David Cameron: Isis terrorists are planning attacks in Britain


Locutus
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The Prime Minister says the crisis in Iraq must not be ignored as jihadists will 'attack us here at home'

Jihadists from the Islamic terrorist group Isis are planning attacks on British soil, David Cameron has said.

The Prime Minister warned that the current crisis in Iraq must not be dismissed as a foreign problem because the same terrorists are planning to “attack us here at home in the United Kingdom”.

Insurgents from Iraq, Somalia, Nigeria and Mali as well as those in Syria must be dealt with or the “problems will come back and his us at home".

Mr Cameron issued his warning at Prime Minister Questions following his fears that British born extremists fighting in Iraq and Syria now represent the most serious threat to our security.

Hundreds of Britons are connected to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, which controls large swathes of Iraq and has overtaken the al-Qa’ida organisation founded by Osama bin Laden as the most powerful and effective extreme jihadi group in the world.



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gopher
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Fight them there so that we don't have to fight them here.




Same thing was said by pro Vietnam war pundits and pro Iraq war pundits. Anyone foolish enough to buy into this propaganda needs to have their heads examined and de-programmed.
 
Nuggler
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How did all the terrists get into the UK ?

 
BaalsTears
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Quote: Originally Posted by NugglerView Post

How did all the terrists get into the UK ?

Their parents immigrated to the UK.
 
Nuggler
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Quote: Originally Posted by BaalsTearsView Post

Their parents immigrated to the UK.


That was a rhetorical question...........
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by BaalsTearsView Post

Their parents immigrated to the UK.


England has been the breeding grounds of the worlds most heinous colonialist terrorists for at least a thousand years. They certainly don't need any outside expertise in that trade.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by BaalsTearsView Post

Their parents immigrated to the UK.


Ukip will sort it. Don't worry.

I don't know what Canada will do, though. Whilst the British people, and parties such as Ukip, are pressurising the Government into cutting immigration massively, Canada remains an open door for foreign scum.

Amongst the OECD countries, Canada ranks fifth behind US, Germany, UK and Spain for the number of immigrants it receives annually, although those four are larger nations than Canada.

In the West, only the Irish Republic has a faster-growing Muslim population than Canada, so Canada is well on its way to becoming a large breeding ground for Islamic terrorism.

The British are sorting out their problem with Islamisation; but the cringy PC Canadians will do nothing about it in their own country until it's too late.

You need a Ukip or a BNP.
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tay
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'Isis' flag flown in east London: When the estate was approached last night, a group of about 20 youths swore at Guardian journalists and told them to leave the area immediately. One youth threatened to smash a camera.


A black flag with white Arabic writing, similar to those flown by jihadist groups, was flying at the entrance of an east London (external - login to view) housing state near Canary Wharf.


In a highly provocative gesture, the emblem was planted on top of the gates of the Will Crooks estate on Poplar High Street, and is surrounded by flags of Palestine and slogans.






'Jihadist' flag flown in east London | World news | The Guardian (external - login to view)
 
Blackleaf
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I don't see what those Islamists were worried about. The chances are the Grauniad is on their side.

By the way, Britain is starting to pay the price for the Blair government allowing in lots of immigrants for no reason other than "to rub the Right's nose in diversity", as one member of the Blair administration admitted just before Blair stepped down as PM in 2007.

And it doesn't surprise me that this ISIS flag is being flown at Canary Wharf. Canary Wharf is part of what used to be the London Borough of Tower Hamlets but is now the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets, whose Muslim mayor, Lutfur Rahman, was only re-elected recently because he got his Muslim thugs to intimidate people at polling stations.

Islam. The religion of peace.

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The black flag of ISIS is flying in London

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8 August 2014
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The black flag of jihad is flying in Europe. (SAID KHATIB/AFP/GettyImages)


There is a phrase used of, and by, jihadists: ‘First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people.’ Well there’s a fine example of this on display at the moment in East London. Even the Guardian (external - login to view) has picked up on it.

At the entrance to a council estate near Canary Wharf, amid the banners of the hilariously misnamed ‘Stop the War coalition’ (‘End the Siege on Gaza’) the Black flag of Jihad is flying. Yes, that’s right, at a major council estate in the East End of London the black flag of ISIS is flying. Here is an excerpt from what one might hope is the Guardian’s learning curve:
‘When the estate was approached last night, a group of about 20 Asian youths swore at Guardian journalists and told them to leave the area immediately. One youth threatened to smash a camera.

When a passerby tried to take a picture of the flag on a phone, one of the gang asked him if he was Jewish. The passerby replied: “Would it make a difference?” The youth said: “Yes, it f***ing would.” Asked if the flag was an Isis flag, one local man said: “It is just the flag of Allah.” But another man asked: “So what if it is?”’

