Friday, May 5, 2017

Islamists Continue to Push Their Agenda - In the U.S. and Overseas

May 5, 2017

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Bazian Uses Islamist Convention to Push "Islamophobia" Scare

by John Rossomando • May 5, 2017 •  IPT News 
University of California, Berkeley lecturer Hatem Bazian has made a career out of demonizing critics as Islamophobes and flipping the script, arguing jihad is not the problem, but its critics are.

Charismatic Islamist Seeks to Shake Up Belgian Politics

by Abigail R. Esman  •  May 3, 2017  •  Special to IPT News 
He's been called "a pimp for the Prophet" and the "Arab Malcolm X." He has celebrated the 9/11 attacks, been banned from entering the United Kingdom, and rejects Israel's legitimacy. He is pro-Hamas and outspokenly anti-Semitic. Yet his many followers see him as something of a savior, a voice of emancipation for Muslims in the West.

Syrian Regime Held Liable for Americans' Murders

by Abha Shankar  •  May 2, 2017  •  IPT News 
A federal court in Washington, D.C. has held Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's regime liable for the deaths of three Americans killed by a terrorist organization led by now-deceased Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

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PA Official Rejects 'Insane' Demand to Stop Paying Terrorists

May 4, 2017  •  Times of Israel 
PA President Mahmoud Abbas's foreign affairs adviser Nabil Shaath on Thursday told Israel Radio the demand was intentionally designed to sink any potential for renewed US-led Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

UN Accuses Saudi Arabia of Using Terror Laws to Suppress Free Speech

May 4, 2017  •  The Guardian 
Saudi Arabia has been accused of using anti-terror laws to suppress free expression and failing to carry out
independent inquiries into its Yemen bombing campaign
in a hard-hitting report published on Thursday by the
UN special rapporteur on human rights.

Abbas Holds Media Reception at Swanky D.C. Hotel

May 4, 2017  •  The Washington Free Beacon 
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was honored with a reception Wednesday evening in Washington, D.C., in which he gave brief remarks indicating that he is optimistic about the Trump administration's ability to lead successful peace talks. The NYT's Tom Friedman, Martin Indyk, and Bernie Sanders adviser Matt Duss were in attendance.

8 in Brazil Sentenced for Planning Attack Ahead of Rio 2016

May 4, 2017  •  Associated Press 
A judge in Brazil on Thursday sentenced eight men for planning an attack in the run up to the 2016 Summer Olympics, marking the first time that a much debated anti-terror law formed the basis of a case in Latin America's largest nation.

Hate Preacher 'Sickened' by Muslims who Associate with 'Non-Believers', Suspect in 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, to Give Keynote Speeches at Sydney Islamic Conference

May 4, 2017 
Yusha Evans has been invited by the United Muslims of Australia to speak at the Quest for Success conference which will be held at Sydney Olympic Park on May 7. Mr Evans has links to radical Australian preachers and made headlines in 2013 when he told his 350,000 Facebook followers it 'sickened' him when Muslims showed affection for 'disbelievers'.

Republican Mayoral Candidate Takes Steps to Distance Herself from Activist Linda Sarsour

May 4, 2017  •  New York Daily News 
Republican mayoral hopeful Nicole Malliotakis now deems activist Linda Sarsour "divisive" — but there's a digital trail connecting them, including a joint press release that disappeared from Malliotakis' Assembly website.

Fatah: Paying Terrorists Promotes Peace

May 3, 2017  •  Palestinian Media Watch 
In a strange twist of logic, Fatah is now arguing that donor countries should welcome the PA's paying salaries to terrorists with their money, since this practice promotes peace by keeping the Palestinian terrorists from joining "ISIS or any other extremist party... [We] say to the donor states [whose money goes to terrorists] that your donations help the PA bring peace to the Middle East."

Facebook to Hire Thousands of People to Monitor Violent Videos

May 3, 2017  •  The Telegraph 
Facebook has promised to hire thousands of human reviewers to police violent and illegal posts after widespread criticism of the social network's failure to censor content.

Netanyahu: Israel Coordinating with Russia to Stop Arms Transfers to Hezbollah

May 3, 2017  • 
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims that Israeli efforts to stop weapons transfers from Iran and Syria to Hezbollah are conducted in coordination with Russia so as
to avoid a clash between the two countries.

Lawsuit Blames Google, Facebook, Twitter for San Bernardino Terror Attack

May 3, 2017  • 
A lawsuit filed Wednesday in a California federal court blames Google, Facebook and Twitter for helping to cause the 2015 terror attack in San Bernardino that left 14 dead.

DHS Uncovered More Than 60 Cross-Border Tunnels along Mexican Border Used for Smuggling

May 3, 2017  •  The Washington Free Beacon 
The Department of Homeland Security uncovered more than 60 cross-border tunnels along the southwest border that were used to smuggle people and illicit drugs into
the United States over a five-year period, according to
a new government report

EXCLUSIVE: FBI Reveals Details of Investigation into WNY Terrorist Sympathizer

May 2, 2017  • 
After 130 people were killed in the November 2015 coordinated attacks on Paris, the Islamic State promised similar bloodshed on big cities in the U.S., like Chicago, Boston and New York. Soon after, they found the man
they wanted to carry out those attacks, in Rochester native
Emanuel Lutchman, a convicted terrorist sympathizer.

George Washington University Senate Narrowly Rejects Pro-Palestinian Divestment Resolution

May 2, 2017  •  The GW Hatchet 
The Student Association Senate narrowly rejected a resolution Monday night demanding that the University divest from 10 companies that supporters said were tied to human rights violations against Palestinians.

Muslim Brotherhood an 'Incubator' for U.S. Terror

May 2, 2017  • 
An Islamist is an Islamist is an Islamist – and just because movements like the Muslim Brotherhood preach non-violence does not mean they are entirely peaceful, because they just may be poisoning the minds of the next generation of jihadists.

An Internet Clean Of Jihadi Incitement – Not Mission Impossible

May 1, 2017  •  MEMRI 
Social media companies are beginning to lose advertising revenue due to the hateful content that appears on their sites. According to reports, major advertisers (Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, General Motors, Walmart, AT&T, HSBC, and others) are pulling ads from social media platforms
because they have found their ads placed alongside
terrorist videos.

Congress Must Press Qatar for Highlighting Hate Preacher

April 30, 2017  •  The Hill 
As Secretary of Defense James Mattis traveled to Qatar on Friday, April 21, his hosts were violating two important pledges in the ideological fight against terrorism.

Univ. of Wisconsin Student Measure Faults Israel for U.S. Police Violence Against Minorities

April 28, 2017  •  Jewish News Service 
The student council at the University of Wisconsin-Madison unanimously passed a provocative anti-Israel divestment resolution Wednesday that faults Israel for U.S. police violence against minorities.

Washington Post Commentator Whitewashes Palestinian Terrorism

April 28, 2017  •  The Algemeiner 
A recent Washington Post op-ed by Daoud Kuttab ("Palestinian resistance spreads to Israel's prisons," April 20, 2017) sanitized both Palestinian terrorism and the rejection of Israel's legitimacy.

Concerns Raised over Students' Unions' Anti-Israel Stance

April 27, 2017  •  BBC News 
Concerns over some students' unions' support for a boycott of Israel are being looked into by the Charity Commission, the BBC has learned. Some Jewish students in the UK say growing support for BDS has fuelled a rise in anti-Semitism on campuses.

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