UK: National Student Union Elects Muslim Pres. Who Refused to Condemn ISIS

Source: U.K. Student Unions Elect Muslim Pres. Who Sympathizes with Terrorists | MRCTV

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The National Union of Students (NUS), the confederation of student unions across the United Kingdom, has elected its first black female Muslim president—a radical activist who has endorsed terrorism against Israelis while refusing to condemn terrorism perpetrated by ISIS because it would be “Islamophobic.”

In an election held on Wednesday, Malia Bouattia defeated her opponent, incumbent Megan Dunn, by nearly 50 votes.

In 2014, while serving as the Black Student Officer, Bouattia voted against a motion that would condemn the terrorist organization ISIS. Bouattia argued that condemning ISIS would have been “justification for war and blatant Islamophobia.”

Bouattia claimed she would later propose an alternative motion that would condemn ISIS, but “will in no way pander to Western imperialistic intervention or the demonisation of Muslim peoples.”

In 2011, Bouattia co-authored a piece for the Palestine Society at the London School of Economics attacking the University of Birmingham for being a “Zionist outpost” for having “the largest JSoc [Jewish Society] in the country.”

Bouattia has also allegedly accepted the endorsement of Raza Nadim, a spokesperson for the Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK (MPACUK), who has called for Jews to “Take your holocaust, roll it up nice and tight and then shove it up your (be creative)!”

MPACUK has even been “no-platformed” by the NUS because of its anti-Semitism. Bouattia reportedly deleted her post accepting the endorsement after the Jewish community voiced their concerns.

While Bouattia refused to condemn ISIS violence because it would be “Islamophobic,” she also champions violence against Israelis because condemning it would be “internalized Islamophobia.”

A video recently posted on YouTube allegedly shows Bouattia saying, “As a campaign, we take a vocal and uncompromising anti-colonialist approach to the occupation of Palestine.”

She continues [emphasis added]:

But at least in the time of my involvement with the solidarity movement here in the U.K., there’s a few things that do worry us. Namely, the fear that the notion of resistance has been perhaps washed out of our understanding of how colonized people will obtain their physical emancipation.

There are, of course, many reasons for this. Some of which could be seen to stem from an internalized anti-blackness. With mainstream Zionist-run media outlets—because once again we’re dealing with the population of the global south—resistance is presented as an act of terrorism.

But instead of us remembering that this has always been the case throughout struggles against white supremacy, it’s become an accepted discourse among too many. When there’s a desire to engage in discussions of Palestinian resistance in its many forms, and therefore not limited to an armed struggle, the excuse of ‘Well, Palestine’s different’ or, ‘In today’s contexts, things are really different. We can’t use the same methods that we did back then’ are given amongst many.

Internalized Islamophobia has also enabled our obsession with convincing non-Muslims of our non-violent and peaceful nature so that we’re taking things a step further and dangerously condemning the resistance, branding groups as terrorists to disassociate from them.


So, to convince non-Muslims they are non-violent, the new UK Student Union president will not allow Muslims to mention their terrorist brethren.

Houston: Dem Mayor Cuts Ribbon for Library of Islamic Knowledge

Brought to you be the Bush family, Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and mayor’s like Sylvester Turner!

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Source: Lavish Library of Islamic Knowledge ‘For Everyone,’ Says Houston Mayor

The Library of Islamic Knowledge officially opened last weekend in downtown Houston. Mayor Sylvester Turner, joined by former Houston Rockets Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon, cut the ribbon of the lavish $2.5 million dollar library housed within the Islamic Da’wah Center.

At the ribbon cutting ceremony, Turner said: “This place is not just for Muslims, but everyone,” noting it opens the door for people of all faiths to learn about a different part of the highly diverse city of Houston, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The Houston newspaper described the venue as “white marble floors of the opulent library contrast with its mahogany brown tables and bookshelves – some of which remain empty.” There’s no shortage of gold in sight. The library’s executive director, Ameer Abuhalimeh, said it cost around $2.5 million.

