islam.
    Islam contains both exceptional and unexceptional content. The unexceptional content is borrowed from Judaism and Christianity, from assorted pre-Islamic religions and practices in the region. These are the values and ideas often described as “Islamic” by media apologists. But unexceptional Islamic content is widespread. Its use by Islam makes it appear to be like every other religion.
    Islam’s exceptional content is simpler and purer. Its fundamental mission is the expansion of Islam. It is exceptional not in its sophistication or complexity, but in its utter amorality. Mohammed’s embrace of violence during the “sacred month” is an example of how Islam’s violent exceptionalism trumps its unexceptional borrowed content.
    Islam will preach charity, love and brotherhood. And then it will toss them all overboard in an instant when there is something strategic to be gained.
    That is the true lesson of Ramadan.

    Islam’s Holiest Month Ramadan: A Time When Jihadis Encourage Martyrdom - Breitbart News Network

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    Islam’s Holiest Month Ramadan: A Time When Jihadis Encourage Martyrdom

    by EDWIN MORA25 May 2017Islamist and jihadi organizations encourage their followers to carry out violent attacks on Ramadan, the holiest month for Muslims, when terrorist groups especially encourage and value martyrdom.
    There is usually a spike in jihadi attacks during the holy month, expected to start on Friday this year.
    Following the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL) call for violence during the holy month last year, the U.S. State Department-led Overseas Security Advisory Council warned: “According to Islamic practice, sacrifice during Ramadan can be considered more valuable than that made at other times, so a call to martyrdom during the month may hold a special allure to some.”
    The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) notes that Islamist and terrorist groups stress themes of jihad in messages, articles, and sermons published on Ramadan.
    Among the Ramadan themes identified by MEMRI, are:
    The commandment of jihad, which is of supreme importance at all times, assumes even greater importance during this holy month and gains precedence over all other commandments… On Ramadan Allah grants fighters special strength, despite – or rather by virtue of – their fasting. Those who gain martyrdom during the month of Ramadan are doubly rewarded in Paradise.
     Most Muslims follow the tradition of abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking, having sex, and other physical needs each day, starting from before the break of dawn until sunset during the month of Ramadan.
    However, other Muslims adhere to the tradition that perceives Ramadan as a month of jihad and martyrdom.
    Islamic extremism-affiliated terrorists killed at least 420 people and wounded nearly 730 others across the world during the Muslim holy month in 2016, described as one of the bloodiest in modern history.
    MEMRI describes Ramadan as “a month in which Allah grants military victories to His believers,” a belief exploited by jihadist groups like ISIS.
    “It was during Ramadan that Muslims triumphed in many of their battles… Given the historic religious and military significance of Ramadan, Islamist and jihadi groups, and sometimes also mainstream Arab organizations and Arab media, escalate incitement to jihad and martyrdom during this month,” it adds.
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    Hate Crime Stats Deflate 'Islamophobia' Myth - David J. Rusin, National Review Online

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    Hate Crime Stats Deflate 'Islamophobia' Myth

    by David J. Rusin
    National Review Online
    January 11, 2013

    A detailed analysis of FBI statistics covering ten full calendar years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks reveals that, on a per capita basis, American Muslims, contrary to spin, have been subjected to hate crimes less often than other prominent minorities. From 2002 to 2011, Muslims are estimated to have suffered hate crimes at a frequency of 6.0 incidents per 100,000 per year — 10 percent lower than blacks (6.7), 48 percent lower than homosexuals and bisexuals (11.5), and 59 percent lower than Jews (14.8). Americans should keep these numbers in mind whenever Islamists attempt to silence critics by invoking Muslim victimhood.

    The federal government defines a hate crime as a "criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation." Though statutes mandating harsher punishments for hatred-inspired acts raise the specter of thought crimes, emphasize group identity over the individual, and seemingly favor certain victims over others, the FBI's tracking of such deeds shines important light on the state of the nation. Annual reports assembled from local law enforcement data are accessible on the website of the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Especially useful is Table 1 of each compilation, which summarizes the number of incidents, offenses, victims, and known offenders for hate crimes committed against members of different groups.

