The Chosen: Shocking Confessions

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The terror authority

(January 18, 2023 / JNS) Recent steps taken by the new Israeli government in retaliation for the Palestinian Authority’s appeal to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) represent the first indication that a much-needed change is underway.

Traditionally, Israeli governments avoided confronting the P.A. over its breaches of the Oslo Accords, such as supporting terrorism, ongoing incitement and unilateral activities in international fora.

This reluctance was based on the fear that such retaliation would have inconvenient political consequences. So, the can has been repeatedly kicked down the road in hopes of containing the repercussions. The P.A. is bad, previous Israeli governments thought, but what’s the alternative?

One of the first decisions made by the new security cabinet was to impose a series of sanctions on the P.A., signaling that the Israeli government will no longer look the other way when the P.A. unilaterally breaches its signed commitments and continues to fund, incentivize and praise terrorism.

First, $40 million taken from P.A. tax revenue collected by Israel was used to compensate families of terror victims per a pending court order against the P.A. Next, the cabinet decided to implement the Terror Funds Freezing Law, which deducts the amount of money the P.A. pays to terrorists and their families from funds designated for the P.A.

Finally, steps were taken on the ground: VIP permits requested for P.A. officials who are leading the “lawfare” campaign against Israel were denied. Unjustified and unauthorized Palestinian construction plans for Area C of Judea and Samaria—which Oslo designated as under full Israeli control—were frozen. A series of NGOs operating under the guise of humanitarian aid organizations that served as shell companies for terror groups will be more closely scrutinized. These decisions are important initial steps towards a complete policy change regarding the P.A.

The P.A. has long been a strategic threat to Israel’s security and continues to be one. It has been involved in terrorism since it was established, while Israel continues to view it as a force for stability. In fact, due to its unprecedented lack of popularity and legitimacy on the Palestinian “street,” the P.A. is moving towards destabilizing actions, such as suing Israel in the ICC, taking the lead on U.N. resolutions targeting Israel and asking the ICJ to investigate the situation in Judea and Samaria, a clear violation of its Oslo commitments.

Most important are the aforementioned P.A. payments to terrorists. Such payments have been official P.A. policy for decades. The P.A. offers stipends of between $400 to $3,500 monthly for every Palestinian terrorist who murders or attempts to murder innocent Israelis. Payments are promised in advance and wired to the terrorist in Israeli prison or the family of a terrorist killed in the course of his attack. These salaries are lifelong, and even terrorists released from Israeli prisons continue to receive them. The P.A. also guarantees released terrorists a safe position in the P.A. infrastructure, whether as a ghost employee or an actual one, alongside free healthcare and education.

For the average Palestinian, this is like winning the lottery. A lifetime monthly salary of $3,500 is four times the average Palestinian wage and eight times higher than the minimum wage. A convicted terrorist makes five times more than teachers and engineers, as much as a Palestinian supreme court judge. The security threat this presents is clear.

The P.A. also engages in blatant antisemitic incitement in its schools. Its textbooks encourage young Palestinians to think of Jihad as a praiseworthy way of life. It names squares and streets after terrorists and openly praises terrorist attacks on its social media pages.

Finally, the P.A. works to radicalize Israeli Arabs, encouraging them to engage in terrorism by paying them stipends as well. As we speak, Israeli Arab citizens are receiving monthly paychecks from the P.A. for murdering or attempting to murder their Jewish fellow citizens. This situation is now being scrutinized by a pending bill that would strip these persons of their Israeli citizenship.

Openly praising Israeli Arabs for committing violence is also part of the P.A.’s strategy. Senior Palestinian officials arrived in Israel just last week to participate in a “welcome-home festival” for a released Israeli Arab terrorist, Karim Yunes, who participated in the brutal murder of Israeli soldier Avraham Brumberg in 1980. In response, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant denied them further entry to Israeli territory.

The truth is, the P.A. is a terror-promoting entity that has long since proven its commitment to the final objective of Israel’s annihilation. Its daily actions and well-calculated policy, anchored in law and endorsed in outspoken fashion by its senior leaders, have destroyed its credibility as a peace partner.

It is time for the new Israeli government to reconsider Israel’s long-standing policy of containment and preservation of the status quo, and pursue new, creative methods of governing the Palestinians in case the P.A. fails to change its ways.

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser is the director of the Project on Regional Middle East Developments at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Or Yissachar is Head of Research and Content for IDSF-Habithonistim.

Canadian Imam Younus Kathrada: Non-Muslims Are Our Enemies – Our Children Must Understand This

Canadian imam Sheikh Younus Kahtrada said in a Friday, December 30, 2022 sermon at Muslim Youth Victoria in Victoria, B.C. that non-Muslims – including Christians, Jews, and atheists – are the enemies of Allah, and are therefore the enemies of the Muslim. He said: “I want our children to understand this well.” He also said: “Oh Allah, give strength to Islam and the Muslims, humiliate the infidels and the polytheists, destroy the enemies of [our] religion, and annihilate the heretics and the atheists!

Not Your ‘Church Next Door’: ‘Cult’ Ignored Abuse, Ran ‘Pyramid Scheme,’ Lawsuit Claims

FIVE WOMEN IN California have sued a network of organizations associated with the International Churches of Christ and two of its leaders, claiming they are victims of childhood sexual abuse and a financial pyramid scheme perpetrated by a “cult.” The federal claim, filed Friday night in the Central District of California and obtained by Rolling Stone, comes amid a flood of litigation in the state’s final days of a three-year window that gave adults additional time to sue over childhood sexual abuse.

The plaintiffs allege the ICOC and its affiliated organizations — Hope Worldwide; Mercyworldwild; and a splinter group known as the International Christian Church along with its Los Angeles headquarters, the City of Angels International Christian Church — “indoctrinated” members into a “rigid” belief system that isolated them from the outside world, then “facilitated and actively concealed” incidents of sexual abuse and trafficking while they were minors. The suit also names church founder Kip McKean and the estate of another leader, the late Charles “Chuck” Lucas, as defendants. Additionally, the women claim, the churches and their leaders created a “system of exploitation that extracts any and all value it can from members,” straining members financially, while silencing any dissenters.

Arab Islamic Racism: Why Are Media Ignoring This Muslim Mayor’s Racism And Alleged Election Fraud In Michigan?

The mayor of Hamtramck, Michigan, Ameer Haiderah Ghalib, was recently exposed for mocking black political demonstrations and endorsing comments that referred to African Americans as “animal” and “inhuman.” He also accused Arab world leaders of being secret Jews and “liked” a Facebook post calling Jews “monkeys” who tax “the air we breathe.”

Ghalib, the first Muslim mayor in Hamtramck’s 100-year history, even admitted to committing a potential case of voter fraud by filling out absentee ballots for about 20 families during the 2020 presidential primary. Both the FBI and the Michigan secretary of state’s office have looked into the allegation.

Yet, in the era of “cancel culture,” when activist reporters have all but abandoned investigative reporting in favor of opinionated call-outs, not a column inch has been devoted to documenting the misdeeds of an internationally known public official. Black political activists have failed to march a single city block in opposition to Ghalib’s anti-black racism, and Jewish rights organizations are silent in the face of antisemitic dog whistles.

Ghalib’s ability to escape consequences for statements that would ruin another elected official — or for that matter, a private citizen — is indicative of a broader societal trend that privileges Islamists and lets them off the hook for bad behavior.

