OFF THE GRID

This is where we go off topic, but not necessarily off importance!

Democratic Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton was visiting an elementary school in Washington today, when she opened it up for questions to be asked by the 4th graders.

“OK kids. Let’s hear some questions.”  said Ms. Clinton cheerfully.

Little Kevin raised his and  Hilary immediately called upon him.

“Ms. Clinton, I have three questions for you. The first one is…What really happened in Benghazi? Second….Do you think you have a chance after your husband shamed the office of the President? And lastly…Where did all the stuff from the White House go after you and Bill left?” And Kevin sat down for the response.

“Well Kevin….” said Hilary, and just then the recess bell rang out. “Lets all go out and get some play time and we’ll pick this up when we come back….”

So out they went to enjoy some playground fun. When the time came to return to class, back into the school they marched hoping to meet with Ms. Clinton again.

“So kids, let’s take some questions. You there, what’s your question?”

Little Andy stood up and said: “Ms. Clinton ma’am, I have five questions. One….What really happened in Benghazi? Second….Do you think you have a chance after your husband shamed the office of the President? Three…Where did all the stuff from the White House go after you and Bill left? Four, why did the recess bell ring 20 minutes early and fifth….where’s Kevin?

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Shariah Police’ To Be Tried For Vigilante Activity

Shariah Police’ vigilante force founder, Sven Lau (pictured above), faces criminal charges from state prosecutors in Germany. He is accused of breaking the law on freedom of assembly, with nine other Islamists, who intended to police morals on the streets of Wuppertal urging young people to abstain from drinking, gambling, playing music and other activities deemed ‘ungodly’ according to Islam.

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Lau, 34, a German convert to Salafi Islam, a radically literal Sunni sect, is a leading fundamentalist preacher based in the west German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is an area The Local says is widely regarded as a hotspot of fundamentalist Islam.

He was previously accused of being an Islamic State recruiter after several visits to Syria where he says he drove ambulances delivering aid. Lau denies supporting IS and a lack of evidence meant he was not convicted.

Last September he and ten others faced charges of unlawful assembly and use of uniform in public in violation of German federal law. They had been conducting patrols of drinking and gambling venues wearing orange vests bearing the words ‘Shariah Police’.

On that occasion Wuppertal police pledged to crack down on anyone looking to take the law into their own hands. The local police chief, Birgitta Radermacher, said:

“The state has an exclusive monopoly on the use of force. Any conduct that intimidates, provokes or makes people insecure will not be tolerated. These ‘Sharia Police’ have no legitimacy.”

Liberal thought in Germany was not universally opposed to Lau’s partols. Writing for the newspaper Tagesspiegel, Malte Lehming pointed out Christian groups patrolled the centre of Hamburg’s red light district, the Reeperbahn.

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He added that the freedom to preach religious beliefs is constitutionally protected, writing: “As long as ‘Sharia Police’ and singing evangelists don’t force anybody into something, they can do what they want. A knee-jerk reaction only plays into the hands of the Islamist provocateurs.”

In light of the official move, the group rebranded themselves as ‘Pro Halal’, dropping the provocative ‘Shariah Police’ uniforms but pledging to continue street patrols. It appears that this move may have led the firebrand Islamist and his followers to once again break the law.

 

…and they say miracles never happen!!

 

At a Berlin church, Muslim refugees converting in droves

BERLIN (AP) — Mohammed Ali Zonoobi bends his head as the priest pours holy water over his black hair. “Will you break away from Satan and his evil deeds?” pastor Gottfried Martens asks the Iranian refugee. “Will you break away from Islam?”

“Yes,” Zonoobi fervently replies. Spreading his hands in blessing, Martens then baptizes the man “in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.”

Mohammed is now Martin — no longer Muslim, but Christian.

Zonoobi, a carpenter from the Iranian city of Shiraz, arrived in Germany with his wife and two children five months ago. He is one of hundreds of mostly Iranian and Afghan asylum seekers who have converted to Christianity at the evangelical Trinity Church in a leafy Berlin neighborhood.

