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  • U.S.: Dearborn cleric popular with ISIS fighters owes $250K for fraud

    08/23/2014 6:46:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Daily News ^ | 21 August 2014
    A cleric in Dearborn well known with supporters of the militant group ISIS owes a quarter of a million dollars in restitution and other charges stemming from his fraud convictions ... Ahmad Jebril, 43, who has gained an international following amongst ISIS fighters and sympathizers, is on probation soon after serving 6½ years in prison. Just after being released in 2012, he has used social media to turn out to be what authorities say is the most well known religious leader for Islamists from the West fighting for ISIS, also recognized as ISIL or the Islamic State. ... The Centre...
  • Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric issues call to fight jihadist rebels (al-Sistani urges followers)

    06/13/2014 9:32:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/13/14 | Raheem Salman and Isra al-Rubei'i - Reuters
    Baghdad, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's most senior Shi'ite Muslim cleric urged followers to take up arms against a full-blown Sunni militant insurgency to topple Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, escalating a conflict that threatens civil war and a possible break-up of the country. In a rare intervention at Friday prayers in the holy city of Kerbala, a message from Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who is the highest religious authority for Shi'ites in Iraq, said people should unite to fight back against a lightning advance by militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Fighters under the black...
  • Deputy of banned suicide-bomb-endorsing cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi had White House meeting..

    06/25/2013 9:38:19 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 44 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 25, 2013 | David Martosko
    Full title: EXCLUSIVE: Deputy of banned suicide-bomb-endorsing cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi had White House meeting with National Security Council staff --------------------------------------- The UK and U.S. have banned Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who leads the anti-Israel International Union of Muslim Scholars. The Obama administration invited that group's VP, Abdallah bin Bayyah, to a private meeting on the day it announced support for Syria's rebelsThe organization ended its December 2012 board meeting by calling for the end of Israel and the return of its lands to the PalestiniansHours after MailOnline began inquiring with the National Security Council about its meeting with bin Bayyah, the cleric's...
  • Top Sunni Cleric Al-Qaradawi: Hezbollah Is “Party of Satan”

    06/09/2013 7:37:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Gateway ^ | June 9, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Top Sunni Muslim cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, says the Iranian-backed Hezbollah organization is the “Party of Satan.” In an interview with Al Arabiya aired on Sunday, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, slammed Lebanese Hezbollah group as “party of Satsan” that seeks to “sow discord” among Muslims.
  • Saudi Arabia: Women Banned from Switching on 'Immoral' Air Condtioning [sic] by Islamic Cleric

    05/17/2013 11:07:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    IBTimes ^ | May 16, 2013
    A man identified on Twitter as Abul Ala and claiming to be a Salafist-Wahhabist cleric, has decreed women should not turn on air conditioners or coolers at home, in the absence of their husbands... "turning on the cooler ventilator is prohibited for women in the absence of their husbands" because "the woman's act is very dangerous, and may bring about immorality in the society. When she turns the cooler on, someone may notice her presence home, and this might bring about immorality". ... In April, a Salafist cleric called Sheikh Yasir al-Ajlawni posted a YouTube video claiming the rape of...
  • OUTRAGE! Obama Administration Allowed Radical Cleric to Curse US Navy SEAL Heroes at Funeral

    05/09/2013 10:16:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/9/13 | Jim Hoft
    This combo shows the 30 troops killed in a helicopter downing in Afghanistan on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. The Pentagon on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 identified the Americans as 17 members of the elite Navy SEALs, five Naval Special Warfare personnel who support the SEALs, three Air Force Special Operations personnel and an Army helicopter crew of five. (AP Photo) Today three families of Navy SEAL Team VI special forces servicemen, along with one family of an Army National Guardsman, appeared at a press conference to disclose never before revealed information about how and why their sons along with 26...
  • Muslim cleric in the U.S. tells followers not to engage in offensive jihad: “not quite ready yet….”

