Who Are the Jew-Haters of Malmö?

The following opinion article about culture-enriching Jew-hatred in the southern Swedish city of Malmö was published by Nyheter Idag before the recent Palestinian aggression against Israel began.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for the translation:

Nothing is resolved in the question of Malmö’s imported Jew-hatred

Schoolchildren should read biographies of Holocaust survivors, Holocaust-denying should be forbidden, Holocaust museums should be established, and everyone displays their good set of values. In reality, everyone is busy saying the right things without doing anything about the problem itself. That more and more Jews are leaving Sweden’s third-largest city is secondary to the warped reasoning that Malmö’s anti-Semitism has become. Ann-Catherine Björk and Edward Nordén, from the Medborgerlig Samling Party in Skåne, write about anti-Semitism and lying in Malmö.

This year as well, discussion about Malmö’s anti-Semitism came and went. It comes every year after problems and harassment increase in spite of the admonitions and condemnations from politicians and leaders. In reality, the debate on anti-racism and the 1930s has never been louder at the same time Jews are leaving Sweden’s third-largest city because of harassment and threats. This results in discussions about what is really going on in Malmö.

The Jewish congregation in Malmö was founded in 1871, and its formation occurred about ten years after the law that forbade Jews to settle wherever they wanted throughout Sweden was abolished. Neither Jews nor anti-Semitism are new features in Sweden’s third-largest city. But it is still possible that so many Jews want to leave Skåne’s largest city that there will be no substantial Jewish population in Malmö within ten years or so. What will happen then? All politicians and journalists know what is happening, but not everyone else does.

This year’s debate on anti-Semitism began with a report that the city of Malmö commissioned. The report states that anti-Semitism in Malmö is a real problem with clear victims, but the question is more multi-faceted than it is sometimes described.

There is reason to assume that almost all Jewish children in Malmö have been exposed to anti-Semitism, also in the form of harassment and threats. Both extreme right and extreme left are named, and it is likely that this is the “multi-faceted” that the authors of the report are referring to. What stands out, however, is what is usually called “imported anti-Semitism”. The Jew-hatred that comes with migrants from the Middle East and North Africa. Excused by many Swedish politicians as “criticism of Israel”, and thereby legitimized by some of the city’s leading Social Democrat politicians.

It is Malmö where the government party’s youth association chants, “Crush Zionism,” while at the same time the government warns about the 1930s, and at the same time Malmö’s Social Democrats want to have a Holocaust museum and investigate anti-Semitism in the city. The investigation is conducted by a politician whose youth association (Young Left) also sings rhymes about “crushing Zionism”. All this in a city where they have held demonstrations with hundreds of people who chant about killing Jews and that we should remember Khaybar.

The rhyme in Arabic is, “Khaybar, Khaybar — ya Yahud, jaysh Muhammad saufa ya’ud”, and means approximately, “Khaybar, Khaybar — Oh Jews — Muhammad’s army will return.” This refers to the battle at Khaybar in the year 628 when the Prophet Muhammad took the city and subjugated the Jews. The town of Khaybar lies 150 km north of Medina in today’s Saudi Arabia. The Shia terror militia Hezbollah has named rockets after Khaybar. Rockets fired at Israel.

Those who took part in demonstrations in Malmö were also from this approximate geographical background. Also, those who threw firebombs at synagogues in Gothenburg and demonstrated in Malmö. The demonstration was also followed by firebombs outside the Jewish chapel. When the Danish politician and provocateur Rasmus Paludan burned a Koran last year, there was a riot and also then screams of Khaybar and Jews.

Paludan was stopped at the border, and Malmö’s politicians expressed happiness that Malmö escaped racism, hate, and incitement. But people smite their foreheads in dismay. In reality, many have breathed a sigh of relief because they have lost control of anti-Semitism, hate, and the violence that follows. Nothing is solved. That is why we will hear the same monologues next year as well.

