France: Marseille synagogue being converted to mosque as Islamization continues

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Source: Marseille synagogue to be converted into mosque

Marseille (AFP) – A synagogue in Marseille is to be converted into a mosque, reflecting demographic shifts in the southern French city, a Jewish leader has told AFP.

A Muslim cultural association, Al Badr, is to purchase the Or Thora synagogue, which is used less and less by the Jewish community, the city’s top Jewish leader Zvi Ammar said Tuesday.

“For the past 20 years or so we have seen the shift of the Jewish community to other neighbourhoods,” Ammar said, adding that he viewed the sale “positively”.

“We all have the same God, the main thing is for this to proceed in harmony,” he said.

The site near the city’s main rail station was built as Jews flocked to Marseille from Algeria after the north African country gained independence from France in 1962 following an eight-year war, he noted.

Al Badr currently runs a mosque nearby that is too small for its congregation.

Marseille’s Jewish community is thriving, Ammar said, with the number of synagogues nearly doubling to 58 from 32 over the past three decades.

The city’s 70,000 Jews make up one of France’s — and Europe’s — largest Jewish communities.

Marseille’s population of nearly two million also counts around 220,000 Muslims, of whom 70,000 are practising.

Marseille’s Muslims are still awaiting the construction of a Grand Mosque, but the project promised by the city’s mayor in 2001 is mired in financial woes as well as legal challenges by the far-right National Front.

At an estimated cost of some 23 million euros ($26 million), the mosque would be France’s largest if the project is finally achieved.

Earlier this week the mayor of Nice, just along the French Riviera from Marseille, secured a green light to sue the French state in a bid to block the opening of a Saudi-funded mosque in the city.

Mayor Christian Estrosi has accused the building’s owner, Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Saleh bin Abdulaziz, of “advocating sharia” and wanting to “destroy all of the churches on the Arabian peninsula”.

Denver: Christian school dropping ‘Crusaders’ mascot to appease Muslims

Islam means submission, not peace. via: Christian school insists dropping ‘Crusaders’ mascot not due to political correctness | EAGnews.org

DENVER – A Denver Christian school is changing its Crusaders mascot because some people think it’s offensive to Muslims.

“In our mission, in light of the command to love our neighbors as ourselves, the crusader was an inconsistent, inappropriate symbol for that mission,” Denver Christian Schools CEO Todd Lanting told KUSA.

After using the Crusaders mascot for 65 of the school’s 100 year history, officials in November began to solicit ideas for a new symbol, and have since narrowed it down to two possibilities: Thunder and Trailblazers.

The problem with the old name is that “a lot of people were concerned about the association with the crusades, a series of wars between Christians and Muslims,” according to the news site.

Lanting insists the change is not an effort to align with political correctness.

“It has nothing to do with political correctness,” he said. “It’s got everything to do with love and empathy for our neighbors.”

An unidentified school board member backed up the CEO in a staged interview at the school that drew dozens of spectators.

“A mascot is just a name. The name of the school, the name of who we are as people, and the name of the community we’re trying to create and invite other to is Christian,” he said. “and that’s the name that really has value to it.”

At least 300 folks who joined a Facebook page calling for school to keep the Crusaders name clearly disagree.

Numerous people who sounded off on KUSA’s Facebook page are also venting their frustrations about name change.

“As and alumni of DC, it’s hard to fathom that the school my grandparents, parents, and myself (attended) can’t see the tradition and history that made the school what it was/is,” Brad Meyering posted. “The biggest mistake the school administration ever made was making it a business, see CEO.

“Please instead of changing the mascot, change the entire name of the school and let Denver Christian Schools retire gracefully. Lakewood Community Trailblazers perhaps?”

“This is where it all starts, cave in to a few letters who complained, and go through a name change to appease a small minority while throwing the history and all those who studied under this banner under the bus,” Ella LeBain wrote, garnering many “Likes.” “Why should anyone cave to political ‘incorrectness’? …

“There is nothing offensive about the word ‘crusaders.’ What about Batman? Isn’t he called ‘the caped crusader’? Should we all ban Batman now too? Where does this nonsense end?”

“Why must there always be someone to ruin things like this?” Christina Stern questioned. “Let’s change the schools mascots! No let’s not and stop changing things that have a history and mean something to people.”


