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  • THE BBC REALLY WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE THE QUR’AN IS AUTHENTIC [Will bend truth to convince you]

    07/23/2015 8:07:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/23/2015 | Robert Spencer
    The BBC announced enthusiastically Wednesday that “what may be the world’s oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham.” This news is not only of interest to scholars and Muslim intellectuals; it appears to buttress the Islamic claim that the Qur’an’s text has remained unchanged for 1,400 years – which is purported to be proof of its divine origin. There is only one problem with all this: the BBC article raises more questions than it answers, and reveals more about the wishful thinking of the academic and media establishments than it does about the...
  • New Low: ISIS Reportedly Gives Away Sex Slaves As 'Prizes' in Koran contest

    06/23/2015 4:26:05 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jun 23, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    ISIS has already committed countless unspeakable acts on Yazidi and Christian girls and women in Iraq, but the terrorist army may have reached a new low with a twisted new contest in which female slaves captured in war are given away as "prizes" to fighters who show the have mastered the Koran. The shocking practice of giving away human beings as prizes, called "sibya," was organized by the Da'wa and Mosques Department in Al-Baraka province in Syria in honor of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan and was announced June 19 on ISIS Twitter accounts, according to the...
  • Vatican makes history: Pope allows Islamic prayers, Koran readings [June 9, 2014]

    06/09/2015 11:30:50 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 298 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | June 9, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    For the first time in Vatican history, the pope allowed for the reading of Islamic prayers and Koran readings from the Catholic facility. The readings and prayer came as Pope Francis met with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Vatican City, a gathering designed to pray for Middle Eastern peace. A Holy See spokesman said the prayers were supposed to be a “pause in politics,” Breitbart reported. The pope said, too, that he hoped the interfaith prayers would foster peace specifically between Israelis and Palestinians, the news outlet said.
  • Ellison, Klobuchar sworn in (Minnesota Politics PING)

    01/04/2007 3:00:28 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 38 replies · 783+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 1/04/07 | Kevin Diaz - Staff Reporter
    Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, was sworn in this afternoon, holding his left hand on a leather-bound volume of a Qur'an that was once owned by Thomas Jefferson. In a day of firsts, Ellison was sworn in by Nancy Pelosi of California, the first woman House speaker. Ellison held his right hand in the air, placed his left hand on two brown leather-bound volumes of the Qur'an, which were held aloft by his wife, Kim. The historic moment was played out in wood-paneled chamber of the Capitol before hundreds of journalists from around the world, including Al...
  • Islam’s Pedophilia Fetish: Pricing Sex With Kiddies

    04/29/2015 7:15:33 AM PDT · by safetysign · 17 replies
    Joe For America ^ | 04/28/2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    HOW shocking is it to find out that Islam has an obsessive fetish with pedophilia? Concomitantly, can you believe that its ‘soldiers for Allah’ have developed ‘price lists’ for babies/kiddies and grown women? SO, to all who still believe that Islam is compatible with western norms/civilization, well, it is time to stick your head(s) in the toilet for a much needed dousing! Commentary By Adina Kutnicki image: https://doctorbulldog.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/child-slave.jpg?w=693&h=488 Child slave LEAVING aside the fact that the scourge of pedophilia is alive and well in the west, it must be recognized that a preponderance of westerners are beyond outraged by said...
  • What You Heard About “Allahu Akbar” Is WRONG: Here's what it REALLY means

    04/06/2015 8:09:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/06/2015 | Dom the Conservative
    Bombing, beheading, hijacking, mosque sermons — these are just a few of the instances where the proclamation “Allahu akbar” is shouted. But what does it really mean?The mainstream media tells us that the Islamic statement is a pledge of allegiance to the god of the Prophet Muhammad and is an admirable demonstration of faith and piety. It’s portrayed as a humble utterance of praise that is too often misused by jihadists during acts of terror. However, the real meaning behind the most controversial term of our time is much more sinister than the liberal left would have you believe.Recently,...
  • What You Heard About “Allahu Akbar” Is WRONG [Rev 13]

