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Islamic Rules in Danish Schools

September 18, 2017

Islamic Rules in Danish Schools, Gatestone Institute, Judith Bergman, September 18, 2017

The Nord-Vest Private School in Copenhagen, came under investigation by Danish authorities during an unannounced visit after teaching materials were found extolling and encouraging young people to commit jihad. Luqman Pedersen, a Danish convert to Islam, admitted to the authorities that the school wishes to create a parallel Muslim society.

Two former teachers at the Nord-Vest school described how the children at the school spoke of Danes in terms of “them and us”. In a school poetry contest, several of the children composed poems that detailed their wish to beat up and break the legs and hands of the “Danish pigs”.

“I teach religion, but I was not allowed to teach Christianity. Instead, a visiting imam from Iraq taught Christianity… I could imagine that some of the boys I taught could have been radicalized,” a teacher said. The teachers tried to alert both politicians and authorities to some of the problems they had witnessed, but no one would listen.

Some Muslim schools in Denmark appear to be employing anti-Semitic teachers, enforcing gender inequality, employing violence against students, offering poor education in general, and teaching jihad.

There are 26 Muslim schools in Denmark. While they operate independently of the public schools, the state sponsors them heavily — as it does other independent schools in Denmark — covering 75 % of their budget. The demand for Muslim schools in Denmark has grown in the last decade, as Muslim schools have increased their number of pupils by almost 50% since 2007; they now cater to almost 5,000 pupils. (It is unknown, however, how many Muslim children learn in the so-called “Koran schools,” where Islam and Arabic are taught after school to those children who do not attend a Muslim day school. Koran schools — as revealed in the Danish TV documentary “Sharia in Denmark“) — are not under any supervision from state or municipal authorities).

Danish educational authorities are currently investigating seven Muslim schools for failing to follow the laws of independent schools, including the requirement that they prepare the students for life in Danish society, and teaching them about democracy and gender equality. That amounts to more than one quarter of all Muslim schools. The first Muslim school opened in Denmark in 1980. Nearly forty years later, Danish politicians appear to be only beginning to comprehend or take seriously the challenges that several of these schools present to Danish society.

Danish news outlets exposed some of those challenges this summer:

The school leader at Al Quds School in Copenhagen, Waleed Houji, posted anti-Semitic images from the Muslim terrorist organization Hamas on his Facebook profile. A class teacher at that same school, Naji Dyndgaard, a convert, wrote anti-Semitic posts on Facebook.

Another school, the Iqra School, is being investigated by Danish school authorities for not preparing children to become part of Danish society. The school’s former deputy leader, imam Shahid Mehdi, ran a website telling Muslims not to have non-Muslim friends. The school also toldits students that having a boyfriend or girlfriend was forbidden.

The Nord-Vest Private School in Copenhagen came under investigation by Danish authorities during an unannounced visit after teaching materials were found extolling jihad and encouragingyoung people to wage it.

The school is also being investigated for the sale of its buildings to Ali Laibi Jabbar in December 2016 — Jabbar is a leading member of the Almuntadar Muslim association in Malmö, Sweden, which is a part of Iranian Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani’s organization, the Imam Ali foundation. Jabbar claims he only bought the buildings for investment purposes. At the beginning of September, the former leader of the school, Luqman Pedersen, a Danish convert to Islam, admitted to the authorities that the school wishes to create a parallel Muslim society; he also told them that the plan of the new buyer is to transform the buildings into an Islamic cultural center, which would include the school.

Two former teachers at the Nord-Vest school, Henriette Baden Hesselmann and Gitte Luttinen Ørnkow, described how the children at the school spoke of Danes in terms of “them and us”. In a school poetry contest in 2008, several of the children composed poems that detailed their wish to beat up and break the legs and hands of the “Danish pigs”. The former teachers described a school culture of intimidation and violence, with the head of the school board yelling at the students in Arabic and beating them. The former teachers added that all their students admitted that they were also beaten at home. The Jew-hatred was unmistakable, as the geography teacher discovered when he almost had to give up teaching a lesson about Israel due to the students’ hostility. Another teacher was told not to draw stars in the children’s books as a way of showing the children that they had done well, since the star was reminiscent of the Star of David. The girls were not allowed to participate in swimming lessons, sports, or music lessons.

