The Beheading Plot Thickens

In the last few days there has been interesting news about the beheading of a French schoolteacher by a Chechen mujahid last Friday. It seems that the schoolteacher, Samuel Paty, was reported to the police for distributing pornographic images after he showed a Charlie Hebdo cartoon of Mohammed to his middle-school class.

But it gets even more interesting: the girl who told her father what happened in class to wasn’t even present the day the Motoon was shown. She simply passed on rumors of the event, which she claimed to have witnessed.

The video below is a news report on the police interrogation of Samuel Paty. Many thanks to Oz-Rita and MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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Gerald Grosz: “The Silence of the Stupid Lambs”

In recent months I’ve posted a number of video rants by Gerald Grosz, an Austrian politician for the BZÖ (Bündnis Zukunft Österreich, Alliance for the Future of Austria) and the FPÖ (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, Austrian Freedom Party). In his latest rant, Mr. Grosz compares the lack of reaction to the beheading of the French schoolteacher Samuel Paty to the worldwide media frenzy over the death of George Floyd.

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

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Behold the Fundament of the Prophet!

The video below shows outraged reactions to the display of hundreds of Charlie Hebdo cartoons of Mohammed’s posterior in a public place in France. Someone — possibly a multitude of someones — went to a lot of trouble to blaspheme the Prophet and offend Muslims, in response to last week’s beheading of the schoolteacher Samuel Paty.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling.

NOTE: This video uses a vulgar word for the gluteus maximus, which is an appropriate translation of the French cul. That’s a special exception for this particular story; I’ll still redact the same American word (and its British equivalent) in the comments.

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A Conspiracy to Behead

Here’s the latest update on the execution of the blasphemous infidel schoolteacher in Paris last Friday.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from Le Figaro:

The assassination of Samuel Paty: A parent of a pupil and the assailant exchanged messages before the attack

These exchanges are believed to have been on the message server, WhatsApp.

by Le Figaro and AFP
October 20, 2020

The pupil’s father who had called for a mobilization on social media against Samuel Paty, the professor assassinated on Friday 16 October near his school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines), exchanged messages by telephone with the assailant in the days that preceded the attack, AFP learned Tuesday from a source close to the case.

These exchanges are believed to have taken place on the message server WhatsApp, added this inside source, confirming news from BFMTV, without giving specifics as to their content.

The father of the female pupil had given his telephone number on Facebook in a message accompanying a video disseminated 8 October, in which he called for mobilization against Samuel Paty after a course on the Mohammad cartoons, which, according to him, his daughter attended. The latter, who is in the 4th year, was, indeed, part of a class in which Samuel Paty gave a course on freedom of expression on 6 October, but she was absent that day according to a source close to the case.

On 12 October he had disseminated a new video on YouTube targeting the teacher, in which the militant Islamist Abdelhakim Sefrioui appeared with him. The two men were taken into custody Tuesday afternoon in this anti-terrorist investigation, along with 14 other persons, including five students.

An Outpouring of Saccharinity in France

The mujahid decapitator of Paris has now been identified as an 18-year-old Russian Chechen named Abdoullakh A., and his schoolteacher victim as Samuel Paty. Both of them are dead — why is it that we only get an initial for the killer’s surname, but are given the full name of his victim?

I noticed in the photo accompanying the article that the Parisian Eloi have heaped up the usual saccharine “memorial” materiel outside the school where Mr. Paty taught. Savvy investors who bought teddy bear futures or stock in candle companies must be making a killing — so to speak.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from Le Matin:

Live: Teacher decapitated: A national tribute to Samuel Paty will be held Wednesday

Here is a late recap of the events that followed the murder Friday evening of Samuel Paty, a teacher decapitated because he had shown a cartoon of Mohammed to his pupils.

The assailant, killed by the police after the attack, has been identified as Abdoullakh A., a Russian-Chechen, 18 years of age, who was born in Moscow and came to France as a refugee with his family, stated the national anti-terrorist prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard to the press. The killer was known for past common law offenses, but not by the intelligence services for radicalization. On 4 March 2020 he obtained a residence permit valid until March 2030. He had refugee status, and resided at Evreux in Normandy.

