Islamic terrorism – Capperi http://capperi.net/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:38:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://capperi.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-01T215521.666-150x150.png Islamic terrorism – Capperi http://capperi.net/ 32 32 What makes the Iranian IRGC so dangerous? https://capperi.net/what-makes-the-iranian-irgc-so-dangerous/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:38:12 +0000 https://capperi.net/what-makes-the-iranian-irgc-so-dangerous/ The function of the leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran is to preserve and export the revolutionary principles of the country. Its main asset in pursuit of this goal is the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, commonly abbreviated as IRGC. This branch of the Iranian Armed Forces is deeply embedded in all aspects of Iranian […]]]>

The function of the leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran is to preserve and export the revolutionary principles of the country. Its main asset in pursuit of this goal is the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, commonly abbreviated as IRGC. This branch of the Iranian Armed Forces is deeply embedded in all aspects of Iranian society, including the country’s economic, political and military spheres. More importantly, the IRGC uses terrorism as a tool of statecraft, and the elite Quds Force serves as the IRGC’s foreign operator. This paramilitary squad provides training, funding and assistance to Iranian-backed proxy groups throughout the region. The IRGC comprises a substantial component of Iran’s armed forces, and its terrorism support program embodies the regime’s ambitions.

Iran’s proxy approach dates back to its founding in 1979, when the monarchical regime was abruptly crushed when fundamentalist Shia clerics seized power under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The paramount chief first formed the branch to counter the military, suspected of having deep ties to the former Pahlavi monarchy. Although Iran has an army, called Artesh, the regime still looks to the IRGC as its preferred military branch.

Iran’s proxy strategy has grown in size and scope. By exploiting power vacuums, regional instability and civil war, Tehran has extended its harmful influence throughout the Middle East. The Al-Quds Force uses militias as a means of ensuring regional hegemony.

In Iraq, Iran-aligned militias under the aegis of the Popular Mobilization Forces openly defy Iraqi law and work on behalf of the regime’s interests. Militias are undermining US-Iraqi relations with constant barrages of rockets and drones targeting Baghdad’s Green Zone. In Lebanon, Iran presents itself as the country’s Islamic resistance force under the banner of Hezbollah. The “Party of God” extends its control over all aspects of Lebanese politics. In Yemen, Houthi rebels trained and funded by the IRGC are fighting to oust the legitimate Yemeni government and support a Shia coalition. The Houthis continue to launch drone and rocket attacks targeting civilian and economic centers in Saudi Arabia, pushing back any prospect of peace.

In addition to funding dangerous proxies across the region, the IRGC has carried out brazen actions removal overseas programs many times. More recently, Iranian assets were charged by federal prosecutors in New York with conspiring to kidnap prominent dissident and journalist Masih Alinejad. The Quds Force has been linked to previous operations involving kidnappings of opposition activists in the United States and Europe. Schemes like these underscore the regime’s refusal to abide by international law.

Last month, US President Joe Biden finalized his decision to keep the IRGC on a US terrorism blacklist, a decision originally made by former President Donald Trump in 2019. By sponsoring and promoting acts of terrorism overseas, the IRGC certainly deserves the designation.

Maya Carlin is a Middle East Defense Editor at 19FortyFive. She is also an analyst at the Center for Security Policy and a former Anna Sobol Levy Fellow at IDC Herzliya in Israel. She has lines in numerous publications, including The National Interest, Jerusalem Post and Times of Israel.

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Oslo shooting near gay bar investigated for terrorism as Pride parade canceled https://capperi.net/oslo-shooting-near-gay-bar-investigated-for-terrorism-as-pride-parade-canceled/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 19:15:00 +0000 https://capperi.net/oslo-shooting-near-gay-bar-investigated-for-terrorism-as-pride-parade-canceled/ Two people were killed and eight others taken to hospital after the shooting near the London Pub, which describes itself on its website as ‘Oslo’s biggest gay and lesbian venue’. Police received multiple calls about the shooting at 1:14 a.m. local time and arrived on the scene minutes later. They apprehended the suspect three minutes […]]]>

Two people were killed and eight others taken to hospital after the shooting near the London Pub, which describes itself on its website as ‘Oslo’s biggest gay and lesbian venue’.

Police received multiple calls about the shooting at 1:14 a.m. local time and arrived on the scene minutes later. They apprehended the suspect three minutes after he arrived, police said.

The suspect, charged with terrorism, is a Norwegian citizen originally from Iran, and was “known to the police”, but has so far only received “minor convictions”, prosecutor Christian Hatlo told reporters on Saturday. in Oslo.

Norway’s domestic intelligence service said it was working to clarify whether further acts of violence could be planned after the shooting. The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) announced in a tweet on Saturday that it was “notified of the shooting in Oslo on Saturday”.

“We are now providing all relevant information we have to the Oslo Police District and are working to clarify whether further acts of violence may be planned. We currently have no indication of this,” the PST said.

Hatlo said police charged the suspect with “murder, attempted murder and terrorist acts“.

He said the terrorism charge was justified based on the number of injuries and deaths, the number of crime scenes and an “overall assessment” that the accused intended to “create a serious fear in the population”.

At the time of the news conference, police had attempted to interview the suspect but had yet to do so, Hatlo said. The suspect was taken to the police station and police told CNN there are currently no other suspects.

Regarding the charges, Hatlo said authorities would see “what the investigation will show.”

The suspect was armed with two weapons during the shooting, police said. They have not confirmed what weapons he used due to the ongoing investigation.

Police stand guard at the site of a shooting in Oslo early Saturday.
Flowers are laid at the scene of the shooting in central Oslo.

There were injuries on the ground inside and outside the bar when the police arrived. “The scene was chaotic, it was a hot evening and a lot of people were outside so there were people running around,” police told CNN.

