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The Gatestone Institute, Peter Huessy, Iran: False Assumptions, “The U.S. already failed to detect nuclear programs on four other occasions: Iraq - 1991, Syria - 2009, North Korea - 2000-1 and Libya - 2005. That is quite a record. Terrorist groups, such as Hezbollah and Hamas, regularly launch rocket attacks on Israel, but because they are not "recognized state actors" launching rocket attacks on another sovereign state, we do not put the min the same category. All terrorist groups attacking a state therefore get a free pass.”
IPT, John Rossomando, Hizballah condemns Maronite patriarch's meeting with South Lebanon Army exiles, "Last week's meeting between exiled members of the pro-Israel South Lebanon Army (SLA) and Lebanon's Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai has evoked a storm of protest from Hizballah and aligned media outlets such as Al-Akhbar, who labeled the ex-SLA members "collaborators." The SLA was a Maronite Christian militia supported by Israel prior to the Jewish state's withdrawal from its Lebanese security zone in 2000. Lebanon prohibits travel to Israel, however, religious leaders are exempt. Many SLA members fled with their families into Israel after the pullout, fearing reprisals from Hizballah or vengeful mobs."
The Osun Defender, Another Attack: Boko Haram Attacks Church, Kill 9, "A Few days hours after suspected Boko Haram members murdered the Emir of Gwoza, Idris Titman, they struck again on Sunday, June 1, attacking a church in Attagara, Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State and killing nine worshippers. The insurgents who were said to have rode on motorcycles and a truck, stormed the EYN Church (Church of Brethren, Nigeria) at about 9.30am and opened fire on the members, killing 9 people and leaving many with injuries."
DailyMail, Jill Reilly, Boko Haram bomb blast kills at least 30 people at village football competition in north east Nigeria, Dozens of people are feared dead following an explosion in north-eastern Nigeria, with Boko Haram militants believed to be behind the attack.The attack took place last night after a village football competition in the town of Mubi in Adamawa state.It is one of the three states under a year-old emergency rule imposed by President Goodluck Jonathan to fight Boko Haram, which seeks to impose Islamic rule in Nigeria.
News24, Kristin Palitza, Nigeria: Has Boko Haram won the upper hand?, Nobody is safe in northern Nigeria. Every few days, a different village in a different region is targeted. Islamist extremist sect Boko Haram has positioned insurgents across the entire north - ruthless, heavily armed and seemingly undefeatable. More than 1 000 people have been killed by the militants this year alone. With every week, the death toll rises. The latest attacks, this weekend, saw 102 people killed in Borno and Adamawa, two northern states that have been under state of emergency for over a year."
IPT, Abigail R. Esman,The French Jihadist Killings in Belgium: This is Just the Beginning, "At around 3:50 pm on Saturday, May 24, a man dressed in a blue sweater and baseball cap walked casually into the Jewish Museum in Brussels, Belgium. Pulling a Kalashnikov rifle from a black bag, he shot and killed four people– an Israeli couple, a French national waiting to enter the museum and a Belgian museum volunteer. He then nonchalantly walked away."
AP, Egypt sentences 43 Islamists to prison for attacks, "A court in Egypt has sentenced 28 supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to life sentences in absentia, and 15 others to three years in prison, over violence during demonstrations.
VOA, US presence in Africa region will only increase - expert, "The US has launched a program aimed at creating domestic counterterrorism units in North and West Africa. The countries involved – Libya, Niger, Mali, and Mauritania – are hotbeds of terrorism and insurgent activity in the region, and their lightly guarded borders make them unwitting training grounds for these groups."
CNN, Al Goodman, Spain arrests 6 suspected of recruiting for terror groups, "Swooping in at 4 o'clock in the morning, Spanish police arrested six Spanish men on suspicion of recruiting and sending 26 radical Islamic fighters for terrorist groups in Syria, Mali and Libya, the Interior Ministry said Friday."
CAIR Da'wa Alert: Dallas News, Hannah DeClerk, Muslim activists walk in Dallas to raise awareness, "On Saturday, a group of about 80 Muslim activists gathered at Reverchon Park in Dallas’ Oak Lawn area for a walk to raise awareness about the issue. Walk Against Islamophobia was hosted by the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and a group of young Muslim activists called Enlightened Generations."
Editorial note: As part of post-trial litigation, it was determined by a Texas based Federal Court that CAIR was associated with HAMAS, the Palestinian terrorist group created by the Muslim Brotherhood and sworn to destroy Israel. [Investigative Project on Terrorism] "The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA, NAIT, with NAIT, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas," U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis said in the July 1, 2009, ruling."
All Africa, Daji Sani, Boko Haram kills 15 in Adamawa, "About 15 persons were reported killed by the outlawed Boko Haram in a bomb blast at Kaban,in Mubi, local Government area of Adamawa State. No fewer than 25 victims of the blast were hospitalised."