    04/06/2015 8:09:09 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 4/6/2015 | Dom the Conservative
    Bombing, beheading, hijacking, mosque sermons — these are just a few of the instances where the proclamation “Allahu akbar” is shouted. But what does it really mean? The mainstream media tells us that the Islamic statement is a pledge of allegiance to the god of the Prophet Muhammad and is an admirable demonstration of faith and piety. It’s portrayed as a humble utterance of praise that is too often misused by jihadists during acts of terror. However, the real meaning behind the most controversial term of our time is much more sinister than the liberal left would have you believe....
  • Mahdi to return by 2016, followed by Jesus? (According to Muslim Prophecy)

    03/30/2015 9:31:52 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    WND ^ | March 30, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Mainstream Muslim website makes official announcement It’s not only evangelical Christians who are sensing that something has changed in the world, and that we may be entering the very last days. Muslims are also eagerly awaiting their messiah. In the latest evidence of this messianic fervor, a mainstream Sunni Muslim website has decreed that the Islamic messiah, called the Mahdi, will appear this year or in 2016 and that the Muslim Jesus will return in 2022 to conquer the world for Islam. DiscoveringIslam.org and the End Times Research Center have calculated that the “first phase” of the end of time...
  • Top Obama Official: Reading Koran Reminds Me of “Quintessentially American Values”

    03/26/2015 4:20:30 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | march 24, 2015 | jim hoft
    Obama Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) that reading the Koran reminds him of “quintessentially American values.”
  • Jeh Johnson’s malfeasance

    03/26/2015 10:15:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-26-15 | Frank Gaffney, Jr.
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared Monday that “reading the Quran” reminds him of “quintessential American values.” The Muslim Brotherhood-aligned influence operation he addressed was pleased. The rest of us should be alarmed. There are, of course, passages of the Koran that are peaceable and encourage tolerance. Presumably, those are the ones to which Mr. Johnson was referring. Unfortunately, according to the authorities of Islam and their supremacist doctrine of shariah, such passages have been explicitly replaced by others that are virulently hateful and intolerant. They demand adherents engage in holy war, not practice true American values. Mr. Johnson is...
  • Kuwaiti Researcher Declares: ISIS is the ‘Product Of Islamic Heritage’

    03/13/2015 7:21:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/13/2015 | David Steinberg
    From MEMRI, the video clip below shows Kuwaiti researcher Abdulaziz Al-Qattan making an appearance on Al-Mayadeen TV on March 3. MEMRI’s Counter-Radicalization Initiative report on the appearance highlights the following quotes from Al-Qattan, each of which would get a person branded an Islamophobe in the West: Abdulaziz Al-Qattan: “ISIS did not come out of nowhere. It’s not an aberration. By no means. ISIS adopts the Salafi-Wahhabi ideology of Al-Qaeda. If you look at Durur Al-Saniyah by Muhammad Ibn Abd Al-Wahhab, you will see that ISIS is implementing the ideas of that book to the letter. They are doing it...
  • Is Islam a Sodomy Cult that Desires to Bring the World into a Sodomized Pagan Empire?

    03/06/2015 6:47:07 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 66 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/3/2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    Islam is a homosexual cult that wants to bring the world into a homosexual, pagan empire. I did a whole video on this: (Watch video at link) The Islamic State (ISIS) are a bunch of homosexual, anti-Christian murderers. They are the purest form of the homosexual agenda, and they are just as evil and evil, and anti-Christian, as the reprobate sodomites in the West. There is a recent report that reveals that ISIS officials engage in sodomy with other men in their tents. According to the report: In a joint statement released on August 13 2014 two senior United Nations...
  • THE WORLDWIDE MUST-READ: Robert Spencer’s Blogging the Qur’an: Sura 1, ‘The Opening’

    03/05/2015 11:34:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/05/2015 | Robert Spencer
    (See Introduction here [1].)The Fatiha (Opening) is the first sura (chapter) of the Qur’an, and most common prayer of Islam. If you’re a pious Muslim who prays the five requisite daily prayers of Islam, you will recite the Fatiha seventeen times in the course of those prayers.According to an Islamic tradition, the Muslim prophet Muhammad said that the Fatiha surpassed anything revealed by Allah (“the God” in Arabic, and the word for God used by Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews, as well as Muslims) in the Torah, the Gospel, or the rest of the Qur’an. And indeed, it efficiently and...
  • A Worldwide Must-Read: Robert Spencer’s Blogging the Qur’an

