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  • Cleric Alleges Cameroon Bishop Killed for Resisting Gay Priests

    08/05/2017 6:52:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | 8/5/17 | Ngala Killian Chimtom
    At a memorial Mass this week for a Cameroon bishop who died under mysterious circumstances, a cleric who's taken over as the administrator of the diocese charged that the authors of the murder were in the church, "pretending to sympathize," and that the bishop died for standing up against gays in the priesthood.YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon - Ever since the body of Bishop Jean Marie Benoit Bala of Bafia, Cameroon, was discovered in a local river about four miles from where his car had been abandoned, questions have abounded about his death - was it suicide, as the police allege, or a...
  • Maryland imam bankrolled purchase of weapons for jihad massacre inside U.S.

    08/24/2017 10:45:48 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Aug 24, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    “The imam said he frequently gives money to needy people, particularly former members of his mosque.” Yes, the jihadi for whom he was buying the weapons was very needy. He needed to kill some Infidels. “Feds link Detroit terror suspect to ISIS supporter,” by Robert Snell, Detroit News, August 22, 2017: Detroit — Federal prosecutors Monday linked Sebastian Gregerson to a Virginia man who threatened to commit a domestic terror attack in support of the Islamic State. The link was revealed in a 47-page federal court filing that more fully describes ties between Gregerson and like-minded associates, including a radical...
  • Dearborn cleric reportedly involved in radicalization of London stabbing attacker

    06/05/2017 8:17:27 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    DEARBORN, Mich. - A Dearborn cleric known for his YouTube presence was reportedly involved in the radicalization of one of the attackers who killed seven people and injured dozens of others in a London stabbing. Investigators identified the attackers as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane. Neighbors said they reported Butt to authorities at least twice when he tried to convert their children to radical Islam. Dearborn-based religious leader Shaykh Ahmad Musa Jibril is renowned among anti-terror sources as a favorite Imam of ISIS fighters, including one of the terrorists who carried out the attack in London over the weekend....
  • London terrorist had twice been referred to police over his extremist views

    06/04/2017 6:46:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Telegraph Media ^ | 4 June 2017 | Martin Evans
    One of the three jihadists who murdered revellers in central London on Saturday had been reported to the anti-terror police on at least two occasions, it has been claimed. A former friend of the terrorist, who was shot dead by police along with two accomplices, claimed he had been radicalised while watching YouTube videos and said he contacted the authorities ­after becoming concerned over his friend’s extremist views. A neighbour also claimed she had contacted police in Barking, east London, after the suspect tried to convert her children to Islam and radicalise them. The man is not being named at...
  • Chavez's image taken off altars

    04/06/2002 9:41:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 736+ views
    United Press International ^ | March 4, 2002 | Uwe Siemon-Netto,UPI Religion Correspondent
    Lately, Chavez declared himself a member of a charismatic congregation, thus allegedly belonging to his country's fastest-growing branch of Christianity. But then he angered the country's National Catholic Bishops Conference by communing at a Mass organized by a priest of pro-Communist leanings. Should you have any doubt that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is in serious decline, consider this: His bust is being removed from the altars of his country's popular religion, a renowned anthropologist told United Press International on Monday. Less than four years ago, the syncretistic Maria Lionza cult celebrated Chavez as the reincarnation of Simon Bolivar, (1783-1830),...
  • Islamic center in Maryland keeps ties to Iran

    11/22/2009 2:06:36 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies · 692+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/22/2009 | Mehdi Jedinia
    A Potomac, Md., Islamic center maintains links to Iran despite its claims that it is independent of a foundation that is being sued by the U.S. government on charges of funneling money to the Islamic republic. Ali Mohammadi, the current manager of the Islamic Education Center (IEC) of Maryland, told The Washington Times that the center's only relationship to the Alavi Foundation is that of tenant to landlord. He quoted a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office as saying that forfeiture proceedings initiated earlier this month against the foundation - which also owns property in New York and other states...
  • Self-Described ‘Radical Muslim’ on Terror List Accused of Executing Christian Pastor ( Colorado)

    02/04/2017 5:18:58 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    politistick ^ | February 2, 2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    A self-described “radical Muslim” man, Joshua Cummings, 37, who was on the FBI’s terror watch list, is accused of murdering in cold blood a Christian pastor of over 30 years, Pastor Scott Von Lanken, who was working as a contract security officer for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) in the Denver, CO, area to make ends meet when he was brutally executed by being shot in the back of the head. Police told Fox 31 Denver that jihadist materials were found inside a backpack at the time of Cummings’ arrest after security camera footage helped track him down. ... Scott...
  • Myanmar extremist Buddhist monk Wirathu calls UN envoy 'a whore'

