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  • ROAD TO RADICALISM: The Man Behind the 'South Park' Threats

    04/24/2010 1:33:35 AM PDT · by Cindy · 30 replies · 1,382+ views
    FOX ^ | Updated April 23, 2010 | By Joshua Rhett Miller -
    SNIPPET: "He now likes to be called Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee, and his primary interest in this world appears to be Islamic radicalism. Last week, Chesser, 20, posted a warning on the website following the 200th episode of "South Park," which included a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad disguised in a bear suit." SNIPPET: "In a separate post on, which now serves as the group's main website since has been shuttered, Chesser quoted Usama bin Laden when referencing why reactions are required when anyone insults or belittles the Prophet Muhammad. "As Usama bin Laden said with regard to...
  • Former National Guardsman accused of plotting attack to support ISIS (Muslim Immigrant)

    07/05/2016 7:54:41 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 7 replies ^ | July 5 at 2:33 PM | Rachel Weiner and Joe Heim
    Federal authorities said in the affidavit that in late March, Jalloh made his first contact with a source who was working with a now-deceased overseas co-conspirator who was a member of the Islamic State. The overseas co-conspirator encouraged the source to have an in-person meeting with Jalloh, the documents state, and when they did meet on April 9, the FBI was watching. At that meeting, Jalloh praised Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, who killed five U.S. service members in Chattanooga, Tenn., last year, the documents said. And Jalloh, at one point, suggested that someone known for organizing contests for cartoons of the...
  • Trump: Pamela Geller 'Taunting Everybody' With Muhammad Event (May 2015)

    03/12/2016 4:40:35 PM PST · by RginTN · 79 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 04 May 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    American Freedom Defense Initiative President Pamela Geller took to two morning news programs Monday to defend a cartoon contest and art exhibit held for depictions of the Prophet Muhammad as being held in defense of free speech, but outspoken real estate mogul Donald Trump said it looked to him like "she's just taunting everybody."
  • Supreme Court Frieze Brings Objection (Muhammad Image)

    05/06/2015 8:39:17 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 49 replies ^ | March 8, 1997 | Tamara Jones and Michael O'Sullivan
    Offended by a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad etched in marble inside the U.S. Supreme Court chamber, a coalition of Muslim organizations is quietly pushing to have the artwork sandblasted into propriety. A petition signed by 16 groups across the country has asked that the larger-than-life frieze of great lawgivers be altered "in the spirit of religious tolerance and pluralism" because Islamic tradition discourages artistic renderings of people, and showing the face of Muhammad is considered particularly offensive. The Supreme Court refused to comment publicly on the controversy, but coalition spokesman Nihad Awad said there already has been one "fruitful"...
  • Somali 'refugee' linked to San Bernardino terror attack

    12/06/2015 7:27:13 PM PST · by Ray76 · 57 replies
    WND ^ | Dec 6, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    A young man who came to Minnesota as a "refugee" from Somalia has been linked to Syed Farook, the shooter who, along with his jihadist wife, killed 14 Americans in San Bernardino less than a week ago. Fox News contributor Rod Wheeler provided a key piece of information about the case, linking the San Bernardino shooters to Mohamed Hassan, a known terrorist recruiter who has been on the FBI radar screen for at least seven years. As WND reported in May, Hassan also helped radicalize Elton Simpson, one of the two jihadists who tried to storm into a Prophet Muhammad...
  • BREAKING: Obama Fast and Furious Weapon Used In Garland Terrorist Attack

    08/01/2015 3:57:50 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies ^ | 8/1/2015 | Jim Hoft
    On December 14, 2010, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot dead by a group of suspected drug cartel along the Mexican border in Peck Canyon, northwest of Nogales, Arizona. The guns used to kill Brian Terry were traced back to Operation Fast and Furious. In September 2011 the Attorney General of Mexico confirmed 200 murders happened in Mexico as a direct result of Operation Fast and Furious. In May 2012 another murder connected to Operation Fast and Furious surfaced. According to a congressional report released, Mario González Rodríguez, brother of the state attorney general of Chihuahua at the time,...
  • ISIS Threatens More Attacks On American Soil; Names States and Time Frame

    05/15/2015 5:32:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 44 replies
    While ISIS claimed responsibility two days after the attack, there was no immediate indication that the terror group in Iraq and Syria had contact with Simpson or Soofi, who both lived in Phoenix. Meanwhile, U.S. authorities continue to search for clues that could possibly link Sunday’s shooters with the Islamic State.
  • Today's Toons 1/16/15

