A judge has filed preliminary charges against three suspected French jihadis who went to Syria and returned home after turning themselves in to Turkish border police.
The Paris prosecutor's office said Abdelouahab El Baghdadi, Imad Djebali and Gael Maurize were placed under investigation Saturday for criminal association involving a terror group.
Djebali's lawyer, Pierre Dunac, told The Associated Press that three returned after growing disillusioned about jihadist groups — including their mistreatment of civilians. He said they denied having terrorism plans in France.
The three went free this week because of a botched transfer between Turkish and French police, but turned themselves in Wednesday.
El Baghdadi is a brother-in-law of Mohamed Merah, a jihadi who killed seven people in southern France in 2012 before dying in a shootout with police.
Posted by Women Against Shariah on Tuesday, September 30, 2014
From the AP via Fox News:
From Jihad Watch:
“Family reacts: Anger and grief boil over at mosque,” by Aleks Devic and James Dowling, Herald Sun, September 26, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth):
ANGER boiled over outside a mosque as the body of the shot teen was prepared for burial.
A man threw rocks at media waiting at the Doveton mosque after earlier being seen at Numan Haider’s family home.
The teen terror suspect’s family spoke of their devastation.
Others grieving the loss of Haider lashed out at police for shooting him.
Religious leaders told the Herald Sun Haider was expected to be buried as soon as today, after a Muslim service. More details have emerged about Haider and his family.
The 18-year-old’s two brothers are university students, doing courses in pharmacy and engineering.
Haider, who finished his VCE at Lyndale Secondary College in Dandenong, studied electrotechnology at TAFE.
A friend who visited the family’s Endeavour Hills home said they were overwhelmed by grief. “They are very, very upset and devastated,” the family friend said.
“No one knows what happened. It’s a big shock to their family, and they can’t believe what has happened.
“This family is bright. They are well educated and have good connection to the Afghan families.”
Police visited the home, as did more grieving families who came to offer their support.
There were angry scenes when a member of the Afghan community, on leaving the house, blamed police.
“They should not have shot him — he was 18,” the woman screamed. “If you (the police) can’t protect yourself, how are you going to protect the nation? Did you make mistakes when you were 18?
“If someone makes a mistake, you can’t shoot him.”…
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Imam Suhaib Webb has a history of ties to radicalism. FBI surveillance documents found that he was a known confidant of Al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki. Just two days before the September 11, 2001 attacks on America, Webb spoke at a fundraiser with Awlaki with hopes to raise funds for Atlanta-based H. Rap Brown, a man that shot and killed two police officers. The FBI documents also found that “Webb and Awlaki may be associated with the Muslim American Society,” which is a group described by the Investigative Project on Terrorism as being “founded as the United States Chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Nolen took a picture of himself (above) September 5th, just three weeks before he brutally murdered an innocent woman, standing in front of the gates of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City.
The caption read: “At The Masjid (Mosque)Today For Jumar 9/5/2014 & Peforming Wudu!!!”Read it all here.
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From Jihad Watch:
The Shi’ites are considered heretics, and thus have forfeited the right to live. But remember: if you criticize this belief system’s capacity to incite its adherents to endless violence, it is you who are the problem, you racist, bigoted Islamophobe.
“Sanaa: Shiite suicide bomb attack leaves 15 dead and over 50 injured,” Asia News, September 29, 2014 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
Sanaa (AsiaNews / Agencies) – the death toll from a suicide bombing that took place yesterday in the town of Majzar, in the province of Maarib, east of Sanaa, capital of Yemen has risen to 15. A suicide bomber linked to al Qaeda, on board a car packed with explosives, hit a hospital used as a logistics and operational base by the rebel Shiite Houthi movement, which have laid siege to the capital in recent weeks and obtained the formation of a new government.
On 21 September, the rebel group conquered large areas of Sanaa and several buildings of strategic importance, including government offices and state television at the end of four days of fighting with the Sunni Islah troops. In spite of an agreement signed with the Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, to become part of the new coalition government, the Shiite militiamen do not intend to abandon the capital.
The Sunni Islamist movement affiliated to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), have issued a statement claiming “dozens of dead and wounded,” from the Houthi group. It was an “act of martyrdom” by an “Ansar al-Sharia” militant who blew himself up “in a car packed with explosives.”
The Islamist group adds that the goal was the hospital of Al-Jafra, transformed by the Houthi fighters into a base of operations in the province of Maarib. According to some local tribals in the area, in addition to the 15 deaths there are more than 50 injured, some in serious condition. At present there have been no official statements from the Houthi leader.
After targeting US military and civilian posts, the Sunni militiamen of Ansar al-Sharia diverted their attention on Shiite rebels, branded as heretics….
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From The Religion Of Peace:
behead a female co-worker in Oklahoma last week. His prophet did not generally behead women, however. Muhammad (peace be upon him) usually raped them after beheading their men and enslaving their children.
Fired Muslim Convert Store-Worker Who Beheaded Female Colleague After Losing His Job Was 'Shouting Islamic Phrases'
Posted by Women Against Shariah on Monday, September 29, 2014
From the Daily Mail:
Salute: Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, attacked Colleen Hufford and Traci Johnson after he was sacked from Vaughan Foods in Oklahoma, police said. Above, Nolen (center) apparently performs ISIS's one-finger salute.
