Friday, September 21, 2012

The cumulative impact of jihad news

Sometimes you just have to immerse yourself in the cumulative impact of a barrage of stories, one relentlessly after another, before you really "get" it.

Well, I get it -- the problem of Islam -- because that's pretty much what I've been doing for years now -- reading Jihad Watch regularly -- daily, often several times a day.  But I suspect there remain many fence-sitters out there who, at best, are lukewarm about the issue and the concerns it should arouse in a reasonable mind.  This is for them.

Today's post may appear visually a little sloppy.  That's only because there was so much to copy and so much to paste, it would have taken me too much time to fine-tune.  Virtually all of the material was taken from Jihad Watch, from just one week's worth of news -- reporting the pandemic madness of Mohammedan rage in the wake of the Mohammed movie, between September 13 to September 20.

Update: The death toll so far now is at least 33, and more episodes of Mohammedan rage have occurred just in the 24 hours since I put up this post -- but I can't keep adding to this post indefinitely.

I advise the reader (at least the reader who hasn't quite decided to get off the fence about the problem of Islam) to read the following all in one sitting -- to get the full cumulative impact of the sandstorm of just one week's worth of the latest wave of the Islam Redivivus that has been going on since the 20th century.

One may perhaps denote certain focal points of intensity in the process of this modern revival of the perennial jihad:  

1) the dismantling of the Caliphate in 1923

2) the dismantling of Western Colonialism beginning in the 1950s (often attended by violent reactions -- e.g., the Algerian jihad against the French)

3) the affront of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 when Jews took back their land from the Muslims who stole it (and their bravely dogged defense of that nation ever after)

4) the geological accident of the discovery of oil and the unprecedented, undeserved riches it infused (all the help of Western technology and expertise which we stupidly lavished them with) into the oligarchic cconomies of a key few Muslim countries

5) the Intifadas against Isreal in the latter part of the 20th century

6) 911

7) the "Arab Spring"

8) and now, drearily, this pandemic wave of riots and rage around the world, from Egypt to Libya to Indonesia to Malaysia to Thailand to Australia to Sudan to Pakistan to Afghanistan to Yemen to Tunisia to France to Bangladesh to Serbia to Scotland (just to name a few places around the globe), of which it is safe to say we have only seen the iceberg's -- or rather sandstorm's -- tip.

Let's get on with it then, shall we?

One Week's Worth of Jihad Around the World

AP News -- YouTube, which is owned by Internet search giant Google, has blocked users in Saudi Arabia, Libya and Egypt from viewing the clip. It also has blocked the video from being viewed in Indonesia and India because it violates laws in those countries.
September 20, 2012 10:53 AM
September 20, 2012 8:42 AM
September 20, 2012 7:08 AM
ISLAMABAD — Hundreds of Pakistanis angry at an anti-Islam film that denigrates the religion’s prophet clashed with police in the Pakistani capital Thursday, the most violent show of anger in a day that saw smaller demonstrations in Indonesia, Iran and Afghanistan.
In Pakistan, a crowd of more than 1,000 people tried to make their way to the U.S. Embassy inside a guarded enclave that houses embassies and government offices.
Riot police used tear gas and batons to keep stone-throwing demonstrators away from the enclave, and hundreds of shipping containers were lined up to cordon off the area.
About 50 students from an Islamic university gathered in Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi province in Indonesia. They burned tires and forced a McDonald’s restaurant to close.
In Iran, hundreds of students and clerics gathered outside the French embassy in Tehran …
Protesters chanted “Death to France” and “Down with the U.S.” and burned the flags of the United States and Israel.
September 20, 2012 7:02 AM
An Egyptian Interpol official said Wednesday that theoffice [sic] sought the issuance of a red bulletin, an international wanted persons alert, against the eight defendants implicated in producing an amateur film that denigrates Islam and Prophet Mohamed.
"The warrant of arrest was issued [in Egypt] against the defendants after the prosecutor accused them of committing crimes harming the unity of the nation and defamation of the Islamic religion," said the head of Egypt's Interpol office, Brigadier General Magdy al-Shafei.
September 20, 2012 6:20 AM
Robert Spencer notes: Something approaching common sense in, of all places, the New York Daily News, which is ordinarily no friend of freedom.

