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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 ^ | 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').[] 3,000,000 - Bangladesh, 1971 (by Yahya Khan).[] 300,000 - Uganda (1971-1979 under Idi Amin). [] Over 100,000 - Algeria (between 1992 and 2002).[] Over 300,000 - Iraq (1979-2003) under Saddam Hussein.[] 300,000 - Lebanon 1970s-2000 by Syria and 'Palestinians'.[] 2,500,000 - Sudan, 1983-2005.[] 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.
  • Oliver Stone’s son converts to Islam in Iran

    02/14/2012 8:08:39 AM PST · by Makana · 2 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.
  • Yemeni Pietà is placating to Islam and an insult to Michelangelo, Jesus, Mary, and Christianity

    02/11/2012 5:58:18 PM PST · by forty_years · 4 replies ^ | 2/11/2012 | netwmd Staff
    Spanish photographer Samuel Aranda won the 2011 World Press Photo of the Year award Friday for an image of a veiled woman holding a wounded relative in her arms after a demonstration in Yemen. ... the image has religious 'almost Biblical' overtones and noted its resemblance in composition to Michelangelo's Pieta -- but in a Muslim setting. ..." - CBC, Feb 10, 2012 "Almost Biblical." Not... even... close... Comparing Michelangelo's Pietà to some snapshot of a burqa-ed Muslim woman holding some injured Yemeni street protester is an ideal example of Westerners wearing rose-colored glasses. Many Western "intellectuals" are bending...
  • Islamic "holy" hate: 'Our indoctrination is sacred.'

    02/10/2012 7:09:56 AM PST · by Milagros · 9 replies
    "HOLY" ISLAMIC HATREDFor Your Information Arab Racism, Anti-semitism. Michigan Daily - Dec 6, 1973 Arabs often claim that they are not anti-semites because they are Semites. That is irrelevant because anti-semitism historically and means hatred of Jews and nothing else.Antisemitic literature abounds in the Arab world to day and its main function appears to be the cultivation and maintenance of popular hatred toward Israel. A substantial portion of this antisemitic campaign stems from continued Arab-Nazi collaboration since WW II.The leaders of the Palestinian Arabs (Haj Amin el Husseini, Fawsi el Hawkii, Wasef Kamal) were in Berlin since 1941. They helped...
  • Mormonism: What the Latter Day Saints think of Islam [Indicator of how Mitt perceives Islam?]

    02/08/2012 3:57:00 PM PST · by Colofornian · 110 replies
    Pakistan Independent ^ | Feb. 7, 2012
    Brigham Youg University has the largest library of books on Muslims scholars. It has been in the forefront of taking old books and translating them into English and publishing them. The Morman are call themselves the Church of Christ and Latter Day Saints–believing that there are prophets after Jesus Christ. The Mormons are Unitarians and reject Trinity. The LDS position on Islam can be found in an August 2000 article by James Toronto, entitled “A Latter-day Saint Perspective on Muhammad,” from Ensign—the church’s flagship monthly magazine. In the clearest and most complete elucidation of its position on Muslims, Toronto, the...
  • Catholic MP: Thousands of Christians May be Killed if Assad Regime Falls

    02/07/2012 7:16:41 AM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    A Catholic MP has said that if the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s regime falls then thousands of Christians in the country may be killed. Edward Leigh, the Conservative MP for Gainsborough, said that under the “nasty” regime Christian refugees from Iraq had found “an oasis of relative calm”. But following the Arab Spring uprising, he said, suspected rebels had killed a young Christian man. In an article in this week’s Catholic Herald, he writes: “A great many have taken refuge in neighbouring Syria in which, despite the heavy-handed nature of its dictatorial regime, Christians (and indeed Jews) have found an...
  • Italy's Mosque Wars

