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#UK: Two Islamists Convicted Over London Beheading

Murderers say brutal murder of off-duty soldier Lee Rigby was an ‘act of war’; wanted to be shot by police for ‘martyrdom.’

 

Drummer Lee Rigby

Drummer Lee Rigby
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A British court on Thursday found Muslim converts Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale guilty of murdering soldier Drummer Lee Rigby on a London street last May. In the gruesome murder, the two ran Rigby over with a car before stabbing him and attempting to behead him with knives and a meat cleaver.

Adebolajo previously has called himself a “soldier of Allah,” and declared the murder to be ‘an act of war’. The two chose Rigby as their victim because he was “the soldier that was spotted first.,” according to BBC.

Rigby’s wife Rebecca said after the verdict “this has been the toughest time of our lives. No one should have to go through what we have been through as a family.” She added “I now want to build a future for (my son) Jack and make him proud of his dad like we all are.”

The ruling found the two not guilty of attempting to murder a police officer following the killing, when they charged at police brandishing the cleaver and an unloaded gun. They were shot by officers and then rushed to the hospital.

According to their testimony, the two were not trying to kill police; rather, they wanted to be shot dead to “achieve martyrdom.”

A sentence will be passed after a January appeal court ruling on the usage of whole life terms.

Concerning the incident, British Prime Minister David Cameron said “we have to redouble our efforts to confront the poisonous narrative of extremism and violence that lay behind this and make sure we do everything to beat it in our country.”

Adebolajo was arrested in Kenya in 2010 over terrorism charges and deported to Britain, despite having been apparently preparing to fight in the ranks of Somali militant group al-Shabab. Britain therefore knew that Adebolajo was possibly dangerous, but took him in nonetheless, and apparently set him free.

British Home Secretary Theresa May said the “sickening and barbaric” murder “united the entire nation in condemnation.”

The murder sparked outrage in London, with riots and protests around the city, a backlash that reportedly included attacks on two mosques.

 

The Muslim Who Amputated His Hands, ‘According to Sharia’

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3_495“Infidels,” or non-Muslims, or the wrong kinds of Muslims (Alawites and Shia for example) are often seen as the natural recipients of Islamic violence, or jihad, as prescribed by Islamic law, the Sharia.

Few, however, are aware exactly how Sharia can cause individual Muslims to do violence upon themselves.

Last week, December 5, Arabic news website Masrawy published a full report and interview with Ali Afifi, an Egyptian man who did just that—violently cut off both his hands to punish himself for, and prevent himself from, stealing, “according to Islamic Sharia.”  A summary of the report follows:

Four years ago, in Elgharbeya province, Egypt, 28-year-old Ali Afifi placed his left hand on the train tracks to be amputated by the wheels of the train without using any anesthetics.

Upon reviving, he went to the townspeople showing the stump of his bloodied arm while yelling at the top of his lungs, “People, I was a thief, and praise Allah, he has forgiven me.”  He repeated this multiple times, while passersby looked shocked.

Normative Islamic law calls for the amputation of the hands of thieves, per Koran 5:38.

Ali began his career as a thief at a very young age; however, one day he decided to stop being a thief and to find honest work. Despite his best efforts, the harder he tried to quit stealing the more intense was the comeback. He was unable to overcome “the devil’s whisperings” in his ears.

According to Ali: “I started at a young age. In first grade I stole other students’ pens and sandwiches. When I grew up, I began to steal cell phones, gold, and money. I performed over one hundred robberies and was arrested multiple times, but I was a smart thief, always able to avoid making the charges stick.”

Ali’s dad works as a Muezzin at one of the mosques and tried many times to dissuade him from being a thief, which caused problems between them. Ali’s father took him to many Muslim sheikhs and clerics, and Ali asked them to amputate his hand in accordance with Islamic Sharia. The sheikhs refused, claiming that only the ruler can make such rulings, and that there are authorities responsible for dealing with such issues. One of the sheikhs encouraged Ali to repent once and for all.

Ali said angrily, “Most of these sheikhs traded with religion and refused to implement the Sharia [law] of Allah.”

The problems between Ali and his father continued, until his dad decided to take him to a psychiatric center to help him quit stealing. But this also failed, because Ali continued to steal with his right hand (after he amputated his left hand).