Recent history presents many examples. Islamists who slander Jews or call for their extermination are offered jobs on government anti-racism commissions. Muslim extremists whose social media accounts are littered with anti-black commentary have been invited to speak at Black Lives Matter rallies or selected to host discussions on Muslim-black solidarity.

Ghalib is no exception. The 42-year-old Caribbean medical school student shared an offensive meme on Facebook that is frequently traded in white supremacist chat rooms and racist message boards. The image portrayed an African American overloaded with liquor bottles after presumably looting stores during the George Floyd protests.

Ghalib captioned the meme to suggest that the black man, whom he calls “Mr. Heineken,” considered looting alcohol a “duty” to acquire “essential nutrition.” He endorsed comments in the same thread describing African Americans as alcoholics who “will never behave unless they are governed by law, force, and the police who know them very well.”

Since Ghalib’s offensive statements were first published in an article at Focus on Western Islamism, a specialty news publication from the Middle East Forum (MEF), Detroit-area print and television media have been entirely uninterested in the story. In fact, MEF even tried prior to publication to hand over screenshots and professional translations of Ghalib’s posts to local and national media, granting exclusive rights to the story without any takers.

When it comes to anti-black racism, no town is too small and no politician is too insignificant for the media to splash career-ending headlines across their front pages. At least, this was the case recently for mayors in Clarke, New Jersey, and East Hampton, Massachusetts, who provoked frenzied news coverage of their racially insensitive comments.

In May, a city councilor from Everett, Massachusetts, was outed for sharing an anti-black meme and exchanging racist text messages with a city employee. Local high school students walked out of class in protest, and the pair resigned in shame.

Why, then, do Ghalib and other Islamists get a free pass?

There were high hopes for Hamtramck after its citizens elected the first all-Muslim city council in American history. The town motto: “The world in two square miles,” reflects Hamtramck’s diverse cultural landscape, where the remaining Polish families mix with more recently settled Bangladeshi and Yemeni immigrants.

In this manner, Hamtramck is a proving ground for progressive multiculturalism. To acknowledge the mayor’s bigotry is to recognize that some ideologies from the Middle East and South Asia are undesirable, such as Arab discrimination of black Yemenis, who are treated as second-class citizens and confined to menial, low-paying jobs.

In addition, Ghalib fails to fit a carefully cultivated narrative peddled by Islamist “civil rights” groups and recognized as canon by the left: Muslims are the victims, never the perpetrators, of bigotry and xenophobia. They face daily harassment from government authoritiesright-wing bigots, and Zionist Jews, according to Islamists that claim to document so-called “Islamophobia.”

Some celebrities and journalists even claim, “Muslim is the new black,” a tone-deaf and offensive refrain that demonstrates just how far identity politics inform views of the Muslim American experience. As a result, there is little interest in holding Ghalib accountable for his racist views.

This stark indifference extends beyond the media to government institutions and nonprofits expected to protect minorities from discrimination. Hamtramck’s all-Muslim city council has so far refused to discuss the matter publicly, even as Ghalib decries the “racist, Islamophobic, and xenophobic people” who dared to expose him.

Meanwhile, Hamtramck’s own chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is keeping quiet as well. The chapter was not established by an African American, but by a Bangladeshi Muslim with a history of anti-gay bigotry.

Black activist groups in surrounding Detroit, including the NAACP and Black Lives Matter, have failed to respond to official complaints regarding the mayor’s racist comments, and the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish watchdog group with offices in Michigan, has refused to comment.

Where does this leave Hamtramck’s African American community, a group that has endured discrimination from city leaders going back to the 1960s, when urban revitalization projects intentionally forced out dozens of black families? With just two black city council members in the past century, black Hamtramckans have lacked the representation necessary to assert themselves politically.

Furthermore, if the establishment media and civil rights organizations are unwilling to stand up to the mayor, who will hold him responsible for potentially committing multiple cases of voter fraud?

“I did my duty and voted early for [Senator Bernie] Sanders. There were twenty people around me planning to vote for [Joe] Biden because they loved Obama…” Ghalib wrote on March 8, 2020. “I got them to vote for Sanders and did their families’ ballot cards myself. Pray for the Jewish guy, don’t let him down,” he joked, apparently pointing out the irony that he would support a Jewish political candidate.

In Michigan, it is a felony to influence an absentee voter who is filling out their ballot. It is also illegal when completing another person’s absentee ballot to instruct them on how to vote.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel recently prosecuted a grandmother for filling out her grandson’s absentee ballot. With so much attention directed at Michigan elections in recent years, Ghalib’s shocking admission should be enough to warrant at least a passing mention in Detroit newspapers.

Then again, perhaps this explains why reporters are unmoved. Pointing to Ghalib’s racist online statements requires also mentioning his alleged election abuses, and there is a concerted effort among establishment newsrooms to downplay and ignore allegations of voting irregularities — however insignificant — especially among immigrant communities and non-citizens.

Ultimately, activist and media indifference to Ghalib’s Facebook posts provides a pessimistic outlook on the future of social justice, racial equality, and election integrity in Detroit and Hamtramck. Equally troubling, it shows that there is little pressure for Islamists to abandon radical and supremacist views.

Benjamin Baird is the coordinator for Islamism in Politics, a project of the Middle East Forum.

World Discovers Qatar is an Islamic Tyranny and There’s No Beer

Qatar used every dirty trick to secure the World Cup. All everyone had to do was overlook that…

1. Qatar is an Islamist tyranny, tied in with the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, the Taliban and Iran.

2. It widely uses slave labor, killing thousands of workers to construct its postmodern pyramids.

3. It runs under Islamic law. While the Saudis have moderated somewhat (only to be blasted by media campaigns led by Qatar and operatives like Jamal Khashoggi) Qatar pretends to be moderate. The pretense collapsed when the myth hit the reality in a glass of beer.

Qatar has banned beer at World Cup football stadiums, just two days before the opening match, the New York Times reported Friday.

The decision comes after several changes to the rules on the consumption of alcohol caused tensions between FIFA, world football’s governing body, and the Muslim host country, where drinking in public is prohibited.

However, beer will still be available in luxury suites reserved for FIFA officials and other wealthy guests, the New York Times reported citing an official who asked not to be named.

Everyone else can go to hell.

Islamic law on the subject is pretty clear. Qatar not only operates under Sharia law, but uses its influence operations through platforms like its Al Jazeera propaganda network, not to mention the Muslim Brotherhood, to inflict them far beyond its borders.

Western infidels allowed themselves to be lied to, likely bribed and beguiled into believing that Islamists don’t take their own religion seriously. They do. They’re willing to lie, cheat and kill on the way to getting there, but they will still get there. And you will not get any beer, infidel.

Qatari officials has changed their minds on the subject of alcohol, forcing Budweiser — which has the exclusivity to sell beer at World Cup matches — to relocate stalls selling beer outside the stadiums because the Qatari rulers wanted alcohol to be less prominent. Now it has been banned altogether. FIFA said in a statement.

That’s a problem because FIFA has a €72 million contract with Budweiser. The brewing giant tweeted “Well, this is awkward…” after the news broke.

Hopefully, Budweiser sues everyone involved, including FIFA officials and Qatar.

That said, how could anyone believe that Osama bin Laden’s favorite platform would be okay with booze? Did anyone really expect Budweiser at the state sponsor of the Muslim Brotherhood?