This isn’t the first such sighting. A couple of weeks ago I drew attention on Twitter to the fact that the black flag of jihad had been hoisted when young Muslims from the East End of London blocked the Blackwall Tunnel in a gesture of anti-Israel activity. There, among all the Palestinian flags, also flew the black flag of Jihad. The black flag has been on display elsewhere in Western Europe in recent weeks, notably at pro-ISIS and ‘pro-Palestine’ demonstrations in Holland (video below).

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The entrance to the Poplar housing estate

When historians look back on Europe in this era, they will rub their eyes in disbelief. ISIS is carrying out actual genocide, ethnic and religious cleansing on the people of Syria and Iraq. Their exact ideological soul-mates in Hamas, Hezbollah and al-Qaeda are doing everything they can to set light to the same region. Right now the western states are finally talking of intervening in Iraq to stop ISIS wiping out the ancient Yazidi and Christian communities of Iraq. Yet we do nothing to stop the same murderous ideology thriving here.

Instead another pattern is set. When we see this disgusting ideology at work, as we have done for the last month, much of Europe turns its hatred onto the Saturday people for defending themselves. Israel continues to defend itself. And we may do something to hold back ISIS in Iraq. But what will we do in our societies when we finally realise that behind the flag of Hamas is the black flag of jihad, and that after failing to stand up for the Saturday people there will be fewer people left to stand up for the Sunday people?

Most importantly, what will we do when we wake up to the fact that, far from being in some neighbouring or far-flung country, we have allowed the enemy to plant itself deep inside our own countries?


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Praxius
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Amongst the OECD countries, Canada ranks fifth behind US, Germany, UK and Spain for the number of immigrants it receives annually, although those four are larger nations than Canada.


You need to brush up on your Geography if you think they are larger nations than Canada.


The only nation larger than Canada is Russia.


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In the West, only the Irish Republic has a faster-growing Muslim population than Canada, so Canada is well on its way to becoming a large breeding ground for Islamic terrorism.


And yet there has only been what? One or two terrorist attempts in Canada which were prevented?


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The British are sorting out their problem with Islamisation; but the cringy PC Canadians will do nothing about it in their own country until it's too late.

You need a Ukip or a BNP.


Again... How many successful "Islamic Terrorist Attacks" have occurred in Canada since ye olden 9/11?


I'm not suggesting an attack won't happen, but they have been attempted and they have thus far been thwarted long before any sort of threat could come to the people. Canada does do something about any security threats and so far seems to do it a lot better than your country.... Merely based on track records so far.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by PraxiusView Post

You need to brush up on your Geography if you think they are larger nations than Canada.

The only nation larger than Canada is Russia.

Canada is a small nation of just 33 million. It is significantly smaller than Spain (which has 46 million people), half the size of Britain and just a tenth the size of the United States.

As a nation Canada is the size of Uganda and ranks 37th in size in the world.

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And yet there has only been what? One or two terrorist attempts in Canada which were prevented?

And how many more terrorist attempts will there be in future as Canada's Islamic population continues to grow? It's only a matter of time before one of these terrorist attempts actually succeeds. I just hope for Canada's sake that the Canadian government and security services are nowhere near as complacent as you are.

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Canada does do something about any security threats and so far seems to do it a lot better than your country.... Merely based on track records so far.

How many Islamic terrorist attacks have taken place in Britain lately that could have been prevented?

How could 7/7 and the murder of a man in a street be prevented? If it was so easy to prevent murders there would never be any.
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Ukip will sort it. Don't worry.

I don't know what Canada will do, though. Whilst the British people, and parties such as Ukip, are pressurising the Government into cutting immigration massively, Canada remains an open door for foreign scum.

Amongst the OECD countries, Canada ranks fifth behind US, Germany, UK and Spain for the number of immigrants it receives annually, although those four are larger nations than Canada.

In the West, only the Irish Republic has a faster-growing Muslim population than Canada, so Canada is well on its way to becoming a large breeding ground for Islamic terrorism.

The British are sorting out their problem with Islamisation; but the cringy PC Canadians will do nothing about it in their own country until it's too late.

You need a Ukip or a BNP.

The Islamic Tank Brigades, the 42nd and the 666th we believe, just last night tore out of the Cobequid mountains and raced up and down the trans Canada Highway causing billions of dollars of damage and left thousands of empty bottles on the shoulders. When will this Islamic Horde be stopped. I know the Canadian people can depend on Englund to fix it for us, as they have interminably into the distant past. God save the Queens.

