Hate of Islam - page 04
Death sentence hangs
over Arab Christians -- 1/14/2003
the Jews are Dead there will be Peace ....
Except for the Buddhist, Christians, and Hindu still to be destroyed
Posted: February 14, 2003 By Art Moore WorldNetDaily.com
The bones of scores of villagers litter a "killing field" left in the wake of an unprovoked attack by Sudan's militant Islamic regime in which as many as 3,000 unarmed civilians died, according to a team of fact-finders.
Dennis Bennett of the relief group
Servant's Heart recently returned from Upper Nile Province where he and
his colleagues heard local survivors tell of a massive attack they believe
killed between one-third and one-half of the 6,000 people who lived in the
villages of Liang, Dengaji, Kawaji and Yawaji.
"My childrens bodies were being eaten by birds," she said, according to a transcript of a video interview. "The soldiers burned all our houses and took all our belongings. When the men went back to the village looking for [salvageable] items, they found almost nothing left."
Bennett said the estimate of up to 3,000 dead was made in part by counting survivors who have returned to the villages and those in refugee camps. But he wants an investigation from an independent monitoring team that was established in an agreement with the Khartoum regime last October.
Scene from rebuilt village of Liang (Dennis Bennett photo) "It was a completely unarmed region of more than 6,000 unarmed civilians," Bennett told WND. "No rebel soldier was in the area and none had ever been there."
'Jihad is our way' Backed by Muslim clerics, the National Islamic Front regime in the Arab and Muslim north declared a jihad on the mostly Christian and animist south in 1989. Since 1983, an estimated 2 million people have died from war and related famine. About 5 million have become refugees.
Sudan's holy war against the south was reaffirmed in October 2001 by First Vice President Ali Osman Taha. "The jihad is our way, and we will not abandon it and will keep its banner high," he said to a brigade of mujahedin fighters heading for the war front. "We will never sell out our faith and will never betray the oath to our martyrs."
Survivors in the Upper Nile villages said the attackers were members of the Sudan regular army from the Boing Garrison, commanded by Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Saleh.
Bennett said his team which included Mel Middleton, president of Freedom Quest International and Glenn Penner, communications director of Voice of the Martyrs Canada walked almost 30 miles each way in 115-degree heat to document the incident.
'Deliberate attacks' on civilians
The U.S. State Department said yesterday it has forwarded Bennett's findings to the international Civilian Protection and Monitoring Team, CPMT, assigned to report on violations of the March 2002 agreement between Khartoum and the rebel Sudanese People's Liberation Movement.
The agreement specifically barred both sides from attacking civilians. Bennett and his colleagues are urging the State Department to include details of the attack in the report to Congress mandated by the Sudan Peace Act, which was signed into law last October.
The Sudan Peace Act requires the U.S. administration to present a detailed report by April 21 of any acts of genocide or war crimes.
Remains found near attacked village (Dennis Bennett photo) Last Sunday, the CPMT issued a report charging that since Dec. 31, government-backed forces had initiated "deliberate attacks against non-combatant civilians and civilian facilities" in Western Upper Nile province.State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said Tuesday in response to the report that the U.S. condemns "these unconscionable attacks and abuses against civilians."
The CPMT said many of the attacks focused on towns along a road under construction between Bentiu and Adok that would provide access to numerous oil facilities in the province.
In a similar campaign in the Western Upper Nile and Kordofan Provinces in 1997, militia and government forces raided villages to clear out the area for an oil pipeline project to Port Sudan. China's national oil company holds a majority stake in the pipeline.
Many human rights groups charge that Khartoum is using oil revenues to fuel its war effort. Bennett, with 20 years experience in international risk management and banking, said he was the first to probe the link between oil and jihad that is now documented and publicized by the rights groups. His research began in 1996 when he asked: If you're the government of Sudan and you're broke, how are you paying for your war?
On his recent fact-finding trip, Bennett said his team came within five miles of the Government of Sudan positions from which the attack was launched. Three Arab nomads spying for the government were caught in a village Bennett visited, which forced his team to leave secretly and walk most of the night to reach safety.
