Keyword: fatwa

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Muslim Leaders Issue Fatwa Against IS Britons

    08/31/2014 11:05:07 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 20 replies
    Yahoo News UK ^ | 31st August 2014 | Yahoo News UK
    'Muslim leaders have reportedly issued a fatwa condemning Britons who fight for extremists in Iraq and Syria. The fatwa, which The Sunday Times newspaper said had been issued by imams, is the strongest denunciation yet by the Muslim community of UK citizens who join militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, formerly known as ISIL and ISIS. Issued by a learned Muslim scholar, a fatwa is an edict that may concern any aspect of Islamic life. Technically it cannot be revoked and dies only with the person it is imposed on. The Sunday Times reported six senior Islamic scholars have endorsed...
  • Egyptian Cleric: Muslim Brotherhood Authorizes 'Anal Jihad' for Lonely Terrorists

    07/14/2014 11:35:36 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 37 replies
    Brietbart - National Security ^ | July 11, 2014 | Frances Martel
    An Egyptian cleric formerly known as the "preacher of the revolution" during the revolt against President Hosni Mubarak warned Egyptian television viewers this week that Muslim Brotherhood sheiks have issued a fatwa permitting "anal jihad" for terrorists far from their wives, which is exactly what it sounds like.
  • ISIS fighters tells families "hand over your daughters for sex" after orders from cleric's fatwa

    06/23/2014 6:13:21 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 69 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 22 June 2014 | Stephen White
    ISIS fighters are ordering terrified families in Iraq to hand over their daughters for sex. Leaflets in the captured cities of Mosul and Tikrit claim the women – virgins or not – must join jihad, or Holy war, and cleanse themselves by sleeping with militants. Those that refuse to do so are violating God’s will, it is claimed, and will be beaten or killed. ISIS fighters have been taking women captive in Syria since last year when a Saudi-based cleric issued a fatwa – religious order telling them to. Now the sick practise is happening to Iraq. (...)
  • Meanwhile, Obama Promotes Death-To-U.S.-Troops Cleric

    06/04/2014 4:16:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Investors.com ^ | June 4, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Quislings: At the same time our president springs dangerous terrorists from prison, he has quietly promoted an Islamic cleric who has issued fatwas calling for the death of U.S. troops with "child bombs." The State Department last week had to apologize for singing the praises of the creep — Sheik Abdallah Bin Bayyah — in a Tweeted message promoting his Muslim Brotherhood organization. But officials there are only sorry they got caught. The same bunch last year issued a visa for the radical cleric so he could visit, of all places, the White House. That's right, the administration knew full...
  • Muslim cleric who backed fatwa on ‘killing of U.S. soldiers’ promoted by State Dept.

    05/26/2014 6:24:47 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2014 | By Adam Kredo
    The State Department’s Counter Terrorism (CT) Bureau promoted on Friday a controversial Muslim scholar whose organization has reportedly backed Hamas and endorsed a fatwa authorizing the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq. The CT bureau on Friday tweeted out a link to the official website of Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, the vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), a controversial organization founded by a Muslim Brotherhood leader “who has called for the death of Jews and Americans and himself is banned from visiting the U.S.,” according to Fox News. Bin Bayyah is reported to have been one...
  • Obama and Kerry Say Iran Issued Fatwa Against Nukes, But It’s Not Listed With the Others

    04/05/2014 1:48:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 4, 2014 - 4:27 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    A State Department spokeswoman expressed surprise Thursday to hear that a purported “fatwa” by Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei prohibiting nuclear weapons, which President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry periodically cite, does not appear on a list of fatwas on Khamenei’s official website. “Oh, really?” Marie Harf said during a press briefing after a reporter brought this to her attention. “I will say, just in general, I’m not an expert on the fatwa process certainly, or on the supreme leader’s website,” she said. “But what I will say, and I think what people have said, is we...
  • Kerry welcomes Khamenei’s anti-nuke fatwa, says Iran can have peaceful nuclear program