PS I hope you'll handle this er ah touchy subject anon, your subjects are dangerously curious.
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Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

The Islamic Tank Brigades, the 42nd and the 666th we believe, just last night tore out of the Cobequid mountains and raced up and down the trans Canada Highway causing billions of dollars of damage and left thousands of empty bottles on the shoulders. When will this Islamic Horde be stopped. I know the Canadian people can depend on Englund to fix it for us, as they have interminably into the distant past. God save the Queens.

It's this complacent attitude towards the dangers of Islamification, and the fawning over Muslims and everything Islamic, by the Western Left that is the reason why ISIS - who want a global Islamic Caliphate and will brutally murder anyone who doesn't convert to Islam - are currently planting their flags in London and Washington. They'll soon be planting their flag in Canada, too, and don't say people like me didn't warn you.

It's the Left who have got us into this mess and it's the Left who will continue to make things worse as they still ignore the dangers.
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After our modern lefty, liberal, politically correct police "service" were too scared to take down that ISIS flag in a Poplar housing estate in the London Borough of the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets, it was left to a 77-year-old nun to do the deed!

Sister Christine Frost, 77, a nun who works at a nearby church, said she asked some friends to help take the flag down early this morning using a stepladder out of fear it could be seen as 'aggressive' or 'insensitive'.

Sister Christine, who in 2010 campaigned to have anti-Christmas posters put up in the area by - yep, you guessed it - Muslim radicals removed, continued: 'The issue is aggression and insensitivity. It could be seen to be aggressive.'

Nearby the housing estate where the ISIS flag was raised, hundreds of - yep, you guessed it - Muslims taking part in one of those anti-Jewish marches disguised as a "pro-Palestine march" caused inconvenience for thousands of motorists by undertaking their protest in, of all places, the Blackwall Tunnel under the Thames.

Meanwhile the Islamic Republic ofTower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman - who was re-elected earlier this year due mainly to his- yep, you guessed it - Islamic thugs intimidating people at polling stations yet, not surprisingly, no action has been taken by the authorities - has raised the Palestinian flag outside his headquarters. However, Jewish leaders told him to concentrate on 'potholes and bins'. Somehow, I don't think "Mayor Lutfur Rahman" is going to listen to his Jewish citizens, is he?

Of course, in the old days that was what councils did - empty people's bins and repair potholes and do other local tasks. But since councils have been overtaken by the Left, who seem to just want to campaign for trendy Left-wing issues, even ones that are thousands of miles away, rather that undertake ordinary, everyday, necessary council tasks throughout the local area, people across the country are now having their bins emptied once a fortnight rather than, as used to be the case, once a week, leaving a pile a stinky, maggot-ridden rubbish on neighbourhood streets, and potholes get left to grow bigger and more dangerous.


Nun tears down black and white flag similar to ones used by jihadis from housing estate gates and brands those who hoisted it 'naive young hotheads'

The flag was put up outside Poplar estate as part of pro-Gaza campaign
Taken down by Sister Christine Frost, 77, who works at a nearby church
It contains script used by all Muslims as a declaration of their faith
But emblem has been hijacked by extremists who use it to promote jihad
Anti-extremism campaigners condemn 'provocative' act in Tower Hamlets
After three days it was pulled down amid fears it would cause offence

By Martin Robinson (external - login to view) and Jill Reilly (external - login to view)
9 August 2014
Daily Mail


In 2010 Sister Christine campaigned to have anti-Christmas posters put up in the area by Muslim radicals removed

A nun has torn down a black and white flag similar to one championed by Muslim extremists from the gates of a London housing estate and branded those who hoisted it up as 'naive young hotheads'.

The emblem was hung alongside the Palestinian flag in Poplar, Tower Hamlets, three days ago as part of a 'end the siege in Gaza' campaign.

Sister Christine Frost, 77, a nun who works at a nearby church, said she asked some friends to help take the flag down early this morning using a stepladder out of fear it could be seen as 'aggressive' or 'insensitive'.

Anti-extremist campaigners said the raising of the black flag was a 'provocative' act and undermined legitimate anger about the crisis in Palestine.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon called it 'extremely inappropriate'.

But the Roman Catholic nun, who has worked helping the elderly in the area for the last 40 years, denied the flag was put up to show support for radical jihadists.

Speaking yards from the gate today outside St Matthias Church, she insisted there was not any anti-Semitic sentiment on the estate and said the 'issue has been taken out of proportion.'

'There's no way they would have thought it was to do with ISIS,' she said.

'I couldn't believe it had been up for two weeks. I believe it means 'There is no other God but Allah.

'The problem is that it has been adopted by ISIS.

'It's as ridiculous as saying the St George's Cross is a symbol of the BNP.

'It's exactly like with the Union Jack and the BNP supporters. It's nothing to do with being British. They're just young hot heads, naive.

'I'm Irish and its as ridiculous as saying that I represent the IRA.'

