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Hamas commander executed for gay sex

A Hamas commander who was executed in February was tortured and then killed after at least one terrorist under his command admitted to having sex with him.

Hamas sources gave few details of the reasons behind the execution at the time, with some saying the Al Qassam Brigades commander was accused of spying for Israel, while an official statement from the Brigades’ military and Islamic judicial committee said only that he was killed for “violating rules and ethics.”

According to a New York Times investigation Mahmoud Ishtiwi – who hailed from a prominent pro-Hamas family and was responsible was for a range of operations, including overseeing weapons smuggling through Hamas’s tunnel network – was initially called in for questioning by Hamas over suspicions he had siphoned off money meant for buying weapons.

When Ishtiwi surprised interrogators by immediately confessing to that crime, they suspected he was attempting to cover up something bigger, and took him in for further interrogation. Relatives and other sources say he was tortured extensively during that period, including beatings, whippings, being suspended by his hands from the ceiling for hours on end, sleep deprivation and more.

So bad were his conditions that family members protested outside the home of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, in a rare show of dissent in authoritarian-ruled Gaza. Demonstrators were beaten by Hamas police and dispersed.

According to the report – details of which were confirmed by a Hamas official close to the investigation itself – the investigation was eventually expanded to include terrorists under Ishtiwi’s command.

When one of them confessed to having had sex with his commander, investigators concluded that at least some of the money was used either as payment for the “favor”, or in order to keep him quiet. Apart from breaching Hamas’s Islamic “moral” code, the revelations had major security implications: if Israeli intelligence had found out about the potentially embarrassing incident involving such a prominent Hamas figure, they could have used it as leverage to force him to help them.

Specifically, Hamas officials suspected Ishtiwi may have helped the IDF locate elusive Al-Qassam chief Mohammed Deif during Operation Protective Edge in 2014. Deif was reportedly injured in an Israeli airstrike, which killed his wife, but escaped alive.

Ishtiwi eventually confessed to all the charges against him – but relatives who saw him in the days before his execution say he appeared “destroyed”, and had secretly written the word “wronged” on his hand and leg, indicating that his confessions had been made under duress.

Shortly before he was killed, his sister said he told her he had never committed any of the acts he was accused of.

As a last resort, his mother sent a video message to Mohammed Deif himsef – who the family had sheltered on numerous occasions – begging for clemency.

Her pleas were ignored, and Ishtiwi was executed on February 7.

#WTF: Russia says Hezbollah, Hamas not terror groups

Moscow does not view Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told the Interfax news agency Sunday.

The comment came as the Kremlin sought to secure international consensus on which forces in the Syrian civil war ought to be branded terror groups as part of political negotiations aimed at ending the nearly five-year-long conflict.

“Some say Hezbollah is a terrorist organization,” Bogdanov was quoted as saying. “We maintain contacts and relations with them because we do not consider them a terrorist organization.”

The Russian official noted that members of the Shiite group’s political wing were legally elected to Lebanese Parliament, and that the organization had never carried out attacks on Russian soil. He added that the group was a “legitimate sociopolitical” force.

Bogdanov also said Russia does not consider Gaza-based Hamas of the Kurdish Democratic Unity Party as terrorist groups.

Hezbollah fighters carry the coffins of comrades who were killed in battles in Syria during their funeral on September 21, 2015 in the town of Baalbek in eastern Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. (AFP/STR)

Hezbollah fighters carry the coffins of comrades who were killed in battles in Syria during their funeral on September 21, 2015 in the town of Baalbek in eastern Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. (AFP/STR)

Syria’s civil war has spilled over into Lebanon on multiple occasions, inflaming sectarian tensions between the country’s Sunnis and Shiites and leaving scores dead. Iran-backed Hezbollah offers military support for Syrian President Bashar Assad and has sent thousands of troops to aid in the battle against rebel forces in the country.

Both Hezbollah and Hamas have called for the destruction of the Jewish state, fought in multiple wars against Israel, and launched deadly terror attacks on civilian targets.

Earlier Sunday, US President Barack Obama and his counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed on the need for UN-sponsored peace talks and a ceasefire to resolve years of war in Syria, a White House official said.

