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  • Al-Qaradawi: The President of the Global Muslim Brotherhood

    12/01/2012 8:00:59 PM PST · by Katechon · 81 replies
    In-Extremis | December 1 | Katechon
    Al-Qaradawi (يوسف القرضاوي) is the president of the Global Muslim Brotherhood. He's the movement's ultimate authority. Based in Qatar, he operates without interference from local authorities. His ultimate, avowed goal is to have the islamic law (Sharia) enforced world-wide. Born in Egypt in 1926, he studied at Al-Azhar University, the most ancient institution of "education" in the Sunni Muslim world. Founded in 971 A.D, and located in Cairo, it became a "university" in 1961, with branches in several countries. It has rapidly become a hotbed of Muslim Brothers. As a student, Qaradawi was active in the resistance to the...
  • (Take My Wives, Please) 1,000-Year-Old Muslim Joke Book Found

    12/01/2012 2:17:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    Discovery News ^ | November 27, 2012 | Jennifer Viegas
    1,000-Year-Old Muslim Joke Book Found An 11th-century book by a revered Baghdad Muslim scholar turns out to be a tongue-in-cheek guide for party crashers, according to the researcher who translated the book into English. The tome was originally authored by al-Khatib al-Baghdadi, a well known scholar of the Prophet Mohammed's teachings. According to Emily Selove of the University of Manchester, who did the translation, he wrote the book to remind readers "that every serious minded person needs to take a break." She continued, "This book, which contains flirtation, profanity, and even a little drunkenness, is a lot of fun and...
  • Why Wont Morsi Back Down? Read His Resume

    11/30/2012 11:20:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 30, 2012 | Eric Trager
    From the moment that tens of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to protest President Mohamed Morsis power-grabbing constitutional declaration, western journalists largely assumed that Morsi would back down. From their vantage point, criticism of Morsis move from within his own government, threats of judicial strikes, and the sheer magnitude of popular anger could force Morsi, in the words of The New York Times, to engage in the kind of give and take that democratic government requires. So when Morsi met with judges on Monday evening and promised that his newly declared powers only applied to ill-defined acts of...
  • What Is the Difference Between Islam and Islamism? ?

    11/30/2012 4:00:03 PM PST · by teflon9 · 24 replies
    George Mason University's History News Network ^ | September 8, 2003 | Melvin E. Matthews, Jr
    The term Islamism was coined to differentiate Islam as modern ideology from Islam as a faith. It became necessary to make this distinction after the Iranian revolution of 1979, which gave rise to the popular use of the term: "Islamic fundamentalism." The use of fundamentalism to describe Islam spread so fast that by 1990, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary defined fundamentalism as "the strict maintenance of traditional Protestant beliefs" and "the strict maintenance of ancient or fundamental doctrines of any religion, especially Islam." Ironically the more the media embraced Islamic fundamentalism as a term, the more scholars of Islam looked...
  • US sets deadline for Iran to cooperate with IAEA

    11/29/2012 4:32:13 PM PST · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/29/12
    The United States effectively set a March deadline on Thursday for Iran to start cooperating in substance with a U.N. nuclear agency investigation, saying it would otherwise urge reporting the issue to the U.N. Security Council. The comments by U.S. diplomat Robert Wood to the 35-nation governing board of the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency signalled Washington's growing frustration at the lack of results in the IAEA's inquiry into possible military dimensions to Tehran's nuclear programme. Iran denies the charge. "If by March Iran has not begun substantive cooperation with the IAEA, the United States ... would urge the board...
  • Israel demands nuclear ultimatum for Iran

    08/12/2012 5:14:13 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/12/2012 | Mark Weiss in Jerusalem
    Israel declared that international talks with Iran on its nuclear programme had failed as it demanded a deadline of "just a few weeks" be handed down to Tehran to scrap its atomic build-up. It emerged that new intelligence shared with Israel by the West indicated that Iran had moved several steps closer to developing a nuclear warhead that could be fitted on the Shahab-3 missile. According to an unidentified official, new intelligence obtained by Israel, the United States and other Western states shows that Iran's development of a nuclear weapon is progressing far beyond the scope reported by the International...
  • Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood. Via its Genesis.

