UK’s Cameron vows to destroy Islamic State “monsters”
UK’s Cameron vows to destroy Islamic State “monsters”
“I mean this is something that we must embrace and understand…”
JUSTIN KOSKI — SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
Anjem Choudary, a British Muslim activist, clarifies a point that many have suspected and known for quite some time. He, in a interview with RT, says that “terrorizing the enemy is in fact part of Islam.”
This he gets from the Qur’an, chapter 8 verse 60, which states to “prepare as much as you can steeds of war to terrorize the enemy.”
This comes in response to a question posed to him concerning the act of ISIS beheading journalists: can Islamists “hold an individual responsible, for the actions of a collective?”
“Well, as you know, as a lecturer in Sharia law, I would say to the people in Russia, the Muslims and the non-Muslims, that every action for a Muslim must be based upon the Qur’an, the word of Allah, and the teachings of the messenger Mohammed… who is the final messenger for mankind,” Choudary said.
“I mean I would first invite the people to think about and embrace Islam but those who are already Muslim must know that Allah mentions in the Qur’an in fact if you look in chapter 8 verse 60, he said prepare as much as you can steeds of war to terrorize the enemy. So terrorizing the enemy is in fact part of Islam. I mean this is something that we must embrace and understand as far as jurisprudence of Islam is concerned.”
He went on further to say that Muslims don’t differentiate between “civilians and military” because civilians are those who put the people in charge to make the decisions. He continues by calling journalists the propaganda machines of the Obama administration.
A new video has been released by militants purporting to show the 44-year-old aid worker being executed
Sep 13, 2014 23:48 By Steve Robson
A new video has been released by militants purporting to show the 44-year-old aid worker being executed
Chilling: ISIS militants threatened to kill David Haines if their demands were not met
The Prime Minister David Cameron has just tweeted promising “justice” for the apparent murder of David Haines.
The footage then shows what appears to be the beheading of Mr Haines.
The executioner holds a knife to his throat and begins a cutting motion before the camera fades out.
When it fades back in, the footage appears to show the head of Mr Haines on his decapitated body.
The corpse is surrounded by blood.
The executioner, believed to be Jihadi John, then speaks to the camera.
In a deep voice, and with a London accent, he says: “This British man has to the pay the price for your promise Cameron to arm the Peshmerga against the Islamic State ironically he has spent a decade of his life serving under the same Royal Air Force that is responsible for delivering those arms.
“Your evil alliance with America which continues to strike the Muslims of Iraq and most recently bombed the haditha dam will only accelerate your destruction and playing the role of the obedient lapdog Cameron will only drag you and your people into another bloody and un-winable war.”
As he’s speaking, the executioner gesticulates to the camera and is waiving a knife.
Continuing to reference the Prime Minister David Cameron, the man believed to be Mr Haines continues: “You entered voluntarily into a coalition with the United States against the Islamic State just as your predecessor Tony Blair did following a trend amongst our British Prime Minsters who can’t find the courage to say no to the Americans.
“Unfortunately it is we the British public who will pay the price for our Parliament’s selfish decisions.”
The man believed to be Mr Haines appears to be gaunt and pale.
He is in handcuffs and has his hands behind his back.
When the prisoner begins to speak, his voice is clear, but wrought with emotion.
He says: “My name is David Cawthorne Haines. I would like to declare that I hold you David Cameron entirely responsible for my execution.”
As the prisoner is talking, the camera angle changes and shows him from a different angle.
The video then shows a man in an orange jumpsuit on his knees, believed to be British aid worker David Haines.
Behind him stands a sinister figure all in black, brandishing a knife.
Based on his appearance and voice, it is believed this the same executioner who killed James Foley and Steven Sotloff – the notorious Jihadi John.
The new video again has again been made with high production value.
It begins with a news clip of David Cameron talking about Britain’s foreign policy towards ISIS.
The Prime Minister is explaining that Britain will be working “with allies” to combat the rise of this “appalling organisation”.
The clip cuts out as if a television is being turned off.
A message in Arabic is followed by one in English which reads ‘A message to the allies of America’.
The Foreign Office has been contacted about tonight’s new video.
The FCO says it is “working urgently to verify” the video purporting to the show the execution of the British aid worker.
Based on his appearance and voice, we believe the executioner is also the same – the infamous Jihadi John.
The killer, who is believed to be British and has a London accent, was first shown beheading American journalist James Foley, 40, in August.
Security sources have lined up a number of potential candidates to identify Jihadi John.
The ISIS video begins with a clip of David Cameron.
Here is a full transcript of audio from the video:
A man believed to be David Haines: “My name is David Cawthorne Haines. I would like to declare that I hold you David Cameron entirely responsible for my execution.
“You entered voluntarily into a coalition with the United States against the Islamic State just as your predecessor Tony Blair did following a trend amongst our British Prime Minsters who can’t find the courage to say no to the Americans’
“Unfortunately it is we the British public who will pay the price for our parliament’s selfish decisions.”
ISIS militant: “This British man has to the pay the price for your promise Cameron to arm the Peshmerga against the Islamic State ironically he has spent a decade of his life serving under the same Royal Air Force that is responsible for delivering those arms.
“Your evil alliance with America which continues to strike the Muslims of Iraq and most recently bombed the haditha dam will only accelerate your destruction and playing the role of the obedient lapdog Cameron will only drag you and your people into another bloody and un-winable war.
The footage then shows what is believed to be the dead body of Mr Haines.
Another British hostage is paraded.
The militant says: “If you, Cameron, persist in fighting the Islamic State then you like your master Obama, will have the blood of your people on your hands.”
He has a 17-year-old daughter with his first wife Louise, and a four-year-old daughter with Dragana who described him as a “fantastic man and father”.
Mr Haines was taken while working for ACTED, having previously helped people in Libya and South Sudan.
Militants from IS have beheaded two American journalists, Jim Foley and Sotloff, posting the evidence online in gruesome videos featuring a masked jihadist with a British accent.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said the FCO will be doing “everything” they could to protect Mr Haines.
Educated at Perth Academy secondary school, he has worked for aid agencies in some of the world’s worst trouble spots, including Libya and South Sudan.
He was in Libya during its civil war in 2011, working as head of mission for Handicap International, which helps disabled people in poverty and conflict zones around the world.
Islamic State militants have released footage claiming to show the beheading of British hostage David Haines.
The aid worker, 44, was captured by ISIS in Syria in March 2013.
The plight of the dad-of-two was revealed when he appeared at the end of a video showing the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff earlier this month.
ISIS had threatened to kill Mr Haines if world leaders do not bow to their demands.
Tonight, the extremists posted a new video lasting 2minutes and 30 seconds which appears to show the beheading of David Haines.
At the end of the video, ISIS parade another hostage.
The militants have not responded to any of the family’s attempts to make contact so far, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said.
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(TPNN) – “ISIS is not Islamic”, said Barack Obama as he gave yet another vapid speech to say what he will or will not do next about the threat of Islam. What he said is both idiotic and a lie. ISIS calls itself theIslamic State.
Obama used the word “war” only once, but ISIS is all about war—an Islamic holy war that has been waged since 632 AD.
The one person neither named, nor blamed is the so-called prophet, Mohammad, yet everything being done by the jihadists today is being done in his name.
In his memoir, “Dreams from my Father”, Obama, in the preface to its second edition, wrote: “Nor do I pretend to understand the stark nihilism that drove the terrorists that day (9/11) and that drives their brethren still. My powers of empathy, my ability to reach into another’s heart, cannot penetrate the blank stares of those who would murder innocents with abstract, serene satisfaction.” And therein is the problem that he, as President, and we as citizens must address.
Political correctness is so dominant in the Obama White House that no one in the U.S. government dares say anything that might be deemed critical of a so-called “religion” that sanctions beheadings, amputations, stoning, kidnapping hostages, ransoms, polygamy, and slavery. To anyone deemed an infidel or unbeliever or a Muslim who questions anything about Islam, death is the only option other than dhimmitude, a second-class citizenship.
The pure evil of Islam was seen most recently in the two videos of American hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State, but despite decades of attacks on U.S. embassies, the taking of U.S. hostages in Beirut and Tehran, attacks in Bali, Madrid and London, and the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and on the Pentagon, Americans have been slow to realize the intensity and size of the threat that the Middle Eastern and North African nations represent along with wherever else a large Muslim population exists.
As the U.S. and threatened Middle Eastern nations hurtle toward a military confrontation with the Islamic State, the name it has given to territory it has seized from northern Syria and into Iraq, a new book, Fault Lines: The Layman’s Guide to Understanding America’s Role in the Ever-Changing Middle East, ($00.00, Elevate, Boise, Idaho, softcover) provides one of the best, short histories on U.S. involvement and why, at this point, its influence has reached a low point.
