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  • Iran-backed Tawhid-Salam network targeted NATO radar base in Turkey

    03/03/2015 2:11:05 AM PST · by piasa · 9 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | August 22, 2014 | BAYRAM KAYA
    Operatives of a secretive Iran-backed terrorist network in Turkey scouted the area hosting a radar site in Malatya's Kürecik district that is part of a NATO early warning radar system, an ongoing investigation has revealed. According to an 854-page police investigation on the Tawhid-Salam terror network obtained by Today's Zaman, witness testimony provided to the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office on March 22, 2013 indicated that suspects tied to Iranian intelligence had collected information about Kürecik. The witness said many front companies with the cover of legitimate businesses such as real estate agencies or bookstores had been established in Malatya by...
  • Video of Small Girl’s Reaction to Muslim Call to Prayer Goes Viral

    09/07/2014 2:12:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    A video showing a small girl's reaction after hearing the Muslim call to prayer for the first time has gone viral on the internet. The incident reportedly took place in a shopping center in Dubai.
  • Sweden: Mosque to Blast Prayer Calls from Minaret

    10/01/2012 12:44:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies ^ | Oct. 1, 2012 | Soeren Kern
    A mosque in Stockholm has received initial approval to begin sounding public prayer calls from its minaret, the first time such permission has ever been granted in Sweden. A majority of the members of the city planning committee in the southern Stockholm suburb of Botkyrka voted on September 25 to repeal a 1994 prohibition on such prayer calls, thereby opening the way for a muezzin to begin calling Muslims to prayer from the top of a 32-meter (104-foot) minaret at a Turkish mosque in the Fittja district of the city. The issue was put to a vote after Ismail Okur,...
  • Likud Ministers: Noisy Mosques? What about Synagogues?

    12/12/2011 4:03:34 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/12/11 | Gil Ronen
    Several Likud ministers oppose a bill proposed by MK Anastasia Michaeli (Israel is Our Home) for limiting the noise from mosque minarets. As a result, the bill did not come up for a vote in the Ministerial Committee for Legislation Sunday, and its fate is unclear. Lack of support in the ministerial committee usually spells doom for Knesset bills. Ministers Dan Meridor, Michael Eitan, Limor Livnat and Benny Begin are reportedly opposed to the law, which leftists call "the law for muzzling Muezzins," and ministers Gideon Saar and Moshe Cachlon are reportedly also expected to vote against it. Unnamed sources...
  • The Mysterious Minaret of Jam

    07/10/2011 6:48:16 PM PDT · by Palter · 21 replies
    DRB ^ | 02 July 2011
    The 12-Century Wonder and Mystery of Afghanistan Built back in 1190s by the once great Ghorid empire, this enigmatic and intricately-ornamented ancient "skyscraper" stands like a missile pointing at the stars - a 65-meter high minaret, the second biggest religious monument of its kind in the world. Originally it was topped by the lantern - making it a sort of the dry land lighthouse (!), surrounded by the 2400m high mountains: (Note a white jeep crossing the river in photo above: there was a bridge before, but it was destroyed during wartime...) Amazingly, this imposing structure was standing forgotten for...
  • Cardinal Koch says, "German Politicians Have Fearfully Underestimated Islam-Problem

    10/29/2010 6:45:20 PM PDT · by 0beron · 14 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/29/2010 | Tancred
    The Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch is the new Official heading the Vatican Office for Ecumenism. A discussion about Christian in the Holy Land, Minarets in Europe and the current Islam-Debate. Rome ( As the successor of the Curial Cardinal, Walter Kasper, the former Basel Archbishop Kurt Koch will become the next President for the Papal Adviser for the Promotion of the Unity of Christians -- a kind of "ecumenical minister" of the Vatican. Koch was born in 1950 in Emmenbrucke in the Canton of Luzern. As his first challenge was a two week Synod in the Vatican on the situation...
  • Obama’s ‘Outreach’: Millions to be Spent Restoring Islamic Sites Worldwide

    08/25/2010 10:08:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies
    Un:dhimmi ...: Washington Post ^ | August 25th, 2010 | Un:dhimmi ...:
    As US President Barack Hussein Obama continues on his seemingly endless quest to appease Muslims, with instructions to NASA to ‘find a way’ to reach them, Iftar dinners at the White House and the US State Dept.’s sponsorship of Ground Zero Mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s forthcoming ’speaking tour’ of Muslim countries (without knowledge of what exactly he’ll be talking about); it emerges that that his administration is also planning to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on the restoration of dozens of Muslim sites around the world... Throughout his administration, Obama has been fervent in his support of Islam and...
  • Help me to understand.. Symbology of a Minaret ? (Vanity)

