Somalia: Al-Shabab executes 2 girls; town horrified

The two accused spies died amid a fusillade of bullets from a firing squad organized by a hardline Islamist militia. The condemned pair were only girls, aged 15 and 18, and their grieving relatives say they were uneducated, usually stayed at home and could not have spied for anyone.

Horrified residents of the town of Belet Weyne, in western Somalia, were forced to watch the execution by al-Shabab on Wednesday. One woman fainted as the girls were gunned down by 10 masked executioners. Continue reading

Sweden: police arrest suspects in terrorist bomb threat

Police in western Sweden on Saturday said that ‘several arrests’ have been made in connection with a terrorist bomb threat in the city of Gothenburg.

Police declined to specify how many suspects were detained, but said raids were conducted early Saturday at several locations in the Gothenburg area.

Details of the threat or possible motive were not disclosed, but it was labelled as terrorism. Citing the ongoing probe, police said they had no plans to release further details.

Local media reports suggested that the target had likely been a large shopping mall in the centre of the city.

via Swedish police arrest suspects in terrorist bomb threat – Monsters and Critics.

Background:
Sweden: Govt raises terror alert level.
Sweden: two men charged for plotting terror attacks.
Sweden: police detain Turkish man wanted by Belgium on suspicion of terrorism.

Iraq: Gunmen take church-goers hostage after killing 2 at stock exchange

Gunmen have entered a church in Baghdad and taken the worshippers inside as hostages, police officials told CNN on Sunday.

Iraqi security forces have sealed off the area surrounding the Sayidat al-Nejat church, the officials said. They do not know how many people are inside. At least 13 hostages, including two children, managed to escape, police said.

The gunmen are demanding that the Iraqi government release a number of detainees and prisoners inside Iraqi prisons, saying the Christian hostages will be freed in return, according to the police officials. Continue reading

Maldives: police arrest “celebrant” of degrading “vows exchange”

The Maldives Police Service have arrested two men involved in the infamous ‘wedding’ ceremony at Vilu Reef Resort and Spa, in which the ‘celebrant’ and up to 15 complicit members of staff degrade and humiliate a Swiss couple in Dhivehi. (And the other 15 members who were “complicit”?)

One of the men arrested was identified as Hussein Didi, a food and beverage assistant at the resort who acted as celebrant and who was filmed unleashing a torrent of hateful abuse at the oblivious couple.

Under Maldivian law non-Muslims are not permitted to marry in the Maldives, but many resorts offer ‘renewal of vows’ ceremonies. (You can’t also be a citizen of the Maldives if you’re a non-Muslim, according to article 9 of the Constitution).

The court decided yesterday that [the men] should be kept in police custody during the investigation,” said Police Sub-Inspector Ahmed Shiyam.

The men have not yet been formally charged, “but this is a very serious issue related to our economy,” Shiyam said. “Once we complete the investigation the Prosecutor General’s Office will decide the charges.”

via Police arrest ‘celebrant’ as President expresses disgust over false wedding ceremony | Minivan News.

So, how many other couples have been mocked during “vows exchange” ceremony? Because this is not (clearly) the first time this happens: this is the first time that the MSM have picked the story, something which is somewhat different. They haven’t arrested this guy because of the evident humiliation of the tourists, but because foreign MSM have seen how tourists are seen there, with the possible problems to the tourism’s industry.

Background:
Video: Dream wedding Swiss pair humiliated at Maldives ceremony.

Choudary speaks about “World Wide Sharia Law”

(Found).

They may say something to you in front of CNN, but I can assure you that behind your backs they are standing with their Muslim brothers and sisters saying: We hope the Americans and the British are pushed out of our countries and we can implement the Sharia.

…You withdraw your troops, stop supporting the pirate State of Israel and then perhaps we can have a dialogue and discussion.

Does the work of a Muslim includes imposing Sharia Law on everyone who is not a Muslim, including Americans?

Look: the Sharia Law is the divine law sent by god to the final messenger prophet Mohammed… It would take manking out of the shackles of man-made law, into the perfection and beauty of divine law, so I want that everywhere. I want Sharia Law everywhere. Surely it’s a very noble thing to invite someone to a superior way of life… I believe the Americans and the British have been living under the darkness and oppression of man-made law for many decades…. But in fact, when people look at Islam, when they look at the Sharia, they will see it has a solution for every single problem that is facing America and Britain nowadays...

Mr. Choudary, are you communicating with inv¡dividuals within the USA and encouraging them to participate in attacks of this sort?

Of course I am. You know, I am participating and communicating with people all around the world….

Mr. Choudary, based upon your answer, I believe, and I believe many prosecutors were listening to your answer, you violate US Law, you deserve to be arrested, prosecuted and jailed for the rest your life”.

Geee 😆

NOTE: I have not copied all the video’s content, but I believe that is enough.

Yemen: woman arrested over explosives sent by UPS

This is an update on this story:

Yemeni security forces arrested on Saturday a woman thought to be involved in sending explosive packages headed to the United States after surrounding a house where she was hiding in the capital Sanaa, a security official said.

…Napolitano told CNN on Saturday that the parcel bombs appeared to include the same explosives used in the Christmas Day attempted attack, pentaerythritol trinitrate, or PETN.

…The device found on a U.S.-bound cargo plane at a British regional airport was “viable” and could have brought down an aircraft if it had exploded, British Home Secretary May said on Saturday. Continue reading

Nigeria: weapons’ cargo came from Iran

This is an update on this story:

French-based shipping group CMA CGM said it had been the victim of a false cargo declaration and that the weapons and ammunitions were in sealed containers which had been declared as “packages of glass wool and pallets of stone”.

….”The shipment in question was booked as a ‘shipper’s owned container’ and supplied loaded and sealed by the shipper, an Iranian trader who does not appear on any ‘forbidden persons’ listing,” CMA CGM said in a statement.

The containers were loaded in Bandar Abbas and discharged in Lagos in July,” it said, adding it was cooperating fully with local and international agencies investigating the shipment.

Israeli media reports, citing Israeli defence officials, have suggested the weapons may have been destined for Hamas Islamists in Gaza and that a new smuggling route was being tested. Israel’s foreign ministry has declined to comment.

…The weapons shown to journalists in Lagos this week included 107mm rockets, designed to attack static targets and used by armies to support infantry units. Security experts say they have also been used by groups including the Taliban in Afghanistan and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

…The French shipping firm said the shipper had requested that the containers be re-loaded and shipped to Gambia, further round the West African coast, and that it had obtained customs documents and clearance for the voyage.

via Weapons seized in Nigeria \’came from Iran\’ – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.