Muslim cleric who inspired Tunisia beach killer lives in UK on £50,000 benefits

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“Asked how he could justify milking the welfare state for so much, al-Sibai – who is under investigation suspected of benefit fraud – said: ‘Ask David Cameron, don’t ask me.’” That’s absolutely right. The UK is funding and enabling its own destruction.

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“Living here on £50,000 benefits, the hate preacher who inspired Tunisian beach killer: Cleric lives in five-bedroom home with wife and five children after thwarting deportation attempts for 15 years,” by Paul Bentley, Daily Mail, July 6, 2015:

A leader of the terror group behind the Tunisian beach massacre is living off benefits in Britain, the Mail can reveal.

Jihadi preacher Hani al-Sibai – who described the 7/7 terror attacks in London in 2005 as a ‘great victory’ – is one of the ‘key influencers’ of the Islamic fanatics believed to have recruited and trained gunman Seifeddine Rezgui.

But he is living on £50,000 a year in handouts with his wife and five children in a £1 million house in West London, after using human rights laws to thwart attempts to deport him for more than 15 years.

Days after the atrocity in Tunisia, the Mail found al-Sibai, 54, strolling in the sunshine outside his home.

Asked how he could justify milking the welfare state for so much, al-Sibai – who is under investigation suspected of benefit fraud – said: ‘Ask David Cameron, don’t ask me.’

Last night, there were furious calls to deport al-Sibai, who has also been linked to Islamic State executioner Mohammed Emwazi, known as Jihadi John.

Keith Vaz, chairman of the home affairs select committee, is writing to Home Secretary Theresa May to demand an explanation as to why al-Sibai is still in the country.

‘It is extraordinary that successive governments have been trying but failing to remove someone who has these worrying links,’ he said.

‘The way he has foiled attempts to remove him are a cause for enormous concern.’

Tory MP Peter Bone added: ‘This is the sort of thing that drives my constituents mad. I expect the Home Secretary to deal with this urgently. There is a very strong case for him to be deported. He needs to be dealt with.’

The Mail last week revealed the links between the beach massacre in Tunisia and Islamic extremism in Britain.

Tunisian terror group Ansar al-Sharia – which authorities believe to have recruited and trained Rezgui – was founded and is run by extremist Saifallah Ben Hassine, who became a disciple of hate preacher Abu Qatada in London in the late 1990s.

Ben Hassine, who is said to have plotted the beach massacre from his base in Libya, is also believed to have had a key role in the plotting of 9/11.

Al-Sibai is a close associate of the group. He is cited at length in a 2013 report by the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism in The Hague, and is described as one of Ansar al-Sharia’s ‘key influencers’.

He is also noted for his connection to Ben Hassine, also known as Abu Iyad. ‘Al-Sibai’s involvement in international jihadism runs long and deep,’ the report states. ‘Al-Sibai has maintained his loyalty to Abu Iyad over the years. When Ansar al-Sharia held its Kairouan conference in May 2012, al-Sibai was one of several foreign scholars to address the audience by video.’

Al-Sibai and his family live in a three-storey, four-bedroom home in Ravenscourt Park. The rent for the housing association home is covered by the taxpayer. He parks his Toyota Corolla Verso – which cost £16,995 – in a dedicated disabled spot outside his house.

Al-Sibai and his wife are estimated to be on benefits of more than £48,000 a year – almost double the cap of £26,000. They are able to defy the limit because both are entitled to disability living allowance. Al-Sibai has also used public money to fund a series of legal cases against the Government to stop him being deported and to have his name removed from terrorist sanction lists.

Al-Sibai, who has written about ‘celebrating the anniversary of the martyrdom of Sheikh Osama bin Laden’, was last night under investigation on suspicion of benefit fraud.

The Department for Work and Pensions said: ‘People who commit, plan and support acts of terror will be prosecuted and anyone who has been deported or sent to prison will lose their benefits.’

The Home Office said: ‘We do not routinely comment on individual cases.’

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Obama administration invokes executive privilege on Benghazi probe?

