Sydney Jihadist Mohamed Elomar Boasts Of Conversion Of Yazidi Child

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

Notorious Sydney jihadist Mohamed Elomar has boasted online about the conversion of a young Iraqi boy from the minority Yazidi sect to the brutal Islamic State ideology.

Underscoring the ruthless oppression of civilians and minorities, including women and children, by the Islamic State group, a Twitter account widely thought to belong to Elomar has posted a picture of the boy holding a handgun and with a dummy sitting on his chest.

He looks to be about three or four years old and his holding up a forefinger in the traditional Islamic State salute.

"Meet Amjed was a Yehzidi but I think his (sic) starting to get the Idea that ISIS is a way of life. Dawlatil Islam Bakia," the Twitter message states.

The last Arabic sentence translates as, "Islamic State is here to stay."

Elomar, a former boxer, is known to have been in Iraq and Syria in the past six months and has been photographed holding up severed heads of dead soldiers and also brandishing guns during apparent executions of captured soldiers. He is wanted by Australian authorities for terrorism offences ...

Saudi Arabia Bans Adoption Of Children From Foreign Or Arab Nationalities

Of course, Gulf States help to finance Sunni terrorism ... that is presently creating more orphans from Iraq to Syria to Nigeria.

From Al Arabiya:
The Ministry of Social Affairs has prohibited Saudi families from adopting children of foreign or Arab nationalities and said the ministry is only concerned with taking care of Saudi orphans.

According to Al-Hayat newspaper on Thursday, the ministry said the children who lose their parents in areas of conflicts such as Iraq and Syria are the concern of the international humanitarian organizations.

Latifa Al-Tamimi, director of the women social supervision office in the Eastern Province, said the ministry is also looking after children of Saudi fathers with foreign wives abandoned abroad.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on Jan 23, 2014.

Students At Islamabad's Jamia Hafsa Call To Support ISIS, Avenge Bin Laden's Death

Iranian Cities In Big Protests Over Charlie Hebdo

From the Jakarta Post:
Tens of thousands took to the streets in cities across Iran after Friday prayers to condemn French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for publishing a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.

The biggest demonstrations were in cities other than Tehran, with state television showing large crowds angered at the depiction of the prophet.

The image was published one week after 12 people were killed by Islamist gunmen at the magazine's Paris offices because of earlier such cartoons.

"Death to France, death to Israel, death to Britain, death to Charlie Hebdo," the crowds chanted in southern cities such as Qom and Isfahan, carrying flags and placards in reverence to the prophet.

The protests follow a loud but peaceful demonstration Monday outside the French embassy in Tehran where those gathered called for the ambassador to be expelled.

The cartoon has angered many Muslims as images of the prophet are widely considered forbidden in Islam, and triggered protests in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, some of which turned deadly.

Iran denounced the Jan. 7 massacre in the French capital but it also criticised Charlie Hebdo's new cartoon, where the prophet holds a "Je suis Charlie" sign under the heading "All is forgiven".

On Jan. 17, an Iranian newspaper was banned for publishing an "I am Charlie" headline on its front page, words that have come to symbolise the fight for freedom of expression after the Paris attack.

Australia: 1,000 Muslims Rally Against Charlie Hebdo, Free Speech

From Jihad Watch:
Muslims in Pakistan, Iran, Chechnya, Ingushetia, Niger, and now Australia have rallied against the Muhammad cartoons. We have not seen — anywhere in the world — similar rallies against jihad terrorism (the supposed “perversion” of their faith) or in favor of the freedom of speech.

“Sydney’s Muslim community rallies in Lakemba in response to terror attacks that rocked Paris,” by Andrew Carswell and Ian Walker, The Daily Telegraph, January 24, 2015 (thanks to Kenneth):
SYDNEY’S Muslim community has been urged to not turn the other cheek to “insults” and “attacks” on Islam and the prophet Muhammad. 
In response to the terror attacks that rocked Paris last month, 1000 Muslims gathered in Lakemba last night.

Members of the crowd waved provocative signs that proclaimed “Je suis Muslims” — mimicking a phrase used in support of slain workers of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo — and chanted a promise to protect Muhammad and their faith.

One chant rang out: “What they say is all in vain, Muhammad’s name will remain. Our prophet we will protect.”

Some of those present handed out cartoons of a dog urinating on the grave of the Charlie Hebdo workers gunned down in their Paris office by Islamic extremists earlier this month.

Standing in front of Lakemba’s war memorial, Hizb ut-Tahrir speaker Sufyan Badar declared Muslims needed to defend Muhammad. “An attack on the prophet is indeed an attack on all Muslims,” Mr Badar said. “It is unacceptable for Muslims to remain silent when an attack comes against our prophet.

“We need to defend him. Should we turn the other cheek?”

Mr Badar said that would not be considered appropriate by Allah. He said Muslims should not accept or embrace the freedom of speech preached by the West and urged those present to reject it.

As the first speech concluded, the riot squad moved in to remove two anti-Islam protesters.

There was a heavy media presence for the rally, with participants also training cameras on the crowd and the assembled journalists.

Hizb ut-Tahrir spokesman Hamzah Qureshi said Sydney’s Muslim community had gathered to show their love for the prophet Muhammad.

“Really it’s to show that the Muslim community in Sydney, Australia, is not OK with ridicule, is not OK with mockery and degradation of someone who is very dear to them,” he said.

“And I don’t think anyone should be expected to be OK with that. We’re not OK with the normalisation of gratuitous insult so we want to counter that with an expression of love.”

