Greece: Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens says Islam is not a religion but a political party

“Archbishop of Athens: Islam is not a religion but a political party,” Orthodox Times, January 15, 2021:

Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and all Greece gave an interview regarding the contribution of the Church to the Greek Revolution of 1821.

The interview was given by the Archbishop at the Monastery of Saint Loukas, where according to Archbishop Ieronymos, great figures “who gave everything for the Revolution” lived.

Archbishop Ieronymos also referred to the role of Patriarch Gregory V in the Greek Revolution.

As he stressed, “the actions of Gregory V have been misunderstood. Only those in positions of responsibility can understand what the role of the Patriarch was, as every small revolution meant the massacre of the Patriarch.”…

The Archbishop of Athens stressed that Islam was not a religion but a political party. “They are the people of war,” he said….

He underlined once again the important contribution of the clergy in the Greek Revolution of 1821, saying that every signal of revolution was initiated by a monastery and a clergyman.”

According to the Archbishop, “we were not talking about a nation but about Orthodoxy and faith. When the Christians revolted, it was a struggle against the conquerors.”

He even referred to Rigas Feraios, who had said that “what will unite us is the cross,” as well as the oath of the fighters of 1821 “for the faith of Christ, and the freedom of the homeland.”…

Christian Sisters In Pakistan, Killed For Refusing To Convert To Islam, Found Dead By Police

On Jan. 4 in Lahore, Pakistani police found the remains of two Christian women. The culprits are their Muslim supervisors, a report says, and the motive for killing is because the women refused to embrace the religion Islam.

The victims were sisters Sajida Mushtaq and Abida Qaiser, reports Morning Star News. They had been reported missing since Nov. 26.

They were found dumped in a drainage ditch, bound inside a sack.

In his interview with the police, Mushtaq Masih, Sajida’s husband, said that his wife complained that she was being inconvenienced at work because of her Muslim supervisors.

“My wife often complained of harassment by her supervisors, but she used to tell me that she was handling the situation well,” Masih said.

“After she went missing, one of my relatives shared with us that Sajida had confided in her that her supervisors, Muhammad Mumtaz and Naeem Butt, used to pressure her and Abida to convert to Islam and marry them,” Masih told Morning News.

When the sisters did not return home from work, Masih immediately went to the police.

The police then questioned the two supervisors, Mumtaz and Butt, mentioned by Masih’s wife prior to her death. They were also told that Mumtaz would always harass the two women, pressing them to marry him. The investigation for the case was led by Officer Iftikhar Hussain.

After the interrogation, Muhammad Mumtaz and Naeem Butt eventually confessed their crimes.

“During interrogation, Naeem confessed that they had abducted the sisters, and after keeping them hostage for a few days for satisfying their lust, had slit their throats and thrown their bodies into the drain,” Hussain told Morning Star News.

When Masih was asked to identify the bodies, he said that he could not bear the sight of his wife’s decomposed body.

“You can imagine the emotional and mental trauma our children and all other family members have been suffering since Sajida and Abida had gone missing. When police informed us that they had identified the two bodies as those of our loved ones, it seemed that our entire world had come crumbling down,” Masih added.

Sajida left behind three sons and a daughter with the eldest at 11 years old and the youngest at age 5. Her sister Abida left a nine-year-old daughter.

Ejaz Alam Augustine,Punjab Province Minister for Minorities and Human Rights attended the sisters’ funeral to comfort the bereaved family.

“No words are enough to condemn the barbarity meted out to the two innocent women,” he said.

The ministeradded that with the rise of the number of Christian women and girls in Punjab being coerced to convert, officials are legislating laws that will punish perpetrators.

Christian Sisters In Pakistan, Killed For Refusing To Convert To Islam, Found Dead By Police : World : Christianity Daily

Thailand: Muslims and police in Yala enforce Sharia, unmarried couples can be arrested even for private conversation

This has been coming for years, and now that it has arrived in Yala, it will not end. Now will come the jihad to impose Sharia upon the rest of Thailand as well.

“Alarm over enforcement of Sharia in southern Thailand,” UCA News, January 5, 2021:

Islamists in the southern Thai province of Yala have reportedly joined forces with local police to enforce strict Sharia rules in what rights activists see as a worrying development.

The prime targets of Islamists include young unmarried couples who show any forms of affection in public, such as holding hands, and violators of the Muslim moral code of Sharia face the prospect of religiously prescribed punishments.

Those found guilty in the predominantly Muslim province could also face criminal prosecution on grounds that they have violated laws against obscenities committed in public.

Unmarried men and women could potentially be detained simply for speaking to each other in private without anyone else present.

“We are not preventing people from communicating or talking. But if they are talking, then there should be a third party,” Sutimat Mahamad, the imam of the Yaha Central Mosque, told Thai news media.

“If there is a third party, we will not get involved at all. But if they are talking one on one, the police will arrest them.”

One couple were detained for talking in public and taken to the mosque where they were scolded for their allegedly “immoral” conduct.

“They were talking on a balcony, just whispering between the two of them. We told them not to do it again,” Sutimat said.

Such draconian enforcement of Sharia law is virtually unheard of in Thailand where most Muslims, who number around 3 million in a predominantly Buddhist nation of 70 million, practice socially moderate streams of their religion….

“Our objective is to teach youths to act within religious traditions and rules, far away from drugs, and decrease their risk from being led by those with bad intentions,” said Anucha Waedayi, a member of the Yala Central Mosque’s committee….

Thailand: Muslims and police in Yala enforce Sharia, unmarried couples can be arrested even for private conversation (jihadwatch.org)

Muslim Teens Charged with ‘Murder’ of Calgary Cop…

Two teenagers sought in connection with the death of Calgary Sgt. Andrew Harnett have been arrested after they surrendered to police on Friday.

Harnett died on New Year’s Eve after police said he was struck by the vehicle of a driver trying to flee a traffic stop.

On Friday evening, police said Amir Abdulrahman, 19, and a 17-year-old male youth turned themselves in to police at about 5:30 p.m. MT and were arrested. Police allege the youth was driving the vehicle that struck and killed Harnett. 

CBC News previously named the 17-year-old after police took the unusual step of making an application to the youth division of the Calgary Provincial Court in order to identify the youth wanted in this case.

CBC News has since removed his name and photo now that he is in custody.

By Friday afternoon, a tactical unit descended on a Calgary home on Martindale Crescent N.E. 

A large police presence were in front of the home, and multiple people were removed from the home with their arms above their heads.

It’s not known at this time whether the operation is related to the investigation.

Area resident Sunil Verma said it was frightening to see police activity unfold in his neighbourhood.

