ReCap – May 2013Posted: June 30, 2013
Welcome to the May edition of Best Current News’ ReCap series – brief summaries of selected articles chosen to keep you informed of threats to traditional Judeo-Christian values and western culture by Islamists. In each synopsis there are links provided to the original sources to provide you with more information. Simply click on the underlined portion of each entry in order to access the source information.
Australia-United Arab Emirates: An Australian woman, Alicia Gali, working in Dubai, UAE for the Starwood Hotels, was drugged and gang raped by three fellow workers. She suffered four broken ribs during the attack and eventually sought medical help in a Dubai hospital where she was arrested and eventually convicted to 11 months in jail for having sex outside of marriage. Sunday Night, an Australian news and current affairs program produced an investigative report about her saga.
Britain: Six girls from the ages of 11 to 15 were drugged and abused as part of a sex trafficking ring that lasted over eight years. The ring originating in Oxford identified vulnerable girls and then groomed them through the use of drugs and abuse until they were under the control of the gang. Seven Muslim men Kamar Jamil, Akhtar Dogar, Anjum Dogar, Assad Hussain, Mohammed Karrar, Bassam Karrar and Zeeshan Ahmed were found guilty of charges ranging from conspiracy to rape to child prostitution and trafficking.
Britain: British Army Private Lee Rigby, off duty and walking down the street, was run down by a car and then hacked to death with knives and a cleaver by two Muslims who attempted to behead him. Witness stated the men shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the attack. The attackers stayed at the scene and were eventually arrested by police.
Britain: Three Muslims convicts stabbed and battered a prison officer at Full Sutton Prison, East Yorks. A terrorism expert said the attack appeared to have been in support of the Muslims that murdered Army Private Lee Rigby.
Britain: Two men were seriously injured after being attacked in an Accrington barbershop by four masked me carrying machetes and knives. Police said they were looking for a gang of “Asian” men that typically refers to Muslims.
Canada: According to Statistics Canada, the Muslim population is growing at a rate exceeding other religions. The Muslim population has grown from 2% of the population in 2001 to 3.2%. Much of this growth has come through immigration. According to statistics, only .7% of those immigrating to Canada prior to 1971 were Muslim compared with 78.4% Christian. However 17.4% of immigrants arriving between 2006-2011, were Muslim with only 47.5% Christian.
Canada: Three men, Hewad Ahmadzai, Omeed Ahmadzai, and Nazeef Ahmadzai have all been charged with forcible confinement and gang sexual assault after they raped a woman in a Toronto parking garage. The woman was rescued when police, after being called by friends of the victim worried about her safety, found her in the parking lot and arrested the three men.
China: Police arrested 19 suspects in connection with the deaths of 15 police officers and community workers along with six assailants killed in a clash in Kashgar, in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang. This region has seen recurrent violence between members of the Muslim Uighur group and the authorities and Han Chinese.
France: A 21-year-old Muslim man confessed to stabbing a French soldier who was on an antiterrorism patrol in Paris. The Paris public prosecutor said investigators felt the suspect had “acted in the name of his religious ideology.”
Ireland: Burial regulations that were established in 1888 requiring a “coffin of wood or some other sufficiently strong material” were changed as of June 1 to accommodate Muslim burial rituals after members of the Muslim community expressed their concerns. Muslims are normally buried without a coffin.
Middle East: Millions of Christians are leaving Middle Eastern nations due to increasing persecution. Iraq’s Christian population, over a million strong in 2003 is now less than 400,000. Entire Christian cities in Syria have disappeared. Over 100,000 Christian Copts in Egypt have fled their nation since the “Arab Spring.” “The flight of Christians out of the region [Middle East] is unprecedented and it’s increasing year by year,” according to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Reports are that “Christians might disappear altogether from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Egypt.”
Nigeria: At least 55 people were killed when suspected Boko Haram attacked security formations in northeast Borno State. Twenty-two police officers lost their lives when the group attack the police station and barracks in Bama.
Netherlands: There are calls for a debate in the Dutch parliament about the integration of Muslim immigrants. The district of Schilderswijk about two kilometers from the center of The Hague is known locally as “the Sharia triangle.” The area’s population is almost entirely Muslim and there are claims an unofficial Sharia police controls the area.
Sweden: Coca-Cola chose to leave out Muhammad in a publicity campaign for the nation that replaced the Coca-Cola logo on bottles with some of the most common Swedish names. After consulting with the Islamic Association in Sweden, the company decided that “it was less provocative not to include the name than to have it on such a US-associated product.”
