Jihad in Rio (Revisited)

Eleven students shot dead in a school in Rio de Janiero. The man may have been mad, but his choice of faith is interesting: Islam

Despite the coverup by the lame stream media the truth will out:

“I’m shocked, shocked to find that jihad is going on in here!”

No, really. Captain Renault.

The young man is a Muslim who converted to Islam some time ago. (Al Arabiya)

The gunman’s sister, Rosilane Menezes, said in an interview with Radio Band News, that her adoptive brother was strange, reserved and had no friends. “He was so focused on things related to Islam and had let his beard grow long. It was weird, was on the internet all day reading issues and it was very strange, very secretive,” she said. (Andrew Bolt)

“Closer to Islam”

His sister said “he appeared to have got closer to Islam and spent all his time on the internet”

Renguinho adds: Ignorance is Bliss

“the general common Brazilian person don’t even know what “Muslim” or Islam is.  If he was “obsessed” or something like that with religion, no common person would say, out of the blue, that it was with Muslim religion…”

I had to go to Al Arabiya to find out that he was a convert to Islam, that the letter said that Islam was the true religion and that the letter glorified terrorism and suicide bombings. (Elder)

Guns save lives:

‘He still had a lot of ammunition in his possession. Had it not been for the arrival of the police officer, the tragedy would have been even worse,’ Beltrami said.

Muslim Burial Demands:


“You should first know that the impure cannot touch me without gloves, only the chaste or those who lost their chastity after marriage and were not involved in adultery can touch me without gloves, or, in other words, no fornicator or adulterer can have direct contact with me, nor anything that is impure can touch my blood, nothing impure can have direct contact with a virgin without his permission, those who prepare my burial should take off all my clothes, wash me, dry me and wrap me totally naked in a white sheet that is in this building, in a bag that I left in the first room on the first floor, after they have wrapped me in this sheet they can put me in my coffin…”

Some are confused  when they read this:

“his desire of a burial with some islamic traits, it later says he expects to be resurrected by the coming of Jesus.”

But its not conflicting at all. He is referring to the Muslim Jesus, ‘Issa’  - But “Issa’-, Muhammad’s perverted Jesus, has nothing in common with the Jesus of the Christians:

‘Issa’ Will Abolish Christianity

‘Muslims believe Jesus will come back, break the cross and lead the war against the kaffirs’-

There’s more: Jesus will come back, break the cross, kill the swine and abolish the jiziyah.

The swine, that’s us folks, just in case you’re wondering.

The killing of the swine is so that the “Christian belief of its lawfulness is belied.” The reason for abolishing the jizyah tax (the compulsory poll-tax that non-Muslims must pay in order to live in a Muslim land) is based on the idea that when Jesus returns, the jizyah tax will no longer be accepted. The only choice that Christians will have is to accept Islam or die.  (http://sheikyermami.com/2007/1…)


Nothing to See, Infidel. Move On!

Obama Coverup for Jihad

7 thoughts on “Jihad in Rio (Revisited)”

  1. Note how the coward took the easy way out and committed suicide. Typical islamist – no courage, no brains, no honour. Then the creep has the nerve to instruct others as to how its body should be handled. Feed it to the pigs!!!

  2. Theresaj,
    At present no indications of muslims involvement, To muslims reading – by your silence you have condoned the murder of these school kids by YOUR co-religionist. islam – religion of peace – NO . that it is not!

  3. Information is necessary but not enough to stop Islam’s perverted ideology and actions, therefore the Guardians of Democracy are sendig this message:
    Every Child killed in this instance shall have a Mullah executed in an impure fashion. Herewith any more Jihadist activities will cause the activists to face an Impure Death as part of their penalty.
    Any descrated Churches or Temples of other faiths than Islam, will cause a Mosque to be destroyed as a penalty.

    Ban Islam for past and present War Crimes

    Mohammed: The Con Man and False Prophet

    As we are against terrorism in the world for the ultimate survival of our society, I’m offering viewpoints to win the battle against Islam’s goal of world domination, which is stated in their writings.