    03/23/2014 12:09:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/23/14 | Robert Spencer
    John Kerry and Barack Obama are betting the entire world on the proposition that Khamenei’s statements against nuclear weapons are sincere, and not intended to deceive the Infidels into complacency. Lets hope they’re right, and that this whole thing doesn’t blow up in their faces, and ours. But given their repeated genocidal statements against Israel, it would be better to be prepared for all contingencies. “John Kerry: US Welcomes Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa against N. Weapons,” from Iran’s state-run Fars News Agency, March 22: TEHRAN (FNA)- US Secretary of State John Kerry appreciated the fatwa (religious decree) issued by Supreme Leader...
  • Saudi Sheikh Issues Fatwa Against ... Food Buffets

    03/13/2014 7:18:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Riyadh Connect ^ | Mar 13, 2014 | Riyadh Connect
    Saudi scholar says buffet meals are Haram A member of the Standing Committee of the Council of Senior Scholars, Sheikh Saleh bin Abdullah Al-Fawzan, said that buffets offered at restaurants are haram. The basis of his statement was that buffet meals have a fixed price, but the quantity of food that can be consumed is unknown or unlimited. According to Sabq news, the senior scholar said that the quantity of food and the price of the meals must be clear and known. He was responding to a listener‘s question about buffets on Holy Quran Radio. “One must not simply go...
  • Turkey Decrees Kangaroo & Grasshoppers 'Halal' Food; But Badgers, Martens, Weasels ... Not So Good

    03/11/2014 7:51:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | March/11/2014 | Meltem Özgenç
    Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate says Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) has issued a fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are “halal” food, but Islam bans eating “badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters.” “Islamic scholars agree that ‘halal’ animals that are not mentioned in the Quran and in the hadith [the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad] are those that don’t eat feces and carcasses, and which are therefore neither wild nor coarse,” the Diyanet’s High Committee of Religious Affairs said in response to a citizen’s question. As such, the fatwa continues, kangaroo is classified in the...
  • Fatwa issued against Russell Crowe's new Ł75million blockbuster Noah as three Arab countries ban..

    03/10/2014 6:03:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2014 | Dan Bloom
    One of the world's most respected Islamic institutions has issued a fatwa against a Hollywood epic about Noah's Ark because it 'contradicts the teachings of Islam'. Russell Crowe's Ł75million film Noah has also been banned in three Arab countries after religious leaders complained that it depicted the Biblical figure - who is also a holy messenger in the Koran. Due to premiere later this month, the blockbuster will not show in Qatar, Bahrain or the United Arab Emirates and several other countries are expected to follow suit.
  • 19 Islamic words banned for non-Muslims in Brunei

    02/24/2014 1:06:18 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 61 replies
    The Sun Daily ^ | 2/23/2014 | The Sun Daily
    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Feb 23, 2014): The Brunei government will ban the use of 19 Islamic words, including "Allah" and "masjid", by non-Muslims, according to the Brunei Times today. The ban will take effect from April, the paper said. Under the Syariah Penal Code Order, these words cannot be used with respect to other religions. They are azan; baitullah; Al Quran; Allah; fatwa; Firman Allah; hadith; haji; hukum syara'; ilahi; Ka'bah; kalimah al syahadah; kiblat; masjid; imam; mufti; mu'min; solat; and wali. The Brunei Times quoted Hardifadhillah Mohd Salleh, a senior syariah legal officer of the Islamic Legal Unit as...
  • Muslims 'warned in Fatwa not to live on Mars'

    02/19/2014 8:54:25 PM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 19 Feb 2014 | Barney Henderson
    Fatwa reportedly issued warning Muslims not to make 'hazardous trip' to live on Mars Muslims have been warned in a Fatwa not to go and live on Mars because it would pose "a real risk to life", according to a Dubai news organization. The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE) in the United Arab Emirates said that anyone making such a "hazardous trip" is likely to die for "no righteous reason". They would therefore be liable to a "punishment similar to that of suicide in the Hereafter", the Khaleej Times reported. The Fatwa was apparently issued in response...
  • Muslim leaders issue a fatwa against anyone living on MARS as there is ‘no righteous reason’…

