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  • What Drives Jihad? (Interview w/ ex-Terrorist Tawfik Hamid)

    10/24/2006 8:13:35 PM PDT · by Stultis · 43 replies · 2,498+ views
    What Drives Jihad?By Andrea JacobsInternational Jewish News | October 24, 2006 Dr. Tawfik Hamid holds a boxed lunch in one hand and offers me his book, The Roots of Jihad, with the other. A Muslim, he wears Western clothing. Still, I refrain from extending my hand. We walk back to the conference room. No photographs of Dr. Hamid are allowed. “For security reasons,” says the doctor, who looks younger than his 45 years.Dr. Hamid fled his native Egypt because he espouses a peaceful interpretation of Islam based on the Koran. Today he is one of the leading authorities on the...
  • Malkin: 19 million Muslims for jihad...and that's just in Indonesia (+ Steyn BOOK REVIEW)

    10/16/2006 10:35:12 AM PDT · by cgk · 10 replies · 1,015+ views ^ | 10-15-06 | Michelle Malkin
    19 million Muslims for jihad...and that's just in Indonesia By Michelle Malkin   ·   October 15, 2006 10:00 PM First, read the latest headline: One in 10 Indonesia Muslims back violent jihad: poll The details: Around one in 10 Indonesian Muslims support jihad and justify bomb attacks on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali as defending the faith, a survey released on Sunday showed. Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country, with 220 million people, 85 percent of whom follow Islam, giving the Asian archipelago the largest Muslim population of any nation in the world. "Jihad that has been understood partially...
  • One in 10 Indonesia Muslims back violent jihad: poll

    10/16/2006 10:24:43 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 25 replies · 768+ views
    JAKARTA (Reuters) ^ | 15OCT06 | Not Listed
    Around one in 10 Indonesian Muslims support jihad and justify bomb attacks on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali as defending the faith, a survey released on Sunday showed. Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country, with 220 million people, 85 percent of whom follow Islam, giving the Asian archipelago the largest Muslim population of any nation in the world.
  • Muslim leader gets interfaith award despite Jewish protests

    10/05/2006 9:26:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 369+ views
    AP ^ | 10/5/6
    The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations gave an interfaith award to a prominent Southern California Muslim leader Thursday despite strong objections from Jewish organizations who criticized him for comments made about Israel. Dr. Maher Hathout received the John Allen Buggs Award for his contributions to relations between religions. Hathout, 70, is a retired cardiologist who is chairman the Islamic Center of Southern California. The commission called him "an inspired and tireless voice for greater interfaith understanding and alliances." The decision drew bitter criticism from some Jewish leaders, who pointed to comments the Egyptian-born Hathout made at a rally...
  • Religion of peace in action, desperate to prove the Pope's wrong/right...

    09/22/2006 7:16:39 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies · 1,002+ views
    The Guardian of Islamic Extremism ................................................................................................... Churches Firebombed By Members Of The "Religion of Peace" ...................................................................................................If Islam is the religion of peace, it should act like it The Free Lance-Star, VA - Sep 21, 2006... My next complaint is the lame argument that says something along the lines of "Islam (the religion of peace) doesn't promote violence; remember Christians are ......................................................................................................Death threats from the 'religion of peace'
  • JIHAD on the CHURCH, Muslims want Pontiff out

    09/22/2006 2:02:14 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 41 replies · 2,428+ views
    CalSun ^ | Sep; 22; 2006
    Muslims want Pontiff out Clerics, scholars call for Benedict removal after controversial Islam remarks by AP LAHORE, Pakistan -- About 1,000 Muslim clerics and religious scholars meeting yesterday in eastern Pakistan demanded the removal of Pope Benedict for making what they called "insulting remarks" against Islam.
  • Somalia: Islam is Official Religion, Conversion is Banned

    09/21/2006 12:16:45 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 20 replies · 4,336+ views
    AllAfrica ^ | Sep, 21, 2006
    Somalia is officially an Islamic state and conversion is prohibited. The country has a population of approximately 8.3 million, nearly all of them Sunni Muslims. There is a small, extremely low-profile Christian community. According to the International Religious Freedom Report 2006 issued by the US State Department last Friday, proselytizing for any religion except Islam is prohibited in Puntland and Somaliland and effectively blocked by informal social consensus elsewhere in the country. Somalia has had no government since the fall of Siad Barre in 1991. The Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), which grew out of individual courts' efforts to establish...
  • Religion of "peace": If you call me a killer one more time, I'm gonna kill ya

