How will we ever win hearts & minds in the muslim world now? How can our reporters ever feel safe among our enemies again?
“Embattled Taliban rely on human shields”
By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU and RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press
MARJAH, Afghanistan â€“Â TalibanÂ fighters holding out in Marjah are increasingly using civilians asÂ human shields, firing from compounds where U.S. and Afghan forces can clearly see women and children on rooftops or in windows, Afghan and U.S. troops said Wednesday.
Hamas human shields on rooftops/file photo
Continue reading Shocka: AP notices that Taliban shoot from behind human shields…
….because we all know that long prison sentences “radicalize” Islamic terrorists .…
Anjem Chaudrey waves his dirty little book…
Spinning Out Of Control: Honor Killings and Media Bias
We are entering an all-spin zone, a wild, weird and spooky season and I am not talking about Halloween.
With a few exceptions, the mainstream media continue to kill stories about honor killings and attempted honor killings in North America. How often did you read stories about the honor killings that took place in Toronto (07), Dallas (08), Atlanta (08), Oak Forest, Illinois (08), Alexandria (08), Buffalo (09), and Kingston, Canada (09)â€”on and on, until the most recent attempted honor killing in Phoenix? More from Phyllis Chesler
“There is one place west of Kandahar City where they shoot at us every day through a shield of children. They actually stack them up, with eight-year-olds at the front and 15-year-olds at the back.”
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan â€” A 12-year-old boy caught in the act as he placed a homemade bomb under a road in the volatile Zhari District on Friday grabbed a baby as a human shield to protect himself from attack from the U.S. helicopter that had spotted him.
‘Flying imams’ case is settled at our expense
The “flying imams” and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) are declaring victory in their legal war against law-enforcement personnel and safety procedures at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Their “victory” — aided and abetted by a judge arrogantly dismissive of law-enforcement realities — is a major setback for transportation safety. Startribune
Turkey Turns Down Christians Seeking Protection…/ Allah doesn’t like competition…
Weapons for the Shi’ites who are rebelling against the Yemeni government. “Iranian ship laden with weapons seized off Yemen,” by Nasser Arrabyee forÂ Gulf News
Continue reading Things Muslims Do…
MILF raids Philippine village, uses hostages as human shields
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front doesn’t seem to have any problem using civilian hostages in furthering the goals of its jihad.
Evidently this group is filled with still more Misunderstanders of Islam, right? Because we all know that this kind of behavior is not sanctioned in Islam, right?
In reality, procedures dictating what to do with hostages are deeply rooted in Islamic legal thought. The Shafi’i jurist al-Mawardi explained that Muslims who took hostages had four options: “As for the captives, the amir [ruler] has the choice of taking the most beneficial action of four possibilities: the first to put them to death by cutting their necks; the second, to enslave them and apply the laws of slavery regarding their sale and manumission; the third, to ransom them in exchange for goods or prisoners; and fourth, to show favor to them and pardon them. Allah, may he be exalted, says, ‘When you encounter those [infidels] who deny [the Truth=Islam] then strike [their] necks’ (Qur’an sura 47, verse 4)” –Â al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah, (The Laws of Islamic Governance).
In this case they were freed, once they had served their purpose as human shields.
“Muslim rebels raid southern Philippine village,” fromÂ The News International, May 16 (thanks to Jihad Watch):
COTABATO: Muslim separatist rebels raided a southern Philippine village, ransacked stores and used about 20 hostages as human shields in their escape, the military said Saturday.
Continue reading Phillipino Jihad: MILF's Must Be Chronic Misunderstanders of Islam
H/T eye on the world:
Is living under the Sharia great or what?
(Times Online) TALIBAN militants who have seized swathes of North West Frontier Province in Pakistanhave inflicted a reign of terror on villagers, landowners and the police, using kidnapping, looting, pillaging and murder to impose their will.
* Damn. Where is Sherifa Zuhur when you need her? Don’t these ignorant Taliban folks know that kidnapping is totally un-Islamic?
Yesterday, as Pakistani forces stepped up their campaign to retake territory in the districts of Buner, Dir and Swat, it emerged that in one Taliban-controlled village, Pir Baba in Buner, the militants were holding 2,000 people as human shields in case the army attacked.
Continue reading Taliban terrorizes 2,000 villagers as human shields
Because it works: children as shields in violent Oslo Anti Israel protest
thanks to JW
Oldies but Goldies:
Sweden: Former UN President Waves Hezbollah Flag in Anti-Israel Demo
Israeli Foreign Minister and Kadima leader, Tzipi Livni, under a swastika. PhotoÂ BjÃ¶rnbrum.
Former party secretary for the Social democrats Lars Stjernkvist under the Hezbollah flag.
Photo by Erik Svansbo.
Pali journo confirms what the world ignores — thatÂ Hamas uses civilians as human shields
By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
“We desire death as you desire life.”
* AÂ variationÂ of this theme (“Kuffar we love death and you love Pepsi Cola”) can be found in sheik yer’mami’s song “Never do a thing like that”, here…
The UN announcement that 51 civilians have died in the conflict in Gaza must be understood in the context of Hamas’s declared ideology to use civilians as human shields for Hamas fighters. Indeed, Hamas continues to emphasize and promote the religious ideology that death for Allah is an ideal to be actively pursued.
*Â Israel tries to minimize civilian casualties, Hamas tries to maximize them
*Â Hamas Women Vow to Become ‘Martyrdom-Seekers’ and Blow Themselves Up Among ‘the Apes and Pigs’
* More than 700,000 Israelis now in range of Hamas missiles
The Palestinian rocket that hit the Israeli town of Beersheba detonated without causing injuries â€“ but the shock waves are still reverberating through the Jewish state.
The goal is to convince Palestinians, including women and children, not to fear death but even to face it at the front to protect Hamas fighters. Hamas’s placement of its military installations and fighters among civilians reflects this ideology, and has led to these 51 deaths.
Continue reading Hamas Explains Use of Civilians as Human Shields
* Traditional Muhammedan warfare. Why is anyone surprised?
Telegraph UKÂ By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent
Taliban forces deliberately used a compound sheltering civilians for an attack that led to British troops bombing the home and killing an Afghan woman and two children, defence sources said.
*Â Leave or face more deaths, Taliban warns Canada