Robert Spencer On Fox On The Spate Of Muslim Migrant Jihad Attacks In Germany

On July 25, 2016, Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer appeared on Fox Business' Varney & Co. to discuss the recent spate of Muslim migrant jihad attacks in Germany, and the migrant crisis in general.

Turkey Orders Shutdown Of Over 130 Media Outlets, Dismisses 1,600 Military Personnel – Broadcaster

From RT:
Turkish authorities ordered the closure of more than 130 media outlets on Wednesday in a crackdown following July’s failed coup, Reuters reports, citing CNN Turk. Some 2,400 military personnel were also sacked in the Turkish government’s latest move.
The Turkish government shutdown three news agencies, 23 radio stations, 16 TV channels, 45 newspapers, 15 magazines, and 29 publishers and distributors in their crackdown on the media.

The army saw 726 officers and 1,684 soldiers discharged, according to the government decree….

PA TV: Palestinian Female Terrorist Who Led Killing Of 37 Shows Women Are Leaders

Dana Al-Ruweidi, first female head of the student council at Bethlehem University: "My message to all the Sisters of Dalal (i.e., Fatah student organization for women) in all the universities is that you can make decisions. The woman Dalal Mughrabi led 11 men on a Martyrdom-seeking operation (i.e., terror attack, 37 murdered). She waved the flag of Palestine, and succeeded in liberating the land of Jaffa - even if just for a few hours - and established the Dalal Mughrabi Republic. Likewise, we are capable of leading a student council, capable of leading professional unions, and capable of making decisions."

[Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem, May 6, 2016]

Note: Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.

PA School Play Depicts Israeli Soldiers Planting Knives On Innocent Palestinians To Kill Them

In a play at the Tuqu’ High School for Boys, Israeli soldiers are shown planting a knife on an innocent Palestinian youth before shooting him to death. The play reinforces the libel that Israeli soldiers are cold-blooded murderers. The Tuqu' High School is under the Bethlehem Education Directorate under the PA Ministry of Education.

[Official Facebook page of Tuqu' Municipality (PA), May 11, 2016]

‘Violent Explosion’ Outside German Office For Migration — ‘Arab Men’ Fled Scene

From Jihad Watch:
This is possibly today’s jihad attack, in what has become a daily series in Germany. And they’re just getting warmed up.

In this case, the choice of target is piquant, but after all, the Qur’an commands jihad against Infidels, not jihad only against Infidels who are unkind to the Muslims.

Authorities, meanwhile, are no doubt searching for motive.
“‘Violent Explosion’ Outside German Office For Migration — ‘Arab Men’ Fled Scene,” Breitbart London, July 27, 2016:
An explosion had occurred in the “immediate vicinity” of a German migrant reception centre operated by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) within the past hour, according to reports.

Germany’s Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Radio) reports an explosion in Zirndorf, a small town near Munich. The so-called device appears to have been a suitcase stuffed with aerosol cans.

It is reported burning remains of a suitcase was found in a garden and “several Arab-looking men” were seen fleeing from the scene. No motive is known.

A police spokesman said there had been an operation after the explosion, and heavily armed police and dog patrol units have been seen deployed to the area.

The explosion took place approximately 200 meters away from the reception centre, a government facility where newly arrived migrants are housed while their details are being processed, and before they are moved elsewhere.

No casualties have been reported….

ISIS Group Claims Attack That Killed 85-Year-Old French Priest

From the AP via ABC News:
The Islamic State group crossed a new threshold Tuesday in its war against the West, as two of its followers targeted a church in Normandy, slitting the throat of an elderly priest celebrating Mass and using hostages as human shields before being shot by police.

It was the extremist group's first attack against a church in the West, and fulfills longstanding threats against "crusaders" in what the militants paint as a centuries-old battle for power. One of the attackers had tried twice to leave for Syria; the second was not identified.

"To attack a church, to kill a priest, is to profane the republic," French President Francois Hollande told the nation after speaking with Pope Francis, who condemned the killing in the strongest terms.

The Rev. Jacques Hamel was celebrating Mass for three nuns and two parishioners on a quiet summer morning in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray when the attackers burst in and forced the 85-year-old priest to his knees before slicing his throat, according to authorities and a nun who escaped.

The nun described seeing the attackers film themselves and give a sermon in Arabic around the altar before she fled. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said the other hostages were used as human shields to block police from entering. One 86-year-old parishioner was wounded.

The two attackers were killed by police as they rushed from the building shouting "Allahu Akbar," Molins said. One had three knives and a fake explosives belt; the other carried a kitchen timer wrapped in aluminum foil and had fake explosives in his backpack.

