Sunday, November 23, 2014

Jihadi Poetry- ISIS Jihadists Embrace Their Artistic Side

Some Western Islamic State jihadists fancy themselves poets, and are posting their drek on social media sites. Take Brit Abuqaqa Britani: after being banned by (a bizarre social networking site where he used the moniker "greenbirdexpress") he has taken his stuff to Twitter, where he goes by Abuqaqa Britani Afro.

Abuqaqa (rhymes with a synonym for shit) longs for martyrdom. I told him I hope he gets his wish. Soon. No response. Yet.

One of his so-called poems:

They got planes but Allah is higherShaheed ["martyr"] dead don't be a lier [sic]He just sold his soul and Allah is the buyerFor the kafir ["infidels"] it's hellfire

And apparently it's not just the Brits embracing their artistic side, jihadists from the North Caucuses are also into "jihadi poetry"

Indeed, North Caucasian "jihadi poetry" is so popular that there is a group, Poeziya Dzhikhada ["Poetry of Jihad"] dedicated to it on the Russian social network VKontakte. Poems, some written by jihadis in Russian prisons, are shared via the VKontakte group and also on sites run by Chechen militants in Syria.
Frequent topics in North Caucasian poems about jihad include militants' bravery on the battlefield, death (particularly death on the battlefield), and the need to defend women from the "infidels."
So was Osama Bin Laden.

Go figure.

More on RFE/RL

Around 300 Swedes Fighting With ISIS In Syria

It's estimated that around 300 Swedish citizens are now fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and the numbers are increasing:

“A hundred cases of people who have left to join the fighting have been confirmed, then there are the presumed cases..., and then there are those that have not been counted, which brings the total to between 250 and 300,” said the head of the intelligence services, Anders Thornberg, on SR public radio.

Thornberg said the flow of youths leaving to become militants in Syria was rapidly rising.

“A certain number of young Swedish men are leaving and training in camps, learning to become terrorists to use explosives and weapons.” he said.

The fear is what happens when these radicalized jihadists return home.

There are around 3,000 European ISIS fighters.  That's a small but powerful army.

Europe should be scared.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

UK Judge Allows Anjem Choudary To Preach Hate While On Bail

Radical Muslim hate preacher Anjem Choudary, who was arrested and then released on bail from police custody after a counter-terroism sweep in the UK, is now back on London streets spewing his hate.

Even though he's on bail, district judge Howard Riddle decided that Choudary and 6 others who were arrested can go back to preaching because it was in violation of religious freedom.  Apparently, as part of their bail conditions, they were not allowed to set up their little 'dawah' (Islamic proselytizing) stalls. That's now changed. Riddle said:

“The dawah stalls are a significant part of the current investigation."
“However, it is accepted that the dawah stall has an ostensible purpose to spread the word of Islam and to proselytise. Religious freedom is of considerable significance.”
The others that were arrested:

Choudary and his brother Yazandi were arrested on 25 September along with Shakil Chapra, Siddartha Dhar, Abdul Muhid, Mohammed Rahman, Mohammed Shamsuddin and Anthony Small.
Anthony Small is a Muslim convert and former boxer with his own YouTube channel. He has also calls for Muslims to take over England.

Dhar supposedly took off for Syria with his wife and 4 kids.

Choudary claims he never stopped preaching anyway.

 “It’s a nonsense anyway. I never stopped my dawah, I never stopped doing my work online and in cafes. Street dawah is just one way of doing this."
“It’s an abuse of process. It’s an abuse of what you would call human rights, they should remove the other conditions. I’ve been raided four or five times and they’ve never found anything – I’ve got less now than I had then.”
Muslim radicals do not deserve the right to freedom of speech or religion.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Dutch Mother Rescues Jihadist Daughter From ISIS

So, Monique, this Dutch mum, treks on over to Raqqa, Syria, to retrieve her Muslim convert daughter Aicha after she traveled there to join ISIS. Aicha allegedly changed her mind, but can you really trust a radicalised Muslim?  I certainly wouldn't.

Both daughter and mum were arrested in Turkey because daughter has no passport.  Mum could also face criminal charges upon her return to Holland, since "provision of assistance" to terrorists is a crime.

Story on Telegraph UK.  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

TX Prosecutor Punished For Wrongful Conviction Of Innocent Man

Ken Anderson, a former prosecutor who then went on to become a judge, will suffer the consequences (though not much) of having intentionally sent an innocent man to jail for 25 years.

Today in Texas, former prosecutor and judge Ken Anderson pled guilty to intentionally failing to disclose evidence in a case that sent an innocent man, Michael Morton, to prison for the murder of his wife. When trying the case as a prosecutor, Anderson possessed evidence that may have cleared Morton, including statements from the crime's only eyewitness that Morton wasn't the culprit. Anderson sat on this evidence, and then watched Morton get convicted. While Morton remained in prison for the next 25 years, Anderson's career flourished, and he eventually became a judge.

In today's deal, Anderson pled to criminal contempt, and will have to give up his law license, perform 500 hours of community service, and spend 10 days in jail. Anderson had already resigned in September from his position on the Texas bench.

What makes today's plea newsworthy is not that Anderson engaged in misconduct that sent an innocent man to prison. Indeed, while most prosecutors and police officers are ethical and take their constitutional obligations seriously, government misconduct--including disclosure breaches known as Brady violations--occurs so frequently that it has become one of the chief causes of wrongful conviction.

What's newsworthy and novel about today's plea is that a prosecutor was actually punished in a meaningful way for his transgressions.

Meaningful? Not really. I don't think that 10 days in prison, 500 hours of community service or the loss of a law license can ever make up for the quarter of a century an innocent men lost while languishing in jail. But it's something.

This needs to happen more often.

The rest of the story.

Bush Family and Zionists Financed Hitler, Claims Venezuela Muslim MP

Here's a good one regarding Hitler, the Nazis and WW II: it combines both the "blame it on Bush" and "blame it on the Zionists" conspiracy theories.

In a video on Hizbullah's Al-Manar channel, Muslim Venezuelan MP Adel Al-Sughayar (chairman of FEARAB- a federation of Arab societies in Latin America- claims that Hitler was financed mostly by Zionists and the George Bush family prior to WW II in order to destroy Europe and

"impose the American economy and the dollar currency on it."
 "Hitler killed those Jews who belonged to progressive organizations... You will not find on those lists any representatives of global Zionism."

Watch the Memri Video here.

He's not the only one who has these bizarre theories. There are a plethora of non-Muslim, non-Arabs who believe the Jews financed Hitler.

Berkeley Students' Reactions to ISIS Flag and Israeli Flag

Ami Horowitz performs a little experiment at U.C. Berkeley, California.

He waves both the ISIS flag, and the Israeli flag. Not surprising which flag got the negative reaction.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Virginity Tests For Female Police Recruits In Indonesia

As part of the application process, female police recruits in Indonesia are subjected to a "two finger virginity test."

Not only is this discriminatory, it's degrading, and the procedure is not even performed in private.

Only in a Muslim country.

Human Rights Watch interviews some of the traumatized applicants in this video.