Like Zonoobi, most say true belief prompted their embrace of Christianity. But there’s no overlooking the fact that the decision will also greatly boost their chances of winning asylum by allowing them to claim they would face persecution if sent home.

Martens recognizes that some convert in order to improve their chances of staying in Germany — but for the pastor motivation is unimportant. Many, he said, are so taken by the Christian message that it changes their lives. And he estimates that only about 10 percent of converts do not return to church after christening.

Being Christian alone does not help an applicant, and Chancellor Angela Merkel went out of her way this week to reiterate that Islam “belongs in Germany.” But in Afghanistan and Iran, for example, conversion to Christianity by a Muslim could be punished by death or imprisonment, and it is therefore unlikely that Germany would deport converted Iranian and Afghan refugees back home.

None will openly admit to converting in order to help their asylum chances. To do so could result in rejection of their asylum bid and deportation as Christian converts. Several candidates for baptism at Martens’ church would not give their names out of fear of repercussions for their families back home.

Most said their decision was based on belief, but one young Iranian woman said she was convinced most people had joined the church only to improve their chances for asylum.

Congregation member Vesam Heydari initially applied for asylum in Norway and converted there in 2009. But his case was rejected because the Norwegian authorities did not believe he would be persecuted as a Christian in Iran, so he moved to Germany to seek refugee status here — and is awaiting a decision. He criticized many of the other Iranian church members, saying they were making it much harder for “real, persecuted Christians” like himself to get approved for asylum.

Meanwhile, as other churches across Germany struggle with dwindling numbers of believers, Martens has seen his congregation swell from 150 just two years to more than 600 parishioners now — with a seemingly unending flow of new refugees finding the way to his congregation. Some come from cities as far away as Rostock on the Baltic Sea, having found out by word-of-mouth that Martens not only baptizes Muslims after a three-month “crash course” in Christianity, but also helps them with asylum pleas.

Other Christian communities across Germany, among them Lutheran churches in Hannover and the Rhineland, have also reported growing numbers of Iranians converting to Christendom. There are no exact numbers on how many Muslims have converted in Germany in recent years — and they are a tiny minority compared to the country’s overall 4 million Muslims. But at least for Berlin, Martens describes the number of conversions as nothing short of a “miracle.” And he says he has at least another 80 people — mostly refugees from Iran and a few Afghans — waiting to be baptized.

Germany is witnessing an unprecedented surge of asylum-seekers this year, with the number of migrants expected to reach 800,000 this year, a fourfold increase on last year.

Many of the new arrivals come from Muslim countries such as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan or Pakistan. While refugees from civil-war-torn Syria will almost definitely be receiving asylum status, the situation is more complicated for asylum seekers from Iran or Afghanistan, which are seen as more stable. In recent years, roughly 40-50 percent from those two countries have been allowed to stay in the country, with many of those getting only temporary permission to remain.

Zonoobi, who dressed all in white for his baptism on Sunday, said he had attended secret religious services in Iran ever since friends introduced him to the Bible at age 18. He decided to flee to Germany after several Christian friends were arrested for practicing their religion.

For Zonoobi and his wife Afsaneh — who since her baptism goes by the name of Katarina — the christening marks a new beginning.

“Now we are free and can be ourselves,” she said. “Most important, I am so happy that our children will have a good future here and can get a good education in Germany.”

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ISIS Smuggling Weapons Into Europe & ‘Asylum Seeker’ Terrorist

The Greek Coast Guard seized a vessel Tuesday carrying ammunition and weapons near the southern island of Crete, authorities said, according to the Associated Press. The shipment is believed to be linked to the Islamic State group in Libya, according to local media reports.

“…Those who do not convert to Islam or pay the Islamic tax will be killed,”

muslims-in-euorpe-300x2801The news comes as Europe is debating a solution to a growing refugee crisis. More than 300,000 migrants, most of them fleeing war in Syria, have flooded the European Union’s borders in recent months. Many Eastern European nations refusing to allow Muslim asylum seekers into their countries.

