Saturday, October 25, 2014

Iran Executes Reyhaneh Jabbari for Killing Rapist

Reyhaneh Jabbari stabbed a man who was trying to rape her. The man later died. Since Jabbari couldn't produce the four male witnesses required by Sharia for accusations of rape, she was sentenced to death by hanging. After briefly postponing the execution, Iran hanged her today.
Reyhaneh Jabbari at her trial
(CNN)—An Iranian woman convicted of murder—in a killing that human rights groups called self-defense against a rapist—was hanged Saturday, state news agency IRNA reported.

Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was sentenced to death for the 2007 killing of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security.

The United Nations has said she never received a fair trial. The U.S. State Department also said there were concerns about the trial.

"There were serious concerns with the fairness of the trial and the circumstances surrounding this case, including reports of confessions made under severe duress," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday.

"We condemn this morning's execution in Iran of Reyhaneh Jabbari, an Iranian woman convicted of killing a man she said she stabbed in self-defense during a sexual assault," Psaki said.

Jabbari's execution was originally scheduled for September 30, but was postponed. Amnesty International said the delay may have been in response to the public outcry against the execution.

Jabbari was convicted of murder after "a flawed investigation and unfair trial," according to Amnesty International.

The United Nations has said Sarbandi hired Jabbari—then a 19-year-old interior designer—to work on his office. She stabbed him after he sexually assaulted her, it said.

Jabbari was held in solitary confinement without access to her lawyer and family for two months, Amnesty International said in a statement. She was tortured during that time, the group said. (Continue Reading.)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Paul Beliar Williams Does it Again - Part 2b

PW’s third attempt at justifying his claim that Trinitarianism entails polytheism was:

The contradictions and absurdities of trinitarian belief might be itemised as follows:

i) God is one

ii) God is three co-equal persons

a) Is the Father completely God without any deficiency in his deity?  Christians in my experience always claim the Father is completely God, not lacking anything that pertains to complete deity or Godhead.

b) Is the Son of God completely God without any deficiency in his deity?  Christians in my experience always claim the Son of God is completely God not lacking anything that pertains to complete deity or Godhead.

c) Is the holy spirit completely God without any deficiency in his deity?  Christians in my experience always claim the holy spirit is completely God not lacking anything that pertains to complete deity or Godhead.

If we look again at point i) above we can see the problem. a b & c suggest three co-equal persons each one a separate god: Father, Son of God, and holy spirit. Each is completely God and each lacks no attribute of deity. There are three different and separate centres of consciousness, three separate wills, three separate persons. etc. And yet the contradictory and irreconcilable belief is held simultaneously: that God is “one”. (Emphasis original)

Although it is unsound, PW at least went through the trouble of trying to make this look like an actual argument. Unfortunately, the critical link in his syllogism necessary to infer his desired conclusion is completely missing.

PW has told us that Christians believe each distinct person of the Trinity is completely God. From this he jumps to the conclusion that each person is a separate God. For all the appearance of an argument, the premise needed to demonstrate why the first premise leads to PW’s conclusion is completely missing. Essentially, once we strip away all the fluff, the following is all PW has given us: 
Premise 1: Each one of the distinct persons of the Trinity is completely God and lacks no attribute of deity;
Premise 2: _________________; 
Conclusion: Christians believe in three gods or divine beings.
However, suppose the missing premise is one of the following:

“Each person of the Trinity is God by virtue of completely sharing/possessing the same being, essence, and nature as the other two persons.”


“The Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit is all one, the glory equal, the majesty co-eternal.”


“All the fullness of the divine essence belongs to each person, such that they are not generically but substantially one.”


“The divine essence possessed completely by the Father is numerically identical to the divine essence possessed completely by the Son and completely by the Spirit.”

Would PW’s conclusion follow from any of these? Certainly not. That’s why PW left out the necessary premise. Anything he supplied would either not accurately reflect Christian belief, and thus would be a straw man, or it would be one or another of the premises I gave above, from which his conclusion would not follow. Accordingly, he suppressed the requisite premise and offered his elliptical argument hoping no one would notice.

Of course he may not have been trying to be deceptive here. The possibility exists that PW is no better as a logician than he is as a theologian or as an exegete of Holy Scripture. The problem with this option is that PW made reference to the Athanasian Creed in the original post where he first lied about what Christians believe, and this very creed explicitly states what PW suppressed:

Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic faith; which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.

And the catholic faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity;

Neither confounding the persons, nor dividing the substance

For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son and another of the Holy Spirit.

But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit is all one, the glory equal, the majesty co-eternal.

So not only did PW lie when representing what Christians believe about God; he also could not justify his excuse for doing so by demonstrating that our belief actually entails polytheism.

Although it would not be as fun, I think PW was better off when he didn’t even try to respond. As the saying goes, it is better to let other people think you lie like Muhammad than to open your mouth and prove it.

Paul Beliar Williams Does It Again - Part 2a

When I got the emails last night saying PW replied to me, I was tempted to brush it off as more of Allah’s deception. I hardly expected PW to rise to the occasion since he is the same guy who never responded in the past to upwards of two dozen refutations, the following among them: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. In any case, after I woke up this morning I chose to believe my "lying eyes" instead of Allah, particularly since I believe the true God is sovereign over Islam's idol-deity and protects me from Allah's duplicity, guile, and craftiness.

In an attempt to justify his most recent lie about what Christians believe, Paul Williams tried to cover it with another lie, saying:

“I do not claim that this concept of God is formally held by most Christians.”

And yet, it is precisely this concept that PW originally laid at the feet of Christians. Since he admits that Christians do not formally hold this concept, i.e. it is not what we “say” (in direct contradiction to S. 4:171 of the Qur’an), then PW was in fact guilty of misrepresenting our belief, and of doing so knowingly, which makes him even more guilty than his putative deity and false prophet. After all, Allah and Muhammad are only guilty of crass stupidity and ignorance when it comes to what Christians believe and say on this matter; however, PW is guilty of lying in order to defend their stupidity and ignorance.

The reason PW thinks it is okay to misrepresent us is because his intention “is to disclose what Christians [sic] belief unavoidably entails, especially when you critically examine their beliefs about God.” (Emphasis original)

This, of course, is nonsense. If we get to say that people believe things they do not formally hold because of what we think such a belief logically entails, then Christians get the liberty of saying that PW is a terrorist and a misogynist because that is what belief in Muhammad and the Qur’an logically entails. Would PW think it is okay to lie about him to the government he lives under and say he holds to the concept that it is okay to blow up buildings and enslave women so that he might please Allah and get closer to the black stone? Or would he register the “intemperate protest” that we are lying about what he believes? The appropriate genre for charging others with consciously holding things unwittingly entailed by their beliefs is satire, and PW was neither trying to be satirical nor does he have a satirical bone in his body.

As for whether or not the doctrine of the Trinity “entails” polytheism, PW’s reasoning is far from kosher. He offers three comments in this connection, the first two of which can be dealt with rapidly:

PW’s First ArgumentPW tells us that “no practicing Orthodox Jew” believes in the Trinity, but I fail to see how this supports the conclusion that the Trinity entails polytheism. If PW thinks it does, I challenge him to show how it does so. As it stands, all he has done is make an assertion that it does so. This is not what logicians mean by "logical entailment."

PW’s Second Argument: PW tells us “Second Temple Judaism…was rigorously monotheist and unitarian.” Once again, I fail to see how this supports the conclusion that the Trinity entails polytheism, not to mention I have already pointed out how clueless PW is regarding Second Temple Jewish beliefs before, so the premise isn’t even true anyway. 

Interestingly enough, the only evidence PW tried to bring forward on this occasion for what Jews believed in the Second Temple period is from the Gospel of Mark, a gospel in which Jesus quoted the Shema: “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one.” However, this is the very gospel I used in the past to expose PW’s ignorance on the deity of Christ, the second person of the Trinity. According to Mark’s Gospel, the same “Orthodox Jew” who quoted the Shema in Mark 12 is the same “Orthodox Jew” who declared Himself to be the great I AM in Mark 6:50, and it was the same “Orthodox Jew” who quoted the Shema that went on in the very next breath to declare His own Lordship together with the Father:

“How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? David himself said in the Holy Spirit,

‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
Until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet.”’

David himself calls Him ‘Lord’; so in what sense is He his son?” (Mark 12:35-37)

So, according to Mark, a Jew who lived in the Second Temple period, it was taught by Jesus, another Jew living in the Second Temple period, that two persons could be identified as Israel’s one Lord. If PW was not so bent on lying, it wouldn’t be so hard for him to see the truth when it is right in front of him, as it is in the very context of Jesus’ citation of the Shema, which PW quoted. In fact, this is one of the observations made by scholars like Hurtado and Bauckham, two of the major players in contemporary scholarship on Jewish monotheism at the time of Jesus. According to these scholars, the "One Lord" of the Shema included the Father and the Son. If PW would pick up and read --and be honest about his reading-- literature of the time period and learn what it actually says, he wouldn't so easily make statements that are embarrassingly easy to refute.

In my next installment I will look at PW’s third attempt to bolster the claim that Trinitarianism entails polytheism. So far, he already has two strikes against him.

New York Muslim Zale Thompson Dead after Hatchet Attack on Police Officers

After a brief absence, jihad has returned to New York City.

Columbia University graduate Zale Thompson was shot to death after attacking New York City police officers with a hatchet yesterday. In case you're thinking that this is yet another instance of "workplace violence," here's a screenshot of Thompson's Facebook page:

In the comments section of a video titled "Uprise of the Khilafah World Wide," Thompson posted:
If you’re looking for “perfect” muslims who never make any mistakes in their Jihad, then you will be looking in vain! If the Zionists and the Crusaders had never invaded and colonized the Islamic lands after WW1, then there would be no need for Jihad! Which is better, to sit around and do nothing, or to Jihad fisabeelallah!
How many more of these "lone wolf" attacks will there need to be before we can finally have an open, honest discussion about Islam?
New York (CNN)—A man charged at four New York police officers with a metal hatchet Thursday, hitting two of them at a time of high alert for authorities concerned they might be targeted in the United States and Canada.

The suspect was hiding behind a bus shelter as if he was waiting to attack the officers, according to a law enforcement official, who said it almost appeared as if he was stalking them. The officers were posing for a photo when the man pounced, police Commissioner Bill Bratton said.

He struck one officer in the right arm and another in the head, according to the commissioner. The two officers who weren't hit then shot at and killed the attacker.

The law enforcement official identified the suspect as Zale H. Thompson, who had a criminal record in California and had been discharged from the Navy for misconduct, according to the source.

The police officer who was struck in the head remains in critical but stable condition. The other officer, who is 24, was struck in the arm and was expected to be released soon.

A 29-year-old bystander who was struck by a bullet in the lower back was also taken to a hospital. Her condition was not known.

Authorities are looking to see if the unprovoked attack, in the New York borough of Queens, is tied to recent calls by radicals to attack military and police officers, law enforcement officials say.

Asked about a possible connection to terrorism, Bratton said, "There is nothing we know as of this time that would indicate that were the case. I think certainly the heightened concern is relative to that type of assault based on what just happened in Canada." (Continue Reading.)
For a brief introduction to Muhammad's teachings about violently subjugation non-Muslims, watch this:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Paul Beliar Williams Does It Again

Paul Beliar Williams is an apostate from Christianity that needs no introduction to the readers of this blog. PW's frequent boast that he was a Christian, and that he knows Christianity inside and out, is something we have tried and found wanting on many occasions. Actually, since we have corrected his blatant errors many times, it is obvious that he does know Christianity but does not have the ounce of integrity it takes to represent Christian beliefs accurately.

If you think this language is too strong, behold the latest evidence that PW has no problem lying about our beliefs, which is yet more proof that the same deceiving spirit that possessed Muhammad, who also had no problem lying about Christian beliefs, is also at work in PW:

The concept of telling the truth about the Trinity is utterly alien to PW's thinking and character. The idea that God is "three co-equal persons each one a separate god" is as utterly alien to Christianity as telling the truth is to PW. PW is living proof that Muslims practice taqiyya, and that the wicked go astray from the womb speaking lies.

In light of the above, I have several questions for PW:

1) If Christianity is false, why do you so often misrepresent it in order to argue against it?

2) If Allah is the true God, the Qur'an is his true word, and Muhammad is a true prophet, why do you behave as if you believe lies are needed in order to prop them up?

