Saints Nicholas Tavelic, Stephen of Cuneo, Deodato Aribert from Ruticinio and Peter of Narbonne, November 14

November 14, 2009

St. Nicholas Tavelic, Stephen of Cuneo, Deodato Aribert from Ruticinio and Peter of Narbonne

Saints Nicholas Tavelic, Stephen of Cuneo, Deodato Aribert from Ruticinio and Peter of Narbonne Franciscan Priests, Martyrs
† Jerusalem, November 14, 1391

Roman Martyrology: In Jerusalem, the Holy Nicholas Tavelic, Deodato Aribert, Stephen of Cuneo and Peter of Narbonne, Priests of the Order of Friars Minor and Martyrs who were burned in the fire for preaching boldly in the public square in front of the Saracens, the Christian religion, professing Strongly Christ Son of God
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Sharia law, now with more socks

October 31, 2009

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There are a lot of Somalis where I live, here because theirs is a failed state. Yet there have been attempts to follow Sharia law in the US; most notably the failed attempts of cabdrivers to force Sharia law on their passengers, which would be the result of allowing them to decide, in violation of established laws of common carrier, whether or not to accept a customer, based on carrying alcohol or having a guide dog.

Another unsuccessful attempt was in refusing to scan pork products at a local grocery/discount store.

The successful attempts, unfortunately, have been at state-owned schools, some of which have added footbaths to the restrooms and allowed Muslim-only prayer rooms, some of which were segregated into male and female areas and in manufacturing plants, some of which are pandering to their Muslim employees to the detriment of their non-Muslim employees.

In Somalia, Al-Shabaab, the losers who recruit immigrants from Minneapolis to go there and die, either because they belatedly caught on that Somalia isn’t all that and they’d rather be at Starbucks, or because they blew themselves up, together with their innocent victims, as a homicide attack, have recently taken to being the wardrobe police.

While headscarves have already been established as a requirement, here’s your checklist for other items:

Socks; required.

Bras; not allowed.

Because women are mere chattel in Muslim societies, though it isn’t okay to shake hands with a man, it’s perfectly acceptable that men would go around feeling up women they don’t know in order to determine whether their breasts really are firm or they’re wearing a wonderbra.

I’m not sure why socks are required; I have the impression that African countries are rather warm, so socks would be detrimental in the heat. The theory behind Somali women being all shrouded up when in public is to prevent men’s lust; does that mean that Somali men have a big foot fetish? Because that seems to be the only reason to ensure women wear socks.


Muslims say they should be exempt from FBI investigations

October 3, 2009

5 Bob to CounterJihad; Terrorist propensity Muslims should be shielded from FBI because innocent people could be investigated. If they’re innocent why are they worried?

Fuck fbi

Star TribuneNEDRA PICKLER

Advocacy groups say FBI guidelines show agency could be spying on innocent Americans

Civil liberties and Muslim groups say domestic surveillance guidelines recently revealed by the FBI show the agency could be spying on Americans who are not involved in crime or terrorism. Read the rest of this entry »

Yale to host Mohammed Cartoonist

September 28, 2009

Mantilla-twitch to CounterJihad for letting us know that Dhimmi Yale is having the Mohammed Cartoonist speak on campus. It’s too bad they chose not to include the cartoons in the book; it would be much better to include them. I’m excited about International Free Speech Day. Of course it will likely be viewed as anti-Islam propaganda since free speech isn’t an option in Muslim countries.

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Mohammed cartoonist to speak at Yale

Free speech will be on the agenda when Kurt Westergaard and Lars Hedegaard visit students at Yale

The artist behind the infamous Mohammed cartoon, Kurt Westergaard, and the president of the International Free Press Society, Lars Hedegaard, will speak to Yale University students as a new book about the cartoon crisis is set to be published.

Yale goes dhimmi

Yale University Press, an autonomous publishing house associated with the university, is releasing Danish author Jytte Clausen’s book ‘The Cartoons That Shook The World’ on Monday. The publisher has removed images of the cartoons from the book, reasoning that they might incite violence.

Muhammed cartoon

Westergaard’s cartoons, one of which depicts the prophet Mohammed with a bomb in his turban, were first published by Jyllands-Posten newspaper in 2005.

He and Hedegaard have been invited by a student organisation to speak at the university campus on 1 October, just three days after the book’s scheduled release.

Hedegaard told The Copenhagen Post that he would talk about the background of the crisis and the situation today. He expected Westergaard to talk about his art and what he wanted to express through his drawings.

The timing of the talk was appropriate, he said.

‘The decision of Yale University Press is of course despicable and a sign of censorship and fear. It’s a sad comment of our times that a well-respected company should bow to fear of threats,’ Hedegaard said.