Go online and you’ll find authentic real-life footage detailing radical Islamist atrocities that any rational person would find far more blasphemous to the human spirit than anything in the YouTube trailer that has set the Muslim world ablaze.
Start with these 10 videos:
1) The beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl on an Al Qaeda website, perhaps one of the most evil videos ever shot.
2) American hostage Eugene Armstrong being beheaded in Iraq.
3) Hooded terrorists killing Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.
4) The second plane smashing into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
5) Human beings leaping to their doom from the Trade Center.
6) The collapse of the twin towers as people are obliterated inside.
7) A woman being stoned to death for adultery in Saudi Arabia.
8) The bodies of four U.S. contractors hanging from a bridge above the Euphrates River in Fallujah, Iraq....
September 20, 2012 5:51 AM
Eric Allen Bell writes:
I have received death threats from Muslims before.  I even published a handful of them in my last article, “The True Face of Facebook.”  But nothing could have prepared me for what was about to come.
I was suddenly being hit with wave after wave of death threats from members of the Religion of Peace.  I’ve taken the liberty to publish a few of them for you below, complete with the name of each person who is threatening me and a link to their Facebook account.
As of the time that this article was published, Facebook continues to receive countless complaints about the death threats, but refuses to take any action whatsoever.  After all, that might be offensive to Muslims.  Instead, Facebook once again locked me out of my own account.
September 20, 2012 5:21 AM
Court records show that a derogatory comment made against Islam was the motive in a weekend bomb threat at the University of Texas at Brownsville.
UTB police arrested 25-year-old Henry Dewitt McFarland III on a terroristic threat charge on Sunday afternoon.
McFarland allegedly told the operator is a Marine Corps veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and in the process of converting to Islam.
September 19, 2012 7:08 PM
Preacher: Oh nation of Islam, who will come to the aid of the Messenger of Allah? Who will come to the aid of Muhammad, who sacrificed everything he had in order to deliver us this religion?
Indeed, oh Muslims, the time has come for us to adopt a firm stance, and to detonate our wrath upon them, with deeds they will not be able to ignore. Let us stab them in their main artery, the secret behind their power. Let us stab them in their economy. The Prophet Muhammad said: "Wage Jihad against the polytheists, using your wealth, your hands, and you tongues."
Oh Allah, destroy the rancorous Christians. Oh Allah, destroy the rancorous Christians and the corrupting Jews. Oh Allah, destroy them for they cannot withstand you.
September 19, 2012 7:00 PM
Robert Spencer notes: The Wall Street Journal generally tends to be a reliably dhimmi publication, so it is refreshing to see it come down on the side of freedom in this latest battle in the war against the freedom of speech.
September 19, 2012 5:55 PM

‘I’m not the one going into the streets with stones and Kalashnikovs’: Charlie Hebdo editor rejects responsibility for violence over naked Mohammad cartoons
French magazine “Hebdo” editor rejects responsibility for violence over naked Mohammad cartoons," by Nicholas Vinocur for Reuters

The editor, Stephane Charbonnier, also known as Charb, rejected criticism. “We have the impression that it’s officially allowed for Charlie Hebdo to attack the Catholic far-right but we cannot poke fun at fundamental Islamists,” he said.

 “Muhammad isn’t sacred to me,” he said in an interview at the weekly’s offices on the northeast edge of Paris. “I don’t blame Muslims for not laughing at our drawings. I live under French law; I don’t live under Koranic law.”

