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  • Mother murdered son for 'failing to learn the Koran'

    11/01/2012 3:20:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    telegraph ^ | 11.1.2012 | telegrahp
    Sara Ege used a stick to beat seven-year-old Yaseen “like a dog” if he couldn’t recite passages from the Islamic text. The beatings were so brutal that the boy died from his injuries, and his mother tried to burn the body to destroy the evidence, Cardiff Crown Court was told. Yaseen was originally thought to have died in the house fire. But a post-mortem examination showed Mrs Ege had been beating and abusing her little boy in the months leading up to his murder. In a video recording of her interview with police, Mrs Ege told them: “I was trying...
  • 46% of Muslims in the U.S. think criticism of Islam should be criminalized

    11/01/2012 2:30:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | October 31, 2012
    And 40% think that Muslims here should not be governed by the Constitution, but by Sharia. Does this really surprise anyone? Why should Muslims in the U.S. hold different beliefs from Muslims elsewhere? "Guess who U.S. Muslims are voting for," by Bob Unruh for WND, October 31: Nearly half of 600 Muslim-American citizens polled who plan to vote in the 2012 presidential election believe parodies of Muhammad should be prosecuted criminally in the U.S., and one in eight say the offense is so serious violators should face the death penalty. The results came in a groundbreaking scientific poll for WND...
  • Mother murdered son for “failing to learn the Koran”

    11/01/2012 1:21:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:43PM GMT 01 Nov 2012 | (unattributed)
    A mother murdered her young son and set his body on fire when he struggled to learn the Koran off by heart, a court has heard. Sara Ege used a stick to beat seven-year-old Yaseen “like a dog” if he couldn’t recite passages from the Islamic text. The beatings were so brutal that the boy died from his injuries, and his mother tried to burn the body to destroy the evidence, Cardiff Crown Court was told. …
  • In Africa, an Islamist convergence seen as a threat

    10/31/2012 5:58:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2012 | Kristina Wong
    The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has conducted terrorist attacks in Nigeria that bring it closer to al Qaeda in northern Mali, making linkages between the groups more likely and more dangerous, according to a paper published by the Combating Terrorism Center. In the past year, Boko Haram has carried out several large-scale attacks across a 900-mile swath of Nigeria, roughly the distance between New York City and Atlanta, the paper states. That puts the Nigerian extremists just 300 miles from northern Mali, which is controlled by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and other affiliated groups. Boko Haram,...
  • Islam comes to the classroom in Russia's Chechnya

    10/31/2012 7:32:38 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies
    reuters.com ^ | October 22, 2012
    This year, Russian schools started offering courses in the history of world religions, like Orthodox Christianity and Buddhism; a course on secularism is also offered, reflecting attitudes fostered during the era of the communist Soviet Union. In Chechnya the lines between history of religion and religious education are being blurred. Dzhabrailov, who says he is deputy director of his school's spiritual-moral department, says the programme is implemented in Chechnya with materials prepared by local religious leaders. Although officially not mandatory, students and teachers say all pupils are obliged to take the course on Islam, which focuses on the history of...
  • Taliban can run for president: Afghanistan election chief

    10/31/2012 11:36:08 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 4 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | 10/31/2012 | AFP
    The Taliban and other insurgent leaders could stand as candidates in Afghanistan’s next presidential election, to be held in April 2014, the country’s top poll official said Wednesday. President Hamid Karzai, who is serving his second term as leader of the war-torn nation, is constitutionally barred from running in the election and no clear candidate to succeed him has yet emerged.
  • EXPOSÉ: Italy, Land of Islam

    10/31/2012 5:38:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/10/12 | Giulio Meotti
    The Italian authorities have capitulated to hatred. Last week Italian education minister Francesco Profumo proposed that Islam be taught in public schools alongside the traditional teaching of Catholicism, while Bishop Mariano Crociata, secretary general of the Italian Episcopal Conference, announced that the Vatican is in favor of building new mosques in Italy. Tthe European Bishops met with European Muslims in Turin to proclaim the need for the “progressive enculturation of Islam in Europe". And it began when thousands of Muslims marched in front of Milan’s Duomo to protest against Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, burning Israeli flags and chanting anti-Jewish...
  • Egyptian Islamist MP caught in ‘indecent act’ with teenage {veiled} girl

    10/31/2012 1:15:55 AM PDT · by Cronos · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | June 2012 | Al Arabiya
    Hundreds of supporters of Islamist MP Ali Wanis (2nd left) marched on Friday in the city of Banha to show support for him. (Photo courtesy of al-Youm al-Sabea) Egypt’s prosecutor summoned an Islamist MP for questioning after he was caught performing an "indecent act" with a teenage girl, an Egyptian daily reported late Friday citing an unnamed security official. “The normal legal procedure in this case is to send the prosecutor’s order to the People’s Assembly [Egypt’s lower house of parliament] on Saturday, so as to lift up the parliamentary immunity from the MP,” the source was quoted as...
  • Russian Muslims swarm Moscow for ‘Feast of Sacrifice’

    10/30/2012 4:38:00 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    Russia Today ^ | October 26, 2012
    Muslims in Russia are celebrating the Feast of Sacrifice, an Islamic holiday dedicated to the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham). More than 150,000 prayers are taking place across Moscow at traditional prayer halls, and unconventional spots like golf courses. ­The main celebration of Eid al-Adha – known as Kurban Bayram in Russia – began at Moscow’s Cathedral Mosque at 8:30am local time. Despite the cold and rainy weather, worshipers gathered outside of mosques in the pre-dawn hours. Since there was limited space in the prayer halls, thousands poured out onto the streets as a mixture of rain and snow fell. Six sites...
  • Another Important Victory: The Holy Land Foundation Trial Redux

    10/30/2012 4:38:29 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 4 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 29 Oct 12 | Unattributed
    Observers who follow such things know how important the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial has been in uncovering the spread of both violent and civilizational jihad in the USA. For those who may not be familiar with the Holy Land Foundation trial, here is a very brief synopsis: The Holy Land Foundation was the largest Islamic charity in the United States. It was headquartered in Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. In 2007, federal prosecutors brought charges against the organization for funding Hamas and other Islamic terrorist organizations. The Holy Land Foundation’s assets were frozen by the European Union...
  • EGYPT: Devout Muslim groups attempt to legalise Paedophilia

    10/30/2012 2:34:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | October 30, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    More of Obama's war on women, the fallout of Obama's pro-sharia foreign policy. Much thanks to Assad Elepty for sending this. EGYPT: Islamists & Salafist attempt to legalise Paedophilia National Council for Women (NCW) called on Egypt's Ministry of Interior and security officials in Egypt's northwestern governorate of Matrouh, Saturday, to take the required action to find Sara Abdel-Malik, a 13-year-old girl who was reportedly kidnapped in September. Abdel-Malik's father had filed a complaint to the the national body for women's issues, reporting that his teenage daughter was kidnapped after leaving school on 30 September. According to the father, the...
  • saudi king urges UN action against religious insults

    10/30/2012 1:21:13 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 71 replies
    France24.com ^ | 27OCT12 | AFP
    Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on Saturday demanded a UN resolution condemning insults on monotheistic religions after a low-budget film produced in the US sparked deadly protests last month. "I demand a UN resolution that condemns any country or group that insults religions and prophets," he said during a meeting at his palace with religious figures and heads of hajj delegations in the Mina valley where pilgrims were performing final rituals of hajj. "It is our duty and that of every Muslim to protect Islam and defend the prophets." A low-budget film produced in the US, Innocence of Muslims, triggered...
  • Beyond The Line For Holy Land Foundation

    10/30/2012 1:11:50 PM PDT · by bayouranger
    www.investigativeproject.org ^ | 29OCT12 | IPT News
    While Monday's refusal by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal by defendants in the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) prosecution effectively closes the case for the defense, it could open options for the government. In addition to the five defendants, HLF as an organization also was convicted in the case. As we reported in December 2008, there are potential enforcement ramifications stemming from the HLF case beyond the five convicted defendants. This is particularly true now the appellate process has been exhausted in favor of the prosecution. Since HLF has now been legally determined to...
  • Clinton in Algeria for Talks on Mali [Romney Shed Light on this in Debate #3]

    10/30/2012 3:22:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Voice of America ^ | October 29, 2012
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Algeria for talks on fighting terrorism in Africa's Sahel region. The Obama administration is looking for Algerian cooperation against Muslim extremists in northern Mali. Secretary Clinton talked with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika about backing West African efforts against Islamic extremists in northern Mali.
  • Survey exposes French anxieties over Islam

    10/29/2012 2:08:24 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    France 24 ^ | 26/10/2012 | France 24
    he role of Islam in France was once again under the spotlight on Thursday after right-wing daily Le Figaro published the results of an opinion poll that suggested 43 percent of French people believe the religion is a “threat” to national identity. By FRANCE 24 (text) Six out of ten French people believe the influence of Islam in France is “too big” and 43 percent see the religion as a “threat” to national identity, according to the results of an opinion poll published on Thursday. The sensitive poll, which will likely cause ripples in a country home to Europe’s largest...
  • Al-Shabaab order woman stoned to death for sex offence

    10/28/2012 7:12:37 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    Africa Review ^ | Friday, October 26, 2012 | Abdulkadir Khalif
    A young woman was stoned to death Thursday in Somalia after being convicted of engaging in out-of-marriage sex, reports say. Residents of Jamama town, 425km south of Mogadishu in Lower Juba region, said that militants loyal to Al-Shabaab carried out the stoning at the town’s main square in late afternoon. “Many residents were called to attend the execution of the punishment,” a resident who requested anonymity for own safety told Kulmiye, an independent broadcaster in Mogadishu. He added that Al-Shabaab officials in the town witnessed the stoning. “The woman admitted having out-of-marriage sex,” said an Islamist official who talked to...
  • Dersim massacre monument to open next month (part of Turkey's genocide of 360,000 Kurds)

    10/28/2012 5:09:47 PM PDT · by Righting · 5 replies
    Today's saman ^ | October 24, 2012
    Dersim massacre monument to open next month 24 October 2012 / ALI HAYDAR GÖZLÜ, TUNCELI A monument built to commemorate the victims of the Dersim massacre, which started in 1937, is set to open on Nov. 17 in Mazgirt in the eastern province of Tunceli. An alleged rebellion in Dersim, the old name for Tunceli, was led by Seyit Rıza, the chief of a Zaza tribe in the region. The government at the time, led by former Republican People's Party (CHP) leader İsmet İnönü, responded with air strikes and other violent methods of suppression, killing thousands of people. The massacre...
  • Bishops seeking to revive Catholicism are worried by Islam

    10/28/2012 4:20:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 25, 2012 | Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor
    A drive to rekindle Roman Catholicism's missionary zeal is struggling to counter the challenge of Islam, a religion with an arguably more direct message and a greater institutional hold on its faithful. Bishops who have been meeting for three weeks to plot a way forward for a Church whose membership is dwindling in Europe are concerned by Islam's growth and worried about Christian minorities in Muslim countries, according to participants' comments released by the Vatican. Islam was barely mentioned in preparatory documents for the Synod on New Evangelisation, a meeting in Rome of 262 prelates from around the world been...
  • Indonesia 'foils plot to attack US missions'

    10/27/2012 4:17:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies
    (AFP) via FRANCE24.com ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2012 - 17H48 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Indonesian anti-terror police, Densus 88 secure a terror suspect's house during a raid in Mojosongo, Solo in Central Java. Indonesian police have arrested 11 members of an Islamic group allegedly planning attacks on American diplomatic missions, a spokesman says." SNIPPET: "The group had planned to hit the US embassy and a US consulate, as well as a building near the Australian embassy in the capital Jakarta that houses the office of American mining giant Freeport-McMoran, police said. Police said they were from a new outfit called HASMI, the Sunni Movement for Indonesian Society, and explosives and a bomb-making manual...
  • Skimpy Benghazi Security a “Strategic Decision”

    10/27/2012 3:53:46 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    Emerging evidence that both Ambassador Stephens and Secretary of State Clinton had requested increased security in Benghazi prior to the September 11 attack pushes blame upstream to the White House. Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney made an effort to expound upon the Administration’s thinking. “The determination not to beef up security for our embassy and consulate in Libya was a strategic decision,” Carney asserted. “I know that in hindsight it looks bad, but there were cogent reasons for the decision.” “The president felt that a heavy contingent of armed guards would send the wrong message to our Muslim friends in...