Ireland: Athletic club drops cross from logo after ISIS attack on website

Source: Athletic club drops cross from its crest over Isil fears weeks before Dublin Marathon –

An athletic club has decided to temporarily remove a cross emblem from its crest on new sportswear after its website was attacked by someone claiming to represent so-called Islamic State.

The Crusaders Athletic Club wrote to members last week telling them that a decision had been taken to remove the cross from new singlets to be worn by some runners competing in the Dublin City Marathon in two weeks.

The decision to remove the cross from the crest caused major disquiet among members of the Dublin club, with some threatening to leave if the logo is changed.

In an email sent to members, which has been seen by the Sunday Independent, the club said a final decision had not been taken to change the crest but it would be discussed at the annual general meeting.

“As some of you may or may not have heard, our website was hacked (twice) by persons unknown purporting to be from Islamic State and threatening messages sent to us,” it said.

“The second attack pretty much wiped the site out. The committee has a responsibility to discuss and take measures to protect the club and a lot of time and energy was spent trying to figure out how best to deal with this.”

The email said the cyber attack led to a “wider debate” about the club’s identity and there was also a discussion by the organisation’s committee about changing its name due to the religious and historic association with the Christian crusades of the middle ages.

“Threats have to be taken seriously and although any real danger is unlikely, it was decided that as an interim measure and as a compromise to some views in the committee to temporarily suspend the use of the cross logo until the proposal could be put to the members at the AGM,” it added.

The club is the latest in a line of sporting organisations to discuss changing their names due to historic associations.

The Washington Redskins have been under pressure for years to change their name as it is seen as offensive to native Americans.

The Exeter Chiefs rugby union club in the UK faced similar calls to change their name and logo due to offence it causes.

In 2009, the Middlesex Crusaders cricket club changed their name to the Middlesex Panthers after complaints from Jewish and Muslim communities about the link to the crusades.

Jihadi terror group Isil regularly brands US-led military action against its strongholds in Iraq and Syria as attacks by “western crusaders” against Muslim communities.

The Crusaders Athletic Club, which is Dublin’s biggest running club, is a non-religious organisation and members stress that its name has no direct association with the crusades in the Middle East.

It is understood that the majority of the runners in the club are in favour of retaining the club logo and name.

Organisers expect almost the entire team that it has entered in the Dublin City Marathon to wear older singlets which include the cross crest rather than the new ones ordered following the alleged attack on its website by Isis.

A Crusaders spokesman said there has been many versions of the club’s singlet since the organisation’s formation.

“Some have displayed the club’s emblem and some have not,” he said.

“This year we will have over 50 runners competing in the Dublin Marathon, each wearing a singlet of their choosing. Many will display the official club crest.”

The club has recently modernised its website to include new features and mobile optimisation. It said this was a scheduled and planned upgrade.

“Crusaders AC has no religious affiliations and is proud to have one of the largest memberships in Ireland,” the spokesman added.

“Our history is one of inclusivity and openness and we celebrate the diversity that comes with being a modern athletic club.”

The Crusaders AC may have no religious affiliation but if it weren’t for the various Crusades, Islam may have overtaken Europe a long time ago.

Dhimmitude in the US too:

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

Wisconsin: Christian College Drops ‘Crusaders’ Nickname Because…of Islam

Muslim hacker gets 20 years for sending ‘kill list’ of US military members to ISIS

Well-vetted. Source: Ardit Ferizi, hacker who aided Islamic State, sentenced for helping terror group with ‘kill list’ – Washington Times

A 20-year-old computer science student from Kosovo described by the Justice Department as “the first terrorist hacker convicted in the United States” was sentenced Friday to two decades in prison for providing the Islamic State with a “kill list” containing the personal information of roughly 1,300 U.S. military members and government employees.

Federal prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema to sentence Ardit Ferizi to 25 years in prison after the hacker pleaded guilty in June to two charges brought as a result of his role with the terror group.