“We’ve had 1,000 issues and only three problems, all after front pages about radical Islam.”
September 19, 2012 4:02 PM

Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) represents all 57 Muslim-majority nations of the world:
 (Reuters) - A leading Islamic organization signaled on Wednesday that it will revive long-standing attempts to make insults against religions an international criminal offence....
...the Human Rights Commission of the OIC... said "growing intolerance towards Muslims" had to be checked and called for "an international code of conduct for media and social media to disallow the dissemination of incitement material"....
September 19, 2012 6:11 PM

Robert Spencer notes: He could just as well have said that if you riot and kill, we will give you what you want. It amounts to the same thing.
(Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday the maker of an anti-Islam film that triggered violent protests across the Muslim world abused his right to freedom of expression by making the movie, which he called a "disgraceful and shameful act."
September 19, 2012 2:37 PM
"what happened in Libya can be imitated ... If it is defaming God and the Prophet [Muhammad], the punishment should be death. [There are] no other considerations.”
…the region's mainstream Muslim leaders are largely disturbed that America values one troublemaker's freedom of speech rights over the aggrieved feelings of Muslims worldwide.
Still, wild rallies outside American embassies in Indonesia, which have degraded into bloody fighting between Muslim protesters and cops, may continue in days to come.
September 19, 2012 2:31 PM
 “The message we want to convey to the international community by observing Friday as a protest day ... is that we cannot tolerate any kind of blasphemy against the prophet Muhammad,” said Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira.
September 19, 2012 2:15 PM
Robert Spencer notes:  Remember that by "criticism of Islam" the OIC and Arab League mean any honest examination of how jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism. Thus such a law would leave us mute and defenseless before the advancing jihad.
September 19, 2012 1:59 PM
He "urged all leaders in the affected areas to do their utmost to protect diplomatic staff in their countries and to avoid all kind of inflammatory rhetoric."

Robert Spencer notes: In other words, Sharia blasphemy laws are coming to Europe. Christianity has been ridiculed all over Europe for decades, and it never occurred to Martin Schultz then that it was important to "avoid all kind of inflammatory rhetoric." Once again, terrorism works.
September 19, 2012 1:13 PM
City police chief Fareed Jan said Wednesday the protesters claim Khan insulted the Prophet.and said police were pressured by the mob to open the case....
September 19, 2012 12:59 PM
"Magazine’s nude Mohammad cartoons prompt France to shut embassies, schools in 20 countries," by Nicholas Vinocur for Reuters
September 19, 2012 10:24 AM
September 18, 2012 3:09 PM
September 18, 2012 2:56 PM
TEHRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi wrote a letter to United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to protest against the anti-Islam film produced in California, which has sparked protests across the Muslim world, Iran's Mehr News Agency (MNA) reported.
Meanwhile, the Iranian ambassador to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Hamid Reza Dehqani on Monday said that foreign ministers of Muslim countries will soon discuss the issue of the insult to Prophet Muhammad.
Dehqani said that given the fact that the sentiments of Muslims were hurt … foreign ministers of member states will discuss ways to deal with the issue during their 39th meeting and also during the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
September 18, 2012 7:49 AM
Robert Spencer notes: The Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel Rahman, was the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and a man who had plotted to murder Americans in the hundreds of thousands by blowing up the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels in New York. To release him would be a spectacular endorsement of jihad terror on Obama's part. Is anyone surprised?
September 18, 2012 7:39 AM
He added that the film, which was produced in the U.S., harms not only Islam but also “all celestial religions, the Arab Spring and the formula of coexistence.”