2 teens arrested after death of Calgary Sgt. Andrew Harnett | CBC News

‘It’s a cult’: Ex-Hillsong members claim church demanded ‘slave labor’

This house of God is run more like a corporation — or a sweatshop — than a place of worship.

So say former members of once-celebrity-beloved megachurch Hillsong, who continue to come forward with stories slamming the institution as more “slave labor” than sanctuary after the bombshell firing of adulterous pastor Carl Lentz

“It’s like you work for a major company” — only worse, Nicole Herman, who helped found Hillsong LA in 2013, told The Post.

Herman alleges the “abuse of volunteers and real, amazing people” by Hillsong leadership to fulfill their “petty needs” (a practice called “honoring”) reminded her of instant Cup Noodles: Leaders think they can just add water, no emotional investment necessary, and get a flock of loyal, unpaid laborers. 

A former service pastor — “I was beneath [the senior pastors] but I did everything” — Herman says that, in her seven years working for the Australia-born temple chain, she routinely watched its cult of personality enchant wide-eyed parishioners. 

This weekend Herman made her Instagram public, so anyone could reach out with church-related complaints. “I’m here to help anyone with a broken heart as well as a million other amazing people who left this cult,” she wrote in an Insta Story on Saturday.

She says she has since been inundated with traumatic Hillsong stories.  

Yolandi Bosch was so disturbed by her time at Hillsong that she and hundreds of other former staffers, students and volunteers are looking for representation so they can take a complaint of what they claim is “industrial slave labor” as defined by the Parliament of Australia.

Ex-Hillsong members claim church is ‘cult’ with ‘slave labor’ (nypost.com)

The “Justified” Sexual Abuse of Boys in Muslim Countries

Last week, a total of 333 boys from the Government Science Secondary School—an all-boys boarding school—were kidnaped by Boko Haram in the northwestern state of Katsina, Nigeria.

While this story got some news coverage, one tragic account, among many of the like, that hardly got any recognition by the mainstream media was yesterday’s report of the raping of a twelve-year-old boy in the predominantly Muslim Nigerian state of Kaduna—the incident occurred in September.

The boy’s mother, Adara, said that her son had been suffering from repeated night terrors. Upon examining him some months back, it had taken her a moment to digest what she had seen. He had a festering wound and his underwear was stained with semen.

Her son told her that a tailor in the neighborhood and his friends had been abusing him in their shop since a partial coronavirus lockdown began in March. Adara knew the perpetrators—men in their early 20s who lived in the same community. The twelve-year-old said he had been scared to tell anybody. The men gave him sweets and money and warned that if he said anything, they would kill his entire family, he said.

In fact, while some may claim this as an isolated incident, in the Imam Ahmad Bun Hambal School, which Adara’s son attended, hundreds of boys were reported sexually abused last year. While one would think in a so-called Muslim conservative region, the sexual abuse of boys by adult men would be a taboo since Islam “officially” condemns homosexuality. Yet the sodomizing of boys tends to be more rampant in Islamic countries than one would think.

Dr. Shuaibu Musa, a pediatrician in Kaduna state at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, recounts that on a Tuesday evening in September, he had just arrived home from work when an alert he received sent him right back to the hospital. A five-year-old boy had been admitted with diarrhoea. But the medical team suspected it was an assault.

Musa has become used to such alerts. “The sort of abuses we see, you will be shocked,” he says.

Doctors here say they treat children who have been sexually abused every day. It is why Musa and other professionals set up a committee to tackle such cases. Medically, treatment is often focused on the injuries sustained, as some attacks are violent.

Child victims of this type of rape sometimes lose the ability to control their bowel movements. “When we probed and probed it turned out to be child sexual abuse.” The parents, in order to avoid further shame, try to keep the abuse of their boys quiet.

Abuse of Boys in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

In May, the Associated Press reported how in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan there were numerous accounts of sexual harassment, rape and physical abuse by Islamic clerics teaching in madrassas (religious schools) throughout the country, where many of the country’s poorest study—a large majority of the reported cases are boys who have not or have barely reached the age of puberty. Among recent cases:

  • Muhimman, an eleven-year-old—who can only write his name slowly, carefully, one letter at a time—earlier this year, a cleric at the religious school he faithfully attended in the southern Punjab town of Pakpattan took him into a washroom and tried to rape him.
  • Yaous, an eight-year-old from Pakistan’s remote northern Kohistan region, who near the end of December last year—most students were away because it was a holiday at the madrassa; only Yaous and a handful of students had stayed behind because his village was hours away, and the cost of transportation home was too much for his parents—while the other students had gone to wash their clothes, he was dragged into a room by the mullah who then locked the door and abused him. “It was so cold. I didn’t understand why he was taking my warm clothes off,” Yaous said.

There are more than 22,000 registered madrassas in Pakistan, teaching more than 2 million children. But there are many more religious schools that are unregistered. They are typically started by a local cleric in a poor neighborhood, attracting students with a promise of a meal and free lodging. Regrettably, there is no central body of clerics that governs madrassas.

More than eight children were subjected to sexual abuse on average every day in the first six months of 2020 in Pakistan, according to child protection NGO Sahil.

Out of the total reported cases, 62% were from rural areas and 38% reported from urban areas

At least 173 children were gang-raped, whereas there were 227 reports of attempted sexual assault.  Moreover, 38 children were killed after they were sexually abused—of the total children who were subjected to sexual abuse, 53% were girls and 47% boys. 

The sexual molestation and prostitution of boys is also a rampant phenomenon in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. 

Justifying the Abuse

In what is called Bacha Bazi (boy play), boys are dressed like women and dance for their would-be male predators—primarily Sunni Pashtun Afghan males. The practice often includes child pornography, sexual slavery and prostitution.

It is believed by some that this corrupt behavior stems from “[t]he seclusion of women and the practice of polygamy [which] limit[s] the access of young men to normal heterosexual outlets for their urges, so Islamic societies, particularly in the less developed areas, have come to resemble prison culture with their sexual predators and [defenseless young males].”

Butchered in an “Atrocious Way”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, October 2020

by Raymond Ibrahim

The following are among the abuses Muslims inflicted on Christians throughout the month of October, 2020:

Slaughtered Christians and Terrorized Churches

France:  On October 29, a Muslim man wielding a knife entered the Notre Dame Cathedral of Nice and, while shouting “Allahu Akbar [Allah is greater],” beheaded a Christian woman and stabbed two others to death.  According to one report:

Married Nadine Devillers, 60, was the first person attacked by Tunisian knifeman Brahim Aoussaoui, 21, who slit her throat near the baptismal font.  After he tried to decapitate Devillers [other reports state the beheading was complete], Aoussaoui hacked 54-year-old sacristan Vincent Loques to death as he prepared for the first Mass of the day.  Brazilian-born Simone Barreto Silva, 44, was then stabbed multiple times but managed to escape the church, running to a nearby burger bar where she succumbed to her injuries. The mother-of-three’s last words to paramedics were: ‘Tell my children that I love them’.  On arrival, French police shot Aoussaoui 14 times as he screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ … a phrase he kept shouting even after being sedated and put into an ambulance.

