Canada: Muslim who stabbed soldiers and said “Allah told me to come here and kill people” acquitted of terror charges

Ali said (thanks to the Geller Report): “Allah told me to do this, Allah told me to come here and kill people.”

“‘While it is common ground that the defendant had become radicalized, there is no evidence of any connection between him and any other person or group in relation to the attack,’ MacDonnell said in his decision Monday, noting that Ali’s radical religious and ideological beliefs were largely the result of his mental illness.”

So apparently the Canadian authorities do not believe that an individual can be capable of committing an act of terrorism on his own. He has to be part of a group. That is absurd, and even more absurd is the claim that “Ali’s radical religious and ideological beliefs were largely the result of his mental illness.” Is Judge Ian MacDonnell saying that jihad is a manifestation of mental illness? So why is this peculiar pathology so widespread among Muslims, and nonexistent among non-Muslims?

 

“Man accused in military centre stabbing acquitted of terror charges,” Canadian Press, May 14, 2018 (thanks to the Geller Report):

TORONTO — A man with schizophrenia who attacked soldiers at a military recruitment centre in Toronto has been acquitted of terror-related charges and found not criminally responsible for lesser offences due to mental illness.

Judge Ian MacDonnell said Ayanle Hassan Ali’s actions in May 2016 did not fit the intended scope of Canadian terrorism laws.

“While it is common ground that the defendant had become radicalized, there is no evidence of any connection between him and any other person or group in relation to the attack,” MacDonnell said in his decision Monday, noting that Ali’s radical religious and ideological beliefs were largely the result of his mental illness….

His lawyers had argued that, because he committed his actions alone and had never been in contact with any terror groups, he should be found not guilty on the terror charges and ruled “not criminally responsible” for the lesser included offences of attempted murder, assault and weapons offences — a designation that acknowledges the accused committed an offence but, as a result of a mental disorder, could not appreciate the consequences, legality or moral wrongness of their actions….

 

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/05/canada-muslim-who-stabbed-soldiers-and-said-allah-told-me-to-come-here-and-kill-people-acquitted-of-terror-charges

Men-only event at US mosque sparks backlash

A small Muslim community in upstate New York has been thrust into a debate on the place of women after one of their members made a call for change on social media.

For the Hudson Islamic Center, 29 April was a momentous day.

After more than 20 years praying in another building’s basement, they were ready to begin work on a space of their own.

While they had acquired land in 2007, the community had spent years collecting funds for construction. Now with contributions from the working-class families that made up their community and a commitment from a New York City Muslim builder to take payment in phases, the time had come to build a mosque.

On the bright Sunday morning, the community gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony. Local dignitaries were invited, speeches were made and the $1.5m project – a three-floor structure with two minarets and a dome – was unveiled.

Missing from the picture, however, were the women from the community, many of whom had been actively involved in fundraising.

A local Muslim woman, Jabin Ahmed Ruhii, took to Facebook to express her frustration.

“Although the invitation letter said, ‘dear brothers and sisters’ – the men were explicitly told that women are not a part of this gathering,” she wrote.

Ruhii, 24, called the exclusion “discrimination against women and young girls

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44062685

Germany: Statues of saints and crosses destroyed in five churches in Bamberg

This vandalism could have been done by militant atheists, angry ex-Catholics, any number of people. But such people have been in Germany for years, and there has not been significant vandalism of churches. However, Germany has seen a large influx of Muslim migrants in recent years, many of whom believe that it is an insult to Allah to say that Jesus died on the cross (which the Qur’an also denies at 4:157), and that representations of the human form are temptations to idolatry. Could it be possible that Muslim migrants are behind this vandalism? Or would that be “Islamophobic” even to consider?

 

“Statues of saints and crosses destroyed in Bamberg churches,” translated from “Heiligenfiguren und Kreuze in Bamberger Kirchen zerstört,” Kath.net, May 4, 2018 (thanks to David):

Bamberg (kath.net/pl) Statues of saints and crosses have been destroyed in five Bamberg churches. Affected were Catholic churches and a Protestant church. The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Bamberg, Harry Luck, responded to an inquiry from kath.net: “We are shocked and saddened by the violence in Bamberger churches. We can currently confirm 6 cases of vandalism in 5 churches. Sculptures and saints were overturned, pictures were torn off the walls and a window pane was broken….

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/05/germany-statues-of-saints-and-crosses-destroyed-in-five-churches-in-bamberg

ADL smears Canary Mission as “Islamophobic” for exposing Islamic anti-Semitism

Canary Mission, an estimable group, is not the first supporter of Israel to be smeared by the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL has likewise defamed Pamela Geller and me for standing against jihad terror and Sharia oppression. The ADL has also libeled the preeminent lawyer and orthodox Jew David Yerushalmi as an “extremist,” an “anti-Muslim bigot” and a “white supremacist.” The ADL has even condemned Israel for fighting anti-Semitism. According to Charles Jacobs of Americans for Peace and Tolerance: “The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) – biggest Jewish ‘defense’ organization — admits in private that the biggest danger to Jews since WWII comes from Muslim Jew-hatred, but because it fears offending its liberal donors and being charged with ‘Islamophobia,’ the organization remains essentially silent on the issue. In a study of ADL press releases from 1995 to 2011– a good if not perfect indicator of ADL priorities – we found that only 3 percent of ADL’s press releases focus on Islamic extremism and Arab anti-Semitism.” (For the full study, see www.charlesjacobs.org.)

