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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"THEIR BEHAVIOR IS DESTROYING THE IMAGE OF THE GOVERNMENT"IN ORDER TO STOP ADULTERY GOVERNOR ORDERS ALL CIVIL SERVANTS TO ATTEND MASS PRAYER SESSIONS AND RELIGIOUS SERMONS (INDONESIA)


An Indonesian governor said Wednesday he has ordered all civil servants in a central province to attend mass prayer sessions and religious sermons in a bid to stop adultery.
It was just the latest attempt by Rusli Habibie to encourage government employees in Gorontalo province -- which is mainly Muslim like most parts of the vast archipelago -- to stay faithful.
He enacted a local law earlier this month requiring all government employees regularly to pray together and attend half-hour sermons each Friday in the hope it would discourage them from cheating on spouses.
"I have heard so many reports of married civil servants cheating. They have one girlfriend or boyfriend one day, and another the next. They are not allowed to do this," Habibie told AFP.
"Their behaviour is destroying the image of the government. They cannot do this," he added, rejecting criticism that infidelity was a private matter.
In March last year Habibie gave instructions that male civil servants' salaries be paid into their wives' bank accounts to stop them spending cash on their mistresses, saying men with money were "unable to control themselves".
In July he banned male employees from having female secretaries. He said the secretaries often became the men's mistresses and were given gifts of "perfume and branded bags" while their wives were neglected.
More than 90 percent of Indonesia's 250 million people are Muslim, with most practising a moderate form of Islam.


SOURCE
http://dfm.nhregister.com/article/an-indonesian-governor-wants-to-stop-adultery-with-prayer/1026ed0d448d17f0c3b03e55b32905c4

SAUDI FUNDED SYRIAN "EXPLOSIVE RIGGED CARS CONTRACTOR" ARRESTED IN LEBANON


State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr charged on Wednesday Syrian national Mohammed Abdul Hamid Qassem with belonging to a terrorist organization.

State-run National News Agency reported that Qassem and several others were charged with belonging to the Syrian al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaida-linked rebel movement, carrying out terrorist attacks, the possession of arms, and booby-trapping vehicles.

Earlier on Wednesday, al-Akhbar newspaper reported that security forces are pursuing several explosive-rigged vehicles that Qassem, who is also known as Abou Abdo and Murad Almadar, confessed of receiving money to booby-trap them for bombings in several areas across Lebanon.

According the report, Qassem told investigators that several vehicles were booby-trapped in the Syrian villages of Yabrud and Rankous in the Qalamoun area on the Lebanon border.

Security forces are currently investigating if the vehicles were used in previous bombing or not, the newspaper said.

The felon also revealed the identities of several people that he worked with inside Lebanon and outside it.

Investigations are ongoing with Qassem, the report said.

The army issued a communique on April 9 saying that a dangerous fugitive, identified as M. Q., was detained in the northeastern border town of Arsal along with seven Syrian gunmen.

He was considered to be allegedly involved in several terrorist incidents that rocked Lebanon recently.

Al-Akhabr described his role as “explosive rigged cars contractor.”

Qassem is reportedly a high-ranking official in al-Haq Brigade, which is affiliated in the Syrian Islamic Front (SIF) organization.

The report pointed out that Qassem received a sum of money from two Syrian nationals, who are residing in Saudi Arabia and identified by their initials Abou Issa and Abou Ayman.

The money was used in buying cars, arms and preparing booby-trapped cars.


Lebanon has recently been the scene of several car bomb explosions that have killed and wounded dozens of people.


SOURCE
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/126764-security-forces-investigating-booby-trapped-cars-after-dangerous-confessions

"WE ARE COMING AFTER YOU!" CIA INVESTIGATING NEW VIDEO SHOWING LARGE GATHERING OF AL QAEDA MEMBERS FEATURING JIHADI LEADER THREATENING MORE ATTACKS ON U.S



A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike.

U.S. officials won't comment on that, but every frame of the video is now being analyzed by the United States.

