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Yemen: Urine Slurping Cleric Urges Islamic Rule

By LAURA KASINOF and SCOTT SHANE/New York Times

WoJ featured Sheikh Abdul Majid al-Zindani on several occasions:

Sheikh Abdul Majid al-Zindani joined protesters in Sana on tuesday and called for the replacement of Yemen’s government with an Islamic state.

SANA, Yemen — Yemen’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, maintained a tenuous hold on power on Tuesday, blaming the United States and Israel for protests across the Arab world, while a prominent radical cleric joined the growing crowds demanding his ouster and called for an Islamic state.

American officials expressed concern about the statement of the cleric, Abdul Majid al-Zindani, a onetime mentor of Osama bin Laden, which introduced a new Islamist element to the turmoil in a country where Al Qaeda is viewed as a grave threat. The protests that toppled leaders in Tunisia and Egypt and that now have spread to Libya, Bahrain and Oman have been largely secular in nature.

Mr. Zindani spoke on an open-air stage before several thousand antigovernment protesters, guarded by 10 men carrying AK-47s and shielded from the scorching sun by two umbrellas wielded by aides. “An Islamic state is coming,” he said, drawing cries of “God is great” from some in the crowd.

He said Mr. Saleh “came to power by force, and stayed in power by force, and the only way to get rid of him is through the force of the people.”

It was not clear how much support Mr. Zindani had among the protest movement.

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Yemen: Al-Qaeda commander declares jihad against Shi'ites

No Caliph needed to declare jihad. But  enlightened progressives and their Muselmanic handlers keep telling us that jihad means ‘inner struggle’, so there’s nothing  here that should concern us:

He says it’s in retaliation for an earlier Shi’ite attack, which is par for the course: jihadis today always frame their attacks as defensive. This is most likely because in the absence of a caliph, there is no Sunni authority authorized to declare offensive jihad.

Note also that Iran’s Ahlul Bayt News Agency, which is run exclusively by Muslims, has no problem translating jihad as “holy war.” Apparently the “jihad does not mean holy war” memos that circulate among Islamic spokesmen in America don’t make their way to Tehran.

“Yemen al-Qaeda Terrorist commander declares war against Shiite Muslims,” from theAhlul Bayt News Agency, January 29 via JW:

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The Whole Ugly Truth

Thanks to Politically Incorrect and Dr. Gudrun Eussner

Killed for “bringing the light of Christianity” to the Muslim savages:

Lydia and Anna Hentschel, six and four, were flown back to Germany in a Challenger 601 jet of the German Luftwaffe on Wednesday.

The family was seized by gunmen on June 12, 2009 while on an excursion with two female German Bible school students, who had worked as assistant nurses, a British engineer and a female South Korean teacher. The badly mutilated dead bodies of the German Bible school students and the Korean teacher were found three days later. What happened to the Brit is unknown.

The brutality and length of this hostage taking may be explained by the fact that the girls father had been trying to convert Muslims to the Christian faith. German authorities believe that the Germans were regarded as Christian missionaries in Sa’ada and missionary writings were found in the belongings of the Bible students who have been murdered.

Johannes, a technician and Arabic speaker, and Sabine, a nurse, had fulfilled a dream by uprooting themselves off their home in Saxony seven years ago and moving to Yemen. They were employed by Worldwide Services, a Christian charity based in the Netherlands, which makes the qualification used by the media, that they “were regarded” missionaries, appear somewhat superfluous. To all intents and purposes, they WERE missionaries.

They had planned to return to Germany this year for their daughters to start school.

I won’t say much about the parents. Just that this is just another sickmaking example of what German “idealism” is capable of doing. Because THEY thought THEY could bring the light to the savages in one of the most backward countries in the world, because of this preposterous arrogance, because they thought that made it worthwhile to start a family and live there, they are now most likely dead, together with their baby son who never had a chance.

The baby son, in case he survived, will be raised as a Muslim among Muslim tribesmen.

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"Kidnapped German Girls Were Well Treated"

Kidnapped German sisters speak Arabic to each other

Telegraph UK

The freed children of German aid workers kidnapped in Yemen a year ago speak only Arabic to each other, have given each other new names, and have asked their relatives if they can cook over an open fire.

Little girls snatched by ‘al-Qaeda group’ are set free after 11 months in captivity

The two kidnapped girls Anna (L) and Lydia from Saxony, who were freed by Saudi Arabian special forces Photo: SAECHSISCHE ZETUNG/PRIVAT!

Experts believe their abductors may have named them as they moved them around to secret hideouts during their ordeal. They had their hair dyed with henna, play with clay pots.

Their total immersion in Arab culture makes family members caring for them since they arrived back in Germany last week fear they have been separated from their parents for some time, although they have not yet asked the children when they last saw their mother and father, fearing such a question could trigger post traumatic stress disorder.

The kidnapped family from Saxony: Johannes H. with his wife Sabine and kids Lydia, Anna and Simon. The two girls have now been freed.

The children were reunited with their uncle and other family members late on Wednesday after being flown back to Germany aboard a Bundeswehr aircraft.