Sister Christine, who in 2010 campaigned to have anti-Christmas posters put up in the area by Muslim
radicals removed, continued: 'The issue is aggression and insensitivity. It could be seen to be aggressive.

'I'm not sure that if I put up a Christian flag it wouldn't be upsetting to some people.'

It is not clear who raised the flag on the Will Crooks Estate - named after the noted Victorian-era anti-poverty campaigner and then Labour MP - but it has caused offence.

The emblem was hung alongside the Palestinian flag on the entrance to the Will Crooks estate in Poplar, Tower Hamlets, east London as part of a 'end the siege in Gaza' campaign

Scotland Yard sent officers to the estate this morning, although flying a flag of this sort is not illegal in Britain.

The black and white flag has the Shahadatayn - the declaration of faith that all Muslims say - written on it, which translates as 'There is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God'.

But in recent years versions have been hijacked by extremist supporters of the Taliban, Hamas, al-Shabaab, Al Qaeda and ISIS.

A local resident, Nijam Miah, 57, said: 'They're young boys who dont know what they're doing. They have hot blood and they're playing with fire.'

One man who objected to it says he was confronted by a gang of youths who asked him: 'Are you a Jew?'.

When he said: 'Would it make a difference?' they responded: 'Yes it f****** would', according to the Guardian.

Patrol: Police have been walking the Will Crooks Estate to calm any tensions. It is not clear who raised the flag on the Will Crooks Estate - named after the noted Victorian-era anti-poverty campaigner and then Labour MP - but it has caused offence

Gone: The local council today visited to remove the black flag hoisted above this Palestinian flag, but it was already gone - taken down by Sister Christine

Mystery: A gang of Muslim youths are said to have confronted someone who complained about the flag and asked him: 'Are you a Jew?'

As news spread across the estate, Muslim men spilling out of a nearby Mosque rounded on reporters as they spoke to residents about their view on the inflammatory gesture.

The group's anger was directed at reports that terrorist-sympathisers had raised the flag similar in style to that used by terror group Isis alongside Palestinian flags.

The five journalists said they were threatened by some in the group of Asian men aged between late teens and early forties.

Snatching one reporter's notepad a man who had a young boy with him said: 'You better leave here before we do something to you. Go now, we don't want you around here.'

Two locals stepped in to calm the men down and one said: 'The people who caused these problems will be explaining themselves.

'It has caused us a lot of trouble, it has made us all look like violent terrorists.

'But the message on that flag and another here now are very similar, they just look different.

'They are just Islamic slogans that are used by all Muslims in praise of Allah.'

Speaking outside his flat where a large Palestinian flag hung from a bamboo cane student Mohammad Rasheduzzaman, 25, said: 'I'm protesting for Gaza, they're humans not animals.

'All the people here support Gaza. Muslim and Christians are a family on this estate, we are protesting against Israel.

'Some people call it a jihadi flag or a terrorism flag. It's not, it's just a sign of Islam. It says there is no god but Allah.

Sunni Muslim Faisal Islam, 44, lives with his wife and five children on the estate.

The shop worker said: 'Until now there has never been a show of any anger, but I think it has been below the surface.

'There is a big Muslim community here, who are all angry about what is happening in Gaza. I'm happy to support that.

'But putting up a flag could cause us trouble, it will give Sunnis a bad reputation.

'It might cause trouble between people here on the estate or it will encourage bad people to come here from somewhere else

'This is generally a safe place for them, we don't want extreme people talking to our kids'.

"Pro-Palestine supporters" blocked the nearby Blackwall Tunnel, waved flags and yelled slogans



Controversial: Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman raised the Palestinian flag outside the Tower Hamlets Town Hall but Jewish leaders told him to concentrate on 'potholes and bins'


Counter-terrorism think tank the Quilliam Foundation has called the decision to raise the flag 'provocative' and 'worrying'.

A spokesman said: 'This is not the flag of the so-called Islamic State (formerly ISIS), but the black flag with the shahadatayn (Muslim declarations of faith) written in white is known as the rayah, a symbol that has been adopted by Islamists in the last 25 years. Since the Bosnian conflict, it has been increasingly adopted by jihadist organisations.

'It is a provocative move by those who have put up the flag as they will well know its significance.

'Many geopolitical conflicts and humanitarian crises in the Middle East get adopted as 'Muslim causes' and subsequently get manipulated by myopic Islamist narratives.

'It is worrying that legitimate grievances surrounding Gaza and the plight of the Palestinian people are combined with jihadist symbols'.

Tower Hamlets Council has admitted it received complaints about the flag but when they arrived to pull it down it was already gone.

