Gadaffi denies rape alegations, but war crimes files are revealed

The leader de facto of Libya, Muammar al-Gaddafi.

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The International Criminal Court has accused Gadaffi of ordering mass rapes,among other war crimes, but they have denied these allegations, even after some videos and photos of abuses are in the MSM hands (although without the necessary checkup to know the people in them):

The Gadhafi regime had initially not responded to CNN requests for comment on the abuse allegations but Libyan Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmudi said Friday at a news conference that women are “our sisters” and Libyan soldiers would not commit such heinous acts.

But the documents in which the ICC has based its accusations have surfaced (more here):

One document shows the commanding general of government forces instructing his units to starve Misrata’s population during the four-month siege. The order, from Youssef Ahmed Basheer Abu Hajar, states bluntly: “It is absolutely forbidden for supply cars, fuel and other services to enter the city of Misrata from all gates and checkpoints.” Another document instructs army units to hunt down wounded rebel fighters, in direct violation of the Geneva Conventions.

Plans to bombard the city are also in the archive, say investigators, who also claim they have a message from Gaddafi relayed to the troops ordering that Misrata be obliterated and the “blue sea turned red” with the blood of the inhabitants.

German official: “Islam is a moderate religion”

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Herret ruled out the idea of decreasing German’s investments in Egypt if the Brotherhood come to power, stressing that the new political parties should implement a group of economic policies to boost investment and enhance the Egyptian economy’s competitiveness.

The German official played down the concerns about the Muslim Brotherhood winning the elections.

Islam is a moderate religion, which encourages dialogue with the other and denounces violence and extremism,” he explained.

Herr Herret hasn’t read what Muslim Brotherhood leaders think about non-Muslims, has he? Continue reading

Pakistan: Christian community shocked as killings continue

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While international community continues silent about the situation of non-Muslims in the country, a week ago 7o Muslims accused of murdering several Christians (some of them were burned alive) were freed. Of course, impunity makes the number of killings rise:

Christians used to living amid heightened tensions for years, are offering daily prayers for calm after an upsurge in targeted killings in Karachi in recent days.

“The government seems to have little interest in dealing with clashes and solving disputes among rival parties. Everybody is affected by fear and violence,” said Father Saleh Diego, diocesan director of the National Commission for Justice and Peace.

“Churches are trying to give them solace with daily prayers for peace,” said Father Diego added.

More than 30 people have been murdered in the last three days in target killings. Eight political workers from rival parties were killed yesterday as gunshots echoed in different areas around the city. Armed men occupied several buildings while others looted a few.

Saima Mushtaq, a Caritas field worker, said she had to find alternative routes several times yesterday to pick up her son and take him home after tuition class.

More here.

UK: Police accused of covering up islamists’ violence on Tower Hamlets

What is happening in this London borough is really worrying. If the police, instead of being ordered to fight these thugs, is just covering it up as it looks like, the problem in a near future will worsen. Of course, that’s a not very probable possibility, specially after the election of the fundamentalist IFE-supported Rahman to be Mayor of the borough last year.

Police have been accused of “covering up” a campaign of abuse, threats and violence aimed at “Islamicising” an area of London.

Victims say that officers in the borough of Tower Hamlets have ignored or downplayed outbreaks of hate crime, and suppressed evidence implicating Muslims in them, because they fear being accused of racism. (It isn’t the first time this happens…).

The claims come as four Tower Hamlets Muslims were jailed for at least 19 years for attacking a local white teacher who gave religious studies lessons to Muslim girls.

The Sunday Telegraph has uncovered more than a dozen other cases in Tower Hamlets where both Muslims and non-Muslims have been threatened or beaten for behaviour deemed to breach fundamentalist “Islamic norms.”

One victim, Mohammed Monzur Rahman, said he was left partially blind and with a dislocated shoulder after being attacked by a mob in Cannon Street Road, Shadwell, for smoking during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan last year.

“Two guys stopped me in the street and asked me why I was smoking,” he said. “I just carried on, and before I knew another dozen guys came and jumped me. The next thing I knew, I was waking up in hospital.”

More here.

Well, this is the results of letting clerics like Anjem Choudary speak day after day about Islamicing UK:

Background:
UK: Islamist organization receives funds secretly.
UK: Charity praised by PM and Prince Charles, linked to Hamas
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IFE supported Ratman Lutfur wins on Tower Hamlets: 123.
UK: Tower Hamlets Luftur Rahman puts fundamentalist sympathiser in charge of the money.

UN delinks Al-Qaeda and the Taliban

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The separate resolutions would symbolically delink al-Qaida and the Taliban and recognize their different agendas. While Al-Qaida is focused on worldwide jihad against the West and establishment of a religious state in the Muslim world, Taliban militants have focused on their own country and have shown little interest in attacking targets abroad.

Germany’s U.N. Ambassador Peter Wittig, who chairs the Security Council committee that currently monitors sanctions against the two groups, told reporters in Kabul earlier this month that separating the sanctions regimes would futher highlight “the significance of the political efforts that are ongoing in Afghanistan.”

Of course, none of us knew this. We have been waiting for the UN to reveal such a huge discovery… 🙄

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Spain: Moroccan man kills Swedish tourist, hurts another in attempted sexual assault (ACT)

This has just been published:

The weekend trip for two Swedish students in Fuengirola has ended in tragedy after one of them was killed by an individual who tried to assault them sexually.

