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  • EU: Extremists vs. Extremists - Salafists and Right-Wing Populists Battle in Bonn

    05/08/2012 1:13:15 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies
    Spiegelonline ^ | 5/7/2012 | Charles Hawley
    Germany's right-wing populists are fond of insulting Islam in order to attract attention. On Saturday, violence prone Salafists took the bait, resulting in a riot that left 29 police injured. Despite the clash, however, the anti-Islam party can continue to display their anti-Islam caricatures, a court has decided. It was clear from the start that the tiny, right-wing populist group Pro-NRW would stop at nothing to attract attention in the run-up to state elections in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia this Sunday. With Salafists in the state now reacting violently to Pro-NRW's inflammatory parading of Muhammad caricatures in front...
  • Church to blame for spread of Islam in Europe

    05/08/2012 6:08:40 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 13 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 9/5/2012 | Cathcon
    The Egyptian-Italian MEP, Magdi Cristiano Allam criticized yesterday an article published in the Italian daily newspaper Il Giornale, the Islamization of Europe. As "clear evidence", he cited the citizens of European countries, who convert to Islam. "Did you know that in Italy there are already 70,000 Muslim citizens?" Allam asks in his article. The total number of Muslims currently living in Italy comes to, according to the Interior Ministry, to more than 1,583,000. "Did you know that on average every four days in Italy a new Islamic place of worship is established?"
  • [Islamic] fascism - creeping in "moderate" Malaysia

    05/08/2012 12:20:41 PM PDT · by Milagros · 2 replies
    Kedah's new fatwa ruling anti-democratic Front APRIL 19 - The Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) reads reports of Kedah's new fatwa ruling with alarm.According to The Star, the ruling enacted by the Kedah State Assembly on Tuesday will ensure that a fatwa decided by the mufti and fatwa committee "cannot be challenged, appealed, reviewed, denied or questioned in any civil court or syariah court."This ban against any challenge to all of Kedah's fatwas practically grants the mufti and fatwa committee absolute say in matters concerning religion - a clear breach of democracy.What took place on Tuesday, in other words, was nothing...
  • REPORT: Iran Is Turning US Mosques Into 'Terror Command Centers' On American Soil

    05/07/2012 10:32:03 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    TBI ^ | %-7-2012 | Eloise Lee
    REPORT: Iran Is Turning US Mosques Into 'Terror Command Centers' On American Soil Eloise Lee May 7, 2012, 11:57 AM An example of a mosque in New York City Iranian military units are looking to bolster Islamic extremism in the U.S. by turning local mosques into "terror command centers," reports a senior fellow at EMPact America and former CIA operative, who goes by the alias Reza Kahlili. Kahlili reports how the plan is being rolled out by Iran's Revolutionary Guards and its unit of Quds Forces, which are responsible for managing Iranian-backed terror networks around the world: [The groups] have...
  • Did the Prophet Muhammad Really Exist? This Is Robert Spencer’s Shocking Answer

    05/07/2012 4:12:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 5, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Did the Prophet Muhammad really exist? This question, which may seem bizarre on the surface, is at the root of a new book by Robert Spencer, a prominent author and the director of Jihad Watch. Spencer, a figure who is praised by his fans and loathed by his detractors, has written numerous books on Islam. Earlier this week, The Blaze spoke with the expert about his controversial, new book, “Did Muhammad Exist?” As can be derived from the title, the text delves into some uncomfortable subject matter, as Spencer examines the historical documentation surrounding the Muslim prophet. The book’s official...
  • Attorney in hijab defends call for other women at 9/11 hearing to wear 'appropriate' clothing

    05/06/2012 6:36:22 PM PDT · by redreno · 50 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 05/06/2012 | unknown
    The defense attorney who wore a traditional Islamic outfit during the rowdy arraignment of the accused Sept. 11 terrorists is defending her courtroom appeal that other women in the room wear more "appropriate" clothing to the proceedings -- out of respect for her client's Muslim beliefs. Cheryl Bormann, counsel for defendant Walid bin Attash, attended the arraignment Saturday dressed in a hijab, apparently because her client insisted on it. She further requested that the court order other women to follow that example so that the defendants do not have to avert their eyes "for fear of committing a sin under...
  • [Muslim] Indian Activists Decry Burqa Ban [in India]

    05/06/2012 2:38:18 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 10 replies
    OnIslam ^ | 28 April 2012 | OnIslam
    CAIRO – Indian activists have warned that a recent decision by a Mangalore college to ban full face-veil in classes would force Muslim students to quit education, a move that could increase dangerous illiteracy rate among Muslim women. "The burqa is a cultural symbol for Muslim women,” Ruth Manorama, president of the National Alliance of Women, told the Times of India on Friday, April 27. “I don't see any point in educational institutions putting a ban on it,” he added. The controversial ban on burqa was imposed by the St Aloysius Pre-University College as part of its prospectus for undergraduate...
  • 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...