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  • Chinese flag up anti-pirate fleet

    12/18/2008 11:27:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 674+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | December 17, 2008 | Kathrin Hille in Beijing and Harvey Morris in New York
    China is considering sending ships to fight pirates off the Horn of Africa in what would be the country’s first significant long-range naval combat mission since the 15th century. Senior Colonel Huang Xueping, spokesman for China’s ministry of national defence, told the FT an anti-piracy mission was “still in the consideration stage”. But he said: “There will be an announcement very soon.” Since late October, more than 30 ships have been attacked by pirates based in Somalia and up to 19 vessels captured. These include a Chinese fishing vessel with 30 crew seized off the coast of Yemen on Tuesday....
  • Taliban desecrate body of slain opposing tribal leader

    12/18/2008 1:21:20 AM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 443+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | December 17, 2008, 1:03 am | Bill Roggio
    The Taliban have defeated the primary tribal opposition organized against it in the insurgency-wracked district of Swat in Pakistan's northwest. The leader of the tribal resistance was killed and two of his aides were beheaded last weekend after the Taliban overran the region controlled by the opposition. Pir Samiullah, a rival tribal and religious leader opposing Mullah Fazlullah's forces in the Matta region of Swat, and eight of his followers were killed in a Taliban assault on Dec. 16. Two of his aides were subsequently beheaded in public, while an estimated 40 of his followers have been captured. "The Taliban...
  • Iraqi official says he's quitting over shoe-tosser

    12/17/2008 10:24:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 768+ views
    The Mother Lode / The Associated Press ^ | December 17, 2008 | Qassim Abdul-Zahra
    Iraq's parliament speaker announced his resignation Wednesday after a parliamentary session descended into chaos as lawmakers argued about whether to free a journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush. The speaker, Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, has threatened to resign before and has been suspended for embarrassing the prime minister with erratic behavior. On Wednesday, after arguments erupted among lawmakers over the fate of the journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the speaker said: 'I have no honor leading this parliament and I announce my resignation.' Al-Zeidi's family went to the Central Criminal Court expecting to attend a court hearing for him, said...
  • The shoes we longed for (Ingrate Ultra-Barf Alert!)

    12/17/2008 8:52:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 823+ views
    Arab News ^ | December 18, 2008 | Sami Ramadani
    Within a few unlikely seconds, a pair of size 10 shoes have become the most destructive weapon the people of Iraq have managed to throw at the occupying powers, after nearly six years of occupation and formidable resistance. One Iraqi writer called the shoes, hurled by a journalist at George Bush, “Iraq’s weapon of comprehensive destruction”. While the uprisings of Fallujah, Najaf, Basra and Baghdad against the occupation will always remain as landmarks of a people resisting occupation, these incredible seconds have united Iraqis in the most dramatic fashion. Contrary to most media coverage, the 28-year-old TV reporter Muntadar Al-Zeidi...
  • The shoe, the shoe (Sole-shaking Barf Alert!)

    12/17/2008 7:46:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 737+ views
    Global Voices ^ | December 18, 2008 | Mong Palatino
    Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi will be known for a long time as the shoe thrower. He who succeeded in throwing a pair of shoes at U.S. President George Bush last Sunday in Baghdad. The shoes are now priceless. A Saudi entrepreneur has offered $10 million for one of the pair of shoes. The shoe throwing incident has been hailed as heroic by many people around the world, especially those who opposed the foreign policies of the outgoing US president. What are the reactions of Southeast Asian bloggers and residents? Hafriz from Singapore thinks al-Zaidi should become president of the world:...
  • (Hateful) Arabism & Islamism

    12/17/2008 7:20:17 PM PST · by Masti · 11 replies · 447+ views
    Hizbullah, also an Islamist group, has long been using the mixed language of Islam and Arabism, which is why Chuck Freund and I came up with the labels "Pan-Arabist Islam/ism" or "Arabo-centric Islam" (see also Matt Frost, who has an interest in this particular subject. Cf. Lee Smith's old article in Slate, and, Josh Landis' excellent post on the Baath and whether it's "secular"). In fact, speaking of Nasser, that's precisely the sort of image Hassan Nasrallah has been projecting: a Shiite Nasser. If you take a look at Avi Jorisch's Beacon of Hatred, you'll see in the accompanying DVD-Rom...
  • Gang rape brothers Bilal and Mohammed Skaf get jail cut

