WARMINGTON: Was Danforth attack terror, or terrorism?

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/warmington-was-danforth-attack-terror-or-terrorism

It was terror on the Danforth no question.

But was it terrorism?

In the hours following the evil carnage that took the lives of two girls, just 10 and 18 and wounded 14 others in a merciless flurry of gunfire along the restaurant-lined streets of Greektown, a complicated picture is emerging of 29-year-old Faisal Hussain, who also died after exchanging gunfire with police.

His family released a statement to CBC News expressing their “deepest condolences” to victims and their families,  saying their son struggled with “severe mental health challenges.“

Meanwhile, my law-enforcement sources confirm investigators are looking at every avenue — including a potential jihadi-inspired mission.

Files being reviewed by police include concern Hussain expressed “support” for a website that was seen as “pro-ISIL,” says a law enforcement source.

Sources say police in Toronto and CSIS officials in Ottawa, as well as the RCMP, are looking into his past, which sources say include his residence in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Hussain apparently had been spoken to by authorities about his online activities. Sources say Toronto Police, the OPP and the RCMP have all had an interest in the now-deceased shooter.

What law enforcement is saying is that the attack was planned, and Hussain was “well known to Toronto Police” for investigations into past crimes “involving weapons and violence.”

He was also known to hang out behind his building at 43 Thorncliffe Park Blvd. with a group of 20 friends.

“Police were called once because they thought Faisal was carrying a gun,” said someone who was there. “No gun was found.”

Meanwhile, Hussain’s family emailed a statement to CBC News outlining a life-long struggle with mental illness, depression and psychosis.

“We are utterly devastated by the incomprehensible news that our son was responsible for the senseless violence and loss of life that took place on the Danforth,” the statement read.

“While we did our best to seek help for him throughout his life of struggle and pain, we could never imagine that this would be his devastating and destructive end.

“Our hearts are in pieces for the victims and for our city as we all come to grips with this terrible tragedy. We will mourn those who were lost for the rest of our lives.”

A neighbour living near the apartment where Hussain lived with his parents said Faisal told him he previously worked in a bakery and as a grocer. While some friends said he was “not at all radical,” others said he was more interested in Islamic discussions “when there were more people around.”

At the 65 Mussallah Mosque near the building, Abubaker Patel said he knew Faisal’s father well, calling him “the nicest guy in the world.” The elder Hussain is in Sunnybrook Hospital and his other son has been in a coma for the past year, Patel said.

Faisal, he suggested, has lived alone in the apartment in the meantime.

Sources say the deceased shooter’s personal life is being explored — including searching his family’s residence in Unit 707 in the Thorncliffe apartment building.

Police executed a search warrant Monday and were set to hunt for what they were told could be a stockpile of weapons and perhaps explosives. They were also interested in computers and hard drives.

While police made clear they have not ruled out any motives, the investigation will undoubtedly uncover the broken pieces of a life that ended in senseless violence and death.

Little comfort to his victims, or to a city struggling to make sense of this tragedy.

Texas: Muslim murders his daughter’s Christian husband to recover his honor

 

islamic law forbids Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men; the Qur’an says: “And chaste women from among the believers and chaste women from among those who were given the Scripture before you, when you have given them their due compensation, desiring chastity, not unlawful sexual intercourse or taking lovers.” (5:5) This is generally understood among Islamic scholars to mean that Muslim men may marry chaste Muslim women and chaste women from the People of the Book (Jews and Christians; Islamic law forbids Muslim men from marrying Zoroastrian women). But because “chaste men from among those who were given the Scripture before you” are not mentioned, it is generally understood by Islamic scholars that marriages between Muslim women and Jewish or Christian men are forbidden, and all the schools of Islamic law forbid them.

Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”

Until the encouragement Islamic law gives to honor killing is acknowledged and confronted, more women will suffer.

 

“Wife Testifies Against Jordanian Man on Trial for 2 Slayings,” NBCDFW, July 20, 2018 (thanks to the Geller Report):

The wife of a Jordanian-born man on trial for capital murder says her husband sneaked into their son-in-law’s Texas apartment before fatally shooting him in 2012.

