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GENERATION JIHAD: European civil war predicted by scholar of Islam

AN ISLAM expert has warned of a civil war across Europe as more young Muslims are being increasingly radicalised.

Professor Gilles Kepel, from the Sciences Po in Paris, claims a growing number of Muslims with poor job prospects are forming a “Jihad Generation” to continue to commit acts of terror across Europe.

A scholar of Islam claims a growing "Jihad Generation" will lead to a civil war across Europ

A scholar of Islam claims a growing “Jihad Generation” will lead to a civil war across Europe

According to German newspaper Die Welt, Kepel said the terror group’s aim is to incite hatred towards Muslims from the rest of the society which would eventually radicalise others to the point that Europe could enter into full-blown civil war.

Kepel, who is a specialist on Islamic and contemporary Arab world, added these ISIS fanatics not only want to destroy Europe, but to eliminate more moderate Islamic opposition.

“The terrorism is above all an expression of a war within Islam,” he explained. “The long-term goal of the Jihad Generation is to destroy Europe through civil war and then build an Islamic society from the ashes.

Professor Gilles Kepel claims the ISIS fanatics want to continue to spread fear and generate hostile reactions towards all Muslims to radicalise others

Professor Gilles Kepel claims the ISIS fanatics want to continue to spread fear and generate hostile reactions towards all Muslims to radicalise others

He believes their strategy is similar to the expansion of Islamic State in Syria, Iraq, and Libya where the terrorist organisation was able to use the chaos of civil war to slowly build its forces, grow in power, and rapidly seize territory.

His comments come after French Prime Minister Manuel Valls revealed that 15,000 radicalised people are on police watchlist in the country.

Previously authorities said about 10,000 were identified as high-risk.

Valls warned: “There will be new attacks, there will be innocent victims…this is also my role to tell this truth to the French people.”

Last week, a car packed with half a dozen gas canisters was found close to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Last week, a car packed with half a dozen gas canisters was found close to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Paris has been on edge since a car loaded with gas cylinders was found near Notre Dame cathedral in an incident that could have been an attack, last week.

French anti-terror judges charged a woman over the failed assault.

Salafists build a community in the heart of Europe

Izet Hadzic, selfproclamed imam of a rebellious Muslim congregation in a secluded village of Osve, near Central Bosnian town of Maglaj, walks in front of his house in Osve on May 18, 2016. (AFP)

Two veiled women work the land while a man collects eggs in a bucolic Bosnian village – now notorious for exporting fighters to Syria.

“This is how we finance terrorism,” joked 50-year old Izet Hadzic as he opened his henhouse in Osve, which overlooks a peaceful valley in the Balkan country’s north.

A gray-bearded former rock musician, Hadzic founded this “dzemat” (religious community) in the late 2000s – one of dozens in Bosnia that refuse to comply with the country’s official Muslim leaders.

Police and religious authorities are now trying to crack down on these rebel communities and bring them back into the official fold; amid fears they are nurturing extremism.

Osve made international headlines last year as an alleged ISIS “stronghold,” and Hadzic says two large families have left the village to fight in the Middle East, among the 300 or so Bosnians to do so.

But Hadzic insists he was “the first to condemn” ISIS and has “prevented 90 percent” of his community from leaving – saying those who did just wanted to help the Syrian people.

But congregations like his are causing concern – especially after suspected Islamist attacks last year killed two Bosnian soldiers and a policeman.

Dragan Lukac, chief constable of Bosnia’s Muslim-Croat entity, said police have identified “around 60 radical communities,” numbering a few thousand, who refuse to follow imams appointed by Bosnia’s Muslim religious leader, the grand mufti.

Based in remote villages or praying in houses in city suburbs, they mostly adhere to the ultraconservative Salafist brand of Sunni Islam and see Bosnia’s traditionally more liberal teachings as a corruption of the faith.

“Here in Osve, we are trying to live in line with the religion,” said Hadzic, who took a break to lead worship as the call to prayer sounded out over the valley.

Contrary to foreign media reports, AFP saw no visible traces of a militant training camp at Osve, and Lukac denied the existence of such camps in Bosnia.

The police chief also stressed that “not all” members of breakaway groups on the radar were “potential terrorists.”

But a 2015 report from a Bosnian think tank, the Atlantic Initiative, said most Bosnian volunteers in Syria and Iraq had come from well-known Salafist communities, naming Osve as an example.

Returning fighters “pose a direct threat not only to the security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also of the region and beyond,” it said.

Late in 2015, members of one radical congregation in Sarajevo were arrested on suspicion of plotting to detonate a bomb in a police car.

If confirmed, the plot would be “the first sophisticated effort” to organize an extremist attack on such a scale against the general public, said Vlado Azinovic, an expert in radical Islam at Sarajevo’s political sciences faculty.