    12/17/2008 6:20:56 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies · 1,263+ views
    News Limited ^ | December 17, 2008
    NEW South Wales Premier Nathan Rees wants to appeal the reduction in the sentences given to brothers Bilal and Mohammed Skaf over the gang rape of a teenage girl. "I'm just off the phone to the acting attorney-general (Verity Firth) to see if we can appeal that decision, and if we can, we will," he said. "This is exactly the sort of decision by the judiciary that gives rise to claims in the community that the judiciary is out of touch." Bilal Skaf, 26, and his 25-year-old brother, Mohammed, were appealing their convictions and sentences for the gang rape of...
  • 60% of Britain's Muslim Schools Have Islamofacist Ties

    12/17/2008 6:19:08 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 378+ views
    Times of London/Yidwithlid ^ | 12/17/08 | Yidwithlid
    There are about,1.6 million Muslims in Great Britain and while they represent only 3% of the population it is a very vocal and radical minority. Almost half of Britain’s mosques are under the control of a hard line Islamic sect whose leading preacher loathes Western values and has called on Muslims to “shed blood” for Allah, an investigation by The Times has found. Riyadh ul Haq, who supports armed jihad and preaches contempt for Jews, Christians and Hindus, is in line to become the spiritual leader of the Deobandi sect in Britain. The ultra-conservative movement, which gave birth to the...
  • EU resists push to limit free speech at UN meeting

    12/17/2008 3:57:35 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 7 replies · 775+ views
    <p>GENEVA (AP) - Islamic proposals to ban criticism of religion, which have gathered strength since the publication of cartoons of the prophet Muhammad two years ago, threaten to derail an already troubled U.N. anti-racism conference planned for next year. The European Union rejects suggestions by Algeria—backed by other Muslim and African countries—that limits on free speech are needed to stop the publication of offensive articles and images.</p>
  • Tajik Cleric Says Textbooks Misinterpret Islam

    12/17/2008 2:09:47 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 14 replies · 634+ views
    RFE/RL ^ | December 17, 2008 | Farangis Najibullah
    A prominent Tajik cleric and politician has accused the country's education officials of misinterpreting many historical facts about Islam and the Prophet Muhammad in Tajik schoolbooks. In an open letter to the Ministry of Education and numerous media interviews, Hoji Akbar Turajonzoda has said that the textbooks' authors have taken an "unprofessional, irrational, and sometimes insulting and offensive stance" toward Islam and Islamic values. Turajonzoda, who is a member of Tajikistan's upper house of parliament, said the textbooks portray the Prophet Muhammad as a creator of a new religion -- not as the messenger of God -- and suggest that...
  • EU Bans Screening of Fitna

    12/17/2008 11:01:09 AM PST · by Islaminaction · 21 replies · 737+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | Dec. 17Th 2008 | Christopher Logan
    The British finally take a step to wake up their country by showing the Islam truth movie Fitna and the EU turns around and helps the enemy out by banning the screening. The reason that they gave for banning the film was that there were protests in Pakistan, Iran, Indonesia and Afghanistan after a Dutch screening. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calls the film "offensively anti-Islamic".
  • Man lands in trouble for praising Iraqi journo

    12/17/2008 10:53:33 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 3 replies · 477+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 17 December, 2008 | The Times of India
    BANGALORE: An employee of a company here who reportedly lauded the Iraqi journalist for hurling his shoes at President George Bush, landed in trouble as he is being questioned by police. Jameel, working in Motor Industry Corporation now taken over by BOSCH, was taken in for questioning yesterday after his colleagues complained that his comments supporting the journalist, Muntazer al-Zaidi, raised suspicion. "He has not been taken into custody. We are asking him some questions," said Gopal Hosur, Joint Commissioner, Crime. "There are no charges against him as of now. We are interrogating him to remove possibility of any doubt,"...
  • Islamic Economics and Shariah Law: A Plan for World Domination