    02/24/2013 9:23:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    sheikyermami.com ^ | 2/24/13 | Ryan Mauro
    The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) opposes offensive jihad in the West, but for reasons that may surprise you. In an Arabic fatwa (religious decree) that doesn’t appear on its English website, it states that “the Islamic community does not possess the strength to engage in offensive jihad at this time [emphasis added].” This doesn’t mean that all jihad is to be abandoned. “With our current capabilities, we are aspiring towards defensive jihad, and to improve our position with regards to jurisprudence at this stage. But there is a different discussion for each situation,” it said. It is...
  • Abu Qatada family say they want to leave 'racist' UK (Have "suffered so much")

    12/30/2012 3:36:44 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/30/20112 | The Telegraph
    An open letter written by Qatada Qatada, the radical cleric's eldest son and published on an Islamic human rights website, complains that racist pressure groups scream abuse at the family home. The family want to leave the "small and filthy" £450,000 taxpayer funded home in North London.
  • Anwar al-Awlaki 'had been in US custody'

    12/01/2012 9:16:44 PM PST · by Theoria · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Nov 2012 | The Telegraph
    Anwar al-Awlaki, the US-born Islamic cleric killed in a US drone attack in Yemen last year, had been in American custody at least twice but was released, according to a human rights group. Judicial Watch, an accountability watchdog group, said it had learned this through Freedom of Information lawsuits it filed with the US government. It said documents from the US embassy in Yemen indicate Awlaki was held for at least eight months between late 2006 and mid 2007. But the documents do not say how long he was held or why he was he was freed. Back in October...
  • ‘Immodest' Girls Beat Up Iranian Cleric

    09/20/2012 11:54:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/9/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    An Iranian Muslim cleric was hospitalized for three days after begin kicked and beaten up by two girls, one of whom he warned was “badly covered.” The incident in northern Iran was reported by the country's Mehr News Agency, whose outlook can be understood by the fact that it is owned by the Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization. The report was picked up first by Bloomberg News, which noted that the regime in Iran often sends out police to enforce strict Islamic dress codes, especially in the summer when women may be prone to wearing less covering. The cleric, Hojatoleslam Ali...
  • Top Irish Catholic cleric calls for church to end celibacy for priests

    10/03/2011 11:58:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    CNN Belief ^ | 09/13/2011 | Peter Taggart
    Belfast, Northern Ireland (CNN) – A respected former Catholic bishop in Ireland is calling for an end to clerical celibacy in the wake of the sex abuse scandals that have rocked the church worldwide, and says he finds it "heartbreaking" that some prospective priests turn away from the calling because of the celibacy rule. In his recently published book, "A Troubled See, Memoirs of a Derry Bishop," Dr. Edward Daly said that allowing clergymen to marry would ease many of the church's problems. There needs to be a place in the modern Catholic church for a married priesthood, said Daly,...
  • Purple robe, bluish jacket? (Question -- vanity.)

    09/15/2011 6:20:50 PM PDT · by fishtank · 24 replies
    9-15-11 | Fishtank
    I was in Chicago O'Hare today and saw a cleric dressed in a purple monk's robe (it was NOT a scarlet cassock), and he was wearing a bluish jacket, business cut, with a faint purple sheen to it. He also had a gold colored rope that he wore as a belt, and the tasseled ends were almost touching the ground. He didn't look Roman Catholic, or even Episcopalian. Any idea of what he might belong to? PS, I didn't speak with him... Thanks.
  • Blind Muslim cleric killed by 'strangler' at mosque

    09/03/2011 9:19:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | 3/09/2011 | Tom Pettifor
    A BLIND Muslim cleric was murdered moments after morning prayers yesterday. Sheik Maymoun Zarzour, 39, was killed after an unknown man walked up to him and asked to talk...He died at the scene and the man was arrested on suspicion of murder. ... Sheik Zarzour was a member of Lebanon’s Sunni Al-Jamaa al-Islamiya group, a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood
  • Egyptian Cleric Clarifies His Human ‘Groceries’ Comment…By Justifying Taking ‘Sex Slaves’

    06/13/2011 2:05:58 PM PDT · by Baynative · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/12/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    A couple weeks ago we showed you the shocking video of an Egyptian Muslim cleric advocating jihad and saying financial problems could be solved by selling captives “like groceries.” Now, that same cleric is back, and he’s supposedly claiming his words were taken out of context. But the way he’s defending himself is curious, especially when you consider it involves him justifying buying “sex slaves.” The website Translating Jihad, which first published the earlier video, explains that in the follow-up video (which consists of a 20-minute phone interview), Egyptian Shaykh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni contends “that his words in that clip were...
  • Iran cleric: Killing Israeli children OK