ISIS had threaten to send 500,000 Muslim migrants asylum seekeerts to Europe as a ‘weapon’. ISIS militants plan to cement their control of Libya while also crossing the Mediterranean into Europe disguised as refugees.

ISIS spokesman said“The Europeans need to know that when we come, it will not be in a nice way. It will be with our weapons. Those who do not convert to Islam or pay the Islamic tax will be killed,” the spokesman said. He also said anyone refusing to convert will be killed. “150 million, 200 million or 500 million, it does not matter to us, we will kill them all.”

QADDAFI: “Without Libya stopping the flood into Europe of African Muslim invaders, Europe will one day no longer be European but black as there are millions who want to come in,” Qaddafi said.

“We don’t know if Europe will remain an advanced and united continent or if it will be destroyed, as happened with the barbarian invasions”. Hundreds of thousands of black African and Middle East Muslim refugees and migrants have reached Italian soil by boat from the North African coast, although the influx has been significantly stemmed by the Qaddafi navy.

ISIS fighters are using Libya and Syria as a gateway to Europe, according to documents believed to be from ISIS, which were released by the British Quilliam Foundation, an organization meant to combat extremism, the Gatestone Institute reported. Muslim jihadist are posing as migrants on vessels passing into Europe, ISIS fighters in Libya are be able to quietly slip into Europe as asylum seekers, it is unknown home many ISIS fighters are in Europe right now preparing for mass terrorist attacks throughout Europe.

“The Mediterranean is becoming the world’s powder keg,” Toto Martello, a spokesman for the fishermen of the Italian island of Lompedusa, told the Gatestone Institute earlier this year. “We are frightened of the boats being boarded by terrorists,” Martello said.

…and here is another one….

The Christians of al- Qaryatain City have to make a choice whether to pay “Jizya” or enter to Islam

Reliable sources informed SOHR that IS received money in the last 48 hours from Christian clerks from the city of al- Qaryatain in the southeast of Homs, where IS imposed Jizya (a religiously required per capita tax on non-Muslims under Islamic law) on the Christians in the city of al- Qaryatain after agreeing with them and making them to choose among paying Jizya, entering into Islam or leaving the city. Meanwhile, IS is still keeping the Christian citizens’ IDs. The sources reported that most people of the city are going leave after taking their IDs.

In August 20, “Islamic State demolished a monastery belongs to the Christian people in the southeast of Homs. SOHR knew that IS destroyed the monastery of Saint Elian in the city of al- Qaryatayn seized by IS in August 6, where they pulled it down using bulldozers claiming that “the monastery is worshiped beside Allah”, coincided with carrying out 20 raids by the regime warplanes on the city.

Assault rifle with Bible verse to repel Muslim terrorists unveiled in Apopka

Spike’s Tactical is marketing an assault rifle it claims was “designed to never be used by Muslim terrorists.” The AR-15 assault rifle is laser-etched on one side with a Knights Templar Long Cross – a symbol of the Christian Crusades to reclaim the Holy Land from Muslims – and Psalm 144:1 on the other side: “Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.”

Strobe light attached to inflatable life jacket: Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Officer Nick Bohne shows the equipment he uses while patrolling Port Canaveral aboard the 38-foot Sea Hawk.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Officer Nick Bohne shows a man-overboard light attached to a ring buoy aboard the 38-foot Sea Hawk.

Crime often happens in the blink of an eye. Here’s a look at the basic gadgets used by police during daily patrols to keep themselves, and the public, safe.

The company’s spokesman, former Navy SEAL Ben “Mookie” Thomas said he came up with the idea and believes no devout Muslim would touch such a weapon.

“Off the cuff I said I’d like to have a gun that if a Muslim terrorist picked it up a bolt of lightning would hit and knock him dead,” Thomas said.