    01/16/2015 1:11:56 AM PST · by pookie18 · 15 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 1/16/15 | pookie18
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  • BREAKING — Up to 10 Killed in Paris Terrorist Attack

    01/07/2015 3:39:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 100 replies
    Ten people have been reported killed in a what appears to be a terrorist attack in the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satire magazine on boulevard Richard-Lenoir in Paris (Paris XI). A policeman has also been wounded. At least 2 or 3 gunman are believed to have been involved, shooting Kalashnikov rifles. According to La Figaaro, the gunman are on the run after a shootout with policemen. The magazine has published anti-ISIS and Prophet Mohammed cartoons in the past.
  • Awesome! 100 Armed Feds RAID US Halal Plant!

    11/24/2012 8:20:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Logan'sWarning ^ | 11/24/2012 | Chris Logan
    My biggest complaint on this issue, is that non-Muslims of West has been far too soft on those who want to impose Sharia on us whether we like or not. (That is not a call to violence). But once again we are getting some good news! In the last article here at Logan’s Warning we saw French youth’s rising up against Islam. Tonight the good news is here at home. Where a halal plant in Illinois was raided. Hopefully this is just the beginning of a country wide crackdown on the enemy within. 100 Armed Feds Raid Muslim Meatpacking House...
  • Were “Sam Bacile” and “The Innocence of Muslims” Part of a Salafi Plot All Along?

    09/15/2012 1:18:44 PM PDT · by null and void · 23 replies
    FrontPage ^ | Sep 13th, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Salafi contribution to the cartoon riots The current working theory in most media circles is that Sam Bacile, who claimed to be an Israeli Jew, was really a front for Coptic Christians. The truth may however be that Sam Bacile was a Salafist who used Jews and Copts as a front for a Salafist agenda. There is some evidence that suggests this may be the most logical conclusion. Salafist connections have covered this entire project from beginning to end. Sam Bacile, didn’t do much with his YouTube account, besides uploading two clips from the “Innocence of Muslims” film, but...
  • Jury clears Chicago businessman in Mumbai attacks

    06/09/2011 5:04:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 9, 2011 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal jury convicted a Chicago businessman on Thursday of helping plot an attack against a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad but cleared him of the most serious charge accusing him of cooperating in the deadly 2008 rampage in Mumbai. The jury reached its split verdict after two days of deliberations, finding Tahawwur Rana guilty of providing material support to terrorism in Denmark and to the Pakistani militant group that had claimed responsibility for the three-day siege in India's largest city that left more than 160 people dead, including six Americans.
  • Muslims arrested in Old Bailey demo

    11/02/2006 12:19:39 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 11 replies · 569+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 02/11/2006 | Duncan Gardham
    Four Muslims were arrested outside the Old Bailey yesterday during angry protests against the trial of a man allegedly involved in protests against Danish cartoons. Anjem Choudary, who helped organise the anti-Danish protests, was once more involved as was Abu Izzadeen, who confronted John Reid, the Home Secretary, on a recent visit to East London. Mr Choudary said afterwards: "We should not be surprised at people doing something like 7/7. How else do you expect Muslims to express themselves? "We are a community under siege. It's going to blow up one day in everyone's faces." Male demonstrators, most wearing scarves...

    09/21/2006 6:38:46 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 25 replies · 750+ views ^ | 19.09.06 | website
    Choudary: Refuses to discuss his dissolute youth At 39, Anjem Choudary should be a symbol of success for his peers. Born into the working-class family of a market trader in Welling on the outskirts of London, he has risen - thanks to the opportunities offered by the British education system - to become a qualified lawyer. But it is unlikely his old school will be inviting him to be guest speaker on prize-giving day. Their former pupil is not famous for his elegant oratory in court. Instead, the articulate Mr Choudary preaches hatred and murder in the streets of Britain...
  • The Unholy Past of the Muslim Cleric Demanding the Pope's Execution

    09/19/2006 10:16:15 AM PDT · by TaxachusettsMan · 24 replies · 1,237+ views
    ThisIsLondon.Co.UK ^ | September 19, 2006 | ThisIsLondon
    At 39, Anjem Choudary should be a symbol of success. Born into a working-class family, he has risen - thanks to opportunities offered by the British education system - to become a lawyer. Instead, Mr Choudary preaches hatred and murder in the streets of Britain to the next generation of young, impressionable Muslims. This week he stood outside Westminster Cathedral to call for the execution of the Pope as punishment for 'insulting Islam'. He fulminated against Benedict XVl, adding: "Whoever insults the message of Mohammed is going to be subject to capital punishment." It's a long way from days as...
  • Swedish Motivation

