Islamophobic attempted murder in England

This video about England says about itself:

24 September 2017

An imam was rushed to hospital after he was stabbed outside a mosque by an attacker who reportedly made ‘anti-Muslim comments’.

Police have launched an investigation after Dr Nasser Kurdy was attacked with a knife outside the Altrincham Islamic Centre in Greater Manchester on Sunday.

Andrew Western, Labour councillor for Sale, Greater Manchester, said his thoughts are ‘with him and his family.’

Dr Kurdy, 58, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, and some people had already made their way into the mosque when he was attacked at around 6pm.

He has been discharged from hospital, according to his colleague Dr Khalid Anis, a spokesman for the Altrincham and Hale Muslim Association, who said he was ‘very lucky’.

Greater Manchester Police is treating the attack as a hate crime and confirmed they have made two arrests. They have arrested two men in relation to the attack.

From the BBC in Britain today:

Altrincham mosque stabbing: Surgeon attacked in ‘hate crime

A doctor has been stabbed in the back of the neck on his way to a mosque in Greater Manchester, in a suspected hate crime.

Consultant surgeon Dr Nasser Kurdy was attacked outside the Altrincham and Hale Muslim Association at about 17:50 BST and was taken to hospital.

He has since been discharged and a 54-year-old man and a 32-year-old who were arrested are being questioned.

Greater Manchester Police have asked for any witnesses to come forward.

Dr Kurdy heard Islamophobic comments at the time of the attack, community sources said.

Police said the 58-year-old was on his way to the mosque, where he is the vice-chairman and has led prayers, when he saw another man across the road.

“A short time later he felt an injury to the back of his neck. He ran into the centre and then called emergency services.”

Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson said it was a “nasty and unprovoked attack” to a “much-loved” man.

‘Abusive comments’

Dr Khalid Anis, a spokesman for the mosque, said: “It could have been very, very serious.

“He [Dr Kurdy] said he noticed someone cross the road and then somebody just attacked him from behind.

“Obviously he was in shock at the time, he had just been stabbed, so the detail of those comments I don’t know – but there were definitely abusive comments made by the attackers at the door of the mosque.

“We understand it was a knife, he is very lucky.

“It’s a very unified town so for this to happen like this in the street, it is frightening.”

Dr Anis added that Dr Kurdy is “in good spirits”.

Akram Malik, chairman of the Altrincham and Hale Muslim Association, added: “It is devastating that someone has chosen to attack a community member, on his way to prayer.

“We pray that Dr Kurdy makes a full recovery and the perpetrator faces the full force of justice.”

‘Motivated by hate’

Iftikhar Awan, who attends the mosque with his wife and children, said the community was “in a state of shock”.

He added that Dr Kurdy was treated in Wythenshawe Hospital, where he works as an orthopaedic surgeon.

Det Insp [Detective Inspector] Ben Cottam said Dr Kurdy was attacked “in broad daylight”.

ACC Jackson added: “People will want to know why the attacker did this and we are treating this as a crime motivated by hate.

“It is difficult to say more than this at this time but there is nothing to suggest that this is terrorist related.”

Dear Assistant Chief Constable Jackson: since when are white supremacist terrorists not terrorists?

He said there would be an increased police presence in the areas to “reassure local people”.

The Muslim Council of Britain said it was shocked by the attack and urged the government to implement its “hate crime action plan”.

Dutch woman kidnapped in NATO’s ‘new’ Libya

This video from England says about itself:

Salman Abedi: ‘Public called anti-terrorism hotline about suicide bomber‘ – BBC News

24 May 2017

A Muslim community worker has told BBC News that members of the public called the police anti-terrorism hotline warning about the Manchester suicide bomber’s extreme and violent views several years ago. The BBC also understands that Abedi was in Manchester earlier this year when he told people of the value of dying for a cause and made hardline statements about suicide operations and the conflict in Libya.

The community worker – who did not want to be identified – said two people who knew Salman Abedi at college made separate calls to the police. They had been worried that “he was supporting terrorism” and had expressed the view that “being a suicide bomber was OK.” The friends had argued with him, telling him he was wrong but had become so concerned they contacted the police. The community worker told the BBC “all of the publicity is about Muslims not coming forward and this shows that they are coming forward and expressing their concerns.” The calls are thought to have been made around five years ago after Abedi left school.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Missed woman in Libya turns out to have been arrested

Today, 10:00

The Dutch woman who has been missing for a few days has been found in Libya; she was arrested by the Libyan authorities.

