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  • Palestinian Authority seizes atheist after he criticizes Islam on Facebook and blog

    11/11/2010 2:33:51 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 11, 2010 | DIAA HADID
    QALQILIYA, West Bank (AP) — A mysterious blogger who set off an uproar in the Arab world by claiming he was God and hurling insults at the Prophet Muhammad is now behind bars — caught in a sting that used Facebook to track him down. The case of the unlikely apostate, a shy barber from this backwater West Bank town, is highlighting the limits of tolerance in the Western-backed Palestinian Authority — and illustrating a new trend by authorities in the Arab world to mine social media for evidence.
  • Another Medieval Trial Begins - Austrian Defendant Sabaditsch-Wolf Cites America's First Amendment

    11/23/2010 9:42:03 AM PST · by JLWORK · 7 replies
    Here's The Right Side Of It ^ | November 23, 2010 | John L. Work
    While America prepared to watch another round of Monday Night Football, freedom of speech again went on trial in Europe. The criminal prosecution of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Woff (photo above) began today in Vienna, Austria. Elisabeth, a wife and mother, is charged with denigrating religious teachings – specifically Muslim teachings – for speaking publicly with quotes from the Koran and rendering her opinions of the same. She faces a year in prison if convicted. Gates of Vienna is covering the trial in considerable detail, with live blogging of questions and testimony during the proceedings. The link to the site, followed by an...
  • Pakistani President Pardons Christian Woman on Death Row

    11/22/2010 12:07:14 PM PST · by wmfights · 12 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 22, 2010 | Ethan Cole
    Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday pardoned Asia Bibi (also referred to as Asia Noreen by some media), the first woman sentenced to death for blasphemy. Bibi, who had been imprisoned for one-and-a-half years without being allowed to give her statement in court, was released soon after the presidential pardon. “This is the only acceptable outcome to what has been a travesty of justice from the outset,” said Nasir Saeed, coordinator for U.K.-based Center for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS). “Asia Bibi should never have been charged with blasphemy, let alone found guilty and sentenced to death.” Saeed...
  • Beheading suspect says jail deputies tortured him

    11/18/2010 3:46:52 AM PST · by seton89 · 10 replies
    BuffaloNews ^ | November 17, 2010 | MATT GRYTA
    A court hearing Wednesday on whether a television reporter must turn over notes of an interview with accused killer Muzzammil "Mo" Hassan instead became a forum for Hassan to accuse his jailers of torturing and plotting to kill him. Hassan asked a judge to "fire" Sheriff Timothy B. Howard because of the alleged actions of sheriff's deputies in the Erie County Holding Center, claims that a Sheriff's Office spokesman called "preposterous." Hassan, 45, who is awaiting trial on charges he murdered his wife in Orchard Park last year, told Erie County Judge Thomas P. Franczyk he was attacked and beaten...
  • Will Muslim Women Be Exempted From An Invasive Pat-Down Or Revealing Full-Body Scan In Airports?

    11/15/2010 1:25:52 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 55 replies · 2+ views
    11/15/2010 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I wonder if Juan Williams (along with the rest of us) will have cause to be worried if Muslim women (in full body Muslim garb) are exempted from being given an invasive pat-down or given a rather revealing full body scan as a precondition to boarding a plane? BTW, an attorney on Shepard Smith's show on FOX News apparently said that the man who said that he didn't want to be scanned or touched had entered into a contract of mutual consent whereby he knew that he would have to be given a rather revealing full body scan or an...
  • Islamic-World.net: Teach all Children to Create an Islamic World~ Guidelines

    11/15/2010 1:01:37 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Logan's Warning ^ | Christopher Logan
    While far too many Americans are still unaware of the internal threat of Islam, Muslims continue to move forward with their goal of creating an Islamic world. A mission in which they have no concerns whatsoever for the beliefs of non-Muslims. Earlier this month I posted about the Islamic-World website, and their article which calls for Muslim parents to teach their children to join the jihad. Today I continue with another one of their articles. This one advices Muslim on getting their children to do their part in creating an Islamic world. As usual the site is very busy, and...
  • SAUDI ARABIA ELECTED TO UN'S NEW WOMEN'S RIGHTS AGENCY

