Burkina Faso: Jihadis Massacre 36 at a Market…

Burkina Faso will begin two days of national mourning Wednesday after militants killed 36 civilians in what the government described as an attack carried out by a “terrorist group.”

Armed militants forced their way into a market the village of Alamou in Sanmatenga province on Tuesday and attacked people there before burning the construction to the ground, according to a government statement.

Read more: Africa’s Sahel seeks new ways to fight terrorism

The bloodshed is part of a surge in violence in the West African country that has killed hundreds and forced nearly a million people from their homes.

 

Nationwide mourning

Islamist groups with links to al Qaeda and the so-called “Islamic State” have carried outa number of attacks against civilian and military targets in Burkina Faso in recent months, including an onslaught on a Canadian mining convoy in November that killed at least 37 people.

“These repeated attacks on innocent civilians call for real cooperation between defense and security forces,” the government said.

President Roch Marc Kabore responded to the onslaught by calling for two days of national mourning. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the market attack.

 

https://www.dw.com/en/civilians-killed-in-terror-attack-in-burkina-faso-government-reports/a-52102640

MPs warn SPAC Nation is like a ‘cult’ and call for suspension of its charitable status

MPs have raised serious concerns about SPAC Nation in Parliament and called on authorities to suspend its charitable status while an investigation is being carried out.

The church charity is under investigation by the Charity Commission and Metropolitan Police, following allegations of fraud and exploitation of young people.

Steve Reed, Labour MP for Croydon North, said: “I am convinced that SPAC Nation is a cult” and claimed it mainly targets young black people in poorer parts of London, exploiting them for financial gain.

Reed said he has been inundated with phone calls and emails from young people and their parents “making alarming allegations about SPAC Nation”.

Reed said he was concerned about young people still involved with SPAC Nation. He said: “I am deeply worried that more has not been done to stop this organisation from exploiting vulnerable young people”. SPAC Nation claims to have up to 1,000 young people still involved, “everyone of those young people is potentially at risk”.

He said SPAC Nation had been recruiting outside school gates and outside youth centres. “They are targeting young people so that they can exploit them and it is imperative that they are stopped.”

He added: “We surely cannot allow this organisation to continue targeting other young people for abuse and exploitation when it is possible for us to take steps and action to protect them.”

– See more at: https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/news/mps-urge-authorities-to-suspend-charitable-status-of-spac-nation-during-investigation-to-stop-abuse-of-young-people.html#sthash.WX9L3KzT.mzm1srWk.dpuf

Kenya: Muslim neighbors call for the slaughter of man who left Islam, police arrest no one

The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)

A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence.

This is still the position of all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence, both Sunni and Shi’ite. Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most renowned and prominent Muslim cleric in the world, has stated: “The Muslim jurists are unanimous that apostates must be punished, yet they differ as to determining the kind of punishment to be inflicted upon them. The majority of them, including the four main schools of jurisprudence (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali) as well as the other four schools of jurisprudence (the four Shiite schools of Az-Zaidiyyah, Al-Ithna-‘ashriyyah, Al-Ja’fariyyah, and Az-Zaheriyyah) agree that apostates must be executed.”

Qaradawi also once famously said: “If they had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment, Islam wouldn’t exist today.”

“‘They call for my slaughter’: Somali atheists living in fear,” Global Voices, December 2, 2019:

Hassan dreads each sunset. When the skies darken in Nairobi, Kenya, the threats begin.

He is too scared to leave his home but his taunters, mostly his neighbors, find him: They pummel the walls and metal door of his room in a concrete five-story building. Hassan, a 25-year old Somali refugee, has only lived in Nairobi a few months, but his neighbors — who are all Somali Muslims — have found out he has renounced Islam. To some of the most devout Muslims, being an atheist is punishable by death.

“My life has been a living hell. They are spreading that I have left the faith,” Hassan, who is using a pseudonym for fear of reprisals, told Global Voices. “I’ve reported it to the police, but nobody got arrested.”

As religious fundamentalism intensifies in Somali communities, in the country and abroad, some Somali atheists face harassment and threats on and offline. The Somali atheist community spans the globe with many still “in the closet,” hiding their beliefs from their families, friends and neighbors for fear of repercussions. Many seek solace through online communities, such as Facebook groups, Reddit threads, and YouTube channels, using pseudonyms.

Hassan’s troubles began in Dadaab, the sprawling Kenyan refugee camp where he grew up. His childhood experiences of living in poverty and as a refugee made him question the existence of God when he was a teenager, he says. When a cousin discovered he had left his faith, some of his family became hostile.

