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Islam (Religion)

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  • Woman lashes out at female morality police after they try to force her to wear a hijab on Iranian...

    06/13/2018 6:22:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | June 13, 2018 | George Martin For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Woman lashes out at female morality police after they try to force her to wear a hijab on Iranian subway - and tells them: 'I wear whatever I like!' This is the remarkable moment a defiant woman fights back against Iran's stringent Morality Police after they confronted her about her clothes. The unnamed woman was caught on camera taking a stand against a gang of agents at the Darzaveh Zowlat metro station in Tehran, Iran. In the footage she can be seen booting one of three hijab-wearing policewomen after they took issue with her western clothing. 'I will...
  • Where Is Allah? Muslims Scholars Answer!

    06/10/2018 3:49:08 PM PDT · by OddLane · 32 replies
    Is Allah above his throne? Is he on his throne? Is he in the heavens? Is he everywhere? Was he ever alone? Are these questions important? In this compilation by Anthony Rogers, Muslim scholars answer these questions and many others, while clarifying the meaning of the Quran.
  • Turkey condemns Austria's 'racist' move to close seven mosques

    06/09/2018 8:49:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 8, 2018 | Kate Connolly
    As many as 60 Turkish imams and their families face expulsion from Austria and seven mosques are due to be closed under a clampdown on what the government has called “political Islam”. Austria’s chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, said the country could no longer put up with “parallel societies, political Islam and radicalisation,” which he said had “no place in our country”.
  • Mauritius [Catholic] Church Condemns Blocking of Gay Rights March

    06/07/2018 7:51:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/6/18 | AFP
    The Catholic Church in Mauritius on Wednesday condemned the blocking of Saturday's gay pride parade in the capital Port Louis by hostile Muslim protesters. "Regardless of one's moral beliefs about homosexuality, we would like to express our indignation at the way a LGBT parade that had police permission was obstructed by illegal protesters," said Cardinal Maurice Piat, Bishop of Port Louis, in a statement. On Saturday, the Rainbow Collective, which advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, attempted to hold a Pride parade in downtown Port Louis, attracting around 200 people. But when a group of Muslim Mauritians...
  • Wartime in Aleppo: ‘Many Days Were Like Living in a Movie’

    06/07/2018 7:48:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    JAD ABED is a 10-year-old Syriac Orthodox boy living in Aleppo, Syria. He is in fifth grade. In this interview, he reflects on his life in the city that saw some of the most intense fighting in his country’s civil war, pitting the regime against various rebel groups. Though normal life is slowly resuming, for Jad the pain of suffering and deprivation endures.“Nowadays, I go to a new school because my old one was destroyed in the bombing. We moved to another location, and it certainly is not like our first school, for it is an underground facility lacking heat...
  • CAIR to Co-Sponsor 'NOT Trump's Iftar' Outside White House

    06/05/2018 5:41:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Cision PR Newswire ^ | June 5, 2018
    WASHINGTON, June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, June 6, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in partnership with other civil rights organizations,* will host a "NOT Trump's Iftar" fast-breaking meal (iftar) outside the White House. People of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to take part in the iftar. Wednesday's event is designed as a counterpoint to the iftar that will take place at that same time in the White House. [*Other sponsoring organizations include CWS Immigration and Refugee Program, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Justice for Muslims Collective. Other groups are expected to be...
  • UK Cathedral Celebrates Ramadan on Anniversary of ISIS London Bridge Attack

    06/05/2018 5:13:31 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 06/05/2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    London's Southwark Cathedral hosted its second annual "Grand Iftar Service" on Sunday evening, marking the anniversary of the London Bridge terror attack last year. In addition to the 11 a.m. Eucharist service, the church also held a 3 p.m. Service of Commemoration for the attack, and an 8 p.m. service to celebrate the Muslim service. The Iftar service stood out, however, as it marked the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. It has not yet been reported whether or not the prayers associated with Ramadan were performed inside the cathedral, which would be a serious violation of Christian holy space. Hosting...
  • Newcastle Cathedral Hosts Ramadan Fast-Breaking Feast for the First Time [UK]