    03/04/2015 6:59:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/04/2015 | Robert Spencer
    Back in 2007 and 2008, I ran a weekly feature at my website Jihad Watch [1]: “Blogging the Qur’an.” Now, with the Obama administration repeatedly reiterating the claim that Islam is fundamentally peaceful and that promoting its true and benign face will ultimately conquer the global jihad, it is time to revive it.Here at PJ Media I’ll be presenting a new, revised version of the series.Why Read the Qur’an To understand the motives and goals of Islamic jihad terrorists, a good place to start is to explore what they themselves say about why they’re doing what they’re doing, and...
  • Saudi court gives death penalty to man who renounced his Muslim faith

    02/24/2015 7:01:18 AM PST · by Tea Party Terrorist · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | Angus McDowall
    RIYADH (Reuters) - An Islamic court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to death for renouncing his Muslim faith, the English-language daily Saudi Gazette reported on Tuesday. The man, in his 20s, posted an online video ripping up a copy of Islam's holy book, the Koran, and hitting it with a shoe, the newspaper reported.
  • Islamist Enclaves Spread To Texas — Base Camps For ISIS?

    02/20/2015 9:56:21 AM PST · by raptor22 · 65 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 20, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    ihad Enclaves: With names like Islamberg and Mahmoudberg, some 22 of what the FBI calls "enclaves" have been established across the U.S. by a group linked to a Pakistani militant group called Jamaat ul-Fuqra. The specter of 21 Christians being murdered "on the shores of Tripoli" in Libya where U.S. Marines first encountered Muslim forces — the Barbary pirates — and threats by the Islamic State against Rome show how President Obama's "JV team" has metastasized as a global threat. And, yes, it can happen here. The Islamic State is encouraging attacks on infidels in the West like the one...
  • Islam's Dangerous Degrees of Devotion

    02/20/2015 5:59:46 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | Carol Brown
    According to the uninformed or intentionally misleading, moderate Muslims follow a peaceful religion and are presumed to be like any other group of reasonable, law-abiding, freedom-loving folk. But there is ample evidence to show that moderate Muslims might also represent jihad lite. “Moderate” may describe the kind of Muslims the Obama administration is importing from places like Syria who have had “minor” associations with terrorists. Or perhaps they are American Muslims who believe that drawing a parody of Mohammed should be a criminal offense, with some saying the person should receive the death penalty. In any case, if there’s a...
  • Obama defends the ‘true peaceful nature of Islam’

    02/18/2015 7:28:59 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 89 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 18,2015 | Chris perez
    President Obama defended the “true peaceful nature of Islam” on Wednesday — saying terrorist groups like ISIS promote a “twisted interpretation of religion that is rejected by the overwhelming majority of the world’s Muslims.” In an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times, the commander-in-chief provided a possible preview of a speech later at a White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, in which community leaders from across the country gathered to discuss how to protect people from “extremist ideologies.” “The world must continue to lift up the voices of Muslim clerics and scholars who teach the true peaceful nature...
  • "People of the Book" vs "The Book of Life"

    02/16/2015 1:02:53 PM PST · by CaptainPhilFan · 17 replies
    2/16/15 | Just me
    This question has been bubbling and I don't know enough to resolve it myself. Asking you Smart People to help me flesh this out- or decide if it's a worthless navel gazing exercise. Realizing I'm setting myself for ridicule... here goes.... Re: The quran calling Christians and Jews "People of The Book": The quran was put together before 700 BC. The first Bible was printed in 1450, the Torah 1482. Before that there were papyrus, scrolls, writings - but no "Book". Is the quran actually referring to the "book of life" from both the old and new testament? ..... is...
  • Cambridge University hears ex-priest's journey to Islam

    02/09/2015 8:49:28 AM PST · by Gamecock · 55 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 February 2011
    Mr Tawfiq said: "It's not that I went looking for Islam. Islam came looking for me. "I loved my former life and my work, but now I've found a peace that I never knew before." Mr Tawfiq explained that he made the decision to leave the priesthood when he realised how lonely he was. "I left my job, but not the Catholic religion," he said. "I had no intention of changing my faith. That wasn't part of the plan at all." "My Christian faith slid away slowly and Islam became more and more important. "I play down my Catholic priesthood,...
  • The Ghosts of Auschwitz in the Middle Eas

    02/05/2015 6:44:50 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 11 replies
    Daniel Greenfield's Blog, SULTAN KNISH ^ | February 5, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield's article: The Ghosts of Auschwitz in the Middle East Posted: 04 Feb 2015 08:35 AM PST In exile in Argentina, the world’s most wanted man was writing a defense of the indefensible. He rejected “so-called Western culture” whose bible “expressly established that everything sacred came from the Jews.” Instead he looked to the “large circle of friends, many millions of people” whose good opinion of his crimes he wanted. These millions of people were not in Germany. They weren’t even in Argentina. His fellow Nazis had abandoned him after deciding that the murder of millions of Jews was...
  • Norfolk speaker criticizes response to Islamic threats (Ayaan Hirsi Ali)

    02/04/2015 2:54:56 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | February 4, 2015 | Philip Walzer
    NORFOLK Ayaan Hirsi Ali stood before a slide of the caged Jordanian pilot about to be set afire by Islamic State group extremists. That, she said at Chrysler Hall on Tuesday night, will be the norm if they are not defeated. "You are going to see people beheaded, their hands and legs cut off, the mass enslavement of women," warned Hirsi Ali, a sharp critic of Muslim leaders and radicals and an advocate of women's rights. "We have had over a long period of time... even before the Reagan administration, so many warning signs that we have ignored," Hirsi Ali...
  • Gay Imam Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed: "Allah Does Not Speak against Homosexuality in the Quran"

    12/23/2014 4:57:23 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 20 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | Dec 17, 2014 | Deutsche Welle TV Arabia (Germany)
    In a TV interview, Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed, the imam of a gay-friendly mosque in Paris, said: "I believe that it was Allah who created homosexuals... Allah does not speak against homosexuality in the Quran." The Algerian-born Zahed founded the gay-friendly mosque and an association for gay and lesbian Muslims in France. Following are excerpts from the interview, aired on Deutsche-Welle TV Arabia on December 17, 2014: Interviewer: Let me take you back to the moment when you told your parents that you were homosexual. How did they respond? Ludvic-Mohamed Zahed: They did not believe me – especially my mother, who said:...
  • Pope says equating Islam with violence is wrong

    11/30/2014 5:42:21 PM PST · by juliosevero · 58 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Pope says equating Islam with violence is wrong By Julio Severo According to Reuters, Pope Francis said on Sunday that equating Islam with violence is wrong. Pope and Turkish mufti Francis, the leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, told reporters aboard his plane returning from a visit to Turkey that it was wrong for anyone to react to terrorism by being enraged against Islam. Francis’ predecessor, Benedict XVI, caused, according to Reuters, storms of protest throughout the Islamic world in 2006, when he made a speech that suggested Islam espouses violence. Benedict said he had been misunderstood and apologized....
  • Pope Francis Asserts Islam Can’t Be Equated With Violence [Babylon the Great]

    12/05/2014 3:05:05 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 81 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 12/04/2014 | Heather Clark
    ROME – On his flight back to Rome after visiting Turkey, the Roman Catholic Pontiff known as Pope Francis told reporters that Islam should not be equated with terrorism and violence–a statement that some may disagree with considering the teachings of the religion. “On Islamophobia, it is true that when one sees these terrorist acts, not only in this region, but also in Africa, there is this reaction [of], ‘If this is Islam, I am going to get angry,'” he said. “And so many Islamic people are offended.” “Many, many [Muslims] say, ‘No, we are not this. The Koran is...
  • Did the Prophet Muhammad Really Exist? This Is Robert Spencer’s Shocking Answer

    10/10/2014 12:51:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/05/2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Did the Prophet Muhammad really exist? This question, which may seem bizarre on the surface, is at the root of a new book by Robert Spencer, a prominent author and the director of Jihad Watch. Spencer, a figure who is praised by his fans and loathed by his detractors, has written numerous books on Islam. Earlier this week, The Blaze spoke with the expert about his controversial, new book, “Did Muhammad Exist?” As can be derived from the title, the text delves into some uncomfortable subject matter, as Spencer examines the historical documentation surrounding the Muslim prophet.The book’s official description...
  • Professor at Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome-Islamic State not un-Islamic model is..