    01/20/2015 5:43:49 PM PST · by Viennacon · 15 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 1/19/2015 | Gianluca Mezzofiore
    Myanmar's ultra-nationalist Buddhist monk Wirathu has called the UN's special rapporteur for human rights in Burma a "whore" during a public address in Yangon. The leader of the controversial 969 nationalist movement hit back at Yanghee Lee for an earlier comment in defence of the stateless Rohingya Muslims, who are persecuted in the country's western Rakhine state. "We have already made public our Race Protection Law, but without even studying it, this bitch [kaungma in Burmese] keeps on complaining about how it is against human rights!" Wirathu shouted. "Can this whore really be from a respectable family background?" he asked...
  • Mohamed El Baradei has an Iranian wife? (Cueball nukes inspector)

    12/06/2004 3:56:51 AM PST · by dennisw · 21 replies · 6,850+ views
    free republic ^ | dec 5 2004 | Awatcher2
    Perhaps it was just a little “Pillow Talk” with his Iranian wife!  Who is Dr. Mohamed El Baradei? A quick Google search yields the following general biographical information:Dr. ElBaradei is the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA], an inter-governmental organization based in Vienna, and formed under the auspices of the United Nations in 1957. He was appointed to the office effective Dec. 1 1997, and re-appointed to a second term in Sept. 2001. El Baradi was born in Egypt in 1942. He gained a Bachelor’s degree in Law in 1962 at the University of Cairo, and a...
  • Former Muslim police sgt who tipped off Al Qaeda associate in FBI investigation.

    06/14/2016 4:27:43 PM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 33 replies
    FrontpageMag ^ | 03/06/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Mohammed Weiss Rasool was an Afghani who immigrated to the United States and got a job as a police officer. And then he did what you would expect him to do. Weiss Russell (he has changed his name from “Weiss Rasool,” the name under which he was convicted), is currently employed as a Financial Management Analyst in the IRS Deputy Chief Financial Officer’s office. In 2008, Russell/Rasool was prosecuted for his role in tipping off Abdullah Alnoshan, a close associate of al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and a friend of Russell’s from their mosque. According to the Justice Department’s Statement of...
  • Outspoken Imams To Speak At St. Cloud State (MN)

    03/31/2008 3:58:12 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies · 367+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 3/31/08 | Paul Walsh
    Two Muslim clerics with outspoken backgrounds are among the speakers at St. Cloud State University's Islam Awareness Week, which starts today. One of them is Siraj Wahhaj, who will speak on "What is Jihad?" at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Atwood Memorial Center Theatre. Wahhaj, an American-born imam of a mosque in Brooklyn, N.Y., is on the executive committee of the Muslim Alliance in North America, a network of organizations addressing needs in American Muslim communities. In 1991, speaking to an Islamic association of Texas, Wahhaj called Operation Desert Storm "one of the most diabolical plots ever in the annals...
  • State Department Adds Former Gitmo Detainee to U.S. Terrorist List

    07/13/2016 3:09:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/13/16 | Natalie Johnson
    The State Department announced Wednesday that it has added two people to the federal list of designated terrorists, one of whom was once detained at Guantanamo Bay military prison. Ayrat Nasimovich Vakhitov, one of the newly added jihadists, was a former detainee at Guantanamo for less than two years from June 2002 until February 2004 before being turned over to Russian officials in his home country. Turkish authorities recently arrested Vahkitov in connection with the June 29 suicide bombings at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport that killed 42 people. While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, U.S. and Turkish authorities...
  • Italian Court Levies Judgment on U.S. Rendition Program (CIA employees sentenced)

    11/04/2009 3:27:45 PM PST · by STARWISE · 19 replies · 1,211+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11-4-09 | Jake Tapper
    ABC News' Rachel Martin reports: The US intelligence gathering program known as “extraordinary rendition” was essentially put on trial for the first time - in Italy - and this week the court rendered a guilty verdict. Italian Judge Oscar Magi convicted 23 Americans of the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric on a street in Milan, Italy. The cleric, known as Abu Omar, alleged that he was abducted by CIA operatives who then shuttled him between US bases in Europe and then moved him to Egypt where Omar says he was tortured. The Italian judge tried the Americans, all but...
  • Separating shepherds from hirelings, sheep from goats