    09/21/2006 10:40:49 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 4 replies · 911+ views
    If you call me a killer one more time, I'm gonna kill ya September 20, 2006 If you call me a killer one more time, I'm gonna killa ya. `Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." Those are the words Pope Benedict uttered that has caused quite a stir. Those words were originally uttered in the 14th century by the Byzantine Emporor Manuel II. Now, contrary to the replies from Muslim fanatics, Byzantine was...
  • Religion of Peace Dying to Kill Again

    09/20/2006 11:10:16 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies · 1,048+ views
    CFP ^ | Monday, September 18, 2006 | J.B. Williams
    Muslims, Islam, Pope Benedict Religion of Peace Dying to Kill Again Al Qaeda terror commander hints at big attack on N.Y., Washington... The new al-Qaeda field commander recently interviewed in Afghanistan, is calling for Muslims to leave the U.S. -- particularly Washington and New York -- in anticipation of a major terror attack to rival Sept. 11, says the Canada Free Press story. Like most peace loving free people of the western world, I'd like very much to believe that Islam is indeed a peaceful religion seeking a peaceful coexistence with all peaceful peoples of the world. It's just hard...
  • Searching For Moderate Muslims (keep searchin'...)

    09/20/2006 12:46:11 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 454+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | September 20, 2006 | David Keene
    Searching For Moderate MuslimsBy David Keene September 20, 2006 The Islamic world, along with the politically correct world, is in a snit because Pope Benedict had the bad judgment in an academic forum to quote a Byzantine emperor's criticism of Islam's justification of forced conversion during his time. Islamic spokesmen reacted quickly, asserting that theirs is a religion of peace, condemning the Pope and blaming him as their followers began a new round of torching Christian churches around the world and killing those who attend them. I am agnostic on the question of whether Islam is at its heart peaceful...
  • Immigration a national security issue (good Canadian piece on Islamofascism)

    08/15/2006 6:40:08 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 6 replies · 518+ views
    London Free Press - Canada ^ | Tuesday, August 15, 2006 | Rory Leishman
    Immigration a national security issue London Free Press Tuesday, August 15, 2006 By Rory Leishman The arrests last week of 24 British-born Muslims implicated in an alleged terrorist plot to blow up airliners flying from Britain to the United States has underlined once again the perils posed by home-grown Muslim terrorists. Sohail Raza, national security director of the Muslim Canadian Congress, is alive to the danger. As reported in The Free Press on Saturday, Raza warns that some of Canada's mosques are breeding grounds for homegrown terrorists. He said: "It's a tiny percentage of Muslims, but the message is...
  • Finding Moderate Muslims

    07/11/2006 3:51:56 AM PDT · by Curlyhead · 54 replies · 932+ views ^ | July 11, 2006 | Tashbih Sayyed
    Both Bush and Blair obviously place much faith in moderate Muslims, but without any clear understanding of who these people really are. Without first establishing what makes a moderate Muslim, relying too much on easy answers is a recipe for certain disaster. Who is a moderate Muslim?
  • Who CAIRs About Terror Victims?

    07/06/2006 6:18:43 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 394+ views
    FrontPageMag ^ | Jul-06-06 | Joe Kaufman
    Who CAIRs About Terror Victims? By Joe | July 6, 2006Incredible as it seems, two “moderate” American Muslim groups, International ANSWER, and other radicals are protesting in the nation's capital today against the Middle Eastern “hostage-taking”...of Israel.Two Sundays ago, Israeli Defense Force Corporal Gilad Shalit was kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists from Hamas, the Popular Resistance Committees (reportedly a Hamas front), and a little known group called the Army of Islam. Since that time, the Israeli government has made it its mission to do what it takes to get Shalit back, whether by diplomacy or force. The United States government has said...
  • Why Most Arab Muslims are GUILTY!

    05/22/2006 2:48:53 PM PDT · by FoxyFacts · 8 replies · 552+ views
    - Most Muslims have "theories" about 9/11 Islamists' massacre. - 99.99% of Muslims that "denounce" [if at all] Islamic terror massacres on non Muslims, imply the word "but". - Most Arabs are so racist, most Muslims are so intolerant, they just can't bring themselves to be grateful to the US for rescuing Iraqi Arab men, women & children from the butcher & torturer of Baghdad: Saddam Hussein. - There was not one shred of gratitude from any known Muslim leader or group for US & Europe's rescuing of Bosnian Muslims in the 1990's. But on the contrary! - There was...