    11/12/2010 10:29:36 AM PST · by La Lydia · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | November 12, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    This defies western logic, but not the agenda of the OIC-driven, sharia compliant UN. Saudi Arabia, where a 32-year-old woman is jailed for disobeying her father, where a pregnant gang-rape victim is sentenced to 100 lashes for committing adultery, where women are not allowed to drive, where women are lashed for being in the company of any male who is not a relative, where a 75-year-old could be flogged for breaching sex segregation rules, where a Saudi father weds his daughter, 10, to an 80-year-old pervert: "according to the shari'a his marriage is legal as long as the girl's father...
  • U.N. Considers Iran, Saudi Arabia for Seat on Women's Rights Panel

    11/10/2010 9:00:04 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/10/2010
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  • She made me do it: Conservative Muslim Indonesia minister says Michelle Obama forced handshake

    11/09/2010 11:00:37 AM PST · by maggief · 72 replies
    AP ^ | November 9, 2010
    sns-ap-as-indonesia-michelles-handshake JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A conservative Muslim government minister admits he shook hands with first lady Michelle Obama in welcoming her to Indonesia but says it wasn't his choice. Footage on YouTube shows otherwise, sparking a debate that has lit up Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the blogosphere. "I tried to prevent (being touched) with my hands but Mrs. Michelle held her hands too far toward me (so) we touched," Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring told tens of thousands of followers on Twitter.
  • Lawsuit Filed in Okla. Against Islamic Law Ban

    11/04/2010 2:49:14 PM PDT · by lbryce · 65 replies · 1+ views
    New Yortk Times ^ | November 4, 2010 | AP
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma Muslim has filed a federal lawsuit against a state ballot measure that prohibits state courts from considering international law or Islamic law when deciding cases. Muneer Awad, head of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Oklahoma, filed the lawsuit Thursday, saying it is unconstitutional. The ballot question was approved in Tuesday's election with 70 percent of the vote. The lawsuit seeks a temporary retraining order to block the results of the election from being certified on Nov. 9. Joseph Thai, of the University of Oklahoma College of Law, says there is no danger of...
  • Voters ban judges from using international law [& Sharia, Muslims prepare lawsuit, OKlahoma]

    11/03/2010 6:00:28 AM PDT · by FourPeas · 22 replies
    NewsOK.com ^ | 2 Nov 2010
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters have approved a measure that would forbid judges from considering international law or Islamic law when deciding cases. Republican Rex Duncan, the sponsor of the measure, called it a "pre-emptive strike" designed to close the door on activist judges "legislating from the bench or using international law or Sharia law." Members of the Muslim community called the question an attack on Islam and some of them said they are prepared to file a lawsuit challenging the measure.
  • Lawyer Wants Jinn to Testify in Court

    10/25/2010 10:52:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, October 23, 2010
    Says court should summon genie in corrupt judge case A Saudi defence lawyer has asked court to summon a jinn (genie) claimed to have possessed a judge who has been arrested on corruption charges, the Saudi Arabic language daily Okaz reported on Saturday. The lawyer, Salim bin Atteyya, told court that the jinn must be present in court to testify in the case of the corrupt judge in Madina, Islam’s second holiest shrine after Makkah, the newspaper said. “The case of the corrupt judge in Madina has taken a new turn and witnessed new developments as the lawyer of an...
  • Front Page Interview: Pamela Geller Sharia in the UK

    10/25/2010 9:54:13 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 25 Oct 2010 | Pam Geller
    Check out my interview with Jamie Glazov in Front Page Magazine, here. (pic) FP: Pamela Geller, welcome to Frontpage Interview. I would like to discuss with your accurate prediction about a London borough becoming an Islamic republic. What’s going on? Geller: Thanks Jamie. As I predicted at my website Atlas Shrugs, a vile Islamic supremacist, Lutfur Rahman, has been elected executive mayor of the London borough of Tower Hamlets. And he has accomplished this through massive voter fraud — isn’t this always how they get their way? FP: It appears to be the case, yes. Tower Hamlets is the poorest...
  • Child marriage reignites debate in Saudi Arabia

    10/11/2010 8:47:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    The National ^ | 2010-10-11 | Caryle Murphy
    The marriage of a government official to a 12-year-old girl has inflamed a long simmering battle over marriage to minors, pitting Saudi human rights activists and at least one prominent Muslim sheikh against government officials who have been accused of failing to curb the widespread practice. The fact that the unidentified groom, who lives in the city of Najran, was a mazoun, or marriage official, whose job it is to preside over the signing of marriage contracts, only added to the outrage over the marriage among many Saudis. Many families marry their daughters to older men for financial benefits, getting...
  • Why Did Media Ignore Threat of 'Flag of Islam' Flying Over the White House?

    10/10/2010 7:13:08 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/10 | Dan Gainor
    Imagine the furor if a televangelist went on TV and told viewers Christianity would conquer the world and that the flag of Christianity would fly over the White House. Network reporters would seize the moment as an example of the evils of America’s supposed Christian theocracy. Radical Islamists would likely do as they did during the Koran burning episode or after the Danish cartoons were published. People might die. Thankfully, that didn’t happen. What did happen is far scarier. ABC News held a townhall meeting, bringing on experts to ask the question: “Should Americans fear Islam?” Thanks to ABC, we...
  • U.S. Embassy sponsors Irish Muslim business conference: Imam calls for Sharia Law...

    10/08/2010 4:28:26 PM PDT · by Cindy · 27 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. Embassy sponsors Irish Muslim business conference: Imam calls for Sharia Law in all business dealings" SNIPPET: "There would seem to be a Constitutional issue involved here -- isn't the U.S. Government involving itself in promoting a religion via such a seminar? And what a surprise that that religion would turn out to be Islam. "U.S. Embassy sponsors Irish Muslim business conference: Imam calls for Sharia Law in all business dealings," by Patrick Cooper for IrishCentral.com, October 7 (thanks to Sr. Soph): The U.S. Embassy in Dublin has sponsored a seminar on Muslim entrepreneurs and business in Ireland. A main...
  • “Holy War: Should American’s Fear Islam?”, part 1 of 4

    10/06/2010 9:22:20 AM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 22 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Oct 6, 2010 AD | Mariano
    This week on “This Week” with Christiane Amanpour the question “Holy War: Should American’s Fear Islam?” was discussed by a panel of guests... FRANKLIN GRAHAM: But let me just say something about Islam. I -- I love the Muslim people. But I have great difficulty with the -- with the religion, especially with Sharia law and what it does for women -- toward women, toward non-believers, the violence that is given in -- under Sharia law. CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: …Is it allowed under Sharia law? IMAM OSAMA BAHLOUL: …This is something for you to say that Islam is an Muslim thought,...
  • Waitrose forced to ditch halal lamb from Prince of Wales' Duchy range

    10/03/2010 7:11:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd October 2010 | Abul Taher
    Waitrose is to introduce a range of non-halal lamb products as a response to customers’ concerns about its meat supplies. Until now, all lamb sold by the store has been slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law, with a Muslim reciting a prayer in Arabic over the meat. But Waitrose said last night that, from now on, organic Welsh lamb from its Duchy Originals range – established by Prince Charles to market produce from his estates – will no longer be halal. Waitrose said they made their decision in order to give customers ‘more choice’. But their reversal of policy comes...
  • Jury clears Christians who dared to preach to U.S. Muslims

    10/01/2010 12:29:47 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 21 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 27 September 2010 | Bob Unruh
    Jurors in Michigan have rejected the concept of a "dhimmi" status for Christians, ruling that four evangelists who went to an Arab festival not just to be present but to "change minds" did not commit a breach of peace as police had claimed. The word comes from the Thomas More Law Center, which defended the four Christians after they were charged for being at an Arab festival June 18 in Dearborn, Mich. The verdict came from a jury of six Dearborn residents late Friday, who concluded that Nabeel Qureshi, Paul Rezkalla, Negeen Mayel and David Wood were not guilty of...
  • Man marries four women to prove ex-wife wrong

    09/29/2010 9:43:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Dubai Media ^ | September 29, 2010
    A Saudi man married four women at the same time just to prove his ex-wife was wrong when she told him no other woman would marry him. Alwatan said the man paid his four new wives around SR80,000 (Dh78,000) as dowry (money paid by bridegrooms to their brides under Islamic law). The man also paid SR10,000 (Dh9,900) in expenses for his honey moon, the paper added, without making clear if the honey moon involved all the four. Under Islamic law, Muslim men can have four wives at the same time and such an edict has given rise to polygamy in...
  • Kenya: National Museums Defends the Digging Up of Ancient Kingdom

    09/16/2010 8:42:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    All Africa ^ | 13 September 2010 | Mazera Ndurya
    The National Museums of Kenya has defended archaeological work to locate the ancient settlement of Malindi Kingdom. A press release by the joint Sino-Kenya archaeological team said digging at the ancient sites in Mambrui Village in Magarini District was legal and all procedures had been followed. The head of the Chinese team, Prof Qin Dashu and his Kenyan counterpart, Dr Herman Kiriama of the NMK, said the sites were selected on the recommendations of Kenyan scholars. "The sites are not in the burial sections and the team tried to strictly adhere to Islamic laws where graves are not supposed to...
  • The Shariah Threat to America

    09/16/2010 8:00:31 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 15 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 16, 2010 | David Yerushalmi
    Nine years ago, another in a decades-long assault on the U.S. and Western interests was carried out by mujahideen -- Islamic jihad warriors. September 11 didn't launch this existential threat of jihad, but it certainly exposed the underbelly of American vulnerability like no other previous attack (including the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993 and the bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon a decade before that). That vulnerable underbelly is not, as some have contended, our "freedoms." There is no "tension," as many commentators suggest, between freedom and security. The idea that there is a natural...
  • Barack Obama to Authorise record $60bn Saudi arms sale-Largest Arms Deal In U.S. History

    09/13/2010 11:41:16 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    UK Gaurdian ^ | Monday 13 September 2010 | Ian Black
    Barack Obama is to go ahead with plans to sell Saudi Arabia advanced aircraft and other weapons worth up to $60bn (£39bn), the biggest arms deal in US history, in a strategy of shoring up Gulf Arab allies to face any military threat from Iran. According to the Wall Street Journal, the administration is also in talks with the Saudis about possible naval and missile-defence upgrades that could be worth tens of billions of dollars more over five to 10 years. Plans to go ahead with the package, which has been under secret negotiation since 2007, have been known for...
  • “There Is No Such Thing as ‘Moderate’ Islam.” Continued Conversations with Nonie Darwish

    08/25/2010 11:18:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 19, 2009 | Phyllis Chesler
    My hope is for the West to understand the threat that Islamic Sharia law poses to their democracy, their concept of equality under the law and their human rights values. The West should never allow Sharia to be practiced in Western democracies... The term “moderate Muslim” was created in the West. In the Muslim world there is nothing called moderate or radical Muslims or moderate or radical mosques. You are either a Muslim or not. .. Islamic Law has slammed shut every door and window; any reform of Islam is punishable by death... Islam has been aggressively expanding in the...
  • Did ancient coffee houses lay the groundwork for modern consumerism?

    08/24/2010 12:08:34 PM PDT · by decimon · 20 replies
    University of Chicago Press Journals ^ | August 24, 2010 | Unknown
    If you think that your favorite coffee shop is a great gathering place for discussion, you should have been around in the Ottoman Empire starting in the 1550s. A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research examines the role of coffee houses in the evolution of the consumer. Authors Eminegül Karababa (University of Exeter, Exeter, UK) and Güliz Ger (Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey) dug wide and deep into the history of coffeehouses in the early modern Ottoman Empire and found they offered their patrons a lot more than coffee. They found that patrons engaged in gambling, taking drugs, meeting...
  • California Sharia “College” Set to Open

    08/23/2010 1:22:29 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 26 replies
    Logans Warning ^ | August 23rd, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    Not only are US Mosques teaching and preaching Sharia Law, now our government is foolishly allowing a Sharia “college” to open. I say foolishly because Sharia is what the enemy wants to impose on us, and allowing it to be taught here in America, is the equivalent to allowing Nazis to have their own US schools during WWII. Not only do we have to end all Muslim immigration, we also need to ban Sharia Law. Then arrest and deport if possible, any Muslim who calls for Sharia. They are to be looked upon as enemies of the state, just as...
  • Controversy in Saudi Arabia over Fatwa Permitting Breastfeeding of Adults

    08/22/2010 7:58:35 PM PDT · by SJackson · 59 replies · 2+ views
    Memri ^ | 8-22-10
    Controversy in Saudi Arabia over Fatwa Permitting Breastfeeding of Adults By: Y. Admon* Introduction Sheikh 'Abd Al-Muhsin Al-'Obikan, an advisor at the Saudi Justice Ministry, recently issued a fatwa allowing the breastfeeding of adults. The fatwa is aimed at enabling an unrelated man and woman to be secluded in the same room, a situation which Islam considers forbidden gender mixing. The rationale behind the fatwa is that breastfeeding creates a bond of kinship between the man and woman, rendering the man her mahram,[1] thus making it acceptable for them to be together in seclusion. The fatwa created a stir...
  • Amnesty urges Saudi not to paralyse man

    08/20/2010 11:52:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 9 replies
    Breitbart - AFP ^ | Aug. 20, 2010 | AFP
    Amnesty International urged Saudi authorities on Friday not to medically paralyse a man in retribution for similar injuries he allegedly caused during a fight. The London-based group quoted reports that a court in the northwestern town of Tabuk had approached a number of hospitals to ask if they could cut the man?s spinal cord in retribution, as requested by the victim. "We urge the Saudi Arabian authorities not to carry out such a punishment, which amounts to nothing less than torture. While those guilty of a crime should be held accountable, intentionally paralysing a man in this way would constitute...
  • Saudi criminal faces having spinal cord severed after paralysing victim with meat cleaver

    08/20/2010 7:31:37 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20th August 2010 | Mike Theodoulou
    A Saudi man convicted of paralysing a fellow countryman in a cleaver attack is being threatened with having his spinal cord cut in a tit-for-tat punishment. The ultra-conservative desert Kingdom enforces Islamic law and on rare occasions metes out punishments based on the ancient code of an ‘eye-for-an-eye’. The case judge in the northwestern province of Tabuk has sent letters to several hospitals seeking their advice on whether it is medically possible to render the attacker’s spinal cord non-functional, local newspapers said. [...] Ten years ago, an Egyptian worker had an eye surgically removed in a Saudi hospital as punishment...
  • Report: Saudi judge considers paralysis punishment

    08/19/2010 11:01:28 AM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8-19-10 | SALAH NASRAWI,
    A Saudi judge has asked several hospitals in the country whether they could damage a man's spinal cord as punishment after he was convicted of attacking another man with a cleaver and paralyzing him, local newspapers reported on Thursday. Saudi Arabia enforces strict Islamic law and occasionally metes out punishments based on the ancient legal code of an eye-for-an-eye. However, Saudi King Abdullah has been trying to clamp down on extremist ideology. The reports said Abdul-Aziz al-Mutairi, 22, was left paralyzed after a fight more than two years ago and asked a judge to impose an equivalent punishment on his...
  • Afghan clerics seek return to strict Islamic law

    08/13/2010 12:52:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 12, 2010 | Sayed Salahuddin
    Afghanistan's largest gathering of clerics, who met to discuss reconciliation with the Taliban, has called for the revival of strict Islamic law as the country seeks ways to win militants away from a growing insurgency. About 350 of the Islamic clerics, or ulema, met for three days this week, the meeting ending with a declaration calling on President Hamid Karzai to enact sharia, or Islamic law, including punishments such as stonings, lashing, amputation and execution. "The lack of implementation of sharia hodud (punishment) has cast a negative impact on the peace process," said a 10-point resolution issued after the meeting....
  • Sharia Law in Canada and Britain

    08/08/2010 3:36:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 08, 2010 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    The spread of Sharia Law to the entire world is part of jihad. In Canada and Britain, jihad is advancing. A June 2010 report entitled "Sharia Law in Britain: A Threat to One Law for All and Equal Rights" begins with Secretary General of the Islamic Sharia Council Suhaib Hasan saying, "If Sharia law is implemented, then you can turn this country [Great Britain] into a haven of peace because once a thief's hand is cut off nobody is going to steal." Furthermore, "once just only once, if an adulterer is stoned nobody is going to commit this crime at...
  • Hamas targets women's underwear in modesty drive

    07/29/2010 9:02:11 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 28, 2010 | Nidalal Mughrabi
    The Islamist rulers of the Gaza Strip have ordered lingerie shops to display more modesty. A week after banning women from smoking water pipes in public places, the Hamas-run police force has told stores selling women's underwear to remove scantily-clad mannequins and any posters of racy undergarments. "These measures have stemmed from complaints and pressure by ordinary people. They have to do with upholding our traditions," police spokesman Ayman Al-Batniji said Wednesday. Hamas leaders have repeatedly denied any intention to impose Islamic law on the Gaza Strip, home to 1.5 million Palestinians. But Hamas police have broken up a hip-hop...
  • Texas A&M may drop free TP in dorms

    07/21/2010 2:29:28 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 41 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, July 21, 2010 | MAGGIE KIELY
    Elaine Benes sits in a bathroom stall, pleading with a stingy toilet-paper hoarder to "spare a square.""Excuse me. I'm sorry. This is, a, kind-of embarrassing but there's no toilet paper over here.""Are you talking to me?" the stranger asks."Yeah, I just forgot to check. So, if you could spare some."Nope.More awkward banter."Three squares? You can't spare three squares?" Benes shouts.The woman leaves after saying: "No I don't have a square to spare. I can't spare a square." That famous scene from Seinfeld soon may be playing out thousands of times in dorm bathrooms across the Texas A&M campus.It's come to...
  • Facebook draws 7,000 to anti-Muslim pork sausage party in Paris

    06/18/2010 8:38:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies · 1,270+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Jun 17, 2010 | Robert Marquand
    French organizers of a so-called “pork sausage and booze” party in Paris – designed as a deliberate provocation against Muslims – will move it from a heavily Muslim neighborhood to the Arc de Triomphe on Friday. The group, "Identity Block," called the new venue “Plan B,” after Paris police banned their bash this week on grounds of maintaining public order. Advertised on Facebook and receiving some 7,000 RSVPs, the party is billed as a “resistance to the Islamization of France.” It was initially planned to take place next to a mosque in the 18th district after Friday prayers, and on...
  • Father, son plead guilty to Aqsa Parvez murder ( ROP in Canada )

    06/15/2010 12:37:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies · 381+ views
    cbc ^ | June 15, 2010
    Mississauga, Ont., teen strangled in 2007 after argument over hijab. The father and brother of Aqsa Parvez have pleaded guilty to killing the Mississauga, Ont., teenager. Muhammad Parvez, 60, and his son, Waqas, 29, entered pleas of guilty to second-degree murder ... Her death prompted debate over the wearing of the hijab. Friends of the teen say she had balked at wearing traditional Muslim clothing and she had been arguing with her father over her appearance.
  • Kagan Has Saudi, Bin Laden Money Ties

    05/31/2010 5:02:44 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 46 replies · 1,550+ views
    JudicialWatch ^ | 05/27/2010
    In a disturbing revelation for a Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan took millions of dollars from the Saudis as dean of Harvard Law School and a chunk of it reportedly came from 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. The bin Laden family has donated millions of dollars to the Ivy League university over the years, including generous endowments for the school’s Islamic law program and others to finance scholarships for students from Muslim countries. The family has a fondness for Harvard because Osama bin Laden’s brother, Abdullah, received a master’s degree from the school in the 1990s and a doctorate in...
  • Elton John performance in Morocco raises outcry

    05/26/2010 12:30:52 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 39 replies · 1,097+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/26/2010 | Yahoo News
    RABAT, Morocco – A concert by Elton John is testing the limits of Morocco's drive for modernity, probing this Muslim nation's complex and ambiguous attitudes toward homosexuality like rarely before. Islamists in the North African kingdom are outraged by the gay pop star's visit, while the royal palace, government and his many fans back his appearance Wednesday night. It's part of a tussle between conservatives and modernizers in a nation that criminalizes homosexuality but has long been famous for a swinging party scene. Morocco has attracted gay celebrities such as designer Yves Saint Laurent and writer Paul Bowles, and...
  • Gen. Petraeus statement on Saudi Fatwa on Financing of Terrorism

    05/25/2010 12:14:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 488+ views
    CENTCOM.mil ^ | May 21, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Gen. Petraeus statement on Saudi Fatwa on Financing of Terrorism U.S. Central Command MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (May 21, 2010) - U. S. Central Commander, General David Petraeus, released the following statement today regarding the recent fatwa issued by The Council of Senior Scholars in Saudi Arabia which, for the first time, specifically condemns and outlaws financing terrorism as a violation of Islamic law. "Last month in Riyadh, the Council of Senior Scholars issued an important fatwa that deserves wider recognition than it has received. The Council has, of course, issued fatwas...
  • 9/11 families blast Kagan

    05/17/2010 10:11:03 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 496+ views
    nypost.com ^ | May 17, 2010 | SUSAN EDELMAN
    Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has gotten an angry thumbs-down from 9/11 family members who say she played a key role in quashing a lawsuit that accused the Saudi kingdom of helping finance the terror attacks. "Kagan is the main reason why the Supreme Court ruled against the 9/11 families," said William Doyle, who lost his son in the Twin Towers. Doyle and thousands of other 9/11 relatives had joined in a suit that traced funding for the 19 hijackers to certain Saudi royals, along with banks, corporations and Islamic charities. The royals were let off the hook last year...
  • 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'... Anything about Shariah Law

    05/12/2010 3:35:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 1 replies · 229+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2010 | Alan Foster
    Elena Kagan, current Solicitor General of The United States and former Dean of the Harvard Law School, exemplifies selective outrage. She knows a lot about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" when it comes to ROTC on the Harvard Campus, but wears official blinders when it comes to Islamic treatment of homosexuals. When Professor Kagan ascended to the position of Dean of the Law School, Harvard was in a quandary over military recruitment. Long opposed to the military's policy towards openly gay men and women but ever solicitous of the greenbacks offered by the federal government, the school tried to hedge its...
  • America's Barbaric History

    04/28/2010 11:12:50 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 25 replies · 821+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 28, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    America’s Barbaric History Malcolm A. Kline, April 28, 2010 Those politicians and pedagogues who agitate for slavery reparations in the United States should consider what would happen if the descendants of slaves around the world sought the same from the countries in which their ancestors were enslaved. “Just as Europeans enslaved Africans, North Africans enslaved Europeans—more Europeans than there were Africans enslaved in the United States and in the 13 colonies from which it was formed,” economist Thomas Sowell writes. “The treatment of white galley slaves was even worse than the treatment of black slaves picking cotton.” “But there are...
  • 'Boobquake' Protests Cleric's Earthquake Claim

    04/26/2010 10:18:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies · 2,965+ views
    6News ^ | 4/26/2010
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A Purdue University student's attempt to poke fun at an Iranian cleric's contention that promiscuity and immodesty is responsible for earthquakes mushroomed into a cause that went viral, taken on by thousands of women. Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, Tehran's acting Friday prayer leader, ignited controversy last week by linking tremors to the behavior of women. "Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes," Iranian media quoted Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi as saying. Jen McCreight, a self-described "liberal, geeky, nerdy, scientific, perverted atheist...
  • MOROCCO: Rock, rap and heavy metal music fans rejoice in newfound freedom

    04/21/2010 10:38:53 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies · 296+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 20, 2010 | Gert Van Langendonck in Casablanca
    ...Seven years after Morocco's satanic-music trial, the alternative music scene in the North African country is alive and kicking; it has even received a grant from king Mohammed VI himself. ...The last edition of L'Boulevard drew no less than 160,000 visitors, spread out over six days and two football stadiums... It wasn't always like this. One of the members on this year's jury was 30-year-old Nabyl Guennouni. Now a manager at an events agency in Rabat, Guennouni was one of 14 heavy-metal musicians who in 2003 were arrested and sent to prison for practicing "satanism" and "endangering the Islamic faith."...
  • IslamoCare

    04/19/2010 10:16:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 500+ views
    frontpage mag ^ | 4/19/10 | Dr. John Kenneth Press
    The UK Department of Health recently announced that it would loosen hygiene rules for Muslim and Sikh doctors and nurses. From now on, Muslim female staff will not need to wash their hands before procedures as it compromises their modesty. Instead, they will have the admittedly less sanitary option of wearing disposable plastic over-sleeves. Acknowledging the danger of microbes and death, a Department of Health spokesman said, “The guidance is intended to . . . balance infection control measures with cultural beliefs.” But, believe it or not, from a culturist perspective, the death of some patients is not the main...
  • Somali Islamic militants ban music on airwaves

    04/13/2010 9:01:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 387+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/13/10 | Mohamed Olad Hassan and Mohamed Sheikh Nor - ap
    MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somali radio stations stopped playing music on Tuesday after hardline militants called it un-Islamic and ordered stations to take songs off the air. The edict is the latest unpopular order from Islamists, who also have banned bras, musical ringtones and movies. The order to stop the music echoes the Taliban's strict social rules imposed on Afghans beginning in the late 1990s. Somalia has a tradition of music and most residents greeted the ban with dismay. Rock, rap and love songs from the U.S., Europe and Africa could be heard on Somali stations before the ban. "Now I...
  • Nigeria Sharia Court Confirms Twitter Debate Ban [Bans discussions on..]

    04/07/2010 2:10:40 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 6 replies · 331+ views
    MMegi.bw ^ | Wednesday, 07 April 2010 | BBC
    An Islamic court in Nigeria has permanently banned a rights group from holding an internet debate about amputation as a form of punishment. This follows a temporary order made last week by a court in northern Nigeria preventing Facebook and Twitter being used to discuss the issue. The ban was initially sought by a pro-Sharia group which said internet sites would be used to mock Islamic law. The Sharia code runs alongside secular law in 12 of Nigeria's 36 states. In 2000, Malam Buba Bello Jangebe was the first person in Nigeria to have an amputation carried out under Islamic...
  • Malaysian beer-drinking model Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno to be punished by caning

    03/31/2010 10:37:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies · 1,597+ views
    AFP ^ | April 01, 2010
    A MUSLIM model sentenced to caning for drinking beer in Malaysia said on Thursday she had been summoned for punishment this week by a local religious authority. Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, 33, was sentenced last year under Islamic law to six lashes and a fine by a religious court in the moderate Muslim-majority country... An appeals panel upheld the ruling despite the avalanche of criticism, including the government saying the sentence was "too harsh", although it is not clear what punishment she may now receive. Kartika, whose case has fuelled a debate over rising "Islamisation" of the multi-ethnic country, was...
  • MasterCard offers card aimed at Muslims

    03/31/2010 10:23:17 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 77 replies · 2,245+ views
    nationalpost.com ^ | March 30, 2010 | Tim Shufelt
    A new interest-free credit card, the first of its kind in North America, aims to reconcile Islamic canonical law and Western consumer culture. Until now, observant Muslims have been precluded from owning credit cards on which they pay interest, a violation of shariah law. The iFreedom Plus Mastercard, set to be available in the coming days, promises no bills, no interest and no credit card debt. "Everyone living their day-to-day lives, they need a credit card. You can't rent a car, you can't travel if you don't have a card. Everyone wants one in their pocket," said Omar Kalair, president...
  • Nigeria Sharia court confirms Twitter debate ban

    03/30/2010 12:31:46 PM PDT · by darkside321 · 3 replies · 494+ views
    An Islamic court in Nigeria has permanently banned a rights group from holding an internet debate about amputation as a form of punishment. This follows a temporary order made last week by a court in northern Nigeria preventing Facebook and Twitter being used to discuss the issue. The ban was initially sought by a pro-Sharia group which said internet sites would be used to mock Islamic law. The Sharia code runs alongside secular law in 12 of Nigeria's 36 states. In 2000, Malam Buba Bello Jangebe was the first person in Nigeria to have an amputation carried out under Islamic...