Hedegaard also noted that 30 September is the fourth anniversary of the original publication of the drawings and announced plans to establish an annual event promoting free speech.

When asked if creating an International Free Speech Day on the cartoon anniversary would stir up negative feelings, Hedegaard said that it was not his intention to offend people.

‘We are simply making a statement that we have free speech in our country so that any ideology, or group or political party can be exposed to ridicule,’ said Hedegaard. ‘We can’t control people’s feelings’


Mini Muslim March

September 27, 2009

Friday, the traditional Muslim day of prayer, at the Capital Mall in Washington, DC, there was a Muslim Prayer Day.

It was controversial because one of the organizers is reported not to exactly adore American traditions.

They expected thousands upon thousands.

And didn’t get them. According to the Washington Post, there were about 3,000 attending.

“We wanted to bring people out to show you don’t need to fear America,” said Imam Ali Jaaber of Dar-ul-Islam mosque in Elizabeth N.J., the service’s main organizer. At the same time, he said, he wanted to remind non-Muslims that “we are decent Muslims. We work; we pay taxes. We are Muslims who truly love this country.”

This same Imam asked the Christian protestors to tone it down because Friday is sacred.

Free speech is also sacred.

Interestingly, I failed to notice women in the news coverage.


Vintage Burqinis

September 12, 2009

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Here they are. The chick who designed the burkini is also designing a boyrkini. There are no new ideas, just new fabrics

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5th Somali with Minnesota ties killed in homeland

September 7, 2009

5th Twin Cities Somali man is killed in war-torn homeland

Mohamoud Hassan

Mohamoud Hassan, 23, was an engineering student who went to Somalia last November. He had been helping care for his grandmother.

By RICHARD MERYHEW, Star Tribune

A fifth Somali man from Minneapolis apparently has been killed in his war-ravaged homeland, a relative said Friday. Read the rest of this entry »


The Crusades

September 6, 2009

According to professor, the Crusades were a response to Muslim advance that included killing and looting.

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By the way, I want my Church back.


State to investigate whether public funds are used for Mosques at charter schools…allegations of defamation follow

August 31, 2009

This is so predictable as to be laughable. The state is investigating legitimate concerns with the separation of church and state vis-a-vis a charter school run by a sectarian organization; TIZA, the charter school, again cries religious discrimination and points people toward their students test results.

The problem here is that the test results are not relevant to the sectarian nature of the school. At this time, nobody is questioning their test results but rather following the money so they may determine whether state funding has been improperly used for religious purposes. Supporting a mosque is a religious purpose.

Investigating to determine whether funds are improperly used is neither discriminatory nor harassment
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State to probe if public is paying for mosques

The TiZA charter school threatens to sue for defamation.

By TONY KENNEDY, Star Tribune

last update: August 29, 2009 – 10:44 PM //

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State officials are examining whether public money has been improperly used to pay for Islamic mosques on charter school campuses in Blaine and Inver Grove Heights.

Chas Anderson, deputy commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education, said officials will study Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy’s (TiZA) use of state “lease aid” grants, which were created more than a decade ago to help charter schools rent adequate facilities. Read the rest of this entry »


Please Pray for Rifqa Bary, who is in state custody in Florida, at least until Sept. 3, when the next hearing takes place

August 23, 2009

Rifqa Bary is still in state custody for the moment; the Governor of Florida is aware of her situation. Hopefully they’ll continue with the anti-Dhimmitude and allow her to remain in state custody. Another hearing is on Sept. 3.

Runaway Christian Convert to Stay

in Florida for Now, Judge Rules

Friday, August 21, 2009

A 17-year-old runaway who claims she fled her Muslim family’s home in Ohio because she feared becoming the victim of an “honor killing” will stay in Florida — temporarily — a judge ruled Friday.

Rifqa Bary, a Christian convert whose parents are Muslim immigrants from Sri Lanka, will remain in foster care in Florida until another hearing is held Sept. 3.

Rifqa fled to Florida after her parents, Mohamed and Aysha Bary, learned that she was baptized earlier this year without their knowledge. The parents reported her missing to Columbus, Ohio, Police on July 19. Weeks later, using cell phone and computer records, police tracked the girl to the Rev. Blake Lorenz, pastor of the Orlando-based Global Revolution Church.

Florida’s Gov. Charlie Crist weighed in on the matter Friday with the following statement: “I am grateful to Circuit Judge Daniel Dawson for his decision to grant Fathima Rifqa Bary the right to remain in Florida. … We will continue to fight to protect Rifqa’s safety and wellbeing as we move forward.”

