Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Condell: Europe's Last Chance

2 Michigan brothers who converted from Christianity to Islam were arrested in Tunisia as members of a terrorist organization

TUNIS, Tunisia (NBC) — Two American brothers have been arrested in Tunisia on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organization, two local sources told NBC News.

A senior police official said the brothers were both aged in their 30s and originally from Michigan. A source in the governor's office also confirmed the arrests.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the police source said one of the men was carrying a U.S. passport that identified him as Patrick Alan Lawwill. NBC News has seen a photocopy of the passport, which was apparently issued in July 2015 and lists Lawwill's place of birth as Michigan.

Police were not able to provide a copy of the second suspect's documents.

A State Department official said it was aware of reports the pair had been arrested "on suspicion of terrorist activities" but declined to comment further because of "privacy considerations."

The brothers were arrested in the northwestern city of Jendouba on Tuesday, according to the local police source.

The pair had recently converted from Christianity to Islam and one of them was married to a Tunisian woman who was also arrested, the source said.

The brothers, who both wore beards and traditional clothing, were reported to authorities by locals who said they were "behaving suspiciously," the source added.

Another official in the local governor's office, also speaking anonymously, told NBC News that the pair came to study in the University of Jendouba two weeks ago.

Officials who raided the encampment where they were staying found material relating to hardline Islamic law and jihad, according to the governor's office source.

They did not find any plans to make explosives, that source added.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Italy: Muslims protest on mass over mosque closures

(Rome) In Italy as part of the government's counter-terrorism drive. Unregulated mosques are to be closed down. However, shutting backstreet mosques hasn’t gone down well with the Islamic population in the home of the Catholic church, which is why Friday they protested on mass in Rome outside the Flavian Amphitheatre aka the Coliseum. Holding aloft placards in which to promote the image that they belong to a religion of peace, hundreds (if not thousands) of Muslims expressed their displeasure with the Italian government in which to intimidate their way to having more mosques built. I cannot help but wonder how Christians in any Islamic country doing likewise would fare.

Interlude: Hazel O'Connor - Eighth Day

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

UK: Liberals cry racist at picture of a soldier wearing camouflage paint

(UK) Liberals are a stain on humanity, they find fault with anything and everything, which is why they have found fault with the British Army after it tweeted a picture of a soldier in the jungle wearing a black (actually it's dark brown) camouflage cream.

Now, before somebody thinks the above is racist, here is a video from the same Exercise:

UK: Musim leader who cried foul play on getting arrested, jailed for life for hit on a mullah

(UK) Khalid Rashad today has been jailed for life for arranging a hit on a fellow Muslim who was found shot dead in his car last year in North London.

Khalid Rashad
48-year-old Abdul Hadi Arwani was found shot to death in his car last April. At the time it was presumed that the Syrian government had carried out the hit. However, diligent investigations by the police revealed that the hitman was actually Jamaican Leslie Cooper who was an associate of Rashad.

 Abdul Hadi Arwani
It seems that Arwani and Rashad had set up a mosque together in Acton, but when the property prices went through the roof, resulting in the value of the mosque quadrupled to over £4 million, Rashad got greedy. He first changed all the locks, leaving Arwani unable to enter a building he paid for, and then replaced Arwani, who was the imam, with another Jamaican who was behind an attempted coup in Jamaica 20 years ago. Arwani in turn turned to the courts in which to challenge Rashad's mosque grab. Rashad, not happy with a legal objection to his financial inspired power grab, decided to turn to murder in which to solve his problems, and so Hadi Arwani was murdered.

In court, Rashad tried to play the victim, claiming he was set up by MI5 when explosives and ammunition were found at his house after he refused to become a spy. However, as mentioned, the police did their homework, including tracing the footsteps of the gun who topped up an unmarked phone to another shop where he topped up his home gas bill. Searching his phone found pictures of him showing off with the murder weapon and communications between him and Rashad.

Which is why both received 32 years minimum behind bars. Seen as Rashad is 63 and Cooper is 38, it would appear that both will never see the light of day as free men again. Oh, hang on, this is the UK, where a couple sentenced to a minimum of 47 years behind bars for murdering a child get to go out on a shopping trip together 5 months into their sentence.

As Rashad is the brother of Christian Liz Mitchell, the lead singer in the 1970s band Boney M, I feel that this Boney M record sums up this story to a tee.