3) When you said before that Allah has burdened his followers with rules that are too hard to follow, did you mean something other than the allowance for lying, something that seems to come very easy to you?

4) Are you going to repent of being a liar or just make excuses and call me a big meanie for calling a spade a spade?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Muslim Convert Michael Zehaf-Bibeau Identified as Canadian Parliament Shooter

We'll need to wait for an investigation to get accurate details, but several news sources are identifying the Canadian Parliament shooter as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian convert to Islam. An Islamic State Twitter page released a photo, which supposedly shows Zehaf-Bibeau in jihadist attire.
Daily Mail—A gunman shot dead a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa today before exchanging dozens of shots with guards inside Parliament in a terrifying attack that left the nation's capital on lockdown.

Gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who reportedly recently converted to Islam, fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a 24-year-old father, as he stood guard at the War Memorial on Wednesday morning.

Zehaf-Bibeau then ran inside the Parliament, where he opened fire before he was shot dead by the House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms.

Zehaf-Bibeau was born in Quebec as Michael Joseph Hall but recently converted to Islam,CBS reported. His attack comes just two days after another Canadian soldier was killed in Quebec by a man with jihadist sympathies.

Authorities initially said they believed 'two or three' gunmen were responsible for the attack in Ottawa on Wednesday, but at an afternoon press conference, Chief of Police Charles Bordeleau would not confirm whether or not they are still searching for other shooters. (Continue Reading.)
For an introduction to jihad, watch this:

Mainstream Islam

Here is a Muslim speaker and an audience full of Muslims setting the record straight on what they really believe concerning Shariah Law and the inferiority of women. Before you call a Muslim an extremist, be sure you know what the generality of Muslims believe.

Now that we have that cleared up, does anyone still want to say that Muslims who believe in imposing capital punishment on rape victims who do not have four witnesses to testify on their behalf are extremists? Or that someone who believes that women taken as captives in war can be used as sex slaves is an extremist?

HT: Patrick Chan, Triablogue

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Denver: FBI Stops Three Teenage Girls from Joining ISIS

Perhaps the day will come when we can have an open, honest discussion about Islam. In the meantime, politicians and the media will continue protecting Islam from criticism, and young people will continue destroying their lives for the sake of Allah.
(CNN)—Three teenage girls who set out from a Denver suburb apparently bound for Syria to join extremists fighting there are back home after their parents alerted authorities and the trio was stopped in Germany, U.S. officials said.

The teens—two sisters of Somali descent and a friend whose family is Sudanese, according to a Denver community leader—were detained when their flight landed in Frankfurt on Friday after the FBI flagged their passports. They were flown back to Denver on Sunday, officials said.

Parents of the girls called the FBI after becoming concerned the girls may have been traveling to Turkey.

The FBI, which is investigating why the girls left, is "aware of the situation and assisted with bringing the individuals back to Denver. That is all the information we can provide at this time," said agency spokeswoman Sue Payne in Denver.

The girls—all U.S. citizens—are 15, 16 and 17 years old, according to two law enforcement officials. The oldest one appears to have been the organizer of the trip.

The FBI is combing through the girls' online communications to determine who, if anyone, was helping them. They are believed to have stolen money from their parents.

According to Glenn Thompson, bureau chief of the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, $2,000 was missing from the father of the two sisters.

The girls' parents had no indication their children planned to travel. None of the girls had ever run away before.

It's not exactly clear how the girls planned their trip or how they were going to make their way to Syria, but authorities say their ultimate plan was to try to join extremists fighting there.

The FBI has spoken to the teens and interviewed their families, and the agency said at this point they are not facing any charges. (Source)

Asia Bibi’s Death Sentence for Blasphemy Upheld by Pakistani Appeals Court

The U.S. sends billions of dollars to the government of Pakistan. The government of Pakistan sentences Christians to death for blasphemy. Think about how your tax dollars are spent.
National Review—Pakistan is a perennial recipient of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars. It’s an occasional ally/frequent enemy, sometimes actively conspiring against U.S. interests, sometimes actually firing on U.S. troops (incidents so notorious they now have their own Wikipedia page), and — of course — it’s the home of increasingly virulent jihadist extremism. And, no, this extremism isn’t confined to the fringes of Pakistani society but is sometimes even manifested in its appellate courts.

Last week, a Pakistani court of appeals upheld Asia Bibi’s death sentence for blasphemy. She’s a Christian and a mother of five.

Death. For allegedly saying bad things about Mohammed.


Not that it matters (one should be able to freely insult the prophet of Islam without fear of death), but there’s evidence that even the inherently illegitimate blasphemy charge is trumped-up nonsense. Here’s Asia Bibi describing the incident in her own words. The story begins with Bibi taking a drink of water, then offering the cup to her Muslim neighbors:
Then I start to hear muttering. I pay no attention and fill the cup again, this time holding it out to a woman next to me who looks like she’s in pain. She smiles and reaches out . . . At exactly the moment Musarat pokes her ferrety nose out from the bush, her eyes full of hate: “Don’t drink that water, it’s haram!”

Musarat addresses all the pickers, who have suddenly stopped work at the sound of the word “haram,” the Islamic term for anything forbidden by God.

“Listen, all of you, this Christian has dirtied the water in the well by drinking from our cup and dipping it back several times. Now the water is unclean and we can’t drink it! Because of her!”

It’s so unfair that for once I decide to defend myself and stand up to the old witch.

“I think Jesus would see if differently from Mohammed.”

Musarat is furious. “How dare you think for the Prophet, you filthy animal!”
The story then moves into the familiar demand for conversion:
“That’s right, you’re just a filthy Christian! You’ve contaminated our water and now you dare speak for the Prophet! Stupid bitch, your Jesus didn’t even have a proper father, he was a bastard, don’t you know that.”

Musarat comes over as though she’s going to hit me and yells: “You should convert to Islam to redeem yourself for your filthy religion.”

I feel a pain deep inside. We Christians have always stayed silent: We’ve been taught since we were babies never to say anything, to keep quiet because we’re a minority. But I’m stubborn too and now I want to react, I want to defend my faith. I take a deep breath and fill my lungs with courage.

“I’m not going to convert. I believe in my religion and in Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for the sins of mankind. What did your Prophet Mohammed ever do to save mankind? And why should it be me that converts instead of you?”
Bibi’s act of defiance is rewarded with physical assault, an assault that days later grows more sinister:
Five days later, I went to work fruit picking in another field. I’ve almost filled my bowl when I hear what sounds like a rioting crowd. I step back from my bush, wondering what’s going on, and in the distance I see dozens of men and women striding along towards our field, waving their arms in the air.

I catch the cruel eyes of Musarat. Her expression is self-righteous and full of scorn. I shiver as I suddenly realize that she hasn’t let it go. I can tell she’s out for revenge. The excited crowd are closer now; they are coming into the field and now they’re standing in front of me, threatening and shouting.

“Filthy bitch! We’re taking you back to the village! You insulted our Prophet! You’ll pay for that with your life!”

They all start yelling:

“Death! Death to the Christian!”

The angry crowd is pressing closer and closer around me. I’m half lying on the ground when two men grab me by the arms to drag me away. I call out in a desperate, feeble voice:

“I haven’t done anything! Let me go, please! I haven’t done anything wrong!”
When a young mullah intervenes, he is explicit: Convert or die.
“If you don’t want to die,” says the young mullah, “you must convert to Islam. Are you willing to redeem yourself by becoming a good Muslim?”

Sobbing, I reply:

“No, I don’t want to change my religion. But please believe me, I didn’t do what these women say, I didn’t insult your religion. Please have mercy on me.”

I put my hands together and plead with him. But he is unmoved.

“You’re lying! Everyone says you committed this blasphemy and that’s proof enough. Christians must comply with the law of Pakistan, which forbids any derogatory remarks about the holy Prophet. Since you won’t convert and the Prophet cannot defend himself, we shall avenge him.”
This is a nation with a nuclear arsenal, that flies dozens of F-16s supplied by the United States, and is an alleged partner in our war on terror. But it’s a nation that sentences mothers to death simply because they’re Christians who refuse to deny Christ — even in the face of an angry, violent mob. (Continue Reading.)

