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  • Dearborn Prepares for Pastor Jones’ Return

    06/17/2011 3:21:27 AM PDT · by equaviator · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Dearborn Patch website ^ | June 14, 2011 | Jessica Carreras
    As the Arab International Festival kicks off this Friday, festival-goers will be joined by an unusual guest: Quran-burning Florida Pastor Terry Jones, who is planning a rally and march to coincide with the three-day festival’s start. The annual Arab International Festival, hosted by Dearborn’s American Arab Chamber of Commerce, is one of the largest Arab-American social events in the country, attracting an estimated 300,000 people to a 12-block section of Dearborn’s Warren Avenue between Schaefer and Wyoming. It will take place June 17-19 and feature carnival rides, children’s activities and a slew of live entertainers. But before the event even...
  • Leading Islamic Group's Hit List Targets Specific Americans

    06/16/2011 10:01:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6/16/11 | Pamela Geller
    It's coming, folks. Wake up the neighbors. I'll be in Houston speaking tonight (go here for tickets). Bring everyone you know. Get armed with knowledge. It's war, and it's just beginning. Possible Al-Qaida Hit List Targets Specific Americans NBC News hat tip Van An al-Qaida-linked website has posted a potential hit list of targets that include names and photos of several U.S. officials and business leaders, calling for terrorists to target these Americans in their own homes, NBC New York has learned. The FBI has sent out a new intelligence bulletin to law enforcement agencies, warning that this new web-based...
  • Obama Administration Pours Millions into Indonesian Education --

    05/31/2011 2:35:57 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 15 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | May 31, 2011 | Steve Peacock
    -- Support for Islamic, Public Schools Begun by Bush ContinuesInsufficient public funding and substandard educational quality—-poorly qualified teachers, ineffective classroom methodologies, lack of education planning, teacher absenteeism, budgeting and management—all result in low completion rates after primary school and extremely low rankings against international testing standards, particularly in the areas of science and mathematics.Having reached the above conclusion about one of the largest school systems in the world, the Obama Administration is infusing $90 million into a project to improve teacher performance and student outcomes in that particular system—the nationwide school network, that is, of Indonesia. The five-year endeavor will...
  • Islamic militants seize coastal town in Yemen (Zinjibar)

    05/27/2011 12:31:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/27/11 | Ahmed Al-Haj - Associated Press
    SANAA, Yemen – Yemeni security officials say hundreds of Islamic militants have seized control of a southern city, killing eight policemen and two civilians in gunfights. The men took over two banks in Zinjibar as well as the city's tax bureau and two security offices. After the fight, witnesses say, the men could be seen driving freely around the city.
  • Silvio Berlusconi warns Milan could become 'Gypsytown'

    05/24/2011 10:42:46 AM PDT · by mewykwistmas · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/24/2011 | BBCX
    "Milan cannot turn into an Islamic city, a zingaropoli [Gypsytown] full of Roma camps, besieged by foreigners to whom the left wants to give the right to vote," Mr Berlusconi said on his People of Freedom party website. "Milan is... one of the most important capitals in Europe in terms of intelligence, creativity and entrepreneurialism," he said. "A city like this will surely not want to hand itself over to the far left with the risk of becoming a disorderly, chaotic and unsafe city." Mr Berlusconi is understood to have taken first-round defeat in Milan - his home town and...
  • Obama: Al-Qaida head bin Laden dead (BURIED HEADLINE: OBL REMAINS RESPECTED--IN ISLAMIC TRADITION)

    05/01/2011 10:22:16 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 5/1/2011 | JULIE PACE and MATT APUZZO
    10 minutes ago WASHINGTON – Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that murdered thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States, President Barack Obama said Sunday. "Justice has been done," said the president in a dramatic late-night announcement at the White House. A small team of Americans killed bin Laden in a firefight Sunday at a compound in Pakistan, the president said, and took custody of his remains. American officials said they were being handled in accordance with Islamic tradition.
  • Bangladesh: Islamic cleric threatens jihad if child marriage is banned

    04/22/2011 12:44:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/22/11 | Marisol
    Surely, Islamic apologists in the West will get right on the line to this guy and explain that, no, Aisha was 16, 18, didn't know how old she was, was only "nine" in Galapagos tortoise-years, or whatever other excuse they might cook up. The problem? Islamic texts and traditions say otherwise, and Muslims follow them. Indeed, the heart of the problem is this: Muhammad did it. The example of Muhammad, "a beautiful pattern of conduct" according to Qur'an 33:21, cannot be set aside, or standards he set "updated," lest one imply Muhammad made a mistake. That would not only insult...
  • Indonesia anti-porn MP quits for watching porn (Islamic Prosperous Justice Party)