Mr. Ferizi acknowledged hacking an Illinois-based company in June 2015 and illegally obtaining the personally identifiable information of tens of thousands of its customers. He then parsed those records for individuals with military and government email accounts before providing their details to a Junaid Hussain, an Islamic State recruiter who administered the group’s cyber operations and had previously published a similar “kill list” containing the names and addresses of 100 U.S. military personnel, according to court documents.

Mr. Hussain was ultimately killed by a U.S. drone strike in August 2015. Two weeks prior to his death, however, he  took Ferizi’s hacked data and released it online in the form of a new list containing the information of approximately 1,300 U.S. government and military targets.

“[W]e are extracting confidential data and passing on your personal information to the soldiers of the khilafah, who soon with the permission of Allah will strike at your necks in your own lands!” reads an excerpt from a statement that accompanied the second kill list when it was tweeted by Hussain in mid August.

Federal investigators soon after identified Mr. Ferizi as the perpetrator of the Illinois hack and arranged to have him arrested in Sept. 2015 in Malaysia where he had been attending college. He was formally charged the following months and was subsequently extradited to the U.S. where he pleaded guilty earlier this year to providing material support to the Islamic State and accessing a protected computer without authorization and obtaining information in order to provide material support to the terror group.

In court Friday, Judge Brinkema said that “just having your name on a list, knowing that you’ve been identified by a terrorist group,” is a “terrorizing” experience, the Washington Post reported.

In a pre-sentencing memorandum, however, prosecutors said the hacker was well aware of the results his actions would have on the individuals whose names and sensitive information was widely shared among sympathizers of the Islamic State, also known as ISIL, and agreed when Hussain told him that the data would help “hit them hard.”

“The threat to these 1,300 victims goes beyond the release of their private information,” U.S. Attorney Dana Boente wrote in a court filing earlier this month.

“They have now been marked as enemies of ISIL. Any ISIL member or sympathizer in the United States looking for a target now has the information belonging to 1,300 individuals who ISIL has specifically marked for attack. The victims have a permanent target on their backs. While the defendant may not have pulled a trigger, he told members of ISIL where to shoot.”

Mr. Ferizi will be deported to Kosovo upon completing his sentence and will be barred from reentering the United States.

More: Hacker Gets 20 Years for Sending US Hit List to ISIS

Prosecutors noted the psychological impact his actions had on those on the list. “This was a hit list,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Van Grack said. “The point was to find these individuals and hit them, to ‘strike at their necks’.”


Google’s Youtube Enforces Islamic Law – Removes Video Critical of Jihad and Sharia

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Update: Public pressure must have caused them to restore the video. Take the time to read it all anyway.

Source: Video Critical Of Jihad And Sharia Pulled From YouTube | The Daily Caller

A video produced by CounterJihad critical of the Muslim Brotherhood, jihad and sharia law was removed from YouTube Tuesday due to the company’s “hate speech” regulations.The video — titled “Killing for a Cause: Sharia Law & Civilization Jihad” — was uploaded to YouTube last Thursday.

The video — titled “Killing for a Cause: Sharia Law & Civilization Jihad” — was uploaded to YouTube last Thursday.

“I am stunned that the policy that YouTube developed for the express purpose of fighting Islamic State propaganda is now being used to silence critics of radical jihad,” Jim Hanson, executive vice president of the Center for Security Policy said Wednesday.

Hanson added, “Instead of counteracting radical propaganda online, these policies are now being used to silence the very speech that YouTube said it wanted — speech that challenges ISIS.”

YouTube’s hate speech policy states that “hate speech refers to content that promotes violence or hatred against individuals or groups based on certain attributes.” These attributes include religion.

The CounterJihad video is now able to be viewed on their website. “Terrorism seems to be everywhere, and it’s getting worse. The bad guys have lots of names—ISIS, al Qaeda, Boko Haram—but they have one thing in common. They are all killing for a cause: Islamic Law known as Sharia,” a voice-over in the video states. “Sharia is a return to medieval Islam. Sharia demands a Holy War called Jihad. The most widely available book of Islamic Law in English says: ‘Jihad means to war against non-Muslims.’”