    04/12/2016 9:34:18 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 5 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | 4/11/16 | Louie Verrecchio
    And we know that to them that love God all things work together unto good… (Romans 8:28) One may feel compelled to ask if “all things” includes even such abominations as Amoris Laetitia. The answer, of course, is yes, and while the way in which this terrible affront to Our Lord and His Church will ultimately be used by God unto good remains to be seen, we can leverage it as such even now. How so? As Divine Providence would have it, the Gospel reading for the Second Sunday after Easter in the Traditional Latin Mass included the following: I...
  • Saudi Arabia's execution of 47 'terrorists' in one day including top Shiite cleric triggers wave

    01/02/2016 7:07:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/02/16 | Isabel Hunter
    Saudi Arabia's execution of 47 'terrorists' in one day including top Shiite cleric triggers wave of protests across Middle East and around the world Saudi Arabia has executed 47 people convicted of 'terrorism' today, including a prominent Shiite cleric behind anti-government protests, according to the interior ministry. Shiite Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a 56-year-old cleric was a driving force of the protests that broke out in 2011 in the Sunni-ruled kingdom's east, where the Shiite minority complains of marginalisation. Scores of Shi'ite Muslims marched through the Qatif district of Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province in protest at the execution of cleric Nimr...
  • Controversial Muslim cleric giving Clinton millions

    12/16/2015 5:28:16 PM PST · by WonkyTonky · 36 replies
    The Horn News ^ | December 16, 2016 | The Horn News
    The Clinton family and Hillary Clinton’s campaign are being accused of accepting millions of dollars from what at least one U.S. ally is calling a terrorist network. The U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen is a longstanding ally of Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and their cozy relationship has included dinners and speaking arrangements throughout the years. He is suspected of controlling $25 billion in global assets and his followers have reportedly poured millions into the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. But now Gulen has been accused in a U.S. court of being the ringleader...
  • White House Holds Meeting With Muslims And Sikhs

    12/14/2015 8:30:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 14, 2015
    White House Holds Meeting With Muslims And Sikhs by KRISTIN DONNELLY, CHRIS JANSING and CORKY SIEMASZKO President Obama's top advisers held a series of meetings Monday with Muslim and Sikh religious leaders to discuss the fallout their communities are facing in the wake of the deadly San Bernardino shootings. Senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, Domestic Policy Council director Cecilia Munoz, and Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes took part in the White House sit-downs — a dozen days after a radicalized Muslim couple fatally shot 14 people and wounded 21 more in California. The Chicago-born Syed Farood and his wife Tashfeen...
  • Portland Muslim imam graduates from Catholic university: 'I felt at home'

    05/18/2015 12:13:02 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 05/18/2015 | Melissa Binder
    The 41-year-old recently completed a master's degree at Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry, where he was the first Muslim to ever enroll. "I was looking for a place to be accepted as myself and to be the true face of Islam, though I am not the best follower," Polovina said. . . . . Studying the Bible with the other students, almost all Christians, was a little uncomfortable at first, he said. But he quickly settled into sharing his own perspective and appreciating the overlaps. There are many similarities between Islam and Christianity, he said, from moral values...
  • JAIL IMAM BARRED FOR 'TERROR' LINK

    03/22/2003 2:06:14 AM PST · by sarcasm · 2 replies · 439+ views
    AP ^ | March 22, 2003
    <p>A chaplain at Rikers Island has been banned from counseling inmates because of his ties to a Brooklyn mosque linked to al Qaeda fund-raising.</p> <p>Amin Awad, who was named president of the board of trustees at Al-Farooq mosque earlier this month, cannot have contact with inmates and has been reassigned to administrative duties, Tom Antenen, a spokesman for the city Department of Correction, said yesterday.</p>
  • EXCLUSIVE: ISIS loyalist woman in San Bernardino massacre is linked to Pakistan's most notorious

    12/04/2015 7:12:04 PM PST · by Mariner · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 4th, 2015 | By Imtiaz Hussain
    The woman who took part in the ISIS-inspired San Bernardino massacre is linked to her native country's most notorious radical mosque, American officials believe. Sources have told Daily Mail Online that US officials handed over information to their Pakistani counterparts about links between Tashfeen Malik and the Red Mosque in Islamabad. The mosque is infamous for its links to violence and authorities in Pakistan are now considering taking action against its preacher, Maulana Abdul Aziz, after the disclosures by US officials. It is unclear currently how law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the US have connected Malik to the mosque.