    Mohammed and his sayings, found in the Koran, Hadiths, Sunnahs and Surahs, are the root of Muslim terrorism.

    With truth and reality, we must discredit the founder of Islam, his sayings and the belief system that spawns this terrorism.

    Let the world know that Mohammed, while in Medina, organized raids on camel trains hauling trade goods, and received twenty percent (20%) of the ill gotten loot. The spiritual mechanics of functioning as a Prophet does not mix with being a thief and killing for wealth.

    Let the world know that Mohammed betrothed a six year old (6) child, in her ninth year (9) consummated their marriage sexually. He was in his fifties (50’s) at the time. The inner development of a Prophet does not function with paedophilia. Mohammed was a paedophile. He claimed that Aisha was his only wife that caused him to experience revelations while under the blanket with her. Mohammed’s counsel to others and actions, legitimized paedophilia through Islam’s ideology. What was the source of Mohammed’s revelations as a Paedophile? All this is stated in the Hadiths and Surahs.

    On returning to Medina after taking Mecca, he attacked one of the Jewish tribes, the Qurraysa. After 28 days of siege, the Jews capitulated. Mohammed immediately ignored the terms agreed upon as part of their surrender. He ordered and watched as all males from puberty on were beheaded in a trench. Their families were made to watch this slaughter of the male children and men. Some of the women became hysterical while watching the beheading of their husbands and sons and were also beheaded. During the slaughter, Mohammed spotted a beautiful Jewish girl and selected her for his sex slave. Her name was Rayhannah. She had to watch while her mother and sister were raped. Her sister was traded as a slave for arms which is stated in both the Hadiths and the Surahs. There were three tribal groups of Jewish origin and belief in Medina at that time. Those that weren’t killed or sold into slavery were forced out into the desert to die.
    These atrocities are the actions of a demonic fiend not a Prophet.

    Mohammed also encouraged and rewarded many assassinations in his lifetime. Murder is not an activity of a Prophet.

    The fantasy paradise that Mohammed developed to entice the itinerant, uneducated Arabs to Islam is a personal bordello. This paradise in the hereafter shows a sexual fixation and addiction in the spirit of Mohammed. This is not the development of a spiritual Prophet. This demonic personality is no doubt the most successful con man ever. Mohammed has been more successful than Hitler and the Nazi movement in longevity, size of his organization and hatred of the Jews.

    Compare Mohammed to all former Prophets and founders of great religious movements, East and West, and it easily shows us how debased he was. His organization was developed by tacking spiritual words to robbery, killing, converting by the sword and terrorism with Fatwas which are all fiendish acts. This activity by his followers is presently seen on television clips with kidnapped, innocent people being beheaded in praise of Allah.

    Last but not least, Allah was one of over two hundred and fifty (250) idols in the Ka’aba. After taking Mecca, Mohammed destroyed all other tribal idols except for the Quraysh tribe’s idol and pronounced Allah the one and only God.

    I believe that, in warfare against terrorism, we must attack the heart and not just the tentacles of Islam with truth. We must not let this perversion of religion spawn numberless adherents to Mohammed’s words to expand their terrorism. We must confront terrorism head on.

    When combating Evil remember: Appeasement is like feeding a steak to a tiger in the hope that it will eventually become a vegetarian.

    International Ban Islam petition:


    Canada’s for debate in the House of Commons:


    Guardians of Democracy site:


    Unfortunately, Muslims in debate or negotiations are forced to LIE to preserve Islam’s integrity. This noble Islamic activity is called “TAKIYA”.


    Lorenzo Bouchard

  4. Why did he kill mostly little girls???!!! Is that what the REAL Islam is about? Killing little girls for heaven’s sake!!!
    Well, get ready Sheeple.It’s coming fast and furious to good ol’ USA.

