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  • Sharia-Compliant Financing Secured for Lux Condos, Islamic Museum Near Ground Zero

    05/22/2016 5:44:50 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 39 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 20 2016 | Tiffany Gabbay
    The developer of the ill-fated Ground Zero Mosque won't relent on his goal of planting a flag on the grave of 3,000 Americans. The New York Post reports that Sharif El-Gamal and his banking partners announced Wednesday that he secured "Sharia-compliant financing" to build a luxury condominium tower and an Islamic museum on the same site as the proposed Ground Zero Mosque -- four blocks away from where the Twin Towers once stood. The $174 million dollar project features a three-story Islamic cultural museum at 51 Park Place and 48 high-end residential condos in a 43-story tower at 45 Park...
  • Bosnia's Muslims reopen mosque Serbs blew up during the war

    05/07/2016 8:04:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2016 9:26 AM EDT | Radul Radovanovic
    Over 10,000 people turned out Saturday for the reopening of a mosque in Bosnia that was blown up by Christian Orthodox Serbs during the 1992-1995 war and that became a symbol of the effort to destroy Bosnias centuries-long multireligious fabric. The Ferhat Pasha mosque also called Ferhadija was a masterpiece of 16th-century Ottoman architecture and one of the 16 mosques in Banja Luka or one of the 534 throughout the country that were destroyed or damaged by Bosnian Serbs in order to erase any traces of those they were expelling or killing. Their aim was to...
  • Pig heads, blood on Austrian mosque

    05/06/2016 10:11:55 AM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies
    Daily Star Lebanon ^ | 05/06/2016 | Agence France Presse
    An Austrian man has been arrested for allegedly placing two pig heads on an Islamic center and mosque being built in the southern city of Graz, police said Friday. "He put the pig heads on the construction site and smeared the minaret with blood," police spokesman Leo Josephus told AFP, saying the man has been identified as a 46-year-old Austrian. Last month the interior ministry said there was a 54 percent rise in extremist and racist incidents in 2015, ranging from vandalism and assaults to fanning hatred against foreigners. Austria took in 90,000 asylum-seekers in 2015, making it the European...
  • WHY TURKEY'S SEIZURE OF CHURCHES IS DEEPLY TROUBLING

    04/20/2016 4:59:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    You don't need to have "Istanbul, Not Constantinople" memorized to know that Turkey is a Muslim country built by Muslim colonists and settlers on the back of a Christian civilization. Some of its mosques used to be churches. And quite a few Muslims in Turkey would like to turn all the remaining churches into mosques ... Unlike the state-funded mosques, Turkeys ancient church buildings some of which pre-date Islam have been managed, historically, by church foundations. ... While Obama welcomes Erdogan's megamosque in America, Christians have trouble with churches in Turkey. But Obama instead lobbies Greece to make...
  • Township: Mosque building plan rejected over land use issues [Basking Ridge NJ]

    04/07/2016 2:47:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2016 5:20 PM EDT
    A New Jersey township is seeking to dismiss a federal lawsuit accusing it of creating bogus barriers for years before ultimately rejecting a groups plan to build a mosque. The Islamic Society of Basking Ridge filed the complaint last month, seeking permission to build the mosque. Its application to build the mosque was denied in December after four years and 39 public hearings. Its lawsuit alleges a delayed and drawn-out process during which town residents made references to terrorism and questioned what children would learn in the mosque.
  • '2,800 ticking time bombs': Mosques in U.S. offer terrorists 'short cut to salvation,' expert says

    04/06/2016 7:17:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 04 April 2016 | Jonah Hicap
    The estimated 2,800 mosques in the United States are "ticking time bombs" for Islamic terrorism, according to experts. All U.S. states have at least one mosque each with California and New York topping the list with more than 500 mosques followed by Texas with more than 300 ... According to Dr. Mark Christian, president and founder of the Global Faith Institute, about 80 percent of the 2,800 U.S. mosques are under the supervision of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose goal is to make nations comply with Shariah law. "You have a new mosque opening every week in America," said Christian, a...
  • New Gruesome ISIS Recruitment Video-Anti-Islam Protesters Met by ARMED Black Panther Group In Texas