The DC can now be changed to Dhimmi Christians.

Speaking of history:

Misconceptions about the Crusades

Jihad vs Crusades: The Facts (video)

How the Crusades Saved Europe

Trump: ‘For every terror case known to public, there are dozens, dozens more’

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A line from Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech stood out, highlighted below. Source: Read Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ Foreign Policy Speech | TIME

The struggle against radical Islam also takes place in our homeland. There are scores of recent migrants inside our borders charged with terrorism. For every case known to the public, there are dozens and dozens more. We must stop importing extremism through senseless immigration policies. We have no idea where these people are coming from. There’s no documentation. There’s no paperwork. There’s nothing. We have to be smart. We have to be vigilant.


Think about that and remember, thanks to Obama policies, Customs and Border Patrol was forced to “modify” nearly a thousand terror suspect entries and remove all references to terrorism.  Meanwhile, both homegrown and immigrant/refugee terror attacks proliferate:

FOIA: DHS Officials Ordered Nearly 1,000 Names Removed From Terrorist Watch List

30+ (Vetted) Immigrants Admitted to U.S. Recently Implicated in Islamic Terrorism

2015 was Huge Year for Non-Existent Problem of Islamic Terrorism

“Safe Pathways”: Newspeak for Muslim Refugee Resettlement in Your Neighborhood

via: WELCOMING AMERICA WATCH–MIDWEST: Safe Pathways: Newspeak for Refugees

We will soon, still be reporting the monthly figures for the official Refugee Resettlement Program; however, it has come to our attention that the UNHCR has issued guidelines for alternative “Safe Pathways” in addition to the regular refugee resettlement system.  This is apparently in response to the recent months’  large Western backlash in response to Paris, Brussels, San Bernardino, etc.

We must refer you to RRW’s recent article “Alternative safe pathways” could bring ten times more Syrians to your towns than first proposed,” and also the recent WND article by Leo Hohmann, “UN’s Secret Plan for 10 Times More Syrian ‘Refugees’.”

The code words “Safe Pathways” are specifically referring to private sponsorship, medical evaluation, extended family member reunification, humanitarian admission, labor mobility schemes and scholarships.

In the future, the refugee resettlement figures for Michigan will be presented with the caveat subject to “Alternative safe pathways.”  Concerned citizens should watch for local private sympathetic business and charitable involvement, such as this in Pontiac, Michigan.


Read the embedded links and contact your local officials and demand that no Syrian refugees invade your town.

Like most, if not all, the Muslim “refugees” before them, they will be long-term dependents of your tax dollars. Even the (shady, Muslim-run) Syrian American Rescue Network admits that:

Hey all
We have 86 Syrian refugee families and a lot more arriving in May IA [inshallah]. As you all know MI transportation system sucks and due to language barrier, it’s almost impossible for these families to get their basic necessities without being dependent. These families have 3 months to settle!!!!!
3 months to learn the language, get a job and be independent which is not possible with transportation
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Taxpayers are funding the Islamization of America.

More on “The Principles of Newspeak” here.

Mexican Cartels Help Muslim Terrorists Get to U.S. to Explore Targets

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Source: Cartels Help Terrorists in Mexico Get to U.S. to Explore Targets Judicial Watch

ISIS Militant Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir Among Them

Mexican drug traffickers help Islamic terrorists stationed in Mexico cross into the United States to explore targets for future attacks, according to information forwarded to Judicial Watch by a high-ranking Homeland Security official in a border state. Among the jihadists that travel back and forth through the porous southern border is a Kuwaiti named Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir, an ISIS operative who lives in the Mexican state of Chihuahua not far from El Paso, Texas. Khabir trained hundreds of Al Qaeda fighters in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen and has lived in Mexico for more than a year, according to information provided by JW’s government source.

Now Khabir trains thousands of men—mostly Syrians and Yemenis—to fight in an ISIS base situated in the Mexico-U.S. border region near Ciudad Juárez, the intelligence gathered by JW’s source reveals. Staking out U.S. targets is not difficult and Khabir actually brags in an Italian newspaper article published last week that the border region is so open that he “could get in with a handful of men, and kill thousands of people in Texas or in Arizona in the space of a few hours.” Foreign Affairs Secretary Claudia Ruiz, Mexico’s top diplomat, says in the article that she doesn’t understand why the Obama administration and the U.S. media are “culpably neglecting this phenomenon,” adding that “this new wave of fundamentalism could have nasty surprises in store for the United States.”

