Friday, 31 October 2014

EU NAVFOR Operation Atlanta - Latest Headlines

EU Naval Force Warship ESPS Navarra conducts Friendly Approach in the Gulf of Aden and carries out maintenance on its embarked helicopter
Recently, whilst conducting counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden in an area with a large number of fishing vessels, EU Naval Force Warship ESPS Navarra conducted a friendly approach on a dhow.

EU Force Commander meets Senior Omani Officers and meets the Force Commanders of the NATO and CMF Counter-Piracy missions during visit to Muscat
On 28 September, EU Naval Force Flagship ITS Andrea Doria arrived in Port Sultan Qaboos, Muscat, Oman for a busy 4 day port visit.

EU Naval Force Warships FGS Berlin and HNLMS Van Speijk conduct successful escort of World Food Programme Ship
One of the core tasks of EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta is the protection of World Food Programme (WFP) vessels delivering aid to Somalia. This particular escort of a WFP chartered vessel was conducted by two EU NAVFOR Warships the FGS Berlin and the HNLMS Van Speijk over a period of eight days.

EU Naval Force Operation Commander Strengthens Ties with Regional Partners in Fight Against Piracy
Having taken Operation Command of the EU Naval Force at the end of August, a priority for Major General Martin Smith MBE was to visit the Horn of Africa and the east African region to strengthen ties with the EU’s partners and highlight EU Naval Force’s commitment in the fight against Somali piracy.

Serbian Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment Ensures Protection of World Food Programme Ship
Since 21 September an EU Naval Force Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD) from Serbia has been embarked onboard the World Food Programme (WFP) chartered vessel MV Douro and will remain so for the next three months.

FGS Berlin completes her last Replenishment at Sea before ending her deployment as part of EU Naval Force
On 5 October, EU Naval Force Warship, FGS Berlin conducted her twenty-first and final Replenishment at Sea (RAS) as part of EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta with the EU Naval Force Flagship ITS Andrea Doria.

German Frigate FGS Lübeck joins EU Naval Force
In the early hours of the morning on 6 October the German Bremen Class Frigate FGS Lübeck joined EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta. She relieved the German Joint Support Ship FGS Berlin following a few days of handover in the port of Djibouti.

Indonesian Military Delegation visit EU Naval Force Operational Headquarters
On Tuesday 14 October a delegation of senior officers from the Indonesian Defence Forces visited the EU Naval Force Operational Headquarters (OHQ) in Northwood.

EU Naval Force Warship HNLMS Van Speijk Assists EUCAP Nestor with Training of Somali Students in Djibouti
During her recent port visit to Djibouti to replenish food and spare parts, Dutch frigate HNLMS Van Speijk, took the opportunity to assist EUCAP Nestor in delivering practical training for Somali students who are currently completing a port control course.

EU Naval Force Flagship ITS Andrea Doria Conducts Counter-Piracy Exercise with Japanese Warship JS Takanami in the Gulf of Aden
On Thursday 16th October 2014 the European Union Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria and Japanese Navy warship, JS Takanami, which is currently deployed with Combined Maritime Force CTF151, carried out a counter-piracy exercise at sea in the Gulf of Aden.

Spanish Ambassador to The Seychelles Visits EU Naval Force Warship ESPS Navarra in Port Victoria
After two and a half month since she joined the EU Naval Force, ESPS Navarra has paid a visit to Port Victoria in the Seychelles.

Counter-Piracy Warships from EU Naval Force and NATO Meet at Sea in the Gulf of Aden and ESPS Navarra Strengthens Relationships with Local Seafarers
On Saturday 18 October sailors from EU Naval Force Spanish frigate, ESPS Navarra, embarked in the Danish frigate HDMS Esbern Snare.  The Danish frigate is part of NATO’s counter-piracy operation, Ocean Shield.

EU Naval Force Warship ESPS Navarra Welcomes Spanish Ambassador to Tanzania On Board During Port Visit to Dar Es Salaam and Provides Training to Tanzanian Navy
After completing counter-piracy patrols in the Indian Ocean, EU Naval force frigate, ESPS Navarra, entered the port of Dar Es Salaam to re-supply the ship.

EU Naval Force Warship HNLMS Van Speijk Hosts Students of the East African Standby Forces of the African Union
On Thursday 23 October HNLMS van Speijk hosted a group of sixteen students from the East African Standby Forces (EASF) of the African Union.