In the middle of the clip, the man known as al Qaeda's crown prince, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, appears brazenly out in the open, greeting followers in Yemen. Al-Wuhayshi, the No. 2 leader of al Qaeda globally and the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has said he wants to attack the United States. But in the video, he looks unconcerned that he could be hit by an American drone.


The video started appearing on jihadist websites recently, drawing the attention of U.S. officials and global terrorism experts. U.S. officials say they believe it's authentic.

"This is quite an extraordinary video," Paul Cruickshank, CNN terrorism analyst, said.

The video shows al-Wuhayshi addressing more than 100 fighters somewhere within Yemen, Cruickshank said, a restive nation on the southwestern portion of the Arabian Peninsula. The al Qaeda leader, he said, is "taking a big risk in doing this."

But he doesn't mince words about his mission.

In a speech to the group, al-Wuhayshi makes it clear that he's going after the United States, saying "We must eliminate the cross. ... The bearer of the cross is America!"

U.S. officials believe the highly produced video is recent. With some fighters faces blurred, there is worry it signals a new round of plotting.

"The U.S. intelligence community should be surprised that such a large group of al Qaeda assembled together, including the leadership, and somehow they didn't notice," said Peter Bergen, CNN national security analyst.

There is good reason to worry.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, also known as AQAP, is considered the most dangerous al Qaeda affiliate. The CIA and the Pentagon have repeatedly killed AQAP leaders with drone strikes. But the group is now emboldened.

"The main problem about this group is that it has a bomb maker who can put bombs on to planes that can't be detected," Bergen said.

That bomb maker, Ibrahim al-Asiri, is believed to be responsible for several attack attempts against the United States, including the failed 2009 Christmas Day underwear bomber attack in Detroit.

Al-Asiri doesn't appear in the video. He remains in hiding, and intelligence experts say he and other AQAP leaders have gone back to using couriers to communicate to avoid detection. That makes it even harder to figure out what al-Wuhayshi may order next.

But the terror group leader's goal is clear, Cruickshank said.

"His message to the United States," Cruickshank said, "was very much the same as (former al Qaeda leader Osama) bin Laden's: 'We're coming after you.' "


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http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/15/world/al-qaeda-meeting-video/


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

TWO AUSTRALIA AND U.S. BASED MUSLIM PREACHERS USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO GUIDE,INSPIRE AND BE ONLINE CHEERLEADERS FOR FOREIGN JIHADIS IN SYRIA