One of the assailants was identified as Adel Kermiche, a 19-year-old who grew up in the town and tried to travel to Syria twice last year using family members' identity documents, but was arrested outside France and handed preliminary terrorism charges.

Kermiche was put under house arrest with an electronic surveillance bracelet after a judge overruled prosecutors and agreed to free him, Molins said. However, the bracelet was deactivated for a few hours every morning as part of the surveillance agreement, Molins said — hours that corresponded to the time of Tuesday's attack.

A statement published by the IS-affiliated Amaq news agency said Tuesday's attack was carried out by "two soldiers of the Islamic State" who acted in response to calls to target nations in the U.S.-led coalition fighting the extremist group in Iraq and Syria.

Haras Rafiq, managing director of the Quilliam Foundation, described the attack as a turning point. "What these two people today have done is ... shifted the tactical attack to the attack on Rome ... an attack on Christianity," he said.

He warned that it could "radicalize people from both sides of the communities. Muslim and non-Muslim."

As Europe becomes painfully inured to a summer of repeated bloodshed, the extremists are looking for greater ways to shock, Rafiq said. "This is going into a house of God. This is attacking and killing a priest."

"We've been talking about the danger of the global jihadist insurgency. This is what it looks like," he said.

The increasing speed with which IS has claimed responsibility and the growing number of attacks this summer have left Europe alarmed and fearful.

Targeting a church in the rural Normandy heartland resonated with France's leadership and Christians across Europe. While France is officially secular and church attendance is low, the country has deep Catholic roots. Islamic State extremists have urged followers to attack French churches and the group is believed to have planned at least one earlier church attack that was foiled when the assailant shot himself in the leg.

The slain priest had been at the church for the past decade and "was always ready to help," said Rouen diocese official Philippe Maheut.

"His desire was to spread a message for which he consecrated his life," Mahut told The Associated Press. "And he certainly didn't think that consecrating his life would mean for him to die while celebrating Mass, which is a message of love."

A nun who escaped said the priest was forced to the ground before his throat was slit. "They forced him to his knees. He wanted to defend himself. And that's when the tragedy happened," said the woman, identified as Sister Danielle, speaking on BFM television.

She said the attackers filmed themselves. "They did a sort of sermon around the altar, in Arabic. It's a horror."

One person, a minor, was arrested in the investigation. Molins said he is believed to be the 16-year-old younger brother of someone wanted by authorities for trying to go to Syria or Iraq in 2015.

Hollande, visiting the scene of Tuesday's slaying, denounced what he called "a vile terrorist attack" and one more sign that France is at war with the Islamic State group, which has claimed multiple attacks on France over the past year and a half, and two in Germany over the past week.

The pope condemned the attack in the strongest terms. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said in a statement that Pope Francis expressed his "pain and horror for this absurd violence, with the strongest condemnation for every form of hatred and prayer for those affected."

The town's mayor, Hubert Wulfranc, tearfully denounced the "barbarism. Let us together be the last to cry."

A somber quiet surrounded Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, a suburb of the medieval city of Rouen composed of genteel residential neighborhoods and working-class quarters with massive apartment blocks.

Hassan Tarchich, a former resident of Moroccan descent, returned Tuesday night to pay his respects, laying flowers and a candle outside the slain priest's home. "You don't kill in the name of God," he said. "He was a man of peace."

The cluster of towns outside Rouen has been linked to the Islamic State group before. A micro-cell of recruits from the area included a Frenchman seen cutting the throat of a Syrian soldier in a November 2014 video. Maxime Hauchard was among at least four people who met at a local mosque and later left to join the extremists.

The violence appears unlikely to slow soon because IS reaps benefits even when attackers have no particular connection to the extremists fighting and losing territory in Iraq and Syria.

"ISIS seeks to recreate the same image that helped it attract thousands of foreign fighters to Syria and Iraq and elsewhere," said Michael Horowitz, an analyst with the Levantine Group security firm. "The pace of these attacks is aimed at painting ISIS as an omniscient group capable of humiliating the West, and defying expectations."

Tuesday's attack renewed fears of social and religious tensions in France. Support is rising for the anti-immigrant far right, and the country's millions of moderate Muslims fear a backlash — fears IS has been feeding with a constant stream of propaganda.

"It's a shot directly at Western Christianity," said Daniel Shoenfeld, an analyst with the Soufan Group. "It's this effort by the Islamic State and their supporters to drive a further wedge between broader Western society and Muslims."

The Rev. Alexandre Joly, who knew the slain priest, said "If we are afraid, they have won. They must not win. ... We must not enter in the game of fear, of rejection."

France's security services are stretched after eight months under a state of emergency imposed following attacks in November in Paris. They've been under new strain since an attack in the southern city of Nice on Bastille Day — July 14 — that killed 84 people and was claimed by IS.

