Anti-Islam right-wing movement addresses German youth

Feb 1

 

So far, the activities of the „Identity Movement of Germany“ have been limited to the Internet, propagating anti-Islam videos and articles against Muslim immigrants. The right-wing movement calls the German youth to mobilize a revolution against the Islamization of Germany. Last week, the movement organized a street “flash-mob” in the historical center of Berlin using historical terms such as “reconquista” against the “Islamic invaders”. A number of pop features have been used to attract the interest of young Germans. The movement illustrates scenes released by movies such as “300” or “Avatar” that symbolize the protection of the pure and brave people against foreign invaders.

New website of the UCIDE (Union of Islamic Communities of Spain)

The UCIDE (Union of Islamic Communities of Spain) has a new website covering news, articles, researches, activities in both Spanish and Arabic language. Videos, such of the last Islamic Congress of Catalonia are available on the site.

 

The communities included in the Union are:

  • Castilla La mancha
  • Catalonia
  • Ceuta
  • Extremadura
  • Murcia
  • Pais Vasco
  • Rioja
  • Valencia

 

http://ucide.org/es/content/uniones-auton%C3%B3micas

 

Publications:

Demographic, Immigration and Integration studies; Revista Islam (Islamic Magazine), news and books.

 

http://ucide.org/es/content/observatorio

http://ucide.org/es/literatura

 

Media:

The website is completed with videos and photo galleries of the most important Islamic events in Spain.

http://ucide.org/es/videos

http://ucide.org/es/galerias

 

Members:

In an official communicate from the Institution they declare to represent 18 federations that at the same time are a part of the Islamic Spanish Commission by so including 60% of the Islamic religious communities.

 

Principles:

The principles are centered in independence of external interferences; coherence and compromise with the Spanish Law and Constitution; representation of all Muslims even the ones not belonging to the UCIDE.

 

http://ucide.org/es/content/la-representatividad-real-de-las-comunidades-religiosas-isl%C3%A1micas

 

‘The Public Square’ Anti-Islamic speech by pastor Terry Jones … by singing the Beatles.

Since Op-Docs, our forum for short, opinionated documentaries, produced with creative latitude across many subjects, started in November 2011, 46 short films and videos have been published on nytimes.com. Today we begin a new Op-Docs feature: Scenes. It will be a platform for very short work — snippets of street life, brief observations and interviews, clips from experimental and artistic nonfiction videos — that follow less traditional documentary narrative conventions. This first Scenes video presents a classic New York moment, recorded last year. — The Editors

We spent much of last year making a documentary, “The Education of Mohammad Hussein,” inside a conservative Islamic school near Detroit. Overall we encountered a fearful community, mistrusting of outsiders. Muslims of all ages expressed a deep sense of being unwanted and spied-on by those who were quick to suspect them of wrongdoing.

During production, Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who publicly set fire to the Koran in a mock trial (and who recently received a death threat in Egypt for his links to the infamous video “Innocence of Muslims”) came to town to hold an anti-Muslim rally. The event provoked a small riot, arrests and heightened tension in the area.

We followed Mr. Jones to New York for the events surrounding the 10th anniversary of 9/11. One day at the World Trade Center site, men and women in the crowd held signs that shouted “Stand back: I’m on jihad watch” and “We will not submit to sharia law in the USA.” Whenever the term “Muslim-American” was mentioned, boos erupted from the crowd. The hate was overwhelming.

On Sept. 10, we followed Mr. Jones to Times Square. All kinds of bystanders listened, silently at first, while he ranted against the Muslim faith.

Then, incredibly, the crowd responded not with taunts, jeers or indifference… but with the Beatles. The sunnier side of the term “mob mentality” spontaneously emerged, and we were once again overwhelmed by that well-worn cliché that sometimes fits just right: “Only in New York.”

Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady are New York-based documentary filmmakers. Their forthcoming film “The Education of Mohammad Hussein,” which is on the short list for the Academy Award for short-subject documentary, is to be broadcast on HBO in 2013. Their previous Op-Doc was “Dismantling Detroit.”

 

Sen. Joe Lieberman Wants Google To Let Users Flag ‘Terrorist Content’

Joe Lieberman has always been a great pioneer for internet freedom. Last year, he suggested that the United States should implement an internet kill switch in the event of a cyberattack by taking its cues from China. Now Lieberman is calling for the world’s most popular search engine to censor material that could potentially be used to spread terrorist information.

Lieberman sent a letter to Google CEO Larry Page asking the company to implement a system where users can report websites harboring terrorism and Google will remove them from their Blogger platform. Lieberman brought up the case of Jose Pimentel, who was recently arrested in New York for attempting to make a pipe bomb, and used the internet to do it! Lieberman gave Google some praise for banning any terrorist content from YouTube and allowing users to flag videos, but insisted they do more and implement a similar system on their search platform.