  5. Brazil school shooter: “Four hours every day I spend reading the Koran”

    Move on, kafir, nothing to see here. Nothing to do with Islam.

    Wellington Menezes de Oliveira murdered twelve children in a school in Realengo, a poor suburb of Rio de Janeiro, last Thursday. Here is more indication that the shooting was jihad-related, rather like the attempted murders that Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar committed in North Carolina after making his own close study of the Koran. More on this story. “Manuscritos de atirador mostram fixação por terrorismo,” from Globo.com, April 10 (thanks to drcancerman, who kindly offers this translation of part of that article):

    One of the shooter’s sisters told the police, in testimony, that Wellington started to go to a mosque in Rio. In his letter, he describes the conflict: “I made mistakes with my family but I changed with the Koran and they do not trust me.”
    Wellington makes reference to what could be a group. He reports that he divides time between prayers and reflections about terrorism. “I’m outside of the group but I pray to God every day with my noon prayer, that is the recognition of God, and the other 5 are the dedication to God and four hours every day I spend reading the Koran. Not the book because it stayed with the group but parts that I’ve copied for myself. And the rest of the time I spend meditating about what I read, and sometimes meditating about September 11th.”

    John Giduk, the former SF operator who did an exhaustive after-action review of the Beslan massacre said the link below is a great resource for preventing such an attack here in the US.


    More on Beslan…


    Beslan – Child rape, torture, enforced urophagia and Islamic ritual murder

    Of course every culture produces rapists and child molesters, but in non-Muslim societies these are usually isolated loners. In contrast, Muslim rapists and pedophiles are well-organised and these predators often hunt their prey in rape-gangs in a tradition of Muslim razzia going back to the ‘prophet’. The reason for this cultural difference is that pedophilia and rape are abhorrent in civilised societies, but are socially acceptable to Muslim communities because the perps are dutifully following Mohammed’s example – and Mohammed is the ‘Perfect Man’ . Kuffar women and children (uncovered meat) are there for the taking.

    From the days of Prophet Muhammad, sexual terror has been an integral part of Islamic Jihad. The siege of the Beslan School by Islamic Jihadis in 2004 was no exception.

    Child-rape, as well as being a permitted means of satisfying the jihadists’ religiously repressed lusts, also degrades, violates and humiliates the hated ‘najis kafir’ children and their parents, thus asserting the supremacy of Islam and Muslims. Forcing them to drink urine reinforces their filthy ‘najis’ status , as does feeding their minced up flesh to other unwitting kafirs.

    Don’t mention the M-word
    “Five years ago Muslim extremists invaded a school in Beslan, Russia. These Muslim terrorists held over a thousand people, most of them children, hostage. For three days these Muslim terrorists killed and tortured countless victims. The ways in which they were treated I will abbreviate . Children were shot for crying. Teachers and parents were shot for trying to calm the hostages. Young girls were gang raped. Young girls were raped with gun barrels and other objects. Many young girls did not survive these rapes. Children were forced to drink their own urine before being executed. The list of inhuman acts committed by these Muslim animals is as nothing I have ever heard before.

    Now to the reason I have titled this “Muslims had nothing to do with Beslan massacre”.

    Today I wanted to post something in the memory of the poor souls murdered in Beslan, so I started looking for a nice story already written and spell checked that I might copy and paste here. What I found disturbed me. Both BBC and SKY NEWS have stories about the five years after the event in Beslan. Neither story mentions Muslims or Islam. The British news is perverting history by not mentioning the identities of the attackers. It’s hard to believe that with Beslan on my mind today that I could find something in the news that would cause me disgust.

    Beslan: They knifed babies, they raped girls
    “THE full horror of the Russian school atrocity began to emerge yesterday as traumatised children told horrific tales of stabbed babies and brutal rapes. It has also emerged that scores of the 323 who died – including many children – had been shot in the back. While despairing soldiers and rescue workers moved among the growing pile of body bags, it was revealed that an 18-month-old baby had been repeatedly stabbed by a black-clad terrorist who had run out of ammunition.