Which Libyan authorities? There are at least three governments in NATO’s ‘new’ Libya, killing each other’s fighters and civilians.

The [Dutch] Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked if they can visit Yvonne Snitjer. …

Because the situation in Libya is too insecure, the Dutch Embassy in Libya has been closed for three years. The members of the embassy now work from neighbouring Tunisia.

I hope it will be possible for embassy staff to make the dangerous journey from Tunisia to Ms Snitjer’s prison cell, without being kidnapped like her, or being killed.

Ms Snitjer lives in Libya, and used to send Twitter messages from there, apparently until she was kidnapped. Many of these tweets looked at bloody Libya through rose-coloured glasses. However, rose-coloured glasses may be the only way for tweeps to survive Libyan warlords.

One of Ms Snitjer’s tweets was not so rose-coloured. She mentioned that in the ‘whole south of Libya’ [and the north is not that better, by the way] the hospitals have ‘no medicines at all. Few depts actually working.’

That truth may have hurt one or more warlords in Libya, and may have led to Yvonne Snitjer’s kidnapping.

Ms Snitjer’s friends are happy that they now at least know where she is (though the report does not mention in which one of Libya’s prisons; often torture prisons). Yet, they will only be really happy if Ms Snitjer will be freed. And they can be only totally really happy if people can be in Libya without being kidnapped or killed.

Libyan woman Zahra’ Langhi wrote on Twitter, after the news about Ms Snitjer:

NOW, Can we do same for LIBYAN HUMANITARIAN JABIR ZAIN? #FreeJabir

Missing since 09/2016 #Tripoli

Jabir Zain, Yvonne Snitjer and so many others became victims of NATO’s 2011 regime change and oil war.

Like the murdered audience of the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England recently. Their direct murderer was, of course, Libyan suicide bomber Salman Abedi. However, indirectly, more people share at least some of the guilt. Like Salman Abedi’s jihadist parents who brought him to the hell of the Libyan war to serve as 15-year-old child soldier jihadist NATO cannon fodder. And British MI5 secret police which OK’d child soldiers going from Britain to that war as jihadist NATO cannon fodder. And British Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, boss of MI5, who OK’d child soldiers going from Britain to that war as jihadist NATO cannon fodder. And French right-wing President Sarkozy, and United States Republican Senator John McCain, Cameron’s warmongering buddies. That bloody war destroyed Salman Abedi’s mental health, and would destroy so many lives in Manchester six years later.

UPDATE: the latest NOS update now says Ms Snitjer was arrested because she had made photos and films of firefights in her neighbourhood. Earlier, no reason was known. In that case, it would not be about her tweet on the public health disaster in ‘new’ Libya, but about a similar ‘bad publicity’ (lack of) free speech issue.

The latest claim by Greater Manchester Police that suicide bomber Salman Abedi acted alone is part of a cover-up launched by the Conservative government and the intelligence agencies to conceal their responsibility for the May 22 atrocity that claimed 22 lives. On Tuesday evening, Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson of the north-west counter-terrorism unit issued a statement claiming, “Our enquiries show Abedi himself made most of the purchases of the core components [of the bomb] and what is becoming apparent is that many of his movements and actions have been carried out alone during the four days from him landing in the country and committing this awful attack.” The portrayal of Abedi as a “lone wolf” flatly contradicts numerous previous statements by Prime Minister Theresa May, Home Secretary Amber Rudd, the police and media that he was part of a sophisticated terror cell that required mobilising the army onto Britain’s streets to prevent a second attack: here.

UAE breaches UN arms embargo with gunship exports to [Libyan warlord] Haftar: here.

The Obama administration’s “regime change” debacles in Libya and Syria are spreading terrorist violence into Europe, but they have inflicted vastly more bloodshed in those two tragic nations, writes Jonathan Marshall.

From NATO’s Libya war to Manchester terror

This video from the USA says about itself:

From Libya to Manchester, Western Intervention Endangers Civilians

29 May 2017

Max Blumenthal, Senior Editor for Alternet‘s Grayzone Project, says the Manchester bombing’s ties to NATO intervention in Libya exemplify how Western policies overseas can help lead to attacks at home.

The Manchester Bombing Is Blowback from the West’s Disastrous Interventions and Covert Proxy Wars. How the U.S. and the U.K. helped bring jihadists like Salem Abedi to Libya and Syria. By Max Blumenthal.

This video from Britain says about itself:

Corbyn: War on Terror is not Working – We Need a New Solution

28 May 2017

Kam Sandhu of Real Media UK says that Corbyn has opened up a conversation in the UK that many people want to have but they have been under siege with ongoing terror attacks.

Spooks, torture, oil and war—how the British state brought terror to Libya. The British state has a long history of interfering in the Middle East. The carnage it sowed in Libya has now come back to expose the politicians who led it, argues Simon Basketter.

ISIS attacks in Europe coordinated from Libya, according to Italian weekly L’Espresso.

Britain is locked in ‘extraordinary’ feud with Libya over extradition of brother of Manchester suicide bomber who ‘played key role in atrocity’. Hashem Abedi, 20, accused of playing role in outrage which left 22 people dead. He is said to have helped brother Salman, 22, buy materials for device he detonated at concert on May 22. Britain had extradition agreement with Libya but it collapsed when Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011: here.

Doctor helps Manchester terror victims, racist calls him ‘terrorist’

This video from the USA says about itself:

Manchester attacker had links to NATO proxies in Libya

25 May 2017

Counterterror raids continue across the UK after Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester. More about the attacker’s identity has come to light: The son of Libyan immigrants, he spent time in his parents’ country and may have been radicalized by the same anti-Qaddafi milieu that MI5 encouraged and supported during NATO’s 2011 incursion. RT America’s Alexey Yaroshevsky has the details. Then, investigative journalist Max Blumenthal joins RT America’s Ashlee Banks to discuss how the West enabled the very terror groups that continue to wreak havoc.

Translated from Belgian daily Het Nieuwsblad, 28 May 2017:

This surgeon was in Manchester caring for the victims 48 hours on end. Now he is being abused as a ‘terrorist’

British doctor Naveed Yasin, 37, cared for the victims of the bomb explosion after the attack in Manchester for 48 hours. But instead of hugs and gratitude, the man was reproached of being a terrorist: “Go back to your own country, you brown bastard!”

Doctor Yasin, an orthopedic surgeon, has a dark skin colour. Yet he was born in Britain and lives in Manchester with his wife and two children.

But the man unfortunately is often judged on his skin colour. And that was also the case after the horrific attack in Manchester.

After a 48 hours grueling shift, when he had performed emergency operations on casualties, he had gone home to refresh himself. But when he returned to the Salford Royal Hospital, he was suddenly verbally attacked by a man driving past him.

“You brown bastard! Go back to your own country, terrorist! We do not want your kind in our country. Go away!” the man heard.


Yasin had to swallow twice when these words were hurled at his head. “No matter what I say to myself, I can’t take away the hatred he had for me because of my skin colour, and the prejudices he associated with this”, he told The Times.

An extra emotional battle, after having seen terrible scenes at the operating table. “The injuries patients have had include horrific [damage] to limbs, typical bomb-blast injuries” he said. “Open fractures. Patients with penetrating injuries from shrapnel. It’s soul destroying to see what these families are going through.”

Man shouted ‘P***’ [Paki] and ‘terrorist’ at surgeon who had spent 48 hours saving Manchester victims. … Dr Yasin added that his daughter could have been among the victims. His eldest daughter Amelia, 11, had wanted to go to the targeted Ariana Grande concert, but he and his wife Firdaus ruled against it because it was on a school night: here.

Hundreds of Muslim children march to Manchester Arena to pay tribute to 22 victims: here.

Explosive allegations have emerged that the UK’s MI5 intelligence agency had prior warning of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi planning a terrorist atrocity: here.

U.K. EXAMINES MISSED OPPORTUNITIES IN MANCHESTER BOMBING Several people reportedly warned authorities of Salman Abedi’s extremist views. [NYT]