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  • At a Hearing, 9/11 Detainees Show Defiance

    05/06/2012 5:16:01 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 16 replies
    The NY Slimes ^ | 6 May 2012 | Charlie Savage
    "...the lawyer for Mr. bin Attash, Cheryl Borman — who wore traditional black Muslim garb, covering everything but her face — asked women on the prosecution team to consider dressing more modestly so that the defendants would not have to avoid looking at them “for fear of committing a sin under their faith.” The women were wearing military or civilian jackets and skirts."
  • Former Muslim: Islamic teacher admits that islamic state resembles the Fascist and Communist state

    05/06/2012 4:09:22 AM PDT · by se99tp · 8 replies
    Christian Concepts Daily ^ | Aprl 23, 2012 | Nonie Darwish
    (..,)Sheikh Abul Ala Maududi, defining the Islamic Sharia State as follows: “…It seeks to mould every aspect of life and activity…. In such a state no one can regard any field of his affairs as personal and private. Considered from this aspect the Islamic State bears a kind of resemblance to the Fascist and Communist states. (Quote from his book “Islamic Law and Constitution”. (page 262).) Maulana Maududi’s comparison of the Islamic State with fascism and communism was not meant as negative... Sharia law also exempts Muslim head of State from being charged with serious crimes such as murder, adultery,...
  • 9/11 defendants ignore judge at Guantanamo hearing

    05/05/2012 8:01:58 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 62 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 5/5/12 | BEN FOX
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — They knelt in prayer, ignored the judge and wouldn't listen to Arabic translations as they confronted nearly 3,000 counts of murder. The self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four co-defendants defiantly disrupted an arraignment that dragged into Saturday night in the opening act of the long-stalled effort to prosecute them in a military court. It wasn't until more than seven hours into the hearing that prosecutors at the U.S. military base in Cuba began reading the charges against the men, including 2,976 counts of murder and terrorism in the 2001 attacks...
  • Muslim, Mormon growth spurts found (250% the muslims in the US now than on 9/11)

    05/05/2012 2:32:39 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 2, 2012 | Mark A. Kellner
    Mormonism and Islam are among the fastest growing religions in America, while just over half of all Americans are unaffiliated with any denomination, according to a major census of the country’s religious congregations published Wednesday. The decennial census, released by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies in Chicago, found that the U.S. Muslim community had increased 160 percent from approximately 1 million in 2000 to 2.6 million in 2010.
  • Resisting the threat of fanatical Islam

    05/05/2012 12:30:35 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4 | Geert Wilders
    As I write these lines, there are police bodyguards at the door. No visitor can enter my office without passing through several security checks and metal detectors. I have been marked for death. I am forced to live in a heavily protected safe house. Every morning, I am driven to my office in the Dutch Parliament building in an armored car with sirens and flashing blue lights. When I go out, I am surrounded, as I have been for the past seven years, by plainclothes police officers. When I speak in public, I wear a bulletproof jacket. Who am I?...
  • Attorney for Christian pastor on death row in Iran reportedly sentenced to 9 years

    05/03/2012 10:18:03 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 03, 2012
    Prominent human rights advocate and attorney Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, who represents the Christian pastor sentenced to death in Iran in a case that sparked international condemnation, has reportedly been sentenced to nine years in jail for allegedly "acting against national security" in Iran. Dadkhah has represented several political and human rights activists jailed since Iran's 2009 disputed elections, including Youcef Nadarkhani, the Iranian pastor charged with apostasy and sentenced to death for leaving Islam and converting to Christianity. "I have been convicted of acting against the national security, spreading propaganda against the regime and keeping banned books at home," Dadkhah...
  • Egyptian troops, (Islamist) protesters clash in Cairo

    05/04/2012 10:26:44 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    Google/AP ^ | 5/4/2012 | MAGGIE MICHAEL
    Egyptian armed forces and protesters clashed in Cairo on Friday, with troops firing water cannons and tear gas at demonstrators who threw stones as they tried to march on the Defense Ministry, a flashpoint for a new cycle of violence only weeks ahead of presidential elections. For the first time in Egypt's stormy transition, hardline Islamists were in the forefront of street fighting with the troops, a shift for groups that previously had largely stayed out of direct confrontation with the ruling military. The clashes centered around a sit-in that has been held for a week in a square several...
  • HSBC: Leading Western Enabler of Financial Jihad?