Robert Spencer notes: How fragile they must be!
September 18, 2012 7:32 AM
The Sohag Misdemeanor Court found Bishoy Kamil Kamel guilty of insulting Prophet Mohamed, sentencing him to three years. He was also sentenced to two years for insulting the country’s president…
September 18, 2012 6:50 AM
September 18, 2012 6:39 AM
Robert Spencer asks: Will Obama hand them over?
September 18, 2012 6:32 AM
Robert Spencer notes: Obama should say that he will protect both the freedom of speech and the consulates -- not that we really need the consulates in Pakistan. But he won't.
September 18, 2012 8:40 AM
"Those bastards who did this film are belligerent disbelievers," Ashoush said, according to SITE's translation of the lengthy Arabic statement.
Robert Spencer notes:  "Belligerent disbelievers" are infidels at war with Islam. The Qur'an prescribes their punishments: "This is the recompense of those who fight against God and His Messenger, and hasten about the earth, to do corruption there: they shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall alternately be struck off; or they shall be banished from the land...." (5:33)
September 18, 2012 12:16 AM
Robert Spencer notes:  The main problem is that for eleven years and longer now we have been relentlessly conditioned to believe that the Muslim rage and hatred that we see with our eyes is not really what it is, and that to speak about it accurately would be "Islamophobic." Related to this also is the frequently repeated but nonetheless baseless claim that to speak about "Muslim rage" or "Islamic terrorism" is to tar all Muslims as enraged or terrorists -- hence the Huffington Post's link to Muslims not being enraged at all, but cute and cuddly and fun-loving…
September 17, 2012 10:27 PM
September 17, 2012 5:05 PM
September 17, 2012 4:43 PM
Robert Spencer notes: Modern, moderate Indonesia becoming less modern and moderate by the day.
September 17, 2012 11:14 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut have started to destroy classified material as a security precaution amid anti-American protests in Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa.
September 17, 2012 11:04 AM
Robert Spencer notes:  Don't be concerned. The Obama Administration tells us they're "largely secular."
A second cleric said:  “If not through peace, there is nothing preventing war. We welcome war,” and added that “one of the tenets of the Muslim Brotherhood, which they cannot renounce,” is the goal of global dominance by an Islamic caliphate.
September 17, 2012 10:56 AM
September 17, 2012 10:26 AM
Robert Spencer notes:  Time for more concessions, Obama.
September 17, 2012 9:20 AM
Robert Spencer notes:  The West should be filled this week with politicians speaking up in defense of the freedom of speech. No such luck. Its days are numbered.
September 17, 2012 8:51 AM
"I think we need to work out something around this because we cannot wait and see this happen again."

Robert Spencer notes (impersonating Edward G. Robinson):  Just outlaw the freedom of speech and nobody gets hurt, see?

September 16, 2012 5:48 PM
September 16, 2012 5:22 PM
September 16, 2012 4:58 PM
"If they'll protect a scumbag like me, then they'll protect all of you."
Larry Flynt's infamous quote summarizes Hollywood's self-congratulatory celebration of free speech in its Academy Award-nominated film "The People vs. Larry Flynt." Critic Roger Ebert said the film argued that freedom of speech must apply to unpopular speech or it is meaningless.
However, an eerie silence now envelops Hollywood as we watch the United States Government and the world persecute a California filmmaker needlessly targeted by the press, the perceived scumbag responsible for the unpopular speech in his indie film "The Innocence of Muslims."
September 16, 2012 4:42 PM
Hassan al-Qazwini is the Imam at the Islamic Center of America, the country's largest mosque.
"Somehow, they should be stopped," said Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn. "The U.S. response should be much more stronger than verbal condemnation."
September 16, 2012 11:19 AM
Robert Spencer notes:  When the target was Christianity, the Times said that artists had an obligation to "challenge the public." When the target is Islam, the Times starts talking about respecting religious faith. As Tim Blair notes, Islam has earned that "respect" at the point of a gun.
September 16, 2012 5:01 AM
Iranian newspapers are reporting that a religious foundation has increased a reward for killing British author Salman Rushdie to $3.3 million from $2.8 million in response to alleged insults to the Prophet Muhammad.
September 16, 2012 4:54 AM
The Kingdom’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh called on the international community to criminalize acts of abusing great prophets and messengers such as Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them all)…
September 15, 2012 11:15 PM
In October 2001, right after 9/11, the New York Times called Al-Azhar "the revered mosque, the distinguished university, the leading voice of the Sunni Muslim establishment."
It quoted a Muslim cleric: "Al Azhar is the only institution in the world that has learned the moderate Islam and taught it in a moderate way without fanaticism, and without abiding by the teachings of a school that promotes rigidity or violence."
In June 2009 at al-Azhar, Barack Obama said: "For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, and for over a century, Cairo University has been a source of Egypt’s advancement."
In sum, this is not some "fringe" "extremist" calling for the destruction of the freedom of speech and establishment of Muslims as a special, privileged class in the West.
Dr. Tayyeb, director of Al Azhar, called for punishing those who committed such heinous acts and insulted Prophet Muhammad of Islam.
September 15, 2012 10:59 PM

