In a stark warning as to what will happen if Chancellor Angela Merkel allows Turkish citizens visa-free travel throughout Europe, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says “Contraception is Treason, Women Not Equal to Men, Muslims Must Multiply Descendants .”
Please consider Turkey’s Erdogan Warns Muslims Against Birth Control. Continue reading »
- Housing estate at Melton South in Melbourne will be marketed at Muslims
- Iqra Village will be divided in 75 lots and targeting South Asian migrants
- Developers have plans to build a mosque at centre of new neighbourhood
- Vacant land is near where anti-Islamic protesters staged a violent rally
Developers of a new housing estate in suburban Melbourne are only targeting Islamic families in what has been described as one of Australia’s biggest faith-based developments.
Iqra Village, the residential project at Melton South in Melbourne’s west, will be divided into 75 lots and marketed towards South Asian migrants. Continue reading »
Having exclaimed “is that all there is?” following President Obama’s speech last night on how he would make Americans safer, Donald Trump appears to have decide to take matters into his own hands. The leading Republican presidential nominee has called for a “total and complete” moratorium on allowing Muslims to enter the United States…
Statement from The Trump Campaign:
(New York, NY) December 7th, 2015,
Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on. Continue reading »
French President Francois Hollande is surrounded by Heads of state including (LtoR) Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council President Donald Tusk, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Switzerland’s President Simonetta Sommaruga as they attend the solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015.
– Charlie Hebdo Massacre: Another Staged Event to Incite War and Destroy Freedom? (Veterans News Now, Jan 11, 2015):
The “Islamists” strike again –at least that’s what those who stand behind the latest outrage in Paris want us to believe.
On Wednesday, two masked gunmen wielding AK-47s stormed the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper based in Paris, France, assassinating the entire leadership of the paper. Twelve people were killed in the ensuing rampage, mostly Charlie Hebdo employees and a few policemen. Days later, four more random civilians were gunned down at a kosher supermarketby two other militants allegedly connected to the shooters in Paris.
Sporadically shouting “Allah Akbar” throughout the duration of their onslaught, the two attackers were caught on video making a spectacle of themselves as they paraded down the Paris street guns blazing. It is typically unusual for terrorists to immediately make it known who they are and what they stand for before concluding their dirty work, an anomaly the mainstream media refuses to emphasize for obvious reasons.
Other anomalies are cause for skepticism. How did the terrorists get ahold of military-grade weaponry undetected? Journalist Gearoid O Colmain told Russia Today that the two deceased suspects,French-born Said and Cherif Kouachi, had received military training from militants in Syria and had also traveled to Yemen to meet with al-Qaeda leaders there. And yet the pair was able to return to France without interference from authorities. Other reports indicate that the brothers were known and being monitored by French intelligence, but were still able to obtain the necessary armaments to conduct Wednesday’s attack without a hiccup. Continue reading »
I’ve alread posted the video, but thought it makes sense to post this article.
We are NOT Charlie! #FalseFlag
– Charlie Hebdo False Flag Story Goes Viral (Veterans Today, Jan 8, 2015):
False Flag Weekly News just finished a special report on the Charlie Hebdo spectacular in Paris: Continue reading »
KEVIN BARRETT – Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. Dr. Barrett has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications. Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.
JIM FETZER – A former Marine Corps officer, Jim Fetzer has published widely on the theoretical foundations of scientific knowledge, computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and evolution and mentality. McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth, he has also conducted extensive research into the assassination of JFK, the events of 9/11, and the plane crash that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone. The founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, his latest books include The Evolution of Intelligence (2005), The 9/11 Conspiracy (2007), Render Unto Darwin (2007), and The Place of Probability in Science (2010).
False Flag in France?
1) Political cartoonists killed in Paris
“Charlie Hebdo” attack”: another Zionist false flag?
2) Paris “Charlie Hebdo” attack”: another Zionist false flag? http://truthjihad.blogspot.com/2015/01/paris-charlie-hebdo-attack-another.html
3) Mossad attacks Paris? http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2015/01/mossad-attacks-paris.html Continue reading »
– Muslim Policeman Died Defending the Right of French Cartoonists to Mock His Religion (Washington’s Blog, Jan 8, 2015):
Police Officer Ruthlessly Assassinated by Terrorist Was a Muslim
You know the French policeman defending the French cartoonists who was ruthlessly killed by the terrorists?
