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  • Report: Saudi Arabia Seeks Reform Towards ‘Moderate Islam’

    01/12/2018 4:39:43 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | John Hayward
    The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) noted on Thursday that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is pushing a return to “the tolerant, moderate Islam that is open to the world, to all the religions and traditions of its people” as part of Saudi Arabia’s major economic reform plan. At the heart of Saudi Arabia’s recent cultural and political upheaval is an understanding that the country must become more compatible with the Western world and more hospitable to foreign investment, in order to manage the transition away from an oil-based economy with limitless deep pockets. Possibly the trickiest aspect of this...
  • Texas imam calls for Israel's destruction

    12/10/2017 10:05:13 AM PST · by yoe · 38 replies
    WND ^ | December 9, 2017 | Staff
    Following President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a Texas-based Islamic cleric has posted a recorded prayer on his Facebook page calling for Israel’s destruction, along with “their allies, and those who assist them and those who allowed them into the abodes of the Muslims.” While Sheikh Ramadan Elsabagh does not mention Trump’s Wednesday proclamation ( the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which translated the message from Arabic, interprets it as a “clear reaction.” Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/12/texas-imam-calls-for-israels-destruction-in-arabic/#FO1MoC1lR5KKdtbW.99)[snip]“Oh Allah save [Al Aqsa] from the hands of the accursed violators, whom you have cursed in every book, and cursed them through...
  • Turkey Rejects "Moderate Islam"

    12/01/2017 6:47:35 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | November 30, 2017 at 4:00 am | Uzay Bulut
    "These epithets of 'moderate Islam' are very ugly, it is disrespectful and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that's it." — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. In keeping with Erdoğan's assertions, the Turkish government-funded Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) published in July a detailed 140-page report, which stated that Islam is "superior" to Judaism and Christianity, and that "interfaith dialogue is unacceptable." "The word kafir is the worst word in the human language. It is far worse than the n-word, because the n-word is a personal opinion, whereas, kafir...
  • Democrat Northam wins Virginia governor's race

    11/07/2017 5:25:42 PM PST · by Coronal · 145 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 7, 2017 | Associated Press
    Democrat Ralph Northam has won Virginia's race for governor. Early unofficial results show Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie on Tuesday. Virginia's hard-fought race was closely watched as a swing-state test of President Donald Trump's popularity. Northam, a pediatric neurologist and the state's lieutenant governor, repeatedly tried to tie Gillespie to the president during months of divisive campaigning overshadowed by racial overtones and attack ads. Northam's victory was in large part due to a surge in anti-Trump energy since the president took office. Democrats said they had record levels of enthusiasm heading into the race. Gillespie kept Trump at a distance...
  • Saudi crown prince rattles Turkish Islamists

    11/01/2017 10:50:39 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | October 31, 2017 | Semih Idiz
    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s vow to turn Saudi Arabia into a moderate Islamic country may have been welcomed by the West, but it did not go down well in Turkey — especially among Islamists — and fueled long-standing suspicions about "imperial US designs against the Islamic world."Ever since former US Secretary of State Colin Powell declared Turkey to be a “moderate Islamic republic” in 2004, the concept of moderate Islam has raised the hackles of Turkish secularists and Islamists alike. Still smarting over 9/11, Washington was searching at the time for a model against radical Islam that reflected...
  • 'He is NOT an extremist' Family of Notre Dame hammer attack suspect left shocked

    06/10/2017 12:24:37 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 19 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 06/08/2017 | Romina McGuinness
    THE family of the man accused of carrying out a terror attack at Notre Dame cathedral have said the terror suspect is "not an extremist". Farid Ikken, 40, was shot in the chest as he lunged at a police officer outside the world-famous cathedral on Tuesday afternoon and is currently under guard at a Paris hospital. The Algerian journalist reportedly shouted “this is for Syria” as he attacked a police officer with a hammer outside the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. A video of the suspect pledging allegiance to Islamic State (ISIS) was later found in his flat in the...
  • Spain: "Pacifist" Imam Arrested on Terror Charges

    05/14/2017 8:42:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 11, 2017 at 5:00 am | Soeren Kern
    Spanish authorities have arrested a Muslim cleric — whom the New York Times once praised for his efforts to fight radicalization within Germany’s Islamic community — for alleged ties to the Islamic State. Hesham Shashaa (aka Abu Adam), a 46-year-old Egyptian-Palestinian, was detained near Alicante in southeastern Spain on April 26 on charges of aiding the Islamic State, extolling terrorism and promoting Salafi-jihadism. The Spanish Interior Ministry said that Shashaa had facilitated the travel to Spain of Islamic State jihadists from Syria and Iraq by providing them with money, refuge and fake documents. Most recently, Shashaa had made arrangements for...
  • Trump takes a centrist tack on economic policy, abandoning campaign pledges

    04/12/2017 5:57:06 PM PDT · by PK1991 · 76 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | April 12, 2017 | By Damian Paletta and Ana Swanson
    "President Trump is abandoning a number of his key campaign promises on economic policy, adopting instead many of the centrist positions he railed against while campaigning as a populist. Trump will not label China a “currency manipulator,” he told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, despite a campaign pledge that he would apply the label on his first day in office. He also said he was open to reappointing Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet L. Yellen after saying last year that the central banker should be “ashamed” of what she was doing to the country. And he embraced the Export-Import...
  • Not moderate; not radical: simply Islam

    01/18/2017 8:45:26 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/17 | Victor Sharpe
    Connor Cruise O’Brien back in 1995 tried to warn the world that what is happening is not some aberrant phenomenon called radical Islam, but a revival of authentic Islam itself I remember several years ago reading the words of the late and much missed Dr. Conor Cruise O’Brien. The good doctor was referring to the erroneous belief that there is such a thing as moderate Islam set against radical Islam.
  • Moderate Muslims Cannot Save Us

    09/11/2016 3:04:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | September 11, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Moderate Muslims cannot save us because they do not have a theological leg to stand on. These moderates provide cover for the activated Muslims. They do not hold rallies against jihad, Islamic jew-hatred, creed apartheid,gender apartheid, and holy war. On the contrary, their silence speaks volumes.
  • Glick: Obama and the Moderate Muslims [1 John 2]

    06/17/2016 2:57:55 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/17/2016 | Caroline Glick
    As far as the White House is concerned, Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic's top reporter, is President Barack Obama's unofficial mouthpiece. This was one of the many things we learned from The New York Times in David Samuels's profile of Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes. In the course of explaining how Rhodes was able to sell Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, despite the fact that it cleared Iran's path to a nuclear arsenal while giving the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism more than a hundred billion dollars, Samuels reported that "handpicked Beltway insiders like Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic......
  • Top Pakistani religious body rules women's protection law 'un-Islamic'

    03/03/2016 2:42:30 PM PST · by amorphous · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3 Mar 2016 | Mehreen Zahra-Malik
    A powerful Pakistani religious body that advises the government on the compatibility of laws with Islam on Thursday declared a new law that criminalizes violence against women to be "un-Islamic." The Women's Protection Act, passed by Pakistan's largest province of Punjab last week, gives unprecedented legal protection to women from domestic, psychological and sexual violence. It also calls for the creation of a toll-free abuse reporting hot line and the establishment of women's shelters. But since its passage in the Punjab assembly, many conservative clerics and religious leaders have denounced the new law as being in conflict with the Muslim...
  • Dale Bumpers, Liberal Stalwart of Arkansas Politics, Dies at 90

    01/02/2016 4:14:56 PM PST · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 2, 2016 | Adam Clymer
    Dale L. Bumpers, a liberal governor and four-term Democratic senator from Arkansas who came out of retirement in 1999 to make a passionate closing argument defending President Bill Clinton against removal from office in a Senate trial, died on Friday at his home in Little Rock, Ark. He was 90. His death was confirmed by his granddaughter Linn Bumpers. Mr. Bumpers was part of a generation of moderate Southern Democrats, among them President Jimmy Carter, who emerged in the late 1960s and the ’70s. He always said his proudest achievement had come early in his career when, as a small-town...
  • Donald Trump is a textbook example of an ideological moderate

