Extremism

September 1, 2015 By FM

White supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. guilty of murder in Jewish center shootings

The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites told jurors he hoped to “die a martyr” for the shootings. It took the jury little over two hours to find Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., 74, guilty of capital murder, three counts of attempted murder and assault and weapons charges. As jurors left court, Miller raised his right arm in a Nazi salute and told them: “You probably won’t sleep tonight.” None of his victims were Jewish. Their names are William Corporon, 69, a physician; his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Underwood; and Terri LaManno, 53. A fact Miller did not learn until six days after the shootings. Frazier Glenn Miller, also known as Frazier Glenn Cross, wrote on a courtroom poster board “Diversity is a code word for white genocide”. Miller’s virulent antisemitism and white supremacist ideology has never been in doubt. His website, with its rudimentary design, mixes the iconographies of the Ku Klux Klan and the Confederate flag. He recommends visitors check out ex-KKK grand wizard David Duke and get ‘jew-wise’. Miller published his own book, titled ‘A White Man Speaks Out,’ written between 1987-1990 (when in prison), and completed in 1999. He joined the [...]

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August 31, 2015 By FM

IS in Syria Executes Over 90 People in a Month

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has stated that IS (Islamic State) executed over 90 people in the last month in Syria, with a third of them being civilians. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 32 civilians were among 91 people executed for ‘crimes’ that took place between July 29th and August 29th 2015. These included residents in areas controlled by the so-called Caliphate and which included forces loyal to Bashar Al-Assad, rebel fighters and even those affiliated with IS. Some of the crimes that are punishable by death include ‘witch-craft’,  homsexuality and working with the US-led Coalition. To date, since the Caliphate was announced across Iraq and parts of Syria, approximately 3,156 people have been executed by IS. This includes about 1,841 civilians who have also lost their lives. Some of these executions have been filmed and promoted by the media arm of IS, Al-Hayat, which produced high definition videos on the gruesome beheadings and crucifixions of individuals. Videos have also been circulated of alleged homosexuals being thrown off the roofs of buildings.

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Shiv Sena, the Indian Far Right Nationalist Party Pays to Increase Demographics
August 31, 2015 By Faith Matters

Shiv Sena, the Indian Far Right Nationalist Party Pays to Increase Demographics

The nationalist Hindu far right movement, the Shiv Sena, announced in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday that it would give 2 lakh rupees to each Hindu family that has 5 children or more. This is equivalent to about £2,000 per family. The reason behind this policy drive was according to them, the rising Muslim population in […]

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Reports of IS Fighting in Qadam Neighbourhood, South of Damascus
August 30, 2015 By Faith Matters

Reports of IS Fighting in Qadam Neighbourhood, South of Damascus

Pictures posted on web-sites by Islamic State sympathisers show military activity in the Al-Qadam neighbourhood, south of Damascus. The pictures show groups of IS fighters roaming through the Al-Qadam neighbourhood and with stocks of M16 and other associated automatic rifles and stores of mortars that the groups and its affiliates have stockpiled. The proximity to […]

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Islamic State’s Al Hayat Media Arm is a real and Ongoing Threat to Young People
August 30, 2015 By Faith Matters

Islamic State’s Al Hayat Media Arm is a real and Ongoing Threat to Young People

Islamic State’s Al Hayat Media Arm is an Ongoing Risk to Young People: Social Media Activity Over the Last Week Highlights the Release of a High Quality Video Which Plays on Religious Symbolism, Identity & History News of the Walthamstow based Zahera Tariq allegedly travelling to Syria to join IS, possibly highlights the propaganda pull […]

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Pictures Purport to Show Iraqi Shia Militant Abu Azrael Slicing Burnt ISIS fighter
August 29, 2015 By Faith Matters

Pictures Purport to Show Iraqi Shia Militant Abu Azrael Slicing Burnt ISIS fighter

Abu Azrael has managed to build up a persona of a fearless Shia fighter in Iraq. Versatile in media management of his image and muscle bound, (which adds to the media portrayal of a fearless warrior), Abu Azrael is also known as ‘Iraq’s Rambo’ and his real name is Ayyub Faleh al-Rubaie. Abu Azrael is […]

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ISIS Cyber Specialist, Junaid Hussain from Birmingham, Confirmed KIlled by US
August 29, 2015 By Faith Matters

ISIS Cyber Specialist, Junaid Hussain from Birmingham, Confirmed KIlled by US

The U.S. military has confirmed the killing of Junaid Hussain, the British Citizen who had become a central player in the cyber activities of ISIS or Islamic State. Hussain was killed in a targeted drone strike on August 24th whilst travelling in Syria and was married to Sally Jones, an ex-punk rocker from Chatham who […]

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Scholar’s corner: where does Islamic fundamentalism stem from?
August 25, 2015 By FM

Scholar’s corner: where does Islamic fundamentalism stem from?

Dr. Imam Mamadou Bocoum is a holder of two Masters and a PhD from The Muslim College, and Heythrop College, University of London. He is a lecturer in Islamic Studies; a Board member of the Muslim Law Council UK and an interfaith consultant. He is currently a consultant at Faith Matters and Tell Mama. Mamadou has authored a number of written works which have included: The Position of Jews and Christians in the Qur’an; Faith and Citizenship in Islam; The status of Women in Islam; Islamic Fundamentalism and the Qur’an. He can be reached at mbocoum@yahoo.com; Mamadou@tellmamauk.org. While delivering a talk on ‘extremism in the religion of Islam’, an audience member shouted: “Bush, Blair and Bin Laden are all f——s”. I pretended that I had not heard but this was to no avail as the same individual shouted again – but this time in a louder tone – “All of them are f——s”.  The heckler’s pronunciation was rather difficult to interpret (like mine!) and I thought that he meant the offensive six-letter designation. It proved a great relief when someone clarified that the ‘f word’ was fundamentalist. I then responded that besides sharing initial ‘B’ in their respective family names, [...]

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Jihadi John’s Threats to Behead People Apparently Circulated on Viber
August 23, 2015 By Faith Matters

Jihadi John’s Threats to Behead People Apparently Circulated on Viber

The Daily Mail initially reported that it had received unique footage on threats being made allegedly by Jihadi John. The threats seem to have been made on a mobile phone camera some 2 months ago and were then circulated using VIBER and through mobile phone networks. The video purports to show Jihadi John as he is […]

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August 13, 2015 By FM

Al Qaeda’s Al-Zawahiri Pledges Allegiance to New Taliban Chief

Al-Qaeda’s Ayman Al-Zawahiri has pledged allegiance to the new head of the Afghan Taliban in an audio on-line message. The move is seen politically to enhance the status of the new leader, (Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour), after the death of the Group’s founder, Mullah Mohammad Omar, some two years ago. Al-Zawahiri stated, “We pledge our allegiance … (to the) commander of the faithful, Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour, may God protect him.” The move is seen as a way of shoring up the waning support for Al-Qaeda, a group which has largely lost traction and support to groups such as ISIS and local splinter extremist groups in countries across the Maghreb to the Middle East. The move is also meant to try and hold the group together as it started to splinter after the reported death of Mullah Omar.

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