The Houston Chronicle reports that 40-year-old Shmou Alrawabdeh testified Wednesday as part of a plea bargain to reduce her charges in the slaying of Coty Beavers. Her husband is also accused of killing Iranian women’s rights activist Gelareh Bagherzadeh, who encouraged their daughter to marry Beavers.

Alrawabdeh told the jury her husband, Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, slipped into Beavers’ unlocked apartment near Houston and shot him after their daughter left for work.

She says her husband, a conservative Muslim, believed the only way to recover his honor was to kill the Christian man his daughter ran away to marry.

Irsan’s lawyers deny the allegations….

 

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/07/texas-muslim-murders-his-daughters-christian-husband-to-recover-his-honor

20 Großfamilien in Berlin Clans haben die Straßen aufgeteilt

https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/berlin/polizei/20-grossfamilien-in-berlin-clans-haben-die-strassen-aufgeteilt-30986292#

 

Der Schlag kam massiv – und völlig überraschend. Plötzlich standen am vorigen Freitag 40 Finanzermittler des Landeskriminalamtes vor den Türen verschiedener Clanmitglieder. Zwölf Adressen der Großfamilie R. wurden in Berlin durchsucht, eine in Brandenburg. Insgesamt wurden an diesem Tag 77 Immobilien beschlagnahmt – mit einem Gesamtwert von rund zehn Millionen Euro. Finanziert wurden diese Immobilien zumindest zum Großteil mit Geld aus kriminellen Machenschaften, so der Vorwurf. „Sie ahnten nicht, dass wir ihnen auf den Fersen waren“, sagten am Donnerstag Ermittler, als die Durchsuchung bekannt geworden ist. „Die Konspiration ist aufgegangen.“

Schließfächer aufgebrochen

Mitglieder der Großfamilie R. sind bereits seit Jahren der Polizei wegen besonderer Taten bekannt. So brachen sie im Oktober 2014 in eine Filiale der Sparkasse in Mariendorf ein. Sie ließen sich einschließen und brachen innerhalb von zwei Tagen mehr als 100 Schließfächer auf. Beute: knapp zehn Millionen Euro. Bevor sie flüchteten, zündeten sie Gas. Dabei unterlief ihnen allerdings ein folgenschwerer Fehler und die Filiale explodierte.

Einer der Einbrecher, ein 29-Jähriger aus der Familie R. wurde verletzt und verlor Blut. Durch die DNA, die bei der Polizei bereits gespeichert war, kamen die Ermittler dem Mann auf die Spur. Er wurde ein Vierteljahr später auf dem Flughafen Rom erkannt und verhaftet. Der 29-Jährige war mit einem falschen Pass aus der Türkei nach Italien gereist. Kurz darauf wurde er nach Berlin überstellt.

Die Familie R.: Einer von vielen Clans

Auch der Raub einer 100 Kilogramm schweren Goldmünze aus dem Bodemuseum im März vergangenen Jahres soll auf das Konto der Familie R. gehen. Die Münze im Wert von 3,5 Millionen Euro ist bis heute spurlos verschwunden. Im Juni 2017 waren Haftbefehle gegen vier Verdächtige erlassen worden, inzwischen sind zwei Männer wieder auf freiem Fuß.
Zwei Monate später sollen zwei Angehörige der Familie R. einen Mann getötet haben, weil er von dem Clan 100.000 Euro zurück haben wollte, die er der Großfamilie geliehen hatte.

Die Familie R. ist einer von verschiedenen Clans. In Berlin leben nach Schätzungen der Polizei knapp 20 arabische Großfamilien. Ihnen gehören jeweils bis zu 500 Mitglieder an. Zwölf Clans bereiten der Polizei große Probleme, weil sie immer wieder Straftaten innerhalb der organisierten Kriminalität (OK) begehen. Allerdings, so die Polizei, sind nicht alle Familienmitglieder kriminell.

