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  • Do Martyrs Get Virgins or Raisins?

    05/24/2016 2:12:25 PM PDT · by granite · 19 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Fareed Zakaria GPS. On Fareed Zakaria's Global Positioning Satellite show on CNN, he played a clip of the... I guess there's a documentary out there called Why They Hate Us. Who do...? The State Department convened a seminar after 9/11 entitled, "Why Do They Hate Us?" Meaning the imams, militant Islamists and terrorists: Why do they hate us? It's our fault! What have we done to make them mad? After playing a clip from it, he had an interview with an author and Muslim reformer Irshad Manji. Irshad Manji. So Fareed Zakaria addresses the idea that the...
  • Danish professor: Wrong to see Muslims as victims, they act according to the Quran

    05/16/2016 12:21:42 AM PDT · by Lera · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Nicolai Sennels
    Excellent point by professor Thomas Hoffmann (photo above): Violent Muslims act upon the Qur'an and the Qur'an's commandments on how to react to criticism and towards non-Muslims and non-Islamic values. Not upon "racism," "islamophobia" etc... Related: Danish professor: Islamic State's terror is founded in the Qur'an Translated from Uriasposten: "There is a need to understand the hostility towards the West and Western values on its own terms," says professor in religious history Thomas Hoffmann: "We must believe what people say. If Muslims say they do something because it is in the Qur'an, we must take their word for it...
  • Worker at L.A.-area Mosque May Be Linked to 9/11 Attack

    05/14/2016 4:32:24 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    KABC (L.A.) ^ | May 13, 2016 | Rob Hayes
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Could someone who worked at a Los Angeles-area mosque be linked to the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil? New allegations about the 9/11 attacks are coming from someone close to the classified investigation. In the three years following the terror attacks the 9/11 Commission found no evidence the Saudi government or high-ranking Saudi officials funded Al Qaeda. But John Lehman -- a former member of that investigative commission -- said a classified section of the investigation shows that as many as six Saudi individuals may have played a role in the attacks. One of those...
  • Celebrities you might not know are Muslim [Isaiah 66]

    05/12/2016 9:24:21 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 104 replies
    Fit Style Life ^ | 5/12/2016 | Staff
    List of Islamic Celebrities (note: many are former Christian converts)... 1. Shaquille Oneil 2. Mohammed Ali 3. Dr Oz 4. Zayn Malik 5. Dave Chappelle 6. Janet Jackson 7. Ice Cube 8. Malala 9. Ellen Burstyn 10. Mike Tyson 11. Lupe Fiasco 12. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 13. Mos Def 14. Akon 15. Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) 16. Aasif Mandvi 17. Busta Rhymes 18. Jemima Khan 19. Snoop Dogg 20. Faran Tahir
  • Is Donald Trump an Islamophobe?

    05/11/2016 12:14:30 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 65 replies
    Tribune-Star tribstar.com ^ | Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | Ramachandra B. Abhyankar
    Recently, on the MSNBC "Morning Joe" show, presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump reiterated his desire to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States. Why this fear of Islam and Muslims? Liberal talk show host Bill Maher recently said that the more a person knows about Islam, the more he fears Islam. The essence of Islam is to subjugate, oppress, forcibly convert or kill Kafirs (non-Muslims). This follows from the Islamic scriptures, the Koran, The Hadith (sayings and deeds of Mohammed), and the Sira (the biography of Mohammed). The Koran calls on Muslims to emulate Mohammed: the short paperback...
  • UK mosques ask women to shun Facebook, trousers: Report

    05/06/2016 7:00:59 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    Times of India ^ | Friday, May 6, 2016 | PTI
    Caption - It describes the social media website as a "vicious network". LONDON: Many mosques in the UK propagate extremely strict rules of conduct for women, asking them to delete their Facebook accounts, not to leave their houses without their husbands' permission, and to avoid wearing trousers, a research report released on Friday said. The research conducted by 'The Times' showed rulings published by mosques and Islamic associations around Britain. Under a section titled 'Islamic articles', the Croydon Mosque and Islamic Centre in London published a document - 'Advice for the husband and wife'. Written by a mufti at the...
  • Donald Trump Is The Nominee But Every State Needs To Keep Voting [Must read article]

    05/06/2016 11:05:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 84 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 6, 2016 | sundance
    Candidate Ted Cruz and candidate John Kasich have officially “suspended” their campaign efforts to win the republican nomination. However, the campaign effort to deliver a resounding win for Donald Trump continues.Yes, a major hurdle has been crossed – Donald Trump is now the last remaining candidate running for the nomination; but that doesn’t mean the push through the last remaining states should be any less important. Every vote counts. Every delegate matters.Anyone who is inclined toward complacency needs only to look at the reaction yesterday by House Speaker Paul ‘Omnibus‘ Ryan and note why it is vital for the...
  • Concern over requirement to study Koran as part of Leaving Cert Arabic exam [Ireland]

    04/20/2016 5:39:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Tue, Apr 19, 2016, 09:15 | Carl OBrien, Brian Mooney
    A requirement that all students who sit the Arabic exam in the Leaving Cert must study the Koran is to be reviewed by education authorities. Ever since the subject was introduced to the Leaving Cert in 2004, extracts from the Holy Koran have been prescribed material for all candidates. However, a Syrian father whose Christian daughter is due to sit the exam says the requirement is unfair for students and discriminatory. She, as a Christian, has never studied the Koran, said Marwan, who asked that his surname not be used. I am very distressed that having arrived in Ireland and...
  • Jefferson's Qu'ran, Glenn Beck, and John Adams - an update

    04/07/2016 2:37:59 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    Recently I wrote about Jefferson's Koran, primarily focusing in on the Koran written in 1647 by Sieur du Ryer. Problem is, that wasn't Jefferson's Koran. Had I taken the time to look into Keith Ellison, I probably would've figured that out by lifting all the rocks to see what was underneath them. Since I have absolutely no interest in Ellison, certain questions went unanswered. They now get answered. At least, to the best of my ability. First, let's clear up what I mistakenly wrote at the time. Jefferson did not own Sieur du Ryer's Koran. Jefferson owned George Sale's translation.(which...
  • Can There Have Been Two Annunciations?

    04/03/2016 11:21:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | April 2, 2016 | Ralph Sidway
    In addition to being Good Friday for Western Christians, last Friday was March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, recounted in the Gospel according to Luke (1:24-38). This event is pivotal, marking the beginning of the Incarnation and Gods plan of salvation. From Lukes Gospel: Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgins name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said...
  • Not quite the Islam Awareness they had in mind

    04/02/2016 8:57:43 AM PDT · by Lera · 28 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | April 1, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    To this poster advertising Islam Awareness Week, someone has added a note demonstrating he has more Islam Awareness than the organizers of Islam Awareness Weeks would like: Sura 9:5 is chapter nine, verse five of the Qur'an: "And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful." That's the quintessential example of a Qur'an verse that Islam...
  • Muslim Offers $10,000 to Anyone Who Can Show That Quran Promotes Terrorism

    03/28/2016 4:37:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/28/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Dear Omar Alnatour: Thank you so very much for offering anyone $10,000 if they can find me a verse in the Quran that says its ok to kill innocent people or to commit acts of terror. My 1999 Toyota is on its last legs, and your generous gift will enable me to replace it with a modest but fully operational used midsize sedan. Or maybe (since it has been years since Ive had a break), if I can keep the jalopy going for awhile, I will use your ten grand take a vacation to Paris and Brussels -- before its...
  • Muslim Offers $10,000 To Anyone Who Can Show That Qur'an Promotes Terrorism

    03/28/2016 3:17:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Dear Omar Alnatour: Thank you so very much for offering anyone $10,000 if they can find me a verse in the Quran that says its ok to kill innocent people or to commit acts of terror. My 1999 Toyota is on its last legs, and your generous gift will enable me to replace it with a modest but fully operational used midsize sedan. Or maybe (since it has been years since Ive had a break), if I can keep the jalopy going for awhile, I will use your ten grand take a vacation to Paris and Brussels -- before its...
  • Minnesota public schools encourage students to pray, but only if they're Muslim

    03/25/2016 5:59:40 PM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 25, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Minnesota public schools encourage students to pray, but only if they’re Muslim Well this is just plain hypocritical: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/how-one-minnesota-school-district-handles-a-rising-immigrant-population/How one Minnesota school district handles a rising immigrant populationMarch 23, 2016In the district’s middle and high schools, Muslim students have access to private rooms with prayer rugs for the five daily prayers.
  • Why Europe has a bigger terror problem than the U.S.

    03/25/2016 12:48:29 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu March 24, 2016 | Ryan Browne
    Tuesday's bombings in Brussels left at least 31 people dead and 300 wounded. They are the latest additions to an increasingly long list of casualties from attacks across the breadth of Europe. Paris, Ankara and Istanbul have all been similarly targeted in the past five months. But the United States has yet to see such a sophisticated ISIS attack, with trained fighters and direction from the organization's leadership. It's not that it couldn't happen here, but military, law enforcement and other security-focused officials agree that it's much less likely. As Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told CNN's Carol Costello on...
  • Suicide blast kills 29 at Iraq football stadium; ISIS claims responsibility [Iraq]

    03/25/2016 12:09:48 PM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 03/25/2016 | n/a
    In the latest terror attack linked to the Islamic State, at least 29 people were killed when a suicide bomber attacked a football stadium south of Baghdad Friday, Iraqi security officials told The Associated Press. Nearly 60 other people were reported hurt. Fox News has learned ISIS immediately claimed responsibility for the blast. The terror group also said it was behind the bombings in Belgium Tuesday, which killed 31 people and wounded 270 others.
  • Thomas Jefferson's Qu'ran: Where Glenn Beck is right, and where he is wrong

    03/23/2016 8:58:48 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 19 replies
    For a very long time, Beck has been out there saying that "In Jefferson's Koran", there is contained the following warning: (Saying for a long time now) Thou wilt wonder that such absurdities have infected the best part of the world, and wilt avouch, that the knowledge of what is contained in this book, will render that law contemptible If you, like I did, try Googling that quote you'll find a lot of things - but nothing that goes directly to Jefferson's Koran. Now some of you may be content with seeing a bit of information that's contained on a...
  • Trump Predicted Trouble in Brussels

    03/22/2016 1:26:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 22, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Can I share with you something from the New York Times back on January... What was this? If I may read it... It's January 27th. This is March the 22th. So almost two months. The headline is: "Donald Trump Finds New City to Insult." Dateline London: "He incensed Paris and London by saying that some of their neighborhoods were so overrun with radicals that the police were too scared to enter. He raised Scottish tempers by threatening to pull the plug on his investments there, including his luxury golf courses, if British politicians barred him from entering...
  • Cruz: 'Extreme strain of Islam' must be defeated

    03/22/2016 1:06:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 22, 2016 | Al Weaver
    Sen. Ted Cruz blamed an "extreme strain of Islam" for Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Brussels, which saw at least 34 killed and 170 injured after two explosions hit the Belgian capital. Cruz also argued in a statement that the attacks are not "isolated incidents." The two attacks took place outside of the Brussels airport and the Maelbeek metro station near the European Union less than a week after Salah Abdesalah, the terrorist behind the Paris attacks in November, was captured.
  • The Cruzite Delusion

    03/22/2016 10:57:23 AM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 126 replies
    vanity ^ | 3/22/16 | M. Thatcher
    Cruz: "It is striking that the day after Donald Trump called for America weakening NATO withdrawing from NATO we see Brussels, where NATO is headquartered, the subject of a radical Islamist terrorist attack."Cruz supporters: "How dare you say Cruz is blaming Trump for Brussels? Cruz said no such thing."
  • What has happened to Free Republic? [What difference at this point can it possibly make?]

    03/17/2016 3:13:11 PM PDT · by katwoman5779 · 991 replies
    Since Obuma was elected to POTUS, I have been coming to Free Republic to get news, opinions and a few laughs. Most of the serious posts were bemoaning the out of control government and what could be done about it. "Oh Whoa is Me!". Then along comes a constitutional conservative. For the first time since Ronald Reagan, we have a constitutional candidate running for the GOP nomination. This man was elected by conservatives to go to Washington and stand up to the elites that no longer listen to the American people. He didn't go to Washington and "fall in" with...
  • Latest Survey Finds 25% of French Teenagers Are Muslims

    03/14/2016 1:18:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 14, 2016 | Michael Gurfinkel
    The French see Ren Descartes, a 17th century philosopher, scientist, and mathematician, as the truest expression of their national mind. I am afraid they are right.Descartes rejected authority in intellectual life and insisted on reconstructing knowledge on plain sense and strict reasoning, hence his famous motto, cogito ergo sum (I think and therefore I am). However, he also disdained experience as long as it could not be boiled down into logical and mathematical terms. This approach, so much at odds with the empirical and pragmatic approach favored in the Anglo-Saxon world, is indeed a hallmark of French culture -- including...
  • German voters' damning verdict on open-door migration: Angela Merkel is punished

    03/13/2016 1:30:10 PM PDT · by freedomjusticeruleoflaw · 77 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 13, 2016 | Sara Malm for MailOnline: The Daily Mail
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU party was humiliated in key regional elections on Sunday as voters delivered their verdict at the ballot box about her open-door refugee policies. Exit poll results in three out of 16 German states foretell a wipeout in next year's general election as the hard-right capitalized on public disquiet and altered the political landscape forever. Baden-Wuerttemberg - solidly middle class and home to blue chip companies like Porsche and Daimler - was won by the Green Party after Merkel's CDU lost nearly 11 percent support since the last vote there in 2011.
  • John Kasich: Donald Trumps Muslim ban doesnt represent what we are

    03/13/2016 11:32:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/9/15 | Seth McLaughlin
    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Wednesday that Donald Trumps call to ban most Muslims from the United States would weaken the nation and doesnt represent what we are. This is not what leads to a strong America, Mr. Kasich said during an appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. We have never been strong by focusing on things designed to divided us. -snip- Mr. Kasich also said that he is encouraged by how moderate Muslims have come out against the Islamic State terror group, or ISIS. They have condemned aggressively the attacks all over the word,...
  • Obama Plans to Bring Thousands More Syrian Refugees into the U.S.

    03/02/2016 12:15:13 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/02/16 | Warner Todd Huston
    President Barack Obama has been quietly pushing new plans to bring thousands of additional Syrian refugees into the country, despite the concerns of state and county officials and the outrages committed by welfare-dependent migrants in Europe. Obama’s special assistant to the president for immigration policy, Felicia Escobar, recently announced plans to increase America’s intake of migrants, according to the Washington Examiner. “We want to make sure that we can increase our numbers of refugees that are able to settle here,” Escobar said. “The need globally is so, so, so massive right now, given all the displacement and conflict around the...
  • The World Should Be Concerned About Trump For President (From Qatar)

    01/26/2016 1:14:37 PM PST · by Red Steel · 85 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | January 26 2016 11:47 PM
    Republican front-runner Donald Trump has broken just about every rule of conventional US presidential campaigning. Short on a long-term political vision to help shape the destiny of the nation, he has gleefully insulted Muslims, Mexicans, women and virtually all of his opponents. A Trump-in-the-White-House scenario poses high stakes for the Gulf region. Gulf Arabs could pull billion in investment money from the US if Trump, who triggered a global outrage when he advocated a temporary ban on all Muslims entering the US, wins the presidency later this year, prominent UAE businessman Khalaf al-Habtoor said. Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal,...
  • Times that try men's souls vs living in interesting times

    01/20/2016 1:20:31 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 255 replies
    January 20, 2016 | Jim Robinson
    <p>I pray FR survives this election. Our forum has never been so divided. But even more so, I pray our divided nation survives. If traitor Hillary or communist Sanders is elected, it will be difficult to continue as a free nation without invoking certain clauses in the Declaration. Our constitution is certainly being put to the test.</p>
  • Former Intelligence Chairman Warns ‘Stealth Jihad’ Is Moving Through The West

    01/17/2016 6:28:34 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 22 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 01/17/2016 | Ginni Thomas
    Iranians burn US flags outside the former US embassy in Tehran on November 4, 2013, during a demonstration to mark the 34th anniversary of the 1979 US embassy takeover. Thousands of Iranians shouted "Death to America" as they demonstrated 34 years after Islamist students stormed the embassy compound in Tehran, holding 52 American diplomats hostage for 444 days. AFP/Getty Images Former House Intelligence Chairman Pete Hoekstra is genuinely worried about the fundamental changes President Barack Obama has made to American foreign policy, according to this 28-minute exclusive video interview for The Daily Caller News Foundation. A Michigan congressman for...
  • Carly Fiorina repeats after girl: ‘Donald Trump’s a moron’

    01/16/2016 1:49:51 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 65 replies
    ABC Radio ^ | 16 January 2016 | ABC Radio
    (NEW YORK) - In New Hampshire in an election year, even young children aren't afraid to share their views with politicians - as Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina saw firsthand Friday night. "Do you think Donald Trump is taking away our rights by not letting Muslims in the country because there's some terrorist attacks?" Harrison Golden, an eight-year-old Fiorina supporter, who is Muslim, asked the businesswoman after a town hall event she held in southeastern New Hampshire. "I think Donald Trump says a lot of things that are crazy," Fiorina responded. Harrison's sister, Zahra, who is 10 years old,...
  • Give Women the Right to Defend Themselves

    01/13/2016 9:04:29 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | January 13, 2016 | Geert Wilders and Machiel de Graaf
    Taharrush is the Arabic word for the phenomenon whereby women are encircled by groups of men and sexually harassed, assaulted, groped, raped ... A culture that has a specific word for sexual assaults of women by groups of men is a danger to all women ... The Islamic world is steeped in misogyny. The Koran explicitly states that a woman is worth only half a man (Suras 2: 228, 2: 282, 4:11), that women are unclean (5:6), and that a man can have sex with his wife whenever he wants (24:31). The Koran even says that men are allowed to...
  • When the Last Muslim Apologist is Beheaded, It Will Be Covered by a Leftist Journalist

    12/31/2015 2:16:37 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Freep | 12/31/2015 | CharlesOconnell
    When the Last Capitalist is Hung, It Will Have Been an American Businessman Who Sold the Executioners the Rope. The saying is attributed to Lenin, whose death throes resembled the howling of a dog. Marxist heretic Willi Munzenberg of the Frankfurt School probably didn't have gun control in mind when Stalin's NKVD hung him from a tree in Vichy France, but he probably wished he had a gun. The Frankfurt School's agenda is most faithfully realized by the President, through the influence of New Left founder Herbert Marcuse. Frankfurt Agenda Item #8/11: An unreliable legal system with biases against crime...
  • H.Res.569 - Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States

    12/29/2015 10:43:38 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 73 replies
    RESOLUTION Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States. Whereas the victims of anti-Muslim hate crimes and rhetoric have faced physical, verbal, and emotional abuse because they were Muslim or believed to be Muslim; Whereas the constitutional right to freedom of religious practice is a cherished United States value and violence or hate speech towards any United States community based on faith is in contravention of the Nation’s founding principles; Whereas there are millions of Muslims in the United States, a community made up of many diverse beliefs and cultures, and both immigrants and native-born citizens;...
  • Trump & Cruz vs. the GOP: Republican voters have a fateful choice to make

    12/28/2015 12:23:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 28, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    Them against the rest Bigoted, juvenile Donald Trump — with a tax plan that would increase the U.S. deficit by up to $12 trillion over 10 years — dominates national Republican presidential polls. The billionaire boor’s competition with the rest of the field is but a proxy for a struggle of huge importance to the GOP, as well as to America. Two Republican strains are slugging it out: Rejectionists, represented by Trump and Ted Cruz, are pitted against candidates who offer greater hope of responsibly governing an ideologically diverse country. Voting in state primary contests, just over a month away,...
  • CNN Poll: More Americans Are Saying The Terrorists Are Winning

    12/28/2015 12:09:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Concerning the war on terror, or as the Obama administration calls it, "overseas contingency operations," Americans don't feel it's going well. In fact, a new CNN/ORC poll found that more Americans "are more likely to say that terrorists are winning the war against the United States than they have been at any point since the September 11 attacks." Moreover, 74 percent are not satisfied by how the war on terror is going, with three percent saying they're very satisfied (who are these people?). Sixty percent disapprove of the way Obama's been handling the issue of terrorism, while 52 percent disapprove of...
  • Is this the first EVER finished Koran? Fragments at Birmingham University may belong to the original

    Fragments of the oldest Koran in existence, which were discovered at a British university library, could be from the original copy of the Muslim holy book. Leading academic Jamal bin Huwareib believes the pages found at Birmingham University earlier this year are from the first assembled Koran by the Prophet Muhammad's close friend Abu Bakr. The pages, thought to be between 1,448 and 1,371 years old, were discovered bound within the pages of another Koran from the late seventh century at the university's library. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3373020/Is-finished-Koran.html#ixzz3vJuIrw7F Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Higher Criticism of the Koran Resisted

    11/02/2009 5:50:14 PM PST · by Tefilo · 13 replies · 547+ views
    Folks, Sandro Magister, the world-renowned vaticanista, hosted in his website an exchange between Muslim theologian Aref Ali Nayed and the Catholic Islamologist Michel Cuypers which I think you should read. The subject of the exchange is one that Ive covered repeatedly in these humble folios, having to do with the need for a higher criticism of the Koran in order to know, expose, and study its literary genres, its historical context, the oral traditions that converged in its formation, and the phases in its redaction that gave us the text as we read it today. Of course, such an...
  • Brass tacks discussion on Islam

    11/18/2015 8:12:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 238 replies
    Ok, let's get down to brass tacks. How long has the Islam religion been around and have they always been so hateful and violent (like so many of them are today)? I believe they claim to be direct descendants of Abraham but I also believe that Abraham was a favorite of our one true Judeo-Christian God, and was the father or grandfather of the Jewish and Christian religions. I have a hard time believing that our loving Judeo-Christian God is also the Islam God, Allah, whose Muslim followers seem to be so misplaced. Haven't the warlike Muslim tribes fanned out...
  • 'Oldest' Koran Fragments Found in Birmingham University

    07/22/2015 1:16:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22 July 2015 | Sean Coughlan
    What may be the world's oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham. Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old, making it among the earliest in existence. The pages of the Muslim holy text had remained unrecognised in the university library for almost a century. The British Library's expert on such manuscripts, Dr Muhammad Isa Waley, said this "exciting discovery" would make Muslims "rejoice". The manuscript had been kept with a collection of other Middle Eastern books and documents, without being identified as one of the oldest fragments of the...
  • Forgotten Footage Exposes What Donald Trump REALLY Thinks About Muslims… This Is Huge

    12/23/2015 8:51:33 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    Donald Trump has been very outspoken about Muslims in recent months, causing many to suggest that his words have been only a ploy to gain more votes for the Republican presidential nomination. However, a video has just resurfaced showing the GOP front-runner speaking about his position on the matter of radical Islam in 2011, and his views don't appear to have changed much since. While the Islamic State group has terrorized the world and radical Muslim sympathizers commit crimes in the name of the group on U.S. soil, Trump has spoken out against the danger and the Obama administration's weakness...
  • Can Donald Trump Lead A Conservative Movement He Barely Understands?

    12/23/2015 3:21:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 129 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 12/23/2015 | By LAUREN FOX
    It is as if Donald Trump just walked into a 40-year conversation on conservatism and instead of standing there, nodding his head politely as he got acquainted with the topic at hand, began shouting over the crowd. It is essentially what Trump has done to conservative policy gurus this year. Trump has reached over anti-abortion diehards, foreign policy neocons, and supply siders to tell base voters directly what he thinks they want to hear and it's working. But he still doesn't have a grasp on how what he's promoting fits into long-term movement conservatism objectives -- nor does he seem...
  • Why Did Huma Abedin Feel the Need to Bring the Desecration of a Koran to Hillary Clinton's Attn?

    09/01/2015 10:04:41 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 20 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-09-01 | Ben Weingarten
    This email begs the question: Why did Huma Abedin feel the need to bring the desecration of a Koran in East Lansing, MI to the attention of the Secretary of State? Did Abedin feel that Clinton might be concerned about the news inciting attacks in America or abroad? Might she have felt that such a story could be leveraged politically? Was it just something Abedin as a Muslim found personally reprehensible, that she felt her confidant ought to be made aware of? Actions like Koran-burning presumably would have been important to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, given her stated support...
  • All public schools in New Hampshire will be shut down on Monday due to a 'specific threat'

    New Hampshire public school students have been instructed to stay home on Monday due to a 'specific threat' aimed at two high schools. The news comes just days after a bomb threat in New York And Los Angeles was found to be a hoax. 'We have received a detailed threat of violence to harm students and staff at both high schools,' Superintendent Mark Conrad announced on the school district's website Sunday. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3368445/All-public-schools-New-Hampshire-shut-Monday-specific-threat-week-threat-closed-West-Coast-schools.html#ixzz3uvk2OK5c Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • 'I'm a Christian and I Love the Qur'an': Admirable, or Contradictory?

    12/20/2015 9:23:36 AM PST · by SZonian · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 18 December, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    The above photo was apparently taken at a recent demonstration in Washington, D.C. The young lady holding the sign is Jordan Denari, and she works at the anti-Islamophobia Bridge Initiative, which is housed at Georgetown University's Saudi-funded Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. "I'm a Christian and I Love Muslims"? Absolutely. However, love for Muslims represents a far different sentiment than love for the Qur'an. Denari presumably believes that Jesus is the Son of God, the Second Person of the Trinity, who was crucified and rose from the dead for the salvation of the human race. Yet she...
  • The Muslim invasion of the Western world is a lot more serious than most people believe

    12/19/2015 8:59:42 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    The Muslim invasion and conquest of Europe is almost complete. If and when the Europeans wake up and decide to defend their civilization, it's going to be a bloody house-to-house fight to root them out. Most Europeans will try to flee, but most will die because they are woefully unprepared to fight or fend for themselves. The Muslims take the easier, softer targets first, and that means they'll be coming here next. Russia is closer, but they will be much harder to conquer. And they feel pretty good about having one of their own in the WH. Obama is flinging...
  • Trump Celebrates Christmas at Rally Talking Putin Praise [Calls Clinton "A Snake"]

    12/19/2015 3:26:56 PM PST · by Steelfish · 117 replies
    ABCNews ^ | December 19, 2015 | JOSH HASKELL JOHN SANTUCCI
    Trump Celebrates Christmas at Rally Talking Putin Praise By JOSH HASKELL JOHN SANTUCCI Dec 19, 2015 Christmas appears to have come early for Presidential candidate Donald Trump as he basked in the praise received from Russian President Vladimir Putin while on the campaign trail in Iowa Saturday. "Russia's got plenty of problems. But I'll tell you what, if Putin likes me and he thinks I'm a good, smart person, that's a good thing. Not a bad thing," Trump said. Acknowledging that Trump's GOP rivals didn't exactly think an endorsement from Putin was something to gloat about, the billionaire businessman told...
  • THE WINNER OF THE RUBIO-CRUZ IMMIGRATION FIGHT? DONALD TRUMP

    12/19/2015 2:05:59 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 18, 2013 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    However, Rubio is still the loser of this debate. Unlike the Florida man, Cruz never co-sponsored immigration reform with Chuck Schumer, but instead opposed that legislation. And Cruz, though he seems to have favored amnesty (in the sense of a path to legalization), never favored a path to citizenship, as Rubio did. To me, and probably a great many other Republicans, granting citizenship to those who violated our immigration laws is significantly more egregious than permitting them to remain here with legal status. But this doesn’t mean Cruz is the winner. Why? Because Donald Trump has insisted that illegal immigrants...
  • Trump brings bigots out of hiding

    12/18/2015 5:18:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote: “Let’s not mince words, Donald Trump is a bigot and a racist.” I cited a long list of incidents in which he targeted women, Latinos, African Americans, Muslims, Asians and the disabled. Here’s what I heard back from Trump’s defenders: “Let’s not mince words,” somebody tweeted under the name Helios Megistos. “Milbank is an anti-white parasite and a bigoted kike supremacist.” “[Trump] may well be a bigot and a racist,” one Michael Banfield wrote me via email. “But one thing is certain: The only thing missing from your photo is a [vulgar word...
  • Fox News Poll: Views on (Trump's) proposed ban on non-U.S. Muslims [72% Republicans favor ban]

    12/18/2015 3:18:56 PM PST · by springwater13 · 95 replies
    A new Fox News poll finds 50 percent of voters favor Trump’s ban, while 46 percent are opposed. However, when Trump’s name is removed from the question, support for the plan goes up five points and opposition goes down six: 55 percent favor the unnamed proposal, while 40 percent oppose it. So while voters favor the “Trump” ban by a 4-point margin -- that increases to 15 points when the same ban is not associated with Trump. There are stunning shifts in the responses among Democrats: 45 percent favor banning Muslims if Trump’s name is not mentioned, yet when the...
  • SoCal terror probe exposes marriage-for-visa racket

    12/18/2015 2:16:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 18, 2015 | Hollie McKay
    The ever-widening investigation of the San Bernardino terrorist massacre has revealed at least two dubious marriages that experts say expose huge loopholes in the immigration system and continue to put national security at risk. Federal authorities have charged Enrique Marquez with marriage fraud for his allegedly sham union with Mariya Chernykh, a Russian woman whose sister married the brother of terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook after first gaining residence through an earlier marriage. And of course, Farook's own wife, Tashfeen Malik, who was killed along with him in a shootout with police following their Dec. 2 attack, married her way into...
  • Judge receives threats after being sworn in on Koran

    12/18/2015 2:01:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 17, 2015 | Tina Moore and Bob Fredericks
    The NYPD hate-crimes unit is investigating threats made to a Brooklyn Civil Court judge who was sworn in on a Koran, The Post has learned. Judge Carolyn Walker-Diallo got two calls at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the courthouse on Schermerhorn Street, law enforcement sources said on Wednesday ... David Bookstaver, a spokesman for the state's courts, said judges need only swear an oath of office that they will uphold the law, and that there are no requirements to use a religious text. "You can be sworn in on a comic book. You don't need to sign in on anything; you...