Ten people were in custody Saturday, including the parents, grandfather, and younger brother of the assailant, detained at Evreux (Eure). Also in custody is the father of the pupil who called for action against the teacher. He was placed in custody at Chanteloup-les-Vignes. The man who accompanied him to the college to complain about the teacher, and who interviewed the daughter of this parent of a pupil in a video, the militant Islamist, Abdelhakim Sefrioui, active in France since the middle of the years 2000, as well as his companion, were also arrested.

About 1,000 persons gathered Saturday afternoon in front of the college of Bois d’Aulne a Conflans-Saint-Honorine (Yvelines). Samuel Paty, age 47 and the father of a family, was a teacher of history-geography in this establishment. The teacher, known for his investment in his pupils, was “very well-thought of,” stated Armelle, whose 13-year-old son attends the college. In the morning, white roses were placed at the entrance to the college in this residential quarter, where pupils and parents are in a state of shock.

Large demonstrations of support are expected Sunday across the country. Representatives of the principal political parties, associations, and unions will demonstrate Sunday at 3pm in Paris, at the emblematic Square of the Republic, and in numerous other cities. A national tribute will be held Wednesday to this teacher of history and geography, the Élysée announced. And a defense meeting, presided over by Emmanuel Macron, is expected to take place Sunday. “Other expressions and announcements are planned after the meetings,” according to the executive.

The Thug Got What He Deserved

Yesterday a French schoolteacher was beheaded on the street in Paris by a man who shouted “Allahu Akhbar” during the attack (see the New York Post report). The killer, who was shot dead by police, is said to have been outraged that the teacher had shown a Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cartoon to his class, which included Muslims.

The following video, recorded by a prominent French imam, is allegedly what inspired the decapitation of the teacher. If the schoolgirl in the video is correct, the blasphemous image the teacher showed his class depicted the prophet with no clothes on. Assuming that is in fact the case, the picture may have been a panel from the special comic book series published by Charlie Hebdo in 2013, “La Vie de Mahomet”.

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

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Participating in a Terrorist Criminal Association

Prompted by the Charlie Hebdo terror trial in France, Michael Copeland sends this refresher course on the inherent criminality of Islam.

Participating in a Terrorist Criminal Association

by Michael Copeland

The fourteen defendants in the Charlie Hebdo murders trial face charges of participating in a terrorist criminal association. In France assisting a crime is itself a crime, like “aiding and abetting” and conspiracy in English law.

The two murderers of the Charlie Hebdo staff declared that they were acting for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and for the Islamic State. Those accused of helping may possibly be shown to have been members of similar organisations. It may not be necessary to demonstrate membership of a known association. Merely participating with others in murder plots is probably sufficient. It is a matter of French law. Murder plots are, of course, criminal. There is no difficulty of qualifying there.

Terrorism is defined as violence in support of a political cause. Someone with mental problems who acquires a gun and goes on a fatal shooting spree would be a mass killer, and may indeed have terrorised many people, but his action does not, in law, qualify as terrorism. The political cause is a necessary component. The Charlie Hebdo killings were specifically perpetrated in the cause of Islam, in consequence of the breaking of Sharia, that is, Islamic law, and in fulfilling its penalties:

“If someone offends the Prophet, no problem, we can kill him”,

explained one of the killers. Sharia specifies death for one who insults the Prophet and authorises vigilante-style killing.

The trial will focus narrowly on the terrible events of that mass murder, and is to establish the involvement of the accused in helping it to occur. What, though, can we see if we draw further back and look at the bigger picture? How does Islam figure in all of this?