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Sderot: Day Seven

Hamas is still launching missiles into Israel from Gaza, but the frequency seems to be decreasing. Below is a brief report from MC. (Previously: Day 1, Day 2, Days 3 and 4, Day 5, Day 6)

Sderot: Day Seven

by MC

All quiet on the Gaza front.

Is it exhaustion?

Is it logistics?

Who knows…

Meanwhile it is Shavuot (Pentecost). There is the occasional bang, but they mostly seem to be outgoing.

There is talk of a ceasefire — we shall see.

MC lives in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. For his previous essays, see the MC Archives.

Sderot: Day Six

Below is MC’s latest report on the Hamas missile attack from Gaza and the Israeli response. (Previously: Day 1, Day 2, Days 3 and 4, Day 5.)

Sderot: Day Six

by MC

I had hope for today. It was all very quiet until about 4:00pm; then the missiles started, but again not in the volumes of previous days.

We had a visitor from Jerusalem this afternoon. He reported a very tense situation which could explode into a very violent confrontation. Many more Jews are prepared to take the law into their own hands, and the rioting Arabs will reap a whirlwind. Most Israeli men (and many women) have military experience; Arabs have not.

There is a difference this time around, it is almost a determination to see it through. Hamas needs to be put down, Hamas must understand that whatever their quarrel is with the Palestinian Authority, Israel is no political poodle.

Biden is weak and pathetic, but that cuts both ways, because for all the pro-Palestine rhetoric in the Democrat party, only Israel can save his face (and his derriere) over Iran.

The USA now lacks air superiority over the Gulf. The Iranian gunboats, purchased with US taxpayer’s money courtesy of the Obama money pallets, can swarm any selected target, including a fleet carrier.

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Sderot: Day Five

Our Israeli correspondent MC sends this update with the latest on the situation in Sderot.

Sderot: Day 5

by MC

It is Shabbat and quiet. There are still a few projectiles flying around, but the tempo has decreased dramatically. News station that operate on Shabbat are reporting street incidents between Arab rioters and Israeli vigilante groups.

Arabs in Israel are split between Christian (Maronite) and Muslim, with the Muslims in the majority, but some of those Muslims are Druse, who tend to be more pro-Israel. The street fighting is worrying, but on the whole Israeli Arabs are better off in Israel than in any of the surrounding states and they know it. The have full and complete Israeli citizenship, enhanced by a form of positive discrimination in higher education (there are many in the universities who believe in equality of outcome).

Islam tends to endow its victims with a paucity of ‘spirit’. The curiosity is that Jews and Christians who have been despised minorities in Arab lands continue to display this paucity of spirit. The generations of Jews who fled North Africa in the early fifties brought with them the Dhimmi attitude, which is only now dissipating in the third generation.

One of the major unheralded achievements of Israel has been the absorption of millions of desperate immigrants, first those fleeing from Czarist Russia, followed by refugees from Nazi Germany, then from the Muslim world after the war of Independence (1948), and finally from the USSR. Recently we have seen those who are fleeing the growing wokist anti-Semitism in Europe and the USA.

That latest batch includes me and my family, of course. Those who survived the Germans were the ones who got out early. There is a constant undertow of anti-Semitism from the Left in the UK, and as the so-called ‘Conservative’ party moves slowly to the political left, increasing Muslim anti-Semitism goes unchecked.

But all these immigrants to Israel had/have things in common: their Jewish identity, and a desire to become part of Israel. There are no ‘economic’ migrants to Israel. Nobody comes to exploit and asset-strip; they come here for safety. Perhaps the biggest problems have been with Russians pretending to be Jews and the Yemenites who, through no fault of their own, were exploited by the socialist government of Ben Gurion.

Much of the Arab/Israeli problem is the result of the British preference for Arab/Muslim over Jew, and thus huge Muslim immigration in the late ’20s, ’30s and ’40s (Biden beware). In 1922 Britain wanted a colony, but instead they got a Mandate (thanks to the USA) to build a Jewish homeland. Britain allowed unrestricted Muslim entry, but strictly controlled Jewish resettlement. Of the ‘refugees’ who fled during the War of Independence, a huge majority had only recently been brought in by the British for war work. They have lived ever since courtesy of UNRWA and the taxpayers of the USA and Europe.