    08/16/2010 7:35:34 PM PDT · by Celerity · 38 replies
    Hello Freepers ! Not all churches have steeples, and not all mosques have Minarets. What is the purpose of a Minaret ? My internet research is taking me into places I would rather not dwell (Like Islam conversion sites and other mind-numbing dreck) I see a few Mosques on US soil - But this Minaret thingy seems to suggest that a mosque is special in some way. Anyone know ?
  • California: Pro-Sharia Mosque Gets OK to Build 64 Ft Minaret

    08/13/2010 9:53:01 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 20 replies
    Logans Warning ^ | August 13Th 2010 | Christopher Logan
    In another step forward towards the Islamification of America, a Santa Clara Mosque has been given the OK to put up a sign of Islamic dominance, in a 64 Ft minaret. The Muslim Community Association runs the Mosque, and it sure would have been nice if the people of the community, would have taken the time to gather some back round information on them. From the MCA “constitution”… Whereas we, the Muslims of the San Francisco Bay area, recognize Islam as a total way of life and have pledged to endeavor practicing it as such, we do hereby adopt and...
  • Report: 36 dead in Morocco minaret collapse

    02/19/2010 2:47:13 PM PST · by Justaham · 44 replies · 1,593+ views
    RABAT, Morocco - A minaret collapsed during Friday prayers at a crowded mosque in the old town of the historic Moroccan city of Meknes, killing 36 people and injuring 71, the official MAP news agency said. Officials blamed the accident on heavy rain that had weakened the minaret at the Bab Berdieyinne Mosque, according to a statement released by the Interior Ministry. King Mohammed VI sent the interior minister and religious affairs minister to Meknes, a UNESCO heritage city and one of Morocco's four imperial cities, some 60 miles east of the capital Rabat.
  • Why are the Swiss upset by Minarets?

    12/12/2009 11:23:03 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies · 546+ views ^ | Wednesday, December 09, 2009 | Michael Cook
    Last month the Swiss voted in a referendum to ban minarets, the prayer towers attached to some mosques. To the astonishment of the media, the churches and the politicians, it was approved by a clear overall majority of 57.5 percent of the vote, with 22 of Switzerland’s 26 cantons backing it. If it survives a legal challenge in the European Court of Human Rights, a paragraph will be added to Article 72 of the Federal Constitution: "The building of minarets is forbidden." The news was swiftly condemned around the world, not only by Muslims, but even by Swiss Catholic bishops,...
  • t whose idea was Swiss minaret ban anyhow? (a Turk)

    12/09/2009 2:15:18 PM PST · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 345+ views
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | December 09 2009 | ZAFER ATAMER
    The architect of the controversial Swiss referendum that resulted in a ban on the construction of minarets has a Turkish heritage, daily Milliyet reported on Wednesday. Born in the Aegean province of Ä°zmir to a Turkish father and a Swiss mother, Soli PardoÂ’s family moved to Switzerland when he was 5 years old, the daily said. Swiss voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban on minarets on Nov. 29, barring construction of the iconic mosque towers in a surprise vote that put Switzerland at the forefront of a European backlash against a growing Muslim population. The referendum by the nationalist Swiss...
  • The Swiss should have voted against the Minaret ZOT!

    12/06/2009 8:23:17 PM PST · by Ahilsum · 99 replies · 2,589+ views
    07/12/09 | Ahilsum
    # Freedom of religion is fundamental to Swiss law and European human rights treaties. # A minaret is a simple and common architectural feature of a mosque, and is neither a safety risk nor a public nuisance. # A minaret carries no political symbolism or significance. # Advertising campaigns to promote the law were racist. # The law may alienate Swiss Muslims, who are largely of European origin and are known to be moderate. # The international outcry against the law may have a negative influence on the Swiss economy and foreign relations
  • Fr. Samir: The refusal of the minarets, an opportunity to rethink Islam and Europe