Islam is an association. It describes itself as the Ummah, the Islamic nation, a worldwide identity which supersedes citizenship of nations. Nations are a “man-made” concept, and thus something to be despised:

  • “A Muslim has no nationality except his belief.” — Sayyid Qutb
  • “The Muslim nation is one nation to the exclusion of all others” — placard
  • “If we are practicing Muslims we are above the law of the land.” — Mustafa Carroll
  • “I must have allegiance to where the Sharia says I must have allegiance.” — Anjem Choudary

Islam’s rules include “killing someone who deserves to die”, an act that carries no penalty. In other words, Islam authorises certain murders, criminal acts in the West. Islam also authorises a parent to kill his or her offspring. There is no penalty for this. Again, this is murder. Islam authorises under-age marriage — from nine lunar years, the age of eight and three quarters — and forced marriage. Both are criminal in Europe. Islam authorises multiple wives. This is criminal in Europe. Islam imposes female genital mutilation. This, too, is criminal in Europe. Islam authorises wife-beating, another crime in Europe, and rape within marriage, same again. Islam authorises slavery: a crime in the West. It is inescapable that Islam qualifies as a criminal association.

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Azerbaijan’s War Against Artsakh and Armenia

Azerbaijan’s ongoing aggression against Armenia began more than a week ago, but has not been widely covered by the mainstream media. Of special interest is the fact that Turkey has funded the movement of ISIS mujahideen from Syria to the Caucasus to act as mercenaries for Azerbaijan.

Armenian Americans for Human Rights (AAHR) was founded in Massachusetts in early 2018. Its chair is David Boyajian, a number of whose essays have appeared in the past at Gates of Vienna (see the list at the bottom of this post).

Below is a press release issued yesterday by AAHR.


Map: Regions of the Caucasus (See Note 6)

AAHR Calls for an Immediate End to Aggression Against Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) and Armenia

We strongly condemn the latest aggression by Azerbaijan against the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) and the Republic of Armenia.

On Sunday morning, September 27, 2020, Azerbaijan flagrantly violated a negotiated ceasefire by launching a massive, unprovoked attack on Artsakh and Armenia.

In Azerbaijan, the NATO member Turkey has deployed and is using its own armed forces and advanced arms, including American-supplied weapons such as F-16 jets, to attack Artsakh/Armenia.

Using American-supplied weapons for other than self-defense is a grave violation of American law for which the United States must bear full responsibility.

Azerbaijan and Turkey have been deliberately targeting innocent civilians, schools, and homes in Artsakh, resulting in hundreds of deaths and injuries, including those of children.

Turkish President Erdogan and his country have no business intruding into this conflict — particularly on the side of the aggressor.

For years, Israel has been selling billions of dollars in armaments, including advanced attack drones, to Azerbaijan for use against Armenians. Israeli personnel have even fired such weapons against Armenians.

Israel is now resupplying these weapons to Azerbaijan.

This is not surprising, because Israel, which demands worldwide acknowledgement of the Holocaust, has always refused to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide committed by Turkey from 1915-1923.

Leading Jewish American organizations (ADL, AJC, AIPAC, and others) had long colluded with Turkey and Israel to deny/diminish the Armenia Genocide and/or actively defeat Armenian Genocide resolutions in the U.S. Congress[1].

For years, Israel has also been guiding Jewish writers to publish falsehoods about Armenia, Artsakh, and Armenians.

The American people and the international community will ultimately not tolerate such hypocrisy.

Consistent with American interests and values, for nearly 30 years America and the American people have generously provided economic, charitable, and political support to Armenia and Artsakh, which also have excellent relations with the European Union.

Armenia participates in NATO’s Partnership for Peace and has supported the U.S. in Afghanistan.

America, the European Union, and NATO must act now, not merely talk, to stop Azeri/Turkish aggression.

Artsakh and Armenia are democracies. Azerbaijan is headed by dictator Ilham Aliyev, and, like Turkey, imprisons political opponents and journalists.

America is now energy independent. It need not sell itself to corporate interests whose only goal is profiting from Azerbaijan’s gas and oil deposits.

Azerbaijan has threatened to bomb Armenia’s Metsamor nuclear power plant, a crime against humanity that would spread radiation throughout the world.

Turkey has now sent jihadist terrorists from Syria, Libya, and elsewhere to Azerbaijan to fight against Armenians[2].

Former ISIS commander Sayf Balud is going to Azerbaijan, courtesy of President Erdogan[3].

This continues Turkey’s practice of supporting terrorist organizations such as ISIS[4].