EU Naval Force Flagship ITS Andrea Doria Visits Dubai in Support of UAE Counter-Piracy Week
The flagship of the EU Naval Force, ITS Andrea Doria, is visiting Dubai in support of the UAE Counter-Piracy Week.
EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia - Operation Atalanta is part of the EU's comprehensive approach to tackle symptoms and root causes of piracy off the coast of Somalia and the EU Strategic Framework for the Horn of Africa adopted in November 2011.

EU NAVFOR conducts anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia and the Indian Ocean and is responsible for the protection of World Food Programme (WFP) shipping carrying humanitarian aid to the people of Somalia and Horn of Africa as well as the logistic shippings supporting the African Union troops conducting Peace Support Operations in Somalia (AMISOM). Additionally, Operation Atalanta contributes to the monitoring of fishing activity off the coast of Somalia.

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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Turkey and ISIS relations reality check

 Turkish soldiers talking with ISIS over the fence

Below the video text in Arab that came along with the video translated to English on Google:

Thanks for the Arabic news to Haim B

Sunday, 26 October 2014

US: Anti-Israel pop-up restaurant receives funding from John Kerry’s wife’s foundation

A food cart that hands out anti-Israel propaganda with each of its sandwiches has received funding from a foundation run by Secretary of State John Kerry’s multi millionaire wife.

Conflict Kitchen, a pop-up restaurant located at the intersection of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.

It seeks to use food to educate locals and college students about countries that are allegedly in conflict with the United States.
Forgetting to inform about the bad they do to others be it honour killings and
Hanging of women for protecting them self's against rape (see link below)
Palestinian justice is nothing bit lynch justice at best and is also brought to the
US. See the young man (below)why was he not invited to the opening of the pop-up restaurant so it could function as a pop-up reality!

It recently began serving Palestinian food wrapped in leaflets that include quotes from Palestinians defending terrorism and opposing the existence of Israel.The statements on the wrappers were taken from interviews with Palestinians. They are published without quotation marks and do not appear to be edited for accuracy.

Another section of the wrapper refers to the creation of Israel as “an intentional and ongoing offensive.” It also alleges that Israel deliberately blocks Palestinians from obtaining drinking water, opposes non-Jews from becoming citizens, and has assassinated or imprisoned all of the non-corrupt Palestinian leaders.

According to the wrapper, Conflict Kitchen is supported in part by the Heinz Endowment, which is chaired by Kerry’s wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry.

A spokesman for the Heinz Endowment told the Washington Free Beacon that it gave Conflict Kitchen a $50,000 grant last April to support its relocation to another site in Pittsburgh.

He declined to say whether the Heinz Endowment would continue to support the group in the future, but added that, “the opinions of Conflict Kitchen do not represent those of the Heinz Endowment.”

As secretary of state, John Kerry has devoted much of his time to pushing Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, but has made little progress. In addition to blaming the rise of the Islamic State on the lack of a peace deal last week, Kerry also claimed earlier this year that Israel could become an “apartheid state” if it doesn’t reach an agreement.

The Conflict Kitchen’s wrapper—as well as two recent events it held with anti-Israel activists—is drawing criticism from the local pro-Israel community.

One event featured Laila El-Haddad, a Palestinian activist who supports a one-state solution and the boycott campaign against Israel.

A second event featured University of Pittsburgh professor Ken Boas, a board member of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions-USA, who reportedly compared Israel to South Africa under apartheid and called on the audience to support a boycott of Israel.

Gregg Roman, community relations director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, said that Conflict Kitchen organizers have declined to include speakers who are supportive of Israel at the events.
Roman says his request was rejected by Conflict Kitchen’s co-director, Jon Rubin, who is an associate professor in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University.

This is utterly racist and not any better than the South African Apartheid then what ?
And most certainly does not show that Palestinians are victims of racism but rather the fact that where ever they go the create such! Now even in the US.

Iran and Palestinian laws are hardly any  good examples of human rights and gender equality 
that it would take me a full page to write all the wrongs including the woman who was 
executed today in Iran for protecting here self from rape.

