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  • Arrests at protests against Israeli interfaith wedding

    08/17/2014 8:44:25 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 17 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 17 August 2014 | BBC
    Four far-right Jewish protesters have been arrested at the wedding of a Jewish-born woman who converted to Islam and an Arab Muslim man in Israel. Several hundred demonstrators rallied outside the reception hall in Rishon LeZion on Sunday, amid high security.
  • The fantasy of Middle Eastern moderates

    08/17/2014 7:24:16 AM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 14, 2014 | Fareed Zakaria
    For decades, U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East has been to support “moderates.” The problem is that there are actually very few of them. The Arab world is going through a bitter, sectarian struggle that is “carrying the Islamic world back to the Dark Ages,” said Turkish President Abdullah Gul. In these circumstances, moderates either become extremists or they lose out in the brutal power struggles of the day. Look at Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Libya and the Palestinian territories.
  • When A U.S. President IS Muslim Brotherhood

    08/15/2014 7:12:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/15/14 | Walid Shoebat
    short but explosive video of former CIA Director James Woolsey in 2006 has been introduced into evidence at the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his officers. In that video, Woolsey advocates the removal of Middle Eastern dictators, even mentioning Mubarak by name while strongly implying that after the fall of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the U.S. would seek similar regime changes in Libya, Syria and elsewhere to make the Saudis and Mubarak 'nervous.' If you've ever beaten your head against the wall trying to figure out the post-9/11 strategy of the U.S. and why we went into...
  • Iraq Yazidis say their neighbours enabled jihadist attack

    08/14/2014 1:38:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 08/14/2014 | By Serene Assir
    Yazidis fleeing a jihadist onslaught in northern Iraq say neighbours took up arms alongside their attackers, informing on members of the religious minority and helping the militants take over. "The (non-Iraqi) jihadists were Afghans, Bosnians, Arabs and even Americans and British fighters," said Sabah Hajji Hassan, a 68-year-old Yazidi who managed to flee the bloody offensive by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. "But the worst killings came from the people living among us, our (Sunni) Muslim neighbours." "The Metwet, Khawata and Kejala tribes -- they were all our neighbours. But they joined the IS, took heavy weapons from them,...
  • Shannon Conley, accused of helping ISIS in terrorism case, plans guilty plea

    08/11/2014 12:15:27 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    7 news denver ^ | 8-11-2014
    Against her parents wishes, Conley planned to marry a Tunisian man, who was fighting in Syria for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an al-Qaida splinter group. She'd met the man online and communicated with him on Skype. Conley is charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Authorities began investigating Conley on Nov. 5, 2013, after a call from the pastor at Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada who saw Conley taking notes at the church.
  • DFU Polimerick Minute: Obama Loses Iraq

    08/10/2014 7:08:28 AM PDT · by doug from upland
    dfu via youtube ^ | 8-10-14 | dfu
    Unbelievable. From purple fingers and hope to children being beheaded. Way to go, Barack. OBAMA LOSES IRAQ (By Design?) -- graphics and limerick
  • Revealed: the man deported from Saudi Arabia for being too handsome (true story)

    08/09/2014 1:36:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    The Week, UK ^ | 2013 Apr 25 | The Week, UK
    WITH HIS dreamy eyes, well-groomed beard and razor-sharp cheekbones, Omar Borkan Al Gala is undeniably handsome. And according to US website Jezebel he’s one of three men who were deported last week from Saudi Arabia - reportedly because of his good looks. The first images of the swoonsome Dubai-based actor and photographer emerged after Arabic newspaper Elaph reported a trio of hunks had been deported from Saudi Arabia over fears women would find them irresistible.
  • Muslim Iraqis Protest against Christian Persecution

    08/07/2014 9:31:24 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 7 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 6 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Two anchorwomen in the Middle East have protested against the persecution of Christians in their countries on TV while reading the news. The Muslim journalist Dalia AlAqidi, who works for the Iraqi TV network Sumaria, wore a cross around her neck on air and launched a verbal attack from the TV against "Islamist fascism", in support of Christians in Mosul, IraqÂ’s second largest city. AlAqidi made this gesture not only because of the disappearance from Mosul - which since June is in the hands of jihadists - of a Christian community that numbered in the thousands of faithful, but...
  • BBC Upsets Muslim Staff By Roasting a Hog..Right Under the Windows of Arabic TV Service

    08/06/2014 9:07:23 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 23 replies
    RightWing News ^ | 4AUG2014 | Duane Lester
    An honest mistake. Could have happened to anyone: " The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has angered Muslim staff by hosting a hog roast to celebrate the Commonwealth Games beneath the windows of its Arabic TV service. The Sun on Sunday reports that a whole pig was spit-roasted in the courtyard of New Broadcasting House in London, with the smell of pork drifting up through the windows of the mainly Muslim office. Workers described their “horror” at spotting the pig on their lunch break. Islam forbids its followers from eating pork as pigs are considered “unclean” animals. The hog roast also...
  • Secret Service Agent says Stealth Jihadist Agent Huma Abedin ‘as Vile and Rude as Hillary (Clinton)’

    08/05/2014 10:44:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | August 4, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    The tales of how rude Hillary Clinton is to Secret Service agents is well documented and not new. However, according to one former agent, the abusive behavior rubbed off on stealth Muslim Brotherhood agent and close adviser to Clinton Huma Abedin. ... Huma Abedin, Hillary’s deputy chief of staff at the State Department and traveling chief of staff during her campaign for the presidency, is considered as vile and rude as Hillary. ‘Huma looked down on the agents and treated them as second-class citizens’, a former agent stated. If she wasn’t recognized, she would say, ‘Do you know who I...
  • UK Muslim Cabinet member quits over Gaza policies (Cameron's Conservative Paki Poster Girl gone)

    08/05/2014 10:27:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/5/14 | Danica Kirka - ap
    LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s first female Muslim Cabinet member resigned Tuesday in protest of the British government's policies on Gaza, describing the approach as "morally indefensible" and detrimental to the national interest. Sayeeda Warsi, a Foreign Office minister of Pakistani descent, announced her departure on her Twitter feed. The move apparently took Downing Street off guard, and loaded more pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron, who is under fire by the opposition and members of his own party for his staunch support of Israel.
  • Pro-Palestinian Protesters In Calgary: “All Hail Hitler” ( Canada )

    08/05/2014 7:17:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 3, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    A reporter for the Calgary Herald was there, but she didn’t find their words newsworthy. Her story about the rally mentions the counter-protesters, but not their “All Hail Hitler” chant. See, because that might cause problems for the good guys. The ones using children as shields.
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE: Aug. 4 - Obama's Birthday

    08/04/2014 7:51:56 PM PDT · by doug from upland
    DFU via YouTube ^ | 8-4-14 | DFU
    DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE - Obama's Birthday - graphics and limerick
  • Meet Africa's First Arab and Muslim Sumo Wrestler

    08/01/2014 12:51:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 8/1 | Mariaa Khan
    Egyptian sumo wrestler Osunaarashi arrives at the Aichi Prefecture Gymnasium, where the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament is being held on July 22, 2014 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan(Getty Images) Abdelrahman Shaalan who goes by the ring name of Osunaarashi, (which translates into Great Sandstorm in Japanese) has become the first Arab and muslim to compete as a professional sumo wrestler in Japan. The 22-year-old is also the first Egyptian and African to achieve the feat. At the begining, Shaalan was a big, muscular Egyptian teenager passionate about body-building, but despite a friend's recommendation to try the ancient Japanese sport of Sumo...
  • The truth - The voice of an ungrateful terrorist mother (video only)

    07/31/2014 5:46:38 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-28-2014 | gani dover
    A sweet, smiling, soft-voiced young Palestinian woman, whose child was the beneficiary of a life-saving procedure in an Israeli hospital, explains that there is no compromise. Palestinians must have Jerusalem, and whether children and others die in the process is irrelevant, because her culture is fine with death. Now that the Jews have saved her son hopefully he will be able to grow up and kill them.
  • Obama’s Muslim Founding Fathers

    07/30/2014 5:38:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 49 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 30, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Obama’s Muslim Founding FathersPosted By Robert Spencer On July 30, 2014 @ 12:24 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 8 Comments In his message to Muslims on their holiday Eid al-Fitr, issued Sunday, Barack Obama asserted that “Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” He did not, unfortunately, provide even a single example of these “many achievements and contributions” that Muslims have made to “building the very fabric of our nation,” but he said that there were many, so they...
  • I’m Jewish, and I disagree with the Muslim bashing that’s been going on

    07/30/2014 5:01:51 AM PDT · by grundle · 162 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 30, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog I’m Jewish, and I disagree with the Muslim bashing that’s been going on I’m Jewish by birth, agnostic by choice, and I have a strong interest in Jediism and Greek Mythology.President Obama recently referred to“… the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation…”Well, message boards and article comment sections all over the internet are flying with all sorts of criticism of Obama’s claim. Sadly, many of these people are claiming that Muslims have contributed nothing whatsoever to this great country of ours.But the fact is that Obama does...
  • 'We are looking at the beginnings of a Holocaust'

    07/28/2014 3:32:00 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 66 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 28 July 14 | By SAM SOKOL
    The situation facing European Jewry is “simply intolerable, unacceptable and inexcusable,” Israeli Jewish Congress president Vladimir Sloutsker told MKs and foreign diplomats at a special session of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Committee on Monday. Calling the rise in anti-Semitic incidents accompanying Israel’s invasion of Gaza an “SOS situation,” Sloutsker warned that if left unchecked, such behavior could lead to another European genocide. “Never before since the Holocaust, have we seen such a situation as today,” he said, referring to the continent-wide demonstrations by pro-Palestinian activists, a number of which have generated into violence and many of which have...
  • Colorado convert to Islam charged with conspiracy to aid Islamic State

    07/26/2014 5:27:28 PM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/26/14 | Jenny Deam
    At some point Shannon Maureen Conley converted to Islam, and at some point she got the idea that waging violent jihad against unbelievers was something she should engage in so as to please Allah. No one in the local Muslim community apparently succeeded in disabusing her of this notion, even though they ostensibly reject this understanding of Islam. Did anyone there even try?
  • Afghan who killed three U.S. Marines in 2012 to serve over 7-year prison sentence

    07/26/2014 5:49:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    Afghan who killed three U.S. Marines in 2012 to serve over 7-year prison sentence By Rowan Scarborough An Afghanistan man has been given a 7-1/2 year prison sentence for murdering three U.S. Marines in a forward operating base in Helmand Province in August 2012.
  • Taliban kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan road attack

    07/25/2014 9:45:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    ap ^ | Jul 25, 2014
    Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road .. marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ... The Taliban, like other Sunni extremist groups, view the country's minority Shiite community as apostates, and have targeted Hazaras
  • Woman Converts to Islam Day Before She Dies in Abu Dhabi

    07/24/2014 6:34:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Married to Muslim in Abu DhabiA woman who had stuck to her religion despite her marriage to a Muslim finally decided to convert to Islam while she was in hospital in Abu Dhabi having treatment for cancer. A day after she converted, the woman died. The woman had been bed-ridden in hospital for months before doctors told her husband that her case became incurable after cancer spread through several parts of her body. A day before her death, her husband called the Abu Dhabi judicial department and asked them to send a woman for his wife to perform her conversion...
  • Now ISIS Cracks Down on MANNEQUINS!

    07/23/2014 6:24:06 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 19 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 23, 2014 | Wills Robinson
    ISIS have told shopkeepers in Iraq to put veils over the faces of their mannequins. Extremists handed out ultimatum after seizing city of Mosul last month. Faces of both male and female mannequins are being covered. Interpretation of Shariah Law forbids artwork or statues of human form. (Militants have already imposed strict rules on Christians in the city.)
  • Trojan Horse Report Finds 'Determined Effort' To Implement Radical Islam In School ( UK )

    07/22/2014 7:43:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jul 2014 | Andre Walker
    A report into the so-called Trojan Horse plot to takeover schools in Birmingham has found a "determined effort" to implement radical Islam. The comments came from the newly appointed Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, who made a statement on the subject in the House of Commons today. The review was ordered by the Morgan's predecessor Michael Gove, following reports that as many as twenty-five Birmingham schools had been the subject of takeovers. In each case, the governing bodies were infiltrated by radicals who then set about pushing out moderate teachers and implementing radical Islam. Today's report makes clear that the allegations...
  • Muslim Traffic Warden Refuses to Issue Ticket Because it Is Ramadan

    07/21/2014 3:27:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    A Muslim traffic warden said he didn’t think ‘it was morally correct’ to issue a ticket during the month of Ramadan. Iftikhar Alam Imtiazah Butt (not his real name) said his bosses had told him it was okay not to issue any tickets between sunrise and sunset. “I don’t think my religion will allow me to issue tickets to people which might cause them undue stress during the month of Ramadan. "It can be a real pain getting a ticket if you are only a couple of seconds late back to your car. “I spoke to my boss about it...
  • Have We Got A Conspiracy for You - 9/11? JFK? Obama's Citizenship?

    Just as many (23%) say the theory that Obama is not an American citizen is true, with another 17% who aren't sure. Sixty percent (60%) reject that theory as false.
  • NSA and the FBI Spy on Muslim-American Leaders

    07/19/2014 12:23:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Morocco World News ^ | Friday 18 July 2014 | Sofia Sabi
    New documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden confirm that the NSA and the FBI spy on Muslim-American leaders, including Republican Party politicians and military veterans. The article describes an NSA spreadsheet that “shows 7,485 email addresses listed as monitored between 2002 and 2008.” The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans under secretive procedures intended to target terrorists and foreign spies. According to documents provided by Snowden, the list of Americans monitored by their own government includes: • Faisal Gill, a Pakistani-American, is a longtime Republican Party operative and one-time candidate for public office who...
  • Philadelphia mosque leaders try to cut off man's hand -police

    07/19/2014 8:15:03 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 32 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 7/18/2014 | REUTERS
    (Reuters) - Two men described as leaders of a Philadelphia mosque were accused of trying to cut off the hand of a suspected thief, whose wrist was sliced so deeply it required hospital treatment, police said on Friday. The 46-year-old victim said two officials in the mosque accused him of stealing jars of money from the house of worship after morning prayers on Monday.
  • Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Clerics Sanction 'Anal Jihad' for Lonely Militants

    07/19/2014 3:12:24 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 7/18/2014 | International Business Times
    A prominent Egyptian cleric has accused the Muslim Brotherhood of sanctioning 'anal jihad' for Islamic militants who are fighting in locations thousands of miles from their wives. In his televised comments, which were broadcast by the al-Tahrir channel, the preacher Mazhar Shahin said the Muslim fighters are being authorised to freely practice homosexuality under the pretext of waging "jihad in the name of Allah." The idea was compared with 'sex jihad' - where women are either kidnapped and forced to have intercourse or females who offer themselves to the fighters who are waging jihad. However, the Islamic cleric say the...
  • Christians lie and wives must have sex or go to hell, Trojan Horse pupils told

    07/18/2014 9:15:14 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 21 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 18 Jul 2014 | Steven Swinford
    Children were taught that all Christians are liars and attempts were made to introduce Sharia law in classrooms as part of an alleged 'Trojan Horse' takeover plot of Birmingham schools, an inquiry has found. The inquiry commissioned by Birmingham City Council found evidence of religious extremism in 13 schools as school governors and teachers tried to promote and enforce radical Islamic values. The report found that the extremism went unchecked because the council "disastrously" prioritised community cohesion over "doing what is right". It concluded that there was a "determined effort" by "manipulative" governors to introduce "unacceptable" practices, "undermine" head teachers...
  • How Americans Feel About Religious Groups (Pew Research Poll)

    07/18/2014 6:35:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Pew Forum ^ | July 16, 2014
    Jews, Catholics and evangelical Christians are viewed warmly by the American public. When asked to rate each group on a “feeling thermometer” ranging from 0 to 100 – where 0 reflects the coldest, most negative possible rating and 100 the warmest, most positive rating – all three groups receive an average rating of 60 or higher (63 for Jews, 62 for Catholics and 61 for evangelical Christians). And 44% of the public rates all three groups in the warmest part of the scale (67 or higher).Buddhists, Hindus and Mormons receive neutral ratings on average, ranging from 48 for Mormons to...
  • Is Obama Waging Jihad?

