Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Watch: Would US university students fund Hamas terror attacks? - Ari Yashar

by Ari Yashar

Filmmaker visits Pacific Northwest campus to raise money for Hamas attacks on 'schools' and 'hospitals.' What was the response?

Filmmaker Ami Horowitz sought to find out just how virulently anti-Israel American college campuses have become, and so he posed as a fundraiser for Hamas terror attacks at Portland State University (PSU) in Oregon. The results of his experiment were uploaded on Sunday.

Posing as an employee of "American Friends of Hamas," Horowitz made clear to the students that his fictitious group raises money for terrorist attacks by the Gazan terrorist organization targeting Israeli "schools," "hospitals" and "places of worship."

As he calls the suicide bomber "the poor man's F-15," one student nods along, saying "right, right."

Outlining his efforts to fund terrorist operations against the Jewish state, another wishes him "good luck."

Horowitz told the students that Hamas, which is outlawed by the US and in its charter calls for the genocide of the Jewish people, is the "logical extension of BDS," indicating the boycott movement targeting Israel. He clarified that "we're looking to wipe Israel off the map."

Stunningly, one of the students replies: "I've actually been learning this last school year about everything that's going on over there so I like the sound of what you're doing, it sounds like a great thing to do."

The filmmaker asked the students to donate to his fictional site so as to fund Hamas terrorist attacks, and students told him the amount they would be willing to pledge, offering figures between $5 to near $30.

"Let's say $27 since that seems to be my Bernie (Sanders) donation," one female student told him, indicating the Democratic presidential candidate.

Horowitz has previously exposed the true face of virulent leftism being spread on American college campuses, such as when he found out which was more offensive to students: the Israeli flag or the Islamic State (ISIS) flag. He also exposed how students banned the American flag for being "hate speech."

His work has extended beyond the campus, such as when he exposed just how little liberals know about the Iran nuclear deal, and the hypocrisy of Irish businesses who support the BDS movement boycotting Israel but have no problem buying from Iran and North Korea.

Ari Yashar


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My First Hizb-ut-Tahrir Conference - Z.

by Z.

[Editor's note: Hizb-ut-Tahrir (حزب التحرير‎ ) or "Party of Liberation" is a radical, international, pan-Islamic political organisation, which describes its "ideology as Islam", and its aim as the re-establishment of "the Islamic Khilafah (Caliphate)" or Islamic state.]

"Why," I said to the woman next to me, "is this flag there? Is that not the ISIS flag?"

Time: Saturday May 21, 2016, 12:00-3:00PM
Venue: Swagat Banquet Hall, 6991 Millcreek Dr., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

The half-full banquet hall, divided into the men's side and the women's side, admitted about 100 attendees. A black flag with white script was on display, on both the screen and on the podium. "Why," I said to the woman next to me, "is this flag there? Is that not the ISIS flag?" The woman, later identified as Naeema, said it was not, and called her son, one of the organizers, to address the question. It seemed difficult for him, too; he went off to look for someone else more knowledgeable to the help with the problem. Naeema explained that the writing was different. "I can read Arabic," I said. No one could be found to answer the question.

As the event started late, Naeema began a conversation. We talked about our origins and how long we had been in Canada. She said she had been here 40 years, so I asked about the disconnect between enjoying 40 years of democracy, yet trying to end it. I mentioned a book published by Hizb-ut-Tahrir:
"Democracy is Infidelity: its use, application and promotion are prohibited."
"الديمقراطية نظام كفر، يحرم أخذها أو تطبيقها أو الدعوة إليها"
Naeema said she was not qualified to debate the topic, but that democracy had done nothing good for people, so she and other believers would follow the rule of Allah. Reflecting on the Muslim Brotherhood's year in power in Egypt, I asked if she were prepared to have a dictator claim to be Allah's spokesman even if he abused the power. She said she had never thought about it like that, but, again, that she was not qualified to debate the topic. As the conference began, the conversation stopped.

