Jewish Gym Owner Told To Drown In His Own Blood

From Daily-Mail:
A Jewish gym owner in Melbourne has been met with vile death threats following his online criticism of the Islamic community. 
Avi Yemini, a former sharpshooter for the Israeli Defence Forces, shared a video to Facebook on Saturday morning slamming attacks performed by Islamic militants in the Phillipines and Egypt, and claiming Ramadan is 'the month of Jihad'.

On Sunday afternoon, he was sent a Facebook message by a Parramatta man who claimed he would 'make sure you drown in your own blood your [sic] Jewish scum'.

'Do you think your [sic] a mad c***. Talking about Islam like that,' the message began.

'Let's meet up and have a chat about Islam. U [sic] think your [sic] some tuff [sic] guy aye well [we] will see how tough you are.

'I promise u [sic] I'm gana [sic] see you round and when I do I'm gana [sic] make sure you drown in your own blood your [sic] Jewish scum'.

Mr Yemini says the message has proved a point he has long been trying to make about some Islamic people.

'He's clearly not too happy, but he's kind of proved my point,' he told Daily Mail Australia.

'You can scream and shout that you're part of a religion of peace, but in the same sentence you threaten you're going to murder someone.

'For any religious man to sit behind a computer and think it's okay to talk about murdering someone else, it's mind boggling.'

The death threat, which is not the first Mr Yemini has received, is 'confronting', he says, but won't stop him from sharing his views.

'You can't help but stand back and go "woah". Somebody is actually threatening to kill you,' he said.

'There's no way I'm going to allow it to stop me or silence me in any way.'

Mr Yemini says he has had issues with opposition to his views on Islam that he does not face when criticising other religions.

A Jewish man himself, the former IDF sharpshooter says he often critiques his own religion as well, and his videos and online posts are 'ideas' and not personal attacks.

I'm discussing ideas,' he said.

'I'm certainly not a person who discriminates against anybody for their race, religion and gender but i will discuss ideas.

'If I have a problem with something, I will discuss it and make my position known, but certainly not from a racist point of view.

[This man is] so offended that I'm willing to discuss his religion - but I talk about Judaism as well.

'No Jew has ever threatened me if I've said something against Judaism, they've discussed it with me and tried to convince me otherwise.'

Earlier this week, Mr Yemini told his online following of 66,000 he was considering running for State Government.

'I've got an opinion and I'm going to voice it and if nothing is going to change, I'm going to try and change it myself,' he said.

Mr Yemini has forwarded on a screenshot of the threatening message to Victoria Police, but has concerns, as a threatening phone call he received in March and reported has not been dealt with.

'I've forwarded it all through to the police,' he said.

'I just hope [the people threatening me] don't shoot me in the meantime.'

Manchester Bomber's Mosque Called For Killing Of Sinners

From The-Sun:
The mosque where bomber Salman Abedi ­worshipped hosted hate preachers who called for British soldiers to be killed and gays and adulterers to be stoned to death.

Didsbury Mosque’s YouTube channel still features videos from clerics including American Abdullah Hakim Quick.

He called for homosexuals to be killed and death for those who do not follow Islam.

MPs accused the mosque of playing a part in Abedi’s radicalisation.

Labour’s Khalid Mahmood said: “It has to be asked where a 22-year-old man born and bred in Manchester gets that sort of hatred from.

“We tend to think the problem is the internet and social media.

“But people don’t just turn up one day and look at things online.”

"They have to be groomed towards such ideas and extremist preachers often act as a gateway.

“They set up the thought process and once someone’s mind is conditioned towards hatred they stop seeing people around them as human.”

Conservative MP Alec Shelbrooke urged mosques to take greater responsibility for who they allow to speak.

Schoolgirl Pushed Down From Building By Teachers In Pakistan

From Business-Standard:
Two teachers allegedly pushed a Class nine girl student from the third floor of the school building in Pakistan's Lahore city, causing life-threatening injuries, the media reported on Monday.

The incident took place at the City District Government Girls School, in Shahdara locality of Lahore city.

Allah Bakhsh Malik, Secretary Education (Schools) of Punjab province, told Dawn news on Sunday that the two senior teachers -- Rehana Kausar and Bushra Tufail -- first inflicted corporal punishment on the 14-year-old girl, Fajjar Noor, and then took her to the third floor of the school building from where they pushed her down.

