The trial of one Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud, a well-known jihadist from Mali who was part of the Al-Queda invasion of Timbuktu during the Obama era (2012), has begun. The International Criminal Court in the Hague committed him to trial in September of 2019 finding sufficient grounds for prosecution of Ag Mahmoud for crimes against humanity between April 2012 and January 2013: Torture, rape, sexual slavery, other inhumane acts, including, inter alia, forced marriages, persecution, intentionally directing attacks against buildings dedicated to religion and historic monuments.
It’s remarkable to see how The Guardian coverage whitewashes Al Hassan’s image but this is hardly a surprise. The Guardian’s Jason Burke refers to the jihadist simply as “an extremist fighter”. Perhaps Mr. Burke has met many “moderate fighters” around the world? Calling Al Hassan a “jihadist” is obviously unthinkable when it comes to the Guardian which has earned itself the well deserved reputation of a mouthpiece for the Left.
Why is the Left always busy with whitewashing the public image of Islam and global jihad? It most probably has to do with the fact that the Left is an essential partner in the Red-Green Axis defined by the Center for Security Policy as “an ad hoc collaboration among global forces whose common objective is the destruction of Western Civilization”, the forces being the Marxist left (the “Red”) and the global Islamic Movement (the “Green”). To learn more about the Red-Green Axis, check out Jim Simpson’s book “The Red-Green Axis 2.0: An Existential Threat to America and the World”
Back to the Mali jihadist story. Nowhere in the entire article does Mr. Burke even mention the word jihad. The pictures of the jihadist have been carefully curated and show him in a suit, looking like just another guy in his 40s wearing a suit. After all, we’re all flawed human beings right? Well, some of us get little carried away and rape, murder, mutilate, torture and force women into sexual slavery in the name of Islam. But hey, look at him, he’s just a normal looking guy, right?
Based on court documents Al Hassan was in fact the chief of the Islamic Sharia Police and Islamic Sharia Court: murdering, raping, forcing women into sexual slavery, and passing “sentences” while in power. All of which was done in accordance with and in the name of Islam! Which is what Muslims have been doing in the name of Islam since Islam’s inception in the 7th century.
But let’s not sound so “islamophobic”! Phobia from what? Islam? The ideology that was the sole reason this jihadi in Mali to rape, murder, torture and chop a few hands? Oh, let’s not exaggerate now. Some people did some things. That’s all. Not a big deal. There aren’t more than 7% of Muslims who are “extremists” and subscribe to the traditional jihadist form of Islam. That would be only over 100 million such fellas plotting day in and day out how to perpetrate on us Shaira “law” through terror.
What’s there to be Islamophobic about?
To the Guardian as a good leftist publication the jihadists are only “extremists”. Which is simply another way to push the idea that there’s nothing wrong with Islam itself, it’s just that “few extremists” have taken it a bit too far.
Coverage of the exact same story looks very different from the website of the French press agency AFP. Al Hassan is called a jihadist in the very headline as well as several other times in the news article itself. It is the AFP coverage the majority of African news sources have chosen to cite. Media outlets in Sub-Saharan Africa aren’t mincing words when it comes to Islam and Jihad. People there know way too well what Islam has been doing to them for centuries. Al Hassan is pictured in his Islamic garb, clearly showing his real identity as a Muslim.
It’s worth noting that France has officially banned Islamic head coverings in public. France was the first European country in modern times to ban public wearing of the full-face veil. A Muslim woman challenged this law in the European Court of Human Rights but the Court upheld the law and it remains the law of the land to this day. In 2011 Belgium adopted a similar ban. In Spain, the city of Barcelona and some other towns have brought in similar bans, as have some towns in Italy. No such general ban applies in the UK.
Al Hassan is only the second jihadist to appear before the ICC in the Hague. His case is however the first one to include charges of crimes typical of jihad throughout history, among which:
- Islamic executions
- Sexual slavery
“Al Hassan played an essential and undeniable role in the system of persecution established by the armed groups… in Timbuktu,” ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said last year.
The jihadist police imposed draconian measures on the city’s residents who lived in constant fear of “despicable” violence and repression, prosecutors said.
They cited an example in which a man had his hand amputated after he was accused of petty theft.
Why is the Left so hard at work on behalf of their partners, the jihadists? Why don’t they want us to hear about what Sharia Law is all about and what happens to the “infidels” when Muslims take Islam’s doctrines literally? Could it be because this is exactly what the likes of HAMAS d.b.a. CAIR are all about? When the jihadists remove their suits, there’s a suicide vest strapped on each one of them. Which is why the Left is so diligent to alter the public perception of Islam and global jihad. The Left needs the numbers that Muslims can offer. The Muslims need the Left to legitimize the in the West.
We’ll keep you posted on new developments surrounding this historic case. Our analysis will always dissect the tactics of the Red-Green Axis, pointing you to relevant resources in an effort to help you understand better what this current civilization conflict between Islam and the free world.
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