    12/04/2009 6:19:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 688+ views
    Asia News ^ | 12/04/2009 | Samir Khalil Samir
    Opinion polls in Europe show that the Swiss referendum would have also won in France, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria. The no to the minaret is a no to the increasing (and never satisfied) Islamist demands. The European population thinks differently and wants its leaders to reaffirm its identity. The no to the minarets is an invitation to true dialogue. Paris (AsiaNews) - The outcome of the Swiss referendum has aroused a wave of inquiries and questions Snip... Typically politicians have reacted negatively, criticizing this vote. Instead, people in Europe have been in favour of the outcome. Some sites...
  • Europe's press says Swiss ban sends wrong signal

    12/01/2009 6:32:54 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 32 replies · 1,142+ views
    BBC ^ | Dec 1, 2009
    European papers are dismayed by Switzerland's popular vote to ban the building of minarets. Some fear it will backfire, sending the wrong signal to the Muslim world and setting a precedent for other parts of Europe. Several papers criticise the type of democracy practised in Switzerland, which allows ordinary people rather than elected representatives to decide on such matters. However, one popular Swiss tabloid defends the ban as a starting point for a debate on tolerance.
  • Swiss Minaret Ban Anti-Libertarian

    11/30/2009 11:45:15 AM PST · by Anarchydeluxe · 21 replies · 755+ views
    Anarchy Deluxe ^ | 11/30/2009 | Michael Nichols
    The WSJ calls the Swiss Minaret ban stupid, but, in my opinion, that doesn't go far enough. The ban is not only stupid; it is anti-libertarian. It is a commonly known fact that Europe is struggling with its Muslim immigrants, many of whom come from Muslim countries. These Muslim immigrants have incredible difficulties integrating into society. In Germany, Turkish immigrants still don't speak German by the third generation. Many Germans will tell you in private conversations that foreigners refuse to adapt to the European way of life and many Germans associate this refusal with Islam itself. Such expressions of opinion...
  • Europe unites to deplore Swiss ban on minarets (euro elites deeply upset)

    11/30/2009 6:19:09 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 70 replies · 2,458+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 11/30/09 | Charles Bremner
    November 30, 2009 Europe unites to deplore Swiss ban on minarets Charles Bremner in Paris The Swiss and European establishment united today in deploring yesterday's decision by Swiss voters to outlaw the construction of minarets but conservative leaders warned that the referendum showed genuine fear over Islam on the continent. Swiss officials, media and business leaders voiced shame over a vote that they say will stigmatise the country's 400,000 Muslims and stain Switzerland's name in the Muslim world. In contrast, hard right leaders in France, Austria, Italy and the Netherlands hailed what they depicted as a triumph for the people...
  • Report: Swiss Pass Ban on Minarets

    11/29/2009 10:37:30 AM PST · by Tigen · 37 replies · 1,863+ views
    INN ^ | 11-29-09 | Reported
    Early results indicated Sunday afternoon that voters in Switzerland had approved a law that would prohibit construction of minarets atop mosques in the country. The measure was decided in a referendum conducted Sunday.
  • Switzerland appears to have backed minaret ban

    11/29/2009 10:13:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 693+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 11/29.09 | Alexandra Williams in Geneva and Bruno Waterfield
    Thirty minutes after the referendum finished at midday, Swiss television reported: “The initiative would appear to be accepted. There is a positive trend. It’s a huge surprise.” According to the respected gfs.bern polling institute an estimated 59 per cent of voters backed the ban. A majority of cantons were also in support of the initiative. “A majority have voted for a nationwide ban on the construction of minarets,” said the institute’s director Claude Longchamp, speaking on Swiss Radio DRS.
  • Switzerland appears to have backed minaret ban (Swiss slap down Muslims)

    11/29/2009 5:32:56 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 122 replies · 5,459+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 11/29/09 | Alexandra Williams and Bruno Waterfield
    Switzerland appears to have backed minaret ban Voters in Switzerland appeared to have backed a call to ban minarets from mosques, according to early exit poll results. By Alexandra Williams in Geneva and Bruno Waterfield Published: 10:16AM GMT 29 Nov 2009 Thirty minutes after the referendum finished at midday, Swiss television reported: “The initiative would appear to be accepted. There is a positive trend. It’s a huge surprise.” According to the respected gfs.bern polling institute an estimated 59 per cent of voters backed the ban. A majority of cantons were also in support of the initiative. “A majority have voted...
  • Zurich allows anti-minaret poster

    10/08/2009 10:58:17 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 3 replies · 1,242+ views
    bbc ^ | 8 October 2009
    Switzerland's biggest city, Zurich, has allowed the use of a controversial poster which urges a ban on the building of minarets in the country. The poster shows a woman dressed in a burka in front of missile-shaped minarets standing on a Swiss flag. But Zurich city council said campaign posters were protected by free speech. The advert is being used by the far-right Swiss People's Party (SVP) ahead of next month's referendum on whether to ban the building of new minarets.....
  • New mosque, Islamic center at Boston

    07/25/2009 9:44:56 PM PDT · by americanophile · 17 replies · 1,520+ views
    Saudi Gazette ^ | July, 26 2009 | SG
    BOSTON – A crowd of hundreds of local Muslims inaugurated a large new mosque last week in Roxbury Crossing. The 68,000 sq foot Islamic Cultural Center in the heart of Boston, designed by Dr. Sami Angawi, and pioneered by board member Dr. Walid Fitaihi, Dr. Osama Kandeel and others, celebrated its inauguration with the historic attendance of the first Muslim in the United States Congress, Keith Ellison, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. This new Islamic cultural center in America is tremendously significant as it resides 5 minutes from the heart of downtown Boston and less than...
  • Swiss far right forces vote on minaret ban

    07/08/2008 1:46:23 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 36 replies · 106+ views ^ | July 8, 2008 | Matthew Weaver
    Far right groups in Switzerland have collected enough signatures to force a nationwide referendum on banning minarets, the distinctive towers of Islamic architecture. In what is being seen as a sign of growing Islamophobia in Europe, more than 100,000 Swiss citizens signed a petition to halt the construction of minarets. Under Switzerland's direct democracy rules, that level of support is enough to trigger a referendum. The Swiss interior ministry today confirmed a vote would take place, without setting a date. The petition was launched by Ulrich Schlüer an MP from the controversial Swiss People's party, which was accused of racist...
  • Muslim Grievance Theater: Hijab Women Dissed @ Obama Rally Are Muslim Terror Front-Group Activists

    06/19/2008 12:07:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 746+ views ^ | June 19, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    - Top Islamic Proselytizer As soon as I heard about the Muslim women in hijabs being excluded from sitting behind Barack Obama at a Michigan rally, I knew what you probably knew: that CAIR and ADC and MPAC and ISNA, the alphabet soup of terrorist-sympathizing, pan-HAMAS/Hezbollah Islamofascist grievance theater, would milk the story like there's no tomorrow. It was ripe fodder for their PR branch of the jihad against America and the West. Now, I've come to learn that one of the hijab-encrusted, rejected whiners, Hebba Aref, was an official of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), in charge of proselytizing....
  • In Oxford, Muslim call to prayer sounds strained note

    03/15/2008 10:57:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 2,173+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/15/08 | Loic Vennin
    OXFORD, England (AFP) - Famous for its university and quintessentially English "dreaming spires," the city of Oxford has been plunged into controversy over the sound of Muslim call to prayer from a local mosque. Those church spires have been joined by a minaret, with a loudspeaker on top which has triggered protests from locals concerned about the influx of a foreign culture. "I don't have any problem with Islam but don't force it on people," said Oxford University historian Allan Chapman, whose typically English house has a view of both the minaret and the nearby Church of Saint Mary and...
  • Don’t Meet Me in St. Louis, Part II (Islamic prayer tower under construction)

    02/18/2008 6:58:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 53 replies · 412+ views
    Republican Riot ^ | February 18, 2008 | Julia Gorin
    I mentioned last week that a local St. Louis radio station reported that a minaret (Islamic prayer tower) was being built — but that I was awaiting confirmation. Well now we have it from reader Zachary B., who has taken photos of it for us, as it’s fewer than six blocks from his house...
  • In a Europe Torn Over Mosques, A City Offers Accommodation {ROP-European socialist barf alert}

    12/09/2007 8:51:33 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 12 replies · 190+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 9, 2007 | Molly Moore
    CRETEIL, France -- ...200 Muslim worshipers crowded into a former carpentry workshop here for noon prayers. The men knelt on red carpets in a first-floor hall, the women squeezed into the tiny office upstairs....But next June, Creteil's Muslims are scheduled to move into a new, $7.4 million mosque with room for more than 2,500 worshipers. The nearly finished building, with its 81-foot minaret, stands on a knoll overlooking the town's picturesque lake, within sight of city hall... The mosque will make Creteil something of an exception in Europe. From London to Cologne to Marseille, governments and residents are fighting the...
  • Spiraling out of control