“The center is dedicated to the history, culture and public education of Islam,” said Abuhalimeh. “Our goal isn’t just to promote a balanced perspective of Islam, but also to serve downtown Houston and the community at-large,” he added. The library is open to the public and is part of a larger goal to offer a comprehensive educational resource to Houston residents.

The Islamic Da’wah Center opened in 2002 on the site of the former Houston National Bank. Olajuwon, who converted to Islam early on in his NBA career, bought the property in 1994, converting it into the three-story mosque that houses a main prayer hall, meeting rooms, classrooms, offices, and a kitchen. It was the first mosque in downtown Houston, according to the center’s website, and the first in the city “dedicated for Da’wah” (also spelled Dawa or Dawah).

Broadly defined, Dawah means preaching, proselytizing or calling non-believers to Islam. Dawah is viewed in classic Islamic law as a communal obligation, meaning it is the general responsibility of the Muslim community,” says Kyle Shideler with the Center for Security Policy.

During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Turner also said he was happy the center will continue to serve as an educational resource for middle schools, high schools, and colleges in the area, something it has done since its soft opening two months ago, as reported by the Houston newspaper.

In 2015, the Houston Independent School District opened its Arabic immersion magnet public school, which the Qatar Foundation International (QFI) granted the district’s Board of Education $75,000 for “Arabic language activities and Arab cultural events for students, teacher professional development, educational resources, the promotion of the Arabic language, community outreach, and curriculum development” as part of the school’s educational mission. Similarly, Olajuwon described a demand for the library to help the museum “complete the educational mission of the institution,” in the Chronicle article.

Houston has the state’s largest Muslim population, which, by some estimates, accounts for 1.2 percent of the city’s population. The U.S. Census Bureau’s most current 2014 available statistics estimate 2,239,558 people reside in the city of Houston. The 2014 Social, Economic and Demographic Characteristics of Metro Houston identified Arab as an ancestry for 0.7% or 41,653 people as part of the current Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metro area (based on the 2013 American Community Survey) of a 6,313,158 total population. In the Houston newspaper article, Abuhalimeh claimed 200,000 Muslims live in Houston.

In 2015, the San Antonio Express-News reported there were about 80 mosques and, at least, 10 Muslim schools in HoustonAccording to a 2007 Pew Research Center survey, 65 percent of adult Muslims in the U.S. are foreign born. Pew’s 2011 survey of Muslim Americans noted  more Muslims came to the U.S. in recent years: 12 percent came before 1980; 16 percent, during the 1980s; 31 percent, in the 1990s; and 40 percent since 2000.

In January 2016, Pew reported just over half of the projected growth of the U.S. Muslim population from 2010 to 2015 was because of immigration. They estimate 3.3 million Muslims of all ages live in the U.S., comprising around 1 percent of the nation’s population. Based on age, fertility, mortality, migration, and religious switching drawn from multiple sources, including the 2011 survey, Pew projects the U.S. Muslim population to double by 2050.


It will more than double by 2050.

PS: There’s also at least one Islamic sharia court in Texas.

Texas: Garland mega-mosque complex includes Islamic sharia court

Islamic Sharia Tribunal (Court) Confirmed in Texas

Sharia Law enforced in Texas!

 

Saudi Arabia says not ready to let women drive

Obama was just there, but rather than pursue the issue, he gave the Saudi’s a waiver on their continued rights violations. Source: Saudi Arabia refuses to end its ban on women drivers | Daily Mail Online

Saudi Arabia is ‘not convinced about women driving’ and sees negative consequences if it is allowed, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said.

The prince, who is one of the Middle Eastern country’s most influential figures, has previously indicated his support for more freedom for Saudi Arabian women.

However, he has since said that reform can’t be rushed and that changes ‘could’ happen in the future, Bloomsberg reports.

