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  • Mixed reactions as mosque plans for Lincoln move one step closer [UK]

    11/10/2011 2:32:52 PM PST · by americanophile · 10 replies
    This is Lincolnshire ^ | October 27, 2011 | Lincolnshire Echo
    A controversial scheme to build a mosque, supermarket and housing has led to both jubilation and resentment since it was given the green light by city councillors. They approved outline planning permission for the mosque and houses at the old Boultham Park Dairy on Monday and the Islamic Association of Lincoln First says it is aiming to unveil detailed plans in the near future. Dr Tanweer Ahmed, trustee of the association, told the Echo he is thrilled that the quest for a purpose-built place of worship can now progress to the next stage. "I am very happy and very pleased...
  • Mosque plans anger indigenous elders

    11/10/2011 2:25:33 PM PST · by americanophile · 7 replies
    SBS ^ | 11/11/11 | Jenny Curtis
    Plans by Western Australia's Bosnian community to build a mosque near Perth have hit another hurdle. Local indigenous elders say the land on which it will be built is a sacred site - home to the Waugle, a snake-like Dreamtime creature. The Bosnian Islamic Society says it was unaware of the significance of the land, and that it's too far along the planning process to build elsewhere. Bennet Brook is a registered Aboriginal site where Bosnian Muslims from surrounding suburbs want to build a place of worship. The indigenous community is insisting they have strong spiritual and physical connections to...
  • Huge Mosque for Moscow

    11/04/2011 8:05:06 AM PDT · by americanophile · 16 replies
    Moscow News ^ | 03/11/2011 | Nathan Toohey
    The cathedral mosque that was demolished in September is to be replaced with one of the largest mosques in Europe. The new massive white and green mosque will have an area of 300,000 square meters and hold 5,000 believers, with space for a further 15,000-18,000 worshipers on its grounds. The mosque is to reach a height of 75 meters. The Mosque is to be equipped with climate control, an elevator, and even video broadcasting facilities. Plans call for the building to be finished by 2014, Komsomolskaya Pravda reported on Thursday, citing the press secretary for the Mufti Council of Russia.
  • French court cancels permit for Marseille mega-mosque

    10/29/2011 8:52:01 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 18 replies
    The Local (France) ^ | Published: 28 Oct 2011 16:58 GMT+1
    A French court on Thursday cancelled a construction permit for a mega-mosque in the southern city of Marseille that had been touted as a potential symbol of Islam's growing place in France. The city's administrative tribunal ruled the project, which had already been under suspension for 18 months, would have to be cancelled because of failures to meet urban-planning requirements. It raised particular concerns over the project's failure to finalise a deal for a 450-place parking lot and to reassure planners that the mosque would fit with the urban environment. The tribunal noted "a lack of graphical material permitting the...
  • Hard Times At the Ground Zero Mosque

    10/17/2011 7:32:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/17/2011 | John Hayward
    Park51, the organization looking to develop the $100 million “Ground Zero Mosque” at the site of the old Burlington Coat Factory in New York City, has become embroiled in a remarkable “retroactive rent” dispute with Con Ed. Park51 owns the five-story building that takes up half of the Burlington Coat Factory site, while the utility company owns the other half. Con Ed has been leasing its half to the mosque developers for $2750 per month, but in August they decided to raise the rent just a tad, as reported by the New York Post: Park51, which leases the substation from...
  • Con Ed says it will evict Ground Zero mosque unless developer pays $1.7 million in back rent

    10/16/2011 12:33:26 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 29 replies
    NYPOST ^ | Oct. 16, 2011 | ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
    Pay up or get out. Con Ed has given the Ground Zero mosque an ultimatum: Pay the $1.7 million you owe in back rent, or we’ll terminate your lease and take back our property. Con Ed and mosque developer Park51 have an unusual, uneasy alliance, sharing ownership of a site slated to be one of the most controversial projects in city history. The utility owns a former substation on the western half of the property, at 51 Park Place, and the mosque developers own a five-story building on the eastern half. The buildings were connected years ago and used to...
  • ’Ground Zero mosque’ opens quietly