Two radical Muslim clerics have been identified as influential online cheerleaders for fighters seeking to topple the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, in a pioneering academic study published on Wednesday.
Researchers based at King's College London reveal how social media is being harnessed by a network of radical preachers to inspire and guide British and other western Muslims waging jihad in Syria.
By examining tweets and Facebook postings used by certain rebels, people who follow the conflict from abroad and the two clerics, the academics say they have been able to provide a "unique and unfiltered window into the minds" of western and European foreign fighters in Syria.
The information allowed the analysts to identify a "set of new spiritual authorities" who have the largest followings. The report says they are the American-based cleric Ahmad Musa Jibril and the Australian preacher Musa Cerantonio. Both speak English and are based in the west.
Although there is no evidence to suggest these individuals are physically involved in facilitating the flow of foreign fighters to Syria, or that they are co-ordinating their activity with jihadist organisations, they are playing the role of cheerleaders. "It is clear that they are important figures whose political, moral and spiritual messages are considered attractive to a number of foreign fighters," the researchers conclude.
"Syria may be the first conflict in which a large number of western fighters have been documenting their involvement in conflict in real-time, and where – in turn – social media represents an essential source of information and inspiration to them," the report, a product of a year-long study, concludes.
A total of 12,000 people have "liked" and receive updates from Cerantonio on Facebook and he is "more explicit in his endorsement of violent jihad" than Jibril, according to the researchers at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King's College.
In one post from last December seen by the Guardian Cerantonio called for assassinations and war against the US. "If we see that Muslims are being killed by the tyrant leaders of the USA then we must first stop them with our hands (ie by force). This means that we should stop them by fighting them, by assassinating their oppressive leaders, by weakening their offensive capabilities etc … This is not something that is beyond us at all," he wrote.
Referencing the work of terrorist cells, he said: "A small group of believers was able to bomb their warship (the USS Cole), destroy their embassies, attack their military and financial headquarters, they were able to fight their soldiers and to significantly weaken them and bring them closer to defeat … What then if the entire Ummah [Muslim community] stood up to do so?!"
Though sporadically critical of them, Cerantonio describes the Isis group, which is closely affiliated to al-Qaida, "as the best forces on the ground in Syria".
Australian Federal Police ​(AFP) said they were aware of Cerantonio's Facebook page but would not confirm whether they were investigating him or not.
Michigan-born Jibril, 42, is a convicted fraudster who spent eight years in a high security US prison and has previous associations with radical preaching. When he was sentenced in 2005, the FBI said in court documents that he was running a radical Salafi website, which carried "a library of fanatically anti-American sermons by militant Islamic clerics".
Though he does not openly incite his followers to violence, Jibril, the King's College report says, started tweeting support for the Syrian rebels 13 days after he was released from prison.
In one Youtube sermon he says: "When your brothers in Syria speak, everyone today needs to shut their mouth and listen, because they're proving themselves to be real men."
He is popular on Facebook, where his personal page boasts more than 145,000 subscribers to his posts.
The study says Jibril is now the most "liked" personality on Facebook among the foreign fighters they tracked and is followed by 60% of foreign jihadists in Syria on Twitter.
Within hours of the death in Syria last December of Ifthekar Jaman, from Portsmouth, Jibril sent a message of condolence via a series of direct messages on Twitter to a member of his family.
Uploaded to the family member's public timeline, the messages read: "I didn't know him [Ifthekar] but when I read of him today it made me weep, may Allah be with you and may Allah grant him ferdous [the highest level of paradise]!
"Give my salam, love and respect to all the family. If I was there it would be a great honor to visit you all." The message was retweeted 97 times and favourited 141 times.
A second tweet of Jibril's in February praised another dead British Syrian jihadist known as Abu Layth.
Jibril described the 20-year-old Manchester man, Anil Khalil Raoudi, as a "great brother" and also wished him entry into paradise. According to the academics' report, the two clerics complement rather than compete with each other. When asked by the Guardian if he incited others to violence and possible acts of terrorism Cerantonio replied: "I do not doubt that I have called upon all believers, whether young or old, to respond to the commands of God."
In answers to questions from other media outlets Cerantonio said: "Our aim must be to unite the ranks of all Muslims … as one nation under the leadership of a Khalifah [spiritual and political head] who rules by Allah's Law."
Jibril did not respond to questions put by the Guardian or requests for an interview.

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/15/preachers-spiritual-cheerleaders-social-media-syria-london-university

NYPD DISBANDS MUSLIM SURVEILLANCE UNIT



A controversial New York Police Department surveillance unit that cataloged information on Muslim communities has been disbanded, according to the department.

The NYPD's Demographics Unit -- or Zone Assessment Unit -- was developed with the CIA's help after the September 11, 2001, attacks. The unit has acknowledged that it engaged in monitoring that included Muslim-owned business and mosques across the New York region and has been the target of controversy and civil lawsuits.


"The Zone Assessment Unit, previously referred to as the demographics unit, has been largely inactive since January," the department said in a statement Tuesday. "Recently, as part of an ongoing assessment of Intelligence Bureau operations, personnel assigned to the Zone Assessment Unit were reassigned to other duties within the Intelligence Bureau."

The statement continued: "Understanding certain local demographics can be a useful factor when assessing information regarding potential threats coming to the attention of the New York City Police Department, it has been determined that much of the same information previously gathered by the Zone Assessment Unit may be obtained through direct outreach by the NYPD to the communities concerned."

