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  • Six Muslim imams removed from U.S. airliner

    11/21/2006 4:26:24 AM PST · by libstripper · 43 replies · 1,688+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 21, 2006 | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS - Six Muslim imams were removed from a US Airways flight at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Monday and questioned by police for several hours before being released, a leader of the group said. The six were among passengers who boarded Flight 300, bound for Phoenix, around 6:30 p.m., airport spokesman Pat Hogan said. A passenger initially raised concerns about the group through a note passed to a flight attendant, according to Andrea Rader, a spokeswoman for US Airways. She said police were called after the captain and airport security workers asked the men to leave the plane and...
  • Two Massachusetts imams accused in immigration scheme

    11/16/2006 1:09:15 AM PST · by xtinct · 17 replies · 991+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11-16-06 | Yvonne Abraham and Raja Mishra
    Federal immigration agents arrested imams from two Boston-area mosques Wednesday, alleging they were involved in a scheme that provided religious worker visas to immigrants who used them to enter the United States and work instead as gas station attendants, truck drivers, and factory laborers. Hafiz Abdul Hannan, imam, or leader, of the Islamic Society of Greater Lowell in Chelmsford, and Muhammed Masood, imam, or leader, of the Islamic Center of New England in Sharon, were among 33 people taken into custody nationwide after a multi-year investigation led by agents in Boston and New York, said Paula Grenier, a spokeswoman for...
  • Imam's missile-plot defense: All a joke!

    08/11/2004 1:37:06 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 7 replies · 543+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 11, 2004 | GREG B. SMITH
    ALBANY - A mosque leader charged with helping launder money in a missile plot thought all the weapon talk was a joke, his lawyer said yesterday - but prosecutors were not laughing. Imam Yassin Muhiddin Aref was jailed without bail after prosecutors questioned why his name was found in a notebook in a terrorist camp listed as "Commander Yassin, United States." They also unveiled a photo of the imam's co-defendant watching as an informant shouldered a real surface-to-air missile in the back room of an Albany-area convenience store. That was among the evidence cited by prosecutors in Albany Federal Court...
  • Islam, Terror and the Second Nuclear Age

    10/29/2006 4:13:51 AM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 5 replies · 799+ views
    NYT Magazine ^ | October 29, 2006 | Noah Feldman
    I. For nearly 50 years, worries about a nuclear Middle East centered on Israel. Arab leaders resented the fact that Israel was the only atomic power in the region, a resentment heightened by America’s tacit approval of the situation. But they were also pretty certain that Israel (which has never explicitly acknowledged having nuclear weapons) would not drop the bomb except as a very last resort. That is why Egypt and Syria were unafraid to attack Israel during the October 1973 Yom Kippur War. “Israel will not be the first country in the region to use nuclear weapons,” went the...
  • Clerical Contraception (Important Read! By Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer)

    10/05/2006 1:19:51 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 20 replies · 747+ views
    Spirit and Life ^ | 10/6/2006 | Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    The beloved founder of Human Life International, Fr. Paul Marx, was not known to mince words when it came to what he called the "conspiracy of silence" from the pulpits of our Church on the issue of contraception, but his insights of twenty and thirty years ago were right on target and remain true to this day: "Future generations," he said, "will wonder why so many Catholic bishops and priests in the West didn't see contraception as a seminal evil and the chief cause of the Church's swift decline." There is the core issue. Priestly silence about contraception is deadly...
  • No quarter in dealing with terrorists (With Islamofascists)

    09/21/2006 12:32:40 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 5 replies · 603+ views
    NewsJournalOnline ^ | Sep, 21, 2006 | KARL WEINBERG
    No quarter in dealing with terrorists By KARL WEINBERG COMMUNITY VOICE On the subject of how to treat terrorists once caught in our fight against Islamofascists, the mainstream media would have us believe that we are torturing the captives by using sleep deprivation, loud rock'n' roll music, female interrogators and such. Many Americans, including me, do not believe this is torture at all. Instead, we believe that much harsher treatment should be used to get information from these terrorists. While the U.S. Supreme Court, Sens. John McCain and Lindsay Graham have said these terrorists are covered under Common Article three...
  • **BUSTED!** Islam Clerics Videotaped in "Bribes-For-Fatwas' Scandal (IN INDIA/NO JOKE)