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BY ED MORRISSEY

Democrats have insisted that the House Select Committee on Benghazi has done nothing but rehash already-known elements of the attack on the consulate in September 2012, and intended to do nothing more than embarrass Hillary Clinton.  The latest move by the Obama administration to block access to some State Department documentation undermines both claims. Byron York reports at the Washington Examiner that the State Department has withheld an undisclosed number of documents to protect “important executive branch institutional interests” — code for executive privilege:

The State Department has informed the House Select Committee on Benghazi that it is withholding “a small number” of documents from investigators on the basis of “important executive branch institutional interests.” The statement, made in a letter from Assistant Secretary of State Julia Frifield to committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, amounts to a de facto claim of executive privilege.

Frifield made the claim in a letter turning over 3,600 pages of Benghazi-related documents from three current and former administration officials: Susan Rice, Jake Sullivan, and Cheryl Mills. Rice, a former United Nations ambassador, is now national security adviser, while Sullivan and Mills are close aides to Hillary Clinton who worked at the Department when she was secretary of state. …

State has insisted on certain restrictions before turning over its documents, including those from Rice, Sullivan, and Mills. “Under the terms of this agreement, the documents are being provided without the majority of Department redactions that would normally be applied to protect national security, law enforcement, and diplomatic efforts of the United States, as well as the safety and privacy of the individuals named herein,” Frifield wrote to Gowdy. “In return, the Benghazi Committee has agreed that, in the event that it considers it integral to the satisfaction of the Benghazi Committee’s mandate to release any of these documents publicly, it will first give the State Department a reasonable opportunity of at least five days to review the documents proposed to be released and to discuss with the Benghazi Committee any sensitive information the Department believes should be redacted prior to the public release. The Benghazi Committee has agreed to consider such requests in good faith prior to making any such release.”

The letter itself notes that State has not disclosed documents related to Libya policy. The scope of the select committee’s look at the entirety of the Obama administration’s handling of Libya in the post-Arab Spring period, Frifield admits, has forced it to produce new documentation. And they don’t want to comply:

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This is what’s known as trying to eat your cake and have it too. Democrats, let by ranking member Elijah Cummings, have repeatedly claimed that the select committee is unnecessary and redundant on the point of the attack itself. Chair Trey Gowdy has repeatedly stated that the scope of the committee goes far beyond the attack, to review of the policies that led the consulate to be vulnerable and State and the military unprepared to deal with the consequences. This response tries an even narrower argument than Cummings uses by claiming the ARB provided a definitive answer to the attack, which is (a) absurd and (b) beside the point. Congress has the right and the duty to oversee all government-agency functions and performance, and not just in the case of an attack.

The invocation of executive privilege raises the stakes. Executive privilege only covers the President, and his immediate advisers while they are being consulted by the President in an area of executive authority. Susan Rice, Obama’s national-security adviser, would be covered by executive privilege only when in consultation with the President, but not when she’s consulting with Hillary Clinton or officials at other agencies over which Congress exercises oversight. Otherwise, the use of the privilege would get so abused as to render any sort of checks and balances on the executive moot.

A resort to executive privilege in this case either suggests that Barack Obama himself got involved in dealing with these issues as they arose and that documentation would expose the debate over policy and responses … or that the White House simply thinks it can use executive privilege at any time to block access to records to which Congress is entitled. The use of executive privilege to protect Eric Holder in the Operation Fast and Furious probe provides evidence of the latter. This looks like a blanket attempt to stifle the Select Committee in the same way that Holder managed to stall out the probe into ATF/Department of Justice actions in the gun-running scandal. At the very least, though, that allows Gowdy to keep the probe running and make the point that it’s the White House stretching it out with their refusal to cooperate and share material that even administration officials admit they’ve never provided to Congress.

VIDEO North Korean Scientist Defects to Finland with Evidence of ‘Chemical Warfare’ Tests on Own People

A 47 year old North Korean researcher has defected to Finland via the Philippines with sickening evidence that the government has carried out chemical and biological tests on human beings.

The scientist, identified by the surname ‘Lee,’ reportedly ‘felt skeptical about his research.’

Lee was based at a microbiology research center near the Chinese border. He defected with the information on an electronic data storage device containing 15 gigabytes of information of humans being used to test biological and chemical weapons.

He intends to provide testimony to the European parliament in late July.

It is not the first time North Korea has been accused of carrying out biological and chemical tests on its own people. Former prison inmates have reported of political prisoners in concentration camps being used as subjects.

Other defectors have reported systematic purging or disabled people by making them disappear from public sight, subjecting them to chemical weapons tests, castration and ‘dissection of body parts.’

