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  • Gingrich: U.S. needs to ‘reassess' relationship with Islamic world

    02/29/2012 12:34:48 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies · 2+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 29, 2012 | Jeremy Redmon and Aaron Gould Sheinin
    ROME – Returning to Georgia Tuesday for several days of campaigning, Newt Gingrich accused Pakistan of hiding Osama bin Laden before U.S. Navy SEALs assassinated him during a daring night raid last May and said the United States should reevaluate its relationship with Islamic countries. "We now know that the Pakistanis for seven years were hiding bin Laden in a military city within a mile of their national defense university," the former Georgia congressman told hundreds of supporters gathered in an airplane hangar in Rome. "Does any serious person believe that could have been done without a significant part of...
  • Pamela Geller, WND Column: Stop apologizing and start carpet-bombing

    02/29/2012 10:56:24 AM PST · by combat_boots · 16 replies
    Atlas Shrugs via WND ^ | 2/29/2012 | Pam Geller
    I turn my laser on Obama's metastasizing foreign policy failure in my column this week at WND: Stop apologizing and start carpet-bombing! Exclusive: Pamela Geller blasts Obama for groveling to Islamic supremacists over Quran We apologize, they kill. We apologize again, and they kill some more. A Quran is burned in Afghanistan, a Quran that was used to transmit plots against our troops, and Obama is apologizing. And our generals are apologizing. And the Pentagon is apologizing. America, where are you on this? Obama apologizes, they burn him in effigy. Brilliant, Obama, brilliant. And the band plays on. On Saturday,...
  • 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....
  • Islamic group threatens WND

    02/29/2012 8:14:56 AM PST · by yoe · 13 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Feburary 28, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    A man who says he represents the United Muslim Nations International organization has warned WND to “moderate” its reporting on issues involving Islam because of how Muslims may react. The warning came in an email to WND from Faarooq al Mohammedi, who said he was asking on behalf of the Muslim organization that WND “comply as it would be in the companies (sic) best interest as we would not want to take you down the same rout (sic) as we have with other non-complaint media firms.” Ads by Google 1 Trick to Live HappierThis ridiculously easy way to live happier...
  • Syriana redux: The Middle East fragments

    02/29/2012 8:20:45 AM PST · by combat_boots · 9 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 2/29/2012 | Brian M Downing
    National borders from the eastern Mediterranean to the Iranian border were made after the breakup of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. Britain and France, with little consideration for sectarian or ethnic realities, drew lines across the area and established the new countries of Iraq and Syria. As authoritarian regimes disappear under the weight of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq and the ongoing uprising in Syria, regional boundaries may be redrawn by indigenous peoples and regional powers. Five new states could emerge: Shi'ite Iraq, Sunni Iraq, Sunni Syria, Greater Kurdistan, and Shi'ite Syria. Shi'ite Iraq Sunnis governed the Mesopotamian area...
  • Kabul on razor's edge

    02/29/2012 8:18:09 AM PST · by combat_boots · 12 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 2/28/2012 | M K Bhadrakumar
    The killing in Kabul on Saturday of two high-ranking American military officials - a colonel and a major - serving with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will prompt a paradigm shift in regional security. Afghanistan surges as still America's number one "hot spot", over-shadowing Syria and Iran. If President Barack Obama thought it was time for the United States military to "pivot" toward the Asia-Pacific, it has been delusionary thinking. The Taliban retain a big say still in the upcoming campaign for Obama's re-election bid; the strategy of peace talks with the Taliban will need a close look. The...
  • Geller Exclusive in the Daily Caller: Hundreds of threats for assault victim in

    02/29/2012 8:02:00 AM PST · by combat_boots · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/27/2012 | Pam Geller
    (Extended title) ...case dismissed by Quran-minded judge There are a number of breaking developments in the exclusive I wrote for the Daily Caller, today. Don't miss it. Go here.
  • US Military Submits to Dawah at Ohio Terror Mosque