According to an interview with his mother, the 21-year-old murderer had “start[ed] praying and taking his religion more seriously a few months ago.” A Koran and several extra knives were found in his possession after the attack.

Hours after the attack, police shot and killed another man, who was also shouting “Allahu Akbar,” while threatening passers-by with a handgun in Montfavet.  And two weeks earlier in Paris, an 18-year-old Muslim beheaded a teacher, Samuel Paty, for showing a cartoon of Muhammad as part of a discussion of free speech and expression in class.

Discussing the recent church attack, Nice’s mayor, Christian Estrosi, said “Enough is enough.  It’s time now for France to exonerate itself from the laws of peace in order to definitively wipe out Islamo-fascism from our territory.”  France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said that France was “at war with Islamist extremism… an enemy that is both internal and external.”

Democratic Republic of Congo: On October 28, Islamic militants raided a village where they slaughtered at least 18 people “in an atrocious way,” and torched their church to the ground. “It really creates pain in our hearts, a total panic in the village,” said a local official. “We don’t know if tomorrow the ADF will come back here again.” ADF is an acronym for the Allied Democratic Forces, “an Islamist militant group” which has been terrorizing the Christian majority nation and slaughtering Christians for more than two decades.

Armenia: Armenian churches that have come under Azerbaijani control have been desecrated—despite promises from the authorities to protect them.  In one instance, a soldier—unclear whether an Azeri or a jihadi mercenary from Syria or Iraq—was videotaped standing atop a church chapel, where the cross had been apparently broken off, and triumphantly shouting “Allahu Akbar!

Days earlier, on October 8, the Azerbaijani forces shelled and destroyed Holy Savior, an iconic Armenian cathedral which was “consecrated in 1888 but was damaged during the March 1920 massacre of Armenians of the city by Azerbaijanis and experienced a decades-long decline.”

Syria: An unknown person hurled a grenade at an Armenian church in Hasakh; two people were injured.  No group claimed the attack.   Arguing that “Armenians have always been targeted in the region,” the report elaborates:

In November of 2019, Armenian priest Hanna Ibrahim, and his father Ibrahim Hanna Bido were shot and killed by sleeper-cells on their way from Hasakah to Deir al-Zor in order to restore the Armenian memorial church in Deir al-Zor…  This is a clear example of extremists groups specifically targeting religious Armenian figures and sites.   That being said, the recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan is likely to give added fuel to the fire when it comes to persecution of Armenians.  Especially when you consider the claims that Turkish-backed Syrian rebel groups are being sent to Azerbaijan.

Austria: On October 29, a Muslim mob consisting of some 50 people entered and rioted inside a church in Vienna while screaming “Allahu Akbar.”  Police acted fast and managed to disperse the crowd—much of which had gathered around the baptismal font and confessionals—and make some arrests.  Discussing this incident, Integration Minister Susanne Raab remarked: “Parallel societies are the breeding ground for violence. We have to fight every form of extremism and Islamism right from the start in order to prevent it from getting worse. It is good that the police intervened….”

Two days later, on October 31, another Muslim man, a 25-year-old Afghan, stormed into St. Stephen’s Cathedral where he started to cry out “Islamist slogans.”

Italy: A “half naked,” 25-year-old Muslim man of North African origin broke into and terrorized a convent for nuns.  According to the October 3 report, the man shouted “Allahu Akbar” several times while breaking down the front door of the Heart of Jesus Convent in the historic center of Mazara del Vallo.  On entering, he turned the rooms where the nuns live “upside down” and hurled some of their property outside a window.   Luckily, the nuns were not in their rooms but rather eating in the refectory; they eventually fled and hid outside the building.  Due to all the “bustle and screams,” an Italian living near the convent alerted police, who arrested the Muslim as he tried to flee the scene.  The same report states that a few weeks earlier, another North African migrant created fear and panic by screaming Allahu Akbar and pretending to be armed in the streets of Ferrara, Italy.

Mali: After spending nearly five years in captivity of an Islamic group, and after rejecting invitations to embrace Islam, Beatrice Stöckli, a Swiss missionary who had been evangelizing in Mali and assisting mostly women and children since 2000, was executed. Another French charity worker who was also abducted in 2016, converted to Islam during her captivity, and was released on October 8 shared this information.  A later report offers more details:

[Stöckli] was killed … by members of the Islamist terrorist organisation Jama’at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslim (JNIM). An affiliate of al-Qaeda in Mali and West Africa, JNIM has been responsible for numerous attacks on Christians and Westerners since its formation in March 2017. Beatrice Stöckli was kidnapped by armed men from her home in Timbuktu in northern Mali in January 2016. She had been previously abducted in April 2012 and endured nine days of torture and threats at the hands of jihadist group, Ansar al-Dine, before she was freed. On her release, she decided to return to Timbuktu to continue her missionary work.

Armenia/Azerbaijan/Turkey: Although the region of Nagorno-Karabakh is ethnically Armenian, it was allotted to Azerbaijan after the dissolution of the USSR, causing problems since and culminating in open war throughout October.   Several reports and testimonials, including by an independent French journalist, confirmed that Turkey was funneling jihadi groups that had been operating in Syria and Libya—including the pro-Muslim Brotherhood Hamza Division, which kept nakedsex slave women in prison—to this latest theater of conflict.  Discussing why Turkey was so heavily involved, Nikol Pashinyan, Armenia’s prime minister, said Turkey had returned “to continue the Armenian Genocide.”

Anti-infidel rhetoric and logic also motivated the mercenaries funneled into the theater of war by Turkey.  A captured one confessed that he was “promised a monthly 2000 dollar payment for fighting against ‘kafirs’ in Artsakh, and an extra 100 dollar for each beheaded “kafir.”  (Kafir, often translated as “infidel,” is Arabic for non-Muslims who fail to submit to Islamic authority, which makes them enemies by default.)

