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ISIS take 700 refugees hostage as US keeps ‘imitating’ fighting terrorists in Syria

(RT) — Islamic State terrorists have attacked a refugee camp in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province and took hundreds of people hostage, while the US and its allied armed groups looked away, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

The brazen assault on the El Bahra refugee camp took place on Saturday and saw “130 families of about 700 people” abducted and taken away to Hajin, the head of the Russian Reconciliation Center, Major General Vladimir Savchenko, said in a statement.

“The kidnapped civilians… can be used by terrorists as a ‘human shield’” to protect them from the possible advance of the US-backed Syrian democratic forces, he said.
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The town of Hajin, where the people were taken, is located in the 20-kilometer area along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River currently controlled by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists. IS has managed to maintain control of such large territory in Deir ez-Zor as a result of “inaction of the US-backed armed units,” Savchenko emphasized.

“The US-led coalition and the Pentagon-controlled Kurdish forces continue to imitate the fight against Islamic State in the south of Deir ez-Zor province,” without making actual steps to eradicate the terrorists, he said.

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Jihadis continue to strike around the globe

(UNDERSTANDING THE THREAT) — In the last 30 days, jihadis (sharia adherent muslims) have committed 144 attacks in 24 countries around the globe, reminding us the war is yet flagrant.

Here is a list of jihadi attacks that have been reported from March 31st through this morning:

Pakistan: a couple is killed for marrying each other by choice versus an arranged marriage; a Shiite muslim killed by sunni muslims; a Christian family is attacked – 4 killed.

India: a father of three is shot and killed by jihadis.

Iraq: a jihadi blows himself up killing 3

Nigeria: 18 civilians are dead and 64 wounded as jihadis from Boko Haram clash with Nigerian soldiers.

Somalia: a jihadi attack on Ugandan peacekeepers kills 4; 4 children and their parents killed by Al Shabaaab jihadi bomb blast.

Germany: 1 dead in apartment fire intentionally set by muslim; 4 muslim migrants from Syria arrested for molotov cocktail attack on Turkish Embassy; a State of Emergency declared in Duisberg as rival muslim gangs openly clash in the street with knives and machetes; headmaster of school tells girl bullied by muslims for not covering up to wear hijab.

France: man screaming “I am a terrorist” drives his car into crowd at music festival; muslim migrant beats and tortures a girl who escapes to freedom.

Jihadi News from the US

A Turkish muslim man was indicted before Easter for beating a Jewish man in Cincinnati because he is Jewish.

Mohamed Elshinawy is sentenced to 20 years in Maryland for plotting attacks in U.S. in support of ISIS using weaponized drones. (3/30/18)

Tunisian muslim Amor Ftouhi was charged with terrorism on 3/21/18 for his June 2017 attack when he stabbed a police officer at a Flint, Michigan airport.

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The (sinister) transformation of the FBI & what citizens can do

(UNDERSTANDING THE THREAT) — What happened to the FBI and what can citizens do when those charged with protecting them demonstrate ignorance of clear and present dangers to their communities?

Because state and local police agencies often follow the lead of the FBI on terrorism matters, it is important to understand the depth of the failure at the FBI and what citizens can and must do if America is to win the war against the jihadis and their Marxist allies.

How is the FBI so ignorant about the threat of Islam?

Immediately following 9/11, FBI Director Mueller began meeting with leaders of Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas organizations at FBI Headquarters to include the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Muslim American Society (MAS), the American Muslim Council (AMC), which was founded by an Al Qaeda financier, and many other hostile groups to “better understand” the “muslim community.”
Today on the FBI’s website we see their main “outreach partners” in the muslim community are: the Muslim Brotherhood’s All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling, Virginia; the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC); and Muslim Advocates, which works closely with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and is ideologically aligned with them.
The FBI has no training on the actual threat of Islam, and no training on sharia – the doctrine 100% of the jihadis state is the blueprint for why and how they fight. In UTT’s experience, all of the federal agents who attend our training programs, including FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) personnel, have never heard the material we present, yet all of them agree it is critical to protecting their local communities.