This disturbing development appears on the Open Source Enterprise, the government database that collects and analyzes valuable material from worldwide print, broadcast and online media sources for the U.S. intelligence community. Only registered federal, state and local government employees can view information and analysis in the vast database and unauthorized access can lead to criminal charges. Updated data gathered on Khabir reveals he’s 52 years old and was ordered to leave Kuwait about a decade ago over his extremist positions. Khabir is currently on ISIS’s (also known as ISIL) payroll and operates a cell in an area of Mexico known as Anapra, according to the recently obtained information.

A year ago Judicial Watch reported on an ISIS camp in this exact area, just a few miles from El Paso. JW’s April 14, 2015 report identified Anapra as the location of the ISIS base, details that were provided to JW by sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector. Anapra is situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. At the time JW reported that another ISIS cell was established to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas to target the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming. Sources told JW that, during the course of a joint operation, Mexican Army and federal law enforcement officials discovered documents in Arabic and Urdu, as well as “plans” of Fort Bliss – the sprawling military installation that houses the US Army’s 1st Armored Division. Muslim prayer rugs were recovered with the documents during the operation.

A few months later JW reported that Mexican drug cartels are smuggling Middle Eastern terrorists into a small Texas rural town near El Paso and that they’re using remote farm roads—rather than interstates—to elude the Border Patrol and other law enforcement barriers. The foreigners are classified by the U.S. government as Special Interest Aliens (SIA) and they are transported to stash areas in Acala, a rural crossroads located around 54 miles from El Paso on a state road – Highway 20. Once in the U.S., the SIAs wait for pick-up in the area’s sand hills just across Highway 20. At the time JW’s government sources revealed that terrorists have long entered the U.S. through Mexico and in fact, an internal Texas Department of Public Safety report leaked by the media documents that several members of known Islamist terrorist organizations have been apprehended crossing the southern border in recent years.

Earlier this year, as part of an ongoing investigation into national security risks in the porous southern border, JW obtained evidence that proves the U.S. government has known for more than a decade about the partnership between terrorists and Mexican drug cartels. State Department documents made public by JW in January say that for at least ten years “Arab extremists” have entered the country through Mexico with the assistance of smuggling network “cells.” Among them was a top Al Qaeda operative wanted by the FBI. Some Mexican smuggling networks actually specialize in providing logistical support for Arab individuals attempting to enter the United States, the government documents say. The top Al Qaeda leader in Mexico was identified in the September 2004 cable from the American consulate in Ciudad Juárez as Adnan G. El Shurkrjumah. The cable was released to Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).


In Dec. 2014 CNN reported that el-Shukrijumah was killed and confirmed dead by the Pakistani military. His name still surfaces frequently.

Creeping Sharia has an entire category on Latin America and for nearly a decade there has been ample evidence suggesting Muslim terrorists are operating in Central and South America yet U.S. officials ignore and deny it. Just this week we posted, Muslim in Minnesota Plotted with ISIS to Route Jihadis Through Mexico to US.

 

Brother of San Bernardino terrorist, 2 others arrested for immigration fraud

Obama’s intentional dismantling of immigration enforcement and his Muslim refugee scheme led directly to the deaths of Americans. How many more unvetted Muslim terrorists are lurking in the U.S.?  Source: Brother of San Bernardino terrorist, 2 others arrested

Three people linked to the couple whose December shooting rampage in San Bernardino left 14 people dead were arrested Thursday on conspiracy, marriage fraud and other charges.

The three include Syed Raheel Farook, brother of Syed Rizwan Farook who with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, also wounded 22 people before both died in a police shootout.

Raheel Farook, 31, his wife, Tatiana Farook, 31, and her sister Mariya Chernynk were named in a five-count indictment describing a scheme designed to allow Chernykh to syed-raheel-farookremain in the U.S. Chernykh, 26, is married to Enrique Marquez, Jr., who has been awaiting trial since December on charges of conspiring with Rizwan Farook in 2011 and 2012 to provide material support to terrorists.

Malik and Rizwan Farook opened fire at a holiday party at San Bernardino’s Inland Regional Center on Dec. 2. Syed Rizwan Farook had worked as an environmental health specialist for San Bernardino County for five years and had been at the party with his co-workers before leaving and returning with his wife, four guns and a bomb.

