Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The current situation in Aleppo and that Turkish move into Syria

In Aleppo, the Syrian army backed by Hezbollah has moved to close the gap in their siege which was opened up by the militants around a fortnight ago. Supported by tanks, artillery and from the air, they have advanced to the artillery school and defeated a militant fightback which has cost them dearly. The video below shows the militant retreat after they failed to take Umm al-Qura hill.

Turkey has decided to clear the border of ISIS elements by sending in the troops to do just that. Funny enough, whilst the vast majority of victims of the suicide attack at the weekend wedding were Kurds, the Turks have decided to share their love by attacking them also.

The hypocrisy of the Islamic world

(Israel) Over the weekend, the peaceful and democratically elected government in the tiny Islamic statelet of Gaza decided to lob a rocket into Israel. Israel retaliated by striking 5 targets in Gaza in which to send the message - don't mess. 1 person was injured, which follows other Israeli responses to the Islamic habit of attacking the Jew (or in the West, the non-Jew), showing that the IDF goes well out of its way in which to reduce the chance of collateral damage.

Now, if anybody wishes to contest that statement, the last bun fight in 2014 saw around 2,250 people killed in Gaza in 7 weeks of heavy conflict in one of the most densely populated areas of the world. That works out at around 46 people a day. Yet Israel is supposed to be the most powerful nation in the region, it has control of the air and sea and yet when it comes to shooting fish in a barrel, they can only kill 46 people a day. (Note to me: one death is one too many.) Inside Syria, ISIS can kill hundreds on a daily basis, and yet nobody batters an eyelid. Only the other day, the Iraqis hung 36 ISIS idiots who murdered over 1,700 soldiers in one town over a week, and nobody outside of Iraq can give a damn. Oh, they do for the hung wankers, but the victims, nah.

So on Monday, why was I not surprised at how the Islamic world was up in arms over the Israeli reaction (5 strikes, injuring 1 man)?

The Turkish foreign ministry called Israel’s strikes disproportionate in a statement that continued:
The fact that our ties with Israel have normalised does not mean that we will remain silent in the face of such attacks that target the Palestinian people. On the contrary, we will continue to (defend) the Palestinian cause.
Yet after the suicide bomb attack which struck the wedding party the other day on the Syrian/Turkish border, the Turks have decided to invade Syria, sending in troops, militia, all supported by the Turkish and American air forces. Not only that, but the Turks have decided to share their love by hitting the Kurds as well.

Funny how to the Islamic world, when Israel fights back, it's a human rights issue, when they do so, it's justice.

British woman, 21, killed in Australian backpackers' hostel attack by knifeman 'shouting Allahu Akbar'; Police: 'We don’t have a motive yet'

(The Telegraph) A British tourist killed at a hostel in Australia by a Frenchman yelling “Allahu akbar” has been named as Mia Ayliffe-Chung.

The 21-year-old studied psychology and childcare before travelling to Surfers Paradise, in the state of Queensland, and working as a nightclub waitress.

Police arrested a 29-year-old Frenchman and are investigating whether the “senseless” knife attack was motivated by Islamic extremism.

The man killed Ms Ayliffe-Chung and injured a 30-year-old Briton as well as a dog. [...]

According to witnesses, the killer yelled “Allah Akbar” – Arabic for “God is greater” – during the attack and after he was arrested.

“We don’t have a motive yet,” said superintendent Ray Rohweder.

“Police were confronted with a terrible scene when they arrived. There were up to 30 people who witnessed the incident.”

A local resident was also injured, but not seriously, and a dog that lived on the premises was killed.


Developing: Gunmen attack American university in Kabul, students flee; 1 dead, 26 injured

(LAT) Gunmen attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday evening, according to eyewitnesses.

At least one person was killed in the attack and 26 were injured, according to Said Wahidullah Majrooh, spokesman for the ministry of public health.

Several students were trapped inside the building, witnesses said, and the wounded were being taken away by ambulances. About 40 students had managed to escape the building, a police source said.

University President Mark English told the Associated Press that security forces had arrived on the scene soon after the attack began around 7 p.m. Gunshots could still be heard as of 9 p.m. local time.