    Other survivors told how screaming teenage girls were dragged into rooms adjoining the gymnasium where they were being held and raped by their Chechen captors who chillingly made a video film of their appalling exploits. They said children were forced to drink their own urine and eat the petals off the flowers they had brought their teachers after nearly three days without food or water in the stifling hot gym. Their stories came as Russian officials warned that the final death toll of the siege of Middle School No 1 at Beslan in North Ossetia – in which up to 1,200 people were held captive – was likely to be more than 400. http://www.jihadwatch.org/2004/09/beslan-they-knifed-babies-they-raped-girls.html

    Allah Akhbar!
    “According to The New York Times, when the terrorists took over the Russian elementary school, they shouted “Allahu akbar” (Allah is Great). […] They would make several sips of urine and then would stop and cry because their lips were chapped and the urine stung their skin.” Indira Dzetskelova, the mother of one of the child hostages in Beslan , Russia , reports that “several 15-year-old girls were raped by terrorists.” Her daughter “heard their terrible cries and screams when those monsters took them away.” Her traumatised daughter Dzerase sobbed as she added: “When the assault started, some of us were running out through the school dining room. “The terrorists started to shoot from the roof, then one of them ran into the dining room and started to shoot from the window. “I saw kids and women falling to the ground. And I saw that vermin’s face. I saw his smile as he killed my friends.” Diana Gadzhieva, 14, was held with her sister Akinba, aged 11. She told how the rebels executed all the adult men in a room upstairs. “We saw groups of men hostages going out and never coming back.” Other survivors told how screaming teenage girls were dragged into rooms adjoining the gymnasium where they were being held and raped by their Chechen captors. Witnesses reported that a black-clad terrorist who had run out of ammunition had repeatedly stabbed even an 18-month-old baby. http://www.news.faithfreedom.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=624

    Do NOT mention the M-word!
    “For the last several days, news outlets such as the BBC and some domestic networks and papers have downplayed any outside involvement in the recent masacre in Beslan. Even though initial reports clearly stated that 10 of the homicide terrorists involved were Arab nationals of one nationality or another, the Beeb insisted that witness could not remember ever seeing an Arab murderer-rapist in with the rest of the captors.
    As far as these sources were concerned, this was an entirely domestic problem, entirely the fault of Putin and Russia.
    Of course, not only was this a simplistic view of the masacre, it was completely inaccurate.
    Russian officials said authorities have determined that 10 of the 32 suicide attackers who took over a high school in Beslan in North Ossetia last week were nationals from several Arab countries. Most of the attackers were Chechens and Ingush who had been trained at Al Qaida camps in Afghanistan. According to the World Tribune, the head of the Chechen “insurgency”, Shamil Basayev received funding from the Sauds for years, and utilized these funds for the employment of hundreds of homicide bombers and other terrorists for use within Chechnya and other former Soviet republics. But no. Not according to the Beeb. No Arabs here. Move along, nothing to see here.

    On one “happy” note:
    All of the captors were said to have been killed, but three accomplices were arrested, Middle East Newsline reported. And those accomplices? From the photo I saw of one of them on the Reuters/AP photowire, he’s scared shitless. He should be. Russia has no Gitmo, no high-priced and unscrupulous lawyers bidding for the opportunity to make names for themselves by falling all over each other in an attempt to represent terrorists, no 9th Circuit protecting the rights of murderers over innocents. He should be terrified. Better yet, he should be dead.

    Beslan jihad funded by wealthy Arabs in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States
    “The Beslan child slaughter shows just how far radical Islamists will go in their conquest of the civilized world to impose Islam. Often funded by wealthy Arabs in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, the US government refuses to deal with them for political reasons while the leftist-liberal press plays political correctness.