    11/29/2012 9:52:26 PM PST · by Katechon · 16 replies
    In-Extremis | November 27 | Katechon
    Hassan al-Banna (left), حسن البنا and Saïd Ramadan (right), سعيد رمضان Al-Banna was born in Mahmudiya, Egypt, in 1906. [Biographical info here, ikhwanwiki arabic here, translated here]. He co-founded the Muslim Youth Association in 1927, restored the newspaper Al-Manar and the weekly al-Shehab, a magazine founded by Imam Abdul Hamid Ben Badis [more info here], and launched the Muslim Brotherhood in March 1928. Al-Banna casted the Muslim Brotherhood's project as twofold: a) to resist Western colonialism (الاستعمار) in its attempt to conquer the peoples of muslim faith (الشعوب المسلمة), and b) to implement Islamic law (Sharia, الشريعة) in the...
  • One to go for 20.000 acts of terrorism carried out since 9/11 by islamic terrorists

    11/29/2012 1:45:53 PM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    The Religion of Peace ^ | November 29 2012
    The counter reached 19999 after today terrorists committed these acts: 2012.11.29 (Dih Rawud, Afghanistan) - A woman and five children are among ten civilians torn to shreds by a Taliban roadside bomb. 2012.11.29 (Karbala, Iraq) - Two bomb blasts at a restaurant packed with Shia pilgirms, obliterating nearly thirty. 2012.11.29 (Wana, Pakistan) - A 13-year-old suicide bomber kills three other people at a market. 2012.11.29 (Karbala, Iraq) - An Islamic Army of Iraq car bomb kills eight at the entrance of Shia Shrine. 2012.11.29 (Karachi, Pakistan) - A 60-year-old caretaker at a Shia mosque is picked off by Sipah-e-Sahaba gunmen.
  • France to open worlds first mosque for the gay community'...

    11/29/2012 1:44:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    mailonline ^ | 11.29.2012 | Sam Webb
    FULL TITLE: France to open worlds first mosque for the gay community (where women and men wont be segregated) A French-Algerian homosexual man is planning to open a 'mosque for gays' in France and hopes to eventually conduct same-sex Muslim marriages. Mohammed Ludovic Ltfi Zahed, an Algerian Muslim living in Paris who is married to his gay partner, hopes to open the doors by the end of the month, according to the Jerusalem Post. Mr Zahed says the mosque, situated in a Buddhist chapel in Paris, will also break another Islamic taboo by refusing to segregate women and men. He...
  • Muslims kill Jewish woman in Iran

    11/29/2012 1:34:56 PM PST · by bayouranger · 6 replies
    upi.com ^ | 29NOV12 | Not Listed
    ISFAHAN, Iran, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A Jewish woman was stabbed to death in Isfahan, Iran, in what her family said was a religiously motivated crime. Menashe Amir, an Iranian Jewry expert, told The Times of Israel the 57-year-old woman, identified as Tuba N., was killed Monday, allegedly by her Muslim neighbors, who had been trying to drive the family from their home and confiscate their property, which is adjacent to a mosque. "The religious radicals even expropriated part of the house and attached it to the mosque's courtyard," Amir said. "The Jewish family appealed to the courts ... despite...
  • Syria: Jihadists twin suicide car bombings in Christian suburb of Damascus kill 34, 83 wounded

    11/29/2012 8:44:48 AM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | November 28, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    And so it begins. If the jihadists succeed in Syria, millions of Christians, Alawites, and Druze will be mercilessly slaughtered. "Twin suicide car bombings in Damascus suburb kill 34" Montreal Gazette (thanks to Jack M) DAMASCUS, Syria - Twin suicide car bombs ripped through a Damascus suburb minutes apart on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people, state media said, and rebels claimed they shot down a Syrian air force fighter jet. The state news agency, SANA, said suicide bombers detonated two cars packed with explosives early in the morning in the eastern suburb of Jaramana, a Christian and Druse area...
  • Judge: Christian evangelists can sue Muslims: Arab Chamber of Commerce runs festival...

    11/29/2012 8:24:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    WND ^ | November 28, 2012 | unknown
    A federal judge has ruled that Christian evangelists who were arrested at a Dearborn, Mich., festival sponsored by the Arab Chamber of Commerce can sue the business organization. The court finds that plaintiffs do properly allege a civil conspiracy among defendants, including the AACC, to deprive plaintiffs of their constitutional rights sufficient to survive a motion to dismiss, the courts ruling said. It came in a case brought by the American Freedom Law Center on behalf of the Christians. David Yerushalmi, AFLC co-founder and senior counsel, said: The detailed allegations of our 100-page civil rights complaint sets out a pattern...
  • Hamas: Killing Jews is worship of Allah (...latest anti-Semitic statement: 'This is Quranic Islam')

    11/29/2012 5:09:19 AM PST · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | November 28, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Their words, not mine. Israels latest defensive action in Gaza has led to an ugly new outpouring of Jew-hatred across the globe. So many devout Muslims calling for jihad in the cause of Islam, so few moderates denouncing the devout. So many misunderstanders of Islam, so few moderates speaking out against the millions of misunderstanders. It is not surprising because Jew hatred is a religious mandate under Islam. During Operation Pillar of Defense, Hamas broadcast a video on its official Al-Aqsa TV station saying, Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah. IPT News reported Monday that...
  • Nigerian Muslim group slaughters 20 young women in their college dorm