The Muslim convert who allegedly beheaded a female co-worker was shouting Islamic phrases as he tore across the store wielding a knife, it has been claimed.
Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, was trying to convince workers that Islam teaches that the punishment is acceptable on Thursday, shortly before he was fired from his job at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma, according to local media.
He returned the same day and lashed out at colleagues Colleen Hufford and Traci Johnson with a knife, police said.
After being shot by sheriff's deputy Mark Vaughan, who is also the firm's CEO, in the wake of the horrific attack he has woken up in hospital and is being questioned by police.
And as the FBI investigates his alleged conversion to Islam in connection with the killing, reports have emerged that Nolen was shouting Islamic phrases during the rampage ...
From Jihad Watch:
“Abbas responsible for Hamas war crimes, Netanyahu says,” by Joshua Davidovich, Times of Israel, September 29, 2014:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is speaking at the United Nations General Assembly Monday.
Before leaving for New York, Netanyahu told reporters he would “refute all of the lies being directed at us,” referencing a Friday address by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in which he accused Israel of carrying out genocide during its military campaign in Gaza….
PM says UN’s human rights council is sending a message to terrorists that they can use civilians as a human shield by giving Hamas a pass while criticizing Israel.
Netanyahu calls the Human Rights Council a terrorist rights council, and says the UN’s human rights council is an oxymoron, and says it’s connected to anti-Semitism.
Listing a number of anti-Semitic incidents, he notes that they are not the result of Israel’s policies, and speaks of fears that it is now entering polite society.
“Today the Jewish state is demonized with the apartheid libel and charges of genocide.”
“In what moral universe does genocide include warning the civilians to get out of harm’s way,” he asks, adding a number of Israel’s other efforts during the Gaza conflict….
From the Daily Mail:
The fighting is taking place just one mile to the west of the city, with government forces desperately trying to hold off the militants, who allegedly killed up to 1,000 soldiers during clashes yesterday.
ISIS have held a number of towns and villages close to the Iraqi capital since earlier in the year, when government troops melted away following a lightning advance in the west of the country - enabling the terrorist group to seize further swaths of territory for their so-called caliphate.
Reports that ISIS militants are now just one mile from Baghdad came from the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East - an organisation supporting the work of Canon Andrew White, vicar of the city's St George's Church, the only Anglican church in Iraq.
In a message posted on Facebook, the group said: 'The Islamic State are now less than 2km away from entering Baghdad. They said it could never happen and now it almost has.
'Obama says he overestimated what the Iraqi Army could do. Well you only need to be hear a very short while to know they can do very very little,' they added.
The claims were backed up by Canon White himself, who shared the message just hours after he had earlier suggested the group were approximately six miles from the centre of Baghdad.
In a message he also posted on Facebook, Canon White had said: 'The Islamic State are now within 10km of entering Baghdad. Over a 1000 Iraqi troops were killed by them yesterday, things are so bad. As I said all the military air strikes are doing nothing. If ever we needed your prayer it is now.'
The militants are understood to have had their advance halted by airstrikes yesterday at Ameriyat Al-Falluja yesterday - a small city about 18 miles south of Fallujah and 40 miles west of Baghdad.
But the clashes did not force the bulk of the fighters - with many of them now having made their way to the Baghdad suburbs for this morning's fighting ...
By Robert Spencer for Jihad Watch:
In FrontPage today I discuss the latest in an ever-growing string of whitewashes of jihad violence:
A convert to Islam who calls himself Jah’Keem Yisrael (formerly Alton Alexander Nolen) beheaded one of his coworkers and was shot while in the process of trying to behead another last Friday in Vaughan Foods, a food processing plant in Oklahoma. And now the predictable denial and obfuscation from the Obama Administration has begun.
On Sunday, Tony Blinken, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, was asked whether the beheading was an act of terror or, as the Obama Administration notoriously classified the Fort Hood jihad massacre of November 2009, workplace violence. “We don’t know,” said the Dickensian-named Blinken, blinkers firmly in place. “The FBI has an active investigation. I’m not going to get ahead of it. Let’s see what they find.” Wynken and Nod were unavailable for comment.
As for the FBI itself, FBI Special Agent in Charge James E. Finch said Saturday that the bureau hadn’t yet figured out what Yisrael’s motive was. He didn’t say whether or not the feds were examining his Facebook page, which, according to the New York Daily News, is “riddled with phrases like ‘Sharia law is coming’ and calling America ‘wicked.’ It also has photos of various terror groups and their leaders, including bin Laden, who was killed by U.S. forces operating in Pakistan in 2012.”
Not only that. Jah’Keem Yisrael filled his Facebook page with quotations from the Qur’an and exhortations to his fellow Muslims to be more rigorous and correct in their observance of Islamic ritual and morality. Also the page is a photograph of him with two members of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City; Yisrael stands between them holding up his index finger in the sign of the Islamic State, signifying Islam’s uncompromising monotheism. Nor is even that all: his page features photographs of beheadings.