Among the eight hospitalized, three people are in critical condition. 14 other victims were slightly injured.

In a statement posted on Facebook after the shooting, the London Pub condemned the incident as “absolutely awful and pure evil”. The bar said all of its employees were safe and expressed condolences to the victims and their families.

Oslo’s annual Pride Parade, which was due to take place on Saturday, was canceled following the shooting after “clear advice and recommendations from the police”.
Write on Facebookorganizers asked everyone not to attend and said all Pride-related events were also canceled.

“We will follow police recommendations and take care of each other. Warm thoughts and love go out to the loved ones, the injured and others affected,” Oslo Pride leader Inger Kristin Haugsevje said. and leader of the Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity, Inge Alexander Gjestvang, in a joint statement.

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“We will soon be proud and visible again, but today we will be hosting and sharing Pride celebrations from home.”

Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre also expressed his condolences to the victims, calling the shooting a “cruel and deeply shocking attack on innocent people”.

Støre later called for unity and said “even though we don’t know if the queer environment was the goal, the queer environment is regardless of the victim.”

“On this day, June 25, we were to celebrate love, we were to fill the streets with the colors of the rainbow, we were to showcase our community and our freedom. Instead, we We are filled with sorrow,” he said. “Let there be no doubt. We are a community, we are a diverse and strong community, and we will never be threatened or give up on our values.

He reiterated that the author belonged “to an Islamist background” but stressed that “if it is about Islamic terror, like the PST [the Norwegian Police Security Service] emphasizes, then many Muslims will feel vulnerable now and in the times to come. And I know that many Muslims in our country are also scared and desperate. It is our joint responsibility to make it clear that no one other than the person or persons behind the attack is responsible for it.”

The White House said it was shocked by the killings. “We are all horrified by the mass shooting in Oslo today, targeting the LGBTQI+ community there. And our home, our hearts obviously go out to all the families of the victims, the people of Norway, who are a tremendous ally,” said John Kirby. , the NSC’s coordinator for strategic communications, told reporters aboard Air Force One as President Biden flew to Europe.

He said the United States had been in contact with the Norwegian government to offer their condolences and offer any support they needed following the shooting.

CNN’s Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.

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US Army soldier pleads guilty to attempting to murder fellow service members in deadly ambush https://capperi.net/us-army-soldier-pleads-guilty-to-attempting-to-murder-fellow-service-members-in-deadly-ambush/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 18:43:29 +0000 https://capperi.net/us-army-soldier-pleads-guilty-to-attempting-to-murder-fellow-service-members-in-deadly-ambush/ US Army Private Ethan Melzer sent sensitive US military information to members of a white supremacist group in an attempt to facilitate a deadly jihadist attack on his army unit June 24, 2022 – Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that ETHAN PHELAN MELZER, aka “Etil […]]]>

US Army Private Ethan Melzer sent sensitive US military information to members of a white supremacist group in an attempt to facilitate a deadly jihadist attack on his army unit

June 24, 2022 – Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that ETHAN PHELAN MELZER, aka “Etil Reggad”, has pleaded guilty to attempting to assassinate U.S. service members, provide and attempt to provide material support to terrorists, and illegally transmit national defense information. MELZER planned a jihadist attack on his US Army unit in the days leading up to a deployment to Turkey and sent sensitive details about the unit, including information about its location, movements and security, to the members of the extremist organization Order of the Nine Angles. (“O9A”), an occult, neo-Nazi and white supremacist group. MELZER pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Gregory H. Woods.

US Attorney Damian Williams said: ‘As he admitted in court today, Ethan Melzer attempted to orchestrate a deadly ambush against his own unit by unlawfully disclosing his location, strength and armaments to a neo-Nazi, anarchist and white supremacist group. The defendant believed he could force the United States into a protracted armed conflict while causing the deaths of as many soldiers as possible. MELZER’s treacherous conduct was a betrayal of his legendary unit and nothing less than an attack on the most essential American values. Thanks to the incredible work of the FBI and the US military, MELZER’s duplicity was exposed and his murderous attack foiled.

According to the indictment and other documents in the public record, as well as statements made during public hearings in court:

MELZER has been a member of O9A since at least 2017. O9A espouses neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic, and Satanic beliefs, and promotes extreme violence to hasten and bring about the demise of Western civilization. The group has expressed admiration for both Nazis, like Adolf Hitler, and Islamic jihadists, like Usama Bin Laden, the now deceased former leader of al-Qaeda. Members and associates of O9A have also been involved in acts of violence, including killings. Members of the O9A are tasked with performing “sinister” acts, including “insight roles”, where they attempt to infiltrate various organizations, including the military, to gain training and experience , commit acts of violence, identify like-minded individuals and ultimately subvert them. interior groups.

MELZER joined the US Army circa 2018 in an O9A insight role to infiltrate its ranks and further its goals as an O9A adherent. Circa October 2019, MELZER deployed overseas with the Army to Italy as a member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. While stationed overseas, MELZER consumed propaganda from several extremist groups, including O9A and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, also known as ISIS. For example, MELZER subscribed to encrypted online forums where he uploaded and viewed videos of jihadist attacks on US troops and facilities and jihadist executions of civilians and soldiers, in addition to propaganda from extreme right, neo-Nazi and other white supremacists.

Around early May 2020, the military informed MELZER that he would be reassigned to a unit scheduled for further overseas deployment, where the unit would guard an isolated and sensitive military installation (the “Military Base”). After being briefed on the assignment, MELZER joined his new unit and underwent weeks of training, including classified and unclassified briefings, to prepare for deployment. As part of this intensive training, MELZER learned details about the purpose, layout and security of the military base. MELZER and his unit also received extensive training and practice for many threat scenarios at the military base, including how to respond to various scenarios of potential terrorist attacks.