Two advocacy groups that filed a lawsuit challenging the unit and its activities said they were pleased it had been disbanded but want to ensure the surveillance stops.

"While we welcome the dismantling of the Demographics Unit as a long overdue step towards reining in the unconstitutional excesses of the NYPD, what has to stop is the practice of suspicion-less surveillance of Muslim communities, not just the unit assigned to do it," said a joint statement by Muslim Advocates and the Center for Constitutional Rights, which filed the lawsuit in 2012. "We will continue to work, through litigation and advocacy, to ensure the NYPD is fully and finally respecting the rights of the Muslim community."

That suit, Hassan v. City of New York, was dismissed in February and is currently under appeal.

The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations echoed those sentiments.

"This is an important first step. However, the damage of unconstitutional mass spying on people solely on the basis of their religion has already been carried out and must be addressed," said Board President Ryan Mahoney.


NOW MOSQUES,MSA AND ISLAMIC CENTERS WILL BE ABLE TO FREELY PREACH MESSAGE OF HATE AND JIHAD.

"AN ATTEMPT TO HUMILIATE MUSLIMS" AL SHABAB SPOKESMAN URGES SOMALIS TO "REACT" AGAINST POLICE CRACKDOWN ON SOMALIS IN KENYA


A spokesman for the militant group in Somalia of Al Shabab, Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage [Ali Dhere] said the latest crackdown on the Somali population in Kenya by the Kenyan police was a bare attempt to humiliate Muslims in Kenya.
Speaking to pro-Al Shabab radio in Barawe, Mr Rage said he would call the Muslims in Kenya to react on the brutal operation against Muslim communities in Kenya.
“The people arrested have nothing to do with Al Shabab. How can a young toddler who is only one year old, an elder woman be an Al Shabab member.” Al Shabab spokesman questioned.
He said Kenya started the operation against Somalis in Nairobi to extort their money and deport them after it invaded their Somalia and took its land.
“I call all Muslims in Somalia to work together and stand to fight against invaders in Somalia.” he added.
His comments came as Kenya police continued irs swoop against Somalis in Nairobi and Mombasa in the past three weeks.  On Monday Kenya police announced it will target more than 20 Somali businessmen in Nairobi for financing Al Shabab fighters in Somalia.

SOURCE 
http://www.raxanreeb.com/2014/04/somalia-al-shabab-spokesman-speaks-on-kenyas-crackdown-on-somalis/

"IT SOUNDS LIKE A BONUS,IT SOUNDS LIKE A SLUSH FUND" USAID BRIBING FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS TO PASS POLICIES FAVORED BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION


A U.S. agency whose mission is to foster democracy by providing financial aid to foreign governments is under fire for what some lawmakers charge is blatant political bribery to get foreign officials to pass policies favored by the Obama administration. 
The payment programs, administered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), are described as "incentive" funds. The U.S. government offers multimillion-dollar payments to foreign governments -- including in Afghanistan, as well as North Africa and elsewhere -- in exchange for approving policies that are a priority in Washington, but not necessarily in those countries. 
The money effectively greases the palms of foreign government officials, but watchdogs and lawmakers are questioning how that money is being spent. 
"It sounds like a bonus, it sounds like a slush fund, it sounds like a lot of very negative things," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said during a recent House hearing on Capitol Hill. 
Last year, the U.S. government gave $15 million to Afghanistan in exchange for its parliament passing a law on violence against women. The United States Agency for International Development has defended that payment, arguing before a House Oversight subcommittee that the vital law would have been "unpalatable" for Afghanistan without the monetary incentive. 
But that was just a chunk of a larger, two-year $175 million "incentive fund" through USAID to nudge Afghanistan toward "progress" on human rights, budget and election reforms. Another $15 million was given last month for budget changes. 
The programs are run through USAID, a federal agency established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy that manages how much money is given to other countries to advance the political and economic interests of the United States. So far, the U.S. has committed $100 billion to reconstructing war-torn Afghanistan, with a good chunk of the cash coming from USAID. The money has funded hospitals, power plants and other initiatives.
In recent years, though, the agency has come under criticism for the way it divvies up that money and the programs it chooses to fund, including for its "incentive" payments. 
The money is supposed to go toward initiatives involving election laws, human rights, public and commercial finance, state budgets and economic development. 
USAID defends its methods and policies and tells FoxNews.com there has been “dramatic development progress.” Among the successes, the agency says, are “a 20-year increase in life expectancy and getting 8 million Afghan boys and girls enrolled in school up from 900,000 boys a decade ago.”
“The purpose of the incentive fund for Afghanistan is to leverage the Afghan government to make reforms that will help sustain the dramatic development gains from the past decade,” Kathleen Campbell, deputy assistant to the administrator in the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, said. “This will contribute to their long-term stability and U.S. national security.”
But Chaffetz, the chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, criticized Donald Sampler, assistant to the administrator of the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs for USAID, during a heated hearing in Washington earlier this month over the way the money is spent. He claimed the funds essentially were used to pay off politicians. 
“That is the very essence of corruption, and we’re funding that?” Chaffetz said. 
Sampler said he didn’t agree with terms like “slush fund” to describe the millions of dollars in payments the U.S. was sending Afghanistan to get policies and programs passed.
One problem for the programs is widespread corruption in the countries where the funds are spent.
THE MONEY WILL END UP IN THE POCKETS OF CORRUPT POLITICIANS AND LAWS WILL NEVER BE IMPLEMENTED AND REMAIN ON PAPER.

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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/14/usaid-under-fire-for-spending-billions-on-questionable-foreign-programs/

USAID $ 165 MILLION PROGRAM TO FUND EDUCATION IN PAKISTAN 
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/04/14/national/usaid-awards-100-fully-funded-scholarships-to-kp-fata-students/

"SO ONLY 13 YEARS AFTER 9/11,YOU HAVE A MOVIE WHERE A 9/11 VICTIM FAMILY MEMBER IS NOW A TERRORIST" GUTFELD BLASTS LIAM NEESON MOVIE "NON STOP"


GREG GUTFELD, 'THE FIVE' CO-HOST: In a new movie that I won't see called "Nonstop", Liam Neeson plays an air marshal try to catch terrorists killing people on a plane. It sounds like fun, billed as an action film, it's really a salute to Hollywood's cowardice in the face of real evil, a propaganda victory for those who hate us.

My nephew just saw it and his eyeballs threw up. See? The terrorist turns out to be a 9/11 victim family member aided by a military man, while the dude helping Neeson is a doctor in full Muslim dress.

The motive for the bad guys' attack to help increase security to prevent further attacks. So only 13 years after 9/11, you have a film where a 9/11 victim family member is now a terrorist.

So what's next? A moving about a Boston bombing victim blowing up other races? And a Muslim doctor stops her? Or maybe a Fort Hood shooting survivor who kills soldiers to help protection on bases and a Muslim doctor stops him? How about a man who beats women who increase awareness of domestic abuse and a Muslim man stops him?

This flick is sponsored by Islamophobia-phobia, the fear of accused bigotry driven by liberal guilt and anti-West hate, bolstered by the media fun house, where the mirrors reverse good and evil.


Anyway, at the end of movie, Liam lives and the bad guys die. You can call that a spoiler, but how do you spoil something that's already rotten?

I'm surprised CAIR is not out saying, hey, everyone should go see this. This is a great movie, everyone should go and see. CAIR is the PR wing of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. 


THERE IS NOT A SINGLE PERSON AMONG THE BLEEDING HEART HOLLYWOOD LIBERALS WITH GUTS TO EXPOSE EVILS OF ISLAM.

