Mahad A. Abdiraham stabbed two people in America has now claimed that his actions were ‘an act of Jihad’.
Mr Abdiraham admitted to the assault on two brothers in Mall of America.
In a statement, he said: “I went to Mall of America to answer the call for Jihad by the Chief of the Believers, Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi – may Allah protect him – and by the Mujahiden of the Islamic State (ISIS). I am here reaffirming that it was indeed an act of Jihad in the way of Allah.”
He continued: “I want the reason for my attack to be clear to this court and to the public, so that you may understand that you will never be safe as long as your country is at war with Islam. And that the threat of death (or) imprisonment will never deter us from fighting for the sake of Allah.”
“The charges stem from his stabbing of 19-year-old Alexander Sanchez and 25-year-old John Sanchez, both of Minneapolis. The younger brother suffered injuries to his head that will leave scars and cuts to his arms that went “to the bone,” and he needed a blood transfusion, according to charges. His brother needed dozens of stitches to close his wounds, the court filing said.
The charging document did not describe a motive but suggested Abdiraham has had psychological difficulties. Last year, he was arrested on suspicion of stabbing two staff members with a pen at an inpatient psychiatric unit.
During his guilty plea, however, Abdiraham read a statement that explained devotion to ISIS was his inspiration.”
Yet another attack… when will the security services crack down on these people once and for all?
Posters appear in London mocking Sadiq Khan over terrorism in the city
Posters have appeared in London that appear to mock Mayor Sadiq Khan over his approach towards terrorism in the city.
In particular, they make reference to his comment that terror attacks are ‘part and parcel’ of living in a big city – a quote that has infuriated more and more people during 2017 in light of the number of terror incidents that have been experienced in the Capital.
While Mr Khan couldn’t have been expected to be able to predict the future when the comments were originally made, it cannot be denied that the quote has taken on more and more significance over the last twelve months.
The posters were put up poignantly on Westminster Bridge by a representative of Generation Identity United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, and the images were accompanied by the following remarks on Facebook:
Happening now: Activists from Generation Identity are gently reminding the people of London of the side effects from our politician’s migration policies.
There are some parcels that we don’t want for Christmas, and they include the anti vehicle barriers which scar our cities and are a constant reminder of the real threat to our families and friends.
#GenerationIdentity is a Pan-European Identitarian movement sweeping Europe that originated in France.
We aim to preserve the ethnocultural identity of Europe through activism, political education, and community & cultural activities.
1. Stop the Islamisation of Europe.
3. Stop and reverse the Great Replacement of our people.
While there is clearly nothing illegal about what they are doing in this instance (although we give it ten minutes before the first police complaint is received), there is a strong possibility that the public will look negatively upon the group as a whole as they immediately state that they are trying to ‘stop the Islamisation of Europe’ at the same time as denouncing terror.
Past experiences have demonstrated that public support for this type of cause suffers as soon as you bundle Islam into the equation as a whole.
We’re not saying that they are right or wrong here, as many people will argue that the two go hand in hand – we are simply saying that the British public is already pre-programmed to denounce anyone who makes this link.
When you also consider that Mayor Khan is a Muslim himself, there will be many who look upon these posters as an act of hatred, while the reality is that they are making a legitimate political point about comments that he has made in the past.
Shortly after Donald Trump retweeted content from Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen, commentator Paul Joseph Watson made the valid point that groups like Britain First are only increasing in popularity because ‘the establishment’ has pretty much silenced everybody else.
In this instance, if steps are taken to ‘silence’ Generation Identity, will this just push people back into the arms of other groups such as Britain First?
By immediately drawing Islam into the situation in a general manner, GI have pretty much ensured that these posters will attract a negative reception. However, the situation has now reached the point where simply dismissing their message outright is no longer an option if the ‘powers that be’ want to avoid pushing their supporters towards a movement that is far more extreme than theirs.
What’s the solution to this ‘mess’ that the government has created?