In an interview on Monday, Prince Mohammed, who is second in line to the throne and believed to be around 30, said that allowing women to drive is more than just a religious issue, but a community one.

His comments came after he outlined a plan to reduce the kingdom’s reliance on oil.

Recently, Saudi Arabia’s top cleric defended the ban on women driving, claiming it would ‘expose them to evil’.

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin-Abdullah al-Sheikh added ‘obsessed’ men with ‘weak spirits’ could end up causing female drivers harm.

The Grand Mufti is known for being outspoken and earlier this year ruled that chess is forbidden for Muslims because it is a ‘waste of time’ and promotes gambling.

He issued the fatwa ahead of a major chess tournament in Mecca in January.

Last year campaigner Loujain al-Hathloul was jailed for 10 weeks after violating the ban by driving from the United Arab Emirates to the Saudi border.

And in February 2015, Saudi historian Saleh al-Saadoon caused controversy in trying to justify the ban, claiming women ‘could be raped’ if their cars broke down.

In reaction to the prince’s comments on Monday, Muneerah Sulaiman, 26, a lawyer in Riyadh, told Bloomsberg: ‘We were very disappointed. I don’t understand the argument of people who appose the ban on religious grounds.

‘How is it okay to have a strange man drive women around, which is against Islamic teachings, but not okay to drive yourself around? It doesn’t make any sense.’


Ah, the sharia.

There’s more out of Saudi Arabia: How to ‘discipline’ your wife, Saudi style: Muslim family therapist advises men to ‘beat spouses with a toothpick or handkerchief’ and ‘forsake them in bed’

Muslim terrorists behead Canadian, kill gay USAID worker in separate attacks

Religion of peace. Source: Canadian killed by terrorist group in Philippines, another held hostage – The Globe and Mail

A terrorist group in the Philippines has killed John Ridsdel, the 68-year-old Canadian kidnapped last September – an execution Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “cold-blooded murder” and the man’s family said was “senseless.”

A second Canadian, 50-year-old Robert Hall, remains captive, a Canadian government official confirmed.

Mr. Ridsdel was a world traveller who had made the Philippines his home. He was a passionate sailor, experienced in living and travelling in conflict areas, and a father of two adult daughters.

He was held for a ransom by the terrorist organization Abu Sayyaf and beheaded after the deadline passed.

On Monday evening, during a power outage in the Philippine municipality of Jolo, two men on motorcycles threw a plastic bag into a square near the town’s municipal offices and police station.

Children playing nearby initially ran from the bag, believing it to be a bomb, said Dr. Raden Ikbala, a local physician. But when “they opened it, they saw the head of a man,” he said, and reported it to police.

Such tactics have been used before by local militants.

“Sometimes they throw the heads in public places so that it will be discovered,” said Dick Gordon, a Philippine senator who had been asked several months ago to negotiate the release of the hostages. He said it appears “he was executed because of the failure to pay the ransom” – although none of the circumstances are clear.

The men on the motorcycle, Mr. Gordon said, left a chilling message as they departed.

“They threw it, and they said, ‘We will be back.’ We don’t know why they said that.”

Abu Sayyaf, the jihadi group that allegedly killed Mr. Ridsdel…has pledged allegiance to Islamic State…


Elsewhere, Al Qaeda claims responsibility for murder of gay rights activist in Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi branch of Al Qaeda claimed responsibility Tuesday for the killing of a gay rights activist and his friend, undermining the prime minister’s insistence just hours earlier that her political opponents were to blame for the attack and for a rising tide of violence against secular activists and writers.

The claim by Ansar-al-islam — which said it targeted the two men on Monday night because they were “pioneers of practicing and promoting homosexuality” — raised doubts about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s repeated assurances that authorities have the security situation under control.

The victims of the attack were identified as Xulhaz Mannan, an activist who also worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development, and his friend, theater actor Tanay Majumder. Mannan, a cousin of former Foreign Minister Dipu Moni of the governing party, was also an editor of Bangladesh’s first gay rights magazine, Roopbaan. Majumder sometimes helped with the publishing, local media said.