Previously, Conflict Kitchen served Iranian food along with leaflets that included quotes that claimed a nuclear Iran would not be a threat and that the United States would profit from any military intervention.
“Iran should equally have the right to develop nuclear weapons,” said one quote on wrapper.

“In general, Iranian people have no issues with the Jews,” said another quote. “What Iranians resent is the creation of the state of Israel because of the disaster that it created for millions of Palestinians. To this day, Israel refuses to recognize the United Nation’s resolutions for Israel to leave the occupied lands.”

The Heinz Endowment was not listed as a supporter of Conflict Kitchen on the Iranian food wrapper.According to Conflict Kitchen’s Palestinian leaflets, it also receives funding from the Sprout Fund, the Benter Foundation, and the Studio for Creative Inquiry. 

The Benter Foundation is run by horse-racing tycoon and Democracy Alliance member Bill Benter, who was revealed to be a major funder of liberal Middle East lobbying group J Street in 2010.

There is a reason why US has conflicts with nations that practice honour killings and give no rights for other philosophies no matter if religious or political the nations are not multi cultural or have equal rights on any matter at all ......

Is Mrs kerry out of her mind to even remotely think that a sound mind 
would give up western culture of tolerance for some fried camel kebab ?

SDR has a very strong feeling for gender rights and almost all nations
that this Pop-up travesty is wanting us to understand do kill and torture
women at the worst of forms possible...

Just to leave this matter with a feeling of at least trying to save sanity 
of the family Kerry and friends. Here are some links that show
there truth in the media right now .


Women's Rights : International Campaign for Human Rights ...

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center - Iran urged to stop infringements on the independence of the legal profession by global lawyers’ body

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center - Apostasy in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Palestinians: Keep Religion on ID Cards - Gatestone Institute

Upsurge in Palestinian 'honour killings' - Al Jazeera

Gender Equality in Palestinian Authority | Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI)

Friday, 24 October 2014

Ambassador ret. Yoram Ettinger: Secretary Kerry, on words one does not pay customs!

An Arab colloquialism, frequently employed by Arab policy-makers in order to mislead foreign movers and shakers (including American Secretaries of State) suggests that "on words one does not pay customs."

For instance, on October 16, 2014, Secretary of State John Kerry stated: "I was just in Cairo, where a terrific $5.4bn was raised in order to help rebuild Gaza."  In fact, $5.4bn was not raised; it was verbally pledged against the backdrop of a litany of unfulfilled Arab pledges to help the PLO, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.  

While Secretary Kerry assumes that Arab leaders walk-the-talk when it comes to the Palestinian issue, a July, 2014 study by the Congressional Research Service states: "Routinely, [Arabs] make generous pledges of aid to the Palestinians, but at times fulfill them only in part and after significant delay…. According to Reuters, 'a high of $1.8bn in foreign aid from Arab countries in 2008 plunged to $600mn in 2012, with Gulf countries scaling back their giving…."  The study indicates that since 2008, the US foreign aid to the Palestinians has averaged $400mn annually, more than the oil-rich Saudi Arabia ($260mn in 2013, $100mn in 2012 and $180mn in 2011), the United Arab Emirates ($50mn in 2013) and Kuwait ($50mn in 2013). 

The Qatari Al Jazeera reported that "Palestinian officials are skeptical of Arab aid pledges, as few Arab countries carried through on promises last year…. "

On December 26, 2012, Nabil Elaraby, the Secretary General of the Arab League, divulged that "Arab countries pledged a $100mn monthly safety net to the Palestinian Authority at the March, 2012 Baghdad Arab Summit, but none of it has been realized yet."

According to the official site of the US Department of State, Secretary Kerry stated at the October 16, 2014 Department of State reception in honor of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday: "As I went around and met with people in the course of our discussions about the ISIL coalition, there was not an [Arab] leader I met who did not raise with me, spontaneously, the need to try to get peace between Israel and the Palestinians, because it was a cause of recruitment and of street anger and agitation that they felt they had to respond to.  And, people need to understand the connection of that…."

Professor Efraim Karsh, the founding Head of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies Center at King's College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar Ilan University, highlights - in a July 2014 publication, "The Myth of Palestinian Centrality" - the wide gap between the lavish Arab talk and the scant Arab walk when it comes to the Palestinian issue.