    02/06/2012 7:14:46 AM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Stonegate Institute ^ | 2/3/12 | Soeren Kern
    The southern Italian island of Sicily is about to become the proud new owner of a multi-million euro mega-mosque. The mosque, to be built in the medieval town of Salemi in southwestern Sicily, is being paid for by the oil-rich Persian Gulf Emirate of Qatar. Supporters of the mosque hope it will become a reference point for Muslims in Sicily as well as the rest of Italy. Construction of the mosque reflects the growing influence of Islam in Italy, which is now home to an estimated 1.5 million Muslims. In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, the mayor...
  • Florida Family Association fights creeping Shariah

    02/05/2012 2:43:52 PM PST · by forty_years · 4 replies ^ | 2/5/2012 | netwmd Staff
    ...If Florida courts accept provisions of Islamic Sharia law or other foreign laws and legal codes which are inconsistent with American laws it will undermine public policies enacted by our representative form of government and change our value system. ... - Florida Family Association The dangers of Shariah should be self-evident and, thankfully, the good people of the Florida Family Association (FFA) are working against Islamism in their home state. The Obama administration, some other Western governments, and the Western mainstream media are generally soft-peddling the dangers of radical Islam, so people who value freedom and democracy should be...
  • Muslims Declare Jihad on Dogs in Europe

    01/31/2012 12:38:49 PM PST · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    Stonegate Institute ^ | 1/31/12 | Soeren Kern
    A Dutch Muslim politician has called for a ban on dogs in The Hague, the third-largest city in the Netherlands. Islamic legal tradition holds that dogs are "unclean" animals, and some say the call to ban them in Holland and elsewhere represents an attempted encroachment of Islamic Sharia law in Europe. This latest canine controversy -- which the Dutch public has greeted with a mix of amusement and outrage -- follows dozens of other Muslim-vs-dog-related incidents in Europe. Critics say it reflects the growing assertiveness of Muslims in Europe as they attempt to impose Islamic legal and religious norms on...
  • 'Free to believe. Free to love. Free to be.' [Iran - most religious intolerant!]

    01/31/2012 6:40:56 AM PST · by PRePublic · 2 replies
    Macleans (Canada) ^ | Jan 23, 2012 | Aaron Wherry
    ... And nowhere is religious intolerance more present than in Iran. Baha'i's and Christians are consistently threatened with death and torture simply for believing. Simply for their beliefs. In September of this past year, a Christian Pastor was threatened with death if he refused to renounce his beliefs. And he is not alone in this. In Egypt, we have been witness to gruesome attacks against Coptic Christians. Attacks in the very places they hold to be sacred... Egyptians recognize that they will not have any freedoms, if they cannot be free to simply believe. Taken from the famous words of...
  • Military Archbishop: U.S. Invasion Led to Fewer Iraqi Christians

    01/28/2012 8:18:53 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/28/12 | David Kerr
    Rome, Italy, Jan 28, 2012 / 07:03 am (CNA).- U.S. Military Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio says the collapse of Iraq’s Christian population is among the legacies of America's invasion in 2003. “Yes, you can say in a certain sense that the invasion of Iraq did provoke this tremendous diminution of the Christian population in that country. And what the future holds, that still remains to be seen,” the archbishop for the armed forces told CNA during his visit to Rome on Jan. 16. His comments come only a month after the final pull-out of U.S. troops from Iraq, where they...
  • Nuns Report Increased Verbal Abuse and Discrimination in Bosnia

    01/25/2012 11:58:42 AM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Nuns wearing habits are being subjected to verbal abuse in public more and more frequently in Bosnia-Herzegovina, according local Franciscan Sisters. Ivanka Mihaljevic, Bosnian Provincial Superior of the Franciscan Sisters of Christ the King, made the claim during a visit to the international headquarters of Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) in Königstein. The nuns now only leave the convent in pairs if at all possible, out of fear of abuse. Everyday life is becoming increasingly difficult in general, according to Sister Ivanka, especially as more and more Muslim extremists are immigrating from Saudi Arabia and...
  • Nigerian Churches Mostly Empty after Islamist Insurgents Kill Over 178

