Is this a foretaste of more alliances to come? …
Qur’an Sura 24:35, “Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth… Allah doth guide whom He will to His light…”
2 Corinthians 11:14-15, “… for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.”
By Michael Carl, WND – “The Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram, known for its kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls, has deepened its connection to the Middle East terror army ISIS by forming an information and materiel-support alliance, according to sources.
A Nigeria staff member for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, a non-profit foundation promoting democratic institutions, says leaders Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of ISIS and Abubakar Shakau of Boko Haram ‘have been sharing military strategy and other information back and forth.’
Kristina Baum says the alliance will empower Boko Haram.
‘Boko Haram is hopeful that this will give them more financial support,’ she said. ‘Before, Boko Haram has been getting their money from kidnapping, ransom and extortion from local governments.’
Maha Hamdan, an analyst for Consultancy Africa Intelligence and IntelligenceCommunity.com, confirms the link-up, calling it a dangerous development.
She believes the weakness of the Nigerian army in its war against Boko Haram is ‘one of the major reasons for the rise of the Boko Haram and ISIS alliance.’
‘We are standing at the precipice of the birth of a new radical Islam,’ she said.
Rachel Ehrenfeld, director of the American Center for Democracy and the Economic Warfare Institute, says the alliance will feed Boko Haram’s hunger for spreading its vision of Islam as it provides more funding.
‘Boko Haram and ISIS share the same basic ideology, and it worked with al-Qaida. And we know that with food – in this instance, success –comes an even bigger appetite,’ she said.
She said jihadist groups that started out with a domestic agenda are ‘joining the larger jihadist agenda to impose Shariah everywhere.'” Read more.
Flashback: ‘May Allah Protect You': Leader Of Boko Haram In Nigeria Voices Support For ISIS Caliphate– “The head of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists has voiced support for the extremist Sunni Islamic State (IS) militants who have taken over large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, in a video obtained by Agence France Presse Sunday… Near the beginning of the video he calls several of the world’s most prominent Islamist extremists his ‘brethren.’ ‘May Allah protect you’ he said, listing IS chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, al-Qaida head Ayman al-Zawahiri, Taliban leader Mullah Omar and several others.” Read more.
There they go again. Thank goodness terrorizing and killing non-Muslims exists nowhere in the teachings of Islam, otherwise we’d all have something to worry about …
This has nothing to do with Islam according to Barack Obama:
Qur’an Sura 8:12b, “… terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.”
This is a peaceful teaching according to David Cameron:
Qur’an Sura 4:89, “Have no unbelieving friends. Kill the unbelievers [non-Muslims] wherever you find them.”
This promotes the dignity of all human beings according to John Kerry:
Qur’an Sura 8:55, “Surely the vilest of animals in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve [non-Muslims] …”
By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch – “This kind of thing is going to become ever more common, not just in Australia but in Britain, France, Germany and the United States. The suicidal foolhardiness of the architects of the current hear-no-evil see-no-evil speak-no-evil policies toward Islam will before too long be abundantly evident to everyone.
‘Sydney church our Lady of Lebanon targeted by ISIS threats,’ News.com.au, September 18, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth):
CHURCH-goers in Sydney’s west have been left shaken after a stranger shouted death threats from a car bearing the Islamic State flag.
The car drove past Our Lady of Lebanon Church at Harris Park on Tuesday and witnesses claim it had a flag similar to those brandished by Islamic State jihadists hanging out the window.
A priest from the church told AAP the people in the car threatened to “kill the Christians” and slaughter their children. “They were strong words and people were scared of what they saw,” he said.
Witnesses told police there was a small triangular flag placed out the window with Arabic words similar to “there is only one god and Muhammad is the prophet”.
Rosehill police Inspector Brian Jackson confirmed “some threats were made in regard to some people” near the church.
Maronite Catholic parish priest Monsignor Shora Maree contacted police ahead of the church’s 7pm mass on Wednesday night.
Officers were sent down to patrol the Harris Park church while hundreds took part in mass inside.Read more
It’s understood detectives are looking into who is behind the threats.
Flashback: Australia: ISIS Supporter Threatens To Blow Up Christian Church In Sydney – “A man claiming to be a member of the Islamic State (ISIS) walked into the front yard of St. Hurmiz Assyrian church, in Greenfield Park, Sydney, and shouted ‘come out you dogs, I will burn this church down in 1 explosion in 2 hours, just wait.’ According to witnesses, the man approached from a nearby shopping center. The police were called and the church provided them with video footage from security cameras. The man was arrested later in the day, but may be released for lack of stronger evidence. Church members were shaken. A women said she now fears to attend church because of the bombing threat.” Read more.
Whether literally or not matters little. They do what they do for the “gory of Allah” and his messenger of misery. Hating God. Where would Islam be without? …
Proverbs 8:35-36, “For whoever finds Me finds life, And obtains favor from the LORD … All those who hate Me love death.”
Isaiah 59:7-8a, “Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; Wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their ways …”
Rabie Shehada, otherwise known as ‘the Palestinian slayer’, spoke openly in a new video of the Islamic group’s love of death.
‘I swear we are a people who love death for the sake of [Allah] just as you love to live,’ says Shehada.
‘I swear we are a people who love drinking blood. We came to slaughter you,’ he adds. ‘We love dying for [Allah] as much as you love life.’
According to Dubai-based outlet Al-Arabiya, Shehada, 26, is from the northern Israeli city of Nazareth which holds a majority-Arab population.
Shehada studied mechanical engineering in Nazareth before quitting university and disappearing just three months into his studies.
It is reported that he went to Turkey before moving into Syria to join forces with the moderate Free Syrian Army (FSA) against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
It was here that he switched allegiance to the more extreme Islamic State group and now goes by the nom de guerre of Abu Mussab al-Safouri.
When contacted by the Arabian outlet, Shehada’s wife and daughter said that they were terrified by his radicalisation …” Read more.
Flashback: Syria: Jihadist Rebel Cutting Out And ‘Eating’ Heart Of Soldier Defends Actions, Says He Sawed Another In Small And Large Pieces – “A Syrian rebel who was filmed apparently cutting out and eating the organs of a soldier has defended his actions as revenge for regime atrocities, Time magazine reported on Tuesday… ‘I have another video clip… In the clip I am sawing another shabiha with a saw. The saw we use to cut trees. I sawed him in small pieces and large ones,’ Time quoted him as saying… ‘Hopefully we will slaughter all of them,’ he told the magazine …” Read more.
ISIS Orders All Christian Business Assets Over To Islamic State, Turns Christian Homes Into Bomb Factories
And if you try to do business with Christians or anyone else they deem heretical, you may end up paying the ultimate price. For peaceful purposes …
- Flashback: ISIS Terrorists Rob And Plunder Christians Fleeing Mosul
- Flashback: ISIS Caliphate Orders Muslim Employers To Fire All Christian Workers
- Flashback: ISIS Caliphate Invades Monastery, Steals ‘Everything’ From Iraqi Christians
- Flashback: ISIS Caliphate Forbids Gov’t Workers From Giving Food Rations To Christians
- Flashback: ISIS Caliphate Aggressively Pursuing Christians In Towns Across Nineveh Plain
- Flashback: ISIS Caliphate Begins New Wave Of Attacks Against Christians, Thousands Flee
- Flashback: ISIS Caliphate Mark Christian Homes After Convert Or Be Beheaded Ultimatum
- Flashback: Unable To Buy Or Sell: ISIS Stops Christians From Selling Homes, Kills Real Estate Agents For Doing Business With Them
“The honor of Islam lies in insulting the unbelief and the unbelievers (kafirs). One who respects kafirs dishonors Muslims… The real purpose of levying the Jizya on them is to humiliate them… [and] they remain terrified and trembling.” – Islamic Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism and Slavery by M. A. Khan
Qur’an Sura 58:20, “Those who resist Allah and His Messenger will be among those most humiliated.”
AINA – “The Arabic language Alsumaria News is reporting that ISIS has ordered all Sunni businesses with Christian and Shiite partners to deliver the non-Sunni share of the business to the Islamic State. ISIS gave a two day deadline to comply with the order, else all assets would be confiscated.
According to the report, ISIS has a complete list of of businesses with Christian and Shiite partners.
ISIS is now charging tariffs on all goods entering the Nineveh Province. Goods deemed offensive to Islam are seized and destroyed.
In other news, ISIS has removed all clothes from department stores in Mosul and imposed the Afghan style of clothing on the city. ISIS has also segregated male and female students at the University of Mosul, changed the curriculum and renamed the Fine Arts college to ‘Text Decoration.'” Source – AINA.
ISIS Using Christian Homes In Mosul As Factories For Explosive Devices – “A number of Mosul residents have said that ISIS has turned Christians homes into factories for improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and car bombs. In interviews with ankawa.com, residents confirmed that ISIS are now searching for Christians homes containing hiding places and shelters, since they are expecting ground forces backed by the Iraqi government to begin clearing operations in the city.
A resident said ISIS is using a Christian home in the Hadbaa neighborhood for manufacturing IEDs. He sees them on a daily basis as they bring welding machines to the house and install various extensions to cars. Another resident said that many ISIS terrorists are using a house belonging to a Christian who used to work in the Nineveh Province as their headquarters, engaging in welding and blacksmith projects. He sees many cars that come on and go, including pickup trucks full of mortar rounds and explosives with exposed wires.” Source – AINA.
