Radio24syv revealed that Omar El-Hussein, a Danish citizen of Palestinian origin, was carrying a copy of the Quran when he was shot and killed by police in the wee hours of February 15, 2015, information that had been kept secret by Danish authorities.
According to the radio station, at the time of his death El-Hussein had a Quran on him with a bookmark at Surah 21, ‘The Prophets’, which contains verses about disbelievers of Islam.
A theologian and expert on the Quran at the University of Copenhagen said that although one cannot definitively prove that the 22-year-old El-Hussein was inspired by the scripture, the location of the bookmark could be significant.
“One can imagine that El-Hussein considered his actions to be a continuation of the the Quran's verses on punishing the wicked,” Thomas Jøhnk Hoffmann told Radio24syv.
An official report on the February 14-15 terror attack – in which El-Hussein first fired at least 30 shots at a free speech event, killing one, and then killed a volunteer security guard outside of Copenhagen’s Great Synagogue – made no mention of the gunman’s Quran.
The Danish National Police declined to comment to Radio24syv on why the information wasn’t included, saying that “the involved authorities gave a description that was as precise as possible” in their report.
Former Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET)head Hans Jørgen Bonnichsen said that withholding the information made little sense from a practical standpoint.
“I have a hard time seeing that it would have been out of consideration for the investigation. But it could be that one did not want to contribute to equating Islam with terror and that one wanted to guard against revenge attacks in the days after [the twin shootings],” he told Radio24syv
El-Hussein was born in Copenhagen to Palestinian parents who fled to Denmark via a refugee camp in Jordan. Just two weeks before he spread terror through the Danish capital, the 22-year-old was released from prison for a stabbing offence.
It was behind bars that El-Hussein is thought to have become radicalized. He was on multiple occasions flagged up by prison authorities for expressing “extreme” views on Islam and at one point shared a cell with an inmate who openly supported the Islamic State, but PET said that it had “no reason to believe that the now deceased 22-year-old offender was planning attacks” based on the information from the Danish Prison and Probation Service. [...]
Posted by Women Against Shariah on Monday, February 8, 2016
From The Local (Denmark):
From the Herts And Essex Observer:
A teenager has been charged with terrorism offences after he was arrested at Stansted Airport on Friday (February 5).
Cubeyda Hassan Jama, 19, a Finnish national of London Road in Thornton Heath, south London, was charged yesterday evening with engaging in conduct in preparation for giving effect to intention to commit acts of terrorism, contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.
Jama was arrested at the airport by detectives from the Metropolitan Police Service's Counter Terrorism Command (SO15).
He is due to appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court later today.
Hat Tip: Jihad Watch
Eleven were jailed at Bradford Crown Court after being convicted of raping the girl in Keighley from the age of 13.
Another man was sentenced for sexual activity with the same girl.
The trial heard how the teenager was repeatedly attacked over a period of 13 months, between 2011 and 2012.
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She was made to have sex in various locations in the town, including an underground car park and a church graveyard.
The girl was described in court as leading a “chaotic existence” at the time and had been reported missing from home on more than 70 occasions over a two-year period.
‘Heartless sexual advantage’
Two of the men also received sentences for offences against other victims.
Judge Roger Thomas QC, sentencing, told the men: “She was only 13 or 14 when the 12 of you took such terrible and heartless sexual advantage of her.”
The jury previously heard her meetings with the men had been arranged by “drug dealer” Arif Choudhury, who was not on trial. [...]
Israel is democratic, but anti-Israel Muslim politicians who serve in the Parliament seek to destroy it from within.
From Palestinian Media Watch:
From Palestinian Media Watch:
Israeli TV Channel 2 host: “At the top of the news tonight, the storm surrounding the [Israeli] Arab MPs who met with families of terrorists from the current wave of terror. Prime Minister Netanyahu and Speaker of the Parliament Edelstein announced this evening that they will submit, in an unprecedented manner, personal complaints to the Ethics Committee against Hanin Zoabi, Basel Ghattas, and Jamal Zahalka...”
Israeli TV Channel 2 parliament correspondent: “Many bodies in the political system are demanding a full investigation of the three Arab MPs who met with family members of the terrorists whose bodies have not yet been turned over for burial… Even before Netanyahu turned to them, the Parliament's Ethics Committee announced that it will examine the matter, following many applications from MPs from the Right and the Left...”
In a TV interview, Iraqi MP Mish’an Al-Jabouri admitted that he had taken millions of dollars in bribes. In a January 26 interview with Al-Etejah TV, MP Al-Jabouri claimed that all Iraqi politicians take bribery and that only a coward would not. He claimed that the entire political echelon is corrupt and responsible for the destruction of the country. Al-Jabouri is a member of the Iraqi Commission of Integrity, tasked with investigating governmental corruption. He refused to disclose names of fellow corrupt politicians for fear that "they will kill me right in the street."
Posted by Women Against Shariah on Saturday, February 6, 2016
From Zee News:
This was reportedly revealed by the woman who helped catch him.
She said that Abaaoud had “a bobble hat on his head, orange trainers and a bomber jacket. And he spoke about the attacks as if he had been shopping. He was happy. That was it.”
Sonia met him two days after the attacks, on an industrial estate in Aubervilliers, a northern suburb of Paris, where people from Romania set up shanty towns, the MailOnline reported.
Abaaoud, a Belgian-Moroccan, said around 90 jihadists - including some from Britian - had returned from Syria using false papers and were ready to spread further carnage.
Sonia alterted the security agents that Abaaoud moved to a flat in the suburb of St-Denis.
Abaaoud was killed during the police raid on November 18 along with another ISIS operative.
Sonia has since gone into hiding and changed her identify, the report said.