A council spokesman said: 'The council can confirm that following reports this morning of a flag erected on the Will Crooks Estate, council officials took steps to remove it but found it had already been taken down by Sister Christine Frost, a well-known local activist and promoter of community cohesion. The flag was removed following concerns that it could cause community tension

'The council welcomes the removal of this flag. We have consistently demonstrated that there is no place for hate in Tower Hamlets, whatever form it takes. We take decisive action to ensure people's actions do not affect the strong community cohesion that underpins Tower Hamlets.

'This borough's community is proud to act as One Tower Hamlets and the council and its partners will always act to preserve and promote this united spirit, including removing any unauthorised flag on public space.'

The council's controversial mayor Lutfur Rahman sparked a storm of protest last month to after raising the Palestinian flag over the town hall 'in solidarity with Gaza'.

Mr Rahman ordered the flag to fly 'in support of a ceasefire and peace'.

Jewish leaders condemned the move as 'destructive' for community relations as local residents said the council should concentrate on 'potholes and bins' and not international conflicts.

Pro-Palestine supporters also blocked the nearby Blackwall Tunnel, waved flags and yelled slogans in a protest days later.


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B00Mer
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There is a "5% threshold" for Muslims in a given population, after which point they have a tendency to start pushing for the commingling of Sharia law with the local jurisprudence and, subsequently, autonomous Caliphates. ... And we all know where that road leads.

The UK has far more than the 5% threshold, and the rest of the world can watch and learn..
 
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Good Lard! That must have your collective panties tied in knots that a nun - a Catholic at that - dared to say and do something you can only post on the internet about
 
petros
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For some reason the IS jibrats attacking the UK doesn't bother me.
 
Spade
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See Spot run. Run, run away!
- Dlck and Jane
 
B00Mer
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For some reason the IS jibrats attacking the UK doesn't bother me.

Yet, it may be just a testing ground for the USA, or dare I say CANADA!!!

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You know, it would be interesting if they did attack Canada, the backlash on Muslims in Canada would be horrible.
 
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gopher
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^ no surprise at all - similar to Reagan with his Mujahideen pals = all of whom love their Republican patrons
 
pgs
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^ no surprise at all - similar to Reagan with his Mujahideen pals = all of whom love their Republican patrons

Why is your man bombing them .
 
gopher
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Why is your man bombing them .



Contrary to what some deluded right wingers on this forum think, I've already said enough times that Obama should GTF out of Iraq.
 
Blackleaf
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Contrary to what some deluded right wingers on this forum think, I've already said enough times that Obama should GTF out of Iraq.


Obama is right to help out the Christians and Yazidis who have been forced out of their homes and left stranded on a mountaintop by the brutal ISIS. I can't see what the problem is.

As Islamic thugs continue their brutal, medieval slaughter of Yazidis and Christians the first British aid plane arrives in Iraq.

The Daily Mail's Ian Birrell describes the horror......

Crucified by the Caliphate monsters: Iraq descends into apocalypse as Islamic State fanatics seize towns and tell terrified Yazidi 'Become Muslims by noon today... or we kill all of you'


Mail on Sunday reporter Ian Birrell gives shocking despatch from Irbil
Terrified residents see Islamic State (IS) jihadists capturing nearby towns
Refugees speak of being offered sinister ultimatum by advancing horde
IS has shocked the world again by capturing new swathes of Iraq
Came as U.S. stepped in and started bombing IS artillery and convoys
Meanwhile they surround Yazidi religious minority on barren mountainside
Some of persecuted sect escaped today by helicopter and escort




By Ian Birrell (external - login to view)
10 August 2014
Daily Mail

They arrived bristling with heavy weapons and waving black flags from about a dozen Humvees, seized from the Iraqi army and supplied originally by the United States.

When the terrified residents looked out of their windows, they saw that Kosho, their traditional walled village in the mountains of northern Iraq, had been surrounded by jihadists. More than 200 bearded militants had besieged the village.

Then their leader – a local man from Mosul rather than the foreigners who make up more than a third of the ranks of the group now known as Islamic State – offered them a chance to save their lives.


Thousands of Yezidis, one of the world's oldest religions, are trapped in the Sinjar mountains as they try to escape from Islamic State (IS) forces

Savagery: A Christian man is crucified in northern Syria by Islamic State thugs

Fearing for their lives: Iraqis huddle around Ian Birrell as he reports on the advance of the Islamic State


The Islamic State militants have already imposed a medieval-style Islamic caliphate on a slice of Iraq

‘He told us that either we become Muslims or they would kill us all,’ said Falah, mayor of the village made up mainly of members of the ancient Yazidi sect. ‘We offered money but they would not accept it.’

The deadline the people of Kosho have to meet is midday today. Since the residents refuse to betray their faith, it is feared an entire village of about 2,500 innocent people might be slaughtered in cold blood.