Why is the FBI leadership so incompetent?

In approximately 2007, the FBI brought in a major consulting firm to evaluate its promotion system. The gentleman overseeing the assessment told the FBI that if he were to create the worst possible promotion system – it is the one the FBI was using at the time.
Think about this – FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe had to wait to retire because he had too few years in the FBI. Yet, he was the Deputy Director. Many agents with 3 years, or even less, time actually investigating cases, become Supervisors at FBI Headquarters. Once they get on the management track, they stay there. Many FBI managers have little investigative experience, which has a catastrophic impact on major cases as these people rise up the ranks.
During FBI Director Mueller’s tenure, there was a significant period of time when former police and military personnel were intentionally not hired. This had a devastating impact on the FBI’s culture. Mr. Mueller also made the decision to hire people with “skills” – language, technical, etc – instead of hiring bold leaders and thinkers and training them in languages or in technical skills. This has also gravely affected the FBI’s culture and its ability to perform its primary mission. An example: hiring a Pakistani native who speaks Urdu, or a native Mandarin Chinese speaker as Special Agents may get you the skill you need, but often do not get you the kind of Special Agent you want on the street. It also creates significant counterintelligence issues.

This is not an exhaustive list but meant to give the reader a taste of the institutional issues facing anyone who seeks to right the ship that is the FBI.

What can American citizens to do when their local and state police get take their lead from the FBI on terrorism matters?

Learn and understand the threat. UTT has many resources at www.UnderstandingtheThreat.com. Use the free resources on our Research & Resources page, and purchase our DVDs and books on our online store.
Share the work UTT does with others. Share our YouTube Channel, Facebook, Twitter (@UTT_USA), and sign up for our Newsletter.
Bring UTT’s training to your area. Work to bring a 4-8 hour presentation to a local civic organization or church, and our 3-day law enforcement program to your community. Contact us at info@understandingthethreat.com.
Get people in your community who understand the threat to UTT’s Train the Trainer program. This one week program is the only one of its kind in the West, and trains people to present about the Islamic Movement and how to defend it. See more about our training HERE.
Prepare your community and its leaders by educating them that CAIR is a Hamas organization before you begin educating them and bringing training to your area. See CAIR is Hamas on UTT’s website.
Go into your local elementary, junior high and high schools and see what is being taught about Islam to public school students. Compare that with what is being taught to muslim students at Islamic schools in your area in books like What Islam is All About, the most widely used text book in U.S. Islamic schools. Bring pressure on the schools and the school board to correct the major conflicts in the two and teach truth about Islam to our children.
Ensure that if your Pastor is “outreaching” to the Islamic community, he is also teaching his flock what Islam is and what it is not.
People in your community who work with state legislators should work to ensure the American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) and Andy’s Law become law in your state, and get police and local leaders trained so they can use these laws, especially Andy’s Law, to bring criminal and civil hammers on jihadi organizations in your area, like the Muslim Students Association, Islamic Societies, and Islamic centers.

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Jihadis all want one thing – Sharia law imposed on the world

(UNDERSTANDING THE THREAT) — By John Guandolo

Unanimously, all of the violent jihadi groups (Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, Boko Haram, Abu Sayef, Al Shabaab, Hamas, Hizbollah…), the suit-wearing jihadis of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the 57 Islamic members of the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) – the heads of state of all 56 Islamic nations plus the Palestinian territories – clearly state they seek to impose sharia (Islamic Law) on the earth.

Jihadis – “terrorists” if you prefer – arrested or killed in Europe and North America all state they do what they do for the sake of Islam’s god “Allah.”

Jihadis (sharia adherent muslims) state they are muslims waging jihad in the cause of Allah to establish an Islamic State (caliphate) under sharia (Islamic Law).

All Islamic sources – from the gold standard of Islamic jurisprudence in the world (Al Azhar in Cairo, Egypt) to Islamic elementary and junior high schools – define Islam as a “complete way of life governed by sharia.”

