Islamic terrorism

What will it take for them to pull their heads out of the sand?

Over on TDB blog there was the following Headline:

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The fact that Australians are under threat of being beheaded, police officers are stabbed and a woman is beheaded in America by a co -worker who tried to convert other workers to Islam does not affect the writer of the above headline in the way one would expect. Instead he says that we should be suspicious of the motives of a democratically elected government that is trying to protect its citizens from terrorism. He fails to say why we should be suspicious or what possible thing the government would have to gain by ‘ faking ‘ a danger from terrorism.

He then goes on to say that…

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Face of the day

Abu Abdul Rahman

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A Kiwi jihadist who has links with al Qaeda and has taken up arms in Syria wants to leave the war-torn country — but first needs a fresh New Zealand passport after burning his old one.

Mohammad Daniel, also know as Abu Abdul Rahman, and formerly known as Mark John Taylor, says war-torn Syria needs humanitarian aid rather than a bloody jihad.

Sounds good but it doesn’t change his past does it?

He claims to have been in touch with the New Zealand government in a bid to get a new passport.

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I assume the words in black were added.

Is this a person we want to allow back into New Zealand?

A spokesman for New Zealand Intelligence Community — an agency made up of the Government Communications Security Bureau, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’ National Assessments Bureau, and the Security Intelligence Service — refused to comment on any specific case.
But it said that, in general, fighters taking part in or returning from any sort of conflict zone are a “concern for many countries, including New Zealand”.

“We are aware of a small number of New Zealanders who have travelled to areas of conflict,” the spokesman said.

“We strongly recommend that people do not travel to these areas.”

In 2009, Mr Daniel was arrested by Pakistan authorities while trying to gain access to an al Qaeda and Taleban stronghold close to the Afghanistan border and was subsequently subjected to travel restrictions by the New Zealand government.

He left New Zealand again in May 2012, and lived in Indonesia for two years working as an English teacher.

In June this year, he entered Syria across the Turkish border.

I come to Syria as a Soldier for Allah,” he told the Herald on Sunday at the time.

Online, he claims to be an “adventurer living in Syria. I have no links to any groups. I’m independent, living under good care by Muslim brothers”.

He has posted photographs of himself clutching machine guns and boasted of going on “patrol” and doling “guard duty“.

Earlier this year, he also proudly displayed his burnt New Zealand passport on Facebook and declared he was on a “one-way trip” with no intention of returning home.

Now, it appears he has changed his mind.

He told Aotearoa Independent Media Centre that he was planning to leave Syria “around late October”.

He advised that while he had requested a new passport from the New Zealand government, he had no intention to return to his homeland.

Asked if he had broken any laws, he told Aotearoa Independent Media Centre: “No, I only went there for adventure Jihad, but along the way I realised Syria is in a very direct need of humanity aid and support.”

Mr Daniels, who has spent several years living in Australia, was friends with another New Zealand radical, Muslim Bin John.

Mr John, along with Australian Christopher Havard, were suspected of links to al Qaeda splinter group AQAP, and killed in a drone strike last November.

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Aussies actively preventing jihadists from returning

The Aussies have got their head screwed on right.

Tony Abbott says if you go off to fight in Syria and Iraq as a jihadist then don’t expect to come back to Australia…ever.

AUSTRALIAN jihadists who are “trained killers” and who “hate our way of life” must be stopped from re-entering the country, Prime Minister Tony Abbott warns.

IN his strongest words yet about Australians fighting in Iraq and Syria, Mr Abbott said the government had “absolute determination” to prevent “returning jihadis”.

“The important thing is to ensure that as far as is humanly possible, they don’t come back into our country,” he told Macquarie Radio on Friday.

“And if they do come back into our country, (that) they are taken into detention.”

Australia can’t have “trained killers who hate our way of life, who hate us, making mischief with the potential to cause mayhem in our country”, he said.  Read more »

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Huh?

When looking at photos in an article about a mass killing in Iraq I was stunned to read the following caption.

This image appears to show militants from the al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) leading away captured Iraqi soldiers after taking over a base in Tikrit, Iraq. Photo / AP

Huh? What do they mean appears to show? I do not recall ever seeing that kind of qualifier before when the press have posted what turned out to be staged propaganda photos of  supposed killings by the Israelis.

These photos were taken by the  Islamic militants and it is the Islamic militants who are proudly crowing about the massacre so why the hesitation to accept them as factual?

It would make more sense given historical incidents of staged photos and video to question the photos if they were supplied by those killed in the images rather than those who claim to have both taken the photos and massacred the unarmed soldiers.

This image appears to show militants from the al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) leading away captured Iraqi soldiers after taking over a base in Tikrit, Iraq. Photo / AP

This image appears to show militants from the al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) leading away captured Iraqi soldiers after taking over a base in Tikrit, Iraq. Photo / AP

The Islamic militants who overran cities and towns in Iraq last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show their gunmen massacring scores of captured Iraqi soldiers, while the prime minister vowed to “liberate every inch” of captured territory.

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Terrorism IS in New Zealand

We don’t need to worry about boat people, the GCSB is only there to spy on everyone looking a boobies and eating too much junk food, and terrorism doesn’t exist in New Zealand.

Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

Lincoln Tan has the next installment

The man at the centre of a mosque battle in Auckland has allegedly been monitored by police for potential terrorist allegiances.

The Weekend Herald can reveal that Abu Abdulla, an imam who has been banned from the Avondale Islamic Centre, is Mohamed Abu Hamam.