The Atlantic notes:
For a number of reasons, the death of Ahmed Merabet should provide a way to understand Wednesday’s horrific shooting in Paris. Merabet, one of the two policemen shot and killed in Charlie Hebdo massacre, was a French Muslim man who died defending the laws that allow satirists to mock his religion.
One post in the Daily Caller’s coverage of the massacre placed the officer’s death within the context of how “Islam explicitly condemns killing other Muslims.”
The following image – trending today on Twitter – sums it up pretty well:
“Divide et impera” … strikes again.
– France Attack Reactions include Citizen Calls to Kill All Muslims (Washington’s Blog, Jan 8, 2015):
At the same time, some members of state police forces are posting threatening statements and, as reported by Glenn Greenwald, are not being arrested.
Now, responding to the terror attack against French journalists and in addition to government and media incitements to violence, private citizens are issuing incitements to commit genocide against Muslims.
Examples of statements being made on Twitter: Continue reading »
– Muslims Everywhere Condemn Terror Attack (Washington’s Blog, Jan 8, 2015):
Slideshow by Adam Johnson
Similarly, the condemnation of yesterday’s barbaric terrorist attack in Paris has been global and immediate. Here’s a sampling of condemnation which came within hours of the attack:
Also all of this madness has been carefully planned and instigated by TPTB.
When (for whatever reason) civil war will break out in Italy, France and Germany the beginning of WW3 is close.
And when the Pope has to flee the Vatican the beginning of WW3 is very close.
– Native French under Attack in Muslim Areas (CBN TV):
Violent crime can happen anywhere and to anyone and for many reasons, but in parts of France, it has become especially dangerous to be white.
– ‘Sharia controlled zone’ in Germany: Group of young Muslims patrolling city streets (RT, Sep 6, 2014):
Police in the German city of Wuppertal are investigating a case of several young men who announced themselves to be ‘Sharia police’. The group was ‘patrolling’ the streets, urging people to refrain from various sorts of activities and entertainment.
The young men wearing orange safety vests with the words “Shariah police” written on the back caught both residents’ and police attention in Wuppertal in North Rhine-Westphalia in western Germany earlier this week.
— Robert (@robert1z) 4. September 2014
The young men are followers of Salafism, a puritanical form of Islam, one of the world’s fastest-growing Islamic movements. The fundamentalists have been seen in the city’s nightlife area, trying to urge people to refrain from alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography and other activities. They also reportedly distributed leaflets with the same guidelines.Police reportedly stopped 11 men aged between 19 and 33. An investigation with possible charges of illegal assembly has been launched.
The government is considering the Sharia initiative an act of provocation and says it won’t tolerate any “parallel law“.
“No Sharia laws will be tolerated on German soil. No one has the right to tarnish the good image of the German police,” the country’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere reportedly said in an interview to Bild.
Germany’s Justice Minister Heiko Maas said that “no illegal ‘parallel law’ will be tolerated,” as only the state is responsible for law compliance. Continue reading »
– Muhammad – the Founder of Islam – Specifically CONDEMNED AS SINNERS Anyone Who Failed to Protect Christians or Interfered with Christians’ Ability to Practice their Own Faith (Washington’s Blog, Aug 26, 2014):
Muslims Who Persecute Christians Are Violating a DIRECT ORDER from Muhammad
ISIS and other Muslim extremists who persecute Christians are disobeying a direct order from Muhammad, the founder of Islam.
Specifically, in 626 AD, Muhammad issued The Achtiname of Muhammad, also known as the Covenant or (Holy) Testament (Testamentum) of the Prophet Muhammad.
The Achtiname – shown above – ordered Muslims to protect and defend Christians, and condemned as sinners Muslims who mistreated Christians:
This is a letter which was issued by Mohammed, Ibn Abdullah, the Messenger, the Prophet, the Faithful, who is sent to all the people as a trust on the part of God to all His creatures, that they may have no plea against God hereafter. Verily God is the Mighty, the Wise. This letter is directed to the embracers of Islam, as a covenant given to the followers of Nazarene [i.e. Christians] in the East and West, the far and near, the Arabs and foreigners, the known and the unknown. Continue reading »
– Muslim Leaders Worldwide Condemn ISIS (Washington’s Blog, Aug 23, 2014):
Many Americans Want to Know Why Muslims Aren’t Condemning ISIS
ABC News’ Laura Ingraham, Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Fox & Friends and other U.S. media commentators say that Muslims are silent and complicit in the barbarian crimes of ISIS. Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said that all Muslims are the same as ISIS, and implied that all Muslims should be met “with a bullet to the head”.