    09/18/2006 1:03:40 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 16 replies · 1,333+ views
    Hindustan Times (from India) in English ^ | 18 September 2006 | Hindustan Times, India
    Two Muslim clerics purportedly caught on camera allegedly taking bribes for declaring fatwas were suspended as ulemas on Monday, decided to form a body to monitor issuance of religious edicts. All India Milli Council set up an inquiry committee and announced "a social boycott" of those involved in the fatwas racket. Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband suspended Mufti Habibur Rehman and Meerut's Shahi Jama Masjid removed Maulana Imran following reports that they were seen accepting the money in return for issuing fatwas. Darul Uloom Vice-Chancellor Marghoobur Rehman said a four-member panel would investigate the matter and if found guilty Habibur...
  • Behind Scenes, Informer's Path Led U.S. to 20 Terror Cases

    11/17/2004 9:28:42 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 817+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 18, 2004 | WILLIAM GLABERSON
    The ruins of the World Trade Center were still burning when federal agents arrested two men at Kennedy Airport who were found with more than $140,000 hidden in cardboard boxes with honey jars bound for Yemen. For the agents, aware that terrorists were said to use honey shipments to hide money, that slender lead could not be ignored. If the world was suddenly different for everybody back then, in October 2001, with federal agents and prosecutors both properly alarmed and also under sudden pressure to make terrorism cases, they still relied on old techniques developed in generations of Mafia and...
  • A collection of 9/11 tributes

    09/11/2006 4:12:54 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 973+ views
    A collection of 9/11 tributes I’ll add to the list below, and if you have any you’d like to add to this (or any other sort of tribute/remembrance), please do so here. Either leave a comment with the link, or link to this post and send a trackback. 9/11: The 5th Year Anniversary Tribute Blood of Heroes September 11th, Uncensored From Brain Terminal: Crystal Morning: September 11th, 2001 From William Teach: 9/11 Plus 5 From Crusader: WTC Tribute More from YouTube: 911 tribute September 11th - Five Years Later: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 September 11th - Flash...
  • Top 10 Reasons Islam Might Not Be a Religion of Peace

    08/31/2006 2:51:01 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 53 replies · 2,704+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | Thursday, August 31, 2006
    Top 10 Reasons Islam Might Not Be a Religion of Peace Written by Don Feder Thursday, August 31, 2006 A passenger revolt occurred on a Malaga-Manchester flight.  Vacationing Brits refused to fly with two Arabic-speaking men.  This came in the wake of arrests of 21 British-born Muslims who were plotting to blow up as many as 11 trans-Atlantic flights. A spokesman for Britain’s opposition Tory party said the passengers panicked into “behaving irrationally.”  Fancy that, not wanting to fly with members of a faith whose adherents keep trying to blow things up.  Oh, how irrational! Within days of this incident, a Lebanese student...
  • More on ISLAMOFASCISM, the term

    08/31/2006 2:22:30 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 1,438+ views
    Islamofascism the term (article by WSJ)Islamofascism's 1936What Is 'Islamofascism'?Yes, the problem is 'Islamic fascism'Islamic Fascism the Enemy, Not Terror, Says Santorum -- 07/21/2006Oriana Fallaci and the War Against IslamofascismThe Meaning of 'Islamofascism'Michael Ledeen on Fascism & War on TerrorIslamic Fascism The only proper response to Islamofascism is total warThe Devilfish of Islamofascism Neo-Nazi becomes fanatical Muslim (24/5/2006)Lebanon, Islamofascism and democracyRogmios on IslamofascismIslamo-Nazis, The Historical Collaboration of Nazis with Muslims/Arabs

    03/13/2006 4:58:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 1,608+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 13, 2006 | SARAH GARLAND, STEPHANIE GASKELL and ANDY GELLER
    An imam under fire for saying that "the greatest terrorists in the world occupy the White House" made a surprising admission yesterday - he campaigned for President Bush in the last election. Imam Umar Abdul-Jalil (right, yesterday), who was suspended Thursday as head chaplain of the city's jails for that and other inflammatory remarks, made the disclosure at a news conference held to defend him. A supporter, the Rev. Lonnie McLeod of the Church of High Hope in East Harlem, said that Abdul-Jalil was "as true an American as you would ever find" and would "lay his life down for...
  • Brigitte was sent for terror act: report

