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Re: Islamic Terrorism in the West ( Mega thread)
« Reply #1375 on: July 04, 2017, 14:28:48 »
Interesting turn of events.

Crazy Canadian Tire Lady charged with terrorism...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/isis-canadian-tire-terrorism-charges-1.4189638

She's a piece of work that one.
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Re: Islamic Terrorism in the West ( Mega thread)
« Reply #1376 on: July 04, 2017, 15:35:54 »
Next, they'll be giving her $10M too.   ::)  Sounds as if she really needs Rehab.
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« Reply #1377 on: July 04, 2017, 15:46:58 »
Next, they'll be giving her $10M too.   ::)  Sounds as if she really needs Rehab.

Bah, you only get that if you go to Gitmo.  She'll be lounging in a facility in Ontario ;)
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Re: Islamic Terrorism in the West ( Mega thread)
« Reply #1378 on: July 04, 2017, 22:42:12 »
@AbdullahD

I can't agree with you that we're in wartime because ferreting out the radicalized from the general population doesn't fit conventional warfare; our efforts against Daesh, in a number of ways, do not fit either (but because they have established a demarcated caliphate, the frontlines of the "war" are clearer than they were pre-Daesh).

The differences between combatting terrorism and conventional warfare (I see you've listed some) are the very reasons why it would be difficult to equate them. I wrote an unpublished paper (not published because I've turned into a collection of essays, which is still a work-in-progress) in response to the dissent in the United States Gitmo detainees' case, Boudimene v. Bush, where the minority of that court's members justified Gitmo detentions by saying that, for all intents and purposes, detainees are prisoners-of-war. To arrive at this conclusion, one would have to essentially blur the differences between conventional warfare and the campaigns to combat terrorism.

The implication by blurring these differences is that, if there's the political will and authorization by statute, governments could crackdown on and indefinitely detain other classes of offenders on the basis that the government is fighting a campaign against them. As far as the US is concerned, there is statute that prevents the military from being used in place of law enforcement--in particular the Posse Comitatus Act and Insurrections Act--which essentially guards against this; but, again, with the political will, these can be amended or repealed altogether.

In short, if you blur the intricate differences between conventional warfare and the unconventional attacks today, you'd have opened a Pandora's box of unimagined consequences--perhaps some that will have strayed too far from basic protections that value liberty over overzealous enforcement or brutish tactics. What is and isn't warfare is no trifle matter.

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Re: Islamic Terrorism in the West ( Mega thread)
« Reply #1379 on: July 05, 2017, 00:10:07 »
War has changed, as it has over several millennia, and it will continue to change.

The unconventional often becomes conventional. Mass armoured combat is now rather rare. Insurgencies are becoming the norm.

Khadr should, in my opinion, be treated as a prisoner of war and be held for the duration of the conflict.

Some jihadis may become safe to release into general society, but many will not stop until they are dead, therefore either death or indefinite confinement are the only ways of eliminating them as threats.

I have precious little sympathy for Khadr, and most here likely have even less than me.

He most certainly does not deserve compensation, and I hope that the Speer family gets every penny.

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Re: Islamic Terrorism in the West ( Mega thread)
« Reply #1380 on: July 17, 2017, 17:43:37 »
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449526/afghan-refugees-rape-jihad-europe?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Saturday%202017-07-15&utm_term=NR5PM%20Actives

Have Afghan Refugees in Europe Launched a ‘Rape Jihad’?

by David French July 14, 2017 5:19 PM

A compelling piece from a member of the foreign-policy elite suggests the answer is ‘yes.’

One of the hallmarks of jihadists is their grotesque savagery against women. The classic Hollywood picture of a jihadist as a pure, pious young Muslim man is largely nonsense. The reality is far more brutish. The tales of sex slavery in ISIS-held Iraq and Syria should chill thinking people to the bone. During my own time in Iraq, al-Qaeda terrorists were known for systematically raping women as part of an effort to shame them into becoming suicide bombers. After brutal gang rapes, they were told that the only way they could “redeem” their allegedly lost honor was to strap a bomb on their broken bodies and blow themselves up at restaurants, checkpoints, and hospitals. It was pure evil.

Also striking was the nonchalance and fearlessness of the most hardened jihadists after their capture by Americans. By the end of my deployment, I could almost predict whether we’d snagged a committed jihadist by his attitude in detention. Al-Qaeda leaders would often laugh, act like they were on vacation, and sometimes attempt to engage their captors in casual conversation. I’ll never forget the arrogant confidence of an Oxford English-speaking leader of an al-Qaeda rape ring. They knew they were safe, and they gloried in their invulnerability.

It’s against this backdrop - savage treatment of women and contempt for Western justice - that I read with alarm a stunning report on “Europe’s Afghan crime wave.” The piece is notable not just for its content, but for its author. Cheryl Benard has worked sympathetically with refugees and was a subject-matter expert at the RAND corporation. In other words, this piece isn’t from the anti-Muslim fever swamps but from the heart of the elite national-security establishment. Her thesis is simple: European nations are grappling with a wave of vicious immigrant attacks against women, and the attackers are coming disproportionately from Afghanistan.

The stories are horrifying, sometimes involving attacks in broad daylight and in public spaces like parks, trains, and train stations. Read these stories and try to imagine them happening here:

In one recent case that raised a huge public outcry, a woman was out for a walk in a park on an elevation above the Danube. With her she had her two children, a toddler plus her infant in a baby carriage. Out of the blue, an Afghan refugee leapt at her, threw her down, bit her, strangled her and attempted to rape her. In the struggle, the baby carriage went careening towards the embankment and the infant almost plunged into the river below. With her second child looking on aghast, the woman valiantly fought off her assailant, ripping the hood off his jacket, which later made it possible for an Austrian police dog to track him down.

Or take these stories, from an Austrian daily newspaper:

Front page: Afghan (eighteen) attacks young woman at Danube Festival. “Once again there has been an attempted rape by an Afghan. A twenty-one-year-old Slovak tourist was mobbed and groped by a group of men. She managed to get away, but was pursued by one of them, an Afghan asylum seeker who caught her and dragged her into the bushes. Nearby plainclothes policemen noticed the struggle and intervened to prevent the rape at the last moment.” Page ten: “A twenty-five-year-old Afghan attempted to rape a young woman who was sitting in the sun in the park. Four courageous passersby dragged the man off the victim and held him until the police arrived.” Page twelve: “Two Afghans have been sentenced for attempting to rape a woman on a train in Graz. The men, who live in an asylum seekers’ residence, first insulted the young woman with obscene verbal remarks before attacking her. When she screamed for help, passengers from other parts of the train rushed to her aid.”

Compounding the horror, she describes how authorities covered up or minimized the worst atrocities:

It became clear that the authorities had known about, and for political reasons had deliberately covered up, large-scale incidences of sexual assault by migrants. For example, a gang of fifty Afghans who terrorized women in the neighborhood of the Linz train station had been brushed off by a government official with the remark that this was an unfortunate consequence of bad weather, and that once summer came the young men would disperse into the public parks and no longer move in such a large, menacing pack. The public was not amused.

Benard concentrates on Austria, but these stories are being repeated across Europe. Moreover, these disproportionately Afghan attackers display breathtaking contempt for the law. Old men with gray hair will claim to be minors. They ruthlessly exploit welfare systems, due process, and Western norms to not just attack women but to suck all the resources they can from their increasingly angry and frustrated hosts.

Apologists try to offer absurd explanations for the crime wave, claiming alcohol abuse (an excuse sometimes offered by the refugees themselves), culture clashes, and the alleged inability of fundamentalist men to control themselves when exposed to the actual female form. All of them fail. Human beings are not that animalistic. A few beers don’t transform men into wild animals. Nor does the sight of a young mom’s bare arms. Benard, instead posits a different and far more disturbing explanation:

This brings us to a third, more compelling and quite disturbing theory - the one that my Afghan friend, the court translator, puts forward. On the basis of his hundreds of interactions with these young men in his professional capacity over the past several years, he believes to have discovered that they are motivated by a deep and abiding contempt for Western civilization. To them, Europeans are the enemy, and their women are legitimate spoils, as are all the other things one can take from them: housing, money, passports.

This explanation, in fact, rings true with jihadist theology and practice. Sex slaves represent “spoils,” as does the wealth of conquered regions. It’s a return to the plunder of the medieval past. The gentle Europeans give them nothing to fear, so jihadists live as they wish, taking what they want.