    12/20/2010 3:09:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The National Interest ^ | December 15, 2010 | Michael Scheuer
    The configuration and physical impact of the bomb detonated last Saturday in Stockholm is best left for forensic specialists to evaluate. For the rest of us, the most important aspect of the event is that it constitutes yet another warning for the unctuously self-righteous, effeminate and oblivious West that Islamist attacks are based on what we do, not who we are and how we think. Taymour Abdul Wahab, the dead bomber, claimed his attack was motivated by Sweden’s contribution of five hundred troops to the U.S.-led Afghan war, the media’s printing of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and other Western...
  • Sweden suicide bomber was British university graduate

    12/12/2010 9:54:03 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 23 replies ^ | Sunday 12 December 2010 | Jonathan Paige and agencies
    The suicide bomber who blew himself up yesterday was an Iraqi man who graduated from a British university. Whitehall sources confirm that Taimour-Al-Abdaly, a 28-year-old man who lived in southern Sweden, was the owner of the car that exploded in central Stockholm last night. His Facebook profile lists him as having studied a BSc in sports therapy at the University of Bedfordshire in 2004. Swedish police confirmed that the two explosions that killed one person and injured two more, causing panic among Christmas shoppers, were a terrorist attack. They said last night's explosions were the result of "terror crimes". "We...
  • Second American female convert to Islam arrested in plot to kill Motoonist

    03/12/2010 10:55:30 PM PST · by Cindy · 41 replies · 2,005+ views
    SNIPPET: “..."For the Love of Islam: A Second American Woman Is Arrested in Cartoonist Case,” by Vanessa O’Connell, Stephanie Simon and Evan Perez in the Wall Street Journal, March 13..." Last Easter, Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, a 31-year-old mom with a $30,000-a-year job as a medical assistant, announced to her family that she had converted to Islam. A few months later, she began posting to Facebook forums whose headings included “STOP caLLing MUSLIMS TERRORISTS!”” SNIPPET: “On Sept. 11, she suddenly left Leadville, Colo., a small town in the Rocky Mountains, for Denver, then for New York, to meet and marry a Muslim...
  • A Terror Suspect With Feet in East and West

    11/21/2009 6:20:52 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies · 892+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 22, 2009 | Ginger Thompson
    The trip from a strict Pakistani boarding school to a bohemian bar in Philadelphia has defined David Headley’s life, according to those who know the middle-age man at the center of a global terrorism investigation. Raised by his father in Pakistan as a devout Muslim, Mr. Headley arrived back here at 17 to live with his American mother, a former socialite who ran a bar called the Khyber Pass. Today, Mr. Headley is an Islamic fundamentalist who once liked to get high. He has a traditional Pakistani wife, who lives with their children in Chicago, but also an American girlfriend...
  • FBI raid at meat processor believed tied to immigration irregularities [UPDATE:TERROR PLOT -ARRESTS]

    10/21/2009 12:39:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 162 replies · 5,266+ views
    CHICAGO ^ | October 20, 2009 | Tribune staff report
    SNIPPET: "Search at Grundy County plant called part of ongoing probe" SNIPPET: "But a source said the owner of the plant, which processes lamb and goat, was taken into custody at his home in Chicago. Documents and records were taken from the plant and from a Chicago travel agency on West Devon Avenue, also owned by the same person, the source said."
  • Dutch to prosecute Arabs over Holocaust cartoon

    09/02/2009 10:49:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies · 1,478+ views
    AP ^ | 9/2/2009
    AMSTERDAM – Dutch prosecutors said Wednesday they will charge an Arab cultural group under hate speech laws for publishing a cartoon that suggests the death of 6 million Jews during World War II is a fabrication. The public prosecutor's office in the city of Utrecht said the cartoon insults Jews as a group and is therefore an illegal form of discrimination. Prosecutors plan to press charges for "insulting a group and distributing an insulting image." Spokeswoman Mary Hallebeek said the maximum punishment is a year in jail, but a fine of up to euro4,700 ($6,700) is more likely, given that...
  • NY Post Cartoon Links Obama to Dead Chimp

    02/18/2009 10:22:42 AM PST · by pissant · 166 replies · 5,144+ views
    NBC ^ | 2/18/09 | staff
    A New York Post cartoon that appears to link President Obama to a violent chimpanzee drew criticism Wednesday on media Web sites and from civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton. The cartoon in Wednesday's Post by Sean Delonas shows a dead chimp and two police officers, one with a smoking gun. The caption reads, “They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.'' The cartoon refers to Travis the chimp, who was shot to death by police in Stamford, Conn. on Monday after it mauled a friend of its owner. It links the chimp to Obama,...
  • Bobblehead Muhammed?

