Huge numbers sailing to Europe

In just a single week:

Some 13 800 migrants were rescued in the Central Mediterranean last week in nearly 90 search and rescue operations… So far, more than 50 bodies had been recovered and hundreds more people are feared drowned…

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Bonanza for the people-smugglers as 20,000 migrants wait for boats along 450 miles of French coast
  • Gangs of people smugglers now operate along all the north French coast
  • 20,000 migrants are waiting to come to England to start a new life
  • Thousands live near Dunkirk, paying traffickers to cross the Channel 

A file lying in the drawer of the manager’s office at a small French seaside hotel provides intriguing clues about the gangsters who smuggle migrants across the Channel to Britain.

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Terrorist kindergarten in Gaza

Andrew Bolt

A Palestinian kindergarten is training children to hate and kill:

A graduation ceremony at a Gaza kindergarten featured a theatrical show of terrorist skills presented by the graduating children of the 2016 Al-Quds class of the Islamic Al-Hoda kindergarten. 

The children, clad in Islamic Jihad fatigues, demonstrated the planting of anti-tank mines, the killing and kidnapping of enemy soldiers, the launching of mortars, and more. Videos documenting the event were posted on the kindergarten’s YouTube account and Facebook page on May 30.

Sheikh Khadr Habib, an Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza, delivered a speech during the ceremony, and said that the children send a “message of love” to the world and that their message to the Israelis is: We are not terrorists, don’t force us to kill you. The Al-Hoda kindergarten is located in the Zaytun Quarter in Gaza, and is run by Maha Ashour.

From the video:

Gazan teen-aged boy: Stab! Kill the occupier with stones and knives. Use any available weapon. From the edge of fire, when the blood calls to arms, the morning rises. 

 

There Goes Japan….

Schools take in Tokyo mosque to get unbiased glimpse of Islam
Students from Omiya Kita High School pose at Tokyo Camii on April 26. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

BY / Japan Times

A recent wave of terror has fueled anti-Muslim hostility worldwide, fostering a negative image of Islam — a faith still unfamiliar in Japan.

But Japan’s youth have been seeking answers to questions including what Islam really teaches and why it is blamed for violence.

Many schools have introduced visits to Tokyo’s largest mosque in the belief that the cultural experience will provide students with a tangible, unbiased grasp of Islam. The visits already have proved effective.

Shunya Senaga, 17, called the opportunity to watch Muslims pray a “precious experience,” adding it made him understand how important Allah is to their culture.

Senaga said he knows one Muslim, but only on a greeting basis.

“That person is so accustomed to Japanese culture that I didn’t think of differences between us,” he said.

Although basic knowledge of Islam is part of the school’s curriculum, he said, news reports concerning issues involving the Islamic State group and the impact it’s had “make us perceive Islamic culture negatively.”

Senaga was one of 360 students from public Omiya Kita High School in Omiya, Saitama Prefecture, who in late April visited Japan’s largest mosque — the Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center in Shibuya Ward.

“All the news about IS jumps into your subconscious, but apparently Muslims are really good people. Only some are acting against their values,” said Senaga’s 16-year-old classmate Naoto Takaku.

The visit to the mosque came ahead of a trip this fall to Singapore and Malaysia, where they plan to spend a day observing Muslim families in rural Malaysia.

“In a place like this they can get a glimpse into the Islamic world and see what kind of religion Islam is,” teacher Akiko Kobayashi, who will be in charge of the trip, told The Japan Times.

“I want students to see how people in Islamic communities co-exist, support each other, and show them their everyday life to help them understand it’s a religion advocating for peace,” she said. “I want them to get rid of biases.”

For nearly all of the students it was their first close encounter with Islam.

Before stepping into the mosque, some were hastily taking off their shoes, while female students, with apparent excitement on their faces, took snapshots with their heads covered.

“I believe school education is one of the best ways Japanese can get more familiar with Islam … and all teachers who bring their students here are more than welcome,” the mosque’s spokesman, Shigeru Shimoyama, said.

Shimoyama, a Muslim convert who served as their guide that day, believes young people need more exposure to religion at an early age so they can deepen their understanding about religious facts.

He invites students to learn about the religion’s values, including that in the eyes of Allah, all people are equal, and about the achievements of Islamic civilizations, still present in daily life, that have been overshadowed by media reports on terrorist acts carried out by radicals with Islamic backgrounds.

Shimoyama said that in the past, Tokyo Camii only drew attention from elderly people or fine arts students who would come with sketchbooks to study the mosque’s architecture.

But in the past few years, the number of visitors from junior high and high schools has risen significantly, he said.

The second-year students from Omiya Kita High School represented the largest non-Muslim youth group to enter the mosque to date.

“I am happy when young people learn something new here, something they can’t find in textbooks,” Shimoyama said.