‘If we did not have families, we would try to escape,’ the stoical Falah told me yesterday. ‘But we have lots of women here and many children, along with all the old men and women of the village. How could we leave them?’

This is thought to be the first time these blood-drenched fanatics – who delight in boasting of their barbarism and posting sickening murder videos on social media – have threatened to wipe out an entire village.

Bloodied and stranded: Yazidi children weep on Mount Sinjar


Under fire: Kurdish aid helicopters ran the risk of being shot out of the sky while delivering vital supplies

Even by their own chilling standards, re-drawing the Middle East map with a rampage of rape, beheadings and revolting crucifixions, this marks a new low.

It comes at the end of a week during which the fanatics of Islamic State –formerly the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) – shocked the world again by advancing further into Iraq, prompting the US to renew military operations there for the first time since 2011.


In other developments yesterday:
As U.S. air strikes continued, President Obama warned he will not allow jihadists to carve out a ‘caliphate’ straddling Syria and Iraq;

Islamic State fanatics kidnapped hundreds of Yazidi women below the age of 35;

Hundreds of desperate refugees trapped on Mount Sinjar scrambled to board a single helicopter laden with food and water – while 5,000 escaped down a new ‘safe’ route;

The UK sent two aircraft to help with the relief operation and promised further air-drops;

IS seized control of the vital Mosul Dam which supplies water and power to millions of Iraqis. There were fears its destruction would unleash a 65ft wave that would overwhelm Mosul and even cause flooding in Baghdad.


The Islamic State militants have already imposed a medieval-style Islamic caliphate on a slice of Iraq and Syria the size of Britain after seizing Mosul, Iraq’s second biggest city, in June.


Rudaw Exclusive: Aid for thousands of stranded Yazidi civilians



Desperate masses: Yazidi people stranded in the Sinjar mountains rush towards a helicopter laden with supplies

Now, having captured first the strategic city of Sinjar, then a string of other towns and the country’s largest hydroelectric dam, they are just 25 miles from Irbil.

This thriving city filled with Western oil firms is the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, the solitary success story following the disastrous US-led invasion of 2003.

As US jets started bombing again to protect Irbil, I found its churches, construction sites and parks packed with thousands of Christians and Yazidis fleeing the feared Islamists.

Thousands more are trapped in searing heat on parched mountains to the west. The latest advance began a week ago when shots were heard in Sinjar late at night.

Four hours later, the feared Kurdish peshmerga forces retreated, much to everyone’s surprise – followed by 150,000 residents fleeing for their lives.

Horror: A black flag is held aloft as Islamic State jihadists execute a prisoner

Sinjar is an historic centre of the Yazidis, one of the world’s oldest religions. Followers are seen as devil-worshippers by Islamic State because of their unique beliefs.

About five Yazidi and 40 Shia Muslim families were last night stuck in the city after failing to get out in time, hiding in fear from the bloodthirsty militants in their own homes.

I spoke to one Yazidi woman, living largely in one back room with her 60-year-old mother, two sisters and one brother eking out dwindling supplies of bread, rice and water while keeping lights turned off to avoid attention.

Her hushed voice quivering, she told me of hearing frequent gunshots and seeing Islamic State vehicles patrolling the streets outside. ‘We are just sitting and trying not to move too much,’ she said. ‘We feel so scared.

We do not know what to do. We cannot fight them and if we leave the house we will be killed or kidnapped. Afterwards, her despairing cousin, an engineer in his mid-twenties, told me in flawless English that their family felt helpless but could not mount an escape bid.

A Yazidi child, who has just been fed by a Peshmerga rescuer, stares into a camera lens

Thirst: A young girl waits to receive longed-for water from a jerry can brought by Kurdish fighters

Lifted: This child, too weary to make the journey off of the barren mountainside, must be carried

A respected local leader told me how Islamic State turned up at two Yazidi villages last week, telling residents they would be left alone if they surrendered all their weapons.

At the first village of Qana, the militia then killed 32 men before taking away the women. At Hezan, the second one, all the women were reportedly stripped naked before about 70 men were shot dead.

One terrified woman in her sixties jumped off the third-storey roof of her home, preferring suicide to seizure. Another, a newly-married woman aged 26, is said to have stabbed herself to death. It is impossible to verify such stories. But alarmingly, there are growing claims from a multitude of sources that Islamic State is kidnapping ‘infidel’ women for sexual slavery.

An official for Amnesty International who has spent the past few days with refugees confirmed that both men and women were being kidnapped by the militants: ‘People fear the women are being raped and sold into slavery but we just do not know the truth yet.’

