Thursday, April 28, 2016

“Good Muslims” Are Quietly Looking Out For Us


Two Pakistanis now working as cabbies. A Sudanese guy who fixes flat tires for a living. A Palestinian woman, formerly married to a guy involved in credit card fraud. A Lebanese woman who works in a hotel but once made excellent money catering to all the needs of Middle Eastern royalty when they visited New York. And a Somali guy — perhaps the most daring person I know — who scrounges out a good living doing this and that.

What do these six people have in common? They are, you might say, “good Muslims” who spy on bad Muslims and any other troublemakers who might cross their paths. They live and work in the New York area and regularly tip off law enforcement to wrongdoing. And they aren’t the only ones.

One of the cabbies — who is a Hindu posing as a Muslim — says he personally knows of at least 10 Muslims who have been keeping their ears and eyes open for potential problems and reporting them to various US government agencies.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fighting Naga Insurgency On India-Burma Border


Naga Insurgents on India-Burma border.
On 31 March 2016, a tribunal set up by the Indian government upheld a ban on the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) (NSCN(K)) for five years. The case pertains to the 4 June 2015 attacks carried out by NSCN(K) insurgents on Indian military personnel, which claimed the lives of 18 Indian soldiers.

NSCN(K) is a factional offshoot of the NSCN, a group formed in 1980, dedicated to creating a sovereign nation for the Naga people carved out of Indian and Myanmar territories. It came into existence in 1988 under the leadership of Sangwang Sangnyu Khaplang, a Myanmar national. The tribunal’s decision is another step forward in meeting the strategic objective to cap and eliminate the cross-border insurgency affecting the northeastern states of India.

On 6 November 2015, the Indian government declared NSCN(K) a terrorist organisation. That September, the government had banned NSCN(K) as an ‘unlawful organisation’ under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. The group has been involved in as many as six attacks on civilians and security forces, including the deadly June 2015 attacks.

Islamist Machete Murders Of Writers In Bangladesh


Islamist murder victim Tanay Mojundar.
Al-Qaeda Claims Bangladesh Machete Murders, Including LGBT Editor. The banned group Ansar-al Islam, the Bangladeshi branch of al-Qaida on the Indian subcontinent, has claimed responsibility for the killings of gay rights activist Mannan and his friend in the capital, Dhaka.

The Ansar al-Islam, the Bangladesh branch of the al-Qaeda in Indian Sub-Continent (AQIS), has claimed responsibility for the death of at least three secular writers hacked to death in the past year, including the murder this week of the editor of an LGBT magazine.

BDNews24 conveyed that an email allegedly sent from Mufti Abdullah Ashraf, the spokesman for the branch, to Bangladesh media said that AQIS committed the murder of Niladry Chattopadhya, a secular writer. His widow told The Guardian she lives in hiding. “I cannot lead a normal life. I am afraid of traveling alone,” explained Asha Mone. “Each new killing is only increasing the sense of fear.”

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Imperiled Bloggers Of Bangladesh


In support of gender equality, human rights and civil liberties, a group of bloggers is doing battle with Islamists online — and paying dearly for it.

Until he was stabbed multiple times with a kitchen knife and forced to flee to Europe two years ago, Asif Mohiuddin was a leading member of Bangladesh’s ‘‘freethinker’’ movement and the country’s best-known secular provocateur. We met last June at a cafe on a pedestrian promenade around the corner from his apartment, a sunlit space in a shabby-­chic neighborhood in northern Germany. (He asked me not to name the city.)

Mohiuddin, dressed that day in jeans and a green T-shirt that proclaimed ‘‘American Atheists Convention, Memphis, April 2-5, 2015,’’ was still getting used to the tranquillity of his new surroundings. Shortly after he secured a fellowship at a German institute and left Bangladesh, extremists serially murdered four of his friends — all secular bloggers who had criticized fundamentalist Islam and whose names appeared on ‘‘hit lists’’ assembled by hard-­liners and disseminated on social media.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Sanctions Conundrum


ASSK met Obama and Hilary Clinton.
The United States maintains certain sanctions in Myanmar against many individuals, military-led institutions, and other organizations for their involvement in the Southeast Asian nation's unpleasant past.

Although the most basic sanctions have been lifted and the country is in the process of moving from military to civilian rule, in order to continue the remaining sanctions regimen, each May the U.S. president must issue an order indicating that "the actions and policies of the Government of Burma continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States."

