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Monday, January 23, 2012

Sri Lanka orders 161 foreign Islamic clerics out

Sri Lanka has ordered a group of 161 foreign Islamic clerics to leave the country, for flouting visa regulations by preaching to pockets of Muslims around the country, an official said Sunday.

Controller of Immigration and Emigration Chulananda Perera said the clerics, who were mostly Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Indian, Maldivian and Arab, had travelled into the country on tourist visas.

"We have ordered them to leave the country by January 31. They have violated immigration laws. A tourist visa is to have a holiday or visit friends and family and not to preach Islam," Perera told AFP.


Al Jazeera's Jihad

A few months back I joined forces with Cliff Kincaid of AIM, along with human rights activists and advocates for journalistic integrity, to protest the expansion of Al-Jazeera, terror TV, in the United States. I wrote about it here at The Daily Caller.

Turning over our airwaves to jihadist propaganda outfits is not diplomacy; it is surrender. The war in the information battle-space is now the most critical war, and we are disarming America.

The ruse of using freedom of speech to allow propaganda broadcasts over our airways is the strategy of stealth jihadists. They invoke our freedoms to inevitably kill our freedoms. The issue of the expansion of Al Jazeera into the United States can only be likened to an expansion of Goebbels’s media network into the U.S. at the height of World War II. 


Nigeria’s Islamists grow more deadly

COORDINATED attacks claimed by a radical Islamist sect have killed at least 200 people in north Nigeria’s largest city, hospital records show, as gunfire still echoes around some areas of the sprawling city…
Boko Haram, whose name means ‘’Western education is sacrilege’’ in the local Hausa language, is responsible for at least 510 killings last year alone, according to an AP count.
So far this year, the group has been blamed for at least 196 killings, according to an AP count.

Jihad in Nigeria

Utterly appalling violence by Muslims against Christians in Nigeria where the latest tally after the latest attacks on Christian villages and churches. The media have described these events as ‘riots’; we would call this a jihadi pogrom. It is but the latest episode in what the media persist in characterising as inter-ethnic violence, but which is in fact a systematic attempt by Muslims to murder and ethnically cleanse the Christian community. The onslaught is falsely described as ‘retaliation ‘ for imagined previous violent attacks. But these attacks on churches and Christians have been going on for years. The Christians haven't yet retaliated.

The fact that the jihad in Africa is widely ignored in the west is not just a moral dereliction of duty. It is a refusal by the west to understand what it is actually up against. What is happening to Nigeria’s Christians makes a mockery of the frenzied western obsession with Israel. To understand the real cause of global tumult we should look carefully at Africa, and the appalling suffering of those upholding the religion that underpins the western world.

We can look how the animistic tribes of Central Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Mauritania and Nigeria fell prey to the Jihadis. And how their struggle continues even today in the conflicts of the Muslims and Christians in Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Somalia and between the Arabized Northern Sudanese with the Christian Dinka tribesmen of Southern Sudan and the Muslim but non-Arabized, darker-skinned tribesmen of Darfur who were forcibly converted to Islam late in the 18th century Areadi Gaya, the non-Muslim ruler of Futa Bandu State in West Sudan was forced to embrace Islam after he was defeated by the Mamelukes of Egypt.

Nigeria struggles to curb Islamists After Attacks kill 256

Attacks by Islamic militants in Nigeria that killed at least 256 people in the northern city of Kano are challenging President Goodluck Jonathan’s government a week after a nationwide strike paralyzed the economy.

The militant Muslim group Boko Haram, which is fighting for rule by Islamic law in the north, said it was responsible for blasts at eight government buildings in Kano on Jan. 20. The death toll was confirmed today by Shehu Sani, president of the Civil Rights Congress, whose members helped carry the dead and wounded to hospitals.


Somali convert from Islam whipped in public

A Somali convert from Islam was paraded before a cheering crowd last month and publicly flogged as a punishment for embracing a “foreign religion,” sources said.

Sofia Osman, a 28-year-old Christian from Janale city in Somali’as Lower Shabelle region, had been taken into custody by Islamic extremist al Shabaab militants in November; the public whipping was meant to mark her release. She received 40 lashes on Dec. 22 while jeered by spectators.

“Osman was whipped 40 lashes at 3 p.m., but she didn’t tell what other humiliations she had suffered while in the hands of the militants,” an eyewitness, told Compass, adding that whipping left her bleeding. “I saw her faint. I thought she had died, but soon she regained consciousness and her family took her away.”

The whipping was administered in front of hundreds of spectators after Osman was released from her month-long custody in al Shabaab camps. Nursing her injuries at her family’s home, in the days after the punishment she would not talk to anyone and looked dazed, a source close in touch with the family said. She has since been relocated.