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  • The hajj WILL go ahead: Religious leaders confirm Islam's mass pilgrimage to Mecca goes ahead

    09/12/2015 7:54:37 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 21 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 12, 2015 | Imogen Calderwood and Jack Crone for MailOnline
    The hajj WILL go ahead: Religious leaders confirm Islam's mass pilgrimage to Mecca goes ahead this month despite the crane disaster killing 107 there yesterday Saudi official announced today that the hajj will go ahead in Mecca despite the horror of yesterday's crane collapse An investigation has been launched in the disaster as critics claim authorities were negligent in allowing the cranes Authorities issued extreme weather warnings and earlier photos capture mosque being struck by lightning ceiling Crane is part of massive project to increase the area of the mosque to accommodate 2.2million people at once A Saudi official has...
  • Saudi Arabia Offers to Build 200 Mosques for Syrians in Germany

    Why will the Saudis build 200 mosques for these "refugees", yet won't take a single one in? Saudi Arabia, which doesn't permit the construction of churches but finances a mosque construction spree in the land of the infidel, will not be taking in Syrian refugees. Even though they are fellow Muslims. It will however offer to build 200 mosques in Germany for their use. ... Saudi mosques have played a key role in the rise of Islamic terrorism in the West. Just think of the explosive wonders that something short of a million migrants and all the mosques they can...
  • NH scrambles to assist more than 1K supermarket workers after Stop & Shop, Shaws close 6 stores ea

    08/07/2013 3:48:33 PM PDT · by matt04 · 70 replies
    New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has directed the state's Rapid Response Team to provide assistance to over 1,1100 workers losing their jobs with the closing of six Stop & Shop supermarket stores and six Shaw's stores last week. The team, led by the Department of Resources and Economic Development, coordinates with companies and will hold in-person sessions to connect affected workers with services and job opportunities. "New Hampshire is an all-hands-on-deck state, we pull together and pitch in to help those in need, and I will work to ensure that state government does its part," Hassan said in a statement...
  • Defense Department Says Giving Purple Heart To Fort Hood Survivors Would Hurt Hasan trial

    03/29/2013 10:38:36 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 29 replies ^ | March 30, 2013 | Pamela Browne, Catherine Herridge
    <p>Legislation that would award the injured from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting the Purple Heart would adversely affect the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan by labeling the attack terrorism, according to a Defense Department document obtained by Fox News.</p> <p>The document comes following calls from survivors and their families for the military honor, because they say Fort Hood was turned into a battlefield when Hasan opened fire during the November 2009 attack. Fox News is told that the DOD “position paper” is being circulated specifically in response to the proposed legislation.</p>
  • Man Suspected in Pentagon Terror Scare Identified

    06/17/2011 10:16:26 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Sources told ABC News a backpack in Melaku's possession contained a package labeled ammonium nitrate as well as spent firearm ammunition. Ammonium nitrate, a common fertilizer, can be used in explosives. The FBI later said despite the label, the backpack presented no immediate threat. A search of Melaku's nearby car also found no potential devices. Law enforcement sources said Melaku does not appear to have known ties to any terror organization. In addition to his arrest today, Melaku already faces pending charges in Loudoun County, Virginia, for a rash of vehicle break-ins, police said.
  • Missionary recounts story of captivity by Muslim extremists in Philippines

    02/27/2010 10:31:34 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies · 765+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | February 27, 2010 | Greg Garrison
    Held hostage for 376 days by the Islamic terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines, Gracia Burnham doesn't seem to tire of recounting the time she and her husband spent in the jungle with their kidnappers. It was the last year of her husband's life. Burnham conducted a three-day lecture series this week at Southeastern Bible College, discussing mission work, terrorism and her personal experiences. "I've been surprised our story keeps enduring," She wrote a best-selling book about her experiences, called "In the Presence of My Enemies," after she was rescued on June 7, 2002. Both she and her husband,...
  • Jihad in Frankfurt-The war that shall not be named claims two more victims