Liebich writes of the way the U.S. policy regarding the Middle East changed over the years, particularly in the wake of World War II and the Cold War that followed as the Soviet Union challenged us for the implementation of communism worldwide. Dependent on the flow of oil from the Middle East, much of our strategic interest in the region was based on exercising our influence, often bringing about the removal of leaders whom we regarded as a threat to that necessity. After 9/11 that went into overdrive.
Liebich notes that our concept of nation-building proved costly, not just in the lives of our troops, but which included $50 billion in Iraq “and it didn’t work. Before you can build a nation you have to have a nation and only the citizens of that nation can decide what kind of a country they want to have.” The problem the U.S. encountered was that “In the Middle East, people related much more to the Ummah (the Muslim community) and to their own tribes.”
The problem that George H.W. Bush and his son, George W. Bush, encountered was that “The Middle East is a part of the world where many odd alliances appear. One is never sure who is allied with whom and whatever one thinks may all change tomorrow.”
Liebich takes note of the “Arab Awakening” that followed the U.S. invasion of Iraq that deposed Saddam Hussein. It began “with so much promise” followed by “its subsequent descent into chaos, has drastically changed the geopolitical landscape in the Middle East and North Africa.”
Liebich says “My definition of a vital national interest is one that deals with an existential threat to the United States, and one for which the U.S. is willing to spill its blood and to spend its treasure in order to accomplish its objectives. By this definition, the U.S. has no vital national interest in events in the Middle East.” Written prior to the emergence of the Islamic State, a new existential threat is facing the U.S.
Liebich says our strategic interests in the Middle East for many years included access to stable supplies of oil at reasonable prices; support for the state of Israel; preventing adversaries or potential adversaries from coming to power or achieving influence in the region; improving life for the people of the region; and preventing terrorist attacks on U.S. territories and citizens.
“The region has become the epicenter for terrorist groups, some of which have ambitions for a global reach.” That alone will require a renewed military involvement by the U.S. as we are the only nation with the capacity to alter the facts on the ground.
It comes at a time when the U.S. is close to having developed its oil reserves to a point where the oil of the Middle East will not determine our policies, but it is that oil which other nations such as those of Europe depend upon. China and India need it as well so its protection by and for the West as well as the developing Asian nations affects our decisions. Even Russia whose economy is dependent on oil and natural gas has cast its support for Syria along with Iran.
Everything, though, depends on understanding the true nature and intent of Islam.
Liebich ends his book with a quote from Winston Churchill who said, “We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all other possibilities.”
Right now, the right thing is the destruction of the Islamic State.
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France may take part in the US bombing campaign in Iraq aimed at crippling the Islamic State militants if it is asked to do so. The US is now calling for an international coalition to defeat IS, but the UK and Germany are reluctant to join in the strikes.
“In Iraq… we support the formation of an inclusive government. We will participate if necessary in an aerial military action,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday in a speech in Paris.
He added that several hundred French jihadists have joined the IS, formerly known as ISIS, and pose a domestic threat that the French government regards as serious.
The minister added that while Paris is working close with the government in Baghdad, a similar cooperation cannot happened with President Bashar Assad of Syria, “because he has an established link” with IS.
“That is why we will continue to help the moderate Syrian opposition, which is fighting both” the Islamic State and the Assad regime, he said.
It’s not clear what Fabius’ allegation is based on, considering that the Assad government has been battling for months against IS militants, who grew to become the strongest of the armed groups opposing Damascus as they capitalized on the weakness of the Syrian authorities amid the ongoing civil war there.
The statements came hours before US President Barack Obama delivered a much-anticipated security speech pledging to ramp up military action against the extremists, who took over large swaths of Syrian and Iraqi territories with the goal to build a fundamentalist Sunni Islamist state there.
In the meantime, the foreign ministers of Germany and Britain said Thursday that their countries would not take part in airstrikes against the Islamic State.
“To quite clear, we have not been asked to do so and neither will we do so,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told a news conference in Berlin.
Steinmeier’s British counterpart, Philip Hammond, said the UK “supports entirely the US approach of developing an international coalition” and it has “ruled nothing out.”
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (R) and his British counterpart Philip Hammond arrive for a news conference after talks in Berlin on September 11, 2014. (AFP Photo / Tobias Schwarz)German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (R) and his British counterpart Philip Hammond arrive for a news conference after talks in Berlin on September 11, 2014. (AFP Photo / Tobias Schwarz)
However, when asked by Reuters, he clarified his remarks: “Let me be clear: Britain will not be taking part in any airstrikes in Syria. We have already had that discussion in our parliament last year and we won’t be revisiting that position.”
If the US goes ahead with airstrikes in Syria without a UN Security Council mandate, this would be an act of aggression, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has warned.