    10/07/2014 7:55:34 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | Oct. 6, 2014 | Nicolai Sennels
    (Martin Rhonheimer, a brave Christian. More of them, please!) Translation via 10news. For more translation, newsletter and support: 10news.dk. Where is the border between Islam and Islamism? The media says that the two are different as night and day; Islam is a religion of peace, and the Islamists have stolen the name. Others believe that Islamism represents the traditional, pure Islam, true to the Koran. This latter view is advanced, remarkably enough, by a theologian Martin Rhonheimer from a university endorsed by the Pope. He is a professor at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome and wrote...
  • Non-Muslim Female Fighter Kills Herself to Avoid being Islamic State Hostage

    10/05/2014 9:51:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | October 5, 2014
    Ceylan Ozalp, 19, was reportedly surrounded by ISIS fighters near the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane also known as Ain al-Arab. After she run out of ammunition Ozalp said “goodbye” over the radio and spent her last bullet on killing herself. She knew. She knew what these devout Muslims do to non-Muslim girls. This woman is a heroine. True courage. Another freedom loving people Obama abandoned in support of the jihad movement. ... Those whom their “right hands own” (Quran 4:3, 4:24, 33:50) are slaves, and inextricable from the concept of Islamic slavery as a whole is the concept of...
  • Has Your Bible Become A Quran?

    10/01/2014 9:18:18 PM PDT · by bad company · 101 replies
    Those who engage in debates on a regular basis know that the argument itself can easily shape the points involved. This is another way of saying that some debates should be avoided entirely since merely getting involved in them can be the road to ruin. There are a number of Christian scholars (particularly among the Orthodox) who think that the classical debates between Christians and Muslims during the Middle Ages had just such disastrous results for Christian thinking. Now when engaging in religious debates it is all too easy to agree to things that might make for later problems. It...
  • Anjem Choudary, in His Own Words

    10/01/2014 9:35:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 30, 2014 | Soeren Kern
    "In the Quran it is not allowed for you to feel sorry for non-Muslims. I don't feel sorry for him." — Anjem Choudary. "Eventually the whole world will be governed by Shari'ah & Muslims will have authority over China Russia USA etc This is the promise of Allah." — Anjem Choudary. "Under the Koran the sale of alcohol is prohibited and if one were to also drink alcohol, that would be 40 lashes." — Anjem Choudary. "We [Muslims] take the Jizya, which is ours anyway. The normal situation is to take money from the kuffar [non-Muslim]. They give us the...
  • Is it time to dig out the bullets packed in pig grease? (And let’s identify the real Islamophobes.)

    09/28/2014 4:54:59 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 9-28-2014 | Bookworm
    Practically from the moment after September 11, 2001, people started saying that the most effective way to fight Muslims was to lace American ammunition with pork. Finally, in 2013, an Idaho company came up with pork-laced ammunition for non-military customers: Jihawg Ammo today announced release of the industry’s first truly defensive ammunition.Not only does Jihawg guarantee that all of their ammunition meets or exceeds S.A.A.M.I. standards for velocity, penetration, and accuracy, they also coat each projectile with a special ballistic paint infused with pork to make it “Haraam” or unclean to a radical Jihadist.This makes Jihawg Ammo the only commercially...
  • ISIS bans math, social studies for children

    09/17/2014 9:07:51 AM PDT · by Ghost of SVR4 · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 17-9-14 | Holly Yan
    (CNN) -- In swaths of Syria now controlled by ISIS, children can no longer study math or social studies. Sports are out of the question. And students will be banned from learning about elections and democracy. Instead, they'll be subjected to the teachings of the radical Islamist group. And any teacher who dares to break the rules "will be punished."
  • Does the Quran Command Beheading? (The debate within Islam)

    09/03/2014 4:46:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    aleteia ^ | September 3, 2014 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    The beheading of Steven Sotloff and James Foley are not isolated incidents. From northern Iraq and Syria come gruesome videos of piles of severed heads, heads stuck on fence spikes, teenagers beheading prisoners and even children laughing and carrying severed heads in the streets. In this article I asked “Why Do Muslims Behead People?”  Douglas Murray, writing in the Spectator here argues that beheading is commanded in the Quran. He quotes Quran 8:12 which says, “When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts...
  • 5 Ways the Quran Explains Today’s Headlines