    02/29/2012 7:49:51 AM PST · by combat_boots · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs, et al ^ | 2/27/2012 | Pam Geller
    You can't make this stuff up. The terror-tied Noor Islamic Cultural Center extended an invitation for an "unconventional training exercise" for members of the U.S. Army 412th Civil Affairs Battalion, a visit "aimed to help bridge the cultural divide between American soldiers and civilians in Muslim-majority nations." Taqiyya and proselytizing at its most advanced. If Muslim-majority nations want to "bridge the cultural divide," then just stop killing infidels, subjugating non-Muslims and women, honor killings, etc. But most of all stop the jihadist attacks on the infidel across the world. "Muslims at Noor addressed misunderstandings about Islam." Atlas readers are long...
  • "A Movie about Muhammad: An Idea whose Time Has Come"

    02/29/2012 7:46:03 AM PST · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/28/2012 | Pam Geller et al
    Ali Sina, renowned ex-Muslim author, founder of FaithFreedom.org and SION Board member, has a brilliant idea, a plan, to educate and liberate those enslaved by the most radical and extreme ideology on the face of the earth, but he needs our help: A Movie about Muhammad: An Idea whose Time Has Come. I started writing about Islam in 1998. When I read the Quran and the life of Muhammad it became clear to me that the world is in danger. Islam is a threat to mankind and this threat will not end until we all surrender to a global tyranny...
  • Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood file lawsuits against a number of Egyptian female artists and actresses

    02/29/2012 7:43:42 AM PST · by combat_boots · 9 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/28/2012 | Pam Geller
    More of the lethal cosmic fallout from Obama's cosmic wager. Egypt. I told ya so. Demands to prosecute Summaya Al Khashab and Ghada Abd Al Raziq February 28, Albawaba 2012 tip david Wilson A group of Egyptian lawyers, who belong to the Muslim Brotherhood political party, have filed lawsuits against a number of Egyptian female artists. The top of the list of artists to be sued are Egyptian actresses Summaya Al Khashab. In the lawsuit filed, it was claimed that the said actresses present roles that are too provocative and encourage sexuality and other inappropriate behaviors. According to the London...
  • Muslim Gang Sex Trafficking Trial in Tennessee Unusual in Scope, 30 on Trial

    02/29/2012 7:40:52 AM PST · by combat_boots · 16 replies · 3+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/28/2012 | Pam Geller
    In another gruesome growing trend, Muslim sex trafficking gangs have come to America. We have seen these Muslim sex gangs in the UK. Photo gallery of the defendants here. Dozens of Muslim defendants are on trial in Tennessee for running a prostitution ring, forcing girls as young as 12 years old to unimaginable horror. The judge has granted the defendants’ request to take breaks consistent with Muslim prayer times. Now, that's rich. There has been at least one alleged incident of witness tampering in the case proceeding toward trial in Nashville. Three Twin Cities women — Hawo Osman Ahmed, Ifrah...
  • The New York Times Manufacturing 911 Faux Controversy

    02/29/2012 7:36:23 AM PST · by combat_boots · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/28/2012 | Pam Geller and the Slimes
    Look at this. What follows is a NY Times media request from David Dunlap of the TImes to 911 family members. Dunlap is trying to create controversy where none exists. He has emailed the 911 families asking if the photo of a billboard for a TV show offends them (see below). Does this offend you? The New York Times demands that we kiss the ring of jihadists. The New York Times, which wantonly shilled, promoted, advanced and shilled for the Ground Zero mosque (which over 80% of the families opposed). But if 911 family members opposed the mosque, they were...
  • GITMO Enemy Combatants Get $750,000 Soccer Field – With Video

    02/29/2012 7:32:57 AM PST · by combat_boots · 7 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/28/2012 | Pam Geller
    I think I am going to puke. Then cry. Or maybe cry first and then puke. Who comes up with these ideas, funds them and gets them implemented? Was this one of Obama's grovel-ready projects? I wonder what Obama will call it. The Mohammmad Atta Sports Field? Khalid Sheik Mohammed Sports Complex? How About Osama Obama? More DOO DOO -- Daily Obama Outrage Pentagon - POLITICS Guantanamo detainees get new $750G soccer field Fox News: At a time of record deficits, a new soccer field for detainees at Camp 6 in Guantanamo Bay is just getting the finishing touches —...
  • Top Chicago Cop Caves to Hamas-CAIR