    02/09/2006 11:23:57 AM PST · by Actuality · 44 replies · 1,873+ views
    A TIPPING POINT ON ISLAM'S REPUTATION "I stand by my reaction of the past couple days. But I’ve also come to a depressing conclusion. A significant chunk of the American public, including a number of prominent thinkers on the right, have concluded that the problem with Islam… is Islam."
  • UK poll: 37% of Muslims in Britain think British Jews are a "legitimate target"

    02/07/2006 8:40:20 AM PST · by USF · 37 replies · 1,312+ views ^ | February 07, 2006
    UK poll: 37% of Muslims in Britain think British Jews are a "legitimate target" And those are just the ones fool enough to admit to the pollster what they were thinking. Tiny Minority of Extremists Update: "Poll shows voters believe press is right not to publish cartoons," from the TimesOnline, with thanks to Interested: Nearly two fifths (37 per cent) believe that the Jewish community in Britain is a legitimate target “as part of the ongoing struggle for justice in the Middle East”. Moreover, only 52 per cent think that the state of Israel has the right to exist, with...
  • WE ARE SORRY NORWAY DENMARK - Moderate Muslims Offer An Apology For Cartoon Wars.

    02/06/2006 10:46:35 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 41 replies · 1,890+ views
    In the middle of all the mayhem surrounding the Danish cartoons controversy, a group of Arab and Muslim youth have set up this website to express their honest opinion, as a small attempt to show the world that the images shown of Arab and Muslim anger around the world are not representative of the opinions of all Arabs.  We whole-heartedly apologize to the people of Denmark, Norway and all the European Union over the actions of a few, and we completely condemn all forms of vandalism and incitement to violence that the Arab and Muslim world have witnessed.  We...
  • Hate demo over cartoon

    02/04/2006 1:41:12 PM PST · by bayouranger · 32 replies · 1,371+ views
    The Sun ^ | FEB04,2006 | PAUL THOMPSON
    THEIR eyes are full of hate and their banners call for a new 7/7 terror attack. This is the way a baying Muslim mob reacted to the row over the Prophet Muhammad cartoons on the streets of London yesterday. More than 400 protesters — including small children — carried placards scrawled with messages of hate. A baby girl even had “I Love al-Qaeda” on her bonnet.
  • Protests and calls for vengeance spread across globe

    02/04/2006 11:52:28 AM PST · by bayouranger · 120 replies · 2,898+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Feb 04,2006 | Owen Bowcott
    Demonstrators marched from Regent's Park mosque, London, to the Danish embassy, with banners reading: "Kill the one who insults the Prophet" and "The only way this will be resolved, is if those who are responsible are turned over so they can be punished by Islamic law, so that they can be executed".
  • Pressure 'on moderate Muslims'

    11/08/2005 3:23:46 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 14 replies · 499+ views
    AUSTRALIA'S Muslims are concerned pressure on terrorists has been extended to those who merely opposed the country's involvement in the Iraq war, an Islamic political party said today. Wassim Doureihi, a spokesman for the Islamic political party Hizb Ut Tahrir, said yesterday's arrests of 17 people in Melbourne and Sydney were just part of the wider picture for Australian Muslims. "The viewpoint from the Muslim community is that the pressure on the Muslims is not necessarily restricted to those that may otherwise be engaged in terrorist activities," Mr Doureihi told Channel 9. "We see the pressure on Muslims ... they...
  • A Muslim In A Jewish Land

    12/02/2005 2:50:49 PM PST · by Sabramerican · 25 replies · 1,210+ views
    Muslim World Today ^ | December 2, 2005 | Tashbih Sayyed, Ph. D.
    A Muslim In A Jewish Land By: Tashbih Sayyed, Ph. D. (The writer is editor-in-chief of Pakistan Today and Muslim World Today, California-based weekly newspapers, president of Council for Democracy and Tolerance and adjunct fellow of Hudson Institute.) As I boarded EL AL flight LY 0008 for Tel Aviv on November 14, 2005 with my wife, Kiran, my mind was busy arranging and re-arranging the list of things I intended to accomplish. I wanted to use my first visit to Israel to feel the strength of the Jewish spirit that refuses to give in to evil forces despite thousand of...
  • On SOME Torture-cases alegations in Arab Muslim Iraq under West VS Daily menu in Islamo Arab world