“President Obama and President Putin agreed on the need for a Syrian-led and Syrian-owned political transition, which would be proceeded by UN-mediated negotiations between the Syrian opposition and regime as well as a ceasefire,” the official told reporters after the leaders met on the sidelines of a G20 summit taking place in the Turkish resort of Antalya.

The huddle comes as the US, Russia and other countries pursue a new diplomatic plan to try to end Syria’s civil war, and was the first meeting of the two world leaders since Russia recently launched its own air campaign in Syria.

On Saturday, top diplomats gathered in Vienna agreed on a fixed calendar for Syria that would see a transition government in six months and elections in 18 months, but failed to agree on the future of embattled President Assad.

Idiots..

Hamas agents CAIR denies that they are Hamas agents

“Any claim that CAIR is associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, or any other terrorist organization is absolutely preposterous,” said Hamas-linked CAIR’s Adam Soltani. “CAIR was founded in 1994 in Washington D.C. as a national organization to be a civil rights advocate for American Muslims, to stand up for constitutional rights, for religious freedom, for pluralism, and for every right that we value as American citizens.”

Soltani didn’t mention that, as Discover the Networks reports, “CAIR was co-founded in 1994 by Nihad Awad, Omar Ahmad, and Rafeeq Jaber, all of whom had close ties to the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), which was established by senior Hamas operative Mousa Abu Marzook and functioned as Hamas’ public relations and recruitment arm in the United States. Awad and Ahmad previously had served, respectively, as IAP’s Public Relations Director and President. Thus it can be said that CAIR was an outgrowth of IAP. CAIR opened its first office in Washington, DC, with the help of a $5,000 donation from the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), a self-described charity founded by Mousa Abu Marzook.”

Nor does Soltani mention that “Nihad Awad asserted at a 1994 meeting at Barry University, ‘I am a supporter of the Hamas movement.’” He omits the fact that Omar Ahma was described by prosecutors in the Holy Land Foundation trial as “a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s ‘Palestine Committee’ in America.” DTN also says: “On June 4, 2007, the New York Sun reported that CAIR had been named as an unindicted co-conspirator in an alleged criminal conspiracy to support both Hamas and the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF). The federal prosecution document, in naming CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator, described the organization as a present or past member of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee.”

And: “In the summer 2007 Holy Land Foundation trial, it was learned that CAIR’s parent organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine, had been named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood memorandum as one of the Brotherhood’s likeminded ‘organizations of our friends’ who shared the common goal of conducting ‘a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.’”

Hamas-linked CAIR's Adam "Pinocchio" Soltani

“CAIR will have a float in the Tulsa Veterans Day parade,” by Russell Mills, KRMG, November 2, 2015 (thanks to Anti-CAIR):

The Veterans Day parade in Tulsa is one of the largest in the country each year, but this year one float in particular is getting a lot of attention.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, applied for and was granted a spot in the 2015 parade.

That doesn’t sit well with some people, including Tulsan Larry Williamson.

“The organization is anti-American,” Williamson tells KRMG. “It’s part of the Muslim Brotherhood, at least it’s a member of the Muslim Brotherhood Palestine Committee. This is not according to me, it’s according to the FBI.”

He said he doesn’t object to individual Muslims marching in the parade, or even other organizations like the Peace Academy, an Islamic private school based in Tulsa.

“But this particular group, they are anti-American, they are enemies of America in a current war. Americans are fighting and dying to defend against the Jihad. These people are here raising money for Hamas,” Williamson said.

Adam Soltani, Executive Director of CAIR Oklahoma, says claims that CAIR supports terrorism are simply false.

“Any claim that CAIR is associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, or any other terrorist organization is absolutely preposterous,[“] he told KRMG. “CAIR was founded in 1994 in Washington D.C. as a national organization to be a civil rights advocate for American Muslims, to stand up for constitutional rights, for religious freedom, for pluralism, and for every right that we value as American citizens.”

He said the float is intended to “send a message out there, that as Muslims we are part and parcel of this society, we are part of the fabric of this beautiful country, and we appreciate our veterans. There are many Muslim veterans, including here in Oklahoma – some of which will be on that float, and a part of that parade – and we just want to show our appreciation for those who have served our country and fought to preserve our freedoms and the beauty of our nation.”…