ISLAM WATCH - Page 2
Muslim Nurses Refuse To Wash Hands Before Operations, Say It ‘Compromises their modesty’ |
'Muslim nurses in the UK were just granted the right to practice medical procedures—without washing their hands first.
The demand first derived from Islamic Sharia Law.
Muslim nurses feared that washing their hands in the operating room, “compromises their modesty.”
Of course, medical experts argued that not practicing proper sanitation before a procedure compromises the safety of patients instead.
What do you think? Should Sharia Law overrule safety?'
Syrian Qaida chief warns of anti-West attacks
In an audio message posted on the Internet, Abu Mohammad al-Jolani, who heads Al-Nusra Front in Syria, addressed citizens 'in America and Europe' and called on them to stand against their governments.
'Your leaders will not pay the price for the war alone, you will pay the higher price,' Jolani warned, in his first speech since the coalition launched strikes on Syria earlier this week.
The coalition has carried out daily air strikes since Tuesday against IS and Al-Nusra Front in Syria.
Failure to stop these strikes 'will transfer the battle to your very homes,' Jolani said.
Jolani did not say elaborate.
But he said: 'People of America and Europe, what have you gained from your war against Muslims and jihadists except tragedies and pain brought on your countries and children?'.
Pick Your Jihad; Pick Your Infidel
The rise of Islamic extremism is not new. It is not a surprise. The mission of jihadists has been clearly broadcast for years:
The Hamas Charter was drafted in 1988. It mentions the word “jihad” 36 times in the charter. Its enemy is spelled out clearly: Jews.
“In order to face the usurpation of Palestine by the Jews,
we have no escape from raising the banner of Jihad.”
“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it”
Jew/s/ish is mentioned 12 times in its charter. “Zion/ism/ist” is mentioned 20 times.
Hamas was democratically elected by the Palestinian people in 2006 to carry out a war against the Jews and to destroy Israel. The attacks against Israel in the summer of 2014 were a consistent part of its mission.
Al Qaeda did not suddenly appear on 9/11/2001. In 1998, it stated its goal of killing all Americans:
“we issue the following fatwa to all Muslims:
The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies — civilians and military –
is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it
in any country in which it is possible to do it”
Al Qaeda has not backed down on its pledge while the US has enlisted the world support to defeat the group.
The kidnapping of over 200 Christian girls in Nigeria in April 2014 shocked the world. Boko Haram made no secret of its targeted enemy a few years earlier: Christians.
“The Nigerian state and Christians are our enemies and we will be launching attacks on the Nigerian state and its security apparatus as well as churches until we achieve our goal of establishing an Islamic state in place of the secular state.” The world has tweeted its support to bring back the girls and has provided support to find the attackers.
Many extremist groups continue to operate around the MENA region: Al-Shabaab, ISIS and Khorasan are only a few. Their aims are clear. Their path is jihad. Only the name of the infidel changes based on where the jihadists operate.
What is the world reaction to each of these extremist groups? Is the global community clear in its response?
A few years ago, the United Nations established an anti-terrorism unit. Its directive has noble goals for combating terrorism such as stopping the flow of funds and people to these groups. However, the committee has not been clear about who the terrorists are, as it only mentions Al-Qaeda and the Taliban as terrorist groups. These other jihadists could thereby escape sanctions.
Jihad is Jihad. Terrorism is Terrorism. The world must unite to stop it. The goal must be clear and unequivocal.
The Jihadists are.
ISIS Releases Audio Broadcast Calling on All Muslims Around the World to Begin Murdering Non-Muslims
“If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State … kill him in any manner or way however it may be,” said Adnani.
Obama’s Faustian pact with the Saudis
The Financial Times
September 28, 2014
By Edward Luce
By suffocating freedom, Saudi Arabia multiplies the supply of recruits for groups such as Isis...
Islam in the Rear-View Mirror
by Salim Mansur • September 29, 2014 at 5:00 am
Broadly speaking, the struggle within Islam is between Muslims who embrace the values of the modern world in terms of freedom, individual rights, gender equality and democracy on the one side, and Muslims opposing these values and insisting on a Sharia-based legal system on the other. Any Muslim who even questions this version of Islam they refer to as a heretic or, worse, an apostate to be killed.
For Muslims who embrace modernity, Islam is a matter of personal belief, not a political system.
A reformed Islam -- greatly desired and sought after by swelling numbers of Muslims -- cannot succeed without the support of non-Muslims.