The voice-over goes on to say, “But there is another kind of Jihad. In their Explanatory Memorandum, the Muslim Brotherhood, calls this, ‘civilization jihad,’ saying, ‘The [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers.’”

“There are plenty of Modern Muslims who want to ‘live and let live,’ but unfortunately the groups that speak most often for the Muslim community follow the medieval version based on Sharia. They are working to make the US more like the Caliphate. They have to go,” the video concludes.

Let’s give Hanson the benefit of the doubt, but anyone working in the counter-jihad (a name borrowed from another smaller blogger?) shouldn’t be surprised in the least.

Many in the counter-jihad have exposed, and fought, Google and Youtube (aka JihadTube) for supporting jihadi videos and banning videos that expose sharia and jihad for many years. There are probably hundreds of videos on Creeping Sharia alone that no longer work due to Youtube’s pro-sharia stance. We’ve posted on it specifically:

We also have a growing list of anti-sharia Youtube accounts with thousands of videos that have been shut down for exposing sharia and the Muslims who are spreading it in the U.S. Clearly, many of them work at Google/Youtube.

If you haven’t already, stop using Google services.

Counter Jihad and other sites should start posting videos using platforms with usable embed codes to more easily share the great information many users may now never see.

Off topic but related:  Here We go Again! YouTube Suspends Popular Firearms Channels For “Spam”

YouTube had a long, prickly relationship with firearms channels. They’ve suspended popular channels for murky reasons in the past, and have done so again today, The Shooter’s Mindset (since restored) and also Reid Henrichs of Valor Ridge.

Both were told, “This account has been suspended due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s policy against spam, gaming, misleading content, or other Terms of Service violations.”

Of course, neither site posts spam, offers misleading content, or in any other way violates Youtube’s terms of service.

Meanwhile, on all social media platforms – celebrating the assassination of Dallas police officers and calling for more cop killings is perfectly fine.

Police taunted; Slaughter of 'pigs'...
Footage shows agitators dancing and mocking...
Calls For More Cop-Killing...

As we’ve noted before Black Lives Matter is a terrorist group receiving funds and training from Muslim terror groups.

Ebay Enforces Sharia, Blocks ‘Draw Mohammed’ Cartoon from Auction

ebay obeySource: Ebay Blocks ‘Draw Mohammed’ Winning Cartoon from Auction – Breitbart  h/t sheikyermami

eBay has blocked the auction of Bosch Fawstin’s cartoon that won the first annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest organized by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer for the American Freedom Defense Initiative.

Fawstin announced the blocking of the auction on his Twitter account:

The art depicts an artist drawing Mohammed with the dialogue, “‘You can’t draw me.’ ‘That’s why I draw you.’” After Breitbart News did a story on the auction, the bidding jumped above $10,000.

Fawstin’s picture won the first annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest organized by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer for the American Freedom Defense Initiative. The First Amendment-themed event was attacked by terrorists with AK-47s, although the terrorists were shot dead by an alert officer before they could attack the event.

Fawstin is looking for other ways to put the cartoon up for sale:

Fawstin sent this follow-up message to Breitbart News:

Before eBay removed my listing on a “technicality”, the current highest bid for it was $10,000 in only three days. To the bidders (I had 37 bids) and the 108 “watchers” on eBay who are interested in my Mohammad cartoon: eBay removed the listing on a “technicality”, and after an attempt to correct it and re-list, they erected a couple of new obstacles to doing so, effectively barring it from eBay. Contact me to be notified of my next step.

UPDATE: eBay came around and allowed me to re-list my winning Mohammad cartoon.

Missouri: Muslim woman arrested after using Twitter to threaten FBI, military members

Source: Woman is accused of threatening FBI, military members on ISIS-associated Twitter accounts | Local – h/t Jawa

BUFFALO, Mo. -The U.S. Attorney’s office revealed late Thursday why the FBI searched a home in Buffalo earlier in the day. It said a woman who lived at the home, Safya Yassin, had made numerous threats against FBI agents, military forces members and President Barack Obama on nearly 100 Twitter accounts, some of which were associated with the Islamic terrorist group ISIS, which U.S. government officials call ISIL.