    04/04/2016 7:03:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    GRAPHIC CONTENT: New Gruesome ISIS Recruitment VideoVideo at link, the English subtitles are part of the ISIS video, not a translation. Targeting English speakers. Anti-Islam Protesters Are Met by ARMED Black Panther Group In Texas Things Get HEATEDVideo at source NEW BLACK POWER PARTY: Clashes with Armed Citizens Outside Nation of Islam Mosque in this American CityRacial tensions in America seem to be coming to a boiling point. Imagine how bad this situation could have gotten. Racial tensions erupted during an armed demonstration outside a Nation of Islam mosque in Dallas on Saturday. Anti-radicalization protesters from the Bureau of...
  • Turkeys president comes to Maryland to celebrate Turkish centers opening

    04/02/2016 7:38:53 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 17 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 2 at 6:30 PM | Hamil R. Harris
    Turkeys president comes to Maryland to celebrate Turkish centers opening By Hamil R. Harris April 2 at 6:30 PM Two decades of praying, planning and building came to fruition Saturday as thousands from across the country and beyond gathered to celebrate the official opening of a $110 million facility in suburban Maryland designed to support and honor Turks and those of the Muslim faith living in the United States. The Diyanet Center of America, which bills itself as the largest Islamic campus in the Western Hemisphere, welcomed Turkish immigrants from Canada and Muslims from the Washington region to the facility,...
  • Bee Swarm Attacks Members at Phoenix Mosque

    04/02/2016 4:32:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | April 2, 2016 | foxnews
  • Why Jordan Is Installing Cameras at Al-Aqsa Mosque

    04/01/2016 8:20:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | Friday, Apr. 1, 2016 | Ahmad Melhem
    Jordan is making progress installing cameras in Al-Aqsa Mosque's courtyards, but has not set a completion date for the controversial project. The plan faces tough challenges, and some Palestinians fear Israel could use the cameras against them. Some Palestinians believe extremist Israelis are trying to gain control over the mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites. Jews are permitted to visit the mosque compound, but are not allowed to pray there. Jewish groups, sometimes accompanied by Israeli police, frequently force their way into the mosque compound, resulting in violent confrontations. Ahmed Rwaidy, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' adviser on Jerusalem affairs, told...
  • Turkish president's security guards rough up journalists at D.C. event

    03/31/2016 5:28:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    mashable ^ | ‎3‎/‎31‎/‎2016‎ | Christopher Miller
    Turkish security services brought their strong-arm tactics to Washington on Thursday, roughing up protesters, journalists and even D.C. police before a speech by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The event descended into chaos and violence outside the Brookings Institute near D.C.'s Dupont Circle after the president's security personnel confronted a small group of people gathered to protest Erdogan's visit. ... Turkish security then clashed with the D.C. cops, who refused to remove protesters from the premises.
  • Anti-terror police launch probe into Glasgow Central Mosque leader's Pakistani terror link

    03/31/2016 6:26:50 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 3 replies
    The Herald Scotland ^ | March 31, 2016 | Peter Swindon
    Anti-terror police have launched an investigation after it emerged that the head of religious events at Glasgow Central Mosque, Sabir Ali, held senior positions in the UK branch of the group Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP) an organisation responsible for terrorist atrocities in Pakistan. In documents uncovered by the BBC, the organisation's own publication suggests that both Ali and Hafiz Abdul Hamid, a leader at Edinburgh's Polwarth Mosque, had connections with SSP after it was banned. SSP was proscribed by the UK government in 2001 and then by the government of Pakistan in 2002 for violence against the Shia community.
  • Bombshell As Obama And Erdogan Slated To Open New Mega-Mosque Together In Maryland

    03/28/2016 3:00:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | April 20, 2015 | Geri Ungurean
    He will be at the opening of the $100 million dollar mega mosque in Lanham, MD with Erdogan only about 1/2 hour from our home. From his apology tour to the Middle East, to his fake Arab Spring to destabilize the region, to take out secular governments and replace them with Islamic regimes, it is crystal clear! You have to be blind not to see this. A couple of years ago it was reported that Turkey was helping fund the building of a $100 million dollar mega mosque in Lanham, Maryland. In fact Erdogan visited the mosque when he...
  • Italian Archbishop Calling for Construction of Mosque