Both Kausar and Tufail have been booked for attempt to murder.

"The incident took place on May 23 but the school administration and some other officials kept it secret from the education department. We came to know about (the incident) on Saturday evening," Malik added.

Punjab province Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has immediately placed District Education Authority Chief Executive Officer Ehsan Malik and school Headmistress Naghmana Irshad under suspension for hiding the incident, Dawn news reported.

Meanwhile, doctors have said that Noor is out of danger but has multiple fractures, including of her spine.

Her parents have expressed shock as to how teachers could turn so inhuman.

Malik said the government would not only bring the teachers to justice but also bear the full expenses of the girl's treatment.

Father Honor Rapes Daughters Boyfriend

From Ten-News:
Family problems within the islamic-cultural circle undoubtedly are in their own league.

The 22 year old boyfriend was asked to meet with his girlfriend’s brother. At the meeting the boyfriend was asked to get into a car where he was sprayed with pepper spray and driven to a garage in nearby Tilst.

Here the girl’s father was waiting with a gun. The 22 year old was tied up, had his clothes removed, dozed in gasolin while being threatened to be burned to dead. The father also pointed the gun several times to the 22 year old’s head and pulled the trigger in a faked execution. The father also raped the young man several times.

The torture lasted for two hours and describe as “honor” related.

The father and brother has been senteced to five years in prison.

The girl and her family lives in Gellerup, a Muslim majority area in Aarhus, Denmark.

Somali Islamist Insurgents Stone Man To Death For Adultery

From Himalayan-Times:
Somali Islamist insurgents stoned a man to death on Sunday as punishment for alleged adultery, they said, a reminder that the militia is still strong enough to carry out public executions despite losing its grip on most towns and cities.

Hundreds of witnesses watched the death of 44-year-old Dayow Mohamed Hassan in Ramo Adey village in the south-central Bay region, the regional governor representing the al Qaeda-linked insurgency said.

Moalim Geedow told Reuters that Hassan was buried neck-deep in a hole then pelted with stones.

“The man was married with two wives and children. He was publicly stoned to death today for committing adultery according to the Islamic sharia,” Geedow said, using a term for Islamic law.

“The man had a third woman who was a divorcee. He did not have her according to sharia. He deceived her, saying that he went to a sheikh (local leader) and that he married her. However, when the woman got pregnant, the two families debated and there was no trace of valid matrimony. The court ruled he did not marry her legally and he was stoned to death.”

The government did not return calls seeking comment.

Al Shabaab is fighting to overthrow the weak UN-backed government and impose its own strict interpretation of Islamic law. It was a radical offshoot of the Islamic Courts Union, an alliance of Islamic courts that ruled the capital of Mogadishu and much of the south in 2006.

In recent years al Shabaab has lost control of most towns and cities to a 22,000-strong African Union peacekeeping force supporting the government. But it retains a presence in the countryside and many villages.

Ten Children Among Twenty Nine Christians Slaughtered By Muslims

From Fox-News:
Ten of the 29 victims killed in Friday’s ambush attack on a bus transporting Christians to a monastery south of Cairo were identified as children, a top bishop told The Wall Street Journal.

As many as 10 masked attackers in three SUVs stormed the bus dressed in military uniforms and demanded that the passengers recite the Muslim profession of faith, witnesses said. Then, the gunmen opened fire.

The children were traveling with their parents to pray at an ancient monastery in central Egypt. Many suffered gunshot wounds to the head and chest, Bishop Makarios, a Coptic clergyman in Minya Province, told The Journal. Three children on board the bus reportedly survived.

Survivors claimed the killers left behind flyers about the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, which begins Friday evening. Local media also reported that the attackers were recording video themselves.

The attack came on the eve of the start of the Muslim holy month. It was the fourth attack targeting the country's Christian minority since December, and it came on the same week of the suicide bombing in Manchester, where children were believed to be the target.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Friday ordered retaliatory military strikes in Libya in response to the ambush. Sisi said that suspected ISIS militants attacked the bus.

"I direct my appeal to President Trump: I trust you, your word and your ability to make fighting global terror your primary task," el-Sisi said.

Trump reportedly affirmed U.S. support in a White House statement. “America stands with President Al Sisi and all the Egyptian people today, and always, as we fight to defeat this common enemy."

The airstrikes hit bases in Libya where the attackers had trained, the country's military said.

Egypt's Copts, the Middle East's largest Christian community, repeatedly have cried out for help from discrimination, as well as outright attacks, at the hands of the country's majority Muslim population. Coptic Christians account for about 10 percent of Egypt's 93 million people.

Ayman Ezzat, a rickshaw driver, told The Journal that blamed the massacre on el-Sisi, saying the president hadn’t done enough to protect the Christians.

“Our lives have turned into hell,” he said. “I’m a Copt and I curse myself everyday for bringing [Mr. Sisi] to power. He failed us. He sold us.”

Jewish Teen Beaten And Bullied By Muslims In Berlin

From NY-Post:
A Jewish teenager from Britain says he feared for his life at a top Berlin school because of violent bullying by Muslim classmates.

“I was terrified and just went to the ground” when the bullies pulled a fake gun and threatened to kill him, the 14-year-old boy told The Sunday Times of London, which identified him only by his surname, Ferdinand.

“Everyone burst into laughter and called me gay,” Ferdinand — who is the grandson of Holocaust survivors — said of his classmates at the Friedenau Gemeinschaftsschule.

Ferdinand told the Times he suffered daily taunts and frequent painful kicking and punching attacks by students of Middle Eastern and Turkish origin.

The bullying continued even after Ferdinand’s grandparents gave a speech at the school describing how they survived the Holocaust, the parents told The Times.

The boy has since been moved to a new school and prosecutors are investigating.

Executed Christians Refused To Deny Their Faith At Gunpoint

From Sun-Times:
Mohsen Morkous and several relatives are considered martyrs for their Coptic Christian faith after they were killed Friday in Egypt in an attack on a bus filled with pilgrims, according to his priest.

The Tinley Park man, two of his sons and two grandchildren were among the 29 people slain. His wife, Samia Ibrahim, was wounded and is being treated at an Egyptian hospital. Other relatives also were injured, said the Rev. Samuel Azmy of St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Monee.

“These men, ISIS, they went on the bus and pointed a gun to everyone on the bus and said ‘Deny your faith and live,’ ” the priest said. ” ‘Either you convert to Islam or you will be killed.’ ”

When the passengers refused, the priest said, “I think they randomly started shooting.”

“We are so proud of Mr. Morkous,” he said. “In our faith, we consider them as martyrs in the church.”

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility.

In addition to killing two of Morkous’ sons and two grandchildren, the gunmen killed many people related to his two daughters-in-law, his nephew, Gerges Morkous, said.

Mohsen Morkous was a kind man who organized family members to go on the pilgrimage, Azmy said Sunday. “He was taking relatives on a trip to monasteries, [to get] some blessings.”

He worked as an assistant at his nephew’s salon, Mena’s Hair Design on 167th Street in Country Club Hills. He immigrated from Egypt to America several years ago and recently became a U.S. citizen.

He and his wife had planned on staying in Egypt for much of the summer to visit relatives there, including his two sons, who who lived there, the priest said.

“He’s a simple man. Everyone loved him,” Azmy said. “It’s devastating.”

Gerges Morkous said he spoke Sunday with Samia Ibrahim in the Egyptian hospital where she is recuperating, and that she reported authorities took somewhere from two to three hours to arrive at the scene. “The ambulance took forever,” he said. He questioned whether his uncle and others might have lived had the response been quicker.

According to Gerges Morkous, his aunt told him that after the attack, women survivors were able to call a police station within about 3 miles of the bus, but were rejected as hoaxers. “After the accident happened, her daughter-in-law, her son’s wife, they both [were] walking; they [were] bleeding, but they [were] walking up the road to call someone, and when they have the signal, they tried to call the police station,” Gerges Morkous said. “They told them it was a hoax call.”

Meanwhile, Mohsen Morkous was bleeding badly, his nephew said.

“My aunt told me he died in her lap. He was bleeding. He was still talking,” he said. “We need to send this message to the American Embassy in Egypt. We need to investigate.”