“We believe that two assailants have been inside; our forces are trying to find their exact location and engage,” said Sediq Sediqqi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior. “It’s not over yet. As soon as we see injured people, we’ve been helping them get out.”

A student who escaped the attack told of hearing gunshots and an explosion.

“My class was over, and I was planning to leave. Then suddenly I heard gunshots,” said Ahmad Mukhtar. “I tried to find shelter, but a blast took place and I ran toward a wall and managed to escape by climbing the wall and injured my leg.”

“Several students have been killed and injured; many students and professors are stuck,” a student inside the university told The Times over the phone. “Some managed to escape, but we are still here. Please help us.”

Wahidullah Hasani said his cousin, a student, was still stuck inside the building. "I called her half an hour ago, she asked me not to call her again, because the assailants were close and may notice the phone light and her voice,” he said. “She hung up and said ‘Forgive me if we don't meet again.’”

Associated Press photographer Massoud Hossaini said he was in a classroom with 15 students when he heard an explosion on the southern flank of the campus.

“I went to the window to see what was going on, and I saw a person in normal clothes outside. He shot at me and shattered the glass,” Hossaini said, adding that he fell on the glass and cut his hands.

The students then barricaded themselves inside the classroom, pushing chairs and desks against the door and staying on the floor.

Hossaini and about nine students managed to escape from the campus through a northern emergency gate.

“As we were running, I saw someone lying on the ground face-down. They looked like they had been shot in the back,” he said.

Hossaini and the nine students took refuge in a house near the campus.

Adam Stump, a Pentagon spokesman, said a "small number of advisors" from the U.S. military are assisting Afghan forces as they respond to the attack at American University in Kabul

"These advisors are not in a combat role," he said. "They are advising their Afghan counterparts."

The attack comes two weeks after two university staff members were kidnapped from their car by unknown gunmen. Their whereabouts are still unknown.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Merkel urges Turkish-rooted residents to be loyal to Germany; coincidentally, Germans will be asked to stockpile food and water ‘in case of a catastrophe’ or 'armed attack'

This does not sound good.
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel urged people with Turkish roots who are longtime German residents to be loyal to Germany, while pledging in comments published Tuesday also to listen to their concerns.

Merkel’s comments come during a tense period in German-Turkish relations and amid concerns that domestic political arguments in Turkey could spill onto German streets. [...]

Germany is home to roughly 3 million people with Turkish roots. [...]

On July 31, up to 40,000 people rallied in Cologne to denounce the failed coup in Turkey and show support for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. That show of support, though it was peaceful, caused unease among some in Germany.

(TIME) Germany is planning to urge its citizens to stockpile food, water and other supplies in the event of a catastrophe or armed attack.

According to a report by German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), citing the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper, the move would be the first of its kind since the end of the Cold War.

The proposal is reportedly contained in a government civil-defense-strategy document, which says that people should stock 10 days worth of food and a sufficient supply of water, energy, money and medicine that would allow them to stay put long enough for the government to respond.

The mood in Germany has been unsettled recently following a number of horrific incidents. In the latest violence, on July 24, a Syrian suicide bomber injured 15 people at a music festival in the central German town of Ansbach. The same day, a Syrian refugee killed a woman and injured two others with a machete in Reutlingen. Just days previous, an ISIS-inspired attacker was shot dead after stabbing several people on a train in the south of the country.

The huge influx of refugees — Germany accepted more than a million last year — has sparked fears among many Germans that terrorists have entered the country under the guise of seeking asylum.

Further details about Germany’s civil-defense strategy will be released on Wednesday, DW says, adding that its release comes amid “a raft of new security measures in the country.”


China increases its involvement in the Syrian war

(Syria) It seems the world has yet another player in the Syrian conflict.

Iraq Situation Report: August 16-22, 2016

(ISW) The nice people at the Institute for the Study of War have brought out a map which shows the current situation inside Iraq as of this Monday.

Denmark: Swedish car burning craze jumps across water from Malmo to Copenhagen

(Denmark) I wrote the other day about how for the past 50 days Sweden has been beset by cars getting torched for no apparent reason. The police for some strange reason have not made one arrest, nor do they know where to look. It seems that the fact all these burnings are taking place in areas with a very high immigrant population hasn't afforded them any clues. The Swedish city of Malmo is one such area. The thing is, Malmo is only about 6 km from the Danish capital, and guess what, the act of setting cars on fire has moved across the strait which separates the two countries, with 17 cars getting torched since Sunday night.