Upon learning of the importance and sensitivity of his upcoming deployment, MELZER immediately began relaying this information to O9A members. MELZER secretly used an encrypted messaging application to propose, defend and plan a deadly attack against his colleagues. MELZER sent messages to members and associates of O9A, and, in particular, to a subgroup of O9A known as the “RapeWaffen Division”, providing details of his unit’s planned deployment, including including troop movements, relevant dates, locations, armaments, topography and security, all in relation to the proposed attack on his unit and military base. MELZER and his co-conspirators used this information to plan what they called a “jihadist attack” in an effort to provoke a “mass casualty” event that resulted in casualties among his military colleagues. For example, after describing the unit’s weaponry while deployed—and providing information consistent with the briefings he had received—MELZER described to his co-conspirators how an attack would “essentially cripple[]» the unit’s “fire crews”.

To further the plan of attack, MELZER and his co-conspirators forwarded these messages to an alleged member of Al-Qaeda. MELZER’s proposed attack evolved as he gathered and distributed additional sensitive information about the deployment. For example, MELZER also promised to release more information once it arrives at the military base – including real-time photographs of the facility and the U.S. Army radio communications frequency and channel – in order to maximize the probability of a successful attack against his unit. or on a replacement unit deployed on the military base.

MELZER told O9A members in its encrypted electronic communications “[y]You just have to understand that right now I’m literally risking my free life to give you all this” and that he was “expecting results”. MELZER further acknowledged that he could be killed during the attack and described his willingness to die for O9A’s goals, writing “who cares [. . .] it would be another war. . . I would have died successfully. . . cause [] another 10 year war in the Middle East would certainly leave a mark. MELZER also acknowledged in his posts that he had suppressed some of the communications regarding the planning of the attack because the conspiracy amounted to treason.

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MELZER, 24, of Louisville, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to (1) attempting to murder US military service members, contrary to 18 USC § 1114, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; (2) attempt to provide and provide material support to terrorists, in violation of 18 USC § 2339A, which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison; and (3) unlawfully transmit national defense information in the belief that it could be used to harm the United States, in violation of 18 USC § 793(d), which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. . MELZER is due to be sentenced by Judge Woods on January 6, 2023 at 10 a.m.

Legal penalties are mandated by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the accused will be determined by the judge.

Mr. Williams praised the remarkable efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (“FBI”) New York Joint Terrorism Task Force, which is comprised primarily of FBI agents and New York City Police Department detectives. New York, as well as the FBI Legal Attache’s office. in Rome, Italy, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Army Counterintelligence, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, Judge Advocate African Office Attorneys U.S. Army and 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, and U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service. Mr. Williams also thanked the Counterterrorism Section and the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, as well as the department’s Office of International Affairs, for their assistance. .

This prosecution is being handled by the Bureau’s National Security and International Narcotics Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sam Adelsberg, Matthew J.C. Hellman, and Kimberly J. Ravener are charged with the prosecution, with assistance from trial attorneys Alicia Cook of the Counterterrorism Section and Scott Claffee of the Counterintelligence and Control Section. exports.
Source: DOJ Press Release

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Zulum in Egypt, discusses Boko Haram at high-level Africa forum https://capperi.net/zulum-in-egypt-discusses-boko-haram-at-high-level-africa-forum/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 20:12:46 +0000 https://capperi.net/zulum-in-egypt-discusses-boko-haram-at-high-level-africa-forum/ Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum visited Egypt, where he addressed the participants of the third edition of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development, held Tuesday in Cairo. The Aswan Forum was launched in February 2019 by the Egyptian government “in its capacity as chairperson of the African Union (AU) and champion of […]]]>

Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum visited Egypt, where he addressed the participants of the third edition of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development, held Tuesday in Cairo.

The Aswan Forum was launched in February 2019 by the Egyptian government “in its capacity as chairperson of the African Union (AU) and champion of post-conflict reconstruction and development (CPDR) in Africa”.

The forum held annually in Egypt “is a high-level multi-stakeholder platform that brings together heads of state, leaders of national governments, international and regional organizations, financial institutions, the private sector and civil society. , as well as visionaries, scholars and eminent experts for a contextual, action-oriented and forward-looking discussion on the opportunities as well as the threats and challenges facing the (African) continent” and the identification of solutions to African problems.

This year’s forum was themed: “Africa in an Age of Cascading Risks and Climate Vulnerability: Pathways to a Peaceful, Resilient and Sustainable Continent”.

The forum brought together participants from African countries and international development partners from other parts of the world.

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Egyptian President Abdu Fattah El-Sisi participated virtually.

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The forum discussed a number of Africa’s priorities, including strengthening cooperation to fight terrorism, overcoming the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, achieving food security and advancing disaster relief efforts. post-conflict reconstruction and development.

In his presentation, titled “Pathways to a Peaceful, Resilient and Sustainable Borno State and Surroundings”, Professor Zulum spoke about Borno’s experiences over more than 12 years of counterinsurgency, highlighting the impact of the crisis, the responses and ongoing reconstruction efforts as well as the prospects for peace. recovery.

Zulum, among others, highlighted issues with an effective integrated model in response to a wave of terrorist defections, bolstering peacebuilding and development in Borno’s 10-point agenda, balancing peace and justice and ensuring appropriate linkages between federally based rehabilitation efforts. and ongoing state-led rehabilitation, reconciliation and reintegration.

Ahead of Tuesday’s presentation, Governor Zulum on Monday received a research paper titled “Advancing Holistic and Comprehensive Efforts to Address the Growing Challenge of Terrorism in Africa: A Nigerian Case Study on Developing Sustainable Pathways Out of Africa”. ‘Extremism for People Formerly Associated with Boko Haram and Islam State of West Africa Province’.