In an emotional six-minute interview with WFTV in Florida, Rifqa, who met Lorenz through an online Facebook group, said she expects to be killed if she is forced to return to Ohio.

“If I had stayed in Ohio, I wouldn’t be alive,” she said. “In 150 generations in family, no one has known Jesus. I am the first — imagine the honor in killing me.”

“There is great honor in that, because if they love Allah more than me, they have to do it. It’s in the Koran,” said in the interview, which has been posted on YouTube.

Rifqa, who is seen wearing a large diamond cross during the interview, said she had to hide her Bible “for years,” and she repeatedly “snuck out” to attend Christian prayer meetings. She referred to previous victims of so-called honor killings, in which young Muslim women were murdered for bringing dishonor to their families.

“They love God more than me, they have to do this,” Bary told WFTV. “I’m fighting for my life. You guys don’t understand. … I want to worship Jesus freely, that’s what I want. I don’t want to die.”

Contacted by FOXNews.com, Rifqa’a father Mohamed Bary said he has no intentions of harming his daughter.

“I love my daughter and I want her to come back to the family,” he said, declining further comment.

If sent back to Ohio, Rifqa would not be allowed to live on her own, since the state does not have an emancipation statute.

The Barys reportedly emigrated from Sri Lanka in 2000 to seek medical treatment for Rifqa, who lost the sight in her right eye following an accident at home.

Barbra Joyner, Mohamed Bary’s lawyer, declined to comment on Rifqa’s interview with WFTV but said transferring the case back to Ohio will be in the “best interest” of the girl.

Craig McCarthy, an attorney for Aysha Bary, agreed that the case should be moved back to Ohio and added that the girl’s mother is afraid for her safety.

“[Aysha Bary] has shifted to downright frightened, scared of what might confront her publicly on Friday,” McCarthy told FOXNews.com. “She is scared for her family, of losing her daughter, of never knowing the truth of what happened and for her own safety.”

McCarthy said Rifqa’s account of how she traveled to Florida has “holes in it,” but declined to elaborate. He also declined to respond to allegations that Bary’s father abused the girl when he learned of her conversion to Christianity.

Dr. Phyllis Chesler, an author and professor of psychology at the Richmond College of the City University of New York, said she believes Bary will be in danger if she is sent back to her parents.

“Anyone who converts from Islam is considered an apostate, and apostasy is a capital crime,” Chesler wrote FOXNews.com. “If she is returned to her family, if she is lucky, they will isolate her, beat her, threaten her, and if she is not ‘persuaded’ to return to Islam, they will kill her. They have no choice.”

Chesler, who wrote “Are Honor Killings Simply Domestic Violence?” for Middle East Quarterly, said the tradition of such slayings is not fully understood by most Americans, including those in law enforcement.

“She escaped from her family’s brutal tyranny and shamed her family further through public exposure,” Chesler said. “Muslim girls and women are killed for far less.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Source: Fox News


Muslims in France

August 9, 2009

Oh, that our politicians would pay attention to what’s going on here! I find it interesting that the mayor would see a correlation in traditional dress, failure of integration, locals picked up overseas for Jihadist activity and mosques that preach fundamentalist Islam. We have most of these elements in Minnesota; whether the mosque preaches fundamentalism, I don’t know; however, the mosque appears to be where the recruiters met their recruits. The other thing we lack is local politicians who pay attention.

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French Muslims’ Veils Ignite Debate on Values

Full-Length Covering Subject of Inquiry

By Edward Cody

Washington Post Foreign Service

Sunday, August 9, 2009

VENISSIEUX, France — It was market day on Place Leon Sublet, the main square in this little working-class town southeast of Lyon. In the shadow of an old Catholic church, unhurried shoppers wandered the food stalls.

It could have been a portrait of France at its most traditional, except that many of the women wore robes down to their ankles and long scarves to conceal their hair. Read the rest of this entry »


Stop Killing Christians in Pakistan!

August 8, 2009

Isn’t it funny how, every time there are allegations of Christians desecrating the Koran, it incites violence, Christians are killed and forced to leave the area, their property destroyed and confiscated, police watch and do nothing, but later on, it turns out they didn’t actually desecrate anything. While arrests have been made, I’d be surprised if the perpetrators were held accountable for anything. Like murder.

stop killing christians Read the rest of this entry »


More on Tiza charter school; claim defamation

August 1, 2009
Naturally, Tiza can’t let a lawsuit go without countersuit; they allege that the ACLU interfered with contracts, employment, etc. I don’t see that the ACLU interfered with anything. What I think happened is that, given more information, prospective employees chose not to pursue employment with a questionable operation. They may also have withdrawn because they found another job. I doubt that the mere allegations as reported in the paper are sufficient to support interference. It wasn’t that long ago that people were alleging interference with contracts because Marian Gaborik bought a house in Vancouver.
They’re not alleging that educators under contract decided not to actually do the job; they’re alleging that people in the process bowed out and that threats were made as a result of the ACLU. Proximate cause anyone? Read the rest of this entry »

Second Somali suspect pleads guilty to aiding Terrorists

July 29, 2009

I was pleased to learn that both suspects have pleaded guilty to aiding terrorists; now if we only knew who funded them and recruited them. It’s like picking off the drug dealers and not knowing who they work for.

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Second Suspect pleads guilty to aiding Somali terrorists

Second terrorism suspect pleaded guilty today in Minneapolis.

osmanSalah Osman Ahmed

By JAMES WALSH, Star Tribune

Last update: July 28, 2009 – 4:14 PM

Salah Osman Ahmed, 26, pleaded guilty in federal court today to providing material support to terrorists, according to his attorney.

Ahmed, a part-time security guard from Brooklyn Park, is accused of traveling to Somalia in December 2007, allegedly to train with al-Shabaab, an Islamic militant group that federal officials say has links to al-Qaida. Read the rest of this entry »


Long-lost Mosaic Seraphim Uncovered at Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia

July 25, 2009

Note: Below image is the Archangel Gabriel, not one of the newly uncovered images.

GabrielOfficial: Long-lost mosaic seraphim uncovered at Istanbul’s Haghia Sophia

SUZAN FRASER, Star Tribune

ANKARA, Turkey – Restoration workers have uncovered a well-preserved, long-hidden mosaic face of an angel at the former Byzantine cathedral of Haghia Sophia in Istanbul, an official said Friday.

The seraphim figure — one of two located on the side of a dome — had been covered up along with the building’s other Christian mosaics shortly after Constantinople — the former name for Istanbul — fell to the Ottomans in 1453 and the cathedral was turned into a mosque. Read the rest of this entry »


Judge Dhimmi clears the so-called ‘Flying Imams’ to sue

July 25, 2009

I have a problem with this judge’s ruling; when the country is jittery and people go out of their way to make others nervous, which is what happened here, the police have an obligation to investigate. The only way to investigate without disrupting the civil aviation schedule in its entirety was to remove the men from the plane. Under the principle in which it’s illegal to shout “Fire” in a crowded theatre, it should also be illegal to take actions you know are going to scare others.

Additionally, threatening to add those who complained about the imams to the airlines employees to their lawsuit was a cheap ploy to intimidate the country at large. At least that part was quashed. Please join me in praying that the suit is dismissed.

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Imams’ suit cleared for trial

“Flying imams” claim their rights were violated.

By JAMES WALSH, Star Tribune

Last update: July 24, 2009 – 10:03 PM

In a strongly worded ruling, a federal judge on Friday cleared the way for a lawsuit by six Muslim men who claim they were falsely arrested on a US Airways jet in Minneapolis three years ago to move forward.

“The right not to be arrested in the absence of probable cause is clearly established and, based on the allegations … no reasonable officer could have believed that the arrest of the Plaintiffs was proper,” U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery ruled Friday. Read the rest of this entry »


Keith Ellison’s trip to Mecca paid for by Muslim Group

July 23, 2009

Keith Ellison didn’t disclose the cost of his trip to Mecca last year, since it was a “private” trip; now we learn it was paid for by a Muslim nonprofit that is being sued by the ACLU and should’ve been disclosed as a gift to a public official. It wasn’t a private trip at all. The GOP is calling for him to apologize, pay for it and disclose the cost. Because the provider of the trip receives state funding, it is especially important to have full disclosure. Non-profits pay for congressional trips because they expect to benefit in some fashion.

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Islamic nonprofit paid for Rep. Ellison’s pilgrimage to Mecca

The cost of his Mecca trip was covered by a group that got taxpayer funds in a rental arrangement for TiZA school.

By KEVIN DIAZ, Star Tribune

Last update: July 22, 2009 – 6:51 AM

WASHINGTON – Days after his return from an unannounced pilgrimage to the Islamic holy site of Mecca, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison talked about it as a transformational personal experience, saying “I didn’t want to turn it into a politics thing.”

Nearly eight months later, the Minneapolis DFLer faces a House Ethics Committee review of his decision to keep the trip’s costs under wraps — even though it was paid for by a local Islamic nonprofit and typically would be reported as a gift to a public official. Read the rest of this entry »


Two Somali Men Indicted for Recruitment and Training of Terrorists

July 17, 2009

Two Somali men were indicted for aid to terrorists. Predictably, they approached the men at a mosque; so far, their other ties have not been revealed. It seems fairly certain that, as these men don’t have a network within Somalia, that they were not the instigators. The mosque has always denied involvement, and I’m not making any statements in that regard; clearly the mosque was the recruiter hunting ground for young men who could be radicalized and convinced to go to Somalia, as one might expect.