U.S. Military Accidentally Airdrops Weapons and Supplies to ISIS Militants

So the Obama Administration is limiting the campaign against ISIS to airdrops and airstrikes, and the administration can't even get that right.
Washington Post—The Islamic State has released a new video in which it brags that it recovered weapons and supplies that the U.S. military intended to deliver to Kurdish fighters, who are locked in a fight with the militants over control of the Syrian border town of Kobane.

The SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks jihadist social media accounts, drew attention to the video Tuesday. At one point, it appears to show a masked militant raking his hands through a crate filled with hand grenades.

A U.S. Central Command spokesman said he was looking into the reports. In a news release Monday, U.S. military officials acknowledged launching one airstrike near Kobane that they said destroyed “a U.S. airdrop of Kurdish supplies” to prevent “these supplies from falling into enemy hands.”

“All other resupply bundles were successfully delivered,” the CENTCOM news release said, without specifying what was in the shipment.

On Tuesday, the U.S. military announced another four airstrikes near Kobane, saying it hit Islamic State fighting positions, a building occupied by the militants, and “a large ISIL unit,” using one of the acronyms for the group. The U.S. has launched dozens of airstrikes around Kobane in the last week, as the militants besiege the town.

The incident highlights the difficulty in making sure all airdrops are accurate, even with GPS-guided parachutes that the Air Force commonly uses. Airdrops of food and water to religious minorities trapped on mountain cliffs in northern Iraq in August hit the mark about 80 percent of the time, Pentagon officials said at the time. (Continue Reading.)

Western Leaders Silent as ISIS Jihadists Shoot, Behead, and Crucify 700 Syrians

We can't let anything tarnish President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, so we'll have to sit back and watch as ISIS gains momentum and slaughters anyone who gets in its way.
REYHANLI, Turkey — The cost of turning against the Islamic State was made brutally apparent in the streets of a dusty backwater town in eastern Syria in early August. Over a three-day period, vengeful fighters shelled, beheaded, crucified and shot hundreds of members of the Shaitat tribe after they dared to rise up against the extremists.

By the time the killing stopped, 700 people were dead, activists and survivors say, making this the bloodiest single atrocity committed by the Islamic State in Syria since it declared its existence 18 months ago.

The little-publicized story of this failed tribal revolt in Abu Hamam, in Syria’s eastern Deir al-Zour province, illuminates the challenges that will confront efforts to persuade those living under Islamic State rule — in Iraq as well as Syria — to join the fight against the jihadist group, something U.S. officials say is essential if the campaign against the militants is to succeed.

The Abu Hamam area has now been abandoned, and many of the bodies remain uncollected, offering a chilling reminder to residents elsewhere of the fate that awaits those who dare rebel.

Just as powerful a message for those living under the militants’ iron fist was the almost complete international silence on the bloodbath.

News of the massacre coincided with President Obama’s decision to order airstrikes to turn back an Islamic State advance unfolding farther east in Iraq, toward the Kurdish regional capital of Irbil, as well as humanitarian airdrops to help desperate Iraqi Yazidis trapped on a mountain by the onslaught.

Many Syrians in the opposition are starting to complain about unequal treatment. (Continue Reading.)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Muslim Convert Martin Couture-Rouleau Shot to Death after Hit-and-Run on Two Canadian Soldiers

This is a photo of Martin Couture-Rouleau:

And here's Couture-Rouleau after his conversion to Islam:

Notice a difference?

Once he had converted to Islam, Couture-Rouleau somehow got the idea that Islam commands him to wage jihad against unbelievers (perhaps by reading the same Muslim sources I quote daily). He is now dead, after running down two Canadian soldiers with his car, and charging at a female police officer when his car flipped over.

French sites are reporting that Couture-Rouleau called 911 and said he was "acting in the name of Allah."

How many more Western converts need to die waging jihad before we'll finally be allowed to have an honest discussion about Islam?
Daily Mail—A radicalized Muslim convert ran down two soldiers in his car in an apparent terror attack Monday, before being shot dead by police.

Martin Couture-Rouleau, 25, sped into the two young soldiers - one uniformed and one not - around 11.30am in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, not far from Montreal.

After the impact he sped off, but was chased down by Canadian police, who shot him dead.

Both soldiers survived the attack, but one is now in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A Canadian government spokesman today confirmed that Couture-Rouleau, who describes himself as a recent convert online, was on a list of known radicals.