The report was presented to the governor by the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA).

The report is expected to help Borno’s approach to ongoing peacebuilding efforts aimed at ending the violent activities of Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists.

Governor Zulum traveled to Egypt alongside officials involved in the ongoing disarmament, demobilization and reintegration activities in Borno in response to the mass surrender of Boko Haram and ISWAP fighters who surrendered to the invitation to peace from the government.

Leaders of the Zulum delegation included Commissioner-designate Zuwaira Gambo, Special Adviser for Security Brigadier General Abdullahi Ishaq (retired) and Special Adviser for Religious Affairs Sheikh Modu Mustapha.

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As India faces Agnipath protest, it’s time to study how the left is manipulating the political system https://capperi.net/as-india-faces-agnipath-protest-its-time-to-study-how-the-left-is-manipulating-the-political-system/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 23:30:32 +0000 https://capperi.net/as-india-faces-agnipath-protest-its-time-to-study-how-the-left-is-manipulating-the-political-system/ This explains the apparent ease with which a Bhima Koregaon eruption materializes almost overnight, or large masses of Indians launch mini-wars against themselves as in the ongoing Agniveer saga. Demonstrators shout slogans after burning a train during a protest against the government’s new “Agnipath” recruitment scheme for the army, navy and air force at a […]]]>

This explains the apparent ease with which a Bhima Koregaon eruption materializes almost overnight, or large masses of Indians launch mini-wars against themselves as in the ongoing Agniveer saga.

Demonstrators shout slogans after burning a train during a protest against the government’s new “Agnipath” recruitment scheme for the army, navy and air force at a railway station in Secunderabad on June 17, 2022. AFP

It is now common to casually resent the destruction inflicted by the communist-marxist-leftist clique, especially on our education system. And specifically in the social sciences/humanities department, and more specifically, their targeted slaughter of history. But the ideological goal was not the destruction of these subjects but create new generations without memory. The project was, to say the least, a great success.

But a relatively lesser-known behind-the-scenes truth is the methodology the left has employed to bring about this destruction. Of course, it helped to have someone like Jawaharlal Nehru, who was able to create and has created the right atmosphere, but institutional infiltration, nationwide takeover and subversion require sophistication and much more advanced tactical operation to become effective and generationally sustainable. The overriding element that makes – and made this possible was a solid understanding of how bureaucracy, committees, commissions and academies work.

After all, professional politicians… more of the Indian variety, can’t do much. And this is where our left liberals are really to be commended for their superb and even sublime mastery of the workings of bureaucracy. If only they had used their skills for nation building instead of civilization degradation and cultural vandalism, congratulations would have been deserved.

The well-known result of leftist institutional conquest was a climate of fear in academia and in public discourse in general, which prevailed for about half a century. But while that hold has been broken, a sort of void remains. This is an in-depth study of their methodology, a study that is desperately needed. Nothing illustrates this better than the left itself…whatever its name: liberal, woke, etc.

Over the past eight years, the left has invested heavily in studying the success of the phenomenon called Narendra Modi and the national cultural institution called RSS. Even as I write this, books, monographs, white papers, seminars and conferences are being held with feverish regularity, and all of this is tinged with various hues. Unnecessarily, a major theme is the century-old demonization of the RSS, Hindutva and Hindus as a community.

But this time, a noticeable shift has occurred: the left has taken RSS seriously, and its root is its subconscious fear of disappearing. History has repeatedly shown that wherever the left does not hold absolute political power – that is, the government – ​​it needs political clientelism, which translates into institutional monopoly. This is, among other things, why he studies the RSS and the wider Hindu narrative in a way never seen before.

However, the Hindu civilizational side has hardly invested in a similar and concurrent scale effort to uncover and understand the basic reasons and modus operandi that have enabled their civilizational vandalism on an epic canvas for such an extended duration.

Perhaps the only quality work of this nature is that of Arun Shourie Prominent Historians: Their Technology, Their Line, Their Fraud. He is distinguished by his rigor, thoroughness and attention to detail, to say the least. But its real core lies in the tangential knowledge it gives us of how the bureaucracy works: in this case, the ICHR and various agencies under the HRD ministry. It is precisely this blockbuster that completely exposed and shattered the credibility of Marxist ideologues mislabeled as historians and turned the term “eminent historians” into an obscenity in the Indian context.

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But more than 30 years have passed since that work and nothing comparable has emerged in the meantime. If a similar phenomenon had occurred with leftists, an entire library dedicated to its study would have sprung up across the country. And speaking of libraries, the left has scored even in this area. For a very long time, thanks to their institutional monopoly, they piled most government libraries with books parroting socialism, communism and Marxism. There was a practical side to it. The average library visitor, even to this day, goes to public libraries in the sense of general interest… only a tiny one visits government libraries for serious scientific work.

When these libraries are crammed with nothing but left-wing literature, even that generalist reader, having no other reading material, will inadvertently end up reading their ideology. And who knows which technique wins converts? But it’s at least worth a try. As we mentioned earlier, this it is the level of control of the left on the bureaucracy and the institutional functioning.

Of course, other techniques like packing academies and assorted corps with their compatriots, scratching each other’s backs, forming closed clubs of book reviewers and “reviewers”, etc., are now well known.

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In 1987, the University of Chicago launched the mammoth The Fundamentalism Project, aimed at studying diverse fundamentalisms around the world using a multidimensional approach including, but not limited to, religious scriptures, history, sociology, and politics. The project was finally completed in 1995. While its scope was largely confined within the academic community, it gained popular attention in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks in America after a book titled A strong religion: the rise of fundamentalisms in the world was published in 2003.