During the lecture, Shimoyama spoke about how Japan’s Islamic community has grown since the construction of Tokyo Camii, which in its initial form in the 1930s served as an educational and social service center for Tartar immigrants who fled the 1917 Russian Revolution. Later demolished and reconstructed, it was completed in its current form in 2000.

Shimoyama added that of the roughly 100,000 Muslims living in Japan, about 10,000 are Japanese.

Several adherents arrived to offer prayers. Students raised their heads when a group of Muslims started chanting loudly and, encouraged by Shimoyama, moved closer to observe the ritual.

The fact that prayer is the central element of Islam and Muslims must roll out their prayer rugs five times a day made an impression on the young listeners.

English teacher Tomoko Taga, who accompanied the students, hopes the trip to Southeast Asia will become a chance for them to learn about economic development in other countries, a lesson that may serve them well in their careers.

“I want them to see how life in a culturally different environment looks,” she said. “I know they might experience culture shock … but I hope they can benefit from this experience in the future.”

Shimoyama believes this kind of knowledge is indispensable because the Muslim population is projected to grow and eventually exceed the population of Christians, noting the spread of Islam is already noticeable, even in Japan.

“Of all religions practiced worldwide, only Christianity and Islam have become the world’s largest, but Islam, with world’s second-largest population of 1.6 billion adherents, remains unknown in Japan,” he said.

“Many Japanese insurers are now tapping markets in countries like Indonesia,” where over 90 percent of the population is Muslim, Shimoyama said, adding that Indonesians also constitute the largest Muslim group among visitors to and residents of Japan.

But following gruesome incidents last year, including the execution of Japanese freelance journalist Kenji Goto in Syria and the deadly coordinated attacks in Paris, the Islamophobic attacks on Muslim communities did not spare Tokyo Camii.

“You Muslims get out of here,” Shimoyama recalled one caller telling the mosque over the phone. “But I try to respond and listen to their claims.”

Shimoyama blames the media for evoking a negative perception of Islam, especially among those unfamiliar with the religion.

What drove Shimoyama to convert was the hospitality he found in Muslims he met when traveling.

When Japan-born Shimoyama visited Africa in his university years, he had not heard much about Muslims before. But their hospitality sparked his interest in Islam’s teachings, from which he believed their kindness sprang.

Since his return he has been advocating for Japan’s Islamic community and working to raise awareness and remove misconceptions of the faith caused by radical extremists.

According to Shimoyama, unlike those abroad who feel threatened by the growing presence of Muslims in their countries, today’s Japanese show greater interest and don’t tend to express anti-Muslim sentiment.

Shimoyama also visits schools around Tokyo to talk about Islamic society.

In a letter addressed to Shimoyama, a sixth-grader from an elementary school who attended his lecture wrote: “I used to think of Islam as something scary … that caused so many people to lose their lives.”

In their letters, other classmates, too, admitted to having linked Islam with terrorism, but added that getting to know about Islam made them contemplate why some believers started turning violent.

They felt sorry for their brethren in conflict-torn areas.

“In the future I’d like to become a doctor . . . and go abroad to rescue victims of wars like those . . . in Syria,” wrote one girl.

Don’t criticise Islam – or risk war or a law suit

News is being sued by former refugee over it’s story on Islam.
Former asylum seeker Aladdin Sisalem, 37, was upset over the front-page article on November 30, 2015 and lodged a claim with the human rights division of VCAT.

The report, headlined “Islam Must Change” quoted MP Andrew Hastie, who said he had no problem with Muslim Australians, but called for an “honest debate about the ideas driving Islamic extremism”.

This is the next Man Haroon Monis. Aladdin Sisalem is not ‘refugee’, he is an agent of Islam. He is an enemy of Australia, an infil-traitor with the mental baggage of a Muslim agent.  If he hasn’t got citizenship yet it should be easy enough to send him on his way. Kuwait is a safe place for a creature like this.
We stand by ‘Islam Must Change’ report
THE Herald Sun has refuted claims it breached state religious vilification laws over a political news report referring to Islam.
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Free speech – and more – is once again in danger:

Andrew Bolt

A refugee who was the last person detained on Manus Island in 2004 has told a tribunal a newspaper article quoting MPs talking about Islam could “create a civil war”.

The article, entitled “Islam must change”, was published last November and quoted Coalition MPs Andrew Hastie, Michael Sukkar and Josh Frydenberg questioning the need for reform within modern Islam.

In his application before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, former Palestinian Aladdin Sisalem, 37, alleges the Herald Sun article vilified Islam by claiming it was involved in “serious crimes without any proof and calling for my religion to change”…

This is the third court case he has been involved in since 2004, including an anti-discrimination case against his university, RMIT, where he was studying ­engineering.

In the other case, he protested against the cancellation of his Disability Support Pension.

The cancellation of his pension was linked to his level of impairment and it was noted in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision that he had travelled overseas 16 times in five years and had no difficulty in lifting 13kg of luggage into the overhead compartment on a flight.