Benard ends her piece with a disturbing observation. Many of these Afghan men are products of American-funded education, grown up in an American-influenced nation. She calls these men “ours.” It’s a challenging point, but she’s wrong to say that we’ve been “the dominant influence and paymaster in Afghan society.” Paymaster, yes. Influence, no. Talk to virtually any veteran of the Afghan war, and he’ll tell you - we’ve barely touched the underlying culture, and the line between outright enemy and oppressed refugee is very blurry indeed.

America has friends in Afghanistan, to be sure, but it’s also full of enemies who hate America and the West. Never forget that it was and is fertile ground for Taliban extremism. It’s simply a mistake for anyone to think that the fact that someone “flees” a jihadist nation is at all relevant to their views about jihad or their regard for Western civilization.

So far, the United States has been fortunate. In large part because of the vast ocean that separates us from the Middle East, our refugee influx has never been more than a trickle compared with the surges that overwhelmed Europe after the rise of ISIS. Would the Obama administration have had the will to turn away a million men and women if they somehow washed up on our shores? But as the political battle over immigration and refugees continues to rage, Benard’s story is a vital reminder that jihad is the product of a culture that isn’t confined to the soil of a place. When enemies move, they bring their hatred to new lands.

What’s the solution? Benard calls for rigorous screening that reads a bit like the oft-maligned “extreme vetting” that Trump rightly promises. She also has a challenge for the Left:

Finally, the Left has to do a bit of hard thinking. It’s fine to be warm, fuzzy and sentimental about strangers arriving on your shores, but let’s also spare some warm, fuzzy and sentimental thoughts for our own values, freedoms and lifestyle. Girls and women should continue to feel safe in public spaces, be able to attend festivals, wear clothing appropriate to the weather and their own liking, travel on trains, go to the park, walk their dogs and live their lives. This is a wonderful Western achievement, and one that is worth defending.

In the aftermath of sexual assaults in Cologne, Stuttgart, and Hamburg at the end of 2015, my colleague Andrew McCarthy coined the term “rape jihad” to describe the systematic, large-scale, and public attacks on women at the hands of Muslim migrants. It’s a reminder that jihad - even violent jihad - is about more than car bombs, random stabbings, or nightclub shootings. It’s also manifested through a ground-up assault on Western values, taking advantage of Western sympathies, to create fear and confusion. Europe is teaching America a sad lesson. Our compassion must never make us fools.

- David French is a senior writer for National Review, a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, an attorney, and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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Re: Islamic Terrorism in the West ( Mega thread)
« Reply #1381 on: July 17, 2017, 18:13:08 »
Not strictly an Islamic problem, and not conventional terrorism, but:

https://www.thestar.com/news/fgm/2017/07/14/canadian-girls-are-being-taken-abroad-to-undergo-female-genital-mutilation-documents-reveal.html

Canadian girls are being taken abroad to undergo female genital mutilation, documents reveal

Canada has done little to understand the scope of the problem and is lagging far behind other developed countries in their efforts to prevent “vacation cutting,” experts say.

By Jayme PoissonNews reporter

Fri., July 14, 2017

Thousands of Canadian girls are at risk of female genital mutilation, government officials believe. And some are being taken overseas to have the dangerous procedure done - an illegal act known as “vacation cutting.”

Officials from the federal government’s Global Affairs Ministry warn that, as with forced marriage, the “one chance rule” applies to these cases, meaning a professional might get only one opportunity to speak to a potential victim and save her, according to documents obtained by the Star.

And yet Canada has done little to understand the scope of the problem and is lagging far behind other developed countries in efforts to prevent it, experts say.

“Based on the limited information available, it is possible that a few thousand Canadian girls are at risk, some of whom will be taken overseas for the procedure,” wrote Elaine Cukeric of the federal government’s Vulnerable Children’s Unit in a June 2015 email to a Canadian consular official in Nairobi, Kenya. At the time, the unit - tasked with dealing with issues related to Canadian children abroad - was reaching out to consulates in Africa, the Middle East, India and Pakistan where cutting is prevalent and asking for their experience dealing with the practice so that “we might develop an effective strategy.”