The main thing is not The Fundamentalism Project but the eagerness and constant vigilance which were responsible for his sudden popularity. 9/11 irreversibly shattered the notion that America was invincible and immune to outside attack and, in this case, it was the ideological source of the attacks that caught the public’s attention. Since then, mountains of research have been generated in America alone on Islamic fundamentalism and its various dimensions.

Which brings us back to where we started: why haven’t Hindus done similar research with the same dedication, scientific rigor and patience on a phenomenon that has repeatedly proven to be so deadly and murderer than Islamic terrorism? America and the West have to deal mainly with Islamic terrorism while the Hindu civilization has to deal simultaneously with Islamic terror, missionary conversions and the liberal left ecosystem… it is only in India that these forces have combined. And it is the Indian left that has been the most powerful, effective and loyal ally of these transnational religious forces.

While the fatal consequences of this leftist manipulation of our political system and public discourse are familiar, the How? ‘Or’ What question is where the real answers lie. That’s it How? ‘Or’ What this explains the apparent ease with which a Bhima Koregaon eruption materializes almost overnight or large masses of Indians launch mini-wars against themselves as in the ongoing Agniveer saga.

The study must begin now, with the same seriousness and sense of purpose as that of The Fundamentalism Project.

The author is founder and editor-in-chief, “Sending the Dharma”. Opinions expressed are personal

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Pakistan condemns terrorist attack on Gurdwara in Kabul https://capperi.net/pakistan-condemns-terrorist-attack-on-gurdwara-in-kabul/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 04:47:43 +0000 https://capperi.net/pakistan-condemns-terrorist-attack-on-gurdwara-in-kabul/ Pakistan on Saturday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a Sikh gurdwara in Kabul in which two people were killed and seven others injured, noting that such “acts of terrorism targeting religious places are utterly repugnant”. Multiple explosions ripped through a gurdwara in Kabul on Saturday as Afghan security personnel thwarted a bigger tragedy by […]]]>

Pakistan on Saturday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a Sikh gurdwara in Kabul in which two people were killed and seven others injured, noting that such “acts of terrorism targeting religious places are utterly repugnant”.

Multiple explosions ripped through a gurdwara in Kabul on Saturday as Afghan security personnel thwarted a bigger tragedy by preventing an explosive-laden vehicle from reaching the minority community’s place of worship in the war-torn country.

In the latest targeted assault on a place of worship for the Sikh community in Afghanistan, Gurdwara Karte Parwan in the Bagh-e Bala district of Kabul came under attack early Saturday morning and an hours-long firefight between terrorists and Taliban fighters ensued,” Abdul Nafi said. Takor, spokesperson for the Interior Ministry.

“Pakistan is gravely concerned by the recent spate of terrorist attacks on places of worship in Afghanistan, the Foreign Ministry said, adding that terrorists targeted the Imam Sahib Mosque in Kunduz on Friday, killing and injuring scores of worshipers. .

“These acts of terrorism targeting religious places are absolutely repugnant. Pakistan reiterates its condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations,” he said.

The three attackers were killed by Taliban forces, Pajhwok news agency reported. Takor confirmed that at least one member of the Islamic Emirate forces and one Afghan Sikh national were killed in the incident.

Seven others were injured and hospitalized. Pakistan expresses its solidarity with the Afghan people and offers its support to the Afghan authorities in countering the terrorist threat and protecting their citizens, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Since the Taliban took power in August last year, the country has been the scene of continuous attacks by the rival Sunni Muslim militant group Islamic State.

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The Kingdom condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations as a flagrant violation of international law, humanitarian law and human rights. https://capperi.net/the-kingdom-condemns-terrorism-in-all-its-forms-and-manifestations-as-a-flagrant-violation-of-international-law-humanitarian-law-and-human-rights/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:25:08 +0000 https://capperi.net/the-kingdom-condemns-terrorism-in-all-its-forms-and-manifestations-as-a-flagrant-violation-of-international-law-humanitarian-law-and-human-rights/ The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in its capacity as coordinator of the United Nations Organization for Islamic Cooperation Counter-Terrorism Task Force, on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) group, condemned the terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, regardless of the motives of the perpetrator, identity and place of perpetration, reaffirming that terrorism […]]]>

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in its capacity as coordinator of the United Nations Organization for Islamic Cooperation Counter-Terrorism Task Force, on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) group, condemned the terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, regardless of the motives of the perpetrator, identity and place of perpetration, reaffirming that terrorism constitutes a flagrant violation of international law, including international humanitarian law and human rights law of man, in particular the right to life.

This was stated in a speech delivered by Counselor Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Atik, Chargé d’Affaires of the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, at a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation at the United Nations at Ambassadorial Level with Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office.

Al-Atiq stressed that terrorist acts threaten the territorial integrity and stability of States, as well as national, regional and international security, reaffirming the OIC Group’s respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence from all UN member states in accordance with the Charter. .

He expressed the group’s belief that a comprehensive approach must be taken to combat terrorism by addressing its root causes, including lack of sustained economic growth, lack of development, lack of social and economic, in addition to the illegal use of the force and the aggression and occupation. , The aggravation of international conflicts and political marginalization, stressing the need to fight all terrorist groups and organizations, wherever they exist, without any discrimination.

He stressed the need to distinguish between terrorism and the exercise by peoples of their legitimate right to resist foreign occupation, stressing that this distinction is provided for in international law and international humanitarian law, as well as in Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, and in General Assembly resolution 46/51, which also supports this position.

He confirmed the emphasis placed by the OIC group on the need to implement the global counter-terrorism strategy in a balanced manner in all its aspects.

He stressed the importance of building the capacity of Member States to enable them to meet their various obligations under United Nations resolutions, stressing that sufficient additional resources should be made available to United Nations entities and departments. to help build these capacities, and that bilateral relations, technical assistance and technology transfer should be strengthened.