One of the former teachers said:

“In general, large portions of the teaching were censored. I teach religion, but I was not allowed to teach Christianity. Instead, a visiting imam from Iraq taught Christianity… I could imagine that some of the boys I taught could have been radicalized.”

The teachers tried to alert both politicians and authorities to some of the problems they had witnessed, but no one would listen.

Following these revelations, several Danish opposition parties, including the Social Democrats, now wish to outlaw Muslim schools completely. According to Mette Frederiksen, leader of the Social Democratic party:

“…it’s not a good idea with Muslim schools. When you are a child in Denmark, it is incredibly important that you grow up in Danish culture and Danish everyday life. No matter how you spin it, an independent school based on Islam is not part of the majority culture in Denmark… Nor do I like the lack of equality in schools and these very hateful words against our Jewish minorities. It emphasizes that we have parallel societies.”

The government, however, is not enthusiastic; it says it fears that closing the schools would be unconstitutional and contravene the European Convention on Human Rights.

Mette Frederiksen, leader of Denmark’s Social Democratic party, says “When you are a child in Denmark, it is incredibly important that you grow up in Danish culture and Danish everyday life… an independent school based on Islam is not part of the majority culture in Denmark… Nor do I like the lack of equality in schools and these very hateful words against our Jewish minorities.” (Image source: News Oresund/Flickr)

 

Germany: Major Islamic State jihad terror plot thwarted, police raid 54 mosques, homes and businesses

February 1, 2017

Germany: Major Islamic State jihad terror plot thwarted, police raid 54 mosques, homes and businesses, Jihad Watch

“Officials said the main suspect arrested was a 26-year-old Tunisian man who has been wanted since August 2015 as a recruiter and people smuggler for Isis….They suspect the jihadi of involvement in the attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunisia in March 2015…German authorities said the man was freed from prison in September, and because Tunisia had not submitted the required extradition documents, he had to be released from temporary custody in November after the maximum period allowed under German law.”

Those sentences constitute a suitable epitaph for Germany.

Meanwhile, mosques were raided? You’d almost think jihad terrorism had something to do with Islam.

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“Mass terror raids thwart ‘planned Isis attack’ in Germany as more than 50 mosques and buildings searched,” by Lizzie Dearden, Independent, February 1, 2017:

A new terror attack plot has been thwarted in Germany after mass police raids resulted in the arrest of a prolific Tunisian Isis recruiter.

Police stormed 54 homes, mosques and businesses in the state of Hesse in the early hours of the morning in an operation targeting extremists planning “serious state-threatening violence”.

“According to evidence gathered so far, attack plans were still in an early phase and had not selected a specific target,” said a spokesperson for the Hesse state criminal investigation office.

Officials said the main suspect arrested was a 26-year-old Tunisian man who has been wanted since August 2015 as a recruiter and people smuggler for Isis.

The unnamed suspect has allegedly established a network of supporters “with the aim, among other things, of committing a terrorist attack in Germany”.

He was present in Germany from 2003 to 2013, then returned during the refugee crisis of 2015 posing as an asylum seeker.

He was arrested shortly afterwards over a previous conviction for bodily harm in 2008, for which he needed to serve 43 days in prison, and Tunisian authorities had also requested his extradition.

They suspect the jihadi of involvement in the attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunisia in March 2015, which left 20 tourists dead, and an assault by Isis insurgents on the border town of Ben Guerdane last year.

German authorities said the man was freed from prison in September, and because Tunisia had not submitted the required extradition documents, he had to be released from temporary custody in November after the maximum period allowed under German law….