Dubbed the “Crusader,” the weapon went on sale Wednesday and received immediate condemnation from the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Florida.

Is it designed for Christian terrorists?” asked Hasan Shibly, (NO. Because there are no Christian terrorists.) executive director of CAIR-FL, who said out of 205 mass killings so far this year in the U.S. only one involved a Muslim. “We need to have a conversation on gun violence. There has been utter silence from gun manufacturers. It’s time for them to stop trying to make a buck on this.” (What about the muslim mass killings overseas? They don’t count? We’re only trying to be prepared for what is going to happen here in the states. Don’t get in such of an uproar buddy.)

This summer, Florida Gun Supply in Inverness north of Tampa drew nationwide publicity after owner Andy Hallinan declared it a “Muslim-free zone” following the July 16 killings of five military recruiters in Chattanogga, Tenn. The killer was identified as Muhammad Youseef Abdulazeez.

Shibly said he would welcome an opportunity to speak with Thomas as CAIR-FL opposes all forms of religious extremism.

“They don’t have to do outlandish things for us to engage them,” Shibly said. middle-finger-emoticon

The owners of Spike Tactical did not intend to insult or antagonize Muslims, Thomas said. They believe America and much of the world is threatened by Islamic terrorism and the Crusader is a symbol of shared Christian values and the right to defend themselves, he said. The safety selector that controls the Crusader’s trigger has three settings: Peace, War and God Wills It. The weapon is the latest of more than dozen models sold at gun shops, ranging in cost from $960 to about $3,000.

The company would never produce an AR-15 assault rifle with verses from the Koran for Muslim marksmen, Thomas said. But it makes other special models including an AR-15 for women called “Pure Estrogen.”

“Our goal is not to offend or alienate good people,” said Thomas, referring to the reaction by CAIR-FL. “The difficult issues people have with each other need to be brought to the table. Often these are hurtful and painful but it’s important to be honest.”

Spike’s Tactical was founded in 2001 by Mike and Angela Register as a family-owned business. Originally a hobby, it now has more than 40 employees making enough components for enthusiasts to build about 10,000 custom rifles a year.

“Men like to accessorize their guns more than women like to accessorize their outfits,” said CEO Angela Register.

ACLU, Muslim rights groups denounce TN sheriffs’ comments

race card  Several statewide civil liberty and immigrant rights organizations are denouncing recent comments made by two Tennessee sheriffs concerning Muslims in the state.

“Recently the sheriffs of Hamilton and Sevier counties have both made alarmist and sensational anti-Muslim comments, on the heels of similar statements from state legislators. Inaccurate, sweeping indictments made by leaders in law enforcement endanger members of the very communities that they have taken an oath to protect,” reads a statement from the four organizations, issued Wednesday.

The organizations are the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Center for Outreach, the American Muslim Advisory Council and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond and Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals each made comments considered disparaging during recent appearances before local conservative organizations, according to reports from the Chattanooga Times Free Press and Knoxville News Sentinel.

boohooHammond called Islam “communism with a god” and added that Islam uses religion to get tax breaks and “use our own system against us.” The sheriff said he was referencing only “jihadists,” reported the Chattanooga paper.

Seals told attendees at a local tea party event to “report” Muslims who are “aggressive in local restaurants,” according to the Knoxville paper.

 race  “Law enforcement leaders and other elected officials who do not have active relationships with their local Muslim communities need to establish those relationships. Ignorance is not an excuse for those who are entrusted with public safety,” said Zulfat Suara of the American Muslim Advisory Council.

Hedy Weinberg, head of the Tennessee chapter of the ACLU, said the comments from Hammond and Seals encourage racial profiling.

What race is Islam?

“Basing law enforcement decisions on false stereotypes rather than actual police work or evidence of criminal activity is not only a waste of resources, it undermines community-police relations, eroding public safety as a whole,” Weinberg said.

Sheriff defends warning about Islam; Muslim civil rights group condemns his remarks

….I LIKE this guy!!