In a statement to the Star, a Global Affairs spokesperson said the federal government “recognizes that female genital mutilation/cutting is one of the most severe violations of the human rights of women and girls” and when made aware of a case they provide “appropriate consular services.” The spokesperson could not say how many cases her ministry has dealt with in recent years because they “do not have a specific category to track cases of (FGM)” and, further, are “not aware of any updated statistics on the issue of Canadian girls at risk.”

Female genital mutilation (FGM) - also known as female genital cutting or female circumcision - is a procedure that intentionally alters or causes injury to external female organs. It can be inflicted on girls as young as 1 and varies in severity from partial removal of the clitoris, to excising the clitoris and labia and stitching up the walls of the vulva to leave only a tiny opening - known as infibulation.

FGM has no health benefits for girls and women. It can cause severe bleeding, problems with urination and later cysts, infections, as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths, according to the World Health Organization. It can also deny women sexual pleasure. FGM affects more than 200 million women worldwide, according to UNICEF. It is a crime in Canada, as is sending a child elsewhere to have the procedure done.

What is unknown - beyond anecdotal evidence - is whether FGM is happening within Canadian borders. In the U.S., a doctor in Michigan was recently charged with carrying out the practice on up to 100 young girls, according to federal prosecutors, who say that no Canadian victims have been identified yet. There have also been cases in the U.K., France and Australia.

Cukeric’s email correspondence, and dozens of additional emails sent by government employees over the past three years and released to the Star through an access to information request, reference multiple cases the government is aware of in which Canadian girls have undergone or are alleged to have undergone cutting abroad.

Government officials reference summaries of specific cases they are aware of, which are housed in internal servers. Many of the cases arose because “a relative (aunt/cousin) was the complainant,” said a Nairobi official. A different consular official in Nairobi wrote that their office had seen “several cases, not all of them successful.” Other officials mention known cases in Somalia and Pakistan - where it is “understood they have a lot of experience dealing with” FGM cases.

In one email chain from September 2015, officials reference a case in which a “little girl” was “alleged to be removed from Canada for the purposes of female circumcision.” (The child’s location in Canada and the country she was allegedly taken to have both been redacted to protect her privacy.)

Local police and children’s services “were unable to prevent the girl from leaving,” said one email.

FGM is practised in 29 countries, mainly in Africa, the Middle East, India and other parts of Asia. It is seen by some as a rite of passage into womanhood or a condition of marriage. Though it is not considered an Islamic practice - it predates the religion - for some, it is a religious ritual or requirement and there is tremendous societal pressure placed on families to have it done.

In another document from June 2015 summarizing an hour-long phone call with a senior consular officer in Nairobi, the official describes the “very delicate cases” and focuses on Somalia as an example.

The official explains that many Somali families relocated to Canada during the civil war in the 1990s, and some grew “concerned about the development of Canadian values.” In one example, a family might tell their children they are going on vacation to Australia, but instead, according to the documents, they travel to a small, remote village in Somalia for the girls to be cut. The official adds that the Canadian government has found out about these cases because “having grown up in Canada, the girls know their rights” and use social media to tell a friend, who in turn contacts Canadian authorities.

The consular official then listed a series of challenges associated with intervening, including the “right of the father to prohibit movement” and the fact that locally engaged staff overseas “may be less concerned with FGM and therefore less likely to act.”

It is also very difficult for victims of FGM to speak out against their families, the official said, adding that telling the embassy their story means they might never see their parents or siblings again. “It becomes the most difficult decision of their young lives,” she said.

In another summary of a discussion about FGM with a Toronto-based expert whose identity has been censored, the expert tells the Vulnerable Children’s Unit that Global Affairs had previously received accounts of “some girls who have been severely beaten and/or sexually abused by family members prior to (FGM), sometimes due to the girl’s attempt to contact authorities for assistance.”

At the same time, officials acknowledge they likely aren’t seeing the majority of cases.

“I think (FGM) is highly under-reported at the consular level, as most victims are young … and often not in a position to help themselves,” said yet another consular official in Nairobi in an email sent in March of this year. She added that for older girls, “it is often done in conjunction with a forced marriage, so the two issues are closely linked and might be reported as (forced marriage) instead of (FGM).”