The U.S. State and Defense Departments as well as Congress should be embarrassed that they have long turned a blind eye to Turkey’s support for terrorists — thereby making a mockery of America’s “Global War on Terror.”

In the early 1990s, Azerbaijan deployed Afghan Mujahedin, Chechen militants, Turkish Grey Wolf neo-fascists, and others to fight Armenians.

Perhaps not surprisingly, given his financial investments in Turkey and deep ties to the corrupt Erdogan family, President Trump is ignoring Turkey’s support for terrorist factions, aggression against Armenians (and others), and illegal use of American-supplied weapons.

Similarly, the Democratic Party and its presidential nominee Joe Biden have said little about Turkish and Azeri aggression against Artsakh/Armenia. This implicitly aligns Mr. Biden and Democrats with President Trump with whom they allegedly disagree on issues involving Turkey and Erdogan.

Artsakh is Armenian

In 1921, the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and Bolsheviks used “divide and rule” tactics to place Artsakh inside Azerbaijan, even though Artsakh was Armenian and Armenians constituted 95% of the population.

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A Sweden Democrats Cap? You Must Die!

The culture-enriching crimes described in the article below are particularly gruesome. Readers who are sensitive to descriptions of brutality are advised not to read the portion of the text that lies below the jump.

The case has a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this piece from Fria Tider. The translator reports that the perpetrator is said to be Sudanese:

“He is a racist, he has an SD cap”: Mohamad’s play before he murdered Tommie Lindh

September 29, 2020

[Photo caption: Abubaker Mohamad Awad mocked and grimaced before police camera when he was arrested after rape and murder. On the right: Shelf in Tommie Lindh’s living room.]

Abubaker Mohamad Awad accused Tommie Lindh of being a racist, because he had an SD [Sweden Democrats] cap in his apartment. He then stabbed the 19-year-old and raped the victim’s girlfriend in the dying Tommie’s blood.

The extensive investigation that the police conducted after the murder of Tommie Lindh in Härnösand on May 10 of this year has now been released.

It appears that the accused, Abubaker Mohamad Awad, just before the murder, had reacted to the fact that Lindh had an SD cap in his apartment where a late party was being held.

The accused 23-year-old had come into the room where Tommie Lindh’s girlfriend slept on several occasions, although she had asked him to leave her alone.

The African finally demanded that the young girl explain why Tommie Lindh had an SD cap on the shelf in the hall.

“And then I explained to Abubaker that Tommie was very involved in politics and thought that it was interesting. He then called Tommie a racist and so on,” the woman said during questioning.

The African then began to accuse the woman of being a racist, and when she said that she wasn’t, he explained that he could not trust her.

“Then he got even angrier. Then he said again if I didn’t stand up, he would kill Tommie and me,” said the rape victim.

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More on the Meat Cleaver Jihad in Paris

I reported last weekend on the meat cleaver mujahid who attacked and seriously wounded two people outside the former offices of the magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Initially said to be an “unaccompanied minor”, it turns out that the would-be shahid is quite a bit older than the age stated on his forged identity papers.

MissPiggy has translated two articles about the incident from the German-language press. Note that under the perp’s real name, the case has a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%.

First, from the Austrian daily Kronen Zeitung:

False Identity — Islamist assassin of Paris lied about age

September 28, 2020

In connection with last week’s Islamist-inspired knife attack in Paris, in which two journalists were seriously injured, investigators have apparently seized exciting evidence on the main suspect’s mobile phone.

The man, who officially came to France as an unaccompanied minor refugee, is said to have lied about his age and assumed a false identity. He is thought not to be 18, but 25 years old.

The investigation is said to have taken a major step forward three days after Friday’s Islamist terrorist attack with the discovery of the attacker’s likely real name. According to a report in Le Monde newspaper, the man sent a video to two people, including a woman, in which he spoke of being “on the way to the Prophet.”

Authorities know the main suspect is Hassan Ali, who was born in 2002 and is believed to be just 18 years old. According to an identity document found by the police on his mobile phone, however, the real name of the man is said to be Zaheer Hassan Mahmood, who was born in 1995 and is already 25 years old. Shortly after the attack, a photo had appeared on the internet that had raised doubts about the true age of the main suspect.