    03/21/2004 4:39:01 PM PST · by Piefloater · 3 replies · 322+ views
    AAP/ ^ | 22 Mar 2004
    Suspected terrorist Willie Brigitte was reportedly sent to Australia to help a local terror group prepare a terrorist act "of great size". Brigitte, 35, who was deported last October and is in French custody, was a link figure in the world terrorist network who had connections with the organisers of the September 11 terrorist attacks and the March 11 Madrid train blasts, Sydney's The Daily Telegraph reported. It said his potential targets included the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor and the Australian army's administrative compound at Victoria Barracks, both in Sydney, and the Perth headquarters of Australia's SAS regiment. French authorities...
  • Angry Omar sees the light (The Classic coward muslim terrorist, very funny)

    07/22/2006 4:59:34 PM PDT · by BlueJ7 · 30 replies · 1,760+ views
    timesonline U.K. ^ | July 23, 2006 | Rod Liddle
    The man who from safe and agreeably leafy north London suburbia offered his continual support to suicide bombers and refused to condemn the attacks of 9/11 and July 7, all the while ranting against the perfidies of western civilisation and its infidel cockroach minions, now wishes to return to the bosom of Satan as quickly as possible.
  • Afghan Clerics Seek Return Of Anti-Alcohol Police

    07/17/2006 6:51:41 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 325+ views
    Afghan clerics seek return of anti-alcohol police By Our Foreign Staff (Filed: 18/07/2006) Afghan police have destroyed 3,000 cans of beer and 630 bottles of alcohol confiscated from foreign "guest houses" in the capital Kabul during a recent crackdown. The alcohol, which is banned in Islamic Afghanistan, was seized in raids on guest houses during which seven foreign women were arrested on charges of prostitution. The interior ministry said they would be deported. The raids were part of a government campaign against alcohol. Although alcohol is banned in Afghanistan, expatriates living there can buy it in certain shops, where they...
  • Islamic Circle of North America's annual convention - June 30 - July 2 in Hartford, Connecticut

    06/29/2006 1:56:54 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 24 replies · 579+ views
    ICNA website ^ | 06-29-06 | SeafoodGumbo
    The Islamic Circle of North America, is holding their annual convention in Hartford, Connecticut this Friday (June 30) through Sunday (July 2). Some of the speakers: Imam Siraj Wahaj an un-indicted co-conspirator in the first World Trade Center bombing, has called for replacing the American government with an Islamic caliphate, and warned that America will crumble unless it accepts Islam. Imam Zaid Shakir “Every Muslim who is honest would say, I would like to see America become a Muslim country,” he said. “I think it would help people, and if I didn’t believe that, I wouldn’t be a Muslim. Because...
  • Calls Key in Terror Case (calls from Albany NY to Syria)

    03/23/2006 7:01:11 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 18 replies · 1,415+ views ^ | March 22, 2006 | BRENDAN LYONS,
    ALBANY -- The spiritual leader of an Albany mosque repeatedly called a phone number in Syria that an FBI report indicates had been used to gather terrorist intelligence for Osama bin Laden, according to classified documents unsealed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court. The FBI report, which was based on information from a confidential informant, was among several once-secret documents that federal authorities say raise questions about Yassin Aref's connections to terrorist organizations across the Middle East. Aref, 35, a Kurdish refugee who moved to Albany with his family in 1999, is in jail without bond while awaiting trial on...
  • Somalia's Clerics Vow To Resist America

    06/07/2006 6:04:40 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 727+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-8-2006 | Mike Pflanz
    Somalia's clerics vow to resist America By Mike Pflanz in Nairobi (Filed: 08/06/2006) Militant Muslims who took control of Somalia's anarchic capital this week declared war on ''infidels'' yesterday and warned that any US intervention in Mogadishu would be ''disastrous''. Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, chairman of the city's Islamic court union, warned that any action from Washington would fail, echoing the botched 1993 operation that left 18 US servicemen and 300 Somalis dead, and was used as the basis for the film Black Hawk Down. "If US forces intervene directly against us in Mogadishu, then we are ready to teach...
  • Afghan Christian Released – Seeks Asylum through UN (Muslim clerics lead protest march)

