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  • 9/11 Mosque Imam Wrote Much of the Guts of Obama's Historic Cairo Speech!

    08/24/2010 6:45:34 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 69 replies
    WebToday ^ | 8-24-10 | WebToday
    WEBTODAY EXCLUSIVE (August 24, 2010)-- QUESTION: Who really was speaking on that historic day of June 4th 2009 in Cairo, Egypt? President Obama or the Imam of the proposed Ground Zero Mosque, Feisal Abdul Rauf? ANSWER: Feisal Abdul Rauf! Link to audio of Rauf's admission The Shoebat Foundation obtained this shocking audio recording of Rauf's own voice boasting in Arabic that Obama’s historic Cairo speech was provided by the Imam and the Cordova Initiative in what the Imam called “The Blue Print” which he said was the solution to the Islamic-American divide. Rauf claimed Chapter 6 of the Imam’s work...
  • Islamist group, MPAC, attended White House meeting to announce SCOTUS nominee

    05/15/2010 2:31:21 PM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies · 491+ views
    Creeping Sharia ^ | May 15,2010 | creeping sharia
    Why? Did the panderer in chief want to let the jihadists know that the Alabama shooting, the Ft. Hood massacre, the Christmas Day bombing, the subway and Times Square plots, and the many other attacks by Muslims on America won’t be held against them? Again from GMBDR – Obama surrounding himself with IslamistsMPAC Attends White House Meeting To Announce Obama Supreme Court Nominee: The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) has announced that is participated in a White House meeting with President Obama and cabinet officials to announce the President’s nomination to the Supreme Court. According to the MPAC announcement: This...
  • Imam Feisal Watch: Let’s Try It Again, Where’s the Man Behind the GZ Mosque?

    08/17/2010 6:12:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 16, 2010 | Claudia Rosett
    Where exactly is Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the man behind the $100 million Ground Zero mosque project? I keep asking because weeks after he stopped answering any questions about his “Cordoba House” plans, there is still no answer. By now, there is information in Rauf’s silence. He launched his Ground Zero mosque and Islamic center project in the name of “dialogue,” “outreach” and “bridge-building” in lower Manhattan. In doing so, he trampled on raw feelings, and set off a divisive debate. Rauf’s apparent dismissal of public questions as not worth his time, while he travels to the Middle East on U.S. taxpayer money, suggests enormous contempt for the American public.Rauf dropped out of sight...
  • Hillary and the Ground Zero Mosque Imam...what's going on with the web site of Cordoba Initiative?

    08/15/2010 11:45:00 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 32 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 08/15/10 | Thomas Lifson
    It is time for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to step up to the plate and investigate Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf, who is currently touring the Middle East at the expense of American Taxpayers as an envoy of her Department of State. Claudia Rossett, one of America's premier journalists, today reveals several disturbing facts that more than warrant an official investigation: ...what's going on with the web site of his Cordoba Initiative? Last week, after someone in his Malaysia office referred all questions back to his office in New York, the phone number and address of his office in Malaysia...
  • Germany Economy Expands Most Since Reunification [Singapore On Course For Record Growth]

    08/13/2010 5:49:44 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 3 replies
    TELEGRAPH.CO.UK ^ | 9:25PM BST 13 Aug 2010 | Angela Monaghan, Economics Correspondent
    Germany enjoyed an unexpectedly strong second quarter as the economy grew at the fastest pace in 23 years.Gross domestic product in Europe's largest economy increased by 2.2pc compared with the first quarter, far exceeding forecasts of a 1.3pc gain. The sharp rise was driven predominantly by growth in exports. "Such a quarter-on-quarter growth has never been recorded before in reunified Germany," said the German statistics office. "The recovery of the German economy, which lost momentum at the turn of 2009/2010s, is really back on track."
  • Malaysia Introduces New Islamic Alternate Currency -- GOLD