    09/26/2011 9:48:00 PM PDT · by DelanoSAlways · 38 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 22 Sep 2011 | AP
    An Islamic cultural centre close to the site where New York's World Trade Center once stood has opened quietly in spite of scenes last year of vehement protests from those who said the area should not house a mosque. The opening ceremony for the Park51 centre on Wednesday featured a photo exhibit called "NYChildren", displaying over 160 portraits of immigrant children living in New York. Sharif El-Gamal, the center's developer, said the biggest error on the project was not involving the families of 9/11 victims from the start. "We made incredible mistakes," El-Gamal told The Associated Press in an earlier...
  • Obama: "You Don’t want Billionaires to pay the same tax rate as JEW-I mean Janitors”(Video)

    Video at Gateway Pundit
  • Condo manager at centre of scandal seen in Bangladesh ( ornate mosque )

    09/25/2011 9:16:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Sep 22 2011 | Diana Zlomislic
    A Toronto property manager on the run after allegedly defrauding condos of millions of dollars was last seen a week ago in his ancestral village in Bangladesh where he recently built a mansion and an ornate mosque. ... The mosque, awash in marble, is about a mile from the house, a reporter with the paper said. Khan, president of Channel Property Management Ltd., allegedly borrowed millions of dollars against at least nine buildings — in most cases without the boards’ knowledge or approval. He is also accused of rigging the tender process on building projects by creating fake companies that...
  • Ground Zero Mosque Opens for Business (Today!)

    09/21/2011 2:27:19 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 101 replies
    Frontpage.com ^ | 9/21/11 | R Mauro
    September 21 at 6:30 PM, the Ground Zero Mosque will open its doors to show a photo exhibit in its community space. Park51 is hoping to discourage its opponents by declaring an early victory in spite of its recent embarrassments and setbacks. This grand opening does not mean that the fight is over. The project still has a long way to go until completion.
  • Breaking: Swedish Police Arrest Four Terror Suspects; "Preparing a Terror Attack"

    09/11/2011 1:24:40 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 16 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/11/11 | Aurelius
    This is breaking news, so unfortunately I do not have a tremendous amount of details. This is what is known: Swedish security police have arrested four terror suspects on suspicion of "preparing a terrorist attack." Today being September 11, fear of terrorism is much greater than on normal days. The four were arrested in Sweden's second largest city Goteborg early Sunday, according to Security police spokesman Stefan Johansson. No further comments were given.
  • Mosque construction in Tennessee delayed after lack of contractors bidding on job

    09/14/2011 4:12:11 PM PDT · by don-o · 27 replies · 1+ views
    AP vis Kingsport Times-News ^ | September 14, 2011
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro has extended the deadline for bids to build its new center that has been the target of vandalism and a lawsuit opposing the construction. Mosque leaders told The Tennessean that contractors haven't been interested in the project, and the August target date has been extended. The center also opened up bidding to contractors outside the state. "It's not a secret that we could not get the bids that we would hope to get," said Saleh Sbenaty, a member of the mosque planning committee. "That can be for various reasons. Some contractors...
  • Ex-treasurer of mosque pleads guilty to child porn charge

    09/13/2011 4:26:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 13, 2011 | Juan Ortega
    The former treasurer of the Masjid Al Iman mosque has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of persuading a minor to engage in child pornography, federal records show. Jameel Abdull Raashib, 55, a landscaper who lived in Lauderhill, attended five services daily at the Fort Lauderdale mosque for about 14 years, but didn't appear to have had any interaction with the youths who worship there, the vice president of the mosque's board of directors said earlier this year.
  • On 9/11 Moscow Grand Mosque Demolished