    12/17/2008 10:43:09 AM PST · by Melissa 24 · 5 replies · 540+ views
    The Global Politician ^ | 12/20/2006 | David J. Jonsson
    My goal today is to put you into the mind of an Islamist — to think like an Islamist. It is only possible to understand the events occurring by understanding their thinking and what it would mean to live under Shariah law. There is a well-worn Cliché “It’s the economy stupid” that appears around election times. So it is with Islamic Economics and the Clash of Ideologies we are witnessing today. See also: Islamic Economics and the Final Jihad: The Muslim Brotherhood to the Leftist/Marxist - Islamist Alliance It should be realized that the goal of the Islamists, following in...
  • U.S. Hits Alleged Terrorist Front For Iran

    12/17/2008 10:42:42 AM PST · by Strategy · 4 replies · 788+ views
    CBS ^ | December 17, 2008
    The Bush administration moved Wednesday to clamp down financially on a New York City business suspected of acting as a front company for Iran's Bank Melli, which has been accused of providing support to Iran's nuclear program. "This scheme to use a front company set up by Bank Melli - a known proliferator - to funnel money from the United States to Iran is yet another example of Iran's duplicity," said Stuart Levey, the Treasury Department's under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.
  • Ga. judge jails Muslim woman over head scarf

    12/17/2008 10:34:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,137+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/17/08 | Dionne Walker - ap
    ATLANTA – A Muslim woman arrested for refusing to take off her head scarf at a courthouse security checkpoint said Wednesday that she felt her human and civil rights were violated. A judge ordered Lisa Valentine, 40, to serve 10 days in jail for contempt of court, said police in Douglasville, a city of about 20,000 people on Atlanta's west suburban outskirts.
  • Car bomber Bilal Abdulla was known to MI5[UK]

    12/17/2008 8:07:26 AM PST · by BGHater · 1 replies · 293+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 17 Dec 2008 | Duncan Gardham
    British-born NHS doctor Bilal Abdulla launched car bomb attacks on London and Glasgow despite having been identified as a terror suspect by MI5, it can be disclosed today. The 29-year-old, an Iraqi doctor born in Aylesbury, Bucks, plotted to bring murder and mayhem on an "indiscriminate" scale to London's West End and Glasgow airport. He was found guilty yesterday of conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause explosions. However, it can be disclosed today that the Security Service had earlier identified Abdulla following a surveillance operation based around another group of radicals. Security sources said they had a name for...
  • US, UN try to handcuff Israel before Netanyahu is elected

    12/17/2008 8:19:30 AM PST · by Victory111 · 14 replies · 522+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 12-17-08 | Ryan Jones
    At the urging of the US government, the UN Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution declaring peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians “irreversible.” The resolution makes no room for changing circumstances or non-compliance by the parties involved. It appears to have been passed in response to Israeli prime ministerial frontrunner Benjamin Netanyahu’s stated intention to alter the flow of the peace process as a result of Palestinian non-compliance.
  • The Next Holocaust

    12/17/2008 8:22:52 AM PST · by NickyAitch · 34 replies · 1,056+ views
    Family Security Matters.org ^ | December 17, 2008 | Tim Wilson
    How will America react if diplomacy fails and Tel Aviv is hit with a nuke? How will America react if New York is hit with a terrorist nuke?
  • Proposal to Slaughter Jews Slated for UN Vote in early 2009 [Satire]

    12/17/2008 9:21:39 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies · 476+ views
    A call by the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan to formally start a third intifada by carrying out suicide bombing attacks to “slaughter the Jews” in Israel has sparked widespread interest around the globe. “This could be the breakthrough we need,” exclaimed Hamas spokesman, Imah Mohran. “With new leadership from the United States, a final resolution of the Jewish problem may be within our grasp. This is the change we believe in” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the proposal has stimulated sufficient interest to be “worth a closer look” and that the UN would likely debate and possibly vote on the...
  • Gaffney: "We cannot tolerate and must not permit Uncle Sam's morphing into Uncle Shariah"