    10/22/2006 8:32:55 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 7 replies · 742+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct. 19, 2006 15:39 | Updated Oct. 23, 2006 0:49 | KSENIA SVETLOVA
    Oct. 19, 2006 15:39 | Updated Oct. 23, 2006 0:49 Spiraling out of control By KSENIA SVETLOVA From the veranda of the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus, the call for the Maghreb (evening) prayer permeates the warm Jerusalem fall air. A thousand different voices repeat the ancient formula from all across the town, although the loudest call without a doubt comes from Al-Aksa's four minarets. Soon, if the plan announced last week by Jordanian King Abdullah II becomes a reality, a fifth minaret will be added. The Hashemite monarch's announcement last week seems to have detonated a small bomb in...
  • Synagogue Planned For Temple Mount, Hashemites to Add Minaret

    10/10/2006 6:29:36 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 11 replies · 831+ views ^ | 14:14 Oct 10, '06 / 18 Tishrei 5767 | Ezra HaLevi
    Synagogue Planned For Temple Mount, Hashemites to Add Minaret 14:14 Oct 10, '06 / 18 Tishrei 5767 by Ezra HaLevi MK Uri Ariel (National Union) is drawing up plans to construct a synagogue on the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site. Jordan's King Hussein plans to build a fifth minaret on the site as well. The synagogue would be build upon the Temple Mount, but in an area that is indisputably not within the areas that require immersion and other preparations, according to Jewish law. Ariel says that the synagogue would not change the Muslim status quo on the mount, which...
  • Israel Complacent - Muslims Seek to Strengthen Hold on Mount

    10/12/2006 7:24:57 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 8 replies · 422+ views ^ | 15:11 Oct 12, '06 / 20 Tishrei 5767 | Yechiel Spira
    Israel Complacent - Muslims Seek to Strengthen Hold on Mount 15:11 Oct 12, '06 / 20 Tishrei 5767 by Yechiel Spira Israel is not expressing objections to the construction of a fifth Temple Mount minaret, in line with Jordanian plans. Jordan’s King Abdullah II announced plans this week to construct a fifth minaret on the Temple Mount, a move that would further increase the Islamic occupation of the site, the holiest site to the Jewish People. Ironically, shortly following the liberation of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in the 1967 Six Day War, the Israeli government decided to return the...
  • Israel unopposed to building of 5th Temple Mount minaret

    10/11/2006 9:02:52 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 16 replies · 663+ views
    JPost ^ | Oct. 11, 2006 | Etgar Lefkovits
    Israel unopposed to building of 5th Temple Mount minaret , THE JERUSALEM POST Oct. 11, 2006 Israel has not objected to Jordanian plans to construct a fifth minaret on the Temple Mount, and the Hashemite Kingdom is pressing ahead with plans to do so early next year, a senior Jordanian official said Wednesday. The minaret, which will be constructed on the eastern wall of the Temple Mount near the Golden Gate, will at 42 meters be the highest of the minarets on the Mount and the first to be built in more than 600 years, Dr. Raief Najim, vice chairman...
  • Writer facing jail for mosque threat

    06/06/2006 6:04:37 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 39 replies · 1,304+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | June 7, 2006 | Malcolm Moore
    The Italian author Oriana Fallaci, who once wrote that Muslims "breed like rats", may be facing up to three years in prison after she vowed to blow up a mosque.Ms Fallaci, 75, who has cancer, is due to appear in court next week charged with the lesser offence of vilifying Islam, punishable with a £3,450 fine. But after her latest outburst in the New Yorker last week Muslim leaders are demanding that she be tried for inciting religious hatred, which carries a three-year jail term. The former journalist, who has said she will not attend Monday's hearing in Bergamo, told...
  • "Islam: What the West Needs to Know" [documentary film, 2005 (2006?)]