    No class of hate crimes has seen more fluctuation than anti-Muslim ones. The norm was a few dozen incidents per year in the late 1990s, but the number jumped from 28 in 2000 to 481 in 2001, a spike attributed to post-9/11 backlash. However, it dropped to 155 in 2002 and held remarkably steady through 2006, before falling again to 115 in 2007105 in 2008, and 107 in 2009.

    Anti-Muslim incidents rose to 160 in 2010, an increase that Islamists and their mouthpieces eagerlyblamed on rampant "Islamophobia," particularly opposition to a proposed giant mosque near Ground Zero. Based on freshly released FBI data, there was little change in 2011, with 157 incidents, 175 offenses, 185 victims, and 138 known offenders. Mark Potok of the reliably leftist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which puts foes of radical Islam in the same category as Klansmen and neo-Nazis, has declared that "hate crimes against perceived Muslims … remained at relatively high levels" as a result of "Islam-bashing propaganda," anti-Shari'a legislation, and ongoing resistance to new mosques, relaying that "several were attacked by apparent Islamophobes." Note the key word: "several" in a country with at least 2,106 mosquesa few million Muslims, and 300 million–plus non-Muslims.

    As hinted above, the dark portrait of America as a nation of violent bigots uniquely hostile to Muslims does not withstand quantitative scrutiny. To smooth out year-to-year variations, consider the past decade (2002–11) of FBI-recorded hate crimes. There were 1,388 incidents against Muslims during this span, compared with 25,130 against blacks; 12,030 against homosexuals and bisexuals; 9,198 against Jews; and 5,057 against Hispanics. Even majority whites endured 7,185 incidents, while Christians (Protestants and Catholics combined) were targeted in 1,126 incidents. Adherents of "other religions" faced 1,335, very close to the anti-Muslim tally.

    Due to the different sizes of minority groups, however, raw numbers cannot tell the complete tale. More insightful are per capita rates. Some back-of-the-envelope calculations follow.
    The U.S. Census Bureau derived the total, Hispanic, and black populations for 2000 and 2010 from direct counts. Approximating their evolution with linear models, one can obtain estimates for any non-census year and, most important, the 2002–11 averages: total (299.2 million), Hispanic (45.2 million), and black (37.4 million). Surveys indicate that around 3.5 percent of American adults identify as homosexual or bisexual; applying this percentage to the total population gives a 2002–11 average of 10.5 million. Two studies have pegged the number of American Jews at about 6.5 million in 2010. Figures for 2000 vary (5.3–6.2 million), so for simplicity we set the average Jewish population between 2002 and 2011 at 6.2 million to account for moderate growth. As for Muslims, whose population estimates have a convoluted history, reputable recent numbers have been provided by the Pew Research Center (2.75 million in 2011) and the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (2.6 million in 2010; full data extractable here), which agree on the current size and growth rate (around 100,000 per year). The 2002–11 average is roughly 2.3 million Muslims.

    Adding the FBI data yields per capita frequencies of hate crimes for the past decade. Of the five main minority groups discussed above, Jews were most likely to experience hate crimes, with 14.8 incidents per 100,000 Jews annually. Homosexuals and bisexuals (combined) came next (11.5), followed by blacks (6.7), Muslims (6.0), and Hispanics (1.1). Rates for majority whites and Christians were much smaller.

    With hate crimes befalling Muslims far less often than they do Jews or homosexuals and bisexuals and slightly less often than they befall blacks, it is clear that anti-Muslim incidents are disproportionate to those targeting other minorities only in terms of the hype generated on their behalf. A closer look reinforces this conclusion.

    First, despite claims about a surge of prejudice, anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2010 and 2011 merely returned to the typical post-9/11 (2002–06) pace of 150–160 incidents per year. Further, a similar number of hate crimes in 2002 and 2011 implies a lower per capita rate in 2011 because of strong population growth.

