Archive for 06/02/2014

Syria: Muslim Rebels Shoot Dead 102-Year-Old Man And His Entire Family

06/02/2014 2 comments

For peaceful purposes. Perhaps they perceived the potential wisdom of an old man as a terrible threat to their Sunni logic …

Qur’an Sura 48:29, “Mohammed is [Allah’s] apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another.”

By Elad Benarim INN – “In the latest act of cruelty, the most radical jihadist group fighting in Syria on Sunday killed a 102-year-old man along with his whole family, a monitoring group told AFP.

The 102-year-old was shot dead in his sleep by jihadist rebels from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).

The rebels also killed the man’s son, his grandson, his great-granddaughter and her mother, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told the news agency.

All the victims were Alawites, members of the same offshoot of Shiite Islam as Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad.

ISIS killed the family while attacking Zanuba village in Hama, said the Observatory.

‘Some members of the family were burned alive, others killed in their sleep,’ it added.

Since joining the civil war in Syria, ISIS has been accused of torturing and murdering prisoners, among them children and teenagers, and forcing Druze men to convert to Islam or die.

In one case, members of the group beheaded a person they said was a member of an Iraqi Shiite militia fighting for Assad, only to discover they had accidentally beheaded a fighter belonging to an allied rebel group.

In March, the group live-tweeted the amputation of a hand of a man charged with theft in the northern province of Aleppo.

The group also carries out frequent public executions, with some victims reportedly crucified in Raqa.” Read more .

Flashback: Report: Syrian Rebels Execute Over 80 Civilians Outside Damascus, ‘Whole Families Murdered’ – “Over 80 civilians in a town northwest of the Syrian capital of Damascus have been executed by Islamist rebels, sources within the Syrian military told RT. Many others were kidnapped to be used as human shields. Government forces are continuing a large-scale operation against Jabhat al-Nusra and Liwa Al-Islam fighters, who captured the town earlier this week. The area is located some 20 kilometers away from Damascus. According to SANA news agency, around 1,000 militants were in the town when it was enveloped by the army on Friday. The military sources said the ‘armed groups have performed an execution of civilians’ in Adra, RT Arabic correspondent Abutaleb Albohaya reported from Syria. ‘For now it’s established that over 80 people were killed in the areas now taken over by the army. Often whole families were murdered,’ he said.” Read more.

Negotiating With Terrorists: Obama Illegally Trades 5 Violent Taliban Prisoners For Taliban-Sympathizing “POW”

06/02/2014 2 comments

Catch and release? Obama should have been a sports fisherman, not a sitting President. Or maybe his new sport is trying to kill two birds with one stone. On one hand, negotiating with terrorists may be his own first step towards closing Guantanamo Bay as promised. This is woefully myopic and establishes a damaging precedent for other Islamic terrorists. On the other, the media is no longer focused on the embarrassing vet scandal (among others) plaguing this Administration, at least temporarily. Be that as it may, you’d think that even the Obama White House understood that a “Prisoner of War” was someone who had done all they can to avoid enemy capture yet ended up captured against their will in the field of war anyway. As reports suggest, however, Sgt. Bowe Berghdal — disillusioned with the Afghan war, the US military and even America itself — was a deserter who may have wanted to be “captured” by the Taliban. Why do I get the distinct impression that this “POW” could one day end up rejoining his Taliban “captors” if given the opportunity? …

By Jordan Schachtel & Raheem Kassam, Breitbart – “In 2010, The Taliban claimed U.S. soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had converted to Islam and had taught them bomb-making techniques. Bergdahl had also changed his name to Abdullah, the Taliban claimed, though the mainstream media largely ignored the story, seeing it as comparable to the tale of Sgt. Brody in the fictional Homeland television series on Showtime.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) also dismissed the claims, insinuating that it was jihadist propaganda. But in the aftermath of Sgt. Bergdahl’s release yesterday, more information has come to light, raising further questions as to whether the Taliban had in fact been telling the truth about Sgt. Bergdahl.

The circumstances behind the sergeant’s disappearance and kidnapping remains suspect. Why he seemingly walked off of his forward operating base in 2009, an infringement upon basic standard operating procedures, has not been explained.

Lt. Col Allen West noted that there is no precedent for the Taliban detaining American soldiers: ‘Our troops are brutally, ritually, and savagely murdered — to include American security contractors (remember the Fallujah bridge) — not held for five years’, he said.

The reports that Bowe has had ‘trouble speaking English’ may seem confusing at the surface, especially since English is his native language and he has been seen on video over the past few years speaking the language without issue.

In his Saturday press conference with President Obama, Sgt. Bergdahl’s father, Robert Bergdahl, initially spoke in Arabic, the language of the Koran, in a message to his son: ‘In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful.’

The message insinuates that Sgt. Bergdahl decided to learn the language of the Islamic texts. Only a handful of Afghanistan’s 31 million people understand Arabic, and the official languages of the country are Pashto and Dari.

Robert Bergdahl’s (Bowe’s father) behavior seems to point to the possibility that he also may have converted to Islam and has embraced radical elements.

In May of 2011, Bob Bergdahl released a video that pleaded for his son’s release. He said, ‘Strangely, to some, we must also thank those (Taliban) who have cared for our son for almost 2 years… We understand the rationale of the Islamic Emirate (Taliban) has made through videos.’ The reference to the Taliban as the ‘Islamic Emirate’ is, by way of prior evidence, the preserve of sympathisers.” Read more.

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