But at least in Europe, there can be criticism of Qatar. In the United States, Qatar has a death grip on our elected officials, on the media and on D.C. It outright controls Brookings and the media keeps repeating its Khashoggi propaganda.

In Europe, they talk back. Here they just bow to Qatar.

The Qatari minister claimed that there are inaccurate numbers being reported on the deaths of migrant workers and that “some media, unfortunately, said that Qatari nationals are a bunch of terrorists.” He said such reports were “smear campaigns” against Qatar.

Another German MEP, Dietmar Köster of the Socialists & Democrats, said he would not be watching the World Cup, while Miguel Urbán Crespo from the Left group called it “a World Cup of shame” and backed a boycott of the event.

Dutch MEP Peter van Dalen from the center-right European People’s Party said “World Cup 2022 should never have ended up in Qatar.”

Finally, some good bipartisanship.

NYC Issues ‘Halal Guide” Featuring Terror Mosques

Before the 21st anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, New York City issued an official “Halal Guide” to its landmarks and tourist attractions.

The guide, featuring Muslim women in hijabs in front of skyscrapers, informs us that Muslims are “making an indelible mark on the City” and boasts of the “over 275 mosques spread across all five boroughs—more than any other metro area in the US”. That’s almost one mosque for every 9 people murdered in and around the World Trade Center by Islamic terrorists.

The guide, to its credit, begins its Manhattan section with the 9/11 Memorial in its “Must See & Do” section, but that’s probably in alphabetical order. Beyond halal eateries, it seems clueless about what Muslims might want to do in New York City, recommending a visit to an “avant-garde theater” in a warehouse featuring a production of 4:48 Psychosis, a play by a suicidal British playwright who then killed herself. The play was described as a “75-minute suicide note”.

That might also be a good description of New York City’s decision to issue a Halal Guide.

The Halal Guide also advises Muslims to visit The Lit. Bar, a bookstore/wine bar with a sizable LGBTQ section. That’s not so much a suggestion as a hate crime.

But the Halal Guide also makes a point of appending the location of a nearby mosque, one of those 275, to each American landmark. And the Guide’s choices have quite a history.

The Halal Guide recommends the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge. The ISBR was a target of NYPD surveillance before the De Blasio administration dismantled the city’s potent counterterrorism machine.

Shahawar Matin Siraj, a Pakistani who worked at the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge’s bookstore, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a plot to bomb a midtown Manhattan subway station.

After the attack, Zein Rimawi, a founder and board member of ISBR, ranted, “You see Afghanistan, and it’s a war against the Muslims. Iraq, it’s a war against the Muslims. Palestine, it’s a war against the Muslims. Chechnya, a war against the Muslims.”

The ISBR’s alleged support for Hamas came up when another Muslim terrorist opened fire on a van full of Jewish boys after attending services at the mosque. A newspaper account stated how the Islamic terrorist, “heard the imam at Bay Ridge sermonize about the importance of jihad and about how the Jews harbor eternal hatred for Muslims”.

A secret NYPD document had stated that the police believed that “individuals believed to be supporters/members of Hamas may have links to the Bronx Muslim Center and the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge.”

Is the Bronx Muslim Center in the Halal Guide? Obviously. The Bronx Muslim Center is promoted as the prayer destination of choice for devout tourists visiting the Bronx Zoo.

But things get much worse when the Halal Guide goes back to Brooklyn.

Want to go to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, nearby Prospect Park (the borough’s answer to Central Park) or visit the Brooklyn Museum? The Halal Guide recommends Masjid At-Taqwa.

The Al-Taqwa Mosque, mentioned six times in the guide, is headed by Imam Siraj Wahhaj who was an unindicted co-conspirator in the bombing of the World Trade Center.

Wahhaj is famous for saying things such as “you don’t need nuclear weapons or even guns! If you have faith in Allah and a knife!” and “I will never ever tell people, ‘don’t be violent, that is not the Islamic way.’ The violence has to be selected”.

Also he’s spoken in favor of stoning people to death and cutting off their hands. “If Allah says 100 strikes, 100 strikes it is. If Allah says cut off their hand, you cut off their hand. If Allah says stone them to death, through the Prophet Muhammad, then you stone them to death.”

New York City is guiding tourists to his mosque and hoping they won’t have any body parts chopped off.

Three years ago, the FBI raided a compound owned by his son and found the remains of a 3-year-old boy. Members of the Wahhaj family were indicted for “providing material support to terrorists” and “conspiracy to murder an officer or employee of the United States”.

The NYPD conducted surveillance of the Al-Taqwa Mosque. The city noted in a legal filing that Wahhaj had “testified as a character witness for Clement Hampton El, a Masjid At Taqwa attendee who was convicted as one of the Blind Sheikh’s coconspirators in the Landmarks Plot.”

That was a plot to bomb tunnels and bridges, and other locations on July 4th.

The filing also noted that “members of the mosque’s security team have instructed individuals on how to disarm police officers” and terrorists who attended various mosque combat classes.

In Queens, the Halal Guide recommends the Masjid Al-Falah or the Al-Falah Mosque. The mosque was associated with the Tablighi Jamaat movement and was described by Stratfor as its North American headquarters. Tablighi Jamaat has been linked to multiple Islamic terror attacks and movements. “We have a significant presence of Tablighi Jamaat in the United States,” the FBI’s deputy chief of international terrorism section had warned, “and we have found that Al-Qaeda used them for recruiting now and in the past.”

The Halal Guide touts the Al-Falah Mosque for anyone visiting Corona Park or the Queens Museum. And if you don’t like Al-Falah, there’s the Al-Iman Mosque which was at the center of the false claim that it had been attacked by an Islamophobe who peed on their prayer rugs.

The actual story was that Omar Riviera, a Latino man on a bender, urinated on the street near the entrance to the mosque. After the media was saturated with false claims that he had shouted “anti-Muslim slurs” and “terrorists” and was accused of a hate crime, the case collapsed. Meanwhile the mosque appeared to host antisemitic conspiracy theories.

And if those options don’t seem good, try the Hazrati Abu Bakr Siddique mosque.

The Afghan mosque was also the choice of Najibullah Zazi, an Afghan terrorist trained by Al Qaeda who wanted to bomb subway trains during rush hour in time for Ramadan.

The mosque was at the center of a legal battle between the imam and its founders who accused each other of supporting the Taliban. Also, allegedly a member of the mosque, was Saifur Rahman Halimi, a representative of Afghan terror warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar who had been allied with Bin Laden, and whose forces were responsible for the murder of American soldiers.

All of this is considered fit for a Halal Guide issued by New York City.

Stroll through Central Park, the guide advises, pay your respects at the 9/11 museum and memorial, then go on to Brooklyn and Queens, stop by a few terror mosques.

The Halal Guide closes with a shot of downtown Manhattan past the Brooklyn Bridge. On top of the tower is an American flag. One of the two made famous when people, fleeing the carnage of the Islamic terrorist attack on September 11, walked across it, some covered in ash. The picture’s angle conveniently evades the two towers that are missing. And will always be missing.

The Halal Guide, unintentionally, tells the story of what they took from us and what replaced it.

Arab Racism: Sudan anger over racist slur caught on air at Bashir trial

A racist insult broadcast live on Sudanese television during a high-profile trial involving ex-President Omar al-Bashir has triggered an outcry against the racism that continues to permeate Sudanese society three years after the long-time leader was ousted.