    02/29/2012 7:30:43 AM PST · by combat_boots · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/28/2012 | Pam Geller, et al
    I thought cops stuck together, like brothers. In Chicago, not so much. Look at this pathetic cop from Obamatown (Chicago) selling out his brothers to ..... the Hamas-CAIR enemy. Either McCarthy is a weak tool, or he figures the jihadists aren't targeting a second-calls city like Chicago anyway. New York, on the other hand, is a jewel, the capital of the world. McCarthy probably doesn't trust the notorious hater Ahmed Rehab as far as he can throw him. But even so, he shouldn't give this subversive the imprimatur of legitimacy. Shame on Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. Way to blast...
  • BOMBSHELL: US in talks to swap jihad terror Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman & 49 others for 19

    02/29/2012 7:25:03 AM PST · by combat_boots · 22 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/29/2012 | Pam Geller, Robt Spencer, et all
    (title continued) Americans held in Egypt Shocking. This would be the nadir of Obama's craven foreign policy of surrender, releasing the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that killed six people and injured more than a thousand. Treason. Al-Arabiya: US in talks to swap jihad terror Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman & 49 others for 19 Americans held in Egypt thanks to Robert Spencer
  • Tunisia, Egypt Islamists signal bigger religion role

    02/28/2012 10:42:22 PM PST · by U-238 · 1 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/22/2012 | Tom Heneghan
    After months of reassuring secularist critics, Islamist politicians in Tunisia and Egypt have begun to lay down markers about how Muslim their states should be -- and first signs show they want more religion than previously admitted. Islamist parties swept the first free elections in both countries in recent months after campaigns that stressed their readiness to work with the secularists they struggled with in the Arab Spring revolts against decades-long dictatorships. With political deadlines looming, the Tunisian coalition led by the reformist Islamist Ennahda party and the head of Egypt's influential Muslim Brotherhood both made statements this week revealing...
  • Penn Judge: Muslims Allowed to Attack People for Insulting Mohammad

    02/27/2012 7:40:00 PM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 42 replies · 4+ views
    Yahoo! Contributor Network ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    Jonathon Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, reports on a disturbing case in which a state judge in Pennsylvania threw out an assault case involving a Muslim attacking an atheist for insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Judge Mark Martin, an Iraq war veteran and a convert to Islam, threw the case out in what appears to be an invocation of Sharia law.
  • Ugly One, Master, Tiger: The sex gang accused of grooming underage girls

    02/27/2012 5:02:43 PM PST · by bayouranger · 28 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 22FEB12 | GUY PATRICK
    GIRLS as young as 13 got pizzas and booze for having sex with a gang of men — whose nicknames included The Ugly One, Master and Tiger, a jury heard yesterday. Victims were chatted up and groomed by the men who then passed them around so fellow Asians could satisfy their lust, the court was told. Prosecutor Rachel Smith said as 11 men including a 59-year-old went on trial for child-sex crimes how schoolgirls would be plied with drink until they were in a stupor. Ms Smith said of one 14-year-old: "She was unable to describe all of the men...
  • Obama trashes Catholicism, bows to Islam

    02/27/2012 4:48:32 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies · 3+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-27-12 | DrJohn
    The Korans burned in Afghanistan were destroyed not out of malice, but out of concern. They were "mishandled" but not intentionally. Detainees had written in them, sending messages to one another. Writing in a Koran is itself considered blasphemous. Not that anyone cares. Riots ensued. This led to two Americans being killed soon after. More riots. Barack Obama apologizes, then apologizes "severely."Doesn't do a lick of good. Two more NATO officers are murdered. Barack Obama is negotiating with our new friends the Taliban. And how did Obama's new pals react? Not well. KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Taliban urged Afghans Thursday...
  • Judge rules against atheist attacked in costume [Video at link]

