The U.S. was told by the French intelligence agency that Said Kouachi, one of the Paris terrorists, traveled to Yemen in 2011 and received a variety of weapons training from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). In addition, a French source said one of the brothers traveled to Syria during the past year. Also, Cherif Kouachi attempted at one point to join jihadists waging war in Iraq against the U.S. and the coalition.
Nothing new here. Move along.
This is merely another story about more Islamic scum, infected with supremacy and hubris, who sought some sort of perceived revenge against some sort of perceived offense against 12 innocent people so they killed the editors, cartoonists and other innocents at their workplace today in Paris. But France has no one to blame but themselves for embracing Muslims as if they were civilized and had something to offer the civilized world. The liberal deification of Islam is like celebrating the Nazis goosestepping through Paris. The French invited this, they gave Muslims permission to behave this way because NO ONE has the guts to publically go after Islam for its barbarity.
This sick deed by Muslims happened because white liberals treat Muslims like special needs children and hold them to far lower standards of behavior and performance in EVERY regard… except, of course, in beheadings and flying planes into skyscrapers.
The bodies of victims are being removed from a Paris building as police conduct a major manhunt for gunmen who killed 12 at the headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Three masked gunmen stormed the offices of the controversial publication, which has previously been attacked for its portrayal of Mohammed.
A top figure in Islamic State’s police force, which has carried out beheadings, was found decapitated in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday. The Observatory, which reports on events in Syria through a network of contacts on the ground. The Observatory said the message “This is evil, you Sheikh” was found written on the corpse, which had a cigarette in its mouth. Residents in areas controlled by Islamic State have said the group has banned smoking in public.
The UN – once again – panders to the kleptocracy calling itself “Palestine” and gives unearned and undeserved legitimacy to a manufactured entity that did not ever exist as a real nation. Via AP:
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that the state of Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, a move that will enable the Palestinians to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel. The secretary-general announced his acceptance of the documents submitted by the Palestinians last Friday, saying, “the statute will enter into force for the State of Palestine on April 1, 2015.” Any Palestinian case against Israel at the ICC would trigger an immediate cutoff of U.S. financial support to the PA under American law.
Via NY Times:
A UN Security Council draft resolution that set a deadline to establish a sovereign Palestinian state was defeated Tuesday after it failed to receive the nine votes needed for adoption. The U.S. and Australia voted against the measure. France, China and Russia were among the eight countries that voted for it. Britain and four other nations abstained. Samantha Power, the American ambassador to the UN, said the resolution was “deeply imbalanced,” setting deadlines that did not adequately take account of Israel’s security needs. “Today’s staged confrontation in the UN Security Council will not bring the parties closer to achieving a two-state solution,” she said. “This resolution sets the stage for more division, not for compromise.” Secretary of State John Kerry worked to line up enough abstentions from American allies like South Korea and Rwanda so that the U.S. would not have to wield its veto. Kerry called more than a dozen senior foreign officials including Goodluck Jonathan, the president of Nigeria, which abstained.
Via AP News:
Saudi authorities beheaded a Pakistani man on Wednesday convicted of smuggling “large quantities” of heroin, the kingdom’s state news agency reported, bringing the number of publicly announced executions to its highest level in at least five years.
An Associated Press tally of announcements from the official Saudi Press Agency shows 83 people have been beheaded in Saudi Arabia in 2014, including Wednesday’s execution. Most were executed for drug smuggling.
Amnesty International says Saudi Arabia has one of the highest execution rates in the world. The group lists 79 executions in Saudi Arabia in 2013 and 2012, and 82 in 2011 and 2010. The London-based rights group says at least 69 people were executed in 2009.
The countries that carried out the most executions on record last year were Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the U.S., according to Amnesty International. Last year’s figures do not include the thousands of people put to death in China, where such information is a state secret.
The kingdom follows a strict interpretation of Islamic law and applies the death penalty on a number of crimes, such as murder and rape, as well as apostasy and witchcraft. Saudi Arabia has come under particular criticism from rights groups for executions carried out for non-fatal crimes.
Via The Telegraph:
“By any standard, the brutal murder of one British and three American worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue by a pair of axe-wielding Palestinians was a grotesque act of terrorism. But rather than issuing an unequivocal denunciation of the murders, Baroness Warsi, the former Foreign Office minister, sought instead to draw a parallel between this wanton act of brutality and recent protests at the al-Aqsa mosque.
Baroness Warsi was no doubt hoping to reassert her anti-Israel credentials. Fortunately, she is no longer responsible for representing Britain’s interests overseas, having resigned her post in August in protest at the Coalition’s policy on Gaza. In retrospect, this was a wise decision. Had she still been in office when she made her ill-judged comments, she would undoubtedly now be packing her bags.”
Because they are compelled to do so in their book. In fact, there are 75 teachings of beheading in the Koran.
You can see so for yourself. Research the following: Koran 8:12.
Koran 8.12: “Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): “I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.”
Lovely, and of course, so peaceful.
The Arab revolt in Palestine (1936-1939) was almost a preview for the 1947-1949 hostilities after the UN partitioned Palestine [a region, not a nation-state, never was], the British mandate ended, the British army withdrew from Palestine and the State of Israel was declared.
The Har Zion, pictured here, could take 110 passengers (Israel’s National Maritime Museum). The boat was sunk in 1940.
The revolt was characterized by the Arab militias attacking Jewish communities and British government facilities, derailing trains, and halting commerce. While the British army eventually succeeded in restoring a semblance of order, the Arabs won a huge victory when the British responded to Arab demands and announced its “White Paper” in 1939 severely restricting Jewish immigration to and growth within Palestine.
Despite the revolt — and in some cases in spite of the revolt — the nascent Jewish state continued to develop the infrastructure for a state, such as the port of Tel Aviv and the international airport in Lod/Lydda.
The American Colony’s photos from the mid-1930s show passengers from the ship Har Zion arriving on a ferry boat in the Tel Aviv port (Jaffa port was closed by an Arab strike).
For more historic pictures, click Israel’s History – A Picture a Day
Muslims believe Jews defile the Islamic character of the Temple Mount.
Guess what. Jews – and Jews only – determine what defiles the Temple Mount.
Guess what else.
Daniel 12:11 defines what defiles the Temple Mount and calls it “the mute abomination“.
And the abomination – the detestable thing – is a mosque:
“And from the time that the continual burnt-offering shall be taken away, and the detestable thing that causes appallment set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.”
Another interpretation is:
“And from the time the daily sacrifice was removed and the mute abomination was emplaced…”
“When violence is used to terrorize and bully a group into abdicating basic human rights, it becomes a threat to the foundations of democracy. On Wednesday, Mu’taz Hijazi, who is affiliated with the Islamic Jihad terrorist group, tried to assassinate Rabbi Yehuda Glick. This was a horrific act of violence directed at a man who was singled out for his religious and political beliefs.
What makes this crime all the more tragic was the fact that Glick, who is a vocal activist for the right of Jews to pray on the Temple Mount, is also a strong defender of Muslims’ right to freedom of religious expression on what they call Haram a-Sharif.
We must disabuse ourselves of the idea that innocuous acts such as Jewish prayers on the Temple Mount are the trigger for Muslim rioting, stone-throwing, destruction and murder. Rather the Arabs who commit these offenses choose to lash out against Jews in order to intimidate them into ceding their rights.
Permitting Jews – or members of any other religion – to visit the Temple Mount and even pray there should be a religious freedom that is carefully protected by a democracy. Caving in to the demands of militant Muslims out of a desire to avoid “escalation” is capitulating to extremism and betraying the ideals of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.”