360.com, Boko Haram Strikes Again; Leaves 42 Dead in Borno, "42 people have been confirmed dead, with a possibility of more, in what seemed to be another attack by the insurgents Boko Haram in three villages of Kanari, Wazarde and Gula in Borno State."
Gatestone Institute, Douglas Murray, How to Lose a War, "Among the bizarre aspects of the New York Times story was that it relied for its sources on Muslims who had been questioned while in jail. Should people imprisoned for breaking the law be deemed entirely reliable witnesses? Although the Times would presumably be content with the NYPD infiltration of drug cartels, its recruitment of American Muslims is called "racist" and deserving of full front-page treatment. One way media could help is to correct the lies of groups such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations [CAIR]."
Middle East Monitor, Sudan slams US report naming it 'state sponsor of terrorism', "Sudan has harshly criticised the US State Department's annual global terrorism report, released on Wednesday, which names Sudan as a "state sponsor of terrorism".The Sudanese Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Thursday saying the US report, which insists on listing Sudan among the designated states sponsor of terrorism, holds major contradictions within its content. Although the information contained in the report includes assurances that Sudan "has been a cooperating partner in the fight against terrorism", it also ends up keeping Sudan on the list of state sponsors of terrorism."
AP, U.N. Security Council declares Boko Haram terrorist group linked to al-Qaida, "The U.N. Security Council officially declared Boko Haram a terrorist group linked to al-Qaida on Thursday and imposed sanctions against the Islamist extremists who have carried out a wave of deadly attacks and the recent abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power welcomed the council's action, calling it "an important step in support of the government of Nigeria's efforts to defeat Boko Haram and hold its murderous leadership accountable for atrocities."
All Africa, Four More Kidnapped Nigerian Girls 'Escape', "Four of the more than 200 Chibok girls taken by Boko Haram militants have escaped their captors, officials claim. However, Premium Times reports that the girls were released after falling ill."
Nigerian Premium Times, Jonathan orders “total war” on Boko Haram, "The president said his government remains open to unconditional renouncing of terroris. President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday vowed “total war” against extremist sect, Boko Haram, ordering a full-scale operation to rid Nigeria of terrorists and end the reign of impunity."
Investigative Project on Terrorism, Ottawa City Hall Hosts Palestinian Exhibit Honoring Terrorists, "According to the Toronto Sun, Canada's capital Ottawa's city hall has no plans to take down an exhibit that honors Palestinian terrorists. Toronto-based artist Rehab Nazzal created the exhibit featuring pictures of "lost artists, activists, writers and leaders." The pictures feature the face of Abu Iyad, a founder of the Black September terrorist organization responsible for the murders of 11 Israelis at the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics."
The Gatestone Institute, Khaled Abu Toameh, Hamas: We'll Use Unity Accord To Move Terrorism To West Bank, "The international community does not seem to be listening to what Hamas is saying. Hamas is telling everyone not to believe Abbas when he say that the Palestinian Unity Government will renounce violence and recognize Israel's right to exist."The reconciliation will actually consolidate the resistance ... from one intifada to another until the liberation of Palestine." — Khaled Mashaal, leader of the Hamas political bureau..."
This is significant in that it explains why Palestinian Islamic Jihad doesn't object to a "unity" government between the PLO and Fatah, as the Investigative Project details below:
The Investigative Project on Terrorism, John Rossomando, Palestinian Islamic Jihad Open To Unity Government, "Palestinian Islamic Jihad's (PIJ) top leader says he welcomes the reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah even though his group is not a party. PIJ, which is devoted to Israel's destruction, is widely regarded as more violent than Hamas but has been an outlier in the reconciliation process between the two larger Palestinian factions. Still, it might be willing to join the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) under the right conditions..."
Middle East Forum, Jonathan Spyer, Saudi Shuffle, "A number of recent Saudi moves and official statements have led to speculation regarding a possible shift on the kingdom's stance toward Iran. The Saudis appear to be moving, at least on a declarative level, away from a position according to which Iranian ambitions are a threat to be resisted – toward an attempt to accommodate Tehran.."
Reza Kahlili, Iran's Nuclear Deception, "The clerics who hold a tyrannical grip over Iran have done it again — hoodwinked the West while buying more time to develop nuclear weapons. The United States must put the Islamic republic back on the front burner before it’s too late. Last November, the regime accepted an interim agreement in Geneva with the so-called “P5+1” world powers — the United States, China, Russia, Britain and France plus Germany — in which some international sanctions would be eased if Iran moderated its illicit nuclear program . The goal was to achieve a formal agreement by July 20 that would prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons (while accepting peaceful nuclear development) in exchange for a formula to remove sanctions as each agreed-upon step is fulfilled by Iran."