    05/30/2011 9:19:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 5/30/11 | Dudi Cohen
    Evil words in Islamic Republic: A senior Iranian cleric, who is known as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's spiritual mentor, urged followers to continue suicide attacks against Israelis, including children. Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah, considered one of the Islamic Republic's most radical clerics, issued a religious edict on his website whereby suicide attacks are not only legitimate but are a must for every Muslim. The senior cleric was responding to a question from a follower regarding the difference between "martyr's death" and "suicide." The man, who wrote anonymously, noted that "some people say that martyrdom acts are considered suicide and are forbidden
  • Bangladesh: Islamic cleric threatens jihad if child marriage is banned

    04/22/2011 12:44:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/22/11 | Marisol
    Surely, Islamic apologists in the West will get right on the line to this guy and explain that, no, Aisha was 16, 18, didn't know how old she was, was only "nine" in Galapagos tortoise-years, or whatever other excuse they might cook up. The problem? Islamic texts and traditions say otherwise, and Muslims follow them. Indeed, the heart of the problem is this: Muhammad did it. The example of Muhammad, "a beautiful pattern of conduct" according to Qur'an 33:21, cannot be set aside, or standards he set "updated," lest one imply Muhammad made a mistake. That would not only insult...
  • Radical Cleric Demands Ouster of Yemen Leader

    03/02/2011 12:32:45 AM PST · by Christus_Rex · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 1, 2011 | LAURA KASINOF and SCOTT SHANE
    American officials expressed concern about the statement of the cleric, Abdul Majid al-Zindani, a onetime mentor of Osama bin Laden, which introduced a new Islamist element to the turmoil in a country where Al Qaeda is viewed as a grave threat. The protests that toppled leaders in Tunisia and Egypt and that now have spread to Libya, Bahrain and Oman have been largely secular in nature. Mr. Zindani spoke on an open-air stage before several thousand antigovernment protesters, guarded by 10 men carrying AK-47s and shielded from the scorching sun by two umbrellas wielded by aides. “An Islamic state is...
  • Vatican's top cleric in Arabia walks a thin line

    01/01/2010 10:13:18 PM PST · by paudio · 9 replies · 651+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 27, 2009
    The Vatican's top cleric in the heart of Muslim Arabia tends to a flock of 2 million Christians spread around six desert nations. But he has to do it quietly: Most of them must still pray in secret and are forbidden to display crosses and other symbols of their faith. n this image taken Tuesday... From his base in the emirate of Abu Dhabi on the Persian Gulf, Archbishop Paul Hinder travels the Arabian Peninsula, even slipping in and out of Saudi Arabia - the birthplace of Islam, where restrictions on Christians are the toughest.
  • Pakistan arrests pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Muhammad

    07/26/2009 7:07:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 183+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/26/09 | Riaz Khan - ap
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Pakistani police on Sunday arrested pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Muhammad, who brokered a peace deal between the government and militants in the Swat Valley that has since faltered. Muhammad negotiated a truce with the government in February that imposed Shariah, or Islamic, law in Swat in exchange for an end to two years of fighting. But it was widely seen as an acquiescence to Taliban control of the valley. The deal collapsed in April when the Taliban advanced into neighboring districts, triggering a military offensive that prompted a spree of retaliatory attacks by militants in the northwest and...
  • British Embassy Staff To Be Tried: Iranian cleric

    07/03/2009 3:57:21 AM PDT · by Son House · 12 replies · 1,026+ views
    The Khaleej Times Online ^ | 3 July 2009 | Khaleej Times Online
    A top Iranian cleric says some of the detained Iranian staffers of the British Embassy in Tehran will be put on trial. Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, who is close to Iran’s supreme leader, has made the announcement in a Friday prayer sermon. He says the detained staffers “made confessions.” Jannati does not say how many staffers will be tried or on what charges. Earlier Iranian officials said all but one of the eight embassy personnel arrested on June 27 had been released, but European Union officials said they believed more than one was still being held. Jannati is the head of...
  • Iranian Cleric Says Rioters Should Be Executed