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Matteo Salvini Speaks to the Jewish Community of Rome

On the day after Hamas began launching missiles into Israel from Gaza, former Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, the leader of the Lega, spoke to members of the Jewish Community of Rome. The following video shows excerpts from his remarks.

Many thanks to HeHa for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Sderot: Days Three and Four

An unidentified email glitch prevented MC’s Day Three report from coming in early enough to be posted yesterday, so I’ve combined Days Three and Four into a single post.

Sderot: Days Three and Four

by MC

Day Three

So the superiority of Iron Dome is now moot, and once more innocent civilians in Sderot, including young children, are dying. New names will have to be added to the memorial in the centre of town.

When one bombs civilians, it is indiscriminate. It is, for example, difficult to justify the bombing of Dresden, Hamburg and Tokyo, but in the end responsibility lies with him who started the aggression. Was there a need for Germany to invade Poland, or for Japan to attack Pearl Harbour?

The people of Gaza chose to be represented by Hamas in free and fair elections, knowing that Hamas was/is a terrorist organization and would attack Israel no matter what.

Israel on the whole is benevolent towards Gaza. We GIVE them money, electricity, food and water, and this they accept without acknowledgement; in fact they repay it with harsh words and actions, in line with the Muslim belief of absolute entitlement.

Let me emphasise again: Gaza is not ‘occupied’ and there is no Jewish presence in Gaza, but like their Nazi forebears, they want the their ‘Sudetenland’ and their ‘Danzig’.

Worse, many nations, and particularly those who accommodated the Nazis in the 1930s, encourage Hamas, and show their contempt for the Jewish State of Israel by calling for ‘restraint’ and ‘proportionate response’. These are diplomatic weasel words that can be defined by the utterer any way that they want.

The actions of Israel are studied under the microscope of world public opinion, where Hamas gets a clear slate. One need only to look at the Goldstone Report:

The United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, also known as the Goldstone Report, was a team established in April 2009 pursuant to Resolution A/HRC/RES/S-9/1 of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) of 12 January 2009, following the Gaza War as an independent international fact-finding mission “to investigate all violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law by the occupying Power, Israel, against the Palestinian people throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip, due to the current aggression”. South African jurist Richard Goldstone was appointed to head the mission. The other co-authors of the Report were Hina Jilani, Christine Chinkin and Desmond Travers.

Israel refused to cooperate with the investigation, claiming anti-Israel bias in the UNHRC.

One can look at just the first paragraph above and see the problems. This was ‘fact finding’, but only relevant to Israeli actions and in ‘occupied’ Gaza. Bias and misinformation which Goldstone should have scotched immediately, but of course ‘he who pays the piper’ applies, and Goldstone later walked back his claims.

The NYT loves to portray Hamas as appearing to respond to Israeli aggression because the fits with the woke idea of the ‘poor Palestinians’ and the nasty jooz. We have been seeing a lot of this anti-Semitism by proxy in the last decade. It is fashionable in leftist circles to only look at the history of the conflict from 1968 onwards. But the history goes back into the Ottoman ‘occupation’ and before.

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Sderot: Day Two

Below is MC’s report on the second day of the Hamas missile attack on Sderot (and points north). Previously: Day One.

Sderot: Day Two

by MC

It was a noisy night. Early this morning we had three volleys come in, the first of about a dozen missiles which all missed, and a second volley where Iron Dome took out those on course to hit the city.

Sderot is one of the best-protected of Israeli cities, last time I went down to the site last week; there were three Iron Dome Launchers.

They (Hamas) have dared to fire missiles at Tel Aviv — the left-wing bubble. So now it gets serious, one cannot befoul the sacred socialist ground of secular Israel without consequences.

Politically it is all up in the air — we await government action, but government is in flux. The politicians don’t want Bibi Netanyahu to be Prime Minister, even though his party got the largest chunk of the vote. I assume that the next step will be the concentrating of forces around Gaza. The buildup to another limited invasion which will kick the can down the road.