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Germany Overrules Islamic Law – Returns Kurdish Child Bride

H/T RoP

Needless to mention that the soldiers of Allah are up in arms:

Court Returns Child Bride to Parents

The Kurdish child bride that was sold in Berlin to the family of the “husband” (PI reported) has been returned by family court to her parents. Wow! If that doesn’t unleash any diplomatic entanglements! How can a German court dare to set itself over Kurdish traditions? The “husband” showed out in the courtroom. How dare the judges take away his property from him? After all, he had paid dearly for her! And whom could he now beat up?  BILD reports (in German) Here is a translation from PI

Yemen: Muslims Vow to Fight Ban on Child Brides…

Powerful Yemeni Cleric Vows A “million” Signatures To Protest Draft Law Banning Child Brides

Because Muhammad, prophet of Islam,  married Aisha when she was six and consummated the marriage when she was nine. Here are some links on sheik Zindani, he’s quite a piece of work:

CBS News(AP) SAN’A, Yemen (AP) – Yemen’s most influential Islamic cleric vowed on Saturday to gather a “million” signatures to protest a draft law banning child brides, in an increasingly vocal showdown against the country’s weak government which needs the support of powerful religious leaders to hold onto power.

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Ready for another Aisha story?

5-yr-old girl raped by  Islamic cleric

Zopag News Network/TROP

Muzaffarnagar, April 12:  A 5-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a cleric at Minranpur town in Muzaffarnagar and was later arrested, police said.  65-year-old Abdul Karim was arrested for raping the minor following an FIR lodged by the victim’s father Noshad in this regard, they said, adding the girl had been sent for medical examination.

Child Marriage Horror in Yemen  Was Worse Than Reported:

Nujood, the extraordinary girl who went to a judge to escape her “marriage”

Even the New York Slimes runs the story:

Another Dead Child-Bride

Apologists will be quick to say the aspects of the story that are coming out now are “un-Islamic.” But Islamic law, along with its many inherent defects, creates broader conditions for exploitation and abuse. Thus, playing the “un-Islamic” card in this case would amount to an attempt to duck responsibility for the consequences of Islamic law, which, after all, provides for child marriage after the example of Muhammad himself.

“Dead Yemeni Child Bride Tied Up, Raped, Says Mom,” from the Associated Press, April 10 (thanks to JW):

SHUEBA, Yemen (AP) — A 13-year-old Yemeni child bride who bled to death shortly after marriage was tied down and forced to have sex by her husband, according to interviews with the child’s mother, police and medical reports.

The lame-stream western media remains fix-focussed on the pope. A bunch of lunatics who are proud to soil their own nest:


The girl’s mother, Nijma Ahmed, 50, told the Associated Press that before her daughter lost consciousness, she said that her husband had tied her up and forced himself on her. ”She looked like she was butchered,” she said about her daughter’s injuries.

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Yemen to Obama: No, we are not going after al-Awlaki, he is not a terrorist

Eye on the world

“A Muslim cannot be a terrorist…”

SAN’A, YEMEN (AP) — Yemeni forces are not going after a radical U.S.-born cleric who has reportedly been added to the CIA’s list of targets to be killed or captured, the foreign minister said Saturday.

“Anwar al-Awlaki has to us been always looked at as a preacher rather than a terrorist and shouldn’t be looked at as a terrorist unless the Americans have evidence that he has been involved in terrorism,” al-Qirbi said.   More…

Photo of the day

“Obama Outreach rejected…”

Supporters of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr burn an effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest in Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad April 9, 2010. Anti-U.S. cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a key player in forming a new Iraq government, urged Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims on Friday to unite to oust American troops. The Iraqi national flag reads, “God is great”. (Reuters Pictures)

And he thought if he kissed their asses with passion, they would love him.

While Obama eliminates such terms as “radical Islam”, “terrorism”, “jihad”, etc. from the official language, the danger this poses to our security is incalculable.

Frank Gaffney explains The real reason they hate us

Al-Qaeda in threat to England and USA fans at World Cup

(Daily Record) Al-QAEDA have threatened to kill hundreds of fans during England’s World Cup match against the US.

Allah’s little helpers are hoping to set series of explosions so that “The whole stadium is turned upside down and the number of dead are in their dozens and hundreds, Allah willing.”

Top Yemeni clerics oppose ban on child brides

It won’t happen. Change won’t come to Yemen as long as the clerics have a say. Muhammad married Aisha when she was 6 and consummated the marriage when she was nine. And every Mohammedan seeks to emulate the prophet, because he was the perfect man……

Yemeni women hold up the Quran and Arabic placard reading “yes to the legal rights of the Muslim woman” as they take part in a protest outside the parliament in San’a, Sunday, March 21, 2010. Some of Yemen’s most influential Islamic leaders, including one the U.S. says mentored Osama bin Laden, have declared supporters of a ban on child brides to be apostates. The religious decree, issued Sunday, deeply imperils efforts to salvage legislation that would make it illegal for those under the age of 17 to marry.

Shake & Bake women of Yemen from Vlad Tepes on Vimeo.