    03/03/2011 5:27:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 3-3-11 | Robert Spencer
    Like so many jihad plots and actual jihad attacks and attempted attacks these days, the jihad murder of two U.S. airmen and the wounding of two others outside the Frankfurt Airport in Germany Wednesday was initially dismissed as having nothing to do with terrorism. According to the German news agency DAPD, Boris Rhein, the interior minister for the German state of Hesse hurried to the airport and almost immediately declared that there were no indications that the shootings had been a terror attack. One wonders what actually would constitute a terrorist attack for such analysts. Would the murderer have to...
  • Two U.S. Airmen Killed in Shooting at Germany's Frankfurt Airport

    03/02/2011 12:01:15 PM PST · by Mozilla · 73 replies
    foxnews ^ | 3-2-11 | Associated Press
    The attack came as the bus sat outside Terminal 2 at the airport, according to Frankfurt police spokesman Manfred Fuellhardt. The bus driver and a passenger were killed, and one person suffered serious wounds and another light injuries, he said. A source tells Fox News that the shooter yelled "Allah Akbar" when opening fire on the U.S. military personnel. He then dropped his gun at the scene, ran into the terminal and was subdued. U.S. Air Force Europe spokeswoman Maj. Beverly Mock said all four victims were airmen. They were all based at the Lakenheath military base in Britain. A...
  • The Meaning Of 'Allah Akbar!'

    01/06/2011 6:35:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 5, 2011 | Staff
    Political Correctness: "Allah Akbar!" cheered Egyptian Muslims while trampling the remains of dozens of Christians eviscerated in last Friday's suicide bombing. Yet we're assured that the phrase has nothing to do with Islam. Video taken at the gruesome scene outside a church in Alexandria, Egypt, clearly shows local rubberneckers whooping it up as they shout "Allah Akbar!" — Arabic for "Allah is greatest!" We heard the same celebratory chant from Palestinians and other Muslims around the world as the Twin Towers burned. The list of Islamic terrorists heard shouting the phrase before launching attacks is long. The 9/11 hijackers themselves...
  • Passenger's chants delay aircraft take-off ( another UK Muslim )

    12/22/2010 1:42:52 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Indo-Asian News Service, ^ | December 22, 2010
    An Air Malta flight from London Heathrow was forced to return to the terminal after a passenger started praying and chanting in the aisle just before take-off. The man got to his knees on Tuesday and started chanting in Arabic and ignored instructions by cabin crew to return to his seat...Passengers panicked when they heard the man chanting, and he had to be restrained by passengers and crew...
  • Blasts rock Swedish capital

    12/11/2010 3:21:02 PM PST · by quesney · 113 replies · 2+ views
    At least one person, reportedly a suicide bomber, was killed when two blasts went off Saturday in a busy shopping district in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. One of the blasts was thought to be related to a car bomb, in which two people were injured. Swedish media also reported that a suicide bomber blew himself up about 200 metres from the car. The man apparently had canisters on him and shouted in Arabic before the blast. Swedish media were also reportedly sent a threatening email before the blast, criticizing the role of Swedish soldiers in Afghanistan and urging Muslims...
  • Obama Administration Denies Request for Fort Hood Report That Could Aid Suspect

    11/19/2010 11:37:32 AM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Nov 19 2010 | Catherine Herridge
    EXCLUSIVE: A key intelligence report that could aid accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan's defense is being withheld by the Obama administration, according to a letter obtained by Fox News as part of its ongoing investigation of a radical American cleric.
  • Abdullah Farooq Makes Senator Kerry "Allahu-Akbar" Twice (Dhimmitude in MA)

    10/27/2010 2:14:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 28 replies
    New English Review/The Iconoclast ^ | 10/27/2010 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    Today, at a groundbreaking ceremony for subsidized housing to be run by Central Boston Elder Services, a non-profit organization funded mainly by state and Federal money, the proceedings were brought to a close by Abdullah Farooq, the louche imam of the louche Boston Mosque, the history of which includes such piquant details as the sale of city land, arranged by a Muslim member of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, at far below market prices, and the subsequent travels -- with city funds, apparently -- of that same BRA member to Saudi Arabia, to raise more money. He delivered a Muslim prayer,...
  • Soldier says ordered to delete Fort Hood videos