Attackers arrived via Turkey in the Schengen area

According to Le Monde, investigators are in the process of confirming the true identity as well as finding out the personal background and possible contacts of the main suspect. The man is believed to be originally from Pakistan, and entered the Schengen area via Turkey after first passing through Iran.

Terror attack planned as early as June?

At this stage, the suspect’s new surname did not appear to provide any further information about possible radicalisation. According to the police, the only thing that is certain is that Zaheer Hassan Mahmood was in fact on trial under the name Hassan Ali for carrying a prohibited weapon. He had already been caught armed with a butcher’s knife at a Paris train station in June, and not with a screwdriver, as was reported at the time. The Islamist attack took place last Friday in Paris in front of a building where the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo used to have its editorial offices. Nine suspects are now in police custody, including the main Pakistani suspect. The victims of the attack were a man and a woman who work for the production company Premieres Lignes.

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The BBC’s Useless Waffle About “British Islam”

The article is being reposted now because the Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cartoons are in the news again. It was originally published in late January 2015 at LibertyGB, not long after the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

The BBC’s Useless Waffle About “British Islam”

by Michael Copeland

The BBC’s The Battle for British Islam on Panorama could justifiably be re-titled “The Waffle about British Islam”.

The able broadcaster John Ware fronts the investigation. He asks at the beginning,

“Why is it that some Muslims feel justified in killing their fellow citizens in the name of Islam?”

He could have provided the answer straight away from the Manual of Islamic Law, Reliance of the Traveller. This is available as both a book and a free download: anyone online can consult it. It lists, under “Acts that entail leaving Islam” (o8.7), “to revile Allah or his messenger’ (o8.7(4)). The penalty is death. The penalty can be carried out, vigilante style, by anyone without blame or legal consequence “since it is killing someone who deserves to die” (o8.4).

There you have it: in Islamic law any Muslim is authorised to kill without penalty someone (or twelve someones) who reviles Allah or his messenger. It is not that “some Muslims feel justified in killing their fellow citizens in the name of Islam”. It is that all Muslims are entitled to do so under Islamic law. The opening sequence even includes a subtitled recording of a French voice on the telephone (maybe one of the perpetrators: it was not explained) that said exactly that: “If someone offends the Prophet no problem, we can kill him” [it was one of the killers]. The opportunity to use that to explain the Sharia law penalty was missed.

Thereafter the programme could have examined how foreign law, such as Islamic law, which has never been ratified or passed by Parliament, has no standing in Britain or France. It is a simple matter of rules on how we are governed, that is to say, constitutional law. But no, the programme sets forth on a long quest involving terms such as “British Islam”, and “extreme but non-violent ideology” that are not defined.

“A group of British Muslims say they believe they have an answer” says John Ware. Note that they do not say that they have the answer: no, they “believe” they have “an answer”. Here it is:

“An extreme but non-violent ideology helps push Muslims into the arms of violent extremists.”

It is at this point that viewers can begin to wonder whether the documentary-makers had been constricted by rigid “sensitivity” parameters imposed by the Islam-compromised BBC to control the words used and to steer the discussion into abstract “violent extremism”, being sure to emphasise “version”, “interpretation”, and so on. It seems so.

Nowhere does the discussion mention jihad, “warfare to establish the religion” (Manual o9.0). This is odd, as a planned armed attack resulting in twelve killings, and another planned armed attack resulting in five further killings, both qualify as acts of war. These events were not armed robberies: the shooters were not ex-employees with a grudge, or jilted lovers, or insane. The attacks were one system of laws being asserted by force over another in hostile acts of armed supremacism — war. Two of the shooters explained their motivation, loudly proclaiming “We have avenged the prophet”, but this was not mentioned. These were acts of jihad, but viewers were not told that. Had Mr. Ware looked, Jihad is explained in the Manual of Islamic Law.