    This is war, both cultural and religious. The enemy has melded a violent medieval religion with modern fascism and communism. It is aimed at everybody, secular or religious, Christians, Jews, Buddhists and Hindus. They are joined by an equally evil ideology that sympathizes at least with the aims of radical Islam in destroying the West: radical Leftists. In reality both are the same in practical terms.

    Both oppose democracy and individual freedom for various brands of forced collectivism and an end to capitalism. Islam wants to destroy Christianity and Judaism, both particularly hated by Leftists. Both want to destroy America, the world’s most successful capitalist nation and the most religious of the major western nations. Muslims want to impose Islam, while Leftists want to impose the pseudo-religion of Marxism.

    Both want to destroy Israel, seen as an American outpost. For years we ignored the savages Israel deals with every day. Now it isn’t just Jerusalem or Tel-aviv, it’s Russian schools, subways, and hospitals, Spanish trains, American office towers, Buddhist statues, Turkish banks and Synagogues, Iraqi schools, mosques, and grocery stores, Australian vacationers in Bali, and even a Dutch film director murdered in the streets. http://www.sullivan-county.com/immigration/list.htm

    Beslan terrorists supported by ‘British’ muslims
    “A member of the group responsible for the Beslan school massacre last month is a British citizen who attended the infamous Finsbury Park mosque in north London, The Observer can reveal. Two other members of the group, loyal to Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, are also believed to have been active in the UK until less than three years ago. They are suspected of taking part in the raid on the school in which 300 people, half of them children, died. Russian security sources described Kamel Rabat Bouralha, 46 years old and the oldest of the three, as a ‘key aide’ of Basayev, who has a £5.5 million price on his head. Basayev has boasted of training the men who took control of the school and wired it with explosives. Investigators believe that the three men, all Algerian-born, travelled to Chechnya from London to take part in fighting there in 2001.

    Russian investigators are thought to have now identified most of the 33 men who occupied the school in Beslan last month. They include two Algerians in their mid-30s called Osman Larussi and Yacine Benalia. Both are thought to have been based in London until recently. Like Bouralha, they too are believed to have attended Finsbury Park mosque and to have joined the network of groups loyal to Basayev on arrival in Chechnya. General Ilya Shabalkin said that Bouralha had been detained while attempting to leave Russia for medical treatment in Azerbaijan. ‘He says he is innocent, but there is strong evidence of his involvement in a grave crime,’ Shabalkin said. Senior sources at Scotland Yard are investigating the Russian information. Former associates in London confirmed that Bouralha had been a frequent visitor at Finsbury Park mosque from around 2000. http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/294

    Beslan images http://www.wikiislam.com/wiki/Images:Beslan

    American Beslans planned.
    They may be planning multiple simultaneous attacks on American schools…


    The depths of Islamic depravity
    “On September 1, 2004, terrorists stormed a school in Beslan, Russia, and perpetrated one of the most heinous terror attacks in history. Though many people may have heard of this attack, it is very likely that most do not know what really happened there. The reality is so dark that few dare speak of what went on.

    There are predators in wait lurking everywhere searching for unsuspecting victims. If a person has a proclivity or a secret desire, that inclination can easily come out if an opportunity arises. And that is what happened at Beslan. The terrorists immediately killed the men because they wanted no resistance for their plans. Then, when they saw the helpless girls in front of them, the temptation became too much. Their perverse dreams came true.

    Beslan was clearly a sexual homicide/sexual suicide. That is, the offenders wanted more than simple terrorism. Some of the terrorists at Beslan were hired guns who did not plan on dying that day. They had not thought things through and did not realize that the Russians would not let them out alive.
    Then, once they were inside, and the realization dawned on them, plans changed.

    Things had deteriorated when the media reported that there were only 354 victims. Wanting to have a dramatic impact, the terrorists exploded with anger. There were 1200 victims, and the Russians were trying to down play the incident. The terrorists said they would have to eliminate victims to fit with what the media had reported. Their demeanor worsened, and they got really mean.