    06/03/2018 5:31:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Chronicle Live ^ | 5/24/18 | Chris Knight
    Muslims joined worshippers of all faiths in St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle's city centre on Wednesday eveningMuslims joined worshippers of all faiths inside a Newcastle cathedral for an historic event as part of the holy month of Ramadan. Hundreds gathered at St Nicholas Cathedral on Wednesday evening for an Iftar - the first time a North East Anglican cathedral has hosted such an event. People from all faiths were welcomed for the “celebration of peace and unity” to mark the breaking of the fast observed by Muslims during Ramadan. The Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman, and Acting...
  • The Islamization of England and the Arrest of Tommy Robinson

    05/30/2018 4:44:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 5/30/18 | William Kilpatrick
    “Liverpool star Mohamed Salah’s unapologetic Muslim faith sends extraordinary message.”That’s the headline on an NBC story about the Egyptian sports star who plays for the Liverpool soccer club. Salah prays before each game and prostrates himself in prayer after every goal he scores. He is also popular with fans, contributes to charities and is featured in an anti-drug campaign video. According to the story, Salah’s unapologetic expression of his faith on the soccer field “sends a remarkable message.” What is the remarkable message? Answer: “Salah is living, breathing proof of the multilayered identity possessed by so many Muslims in Britain.”...
  • Islamic spokesman calls [called] for No vote in abortion referendum

    05/27/2018 2:48:12 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 44 replies
    Irish Times ^ | May 22, 2018 | Patsy McGarry
    Dr Ali Selim: “The Eighth Amendment protects pregnant women against taking a hasty decision.” Repeal of the Eighth Amendment “is not compassionate. It is cruel. It gives licence for murder,” Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin’s Clonskeagh has said. Abortion without restriction up to 12 weeks was “abortion for no reason,” he said. “Bearing in mind their difficult circumstances, the Eighth Amendment protects pregnant women against taking a hasty decision,” he said. “ The right decision is the decision that one takes when one is not under pressure of any type. That said the women’s...
  • Violent Buddhist extremists are targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka

    05/24/2018 12:02:13 AM PDT · by Cronos · 37 replies
    The conversation ^ | 29 April 2018 | TC
    New clashes between Buddhist extremists and Muslims occurred in two different towns in Sri Lanka, in 2018. Triggered in part by hate-filled posts spread by nationalistic Sinhala Buddhist Facebook groups, these riots resulted in the death of one Muslim and the destruction of many buildings.... The movement known as Buddhism revivalism or Protestantism in Sri Lanka started with Anagarika Dharmapala (1864-1933). Known as the father of Buddhist Protestantism in Sri Lanka, Dharmapala had an anti-imperialist and nationalist agenda. Besides fighting the British, who ruled Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) at the time, Dharmapala focused on founding Buddhist schools and strengthening the...
  • Is Islam exceptional? And what does it mean for the future of Western democracy?

    05/23/2018 10:46:51 PM PDT · by Cronos · 23 replies
    Brookings Edu ^ | 15 May 2018 | Shruti Godbole
    In his book “Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle over Islam is Reshaping the World”, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Shadi Hamid argues that Islam is exceptional in how it relates to law, governance and politics, and plays an outsized role in public life in the Arab world. He also posits that the hope that Islam will eventually undergo a reformation and secularise may be misplaced. This has implications for the future of not just West Asia but also Western democracy. ...Hamid uses Islamic exceptionalism in a value-neutral sense i.e. exceptionalism can be either good or bad, depending on its manifestation. Nevertheless,...
  • German Priest Wears Islamic Headscarf in Protest Against Anti-Immigration Party AfD

    05/22/2018 8:00:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 5/22/18 | Abdelhamid Kaddour
    The priest of Our-Lady of Aalen in Germany, Wolfgang Sedlmeir, made his disapproval of AfD leader Alice Weidel after her remarks on the Islamic veil, by wearing one during the Pentecostal sermon.I can tell you that burqas, headscarf girls and men armed with knives living on welfare, will not assure our prosperity nor our economical growth and even less our welfare state,” Weidel saidWeidel’s remarks, made during a debate in the German parliament, sparked the anger of Sedlmeier. To protest against what he perceived as “offensive and condescendent remarks”, he wore an Islamic veil during his sermon and was met...
  • British MEP: “I’m Convinced We Are Seeing The Great Replacement”