    11/18/2005 1:51:31 AM PST · by Actuality · 1 replies · 160+ views
    Friday, November 18, 2005 On SOME Torture-cases alegations in Arab Muslim Iraq under West VS Daily menu in Islamo Arab world Nov-05 Iraqi GOVT. investigates the cases of alleged torture in Iraqi prison. So we've all heard about SOME allegations on Iraqi Arab led prison, but the hypocrisy, screams out loud. At the same time that these "stories" would only pale in comparisons to all Arab Muslim regimes, starting with moderate Saudi Aerbia, Egypt etc., these repots suggest in an underline that it is only because west happpens to be there as of now. Remember whatever "torture" you ever hear...
  • Pakistan Snubs Israeli Aid Offer (a Pakistani debunks "Palestinian" propaganda)

    10/16/2005 2:54:01 AM PDT · by Hunden · 3 replies · 530+ views
    Pakistan Today ^ | October 14, 2005 | Tashbih Sayyed, Ph.D.
    A killer earthquake struck Pakistan killing almost 40,000 people but could not jolt the Islamic republic out of its historical anti-Semitism since Pakistan snubbed Israel's offer of humanitarian aid. The snub endorsed the view that Pakistan's recent overtures toward Israel should not be taken as either a "historic breakthrough" or a "revolutionary breakthrough", but rather, as meaningless political rhetoric. ZOA President Morton A. Klein said, "We are deeply disappointed by President Musharraf's snub of Israel's generous offer of aid. It seems to indicate that Pakistan's hatred of Jews is greater than their desire to save Pakistani lives. By this appalling action, Pakistan seems to refuse to acknowledge Israel's very existence...
  • The Anti-Terror, Pro-Israel Sheikh

    09/12/2005 12:49:09 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 55 replies · 1,637+ views ^ | September 12, 2005 | Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Sheikh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi, Director of the Cultural Institute of the Italian Islamic Community and a vocal critic of militant Islam. FP: Hello Sheikh Palazzi, welcome to Frontpage Interview. It is an honor to speak with you. Palazzi: The honor is mine. FP: One doesn’t find many prominent Muslim clerics today who openly denounce suicide bombings, let alone suicide bombings against Israelis. Yet you are quite vocal about supporting Israel's right to exist. Tell us why, as a Muslim, you have come to this disposition and why you have received so much criticism from...
  • The Real Muslim Moderates

    08/22/2005 12:31:10 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 41 replies · 1,040+ views
    BostonGlobe ^ | August 18, 2005 | Jeff Jacoby
    The real Muslim moderates By Jeff Jacoby, Globe Columnist | August 18, 2005 Last of two parts FOR YEARS, Muslims have been criticized for their seeming complacency about Islamic terrorism. Time and again, Islamist radicals have committed some savagery, and time and again non-Muslims have wondered why there was no outcry of condemnation from the Islamic world. Let a fictional TV show depict Muslims unflatteringly, and Muslim spokesmen thunder in outrage. Where is that outrage when real atrocities are being carried out by killers professing Islam? Good news: Since 9/11 a growing number of Muslim moderates have been speaking out....
  • "Moderate" Muslims, Put Up or Shut Up --FT column today by Muslim author

    07/12/2005 4:44:30 AM PDT · by quesney · 19 replies · 1,005+ views
    Financial Times Op-Ed Published: July 11 London Moderate Muslims must banish the enemy within By Mansoor Ijaz The trust that binds citizens of free societies together was violated last week when suspected Islamist terrorists set off a wave of bombs at the height of London’s morning rush hour, killing at least 52 people and injuring 700. The latest tragedy is the 17th ­bombing carried out by al-Qaeda’s ­franchisees since the September 11 2001 attacks on the US. Its deft planning and execution indicates that al-Qaeda continues to function efficiently. For the perpetrators of London’s attacks to escape the notice of...
  • Doug Giles: Dear Moderate Muslims