This is bizarre considering that the U.S. has opened a trade office, encouraged responsible investment, and is actively engaged in an economic aid program in the country formerly known as Burma. If one were to take the U.S. statement seriously, its government is encouraging its citizens who are involved in these programs to put their safety in jeopardy by operating in Myanmar. Although this is simply a U.S. bureaucratic requirement, how the Burmese or foreign investors may feel about it raises other issues.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Muslims Hacked Secular Bangladeshi Professor To Death


Extremist Muslims burning Buddhists in Bangladesh.
(CNN) BANGLADESH: Once again, a secular Muslim is hacked to death for his un-Islamic views. Muslim assailants hacked to death a Bangladeshi professor early Saturday near his home in Rajshahi city, authorities said.

Rezaul Karim Siddique, 58, was an English professor at Rajshahi University. He was waiting for a bus to take him to campus when two or three people attacked him from behind and stabbed him in the neck, according to Sadhir Haider Chowdhury, a city police commissioner.

The professor died on the spot. It's unclear whether his attack was related to the recent hacking deaths of bloggers in the nation. An investigation is ongoing.

Friday, April 22, 2016

ISIS Using Bangladesh To Capture India And Burma


Bangladeshi ISIS Cell in Singapore.
ISIS has expressed several times that Hindu India is at its radar for attack and conversion. The Islamic State (IS or ISIS) militant group says it wants to use Bangladesh as a launching pad to gain a foothold in neighboring Hindu-majority India and Buddhist-dominated Myanmar.

The plan was revealed by the alleged chief of ISIS in Bangladesh, named as Sheikh Abu Ibrahim al-Hanif, in an interview with the IS mouthpiece magazine, Dabiq. It was immediately dismissed by Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, who insisted that IS has no presence in his country and that the South Asian nation would never allow IS to use it as a base to expand its influence in the region.

The IS had claimed responsibility for a series of killings and attacks of bloggers, writers, foreigners and non-Sunni Muslim minorities. Khan said however that some local militants had been using the “IS brand to add value to their names.”

‘Stepping-Stone’

In his interview, al-Hanif said that Bangladesh was “an important region” for the IS and its “global jihad” due to its “strategic geographic position.” “[Bangladesh] is located on the eastern side of India, whereas the [Pakistan-Afghanistan region] is located on its western side,” he noted.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Veiling Women: Islamists’ Most Powerful Weapon


Female Oppression imposed by Islamists all over the world
The first victim of the Islamist war in Algeria was a girl who refused the veil, Katia Bengana, who defended her choice even as the executioners pointed a gun at her head. In 1994, Algiers literally awoke to walls plastered with posters announcing the execution of unveiled women.

In April 1947, Princess Lalla Aisha gave a speech in Tangiers and people listened astonished to that unveiled girl. In a few weeks, women throughout the country refused the scarf. Today Morocco is one of the freest countries in the Arab world.

In the mid-1980s, sharia law was implemented in many countries, women in the Middle East were placed in a portable prison and in Europe they resumed the veil to reclaim their "identity," which meant the refusal of assimilation to Western values and the Islamization of many European cities. First veils were imposed on women, then Islamists began their jihad against the West.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Workaround Revolution


So-called State Counselor of Burma & her proxy president.
Despite her party’s electoral triumphs in Myanmar, it looked as if the Nobel laureate’s executive powers were blocked. But no.

Through the endless years of house arrest, through the celebrity of the Nobel Peace Prize, through personal tragedy and through steady, determined confrontation with the military and quasi-military powers that be in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), Aung San Suu Kyi mastered the subtle art of the workaround. When any one path to her goal was blocked, she found several others.

Last month, as her National League for Democracy (NLD) government was being installed in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi took a number of bold steps to translate her decisive victory in the November 2015 elections into a clear message that civilians are now in charge after more than half a century of military-dictated government.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

China Killed Millions Of Manufacturing Jobs In US


China Killed 1 Million U.S. Jobs, But Don't Blame Trade Deals.

Economists for decades have agreed that more open international trade is good for the U.S. economy. But recent research finds that while that's still true, when it comes to China, the downside for American workers has been much more painful than the experts predicted. And that's playing out on the presidential campaign trail in a big way.

'Disastrous' Trade Agreements?

If you're Bernie Sanders and you want to get your supporters fired up at a rally, bashing trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a good way to go. Sanders recently said to huge applause that his opponent Hillary Clinton wasn't qualified to be president because she supported "every disastrous trade agreement, which has cost us millions of decent-paying jobs."

Likewise, in a Fox News debate, Donald Trump said the TPP is "a horrible deal."

"It's a deal that was designed for China to come in as they always do through the back door and totally take advantage of everyone," he said.

Monday, April 18, 2016

How Bush Govt Covered Up Saudi Role In 9/11 Attacks


Saudi Ambassador to US Prince Bandar
How US covered up Saudi role in 9/11. In its report on the still-censored “28 pages” implicating the Saudi government in 9/11, “60 Minutes” last weekend said the Saudi role in the attacks has been “soft-pedaled” to protect America’s delicate alliance with the oil-rich kingdom.
That’s quite an understatement.

Actually, the kingdom’s involvement was deliberately covered up at the highest levels of our government. And the coverup goes beyond locking up 28 pages of the Saudi report in a vault in the US Capitol basement. Investigations were throttled. Co-conspirators were let off the hook.

Case agents I’ve interviewed at the Joint Terrorism Task Forces in Washington and San Diego, the forward operating base for some of the Saudi hijackers, as well as detectives at the Fairfax County (Va.) Police Department who also investigated several 9/11 leads, say virtually every road led back to the Saudi Embassy in Washington, as well as the Saudi Consulate in Los Angeles. Yet time and time again, they were called off from pursuing leads. A common excuse was “diplomatic immunity.”

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Willful Blindness: Saudi Arabia’s 9/11 Connections


For many years, I was reluctant to write a memoir of my experience leading the investigation and prosecution of the jihadists against whom we are still at war over 20 years later. For one thing, while an exhilarating experience for a trial lawyer, it was also a very hard time for my family, for obvious reasons.

Also, with all the tough judgment calls we had to make, we inevitably made some mistakes — “we” very much including me. A triumphant outcome has a pleasant way of bleaching away any memory of errors; to write honestly about the case would mean revisiting them. Who needed that? And about that triumph: I had, and have, a gnawing sense that we failed.

Yes, the conviction of the Blind Sheikh and his henchmen was a great law-enforcement success. Throughout the long trial and in the years that followed, though, I came to appreciate that national security is principally about keeping Americans safe, not winning court cases. Sure, winning in this instance meant justice was done and some terrorists were incarcerated.

Saudi Threat To Dump 750 B$ US Bonds If Sued For 9/11


WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The Obama administration has lobbied Congress to block the bill’s passage, according to administration officials and congressional aides from both parties, and the Saudi threats have been the subject of intense discussions in recent weeks between lawmakers and officials from the State Department and the Pentagon. The officials have warned senators of diplomatic and economic fallout from the legislation.

Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister, delivered the kingdom’s message personally last month during a trip to Washington, telling lawmakers that Saudi Arabia would be forced to sell up to $750 billion in treasury securities and other assets in the United States before they could be in danger of being frozen by American courts.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Why The Term “Moderate Muslim” Is An Oxymoron


Why has Islam been able to grow at such an unprecedented pace in Europe, and why has it been allowed to do so practically unchallenged? There are many reasons for this, but one contributing factor that has facilitated this rapid growth has been the decision to artificially divide the religion into two opposing philosophies with completely different goals and values, which has transformed it into an ideological version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

By firmly dividing its adherents (Muslims) into two distinct camps — the extremists who are alleged to be misusing their religion and who only constitute a tiny minority, and the moderates who ostensibly represent the majority and who strongly opposes the extremists — Islam has managed to establish a defence that is almost impenetrable, and that has fostered an environment in which meaningless terms such as Islamophobia are actually given credence.

This clever distinction, which has in effect divided Islam into a moderate and an extreme form, has ensured that it can continue to grow unabated and without being properly challenged, as any terrorist attack committed by its members can be blamed on the extremists and thus also used as an argument to exonerate the moderates.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Muslim Woman Helped Police Kill Paris Mastermind


Carnage at Bataclan theater in Paris.
One woman helped the mastermind of the Paris attacks. The other turned him in.

All of Europe was looking for Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the planner of the Paris attacks, when two women approached his roadside hiding place, guided by the voice of someone secretly watching from a distance and giving directions by phone. “Go forward. Walk. Stop,” the voice said. “He can see you. He’s coming.”

It was 9:30 p.m., two days after the bombings and shootings in November that left 130 people dead. France had closed its borders and launched a massive manhunt. But Abaaoud emerged from behind a bush and strolled toward the women as if there were nothing unusual about this rendezvous. One of the women, Abaaoud’s cousin, jumped into his arms, saying, “Hamid, you’re alive!”

But her companion, who had come without knowing who they were to meet, felt a shudder of recognition. “I’d seen him on TV,” she later told police, referring to videos from Syria that showed Abaaoud dragging dead bodies behind a truck.

Monday, April 11, 2016

23% Of British Muslims Want SHARIA Rules In UK


Shock Poll: 23% of British Muslims Want Sharia Rules in UK. The figures are part of a new poll released on April 13 in the TV documentary What British Muslims Really Think, aired on Channel 4. While 86% of Muslims feel a sense of belonging in the UK, pollsters warned of a "chasm" opening between Muslims and non-Muslims. Picture: Islamists at a protest in the UK.

