NY Governor Cuomo on NYC jihad massacre: No evidence to suggest wider plot, “no ongoing threat”
No evidence to suggest a wider plot or an ongoing threat? Really, Governor? Here’s some: last June, the Islamic State published a poster depicting an SUV driving over a heap of skulls and bearing the legend “Run Over Them Without Mercy.”
And the Islamic State issued this call in September 2014:
So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves. If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be….If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him….
“New York Mayor: 8 dead in lower Manhattan ‘cowardly’ terror attack,” Al Arabiya, October 31, 2017:
The New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said that eight people were killed in a truck attack and shooting incident that occurred in a Lower Manhattan area in New York on Tuesday. Dozens more were injured.
The driver of a rental truck drove down a busy bicycle path in New York City near the World Trade Center, killing eight people and injuring about a dozen others in what officials said was an “act of terror.”– Even CNN calls it “act of terror”, isn’t that something?
So why did authorities immediately declare it was not terror? Is it because jihad-aligned Mayor de Blasio is running for mayor? De Blasio did the same thing when a Muslim bombed Chelsea last year. He ran down to the bomb site and declared it was not terror-related.
In other news:
Michigan: Muselmaniac amassed weapons, made pipe bombs, boasted of how easy it would be to mount jihad massacre in US
His defense attorneys are trying to get this would-be jihad mass murderer freed on a technicality: Andrew Densemo and Colleen Fitzharris wrote: “All statements Mr. Ramadan made to the police about the videos and photos found on the hard drives are fruits of the illegal search and must be suppressed.”
Do they know what they are enabling? Do they care?
“Ypsilanti suspect linked to Islamic State group,” by Robert Snell, Detroit News, October 25, 2017 (thanks to Benedict):
Detroit — An Ypsilanti man arrested by the FBI’s counterterrorism team in August said he was an Islamic State supporter, admitting he made pipe bombs and watched terrorist propaganda videos, according to federal records obtained by The Detroit News.
Yousef Mohammad Ramadan also boasted that committing a terrorist attack in the United States is easy compared to overseas.
A suspect is in custody Tuesday after mowing down pedestrians “in an act of terror” in lower Manhattan, killing eight, according to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio
Witnesses, according to Fox News, saw the suspect shout “Allahu Akbar” upon exiting his car after driving the wrong way on a busy bike lane near West and Chambers Street. After striking several people, the individual left his vehicle and was shot by police.
It was unclear initially whether the suspect used a gun, a truck, or both.
The New York Police Department reports it has one suspect in custody.
According to Fox News, the FBI is responding to the scene.
From the Associated Press: “Police and witnesses say a motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial and struck several people, then emerged from the vehicle screaming and firing something that appeared to be a gun.”
An Associated Press photographer on the scene Tuesday witnessed at least two bodies lying motionless on the path beneath tarps.
The New York Police Department posted on its Twitter feed that one person was in custody. The department says it’s unclear whether anyone was shot.
A man who was riding in an Uber along the West Side Highway near Chambers street says he saw several bleeding people on the ground after a truck struck several people.
A witness said the truck had also collided with a small bus and one other vehicle.
The suspect was shot twice by law enforcement after he was stopped on a bike path by a school bus that got in the way, according to Fox News.
Law enforcement sources confirm to Breitbart News’ John Carney that the police are investigating this as a terrorist incident.
NBC New York reports that the suspect is a Middle Eastern male in his mid-30s. His ID has a Florida address on it.
He was targeting a school bus, according to the network, and the imitation guns he had were a BB gun and a paintball gun.
The idea is to bribe them into not waging jihad in Britain. This proceeds from the assumption that Muslims only wage jihad because they are poor and disenfranchised, and that giving them money and opportunities will end their interest in jihad.
That idea is ridiculous on many levels. The foremost why is that jihad is a tenet of Islam. The Qur’an directs Muslims to wage war against and subjugate the People of the Book (9:29). It doesn’t say, “Stop fighting them if they give you welfare money and a free house.”