    03/14/2016 6:22:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/11/16 | Julianna Freitag
    The archbishop of Bologna, Italy is calling for the construction of a mosque in the city. At a conference last week organized by the local Muslim community, Abp. Matteo Maria Zuppi, recently appointed to head the archdiocese, seized the opportunity to express his sympathy towards the Muslim community by calling for a mosque to be built in Bologna. He also asked for the accommodation of Muslim festivities in Italian schools. Quoting Cdl. Angelo Scola, archbishop of Milan - a cleric with similar sympathies - Zuppi said, "I really think it's time for a mosque in Bologna. Some people think otherwise...
  • The Need to Double the Number of Mosques in France

    03/06/2016 9:50:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 4 March 2016
    This weeks guest is Mohammed Moussaoui, head of the Union of mosques in France. He explained the presence of about 2300 mosques in France, adding that there is a need to double that number to avoid worshipers to pray in non-religious places or on the streets on Fridays. He also confirmed that since the incidents of November 13 2015 many worship places that are not official were closed. He said that any place of worship destabilizing the country or promoting extremism should not be regarded as a mosque. He spoke about the French initiative inviting non-Muslim French people to get...
  • Residents complain that call to prayer is too loud (Michigan)

    03/05/2016 9:59:03 AM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    thehamtramckreview.com ^ | March 5, 2016 | Charles Sercombe
    The debate over the Muslim call to prayer is reverberating once again. At last weeks city council meeting, several residents of the Hamtramck Senior Plaza apartments on Holbrook complained about the volume level of the call to prayer coming from the Ideal Islamic Center, located across from the apartment complex. Jeanette Powell said shes not complaining as a way to bash anyones religion. She said the call or prayer was broadcast at 6 a.m. and found the volume overbearing. Just turn it down a little bit.
  • Leipzig mosque construction site targeted with dead pig

    02/25/2016 7:00:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 Feb 2016 14:51 GMT+01:00 | Tom Barfield
    An empty lot in Leipzig where a local Muslim community plans to build a mosque was the target of an apparent Islamophobic attack on Wednesday, when a passer-by found a dead piglet in a bush. The dead piglet had the words "Mutti Merkel" (Mother Merkel) daubed on it in red paint, the Leipziger Volkszeitung (LVZ) reported. "I see this as just a stupid act. I don't know what they mean to say with this, but our mosque construction project will continue," Dr. Rashid Nawaz of the Leipzig branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat (AMJ) organization told The Local. The piglet...
  • Friday Night Pig Racing (next door to the mosque)

    12/30/2006 6:20:02 AM PST · by RKV · 81 replies · 3,135+ views
    Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | 12/06 | Shanna Sissom
    While Muslim faithful are worshiping Allah, sounds of liquored up Texans chasing greased pigs may soon be heard outside the mosque. "Comin' soon weekly Friday night pig racin'" reads the sign in the Houston suburb of Katy. It goes on to promote a greased pig-catching contest, the opportunity to purchase a slow pig to save its life and--of all things--a pork cook-off. Bring your own bottle, the sign also says and boasts the availability of "clean port-o-pots." It sounds like a rowdy Friday night outing, Texas style. But the planned pig races are wallowing in controversy. A Muslim group having...
  • Queens mosque instructor charged with molesting 9-year-old girl

    02/12/2016 2:59:04 PM PST · by wtd · 25 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | Thursday, February 11, 2016 | BY Rocco Parascandola, Thomas Tracy
    EXCLUSIVE: Queens mosque instructor charged with molesting 9-year-old girl A 46-year-old religious instructor at a Queens mosque has been arrested on charges of molesting a 9-year-old student, the Daily News has learned. Mohammad Rana of Queens was charged with sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child for groping the girl at the Masjid Abu Huraira Mosque on 31st Ave., police sources said.
  • You Don't Know What Obama Said At The Mosque