    11/29/2012 5:00:05 AM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | November 28, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Obama say, "respect it!" And how depraved is President Obama and in the tank for jihad? He refuses to designate Boko Haram a terror organization. Boko Haram means "books bad," or Western education is sinful. "Nigerian Muslim group slaughters 20 young women" Digital Journal (thanks to Armaros via Blazing Cat Fur) Maiduguri - Friday, about a day after 10 men were killed in Maiduguri, at least 20 women, some clad in mini-skirts and others in slacks, were slaughtered in their Maiduguri homes and college dormitories. While members of the Boko Haram terrorist organization are suspected of committing the heinous terrorist...
  • US: David Headley, Tahawwur Rana to be sentenced in January 2013

    11/28/2012 7:32:21 PM PST · by Jyotishi
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Press Trust of India
    Chicago - The sentencing of American-born Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist David Headley, accused of involvement in 26/11 Mumbai attacks, has been fixed for January 17, 2013 while that of his accomplice Tahawwur Rana has been rescheduled for January 15 from December 4. According to Chicago court spokesperson Randall Samborn, US District Judge Harry Leinenweber will announce the sentence of the two accused, who have been charged with conspiracy of 2008 Mumbai attack and plan to attack a Denmark newspaper. "The sentencing date for Tahawwur Rana has been rescheduled from December 4, 2012, to January 15, 2013, and the sentencing of David Coleman...
  • The Birth of Hamas

    11/26/2012 9:40:41 AM PST · by Katechon · 21 replies
    In-Extremis | November 26 | Katechon
    Hamas traces its roots back to the Muslim Brotherhood. Sheikh Hasan Ahmed Abdel Rahman Muhammed al-Banna launched the Muslim Brothers in March 1928. The motto of the Muslim Brotherhood, which al-Banna supplied, is: "Islam is the solution, the Koran is our Constitution, Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our Leader, Jihad is our way, dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope." Said Ramadan was born in 1926 in Shibin al-Kawm, a village in the Nile delta. He encountered al-Banna and joined the Muslim Brotherhood when he was 14. After graduating from Cairo University, he became al-Banna's...
  • Gay Mosque to Open in Paris, Address to Be Secret

    11/28/2012 1:54:24 PM PST · by billorites · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 28, 2012 | DRAGANA JOVANOVIC
    Ludovic Mohammed Zahed is braced for controversy, maybe even worse. A gay Muslim and an expert on the Koran, Zahed plans to open Europe's first gay-friendly mosque in Paris at the end of this month. He calls it a place of shelter as well as a place of worship. "We need to have a safe space for people who do not feel comfortable and at ease in normal mosques," Zahed told ABC News. "There are transgender people who fear aggression, women who do not want to wear head scarf or sit in the back of the mosque. This project gives...
  • Egyptian Court Sentences Americans To Death

    11/28/2012 4:29:58 PM PST · by WXRGina · 25 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | November 28, 2012 | Scooter Van Neuter
    An Egyptian court has sentenced to death in absentia seven Egyptians, a Florida-based American pastor, and the Editor in Chief of this site. The Egyptians were found guilty of being associated with an anti-Islam film that sparked riots throughout the Muslim world, the Florida pastor was convicted for burning a Koran, and Big Hairy News chief Scooter Van Neuter was sentenced to death for posting a series of portraits of the Prophet Muhammad. "I deeply regret that the Egyptian court took offense to our artwork," said Van Neuter as he made final preparations to move to an undisclosed location. "It...
  • Grover Norquist is the problem with Washington DC, not the solution

    11/28/2012 2:49:58 PM PST · by LSUfan · 32 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 28 Nov 12 | Patrick Poole
    One of the bigger political stories of the past few days has been the backlash by some members of the GOP to the manner in which Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform wields some legislators tax pledges as a bludgeon to Grovers own agenda. Some of the criticism of these lawmakers is on target as they lose their nerve following Obamas reelection and are contemplating various revenue enhancements or tax reform schemes as mechanisms to raise taxes on American citizens. Fair enough. But that in no way makes Grover Norquist the guy in the white hat as a review...
  • Gazan billboards say Thank you Iran

    11/28/2012 9:57:43 AM PST · by Lera · 9 replies
    Large billboards saying Thank you Iran have appeared next to three major road junctions in the Gaza Strip in an unprecedented public acknowledgment of the weapons terrorist groups in the Strip receive from the Islamic Republic. The message was written in Arabic, English, Hebrew and Farsi above a picture of an Iranian manufactured Fajr 5 rocket like the ones fired at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem during the recent round of hostilities. Iranian rockets struck at Tel Aviv. They reached Jerusalem. Therefore it was our duty to thank those who helped our people, Islamic Jihad leader Khader Habib told Reuters.