    10/15/2010 9:35:23 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 110 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 10-15-2010
    FORT HOOD, Texas – A soldier who recorded the terror of last year's deadly shooting rampage in Fort Hood using his cell phone was ordered by an officer to delete both videos, a military court heard Friday. Under cross examination, Pfc. Lance Aviles told an Article 32 hearing that his noncommissioned officer ordered him to destroy the two videos on Nov. 5, the same day that a gunman unleashed a volley of bullets inside a processing center at the Texas Army post. The footage could have been vital evidence at the military hearing to decide if Maj. Nidal Hasan should...
  • Nidal Hasan Should be Prosecuted for Killing Unborn Child in Fort Hood Massacre

    10/13/2010 9:44:29 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10-13-10 | Dennis Burke
    Yesterday, the U.S. Army convened an Article 32 hearing – the military’s version of a preliminary hearing – to investigate charges made against Major Nidal Hasan and stemming from the November 5, 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas. Hasan currently faces one charge and 13 specifications of premeditated murder in violation of Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and one charge and 32 specifications of attempted murder in violation of Article 80 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Colonel James Pohl, an experienced Army judge advocate who, in January 2009, was appointed as the Chief...
  • A Note to the President (Good luck with this)

    08/30/2010 9:32:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Weekly ^ | August 30, 2010 | William Kristol
    Mr. President, When you speak to the troops tomorrow at Fort Bliss, and to the nation tomorrow night from the Oval Office, you speak, of course, as the president. As our president. You won't be speaking—not in these settings—as a once (and perhaps future) candidate for president. Nor as the leader of the Democratic Party. Nor as a critic of your predecessor's foreign policy. You are all of those things, of course—but it is not in those capacities that you speak to the troops at Fort Bliss, and to the nation from the Oval Office. So my sincere hope—and it...
  • Fort Hood massacre hearing off until October (Nadil Hasan trial)

    06/02/2010 1:41:52 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 9 replies · 286+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 1, 2010, 9:09PM | SIG CHRISTENSON
    Defense attorneys for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood psychiatrist charged in a deadly shooting spree here last fall, won a four-month delay Tuesday in a hearing that could lead to his court-martial. Army Col. James Pohl ruled in favor of the defense, which said it had not received the documents it needed. Witnesses will be called starting Oct. 4. “We got what we wanted,” retired Army Col. John P. Galligan, lead attorney for Hasan, said after the session. Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the Nov. 5...
  • 1st court appearance for Ft. Hood shooting suspect

    06/01/2010 7:33:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies · 606+ views
    AP ^ | 6/1/2010 | ANGELA K. BROWN
    FORT HOOD, Texas — The Army psychiatrist accused of opening fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 and wounding dozens more, was to make his first military courtroom appearance Tuesday as his attorney seeks to delay the case.Neither Maj. Nidal Hasan nor any witnesses were expected to speak during the hearing, at which military prosecutors and defense attorneys planned to discuss case preparations and other basic matters.Defense attorney John Galligan said he would seek to delay Hasan's Article 32 hearing, which is similar to a civilian grand jury proceeding in which a judge hears witness testimony to determine whether the...
  • Should the Ft. Hood Shooting Victims Receive the Purple Heart?

    05/19/2010 7:04:39 AM PDT · by laotzu · 70 replies · 979+ views
    WOAI ^ | 5/19/10 | Jim Forsyth
    A major question is swirling around the 13 US service personnel who were killed, and the 30 who were wounded in the Ft. Hood shooting in November. Central Texas Congressman John Carter (R-Tx), who represents Ft. Hood and Killeen, is introducing a measure in Congress to award the 43 victims of the shooting by Maj. Nadal Hasan the Purple Heart, and the benefits which come from being awarded the decoration. “All these things are already given to soldiers who are killed or injured in combat,” Carter said, “And I think they should be extended to those soldiers who were killed...
  • The Global War on ... Well, Something

