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READY TO STRIKE: ISIS has flooded Europe with 1,500 highly-trained terrorists ‘ready to launch attacks’, chilling EU report claims

(THE SUN) — An estimated 5,000 European ISIS fanatics went to Syria and Iraq and 15 to 20 per cent of them died on the battlefield.

Around 30 to 35 per cent have returned with “specific missions,” while the other half remained in the battle theater – which amounted to between 2,000 and 2,500 Europeans.

This means as many as 1,750 may have returned, based on the percentages listed in the report which EU counter-terrorism coordinator Gilles de Kerchove will present to EU interior ministers on Friday.

The report said there were two types of ‘foreign terrorist fighters’ returning.

Around a third of the estimated 5,000 European jihadists have returned to Europe – some may have ‘orders to attack’

Earlier this year, three coordinated suicide bombings occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek metro station in central Brussels
Last month Belgium expressed concern that jihadists were increasingly returning to Europe

Last month Belgium expressed concern that jihadists were increasingly returning to Europe

It warned: “It is important to share information on returnees who are already back in Europe, those that are in transit and … (those) still in the conflict zone.”

“There are largely two categories of returnees: those in the majority who will drift back and those who will be sent back on specific missions, which are of most concern.”

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ISIS declares WAR on Trump’s inauguration day calling it ‘BLOODY FRIDAY’

(UK EXPRESS) — ISLAMIC STATE is planning a ‘Bloody Friday’ assault on the SAME DAY as Donald Trump is inaugurated as US president, it can be revealed.

And the Islamic terror organization is reported to have recruited a number of new English speaking operatives in recent months in a major bid to communicate messages ahead of the event.

US special forces will be on high alert when Mr Trump takes over as 45th President of the United States on Friday, January 20, 2017, in Washington, DC.

But security analysts have been following communications between members of the group who are planning large scale attacks on that day, it has been claimed.

According to reports ISIS has expanded production of special editions of official videos with English subtitles in recent weeks and with a view to reinforcing targets on US soil.

And their ISIS-linked Amaq Agency Telegram channels have resumed posting on social networks after they were went temporarily offline following a terror attack in the US last Monday.

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Islamic State may use car bombs in Europe, Europol warns

(BREITBART) — Terror organizations including Islamic State are evolving their strategies to attack more soft targets, and may expand their repertoire to the use of car bombs in Europe, Europol has warned.

Islamic State is likely to launch more attacks in Europe as several dozen militants are known to be within the member states, while more may arrive as the jihadist group loses ground in Syria and Iraq, Europol has said in a report.

But whereas previous attacks have utilized firearms or explosives carried on the person, future attacks may adopt methods, such as car bombs, which have previously only been seen in the Middle East.

Islamic State is known to have deployed car bombs in the villages around Mosul over the last few months in a bid to hold the city against approaching Iraqi and Kurdish forces, while further afield the Islamic terror group al-Shabaab were able to slaughter 60 Kenyan peacekeeping troops at an African Union base in Somalia in January after using a car bomb to demolish an exterior wall.

There are indications that European based terrorists are already adopting the method: in September, French police arrested two suspects after a car containing several gas cylinders was found abandoned near the Notre Dame cathedral in central Paris.

Europol director Rob Wainwright said that the scale of the threat proved the need for greater collaboration between states in tackling terrorism.

“The last two years have seen a number of jihadist attacks, several of which have caused mass casualties,” he said. “The scale of this threat has been widely acknowledged in Europe, triggering an intensified cooperation between police and security services across the continent leading to an increase of arrests and plots foiled before terror attacks could be carried out.

“Nevertheless today’s report shows that the threat is still high and includes diverse components which can be only tackled by even better collaboration.”

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Palestinian cleric: Destroy Israel with nukes, then spread Islam globally

(THE TOWER) — A Palestinian sheikh at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque urged “the nation of Islam” to overthrow Muslim rulers, eliminate Israel with nuclear strikes, then spread Islam globally in an address posted online last week.