Warning: This article contains words which some may find offensive

Bashir’s defence team were chatting among themselves in the courtroom in the capital, Khartoum, and did not realise that their microphones were still on.

One of them was heard to say: “This ‘slave’ with his ugly nose irritates me.”

The Arabic word for slave, “abd”, is often used in Sudan to refer to people whose perceived roots are thought to be African instead of Arab – and is a derogatory term used to describe black people.

The comment, about three hours into the hearing, had nothing to do with the trial being aired on Sudan TV and the YouTube and Facebook pages of the Sudan News Agency (Suna).

The men were discussing renowned journalist Lukman Ahmed, who had just been sacked as director of the state-owned broadcaster, where I also used to work.

Ahmed, a former BBC Arabic correspondent who originally comes from Darfur, had been appointed to the role when a civilian coalition and the military were sharing power after Bashir’s ousting.

Last October, the generals reneged on the power-sharing deal, launching a coup. Ahmed stayed on in his post for another six months, but in the end he was accused of failing to honour the military head of state, having relegated news about him to the bottom of the bulletins.

A clip of the lawyer’s comments went viral, with many on social media quick to denounce the racist slur made at Ahmed’s expense.

It brought to mind one of the slogans of the 2019 uprising when revolutionaries chanted: “Oh you arrogant racist, the whole country is Darfur.”

It was aimed at Bashir, who first came to power in 1989 in an Islamist-backed coup and who became infamous around the world for the conflict in Darfur.

He has been charged by the International Criminal Court (ICC) with committing war crimes and genocide there after pro-government, horse-riding Arab militias, known as Janjaweed, in the early 2000s started targeting villages and driving out their non-Arab residents – or “Zurga”, the local term for ethnic black communities. Bashir refuses to go to The Hague but denies the charges, saying they’re politically motivated.

The fact that it was one of Bashir’s lawyers who made the comment somehow drove home for the revolutionaries that Sudan has taken a step backwards.

Bashir and his contemporaries may still be on trial, but the man who ruled Sudan for nearly 30 years, holding the highest army rank of field marshal, is no longer in jail.

Since the coup he has been in a private military hospital, and many believe the junta will eventually move him home, under house arrest, on humanitarian grounds – continuing the rollback of the revolution that forced him from power.

“This is the outcome of a culture of a corrupt mentality,” the leader of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCP), which had been part of the civilian coalition that was overthrown, tweeted.

As well as Twitter outrage, the Darfur Bar Association has come out in support of Ahmed, launching a case on his behalf against the defence team and the lawyer.

Ahmed told the BBC it was intended “fight racism from spreading in the country”.

To see such blatant racism aimed at a “broad sector of the Sudanese and humanity across the world” in a formal setting “by men of law” was shocking, he said.

To make matters worse, one of the lawyers also used a blasphemous term about Ahmed, saying he cursed his religion – ironically missing the point that the journalist is Muslim too, in what is a majority Muslim country.

Since independence in 1956, racist attitudes have been prevalent in Sudan, both in private and in public – a legacy of the 19th Century slave trade when Ottoman, European and Arab traders launched raids to the south to bring back captives to sell.

It has been a long-held belief that the racist attitudes of Khartoum’s elites has been a driving factor in the country’s turbulent history.

It ultimately pushed the South Sudanese to independence as well as triggering the rebellions against marginalisation in Darfur, the Nuba Mountains and the Blue Nile, which all have large non-Arab populations.

Sudan’s racism is also the focus of a trial at The Hague, where a former Janjaweed leader denies charges of committing crimes against humanity in Darfur.

Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-al-Rahman, also known as Ali Kushayb, is the first person to be tried by the ICC over the conflict that left about 300,000 people dead and more than two million homeless.

Since the October coup, public discourse has again become loaded with racist undertones, hate speech and incitement to violence.

Darfur has again witnessed a resurgence of ethnic clashes and a wave of violent crime has swept the capital and other cities in recent months.

Groups from outside Khartoum from different ethnic backgrounds are being blamed for the street gangsterism, which usually involves armed men on motorbikes, known as “long nines” because of the multiple passengers aboard.

Social media is full of clips of vigilantes beating alleged criminals and lynchings, further fuelling ethnic tension.

The gangs have become associated with rebels from groups in places like the Blue Nile, Darfur and the Nuba Mountains, who felt snubbed by the power-sharing government and have since sided with the military – effectively joining the side they were once fighting.

Those the rebels were purportedly representing see it as an outrage – and it feeds into distrust by Khartoum’s elites of outsiders, leading to pernicious relations between the country’s different regions.

Sudan’s deputy leader, Lt-Gen Mohamed Hamdan “Hemeti” Dagolo, is using all this to his advantage. Seen by the elite as an outsider, from Darfur, he heads the powerful paramilitary Rapid Support Force that has grown out of the Janjaweed.

But his new alliance with his former enemies – the Darfur rebels-cum-mercenaries – has allowed him to further cultivate his power.

Added to this toxic mix is the fact that Sudan has no law criminalising racism – meaning Ahmed is likely to lose his legal battle.

Yet he and his supporters hope the case will shine a light on how racism continues to undermine the country’s social fabric – and so eventually bring some change.

Arab Racism in Tunisia: ‘I lost the will to leave my home’

According to a survey commissioned by BBC News Arabic, 80% of Tunisians believe that racial discrimination is a problem in their country – the highest figure in the Middle East and North Africa region. With black people making up 10-15% of the Tunisian population, there are fears the fight against racial discrimination is now at a standstill after the suspension of parliament, the country’s first black female MP has told the BBC.

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Lassad Karim loved his job and had spent 12 years at the same company, until he said he faced racism at the hands of a new manager.

“We were having a discussion when out of the blue she insulted me,” he told the BBC.

Mr Karim accuses the manger of using a term commonly used to demean black people as servants: “This is not an acceptable word, it’s hurtful.”

“I was in shock. Why? What am I guilty of? What did I do? I was broken.”

It shook his self-esteem, even to this day.

“I loved being out and about. Now I’ve lost the will to go anywhere beyond my front door,” he said.

There is widespread acknowledgement of racism in Tunisia. Some 80% agree that discrimination is a problem, according to a poll carried out for BBC News Arabic by the Arab Barometer network.

New legislation, called Law 50, was introduced in 2018, making Tunisia the first country in the Arab region to outlaw discrimination specifically on racial grounds.

It was the culmination of years of campaigning by activists who felt empowered by the 2011 democracy protests which saw the overthrow of long-time President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.

Under Law 50, those found guilty of racist language or acts can receive a prison sentence of up to three years. Authorities can also impose a maximum fine of 3,000 dinars ($950; £775).

It has so far succeeded in prosecuting some of those guilty of discrimination, including a case in the city of Sfax where a woman was found guilty of racially abusing her daughter’s Afro-Arab teacher.

But this was not the case for Mr Karim. His employer denied racism or firing him and his case was dismissed due to lack of evidence.

Mr Karim is one of many black people who say they are still victims of racism, despite this relatively new legal deterrent, as the country’s first black MP explained.

“Almost daily, I receive letters from citizens, especially black people. I receive their messages. I receive their complaints,” Jamila Ksiksi said.

She said after the suspension of parliament, lawmakers can no longer raise in the channels of power the plight of constituents suffering from racism, nor scrutinise the efforts of the government to tackle it.

“The Tunisian people have no voice without a parliament,” she continued.