    02/11/2016 2:57:21 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Denis Prager
    If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media’s summary of them. When you do, you realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue.
  • The Ugly 'SNL' Joke You Missed While Chuckling at 'Bernie Sanderswitzky'

    02/09/2016 10:09:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Forward ^ | February 8, 2016 | J.J. Goldberg
    his one went by so fast that most of us seem to have missed it. This past weekend’s Saturday Night Live had not one but two Jewish jokes. One was moderately funny, notable mainly for the fact that it came from the mouth of Senator Bernie Sanders, during a back-and-forth with his doppelganger Larry David. The other, delivered by Weekend Update fake news co-anchor Michael Che, was far more pointed and may just have crossed a line. Here’s Che’s bit: “On his first visit to a U.S. mosque, President Obama called on U.S. television producers to create characters that are...
  • You Don’t Know What Obama Said at the Mosque

    02/09/2016 6:51:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/09/2016 | Dennis Prager
    If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media's summary of them. When you do, you come to realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue. The most recent example was his speech last week at a mosque in Baltimore. In addition to reassuring Muslim Americans that they are as American as Americans of every other faith -- a point that any president, Republican or Democrat, would...
  • You Don't Know What Obama Said at the Mosque

    02/09/2016 6:29:07 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    RCP ^ | Dennis Prager
    If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media's summary of them. When you do, you realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue. The most recent example was his speech last week at a mosque in Baltimore. In addition to reassuring Muslim Americans that they are as American as Americans of every other faith -- President Obama spoke a lot of nonsense, some of it dangerous....
  • Why Did Obama Tell Brazen Lies at the Baltimore Mosque?

    02/06/2016 4:11:38 PM PST · by vekzen · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/6/16 | tom tandredo
    That President Obama told a series of brazen lies about Islam in his December 3 Baltimore speech is being well documented by experts on Islam. Obama bizarrely invented a new translation of the word “Islam” itself, saying incorrectly that the word comes from the same root as the Muslim word for peace — salam, as in, peace be with you. In fact, in Arabic, the word Islam means submission, not peace, meaning submission to Allah and the teachings of his prophet, Mohammad. Obama also misquoted Islamic scripture in parts of his speech, even going so far as to suggest that...
  • Trump Says Obama ‘Goes To A Mosque And Apologizes’ While Americans Are Targeted

    02/06/2016 3:56:01 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 32 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was critical of President Obama's visit to a Baltimore mosque during a Friday speech here in Florence, S.C., saying that the president "goes to a mosque and apologizes" as Americans are targeted by terrorists. "Where did they come from?" Trump asked as he spoke about the November terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., referencing the attackers who carried out the killings. "And then President Obama yesterday goes to a mosque and he apologizes. I mean, what's going on?" he added as the crowd booed.
  • Muslim Women: Obama's Slap in the Face

    02/05/2016 11:13:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Charlotte Hays
    "To Muslim women's rights activists fighting for equal access to mosques as part of a broader campaign for reform — from equal education for women and girls to freedom from so-called 'honor killings', the president's visit to a mosque that practices such blatant inequity represents a step backwards." That was from Asra Q. Nomani and Ify Okoye in the New York Times. They were referring to President Obama's visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore Wednesday, the first visit to a U.S. mosque he has made as president. Nomani and Okoye stood outside protesting the president's choice of venue. "While...
  • Rubio surges to second in New Hampshire poll (Trump 36, Rubio 15)

    02/04/2016 7:46:38 AM PST · by xzins · 128 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 04, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio on Thursday vaulted into second place in a daily tracking poll, but still trails front-runner Donald Trump by double-digits in the New Hampshire primary Trump leads the GOP field with 36 percent support, according to the WHDH/UMass Lowell poll, followed by the Florida senator with 15 percent support, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) with 14 percent support, former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 8 percent support and Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 7 percent support.
  • Obama Hid “Jesus” at Catholic University – But Allows “Allah” to Be Widely Displayed ...