    10/01/2006 11:23:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 173 replies · 6,780+ views
    All contents © 2006 Daily News, L.P. ^ | Originally published on October 1, 2006 | BY TINA MOORE
    A ceramic bobblehead doll of the Prophet Muhammed - created to resemble the infamous caricature published by a Danish newspaper - is being hawked online for $22.99 a pop by an ex-Marine. The unapologetic creator, Timothy Ames, 28, said the bobblehead is similar to "dashboard Jesus" figurines that can be stuck with adhesive to flat surfaces. "I thought, 'If they flipped out over some cartoons what will they do with a dashboard Muhammed?'" Ames said from his home in Hawaii. But Islamic experts are not amused, saying the bobbleheads could anger Muslims, whose religion strictly prohibits depictions of the prophet....
  • Danish Prosecutor Won't Charge Newspaper (so Let's Buy Danish!!)

    03/15/2006 9:44:13 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies · 397+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Marh 15, 2006 | CHRISTIAN WIENBERG
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Denmark's top prosecutor said Wednesday he will not press charges against the newspaper that first published the Prophet Muhammad cartoons that triggered angry protests from Muslims worldwide. The Foreign Ministry warned the decision could spark "negative reactions" against Danes and warned citizens to be cautious when traveling in Muslim countries. [snip] A boycott on Danish goods started in Saudi Arabia on Jan. 26 and spread to dozens of Muslim countries. The cartoons were seen as an insult to Muhammad, depicting him as violent and primitive. Sunni Muslim tradition bans any image of the prophet, since depicting him...
  • Prague urges EU compensation for Denmark in cartoon war

    02/14/2006 3:02:38 PM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 9 replies · 346+ views
    euobserver ^ | 14.02.2006 | By Lucia Kubosova
    Czech foreign minister Cyril Svoboda is gathering support for special EU funds to compensate Denmark for trade and other economic damage caused by the muslim backlash against the Mohammed cartoons. Mr Svoboda argues the EU should signal its strong loyalty to Copenhagen, as well as to the freedom of expression principle cherished in Europe. The clash with the Islamic countries was sparked by illustrations of the prophet published in September in Danish daily Jyllands-Posten. The cartoons were later republished by other European media, but Denmark has suffered the greatest losses with its embassies burnt down in some Islamic countries and...
  • Where is moderate Islam?

    02/10/2006 3:26:36 PM PST · by DallasMike · 13 replies · 205+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | February 10, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Thanks to Little Green Footballs for highlighting Charles Krauthammer's new column, Curse of the Moderates. In a related post, Little Green Footballs points out that the New York Times refused to publish pictures of the Danish cartoons of Mohammed, but instead made its point about freedom of speech by printing a picture of the Virgin Mary -- created in elephant dung. Apparently the New York Times is less fearful of rioting Catholics than it is of rioting Muslims. In his column, Krauthammer laments about the lack of true moderation in Islam: What passes for moderation in the Islamic community -- "I share...
  • Bennett on CNN's Double Standard

    02/10/2006 1:00:02 PM PST · by Alouette · 40 replies · 2,428+ views
    National Review ^ | Feb. 10, 2006
    On CNN today, Bill Bennett hit back at the American media, especially CNN, for refusing to show the Danish cartoons that sparked the current controversy. During the lead-in, CNN showed a number of anti-Semitic cartoons from Middle Eastern newspapers as part of a feature story on double standards in the Arab world. But when the segment turned to a debate between Bennett and Arab American Institute president James Zogby, Bennett criticized CNN for its own double standard — showing the anti-Semitic cartoons as part of a news story, but refusing to show the Danish cartoons:
  • Internet T-shirt Vendor Profits from Mohammed Cartoon Conflict