    02/27/2012 10:00:42 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 22, 2012 | Dennis Owens
    MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - It almost sounds like the makings of a joke: an atheist, a Muslim and the Mechanicsburg Halloween parade. But non-believers aren't laughing about an attack and insist what's really frightening is the way a district judge ruled on it. The Atheists of Central Pennsylvania decided to walk in the Mechanicsburg Halloween parade. There was a zombie Pope and a zombie Muhammed. On YouTube, you can catch a scary moment. It's dark and distorted, but a Muslim man comes off the curb extremely offended at Muhammed being depicted in this way. "He grabbed me, choked me from...
  • PA Judge Rules Muslims Have Right to Assault those Who Offend Islam

    02/27/2012 9:42:25 AM PST · by John Semmens · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Feb 2012 | John Semmens
    A Pennsylvania man walking in a parade dressed as a zombie Muhammad next to a man dressed as a zombie Pope was physically assaulted by a recent Muslim immigrant for insulting Islam. Instead of facing jail time or being assessed for damages, the attacker was absolved by Judge Mark Martin. Martin, himself a Muslim, brushed aside the victim’s First Amendment rights asserting that “freedom of speech does not entitle anyone to commit blasphemy against another’s religious beliefs. I am quite familiar with the Koran. Nowhere does it state that Muhammad arose and walked among the dead. For him to be...
  • Learning the Wrong Lessons From the Fort Hood Massacre

    02/27/2012 5:45:39 AM PST · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 27 feb 2012 | Scott Swett
    Submission to Islam has been institutionalized by our national security apparatus. The official handling of the Fort Hood massacre proves the case. On November 5, 2009, Major Nidal Hasan, a U.S. Army psychiatrist who had previously served at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, shot 45 of his fellow soldiers at the deployment center at Fort Hood in Texas, killing thirteen. It was the most deadly shooting attack ever on an American military base. Maj. Hasan, who had been scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan, was charged with murder and attempted murder, but not terrorism. His court-martial will begin next month....
  • Terry Jones threatens Koran burning if Iranian pastor is executed

    02/27/2012 3:40:54 AM PST · by tobyhill · 35 replies · 3+ views
    Christian Today ^ | 2/27/2012 | staff
    The organisation of firebrand pastor Dr Terry Jones has said it will burn Korans and images of the Prophet Muhammad if an Iranian pastor is executed for his faith. Stand Up America Now made the threat after it emerged last week that the Iranian courts may have upheld the execution order for Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. The pastor has been in prison since October 2009. He was originally detained for protesting but the charge was later changed to apostasy. Dr Jones sparked an international panic in 2010 when he threatened to burn Korans on the anniversary of 9/11. After sparking riots...
  • U.S. Agencies See No Move by Iran to Build a Bomb (5th-Column/Useful-Idiot Journalism at Its Best)

    02/27/2012 3:24:05 AM PST · by drpix · 12 replies · 2+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | February 24, 201 | RISEN and MAZZETTI
    WASHINGTON — Even as the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said in a new report Friday that Iran had accelerated its uranium enrichment program, American intelligence analysts continue to believe that there is no hard evidence that Iran has decided to build a nuclear bomb.... In Senate testimony on Jan. 31, James R. Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence, stated explicitly that American officials believe that Iran is preserving its options for a nuclear weapon, but said there was no evidence that it had made a decision on making a concerted push to build a weapon... “They are certainly moving...
  • Nine killed in Afghan airport bomb, NATO base attacked

    02/26/2012 11:13:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 27, 2012 | Hamid Shalizi and Amie Ferris-Rotman
    Kabul - A suicide car bomber killed at least nine people in an attack on a military airport in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said, the latest incident of violence and protests since copies of the Koran were inadvertently burned at a NATO base last week. There was no official indication the explosion at the gates of Jalalabad airport was linked to other deadly protests and riots, although the Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack as "revenge" for the Koran burning. Anti-Western fury has deepened significantly since the desecration of the Muslim holy book at the main NATO base...
  • OFFICIAL AFGHAN GOVERNMENT WEBSITE - NATO agrees to allow prosecution of Koran burners!