According to the most widely used text book in Islamic junior high schools in the United States (What Islam is All About): “Islam is not a religion, however, but a complete way of life” (p2); “The Shari’ah is the ideal path for us to follow” (p354); “The basis of the legal and political system is the Shari’ah of Allah” (p381); “If anyone dies in a Jihad they automatically will go to Paradise” (p164); “The duty of Muslim citizens is to be loyal to the Islamic State” (p382).

There are two sources of sharia: the Koran and the Sunnah (the example of Islam’s prophet Mohammad).

A “muslim” is one who submits to Islam. To submit to Islam is to submit to Allah’s law – sharia.

The Koran

According to Islam, the Koran is the “un-created word of Allah.”

The contents of the Koran were revealed to Islam’s prophet Mohammad between the years 610 A.D. and 632 A.D. in the Arabian peninsula (modern day Saudi Arabia) through an angel. The Koran has 114 chapters or suras.

The Koran states (2:106, 16:101) that whatever was revealed to Mohammad chronologically last legally overrules anything that came before it. This is the Koranic concept of “abrogation.” Islamic scholars have published lists of the 114 Koranic chapters in chronological order.

Allah revealed his message to Mohammad progressively over time. In Mohammad’s first 13 years in Mecca, he converted less than 200 people, and there is no mention of jihad. Then Mohammad made the hijra (migration/flight) to Medina. It should be noted this is when the Islamic calendar begins. It is also when Mohammad arrives in Medina the first revelations of jihad come.

In Medina, Mohammad became a political and military leader and raised an army of converts to Islam. Sharia comes from the Koranic verses revealed to Mohammad in Medina.

Chapter 9 is the last chapter in the Koran (chronologically) to discuss jihad and, therefore, legally controls all others.

For pagans the Koran 9:5 states: “Fight and slay the unbeliever wherever you find them, capture and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush (strategem of war).”

According to sharia, Pagans must convert to Islam or be killed.

Koran 9:29 states: “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”

“People of the Book” (Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians) must be invited to Islam, and if they refuse they must be asked to submit to sharia, pay the non-muslim poll tax (jizya) or be killed.

Tafsir

Every verse in the Koran has been legally defined in a book called the Tafsir. The most authoritative Tafsir scholar in Islam is a man named Ibn Kathir.

Tafsir ibn Kathir defines Koran verse 9:5 as follows: “This is the Ayah (verse) of the sword…’and capture them’ (legally means) executing some and keeping some as prisoners…’and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush’ (legally means) do not wait until you find them. Rather, seek and besiege them in their areas and forts, gather intelligence about them in the various roads and fairways so that what is made wide looks ever smaller to them. This way, they will have no choice, but to die or embrace Islam.” (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Vol 4, pages 375-376)

Many Islamic Centers/mosques across the United States host weekly Tafsir classes.

The Sunnah

The Koran states Mohammad is an “exhaulted standard of character” (68:4) and a “beautiful pattern of conduct” (33:21) for muslims to follow for all times. If Mohammad did it or said it, it is an example for all Muslims to follow for all time.

His words and deeds are recorded in the authoritative biographies (Sira) and the collection of the Hadith (reports) or stories about him. In Islam, the most authoritative hadith are by a man named Bukhari.

The Prophet said, “The hour of judgment will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them. It will not come until the Jew hides behind rocks and trees. It will not come until the rocks or the trees say, ‘O Muslim! O servant of God! There is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him.” Bukhari 2926: Book 56, Hadith 139

“Allah’s Messenger said: ‘I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform that, then they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah.’” Bukhari 25: Book 2, Hadith 18

Mohammad participated in beheading 600-900 Jews after the Battle of the Trench, tortured, approved the killing of people who mocked him, married a six year old girl and consummated the marriage when she was 9, and waged war against all who would not submit to Allah’s law.