    08/13/2010 12:21:26 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 8-13-2010 | Gus Lubin
    Malaysia Introduces New Islamic Alternate Currency -- GOLD Gus Lubin Aug. 13, 2010, 12:36 PM Here's one reason for a gold currency you might have missed: the Sharia commands it. That's why Malaysian Muslims are celebrating plans by the state government of Kelantan to introduce an alternate gold currency. FT Beyond BRICs: About 1,000 shops and restaurants in the state have said they will accept the new currency, which follows an earlier issue of gold dinars in 2006. The coins comply with traditional Islamic teaching on the use of coins with intrinsic value as a medium of exchange, rather than...
  • Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque

    12/16/2009 11:28:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 12,815+ views
    Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim
    Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Jim Hoft A mysterous Muslim group with unknown sponsors has purchased a building steps away from Ground Zero. Hudson New York reported: An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood — to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques. At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards...
  • Mysteries Of The Absent Imam Feisal (The NY Mosque)

    08/11/2010 10:21:13 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08.11.10 | Claudia Rosett
    For a man whom one would hope has nothing to hide, the imam behind the Ground Zero mosque project sure has dropped out of sight. Having triggered an uproar in the U.S., Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf ducked out of the country weeks ago and, apart from a potted statement last week praising his own project, has pretty much clammed up. In New York Rauf has become a sort of phantom celebrity. His name is plastered all over the public debate, but Rauf himself has been absent and oddly unavailable, even by phone or e-mail, to answer questions. From his New...
  • Man Torches Self After ‘Burning’ Lottery Win

    08/08/2010 7:38:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Star ^ | Monday August 9, 2010
    A VEGETABLE farmer who lived a life of luxury after winning almost RM1mil in a lottery five years ago torched himself when his “pot of gold” became empty. The 63-year-old from Serian, Sarawak, known only as Khoo, was reported to have dug a “grave” at the back of his house before splashing petrol on his body and lighting it, reported Berita Minggu. The man had won more than RM750,000 five years ago and then reportedly spent up to RM1,800 on a single bet over the years, hoping to strike it big again, the weekly said. Serian OCPD Deputy Supt Jamali...
  • Ex-Pat Freepers Living Overseas

    07/17/2010 2:51:38 PM PDT · by STD · 96 replies
    self ^ | 7/17/10 | self
    Ex-Pat FReepers, Please sound off about what you like and dislike about living overseas. I'm retired and need to stretch my retirement dollar. Let me know why you would come back to the USA also.Need a fourth for bridge? I might just become your neighbor and friend. Who knows? Thank You for your kind responses.DrMike
  • Muslim astronaut in space worship problem [HOW do you pray facing Mecca five times a day in space?]

    05/01/2007 10:54:39 AM PDT · by bedolido · 61 replies · 1,899+ views
    news.com.au ^ | May 02, 2007 01:00am | staff writer
    HOW do you pray facing Mecca five times a day when you are circling the Earth 16 times every 24 hours? This is one of the problems facing Malaysian authorities as they prepare to send their first man into space. There are others: how to hold the prayer position in zero gravity, ensure that only halal freeze-dried food is in your space cupboard and perform your ritual ablutions before worship? They have all been answered by a team of Islamic scholars and scientists that has spent more than a year working on guidelines for the astronaut.
  • South China Sea: The coming war?

    It's a 3.5 million-square kilometer stretch of ocean, speckled with some 200 coral atolls, some submerged or so tiny they hardly deserve to be called islands. Welcome to the South China Sea, an obscure patch of global real estate that you're likely to hear more about in coming years. Six Asian countries have long had competing — at times comical — claims to various islands here, sending token military forces to occupy barren rocks at great expense in the name of national pride. What's new is China's muscle-flexing, which, if trends continue, could make the South China Sea one of...
  • Malaysians arrive in Jordan after Israel deported them