While Secretary Kerry assumes that the Palestinian issue is a crown jewel of Arab policy making and the crux of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Prof. Karsh writes: "pan-Arabism does not consider the Palestinians a distinct people deserving statehood, but rather an integral part of a wider Arab framework…. In the words of Hamas leader, Mahmud Zahar, 'In the past there was no independent Palestinian state….' The 1948 pan-Arab invasion of Israel was more of a classic imperialist scramble for territory, than a fight for Palestinian national rights. The first Secretary General of the Arab league, Abdel Rahman Azzam, admitted that Transjordan 'was to swallow up the central hill regions of Palestine; the Egyptians would get the Negev; the Galilee would go to Syria….'"

In fact, the 1948/9 war was not fought by Arab countries because of – or for – the Palestinians.  Therefore, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt and Syria occupied Judea, Samaria, Gaza and parts of the Golan Heights, but did not transfer it to the Palestinians. Moreover, none of the Arab wars against Israel (1948/9, 1956, 1967, 1069/70, 1973) was conducted on behalf of Palestinians.  And, Arabs never flexed any military muscle during Israel's wars against Palestinian terrorism (1982/3, 1988-91, 2000-2003, February 2008, December 2008, March 2012, October 2012 and July 2014). Arabs have always showered Palestinians with rhetoric, but never with resources.  Why?

Since the 1950s and 1966, when Mahmud Abbas and Arafat fled Egypt and Syria due to subversion and terrorism, Arab leaders have perceived Palestinians as a source of violent unrest. Prof. Karsh notes that the PLO has a treacherous track record, stabbing its Arab hosts in the back, triggering ferocious civil wars and causing the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in Jordan (1970), Lebanon (1970-1976, 1983, 2007), Kuwait (1991), Iraq (2003) and currently in Syria. No Arab country came to the rescue of those Palestinians.

Irrespective of the Arab talk, the roots of the anger and agitation on the tectonic Arab Street are 1,400 year old; unrelated to the 66 year old Israel and its policies. 
Regardless of the Arab talk, the cause of recruitment to – and the vision of - ISIS are derivatives of the 7th century birth of Islam; not of the 21st century Palestinian issue.
Notwithstanding the Arab talk, the failure to consolidate an effective coalition against ISIS reflects the fourteen century old violent, unpredictable, fragmented, anti-Western nature of the hate-education-based Arab World; not Israel's determination to sustain secure boundaries in the most violently treacherous neighborhood in the world, the Middle East.

Secretary Kerry should avoid repeating the critical error committed by Senator Kerry, who allowed the Hafiz and Bashar Assad talk to cloud their walk, convincing himself that the ruthless Syrian dictators were constructive and peaceful leaders, worthy of Israel's trust and Israel's giveaway of the Golan Heights.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Canada: Parliament attacker was an Islamist

Canada's prime minister has insisted his country will not be intimidated, after a gunman rampaged through parliament before being shot dead by Sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers, 58.

Not much has been said by the Canadian authorities and even many western media have been trying to hide that fact that “once again we have been attacked by islamists in a western capital.

That the Canadians have left the possibility open just like there might have been many shooters…. But quite frankly the result and damage would have been an other if that would be the case. 

SDR assumes that there was only one shooter who is now dead. The gunman, named as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, shot and killed a soldier Corporal Nathan Cirillo,  as he stood guard at the National War Memorial outside the Canadian Parliament at an Ottawa war memorial before entering parliament. There has also been reports of several people wounded.

Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, was born in Quebec as Michael Joseph Hall but recently converted to Islam, CBS reported. He had apparently been designated a high-risk traveller and had his passport taken away because of suspected jihadist sympathies.  A Twitter user by the name Military studies at armed research  posted an image purporting to show Zehaf-Bibeau said it had come from an IS-linked account….

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau had a police record for petty crime, including possession of drugs and robbery. In his evening address, Mr Harper described him as a terrorist, failing to name him properly as a Islamist Terrorist.

"In the days to come we will learn more about the terrorist and any accomplices he may have had," Mr Harper said.

For now we know that both attackers this week in Canada where converts to Islam. An that Probably the incidents where endemic.
Leaving recruiters of these converts still free at large .....