    02/04/2016 8:27:52 PM PST · by amorphous · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3 Feb 2016 | Jim Hoft
    If there was one word which could describe President Obama's Presidency (aside from failure, Progressive hell, and nightmare) it would be anti-Christian. From declaring that the United States is no longer a Christian nation to denying Syrian Christians entry into the country President Obama's distaste for the followers of Jesus are as obvious as the nose on your face. But with less than a year left in his Presidency Obama hasn't given up on dissing Christians at every opportunity. For example, President Obama gave a speech at a mosque in the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday. While standing...
  • Donald Trump on Obama's mosque visit: 'Maybe he feels comfortable there'

    02/04/2016 7:52:22 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/3/2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Real-estate mogul Donald Trump said on Wednesday that US President Barack Obama may have visited a Maryland mosque because "he feels comfortable there." During an interview with Greta Van Susteren, the Fox News host asked Trump about the visit. "President Obama went to a mosque today in Baltimore to talk about religious tolerance and to talk about the contributions Muslims have made in the United States," she said. "Your thoughts about that?" Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, said that although he didn't have much of an opinion about the issue, Obama could have visited somewhere else instead. "I don't have...
  • Jihad Barry

    02/04/2016 7:04:05 PM PST · by pboyington · 10 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 4, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    President Obama showed his true colors again yesterday by visiting a mosque in Baltimore with ties to radical Islam. The Islamic Society of Baltimore’s former imam has ties not only to the Muslim Brotherhood but the Northern Virginia mosque where the radical Anwar al-Awlaki used to preach. The former imam in question is Mohamad Adam El-Sheikh, who served at the Baltimore mosque from 1983-1989 and 1994-2003. A member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Sudan, he had moved to the U.S. in 1978 and went on to receive several advanced law degrees as he became involved in the religious community. During...
  • "There Is No Clash Of Civilizations" Says Obama At Mosque Speech [Obama's Taqiyya]

    02/04/2016 10:23:57 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 2/4/2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    In yet another brazen speech, President Obama lavishly praised Islam and condemned those who criticize Islam, saying their rhetoric is "inexcusable" and "has no place" in the US. You can read the entire transcript here, but there were a few highlights: "And since 9/11, but more recently, since the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, you've seen too often people conflating the horrific acts of terrorism with the beliefs of an entire faith. And of course, recently, we've heard inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim Americans that has no place in our country." So let's start with this fact: For more...
  • At Baltimore Mosque, Obama Crushes the Muslim Haters

    02/04/2016 6:28:12 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 68 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 02.04.16 | Dean Obeidallah
    The president's speech at that Baltimore mosque reassured a nervous population and struck just the right note-we're Muslim and American.
  • Trump: Obama 'Feels Comfortable' in A Mosque

    02/04/2016 4:24:32 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 32 replies
    thehill.com ^ | February 3
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday chided President Obama for visiting a mosque, a move the president made in part as a counter to Trump's controversial comments on Muslims. "I don't have much thought, I think he can go to lots of places. I don't know, maybe he feels comfortable there," Trump said Wednesday on Fox News' "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren." "There are a lot of places he can go, and he chose a mosque."
  • Obama's mosque visit demonstrates tacit acceptance of a form of gender apartheid

    02/03/2016 6:20:24 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2/3/16 | ASRA Q. NOMANI AND IFY OKOYE
    As President and Michelle Obama argued decades ago in the context of the U.S. civil rights movement, separate is indeed unequal. To Muslim women’s rights activists fighting for equal access to mosques as part of a broader campaign for reform — from equal education for women and girls to freedom from so-called “honor killings” — the president’s visit to a mosque that practices such blatant inequity represents a step backwards. While it may be meant to convey a message of religious inclusiveness to American Muslims, the visit demonstrates tacit acceptance of a form of discrimination that amounts to gender apartheid....
  • Obama To Meet With Baltimore Mossque's Anti-LGBT Hate Preacher

    02/03/2016 10:15:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Jordan Schachtel
    The director of Islamic teaching at the mosque which President Barack Obama has chosen to visit is on record saying that Islam requires homosexuals to be despised and treated as “transgressors.”
  • Obama’s trip to Baltimore mosque is good for the country: White House