    03/27/2006 1:51:20 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies · 1,080+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 27, 2006 | AMIR SHAH
    An Afghan man who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity has appealed for asylum in another country, the United Nations said Monday after hundreds of Muslims marched against a court's decision to dismiss his case.Afghan officials did not say whether Abdul Rahman had been released after the case against him was dismissed Sunday, but the U.N. statement came amid unconfirmed reports that he was being freed."We do understand that he will be released," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said in Washington. "We're pleased by that."Earlier Monday, hundreds of clerics, students and others chanting "Death to Christians!"...
  • How To Tell The Difference Between A Moderate And An Extremist Muslim Cleric

    03/25/2006 11:39:34 AM PST · by ritt · 2 replies · 244+ views
    Horsefeathers ^ | 3-25-2006 | Stephen Rittenberg
    The moderate offers a choice: death by stoning or beheading. "...Rejecting Islam is insulting God. We will not allow God to be humiliated. This man must die," said cleric Abdul Raoulf, who is considered a moderate and was jailed three times for opposing the Taliban before the hardline regime was ousted in 2001..." See the rest here.
  • Immigration Bill Concerns State ( Oklahoma ) Clerics

    03/21/2006 1:03:33 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 28 replies · 580+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 03-21-06 | The Daily Oklahoman
    Immigration bill concerns state clerics Oklahoma clerics denounced immigration legislation Monday they described as "unduly severe" that may stop legal immigrants and their families from seeking government services they are entitled to "because of fear and confusion." In a joint statement, the heads of the Roman Catholic Church in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma and the head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oklahoma and Arkansas expressed support for immigrants, "whether documented or undocumented." "As people of faith, we are challenged to respond to the most vulnerable among us," the statement read. The...
  • Lodi cleric accused of ties to terrorism

    06/24/2005 5:37:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 405+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/23/05 | David Kravets - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Pakistani cleric facing deportation was accused Friday during an immigration hearing of trying to incite followers to defend Osama bin Laden and kill Americans. Shabbir Ahmed, 39, seeking bail on a charge of overstaying his visa to head a Lodi mosque in the Central Valley, denied that he had made any speech against the United States. During the same hearing, a government attorney said another Lodi imam being held on immigration charges once had close ties to the Taliban. Justice Department attorney Paul Nishiie argued against releasing Ahmed on bail, saying he was linked to...
  • Agent says a school near Lodi would breed terrorists

    08/11/2005 4:04:55 PM PDT · by twntaipan · 4 replies · 706+ views ^ | Aug 09, 2005 | Layla Bohm
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A lead FBI agent on Tuesday linked two local Muslim clerics to the Taliban and Osama bin Laden, contending the two were planning to set up a school near Lodi that would breed anti-American terrorism. The agent testified that Lodi clerics Shabbir Ahmed and Mohammed Adil Khan were prepared to relay information on terrorist plots from sources close to bin Laden. The allegations were dismissed by Ahmed's lawyer, who said the FBI and federal prosecutors have "made the whole thing up." The striking allegations came during an immigration hearing for Ahmed at which Immigration Judge Anthony Murry...
  • Guantanamo Inmates Despair of Ever Leaving

    03/05/2006 8:00:20 PM PST · by NewLand · 71 replies · 1,205+ views
    AP ^ | March 5, 2006 | MIRANDA LEITSINGER
    Guantanamo Inmates Despair of Ever Leaving Sunday, March 5, 2006 9:13 PM EST The Associated Press By MIRANDA LEITSINGER GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Ahamed Abdul Aziz has been in the Guantanamo Bay prison for more than three years and, by his account, has been interrogated 50 times without being charged with any crime. He waits with anguish for freedom but fears it will never come. "We are in a grave here," he told his lawyers, echoing the despair felt by many of the roughly 490 prisoners held as suspected terrorists at the U.S. naval base in eastern...
  • NGO Crackdown in Iran (Ahmadinejad Orders)

    01/14/2006 9:25:42 PM PST · by Khashayar · 12 replies · 1,868+ views ^ | Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 | Shahram Rafizadeh
    Iran's hardline Interior Ministry has decided to control and crackdown the NGOs by preparing a list of groups that it claims are planning to overthrow the Islamic regime. Conservative Qods daily has exposed a plan by the ministry to deal with Iranian NGOs. Based on Qod’s report, the Interior Ministry has accused some NGOs of misusing money, supporting members of the former government of Khatami and secretly communicating with foreign agents. During the last days of President Mohammad Khatami's reform government, Ashraf Boroujerdi, social affairs deputy at the Interior Ministry had stressed the existence of plans to fight NGOs and...
  • Philly Cleric Sentenced for Corruption