    02/19/2014 11:28:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13:00 EST, 19 February 2014 | Ted Thornhill
    A Fatwa has been issued against living on Mars by clerics who say that trying to set up home there would be un-Islamic. The fatwa—or ruling—was issued by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE) in the UAE after the Mars One organization announced that it would try and establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. The committee argued that an attempt to dwell on the planet would be so hazardous as to be suicidal and killing oneself is not permitted by Islam. …
  • Iranian mullah revives death fatwa against Salman Rushdie over Satanic Verses 25 years after issued

    02/17/2014 6:54:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 14:01 EST, 16 February 2014 | Mia de Graaf
    The Iranian clergy has revived Salman Rushdie’s death fatwa 25 years after it was issued over his “blasphemous” Satanic Verses. On February 14, 1989, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called on all Muslims to murder the award-winning author and anyone involved in the publication of his work. This Friday, senior cleric Ahmad Khatami reminded worshipers at the Tehran Friday prayer that the “historical fatwa” is “as fresh as ever”. He added that even if Rushdie repents, it will not affect the sentence. …
  • (Muslim Brotherhood) Fatwa: Women Who Swim in the Sea Commit Adultery, Should Be Punished

    12/01/2013 11:19:32 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 69 replies
    India Today Online ^ | November 28, 2013 | India Today Online
    Fatwa: Women who swim in the sea commit adultery, should be punished • "When a woman goes swimming, as the word for sea is masculine, when "the water touches the woman's private parts, she becomes an 'adulteress' and should be punished." - Summary of a report titled "The misguided Fatwas of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis", as published in the Al Masry Al Youm. A report by a committee set up by Al Azhar, one of the oldest and most prestigious Islamic universities in Cairo, to study the fatwas issued by the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis reveals how Islamists view...
  • ‘Muslim Jesus’ Demands Sharia Law and Jizya Tribute

    11/27/2013 5:05:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 27, 2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - ‘Muslim Jesus’ Demands Sharia Law and Jizya TributePosted By Raymond Ibrahim On November 27, 2013 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Time and again, Muslims, especially those in Egypt, project Islamic thinking onto Christians: thus the Coptic church has been accused of smuggling and storing weapons in its churches to take over the nation (when in fact mosques are regularly exposed housing illegal weapons for the jihad); of kidnapping and torturing Coptic girls who convert to Islam (when in fact Muslim converts to Christianity—apostates—are regularly beat, imprisoned, and sometimes killed); and...
  • Fatwa forbids Muslims from traveling to Mars

    11/04/2013 6:08:44 AM PST · by Kip Russell · 42 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Nov 1, 2013
    Muslims are forbidden from traveling to Mars: Islamic cleric issues a fatwa against any manned mission to Mars. Sheikh Ali al Hemki, a member of Saudi Arabia's board of religious scholars, has issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from traveling to Mars, according to a news report published Oct. 31. The fatwa is a result of concerns and criticisms coming from Islamic scholars about Mars One, an ambitious attempt to organise a manned mission to the Red Planet. The mission has drawn applications from more than 200 thousand people worldwide. 477 Saudi citizens have applied for the mission, and six have...
  • Clerics rule besieged Damascus residents may eat dogs

    10/15/2013 5:31:08 PM PDT · by haffast · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 October 2013 Last updated at 11:09 ET | Sebastian Usher
    A group of Syrian clerics have issued a ruling - or fatwa - allowing people living in besieged suburbs of Damascus to eat meat that is normally forbidden. In a video, the Muslim clerics said people could eat cats, dogs and donkeys to stave off hunger. The fatwa comes amid reports of starvation in the besieged, rebel-held Damascus suburb of Muadhamiya. Aid agencies have urged the government to allow humanitarian supplies to the area, where many residents are trapped. Hundreds of civilians, some carried on stretchers, were able to flee Muadhamiya at the weekend following a temporary ceasefire. 'Absurd situation'...
  • Phony fatwa? Group claims Iranian anti-nuke edict cited by Obama a hoax