Mannan had written openly about the frustration of living “in the closet” as a gay man in Bangladesh, where homosexual relations are considered a crime. In a May 2014 blog, he said gays and lesbians in Bangladesh experience “A country where the predominant religions say you are a sinner, the law of the land says you are a criminal, the social norms say you are a pervert, the culture considers you as imported.”

He launched the magazine in 2014, giving the country’s small and secretive lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community its first open platform. Earlier this month, he tried to organize a Rainbow Rally in the capital, but was foiled when police briefly detained him and three others.

Ansar-al Islam, the Bangladeshi branch of Al Qaeda on the Indian subcontinent, or AQIS, claimed responsibility in a Twitter message on Tuesday for what it called a “blessed attack” on Mannan and Majumder.

It said the two were killed because they were “pioneers of practicing and promoting homosexuality in Bangladesh” and were “working day and night to promote homosexuality … with the help of their masters, the U.S. crusaders and its Indian allies.”


But the U.S. media is focused on transgender bathrooms.

New Documentary: The Islamization of our (American) Schools

Source: Islam in Schools — Christian Action Network

Update, April 2016:

The headlines seem impossible in America.

“There is no God but Allah,” students are told in LaPlata, Md.

“All people must submit to Allah,” children are instructed a school in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

“I bear witness that there is no God but Allah” is the correct answer to a class assignment at a school in Revere, Mass.

The Islamization of our Schools is a documentary film now in production at the studios of PRB Films and the Christian Action Network.  It is expected to be released this year.

From the producers of Europe’s Last Stand: America’s Final Warning and Homegrown Jihad, the new documentary film will detail how Islamic education is infiltrating public schools and indoctrinating children into the Islamic faith.

From forcing students to declare that “Allah is the one true God” to requiring students to recite the “Five Pillars of Islamic Faith,” public school curricula and textbooks are becoming a source of outrage for concerned parents.

How is it happening?  Why is it happening?  Where is it happening?  These are just a few of the questions Islam in Our Schools will answer when the film is released late this year.


Click the link above if you are interested in learning how you can help this documentary.

Long Island: Muslim Sentenced To 25 Years For Plotting To Help Al Qaeda

An update we missed last April. Source: Marcos Alonso Zea Sentenced To 25 Years For Plotting To Help Al Qaeda « CBS New York

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Long Island man who was thwarted in his attempt to fly to Yemen to join a Middle Eastern terrorist group and then admitted continuing to plot with others to assist them was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison.

Marcos Alonso Zea, 26, of Brentwood, pleaded guilty in September to attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, also known as Ansar al-Sharia, and obstruction of justice.

Federal prosecutors said Zea flew to London on his way to Yemen in January 2012. He was rejected by customs officials in London and returned to the United States. Once home, prosecutors say, Zea continued participating in the conspiracy. He was arrested in October 2013.

U.S. District Court Judge Sandra Feuerstein rejected an appeal for lenience from Zea’s attorney, Marc Bogotin, who argued that despite the guilty plea, his client had not actually committed any violent acts that would require him to receive the maximum penalty. Had he gone to trial, Zea could have faced up to life in prison. Bogotin suggested that Zea be sentenced to about 10 years in prison.

Feuerstein appeared dubious at that contention, noting that Zea admitted wanting to assist the terror group.

“Why, if not to support them?” she asked. “Then why was he going there?”

Bogotin countered that there “was no evidence that he intended to fight.”

Zea declined to comment when given an opportunity by the judge to make a statement.

Later, the judge told him his sentence should serve as deterrent. “I think there has to be a message to others that this is conduct that is absolutely unacceptable,” she said.

