Spain: Muslims Vandalize Barcelona Terror Attack Memorial

From Breitbart:
Four Pakistani nationals were arrested in Barcelona earlier this week after they poured concrete on part of a memorial to the victims of the 2017 Barcelona terror attack.

The four men poured concrete over a plaque on the La Rambla street which is a memorial to the victims, 16 of whom died, of the Barcelona radical Islamic terror attack. The vandalism took place at around 6 p.m. in the evening and the suspects were soon caught by police just yards away from the site of the crime, Spanish newspaper El Pais reports.

Police were tipped off by a pedestrian who managed to capture the act on their mobile phone and helped identify the Pakistani men who were behind it.

Each of the four men has been charged with harming the memorial and have also been charged under Spanish hate crime legislation due to the nature of the attack. The concrete has since been removed from the memorial….

The incident comes just over a year since Stefan Åkerlund, the father of Stockholm terror attack victim Ebba Åkerlund, complained repeatedly to police that a migrant had vandalised his daughter’s grave on multiple occasions.

“I personally caught him in the act of desecration, when he was pouring [candle wax] on Ebba’s grave; the police released him after only one hour in custody,” Åkerlund said….

Jews Blocked From Praying At Temple Mount

From Breitbart:
TEL AVIV – Three Jewish Israelis have been indicted for praying at Judaism’s holiest site, the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem, violating a ban on Jewish prayer at the holy site.

The three men, two of whom are IDF soldiers, were caught reciting the “Shema,” Judaism’s most famous prayer, in front of the Dome of the Rock in September 2018. [...]

Media Claims ‘British Muslims Have Begun To Leave UK’ After Boris Win

From Breitbart:
British Muslims have “begun to leave the UK after Boris Johnson won the election” according to the alarmist headlines of a journalist writing for a major newspaper — without offering hard evidence of the assertion.

Writing for the Metro, a once fairly neutral but increasingly left-biased newspaper distributed for free on public transport throughout Britain, Basit Mahmood claimed that British Muslims “have started the process of leaving the UK over fears for their ‘personal safety’ now Boris Johnson is Prime Minister for five years”. The story was widely shared on social media by those expressing anger at the Conservative landslide victory.

However, the article only actually mentions discussions between the online wing of Metro and two people — neither of whom have actually left the country.

Manzoor Ali, a Muslim charity boss who has previously branded Prime Minister Johnson “nothing but a liar, a conman and a racist” who has “lied to this country time and time again”, “offended Muslims”, and “lied to this nation for votes to leave [the European Union]” on social media, told the Metro he is now “scared for [his] personal safety [and] children’s future”.

As the Metro describes it, “his family are in agreement that they should move to ensure their safety” — but it seems there have been no concrete steps towards actually realising that goal.

In terms of destinations, it appears that Mr Ali is not considering a move to a majority-Muslim country, but New Zealand, which “appealed to him, given the humane and compassionate manner in which the prime minister of the country, Jacinda Ardern handled the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings”….

NYC: Jewish Woman Beaten On Subway

From Breaking 911:
Video posted to Facebook Monday shows a Muslim woman berating and attacking a Jewish New Yorker on a subway train from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Lihi Aharon says she was assaulted due to her Jewish faith. 
After she was struck in the face and her phone knocked out of her hand, she pushed the emergency button and the cops arrived shortly after. The woman was arrested and as police took statements from witnesses. It was unclear what charges the woman is facing.
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Jihad Chic: Biopic About Israeli Attorney For Accused “Palestinian” Jihad Terrorists Shortlisted For Oscar

From Jihad Watch:
1. If Lea Tsemel defended “white supremacists” or “right-wing extremists,” would an adoring biopic of her be shortlisted for an Oscar? Right.

2. Israel is a country that respects human rights. As detestable as the idea of defending jihadis may be, they’re entitled to representation. How many lawyers in Muslim countries would defend a Jew who was accused of anything? Right.

“Biopic about Israeli attorney for accused Palestinian terrorists shortlisted for Oscar,” by Sam Sokol, JTA, December 17, 2019:
JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli film about an Israeli attorney who is well known for representing Palestinians accused of terrorist acts has been shortlisted for an Academy Award.

“Advocate,” which has proven popular abroad and sparked controversy at home, was tapped in the best documentary feature category, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday evening.

The attorney, Lea Tsemel, has represented the alleged rapist and murderer of Jewish-Israeli teenager Ori Ansbacher, who was found dead in the Jerusalem Forest in February, The Times of Israel reported.

The biopic portrays Tsemel’s involvement in two recent cases in which her clients were convicted of terrorist offenses….

Connecticut: Muslim Man Arrested Over Attempt To Join ISIS

From ABC:
A Connecticut man was arrested over the weekend as he prepared to flee the U.S. to join ISIS, federal authorities said.

Ahmad Khalil Elshazly, 22, of West Haven, was arrested Sunday near the Stonington shoreline, where he expected to board a container ship and embark on a trip to Turkey to fight for ISIS, federal prosecutors said Monday.

Elshazly arranged to travel by ship to Turkey because he was concerned about being stopped by law enforcement at an airport, prosecutors said. He allegedly paid someone $500 with the expectation that it would be used to pay for a portion of his trip….

Federal prosecutors said Elshazly was “bent on supporting ISIS.”

Last year, Elshazly allegedly began telling people — both in person and through online messages — that he planned to travel to Syria and surrounding areas to fight on behalf of ISIS, prosecutors said.