Tunisia’s ongoing social and economic crisis deepened last July after President Kais Saied suspended parliament and dismissed the government.

President Saied had said his decision was the only way to reform the country and break Tunisia’s political paralysis.

The 64-year-old president last month ordered parliamentary polls after a referendum on a new constitution granted him sweeping new powers.

According to Ms Ksiksi, Tunisia’s parliament used to have a central role in scrutinising the implementation of the landmark anti-racism legislation, but that is no longer possible.

She fears that court cases looking into racial discrimination will now take longer to be processed by the courts because of the political turmoil.

“There is no entity to help push, or to ask for the reasons behind the delays. Dissolving the parliament is a huge obstacle for people to get their rights.”

Ms Ksiksi also worries about what she sees as a lack of clarity over whether the new constitution would protect civil rights legislation, particularly Law 50.

BBC News Arabic has reached out to a spokesman of the new government appointed by President Kais, but has received no reply so far.

However, a prominent Tunisian politician and an ally of the president has denied the fight against racism has been sidetracked by recent events.

“The judiciary’s work has never stopped. They are still implementing Law 50,” said Amal Hamrouni of the El-Tayyar El-Chaabi party.

As for scrutinising the work of the government, Ms Hamrouni said President Kais had no choice but to suspend parliament.

“The legislative chamber was not doing its job. It was mired in internal struggles. It was right of the president to suspend it,” she said.

The scope of Law 50 is not just about tackling isolated events of racism, but also about addressing a legacy of discrimination in Tunisia.

Kamal Atig Zeiri, a taxi driver, said he has faced racism all his life and wants to drop the “Atig” in his surname because of the history of the word, describing it as “embarrassing”. Atig means “freed by”.

His ancestors were among millions of black Africans sold as slaves throughout the Arab world over the centuries. Tunisia became the first Arab country to abolish this trade in 1846.

“It worries me a lot and I won’t rest until I delete it from my surname,” Mr Atig Zeiri told the BBC. “This word has caused me a psychological problem,” he continued.

In theory, Law 50 should give Mr Atig Zeiri the freedom to change his name, however, he is still waiting for the courts to approve his request. His daughter, Lena, has been able to alter her surname.

Transferred to Spain a young Algerian burned alive after rejecting a marriage proposal

A young Algerian, Ryma, has been transferred to Spain to receive health care due to serious burns suffered after being doused with gasoline and set on fire by a neighbor who rejected his marriage proposal.

The 28-year-old woman is originally from Makuda, in the Algerian wilaya of Tizi Uzu and her injuries are very serious, third and fourth degree burns all over her body, according to the Algerian news portal TSA.

Ryma is a French teacher and led a peaceful life with her family until September 26, when a neighbor asked for her hand. Seeing himself rejected, he set fire to the young woman as revenge.

She was admitted that same day to the intensive care unit of the Tizi-Uzu University Hospital, but due to the lack of adequate resources, she decided to request her transfer abroad.

On October 14, Ryma was transferred to Madrid on a medicalized plane and has been admitted to the Quironsalud University Hospital in Madrid.

Ryma’s family and friends have launched a donation drive to cover the costs of a story that has quickly gone viral and drawn solidarity from Algeria.

“We appeal to all charitable souls to donate,” explained the mother from the hospital. “Ryma needs you, everyone to continue living,” added other relatives. The Leetchi fundraising page has already raised more than 52,500 euros and the goal is to reach 100,000 (

Female Muslim Syracuse U. students demand exclusive pool accommodations

Some female Muslim students at Syracuse University say they can’t swim (or learn to swim) because the school won’t grant them exclusive hours when only they can be in the pool.

Or, more specifically, when no men can be present.

“Covering, or maintaining modest dress for religious reasons, is at best uncomfortable and at worst impossible for Muslim women who choose to cover their bodies when they’re using Barnes Center facilities, such as the pool,” The Daily Orange reports.

Syracuse grad student Sajiah Naqib told the student paper that when she lived in Malaysia (where almost two-thirds of the population is Muslim) there were separate pools for men and women.

“Usually I’d have to fix my scarf while I’m in the pool, but if you’re in an environment where it’s just girls, you don’t really care and you can swim,” Naqib said. “You’re more comfortable.”

Minnesota’s ‘Spirit Hijab’ School District has Produced Multiple Islamic Terrorists

The Burnsville, Minnesota public school district where “school spirit hijabs” are being offered to elementary students has produced multiple Islamic terrorists, including an ISIS member who was killed in combat in the Middle East. Located just 15 miles south of downtown Minneapolis, suburban Burnsville has absorbed thousands of Somali Islamic migrants, who now exert their religious influence over the local public school district.

As National File recently reported, William Byrne Elementary School in Burnsville, Minnesota is offering “school spirit hijabs” to its young students, under the guise of the school’s “Somali cultural liaison” and in conjunction with its parent-teacher organization. The Sharia-compliant head garb for kids is available in the school’s online “spirit store” and is going on sale at various school events for $6. They come in two colors and feature the school’s bulldog mascot.

Notably, the hijabs are $4 cheaper than any other spirit item.

National File attempted to make contact with William Byrne Elementary School’s principal, Jon Bonneville, but received no response. National File had hoped to learn whether the school would begin offering “school spirit crucifixes” or “school spirit yarmulkes” to students not adhering to the Christian and Jewish faiths and asked principal Bonneville if the hijab sales meant the school was endorsing Sharia law.

After learning of the school spirit hijab program, National File took a deeper look into Burnsville’s local school system, which is officially known as Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, and found deeply disturbing ties to Islamic terrorism.

Burnsville appears to be part of a larger web of terror issues fanning out from Minneapolis, where the import of record levels of Islamic migrants culminated in the 2018 election of far-left Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, herself a migrant of Somali origin who has dismissed the 9/11 attacks as being no big deal.

A 2013 article in Minnesota’s left-wing Star Tribune newspaper celebrated Burnsville’s rapid transformation from an All-American town to an “immigrant suburb” with a “huge Somali population.” 

“Burnsville is among the top-10 destinations” for Somali migrants in Minnesota, The Star Tribune reported.

Two years after that report, Minnesota Public Radio News published a lengthy profile on a trio of Muslim Burnsville teenagers who set out to join ISIS. All of them are of Somali migrant backgrounds and all of them attended Burnsville High School.

According to the MPR report and DOJ press releases, on March 9, 2014, 18-year-old former Burnsville High School student Hanad Mohallim boarded a flight from Minnesota to Turkey, where he set out to join ISIS at the Syrian border, and was successful.

Alarmingly, after making his way to the ISIS terror organization, Mohallim was able to keep in touch with his family in the United States and informed them that he was “serving” as a “border guard” on behalf of ISIS. Some months later, his family reported that he’d been killed in combat.

Iran set up fake social media network to stoke violence, tensions in Israel – report

Iran is suspected of setting up a social media network targeting Israeli nationalist and ultra-Orthodox Jews in order to encourage violence against Arab Israelis and stoke tensions in the country, according to a Thursday report by the BBC.

According to the Israeli disinformation watchdog FakeReporter, which uncovered the group’s suspected Iranian origin, its goal was to help fuel “religious war” by amplifying “fear, hatred and chaos.”

According to the report, the “Aduk” or “strictly religious” group presented itself as a “virtual religious union for the religious public.”

State University of New York at Fredonia Has a pedophile apologist on Campus

A professor of ethics and philosophy at the State University of New York at Fredonia (SUNY) said it “is not obvious” to him that an adult wanting to have sex with a child is wrong, according to videos obtained by the Twitter account Libs of TikTok.