    06/07/2010 2:46:40 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 8 replies · 17+ views
    The Star ^ | June 7, 2010 | SHAHANAAZ HABIB
    THE six Malaysians on board MV Rachel Corrie which was seized by Israel arrived safely in Jordan yesterday at about 12.30pm local time (5.50pm Malaysian time) after Israel deported them. One of them, Shamsul Akmar, said the ship which was carrying humanitarian aid for Gaza, went as far as it could until it was stopped and boarded by Israeli troops and taken to the port of Ashdod instead. “We were so close to Gaza. We hoped because of pressure from the international community that Israel would let this one ship to Gaza. ...The 1,400-tonne Rachel Corrie was carrying medical equipment,...
  • ANOTHER AID VESSEL TO ARRIVE FROM LEBANON

    06/05/2010 11:22:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies · 789+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 06.06.10, 07:44 / Israel News | Roee Nahmias
    SNIPPET: "Free Palestine Movement, Reporters with Borders say plan to send ship carrying dozens of activists, European MPs to Gaza as early as next weekend" SNIPPET: "The Turkish-owned Mavi Marmara ship and the Irish-owned Rachel Corrie ship are not alone: Two non-governmental Lebanese organizations announced Saturday that the plan to send an aid vessel of their own to the Gaza Strip as early as next weekend. In a press conference in Beirut, the Free Palestine Movement and Reporters without Borders organization announced that the ship, which will be carrying humanitarian aid, will include passengers interested in expressing their solidarity, as...
  • 'Rachel Corrie' ignores Navy request to stop

    06/04/2010 11:50:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 63 replies · 2,152+ views
    Ynet reporters and AP ^ | Latest Update: 06.05.10, 09:14 / Israel News | N/A
    “’Rachel Corrie’ ignores Navy request to stop” SNIPPET: “IDF warns Irish-owned vessel not to approach blockaded Gaza, invites activists to unload humanitarian aid at Ashdod Port. Sail’s organizers turn down offer. Palestinians: Vessel seized some 55 kilometers from Strip. Earlier, US official says vessel should sail to Ashdod in interest of safety”
  • Operating Sukhois: A Malaysia-India-Russia love story

    05/18/2010 6:09:07 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 381+ views
    NewKerala,com ^ | 5/17/2010 | NewKerala,com
    Operating, maintaining and flying Sukhoi fighter aircraft is a Malaysia-India-Russia 'love story', says a senior Malaysian air force official.Though a three-year trilateral arrangement nears its end, Russian and Indian officials are committed to reinforcing Malaysia's air defence and combat capability as far as the Sukhoi Su 30 MKM Flanker squadron is concerned. The assurance came from Russia's warranty team leader Vladimir Konnov, from aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corporation, and Indian Air Force's (IAF) chief flight instructor Group Captain K.V.R. Raju. Konnov stressed the need for the arrangement to continue in some form. Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) 11th Squadron commanding officer...
  • Malaysians to fully man Sukhois

    04/19/2010 10:04:28 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 218+ views
    Asia One Online ^ | 4/19/2010 | Asia One Online
    By September, operations at the Royal Malaysian Air Force base here are expected to be an all-Malaysian affair. Gone will be the 50-odd Russian and Indian technical crew, engineering officers and instructor pilots following the end of their two-year service tenure. RMAF chief Gen Datuk Seri Rodzali Daud said the departure of the expatriates would pose a strong challenge to the local airmen and women to stand on their own and operate the Sukhoi SU-30MKM flanker multi-role combat aircraft. "We are confident (that we can) run the base and flight operations by ourselves, by which time there will be proper...
  • Malaysia suspends gasoline supplies to Iran

    by Staff Writers Washington (AFP) April 15, 2010 Malaysia's state oil company has suspended gasoline supplies to Iran, Prime Minister Najib Razak said here Thursday, calling on Tehran to review its controversial nuclear program. The announcement of the suspension by Petronas came after Najib held talks with US President Barack Obama, who called for the world to move "boldly and quickly" on new Iran sanctions on the sidelines of a 47-nation nuclear security summit this week. "It is a decision made by Petronas. They did consult with the government but they took the decision to suspend the sales," predominantly-Muslim Malaysia's...
  • Malaysian beer-drinking model Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno to be punished by caning

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

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
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  • FEIZ MUHAMMAD: PRO-JIHAD IDEOLOGUE WITH INFLUENCE IN THE U.S.

    03/21/2010 8:19:57 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 196+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org ^ | March 19, 2010 10:39 AM | By Madeleine Gruen
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "Feiz Muhammad is an Australian citizen now residing in Malaysia. He has been labeled Australia's "most dangerous sheikh" due to the number of connections he has to known and suspected terrorists. Muhammad’s target audience is young Muslims who feel disaffected and disassociated from local Muslim communities, where mosque clerics show "a lack of interest toward the youth." His lectures frame the United States as the enemy of all Muslims, including those living in the United States and Americans living in other Western countries. He emphasizes that Muslims should regard Western culture as corrupt and immoral, and...
  • Engine probe yields evidence in Uruguay

    03/08/2010 8:51:27 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 42+ views
    The Star.com ^ | 3/9/2010 | Lourdes Charles
    The Govern­ment’s investigations into the stolen Royal Malaysian Air Force RMAF F5E jet engines in Uruguay has turned up evidence, in the form of documents and witnesses, necessary for instituting criminal proceedings here. “We visited the military facility where the engines are kept under the custody of the Uruguayan judicial authority and have positively identified them as belonging to the Government of Malaysia,” said Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail. Abdul Gani, who visited Uruguay and Argentina from Feb 15 to Feb 19, said they had drafted two mutual legal assistance requests for the return of the engines as well...
  • Malaysia Reverses Plans to Mothball MiG-29 Fleet

    03/06/2010 8:56:07 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 291+ views
    Defense Talk ^ | 03/05/2010 | Air Force News
    The Malaysian government has announced that it will continue to operate 10 of its 16 MiG-29N interceptors until 2015, reversing plans to decommission the aircraft by the end of 2010. A plan to replace the MiG-29s with a new fighter aircraft has been delayed by the economic downturn. However, maintaining the aircraft will impose burdens of its own since the aircraft’s engines need to be overhauled every year and the weaponry for the fighter jets has reached the end of its life span. The 10th Five-Year Malaysian Plan (2011-1015) is expected to propose procurement and development funding of MYR7 billion...
  • Malaysia Muslim mag sorry for offending Christians

    03/05/2010 9:53:34 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 5 replies · 375+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Mar 6, 2010
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A Malaysian magazine apologized Saturday for upsetting Christians after it published an article researched by two Muslims who pretended to be Roman Catholics and took Communion in a church. The apology is likely to soothe frustrations among religious minorities who feel that overzealous government authorities and clerics are trying too hard to champion the interests of Islam and ignoring the rights of non-Muslims. The Al Islam monthly magazine, which focuses on issues affecting Malaysian Muslims, acknowledged in a statement on its publisher's Web site that its article had "unintentionally hurt the feelings of Christians, especially Catholics."
  • Economic Downturn Forces Malaysian MiG-29s to Continue Flying

    03/01/2010 7:47:37 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 357+ views
    Defense Professionals ^ | 03/01/2010 | Luca Bonsignore
    The Malaysian Government last week announced that it would continue to operate ten of its 16 MiG-29N interceptors, reversing plans announced late last year to decommission the entire fleet of by the end of 2010. The original plan by the Ministry of Defence to replace the MiG-29N fighter jets with the 'Multi Role Combat Aircraft' (MRCA) has been delayed by the economic downturn, a ministry official told reporters. As defpro.com previously reported in November last year, the Royal Malaysian Air Forces’ (RMAF) plan to purchase a new fleet of fighter aircraft faced serious financial obstacles . On Wednesday last week,...
  • Submarine completes dive successfully

    02/23/2010 11:07:32 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 17 replies · 523+ views
    TheStar.com.my ^ | 2/23/2010 | TheStar.com.my
    Malaysia’s first submarine, the Scorpene-class KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, successfully underwent underwater trials in the South China Sea yesterday. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said a technical team was aboard during the submarine’s dive to monitor its progress under water. “The dive was successfully completed by 4pm. Everything was pronounced to be okay,” Dr Ahmad Zahid said in an SMS. The trials were carried out at the Royal Malaysian Navy base in Teluk Sepanggar, Sabah. It was earlier reported that the KD Tunku Abdul Rahman was unable to dive after a mechanical defect was discovered by engineers....
  • MIGs will fly for at least another 5 years: Zahid