The New York Times is distorting things, as usual. Although the excuse is supposedly about Muslims paying rent to Jews in East Jerusalem, it is really about the supposed ‘election’ in the Palestinian Authority areas which the PA cancelled when they realized they were going to lose. Cancelling the election means that Hamas has to make a show of force, and here we are.

Because the Biden administration is weak, and limited by the innate anti-Semitism of a woke Democratic party, Hamas can attack Israel to demonstrate its worthiness to lead the Palestinian cause. Some people find it very difficult to understand that it only takes one bully to make a war. The victim is then forced to defend or surrender/appease.

Israel cannot surrender and cannot appease. Nobody wants six million Jewish refugees, and there is no point in doing a deal with any Muslim because they are not bound by deals with infidels.

So Hamas picks the soft target, and hopes that world public opinion will keep Israel on a short leash. Ireland is already playing the game, and I am sure others will soon follow.

In the meantime we find Hamas firing an anti-tank missile at a military Jeep across the border, killing one person and injuring two more. This would be a war crime — except that those killed are Jews, so it does not matter to the deep state swamp monsters.

Can one imagine Cuba sending missiles over to Florida? What would President Trump do? What would ‘President’ Biden do?

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Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Religion of ‘Peace’

Our Israeli correspondent MC sends a first-hand report from Sderot on the latest barrage of Palestinian missiles from Gaza.

Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and the religion of ‘Peace’

by MC

Israeli civilians get bombed out of their homes by the Muslim Brotherhood, but the UN calls upon Israel to show ‘restraint’.

And Israel knows that taking effective measures against Muslim Brotherhood war crimes will bring even more approbation on Israel. Such is the life of Jews and a Jewish State, for Jews are ‘special’ in a uniquely negative way. Hamas blatantly fires missiles at civilians, and the ICC ignores it and threatens to investigate Israel for defending itself. This is the left-wing way, the Biden way.

Last night the rain (sic) of terror for us here in Sderot began around 6pm as the first missiles started to come in. Further down the Gaza envelope it started even earlier, with incendiary balloons creating about a dozen large conflagrations.

Gaza is not ‘occupied’: Israeli Jews were forcibly removed from Gaza about sixteen years ago, having resided there continuously for millennia. For the first time since King David, Gaza was now Judenrein.

But it is not enough for the cruel Muslim psyche, they want it all — from the river to the sea, ‘Palestine’ will be Jew-free. The intention was to literally bring Auschwitz to Palestine and incinerate every last Jewish man, woman and child, but the Nazis lost (and live on in Hamas). But this Holocaust Mark II is still the intention of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, its local operative, and is also the intention of CAIR, the Muslim Brotherhood pressure group in the USA.

The arrival of a volley of rockets is announced by loudspeakers “Sever Adom” (condition red) and almost simultaneously comes the roar of the Iron Dome. If it is a successful intercept, then there are two loud bangs and a shock wave if it is within a few hundred yards, maybe followed up by the whizzing pinging of fragments. Sderot is small, less than a square mile in area, so the missiles are nearly always close — see the photo taken by me yesterday evening from our porch.

The updated Iron Dome intercepts give smoke rings…

If the intercept fails (rarely) then there is a different sequence: the incoming missile is knocked off course (it is gliding by this time) but not destroyed; it explodes as it hits the ground with a different quality of bang.

It is 9 o’clock the next morning as I write. The bangs are still going on — there is a war going on out there. Sderot itself is very quiet, no traffic. The trains have been stopped and some roads are closed — almost everyone stays under cover; we all know the drill.

Many of the children have grown up with this. They, too, learn the drill from Gan (kindergarten) upwards.

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A Medley of Cultural Enrichment, Video Edition

The recent power outages along with my getting a jab in the eye made me emulate Bill Clinton — I’m getting a little behind in my work. Numerous items have accumulated over the past three days, so I’m going collect them in groups based on their general topics.

There were so many cultural enrichment stories that I’ve divided them into two posts, one consisting of videos and the other of articles. One article that accompanies a video report will be posted here with all the videos.