Al-Ateeq explained that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation recognizes the important role of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Center, particularly their role in building the capacity of member states to combat terrorism, noting its continued contribution to strengthening counter-terrorism efforts.

In terms of capacity building, Al-Atiq called on the relevant United Nations entities, within their current mandates, to increase cooperation, provide assistance and information, and build capacity at the request of States. interested members through the implementation of international agreements and regional instruments and protocols.

“Such cooperation should be carried out at the request of the Member State concerned, including through the establishment of a South-South cooperation platform of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Center “, he added.

He said the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy was a work in progress and an important document that should be regularly reviewed and updated.

He noted that it had become clear that the current structure of the United Nations against terrorism and the tools to counter it were no longer keeping up with the evolution of threats, in particular those related to new threats stemming from racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance carried by nationalist extremists, the extreme right and other groups and ideologies. These new threats today represent a major challenge for the international community.

He said: “The group reaffirms that terrorism should not be associated with any religion, race, belief, value, culture or society. The experience of the last two decades shows that the current structure of the United Nations and the international structure of the fight against terrorism have led to the stereotypical representation of Muslims. Preventing and countering violent extremism and terrorism over the past two decades has relied heavily on what is known as “violent Islamic extremism”.

He noted that this approach not only violates the fundamental rights of Muslim communities and Muslims in many parts of the world, but has also caused a wave of terrorist attacks against Muslims based on Islamophobia, racism and xenophobia.

The Old Counselor welcomed the recognition by the seventh review of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy of the dangers posed by new and emerging threats, such as the escalation of terrorist attacks motivated by xenophobia, racism and other forms of intolerance.

He explained that the seventh review requested the UN Secretary-General to develop, in consultation with Member States, a better understanding of the motivations and objectives represented by these groups on the global terrorist scene before the seventy-seventh session. of ONU. General Assembly.

Al-Atiq said: In response to a letter from Under-Secretary-General Voronkov inviting Member States to submit written comments regarding their respective assessments of the increase in terrorist attacks motivated by xenophobia, racism and other forms of intolerance, the OIC team submitted a comprehensive written submission highlighting the seriousness of the threat. Some recommendations are general.

He noted that through the participation of the OIC, the group has also made an important contribution, which led to the adoption by the General Assembly on 15 March 2022 of resolution 76/254 titled “International Day against Islamophobia”, as well as OIC Resolution No. 41/48-POL “Combating Terrorism and Extremism“, issued by the 48th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation on March 22 and 23, 2022.

He pointed out that this ministerial decision by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation empowers the group to make joint efforts to counter the terrorist threat posed by individuals and groups based on racial, ethnic or ideological grounds.

He expressed the hope that the views of the OIC Group would be reflected in the next report of the UN Secretary General and that the report would also contain detailed recommendations that would chart a clear roadmap to address these threats. terrorists.

He expressed hope that the OIC team would continue to work with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office to achieve a balanced implementation of the four pillars of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.

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Police arrest 87 suspected Boko Haram terrorists, kidnappers and others in northeast Nigeria https://capperi.net/police-arrest-87-suspected-boko-haram-terrorists-kidnappers-and-others-in-northeast-nigeria/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 21:30:17 +0000 https://capperi.net/police-arrest-87-suspected-boko-haram-terrorists-kidnappers-and-others-in-northeast-nigeria/ At least 87 people are in custody for alleged terrorism, kidnapping, rape and intentional homicide in northeastern Nigeria, SaharaReporters learned on Wednesday. According to the Borno State Police Command, some of the arrested suspects were found with deadly firearms and were charged with criminal offenses including theft of cattle. Parading the suspects in Maiduguri on […]]]>

At least 87 people are in custody for alleged terrorism, kidnapping, rape and intentional homicide in northeastern Nigeria, SaharaReporters learned on Wednesday.

According to the Borno State Police Command, some of the arrested suspects were found with deadly firearms and were charged with criminal offenses including theft of cattle.



Parading the suspects in Maiduguri on Wednesday, State Police Commissioner Abdu Umar disclosed that the suspects were arrested in Maiduguri Metropolis, Jere, Konduga, Gwoza and Hauwul councils and parts of the states. of Adamawa and Taraba.

Umar said: “Police arrested five terrorist suspects and recovered 3 armed trucks, machine guns and two AK-47 rifles with live ammunition.”

He added that the suspects had links to Boko Haram and terrorists from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).

He noted that investigations were ongoing, as some of the suspects were being held by the military.

He added that “6 suspects were arrested on May 30, 2022 for alleged abductions in Borno, Adamawa and Taraba states.

“Police elite team stormed a rural grazing area (RUGA) in Njimtilo area of ​​Maiduguri, some of them are leaders of kidnapping syndicates in the North East.

“This is Abubakar Ali from Njimtilo who also specialized in cattle rustling and also harbored criminals in the community.”

The police commissioner added that Abdul Isa, Bala Musa, Abdullahi Bukar, Garba Usman and Jordi Garba were also arrested for kidnapping, cattle theft and concealment.

He further revealed that all the suspects confessed to their alleged crimes, including stealing armored cables.