Nigeria: Islamic mob murders the family of a Muslim who saved a Christian accused of blasphemy

(Zamfara State) A crowd of Islamic students took umbrage with one of their fellow (but Christian) students at Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara, over something he said. As is the way of the Muslim, instead of debating with words, they simply played the blasphemy card which they backed up by using their fists, feet and anything they could get their hands on, in which to show this young man the error of his ways. After being beaten to a pulp by his fellow classmates, he was rescued by a Muslim man who stopped the students from murdering their victim and took him in his car to a hospital in which to tender his wounds.

Incensed that somebody had stopped them from punishing somebody with a different faith and mindset, the group decided to teach the man who had prevented them from carrying out Allah's will a lesson by marching onto his home and setting fire to it, resulting in the deaths of 8 people inside.

That, people, is how Islam prevents moderate Muslims from speaking out, by fear.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sweden: Child of 8 killed when hand grenade thrown into house

(Gothenburg) A child of 8 was killed today when some prick decided to lob a hand grenade through the window of the flat he was staying in.

Yuusuf Warsame, who was born and raised in Birmingham England to Dutch parents, had been visiting relatives with his mother, brother and sister. A hand grenade was thrown through the window of a third-floor flat in the Biskopsgården suburb of Gothenburg at around 3am on Monday morning in what police have described as a possible revenge attack. At least five children and several adults were inside at the time, said police. They said Yuusuf suffered serious injuries and later died in the hospital. Yuusuf's father Abdiwahid Warsame told the Birmingham Mail his son had died in the grenade attack and that he was awaiting more information from the Swedish authorities.

So what the story behind the attack?

During the 1990s and 2000s, Europe took in lots of Somali immigrants. However, when these countries demanded that these immigrants integrate fully by finding work, a large number objected and upped sticks to the UK where they could continue to be different and jobless at the expense of the British taxpayer. (In 2015, nearly 80% of the male Somali population residing in the UK were unemployed, followed by 50% of the female Somali population.)

That explains why a so called British child born to Dutch parents was visiting Sweden for the summer. Gothernberg, like other Swedish cities, has an immigration problem. Now crime has exploded in Sweden, especially in Gothernberg, which kind of explains why only a fortnight ago 5 young men were jailed for a gun attack on a pub in Bisopsgarden where 2 people were shot dead and 8 wounded in a gang related bun-fight. One of the men jailed a fortnight ago was named as… 25-year-old Ahmed Warsame who is registered as living in the flat young Yuusuf Warsame was killed this morning.

It transpires that there is something of a turf war being played out in Gothenburg and as always an innocent was killed in the crossfire.

As Muslim World Suffers 2 Major Terror Attacks, Islamic Bloc Silent, Except for Blast at Israel

( – The Muslim world suffered two major terrorist attacks over the weekend – in Turkey and Somalia – but the bloc of Islamic states found just one subject worthy of commenting on on Sunday – the “painful occasion” of the anniversary of a failed arson attempt at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque almost half a century ago.

By the end of the weekend, the Saudi-based secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) had issued no public reaction to deadly suicide bombings targeting a wedding party in southeastern Turkey and a government building and market in central Somalia.

Fifty-one people were killed and 69 wounded in the bombing in Gaziantep, which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said had been carried out by a suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14-years-old.

In Somalia, at least 20 people were killed and more than 80 injured in twin bombings for which al-Shabaab claimed responsibility.

Like its secretariat, the OIC’s media organ, the International Islamic News Agency (IINA), did also not react to the two terror attacks. IINA did carry one brief report quoting a Saudi – not OIC – official as condemning the bombing in Turkey.

The OIC did, however, release a statement on Sunday, marking the 47th anniversary of “the wanton arson attack on the blessed al-Aqsa mosque” in Jerusalem’s Old City, which Muslims revere as the third-holiest in Islam after mosques in Mecca and Medina.

The statement on the 1969 incident linked it to what it called today’s “escalating aggression, attacks and repeated crimes” by Israelis against al-Aqsa.

In the tradition of the OIC’s regular recollections of the arson attempt, the statement made no reference to the fact the arsonist was neither Israeli nor Jewish, nor in any way linked to the Israeli authorities.

The perpetrator was an Australian, a member of a quasi-Christian sect who was subsequently determined by a court to be insane and spent the rest of his days in psychiatric care in his homeland.

According to news reports at the time, Denis Michael Rohan testified that he received divine instructions to burn down the mosque, that he was a descendant of the biblical King David, and that God would set him up as king over Jerusalem and Judea.

The deranged 28-year-old’s actions triggered calls for jihad, with Yasser Arafat’s Fatah faction of the PLO broadcasting calls for Muslims to react: “What are you waiting for? The Zionists are burning down your sacred shrines.”

The incident led the following year to the establishment of the bloc originally known as the Organization of the Islamic Conference but renamed in 2011 the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and today boasting 57 mostly Muslim-majority members.

The failed arson attempt sparked a multitude of conspiracy theories accusing Israelis of trying to destroy al-Aqsa, and the adjacent Dome of the Rock with its famous golden dome, in order for the Jews to rebuild the biblical Temples which stood on that site from almost 1,000 years before Christ until finally destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD.

Some Muslim authorities dispute the Temple’s existence on the site. In its statement on Sunday, the OIC referred to “the purported temple.”

It said the anniversary of the 1969 incident was “being marked amid growing calls for the division and destruction of the Mosque in order to build the purported temple on its ruins and amid the intensification of the Israeli policies of Judaization and ethnic cleansing of the occupied holy city, its people and sanctuaries, in flagrant violation of international law and relevant internationally legitimate resolutions.”

The Temple Mount is the most revered site in Judaism, but although the area has been under Israeli sovereignty since 1967 the closest location where observant Jews are able to pray openly is the Western Wall, a remnant of a retaining wall on the western flank of the platform.

Muslims revere al-Aqsa based on the belief that Mohammed stopped there during his “night journey” from Mecca to heaven. He is said to have tethered his legendary winged steed, al-Buraq, there while he led prayers with “Islamic prophets” including Adam and Noah.

Muslims refer to the Western Wall as the al-Buraq wall, a move that has gained support from the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO.

US: Somali Muslim shot and killed after attacking woman and policeman

(Kelso) Last Wednesday, 27-year-old Somali asylum seeker Omer Ismail Ali's fiery temper got the better of him and it cost him his life.

At 8am, Omer was asked to leave the Flying K Gas & Grocery store in West Kelso, Washington, on Wednesday the 17th of August for shop lifting. The police were called and as they were reviewing the store video regards that earlier offence. Omer marched into the store, past the police car parked outside and began attacking the girl behind the counter. On hearing the commotion, officer John Johnston came out of the office and was himself attacked by Omer. The problem for Omer was officer Johnson wasn’t a woman and he was armed. Two shots later Omer was mortally wounded.

I wonder why black lives don’t matter aren’t bitching about this death, or for that matter, CAIR. I wonder if it has to do with the fact everything was caught on video.

UK: 35-year-old Muslim convert attacks 16-year-old couple for cuddling

(London) 35-year-old Michael Coe (a Muslim convert) is currently on trial at Southwark Crown Court accused of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and battery on a 16 year old boy, abusing the boys 16 year old girlfriend and assaulting a teacher who tried to intervene. It transpires that Coe saw red as he drove past Upton Park tube station in East Ham London when he saw a 16 year old couple, hugging. Stopping his car in the street, he marched over to the young couple and shouted:
‘Let that schoolgirl go,’
He added:
‘How would you like it if your sister was cuddling?’
The teenager assured Coe that he and his partner were the same age and he told Coe his sister
‘Does what she pleases.’
Coe then asked the pair if they were Muslim and they lied, claiming they were not. He added:
‘Why am I wasting my time with you if you are not Muslim?’
Coe then called the girl a whore and when they boyfriend took offence he grabbed him around the neck and threw him onto the floor. A teacher who tried to intervene was then assaulted by Coe.

In court 35-year-old Coe admits to pushing the boy, but stated he acted in self-defence. The case continues.

Michael Coe outside court