 

“ADL: Exposing Muslim Anti-Semitism is Islamophobic,” by Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage, April 26, 2018:

The ADL won’t fight campus anti-Semitism. And it won’t allow anyone else to fight it either.

Canary Mission stepped into that gap by assembling screenshots of social media anti-Semitism by SJP and MSA members. The ADL links to a JTA hosted editorial signed by a number of Hillels and campus pro-Israel groups. It appears to be authored by two University of Michigan students who, despite sneering at Canary Mission for being anonymous, added their email addresses instead of their names.

The letter accuses Canary Mission of promoting a negative image of Muslims by documenting Islamic anti-Semitism on campus.

Really.

Pointing out Muslim anti-Semitism is now… Islamophobic. (But then isn’t accusing a Jewish organization of Islamophobia, anti-Semitic? It’s funny how it only works one way. The way that benefits the left and hurts its victims.)

When Canary Mission spotlights non-Muslim anti-Semites, is that okay? Or is it some other kind of racism or bigotry?

“Canary Mission is an anonymous site that blacklists individuals and professors across the country for their support of the BDS movement, presumed anti-Semitic remarks and hateful rhetoric against Israel and the United States,” the letter claims.

Is praising Hitler and calling for another Holocaust really “presumed” anti-Semitism?

@SANDMAN_YMN: Hitler never killed 6million Jews for no reason uno.. He could see they’re a cancer to the world. don’t @ me.”

I think we can presume it is.

In addition, Canary Mission’s wide scope wrongfully equates supporting a BDS resolution with some of the most virulent expressions of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel rhetoric and activity.

BDS is based on denying equal national rights to Jews. Call it disparate impact. That’s enough to brand most things racist.

That said, we condemn all forms of hate in the strongest possible terms, which includes any and all anti-Semitic rhetoric used by some pro-Palestinian activists.

However, we believe that promoting a negative perception of Muslims, particularly Muslim students on our campuses, as Canary Mission does, is similarly hateful.

Exposing Muslim anti-Semitism is just as hateful… as the anti-Semitism.

We believe that Canary Mission is antithetical and destructive to our shared cause of supporting Israel and eliminating anti-Semitism on campus. Instead, we expect credible Jewish and pro-Israel communal organizations to help us combat anti-Semitism on college campuses, and around the world, in a diplomatic manner that seeks to protect our community rather than shaming the other side anonymously, as Canary Mission does.

I’m sure the MSA and SJP members tweeting their support for another Holocaust will be very impressed by the tremendously effective diplomacy that has worked wonders thus far.

It seems that somewhere along the way, a disconnect has formed between the goals of our Jewish peers and institutions (to combat anti-Semitism and create a positive campus climate) and the true impact of their efforts. Unfortunately, the disconnect has created a situation in which we feel the Jewish values we hold deep, such as “loving our neighbors as ourselves” and “all of Israel being responsible for one another,” are being misrepresented and perverted.

You can fight for Israel and against anti-Semitism. Or you can love everyone. But you can’t do both.

The letter was apparently authored by Joe Goldberg and Gabrielle Roth (I’m guessing because the JTA, while always dedicated to sliming Israel and Jews, is too incompetent and unprofessional to properly provide that basic information.)

Joe apparently has a “complicated” relationship with Israel.

LSA junior Joe Goldberg, a CSG representative, said he voted against the resolution because it challenges what he stands for as a member of the Jewish faith with a complicated relationship with Israel.

It’s usually the people with complicated relationships who are uncomfortable with Jews fighting back. Here’s more from his post on Facebook that was conveniently left out from the letter.

“I stand against any action that intimidates an individual because of their political views. While I do not support BDS, I have friends that do, and that’s ok. We learn and grow from sharing our perspectives with one another.”

That’s at the root of the problem. If you don’t really think BDS is wrong, you don’t really support Israel.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/04/adl-smears-canary-mission-as-islamophobic-for-exposing-islamic-anti-semitism

Chicago Friday Sermon – Dr. Ashraf Nusairat Calls Upon Women Not To Be ‘Led Astray’ By Western Colonialist Notions Of Equality

n a Friday sermon delivered at the Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Ashraf Nusairat said that the notion that women do not have rights in Islam was introduced into Islamic countries by Western colonialism. According to Dr. Nusairat, the issue of women’s freedom, equality, and rights is foreign to Islam and was planted by the Western colonialists, who now use it against Islam. “I call upon our Muslim women to return to the religion of Allah, and to understand the Islamic faith correctly. They must not be led astray by the Western notions of equality,” said Dr. Nusairat in his March 16 sermon, which was posted on the Dar Al-Hijrah YouTube channel. Dr. Ashraf Nusairat is the director of Noon Arabic Academy in Hanover Park, Illinois.

To view the clip of Dr. Ashraf Nusairat on MEMRI TV, click here or below.

 

https://www.memri.org/reports/chicago-friday-sermon-%E2%80%93-dr-ashraf-nusairat-calls-upon-women-not-be-led-astray-western