Straßen sind aufgeteilt

Die OK gehört in den Bezirken seit vielen Jahren zur Tagesordnung. Araber, Türken sowie Afrikaner agieren vorrangig im Westen der Stadt. Sie meiden den Osten, weil er ihrer Meinung nach fremdenfeindlich ist. Das stört Russen, Osteuropäer und Asiaten weniger, sagen Ermittler. Einige arabische Clans wohnen in Neukölln und haben dort bestimmte Straßen unter sich aufgeteilt. Die Familienmitglieder verlassen ihren Kiez nur dann, wenn es sein muss, sagen Fahnder. Das Problem ist aber nicht auf Berlin beschränkt. Auch im Ruhrgebiet, in Niedersachsen und Bremen sind die Clans aktiv.

Am schwierigsten für die Ermittler sind die abgeschotteten Familienstrukturen. So kamen etwa die sogenannten Mhallamiye-Kurden in den 80er Jahren aus dem Südosten der Türkei über den Libanon nach Deutschland, meist nach Berlin, Essen und Bremen. Um zu überleben, mussten die Familien zusammenhalten. „Die Großfamilie ist alles und der Rest ist nichts“, beschrieb einmal ein Forscher das Muster.

Kriminalität durch ungeklärten Aufenthaltsstatus

Viele Mitglieder dieser Großfamilien – auch mit palästinensischer oder libanesischer Herkunft – durften in Deutschland nicht arbeiten, weil sie offiziell staatenlos waren und ihr Aufenthaltsstatus ungeklärt war. Kriminalität wurde zu einer Haupteinnahmequelle mancher Clans und ist es bis heute geblieben. Lediglich die Methoden wurden verfeinert. Anstatt mit Erpressung und Totschlag agieren die Clans heute, zunehmend im Immobilienbereich. So auch die Familie R..

Ein Drittel der Verfahren zur organisierten Kriminalität richten sich gegen Mitglieder arabischer Großfamilien, sagen Ermittler im Landeskriminalamt. Aktuelle Zahlen gibt es nicht. Mehr als die Hälfte der Verdächtigen aus diesen Clans habe inzwischen einen deutschen Pass.

Zeugen werden mundtot gemacht

Drogenhandel, Schutzgelderpressung und illegales Glückspiel werfen hohe Gewinne ab. Dazu kommen Überfälle wie vor Jahren auf ein Pokerturnier mitten in Berlin und auf die Schmuckabteilung im KaDeWe.
Der frühere Bezirksbürgermeister von Neukölln, Heinz Buschkowsky (SPD), beschrieb vor Jahren im Fernsehen einmal die Schwierigkeiten der Polizei in ganz Deutschland:

„Sie können da keinen Fremden einschleusen. Zeugen werden ganz schnell mundtot gemacht, mit Gewalt, mit Bedrohungen. Wenn heute acht Leute verhaftet worden sind, heißt das noch lange nicht, dass es auch zu acht Verurteilungen kommt. Geld spielt da überhaupt gar keine Rolle und diese Familien beschäftigen für gewöhnlich die besten Anwaltskanzleien der Stadt.“

Stadtentwicklung gestört

Seine Nachfolgerin Franziska Giffey (SPD), inzwischen Bundesfamilienministerin, sagte damals: „Durch die Machenschaften dieser kriminellen Großfamilien wird (…) die Entwicklung einer Stadt, die Entwicklung eines Bezirks erheblich gestört und dem muss Einhalt geboten werden.“

Ähnlich wie der italienischen Mafia in den 1960er-Jahren in New York wurde inzwischen auch den arabischen Clans in Neukölln ein filmisches Denkmal gesetzt: Die Serie „4 Blocks“ über die Geschäfte und blutigen Machtkämpfe einer Großfamilie lief im Fernsehen und gewann zahlreiche Preise.

 

Mossad said to have thwarted Iranian plot to bomb opposition rally in France

Israel’s Mossad spy agency thwarted a terror attack in a Paris suburb last month, giving authorities in France, Germany, and Belgium crucial intelligence that led to arrests of a cell headed by an Iranian diplomat, Hebrew media reported Thursday.

The cell, headed by an Iranian diplomat at the Austrian embassy in Vienna, also consisted of  two Belgian nationals and an alleged accomplice in France. They planned to bomb a June 30 conference organized by an Iranian dissident group, the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran.

About 25,000 people attended the rally in the Paris suburb of Villepinte.