Mr Abdulla confirmed he also goes by the name of Hamam, but did not know if he was the person named in a United States Embassy warning in 2005.

The Federation of Islamic Associations in New Zealand said it was made aware in 2011 of Mr Abdulla’s other identity and extremist preaching.

Reports on potential terrorist activity here, including warnings from police to US officials in a cable released by WikiLeaks in 2010, named “Hamam” as a person monitored by the police.

“The New Zealand Police recently provided information indicating some New Zealand Muslims have fought in Afghanistan, Bosnia and possibly Chechnya,” the cable said.

“The police are also looking at some New Zealand citizens/residents who may have travelled to the Middle East, including Iraq. A specific example of such a person involves an individual known only as ‘Hamam’.”

So while the Green Party is spending all it’s parliamentary question time trying to make the government look bad about a New Zealander-turned-Taliban being dealt to via a drone, it turns out we have much bigger problems close to home.

But no, let’s worry about privacy and the human rights of New Zealand born Taliban members shall we?  Read more »

Just because he’s a Kiwi doesn’t give him ‘victim’ status. He was a terrorist!

A Kiwi has been killed in a drone strike against an al Qaeda terrorist training camp.

Naturally the terrorist hugging opposition politicians are all aghast and their pals in the media think this is just dreadful.

Isaac Davison reports:

A Kiwi killed in a drone strike in Yemen had attended a terrorist training camp and may have been a foot soldier for al-Qaeda.

The man, whose name and age have not been released, died after an incident on November 18. It is understood his identity had only been confirmed recently.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed the New Zealand-born man was believed to have died in a counter-terrorism operation.

However, they refused to be drawn on the specifics of that operation.  Read more »

Maybe they should have used a few more rounds…just to make sure

Apparently it is bad that SEAL team members shot Osama bin Laden more than 100 times.

I should have thought he should have been shot at least 2,977 times as a minimum.

Special operations sources have claimed that the terror leader was shot more than one hundred times in the fatal 2011 raid.

A new report from a website known within the intelligence and armed services community claims that the sheer number of times that Osama bin Laden was shot is the reason why the government has never released photos of his dead body.

Citing two confidential sources, The Special Operations Forces Situation Report tells how ‘operator after operator took turns dumping magazines-worth of ammunition into Bin Laden’s body’.

The site goes on to argue that while the Navy SEALs may have felt it was ‘morally, legally, and ethically appropriate to shoot the body a few times to ensure that he is really dead and no longer a threat,’ that does not justify the extent of this damage.

‘What happened on the Bin Laden raid is beyond excessive.  The level of excess shown was not about making sure that Bin Laden was no longer a threat.  The excess was pure self-indulgence,’ author Jack Murphy writes.  Read more »

Oh dear, how sad, never mind. Suicide Bomb Instructor blows up his Iraqi Pupils

Promoted from the General Debate.

A suicide bomber instructor took his job literally and took out his entire class. Let me just take a moment to…oh stuff it…good job.

A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said.

The militants belonged to a group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, which is fighting the Shiite-dominated army of the Iraqi government, mostly in Anbar Province. But they are also linked to bomb attacks elsewhere and other fighting that has thrown Iraq deeper into sectarian violence.

Twenty-two ISIS members were killed, and 15 were wounded, in the explosion at the camp, which is in a farming area in the northeastern province of Samara, according to the police and army officials. Stores of other explosive devices and heavy weapons were also kept there, the officials said.

Eight militants were arrested when they tried to escape, the officials said.

The militant who was conducting the training was not identified by name, but he was described by an Iraqi Army officer as a prolific recruiter who was “able to kill the bad guys for once.”  Read more »

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KIwi al Qaeda sympathisers fighting in Syria

Andrea Vance reports on Kiwi al Qaeda sympathisers fighting in Syria, or attempting to fight in Syria.

New Zealand passport holders have been identified fighting alongside anti-Government forces in Syria, Prime Minister John Key says.

In some instances, the Department of Internal Affairs had cancelled their passports – some were dual nationality, including Australians, he said.

A small number also had their documents confiscated before they were allowed to leave for the civil war-torn Middle Eastern state, the prime minister said.

Rebel factions have been battling to topple President Bashar al-Assad since 2011.

Key refused to say how many Kiwis have been fighting, or give any details.

He knew of no prosecutions, saying “it was handled in a different way”.

The revelation comes after weekend reports that Australians were “flocking” to the front line. Across the Tasman, the government fears the fighters will return as hardline radicalised Islamists, ready to launch domestic terror attacks.

“Yes, there is likely to … have been a small number of New Zealanders who have fought with the rebels in Syria,” Key said today.

“There are a small group of people that have gone to Syria to fight. There’s a small group that were going to Syria that we stopped … we have physically stopped some and we are clearly aware of others who are in Syria.”  Read more »

The bureaucrats always win in the end, even with terrorists

In a sign of how corporate terrorism has become, new evidence suggests that Al Qaeda requires their terror subsidiaries to file expense claims.

The bureaucrats are everywhere, even in terror organisations.

Who knew al Qaeda had to file expenses?

More than 100 receipts and ­invoices discovered in a building occupied by al Qaeda’s North African branch in Timbuktu, Mali, show that it documented even the most minor expenses — apparently to satisfy terrorist accountants.

The paperwork includes receipts for the equivalent of 40 cents worth of tomatoes and a 60 cents for light bulb to $52 worth of sugar and $48 to repair a car.   Read more »