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http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/04/15/gutfeld-goes-911-movie

THANKS TO INFLUX OF SOMALI MUSLIMS HISTORIC NUMBER OF UNINSURED SIGN UP FOR SUBSIDIZED MEDICAL COVERAGE(MINNESOTA)


On a recent weekday evening, Ibrahim Hassan was pacing the narrow corridor outside a Somali mosque in south Minneapolis, buoyantly shaking hands and waving like a politician at a campaign stop.

His mission: To sign up every eligible uninsured person he met for public health coverage through the state’s MNsure website. His mobile “office” consisted of a foldout table, a laptop and a small sign that read, “We can help you” in Somali and “Obama Care.”


Though much attention has focused on the March 31 deadline to buy private health insurance — and the consumer frenzy that resulted — federal health reform and the debut of MNsure have also led to a historic surge in the number of Minnesotans enrolling in public programs.

All told, nearly 99,000 Minnesotans have signed up for subsidized coverage through Medical Assistance, the state’s version of Medicaid, since MNsure’s launch six months ago. Average monthly enrollment in the program is projected to reach 835,000 this fiscal year, up 13 percent from 2013 — the largest year-over-year surge in at least 15 years and, percentage-wise, one of the largest in the nation.

And the numbers almost certainly will climb higher. While open enrollment has closed for private coverage, eligible Minnesotans can still apply for public programs such as Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare, and the strenuous push to reach poor and uninsured Minnesotans is still forging ahead. Most of MNsure’s 800 trained helpers, known as “navigators,” continue to fan out to libraries, shopping malls, barber shops and other locations in a sustained effort to reach the estimated 440,000 Minnesotans who lack insurance.

“There was a perception that we were going to fold up our tents and go home” after April 1, Hassan said. “But we’re still here.”

The resulting expansion of public coverage is unprecedented in scope. Supporters of President Obama’s 2010 health law cite it as a victory, noting that it has cut the number of uninsured Minnesotans and arguing that it will improve the health of vulnerable families and children.

“I am celebrating that we have so many people signing up for public programs,” said Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson. “We made it easier for people to enroll, and now we’re staying on them as long as they are eligible.”

Skeptics warn it could pose a long-term threat to the state’s fiscal health. Although the federal government will pick up more than 90 percent of the cost of expanding Medicaid coverage in the first nine years, state spending on the program is forecast to reach $4.57 billion this year, double the amount spent a decade ago.

MNsure does not track the percentage of new enrollees who previously lacked insurance. But state officials say the surge of enrollments almost certainly is driving down the state’s rate of uninsureds. After rising sharply during the Great Recession, from 7.2 percent in 2007 to 9.1 percent in 2011, Minnesota’s uninsured rate fell to 8.2 percent in 2013.


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http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/255109871.html

SOMALI MUSLIMS SENDING THEIR CHILDREN TO STUDY ABROAD BECAUSE THEY DON'T SPEAK NORWEGIAN AND TO TEACH THEM ISLAMIC CULTURE AND VALUES

Several hundred Somali-Norwegian children are sent to schools in Somalia, Kenya, Egypt and the UK, according to a recent report. The main reason is that their parents are unhappy with the Norwegian school system. 
"Parents often experience that their children are regarded as weak students, mostly because they do not speak Norwegian as well as other kids their age. It worries these parents that their children are not challenged enough in Norway," says Hilde Lidén at the Norwegian Institute for Social Research (ISF).
Lidén is one of several researchers that have looked at the phenomenon that many children with a minority backgorund are sent abroad to attend school. It is most common among children with a background from Pakistan and Iraq, she reports. 
Bashe Musse, Head of the Somali Network in Oslo, says that the school system in Somalia is not better than the Norwegian school system. However, several Somali parents probably feel quite distant from the Norwegian school. They are used to handing the children off to a school with strict discipline that takes full responsibility for the children's learning.
"Their understanding of Norwegian pedagogy and the way our system of education works is quite limited for many of these parents," Musse explains.
Just under 1900 children, or 13 percent of all children with a Somali background, emigrated in 2012. Around 60 percent of these children are likely to have moved out of Norway alone. However, this is only an indication of how many that may have moved abroad to attend to school, as there are no exact figures available.
Lidén points out that there may also be other reasons for why a family chooses to send their children abroad temporarily. To ensure that the children receive a strong cultural and religious foundation from their home country is one of them. 
Aftenposten writes that several parents have reported that if there was a Muslim school option in Norway they would be more likely to let their children stay at home. Their mothers, however, are worried that the children do not learn enough about Islamic culture and values in Norway without attending an Islamic school. 