The first video concerns a particularly gruesome murder that took place in the French city of Mérignac, near Bordeaux. The alleged perpetrator is an Algerian culture-enricher, if I am not mistaken. He is reported to have shot his wife and then burned her alive while she was rendered helpless by her wounds.

Many thanks to HeHa, Gary Fouse, and Sassy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

The accompanying article about the murder in Mérignac was translated by HeHa:

Mother burned alive in Mérignac had filed complaint against her companion who had just left prison

In the aftermath of the drama, astonishment and terror are still very much alive in this suburban quarter of Mérignac. A woman aged 31, the mother of three children, is dead in the middle of the street after being burned alive by her companion. He had just come out of prison.

May 5, 2021

There is incomprehension in this suburban quarter of quiet reputation in Mérignac. How could such a drama have happened? At 18:10 Tuesday evening, May 4, when the residents of Avenue Carnot heard cries and bangs.

“At first, we thought it was firecrackers,” says a local resident. “We thought the young people were having fun.”

But very quickly they realized the drama that was building up. According to the first elements, the 31-year-old woman manages to flee from the house, but she can’t go very far, followed by her armed companion in the street.

“We passed him. He passed in front of us with a shotgun and some cartridges. We called the police. In the meantime, he set fire to the house.”

According to the Bordeaux prosecutor’s office, “two witnesses saw her fall to the ground.” Her partner, armed, shot her once, then a second time. She was wounded in her thighs, lying on the street, but still breathing.

The 44-year-old individual, from whom she was officially separated, took a can from a van parked nearby, splashed his wife with a liquid, and set her on fire. The first responders could not save her. The family home, situated a few hundred meters from the scene, was discovered at the same time, partially burned and empty of occupants.

The perpetrator, who left the scene on foot, was arrested by the services of BAC, without any injuries to police, a short time later, at 18:45 in the proximity of Avenue Leon-Blum, in the municipality of Pessac.

The prosecutor confirmed that the subject was heavily armed, carrying a 12-gauge shotgun, a gas pistol, and a cartridge belt. After a preliminary investigation, it turns out that Mounir B. is unfavorably known to police and judicial authorities.

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O Muslims, We Will Have Our Revenge Against France!

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from F. Desouche:

After the murder of Samuel Paty, the cutthroat of Rambouillet wrote on Facebook: “O Muslims, now we will respond to the insults from France.” Two months later, he obtained his residence permit.

by Koba
April 30, 2021

Four months before the attack at Rambouillet, the Prefecture of Val-de-Marne had issued a residence permit to the murderer Jamel Gorchene. Before awarding such a title, the services of the prefecture verify that the person doesn’t constitute a “menace to public order”. In his case, there had been no alert. This in spite of the troubling messages that he had posted on Facebook.

How did the Prefecture of Val-de-Marne come to regularize an undocumented person who spread radical propaganda on social media?

Jamel Gorchene, this Tunisian national who stabbed a policewoman to death at the police headquarters of Rambouillet (Yvelines), had been issued a temporary residence permit on 28 December 2020, well after the first alarming messages had surfaced on his online profiles. Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor Jean-François Ricard also emphasized: Since the fall, the attacker showed on his public Facebook account, “an adherence to an ideology legitimizing violence against those who have offended the Prophet.”

These messages, visible to all — Marianne gained access without difficulty — seem to bear witness. Beginning in April, 2020, he only posted prayers and Koranic verses, while closely following the radical sermons of Sheikh Ali-al Qaradawi, a 72-year-old Qatari close to the Muslim Brotherhood. A few days after the beheading of Samuel Paty, he justified future violence on social media. “O Muslims, now we will respond to the insults from France and Macron against our Prophet Mohammad.”

Questions for the First Muslim Federal Judicial Nominee

The following post is from the Sharia TipSheet, as reposted at the United West.

Questions for the First Muslim Federal Judicial Nominee

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for the first Muslim federal judicial nominee is set for Wednesday April 28th. Zahid Quraishi, if confirmed, would become a federal judge for the U.S. District of New Jersey.