Pyongyang was reported to have executed over a dozen large-scale tests of biological and chemical weapons. As many as 40 chemical substances have been tested, with anthrax bacterium a frequent component.

One special forces officer, Im Cheon-yuong, said these tests were the final straw that led to his defection. He told The Telegraph, “At first, they used the chemical agents on mice and showed us how they died. Then we watched the instructors carrying out the tests on humans to show us how a person dies. I saw it with my own eyes.”

It is hoped the most recent information revealed by the scientist, Mr Lee, can lead to charged being filed against the Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

Perhaps of more relevant concern is information revealed that North Korea has provided chemical weapons technology to Syria, Egypt, Iran and Libya in the last two decades that may fall into hostile hands.

Obama blocks plan by allies to fight ISIS (Islamic State)

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The question isn’t what side is Obama on; the question is, what are we going to do about it? He’s a bloody nightmare.

“US blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to fight Islamic State,” by , Defence Editor, The Telegraph, Jul 1, 2015

Middle East allies accuse Barack Obama and David Cameron of failing to show strategic leadership in fight against Islamic State

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The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt.

Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders, including David Cameron, are failing to show strategic leadership over the world’s gravest security crisis for decades.

They now say they are willing to “go it alone” in supplying heavy weapons to the Kurds, even if means defying the Iraqi authorities and their American backers, who demand all weapons be channelled through Baghdad.

High level officials from Gulf and other states have told this newspaper that all attempts to persuade Mr Obama of the need to arm the Kurds directly as part of more vigorous plans to take on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) have failed. The Senate voted down one attempt by supporters of the Kurdish cause last month.

The officials say they are looking at new ways to take the fight to Isil without seeking US approval.

“If the Americans and the West are not prepared to do anything serious about defeating Isil, then we will have to find new ways of dealing with the threat,” said a senior Arab government official. “With Isil making ground all the time we simply cannot afford to wait for Washington to wake up to the enormity of the threat we face.”


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The Peshmerga have been successfully fighting Isil, driving them back from the gates of Erbil and, with the support of Kurds from neighbouring Syria, re-establishing control over parts of Iraq’s north-west.

But they are doing so with a makeshift armoury. Millions of pounds-worth of weapons have been bought by a number of European countries to arm the Kurds, but American commanders, who are overseeing all military operations against Isil, are blocking the arms transfers.

One of the core complaints of the Kurds is that the Iraqi army has abandoned so many weapons in the face of Isil attack, the Peshmerga are fighting modern American weaponry with out-of-date Soviet equipment.

At least one Arab state is understood to be considering arming the Peshmerga directly, despite US opposition.

The US has also infuriated its allies, particularly Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the Gulf states, by what they perceive to be a lack of clear purpose and vacillation in how they conduct the bombing campaign. Other members of the coalition say they have identified clear Isil targets but then been blocked by US veto from firing at them.

“There is simply no strategic approach,” one senior Gulf official said. “There is a lack of coordination in selecting targets, and there is no overall plan for defeating Isil.”

Western leaders increasingly accept that the “war on Isil” has not gone well, from the moment last year Mr Obama called the group a “JV [junior varsity] team” of jihadists compared with al-Qaeda. At that point, Isil had seized Fallujah, which US forces took in a bloody battle in 2004. It went on to take much of western Iraq and large areas of Syria, and in May took Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province.

Britain is moving closer to expanding its role in the war. The Government on Wednesday gave its strongest indication yet that MPs will be given a new vote on whether to bomb Isil in Syria.

Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, said it was “illogical” that British planes were able to hit extremists in Iraq but not across the border.

Any decision to bomb in Syria would have to be approved by MPs. In 2013, the Prime Minister lost a vote for British military action in Syria. However, Mr Fallon said: “It is a new Parliament and I think new Members of Parliament will want to think very carefully about how we best deal with Isil, and the illogicality of Isil not respecting the borderlines.”

Mr Fallon suggested that a bombing campaign could be mounted in revenge for the terror attacks in Tunisia if a link could be proved between the killer and Isil in Libya. Britain would only take military action in Libya “where we think there is an imminent threat, a very direct to British lives or, for example, to British hostages”, he said.

Senior Whitehall sources did not distance themselves from Mr Fallon’s comments but insisted there was no immediate prospect of military action.

The Telegraph understands that Mr Cameron is concerned that Labour might force the Government into another defeat over Syria.