Said Ali: “I saw that I did not deserve Allah’s mercy unless I amputated my other hand.  Shortly before January’s revolution, I myself amputated my right hand using the same method I used for amputating my left hand [placing it under a speeding train]. I did this because I discovered that nothing was changing; I cannot repent unless I amputate my hand. Thus, I became the authority [sultan], judge, and executioner.”

Ali continued:  “I went to the railroad tracks with joy, placing my right hand under the wheels of the train, experiencing peace of mind knowing that I will not steal again. Despite feeling this peace of mind as a result of my repentance to Allah, my family and neighbors were in shock.”

Ali now lives with his family, consisting of his parents and four siblings, in a modest home. He says with sorrow, “I only receive 215 Egyptian pounds from the department of Social Affairs, but I cannot live on this amount of money.”

The repentant thief asks the government to provide honest work for him, or a special stipend, and an apartment to help him build a new life, so that he can support his family and get married. He also requested that King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia host him, since he is the first thief in the world to apply Islamic Sharia upon himself.

Ali also prays that he becomes a role model for every repentant Muslim. And he wishes that authorities would implement Islamic Sharia as he applied it to himself, adding with disappointment, “I applied the punishment of Islamic Sharia on myself and amputated my hands, but the Muslim Brotherhood did not implement Islamic Sharia.”

While many in the West will deem Ali “insane,” it is important to note that, according to Islamic Sharia—which those clerics he consulted with are learned in—insane thieves should not have their hands amputated, suggesting that those clerics who tried to dissuade him did not deem him insane.

Jihad-supporting imam raised millions on U.S. fundraising tour

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Millions? From whom? He must have convinced a sizable number of the Vast Majority of Peaceful Muslims in the U.S. that he was not a Misunderstander of Islam, but a True Understander just like them, who abhorred all terrorism and violence in the name of Islam. He must have told them that their charitable donations were going to disabled children or hungry bunny rabbits. For certainly we know that absolutely no Muslims in the U.S., zero, not one, would contribute money to support jihad terror, now, would they?

“IPT Exclusive: Jihad-Supporting Imam Raised Millions on U.S. Fundraising Tour,” by John Rossomando and Ravi Kumar for IPT News, December 11:

A Syrian Sunni sheik who raised at least $3.6 million during a U.S. fundraising tour last April has blessed a new coalition of Syrian jihadist groups aiming to replace the Assad regime with an Islamic state.Sheik Osama al-Rifai, who raised the money for the Franklin, Mich.-based Syrian Sunrise Foundation, endorsed the creation of the Islamic Front in a Nov. 22 YouTube video. The front represents a merger of seven jihadist groups fighting Bashar al-Assad’s forces. Many of them have ties to al-Qaida.

“The unification of these great Islamist and jihadist groups is not a normal piece of news, but is a great event that brings the happiness and thrill to every Muslim, not only in Syria but in the whole Islamic world,” al-Rifai said in remarks translated by the Investigative Project on Terrorism. “I congratulate this brilliant news; I congratulate the brothers who formed it. I cannot say that we bless this group because it is they who should be blessed by them.”

Al-Rifai visited mosques and Islamic community centers in cities across America. He spoke at fundraising dinners on Sunrise Foundation’s behalf in Tampa, Miami, the Chicago area, Dallas, Crown Point, Ind., Los Angeles, a Detroit suburb called Novi and Meadowlands, N.J.

In Dallas, he said that anyone who works to raise awareness about what is happening in Syria was “a jihadist for Allah.”

“Those who are subjecting themselves to martyrdom for the sake of god and who defend themselves and their families, not only them who are performing the jihad, but every single Muslim, Arab, and Syrian who has sympathy toward what happens in Syria,” Al-Rifai said. “Every single one of you who give any kind of effort to help his brothers in Syria is a jihadist for Allah, every single one of you who spread the word to raise the awareness among the others about what’s happening in Syria is a jihadist for Allah.

“I would love to address my brothers who are in charge of the organizations here like Shaam Relief, and Syrian Sunrise Foundation, you must be very aware that you are too performing jihad just like your brothers in Syria.”…