And while the mosque is issuing statements implying that Yisrael was a bad Muslim or hardly even a Muslim at all, and that hardly anyone knew him there anyway, I received this insider report from a former member of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City:
I went to the same mosque the Oklahoma Muslim who beheaded his co-worker today. I live ten minutes away!Does all this mean that Jah’Keem Yisrael’s beheading of Colleen Hufford was a jihad attack? Not necessarily. Yisrael wouldn’t be the first person to be distraught over being fired and react violently. Many non-Muslims have done that. The difference here, however, is that when Yisrael became violent, he began beheading – just as the Islamic State is doing, and just as the Qur’an exhorts believers to do (“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” — 47:4).
The Imam was Imad Enchassi the last I heard. He was a friend of mine. He is a Lebanese-born Sunni who hates Israel. He once gave a sermon that the Israelis were trying to collapse al-Aqsa mosque by digging tunnels underneath it. They have no issue with Palestinian suicide bombings because, as it was explained to me, that is the only weapon the Palestinians have.
They sold Milestones in the book shop while I was there, which as you know calls for replacing all non-Islamic governments with Islamic ones. I remember listening to a tape a friend of mine, Yahya Graff, another white convert to Islam, had that prayed for the destruction of Israel and America.
The imam when I first converted, Suhaib Webb, is hailed as a moderate by liberals in the United States but he was the one that explicitly told me that according to Islam, three choices are to be given to non-Muslims: convert, pay the jizyah tax and live under Islamic rule, or jihad. They try very hard to whitewash Islam when the media is around, but they believe in their religion and the ultimate goal of an Islamic caliphate.
At the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City and elsewhere, as he learned the teachings and attitudes of his new religion, Jah’Keem Yisrael breathed in an environment in which beheading was under certain circumstances a proper, even praiseworthy response.
If the Obama Administration and its FBI were at all interested in the truth of this case, they would be investigating whether or not Jah’Keem Yisrael considered the beheading of an unbeliever to be something that Allah would reward, in line with Qur’an 47:4, and seized the opportunity of his firing from Vaughan Foods (after an argument over whether or not adulteresses should be stoned to death; Yisrael argued yes) to combine his desire for revenge with his desire to wage jihad.
Instead, they will probably be doing all they can to make sure such investigations are not pursued.
Posted by Women Against Shariah on Friday, September 26, 2014
From the AP via ABC News:
Militants with the Islamic State group tortured and then publicly killed a human rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after their self-proclaimed religious court ruled that she had abandoned Islam, the U.N. mission in Iraq said Thursday.
Gunmen with the group's newly declared police force seized Samira Salih al-Nuaimi last week in a northeastern district of the Mosul while she was home with her husband and three children, two people with direct knowledge of the incident told The Associated Press on Thursday. Al-Nuaimi was taken to a secret location. After about five days, the family was called by the morgue to retrieve her corpse, which bore signs of torture, the two people said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of fears for their safety.
According to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq, her arrest was allegedly connected to Facebook messages she posted that were critical of the militants' destruction of religious sites in Mosul. A statement by the U.N. on Thursday added that al-Nuaimi was tried in a so-called "Sharia court" for apostasy, after which she was tortured for five days before the militants sentenced her to "public execution." Her Facebook page appears to have been removed since her death.
"By torturing and executing a female human rights' lawyer and activist, defending in particular the civil and human rights of her fellow citizens in Mosul, ISIL continues to attest to its infamous nature, combining hatred, nihilism and savagery, as well as its total disregard of human decency," Nickolay Mladenov, the U.N. envoy to Iraq, said in a statement, referring to the group by an acronym. The statement did not say how she was killed.
Among Muslim hard-liners, apostasy is thought to be not just conversion from Islam to another faith, but also committing actions that they believe are so against the faith that one is considered to have abandoned Islam.
Mosul is the largest city held by the Islamic State group in the self-declared "caliphate" it has carved out, bridging northern and eastern Syria with northern Iraq. Since overrunning the once-diverse city in June, the group has forced religious minorities to convert to Islam, pay special taxes or die, causing tens of thousands to flee. The militants have enforced a strict dress code on women, going so far as to veil the faces of female mannequins in store fronts.
In August, the group destroyed a number of historic landmarks in the town, including several mosques and shrines, claiming they promote idolatry and depart from principles of Islam.
Al-Nuaimi's death is the latest in a string of attacks by the militant group to silence female activists and politicians. In July in the nearby town of Sderat, militants broke into the house of a female candidate in the last provincial council elections, killed her and abducted her husband, the U.N. said. On the same day, another female politician was abducted from her home in eastern Mosul; she remains missing.
Hanaa Edwer, a prominent Iraqi human rights activist, said at least five female political activists have been killed in recent weeks by the Islamic State group in Mosul, including al-Nuaimi, who Edwer said was also running for a seat on the provincial council.
"But it is not just women being targeted," Edwer said. "They will kill anyone with a voice. It is terrifying."
The Gulf Center for Human Rights said Wednesday that al-Nuaimi had worked on detainee rights and poverty ...