The FBI has been following and investigating Yassin’s threat since it got a tip nearly 13 months ago.  Here’s just a sample of the threats mentioned in the FBI agent’s affidavit.

“On August 24, 2015, and under the banner ‘We are the hackers of the Islamic State,’ Yassin retweeted the personal identifiable information of two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents with the statement ‘Wanted to kill,'” according to an FBI agent in a court document.  “Numerous other tweets and retweets posted by Yassin . . . include: (a) a link containing photographs, addresses, other contact information, and even credit card information of United States Army, Navy and State Department employees (1 29); (b) a Tweet that a media personality “would be better off without her head” (l) 33); and, (c) a link in a retweet that lists the town of residence and phone number for approximately 150 United States Air Force personnel with the following quote: ‘Rejoice, O supporters of the Caliphate State, with the dissemination of the information to be delivered to lone wolves,’ God said: ‘And slay them wherever you may come upon them.'”

The FBI raided the house in Buffalo sometime between 8 and 9 Thursday morning, and they wrapped up at the scene about 2 p.m.  An FBI agent’s affidavit filed with the charge says someone who was a friend of Yassin on Facebook had tipped off the FBI on Jan. 30, 2015.

“According to the complainant [the Facebook friend], recently Yassin had become convinced that ISIL is going to save the world and Yassin was trying to rally support for ISIL. Yassin told the complainant that he/she would go to hell if he/she did not divorce his/her non-Muslim spouse and get rid of his/her dogs and all of his/her non-Muslim friends. Yassin also said to the complainant that he/she would go to hell for his/her beliefs in God. The complainant stated that while Yassin’s beliefs are disturbing, Yassin has not directly advocated violence to the complainant,” the FBI agent’s affidavit says.

According to KY3 News’ online research, Yassin has lived in the Ozarks for about 10 years, including in Bolivar, Springfield, Strafford and Aurora.  Before that she lived in the Kansas City area for the previous 10 years, except possibly for a short time in California in 2003-’04.  She is a U.S. citizen.

Residents near Yassin’s home in Buffalo say, from the start of the raid on Thursday morning, the street was lined with probably 20 cars, many of them unmarked, and then the FBI brought in its mobile command unit and a couple of white trucks that they may have used to store evidence.

The FBI’s affidavit says Yassin had many social media accounts, and investigators say she used a Twitter account to post a threat against two FBI agents.  In August, Yassin posted on a Twitter account associated with ISIL, the names, home addresses, and phone numbers of two FBI agents under the words, “Wanted to kill.”

Neighbors in Buffalo say they had noticed different cars parked along their street over the last several months, and whoever was in those cars appeared to be watching for something.  They had even reported the suspicious activity to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.

Criminal Complaint here.


Twitter sued for allowing Islamic State to promote jihad, recruit Muslim terrorists


The problem is much wider than just Twitter and more than just ISIS.

Youtube was one of the jihadi’s original favorites for distributing terrorist propaganda. There was even a group of citizens who worked for years to shut down jihadi accounts on the platform.

Google purchasing Youtube only secured and expanded that status. Then came Facebook and Twitter. Muslim terrorists have relied on these technologies to grow exponentially. The tech giants have not faced any repercussions for aiding and abetting known terrorists groups, while simultaneously shutting down those who warn of the dangers of Islamic jihad. Lest we forget Saudi Prince Owns Large Percentage of Twitter.

A lawsuit of this nature is long overdue. via Isis victim’s widow sues Twitter for allowing group to spread its message | World news | The Guardian

The widow of an American killed in a shooting attack at a Jordanian police training center has sued Twitter, blaming the social media company for making it easier for Islamic State to spread its message.

Tamara Fields, a Florida woman whose husband Lloyd died in the 9 November attack, accused Twitter of having knowingly let the militant Islamist group use its network to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits. She said the San Francisco-based company had until recently given Isis an “unfettered” ability to maintain official Twitter accounts.

“Without Twitter, the explosive growth of Isis over the last few years into the most-feared terrorist group in the world would not have been possible,” according to the complaint filed Wednesday in the federal court in Oakland, California.