    01/24/2012 9:53:01 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Gun and bomb attacks by Islamist insurgents in the northern Nigerian city of Kano last week killed at least 178 people, a hospital doctor said on Sunday, underscoring the challenge President Goodluck Jonathan faces to prevent his country sliding further into chaos. A coordinated series of bomb blasts and shooting sprees mostly targeting police stations Friday sent panicked residents of Nigeria's second biggest city of more than 10 million people running for cover. The scale of the carnage makes this by far the deadliest strike claimed by Boko Haram, a shadowy Islamist sect that started out as a clerical movement...
  • Islamists Behind 2011 Domodedovo Airport Bombing – Investigators

    01/24/2012 7:11:58 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Interfax ^ | 1/24/12
    Moscow, January 24, Interfax - The Russian Investigative Committee has established that some 30 militants from the Caucasus Emirate movement were involved in a terrorist attack staged at Domodedovo Airport outside Moscow on January 24, 2011, committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told Interfax on Tuesday. "Investigative measures and search operations helped identify 28 members of the Caucasus Emirate criminal community responsible for masterminding and perpetrating the terrorist attack at Domodedovo Airport. Four of them were detained and remanded into custody," he said. "The terror act was masterminded by the leader of the Caucasus Emirate criminal organization, Doku Umarov. He gave orders...
  • Plan to "convert" 25,000 Nazis to Islam ("Jamait-e-Muslimin," 1939) under Arab Fuehrer

    01/19/2012 10:53:01 AM PST · by Milagros · 27 replies
    When the Nazis decided to "convert" 25,000 Nazis to Islam ('Moslem association,' "Jamait-e-Muslimin," 1939) under the Arab "Fuehrer." Baron Frederick Elwyn-Jones Elwyn-Jones, Frederick Elwyn Jones: The attack from within: the modern technique of aggression (Penguin Books, 1939, 213 pp.), p.44...common to the Nazi creed of the sword and the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed. Not only has a school been opened in Berlin, where Moslem students are given free education and board; it has been decided to "convert" 25000 Nazis to Mohammedanism. They will be organised in a newly-formed Moslem association, Jamait-e-Muslimin, which already has an understanding with the Mufti,...
  • How Saint Alphonsus Liguori Converted a Muslim

    01/18/2012 2:20:11 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Cantaur ^ | January 17, 2012 | Dr. Taylor Marshall
    Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the Church Saint Alphonsus Liguori is one of the thirty-three doctors of the Church and is the patron of Moral Theology. In fact, Saint Alphonsus' Theologia Moralia is to moral theology what Saint Thomas Aquinas' Summa theologiae is to dogmatic theology. Get a copy if you can. He crosses every t and dots every i in the realm of morals. His biography is stunning. Here are a few examples of his sanctity. He made a solemn vow to God that he should never waste a minute of his life on pain of mortal sin! In contemporary...
  • His encounter with Jesus began in the mosque

    01/17/2012 2:29:11 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    God Reports ^ | January 16, 2012 | Mark Ellis
    madrasa in Pakistan  Like other boys in his Pashtun tribe along the Pakistan-Afghan border, he was sent to a madrasa at age four, where he was compelled to read, recite and memorize the Koran.“The children mimic or copy the mullah, who is very heavy-handed. You have to memorize out of fear,” says John Taimoor, founder of The Crossbearers, a ministry devoted to presenting biblical Christianity within an Islamic context.By age 14 he was reading Shakespeare and searching for heroes, when he stumbled across the name ‘Isa,’ the Arabic name for Jesus in the Koran. “I read the name of Jesus...
  • Kuwait: The prince's mysterious conversion (to christianity)

