Egypt: Muslims carried Islamic State Flag Killed More Than 300 People In Attack On Sufi Mosque

ISIS considers Sufis heretics and deserving of Islam’s death penalty for those who deviate from the faith.

305 people slaughtered, 27 were children.

The terrorists who slaughtered 305 people at a mosque in Egypt yesterday were carrying an ISIS flag and wearing masks, it has been revealed.

Around thirty gunmen created an arena of death around the holy house by blocking off escape routes with burnt-out cars before gunning down the penned-in worshippers in a 20-minute massacre.

The public prosecutor’s office said today the gunmen, wearing masks and military-style uniforms, surrounded blocked windows and a doorway before setting off a bomb and opening fire with automatic rifles.

‘They numbered between 25 and 30, carrying the Daesh flag and took up positions in front of the mosque door and its 12 windows with automatic rifles,’ the statement explained, using an Arabic term for ISIS.

In the meticulously planned attack – the worst Islamist atrocity in Egypt’s modern history – the murderers reportedly gunned down civilians while screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’, causing them to stampede and jump out of windows to escape.

But when the worshippers – many of whom were Sufis, a mystical Islamic sect despised by Sunni jihadists – fled, they were caught in the trap and massacred.

President al-Sisi  promised a ‘brutal’ response after the massacre.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared three days of mourning will begin today, with a special prayer service starting this morning.

In a televised speech the president pledged to ‘respond with brutal force’, adding that ‘the army and police will avenge our martyrs and return security and stability with force in the coming short period’.

He went on: ‘What is happening is an attempt to stop us from our efforts in the fight against terrorism, to destroy our efforts to stop the terrible criminal plan that aims to destroy what is left of our region.’

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi vowed to respond to the attack with ‘brute force’

Several hours later Egyptian air force jets destroyed vehicles used in the attack and ‘terrorist’ locations where weapons and ammunition were stocked, an army spokesman said.

Video:  Egyptian Warplanes Strike Military Cars After Mosque Attack

 

Sufi Muslims

The mosque where the massacre occurred is associated with Sufi Muslims, who have frequently been attacked by extremist Sunni jihadists.

They accuse them of polytheism – the greatest sin in Islam – because they seek the intercession of dead saints.

But in much of the Muslim world, Sufism has for centuries been accepted and practised by mainstream Muslims and Sunni Islam’s most important theologians.

The head of Al-Azhar, Egypt’s top Islamic authority, is a Sufi, as are many top clerics in the Muslim world.

They date their practices back to some of Mohammed’s companions and the early generations of ascetics who shunned the increasingly powerful Islamic empire for a life of prayer. DailyMail

NYT: ‘Allahu Akbar’: An Everyday Phrase

Not buying it!

Eric Nagourney, writing for The New York Times, wants to reassure everyone that “Allahu akbar” is just a simple, “everyday phrase” used by Muslims worldwide and many times to wish others well. There’s nothing to fear, he writes, it simply means “God is great.” Nagourney laments that the phrase has been “intertwined with terrorism.” The writer quotes a random Muslim in his article, H. A. Hellyer, who regularly offers the phrase to fellow Muslims and welcomes it back from them.

“Many Westerners may find it hard to believe these days, but Mr. Hellyer does not recoil in fear [when he hears, ‘Allahu Akbar’],” states Nagourney…

 

“You can say ‘Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar,” and you’re pushing them along, like, “Go for it, go for it, go for it.’”

“You see a really beautiful woman or a good-looking guy, you go, ‘Allahu akbar.’”

 

Nagourney does back bends to convince readers the phrase has been “seized on by jihadists,” much like Linda Sarsour when she tries to explain that “jihad” means nothing less than “struggle.” So, when she called for jihad against President Trump, she only means “resist.” Got it.

Yet, after all of the gymnatics, Nagourney finally concedes that “there is no denying that what it means can depend on who is saying it.” Yeah, we’ve noticed.

 

Contrary to what many people seem to think, the words “Allahu Akbar” simply mean “God is greater.” It is a powerful declaration used by Muslims on many occasions and in many prayers. It is a celebration of life, the first words fathers whisper in the ears of their newborns. They are used to indicate gratitude when God bestows something upon you that you would have been incapable of attaining were it not for divine benevolence. It is a prayerful phrase that reminds us that, no matter what our concerns may be, God is greater than them…

Is “Allahu Akbar” sometimes used as a battle cry? Yes, though as Sen. John McCain has argued on Fox News, that does not make the phrase itself abhorrent. While noting that “moderate Muslims” also say “Allahu Akbar,” McCain said the phrase is no more troubling that a Christian saying “Thank God.”  TruthRevolt

Video:  David Wood –  “Allahu Akbar!” — Muhammad’s War Cry

New York Terror Truck Driver From Uzbekistan

Update:

President Trump has called for Congress to immediately begin working to eliminate the diversity visa lottery program.

“I am today starting the process of terminating the diversity lottery program,” Mr. Trump said Tuesday morning prior to a meeting with his full Cabinet at the White House. “I am going to ask Congress to immediately initiate work to get rid of this program.”

Chain Migration

The president said Saipov was “the primary point of contact for 23 people who came in with him” and speculated whether his family, too, could pose a threat to the United States– “They could. They certainly could,” Mr. Trump said. Sanfrancisco CBS

Evil.

Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov entered the US under the Diversity Visa Progam. President Trump and Republicans are trying to replace the Diversity Visa Program with a Merit-Based Immigration System.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) introduced in Febrary 2017 the RAISE Act, which states:

“To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish a skills-based immigration points system, to focus family-sponsored immigration on spouses and minor children, to eliminate the Diversity Visa Program, to set a limit on the number of refugees admitted annually to the United States, and for other purposes.”

The man who allegedly ran down cyclists and pedestrians along 17 Manhattan blocks pledged his allegiance to ISIS before his attack, it has emerged.

Police sources say Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, entered a bicycle path at Houston Street at 3.05pm and drove downtown, knocking down victims before smashing into a school bus at  Chambers Street, exiting and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’.

He then waved a paintball gun in one hand and a pellet gun in the other, and was shot in the abdomen by a police officer. He has now exited surgery and police are waiting for him to wake up before they question him.

Images of ISIS flags were found in his truck, as well as handwritten notes pledging his allegiance to the terrorist group, insiders told the New York Post.

As the horrific toll – currently at eight dead and at least 15 injured, including one child in critical condition – climbed up, details began to emerge about Saipov’s life.

He was an Uzbekistan native who had lived in the US for seven years, ran two trucking companies and was a ‘friendly’ Uber driver, sources claim.

And although he was reportedly found with a Florida ID when arrested, he had lived most recently in New Jersey and ran two trucking companies located in Ohio.

He was also said to be a friendly Uber driver who was good with kids – and did not like people taking his photo.
DailyMail

Norwegian Army Chief: Europe Must Destroy Islam If They Are Going To Survive

Courageous statement considering the grip that political correctness and multiculturalism has in northern Europe.

Norwegian Army Chief Odin Johannessen warns that European countries must be reading and willing to fight against radical Islam in order to preserve the values that unite the continent.

“I think we must be ready to fight, both with words, actions – and if necessary weapons – to preserve the country and the values we have in common,” Johannessen said in a speech to the Oslo Military Society on Monday.

Citing the Islamist attacks in Paris, Johannessen said that, “Europe can no longer expect to live in peace and security, without having to defend its interests and values.”

The military chief went on to insist that well trained and adequately equipped soldiers would be crucial.

“You can not win wars without having people on the ground,” he asserted.

Johannessen’s remarks mirror similar sentiments expressed by other military officials in Europe.

In an internal document uncovered last week, the chief of the Swedish army General Anders Brännström ordered his troops to prepare for a war in Europe against skilled opponents “within a few years”.

“The global environment we are experiencing which is also demonstrated by strategic decisions [taken by politicians] leads us to the conclusion we could be at war within a few years,” wrote Brännström.  FreedomDaily

Many EU countries are striving for multiculturalism – it’s not working.

Europe is trying to emulate the multiracial but unified culture of the United States. But the European Union may well tear itself apart trying to assimilate millions of disparate migrants who are reluctant to fully assimilate.

The history of nations is mostly characterized by ethnic and racial uniformity, not diversity…

America is history’s exception… When immigration was controlled, measured, and coupled with a confident approach to assimilation, America thrived…

The history of state multiculturalism is one of discord, violence, chaos, and implosion.

Read full article – America’s Melting Pot at National Review

EU Parliament Invites Palestinian Terrorist Hijacker To Speak About Women’s Rights

Madness.

Leila is a member of a terrorist group (the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) that is blacklisted by the EU.

Leila Khaled, a Palestinian woman convicted of terrorism who has continued to advocate violence against Israelis, is slated to speak at the European Parliament about women’s rights.

Khaled, who was invited to Brussels to speak Tuesday by lawmakers representing the far-left Izquierda Unida party from Spain, was arrested by Israeli sky marshals in 1970. She was carrying two grenades while attempting to hijack an El Al flight from Amsterdam with a partner, whom the security officers killed. British authorities released her in exchange for hostages from another hijacking a month after her arrest.

She had already hijacked an American passenger plane in 1969, landing it in Damascus, where the two Israeli passengers aboard were held for three months before they were traded for Syrian prisoners of war in Israeli jails.

A member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which is blacklisted as a terrorist entity by the European Union, Khaled is to be the keynote speaker at an event titled “The Role of Women in the Palestinian Popular Resistance,” a poster advertising the event read.  TimesofIsrael

PFLP actively coordinates with the Islamist terrorist outfit Hamas and the Palestinian terrorist group PLO in their campaign of terror against Israeli civilians and security forces.

Since 2015, Europe has been in the grip of Islamist terror. By inviting an unrepentant terrorist with blood on her hands to speak at the EU Parliament, European political class shows how little it has learned from the wave of deadly Jihad attacks that continue to strike one major European city after another. TruthRevolt

EU Laws Prevented Spain Deporting Barcelona Terror Mastermind Abdelbaki Es Satty

The Spanish government was prevented from deporting Catalonia terror mastermind Abdelbaki Es Satty, because a judge determined he did not pose a “serious threat to national security”.

The Spanish government tried to throw Abdelbaki Es Satty, 42, out of the country in 2014 after he served a sentence for drug smuggling.

But a judge said two EU directives gave Es Satty the right to stay in the country – because he did not pose a “serious threat”….

A written judgment reveals judge Pablo de la Rubia blocked Es Satty’s deportation because of EU laws.

The judge highlighted two EU Council Directives – numbers 2003/109/EC and 2001/40/EC – which prevented the Madrid government from booting him out.

The EU directives say member states can only deport non-EU nationals who pose a “serious and present threat to public order or national security and safety”.

The judge ruled Es Satty was not a threat – because he had only been convicted of one offence and because he was making attempts to “integrate” into Spanish society…

Citing the two EU directives, judge De la Rubia wrote: “Although the conduct of the accused is serious, there is only one offence, which is old, and it is claimed he has laid down employment roots in Spain, which demonstrate his efforts at integration into Spanish society.”

The judge added that it would be “disproportionate” to deport the Moroccan.  ExpressUK

After the failed attempt to deport Es Satty:

After successfully appealing his deportation, the drug dealer applied for asylum, ultimately allowing him to travel freely throughout the EU’s borderless Schengen Zone, where he was known to have travelled to the EU capital in Brussels, Belgium, shortly before the terror bombings there in 2016…

Es Satty became the imam of the mosque in Ripoll, where he recruited youngs Muslims to commit August’s terror attacks.

The two vehicular ramming attacks in Las Ramblas, Barcelona, and Cambrils, which Es Satty masterminded, have so far claimed 16 lives and left over 150 people injured.

It could have killed substantially more had Es Satty not been killed when the butane gas canisters and acetone peroxide (TATP) he was stockpiling in a house in Alcanar exploded, preventing its use to potentially strike tourist and religious sites, including the Catholic Basilica of la Sagrada Familia.  BreitBart

Barcelona Terrorist – 28 Year-Old Moroccan Citizen Driss Oukabir

Update:  Wrong brother.