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Charlie Hebdo’s Motoons Return to the Spotlight

The spotlight of the Islamophobia Observatory is once again trained on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from the French-language Belgian daily La Libre:

“It’s a criminal act”: The reissue of cartoons of Mohammed shocks the Muslim world

The reissue of one of the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in Charlie Hebdo, on the occasion of the trial of the terrorist attacks in January 2015 in France, is “a criminal act,” said the leading Islamic institution Al-Azhar on Wednesday.

“The insistence on the criminal act of republishing the offensive cartoons reinforces the discussion of hate and stirs the emotion of the believers,” said Al-Azhar’s Observatory for the Fight Against Extremism, which also includes a mosque, an academy of study, and one of the oldest Islamic universities in the world. The images of the Prophet are considered to be blasphemy by a number of Muslims around the world.

The trial of the attacks against Charlie Hebdo, the police, and a Jewish market in January 2015 opened Wednesday in Paris. To mark the opening of the trial, Charlie Hebdo brought back one of the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, which had made the satirical weekly a target for the terrorists.

According to the institution based in Cairo, this decision is “an unjustified provocation against “almost two billion Muslims in the world”. Al-Azhar also condemned the attacks in its communiqué, Wednesday, specifying that “Islam abhors every act of violence.”

On January 7,. 2015, the Cherif brothers and Said Kouachi murdered 11 persons in an attack against the editorial staff of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, taking flight by killing one police officer. The next day, Amedy Coulibaly — who had associated with Cherif Kouachi in prison — murdered a policewoman near Paris before executing four Jewish men on January 9 during the hostage-taking at the Hyper Cacher Store. This trail of death ended with the deaths of the three jihadists during a double assault by police, almost simultaneously, in the store and in a printing house where the Charlie Hebdo killers had taken refuge.

Turkey condemns the republication of cartoons by Charlie Hebdo

On Wednesday, Turkey condemned the republication of the Mohammed cartoons by the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and criticized President Emmanuel Macron for defending the right of blasphemy, within the context of strong tensions between Ankara and Paris. “We strongly condemn the decision of Charlie Hebdo to republish the disrespectful cartoons against our religion and our Prophet,” stated the spokesperson for the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a communiqué.

Ankara also criticized President Emmanuel Macron for defending “the freedom of blasphemy” Tuesday, stating that it was “inadmissible” to justify the publication of the controversial cartoons in the name of liberty of expression.

There Will Be More Killings

The following article by Michael Copeland was originally published in May 2014 at LibertyGB.

There Will Be More Killings

by Michael Copeland

There will be more killings. It is an uncomfortable prospect, but it is there. We need to face it squarely and honestly. There is no mileage in shying away, cocooned in wishful thinking. When, in the 1930s, a politician sounded warnings about Mr. Hitler in Germany, nobody wanted to know. People were all too unwilling to contemplate yet further conflict so soon after the dreadful Great War. They were pre-occupied with raising their families in difficult circumstances, thinking about precious holidays, and trying to forget the ghastly experiences of twenty years earlier. Mr. Hitler was abroad: he did not concern them. The politician was left marginalized, a voice in the wilderness. He was Winston Churchill.

Soldier Lee Rigby was butchered in broad daylight in an Islamic jihad killing, the perpetrator explaining “The Koran forces us in Sura At Tawba…” Remember, the Koran is not arranged in date order. That “Sura”, or chapter, Chapter 9, being the latest, overrides and “abrogates” all the peaceful verses elsewhere. Verse 5 commands “Kill the unbelievers wherever you meet them.” The Woolwich killing was not “a betrayal of Islam”, as claimed in a monumental failure by David Cameron and Judge Sweeney. It was an obedient fulfillment of that command. “Muslims must kill non-believers wherever they are unless they convert to Islam,” said Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt, the highest Muslim religious authority in the world (Citizen Warrior, October 2010). He follows the same source text.

The Woolwich killer, Mujahid Abu Hamza, a convert to Islam, had studied his Koran: he listed on a piece of paper a selection of verses that authorised him, and handed it to an onlooker. Those commands are ongoing, “valid from eternity to eternity” (Sam Solomon, former professor of Sharia law), and “true … universal and trans-time” (North London Central Mosque). Because they are in the Koran they form part of Islamic law. One who denies any verse is to be killed (Manual of Islamic Law o8.7(7)). The killing can be carried out, vigilante style, by anyone without penalty “since it is killing someone who deserves to die” (Manual o8.4). “You people will never be safe,” said the killer, a warning repeated since by one of his fellows.

We can expect other Koran-fulfilling Muslims to be driving around with weapons in their cars. One such carload was discovered completely by chance when police stopped a car with Muslim Men in it one summer Saturday in 2012: the computer had alerted them it was uninsured. The car was impounded, but rather too casually left uninspected until the following Monday, when bombs, knives and guns were found in it.

The occupants had intended to jihad-bomb an English Defence League demonstration in Dewsbury, targeting Tommy Robinson, and using the weapons to attack those fleeing. The demonstration had ended early, so their purpose was unfulfilled. The car’s keeper had in fact remembered to insure the car: inadvertently he had mistyped the reference number in his application. Thus, quite by chance, a Boston Marathon-type jihad bombing was avoided, and, quite by another chance, the six jihad-bomb conspirators were discovered.

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The Senegalese Bus-Burner Gets 24 Years

In March of 2019 I reported on a culture-enricher named Ousseynou Sy, who hijacked a bus full of schoolchildren near Milan and attempted to set it on fire. Fortunately the carabinieri were promptly notified and the children were rescued.

Mr. Sy has finally had his day in court, and has been sentenced to 24 years in prison. It’s interesting to note that he, like the beheader of Wilma in Sweden, has been examined by forensic experts and deemed to be sane. Are we perhaps seeing the reversal of a years-long European trend of identifying jihadists as suffering from mental illness? Two cases are not enough to confirm a pattern, so I’ll keep an eye out for more.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from Il Giornale:

Bus hijacked on the Paullese road, Ousseynou Sy sentenced: “It was terrorism”

The driver of the bus hijacked on the Paullese road last March has been sentenced to 24 years in prison by the court in Milan: “It was terrorism”.

The hijacking of the bus

The knife, the gasoline on the upholstery, and the flames among the seats of the school bus. Then the desperate cries of the students, and, finally, the squads of Carabinieri who rushed with sirens blaring to the place of the report. It all happened in a handful of thrilling minutes that morning of March 20 2019. It took little for Ousseynou Sy, 47, from Senegal, to follow up on his delusional madness of’ “avenging the deaths at sea”. That is how he took it with 51 very young students from the Vailati di Crema School, threatening to set the vehicle on fire along with two teachers and a caretaker. The foreigner, assigned to drive the vehicle on that occasion, didn’t think twice: He emptied a container of gasoline along the aisle between the seats, then set the fire with a lighter. But his evil plan soon ended in failure, sent up in smoke by the shrewdness of a courageous student who succeeded in calling 112, assuring the salvation of his school companions. Intercepted by police, in proximity of the interchange of Peschiera Borromeo on the provincial Paullese road, the suspect was immediately arrested on a charge of kidnapping and attempted terrorist attack.

Condemned to 24 years for terrorism

The sentence of the court of Milan was handed down in the early afternoon of Wednesday, July 15 2020, in which the Senegalese driver received 24 years in prison. The judge accepted the thesis of public prosecutors
Luca Poniz and Alberto Nobili, who, in previous hearings, had asked for a change in the offense the 47-year-old was charged with, from “kidnapping” to “kidnapping with terrorist intent”. According to the Corriere della Sera, the court recognized general mitigating factors and banned him from public offices. Provisional compensation of €25,000 was recognized for each of the children, victims of the attack, who together with their respective parents, constituted a civil part of the trial.

Mental illness rejected

The psychiatric examination requested by the Milan court, and performed by forensic experts Renato Ariatti and Franco Martelli, excluded that Ousseynou Sy suffers from mental illness. In the first instance, the 47-year-old had presented himself as crazy, justifying committing his madness with inconsistent motivations. “I see many mothers here,” he had stated in the course of the first hearing. “I ask you to consider the children dead in the sea. I did this gesture for them.” But for the judges who passed the sentence of 24 years imprisonment, “Sy is not affected by mental illness.”

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