    09/19/2005 2:26:03 PM PDT · by velocityguy · 13 replies · 518+ views
    Philly Cleric Sentenced for Corruption By JOANN LOVIGLIO, Associated Press Writer Mon Sep 19, 2:12 PM ET A prominent Muslim cleric on Monday was sentenced to more than seven years in prison on racketeering and other charges, the latest in a string of convictions stemming from the FBI's sweeping probe of municipal corruption. Prosecutors said that Shamsud-din Ali, 67, used his political connections to obtain dubious loans, donations and city contracts. In addition to his 87-month sentence, Ali was ordered to pay restitution. He was released pending an appeal. The investigation of the so-called "pay to play" culture in Philadelphia's...
  • Ohio Imam Tied to Terrorists to Leave U.S.

    01/05/2006 9:46:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 801+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 5, 06 | TOM KRISHER,
    DETROIT - A Cleveland imam convicted of hiding terrorist ties has agreed to leave the United States, ending his deportation case, his attorney and government officials said Thursday. The agreement allows Fawaz Damra to resettle in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Egypt or the Palestinian territories, said Greg Gagne, a spokesman for the Justice Department's Executive Office for Immigration Review. A judge has approved the agreement with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which will decide his destination. Damra is still in federal custody, said Robert Birach, a Detroit lawyer who negotiated for him. He declined to discuss more...
  • No hate clerics expelled (in UK)

    01/04/2006 9:18:36 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 8 replies · 656+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 1/4/2006 | GEORGE PASCOE-WATSON, Deputy Political Editor
    BRITAIN has failed to expel a single Muslim hate cleric since the 7/7 bombings, figures reveal. The news is a huge embarrassment to PM Tony Blair, who promised a crackdown. Britain is bottom of a European league for the number of extremist preachers expelled. Germany is top with more than 20 imams forcibly removed. Spain, Italy and France have each deported four and Holland three. Yet only Omar Bakri Mohammed has gone from Britain — and he went abroad of his own accord. He has merely been banned from returning. Mr Blair claimed “the rules of the game were changing”...
  • The threat is real (Andrew Bolt)

    11/09/2005 1:30:04 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 1,986+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9th November 2005 | Andrew Bolt
    SO it wasn't a political stunt. It isn't about Iraq. And the threat of Islamist terror right here is more real than many pretend. How real? If the police are right, they have saved scores of you from being blown up -- as people in Madrid and London were blown up. As NSW Police Commissioner Ken Moroney put it, the arrest yesterday of 17 Muslim men disrupted "the final stages of a large-scale terrorist attack". He said explosive material had already been collected. Yet only last week, Prime Minister John Howard was pilloried by many for having warned of an...
  • Racial Tensions Explode Again (Aussie Intifadah?)

    12/12/2005 4:25:00 PM PST · by Actuality · 39 replies · 1,324+ views
    Racial Violence explode again Groups of Middle-Eastern men descended on Cronulla seeking revenge for Sunday's attacks, smashing cars with baseball bats.
  • Iran's Sufi beat lures dervishes and uptown girls

    09/20/2005 4:11:07 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 11 replies · 580+ views ^ | Tuesday, September 20, 2005 | REUTERS
    Venerable white-bearded dervishes and high-heeled girls with garish lipstick found rare common ground before dawn on Tuesday, celebrating an Iranian holiday with the mystical chants of the Sufis. Sufi Muslim spirituality is largely tolerated under Iran’s strict Islamic laws, although senior religious figures occasionally call for a clampdown on its rites. Under an almost full moon, several hundred Iranians came to celebrate the birthday of the ‘Mahdi’ at the Zahir-od-dowleh cemetery in northern Tehran, a dervish hub where many writers and artists are buried. The Mahdi is a key figure of Shi’ite Islam, a descendant of the Prophet Mohammad whose...
  • Britain presents plans to ban hate preachers

    08/24/2005 4:19:16 AM PDT · by cloud8 · 6 replies · 369+ views
    reuters via ^ | August 24, 2005 | staff
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Wednesday unveiled the criteria it will use to bar foreigners it believes inspire terrorism as part of a broad crackdown on Islamist preachers after last month's bombings in London. Interior Minister Charles Clarke published a list of "unacceptable behaviors" which would prompt deportation or a ban on entry.
  • 'Al-Qaeda cleric' among ten detained