Hopefully we’ll be getting more answers soon.

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Court records, and the cooperation of one of two Somali men charged, detail recruitment and training.

By JAMES WALSH, Star Tribune

Last update: July 15, 2009 – 9:24 AM

Abdifitah Yusef Isse
Salah Ahmed

First-ever details of Minnesota men training with terrorists in Somalia — learning to fire weapons, building training camps — came to light in court documents released Tuesday.

One of the two Somali men indicted for providing support to those terrorists pleaded guilty months ago and has been cooperating with the FBI, according to those same documents.

Papers filed by the attorney for Abdifatah Yusuf Isse, 25, of Seattle also provide the first clue to how Isse and other young Somalis were recruited to fight, saying he was approached “at a house of worship.”

The motion provides no other details about the place of recruitment. Up to 20 Twin Cities men of Somali descent have disappeared over the past two years, and many of them worshipped or socialized at Abubakar as-Saddique, the largest Somali mosque in Minneapolis.

Farhan (Omar) Hurre, the mosque director, has consistently said that the mosque does not preach violence and didn’t play a role in the disappearances.

At least four of the missing men have died since returning to Somalia — three since early June — and community members say there are reports of other deaths.

Isse, who has family in the Twin Cities, has admitted to investigators that he trained with terrorists in Somalia, traveled and stayed in houses with Shirwa Ahmed, the Minneapolis man who blew himself up in a suicide bombing last October in northern Somalia. Isse even helped construct a terrorist training camp, according to a previously sealed federal response to motions filed by his attorney, Paul Engh.

The documents detailing Isse’s admitted involvement in terrorist training were unsealed after the first appearance in court Monday by the other man indicted on charges of supporting terrorists, Salah Osman Ahmed, 26, of Brooklyn Park.

The men are the first to be publicly charged in the sweeping probe — one of the most far-reaching U.S. counterterrorism efforts since 9/11. Special Agent E.K. Wilson said Tuesday that these initial indictments are just the beginning of an “ongoing investigation.”

Isse pleaded guilty April 17 to a single count of providing material support to terrorists.

In his motion to amend the conditions of Isse’s detention Engh writes: “Mr. Isse will not be the last defendant indicted. The individuals who recruited him to go to Somalia have been targeted for prosecution. Once charged, they will face a life sentence. Recruiting young men to blow themselves up while killing the innocent at a crowded marketplace is a definition of evil. And this recruitment happened at a house of worship.”

The motion was denied.

Engh has declined to comment on the case, other than to acknowledge that he represents Isse, citing national security rules.

Stephen L. Smith, an attorney who has represented five or six people who testified before the grand jury investigating the case, said though many of the missing men spent time at Abubakar, he does not believe anyone in a leadership position there recruited men to fight for al-Shabaab, the Somali group with links to Al-Qaida.

“There have certainly been questions along those lines,” Smith said of the grand jury investigation. “But every client I have represented has not in any way suggested there was any nefarious exposure to this kind of stuff, this type of ideology, from the mosque.”

Isse’s story

According to documents filed by the U.S. Attorney, Isse was arrested at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Feb. 24. He said he was on his way to Tanzania to participate in an internship with his uncle.

He had previously left Minneapolis in December 2007 for Somalia, traveling as part of “an agreement with several other individuals from the Minneapolis area to travel to Somalia and fight against Ethiopian soldiers whom they believed to be occupying the country.”

Isse traveled with one Minneapolis man and met with two others in Dubai.

While in Somalia, Isse “learned that his conspiracy was affiliated with al-Shabaab,” the U.S. Attorney’s office wrote. Al-Shabaab is considered a “militant jihadist organization” by federal officials that has waged war to impose Sharia, or strict Islamic law, in Somalia.

Isse and the others lived in houses provided by al-Shabaab, trained with weapons and traveled and lived with other al-Shabaab members. One of those men was Shirwa Ahmed. Isse even spent a couple weeks helping build a training camp.

After a week or two at the camp, the U.S. Attorney said, Isse decided he did not want to stay. He and another man from Minnesota left, while other Minnesotans stayed to continue their training.

After visiting family members in Somalia, Isse returned to the U.S. in May 2008. Even after Shirwa Ahmed’s death, Isse stayed in contact with “other individuals who had knowledge of the ongoing conspiracy to recruit al-Shabaab members from among the Somali-American population in Minneapolis,” according to court papers.

