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Apparently these masked guys with guns are no longer terrorists in the EU

A senior Hamas leader, renewing Hamas's pledge to destroy its enemy, said: 'This illusion called Israel will be removed'

A senior Hamas leader, renewing Hamas’s pledge to destroy its enemy, said: ‘This illusion called Israel will be removed’

Apparently the EU have removed Hamas form the terror list.

The EU General Court has ordered that the Palestinian militant group Hamas be removed from the bloc’s terror blacklist. The move comes over four years after Hamas appealed its terror designation before the EU.

The European Union first banned Hamas’ military wing, the Izz a-Din al-Qassam Brigades, in 2002, though the organization’s social and political divisions were not put on the terror list. Following a series of Hamas suicide bombings during the second intifada or uprising in September 2003, the EU extended the ban to include the organization as a whole.

On September 12, 2010, Hamas appealed the ban, largely on procedural grounds. In its complaint, the group cited a lack of due process, specifically, that it had not been properly informed the act was being implemented. It further asserted that as a ‚Äúlegitimately-elected government,‚ÄĚ it cannot be labeled as a terrorist organization, saying such a designation flies in the face of ‚Äúthe principle of non-interference in the internal matters of a State.‚ÄĚ

The court accepted the organization’s argument, saying that the decision to remove Hamas from the list was not based on an examination of Hamas’ activities, but rather on an examination of the procedures used to institute the 2003 ban in the first place. Barring the closure of an appeal, however, a funding freeze against the group will remain in place for three more months.

That court decision looks pretty stupid with Hamas parading their weapons and terror militants in the streets of Gaza on the very same day.¬† Read more »

Don’t insult my intelligence

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Terrorist (A)

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Not a Terrorist (B)

 

Can you tell the difference between the man on the left and the man on the right? Both have committed acts of terror on the population.Both wave black flags when they do so and claim to be doing it for an Islamic terrorist organisation and both have killed the innocent.However one of them the MSM has decided is not a terrorist for the following reasons….

 

 

 

 

 

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Face of the day

A muppet

A Muppet

Todays face of the day is a Muppet called Brian Rudman.

He thinks that the best way to deal with terrorism is to let other countries deal with it because it is not our problem it is their problem.

I am glad I didn’t go to school with Brian. I can just imagine it. I rush in to break up a fight between the school bullies and the little new kid. Pauline and Kevin join me and even though none of us are particularly big or strong we know that together we can stop the poor kid from getting his head kicked in. ‘

“Hey Brian,” we call out, we need your help, ” Martin is getting a pounding.”

Brian replies, ” You guys are stupid. It is not your problem. You will just give the bullies a reason to start attacking you. I’m off to hide in the girl’s toilets.”

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An enemy that targets children

Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them.

Jesus said, ‚ÄúLet the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.‚ÄĚ

-biblehub.com

School pupil Mohammad Baqair lost his mother, a teacher, in the attack  -BBC

School pupil Mohammad Baqair lost his mother, a teacher, in the attack
-BBC

Militants from the Pakistani Taliban have attacked an army-run school in Peshawar, killing 141 people, 132 of them children, the military say.

Officials say the attack in the north-western city is over, with all the attackers killed. Seven militants took part in all, according to the army.

Seven militants was all it took to massacre 132 children. Seven. One militant with a suicide vest or a remote controlled bomb can kill even more. Next time you are told that the enemy are in the minority remember this massacre. Remember what a ruthless enemy that targets children can do with only tiny numbers. Remember.

Scores of survivors are being treated in hospitals as frantic parents search for news of their children.

The attack – the Taliban’s deadliest in Pakistan – has been widely condemned.

Describing the attack from his hospital bed to the BBC’s Shaimaa Khalil, Shahrukh Khan, 17, said a gunman had entered his classroom and opened fire at random.

As he hid under a desk, he saw his friends being shot, one in the head and one in the chest. Two teachers were also killed…

…A Taliban spokesman told BBC Urdu that the school, which is run by the army, had been targeted in response to military operations.

…US President Barack Obama said terrorists had “once again shown their depravity” while UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said it was “an act of horror and rank cowardice”.

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Face of the day

 

Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell is well qualified to have an informed opinion on the anti-terrorist legislation. If he is 100% behind it, then I feel confident that it was the right thing to do.

 

The MP who chaired the anti-terrorist legislation rushed through Parliament last week, Mark Mitchell, says the bill was “100 per cent” justified.

And he said he had had messages yesterday thanking him for the bill in light of the Sydney hostage crisis.

“It becomes a lot more real for people when it’s three hours across the ditch.”

…Mr Mitchell, a former security specialist who ran a company in the Middle East for 10 years, said New Zealand was not immune.”We don’t have some sort of magic inoculation that means we couldn’t be exposed to some sort of extremist actions here.”

…Mr Mitchell said one thing he had learned after dealing with terrorists’ acts for a decade was that they had become good at adapting and changing tactics to defeat measures taken by countries to mitigate risk.

“You do have to be quite flexible and be able to move quickly and take all the measures we need to prevent that from happening.”

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Itoldyaso! – John Key

Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand intelligence agencies are monitoring individuals with “similar characteristics” to the man behind Sydney’s deadly hostage drama.

Three people, including gunman Man Haron Monis, are dead after the Martin Pl siege ended in a volley of gunfire shortly after 2am local time today (4am NZT).

