Islamic State: “Allah willing, we will continue to fight against the Israelis and their allies”

We will not give up on one span of Palestine

In a new video that is here (for the time being), the Islamic State contradicts the oft-repeated claim that the Islamic State has no interest in the “Palestinian” jihad — see, for example, Jay Michaelson, who claimed in the Jewish Daily Forward that “the Islamic State is a Salafist jihadist/fundamentalist movement that regards Hamas as impure and the Israel/Palestinian conflict as largely irrelevant.” In this video, the Islamic State makes it abundantly clear that the “Palestinian” jihad is extremely important to it. And as always, the jihadis ground and justify their actions in Islam, boasting that they will destroy kufr (unbelief) and the unbelievers (kuffar).

Here are some stills from the video, which is unlikely to be up long:

As long as there's a truthful MuslimWe will not give up on one span of PalestineAgainst the Israelis and their alliesWe will crush the Kufr and the KuffartosupportIslamToday the Kuffr become fearfulForgotten the path of the prophet A Harbinger of doom for the Kuffar


Only Muslim Schoolchildren Lives Matter?


Earlier we looked at “how Western mainstream media enable Islamic terrorism,” specifically by employing an arsenal of semantic games, key phrases, convenient omissions, and moral relativism to portray such violence as a product of anything and everything—political and historical grievances, “Islamophobia,” individual insanity, poverty and ignorance, territorial disputes—not Islam.

Another strategy that recently came to the fore consists of highlighting Islamic terror attacks that target other Muslims.  The logic here is clear:  How “Islamic” can such Islamic groups be if they attack and kill fellow Muslims?  In other words, whatever the motivation, it surely cannot be Islam, since those being killed are themselves Muslims.   This suggests that the terrorists themselves cannot be true Muslims since Muslims are generally forbidden by Islam to kill other Muslims (caveats exist).

A recent example of this is the December 16 Taliban attack on an army public school in Peshawar, where 145 people were killed, the majority being schoolchildren age 18 and under.   This incident was reported all over the mainstream media, and rightfully so.

Yet this begs the question: why do similar attacks, when directed at non-Muslims—especially Christians—rarely if ever get the same sort of media coverage?

For example, in Nigeria on November 10,

A suicide bomb attack in a Christian secondary school in the town of Potiskum in Yobe state, north-eastern Nigeria, has killed at least 47 people on Monday as the students gathered for morning assembly. Boko Haram is thought to be behind the blast, having carried out several attacks on schools giving a Western-style education. Translated from Hausa, Boko Haram means “Western education is forbidden” of which this latest school attack is a stark reminder.

Earlier in the year in Nigeria “Boko Haram claimed the lives of 59 students at a Christian school …  Some 50 men ambushed the school, then beat and shot staff and students. Once finished, they set fire to the buildings, with many students still inside. It’s the fourth attack of its kind since May of last year.”

On October 1 in Syria, at least 41 Alawite children—all under 12—were killed:

The massacre was one of the most severe in terms of children who died since the beginning of the conflict in Syria. According to official Syrian sources, a car bomb and a suicide bomber caused two explosions when the children came out of school, in the suburb of Akrameh inhabited mainly by Alawites, with the targeted intention to cause the highest number possible of deaths among children of the same religious community to which the Assad family belong.

Here is the testimony of an eyewitness to another Islamic attack on a Christian school in Syria, where 12 people—mostly children—were killed:

I want to tell you about Tuesday. It was a terrible day. We cried and prayed all day. Tuesday they were bombing Bab Touma, the old city of Damascus. A lot of Christians live there. There is also a Christian school—a private one. We know a lot of people in that school. Some children from our area also go to school there. When those kids went to school on Tuesday, gathered at the square like they always do, a mortar fell in their midst. Some friends passed by the school and saw that parents and teachers were carrying their wounded children out of the school, dripping with blood. They saw them running to the hospitals in panic. For me, as a mother and a teacher, I can hardly bear to imagine what these people must be going through right now.  Twelve people lost their lives in that school, most of them children from the elementary school. Many more of them have lost arms and legs or have other injuries.

As for Islamic attacks on Christian schools that do not lead to casualties, these are quite common.  Thus, on November 5 in Bangladesh, hundreds of Muslims, some armed with knives and machetes, attacked a Christian school.  They torched its library, burned Bibles and hymnals, and committed other wanton acts of violence.  According to a source, “A wave of panic swept through the school and traumatized everyone. Many students became sick in the following days.”  The reason for this particular attack?  Muslim projection: a rumor started that the Christian school was converting Muslim students to Christianity.

How many of those Western people who could not help but hear about the Peshawar attack—considering its widespread coverage—also heard about these Islamic attacks on schools some of which also took large numbers of children lives?  Not very many, I would wager.

The reason, again, is obvious: reporting Muslims killing Muslims does not contradict the mainstream media’s narrative but ostensibly enforces it.  For—so the simple logic goes—Muslims who kill fellow Muslims cannot be “real” Muslims to start with, and must in fact be, as Western politicians habitually characterize them, mere “criminals.”