 

The Mossad, in conjunction with their counterparts from Belgium, France, and Germany, led a hunt that crossed several European borders and prevented the bombing, Hadashot news reported, without giving sources.

 

The operation included tracking the suspects and eavesdropping on them,  Hadashot said.

The Belgian nationals, a husband and wife identified as Amir S. and Nasimeh N., were charged earlier this month with their role in the plot.

The couple, described by Belgian prosecutors as being “of Iranian origin,” carried 500 grams (about a pound) of the volatile explosive TATP along with a detonation device when an elite police squad stopped them in a residential district of Brussels.

The arrests came days before Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif met with European nations to try to shore up the 2015 nuclear accord, after US President Donald Trump walked away from the deal.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alluded to the operation ahead of the meeting.

“There is a meeting this week by the P4 without the United States…” and “the P4 invited Iran’s President Rouhani to attend,” Netanyahu said derisively at an event to mark US Independence Day.

“At the same time, in recent days, this same regime dispatched a terrorist cell to carry out a major terrorist action in France. The commander of this terrorism cell was an Iranian diplomat in Austria… This Iranian terror plot was planned on the soil of Europe on the same week that the European leaders are supposed to meet the president of Iran about circumventing the sanctions on Iran,” Netanyahu said.

The newspaper Bild identified the Iranian diplomat as 47-year-old Assadollah A.

Police carried out five raids across Belgium linked to the affair, authorities said, though they refused to detail any results of the operation.

The People’s Mujahedeen (MEK), formed in the 1960s to overthrow the shah of Iran, fought the rise of the mullahs in Tehran following the 1979 Islamic revolution.

It earned itself a listing as a “terrorist organization” by the US State Department in 1997 and was only removed from terror watchlists by the European Union in 2008 and by Washington in 2012.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/mossad-thwarted-iranian-plot-to-bomb-opposition-rally-in-france-report/

British Victim of Pakistani Rape Gang Trafficked to Morocco for Prostitution

A victim of a Pakistani rape gang has said that at one point during her abuse, she was trafficked to the North African country of Morocco where she was prostituted and repeatedly raped.

Writing in her book No Way Out, ‘Kate Elysia’ — a pseudonym — also revealed that she was sexually abused by more than 70 men from Birmingham and the West Midlands for years, but only two rapists were ever convicted, reports BirminghamLive.

Kate wrote that she had been living in sheltered accommodation and studying for her A-Levels (final school examinations) when she was first raped by ‘Farooq’ (also a pseudonym).

 

“I was 18 the first time I was raped. I was 18 when I was serially gang-raped. I was 18 when I was trafficked all over England and given to many men, sometimes as many as ten in one night,” she said.

In her novel, Kate revealed she once had been trafficked to Morocco where she was kept in an apartment in Marrakesh —  encountering another girl trafficked for sex “not more than 15” — and was raped by multiple men.

 

“I can’t remember how many times I’m raped that night, or by who,” she said.

The victim explained that her traffickers then drove here back to the UK in the van she had travelled in which was then allegedly full of cocaine.

 

The rape gang survivor decided to tell her story to highlight vulnerable adult women — as well as young girls — are being raped and abused by gangs, reports the Daily Record, and that the psychological impact can induce victims to return to their abusers as she had before finally reporting her assaults.

“There is a lot in the media about under-age girls being trafficked, and rightly so,” Kate said.

“But there is not so much about girls who are over the age of consent, or who are 18 and considered to be adults.”

Kate had developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after being raped by Farooq and his cousin ‘Shayyir Ali’.

 

Talking about her mental health, she explained: “The behaviour of someone suffering with PTSD can seem very confusing.”

“It just doesn’t make rational sense why an abuse victim who escaped one situation of being abused would have irrational urges to go back to the source of that abuse,” she said, describing herself “helpless” but to return to her abusers.

 

According to the rape survivor, only Farooq and Shayyir Ali were prosecuted and jailed. During her years of abuse, Kate said that she began to be abused by other men linked to the cousins.

“The Pakistani men I came into contact with made me believe I was nothing more than a s**t, a white w***e. They treated me like a leper, apart from when they wanted sex.

“I was less than human to them, I was rubbish,” she wrote.