100% of sharia mandates jihad until the world is under Islamic rule and 100% of sharia only defines “Jihad” as “warfare against non-muslims.”

The stated purpose of Islam is not to convert or kill everyone, but to submit the earth to Allah’s law – sharia.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s (MB) published by-laws and all of their doctrine make clear the MB was created to “establish Allah’s law in the land.”

The largest terrorism financing trial ever successfully prosecuted in American history – US v Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), Dallas 2008 – identifies the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) as being a part of the MB’s Islamic Movement in North America whose stated objective is to wage “Civilization Jihad” to establish and Islamic State under sharia.

In other words, the Muslim Brotherhood – ie the most prominent Islamic organizations in the United States – has the same objective as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

Interestingly, ISNA, ICNA, and CAIR, are also the organizations leading/driving all “Interfaith Outreach” in the United States.

Sharia kills. Stop the Muslim Mafia.

AUTHOR JOHN GUANDOLO is a US Naval Academy graduate, served as an Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marines and is a combat veteran, served as a Special Agent in the FBI from 1996-2008, and was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct strategic analysis of the Islamic threat. He is the President and Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).

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Denmark: Thousands of cases of “low-tech jihad” — Worst situation since WWII

(THE NEW AMERICAN) — By Selwyn Duke

In Denmark, once one of the world’s safest countries, the army now has been deployed domestically. It’s part of an effort to combat “low-tech jihad,” thousands of “incidents involving loosened wheel bolts on cars, large rocks or cinder blocks thrown from highway overpasses, and thin steel wires strung across bicycle paths meant to decapitate unsuspecting cyclists, reports Dr. Nicolai Sennels, a Danish psychologist and writer.

Moreover, despite Denmark’s ultra-strict gun-control laws, gangs of immigrants from the MENAP countries (Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan) are randomly shooting people in the capital city of Copenhagen, Sennels further informs.

Sennels, who spent years working with Muslim youth in prison, claims that his nation itself is beginning to resemble a prison, with the rule of law breaking down and migrant gangs controlling some streets.

For example, after citing the shootings of three young men used for, as he puts it, “target practice,” Sennels reports that police warned 17- to 25-year-old men to avoid public spaces in Copenhagen. He quotes Preben Bang Henriksen, spokesman for Denmark’s majority government party, as being horrified and stating, “We have not had such warnings from the police since the 2nd World War. It is totally unacceptable.”

But wholly predictable, many would say. In Western Europe, crime has exploded and terrorism become frequent as the Mideast migrant population has risen, prompting nations such as Hungary and Poland to take a hard line against Muslim migration. Even liberal Denmark is waking up to, and warning of, the gathering storm. As 10 News wrote in July:

Danish police warn that the excessively liberal refugee policies of Germany and Sweden endanger lives in neighboring countries.

Intelligence services in Europe and the US have long warned that Islamic jihadis are among refugees coming to the West. Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) is now criticizing Merkel’s and Sweden’s refugee policies, with direct warnings that they destabilize security in the region.

They have reason to worry, too, as these migrants cannot be reliably vetted. After all, Third World countries such as war-torn Syria, Afghanistan, and Sudan simply don’t have comprehensive Western-style databases providing accurate information on citizens. Yet it wouldn’t matter if they did because in places such as Syria, you can pay a bribe and get official government documents saying you’re whoever you want to be.

Thus, it’s no surprise that an intelligence warning last year indicated that Islamic State hit squads were hiding among migrants in Germany.

In a similar vein, self-described orthodox Muslim Dr. Mudar Zahran, a Jordanian Palestinian academic and political leader currently living in the United Kingdom, warned in a 2015 interview that many of the migrants are not Syrian, but claim to be so, to get refugee status. Moreover, he avers that 75 percent of the Syrians come from safe areas and that the imperiled Syrians cannot even get out of the country. In other words, Zahran stated, most of the migrants are unknown quantities entering the West for economic reasons — or something darker.