    Second, what of the Muslim population estimate? In hopes of inflating their presumed clout, Islamist groups routinely assert the existence of around 7 million American Muslims, three times as many as the more objective measurements. Note, however, that this Islamist-promoted figure actually would weaken their narrative of anti-Muslim hate crimes, because a higher population reduces the per capita frequency, thus painting them as even less significant in a statistical sense.
    Third, though 2001, whose rash of hate crimes against Muslims was an outlier tied to a unique event, has been excluded from the above analysis, the 2001–11 rate for Muslims was just 7.4 incidents per 100,000 per year, still far short of that applying to Jews or homosexuals and bisexuals. Self-pitying Islamists also want us to forget that in spite of 9/11-related anger, anti-Jewish hate crimes outnumbered anti-Muslim hate crimes that year by more than two to one.
    Fourth, could incomplete data affect the finding that Muslims are victimized less often than many non-Muslim minorities? Theoretically, yes, but evidence for this is scant. SPLC talking heads regularlycite a 2005 Justice Department study, using surveys of victims' perceptions of whether prejudice had motivated crimes against them, to argue that the FBI underestimates overall hate crimes by an order of magnitude. Yet even if those claims are valid, nothing suggests that anti-Muslim crimes are more or less likely to be ignored than others, which would be necessary to alter the relative frequencies of hate crimes against different groups. Another source of incompleteness is that not all local law enforcement agencies take part in the FBI's tabulation, but once again there is no obvious bias here that would preferentially diminish hate crimes against Muslims. Also note that the percentage of participating agencies (see the FBI's Table 12) is large and slowly climbing, covering 86 percent of the U.S. population in 2002 and 92 percent in 2011, meaning that improved reporting could have helped elevate the number of FBI-recorded hate crimes in later years. Although this impact is probably small, it further chips away at the meme of rising hate.

    Fifth, consider hate crimes with the worst possible outcome: death. The subject has been in the headlines after a deranged woman suspected of murdering a Hindu man, Sunando Sen, by pushing him from a New York subway platform on December 27 told police that she "hate[s] Hindus and Muslims," whom she collectively blames for 9/11, and that she believed Sen to be Muslim. Following the initial rush to label Sen's murder a hate crime, journalists have learned that the alleged murderer had a long history of severe mental illness, had received only intermittent treatment despite numerous pleas for help and warnings from the family, and had repeatedly gone off her medication.

    As the usual voices fault "our oversaturated Islamophobic environment" and "growing anti-Muslim hate," they neglect to mention how rare it is for an actual or perceived Muslim to die in a hate crime. By the FBI's count, 74 people were killed in hate crimes ("murder and nonnegligent manslaughter" in Table 4) from 2002 to 2011, but not a single one in an anti-Muslim incident. Indeed, the FBI lists no anti-Muslim fatalities since 1995, corresponding to the earliest report available.

    Why do Islamists obfuscate? The false picture of an epidemic of physical assaults on Muslims distracts Americans from Islamist hatred and enshrines Muslims as the country's leading victim class, a strategy intended to intimidate citizens into remaining quiet about Islamic supremacism and lay the groundwork for granting Muslims special privileges and protections at the expense of others. In short, anti-Muslim hate crimes are a powerful Islamist weapon.

    At its extreme, the desire to achieve victim status in this manner has fueled the phenomenon of fakehate crimes, through staging, blatant misrepresentation, or both. An illustrative example is the March 2012 murder of Shaima Alawadi, a hijab-wearing California woman found beaten to death at home with a note calling her a terrorist beside her body. Islamists and their credulous media allies pouncedat the opportunity to condemn the supposed tidal wave of "Islamophobia," even as marital problems emerged as a potential motive. In November, police arrested Alawadi's husband.

    Genuine hate crimes committed against any group are deplorable, but they must be placed in the proper context. First, hate crimes are uncommon across the board. Second, despite hyperbole about "anti-Muslim violence spiralling out of control in America" and producing "one of the most hostile moments that the Muslim American community has ever experienced," the real story is the amazing tolerance and restraint of the American people. 

    Imported Muslim fanatics murdered thousands on 9/11, the threat of homegrown jihad has crystallized, and Islamists abroad continue to slaughter innocents daily. Though Americans could find no lack of excuses to strike out at their Muslim neighbors, almost nobody does — and thankfully so. As such, the annual victims of anti-Muslim hate crimes average between three and four per U.S. state and would have trouble filling a decent-sized jetliner.

    Many Americans take a critical view of Islam, but virtually all restrict their negative sentiments to the domain of words and ideas, as civilized human beings should. People are free to have opinions, including anti-Islamic ones, regardless of how Islamists long to muzzle them. Islamists, in turn, are entitled to their own opinions about life in America. But they are not entitled to their own facts.
    David J. Rusin is a research fellow at Islamist Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum.