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  • The Muslim "Overtaking" of France: as Mosques and as Faithful

    09/06/2011 10:41:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    La Stampa (Vatican Insider) ^ | 9/6/11 | Marco Tosatti
    In France there are more Islamic mosques being built, and more frequently, than Catholic churches, and there are more practicing Muslims than practicing Catholics in the country. Nearly 150 new mosques are currently being built in France, home to the largest Islamic community in Europe. The projects are in various stages of completion, according to Moahmmed Moussaoui, President of the Muslim Council of France, who provided this data in an interview on August 2 with RTL radio.The total number of mosques in France has already doubled to exceed 2,000 in the last ten years, according to a research entitled: "Building...
  • Feds settle with Lilburn officials over mosque(GA)

    09/01/2011 9:39:32 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    Chron ^ | Aug 26, 2011 | GREG BLUESTEIN
    ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department reached a settlement Friday with the Georgia city of Lilburn over claims that it discriminated against a Muslim congregation's request to build a new worship center. Federal attorneys announced the agreement after filing a complaint in federal court in Atlanta that claimed the Atlanta suburb violated federal law when it blocked the congregation from expanding its place of worship. "The city of Lilburn twice failed to approve rezoning permits to allow building a mosque, and the complaint alleges that the rejection was because the applicants are Muslims," said U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates....
  • Toronto religious leader charged in sex assaults

    08/18/2011 9:35:34 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 8 replies
    The Star ^ | Aug 17, 2011 | Chloé Fedio and Curtis Rush
    Members of a Scarborough mosque have expressed shock and disbelief that their “nice” and “humble” religious leader has been charged with a string of sexual assaults. Mohammad Masroor, the imam at the Baitul Mukarram Islamic Society on Danforth Ave., faces 13 charges involving sexual offences and death threats relating to five alleged victims. Police said Masroor, 48, travelled the world before settling in Toronto in 2008, and believe there could be more victims, here and abroad. Abdur Rouf Tarafdar was one of more than a dozen people who vouched for Masroor’s pious character as he left afternoon prayer on Wednesday....
  • The Subtle Domination Of Sharia Law, and How Freedom Can Win

    08/09/2011 8:12:01 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 1 replies
    Big Peace ^ | Aug 8, 2011 | Mark Polege
    Ideology and Practices Would you allow a murderer to teach your children? What about their friends who support their actions, would they make good teachers? What if the actions these people support involved sex with minors or the mutilating of women? How about the killing someone because they’re gay, is that acceptable? What if we go through and kill all the Atheists, Jews, Christians, Mormons, Muslims, and maybe all the Liberals, Conservatives, Communists, and Capitalists, just to be safe? Does that sound like a good plan? So who is left? Pretty much no one except the animals. We live in...
  • US Tax Dollars Building Mosques Overseas

    08/08/2011 7:04:06 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 9 replies ^ | August 8, 2011 | Giacomo
    A debt plan passed that doesn’t cut debt or spending and now the Standard and Poors has lowered the US credit rating because they believe the plan failed to accomplish what was needed. The President continues to talk about increasing taxes on the wealthy and other politicians are looking at cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits. All the while, the US State Department, headed by Secretary of State Hillary ‘Spendem’ Clinton is spending hundreds of millions of US taxpayer dollars to repair and rebuild mosques in the Middle East. They are also providing internet service to Islamic Imans as seen...
  • Tajik President Signs Law Banning Children From Mosques

    08/07/2011 11:12:14 PM PDT · by americanophile · 20 replies
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty ^ | August 8, 2011 | Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
    DUSHANBE -- Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has signed a law that bans most children under the age of 18 from attending regular Friday Prayers in mosques, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports. The controversial law, which was proposed by Rahmon in December and adopted recently by parliament, holds the parents of underage children attending Friday Prayers legally responsible for allowing them to do so. The law does allow children and teenagers who study at state-run religious schools to attend mosques and join religious associations. But other teenagers may pray at mosques only on religious festivals and at funerals. Officials have said the...
  • Muslim Countries Financing Jihad in Spain

    08/07/2011 12:55:24 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 24 replies
    Hudson New York ^ | Aug 5, 2011 | Soeren Kern
    Muslim countries in the Persian Gulf and North Africa are funnelling large sums of money to radical Islamic groups in towns and cities across Spain in a competing effort to exert control over the estimated 1.5 million Muslims in the country. A newly leaked secret report prepared by Spain's National Intelligence Center (CNI), excerpts of which were published by the Madrid-based El País newspaper on July 31, says the Spanish government is struggling to stop the flow of tens of millions of dollars to Islamic groups in Spain from Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and above...
  • Cain: Americans Should Be Able to Ban Mosques

    07/17/2011 10:06:50 PM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | July 17, 2011 | Staff
    Herman Cain says voters across the country should have the right to prevent Muslims from building mosques in their communities. In an exchange on "Fox News Sunday," the Republican presidential contender said that he sided with some in a town near Nashville who were trying to prevent Muslims from worshiping in their community. "Our Constitution guarantees the separation of church and state," he said. "Islam combines church and state. They're using the church part of our First Amendment to infuse their morals in that community, and the people of that community do not like it. They disagree with it." Asked...
  • Herman Cain: Communities have right to ban mosques