Islamist attacks in Canada
  • 2006 - In the 2006 Ontario terrorism plot, Canadian counter-terrorism forces arrested 18 terrorists (dubbed the "Toronto 18") inspired by al-Qaeda. They were accused of planning to detonate truck bombs, to open fire in a crowded area, and to storm the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, the Canadian Parliament building, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) headquarters, and the parliamentary Peace Tower, to take hostages and to behead the Prime Minister and other leaders.

  • 2013 - The head of Canada’s spy service Richard Fadden has told Parliament that the fragmenting of al-Qaeda has made him more “worried” about terrorist attacks in Canada. He warned that Canadians are involved in every al-Qaeda affiliate group and that these groups have mentioned Canada as a possible target.

  • 2013 - Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser of Montreal and Toronto, respectively, charged as part of an alleged Al Qaeda plot to derail a New York to Toronto train on the Canadian side of the border. Alleged plot was not imminent. Canadian Muslims helped to foil the alleged plot.The suspects said they were arrested based on their appearance. 

  • July 1, 2013 - Canada Day participants at the Parliament of British Columbia were targets of an alleged plot by Surrey residents John Stewart Nuttall, 38, and Amanda Korody, 29, to plant pressure-cooker bombs as inspired by al-Qaida. Investigation by RCMP and CSIS prevented implementation of the plot.

  • 2014 - Misbahuddin Ahmed of Ottawa, arrested August 2010, convicted July 2014 of knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity and participation in the activities of a terrorist group. 

  • 2014 - Martin Couture-Rouleau runs over and kills one soldier and fatally injures another in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu on October 20th.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Canada: Shots fired Canada parliament

Just after Canada has raised its terror threat level from low to medium……

Several shots have been fired inside and outside the nation's parliament in Ottawa, leaving one soldier wounded.

A gunman fired at the National War Memorial and then ran into parliament nearby, continuing the attack. Canadian broadcaster CBC and several MPs report that one gunman has been killed but that is unconfirmed.

The incident came hours after Canada raised its terror threat level following a fatal hit-and-run attack on two soldiers earlier in the week. "Shots fired at War Memorial at 9:52am today; one person injured," Ottawa Police tweeted on Wednesday as a witness reported seeing authorities search from room to room for the suspect.
Police have told those in the vicinity to stay away from windows and roofs as they search for additional suspects.

One gunman - said to be carrying a rifle - fired on soldiers guarding Canada's main war memorial and then ran into the parliament. "The indications are there is more than one gunman. There may be several," Canadian MP Marc Garneau told the BBC, adding he and fellow politicians were evacuated from the area.

Earlier, Ottawa Police told the media there could be more than one shooter. The nearby University of Ottawa has been placed on lockdown, as well as all local police buildings. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Stephen Harper "is safe and has left Parliament Hill", his director of communications wrote on Twitter.

Senior government member Tony Clement said on Twitter shots were fired near an in-progress cabinet meeting in parliament. A government official earlier said the raised threat level was in response to an increase in online "general chatter" from radical groups including Islamic State and al-Qaeda.

Ministry spokesman Jean-Christophe de Le Rue said on Tuesday that the increased level "means that intelligence has indicated that an individual or group within Canada or abroad has the intent and capability to commit an act of terrorism". On Tuesday a Muslim convert was killed by Quebec police after deliberately hitting two soldiers in his car, killing one and injuring another.

A minister said it was a "terrible act of violence against our country".
Earlier this month, Canada announced plans to join the US-led campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq.

Dr. Mordechai Kedar: 'Islamic State' Should Cause No Surprise

For the past several months, the entire world has been busy writing and talking about the "Islamic State" or the "caliphate nation", as if this phenomenon poses a totally new threat whose cruelty and rapid advance has never been seen before.

Without doubt, the cruel behavior of the organization's adherents, expressed for the most part by beheadings, massacres, the starving of non-Muslims to death and the sale of their wives on the open market gives rise to revulsion, fear and feelings of horror in the Middle East and beyond. The rapidity with which the IS fighters have wrested control of large areas has caused widespread panic as well.

The West is amazed by this phenomenon, mainly because it avers that there has never been anything like it in the annals of mankind.