    09/12/2011 6:33:48 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/12/11
    Moscow, September 12, Interfax - The historical building of the Moscow Grand Mosque was demolished in Moscow last week. "Workers used special equipment to demolish the building of the historical mosque to the foundation," Albir Krganov, first deputy chairman of the Central Spiritual Directorate of Muslims and mufti of Moscow and the Central Region of Russia told Interfax-Religion. Krganov said he was surprised that the day selected for the demolition of the mosque was September 11. "A tragedy occurred in Moscow on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the U.S." he said. Earlier, some leaders of Islamic organizations...
  • Mosque approval in Henrico followed federal intervention

    09/07/2011 7:54:06 PM PDT · by cutofyourjib · 17 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | September 07, 2011 | Bill McKelway
    An ongoing Justice Department investigation into Henrico County's denial of a Muslim mosque three years ago was weighing on county planners and supervisors when they reversed course and approved the mosque this summer. Federal documents released Tuesday, which announced a settlement of allegations that the county had violated federal law in rejecting the mosque in 2008, show that Planning Commission members and supervisors as well as staffers had been interviewed by Justice Department investigators months before backers of the mosque submitted a new application.
  • Russian Muslim Leaders Speak Out Against Demolition of Moscow Grand Mosque

    09/07/2011 7:13:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/5/11
    Moscow, September 5, Interfax - The leaders of Islamic organizations in Russia have criticized the plans of demolishing the grand mosque in Moscow. "The issue of demolishing the historical place of worship in Moscow has been stirring the minds of Muslims for several years. It is regrettable that the demolition is initiated not by some descendant of theomachists, who blasted churches of traditional religions or prayer towers of Tatar mosques in the expanses of Russia in the 1930s, but a person who bears the highest spiritual title of mufti," a joint statement of Islamic leaders obtained by Interfax-Religion on Monday...
  • The Hudna at Ground Zero: What do Muslims Really Want?

    08/26/2011 10:06:49 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 8 replies
    Familysecuritymatters.com ^ | Aug 25, 2011 | Nancy Kobrin, PhD, Joan Lachkar, PhD
    Protests against Ground Zero continue to rise. The consensus of people and sentiments of most people share that it is a moral violation to have a mosque/"cultural center" built so close to Ground Zero where more than 3,000 Americans were killed and blasted out of their buildings in the world's most famous capital buildings --the Twin Towers. The builders and organizers are claiming this will be a "cultural center (our emphasis added) to include a culinary school, gym and basketball court, swimming pool, a Sept. 11th memorial and contemplation space, and a mosque, intended to be run separately from Park...
  • ( Ground Zero ) Mosque man robbed us: insurer

    08/22/2011 6:52:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | August 22, 2011 | KIERAN CROWLEY
    The self-proclaimed leading moneyman behind the Ground Zero mosque ran a $5.1 million insurance scam that cashed in on car-accident injuries, a lawsuit alleges. Hisham Elzanaty, 52, ran the "highly developed and sophisticated kickback scheme" for years, Allstate Insurance claims in a federal suit on Long Island. The scheme routinely submitted inflated medical bills to Allstate and involved illegal fee-splitting, court papers say.
  • Swine Intervention Texas Farmer Holds Pig Races

    08/22/2011 6:09:24 PM PDT · by ConradofMontferrat · 8 replies
    Fox News | 8/22/2011 | Fox News Report
    Pig races during payer time. (This one will frost you) http://www.youtube.com/embed/dUr1NxJDC94?rel=0
  • Abdullah opens work on Mecca mosque extension

    08/19/2011 1:13:12 PM PDT · by americanophile · 19 replies
    AFP via Google News ^ | August 19, 2011 | AFP
    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia will officially launch a $10.6-billion (7.3-billion-euro) extension project Friday for the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Islam's holiest city, media reports said. The project is intended to allow the complex to accommodate some two million worshippers at a time, the daily Asharq al-Awsat said. The site, where 10,000 workers are already working round-the-clock covers an area of 400,000 square metres (4.3 million square feet). The project envisages a multi-level extension on the north side of the complex, together with stairways and tunnels to facilitate worshippers access to the mosque, built around the...
  • Support Your Local 'Plant-a-Pig'!