    09/30/2013 7:27:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Sept 30, 2012 | FoxNews
    On Friday, Obama cited a “fatwa,” or religious edict, from Iran’s all-powerful Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, banning the pursuit of nuclear weapons. "I do believe that there is a basis for a resolution [because] Iran’s Supreme Leader has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons,” Obama told reporters. “There is no such fatwa. It is a lie from the Iranians, a deception, and it is tragic that President Obama has endorsed it,” MEMRI Founder and President Yigal Carmon told FoxNews.com.
  • Now Fatwa Against Photography! (Behold ... "The Religion of Peace")

    09/11/2013 7:59:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    BDNews24.com ^ | 2013-09-11 | News Desk, bdnews24.com
    Now Fatwa against photography! India's leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa branding photography ‘unlawful and a sin’. Mufti Abdul Qasim Nomani, Mohtamim (Vice-Chancellor) of the institution, has said Islam does not permit videotaping of marriages or taking of pictures to save as mementos. "Photography is un-Islamic. Muslims are not allowed to get their photos clicked unless it is for an identity card or for making a passport," he was quoted as telling the Press Trust of India over phone. Saudi Arabia allows photographers inside Makkah and live telecast of namaz and Hajj on TV across the...
  • No Killing of Believer Lice in Muslim Beards – Beheading Christians is Still OK

    08/27/2013 7:53:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | August 27, 2013 | Dean Garrison
    Sometimes I stumble upon a story that I can’t pass up. This is one of those times. It would be morally wrong to have a couple of slices of bacon with your eggs but by all means you can not disturb or try to eradicate the blessed lice living in Muslim beards, for they are special lice that were sent forth by Allah. I am not making this up.
  • Sharia Committee Issues Fatwa Against ... Croissants

    07/31/2013 7:50:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 30 July 2013 | Al Arabiya
    Aleppo rebel religious committee forbids ‘colonial’ croissants A sharia committee in a rebel-held area of Aleppo issued a fatwa deeming croissants ‘haram’ (forbidden in Islamic law) because of their “colonial” significance, pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat reported on Tuesday. Croissants’ crescent shape celebrates European victory over Muslims, according to the fatwa (religious ruling). Rebel-controlled areas of the Syrian city have experienced several strict fatwas recently from Islamic sharia committees. Such edicts are uncommon in Aleppo’s society, which usually adheres to moderate Islamic teachings, Asharq al-Awsat reported. A sharia committee in the city issued a fatwa on Facebook prohibiting “Muslim women...
  • Taliban-style edict for women spreads alarm in Afghan district

    07/20/2013 4:55:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 20, 2013 | By Rob Taylor and Folad Hamdard
    One of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's main religious advisers will not overturn a decree issued by clerics in the north reimposing Taliban-style curbs on women, in another sign of returning conservatism as NATO forces leave the country. The eight article decree, issued late in June, bars women from leaving home without a male relative, while shutting cosmetic shops on the pretext they were being used for prostitution - an accusation residents and police reject. "There is no way these shops could have stayed open. Shops are for business, not adultery," Enayatullah Baligh, a member of the top religious panel, the...
  • Syria: Christian Girl Falls Victim to Horrendous Sex Crimes by Jihadists

    07/11/2013 10:34:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 11, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Obama is backing these savages. Thank heaven there are still decent human beings in Congress: Intelligence panels cut off aid to Syrian rebels, Obama says he will arm them anyway "Syria: Christian Girl Falls Victim to Horrendous Crimes" Persecution. org, July 4, 2013 Rape and atrocities on a young Christian in Qusair ICC Note: Troubling news continues to pour out of Syria as the war-torn country becomes a hotbed for religious extremism. Witnesses report civilians suffer immensely at the hands of rebel-imposed Shari’ah law. One, a young Christian girl from rebel-controlled Qusair, was systematically married, raped and divorced 15 times,...
  • Fatwa By Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: Mursi Must Remain President; Al-Qaradhawi's Son In Response:...

    07/11/2013 9:21:31 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 11, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Make no mistake, the Muslim Brotherhood murderers will not go quietly. And they know they have Obama in their back pocket. Perhaps Americans will begin to understand why these jihadists were banned under Mubarak. Fatwa By Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: Mursi Must Remain President; Al-Qaradhawi's Son In Response: You Taught Us That 'Freedom Comes Before The Shari'a' MEMRI, July 11, 2013 On July 6, 2013, three days after Egyptian President Muhammad Mursi was ousted by his opponents and by the Egyptian military, Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi, who heads the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), issued a fatwa determining that Mursi's removal...
  • Obama Advised to Acknowledge Iran’s Nuclear ‘Fatwa’

    04/19/2013 12:55:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 19, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    President Obama should acknowledge an Iranian fatwa prohibiting nuclear weapons “as one of the bases for nuclear negotiations,” according to a report urging a new push to engage Tehran, endorsed by a group of former senior government officials. Iranian officials periodically cite a purported fatwa (religious ruling) by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei saying the production, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons is forbidden under Islam, although the notion is viewed with skepticism by some critics, Muslims among them. The fatwa was supposedly issued in 2005, but since then the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has in a number of...
  • Teenager exposes India's 'one month wives' sex tourism (ROP)

    04/14/2013 6:19:15 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 22 replies
    Telegraph ^ | April 14, 2013 | By Dean Nelson
    Campaigners for Muslim women's rights said while short term 'contract marriages' are illegal in India and forbidden in Islam, they are increasing in Hyderabad, in southern India, where wealthy foreigners, local agents and 'Qazis' – government-appointed Muslim priests – are exploiting poverty among the city's Muslim families.
  • New Fatwa permits rape of non-Sunni women in Syria

    04/09/2013 4:55:24 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4/2/2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Yet another Islamic cleric recently made it permissible for the Islamic fighters waging a jihad in Syria—politely known as “the opposition”—to rape the nation’s women. Salafi Sheikh Yasir al-‘Ajlawni, a Jordanian of origin who lived in Damascus, Syria for 17 years, posted a YouTube video last week where he said he was preparing to issue a “legitimate fatwa” making it legal (in the eyes of Islam) for those Muslims fighting to topple secular president Bashar Assad and install Sharia law to “capture and have sex with” all non-Sunni women, specifically naming Assad’s own sect, the Alawites, as well as the...
  • New Fatwa Permits Rape of Non-Sunni Women in Syria - politely known as “the opposition"

    04/03/2013 9:24:50 AM PDT · by opentalk · 24 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 2, 2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Yet another Islamic cleric recently made it permissible for the Islamic fighters waging a jihad in Syria—politely known as “the opposition”—to rape the nation’s women. Salafi Sheikh Yasir al-‘Ajlawni, a Jordanian of origin who earlier lived in Damascus, Syria for 17 years, posted a YouTube video last week where he said he was preparing to issue a “legitimate fatwa” making it legal (in the eyes of Islam) for those Muslims fighting to topple secular president Bashar Assad and install Sharia law to “capture and have sex with” all non-Sunni women, specifically naming Assad’s own sect, the Alawites, as well as...
  • Fatwa issued against Muslim travel to Aksa Mosque

    03/13/2013 9:13:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    JPost.com ^ | 3/13/13 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    The Palestine Scholars Association, a radical Islamic body in the Palestinian territories, issued a fatwa on Wednesday banning foreign Muslims from visiting the Temple Mount as long as Jerusalem is under Israeli control. Dr. Maher al-Huli, head of the fatwa department in the PSA, said that non-Palestinian Muslims should refrain from visiting the Al-Aksa Mosque “while it remains captive by the state of the Jews.” He said in a fatwa that Muslims were instead entrusted by God with “liberating and saving the mosque from the Jewish usurpers and restoring it to the glory of Muslims.” The fatwa came in response...
  • “Burkas for babies” : Saudi cleric’s new fatwa causes controversy

    02/03/2013 3:59:20 PM PST · by dervish · 21 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 2/3/13 | Mohammad Alyousei
    A Saudi cleric has called for all female babies to be fully covered by wearing the face veil, commonly known as the burka, citing reports of little girls being sexually molested. In a TV interview on the Islamic al-Majd TV, which seems to date back to mid-last year, Sheikh Abdullah Daoud, stressed that wearing the veil will protect baby girls. The Sheikh tried to back his assertion with claims of sexual molestation against babies in the kingdom, quoting unnamed medical and security sources. Recently picked up on social media, Sheikh Dauod’s statement prompted wide condemnation from his fellow Saudis on...
  • Australian Mosque Posts Facebook ‘Fatwa’ on Christmas…Then Takes It Down

    12/25/2012 7:02:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/25/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The largest mosque in Australia posted a Facebook “fatwa” against Christmas — warning followers that it’s a “sin” even to wish people a Merry Christmas — before taking it down, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. The ruling, posted Saturday by the Lakemba Mosque in Sydney, said the “disbelievers are trying to draw Muslims away from the straight path” and that “a Muslim is neither allowed to celebrate the Christmas Day nor is he allowed to congratulate [Christians].” It went up following a sermon from the mosque’s head imam against participating in any Christmas-related activities. On wishing people a Merry Christmas,...
  • Another bright day in multicultural Sydney

    12/24/2012 8:10:02 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 23 Dec 12 | Andrew Bolt
    A news roundup from today’s Sydney Morning Herald, giving another bracing insight into the success of our immigration program. Item one: When two men in traditional Middle Eastern dress sat down with the owner of a Bankstown restaurant recently, they were after only one thing. At first they shared a hookah pipe and chatted amiably about religion, but the conversation quickly turned to extortion: they wanted $50,000 in exchange for ‘’protection’’. The terrified restaurant owner told Fairfax Media they asked him a menacing question he was sure was rhetoric: ‘’Have you heard of Brothers 4 Life?’’ It’s a question many...
  • Egyptian Court Sentences Americans To Death

    11/28/2012 4:29:58 PM PST · by WXRGina · 25 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | November 28, 2012 | Scooter Van Neuter
    An Egyptian court has sentenced to death in absentia seven Egyptians, a Florida-based American pastor, and the Editor in Chief of this site. The Egyptians were found guilty of being associated with an anti-Islam film that sparked riots throughout the Muslim world, the Florida pastor was convicted for burning a Koran, and Big Hairy News chief Scooter Van Neuter was sentenced to death for posting a series of portraits of the Prophet Muhammad. "I deeply regret that the Egyptian court took offense to our artwork," said Van Neuter as he made final preparations to move to an undisclosed location. "It...
  • The ‘Hybrid View’ of Benghazi

    11/18/2012 11:36:24 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 2:30 PM, Nov 17, 2012 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The Washington Post reports that “the CIA and other intelligence analysts have settled on what amounts to a hybrid view” of September 11, 2012, “suggesting that the Cairo protest sparked militants in Libya, who quickly mobilized an assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi.”  What the Post doesn’t say is that the Cairo protest was itself an al Qaeda-infused, if not outright orchestrated, event.The “hybrid” explanation is a compromise, of sorts, between two competing narratives. The first suggested that a protest against an anti-Islam film in Benghazi led to a “spontaneous” assault on the US consulate there. We know that version...
  • Islamic Countries Seek Ban on Insults at The United Nations

    09/24/2012 7:42:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, September 24, 2012 | Guy Taylor
    Muslim-led nations seek ban on insult As the U.N. General Assembly convenes this week in New York, several leaders of mostly Muslim nations are suggesting that the world body consider sanctions on blasphemy, amid widespread protests against an amateur movie that denigrates Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will focus at least part of his remarks on the film when he addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. “I am the prime minister of a nation, of which most are Muslims, that has declared anti-Semitism a crime against humanity. But the West hasn’t recognized...
  • Muslims protest outside Scottish Parliament: "We demand international law to stop religious hatred"

    09/23/2012 10:18:51 PM PDT · by bronxville · 36 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 09-21-2012 | Robert Spencer
    And they'll get it, too. Once they do, the ones who get to decide what constitutes "religious hatred," as opposed to the telling of unpleasant truths, will wield immense political power, and become a protected class within society. Note also that the police carted off one pro-freedom voice, while Islamic supremacists are allowed to heckle and shout down counter-jihadists with impunity. "Protests against US anti-Islam film reach Scottish Parliament," from The Scotsman, September 21 (thanks to Twostellas): AROUND 150 Muslims have demonstrated outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh calling for a ban on offensive material such as the anti-Islam film...
  • Obama’s dangerous consistency [Death Fatwa Issued Against Film Makers)