The "Islamic State" is the unfortunate result of the "Arab Spring" that broke out in late 2010 and that was described in glowing terms by so many media analysts and experts as the start of a democratic chapter in Arab history, one eagerly awaited by the entire world. What the world got instead is a horrendous disappointment - murder, terror, the trampling of human rights and a real threat to minorities such as Christians, Yazidis and Shiites.
The international community is surprised, frightened and shocked, but actually, there is no reason for surprise. Anyone who has studied the story of Islam with any degree of seriousness and read the original Arabic Islamic  sources realizes that what is going in Syria and Iraq is nothing but another link in a long chain of massacres and butchery that have always accompanied Islam, starting with the period of Mohammed.

In the year 626 C.E., under Mohammed's command, the Muslims butchered the Jews of Medina, the Banu Quraydha, most horribly. In 627 the Jews of Khaybar village suffered the same fate.  In 629 the Banu Nadir Jews were slaughtered. The elimination of the tribe called Banu Qaynuga completed the first ethnic cleansing of the Arabian peninsula, except for Yemen, where Jews have managed to survivor up to the present day.

After Mohammad's death, the two caliphs, Abu Bakr and Omar fought a bloody war against the tribes that had abandoned Islam after Mohammed's demise, forcing them to return to the faith and slaughtering many of them. The spread of Islam to the countries of the Middle East was marked by terrible massacres, with hundreds of thousands of people butchered for not converting to the "religion of peace".

A short and abridged list of massacres that riddle the history of Islam would include: 712, in Samarkand (now Uzbekistan) and Sind (now Pakistan); 739 and 750, in Egypt; 806, in the city of Byzantine; 838, 934, 935 in Greece; 862, in Spain; 878, in Syracuse (Sicily); 903, in Salonika; 940, 1049, in Armenia; 1011,1013,1019, 1026, in India; 1066, in Granada (Spain); 1159, in Tunisia; 1193, in India; 1268, in Syria; 1275,1276, in Egypt; 1381, in Asfahan (Iran); in many Persian cities up to the year 1400; 1453, in Constantinople.

And this is but a partial list.
As we get closer to the modern period, we have the massacre of the Sikhs in 1826; in Sudan, in 1852; the blood libel and pogrom in Damascus, 1840; a massacre of Christians in Damascus, 1860; in Bulgaria 1875-76; the massacre of the Jews of Fez, Morocco in 1912;  the Christian Armenian genocide in Turkey 1915; the massacre of the Jews of Hevron, 1929; the pogrom in Bagdad (the Farhud) of 1941; the murder of the defenders of Gush Etzion taken prisoner by the Arab Legion, 1948; the massacre of the Palestinians in Jordan (Black September), 1970; the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-1988 with a million victims; the civil war I Algeria 1992-1998; the massacre of 2 million Christians and Animists in southern Sudan during the second half of the 20th century; massacres in Darfur throughout the first decade of the 21st century.

On September 11, 2001, a massacre occurred in New York, Washington DC and Pennsylvania; in 2004, there was a murderous attack in the Madrid metro; in London on July 7, 2005; US soldiers were massacred at the Fort Hood army base in 2009; Syrians are being butchered since March 2011; the same is happening in Libya since the start of 2011 along with many other acts of slaughter and mass murder that have filled Islamic history from its first appearance in the world up to today.

That is why there is no reason, from an historic viewpoint, to be surprised by the massacres that the Islamic State is carrying out against the unfortunates living in the areas it has overrun.

Massacres are intended to paralyze the enemy, plant fear in the hearts of its soldiers and make them flee for their lives. That is what happened to the Iraqi forces that were supposed to have guarded Mosul. Photographing and distributing pictures of severed heads from all the places where the Islamic state has already beheaded its opponents is meant to create panic that will cause enemy soldiers to flee before the arrival of the Islamic state's forces. The Koran (chap. 8 v.60) commands believers "and prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know [but] whom Allah knows."

The Muslim Brotherhood Organizations
The Turkish ruler Attaturk (Mustafa Khamal) abolished the Caliphate in 1924 in order to bring Turkey closer to European-style modernity. The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) was founded in 1928 as a reaction to this ambition and set as its goals the driving out of foreign powers, including the British, French and other European countries, along with the foreign culture they brought that had infiltrated and "defiled" Muslim society. The MB's ultimate goal was the imposition of Sharia law wherever possible.