Sweden: A week of rioting began in Husby, a suburb of Stockholm as more than 100 cars were set on fire, a shopping center was vandalized and an apartment building had to be evacuated because of a nearby car garage that was set on fire. Rocks were thrown at police attempting to stop the violence that involved somewhere between 50 and 60 youths. The riots eventually spread to Rinkeby, Fittja, Kista, Södertälje, and Vällingby. Jyllands-Posten revealed the rioting youth were not as the established media labeled them simply “youngsters,” but were immigrant boys with a Muslim background.
Syria: The United Nations announced their human rights investigators had testimony that indicates rebel forces in the Syrian civil war have used the nerve agent sarin.
United States: Politico reported Qatar-based Al Jazeera plans to have 12 bureaus across the U.S. when it launches Al Jazeera America, a 24-hour global news television network in July. The network will be headquartered in New York City with bureaus in Washington, Miami, Nashville, Chicago, New Orleans, Detroit, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.
United States: Eight Muslims living in Minneapolis, Minnesota were sentenced to prison for aiding foreign terrorism. Muhamud Said Omar had a key role in providing a “pipeline” to send young men to fight in the Somali civil war. Kamal Said Hassan admitted to going to a training camp in Somalia and appearing in a promotional video encouraging other Americans to join the fight. Abdifatah Isse, Salah Ahmed, Ahmed Mahamud and Omer Abdi Mohamed were also sentenced to prison for supporting the Somalia terrorist group, Al-Shabaab. In addition, two women, Amina Farah Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan were sentenced to prison for sending funding to Al-Shabaab.
United States: Erwin Antonio Rios, a 19 year old from Fayetteville, NC pleaded guilty to charge of possession of a stolen firearm. In an affidavit filed with the court, the FBI revealed Rios holds extremist Islamic views. He planned to commit violent armed robberies leaving no witnesses alive in order to get money to buy weapons to finance a trip overseas to fight non-believers.
United States: Hysen Sherifi was given four life sentences for conspiring with his brother, Shkubin Sherifi and a female friend, Nevine Aly Elshiekh to behead three informants from his terror trial in North Carolina. Hysen Sherifi was already serving a 45-year sentence for his part in the Raleigh Jihad group plotting to attack marines at Quantico in Virginia. The FBI learned of the plan through a jail informant.
United States: Fazlidden Kurbanov, a refugee from Uzbekistan living in Idaho, was indicted for conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, giving material support to terrorists and possession of an unregistered explosive device. He allegedly conspired to provide support to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. An additional indictment from Utah will be handled after the Idaho prosecution alleges he was teaching people to build bombs to target public transportation.
United States: Yussuf Abdulle, a Somali Muslim immigrant living in Seattle was charged with promoting commercial sexual abuse of a minor. His victim, a 16-year-old girl said he forced she and a friend to have sex with different men three to seven times a day. He allegedly drugged them and then he slept near the door of his apartment with a gun to keep them from leaving.
United States: Investor’s Business Daily in an editorial about the government’s plan to grant amnesty to illegal aliens reported that according to the Department of Homeland Security there are 87 deportable alien fugitives from Kazakhstan, 50 from Afghanistan 1164 from Egypt, 101 from Iran, 94 from Iraq, 9 from Libya, 384 from Pakistan, 45 from Sudan, 77 from Yemen and 126 from Saudi Arabia. These are aliens that came in as foreign students and does not take into account those crossing the border illegally.
United States: Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan placed a ceremonial stone on a 15-acre mosque construction site in Lanham, Maryland. The estimated $100 million Turkish American Culture and Civilization Center (TACC) is a project of the government of Turkey. Erdoğan was previously convicted in Turkey of “inciting hatred based on religious differences” after he read a poem at protests being conducted by Islamists. The poem said, “The minarets are our bayonets; the domes are our helmets. Mosques are our barracks, the believers are soldiers. This holy army guards my religion. Almighty, Our journey is our destiny, the end is martyrdom.”
United States: Accused Ft. Hood shooter, Major Nidal Hasan has been paid more than $278,000 since the shooting on November 5. 2009 while victims wounded in the shooting are fighting to receive the same pay and medical benefits given to soldiers wounded in combat because the Army has not classified the wounds of the victims as “combat related.”
United States: The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch identified two professors, Dr. Ermin Sinanovic and Dr. Akbar Ahmed that teach courses at the US Naval Academy who have close ties to the International Institute of Islamic Thought, (IIIT), an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood.
United States: The Clarion Project reports the U.S. Air Force paid nearly $5,000 to advertise for military chaplains in Islamic Horizons, the magazine of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). ISNA remains an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Trial, the largest terrorism financing trial in U.S. history.