Attacks on Converts to Christianity

Iran: On October 14, Mohammad Reza Omidi (Youhan), a Christian convert, received 80 lashes for drinking wine, as part of holy communion.  As the report explains,

It is illegal for Muslim Iranians to drink alcohol, but exceptions are made for recognised religious minorities, including Christians. However, Iran does not recognise converts as Christians. This lack of recognition is also the reason Youhan spent the last two years in prison and is now living in internal exile—because of his membership of a house-church, which is the only available Christian fellowship for converts in Iran.

This is not the first time Youhan was whipped.  He first received 80 lashes, alongside another convert, in 2013 and for the same reason: sipping wine during communion.

Somaliland: During an October 5 press conference, a Somaliland police colonel announced that a husband and wife had been arrested for being “apostates and evangelists spreading Christianity.”  Police reportedly entered the couple’s house after being alerted by “suspicious activities.”  On finding Christian materials inside their home, police apprehended and hauled away the couple, who have three children.  During the same conference, the police colonel reiterated that “whoever dares to spread Christianity in this region, should be fully aware that they won’t escape the hand of the law enforcement officers and that the spread of Christianity will not be allowed and is considered blasphemy.”  He further encouraged citizens to report on those they suspect of being Christian.

Somalia:  On October 9, Muslim youths mauled and hospitalized the 7-year-old child of a Christian convert. “My son was attacked by three boys who beat him and injured his private parts,” the father, whose name is withheld, explained: “He suffered a swollen and injured face as well as an injured left hand from a knife. My son lost a lot of blood and was rushed by one of the secret believers to a nearby dispensary in Dhobley.”  After explaining how his son, who spent three days hospitalized, “is still suffering the effects of the attack and needs specialized medication,” the father discussed how he and his family, which includes five children, have been on the run since 2012, when “Muslims [first] discovered my new faith in Christ.”  Early on, his wife also converted and, when her Muslim father learned of it, “He was so furious he forcefully entered into my room and destroyed some of my belongings, beddings and utensils.  Then he turned to my wife and began slapping her and beat her with a stick, which led to a miscarriage of a 6-month fetus.”  The Muslim father seized his daughter, along with her husband’s possessions, and went to a distant location.  Years later, after the convert and his wife, who had remained Christian, were reunited, in November 2018, “my father-in-law and other Muslims organized to kill me while I was coming from the market.  Three men stopped me and started beating me with sticks and blows. I became unconscious.”  In July 2019 his father-in-law again “entered my house and started quarreling and uttering abusive words and immediately began slapping her [his wife] in front of me, and then he took her away the second time and locked her in his house while she was eight months pregnant.”  The husband reported the abduction and police eventually recovered his wife. “After three days, she gave birth.  My father-in-law was locked down in the jail cell [in Kenya]. The Muslims threatened to kill me, so I requested the police to release him, which they did.”  The family has since been still on the run:

It is not possible to get justice in this part of Somalia where almost everyone is a Muslim.  We are being hunted down like wild animals because of putting our faith in Issa [Jesus]. Always our security is at stake. We need prayers and financial support for the treatment of my son.

General Hate for and Abuse of Christian Minorities

Pakistan: On October 13, Ali Azhar, 45, kidnapped, forcibly converted to Islam, and “married” Arzoo Raja, a 13-year-old Christian girl.  On that same day her parents registered a kidnapping case with local police.  Two days later, on October 15, “we were summoned to the station,” explained her father Raja Lal, “where we were shown documents which claimed that Arzoo was 18 and had willingly converted to Islam after marrying Ali Azhar.”  Despite the fact that the National Database and Registration Authority records Arzo as being born on July 31, 2007 and is therefore 13-years-old, and despite the fact that sexual intercourse with girls under 16 is statutory rape and carries a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison in Pakistan, on October 27, the High Court of Sindh ruled in favor of the kidnapper/husband by relying on a Sharia stipulation that abrogates all the rules for those who convert to Islam.  According to the court order,

The petitioner [the 13-year-old] initially belonged to the Christian religion. However, after the passage of time, the petitioner understood and realized that Islam is a universal religion and she asked her parents and other family members to embrace Islam but they flatly refused.  Subsequently she accepted the religion of Islam before the religious person of Madressah Jamia Islamia. After embracing Islam, her new name is Arzoo Faatima; per learned counsel, petitioner contracted her marriage to Azhar of her own free will and accord without duress and fear.

On hearing this decision, Rita Masih, the girl’s mother—who was apparently banned from entering the courthouse and who, with her husband, had fallen at and “even touched the feet of police to meet their daughter”— cried for her daughter with open arms outside the courthouse: “Arzoo, come to your mama. He will kill you.” She eventually fainted on the concrete.  Earlier, when the girl saw and tried to go to her mother, her Muslim abductor/husband snatched and took her into the courtroom.  Discussing this matter, Samson Salamat, the Christian chairman of an interreligious organization, explained how he was “distressed and disappointed with the position taken by the honorable court”:

I am distressed and disappointed with the position taken by the honorable court.  A sexual act with a minor is felony even if she is willing. The court has validated a rape despite the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act 2014 that punishes contractors of child marriage with up to three years’ imprisonment.  Can a judge, an army officer or a Pakistani politician tolerate handing over their minor daughter to a middle-aged man? What is the future of minority girls in Pakistan? Our courts favor the powerful. We still don’t have strong calls from a joint minority platform on forced conversions.

This is the second forced conversion/marriage of an underage Christian girl in Karachi alone. In order to justify marriage to Huma Younus—a 14-year-old Christian girl who was also abducted, forced to convert to Islam, and wed to a Muslim man— on February 3, 2020 the Sindh high court in Karachi ruled that men may marry underage girls once they have their period, in direct compliance with Sharia, but against Karachi’s own laws.  “Our daughters are insecure and abused in this country,” Huma’s mother later remarked. “They are not safe anywhere. We leave them at schools or home but they are kidnapped, raped, humiliated, and forced to convert to Islam.”

Similarly, in August 2020, Maira Shahbaz, a 14-year-old Christian girl, escaped from the home of Mohamad Nakash—her kidnapper, whom the Lahore High Court had recently ruled is her legitimate husband despite her and her family’s objections.  She fled to a police station, where she gave testimony, including on how she was being “forced into prostitution” and “filmed while by being raped,” with threats that the tape would be published unless she complies with the demands of her rapist/husband and friends. “They threatened to murder my whole family,” the girl said. “My life was at stake in the hands of the accused and Nakash repeatedly raped me forcefully.”  She and her family are currently in hiding.