The MB's credo is "Allah is our goal, the Quran our constitution, our path is that of jihad and our highest aspiration is to die for Allah". The MB's coat-of-arms includes the organization's name and one additional phrase "and be ready" that is found at the beginning of the Quranic verse quoted above. It also displays two swords that symbolize the organization's militant mission. It is odd, to say the least, that even now, there are those in the West who consider the MB a social welfare organization, ignoring the logo and slogans that attest to its violent and jihadist character.

It follows that the MB's goal is the unity of all Islamic nations under the wings of Islamic Sharia and the return of the Caliphate. The MB has spawned many organizations: in Egypt – the Jihad, Al-Takfir wa al-Hijra; Al-Nagoun min al-Nar; among the Palestinians – Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Islamic Army and People's Army; in Tunisia – al-Nahda; in many countries – Al Qaeda; in Nigeria – Boko Haram; in the Philippines – Abu Sayyaf; in Indonesia – al Jamaa al Islamiya; in Syria - Jabhat al Nusra; in Israel – the Islamic Movement; in Europe and America – hundreds of organizations and commercial companies that branched out from the MB; in Iraq- the "Islamic State", originally ISIS, that has spread to Syria and recently erased the words Iraq and Syria from its name (to become IS) in order to present itself as the ruler of all Islamic nations as a prelude to ruling the world. IS has already appointed a Caliph, Abu Bakr al Bagdadi, as ruler of the Islamic Nation.

The words inscribed in ancient Arabic script (similar to the script used by Islam in the 7th century) on the Islamic State's black flag, are known in Islam as the Shahada, and translate to "There is no god but Allah, Mohammed is the messenger of Allah." The words "Mohammed is the messenger of Allah" are written in a circle to resemble the ring that tradition states was on Mohammed's finger. The words are arranged from bottom to top so that the name Mohammed is under the word Allah.

Other Islamic Terror States
The "Islamic State" that arose on the ruins of Syria and Iraq is not the first terrorist Islamic state in the modern era. The "Islamic Republic of Iran" that succeeded the Shah after the Khomeini uprising of 1978-79 was, to all intents and purposes, a terror state. In its first years, the republic's kangaroo courts sentenced to death tens of thousands of Iranians who were identified with the deposed Shah's regime. Iran funds, trains and arms many terror organizations, with Hezbollah and Hamas heading the list.

The Taliban State that took control of Afghanistan in 1996 as a result of the jihadists' success in driving out the USSR forces was also a terrorist regime. The Taliban murdered anyone who did not toe the line and obey its radical commands and hosted the al Qaeda terror organization, allowing it to grow, flourish and sow death in every corner of the world.

Meanwhile other terror "states" appeared: Gaza, from the time the Hamas terror organization gained control, became a source of terror aimed at Israel, using rockets and tunnels.

Egypt, too, suffered from Hamas terror; Hamas terrorists were among the founders of another "terror state" that is located in the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt has proof that Hamas terrorists took part in terrorist attacks in Egypt proper, west of the Suez Canal. The Sinai terror state is responsible for the deaths of many members of Egyptian security forces.

In disintegrating Libya, there are several terrorist enclaves, one of which murdered US Ambassador Christopher Stevens, in September 2012, along with some of his guards. Islamic terror groups are present in several African countries, such as Somalia, Mali and Nigeria, sowing death in their wake.
That is why the Islamic State that arose over the last few months on the ruins of Syria and Iraq should not surprise anyone, as the last few decades have witnessed the formation of quite a few of them and their modus operandi have characterized Islamic history for close to 1400 years.

The world will probably do nothing against the newest terror state, just as it has done precious little to deal effectively and successfully with the previous ones. The fall of the Taliban did not solve any of the basic problems of Afhganistan, neither did the French intervention in Mali have lasting effect, nor did the Ethiopian attempts in Somalia.

To summarize, let us say that the world will have to accustom itself to the existence of an increasing number of radical Islamic states who aim to get their hands on weapons of mass destruction. Today it is Iran, tomorrow it may be any of the other terror states. The world must develop a coping strategy for dealing with these states, and it must alter the laws of war to fit the terrorist reality that is on the ascendance in many parts of the world. That includes Gaza. 
It is impossible to deal effectively with entities of this type while soldiers' hands are constrained by legal handcuffs created in the aftermath of World Wars I and II.