ABC News,Didi Chang, Survivors Tell of Terror After China Market Attack By Muslim Uighurs, "The assailants tossed explosives from two SUVs as they sped through a packed vegetable market, mowing through customers and wares. Mrs. Li was working the public scale to weigh produce when one of the cars knocked her off her feet...Xinjiang is home to the native Turkic-speaking Uighurs (pronounced WEE'-gurs) but has seen large inflows from China's ethnic Han majority in recent decades. Uighur activists contend that restrictive and discriminatory policies favoring the Chinese migrants are fueling the bloodshed. The knowledge that Muslims elsewhere are rising up against their governments also seems to be contributing to the increased militancy..."
Gatestone Institute, Soeren Kern, US Government Promoting Islam in Czech Republic, The Czech government has approved a new project aimed at promoting Islam in public elementary and secondary schools across the country.The project--Muslims in the Eyes of Czech Schoolchildren--is being spearheaded by a Muslim advocacy group and is being financed by American taxpayers through a grant from the US Embassy in Prague. (The US State Department is also promoting Islam in other European countries.)...One such lecture entitled "Paths of Young Czech Women to Islam" answers questions such as: What makes a young Czech woman want to become a Muslim? It is the main motive always falling in love with a Muslim man or are there other reasons? How does one convert to Islam? How can new Muslims cope with non-Muslim relatives?..."
Fars Iranian State News Agency, Ban: UN Ready to Help Iran in Fight against Global Extremism, "The UN is ready to cooperate with Iran and other countries to eradicate violence and extremism in the world," Ban said during the meeting on the sidelines of the Fourth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in the Chinese capital today.Ban hailed the Iranian president's World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE) proposal which was ratified by the UN last year, and lamented that the world is suffering from extremism and violence as acute problems..."
Investigative Project on Terrorism, Steven Emerson, IPT Places Full Page New York Times Anti-Jihad Ad: Still Here, Still Free. But For How Long? "The threat from radical Islamist terrorists who killed thousands of innocent Americans on Sept. 11, 2001 is as real today as it was then, if not more so...It is undeniable that those behind the 9-11 attacks and other Islamic terrorism were motivated by radical Islamic ideology..."
Middle East Forum: Raymond Ibrahim, Islam: 'Appalling and Abhorrent' in the Eyes of a Blind World? "A few days ago in Sudan, an eight-month pregnant wife and mother was sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to renounce Christ and embrace Islam...Islamic law does in fact punish the apostate from Islam—including with death—in accordance with the commands of the Muslim prophet Muhammad. Indeed, many Muslim clerics believe that "If the [death] penalty for apostasy was ignored, there would not be an Islam today; Islam would have ended on the death of the prophet," as top Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi once declared on live television..."
The Guardian, Boko Haram' militants kill 48 villagers in attacks in north-east Nigeria, "Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked three villages in Nigeria, killing 48 people, residents said, as rescue workers in the central city of Jos searched rubble for the missing a day after two car bombs killed at least 118..."
Time: Alex Rogers, Boko Haram Survivor Tells Story on Capitol Hill, "Deborah Peter, 15, recounted how the Nigerian Islamist group had butchered her father and brother as Congress mulls how to counter the group that has abducted over 200 schoolgirls..."
Long War Journal: Laura Grossman, Boko Haram member warns of more kidnappings, "...Chillingly in the interview, Abubakar warned that Boko Haram intends to conduct more kidnapping operations targeting schoolgirls..."
Wall Street Journal, Maps of Boko Haram Activity Shows Group's Evolution, says IHS Country Risk "However, any claims of military success against the group have been overshadowed by the more intense frequency and scale of Boko Haram attacks in Borno and Yobe States over the past year as well as recent improvised explosive attacks targeting the outskirts of the federal capital Abuja," Natznet Tesfay, head of Africa analysis at IHS Country Risk said..."
The London Economic: Luca Foschi, Boko Haram A History – [Note: Jama’atu Ahlul Sunna Lidda’awati Wal Djihad" is the actual name of the group which is now commonly referred to as, Boko Haram], "It is not the case that “Jama’atu Ahlul Sunna Lidda’awati Wal Djihad” chose the abduction of almost 300 Christian girls to gain global attention. “People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad” now also has its most successful slogan,”Western education is sinful,” beamed into the front rooms of the developed world..."
The Straits Times: Jihadist group in Mali announces death of French hostage, One of Mali's top jihadist groups said on Tuesday a French hostage it had kidnapped in November 2012 was dead..."
Elcano Royal Institute, Philippe Migaux, The Jihadist Threat To France And Its Interests Abroad – Analysis, Since December 1996 –when the last bombing incident took place in the Paris metro, with four people killed– France has succeeded in preventing jihadist attacks on its territory, excepting the seven murders committed by Mohamed Merah in March 2012 in Montauban and Toulouse. Meanwhile, 80 French civilians have been killed abroad in terrorist attacks, while 89 French soldiers have died in Afghanistan and seven in Mali.
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