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  • Petraeus condemns Quran burning as protests rage on

    04/03/2011 3:20:59 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 487 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | 4/3/2011 | cnn
    Top U.S. officials in Afghanistan on Sunday condemned the burning of a Quran in the United States that sparked three days of protests in which more than 20 people died. Burning the Muslim holy book "was hateful, it was intolerant and it was extremely disrespectful and again, we condemn it in the strongest manner possible," said Gen. David Petraeus, who heads the U.S.-led international forces in Afghanistan. U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry said in a statement that Americans respect the Quran "and all religious texts and deplore any action that shows disrespect to any religious faith." "At the same time, I...
  • Swedish church: don't christen asylum seekers

    04/03/2011 3:15:42 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 17 replies ^ | 04/03/2011 | TT/The Local/gs
    The Church of Sweden has advised pastors to avoid christening asylum seekers that have converted to Christianity due to the risk of reprisals in the case of repatriation, reported news agency TT. One of the reasons for the recommendation is because it can cause danger and increase risks if a person who has converted to Christianity is later sent back to their home country. Another reason is that the motive for the christening can be questioned by some who suggest that asylum seekers convert to Christianity to increase their chances of staying in Sweden. The issue is being addressed in...
  • Court: Jailers erred in removal of Muslim's scarf

    03/15/2011 1:02:59 PM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies · 1+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO—A federal appeals court says Southern California jailers violated the religious freedom of a Muslim woman who was ordered to take off her headscarf in a courthouse holding cell. An 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously reinstated a civil rights lawsuit Tuesday filed by Souhair Khatib in 2007 . . .
  • While the White House slept: Once again, our government was caught off guard by the Middle East

    03/06/2011 8:54:20 AM PST · by Christus_Rex · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 6th 2011 | John Bolton
    As Libya's bloody conflict rages on, important lessons for U.S. foreign policy are emerging from the past month's Middle East turmoil. Starting with Tunisia, the Obama administration has seemed repeatedly surprised by anti-regime demonstrations, unsure of the stakes for America and its allies and unprepared conceptually and operationally to deal with the consequences. In Egypt, there was contradictory, unhelpful White House rhetoric when silence would have been prudent - and in Libya, silence when strong American words (and actions) were amply warranted. The truth is, while regional turmoil ignited nearly simultaneously in several countries, the causes of the uprisings require...
  • Obama: Unrest a positive for Israel

    03/05/2011 10:20:26 AM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 03/04/11 | ABBY PHILLIP
    His remarks, made to a group that included influential Jewish donors, reveal how the president sees populist uprising in the Arab world affecting U.S. national security and that of allies in the region. In his remarks to the donors, Obama described a White House meeting with the leaders of Jewish American organizations held earlier in the week, noting that he encouraged the attendees “not to be afraid” of the changes the world is observing. “I told them we have to be sober, we can’t be naive about the changes that are taking place in the Middle East. Our commitment to...
  • Outrage or Farce: NBC News Names Ground Zero Mosque Developer “Person of the Year”

    11/24/2010 8:05:21 AM PST · by WebFocus · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/24/2010 | Bryan Preston
    Of all the people in all the world, NBC chooses to honor the provocateur behind one of the most controversial projects in America. On Thanksgiving. This morning I spent a few minutes on the Pat Campbell Show in Tulsa, discussing the outrageous decision by the Park51 group — the group that’s developing the Ground Zero Mosque — to apply for $5 million in taxpayer funds to continue development of that monument. That has certainly reignited the debate over the mosque project itself, which is a $100 million effort that so far has a whopping $20,000 banked. Well, guess what? Park51...
  • Unreal: NBC Names Ground Zero Mosque Developer “Person of the Year”… (Projectile vomiting alert)

    11/23/2010 11:27:36 AM PST · by La Lydia · 35 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | November 23, 2010
    The MSM continues to fawn over this outrage at Ground Zero to show us common folk how “progressive” they are…Via Pundit Press:NBC and its affiliates have been trounced in ratings over the last several years. With stations like MSNBC under their belt and liberals such as Matt Lauer and Keith Olbermann hosting programs, NBC is clearly disconnected with the average American. Another clear sign of their mismanagement: naming Sharif El-Gamal, developer of the Ground Zero Mosque, one of their “People of the Year.” In an interview set to air on Thanksgiving Day, Matt Lauer sat down with El-Gamal and discussed...
  • Disney OKs Muslim intern to wear scarf