    05/21/2018 6:55:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 52 replies
    Shy Society ^ | 5/20/18
    Independent MEP Janice Atkinson has become the latest high-profile public figure to speak out about “The Great Replacement” which argues that native Brits and Europeans are being systematically replaced through mass, uncontrolled immigration.Writing in the Voice of Europe following an exclusive by Shy Society over an English Heritage training programme excluding white people, the South East England MEP says that when she first read about the theory she thought it was an “over reaction”. But the former UKIP politician has recently changed her mind and is now “absolutely convinced” that The Great Replacement is a concerted effort by globalist elites...
  • 3 Killed in Muslim Terrorist Attack on Chechen Church

    05/21/2018 6:46:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 5/21/18
    Church of the Archangel Michael in Grozny. Photo: pravolsavie.ru “He departed to the Lord with the name of Christ on his lips,” Fr. Sergei said of the murdered parishioner.Three innocent people, including two Internal Affairs officers, were killed when Muslim terrorists attempted to capture the Church of the Archangel Michael in Grozny, the capital city of the Russian Chechen Republic, during the Saturday evening service. The four militants were also killed by Special Ops forces: “The militants infiltrated the Church of the Archangel Michael to capture the parishioners. As a result of the quickly executed special operation, all four of...
  • To Know Muhammad Is to Know Islam (He's the Muslim Ideal of the Perfect Man)

    05/18/2018 7:25:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/18/2018 | Amil Imani
    Over fourteen centuries ago rose Muhammad, a supposedly illiterate hired hand of a rich widow, Khadija, claiming he was the bearer of a perfect life prescription from Allah: the Quran.  He claimed that humanity could do no better than to follow its precepts as well as to emulate Muhammad's own life example for a guarantee of bliss and salvation.  In exchange for this, people had to embrace Islam – surrender – by surrendering their liberty to Muhammad.  Up to this day, the Muslim world considers a perfect Muslim as someone who follows in the footsteps of Muhammad, by action and by deeds. You...
  • Zoroastrian Revivalism and the Rise and Fall of the Khurramite Movement

    05/17/2018 2:29:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 16 replies
    History ^ | mAY 17,2018 | Ibrahim Mammodov
    The rise of the Arab Caliphate in the seventh and eighth centuries is considered among the most important turning points in the history of the Middle East. Within two centuries,vast areas were united under the banner of Islam, and great empires were brought to their knees at the sword of the Arab soldiers. Among those great empires wasSassanid Persia, and the death of the last Sassanian emperor Yazdegerd III (r. 632-651) is usually considered the point when the Muslim forces put an end to Zoroastrianism in Iran. And while it is true that the fall of the Sassanids dealt a heavy blow to Zoroastrianism,...
  • Like Many Young Muslims, I Fake Fasting During Ramadan

    05/17/2018 1:21:34 AM PDT · by Cronos · 53 replies
    Vice ^ | 15 May 2018 | Abe Love
    It’s Ramadan and my mother is in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove preparing a big feast. She’s fasting even though she is a 64-year-old diabetic. As for myself? Earlier in the day, I had a huge fish and chips platter for lunch, but my Muslim family believes I’m fasting with them. This has gone on for years During the month of Ramadan, most of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims will observe by basically not partaking in any vice for 30 days. From sunrise to sunset all able-bodied Muslims are required to “fast”; we are prohibited from eating, drinking...
  • Imam Found Jesus by Studying the Koran, Paid a Price for Rejecting Islam

    05/16/2018 7:29:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/16/2018 | Mark Ellis
    Expand | CollapseMario Joseph During his mother's pregnancy doctors wanted to abort him due to an infection in his mother's womb, but as a devout Muslim she refused."The doctors compelled my mother to kill the child (me), but she is a very good devotee of Allah, God. So she did not accept their advice," Mario Joseph explained on HM Television.At the time of his mother's pregnancy crisis she prayed: "Allah, life belongs to you so I know you can give life. If you give life to this baby I will surrender this baby to you."Joseph was led to believe his...
  • Catholic University Opens Sex-Segregated Prayer Space for Muslim Students

    05/10/2018 7:06:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 5/9/18 | Daniel Payne
    Prayer room designed in spirit of ‘interfaith education’A Catholic university in Davenport, Iowa recently opened a prayer space dedicated to Islamic worship, honoring the legacy of a deceased professor of the school who taught a world religions class. The prayer room, developed by a senior of St. Ambrose University in collaboration with its Saudi Student Association, is designed “specifically for students of the Islamic faith,” according to a report on local NPR station WVIK. The room features ” sinks for ritual foot-washing,” as well as “separate areas for male and female worshippers, since Islamic tradition calls for different prayer areas...