According to the first hypothesis, both tourists spent a few days in the town of Malaga, housed in the hotel El Cid. Apparently, they met a young 30-year-old Moroccan in a nightclub who was staying for the night at the same hotel as them but in a different room.

At 04:00, the alleged murderer went to the room of the two Swedish girls and after attempted to sexually assault them, stabbed one of them and killed her. The other girl escaped with wounds and alerted the hotel staff, who retained the subject with the help of a police trainee.

The detainee remains in Fuengirola Police Station waiting to go to court.

Translated from here.

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Al-Shabab, the American connection

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The news of another American suicide bomber shows, once again, the deadly allure of jihadism among a small number of young US citizens, but it also casts a light on the potential danger that allowing the conflict in Somalia to continue unabated poses. Now that we are at the third possible American suicide bomber in Somalia, it is time to take stronger measures to solve this problem – before it comes back to haunt us in the west.

In a cynical way, the news is a tidy resolution for security services. The fact that these young men have died abroad means they will no longer be able to pose a threat at home. But this fails to take into account the larger threat that these deaths represent, both in terms of the embedding of jihadist ideas in North America, but also the growing menace internationally of the al-Shabaab group.

The story of the American jihad is not new. At this point, we have seen jihadist plots in the US with links to all of the major jihadist battlefields abroad, and in many cases, they have involved US citizens. And within the US, there have been a number of plots uncovered involving Americans who have radicalised and chosen to participate in plots that may have concluded in terrorist attacks. The conviction of Tahawwur Rana for his role in a plot targeting Denmark was merely the latest manifestation.

Somalia and al-Shabaab (whose name literally means “the youth”) is a subset of this issue, but one that has been growing in importance as it becomes clear that the group has been able to draw to itself both young ethnic Somalis and an ever increasing number of radicalised young men and women from other ethnicities. Young Shabaab leader Omar Hammami, for example, is a Daphne, Alabama native of Syrian descent who left the comfort of the US to serve as a leader in the Somali group using the nom de guerre “Abu Mansur al-Amiriki”. And he is not alone, with some of his compatriots agreeing to act as suicide bombers in that war-torn country.

Found here.

Indonesia: Why Bashir’s sentence does not end the Jihadi threat

An interesting comment on this important sentence, though as the article reveals it is far from ending the Jihadi threat in Indonesia:

Today’s verdict, is, in some ways a victory for Indonesia. Since the bold and bloody Bali Bombings of 2002, the archipelago nation has been under tremendous pressure to tackle terrorism. In 2003, with support from the United States and Australia, Indonesia formed Detachment 88, a counter-terror squad staffed by the elite of the country’s police and special forces. The unit has earned acclaim for its success building an extensive intelligence network and conducting undercover operations. They’ve arrested, detained or killed hundreds of leaders and foot soldiers. They’ve also made modest strides in de-radicalization. “You want to know why Indonesia has done well fighting terrorism? We have no Guantánamo prisons,” psychologist Sarlito Wirawan Sarwono, who instructs Detachment 88 officers in interrogation tactics told TIME last year. “Our police understand the terrorists’ psyches.”

To an extent, sure. But the threat persists. Even as cells are shuttered, or clerics tried, new groups emerge. Maria Ressa, an expert on radical Islam in Indonesia likens it to the spread of a virus: The ‘jihadi virus’ grew out of the crucible of Afghanistan, she says, and was carried to Southeast Asia by veterans who trained and taught in the Philippines and elsewhere.  Their ideology passed, friend to friend, family to family, changing as it spread. “The virus is resilient,” she told me recently. “It mutates.

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UK: Afghan man who converted to Christianity attacked

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Sher Ahmadzai hit the victim, who was known to him, with a metre-long plank of wood in a street in Radford. Another man then started punching and kicking the fallen man in the face.

Nottingham Crown Court heard that the victim, who was also part of the Afghan community, had converted from Islam to Christianity after claiming asylum in the UK. “This did not sit well with the defendant,” said prosecutor Paul Stimson, adding, “That culminated in the assault in October last year in Hartley Road”. Ahmadzai did not admit any cultural or religious motivation, but admitted causing actual harm and a separate offence of arson. He has been sentenced to 12 months for the assault.

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Internet: Jihadis use Facebook

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Of course, FB is much quicker in expelling Tea Partiers than in expelling these guys:

Jihadi media organizations are forming Facebook pages to bypass restrictions on terrorist organizations, and to pass on videos, pictures, and documents to followers. While Facebook bans inciting violence or hateful content, jihadi media groups slide underneath the restrictions because they are poorly known.

“Watch here live the battle yesterday at Mogadisho as the tanks of the kufaar [disbelievers] burn,” says a post on the new Facebook page of Al-Kataib Media Foundation, a division of the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab. The post also features a video of an al-Shabaab spokesman who “talks to the reporters at the front line of the jihad,” provides a link to download the clip, and encourages them to “share it with your brothers and sisters.”

Other posts on the Al-Kataib page glorify al-Shabaab’s campaign of suicide bombing, while ‘notes‘ provide detailed accounts of daily battles.

Alongside unofficial pages dedicated to terrorist organizations, al-Kataib’s page suggests that jihadi media can recruit and indoctrinate directly from theworld’s largest social network. The media groups of al-Qaida and al-Shabaab have pages, while popular jihadi blog Ansar al-Mujahideen operates two closed discussion groups.

More here.

Of course, Taliban guys are “peace-loving” guys. Tea Partiers… ufff… 🙄