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A history of 'FIRE JIHAD' (arson Islamic jihad)

Posted on 11/26/2016 6:26:31 PM PST by FreedomUS

2009 - fire jihad - Australia

Bushfire Jihad by Daniel Pipes Mar 26, 2009 updated Jul 4, 2015

As fires swept through a hot and dry Victoria State, Australia in February 2009, some observers (including myself) wondered if this might not be an Islamist attack on the country. But one stayed quiet, not having proof.

Now, Mervyn F. Bendle, a senior lecturer in History and Communications at James Cook University, Queensland, has come out and made the argument in a 6,000-word article, "Australia's nightmare: bushfire jihad and pyroterrorism," in the National Observer. Bendle marshals an impressive body of evidence. But first, a review of what happened...


2012 - fire jihad - Europe

Al-Qaeda blamed for Europe-wide forest fires - ... › ... › Al-Qaeda Oct 3, 2012 - Al-Qaeda has been blamed for a recent series of forest fires across ... were set by arsonists as part of the group's low-cost attack strategy


2013 - fire jihad - US

Fire Wars – Forest Jihad in America - Algemeiner

Follow @Algemeiner JUNE 17, 2013 10:40 AM 11

By Rachel Ehrenfeld

Smoke rises from fire in Israel in early July, 2012.

American focus on the NSA “leaks” diverts attention from real existential threats and economic devastation that for now affects mostly the West.

The fire raging in Colorado Springs forced William (Bill) Scott and his wife Linda to evacuate their home. Last we spoke, Bill didn’t know if they’ll have a home to return to.

As of Saturday afternoon, June 15, the apparent arson that set Colorado’s Black Forest on fire last Tuesday killed at least two people and destroyed and damaged more than 388 homes. The fire that burned 15,500 acres led to the evacuation of 38,000 people. The six-hour delay of federal air tankers to help extinguish the fast spreading fire didn’t help. All the while, local law enforcement and firefighters have been collecting whatever evidence they can find to identify the arsonist(s).

Bill Scott, a senior fellow at ACD, warned about such a scenario last July, speaking at the ACD/EWI Economic Threats briefing on Capital Hill. An expert on aerial firefighting, he presented a sobering analysis of the devastating Waldo Canyon Fire, pointing out that the striking rise Western U.S. wildfires may be caused by elements other than nature.

He noted that in spring 2012, al-Qaeda’s English-language online magazine, Inspire, published an article called “It Is of Your Freedom to Ignite a Firebomb,” which featured instructions on how to build an incendiary bomb to light forests on fire.

A few months later, Russia’s security (FSB) chief, Aleksandr Bortnikov warned, “al-Qaeda was complicit in recent forest fires in Europe” as part of the terrorists’ “strategy of a thousand cuts.”

Bortnikov spoke of “extremist sites [that] contained detailed instructions of waging the ‘forest jihad’ and stressed that such a method had proved itself effective as it inflicted both physical and moral damage, needed little training or investment and it was extremely hard for police to find and apprehend the arsonists.”

Since then, more fatwas advocating that “Fire is cheap, easy and effective tool for economic warfare” have been issued. They’ve included detailed instructions for constructing remote-controlled “ember bombs, and how to set fires without leaving a trace.”

Fire wars are not limited to Europe and the U.S. Palestinan jihadists have been setting fire to Israel’s modest forests for many years. However, political correctness seems to override Israeli and Russian warnings of that jihadist modus operandi. How many Tzarnaevs are hiding in Colorado’s woods?

While many of the fires that have scorched millions of acres and destroyed thousands of homes in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and other states have been identified as arson, none have been publicly attributed to criminal or terrorist groups, despite the presence of Mexican gangs and large number of other illegals in our Western states

Bill Scott’s “Fire Wars” presentation on YouTube led several Colorado legislators to propose a bill to allow the formation of Colorado’s Firefighting Air Corps. “In military terms, Colorado is a target-rich environment – an arsonist’s dream-come-true, and the U.S. Forest Service’s worst nightmare,” Scott said while giving a riveting testimony before the state Senate a few months ago. He went on to say that “Colorado wildfires took six lives, destroyed 647 homes and consumed $48 million in fire suppression costs. And we are one match or lightning strike away from a disaster that will make 2012 look like a GOOD year.

“Consider this scenario: A hot day with humidity levels below 10 percent. High winds, blowing into a dead-end valley, toward a picture-perfect town on the shore of a large mountain lake. Also watching the weather, an Islamic jihadist decides, ‘Today’s the day.’ He takes off in a rented Cessna 172 and flies across the mouth of that valley, pitching lighted road flares from the airplane. In a matter of minutes, a wall of fire with flames topping 200 feet roars up that valley, trapping hundreds of tourists and citizens.

“The local U.S. Forest Service district ranger issues a top-priority emergency call for fire-fighting air tankers, noting that lives and property are in imminent danger. A harried federal dispatcher responds with this chilling truth: ‘We’re out of air resources. We’re fighting fires all over the nation, and all federal assets are committed. You folks are on your own.’

“Within hours, the small Colorado town burns to the ground and hundreds of trapped people die horrific deaths. After-action reviews conclude that the deadly fire was ignited by an al Qaeda terrorist – who was never caught – and all fatalities were attributable to ‘insufficient firefighting resources.’ If large air tankers had been deployed in a timely manner, a protective corridor through the conflagration could have been created, providing an escape route.