Early morning assault
In the April 2002 attack, heavily-armed government forces reportedly struck in the early morning as the villagers slept, launching a rampage of killing, looting and burning down houses. Residents said the attackers were armed with 60 millimeter mortars, rocket-propelled grenades, 12.7 millimeter heavy machine guns and AK-47 assault rifles.
Mortar craters in area of Upper Nile village (Dennis Bennett photo) In a videotaped interview, villager Tunya Jok said he witnessed his 4-year -old daughter being shot and killed as she fled from the soldiers. Later, his 6-year-old son was captured and beheaded by the soldiers. The boy's body was thrown into a burning hut and his head planted upright, facing away from the dwelling.
Awtio, subchief of the village of Liang, said a young girl named Yata was captured by the soldiers and thrown into a fire.
Others fled into the bush and died there, he said.
Tunya Jok, who says 6-year-old son was beheaded by soldiers (Dennis Bennett photo) Wol Majief, a woman from Dengaji, said she began to flee when soldiers started shooting, but four of her children were killed. Teela, Anjota, Jotier and Berta were shot by the troops, she said.
Dengaji village chief Billy Worgo told Bennett's team, "Your coming here is good."
"This is the first time anyone from the outside has come to find out about this problem," he said. "This is very encouraging to us. Your visit makes us very happy."
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Art Moore is a news editor with WorldNetDaily.com.
Death sentence hangs
over Arab Christians
Congresswoman appeals to Israel on behalf of brothers wanted by Palestinian Authority
Posted: January 14, 2003
1:00 a.m. Eastern
© 2003 WorldNetDaily.com
WASHINGTON When Saeed and Nasser Salame, Arab brothers and residents of Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority, converted from Islam to Christianity, they didn't know it would cost them their homes, their friends possibly even their lives.
Saeed Salam was an active member of Fatah, Arafat's own party, when he converted. For this "crime" of conscience, he was imprisoned and tortured, according to a French Christian group and the Religious Freedom Council. The brothers decided their only hope was to escape to Israel and then, perhaps, to France or some other Western nation where they could practice their new faith freely. With one of them facing a death sentence, they escaped from a Palestinian Authority jail and made it to Israel.
But their problems are far from over. Israel has only been willing to issue them 30-day permits. They are now facing deportation back to the Palestinian Authority and, perhaps, death.
Fatah has accused both brothers of being Israeli collaborators. That charge often results in public lynching in the Palestinian Authority. The brothers now fear a sister may have been murdered since they arrived in Israel. She has vanished without a trace, they say. Rep. Jo Ann Davis, R-Va., and the Religious Freedom Coalition are calling upon Israel to extend asylum at least long enough so arrangements for emigration to Europe or elsewhere can be made. Davis, who sits on the House International Relations Committee and the Subcommittee on the Middle East, has formally asked the Israeli government through U.S. Ambassador Daniel Ayalon to assist the Salames.
"I request that you contact your appropriate officials in the Israeli government on behalf of these two brothers and recommend that they be granted asylum in your country," Davis' letter to Ayalon said. "I will conclude by noting that your nation remains in my thoughts and prayers due to the countless violent attacks your countrymen have endured in the past months."
At least 200 Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel are being held in Palestinian Authority prisons, according to Arab sources. Most were arrested by PA security forces in the Gaza Strip over the past two years, the sources said. Dozens of suspected Palestinian collaborators have been killed since the beginning of a Palestinian uprising in September 2000. In a three-month period last summer, some 14 Palestinians were lynched in the town of Tulkarm alone all on charges of collaboration with Israel.
More than 60 Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip have been killed since the beginning of the intifada for allegedly helping Israel's Shin Bet security service. The PA executed at least five others for the same reason. Palestinian human-rights groups and families of the detainees have complained that many were tortured during interrogation and some were forced to sign confessions.
William Murray, chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition, has worked to expose anti-Christian persecution within the Palestinian Authority. That bigotry, he says, is often disguised by charges of collaboration with Israel. "In that part of the world, your religion is on your birth certificate," he said. "In the case of Muslims renouncing their birth religion of Islam can result in banishment or violence." Murray said one of the brothers has been tortured by the PA police so severely that he bears the permanent scars of that ordeal. "We have an opportunity to reach out and help Palestinians who don't hate America, and it is an opportunity we should not ignore," Murray said.