    01/17/2012 2:02:37 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Vatican Insider ^ | January 16, 2012 | MARCO TOSATTI
    The Parliament of Kuwait In an audio file posted on a Christian satellite TV channel, prince Abdullah al-Sabah declared his faith in Jesus Christ. Muslims have attacked him saying “he isn’t a member of the royal family” Marco TosattiRome According to reports, a Kuwaiti royal prince has become a follower of Jesus Christ. In an audio file posted with his name, he affirms that if he is killed because of a recording he made where he talks about his conversion, he firmly believes that he will meet Jesus Christ face-to-face. The news comes from Middle Eastern sources which state that al-Haqiqa –...
  • The Crime of Leafleting

    01/17/2012 8:50:32 AM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 1/13/12 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    England’s war on “hate speech” ensnares five Muslims.In Britain, five Muslim men from the East Midlands city of Derby have been put on trial for the composition and distribution of leaflets. The literature — entitled “The Death Penalty?” — contends that gay sex is a sin that leads its practitioners directly to hell; it also calls for homosexuals to be given the death penalty and features on its front side a picture of a mannequin hanging from a noose. The prosecution is the first under a new “hate crime” law passed in March 2010 that makes it illegal to “stir...
  • Coptic Christian Priest Prefers Martyrdom to Slave Tax in Egypt

    01/17/2012 8:39:35 AM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 1/17/12 | Michael Terheyden
    After the sweeping political victories Islamists made in the early round of elections in Egypt, the Deputy Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church Yohanna Qulta was interviewed on Arab television concerning the looming threat that Egypt's Christian communities will face in an Islamist society. The interview gives us unusual insight into the mind and heart of our Coptic brothers and sisters.KNOXVILLE, TN (Catholic Online) - After the sweeping political victories Islamists made in the early round of elections in Egypt, the Deputy Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church Yohanna Qulta was interviewed on Arab television concerning the looming threat that...
  • Love to all! Something to think about today or everyday!

    01/12/2012 6:23:40 AM PST · by jesus4life · 1 replies
    Faith and Love | God-inspired
    To all, GOD BLESS US ALL!! Just a message to think about! Life unravels at it's time. No one can stop time fully, whether they believe in GOD or not. We are all given different talents, different facilities, and different thoughts. Yet , not very different, because we can always find a "group" of people or at least another person on this earth that believe in what we believe. There is someone for everyone. So, we are all not completely that different. There are many systems in this world created by humans to validate what they believe and they think...
  • Bishops Tell Christians of Gaza: 'You Are Not Alone'

    01/10/2012 8:50:35 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The tiny Christian population in Gaza numbers around 2,500 Catholic bishops from Europe and North America are in Gaza this week to encourage the local church. They have already met parishioners, who told of how the economic blockade and security situation continues to make work and freedom of movement "extremely difficult" for them. In spite of the challenges, the Catholic Church is actively supporting the community through a home for the elderly, a centre for the disabled, and a kindergarten. In a mass to mark the start of this year's Holy Land Coordination in support of the local church,...
  • Ongoing Investigations in The Case of "Maria Goretti of Pakistan": Pain is Not For Sale

    01/05/2012 6:36:26 AM PST · by marshmallow
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 12/7/11
    Faisalabad (Agenzia Fides) - The local Catholic community already calls her "Maria Goretti of Pakistan" and remembers her as a "martyr of faith". While the Church of Faisalabad is still shaken by the murder of an 18-year-old Catholic Mariah Manisha, who was killed by a Muslim for refusing the forced conversion and the Islamic marriage, some local Muslim leaders are trying to "buy the silence" of the victim's family. As sources of Fides report, the Muslim leaders intend to apply the Islamic mechanism of the "diyat", the so-called "blood money" provided by the Sharia: thanks to an adequate "financial compensation",...
  • Requiem for the Third See of Christendom

