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The Wall Street Journal: Britain Has Been In Denial About The Islamist Threat, And It’s Time To Face It Down

05/24/2013 5 comments

Qur’an Sura 8:12b, “… terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.”

For Peaceful Purposes

For Peaceful Purposes

By DOUGLAS MURRAY, The Wall Street Journal – “How many ignored warnings does it take? That is one question that should hang over Britain after the horror of the daytime murder of a British soldier on the streets of south London. On Wednesday afternoon, Drummer Lee Rigby was killed in Woolwich by two men wielding large knives and shouting ‘Allahu akbar’—God is great.

Islamists have been saying for years they would do this. They have planned to do it. And now they have done it.

The attack itself is not surprising. What is surprising is that British society remains so utterly unwilling not just to deal with this threat, but even to admit its existence. Politicians have called the Woolwich killing ‘unforgivable’ and ‘barbarous.’ But expressions of anger should not really be enough.

Attempts to attack military targets in Britain go back to before the millennium and even before, it is important to note, the war on terror. In 1998 Amer Mirza, a member of the now-banned extremist group al Muhajiroun, attempted to petrol-bomb British army barracks. In 2007, a cell of Muslim men was found guilty of plotting to kidnap and behead a British soldier in Birmingham. The plan had been to take the soldier to a lock-up garage and cut off his head ‘like a pig.’ They wanted to film this act on camera and send it around the world to cause maximum terror.

In 2009, al Muhajiroun protested at a homecoming parade in Luton for British troops returning from Afghanistan. Carrying banners saying ‘go to hell,’ ‘butchers’ and ‘terrorists,’ the group was protected by British police officers from an increasingly irate crowd of locals. The resulting outrage toward the police gave rise to the deeply troubling English Defence League, a street protest movement that often turns violent.

Now comes the attack in Woolwich, which the perpetrators—as with the earlier cell—wished to be observed and even filmed. Reports suggest that they invited people to capture their actions on video. The perpetrators gave interviews, machetes in hand, to bystanders with cameras. This horrific scene is something that will stick in the memory.

But it should also have been foreseen.” Read more.

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‘The Sharia Triangle’: Dutch Anxious As Islamic Law Takes Over Muslim-Dominated Area Of The Hague

05/24/2013 9 comments

Is Europe beginning to see a pattern yet? …

By Peter Cluskey, The Irish Times – “There have been calls for an urgent debate in the Dutch parliament about the integration of Muslim immigrants amid claims that one area of The Hague, known locally as ‘the Sharia triangle’, is being run by a form of unofficial Sharia police.

The claims relate to the district of Schilderswijk, about two kilometres from the city centre, where an almost entirely Muslim population of some 5,000 people surrounds the El Islam mosque, fuelling criticism that the government has failed to ensure a proper ethnic mix in schools and local housing. One recent investigation, in which local people were extensively interviewed, concluded that Schilderswijk had become ‘orthodox Muslim territory’ which was now largely ignored by the city authorities, by politicians and even by the police, on the grounds that it had become self-regulating.

The investigation found that orthodox Muslims had become so dominant that they were dictating what people in the neighbourhood wore and how they behaved.

‘The norms of the majority are beginning to take over,’ it said.

In the case of women, dress was a particular issue. One woman told how her daughter had been approached and told her short skirt was inappropriate, while her son had been called a ‘kaffir’ – a racist term formerly used in colonial South Africa to refer to a black person – for smoking.” Read more.

Flashback: Denmark: Muslim Gangs Terrorize Copenhagen Courthouse, ‘With Islam Comes Fear, And With Fear Comes Power’ – “More than 140 Muslim gang members were arrested in Denmark after they tried to raid a courthouse where two fellow Muslims are being tried for attempted murder. The Muslims — all members of criminal street gangs that have taken over large parts of Danish towns and cities — were wearing masks and bullet-proof vests … Police used batons and pepper spray to fend off the gang members, who were armed with an arsenal of 20 different types of weapons …” Read more.

Flashback: Denmark: City Officials Ban Israeli Flags At Local ‘Diversity Festival’ Celebrating Different Countries To Avoid Offending Muslims – “A city hall request that the Israeli flag not be displayed at a street festival intended to promote diversity has Jewish community leaders wondering what ‘diversity’ really means to some city leaders… Organisers said they feared clashes between Jewish, Muslim and leftist groups if the Israeli flag was displayed.”Read more.

Flashback: Denmark: Muslim Mob Goes On Terror Rampage Through Copenhagen Hospital – “It is a very dark, but little known, underside to the multicultural nightmare that western European societies are fast becoming… The trouble apparently began earlier that evening between rival immigrant groups when two members of one group drove up to the other’s Eid al-Fitr celebration that was being held in a shopping center parking lot… The hospital invasion was so barbarous and disturbing to the Danish public that a ‘shocked’ Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt was compelled to comment on it, calling it ‘serious criminal behavior’ at a news conference.” Read more.

Contagion: Muslims Riot For Sixth Night In Sweden As Red Cross Warns ‘Civil Unrest’ May Spread Across Europe

05/24/2013 3 comments

Reaping what they’ve sown

Channel News Asia – “Stockholm experienced a sixth straight night of riots early Saturday, with cars torched in several immigrant-dominated suburbs, as Britain and the United States warned against travelling to the hotspots.

Nearly a week of unrest, which spread briefly Friday night to the medium-sized city of Oerebro 160 kilometres west of Stockholm, have put Sweden’s reputation as an oasis of peace and harmony at risk.

The unrest has also sparked a debate among Swedes over the integration of immigrants, many of whom arrived under the country’s generous asylum policies, and who now make up about 15 per cent of the population.

An AFP photographer witnessed a car engulfed in flames before firefighters arrived in the Stockholm district of Tensta. Cars were incinerated in three other areas of the capital as well, according to the Swedish news agency TT.

‘I’ve never before taken part in anything that lasted so long and was spread over such a wide area,’ police spokesman Lars Bystroem told TT.

Another police official said earlier that Stockholm police were about to receive reinforcements from Gothenburg and Malmoe, the country’s second- and third-largest cities, but declined to disclose how many would arrive.

In the city of Oerebro, police reported a fire at a school as well as several cars ablaze, but quiet had returned around midnight. The unrest in Stockholm had ‘rubbed off’, police told TT.” Read more.

Politically Correct Media Blames Muslim Rioting On ‘Rocketing Unemployment’, Red Cross Warns Unrest May Spread Across Europe – “Rocketing unemployment and poverty in some areas of Europe could lead to rising civil unrest, unless governments take measures to address the humanitarian consequences of austerity measures, the secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has warned. Bekele Geleta’s caution comes as police battle with rioters in Stockholm, where high unemployment and social deprivation in migrant communities have been blamed for a week of violence.” Read more.

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