    01/26/2006 6:21:12 PM PST · by Dajjal · 30 replies · 7,001+ views
    Quixotic Media, LLC ^ | no date (Jan. 2006?) | Quixotic Media, LLC
    Where it's playing: The film will premiere at the American Film Renaissance’s Hollywood Film Festival on January 15, 2006 at 3PM. About the project: What the West Needs to Know Islam, violence, and the fate of the non-Muslim world. 95 mins Main Idea Virtually every major Western leader has over the past several years expressed the view that Islam is a peaceful religion and that those who commit violence in its name are fanatics who misinterpret its tenets. This claim, while widely circulated, rarely attracts serious public examination. Relying primarily on Islam’s own sources, this documentary demonstrates that Islam is...
  • From Tapes, a Chilling Voice of Islamic Radicalism in Europe

    11/17/2005 11:29:18 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 23 replies · 1,185+ views
    New York Times ^ | Published: November 18, 2005 | By ELAINE SCIOLINO
    MILAN - Playing an Internet video one evening last year, an Egyptian radical living in Milan reveled as the head of an American, Nicholas Berg, was sawed off by his Iraqi captors. Yahia Ragheh, foreground, and Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed being led into a Milan court last month, charged with ties to a terror network. "Go to hell, enemy of God!" shouted the man, Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed, as Mr. Berg's screams were broadcast. "Kill him! Kill him! Yes, like that! Cut his throat properly. Cut his head off! If I had been there, I would have burned him to...
  • Gun found in bag of Iraqi woman, plane flies safely

    11/16/2005 4:05:35 AM PST · by Dog · 44 replies · 4,787+ views
    Kuna ^ | Nov 15 2005
    DAMASCUS, Nov 15 (KUNA) -- A Gulf Air passenger plane took off to Manama safely from Damascus International Airport on Tuesday after the flight was delayed due to location of a gun in a bag, a Bahraini diplomatic source said. The source told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the flight was delayed after the Syrian authorities detained seven Iraqi women who tried to board the plane with a gun concealed in one of their bags.Preliminary interrogations revealed that a man, who did not show up at the air facility, was expected to accompany them on the flight. The women and...
  • Will London burn too?

    11/10/2005 7:26:57 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 19 replies · 1,546+ views
    The Spectator ^ | Issue: 12 November 2005 | Patrick Sookhdeo
    Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality, has warned recently of ‘sleepwalking our way to segregation’. Although he was not speaking principally about Muslims, they have become perhaps the most dominant group in British society. Divided along ethnic and sectarian lines, Muslims are nevertheless united by their creed, their law and the powerful concept of the umma, the totality of Muslims worldwide. The process of migrating and establishing a Muslim community in a non-Muslim context has an important place in Islamic theology. The word hijra is used to describe such a migration, in particular the migration of Mohammed...
  • The crescent of fear

    11/10/2005 7:31:45 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 18 replies · 1,435+ views
    Spectator ^ | Issue: 12 November 2005 | Rod Liddle
    As France burned, the mullahs arrived on the scene, shook their heads sadly and immediately issued a fatwa. However, for the many Frenchmen who may have shuddered inwardly when they heard the term so invoked, this was a good fatwa, a nice fatwa, a fatwa to be proud of. The mullahs swung by and ordained that Allah would be extremely cross if Muslims torched any more cars, shot any more policemen, lobbed any more petrol bombs or murdered any more elderly white people. Allah wanted Muslims instead to stay at home, potter about the house, maybe watch a little TV....
  • The Season of Jihad

    11/10/2005 6:12:06 AM PST · by RepublicNewbie · 22 replies · 3,324+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 11\10\05 | Sher Zieve
    The worldwide Islamic jihad has begun. The riots in France are not isolated incidents of "disenfranchised Muslim youths". They are being organized and coordinated by adults. Shortly after the rioting began, French police discovered at least one warehouse facility that contained bomb making ingredients, Molotov cocktails, black masks to hide behind, motorcycles and cell phones. This "insurgency", or more appropriately-terrorism-was planned. The Islamic mayhem in France and Denmark, and now the beginnings of the same chaos in Germany and Belgium, are neither unexpected nor are they coincidences.
  • Gunships Level Minaret As US Cancels Assault

    04/26/2004 6:17:40 PM PDT · by blam · 123 replies · 393+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-27-2004 | David Rennie
    Gunships level minaret as US cancels assault By David Rennie in Washington and Toby Harnden in Baghdad (Filed: 27/04/2004) An American assault on the Iraqi city of Fallujah was postponed yesterday after local commanders said bloody urban warfare could provoke retaliation across the country and protests throughout the Muslim world. The commanders, citing progress in political negotiations on Saturday night, agreed to extend the threadbare "ceasefire" for at least two more days despite residents' failure to surrender heavy weapons as demanded. US army vehicles wrecked by an explosion in Baghdad But yesterday morning a fierce battle left marines "fighting like...