    09/21/2012 12:17:46 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/20/2012 | Caroline Glick
    ....Salafi cleric Ahmad Fouad Ashoush issued a fatwa on Islamic websites last weekend calling for American and European Muslims to murder those involved with the movie. His religious ruling was translated by the SITE Intelligence Group on Monday. Ashoush wrote, “Those bastards who did this film are belligerent disbelievers. I issue a fatwa and call on the Muslim youth in America and Europe to do this duty, which is to kill the director, the producer and the actors and everyone who helped and promoted the film. “So, hurry, hurry, O Muslim youth in America and Europe, and teach those filthy...
  • Indonesian Cleric Calls On Muslims To Kill U.S. Diplomats In Revenge For Mohammed Film…

    09/19/2012 3:18:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 19, 2012
    Via Global Post: One of Indonesia’s most notorious hardline Muslim clerics has issued a jailhouse proclamation to his faithful: feel free to mimic the coordinated attacks on America’s Libyan embassy in Indonesia.There is still speculation as to whether those attacks, which killed U.S. envoy J. Christopher Stevens, were provoked by the poorly made, anti-Islam “Innocence of Muslims” video posted on YouTube.But Abu Bakar Bashir, a cheerleader for violent jihad still in prison for organizing the 2002 bombings in Bali, is clear in stating that the film must be answered with violent reprisals.In an interview with Indonesian outlet “Voice of al-Islam,”...
  • The Smoking Gun: Smuggling the Sheikh's Documents

    06/04/2002 9:54:06 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 111+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 3, 2002
    FBI affidavit details Abdel-Rahman's jailhouse pipeline JUNE 3--Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman laughed at the ease with which his legal team improperly smuggled messages that allowed the Muslim extremist to continue directing terrorist operations while serving a life sentence in a Minnesota prison cell, according to a sealed FBI affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun. Abdel-Rahman joked that "trained doves" were transporting messages to his disciples. "I really would like that they arrest those doves. I wish that one day I read, 'The FBI was able to arrest the doves that are contacting the Sheikh.'" The convicted terrorist then added, "as...
  • Egypt: Fatwa Bans Christian Priests from Public Transportation to Church

    07/24/2012 5:33:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 7/24/12 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Dr. Yassir al-Burhami, a prominent figure in Egypt's Salafi movement and vice president of the Salafi Call—the same sheikh who seeks to punish Muslim apostates, condemns Mother's Day, and advocates deceiving Israel—has just issued a fatwa, published in the "Voice of the Righteous Salaf," forbidding Muslim taxi-drivers and bus-drivers from transporting Coptic Christian priests to their churches, which he depicted as "more forbidden than taking someone to a liquor bar." This analogy, of course, does not begin with Sheikh Burhami, but traces back to some of Islam's early giants, including Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn Qayyim, who agreed that "building churches...
  • When Jihad Came to America (Omar Abdel Rahman)

    03/28/2008 2:08:28 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 6 replies · 371+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March 2008 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    When Jihad Came to America by Andrew C. McCarthy On May 2 and 3, 1990, the U.S. embassy in Cairo alerted its counterpart in Khartoum that Egypt’s “leading radical,” Omar Abdel Rahman, was on his way to Sudan. Warning that his ultimate plan might be to seek exile in the United States, the Cairo embassy asked its colleagues to pass along any information they might learn about his activities on Sudanese soil. What did U.S. officials already know about Abdel Rahman in 1990? As the 9/11 Commission would later determine, they knew that he had been arrested repeatedly in Egypt...
  • Google Removes 640 Videos from YouTube Promoting Terrorism

    06/18/2012 11:32:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 7:11AM BST 18 Jun 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Google removed 640 videos from YouTube in the second half of last year amid fears they promoted terrorism. The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) made a request for five user accounts to be closed for allegedly promoting terrorism. Google agreed and deleted the 640 videos."
  • Ex-CIA spy in Iran's Revolutionary Guard: Baghdad talks highlight Western naivete

    05/23/2012 10:09:39 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 1 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/23/2012 | Reza Kahlili
    It's hard to overestimate the degree of naivet� on the part of the West as it heads toward another round of nuclear talks with Iran in Baghdad today. Clearly, Iran is stalling for time to develop a nuclear weapon. One example: In talks last month in Istanbul, Tehran seems to have convinced international negotiators of the sincerity and weight of a fatwa, or religious edict, by the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that a nuclear bomb is haram — forbidden — in Islam. Last week, for instance, former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard said the fatwa will help promote confidence...
  • German rapper gets second death fatwa

    05/14/2012 4:41:05 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 3 replies
    Second death fatwa been issued in Iran against German based rapper born in Teheran
  • The ‘fatwa’ follies Iran plays Team O for suckers

    05/12/2012 9:38:16 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/12/12 | Amir Taheri
    ...the State Department...deliberations center on the meaning of a fatwa supposedly issued in 2005 by Iran’s “Supreme Guide” Ali Khamenei...a fatwa is a religious opinion issued by a mujtahid (senior theologian) in response to a question from believers...Iran’s recent propaganda claims that, in the supposed fatwa, Khamenei declared nuclear weapons to be unacceptable in Islam. ... To start with, no one seems to have seen the text of the supposed fatwa. Khamenei’s own Web site has no trace of it in any of the dozen languages it uses. Nor has anyone seen the text in any of the many propaganda...
  • [Islamic] fascism - creeping in "moderate" Malaysia

    05/08/2012 12:20:41 PM PDT · by Milagros · 2 replies
    Kedah's new fatwa ruling anti-democratic Front APRIL 19 - The Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) reads reports of Kedah's new fatwa ruling with alarm.According to The Star, the ruling enacted by the Kedah State Assembly on Tuesday will ensure that a fatwa decided by the mufti and fatwa committee "cannot be challenged, appealed, reviewed, denied or questioned in any civil court or syariah court."This ban against any challenge to all of Kedah's fatwas practically grants the mufti and fatwa committee absolute say in matters concerning religion - a clear breach of democracy.What took place on Tuesday, in other words, was nothing...
  • Arab seller of Hebron house said sentenced to death (Muslim apartheid Palestine)

    04/18/2012 1:29:22 AM PDT · by Milagros · 7 replies
    TimesOfIsrael / JTA ^ | April 16, 2012
    Arab seller of Hebron house said sentenced to death Local settler leaders seek UN, US, EU intervention April 16, 2012, 2:28 JERUSALEM (JTA) - Jewish leaders in Hebron have called for international intervention to help the Palestinian man sentenced to death for selling a home near the Cave of the Patriarchs to Jews. A letter on behalf of Muhammad Abu Shahala, a former intelligence agent for the Palestinian Authority, was signed by Hebron Jewish community leaders David Wilder and Noam Arnon, and addressed to, among others, the secretary-general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon; U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton;...
  • Al-Qaida's online forums go dark  

    04/02/2012 4:31:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 47 replies
    UPI ^ | Published: April 2, 2012 at 2:37 PM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- A blackout of al-Qaida's main Web sites is in its 11th day, and officials think the forums may have been brought down in a cyberattack. While no one has claimed credit for disabling the sites..." SNIPPET: "The loss of information typically confuses and frustrates the readers of the Web sites. "It leaves the rank-and-file to guess which messages and which messengers are genuine al-Qaida, and provides undercover operators with new opportunities to disrupt the movement," said A. Aaron Weisburd, senior fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute."
  • Muslims Told Valentine’s Day Can Invoke Wrath of God ("Allah")

    02/10/2012 7:41:53 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    The Malayasian Insider ^ | February 10, 2012 | The Malayasian Insider
    Muslims told Valentine’s Day can invoke wrath of God KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — An invitation “to be my Valentine” on February 14 is against Islamic beliefs and would incur the wrath of Allah, Muslims were told today in the official Friday sermon prepared by the federal government. The sermon warned Muslims against celebrating Valentine’s Day, which the federal Islamic authorities claimed was in breach of the tenets of their religion. In the text of a sermon provided by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) titled “Awas jerat Valentine” (Beware Valentine’s trap), Muslims were told that asking someone to...