    It was then that they began raping the girls. They wanted sex as they killed, and this is sexual homicide. A sex killer gets excited when he thinks about forcing himself inside an unwilling victim, but the rape itself does not produce the ultimate excitement. It is the rape followed by the killing that is arousing. This is what happened at Beslan.

    One by one, females were targeted. The sex killers looked for the perfect victims, and after zeroing in, they grabbed and disrobed the little girls in the middle of the gym. There were muffled cries as the girls were humiliated in front of everyone. They were stripped, raped, and sodomized by several men. Not content to simply rape, the terrorists used their guns and other objects to penetrate the screaming victims while the other hostages were forced to watch. And the terrorists laughed. They laughed as they violated the children and made them bleed. What few people know is that some of the girls died as a result of being raped with objects. The internal damage was so severe that without immediate medical attention, the girls bled to death. Those who managed to survive required extensive reconstructive surgery and painful recoveries.

    But raping the girls was not enough for the deviants who had entered the school. The terrorists beat the other children. In fact, beatings took place regularly, and as they pummeled the little ones, the terrorists smiled and laughed. It was said that they would strike a child and then watch the child cringe. When the youngsters recoiled, their captors laughed. This says the offenders enjoyed inflicting the suffering. They wanted their victims to suffer. Such behavior is sadistic. Bringing others pain brings the sadist pleasure. And the terrorists tortured the victims in many ways.

    Along with causing paralyzing fear, the terrorists had an ally in the weather. It was extremely hot outside, but the school had no working air conditioner. As the heat raged, the hostages begged for water, and at first, some was given. Time crept on, and the terrorists became increasingly cruel. They drank in front of the hostages and mocked the children who were crying out for water. Things got so bad that the victims were forced to drink their own urine. In some cases, the hostages poured urine over one another in a feeble attempt to keep cool. Seeing the suffering enhanced the joy of the perpetrators. In a twisted, ghoulish game, the terrorists put water in front of the children who were desperately thirsty and told them if they reached for the water, they would be killed.

    Still, this horror wasn’t enough for the hostage takers. Raping, beating, torturing, and mocking were just not evil enough. Thus, to further frighten the victims, one terrorist stated “we came here to die.” Russian Tagirovich Khuchbarov was called the “colonel.” When the children asked for water or to use the restroom, he simply stated “I’m not your uncle, I’m a terrorist … I came here to kill.” Up until this point, the hostages most likely believed they could survive, but then…hearing these words…it meant they were to die too. This surely would have made the victims scream in their minds. If they cried out loud, they risked being beaten or shot.

    As a crowd gathered outside the school, several terrorists goaded the townspeople. It was said that they “took delight” in egging the crowd on. They fired shots. They taunted. And again, they laughed. This psychopathic, sadistic behavior continued into the night as they ordered hostages to throw naked dead bodies out to the west yard. Yet, the Russian government did not want to negotiate with these offenders. Russian officials knew what they were dealing with: men intent on murder. However, in any hostage event, negotiations are necessary, but negotiations at Beslan were very difficult. When offered food, the terrorists refused because they feared poisoning. They had learned from Nord Ost and other terrorist standoffs. They would not make the same mistakes at Beslan.

    Knowing that the elite Alpha and Vympel (Russia Special forces) would be called, the terrorists made it clear that if gas was used or electricity shut off, they would kill hostages immediately. The offenders had studied prior attacks and Russian counteroffensive techniques. So, they knew that Russia would stop at nothing to end the siege. With this knowledge, the terrorists had brought amphetamines with them to help stave off fatigue. This made them more wild and unpredictable. At one point, the terrorists allowed some hostages to leave. They told some mothers that they could get out with their babies and leave behind an older child or stay with both children. Those who left a child behind will certainly be tormented for the rest of their lives. At least one child who had been left behind survived the ordeal. One can only imagine that she could develop feelings of anger and maybe even hatred for the parent who abandoned her with psychopathic sexual sadists.

    Make sure it never happens here – support the EDL!