Seeking salvation: Thousands of people stranded for weeks on the mountain range near Sinjar flee towards Syria through a secure corridor opened by Kurdish troops

Plight: Left, a Yazidi woman and a young baby shelter in Lalish, the religion's holy valley in northern Iraq. Right: A Yazidi girl who has escaped to the city of Sirnak, Turkey

Many of the worst scenes are on the mountain range near Sinjar. A doctor there with 5,000 other Yazidis told Human Rights Watch that ten to 15 people were dying daily, mainly from dehydration. ‘No water, no food, no rescue, no way out,’ he said.

Resala Shangali, a 26-year-old journalist, spent four days without food and just one slug of water desperately avoiding the advancing Islamic State forces with hundreds of other Yazidis.

She saw one infant die of dehydration and have to be dumped on the ground by his fleeing mother, another two-year-old fall over and die of a head injury, then five old people die one night alone.

On the second day, a woman gave birth, then both she and the baby died within half an hour despite several women trying to save them.

‘That night was the worst because my clothes were covered with blood from trying to help her and I could not sleep,’ she said.

Flight: Peshmerga troops helped escort the Yazidi away from the Sinjar mountains, using unusual vehicles

Trucks rolling: As many Yazidi as possible piled on to the vehicles yesterday - though many were forced to walk

Thousands of Christian, Yazidi and Kurdish refugees have lost everything and suddenly find themselves living in rubble-strewn building sites and crammed churches and feeling bewildered and betrayed.

Again and again yesterday I heard tales of families fleeing for their lives, many forced to pay huge sums for their survival to a group estimated to be the world’s wealthiest jihadist gang thanks to kidnapping, extortion, bank raids and oil sales.

Often they were given a choice to pay money, convert to Islam or die. Among them was Elias Ibrahim, a Christian taxi driver from Mosul who earned $500 a month. He was told he could stay if he handed over $450 a month to the insurgents.

London calling: An RAF C130 Hercules is pictured flying tonnes of aid to the stranded Yazidi yesterday



VIDEO OF THE FIRST UK AID DROP IN NORTHERN IRAQ

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taxslave
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#24
Quote: Originally Posted by pgsView Post

Why is your man bombing them .

Obummer is bombing republicans?
 
Blackleaf
#25
As thousands of Yazidis and Christians, whose ties to that land stretch back to times before Islam even existed, are being slaughtered by Muslim thugs in northern Iraq, Lord Glasman, a former adviser to current Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, a senior lecturer in Political Theory at London Metropolitan University, and Director of its Faith and Citizenship Programme, says Britain cannot remain neutral any longer in this battle for civilisation. Britain's strategy should be pro-Kurdish, pro-Iranian and pro-Christian.

MAURICE GLASMAN: This is a battle for civilisation... the UK cannot remain neutral

By Lord Glasman, Labour Peer and ex-Miliband adviser (external - login to view)
10 August 2014
Daily Mail

'We cannot be neutral': Lord Glasman is clear that the UK government must act over the situation in Iraq

Last week, the Christians of Qaraqosh, the heart of Christian civilisation in the Nineveh region for almost 2,000 years, were given a choice; convert to Islam, leave or be executed.

The same thing happened to the Christians of Mosul. They had been living there for 1,700 years and still speak a form of Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus.

They tell a story of an ancient Christian community linked by blood, language and tradition to the earliest Church. They have lived through Babylonian and Persian Empires, the birth of Islam, the Crusades, through the conquests of Genghis Khan and the spite of Saddam Hussein.

They cannot, however, live in the newly established caliphate.

As they left Mosul by foot, on their refugee march towards Kurdistan, they were robbed of all they carried, dispossessed of the remnants of their inheritance lasting nearly two millennia. Their bibles were burnt and their churches destroyed.

They joined a growing train of refugees, the final exit of the most ancient Christian congregations from their ancestral lands.

There was no one to protect them, no one to answer their cry of despair. They were abandoned to their fate.

Today, we learn of more horrors taking place in the region – of beheadings and crucifixions, of women being kidnapped and sold into slavery.

How did it come to this? How did we move from the ‘liberation’ of a decade ago to the domination of a group so violent and extreme that Al Qaeda fight against them?


Christians and Yazidi are being slaughtered by Muslim terrorists in the ancient Nineveh region of northern Iraq, where they have lived for millennia

Desperate masses: Yazidi people stranded in the Sinjar mountains rush towards a helicopter laden with supplies

And what happened to the trillion dollars invested by us and the United States in ‘upholding the territorial integrity of Iraq’ and ‘training and equipping’ the Iraqi army?

The answer seems to be that we unwittingly armed and funded the army of the Islamic State.

It started with a group of 70 vehicles leaving Eastern Syria carrying about 800 soldiers. Within 72 hours they had conquered a land mass four times the size of Britain.