Why don’t we hear Muslims condemning the barbarian ISIS terrorists?
Turns out they are loudly condemning ISIS … but our press isn’t covering it. Continue reading »
– ISIL or ISIS? Why the world can’t decide (Quartz, June 18, 2014)
– Is ISIL really Sunni? (Veterans Today, June 19, 2014):
The Western media describes ISIL – the ultra-extremist terrorists destabilizing Iraq and Syria – as “Sunni militants.”
Headlines read: “Sunni Islamist Militants Seize Mosul.” “Sunni militants capture northern Iraqi town.” “Iraq Army Tries to Roll Back Sunni Militants’ Advance.”
The corporate media casts the fighting in Iraq as a Sunni vs. Shia conflict. The Sunni side, according to these reports, is led by ISIL – a group that was expelled from al-Qaeda for being too extreme.
But is ISIL really Sunni? Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“Greedy insiders at Cadbury exposed their Company & its heritage to a hostile bid by GM loving food giant KRAFT, who promised jobs would be saved and the historical heritage would be saved.
Now, all production has been shifted to China and Poland, the chocolate has lost its quality, is being proactively boycotted by many previous customers, but global corporations don’t give a toss.
This time they went too far for the fruit and nutcases.”
– Malaysian Muslims declare jihad on Cadbury over pork-laced chocolate (RT, May 28, 2014):
Enraged Muslims in Malaysia have called for a holy war or Jihad to be waged on Cadbury after traces of pig DNA were picked up in their chocolates. As a result of the complaint, the company has pulled two of its products from Malaysian shop shelves.
A group of more than 20 Muslim organizations have condemned UK confectionary company Cadbury, saying “it has crossed the line.”
“They have betrayed us Muslims by putting ‘haram’ elements through the foods we consume in our body, to weaken us Muslims,” said Abu Bakar Yahya, chief of Muslim group, Perkasa Selangor, to press at a conference on Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur quoted by Malaymailonline.
Some of the Muslim organizations even called for a Jihad to be declared against Cadbury for its “betrayal.” Continue reading »
As a side note:
Jesus and the archangel Gabriel are mentioned in the Koran.
Jesus is being called a great prophet.
I guess killing followers of a great prophet that is mentioned in one’s holy scripture as such is probably one of the greatest sins one can commit.
– Christmas Letter From A Muslim (Veterans Today)
History is filled with atrocities commited in the name of God.
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
We are all brothers and sisters, but religions have not really been very helpful in teaching us this truth.
For me reincarnation is a fact and that means that we have been incarnated into all kinds of religions and that it doesn’t make any sense to hate other people.
The less we live in harmony with nature, the further we have removed ourselves from the source, the creator.
This is not really about diet:
Read the books. These teachings are exactly what ‘they’ want to keep from us.
– Pregnant Sudanese Muslim woman sentenced to death for Christian conversion (RT, May 15, 2014):
A 27-year-old woman, who is eight months pregnant, has been sentenced to death in Sudan for converting to Christianity from Islam, sparking protests in a country already riddled with social strife.
Mariam Yahya Ibrahim had been ordered to give up her newly-adopted Christian faith by Thursday and return to Islam.
Judge Abbas Khalifa asked Ibrahim whether she agreed to return to Islam. After she said, “I am a Christian,” a charge of apostasy was declared and the death sentence was handed down, according to judicial sources, quoted by Reuters.
“We gave you three days to recant, but you insist on not returning to Islam. I sentence you to be hanged to death,” the judge told the woman, AFP reported.
The woman had also been charged with adultery for marrying a Christian man. Continue reading »
– Boris Johnson: Children at risk of radicalisation should be in care (BBC News, March 3, 2014):
Muslim children who risk radicalisation by their parents should be taken into care, Boris Johnson has said.
Writing in his weekly Daily Telegraph column, the London mayor said such children were victims of child abuse.
Mr Johnson said they should be removed from their families to stop them being turned into “potential killers or suicide bombers”.
Jesus is called a great prophet in the Quran.