  6. “Officially, Brazil does not have terrorism inside its borders. In reality, several Islamic groups with known or suspected ties to extremist organizations have branches in Brazil.”

    Whatever the various past issues that motivate Brazil’s aversion to counter-terror operations, what amounts to an official national policy of sticking their heads in the sand here will not ultimately make the country safer. Nor will it make its neighbors or the rest of the hemisphere safer. More on this story. “Brazil denies terrorists operate within borders,” by Juliana Barbassa for the Associated Press, September 4:

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Khaled Hussein Ali lives in Sao Paulo and allegedly works for al-Qaida. But this does not mean he is a terrorist. In fact, no one in Brazil is considered a terrorist.
    Even as the world has cracked down hard on terror, some countries have refrained from adopting anti-terror laws. Their stance has racked up consternation at a time when terrorism is a global concern, especially with Brazil now set to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.
    “Officially, Brazil does not have terrorism inside its borders,” wrote Lisa Kubiske, then the U.S. deputy chief of mission in Brasilia, in an August 2009 cable released by WikiLeaks.
    “In reality, several Islamic groups with known or suspected ties to extremist organizations have branches in Brazil and are suspected of carrying out financing activities.”
    Several countries in Latin America resist anti-terror laws because they still hold fresh memories of state dictatorships that killed or spirited away thousands of political opponents in the 1970s and 80s.
    “These are places that had civil wars … where the country ripped itself to pieces trying to fight terrorist organizations,” said Princeton law professor Kim Lane Scheppele, who studies the global war on terror. “Once they got out of it and managed to put in place a democratic system, they said ‘never again.'”
    Countries such as Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina only recently adopted weakened versions of anti-terror laws focused on money laundering, to avoid being blacklisted by the world’s financial system. Just one suspect in Argentina has been prosecuted under these laws to date.
    In Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff was herself arrested and tortured for her militancy against the military dictatorship from 1964 and 1985; former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was arrested by the same regime, and Fernando Henrique Cardoso, the president before him, was exiled for his activism.
    The lack of political will to go hard on terrorism is frustrating to American officials, as is suggested in cables released by WikiLeaks. For example, Brazil does not consider Hezbollah, Hamas or the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia as terrorist organizations.
    “The Government of Brazil remains highly sensitive to public claims suggesting that terrorist or extremist organizations have a presence or are undertaking activities in Brazil,” said one cable sent in 2008 by former Ambassador Clifford Sobel. A U.S. official at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia declined to talk on the record.
    Brazil’s stance on terrorism is reflected in the case of Ali, a Lebanese-born resident of Brazil.
    In 2009, the FBI contacted Brazilian federal police about Ali. He appeared to live a quiet life, running an Internet cafe to support his Brazilian wife and daughter. But Ali was also broadcasting anti-American content in Arabic from a password-protected website and could be connected to a terrorist group, federal prosecutor Ana Leticia Absy told the AP in a statement.
    Ali was arrested in April on hate speech charges and held for the maximum 21 days. The contents of his computers were investigated, but he wasn’t found to be a high risk. So he was released, Absy said, in May 2009.
    Alexandre Cassettari, the Sao Paulo federal judge who authorized his release, said in a statement that Ali didn’t have a criminal record and his influence and control were being monitored. He is still being prosecuted on charges of racism, racketeering, and inciting criminal activity.
    Later that year, the head of the Brazilian Federal Police’s intelligence division alleged during a Congressional hearing that Ali was linked to al-Qaida. In that deposition he concluded that Ali “was the global head of the Jihad Media Battalion and had performed duties for the terrorist group, ranging from propaganda, to logistics, recruitment, and other activities.”
    Government officials, however, continue to deny the presence of alleged terrorists in the country.
    The irony is that Brazil’s winning bid in 2009 for the Olympics was based in part on a pitch for the country as untouched by international terrorism.
    “We don’t have attacks, we don’t have bombs,” then-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said at the time.

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