    06/26/2009 7:28:58 PM PDT · by Son House · 24 replies · 682+ views
    Khaleej Times Online ^ | 26 June 2009 | Khaleej Times Online
    A hardline Iranian cleric called on Friday for the execution of leading rioters to teach a lesson to the thousands who have protested against the June 12 presidential election result. I want the judiciary to ... punish leading rioters firmly and without showing any mercy to teach everyone a lesson, Ahmad Khatami told worshippers at Tehran University. Khatami, a member of the Assembly of Experts, said the judiciary should charge the leading rioters as being mohareb or one who wages war against God. They should be punished ruthlessly and savagely, he said. Under Iran's Islamic law, punishment for people convicted...
  • Muslim Cleric: Pepsi is "Zionist Plot"

    06/21/2009 11:31:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies · 1,334+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 6/21/09 | Hillel Fendel
    (IsraelNN.com) Extremist Moslems have not dropped their allegations that Pepsi Cola is essentially the code name for a Zionist plot. MEMRI has released an English transcript of an address given by a Muslim religious leader in Egypt this past February, in which he explains that PEPSI is actually an acronym for "Pay Every Penny to Save Israel."
  • Egyptian Cleric Prays for Annihilation of U.S., European Leaders-Lessons from Battles of Islam

    02/08/2009 1:47:34 PM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies · 426+ views
    IMRA / MEMRI ^ | 2-6-09 | Muhammad Al-Zughbi
    MEMRI: Special Dispatch | No. 2234 | February 8, 2009 Egypt/Jihad & Terrorism Studies Project Egyptian Cleric Muhammad Al-Zughbi Draws Lessons from the Battles of Early Islam, Prays for the Annihilation of U.S., European Leaders Following are excerpts from an address by Egyptian cleric Muhammad Al-Zughbi, which aired on Al-Rahma TV on January 12, 2009: To view this clip, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2012.htm. TO VIEW THIS CLIP AND OTHERS, YOU MUST LOG IN/REGISTER FOR MEMRI TV, AT http://subscriptions.memri.org/content/en/member_registr_tv.htm. REGISTRATION IS FREE OF CHARGE "The Accursed Europe Stood By The Accused Jews... The Pulverized United States - I Pray That Allah Destroys It...
  • Iraq: Cleric urges 'revenge operations' over Gaza (Muqtada al-Sadr)

    01/07/2009 10:13:39 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 699+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/07/09 | AP
    NAJAF, Iraq – Anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on the Iraqi resistance Wednesday to stage "revenge operations" against American forces to protest Israel's Gaza offensive. The statement issued by his office in the Shiite holy city of Najaf came as criticism is mounting over civilian deaths in Gaza. The State Department dismissed al-Sadr's calls, describing them as "outrageous."
  • Replace capitalism with Islamic financial system: (Islamic) cleric

    10/12/2008 9:21:42 AM PDT · by libh8er · 27 replies · 579+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 10/22/2008
    Muslims should take advantage of the global financial crisis to build an economic system compatible with Islamic principles, influential Sunni cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi said on Sunday. "The collapse of the capitalist system based on usury and paper and not on goods traded on the market is proof that it is in crisis and shows that Islamic economic philosophy is holding up," said the Egyptian-born, Qatar-based cleric. "The Western system has collapsed and we have a complete economic philosophy as well as spiritual strength," he said at Sunday's opening of a conference on Jerusalem. "All riches are ours... the Islamic...
  • Daughter of Radical Muslim Cleric Exposed as Pole Dancer

    09/26/2008 7:56:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 43 replies · 5,055+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 25, 2008
    The 27-year-old daughter of radical Islamic cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed has admitted to pole dancing in London bars in defiance of her family's strict Muslim beliefs, the Daily Mail reported Friday. Yasmin Fostok left Bakri’s home four years ago because she did not share her father’s opinions. "I don't get on with my dad. I don't agree with his views,” Fostok told the Daily Mail. “I just get on with my life and that is it.” She currently lives with her 3-year-old son in South East London, whom she had with her ex-husband after their arranged marriage. Fostok performs a...
  • Hackers post Bill Maher on Iraq cleric's Web site

