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Islam (Religion)

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  • Former CAIR/Egyptian prez candidate vows to “complete the implementation of Islamic law in Egypt”

    03/12/2012 3:55:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | March 12, 2012 | Patrick Poole
    From the Middle East Media Research Institute comes a recent video of Egyptian presidential candidate Bassem Khafagi on Al-Nas TV promising to “complete the implementation of Islamic law in Egypt” (HT: Zip). From the MEMRI transcript: (VIDEO AT LINK) Bassem Khafaji: Let me tell you, in all honesty, that as a Muslim Egyptian, I am convinced of [the need to] complete the implementation of Islamic law in Egypt. I do not hide this truth in any way, because it is in keeping with the inclination of the Egyptian people. We Egyptians – both Muslims and non-Muslims – refer to the...
  • At Least 10 Killed as Suicide Bomber Attacks Catholic Church During Mass [Nigeria]

    03/12/2012 6:51:22 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 3/11/12 | Ahmed Saka and Jon Gambrell
    <p>JOS, Nigeria (AP) — A suicide car bomber attacked a Catholic church Sunday in the middle of Mass, killing at least 10 people in the latest violence targeting a church in a central Nigerian city plagued by unrest, a state official said.</p>
  • Islam's tradition of breaking the cross

    03/10/2012 7:05:48 AM PST · by minnoh · 17 replies
    Stonegate Institute ^ | March 9, 2012 | Mark Durie
    In the recent destruction of Commonwealth war graves in Benghazi, Libya (YouTube Video), you can see not just the desecration of graves, but attacks on crosses. The radical Muslims who are kicking over and smashing headstones marked with crosses (and one with a Star of David), also took pains to demolish a tall "Cross of Sacrifice" standing at the edge of the cemetery. This was no "furious mob" on a "rampage," as a Daily Mail report put it. Nor was there any evidence in what they were saying that they were angry or reacting to Koran burning by the US...
  • Netanyahu Responds: An E mail from my friend

    03/08/2012 4:21:16 AM PST · by SMARTY · 10 replies
    Unknown | March 8, 2012 | Unknown
    Part ONE: Even those who aren't particularly sympathetic to Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu could get a good measure of satisfaction from this interview with British Television during the retaliation against Hamas' shelling of Israel. The interviewer asked him: "How come so many more Palestinians have been killed in this conflict than Israelis?" Netanyahu: "Are you sure that you want to start asking in that direction?" Interviewer: Why not? Netanyahu: "Because in World War II more Germans were killed than British and Americans combined, but there is no doubt in anyone's mind that the war was caused by Germany 's aggression. And...
  • Mohammad’s Birthday Should be Holiday: Imam

    03/06/2012 8:22:12 AM PST · by marshmallow · 48 replies
    The Times-Ledger (Queens, NY) ^ | 3/4/12 | Christina Santucci
    A Jackson Heights imam has started a campaign to make April 26, the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad, a national holiday. Mohd Qayyoom, head of the Muhammadi Community Center, at 37-46 72nd St., said he believes having a national celebration for the prophet’s birthday would enable the growing Muslim population in America to have an annual celebration and would foster a spirit of cooperation with those of other faiths. “We’ll give the message of peace, we’ll give the message of interfaith harmony,” Qayyoom said. Since the Islamic calendar is lunar, Muslim holidays are never held at the same time in...
  • Youcef Nadarkhani Has Not Been Executed; ACLJ Denies Rumors (Iranian convert from Islam still alive)

    03/05/2012 4:56:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/05/2012 | By Katherine Weber
    The American Center for Law and Justice's sources in Iran confirmed Saturday that Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is in fact alive, and rumors that he was to be executed over the weekend were false. Photos surfaced on the Internet Saturday, allegedly showing a blindfolded Nadarkhani facing execution by hanging. These photos are outdated and false, the ACLJ reported Saturday. Although Nadarkhani is still alive, the ACLJ does still believe that Iranian courts have issued an execution order. In the past, Iran has not informed the public of an execution, oftentimes dropping the prisoner's executed body on the family's doorstep. Persecution...
  • Do Catholics and Muslims Worship the Same God?