It’s A Global Jihad, Stupid

December 23, 2016

It’s A Global Jihad, Stupid, Huffington Post, Raheel Raza, December 21, 2016

(I was alerted to this article this morning via an e-mail from Dr. Zuhdi Jasser. — DM)

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Now that Donald J. Trump is officially the President-elect of the United States, moderate Muslims like myself are hoping he changes course and refuses to surround himself with radical Muslim advisors, or members of the so-called “Islamophobia Industry” – who actually have the nerve to call real moderate Muslims – like me – an Islamophobe.

The politically correct status quo, and ominous silence on the issue of global jihad, will only give us more terror and mayhem. We need change. Whether that means pausing immigration from terror-producing countries or “extreme vetting” of new immigrants, let’s not be afraid to have the conversation.

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Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and a fellow reformist Muslim, has just suggested a new mantra in the fight against terror: “It’s the global jihad, stupid.”

I totally concur, as a moderate Muslim woman who wrote a book on radical Islam, has taken part in various documentaries, penned numerous op-eds on the issue, and toured Pakistan, parts of the Middle East and recently Europe (in fact last week I was in Berlin at the exact spot where the terrorist struck) – all in search for the root causes of radicalization.

What I found is simple: the Islamists are waging a global war – a global jihad – against the West.

We can call it a clash of civilizations; a third world war; we can listen to endless analysis given by so-called experts who cry “racism” or “Islamophobia,” we can disguise the real issue under the umbrella of political correctness, or hide behind a victim ideology – but that does nothing to change the reality.

The reality is: this is a global jihad and its target is the West.

When the radical Islamists tell us it is a jihad, while they are killing us, why are Western governments and media seemingly unable to accept reality for what it is?

The answer to this question is simple, not stupid, if we only take a moment to clear the cobwebs, to get over our Western liberal guilt and take a close hard look at where we are.

Western governments have been taking advice from Muslim advisors who are linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. And law enforcement agencies are aligning themselves with organizations that have subversive agendas.

Take a look at Mr. Obama’s invitees to the White House for Ramadan and Eid celebrations – they’re certainly not reformist Muslims. We have Keith Ellison making a run for the DNC. In Europe we see Tariq Ramadan (grandson of Hasan al Banna) posing as a celebrity and a voice for European Muslims, and organizations like CAIR in Canada and USA insist that they speak for all Muslims.

Well; they don’t speak for me. And they don’t speak for the majority of Muslims.
But they do speak to Western leaders and media. Over the past number of years; many bad decisions have been made – based on those whispers-in-the-ear from the likes of the Muslim Brotherhood and radical Islamist apologists. If you ever wonder how bad decisions get made – that’s how.

Now that Donald J. Trump is officially the President-elect of the United States, moderate Muslims like myself are hoping he changes course and refuses to surround himself with radical Muslim advisors, or members of the so-called “Islamophobia Industry” – who actually have the nerve to call real moderate Muslims – like me – an Islamophobe.

The politically correct status quo, and ominous silence on the issue of global jihad, will only give us more terror and mayhem. We need change. Whether that means pausing immigration from terror-producing countries or “extreme vetting” of new immigrants, let’s not be afraid to have the conversation.

Let’s not be afraid to use our common sense. And let’s have the courage to call it what it is:

It’s a global jihad, stupid!

Miami Crime Watch Executive Committee Features Pro-Terror Anti-Semite

November 29, 2016

Miami Crime Watch Executive Committee Features Pro-Terror Anti-Semite, Front Page MagazineJoe Kaufman, November 29, 2016

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According to the group’s website, “Citizens’ Crime Watch is a nonprofit county-wide crime prevention program funded by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, grants and donations.” This would sound, to anyone, like a very noble and civic-minded undertaking. That is until he/she finds out about Sofian Zakkout, the pro-terror anti-Semite who sits on the Citizens’ Crime Watch Executive Committee, a position he has exploited for years.

Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout is the founder and President of the Miami, Florida-based American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA). In July 2014, AMANA was the main sponsor of a pro-Hamas rally held outside the Israeli Consulate in Downtown Miami.

It is not out of the ordinary for Zakkout to be involved in such a thing, as he regularly posts, onto the internet, photos and videos of Hamas militants and leaders and has, himself, stated in Arabic that “Hamas is in my heart and on my head.” At the rally, Zakkout is shown on video smiling, as a sea of his followers repeatedly scream, “We are Hamas.”

This month alone, Zakkout posted to his personal Facebook page a video of a speech made by senior political leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, and a report from Hamas representative in Lebanon, Ali Baraka.

However, Hamas is not the only terrorist group Zakkout promotes. This month, he as well posted a video of a speech made by now-deceased leader of Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, Abdullah al-Muhaysini. Before he was killed, al-Muhaysini, a Saudi cleric, worked to bring al-Qaeda and ISIS together in Syria. Over the video, Zakkout wrote in Arabic, “Allahu Akbar, God is great and thank God.”

This past March, Zakkout posted a graphic featuring a montage of deceased terrorist leaders. The graphic included many well-known Hamas figures, like Hamas founders Ahmed Yassin and Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi and chief bomb maker of Hamas Yahya Ayyash. It also included Osama bin Laden and bin Laden’s mentor, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam.

Besides illegal terrorist groups, Zakkout also promotes much bigotry, especially that which is aimed at Jews. He frequently refers to Jews as “pigs and monkeys.” In February, on his Facebook page, he promoted a video claiming “the Holocaust was faked.” In June, he clicked “like” on Facebook in response to a cartoon depicting a tree calling on a Muslim brandishing a rifle to murder the Jew that was hiding behind it [the tree]. The tree stated in Arabic, “Oh Muslim! Oh Muslim! There is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him.”

This month, Zakkout made the claim that religious Jews have a predisposition toward thievery. Zakkout posted onto Facebook photos he apparently had taken of three Orthodox Jews at a supermarket, while writing the following: “I walked into a large store in Miami, Florida. I found those who call themselves Observant Jews stealing grapes and fruit… They stole our country and steal everywhere, even here in America. Uglier than what I saw.” And he signed it “Sofian.”

Also this month, Zakkout posted a video in which Al-Azhar University scholar Ibrahim Al-Khouli attacked Jews, Christians and homosexuals. He stated, “[T]he title ‘Dialogue of the Divine Religions’ is a deception and a lie. There is no such thing as ‘divine religions.’ Allah has only one religion, Islam… To call ‘divine’ what has been distorted by the Church and by the Jews… is a deception of Muslims and non-Muslims alike… [S]uch a dialogue is between a lamb and a wolf, with the lamb being the Muslims and the wolf being the others.”

Al-Khouli further stated, “Between Islam and between Christianity and Judaism, there is a basic contradiction in the essence of faith. What moral values do we share? Fornication and promiscuity? The values of homosexuality? Of the marriage of monks in churches? The marriage of one man to another? Childbirth out of wedlock? This is the downfall of mankind – decent to a level lower than animals.”

This exact sentiment is echoed in an article that was previously placed on Zakkout’s AMANA website, titled ‘The Call for the Unity of Religions – A False and Dangerous Call.’ The author of the article states, “The Christians and Jews want the Muslims to be like them. That is why they support this deceptive call for ‘unity.’”

Further evidence of bigotry coming from both Zakkout and his group AMANA is displayed with their promotion of white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Zakkout and his group were chastised by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for posting an anti-Semitic Duke video onto the AMANA website; the ADL described the video as being “venomous.” Zakkout calls Duke “a man to believe in!” and says of Duke, “I respect him for his honesty!”

The most disturbing part about all of the above is that Sofian Zakkout, in the midst of perpetrating this, is associated with the boards of community anti-crime organizations. One, Citizens’ Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County, has him sitting on its Executive Committee and listed on its corporation as an “Officer/Director.”

Many of the leaders of Citizens’ Crime Watch, including its President Irving Heller and its Vice President Juan P. Perez, are associated with the Miami-Dade Police Department. Last month, on the group’s website, Perez’s name replaced Miami-Dade Police Director JD Patterson’s name as Vice President, yet Zakkout’s name remained intact.

According to the group, “When neighborhood watch is fully operative, you and your neighbors become the ‘Eyes and Ears’ of [the] local police department… The program educates residents in crime prevention, homeland security, and natural disasters.”