    09/19/2008 7:10:12 PM PDT · by forYourChildrenVote4Bush · 24 replies · 290+ views
    A entity called Group XP placed a video of comedian Bill Maher making fun of Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani and his advice to the Shiite faithful, as well as posting messages on the site.
  • Moslem Cleric Sheikh Salih al-Fawzan : ‘Execute’ all TV fortune-tellers

    09/16/2008 3:35:19 PM PDT · by mosquewatch · 12 replies · 246+ views
    Rapidtvnews ^ | 9-16-2008 | Chris Forrester
    A Moslem cleric, Sheikh Salih al-Fawzan, a senior Islamic preacher, has said that all TV fortune-tellers (which the BBC Monitoring service translates as “sorcerers”) should be executed. Sheikh Salih al-Fawzan is quoted as saying that if these people appearing on many Arabic TV channels prove to be sorcerers, “they will be committing a sin and violating the Holy Book, the Sunnah and the consensus of Muslims”.
  • Mickey Mouse must die, says Saudi Arabian cleric

    09/15/2008 8:52:37 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 38 replies · 434+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 09/15/08 | Martin Beckford
    Mickey Mouse is a corrupting influence and must die, a Muslim cleric has declared. Sheikh Muhammad Munajid claimed the mouse is "one of Satan's soldiers" and makes everything it touches impure. But he warned that depictions of the creature in cartoons such as Tom and Jerry, and Disney's Mickey Mouse, had taught children that it was in fact loveable. The cleric, a former diplomat at the Saudi embassy in Washington DC, said that under Sharia, both household mice and their cartoon counterparts must be killed.
  • Iraq cleric's militia starts protest, shuts stores (using civil disobedience, flaming tyres)

    03/24/2008 12:41:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 469+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/24/08 | Ahmed Rasheed and Waleed Ibrahim
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Mehdi Army militia ordered shops to close in some Baghdad neighborhoods on Monday in what they said was the start of a "civil disobedience campaign." The show of force by the feared militia, which the U.S. military once called the greatest threat to peace in Iraq, alarmed residents, but leaders of Sadr's political bloc in parliament stressed that it was a peaceful protest. The militia has kept a low profile since Sadr called a ceasefire last August and extended it last month, a move U.S. commanders say has helped to sharply reduce...
  • Top Saudi cleric calls for writers' deaths

    03/15/2008 12:47:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies · 503+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/15/08 | Andrew Hammond
    RIYADH, March 15 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's most revered cleric said in a rare fatwa this week that two writers should be tried for apostasy for their "heretical articles" and put to death if they do not repent. Sheikh Abdul-Rahman al-Barrak was responding to recent articles in al-Riyadh newspaper that questioned the Sunni Muslim view in Saudi Arabia that adherents of other faiths should be considered unbelievers. "Anyone who claims this has refuted Islam and should be tried in order to take it back. If not, he should be killed as an apostate from the religion of Islam," said the...
  • Iranian Clerics Face A Backlash Over Good Life

    02/23/2008 6:44:55 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 236+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-24-2008 | Kay Biouki - Gethin Chamberlain
    Iranian clerics face a backlash over good life By Kay Biouki in Teheran and Gethin Chamberlain Last Updated: 2:05am GMT 24/02/2008 The Ayatollah Khomenei brought millions on to the streets of Iran to overthrow the decadence of the Shah. Now the late leader's grandsons and other Iranian clerics face a backlash over their families' fondness for fast cars, big houses and hot tubs. A website linked to radical elements of Iran's regime last week attacked the lifestyle of Ayatollah Khomenei's grandson, Hassan. " Driving a $100,000 BMW and relaxing in his uptown villa in north Teheran, is Hassan Khomenei actually...
  • UK court agrees radical cleric's U.S. extradition (Abu Hamza al-Masri)

    11/16/2007 9:21:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 241+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/15/07 | Peter Graff
    LONDON (Reuters) - A British court ruled Thursday that radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri could be extradited to the United States to face terrorism charges including trying to set up an al Qaeda training camp in Oregon. Egyptian-born Hamza, 49, serving a seven-year jail term in Britain for inciting his followers to murder nonbelievers, is wanted by U.S. authorities on 11 charges. The U.S. indictment accuses Hamza -- who had a hook in place of a missing hand -- of attempting to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Oregon, from 1999 to early 2000, and also providing...
  • To be a "good" Muslim - 'ISLAMOPEDIA' [Revised, Sep. 2007]