    07/16/2005 8:24:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 631+ views ^ | 7/16/05 | Doug Giles
    Dear Moderate Muslims, What’s up? I see that you guys have been in the news a lot lately. I thought I’d write you a letter and ask you some questions because it seems as if some Muslims are involved in some very bad stuff around the globe, i.e. targeting and killing innocent people and all in the name of your god. After the damnable 911 terror attacks, President Bush stated that, “Islam is a religion of peace” and the people who carried out these atrocious acts of war are the evil fringe adherents of a good religion. We’d all like...
  • London terrorists had no criminal records -- they were, by appearance, "moderate" Muslims

    07/14/2005 7:22:10 AM PDT · by quesney · 67 replies · 1,204+ views
    Unless "moderate" Muslims do something about this, I fear there may be only one solution -- a solution that will become more compelling as the risk of a nuke or bio attack on a major Western city rises over time. ------ For Britain's Muslims, a Fear Realized By Glenn Frankel and Ellen Knickmeyer Washington Post Foreign Service Thursday, July 14, 2005; Page A17 [....] Newspapers published copies of the birth certificate of one of the men, Shehzad Tanweer, 22, emphasizing that he and his alleged co-conspirators were British born and raised. Security analysts said the fact that the men apparently...
  • Arab Criticism of Muslim Extremist Activities in the West

    06/13/2005 5:32:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 494+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 6-11-05
    No.921 Arab Criticism of Muslim Extremist Activities in the West Extremist Muslims in Western countries have come under increasing criticism by moderate Muslims who are familiar with the West through living in America or Europe, either temporarily or permanently. In three recently published articles, Arab academic and intellectuals harshly criticized their extremist activities. In his article on the reformist website, Dr. Ahmad Abu Matar, a Palestinian academic residing in Oslo, stated that Muslims in Europe foster conflict instead of coexistence. Muslims in Europe, he explained, are influenced by an extremist fundamentalist brand of Islam – and moderate Muslims...
  • "Civil War Within Islam"-by Robert Spencer

    05/28/2005 10:59:06 AM PDT · by unsung · 2 replies · 587+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 13, 2005 | Robert Spencer
    Jihad against the West? Relax — it’s all just a misunderstanding. The New York Times has found out that what is really going on is a civil war within Islam that doesn’t actually have much to do with the West at all. This momentous discovery comes courtesy Reza Aslan, an Iranian by birth who is currently a graduate student at the University of California at Santa Barbara. To the delight of the Times and the enlightened lemmings who follow in its wake, he has just published a new book, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam,...
  • Saudi Hate Ideology Fills US Mosques

    01/28/2005 4:54:21 PM PST · by USF · 47 replies · 3,168+ views
    LGF ^ | Jan 28,2005
    Saudi Hate Ideology Fills US Mosques Freedom House’s Center for Religious Freedom has completed a year-long study of documents collected from more than a dozen Saudi-funded mosques in the United States—and the study confirms what many of us had long suspected: Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology Fill American Mosques. (Hat tip: TexasSecurityMom.) Among the key findings of the report: * Various Saudi government publications gathered for this study, most of which are in Arabic, assert that it is a religious obligation for Muslims to hate Christians and Jews and warn against imitating, befriending, or helping them in any way, or...
  • 'ISLAMIC HATE' EYED IN SLAYS(threatened for making anti-Muslim remarks online)

    01/16/2005 1:03:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 322 replies · 9,316+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 16, 2005 | DOUGLAS MONTERO, STEFAN C. FRIEDMAN, and Heather Gilmore
    The father of a murdered New Jersey family was threatened for making anti-Muslim remarks online — and the gruesome quadruple slaying may have been the hateful retaliation, sources told The Post yesterday. Hossam Armanious, 47, who along with his wife and two daughters was found stabbed to death in his Jersey City home early Friday, would regularly debate religion in a Middle Eastern chat room, one source said.
  • Briton accused of aiding most wanted terrorist

    01/09/2005 6:57:55 AM PST · by milestogo · 1 replies · 224+ views
    Briton accused of aiding most wanted terrorist Hala Jaber and Ali Rifaat, Baghdad A BRITISH citizen is being held in Iraq on suspicion of funding and aiding Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian fugitive who heads Al-Qaeda in Iraq and is behind many of the bloodiest terrorist attacks in the country. Mohamed Ali Abdul Razaq, 48, is accused of financing Zarqawi’s group, Al-Qaeda in the Land of the Two Rivers, which last week claimed responsibility for the assassination of Ali al-Haidari, the governor of Baghdad. The group, formerly known as Tawheed wal Jihad, also beheaded the British engineer Ken Bigley. Abdul...
  • Two Britons held in Iraq on suspicion of terrorism (Peace workers! LOL)