How can this organization educate the public on any of these things, when it is harboring an individual who is a supporter of terror and bigotry and a potential threat to the community?

The inclusion of Sofian Zakkout on the board of Citizen’s Crime Watch is rendering this group irrelevant at best and a risk to national security at worst.

It is time that this travesty was ended and for law enforcement to launch a criminal investigation into Zakkout’s ongoing support of terrorism and anti-Semitic incitement. He should be dismissed from his position at Citizens’ Crime Watch immediately. That he is still there raises the question of “Who is guarding the guardians?”

Beila Rabinowitz, Director of Militant Islam Monitor, contributed to this report.

Three Pakistani Muslims apprehended in U.S. at Arizona border

November 19, 2016

Three Pakistani Muslims apprehended in U.S. at Arizona border, Jihad Watch

“We see, for example, how quickly those among us with the status of a stranger, an immigrant, or a refugee, become a threat, take on the status of an enemy. An enemy because they come from a distant country or have different customs. An enemy because of the color of their skin, their language or their social class. An enemy because they think differently or even have a different faith.” — Pope Francis, denouncing those who are concerned about people such as these three Pakistani Muslims.

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“EXCLUSIVE: Three Pakistani Men Apprehended in U.S. at Arizona Border,” by Brandon Darby, Breitbart, November 17, 2016:

Three Pakistani men were apprehended after crossing into the U.S. from Mexico in the Tucson Sector. A combination of sources — including official confirmation from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) — revealed the men were in fact apprehended and are currently in U.S. federal custody.

Breitbart Texas sources first released the information and CBP confirmed via email. CPB responded:

U.S. Border Patrol agents in Nogales, AZ, apprehended three Pakistani nationals on Nov. 11. As a standard procedure, agents processed the individuals and checked their identities against numerous law enforcement and national security related databases. Record checks revealed no derogatory information about the individuals. The individuals are currently in Federal custody while they await the outcome of their immigration cases.

Additional information on the individuals was obtained by federal agents working under the umbrella of CBP, but it is important to note that the additional details were not confirmed by CBP.

“One of them had a shit load of hits from a bunch of places he’s been. He had entered and exited numerous countries that were not in his route to the U.S. This raises red flags because people leaving a foreign country to come here usually take the quickest route, but one of them did not,” said one of the sources.

The source continued, “One of the men had his hair died blonde to disguise his appearance and all of the men spoke perfect English.”…

Jihadis Back on UK Streets As Spy Boss Warns of New Attack

November 3, 2016

Jihadis Back on UK Streets As Spy Boss Warns of New Attack, Clarion Project, November 3, 2016

london-2005-bombings-ip_0Those released after serving their sentences include three men convicted for assisting in the 2005 7/7 bombings in London. (Photo: © Reuters)

Hundreds of convicted terrorists who have served their prison sentences in the UK are now back on the streets without having attended deradicalization programs or renouncing their ideology, according to an investigation by Sky News.

Out of the 583 convicted of terrorism-related offenses since the 9/11 attacks, some three quarters (418) have now served their sentences and been released, the investigation found. However, of those released, two-thirds refused to engage with deradicalization programs in prison that sought to counter their radical views.

Those released include three men convicted of assisting in the 2005 7/7 bombings of the London Underground.

The news comes as senior police officers spoke out about their efforts to prevent jihadists from accessing illegal firearms.

“Despite our good work, we know that firearms can enter the criminal market through a variety of means, including thefts from legitimate holders or dealers,” London’s Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism chief Mark Rowley told Russia Today (RT).

“Law enforcement, together with security and intelligence services, are working tirelessly to locate these weapons, confront the terrorist threat and keep the public safe.”

Two years ago, some 800 licensed firearms went missing. Since then, the police have thwarted five attempts by jihadists to purchase illegal firearms, according to RT.

“Suppressing the availability of illegal firearms in the UK has never been a more significant priority for the law enforcement community,” said National Crime Agency Director General Lynne Owens.

