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  • Obama takes break from Hawaii vacation to chat with Trump

    12/29/2016 12:51:42 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 38 replies
    Hono Star Bull ^ | Dec 28 , 2016 | Star-Advertiser Staff
    Prior to that, they spent an hour late in the afternoon touring a center for Islamic art and culture in Honolulu. The center is in Shangri La — the former mansion of the heiress Doris Duke that overlooks the Pacific Ocean near Diamond Head. The president’s brother-in-law, Konrad Ng, is the director of Shangri La. Ng is married to Obama’s sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, and the couple and their family live in Honolulu.
  • Three people shot near Islamic center in Zurich

    12/19/2016 11:44:39 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 25 replies
    cnn ^ | December 19, 2016 | cnn staff
    Three people were shot and injured in an "ongoing situation" near an Islamic center in Zurich, Switzerland, according to police.
  • Security Guard at Tukwila Islamic Center Stabbed in the Back; Suspect in Custody

    08/08/2016 1:35:17 PM PDT · by Rinnwald · 14 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 8/7/2016 | Suzanne Phan, KOMO Staff
    TUKWILA, Wash. -- Tukwila police are investigating after a fight at a mosque escalated into a stabbing late Sunday night. It happened at the Abu Bakr Islamic Center at 14101 Tukwila International Boulevard just after 8:30 p.m. Police said a 26-year-old Somali man was trespassing on the mosque's basketball courts. The security guard asked him to leave, but he refused.
  • Islamic group: Muslim man beaten outside Florida mosque

    07/03/2016 6:49:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 2, 2016 6:01 PM EDT | Kelli Kennedy
    Authorities said they have arrested a suspect in the early Saturday beating of a man outside a Florida mosque that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended, and an Islamic group said the victim was a Muslim. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said racial slurs were made by the attacker, though authorities said they had no immediate indication of any racially motivated comments. Authorities said, however, that they were continuing to investigate. St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara said deputies were called to the Fort Pierce Islamic Center at 4:11 a.m. Saturday by a caller who said someone was...
  • Obama’s Fancy New Mansion Is Located 1,000 Feet From The Islamic Center Of Washington DC

    05/26/2016 6:38:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/26/2016 | Eric Owens
    The mammoth, multi-million-dollar mansion where resident Barack Obama and his family will reportedly live after the first family exits the White House is located 1,096 feet from the Islamic Center of Washington — one of the largest mosques in the Western Hemisphere. ... The exterior of the Islamic Center features horseshoe arches, Arabic script and tall, ornate minaret. The building is surrounded by an array of flags representing the countries of the world where Islam is the state-sanctioned religion. ... In addition to the Islamic Center of Washington, the embassy of Oman and the former embassy of Iran are very...
  • Prosecutors charge California man with threatening Muslims

    12/23/2015 11:21:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 23, 2015 8:41 PM EST
    Prosecutors in Northern California have charged a self-employed plumber who allegedly threatened to kill Muslim people outside a mosque with making criminal threats and hate crimes. [...] [55-year-old William] Celli is accused of yelling "I'm going to kill you all" outside the Islamic Center of West Contra Costa County on Dec. 4 and of posting a picture of a pipe bomb on social media the same day. ...
  • DOJ Sues Town for Nixing Rezoning Plan to Build Islamic Temple

    10/02/2015 11:35:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 2, 2015
    In its latest effort to protect Muslim rights in the United States the Obama Justice Department is suing an Illinois town for denying a rezoning application to convert an office building into an Islamic temple. Failing to approve plans for the Islamic worship center violates a 2000 law known as the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit filed this week in federal court. The accused are lawmakers in Des Plaines, a Chicago suburb with a population of about 60,000. In 2013 the Des Plaines City Council voted 5-3 to reject...
  • Bremen Islamic Center sues police over raid (Germany)

    03/04/2015 11:26:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 04 Mar 2015 15:50 GMT+01:00
    After Bremen Muslims said that raids and heightened police presence over a terror alert had made them feel excluded from society, a mosque raided by the authorities announced plans to sue over the search. A spokesman for Schura Bremen, a federation of the city-state’s Muslims, told The Local that Muslims had been disheartened by the raid on the mosque. Rather than jumping straight into raids, he said, police should try “speaking eye-to-eye with social organizations, including the Islamic Federation” as a longer-term way to fight extremism. […] (IKZ chairman Mohammad Omar Habibzada) also complained that politicians and the media had...
  • Mosque takes over former Wheaton church ( Illinois )

    12/05/2013 8:14:56 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 2, 2013 | Bob Goldsborough
    A mosque recently moved into a former church building on the northeast side of Wheaton, becoming what is believed to be the city's first Islamic institution. In late August, the Islamic Center of Wheaton bought and moved into the 26,193-square-foot former First Assembly of God Church at 900 E. Geneva Road, at the southwest corner of Geneva Road and President Street. Records show that, through a bank trust, the Islamic Center of Wheaton paid $3.15 million for the church and its 7.08-acre property. Mosque spokesman Abraham Antar said he and his fellow congregants are excited about their new home, which...
  • Somali Islamic center eulogizes American jihadi

    09/14/2013 8:24:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2013 11:07 AM EDT | Abdi Guled and Rodney Muhumuza
    American jihadi Omar Hammami was murdered “in cold blood,” a Somalia-based Islamic center said, backing up reports that the militant from Alabama was killed Thursday by his rivals within the Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.The Islamic World Issues Study Center published a tribute online in which it describes the killings of Hammami, 29, and two other militants as a “tragedy,” saying al-Shabab should be “directing their arrows at the enemies of the group,” according to a report issued Saturday by SITE Intel Group, an American private company that analyzes terror threats. … In an interview last week with Voice of...
  • Fla. mosque leaders say teen talked of jihad

    07/19/2013 3:51:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 19, 2013 4:28 PM EDT | Derek Kinner and Tamara Lush
    Shelton Bell stood out at the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida in Jacksonville. Not because he was a strawberry-blond American who converted to Islam. It was more because of the way he dressed—in headgear that resembled garb worn by remote tribes in Afghanistan—and mostly because of what he said. In mid-2012, a parent was concerned that Bell, who now faces federal terrorism charges, was “in conversation with his son about inciting violence and talking about jihad and talking about weapons,” said Parvez Ahmed, the center’s board secretary. Mosque leaders called the FBI, setting into motion a case that came to...
  • Protesters expected at Saylorsburg Islamic center (Pennsylvania)

    07/10/2013 9:10:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | July 10, 2013 | Jenna Ebersole
    Hundreds of people from across North America are expected to flood Saylorsburg on Saturday to protest a controversial Turkish figure, Fethullah Gülen, who has lived in the area for more than a decade. … Gülen is a polarizing figure and Turkish cleric whose vision of Islam embraces science, education and interfaith dialogue. Millions support him, but his critics in Turkey’s secular establishment believe he is a dangerous man with a secret agenda. The protest comes on the heels of weeks of conflict on the streets of several Turkish cities against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who the couple claims is...
  • Saudi 'Propaganda Center' Opens in Vienna

    11/28/2012 8:25:43 AM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    gatestoneinstitute.org/ ^ | 27NOV12 | Soeren Kern
    The most important goal of dialogue is "to introduce Islam" and "to correct the erroneous slanders raised against Islam." — Saudi Press Agency Saudi Arabia has officially opened the doors of a controversial new "interreligious and intercultural dialogue center" in the Austrian capital, Vienna. The King Abdullah International Center for Inter-Religious and Inter-Cultural Dialogue was inaugurated during an elaborate ceremony at the Hofburg Palace in downtown Vienna on November 26. More than 650 high-profile guests from around the world attended the event, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and the foreign ministers of the center's three founding states, Austria,...
  • Islamic Center Offers Camel Rides Oct. 27

    10/25/2012 6:50:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | Ron Orozco
    Want to take a ride on a real camel in northeast Fresno to get an experience of the Middle East? The Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno is offering camel rides -- and more -- at its first bazaar, which will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Oct. 27 at the center, 2111 E. Nees Ave. The center is making arrangements to bring the camel from the Los Angeles area. Huda Munjy, chairwoman of the bazaar and a board member at the center, says the camel rides are to provide the community with an experience they can enjoy and remember for...
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    TRUTHUSA.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • Interfaith event to support Muslims in St. Anthony [promoting Islamic center in MN]

    07/04/2012 9:20:25 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 18 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | July 4, 2012 - 9:29 PM | ROSE FRENCH
    Three churches in St. Anthony plan to hold an interfaith gathering Sunday between Christian and Muslim leaders in response to anti-Islamic comments made at a City Council meeting during which board members rejected a proposed Islamic center. Members of Nativity Lutheran Church, Faith United Methodist Church and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church organized the event in an effort to show that not all citizens in the small bedroom community north of Minneapolis are against Muslims worshiping there. "I thought it was unfortunate there weren't Christians speaking on behalf of the Muslim community, showing their support and solidarity," said Elsa Marty,...
  • St. Anthony rejects plan for Islamic center [Minnesota]

    06/12/2012 9:56:53 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 19 replies
    Minneapolkis Star Tribune ^ | June 12, 2012 - 11:07 PM | ROSE FRENCH
    A lawsuit could follow after St. Anthony City Council voted 4-1 against proposal, citing land use and zoning. St. Anthony City Council members on Tuesday rejected plans to locate an Islamic center in the basement of the former Medtronic headquarters off Old Hwy. 8. The proposed Abu-Huraira Islamic Center had been on hold for months after some residents objected to the center and city leaders studied whether city zoning would support the facility. About 150 people attended the Tuesday council meeting, where Muslim proponents asked the council to approve the nearly 15,000-square-foot center, which would be used for worship and...
  • NYPD says suspect confesses in firebomb attacks

    01/03/2012 1:33:10 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 3, 3:57 PM EST | SAMANTHA GROSS
    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police say a man has confessed to a string of arson attacks at an Islamic cultural center and four other sites on New Year's Day. The man was taken into custody Tuesday. His name was not immediately released. Police spokesman Paul Browne says he made statements implicating himself in the attacks and had personal grievances with each targeted location. Crude Molotov cocktails were tossed into a convenience store, two homes in Queens, one in nearby Nassau County, and an Islamic center. He is facing arson-related charges. It's not clear if the incidents were...
  • Mosque beating & marriage of sharia child in Nashville, Tn

    04/09/2009 11:57:33 AM PDT · by ebiskit · 41 replies · 1,683+ views
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com ^ | Thursday, April 09, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    There is a first-hand undercover investigation being done in Al-Farooq mosque in Nashville, TN. What has been exposed is unthinkable. This is video footage of a first-hand undercover investigation done in Al-Farooq mosque. Listen to a 7 year old talk about her husband and how they are beaten during shariah class. The video is just the sound, as these kids are in tremendous danger and the undercover person inside needed to hide the camera deeply. We are working on the sound quality. Listen to the girl stating how kids are beaten as she begins to cry.The teachers, "they hit...
  • FEDS: OPPOSING TENNESSEE MOSQUE COULD BE A CRIME

    10/18/2010 9:42:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 60 replies · 2+ views
    LA TIMES.com ^ | October 18, 2010|3:13 p.m. | Richard A. Serrano, Reporting from Washington
    SNIPPET: "Washington….The Obama administration, for the second time in two months, interjected itself Monday into an angry local dispute over a proposed Islamic center, warning local officials that opposing the mosque could violate the civil rights of its members and become a federal crime. The Department of Justice filed court papers Monday in support of construction of a Murfreesboro, Tennessee mosque, saying local Muslims were protected by the First Amendment right to free exercise of religion and disputing opponents claims that Islam is not a valid religion."