2015 - fire jihad - US

“Man, 56, arrested in connection with downtown Da Vinci arson, officials say,”LA Times, May 28, 2015 Dawud Abdulwali was detained Tuesday morning by the Los Angeles Police Department’s anti-terrorism division ..


2016 - fire jihad - Israel

'Arson is Terror,' Netanyahu Says; Several Arabs Arrested for ... - United with Israel Nov-24-2016 - “Every fire that was the result of arson or incitement to arson is terror in every way and we'll treat it as such. Anyone who tries to burn parts ...

TOPICS: Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: arsonjihad; danielpipes; firejihad; islam; islamofascism; jihad; terrorism; wot

1 posted on 11/26/2016 6:26:31 PM PST by FreedomUS
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To: FreedomUS

The book says to be a good MUSLIM, you MUST have all 5 pillars of the faith, the 5th pillar is JIHAD. The UNHOLY war against infidels. MORE Muslims, more violence and chaos.

2 posted on 11/26/2016 6:30:03 PM PST by rovenstinez (A)
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To: FreedomUS

Last summer I was in the spectacularly beautiful Methow valley. Yes, it was dry, but the people there were all very careful about potential fires, and there were signs (both homemade and government) warning about the potential for fire.

Four days after I left, the place was ablaze, and I wondered about the possible cause.

Now I am really wondering.

3 posted on 11/26/2016 6:34:28 PM PST by Don W ( When blacks riot, neighborhoods and cities burn. When whites riot, nations and continents burn.)
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To: rovenstinez

Quite worrisome polls on bloody Jihadism among Muslim population -

4 posted on 11/26/2016 6:35:32 PM PST by FreedomUS
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5 posted on 11/26/2016 6:36:34 PM PST by FreedomUS
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To: FreedomUS
So that means:


Somehow I don't think we'll be seeing a headline like that very soon in the Slimes or the WaPoo, not the Tranna 'Red' Star!

6 posted on 11/26/2016 6:41:51 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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And very (hot) ‘warming’ too...

7 posted on 11/26/2016 6:45:29 PM PST by FreedomUS
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Interesting. A friend of mine said seeing all the fires in the country, made her wonder if it wasn’t jihadists and not just dumb-sses.

8 posted on 11/26/2016 6:47:49 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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In 1978, an arsonist lit a cigarette, stuffed into a book of matches, crammde both into a Dixie Cup, and placed the cup in some dry bushes behind the Whizzin’s shopping mall in Agoura, Calif. After the arsonist was long gone, the cigarette burned down to the matches and ignited them, which, in turn, ignited the cup, which ignited the bushes.

The resulting brush fire, fed by Santa Ana winds, burned all the way to the ocean more than ten miles away, consuming dozens, if not hundreds, of homes.

9 posted on 11/26/2016 7:04:42 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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10 posted on 11/26/2016 7:19:12 PM PST by FreedomUS
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To: Don W
This June 2016 report from, states that lightning was ruled out as a cause of the Fort McMurray fire, that it was human caused. Things that make you go 'Hmmm'.

-the fire cost insurance companies almost $4 Billion CDN,
-the fire temporarily raised the price of crude, helping the Saudis somewhat,
-there has been absolutely no coverage on 'who' may have caused the fire, since this came out in mid-June,
-Turd-owe has been letting Syrians in his life depended on it
-for decades, SAIT and NAIT have been welcoming ME Arabs into petroleum and chemical technology classes. The 'students' are usually young, male, and few have any interest in learning because foreigners (Canadians, Americans, Europeans) are willing to make the 'Big bucks' doing such jobs in the ME, and the countries are willing to pay the 'Big bucks'. What are these 'students' REALLY here for?
-here is a report in (of all things) the August 22, 2016 edition of the Toronto Star titled: Islamic schools, mosques in Canada are filled with extremist literature: study
-a March 3, 2015 CBC website article titled, 'CSIS flags Canadian online anti-Islam threat in Public Safety briefing'. Why is CSIS (Canadian Security and Intelligence Service) so keen on anti-Islam people, yet they have nothing to say about potential muhamedan terrorists in Canada?

I don't think I need a tinfoil hat just yet, but these are things that make me go, "Hmmm". (Of course I would not be surprised to now get a visit from CSIS to discuss my 'poor attitude' toward 'The Religion of Peace ®'.

11 posted on 11/26/2016 7:41:15 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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To: FreedomUS

“Fire Wars”

12 posted on 11/26/2016 7:49:19 PM PST by carriage_hill ( Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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When the Santa Anna winds blow from the mountains in California we have conditions that are ideal for this same type of arson. This has happened frequently over the past 8 years. I wonder how many of these fires were set by Jihadists?

13 posted on 11/26/2016 9:13:04 PM PST by cpdiii (DECKHAND, ROUGHNECK, GEOLOGIST, PILOT, PHARMACIST, LIBERTARIAN The Constitution is worth dying for.)
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To: FreedomUS

Ban all muslims.

Remove all muslims.

Never let muslims in ever again.

14 posted on 11/26/2016 11:11:54 PM PST by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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