In a separate incident of “religious hatred” in Pakistan, a Muslim man and his son beat and humiliated a Christian woman in public for arguing with him. On October 12, Balqees Bibi, the Christian woman, called out in public to a relative—whose name is distinctly Christian—thereby angering Muhammad Abass Butt.  “Abbas was [always] full of religious hatred against my mother,” her son explained. “He often expressed his anger against Christians in the street, but everyone ignored him to avoid disputes.”  On that day, “Abbas started abusing my mother saying, ‘Oh choori! Shut your mouth!’ When she argued with him, he slapped her and dragged her into the street.”  The report adds that

Abbas was angry that Bibi, a person he considered socially lower than him due to her religious identity, had argued with him in public. As Abbas beat Bibi, he also used an extremely derogatory slur for Christians which labels them as untouchables. After the attack, Bibi and her family registered a police complaint against Abbas (FIR # 372/20). However, there [sic] police have yet to arrest Abbas or his son who reportedly joined his father in beating Bibi.

Egypt: On October 3, Magda Mansur Ibrahim, a 20-year-old Christian, disappeared while traveling to her college.   Three days after her parents contacted and pressured police and local officials to act, a video of the missing girl appeared on October 6.   In it she claimed that she had secretly converted to Islam six years ago and had now married a Muslim man and therefore wished to be left alone.  In an interview, however, her father said he was convinced that the video was made under duress. He also asked if it was reasonable to believe that a 14-year-old girl could be theologically attuned enough to secretly convert to and clandestinely practice Islam for six years within a Christian household.  Moreover, “How am I to believe,” the girl’s father inquired, “this video when Rania ‘Abd al-Masih and the Alexandrian girl [Christine Zarif] both previously published similar videos and in the end they returned and we learned that they had acted under pressure?”   (This is a reference to two other Christian women in Egypt who, after disappearing, also reappeared on videos as eager converts to Islam, only for the truth—that the videos were made under duress—to come out later.)  The father then made an impassioned plea:

As an Egyptian, I have rights—including the right to see my daughter and sit with her and make sure she is okay. If she wishes to follow another path [Islam], that is her right, but my right is to see her ….  I therefore ask State Security, the Minister of Interior and President Sisi to look into [the plight of] my daughter because I know that she is not safe and is under pressure. I will never forfeit my daughter ….  She is not some “chicken” I can forget about; she is my flesh and blood….  I am poor and at death’s door [literally, “God’s door”], but … even if they were to publish a million such videos, it is my right to see her.  As for the video, I am a father and know well how my daughter talks, and she [appeared] terrified and her face changed.   As the very least reflection of my rights as a citizen, State Security should move and investigate [the whereabouts] of my daughter.  Is it that hard for the Egyptian police to return the girl?

A few days later, Magda was reported as having been returned to her family.  However, and as with the case of Ranya ‘Abd al-Masih, the 20-year-old’s return seems to be conditional on the family not asking questions, speaking to the press, pressing charges, or even knowing the responsible parties.

In a separate incident in Egypt, on October 5, Muslim mobs attacked Christian homes and beat their inhabitants in the village of Dabous in Samalout.  “The cause of the story,” explained Mina, a Christian resident, occurred two days earlier, when “two Muslim men who don’t belong to our village beat a young Coptic kid [aged 10]. The Coptic men didn’t accept that,” and a fight erupted: Muslims—and their dignity—were injured.  Two days later, “retaliatory” attacks began with one Muslim man striking a Christian father and his son with a hose while they were traveling on motorbike; they fell and were injured. By the end of that day, on October 5, “all of the Muslims gathered to beat the Copts,” said Mina. “They damaged the windows and doors, and injured around five or six persons.”  Another local Christian man described the incident:

The attack started with a Muslim woman screaming. The extremists attacked the Copts’ houses, [even though] there were security bodies whose job it is to protect the church. They did not call the police, but the Copts did. Then the police came, and the extremists escaped to the farms and grass.

While discussing how a car belonging to a Christian man was destroyed, Mina said that village Muslims had promised to make amends, and that “my father has gone to the police station to follow the situation, but I will stay home. They are treacherous and traitorous.”

Raymond Ibrahim, author of Crucified Again and Sword and Scimitar, is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and a Judith Rosen Friedman Fellow at the Middle East Forum.

About this Series

The persecution of Christians in the Islamic world has become endemic.  Accordingly, “Muslim Persecution of Christians” was developed in 2011 to collate some—by no means all—of the instances of persecution that occur or are reported each month. It serves two purposes:

1)          To document that which the mainstream media does not: the habitual, if not chronic, persecution of Christians.

2)          To show that such persecution is not “random,” but systematic and interrelated—that it is rooted in a worldview inspired by Islamic Sharia.

Accordingly, whatever the anecdote of persecution, it typically fits under a specific theme, including hatred for churches and other Christian symbols; apostasy, blasphemy, and proselytism laws that criminalize and sometimes punish with death those who “offend” Islam; sexual abuse of Christian women; forced conversions to Islam;  theft and plunder in lieu of jizya (financial tribute expected from non-Muslims); overall expectations for Christians to behave like cowed dhimmis, or second-class, “tolerated” citizens; and simple violence and murder. Sometimes it is a combination thereof.

Because these accounts of persecution span different ethnicities, languages, and locales—from Morocco in the West, to Indonesia in the East—it should be clear that one thing alone binds them: Islam—whether the strict application of Islamic Sharia law, or the supremacist culture born of it.

Previous Monthly Reports going back at least 5 years: CLICK HERE

(Source: raymondibrahim.com)

Creeping Sharia – Butchered in an “Atrocious Way”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, October 2020 (tumblr.com)

A Month of Islam in America: November 2020

Creeping Sharia – A Month of Islam in America: November 2020 (tumblr.com)

November 2020. The greatest coup in American history. A color revolution.

We Were Warned – For The Record (posted November 3rd)

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There was plenty of jihad activity in November, but the stolen election was, and continues to be, the crisis of most importance so we are posting that section first.

Due to recounts and challenges, it might be a while before we can officially determine how many jihad and sharia sympathizers were elected – legally or illegally. However, Hamas-linked, UAE-terror listed CAIR projects 57 Muslims won seats in November 2020 elections

Please click the links above/below for more details including a link to the original source (most often from the DOJ/FBI websites).

Election Jihad:

Joe Biden’s Biggest Fundraisers are Tied to Islamic Terrorists

Kamala Harris pledges to restore U.S. taxpayer funding to Palestinian terror (video)

MinneapolisMuslim city council candidate says she witnessed Democratic voter fraud (video)

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MichiganDemocrat Gun-Grabbing, BLM-Supporting Muslim State Rep-Elect Threatens GOP Canvasser’s Children in Racist Diatribe

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CaliforniaGrandson of Islamic terrorist (1972 Olympic’s Munich Massacre) projected to lose Congressional race

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IndianaRepublican House Speaker attacks newly elected Republican over anti-Islam, anti-Catholic, anti-Pope posts

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) Brutalizes Ilhan Omar in Devastating Tweets Over Her Illicit Brother Marriage

Jihad in America:

New YorkMuslim immigrant who funded & scoped out NYC landmarks for al-Qaeda granted “compassionate” release by judge – 8 years early!