In 1997, the Criminal Code was amended to include female genital mutilation as a form of aggravated assault. It’s not just the person performing the mutilation who could face justice. Provisions in the code also allow for others to be charged, for example, if a parent actively participates in the offence by holding a child’s hands or requests that someone perform it. And the amendments make it illegal to remove a child from Canada for the purpose of female genital mutilation.

There has never been a criminal conviction for female genital mutilation in Canada.

In its statement to the Star, Global Affairs say efforts to prevent FGM “remain collaborative,” and it also sent statements on behalf of the RCMP; the Department of Justice; Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; and Status of Women Canada. They reference various steps taken by government agencies. For example, the RCMP is currently in the midst of developing an internal policy to deal with FGM. The Justice Department has given nearly $350,000 in funding to an organization in Quebec, RAFIQ, to develop “tools on the physical and psychological consequences of FGM.”

“The purpose of this project is to try to empower other women to denounce this kind of practice and to help young women to understand why it is not a good practice,” said Maria Montejo, chair of the board of RAFIQ.

The statement from Global Affairs also says that, “going forward, we will do more work with local women’s organizations.”

While there is some progress being made, Canada’s efforts fall short of what other countries are actively doing, said Corinne Packer, a senior researcher at the University of Ottawa’s school of public health. Packer co-authored a 2015 report on Canada’s response to FGM for the Canadian Medical Association Journal and reviewed the government responses provided to the Star.

“We’re behind the ball. We’re putting our head in the ground like an ostrich,” she said, adding that by the time a girl is overseas, it’s often too late. More work needs to done on prevention in Canada, Packer said.

Earlier this summer, U.S. Homeland Security launched a pilot program to help prevent vacation cutting. The program is based on an initiative at London’s Heathrow airport, where security agents are trained to identify girls who are risk.

Canada’s Justice Department, in a 2014 internal memo also obtained by the Star through an access to information request, acknowledges that the U.K. has “recently initiated a more proactive approach to FGM with a view to increased prosecutions.”

Kowser Omer-Hashi, a former Somali refugee now living in Toronto, was subjected to FGM. She is a former midwife who has been campaigning against the practice for more than two decades.

“We have a prime minister who declared himself a feminist and has a daughter the same age as children who could be losing their lives at this moment,” Omer-Hashi said. “If that doesn’t touch his heart to do something about FGM, I think there is no hope.”

In the internal emails obtained by the Star, government officials speaking amongst themselves suggest, and at times admit, that the Canadian response has not been adequate.

In the 2015 email chain discussing the case in which the “little girl” was alleged to have been removed from Canada for the purpose of FGM and neither local police nor children’s services believed they were able to intervene, one official from Global Affairs asks for an update on how the case unfolded.

“I believe we never heard back from local partners (CAS and others),” said one response.

But in the same chain, another official said that at a recent meeting about FGM, the Department of Justice and the RCMP said local authorities “had jurisdiction to do more to prevent removal” under Canada’s laws.

In yet another email in the chain, which is largely censored, Sean Blane, deputy director of the Consular Operations Bureau, said: “I think this speaks to our need for policy of process.”

Blane said at another point in the thread, “I honestly think if we’re going to do any work on FGM it could be on prevention while in Canada.”

With files from Michele Henry

Jayme Poisson can be reached at jpoisson@thestar.ca  or 416-814-2725.

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Re: Islamic Terrorism in the West ( Mega thread)
« Reply #1382 on: July 17, 2017, 20:04:46 »
Merkel is a Quisling and has, in my opinion, doomed Europe with her actions.  If they had half a brain and some balls, they'd round these ****ers up and fly them back as cargo.

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Re: Islamic Terrorism in the West ( Mega thread)
« Reply #1383 on: July 17, 2017, 20:32:38 »
There is an inevitable and bloody conflict coming, when enough people say "enough" and fight back.

And it won't be the first time that Europe purged itself of jihadi invaders and occupiers.

Meanwhile, few countries remember their history better than the majority, and protect their borders.

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Re: Islamic Terrorism in the West ( Mega thread)
« Reply #1384 on: July 17, 2017, 20:38:48 »
When that day comes, I hope they're able to take their countries back.  Merkel should reflect on what happened to Benito when the masses had enough of his crap and saw the light.