“The best-kept secret of Christmas: The world’s 1.5 billion Muslims LOVE Jesus…maybe even more than most nominal Christians do.…”
– Dr. Kevin Barrett
– Christmas letter from a Muslim (Veterans Today, by Dr. Kevin Barrett, Dec 25, 2013):
As-salaamu alaikum and a very Merry Christmas!
American Christians often send each other Christmas letters. Oddly, these letters rarely reference Jesus – or any of the other messengers of God, peace and blessings on all of them.
Christmas letters usually just provide a superficial summary of what the letter-writer and family have been doing during the previous year. Most of them are devoid of spirituality.
You’d think a Christmas letter would invoke angels, blessings, self-sacrifice, holiness, purity, miracles, redemptive love, dreams and visions, divine healing, hopes of paradise and aversions to hellfire, and so on. You’d expect a Christmas letter to be written in the spirit of Jesus, that most radical of spiritual healers and miracle-workers, who taught a vastly expanded form of consciousness based on universal love – a form of consciousness capable of turning ordinary life into the Kingdom of Heaven.
– Obama, Morsi, Plunge Middle East Into Chaos (Veterans Today, June 17, 2013, by Gordon Duff):
This week, President Obama announced that US ”intelligence estimates” conclusively prove Syria has been using chemical weapons in Syria. The US will now supply weapons and ammunition to Syrian rebels the Washington Post says are, not just Al Qaeda “affiliates” but working to destabilize and “Balkanize” Iraq as well:
“In an audio message posted online, the speaker identified as Baghdadi insists that a merger he announced in April with Syria’s al-Nusra Front, also known as Jabhat al-Nusra, to create a cross-border movement known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant will go on.
Al-Nusra is an al-Qaeda affiliate that has emerged as one of the most effective rebel factions in Syria.”
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– Non-Muslims Carried Out More than 90% of All Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Soil (ZeroHedge, Mai 1, 2013):
An FBI report shows that only a small percentage of terrorist attacks carried out on U.S. soil between 1980 and 2005 were perpetrated by Muslims.
Princeton University’s Loon Watch compiled the following chart from the FBI’s data (as explained below, this chart is over-simplified … and somewhat inaccurate):
According to this data, there were more Jewish acts of terrorism within the United States than Islamic (7% vs 6%). These radical Jews committed acts of terrorism in the name of their religion. These were not terrorists who happened to be Jews; rather, they were extremist Jews who committed acts of terrorism based on their religious passions, just like Al-Qaeda and company.
(Loon Watch also notes that less than 1% of terror attacks in Europe were carried out by Muslims.)
U.S. News and World Report noted in February of this year:
Archaeologists fear billion-pound development has led to destruction of key historical sites
More photos here:
– The photos Saudi Arabia doesn’t want seen – and proof Islam’s most holy relics are being demolished in Mecca (Independent, March 15, 2013):
The authorities in Saudi Arabia have begun dismantling some of the oldest sections of Islam’s most important mosque as part of a highly controversial multi-billion pound expansion.
Photographs obtained by The Independent reveal how workers with drills and mechanical diggers have started demolishing some Ottoman and Abbasid sections on the eastern side of the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca.
The building, which is also known as the Grand Mosque, is the holiest site in Islam because it contains the Kaaba – the point to which all Muslims face when praying. The columns are the last remaining sections of the mosque which date back more than a few hundred years and form the inner perimeter on the outskirts of the white marble floor surrounding the Kaaba.
The new photos, taken over the last few weeks, have caused alarm among archaeologists and come as Prince Charles – a long-term supporter of preserving architectural heritage – flew into Saudi Arabia yesterday for a visit with the Duchess of Cornwall. The timing of his tour has been criticised by human rights campaigners after the Saudis shot seven men in public earlier this week despite major concerns about their trial and the fact that some of the men were juveniles at the time of their alleged crimes.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. Dr. Barrett has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications. Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He is the co-founder of the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Alliance, and author of the books Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (2007) and Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters (2009). His website is www.truthjihad.com.
– Muslims to march on White House next September 11th (PressTV, Jan 30, 2013):
Everyone knows that AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, is the most powerful lobby in Washington.
But starting next September 11th, a new group called AMPAC, the American Muslim Political Action Committee, will challenge AIPAC’s stranglehold on American political life.