Given the numerous ways Islamic doctrine conflicts with the U.S. Constitution, Quraishi should be asked the following questions (which have been provided to the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee) at the hearing:

It has been reported you are a Muslim. While there is no religious test for federal office, the Senate and the American people are entitled to know whether your religious beliefs are compatible or incompatible with U.S. law — the law which, if you are confirmed, you will be asked to swear to uphold. As a preliminary question, do you as a Muslim affirm and adhere to Islamic doctrine from the Quran, hadith, and other authoritative Islamic sources?

Islamic doctrine holds that sharia law should be the supreme law of the land throughout the entire world. It further holds that sharia law is divine in origin and thus superior to any human-made law, including the U.S. Constitution. If confirmed, you will be asked to swear an oath you will uphold the U.S. Constitution, which by virtue of its Article VI, is the supreme law of the land. Do you renounce the portions of Islamic doctrine calling for the supremacy of sharia law and the subjugation of all human-made law to sharia law?

Islamic doctrine holds that jihad is the means by which the supremacy of sharia law is to be achieved. Do you renounce the portions of Islamic doctrine calling for jihad to achieve sharia supremacy?

What role, if any, should sharia law play in federal cases? In family law?

Will you go on record now and state that our First Amendment right to freedom of speech gives the right to anyone in the United States to criticize or disagree with your prophet Muhammad, and will you also go on record now and state that you support and defend anyone’s right to criticize or disagree with your prophet Muhammad, and that you condemn anyone who threatens death or physical harm to another person who is exercising that right?

Our First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion in the United States. As part of that freedom, anyone in the United States has the right to join or leave any religion, or have no religion at all. Will you go on record now and state that you support and defend the idea that in the United States a Muslim has not only the freedom to leave Islam, but to do so without fear of physical harm, and will you also go on record now and state that you condemn anyone who threatens physical harm to a Muslim who is exercising that freedom?

According to the words of Allah found in Quran 5:38 and the teachings of your prophet Muhammad, amputation of a hand is an acceptable punishment for theft. But our U.S. Constitution, which consists of man-made laws, has the Eighth Amendment that prohibits cruel and unusual punishment such as this. Do you agree with Allah and your prophet Muhammad that amputation of a hand is an acceptable punishment for theft in the United States, or do you believe that our man-made laws prohibiting such punishments are true laws and are to be followed instead of this 7th Century command of Allah and teaching of Muhammad?

According to the words of Allah found in Quran 4:3, Muslim men are allowed, but not required, to be married to up to four wives. Being married to more than one wife in the United States is illegal according to our man-made bigamy laws. Do you agree with Allah that it is legal for a Muslim man in the United States to be married to more than one woman, or do you believe that our man-made laws prohibiting bigamy are true laws and are to be followed instead of this 7th Century command of Allah?

Do you affirm or renounce the following from Islamic sources and scholars:

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Jihad in Rambouillet: Yet Another Mentally Disturbed Attacker

As reported here last Friday, a “lone wolf” attacker stabbed a French policewoman to death at police headquarters in the town of Rambouillet. As is often the case, what might appear to an unsophisticated observer to be a jihad attack is in fact something entirely different: mental illness. An immigrant youth endures so much racial and religious discrimination that the stress pushes him over the edge, inducing him to commit an isolated act of violence, using religious sentiments as a pretext.

Below is a follow-up report on last week’s attack. Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Paris Match:

Rambouillet attack: A radicalized assailant with “personality disorders”

April 25, 2021

[Photo caption: Attack committed at Rambouillet 22 April 2021]

The profile of the killer of the fatal attack committed Friday at Rambouillet is becoming clearer little by little.

The fatal attack Friday against an officer at the Rambouillet police headquarters, near Paris, was committed by a 36-year-old Tunisian, whose radicalization “seems hardly contestable” and who presents “certain personality troubles”, indicated the anti-terrorist prosecutor Sunday.