    02/01/2016 3:42:40 PM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Feb. 1, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Monday that President Obama's visit to a Baltimore mosque this week is "important for the country" in light of anti-Muslim sentiment from Republican presidential candidates. Mr. Obama's visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday will be "an opportunity to reaffirm that religious freedom and religious tolerance [are] essential to our way of life in this country," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. "The president's visit I think, is an important moment to acknowledge those two things," Mr. Earnest said. "No one, whether they're a political candidate or not, should feel like it is...
  • To 'Reaffirm the Importance of Religious Freedom,' Obama to Visit US Mosque With Extremist Ties

    02/01/2016 2:25:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/01/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    The White House announced on Saturday that President Obama will be visiting a Baltimore mosque on Wednesday—the first time he's done so in the U.S.  The intended purpose, according to the White House, is to "celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life." "The president will hold a roundtable with community members and deliver remarks, where he will reiterate the importance of staying true to our core values — welcoming our fellow Americans, speaking out against bigotry, rejecting indifference, and protecting our nation's tradition of religious freedom," a...
  • Mosque chosen by Obama for visit has links to extremist groups

    02/01/2016 2:11:04 PM PST · by TBP · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, January 30, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    The Baltimore mosque that President Obama will visit this week to show support for American Muslims has historical ties to radical Islamic groups. The Islamic Society of Baltimore had an imam who was a leading figure in the extremist Muslim Brotherhood. The organization also is connected to the Islamic Society of North America, a Muslim civil rights group named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a 2008 criminal prosecution in which several individuals were convicted of funneling money to the terrorist group Hamas.
  • Obama to Speak at Baltimore Mosque Where Imam Condoned Suicide Bombings

    01/31/2016 12:54:17 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/30/16 | Jordan Schachtel
    President Obama is set to speak next week at a mosque which was led for over a decade by an Imam who justified suicide bombings in some circumstances and who helped found a mosque with ties to Al Qaeda. The President will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday and deliver remarks there, the White House confirmed on Saturday. This will be the first time the President has paid an official visit to a mosque during his seven years as President. However, Obama has toured mosques while on overseas trips. "The president believes that one of our nation's greatest...
  • Obama to visit U.S. mosque with terrorist ties

    01/30/2016 6:16:47 PM PST · by vekzen · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/30/16 | daily caller
    The Baltimore mosque President Obama has chosen as the first U.S.-based mosque to visit during his presidency has deep ties to extremist elements, including to the Muslim Brotherhood. The White House announced on Saturday that Obama will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) on Wednesday. He has visited several mosques overseas as president but has resisted visiting one in the homeland. The purpose of the trip, according to the White House, is to “celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life.”
  • Obama to meet with Muslims on 1st visit to US mosque

    01/30/2016 3:38:21 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 34 replies
    Yahooooo ^ | 3 hours ago | Associated Press By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a public show of support, President Barack Obama will meet with Muslim community members Wednesday in Baltimore on his first presidential visit to an American mosque. Obama plans to hold talks with Muslim leaders at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, the White House announced Saturday. The visit will amount to a public embrace of Muslims by Obama at a time when public sentiment against them seems to be growing, largely fueled by fears of terrorist acts carried out by extremist groups. Obama has largely put distance between himself and U.S. Muslims, opting against fueling the rampant...
  • Houston mosque fire investigation turns up unlikely suspect

    12/31/2015 6:11:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 31, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    When a Christmas day fire broke out at a strip mall mosque in Houston Texas, the media was quick like a bunny to begin speculating on the “suspicious nature” of the fire and looking for a motive. CAIR was one of the first out of the gate to call it a hate crime. (NBC News) The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called on authorities to investigate a possible bias motive in the case, citing what it called a “recent spike in hate incidents targeting mosques nationwide.A mosque in Coachella, California, was damaged in an intentionally set fire...
  • FBI offers $5,000 reward after raw bacon found on door of Las Vegas mosque