    02/23/2010 10:57:00 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 229+ views
    newstraitstimes.com ^ | 2/23/2010 | newstraitstimes.com
    The Royal Malaysian Air Force's (RMAF) MiG-29N aircraft will fly for at least another five years, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said. He said the government had decided to continue operating the Russian-made aircraft although there was a proposal to retire and sell them to third world countries. "The decision was based on the capability of the aircraft (MIG-29N) in executing the tasks given," he told reporters after visiting the RMAF base here today. Zahid said factors considered include the country's economy which had yet to fully recover from the economic slowdown. "We plan to buy more multi-role...
  • Malaysian Scorpene Back on Track After Short Setback

    02/16/2010 1:58:00 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 183+ views
    Defense Professionals ^ | 1/16/2010 | Nicolas von Kospoth
    Last week, the Malaysian submarine programme, which received much attention during the past months, suffered a temporary setback as Malaysian Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had to announce that the country’s first Scorpene-class submarine, delivered in September 2009, was unfit for diving. Originally scheduled for tropical water trials, KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, a diesel-electric attack submarine named after the country's first Prime Minister, was forced to remain on the wharf longer than expected. According to the Minister, “the defects are still covered by warranty, so the supplier and contractor are repairing them.” Since then, the technical problem has been repaired...
  • Malaysia's first submarine to be operational next week

    02/13/2010 1:47:20 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 306+ views
    MCOT.net ^ | 1/12/2010 | MCOT
    Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Chief Admiral Abdul Aziz Jaafar has confirmed that the nation's first submarine, KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, was experiencing a mechanical fault which prevented it from submerging. He said the fault was detected on Jan 17, following maintenance works conducted at the RMN base in Teluk Sepanggar, Sabah. "The damage involves a part that channels water pressure movement which caused the submarine's failure to launch underwater," he told reporters after a ceremony where appointment letters were presented to members of the National Service Training Council here Thursday. Abdul Aziz was commenting on a local English daily on...
  • Global Dynamics

    02/13/2010 12:23:17 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 391+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 1/8/2010 | Strategy Page
    How do two stolen jet fighter engines get from the United States, to Malaysia, then to Argentina, Uruguay and finally to Iran? No one is entirely sure just yet. But the two engines are still in the wind, and no other air force, except Iran's, would touch them (their parts numbers are in the hands of police everywhere). It all began last December, when Malaysia began an investigation into the theft of two General Electric J85-21A jet engines in 2007 and 2008. Each of the six F-5 fighters used by the air force uses a pair of these engines. Packed...
  • Malaysia says first submarine unable to dive

    02/11/2010 2:08:22 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 51 replies · 1,074+ views
    Sin Chew Jit Poh ^ | 02/11/2010 | Sin Chew Jit Poh
    Malaysia's first submarine, a European-made Scorpene delivered last September, has developed problems that make it unfit for diving, the defence minister said Thursday. The KD Tunku Abdul Rahman sailed into a grand reception last year as the first of two commissioned from French contractor DCNS and Spain's Navantia for a total of 3.4 billion ringgit (961 million dollars). Named after the country's first prime minister, it was hailed as an important acquisition despite opposition allegations of corruption in the deal. "The submarine can still dive but when we detected the defects, we were advised that it should not dive," Defence...
  • 3 accused of Taiping church-school arson acts plead not guilty

    02/09/2010 12:09:11 AM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 185+ views
    THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER.com ^ | February 8, 2010 | n/a
    "3 accused of Taiping church-school arson acts plead not guilty" SNIPPET: "TAIPING, Feb 8 — Three men pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to causing mischief by fire at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Convent and the All Saints Church on Jan 10. Andidi Rosidi, 22, Abdul Fattah Shaharuddin, 29, and Muhamad Ab. Wahab, 20, all self-employed and from Kamunting, were produced in the Magistrate’s Court last Tuesday but no plea was recorded then because the Sessions Court judge was on leave and they were not represented. Andidi is charged with committing the offence at SMK Convent in...
  • Archaeologists stumble on 8,000-year-old skeleton in Kenyir Lake [Malaysia]

    02/07/2010 9:52:18 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies · 539+ views
    Daily Star (Burma) ^ | Saturday February 6, 2010 | Bernama
    Archaeologists have stumbled upon human skeletal remains believed to be from the Mesolithic Age in the Bewah Cave in the Kenyir Lake area, according to a university professor. The remains, believed to be those of a youth, are estimated to be between 8,000 and 11,000 years old, said Prof Datuk Dr Nik Hasan Shuhaimi Nik Abdul Rahman, deputy director of the Institute of the Malay World and Civilisation (ATMA) of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). The remains were uncovered by archaeologists from UKM, the Museums Department and the Terengganu Museum Board at a depth of 65 to 70 centimetres, he told...
  • Malaysia court fines adulterers

    01/31/2010 2:08:45 PM PST · by docbnj · 4 replies · 217+ views
    BBC ^ | 31 Jan 2010 | anonymous
    A Malaysian court has fined a man and a woman four buffaloes and a pig after they were found guilty of an extra-marital affair, a local report says. The pair were convicted by the Native Court in Penampang on Borneo island, after the man's wife lodged a complaint last year... She had found her husband wearing shorts at his second home with her colleague, who was wearing a sarong. The court in Sabah state rejected their claim they were just "best friends".
  • Hornet v. MiG

    01/30/2010 7:57:47 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies · 1,810+ views
    Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine ^ | 3/01/2010 | By Ed Darack
    Nearly three miles above the turquoise waters of the South China Sea last July, U.S. Marine Lieutenant Colonel Dan Shipley eyed the dim outline of a fast-approaching Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum. Flying with the Royal Malaysian Air Force on a training mission, Shipley had been tracking the MiG by radar from the cockpit of his Boeing F/A-18D Hornet. While Shipley and Captain Justin Archibald, the Hor-net’s weapons and sensors officer, could have tried to simulate firing an air-to-air missile at the MiG from a distance, the war game required that the two confirm with their eyes that the MiG really was...
  • USS Cole Bomber Carried 9/11 Cash

    05/15/2003 3:20:40 AM PDT · by ewing · 9 replies · 393+ views
    ABC News Exclusive ^ | May 15, 2003 SGT | Pierre Thomas
    As early as Thursday the Justice Department and the FBI will announced the indictment of two men who carried out the attack on the USS Cole which killed 17 United States Sailors more than two years ago, ABC News has learned.One of the men, Fahd Mohammad Ahmed Al Quoso, may also be linked to the 9/11 terrorist plot, sources invloved in the investigation told ABC News.Sources said Al Quoso said an operative who would eventally become a suicide bomber in the Cole attack each carried $18,000 in cash money belts to Bangkok, Thailand in 1999, and gave it to Waleed...
  • Terror suspects linked to Nigeria bomber

    01/27/2010 11:26:39 PM PST · by myknowledge · 9 replies · 722+ views
    Nine News ^ | January 28, 2010
    Terrorism suspects from Jordan, Nigeria, Syria and Yemen have been detained in Malaysia, activists say as a report linked them to the Nigerian behind the botched Christmas plane bombing. Malaysia announced on Wednesday it had arrested 10 people for "acts of terrorism" and said they were members of an international terror outfit tracked down in cooperation with foreign intelligence groups. The government-linked New Straits Times said the 10 were believed to be associated with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian student accused of trying to detonate explosives on a Northwest Airlines plane approaching Detroit. "It was learnt that foreign anti-terrorism agencies...
  • In the Name of Allah