Police are still hunting the teenager thought to have carried out the Barcelona terror attack which killed 13 and injured more than 100 people.

Moussa Oukabir, 18, is said to have stolen his older brother’s identity documents to rent the white Renault van which later ploughed into pedestrians on a busy street popular with tourists.

The teenager, said to be a Spanish national of Moroccan heritage, had previously written about ‘killing infidels’ in a chilling online post.

His brother Driss Oukabir, 28, was initially named as a suspect but later handed himself to a police station in Ripoll, a town to the north of Barcelona, not far from the French border. DailyMail

Horrifying!    A van jumped a sidewalk and plowed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas in central Barcelona.

Another witness, Isaac, said: ‘The person was accelerating. He mounted the pavement to run people over. We saw the van passing by running people over at 50 miles an hour. It was as if it was driving through a field of corn.’

‘I heard screams and a bit of a crash and then I just saw the crowd parting and this van going full pelt down the middle of the Ramblas and I immediately knew that it was a terrorist attack or something like that.’ Tom Gueller told BBC’s PM.

Police have identified the first suspect of two arrested so far in Thursday’s attack in Barcelona that killed at least 13 and wounded dozens more.

Driss Oukabir, 28, was reportedly apprehended Thursday evening by police, who say the Moroccan citizen was in the country legally.

Barcelona authorities announced on Twitter that they are “treating him as a terrorist.” The Hill

Cambrils

The Catalan government says an attack in the seaside resort town of Cambrils is linked to the vehicle attack on a popular Barcelona promenade that killed 13 people.

The region’s Interior Minister Joaquin Forn told local radio RAC1 early Friday that the Cambrils attack “follows the same trail. There is a connection.”

He did not explain what connected the attacks. He confirmed the driver in the Barcelona attack remains at large….

The police force for Spain’s Catalonia region says the five suspects shot and killed in the resort town of Cambrils were carrying bomb belts, which have been detonated by the force’s bomb squad.

Police earlier Friday morning had said five suspects had been killed in the town south of Barcelona during the police response to a terrorist attack in which five civilians and one police officer were wounded. They said two of the wounded are in serious condition. AP

Australian Community Bans Synagogue Construction Citing Fear of Potential Islamic Terror Attack

Disgusting!

A local council in Australia has banned the construction of a Jewish synagogue in Bondi out of fear that it could become a target of Islamic terrorism.

“The decision, which has rocked the longstanding Jewish community in the iconic suburb, was upheld in court this week as the nation reeled from the alleged airline terror threat and debate raged over increased security measures at airports and other public places,” reports news.com.au. “The Land and Environment Court backed the decision by Waverley Council to prohibit the construction of the synagogue in Wellington St, Bondi — just a few hundred metres from Australia’s most famous beach — because it was too much of a security risk for users and local residents.”

Adding insult to injury, the council is preventing the synagogue from submitting a plan with aggressive security measures. Their rationale? The measures would risk the “safety and security of future users of the Synagogue, nearby residents, motorists and pedestrians in Wellington Street and the physical measures proposed to deal with the identified threats will have an unacceptable impact on the streetscape and adjoining properties.”

Put another way, a strong security presence wouldn’t look all that great on the street corner.  DailyWire

Australian Jews Outraged

“Its implications are enormous,” Rabbi Ulman said. “It basically implies that no Jewish organization should be allowed to exist in residential areas. It stands to stifle Jewish existence and activity in Sydney and indeed, by creating a precedent, the whole of Australia, and by extension rewarding terrorism.”

Local Jewish leader Vic Alhadeff said he had never heard of any other religious group being denied a place of worship just because they were targeted by outside extremists and the move was a dangerous precedent.

“It’s a very sad day for Australia if an established community, which needs a house of worship, is refused permission to build it because of fear that others may pose a threat,” he said. “This simply shows how we’re all losing our freedoms. Those who want us to be afraid are winning, and this ill-conceived judgment represents a dangerous precedent.” Algemeiner

Half Of All Foreign Aid To The Palestinian Authority Is Used As Payments To Prisoners, ‘Martyr’ Families

Half of foreign aid to the PA is used to fund terrorism.