    12/31/2015 8:45:15 AM PST · by PROCON · 110 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Dec. 31, 2015 | Lauren Tousignant
    LAS VEGAS - The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that helps them find the person who put raw bacon on the door handles of a Las Vegas mosque. The FBI said in a statement Wednesday that agents are trying to find the man seen in a surveillance video putting the meat on the entrances of the Masjid-e-Tawheed mosque. Authorities call it a desecration of the Islamic worship center. The Quran, the holy book of Islam, prohibits Muslims from eating pork, and pigs have been used to taunt or offend Muslims. Both the FBI and Las Vegas police...
  • Man, 37, charged with arson in southwest Houston mosque fire

    12/30/2015 7:48:09 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 60 replies
    ABC13 ^ | December 30, 2015 | ABC13
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Gary Nathaniel Moore, who investigators say also used the name "Jamal" Moore, now faces a charge of arson for setting fire to a southwest Houston mosque on Christmas day. "There's no motive that's clear to us right now. Nothing's been revealed," said the Houston Fire Department's chief arson investigator. "He was a member of that mosque. He was there for several years."
  • Muslim prayer hall in France damaged as violence continues (Corsica)

    12/26/2015 2:57:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 26, 2015 9:10 AM EST
    A crowd vandalized a Muslim prayer room in Corsica a day after an ambush injured two firefighters responding to an emergency in a housing project, the state prefect on the French island said Saturday. Prefect Christophe Mirmand said police reinforcements were being called into the Corsican capital of Ajaccio from mainland France, and prayer rooms and mosques were being guarded. Two separate investigations were opened, one into the attack on firefighters Thursday and the other into the damage to the prayer room Friday, he said on iTele TV station. ...
  • Officials say Houston mosque fire suspicious

    12/26/2015 12:40:18 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/26/2015
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Houston Fire Department responded to a two-alarm fire at a mosque in southwest Houston on Friday afternoon, reports CBS affiliate KHOU. Officials said the cause of the fire is suspicious. KHOU reports that officials say they they are currently checking surveillance footage. The fire was put out shortly after crews arrived on the scene and no injuries were reported. Officials said they received a call about the fire around 2:45 p.m. and by 3 p.m. it was moved to a two-alarm fire. The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) called on local, state and...
  • CAIR: Recent anti-Islam acts attributed to Trump

    12/13/2015 3:47:43 PM PST · by Ray76 · 31 replies
    CNN editor Arsalan Iftikhar, formerly of CAIR, blames Donald Trump for anti-Muslim acts.
  • Burned Mosque Worshipers: Blame Trump

    12/13/2015 4:20:53 PM PST · by yongin · 72 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12/12/15 | M.L. Nestel
    COACHELLA, California — Holy prayers at a mosque here on Friday were canceled with families gawking behind fire lines after discovering the front of their holy house had become one big fireball. Late Friday night, authorities announced that they believe the fire was deliberately set, and the local branch of the FBI is investigating as a possible hate crime. In addition, a person of interest has been detained, but not identified. Members of the congregation are blaming GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump for setting the ugly tone that charred their house of worship. The mosque began to burn at around...
  • AMERICAN BACKLASH! Mosque FireBombed Near San Bernardino Terror Attack Site!

    12/13/2015 2:46:39 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | 12/13/15 | Jeff Rainforth
    A Southern California mosque was damaged by fire on Friday, and its leader said people there at the time believe it was intentionally set. Flames were reported just after noon at the Islamic Center of Palm Springs, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The fire was contained to the small building’s front lobby, and no one was injured. Its cause is under investigation. People there described hearing a loud boom and seeing flames, said Reymundo Nour, the mosque’s acting imam, who was not on the site at the time. He said the mosque had been fire-bombed. The FBI was...
  • France Closes 3 Mosques. And What They Find Inside Is VERY Concerning…

    12/12/2015 8:39:51 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 12/11/2015 | VICTORIA TAFT
    After the latest Paris terror attack, French President Hollande swore he’d go after radical Muslims who pulled off the mass slayings. Now, we’re learning what he meant by that. As HotAir reports: “[T]he French have kicked in the doors on 2,235 homes and taken 232 people into custody or placed them on house arrest.” In the sleepy French town of Lagny-sur-Marne, just 18 miles from Paris …French police went to the local mosque where they found: The Salafist mosque in Lagny-sur-Marne, about 30km east of the French capital was closed down by police on 2 December. In subsequent raids the...