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OregonMuslim immigrant who provided support to Islamic State (ISIS) for 5 years is charged…and released!

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IndianaElkhart woman who helped her husband and brother-in-law join ISIS & took her children to ISIS in Syria gets just 6 years prison

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OhioMuslims planned to attack Texas prison to free a convicted al-Qaeda jihadi – NO ONE ARRESTED!

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New Jersey:

Sussex County Woman – Former Army National Guard – Arrested for Sending Money, Weapons Advice to Syrian Jihad Group

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TennesseeISIS supporter arrested for jihad threats against Clarksville Police Department and the Fort Campbell PX Exchange

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UtahMuslim Pleads Guilty – Distributed Bomb Making Videos for ISIS Terror Attacks

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PennsylvaniaBangladeshi Husband and Wife Immigrants to US Plead Guilty to Helping Her Brothers Become ISIS Jihadis

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South CarolinaMan Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to ISIS

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MinnesotaSuperseding Indictment Charges Two Anti-Police “Boojahideen” With Conspiracy, Material Support to Islamic Terror Group Hamas

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OhioCourt of Appeals upholds conviction of Jordanian immigrant who tried to join ISIS

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CaliforniaMuslim who stabbed 4 in 2015 jihad attack planned to praise allah while slitting the throats of Univ of California, Merced classmates, shoot others

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State Dept Designates 2 Senior al-Shabaab Leaders as Terrorists; Sanctions Hezbollah-affiliated “Christian” politician in Lebanon

More Jihad in America:

New York City Islamic foundation’s Arabic-language website calls for the killing of those who insult Muhammad

New JerseyMuslim supremacist removed from flight, arrested after altercation with passenger

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US Seizes 27 Additional Domain Names Used By Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps To Further A Global, Covert Influence Campaign

Previous monthly reports here.

Immigration Jihad also known as Hijra:

FBI’s 2019 “Hate Crime” Statistics Show anti-Muslim Crimes Decrease Again, While Crimes Against Christians and Jews Skyrocket

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MichiganDoctors arrested for helping more than 1,249 immigrants from jihad areas fraudulently enter U.S.

Trump still taking in refugees in 2021, ceiling capped at 15,000 with many exemptions

Most of 1,100 Muslim refugees denied entrance to Australia have, or will beresettled in the U.S.

Rape Jihad (caused by Immigration):

MinnesotaTwo Somali’s arrested in St. Cloud gang rape

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New York CityCab driver arrested for attempted rape, sexual assault on two women, released

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IllinoisConvicted Child Molester from North Carolina Arrested in Brideview After Passenger Drug Overdose

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VirginiaPakistani doctor who sterilized women, performed unnecessary, irreversible hysterectomies without consent is found guilty

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Fraud for Jihad:

TennesseeMemphis Physicians Agree To Pay More Than $340,000 for Alleged Over-billing

Texas7 Charged in $16M Covid-Relief Fraud Scheme

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CaliforniaBrother of San Bernardino terrorist gets 3 years probation in marriage fraud scheme

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Government collusion with and failure to prevent jihad:

Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Course Features Pro-Sharia Muslim Speaker and DOJ Whitewashing Jihad

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Jihad in Education:

WashingtonMuslims use DOJ to shake down Federal Way Public Schools over alleged bullying

New York University virtual event featuring Islamic terrorist canceled by Zoom

Straight up sharia in America:

NYPD submits, ends policy requiring hijab removal for mug shots

VIDEOIslamic Censorship of The U.S. Constitution

Emails: Hillary Clinton plotted with Qatar to establish $100M ‘Voice of America’-like media channel for the Muslim Brotherhood

Previous monthly reports here.

Big Tech Jihad:

Twitter locks out Creeping Sharia for tweet exposing jihad risk of Joe Biden’s Muslim migration pledge

Sadly, it was worse overseas where hundreds were beheaded, killed, raped and brutalized by those seeking to impose Islam on the world yet governments continue to submit to sharia supremacists.

At least 110 dead – dozens beheaded – in Nigeria after Islamic terror group Boko Haram attack

Islamic State beheads more than 50 men and boys in jihad attack in Mozambique

AustriaMuslim kills 4, injures 17 in Vienna jihad attack; killer had been jailed for trying to join ISIS but released early!

New Zealand Police have introduced a hijab into their official uniform

If Patriots don’t stand and fight now with every ounce of energy they have, a Biden administration will be stacked with Muslim Brotherhood, jihad and sharia sympathizers where we’ll see a crackdown on Americanism and those who oppose Islam.

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Younus Kathrada shares prayer: “O Allah! Tear them [Jews] to pieces”

Sheikh Younus Kathrada is a South-African born Canadian Imam, Islamic Studies teacher, community and youth activist, counsellor, chaplain, and public speaker. He graduated with a BA from the College of Da’wah and Usool adDeen at the Islamic University of Medinah (1994) in Saudi Arabia. He has been involved in grassroots dawah [propagation of Islam] with the Muslim community of Canada, and of BC [British Columbia] in particular, for the last 20 years. He has presented many topics on Islaam at Universities in BC and Alberta for Islaam Awareness Week, and also presents “Introduction to Islam” courses for high school and middle school students. He was previously Imam of an Islamic centre in Vancouver. He was also the founder and teacher of Al Madinah Academy in Victoria, B.C, as well as the acting Imam of the Masjid [mosque] there. He then moved to Malaysia where he was a teacher and then Principal of Al-Tamimi International Islamic School in Subang Jaya for almost 7 years. While in Malaysia he continued to give talks at various universities and Masaajid [mosques]. He moved back to Victoria in 2016 and is currently the Imam of the Dar Al-Ihsan Islamic Center.

On July 8, 2014 Younus Kathrada shared on his official Facebook page Islamic prayers from “Dua Qunoot” by Mishari Rashid al-Afasy that was published on kalamullah.com. Here are some of these Islamic prayers (in Arabic, transliteration and English):

Mazin Abdul-Adhim: “The Jews are cursed with lowliness and weakness”

Based in London, Ontario Mazin AbdulAdhim is a Muslim scholar and a prominent leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir Canada.

On June 3, 2020 Mazin AbdulAdhim posted on Facebook:

Pandu Laksono: All The elites are khazars & ashkenazi jews.

