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  • Syrian opposition leader seeks to counter Islamists

    01/20/2012 5:14:11 PM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    Syria's religious and ethnic minorities need to work together with liberal Sunni Muslims to counter the influence of Islamists in the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, a prominent Sunni Muslim opposition figure said. Kamal al-Labwani said Islam was being used to galvanize street protests against Assad and the population had grown more devout, but most Syrians still want Islam to "remain a religion, not a political party."
  • A Bitter Ex-Wife Receives More Coverage Than a Video of Obama Dining with Terrorist-Supporters

    01/20/2012 4:52:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/20/2012 | By Lauri B. Regan
    As I watch the media circus surrounding Marianne Gingrich's interview regarding her relationship with her ex-husband and GOP candidate, Newt Gingrich, I am once again reminded of the double standard afforded to the Democrats and Barack Obama in particular. Coming on the heels of the Herman Cain melee in which the press had a field day parading one accuser after another before video cameras, it is difficult not to repeat the question of why the Democrats get a free pass. Why are calls for Mitt Romney to release his tax return not met with calls for Barack Obama to release...
  • Islamist set to be Egypt's new parliament speaker

    01/16/2012 12:32:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:01pm EST | Tamim Elyan
    CAIRO—Leading Egyptian political parties will back a senior figure in the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) for the assembly's speaker, with another Islamist group and a liberal party taking the deputy posts, an FJP official said on Monday. The prime task of the new parliament, the first elected since an uprising swept Hosni Mubarak from power last year, will be to pick a 100-strong assembly to write a new constitution. Liberals fear that sweeping gains by Islamists in elections will put faith-based parties in the driving seat and lead to more religious strictures. Islamists insist they want an...
  • Islamist parties score a crushing victory in Egypt elections

    01/10/2012 3:24:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    South Asian News Agency ^ | January 10, 2012
    CAIRO (SANA): Egypt’s two main Islamist parties have scored a crushing victory in the seats declared so far. Egyptians were voting on Tuesday in second-round run-offs for the third and final phase of staggered elections to choose the first parliament since mass protests ousted Hosni Mubarak in February last year. Egypt’s two main Islamist parties have scored a crushing victory in the seats declared so far, reflecting a regional trend since Arab Spring uprisings overthrew authoritarian secular regimes. Under the complex electoral system, voters have been asked to cast three ballots — two for individual candidates and one for a...
  • U.S. Making Huge $60 Billion Arms Sale to Serbia

    01/02/2012 3:24:30 PM PST · by Amerisrael · 14 replies
    A reliable Pentagon source confirmed that the U.S. is selling a huge $60 billion arms package to Serbia.The source spoke on condition of anonymity because minor details are still being hammered out. Afterwards there will be an official announcement made by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.The Pentagon source said the huge $60 billion arms package sale to Serbia is being made to counter the increasing dangerous militant Islamist threat in the region.The source noted Turkey's shift away from the secularism of Attaturk to fundamentalist Islam reflected by the ascension to power of Erdogan's AKP Islamist party.That is reflected in Turkey's closer ties with the Iranian regime and increasing hostility towards Israel and the West. The...
  • Twitter for Terrorists

    12/29/2011 9:00:12 PM PST · by NEconservative · 2 replies
    TheCollegeConservative Blog ^ | 12/29/2011 | Raj Kannappan
    I got myself a Twitter account just four weeks ago. It seems that my fortunes have taken a turn for the worse, having me barely edge out al-Shabaab, Islamist terrorists’ recent cause célèbre, which logged its first tweet on December 7. Al-Shabaab, or “The Youth,” is a militant Islamist group with ties to al-Qaeda that has laid siege to much of southern Somalia since 2006. The group is persistently fighting (and winning) an insurgency against the United Nations-backed Transitional Federal Government, which is contained in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Still more pressingly, al-Shabaab has mounted attacks against African Union Mission in...
  • CAIR Targets Muslims Who Oppose Radical Islam

    12/26/2011 6:26:02 AM PST · by bayouranger · 15 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12-23-11 | GlobalMB
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reserves some of its harshest words for Muslims who contribute to combating radicalism and terror. This was true a decade ago, when CAIR's rhetoric endangered reform-minded Muslim Khalid Durán, and it is just as true today. Dawud Walid, executive director of CAIR-Michigan, is the latest to carry on the trend. The Investigative Project (IPT) reports that Walid, while appearing at a November 18 rally in New York to protest the NYPD's counterterrorism tactics inside the city's Islamic community, offered this unflattering portrayal of imams and other Muslims who assist law enforcement: These days we...
  • Egypt: Islamist Party Open to Israel Talks

    12/20/2011 1:25:18 PM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | December 20, 2011 | Gavriel Queenann
    Amid the Islamic tsunami sweeping Egypt's parliamentary elections the ultra-conservative Salafist Nour party says it is willing to hold talks with Israel. Salafi al-Nour Party spokesman Yousri Hammad told Egypt's daily al-Arabia that reports party chairman Emad Abdul Ghafour was willing to maintain contacts with Israel were true - and added doing so did not violate Islamic principles. “We have not received an official request from Israel yet, but if we sit with Israel, it has to be through the Egyptian Foreign Ministry,” he said. The Salafi al-Nour Party garnered about 25 percent of the votes in the first and...
  • Three dead and 257 wounded in Egyptian clashes

    12/16/2011 4:33:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 16, 2011 | by Alistair Lyon
    Three people were killed as troops fought daylong battles with protesters, showing the tensions seething in Egypt nine months after Hosni Mubarak's fall, even in the midst of polls meant to herald a promised transfer to civilian rule. Egypt's Dar al-Iftah, the body that issues Islamic fatwas (edicts), said one of its top officials, Emad Effat, was among the dead, the state news agency MENA said. The violence has sharpened tensions between the ruling army and its opponents, and clouded a parliamentary vote set to bring Islamists, long repressed by Mubarak, to the verge of power.
  • Syria Unrest: Mass rallies after Friday prayers

    12/16/2011 12:22:01 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 16, 2011
    Syrian security forces have reportedly opened fire on anti-government protesters after hundreds of thousands took to the streets across the country. Activists said at least six people had been killed in the restive central city of Homs, where 200,000 joined marches following Friday prayers. There were also clashes in Hama, Deraa and Deir al-Zour. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 200,000 demonstrators came out in several districts of Homs on Friday, demanding that the Arab League stop extending a deadline is has given Damascus to end the crackdown and agree to an observer mission. The Local...
  • Why Islamists Are Better Democrats

    12/09/2011 5:38:11 AM PST · by Libloather
    Yahoo ^ | 12/09/11 | BOBBY GHOSH
    Why Islamists Are Better DemocratsBy BOBBY GHOSH | – 3 hrs ago **SNIP** And to argue that voters were hoodwinked by the Islamists is to suggest that the majority of the electorate are gullible fools. This tells you something about the attitude of liberal politicians toward their constituency. And that in turn may hold the key to why they fared so badly. The Islamists, it turns out, understand democracy much better than the liberals do. The Ennahda and the FJP were not just better organized, they also campaigned harder and smarter. Anticipating allegations that they would seek to impose...
  • Clinton calls on Egyptian Islamists to respect "democratic norms" (Obama's Sec. Of State speaks)

    12/07/2011 9:47:41 AM PST · by Signalman · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/7/2011 | Michael Pearson
    (CNN) -- Islamist parties that appeared to make significant inroads in Egypt's first round of parliamentary elections last week should "embrace democratic norms and rules" by creating a government that respects the full range of human rights, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday. "Transitions require fair and inclusive elections, but they also demand that those who are elected embrace democratic norms and rules," Clinton said in a speech to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, meeting in Lithuania. "We therefore expect all democratic actors and elected officials to uphold universal human rights, including women's rights, to...
  • US Army General John 'Black Jack' Pershing on Dealing with Islamic Terrorism

    12/07/2011 6:52:13 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 07, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Although the indigenous uprising following American victory in the Philippine Islands (conducted by our former allies in the fight against the Spanish) ended formally in July 1902, various insurgent groups were determined to fight on. A great number of these were Moro terrorists, ancestors of today's MNLF (Moro National Liberation Front), a bloodthirsty group of Islamic seperatists funded by nice people like Iran and -until recently- Muommar Gaddafi. The legend goes that after continued terrorist attacks on US troops and installations -in addition to the massacre of captured American soldiers- General Pershing ordered his Marines to go out and round-up 50 adult male perps.  Back...
  • Israel on the Islamist Surge in Egypt: Told You So

    12/05/2011 5:29:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    TIME ^ | 12-5-11 | Karl Vick
    The stunning showing by Salafist parties in the first round of Egypt's parliamentary elections surprised Israeli officials as much as the rest of the world. The estimated 40 percent of the vote that went to the Muslim Brotherhood, the party that founded modern political Islam, was about in line with pre-election polls. But the unexpectedly strong showing by the Salafis -- fundamentalist Sunni Muslims who hold that the only true Islam was practiced around the time of the Prophet Mohammad, 1,300 years ago -- could put a group that rejects modernism in a pivotal position in Egypt's new democracy. “This...
  • Would Angelina Jolie Make a Movie about the Genocide of Armenian Christians?

    12/05/2011 11:36:31 AM PST · by Amerisrael · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Would Angeline Jolie make a movie about the rape, murder, and genocide of Armenian Chrisians perpetrated by Turkish Muslim Jihadists? Most likely not.Such a movie would not fit in with the propaganda agenda of the MSM/Leftist/Islamist alliance that is always happy to demonise and attack Serb Christians and Israelis.In fact it is an absolutely factual observation that the two countries in the world that are politically, [and wrongly] ,demonised and attacked the most are Israel and Serbia.Why?Because for the last 63 years since their re-establishment as a sovereign nation in their own land, Israel has been at the forefront standing against jihad terrorism.Israel is...
  • New Egypt election results show Islamists dominant

    12/04/2011 6:53:27 AM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies · 1+ views
    google ^ | 12/4/2011 | SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press
    Islamist parties captured an overwhelming majority of votes in the first round of Egypt's parliamentary elections, setting up a power struggle with the much weaker liberals behind the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak 10 months ago. A hardline religious group that wants to impose strict Islamic law made a strong showing with nearly a quarter of the ballots, according to results released Sunday. The tallies offer only a partial indication of how the new parliament will look. There are still two more rounds of voting in 18 of the country's 27 provinces over the coming month and runoff elections on...
  • Over 20 arrested at U.S. London embassy protest

    12/03/2011 4:27:46 AM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    LONDON (Reuters) - Police said they had made more than 20 arrests at a demonstration outside the U.S. embassy in London on Friday. Twenty people had been held on suspicion of being members of a banned group while another two were detained for obstruction and violent disorder.
  • Thousands of Muslims Attack Christians in Egypt, 2 Killed, Homes and Stores Torched

    12/01/2011 2:00:35 PM PST · by bayouranger · 14 replies ^ | 11-30-11 | Mary Abdelmassih
    (AINA) -- Thousands of Muslims attacked and besieged Copts in elGhorayzat village, population 80,000, killing two Copts and severely wounding others, as well as looting and torching homes and businesses. A quarrel between a Copt, John Hosni, and Mahmoud Abdel-Nazeer, who later died in hospital, turned into collective punishment of all Copts in the majority Christian village of elGhorayzat, in the Maragha district of Sohag province. Muslims vowed not to bury Abdel-Nazeer until John Hosni is punished. Mr. Hosni fled from the village with his family, "fearing a wholesale massacre of Copts," reported activist Mariam Ragy. The events started on...
  • How to Tell Who is a “Moderate Islamist:” An Exam

    11/26/2011 7:23:16 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 26 replies
    Rubin Reports ^ | Barry Rubin
    The Muslim Brotherhood held a rally at Cairo’s most important mosque. Demonstrators chanted, “One day we shall kill all Jews." Question 1: How can you tell they are “moderate Islamists?” Answer: They said “one day,” in other words, they aren’t going to do it this week. Question 2: At the rally someone said: "In order to build Egypt, we must be one. Politics is insufficient. Faith in Allah is the basis for everything. The al-Aqsa Mosque is currently under an offensive by the Jews." Who was it? Answer: Ahmed al-Tayeb, the “moderate” president of al-Azhar University and arguably the most...
  • Arab Winter

    11/25/2011 11:49:33 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies ^ | 11-23-11 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    After making numerous phone calls and speaking to many Christian leaders in Egypt this week, I have learned that what is really happening on the ground is far removed from the television reporters’ happy endorsement of democracy seekers. To describe what is really going on around the country as “barbaric” would be an understatement. While some of the protestors may be true democracy lovers, the widespread terrorism on display defies all human decency. The truth about recent events in Egypt reveals that the country has disintegrated into a total anarchy and barbarianism that would make the Vikings blush. Peaceful Christians...