    01/06/2005 9:35:30 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 4 replies · 482+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 1/7/05 | MARGARET NEIGBOUR
    AT LEAST two Britons have been detained in Iraq suspected of joining the insurgency against coalition forces, the Foreign Office has confirmed. Consular officials are to visit one of the Britons who is currently detained in the notorious Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. The terrorist suspect, thought to be a 25-year-old British national born in Pakistan, was captured in Ramadi on 7 December by United States marines. US troops exchanged fire with a group of suspected militants caught moving an arsenal of rifles between two houses. Several people were arrested including the unarmed Briton, who is thought to have told...
  • MEMRI: Kuwaiti Scholar: 'All the Good is in Secular Thought, All the Evil in Religious Thought'

    12/02/2004 1:28:43 PM PST · by Stoat · 21 replies · 1,622+ views
    MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute) ^ | December 2, 2004 | Ahmad Al-Baghdadi
    Special Dispatch Series - No. 823 December 3, 2004 No.823 Kuwaiti Progressive Scholar: 'All the Good is in Secular Thought, All the Evil in Religious Thought'   The Kuwaiti progressive scholar Ahmad Al-Baghdadi, a political science lecturer at Kuwait University, recently published several articles in the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa, denouncing religious thought and praising secularism. The following are excerpts from the articles:'Muslims Have no Future as Long as They are Subjected to Religious Thought'In an article titled 'Secularism and Life,' Al-Baghdadi claimed that only a society free of religion could make progress and develop, arguing that Islamic religious thought...
  • Kuwaiti Editor: [Bush] Supports The Freedom and Rights of the Arabs

    12/12/2004 8:12:09 AM PST · by Stultis · 9 replies · 653+ views
    Memri (traslation fr Al-Siyassah) ^ | 10 Dec 2004 (orig 15 Nov) | Ahmad Al-Jarallah (trans by Memri)
    December 10, 2004 No.826 Editor of Kuwaiti Daily: 'Arab Regimes Must Understand the U.S. Administration Supports The Freedom and Rights of the Arabs' Ahmad Al-Jarallah, editor-in-chief of the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassah recently wrote an editorial in support of President Bush's election victory and what it means for the Arab world. The following is the article: [1] The World Has Changed, But Not the Arabs "The world and relations between different countries have changed beyond recognition. In some cases even the countries have changed and a new order is controlling the world. What's more the United Nations is no longer able...
  • Shi'ite Leader Opposes Delay in Iraq's Vote

    11/27/2004 2:52:54 PM PST · by CrazyRightwinger · 7 replies · 663+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 28 | By EDWARD WONG
    AGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 27 - Iraq's most powerful Shiite cleric is opposing a drive by prominent Sunni and Kurdish political factions to delay elections scheduled for Jan. 30, an aide to the cleric and Shiite leaders said Saturday. The American ambassador to Iraq, John D. Negroponte, lent his forceful support to keeping the present election date. "National elections will be taking place on the 30th of January of next year," he said on Saturday, while touring the devastated Sunni city of Falluja. Over the last week, a movement spearheaded by Sunni Muslims to delay the elections has gathered momentum, as...
  • Moderate Muslims and Arabs Emerge from the Shadows

    11/22/2004 10:42:10 AM PST · by Stultis · 44 replies · 2,563+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 22 November 2004 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    Moderate Muslims and Arabs Emerge from the ShadowsBy Cinnamon | November 22, 2004 After 9/11 it was generally understood that cultivating moderation throughout the Arab and Muslim world was crucial to winning the war on terrorism.  Suddenly, the elusive moderate Muslim was much sought after.  But after coming to the disappointing discovery that their numbers were few and far between, many Americans became cynical about their existence.  “Where are the voices raised in protestation?” they wondered as the crimes of Islamic terrorism stunned the rest of the world. But even as the West comes face to face with the...
  • Georgia Muslims Hold Service for American Killed in Iraq