Word of his atheism soon spread throughout his community at Dadaab. Soon after, he was attacked while fetching water from a communal tap. His attackers hit him on the back of the head with a stone and knocked him out. His arm also broke.

To verify Hassan’s story, Global Voices has seen a copy of his refugee identity card, and the medical and police reports of his attack, as well as a photograph of his injuries.

“Religious fundamentalism is just getting worse in the camps. The situation is very bad,” says Hassan. “The community doesn’t seem to care about what is going on, as they are mostly Muslims. And they enjoy outing people.”

Hassan managed to escape Dadaab by gaining a scholarship to study for a bachelor’s degree at a university in Nairobi. Unfortunately, the harassment and death threats followed him to the city. In the closely-knit communities of Somali diaspora, locals soon found out about his atheism….

Kenya: Muslim neighbors call for the slaughter of man who left Islam, police arrest no one

Muslim ‘security group’ hands over fired worker to violent gang

Christian Action Network Exclusive. In the most recent, tense step in a simmering feud, Muslim Community Patrol & Services (MCP&S) of Brooklyn, N.Y. handed over a former employee to the Bloods gang who was then punched, kicked and body-slammed to the ground in a grueling 31-minute battering, according to a witness.

The fired worker was surrendered over to the Bloods on Dec. 29 in an attempt to settle a nearly three-week long dispute between the two groups. The feud began on Dec. 10 after the former MCP&S employee threw a teenage boy against a fence for verbally “disrespecting” a Muslim woman near a Brooklyn mosque.

Unbeknownst to the MCP&S “patrolman,” the teen was the son of a high-ranking member of the notoriously violent and vindictive Bloods gang on Gates Avenue in Brooklyn.

Following the assault, the Bloods immediately declared all members of MCP&S, including the congregants and leaders of Masjid Taqwa (seen as controlling MCP&S) as “food” for their “dogs.”

The first act of retaliation came only a few days after the initial encounter, when Bloods members severely beat a random Muslim man outside the Masjid Taqwa on Fulton Street. The injured man was taken to Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for emergency medical care.

In an effort to prevent future Bloods violence, leaders of the patrol services fired the MCP&S worker and arranged for a sit-down at the home of the offended father and his teenage son.

During the meeting, described as “tense” by an observer, the Bloods demanded MCP&S either physically hand over the MCP&S worker or provide the Bloods with his address.  That request was at first rejected by Ali Karim, serving as a lieutenant under the command of radical Islamic cleric Siraj Wahhaj of Masjid Taqwa.

A few days later, however, Imam Wahhaj overruled Karim’s rejection of the Bloods’ offer and instructed him to deliver the ex-MCP&S worker to the Bloods, with the stipulation that the fired worker would be subjected only to a “fistfight.”

“An eye for an eye,” is how one associate of Siraj Wahhaj characterized the agreement to Christian Action Network. “That MCP worker threw the boy violently against a fence.  He then held on to the back of his neck. That was wrong. And he needed to be punished for it. The Quran teaches an eye for an eye for punishment. Nothing more. So that was the agreement. The Bloods could set up a fight to punch him, but that’s it.”

The fight was set for 9 p.m. on Dec. 29 near the headquarters of the Gates Avenue Bloods gang, though the actual gathering was delayed by an hour.

The ex-worker was accompanied by eight armed Muslims and was delivered to five armed members of the Bloods at around 10 p.m.

In a fight reminiscent of a scene from West Side Story, the Bloods stood on one side of a school playground while Muslims stood on the opposite end. The two combatants were positioned between the factions.

“I’ve never seen a fight like that in all my life,” one observer told Christian Action Network. “They fought for 31 minutes, because that’s the rule of the Bloods, you fight for 31 minutes.”

The ex-MCP&S officer, known as Ahmed, was described as fighting “feebly” and being “too fearful” to fight back. He was body-slammed to the ground, punched in the face, stomped and kicked in the head for the entire 31 minutes. His Bloods opponent “didn’t come out with any marks at all,” the source said.

“I think Ahmed was really scared,” said the observer. “He was like that guy’s b—-. But he knew if he started to whale on that Blood guy, the other Blood members would probably have shot him.”

“The Bloods don’t like to fight,” said the source. “They’re into shooting. Ahmed got maybe seven to eight punches in, but he got hurt pretty bad. He got his a– whipped.”

After the conclusion of the fight, Ahmed reportedly apologized to the father for touching his son.

The Bloods member responded by telling Ahmed that he needed to thank Ali, because “he saved your life.” If it weren’t for Ali, he would have shot him, the father said.  Ahmed was also warned that if he ever put his hands on another Bloods member, they would “blow his head off.”

Besides demanding that the ex- MCP&S worker be turned over, the Bloods also demanded that Muslim Community Patrol & Services keep their police-looking vehicles out of the Gates Avenue area.

MCP&S is a nonprofit security organization that drew nationwide attention last year after rolling out police-cruiser-like vehicles in New York City with the stated goal of enforcing Sharia law on Muslims and non-Muslims.

The organization currently has seven patrol cars, mostly patrolling the Brooklyn area.  Organizers say they intend eventually to have up to 30 MCP&S cars on the streets of New York City.

The feud between the Bloods and MCP&S is seen as having crippled those expansion plans for the self-described Muslim security organization, whose stated purpose is to “protect members of the local community from escalating quality-of-life nuisance crimes.”

“They’ve been disrespected, bad. Now they’re going to face problems with the other gangs in Brooklyn who don’t want to see their cars on the streets,” a source said.

Muslim ‘security group’ hands over fired worker to violent gang

BREAKING: Supporters of Iranian terrorist clash with counter-protestors in downtown Toronto

Tonight at 6 pm in downtown Toronto, A Canadian Islamic organization called Mahdi Youth Society (MY Society) held a vigil for “heroes of Islam” Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, Iraqi paramilitary chief.

The pro-Iranian regime vigil was met by counter-protestors who flew Iranian flags, American flags, and chanted “Terrorists go home!” Supporters of the “heroes of Islam” held up enlarged photos of Al-Muhandis and Soleimani.

One pro-terrorist demonstrator held up a sign that read “D J Trump is the real terrorist.” One pro-terrorist demonstrator held up a sign that read “D J Trump is the real terrorist.” They chanted “Down with USA and Israel” and “We stand for peace.” The two groups have been separated by the heavy police presence on the ground so far.

One Iranian counter-protestor, Nasser Pooli, was irate with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and mocked him for praying in a mosque. “We don’t need you to go to Iranian stores, Mr. Trudeau. Clean up this shit. Clean up your mess.” He also accused the pro-Iranian terrorist demonstrators of being paid to hold the vigil.

The demonstration and counter-demonstration continue with no signs of slowing down and there are tense moments on the ground. At least one physical altercation occurred between members of the two groups.

As the clashes continue, Senator Linda Frum has tweeted out that she hopes “2020 will be the year the Trudeau government lives up to its pledge to list the #IRGC as a terrorist entity. This ‘vigil’ in the streets of Toronto is a protest in support of Iranian regime sponsored terror.

 

BREAKING: Supporters of Iranian terrorist clash with counter-protestors in downtown Toronto

 

Brutal Bloods Make Good on Threat of Retaliation Against NY Muslim Patrol

Members of the brutal Bloods street gang viciously beat a Muslim man outside the Masjid Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn, New York Saturday evening, according to a mosque member.

The beating was seen as retaliation for a Muslim Community Patrol member roughing up a teenage boy who had reportedly “disrespected” a Muslim woman several days earlier.

The wounded man, described as “beaten up real bad,” was sent to Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He told mosque officials the attackers were wearing the known colors of the Bloods –red and black.

See Clarion Project’s Special Report on New York’s Sharia Patrol

The conflict between the Bloods and Muslim Patrol erupted December 10 after a Muslim Patrol “officer” patrolling around the Taqwa mosque claimed he heard a boy, estimated to be about 16, say something “disrespectful” to a Muslim woman.

The Muslim Patrol member threw the teen against a fence at the Taqwa mosque and held him tightly around the neck while lecturing him, then let him go. The boy subsequently described the incident to his father, a senior member of a Bloods chapter.

A short time later, seven Bloods members — at least one of whom was brandishing a weapon — arrived at the mosque to confront the Muslim patrol member who called for backup.  Additional Muslim Patrol members arrived in their patrol cars, and loud threats were exchanged between the two factions.

The ruckus was quickly broken up when a New York Police Department (NYPD) patrol car arrived and police ordered both parties to disperse.

One member of the Bloods, however, turned toward the Taqwa mosque and told the Muslim Patrol members, “This is not over. It’s just begun.”

“This is going to be a showdown,” said one witness.

Leaders at the Taqwa mosque were not surprised by Saturday’s retaliation against one of its members by the Bloods.

“They knew it was coming,” said one member, who asked not to be identified.

“They (the mosque leaders) held a meeting, and they asked all Muslims who attend Masjid Taqwa and who own guns to come in armed,” the source said. “They told the women not to go outside after dark because they don’t want anything to happen to them.”

Though the Muslim who was attacked did not work for Muslim Community Patrol, he did attend the Taqwa mosque, which has been deploying marked cars made to look like NYPD patrol vehicles in the Brooklyn area.