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Re: Islamic Terrorism in the West ( Mega thread)
« Reply #1385 on: July 18, 2017, 10:10:39 »
by David French July 14, 2017 5:19 PM
A compelling piece from a member of the foreign-policy elite
David French is a "member of the foreign-policy elite"? 

a)  :stars:

b)  :rofl:        Your choice.

Clearly we're working with different definitions.

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Re: Islamic Terrorism in the West ( Mega thread)
« Reply #1386 on: July 18, 2017, 11:11:16 »
David French is a "member of the foreign-policy elite"? 

a)  :stars:

b)  :rofl:        Your choice.

Clearly we're working with different definitions.

I suggest you read the actual article.  The member of the foreign policy elite that David French refers to is Cheryl Bernard.  specifically him making reference to an article she wrote.
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Re: Islamic Terrorism in the West ( Mega thread)
« Reply #1387 on: July 18, 2017, 11:31:50 »
Sorry, I got side-tracked by "by David French July 14, 2017 5:19 PM

A compelling piece from a member of the foreign-policy elite .... " which suggests that this right-wing shill was somehow an elite anything.



But if people are actually reading, I recommend this from Business Insider:
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Is terrorism getting worse?
Frederic Lemieux, PhD
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Despite the intensity of media coverage and public perception, terrorism is actually not more frequent today than a few decades ago. For instance, terrorist attacks were far more common during the Cold War period than during the post-9/11 era. Some experts believe terrorism peaked during the 1970s.
Despite the recent attacks, the U.K. and Western Europe experienced relatively low terrorist activity during the period 2000 to 2016 compared with the period 1970 to 1995.

In the United States, terrorism attacks were in sharp decline from 1970 to 2011, decreasing from approximately 475 incidents a year to fewer than 20.

Worldwide, terrorism is highly concentrated in a handful of countries.
Terrorist attacks in 2014 were mainly concentrated in Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria. These countries saw 78 percent of the deaths and 57 percent of all attacks in the world. Since 2000, only 3 percent of deaths caused by terrorist attacks took place in Western countries, including Australia, Canada, members of the European Union and the United States.

In the U.S., the number of deaths represents 2.2 percent of the worldwide terrorist death toll. The violence committed in Western countries by organized terrorist groups such as al-Qaida or IS represents approximately 30 percent, while so-called “lone wolfs” account for 70 percent of the attacks.

All in all, terrorism activity in Western countries is not worse than before the 9/11 era. The opposite is true.




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Re: Islamic Terrorism in the West ( Mega thread)
« Reply #1388 on: July 18, 2017, 12:14:08 »
A million plus Russians, with about 75% being military-age single males, did not flood into Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK during the Cold War, sucking up resources, burning cars, harassing people, and driving up rape rates, however.

Conventional terrorism is rightly a concern, which should not be casually dismissed, but it is the huge influx of society-altering foreigners who have no respect for their host culture that seems to be the biggest worry for people.

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Re: Islamic Terrorism in the West ( Mega thread)
« Reply #1389 on: July 18, 2017, 12:26:51 »
IMAO mass refugees /migrants can be weaponized  and cause terror if and when that mass flux of migrants are drastically increasing the rate of violent and sexual crimes.

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Re: Islamic Terrorism in the West ( Mega thread)
« Reply #1390 on: July 18, 2017, 12:51:09 »
Sorry, I got side-tracked by "by David French July 14, 2017 5:19 PM

A compelling piece from a member of the foreign-policy elite .... " which suggests that this right-wing shill was somehow an elite anything.



But if people are actually reading, I recommend this from Business Insider:







Good article.  I'm curious about what they said about PETA that caused the correction  [:D
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Re: Islamic Terrorism in the West ( Mega thread)
« Reply #1391 on: July 26, 2017, 10:34:18 »
While this guy evidently didn't have any sort of realistic plan to actually carry out his stated goal, the possibility of mega attacks and truly grotesque casualty figures is always in the background. You can only wonder how many people are out there thinking of how to do attacks with  casualties in the thousands:

https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2017/07/25/bay-area-isis-supporter-wanted-to-redefine-terror-kill-10000/

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Bay Area ISIS Supporter Wanted to 'Redefine Terror,' Kill 10,000
BY PATRICK POOLE JULY 25, 2017

A 22-year-old  man from Oakland, California, man was indicted Friday on charges related to material support for ISIS.