Thus, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan issued astatementcondemning the Peshawar attack, adding, “The barbaric actions of the Taliban illustrate their lack of value for human life and lack of respect for the Islamic faith. These attacks only prove their selfish desire for power and willingness to murder to reach their self-serving goals.”

On the other hand, it is more difficult for the media to dissemble the motives of Muslims who intentionally target and kill “the other”—outnumbered and defenseless “infidel” minorities—simply because they are “the other.”

Whether small numbers or large—whether four children decapitated for refusing to renounce Christor whether the largest massacre of Christians in Syria—Muslim persecution of Christians will rarely if ever get MSM coverage, for it throws a wrench in the media’s narrative that Islamic violence is a product of anything and everything but Islamic hate for non-Muslims.

Islamic Republic of Iran General: Obama, EU leaders should convert to Islam for peace

Obama in Muslim garb

You might almost get the idea that Brigadier General Qolamhossein Qeib-parvar thinks that the conflict between Iran and the West has something to do with Islam. But Barack Obama and so very many other authorities assure us that this is not the case — Brigadier General Qolamhossein Qeib-parvar must be wrong, no?

“Iranian General: Obama, EU Leaders Should Convert to Islam For Peace,” TheTower, December 29, 2014:

A general in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), stipulated on Saturday, that President Barack Obama, as well as leaders of the European Union (EU) should convert to Islam in order for there to be peace between the United States and Iran to be possible. The report that has been carried by Al-Arabiya in Arabic has been translated in other outlets.

Brigadier General Qolamhossein Qeib-parvar speaking on Saturday at a local conference commemorating Kazerun martyrs said “There are only two things that would end enmity between us and the US. Either the US president and EU leaders should convert to Islam and imitate the Supreme Leader, or Iran should abandon Islam and the Islamic revolution.”

EU or US leaders would not turn Muslim, he observed, adding “If they are not going to turn Muslim, we are not going to abandon Islam or the revolution either. But I do not know why some people believe that some day we will make peace with the US and start relations with them.”

Germany: Muslims storm church on Christmas Eve, shout “shit Christians”


On the one side there is this. On the other side are graying, ineffectual Christian bishops calling for “dialogue” and “peace.”

“Pastor sees display against children and young people as a ‘signal,’” by Aaron Clamann and Dieter Weber, RP Online (translated), December 26, 2014 (thanks to Renee):

Moenchengladbach. Apparently Muslim children and a teenager have disturbed the Nativity celebrations for children in the Rheydter Marienkirche and insulted parishioners. The pastor has already spoken with two of the five disturbers of the peace. On Saturday, he also wants to get in touch with the parents.

Eyewitnesses reported that on Christmas Eve, a group of apparently Muslim children and young people stormed into the church and allegedly shouted, “shit Christians.” The sexton was able to hold two of the five invaders.

Rheydter pastor Manfred Rieth Village has already taken these two into prayer. “I told them clearly in the sacristy how to behave in a church. Probably tomorrow I will get in touch with the parents to discuss the incident with them and the young people the incident.”…

Denmark: Muslims beat non-Muslim couple with chains on Christmas Eve

Nanna Skovmand

There was no robbery here. This was just gratuitous violence against Infidels.

“The attack on Christmas Eve: Nanna Skovmand and her boyfriend were beaten with chains,” by Louise Uberg, Nyhederne (translated), December 26, 2014 (thanks to Yosi):

What was supposed to be one of the year’s coziest evenings ended for the couple Nanna Skovmand and Mads Schøllhammer as one of the worst experiences ever.

The couple was at midnight on the way home from Christmas Eve when they were suddenly attacked by a group of young men. The attack was so rough that the couple had at Rigshospitalet’s trauma center, where they spent 10 hours.

The attack took place in front of the couple’s home in Vesterbro in Copenhagen. A young man who, according Nanna Skovmand, is about 16 years old, cycled up to the couple and began to provoke them.

“We do not know him. Have not seen him before, and suddenly he starts to just shout at us,” explained Nanna Skovmand to TV 2.

Intervened and got himself beaten up

When Mads Schøllhammer replied, the young man struck him on the head with a bottle. Mads Schøllhammer defended himself, but this resulted in the deterioration of the situation. Several young men came and took part in the assault.

– Two or three men jumped out from a bicycle storage room with iron chains from mopeds. They stood around Mads and kicked and beat him, Nanna Skovmand said to TV 2.

Fear for her boyfriend’s life gripped Nanna Skovmand, but this made the men also attack her.

– One turned to me, threw me in the ground and beat me with a chain, explained Nanna Skovmand to TV 2.

The battered woman had 16 stitches, an injured neck and had several of her teeth knocked loose. Mads Schøllhammer escaped the assault with fewer bruises….

Nanna Skovmand shared on her private Facebook page pictures of herself immediately after the assault and after treatment in the hospital….

Police have released depictions of the perpetrators

The police are no closer to an investigation of the case, but have released descriptions of two of the assailants:

– Male, possible Somali background, 16-17 years old, wearing a light blue hoodie, otherwise dark clothes and white sneakers.

– Male, possible Somali background, 16-17 years old, bald, wearing black down jacket and white hooded sweater underneath, light jeans and dark shoes.