A national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization on Tuesday spoke out against Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond’s claim Monday that Islam is “communism with a god” and a threat against constitutional government.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations asked state and federal officials to step up protection of Tennessee Muslims in light of Hammond’s comments. On Monday, Hammond urged other Tennessee sheriffs to keep a close eye on Islamic activity, and he claimed federal officials are ignoring “the strongest infringement that we’ve had in our country as a constitutional government since communism.”

Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR’s national communications director, called the sheriff’s statements disturbing.  CAIR-quote2

“When you’ve got sheriffs who are supposed to serve and protect all citizens of the state and county, and basically they’re saying they’re going to monitor law-abiding citizens based solely on their faith, and that Muslims are trying to take over the country, these are the kinds of statements you heard in pre-war Germany about another minority faith community,” Hooper said.

Hammond contended he was only referring to radical, extreme Muslims, not the entire religion. He defended his comments Tuesday, arguing that they were not “derogatory in any way.”

“I’m against anybody — Muslim, Buddhist, Christian or otherwise — who wants to remove the Constitution of the United States and wants to install religious law,” Hammond said. “I have just as much of an obligation to protect Muslims [as any other citizen], as long as they are not trying to be subversive. And there are a lot of good Muslims who are not. They have nothing to worry about.”

hooper-baby3Still, Hooper said he’d like to see some sort of formal condemnation of Hammond’s attitude from state and federal leaders. (WHY?? He has the right to say what he feels is accurate.  CAIR wants to shut us up by threats. Its Rule #1)

“We shouldn’t have to ask for these things, but it seems we have to,” he said. “What are the appropriate actions? These officials need to decide — but they need to address this growing trend directed at American Muslims.”

Hammond said he’s not surprised the national organization spoke out against his comments.

“I would expect nothing less,” he said. “One of the first things they do is try to instill fear to keep people from saying the truth.”

Hammond made his initial comments to the Hamilton County Pachyderm Club during a speech Monday on domestic terrorism.

 

Iranian national accused of assaulting Hancock County deputies

“….we know he’s Iranian, we know he’s a Muslim, and regardless what anybody says, dammit, they’ve killed people.”

Safa Alidoust (Photo Source: Hancock County Jail Docket)

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -  An Iranian national arrested in Hancock County Sunday for allegedly making terrorist threats and assaulting two sheriff’s deputies will have a bond hearing Tuesday.

Authorities say they were forced to shut down a portion of I-10 near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line for more than two hours after Safa Alidoust, 32, threatened to set off explosive devices he claimed were in his car. Sheriff’s officials say it’s a bizarre case.

“Got a call of a naked man on I-10, dispatchers dispatch a deputy out there. When he got there, the guy was naked. So he approaches him, he was talking to him, as they were talking he and the suspect get into a wrestling match,” said Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam.

The car Sheriff Adam said the suspect was driving was impounded behind the Sheriff’s Department and it had what is believed to be the suspect’s clothes on the floor board and passenger seat. The sheriff said while the interstate scuffle was going on, a second officer was sent to the scene.

Adam said the deputies, “Finally subdue him after about 10 or 15 minutes of fighting with him. Which in turn injured one of our officers.”

Adam said the scene became more intense after the suspect began making threats praying to Allah and saying he’s got a bomb and he’s going to blow everybody up. That’s when the sheriff says the Biloxi Bomb Squad was called.

“They x-rayed a couple of packages that were in the vehicle,” explained Sheriff Adam.

Fortunately no bomb was found in the car . But a background check on the suspect determined Alidoust is an Iranian national living in Lafayette, Louisiana on a work visa.

“And works for an oil company over there, a petroleum company.,The Iranian was then sent to the hospital, and at the hospital he’s still threatening to kill anyone who isn’t a member of Islam or Muslim. When we have somebody that’s making these threats, we know he’s Iranian, we know he’s a Muslim, and regardless what anybody says, dammit, they’ve killed people. So we have to take it seriously and we are,” explained Adam.