Fatah Incites Terror Hours After Palestinian Stabs Israelis In Tel-Aviv

And Fatah is made up of the so-called moderates.

From Arutz 7:
The Palestinian Authority (PA)'s ruling Fatah party has uploaded a number of posts encouraging incitement against Israelis and Jews in the past several hours, the Government Press Office revealed Wednesday.

Hours after a Palestinian Arab terrorist embarked on a stabbing spree in the heart of Tel Aviv, Fatah uploaded this photo to its page promoting more terror:

Caption: "We started with stones and will end with a state." Fatah Facebook page
The photo shows a number of means of committing terror attacks, including the rocks, knives, Molotov cocktails, guns, grenades, and various rifles.

Both Tuesday and Wednesday, Fatah uploaded photos glorifying known terrorists, as well. Both are guilty of murdering tens of Israelis in well-known attacks ...

Texas Senator Files Bill To Ban U.S.-based Islamic State Jihadis From Returning To The U.S.

From Jihad Watch:
This is simple common sense. By going to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State’s jihad, these Muslims have joined an entity that has declared war against the United States. They have committed treason. They have forfeited the rights and privileges of citizenship. But it will be interesting to see who opposes this, and on what grounds.

“Cruz Files Bill to Ban American Islamic State Fighters from Returning to U.S.,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, January 23, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) will file legislation on Friday to ban American citizens who fight alongside the Islamic State (IS) and other terror groups from returning to the United States, where they pose a significant terror threat, according to sources in the senator’s office.

Cruz, who first proposed the legislation last year, seeks to strip those Americans who travel abroad to fight with IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS) of their U.S. citizenship rights and stop them from coming back stateside.

The bill, known as the Expatriate Terrorist Act (E.T.A.), tightens and updates existing regulations by which a U.S. citizen effectively renounces his or her citizenship.

Cruz said that he is filing the bill partly in response to President Obama’s Tuesday State of the Union address, which he described as “detached from reality” on the foreign policy front.

“President Obama’s approach to foreign policy refuses to acknowledge the threats our enemies pose to our national security—it is detached from reality and making the world a more dangerous place,” said Cruz, who also is releasing a new video that takes aim at Obama for misleading the nation about these threats in his annual address.

Cruz said stripping American IS fighters of their citizenship is a step toward securing the country and restoring the country’s image.

“We’ve seen the grave consequence of the Obama-Clinton-Kerry foreign policy unravel with respect to Iran, Russia, and now Yemen,” Cruz said. “These consequences are not confined to faraway lands. They directly threaten America and our allies.”

“That is why this week, I am re-filing the Expatriate Terrorist Act, which prevents Americans who have fought abroad for designated terrorist groups from returning to the United States,” he said. “I look forward to working with senators on both sides of the aisle on this and additional measures to secure our nation and restore America’s leadership in the world.”…

Japanese Mother Pleads With ISIS To Release Her Son

From NBC:
The mother of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist facing a possible Friday deadline for execution by ISIS, pleaded with the militant group to release her son and apologized for "the trouble Kenji has caused."

In a statement distributed to reporters in Tokyo, Junko Ishido said the three days since ISIS released a video demanding $200 million for Goto and another Japanese hostage, Haruna Yukawa, have been "unbearably sad."

"Kenji is not the enemy of the Islamic State. Please release him," Ishido said. "Japan has vowed never to engage in wars under Article 9 of our Constitution. We have not participated in a war for the past 70 years. Not only is Japan not an enemy of Muslim people, but we have always upheld our mutual friendship."

She also said she "would like to apologize from the bottom of my to the Japanese public and to the government of Japan the trouble Kenji has caused."

Based on the release time associated with the video, the 72-hour deadline for Goto to be killed would expire at 2:50 p.m. Tokyo time (12:50 a.m. ET).

Video Shows Palestinian Man Stabbing Israelis

CNN buries the lead ... Hamas clearly praised the attacks, so to suggest this a lone wolf attack is a bit much. So many Palestinians are compelled to carry out such attacks. Gee, wonder why?

France: Muslims Plotted Jihad Terror Attack At Conference On Anti-Semitism

From Jihad Watch:
The police officer said the brothers ‘had the ambition of dying as martyrs’ and ‘planned to carry out imminently an act of violence.'” One wonders if the anti-Semitism conference organizers had any intention of examining Islamic anti-Semitism, or was going to set that aside in the interests of “community harmony.” In any case, Islamic anti-Semitism was examining them.

“France foiled attack at anti-Semitism conference, report says,” JTA, January 21, 2015:
Jihadists arrested last year in Lyon were planning to carry out a terrorist attack at a Jewish group’s conference about anti-Semitism, a French newspaper reported.

The five suspects who were arrested in a series of sweeps by French police between Sept. 16 and Sept. 18 were planning to strike on Sept. 18 at an event organized in Lyon by the regional branch of the CRIF umbrella of French Jewish communities and organizations, according to a report Tuesday in the Le Progres daily.

An unnamed police officer who is in charge of the investigation confirmed to the daily that the suspects were arrested following the interception of a September 5 telephone conversation in which they discussed their plans.

Among the five arrested are Karim and Reda Bekhaled, two brothers who are believed to have been involved in recruiting radical Muslims to fight in Syria, along with the remaining three suspects. Reda Bekhaled was heard discussing the plans in the recorded conversation.

The police officer said the brothers “had the ambition of dying as martyrs” and “planned to carry out imminently an act of violence.”…