“Several elements substantiate the tracking of the path of this resident of Rambouillet, radicalized within a few months,” announced National Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor Jean-Francois Richard to the press.

A “rapid search” of the telephone of the attacker, Jamel Gorchene, revealed “that he had, immediately prior to proceeding to the act, consulted videos of religious chants glorifying martyrdom and jihad,” he stated.

The prosecutor also referred to his posts on Facebook going back to last fall which revealed “an adherence to an ideology legitimizing violence against those who have offended the Prophet.”

“A Koran” and “a prayer rug” seized

Thus, “On 24 October 2020, a few days after the murder of Samuel Paty (by an Islamist in the department of Yvelines), the perpetrator joined a campaign of support for the Prophet in the face of offenses allegedly committed against him,” stressed Mr. Ricard.

“A Koran” and “a prayer rug” were seized in his scooter and his basket. And, shortly before the incident, a video surveillance camera filmed the assailant heading to a “provisional prayer room”, without the images confirming that he directly entered it. He was seen re-entering the city center a little more than an hour later.

“If the radicalization of the attacker seems hardly contestable, the presence of certain personality disorders can also be observed,” Mr. Ricard revealed. In police custody, the Jamel Gorchene’s father evoked his son’s “rigorous practice of Islam” and “behavioral disorders” observed at home “at the beginning of the year”.

He had undergone two psychiatric consultations at the Rambouillet hospital in February. However, “his condition did not require either hospitalization or treatment,” Mr. Ricard reported.

Tunisia, whose collaboration is being solicited by France in this case, has “energetically” condemned the attack in a statement from its embassy. It denounces a “barbaric act occurring in the middle of the month of Ramadan, the holy month which invokes, rather, the values of tolerance and brotherhood between individuals.”

“We hadn’t detected signs of radicalization”

At 14:25 on Friday, Jamel Gorchene, “wearing headphones”, stabbed Stephanie M., a 49-year-old administrative officer who had no weapon or uniform, in the abdomen and throat, when she was in the security area of the police station. According to witnesses, the assailant cried “Allahu Akhbar”.

In response, a police brigadier fired two shots at the attacker, who refused “to drop the knife”, “a blade of 22 centimeters”. Falling to the floor, he threw the knife in the direction of the police officers, according to the prosecutor.

A fifth person, a cousin of Jamel Gorchene, was placed in custody Sunday. His father who lived with him, a couple who housed him (according to records), and another cousin have already been in custody since Friday and Saturday.

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The Interfaith Jihad in Sweden

Below is the latest in a series of articles on the Muslim Brotherhood in Sweden.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this piece from Ledarsidorna:

Sida[1] doesn’t mention Islamic Relief’s violent history in its examination

Sida’s examination of Islamic Relief Sweden resulted in the aid organization’s getting the green light to continue being a strategic partner to the aid authority. But the examination was heavily circumscribed, and Sida did not mention a word, and neither did the Swedish Church, about the violent history of the organization’s founders. A history that, over time, has gone hand in hand with the terror sect Al Qaeda.

Islamic Relief Sweden was founded by Imam Haytham Rahmeh and the Islamic Association in Sweden in 1993. Islamic Relief was already in the foundation as a part of Islamic Relief Worldwide. The Islamic Association’s first location was in the basement of property at Ringvägen 137 in Stockholm. This environment, which was always characterized by strong anti-Semitic elements, today includes a number of known representatives of civil society in Sweden: Mahmoud Khalfi, now the imam in Stockholm’s mosque, Mahmoud Aldebe, former chairman of Sweden’s Muslim Council, which entered into a cooperation agreement with the Muslim Brotherhood movement, and Mostafa Kharraki, the former chairman of Sweden’s Muslim Council.

The basement mosque on Ringvägen 137 later moved to a larger and more suitable location in 2000. After several years of rebuilding, renovation, and appeals, they were able to move to the former Katarina Station, Södermalms Electricity Works, in Björns Garden in Södermalm, Stockholm by Medborgarplatsen.

In March 1995, Stockholm’s City Council, after first consulting with Muslims they described as representatives of Muslim organizations, decided to convert the old transformer station, Katarina Station, to a mosque.