    05/04/2012 9:37:42 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 4 May 2012 | Unknown
    We have covered HSBC frequently here on SFW, but Forbes and Reuters have just broken a story that paints a picture of HSBC as a financial institution out of control when it comes to vigilance against money laundering. Couple HSBC’s deplorable money laundering vigilance with the fact that they are one of the world’s most active participants and promoters of Shariah Finance and you end up with a worrisome combination indeed.
  • So, the Obama State Department declares the “War on Terrorism” Over

    05/04/2012 9:34:13 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 4 May 2012 | Unknown
    Late last week a State Department spokesman uttered “The war on terror is over.” That utterance was followed up by President Obama’s surprise trip to Afghanistan (“coincidentally” on the anniversary of the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden, or so we are told…). While in Afghanistan, Obama gave a political speech aimed at folks back home in America in which he echoed the sentiments of his State Department spokesman in essentially declaring Al Qaeda beaten. Before we deconstruct this politically motivated fantasy, we should probably point out that we are not now, nor were we truly ever engaged in a...
  • But Are They “The Good Muslims”?

    05/04/2012 9:10:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    religious Dispatches ^ | 05/04/2012 | By HAROON MOGHUL
    After their "strong showing" in the Egyptian elections, Salafis are a hot topic. But despite all the talk of Salafis, we still have a difficult time defining Salafism. Take Wendell Steavenson’s recent New Yorker piece, “Radicals Rising,” a portrait of Salafi politicians in Alexandria, Egypt. Steavenson defines Salafism as “a strain of Islamic fundamentalism that emphasizes the original tenets and practices of the Prophet Muhammad and his companions.” Steavenson’s essay is worth reading—don’t get me wrong. But her definition doesn’t actually distinguish Salafis from most other Muslims. Islam is rooted in the Qur’an and the Prophet Muhammad. This applies to Salafis (usually considered Sunni)...
  • German "Antifascist" Leftists Badly Beaten Up by Salafist Muslims

    05/04/2012 6:10:02 AM PDT · by Milagros · 19 replies
    EuropeNews ^ | May 4, 2012
    German "Antifascist" Leftists Badly Beaten Up by Salafist Muslims 4 May 2012 Ah, a chance to use that excellent German word Schadenfreude. On 1 May in Solingen, the German anti-Islam movement PRO NRW (Pro North Rhine Westphalia) held a demonstration. Hundreds of assorted Muslims and far-left extremists turned up to harass and intimidate them. Two of these "antifascists" found themselves in the midst of a horde of Salafist Muslims, who promptly started beating them up with bits of wood. Even after they were lying helpless and passive on the ground, the Muslims kept laying into them. One was bad;y hurt...
  • Chris Christie’s Islam Problem

    05/04/2012 6:36:53 AM PDT · by ZULU · 22 replies
    Mark Levin and National Review ^ | May 1, 2012 | Daniel Pipes & Steve Emerson
    A Quinnipiac poll in April showed Chris Christie as the most popular potential Republican vice-presidential candidate, thanks to his budget cuts and standing up to government employees’ unions. But the governor of New Jersey has a problem, specifically an Islam problem, that can and should get in the way of his possible ascent to higher office. Time and again he has sided with Islamist forces against those who worry about safeguarding American security and civilization.
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    05/04/2012 4:56:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2012 | Diana West
    Remember the sci-fi cult classic "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"? The 1956 movie is about a small town where extraterrestrial "pods" take over the townspeople. Even pillars of the community change into zombielike clones, as revealed by their blank stares and abnormal impulses. Outwardly, though, the "pod people" remain unchanged. The town doctor, played by Kevin McCarthy, figures out what's going on, but, as the movie progresses, there are fewer real people to warn. Soon, they've all gone over to the Other Side! The climactic sequence features McCarthy, the last free man, running across a rugged landscape and onto a...
  • Released bin Laden papers show Al-Qaeda with Israel in its sights