What’s more, since the Qur’an directs Muslims to fight the People of the Book “until they pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued,” the Islamic State jihadis who get these free houses will see them as a their due: it is natural and proper in the Islamic view for non-Muslims to pay for the upkeep of Muslims.
And it will not blunt their thirst for jihad. In fact, it will only make the jihadis bolder, because they will see how pathetically weak the British are.
Tamim Khaja is not “a Sydney man”. He is a Mohammedan, a soldier of allah. He is as alien as the Ebola virus and as toxic as his abhorrent belief system. He should have never been allowed to enter Australia.
A court and Army Barracks in Sydney’s West have been identified as the targets of a teenager who has pleaded guilty to terror offences.
Tamim Khaja, 20, stood up in the Supreme Court at Parramatta and entered the guilty plea on what was supposed to be the first day of his trial.
The former Epping High student agreed he conducted a reconnaissance of potential targets in May 2016 which were the Sydney West Trial Courts in Parramatta where he appeared today and the Timor Barracks in Dundas a short distance away.
Minimise the threat. Call the Muslim invading Muslim hordes “migrants” and “minorities. Never mention Islam or Muslims….and never question their “right” to move to Europe, anywhere they want. Straight out of the George Soros school for NWO propagandists.
by Bruce Bawer • October 25, 2017
Nor, we are told, should we associate “terms such as ‘Muslim’ or ‘Islam’… with particular acts,” because to do that is to “stigmatize.” What exactly does this mean? That when a man shouts “Allahu Akbar” after having gunned down, run over with a truck, or blown to bits dozens of innocent pedestrians or concertgoers, we are supposed to ignore that little detail?
But that is what this document is all about: advising reporters just how to misrepresent reality in EU-approved fashion.
It is interesting to note that while many people fulminate over President Trump’s complaints about “fake news,” they are silent when an instrument of the EU superstate presumes to tell the media exactly what kind of language should and should not be used when reporting on the most important issue of the day.
When the EU-funded activists behind the document “Reporting on Migration & Minorities” call for “rethinking,” what they are really doing is endorsing self-censorship.
“Respect Words: Ethical Journalism Against Hate Speech” is a collaborative project that has been undertaken by media organizations in eight European countries – Austria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia, and Spain. Supported by the Rights and Citizenship Programme of the European Union, it seeks, according to its website, to help journalists, in this era of growing “Islamophobia,” to “rethink” the way they address “issues related to migratory processes, ethnic and religious minorities.” It sounds benign enough: “rethink.” But do not kid yourself: when these EU-funded activists call for “rethinking,” what they are really doing is endorsing self-censorship.
Third accuser: Tariq Ramadan gave her Islamic religious advice, then sexually assaulted her
No one should be surprised by this. Tariq Ramadan is extremely clever and sophisticated, and has fooled a great deal of the Western intelligentsia for years, but he is also a pious, believing Muslim. In Islam, it is the woman’s responsibility to cover herself and thereby remove the man’s temptation. If she fails to do so and he sexually assaults or even rapes her, it’s her fault. Moreover, according to Islamic law, a woman’s testimony is not admissible in cases of sexual crime, zina, even if she is the victim. Thus Tariq Ramadan always knew that as far as Islam went, he could deny the charges, and that would be that. And if a woman ever threatened to go to the secular courts, there were ways to deal with that as well: “Two years later he called me to a hotel in the suburbs and then threatened me that he had compromising things on me.”
A third woman has come forward and accused Islamist thinker Tariq Ramadan of allegedly sexually harassing her some years ago.
Yasmina, not her real name, spoke to French daily newspaper Le Parisien and said the Swiss-Muslim professor threatened her with rape in 2012. The woman has previously opened up about her story with local French media in 2013.
Why was nothing done then?
“At first he gave me religious advice through his website, and then asked me for my picture so that he would know who he was talking to. He found me beautiful, and since that day, things became pornographic between us,” she told Le Parisien.
“Two years later he called me to a hotel in the suburbs and then threatened me that he had compromising things on me,” she added….
Ayari’s lawyer Eric Morain added that he has received other testimonials from women who are thinking of filing a complaint against the intellectual for harassment or sexual assault.
Ramadan is the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood Hassan al-Banna and currently a professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
Among the litany of Obama administration disasters, the rapid collapse of his “Countering Violent Extremism” (CVE) agenda is among the most consequential.
But groups in line to receive federal CVE grants announced just days before the end of the Obama era are now whining as the Trump administration seeks to put an end to the CVE scam.
Driven directly from the White House, the Obama administration’s CVE agenda was a replacement following a purge of counter-terrorism training across the federal government during 2011-2012 in response to a targeted series of reports by far-Left bloggers and reporters claiming widespread bias and “Islamophobia.”
Many of those claims were later debunked, but with the damage done the administration’s purge pressed ahead as it implemented CVE at the demand of Islamic groups, some of whom were directly involved in the formation of the administration’s CVE policies.
But as it became apparent that terror recruitment was escalating rapidly at nearly the same time that CVE was being imposed on agencies and departments across the board, the inability of CVE to actually countering any “extremists” was exposed. The same Islamic groups that urged the imposition of CVE then turned against the efforts when they realized that CVE was still primarily directed at the growing threat of Islamic recruitment, and not towards stigmatizing the administration’s perceived domestic political enemies.
By January 2015, Politico was already declaring that CVE was a complete flop:
TEL AVIV – The United Nation’s global tourism body has appointed as its special ambassador a Jordanian businessman accused of anti-Semitism and peddling “solutions” to the Israeli-Arab conflict such as the ethnic cleansing of Jews.
Stupid on steroids. Who exactly is losing out if “we” are not allowing a bunch of unassimilable Mohammedan savages to return to Britain?
Surge in terror cases as jihadis flood back to Britain: Prosecutors mass hire more lawyers as Islamist and far-right extremists return to the UK
Sue Hemming called for counter-terrorism powers to prosecute appropriately
They would be used where ‘traditional investigative powers are not sufficient’
Counter-terror prosecutor Ms Hemming said CPS is to launch recruitment drive
Prosecutors have hit back at claims jihadis returning to Britain from Syria should not face justice amid a surge in terror cases.
Sue Hemming, head of the counter-terrorism and special crime division at the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), has called for specific powers to be used against homegrown extremists Islamic terrorists who fought for ISIS.
She noted that charges such as murder were used often in such cases, but in many instances the conduct alleged needed to be prosecuted using the wide range of terrorism offences on the statute book.
Ms Hemming has also disclosed that the CPS is set to launch a recruitment drive in response to a spike in terror cases.
The call for new powers comes after an anti-terror watchdog said ‘naive’ teenagers who return to Britain after fighting for ISIS should be allowed to reintegrate rather than face prosecution. Max Hill QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, said hundreds of Britons coming home after serving under the brutal terror group in Iraq and Syria have not been charged to avoid ‘losing a generation’ of young men.
However, speaking at the National Security Summit in London, Ms Hemming said bringing the jihadis to justice was a matter of national security.
She said: ‘We must recognise that specific counter-terrorism powers are necessary, and acting early to safeguard public safety means that traditional investigative powers are not always sufficient.
‘And prosecutors need offences available to prosecute those who rightly need to be brought to justice, where traditional criminal offences do not fit conduct that rightly calls for punishment.
Around half of the estimated 850 UK citizens who joined ISIS in the Middle East have since returned, according to official figures.
Around half of the estimated 850 UK citizens who joined ISIS in the Middle East have since returned, according to official figures.
‘Unlike other criminal offending, we are usually dealing with the intent to cause fear or harm for a terrorist purpose, and punishing the conduct rather than the consequences.