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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
    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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)
  • 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...