    09/24/2004 1:12:54 AM PDT · by OrthodoxPresbyterian · 27 replies · 698+ views
    CAIR: Georgia Muslims Hold Service for American Killed in Iraq9/23/2004 6:56:00 PM To: State Desk Contact: Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787; 202-744-7726 or MARIETTA, Ga., Sept. 23 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Metro-Atlanta Muslims and Muslim organizations, including Marietta's Masjid Al- Hedaya (Islamic center of Marietta), the Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB), the Council on American-Islamic Relations of North Georgia (CAIR-NGA), and other Georgia mosques will hold an interfaith service at 7 p.m. in Marietta Square for Jack Hensley, a construction worker from that city recently murdered in Iraq. Masjid Al-Hedaya, ISB and CAIR-NGA recently launched a campaign called "Not in the Name...
  • Arab Progressive: The Arabs are Still Slaves to a Medieval Mentality

    09/20/2004 5:16:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 801+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 9-19-04 | Dr. Shaker Al-Nabulsi
    Arab Progressive: The Arabs are Still Slaves to a Medieval Mentality In a recent opinion piece, the progressive author and journalist Dr. Shaker Al-Nabulsi condemned the growing support for terrorism and extremism in the Arab world, and the rejection of moderation and reason. The following are excerpts from the article:(1) 'We have become the Most Terrorist Nation and the Greatest Spillers of Blood in the World'"... If the Arabs had today a well-burnished mirror in which they can see themselves, and if they had the requisite courage to look in it, they would be stricken by fear and panic...
  • Like Clockwork: Swiss investigators have broken an Al Qaeda cell that proves…

    08/29/2004 6:14:44 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 8 replies · 1,364+ views
    Newsweek ^ | August 25, 2004 | Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball
    … the remarkable reach of the global-terror network A little-noticed investigation by Swiss federal police has uncovered the existence of an apparent terror-support network with ties to the upper levels of Al Qaeda — including an operative believed to have played a role in the October 2000 bombing of the USS Cole and the May 2003 bombing of a housing complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The discovery of a largely invisible Al Qaeda network in the peaceful alpine nation has gotten virtually no public attention outside of Switzerland. But criminal charges outlined in a July 30 Swiss prosecutor’s report —...
  • 'Moderate' Muslim myth: Hal Lindsey exposes charade perpetrated by Islamic leaders

    08/27/2004 2:56:41 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 684+ views ^ | Friday, August 27, 2004 | Hal Lindsey
    Friday, August 27, 2004 'Moderate' Muslim myth Posted: August 27, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Hal Lindsey © 2004 In November 2001, as the remains of the World Trade Center were still smouldering in New York, the U.S. State Department hosted a widely criticized Ramadan dinner for leaders of the American Muslim community. Among the invited guests were prominent American Muslim leaders Muzzamil Siddiqi and Abdurahman Alamoudi. The tradition of hosting the first night of the Ramadan feast dated back to 1996, when first lady Hillary Clinton drew up the first guest list, which included Alamoudi. Alamoudi had long enjoyed an open...
  • Hooded al-Qaida Thugs Real Enemies of Islam

    06/28/2004 1:22:31 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 69 replies · 1,884+ views
    AIFD ^ | Jun. 23, 2004 | M. Zuhdi Jasser, MD
    Hooded al-Qaida Thugs Real Enemies of Islam M. Zuhdi Jasser, MD AIFD Press Releases Jun. 23, 2004 Whatever the beheadings of Daniel Pearl and Nicholas Berg left untold, the recent beheadings of American Paul Johnson and South Korean Kim Sun-il certainly clarify, for those who remained uncertain, what our country is up against. As a Muslim, it also clarifies what my faith is up against. These acts are not those of humans, nor even animals. These acts are demonic, pure and simple. The kidnappings and beheadings join the litany of gruesome savagery that has been done in the name of...
  • New Website "Muslims for Israel" (Not a Joke)

    04/29/2004 11:13:06 AM PDT · by Piranha · 23 replies · 179+ views
    Muslims for Israel ^ | April 28, 2004 | Self
    Not a Joke. I found this on Israpundit. They also published an article from the Italian Muslim Association that begins as follows: The Italian Muslim Association Board of Governors blesses Israeli President Moshe Katsav, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Israel's Government, the Israel Defense Forces and People of Israel for the noble act of justice which cleansed our earth of the unrepentant criminal Ahmed Yasin.
  • Muslim and American patriot (Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser of Arizona)