Veoislam an Islamic version of “youtube” in Spanish Public Opinion and the Media

“Veoislam” has been launched last January 3rd. This new website aims to be the Islamic version of the popular Youtube. According to their promoters, the goal of Veoislam is spread Islamic videos in Spanish language. The website will have the contribution of different Islamic centers from the Spanish-speaking world.

German Police arrest Islamist bomb threat suspect

5 November 2010

German police arrested a man on Friday over videos published on the Internet threatening bomb attacks unless an Islamist jailed earlier this year is released, authorities said.

Last month, three videos appeared on the Internet calling for Daniel Schneider to be released or sent to Afghanistan by the end of November. If not, the videos warned of bomb attacks in Germany.

A German convert to Islam, Schneider was one of four members of the so-called Sauerland cell jailed in March for a thwarted plot to attack US soldiers and civilians in Germany.

Videos of “Toronto 18” released in terrorism trial

The dramatic arrests of Saad Khalid and Saad Gaya, members of the “Toronto 18” terrorist group that was planning to detonate truck bombs in downtown Toronto in 2006, was captured on a video released by the court. The video is among dozens of Crown exhibits that form the case against Zakaria Amara, who admitted on October 8 he was the leader of the bomb plot. An Ontario judge approved their release, allowing Canadians to view them for the first time.

The videos show the terrorists testing an electronic detonator and meeting in the dark. Also released was a video of a test explosion conducted by the RCMP, which built and detonated a bomb using the same formula as the terrorists. The result is a huge blast that flipped a metal shipping container.

Amara, 24, pleaded to two counts of terrorism and is to be sentenced in January. Khalid, Gaya and Ali Dirie have also pleaded guilty and another man, Nishanthan Yogakrishnan, was convicted. Another six are awaiting trial.

Two more Germans turn up in terror videos

Anti-terrorism authorities have identified two further German citizens in Islamist videos calling for holy war, officials confirmed Saturday. The two men, one from Bonn and the other from Hamburg, appear to be members of the same Islamist circle as Moroccan-born brothers Yassin und Mounir Chouka, who have turned up in previous videos threatening Germany with terrorist attacks. They are now thought to be members of the Uzbekistan Islamic Movement (IBU).

Several videos have emerged in recent weeks threatening Germany with reprisals if Bundeswehr troops were not withdrawn from Afghanistan. In the latest video, from October 3, fighters from the IBU called for a “holy war.”

Germany Ups Terrorism Alert Before Election

With Germany going to the polls in a general election in three months, authorities are on high alert after detecting an increase in online warnings of terrorist attacks targeting the country.

The German government held high-level talks with top security and intelligence chiefs in Berlin on Thursday to discuss the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists, and to coordinate counter-terrorism measures. Intelligence officials are alarmed by the rising number of videos posted online by militant Islamists who say they are specifically targeting Germany. Up to 13 videos are reported to have appeared on the web since January, and many of them refer to the deployment of German troops in Afghanistan. “We’re not just concerned about the video messages,” Deputy Interior Minister August Hanning told reporters after Thursday’s meeting. “They’re part of a wider strategy to take action against Germany.” He stressed that the authorities are taking the video threats seriously. “Germany and German citizens have for some time been a special focus for Islamist terrorists,” he said. “We have to prepare for the fact there could be attacks against German installations abroad or here in Germany.”

According to authorities, recent intelligence shows a growing number of Islamic extremists leaving Germany to receive terrorism training at camps in Pakistan. Meanwhile, other reports have Islamic extremists setting off from Pakistan to carry out deadly attacks in Europe and possibly Germany. According to a report on the German public television channel ZDF, intelligence officials received a tip-off in May that an al-Qaeda commando had left Pakistan to launch terror attacks in Western Europe. The commando is reported to be made up of 15 men — including Americans, Arabs, Chechens and four Germans — under the alleged leadership of al-Qaeda operatives Abu Abdul Rahman al-Najdi, who was born in Saudi Arabia, and the Californian convert to Islam Adam Yahiye Gadahn, who’s on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list. But intelligence officials don’t appear to know the current whereabouts of the al-Qaeda-led commando. Tristana Moore reports.

German Police Arrest Two in Connection With Islamist Web Site

German federal police arrested two men Tuesday, Nov. 25, for operating a radical Islamist website and they are likely to face charges of supporting terrorism, prosecutors said. The German-language website, GIMF, which stands for Global Islamic Media Front, contained videos from al-Qaeda, Mesopotamian al-Qaeda and the radical group Ansar al-Islam. It also contained two videos made in Germany demanding the withdrawal of German and Austrian troops from Afghanistan, the prosecutor-general’s office in Karlsruhe said. The suspects, aged 23 and 26, were both German nationals. A third German, 19, who was already in custody on another matter was also suspected of involvement in running the site. Police arrested the two men men Tuesday in the German towns of Biberach and Schlangen on warrants issued last week. A further five persons were under suspicion after 12 premises were searched during the day. Explaining why managing a Web site was considered to be terrorism, the prosecutors said it spread propaganda.

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