Israel: Archaeologists Discover Crescent-Shaped “Moon God Monument” For The Ancient Mideast Moon God “Sin”
In Hebrew, the name “Lucifer” is “heylel” and means “light-bearer.” The Arabic equivalent is “hilal” and means “crescent moon.” Revealing the adversary’s corrupted ambitions, the Prophet Isaiah writes how Satan had said in his heart that “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation … I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Through “the man of sin” he will magnify himself above everything that is called god, even above God Himself, and will continue to pursue the iniquity of his disdain to the bitter end, to exalt his own throne upon the mount of his own congregation — the nation or “Ummah” of Islam — which derogates all other faiths and gods in order to honor its own. It is therefore no surprise that the rallying cry of Islam — “Allahu Akbar” — doesn’t really mean “Allah is great” as it is often translated by Western media. It means “Allah is greater.” A crescent-shaped monument to the moon god “Sin.” It’s another fitting name to a deceptive demon who takes so much pleasure in reveling in it …
Qur’an Sura 3:54, “… Allah is the best of the deceivers.”
Revelation 12:9, 13:4 “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth … And they worshiped the dragon [Satan], for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?’”
Recommended: Allah Was Originally a Pre-Muslim Arabian ‘Moon God’
By Inna Lazareva, The Telegraph – “A stone monument in the shape of a crescent moon found in northern Israel is more than 5,000 years old, archaeologists have said.
The structure, known as Rujum en-Nabi Shua’ayb or Jethro Cairn, is located near the Sea of Galilee and predates the construction of Stonehenge, the Great Pyramid in Egypt, as well as the writing of the Bible.
It was initially discovered in the early part of the 20th century, and was thought to form part of an anciant city’s defensive walls.
Butt doctoral student Ido Wachtel from Hebrew University in Jerusalem recently made a convincing case that the construction served as a monument in its own right.
‘The proposed interpretation for the site is that it constituted a prominent landmark in its natural landscape, serving to mark possession and to assert authority and rights over natural resources by a local rural or pastoral population’, Mr Wachtel wrote in a paper submitted to an archaeology conference in Switzerland.
Presenting his findings ad the International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Mr Wachtel said the structure may have been erected to honour the ancient Mesopotamian moon god, ‘Sin’.
One of the most important gods in Mesopotamian mythology, Sin is symbolised as a crescent moon and often depicted riding on a winged bull.
The structure was found close to the ancient Israeli town of Bet Yerah, which translates as ‘house of the moon god’, and is believed to have been linked to the town’s religious community.
The vast structure, which is 150 metres long with a volume of 14,000 cubic metres. is thought to have taken more than five months to build.” Source – The Telegraph.
Nothing may come of this, but as I’ve said time and again, we shouldn’t only be worried about Islamic terrorists overseas. We’ve got tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands, of like-minded Muslims much closer to home …
Hadith, Bukhari 2977, “I have been made victorious with terror” – The “Prophet” Of Islam, Mohammed
Qur’an Sura 33:21, “Indeed in Allah’s Messenger (Mohammad) you have an excellent example to follow for him who hopes in (meeting with) Allah and the Last Day …”
By Oliver Duggan, The Telegraph – “The Islamic State (Isil) has encouraged ‘lone wolf’ attacks by extremists equipped with homemade pipe bombs on Times Square and other high-profile US tourist destinations, according to reports.
A message posted on an Isil forum entitled ‘To the Lone Wolves in America: How to Make a Bomb in Your Kitchen, to Create Scenes of Horror in Tourist Spots and Other Targets’ surfaced in the last 24 hours.
In it, supporters of the extremist organisation are told to plant explosives in busy public locations in New York, Las Vegas and Texas, and at metro stations across the US.
It comes as Isil released a slickly-produced propaganda video in response to President Barack Obama’s pledge to ‘degrade and destroy’ the organisation.
The video includes shaky-footage of the White House that appears to have been filmed from a moving car, and include extracts of President Obama’s statement on the US response to Isil this week.
Released by the Islamic State’s propaganda wing, al-Hayat Media Centre, the 52-second clip is similar to previous Isil videos in its high-production values and threats to attack various US targets.
But, according to NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, ‘this is the first time Isil has used this medium to inspire a ‘lone wolf’ type attack’.
‘We are quite concerned, as you would expect, with the capabilities of Isil, much more so than al-Qaeda, to use social media to try and spread their recruitment efforts and try to inspire,’ he said…” Read more.
Flashback: Study: Hundreds Of Thousands Of Muslim Americans Believe Anyone Insulting Mohammed Should Be Killed – “If, for the sake of argument, we use a figure of 5 million Muslims in America and if, for the sake of argument, the poll below correctly reflects the percentage of Muslims who believe that anyone insulting their prophet should face the death penalty, then the following number we can extrapolate from this data is frightening: The United States is home to 625,000 of your ‘average-all-American’ Muslims who believe you should die for hurting their feelings. That’s more people than the number of military personnel on active duty in Australia, Canada, Germany, Poland and the UK combined …” Read more.
Flashback: New Study Shows That 80% of Mosques in America Teach Jihad Violence and Islamic Supremacism – “… Then there was the Center for Religious Freedom’s 2005 study, and the Mapping Sharia Project’s 2008 study. Each independently showed that upwards of 80% of mosques in America were preaching hatred of Jews and Christians and the necessity ultimately to impose Islamic rule. And now comes yet more confirmation that mosques in the U.S. are teaching these things, and again the percentage is remarkably similar: around 80% of mosques are found to be teaching jihad warfare and Islamic supremacism.” Read more.
They’re Here: NY Muslim Charged With Supporting ISIS
Luke 11:23, “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.”
John 16:2b-3, “… the time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing a holy service for God. This is because they have never known the Father or Me.”
Qur’an Sura 4:171, “O People of the Book [Christians], exceed not the limits in your religion or speak anything about Allah, but the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, is only a messenger of Allah … Allah is only one God. Far be it from His glory to have a son …”
Qur’an Sura 9:30, “ the Christians say, ‘The Messiah is the son of [God].’ That is their statement from their mouths … May Allah destroy them …”
1 John 2:22b, “… He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.”
World Watch Monitor – “What ISIS has done in Iraq, Boko Haram is doing in Nigeria, a Nigerian cleric says.
‘The news is really bad. When they attacked our hometown, we decided to vacate the place. In Michika and surrounding areas, soldiers were running away. Some of them were killed or wounded and lot of people were also running for their lives,’ Rev. Samuel Dali, President of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, told World Watch Monitor as he was on the run, a few metres from the Cameroon border.
During the weekend of Sept. 6-7, Boko Haram militants took over Dali’s hometown of Michika, in Adamawa State, on Nigeria’s eastern border. Recent territorial gains made by Boko Haram in the northeast, he said, signal the end of his home and of the church in that part of the country, Africa’s most populous.
In Iraq, The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, swept across the country’s north in June, forcing hundreds of thousands of people, about a quarter of them Christian, fleeing from their homes. Hundreds have been killed. Whole towns have essentially emptied of Christians and non-Sunni Muslims, and their places of worship have been destroyed or occupied.
The situation in the parts of northeast Nigeria overrun by Boko Haram is similar, Dali said.
‘We have lost almost everything,’ he said. ‘Most of our churches have been destroyed and our pastors are scattered all over. Our members have fled and some of them killed. That’s what we have tried to prevent from happening.’ The Church of the Brethren is known locally as Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria, or EYN Church.
And, as in Iraq, Nigerian Christians are on the run, Dali said.
During the weekend attacks, dozens of cars loaded with people and luggage formed a long queue. Many, he said, were confused, and didn’t know where to go. Some are thinking of crossing the border to Cameroon, while others planned to reach relatives and friends elsewhere in Nigeria.
In recent weeks, thousands have already crossed the border as the insurgents have overrun several major towns, notably Bama, the second-largest city of Borno State with about 270,000 inhabitants and just 45 miles away of Maiduguri, the state capital.
Despite government assurance that Maiduguri is safe, traditional elders — a forum made up of retired civilian and military officials — have told Nigerian news media that Boko Haram has surrounded the capital …” Read more.
Flashback: Islamists In Nigeria Slaughter Hundreds Of Christians In Past Week, Bible College And Churches Forced To Close – “Nigerian Christian leaders have said that Islamic terror group Boko Haram has killed over 350 Christians in just the past week, forcing the closure of churches and Christian schools. Officials from the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) said that the country’s Kulp Bible College along with several churches have been forcibly shut down due to the ongoing hostilities, according to Morning Star News. Over the weekend, the Church President Samuel Dali said that Boko Haram was continuing to advance towards the doorstep of his community, forcing many to flee for fear of their lives.” Read more.
Flashback: Nigeria: Boko Haram: Our Goal Is To Eliminate Followers Of Christ – “Terrorist organisation Boko Haram has issued a statement making clear that its goal is to eliminate followers of Christ from Nigeria and establish an Islamic state. ‘The Nigerian state and Christians are our enemies and we will be launching attacks on the Nigerian state and its security apparatus as well as churches until we achieve our goal of establishing an Islamic state in place of the secular state … We are responsible for the suicide attack on a church in Jos and also another attack on another church in Biu,’ a spokesman for the group, Abul Qaqa, is said to have told reporters in the northeastern city of Maiduguri over the phone.” Read more.