    08/19/2011 3:38:11 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 19, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Think globally- act locally According to legend, resourceful citizens in Seville, Spain found a neat way to terminate the construction of yet another unwanted mosque in their town: they simply buried a pig on the site while ensuring that this fact was known to the local press... Chisled-in-stone Islamic rules forbade the erecting of a Mosque on "pig soiled ground"- therefore the Muslim backers were obligated to cancel construction. The land was originally sold to them (against the will of locals) by government officials... sounds like something you'd get from Grand Dhimmi Bloomberg, eh. But in halting the project, no protests...
  • Mosque teacher hit pupils ( UK )

    08/05/2011 6:30:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Asian News ^ | August 05, 2011 | Andy Bellard
    A mosque teacher assaulted four pupils, including one with learning difficulties, with a two-foot long pipe because they were misbehaving in class. A court heard the Accrington mosque had a written policy which urged staff to make sure the welfare of children was paramount and calling for them to be protected from abuse. Married father-of-eight Ibrahim Yusuf, 52, of Preston New Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to four charges of assault. He was bailed for the preparation of a pre-sentence report. Philippa White, prosecuting, said part of the incident at the Grimshaw Street mosque had been captured on CCTV, which showed...
  • New Mosque comes to Dongan Hills section of Staten Island

    07/30/2011 11:06:41 PM PDT · by americanophile · 12 replies
    silive.com ^ | July 25, 2011 | Maura Grunlund
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Muslim American Society of Staten Island and Brooklyn, which was rebuffed in its efforts to establish a mosque and community center in Midland Beach, has quietly purchased a former Hindu temple in Dongan Hills for its purposes. The confirmation of the society’s new location ends speculation among neighbors about what was going on in the building for sale down the block, where men were seen filing in and out on a daily basis for the past few weeks, often at Muslim prayer times. Some neighbors profess concern about the project, although it remains to be...
  • Ground Zero: Yes to mosque, no to church

    07/29/2011 4:07:33 PM PDT · by americanophile · 17 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 26, 2011 | Pamela Geller
    This will make your blood boil. While New York City officials rush to build the Ground Zero mosquestrosity, a 15-story middle finger to America, they've allowed the rebuilding of the 95-year-old St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which stood at the base of the World Trade Center towers and was destroyed by Muslim terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001, to be mired in obstruction and endless red tape. The church has fought a 10-year-long sisyphean battle to rebuild that magnificent icon, but still can't rebuild, while the Islamic supremacist grifters behind the Ground Zero mosque have been helped by city officials to...
  • The Two Faces of the Ground Zero Mosque

    07/21/2011 9:13:33 PM PDT · by llandres · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/22/2010 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Throughout Islam's history, whenever a region was conquered, one of the first signs of consolidation was/is the erection of a mosque atop the sacred sites of the vanquished: the pagan Ka'ba temple in Arabia was converted into Islam's holiest site, the mosque of Mecca; the al-Aqsa mosque, Islam's third holiest site, was built atop Solomon's temple in Jerusalem; the Umayyad mosque was built atop the Church of St. John the Baptist; and the Hagia Sophia was converted into a mosque upon the conquest of Constantinople. As for the literal wording of the mosque project, "Cordoba House," it offers opposing paradigms...
  • 'Ground Zero Mosque' Clears Legal Hurdle to Build

    07/18/2011 10:42:59 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 93 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 18, 2011
    The backers of the controversial “Ground Zero Mosque” have won a court fight clearing the way for them to build the mosque and community center complex two blocks from the site of the 9/11 terror attack. In a decision on Friday that was made public today, New York State Supreme Justice Paul Feinman dismissed a lawsuit by former firefighter Timothy Brown who argued that New York City was wrong to allow the destruction of a 150-year-old building to make way for the Islamic center. The ex-firefighter who was among those who responded to the terror attack on the World Trade...
  • Terror Charges Unsealed in Minnesota Against Eight Defendants, Justice Department Announces

    11/23/2009 2:17:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 23 replies · 996+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Terror Charges Unsealed in Minnesota Against Eight Defendants, Justice Department Announces The Justice Department announced that terrorism charges have been unsealed today in the District of Minnesota against eight defendants. According to the charging documents, the offenses include providing financial support to those who traveled to Somalia to fight on behalf of al-Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization; attending terrorist training camps operated by al-Shabaab; and fighting on behalf of al-Shabaab. Thus far, 14 defendants have been charged in the District of Minnesota in indictments or criminal complaints that have been unsealed and...
  • Herman Cain Says Communities Should Be Able To Block Mosques

    07/18/2011 2:11:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | July 18, 2011
    Yesterday, Chris Wallace interviewed Herman Cain, a candidate for the Republican nomination for President (full transcript).  A portion of the interview focused on Cain's sometimes controversial views of Muslim Americans. Here is an extensive excerpt from the interview: WALLACE: You said this week that you oppose construction of a new mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee..... What's your objection to their building a new mosque? CAIN: One of my guiding principles, Chris, is that if you want to know the solution to the problem or if you want to understand the problem, go to source closest to the problem. I talk to the...
  • Herman Cain: Tennessee mosque builders want Sharia law

    07/17/2011 8:33:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/17/11 | Alex Pappas
    Herman Cain said he sides with the opponents of the construction of a mosque in Tennessee because he fears the Muslims building the mosque have bad intentions and want to implement Sharia law. “Our constitution guarantees separation of church and state,” said Cain, a contender for the 2012 presidential nomination. “Islam combines church and state. They are using the church part of our First Amendment to infuse their mosque in the community and people in the community don’t like it. They disagree with it. Sharia law is what they are trying to infuse.” The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO made the...
  • Punches Thrown in Minneapolis Mosque

    07/07/2011 8:24:37 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    MyFoxTwinCities.com ^ | 7/7/11 | Tom Leyden
    <p>A fight at Minnesota’s largest mosque is getting a lot of attention in the Somali community, with many saying it exposes a divide between those who want the mosque to take on a more political role while others want the mosque to stay out of politics altogether.</p>
  • CAIR's 'Islamophobia' Study Distorts Philly Mosque Case

    06/26/2011 2:22:34 PM PDT · by ahungrywriter · 4 replies
    Islamist Watch ^ | 06/24/11 | David J. Rusin
    Given the Council on American-Islamic Relations' track record of exaggerating the frequency of anti-Muslim incidents, data from CAIR's just-released report (PDF here), Same Hate, New Target: Islamophobia and Its Impact in the United States, issued in concert with UC Berkeley's Center for Race and Gender and covering 2009-2010, must be treated with skepticism. Islamist Watch begins this process by highlighting one factually challenged item in the section "Vandalism, Islamophobic Rhetoric, and Violence Targeting Mosques." The document lists the episode, which IW previously investigated, as having taken place in September 2010 at the "Jamia Mosque" (Masjid Al-Jamia) in Philadelphia. "Thrre [sic]...
  • U.S. Mosques: Terror Mills?