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Why do national dialogues in Arab countries exclude the participation of major parties? – Middle East Monitor https://capperi.net/why-do-national-dialogues-in-arab-countries-exclude-the-participation-of-major-parties-middle-east-monitor/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 08:03:00 +0000 https://capperi.net/why-do-national-dialogues-in-arab-countries-exclude-the-participation-of-major-parties-middle-east-monitor/ Tunisian President Kais Saied announced in early May the launch of a “national dialogue” to help resolve the political impasse in the North African country that followed his controversial takeover, when he sacked the government and dissolved the elected parliament. Saied, a former law professor, carried out what his opponents, legal experts and political analysts […]]]>

Tunisian President Kais Saied announced in early May the launch of a “national dialogue” to help resolve the political impasse in the North African country that followed his controversial takeover, when he sacked the government and dissolved the elected parliament. Saied, a former law professor, carried out what his opponents, legal experts and political analysts call a coup against the Constitution on July 25 last year. Since then, he has ruled by presidential decree.

The president claims that he is “cleaning” the country and that he will not reverse his measures. “I say to honest and determined citizens to be a little patient, and there is no turning back,” he reportedly said last August. “I promised God and the people that I would go forward and history would never turn back.”

In a meeting with his government ministers earlier this year, Saied announced the dissolution of the Supreme Judicial Council, accusing it of serving political interests. The Council is an independent constitutional body created in 2016 to ensure the proper functioning and independence of the judiciary.

Earlier this month, he sacked 57 judges at a cabinet meeting, accusing them of disrupting investigations into terrorist cases, shielding suspected terrorists and being financially corrupt.

Since the start of the coup, Tunisia has slipped into a dark place, so Saied began to think about sharing the burden of his failure with the people. However, he insisted on excluding the most important and effective political groupings and that everything revolved around him.

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He proposed his “national dialogue” with a particular quartet: the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT); the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Commerce and Handicrafts (UTICA); the Tunisian League for Human Rights; and the Tunisian Bar Association. He ignored the Islamist Ennahda party, which is the largest political and social party in the country, which has become the main and best organized political movement since the revolution that toppled dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.

In Egypt last week, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s National Dialogue Administration announced the date for the first session of the dialogue. Diaa Rashwan, head of the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate, was chosen as the overall coordinator of the process.

It was the first time an official Egyptian body had called for a national dialogue since 2013. It was then that Sisi carried out his military coup against Egypt’s first freely elected president Mohamed Morsi, imprisoned by his former minister of la Défense and died behind bars.

The Egyptian military now essentially rules the country. Tens of thousands of Morsi supporters, mostly Muslim Brotherhood officials and members, as well as opposition activists from other parties, have been imprisoned. Local, regional and international human rights groups report that political prisoners in Sisi prisons endure harsh conditions that do not meet international standards; they lack proper health care and are denied fair and equitable trials. Dozens of people died, and many were denied proper funerals and buried in secret.

“No one will be excluded from the presidential call for national dialogue except those who have blood on their hands or who have practiced terrorism or violence,” Rashwan said. In other words, the main political power in the country – the Muslim Brotherhood – is excluded because the regime has already declared it illegal as a “terrorist” organization, a designation used to justify the imprisonment of its top officials. and its members.

Kais Saied, the Tunisian president dissolves parliament “to preserve the state” – Caricature [Sabaaneh/Middle East Monitor]

The actions taken by Saïed and Sisi have this in common: both are putschists and both exclude their political opponents who are Islamists from what are supposed to be comprehensive national dialogues. Both also accuse the Islamists of being terrorists and planning the destruction of the country for the benefit of foreign entities. Without the slightest irony, they accuse their political opponents of being corrupt and of exploiting the state to serve their interests. No evidence was ever provided to support the “terrorist” allegations; it’s a lazy and very easy accusation, mirroring claims made against Muslim political and social groups – even legitimate aid organizations – all over the world.

Saied traveled to Cairo to meet Sisi in April 2021 to learn from his experience with the Muslim Brotherhood and find out how he could deal with Ennahda by turning it into a pariah movement. At a joint press conference, they said they had agreed on ways to fight terrorism and Islamic extremism.

Both Saied and Sisi claim that they are working to get rid of evil powers that their citizens also want to get rid of. Saied alleges that he is working to purge Tunisians of “terrorists” and “extremists”, a direct and obvious reference to Ennahda. He believes he is doing what the Tunisian people want him to do. Sisi made the same claim about the persecution of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

According Al Ahram onlineSisi’s man, Rashwan, claimed that the Egyptian political forces preparing for the national dialogue “reject any participation by Islamists, especially the banned Muslim Brotherhood”.

Such hostility towards Islamists is no coincidence; it is part of a pre-planned strategy imposed by international colonial powers. They do not want popular Islamist movements to upset their “interests” which depend on the autocratic regimes in place in the Arab world.

Ghannouchi: Kais Saied’s putsch in Tunisia is more isolated

In some places, allegations have been made that “Islamist extremists” are supported by colonial powers in order to destabilize Muslim countries and discredit Islam in the West. Due to the success of the Muslim Brotherhood and its ramifications in democratic elections, the movement has been specifically targeted by the West and its minions in Arab capitals. Far from being a “terrorist” organization, it is a moderate and democratic organization that sees Islam as the “radical middle way”.

The US-led colonial powers and their allies in the West and the region don’t want to see even moderate Islamists in government because they don’t want to see a stable Middle East. Divide and rule has long been the tactic adopted by colonial powers, and it is evident in the way the West is interfering in the Arab world in order to control the region’s natural resources.

When given the democratic option, people in Arab states have generally opted for Islamist parties which are incorruptible and therefore more likely to challenge Western hegemony in the region. One need only look at how the West opposed the outcome of the 2006 “free and fair” elections won by Hamas in occupied Palestine to see how it worked in practice, with the West backing an Authority corrupt Palestinian without an electoral mandate led by a president whose political legitimacy ended in 2009.