    04/11/2011 2:41:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | 4/11/11 | BBC News
    A member of parliament from an Islamic party which promoted anti-pornography legislation has resigned after being caught watching porn in parliament. Mr Arifinto of the Islamic Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) was photographed looking at the images on Friday. He said he had inadvertently opened an email link which led him to the images. Pornography has become one of the testing grounds of conservative Islam's influence over politics in Indonesia. "For the recent developing media coverage, I apologise to all members of the party and parliament," Mr Arifinto - who goes by one name - told a news conference. "I will...
  • Terrific! Al-Qaeda Declares South Yemen an Islamic Emirate

    03/31/2011 9:45:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/31/11 | Jim Hoft
    Well, so much for that American ally. As the pro-American government continued to crumble in Yemen this week, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula announced yesterday that Abyan Province is now an Islamic Emirate. Yemeni anti-government protesters demonstrate in Sanaa. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s eventual fall or his replacement by a weaker leader would pose “a real problem” for US counter-terrorism work. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli) Women were told not to go outside except under necessary circumstances. Business Insider reported: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has declared Yemen’s Abyan province an “Islamic Emirate”...
  • Islamic Group Places $2.2 Million Bounty on Head of Koran-burning Forida Pastor

    03/24/2011 9:37:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    hot air ^ | 3/24/11 | Howard Portnoy
    Well, Florida pastor Terry Jones has gone and done it. The evangelical minister, who threatened last September 11 to burn a copy of the Koran and then backed down in the face of public pressure, has made good on his incendiary promise. With 30 people present as witnesses, he set fire to a copy of the embattled religious text. And, as happens in the event of real or imagined slights, the other shoe summarily dropped. No sooner had Jones fired up his Bic than an Islamic “court” in Pakistan found him guilty of the crime of desecrating the religion’s most...
  • Egypt officially recognizes moderate Islamic party (tolerants split from Muslim Brotherhood in 1996)

    02/19/2011 9:53:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/19/11 | Maamoun Youssef - ap
    CAIRO – A moderate Islamic party outlawed for 15 years was granted official recognition Saturday by an Egyptian court in a sign of increasing political openness after the fall of autocratic President Hosni Mubarak. Al-Wasat Al-Jadid, or the New Center, was founded in 1996 by activists who split off from the conservative Muslim Brotherhood and sought to create a political movement promoting a tolerant version of Islam with liberal tendencies. Its attempts to register as an official party were rejected four times since then, most recently in 2009.
  • South Dakota lawmakers reject bill targeting Islamic laws (Sharia wins again! Whoo hoo!)

    02/16/2011 1:34:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    SD lawmakers reject bill targeting Islamic lawsWednesday, 16 February 2011 11:37 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) _ The South Dakota Senate State Affairs Committee has rejected a bill that would have prohibited state courts from using certain foreign laws, including forms of Islamic law known as Sharia. The bill would have made void any court decisions or contracts signed in a country that doesn't have the same protections as the U.S. and South Dakota constitutions. Republican Sen. Dan Lederman of Dakota Dunes said his bill would protect South Dakotans who travel abroad or deal with foreign countries. Lederman's proposal mimics laws discussed...
  • South Carolina Bill Would Nullify Islamic Law in State Courts

    02/04/2011 4:12:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/4/11 | Seanna Adcox, Associated Press
    Columbia, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina proposal would prevent the state's courts from enforcing foreign law, including Islamic Sharia law, though Muslim advocates say it could essentially ban religion from mundane matters such as weddings and even burials. The bill makes no reference to a specific religion or country, though its sponsors acknowledge they worry about the ultraconservative tenets of Sharia law, or Islamic religious law. At least 13 states have introduced similar measures this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Sen. Mike Fair, a Greenville Republican who is the bill's main sponsor, said there was...
  • Top 10 Prosperous Countries & Top 10 Unhappy Countries

    01/24/2011 7:16:20 PM PST · by Frantzie · 17 replies
    The worst places to live in the world, according to latest research. Plus the Top 10 Best. Hint - the ones that really suc* are Islamic or African. The best are European of founded by Europeans.
  • SIOA: Hamas-linked Islamic Supremacist Hate Group CAIR Attempts to Impede U.S. Military

    01/17/2011 9:20:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 1/17/11 | pr newswire
    NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national human rights and advocacy organization is again asking the Defense Department to resist efforts by the Hamas-linked Islamic supremacist hate group the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to dictate the nature and content of anti-terror training for military personnel. That renewed request by Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) comes after Hamas-linked CAIR, one of the nation's most notorious Islamic supremacist hate groups, demanded that the Defense Department not invite the noted Islam scholar Robert Spencer to offer training to military intelligence personnel. SIOA respectfully requests that the Defense Department repudiate...
  • Islamic Genocide of Christians in Iraq: "religiously motivated people who engaged their victims

    01/17/2011 9:17:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Atlast Shrugs ^ | Pamela Gellar
    This Assyrian Catholic church was taken over by jihadis, and during the course of the several hours during which they controlled the church, the insurgents killed many of the worshippers, until the Iraqi army forces finally stormed the building. I have been viewing reports from survivors of the massacre, posted on YouTube (here, here and here). From these, and earlier published reports (e.g. here), a picture emerges of the jihadis as religiously motivated people who engaged their victims in theological conversations about Islam, and justified their actions based on the Islamic sharia. (Mark Durie) Amir wrote me, Pamela, Take a...
  • Islamic Supremacists Envision a Takeover of the Internet

    12/28/2010 3:35:41 AM PST · by Scanian · 16 replies · 5+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 28, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    It was hardly noticed at the time, but its consequences could be catastrophic. Late last September, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which assigns internet domain names, approved a huge change in the way it operates. Europe and North America will now have five seats on its Board of Directors, instead of ten, and a new "Arab States" region will have five seats as well. How big a deal is this? ICANN at the same time took a reference to "terrorism" out of its Draft Applicant Guidebook. Why? Because Arab groups complained. And so now jihad terror...
  • The Feminist Deception

    Making the rounds on YouTube these days is a film of a group of manly looking women preparing for and conducting a "flash dance" in a Philadelphia food store. The crew of ladies, dressed in tight black clothes and sequined accessories, arrives at The Fresh Grocer supermarket, breaks into a preplanned chant ordering shoppers not to buy Sabra and Tribe hummus and telling them to oppose Israeli "apartheid" and support "Palestine." From their attire and attitude, it is fairly clear that the participants in the video would congratulate themselves on their commitment to the downtrodden, the wretched of the earth...
  • Sharia vigilante violence rife in Aceh: report ( Indonesia )

    12/07/2010 7:09:41 AM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    Radio Australia ^ | Dec 6, 2010 | Sen Lam
    Islamic sharia laws in Indonesia's Aceh province have been used by vigilante groups to harass and intimidate locals, a Human Rights Watch report says. The rights group has detailed evidence that the laws are often selectively enforced and rarely applied to wealthy or politically connected individuals. Its report says sharia police sometimes force women and girls to get "virginity tests". Christen Broecker from Human Rights Watch says in one extreme case a woman was raped by sharia police while in detention. Ms Broecker says virginity tests are a gender-specific form of torture under international law and a practice that both...
  • Islamic fashion goes stylish in Indonesia

    11/27/2010 10:08:39 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | November 26, 2010 | CHANDNI VATVANI
    Long known as feminine and demure, Indonesia’s traditional kebaya is headed for a makeover at the hands of innovative designers. Growing demand for stylish yet still modest fashions in the world’s most populous Islamic nation is helping power efforts to bring Islamic fashion into the modern age, a movement symbolised by changes to the iconic kebaya, a blouse-dress combination. Fun prints, intricate detailing, colours so bold as to be psychedelic and a mix of delicate lace all graced the catwalk at the recent Jakarta Fashion Week. One designer even paired the kebaya with red-and-yellow striped tights. “I think it’s a...
  • 'Anti-Semitic material being taught in UK Islamic schools'

    11/22/2010 11:21:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    jpost ^ | 11/22/10 | JONNY PAUL
    BBC documentary reveals: Some 5,000 Muslim children being taught from Saudi textbook which teaches that Jews are transformed from pigs, apes. Islamic schools in Britain are teaching anti-Semitic material to high school children, with some exposed to extremist preachers and extremist Islamist groups, a BBC documentary was set to reveal on Monday evening. According to its flagship documentary program "Panorama," around 5,000 Muslim children are being taught from a Saudi Arabian textbook which teaches that Jews are transformed from pigs and apes and asks them to list the “reprehensible” qualities of Jews. The documentary, titled "British Schools Muslim Rules," will...
  • TSA's enhanced security spurs US 'airport rage' (Taiwan animation) LOL!

    11/17/2010 12:07:59 PM PST · by Frantzie · 8 replies
    NMA World Edition (Taiwan) ^ | 11-16-2010 | NMA World Edition
    NMAWorldEdition — November 16, 2010 — http://www.nma.tv/ Full body scanners and enhanced pat downs in private rooms are fueling anger among air travelers in the US. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is coming in for severe criticism while passengers are planning a boycott of the scans on Nov. 24 - traditionally the busiest travel day of the year.
  • Ofsted praises Islamic schools which oppose Western lifestyle ( UK )

    11/09/2010 9:51:00 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6 November 2010 | Andrew Gilligan
    Ofsted and the Charity Commission are today accused of "whitewashing" hardline Islamic schools which are helping to radicalise a new generation of young British Muslims. An investigation by The Sunday Telegraph has established that the education watchdog has published positive reports praising Muslim schools for their contribution to community cohesion — even in the case of a school which openly states that Muslims “oppose the lifestyle of the West”. The Ofsted inspector responsible for many of the reports, Michele Messaoudi, has been accused of having links to radical Islamist organisations. This newspaper can reveal that another recent Ofsted inspector, Akram...
  • Another strange occurance at my church tonight (possibly terror related)

    11/06/2010 5:38:04 PM PDT · by 1curiousmind · 290 replies · 1+ views
    11/6/10 | 1curiousmind
    I hesitate to write this because I don't want to come off as paranoid. But I figured its worth it to share info just in case there really is something in the planning stages. Especially after the church masacre last week in Baghdad, I believe that it is highly possible that a similar attack could take place in the US. Tonight 4 middle-eastern men were seen down our childrens' wing at our church. They were walking briskly and talking in Arabic. A woman spotted them at the other end of the hall. She tried to catch up to them but...
  • Catholic Church in Malaysia grows, despite Islamic pressure

    08/17/2010 3:02:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Asia News ^ | 8/17/2010 | Jeremy Lin
    Kota Kinabalu (AsiaNews) - Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu, capital of Sabah, is growing where the faithful are now more than 180 thousand, nearly 10% of the population. Sabah is one of 13 states of Malaysia and is situated in the northern part of Borneo.Many churches have increased the number of Sunday Masses, to cope with the influx of the faithful. The church of Stella Maris, for example, decided to celebrate on Sunday a third function in Bahasa Melayu, the local language, along with two others in English.Leonard Chin, faithful of the parish, told AsiaNews that "the...
  • NPR Successfully Influenced By The Muslim Brotherhood

    10/21/2010 9:30:01 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 17 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 21 Oct 10 | Christopher Holton
    It appears that NPR came under pressure from a Muslim hate group with ties to HAMAS: the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR petitioned NPR to punish Williams for exercising his First Amendment rights under the U.S. constitution. As it turns out, CAIR and NPR have a pretty cozy relationship, something American taxpayers should be concerned about:
  • Prominent European Islamic Terrorist Renounces Extremism

    10/19/2010 8:48:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 10/19/10 | Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
    A key figure in one of Europe's most infamous Islamic extremist networks has written a public letter renouncing whole swathes of the ideology that led him to try to murder non-believers. On Saturday a Dutch newspaper published what Jason Walters, an imprisoned member of the Netherlands-based "Hofstad Group," calls a "review document." The letter offers a window into the mind of a man who dedicated his life to spreading a militant version of Islam, by force when he deemed it necessary. It joins a small but important list of similar recantations, which have become a tool for counterterrorism officials seeking
  • Atlanta Rabbi With Eyes Full of Fire

    10/08/2010 8:30:16 AM PDT · by nolongerademocrat · 71 replies
    Atlanta Synagogue | Rosh Hashanah 2010 | Rabbi Schlomo Lewis
    THIS PERTAINS TO ALL AMERICANS! It is neither short nor a comfortable read, but read it anyway as I felt it touches every fiber of your mind and body.... Written and delivered as a sermon by Atlanta Rabbi Schlomo Lewis, this is the most cogent look at the world's plight, and that of the Jews, that I have ever had the privilege of reading. Do yourself and your family a great service by taking a quiet ten minutes to read it thoughtfully. EHR KUMT First Day of Rosh Hashanah 2010 Many years ago a Chasid used to travel from shtetl...
  • GOOD EVENING EUROPE! The Muslim Conquest of Europe Nears Completition

    10/07/2010 7:19:36 PM PDT · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 10 replies
    The Last Crusade ^ | 07 October 2010 | Avi Rath
    Seventy years after the Holocaust, Europe is awash with millions of Muslim immigrants who ensure a future in which they will fall victim to a nightmare even greater than the one unleashed by Adolph Hitler. Hello to you, dear continent. For a while now I’ve been meaning to write you a few words, as a close neighbor here in the Middle East who loves traveling through your beautiful landscape, and whose roots lie deep within the continent. You were our home for thousands of years, and especially for the past 1,000 years. We’ve known good times of neighborly relations as...
  • British terror suspect 'was head of The Islamic Army of Great Britain'

    10/05/2010 5:27:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Telegraph [U.K.] ^ | 10/5/10 | Staff
    The British terror suspect killed in a Pakistan drone strike last month had been elected leader of an al-Qaeda group called The Islamic Army of Great Britain, according to reports. According to the source, Jabbar was living in Punjab, and was chosen as the leader of a new group, to be called The Islamic Army of Great Britain. The decision was apparently made during a meeting in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan three months ago, attended by 300 militants and monitored by intelligence agencies.
  • British schools where girls must wear the Islamic veil

    10/02/2010 11:05:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 10/3/10 | David Barrett
    Hundreds of girls are bring forced by British schools to wear the Islamic veil in a move which has been heavily criticised by mainstream Muslims. Islamic schools have introduced uniform policies which force girls to wear the burka or a full headscarf and veil known as the niqab. Moderate followers of Islam said yesterday that enforcement of the veil was a "dangerous precedent" and that children attending such schools were being "brainwashed".
  • Armenian genocide of 1915 precursor of Holocaust

    10/01/2010 5:04:26 PM PDT · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 39 replies
    NewsOK ^ | 01 October 2010 | Mary Ann White
    Gary Beasley (Your Views, Sept. 22) mentioned a connection between Hitler and Islam during World War II. This connection actually goes back much further, all the way back to the Armenian genocide of 1915 in which the Muslim Turks (who were allies of Germany during both world wars), after disarming the Christian Armenians, stole their land and plundered their wealth. They conscripted the men they didn't immediately slaughter for grunt labor as their military service to keep them from becoming proficient with firearms; they worked the men until they dropped dead of exhaustion or starvation. They raped the women and...
  • Moving NY mosque would boost Islamic extremism, imam warns

    09/12/2010 1:17:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/12/10 | Maxim Kniazkov
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Islamic cleric behind plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York warned Sunday that retreating on the project would only strengthen the hand of the Muslim extremists. But imam Feisal Abdul Rauf did not commit to keeping the Islamic cultural center at its current site, two blocks from where Al-Qaeda hijackers crashed planes into the World Trade Center. "The decisions that I will make -- that we will make -- will be predicated on what is best for everybody," he told ABC's "This Week" program. Thousands marched through New York on Saturday's ninth...
  • Imam TV Shock: Moving Mosque Would Endanger U.S. Troops. (Is he threatening us???)

    09/08/2010 11:55:01 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 208 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 09/09/10 | Scott Baker
    “If we move from that location, the story will be that the radicals have taken over the discourse.” VIDEO
  • Pearl: Islamic leaders justify violence

    08/26/2010 10:05:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 8/27/10 | Staff
    In a Jerusalem Post op-ed article, Judea Pearl, father of the Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel murdered by Islamic terrorists in Pakistan eight years ago, says that permitting the Ground Zero mosque project would prolong “the illusion” that the American Muslim leadership can achieve public acceptance without confronting its role in allowing “victimhood, anger and entitlement” to spawn acts of terrorism. (Snip) But in sermons, speeches, rallies, classrooms, conferences and books sold at those conferences, the narrative is often different.”
  • Islamic publishing house releases "forged Bible," angering church

    08/19/2010 12:06:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Deutsche Presse-Agentur ^ | 8/19/10 | Staff
    Cairo - An Islamic publishing house in Egypt has published what is says is a 'forged' version of the Christian Bible, angering the local Coptic Church, independent daily al-Masry al-Youm reported Thursday. The owner of the Islamic Enlightenment Publishing House, Abuislam Abdullah, wrote in the introduction that the reason behind the book's publication was to prove that there are several versions of the bible and that Christians had forged theirs. Abdullah claims that the version he published was written before the Book of Genesis, the Christian Old Testament.
  • Slavery’s History Partially Restored

    08/19/2010 6:43:46 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 23 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 19, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One of the points of contention in recent textbook battles in Texas is the issue of slavery and how it will be explored in classrooms. Those opposed to revision argue that it will be whitewashed. Actually, if the complete history of slavery were explored, those purists might be surprised at what they find. For one thing, few texts even mention the enslavement of Christians by Muslims. “The Barbary pirates, using what would now be called a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam as their pretext, regularly kidnapped Christian livestock from Italy, Malta, Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica and from the ships of all...
  • Obama Puts 'Ground Zero' Mosque ahead of American People (Obama out of the closet...)

    08/16/2010 9:04:42 AM PDT · by yoe · 26 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | August 16, 2010 | Bobby Eberle
    Barack Obama made one of those "Friday statements"... you know... the ones that are designed to get ignored by the media over the weekend. Unfortunately for him, these statements are not being ignored. In fact, Obama's statements, which basically gave an endorsement to the construction of a mosque and Muslim community center only two blocks from the site of the worst terrorist attack in American history, show that he is squarely in the corner of those who have no understanding of what America is all about. On Friday night, during an Iftar dinner at the White House celebrating the Muslim...
  • Obama's Islamic-Center Stance: Why the GOP Shouldn't Run Against It (barf)

    08/16/2010 5:13:20 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 16 replies
    al-Times ^ | August 16, 2010 | Mark Halperin
    This weekend, President Obama defended the right of Muslims to build a community center and mosque two short blocks from Ground Zero, despite cries of insensitivity from some New Yorkers and accusations of mischief from some pundits. This finally gives you an opportunity to add a powerful national-security cudgel to the message of economic woe you have been pushing as the midterm election approaches. Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2010923,00.html#ixzz0wmHSXIjd
  • Crist backs Obama on controversial Islamic center

    08/14/2010 10:44:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/14/10 | Ed Henry
    Panama City, Florida--In a boost for President Obama on a red-hot controversy, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist told CNN Saturday that he fully supports Obama's decision to back construction of an Islamic center and mosque near New York's ground zero. (Snip) "We are a country in my view that stands for freedom of religion. You know, respect for others. I know there are sensitivities and I understand that, but I think Mayor Bloomberg is right and I think the President is right."
  • Ellison calls for resignation of White House press secretary Gibbs

    08/10/2010 1:20:47 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 126 replies · 1+ views
    minnesotaindependent.com ^ | August 10 2010 | Luke Johnson
    Rep. Keith Ellison called for the resignation of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs after he said the “professional left” would only be satisfied with the Obama administration after “we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon.” In an interview with The Hill, Gibbs vented further: “I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested.” On people who said that President Obama was too centrist, he said, “They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.” Rep. Ellison told The Huffington Post, “This is not the first time that Mr. Gibbs has...
  • More Islamic Law in Gaza: Hamas Crackdown on Clothing Stores

    07/29/2010 11:48:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 2+ views
    inn ^ | 7/29/10 | Maayana Miskin
    Hamas continues to enforce its stringent interpretation of Islamic law in Gaza. In its most recent ruling, the organization has laid out a list of rules that must be followed by stores selling women's clothing, according to AFP. Earlier in the month Hamas declared that women and teenagers are no longer permitted to smoke hookahs in public. According to new rules, women's clothing stores are not allowed to have dressing rooms. Stores also cannot have tinted windows, and cannot have cameras inside the shop. Any mannequins shaped like women must be dressed in modest clothing.
  • Islamic Terrorists 'Made in Britain'

    07/28/2010 7:46:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 7/28/10 | Dalit HaLevy and Hillel Fendel
    A Hamas website proudly reports on two young British citizens who have moved to Gaza to join the jihad against Israel. The website did not provide many details on the two. One of them, known as Ibrahim al-Majersi, is reported to have “left his home in order to the join the jihad in Gaza,” and was scheduled to deliver a lecture in the famous Large Mosque of Gaza. He apparently met with Hamas and Al-Kassam Brigades terrorists. The other, known only as Mustafa, is reported to have served in the British Army in Iraq.
  • Indonesian clerics: Our mistake _ you're facing the wrong direction during Islamic prayers

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — People in the world's most populous Muslim nation have been facing Africa — not Mecca — while praying. Indonesia's highest Islamic body acknowledged Monday it made a mistake when issuing an edict in March saying the holy city in Saudi Arabia was to the country's west. It has since asked followers to shift direction slightly northward during their daily prayers. "After a thorough study with some cosmography and astronomy experts, we learned they've been facing southern Somalia and Kenya," said Ma'ruf Amin, a prominent cleric of the Indonesian Ulema Council, or MUI. "We've revised it now...
  • Talk by controversial Islamic preacher cancelled

    07/05/2010 11:43:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    thestar.com ^ | 7/5/10 | Wendy Gillis Staff Reporter
    No explanation given for the cancellation Controversial televangelist Zakir Naik’s talk at North America’s largest Islamic gathering Saturday night was considered by many to be “the heart of the journey,” but two cancellations later, many are wondering why his voice was stilled. After being banned from Canada for his controversial remarks, Naik was to have given Saturday’s keynote address by live video conferencing at Journey of Faith, the Islamic gathering held on the weekend at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
  • Islamic science: The revival begins here

    06/28/2010 2:04:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    newscientist.com ^ | 6/28/10 | Lorna Casselton, foreign secretary of the Royal Society
    Today the Royal Society will publish the first report based on its Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation Project. The reason we have chosen to undertake this project is the potentially staggering impact that countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and others could have on science in the coming decades. Saudi Arabia has established the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, which has risen from the desert in just a few years based on a £20 billion endowment. Qatar has built Education City, a 2500 acre campus outside Doha where seven of the top US universities now have bases....
  • Iran cleric says dogs "unclean" and not to be kept as pets

    06/19/2010 4:01:12 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 88 replies · 1,499+ views
    reuters ^ | Jun 19, 2010 | Robin Pomeroy
    A senior Iranian cleric has decreed dogs are "unclean" and should not be kept as pets -- a move aimed at discouraging Western-style dog ownership in the Islamic state, a newspaper reported on Saturday. Dogs are considered "unclean" under Islamic tradition but, while relatively rare in Iran, some people do keep them as pets. By issuing a fatwa -- a religious ruling -- Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi has sent a clear message that this trend must stop. "Friendship with dogs is a blind imitation of the West,"
  • Mas-Kom-Ya, Erdogan, and Turkey’s Islamic Jew Hatred

    06/17/2010 7:56:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 162+ views
    pajamasmedia.com ^ | 6/17/10 | by Andrew G. Bostom
    As reported by the Jerusalem Post on June 9, 2010, the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC) has revealed the close ties between the most violent operatives from Turkey’s jihadist IHH organization on board the Mavi Maramara ship, and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AKP government. Salient details of these connections from the ITIC analysis — based upon statements given by Mavi Maramara passengers after the vessel was towed to the port of Ashdod last week, as well as findings from IHH members’ computers seized by the Israel Defense Forces — included: * The Mavi Maramara...
  • Egypt official: U.S. president claims to be Muslim

    06/15/2010 1:22:28 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 42 replies · 1,363+ views
    WND ^ | 6/15/2010 | Bob Unruh
    An Egyptian foreign service official's comment about President Obama is turning into a sensation among bloggers for its claim that the American leader claims to be Muslim. Obama's religiosity has been the subject of discussion since before he was elected and his Chicago-area pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, delivered a "God d--- America" sermon that was caught on video. Obama later claimed to be a Muslim in a television interview where the interviewer corrected his "misstatement" and he has referenced the Muslim heritage in America's past several times. Now the heat on the issue is being turned up because of a...
  • Obama finally admits he's Muslim

    06/14/2010 8:43:37 AM PDT · by raymcc · 206 replies · 5,569+ views
    The Post & EMail ^ | 6/14/2010 | Sharon Rondeau
    Obama has apparently confirmed what many have suspected since the presidential campaign: that he is a Muslim, not a “committed Christian,” as he professed during the presidential campaign. The periodical Israel Today has reported that in a private meeting with the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Obama told Gheit that he is a Muslim. The exchange was aired on Nile TV.