Mr Sisalem alleged yesterday that the Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, which publishes the Herald Sun, breached three subsections of the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 by publishing the article…

Tribunal member Julia Grainger …  has reserved her decision. 

Once again The Age appears to be cheering recklessly for a muzzle.

Turks Go Apeshit Over Germany’s Armenia Resolution

Die Türkei schäumt wegen Armenien-Resolution vor Wut
Nach der Armenien-Resolution des Bundestages demonstrieren türkische Nationalisten vor dem deutschen Konsulat in Istanbul. Die Regierung in Ankara…MSN.COM
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Surat Al-‘Anfal [verse 17] – And you did not kill them, but it was Allah who killed them. And you threw not, [O Muhammad], when you threw, but it was Allah who 

Allah did it. No Turkish Muslim can commit genocide. (Tayyip Erdogan)

Merkel portrayed as HITLER! Turkey’s relations with Germany EXPLODE over genocide claims
TENSIONS between Germany and Turkey have erupted despite the delicate EU migrant deal after a ruling in Berlin’s parliament led to a Turkish newspaper…
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Irked Turks warn Germany over Armenian Genocide vote

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“Turkey warns Germany over Armenian Genocide vote,” by Siranush Ghazanchyan, Public Radio of Armenia, May 30, 2016

Turkey has criticized plans by Germany’s parliament to recognize the World War I killings of Armenians as genocide, the Associated Press reports.

Germany’s parliament is to hold a vote on a motion describing the deaths as genocide this week.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Monday that Germany — home to a large Turkish community — should “act with caution.”

He said parliaments should not decide on history and that all countries should make documents available to historians so they can shed light on the killings.

In other news:
A Muslim religious leader and his wife have been branded liars after their allegations of racism collapsed in court.

The couple had made claims of racist comments being made by a man living close to a mosque after a long-running dispute over parking.

However, the case fell apart at Dunfermline Sheriff Court leading to a not guilty verdict against Richard Hynd.

The case had received widespread publicity last year when the wife of the imam, who claimed he had been racially abused, brought proceedings to halt by insisting on wearing a full-veil when giving evidence.

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Why “radical” is deemed good and “moderate” bad.

“Radical” vs. “Moderate” Islam: A Muslim View

by Raymond Ibrahim

  • According to Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Khadr, the first loyalty of radicals is to Islam while the first loyalty for moderates, regardless of their religion, is to the state. Radicals reject the idea of religious equality because Allah’s true religion is Islam; moderates accept it.
  • Radicals, Khadr charges, also marvel that the moderate “finds hatred for non-Muslims unacceptable.”
  • If true — and disturbing polls certainly indicate that Khadr’s findings are prevalent — the West may need to rethink one of its main means of countering radical Islam: moderate Muslims and moderate Islam.

After his recent electoral victory, it emerged that Sadiq Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor, had described moderate Muslim groups as “Uncle Toms” — a racial slur used against blacks perceived to be subservient to whites, or, in this context, Muslims who embrace “moderate Islam” as, in his view, a way of being subservient to the West.

One of Iran’s highest clerics apparently shares the same convictions. After asserting that “revolutionary Islam is the same as pure Muhammadan Islam,” Ayatollah Tabatabaeinejad recently said:

“Some say our Islam is not revolutionary Islam, but we must say to them that non-revolutionary Islam is the same as American Islam. Islam commands us to be firm against the enemies and be kind and compassionate toward each other and not be afraid of anything…”

According to the AB News Agency,

“Ayatollah Tabatabaeinejad stated that revolutionary Islam is this same Islam. It is the Islam that is within us that can create changes. The warriors realized that Islam is not just prayers and fasting, but rather they stood against the enemies in support of Islam.”

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There’s now a site specifically for people who want second wives

“This is not a dating site. It’s for people who are serious about marriage,” said Azad Chaiwala, the founder of SecondWife.com and Polygamy.com.

Azad Chaiwala founded secondwife.com to help connect Muslims seeking polygamist relationships PHOTO: SECONDWIFE.COM VIA THE STAR

Azad Chaiwala founded secondwife.com to help connect Muslims seeking polygamist relationships PHOTO: SECONDWIFE.COM VIA THE STAR

A British-Pakistani man is trying to take the idea of polygamy, which has roots in Muslim culture, and make it mainstream.

Entrepreneur Azad Chaiwala’s has set up two websites to help connect would-be polygamists with likely partners worldwide.

“This is not a dating site. It’s for people who are serious about marriage,” said Azad Chaiwala, the founder of SecondWife.com and Polygamy.com.

According to Chaiwala, about 3,600 Canadians as well as thousands of Britons, Americans, Australians and people from the Gulf countries are registered on the website. Since 2014, he says, the numbers of people coming to the sites have topped 30,000 and he believes the numbers will only increase, forcing governments to think about legalising polygamy.

Muslim men find multiple wives using Russian dating app

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