    02/26/2012 10:14:13 PM PST · by Crazieman · 95 replies · 19+ views
    Joint Statement by the Delegations Assigned to Probe Bagram Incident Saturday, 25 February 2012 09:02 In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate Following the insulting and shameful act of burning Quran in Bagram airbase that injured the religious sentiments of the Islamic world and particularly of the Afghan Muslim nation, two delegations comprising of representatives from government, the National Council of Ulemma and the National Assembly were assigned and dispatched to investigate the circumstances and causes that have led to the inhumane incident. The delegations, while deeply touched by the religious sentiments shown by the Afghan...
  • Farrakhan: 'Do you think they're wicked enough to be plotting our brother's assassination?'

    02/26/2012 8:25:42 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 97 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 26, 2012 | Dan Hinkel
    In a fiery lecture to thousands of followers of the Nation of Islam on Sunday, Minister Louis Farrakhan warned that racial hatred could lead to attempts to assassinate President Barack Obama.
  • The Pershing solution to terrorism

    02/26/2012 8:12:25 PM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Speedy Media
    From Speedy Media: Just before World War I, there were a number of terrorist attacks on the United States forces in the Philippines, by Muslim extremists. General Pershing captured 50 terrorists, and had them tied to posts for execution. He had his is men slaughter two pigs, in front of the horrified terrorists The soldiers soaked their bullets in the pig's blood, and proceeded to execute 49 of the terrorists by firing squad. The soldiers dug a big hole, dumped in the terrorist's bodies, and covered them in pig blood, entrails, etc. They let the 50th man go. And for...
  • Christians Stoned by Muslim Mob at Temple Mount, Media Silent

    02/26/2012 6:42:51 PM PST · by opentalk · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Creeping Sharia ^ | February 26, 2012 | Creeping Sharia
    Christian tourists have been stoned by a mob of Palestinian Muslims during a visit to Temple Mount in Jerusalem. A mob of 50 Muslims reportedly attacked a group of Christian tourist’s atop Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, according to Israel Today Magazine. Israeli police intervened to protect the Christian group and three officers were wounded.Many of the attackers were minors and 11 of them were caught and arrested. Investigators believe the attack was sparked by the former Muslim mufti (scholar) of Jerusalem, Ekrama Sabri, who urged local Muslims to protect mosques from and Israeli conspiracy. Sabri recently told Palestinian media that Jewish...
  • Afghan Protesters Hurl Grenades at US Base (Obama's apology doesn't quell violence)

    02/26/2012 2:39:42 PM PST · by tobyhill · 19 replies · 2+ views
    abc ^ | 2/26/2012 | DEB RIECHMANN and RAHIM FAIEZ / Associated Press
    Demonstrators hurled grenades at a U.S. base in northern Afghanistan, and a gun battle left two Afghans dead and seven NATO troops injured Sunday in the escalating crisis over the burning of Muslim holy books at an American airfield. More than 30 people have been killed, including four U.S. troops, in six days of unrest. Still, the top U.S. diplomat in Afghanistan said the violence would not change Washington's course . "Tensions are running very high here, and I think we need to let things calm down, return to a more normal atmosphere, and then get on with business," Ambassador...
  • Obama Torching Bible Mimics Crazed Reign of Tamburlaine the Great

    02/26/2012 6:20:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 26, 2012 | Kelly O'Connell
    Don’t be shocked that Barack has a literary precursor birthed during the turbulent Tudor age in all its manic creativity and grandeur. First modern playwright Christopher Marlowe, whose demons eventually overcame prodigious dramatic gifts, is a fitting author for the backdrop of the sordid tale of Barack Obama. Predating Shakespeare’s feats, Marlowe’s epic Tamburlaine the Great is the story of an unprincipled, megalomaniac, demented ruler whose psyche breaks as his demise is delivered. At the end of this superb play, King Tamburlaine throws down the Koran in an ill-fated and cursed symbol of his war against God. For immediately after...
  • Blast Injures U.S. Soldiers as Riots Rage in Afghanistan (Ministry shooter had silencer on pistol)