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Australian Prime Minister: Islamic State group is ‘coming after us’

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At least one world leader will state the obvious. One. “This is the grim reality the world faces now.”

Regrettably, as we saw in France, all you need for terrorism these days is a knife, a flag, a camera phone and a victim.

And a head.

Here’s the thing: for years my colleagues and I have been warning the West. We work tirelessly to rouse the slumbering masses. We were smeared, booed, hissed, defamed for trying to ward off this war.  And still, even today, the campaign of personal attacks and destruction continues, because we oppose Islamic supremacism and jihad.

It never should have come to this.

Abbott says Islamic State ‘coming after us‘ SKY News, June 27, 2015

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the Islamic State group is ‘coming after us’, but there will not be any immediate tightening of security in Australia after three terrorist attacks overseas.

Mr Abbott says it is important to remain vigilant and that everything is being done to destroy the Daesh death cult (IS) at home and abroad.

‘This illustrates yet again that as far as the Daesh death cult is concerned, it’s coming after us,’ Mr Abbott told reporters on Saturday.

‘We may not always feel that we are at war with them, but they certainly think that they are at war with us.’

Australia’s threat level remains at high and Mr Abbott indicated it was unlikely to change after a meeting of the national security committee on Saturday afternoon.

‘Not at this stage, but as you know we are constantly reviewing what we’re doing,’ Mr Abbott said when asked if the government was proposing any further domestic measures.

More than 60 people were killed in three attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait on Friday.

IS has claimed responsibility for two of the attacks, the suicide attack in a Kuwait mosque and the mass shooting at a Tunisian resort.

Mr Abbott said it was too early to say whether the attacks were co-ordinated.

‘Regrettably, as we saw in France, all you need for terrorism these days is a knife, a flag, a camera phone and a victim.

‘This is the grim reality the world faces now.’

Australia will block the return of dual citizens suspected of terrorism based on security advice and the government is also considering whether to suspend the citizenship privileges of sole Australian nationals fighting with terrorist groups.

Mr Abbott said about half of the Australians who have gone abroad to fight with IS are sole nationals.

‘The legislation that is before the parliament now obviously gives us a way of saying to dual nationals ‘you’re never coming back’.

‘We need ways of dealing with those who are not dual nationals.

‘Just as going abroad to fight with the death cult is the modern form of treason, perhaps to deal with it or need the modern form of banishment.’

Treasurer Joe Hockey said the overseas attacks were a reminder of the need to defeat terrorists at the source.

‘That’s why we’re working so hard to put all the resources in that we can, to defeat these evil bastards at their source,’ he told reporters.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the government was not aware of any Australians caught up in the attacks at the Tunisian resort or Kuwaiti mosque.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said the attacks were cowardly acts of murder that would not divide Australia and its politicians.

‘We will fight the scourge of terrorism together,’ he said.

Meanwhile, a 16-year-old Darwin teenager is reportedly facing terrorism charges after he was allegedly found with a list of people he wanted to behead and material linked to IS.

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Horrible: This Is What A Child-Friendly ISIS ‘Educational’ Lesson Looks Like

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The “JV” team is busy raising up the next generation of Islamic radicals.

Anyone with a moral compass and half a brain is pretty outraged at what the Islamic State does to innocent people. We recently told you about the 17-year-old Yazidi girl who was captured by ISIS militants and lived as a sex slave for 9 months. She described her horrific experience as “choosing between death and death.”

Add this to the list of all things disturbing/sick/horrifying. The militants are raising up a new generation of jihadists who won’t think twice about sexually abusing women and chopping heads off.

How do I know that? They’re doing it now.

According to this, Islamic State militants beheaded a government solider outside of a mosque in Libya with children looking on. And no, they weren’t just passively there. It was a lesson.

The gruesome photos show children no older than 8 looking at the head of the government soldier. They were also able to walk around his headless corpse to get a closer look. All for what ISIS describes as “educational purposes.”

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The soldier’s name was Abdulnabi Shurgawi, and it’s believed the savages charged him with “apostasy.”

Soon after, a Libyan cartoonist came back with this interpretation, expressing the harsh reality that their children’s future is at stake.

Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 11.38.11 AMAnd if you really want to puke on your shoes, look at this ISIS propaganda video featuring children in an ISIS training camp. CHILDREN.