    08/17/2014 7:51:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/17/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Nihad Awad of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has claimed [2] that “research has shown that anti-Islam prejudice goes down when people interact with ordinary Muslims and have greater knowledge of Islam.” Accordingly, he says, “it might also be a good idea for Americans of other faiths to borrow a Quran from a Muslim friend, neighbor or co-worker. In that way, knowledge may be increased as bonds of friendship are formed.”Awad is right. Americans should read the Quran. If they did, they would find that it makes sense of a great many recent events that might otherwise remain...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Iraq Crisis ... The Bare Faced ISIS Executioner Who Beheads Those Who Fail 'Quranic Quiz'

    06/15/2014 1:01:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 14 Jun 2014 | Colin Freeman
    Iraq crisis: the bare faced ISIS executioner who spreads terror with his open killing • Shakir Wahiyib is a feared enforcer for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham who does not cover up his face in videos of his killings In an army full of masked, black-clad figures, he is the one man who is never shy to show his face. But for those unlucky enough to cross him, the face of Shakir Wahiyib, a feared enforcer for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, is often the last they will ever see. The star of a series of...
  • A Critical Look at the Koran

    05/27/2014 12:48:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 52 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 27, 2014 | William Kilpatrick
    “May Allah accept this from me.”“I’m doing it in the name of Allah.”“To establish Islamic law—Allah’s law on earth.”The above are statements made by would-be and successful jihadists to explain their motivations for planning or executing acts of terror in America. Jihadists in other parts of the world say much the same thing. Where, then, do they get the idea that this is what Allah wants them to do?Jihadists usually cite the Koran as the source of their motivation. For example, Terry Lee Loewen explained his planned jihad attack on Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport last December as follows:I don’t understand...
  • When liberals admit hashtags don’t work they’ll jump to defend Boko Haram and the lies will start

    05/16/2014 10:01:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/16/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When the liberals get tired of seeing Michelle Obama’s hashtag and admit to themselves that it hasn’t worked they will circle the wagons to protect the “Religion of Peace.” Contrary to what will be said, the Boko Haram are not rogues but actually truly adherent Muslims doing what truly adherent Muslims are supposed to do which cut off the heads of those who are not Muslims and won’t convert to Islam. To counter the coming stream of lies about the true nature of Islam consider these commandments to Islamists from the Qua’ran. 9:5 “Slay the idolators wherever you find them,...
  • The False Dichotomy: Moderate Muslims vs. Radicals -- The Qur’an is not open to interpretation.

    04/04/2014 9:25:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/04/2014 | Majid Rafizadeh
    The liberal mainstream media has long portrayed the picture of moderate (good) Muslims versus extremist Muslims. This narrative has been institutionalized in the thinking of Western Muslim scholars who advocate for Islam as well. This has led to the thought that Islam is an ideology and religion of peace, because a majority of Muslims fall in the category of moderate or good Muslims. If we analyze this dichotomy in-depth, the reality of this phenomenon on the ideology of Islam can become clear. Besides analytical and theoretical frameworks, I will also draw on my own experience growing up in the Muslim...
  • Kenyan Cleric: Quran Justifies Killing Innocent People ...

    03/12/2014 7:18:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Look Under The Burka Of Islam ^ | Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | Look Under The Burka Of Islam
    "It's our innocents for your innocents. It was justified. As per the Koran, as per the relgion of Islam, Westgate was 100% justified." - Kenyan imam who claims he is just a simple man promoting true Islam When Islamist gunmen stormed Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall on a busy Saturday in September, the ensuing carnage also intensified fears that Kenya's homegrown Islamists were on the rise. Although the attackers were from Somalia's Al-Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels, the group's ability to infiltrate and operate in Kenya, as well as find a stream of willing recruits, has focused attention on radical Islamists based down...
  • Turkey Decrees Kangaroo & Grasshoppers 'Halal' Food; But Badgers, Martens, Weasels ... Not So Good

    03/11/2014 7:51:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | March/11/2014 | Meltem Özgenç
    Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate says Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) has issued a fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are “halal” food, but Islam bans eating “badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters.” “Islamic scholars agree that ‘halal’ animals that are not mentioned in the Quran and in the hadith [the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad] are those that don’t eat feces and carcasses, and which are therefore neither wild nor coarse,” the Diyanet’s High Committee of Religious Affairs said in response to a citizen’s question. As such, the fatwa continues, kangaroo is classified in the...
  • Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot by worker at Wichita airport

    12/13/2013 1:37:52 PM PST · by traumer · 68 replies
    A 58-year-old airport worker was charged Friday with allegedly planning a suicide bombing at a passenger terminal at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas. The suspect, Terry Lee Loewen, an avionics technician who lives in Wichita, was arrested earlier in the day as he attempted to use his security pass to drive a vehicle that he thought contained explosives onto the tarmac at the airport, law enforcement officials said at a news conference in Wichita. In fact, the car contained only dummy explosives. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Loewen spent months developing a plan to drive a carload of explosives...
  • Does the Qur’an Teach Hate?