“The integration of Muslims will probably be the hardest task” the UK has ever faced, according to the country's former Equality and Human Rights Commission chairman Trevor Phillips. He made the comments about a new study conducted for Britain’s Channel 4 TV, analyzing What British Muslims Really Think.

The poll indicated that large numbers of Muslims, 86 percent, feel a strong sense of belonging towards Britain, while 88% think the UK is a good place for Muslims to live. On most things 78% say they would like to integrate. However, there are key differences where sections of the Muslim community have very different and troubling views.

Muslims Will Never Assimilate: UK Human Rights Chief


British Muslim women calling for their mens' right to abuse them.
UK Equalities Chief Who Popularised The Term ‘Islamophobia’ Admits: ‘I Thought Muslims Would Blend into Britain… I Should Have Known Better’.

The former head of Britain’s Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), Trevor Phillips, has admitted he “got almost everything wrong” on Muslim immigration in a damning new report on integration, segregation, and how the followers of Islam are creating “nations within nations” in the West.

Phillips, a former elected member of the Labour Party who served as the Chairman of the EHRC from 2003-2012 will present “What British Muslims Really Think” on Channel 4 on Wednesday. An ICM poll released to the Times ahead of the broadcast reveals:

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Orwellian Bastardization Of Lefties’ PC English


The Reality-Denying Politicization of the English Language:

Last week, French president Francois Hollande met President Obama in Washington to discuss joint strategies for stopping the sort of radical Islamic terrorists who have killed dozens of innocents in Brussels, Paris, and San Bernardino in recent months.

Hollande at one point explicitly referred to the violence as “Islamist terrorism.” The White House initially deleted that phrase from the audio translation of the official video of the Hollande-Obama meeting, only to restore it when questioned. Did the Obama administration assume that if the public could not hear the translation of the French president saying “Islamist terrorism,” then perhaps Hollande did not really say it — and therefore perhaps Islamist terrorism does not really exist?

The Obama administration must be aware that in the 1930s, the Soviet Union wiped clean all photos, recordings, and films of Leon Trotsky on orders from Josef Stalin. Trotsky was deemed politically incorrect, and therefore his thoughts and photos simply vanished.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Muslim Men Fight For Right To Kill Daughters And Wives


There are Muslim men fighting for the right to kill their wives. Groups of hard-line, right-wing Islamic extremists across Pakistan have banded together in protest to reclaim the right to abuse and kill their wives and daughters.

The country has finally taken a progressive step forward on gender equality, but some men still believe the mistreatment of women is their divine, God-given right. The controversy began when the Pakistani government introduced the Protection of Women Against Violence Bill, which effectively criminalizes violence against women in Punjab — the country’s most populous region.

Before the law was officially enacted on March 1, diehard extremists attempted to block the legislation, saying it would “destroy the family system in Pakistan” and “add to the miseries of women.” The bill was passed unanimously by the Punjab Assembly, and opponents have since warned of ongoing protests if it is not repealed.

TOR: The Deep Web Darknet Behind The Internet


Going Dark: The Internet Behind The Internet. Tor is the main browser people use to access Darknet sites, allowing users to remain completely anonymous.

The average computer user with an Internet connection has access to an amazing wealth of information. But there's also an entire world that's invisible to your standard Web browser. These parts of the Internet are known as the Deep Web. The tools to get to there are just a few clicks away, and more and more people who want to browse the Web anonymously are signing on.

Fans of the series House of Cards might recall the Deep Web being worked into the plot of latest season. The character Lucas, a newspaper editor who was trying find a hacker, gets a little crash course from one of his reporters:

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Donald Trump Unleashed 21st Century Nationalism


WHAT TRUMP HAS WROUGHT. Pat Buchanan: Candidate unleashed 'the mightiest force of the 21st century: nationalism'.

As Wisconsinites head for the polls, our Beltway elites are almost giddy. For they foresee a Badger State bashing for Donald Trump, breaking his momentum toward the Republican nomination. Should The Donald fall short of the delegates needed to win on the first ballot, 1,237, there is growing certitude that he will be stopped. First by Ted Cruz; then, perhaps, by someone acceptable to the establishment, which always likes to have two of its own in the race.

But this city of self-delusion should realize there is no going back for America. For, whatever his stumbles of the last two weeks, Trump has helped to unleash the mightiest force of the 21st century: nationalism. Transnationalism and globalism are moribund.