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http://www.norwaypost.no/index.php/news/latest-news/29716-immigrants-send-their-children-abroad-to-attend-school

"WE DON'T LIKE THEM" RESIDENTS OF TURKISH BORDER TOWN ANGERED BY PRESENCE OF LARGE NUMBER OF SYRIAN REFUGEES AND JIHADIS


On a bustling Antakya street in southern Turkey, a young man in replica seventh-century Islamic dress, complete with western backpack, gets disapproving stares from people getting out of a Syrian-registered car. In the eyes of both Turks and Syrians he is out of place, a potential menace.
Antakya, a town of 220,000 residents, 40km from the Syrian border and the brutal conflict that lies behind it, has been a melting pot of religions for millenniums. Today, foreign jihadis stopping off en route to the war in Syria and refugees streaming in the opposite direction have stretched the town’s age-old social fabric.
That most residents of Reyhanli speak Arabic makes it more attractive to refugees fleeing Syria than other towns further north. The welcome is sometimes strained. Streets are unable to cope with the explosion of Syrian cars and soldier-carrying Turkish military trucks.
Residents say up to half the town’s population is now Syrian and tensions between Turks and their guests reached boiling point following a double car bomb in May that killed 51. It was Turkey’s worst terrorist attack and no one has been charged for the massacre.
With opposition-controlled Syria so close as to be visible, rebels use the town as a depot to treat injured fighters and move food and weapons inside. “You see that car there,” says Ghazwan Mahmoud, a Syrian humanitarian worker, pointing to a nearby hill. “That’s Syrian land the government in Damascus hasn’t controlled for years.”
Of Hatay’s 1.5 million residents, about one-third are Alawite Turks who sympathise with the Syrian government, and are angered by Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s support for opposition rebel groups. Many live in the coastal town of Samandag, Turkey’s most southerly town, divided from Syria by the imposing Kilic Dagi mountain. Three weeks ago on the mountain’s southern foothill, Syrian rebels stormed a Syrian government border post, securing them a route to the Mediterranean Sea for the first time.
Though Arabic is the undisputed language of the street in Samandag and many identify themselves as Arab, there are scant signs that Syrian refugees live here. The reason is largely sectarian: those fleeing Syria’s northern towns and cities are predominantly Sunni, and prefer not to seek shelter in Hatay’s Alawite-inhabited areas.
“Two hundred men went into [the Syrian border town of] Kassab from Turkey a couple of weeks ago – Afghanis, Saudis, foreigners,” says Mohamed Kamaci, a provincial delegate of the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP). “The government has done nothing to stop them.” In Samandag, the AK Party can call on little support. A CHP representative won 81 per cent of the popular vote in recent local elections. 
“Sometimes they [Syrians] steal; they are not used to seeing our women dressed so liberally and harass them on the streets,” said a 30-year-old waiter. “We don’t like them.”
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http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/tempers-fray-in-turkish-border-town-over-refugees-1.1761878

FATWA DECLARES JAMMING OF SATELLITE SIGNALS UN-ISLAMIC,EVEN IF USED AS A TOOL TO PROTECT ISLAMIC VALUES (IRAN)



Even if satellite jamming is a useful tool in protecting Islamic values, it is not permissible under Islamic law if it poses a health threat.

That's according to an Iranian grand ayatollah who recently made a ruling on the issue following an inquiry by a Shi'ite news agency.