As to the latter, Zahran said at the time, “I can authoritively [sic] confirm — I have photos, I have images, I have pictures, I have names of terrorists who actually are already in Europe posting their photos in Europe on Facebook.” He also warned about the migration that if “you read Arab magazines and Arab newspapers, they are talking about, ‘Good job! Now we’re going to conquest [sic] Europe.’ So it’s not even a secret.” Zahran called this “the soft Islamic conquest of the West.”

As for Sennels, he delves into these problems’ root causes. Apparently drawing upon his experiences working with Muslim teens, he writes that we “must not underestimate how strongly the Qur’an’s message of holy war affects Muslim youth.”

Yet it’s not just the Koran. As I reported in February, “The Islamic canon — the Koran, Hadith, and Sira — has literally 9.6 times as many words devoted to political violence as does the Old Testament: 327,547 vs. 34,039. (The New Testament has zero.)” Moreover, these violent injunctions aren’t limited but apply in every time and place.

Sennels explained the result, writing,

80 percent of young Turks in Holland see “nothing wrong” in jihad against non-Muslims. The very high number must be seen in the light of the fact that Turks are considered to be among the more Western Muslims. 27 percent of all young French and 14 percent of all young brits [sic] under 25 sympathize with the jihad movement Islamic State. This probably includes a very large majority of young Muslims in the two countries. The figures closely match that 75 percent of Muslims in Europe believe that the Quran — a book that hundreds of places preaches violence against non-Muslims — must be literally interpreted.

The above helps to explain a comprehensive German study of 45,000 youths that was reported in 2010. It found that while increasing religiosity among Christian youths made them less violent, increasing religiosity among Muslim youths actually made them more violent.

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Jihadis will continue terror attacks despite Isis defeat

(FINANCIAL TIMES) — By David Gardner

It is hardly news to the people of Barcelona and London, and before them the citizens of Paris and Brussels, Istanbul and Ankara, St Petersburg and Stockholm, or Nice and Berlin, that jihadis inspired and incited by Isis can terrorize their cities, even as an array of forces recaptures Isis strongholds in Mosul, Raqqa and, now, Deir al-Zor. The Islamic State caliphate, in all its monstrous vainglory, will perish. But jihadism, in all its blood-addled and doctrinal simplicity, would seem to have a fiery future.

Attacks like last month’s on Barcelona’s Ramblas, or at Westminster and London Bridge, are not, of course, new — nor purely a tactical riposte to territorial defeat in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere. Isis may be the first modern, Sunni jihadist movement to have set up a proto-state. But it always urged its followers to use the full gamut of irregular warfare, from classic terrorism and hit-and-run guerrilla insurgency to vans and knives. The world will now see more of this as the jihadis melt back into local Sunni Arab towns and tribes, and build their global networks and regional franchises.

Getting a good sense of their numbers is hard. But it is worth remembering that the precursor to Isis, the Iraqi chapter of al-Qaeda created by the sanguinary Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was all but destroyed in 2007-09 by the US military “surge” and revolt of the Sunni tribes of central and western Iraq. Resurrected by Syria’s descent into sectarian carnage, and given new backbone by allying with the Sunni supremacist, residual power structure of Saddam Hussein’s Ba’ath party and army, Isis stormed back into Iraq to set up its caliphate five years later. Can it repeat this phoenix trick?

The war in Syria, now in its seventh year, has made Isis — at its core, Iraqi — a much bigger phenomenon than its al-Qaeda predecessor. Yet the question goes beyond Isis. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the latest iteration of the Jabhat al-Nusra movement spawned by al-Qaeda, now fields one of the biggest armies in Syria.

Although much of Tahrir al-Sham’s estimated 30,000-strong force is bottled up in Idlib province in the north, it has successfully annexed most rival Salafist fighting groups, controls a long strip of Syria’s north-west border with Turkey, has a plentiful supply of suicide-bombers and demonstrable offensive capacity. Unlike Isis, as the French Syria scholar Fabrice Balanche remarks, this group “practices discretion in order to avoid antagonizing locals” and, crucially, “relies more on the potency of its network than on the accumulation of territory”.

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How to deal with Islamic terrorism once and for all

(WESTERN FREE PRESS) — By Frank Burleigh

PEOPLE WHO ARE TERRIFIED BY THE RELENTLESS advance of Islam should take comfort in the fact that no one in Athens today believes that Zeus resides on Mount Olympus or that no one in Rome still worships at the temple of Jupiter.

These were myths that bound Greek and Roman civilizations together, but they were ultimately discarded when people began to see they were nothing more than fabulous stories.

Why this should be comforting to people today is the fact that Islam is based entirely on a myth, one whose demise is long overdue. This is the myth that God talked to Muhammad, that he was God’s “messenger.” Everything Muslims believe and everything they do is derived from that primary, bedrock myth.

Given that Islam aspires eventually to take over the entire world and that it is making rapid progress in infiltrating and undermining the West, isn’t it time to go after the myth that sustains it? To destroy the myth about Muhammad is to destroy what he created.

Let’s get to the heart of it: Islam is plain dangerous. It always has been, and it always will be, no matter what flavor it comes in. There’s no need to argue the point because its violence is in the news almost every day, and more people all the time are waking up to the fact that their very civilization is at risk. What needs to be argued is the best way to mount a counteroffensive.Dropping bombs is certainly part of it. Just recently, it was reported that two B-2 bombers flew a 36-hour mission to destroy a secret ISIS camp somewhere in Libya. Result: 100 jihadis killed. That’s great news — except that when the bombers are gone, Islam is still there.

Another approach is needed. A different delivery system and different munitions are required based on a clear understanding of where the real battlefield is what the real target needs to be. The real battlefield is the mind, and the real target is the myth that God talked to Muhammad.

The delivery system already exists. It is a Western invention that has not yet been adapted for use in the war that Islam is waging against the world. This is cinema. It is the perfect platform for launching a counteroffensive targeting the foundation myth of Islam.

The munitions are plentiful. These are the chilling details of Muhammad’s life that are found in the original literature of Islam. Muslims do not dispute the details; they only try to hide them. What they try to hide is that two thirds of the canonical biographical materials about their “Messenger of God” have to do with the crimes against humanity he committed in imposing his cult.

The new approach, the new delivery system, turns what Muslims believe about Muhammad against them. It does so graphically, in movies starring Muhammad — Hollywood quality blockbusters that set off explosions in the mind, the real battlefield.Books have been published that lay out this material, but relatively few people read such books so that their impact is at best trickle down. Yet they lay the groundwork. The authors have done the heavy lifting of tedious research. Their work provides the raw material for the creative imagination to take hold of and transmute into ingenious cinematic productions — not propaganda, but truth propagation films based on what is found in Islam’s own literature.

This requires thinking big, far reaching thinking, the thinking of visionaries whose goal is not to contain or even push back Islam, but to get rid of it. It needs to become axiomatic that any thinking about how to deal with Islam that does not include the goal of getting rid of it is a waste of time.

This is how to not waste time. It is to use the best delivery system in the world combined with the best munitions in the world: cinema firing the grotesque details of Muhammad’s life at the world.

The entire planet is the audience, and it can be broken down into two groups:

The first is made up of non-believers, five billion strong. The spread of myth-busting knowledge about Muhammad to this large group is still in its early stages. Most people are aware that Islam is a serious problem due to the fact that people are being slaughtered in its name everywhere. But most still do not know why it is happening or what they can do about it. That is because the truth is hidden by politically correct or even treasonous media, and by governments that have become wobbly in the knees. The dissemination of the truth about Muhammad through dramatic recreation in film will serve the purpose of rapidly lifting this self-imposed veil for people everywhere to see the face behind it, the face of Muhammad. When the truth about the cause of all the havoc becomes universally known, spines throughout the world will stiffen with resolve to do something about it. It is difficult to deal with a problem if the cause of it is not understood. Now it will be understood. It is not the Koran, nor is it the threat of sharia law, it is the man who created them.