Ayan Isse, Abdifatah Isse’s cousin, said the entire family was shocked to hear of his arrest. Isse, an engineering student in his home state of Washington, was “always one of the good kids,” she said. “He never smoked, he never did anything.”

The family didn’t even know Isse had been arrested until a few months ago, she said. Until then, they had frantically tried to find him.

“When he came to America, he was willing to study to become somebody. He was willing to help his family, his brothers and sisters. Whoever talked him into this stuff, it’s no good, because now he is paying the price,” Ayan Isse said.

Maruf’s role

Zakaria Maruf, one of the Somali men said to have been involved in recruiting others in Minneapolis, was killed last weekend in Mogadishu. It is not clear how he died.

Somalis who grew up with Maruf recall an angry young man who seemed to mellow in recent years after getting involved at Abubakar as-Saddique, where he sometimes volunteered at mosque conventions.

A community activist who works with Somali youth said that although Maruf was prone to fights, he “had a leadership presence where people used to follow him.”

Gandi Mohamed, who grew up in the same neighborhood as Maruf and who worships at Abubakar, said he doubts Maruf acted alone.

Mohamed said Maruf was a hothead who often picked fights he couldn’t win. Although “he did calm down and mature” in recent years, Mohamed said, Maruf lacked the “personality, intellect and temperament” to mastermind an extensive recruiting effort.

“For me to go to Somalia right now, I would need my elders to get up there and make connections for me to be safe,” he said. “For him to get there and be connected and be a leader in al-Shabaab, he’d have to have someone influential to make the connection for him.”

Staff writers Richard Meryhew and Allie Shah contributed to this report. James Walsh • 612-673-7428

Source: Startribune


Burhan Hassan’s Mom speaks

July 16, 2009

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Burhan Hassan was the second Somali kid to leave Minneapolis and die in Somalia; he was shot in the head, most likely because someone overheard him on the phone with his mom, who wanted to send him money to return to the US.

He was just a baby.

I know that in Somalia and other countries, babies of this age are hardened warriors; this kid has more in common with Urkel than with any type of warrior.

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Tormented mother grieves son who heeded a fatal call

By RICHARD MERYHEW and ALLIE SHAH, Star Tribune staff writers

Last update: July 13, 2009 – 12:14 PM

In the dark of early morning, when heartache precludes sleep, Zienab Bihie grabs a pen and a journal and begins to write.

She writes of her youngest son’s passion for basketball and soccer. Of his dreams of becoming a doctor or lawyer and possibly, attending Harvard. Of his love for the close-knit family he left behind.

“Sometimes, when I am writing, my tears are running into the book,” Bihie said the other day, wiping tears from her cheeks in the tiny high-rise apartment where she lives in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. Read the rest of this entry »


Yet Another Midwestern Somali, Dead After Returning to his Homeland

July 13, 2009

Zakaria Maruf

Photo: #Zakaria Maruf, left, and Jamal Ahmed were reportedly killed in Somalia. The two men left Minneapolis late last year.
Zakaria Maruf and Jamal Ahmed
(AKA Jamal Bana as previously reported)

According to MPR, a fourth Somali who left Minnesota last year has been killed. Zakaria Maruf reportedly recruited other young Somali men to return to that country with him to fight. While four deaths have been reported in the news media, the Somali community says that more young men have died. The FBI is still investigating and the latest death may have an impact on people’s willingness to talk; reportedly some of the young men returned home and are in the proverbial undisclosed location.

Two More Missing Somalis Reported Killed
by Jessica Mador, Minnesota Public Radio
July 12, 2009
St. Paul, Minn. — Two more Somali men from Minneapolis were reportedly killed in Mogadishu over the weekend.

Community members said Saturday that 20-year-old Jamal Ahmed, also known as Jamal Bana, was shot in Mogadishu. Ahmed’s mother, Abayte Ahmed, told the Associated Press Sunday that she and her husband identified their son in a photo on a Somali news Web site. Read the rest of this entry »


Statue of Liberty Replica Decapitated on YouTube

July 10, 2009

statue_of_libertyStatue of Liberty

Statue and Base: $530,300

Ferry Ride to Liberty Island: Adults, $12; Children $5

Having Liberty: Priceless

Give me your tired, your poor,your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door. by Emma Lazarus.

Some apparent jihadist wannabes stole a replica of the Statue of Liberty from a coffee shop in Brooklyn, and in a sick parody of terrorist assassination videos, blindfolded her, cut her head off and smashed it.

The date was July 4th and their slogans include the traditional “Death to America” and the redundant “We don’t want your freedom.”

No criminal acts or protests are necessary. If you don’t want our freedom, you’re free to leave the country. Really. What you’re not free to do is impede our freedom or transform our inefficient democracy into a theocracy.

