Sunday, September 28, 2014

Oaklahoma Woman BEHEADED by Jihadi Convert

Police spokesman Jeremy Lewis told a press conference that Nolen's colleagues had said "he recently started trying to convert several employees to the Muslim religion".
However, it is not clear if his beliefs had any link to the attack. The FBI is also investigating the incident. [emphasis mine]

 Oklahoma Beheading: Fired Man's Knife Rampage

The suspect, who had just lost his job, was stabbing a second female employee when he was shot by the boss.

Alton Nolen Pic: Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Video: Nolen in a previous mugshot. Pic: Oklahoma Department of Corrections
A man who had just been sacked at an Oklahoma food plant decapitated one female worker and stabbed another before he was shot and wounded by the boss.
Police said Alton Nolen, 30, was "angry" after losing his job when he launched into a knife rampage at Vaughan Foods in Moore on Thursday afternoon.
Mark Vaughan, chief operating officer of the business and also a reserve police officer, is being hailed as a hero after he shot Nolen while the suspect was stabbing a second woman.
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The scene outside the plant in the aftermath of the attack
Authorities say it appears Nolen targeted the workers at random.
The attack began at about 4pm when he went to the car park and drove his vehicle to the front of the warehouse where he hit another car. 
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Nolen then walked through the main entrance and began his rampage.
Police spokesman Jeremy Lewis told a press conference that Nolen's colleagues had said "he recently started trying to convert several employees to the Muslim religion".
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However, it is not clear if his beliefs had any link to the attack. The FBI is also investigating the incident.
The first victim has been identified as 54-year-old Colleen Hufford.
Mr Lewis told Friday morning's press conference: "He did kill Colleen and he did sever her head."
Nolen and the second victim, 43-year-old Traci Johnson, are both in a stable condition in hospital, said police.
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Mr Lewis praised Mr Vaughn's swift action.
"It could have gotten a lot worse," he said. "This guy (Nolen) was definitely not going to stop."
There were said to be several hundred employees inside the warehouse at the time of the attack.
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According to the state department of corrections, Nolen was convicted in 2011 of marijuana possession, intent to distribute cocaine, escape from detention and assault on a police officer.
Vaughan Foods spokeswoman Danielle Katcher said everyone at the company was "shocked and deeply saddened" by Thursday's attack.
Pic: KWTV/KOTV - Police say Alton Nolan beheaded a woman at the Vaughan Foods processing plant in Moore on Thursday, 25 September 2014
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the team member we lost and all those affected," said her statement.
Employees would be offered counselling, she added.

Sharia in Action: Women's Rights Activist Tortured and Killed by IS in Iraq

Sameera Salih Ali al-Nuaimy, a lawyer, was seized from her home by Islamic State fighters last week and tortured for several days before a masked firing squad executed her in public on Monday.

Her crime?  Apostasy.

Ms. Nuaimy had posted comments on her Facebook page condemning the “barbaric” bombing and destroying of mosques and shrines in Mosul, a northern Iraqi city, by the Islamic State, the militant group also known as ISIS or ISIL. She was convicted of apostasy by a “so-called court,” Mr. Zeid said, adding that her family had been barred from giving her a funeral.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Death Threats to Muslim for Inviting Women and Gays to Mosque

No wonder we never hear from more moderate Muslims who want to reform Islam.  This is what happens:

Muslim academic gets death threats over women and gay-friendly mosque

Muslim behind Cape Town's Open Mosque project, where women will lead prayers and gays will be welcome, receives death threats

Muslim academic Taj Hargey
Muslim academic Taj Hargey Photo: Eddie Mulholland/The Telegraph
A Muslim academic is vowing to push ahead with the launch of his woman and gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats.
Taj Hargey, director of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford, a group of "forward thinking" Muslims, said his Open Mosque will welcome all genders, religions and sexual orientations when it opens in Wynberg, a Cape Town suburb, on Friday.
"You enter the mosque, do I ask you the question who did you sleep with last night? No. It's not my business who you slept with," said Mr Hargey, a native of Cape Town.
"Women will enter the same doors as men, women will take part in the service" said the 60-year-old. "This is the first time you'll see men and women praying together."
Mr Hargey says the Open Mosque, that has been in development for two years, is designed to counter growing Islamic radicalism in Africa.