مازن عبد العظيم [Mazin Abdul-Adhim]: No, the elites of Capitalism are mostly Catholics, Protestants, and Evangelicals actually. The secularist Christians rule the world, actually, not the Jews. The Jews are a tool in the hands of the secularists to keep us distracted from the real enemy invading our lands and robbing us of our wealth. Even the Qur’an tells us that the Jews are “cursed with lowliness and weakness, except through the rope of Allah (which was cut off when Allah became angry with them) or a rope from other nations.” The Jews didn’t even occupy Palestine through their own efforts. It was handed over to them by the British Christians after sacrificing millions of their own lives in WW1 while the Jews sat on the sidelines and watched like spineless cowards. Then the British took most of the Muslim lands and gave the Zionist Jews a small sliver of land so that they distract Muslims from the fact that the British *occupied half the Muslim lands* and just focus on Palestine for the next 100 years. It’s about time we woke up.

Pandu Laksono: مازن عبد العظيم [Mazin Abdul-Adhim] what about the jewish ashkenazi & khazars, i’m sure jewish mizrahi / bani israil doesnt involve with this.

مازن عبد العظيم [Mazin Abdul-Adhim]: They are a weak and worthless people politically. They are tools in the hands of bigger powers. They have money, and all they can do is bribe. But once the interests of the Capitalists take a different direction, you will see them drop the Zionists like a pile of seaming hot garbage.

Canadian Imam Mazin Abdul-Adhim: Canadian Remembrance Day, American Veterans Day Mark The Destruction Of The Ottoman Caliphate In WWI

Islamic scholar Mazin Abdul-Adhim of Hizb ut-Tahrir Canada, said in a Friday, November 13, 2020 sermon that was uploaded to his YouTube channel that Canada’s Remembrance Day and America’s Veterans Day are holidays that commemorate the destruction of the Ottoman Caliphate in World War I and the colonial invasion of North Africa and Palestine. He said that Muslims are unable to liberate Palestine because their governments are “colonized.” He added that Muslims are the only nation that is helpless while its members are being humiliated, insulted, and killed.

To view the clip of Imam Mazin Abdul-Adhim on MEMRI TV, click here or below.

“They Don’t Want You To Know That World War I Was About The Destruction Of The [Ottoman] Caliphate, And The Invasion Of North Africa, Invasion Of Lebanon, And Palestine…”

Imam Mazin Abdul-Adhim: “Two days ago, was both Remembrance Day and Veterans Day.

[…]

“Memorial Day and Veterans Day, and all these remembrance days that go around the world, it started from World War I.

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“But World War – and I hear this a lot –  I hear ‘to protect our freedoms, a great evil was destroyed.’ What? What are you talking about? Does anybody here know what great evil was destroyed in World War I? The answer is the Ottoman Caliphate.

[…]

“They don’t want you to know that World War I was about the destruction of the khilafah [caliphate], and the invasion of North Africa, and the invasion of Lebanon, and Palestine, and so on.

[…]

“Britain had formed an agreement with Herzl to give him – Herzl is the inventor of Zionism for Palestine – they agreed to give him Palestine, three years before the war ended. So we understand that this was an actual invasion of our lands and destruction of the only thing protecting our lands.

[…]

“We Can’t Liberate Palestine? [This Is] Because Our Governments… Are Colonized… We Are Currently Occupied… Since World War I”

“We can’t liberate Palestine? Surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of millions of Muslims, we can’t liberate Palestine? It’s not because we’re weak. It’s because our governments… We are colonized, we are currently occupied – still, since World War I.

[…]

“World War I is a commemoration of the Allied soldiers destroying the khilafah, and do you know how many Muslims were killed in that process? 2.5 million Muslims were killed in that war.

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“So look at the humiliation that we’re facing. We are the only ummah in the world that you can come to, and step on, and insult, and spit on, and kill, and we can do nothing about it.”

https://www.memri.org/reports/canadian-imam-mazin-abdul-adhim-canadian-remembrance-day-american-veterans-day-mark

On its Arabic website, New York City Islamic foundation calls for the killing of those who insult Muhammad

The Shi’ite Al-Khoei Foundation describes itself this way: “Headquartered in Jamaica, N.Y., Imam Al-Khoei Benevolent Foundation is an international, religious, charitable institution established in 1989. The center conducts various religious programs in different languages, including Arabic, Urdu, Persian and English. It has a well-stocked reference and lending library, a conference room, a prayer hall and a funeral bath facility.”

On an Arabic-language page, it calls for the killing of those who insult Muhammad. This page is al-khoei.us and the English page is al-khoei.org, but if you click on “English” on the al-khoei.us Arabic page, it takes you to al-khoei.org. It’s the same organization.

“Ninth: Insulting the Prophet (may Allah bless him and his family),” translated from “التاسع : سبّ النبيّ (صلّى الله عليه وآله)” al-Khoei.us:

(Issue 214): Whoever insults the Prophet (may Allah’s prayers be upon him and his family) must be killed on his hearing as long as he does not fear harm to himself, his honor or his property and the like (1), and insulting the imams (peace be upon them) and insulting Fatima al-Zahra (peace be upon her) should be attached to him. (2).

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(1) As for the necessity to kill him – in addition to the fact that there is no dispute concerning it, but there is unanimity on it in two aspects – there are several narrations:

Including: Sahih Hisham bin Salem on the authority of Abu Abdullah (peace be upon him): He was asked about the one who insulted the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s prayers and peace be upon him and his family and peace) “So he (peace be upon him) said: The lower authorities shall kill him before he is brought to the imam.” (1)….

The permissibility of killing him does not require permission from the legitimate ruler (1)….

Federally funded “Muslim Voting Guide” broke elections laws

The controversial Canadian Muslim Voting Guide released by Wilfrid Laurier University was found to have broken elections laws.

According to Blacklocks’ Reporter, Elections Commissioner Yves Côté declared the taxpayer-funded document was in violation of the law in an internal memo. 

“Based on the information gathered during our review, the Commissioner has determined a violation was committed,” wrote Côté. No penalties have been issued for the violation. 

“The public interest would be best served by addressing the matter using informal means,”  wrote an investigation note. 

Ahead of the 2019 federal election, the guide’s authors received $24,923 from the federal Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to “create profiles of key public, media and political figures as well as organizations who produce and distribute Islamophobic ideologies and propaganda.”

Instead, the guide sought to direct voters on who to vote for and gave the former Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer “failing” grades on Islamophobia, immigration and refugees. 

“Scheer’s well-documented association with controversial far-right and Islamophobic public figures makes him complicit,” claimed the guide. 