    04/24/2004 3:02:05 AM PDT · by jocon307 · 36 replies · 382+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/24/047 | Washington Time Editors
    <p>Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser is an American patriot. He is also a Muslim. And he is trying very hard to prove to his fellow Americans that these two central features of his life are as compatible as they are self-reinforcing. In fact, Dr. Jasser, who is a Phoenix physician, is trying so hard that he has taken it upon himself and his organization, the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), to stage a rally tomorrow in downtown Phoenix. Appropriately, it will be held at Patriots Square Park.</p>
  • Iraqi: Most Muslim intellectuals for terror

    04/16/2004 11:32:52 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 25 replies · 561+ views ^ | Saturday, April 17, 2004
    Nearly all Islamic intellectuals and leaders advocate terrorism, asserts an Arab columnist. Khaled Kishtainy, writing in the London Arabic-language daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, says talk of "love and peace in Islam" is just a cover for violence, reports the Middle East Media Research InstituteThe columnist, of Iraqi origin, says Islamic terrorism has "many roots and causes, and much has already been written about this. But I have personal input on this matter." "I place on the Islamic intellectuals and leaders of Islamic organizations part of the responsibility for [this phenomenon] of Islamic terrorism, as nearly all of them advocate violence, and...
  • Islam in Conflict in Cleveland

    02/24/2004 6:05:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies · 589+ views
    TCS ^ | 02/24/2004 | STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
    Muslims in Cleveland have, by calling for the removal of Fawaz Damra, demonstrated that they have had enough of the politicization of their faith, and deserve the support of all Americans. Their action may mark a necessary turning point in our country's recent history. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- An historic series of events is taking place in the largely-hidden world of Islam in America, and in a place many people would consider unlikely: Cleveland, Ohio. The incidents in question involve Imam Fawaz Damra, 41, a Palestinian-born religious officer of the Islamic Center of Cleveland -- described as the biggest mosque in...
  • The reformer (France's Tariq Ramadan - liberal Muslim or apologist for theocracy?)

    12/02/2003 1:15:55 PM PST · by Stultis · 4 replies · 213+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 30 November 2003 | Laura Secor
    <p>To his admirers, Tariq Ramadan is Europe's leading advocate of liberal Islam.To his detractors, he's a dangerous theocrat in disguise.</p> <p>WHEN TARIQ RAMADAN delivers a lecture, the room is invariably packed to capacity. Afterwards, dozens of young Muslim men are likely to throng the stage, seeking his definitive guidance on everything from veiling to animal rights to how to live with dignity in a secular society.</p>
  • Kuwaiti Daily: New Iraq Will Be 'the Beacon of Freedom, Democracy in the Middle East' ("MUST READ")

    11/09/2003 2:53:33 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 22 replies · 1,096+ views
    MEMRI (translated from Al-Siyassa) ^ | Nov. 10, 2003 | Ahmad Al-Jarallah
    Editor of the Kuwaiti Daily Al-Siyassa: The New Iraq Will Be 'the Beacon of Freedom, Democracy, and Respect to Human Rights in the Middle East' Ahmad Al-Jarallah, Editor-in-Chief of the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa, harshly criticized Arab regimes who refused to recognize the Iraqi Governing Council. The following are excerpts from his article:(1) 'The Middle East is Dominated by Wilting and Exhausted Regimes' "The new free Iraq regained - through its transitional administration - its seat in the U.N. and in OPEC, and [was given] representation in the Arab League. The rehabilitation of Iraq continues also in the rest of the...
  • Saudi author urges Muslims to embrace liberal viewpoints (Dr. Turki Al Hamad)

    11/10/2003 1:34:33 AM PST · by Stultis · 11 replies · 214+ views
    Gulf News (Dubai) ^ | 7 November 2003
    Saudi author urges Muslims to embrace liberal viewpoints Manama | Staff Report | 07/11/2003   The Arab world will not be a full participating member of today's world unless its people abandon the "rigid interpretation" of the Holy Qu-ran, a noted Saudi author said here. Arabs have become hostages to extremists who "hijacked" Islam, Dr Turki Al Hamad said in a lecture on Liberalism and Islam he gave here on Wednesday night. "There are those among us who claim to have a monopoly over Islam. They are hijacking the religion and the Holy Quran," he said, referring to religious extremists who oppose interpretations...