    08/11/2005 3:23:11 AM PDT · by NickatNite2003 · 5 replies · 401+ views
    Times Online, (UK) ^ | August 11, 2005 | Daniel McGrory and Richard Ford
    Britain's promised crackdown on the "preachers of hate" began this morning as ten foreign nationals were detained. Among them, Times Online has learned, is Abu Qatada, described as al-Qaeda’s spiritual ambassador in Europe. Abu Qatada, whose is also known as Sheikh Omar Abu Omar, and the other nine foreign nationals are being held by four police forces, working with the Immigration Service. They are in a prison service facility while the Home Office prepares to deport them. The Home Office has not confirmed that Abu Qatada is among the people detained this morning but Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, said...
  • Group Authoring Fatwa Has Links to Bin Laden Ally

    07/31/2005 5:29:51 AM PDT · by mcg2000 · 10 replies · 931+ views
    CNS News ^ | July 29, 2005 | Sherrie Gossett
    Group Authoring Fatwa Has Links to Bin Laden Ally By Sherrie Gossett July 29, 2005 ( - Thursday's religious edict condemning terrorism was authored and issued by the Fiqh Council of North America, an association of Muslim jurists who interpret Islamic law. The edict was signed by 18 council scholars. The Fiqh Council of North America traces its origins to the early 1960s and the Religious Affairs Committee of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) of the United States and Canada, according to the council's website. This Religious Affairs Committee evolved into the Fiqh Committee of the Islamic Society of North...
  • Onward Christian Soldiers - (when Christians say "Let's Roll," it will be Doomsday for Islam!)

    07/21/2005 11:40:10 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 58 replies · 1,458+ views
    Can Islamic-fascist terrorism bring an end to American liberty? Can it conquer Christianity, the largest practiced religion in the world? And what of the other major religions of the world? The sane humanity breathing on this planet would respond, “No way!“ But then there are the radical Islamic morons who have a nihilistic ideology that supports their barbaric tactics of terrorism, and so they continue their idiotic Jihad. Apparently, the morons think they can dominate the world! And so the senseless killing continues. While the sane humanity of the world respects freedom to worship without oppression and discrimination, factional followers...
  • Iranian Lessons - Must Read!

    07/19/2005 4:10:40 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 19 replies · 793+ views ^ | July 17, 2005 | Michael Ignatieff
    In south Tehran there is a huge walled cemetery dedicated to the martyrs, the young men who died fighting in the 1979 revolution and the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-1988. This vast city of the dead, complete with its own subway station and shops, does not share Arlington National Cemetery's sublimely stoic aesthetic of identical tombstones, row upon row. In Tehran's war cemetery, each of the fallen is remembered individually with his own martyr's shrine, a sealed glass cabinet on a stand. The cabinets are filled with faded photos of men forever young, some in helmets or red bandannas, some carrying...
  • Crackdown On Muslim Clerics Who Preach Hate (UK)

    07/11/2005 7:00:10 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 702+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-12-2005 | George Jones, John Steele and Catriona Davi
    Crackdown on Muslim clerics who preach hate By George Jones, John Steele and Catriona Davies (Filed: 12/07/2005) New laws to catch people planning acts of terrorism will be fast-tracked through Parliament if the police and security services investigating the London bombings want extra powers, Tony Blair promised yesterday. As the first of more than 50 victims of the blasts was officially named, Mr Blair said the Government was considering clamping down on radical Muslim clerics who were "inciting hatred". Vanessa Sykes comforts Caroline hall after laying flowers near King's Cross station yesterday He promised one of the most "vigorous and...
  • We all know who was to blame for Thursday's murders... and it wasn't Bush and Blair

    07/09/2005 6:16:03 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 31 replies · 1,275+ views
    The Observer ^ | Sunday July 10, 2005 | Nick Cohen
    We all know who was to blame for Thursday's murders... and it wasn't Bush and Blair The instinctive response of a significant portion of the rich world's intelligentsia to the murder of innocents on 11 September was anything but robust. A few, such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, were delighted. The destruction of the World Trade Centre was 'the greatest work of art imaginable for the whole cosmos,' declared the composer whose tin ear failed to catch the screams. Others saw it as a blow for justice rather than art. They persuaded themselves that al-Qaeda was made up of anti-imperialist insurgents who...
  • Judge Revokes Convicted Imam's Citizenship