    02/26/2012 4:20:05 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/26/12 | GRAHAM BOWLEY and ALISSA J. RUBIN
    -snip- A few details of the killing within the Interior Ministry were emerging, although many reports offered conflicting views of what had happened. According to three Afghan security officials familiar with the case, the main suspect was Abdul Saboor, who was said to have worked in the ministry for more than a year as a driver. The two American officers who were killed were shot in the head and the pistol used to kill them was equipped with a silencer, the officials said. Afghan officials said that Mr. Saboor was at large, apparently able to leave the ministry without complication...
  • The U.S. should never be burning books (Hurl warning)

    02/26/2012 2:17:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN World ^ | February 26, 2012 | Professor Allison Stanger, Special to CNN
    President Obama’s apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the U.S. military burning Qurans at Bagram Air Field, the largest NATO base in Afghanistan, has prompted a fierce reaction. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich called the apology “an outrage.” Our Commander in Chief was courageous to apologize in an election year for an outrageous violation of American values that happened on his watch. But the debate that focuses only on whether it is right or wrong to burn Qurans or whether the Afghan people are justified in responding with rioting misses the larger question: What were American forces doing burning...
  • Obama extends apology tour to VA mosque as Muslims riot, kill worldwide

    02/26/2012 2:01:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 26, 2012 | Joe Newby
    Obama official goes to VA mosque, Iranian general calls for burning of White House, death of U.S. commanders as Muslims riot and kill. An Obama Defense Department official visited a mosque in Virginia on Friday to repeat the Administration's apology over Korans that were burned at a U.S. base in Afghanistan. But Obama's groveling is not working as planned. My Fox NY reported Saturday: Peter Lavoy, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, attended services at the ADAMS Center in Sterling, Va., and told the congregation he was there to express his "sincere regret" on behalf...
  • We should NOT have apologised for Koran burning, says Santorum

    02/26/2012 12:02:14 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 48 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 26, 2012 | Hannah Roberts and Suzannah Hills
    Rick Santorum has condemned President Barack Obama's apology for the burning of Korans at a U.S base in Afghanistan. The Republican presidential hopeful added that Afghanistan should apologise to the U.S. for the deaths of four U.S. soldiers during six days of violence sparked by the incident. 'There was nothing deliberately done wrong here,' Santorum told ABC's This Week today. 'This was something that happened as a mistake. Killing Americans in uniform is not a mistake. It was something that deliberate.' Another eight U.S. servicemen were wounded in a grenade attack today in violent protests that have engulfed Afghanistan this...
  • Rick Warren builds bridge to Muslims

    02/26/2012 10:03:29 AM PST · by Fast Moving Angel · 70 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 2/25/12 | Jim Hinch
    The Rev. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest and one of America's most influential Christian leaders, has embarked on an effort to heal divisions between evangelical Christians and Muslims by partnering with Southern California mosques and proposing a set of theological principles that includes acknowledging that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
  • Flashback to 2008: Bush apologizesto Iraq for koran shooting

    02/26/2012 8:48:13 AM PST · by jeltz25 · 35 replies · 1+ views
    BAGHDAD (AFP) — US President George W. Bush has apologised to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki over the shooting of a Koran by an American soldier near Baghdad, state television announced on Tuesday. "The prime minister received an apology from US President George W. Bush on the incident of shooting of a Koran by a US soldier," Al-Iraqia television said. US military authorities in Iraq have apologised to the local community west of Baghdad where the staff sergeant fired at the Koran during shooting practice on May 11.
  • Flashback to 2001: Bush apologizes for Muslim being removed from WH

    02/26/2012 8:40:11 AM PST · by jeltz25 · 16 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush, described as very upset about a Muslim leader being ordered out of the White House, issued an apology Friday for the incident. ``The president is very concerned that an action was taken that was wrong, inappropriate and the president apologizes for it on behalf of the White House,'' press secretary Ari Fleischer said. A group of Muslim leaders walked out of a White House meeting Thursday, angered when a uniformed Secret Service officer ordered one of them - Abdullah Alarian, a congressional intern - out of the building. Secret Service spokesman Jim Mackin later said...
  • Insult to WWII heroes: Graves of British troops smashed and desecrated by Libyan Islamists...