AMPAC will be forcefully announcing its presence with a “Million Muslim March” on the White House on September 11, 2013. The goal, announced at AMPAC’s press conference in New York:
American Islam, under attack
– Press TV: American Islam, under attack (Veterans Today, Oct 18, 2012):
It is quite something else to know, with all that is absolute, that a malevolent government in Washington, controlled by gangsters, criminals, mass murders, hears your thoughts, tracks your movements, knows what you buy, where you drive or walk, what you eat, believes it understands what you feel, does all of these things, not out of love but out of fear and malice.”Today, President Obama appointed Salam Al-Marayati, president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, as his representative on the United Nations Human Rights Council.Almost immediately, the Israeli/American media, including many violent and extremist publications, went on the attack. Below are the words of Salam Al-Marayti from December 2011, as he describes the attack American Muslims have been under, an attack of ever increasing intensity in the last 10 months: Continue reading »
YouTube Added: 15.10.2012
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From the article:
“I was surprised to discover that the Islamic faith actually honors Jesus and Christianity.”
This is not surprising because Jesus is called a great prophet in the Koran itself.
– “As The War Drums Beat” (Veterans Today, Sep 19, 2012):
I contemplate my recent trip to the Islamic Republic of Iran and ask myself who wants war between America and Iran. I quickly surmise that it is not the American people, nor the Iranian people, but globalists (international bankers and their multinational beneficiaries). They control Israel, the American media and most of our politicians…and by extension our foreign policy.
My journey to this exotic and little understood land began with an invitation to “New Horizon – The First International Independent Filmmakers Festival”. It was a conference and festival held in Tehran from September 2nd through September 7th. Filmmakers and intellectuals from around the world attended. It was one of the most stimulating experiences that I have ever had and an effective bridge between diverse cultures and perspectives – with the purpose of promoting truth, justice, liberty, and peace.
This initiative was undertaken, not by America or other world leaders, but by a country unfairly besieged with sanctions and threats of war. My observations were in stark contrast to the perceptions of most Americans. What I experienced was a devout country with a love of God, family, and nation – and an uncompromising respect for the noblest of human endeavors.
As I write this, a giant, beautiful book, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, lies next to me. Khayyam’s wonderful poems have survived the test of time and are a testament to the normally peaceful spirit of the Persian people. This treasure was given to me by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Inside its back cover, he inscribed the following for me (transcribed from Farsi): Continue reading »
YouTube Added: 17.09.2012
– The Truth About The Woman Who Stopped The 2007 Invasion Of Iran (Veterans Today)
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– ‘Innocence of Muslims’ filmmaker was a federal informant (RT, Sep 17, 2012):
Much remains unanswered about the US-made film that sparked riots across the Arab World, but more is unraveling by the day regarding the movie’s producer. Now it’s reported that the man behind ‘Innocence of Muslims’ was once a federal informant.
In the wake of a serious of violent outbursts that have targeted American facilities abroad and left at least 40 dead including one US ambassador, authorities and media outlets in the United States continue to comb through information about the film that’s considered the catalyst in the attacks, an anti-Islam flick branded overseas under the name ‘Innocence of Muslims.’ Less than a week after four Americans were killed at a US consulate in Benghazi, it’s now being revealed that the film’s producer, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, worked for the feds.
A court transcript obtained by the Smoking Gun shows that, as recently as 2010, Mr. Nakoula was identified as a federal informant, a title that his attorneys hoped would help in his case when he went before sentencing that year over an earlier conviction for check fraud.
– Muslims Pawns of Israel and Romney in US Attacks (Veterans Today, Sep 17, 2012):
Muslim World Duped into Complicity in Israeli Meddling in US Election, Destroying Own Society
The recent “film” spoken of and carefully translated by supposed “Muslim” media never existed. The translations and distribution done in the Middle East was at the hands of media long under Mossad employ.
Anyone who doesn’t think that Israel has bought or infiltrated or manipulates much of the Islamic media or plays them using advance “psyops” by feeding stories blaming the US for Israeli actions is an amateur or traitor, you choose.
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– Al-Qaida leader Zawahiri urges Muslim support for Syrian uprising (The Guardian, Feb. 12, 2012):
Ayman al-Zawahiri calls on Muslims in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to join fight against ‘pernicious, cancerous regime’
Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaida, has called on Muslims around the world to support rebels in Syria who are seeking to overthrow Bashar al-Assad.