    06/20/2011 7:29:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 20, 2011 | Staff
    Homeland Security: An alarming new study shows homegrown terrorists are not just radicalized in prisons or chat rooms but in mainstream U.S. mosques. Now if someone would just tell the White House. A survey of 100 randomly selected mosques in America finds 81% of them feature Islamic literature — not including the Quran and Sunnah — that advocates violence. And 85% of the imams running the mosques actively recommend these tracts. Only 19% of the mosques do not disseminate Islamic materials sanctioning jihadi violence, according to the peer-reviewed data collected by two scholars sponsored by the Washington-based Center for Security...
  • Most U.S. Mosques Teach Violence

    06/14/2011 2:01:25 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 27 replies
    humanevents.com & jihadwatch.com ^ | 06/14/2011 | Robert Spencer
    A new study has demonstrated that 80% of mosques right in this country are teaching jihad warfare and Islamic supremacism. Researchers Mordechai Kedar and David Yerushalmi reported in the Summer 2011 issue of Middle East Quarterly about a new survey that found that “51% of mosques had texts that either advocated the use of violence in the pursuit of a Sharia-based political order or advocated violent jihad as a duty that should be of paramount importance to a Muslim.” Another 30% of mosques in the United States “had only texts that were moderately supportive of violence,” while only “19% had...
  • Tentacles of Islam Slowly Enveloping Europe?

    06/11/2011 12:16:45 PM PDT · by americanophile · 21 replies
    CBN News ^ | May 31, 2011 | Dale Hurd
    While the idea of Muslims taking over Rome as prophesied by the Prophet Mohammed may seem far-fetched, the historically Christian capital of Italy is now the site of the largest mosque in Europe. Moschea di Roma, or the Great Mosque of Rome, is able to accommodate 12,000 worshippers and is a powerful symbol for Italy's fast-growing Muslim population. Large mosques have been built or are on the drawing board in virtually every major city in Europe. The skyline of Cologne, Germany, has been dominated for centuries by its famous cathedral, the largest Gothic church in northern Europe. But soon the...
  • Carnegie likely to welcome mosque (PA)

    06/11/2011 12:10:13 PM PDT · by americanophile · 13 replies
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | June 11, 2011 | Jason Cato
    A borough along the Parkway West historically known for its religious and cultural diversity may soon cement that image with the addition of a mosque. At least that is the hope of Carnegie officials and the leader of a Muslim mosque looking to move into a former Presbyterian church in the heart of the town's quaint business district. A public hearing will be conducted Monday evening, followed by a council vote on a zoning change needed to establish the mosque. "Adding our center there will make Carnegie a center for the three Abrahamic religions," Al-Walid Mohsen, vice president and manager...
  • Ex-treasurer of Fort Lauderdale mosque indicted on child porn, visa, weapon charges

    06/06/2011 6:33:48 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 24 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 6, 2011 | Linda Trischitta
    The former treasurer of the Masjid Al Iman mosque has been charged with producing child pornography. Jameel Abdull Raashib, 55, of Lauderhill, pleaded not guilty to the federal felony charge. He was arrested April 14 and is in Broward County Jail awaiting a jury trial in July. A landscaper and auto detailer, Raashib is also charged as an undocumented resident in possession of ammunition and counterfeit registration papers. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years' imprisonment and $750,000 in fines.
  • Mosques as Barracks in America

    06/05/2011 9:32:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 05, 2011 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan represents the triumphant Janus-faced approach to the fundamentalist global "Islamic revival." He and his pious forbears have now completed dismantling Turkey's secular experiment, and achieved the full-throated re-Islamization of Turkish society, an insidious process begun already within the decade after Ataturk's death, in 1938.  When currying favor with gullible Western audiences, Erdogan burbles disingenuous ecumenical platitudes about the "Alliance of Civilizations." But in reality, this is an Islamization campaign promoted by the Organization of the Islamic Conference, notably Saudi Arabia, which rewarded Erdogan, for his role in the Alliance, specifically, as "services to Islam," with...
  • 81% of US Mosques Promote Jihad

    06/05/2011 5:26:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    bigpeace.com ^ | June 5, 2011 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Mosques as Barracks in America Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan represents the triumphant Janus-faced approach to the fundamentalist global “Islamic revival.” He and his pious forbears have now completed dismantling Turkey’s secular experiment, and achieved the full-throated re-Islamization of Turkish society, an insidious process begun already within the decade after Ataturk’s death, in 1938. When currying favor with gullible Western audiences, Erdogan burbles disingenuous ecumenical platitudes about the “Alliance of Civilizations.” But in reality, this is an Islamization campaign promoted by the Organization of the Islamic Conference, notably Saudi Arabia, which rewarded Erdogan, for his role in the Alliance, specifically, as...
  • New Masjid, Al-Hidaya, Latham, NY, USA

    06/04/2011 1:27:07 PM PDT · by americanophile · 3 replies
    Al-Hidaya Mosque Online ^ | May 27, 2011 | Al-Hidaya Mosque Online
    The Muslim Community of Troy (MCT) was founded over two decades ago and has outgrown the present Masjid. Due to lack of space, major activities such as Jumah, Eid prayers, Seminars, Iftar, and other community activities are conducted at RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, http://www.rpi.edu/) and other facilities ; many other activities are curtailed. The need for the Masjid, that serves the functions of this community has never been greater. MCT purchased a 12.3 acre property in a prime location in Latham, in the Capital District of New York. A multi-phase master plan has been designed to meet the Community...
  • Long-awaited local mosque nears completion (Virginia)

    06/04/2011 10:51:47 AM PDT · by americanophile · 25 replies
    Charlottesville News & Arts ^ | 05/24/2011 | CHIARA CANZI
    When empty, the local mosque on 10 1/2 Street is a cozy two-story, 1,550-square-foot home on the edge of the UVA campus. Come time for Friday prayer, however, fitting 150 people comfortably in a 600-square-foot prayer space is a challenge. Many area Muslims are forced to pray outside the building. Soon, space will cease to be a problem. Just a short drive away, on Pine Street, the Islamic Society of Central Virginia’s (ISCV) new, 10,000-square-foot masjid—the Arabic word for mosque—is under construction. The new, three-story building will feature a main prayer space on the second floor, with space upstairs for...
  • Tennessee mosque project moves ahead

    06/04/2011 10:29:01 AM PDT · by americanophile · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | May 21, 2011 | UPI
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn., May 21 (UPI) -- A Muslim congregation in Murfreesboro, Tenn., has obtained a building permit for a new mosque after a judge ruled against a group seeking to stop the project. The 17 plaintiffs contended unsuccessfully that the mosque would violate their constitutional rights, The Daily New Journal in Murfreesboro reported. Their lawyer, Joe Brandon Jr., argued the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro members are required by their religion to repress non-Muslims, "We must note that, under the law, the plaintiffs have not demonstrated a loss different from that which is common to all citizens of Rutherford County," the...
  • Masked men try to burn mosque

    05/16/2011 2:06:56 PM PDT · by hout8475 · 46 replies
    The Houston Fire Department is investigating an attempted arson at a southwest Houston mosque after masked men allegedly used gasoline to try to ignite the facility early Saturday.
  • Police Raid Florida Mosque in Politically Correct Fashion

    05/15/2011 5:02:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | May 15, 2011 | David Paulin
    In an early-morning raid on Saturday, dozens of federal agents and police surrounded a mosque in west Miami-Dade County. They were after suspected jihadists -- Pakistani-born American citizens who'd allegedly been providing material support to the Pakistani Taliban and who hoped for the deaths of American soldiers in Afghanistan. They wanted to see Sharia law established in Pakistan as well. Accordingly, police weren't taking any chances. They were heavily armed. And they showed up just after 6 a.m. to ensure they had the element of surprise. But, alas, police encountered a pesky little problem: religious ceremonies were being conducted by...
  • Upstate New York man says sign pointing to mosque stating 'BOMB MAKING NEXT DRIVEWAY' stays