    12/17/2008 4:40:04 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 10 replies · 1,263+ views
    WashingtonTimes ^ | 12/17/08 | JihadWatch
    In "Uncle Shariah" in the Washington Times, December 16, Frank Gaffney details why AIG's nationalization is so worrisome: The insurance giant AIG has lately become the poster child for corporate risk-taking, mismanagement and greed. Its unimaginably large losses, rooted in insurance it extended to financial companies engaged in subprime mortgage-backed transactions, have destroyed both AIG's corporate reputation and balance sheet. Indeed, but for the fact that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson - who during his days running Goldman Sachs had extensive ties to AIG - deemed the insurance firm "too large to fail," the company would surely have gone under by...
  • India stuck with 23 pirates caught in Gulf of Aden

    12/16/2008 10:07:26 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 57 replies · 1,944+ views
    The Times of India ^ | December 16, 2008 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: The Navy is all at sea about what to do with the 23 pirates and the large cache of arms captured by missile destroyer INS Mysore during anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden on Saturday. "The Indian government is trying to tie up things with Yemen to ensure the 23 pirates, 12 of whom are Somali and 11 Yemeni, can be handed over to it. But if that does not work, we might have to bring them back to India for prosecution here,'' said a senior defence ministry official. Britain, US and some other countries, incidentally, have...
  • BBC has got a Muslim trying to rewrite historic Jewish Jesus from Judea

    12/17/2008 8:56:28 AM PST · by PRePublic · 6 replies · 744+ views
    BBC has got a Muslim trying to rewrite historic Jewish Jesus from Judea (attempting -- to no avail -- to "Arabize"& confuse JUDEA with Arabia...). Accompanied with a typical Islamic-bigotry's bombarding propaganda of the "bad" Israelis that dare to try fight the Arab Muslim (invaders) that terrorize the Jews (with security checkpoints). http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7784227.stm BBC's Aleem Maqbool: The road to Bethlehem
  • Congressman (aka "Keith X") Ellison makes his pilgrimage to Mecca

    12/17/2008 8:35:49 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 10 replies · 637+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 12/15/08 | Mitch Anderson - Staff Reporter
    Back home, he's one of the 535 most powerful lawmakers in America, but last week, on the holiest week in Islam's holiest city, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison was just one among the estimated 3 million travelers making the pilgrimage to Mecca. Ellison, D-Minn., and the first Muslim elected to Congress, also became the first sitting member to make the hajj, the journey that all able-bodied Muslims are obligated to make once in their lifetime. Ellison had been planning the weeklong pilgrimage since a trip to Saudi Arabia almost a year ago, said his spokesman, Rick Jauert, and hadn't expected the...
  • UK: Mother told to take down her Christmas lights -- they might offend non-Christians

    12/17/2008 5:33:17 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 28 replies · 1,416+ views
    Dhimmiwatch ^ | 12/17/08
    At least in this case study from Absurd Britannia, the backtracking began almost immediately. "Mother told to take down her Christmas lights... in case they offend her non-Christian neighbours," from the Daily Mail, December 16 (thanks to James): A woman has spoken of how she was told to remove her Christmas lights by a housing association worker - in case they offended her non-Christian neighbours. Dorothy Glenn decorates her home in South Shields with hundreds of festive lights every year, including a giant tree and a 4ft Santa Claus. But she was left stunned this year when a South Tyneside...
  • Islamic banking (sharia) is not the answer

    12/17/2008 5:17:16 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 4 replies · 483+ views
    CreepingSharia ^ | 12/17/08 | Creeping
    If “cash is king,” then Middle East coffers are irresistibly enticing. During a recent tour of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, Deputy Treasury Secretary Robert Kimmitt applauded the “growing role” of Arab banks in the U.S. economy. Treasury is seeking buyers for its newly acquired bailout assets because more than $1 trillion in cash is urgently needed to rescue the largest U.S. banks. However, cash from the Arabian Gulf comes with a vital string attached: Islamic banking, erroneously viewed as an ancient practice. In fact, Islamic banking is a newly invented institution: “Neither classical nor medieval Islamic civilization featured...
  • Muslim Woman Arrested in US Courtroom