Denmark: Christians flee Muslim-dominated areas, “They tell me I ought to be stoned to death”
'Christians with Middle Eastern backgrounds in Denmark experience harassment, verbal attacks and in some cases direct violence from Muslims. TV2 News has been in contact with a number of Christians here in Denmark who tell of violent experiences.
Jojo was born in Denmark of Lebanese parents. She lived in Gellerupparken (a major Muslim area) until she was eight.
One day she sat in her car in Nørrebro (a Muslim-dominated area in Copenhagen). Seven young people with Arab background surrounded the car. One of them put his foot up on the hood and stared at her.
“Do you think I’m looking at you, you fucking ugly whore. Try to see what clothes you wear, bitch,” he said to Jojo, who dresses as Danish women do: shorts and a t-shirt in the summer.
Then he noticed the cross around her neck.
“Well, you have a cross on — then you are also a Christian fucking whore. Do you know what we do to people like you? Do you know what we do to people like you? You get stoned,” he screamed. …'
America is handing the region to Iran instead of arming the Kurds to defeat IS
by SHERKOH ABBAS | i24news - See beyond
'After having its “head” dunked in the truth of Islamism, the Obama Administration seems to prefer to drown in its failed anti-Bush pacifism.
Everyone knows the most reliably pro-American military in the Syria-Iraq region is the Peshmerga, yet American arms have not been provided to these Kurds, nor has their justified nationalist aspiration been acknowledged, let alone endorsed.
Instead, America is handing the region to Iran (enhancing its nuclear ambitions), accommodating resurrected Turkish dreams of a worldwide caliphate (transcending its “sultanate”), and failing to enlist necessary support from Wahhabist Saudi Arabia (reinforcing its ideological outreach).
Indeed, America can't find anyone to provide the “boots on the ground” that can begin to match the burgeoning Islamic Army, threatening to conquer the American Homeland… and everything in between.'
German police raid flats, mosque over suspected ISIS ties
- Al Arabiya News
'German authorities raided a mosque, an Islamic community center and radical Islamists’ flats in cities across Germany on Tuesday on suspicion of having connections to militants in Syria.
The suspects, belonging to the ultra-conservative Salafist movement, are aged between 23 and 36 and police believe they were planning a violent attack although they made no arrests.
“We will not stand by and watch as the terrorist Islamic State [of Iraq and Syria] death squads in Syria and Iraq get support from Germany,” Joachim Herrmann, interior minister for the southern state of Bavaria, told reporters after detailing the raids.'
Turkey: What Ally?
by Burak Bekdil
The Turkish government 'frankly worked' with the al-Nusrah Front, the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, along with other terrorist groups.
The Financial Task Force, an international body setting the standards for combating terrorist financing, ruled that Turkey should remain in its 'gray list.'
While NATO wishes to reinforce its outreach to democracies such as Australia and Japan, Turkey is trying to forge wider partnerships with the Arab world, Russia, China, Central Asia, China, Africa and -- and with a bunch of terrorist organizations, including Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, Ahrar al-Sham and the al-Nusrah Front.
Being NATO's only Muslim member was fine. Being NATO's only Islamist member ideologically attached to the Muslim Brotherhood is quite another thing.
Switzerland: Land of Jihad
by Soeren Kern • September 26, 2014 at 5:00 am
Al-Qaeda will once again become legal in Switzerland in 2015 because a further extension of the ban of the group is not possible under Swiss Law.
'[It is] debatable whether Switzerland possesses an adequate legal framework to mitigate this [jihadist] threat.' Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point.
Another factor obstructing an official ban appears to be bureaucratic confusion. Swiss authorities are impeding progress by 'blocking' each other. Berner Zeitung
If the NDB's estimates are correct, they would imply that—in terms of percentage—there are now more Swiss jihadists in Syria than French jihadists, even though France has the largest Muslim population in Europe.
'IS shows us that modern terror threats can only be combatted through prevention.' Thomas Hurter, President of the National Security Commission.
Swiss lawmakers have filed a motion calling on the Swiss Parliament formally to ban the jihadist group Islamic State [IS] from operating in Switzerland.
The measure—signed by more than 40 politicians from across the political spectrum—is in response to new revelations that the IS has established a network of cells inside Switzerland to raise money and recruit fighters for the jihad in Syria and Iraq.
The jihadist cells are primarily focused on providing financial, logistical and propaganda support to help the IS establish an Islamic theocracy in the Middle East, according to a report published by the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) on September 21.
But terrorism analysts are warning that the cells could easily be used to perpetrate terror attacks inside Switzerland.
According to the NZZ, Swiss authorities are investigating at least three Iraqi nationals who are the alleged ringleaders of IS activities in Switzerland.