    09/18/2013 5:37:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 18, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Does the Qur’an Teach Hate?Posted By Robert Spencer On September 18, 2013 @ 12:27 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 10 Comments On September 11, 2013, a public information officer for Palm Beach County, Florida named John Jamason posted a message on his personal Facebook page: “Never forget. There is no such thing as radical Islam. All Islam is radical. There may be Muslims who don’t practice their religion, much like others. The Quran is a book that preaches hate.”The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) immediately complained, and demanded that the county turn over...
  • Jinns – Invisible Creatures Among Us

    09/11/2013 2:46:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 83 replies
    ground report ^ | 09/10/2013 | Robert Tilford
    According to the Quran, there are two creations that have free will 1) humans and 2) Jinn. Like human beings, the Jinn can also be good, evil, or neutrally benevolentÂ… Who exactly these creatures are remains for the most part a complete mystery. Apart from the information we know about these unseen creatures found in the Quran, we know next to nothing. And what the Quran says about them is very interesting. The Jinn are mentioned frequently in the QurÂ’an, and there is an entire sura entitled SĹ«rat al-Jinn in the QurÂ’an. The purpose of the Jinn, are the same...
  • Fla. pastor Terry Jones arrested before he could burn Qurans

    09/11/2013 9:11:09 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 11, 2013 | AP
    MULBERRY, Fla. (AP)— Polk County sheriff’s deputies arrested Pastor Terry Jones, 61, and his associate pastor, Marvin Sapp Jr., 34,..He had said he was heading to a nearby park to burn 2,998 Qurans — one for every victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks... Mulberry’s mayor, along with area elected officials, a sheriff’s deputy and several Polk County residents have talked about the need to express love and tolerance for all faiths on Sept. 11. [snip]
  • Statistics: Muslim countries, the most protective of women’s "honor," have one of the highest...

    07/11/2013 10:49:53 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 11, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Bear in mind when considering these numbers that rape is not even considered a crime in many Muslim countries, so these numbers do not accurately reflect the true horror. The silence and sanction of the left is a secondary human rights abuse. "Muslim countries, the most protective of women’s ‘honour’, have one of the highest rape scales in the world" The Muslim Issue, July 11, 2013 (thanks to Inex) The High Rape-Scale in Saudi Arabia WomenStats | by TS Saudi Arabia is considered one of the most conservative countries in the world, especially in regard to the status of women....
  • FBI expert: Quran is 'revealed word of God'Agency sterilizes records to satisfy Muslim critics

    06/04/2013 7:14:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    WND ^ | 6/4/13 | Bob Unruh
    The FBI has censored and modified hundreds of pages of materials to satisfy Muslim critics, including a change that was made because an agency “expert” insisted the Quran “is the revealed word of God.” The details come from Judicial Watch, which obtained documentation of the hundreds of pages of FBI memos, training documents and other paperwork that the agency purged on the demands of Muslims. “The FBI is rewriting history in order to help al-Qaida,” said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. “This shows that the law enforcement agency is in need of serious top-to-bottom reform.” Fitton said a lesson learned...
  • Reflections on My Ex-Muslim Friends

    05/29/2013 9:45:00 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | May 29, 2013 | David Solway
    Some of my best friends are Muslims. Or rather, some of my best friends were Muslims—not that they are no longer Muslims but that they are no longer my friends. The problem I had over years of friendship had to do with certain personal attributes which I value highly, namely, consistency and the ability to recognize facts. My friends were good men who believed in Western democratic values, in selective immigration policies based on the possession of needed skills that would contribute to both society and the economy, in the necessity for Muslim (and all) immigrants to assimilate into the...
  • Prominent American Muslim, Umar Lee, leaves Islam: "We were lied to"

    05/17/2013 7:24:39 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 16 | Robert Spencer
    "If you believe Islam is the truth, why don't you believe Islam can compete in the marketplace of ideas?"