    01/12/2010 11:10:19 PM PST · by Wuli · 14 replies · 955+ views
    Korea Times ^ | January 12, 2010 | Gwynne Dyer
    In the late 1980s, when I was in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, a friend suggested that I drive out into the desert near Jubail to see the oldest extant Christian church in the world. And there it was, surrounded by a chain-link fence to keep casual visitors and foreign archaeologists out. Experts who saw the site before it was closed said that the church was built by Nestorian Christians, and was probably used from the 4th to the 9th century. Its existence embarrassed the Saudi government, which prefers to believe that Arabia went straight from paganism to Islam....
  • Malaysia: 3 More Churches Attacked

    01/10/2010 6:52:36 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 8 replies · 398+ views
    Logan's Warning ^ | January 10Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Here is a followup to the “Malaysia: Churches Firebombed” story. Obviously things are getting worse for Christians stuck in Islamic countries. Anyone hear from the Pope lately? 3 more churches attacked in Malaysia in Allah feud By EILEEN NG
  • In Malaysia, Uproar Grows Over Use of Word ‘Allah’ (several churches firebombed)

    01/10/2010 1:54:56 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies · 407+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2010 | Seth Mydans
    An uproar among Muslims in Malaysia over the use of the word Allah by Christians spread over the weekend with the firebombing and vandalizing of several churches, increasing tensions at a time of political turbulence. Arsonists struck three churches and a convent school early Sunday and splashed black paint on another church. This followed the firebombing of four churches on Friday and Saturday. No injuries were reported, and only one of the churches, Metro Tabernacle in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, suffered extensive damage. The attacks, unlike anything Malaysia has seen before, have shaken a country where many Muslims are angry...
  • Malaysian church fire-bombed ahead of Muslim protests

    01/08/2010 10:31:19 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 356+ views
    Channel News Asia ^ | January 8, 2010
    KUALA LUMPUR: A church in Malaysia has been fire-bombed in an attack that gutted its ground floor, church officials said on Friday, escalating a dispute over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims. A fire department official said all stations were on alert for more blazes at religious buildings, ahead of planned nationwide protests on Friday by Muslim groups angry over the use of the word as a translation for the Christian "God." The three-storey Metro Tabernacle church in suburban Kuala Lumpur was set ablaze in the attack which took place around midnight, said church leader Peter Yeow, 62....
  • Malaysian Churches Fire-Bombed as "Allah" Row Escalates

    01/08/2010 6:18:54 AM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies · 474+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/8/10
    Three churches have been attacked in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, ahead of protests by Muslim groups. The administrative offices of one church were destroyed by a firebomb attack and one of the other two churches attacked was slightly damaged. Some Muslim groups are angry at a court decision allowing non-Muslims to use the word Allah to refer to God. The government of the mainly Muslim nation has condemned the attacks on the churches and vowed to take action. About 60% of Malaysians are Malay Muslims and the government relies on their vote. map of Kuala Lumpur showing location of churches...
  • 3 Malaysian churches attacked in 'Allah' dispute

    01/07/2010 11:31:58 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies · 434+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | January 8, 2010 | By VIJAY JOSHI
    Three Malaysian churches were attacked with firebombs, causing extensive damage to one, as Muslims pledged Friday to prevent Christians from using the word "Allah," escalating religious tensions in the multiracial country. Many Malay Muslims, who make up 60 percent of the population, are incensed by a recent High Court decision to overturn a ban on Roman Catholics using "Allah" as a translation for God in the Malay-language edition of their main newspaper, the Herald. The government says Allah, an Arabic word that predates Islam, is exclusive to the faith and by extension to Malays. It refuses to make an exception,...
  • Malaysia Court Rules Catholic Paper Can Print ‘Allah’

    12/31/2009 2:55:53 AM PST · by paudio · 11 replies · 371+ views
    Business Week ^ | December 31, 2009 | Manirajan Ramasamy and Ranjeetha Pakiam
    Malaysia’s High Court ruled that a government ban on non-Muslim publications using the word “Allah” is unconstitutional, settling a dispute that stoked questions about religious freedom in the country. The Herald, a weekly publication of the Catholic Church of Malaysia, filed for a judicial review after it was temporarily ordered to stop publishing for two weeks in December 2007 after using the word, which means “God,” in its Malay-language section.
  • Malaysia's stolen jet engines traced to Argentina: police