    07/17/2014 8:02:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 17, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Let's start with the Marxist part. What defines a Marxist? Someone who believes in government control over the people. Someone whose obsession is income redistribution. Someone who dedicates his life to taxes, spending, debt, regulations and bureaucracy. Since Obama is the biggest spender in history, the biggest taxer in history, the biggest debt creator in history, and the biggest creator of regulations in history, it’s safe to say Obama is a Marxist. Now let’s deal with the Muslim sympathizer part. Obama's policies have led to crisis and chaos throughout the Middle East. His policies led to the Arab Spring. His...
  • Removing Church Pews for Muslim Prayer Mats in the Name of Religious Tolerance

    07/17/2014 2:28:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7/13/2014 | Gene Koprowski
    My alma mater, The University of Chicago, was recently in the news for an overtly politically correct act for replacing its historic Bond Chapel's pews for Muslims to worship. This act is raising hackles reminiscent of the university's other, recent, tone-deaf decision to demolish the childhood home of former President Ronald Reagan, on its campus, and replace it with a parking lot and a commemorative plaque.The school, founded by the Rockefeller family in the late 19th century as a Baptist-affiliated institution of higher learning, with an English-style undergraduate college, and German-style graduate research school, today positions itself as completely non-denominational...
  • Tyrant: the TV series

    07/15/2014 8:06:39 PM PDT · by jsanders2001 · 28 replies
    FX
    Has anyone seen the new TV series, "Tyrant"? It has to do with terrorism and tyranny and tells it from the perspective of the terrosrist's perspective. It portrays the Muslims speaking English while wearing their hijabs and other Muslim attire. I get the feeling that the show was produced to make the Muslims appear more "American" friendly and suspect its a veiled attempt to introduce their lifestyle to Americans to familiarize them with their culture incrementalism style. It would take an idiot to not understand the implications and intentions therein.
  • Egyptian Cleric: Muslim Brotherhood Authorizes 'Anal Jihad' for Lonely Terrorists

    07/14/2014 11:35:36 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 37 replies
    Brietbart - National Security ^ | July 11, 2014 | Frances Martel
    An Egyptian cleric formerly known as the "preacher of the revolution" during the revolt against President Hosni Mubarak warned Egyptian television viewers this week that Muslim Brotherhood sheiks have issued a fatwa permitting "anal jihad" for terrorists far from their wives, which is exactly what it sounds like.
  • Muslim Protesters in Paris Chant “Death to the Jews”, Attack Synagogue

    07/13/2014 4:20:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Front Page ^ | 7/.13/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    The New Nazis have arrived. The firebomb went off Friday night at the entrance to the synagogue of Aulnay-sous-Bois, a northeastern suburb of the French capital. A Middle Eastern man assaulted a Jewish 17-year-old girl on a Paris street near the Gare du Nord train station by spraying pepper-spray on her face, shouting: “Dirty Jewess, inshallah you will die.” In Belleville, an eastern suburb of Paris, a demonstration Saturday by a few dozen people against Israel’s attack on Hamas featured calls to “slaughter the Jews,” according to Alain Azria, a French Jewish photojournalist who covered the event. The crowd also...
  • Military, Pentagon Want To Hire Muslims But Fire Captains On The Battlefield

    07/12/2014 9:44:36 AM PDT · by drypowder · 20 replies
    Independent Centinal ^ | July 12, 2014 | Sara Noble
    In a callous and unreasonable act of complete disregard for our military, Obama’s Defense Department has sent pink slips to military officers serving on the battlefield in Afghanistan. This reminds one of the treatment of victims of Nadal Hassan in Ft. Hood, but it gets even more intriguing. While this is going on, the Pentagon and the military are looking to keep and employ more Muslims. According to a report by the World Tribune, officials said the ‘Defense Department has been keeping records and tracking Muslims so they can encourage their presence and continued advancement in the military.’
  • 'Nuclear Terrorism': Hamas Targeting of Dimona Reactor Meets UN Definition