“Imagine that an adult male wants to have sex with a 12-year-old girl, imagine that she is a willing participant,” SUNY Professor Dr. Stephen Kershnar said. “A very standard, very widely held view that there’s something deeply wrong about this and it’s wrong independent of it being criminalized. It’s not obvious to me that it is in fact wrong.”

“I think, this is a mistake,” Kershnar said. “I think exploring why it is a mistake will tell us not only things about adult-child sex and statutory rape, but also about fundamental principles of morality.”

“The notion that it is wrong, even with a one-year-old, is not quite obvious to me,” Kershnar said. The SUNY professor cited reports about foreign cultures, which he admits he doesn’t know to be true, where grandmothers allegedly fellate baby boys to calm them down, which he said makes it “hard to see what would be wrong with it.”

Kershnar also compared minor consent to sex as similar to agreeing to play a kickball game or participate in a lesson because “there’s lots of activities that children engage in that they don’t understand all that well.”

In another video, where Kershnar is talking with Thaddeus Russell of Renegade University on his podcast “Unregistered,” Kershnar discussed the belief that adult-minor sex is a matter of “rights infringement” because adolescents can’t give valid consent, an argument neither Kershnar nor Russell said they were convinced by.

“We make children do all sorts of things that they don’t want to do,” Kershnar said, a statement Russell affirmed and thanked Kershnar for expressing. “We make them go to church, we make them go to temple, we tell them to go to school, they got to go to the dentist, they got to go to their sister’s ballet recital.”

Russell said he has been making arguments “more or less in defense of adult-child sex” in classrooms for 25 years.

Kershnar cited “metastudies” suggesting that sex between adult males and underage males is not harmful or “if it is harmful we can’t decide whether the harm is due to the sex itself or the fact that society goes berserk over it.”

Regarding the law, Kershnar said that “if we don’t know whether willing sex with 15-year-olds is going to have net good or bad consequences,” that activity should not be criminalized.

Kershnar went on to say attraction to “pre-pubescent individuals” is “fairly widespread among young men … in our society,” a claim he said indicates “a strong benefit to adult-child sex.”

Kershnar is the author of the 2015 book titled “Pedophilia and Adult–Child Sex: A Philosophical Analysis,” which “looks at the moral status of such adult-child sex,” according to the book description. He said the “problem is that it is not clear whether these judgments are justified and whether they are aesthetic or moral.” 

The book description says that “many people find it disgusting to view images of obese people having sex, but it is hard to see what is morally undesirable about such sex: here the judgment is aesthetic” as an “analogy” to justify adult-child sex.

In a 2003 paper, “A Liberal Argument For Slavery,” Kershnar argued a “slavery contract is not a rights violation” and described his strategy “to show that formation and enforcement of a slavery contract does not necessarily infringe upon anyone’s moral rights or lead to pejorative exploitation and hence maybe not be disallowed on liberal grounds.”

Kershnar authored a book in 2014 titled “Gratitude toward Veterans: Why Americans Should Not Be Very Grateful to Veterans.“

The ethics professor also condoned discrimination against women in an academic paper that argued “it is morally permissible and should be legally permissible for state and private professional schools to discriminate against women” and “such schools may discount womens applications to the degree that they are likely to produce less than male counterparts.”

SUNY Fredonia President Stephen H. Kolison said in a statement that he was aware of a video online involving one of the university’s professors expressing views Kolison described as “reprehensible.” Kolison said the professor’s views do not represent the values of SUNY Fredonia and that the matter is being reviewed.

SUNY Fredonia and Renegade University did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s requests for comment.

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Texas synagogue attacker was a member of deadly terror group Tablighi Jamaat

For years I have been exposing the notorious face of Tablighi Jamaat, which is known in the world as the antechamber of terrorism. While recently Saudi Arabia has imposed ban on the activities of this dangerous organization, activities of Tablighi Jamaat have been continuing in most of the Muslim nations as well as India, the United States, Britain and the European countries.

Tablighi Jamaat also has activities in countries such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and the former Soviet republics, thus posing gravest threat to national security of those nations.Although the US authorities are reluctant in taking action against the activities of Tablighi Jamaat, Malik Faisal Akram, the Pakistani-born British national and the hostage-taker at the synagogue in Texas was found to be a member of Tablighi Jamaat. Akram’s family hails from Jhelum district in Punjab province in Pakistan and the family emigrated to the United Kingdom nearly five decades ago.

Faisal Malik Akram took four people as hostages at the Texas synagogue, which was finally termed as an act of terror by Joe Biden. In light of this incident, a counterterrorism expert affiliated with the American Enterprise Institute said Pakistan has once again emerged as a terror-sponsoring country, which poses serious threat to national security of the foreign nations, including the United States.

According to Indian newspaper the Hindustan Times, Faisal Malik Akram was a member of Tablighi Jamaat and had travelled abroad for activities related to the organization.

Akram’s father is a well-known member of the Muslim community in London. His family has political links through Malik Irfan, a Councillor linked to the British Labor Party.

According to media reports, Akram had previously served as the head of the Rondell street Islamic Centre in London, also known as Reza Masjid [Reza Mosque]. The mosque mainly attracts Muslims of Pakistani origin. He also prayed at the Eldorado Mosque, where largely the congregation is Gujarati Muslims.

A vocal supporter of radical Islam, sharia and jihad, Akram has also participated in demonstrations supporting pro-Palestine agenda and Guantanamo Bay prisoner rallies. He has been a diehard supporter of Palestinian Arab terrorist activities as well as notorious activities of Hamas.

Members of his family as well as the Pakistani Muslim community in Britain are actively participating in anti-Semite propaganda and Jew hatred. Members of the Pakistani Muslim community as well as Tablighi Jamaat portray Israel as an “evil nation” while they also brand Jews and Zionists as “apes, pigs” and “enemies of Allah”.

According to media reports, Faisal Malik Akram sought the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist and also known as ‘Lady Al Qaeda’ serving a more than 80-years sentence in the United States. The conviction of Siddiqui in 2010 had sparked outrage in Pakistan. Later, the Pakistani Senate had passed a resolution in 2018, calling her “Daughter of the Nation” and urged the government to take “concrete steps” for her repatriation.

While the news of Siddiqui’s arrest passed with little notice in the US, her conviction led to widespread demonstrations in Pakistan and to demands that Pakistani authorities suspend the delivery of supplies for the war effort in Afghanistan.Ad Unmute

“Siddiqui isn’t well known in the US, but in Pakistan, she’s a big name – many views her as an innocent victim. Also, at a point, Islamic State (ISIS) had demanded that she be released in exchange for ISIS captives”, Michael Kugelman, the deputy director of the Asia program at Washington’s Wilson Center, wrote on Twitter.

Following the latest incident of Faisal Malik Akram and his connections with Tablighi Jamaat, counterterrorism experts are raising the demand for an immediate ban on the activities of this dangerous jihadist vessel. They also are calling upon the Indian authorities to immediately impose ban on activities of Tablighi Jamaat and evict the so-called headquarters of this dangerous group from New Delhi, India.

Faisal Malik Akram was not a lone wolf terrorist. He was one of the wolves in a pack that wants to destroy the West.