First among the issues on which Trump has triumphed – “We will build the wall – and Mexico will pay for it!” – is border security. Republican candidates who failed to parrot Trump on illegal immigration were among the first casualties. For that is where America is, and that is where the West is.

Monday, April 4, 2016

FGM: Pure Islamic Violence Against Girls


Supermodel Waris Dirie was just five when she became a victim of FGM (female genital mutilation). As she collects an award for her campaign against the practice, she explains why it has to stop.

Waris Dirie was about five years old when she was left in a makeshift shelter under a tree for several days to recover from her "operation", like all the girls in her community, she had undergone female circumcision, more accurately known as female genital mutilation (FGM). She still remembers her anger.

"When they tried to convince me that God wants this, I said: 'Did my God hate me so much?' I remember telling my mother: 'If he hates me, then I don't want him.'" In the days after FGM, many girls die from blood loss or infection. Dirie says she lay there, talking to God, saying "make me stay alive. You owe me this now."

Dirie, born to a nomadic family in Somalia, describes herself as not exactly the kind of daughter dreamed of by the traditional families in her community. As a very young child, she was wilful and headstrong, constantly questioning everything. When she was about 13, her father announced that she would be married to a man in his 60s.

New York Mosques Blaring Loud Calls To Prayer


Neighbors Say the East New York Mosque Masjid-Al-Aman Is "Too, Too Noisy".

Masjid-Al-Aman is a mosque that sits near the border of Queens and Brooklyn in East New York, and offers prayers five times a day. But some residents say the mosque's azan, or call to prayer, is a nuisance—neighbors have filed 156 noise complaints against Masjid-Al-Aman.

"They have to have some consideration for us—it's noisy. Too, too noisy," one neighbor gripes, adding that she can't get used to the azan "because you have no idea when it's going to happen."

Not true, says one of the mosque's congregants: “Calling to prayer for a Muslim, five times a day, is a no-brainer. It’s an absolute necessity.”

"It is our religious and human right," one Muslim man aggressively added as if bothering others with loud harsh noises does not violate others' human right at all.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Muslims Sue Tampon Company For Breaking Hymens


Muslim Mother Sues Tampon Company for ‘Stealing’ her young Daughter’s Virginity.

Twin Falls, ID | An Idaho woman is suing the Kotex company for $1.4 million dollars after she claims one of her daughters lost her virginity while using a tampon. The family’s attorney claims the product’s packaging did not issue any warning about the possibility of losing one’s own virginity while using the product.

“Why is there no warning that a women’s hymen can be broken when the tampon is inserted into the vaginal region? This is the question we ask,” explained Ben Ali Mufta, the family attorney.

“The breaking of the hymen and resulting loss of virginity of my client’s daughter will have dire consequences for this young girl for the rest of her life,” he told local reporters. “This is a tragedy that could have been easily prevented had the company taken its responsibilities,” he acknowledged yesterday. The breaking of the hymen and resulting loss of virginity will have dire consequences for the young girl, believes family attorney, Ben Ali Mufta.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Myanmar (Formerly Known As Burma) Joining EU?


‘Europe needs Myanmar’: New govt set to join EU. Myanmar's new National League for Democracy government is preparing an application to join the European Union, it has been revealed. Negotiations have been proceeding in secret ever since the former opposition party swept to victory in last November’s historic elections.

The complex and highly sensitive talks are being managed by a high-powered but obscure think tank called Inconceivable Outcomes, based in Sagaing Region. The agency is operating under the supervision of Aung San Suu Kyi the incoming Minister for Foreignaffairseducationelectricpowerandenergyandofficeofthepresident and otherthings as the need arises.

“The fact is, Europe needs Myanmar more than Myanmar needs Europe,” said InOut’s director, Dr Than Hlaing, in a recent interview. Speaking from an undisclosed location, Dr Than Hlaing explained the thinking behind the application. “We’re actually negotiating from a position of strength.

Green Europe Is Killing 40,000 People A Year


Rapidly-rising power prices in Green Germany.
Europe’s suicidal green energy policies are killing at least 40,000 people a year. That’s just the number estimated to have died in the winter of 2014 because they were unable to afford fuel bills driven artificially high by renewable energy tariffs.

But the real death toll will certainly be much higher when you take into account the air pollution caused when Germany decided to abandon nuclear power after Fukushima and ramp up its coal-burning instead; and also when you consider the massive increase in diesel pollution –  the result of EU-driven anti-CO2 policies – which may be responsible for as many as 500,000 deaths a year.

But even that 40,000 figure is disgraceful enough, given that fascist greenies are always trying to take the moral high ground and tell us that people who oppose their policies are uncaring and selfish.