    02/10/2006 9:07:46 AM PST · by finnman69 · 70 replies · 2,072+ views
    prweb ^ | 2/1/006
    To see the latest creation from conservative t-shirt maker MetroSpy some would think the Muslim world had every right to be upset. MetroSpy's new t-shirts depict an unflattering caricature of the prophet Mohammed with a bomb on his head. The controversial cartoon, which first ran in European newspapers, has outraged Muslims around the world because Islamic tradition forbids a graphic depiction of the Prophet Mohammed. Many in the U.S however, are angered by the violence being displayed by extreme Islamic protesters -- torching buildings, desecrating flags and in some cases even killing people. Annoyed by the violent images broadcast from...
  • Danish Premier Faults Iran, Syria

    02/10/2006 12:15:29 AM PST · by conservative in nyc · 2 replies · 231+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2/10/06 | Kevin Sullivan
    Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen of Denmark said Thursday that the governments of Iran and Syria had intentionally inflamed Muslim protests against a Danish newspaper's publication of cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad to distract attention from their own diplomatic crises. "Syria and Iran have taken advantage of the situation because both countries are under international pressure," Rasmussen said in an interview that echoed statements Wednesday by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Rasmussen also said he would "not exclude the possibility" that Syria had also been involved in violent protests in Beirut, the Lebanese capital. "I think they have taken this...
  • Just to sing

    02/09/2006 8:37:10 PM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 7 replies · 109+ views
    The Belmont club | February 09, 2006 | wretchard
    Notify Blogger about objectionable content. What does this mean? MMS Friends BlogThis!The Belmont Club History and History in the Making Thursday, February 09, 2006 Just to sing The European blog Barcepundit reports the EU is preparing regulations to restrict speech to prevent angering religious communities. I'm afraid the esteemed Victor Davis Hanson was a tad too optimistic when he wrote that the cartoon controversy might mean an European awakening against Islamic fascism. Turns out that the European Union is planning a press code of conduct: Plans for a European press charter committing the media to "prudence" when reporting on Islam...
  • CAMERA PAN PANNED -- Flap Over Malkin Cutaway Heats Up Blogosphere

    02/08/2006 9:56:03 PM PST · by chuckpez · 15 replies · 682+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | February 9th, 2006 | Brian Maloney
    Were it to happen on any other network, say CNN, CBS, MSNBC, or PBS, it would surprise almost no one. Nor would it generate much subsequent attention. It's a whole different ballgame, however, when a FOX News Channel contributor, seemingly in the name of political correctness, appears to face on-air censorship. After Michelle Malkin's Tuesday Hannity & Colmes visit, where the camera cut away just as she attempted to show a series of controversial Danish cartoons related to Islam, the blogosphere has become hopping mad. Expose The Left has video here.
  • LGF: Mohammed Cartoons in Egyptian Paper - October 2005

    02/08/2006 3:25:54 PM PST · by llevrok · 24 replies · 954+ views
    Egyptian Sandmonkey has scanned images of Egyptian newspaper Al Faqr—who published the infamous cartoons of blasphemy last October, at the height of Ramadan, with not a single squeak of outrage. (Hat tip: Solomonia.)
  • 'It is not what I want to happen' (Danish Islamic "Scholar" who started controversy)

    02/08/2006 7:13:10 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 53 replies · 1,390+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 2/8/06 | DOUG SAUNDERS
    This is the young Danish Islamic scholar who distributed booklets of photocopied cartoons to Muslim leaders in the Mideast, sparking a firestorm of anger around the world DOUG SAUNDERS COPENHAGEN -- In late December, a young Danish man flew to Beirut. In his suitcase was a package of spiral-bound booklets in green covers, neatly compiled using a colour photocopier. Their contents consisted mainly of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. He was unlikely to have stood out. A short man of 31 who could have passed for half that age, he had a feminine voice and soft hands and was somewhat...
  • Media victims of the cartoon riots

    02/08/2006 6:49:09 PM PST · by dervish · 18 replies · 874+ views
    Red State ^ | 2/8/06 | Mark Kilmer
    The editorial staff of the New York independent weekly NY Press have quit their jobs en masse after the paper's PTB decided that they were not going to publish the Danish cartoons which sparked the Global Cartoon Riots. Editor Harry Siegel, e-mailed the publishers on behalf of the staff, writing in part: New York Press, like so many other publications, has suborned its own professed principles. For all the talk of freedom of speech, only the New York Sun locally and two other papers nationally have mustered the minimal courage needed to print simple and not especially offensive editorial cartoons...
  • Cartoon War not spontaneous - planned in advance