U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said in a statement that Zea “presents a chilling reminder of the danger presented to the United States by homegrown terrorists. Born, raised, and schooled in the United States, the defendant nevertheless betrayed his country by attempting to join al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, assisting a co-conspirator’s attempt to join that terrorist group, and, after learning he was under investigation, attempting to destroy evidence of his guilt.”

Prosecutors said Zea, who converted to Islam several years before his arrest, gave money to and instructed co-conspirator Justin Kaliebe, also of Brentwood, on how to evade electronic surveillance by law enforcement as he discussed Kaliebe’s plans to wage jihad.

Zea, who worked as a clerk at a home improvement store, was inspired by terrorist propaganda, according to the FBI.

Among Islamic extremist materials found on Zea’s computer were issues of an al Qaeda publication that promotes violent jihad, authorities said. The publication contained articles such as “Which is Better: Martyrdom or Victory?” “Why did I choose al Qaida?” and “What to Expect in Jihad?”

Zea had tried to destroy his computer harddrive, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported.

Investigators said they also found a video produced by al Qaeda depicting detonation of an explosive device on a vehicle carrying Western military personnel.

Zea also admitted giving money to and instructing Kaliebe on how to elude law enforcement surveillance.

Kaliebe, 20, pleaded guilty in a secret federal court proceeding in 2013 to attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization. He faces a sentencing hearing next month. His attorney has said Kaliebe was diagnosed with a form of autism as a child and did not understand the gravity of what he was doing.

Both men appear to have been swept up in the New York Police Department’s ongoing investigation into the activities of Muslims throughout the region.

About nine relatives and friends of Zea’s sat stoically in the courtroom during the sentencing and declined to speak with reporters after the proceeding. They waved and blew kisses as he left the courtroom.


It seems the converts get more time than the natural born Muslims. As noted in our post on Zea’s co-conspirator:  New York: Another Muslim Pleads Guilty al Qaeda Support Case

According to court filings, on January 18, 2013, Kaliebe reaffirmed his commitment to jihad, telling an NYPD Intelligence Division undercover officer in a recorded conversation that he understood “there’s a way out, but for me, the only way out is [martyrdom].” Additionally, Kaliebe paid homage to several terrorist leaders, telling the undercover law enforcement officer:

“[My] standard is Abu Dujana. [M]y standard is Abu Mus’ab Al-Zarqawi. My standard is Sheik Anwar Al-Awlaki and Sheik Osama, both who bore witness to the truth for their blood.”

Finally, Kaliebe stated, “Oh Allah, please allow me, please allow me and my brother…to fight jihad in your cause, oh, Allah. Oh, Allah, please give us one of the two victories, victory on the ground or victory through [martyrdom.]”

Muslim in Minnesota Plotted with ISIS to Route Jihadis Through Mexico to US

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Source: U.S. Muslim Plotted with Islamic State to Smuggle Fighters Through Mexico, Say Feds

Court documents reveal that a Minnesota Muslim who was allegedly plotting with others to join the Islamic State discussed routing potential terrorists through Mexico to carry out attacks on U.S. soil.

Gules Ali Omar reportedly told members of ISIS that a route through Mexico into the United States could be used to smuggle in potential terrorists according to documents obtained by Breitbart Texas that were filed by prosecutors earlier this week.

Omar was alleged to have been conspiring with a group of Muslim men to join the fight with ISIS to carry out attacks against this country.

Prosecutors said in the documents that Omar spoke of how one of the defendants “found a means of reaching Syria by going through Mexico.” He then allegedly said that “defendants will be able to tell ISIL of the route so that ISIL can send fighters into the United States via that route to mount attacks.”

The documents were filed by prosecutors arguing why their evidence should be admitted in a trial scheduled to begin in May against Omar and some of his alleged conspirators.

Omar is set to stand trial along with Hamza Naj Ahmed, Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, and Abdirahman Yasin Daud.


Back stories on Omar and his terrorist Muslim pals, their terrorist lawyers and parents who knew of the terror plans here.

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