    05/11/2011 2:16:53 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 18 replies
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | May 11, 2011 | Larry McShane
    An angry upstate New York man says there's not a prayer that he'll remove a nasty sign prompted by a feud with the mosque next door. "BOMB MAKING NEXT DRIVEWAY," reads the stenciled message on the front lawn of Michael Heick. The message outraged many residents of Amherst, a Buffalo suburb where Heick is upset by the Jaffarya Center's proximity to his property and its bright lights. The sign is more a poke at town officials than a political statement, he insisted. And local authorities can't order him to take it down, because the message is protected by the First...
  • CAIR/Sheepshead Bay Mosque Attorney Lamis Deek Using Islamic Jew-Hatred to Strike Fear

    05/10/2011 5:18:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/10/11 | Pamela Geller
    Muslim Brotherhood-tied CAIR and their operative, Lamis Deek, know the power of Islamic Jew-hatred as commanded in the Islamic texts and teachings, and instead of fighting it, they mine it. Exploit it. They know the power of their hate. The vile inciter and demagogue Lamis Deek's history is well documented. It is not surprising that she is the attorney for the Muslim Brotherhood-tied MAS group building a super-mosque on a quiet residential street in Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn. CAIR's Great FBI Scare Lecture Investigative Project on Terrorism A recent "Know Your Rights" presentation by the Council on American-Islamic Relations' (CAIR)...
  • A Crash Course in Free Speech

    04/28/2011 8:39:38 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 4 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 04-28-11 | Zazu
    In a travesty of justice, Florida’s Pastor Jones was put on trial in last week in Dearborn Michigan, he was found guilty of threatening to protest in front of a mosque (possibly burning a Koran in the process). He was ordered to pay a 1$ dollar bond fee, and is prohibited from approaching the mosque for 3 years, when he refused to pay the fee he was jailed. This decision by six jurors and a judge (who I assume went to law school at some point) exposes the complete Constitutional illiteracy of our populace and even judiciary. Here are three...
  • TOP 10 JIHADI MOSQUES

    04/25/2011 7:42:13 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 25 April 11 | Unattributed
    Wikileaks has revealed a US report on Guantanamo terrorist prisoners called the “Matrix of Threat Indicators for Enemy Combatants.” You will see this document written up in dozens of articles in the media and the blogosphere over the next few days. We wanted to call attention to one list that has come out of that report: a list of foreign mosques and Islamic centers that are used to recruit and train Jihadis.
  • Suicide bomber hits Indonesian mosque, wounds 28

    04/15/2011 3:56:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    ap ^ | Apr 15, 2011 | ALI KOTARUMALOS
    JAKARTA, Indonesia – A suicide bomber blew himself up as police were praying Friday, wounding 28 people in the first attack on a mosque since extremists started targeting the predominantly Muslim country a decade ago. Though houses of worship are commonly targeted by militants in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, the attack in the West Java town of Cirebon was a first for Indonesia. Even former Jemaah Islamiyah members were outraged. "To attack Muslims as their performing Friday prayers?!" said Abu Ghifari, who quit the group because he disagreed with some of its doctrines. "It's a great sin!"
  • My Faith: After my mosque was torched

    04/15/2011 4:22:13 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | March 24 2011 | Daoud Abudiab
    According to the federal complaint against them, the fire they set was at least partially inspired by the Bible. “What goes on in that building is illegal according to the Bible,” one of them told authorities afterward, referring to our mosque. There were other Christians who did not act very Jesus-like after the mosque fire. When my son countered middle school tormenters who called him a terrorist by telling about the burning of mosque, one response was “that’s OK, because you are in our country and we can do that to you.”
  • Separation of Church and State?

    03/30/2011 8:46:25 AM PDT · by David DeGerolamo · 13 replies
    http://ncrenegade.com/editorial/separation-of-church-and-state/ | March 30, 2011 | David DeGerolamo
    Do you support the use of tax dollars to rebuild churches in our country? How about mosques in Muslim countries? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z43q69W1Dz8Our country was founded on religious freedom which has now been manipulated so that our dependence on faith is being transferred to the government. Which do you find more offensive: the government's support of the Islamic faith here and abroad or the attacks on our nation's Judeo-Christian religions? David DeGerolamo