Paris, France
Dozens of men, women and children who police said were possibly linked to Salafists, “demonstrated violently around the U.S. embassy and clashed with police” on Saturday afternoon.
September 15, 2012 10:54 PM
September 15, 2012 8:13 AM
"Suspected anti-Islam filmmaker questioned by Feds," by Samantha Tata for
September 15, 2012 4:19 AM
Up to 500 protesters stormed through the city as protesters worked their way through Pitt Street before moving to Hyde Park amid a heavy police presence.
The crowd carried signs saying "Behead all those who insult the prophet".
Paramedics attended to several protesters suffering from the effects of tear gas.
Police have begun arresting people in Hyde Park amid violent confrontations with protesters.
"Our anger and emotion is purely for Allah and his message," he said.
September 14, 2012 10:39 PM
 (Reuters) - Google Inc rejected a request by the White House on Friday to reconsider its decision to keep online a controversial YouTube movie clip that has ignited anti-American protests in the Middle East.
September 14, 2012 4:49 PM
Robert Spencer asks rhetorically:  Why not? Seriously, why not?
September 14, 2012 12:46 PM
Robert Spencer notes:  If Nakoula Basseley Nakoula gets sent back to jail, no matter what priors he has, no matter how checkered his past, make no mistake: he will be a political prisoner. He will be in prison not for the meth or the fraud or for the technicality of the probation violation, but for insulting Muhammad. His imprisonment will be a symbol of America's capitulation to the Sharia.
September 14, 2012 12:23 PM
Robert Spencer notes:  Don't be concerned: the Vast Majority of Peaceful Muslims is just blocks away from the embassy now, and just about to put a stop to the actions of their violent coreligionists.
September 14, 2012 2:09 PM
Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Indonesia, etc.  See photos at Vos Iz Neias?
September 14, 2012 10:01 AM
Robert Spencer notes:  They chanted the same thing in Kuwait and Lebanon.
Protesters had earlier set fire to trees in the U.S. embassy compound. "(U.S. President Barack) Obama, Obama, we are all Osamas," the protesters chanted, in reference to the slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
September 14, 2012 9:57 AM

Robert Spencer notes:  "War is deceit," said Muhammad.
September 14, 2012 9:41 AM
KUWAIT CITY — About 500 demonstrators gathered Thursday near the US embassy in Kuwait waving a black Al-Qaeda flag in protest at a film mocking Islam.
The demonstrators were joined by five Islamist lawmakers as they called for expelling the US ambassador in the Gulf country.
September 14, 2012 9:15 AM
"The University of Texas at Austin also has ordered an evacuation after receiving a bomb threat. It is not known if the two threats are related." The one in Texas came from a Muslim claiming to be affiliated with al-Qaeda.
September 14, 2012 8:49 AM

Murderous Muslim riots were planned long in advance, had nothing to do with Muhammad video