His case represents the 130th ISIS-related arrest in the U.S. since March 2014.

According to the Justice Department, Amer Sinan Alhaggagi opened up social media accounts on behalf of ISIS and was willing to commit a suicide bombing.

Even more disturbing, according to the indictment, Alhaggagi said he wanted to "redefine terror" and kill 10,000 people here in a domestic terror attack.

The indictment also states that Alhaggagi discussed selling poison drugs and attacking a gay club in San Francisco.

"The whole Bay Area is going to be up in flames," he reportedly said.

He had also spent time in Yemen, and had planned to flee the country through Mexico following his attacks.

Alhaggagi was arrested in November 2016 and held on unrelated charges until last week's indictment.

Regarding the case, the Justice Department announced:

According to the indictment, Alhaggagi, 22, of Oakland, California, is alleged to have knowingly attempted to provide services and personnel to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), between July and November of 2016, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2339B. ISIS is a designated foreign terrorist organization. The indictment alleges that the services Alhaggagi attempted to provide included opening social media accounts for the use, benefit and promotion of ISIS, and that the personnel he provided was himself.
But the indictment reveals more stunning details about Alhaggagi's plans.

ABC News 7 in San Francisco, which has been following the case for months, reported:

The 22-year-old was born in Lodi and grew up in the East Bay. He attended Berkeley High and was living an apartment complex in West Oakland at the time of his arrest. Prosecutors say by the time he was arrested, he had been communicating with a confidential source working for the FBI and they allege Alhaggagi spent months planning attacks and discussing his willingness to kill and be killed for ISIS.
The government says this was only one of several violent plans Alhaggagi discussed [...]

In that December 2016 court hearing, prosecutors revealed Alhaggagi talked about plans to sell cocaine laced with rat poison in Bay Area nightclubs. The undercover agent says he was looking for information on the exact mixture of strychnine and cocaine to use in that scheme. He showed the agent an ISIS bomb-making manual he downloaded on a computer and he sent the agent photographs of guns he said he obtained.

"He then told confidential source number one, 'I live close to San Francisco, that's like the gay capital of the world. I'm going to handle them right, LOL,' meaning laughing out loud. 'I'm going to place a bomb in a gay club, Wallah or by God, I'm going to tear up the city.' And I quote, 'The whole Bay Area is going to be up in flames,'" the federal prosecutor explained to Judge Westmore in his argument to have Alhaggagi detained.

He also told the court how Alhaggagi took the undercover agent, posing as an ISIS supporter from Salt Lake City, on a tour of the Bay Area including the Cal Berkeley campus. The feds say he wanted to plant backpack bombs at the dorms and went along with the undercover agent to set up a storage unit where he would store supplies for his plans.

The FBI's investigators say one sign of how serious he was about his support for ISIS came when he showed up at a meeting with the undercover agent at the storage unit with three backpacks to be used to carry bombs.

Alhaggagi's lawyer released a statement Friday saying, "Amer is not anti-American and does not support ISIS or any other terrorist organization. He is completely nonviolent and he took no actions to harm anyone."

His family gave the following statement to local media, saying he had never been radicalized:

We were shocked to learn of the accusations involving Amer. Amer is not and has never been radicalized in any way. He grew up in this country and loves it here. He is peaceful and kind. He was very young and immature when he got involved in the online conversations that are the basis for these accusations. He did not think those conversations were serious and he never had any intent to harm anyone. We love him and continue to fully support him.

In another ISIS-related case I reported on here at PJ Media earlier this month, a U.S. soldier stationed in Hawaii and arrested for supporting ISIS has now been charged, federal officials said Saturday.

U.S. Soldier Arrested for Supporting ISIS... https://t.co/a0YCUSynX8

— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) July 11, 2017
Ikaika Erik Kang is accused of offering classified documents and military training to the terror group.

Federal prosecutors also presented images of Kang swearing allegiance to ISIS, including kissing the group's flag.
Dagny, this is not a battle over material goods. It's a moral crisis, the greatest the world has ever faced and the last. Our age is the climax of centuries of evil. We must put an end to it, once and for all, or perish - we, the men of the mind. It was our own guilt. We produced the wealth of the world - but we let our enemies write its moral code.