China combats terror, protects rights with new law

A Chinese counter-terrorism official has pledged to resolutely prevent and crack down on terror and protect citizens’ rights in accordance with the country’s first counter-terrorism law.

The new law, adopted by China’s top legislature in December and took effect in January, includes stipulations on preventing, detecting, handling and punishing terrorism, said Liu Yuejin, counter-terrorism commissioner of the Ministry of Public Security.

Also, with provisions of the law about international cooperation, China will work with other countries in fighting terrorist forces abroad, to root out the sources of terror at home, Liu said.

The new law also encourages participation by the public and spells out protection of citizens’ personal and property rights.

Liu said the definition of the term “terrorism” in the law was inspired by a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) counter-terrorism convention, and the UN’s Declaration on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism.

According to the new law, “terrorism” is defined as any proposition or activity — that, by means of violence, sabotage or threat, generates social panic, undermines public security, infringes on personal and property rights, and menaces government organs and international organizations — with the aim of realizing political and ideological purposes.

Liu explained that the word “proposition” refers to systemic terrorism ideas that are already widespread. “It is to deter and punish the circulating ideas and will not criminalize any unuttered state of mind or unimplemented attempts.”

The law also defines extremism and penalties.

The official stressed that the law gives full attention to the balance between cracking down on terrorism and protecting citizens’ rights.

People or organizations identified as being involved in terrorism can ask for a review of such decision and any limit to personal and property rights must undergo strict scrutiny and approval, Liu said.

The law specifically prioritizes the protection of terror victims during emergency response operations, Liu noted.

Concerns on freedom of speech

Liu refuted the saying that the law infringes companies’ copyrights and the people’s freedom of speech on the Internet, adding cyberspace has become an important tool for terrorists to organize and implement attacks.

In recent cases, most terrorist conducted crimes under the influence of online materials promulgating terrorist thought, and some major cases were initiated and commanded by overseas terrorists through the Internet, Liu said.

“Strengthening cyber security administration, and apportioning the responsibility of Internet service providers (ISP) in anti-terrorist efforts are urgent matters,” Liu said.

The anti-terrorist law has taken into consideration of China’s practical conditions and drawn on the experience of other countries, stipulating that telecom operators and ISPs should provide technical interfaces and decryption technology to the authority.

“The assessment results showed that the clause has not affected businesses’ legal operations. Companies’ copyrights or people’s freedom of speech have not been infringed either,” added Liu.

Liu also denied that the law limits the freedom of the press.

Current anti-terror situation

While describing the country’s current anti-terrorism situation as “stable and under control,” Liu noted that terrorism is nonetheless permeating further in the country under the influence of international terrorists’ activities.

“Domestic and overseas ‘East Turkistan’ forces are stepping up their instigating efforts, and there’s a growing tendency for activities that are masterminded overseas, organized online and implemented within the country,” Liu said.

Liu stressed that “a very few persons with terrorist thinking” are still secretly planning violence and sabotage activities in the country, and violence and terror incidents still occurred occasionally in some parts of Xinjiang.

According to Liu, as the law took effect, various departments will innovate anti-terrorism methods, strengthen prevention of and crackdown on violence and terrorism activities while enhancing international cooperation in fighting terrorism.

Liu said that previous incidents in the country were mostly conducted through knife and axe attacks, vehicle crashes, arson and bombs, and, in some cases, the offenders have prepared for a long time and were able to escape fast after attacking.

Liu noted that some attackers followed instructions from overseas terrorism forces, and some others even organized new groups in a bid to launch fresh attacks while themselves staying off the grid.

In response, Liu continued, police have been making huge efforts to build an anti-terror intel system and strengthen supervision over key people, materials and venues, with the goal to prevent such incidents from the sources.

According to Liu, Chinese police have busted a “batch” of groups and effectively cracked down on “East Turkistan” terrorism with the help of neighboring countries.

B’nai Brith Canada: Windsor newspaper “promotes jihad, endangers Canadians”


B’nai Brith is condemning on Friday, February 26. an editorial by Mohamad Hisham Khalifeh, published in Windsor’s Arabic language Al Forqan newspaper, reported as lauding the ongoing spree of attacks against civilians in Israel as a ‘sacred duty of jihad’.

“A number of community newspapers, such as Windsor’s Al Forqan, are directly contributing to the radicalization of Canadian youth by glamorizing murder as a sacred religious duty,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer, B’nai Brith Canada. “Articles such as the one recently published in Al Forqan entitled “The Duty of Jihad”, are a great cause for concern.

Mostyn added, “For more than 30 years, B’nai Brith has compiled an Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents. The data gleaned from our extensive history of recording such incidents strongly suggests a correlation between rhetoric, such as that found in Al Forqan, and increasing levels of antisemitism. Calls for violent Jihad and support for listed terrorist groups have no place in a civilized democracy.”

“We have written to Michael Coteau, as the newly appointed Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, Windsor’s Police Chief, Al Frederick, Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Provincial Community Safety Minister Yasir Naqvi, urging them to launch a full investigation of the paper and particularly the offensive editorial published in Issue 33, October – November 2015.”

Khalifeh calls on Palestinians to attack and destroy Israel, the “infidels”

Mohamad Hisham Khalifeh (محمد هشام خليفة), a Canadian of Lebanese descent, is the founder, CEO and Editor in Chief of Al Forqan Newspaper‎ (جريدة الفرقان) printed in Windsor, Ontario and distributedin Windsor, London and Detroit.

Khalifeh is known of his open support of the Palestinian armed struggle against Israel. On November 12,2012 he posted a poem spurring the Palestinians to launch armed attacks on Israelis, liberate Palestine and destroy the State of Israel. The Israelis, namely the Israeli Jews, are portrayed is Khalifeh’s poem as “infidels” and “morally corrupt people.”

Khlifeh recorded himself reading the poem and embedded the audio file in a video clip featuring armed operatives of the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas firing rockets from Gaza aimed at Israel and training to launch attacks on Israeli targets.

The following is the transcript of Khalifeh’s poem “Gaza” (originally in Arabic), which appears on Khlifeh’s official YouTube channel:


Fire [at Israel]

Fire because you are courageous

Fire because you are the typhoon

Show them your bravery, raise your head, show them the descendants of the [Caliph Omar] al-Mukhtar [liberator of Jerusalem]

Break your shackle, show your sword, destroy the siege imposed on you

Destroy the brutal Zion [Israel]

Destroy the foundations of the morally corrupt people

Destroy the hostile enemy

Shake the thrones of the infidels

O Palestinian, do not compromise

Remove the disgrace of your [Muslim] nation

O Palestinian, O fighter

You are a freeman made of steel

Fire because you are courageous

Fire because you are the typhoon

Show them your bravery, raise your head

Show them the descendants of the [Caliph Omar] al-Mukhtar [liberator of Jerusalem]

Khalifeh’s editorial: Intifada’s stabbing attacks aimed at Jews are “sacred duty of jihad”

Khalifeh’s editorial on the front page of Al Forqan (Issue 33, October – November 2015, p. 1) was dedicated to the Palestinian al-Quds Intifada (violent struggle including terrorist attacks), also dubbed the Knife Intifada.

According to the Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during the ongoing al-Quds/ Knife Intifada (September 13, 2015 – February 24, 2016 the number of people murdered in Palestinian terrorist attacks reached 33 and 357 people were injured (28 of them seriously). The Palestinian new wave of terrorism included 188 stabbings, 75 shootings and 39 vehicular (ramming) attacks in addition to firing rockets (from Gaza), detonating explosive charges, and many thousands incidents of firebombings and stone/rock throwing.

The Palestinian al-Quds Center for Research documented during October 2015 to January 2016) 90stabbing attacks, 50 thwarted stabbing attacks, 91 shooting attacks, 24 car ramming attacks, 1,100firebombing attacks and 3,321 stone/ rock throwing attacks

In his editorial, Khalifeh hails the Palestinian youths who go armed with knives in a mission to stab Israeli Jews. Khalifeh explains that by carrying out the stabbing attacks the Palestinian youths fulfil the “sacred duty of jihad” and defend the “honour and dignity” of all Arabs, all Muslims and in fact all mankind.

The following is Khalifeh’s editorial (originally in Arabic):

The Duty of Jihad

“Everyone carries out the jihad in his/ her way, that what said to me one of the pilgrims [in Mecca] and this summarizes the course of events in our Arab and Islamic countries, armies and parties, weapons and munitions, rockets and [fighter] jets… and the Palestinian teenager is [standing] alone wielding a knife in his hand, defending the honour and dignity of every Arab and every Muslim, and moreover every person. He [the Palestinian teenager] does not accept the injustice in the face of the Zionist usurper.

“The Knife Intifada, initiated by the sons of al-Quds [Jerusalem] who scarified their souls, exposed the falsity of the allegations made by those who espouse the duty of jihad and fight in Syria and Iraq and everywhere but not in Beit al-Maqdis [Jerusalem]. The executions of Jerusalemites (children, women and elders) did not move the manhood in the heads of the leaders of the Arab and Islamic nation! The violations against the holy site in al-Quds [Jerusalem] have not affected those who protect the holy shrines! [Note: the killing of the Palestinian terrorists during attack by Israeli forces is portrayed by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas as “executions”]

The Knife Intifada was born orphan from the womb of a bereaved mother, but the sons of this sacred place with the determination of the heroes will be mentioned in history of this nation that in the midst of the current events there was a group which recognized the right of the sacred duty of jihad!

Unlike the one who claims everyday that he is defending al-Quds [Jerusalem] and draws on a map the way towards it. You would see them in all countries but Palestine, such as Hezbollah [in Lebanon],

ISIS [in Iraq and Syria], the fundamentalist jihadists [in the Muslims countries], the Houthis [in Yemen], Boko Haram [in Nigeria], Popular Mobilization Forces [in Iraq] etc., all of them want to liberate al-Quds [Jerusalem] but they lost the compass!!!