One neighbor told reporters that the man had fallen in with extremist Muslims around a year ago. On social media websites, Couture-Rouleau posted polemics attacking Christianity, Western leaders and Israel.

He also published images seemingly to glorify armed jihadist extremists, denigrating Westerners as 'kaffir', a derogatory Arabic term for non-believers.

After he ran down the two men, Couture-Rouleau called 911 and boasted to operators that he had attacked in the name of Allah, the Toronto Sun reported.

Eyewitnesses told the newspaper how during the police chase which followed, Couture-Rouleau rolled his car, which landed upside-down in a ditch. (Continue Reading.)
For more on jihad, watch this:

AI Update

If you haven't looked in a while, there are new articles available on the Answering Islam website. The update includes the following:

Against the background of the massive violence and warfare going on in this world, Roland Clarke presents God's Peace Plan. Silas scrutinizes various arguments made in the mainstream media: Peter Beinart, Islam, and Critical Thinking and Ed Husain’s Islam Versus Muhammad’s Islam. Anthony Rogers examines and refutes an argument put forward by Andrew Livingston, a convert to Islam: Peter’s Confession in the Synoptic Gospels: When Looking Closely is not Looking Close Enough. Sam Shamoun examines various theological and christological topics. Revealing Allah’s Partner in Praise and Honor (Part 1Part 2Part 3) and The One Who Is Truly Worthy of All Praise and Honor (Part 1Part 2). The Quran's Implicit Witness to Jesus being the Divine Lord A series on The Glorious Splendor and Majesty of King Messiah(Part 1Part 2Part 3Addendum). Do Not Tempt the Lord Jesus – But Worship Him Instead! (Part 1Part 2Part 3aPart 3bPart 3cPart 4). And, finally, two rebuttals to Paul Williams: Allah’s Unbound Cruelty and InjusticeHow Women Are To Be Treated in Islam, and a two-part rebuttal to Ali Ataie: The Meaning of Jesus’ NameThe Scholars Have Spoken.

At Least 21 Dead in Suicide Attack on Shia Mosque in Baghdad

While Western politicians, the media, and Muslim organizations continue to assure us that terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, no one bothers to give convincing proof to the terrorists that Islam is a religion of peace.
Baghdad (CNN)—A suicide bombing in a predominately Shia area of Baghdad has left 21 people dead and 25 people injured, according to a police source with knowledge of the incident speaking to CNN by phone. The source asked not to be identified for security reasons.

The bomber targeted a Shia mosque in the city's northeast al Harithyia neighborhood, the source said. As of Sunday, there has been no claim of responsibility.

The past few weeks have seen a series of car and suicide attacks on Shia targets, some of which have been claimed by ISIS.

Although Baghdad's perimeter has appeared to hold firm against ISIS encroachment, the militant Sunni group has made strategically valuable gains in the country's Anbar province, west of the capital.

ISIS, which calls itself the Islamic State, has been accused of massacring Shiites in areas it controls. (Source)
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fake news: priest’s ‘miracle’ conversion to Islam never happened

Many of you may have spotted the story about an 87-year-old Spanish Catholic priest in Indonesia who converted to Islam after being in a coma for 17 months – well, the story is fake.

It had been claimed in the article that the priest suffered a heart attack while helping volunteers fix the roof of his church.

It was said priest Eduardo Vincenzo Maria Gomez fell two “stories” [sic] and emerged from his coma, saying that “Allah spoke to him and showed him ‘the beauty of the heavens’.”

The story was originally posted to satire website World News Daily Report and used the picture of British naturalist Professor David Bellamy as the supposed priest.

Shortly afterwards, the story went viral around the world.

The article went on to quote the fictitious priest as saying: “I know nothing of Islam. Never once have I read the Quran but God spoke to me and asked me to follow him to the heavens and the Holy light shone through my entire being and behold the golden gates of heaven appeared before me and God told me his name and it was Allah”.

According to a disclaimer posted at the top of all pages on the World News Daily Report website, it is “a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within are fiction, and presumably fake news.

“Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental, except for all references to politicians and/or celebrities, in which case they are based on real people, but still based almost entirely in fiction.”

Source: The Australian Muslim Times