Parents Are Forced To Watch ISIS Executioner Behead Their 14-Year-Old Son After He Missed Friday Prayers
From the Daily Mail:
ISIS thugs forced two parents to watch as they beheaded their 14-year-old son for missing Friday prayers, local media has reported.
The terror group, who accused the boy of apostasy, or abandoning Islam, executed him in the northern Syrian city of Jarablus on Saturday.
He is said to have been arrested by ISIS fighters after missing prayers at the central mosque, where fanatical preachers usually deliver propaganda filled speeches.
Local activist Nasser Taljbini told ARA News how the extremists beheaded the boy in front of a large crowd which included his mother and father.
He added: 'Dozens of people attended the brutal execution, including the victim's parents who were forced to witness the beheading of their own son.
'ISIS is trying to prove that it is still powerful despite all the military defeats. The group is trying to terrorize people through conducting such public punishments.'
Kurdish forces bombarded the city, which lies near the Turkish-Syrian border, with artillery shells and mortar fire last month, killing several ISIS fighters.
It is seen as a strategic stronghold for ISIS, who use it to smuggle foreign jihadis into Syria from Turkey.
YPG [People's Protection Units - a Kurdish militia group] spokesman Nuraddin Gaban said their offensive destroyed an ISIS security centre, a Sharia Court and several military vehicles in Jarablus.
He added: 'At least 21 terrorists were killed on Monday... We have intensified our military campaign against the terror group in the northern countryside of Aleppo in coordination with the U.S.-led coalition.
'Jarablus is one of our main targets at the moment... If we retake it, we would be blocking one of the main routes in the face of foreign terrorists who continue to cross from Turkey into Syria in order to join their alleged Caliphate.'
A seminar on the rights of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people) being held yesterday at a hotel in the center of Jakarta, was forcibly suspended by a dozen members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) a local fundamentalist movement. A few hours before the event, with scheduled interventions by human rights groups and activists, the mob raided the meeting location demanding its suspension.
Mering, one of the participants in the seminar, told AsiaNews that the forum has been suspended for security reasons: "Hours of negotiations with members of the FPI in the Menteng district police station resulted in nothing, and eventually all the participants were told to leave the hotel. "
The debate on the rights of LGBT persons has reignited in Indonesia, after the case of SGRC (Support and Research Group on sexual studies) which was denied permission by the Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Muhammad Nasir, to operate within the University of Indonesia because "against the moral of the State" and the culture of the country.
In the past, members of the FPI have been protagonists of targeted campaigns and attacks against Christians, in their wave of protests against "illegal rituals and celebrations " in buildings without the so-called building permit (IMB). In late 2014, the police declared war on the group.
A few days ago, the FPI also received the warning of the mayor of Bandung, West Java, who invited the Radicals to tone down the rhetoric against gay people, after the group had raided a college thinking it was the seat of LGBT meetings.
A soccer player has been disqualified for 12 days and fined for 19,500 Turkish liras (a little over 6,000 euros) by the Turkish soccer federation over ''ideological propaganda''. Amedspor forward Deniz Naki had said in an interview that he hoped for a peaceful solution to the conflict between Ankara and the Pkk after seeing the terrible situation in Cizre, the south-eastern Kurdish city under total curfew since last December 14.
Naki, the 26-year-old Turkish-German soccer player, in 2014 was attacked in Ankara, where he was playing, for expressing solidarity to the Kurds fighting against ISIS in Kobane.
Since last summer, the conflict in south-east Turkey has resumed with unprecedented levels of violence since the 1990s, causing hundreds of deaths, including civilians, and dozens of displaced. Amedspor, the team of Kurdish 'capital' Diyarbakir, has threatened not to play the match of the Turkish cup against Fenerbahce if the decision to exclude its fans, accused of chanting pro-Kurdish slogans, will not be revoked. A week ago, about 100 of them were held by police and the club's headquarters searched.
Under the section labelled “Muhammad”, the guide says: “For the founder of Islam, our style is the Prophet Muhammad; at second reference Muhammad or the Prophet.”
This advice is repeated in the sections on “Arabic names” and “Islam”.
The assertion that Mohammed is “the Prophet”, with a capital P, will likely cause controversy. While followers of Islam believe him to be the last prophet sent by God – Christians, Jews, atheists and followers of other religions do not regard him as a prophet at all.
There are also questions over whether Mohammed and Islam are being given special treatment in the style guide, which does not tell journalists how to refer to significant figures from other religions.
It does not, for example, tell staff to refer to Jesus as “Son of God”, “Our Lord” or “The Messiah”, nor does it say to call the Buddha by any of his Ten Titles, or offer any advice on how to refer to holy figures from Hinduism or Sikhism.
The guide also teaches journalists how to refer to non-believers of Islam, stating: “The Islamic concept of unbelief, of being outside Islam, is kufr. An unbeliever is a kafir – the plural is kuffar. However, in a direct quote ‘kafirs’ is acceptable.”
This is not the first controversy the BBC has found itself in over the subject of Islam. In November, it used the words “hateful”, “Islamophobic” and “bad timing” to describe a hashtag used by atheist ex-Muslims to explain why they left the faith.
Former Muslims tweeted under #ExMuslimBecause, expressing views such as “I know being a woman doesn’t make me lesser” and “I couldn’t handle hearing my own family say that Shi’as, my neighbours and best friends, are kuffar”.
However, a BBC programme on the hashtag featured two male Muslim “community experts” calling it “problematic ” and “hateful”.
Yesterday, Breitbart London reported how the BBC’s style guide also tells journalists to avoid using the term “pro-life” to refer to campaigners against abortion, but encouraged the use of “pro-choice” to refer to their opponents.
Pro-life campaigners called it “an utterly shameless example of institutional bias against the right-to-life movement, and for the abortion lobby.”