"Deadly embassy attacks were days in the making," by Sara Lynch and Oren Dorell for USA TODAY,
The protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was announced Aug. 30 by Jamaa Islamiya, a State Department-designated terrorist group, to protest the ongoing imprisonment of its spiritual leader, Sheikh Omar abdel Rahman.
September 14, 2012 7:33 AM
Some 1,000 demonstrators marched from Tripoli’s Al-Mansouri Mosque to nearby Nour Square following Friday prayers, shouting slogans against the U.S. and Pope Benedict XVI, who began a three-day visit to Lebanon.
September 14, 2012 7:06 AM
Robert Spencer notes:  Friday prayers have let out, and you know what that means: time for rage, hate and violence.
Police had earlier fired tear gas to try to disperse some 5,000 protesters who had ringed the German embassy and nearby British mission. But a Reuters witness said policemen just stood by when the crowd forced its way into Germany's mission.
Demonstrators hoisted a black Islamic flag saying in white letters "there is no God but God and Mohammed is his prophet". They smashed windows, cameras and furniture in the building and then started a fire, witnesses said.
September 14, 2012 6:58 AM
September 14, 2012 6:53 AM
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Robert Spencer notes:  OIC to West: shut up, or else. Surrender to the advancing jihad, do not dare to speak about it, and all will be well.
September 14, 2012 5:12 AM
“Apart from its legal obligations, the U.S. government has direct moral responsibility to stop this dangerous trend of spreading the culture of hatred and desecration of Islam’s sanctities,” Iran’s state-funded Press TV quoted him as saying.
Pakistan’s foreign ministry also weighed in.
“The government of Pakistan strongly condemns the airing of a defamatory video clip in the U.S., maligning the revered and pious personality of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on the eve of September 11, 2012,” it said. (PBUH is an acronym for “peace be upon him.”)
September 14, 2012 4:47 AM
September 13, 2012 10:49 AM
Robert Spencer notes:  Has the Obama Administration ever called any jihad action a terror attack? Its unwillingness to label the Fort Hood jihad murders an act of terrorism is the most conspicuous example of its reluctance to do so. This one could be even more egregious.
Zawahiri encouraged Libyans to attack Americans, saying al-Libi’s “blood is calling, urging and inciting you to fight and kill the Crusaders.”
September 13, 2012 7:30 AM
September 13, 2012 7:19 AM
Robert Spencer notes:  At last, some common sense. Too bad he is retiring.
Hesperado notes:  Senator Kyl has the telltale “(R)”
September 13, 2012 6:12 AM
September 13, 2012 5:51 AM
September 13, 2012 5:42 AM
Robert Spencer notes:  In other words, the freedom of speech is a goner.
September 13, 2012 4:08 AM

Robert Spencer notes:  And I am sure that he would be only too happy to do so.
September 13, 2012 4:02 AM
Robert Spencer notes:  They chanted "leave Egypt." Sounds like a plan.
September 13, 2012 3:54 AM
Robert Spencer notes:  Sometimes it seems as if the world has lost its collective moral compass.
September 13, 2012 2:58 AM
September 13, 2012 2:30 AM
September 13, 2012 2:00 AM
Stevens … was on literally on the rebels' side while the revolution was at its most vulnerable and in danger of being crushed by Gadhafi's troops who were moving on the city.
He says in the video that he "was thrilled to watch the Libyan people stand up and demand their rights" during the 2011 revolution, which ousted Gadhafi.
At his Senate confirmation hearing in March, Stevens said, "It will be an extraordinary honor to represent the United States during this historic period of transition in Libya."...
Stevens "will be remembered as a hero by many nations," his boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said this morning. "He risked his life to stop a tyrant then gave his life trying to help build a better Libya. The world needs more Chris Stevenses."...
Robert Spencer notes:  And it will surely get them.
September 12, 2012 3:43 PM
Robert Spencer asks rhetoricall: How many hundreds, thousands, of articles have we seen since 9/11, calling upon the peaceful, moderate Muslims to stand up and show themselves and act decisively and effectively against the jihadis? And how many peaceful, moderate Muslims have stood up and shown themselves and acted decisively and effectively against the jihadis?
September 12, 2012 2:48 PM
Robert Spencer notes:  It's come to this. Even the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff thinks that it if Muslims respond to something with murderous violence, it is up to the non-Muslims to change the way they behave so as to accommodate them.
September 12, 2012 1:00 PM

Official Statement by US Embassy in Cairo:
The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.
September 12, 2012 7:14 AM
September 12, 2012 6:22 AM

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We have a MUSLIM (un)president who fights for Muslims and their interests. Unfortunately, the interests of Muslims are EVIL.