Category Archives: Islam

Truth Bombs Apologetics 2016-12-15 12:55:11

TRUTH BOMBS: When Christians sit back and do nothing and “play dead” to the evil in this world, we are actually empowering evil over us. Islam is evil.

 

ARTICLE:

JAKARTA // Jakarta’s Christian governor choked back tears as he gave an impassioned defence against blasphemy charges on Tuesday, in a court case that has stoked fears of growing intolerance in the Muslim-majority nation.

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama – the first Christian to govern the capital in more than 50 years – is standing trial accused of insulting the Quran, an offence that carries a five-year jail term.

The governor has apologised for his controversial remarks, which angered Muslims across Indonesia and drew hundreds of thousands to the streets of Jakarta in protests larger than any seen in nearly two decades.

Facing court for the first time, the governor gave an emotionally charged defence against the charges, pausing several times to compose himself as he maintained his innocence.

“I know I have to respect the holy verses of the Quran. I do not understand how I can be said to have offended Islam,” Mr Purnama said, occasionally dabbing his eyes with a handkerchief.

Mr Purnama, better known by his nickname Ahok, ignited a firestorm of criticism in September when he quoted the Islamic holy text while campaigning ahead of elections for the Jakarta governorship.

The governor accused his opponents of using a Quranic verse, which suggests Muslims should not choose non-Muslims as leaders, in order to trick people into voting against him.

Prosecutor Ali Mukartono said the governor had “spoken a lie” and insulted Muslims, adding Indonesia’s top clerical council had declared his remarks blasphemous.

But lawyers for the governor said their client never intended to commit blasphemy, and expressed concern that Mr Purnama’s case was being rushed.

President Joko Widodo and police, under pressure as protesters massed in November, promised to resolve the case quickly.

Critics say the controversy is as much about politics as religion, as the governor’s foes whip up anger to reduce his support ahead of a hotly contested poll in February.

Mr Purnama is running against two Muslim candidates in elections for city hall.

He had long been the favourite to win the election owing to the popularity of his no-nonsense style and determination to clean up Jakarta, a crowded, polluted metropolis of 10 million.

But the scandal has eroded his chances of victory, with his opponents gaining ground since Mr Purnama was named a suspect for blasphemy in November.

Mr Purnama said he was raised a Christian but surrounded by Muslims, including family friends, who had played an enormous mentorship role in his life from when he was a child to adulthood.

The allegations that he had offended their religion hurt him very deeply, his voice cracking as he said: “I am very sad.”

“This accusation is the same as saying I have offended my god parents and siblings, whom I love and they love me back.”

He also listed the many services he had provided for his Islamic constituents, including the construction of mosques, support for religious schools and donation of sacrificial cows on sacred days.

A small band of his supporters kept vigil outside the court as a larger congregation of hardline Islamists chanted “Jail Ahok” and held signs depicting Mr Purnama in prison garb behind bars.

“We will continue to fight this, and won’t be provoked or influenced,” one of Mr Purnama’s supporters said.

The high-profile case has gripped the country. The courtroom was surrounded by police on Tuesday, with the proceedings being broadcast live on national television.

The case has emboldened hardliners, analysts say, who have long opposed a Christian as governor and have used the blasphemy scandal to push their conservative agenda.

Rights groups want Indonesia’s archaic blasphemy laws overhauled, arguing they are exploited to persecute minorities.

The case has adjourned until December 20.


Netherlands: Muslims claim taxpayer funds to attend Qur’an lessons already offered for free

TRUTH BOMBS: Muslims think like the modern liberals! No they are focusing on making political precedence for a doctrine of their faith which is only to oppress others.

Article: Islamic State claims responsibility for church bombing, Egypt says bomber was Muslim Brotherhood supporter

Source: Netherlands: Muslims claim taxpayer funds to attend Qur’an lessons already offered for free


70% of European Jews not attending synagogue during holidays due to targeted terror

TRUTH BOMBS: Islam continues to inspire fear in the citizens of European countries.

ARTICLE: If one goal of terrorism is to deny a free people basic rights, then count it as successful, at least where European Jews are concerned.As reported recently by the Jerusalem Post, some 70 percent of Jews – nearly three-quarters – are going to sit out attending synagogue during shul on High Holy Days over fears of possible terrorist attacks, and this despite increased security in Jewish communities.NT3A poll that was published online recently revealing the 70 percent figure has nonetheless been met with skepticism by prominent Jewish leaders, even though the continent has been rocked by terrorist attacks that have killed hundreds, especially in France.The survey was conducted online by the European Jewish Association in conjuction with the Rabbinical Center of Europe. The 78 respondents, the EJA says, were a representative sampling of the 700 capital cities and communities throughout Europe, from Britain to Ukraine.Pollsters claimed that while the number of respondents was far fewer than the number of communities represented, each one speaks for many communities. They compared the respondent rate with certain cities and regions that have many similarities with a number of similar communities.

Source: 70% of European Jews not attending synagogue during holidays due to targeted terror


British woman ‘arrested in Dubai after reporting rape’ – BBC News

TRUTH BOMBS: Westerners need to be aware. Even in an Islamic country that seems westernized, women and not valued.

ARTICLE: A British woman has been charged with having extra-marital sex in Dubai after reporting she was raped, according to a UK-based legal advice group.

The Detained in Dubai group said the woman was arrested after she claimed she was raped by two British men.

It said she has been released on bail but her passport has been confiscated.

The Foreign Office said: “We are supporting a British woman in relation to this case and will remain in contact with her family.”

The woman, who is in her 20s, was reportedly attacked by two men from Birmingham while she was on holiday.

According to Detained in Dubai, the alleged attackers have had no charges filed against them.

However, according to newspaper reports, the two men have also had their passports confiscated.

It is understood that the Foreign Office is supporting the two men and is in contact with their families.

Detained in Dubai said the woman may face trial for the charges – for which possible punishments include imprisonment, deportation, flogging and even stoning to death.

Radha Stirling, founder and director of Detained in Dubai, said the UAE had a long history of penalising rape victims.

“We have been involved with several cases in the past where this has happened, and we work with the lawyers and families and have campaigned to change attitudes in the police and judiciary.

“Recent cases… show that it is still not safe for victims to report these crimes to the police without the risk of suffering a double punishment”.

Source: British woman ‘arrested in Dubai after reporting rape’ – BBC News


Islamic State brutality comes to light after military advance

TRUTH BOMBS: Evil did not take a day off yesterday to vote for Hillary. Remember the fallen from this evil that threatens our world.

ARTICLE: HAMMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq (Reuters) – From behind the curtains of his bedroom window, 29-year-old Riyad Ahmed would peer out at Islamic State fighters dragging civilians into a makeshift jail across the street and then sending them in the middle of the night to be executed.

The former English teacher from the town of Hammam al-Alil, south of the jihadists’ Mosul stronghold, recalls hearing victims’ cries of agony as he hid with dozens of neighbors in the shadow of one of the group’s detention centers.

“The devil himself would be astounded by Daesh’s methods of torture. It is beyond the imagination,” said Ahmed, using an Arabic acronym for Islamic State.

Iraq’s army and federal police, participating in a U.S.-backed offensive launched last month to recapture the largest population center under the jihadists’ control, retook this area over the weekend.

As the forces advance, details of Islamic State’s brutality and growing desperation, which have trickled out of its self-proclaimed caliphate over the past two years, are being reinforced by first-hand accounts of residents.

Standing on the road between his house and the jail on Monday, Ahmed told Reuters that no part of Hammam al-Alil had been spared from the ultra-hardline Sunni Islamists’ violence.

In his street alone, he said six people he knew had been executed, including his father and a family of three that lived next door.

Aid organizations, local officials and Mosul residents have cited reports that Islamic State executed dozens of people in Hammam al-Alil and barracks nearby over the course of a week, on suspicion of planning rebellions in and around Mosul to aid the advancing troops.

Abdul Rahman al-Waggaa, a member of the Nineveh provincial council, told Reuters last month that most of the victims were former police and army members.

Islamic State had used the town’s agricultural college as “a killing field” for hundreds of people in the days before the Iraqi government advance, Ahmed said.

“They would torture them inside and then take them out of the neighborhood and either shoot them or slit their throats.”

Police backed up his accounts, but the road to the college was still lined with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on Monday, preventing Reuters from visiting.

The military says its forces at the complex have discovered the decapitated corpses of at least 100 civilians.

Source: Islamic State brutality comes to light after military advance


Islamic State to U.S.: jihadis “have come to slaughter you and smash your ballot boxes”

“It is not for a prophet to have captives until he has made wide slaughter in the land.” (Qur’an 8:67)

But not to worry: Hillary Clinton has said that if we just don’t call them Islamic, all will be well.

Islamic State White House

“ISIS calls on supporters to ‘slaughter’ American Presidential election voters on Tuesday,” by Anthony Bond, Mirror, November 6, 2016:

ISIS has called for the “slaughter’ of Americans voting in Tuesday’s Presidential election.

The terror group has called on its followers to attack voters in the election and has told Muslims not to cast a vote.

It comes after the FBI was reportedly probing a major terror attack planned for the day before the US elections in multiple states.

It is thought that al-Qaeda is plotting to strike in Texas, New York and Virginia but specific locations are not yet known.

The new ISIS threats, reported by terrorist monitoring group SITE, were made in an essay published by the terror group’s Al Hayat media centre.

The essay said that militants “have come to slaughter you and smash your ballot boxes”.

The terror group also wrote there is no difference between the Republican and Democratic parties in the US in their “policies against Islam and Muslims”….

Source: Islamic State to U.S.: jihadis “have come to slaughter you and smash your ballot boxes”


Stunner: Christians banned from Christian church

TRUTH BOMBS: And what do you think is going to happen in Dearborn Michigan some day. Church will not be allowed into the islamic zone just like preachers cannot preach on a public sidewalk now. Islam does not respect freedom of religion as Christianity does.

ARTICLE: Christians who were thrown out of their church facility centuries ago when the Islamist Ottoman empire bludgeoned its way into power and turned it into a mosque have been ejected – again – and from the same facility.

For the same reason – a forced conversion to a mosque.

It’s happening as the Islamist agenda of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan advances.

The recent forced move came against the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, often described as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.

“Islamists have detested that fact for years,” reported Michael Van Der Galien at PJ Media.

“After all, it is a Christian church, and therefore a Christian symbol. That’s why the Ottoman Turks wasted little time transforming the church into a mosque when they invaded and conquered Constantinople (Istanbul) centuries ago. Christian symbols and works of art were destroyed or covered, and a dominating tower was built from which the Islamic call to prayer could be sung.”

He explained, “The Ottomans did that because they wanted to show Christians that, from then onwards, Islam was in power. Christianity would be subjugated.”

However, in the last century the Ottoman empire collapsed and Turkey was created, the government declared Hagia Sophia neutral, so that Christians, Muslims, and others could enjoy and appreciate it.

That’s changed now, under Erdogan.

It was only three years ago WND reported experts were alarmed when a court ruling in Turkey said the facility of that same name in Trabzon, along the Black Sea, must be converted to a mosque.

It raised concern that the event would be a stalking horse for the Hagia Sophia Museum, the artifact, in Istanbul.

“A building covenanted as a mosque cannot be used for any other purpose,” Mazhar Yildirimham, of the General Directorate of Pious Foundations, said in a report at the time.

A year later, it was reported the Hagia Sophia Church in Eregli had become the ninth Hagia Sophia location converted to a mosque by Turks in recent years.

Earlier this year, it was reported Turkey allowed a daily Quran reading to be broadcast from the main Hagia Sophia, the former Byzantine cathedral.

Christians in Turkey feared the latest move, a government announcement that it was appointing a permanent imam to the Hagia Sophia, means “it will basically function as any other mosque.”

Reported PJ Media, “Turkey’s Islamist president is on a war path with Christians in Turkey. Their churches are turned into mosques, their pastors are arrested and deported, and those Christians who remain are constantly forced to look over their shoulder.”

At the Counterjihad blog, it was reported the move “shows clearly the designs of Turkey’s Islamist president.”

The report said Erdogan is using the alleged coup attempt over the summer to “deepen [his] control over every aspect of Turkish life.”

“Over ten thousand public servants have been purged from the government in recent days, raising the total figure to over a hundred thousand – some 37,000 of whom have been arrested. Erdoğan has pressed the Turkish parliament to reinstate the death penalty so that he can begin disposing of those he has identified as his enemies.”

The blog post said sources report “the detained who are subjected to trial must submit to having all of their conversations with their lawyers recorded whenever the prosecution requests it. Such recordings are of course admissible as evidence against the client – or the lawyer, if he comes to be considered an enemy of the state from working too hard to defend people already classified as ‘enemies of the state.’”

Those include the opposition media, where newspaper reporters have had their laptops seized, a television station was shut down and more.

Also, “Some 1,267 academics who signed a ‘Peace Petition’ last January have been removed from their jobs according to CounterJihad’s sources, and several have been arrested and charged with ‘terroristic acts’ for signing or forwarding that petition. Our sources tell us that under the new laws, President Erdoğan must personally approve all new university presidents.”

The blog post said Turkey’s military forces seized the cathedral in order to install the permanent imam.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/turkeys-descent-into-islamist-tyranny-deepens/#XdsxXL5tLlVXMeq8.99

Source: Stunner: Christians banned from Christian church


Calais ‘Jungle’: Fires rage across migrant camp – BBC News

TRUTH BOMBS: What I abhor about this article is that it say absolutely nothing about Islam. The words muslim or islam do not even appear in the article. That is not reporting the whole truth because their ideology is the root of their violence. This is a camp made up of mostly muslims (https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/09/as-muslim-migrants-riot-in-calais-paris-mayor-announces-two-refugee-camps-will-open-in-paris-in-october)

ARTICLE: Fires are raging across parts of the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais, three days into a French operation to demolish it.

It was unclear who set the dozens of fires overnight and in the morning.

The clearance began on Monday and about 4,000 migrants – out of some 7,000 – have been taken from the squalid camp to shelters around France.

The prefect of Pas-de-Calais said authorities now expected to finish the evacuation operation on Wednesday.

The camp has become a key symbol of Europe’s migration crisis, with its residents desperate to reach the UK.

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The BBC’s Simon Jones, at the camp, says huts were set on fire overnight on the main street leading into the camp, leaving them in ashes.

He says this may have been a last act of defiance from migrants who did not want to leave and did not want to see their shelters taken down by the authorities.

Many of the makeshift shops that had been set up were destroyed and a London bus used by a charity to help women and children was torched.

Exploding gas canisters are a threat and more police officers are now being deployed to the site.

Image copyright AFP

Image caption It was unclear who set the dozens of fires…
Image copyright AFP

Image caption …but they may have been a last act of defiance from migrants, correspondents say
Image copyright Getty Images

Image caption Migrants complained that firefighters were deployed too late

The prefect of Pas-de-Calais, Fabienne Buccio, told BFMTV is was “a tradition among the migrant population to destroy their homes before leaving”.

However, the Calais police commissioner said he had been told by migrants that the fires were started by activists.

Camp resident Mahmoud al-Saleh told Agence France-Presse: “There were several fires overnight. Every time one was put out, another would erupt. It was clearly intentional.

“The firefighters came late. For a long time it was just us, migrants and volunteers, fighting the fires.”

Dorothy Sang, of the charity Save The Children, told the BBC: “We know that hundreds of children slept in the Jungle last night, under the bridge, while fires were burning around them.

“We know that lots of them ran. It’s a really, really dangerous situation for children right now.”

Unknown numbers

More migrants joined queues on Wednesday for buses to take them out of the camp, with the situation calmer than the jostling of the previous morning.

Media captionThe demolition operation started on Tuesday afternoon

Crews had begun dismantling the Jungle with sledgehammers on Tuesday. Workers in hard hats and orange jumpsuits pulled down unoccupied tents and shacks.

The work was carried out mostly by hand, and in a low-key manner, as officials believed sending in bulldozers would send the wrong message.

Image copyright AFP

Image caption There were more queues on Wednesday for buses out of the camp

By the end of Tuesday, about 3,000 migrants had been moved out on coaches to centres across France, while another 1,000 unaccompanied minors had been given accommodation in containers near the Jungle.

Our correspondent says the figures are hard to get a grip of. The 4,000 migrants may be accounted for, he says, but the camp had an estimated 6,000-8,000 residents and it is possible a large number have disappeared – either to squat or sleep rough around Calais or go to other towns of their own accord.

The fear is they will return to set up camp again once the clearance is over.

More than 1,200 police officers have been deployed for the clearance operation in Calais.

The French interior ministry said officers “might be forced to intervene” if there was unrest during the demolition.


What is the Jungle?

  • The Jungle camp is near the port of Calais and close to the 31-mile Channel Tunnel
  • Officially about 7,000 migrants live in the camp. The Help Refugees agency said the final population ahead of its demolition was 8,143
  • The camp was halved in area earlier this year but the population continued to rise, and reports of violence have increased
  • Many migrants attempt to hide themselves in cargo vehicles entering the Channel Tunnel
  • The area has been hit by protests from both locals and truck operators

Last year more than one million migrants – many fleeing the civil war in Syria – arrived in Europe. Countries struggled to cope and division arose in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people.

An EU-Turkey pact to try to stop migrants crossing to Greece and moves by Balkan nations to close their borders have driven down the number of people using the so-called eastern Mediterranean route.

However, migrants from African countries such as Eritrea and Somalia as well as West African nations such as Nigeria and the Gambia are continuing to attempt the crossing from Libya to Italy.

A note on terminology: The BBC uses the term migrant to refer to all people on the move who have yet to complete the legal process of claiming asylum. This group includes people fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria, who are likely to be granted refugee status, as well as people who are seeking jobs and better lives, who governments are likely to rule are economic migrants.

Source: Calais ‘Jungle’: Fires rage across migrant camp – BBC News