He added: "There is
widespread knowledge of the persecution of Jews in Islamic areas of the
world, but little attention is paid to the price that is paid by Muslims who
convert to Christianity. That price is often death." Murray
concluded, "The Religious Freedom Coalition will work vigorously to bring
these brothers and their families to safety, either in Israel or another
By Julie Stahl
Flag desecrators issue threat - Urge Allah to 'give painful torment' to publicizers of video
Posted: June 11, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern
© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com
New York-based Muslims who desecrated the U.S. flag on a street corner issued a threat against Islam scholar Robert Spencer for publicizing their video of the event along with accusations of ties to foreign jihadists.
As WorldNetDaily reported, the video shows members of the Islamic Thinkers Society declaring Islam's dominance over America as they tread on a U.S. flag and then rip it apart in street demonstration.
The group, with alleged links to the British jihadist organization Al-Muhajiroun, said the demonstration was "in response to the desecration of the holy Quran by the Crusaders & Zionists at Guantanamo Bay," an allegation based on a retracted Newsweek story.
A posting on the Islamic Thinkers Society website says: May Allah s.w.t. help those who expose the Crusaders & Zionists and their dirty schemes. And may Allah s.w.t. continue to humiliate the enemies of Islam & Muslims. May Allah s.w.t. give painful torment to Robert Spencer and Grayson Levy who are waging an e-Crusade on us by publishing false information about us."
Grayson Levy facilitates websites for Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes and his Philadephia-based Middle East Forum.
The Islamic group's message continues:
DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT ROBERT SPENCER AND GRAYSON LEVY WRITES ABOUT US. THEY ARE THE ONES WHO ARE PRODUCING HATRED AMONGST INNOCENT AND GULLIBLE AMERICAN PUBLIC TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE DESECRATION OF THE QUR'AN. SO WE SAY THIS AGAIN:
WE THE MUSLIMS OF Islamic Thinkers Society ARE AN INTELLECTUAL & POLITICAL NON-VIOLENT ORGANIZATION . AND WE DO NOT HAVE ANY CONNECTIONS WITH FOREIGN ORGANIZATIONS WHATSOEVER.
Spencer said in a posting on his weblog Jihad Watch that if the group has no connection to foreign organizations then it simply makes them "100 percent American jihadists."
"They have made their loyalties abundantly clear by trampling on the flag while talking about Islam conquering America," Spencer writes.
"They spoke eloquently, without a trace of irony, about how America, unlike Muslim countries, allows them freedom of speech, so that they can do things like show how much they consider America the enemy and want to destroy it without fear of legal repercussions," he continues. "Very well: now we know where they stand. I hope that law enforcement authorities are paying very, very close attention to this 'less than a handfull of Muslims' as they continue to engage in 'public da'wah' [spreading Islam]."
The five-minute video begins with a man speaking in clear English: "Just to show where our loyalty belongs to you see this flag here? It's going to go on the floor [sic]. And to us, our loyalty does not belong to this flag, our loyalty belongs to Allah ... ."
Later, after noting he has a legal permit for the demonstration, the speaker shouts, "You Muslims who are hiding in your houses, don't be afraid. Come and join us. Join us in the revival of all Islam. Join us to revive the Muslims from darkness into light."
Another speaker refers to the mandate for "Islam to dominate over all other religions, to dominate the world, even though the non-Muslims may hate it."
Earlier this month, a contributor to the website RevivingIslam.com posted a threat to Spencer that read, "May Allah rip out his spine from his back and split his brains in two, and then put them both back, and then do it over and over again."
Hamas Says Gaza Withdrawal
Won't Stop Conflict
By Julie Stahl CNSNews.com Jerusalem Bureau Chief July 14, 2005
Gaza City (CNSNews.com) - The scheduled withdrawal of Israeli communities from the Gaza Strip is a defeat for Israel, and the armed conflict that led to that "defeat" will continue until Israel leaves all of the West Bank and Israel, a senior Hamas leader said in an interview with Cybercast News Service.
Hamas, on the State Department's list of terrorist organizations, is taking credit for Israel's decision to uproot Jewish communities and Israeli military bases from the Gaza Strip and the northern West Bank. The disengagement, initiated by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, is scheduled to begin in mid-August.