    05/05/2010 8:03:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 301+ views ^ | May 5, 2010 | David Harsanyi
    Even as investigators were hunting for the perpetrator of the botched "man-caused disaster" in Times Square, our cool homeland security secretary, Janet Napolitano, was reassuring a frazzled nation that the failed bombing appeared to be an isolated incident -- a "one-off" -- and avoided the notion of (much less the word) "terrorism." Thankfully, law enforcement agencies refrain from leaping to conclusions before they have all the facts. Not Janet. And citizens should not infer anything based on a litany of historical and anecdotal evidence, even after the fact, lest some group feel demonized. "If I had to guess 25 cents,...
  • Times Square bombing suspect's life had unraveled (AP blames Bush for terrorism act)

    05/05/2010 6:58:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies · 1,459+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2010 | John Christoffersen
    Not long ago, Faisal Shahzad had a pretty enviable life: He became an American citizen after emigrating from Pakistan, where he came from a wealthy family. He earned an MBA. He had a well-educated wife and two kids and owned a house in a middle-class Connecticut suburb. In the past couple of years, though, his life seemed to unravel: He left a job at a global marketing firm he'd held for three years, lost his home to foreclosure and moved into an apartment in an impoverished neighborhood in Bridgeport. And last weekend, authorities say, he drove an SUV loaded with...
  • Fort Hood Gunman Booked In Bell County Jail (Hasan)

    04/09/2010 8:06:37 AM PDT · by evets · 17 replies · 690+ views
    KWTX ^ | April 09, 2010 | Micah T. Williams
    After a week of anticipation, suspected Fort Hood gunman, Army Maj. Nidal M. Hasan is officially a resident of the Bell County Jail. Defense attorney John Galligan told News 10 that Hasan arrived at the Bell County Jail around 4 a.m. Friday. "His unit, the 21st Combat Aviation Brigade, provided the air assets to move Hasan to his pretrial confinement facility," Fort Hood officials said in a press release Friday morning. Galligan says Hasan's brother saw him in San Antonio at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and was given no notice that Hasan was going to be moved. Galligan did not know...
  • (Muslim) Students want ‘Our Lord' phrase off Trinity diplomas

    03/29/2010 7:52:09 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 100 replies · 1,986+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 03/29/2010 | By Melissa Ludwig - Express-News
    A group of students at Trinity University is lobbying trustees to drop a reference to “Our Lord” on their diplomas, arguing it does not respect the diversity of religions on campus. “A diploma is a very personal item, and people want to proudly display it in their offices and homes,” said Sidra Qureshi, president of Trinity Diversity Connection. “By having the phrase ‘In the Year of Our Lord,' it is directly referencing Jesus Christ, and not everyone believes in Jesus Christ.” Qureshi, who is Muslim, has led the charge to tweak the wording, winning support from student government and a...

    03/26/2010 3:20:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 39 replies · 1,081+ views
    MIDDLE EAST ONLINE ^ | March 25, 2010 | n/a
    "UN RIGHTS BODY PASSES ISLAMOPHOBIA RESOLUTION" "...Putting forward the resolution on behalf of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Pakistan's ambassador Zamir Akram said that the specific references to Islam, the only religion mentioned in the text..."
  • Official: Major Hasan Is Awake, Speaking to Medical Staff

    11/09/2009 8:04:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 329 replies · 10,376+ views
    FOX ^ | November 9, 2009
    Fox News can confirm that Fort Hood suspect Army Major Nidal Hasan is awake and speaking to medical staff at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.Hospital spokesperson Maria Gallegos says he's in critical but stable condition. A U.S. Army spokesman says Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspected Fort Hood gunman, is in critical but stable condition three days after he allegedly opened fire on the military base that killed 13 and left 29 wounded. Hasan, 39, was shot during an exchange of gunfire during Thursday's attack. The military moved him on Friday to Brooke Medical Center, where he...
  • Manager: Muslim sticker removed from suspect's car