    03/05/2012 5:34:39 AM PST · by NYer · 64 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 5, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    It certainly seems as if we worship the same God. After all, we call God by the same name. Arabic-speaking Christians, including Eastern Catholics such as Maronites and Melkites, use the word “Allah” for the God of the Bible.But are they the same God?The question is not answered by simple linguistic identity, as evidenced by St. Paul’s complaint to the Corinthians: “For if some one comes and preaches another Jesus than the one we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you...
  • The Historical Reality of the Muslim Conquests

    03/04/2012 2:05:37 PM PST · by NYer · 37 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | March 3, 2012 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Because it is now almost axiomatic for American school textbooks to whitewash all things Islamic (see here for example), it may be useful to examine one of those aspects that are regularly distorted: the Muslim conquests.Few events of history are so well documented and attested to as are these conquests, which commenced soon after the death of the Muslim prophet Muhammad (632) and tapered off circa 750. Large swathes of the Old World—from the India in the east, to Spain in the west—were conquered and consolidated by the sword of Islam during this time.By the standards of history, the reality...
  • Bomb the Kaaba And Eliminate Islam

    03/02/2012 8:35:43 PM PST · by Jean Cauvin · 53 replies
    Here me out before you conclude. I have a rational argument for what I am proposing. In WWII, to defeat Japan America used psychological warfare as part of the battle. They knew that the ultimate destruction of the Japanese Empire at that time was to defame their leader/god figure. By humiliating him on national television forcing him to claim to the world that he is indeed not god and that he has been defeated allowed Japan to succeed and renew in the future. What we did is why Japan is such a successful country today. Islam is using that exact...
  • Mystery Surrounds Bibles Found Hidden in Osama bin Laden Compound

    03/02/2012 6:05:20 AM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 3/1/12 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Two copies of an English version of the Holy Bible were found in the building where Osama bin Laden spent his last days and was killed by U.S. forces, Pakistani officials revealed on Tuesday night. The compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where the al-Qaida leader was shot dead by U.S. Navy SEALs last May, is being demolished this week. A number of interesting discoveries have been made among the rubble, however. Among them are cleverly hidden radios and two copies of the Bible, but different theories exist about why the extremist Islamic leader, who waged a holy war against the U.S.,...
  • A Muslim's Remarkable Conversion to Catholicism

    03/01/2012 1:41:43 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 3+ views
    America Needs Fatima ^ | March 1, 2012 | Luiz Solimeo
    The fascinating autobiography of Muhammad Moussaoui, who narrates his conversion from Islam to Catholicism, shows miracles of grace and of human correspondence, on the one hand, and on the other hand the terrible harshness of Islamic mentality and persecution of Christians. The book’s title, The Price to Pay, summarizes well what this elite soul had to go through in order to be faithful to the call of grace. After his conversion, he took the name Joseph Fadelle.1 A Muslim from an Important FamilyFadelle belonged to one of Iraq’s most important Shiite Muslim families, the Moussaoui clan. As head of...
  • The U.S. Military Should Hand Out Qurans in Afghanistan as a Good-Will Gesture (He's serious!)

    03/01/2012 10:32:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 50+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 1, 2012 | Richard Miniter
    Days after President Obama’s apology for the U.S. military’s inadvertent burning of Qurans in a Bagram Air Base trash pit, the death toll in Afghanistan continues to rise. At least 30 Afghans are dead, as are four Americans. Two U.S. soldiers were gunned down by a man wearing an Afghan Army uniform and another two were killed inside Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry, which runs that nation’s intelligence services. Six others narrowly escaped death when protesters threw a bomb at American forces. They are being treated for their wounds, some of which are severe. And this might just be the beginning. The...
  • U.S. mosque count grows by 74 percent in decade

    02/29/2012 10:19:44 AM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 2+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 2/29/12 | Matt O'Brien
    The number of American mosques grew by 74 percent in the past decade and are increasingly found in the suburbs, according to a national survey by a coalition of Muslim groups. The 2011 U.S. Mosque Survey counted 2,106 mosques in the United States, 246 in California and 62 in the Bay Area. "This building boom is indicative of the growing financial resources of the Muslim community as many Muslims have lived in the U.S. for many decades now and their financial resources have improved," wrote study author Ihsan Bagby, an associate professor of Islamic studies at the University of Kentucky....
  • The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World [Christian Winter update]

    02/26/2012 12:34:36 AM PST · by Milagros · 3 replies
    TheDailyBeast/NewsWeek ^ | Feb 6, 2012 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    From one end of the muslim world to the other, Christians are being murdered for their faith. (Page 1 of 3) We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm. The portrayal of Muslims as victims or heroes is at best partially accurate. In recent years the...
  • In Iran, government halts Farsi worship