He fears there is a small group within Bosnia’s Salafist communities “that is embracing these calls” from ISIS to take action at home.
Salafism was introduced to Bosnia by foreign fighters who flocked from North Africa, Asia and the Middle East during the country’s 1992-95 inter-ethnic war.

“It’s been 25 years since Bosnians were introduced to the idea of Salafism. So we have our own [radical] authorities now,” Azinovic said.

These men were often “recruited by foreigners and sent directly to the Gulf states. They received some education there and then were resent to Bosnia to proselytize.”

Some 190 Bosnians, including 50 women and 60 children, are currently abroad involved in militant activity. Another 30 to 40 have been killed and around 50 have returned to Bosnia or elsewhere.

Bosnia’s unofficial Salafist leader Nusret Imamovic left for Syria in 2013 and the man considered his successor, Husein Bosnic, was jailed in November for inciting extremism.

Bosnia’s official Islamic Community has identified 67 groups that refuse its teachings – mostly Salafists – and has so far talked to 38 of them. Half of those have now agreed to comply with its authority.

Others have, since mid-May, faced the zeal of state administration, through checks on building permits, fines and police patrols.

“It’s quite normal that the state seeks to enforce its rules,” Islamic Community official Ismail Smajlovic said.

Musician-turned-imam Hadzic is among those fined for running an unauthorized mosque.

Although he fought during the 1990s war, Hadzic said he was not influenced by foreign fighters and instead turned to Islam after years of alcohol and excess during his rock’n’roll years.

Even if he rejects violence, his version of Islam is foreign to the moderate one practiced by most of Bosnia’s 1.5 million Muslims – he said knowing whether to cut off the hand off a thief is “a complex issue,” for example.

Hadzic said his community had lived peacefully for years following Shariah law until some left for the Middle East.

“These are people, who physically resemble me in some way, but they behave like savages, they add fuel to the flames.”

Warin Europe,It’s time for votes of no-confidence

After Brussels, it’s time for the governments of Europe to fall.

At least 28 are dead in Tuesday morning’s jihad attacks in Brussels. Enough.

It’s time for votes of no-confidence. Parliamentary systems generally allow for votes of no-confidence that trigger new elections. It’s time for the governments of Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and more to fall. I’m not talking about violent revolution. There are mechanisms for the peaceful replacement of governments in most European nations at times when the existing government is seen widely to be inadequate for the task at hand. It is time to put those mechanisms to use. The existing governments are responsible for policies that have turned Europe into a war zone, and that war is just beginning. The political and media elites have failed Europe and the free world, and put Europe on a course toward civil war and bloodshed unseen on the continent since the days of Hitler.

A new Hitler is in Europe. It is not Donald Trump. It is not the “right-wing.” The new Hitler is very much like the old Hitler: he hates Jews. He has contempt for the historical patrimony of Western civilization. He means to rule by an iron fist and subordinate every other power to his will. He respects only strength, and despises weakness. The new Hitler is not just one man, but millions — millions who believe in an ideology that teaches warfare against and subjugation of free people under its heel.

Historically, Europe saw the threat that the men who held to this ideology posed, and shed blood to resist their advance. Now, the sons and heirs of those who gave their lives to make sure their children and their children’s children would live free have flung open the gates and invited in those who would enslave them. They have invited them into their countries in massive numbers, and vilified and ostracized anyone who dared note the lessons of history and the content of the invaders’ ideology.

This morning, as a result of these policies, Brussels is engulfed in chaos and the grief of blood shed in war. There will be much, much more to come of this.

It is time to sweep them out. All of them: the multiculturalists, the cultural relativists, the internationalists, the levellers, the elites who have brought this death and destruction upon Brussels today, and Paris yesterday, and the rest of Europe tomorrow. Europe, if it is to survive as a home of free people, must turn out its entire political and media establishment. This can still be done peacefully, and must be done quickly. If Europe is to survive as a home of free people, it needs governments who recognize that the “refugees” storming into their countries now include an untold number of jihad murderers who mean to kill their people and destroy their societies, and who have the courage to stand up and stop that refugee flow, and turn it back. Saudi Arabia has tens of thousands of air-conditioned tents for hajj pilgrims, and not one refugee. Why? Because they have noted, correctly, that there are jihad terrorists among the refugees.

Can Saudi Arabia protect itself and Europe cannot?

This is a war. It is a war for survival. It is a war that will determine whether Europe (and North America is not far behind) will live in freedom or slavery. The present European political and media elites are inviting the slavery of their people. They must be soundly repudiated. Too much is at stake to continue to countenance their self-delusion and fantasy. Those who are struggling to survive cannot afford to be unrealistic about what they’re facing. In the United States also, we need leaders who will speak honestly about the nature and magnitude of the war we’re in. Surely there are some people in Europe who are both able to lead and willing to tell the truth. It is time for them to be peacefully installed in power — before it’s too late, as it very soon will be.