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  • They Have Islamist Fanatics, We Have Secularist Fanatics

    02/07/2012 2:53:28 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 31, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    The Muslim world is threatened by religious fanaticism. The Western world is threatened by secular fanaticism. Both seek to dominate society and to use state power to do so. Both seek to eliminate the Other -- for Islamic fanatics, that means non-Muslim religions and secularism; for secular fanatics, it means Christianity and virtually any public invoking of God. The Islamists impose Sharia law; the American Civil Liberties Union and the left generally impose secular law. The Taliban wiped out public vestiges of Buddhism in Afghanistan; the ACLU and its allies seek to wipe out public vestiges of Christianity in America...
  • Muslims Declare Jihad on Dogs in Europe

    01/31/2012 7:19:50 AM PST · by bayouranger · 153 replies
    stonegateinstitute.org ^ | 1-31-12 | Soeren Kern
    A Dutch Muslim politician has called for a ban on dogs in The Hague, the third-largest city in the Netherlands. Islamic legal tradition holds that dogs are "unclean" animals, and some say the call to ban them in Holland and elsewhere represents an attempted encroachment of Islamic Sharia law in Europe. This latest canine controversy -- which the Dutch public has greeted with a mix of amusement and outrage -- follows dozens of other Muslim-vs-dog-related incidents in Europe. Critics say it reflects the growing assertiveness of Muslims in Europe as they attempt to impose Islamic legal and religious norms on...
  • Anti-Semitism on the rise as Islamists complete 'Arab Spring' takeover

    01/25/2012 10:39:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Israel Today ^ | Sunday, January 22, 2012 | Ryan Jones
    It was long argued that bringing democratic freedom to the Middle East would greatly lessen or even eliminate regional Muslim hatred for the democratic West, and in particular for Israel and the Jews. That theory was put to the test over the past year as dictatorships were toppled from Libya to Egypt to (almost) Syria. It did not receive a passing grade. Instead of softening their attitude toward Israel and the Jews, democratic freedom has led to the rise of Islamist forces and a seeming explosion of anti-Semitic discourse in the newly free nations. That was the conclusion of a...
  • 'Obama set to accelerate pace of US aid to Egypt'

    01/25/2012 12:13:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Jpost.com ^ | 1/25/12 | Reuters
    DAVOS, Switzerland - US President Barack Obama plans to accelerate the pace of American aid to Egypt, a top State Department official said on Wednesday, as the most populous Arab nation reaches a critical stage in its uncertain transition away from autocratic rule. Undersecretary of State Robert Hormats, part of a US delegation that held unprecedented talks last week with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, said Washington wanted to provide "more immediate benefits" to Egyptians, who earlier this month conducted their first democratic elections in decades. "During this period, we want to be as supportive as we can. This is an historic...
  • Egypt's Islamist-led parliament meets, rivalries on display

    01/23/2012 7:33:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:44pm EST | Marwa Awad and Shaimaa Fayed
    CAIRO—Egypt's first free parliament in six decades got to work Monday with Islamists holding by far the most seats and opponents comparing their grip on the chamber to that enjoyed by the now defunct party of deposed President Hosni Mubarak. With almost half the seats in the assembly, the Muslim Brotherhood is promising to cooperate with the military generals, who took power last February when Mubarak was overthrown, in their transition to civilian rule. Thousands of protesters who fear a deal between the Islamists and the army to carve up power cried "down with the military government" behind a police...
  • Egypt's Islamists secure 75% of parliament [after Obama helped them kick out Mubarak]

    01/23/2012 2:04:17 AM PST · by trekdown · 7 replies
    Guardian ^ | 2012-01-21 | The Associated Press
    CAIRO (AP) – Final results on Saturday showed that Islamist parties won nearly three-quarters of the seats in parliament in Egypt's first elections since the ouster of authoritarian president Hosni Mubarak, ... A coalition led by the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood won 47 percent, or 235 seats in the 498-seat parliament. The ultraconservative Al-Nour Party was second with 25 percent, or 125 seats. The Salafi Al-Nour, which was initially the biggest surprise of the vote, wants to impose strict Islamic law in Egypt ... A White House statement said that President Barack Obama called Egypt's ruling military leader, Field Marshal Hussein...
  • Islamists Win Large Majority in Egypt

    01/21/2012 2:25:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/12 | Gil Ronen
    Islamist parties won a large majority of the votes in Egypt's election to parliament, held Saturday. The Head of the Election Committee said that the Freedom and Justice party, which represents the Muslim Brothers in Egypt, received 47% of the total vote, and Al Nour, a hard-line Salafist party, has another 25%. The Muslim Brotherhood is expected to receive 235 seats out of the 498 seats in Parliament. Al Nour will receive 121 seats. Muhammad Badi', leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, announced Saturday that his movement would not endorse any of the Islamist candidates for the presidency, "so as not...
  • 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...
  • The Islamist Plan for Victory: "Gradualism"

    01/17/2012 6:26:59 PM PST · by CaptainKrunch · 9 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | January 17, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
      One of the mistakes that the West makes is that it doesn’t listen to what the Islamists are saying. If only we listened, we could hear their strategy. On November 20, Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, the top Muslim Brotherhood theologian and arguably the most influential Sunni cleric in the world, called on Muslims to embrace “gradualism.”    The doctrine of gradualism is successful because we fail to appreciate the ability of the Islamists to be skillful political strategists. Gradualism is an intelligent form of jihad based on pragmatism, patience, long-term planning and self-evaluation. The Islamists evaluate their performance and recalibrate...
  • 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
    globalmbreport.org ^ | 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 | Time.com – 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...