    09/23/2004 3:37:01 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 3 replies · 442+ views
    Newsnet5 ^ | 9/23/2004
    CLEVELAND -- A federal judge made a decision today involving convicted Islamic leader Imam Fawaz Damra's U.S. citizenship.Judge James Gwin ordered that Damra's citizenship be revoked, with the understanding from the government that he will not be detained while pending appeal.Damra was sentenced Monday to two months in federal prison and four months of house arrest for lying about his connections to terrorist groups when he applied for U.S. citizenship.Damra is expected to begin serving his sentence after the Muslim holiday of Ramadan ends in November.Damra is the leader of Ohio's largest mosque, the Islamic Center of Cleveland in Parma.
  • Cleveland Mosque Leader Could Soon Be Deported

    07/07/2005 2:17:45 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 61 replies · 1,340+ views ^ | 7/7/2005
    An Ohio mosque leader may be leaving the country earlier than expected.NewsChannel5 learned that Imam Fawaz Damra's appeal was dropped in the Court of Appeals.That means his citizenship remains revoked and the deportation process could begin soon. A judge revoked his citizenship in September 2004.A jury convicted Damra last year for lying about connections to terrorist organizations on his application for U.S. Citizenship.The 42-year-old spent two months in prison and four months under house arrest.Damra is the leader of Ohio's largest mosque, the Islamic Center of Cleveland, in Parma.
  • Muslim scholars move to curb fatwas

    07/07/2005 7:53:02 AM PDT · by Grendel9 · 9 replies · 504+ views ^ | July 7, 2005
    Thursday 07 July 2005, 10:19 Makka Time, 7:19 GMT Muslim scholars met in Amman, Jordan, for religious dialogue The Muslim world's top scholars have agreed that fatwas, or religious edicts, should only be issued by clerics with religious authority. The move is meant to weaken statements by figures involved in fighting in Iraq who ordain violence. The three-day meeting in Amman, which ended on Wednesday, has for the first time gathered representatives of eight Sunni and Shia Muslim schools of thought. They all also agreed that followers cannot label other Muslims as "apostates", something groups in Iraq have done to...
  • Italy Probing U.S. Kidnapping Spy Role

    03/03/2005 10:37:24 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies · 408+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 03, 2005 at 22:26:04 PST | ANGELA DOLAND ASSOCIATED PRESS
    ROME (AP) - An Italian prosecutor is investigating whether U.S. agents played a role in the alleged abduction from Milan of a suspected Islamic militant, according to news reports. The 41-year-old imam, identified as Abu Omar, disappeared in the northern Italian city in February 2003. Milan Prosecutor Armando Spataro is looking at whether he was seized in a CIA operation and flown to Egypt for interrogation, the Corriere della Sera and other newspapers have reported. Last week, the prosecutor visited a joint U.S.-Italian air base in Aviano to find documents on air and vehicle traffic that might shed light on...
  • Statement by the President Bush on Iranian Elections

    06/16/2005 4:04:46 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 8 replies · 924+ views
    White House ^ | June 16, 2005 | W
    In recent months, the cause of freedom has made enormous gains in the broader Middle East. Millions of people in Afghanistan and Iraq defied terrorists to cast their ballots in free elections. Palestinians voted for a new president who rejects violence and is working for democratic reform, and the people of Lebanon reclaimed their sovereignty and are now voting for new leadership. Across the Middle East, hopeful change is taking place. People are claiming their liberty. And as a tide of freedom sweeps this region, it will also come eventually to Iran. The Iranian people are heirs to a great...
  • Iran: Photos Depicting Bombing Attackings, Elections, Nukes & Sean Penn

    06/12/2005 12:23:21 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 26 replies · 1,168+ views
    AP, AFP, Reuters & others | Sunday June 12th, 2005
    Photos From The 'Islamic Republic' of Iran: Bombings in Oil-Rich Province of Iran Kills Nine, Wounds 36; Tehran Bomb Kills One An Iranian clergyman and people pass as muncipality workers try to clean up the explosion site in Ahvaz, Iran, Sunday June 12TH, 2005.(AP) Rescue workers are seen at the explosion site in Ahvaz, Iran, Sunday June 12th, 2005. (AP) A TV grab from the state run Iranian network shows cars damaged by the explosion in Ahvaz, Iran, Sunday June 12TH, 2005. (AP) People watch Ayatollah Khomeini's footage, the founder of Islamic Republic of Iran, on a huge screen talking...
  • Yemen polio cases on the rise (Islam Poses World Health Threat -- Clerics Block Vaccinations)