May Allah forgive those who truthfully knew the way to al-Quds [Jerusalem]. May Allah forgive the Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab [who conquered Jerusalem in 635] and the leader Salahuddin Al Ayyub [who conquered Jerusalem in 1187]. I’m asking Allah to give victory to the youths of Palestine and every freeman who does not accept injustice and shame.”

Canada: Senior Imam mocks the Western idea of “marital rape”



Sheik Houssein Muhammad Amer (حسين محمد عامر) is the Imam of Centre Aljisr (مركز الجسر الإسلامي) in Laval, Quebec also a member of Quebec council of Imams.

In a lecture at Al-Rawdah Mosque in Montreal (published on September 2, 2015), Imam Houssein Amer mocked the Western idea of “marital rape” and explained the differences between the West and Islam in this regard.

The following are excerpts of Houssein Amer’s speech (originally in Arabic):

“According to the Western view, the woman who is a spouse – her husband is not allowed to force her to have sex with him. It is forbidden. Why? Because, this is her freedom [of choice]. They [the West] werethe first to establish the term of “marital rape”. Is it possible that a husband rapes his wife? Yes. He forces her to have sex with him. It is forbidden. Mistake. She may complain. Glory be to Allah.

“At the same time, some of our brothers, the preachers, told a story that happened in Germany. A German brother converted to Islam. His wife remained German [non-Muslim], and she defied him by bringing her lover to the house. Afterwards, the issue developed into a sexual intercourse. He hit her lover. She called the Police. The wife called the Police, told them: my lover has been attacked in my home. As you have rights in home I also have rights in home. When the Police arrived and listened to both sides, the Policeman told him [the husband]: The Law does not ban her, and you cannot ban her from having any sexual activity even with somebody else. Are you upset? Do the same like her. There is no power but in Allah.

“They [the West] made no difference even between the legitimate aspect [sex within marriage] which we have discussed and which serves as a guarantee from the this disease [HIV] and the sex outside marriage, Glory be to Allah, Glory be to Almighty Allah.

And worse than that, they opened the other issues, such as homosexuality, man with man, woman with woman, and nowadays a man can go with a man to a church and a priest marries them. Some brothers say: let them live in halal [legitimate status]. They live together in contradiction to the [Islamic] Law, Glory be to Allah. I’m saying that the proper moral approach is that there is freedom [of choice] but within the Islamic Law, within the Islamic Law. You are a free-person in your subjugation to Almighty Allah.”

In previous sermon (published on December 31, 2010) Imam Houssein Amer justified the wisdom of wife beating in Islam (“not severely”) as a last resort and as an act of education in case the husband fails to convince his wife to return to the right path of Islam.

Here is an excerpt of Amer’s sermon (originally in Arabic):

“The Prophet [Muhammad], peace be upon him, says: if they [wives] do so, then, [the husbands should] beat them but not severely [Muslim 1218]. Some people argue, when they hear this text, that the Islamic Law permitted wife beating, and other people say, when hearing it, that Islam oppresses the wife by allowing the husband to beat her.”

“My brothers and my loved ones, the beating in Islam is a type of education, and it is said that it is the last resort [literally “the last medicine”, meaning a medicine that is administered after all others failed to cure the illness as it is said in the hadith:] the last medicine is burning [the skin with fire].”

“The West prohibits the beating for the purpose of education and this is the position that was taken there. However, the truth is otherwise. The beating is a type of education… the beating is used after exhausting all effective and successful [possible] solutions and [it turned out that] there is no treatment without it.”

“The Koran referred to the beating in the context of a series of treatment saying: But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance – [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them [Surat An-Nisā’, 34].”

“This is the case regarding the wife if you are right, and she should be admonished, her husband should remind her his rights over her and she should return to her Lord Almighty. In case that the admonition and the advice fail in dealing with her, he [the husband] has to abandon the bed, meaning to distance himself from her, to snub her, to avoid touching her to the point that he will not dream on her, and if the estrangement fails the beating [of the wife] is permitted, as the Prophet said: not severe beating.”

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Quebec woman who attacked daughter with cleaver handed three-year sentence


MONTREAL — A Quebec woman who attacked her daughter with a meat cleaver after the teen had been out partying has been sentenced to three years in jail.

Johra Kaleki was found guilty in March 2015 of attempted murder in the 2010 attack of her then 19-year-old daughter.

Quebec court Judge Yves Paradis sentenced Kaleki on Tuesday and described her act as a serious crime that could have been fatal had her husband not intervened.

The 44-year-old Afghan-born mother of four was incensed at her daughter and said she’d disrespected the family by staying out.

The young woman did not want to pursue a criminal complaint against her mother.

Prosecutor Anne Gauvin says she doesn’t know if the daughter’s wish was a determining factor in the sentence but adds it certainly played a part.

The Crown was seeking a 10-year prison sentence while the defence was asking for a conditional sentence.

The trial heard that Kaleki struck her daughter twice with the cleaver and tried to choke her.

In finding her guilty, Paradis rejected a defence argument that Kaleki was not criminally responsible for the act by way of a brief psychotic disorder.