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  • Al-Qaeda number two plotting World Cup terrorist attack

    05/18/2010 1:15:26 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies · 527+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/17/2010 | Richard Spencer
    Osama bin Laden's closest al-Qaeda lieutenant has been plotting a terrorist attack on the World Cup, Iraqi police said. According to investigators, Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Laden's number two, was conspiring with an al-Qaeda operative who was arrested in Baghdad two weeks ago. The operative, named as Abdullah Azzam Saleh Misfar al-Qahtani and said to be a former Saudi army colonel who had travelled to Iraq and become security chief for al-Qaeda's local branch, has been accused of organising suicide bombings in two cities south of Baghdad. Abdullah Azam al-Qahtani Major General Qassim Atta, head of security in Baghdad, said he...
  • Fatwa: Opposing Nude Body Scanners

    06/17/2010 8:58:45 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 32 replies · 653+ views
    Islam21c.com ^ | Sunday, 13 June 2010 | Haitham Al-Haddad
    Fatwa:Thus, it is waajib (obligatory) upon every Muslim (who is able) to stand against these scanners, and in the event of their continued implementation, to call for the option of a pat-down at the very least.Given the current draconian measure of implementing nude body scanners in the UK, Muslims and others are being forced to shed the notion of decency and be exposed to strangers all in the pretext of maintaining ‘acceptable levels of security’.Airport staff have been using the scanners for personal gratification, an abhorrent phenomenon. It is seemingly acceptable to view the genitalia of all, including our children.The...
  • On why Christians should try to convert Muslims

    06/12/2010 7:19:31 AM PDT · by comps4spice · 20 replies · 865+ views
    Macleans ^ | May 21, 2010 | Kate Fillion
    Q: What does Islam do to the liberal psyche? A: Confuses it. The liberal psyche wants to protect minorities, to apologize for imperialism, colonialism, slavery, and the appalling treatment of black people during the civil rights movement. At the same time, they want to continue to defend the rights of individuals. They’ve convinced themselves that the best way to do that in general is to defend the cultures that are non-white. But what they forget, and what they’re being confronted with, is that non-white cultures contain misogynistic, collectivist, tribal, gay-unfriendly and female-hostile traditions. And so they’re confused: on the one...
  • New Fatwa Calls on Men to Drink Women's Breast-Milk

    06/07/2010 5:57:41 PM PDT · by Natural Born 54 · 50 replies · 183+ views
    Middle East Forum ^ | June 4, 2010 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Now, a high-ranking Saudi, Sheikh Abdul Mohsin al-Abaican, a consultant at Saudi Arabia's royal court, has issued a fatwa asserting that ...women could give their milk to men to establish a degree of maternal relations and get around a strict religious ban on mixing between unrelated men and women. [Because] a man who often entered a house and came in contact with the womenfolk there should be made symbolically related to the women by drinking milk from one of the women. Under the fatwa, the act would preclude any sexual relations between the man and the donor woman and her...
  • NYC bus ads asking 'Leaving Islam?' cause a stir

    05/26/2010 1:46:42 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 647+ views
    hosted ^ | May 26 | DEEPTI HAJELA
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The questions on the ads aren't subtle: Leaving Islam? Fatwa on your head? Is your family threatening you? A conservative activist and the organizations she leads have paid several thousand dollars for the ads to run on at least 30 city buses for a month. The ads point to a website called RefugefromIslam.com, which offers information to those wishing to leave Islam, but some Muslims are calling the ads a smoke screen for an anti-Muslim agenda.
  • Iranian Groupie 'Risks Life' For Book On Bedding Famous Rockers (Groupie 'Slut' Target Of Fatwa?)

    05/25/2010 6:12:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 1,353+ views
    msn.nz ^ | 25/05/2010 | msn.nz
    Iranian groupie 'risks life' for book on bedding famous rockers A self-proclaimed "slut" from Iran may become the target of Muslim extremists after she penned a book about having sex with the world's most famous rockers. Roxana Shirazi, who lived in Tehran until she was 10, claims to have had sexual encounters with members of Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Velvet Revolver, Papa Roach and Skid Row. Several editors and agents reportedly refused to work with her on the book, titled The Last Living Slut: Born in Iran, Bred Backstage, for fear of enraging the Muslim community. "I haven't attacked...
  • Gen. Petraeus statement on Saudi Fatwa on Financing of Terrorism

    05/25/2010 12:14:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 488+ views
    CENTCOM.mil ^ | May 21, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Gen. Petraeus statement on Saudi Fatwa on Financing of Terrorism U.S. Central Command MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (May 21, 2010) - U. S. Central Commander, General David Petraeus, released the following statement today regarding the recent fatwa issued by The Council of Senior Scholars in Saudi Arabia which, for the first time, specifically condemns and outlaws financing terrorism as a violation of Islamic law. "Last month in Riyadh, the Council of Senior Scholars issued an important fatwa that deserves wider recognition than it has received. The Council has, of course, issued fatwas...
  • Saudi Scholar's Fatwa Wades Into Controversy (Men Should Drink Breast Milk Before Contact w/ Women)

    05/23/2010 1:48:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies · 1,077+ views
    gulfnews.com ^ | May 22, 2010 | Habib Toumi, Bahrain Bureau Chief
    Saudi scholar's fatwa wades into controversy Saudi scholar gets into trouble for saying that women could give their milk to men for maternal relations Manama: A Saudi scholar has waded into controversy after he said that women could give their milk to men to establish a degree of maternal relations and get around a strict religious ban on mixing between unrelated men and women. According to Shaikh Abdul Mohsin Al Abaican, a consultant at Saudi Arabia's royal court, a man who often entered a house and came in contact with the womenfolk there should be made symbolically related to the...
  • Muslim Deoband fatwa: It's illegal for women to work, support family

    05/12/2010 8:56:38 PM PDT · by Cronos · 15 replies · 341+ views
    The Times of India ^ | May 12, 2010, 02.40am IST | Pervez Iqbal Siddiqui
    LUCKNOW: Darul Uloom Deoband, the self-appointed guardian for Indian Muslims, in a Talibanesque fatwa that reeked of tribal patriarchy, has decreed that it is "haram" and illegal according to the Sharia for a family to accept a woman's earnings. Clerics at the largest Sunni Muslim seminary after Cairo's Al-Azhar said the decree flowed from the fact that the Sharia prohibited proximity of men and women in the workplace "It is unlawful (under the Sharia law) for Muslim women to work in the government or private sector where men and women work together and women have to talk with men frankly...
  • 'South Park' and the Informal Fatwa

    04/28/2010 9:45:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 419+ views
    wsj ^ | 4/27/10 | AYAAN HIRSI ALI
    The veiled threats against the Comedy Central show's creators should be taken very seriously. 'South Park" is hilarious, right? Not any more. Last week, Zachary Adam Chesser—a 20-year-old Muslim convert who now goes by the name Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee—posted a warning on the Web site RevolutionMuslim.com following the 200th episode of the show on Comedy Central. The episode, which trotted out many celebrities the show has previously satirized, also "featured" the Prophet Muhammad: He was heard once from within a U-Haul truck and a second time from inside a bear costume.
  • Islamic Web site warns ‘South Park' creators (Denmark R US)

    04/21/2010 9:09:36 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 19 replies · 787+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | Ty Tagami
    A Web site that promotes Islam is warning the creators of the television cartoon "South Park" that they could be killed for airing a recent show that depicted the Muslim prophet Muhammad in a bear suit. The site says in an entry posted Thursday that the authors of the irreverent cable show, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, could wind up like Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh. He was killed by a radical Islamist in 2004 after making a movie that featured a beaten, naked Muslim woman covered in writings from the Quran. The post includes a photograph of van Gogh...
  • Radical Islamic Website Issues Warning To “South Park” Creators

    04/21/2010 10:48:55 AM PDT · by TigerBait · 37 replies · 1,133+ views
    http://www.popcrunch.com ^ | April 20, 2010 | Castina
    <p>A radical Islamic website is warning the creators of the long-running Comedy Central series South Park that they could face violent retribution for depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit during an episode broadcast airing week, CNN.com reported Tuesday.</p>
  • Muslim Egyptian Girl Who Converted to Christianity Subjected to Acid Attack

    04/18/2010 12:54:47 AM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies · 1,367+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | Friday, April 16, 2010 | by dan Wooding
    Note: Photos included. Friday, April 16, 2010 Muslim Egyptian Girl Who Converted to Christianity Subjected to Acid Attack By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT (ANS) -- The Assyrian International News Agency (www.aina.org), is reporting the shocking news that Dina el-Gowhary, a 15-year-old Egyptian Muslim-born girl who converted to Christianity, has been subjected to an acid attack, the latest in a string of failed attempts by Muslim fanatics against her and her father, 57-year-old Peter Athanasius (Maher el-Gowhary), who converted to Christianity 35 years ago. In a story written by Mary Abdelmassih for AINA, several Fatwa's were issued...
  • Mormon Church gives rare glimpse inside luxurious Langley temple