The lawsuit may add to the pressure that social media companies face to take down posts associated with terrorist groups.

Last Friday, the Obama administration set up a task force to crack down on extremist groups using the internet to advance their goals, find recruits and plan attacks, such as recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California.

“While we believe the lawsuit is without merit, we are deeply saddened to hear of this family’s terrible loss,” Twitter said in a statement about the lawsuit. “Violent threats and the promotion of terrorism deserve no place on Twitter and, like other social networks, our rules make that clear.”

Lloyd “Carl” Fields, a government contractor, was among five people killed in a “lone wolf” attack at an Amman police training center by Jordanian police officer Anwar Abu Zeid.

His widow said Isis later claimed responsibility and praised the attack.

She is seeking triple damages from Twitter for its alleged violations of the federal Anti-Terrorism Act.

Lawyers for Fields did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

According to its online “transparency report”, Twitter honored 42% of the 1,003 removal requests submitted by governments, law enforcement and courts worldwide from January to June 2015, but none of the 25 requests in the US.

More than two-thirds of the requests, or 718, came from Turkey. Twitter said it withheld 158 accounts and 2,354 tweets in various countries during the period.

The case is Fields v Twitter Inc, in US district court in the northern district of California.

The negligence of federal officials and others is on full display with each and every deadly Muslim terror attack. One Widow of San Bernardino shooting victim files $58 million in wrongful death claims against the city.


Facebook bans Czech anti-Islam page, leaves jihad inciters

Fascistbook.  Zuckerberg is an open borders, cheap labor traitor. Source: Czech Anti-Islam Facebook page blocked | Prague Monitor

Prague, Jan 11 (CTK) – The Facebook company yesterday blocked the page of the group “We Do Not Want Islam in the Czech Republic”, the group’s representatives said, protesting against what they call censorship and efforts to suppress criticism.

The group has been accused of extremism and xenophobia. Its representatives have denied the allegations, arguing that they only reject Islam and fight for the freedom of speech.

Facebook already blocked the page last June. “At that time, this was done on the basis of slanders and attacks by pro-Islam activists,” Bloc Against Islam chairman Martin Konvicka said in a press release.

“The page administrators managed to prove to Facebook that opposition to the ideology of Islam is not the same as fomenting hatred for individual believers,” Konvicka said.

This time, the situation may be more serious, Konvicka. “All of us know about the calls by many European politicians, including German Chancellor (Angela) Merkel and Czech Interior Minister (Milan) Chovanec (Social Democrats, CSSD), for censorship of social networks,” Konvicka said.

The server has written that the measure may be connected with Konvicka’s prosecution. At the end of last year, the police accused him of incitement to hatred.

The administrators of the page in question have sent a message to their followers that they will communicate with them through reserve pages until the original one is renewed.

“Those believing that the cancellation of discussion platforms will silence the voices of civic protest are absolutely wrong,” Bloc Against Islam deputy chairman Petr Hampl said.

“Just like 25 years ago, one has to fight for freedom of speech,” he added.

Facebook has aided and abetted Muslim terrorists for years – removing and blocking anti-jihad pages while doing nothing to prevent jihadists from recruiting. There’s at least one lawsuit pending against Facebook filed on behalf of 20,000 people who state Facebook allows Muslim terrorists to connect to each other on Facebook’s platform.

More via Facebook’s ‘hate speech’ double standard:

Recently, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg – a self-proclaimed atheist from Jewish parents – declared his unequivocal support for Muslims worldwide in response to Donald Trump’s statement about closing U.S. borders to all Muslims. He was quoted coming to the defense of Muslims after the November 2015 Paris attacks: “As a Jew, my parents taught me that we must stand up against attacks on all communities. Even if an attack isn’t against you today, in time attacks on freedom for anyone will hurt everyone.”

Facebook’s pro-sharia, pro-Muslim invasion stance is not an isolated case: Facebook Censors Story About ‘Refugee’ Raping Swedish Woman

Update: Facebook Keeps Deleting 16-year old German Girl’s Migrant Truth Video

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