FBI Director James Comey described the couple as “homegrown violent extremists” who had become radicalized over a period of years but were not part of a foreign militant group. The Islamic State claimed the man-and-wife team, who left behind a 6-month-old daughter, were supporters of the organization.

All the latest charges stem from the investigation into the attack, U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker said in a statement.

“This is the latest step in the comprehensive investigation into the horrific attacks in San Bernardino,” Decker said. “We owe the victims and the entire community of San Bernardino a thorough investigation that uncovers all criminal activity surrounding these events.”

The investigation determined that Marquez agreed to marry Chernykh so she could obtain immigration benefits otherwise not available to her because she is a Russian citizen without legal status in the United States. Marquez, in addition to the terror-related counts, also is charged with marriage fraud and making a false statement on immigration documents related to an alleged sham marriage.

The indictment alleges Marquez received money from Chernykh to enter into the sham marriage.

Raheel Farook and Tatiana Farook conspired by witnessing Marquez and Chernykh’s wedding, taking staged family pictures of Marquez and Chernykh, establishing a joint checking account for the couple and creating a back-dated lease for Marquez and Chernykh to create the illusion that they shared a marital residence.

The indictment charges all three in a conspiracy to knowingly make false statements under oath with respect to immigration documents, a charge that carries a statutory maximum sentence of five years in federal prison. Chernykh also faces a charge of document fraud, perjury and two counts of lying to federal agents. Those charges carry a combined maximum sentence of 25 years.

In February, the FBI conducted an hours-long search of Raheel Farook’s home in Corona, Calif. Authorities declined to reveal the target of the search or what was found. Later that month the case made national news again when the Justice Department went to court trying to force Apple to break into Rizwan Farook’s iPhone. The FBI ultimately paid an outside party more than $1.3 million to hack the phone.

Muslim Gets 25 Years for Murdering U.S. Diplomat, Wounding Marine

Not sure why this was a “conspiracy to murder” charge. He shot and killed U.S. diplomat William Bultemeier at point blank range.

Source: Department of Justice  h/t: Blazing Cat Fur

Alhassane Ould Mohamed, aka Cheibani, 46, a citizen of Mali, was sentenced to 25 years in prison in the Eastern District of New York for conspiring to murder a U.S. diplomat stationed in Niamey, Niger, in December 2000.

According to court filings and facts presented during the plea proceeding, in the early morning hours of Dec. 23, 2000, Mohamed and a co-conspirator accosted a group of employees of the U.S. Embassy in Niger as they left a restaurant in Niamey.  Carrying a pistol and an AK-47 assault rifle, the two men approached U.S. diplomat William Bultemeier as he was about to enter his car, a white sport-utility vehicle bearing diplomatic license plates clearly indicating that it belonged to the U.S. Embassy.  After demanding that Bultemeier turn over the keys to the diplomatic vehicle, the defendant and his co-conspirator shot Bultemeier and Staff Sergeant Christopher McNeely, the Marine Detachment Commander for the U.S. Embassy in Niger at the time, who had run to Bultemeier’s aid.  Mohamed and his fellow assailant then drove away in the U.S. Embassy vehicle.

Bultemeier died of the injuries inflicted by the gunshot wounds.  Staff Sergeant McNeely survived the shooting and later retired from the Marine Corps as a Master Sergeant.

The defendant and his confederate murdered U.S. diplomat William Bultemeier in cold blood and seriously injured U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Christopher McNeely, who bravely risked his life to attempt to save his colleague,” said U.S. Attorney Capers.  “Although nothing can undo the pain caused by the defendant’s violent actions, we hope the victims’ families can take some measure of solace in knowing that the defendant is being held accountable for the senseless murder of Mr. Bultemeier and the attack on Staff Sergeant McNeely.  The United States takes the protection of its employees stationed overseas very seriously and will continue to work tirelessly to bring those who harm our diplomats to justice.”

“Over the past 16 years, Cheibani evaded full accountability for his murderous actions in taking the life of a U.S. Diplomat,” said Assistant Director in Charge Rodriguez.  “U.S. employees working overseas understand there are certain risks in representing their government in foreign territories; however, a death sentence should not be one of them.

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