Mahmoud al Zahar, 60, is the most senior Hamas member in Gaza, although he refuses to admit it. Since Israel assassinated the group's spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin in March 2004 and his successor Abdel Aziz Rantissi a month later, the Hamas leadership has gone underground.
Educated in Cairo, Zahar is a surgeon who once taught at an Islamic university, he said. Far from being grateful for the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, Zahar said the process needs to continue -- until Jews also leave the entire West Bank and all of Israel.
"They are going to leave [Gaza], not because this is a gift from Israel. This is because they failed to confront our people, so don't describe their withdrawal from here...as a gift for the Palestinians," Zahar said in an interview at his home in Gaza. "This is because they are defeated here."
Two years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon described the Gaza Strip settlement of Netzarim as a vital part of Israel's national security and now he is going to leave, said Zahar. That is because of the "effective armed struggle," he said.
"Just wait and see the dirty game when they are going to [take] the settlers from this land," Zahar said.
"The press [will show] how they are weeping and they are crying because they are going to extract them from their homeland. This is a fabricated story," he said, adding that the Jewish settlers "came here, stole our land, killed our people."
Jewish people believe that God promised them the land of Israel, including the Gaza Strip, as an eternal inheritance.
But Hamas will never recognize the existence of a Jewish State in the region, said Zahar.
According to his theology, the land here belongs to Islam, and the creation of the State of Israel 1948 was a colonial move by the West.
Hamas wants to overthrow the Jewish State and establish a pan-Islamic nation in its place - one extending from Lebanon to Egypt and from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea -- all of the Gaza Strip, West Bank and Israel, he said.
Hurt Israel, help Palestinians
Gaza City, a Hamas stronghold, sprawls for miles, encompassing refugee camps and neighborhoods in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Divided boulevards branch off into dusty, unpaved side streets. Children play and walk unattended in the streets.
Cars old and new share the roads with donkey and horse carts -- many driven by youngsters -- transporting everything from vegetables to junk. The city has only a handful of traffic lights.
Hamas is everywhere in the city. The organization's green flags flutter from the tops of light posts. Billboards display pictures of "martyrs" -- those who have been killed while committing terror attacks or in confrontations with Israel.
Hamas -- the Arabic acronym for The Islamic Resistance Movement -- got its start as an Islamic charitable organization offering widespread social and educational services to impoverished Palestinians while promoting Islam. It later turned to terrorism.
Since the early 1990s, Hamas has carried out some of the grizzliest terror attacks in Israel, including suicide bombings on buses and in other public places.
But Palestinians see a different side of Hamas. This week, buses flying Hamas flags ferried children to summer camps.
Outside a falafel shop, a poster with smiling male faces on it announces a combined wedding in September for 60 couples who cannot afford to have their own -- sponsored by Hamas. (The betrothed don't necessarily have to be Hamas members.)
While Hamas has widespread popular support in Gaza, the Palestinian Authority is still struggling to assert its authority. In recent municipal elections, Hamas won sweeping victories over the Fatah (PLO) Party of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
If Hamas' popularity translates into victories in upcoming parliamentary elections, it is expected to have a negative impact on future Israeli-Palestinian relations.
One Fatah member says Israel can blame itself for Hamas' ascendancy.
Abdallah Frangi, a member of Fatah's central committee and the PLO's ambassador to Germany, criticized Israel for not coordinating its withdrawal from Gaza with the P.A. and for destroying the P.A.'s infrastructure during the last four years of conflict.
That has allowed Hamas to gain strength, Frangi said during an interview at his home in Gaza.
Hamas is planning to make a "big show" when Israel leaves the Gaza Strip, just as Hizballah did when Israel left Lebanon in 2000, said Frangi. (Hizballah continued to attack Israel, even as Israel withdrew its troops, so Hizballah could claim that they had chased Israel out of Lebanon.)
Frangi said he does not expect Hamas to use violence against Israel. However, Hamas has continued to fire rockets and mortar shells at Israeli communities almost daily, both inside and outside the Gaza Strip.
"We [are trying] to build a government from all the Palestinian movements," Frangi said. "They [Hamas] are not willing to do it...They want to give the people here the feeling that they are those people that are responsible for [forcing] the Israelis [to leave] the Gaza Strip."