    12/21/2015 3:16:05 PM PST · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2015 | Doug Ahler and David Broockman
    Donald Trump is one of the most extreme presidential candidates to gain widespread support in contemporary American politics. Despite championing policies like the end of birthright citizenship, mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, and a registry of Muslims living in the United States, Trump has consistently polled atop the Republican field since July. A popular perspective thus attributes Trump's success to a "right wing fringe" of GOP voters. But this conventional wisdom misses something important: Trump meets the textbook definition of an ideological moderate. Trump has the exact "moderate" qualities that many pundits and political reformers yearn for in politicians: Many...
  • The next battle: Cruz and Rubio

    11/09/2015 1:32:37 PM PST · by Isara · 114 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 9, 2015 | Bobby Cervantes
    Since he chastised the media at the much-criticized CNBC debate, Ted Cruz has been riding high. For the last few days, there has been no shortage of stories that proclaim "Ted Cruz could be president" and laud his "near-perfect" rating from the conservative Heritage Action. And it looks like it's just getting started.Much of the summer's news, with the rise of Donald Trump and later Ben Carson, meant that Cruz was relegated near the top of the second-tier candidates. To be sure, that is not a terrible place to be when you're running in a wide-open primary, but Cruz has received some promising...
  • Ted Cruz: "We Should Stop Engaging In The Fiction of Trying To Find Moderate Rebels"

    10/08/2015 5:22:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/8/15 | Fox
    Sen. Ted Cruz appears on FOX News to talk about Russia exerting influence in the Middle East and what should our role be in fighting ISIS. SEN. TED CRUZ: You ask what should we be doing? We should stop engaging in the fiction in trying to find these moderate rebels and support them. We should stop the fiction of trying to bring together the Sunnis and the Shias to put down their arms and embrace like brothers. Instead, we should defend U.S. national security interests and do what works to defeat ISIS.
  • HOW NAZISM EXPLAINS "MODERATE" AND "RADICAL" ISLAM

    08/25/2015 5:36:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    If Islamic doctrines are inherently violent, why isn’t every single Muslim in the world—that is, approximately 1.5 billion people—violent? This question represents one of Islam’s most popular apologias: because not all Muslims are violent, intolerant, or sponsor terrorism—a true statement—Islam itself must be innocent. Let’s briefly consider this logic.
  • Moderate Republicans Give Democrats De-facto Control Over Montana Legislature

    04/21/2015 6:45:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    mediatrackers.org ^ | 4/20/15 | Phil Rolen
    Parliamentary maneuvering and a strategic partnership between moderate Republicans and Democrats in the Montana State legislature have provided Democrats with de-facto control over the House of Representatives on two key issues this session. In a move reminiscent of the underhanded wrangling by national Democrats used to pass Obamacare in 2010, a handful “moderate” Republican legislators joined with Montana Democrats to bypass opposition by changing chamber rules to pass a state Medicaid expansion plan (SB 405) and the controversial CSKT Water Compact (SB 262). SB 405 passed the House earlier this month on a 54-42 vote. SB 262 passed 2nd reading...
  • Slow Your Roll on Scott Walker

    04/18/2015 8:00:37 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/7/2015 | Steve Deace
    We’re still a year away from the first official votes being cast in the 2016 Republican presidential primary in my home state of Iowa. Yet some of my brethren seem willing to declare the contest over and award Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker the victory before he’s truly been vetted. How about we make a guy go through the job interview before we hire him based solely off his resume? Now, to be sure Walker has an attractive resume, which is why I have several kind things to say about him in my book Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win...
  • NRO: Scott Walker approved Milwaukee resolution demanding comprehensive immigration reform.

    02/16/2015 4:19:45 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 43 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | Feb 13, 2015 | Allahpundit
    A neat scoop by Andrew Johnson, although I’m more interested in grassroots reaction to it than I am in the story itself. “Governor Walker does not support amnesty,” the governor’s spokesman, Tom Evenson, tells National Review Online. Evenson says the 2002 resolution was “stripped of references to amnesty before passage” and, in fact, reinforces the governor’s view that illegal immigrants should face penalties before they are granted citizenship. The resolution, viewable here, did not mention or spell out such penalties, and expressed support for “comprehensive immigration reform” that would have provided “greater opportunity for undocumented working immigrants to obtain legal...