The Iraqi army dissolved in a puff of smoke. Not only did more than 50,000 soldiers desert their posts and run but they abandoned all the new, expensive kit that we had bought for them: fleets of white land rovers (1,500, I was told by a senior Kurdish general), hundreds of surface-to-air missiles, tanks, ammunition and artillery.

The Islamic State also took all the money from the banks, calculated to be at least $500million.

The outcome of our Middle East policy over a bloody and treasure-spending decade has been to arm and fund the greatest threat to peaceful co-existence that exists in the world.

It is the biggest foreign policy failure since Appeasement.

Savagery: A man is crucified in northern Syria by Islamic State militants

We have refused to sell weapons to the Peshmerga, the Kurdish Army, because doing so would ‘undermine the territorial integrity of Iraq’.

We have armed our enemies and refused arms to our friends. This madness has to stop.

Two months ago, I visited the Kurdish region with Tobias Ellwood, who is now the Minister for the Middle East. It is clear what the Government needs to do.

There must be an immediate intensification of humanitarian aid to the Kurdish Regional Government. Solidarity with the abandoned and forsaken Christians and Yazidis should take immediate priority in our approach.

We should offer asylum priority to these dispossessed people and let them know that they are not alone in this world.

Thousands of fleeing Iraqis take refuge in city of Arbil


Hunted: Iraqi Christians - whose ties to the land are ancient - have been hounded from their homes and threatened with death if they do not convert


Many of the Iraqi Christians who fled the violence have arrived in the Kurdish city of Erbil


Iraq's Christian population has plummeted in recent years as a result of Islamic terrorism

The Christians of Nineveh do not speak words of violence or revenge. They have sent no rockets and planted no bombs but they have been forced from their homes for not renouncing Jesus. We should extend our hospitality to those who have been left with nothing.

It is to be noted that the Shia Muslims in the south of Iraq have taken in nearly 20,000 Christian refugees, opening up mosques and homes.

We need to look at Iran with fresh eyes and explore the possibility that they are our partners in defence of peaceful co-existence and the pursuit of the good.

Then we should intensify intelligence, security and military co-operation with the Kurdish Peshmerga and regional government and drop all illusions about the ‘territorial integrity of Iraq’.

There is a battle for civilisation that is forming before our eyes and we cannot be neutral. Our strategy should be pro-Kurdish, pro-Iranian and pro-Christian.

We have never been in greater need of the nourishment that the Christian tradition brings in terms of building a common good between those who wish to build it.

That is the basis of a realistic and right strategy and the Government should take a lead in building it. It is in all our interests to do so.


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gopher
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It is to be noted that the Shia Muslims in the south of Iraq have taken in nearly 20,000 Christian refugees, opening up mosques and homes.

We need to look at Iran with fresh eyes and explore the possibility that they are our partners in defence of peaceful co-existence and the pursuit of the good.





A long while ago I made a post here about Iran giving refuge to many Afghanis, Kurds, Iraqis, and other minorities. Indeed, that country has taken in more refugees from conflict than any other country in the region. Despite that, for the longest time we had several anti-Iranian threads - many of which were filled with hostility toward Teheran and baseless accusation that it was about to launch WW III and Armageddon. In fact, the only other subject that caused more vilification was the incessant amount of Islamophobic threads. People here used to applaud all the hate filled garbage from the John McCains, the Hillary Clintons, and the Jerusalem Post with their deranged calls for war on Iran despite the lack of any evidence to support the "justifications" those warmongers were spewing. It's good to see that all of that war garbage has finally come to an end.

Aren't you glad now that Washington DC did not heed those stupid calls for war on Iran when not one shred of evidence was ever presented to prove the idiotic claim that they had nukes and were about to bomb NYC???
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by NugglerView Post

How did all the terrists get into the UK ?

The first few swam. The rest walked on dead fish....
 
damngrumpy
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#28
The last serious black flag was the Swastika and we knew what that was about
These people are not as powerful in the world yet but they are the same thing.
Nothing worse than religious fascists.
Yes its propaganda and beating faintly the drums of war.
In the early 1920's no one took the Beer Hall Putsch seriously either. In and of
itself no big deal. However it embolden the movement to strive to bigger things
without being checked or challenged. The time has come to decide what to do
with these people. They are accountable to no one, they don't subscribe to any
law what so ever.
They commit acts of war demonstrations of murder and their intent is to enslave
entire peoples or wipe out entire ethnic minorities. Sound familiar? We have to
decide whether to let them build up and have their revolution spread or deal with
the issue once and for all.
These people will soon have sympathizers in our streets no doubt and we have
no uniform to concentrate on. Unwillingly we have been at war since 2001 with
elements of this and other movements and we better wake up and smell the
crap they intend to deliver.
 
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