    12/17/2008 4:47:08 AM PST · by Islaminaction · 41 replies · 1,334+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | Dec. 17Th 2008 | Christopher Logan
    As a Georgia Muslim woman tried to enter a courtroom, a bailiff told her that she would have to remove her hijab if she wanted to come in. Instead of complying she cursed the bailiff. As a result she was sentenced to 10 days in jail for contempt of court. Apparently it is OK when they tell us how to live, but no one can ask anything of them.
  • Munde of Bharatiya Janata Party of India calls for Bombing Pakistan Terrorist Camps

    12/16/2008 9:48:19 PM PST · by Brian_Baldwin · 10 replies · 595+ views
    The Hindu (Online Edition) - India ^ | 17-Dec-2008 | Meena Menon
    Sena, BJP want 'fitting reply' to Pakistan Meena Menon NAGPUR: The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Opposition in Maharashtra on Tuesday said the covert war by Pakistan must be given a fitting reply. While Leader of the Opposition in the assembly Ramdas Kadam called for war, BJP’s Gopinath Munde demanded bombing of the terrorist training camps in Pakistan. The Opposition took on the ruling coalition for its lapses in dealing with the terror strike of November 26 and demanded an immediate change in the top police personnel who head the State and the city of Mumbai. Describing the terror attacks...
  • Will Palestinians Destroy the Church of the Nativity ?

    A message to observant Christians, you should know that if there ever is a Palestinian State you can say goodbye to holy sites Church of the Nativity and the Church of the Ascension. Christian holy sites and populations are endangered whenever Palestinians gain control. Christian towns and churches, including the sacred Church of the Nativity, have been used as bases for Palestinian snipers and launching-sites for terrorist attacks. Many historically Christian towns that came under Palestinian control through Oslo — Bethlehem being only the most famous example — quickly lost their Christian majority as those citizens steadily fled Muslim oppression...
  • U.S. plot (Fort Dix) suspects had no intent to kill: attorneys

    12/16/2008 8:19:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 618+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/08 | Jon Hurdle
    CAMDEN, New Jersey (Reuters) – Five Muslim men accused of planning an attack on a U.S. army base had no intention of following through even though they shared Muslim anger toward America after September 11, defense attorneys said on Tuesday. The men, all born outside the United States, plotted but did not execute an attack on Fort Dix in New Jersey and discussed attacks on other installations including Dover Air Force Base in Delaware and the U.S. Coast Guard in Philadelphia, prosecutors say. They were arrested in May 2007 and face life in prison if convicted. In closing arguments after...
  • Creeping Sharia in America's Biggest Shopping Mall

    12/16/2008 7:53:55 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 20 replies · 867+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/16/08 | Yidwithlid
    The Mall of America is the biggest shopping mall in America its 4.2 million square feet includes 520 stores, Nickelodeon indoor amusement park, theaters, a Mini-Golf course, and a giant underwater aquarium complete with sharks. Its more than a Mall, its a tourist destination. Now the mall has added a brand new feature, a Muslim prayer room. Boys and girls can you say Sharia Creep?:
  • SEEEEXY!: Meet the Shoe-Thrower's Hot Sis

    12/16/2008 5:44:13 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies · 2,945+ views
    debbieschlussel.com ^ | December 16, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    This is Um Sa'aad (mother of Sa'aad, and probably 13 other ugly, anti-American kids), the sexy sister of Iraqi urinalist Muntadar Al-Zeidi, the guy who threw shoes at President Bush and should probably get a try-out with the Dearborn Jihadists NFL Expansion Team. His sister looks like she should be one of their cheerleaders. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, eat your pork hearts out. As you probably know, her 28-year-old, violent, immature bro is being hailed as a hero around the Islamic world. But, wait, I thought they loved America, and that they were so peaceful. They'd never cheer on the throwing...
  • UK: Iraqi doctor guilty in Glasgow airport jihad plot

    12/16/2008 5:47:59 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 2 replies · 947+ views
    JihadWatch ^ | 12/16/08
    The good doctor on the day of his grand jihad Cambridge alum guilty of plotting the jihad deaths of untold numbers. Poverty Causes Terrorism Update: "Iraqi doctor found guilty of Glasgow airport bomb plot," by Steve Bird in the Times, December 16 (thanks to all who sent this in): An NHS doctor who waged a terrorist car-bomb campaign intended to kill and maim hundreds of people in London and Glasgow has been found guilty of conspiracy to murder. Dr Bilal Abdulla was part of a cell that set up a bomb-making factory and bought five cars to convert into firebombs...
  • 2 J'lem Arabs nabbed for kidnapping plot

