Elton Simpson, 30, and Nadir Hamid Soofi, 34, both of whom attended the same mosque in Phoenix, Arizona, turned up at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, Sunday in body armor and carrying weapons. Both were shot and killed by a Garland traffic officer who sustained a minor gunshot wound to the ankle.
The backstory to this event will prove interesting. (Phoenix? Why would they drive all the way to Texas? How could two men with AK47s in hand do so little damage? Where did they get the guns? Were they paid to do this? If so, by whom?)
The opening of the exhibit and its contest certainly are akin to waving a red flag in front of a bull, especially since the whole point of the event, sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (a New York-based group that also uses the name Stop Islamization of America). was to exhibit anti-Islamic cartoons and award a $10,000 top prize for the best caricature of the prophet. (“Best” is an arguable point, as the cartoons are described as juvenile and amateurish.)
Here’s one place to read more: Gunman in Texas Was F.B.I. Suspect in Jihad Inquiry
As reported by the Associated Press: “Two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed, authorities in the Dallas suburb of Garland said Sunday night.”
There’s no doubt this is just the beginning of that story.
According to Ann Corcoran’s new monograph titled “Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America” (published April 21, 2015, as part of the Center for Security Policy’s Civilization Jihad Reader Series, the “federal government is attempting stealthily to relocate Muslim immigrants into unsuspecting and often unsuitable rural communities”.
Ms. Corcoran “documents that Muslim immigration as a form of jihad via colonization called hijra dates back to the time of Mohammed. In fact, she quotes hadith sources that assert that migration is a religious obligation for Muslims to spread Islam and build the Islamic state.”
So…comments from the Ummah?
“Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution,” a new book by Mona Eltahawy, should be required reading for every American Muslim woman (it’ll take longer to enlighten the men).
Snippet: “I think if you whittle them down to their essence, [the Abrahamic religions are} about controlling women and their sexuality. I lived in Jerusalem for a while, when I was a reporter for Reuters, and I would see ultra-Orthodox Jewish families that reminded me of families in Saudi Arabia.”
Read more of an interview with the author here: “Mona Eltahawy Doesn’t Need to Be Rescued”