    11/06/2009 10:50:06 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 145 replies · 3,601+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 6, 2009
    KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - An apartment complex manager says the man accused of opening fire at Fort Hood, Texas recently had a religious bumper sticker torn off his car. The manager, John Thompson, says a fellow soldier allegedly keyed Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's car and ripped up the bumper sticker. Thompson says the soldier had been to Iraq and was upset to learn Hasan was Muslim. Thompson, who manages the Killeen, Texas complex where Hasan lives, says the bumper sticker read: "Allah is Love." In Arabic, Allah means God.
  • Update:13 Soldiers Killed 31 Wounded Fort Hood Shooting [Muslim terrorist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan]

    11/05/2009 12:18:55 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 2,869 replies · 134,525+ views
    ABC ^ | 05 NOV 09
  • Local soldier: Fort Hood shooting ‘a bloody mess’

    11/05/2009 4:42:05 PM PST · by danielmryan · 31 replies · 1,490+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | November 5, 2009 | T.J. Aulds
    SANTA FE — The parents of a Fort Hood soldier were relieved the first word they got about the mass killings at the U.S. Army base near Killeen was their son was OK. Were it not for a mended broken foot, however, Pvt. James Hunt, who grew up in Santa Fe, might have been in the line of fire, his father said. A soldier opened fire at Fort Hood on Thursday, unleashing a stream of gunfire that left 12 [now 13] people dead and 31 [now 30 - R.I.P] wounded. Authorities killed the gunman and apprehended two other soldiers suspected...
  • Public Broadcaster's Childrens Choir Sings "Allah Akbar"

    10/29/2009 5:16:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 1,157+ views
    Kinderen voor Kinderen (Children for Children), the children's choir of public broadcaster VARA, has composed a song in which Islam is praised... In the song, 'Allah Akbar' is chorused 27 times. "The Dutch are in this way humiliated," declares PVV MP Martin Bosma. "The multi-culturalists have no shame any more. The multicultural faith is at death's door in society, but on subsidised public television, it is still alive and kicking." On Tuesday evening, the choir sung its 2009 CD on TV, among which was the Islam song. According to Bosma, the slogan 'Allah Akbar,' which forms the refrain, is "a...
  • Iraqi parliament okays post-Saddam flag

    01/24/2008 6:57:44 AM PST · by Allegra · 9 replies · 138+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | Janaury 22, 2008 | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA
    BAGHDAD January 22, 2008 at 9:33 AM EST Associated Press — Iraq's parliament has passed a law to change the country's Saddam Hussein-era flag. The decision meets the demands of Iraq's Kurdish minority, who suffered greatly under Saddam and threatened not to fly the banner during a pan-Arab meeting in the Kurdish-run north next month. The measure, which expires in a year, was approved by show of hands, with 110 of 165 legislators present voting in favour. Among other things, it will remove the flag's three stars, said to be representative of Saddam's Baath party. The words “Allahu Akbar,” or...
  • US Congressman claims "Allahu Akbar" on SLC Shooting Tape.

    02/22/2007 6:52:57 AM PST · by NraFreedom · 85 replies · 2,553+ views
    02/22/2007 | Self
    KSL television (NBC Utah) took Congressman Chris Cannon (R) from Utah's third district to task for spreading the "rumor" that Allahu Akbar was shouted by the Trolley Square Shooter before his death. There are a number of Freepers who have looked into this issue and have strong indications that this Islamic war cry is on the video tape recorded by Mr. Danise who found himself inside Trolley Square the night of this horrible terrorist attack. This Freeper (author) has contacted the Doug Wright Show (the talk show where Mr Cannon made his claim) at KSL and informed the show that...
  • Father of Shooter Believes Someone Told His Son to Kill People