    02/08/2006 4:32:49 PM PST · by Tom Jefferson · 11 replies · 284+ views
    Bear to the Right ^ | February 8, 2006 | Gary Aminoff
    An interesting development in the cartoon war. Sandmonkey points out that Al Fagr newpaper in Cairo published the cartoons in October 2005 - and there were no riots.
  • Depicting Mohammed-I'm offended by the Danish cartoons [American Muslim speaks out]

    02/08/2006 4:37:40 PM PST · by SJackson · 46 replies · 1,499+ views
    Slate ^ | 2-8-06 | Reza Aslan
    Not long ago, as I was strolling through the sprawling bazaars of the holy city of Qom in Iran—a city often referred to as "the Vatican of Shiism"—I came across a cramped, catacomblike shop that sold religious trinkets to tourists. Hanging in the shop's window was a poster depicting what looked like a beautiful young girl with large, bright eyes and a cherubic face lit up by some unseen source of light. The girl wore a loose headdress, like a turban she had carelessly let unravel, from which peeked thick strands of lush, black hair. She looked skyward, her rosy...
  • French government tried to prevent the publication of the cartoons

    02/08/2006 12:27:59 PM PST · by northernlightsII · 3 replies · 335+ views
    Radio France-Inter reports that a senior french government minister tried to influence the judges who were going to rule on an injunction to prevent the publication of the controversial cartoons by the weekly satirical magazine Charlie-Hebdo.The injunction application was dismissed on technical grounds.
  • Norwegians more skeptical of Islam

    02/08/2006 12:35:28 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 69 replies · 1,113+ views
    Aftenposten (Norway) ^ | February 08 2006
    Nearly half of those polled say they have become more skeptical about Islam as a religion after the global uproar around the Mohammed caricatures. The result comes from a survey carried out by InFact for Norway's best-selling newspaper VG. According to the survey, which was carried out on Tuesday, 47.8 percent of those asked said they were more skeptical about Islam, while 36.7 percent their opinion of the religion had not been affected by the caricature controversy. A small group of 6.5 percent said they were less skeptical about Islam after the turmoil. At the same time, 30.8 percent say...
  • The war for Hillary's ear

    02/08/2006 12:00:15 PM PST · by Anne_Conn · 9 replies · 590+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, February 8, 2006 | John Burtis
    Back in 1739, England declared war against Spain in what was initially known as the War of Jenkin’s Ear, which involved the alleged Spanish mistreatment of English sailors and featured British seaman Robert Jenkins’ display of his severed ear before an astonished and quickly aroused Parliament.
  • Prophet Muhammad overlooking justice in Washington DC Supreme Court since 1930s

    02/08/2006 11:58:31 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 15 replies · 674+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, February 8, 2006 | Judi McLeod
    Did a 1997 U.S. Supreme Court rejection of a petition from domestic Muslims to remove a then 66-year-old depiction of the Prophet Muhammad from its Washington, DC courtroom pave the way for Muslim violent protest over the Jyllands-Posten cartoons? Riots broke out half way around the world in 1997 when Chief Justice William Rehnquist refused to remove the portion of a marble frieze representing the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Bush Calls for End to Violent Protests

    02/08/2006 8:14:03 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 18 replies · 610+ views
    AP ^ | February 8, 2006 | TERENCE HUNT
    President Bush called Wednesday for an end to violence triggered by drawings of the Prophet Muhammad but also said press freedom should be exercised with sensitivity. "We reject violence as a way to express discontent with what may be printed in a free press," Bush said. "I call upon the governments around the world to stop the violence, to be respectful, to protect property, protect the lives of innocent diplomats who are serving their countries overseas," the president said. Bush also said that Americans believe in a free press, and added, "With freedom comes the responsibility to be thoughtful about...
  • NY Press staff walk out; refusal to print Danish cartoons

    02/08/2006 7:10:56 AM PST · by DesScorp · 25 replies · 961+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | February 7, 2006 07:51 PM | Ben @ the NY Observer
    The editorial staff of the alternative weekly New York Press walked out today, en masse, after the paper's publishers backed down from printing the Danish cartoons that have become the center of a global free-speech fight. Editor-in-Chief Harry Siegel emails, on behalf of the editorial staff: New York Press, like so many other publications, has suborned its own professed principles. For all the talk of freedom of speech, only the New York Sun locally and two other papers nationally have mustered the minimal courage needed to print simple and not especially offensive editorial cartoons that have been used as a...
  • Danish chief rabbi slams cartoon publication