    07/10/2014 11:04:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 10, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    The terrorist group Hamas claimed late Wednesday that it attempted to target Israel's nuclear reactor in the desert town of Dimona by firing three long-range M-75 rockets at the facility. One of the rockets was destroyed in mid-flight by Israel's Iron Dome system, and two fell harmlessly in the rocky Negev. However, merely by targeting the nuclear facility, Hamas has committed nuclear terrorism, according to United Nations treaties. Article 2 (1) of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism states: 1. Any person commits an offence within the meaning of this Convention if that person unlawfully...
  • Ellison: Profiling of American Muslims is ‘troubling’

    07/10/2014 9:10:26 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    startribune.com ^ | July 10, 2014
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim to serve in Congress, said a report that the National Security Agency and FBI were tracking the email of five prominent American Muslims is “troubling because it suggests that Americans were targeted because of their faith and civic engagement.” Documents leaked by former government contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the Muslim attorneys and activists were targeted for surveillance from 2002 to 2008 under a program meant to uncover terrorists and foreign agents, according to an analysis from online news organization The Intercept. Among the documents released were training materials that used the...
  • When Buddhist Monks Wield Kalashnikovs

    07/10/2014 3:51:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | July 2, 2014 | BY David Brenner
    In Burma, an ultranationalist Buddhist militia is training to "defend the fatherland" against Rohingya Muslims.I Was a monk. Most of us used to be," says a heavily armed soldier in the rugged mountains of northern Burma's Kachin state. "When I heard about this army, I really wanted to join. You know, in Rakhine state, we need to defend Buddhism." The soldier fights for the little-known militia of Buddhist nationalists referred to as the Arakan Army. In his khaki uniform, a Kalashnikov slung over his shoulder, he is far from the peaceful Buddhist monk of the Western imagination. Yet some officials...
  • FINALLY! No-Go Zones for Burka-Clad Women! ( UK )

    07/10/2014 10:14:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | July 10, 2014
    No-go Zones (NGZ) are typically referred to as being places where non-Muslims dare not tread, even in their own countries. Take heart. There appears to be a new dynamic at work unfolding in a British town known as Leicester. There, Muslim women who wear burkas in public feel like they’re entering NGZ’s themselves. A new book by two brainiacs at the University of Leicester features the “plight” of these victims: Muslim women who wear a full veil say there are no-go areas in Leicester which they feel frightened to visit – even in a car. They claim they are subjected...
  • Has Islam ever been peaceful?

    07/08/2014 3:17:45 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 18 replies
    Catholic Analysis ^ | 6 July 2014 | Matthew Olson
    In this episode, I answer the title’s question, perhaps one of the biggest on everyone’s minds today: Has Islam ever been peaceful? I herein go through some of the most important historical battles and events for Muslims, also mentioning the Qur’an when relevant. WATCH ON YOUTUBE (Alternative link, via Vimeo.) Summary: I start out the show by running through Islam's violent beginnings, then transition into its tyrannical rule in Jerusalem and Cordoba. Then, I talk about the key battles of Covadonga and Lepanto, at which Islam was curtailed. Next, I skim over the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire....
  • Muslim student loses scholarship after refusing to meet foundation's head for drinks

    07/07/2014 10:53:53 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 7-7-2014
    After refusing to meet for drinks with the head of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation, the organization told the Hispanic student she was not eligible for a scholarship given she was Muslim, the young woman claims in court. Moriah Elusta has sued the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation (ILLCF) and the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) in Cook County Court. She is seeking punitive damages for breach of contract and violation of due process. Elusta, a student of UIC from 2011 to 2014 who was on track to graduate in three years with a 3.32 grade point average, claims ILLCF’s...
  • Court: Islamic law holds no legal sway in India

    07/07/2014 10:38:22 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 4 replies
    Court Rulings News ^ | 7 July 2014 | Unattributed
    Islamic courts have no legal authority in India, the country's Supreme Court ruled Monday, saying Muslims cannot be legally subject to a parallel religious authority. Individuals may abide by Shariah court rulings if they wish, but cannot be legally forced to do so, Judge C. K. Prasad said. "No religion is allowed to curb anyone's fundamental rights," he told the court, giving the decision of a two-judge bench. Indian law does not recognize Shariah court rulings, he said. The court was responding to a petition filed in 2005 by a lawyer who said the Shariah courts should be disbanded for...
  • Quran Is Far Ahead of Modern Science, Says Scholar

    07/06/2014 2:56:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | 3 July 2014 | Ahmed Shaaban
    Dr Hamid Al Naimi says many recent discoveries made by modern science are mentioned in the Quran, which was revealed over 1,400 years ago. The universe is expanding, and will come to an end and die like all creatures. This was one of the many miraculous facts of our universe — mentioned in the Holy Quran — chronicled in the third lecture of the cultural programme of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award held on Tuesday night. The lecture, which was attended by Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police Major-General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, traced the journey of the universe as...
  • China Bans Ramadan Fasting in Muslim Northwest

    07/06/2014 12:02:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Chinese authorities are cracking down on religious activities following deadly unrest in the country’s Muslim northwest, banning citizens from fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Statements posted Wednesday on websites of schools, government agencies and local party organizations in the Xinjiang region said the ban was aimed at protecting students’ well-being and preventing any official promotion of religion, The Associated Press reported. “No teacher can participate in religious activities, instill religious thoughts in students or coerce students into religious activities,”er
  • Muslim Student Who Ignited Media Firestorm Proves Herself Just Another Islamic Apologist

    07/05/2014 4:02:43 PM PDT · by FredDardick · 9 replies
    Political Kryptonite ^ | July 5, 2014 | Fred Dardick
    Saba Ahmaed, the Muslim women who found herself an internet media sensation after speaking out at a Heritage Foundation panel on Benghazi last month, penned an op-ed in the Guardian in which she responded to her critics. Rather than address the perfectly legitimate questions that panel moderators brought up during the discussion on the dangers of Sharia Law and how the peaceful majority of a population are often irrelevant when it comes to mass scale crimes perpetrated by the violent minority in their midst – Nazi Germany, Stalin’s Russia, and Communist China were just a few of the examples pointed...
  • Toronto: Frenzied Muslim mob attacks and beats Jewish protesters

    07/04/2014 4:56:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/4/14 | Robert Spencer
    No Muslims were arrested, of course, although at least one of the Jews was: Muslims are a protected class in multicultural Canada. Here is an excerpt from Blogwrath‘s recounting of events: After that the Arab bullies turned against the Jews with sticks and fists. You can see that confrontation in the movie below (that moment was also covered by Blazingcatfur). After the vicious beating one person was sent to hospital with injuries and another one who came to support JDL-Canada was arrested for no reason (and held for several hours). Blogwrath refers to “Arab bullies,” but the reason why they...
  • Demented mother stabs preschool teacher in front of kids in southern France

    07/04/2014 10:15:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | July 4, 2014 | Stephen Rex Brown
    The 47-year-old mom reportedly had ‘serious psychiatric problems’ and was in custody. Teachers quickly ushered the shocked students who witnessed the horror into a neighboring classroom. The slain educator at the Edouard Herriot school in Albi was identified as Fabienne Terral-Calmčs, 34. ... The 47-year-old mother, whom authorities did not name, was taken into custody. It wasn’t immediately clear if the suspect’s 5-year-old daughter was in the classroom turned crime scene. After the gruesome attack, “the children were immediately taken in by another teacher who brought them to another classroom to talk to them, to tell them stories, to try...
  • Michigan man charged in punching death of soccer referee (Knockout Death)

    07/02/2014 4:20:56 PM PDT · by equalator · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-2-2014 | Zachary Slater
    A Michigan referee of an adult-league soccer match died Tuesday, two days after being punched in the head by a player, authorities said. John Bieniewicz, 44, died at Detroit Receiving Hospital from injuries suffered in what police said was an unprovoked attack. The blow left the victim unconscious and not breathing on the field, Livonia Police Chief Curtis Caid said. After the attack, the player fled the field and waved his middle finger at the crowd. Bieniewicz was in critical condition when he reached the hospital and was pronounced dead Tuesday morning.