The first speaker was Brother Mostafa, of Arabic roots. Mostafa started by calling nationalism and sectarian conflict the main reasons for division in the Ummah (Islamic nation). He reminded Muslims that they are obligated to implement Allah's demands that fulfill the Islamic State. It is "not permissible for us to choose, " he said. He cited the verse:
"وما كان لمؤمن ولا مؤمنة إذا قضى الله ورسوله أمرا ان يكون لهم الخيرة من أمرهم و من يعص الله ورسوله فقد ضَل ضلالا مبين." سورة الأحزاب، آية ٣٦.
"It is not for a believing man or a believing woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter, that they should [thereafter] have any choice about their affair. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly strayed into clear error." — Surat-Al-Ahzab (33), verse 36.
Mostafa then focused on two pillars for advancing the Islamic State:
  1. Winning the public's hearts and minds; and
  2. Partnering with people of power
To illustrate the point, he referred to the prophet's sira (life) and cited two examples:

The first was a comparison between the Pledges of Aqabah 1 and 2. In the first, the prophet focused on seeking moral support from the tribes which he called to Islam. In the second, he sought their pledge for militant defense. This second pledge, Mostafa said, represented the foundation of the Islamic State.

His next example was an illustration of the right choice of allies. He cited the prophet's negotiations with a tribe, the Banou-Shayban. When asked how strong they were, the Banou-Shayban had replied: "We are 1000 men who take weapons of war as our toys, and we care for our horses more than we care for our children." This reply, it seems, enabled them to win the contract.

As Mostafa spoke, his teenage daughter proudly but quietly cheered him; her younger sisters played with glitter and coloring books.
The next speaker was brother Bilal, of Asian origin. Bilal's message focused on how to make the Ummah powerful and independent. He summarized the requirements: a capable military, economic engines, natural resources, and trained and dedicated people. A short video was presented to demonstrate these points. They included the collective oil and natural gas production capacities of the Muslim world, the human capital needed to mine and process these resources, the military power required to protect both natural and human resources, and the types of weapons needed to make this military effective.

Everyone waved the black flags with the white script.

Z. lives in Canada


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Finally Getting Serious about Identifying Islamists? - Daniel Pipes

by Daniel Pipes

DGSI then began doing what is normally unheard of: Looking intently at Muslims among the 82,000 employees at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to see who they are, what they believe.

After the jihadi attacks in Paris in January and November 2015, the French intelligence agency Direction générale de la sécurité intérieure (DGSI, General Directorate for Internal Security) began to scrutinize personnel at the city's airports.

As Adam Sage reports for the Times of London in "Islamists defy checks to work at Paris airport," DGSI then began doing what is normally unheard of: Looking intently at Muslims among the 82,000 employees at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to see who they are, what they believe. Specifically, it

was ordered to check all Muslims with airside security passes in airports. Radicals were to be weeded out. More than 60 passes were withdrawn for "inappropriate behaviour", such as a refusal to trim a beard or to shake hands with female colleagues. Some employees had their passes withdrawn for praying in Salafist mosques, others because a copy of the Koran was found in their lockers. Some were said to have expressed support for the jihadists who killed 130 people in Paris six months ago.

The apparent sabotage of an EgyptAir flight that left Paris for Cairo on May 19 suggests that even these measures did not suffice. In the words of Eric Denécé of the Centre Français de Recherche sur le Renseignement (CF2R, French Center for Intelligence Research): "The problem is not resolved. Radical Islamists still worked at the airport, not necessarily as baggage handlers but at all levels."

(1) It's pretty remarkable that a long beard, not shaking hands with a woman, praying in the wrong mosque, owning a copy of the Koran, or supporting ISIS already can get a person fired.

(2) As yet more intrusive measures to ferret out Islamists seem to be in the works, I offer my services: Should the authorities need help figuring out further signs as to who might be a sleeper agent, I provide some clues here. And if they need questions to ask to probe attitudes, I offer those here and here.

(3) "Denial is likely to continue until the price gets too steep," I wrote in 2013. "At that point, worries about Muslim sensibilities and fear of being called an 'Islamophobe' will fade into irrelevance, replaced by a single-minded determination to protect lives." Perhaps, at Parisian airports anyway, that moment has been reached. (May 23, 2016)

Daniel Pipes


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