    07/17/2011 5:53:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 123 replies
    ap ^ | Jul 17, 2011 | BRUCE SCHREINER
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that communities have a right to ban Islamic mosques. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," the former Godfather's Pizza CEO said protests and legal challenges to a planned mosque in Tennessee city are an example of local residents pushing back. Cain said his view doesn't amount to religious discrimination because he says Muslims are trying to inject Shariah law into the U.S.
  • 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...
  • What They’re Reading in American Mosques, Pt. 4 – Tafsir Ibn Kathir

    06/19/2011 11:05:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 6/18/2011 | Dave Reaboi
    NOTE: In addition to the alarming results of the survey, Shari’a and Violence in American Mosques– where 81% of mosques in this country contained texts that advocate violent jihad– the survey presents a standard that can give law enforcement a way to monitor or potentially to predict where violent jihad may take root. The mosques surveyed contained a variety of texts, ranging from contemporary printed pamphlets and handouts to classic texts of the Islamic canon. Of these, seven Islamic texts were selected that either ‘moderately’ or ’severely’ advocated violent jihad. Nearly a decade after 9/11, Americans need more than ever...
  • American Mosques: Jihad's Incubators

    06/18/2011 12:02:09 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 12 replies
    Center For Security Policy ^ | 07Jun11 | Frank Gaffney Jr
    How’s this for a wake-up call: America’s most cherished civil liberties and the Constitution that enshrines them are actually enabling Muslim Brotherhood operatives and other Islamists who have the declared mission of destroying our freedoms and government “from within…by [our] hands.” Specifically, our enemies are using our tolerance of religion to create an infrastructure of mosques here that incubate the Islamic holy war called jihad. If this revelation is not exactly news to those who are serious students of the Brotherhood’s decades-long, stealthy “civilization jihad” in this country (for more, see the best-selling “Team B II Report” published late last...
  • Shari’a and Violence in American Mosques

    06/10/2011 3:37:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is David Yerushalmi, General Counsel to the Center for Security Policy, a Washington, D.C.-based national security think tank founded and headed by former Reagan administration official Frank Gaffney. He is considered an expert on Islamic law and its intersection with Islamic terrorism and national security. In this capacity, he has published widely on the subject, including the principle critical scholarship on sharia-compliant finance published in the Utah Law Review (2008, Issue 3). He has also designed and co-authored (with Mordechai Kedar) a ground-breaking peer reviewed empirical investigation on sharia-adherence and the promotion of violent, jihadist literature...
  • Dozens of 'incubators' for jihad found in U.S.

    06/09/2011 3:50:55 PM PDT · by americanophile · 34 replies
    WND ^ | June 8, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    Dozens of mosques around the United States have been identified in a new study as incubators for jihad against America, with more than 80 percent of those surveyed advocating violence. "Of the 100 mosques surveyed, 51 percent had texts on-site rated as severely advocating violence; 30 percent had texts rated as moderately advocating violence; and 19 percent had no violent texts at all," said the survey compiled by Mordechai Kedar and David Yerushalmi and published by the Middle East Quarterly. "How's this for a wake-up call?" asked Frank Gaffney, chief of the Center for Security Policy in a commentary today...
  • Ban homophobic clerics from mosques, gay rights campaigners urge

    06/09/2011 12:49:03 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 46 replies
    Guardian ^ | Thursday 9 June 2011 | Riazat Butt
    Gay rights campaigners have urged mosque leaders in east London to ban homophobic clerics from using their premises, following a 21% rise in gay hate crime in the area. Activists, including journalist Julie Bindel and Pride trustee Colm Howard-Lloyd, said some preachers at the East London Mosque and the London Muslim Centre had "created an atmosphere in which hate is socially acceptable; they have spread a message in which maiming and violence is the most dutiful, honourable, devout thing to do". Their concerns follow the £100 fine given to Mohammed Hasnath, who put up "Gay-Free Zone" stickers in the area;
  • Sharia compliance correlates with violent attitudes among American Muslims

    06/08/2011 9:13:41 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    JUNE 8, 2011 4:00 A.M. The Coordinates of Radicalism Sharia compliance correlates with violent attitudes among American Muslims. What is it that radicalizes Muslims, including American Muslims? Is it American foreign policy? Israeli “occupation” of the ancient Jewish territories of Judea and Samaria? Cartoons depicting the warrior-prophet as a warrior? Korans torched by obscure Florida pastors? The life of Osama bin Laden, or, perhaps, his death? Any of a thousand claimed slights, real or imagined, that purportedly provoke young Muslims to “conflagrate” — if we may borrow from the forgiving rationalizations of Faisal Rauf, would-be imam of the would-be Ground...
  • Shari'a and Violence in American Mosques

    06/07/2011 4:43:45 PM PDT · by forty_years · 8 replies
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 6/7/2011 | Mordechai Kedar and David Yerushalmi
    ... Among the behaviors observed at the mosques and scored as Shari'a-adherent were: (a) women wearing the hijab (head covering) or niqab (full-length shift covering the entire female form except for the eyes); (b) gender segregation during mosque prayers; and (c) enforcement of straight prayer lines. Behaviors that were not scored as Shari'a-adherent included: (a) women wearing just a modern hijab, a scarf-like covering that does not cover all of the hair, or no covering; (b) men and women praying together in the same room; and (c) no enforcement by the imam, lay leader, or worshipers of straight prayer lines....
  • 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...

    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.