For the sake of fairness, let us mention that Nazi Germany and Stalin's USSR were terror states as well, while mass murders were part and parcel of European and  American history for centuries. North Korea is a terror state to all intents and purposes, certainly internally. The Khmer Rouge of Cambodia and Mao Tse Tung's regime were soaked in the blood of their citizens.
The world suffered, bled and went on to a new era, one in which terror states act with total freedom while the world stands paralyzed and immobile.
Free people of the world – awake!!

(Originally Written for Arutz Sheva, translated from the Hebrew by Rochel Sylvetsky)

Reality Check Finland: The poor reaching nearly one million!

One million unemployed out of 5.439 Million inhabitants (2013) 
Sources Yle

Only highly educated middle-class citizens and labourers are safe in Finnish society, according to sociology professor Juho Saari. Depression and loneliness caused by unemployment are up in Finland, and the poor are not treated well, the professor says.

Professor Juho Saari of the University of Eastern Finland says that about 800,000 Finns are currently suffering from temporary or short-term unemployment. The term refers to people whose income has fallen below poverty levels due to temporary constraints such as studies or brief bouts of unemployment.

The group of long-term unemployed currently numbers at 100,000 people. Homeless people and breadline customers are counted among long-term jobless. According to the generally accepted definition, people living below the poverty line have to survive on less than 60 percent of the median Finnish income. This means that in 2009, for instance, anyone earning less than 1080 euros a month was poor by definition.

“More than 20,000 Finns are fed weekly by breadline food,” Saari says.
Finnish employment figures are looking bleak, with no new jobs or economic upswings on the horizon. The unemployment rate in the south-central city of Lahti stood at 18.7 percent in July, currently the highest among large cities.

Long-term unemployment and the resulting poverty cause numerous problems in society. For many, the financial want is often short-term, and may not lead to health or welfare issues.
Long jobless periods cause despair
A Lahti woman, who wants to remain anonymous for fear of being branded as jobless, says she spent 500 days unemployed. She filled in countless applications and did in fact receive some job interview calls. On many occasions, job acquisition came very close.
The 50-something woman thought of herself as unemployable. She didn’t suffer from outright poverty thanks to a working husband. Since then, she has secured a new job, but says her time between jobs was mentally exhausting, with little or no opportunities for hobbies.
“They were lonely days,” she recalls. “A person pines for a certain kind of rhythm in their life. Housework only carries one so far.”
The woman’s close acquaintances include a number of long-term unemployed, some of them single parents. She says she is amazed at how people are able to support themselves and their families when times turn dire.
“I respect anyone who is able to raise a family in the face of this kind of financial struggle,” she says. “Many of my friends have lost hope of ever rejoining working life. Their poverty has paralysed them.”
Many people privy to the private lives of the long-term unemployed deny claims of Finland’s current basic social security making people passive.
”I get angry when I hear claims like these,” the woman says. “I’d say that an overwhelming majority of people want to work and apply for jobs incessantly. It would be a horror if social security measures were downsized in any way.”

Breadlines may soon proliferate with current policies
Professor Saari says that central to the phenomenon of sliding into poverty is the question of whether the situation persists and whether peoples’ meagre incomes can sustain their expenses in the long run.

”If they cannot, we are looking at a land of breadlines,” Saari warns.
The side effects of being underprivileged and poor are the burden of people living in long-term financial duress especially, or those who are the worst off. Indebtedness, homelessness and substance abuse go hand in hand with long-term suffering.

”Poverty comes with mental health problems, the crumbling of social networks and loneliness,” Saari continues. “It’s a general state of the wearing away of the most basic things that hold us together.”
People spending lives of long-term poverty often take on the identity of the destitute, the professor says. Even if such a person is a matriarch or a grandfather, labels like these no longer stick.
The policies of growth and employment endorsed by Finnish politics, as described by Saari, are not in place for the well being of the underprivileged.

”It’s great policy, if you happen to be highly educated or middle-class,” he says. “And physical labourers are still somewhat protected by the trends in Finnish politics.”
”But those who have fallen outside of the job market are simply not taken care of by the current system,” Saari goes on, referring to the high poverty rates among the elderly. “Your run-of-the-mill pensioner has not seen the kind of improvement they should, and could.”
Saari describes Finland as a socioeconomically charged class society. The gaps between different extremes have continued to broaden, he says.

“Those in the direst of straits have become veritable aliens in our midst,” Saari says.

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