“The Muslims’ reaction to Trump’s victory was: ‘Hopefully, he will destroy [the U.S.] and sit on its ruins. May he engage in nuclear wars, from which [the Muslims] will emerge intact.’ This is not how things go,” said Sheikh Abd Al-Salam Abu Al-Izz, according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

“What is supposed to happen is that the nation of Islam will rise, and take its matters into its own hands. It should assume control and command over its armies. It should get rid of the governments, kings, sultans, sheikhs, and emirs. It should toss them into the garbage bin of history. It does not matter whether we hang them on the gallows or not. What matters is that we should kick them out and move forward,” he added.

“We should take the armies and the weapons from them. We should take the Pakistani nuclear weapons from those criminals, and use them in the service of Islam. We should take these armies, and eliminate the state of the Jews in one or two strikes, and then bring Islam everywhere in the world.”

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Muslim Leader in US: “Islam is not here to Integrate. Islam is here to Dominate”

(FREEDOM OUTPOST) — By Tim Brown

At least there is one Muslim in America who is open and honest about what Islam is and what it is here for. No taqiyya, no mincing of words. Islam is here to dominate.

Haitham Ibn Thbait, of the American chapter of Hizb Ut-Tahrir, told American Muslims earlier this year that Islam was not here to integrate, but rather to dominate.

“The Prophet said: ‘There is no god but Allah,’ said Thbait. “Instead the [elites of Mecca] rejected. They offered the Prophet wealth, status, and political representation – a seat on the executive branch within Mecca’s secular order – all to avoid this statement and its implications. Yet he rejected their offers and continued his journey towards radical change, providing us with step-by-step instructions on how to make this religion supreme.”

“The elites of Mecca would use every possible measure to coerce or contain Muhammad’s call for change within specific parameters,” he added. “Those parameters would permit the changing of anything that did not threaten their system and infringe on their power. But this message is not here to integrate. It is here to dominate. Islam is here to dominate! This was an ideological struggle, the sole purpose of which was to organize Man’s affairs in accordance with a system revealed by Allah.”

“There was no room for compromise,” Thbait continued. “Instead Allah revealed to the Prophet, saying: ‘Proclaim openly, as commanded, and turn away from those who associate others with Allah.’ ‘Proclaim openly, as commanded by Allah’ – this is our activism. It is free of polytheism, the polytheism of a secular system. Activism within a flawed infidel system is forbidden.”

There is definitely a problem with polytheism in our land, but Islam will not help that since it is a flawed ideology that thrives on death, not life, and because it is an antichrist religion at its heart.

He then said:

You cannot raise your hands to Allah, while extending your hands to men for legislation. Every four years, you do just that. Muslims are pressured to get out there and vote, believing somehow that their insignificant numbers have an impact. The effort to get Muslims out there to vote has never been about their significance. It is part of an effort to assimilate Muslims.

They have tricked Muslims into voting for Clinton, who went on to starve half a million children in Iraq to death. They tricked Muslims into voting for Bush, who went on to bomb two Muslim countries and kill millions. And they went on to trick Muslims to vote for Obama, who bombed seven Muslim countries and killed millions.

The argument used was always the “lesser of evils.” So now, killing millions of Muslims is a “lesser evil.” “What is the matter with you? How do you judge?” [Quran 68:36] The ballots have brought you nothing but disgrace, and have soaked you with the blood of your Muslim brothers and sisters. The problem with their system is not the scores of dead. It is deeper than that. It is their secular faith. It is in direct opposition with our creed, when Allah says: “Legislation belongs to none other than Allah.”

Muhammad and his companions established for us a political system where sovereignty belongs to Allah and not to the elites, where politics meant caring for the affairs of Mankind, not only the elites, where da’wa was conveyed to the whole of society, not only to the oppressed and excluding the elites. This system was not for the 99% or the 1%. This system was for the 100%. For those of us in the West, Allah granted us the opportunity to be amidst a people so misinformed that the truth we offer will resonate. Our voice is our greatest weapon, and our silence is our worst enemy.

They want to entice you and intimidate you into embracing their way of life. They want to change our Islam We are not their puppets. We are a cure and a mercy. We carry a comprehensive system of solutions for Mankind, and we should act accordingly. Muslims in the West are a part of this struggle. We should not underestimate our impact in this global effort. We need to be honest about who we are, what our global program is, and advocate for the system of Islam, wherever we may be, and explain it to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Don’t fall into the electoral trap.

Some of what he says is true. This idea of being used is very true, not only of Muslims, but of many in our society. However, Islam does not offer truth. It offers lies. As for killing Muslims, perhaps one should follow the blood trail left by Islam, not just in this century, but in the previous nine!

While I do admire his conviction, it’s placed in the wrong thing. I wish more Christians understood their divine mandate and obeyed it (Matthew 28:19-20). I wish they understood that Christians are ambassadors for King Jesus and that He is dominating the world through the message we are to be teaching others (1 Corinthians 15).

Sadly, American Christians many times can’t even get the basics of the Gospel right. It is because we have lost our saltiness that we are being trampled underfoot in America (Matthew 5:13). May God renew us, even as He did Samson (Judges 16:28), and either cause our enemies to bow to Him or destroy them before us.

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Former Muslims of Norway form group, speak out against Islam

(SPEISA) — On Thursday night, Ex-Muslim of Norway showcased their work and the need for ex-Muslims in the public debate in Norway – and the rest of the world.

– It is the first time we have a public meeting. We want to explain why we have started the association and what we stand for. And to say a little about the kind of challenges we face, both in Norway and elsewhere. We want to normalize criticism of Islam and normalize leaving Islam, says Cemal Yucel Knudsen (pictured) to Nettavisen.

Cemal Yucel Knudsen comes from Turkey and has Kurdish origin. He is a former Islamist and was active in the youth branch of Milli Gorus in Turkey. He is now an ex-Muslim, atheist, social commentator, leader and founder of EX-MN.

Lily Bandehy (pictured) is a refugee from the Islamic regime in Iran. She is deputy leader of EX-MN, an author, feminist, social commentator and Islam critic, with her own blog.

Walid al-Kubaisi is a refugee from Iraq and a board member of EX-MN, author, journalist, a regular columnist, social commentator, Islam critic, lecturer, and winner of the Freedom of Expression Prize 2016.

Eystein Emberland is a board member of EX-MN. He is a humanist, religion critic and one of the founders of the organization Secular Forum.

Leaving Islam does not come without consequences, and the penalty is non other than death. Therefore it goes without saying that these people are very brave, and they are certainly contributing to the current ongoing debate.

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Trump gets tough, looks to ban Muslim Brotherhood

(WND) — President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to jump start a bill in Congress that would ban the Muslim Brotherhood by declaring it a terrorist organization.

Trump foreign-policy adviser Walid Phares told Egyptian news outlet Youm7 that the legislation, introduced a year ago by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was held up due to the Obama administration’s support of the group. But Trump plans to back the bill.

Cruz’s bill, the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015-16, identifies the Brotherhood and three of its offshoots, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations and Islamic Society of North America, as a terrorist organization.

The Brotherhood is already banned as a subversive organization in Russia and at least five Arab countries, including Syria, Saudi Arabia and its home base of Egypt. And the Brotherhood’s self-avowed “Palestine” branch – Hamas – was added to the U.S. State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations in 1997.

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann, who introduced similar legislation during her last term in office, said such action is long overdue. It has been clear since the Holy Land Foundation terror financing trial in 2007-08 that the Brotherhood is working through front groups toward an agenda of Islamic supremacy, which the Brotherhood calls “civilization jihad.”

“First, it is imperative to know the enemy,” Bachmann told WND. “The fundamental purpose of the Muslim Brotherhood is to supplant all societal structures, even in non-Islamic countries like the United States, with Islamic Shariah law.”

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When Bachmann introduced her legislation in 2012, she named Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, as an example of the Muslim Brotherhood agents who have infiltrated the federal government. She came under intense pressure to drop the issue from both Democrats and Republicans. Among her critics was former Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., who called Abedin “an American patriot.”

“I have no information in my committee that would indicate that Huma is anything other than an American patriot,” Rogers told USA Today in 2012.

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Paris marks first anniversary of coordinated terrorist attacks that killed 130

(SUN) — PARIS — It’s hard to pin down just where the city falls in the five stages of grief a year after the Paris terrorist attacks that killed 130 people.

The country continues to shuffle between bargaining, depression and anger in a year punctuated by rising racial tensions, a major economic hit, and another deadly attack.

So the new normal in Paris serves as a subliminal but constant reminder that we are still officially under a state of emergency.

It’s now normal to come across groups of armed military soldiers patrolling the city streets, striking a jarring contrast against the picturesque, elegant Parisian backdrop.

It’s now normal to be subject to bag checks when entering department stores, some grocery stores, museums, and major public events.

And it’s now normal for subway commuters to be a little more patient with the frequent delays caused by precautionary investigations into suspicious packages.

Anna Escu, 25, recounts an anecdote about how she and a friend were having a drink on an outdoor terrace a few weeks ago, when suddenly a thunderously loud rumble pierced the air.

“Everyone on the terrace just panicked because it sounded like gunfire,” she said.

It turned out to be a man dragging a large garbage bin down the stairs.

“We would never have reacted like that two years ago.” Escu also admits to adopting new habits, including avoiding large crowds and refraining from using her smartphone on the streets. “I’m more vigilant and observant than before, especially in places like train stations and airports.”

But beyond the small inconveniences the locals have been quick to accept, the events of Nov. 13, 2015 have also blown the lid off a bubbling cauldron of race-related tensions in France that extend beyond Islamophobic sentiments.

In the days immediately following the deadly attacks, the number of Muslim-related hate crimes shot up around the country. The same pattern emerged following the attack in Nice on Bastille Day which killed 86 people.

When the controversy over the burkini ban broke out this summer it divided the nation, with proponents and opponents on both sides making heated arguments.

And the dismantling of migrant camps in Calais and Paris in recent weeks and the relocation of migrants and refugees to different parts of France prompted whole villages to protest their arrival.

It’s this wave of racist and anti-immigrant sentiment that Marine Le Pen of the National Front (FN), the country’s far-right party, hopes will materialize into France’s own version of Brexit and the U.S. election when the French head to the polls next spring.

Because Donald Trump’s victory delivered a boost for Le Pen, whose political narrative mirrors that of the new president-elect: a rebellion against the elite, champion of the white, working middle class, suppression of immigration in France, and change.

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France closes 4 more mosques for promoting ‘radical ideology’

(CREEPIING SHARIA) — PARIS (AP) — France’s interior minister has ordered the closure of four mosques that allegedly espoused a ‘radical ideology,’ the latest such shutdowns among dozens since the Nov. 13 Paris attacks nearly a year ago.

A state of emergency in France allows for the closing of places of worship where the preaching risks provoking hate, violence or acts of terrorism.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve ordered the mosques in the Paris region closed on Wednesday. A ministry statement did not name the mosques, located east, west and north of the city.

“Under cover of religion, these places held meetings that in reality were aimed at promoting a radical ideology,” the statement said.

Dozens of mosques where radicalism allegedly thrived have been closed and non-citizens, including imams, expelled since the attacks that killed 130 people.

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Former US general: Muslims plan ‘to infiltrate every element of our society, including the Church’

(CREEPING SHARIA) — During a discussion about radical Islam and how its followers seek to damage the United States, Lt. Gen. (ret.) William G. “Jerry” Boykin, former head of Special Operations Command, noted the jihadist document “Explanatory Memorandum,” which was uncovered in 2004, and said the radical Islamists plan to “infiltrate every element of our society, including the church.”

“It’s a five-phase plan to take over America,” said Boykin at the Breaking the Silence conference in August in Colorado Springs. “It’s unfolding right now. Now, there are more specific plans that they have for how they’re going to take over. And as Kamal Saleem [a former jihadist] said, they’re going to infiltrate every element of our society, including the church.”

In the lead up to those remarks, a panelist asked about the document. Gen. Boykin explained that it was uncovered during a federal investigation of fundraising for the terrorist group Hamas and the Holy Land Foundation.

“It’s called the Explanatory Memorandum,” said Boykin. “It was found in 2004 in Annandale, Virgina, in the basement of the guy that ultimately was discovered was – what would you say? – operations officer for the Muslim Brotherhood. They found this Explanatory Memorandum. In the book, that John [Guandolo] was part of writing that book – the book is called Sharia: The Threat – and there’s a copy of it [Explanatory Memorandum] in there. It lays out a five-phase plan.”

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