    02/17/2007 7:29:21 PM PST · by Islander7 · 99 replies · 2,137+ views
    KLS.COM ^ | Feb 17, 2007 | Andrew Adams
    The father of Trolley Square shooter Sulejmen Talovic apologizes over and over for the ordeal. Suljo Talovic says no one who knew his son saw this coming, and he believes someone pushed him to do it. Suljo Talovic doesn't know where his son got the guns or how he learned how to use them. Suljo Talovic, Father of Shooter: "Somebody got (the guns)…and maybe (they were) training him and tell(ing) him (to), ‘go shoot somebody.'" Question: So you think that somebody influenced him maybe to do this? Suljo Talovic: "Yeah. I think somebody." Talovic says the tragedy is taking a...
  • 6 minutes of horror

    02/14/2007 10:12:36 AM PST · by libstripper · 135 replies · 3,705+ views ^ | February 14, 2007 | Pat Reavy and Ben Winslow
    In just six minutes, 18-year-old Sulejman Talovic left a tragic path of destruction that forever changed the lives of dozens of people. "His intent was to shoot as many people as he possibly could," said Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank. Police released details Tuesday on Talovic's shooting rampage that left five people dead before off-duty Ogden police officer Ken Hammond and four Salt Lake City police officers killed him in "a shootout," Burbank said. Four other shooting victims are hospitalized. Talovic was armed with a shotgun, a .38-caliber handgun and "a backpack full of ammunition," Burbank said. Around...
  • Dramatic Home Video Shows Utah Mall Rampage (Video)

    02/15/2007 6:47:43 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 56 replies · 2,428+ views
    Jaron Dansie was inside a Salt Lake City shopping mall when 18-year old Sulejmen Talovic entered the building, pulled a gun and started shooting people at random. As he took shelter inside one of the shops on the first floor, Dansie pulled out his video camera. “What the… What the hell's going on?” Dansie can be heard saying on the video, in between a barrage of loud gunshots. Dansie, a wedding videographer, said that turning his video camera on was not the first thing on his mind. But his actions led to an intense visual record of the tragic events...
  • Terror At Trolley Square, SLC [Home Video with AUDIO OF SHOUTS OF "ALLAH AKBAR"]

    02/15/2007 3:26:47 PM PST · by drpix · 204 replies · 14,961+ views ^ | 2/14/07 |
    Video taken during attack at Salt Lake City mall picks up shouting of "Allah Akbar" 3 times.
  • (Muslims') Violence in France,takes turn toward planned attacks on police

    10/25/2006 11:42:06 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 26 replies · 886+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct, 22, 2006
    Violence in France,takes turn toward planned attacks on police Violence in France's tough housing projects takes turn toward planned attacks on police, In Britain, former Foreign Minister Jack Straw, now leader of the House of Commons, this month touched off a wide debate about the rights and obligations of Muslims by saying that he asks devout Muslim women to remove their veils when visiting his office. Prime Minister Tony Blair said Islam needs to modernize. In France, a high school teacher received death threats, forcing him into hiding, after he wrote a newspaper editorial in September saying Muslim fundamentalists are...
  • Halal Chicken McNuggets at Detroit McDonald's (well, it is about time!)

    08/12/2006 10:07:37 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 123 replies · 3,139+ views
    Islam ^ | July 17, 2006
    Halal Chicken McNuggets at Detroit McDonald's WASHINGTON, July 17 (IslamOnline & News Agencies) - McDonald's restaurants in the Detroit area have started to provide halal Chicken McNuggets for the growing population of Muslim customers there, an online American daily reported Tuesday. The large Arab Muslim population of the Dearborn area was initially seen as the impetus for the move, but store supervisor Maurene Smith, of Dearborn's Michigan Ave. McDonald's, said she gets Muslim customers from many different ethnic backgrounds and cultures, according to the article published on The Freep, the online version of the Detroit Free Press. Islamic rulings stipulate...
  • Indonesia (Tsunami) Death Toll Passes 500

    07/19/2006 3:35:53 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 574+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-19-2006
    Indonesia death toll passes 500 People are still desperately looking for loved ones The death toll in the Indonesian tsunami has risen to at least 520, fuelling questions over why no warning was given ahead of the disaster. Government officials said they received a warning that the island of Java was threatened by a tsunami following an underwater earthquake off the coast. But they said they were unable to pass on the warning to coastal areas. A fresh earthquake hit the island on Wednesday, but no injuries or major damage have been reported so far. The epicentre of the latest...
  • American Hostage Knew the Dangers in Iraq

    03/10/2006 9:53:57 PM PST · by SmithL · 22 replies · 949+ views
    AP ^ | 3/10/6 | DENA POTTER
    Richmond -- When Tom Fox didn't appear this week on a video of Christian activists taken hostage in Iraq, members of his Quaker congregation prepared themselves for the worst while praying for the best. Word spread through the Hopewell Centre Quaker meeting in Clear Brook on Friday night that Fox's body had been found earlier in the day. But members said they would not let their sadness overshadow the importance of what Fox was trying to accomplish. "We were very cognizant of the fact that there are a lot of people being killed over in Iraq every day, and not...
  • State Dept.: U.S. Hostage Tom Fox Killed

    03/10/2006 5:54:48 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 248 replies · 10,160+ views
    State Dept.: U.S. Hostage Tom Fox Killed 3 minutes ago An American who was among four Christian activists kidnapped last year in Iraq has been killed, a State Department spokesman said Friday.The FBI verified that a body found in Iraq Friday morning was that of Tom Fox, 54, of Clear Brook, Va., spokesman Noel Clay said. He said he had no information on the other three hostages.
  • Controversial teacher keeps job

    03/10/2006 7:42:57 PM PST · by randita · 45 replies · 1,194+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 3/10/06 | Jennifer Brown, Allison Sherry and Annette Espinoza
    Article Launched: 3/10/2006 01:43 PM Controversial teacher keeps job By A Cherry Creek social studies teacher will not lose his job, after a student went public with a tape recording of controversial comments the teacher had made in class. Superintendent Monte C. Moses said Jay Bennish will be reinstated to his job at Overland High School, and will be teaching on Monday. At a news conference this afternoon, Moses said Bennish doesn't deserve to be praised, nor does he deserve to be fired. "Jay Bennish has promise as a teacher, but his practice and deportment need growth and refinement,"...
  • Axe attack fells soldier

    03/05/2006 2:55:28 PM PST · by pyx · 99 replies · 2,648+ views
    Canadian Press - Toronto Sun ^ | Sun. Mar.05/2006 | By LES PERREAUX, THE CANADIAN PRESS
    Axe attack fells soldier Canucks sitting down with Afghan villagers for discussion when assailant hits lieutenant on the head by LES PERREAUX, THE CANADIAN PRESS KANDAHAR -- The attack on Lieut. Trevor Greene was more like the work of a madman, an axe-wielding attempt at murder rather than an act of war. Greene was chatting with dozens of elders near Gumbad yesterday when an Afghan villager pulled an axe with a 60-cm handle from inside his clothing. The villager, in his 20s, held the axe high over the Canadian soldier's head and yelled "Allah Akbar" -- God is Great --...
  • Muslim Nations Face AIDS Reality Check (Religion-of-Piece Alert!)

    06/30/2005 10:51:05 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 16 replies · 825+ views ^ | 6/29/2005 | Reuters
    An Aids crisis is threatening to overwhelm many predominantly Muslim countries but their leaders remain in a state of denial and are doing little to stem the deadly problem, a pioneering study says. In one of the most comprehensive reports on Aids covering the Muslim world, experts warned of serious repercussions if governments continued to sweep the problem under the carpet. A report released by the Seattle-based think tank, the National Bureau of Asian Research, says "if leaders continue to ignore the problem, Aids could debilitate or even destabilise some of these societies by killing large numbers of people in...
  • Iranian Court Orders Man To Be Blinded

    06/30/2005 4:36:53 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies · 9,604+ views ^ | 6/28/2005 | Angus McDowall
    An Iranian court has sentenced a man to have his eyes surgically removed for a crime he committed as a teenager 12 years ago. Amnesty International has condemned the sentence, reported in the Iranian daily Etemaad, but local human rights groups say these unusual punishments are hardly ever executed. Reformists and dissidents fear human rights could suffer under the new administration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but they believe the new abuses will be political crackdowns. Punishments such as stoning have become much less common, since Iran's Islamic judiciary agreed to suspend such sentences as part of a human rights dialogue with...
  • Slaughter of Beslan children done as murderers shouted “God is Great”, says theologian