    02/26/2012 8:22:12 AM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 48 replies · 9+ views
    The U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 02/25/2012 | Staff
    A furious mob has desecrated dozens of Commonwealth War Graves in a Libyan cemetery amid continuing fury in the Middle East over the burning of the Koran by U.S. soldiers. Headstones commemorating British and Allied servicemen, killed during World War II campaigns in the Western Desert, lay smashed and strewn across Benghazi Military Cemetery. Protesters rampaged through site on Friday, despite efforts by America to calm tensions sparked when it emerged U.S. soldiers had burned Muslim holy books in a pile of rubbish at a military base in Afghanistan. President Obama has apologised to President Karzai...
  • 'Beauty and Belief' - Acclaimed Islamic art exhibit at BYU [Mormon]

    02/26/2012 7:34:23 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 55 replies
    LDS Church News ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jason Swensen
    'Beauty and Belief' - Acclaimed Islamic art exhibit at BYU Curators hope collection helps bridge Islam and Western culture By Jason SwensenChurch News staff writer Published: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 PROVO, UTAH Why would Brigham Young University — a Church-owned institution found in the heart of Mormon culture and heritage — play host to a massive exhibit of Islamic art grounded in the day-to-day culture of the Muslim world?It's a fair question. One that exhibit and museum directors are eager to answer and engage. Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir, project director of the new Islamic-themed "Beauty and Belief," said she is...
  • Is Israel losing Temple Mount war?

    02/25/2012 10:14:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 3+ views
    Ynet ^ | February 25, 2012 | Amir Shoan
    Ynetnews special: Why is Israeli government covering up Muslim effort to erase any trace of Jewish history on Temple Mount? Archeology expert: Excavations barbaric, a crime. Ira Pasternack couldn't believe his eyes. The tractor's huge blade was lifted high up and then brought down with great force, shattering the ancient floors on Temple Mount. The large clods of earth exposed by the work were cast aside by the mustachioed driver. Yet even an amateur archeologist could spot the priceless remnants of Jewish, Christian and Muslim history being cast away. A few hours earlier, on a steaming July day in 2007,...
  • US Official Visits Va. Mosque To Apologize For Koran Burning

    02/25/2012 8:37:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 1+ views
    WNYW-TV ^ | February 25, 2012
    A Defense Department official visited a Virginia mosque Friday to reiterate the White House's apologies for the burning of Korans at a US military base in Afghanistan, pledging that those responsible will be held "appropriately accountable." Peter Lavoy, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, attended services at the ADAMS Center in Sterling, Va., and told the congregation he was there to express his "sincere regret" on behalf of the Department of Defense for the incident. On Monday, coalition forces at Bagram Air Field brought a truckload of Islamic holy books from a detention facility to...
  • Why Apologize to Afghanistan?

    02/25/2012 11:00:11 AM PST · by Marguerite · 19 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | February 24, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    We have officially lost our minds. The New York Times reports that President Obama has sent a formal letter of apology to Afghanistan’s ingrate president, Hamid Karzai, for the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base. The only upside of the apology is that it appears (based on the Times account) to be couched as coming personally from our blindly Islamophilic president — “I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident. . . . I extend to you and the Afghani people my sincere apologies.” It is not couched as an apology from the American people,...
  • Presidential Apology Fails

    02/25/2012 12:52:33 PM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Feb 2012 | John Semmens
    President Obama’s apology for the burning of Korans by US troops stationed in Afghanistan failed to stem riots that have already claimed numerous lives, including two US soldiers. “The burning was inadvertent,” Obama insisted. “Troops ignorant of the document’s demands that Muslims have a religious obligation to kill Jews, apostates, and unbelievers thought they were burning terrorist propaganda. We have been trying to reeducate our servicemen, but it is difficult to break through to people raised to believe that ‘turning the other cheek’ represents a religious ideal. They cannot conceive that a holy book might command the faithful to slay...
  • Secret £14million Bible in which 'Jesus predicts coming of Prophet Muhammad' unearthed in Turkey