    12/26/2009 8:34:21 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 821+ views
    Space War ^ | 12/24/2009 | Kuala Lumpur
    Two missing US-made fighter jet engines, worth 29 million dollars and stolen from a Malaysian military airbase, have been traced to Argentina, police said Thursday. Police chief Musa Hasan said officers were checking with their counterparts in Buenos Aires to confirm if the missing engines are still in the country. "The stolen engines have been taken to Argentina," the police chief told AFP. "We have to check if the engines are still in that country." Musa told the Star newspaper that several top airforce officers, including generals, are expected to be questioned in connection with the theft. Four people, including...
  • World's Friendliest Countries (South Africa, Bahrain, Malaysia- United States dead last)

    12/26/2009 11:50:04 AM PST · by civilwar2 · 13 replies · 1,078+ views
    Forbes ^ | 12-26-09 | Rebecca Ruiz
    The Middle East has long had a reputation for being one of the world's perennial trouble spots. But for expatriates, the tiny Persian Gulf county Bahrain ranks as one of the most welcoming places to work.That's the surprising result of a new survey of 3,100 expatriates conducted by HSBC Bank. Bahrain ranked first in one key measure of how easy it is for expatriates to set up a new life for their families. It received high marks from expats who like the country's easy access to modern health
  • Malaysia denies role in smuggling nuclear weapons to Iran

    11/24/2009 12:45:39 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 392+ views
    Space War ^ | 11/24/2009 | Staff Writers via AFP
    Malaysia denied Tuesday any role in the illegal export of nuclear weapons to Iran but confirmed the involvement of a national in the export of potential military and explosive components. Deputy foreign minister A. Kohilan Pillay told AFP Malaysia was not a centre for nuclear weapons shipments to Iran. "Our country is not a centre for nuclear components or weapons or other weapons trans-shipments to Iran or anywhere else. We do not condone such activities," he said. Kohilan however confirmed Malaysian Brian Kaam and Iranian Majid Seif, who lives in Malaysia, along with two local companies, were among eight people...
  • THE INTERNET IS NOT A VIRTUAL SAFE HAVEN...

    11/12/2009 1:47:16 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 661+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | 12 November 2009 | n/a
    THE INTERNET IS NOT A VIRTUAL SAFE HAVEN... ...but Malaysia is. Witness, for example, the current set of Taliban sites operating in Malaysia:
  • Malaysia Withholds 'Allah Bibles'

    11/04/2009 3:02:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 485+ views
    BBCNews ^ | November 04th 2009
    Malaysia Withholds 'Allah Bibles' By Robert Pigott BBC News, Religious affairs correspondent About two-thirds of Malaysia's population is Muslim The Malaysian government has refused to release 10,000 Bibles which it seized because they contained the word Allah to refer to God. The government, which is dominated by Muslim Malays, claims that the word Allah is Islamic and that its use in Bibles could upset Muslims. The Roman Catholic Church is challenging the ban in court. Religion has become highly sensitive in Malaysia, where about two-thirds of the population is Muslim. Religious minorities have accused the government of undermining their rights....
  • Trashing The MiG-29

    11/02/2009 4:29:11 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 56 replies · 2,904+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 11/02/2009 | The Strategy Page
    Malaysia admitted that it is getting rid of its MiG-29 fighters because the aircraft are too expensive to maintain. It costs about $5 million a year, per aircraft, to keep them in flying condition. Three years ago, Malaysia bought two more MiG-29s, in addition to the 18 it got in the 1990s. Two of those were lost due to accidents. Malaysia has since ordered 18 Su-30 fighters, and will apparently order more to replace the MiG-29s. Malaysia also bought eight F-18Ds in the 1990s, and is getting rid of those as well. Russia has offered better prices on maintenance contracts...