    02/08/2006 6:52:36 AM PST · by white trash redneck · 19 replies · 497+ views
    European Jewish Press ^ | 7 feb 06 | Yigal Romm
    The chief rabbi of Copenhagen has criticised as “stupid” the decision of Danish newspaper Jylands Posten to publish the now infamous cartoon of Muslim prophet Muhammed. Muslims around the world have held violent demonstrations outside Danish embassies over the last week to protest the image, which reportedly featured Muhammed wearing a turban made out of a bomb. Scenes of angry mobs in cities from London to Riyadh burning Danish flags have shocked politicians and community members alike. Chief Rabbi Bent Lexner, who has made efforts to improve the relationships between Jews and Moslems in Denmark in recent years, said although...
  • Arabs Attack Danish Peacekeeping Headquarters in Hevron

    02/08/2006 5:43:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies · 376+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2-8-06
    Danish peacekeeping forces' offices and cars were stormed with rocks by Hevron Arabs, who tried to set them alight. The forces had moved to Tel Aviv because of anti-Mohammed cartoon-related threats. A mob of 300 Arabs in Hevron attacked and burnt the Danish and Norwegian peace-keeping headquarters this morning. Cars and other property belonging to the observers were also targeted. PA police fired in the air, but the rioting did not quiet down. Israeli forces are standing by, ready to intervene if necessary. Jewish residents of Hevron viewed the violence with irony, as the peacekeeping force has long been perceived...
  • Depiction of prophet banned for respect

    02/08/2006 6:37:34 AM PST · by Racehorse · 27 replies · 667+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7 February 2006 | Donna Abu-Nasr
    The widespread prohibition in the Islamic world against depicting the Prophet Muhammad springs from concern that even well-intentioned images could lead to idolatry or show disrespect for a figure Islam considers the model of human perfection. Still, Islam's holy book does not forbid such depiction, most clerics agree. Instead, the unwillingness to show Muhammad's image stems from sayings of the prophet and custom that has grown up over centuries, reaching the status of Islamic law in many Muslims' minds. The outrage sparked by caricatures of the prophet published in European papers is the result of this devotion for Muhammad. "Out...
  • Iranian fingerprints on cartoon-rage riots?

    02/07/2006 6:16:23 PM PST · by hope · 16 replies · 635+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2-7-06 | Aaron Klein
    Tuesday, February 7, 2006 FROM WND'S JERUSALEM BUREAUIranian fingerprints on cartoon-rage riots?Lebanese leader accuses Tehran of plotting torchings with Syria Posted: February 7, 20062:10 p.m. Eastern By Aaron Klein © 2006 The ongoing riots throughout the Middle East and the burnings this past weekend of Danish government offices in Damascus and Beirut in protest of newspaper cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad bear the fingerprints of "Iranian and Syrian plotting," Lebanese leader Walid Jumblatt charged during an exclusive interview. He warned Syria and Iran might use the cartoon riots as a pretense to attack American and European troops in Iraq. "It...
  • Mohammed Cartoon Violence Is Just a Smoke Screen For Islam's Real Intentions

    02/07/2006 6:35:28 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 15 replies · 409+ views ^ | Kevin D. Korenthal
    By Kevin D. Korenthal Feb 7, 2006 Radical Islamic leaders are coming to realize that efforts to Islamatize Europe and the rest of the world are failing and that Europe is figuring out that no life, not even that which is sensitive to the Jihadists’ cause, is sacred. So it’s time for plan “B”. Plan “B” involves creating (what the media is incorrectly calling) a “row” with which to create the cover for more intimidation and violence which is the Islamic way. If Muslims were really interested in stopping the cartoons from appearing, they would be using shame, not...
  • The Clash to End All Clashes? Making sense of the cartoon jihad.

    02/07/2006 5:54:23 PM PST · by AmericanDave · 14 replies · 940+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Judith Apter Klinghoffer
    We are in the midst of an Intifada designed to remake Europe in a manner more in line with the creed of its religious Muslim minority. Placing respect for Islam above freedom of the press would be one such change. Using state power to limit freedom of speech would be another. Europe has three options. It can agree to accommodate Muslim demands, disengage from the Middle East, or join the American struggle to democratize the Middle East. Let me outline briefly the meaning of each choice.