Shafaqna, whose Persian-language material is produced in Tehran, recently posed the question:

"Given the enemy's exploitation of satellite channels in order to [push forward] its goals against Islam, [and considering] the interests of the Islamic world and Islamic culture one the one hand, and on the other the jamming of these channels, which increases the risk of neurological disorders, heart arrhythmias and cardiac arrest, death of children and newborns, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, and incurable diseases and the silent death of Muslims and other citizens of Muslim countries -- are the transmissions of these permissible under Islamic laws or not and what is the verdict?"

Grand Ayatollah Musavi Ardebili, in a written response to Shafaqna, wrote, "If it is proven that jamming signals cause significant problems such as those mentioned in the question, then their transmission is not permissible."
The ruling, which was described as a "fatwa" by several popular news sites that reposted it, comes amid a long-running debate in the Islamic republic about the possible health effects of satellite jamming.

Iran is known to use jamming technology to prevent satellite transmissions of foreign-based television and radio channels in Iran. After Iran claimed to have downed a U.S. drone in 2011 after disrupting its communications system, the question arose whether Tehran had acquired or developed sophisticated jamming equipment, possibly including laser-burst technology that could target satellites.

But while little is known about the precise technology Iran employs to scramble satellite transmissions, Iranian newspaper reports and also some officials -- including Massoumeh Ebtekar, a former member of Tehran's city council and currently vice president -- have suggested that the practice could cause health problems for citizens.

"What we know is that these signals have an impact on people's health and the body's cells," Ebtekarwas quoted as saying in 2012. "As an immunologist and researcher, I'd say that these signals could be the source of many illnesses."


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http://www.payvand.com/news/14/apr/1098.html

MOSQUE PROTESTS AIRING OF DOCUMENTARY ON TERRORISM CALLING IT "TOXIC" (KENYA)



Kenya has been the scene of various attacks attributed to terrorist elements. The country has been under high threat from terrorism with the main threat coming from extremists linked to Al Shabaab.

The National Police Service has prepared a documentary highlighting how terrorists operate and the challenges faced by terrorism.

After a long wait, the documentary on terrorism, On The Heels of Terror, will finally air on all major TV stations; KBC, KTN, Citizen TV, K24 and NTV tonight and tomorrow (16th April) and just watching its promo is very disturbing.


An Al-Shabaab member is heard saying, “Lazima shingo za makafiri zishughulikiwe…”

However, Jamia Mosque (Nairobi) has protested the airing of the documentary arguing that it’s only intended to solidify (among Kenyans) the ongoing extra-judicial police actions. In a protest letter to media editors, the mosque warns that the documentary is ‘toxic’.


SOURCE
http://www.ghafla.co.ke/news/tv/item/18264-disturbing-documentary-on-terrorism-airs-tonight

BOKO HARAM JIHADIS KIDNAP MORE THAN HUNDRED FEMALE STUDENTS FROM SECONDARY SCHOOL(NIGERIA)


SaharaReporters has just learned that suspected members of the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, have abducted 103 students in a daring raid at the Girls Secondary School in Chibok, a town on the border between Borno and Adamawa States. 

The group’s assault on the all-female high school took place on Monday night. A security source disclosed that members of the extremist Islamist group killed a soldier guarding the school and inflicted injuries on several villagers before abducting the students.


The police commissioner in Borno State, Lawan Tanko, confirmed the kidnapping of the students to reporters in the state.

A source who lives near the school told a correspondent of SaharaReporters that there was complete chaos during the attack, adding that the students could put up no resistance to the heavily armed attackers.
The mass abduction lasted between 9PM -3 AM as sect members made several trips picking and choosing their victims out of the 250 students enrolled in the school.

Residents of the area also told Saharareporters that the militants razed 100 homes because some of the residents initially resisted the militants.

SOURCE
http://saharareporters.com/news-page/boko-haram-abducts-103-girls-high-school-chibok-borno-state