A Signal To Iran: US Adds Forces In Persian Gulf As Iran Lawmakers Prepare To Close Strait Of Hormuz
By THOM SHANKER, ERIC SCHMITT and DAVID E. SANGER, The New York Times – “WASHINGTON — The United States has quietly moved significant military reinforcements into the Persian Gulf to deter the Iranian military from any possible attempt to shut the Strait of Hormuz and to increase the number of fighter jets capable of striking deep into Iran if the standoff over its nuclear program escalates.
The deployments are part of a long-planned effort to bolster the American military presence in the gulf region, in part to reassure Israel that in dealing with Iran, as one senior administration official put it last week, ‘When the president says there are other options on the table beyond negotiations, he means it.’
But at a moment that the United States and its allies are beginning to enforce a much broader embargo on Iran’s oil exports, meant to force the country to take seriously the negotiations over sharply limiting its nuclear program, the buildup carries significant risks, including that Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps could decide to lash out against the increased presence.
The most visible elements of this buildup are Navy ships designed to vastly enhance the ability to patrol the Strait of Hormuz — and to reopen the narrow waterway should Iran attempt to mine it to prevent Saudi Arabia and other oil exporters from sending their tankers through the vital passage.” Read more.
Iran lawmakers prepare to close Strait of Hormuz – “Iranian lawmakers have drafted a bill that would close the Strait of Hormuz for oil tankers heading to countries supporting current economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic. ‘There is a bill prepared in the National Security and Foreign Policy committee of Parliament that stresses the blocking of oil tanker traffic carrying oil to countries that have sanctioned Iran,’ Iranian MP Ibrahim Agha-Mohammadi told reporters. ‘This bill has been developed as an answer to the European Union’s oil sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran.’ Agha-Mohammadi said that 100 of Tehran’s 290 members of parliament had signed the bill as of Sunday.” Read more.
Radical Islam Spreading In Spain – Two Islamists Murder Two Fellow Muslims For Not Being Radical Enough
Revelation 13:15, “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”
By Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute – “Two Islamists have been arrested in Spain on charges of torturing and murdering two fellow Muslims for ‘abandoning radical Islam.’
The arrests came just days after Spanish newspapers reported that jihadists in Spain are travelling to Syria to help overthrow the government there.
Spanish authorities say the incidents — on top of many others in recent months — point to the accelerating spread in the country of radical Salafi Islam, which Spain’s National Intelligence Center, the CNI, in a leaked secret report — corroborated by the Spanish Institute for Strategic Studies, an organization tied to the Spanish Ministry of Defense, in its own recently published a 43-page report entitled, ‘Islamist Movements in Spain’ — states is increasingly posing the greatest threat to national security.
Rachid Mohamed Abdellah and Nabil Mohamed Chaib, both of whom are Spanish citizens of Moroccan origin, were jailed after being questioned by Judge Eloy Velasco at the National Court (Audiencia Nacional) in Madrid on June 28.
Police say the two men, aged 25 and 30 respectively, are members of an Islamist cell based in the city of Melilla, a Spanish exclave on the northern coast of Morocco. They are accused of torturing and murdering two other members of the cell who ‘adopted Western behavior and tried to disengage from radical Islam.’ Spanish authorities say the murders were meted out according to Islamic Sharia law, which calls for the killing of ‘infidels.’
Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz said the suspects are ‘capable of carrying out especially brutal attacks,’ and share ‘the same radical orthodoxy’ of the Islamists who carried out the March 2004 Madrid train bombings in which 191 people were killed and 1,800 wounded.
At a news conference following the arrests, the Director General of Spanish Police, Ignacio Cosidó, said: ‘They were part of an extremely radical group, and had committed a double murder of two members of their own organization who had shown signs of wanting to leave. Their ideology is clearly jihadi and they believe in terrorism as a means to achieve their objectives. Therefore, they posed a threat of the highest order.’” Read more.
Flashback: Spanish Town Becoming ‘New Mecca of the Most Radical Islamism’ – “The municipality of Salt, a town near Barcelona where Muslim immigrants now make up 40% of the population, has approved a one-year ban on the construction of new mosques. It is the first ban of its kind in Spain. The moratorium follows public outrage over plans to build a massive Salafi mosque that is being financed by Saudi Arabia. Salafism is a branch of revivalist Islam that calls for restoring past Muslim glory by forcibly re-establishing an Islamic empire (Caliphate) across the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Europe such as Spain, which Salafists view as a Muslim state that must be reconquered for Islam.” Read more.
Flashback: Islam Lays Seige To Spain: Arson – Murder – Rape – Pillage – Riots – City Council and Mayor Cower – “The town of Salt, Spain has been besieged by riots, burnings, murder, rape and pillage, at the hands of hundreds of Morroccan Muslim immigrants. As you will see if you watch the video, the Spanish women of Salt cannot go out of their homes after 8:00 p.m., for fear of becoming rape victims. As one woman in the video puts it succinctly, they are ‘scared sh**less’.” Read more.
By Pamela Geller, American Thinker – “A new Gallup poll shows that 11% of Americans think Obama is a Muslim, and the leftist media just can’t figure out why anyone would get that idea. Slate concluded that it must be because of ‘his exotic name and background, the color of his skin, or (most likely) some combination of the two.’ But in reality, the reason why people think Obama is a Muslim is because of how he acts.
Why do people believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim? Here’s why: after the Muslim Brotherhood won the Egyptian presidency, the military moved to curb the president’s powers in order to stave off sharia rule in Egypt. But then Obama warned the military that they better hand over power quickly, or Egypt would lose billions in U.S. aid.
It wasn’t enough that Obama invited the Muslim Brotherhood to his submission speech in Cairo in June 2009, despite the fact that the group was banned at that time for obvious reasons: they wanted to install a sharia government, and the draconian, barbaric code of sharia, in Egypt. It wasn’t enough that after he invited the Brotherhood to his speech; he had officials in his administration meeting with this Islamic supremacist group. It wasn’t enough that he abandoned the true freedom movement, when the women of Iran and Persians and Zoroastrians rose up after 30 years of oppressive sharia rule. Obama spit on them and left them to die. They met bullets with bare flesh and broken bricks.
It was a squandered historical moment: by supporting the demonstrators in Iran, Obama could have done much to remove the head of the snake of Hezb’allah, Hamas, the Shi’ites fighting American soldiers in Iraq, the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the Shia agitation in Bahrain. Obama could have saved the free world and gone down in history as one of the magnificent heroes for good. But that is not who he is. He is a tool, a malevolent subversive who managed to seize the most powerful office in the world with the PR expertise of the enemedia.
Obama’s war on the good continued.” Read more.
Flashback: Ill Eagle: Muslim Brotherhood Officially Endorses President Obama’s Faith Adviser – “That’s right. The Muslim ‘Kill-All-Jews’ Brotherhood is tickled pink by Barack Obama’s anti-Israel, pro-Islamist choice in spiritual matters. When a ‘There-Is-No-Freedom-In-Islam’ and ‘Destroy-Western-Civilization-From-Within’ pro-terror ‘political’ movement endorses the American President’s own chosen ‘faith adviser’, something is gravely ill in the Land of the Free …” Read more.
By Raymond Ibrahim – “Following the presidential victory of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Muhammad Morsi, the very first fatwa to appear by Egypt’s highest fatwa council addresses—not social, political, or economic issues in Egypt—but rather frogs. Specifically, it bans Muslims from hunting and killing frogs to sell to those nations that dine on the amphibians. As the fatwa explains, according to Islam’s prophet Muhammad as recorded in a hadith, a frog’s ‘croaking is praise [to Allah].’ Accordingly, ‘a number of jurists [fuqaha] have relied on this [hadith] to forbid the eating of frogs, under the notion that ‘that which is banned from being killed, is forbidden from being eaten.’
Unlike the many other fatwas dealing with other animals, including cartoon characters—such as the fatwa to kill Mickey Mouse—this frog fatwa is ostensibly humanitarian. Yet, in reality, it only proves how enslaved Muslim societies are to the random words of their prophet—a prophet who, on one occasion ordered the killing of all black dogs because they are ‘devils,’ while making frogs sacrosanct for praising Allah with their croaks—a prophet who, to non-Muslims, was just a 7th century Arab, whose words, obvious reflections of a 7th century mentality, millions of people still cling to today—a prophet who is at the heart of the international dilemma widely known as ‘radical Islam.’” Source – Jihad Watch.
Flashback: Egyptian Clerics Call Jews ‘Apes And Pigs … Making Our Children Loathe The Jews Is a Form of Worship of Allah’ – “There are very many traits that characterize the Jews, and the Koran focused on a few of them, such as the violation of commitments, from which we suffer to this day. Not just us in Egypt — the entire world suffers from this. Another trait is their hard-heartedness, God forbid. If you want to know what true hard-heartedness means, go to the Jews. You will find a lot of it there. Allah punished them by transforming them into apes and pigs, and by prohibiting them from eating several edible things… The [Jews] are treacherous… We must be resolute and fill hearts with hatred and loathing.” Read more.
Egypt: Islamists Kill Man For Walking With His Fiancee In Public Before Marriage, ‘It Is An Abomination’
The student passed away in Ismailia University Hospital, the state newspaper Al-Akhbar reported.
Suez security chief had received reports that Ahmed Hussein Eid, an engineering student, died of stabbing wounds.
Al-Akhbar said that victim, a 20-year-old engineering student, was walking with his fiancée and cousin towards a minibus stop in the Arbaeen neighborhood, when three bearded men wearing white Galabeyas on a motorcycle stopped him.
They asked him about the girl accompanying him. When he told him that she is his fiancée, they warned him against walking with her because it is ‘haram, and it is an abomination.’ The student shouted in their faces and told them that he is free to do what he wants and it is none of their business.
One of the three men then stabbed him in the groin with a knife and they ran away with their motorcycle.
The Facebook page ‘Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice Authority’ that adopts the Saudi model for religious police, who search for those violating Sharia, said on Monday that they are responsible for the killing of the student. The page said that the killed student was standing with a woman and they were advising him not to do that. But the student insulted them and they later attacked him with the knife, killing him.” Read more.
Flashback: Egypt: Increasing Number Of Egyptians Want To Ditch Peace Treaty With Israel, Model Its Government After Saudi Arabia – “As Egyptians prepare to vote for their first post-Mubarak president next week, the antipathy towards Israel espoused by the frontrunners aligns with the findings of a new survey, in which 61 percent of Egyptian respondents favor abandoning the Egypt-Israel peace treaty, up from 54 percent a year ago.” Read more.