    09/27/2010 2:18:29 PM PDT · by South40 · 69 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 27th, 2010 | Eric Carpenter
    ANAHEIM — Disneyland officials have reached an agreement with a Muslim college intern allowing her to wear a head covering while on the job, Muslim community leaders and Disney officials said Monday. Officials with the Council on American-Islamic Relations say the scarf acts as an Islamic head covering, called a hijab, in accordance with her Muslim religion. Disney officials don’t call it a hijab — just a head scarf to accommodate an employees needs. The woman, who was not identified by name, is the second Disney employee in recent weeks to complain that Disney did not allow her to wear...
  • Will Obama Enforce Shariah Blasphemy Laws?

    09/12/2010 10:02:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies ^ | Sep. 12, 2010 | Frank Gaffney
    At his White House press conference Friday, President Obama once again endorsed the placement of a triumphalist mosque in immediate proximity to Ground Zero, declaring it the “inalienable right” of the increasingly transparently immoderate imam determined to build it there. Troubling as this evidence is of Mr. Obama’s submission to shariah – the supremacist political-military-legal code of places like Saudi Arabia and Iran that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf says he wants to bring to America, even more worrisome is something else he at least implied: He was prepared as “Commander-in-Chief” to prevent the burning of Qurans by a pastor in...
  • Barack Obama seeks peace with Islam on anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks

    09/11/2010 3:03:12 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 33 replies ^ | 11 Sep 2010 | Robert Mendick
    The US president said at a memorial service at the Pentagon, where 184 people were killed: "As Americans, we will not and never will be at war with Islam. It was not a religion that attacked us that September day. It was Al-Qaeda, a sorry band of men which perverts religion."
  • Obama Will Be No Show 9/11 At Ground Zero : For Second Year Obama Disses 9/11 Ceremony.

    09/11/2010 2:08:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Speak Now America ^ | 9/10/2010 | JTD
    Socialist Barack Hussein Obama will again not go to 9/11 ceremonies at Ground Zero. Obama was too busy to attend last year also. Obama can play golf, have parties, and campaign across America. What Obama won’t do is be an American. What beliefs does he have that he refuses to accept the Muslims destroyed buildings and killed approximately 3,000 Americans? For the first time in America’s history we have a president who cares nothing about America.
  • Dueling demonstrations begin after 9/11 memorial

    09/11/2010 12:49:27 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Drudge Report....Yahoo ^ | Sept 11, 2010 | VERENA DOBNIK and BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writers Verena Dobnik And Beth Fouhy, Associated Pres
    ISLAM CASTS SHADOW OVER 9/11 ****************************************************** NEW YORK – Hundreds of family members of Sept. 11 victims recited loved ones' names through tears on the ninth anniversary of the attacks Saturday, avoiding direct mention of the political furor over plans for a mosque that later drew thousands of protesters on both sides.After the ceremony, around 1,000 activists rallied about five blocks from the site of the 2001 attacks to support the proposed Islamic community center. Several hundred others rallied nearby, chanting "USA, USA" and "No mosque here."Speaking at the Pentagon, President Barack Obama alluded to the controversy over the mosque...
  • American Traitor Uses 9/11 Speech To Push Ground Zero Mosque!

    09/11/2010 6:59:08 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 48 replies · 1+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | September 11, 2010 | Gargantua
    I just watched our "president" give his 9/11 address, and I was amazed. I have seen this man twist and distort and outright lie for five years now. I am still stunned at what I just heard. As tone-deaf and arrogant as we have come to know this empty-suit to be, he just set a new low for even himself. The thrust of his entire 9/11 address was a very thinly-veiled scolding for those who oppose the Ground Zero Mosque. The man is a shameless pig who routinely defiles the office he feigns to hold. I am going to be...
  • (Imam) Obama asks for end to anti-Muslim sentiment (When the Muslims quit blowing people up!)