    09/20/2004 10:06:03 PM PDT · by Destro · 85 replies · 2,014+ views ^ | 17 September, 2004 | AsiaNews
    17 September, 2004 RUSSIA Slaughter of Beslan children done as murderers shouted “God is Great”, says theologian According to deacon Kuraev, Islam must not let itself be used by terrorists. Moscow (AsiaNews) – Beslan was a “religious” crime, a “ritual murder” carried out by people shouting Allah Akbar (God is great), this according to Orthodox theologian Andrei Kuraev, professor at the Moscow Orthodox Theological Academy. In “How to perceive Islam after Beslan?”, an article published on September 15 in the Moscow daily Izvestia, deacon Kuraev writes: “What happened in Beslan is not just a crime. It was a religious crime....
  • ZOT: Hello to all ignorant conservatives

    10/11/2004 12:44:15 PM PDT · by adaminflorida · 290 replies · 6,254+ views
    October 11, 2004 | Adam in Florida
    I always get a chuckle after reading the hateful comments you "compassionate" god loving people make. Point 1- The only people you tend to love and support are people that look like you and that are Christian. Well, the world and the US is made up of many different cultures and people and I would imagine Jesus, who I do believe was a great person/prophet, would have treated all people with dignity. Point 2- I find it so interesting that the majority of people that are most concerned about terrorism in the US are the people from areas that the...
  • Sitting this one out (open letter to RNC)

    08/21/2004 9:06:29 AM PDT · by wdkeller · 435 replies · 6,692+ views
    me | 8/21/04 | me
    TO: Republican National Committee Cc: Butler Co. Republican party Ohio Republican Party George W. Bush Subject: Sitting this one out As a conservative, I have become increasingly disappointed at the leftward drift of the Republican Party under the leadership of George W. Bush. His monetary and immigration policies are prime examples. I have come to the conclusion that he is, quite simply, unacceptable. Furthermore, the overall position of the Republican Party is too far to the left to suit me. The argument that "the other guy is worse" is invalid. There is now such an indiscernible difference between the Republican...
  • SAVAGES: Drudge has the pictures. (Warning Graphic)

    06/18/2004 12:17:47 PM PDT · by hope · 237 replies · 1,327+ views
    Drudge ^ | 6-18-04
    Savage souless bastards...Warning Graphic
  • French Jewish Teen Is 2nd Stabbed In a Week (French Islamofascists Rampaging Out In the Open)

    06/06/2004 10:34:55 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 22 replies · 144+ views
    PARIS – A Jewish teenager was stabbed in the chest by a man crying "God is great" in Arabic, officials said. The 17-year-old victim, who was not identified, was attacked Friday afternoon as he left a Jewish school in Epinay-sur-Seine, north of Paris in the rough Seine-Saint-Denis district, said local officials on condition of anonymity. The victim was taken to a hospital in serious condition, and the attacker fled. Interior Minister Dominique de Villepin visited the site where the attack occurred. Witnesses said a man shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) then plunged a knife into the young man before...
  • Church acts fast to counter Muslim web-site hackers

    03/28/2003 8:30:38 PM PST · by veronica · 7 replies · 521+ views
    A MUSLIM militant group is believed to have hacked into the Hereford Diocese web-site and left pictures of dead and wounded children. Four video stills, two showing fatally injured children, possibly taken from Middle East TV war coverage, appeared on the site on Monday afternoon. Anyone visiting the church web-site would have found themselves on the Muslim Allah Akbar page, which means `Allah is the greatest'. Diocese director of communications, Anni Holden, said she presumed a militant Muslim Arab organisation was behind the sabotage. "It was very dramatic. The page said Allah Akbar and there was also a line of...