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6/23/2014

Selling Terrorism

Filed under: General — Dana @ 8:36 am

[guest post by Dana]

UPDATE via Fox News: Facebook promptly shut down a cluster of pages that peddled T-Shirts, hoodies and action figures touting the murderous terror organization ISIS after FoxNews.com contacted the social media giant to ask why they had not been flagged.

In Indonesia, where it is legal to join and promote Jihadist groups, a website is now selling terrorist group T-shirts, hoodies and other accessories.

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The items have the ISIS, Taliban and other jihadist logos on them.

With more than 9,000 likes on Facebook, retailer Zirah Moslem on its website calls itself a purveyor of “Islamic style” and sells clothing that promotes a range of Islamist groups.

In one design, emblazoned with the slogan “Mujahideen Around the World/ United We Stand”, figures wearing keffiyeh and brandishing weapons pose like characters on a Hollywood movie poster.

Other T-shirts promote the Taliban and Hamas, both named as terrorist organisations by the US state department.

Kaos Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (Isis) sells T-shirts under the outdoor wear/sporting goods section with the name Isis alongside pictures of Kalashnikov rifles and a globe, presumably signifying the group’s plans for world domination.

Other Indonesia-based companies selling jihad-themed clothing online include Kavkaz Struggle Wear, which sells T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan “I Love Jihad” in English and Arabic, and Rezji Islamic Clothing and Shop, which advertises small figures of Isis fighters, which come with a free sticker.

Isis’s bloody exploits in Iraq, where it is battling government forces for control of swathes of the country, have won it supporters among Indonesia’s Sunni Muslim population.

“They see that Isis has succeeded in some areas in Syria and Iraq,” Jakarta based terrorism expert Solahudin said. “They’ve already declared an Islamic state there. A caliphate is the ultimate goal for every jihadist in Indonesia.”

–Dana

19 Responses to “Selling Terrorism”

  1. How long will it take for this to be “cool” in the US?

    Patricia (5fc097)

  2. Greetings:

    When you keystroked “Indonesia”, you left out the “peaceful” and the “moderate”.

    And don’t let them catch you calling your kuffar god “Allah”.

    11B40 (6abb5c)

  3. All I say is, find your own d*** airplane.

    Steve57 (334088)

  4. indonesians getting all trashy and piggy like palestinians

    i hope it’s not contagious

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  5. Time to breakout the mohamhead bomb turbine poster.
    I have not had that out since ayatollah ali khamenei spoke at harvard.

    mg (31009b)

  6. This is a dream come true for the garlic necklace wearing, bmw driving, stoned american trustafarian.

    mg (31009b)

  7. You realize all these logos are in English?

    I think.

    I don’t think the words “brigade” and “of” are Malay words.

    “Tawheed” is an English transliteration of an Arabic word.

    http://www.omniglot.com/writing/indonesian.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tawhid
    http://www.islamtomorrow.com/articles/tawheed_nuradeen.htm

    Used this way, it is just a nickname for Islam.

    Sammy Finkelman (5b302e)

  8. I don’t know why but I saw the t-shirt and I thought of this.

    http://www.onemarinesview.com/one_marines_view/2011/06/gurkha-gets-award-as-he-killed-taliban-with-machinegun-tripod-what-a-freaking-stud.html

    …’I had so many of them around me that I thought I was definitely going to die so I thought I’d kill as many of them as I could before they killed me.

    …Then he seized the metal tripod of his machine gun and threw it at the approaching Taliban militant, shouting in Nepali ‘Marchu talai’ (‘I will kill you’) and knocking him down.

    You can have the world’s ugliest t-shirt. I don’t care. I’ve got Gurkhas.

    If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha.

    Steve57 (334088)

  9. …Before assaulting, the enemy hurled innumerable grenades at the position from close range. One grenade fell on the lip of Rifleman Lachhiman Gurung’s trench; he at once grasped it and hurled it back at the enemy. Almost immediately another grenade fell directly inside the trench. Again this Rifleman snatched it up and threw it back. A third grenade then fell just in front of the trench. He attempted to throw it back, but it exploded in his hand, blowing off his fingers, shattering his right arm and severely wounding him in the face, body and right leg. His two comrades were also badly wounded and lay helpless in the bottom of the trench.

    The enemy, screaming and shouting, now formed up shoulder to shoulder and attempted to rush the position by sheer weight of numbers. Rifleman Lachhiman Gurung, regardless of his wounds, fired and loaded his rifle with his left hand, maintaining a continuous and steady rate of fire. Wave after wave of fanatical attacks were thrown in by the enemy and all were repulsed with heavy casualties.

    For four hours after being severely wounded Rifleman Lachhiman Gurung remained alone at his post, waiting with perfect calm for each attack, which he met with fire at point-blank range from his rifle, determined not to give one inch of ground. Of the 87 enemy dead counted in the immediate vicinity of the Company locality, 31 lay in front of this Rifleman’s section, the key to the whole position. Had the enemy succeeded in over-running and occupying Rifleman Lachhiman Gurung’s trench, the whole of the reverse slope position would have been completely dominated and turned.

    Read more: http://victoriacross.proboards.com/thread/1824#ixzz35UQv66Js

    When he was finally relieved the only thing he complained about was the flies bothering his stump.

    If these guys start converting, I’ll worry.

    Steve57 (334088)

  10. It’s legal to promote such groups here too, and to sell such merchandise, so long as one keeps the proceeds for oneself. Only giving these groups money (or other tangible assistance) is illegal; publicity doesn’t count.

    Milhouse (b95258)

  11. Deport republicans not the children! This is assuming anyone would have you worthless racists!

    deport (945409)

  12. Gee, #945409 (why do I think that a number best describes you?), the Republicans are US citizens, the children are not – so what legal justification do you have for their deportation?

    askeptic (8ecc78)

  13. @12 republicans are not human beings but evil space aliens(inner space) the children are human beings.

    deport (945409)

  14. #945409, I assume the site ate your <parody> tags. To produce a fake HTML tag you have to use &lt; for the <

    Milhouse (b95258)

  15. That’s Qatar.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  16. RIP Fouad Ajami (writer in the Wall Street Journal)

    Age 68 of cancer

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)


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