And, Gerges Morkous said, his aunt told him some victims were able to contact relatives who lived as much as 90 minutes to two hours from the scene — and those family members arrived at the bus before the police.

Tinley Park Mayor Jacob C. Vandenberg said the village grieves for the family’s loss. “It’s unfortunate they are victims of this senseless violence and killing,” the mayor said Sunday.

Video interviews with survivors of the deadly strike paint a picture of horror, with children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire. The videos surfaced on social media networks Sunday.

One survivor, a small boy who seemed to be about 6, said his mother pushed him under her seat and covered him with a bag. A young woman speaking from her hospital bed said the assailants ordered women to surrender their jewelry and money before they opened fire, killing the men first and then some of the women.

The woman said the gunmen were masked and wore military uniforms.

A video clip purportedly taken in the immediate aftermath of the shooting showed at least four or five bodies of adult men lying on the desert sand next to the bus. Women and other men screamed and cried as they stood or squatted next to the bodies.

Egypt responded to the attack with a wave of airstrikes against suspected militant bases where the military said the perpetrators trained. A hunt for the assailants in the vast deserts to the west of the site of the attack has so far yielded no arrests.

It was the fourth attack against Christians in Egypt since December to be claimed by the IS. The assaults have killed more than 100 and injured scores of others.

ISIS Sets Fire To Mosul Hospital And Execute Twelve Inside

From Iraqi-News:
Islamic State militants set fire at a public hospital under security forces siege in western Mosul and executed 12 inside as security operations reach the group’s final holdouts.

Col, Khedr Saleh, from the Iraqi Federal Police, told BasNews that IS militants set fire to the “public hospital” as the forces besieged it after taking over two other hospitals over the past two days.

“Daesh (Islamic State) members executed 12 civilians, including young people in their twenties, inside the hospital,” Saleh said, noting that those had been in detention.

The Public Hospital is the city’s fifth and is the last one under IS control.

Iraqi government troops engaged in intense fighting with Islamic State members on Sunday as they continued incursions into IS’s last havens in western Mosul’s Old City.

Rudaw agency said army warplanes bombarded two IS locations in Zanjili district, south of the strategic Old City, the group’s last holdout in western Mosul.

Fierce encounters continue also at neighboring al-Sihha, where troops regained control by 70 percent, with militants encircled inside the Old City, the network added.

Iraqi commanders had predicted the battle against IS in Mosul to end before the holy month of Ramadan, which started Saturday.

Earlier this month, the Iraqi command said it moved towards the Old City from the northwest, having besieged the area for weeks from the south.

The Old City, with its narrowly structured alleyways, and with hundreds of thousands of civilians believed to be stranded inside, was the place where IS declared the establishment of its rule in Iraq in 2014.

The United Nations says it expects 200.000 civilians to flee the area as encounters heat up.

Suicide Car Bomb Kills Eighteen In Afghanistan

From Nine-News:
A suicide car bomber has killed 18 people in the eastern Afghan city of Khost, the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said a public bus station was hit by the bombing, but local police said the target were Afghan security forces working with American troops in the province.

"A suicide car bomb in Khost province has killed 18 people and wounded six others, including two children," Mr Danish said.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the Kandahar attack, but it comes as Taliban insurgents step up their annual spring offensive.

The attack comes a day after at least 15 Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban fighters attacked their base in Kandahar, in the third major insurgent assault this week on the military in the southern province.

The attacks mark another stinging blow for NATO-backed Afghan forces.

The battlefield losses have raised concerns about the capacity of Afghan forces, beset by unprecedented casualties and blamed for corruption, desertion and "ghost soldiers" who exist on the payroll but whose salaries are usurped by fraudulent commanders.

During another deadly Taliban attack on security outposts in southern Zabul province on Sunday, local officials made desperate calls to Afghan television stations to seek attention because they were unable to contact senior authorities for help.

The pleas for attention, a major embarrassment for the Western-backed government, highlighted the disarray in security ranks.

The Taliban launched their annual "spring offensive" in late April, heralding a surge in fighting as the US tries to craft a new Afghan strategy.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis last month warned of "another tough year" for security forces in Afghanistan.

The United States and several NATO allies are considering sending thousands more troops to break the stalemate against the resurgent militants.