    09/10/2007 10:30:19 AM PDT · by Posting · 4 replies · 1,181+ views
    To be a "good" Muslim References -  'Palestinian' child abuse -  Evil 'Joy' -  'Blessing' Hitler -  Mourning the wicked -  Australia - Muslim land -  Jihad on all Buddhists -  Spain - Muslim land -  Europe - Muslim land -  Arabs DON'T care about 'Palestinians' -  72 virgins - Loyalty -  'Pallywood' -  (use of) Ambulances for terror -  (use of) Women for terror -  Human Shields -  Middle east background -  September 11 terror plot on London -  Myth on: 'Terrorists are desperate' -  Beheadings -  Ilan Halimi [an example of monsterous wild prolonged torture motivated by hate only] -  Muslims attacking Jews in France -  Ahmadinejad ' Islamic Hitler' -  Cutting -  'Honor killing' -  Jews & Christians as "Apes & Pigs"? - ...
  • UK terror threat [Islamic leader: Don't befriend Christians/Jews!]

    07/10/2007 9:49:10 PM PDT · by Posting · 2 replies · 413+ views
    ABC ^ | July 9 2007
    UK terror threat never greater: Security Minister http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2007/s1973312.htm ABU FARUK: We're not from a group, we're just Muslims come together because my Lord tells me to (inaudible) the good from the evil. Because my Lord tells me that even if you help them, even you're allied with them, the Jews and the Christians, they'll never ever be happy with you.
  • Cleric in radical Pakistan mosque killed (Abdul Rashid Ghazi, public face of pro-Taliban Red Mosque)

    07/10/2007 9:30:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 845+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/10/07 | Zarar Khan - ap
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A radical cleric whose besieged mosque sought to impose strict Islamic morality on the Pakistani capital was killed Tuesday after refusing to respond to troops who demanded his surrender, officials said. About 50 militants and eight soldiers died when the military stormed the sprawling Red Mosque compound. Abdul Rashid Ghazi, the public face of the pro-Taliban mosque that challenged the government's writ in Islamabad, had vowed to die rather than give himself up. An army official said Ghazi had received bullet wounds and when he was told to surrender, he gave no reply. Commandos then fired another...
  • Fresh clashes as Pakistan cleric vows death before surrender (Red Mosque)

    07/06/2007 10:26:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 518+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/6/07 | Rana Jawad and Masroor Gilani
    ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Fresh clashes and blasts rocked Islamabad early Saturday after a Pakistani cleric besieged in a mosque in the capital vowed that he and his followers would prefer death over surrender. But in a blow to the hardline cleric, police seized control of Jamia Faridia, a separate Islamic seminary affiliated with the Red Mosque. "Police stormed into Jamia Faridia and arrested dozens of students and shifted them to an unknown place," a senior security official told AFP. Authorities feared that male students from the Faridia seminary, two miles (three kilometres) from the Red Mosque, would open another front...
  • Pakistani cleric offers surrender terms at mosque

    07/05/2007 2:08:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 445+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/5/07 | Augustine Anthony
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani cleric holed up in an Islamabad mosque said on Thursday he and his student followers were willing to surrender, after three days of violence in which 19 people have died. But authorities rejected his offer, saying his attempt to attach conditions was unacceptable and insisting he release women and children human shields. Violence erupted outside the Red Mosque, or Lal Masjid, in the capital on Tuesday after a months-long stand-off between the authorities and the Taliban-supporting clerics and their thousands of followers, some of them armed. There were intermittent clashes and several loud explosions through...
  • Cleric: 'Al-Qa'eda Leader Told Me Of Bomb Plot' (UK)

    07/03/2007 7:13:48 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 924+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-2-2007 | Nicole Martin - Sophie Borland
    Cleric: 'Al-Qa'eda leader told me of bomb plot' By Nicole Martin and Sophie Borland Last Updated: 2:52am BST 04/07/2007 A British cleric in Baghdad last night claimed that an al-Qa'eda leader warned him that "the people who cure you would kill you" months before the terrorist bomb plots in Glasgow and London. Canon Andrew White, who runs the Iraqi capital's only Anglican parish, claimed that he met an unnamed al-Qa'eda leader on the sidelines of a religious reconciliation meeting in Amman, Jordan. "He told me that the plans were already made and they would soon be destroying the British," Canon...
  • U.S. seeks Islamic cleric's extradition

