Brotherhood Torture Chambers (Finally) Exposed

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By: Raymond Ibrahim
July 30, 2013

Some time ago, Fox News published a report titled “Egyptian mosque turned into house of torture for Christians after Muslim Brotherhood protest.”   The report opens by explaining how

Islamic hard-liners stormed a mosque in suburban Cairo, turning it into [a] torture chamber for Christians who had been demonstrating against the ruling Muslim Brotherhood in the latest case of violent persecution that experts fear will only get worse.  Such stories have become increasingly common as tensions between Egypt’s Muslims and Copts mount, but in the latest case, mosque officials corroborated much of the account and even filed a police report. Demonstrators, some of whom were Muslim, say they were taken from the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in suburban Cairo to a nearby mosque on Friday and tortured for hours by hard-line militia members.

While it is good that Fox News reported on the Brotherhood’s “torture chambers,” its report is also a reminder of how much the American public is often kept in the dark concerning what happens to Christians in Muslim countries—indeed, about what happens in the Muslim world in general.


Main Syrian Rebel Group: We’ll Attack America Later

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As the West seems to be moving towards directly arming and training Syrian rebels, it would be wise to listen to their future plans.

Tue, June 4, 2013

Syrian Islamist rebel fighters. (Photo: © Reuters)

The West seems to be moving towards directly arming and training Syrian rebels, even though 10 of 12 groups are Islamist. Since the largest single fighting force is Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, it would be wise to listen to its future plans.

In an interview with the Economist, a Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist is asked if the group “plan[s] to carry out operations against the West in the future.” Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists aren’t known for their diplomatic language, but the al-Nusra fighter is careful to avoid an overly incriminating quote. He answers:

“There is no permanent friendship and no permanent enemy. We’ll do whatever is in the interest of Muslims. The first duty on us is to fight the kuffar among us here in the occupied Muslim lands. The next duty will be decided later.”

Look at the qualifier: It is al-Nusra’s “first duty” to fight Islam’s enemies in Islam’s lands. In other words, defeat the near-enemy first. Then you decide how to strike the far-enemy.

Observers who argue that Al-Qaeda and Islamic terrorism as a whole are driven by local political struggles misinterpret a jihad in Syria or complaints about U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia as being the causes of terrorism. In fact, they are battlefields in a broader war.

These regional or local “grievances” stem from the Islamist ideology. Elsewhere in the interview, the terrorist explains that this isn’t a jihad solely about Assad’s oppression. “We are not just fighting against tyranny; Bashar Assad is only part of our fight. The other groups are only a reaction to the regime, whereas we are fighting for a vision,” he explains.



A Homemade Style of Terror: Jihadists Push New Tactics

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May 5, 2013
By: Scott Shane

WASHINGTON — Aware that intensified American counterterrorism efforts have made an ambitious Sept. 11-style plot a long shot, Al Qaeda propagandists for several years have called on their devotees in the United States to carry out smaller-scale solo attacks and provided the online education to teach them how.

“I strongly recommend all of the brothers and sisters coming from the West to consider attacking America in its own backyard,” wrote Samir Khan, an American who joined Al Qaeda’s Yemen branch and emerged as a fervent advocate of homegrown, do-it-yourself terrorism before he was killed in an American drone strike in September 2011.

“The effect is much greater, it always embarrasses the enemy, and these types of individual decision-making attacks are nearly impossible for them to contain,” Mr. Khan wrote in a Web publication.

The Boston Marathon bombing — which the authorities believe was carried out according to instructions that Mr. Khan posted online — offers an unsettling example of just how devastating such an attack can be, even when the death toll is low. It shows how plotters can construct powerful bombs without attracting official attention. It offers a case study in the complex mix of personality and ideology at work in extremist violence. And it raises a pressing question: Is there any way to detect such plotters before they can act?

The bombing killed three people, compared with 3,000 in the 2001 attacks. But it achieved the spectacular media impact that terrorists covet, marring an American institution with television footage of gruesome injuries and panicked crowds. Officials are worried about its copycat appeal.


U.K.: Sharia court tells abused wife to stay and "correct" herself

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April 7,2013
By: Robert

When these Sharia courts opened in the U.K., British officials assured the public that wherever Sharia law conflicted with civil law, it would give way. But that almost immediately proved not to be the case, and here is further confirmation of the warnings we gave about these courts at the time: that they would become the legal system for a Muslim state within the state -- one that would continue to grow and expand.

The Sharia court here is acting in accord with Islamic law:

"Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that God has preferred in bounty one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their property. Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for God's guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them." (Qur'an 4:34)

Muhammad’s example is normative for Muslims, since he is an “excellent example of conduct” (Qur'an 33:21) – and according to a canonical hadith, Muhammad’s favorite wife, his child bride Aisha, reports that Muhammad struck her. Once he went out at night after he thought she was asleep, and she followed him surreptitiously. Muhammad saw her, and, as Aisha recounts: “He struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?” (Sahih Muslim 2127) Aisha herself said it: “I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women.” (Sahih Bukhari 7.72.715)


Key Mali lawmaker challenges Obama on al-Qaida threat

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Washington Guardian
April 1, 2013
By: Sarah Carter

Haidara Aissata, the only female Parliament member representing northern Mali, picked up the phone earlier this month to the anguished cries of a young mother who just learned her husband had sold the couple’s 9-year-old son to al-Qaida fighters for $40.

The boy was taken to a training camp, where he would be indoctrinated into Sharia law and fight against French troops seeking to repel al-Qaida’s grip on the African nation.

Aissata, who stands out in Mali’s male-dominated politics as much for her beauty-queen looks as her impassioned oratory, tells the story as she travels the globe these days trying to dispel the notion _ fanned by some U.S. officials _ that al-Qaida is weakened and on the decline.

To the contrary, the terror network has inspired and trained al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, along with its Western Mali off-shoot, Ansar al-Dine, and both spinoffs are gaining strength and “infecting the continent like a cancer," Aissata tells the Washington Guardian.

“Al-Qaida is still a threat to the national security of the United States, just as it was when Osama bin Laden trained young fighters in Afghanistan -- this is what is happening in Mali and other parts of Africa," she said in an interview where she sounded alarm about the growing number of al-Qaida training camps sprouting across Africa.

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