In February, Elshazly stated that he had saved approximately $1,000 with the intention of using the money to travel to Jordan and then Syria to join ISIS, according to federal prosecutors. He also expressed a desire to kill 100 “kaffirs,” or infidels, during a meeting in October, prosecutors said.

“God willing! May this country [United States] burn the same way they burned Muslims! May they burn in fire at the end,” Elshazly said during the meeting, according to prosecutors. When he was asked to lower his voice when talking loudly, Elshazly proclaimed, “I am not scared.”

During the same meeting, Elshazly allegedly said, “I want to go to the caliphate and fight there. I can kill maybe … like a hundred kaffir. I can kill them. A hundred kaffirs. If I do something here how many kaffirs could I kill? One, two, three and then I get shot and I die. It is more benefitting if I go there, I could kill more and will get more faithful rewards.”

Islamic State Linked Group In Congo Murder 43

From Indian Express:
Rebels with apparent links to the Islamic State group have killed at least 43 people in eastern Congo over the weekend in a series of attacks carried out in response to a new military offensive in the area, a rights group said Monday.

Rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces in some cases went door-to-door shooting their victims dead, according to a Congolese human rights group known by its French acronym, CEPADHO.

The rebels have been trying to pit the civilian population against the army so that people demand the military action be stopped, said Omar Kavotha, president of the rights organization. Insecurity in the area already prompted demonstrators to protest late last month by setting fire to the town hall….

The latest burst of attacks began late Friday when ADF rebels attacked Beni city, killing six. The militants then spread the violence to several communities surrounding Beni.

Late Sunday, rebels went door-to-door killing people in Kamango, the human rights group said.

The Allied Democratic Forces, or ADF, originated in Uganda and has long been a threat in neighboring eastern Congo. More recently, the Islamic State group has claimed attacks carried out by ADF rebels though the exact relationship between the two is not entirely clear.

Islamic Republic Of Iran Arrests Evangelical Christians Ahead Of Christmas

From Al Arabiya:
The Iranian regime has begun cracking down on evangelical Christians in Iran in the run-up to Christmas, experts and Iranian Christians said.

Security officials routinely arrest Christian citizens during the Christmas season, according to the 2019 US Commission for International Religious Freedom report, which found the regime arrested 114 Christians during the first week of December in 2018.

Authorities started to arrest Christians last week, said Dabrina Tamraz, who suffered persecution as an evangelical Christian in Iran. “Christmas celebrations make it easier for Iranian authorities to arrest a group of Christians at one time,” said Tamraz, who escaped Iran nine years ago and now lives in Europe.

Tamraz shed light on the harassment evangelical Christians in Iran are facing today, recounting details of how authorities raided her family’s Christmas gathering in Tehran in 2014.

“My brother opened the door only to be confronted with about 30 plain clothes officers who pushed their way in. They separated men from women and conducted strip body searches. Three people, including my father, were arrested and charged with acting against national security and conducting evangelism,” said Tamraz, whose father is an evangelical pastor.

Their treatment is just one example of the Iranian regime’s intolerance towards religious minorities – Baha’i’s, Christians, and others – who are frequently subject to harassment, detention and even execution, despite being recognized as protected religious minorities free to perform their rites “within the limits of the law,” according to Iran’s constitution.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in July that “the regime’s crackdown on Baha’ís, Christians and others continues to shock the conscience.”
Evangelicals targeted

The Iranian government considers evangelism – the sharing of the Christian faith – a criminal act.

Christians cannot pray or sing in public in Iran because the acts are considered illegal…

Marina Nemat, an Iranian Catholic arrested and detained for being politically active in Iran following the 1979 revolution, told Al Arabiya English that Iran was “allergic to people converting and people evangelizing.”…

“If you are a Christian in Iran and do not evangelize, and do not advertise your religion, you will not go to jail. Christians that do go to jail in Iran are converts or evangelizing. Historically Christians are known to evangelize. This is what makes them a threat,” said Nemat in an interview with Al Arabiya English….

According to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom’s 2019 report, the Iranian regime sentences Christians to prison terms for holding private Christmas gatherings, organizing and conducting house churches, and constructing and renovating houses of worship….

Finland: Left-Wing Government Plans To Fly Back ISIS Extremists To Country

From Breitbart:
Leaked documents from the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs show that the government has planned to fly Islamic State extremists and their children back to Finland.

The document is dated from last month and states that the ministry has set up a group to look into chartering flights for Islamic State members currently in Syria’s al-Hol prison camp, flying them to Iraq and then to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Yle reports.

According to the document’s timetable, the chartered flights were supposed to take place this week and were aimed primarily at importing children of Islamic State members — but the plan also states that “all persons who agree to return” could be included in the operation.

Pakistan: Honor Killing Targets 10-Year-Old

From The Idaho Reporter:
In yet another mindless act of what appears to be “honor killing”, parents stoned to death their 10-year-old girl, Gul Sama. This happened in the Sindh province in Pakistan on November 21st or 22nd, yet to be confirmed by local police.

News of the murder was spread on social media which lead police to arrest the girl’s parents. It was reported that the stoning had been so brutal that her head and face could not be recognised.

Although her parents claimed that she had died in a landslide, the evidence shows that she was executed in an “shame killing” because she had started a relationship and was about to escape the home with her boyfriend. So, instead of grounding her they decided to stone her to death.

Two other people from the village were also arrested: the Imam who lead the funeral prayer as well as a man who played a part in her burial….