    09/10/2010 3:11:34 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/10/2010 | Michael Muskal
    The president calls for a renewal of religious tolerance and a cooling of tempers as he attempts to defuse the furor over plans to build an Islamic prayer center and mosque in New York and threats to burn copies of the Koran. As a candidate, Barack Obama passionately defended the importance of religion in his life and in the nation's politics. As president, Obama on Friday called for a renewal of religious tolerance and a cooling of tempers against Muslims as he tried to defuse the furor over plans to build an Islamic prayer center and mosque in New York...
  • Truce Is Reached in Quran Drama

    09/09/2010 5:54:29 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 46 replies · 2+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-09-10 | JONATHAN WEISMAN, SHIRA OVIDE And TAMER EL-GHOBASHY
    A Florida pastor backed away from plans to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11 after U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates phoned him, capping several surreal days of drama in which his plans ricocheted around the world, sowing anger among Muslims and concern at the Pentagon. Mr. Gates's phone call, in which he warned Rev. Terry Jones that the planned event could imperil U.S. troops, came hours after President Barack Obama slammed Mr. Jones's plan as a "stunt" and "a recruitment bonanza for al Qaeda." "Secretary Gates reached out to Pastor Jones this afternoon," a Pentagon official said....
  • Fox News says it will not cover burning of Quran

    09/09/2010 12:48:50 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 115 replies
    In a bold move that is likely to be much discussed in coming days, Fox News said today that it will not cover the burning of the Quran on Saturday if Pastor Terry Jones follows through on his plan to burn copies of Islam's sacred book. The proposed book burning by the Florida minister and his congregation has become a topic of heated conversation and coverage with everyone from President Barack Obama to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and two generals weighing in.
  • Obama weighs in on Koran issue

    09/09/2010 7:07:26 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 09/09/2010
    Obama comments as Christian leaders make pleas urging pastor to stop Koran burning event. Florida - Pastor - United States - Terry Jones - President
  • Obama implores minister to call off Quran burning

    09/09/2010 6:54:18 AM PDT · by Gennie · 213 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | September 9, 2010 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is exhorting a Florida minister to "listen to those better angels" and call off his plan to engage in a Quran-burning protest this weekend. Obama told ABC's "Good Morning America" in an interview aired Thursday that he hopes the Rev. Terry Jones of Florida listens to the pleas of people who have asked him to call off the plan. The president called it a "stunt."
  • Obama Implores Minister to Call Off Quran Burning

    09/09/2010 5:57:30 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 24 replies
    Funny how he never implored anyone to build that ground zero mosque.
  • Obama Urges Fla. Pastor to Call Off Plan to Burn Korans on Sept. 11 (Bows to al Qaeda)

    09/09/2010 6:00:25 AM PDT · by kristinn · 112 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, September 9, 2010 | William Branigan and Michelle Boorstein
    President Obama urged a Florida pastor Thursday to call off a plan to burn copies of the Koran on Sept. 11, warning that such a "stunt" would amount to a "recruitment bonanza for al-Qaeda" and would endanger Americans. Obama added his voice to a chorus of criticism of the proposed Koran-burning in an interview broadcast Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America" program. He urged Terry Jones, pastor of a small evangelical church in Gainesville, Fla., to listen to his "better angels" and cancel his plan to burn copies of the Muslim holy book on the ninth anniversary of the Sept....
  • Muslim Non-Assimilation

    09/05/2010 7:35:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    human events ^ | 9/5/10 | James Zumwalt
    The small town of Richmond, Maine, offers a key to understanding why we need be concerned, not only about building a mosque at Ground Zero in New York City, but anywhere. Richmond’s history goes back to the mid-1600s. During World War II, it became the epicenter of the largest Russian-speaking settlement in the U.S (Snip) During a visit to Cologne, Germany, in 2008, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to a group of 20,000 Turks living in Europe. He told them, “I understand very well that you are against assimilation. One cannot expect you to assimilate. Assimilation is a
  • Coming August 31: ‘Direct Access’ Stimulus Grants for the Muslim Brotherhood