By AHMED AL-HAJ and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI
Associated Press Writers

SAN’A, Yemen (AP) — Some of Yemen’s most influential Islamic leaders, including one the U.S. says mentored Osama bin Laden, have declared supporters of a ban on child brides to be apostates.

Under the Islamic system, apostates must be killed.

The religious decree, issued Sunday, deeply imperils efforts to salvage legislation that would make it illegal for those under the age of 17 to marry.

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Yemen: Where Aussie Jihadists meet to "misunderstand" Islam

Jihad Watch: Australian nationals under surveillance for connections to Yemeni jihadists

YEMEN: Where the elite meet to “misunderstand” Islam/The Australian

Counter-terrorism agencies are increasingly concerned about deepening links between a group of Australians under surveillance because of their connections with the Sydney terror cell and Islamic militants in Yemen, widely regarded as “the new Afghanistan” for al-Qa’ida.

Security agencies are monitoring the movements of at least 20 Australians who have travelled to Yemen in recent years, including friends and family of the nine men recently convicted and sentenced to up to 28 years in prison for preparing for a terrorist act in Sydney.

Authorities have also monitored mobile phone and email communications between some of them and a Yemeni militant group led by American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who the US claims is a leading recruiter and motivator for al-Qa’ida and its franchise groups.

Awlaki is wanted in connection with the attempted bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day. The accused bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, reportedly identified Awlaki as his recruiter and trainer.

The cleric also provided religious advice to US army major Nidal Malik Hasan, who is accused of murdering 13 people and wounding 30 more in a shootout at the Fort Hood army base last November.

Awlaki preaches that “hatred of kufr (non-Muslims) is a central element of our military creed” and urges Muslims to remain physically fit and train with firearms “to be ready for the battlefield”. Videotapes of his sermons have been circulated among a small group of admirers in Australia.

“His teachings are of great concern to us,” Detective Superintendent John O’Reilly, commander of the NSW Police Counter-Terrorism and Special Tactics Operations Group told The Australian.

The Australians who have travelled to Yemen include a Sydney man who left for the Middle East late last year, only weeks after having his passport returned to him byASIO. It had been confiscated following an ASIO assessment that he was “likely to support or participate in acts of politically motivated violence”.

The man had previously travelled to Pakistan, where police say he trained with the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Toiba in 2000, before it was proscribed in Australia.

Former Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks told Australian Federal Police the man had been in the same camp at the same time as him.

The Sydney man was named repeatedly during the recent terror trial, which culminated in the conviction and sentencing of five men on terrorism conspiracy charges in the NSW Supreme Court at Parramatta. Another four had already pleaded guilty.

The court heard that the man had been involved in buying laboratory equipment to be used in an attack but he was not charged because of insufficient evidence.

He had previously tried to visit Yemen in 2004, when arrangements were made for him by a friend from Sydney, Polish-born Marek Samulski, who had lived in Yemen.

Samulski was detained by Yemeni police in the capital, Sanaa, in 2006 during an investigation into an al-Qa’ida-linked group that the Yemeni authorities said was smuggling weapons to Islamist insurgents in neighbouring Somalia. Samulski, eventually released without charge, has not returned to Australia.

Australia’s ambassador for counter-terrorism Bill Paterson told a national security conference in Sydney last week that Yemen had effectively become a safe haven for militants much as Afghanistan was in the 1980s and 90s.

After the ass-bomber scare, Yemeni-trained female suicide bombers may be attempting to enter the U.S.

Explosives in every hole:

“They have trained women,” said former White House counter-terrorism official Richard Clarke, an ABC News consultant.

Equal-opportunity jihad, and more evidence of the magnitude of the ongoing threat from Yemen. “Alert: Female Suicide Bombers May Be Heading Here from Yemen,” by Richard Esposito, Rhonda Schwartz, and Brian Ross for ABC News, but always better from JW

120 al-Qaida suspects detained in Turkey (AP)

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish police launched a nationwide crackdown on suspected militants linked to the al-Qaida terror network on Friday, rounding up 120 people in simultaneous pre-dawn raids, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported.

U.K. raises terror alert to “severe,” attack “highly likely”

The British Muslim Police and the Islamic Human Rights Commission

The National Association of Muslim Police thinks British Muslims should report crimes to the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC). It sounds a lovely organisation, doesn’t it? Human Rights. Who could be against that?

The only problem, as so often with Islamic groups, is that it doesn’t do exactly what it says on the tin.

The IHRC is a Khomeinist group. It campaigns for imprisoned extremists such as the “Blind Sheikh”, Omar Abdel Rahman, currently serving a life sentence in the US for his part in the first blowing-up of the World Trade Centre in 1993. Telegraph UK

India Hijack Plot: Alert Issued Over Possible Al Qaeda Plane Attack

Gateway Pundit:

Scott Baio Receives Death Threats For Posting Unflattering Photo of Michelle O on Twitter

Obama and his pro-Islamic Department of Justice (DOJ), have stabbed the families of the Beirut bombing victims in the back. Just like he did the families of the 911 victims, when he had the DOJ fill a brief to shield the Saudi Royal Family from any 911 lawsuits. Any questions where his loyalties lie?

Hat tip to Bare Naked Islam/via Islam in action