    01/03/2012 11:32:54 AM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 1/3/12 | Robert Spencer
    Egypt today is the site of a persecution of the Church on a scale unseen in Western Europe since the darkest days of the French Revolution; the Coptic Church is fighting for its life under vicious and escalating attacks from Muslims. A Muslim Brotherhood government is coming to power that promises to be more hostile. Yet in these dark days the Copts enjoy little support from Catholics who often only dimly understand the great debt we owe to the Church of Alexandria. It was not ever thus. The Patriarch of Alexandria was once the third most-powerful prelate in the Church,...
  • Coptic (Catholic) priest: We will resist reimposition of jizya to the point of martyrdom

    01/02/2012 3:19:30 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | January 2, 2012
    "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued." -- Qur'an 9:29 And it may well come to that. "Yohanna Qulta, Deputy Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt: If the Salafis Come to Power and Instate the Jizya Poll Tax, We Will Oppose This to the Point of Martyrdom," from MEMRI, December 10, 2011 (thanks...

    12/31/2011 2:05:57 PM PST · by jesus4life · 85 replies
    BIBLE and FAITH | GOD inspired
    Happy New Year ( for those that celebreate it!). Love one another no matter what you think you know or dont know about them. Only GOD knows all things. We can only assume. Assumption is guessing upon things we may have seen on or about someone at a specific time and place. This can all change at GOD's will the next second. On this NEW YEAR ( again for those that celebrate), new minute, new day, new second, etc..... may we all have a new way of thinking and start loving one another. We all are going through various things...
  • Nigerian Bishops Call For Help to Fight Sect

    12/31/2011 1:38:55 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | 12/31/11
    LAGOS — An influential body grouping Nigeria's Catholic Bishops Saturday urged President Goodluck Jonathan to hire foreign crime experts to snuff out an Islamist sect blamed for hundreds of deaths. "I call on Mr President to recall the retired experts in criminology and employ foreign experts in this field to assist the active security agents to put an immediate end to the Boko Haram menace," a statement said. Boko Haram is believed to include different factions with varying aims, including those with political links as well as a hard-core Islamist cell that has drawn supporters from young people in the...
  • GOD's COVENANTS!! What we receive from GOD. What we inherit.

    12/30/2011 7:40:08 AM PST · by jesus4life
    Bible and Faith | GOD inspired
    GOD made two covenants. 1 with Ishmael and the other with Isaac. Let's remember what they are and learn from them, and not be surprised as the gospel is being fulfilled. All must come to pass.
  • Nigeria: Suicide Bombers Spoil Christmas

    12/27/2011 2:39:40 AM PST · by Cronos · 5 replies
    All ^ | 26 Dec 2011 | Abbas Jimoh, Muideen Olaniyi, Misbahu Bashir, Andrew Agbese And Hamza Idris26 December 2011
    A wave of coordinated bomb attacks yesterday targeted churches during Christmas service near Abuja, in Jos and in Damaturu, leaving at least 28 people dead. Also, three security personnel were killed when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into the headquarters of the State Security Service in Damaturu, Yobe State. Yesterday's coordinated attacks began with a car bomb that exploded with its driver at about 8am at the St Theresa's Catholic Church in Madalla, an Abuja satellite town about 40 km from the centre of the capital, as worshippers were leaving after a morning service. At least 27 people,...

    12/25/2011 6:14:53 PM PST · by jesus4life · 12 replies
    BIBLE and faith | GOD
  • Midnight Masses Canceled in Iraq Because of Growing Security Concerns

    12/23/2011 6:32:26 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LONDON (CNS) -- Chaldean Catholic officials have canceled traditional Christmas Eve midnight Masses because of security risks. Chaldean Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk in northern Iraq told the agency Aid to the Church in Need that Christians will spend Christmas in "great fear" because of the risk of new attacks. All services and Masses have been scheduled for daylight hours, he said in an interview with Rome-based AsiaNews. "Midnight Christmas Mass has been canceled in Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk as a consequence of the never-ending assassinations of Christians," he said, citing the Oct. 31, 2010, attack on the Syrian Catholic...