    04/09/2010 7:22:14 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 230 replies · 2,064+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | April 7, 2010 | Douglas Todd
    <p>In a province in which a breakaway sect of Mormon fundamentalist polygamists...draws continuing controversy, the mainline Mormon Church realizes it has to work hard to show its wholesome face to the world.</p> <p>Because of a history of tense relationships with conventional Christians...Latter-Day Saints have been going out of their way...to dispel outsiders' suspicions...they are a "secretive" religion.</p>
  • Swedish artist: cartoon murder plot 'low-tech'

    03/10/2010 9:57:04 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 281+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 10, 2010 | LOUISE NORDSTROM and KARL RITTER
    STOCKHOLM (AP) -- A Swedish artist who angered Muslims by drawing the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog said Wednesday he has no regrets and believes the suspects in an alleged plot to kill him were not professionals. Lars Vilks, who has faced numerous death threats over the controversial cartoon, said he has built his own defense system, including a "homemade" safe room and a barbed-wire sculpture that could electrocute potential intruders. He said he also has an ax "to chop down" anyone trying to climb through the windows of his home in southern Sweden.
  • Islamic scholar Tahir ul-Qadri issues terrorism fatwa (global ruling)

    03/03/2010 5:47:17 AM PST · by NYer · 22 replies · 702+ views
    BBC ^ | March 2, 2010 | Dominic Casciani
    An influential Muslim scholar has issued a global ruling against terrorism and suicide bombing.Dr Tahir ul-Qadri, from Pakistan, says his 600-page judgement, known as a fatwa, completely dismantles al-Qaeda's violent ideology. The scholar describes al-Qaeda as an "old evil with a new name" that has not been sufficiently challenged. The scholar's movement is growing in the UK and has attracted the interest of policymakers and security chiefs. In his religious ruling, delivered in London, Dr Qadri says that Islam forbids the massacre of innocent citizens and suicide bombings. Although many scholars have made similar rulings in the past, Dr Qadri...
  • Islamic Scholar Issues Anti-Terrorism Fatwa

    03/02/2010 6:22:49 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 5 replies · 241+ views
    Sky News (UK) ^ | 2 March 2010 | Mark White, Sky News
    Islamic Scholar Issues Anti-Terrorism Fatwa A prominent Islamic scholar will use a speech in London to issue a 600-page religious edict, denouncing terrorists and suicide bombers as "unbelievers". .... "The reality is that whatever these terrorists are doing it is not martyrdom. All these activities are taking them to hellfire." --Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri
  • Influential Islamic scholar to issue fatwa against terrorism

    03/02/2010 1:39:25 AM PST · by the scotsman · 11 replies · 507+ views
    BBC News ^ | 2nd March 2010 | BBC News
    An influential Muslim scholar is to issue in London a global ruling against terrorism and suicide bombing. Dr Tahir ul-Qadri, from Pakistan, says his 600-page judgement, known as a fatwa, completely dismantles al-Qaeda's violent ideology. The scholar describes al-Qaeda as an "old evil with a new name" which has not been sufficiently challenged. The scholar's movement is growing in the UK and has attracted the interest of policymakers and security chiefs. In his religious ruling, Dr Qadri says that Islam forbids the massacre of innocent citizens and suicide bombings.'
  • Islamic Scholar Issues Anti-Terrorism Fatwa

    03/02/2010 2:03:59 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 14 replies · 697+ views
    Sky News ^ | Mar 2, 2010 | Mark White
    A prominent Islamic scholar will use a speech in London to issue a 600-page religious edict, denouncing terrorists and suicide bombers as "unbelievers". Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri is a leading figure who has promoted peace and interfaith dialogue for 30 years. He said he felt compelled to issue the fatwa because of concerns about the radicalisation of British Muslims at university campuses and because there had been a lack of condemnation of extremism by Muslim clerics and scholars. Ul Qadri says his fatwa, which is aimed at persuading young Muslims to turn their backs on extremism, goes further than any...
  • Aligarh Muslim University Professor Suspended For Being Gay

    02/17/2010 12:12:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 937+ views
    TimesofIndia ^ | February 17, 2010 | Manjari Mishra
    Aligarh Muslim University Professor Suspended For Being Gay Manjari Mishra, Feb 18, 2010 LUCKNOW: An Aligarh Muslim University professor, on the verge of retirement, was suspended after some students set up cameras to catch him having consensual sex with a rickshaw-puller in his campus home, and sent the video film to university authorities. Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, reader and chairman of Modern Indian Languages at AMU, now says he won't challenge his suspension and would voluntarily leave. Siras's decision not to question his suspension has come as a relief to AMU authorities, who are more than keen to bury the...
  • Muslim-American body issues fatwa against airport body scanners

    02/12/2010 7:09:10 AM PST · by Schnucki · 75 replies · 1,473+ views
    Times of India ^ | February 12, 2010
    WASHINGTON: Some Muslim-American groups are supporting a fatwa issued by a body of Islamic scholars forbidding Muslims from going through full body scanners at airports, a media report said. The Fiqh Council of North America issued the religious ruling this week that says going through the airport scanners would violate Islamic rules on modesty, Free Press reported. "It is a violation of clear Islamic teachings that men or women be seen naked by other men and women," reads the fatwa issued Tuesday. "Islam highly emphasises haya (modesty) and considers it part of faith. The Quran has commanded the believers, both...
  • Muslim-American body issues fatwa against airport body scanners

    02/12/2010 12:22:21 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 64 replies · 1,553+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 12 February 2010, 12:47pm | IANS
    WASHINGTON: Some Muslim-American groups are supporting a fatwa issued by a body of Islamic scholars forbidding Muslims from going through full body scanners at airports, a media report said. The Fiqh Council of North America issued the religious ruling this week that says going through the airport scanners would violate Islamic rules on modesty, Free Press reported. "It is a violation of clear Islamic teachings that men or women be seen naked by other men and women," reads the fatwa issued Tuesday. "Islam highly emphasises haya (modesty) and considers it part of faith. The Quran has commanded the believers, both...
  • Calling on all Dutch Embassies to free Geert Wilders

    01/13/2010 6:25:57 PM PST · by NDJeep · 8 replies · 745+ views
    E-mail from Geert Wilders Supporters | January 13, 2010 | NDJeep
    I just received this e-mail as an American fan and supporter of Geert Wilders: Dear Supporters of Geert Wilders: We are asking for your assistance in Calling on all Dutch Embassies to free Geert Wilders At the following link, you will find a list of all Dutch embassies and consulates abroad: http://www.embassiesabroad.com/embassies-of/Netherlands#668 We are sending this request to you and many thousands of people the world over who have expressed support for Geert Wilders because you understand very clearly and pressingly the threat to our freedoms symbolic in his prosecution. It doesn't matter which country you are writing from because...
  • Lying Imam: US Constitution and the Koran the Same

    01/13/2010 12:33:57 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 10 replies · 463+ views
    Logan's Warning ^ | January 13Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Just a few days I posted an article entitled “Lying Imam’s “Fatwa Against Terrorism” Exposed!”, in which I pointed out just how meaningless the Fatwa is. I had also sent the link to the Imams and my friend Louis who runs Annaqed “The Critic”, sent them an article about Sharia and the US Constitution. I have not yet received a response, but here is what Louis got back. Dear Louis, There is a HUGE disconnect between what the author of the attached article thinks the Sharia is and what I know about Shari’a. This is the cause of huge confusion...
  • Lying Imam’s "Fatwa Against Terrorism” Exposed!

    01/10/2010 9:54:02 AM PST · by Islaminaction · 21 replies · 780+ views
    Logan's Warning ^ | January 10Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    When I woke up today and saw this Fatwa, I was a disappointed by how many people bought into this and believes that this fatwa will change things. As usual with Muslims we have to read between the lines. Here is the Fatwa exposed. ISCC affiliated Imams Issue Important Fatwa Attack on Canada and the United States is Attack on Muslims Over 10 million Muslims Live in North America Calgary) Twenty Imams affiliated with the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada have issued a Fatwa today declaring the attacks on Canada and the United States by any extremist will be the...
  • North American Muslims issue fatwa

    01/08/2010 10:20:13 PM PST · by spyone · 425 replies · 14,076+ views
    http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.com/iscc-fatwa-against%20terrorism.htm ^ | January 8, 2010 | Islamic Supreme Council of Canada
    Date: January 8, 2010 ISCC affiliated Imams Issue Important Fatwa Attack on Canada and the United States is Attack on Muslims Over 10 million Muslims Live in North America Calgary) Twenty Imams affiliated with the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada have issued a Fatwa today declaring the attacks on Canada and the United States by any extremist will be the attack on 10 million Muslims living in North America. This is the first Fatwa by the Muslim clergy declaring attacks on Canada and the United States as attack on Muslims. Following is the text of the Fatwa. FATWA (religious edict)...
  • Danish cartoonist says attacker was a lone madman (an unnamed Somali Muslim)

    01/04/2010 7:41:34 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies · 865+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 01/04/2010 | n/a
    The Danish artist whose controversial cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad enraged Muslims says police cannot protect him from attackers who act spontaneously. Kurt Westergaard tells The Associated Press he believes he is being targeted by Muslim extremists because he stands by his cartoon and insists he has "not done anything wrong." The 74-year-old artist says he was shocked by Friday's attack during which a Somali man broke into his home armed with an ax.... Police shot the Somali man in the hand and knee, and he was later charged with attempted murder. The man cannot be identified due to a...
  • The Apostasy of Obama

    11/28/2009 2:37:42 PM PST · by syc1959 · 15 replies · 1,104+ views
    Nobarack08 ^ | Sept 21,2009 | syc1959
    I wondered when this was going to happen. Infighting of the Muslim brotherhood. Obama has been called out for what he is, an Apostate. In the Muslim world is is a sin to convert from Islam to Christianity. Such a sin it it that there are fatwa’s concerning this deviation from the Islamic religion. A fatwā (Arabic: فتوى‎; plural fatāwā Arabic: فتاوى‎), in the Islamic faith is a religious opinion concerning Islamic law issued by an Islamic scholar. In Sunni Islam any fatwa is non-binding, whereas in Shia Islam it could be binding, depending on the status of the scholar....
  • Filmmaker Fears Fatwa, Opts to Destroy Statue of Christ the Redeemer Instead of Muslim Holy Place

    11/06/2009 2:23:57 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 8 replies · 756+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 11-06-09 | Bob McCarty
    Inevitably, it seems, films about the end of the world generate much discussion — and, often, controversy. Five months ago, hype about the soon-to-be-released disaster film, 2012 (trailer), prompted me to publish a piece under the headline, How Would the Governments of Our Planet Prepare Six Billion People for the End of the World? Today, I came across more “buzz” about the film set for release Nov. 13 that prompts me to write about it again.
  • Students rally against ex-Muslim speaker

    11/04/2009 4:29:27 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 1,041+ views
    su-spectator.com ^ | Nov. 4, 2009 | Katie Farden
    Members of Seattle University’s Muslim community have been gathering signatures on a petition since Monday to voice their resentment over the university hosting author Nonie Darwish last week. Darwish, a former Muslim who renounced Islam for Christianity and tours the nation speaking out against radical Islam and Sharia law, spoke at Seattle University Thursday. Event organizers maintain they brought Darwish to campus to foster discussion about human rights issues and conflict in the Middle East. “The idea of a university is to exchange ideas,” said Gracie Cohen, a sophomore pre-major who publicized Darwish’s talk. Some students, however—who said Darwish spreads...
  • DFU YouTube Sing-Along - Muhammad's Girl (banned by YouTube, now on TinyPic videos)

    11/04/2009 12:45:57 PM PST · by doug from upland · 21 replies · 1,725+ views
    DFU news of the day in song ^ | 11-4-09 | Lyrics and video by DFU
    WATCH THE VIDEO BEFORE CAIR GETS IT PULLED BACKGROUND ARTICLEMUHAMMAD, AISHA, ISLAM, AND CHILD BRIDES by Silas NOTE I needed to edit and correct this article because I’ve learned some new details. Initially, I believed what many Muslims asserted: Muhammad sexually consummated his marriage to the nine year old Aisha following her first menstruation. HOWEVER, after reading brother Sam Shamoun’s articles (1, 2), I realized that the Quran, the Hadith, and Muslim scholar’s writings state that a Muslim husband can engage in sex with a child-bride before she has her first menses. Further, Muhammad actually did just this –...
  • The One Place on Earth Not Destroyed in '2012' (scared of Muslims alert)

    11/04/2009 12:32:17 PM PST · by lado · 9 replies · 1,037+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/4/09 | Jonathan Crow
    When I interviewed director Roland Emmerich a few months ago about his upcoming disaster flick "2012," the first question I asked was, "Why do you like killing the world?" His response: "It makes for a good story." Over the past fifteen years, Emmerich has crafted some great tales about global doom, featuring some spectacular scenes of destruction. He had aliens zap the White House in "Independence Day," he let a massive lizard flatten New York City in "Godzilla," and he sent killer tornadoes through downtown Los Angeles in "The Day After Tomorrow." For "2012," Emmerich set his sites on destroying...
  • CALL TO ACTION Rifqa's life is in great danger (Now in Ohio)

    10/28/2009 11:48:03 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 28 replies · 1,525+ views
    http://rifqabary.com/ ^ | October 28, 2009 | Jamal Jivanjee
    To all those who value life, Please take a few minutes to consider the life of our sister in the faith Rifqa Bary, which is once again in grave jeopardy. On Tuesday October 27’th, Rifqa Bary was handed over to Ohio authorities for placement in foster care in Franklin County. Over the previous weekend, a very unfortunate deal was made by Rifqa’s former Florida Guardian Ad Litem, Krista Bartholomew, with Rifqa’s parent’s attorney David Colley that allowed Rifqa to be transferred back to Ohio. The gist of this (behind the scenes) deal was the following: 1. Because Rifqa’s parents are...
  • Rifqa Bary's parents in U.S. illegally; her father committed perjury on visa applications

    10/16/2009 10:46:05 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 21 replies · 2,049+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | October 16, 2009 | Robert Spencer
    Pamela Geller (Atlas Shrugs) has uncovered some explosive information about Mohamed Bary, the father of the most famous convert from Islam to Christianity, Rifqa Bary -- who fled from her father's home after she says he threatened to kill her for her apostasy. It seems that the Barys are in the U.S. illegally, and that Mohamed Bary has sworn to contradictory statements on his visa applications -- in other words, he has clearly committed perjury. The family could therefore be deported, with Rifqa -- which would leave her at the mercy of the Islamic community in Sri Lanka, many of...
  • Apostate Wafa Sultan: "A God Who Hates"

    10/14/2009 3:06:37 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 12 replies · 1,603+ views
    Europe News/Atlas Shrugged ^ | October 14, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    While sitting in the juvenile court house in Orlando waiting for Rifqa Bary's 2:30 hearing, I am ordering Wafa Sultan's newly released book, A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman Who Inflamed the Muslim World Speaks Out Against the Evils of Islam, How ironic. ...The bravest person living in the United States, Wafa Sultan, Syrian-born certified psychiatrist, human rights activist, speaker, and author, is an apostate, expert on Islam and the only American citizen forced to live in hiding in the US because of the death threats against her by devout Muslims. She speaks out for Rifqa Bary. Sultan was...
  • Judge Orders Runaway Christian Teen Who Feared Muslim Parents to Return to Ohio

    10/13/2009 1:08:14 PM PDT · by Never on my watch · 140 replies · 7,018+ views
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  • Ex-Muslim receives death threats after publishing article critical of Islam -- in Tulsa

    10/02/2009 1:58:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies · 1,636+ views
    JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | October 2, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET - Quote: Ex-Muslim receives death threats after publishing article critical of Islam -- in Tulsa He criticized all religious belief in his essay. But he's not in fear for his life from an angry mob down the road at Oral Roberts University. "Former Muslim receiving death threats," by Bill Sherman for Tulsa World, October 1 (thanks to Basil): Sabri Husibi, a former Muslim who is now an atheist, says he has been ostracized and threatened with death since publication of a Tulsa World article Saturday in which he was critical of Islam and all other religions. That article can...
  • Rifqa Bary Facebook Fatwa: "We Need to Kill Her" (Islamic group on Facebook threatens her)

    09/06/2009 10:30:43 PM PDT · by Stoat · 20 replies · 2,010+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | September 6, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    Monday, September 07, 2009 Rifqa Bary Facebook Fatwa: "We Need to Kill Her" I have said from the very first that Rifqa Bary is the highest value target in America. Apostasy is the most egregious crome against Islam. Her crime is not just against the family. it is against Islam. Islam! I know Ohio law enforcement and Florida law enforcement found no threat to Rifqa but perhaps that can ut down the kool aid for five minutes and do their job. There is a pro-Islamic site on Facebook that threatens Rifqa Bary with death.  Will everyone stop the PC,...
  • Terror group threatens 'Bruno' comedian

    07/27/2009 7:43:56 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 13 replies · 1,557+ views
    Nine News ^ | July 28, 2009
    The British comedian behind Bruno has tightened his security after a Middle Eastern terror group issued a hostile threat against him. The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades is "very upset" over its portrayal in Sacha Baron Cohen's film, in which he plays an Austrian homosexual fashion journalist. The Palestinian-based terrorists said they would "respond in a suitable way", according to a statement published online. In the film, Cohen's flamboyant Bruno character interviews Ayman Abu Aita, who he introduces as the leader of the Martyrs Brigades. Bruno is seen imploring Mr Abu Aita to hold him captive. "I want to be famous,"...
  • Grand Ayatollah Montazeri Pronounce Supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei "Illegitimate"

    07/12/2009 5:33:27 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 28 replies · 2,669+ views
    [TEHRAN BUREAU] In a very important development, Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, the most senior cleric living in Iran, and one of the top two* marja’ taghlid (source of emulation) in Shiite Islam, issued a series of Fatwas, calling the Supreme Leader illegitimate and saying that he was working with the government against religion. Montazeri has called on people to take action against this injustice, even if they have to pay a heavy price for it. Ayatollah Motazeri, who has long been one of the most outspoken critics of Iran’s hard-liners, issued the Fatwas in response to a letter that...
  • Islamic death threat targets U.S. radio host (Rusty Humphries)

    05/27/2009 2:54:45 PM PDT · by Cindy · 31 replies · 3,153+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.com ^ | May 27, 2009, 3:24 pm | Aaron Klein
    "Islamic death threat targets U.S. radio host 'We will see his fat rotting torso dumped on the side of the road or in some swamp'" Posted: May 27, 2009 3:24 pm Eastern JERUSALEM – SNIPPET: "The author of the online threat apparently confused Humphries for Rusty Shackleford, the pseudonym used by the proprietor of the popular My Pet JAWA Report website, which focuses on exposing online support of Islamic terrorism." SNIPPET: "Threats tied to pro-al-Qaida website? The registrar information for the "Jew Report" blog with the threat against Humphries is currently private. The author of the blog identifies himself as...
  • (Harvard) Chaplain’s E-mail (saying Muslim apostates should be killed) Sparks Controversy

    04/14/2009 2:45:29 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies · 2,340+ views
    Harvard Crimson ^ | April 14, 2009 | Melody Y. Hu
    Harvard Islamic chaplain Taha Abdul-Basser ’96 has recently come under fire for controversial statements in which he allegedly endorsed death as a punishment for Islamic apostates. In a private e-mail to a student last week, Abdul-Basser wrote that there was “great wisdom (hikma) associated with the established and preserved position (capital punishment [for apostates]) and so, even if it makes some uncomfortable in the face of the hegemonic modern human rights discourse, one should not dismiss it out of hand.” The e-mail was forwarded over Muslim student e-mail lists and later picked up by the blogosphere, sparking debate and, in...
  • The Language They Understand

    02/12/2009 5:20:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies · 1,040+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | Feb 11 2009 | Phyllis Chesler
    Initially dismayed at the phenomenon, we have by now grown used to seeing pro-Palestinian and pro-Hamas demonstrators behave like Holocaust-era Nazis. These haters goose-step, Nazi-style, and shoot out their arms as they deliver the Hitlerian sieg heil salute. They also chant and scream such charming slogans as "Jews to the ovens," "Hitler did not kill enough of you" and "Jews to the gas chambers." This is rank Jew-hatred; that much is clear. But we are also faced with a major paradox. These same "activists" routinely flash signs accusing Israel of being a "Nazi" state. To them, Gaza is "Auschwitz" and...
  • Jihadist Booklet: Islamic Scholars Apply Double Standard: Praise Jihad in Gaza...

    02/10/2009 1:06:42 AM PST · by Cindy · 569+ views
    MEMRI.org ^ | February 9, 2009 | n/a
    Special Dispatch - No. 2235 February 9, 2009 No. 2235 Jihadist Booklet: Islamic Scholars Apply Double Standard: Praise Jihad in Gaza, Condemn Jihad Elsewhere Jihadists have lately been complaining about what they perceive as a double standard in the response by Muslim scholars to the jihad in Gaza versus their response to jihad activity elsewhere. They point out that many scholars express unqualified support for the jihad in Palestine - especially for Hamas' resistance efforts in Gaza - but at the same time, these very same scholars condemn the jihad of Al-Qaeda, and even issue fatwas against it. This complaint...
  • Pakistani Christians Acquitted in "Blasphemy" Case

    01/24/2009 10:22:40 PM PST · by Cindy · 547+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | Friday, January 23, 2009 | Jeremy Reynalds
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2009/s09010164.htm Friday, January 23, 2009 Pakistani Christians Acquitted in "Blasphemy" Case Religious reconciliation meetings produce first such acquittal as imams issue fatwa By Jeremy Reynalds Correspondent for ASSIST News Service ISTANBUL (ANS) -- Five Christians charged with “blasphemy” against Islam during April 2007 religious holidays were released on Jan. 19 after reconciliation meetings between Christian and Islamic leaders – the first verdict to have resulted from such efforts in Pakistan. According to a story by Compass Direct News, a Punjab court released Salamat Masih, 42, his 16-year-old son Rashid, and their relatives Ishfaq,...
  • Saudi cleric calls for targeting Israelis all over the world

    12/28/2008 9:13:14 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 40 replies · 1,953+ views
    THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | Dec. 28, 2008
    A Saudi Web site reported on Sunday that a popular cleric issued a fatwa urging Muslims to target Israeli interests "everywhere," to avenge the attacks on the Gaza strip. The site, Rasid, posts news about Saudi Arabia's Shiite community and said that Sheik Awadh al-Garni issued a religious edict urging Muslims to target "interests and anything that has a link to Israel," calling it "a legitimate target for Muslims everywhere." Al-Garni, whose is popular in the kingdom, is not a member of the official religious establishment. Fatwas are not legally binding, and it is up to the individual Muslim to...
  • ‘Tracking down terrorists is a great Jihad’

    12/25/2008 9:46:25 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 877+ views
    SAUDI GAZETTE.com.sa ^ | December 2008 | By Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan
    http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=2008122224797&archiveissuedate=2202/12/2008 Friday, 26 December 2008 - 28 Thul-Hijjah 1429 H ISLAM ‘Tracking down terrorists is a great Jihad’ By Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan Q – We are a group of police officers and we would like to direct a question to you since we have been entrusted in this country with investigating those who are out to disturb the peace or disobey and reject obedience to the leader of the country. And we have heard of a religious verdict stating that it is impermissible to track these people down and fight them because they are “Mujahideen” (people waging religious Jihad), and...
  • Woman in Metrodome sex incident says she was victim

    11/29/2008 1:25:17 PM PST · by Krankor · 65 replies · 5,540+ views
    Daily Times Herald ^ | 11/28/08 | Douglas Burns
    MINNEAPOLIS - While police say a high-profile indecent conduct case in the Minneapolis Metrodome Saturday is closed, a Carroll woman involved in it told the Daily Times Herald she believes she was a victim of foul play rather than a willing collaborator. Lois K. Feldman, 38, of Carroll, and Ross M. Walsh, 26, of Linden, were ticketed for indecent conduct after they were reportedly caught engaging in sexual activity in a Metrodome men's restroom handicapped stall during the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers game with the Iowa Hawkeyes. More than a dozen people in the restroom were cheering Feldman and...
  • 6,000 Muslim Clerics Declare Fawta Against Terrorism

    11/09/2008 6:19:56 AM PST · by van_erwin · 40 replies · 1,308+ views
    UPI ^ | Nov. 8, 2008 | UPI
    HYDERABAD, India, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- About 6,000 Muslim clerics from around India approved a fatwa against terrorism Saturday at a conference in Hyderabad. Maulana Qari Mohammad Usman Mansoorpuri, president of the Jamaiat-Ulama-i-Hind, called terrorism the most serious problem facing Islam, The Hindu reported. He blamed Islamic radicals for their actions and the news media for failing to distinguish between the radicals and the majority of Muslims."We have no love for offenders whichever religion they might belong to," he said. "Our concern is that innocents should not be targeted and the career of educated youth not ruined. The government should...
  • Seattle Newspaper prints pictures and addresses of houses with Republican signs

    11/01/2008 9:29:09 AM PDT · by topher · 127 replies · 5,634+ views
    November 1, 2008 | vanity
    Link to Newspaper is: http://www.thestranger.com This is their "top story". Some are posting comments under the article that this is a hate crime for what this newspaper has done. Drudgereport.com is posting link right now, so this has "worldwide visibility"...