Key said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this morning were not aware that any Kiwis were involved but it still had imperfect information and was continuing to monitor the situation.

Key said New Zealand’s risk assessment had not changed as a result of events across the Tasman though the independent group responsible for monitoring the situation may meet to review that.

And he confirmed that among the 30 to 40 individuals identified as a threat to New Zealand’s national security were those who had “not identical but similar characteristics” to Monis.

“If you think about the sort of characteristics of the person that could be attracted to these kinds of actions they need to be often…..disenfranchised, sometimes mentally unwell, perceptible to the sorts of messages that Isis are pumping out by their social media and outreach campaign and believers of the extreme version of Islam.

“When all those characteristics congregate together you have a toxic combination and that’s what you see both in Canada and Australia.

“So from New Zealand’s point of view theres a very small group of people in that category.

“We do our best to monitor them but as you can see these people in Australia and Canada were all known to the authorities, so it shows you how high the threshold is before someone can actually be detained – and that’s the challenge between freedom and liberty and keeping New Zealanders safe,” Key said.

Translated: ¬†It could happen here, and in spite of our shored up laws, we are still unable to protect Kiwi citizens from similar nutbars if they choose to act.¬† Read more »

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So, now the politicians wake up to our security issues

Martin Place gunman Sheik Man Haron Monis

Martin Place gunman Sheik Man Haron Monis

The politicians seem to have woken up to the problems facing New Zealand in the face of Islamic terrorism.

As the Police wrap up the scene in Martin Place Sydney after a nutter Muslim cleric from Iran who was on bail as accessory to murder held hostages at gunpoint they are now coming forward show their support behind recent legislation.

The MP who chaired the anti-terrorist legislation rushed through Parliament last week, Mike Mitchell, says the bill was “100 per cent” justified.

And he said he had had messages yesterday thanking him for the bill in light of the Sydney hostage crisis.

“It becomes a lot more real for people when it’s three hours across the ditch.”

Labour leader Andrew Little, who also supported the new powers, said the sorts of risks the law dealt with “are real”.

Mr Mitchell, a former security specialist who ran a company in the Middle East for 10 years, said New Zealand was not immune.

“We don’t have some sort of magic inoculation that means we couldn’t be exposed to some sort of extremist actions here.”

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Three dead as siege ends in fire fight [UPDATED]

Different media are showing different levels of caution in extrapolating events. ¬†Some of what you read below hasn’t had official confirmation. ¬†Australian police will provide the next update at 7 am ¬†(9 am NZ time). ¬†This is what happened after 16 hours of the stand-off:

UPDATE:  More media are confident to report three are dead, the gunman and two hostages.  But no further details are available.  (One News says the third hostage died of a heart attack while in hospital)

Police have confirmed that three people have died following #sydneysiege. Four people were injured
The injuries are reported as not being life threatening.

Police storm in after gunman shoots a hostage

A swarm of heavily armed police stormed a cafe in the heart of downtown Sydney just after 2 am (4 am NZ), ending a siege where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people hostage for more than 16 hours.

A police spokesman confirmed “the operation is over,” but would not release any further details about the fate of the gunman or his remaining captives.

It increasingly appears that police stormed the café after the gunman shot a hostage.

In the ensuing firefight, the gunman was killed and several hostages injured.

This has yet to be confirmed by police.

After a flurry of loud bangs, police swooped into the Lindt Chocolat Cafe shortly after five or six hostages were seen running from the building.

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Former SAS man: Torturing terror suspects is a “moral responsibility”

Well, this will set the cat among the pigeons.  Andy McNab chimes in on the CIA torture debate

A former SAS soldier who survived weeks of torture at the hands of Iraqi interrogators believes it can be used to prevent terrorists attacks.

Andy McNab believes security services have a ‘moral responsibility’ to torture suspects if innocent lives hang in the balance.

A report released earlier this week revealed that brutal techniques used by CIA agents against Al-Qaeda suspects in the wake of the September 11 bombings failed to produce useful intelligence.

But the soldier-turned-author says torture can yield vital information if used properly – and will be used by authorities in the future to prevent terrorist attacks.

The former British Army¬†sergeant¬†told The Times he ‘wouldn’t think twice’ about ‘inflicting pain’ on someone if¬†he thought it could prevent an atrocity such as the 2005 London bombings.

He said: ‘I would deem it a moral responsibility to interrogate, to¬†physically¬†torture him to get the information¬†out.

‘Torture is a really blunt instrument but it is an instrument that if it used right can yield results.

People get waaaay too precious about torture. ¬†There is a time and a place where the need simply makes it the only answer. ¬† Read more »

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Labour: Posturing, puffery, pointless and pathetic

Labour said before the bill progressed that they would support the so-called Foreign Fighters Bill.

But they went to the parliament and started posturing and pretending like they opposed it all along…then proceeded to vote for the bill anyway.

The Labour party launched a series of attacks on new anti-terror laws last night Р but its MPs still voted for it.

National’s “foreign fighters” bill passed into law, 94 votes to 27, with Parliament debating final stages late into the night.

The Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill aims to tackle home-grown terrorism, with the Government arguing the rise of the Islamic State terror group in the Middle East increased the risk of an attack here.

It allows warrantless surveillance for 24 hours, and includes powers to cancel passports for up to three years, when authorities suspect terrorist activities.

Labour leader Andrew Little today said the party agreed there was a security risk that had to be dealt with. ¬† ¬† Read more »