The 2017 Palestinian Authority budget for payments to inmates in Israeli prisons and the so-called “families of martyrs” is equal to half of the foreign aid Ramallah expects to receive this year, a recently published Israeli report shows.

According to the PA Ministry of Finance’s 2017 budget, published on its website earlier in July, salaries to incarcerated and released Palestinian prisoners, many of which are convicted terrorists, will amount in 2017 to NIS 552 million ($153.4 million).

This is an increase of 13 percent over the 2016 budget, according to a report by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs published July 24.

The new budget also allocates $190,869,166 for payments to the so-called “martyr’s families,” a 9% jump from the $174,630,296 allocated in 2016.

The “martyrs’ families” are defined as those with members “killed or wounded in the struggle against Zionism,” which includes those killed while committing terror attacks against Israelis, or those killed in any other context by an Israeli.

The total allocated to Palestinian prisoners and ex-prisoners, as well as martyrs’ families, in the 2017 budget is 1,239,528,424 shekels ($344,313,451), equal to 49.6% of foreign aid Ramallah expects to receive in 2017. TimesOfIsrael

Hezbollah Operatives In U.S. Arrested By DOJ

The two men were seeking targets.  Hezbollah is Iran’s proxy terrorist organisation.

On Thursday, two members of the terrorist organization Hezbollah were arrested in the United States; one in the Bronx and one in Michigan.  One was gathering information regarding operations and security at airports in the U.S. and surveilling U.S. military and law enforcement facilities in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The other was identifying areas of weakness and construction at the Panama Canal. DailyWire

Department of Justice statement:

“Today, we announce serious terrorism charges against two men who allegedly trained with and supported the Islamic Jihad Organization, a component of the foreign terrorist organization Hizballah. Recruited as Hizballah operatives, Samer El Debek and Ali Kourani allegedly received military-style training, including in the use of weapons like rocket-propelled grenade launchers and machine guns for use in support of the group’s terrorist mission. At the direction of his Hizballah handlers, El Debek allegedly conducted missions in Panama to locate the U.S. and Israeli Embassies and to assess the vulnerabilities of the Panama Canal and ships in the Canal. Kourani allegedly conducted surveillance of potential targets in America, including military and law enforcement facilities in New York City. Thanks to the outstanding work of the FBI and NYPD, the allegedly destructive designs of these two Hizballah operatives have been thwarted, and they will now face justice in a Manhattan federal court.”

Ali Kourani

Kourani, 32, was born in Lebanon and has been trained in weapons since the age of 16. He arrived in the U.S. in 2003 and earned citizenship six years later. According to Legal Insurrection, Kourani lied on his immigration application and denied having any ties to terror organizations. While living in the Bronx, Kourani earned a degree in biomedical engineering and an M.A. in business administration. In his free time he tried to buy weapons to send to the Hezbollah organization. TruthRevolt

Ali Kourani, 32, of the Bronx, New York, was charged with providing, attempting, and conspiring to provide material support to Hezbollah; receiving and conspiring to receive military-type training from Hezbollah; a related weapons offense that is alleged to have involved, among other weapons, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and machine guns; violating and conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA); and naturalization fraud to facilitate an act of international terrorism. DailyWire

El Debek

El Debek, 37, lives in Livonia, Michigan, and is believed to have joined the terror organization in 2008. He is accused of traveling to Lebanon on multiple occasions for training and bomb making. Using his U.S. passport, El Debek went to Thailand in 2009 reportedly “to help clean up explosive residue left behind in a safehouse used by members of a Hezbollah-backed terror cell.” In 2011, he traveled to Panama and photographed the U.S. and Israeli embassies. A year later, he was back checking out the Panama Canal. TruthRevolt

Samer el Debek, 37, of Dearborn, Michigan, aka “Samer Eldebek,” was charged with providing, attempting and conspiring to provide material support to Hezbollah; receiving and conspiring to receive military-type training from Hezbollah; use of weapons in connection with a crime of violence that is alleged to have involved, among other weapons, explosives, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and machine guns; and violating and conspiring to violate IEEPA.DailyWire