The previous year, 1994, representatives of the basement mosque on Ringvägen 137 appeared for the first time on the Stockholm municipality workers nomination list when, among others, Mahmoud Khalfi, now head imam in Stockholm’s mosque, was nominated to committees and company boards.

Khalfi’s representative Haytham Rahmeh has since then been the key person in inter-faith dialogue with the Swedish Church and the Social Democrat Fraternity Movement, which today goes under the name Social Democrats for Faith and Solidarity, but disappeared from public view at the start of the 2010 decade. In 2012, it was revealed by Sweden’s Radio that Rahmeh switched over and began as a weapons smuggler for his organization, Commission for the Protection of Civilians.

“It is no secret that Haytham Rahmeh and this group send weapons to Syria,” says the researcher Raphael, who follows the group closely for Swedish Radio.

Léfèvre is a researcher at the University of Cambridge. Léfèvre is a recognized expert in the Muslim Brotherhood and developments in Syria and Lebanon especially, as well as the author of Ashes of Hama— The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria (Oxford University Press, 2013).

The militia group that Haytham Rahmeh set up and furnished with weapons fought together with, among others, the Fath Army, a part of the al Nusra Front, and Al Qaeda.

Stockholm’s mosque provides other militias with personnel

This happened about the same time that another parishioner in the Stockholm mosque, Tarif al Sayyed Issa, joined the armed group Fath-Army. Al Sayyed Issa came to command and was in Idlib at the same time that the ethnic cleansing of Christians was taking place. He died in a hospital in Turkey after having been targeted by a car bomb in Idlib in 2018.

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Knife Jihad in Rambouillet

Earlier today a Tunisian “youth” stabbed a policewoman to death inside a police headquarters in the French town of Rambouillet before being shot dead by another officer. The report below doesn’t mention it, but according to other accounts she was stabbed in the neck. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes. (Koran 8:12)

Police say the assailant’s motive remains unknown.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Le Monde:

Knife attack in Rambouillet: Police officer killed, National Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor takes over

The assailant, whose motivations are not known, was shot down by another police officer. The prime minister and the interior minister arrived at the scene of the drama in the afternoon.

Le Monde with AFP (Agence France Presse)
April 23, 2021

[Photo caption: Police block a street in the area near the Rambouillet police headquarters, where a police officer was stabbed to death Friday, 23 April. Bertrand Guay/AFP]

A man stabbed a 49-year-old police officer to death at the police headquarters in Rambouillet, in the Yvelines [Île-de-France region], on Friday April 23 before being shot down by another officer, as announced by the prosecutor of Versailles.

According to a police source, the events occurred around 2:20pm in the security area of the police headquarters of this town of about 26,000 residents, located about 60 kilometers southwest of Paris. The administrative officer died of cardiac arrest at the scene despite the efforts of emergency responders.

According to the initial reports of eyewitnesses at the scene, the attacker, a man of Tunisian nationality, with legal [immigration] status, had reportedly appeared making several passes in front of the police station, his phone in hand. He then reportedly took advantage of the entrance of the victim into the double door security area of the police station to rush after her and wait till the door closed again, thus locking the electronic control device of the entrance.

Motivation unknown

The individual then reportedly brandished a knife before the eyes of the officers stationed at the reception area of the station, on the other side of the security glass of the secure entrance, before stabbing the administration officer. After unlocking the security door, one of the officers opened fire twice at the assailant. He died after being hit by the two shots from the officer. “For now, it is impossible to know his motivations,” added a police source.

“Some witnesses claim to have heard the attacker shout, ‘Allahu Akhbar!’ twice inside the security area, but they were on the street, several meters from the entrance,” a source at the scene also explained.

The National Terrorist Prosecutor’s Office (PNAT) has gathered the facts and opened an investigation into the murder of a public official in relation to terrorist activity and terrorist association, assigned jointly to the DCPJ (Central Directorate of Judicial Police) and the DGSI (General Directorate of Internal Security).

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