Indeed, divide and rule has always relied on corrupt local leaders ready and willing to accept the dictates of colonial powers. Saied in Tunisia and Sisi in Egypt play this role to perfection with their masters. It’s easy to blame the West for this, but without the likes of these two “presidents” the tactic would fail. This is why it is imperative for them to keep Islamists out of supposedly national dialogues in the Arab world: those in power – and those behind them in Western capitals – want to make sure that the world Arab remains ruled by despots and dictators. And all this in the name of the “fight against terrorism”. By excluding the big popular political parties, they are destroying democracy in order to defend what they claim to be the democratic will of the people.

The opinions expressed in this article belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Middle East Monitor.

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Rooting out sexism is like tackling terrorism, says senior police official https://capperi.net/rooting-out-sexism-is-like-tackling-terrorism-says-senior-police-official/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 22:20:47 +0000 https://capperi.net/rooting-out-sexism-is-like-tackling-terrorism-says-senior-police-official/ The nation’s top police officer tasked with tackling violence against women and girls has likened ending the epidemic of sexism to the challenge of confronting terrorism after the July 7 suicide bombings. In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Deputy Chief Constable Maggie Blyth, who last year was appointed national police chief on violence […]]]>

The nation’s top police officer tasked with tackling violence against women and girls has likened ending the epidemic of sexism to the challenge of confronting terrorism after the July 7 suicide bombings.

In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Deputy Chief Constable Maggie Blyth, who last year was appointed national police chief on violence against women and girls, said it will take until the end of the decade to resolve the crisis of sexism in Britain.

Reflecting on how the public was asked to help fight Islamic terrorism after 9/11, she said: “I speak to the senior police officers behind the establishment of the fight against terrorism at the nationally and goes back to similar parallels 12 to 15 years ago and the big thing for me was the public campaign.

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In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Deputy Chief Constable Maggie Blyth, who was appointed national police chief for violence against women and girls last year, said it would take until the end of the decade to resolve the crisis of sexism in Britain.

“You can put all the resources and focus you want into solving it, but it’s the public campaign that makes the difference. The work with counter-terrorism, raising public awareness of the threat, we now have to do that with VAWG.

She added, “I don’t think we’re going to change some of these really embedded societal issues overnight and I think we need to be really honest about it,” she said.

‘I look over the course of this year to bring real change to the way police forces deal with VAWGs [violence against women and girls] but in a context of change throughout this decade.

“I think this is a once in a lifetime opportunity that we have now to address violence against women and girls and certainly in my career and in my life I feel like it there are opportunities for change.

“I would compare it to some of the things I’ve seen in my life like smoking, seat belts, drunk driving. These are campaigns. They were approaches to changing the way the public thinks that took years.

“We then enter a decade where you look back and think, ‘My God, is this how people behaved and thought? “I think we’re in one of those times in society in a way that I haven’t seen in my career.

The nation's top police officer tasked with tackling violence against women and girls has likened ending the epidemic of sexism to the challenge of confronting terrorism after the July 7 suicide bombings.  Pictured: The scene of the 7/7 bomb blast in Upper Woburn Place, London

The nation’s top police officer tasked with tackling violence against women and girls has likened ending the epidemic of sexism to the challenge of confronting terrorism after the July 7 suicide bombings. Pictured: The scene of the 7/7 bomb blast in Upper Woburn Place, London

Ms Blyth takes on her task at a time when police face accusations of institutional misogyny and the dark shadow of Wayne Couzens (pictured), the Metropolitan Police officer who abducted, raped and murdered Sarah Everard last March , still weighs on the profession

Ms Blyth takes on her task at a time when police face accusations of institutional misogyny and the dark shadow of Wayne Couzens (pictured), the Metropolitan Police officer who abducted, raped and murdered Sarah Everard last March , still weighs on the profession

Ms Blyth takes on her task at a time when police face accusations of institutional misogyny and the dark shadow of Wayne Couzens, the Metropolitan Police officer who abducted, raped and murdered Sarah Everard last March, looms large always on the job.

Challenging the government to provide police with the right tools to tackle harassment of women on the streets or on public transport, Ms Blyth complained that officers were “using 20th century policing and tactics with this which is a problem of the 21st century”.

Echoing comments made last month by Nimco Ali, the government’s independent adviser on violence against women and girls and close friend of Carrie Johnson, that her call to make street harassment a crime had suffered ‘pushback’, Ms Blyth pointed out that rude remarks and unwanted advances were currently prosecuted under voyeurism and harassment legislation which required police to demonstrate ‘a course of action’.

“I think it needs a real overhaul from the people who legislate, which is the government,” she said. “As women, we know what it’s like to sit on a tube to be watched or followed, all those things that can make women uncomfortable.”

She also urged that social media companies such as Facebook and Snapchat be ‘held accountable for behavior that is harmful to women and girls’, describing the Government’s proposed Online Harms Bill as a ‘real opportunity’ .

She added: ‘We are all so dependent on living and working online as part of our daily lives, now we need to make sure regulations are in place for people who want to cause violence and get away with it online . It has to stop.

Challenging the government to provide police with the right tools to tackle harassment of women on the streets or on public transport, Ms Blyth complained that officers

Challenging the government to provide police with the right tools to tackle harassment of women on the streets or on public transport, Ms Blyth complained that officers were “using 20th century policing and tactics with this which is a problem of the 21st century”.

Speaking after Everyone’s Invited, a website where victims of sex crimes can post anonymous allegations, revealed it had received complaints from pupils at nearly 8,400 schools, Ms Blyth risked controversy by saying that students who come forward with allegations “will be believed” by the police.

Critics have expressed concern that Everyone is being asked to bypass the justice system, but Ms Blyth said: ‘I really applaud any girl or young adult who has come forward with evidence of what happened to her at the school or university.

‘This [Everyone’s Invited] is a very good initiative… I hope it gives the girls confidence that the police will take things seriously even if it did not happen yesterday… Tell your story, we will believe you and we will listen to you.

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