Dhimmi doesn’t live here anymore.


More Yemeni Than Russians?

November 22, 2008

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“The fragmentation of Islamic civilization. With birthrates in Muslim societies more than double the European average, Islamic countries are bound to put pressure on Europe and the U.S. in the years ahead. If, as is forecast, the population of Yemen will exceed that of Russia by 2050, there must be either dramatic improvements in the Middle East’s economic performance or substantial emigration from the Arab world to senescent Europe. Yet the subtle colonization of Europe’s cities by Muslims does not necessarily portend the advent of a new and menacing “Eurabia.” In fact, the Muslim Read the rest of this entry »


The Kingdom of Heaven

September 21, 2008

I love the movie Kingdom of Heaven. It combines my three favorite subjects in the whole world: the Church; the military and history. I was thinking about that movie and modern popular culture in America this past weekend. For all of my love of the movie, there are things about it that just drive me up the wall. My opinion is that if you are going to make a movie based on historical events then get the history right! The producers got so much of it right that it would be easy to overlook what they got wrong. The costumes were right, the major events were (for the most part) right, the weapons were right, the tactics were right and the characters were (mostly) right.

One thing I found particularly offensive was the portrayal of the monastic orders of knights. A major blunder was that none of the characters portrayed as Templar knights were actually Templar knights in real life. Teutonic knights were portrayed as little more than thugs and henchmen better suited to make an appearance in a mob movie. Read the rest of this entry »


Ex-Muslim Wafa Sultan Tells it Like it is

August 15, 2008

Why Copts Still Get Christian Tattoos On Their Children

July 15, 2008

Why Copts still get Christian tattoos on their children:
Pakistan: 13- and 10-year-old girls abducted, raped, and forced into the fold of Islam

Pray for those trapped in Islam. Pray for Christian Dhimmi everywhere.

5 bob to Dhimmi Watch.


Babies For Jihad!

July 13, 2008

From Jihad Watch: Babies for Jihad!

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – About 2,000 Islamist women gathered at the radical Red Mosque in the Pakistani capital on Wednesday and vowed to raise their children for holy war, days after a suicide bomber killed 18 people after a similar rally.

Chanting slogans of “jihad is our way”, burqa-clad women, some with babies, listened to fiery speeches from the daughter of the mosque’s jailed cleric on the eve of the anniversary of a commando raid on the complex in which more than 100 people died.  (READ ALL)

Ultimately, this is how they WILL win if they do.

They have children, we have utterly rejected our fertility in favor of comfort.

The next time you see a large family rather than make some smart alec comment about “You know what causes that, don’t you?” or “Get cable already!”

THANK THEM and pray for them.


Please Pray For The Repose Of The Soul Of Leila Hussein

June 2, 2008

Mother who defied the killers is gunned down

Leila Hussein lived her last few weeks in terror. Moving constantly from safe house to safe house, she dared to stay no longer than four days at each. It was the price she was forced to pay after denouncing and divorcing her husband – the man she witnessed suffocate, stamp on, then stab their young daughter Rand in a brutal ‘honour’ killing for which he has shown no remorse. Read the rest of this entry »


May 5: Blessed Lucio Of Savoy, Martyred Freeing Slaves Of Islamic Regimes

May 5, 2008


Blessed Lucio of Savoy, +1470
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Benedict XVI, Muslims, Spengler – 3 Years Later

April 19, 2008

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AsiaTimes commentator “Spengler” wrote what is below on the day of the election of Pope Benedict XVI – interestingly, it seems to have been written and gone to print just before the election was announced.

Three years on, approaching the 3d anniversary of the pontificate of B16, and the events of the past 36 months, this is proving fascinating to review.

Spengler is best described, I think, as an Evangelical who has had some prophetic visions. I have written about him before on his vision of China and the future of Christianity. He is a man (actually, is he a man?) of big thoughts. Thoughts I don’t always agree with, but thoughts I can never ignore.

Click on the title for the full article. (Emphasis mine.) Read the rest of this entry »


“Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week II” on 100 Campuses

April 9, 2008

From: FrontPageMagazine.com

The Islamo Fascism Awareness Week II got under way yesterday at universities across the nation in what amounted to a two front offensive against the unholy alliance between radical and pro-jihad groups. By focusing on a Declaration Against Genocide, IFA Week speakers encouraged students to repudiate the genocidal threats against America and Israel issued by terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as their rogue-state sponsors in Iran. At the same time, they encouraged campus groups to condemn Islamic terror and to spotlight those groups — particularly the Muslim Student Association, a group with chapters on more than 600 campuses nationwide – which have pointedly refused to do so.