Breitbart London has reported on several grooming gangs in Rochdale, Rotherham, and most recently in Telford, where groups of Muslim, Pakistani-origin men preyed on vulnerable, mostly white girls and women.

Police and local authorities were found by reviews and victim statements to have failed to have dealt with the rape gangs due to a culture of political correctness and fear of being labelled racist.

Like Kate, other survivors from Rotherham and Rochdale have said that some of their abusers are still walking the streets and still abusing girls.

 

https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/07/16/british-victim-of-pakistani-rape-gang-trafficked-to-morocco-for-prostitution/

Våldtäktsman slog sönder sin cell: “Röka – annars blod!”

NRIKES. Den 23-årige mannen från Syrien dömdes nyligen för att ha försökt våldta en kvinna under knivhot efter att ha klagat på hur hon klädde sig. Bara ett halvår senare frigavs han och nu döms mannen återigen för att ha slagit sönder sin cell och under dödshot ha misshandlat personal på häktet. Även denna gång slipper 23-åringen utvisning.

 

Fria Tider skrev i oktober om domen mot den nu 23-årige Ashraf från Syrien som då hade försökt våldta en kvinna i skånska Lönsboda.

Syriern hade under en tid trakasserat kvinnan och bland annat sagt att han “våldtar pojkar och barn”, uppgav offret. Hon blev i sista stund räddad av en vaktmästare som lyckades avväpna mannen, som lyckats hotat sig in i kvinnans lägenhet.

Enligt vaktmästaren hade araben tidigare klagat på hur kvinnan klädde sig.

I tingsrätten dömdes 23-åringen till ett år och fyra månaders fängelse för en lång rad brott – men slapp utvisning. Redan i april i år blev han villkorligt frigiven.

Eftersom han misskötte sig under frigivningen omhändertogs han av polis den 5 juni, och när han sattes i förvar på häktet i Kristianstad begick han där nya brott som han nu döms för.

Den 7 juni larmades häktespersonalen om att det var stökigt i Ashrafs cell. När de öppnade luckan i dörren slungade 23-åringen en termos rakt emot dem. Han började sedan kasta andra föremål mot personalen och slog sönder tv:n och radion i cellen.

– Kommer ni in här så kommer jag till att döda alla! skrek syriern.

När han vägrade lyda personalen sprutade de in pepparsprej genom dörren. En grupp om 7-9 kriminalvårdare med sköld stormade sedan in i cellen för att övermanna Ashraf. Han lyckades ändå få in sparkar mot två av vårdarna, mot benet respektive magen.

När syriern sedan förflyttades till häktet i Malmö hotade han personalen även där när han inte omedelbart fick röka.

– Ska röka nu, annars blod! skrek han och hotade sedan att döda kriminalvårdaren.

Nu döms Ashraf återigen, av Kristianstads tingsrätt, för skadegörelse, våld mot tjänsteman, hot mot tjänsteman, våldsamt motstånd och ringa narkotikabrott. Straffet denna gång blir endast fem månaders fängelse.

Inte heller denna gång yrkade åklagaren att syriern skulle utvisas, så han får stanna i Sverige efter att ha avtjänat sitt nya korta straff.

http://www.friatider.se/v-ldt-ktsman-slog-s-nder-sin-cell-r-ka-annars-blod

Student Sues University After Man Who Believed God Commanded Him to Make Human Sacrifice Slashes Her

A woman survived a slashing attack by an unhinged college student claiming the Quran made him do it—but the emotional scars remain.

Now, Mary Hare is suing the University of British Columbia, claiming the institution lacked sufficient security measures in dorms “to make [students] reasonably safe” prior to October 4, 2016.

That’s the day when a Saudi Arabian engineering student barged into Hare’s third-floor dorm room, cut her throat and choked her until fellow students heard her screams and stopped him.

“UBC knew or should have been aware of the risk of forced entry into rooms and assaults and/or persons entering student residence dorm rooms,” read the lawsuit, filed on July 6 in B.C. Supreme Court and first reported by Courthouse News Service.

When Newsweek reached a university spokeswoman, she assured that a response to the civil lawsuit would be forthcoming.

Meanwhile, Hare’s attorney said he was not cleared by Hare to answer any questions since filing the lawsuit.