“Criminal networks, who think nothing about who they sell firearms to, present a significant route by which extremist groups will try to access the sort of weapons used in recent attacks in Europe,” she added.

Britain’s most senior spy, Andrew Parker, the director general of MI5, also warned about the dangers posed by international Islamist terrorism in an interview with the Guardian.

The interview is the first that any head of MI5 has given in the organization’s 107 year long history. Until 1993, even the identities of MI5’s director generals were kept as state secrets.

“International terrorism in its latest shape, based on twisted ideology, brings terror to our streets and most of the developed world, including North America, Australia and Turkey,” he said. “Currently, the flavor of it is Daesh, or ISIL [Islamic State], and we still have the al-Qaida brand. This is something we have to understand: it’s here to stay. It is an enduring threat and it’s at least a generational challenge for us to deal with.”

He told the Guardian that MI5 thwarted 12 terrorist plots in the last three years and that more attacks would inevitably be on the way.

“That sort of tempo of terrorist plot and attempts is concerning and it’s enduring. Attacks in this country are higher than I have experienced in the rest of my career – and I’ve been working at MI5 for 33 years. The reality is that because of the investment in services like mine, the UK has got good defenses. My expectation is that we will find and stop most attempts at terrorism in this country.”

UK: Migrant’s foster mother finds he isn’t 12-year-old “refugee” but 21-year-old jihadi

October 23, 2016

UK: Migrant’s foster mother finds he isn’t 12-year-old “refugee” but 21-year-old jihadi, Jihad Watch,

(Someone deserves a Darwin Award. — DM)

The ignorance and kindness of Westerners is being exploited on a much larger basis than most people realize or than authorities are willing to admit.

“I’ll kill you and I know where your children are.”

Those are words that British authorities should ponder. But they won’t.

 

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“Cuckoo in the nest: Migrant foster mum reveals her horror at discovering ’12-year-old refugee’ in her care is actually a 21-year-old Jihadi,” by Nigel Bunyan and Chris Pollard, The Sun, October 22, 2016:

A FOSTER mum who took in a child refugee has told of her horror after discovering he was a 21-year-old jihadi.

Kind-hearted Rosie welcomed Jamal into her family after social workers said he was a 12-year-old orphan who had fled Afghanistan.

But she became suspicious when she noticed how hairy he was, and how adept he was at firing a rifle.

Jamal was rumbled when a dentist estimated he was a decade older than claimed. Taliban material and child abuse images were later found on his mobile.

The blunder comes after migrants claiming to be children were bussed to the UK from Calais’ Jungle camp. It is feared terrorists could use the same ruse.

Rosie, whose full name we are hiding to protect her from reprisals, said: “Adults are playing the system. It’s putting families like mine and society as a whole at risk.

“I don’t see anything wrong with dental and bone density checks. Some say they are intrusive and degrading. But having a man in your home who’s pretending to be a child is far more intrusive.”

When Rosie and husband Pete, 57, took in Jamal they all switched to halal meat.

She said: “He looked thin and I thought, ‘Bless him’. He was so humble, polite.”

He roomed with a boy, aged 13. Two girls, 12 and 14, were also in the house.

Alarm bells rang when the family went swimming and Rosie’s 13-year-old commented on how hairy he was.

At a climbing centre he shimmied up ropes with ease, and at a shooting range he stripped a gun before firing it.

On a bus to college he was told to get off by a driver who didn’t believe he was 16. Rosie, who lives in the South East, said: “It’s ridiculous how everybody else could see it but not the social workers.”

Jamal’s behaviour worsened. He put the 13-year-old in expert holds, demanded cash and got calls from unknown numbers.

One day he claimed he couldn’t pray because there were too many posters on his wall. The interpreter told him, “What do you mean? Allah doesn’t mind?”

His last words to Rosie were: “I’ll kill you and I know where your children are.”

She added: “I can’t say he was a terrorist but I do think he came from a training camp. He was a great actor.

“Every day I check the car, and that all the house windows are shut. I panic because I know he knows our routine.”

Since being arrested for an alleged assault, Jamal has been turned down for asylum but is appealing….