    05/17/2007 2:51:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 435+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/17/07 | Tariq Panja - ap
    LONDON - The United States argued Thursday for the extradition of a radical Islamic cleric imprisoned in Britain, accusing him of involvement in a global conspiracy to wage terrorist attacks on the U.S. and other Western countries. Abu Hamza al-Masri has been charged in the United States with trying to establish a terrorist training camp in Oregon, conspiring to take hostages in Yemen and facilitating terrorist training in Afghanistan. He is serving a seven-year sentence in Britain for fomenting racial hatred and urging his followers to kill non-Muslims. "He advocated the defense of Islam through unlawful, violent and armed aggression,"...
  • Maliki warns insurgents of wider crackdown

    03/04/2007 10:55:35 AM PST · by bnelson44 · 2 replies · 400+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/4/07
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Sunday told insurgents fighting his U.S.-backed government to accept an olive branch or face a security crackdown that will cover "every inch" of Iraq. The U.S. military said it would set up a security outpost in the Shi'ite militia stronghold of Sadr City "in the very near future" in what will be a test of Iraqi and U.S. determination to tackle the most politically sensitive area of Baghdad. U.S. and Iraqi forces conducted patrols in Sadr City on Sunday but a large-scale push promised by American commanders has yet to happen....
  • Reid Wins Battle To Deport Cleric (UK)

    02/26/2007 3:14:51 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 376+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-26-2007 | Philip Johnson - Joshua Rozenberg
    Reid wins battle to deport cleric By Philip Johnston and Joshua Rozenberg Last Updated: 5:47pm GMT 26/02/2007 The Home Office has won a key legal victory in a five-year battle to eject a suspected al-Qa’eda terror leader from Britain. Abu Qatada arrived in Britain illegally in 1993 A court ruled that Abu Qatada, a radical Muslim cleric described as Osama bin Laden’s spiritual representative in Europe, can be deported to his homeland. Qatada, a London-based imam, has been fighting Government efforts to remove him to Jordan since 2002 claiming he faces torture or death. His lawyers argued that under human...
  • Top Muslim cleric agrees to meet Pope Benedict XVI

    02/20/2007 4:19:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 411+ views
    news.monstersandcritics ^ | Feb 20, 2007 | Deutsche Presse-Agentur
    Vatican City - Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, grand sheik at the Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, has agreed to meet Pope Benedict XVI in Rome, the Vatican said Tuesday. The sheikh is described as a moderate and is regarded as the highest spiritual authority for nearly 1 billion Sunni Muslims worldwide. His decision to accept the pope's invitation was made public by the Vatican press office after a visit to Cairo by Cardinal Paul Poupard, head of the Vatican's commission on relations with Muslims. A date for the meeting has not yet been announced. Benedict has been working hard to improve relations...
  • 'Imprisonment has left me a wreak,' [sic] says Muslim cleric

    02/12/2007 4:13:14 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 25 replies · 690+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/12/07
    A Muslim cleric freed from prison in Egypt on Sunday four years after he was grabbed in a Milan street in a suspected CIA kidnapping says the ordeal had made him a wreck. Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, has alleged that Egyptian guards tortured him with electric shocks, beatings, rape threats and genital abuse. He said after his release he had no plans to return to his former home in Italy to give evidence, as a judge considers indicting 26 Americans on charges related to the kidnapping. "I've been reduced to a wreck of a human...
  • EXCLUSIVE: COPS SEIZE SECRET FILM OF MOSQUE RANT

    02/04/2007 8:28:27 PM PST · by PRePublic · 20 replies · 1,344+ views
    SundayMirror ^ | 4 February 2007
    4 February 2007 EXCLUSIVE: COPS SEIZE SECRET FILM OF MOSQUE RANT http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/news/tm_headline=-a-real-hero-of-islam-is-he-who-separates-a-soldier-s-head-from-his-shoulders---follower-of-anti-west-muslim-cleric-ijaz-mian-&method=full&objectid=18573349&siteid=62484-name_page.html By SIMON WRIGHT, MICHAEL DUFFY & SUSIE BONIFACE POLICE holding the Birmingham terror suspects have seized secret TV footage of an Islamic preacher praising the death of a British Muslim soldier in Afghanistan. The mystery cleric - now being urgently hunted by detectives - ranted about the dead serviceman at a meeting in a Birmingham mosque. He said: "There was an individual killed in Afghanistan recently. Do you know what was written in a newspaper? Hero of Islam! The hero of Islam is the one who separated his...
  • Radical Cleric May Face US Terror Charges (UK - Abu Hamza)