French authorities increased security at places of worship after attacks in Paris last year, but ensuring constant, blanket security is difficult in a country with a church in every town and village.

France: Elderly Priest Beheaded By ISIS Adherents

From the Daily Mail:
One of a pair of ISIS knifemen who stormed a church in Normandy before slitting the throat of an elderly priest has been named as known terror threat Adel Kermiche.

The 19-year-old 'ISIS soldier' was being monitored with an electronic ankle tag after he was arrested for twice attempting to flee France to join the terror group in Syria.

Despite having been released early from prison, Kermiche's bail conditions allowed him to roam unsupervised between 8.30am and 12.30pm, leaving him free to murder the priest in the attack carried out between 9am and 11am.

Kermiche and his accomplice - also known to French police - forced 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel to kneel before filming themselves butchering him and performing a 'sermon in Arabic' at the altar of the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, according to witnesses.

Both were shot dead by police marksmen as they emerged from the building shouting 'Allahu Akbar' following the attack that also left a nun critically injured.

Sister Danielle, a nun who escaped, said: 'They told me "you Christians, you kill us". They forced him to his knees. He wanted to defend himself. And that's when the tragedy happened. They recorded themselves. They did a sort of sermon around the altar, in Arabic. It's a horror.'

French President Francois Hollande, who visited the scene on Tuesday, said the country is now 'at war' with ISIS after the terror group claimed responsibility. [...]

Young Muslims Threaten Nudist Bathers With ‘Extermination’

From Jihad Watch:
Young Muslim thugs terrorized men, women and children at a nudist swimming pool in Germany, imposing morality rules according to Sharia law. The bathers were shouted down by the jihadists, yelling “Allahu akbar” and “infidels”, and a mom reported the Muslim men saying that all German women were “sluts” and that the group would “exterminate” them.

Menacing about the incident was that the Muslim men were very much aware of German culture and Western norms, as they were reported to be speaking fluent German, but they were self-appointed morality police executing Sharia law, and were given reprieve in doing so by German authorities. As the article below points out: “The situation bears similarities to other incidents involving migrants who are briefly detained after committing crimes, like sexual assault or theft, and then let go until a court date where they may never appear.”

The more the West appeases Islamic supremacists, the more emboldened they will become. Political Islam continues to expand its borders on Western soil as leftist leaders succumb to dhimmitude.

“Young Muslims Threaten Nudist Bathers With ‘Extermination’”, by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, July 26, 2016:
A group of young Muslim men threatened men, women, and children at a swimming pool in Germany because they were offended by the fact the bathers were nude.

A swimming pool in the town of Geldern in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany is home to bathers who prefer a more “natural” form of swimming. Nudists at the pool were verbally abused by a group of young Muslim men who threatened them because they consider swimming in the nude ‘indecent behaviour’. The group of Muslims not only threatened the male bathers but also spat upon them and several women and children, reports Junge Freiheit.

A total of six Muslim men were involved in the incident and are described by witnesses as being in their mid 20’s, all with full Islamic-style beards. The men insulted and threatened the nudists in both German and Arabic, yelling “Allahu akbar” at the bathers along with other Arabic insults.

One of the nudists, a mother, claimed that the young Muslims told her: “We [German] women are all sluts and they would exterminate all of us.” The woman said the men all knew German quite well and at least some of them were likely second or third generation German Muslims. “This contempt, this potential for aggression made me really afraid,” she continued and according to other witnesses the men referred to the bathers as “infidels”.

A staff member at the pool, Lisa-Marie Theunissen, described the incident to German media saying: “We had asked the men to be quiet,” after visitors to the facility had complained to the staff about being threatened and harassed. According to reports the group of Muslims, described as being “southern looking”, then went to a water skiing facility and extended their threats and harassment to the staff there whereupon they were chased out by one of the staff.

When the group returned to the swimming pool the staff decided to call the local police. The police took the young men from the pool and checked their identification, and though there were no reports of arrests being made the state security service have said they will be investigating the matter further.

The situation bears similarities to other incidents involving migrants who are briefly detained after committing crimes, like sexual assault or theft, and then let go until a court date where they may never appear.

The behaviour of the young men – verbally abusing Europeans for activities considered socially acceptable in the West, but considered ‘unIslamic’ – is similar to the so-called “sharia patrols” organised in an attempt to end gambling and alcohol consumption in Muslim areas…

France Hostage Situation: Two Assailants Slash Throat Of Priest In Normandy

Remembering The 1994 AMIA Bombing

On July 18, 1994, Hezbollah bombed the AMIA building, a Jewish community center in Argentina. 85 people were killed and 300 were injured in the attack. Hezbollah's terror knows no borders.