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"South Africans have become Arabised, they think they must wear the burka, must have face masks, that men must wear pyjama dresses," said Mr Hargey. "They think that is the only version of Islam."
With over 300 people expected to attend the first service, Mr Hargey, who has caused a similar uproar in Britain when he called on Muslims to ban the burka, says the response to the Open Mosque has ranged from ecstatic to apoplectic. "A 77-year-old grandmother just called me and said: 'All my life I've been waiting for this, for the first time I can go to a mosque and be warmly welcome,'" he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Hargey says he has received "a lot of death threats".
The Muslim Judicial Council, a non-profit religious advocacy group, said it was investigating the Open Mosque, telling to The Telegraph in an email it was "in the process of investigating the policy and objectives of the mosque".
Last week, the deputy president of the Muslim Judicial Council praised the Muslim community for their "vigilance".
"We see and feel the anxiousness in our community," said the council's deputy president Riad Fataar, to local radio station The Voice of the Cape.
Mr Fataar added that the Muslim Judicial Council would not consider the Open Mosque a proper place of prayer.
"We see in the newspaper clippings and the messages that this is a place of worship but we can't call it a mosque," he said. "But again we cannot make a complete statement until we have all the facts."

Saturday, September 6, 2014

12 min video: Ex-Muslim and son of imam: Islamic State following "steps of Islam's prophet Muhammad to the letter"

Former Muslim, "Brother Rachid", too uncomfortable to publicly confess his last name "because Islam is a religion of peace", speaks candidly about his former cult-membership and how ISIL is lock-stepping the Qu'ran's myriad teachings to kill the kafir (that's you and me, as well as Muslims deemed "not Muslim enough").

If Islamic terror organizations, ie., ISIL, Boko Haram, Al Shabab, Hamas, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood, etc. are not confronted and destroyed, then eventually they will confront and destroy us, the West.

Kudos to this brave man for daring to speak the truth about ISIL.  In doing so, he risks vigilante retaliation, which is also religiously commanded:

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Woman Stoned to Death in Syria for 'Adultery'

Oftentimes, 'adultery' is code for being raped.  According to the Sharia (Islamic law), a woman must have four male witnesses to confirm a rape has taken place.  If the witnesses can't be produced and the rapist is not charged, then this leaves the victim in a horrible predicament of having just confessed to illicit sexual intercourse. Death is the punishment (hudud).

This is normative, mainstream Sharia as applied in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Sudan.

From the Yahoo article:

"The Islamic State group has "imposed incredibly restrictive rules on the civilian population which have served to make women and girls particularly vulnerable and to quite clearly discriminate against them," she said, adding that the reports of the stoning were the first the group had received out of Syria."