The second audience is made up of the faithful, estimated to consist of one and a half billion people. This may come as a shock, but most of the faithful do not know the truth about Muhammad either. They were raised — some would say brainwashed — with the mythologized version, and in that mythology their prophet is a man so holy that he will assist God on the Day of Judgment in determining the fate of believers. Muslims take it literally that Muhammad went up into heaven after being flown from Mecca to Jerusalem on the back of a winged mule. They do not doubt he was brought before God with whom he negotiated how many times each day they must pray. Most of these people have never read the Koran, and many are forced to memorize it in Arabic even though not understanding a word.

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House report says 2017 terror forecast ‘alarming’

(TRUTH REVOLT) — By Mark Tapson

A monthly terror forecast from Homeland Security warns that 2017 “looks alarming” for the U.S. and Europe.

According to Fox News, the House Homeland Security Committee’s February “Terror Threat Snapshot” report predicts that efforts to crush foreign terror groups could cause more attacks on American soil. It cites an “unprecedented spike in the homegrown terror threat, primarily driven by the rise of ISIS,” and warns of “lone wolf” attacks as well as homegrown terrorists who return from fighting in such places as Iraq, Syria and Somalia.

“I am very encouraged that the Trump administration is preparing to put greater pressure on jihadists in their safe havens throughout the world,” said House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul. “But as they do, we can expect to see militants returning to the West to build new networks and to plot more deadly operations.”

The report notes that since the beginning of 2016, there have been plots or attacks by 39 homegrown jihadists in 19 states — Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Two attacks occurred just last month, a deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport by ISIS-radicalized Esteban Santiago, and the murder of a Denver Regional Transportation District security officer by a suspect carrying jihadist material in his backpack. And the U.S. and Europe could, as Fox News puts it, “continue to reap the bloody tide of what critics call lax counter-terrorism efforts in the past.”

“Unfortunately, over the past eight years of the Obama administration, the ideological counter-measures were removed and, therefore, the level of radicalization peaked to the levels acknowledged in this report,” says Walid Phares, who advised Trump on foreign policy throughout the campaign. “More jihadis mean more potential attacks — this is what we are facing now.”

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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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Islamic State issues new call for attacks in the West, all non-believers ‘legitimate targets’

(THE FOREIGN DESK) — By Lisa Daftari

The Islamic State has released a new online magazine urging adherents to carry out more so-called lone-wolf attacks globally.

Targets for attacks include businessmen on their way to work, young people playing sports in the park and even “the street vendor selling flowers to those passing by.” A photo from what appears to be a British market vendor selling flowers has a caption beneath it that reads “Even the blood of a merry crusader citizen selling flowers to passersby.”

Jihadis are urged to strike such soft targets with no special precedence to attack soldiers or policemen, but rather to strike terror into the hearts of all disbelievers.

Rumiyah is a reference to an Islamic prophecy that foretells the downfall of Rome following the collapse of Constantinople which fell in the Muslim conquest of 1415 and calls for the targeting of all non-Muslims.

The magazine features recently-killed Abu Mohammed Al Adnani on the front cover with a foreword arguing that contrary to the West’s belief, the Islamic State dream does not die with the death of its leaders.

A four page eulogy for Abu Mansur Al Muhajir, a dead Australian jihadist of Lebanese descent, urges Islamic State attacks in Australia.

In a chilling essay entitled “The Kafir’s blood is Halal for you. So shed it,” the magazine cites references from the Koran and early Islamic scholars that the war against the non-believer is not limited to the ‘enemy’ fighting “frontline operations.” Rather “he has also ordered that they be slain wherever they may be – on or off the battlefield.”

At the conclusion of the article, Muslims who live in “Dar al-Kufr” (literally land of disbelievers) are told that shedding “the blood of the disbelievers is halal (permissible) and killing them is a form of worship to Allah, the Lord, King, and God of mankind.”

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