“The Bloods picked him because they couldn’t find an MCP [Muslim Community Patrol] officer that night,” the source said.  “And he attended the Masjid, so that was good enough for them.”

Some Taqwa mosque members suggested the mosque be closed until the threat passed. The idea was quickly dismissed by Ali Karim, who serves directly under the mosque’s radical imam, Siraj Wahhaj.

“We can’t close the Masjid,” Karim reportedly stated.  “You got to arm yourself, so we are going to be armed. We have to protect the Masjid by whatever means necessary. We must be protected.”

Bloods retaliation is expected not only against the Taqwa mosque but two other Brooklyn mosques as well, Masjid Al-Farooq on Atlantic Avenue and Masjid Khalifah on Madison Street.

The anticipated violence against the Al-Farooq and Khalifah mosques is attributed more to “bad location” than any offense the mosques may have caused the Bloods.

“The Bloods are Gates Avenue Bloods. They’re one of the most dangerous in Brooklyn.  The Farooq and Khalifah mosques sit between the home of those gangstas.  And those mosques are friends with Siraj Wahhaj at the Taqwa masjid,” the source said.

As a precaution against expected Bloods violence, Muslim Patrol members have been instructed to sit in their “civilian” cars, rather than their patrol cars, outside the three mosques.

“There are two reasons for that,” the source said. “First, they don’t want the Bloods targeting them while they sit in a marked MCP car. Second, they’re going to be armed and that’s illegal in New York City. So, if they get caught with a gun inside an MCP car, the city will probably shut those cars down.”

Another problem for Muslim Patrol is that they don’t know exactly which Bloods faction is targeting them.

“They don’t know who the father of the boy is. So they can’t reach out to him to resolve it. But the Bloods have declared them as ‘food,’” said the source.

The source explained that the Bloods consider themselves as “dogs,” and that anyone with whom they have a conflict is “food.”

“Now, once you’re considered ‘food,’ that means you’re ‘food’ for all the Bloods factions, not just the faction that is targeting you. Somebody is going to get shot, I know that much,” the source said.

“That’s why you can’t put these [MCP] cars in those type of hoods. You’re going to the wrong neighborhood with that s—. You’re going to have a war.  So why do it? The longer they keep doing this, this war is going to spread.”

According to the source, neither Muslim Patrol nor members of the Taqwa mosque are afraid of the Bloods. “The Bloods don’t know who they are dealing with,” Ali Karim reportedly stated at the meeting.

Brutal Bloods Make Good on Threat of Retaliation Against NY Muslim Patrol

Maldives: Three Islamic scholars suspended for encouraging jihad terrorism

We are constantly told that Islamic jihad terrorists misunderstand Islam and misinterpret its peaceful teachings. How did these Muslim clerics, who have dedicated their lives to understanding Islam properly, have missed all that peace?

 

“Preaching licenses suspended as authorities launch counter-terrorism operation,” by Hassan Mohamed, Maldives Independent, December 18, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

The Islamic ministry has suspended preaching licenses of three scholars accused of encouraging terrorism as the police and military launched a special operation to raid homes of suspected extremists.

The licenses of Abdul Raheem Mohamed from Noonu atoll Lhohi island, Jaufar Faiz from Addu City and Mohamed Hassan from Gaafu Dhaalu atoll Thinadhoo were suspended on Tuesday. Abdul Raheem and Faiz were “spreading hatred, encouraging inhumane and degrading acts and supporting civil wars in other countries,” the Islamic ministry said in a statement on Tuesday night.

Mohamed Hassan’s license was suspended because “he was speaking of disputed issues in Islam in a manner that would cause disunity in the community.” He was also accused of slandering prominent scholars and offering his own explanations and views on social media….

The operation targets a hardline separatist group that was depriving women and children of education, healthcare and vaccination, promoting radicalisation and violent extremism, and recruiting people for foreign terrorist organisations, police said in a statement….The extremists are also suspected of theft and other criminal offences….

In early December, a 13-year-old girl who was raped and impregnated by a member of the extremist group on Maduvarri was taken into state care.

The crackdown comes after the police chief revealed on Monday that there were about 1,400 extremists in the Maldives who would not hesitate to kill in the name of Islam.

According to police, 423 Maldivians attempted to join terrorist organisations in Syria and Iraq, of which 173 people managed to enter the war zones. “Hundreds” of local extremists also travelled to Pakistan and Afghanistan before the Syrian civil war, some of whom have been spreading radical ideologies since returning to the Maldives, Police Commissioner Mohamed Hameed said.

Maldives: Three Islamic scholars suspended for encouraging jihad terrorism