The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) doesn’t have designs on just Iraq and Syria. It has published maps in which its envisioned Islamic state encompasses not just those two countries, but also Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Cyprus, parts of Turkey, and (of course) Israel. But it doesn’t stop there, either. Clearly ISIS plans to mount jihad terror attacks in the United States – and there are numerous indications that such an attack could come sooner rather than later. Â (Full article below the fold)
British born jihadists ISIS headchoppers faking deaths to sneak back into UK Â (Breitbart)
British citizens who are fighting for the extreme Islamist group ISIS in Syria and Iraq have faked their deaths on the battlefield in order to sneak back into Britain undetected.
TheÂ Sunday TimesÂ reportsÂ that security sources claim that in one case the “martyrdom” of a fighter was announced on social media, only for him to arrive back at Dover. They now fear that other fighters may try the same tactics. (continued below the fold)
Is Britain too far gone?
Now that the penny has finally dropped in such an impossible-to-ignore fashion, it is about time Cameron stopped relying on the religious advice of extremists in moderate’s clothing. One of the Foreign Office’s Advisory Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief, chaired by Baroness Warsi, is none other than Tariq Ramadan, who teaches in Oxford University and is a grandson of Hassan Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood â€” an organisation whose status in Britain is currently under review. Indeed, Baroness Warsi, known for her passionate defence of the niqab, has waded into the ‘Trojan Horse row’, attacking the Education Secretary for “sensationalism”, while warning that the furore will “no doubt” alienate communities.
That is something that gives Nick Clegg the creeps.
The threat posed by radical ISIS fighters is demonstrated by one who used Twitter to call for the beheading of the Prime Minister and Home Secretary. Tweeting under the alias of Abu Rashash Britani, he said: “When we establish khilafah [an Islamic state], a battalion of mujahideen shud [sic] head to UK & capture David Cameron & Theresa May n behead them both :)”
He had earlier called for “more Lee Rigby scenarios in the UK and hoping it spreads to other western nations like US and allies.” This refers to the killing of a soldier in London last year by Islamist extremists.
Yesterday, the father of another British-born Jihadist currently fighting in Syria spoke of his sorrow at his son’s actions. He said that when he found out his son, Nasser Muthana, was fighting for ISIS he “wanted to cry”.
“Is he going to kill?” he asked. “He didn’t think of the children, the women, elderly people. Someone is driving these kids to do this.”
He was speaking after his son, who had originally been accepted into four universities to train as a doctor, appeared in a propaganda video urging other young people to join him. He said that although he was currently in Syria, he intended to take the fight to Iraq.
Â Eight Signs
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) doesn’t have designs on just Iraq and Syria. It has published maps in which its envisioned Islamic state encompasses not just those two countries, but also Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Cyprus, parts of Turkey, and (of course) Israel. But it doesn’t stop there, either. Clearly ISIS plans to mount jihad terror attacks in the United States – and there are numerous indications that such an attack could come sooner rather than later.
8. ISIS jihadi from UK calls for jihad attacks on British civilians to avenge Muslima’s murder
Last Wednesday, a jihadist calling himself Abu Rashash Britani, who claims to be from Britain and now waging jihad with ISIS, expressed outrage on Twitter at the recent murder in Britain of a Muslim woman, Nahid Almanea. Britani ranted: “These kuffar getting out of hand, dare they touch a Muslimah. I call upon any brother to take up a knife and kill as they did [in] Colchester. Muslim sister killed by kuffar in UK. Allahu Mustahan [Allah is the one whose help is sought]. Where is the outcry by media? oh yeah she was a Muslim.”
In the U.S., meanwhile, groups like the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Georgetown University’s Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding energetically spread the myth that Muslims in the U.S. are routinely victimized by “Islamophobic” discrimination, harassment and attacks. How long before ISIS calls for revenge attacks here as well as in Britain?
7. ISIS jihadi from Canada urges Muslims to follow example of Calgary jihad/martyrdom suicide bomber
Recently a Muslim from Canada, Salman Ashrafi, blew himself up in a jihad-martyrdom suicide attack in Iraq, murdering 19 Iraqis. ISISÂ posted an online messageÂ praising him as a “brave warrior” who gave Muslims a “great example,” and calling upon Muslims in Canada to “prove their manhood” by imitating him.
How long before a young Muslim in Canada gets the idea that he doesn’t have to go all the way to Iraq to imitate Salman Ashrafi, but can do it right at home? How long before a young Muslim in the United States gets the same idea?
6. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria produces video recruiting Muslims in U.S. and Europe for jihad in Syria, domestic jihad attacks
Surmising that jihadis may someday get the idea to strike domestically isn’t even necessary: Bill Gertz reported at theWashington Free BeaconÂ last Friday that ISIS was “stepping up efforts to recruit Americans and other westerners for jihad in Syria and possibly for future domestic terror attacks, according to U.S. officials.”
Friends and supporters inside the U.S. can make it much easier for ISIS to stage jihad attacks here.
4. Muslims from U.S. head to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS and “bring back the Caliphate”
James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence,Â has saidÂ that over fifty Muslims from the United States are fighting in Syria now. That number could increase: theÂ Daily MailÂ reported Thursday that a Muslim from Minnesota, Abdirahmaan Muhumed, was just an ordinary guy: “Six months ago the father of nine from Minnesota was shooting hoops in Uptown Minneapolis. He was neither overtly religious nor politically vocal.”
However, Muhumed proved himself susceptible to the appeal of Islam. He told friends of his aspiration to “bring back the caliphate,” and said that if he was considered a terrorist, he was “happy with it.” He wrote: “Family is not gonna save me frm [sic] hell fire because muslims are getting kill[ed] and if I just sit here i will be ask in the [hereafter].” Accordingly, he said, “I give up this worldy [sic] life for Allah.” He posted on Facebook a photo of himself holding a Qur’an and a rifle.
Where did Muhumed learn this understanding of Islam? In Minnesota? If so, more could follow him. And American officials have expressed concern that they might return home as trained, battle-hardened jihadis, and wage jihad here.
What’s more, “the U.S. government recently confirmed that a Florida man, Moner Mohammad Abu-salha, had become the first known American suicide bomber in Syria.” How long will it be before the suicide attacks start stateside?
His group’s successes in Syria and Iraq have hastened the coming of that day.
1. ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on his release from U.S. detention in 2009: “I’ll see you guys in New York”
When al-Baghdadi was released from the U.S. detention center Camp Bucca in Iraq in 2009 after four years of captivity, hetold his captors:Â “I’ll see you guys in New York.”
And who knows? The way things are going, maybe he will.