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is an anti-Jihadist journalist, columnist, author & peace activist, Editor & Publisher of the Weekly Blitz He was awarded the PEN USA Freedom to Write Award 2005; AJC Moral Courage Award 2006, Key to the Englewood City, NJ, USA [Highest Honor] 2007; Monaco Media Award, 2007.Follow him on Twitter @salah_shoaib

How did the Texas synagogue jihadi get a tourist visa to come to the U.S. despite having a criminal record?

“‘How was he allowed into the US to begin with?’ House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy demands answers from the Biden administration about how British synagogue gunman with criminal convictions was let into America,” by Elizabeth Elkind and Jennifer Smith,, January 18, 2022:

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is demanding President Joe Biden’s White House answer how a UK national with a criminal history was allowed to fly to the United States where he held four people hostage at a synagogue in Texas over the weekend.

In addition to condemning the attack, he and other national Republican figures like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have been grilling the administration over its handling of the incident.

Many accused the president of directing more federal law enforcement resources toward American parents protesting Critical Race Theory and mask mandates in public schools.

There is growing outrage and demand for answers as to how the British terrorist gunman who took four hostages at a synagogue in Colleyville on Saturday was even able to enter the US on a tourist visa when he was known to intelligence agencies in the UK.

The FBI has declined to comment on the matter.

Malik Faisal Akram, 44, flew to New York City from the UK on January 22, despite being known to MI5 and having a criminal record.

‘Over the past 48 hours, President Biden’s Justice Department has gone from denying the clear and religious, anti-Semitic implications of this attack to now backtracking to what we all already knew to be true. Now as more information becomes available, it only raises more questions,’ McCarthy said in a statement first sent to

The top GOP lawmaker in the House of Representatives accused Biden officials of ‘downplaying’ the attack and demanded to know why the FBI ‘initially disregard[ed] the role anti-Semitism played in this hostage situation.’

‘How was it that someone with an apparent criminal record and suspicious travel history was allowed into the United States to begin with?’ he also questioned. ‘What national security concerns remain?’…

Akram’s family say he had a criminal history but somehow, he was able to get an ESTA tourist visa – which are supposed to be off-limits to foreigners who have broken the law.

Akram spent two weeks at a homeless shelter in Dallas, during which time he was able to buy a gun on the street….

‘How long did the FBI know a radical Islamist foreign national with a criminal record was in the country? Were they working with him or his associates?

‘How did this person get a visa? Did he slip through the cracks because they were too busy surveilling your conservative grandma?’ Donald Trump Jr. tweeted.

‘They don’t want us to talk about how a known jihadist got past the FBI and into the country, obtained an illegal firearm, and took hostages at a synagogue,’ Jasec Posobiec said.

Stephen Miller, Trump’s former adviser, tweeted that ‘every journalist’ should be asking whether Biden changing vetting laws for tourists contributed to the incident.

The Independent reports that Akram was known to MI5 but that they didn’t consider him a severe threat.

It’s unclear what he said in his application for an ESTA tourist visa, which asks whether or not applicants have a criminal record.

The ESTA website claims checks will be carried out to see if an applicant has any undisclosed criminal convictions on file.

But according to social justice charity Nacro, the US authorities do not have access to criminal records held on the UK’s Police National Computer.

There was equal outrage in the UK, where lawmakers demanded to know how he was able to by-pass America’s immigration rules, which are known to be some of the strictest in the world.

Tory MP Bob Seely told MailOnline there seemed to have been a ‘dreadful’ error at the UK and US borders caused by an ‘intelligence failure’ and it needed to be looked at.

‘This is clearly a failure of intelligence sharing. It is absolutely dreadful that he has been allowed to go to the States and hurt people.

‘Clearly something has gone wrong somewhere,’ he said.

Another senior MP with knowledge of the security services voiced surprise that the background had not been picked up. ‘How did he get into the US?’ they said. ‘You get picked up for walking on the cracks in the pavement.’

Yesterday, his brother, Gulbar, demanded how he was allowed into America despite a long criminal record.

He said Malik was mentally ill and was mourning the death of his brother three months ago, reportedly from Covid.

The extent of his criminal record is not yet clear, but it may be that some of his offences may have been too petty or too old to stop him being turned away from the United States’ border.

Arab Islamic Racism: (Lebanon) Hezbollah trolls harass critical Black news anchor with racist tweets

BEIRUT: Hate-filled, misogynist, and racist tweets have targeted a Sudanese TV anchor following a report on her show that criticized the Lebanese government, including Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.

The fury targeting Dalia Ahmad came after she described the country’s long-reigning party officials as crocodiles during her show “Fashet Khalq” on Lebanon’s Al-Jadeed news channel. 

#DogBreedImprovement was trending in Lebanon in Arabic after vicious tweets sent out by Hezbollah loyalist accounts attacked Ahmad and the color of her skin.

“You’d be sitting under the safety of God when a black dog comes and starts barking, you want to hit it but then it appears not to be a dog but a black female dog from Sudan,” read a tweet from a profile featuring a photo of the slain Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani.

“May God curse the sperm that settled in the womb of the mother of those who offend you, Mr. Nasrallah #DogBreedImprovement,” read another tweet in Arabic. The account’s profile has the word Hezbollah in Arabic with a yellow heart next to it.

Another tweet read: “Without #hizbollah Dalia Ahmed would have been offered for sale in the slave market, along with her ilk, by ISIS.”  

“Never in my life have I bullied or criticized the creation of our Lord, but this despicable woman, because her heart and tongue are so black they are reflecting on her ugly and malicious face,” read a tweet from @KassemHala555, which had a black smiley face emoji at the end and two images of Ahmad.

Texas Synagogue Terrorist Came Out of UK Islamist No-Go Zone

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

As far back as 2013, Pakistani Muslim terrorists had plotted to take “foreign Jews” hostage to trade for ‘Lady Al Qaeda’. In 2022, a Pakistani Muslim terrorist actually went out and did it.

The hostage crisis at Congregation Beth Israel, a Reform Temple in Texas, ended with Faisal Akram of Blackburn, another post-industrial English town where Muslims make up a third of the population and Pakistanis account for over 10 percent, dead, and his Jewish hostages set free.

Back home, the Blackburn Muslim Community page announced that “Faisal Akram has sadly departed from this temporary world” and prayed that Allah “bless him with the highest ranks of Paradise”.

The BMC page had previously promoted a “charity” event to raise money for “Palestinians” by the Human Relief Foundation, which had been banned by Israel over its ties to Hamas.

The town has produced no shortage of Jihadists, including the youngest terrorist in the UK, as well as a number of Jihadis who traveled to join ISIS, an associate of shoe bomber Richard Reid, and a terrorist who played a key role in an Al Qaeda plot that targeted New York and D.C.

Blackburn is one of the most segregated towns in the country and has been described as a “no-go zone”. The area that produced the Temple Terrorist has the highest Muslim population outside of London where some claim that flying the English flag has been effectively outlawed.

The setting couldn’t be any better for the media to whitewash the murderous terrorist with the familiar excuses that he was the victim of failed integration in the United Kingdom. His family, in an even more familiar excuse, is claiming that he “was suffering from mental health issues”.

That, along with the claim by FBI Special Agent in Charge Matt DeSarno that the terrorist, “was singularly focused on one issue, and it was not specifically related to the Jewish community”, is becoming the very familiar narrative for covering up the latest Muslim terror attack.

But antisemitism, like Islamism, was part of the air that Faisal Akram breathed in Blackburn.