    12/16/2008 5:51:29 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 221+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 14, 2008 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    Two Arab residents of east Jerusalem were indicted on Sunday for allegedly plotting to kidnap Border Police officers from a checkpoint on the outskirts of the capital to use as bargaining chips for the release of Hamas prisoners, police said. The suspects, Abdallah Abid, 21, and Iyad Abid, 19, of the Isawiya neighborhood were arrested last month following an investigation carried out by the Shin Bet (Israeli Security Agency) and Jerusalem Police. The two men confessed to being Hamas activists and planning a series of attacks against security personnel in and around the city, police said in a statement. According...
  • DEARBORN MAN SENTENCED ON CHARGES OF SUPPORTING HIZBALLAH

    12/16/2008 6:20:27 PM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 457+ views
    DETROIT FBI.gov ^ | December 12, 2008 | DETROIT FBI.gov
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://detroit.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel08/de121208.htm FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEARBORN MAN SENTENCED ON CHARGES OF SUPPORTING HIZBALLAH A former resident of Dearborn was sentenced today to 10 years in prison after having pleaded guilty to providing material support to Hizballah, a designated foreign terrorist organization, Acting United States Attorney Terrence Berg announced today. Mr. Berg was joined in the announcement by Andrew Arena, FBI Special Agent in Charge, and Brian Moskowitz, Special Agent in Charge of Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Fawzi Assi, 47, formerly of Dearborn, Michigan, entered the guilty plea in United States...
  • Bush's shoe attacker has broken arm, ribs: brother

    12/16/2008 6:21:30 PM PST · by BCW · 45 replies · 2,042+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 DEC 2008 | Salam Faraj Salam Faraj
    BAGHDAD (AFP) – The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at US President George W. Bush has a broken arm and ribs after being struck by Iraqi security agents, his brother told AFP on Tuesday. Durgham Zaidi was unable to say whether his brother Muntazer had sustained the injuries while being overpowered during Sunday's protest against Bush's visit to Baghdad or while in custody later. He said he had been told that his brother was being held by Iraqi forces in the heavily fortified Green Zone compound in central Baghdad where the US embassy and most government offices are housed....
  • Some Imams 'biased against women'

    12/16/2008 6:44:22 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 830+ views
    BBC ^ | 15 December 2008 | Sanjiv Buttoo
    A Muslim think tank has found some UK Imams discriminate against women when enforcing Islamic Sharia law. Scholars at the Centre for Islamic Pluralism interviewed 90 Muslims in London, the West Midlands, Lancashire and West Yorkshire. They found some women did not get fair hearings in forced marriage, arranged marriage and domestic violence matters. It comes after an NHS doctor was freed in Bangladesh following claims she was being held there for a forced marriage. Sharia law governs every aspect of a Muslim's life, and Imams or scholars give out rulings on how to live by God's wishes. Some mosques...
  • Netherlands Threatens to Boycott World Conference against Racism

    12/16/2008 1:40:43 PM PST · by knighthawk · 16 replies · 795+ views
    NIS News ^ | December 16 2008
    THE HAGUE, 17/12/08 - The Netherlands will boycott the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) if the anti-Semitic tone in the texts for the draft resolution is not removed, said Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen yesterday on Radio 1. The UN conference takes place in Geneva next April. Verhagen will still make proposals for altering the texts in two preparatory meetings. If this does not succeed, the Netherlands will withdraw. According to Verhagen, some Islamic countries misuse the UN for anti-Semitic mud-slinging. "It all again only appears to be about the branding of Israel and the condemnation of Western countries because of...
  • UN gives authority to hunt pirates on land, air

    12/16/2008 3:21:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies · 4,951+ views
    The International Herald Tribune / The Associated Press ^ | December 16, 2008 | Ahmed Al-Haj in San'a, William J. Kole and Barbara Surk
    On the same day Somali gunmen seized two more ships, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize nations to conduct land and air attacks on pirate bases on the coast of the Horn of Africa country. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was on hand to push through the resolution, one of President George W. Bush's last major foreign policy initiatives. Rice said the resolution will have a significant impact, especially since "pirates are adapting to the naval presence in the Gulf of Aden by traveling further" into sea lanes not guarded by warships sent by the U.S. and...
  • Muslim terror promoters penetrating Canadian security agencies?

    12/16/2008 6:00:47 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 365+ views
    CreepingSharia ^ | 12/16/08
    We tend to focus on creeping sharia in the U.S. but Canada is not exempt from the grand jihad as this article from earlier this year indicates. With porous borders and chatter of a North American Union we should hope Canada is taking the threat seriously. David Harris. The enemy within If terrorism suspect Momin Khawaja, now on trial in Ottawa, is as guilty as Crown prosecutors say, it’ll be time to settle an important question: Was Mr. Khawaja a “Naji man”? Amid trial allegations, court details and defence objections, significant questions arise about Mr. Khawaja’s status as a consultant...
  • Cowardly Exercises in Freedom

    12/16/2008 4:11:04 PM PST · by foutsc · 4 replies · 326+ views
    Nietzche is Dead ^ | 16 Dec 08 | foutsc
    The shoe throwing incident could not have happened under the previous Iraqi regime. A reporter exercises his new found freedom by attacking the man responsible for bringing him that freedom. Yes, the Middle East is a complicated place.This was not a brave act; it was a cowardly act. It's like the religion haters in the US who harass anti-gay marriage churchgoers or dunk a crucifix in a jar of urine and call it art. Try that in Europe with a Koran and see how far you get. These are not brave acts of free speech. Christians are easy targets because...
  • Obomunism 120: The subprime predatory lending scheme that engineered the 2008 economic crisis

    12/16/2008 4:18:26 PM PST · by jetxnet · 2 replies · 529+ views
    Information extrapolated and formulated from Blogsphere. The last vestiage of free speech!The subprime predatory lending scheme that engineered the 2008 economic crisisThere are two loan terms in this artcle, one is "micro-finance" and the other is "subprime" loans. Both types of loans are designed to "get rich off the poor" by lending to those who cannot afford them. It has been referred to by some economists as "predatory lending".Though micro-finance loans have been extended to the mortgage industry, subprime loans were already available using the same common "rule-set" for loaning to people with little income and no credit. In...
  • Georgia Muslims Barred from Court Because of Hijab(cair Barf Alert)

    12/16/2008 3:12:04 PM PST · by mdittmar · 35 replies · 1,280+ views
    Council on American-Islamic Relations ^ | 12/16/2008 | Council on American-Islamic Relations
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate a series of incidents in which Muslim women in Georgia were prevented from entering courtrooms because they were wearing Islamic headscarves, or hijabs. In the most recent incident, a Muslim woman was jailed today following a dispute over whether she could enter the courtroom while wearing her hijab.According to the woman’s husband, she was seeking to enter the courtroom in Douglasville, Ga., to deal with a matter related to a nephew’s traffic citation. After she walked through the security area, a bailiff allegedly told...
  • Blind man&rsquo;s guide dog barred from restaurant for offending Muslims

    12/16/2008 2:49:55 PM PST · by cartan · 53 replies · 1,444+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 2008-12-15 | John Bingham
    A blind man has been turned away from a fashionable Indian restaurant because his guide dog offended Muslim staff. Alun Elder-Brown, a recruitment executive, said he was left feeling “like a piece of dirt” after being barred from bringing the animal into Kirthon Restaurant in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, on religious grounds. The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association said the decision was illegal under the Disability Discrimination Act and Mr Elder-Brown, 51, is now considering suing the establishment in The Pantiles. It follows a series of successful prosecutions of Muslim taxi drivers who refused to carry guide dogs in their...
  • UK:Anti-Christmas Muslim Promoted to School Inspector

    12/16/2008 1:48:56 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 15 replies · 627+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | Dec. 16Th 2008 | Christopher Logan
    The politically correct of the UK have out done themselves today. They have taken an anti-Christmas Muslim teacher and promoted him to a government school inspector. In the past as a group of non-Muslims and Muslim children were signing Christmas songs, Israr Khan's Ofsted stood up and screamed at the crying children "Who is your God? Why are you saying Jesus and Jesus Christ? God is not your God - it is Allah."
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Treasury Dept: Stop AIG Bailout Financing Terrorism

    12/16/2008 10:51:16 AM PST · by Islander7 · 7 replies · 575+ views
    Thomas More Law Center ^ | Dec 15, 2008 | Thomas More Law Center
    ANN ARBOR, MI – A federal lawsuit was filed this morning against U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. and the Federal Reserve Board to stop all bailout funds from going to American International Group, Inc. (“AIG”). According to the lawsuit, the U.S. government, through its ownership of AIG, is not only violating the Constitution, but also promoting and financing the destruction of America using American tax dollars. The basis of the lawsuit is that AIG intentionally promotes Shariah-compliant businesses and insurance products, which by necessity must comply with the 1200 year old body of Islamic canon law based on...
  • After 130 years, Sally Army told to stop rattling tins because it might 'offend other religions'

    12/16/2008 10:07:47 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 61 replies · 2,732+ views
    DailyMail ^ | 12/15/08 | Paul Harris
    For 130 years they have been part of Christmas, filling the air in towns across the land with music and carols. But one thing is missing from the repertoire of Salvation Army bands this year - the percussion of rattling tins. Members have been forbidden to shake their charity tins - even if it's done in time to the music - in case it harasses or intimidates people. One said she had been told it might also offend other religions. Tin man: Salvation Army collectors have been told not to rattle their tins as it could be construed as religious...
  • LA Times Compares Shoe Hurler To Joe Wurzelbacher

    12/16/2008 5:20:49 AM PST · by paltz · 23 replies · 620+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/16/08 | Kerry Picket
    While the mainstream media whines that everyone should just "move on" from the Blagojevich scandal, they continue to harp on any conservative who was involved with McCain-Palin campaign. Los Angeles Times writer Tina Susman took a shot at Joe Wurzelbacher on Monday and compared him to Iraqi journalist and part-time shoe thrower Muntather Zaidi.(my emphasis throughout:) In the few seconds it took Iraqi journalist Muntather Zaidi to wing a pair of shoes at President George Bush, the Middle East got its own version of Joe the Plumber. Just as Joe Wurzelbacher's gripes to Barack Obama during the U.S. presidential election...
  • Shoe-Thrower Earns ‘Signature Event’ Status from Bush-Hating Associated Press

    12/16/2008 5:21:29 AM PST · by Invisigoth · 5 replies · 459+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | December 16, 2008 | Dan Calabrese
    What would have happened during the reign of Saddam Hussein if an Iraqi “journalist” (not that such a thing existed at the time) had stood up during a presidential press conference and thrown a shoe at the podium? Let’s see. The offender might have been simply taken out and shot, but you can’t write off the possibility of Saddam’s sadistic sons sticking the guy’s head in boiling acid to make the point a little more forcefully. None of this applies today, because Iraq was liberated by George W. Bush. So when the very same George W. Bush finds himself the...
  • Shoe Thrower Hates U.S., Iran Role in Iraq, Family Says (Admired Che Guevara)

    12/16/2008 5:53:37 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies · 1,093+ views
    AP via FoxNews.com ^ | December 16, 2008
    BAGHDAD — The Iraqi TV reporter who hurled his shoes at George W. Bush was kidnapped once by militants and, separately, detained briefly by the U.S. military. Over time, Muntadhar al-Zeidi, a 28-year-old unmarried Shiite, came to hate both the U.S. military occupation and Iran's interference in Iraq, his family told The Associated Press on Monday.
  • India to Pak: We want results, not assurances

    16 Dec 2008, 1450 hrs IST, PTI SRINAGAR: With pressure mounting on Pakistan to act against the sources of terror responsible for the Mumbai attacks, India on Tuesday said Islamabad should follow up its promise to the global community with action. ( Watch ) "I have already said this in Parliament. Words (by Pakistan) must be followed up with action," External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee told reporters. "We expect that good sense will prevail and we expect that the assurances that are coming (from Pakistan) will translate into action. Because assurances are coming from established leadership of that country, we...