The Sheriff said the suspect told his deputies he was nude because he is required to pray that way.

Adam said, “If that’s what they believe I can care less. They can do it. just don’t do it on the interstate.”

The sheriff says the case will be sent to the U.S. Attorney General.  So after the suspect faces charges in Hancock County, he will face federal terrorist threat charges.

What Non-Believing Muslims Say About Faith In The World’s Largest Muslim Country

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“If Islam is a religion of peace, why are people so violent?”

That rhetorical question brought me up short. I wasn’t watching Pamela Geller’s latest piece of Islamophobic stagecraft or listening to a stump speech from a UK Independence Party candidate.

I was talking to Evan, a 26-year-old student in Yogyakarta, a peaceful, Muslim-dominated university town in Indonesia.

“People who say that what extremists are doing isn’t Islamic are just cherry-picking what they like,” said Evan, who was raised in a “not very religious” Muslim family and now identifies himself as atheist. “I’ve read the whole Quran, and it’s just not for me.”

Evan–who asked to be identified by a pseudonym–is part of a small but growing network of atheists in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country. About 70 members of the group live near Yogyakarta, and about 1,500 more are connected through a private Facebook account based in Singapore.temp12-22

That caution is understandable. Though Indonesia is officially pluralistic, belief in God is enshrined in its constitution, and at least one prominent nonbeliever has been prosecuted under the country’s blasphemy law.

Meeting Evan, along with several other religiously disaffiliated young people in Yogyakarta, has been on my mind because of a recent piece in The Guardian about suffering and alienation among Muslim atheists in Britain. For me, the most striking feature of this angle on Muslims who question their faith is its tight focus on a handful of stories that conform to one of the dominant Western narratives about Islam–that its adherents are either the mindless purveyors or the helpless victims of a form of violence coded into the DNA of their tradition. The most common example of this fun-house mirror distortion of Islam is the casting of violent fringe groups as mainstream Muslims.

The pervasiveness of such distortions explains how Evan–a media-saturated Millennial sitting in a café at the heart of a vibrant city in a young, relatively stable Muslim democracy–could wonder why Muslims are so violent.

A few of the young men and women I met in Yogyakarta said they had experienced ostracism and even threats as a consequence of their questioning the faith. But the common and far more compelling element threading through all of their stories was the fierce drive to examine the systems of belief that have shaped them. This intense self-scrutiny has led some of them to walk away from belief altogether, while others are reimagining their identities as Muslims in ways that are radically different from the beliefs and practices of their family members and more religiously traditional Muslim peers.

In addition to Evan, I also met Aditya–Adit, for short–while I was in Yogyakarta. Adit, 23, was raised Muslim, like his father, though his mother is Christian. His first step on the road to unbelief was questioning the concepts of heaven and hell when he was a teenager. In his father’s family’s version of Islam, his mother would have to convert if she wanted to avoid damnation.

“At one point I was afraid to question any further,” Adit said. “I still had a problem with it, but I was afraid of going to hell!”

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 UK: Local Muslims Persecute Converts from Islam

Even when they leave their ratholes and go live in another country, if you leave Islam, they will come for you. That’s control by fear.

If there was freedom to leave Islam , there would be no Islam.

Two British converts from Islam have been plagued by the persistent presence of mobs outside of their home in Bradford.

According to Barnabas Aid, after Nissar Hussain and his wife converted from Islam to Christianity in 1996, they have been harassed by local Muslims.

“We are quite simply living as prisoners in our home and as soon as we try to venture outside we are jeered at, mocked, and sworn at,” said Hussain.

Years of persecution had forced Hussain’s family to move from their home in 2006. But after the couple participated in “Unholy War” — a BBC documentary that highlighted the plight of Muslim converts to Christianity — the family has again been singled out for abuse.

Unfortunately, in the UK converts from Islam get little help from the police, local authorities or even other Christians. In fact, the only official advice they received was to “stop trying to be a ‘crusader’ and move out.”

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