    02/20/2012 4:43:37 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | 2-20-12 | Damaris Kremida
    ISTANBUL, Turkey (BP) -- Iran's Ministry of Intelligence has ordered the last two officially registered churches holding Friday Farsi-language services in Tehran to discontinue them. Emmanuel Protestant Church and St. Peter's Evangelical Church were the last two official churches offering services on Fridays in Tehran in Iran's primary language, according to Middle East Concern (MEC). Officials issued the order on Feb. 10. Emmanuel and St. Peter's, both Presbyterian churches, are among Tehran's few registered churches that mainly serve the Armenian and Assyrian communities. The churches' Armenian- and Assyrian- language services are typically held on Sundays. In 2009, authorities had ordered...
  • H'wood Snubs Muslim Stone

    02/20/2012 12:45:44 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/20/'12 | Unattributed
    Sean Stone, son of controversial director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam in Iran last week and says he’s already experiencing a Hollywood backlash. The ceremony was held in Isfahan, where he is researching a documentary. He now goes by the name of Sean Christopher Ali Stone. He told Page Six: “I’ve already experienced the reverse of anti-Semitism, having people within the film industry express a reluctance to work with me now that I have said a simple prayer, ‘There is no God but God, and Mohammed is his messenger.’ I am sure I have [bleeped] off some powerful people.” Speaking...
  • Some of highlighted mass casualties by (radical) Islam in 4 decades - 1971-2011

    02/18/2012 6:58:19 PM PST · by Milagros · 3 replies · 3+ views
    Some of highlighted mass casualties by (radical) Islam in four decades - 1971-2011 2,000-25,000 between Jordanians and "Palestinians" 1970 ('Black September').[http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B02E7D61F3CF931A25752C1A9629C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=4] 3,000,000 - Bangladesh, 1971 (by Yahya Khan).[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16207201] 300,000 - Uganda (1971-1979 under Idi Amin). [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8372250.stm] Over 100,000 - Algeria (between 1992 and 2002).[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14118856] Over 300,000 - Iraq (1979-2003) under Saddam Hussein.[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-13094677] 300,000 - Lebanon 1970s-2000 by Syria and 'Palestinians'.[http://www.free-lebanon.com/Editorials/Reader_Mail/archives2/archives2.html] 2,500,000 - Sudan, 1983-2005.[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/15/AR2010101503871.html] PSMost Israeli casualties are innocent non-combatants. Most Arab "Palestinian" casualties are combatants and/or involved in violent attacks. Not to mention Arab-Islamic intentional routine in causing deaths on their side via human shields. Same goes to Hezbollah...
  • Sean Stone, Oliver Stone’s son, embraces Islam in Iran (Supports Ahmadinejad)

    02/17/2012 12:39:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Global Post ^ | February 15, 2012 | Kristin Deasy
    Sean Stone, the son of award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone, converted to Islam on Tuesday during a ceremony in the Iranian city of Isfahan. Taking the name “Ali,” Iranian news agencies report that the 27-year-old has converted to Shia Islam, which is practiced by the majority of Iranians. The son of a half-Jewish father and Christian mother, Stone told AFP today that his conversion “is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with,” but shows “I have accepted Mohammad and other prophets.” He has not, however, explained his reason for converting. Reuters reports that Stone is in Iran working...
  • Oliver Stone's director son turns to Islam (but says he's holding onto Judaism and Christianity)

    02/16/2012 1:57:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 02/16/2012 | Mark Duell
    A U.S. filmmaker who has a Jewish father and Christian mother today decided to convert to Islam in Iran, where he is making a documentary. But Sean Stone, 27, son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, insisted the switch did not signal him abandoning the faiths of his parents. He became a Shiite Muslim on Tuesday and has reportedly chosen to be known by the first name of 'Ali', but will not reveal why he converted. ‘The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with,’ Mr Stone told news agency Agence France-Presse. ‘It means I...
  • Oliver Stone’s son converts to Islam in Iran

    02/14/2012 8:08:54 AM PST · by Makana · 11 replies
    The Tehran Times ^ | Feb. 14, 2012 | Unnamed
    TEHRAN -- Sean Stone, the son of U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone, has converted to Islam in Iran. He went to the office of Shia cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Nasseri Dowlatabadi in the city of Isfahan on Tuesday and recited shahada, the Persian service of the Fars News Agency reported. The shahada is the Islamic profession of the faith, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His messenger.” To convert to Islam, one simply has to recite this while believing it in one’s heart.