“The US president has spoken directly about the possibility of strikes by the US armed forces against ISIL positions in Syria without the consent of the legitimate government,” ministry spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich said. “This step, in the absence of a UN Security Council decision, would be an act of aggression, a gross violation of international law.”
The same stance was shared by Syria, which said that any foreign intervention would be an act of aggression unless it is approved by Damascus.
“Any action of any type without the approval of Syrian government is an aggression against Syria,” Ali Haidar, Minister for National Reconciliation, told reporters in Damascus.
“There must be cooperation with Syria and coordination with Syria and there must be a Syrian approval of any action whether it is military or not,” he said.
Washington is building an international coalition, which would give a fight to the Islamic State in Iraq and possibly Syria.
France is already taking part in the Western anti-IS action by sending arms to Kurdish militias in Northern Iraq, who have been playing a key role in halting the advancement of the militants.
Fabius will be among the French delegation headed by President Francois Hollande, which is to arrive in Baghdad on Friday. Next week France will host an international conference on the Iraq situation.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned Russia may shut its air corridors to Western airlines if the next round of European sanctions hit Russian energy companies.
“If there are sanctions related to the energy sector, or further restrictions on Russia’s financial sector, we will have to respond asymmetrically,” Medvedev said in an interview with the Vedomosti newspaper, published on Monday.
EU ministers will gather on Monday to discuss new sanctions against Russia and are rumored to be introduced on Tuesday. The prime minister promised a strong retaliation if the West slaps Russia with more sanctions.
“We could impose transport restrictions,” Medvedev said, adding, “We believe we have friendly relations with our partners, and foreign airlines of friendly countries are permitted to fly over Russia. However, we’ll have to respond to any restrictions imposed on us,” the prime minister said.
After sanctions hit Aeroflot’s low-cost subsidiary Dobrolet in late July, Medvedev discussed with ministers the possibility of limiting, of even completely blocking, European flights to Asia that overfly Russia.
“If Western carriers have to bypass our airspace, this could drive many struggling airlines into bankruptcy. This is not the way to go. We just hope our partners realize this at some point,” he told Vedomosti.
Flying over Russian airspace saves Western airlines headed to Asia at least 4 hours of flight time, which adds up to about $30,000 per flight.
Lufthansa said it could potentially lose more than €1 billion in three months if it does not use Russian airspace. Lufthansa, along with British Airways and Air France, are the largest EU airlines. US airlines currently don’t operate over Siberian airspace.
Many low-cost airlines have decided not to launch new routes to Russia, with the threat of sanctions possibly a factor. Last week Ryanair ditched plans to establish a Dublin-St. Petersburg route, and easyJet, another European-based airline, dropped its plans to develop a London-St. Petersburg service.
Medvedev didn’t specify whether the blocked airspace would also apply to cargo and delivery companies, such as UPS and FedEx.
Oil at stake
EU sanctions, which will reportedly be introduced on Tuesday, will ban Russia’s three main oil companies- Rosneft, Gazprom Neft, and Transneft – from raising long-term (longer than 30 days) debt on European capital markets, according to the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.
Rosneft – Russia’s largest oil producer – was added to the US sanctions list on July 16 and was put on the EU list on July 29. Russia’s largest independent natural gas producer, Novatek, also was added to the blacklist in July, along with a ban on the export of hi-tech oil equipment needed in Arctic, deep sea, and shale extraction projects to Russia.
Gazprom Neft is the oil subsidiary of Russian gas giant Gazprom.
Transneft is Russia’s state-owned oil pipeline company that exports all of Rosneft’s crude oil, and 56 percent of Russia’s crude exports.
Sanctions likely won’t apply to privately-owned Russian oil groups such as Lukoil and Surgutneftegaz.
The EU will also reportedly follow America’s lead on banning goods that can have dual military and civilian use from Russian companies that also supply the Russian military, the WSJ reported Sunday. On July 16, the US blacklisted several defense sector companies include Almaz-Antey Corporation, the Kalashnikov Concern and Instrument Design Bureau, as well as companies such as Izhmash, Basalt, and Uralvagonzavod.
“Sanctions are always a double-edged sword. Ultimately they end up backfiring and end up hurting those who are first to impose restrictions,” Medvedev said.
The EU has agreed on the new sanctions but said they could be delayed or even cancelled if Russia shows willingness to resolve the conflict in Ukraine.
On Friday Kiev introduced a ceasefire to calm fighting between the Ukrainian army and anti-government forces, but fighting and shelling continued in the country’s east.