BEIRUT (AP) — A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the sentence: Stoning to death for the alleged adulteress.
None in the crowd stepped forward, said a witness to the event in a northern Syrian city. So the jihadi fighters, mostly foreign extremists, did it themselves, pelting Faddah Ahmad with stones until her body was dragged away.
"Even when she was hit with stones she did not scream or move," said an opposition activist who said he witnessed the stoning near the football stadium and the Bajaa garden in the city of Raqqa, the main Syrian stronghold of the Islamic State group.
The July 18 stoning was the second in a span of 24 hours. A day earlier, 26-year-old Shamseh Abdullah was killed in a similar way in the nearby town of Tabqa by Islamic State fighters. Both were accused of having sex outside marriage.
The killings were the first of their kind in rebel-held northern Syria, where jihadis from the Islamic State group have seized large swaths of territory, terrorizing residents with their strict interpretation of Islamic law, including beheadings and cutting off the hands of thieves. The jihadis recently tied a 14-year-old boy to a cross-like structure and left him for several hours in the scorching summer sun before bringing him down -- punishment for not fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The group has also brutalized Shiite Muslims and others whom it views as apostates. In neighboring Iraq, Islamic State militants have driven members of the Yazidi religious minority out of a string of towns and villages. Thousands of the fleeing Yazidis have been stranded on a mountaintop for days, a humanitarian crisis that prompted the U.S. to airlift aid to them this week.
On Friday, Kamil Amin, the spokesman for Iraq's Human Rights Ministry, said hundreds of Yazidi women under the age of 35 are being held by the Islamic State group in schools in Iraq's second largest city Mosul, which the militants captured in June.
The stonings in Syria last month were not widely publicized at the time, but in the following days three photographs appeared online which appeared to document the grisly spectacle and were consistent with other AP reporting.
The pictures posted on a newly-created Twitter account showed dozens of people gathered in a square, a cleric reading a verdict through a loudspeaker and several bearded men with automatic rifles either carrying or collecting stones.
"A married woman being stoned in the presence of some believers," read the caption of the photographs on the Twitter account, which has since been suspended.
Abu Ibrahim Raqqawi, the activist who witnessed Ahmad's stoning, said locals where angry to see foreign fighters impose their will on the community.
"People were shocked and couldn't understand what was going on. Many were disturbed by the idea that Saudis and Tunisians were issuing (such) orders," he said in an interview via Skype. Ahmad, he said, appeared unconscious, and he had overheard that she was earlier taken to a hospital where she was given anesthesia.
The stoning took place after dark, he said, at about 11 p.m. He could not see blood on the body because of the black clothes she was wearing. Ahmad did not scream or shake, and died silently. "They then took the dead body in one of their cars and left," he said.
The two cases were first reported by the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which collects information through a network of activists around the country. Bassam Al-Ahmad, a spokesman for the Violations Documentation Center, a Syrian group that tracks human rights violations, also confirmed the stoning.
An activist based in the northern province of Idlib, who collects information from other activists in northern Syria, said Ahmad was a widow. A man who asked to be identified as Asad for fear of repercussions, said that in the other stoning, in Tabqa, residents also refused to take part, and that the act was carried out by Islamic State members.
The U.S. Embassy in Syria, in a statement posted on its Twitter account, condemned the "barbaric stoning" of a woman in Tabqa.
International human rights groups did not report the stoning, and Human Rights Watch said it had no independent confirmation.
"It is a very worrying trend if true," said Human Rights Watch researcher Lama Fakih.
The Islamic State group has "imposed incredibly restrictive rules on the civilian population which have served to make women and girls particularly vulnerable and to quite clearly discriminate against them," she said, adding that the reports of the stoning were the first the group had received out of Syria.
"This is just a more sort of extreme manifestation of those restrictive rules which are all in violation of international" human rights law, she said.
Such acts have alarmed members of mainstream Syrian opposition groups fighting to remove President Bashar Assad from power since 2011.
"These behaviors have nothing to do with the nature and mentality of Syrian society," said Abdelbaset Sieda, a senior member of the main Western-backed Syrian National Coalition. He said the group had no official confirmation of the stoning cases although he did not rule it out. "We expect such acts to be carried out by the Islamic State," he said.
The Hazm Movement, another rebel group active in northern Syria, said the stonings did take place. It added that such acts "contradict the principals of the revolution" and encourage the world to refrain from giving any support to the rebels.
"The world should know that every day they delay real support to active moderate groups is direct support to extremist factions," the group said in response to written questions from The Associated Press.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

"These are our sisters" Sarasota/Manatee NOW Rally

On Thursday, May 15, 2014 about 15 of us from Sarasota/Manatee NOW gathered in downtown Sarasota with a strong message for our community:  the jihad on women must stop!  We waved signs, chanted slogans and fielded questions from curious passersby.  Many drivers honked as they passed and gave us the thumbs up, male and female alike.

We were there to stand in solidarity with our African sisters. A month ago, thuggish jihadists who call themselves "Western education is forbidden," aka Boko Haram, kidnapped over 300 schoolgirls from a Nigerian boarding school and threatened on video to sell them into sexual slavery.

What better organization to start pushing back against this global jihad on women than the National Organization for Women?

For more information, see our earlier Press Release and Information Sheet.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bill Maher links Boko Haram kidnappings to Islam

On May 9, 2014, Bill Maher discussed Boko Haram and focused on what he believed was the most important aspect of the story: the religion of Islam itself influences this kind of brutality and is therefore a serious problem.

"There is no mention here of connecting this to the religion, which is always what I am seeking to do, because I think that's the elephant in the room.  And in that religion at large, women are seen as property, second-class at best, often as property.  Shouldn't that be brought to light in this debate as well?"
Women are treated as if they were property because that is how they are defined by Islam. For example, if a young girl runs away from home to marry her true love, she has in effect stolen the property that is herself from her family and the family will often try to kill her to negate the theft and to assuage the shame and humiliation suffered by the family for not being in full control of their daughter’s body as is required by Islam. In this way, Islamic doctrine is utterly materialistic and control of the body is everything. 

Here is the full video: