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  • Why Apologize to Afghanistan?

    02/25/2012 7:52:50 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/25/2012 | Andrew McCarthy
    The reaction to an accidental Koran-burning was inexcusable. We have officially lost our minds. The New York Times reports that President Obama has sent a formal letter of apology to Afghanistan’s ingrate president, Hamid Karzai, for the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base. The only upside of the apology is that it appears (based on the Times account) to be couched as coming personally from our blindly Islamophilic president — “I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident. . . . I extend to you and the Afghani people my sincere apologies.” It is not...
  • No Apologies From Newt

    February 24, 2012 No apologies from Newt Gingrich explains blasting Obama for Koran burning apology, sounds off on Iran, Syria, and upcoming primaries in Michigan and Arizona
  • Taliban's Response to Obama's Apology: 'Kill Them, Beat Them, Take Them as Prisoners'

    02/24/2012 12:54:37 PM PST · by CNSNews.com · 11 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 24, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    In the wake of President Barack Obama sending a three-page letter to Afghan President Hamid Kharzai, apologizing for U.S. forces having mistakenly burned some Qur'ans at a U.S. air base in Afghanistan, the Taliban is calling on Muslims to kill Americans or beat them and take them as prisoners.
  • Twelve killed in protests across Afghanistan

    02/24/2012 9:49:01 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 24, 2012 | Mirwais Harooni and Hamid Shalizi
    (Reuters) - Twelve people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest day yet in protests that have raged across Afghanistan over the desecration of copies of the Muslim holy book at a NATO military base with riot police and soldiers on high alert braced for more violence. The burning of the Korans at the Bagram compound earlier this week has deepened public mistrust of NATO forces struggling to stabilize Afghanistan before foreign combat troops withdraw in 2014. Hundreds of Afghans marched toward the palace of Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, while on the other side of the capital protesters...
  • Why, oh why, is U.S. apologizing for scorched Korans? (video in link)

    02/24/2012 5:55:42 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 23 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/24/2012 | Diana West
    I've got it. After all these years of official stumbling over what to call the mission the United States has spearheaded in the Islamic world in response to the 9/11 attacks, I've come up with a name -- not to brag or anything -- that I believe brings much-needed clarity to our cause. We've come a long way since the days of the Global War on Terror. Frankly, the GWOT -- whatever that was supposed to mean (how do you fight against a tactic?) -- is so 10 years ago. "Terror," meanwhile, has morphed into "extremism," but that's only made...
  • Pentagon defended Bible burning in 2009

    02/23/2012 11:30:57 PM PST · by qaz123 · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 23Feb2012 | Jack Minor
    Experts on radical Islam say the U.S. military is sadly mistaken if it believes groveling at the feet of Muslims after copies of the Quran were accidentally burned will help win the hearts and minds of the world’s Islamic community Read more at: http://times247.com/articles/u-s-cowering-after-koran-burnings
  • Koran burning and Afghanistan

    02/23/2012 2:04:30 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 31 replies · 1+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | February 23, 2012 | Jeff Head
    KORAN BURNING AND AFGHANISTAN February 23, 2012 So, this last week, some terrorist and enemy combatant detainees in our Afghanistan detention and prison camps were using verses from the Korans that we had supplied to them to stir up more terror mindedness amongst the other detainees, quoting from the Koran to do so. Our forces took away those Korans and sent them to be burned. The fundamentalist Islamics found out about this and began rioting. Two American soldiers were apparently killed as a result. Our "brave," anti-American President, Barack Hussein Obama, apologized and now the Afghan President Karzai wants our...
  • Afghan's Karzai demands public trial for Quran burners

    02/23/2012 12:03:44 PM PST · by ColdOne · 140 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 2/23/12 | msnbc.com news services
    KABUL -- Afghanistan wants NATO to put on public trial those who burned copies of the Quran at a NATO base, President Hamid Karzai's office said Thursday, after a third day of bloody protests over the incident. It said NATO had agreed to a trial, but that could not be immediately confirmed. Karzai had earlier accused a U.S. officer of "ignorantly" burning copies of the Quran, in an incident that has deepened anti-Western sentiment in a country NATO is trying to stabilize before foreign combat troops leave by the end of 2014. Demonstrations have drawn thousands of angry Afghans to...
  • 2 Soldiers Killed. Obama Apolgizes Again.

    02/23/2012 12:01:36 PM PST · by Lowell1775 · 10 replies
    AFP Wire ^ | 02-23-2012 | AFP Staff - No Stringer
    Obama expresses 'deep regret' over Koran burning AFP – 5 hrs ago US President Barack Obama sent Afghan President Hamid Karzai a letter of apology over the burning of copies of the Koran overseen by a US officer at a US military base, Karzai's office said Thursday. Obama said the incident was unintentional and pledged a full investigation, the president's office said, as fierce anti-US protests swept the nation in which at least 14 people have died, including two American soldiers. "I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident," Obama wrote in the letter presented to Karzai...
  • Obama apologizes for Koran burning incident in Afghanistan

    02/23/2012 7:03:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    After several days of unrest in Afghanistan over the burning of Korans removed from detention facilities, President Obama has sent a note of apology to Hamid Karzai. Obama stresses that the destruction was inadvertent, and that those who made the “error” would be held accountable: President Obama sent Afghan President Hamid Karzai a letter on Thursday apologizing for the alleged burning of Korans at a U.S. military base, Karzai’s office confirmed on its website.“I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident,” Obama wrote. “I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies.”The president concludes the...
  • Obama expresses 'deep regret' over Koran burning(But will he apologize to us when our flag burned?)

    02/23/2012 6:35:20 AM PST · by bestintxas · 25 replies · 2+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 2/23/12
    US President Barack Obama sent Afghan President Hamid Karzai a letter of apology over the burning of copies of the Koran overseen by a US officer at a US military base, Karzai's office said Thursday. Obama said the incident was unintentional and pledged a full investigation, the president's office said, as fierce anti-US protests swept the nation in which at least 14 people have died, including two American soldiers. "I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident," Obama wrote in the letter presented to Karzai by US ambassador Ryan Crocker. "I extend to you and the Afghan...
  • U.S. Embassy in Kabul on lockdown amid protests

    02/21/2012 11:50:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:08am EST | (Reporting by Amie Ferris-Rotman; Editing by Michael Georgy)
    The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said on Wednesday its staff were on lockdown and all travel was suspended amid violent protests across the capital over the burning of Korans at NATO's main base in Afghanistan. …
  • Official: Burned Qurans held extremist message

    02/21/2012 4:50:48 PM PST · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 2/21/12 | cbs/ap
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Muslim holy books that were burned in a pile of garbage at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan had been removed from a library at a nearby detention center because they contained extremist messages or inscriptions, a western military official said Tuesday. The military official with knowledge of the incident said it appeared that the Qurans (Korans) and other Islamic readings were being used to fuel extremism, and that detainees at Parwan Detention Facility were writing on the documents to exchange extremist messages. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the...
  • Official: Burned Islamic religious material had 'extremist inscriptions' (Obama apologized anyway)

    02/21/2012 1:37:08 PM PST · by tobyhill · 19 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | 2/21/2012 | cnn
    Religious materials -- including Qurans that were burned at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, sparking Afghan protests -- were removed from the library of a detainee center "because of extremist inscriptions" on them, a military official said Tuesday. There was "an appearance that these documents were being used to facilitate extremist communications," a military official said. "Additionally, some of the documents were extremist in and of themselves, apparently originating from outside of Afghanistan," the official said. The official said the material was burned, but authorities are attempting to determine how much. The uproar prompted Gen. John Allen, commander of NATO's International...
  • Thousands of Afghans protest burning of Koran at U.S. base

    02/21/2012 7:31:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 21, 2012 | Sayed Salahuddin and Kevin Sieff
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan —Deeply angered over reports that U.S. troops had burned copies of the Koran, Islam’s holy text, thousands of protesters on Tuesday tried to storm the largest U.S. base in Afghanistan. The protests erupted early in the morning, after Afghans working inside the Bagram air base reported to local residents that a number of copies of the Koran had been burned. The incident prompted the top U.S. military officer in Afghanistan, Gen. John R. Allen, to offer a public apology and order a prompt investigation. “When we learned of these actions, we immediately intervened and stopped them,”...
  • Afghan protests erupt over Koran burning [No media outrage at Obama]

    02/21/2012 6:35:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Windsor Star ^ | 2/21/2012
    Protesters hurling petrol bombs and firing slingshots besieged the largest US-run military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday, furious over reports that NATO troops burned copies of the Koran. The enraged crowd shouted "Death to Americans" and "Death to infidels" as guards at Bagram airbase, north of Kabul, responded by firing rubber bullets from a watchtower, said an AFP photographer, who was hit in the neck.
  • Suspected Iranian Blew Off His Own Leg In A Botched Terror Attack In Bangkok

    02/14/2012 6:47:29 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-14-2012 | Robert Johnson
    Suspected Iranian Blew Off His Own Leg In A Botched Terror Attack In Bangkok Robert JohnsonFeburary 14, 2012 One day after bombs targeting Israeli embassy staff went off in India and Georgia, another botched attack played out this morning in Bangkok. Through several reports, the incident appears to have played out something like this: Saeib Morabi, a suspected Iranian, was fleeing an explosion that rocked through his rented home in central Bangkok. While he was on the road looking for transportation, another explosion went off "on a nearby road." When Morabi finally managed to flag down a cab, the driver...
  • Is the earth flat or is it a planet & who are we to judge?(Video)

    01/20/2012 8:22:35 AM PST · by bayouranger · 8 replies
    sheikyermami.com ^ | 1-20-12 | memri via sheikyermami
    Who Said Islam Cannot Adapt to Modernity? Lets hear it from a modern headbanger: Jews are a cancer in the body of planet Earth
  • Compromise Impossible

    01/08/2012 9:56:04 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    The Western doctrine of non-violence depends on the willingness to compromise. To resolve any conflict by sitting down at a table, finding points of agreement and then working through the rest. The ruthless killing fields of the twentieth century have not shaken that eternal faith in a diplomatic solution, rather they have only strengthened it. But what happens when a compromise is genuinely impossible? The commitment to non-violence depends on the assumption that while small numbers of fanatics might seek war, the vast majority of people do not. And even if they do want war, they want a humane war,...
  • Ron Paul's "What if China had bases in Texas" ad is dangerously misleading

    01/01/2012 11:04:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/01/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It is hard to say who, other than our Islamist enemies, benefits from Ron Paul’s slick ad asking, “What if China had bases in Texas?” Paul uses it to promote his delusional view of the world and certainly fools some well-meaning but ill-informed Americans. Those who don’t want us to fight with our hands tied behind our back are easy prey for the gibberish Paul is selling because this ad blurs the lines between the frustrating manner we have prosecuted the war on terror and the very valid reasons for entering into it to begin with. Many Americans who understand...
  • Sharia's Sinister Smiles

    12/09/2011 9:27:36 AM PST · by bayouranger · 6 replies · 1+ views
    meforum.org ^ | 12-08-11 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The totalitarian nature of Sharia law can only be grasped when one appreciates how thoroughly it permeates and dictates everything in a believer's life—including when and to whom a Muslim may smile. Popular Islamic TV preacher Sheikh Muhammad Hassan appears in this video clip asserting that, according to Sharia, it is "not at all permissible" for Muslims to smile at non-Muslims, "except in cases of da'wa." Often translated as "missionary work," the word da'wa means to "call" or "summon" non-Muslims to Islam. Because it shares the same goals of jihad—empowering and spreading Islam—da'wa is often seen as jihad's nonviolent counterpart....
  • Worlds Largest Quran has a 120 Kilo Gold and Silver Cover

    11/30/2011 8:22:28 AM PST · by bayouranger · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11-19-11 | Yash Desai
    The Russian republic of Tatarstan played host to the worlds biggest Quran when it was unveiled in Kazan (the capital). The Quran weighs a stunning 800 kilos (1763 pounds ) of which 120 kilos (264 pounds) are of the frame cover alone. The Quran is 1.5 m by 2 m, and 3 m by 2 m if unfolded. The cover is tinseled with gold and silver and embellished with malachite, jasper and phianites. Its notable to mention the Worlds Smallest Quran in the same breath since that one too was encrusted with diamonds and rubies as well as gold.
  • Muslim medical students boycotting lectures on evolution... because it 'clashes with the Koran'

    11/27/2011 5:33:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/27/2010
    Muslim students, including trainee doctors on one of Britain's leading medical courses, are walking out of lectures on evolution claiming it conflicts with creationist ideas established in the Koran. Professors at University College London have expressed concern over the increasing number of biology students boycotting lectures on Darwinist theory, which form an important part of the syllabus, citing their religion. Similar to the beliefs expressed by fundamentalist Christians, Muslim opponents to Darwinism maintain that Allah created the world, mankind and all known species in a single act. Steve Jones emeritus professor of human genetics at university college London has questioned...
  • Muslim Medical Students Boycotting Science Classes on evolution because it clashes with the Koran

    11/27/2011 9:39:54 AM PST · by mnehring · 26 replies
    I am surprised the headline wasn't 'Darwin hate speech incites Muslim extremism. The idea that they reject that which conflicts with their belief system is consistent with everything we have suffered in this war on the West. They rewrote the history on Israel and the Middle East (not to mention taking credit for "scientific inventions" invented by others)  and the left swallowed it whole - let's see where this goes.Muslim medical students boycotting lectures on evolution... because it 'clashes with the Koran' By Daily Mail Reporter (hat tip Phillipa)   Conflict: An increasing number of Muslim biology students are boycotting...
  • The Islamic Feminism of All-American Muslim

    11/26/2011 10:41:22 AM PST · by bayouranger · 16 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 11-22-11 | Daniel Greenfield
    Once upon a time there used to be billboards for Virginia Slims cigarettes with the slogans, “You’ve come a long way, baby.” The billboards are gone now, but in their place are billboards for All-American Muslim which substitute the hijab for the cigarette. The same left which was outraged at a company marketing cigarettes as a form of female empowerment is completely supportive of marketing 7th century Islamic misogyny as female empowerment. “The Fast and the Furious,” the second episode of TLC’s All-American Muslim, plays out like a hijab commercial, along with a pitch for the Ramadan fast. But what...
  • Islamophobia group relaunched

    11/26/2011 9:10:41 AM PST · by bayouranger · 30 replies
    theJC.com ^ | 11-24-11 | Martin Bright,
    A parliamentary group to tackle Islamophobia has been re-launched at Westminster, with the support of MPs from across the political divide. The group originally sparked controversy after it was revealed that an anti-Zionist organisation was to act as its secretariat. The newly reformed All-Party Parliamentary Group on Islamophobia was set up last week and will begin work immediately on an inquiry into the extent of anti-Muslim prejudice in Britain today. The APPG will be co-chaired by Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes; Khalid Mahmood, Labour MP for Perry Barr, Birmingham; and Stuart Andrew, Conservative MP for Pudsey, Leeds. MPs voted...
  • 70% OF AMERICAN MUSLIMS SAY US SHOULD IMPOSE SHARIA: LEGALIZED POLYGAMY

    11/17/2011 11:39:34 PM PST · by expat1000 · 78 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Nov 17,2011 | Pamela Geller
    “I believe the government should legalize polygamy because it is lawful in Islam. It would enable all the wives to have the same legal status." -- Muslima in an Islamic polygamous marriage …nearly 70 percent said they believe that the U.S. should legalize polygamy…42 percent of those surveyed said they were either in, or knew others in polygamous marriages within the local Muslim community. Thirty nine percent said they would engage in a polygamous marriage if it were legal in the United States. Islamic supremacism on the march in America. Just as the Muslim Brotherhood groups in the US, like...
  • The Palestinization of UNESCO

    11/23/2011 8:43:22 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    In January 1981 the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Summit meeting in Mecca declared that, "Palestine should be viewed as the paramount issue of Muslim nations." Since then Europe hastened to adopt this path as well and has provided for the Palestinization of the cultural, social and above all political life of Europe. For three decades, Europe obeyed the OIC in a servile manner. The EU has effectively created a major problem for itself that is eating away and destroying it. The EU made Palestine the hub of its international policy, transforming it into a symbol of peace and...
  • Has your Thanksgiving turkey been sacrificed to idols?

    11/22/2011 9:40:15 AM PST · by DetroitRight · 131 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 21, 2011 | Drew Zahn
    Apologies if this has already been postedAs you sit down with your family on Thanksgiving and consider offering a prayer of gratitude, be aware the turkey at the center of the table may have already been "blessed" – in the name of Allah. Customer service representatives from Butterball, one of America's most popular Turkey brands, confirmed to WND that the company's whole turkeys are – without being labeled as such – slaughtered according to Islamic "halal" standards. "Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus and the jugular vein and letting the blood drain out while saying, 'Bismillah allahu akbar'...
  • AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW BOSTOM

    11/15/2011 9:23:25 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 1 replies
    Think Israel ^ | Alan Johnson
    Alan Johnson: How does a medical doctor come to produce books on Islam, Jihad and antisemitism? Andrew Bostom: It's pretty straightforward. The stimulus was 9/11. Until then I was an average citizen trying to keep abreast of world events. I am not particularly religious as a Jew though I certainly support the state of Israel. But I grew up in New York, living in Queens most of my life, and I went to medical school in Brooklyn. My wife and I still have family in New York City, so the day of 9/11 itself was traumatic, trying to make sure...
  • All Muslims should be kicked out of the military', claims leading Tennessee Republican

    11/15/2011 9:01:00 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 32 replies
    Mail Online ^ | DANIEL MILLER
    A Republican politician has sparked religious fury by demanding all Muslims be forced out of the U.S. military. Tennessee State Representative Rick Womick claimed serving Muslims posed a significant threat and needed to be kicked out of the armed forces because their religion commands them to lie. Interviewed on Veteran's Day by the Think Progress website he said: 'Personally I don't trust one Muslim in our military because they're commanded to lie to us. 'And if they really are a devout Muslim and follow the Koran and the and the Sunnah, then I feel threatened because they're commanded to kill...
  • When Muslims occupied Jews' capital - Jerusalem -translated 'Beit-Hamikdash' into: Bayt al-Makdis

    11/08/2011 3:55:58 PM PST · by Milagros · 5 replies
    When (always) Jewish Jerusalem - Beit-Hamikdash was translated into: Bayt al-Makdis / al- MuqaddasIbn Khallikan's biographical dictionary‎ - Page 235 - Ibn Khallikān - Authors, Arab - 1843Makdisi means belonging to Bait al-Makdis (the House of the Holy Place, or Jerusalem). http://books.google.com/books?id=6p0TAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA235Description of Syria: including Palestine‎ - Page 11 - Muhammad ibn Ahmad Mukaddasī - History - 1886 - 116 pagesAmong its cities are : Bait-al-Makdis (Jerusalem), Bait Jibril, Ghazzah (Gaza), Maimas, 'Askalan (Ascalon), Yafah (Joppa), Arsuf, Kaisariyyah (Caesarea), http://books.google.com/books?id=JCYYAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA11Palestine under the Moslems: A description of Syria and the Holy Land from A description of Syria and the Holy Land...
  • Reading the Real Qur'an (Debating a Muslim activist on the future of Libya)

    10/25/2011 6:52:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/25/2011 | Pamela Geller
    Last Friday I was on the Sean Hannity Show, debating Muslim activist Michael Ghouse on the future of Libya. Debating Michael Ghouse is like shooting kuffar in a barrel. But Friday night, Ghouse presented me with an enormous Qur'an, courtesy of the Muslim Brotherhood-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR): The Message of the Qur'an, Translated and Explained by Muhammad Asad. Giving out these giant door-stoppers is further proof of Hamas-linked CAIR's limitless resources. Inside, Ghouse had written this inscription: "Quran has 25 translations. 2 are bad -- One by Christian Kings other by Muslims -- both to generate hate for...
  • Christianity And Islam: A Side By Side Comparison

    10/13/2011 2:18:10 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 26 replies
    Please take a look at the comparison chart in the provided link. Excellent comparison! Each year, thousands of Christian homes and churches are torched or bombed by Muslim mobs, and hundreds of Christians, including dozens of priests, pastors, nuns and other church workers are murdered at the hands of Islamic extremists. The so-called justification varies, from charges of apostasy or evangelism, to purported "blasphemy" or "insulting" Islam. Innocent people have even been hacked to death by devout Muslims over cartoons. Yet, there is little if any violent retaliation from religious Christians to the discrimination, kidnapping, rape, torture, mutilation and murder...
  • Islamists are killing dogs in the Spanish towns when will they start murdering “Harbis”?

    10/12/2011 12:14:19 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 59 replies · 1+ views
    coachisright.com ^ | OCTOBER 12TH, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Muslims are forbidden to touch dogs. They believe any house where a dog is kept will never be entered by God’s angels. If this was all there was to it, who could quarrel with their position? Jews can’t eat pork (Muslims can’t either) Muslims can’t have anything to do with dogs, what’s the problem? Actually, the Muslims themselves are the problem. Muslims, especially the Islamist Muslims can not and will not leave the question of dogs alone. Because they are taught by their religion that “Allah” commands them to kill dogs, they could not care less who owns a particular...
  • What George Bush Thought of Mohammed (First published Oct 2009)

    10/10/2011 6:10:06 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | October 25, 2009 | Daniel Greenfield
    By George Bush I don't mean the 41st or 43rd Presidents of the United States, but the 19th century clergyman and historian George Bush, who was also the author of the first American biography of Mohammed. Bush was also the great-grand uncle of the 41st President, and the great-great grand uncle of the 43rd President. But his views on Islam were significantly different than those of his more Saudi friendly modern day relations. George Bush was one of the more famous ministers of his day, a biblical scholar, a liberal and controversial thinker. And while his biography of Mohammed was...
  • An Open letter to YWCA Canada

    10/04/2011 1:40:17 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 2 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | Sergei Bourachaga
    I’ve written several times previously about the Toronto District School Board, the Valley Park Middle School, and the controversy over officially approved sex-segregated Muslim prayers at the school during school hours. Sergei Bourachaga sends the following essay examining the issue in the larger context of the treatment of women in Islam, and creeping sharia in Ontario.
  • 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls go online

    09/26/2011 2:45:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 26/9/11 | Matti Friedman
    JERUSALEM — Two thousand years after they were written and decades after they were found in desert caves, some of the world-famous Dead Sea Scrolls went online for the first time on Monday in a project launched by Israel's national museum and web giant Google. The appearance of five of the most important Dead Sea scrolls on the Internet is part of a broader attempt by the custodians of the celebrated manuscripts — who were once criticized for allowing them to be monopolized by small circles of scholars — to make them available to anyone with a computer. See msnbc.com's...
  • Ex-Muslim Author: Koran Demands ‘Jihad’ & Teaches Believers to ‘Hate’ Christians and Jews

    09/15/2011 7:18:31 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | Sept 13, 2011 | Billy Hallowell
    Al Fadi, a Saudi native now living in America, is setting out to educate the West about his former religion — Islam. His message, rooted in what he says are deep convictions and personal truth, is sure to inspire controversy. Al Fadi converted to Christianity after coming to the United States for college. While he claims that he initially planned to convert everyone he met to Islam, something completely unexpected happened. After meeting Christians for the first time in his life, al Fadi became enamored. He explained his conversion to CBN’s Erick Stakelbeck: “Basically, the more I met people who...
  • Our Canine Heroes and Islamic Dogophobia

    09/14/2011 4:52:15 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 73 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Tuesday, September 13, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Kalb, or dog, is one of the worst possible insults in the Muslim world. Call a man Kalb or Kalb ibn Kalb, if you want the knives to come out. In Afghanistan, those who fled the Taliban and returned to help the Coalition rebuild the country are called "Sag shouey" or "Dog washers" since Americans are infidel dogs and the Afghans who cooperate with Americans are menial servants of the dogs. Mohammed, in addition to his affinity for pre-teen girls also had a compulsive hatred of dogs. Some Hadiths quote him ordering the killing of all dogs, others show him...
  • Winning the Bible war

    09/05/2011 4:32:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner: ^ | | 09/03/11 8:05 PM | Diana West
    I've never been more convinced that Israel is the axis on which Islamic jihad turns than after reading four, clarifying pages of Bat Ye'or's new book, "Europe, Globalization, and the Coming Universal Caliphate" (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 212 pp.). Ye'or asks. "Given the immense territories conquered and Islamized over thirteen centuries of expansion and war," she writes, "why would Muslim countries keep plotting to destroy Israel? ... Why is Israel considered so alarming?" ...........hide the age-old reason. "What Israel possesses," Ye'or explains, "is the Bible." To appreciate this explanation, it's essential to realize that Jewish and Christian Bible characters, from...
  • Errors in copies of Qur’an from China irk Iran

    09/01/2011 5:10:50 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    TEHRAN: Iranian publishers are complaining that cost-saving plans to print copies of Qur’ans in China are yielding embarrassing results: A slew of typos.
  • Iran says cheap "Made in China" Qurans full of typos

    09/01/2011 1:40:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Global Public Square ^ | August 31, 2011 | Patrick Winn
    Iran's Organization of the Holy Quran is scolding Iranian publishers who've outsourced production of the holy book to Chinese printers.Apparently, their copies of the Quran are riddled with typos, according to the Tehran Times."These tableaus are made quite cheaply in China but are sold for much more than they are really worth to make that much more profit," said an official with the organization who monitors and evaluates Qurans available in Iran.The official even urged importers to halt future Quran shipments from China, the Times reported.If you're keeping score at home, China is accused of shipping out seafood laden...
  • Shari'a Movement Struggles to Globalize Campaign for Islamizing Western World

    08/22/2011 5:33:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 8-22-11 | R. Green
    Introduction Over recent years, a new phenomenon has emerged among radical Islamist circles: the rise of a global network of groups calling for the total Islamization of Western states and societies via the implementation of shari'a law, the abolishment of democratic states and their replacement by Islamic regimes. These groups, which have referred to themselves as the global shari'a movement, strive to globalize ideas and tactics hatched within radical Islamist circles in the U.K. These circles are led by Sheikh 'Omar Bakri, who was denied reentry into the country after he left for Lebanon following the 2005 London bombings, and...
  • Churches to Read Torah as Others Read Koran

    08/07/2011 5:42:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/8/11 | Gil Ronen
    Churches in the U.S. are preparing to read sections of the Torah on Sunday, August 13, in a show of solidarity with Israel and the Jewish people. The move is a response to an initiative by a group of churches that read from the Muslim Koran during their services on Sunday, June 26. According to the Faith Shared project, which initiated the Koran reading, 66 churches from 32 states joined that effort. In an effort to counter the move, a grassroots movement of churches across America is preparing to read from sections of the Torah during their services. According to...
  • Lessons from ‘The Haj

    07/29/2011 10:53:41 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 17 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | Joseph Puder
    In his 1984 bestseller, “The Haj” (Doubleday, NY), Leon Uris captured the essence of the Arab-Israeli conflict through his two protagonists: Haj Ibrahim, muktar of the village of Tabah in the Ayalon Valley of Mandatory Palestine, and Gideon Asch, a pre-Israel Palestinian Jew, whose familiarity with Arab life, language and culture made him an honorary Bedouin. Uris’ dialogue astutely reveals the vast differences between the Arab and Jewish mindsets – deeply rooted in their cultural differences. Uris focuses on the Jewish liberal, cosmopolitan culture of openness, practicality, compromise, and humanism in contrast to the unforgiving desert culture of the Arabs,...
  • Jews being 'kept away' is obviously quite "normal" in the (Apartheid) Arab world

    06/24/2011 12:57:01 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies
    (Dutch) Daily Standard ^ | June 24, 2011
    (Free translation) Jews being 'kept away' is obviously quite "normal" in the (Apartheid) Arab world The Daily Standard What amazes mostly, is that Saudi Arabian Airlines is (largely) state property. Thus Saudi-Arabia is the owner of the business that handles in a form of Apartheid. ...ways on the merits of the islamic culture and the Middle-East as whole. Apartheid is there, the order of the day...(Original text)Joden weren is kennelijk heel normaal in de Arabische wereld‎ De Dagelijkse Standaard Geplaatst door Willem Jan Hilderink op 24 juni, 2011 - 14:18 Delta zou dan meewerken aan de praktijken van Saudi Arabian...
  • Man Police Shot During Traffic Stop Was Armed With Armor-Piercing Bullets

    06/24/2011 2:37:28 AM PDT · by Cindy · 48 replies
    KIRO TV.com ^ | Posted June `5, 2011, Updated June 16, 2011 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "KEY PENINSULA, Wash. -- A man who was fatally shot by Tacoma police during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning pointed a gun loaded with armor-piercing bullets at the officer who stopped him and was carrying a large amount of ammunition in his truck, the Tacoma Police Department said. Wednesday afternoon, the Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as Brooks Papineau of Gig Harbor." SNIPPET: "When police searched Papineau's truck, they found a large amount of ammunition and additional ammunition magazines.They also said they found a Koran and several books on converting to Islam. Police said Papineau went home...
  • Did Tampa Authorities Cover Up a Muslim Honor Killing?

    06/23/2011 5:21:49 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 3 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 06/23/2011 | Gina Miller
    On Wednesday, I was outraged when I read Pamela Geller’s column for WorldNetDaily. You may be familiar with Ms. Geller from her website Atlas Shrugs and her work with Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer in establishing the Stop Islamization of America organization. Ms. Geller reported on a story of which I was previously unaware: the suspicious death of a Muslim woman in Tampa, Florida back in August of 2009. Her death was ruled “accidental” by Tampa authorities, but judging from the facts and circumstances of the case, it seems more likely that her death was murder, a so-called “honor killing” by...
  • Geert Wilders: INNOCENT of 'Hate Crimes' Charges in The Netherlands!

    06/23/2011 4:12:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 23, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Major victory for freedom-of -speech  right in the heart of Dhimmi-centric Europe... Dutch MP Geert Wilders has long advocated an American-style freedom-of-speech for Holland and all the EU, as enshrined in the US Bill of Rights. With regular politically-driven charges like these from the Dutch Establishment Left that could destroy his party and even put Wilders behind bars (along with ceaseless death threats that emanate from welfare-sponging suburban  jihadis in The Netherlands), it's not hard to see why the man might feel the need first-hand... ======================================================================== A court in Amsterdam has acquitted MP Geert Wilders of charges of inciting...