    08/30/2010 8:17:32 AM PDT · by 4buttons · 9 replies · 1+ views ^ | 29 August, '10 | Christine Brim
    Think of it as ACORN reborn, with a slice of Jihad on the side. On August 31, this coming Tuesday, the Muslim Brotherhood-associated “Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations” (CCMO) will bring 25-30 Muslim leaders of 20 national Muslim groups to attend a special workshop presented by the White House and U.S. Government agencies (Agriculture, Education, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services etc.) to provide the groups “funding, government assistance and resources.” The workshop will apparently provide special access for these Muslim Brotherhood organizations: the organizers pledge to provide “direct access” and “cut through red tape.” Government and Muslim groups will...
  • Simple Vanity: Boycott NYC until the mosque is no longer being built. ground breaking 9/11/11

    08/06/2010 12:43:15 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 64 replies · 1+ views
    8/6/2010 | STOCKPIRATE
    Let's just stop buying stuff from NY and visiting NYC. Rush said yesterday the ground breaking for this mosque is 9/11/2011.
  • PLO Flag to Fly in Washington D.C.

    07/23/2010 10:34:31 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 69 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 07/23/10 | INN Staff
    The United States State Department has announced to the Palestinian Authority/Palestinian Liberation Organization Mission representative in the United States that its status will be upgraded from a 'bureau' to that of a "general delegation' and that this change will allow the office in which the representation is situated to fly the PLO, now also the Palestine Authority, flag at its entrance. The upgrading, besides allowing the flag to be flown, also grants certan privileges to the delegation staff, such as diplomatic immunity, although it is not equal to embassy status. The PLO's chief representative in the United States, Maen Areikat,...
  • U.S. upgrades status of Palestinian mission in Washington

    07/22/2010 12:05:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    haaretz ^ | 7/22/10 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    Though still short of full diplomatic recognition, move raises representation to level of PLO missions in many European countries and Canada. The United States State Department has upgraded the Palestinian Liberation Organization's mission in Washington, the PLO's U.S. representative said on Thursday. The upgrade, which will give the PLO Mission to the U.S. the status of 'Delegation General', became effective beginning July 20, 2010. Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat, the PLO's representative to the United States, said that the decision was preceded by several consultations made over the past year between the PLO Mission and the Obama administration.
  • Obama adviser: U.S. 'ideal place for renewal of Islam'

    07/20/2010 7:05:33 PM PDT · by Man50D · 20 replies ^ | July 20, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    A religion adviser to President Obama has close ties to the imam who wants to build a 13-story Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero. The two have been documented together discussing America as "the ideal place for a renewal of Islam," WND has learned. In February, Obama named a Chicago Muslim, Eboo Patel, to his Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Patel is the founder and executive director of Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core, which says it promotes pluralism by teaming people of different faiths on service projects. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the controversial Muslim leader behind the plan to...
  • No student tests on two Muslim holidays

    07/18/2010 6:46:22 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Capital (Annapolis) ^ | July 18, 2010 | Elisabeth Hullette
    No tests will be scheduled in the county's public schools on two Muslim holidays this year: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Local Muslim leaders have been requesting the change for two years, arguing that students who practice Islam and are granted excused absences on those days shouldn't have to miss exams. School officials finally complied in the calendar for next year, acknowledging that it makes sense in light of the growing number of Muslim students. "We don't collect information on religions, but we do know, obviously, that the Muslim religion is growing in the western part of the county," said...
  • Ground Zero: An Islamic Victory?

    07/17/2010 5:07:23 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 30 replies ^ | July 17, 2010 | Kathy Barkulis
    What do Muslims do when they conquer their enemies? They build a mosque at the site of their destruction. It is the ultimate symbol of their victory, and now they are planning to do it in New York.
  • Congressman: WH directive to NASA confirmed

    07/14/2010 9:33:01 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July 14, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    Yesterday, after a week of uproar over NASA administrator Charles Bolden’s interview on Al-Jazeera, the White House denied that Bolden had been given objectives for outreach to Muslim countries for self-esteem projects that ignored actual space objectives. That came as news to Rep. Pete Olson, the ranking Republican on the committee that oversees NASA. A month ago, Bolden informed Olson of his new mission, and Olson accused the Obama administration of lying about it to escape criticism: