“British terrorism expert” predicts dire reaction to Israeli incursion
* BBC reported: “The centre will conduct research ‘from a Muslim perspective’.Â
* The irony is, this “Terrorism expert” and his “Centre for the Study of Terrorism” are funded by the British taxpayer. Never has the old saying “you get what you pay for” been more appropriate…
For the record, this “British terrorism expert” also happens to be Egyptian-born, Muslim brotherhood spokesman, Kamal El-Helbawy, who once questioned whetherÂ Israeli children are legitimate targetsÂ — thisÂ beforeÂ Israel’s latest “blame-all” incursion. One must wonder, therefore, whether his “expertise” in terrorism is a product of theoretic knowledge or hands-on experience.
“Middle East: Israeli attacks may lead to new terror networks, says expert,” fromÂ Adnkronos, December 29 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm):
Gaza, 29 Dec. (AKI) – The latest Israeli attacks on Gaza could promote the growth of ‘new Al-Qaeda’ terror networks, aÂ British terrorism expertÂ warned on Monday. Kamal El-Helbawy, director of The Centre for the Study of Terrorism, said the raids had provoked widespread anger throughout the Middle East and many people, even children, were now talking about revenge.[…]
What else is new? Had Israeli not attacked, would thereÂ notÂ be “widespread anger,” including children talking of “revenge”?
No matter what happens there will be ‘new terror networks’ as long as Islam exists.
‘No Islam, No Terror Networks’.
Egyptian-born El-Helbawy, one of the founders of the Muslim Association of Britain, saidÂ if a solution was not found, he did not expect peace to prevail in the Middle East.
“Solution” here means nothing less than the total elimination of Israel; El-Helbawy would’ve been more honest had he prefixed the word “final” to “solution.”
El-Helbawy who took part in an interfaith conference between Muslims and Christians in London on Monday, warned the conflict could worsen, particularly if Israel launched a ground invasion.Â
“It will get worse,” he said. “The Palestinians will not stop, they will defend their country to the last citizen.”
* Really?Â What country are they defending? When did the Pali terrortories (not mispelled) become a country?
El-Helbawy’s centre provides insights into global trends in Islamic resurgence, democratisation and extremism in the Muslim world.
Meanwhile, Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak told Parliament on Monday that his country was ‘at an all-out war’ with Hamas.
“We have stretched our hand in peace many times to the Palestinian people. We have nothing against the people of Gaza,” Barak said. “But this is an all-out war against Hamas and its branches.”
Barak said Israel was not fighting the residents of Gaza, but wanted to deal Hamas a “severe blow”. He warned that the Israeli operation would be “widened and deepened as needed”.
The United States – Israel’s strongest ally – has said it is up to Hamas to end the violence and commit itself to a truce.
Give Hamas its due. It is honest about its genocidal intentions towards Jews.
t;strong>Here is a link to the Hamas “covenant.”
“Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious.”
“The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews.” (related by al-Bukhari and Moslem).
“Allah is its [Hamas’] target, the Prophet is its model, the Koran its constitution: Jihad is its path and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes.”
The Palestinians voted for a party that plainly stated its intention to commit genocide against Jews. It is a party that has done all in its power to give substance to its stated intentions.
Now the Pals have a war in which Palistanians are dying.
And no doubt the Danish government, in not punishing — preferably by death — those Danish cartoonists and those who dared to publish them, also contributed to a new Al Qaeda. And the French government, in not permitting the wearing of the hijab in the public schools of laic France, and the government of India, in not simply turning over Kashmir to Muslim rule, and the government of Thailand, for actually deciding to fight the Muslim terrorists who have been so busy decapitating Buddhist teachers and farmers and monks in southern Thailand, and all the other Infidels, all over the world, who will not roll over and play dead when Muslims come with their demands, contribute to “Al Qaeda.” But what contributes most to Al Qaeda, what above all explains not only Al Qaeda, but Lashkar-e-Toiba, and Ansar al-Islam, and Jund al-Muhammad, and Hamas, and Hezbollah, and a thousand other groups or groupuscules, or simply loan individuals, acting in the same spirit, determined to use terrorism against Infidels as their favorite instrument of Jihad, is Islam itself, the Qur’an, the Hadith, the Sira.
One wonders if this Muslim Egyptian really thinks he, and others, can continue to hide from the world’s Infidels, or continue to explain away, the contents of the canonical Islamic texts, and the tenets that, for the past 1350 years, have been so easily derived from them. How long does he think such information can continue to be kept from the world’s Infidels? And how long does he think the growing army of articulate apostates in the West — what Muslim, if allowed to develop his brain and his moral sense, outside of Dar al-Islam, would not come to the point of jettisoning Islam, even if not all such abandoners of the faith choose to make that abandonment public, for fear of being ostracised by their families, or much, much worse.
Posted by: HughÂ Â atÂ December 29, 2008 8:01 PM
More onÂ Kamal Al-Hilbawi thanks to Jeffrey Imm
Some more background on this “British terrorism expert”:
Reports on Kamal Al-Hilbawi (aka Helbawy) and Growing Challenge of Counterterrorism Think Tanks’ Infiltration
(UK) MEMRI: “British Islamist Kamal Al-Hilbawi and Liberal Nabil Yassin
Debate: Are Israeli Children Legitimate Military Targets?”
— NOTE name also spelled as “Helbawy”
— Dr. Kamal Al-Hilbawi: “I believe that every Israeli civilian is a future soldier…. Even if he is a child.”
— MEMRI: “Dr. Kamal Al-Hilbawi, introduced on the program as director of
the London Center for the Study of Terrorism, and political analyst Dr.
Nabil Yassin. Dr. Hilbawi is also former spokesman of the international
Muslim Brotherhood in the West. The debate aired on BBC Arabic TV on
October 17, 2008”
—- Video Clip:
—- Video Transcript
— “Asharq al-Awsat talks to Sheikh Dr Kamal al-Hilbawi, former spokesman
of the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe and founding member of the Muslim
Association of Britain”
— Kamal Al-Hilbawi aka Kamal El-Helbawy web site
— Harry’s Place: Hilbawi ”also is an adviser to the Global Civilization
Study Center in London and chairman of the Center for the Study of
Terrorism.’ The website of the GCSC is ‘under construction.'”
—– UK-based “Centre for the Study of Terrorism”
—– Centre for the Study of Terrorism – Dr Kamal el-Helbawy – ChairmanÂ
—- “Dr Kamal is the chairman of Centre for the Study of Terrorism (CFSOT) since the inception in 2006.”
—– Global Civilisation Study Center
— Hilbawi mentioned in HLF trial testimony
— Hilbawi listed in HLF unindicted co-conspirators – Page 4, item 22
— 1998: Islamic Militants on the Lecture Circuit in the United States
—- Paul Cruickshank sought Muslim Brotherhood’s Kamal Helbawy in October
2006 meeting in New York University Law School Center for Law and
—— “When Newsweek asked Mr. Cruickshank about why Kama el Helbawy wasn’t allowed in the United States, Cruickshank was baffled, stating that ‘[h]e’s a really respected guy… [h]e’s very influential within the Muslim community in Britain and his name is recognized throughout the world.'”
—- U.S. Homeland Security denied entry to Muslim Brotherhood’s Kamal Helbawy
—- in 2008 Kamal El Helbawy was praised by Paul Cruickshank and Peter Bergen as Muslim Brotherhood contact in British Finsbury mosque recruiting “moderates”Â
—– More on Paul Cruickshank comments on Capitol Hill in September 2008
—– More on Peter Bergen comments on Capitol Hill in September 2008
— Helbawy speaks on America and the War on Terror at London Muslim Centre (LMC)Â
— October 18, 2008 – BBC: Helbawy representing “Centre for the Study of Terrorism”
— Kashmir Herald: “On June 19-21, 1991, the Virginia-based United Association for Studies and Research (UASR) co-sponsored one of the largest gatherings of Islamist militants ever held in the US. Kamal Hilbawi, the leader of Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt, openly incited terrorist attacks against the Jews.”
— August 2007 – Think Tank Directors Spy a Potential Enemy Within – by Elaine Monaghan
—– links to Jamestown Foundation
—–“Jamestown board member Diana Denman found the Helbawy connection sinister enough to suspect that Abedin’s present affiliation with the Centre for the Study of Terrorism could mean the Jamestown Foundation had been infiltrated by Islamists”