Salim Mulla, Blackburn’s former mayor and current Labour councilor, claimed that Israel was behind ISIS and school shootings in America. Last year, four Muslim men from Blackburn took part in a “Palestinian” convoy while shouting, “F*** the Jews… F*** all of them. F*** their mothers, f*** their daughters and show your support for Palestine. Rape their daughters and we have to send a message like that. Please do it for the poor children in Gaza.”

Siddiqui aka Lady Al Qaeda, on whose behalf the Texas synagogue attack took place, was married to the nephew of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and had assorted recipes for mass murder in her possession when she was captured. Despite graduating from Brandeis, a formerly Jewish university, she demanded at her trial that jurors undergo DNA tests to prove that they are not Jewish. And the Aafia Foundation posted bizarre antisemitic rants about the “degree of poisonous venum (sic) within the heart of American mainstream jewry”.

The hatred of Jews, like the hatred of all non-Muslims, is a crucial motive for Islamic terrorism.

If Blackburn is a miserable place, the tale of the Akram family may reveal why. The official family statement by the terrorist’s brother, Gulbar Akram, claims that “although my brother was suffering from mental health issues we were confident that he would not harm the hostages” and denied that the FBI had rescued the hostages from being killed by his brother. “Don’t believe the bull#### in the media they were released from the fire exit and Not rescued.”

The Blackburn Community message describes the terrorist as having brothers named “Gulbar”, “Malik” and the “Late Gulzameer Akram”.

Two brothers named Gulbar Akram and Gulzameer Akram in Blackburn had been locked up over stolen cars. Another time, a Blackburn resident named Gulbar Akram almost had his nose sliced off. A Gulzameer Akram ran a massive counterfeiting operation from a Blackburn home. A Malik Akram was locked up for harassing girls. Were all of them members of the same clan?

The best way to cover up a terrorist attack is to shift the context. And that’s what they’re doing. But it’s important to dig into the true context to understand the true origins of the Texas attack.

In his book, Among the Mosques, ex-Islamist Ed Husain described Blackburn as “another global hub for the Deobandis and the Tableeghi Jamaat” where the mosques pray for the destruction of the enemies of Islam and texts declare that “there can be no reconciliation between Islam and democracy”.

The Deobandis, who control many of the mosques in Blackburn, originated the Taliban.

Aafia Siddiqui, better known as ‘Lady Al Qaeda’, is a Deobandi, the terrorist on whose behalf Faisal Akram took a synagogue hostage, and a popular cause with Pakistanis. A few years ago the Pakistani Senate had even named the Islamic terrorist, the “Daughter of the Nation”.

Indian Mujahideen co-founder Riyaz Bhatkal had plotted to take Jews hostage a decade ago in order to force ‘Lady Al Qaeda’s release. British Muslim “charities” were a major source of funding to the Jihadist group as they are for many Pakistani Jihadist enterprises.

While much has been made of the advocacy on behalf of Siddiqui by CAIR and other Islamist colonists in America, top Muslim politicians in the UK also vocally demanded her release, including Lord Nazir Ahmed and Lord Altaf Sheikh.

When Husain visited Blackburn, he warned that, “it is clear that a caliphist subculture thrives here, a separate world from the rest of British society.”

Tableeghi Jamaat, whose mosques are known as “breeding grounds” for Jihad, is closely intertwined with Pakistani Islamism and vectored Islamic terrorism. Quite a number have joined Al Qaeda. It is no coincidence that so many Islamic terrorists have come out of Blackburn.

Nor is it a coincidence that the latest Islamic terrorist attack on America originated there.

Faisal Akram traveled to Texas, where ‘Lady Al Qaeda’ sleeps at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell in Fort Worth. He was one of many Muslim pilgrims seeking to extricate her. Just last fall, the Dallas-Forth Worth CAIR and the Pakistani terror regime claimed that Aafia Siddiqui had been assaulted in U.S. custody in the latest effort of many on behalf of ‘Lady Al Qaeda’.

Faisal’s target, a progressive Reform Temple which happened to carry the traditional name of Congregation Beth Israel despite its social justice activist clergyman’s hostility to Israel, was ideally selected to fit Muslim antisemitic obsessions with both Israel and Jews.

The antisemitic rants, the hostage crisis, and the rapid cover-up are all regular features of life for Jews in Europe. Changing demographics are making them a new reality for American Jews.

Any American city or town can become the new Blackburn. That’s the harsh lesson here.

Pakistani antisemitism and obscure Jihadist movements are not local issues, they are global threats. The poison nurtured in a declining British post-industrial town blew up in Texas. We are all interconnected, and that interconnectedness has made the Jihad into a global enterprise. Ideas, tactics, and organizations that once took centuries to colonize the world can travel around it at the speed of the internet and a terror plot can happen at the speed of a jet plane.

We can either police our borders, control our immigration, and build walls around our nations, or we must be resigned to being hunted, stalked, and killed anywhere and at any given moment.

In Blackburn, Muslims anticipate the Texas Jihadist ascending to the “highest ranks of Paradise” where he will enjoy the company of 72 virgins. More Muslims from Blackburn, marinating in the same hatred for America, for Jews, and for anyone unlike them, will follow in his footsteps.

Canadian Arabic-Language Paper Publishes Column Calling for Israel’s Destruction

n a recent December 31 column in Meshwar Media, an Arabic-language publication that has been accused of antisemitism and of publishing blood libels, praising terrorists and comparing Israelis to Nazis, Kamal Khalaf extols the virtues of the Palestinian “revolution” in the 1960s, when Yasser Arafat of the Palestine Liberation Organization achieved widespread international legitimacy in his terror war against Israel.

While Arafat was not successful in his attempts to destroy Israel, Khalaf praises Palestinian terror groups Islamic Jihad and Hamas, which has claimed the lives of hundreds of Israeli civilians in murderous terrorist attacks. “In Gaza, the Al-Qassam Brigades defend the defenseless and besieged people, with all their capabilities,” Khalaf writes. (HRC received an independent expert translation of this column).

One of the most horrific attacks carried out by the Al-Qassam Brigades was in 2002, when a suicide bomber affiliated with Hamas entered a Tel Aviv discotheque popular with teenagers, and blew himself up, murdering 21 young Israelis, whose only crime was being Jewish.

Not content to merely murder the young, Hamas also sent a suicide bomber to the Park Hotel in the Israeli city of Netanya to target a Passover seder of predominantly older Israelis. The bomber entered, blew himself up, and massacred 30 civilians.

These are two out of countless terrorist attacks which Hamas has perpetrated against Israelis.

As appalling as Khalaf’s advocacy for Hamas is, he offers us an insight into why Israel is so hated in his eyes: Israel’s creation, he argues, was based on “assembling peoples and gangs under the banner of religion to replace a people on their land.”

As has been pointed out ad nauseum, the Jewish People’s presence in the Land of Israel is neither novel, nor new. For three millennia, the Jewish People have lived in their ancestral homeland, outliving empires large and small, who sought to supplant the Jewish presence in the Holy Land.

In 1948, the Jewish People achieved independence from the United Kingdom in their quest for self-determination, an accomplishment which every progressive voice in the world should laud as a template for other groups to emulate.

Of course, when one denies the Jewish People’s historic ties to their homeland, it is no surprise then when the State of Israel is seen as utterly illegitimate. And when this abhorrent historical revisionism takes place, destroying all of Israel becomes a moral necessity.