The guide also went on to accuse Conservatives of “[fomenting] the kind of fear and moral panic that leads to violence and hate.” 

https://tnc.news/2020/11/06/federally-funded-muslim-voting-guide-broke-elections-laws/

Canada: Bloc Québécois leader slams Trudeau’s response to jihad attacks in France

Last Friday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that the freedom of expression was “not without limits,” and should not “arbitrarily and needlessly hurt” certain communities. This was appalling, as the context of Trudeau’s comments suggested that the beheading of French teacher Samuel Paty for showing a Muhammad cartoon was justified.

In response, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet took Trudeau to task. Blanchet stated in a tweet that Trudeau’s response to the jihad attacks in France “did not go far enough, and highlighted what the Bloc leader called a ‘disturbing gap’ in values that he chalked up to possible ‘weakness’ or ‘ideology’ on the prime minister’s part.”

More specifically, Blanchet said that Trudeau’s comments “suggested ‘extenuating circumstances’ might explain some acts of terrorism,” a dangerous stance for a free country’s Prime Minister to take. No insult to anyone’s sensibilities could ever justify such violence.

The Bloc Québécois leader further stated that Trudeau’s comments are “threatening Quebec’s friendship with France.” Trudeau’s comment extends beyond the relationship between Quebec and France. His comments threaten free society itself. The freedom of expression, including freedom to offend, is the hallmarks of any free society. Such freedom is absent from Sharia states.

“Blanchet seeks to drive values wedge between Quebec and Trudeau government,” Canadian Press, November 2, 2020:

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet is doubling down on efforts to draw a line separating his party’s values from those of the Trudeau Liberals — particularly on the fraught ground of free speech.

Blanchet posted a tweet Sunday suggesting Justin Trudeau’s response to attacks in France that authorities have attributed to Muslim extremists did not go far enough, and highlighted what the Bloc leader called a “disturbing gap” in values that he chalked up to possible “weakness” or “ideology” on the prime minister’s part.

Blanchet said in French that Trudeau is threatening Quebec’s friendship with France. He’s sought to align his province with that country’s “republican and secular” principles, contrasting them with what he called an “Anglo-Saxon multiculturalist doctrine.”

The stern words compound Blanchet’s criticism of the prime minister’s reaction to a University of Ottawa professor’s use of a notoriously derogatory word for Black people in class.

Last week, Trudeau condemned the attacks in France as “heinous” acts of terrorism that fly in the face of Canadian values and said Ottawa “would always defend freedom of expression, but freedom of expression is not without limits.”

“In a pluralistic, diverse and respectful society like ours, we must be aware of the impact of our words, of our actions on others, particularly these communities and populations who still experience enormous discrimination,” Trudeau told reporters in French on Friday.

At a press conference today, Blanchet argued that Trudeau’s comments suggested “extenuating circumstances” might explain some acts of terrorism.

“My duty is to tell our sisters and brothers and friends in France that Quebec does not share this opinion being expressed by the prime minister of Canada,” Blanchet said….

At his press conference today, Blanchet accused the Trudeau government of being slow to condemn the attacks….

Azerbaijan football club representative: We must kill all Armenians

Nurlan Ibrahimov, head of the press service of Qarabag football club of Azerbaijan, has made a terrorist statement against Armenians.

“We [Azerbaijanis] must kill all Armenians – children, women, the elderly. [We] need to kill [them] without [making a] distinction. No regrets, no compassion. If we don’t kill [them], they will kill us and our children,” this Azerbaijani wrote on Facebook. 

https://sport.news.am/eng/news/116193/azerbaijan-football-club-representative-we-must-kill-all-armenians.html

Florida: Imam says ‘It is a form of polytheism when you elect people who are going to rule not according to Sharia’

“Miami Imam Dr. Yousef Fadi Kablawi: The Narrative That Samuel Paty Was Beheaded By A Chechen Is ‘Bogus’ Just Like The 9/11 Narrative; The Attack Was Staged By French Authorities To Frame The Muslims,” MEMRI, October 23, 2020:

In a Friday, October 23, 2020 sermon at Masjid As-Sunnah An-Nabawiyyah North Miami, Imam Fadi Kablawi said that the recent beheading of French schoolteacher Samuel Paty was “bogus,” “fiction,” and a “bedtime story.” He said that he does not approve of the murder of Paty, but that he does not believe it was a Chechen who killed him. Dr. Kablawi suggested that French authorities “made up this story” and took a Muslim prisoner, shot him, and then killed Paty in order to accuse the Muslims of the crime. In addition, Dr. Kablawi compared the attack to 9/11 and said that people who believe that 9/11 was carried out by people from the caves of Tora Bora must be “ignorant [people] who vote.”

Dr. Kablawi elaborated that voting in elections in an infidel country is a form of polytheism. Furthermore, saying that there is no difference between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Dr. Kablawi added: “All cows look alike, all pigs look alike.” For more about Dr. Yousef Fadi Kablawi, see MEMRI TV Clips No. 8389, No. 8136 and No. 8063. The sermon was streamed live on Masjid As-Sunnah An-Nabawiyyah’s Facebook page.

Imam Dr. Yousef Fadi Kablawi: “They [Donald Trump and Joe Biden] are all… All cows look alike, all pigs look alike. That is not the issue. I don’t want you to take my words [as though] I am telling you to go vote. No, no, I am against voting, wholeheartedly.

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“It is a form of polytheism, when you choose and elect people to put them in power, who are going to rule, not according to the shari’a of Allah, because some [people] will say: ‘Oh, this is an infidel country.’ Well, if you accept that and admit that, then why are you becoming part of their system?

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“You can see how much they glorify the teacher who was slaughtered. As I said it here, and I said it before… In other lectures, we are against this action. We are against what the brother said or did… That Chechen brother, supposedly… That is if we buy the story. I don’t buy the story, it is bogus. Unless [President Macron] realizes that he is nothing but less than a dog, he will continue to be offended. So they have to come back with something. They have to make up something. That is exactly what this story is all about. I mean, these people have thousands and thousands of Muslim prisoners – in France – for whatever reason. They couldn’t pick anyone, through him there, shoot him and kill that teacher, and then [say]: ‘Here is a Muslim killing…’ We are sick of these stories, these are fiction, bedtime stories, not even qualified to be that. When will we realize that we should not take the world of the infidels [as] credible?

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“Who in the world, today, still believes that dozens of people who came out of the caves of Tora Bora, and suddenly, they are flying two airplanes exactly, into two towers that have 110 floors, and they hit right on the top and suddenly, everything like… An engineer… You will not even have that in movies. Who still believes that? Those ignorant [people] who are going to vote.”