    01/31/2007 8:28:29 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 390+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-31-2007 | Sally Peck
    Radical cleric may face US terror charges By Sally Peck and agencies Last Updated: 2:20pm GMT 31/01/2007 The jailed radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza could face terror charges in the US after a judge today rejected his attempt to overturn his UK convictions. Hamza, 48, was jailed for seven years in February last year for soliciting murder and inciting racial hatred. Abu Hamza was the head preacher at London's Finsbury Park mosque In the US he faces charges including trying to establish a terrorist training camp in Oregon, conspiring to take hostages in Yemen and facilitating terrorist training in Afghanistan....
  • Fury At Australia Cleric Comments

    01/18/2007 9:56:37 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 880+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-17-2007
    Fury at Australia cleric comments Inter-faith relations have been strained by the remarks The Australian government has condemned a Muslim cleric for making offensive comments in videotaped lectures. Sheikh Feiz Mohammed, head of the Global Islamic Youth Centre in Sydney, urged children to become martyrs for Islam and mocked Jewish people as pigs. Police are said to be investigating the tapes, which were exposed in a British TV documentary earlier this week. Top Australian Islamic cleric Sheikh Hilali also sparked controversy, with remarks on women and white Australians. Sheikh Feiz Mohammed, who has spent the past year living in Lebanon,...
  • Hilali Calls Westerners "Liars" In Latest Rant (More wonderful racism from Islamofascists)

    01/11/2007 7:46:34 PM PST · by PRePublic · 29 replies · 642+ views
    Hilali Calls Westerners "Liars" In Latest Rant“Sydney, Australia (AHN) - Controversial mufti Sheik Taj al-Din al-Hilali has again angered both Muslims and Australians by speaking out about his faith and current homeland. Sheik Hilali participated in an Egyptian television interview where he made claims that his people have more entitlement to Australia than those with a convict heritage and continued to express his disdain towards westerners. He said, "The Western people are the biggest liars and oppressors and especially the English race." ” http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7006113351
  • Critic of Hamas gunned down near mosque (Muslim preacher/cleric murdered after exiting mosque)

    01/05/2007 12:44:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 457+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/5/07 | Ibrahim Barzak and Josef Federman - ap
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Assailants gunned down a Muslim preacher known for his anti-Hamas views on Friday, witnesses said, moments after he exited a mosque where he delivered a sermon criticizing the Islamic group's role in a wave of Palestinian violence. The slaying came as thousands of mourners marched through Gaza City carrying the bodies of seven Fatah men killed in a standoff with Hamas. Thursday's gunfight was the bloodiest single battle in weeks of factional fighting, and Fatah said it was suspending talks with Hamas until the assailants are brought to justice. There was no claim of responsibility...
  • Almost all you need to know about Arab Muslim - 'Religion of peace', To be a "good" Muslim

    01/03/2007 3:00:38 PM PST · by Posting · 2 replies · 1,117+ views
    To be a "good" Muslim References 'Palestinian' child abuse -  Evil 'Joy' -  Australia - Muslim land -  Spain - Muslim land -  Europe - Muslim land -  Arabs DON'T care about 'Palestinians' -  Loyalty -  'Pallywood' -  (use of) Ambulances for terror -  (use of) Women for terror -  Human Shields -  Middle east background -  September 11 terror plot on London -  Myth on: 'Terrorists are desperate' -  Jews & Christians as "Apes & Pigs"? -  Non Muslims as "Cows" -  Early history -  Early terrorism -  Muslims & WW2 -  World domination & Caliphate -  'Palestinians' in Lebanon -  Jordan - Black September -  Syrian Crimes -  Lobbies -  Excuses -  Global conflicts Respond violently to anyone that says, writes, draws that...