    05/03/2012 4:17:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3/5/12 | Greg Tepper
    Documents call for use of drugs to infiltrate Israeli security and subvert soldiers, and urge Jerusalem Christians to convert to Islam picture .....
  • Al-Qaida letter about Fox News: ‘Let her die in her anger’

    05/03/2012 11:12:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
    Al-Qaida letter about Fox News: ‘Let her die in her anger’ By Dylan Stableford | The Cutline – 2 hrs 23 mins ago In a letter outlining al-Qaida's media strategy ahead of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the terror group's top spokesman expressed disdain for Fox News. "From the professional point of view, they are all on one level—except [Fox News] channel which falls into the abyss as you know, and lacks neutrality too," al-Qaida spokesman Adam Gadahn wrote in the January 2011 letter. The paper was one of a selection of more than 6,000 pages of documents seized during...
  • Police shut down event promoting Constitution on orders from Islamic terror support group CAIR

    05/03/2012 10:02:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/3/2012 | Doug Book
    A Michigan police department has made it clear that freedom of speech and the Constitutional right to peaceably assemble may only be enjoyed upon approval by the terror-promoting, Islamic group CAIR. On January 26th, Michigan State Representative David Agema and others hosted an event entitled “Constituting Michigan—Founding Principles Act” in the Allegan High School auditorium. The purpose of the event was “…to inform the public about the importance of honoring the United States Constitution, to recognize the internal threat to America posed by radical Muslims and the dangers to our free society caused by the imposition of Sharia law.” (1)...
  • In N. Mali, Islamists flex muscles, banning booze, uncovered women and whipping violators

    05/03/2012 8:15:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    AP ^ | May 2, 2012
    BAMAKO, Mali — In one town in northern Mali a man has been whipped for drinking alcohol. In another, pictures of unveiled women have been torn down. In a third, traditional music is no longer heard in the streets.
  • Egypt Man Sends Jinn to Cure Saudis for a Price

    05/02/2012 8:56:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Bikya Masr ^ | 2 May 2012 | Pete Willows
    A number of Saudi nationals suffering from physical and mental problems have fallen victim to an unknown man whom lives in Egypt and claims he can cure them by sending over a ‘Muslim jinn’ [genie] to address their health issues. The Egyptian’s agent in Saudi Arabia arranges a phone call, understandably, to identify the exact nature of their medical emergency, and too, establish which jinn to dispatch in order to properly address the problem. “People who spoke to the man in that country were asked to transfer a specific sum of money to his account so he can send them...
  • Report: Public School Textbooks Whitewashing Islam

    05/02/2012 9:42:57 AM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    CBN News ^ | May 2,2012 | Erick Stakelbeck
    WASHINGTON -- Through the years, American public schools have taught students that Nazism, communism, and other totalitarian ideologies should be opposed. But when it comes to the current war with Islamic jihadists, public schools are taking a much different course. According to a new report, students are getting a white-washed version of what our enemies believe, and it could have dangerous implications for America's future. Sugar-coating Islam For students in America's middle and high schools, 9/11 is a distant memory. Some were still toddlers when the World Trade Center towers fell. But if they're looking for answers in their history...
  • Police Shut-down Event Promoting U.S. Constitution - Ann Arbor, MI (and CAIR gets sued...bfd)

    05/02/2012 5:56:00 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 5 replies
    Amid shouts of "What about free speech?" from the audience, the Allegan Police Department ordered the event shut-down. School officials notified police that they had received a letter complaining about the event from Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI). The letter asked the school to disallow the event despite an existing contract. CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism funding trial in U. S. history, U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation. As a result, the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced...