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  • CAIR LEADER NEZAR HAMZE IS NOW DEPUTY SHERIFF (Broward county, Florida)

    07/26/2015 6:30:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | july 24, 2015 | joe kaufman
    The current Sheriff is Scott Israel; he was elected to office in November 2012. As Sheriff, Israel has made it a point to reach out to diverse crowds, including those who could be considered enemies of the U.S. and her allies. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel’s 2015 radical Muslim tour began this past January, when he posed for photos with Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout and a member of Zakkout’s Miami-based AMANA group at a local mosque. Zakkout is a big supporter of Hamas. On his Facebook page, one can find Hamas logos and photos of Hamas militants and leaders, including Hamas founders Ahmed Yassin and...
  • US authorities allege Oregon imam assisted radicals

    07/20/2015 11:31:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 20, 2015 10:03 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    U.S. authorities are seeking to revoke the citizenship of an Oregon imam who they say tried to conceal past associations with radical Islamic groups. Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye raised money, recruited fighters and provided training for insurgent groups battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan in the 1980s, the U.S. Department of Justice says in a complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland. Kariye was one of more than a dozen people who filed a lawsuit challenging the no-fly list, winning last year a court order saying the government must provide information about why people are on the list. The...
  • Sheriffs sound off on Islamic 'terror camps' in U.S.

    01/21/2015 7:57:15 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 36 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    John W. Gaissert, the police chief of Commerce, Georgia, near the MOA camp in Franklin County, is a retired Navy commander who has spent a career in law enforcement, working directly on military and civilian counter-terrorism issues. Gaissert was a security consultant for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and also testified in 2010 to a U.S. House Subcommittee on Intelligence. He believes it would be a mistake to dismiss Jamaat Fuqra and Muslims of America as merely pietistic Muslims trying to live in peace out in the countryside. “Their spiritual mentor is Sheikh Gilani and his concept is to...
  • The Counter Jihad Report

    03/16/2015 9:02:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 2 replies
    PJMedia/Counter Jihad Report | 3-16-2015 | Patrick Poole
    A man once hailed as “one of the most respected Islamic scholars in the country” was sentenced to death today in an Egyptian court after being found guilty on charges of inciting murder. Dr. Salah Soltan, a senior member of the international Muslim Brotherhood, lived and worked in the U.S. for more than a decade. He is still listed as a member of the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) on their organizational brochure. Al-Ahram reports: A Cairo criminal court sentenced Mohamed Badie, the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide, and 13 other leading members of the group to death on Monday...
  • "The Army of Muhammad" Confesses: We Received Aid in Money and Arms from Syria and Iran

    01/18/2005 8:42:39 AM PST · by TexKat · 9 replies · 949+ views
    MemriTV ^ | 1/14/05
    The following are excerpts from the televised confessions of Muayed Al-Nasseri, who commanded Saddam Hussein's "the Army of Muhammad" throughout 2004. The confessions were aired by the Iraqi TV channel that operated from the UAE, Al-Fayhaa TV, on January 14, 2005. Interrogator: What is your name? Muayed Al-Nasseri: Colonel Muayed Yassin 'Aziz 'Abd Al-Razaq Al-Nasseri, commander of the Army of Muhammad, one of the resistance factions in Iraq. The Army of Muhammad was founded by Saddam Hussein after the fall of the regime, on April 9, 2003. At first, Yasser Al-Shab'awi was put in charge, until his captured in July...
  • Montreal cancels Muslim group’s reservation at comm. centre after learning ‘disturbing information’

    02/14/2015 2:53:43 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 19 replies
    National Post ^ | February 14, 2015 | Montreal Gazette, Postmedia News
    A Muslim graduation ceremony won’t be held at a community centre in Outremont Saturday evening after the borough cancelled the reservation. The Outremont borough issued a press release Saturday morning saying it had made the decision following “disturbing information” broadcast on the TVA Nouvelles network Friday. The network’s investigative show J.E. said two fundamentalist imams — Salah Assawy and Omar Shahin — were hosting the Académie de la charia nord-américaine, la MISHKA’s event where diplomas would be handed out in islamic studies.
  • U.S. Eyes Iranians at Nuke Labs

    07/11/2008 5:02:17 PM PDT · by kellynla · 6 replies · 187+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | July 11, 2008 | staff
    As fears grow over Iran secretly developing nuclear weapons, U.S. counterintelligence officials are keeping a close eye on scientists from Iran and other Muslim nations working at the U.S. nuclear weapons laboratories, WND has learned. The Energy Department recently revoked the security clearance of an Egyptian-born nuclear physicist because he was suspected of "conflicting allegiances." Last year, DOE and FBI agents began questioning Moniem El-Ganayni, who worked on the side as a Muslim prison chaplain.
  • House Panel to Ask for NSA Spying Probe

    12/09/2008 12:15:10 AM PST · by hamboy · 2 replies · 409+ views
    Privacy Digest ^ | December 9, 2008 | MacRonin
    House Panel to Ask for NSA Spying Probe A congressional panel will ask the National Security Agency's internal watchdog to investigate whether the super-secret spy agency eavesdropped without warrants on a Muslim scholar and later hid that evidence in a 2005 terror prosecution that got him a life sentence.The House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel and the judge overseeing the case want the NSA's inspector general to find out if the government failed to disclose evidence that might have cleared the name of a Northern Virginia spiritual leader Ali al-Timimi, Rep. Rush Holt (D- New Jersey) told the New York Times.That...
  • No Comment Yet on Why Obama Held Meeting on 9/11 With Terrorist-Supporting Cleric

    09/12/2014 10:14:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    ijreview ^ | September 13, 2014 | Victoria Taft
    President Obama held an Oval Office meeting with Middle Eastern-based Arab Christians on 9/11, one member of whom is a loud and proud supporter of the terrorist group Hezbollah. The day before, members of the same group, holding a conference under the name In Defense of Christians, booed and shouted down keynote speaker Senator Ted Cruz ”It’s surprising White House staffers allowed Maronite Patriarch Bashara Rai to meet with the President in the first place. As the Washington Free Beacon reports, the Lebanon-based Hezbollah supporting cleric isn’t shy about his views. “Everyone says why is Hezbollah carrying arms?” said Rai...
  • TrentoVision 5.9.13 - Navy SEAL Extortion 17 EXPOSED - Obama Failures

    05/09/2013 7:41:35 PM PDT · by Iscool · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/09/2013 | National Press Club, Washington DC
    Navy SEAL Extortion 17 EXPOSED - Obama Failures Sick Video: Obama Has Islamic Iman Curse Dead Soldiers at Their Memorial Service (Seal Team VI)
  • Hezbollah in Yucatán

    02/02/2013 12:39:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Gates of vienna.net ^ | January 30, 2013
    Hezbollah in Yucatán Posted on January 30, 2013 by Baron Bodissey As mentioned here many times in the past, the southern border of the United States is porous not just to Mexicans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans, but also to Islamic terrorists. Operatives from Al Qaeda and Hezbollah acquire a Latin American passport and enough Spanish to allow their swarthiness to pass as Latino.This latest report concerns the arrival of a Hezbollah associate in Mexico. Many thanks to Iz-M (via Vlad) for the translation from Diario de Yucatán: More signs of the presence of HezbollahLabboun Rafic Mohammed, the Muslim cleric allegedly linked...
  • Orlando Florida Imam Arrested by the FBI

    10/14/2011 8:30:21 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 21 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | Oct 13, 2011 | Alan Kornman
    On August 23, 2011 the FBI arrested Imam Abu Taubah aka Marcus Dwayne Robertson. The charge was possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, Case Number: 6:11-mj-1380 Attached to Imam Abu Robertson’s case is a Notice of Intent To Use Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Information (FISA). The U.S. Government’s intention to use its FISA powers signals probable cause to charge Imam “Taubah” Robertson “the target of such search is a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power”. The facts presented in these filed charges leads this reporter to suspect an element of foreign intrigue may be...
  • Salafist Preacher and Internet Activist Indicted in Germany

    09/17/2011 2:54:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    Forum.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | September 13, 2011 | Aaron Weisburd
    "Salafist preacher and Internet activist indicted in Germany" September 13, 2011 SNIPPET: "Ibrahim Abou-Nagie, a salafi/jihadi preacher very active online, has been indicted in Cologne, Germany. Abou-Nagie, together with Abu Dujana of Bonn, operate as Die Wahre Religion (The True Religion). They are cited in multiple cases including those of the now-deceased Bekkay Harrach, and more recently Robert M. (arrested with an associate attempting to enter Britain whilst in possession of jihadist materials including Inspire magazine), not to mention Arid Uka, the Frankfurt shooter:"
  • Democrats Host Radical Muslims at Charlotte

    08/28/2012 11:58:31 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 81 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 25/08/12 | JACK MINOR
    The Democratic Party is sanctioning a Muslim prayer event in conjunction with its nominating convention in Charlotte that will feature a radical Islamic leader who has called for the overthrow of the “filthy” U.S. government and establishment of Islamic law. ... The Washington Times reported the DNC lists the Muslim event as an “official function” and claims that the Islamic leaders of the program are typical of the DNC community. The event is expected to draw up to 20,000 Muslims and will include a Friday Jumah prayer ritual and an issues conference. A letter posted on BIMA’s website says its...
  • Saudi Arabia gives women the vote... but not until 2015

    09/25/2011 6:57:49 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:25 PM on 25th September 2011 | By Mail Foreign Service
    Women are to be allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia. K ing Abdullah bin Abdulaziz announced the change yesterday and also said women would be allowed to run in elections. However, the new law will not come into force until 2015. In a speech, the king said the move was in accordance with sharia law.
  • The Iranian Crackup (Big trouble in little Teheran)

    05/07/2011 12:28:19 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 05/06/2011 | John Hayward
    There is much turbulence in the Iranian government today. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is not happy that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fired Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi last month. He has now given Ahmadinejad an ultimatum to either re-instate Moslehi or resign. A sullen Ahmadinejad caught a bad case of the “blue flu,” and stopped showing up for work. According to the BBC, one of his aides wrote a blog post that said the Iranian president “is in pain, as if a thorn is stuck in his throat… he cannot take it out or swallow in.” Try that one the next time...
  • London Mayor Defended 'Theologian of Terror'

    07/07/2005 10:24:31 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 12 replies · 701+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 07, 2005 | By Sherrie Gossett, CNSNews.com Staff Writer
    Interesting.... This muslim Cleric visited london EXACTLY one year ago from the date of the attacks, July 7, 2004 CNSNews.com) - London Mayor Ken Livingstone's previous support of a Muslim cleric who advocates suicide bombings may cause him some embarrassment as he now must speak for the city in the wake of Thursday's terrorist bombings. Livingstone condemned the Thursday attacks as "mass murder," and added that "this was not a terrorist attack against the mighty or the powerful, it is not aimed at presidents or prime ministers, it was aimed at ordinary working-class Londoners." Yet Livingstone has in the past...
  • Controversial Muslim cleric is arrested while sneaking into the U.S.

    01/27/2011 6:07:58 AM PST · by epithermal · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 27, 2011 | Richard Marosi
    Reporting from San Diego — U.S. border authorities have arrested a controversial Muslim cleric who was deported from Canada to Tunisia three years ago and was caught earlier this month trying to sneak into California in the trunk of a BMW, according to court documents. Said Jaziri, the former imam of a Muslim congregation in Montreal, was hidden in a car driven by a San Diego-area man who was pulled over by U.S. Border Patrol agents near an Indian casino east of San Diego on Jan. 11. Jaziri had allegedly paid a Tijuana-based smuggling group $5,000 to get him across...
  • Muslim cleric from Russia held at Guantanamo reports Qur'an desecration