Robert Spencer, one of the IFAW Week’s key speakers, noted that the campaign provides a perspective seldom-heard in today’s academic world: “Islamo Fascism Awareness Week gives college students an opportunity to hear an alternate view to the leftist propaganda that passes for academic discourse on all too many campuses these days. With the Middle East Studies Association appearing completely uninterested in allowing for viewpoints that go against the dominant mainstream, Islamo Fascism Awareness Week provides a small bit of equal time. What’s more, this time around, with our call to denounce the genocidal statements of Ahmadinejad, Hassan Nasrallah, and others, we are providing a platform for moderate Muslims and others who have the courage to speak out against the barbarity and madness — a platform they will most likely not otherwise find on their campuses.” Read the rest of this entry »


Don’t Punish My Other Wife!

April 8, 2008

5 bob to: Creative Minority Report

From the Daily Mail.

But yesterday one motorist offered what must be a unique reason why he should keep his licence.

Mohammed Anwar said a ban would make it difficult to commute between his two wives and fulfil his matrimonial duties.

His lawyer told a Scottish court the Muslim restaurant owner has one wife in Motherwell and another in Glasgow – he is allowed up to four under his religion – and sleeps with them on alternate nights.

Oh the irony when the pluralism being demanded shows sharia-law and same-sex marriage folks climbing into bed together. How do I mean?  Well if having multiple wives is respected in courts, how long can you argue that one woman can’t have just one other woman as her wife?

Will this woman who fancies herself a man, one day be allowed to be the husband of multiple wives and give birth to all their children?  In fact I daresay that taking steroids and having her breasts altered didn’t turn her into a man – the bun in the oven shows that…  But state law recognizes her as married to a woman.  Now in Britian the courts are – at least here – showing recognition to bigamy.  The floodgates are going to open – these parties are just chipping away at the same dam from different sides.

It boggles the mind…


“Oh, one more thing, if you happen to run into Geert Wilders…

April 7, 2008

“…Also this week the Women’s Club is having a bake sale to support adult literacy and our young men in the Scouts – Troupe #5698 “Death To Infidels Troupe” are working on their merit badges in recycling so if we could help them out by bringing your aluminum cans and newspaper to mosque this Tuesday and Thursday they will be collecting them from 5pm to 7:30pm. Oh, one more thing, if you happen to run into Geert Wilders…be a lamb and kill him, would you? Thanks. Allah akbar!”

Why don’t these Moslems understand Islam is as peaceful as Moslems tell us they are?

Geert Wilders of course knew what he was in for… Two of the language translators of Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses were stabbed – one died.  The Norwegian publisher was shot but lived, and the Turkish translator…  Well he made it out of the hotel the “lovers of peace” set on fire (37 others parished in the Sivas Massacre)… And all they did was translation work.

(It seems like only yesterday, though it was 20 years ago,the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Supreme Leader of Iran and a Shi’a Muslim scholar, issued a fatwa calling on all good Muslims to kill Rushdie and his publishers, or to point him out to those who can kill him if they cannot themselves.)

I hope we wake up, and do so SOON.

See also, “List of well-known fatwas


The Modern Swiss Are Crusaders?

April 3, 2008

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Riyadh, 2 April (AKI) – Swiss football referee Massimo Busacca vowed he would wear a whistle with the Swiss Cross symbol on it during of the Saudi championship on Wednesday, despite anger voiced in the Kingdom at the ‘crusader’ item.

“I have respect for all religions, including Islam, but I don’t see anything offensive in this and am optimistic. I will not give up my ‘crusader’ whistle,” he told pan-Arab daily Al-Sharq al-Awsat.

Many in Saudi Arabia had called for Busacca to sport a different whistle to avoid offending Muslims. He has previously refereed several soccer matches in the Kingdom.

The Swiss Cross is Switzerland’s national flag and also forms the world famous Swiss army knife logo.

So anyone with a cross on their national flag would be expcted to not have their national flag on display so as not to offend the sensibilities of the Saudis? Anyone read enough Arabic to know what the Saudi Flag has written on it?  Any non-Moslems hear that as their last words?

5 bob to: Jihad Watch


Islam Overtakes Catholicism as the World’s Largest Religion?

March 31, 2008

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“Islam Overtakes Catholicism as the World’s Largest Religion”has been a headline that has hit the blogosphere hard and taken off running… But there are some points to ponder when taking in this story…

Islam is not a singular cohsesive institution… There are divisions. If we are going to compare all adherents to forms of Islam to another group, wouldn’t it be all adherents to forms of Christianity? If we are going to compare the largest sub-groups… Well Holy Mother Church still is the largest single religious body the world has ever known. And we are still growing.

Something to really consider though – Muslims have more children. Read the rest of this entry »