When the Oregon native was attacked, she was a freshman living in Room 350 of Salish House dorm, according to the suit.

She was inside her room when Thamer Hameed Almestadi, a freshmen engineering student from Saudi Arabia “entered the Dorm Room carrying a knife, and violently attacked [Hare] by slashing her throat with the knife and choking her,” the suit reads.

“I just opened the door and was attacked with a knife … He had a knife to my throat. I just didn’t know what was going on … I just started screaming somebody help me,” Hare testified in court during Almestadi’s trial last October.

Fortunately, two students heard Hare and rushed over to help her.

“I tried to get his hands off her neck that he was holding pretty tight, so I resorted to actually going after him,” said Adam Casey, then an 18-year-old engineering student, in an interview with CBC a day after the attack against Hare.

Luca Berg, then an art student from Hawaii, went for Almestadi’s legs to wrest him off Hare.

“I just go for his legs which were around her neck and take them off,” he told the outlet. “And, then she got out of the room and by that point she was safe.”

Almestadi claimed at trial that certain passages in the Quran triggered a psychotic disorder where God commanded him to make a human sacrifice, CTV News reported.

Rather than head to prison, the report added, Almestadi was found not criminally responsible for the attempted murder and assault charges. Instead, he was committed to a psychiatric hospital in the region for an indeterminate amount of time.

After facing down her assailant in open court, Hare said she could do so because of a reserve of willpower.

“I just know I did everything I could,” she told reporters outside court. “I fought him off.

“I don’t have any regrets for what I did. I was as strong as I could be.”

Hare, according to the suit, may never mend after the “permanent physical and mental disability,” that happened to her during and after the incident.

The suit notes that she had cuts to her throat, shoulder and wounds to her throat as well.

Emotionally, Hare has endured “loss of enjoyment of life” with bouts of depression, PTSD and “other injuries” that will be revealed at trial, according to the civil document.

Outside the courthouse last year, Hare said she hoped that what happened to her won’t “happen to anyone else.”

The time at the university for Hare is filled with complete dread.

“I came to BC and had so much hope for what it be like,” she said. “This is not how I expected it to go.”

And now every doorway, every time she sees people she is spooked.

“I’m still afraid to open a door,” she said. “I’m still afraid of going outside.

“And I’m still afraid of meeting people just because I have that residual fear of opening the door and seeing someone standing there. That’s not easy to get over.”

https://en.brinkwire.com/news/student-sues-university-after-man-who-believed-god-commanded-him-to-make-human-sacrifice-slashes-her/

‘Emotional nature’ of women make them unsuitable for leadership/witness roles, according to Islamic scripture and leaders

At Dundas square in downtown Toronto, there is a Islamic Dawah booth that gives out free information on Islam. One of the booklets that was given out is called ‘Women in Islam‘.

This book  points out the lesser leadership/witness abilities of women because of their emotional nature.

Following are some excerpts from ‘Women in Islam

“Divine wisdom has granted women, in general, very sensitive emotions, tender feelings, and a predisposition towards care and love of other members of the family. This makes a woman capable of her natural task of childbearing, nursing, taking care of all the needs of the young child, etc. Based on these emotional characteristics of the woman, she might very well follow her emotional inclinations and swerve from harsh realities due to an emotional involvement in a case. A woman’s loving and kind feelings might overcome what she has witnessed, and thus she may distort the story of her witness and testimony. At the same time the biological changes that occur in her body due to menses, pregnancy, child-birth and post-natal conditions reduce the sharpness of her memory and may make her forget the details of the issue. Therefore, a divine precautionary measure was established to eliminate any shortcoming on a woman’s part in any case of testimony. We would like to point out here one of the essential principles of the legal and judicial system in Islam, which states that the case is not valid for proceedings if a doubt arises in the case. Therefore, the strength of two female witnesses is intended to eliminate this doubt.”

The Islamic Circle of North America (Canada) website has an online teaching syllabus. Here you will find the book ‘The Gardens of the Righteous’, wherein you will see the same information about the lesser abilities of women in roles of leadership because of their emotional natures.

The Gardens of the Righteous (Arabic: Riyadh as-Salihin), is a compilation of verses from the Qur’an and hadith by Al-Nawawi. It contains a total of 1905 hadith divided across 372 chapters, many of which are introduced by verses of the Quran. It also adds modern commentary to the verses from the Qur’an and hadith.

The following are excerpts from the book which deal with the differences between women and men in Islam:

“[Hadith]:1879. Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Prophet (PBUH) said, “O women folk! You should give charity and be diligent in seeking Allah’s forgiveness because I have seen (i.e., on the Night of the Ascension to the highest heavens) that dwellers of the Hell are women.” A woman amongst them said: “Why is it that the majority of the dwellers of Hell are women?” The Prophet (PBUH) replied, “You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. In spite of your lacking in wisdom and failing in religion, you are depriving the wisest of men of their intelligence.” Upon this the woman asked: “What is the deficiency in our wisdom and in our religion?” He (PBUH) replied, “Your lack of wisdom can be well judged from the fact that the evidence of two women is equal to that one man. You do not offer Salat (prayer) for some days and you do not fast (the whole of) Ramadan sometimes, it is a deficiency in religion.”

[Muslim].

“Commentary:

“l. In this narration, certain weaknesses of the female sex have been pointed out, which are natural and pertain to the woman’s biology, psychology and embryology.

“According to biologists, during and before menstruation, a female’s thought process is affected. Similarly, her pulse and blood pressure are also altered. Females are also more prone to hysteria. For these reasons, the Qur’an has declared that when you have to appoint or choose witnesses among women, you should choose two in place of one man. Modern researches have proved this rule to be correct on the basis of biology, psychology and embryology.

“Again we know that physically speaking, the female has been named as the weaker sex. For these reasons, females have been excused from earning their livelihood. For earning livelihood, one may have to go out and work hard. Women have been exempted from this duty because of their biological differences and other considerations of Shari`ah. Present-day women who are ignorant of Islam and modern researches are not prepared to accept these scientifically and religiously proved facts. The West claims equality between the sexes. But this equality has not been established so far. Today all the important posts are occupied by males and all the international policies are framed by them alone. Even matters pertaining to women are decided by them. They have mostly relegated them to the posts of workers, secretaries and stenographers for their sexual satisfaction and enjoyment. After a struggle for hundred years, their condition today proves that they are the weaker sex.

“So, it is both beneficial and more respectful for her to limit herself to the sphere of action suggested for her by Islam. If she oversteps her sphere, she will certainly lose her female dignity and prestige, as has happened in the West. Her state and condition there is an eyeopener for all.

“2. Women should request forgiveness from Allah very often and be generous in charity. They should not show ungratefulness to their husbands and should avoid backbiting and cursing others so that they may save themselves from Hell.”

 

Canadian Muslim scholar: women are “ineligible for the position of head of state”

Dr. Jamal Badawi, the Vice-Chairman of the Islamic University, a former professor at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and an activist with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), presented a similar view in his book “Status of Women In Islam” which is being sold at ISNA bookstore in Mississauga. The following are excerpts from the book (p.16-17):

“Although not mentioned in the Qur’an, one Hadeeth of the Prophet is interpreted to make woman ineligible for the position of head of state. The Hadeeth referred to is roughly translated: “A people will not prosper if they let a woman be their leader.” This limitation, however, has nothing to do with the dignity of woman or with her rights. It is rather, related to the natural differences in the biological and psychological make-up of men and women.”

“According to Islam, the head of the state is no mere figurehead. He leads people in the prayers, especially on Fridays and festivities; he is continuously engaged in the process of decision-making pertaining to the security and well-being of his people. This demanding position, or any similar one, such as the Commander of the Army, is generally inconsistent with the physiological and psychological make-up of woman in general.”

“It is a medical fact that during their monthly periods and during their pregnancies, women undergo various physiological and psychological changes. Such changes may occur during an emergency situation, thus affecting her decision, without considering the excessive strain which is produced. Moreover, some decisions require a maximum of rationality and a minimum of emotionality – a requirement which does not coincide with the instinctive nature of women.”

 https://circanada.com/2018/07/11/emotional-nature-of-women-make-them-unsuitable-for-leadership-witness-roles-according-to-islamic-scripture-and-leaders/

Muslim human-rights advocate now claims Presbyterians ‘extreme’

A Palestinian human-rights activist who attended a recent Presbyterian Church USA meeting says the denomination is more extreme than Middle East extremists, and its tolerance apparently now extends to death threats against those whose opinion differs.

he report about Bassem Eid’s comments comes from Breaking Israel News.

Eid attended the PCUSA General Assembly in St. Louis, Missouri, to argue on behalf of a resolution “that sought to condemn Hamas for militarizing the Palestinian children in the Gaza strip.”

The resolution was rejected.

“These Presbyterians were more extremist than many extremists of the Middle East – they are completely disconnected from reality,” Eid said.

But worse, the report explained, was a death threat that came when another Palestinian man at the conference yelled: “I know who you are. I’m going to kill you.”

Eid said in the report he ignored the threat, but the man followed him and “again said in Arabic that he will kill me and that I am a traitor and a Zionist collaborator.”

That term, he noted, “is an accusations that Hamas has used to justify executing people.”

A WND call to the PCUSA requesting comment did not generate a response.

Eid said even though he reported the threat to police, the suspect was allowed to return to the conference.

“While the PCUSA said they would apprehend the aggressor and ban him from the facility, no such action was taken,” the report said.

StandWithUs CEO Roz Rothstein called PCUSA’s inaction “disturbing.”

Michael Gizzi, an elder in the church and official for Presbyterians for Middle East Peace said: “Death threats, intimidation, and harassment are usually taken pretty seriously. Unless, apparently you happen to be a speaker at an event advocating for a group that is slow to criticize Israel.”

Gizzi told Breaking Israel News, “Each trip to Israel further convinces me of how misguided the PCUSA activists are in their approaches and biases.”

Eid said the American denomination actually is “becoming a part of the conflict rather than part of the solution.

“Before you make statements on the conflict, you must learn and study the conflict deeper and look to the realities and facts on the ground,” he said.

 

Eid was jailed by Yasser Arafat 20 years ago and has been attacked for exposing Palestinian human rights violations.

He serves as a Jerusalem-based political analyst, human-rights activist and expert on Arab and Palestinian Affairs.

He established the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group and now is chairman of the Center for Near East Policy Research.

The PCUSA, at its meetings, considered 13 anti-Israel resolutions, including measures to end economic and military aid to Israel.

The denomination has been steadily losing members as it has moved to the left theologically.

In 2015 the National Black Church Initiative, a coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, ended its fellowship with PCUSA because it voted to approve same-sex marriage.

That move prompted Franklin Graham, CEO of Samaritan’s Purse, to say: “In His Word, the Bible, God has already defined marriage, as well as sin, and we should obey that rather than looking for ways to redefine it according to the desires of our culture. Marriage is defined as between a man and a woman – end of discussion. Anything else is a sin against God, and He will judge all sin one day.”

 
http://www.wnd.com/2018/07/muslim-human-rights-advocate-now-claims-presbyterians-extreme/

ZOA Appalled: Muslim Congress Features Anti-Semitic, Holocaust Denying, Anti-Gay, Pro-Terrorist Speakers at Annual Conference

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) denounced the Muslim Congress for its plan to feature anti-Semitic, Holocaust-denying, anti-gay, and pro-terrorist speakers at its 14th annual conference – entitled “Islam: Religion of Hope”—on July 6-8 in Orlando, Florida.

The Muslim Congress represents itself as a charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization whose objectives are “to promote Islamic knowledge, morality, divine values and cooperation among members living in various Muslim communities of North America.”  Yet the speakers that the Muslim Congress chose to feature at its conference do not endorse these benevolent objectives.  Instead, they promote hateful and divisive views, making false accusations against Jews, denying the Holocaust, inciting violence against gays, and promoting Islamic terrorist groups that have wreaked havoc on innocent civilians, including by kidnapping and raping young girls and women, and engaging in suicide bombings, beheadings, and other violence.

 

https://zoa.org/2018/07/10378254-zoa-appalled-muslim-congress-features-anti-semitic-holocaust-denying-anti-gay-pro-terrorist-speakers-at-annual-conference/