    06/28/2005 10:22:34 PM PDT · by familyop · 27 replies · 386+ views
    MOSCOW (AP) - A Muslim cleric formerly held at Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba said Tuesday U.S. guards there regularly desecrated the Qur'an by putting it into a toilet, although he added he never witnessed it himself. Airat Vakhitov, who described himself as a former imam of a mosque in Tatarstan, a majority Muslim republic in southern Russia, is one of seven men released from Guantanamo in 2004 and returned to Russia. He and the six others were held in Russia for three months, then released a year ago. Vakhitov said at a news conference organized by the state RIA-Novosti...
  • GITMO CLERIC: THEY'RE A 'SORRY' BUNCH OF THUGS

    02/03/2002 11:21:39 PM PST · by kattracks · 84 replies · 613+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/04/02 | MEGAN TURNER
    <p>February 4, 2002 -- Some of the terror thugs being held at Camp X-Ray are having regrets about their actions, a Muslim Navy cleric said yesterday.</p> <p>Lt. Abuhena Saiful-Islam, who meets daily with the 158 detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, said that while many continue to maintain their innocence, others are having second thoughts.</p>
  • Guantanamo Detainees Said Plotting

    01/27/2002 6:40:10 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 32 replies · 1+ views
    AP through Yahoo.com ^ | Sun Jan 27, 9:08 AM ET | Tony Winton
    Guantanamo Detainees Said Plotting Sun Jan 27, 9:08 AM ET By TONY WINTON, Associated Press Writer GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Military guards at a detention camp at Guantanamo Bay say they have noticed a command structure emerging among the terrorist suspects being held there, camp leaders said Saturday. The leaders seem to surface during prayer sessions. Photos AP Photo Slideshows AP Photo Camp X-Ray, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Of the evolving leadership structure, Brig. Gen. Mike Lehnert said, "We have indications that many have received training, and that they are observing actions such as security procedures." Lehnert, a ...
  • Italy: Court Upholds Convictions of Americans in Kidnapping Case (CIA Agents)

    12/16/2010 6:19:25 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 15, 2010 | ELISABETTA POVOLEDO
    An appellate court in Milan upheld on Wednesday the conviction of 23 Americans charged with kidnapping an Egyptian cleric in 2003 and ordered even harsher sentences. All but one of the Americans are Central Intelligence Agency operatives.
  • Iranian clerics; anyone desecrating the Koran must be killed...

    09/13/2010 9:58:06 PM PDT · by Rabin · 30 replies
    HeraldSun ^ | September 14, 2010 | NewsCore
    Two Iranian "grand" ayatollahs issu fatwa, calling for the killing of those who insult the Koran, including anyone who burns the Islamic book… "The blood of a person who burns the Koran can undoubtedly be shed. No action should be taken without permission of a Shira judge...", Makarem Shirazi. Protesters outside the Swiss Embassy in Tehran today set fire to the U.S. flag ...
  • Indonesian clerics: Our mistake _ you're facing the wrong direction during Islamic prayers

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — People in the world's most populous Muslim nation have been facing Africa — not Mecca — while praying. Indonesia's highest Islamic body acknowledged Monday it made a mistake when issuing an edict in March saying the holy city in Saudi Arabia was to the country's west. It has since asked followers to shift direction slightly northward during their daily prayers. "After a thorough study with some cosmography and astronomy experts, we learned they've been facing southern Somalia and Kenya," said Ma'ruf Amin, a prominent cleric of the Indonesian Ulema Council, or MUI. "We've revised it now...
  • Queens Imam Sentenced to Time Served in Terror Plot

    04/16/2010 2:22:43 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies · 378+ views
    New York Law Journal ^ | 04/15/10 | Mark Fass
    Ahmad Afzali, the Queens imam who pleaded guilty in March to lying to law enforcement officials about his relationship with Najibullah Zazi, the airport worker who planned to bomb New York's subways, was sentenced by a federal judge yesterday to time served. Mr. Afzali, who left his native Afghanistan following the Soviet invasion, also agreed to "self-execute" removal from the United States in the next 90 days in order to avoid a deportation hearing. Prosecutors alleged that Mr. Afzali warned Mr. Zazi and his father that they were under law-enforcement surveillance, then, as Assistant U.S. Attorney James P. Loonam told...
  • Queens imam guilty of helping terror wannabe Zazi says 'I've signed my own death sentence'