    05/20/2005 3:41:17 AM PDT · by Cornpone · 2 replies · 289+ views
    Aljazeera ^ | 11 May 2005 | Aljazeera
    An outbreak of polio in Yemen has risen to 63 cases, making it one of the worst epidemics in the world, the UN health agency said. The number of cases in Yemen will probably soon exceed 100, as many more suspected cases are being investigated, said Oliver Rosenbauer, a spokesman for the World Health Organisation's polio eradication campaign. "They are having a pretty big epidemic there," Rosenbauer said. "But we should be able to stop the virus relatively quickly." Meanwhile, in Indonesia, which like Yemen was thought to be polio-free, two more cases have been confirmed, the WHO said. Indonesia,...
  • Clerics Strip Fugitive Taliban Leader Of Power (Omar)

    05/19/2005 6:26:46 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 367+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-20-2005 | Tom Coghlan
    Clerics strip fugitive Taliban leader of power By Tom Coghlan in Kandahar (Filed: 20/05/2005) A crowd of 600 Afghan clerics gathered in front of an historic mosque yesterday to strip the fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar of his claim to religious authority, in a ceremony that provided a significant boost to the presidency of Hamid Karzai. The declaration, signed by 1,000 clerics from across the country, is an endorsement of the US-backed programme of reconciliation with more moderate elements of the Taliban movement that Karzai has been pursuing ahead of the country's first parliamentary elections, due in September. Symbolically,...
  • Jihad in America: Al-Timimi Verdict a Turning Point in Legal War on Terror

    05/03/2005 12:42:00 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies · 705+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Sunday, May 1, 2005 | Debra Erdley
    The conviction last week of Ali al-Timimi, an American-born Islamic scholar, on terrorism charges thrust the so-called "Virginia Paintball Jihad" case to the forefront as the federal government's greatest court victory against terrorism. All told, federal prosecutors counted 10 convictions in the case. Al-Timimi's conviction marked the first post-Sept. 11 case in which the government won a terrorism conviction for actions tied to philosophy and words designed to help the enemy, rather than deeds, such as providing money, equipment or actual combat help to that enemy. "Until now these people have escaped. It is a very powerful position to be...
  • Bellevue firm tied to pro-Hamas Web site

    04/24/2005 11:53:12 AM PDT · by JohnathanRGalt · 14 replies · 1,228+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | April 23, 2005 | Peter Lewis
    Bellevue firm tied to pro-Hamas Web siteBy Peter LewisSeattle Times staff reporter, April 23, 2005 A Bellevue company has helped support a Web site dedicated to advancing Hamas, an Islamic organization the U.S. government considers a terrorist group. The site features videos of Humvees blowing up and U.S. soldiers being killed. The site was down temporarily yesterday but was working again last evening. Content included a training video of the "Mujahideen Army" and a message to the American people that said in part they had "elected criminals and are responsible for their actions." The Bellevue company, eNom, apparently is...

    10/15/2003 1:36:21 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 439+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/15/03 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>October 15, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - Pentagon investigators will question a Muslim chaplain who arranged a trip to Mecca for Islamic U.S. servicemen that was paid for by a Saudi charity linked to al Qaeda, a top Defense Department official said yesterday. In March 2001, Capt. Rasheed Muhammad led a "Haj tour" for about 60 Muslim service people that was paid for by the Muslim World League, which is dedicated to the spread of an extreme form of Islam embraced by Osama bin Laden.</p>
  • Two Held Over US Fears Of Radical Cell In Forces

    09/23/2003 5:44:39 PM PDT · by blam · 57 replies · 668+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 9-23-2003 | David Rennie
    Two held over US fears of radical cell in forces By David Rennie in Washington (Filed: 24/09/2003) The United States military is urgently investigating a potential radical Muslim cell among its own servicemen at the Guantanamo Bay prison as it emerged yesterday that two more members of the garrison are in custody. Senior Airman Ahmad I al-Halabi, an Arabic language translator, was secretly arrested a month ago, Pentagon officials said last night. He is being held at an air base in California and is charged with more than 30 counts of espionage, aiding the enemy, disobeying a lawful order and...