    02/25/2012 11:40:31 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 66 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/25/2012 | Daily Mail
    A secret Bible in which Jesus is believed to predict the coming of the Prophet Muhammad to Earth has sparked serious interest from the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI is claimed to want to see the 1,500-year-old book, which many say is the Gospel of Barnabas, that has been hidden by the Turkish state for the last 12 years. The £14million handwritten gold lettered tome, penned in Jesus' native Aramaic language, is said to contain his early teachings and a prediction of the Prophet's coming.
  • Oliver Stone’s Son Converts to Islam, Defends Iranian Regime

    02/25/2012 10:46:43 AM PST · by sreastman · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Faith Issues ^ | 2/25/2012 | Mark Ellis
    Oliver Stone’s Son Converts to Islam, Defends Iranian Regime by Mark Ellis, Godreports The son of controversial filmmaker Oliver Stone converted to Islam in the Iranian city of Isfahan on Valentine’s Day, then met with Iran’s leaders and declared his solidarity with their nuclear ambitions. “I am a Jewish Christian Muslim,” Sean Stone told CNN’s Piers Morgan on February 23rd. “I want to be able to understand all three religions and have a dialog with people all across the board. We don’t need to fight each other because of the book.” Sean’s father won several Academy Awards for films such...
  • VIDEO - The Horrific Muslim Infestation Of Britain - Luton, 2012

    02/25/2012 8:06:20 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The Horrific Muslim Infestation Of Britain - Luton, 2012 - الإسلام
  • US Beefing Sea And Land Forces To Counter Iran In Persian Gulf

    02/25/2012 5:12:49 AM PST · by Strategy · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Indian Express ^ | February 25, 2012
    The US has begun beefing up its sea- and land-based defences in the Persian Gulf to counter any attempt by Iran to close the Strait of Hormuz. The American forces are also modifying weapons systems on warships so they could be used against Iranian fast-attack boats, as well as short-launched cruise missiles, the Wall Street Journal reported quoting US defence officials said. The paper said Pentagon had notified Congress of plans to pre-position new mine-detection and clearing equipment and expand surveillance capabilities in and around the strait, through which 20 percent of world's oil supply passes.
  • Sharia Law In Pennsylvania

    02/25/2012 2:05:08 AM PST · by yoe · 24 replies
    Power Line ^ | Feburary 24, 2012 | John Hinderaker
    (Andy McCarthy's) post on a criminal prosecution in Pennsylvania that was dismissed based on an application of sharia law and a recognition of the special, privileged status of Islam is the most chilling thing I have read in quite a while. This is Andy’s account of the events that led to the prosecution: The victim, [atheist activist] Ernest Perce, wore a “Zombie Mohammed” costume and pretended to walk among the dead (in the company of an associate who was the “Zombie Pope” — and who, you’ll be shocked to learn, was not assaulted). The assailant, Talag Elbayomy, a Muslim immigrant,...
  • Insult to WWII Heroes: Graves of British troops smashed and desecrated by Libyan Islamists...

    02/24/2012 5:41:37 PM PST · by kristinn · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The U.K. Daily Mail ^ | (Saturday) February 25, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Insult to WWII heroes: Graves of British troops smashed and desecrated by Libyan Islamists in protest over U.S. soldiers' Koran burning A furious mob has desecrated dozens of Commonwealth War Graves in a Libyan cemetery amid continuing fury in the Middle East over the burning of the Koran by U.S. soldiers. Headstones commemorating British and Allied servicemen, killed during World War II campaigns in the Western Desert, lay smashed and strewn across Benghazi Military Cemetery. Protesters rampaged through site on Friday, despite efforts by America to calm tensions sparked when it emerged U.S. soldiers had burned Muslim holy books in...