    03/04/2010 5:22:34 PM PST · by STARWISE · 21 replies · 850+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 3-4-10 | John Marzulli
    A Queens imam pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to feds who were investigating whether he tipped off wannabe terrorist Najibullah Zazi that he was being watched. Ahmad Afzali faces six months in prison and deportation 90 days later under the plea deal - which he said amounts to an execution. "I just signed my death sentence," the Afghan national said outside court, explaining that he has no idea where he would go after leaving the United States. "I'm between a rock and a wall." Afzali lost his composure several times during the proceeding before Brooklyn Federal Judge Frederic Block, wiping...
  • No Valentine's: Saudi religious police see red

    02/15/2010 5:12:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies · 564+ views
    One News Now ^ | February 14, 2010 | Associated Press
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia has launched a nationwide crackdown on stores selling items that are red or otherwise allude to the banned celebration of Valentine's Day. A Saudi official says the feared religious police are inspecting shops for red roses, heart-shaped products or gifts wrapped in red, and ordering storeowners to get rid of them. Red-colored or heart-shaped items are legal at other times of the year, but as Feb. 14 nears they become contraband in Saudi Arabia...
  • Vatican Official Says Religious Orders Are in Modern 'Crisis'

    02/05/2010 5:53:56 AM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies · 450+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 2/4/10 | John Thavis
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A top Vatican official said religious orders today are in a "crisis" caused in part by the adoption of a secularist mentality and the abandonment of traditional practices. Cardinal Franc Rode, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, said the problems go deeper than the drastic drop in the numbers of religious men and women. "The crisis experienced by certain religious communities, especially in Western Europe and North America, reflects the more profound crisis of European and American society. All this has dried up the sources that for centuries...
  • RADICAL YEMENI CLERIC'S EXTENSIVE AMERICAN CONTACTS A SOURCE OF MAJOR CONCERN

    01/19/2010 6:08:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 578+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT - IPT News ^ | January 19, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "U.S. intelligence officials believe there are dozens -- perhaps hundreds - of Americans who have been in e-mail contact with the radical Yemeni cleric who is believed to have inspired and directed both the Fort Hood shooter and the failed Christmas Day airline bomber, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned. Efforts to learn the details of that communication, or even to target Anwar Al-Awlaki militarily, may be hindered by his status as an American citizen."
  • Feds rebuff Yemeni lawyer in terror case

    10/28/2004 10:29:56 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 344+ views
    AP Wire | October 28 2004 | TOM HAYS
    NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors are challenging efforts by the Yemeni government to intervene in the courtroom defense of an outspoken sheik accused of funneling millions of dollars to al-Qaida. Sheik Ali Hassan al-Moayad has been jailed in Brooklyn since last year over the objections of Yemen, where he was a leading member of an Islamic-oriented political party. With a trial nearing, officials in Yemen recently hired a prominent Yemeni lawyer and sent him to New York to monitor the case. The lawyer, Khaled al-Ansi, was cleared to enter the United States. But when he showed up in court...
  • Private undercover team exposes nationwide network of radical, anti-U.S. Islamic centers

    06/13/2007 7:01:28 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 65 replies · 2,966+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | June 12-18, 2007
    Hundreds of Islamic centers in the United States have become a hot-bed of extremist activity; they promote violence, terrorism and hatred against America. “Our initial investigation has concluded there are between 400 to 500 radical Islamic centers in the U.S.,” said David Gaubatz, the director of counterintelligence and counterterrorism for the Society of Americans for National Existence. “In those places, they preach an extreme version of Islam that says America and the West is the enemy. They espouse violence, hatred and the need for terrorism.” Gaubatz is a former senior U.S. intelligence official, who now works for the Mapping Shari’a...
  • U.K. Counterterrorism Police Arrest Five Men

    11/16/2009 7:22:05 PM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 866+ views
    RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty ^ | November 16, 2009
    LONDON (Reuters) -- Counterterrorism detectives said they had arrested five men in early morning raids today in northwest England. They were being held on suspicion of committing terrorism offenses including inciting an act of terrorism overseas. Police said the suspects, aged 21, 26, 27, 52, and 62, were detained after swoops at homes in Manchester and Bolton, and at a hotel near London's Heathrow Airport. The properties were now being searched.
  • Investigators: Ft. Hood suspect acted alone

    11/09/2009 5:38:57 PM PST · by presidio9 · 20 replies · 897+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/08/09 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    The Army psychiatrist accused of the Fort Hood massacre apparently acted alone and without outside direction in the attack, investigative officials said Monday evening. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan will be charged by the U.S. military rather than in a civilian court, they said. Although investigative officials portrayed Hasan as a lone wolf, the investigators and a U.S. official disclosed that Hasan communicated 10 to 20 times with a radical imam overseas who in the past came under scrutiny for possible links to terror groups. The investigative officials said the communications began last year and continued into this year and "were...
  • Feds: Leader of radical Islam group killed in raid (Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah)

    10/28/2009 3:03:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 3,181+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/28/09 | AP
    DETROIT – Federal authorities say a leader of what they describe as a nationwide radical Sunni Islam group has been fatally shot during an FBI raid in the Detroit area. The U.S. attorney's office in Detroit says Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah refused to surrender during an FBI raid Wednesday and was killed in an exchange of gunfire. ..conspiracy to commit several federal crimes, including illegal possession and sale of firearms and theft from interstate shipments.
  • Clerics torpedo samba show (Muslim clerics put kabosh on dance troupe)

    10/03/2009 4:07:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 633+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/3/09 | Tom Perry
    Tire, Lebanon (Reuters) – A protest by Muslim clerics torpedoed a Brazilian samba show in the Lebanese city of Tire on Thursday, local officials said. A statement by the clerics condemned plans for the open-air display by a dance troupe that has been touring Lebanon. "We support tourism but are against obscenity," said Sheikh Ali Yassin, who heads a group of clerics in the predominantly Shi'ite Muslim city. The local council responded by cancelling the show after consulting politicians and security officials, officials said.
  • Fans Of Patron Saint Of Clerics See Him As Patron Saint Of Handgunners, July 22, 2009

    07/22/2009 4:20:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies · 372+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- From lost causes to the unattractive, patron saints are associated with virtually every occupation, ailment and activity. St. Gabriel Francis Possenti, a 19th-century Passionist monk and patron saint of Italy's Abruzzi region, clerics and youths, is gaining a line of followers who feel he should be recognized by the Vatican as the patron saint of "handgunners."
  • Clerical discontent challenges Iran leader

    07/08/2009 1:52:21 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 235+ views
    Google hosted news ^ | 7/8/09 "4 hours ago" | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and LEE KEATH
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's supreme leader has imposed his will on the streets with security forces that crushed mass protests over the country's disputed election. But he faces an unprecedented level of behind-the-scenes political discontent among the Muslim clerics who form the theological bedrock of the Islamic Republic. The bitterness could represent a deeper, long-term challenge to the rule of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The outright rejection by some clerics of election results that Khamenei ruled valid breaks a basic taboo against criticizing the man who in the philosophy of the Islamic Revolution literally represents God's rule on...
  • From Gloucester to Afghanistan: the making of a shoe bomber

    03/04/2005 8:07:58 PM PST · by Pikamax · 432+ views
    Guardian ^ | 03/05/05 | Mark Honigsbaum and Vikram Dodd
    From Gloucester to Afghanistan: the making of a shoe bomber Saajid Badat this week pleaded guilty to plotting to blow up a plane. What drove this quiet football fan to thoughts of terror? Mark Honigsbaum and Vikram Dodd Saturday March 5, 2005 The Guardian He seemed the model British Muslim citizen - a poster boy for integration whose knowledge of the Qu'ran and achievement at grammar school made Gloucester's close-knit Islamic community proud. When in November 2003 anti-terrorist police turned up at the terraced house in the Barton and Tredworth district of the city that Saajid Badat shared with his...
  • French wrap up terror probe (shoe bomber Richard Reid)

    12/04/2004 2:11:23 AM PST · by miltonim · 14 replies · 699+ views
    Big News Network.com ^ | Tuesday 30th November, 2004
    French anti-terror magistrates wrapped up an investigation into four Islamists who may have helped British shoe bomber Richard Reid in France. Le Parisien reports the suspects include the head of a Paris mosque, the leader of a Pakistani community and two other men. Reid spent several days in Paris before boarding a Miami-bound plane in December 2001 with explosives stuffed in his sneakers. Last year, Reid was sentenced to life in prison by a U.S. court for trying to blow up the flight. One of the French suspects, Imam Kamel Lakhram, reportedly acknowledged to French authorities Reid had slept at...
  • Homegrown Terror Suspects Turned Toward Radicalism in U.S. Prisons

    06/02/2009 4:16:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies · 1,264+ views
    FOX News ^ | May 22, 2009 | By Joseph Abrams
    The four men charged with plotting to blow up two New York synagogues and shoot down military planes converted to Islam while behind bars, a place terror experts say is a cauldron for Islamic radicalism. James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen were said by friends and family to have become Muslims while in prison, where they began on a path toward terrorist violence that law enforcement officials say is part of a troubling trend in America. "Prisons can play a critical role in both triggering and reinforcing the radicalization process," read a landmark 2007 report from the...
  • Saudi king shakes up religious establishment

    02/14/2009 12:21:02 PM PST · by AH_LiveRight · 6 replies · 780+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 14, 2009 | DONNA ABU-NASR
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The Saudi king on Saturday dismissed the chief of the religious police and a cleric who condoned killing the owners of TV networks that broadcast "immoral" content, signaling an effort to weaken the country's hard-line Sunni establishment. The shake-up — King Abdullah's first since coming to power in August 2005 — included the appointment of a female deputy minister, the highest government position a Saudi woman has attained. snip Khashoggi said Faisal has been working behind the scenes on plans to reform education. After the Sept. 11 attacks, carried out by 19 Arabs, including 15 Saudis,...
  • Arkansas recruiting center jihadist killer studied jihad in Yemen

    06/01/2009 7:43:33 PM PDT · by GVnana · 63 replies · 3,701+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/1/2009
    The jihadist, back from Yemen I have learned from a well-placed source that Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, who killed one soldier and wounded another at a a Little Rock military recruiting center today, and who faces charges of terrorism as well as first-degree murder, has recently returned from Yemen, where he studied jihad with an Islamic scholar there. Apparently the Islamic scholar under whom this American convert to Islam studied was yet another misunderstander of Islam's true, peaceful teachings. More on this as it develops.
  • Arab Muslim Clerics: 'Slaughter the Jews on the Land of Hevron!'

    12/11/2008 9:39:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 586+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 12-11-2008 | Hana Levi Julian
    (IsraelNN.com) The head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan called on Palestinian Authority Arabs to formally start a third intifada by carrying out suicide bombing attacks to "slaughter the Jews" in Israel. The harangues by Arab Islamic clerics that aired on the Lebanese Hizbullah terrorist-linked Al-Manar and Palestinian Authority-run Al-Aqsa television networks from December 3-5, which were translated by The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) in a report published this week. Arab Muslim Clerics: 'Slaughter the Jews!' Arutz 7 Video 00:00 Embed Video - Copy code to embed video in HTML document Can't see the video player? Click here...
  • Not Compromising the Gospel

    06/27/2008 6:31:09 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 5 replies · 154+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 6-27-08 | Mark D. Tooley
    “Just as Muslims have the right to exercise Da’wa - an invitation to Islam - so Christians must have the freedom to invite people to follow Jesus Christ,” explained the bishop at a press conference in Jerusalem on June 24. “Dialogue proceeds on the understanding that each is a missionary faith.
  • Countering Iran - How to deal with the clerics in Tehran.

    05/11/2008 3:11:56 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 7 replies · 102+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 11th, 2008 | Reuel Marc Gerecht
    What are we going to do about Iran? When Hillary Clinton surreally promised to obliterate the Islamic Republic if the mullahs nuked Israel, she at least recognized that a nuclear-armed clerical regime is a serious menace, and that successful diplomacy with Tehran without the threat of force is fantasy. How to handle Iran may well be the decisive foreign-policy question of the 2008 presidential campaign--especially if Tehran continues to exploit the vacuum left by the collapse of the Bush administration's Iran policy and the general listlessness of the U.S. presence in the Middle East outside of Iraq. Tehran is on...
  • Saudis to retrain 40,000 clerics

    03/20/2008 8:08:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 743+ views
    BBC News ^ | 3/20/08 | Magdi Abdlehadi
    Saudi Arabia is to retrain its 40,000 prayer leaders - also known as imams - in an effort to counter militant Islam. Details of the plan were revealed in the influential Saudi newspaper Al- Sharq al-Awsat. The plan is part of a wider programme launched by the Saudi monarch a few years ago to encourage moderation and tolerance in Saudi society. The ministry of religious affairs and new centre for national dialogue will carry out the training, the paper said. The centre was created five years ago to disseminate a moderate interpretation of Islamic tradition. There is growing awareness in...
  • Violence Leaves Young Iraqis Doubting Clerics

    03/04/2008 2:27:49 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 26 replies · 116+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/04/08 | Sabrina Tavernise
    BAGHDAD — After almost five years of war, many young people in Iraq, exhausted by constant firsthand exposure to the violence of religious extremism, say they have grown disillusioned with religious leaders and skeptical of the faith that they preach. In two months of interviews with 40 young people in five Iraqi cities, a pattern of disenchantment emerged, in which young Iraqis, both poor and middle class, blamed clerics for the violence and the restrictions that have narrowed their lives. “I hate Islam and all the clerics because they limit our freedom every day and their instruction became heavy over...
  • Sunni and Shia Clerics Meet in Najaf, Discuss Unity

    11/29/2007 4:29:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 134+ views
    NAJAF — Shia and Sunni religious leaders met in Najaf Tuesday to discuss peace and unity in Iraq. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the top-ranking Shia cleric in Iraq, hosted the meeting, calling for an end to the sectarian violence that has plagued the country. Leading Sunni religious figures also attended, including Sheikh Khalid al-Mullah of the Sunni Muslim Scholars Association. "Multi-National Force - Iraq applauds these religious leaders, who are reaching across sectarian lines to end the bloodshed," said Rear Adm. Greg Smith, MNF-I spokesman. Smith added that, while there have been other meetings between clerics and religious scholars from...
  • Imams arrested in America are relatives of LeT founder Saeed ( pro-Osama )

    12/10/2006 7:54:35 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies · 1,074+ views
    DILIGENT MEDIA CORPORATION ^ | December 08, 2006 | Amir Mir
    The Pakistani authorities have confirmed the American findings that the imams of three mosques arrested on November 15 in Boston happen to be the close relatives of the founder of the deadly Lashkar-e-Toiba, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, who now heads the Jamaatul Daawa. Pakistani interior ministry sources said that the three Boston-based imams — Hafiz Muhammad Hannan Hafiz Muhammad Masood and Hafiz Mohammad Hamid — are close relatives of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. The sources said they have informed the American authorities that while Hafiz Muhammad Masood and Hafiz Hamid happen to be the real brother of Saeed, Hafiz Muhammad Hannan is...
  • Coalition Officials Welcome Shiite Cleric’s Declaration

    09/03/2007 2:12:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 171+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2007 – Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr’s recent call for a halt to all militia violence in Iraq is a “welcome development,” a Multinational Force Iraq official said during a briefing in Baghdad today. “The Multinational Force Iraq joins the government of Iraq in welcoming Sadr’s publicly articulated commitment to peace,” said Navy Rear Adm. Mark I. Fox, communications division chief for Multinational Force Iraq. “If implemented, Sadr’s order holds the prospect of allowing Iraqi security and coalition forces to intensify their focus on al Qaeda in Iraq and protecting the Iraqi population.” A disruption in...