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  • Outrage spreads as cities plan Ramadan celebrations on 9/11

    08/26/2015 9:41:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 8/26/15 | Pamela Geller
    We have come full circle. Muslim celebrations on 9/11, with the West heralding the progressive triumph of savagery over humanity.Don’t be surprised if Obama follows suit at the White House.These same cretins teach us about “mutual respect” and “mutual understanding.” - See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2015/08/outrage-spreads-as-cities-plan-ramadan-celebrations-on-911.html/#sthash.U0AVqx8Z.dpuf
  • [16 Year Old] Coptic Boy’s Ramadan Gesture Ends in Detention

    07/22/2015 6:23:23 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    At sundown each day during Ramadan, which ended on 17 July with the Eid-al-Fitr celebrations, observant Muslims customarily broke their fast at their evening iftar meal by eating dates. A week prior, on the evening of 10 July, 16-year-old Fawzi Osama was on the street in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria, handing out dates to those hurrying home before sundown. In a country that is 90 per cent Muslim, nearly every passer-by was, almost by definition, Muslim. Osama, however, is a Coptic Christian, and in each small plastic bag of dates he also had included a slip of paper...
  • Life details of Tenn. shooter emerge, but motive elusive (srsly??)

    07/21/2015 12:38:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 20, 2015 11:07 PM EDT | Jay Reeves, Michael Biesecker and Adrian Sainz
    Bits and pieces have emerged over the past few days about Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez’s troubled life. But two significant pieces of the puzzle are missing: Why did he ambush two military sites, killing four Marines and a sailor? And was he propelled to do so by his own demons or at the direction of someone else? Until last Thursday’s shooting, the Kuwait-born 24-year-old was not on the radar of terrorism investigators. As a result, a portrait of his background, contacts, computer use and travels must be assembled from the ground up and pieced together. He blended into everyday life in...
  • Empire State Building turns green

    07/19/2015 8:56:31 AM PDT · by richardskeet · 29 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July, 19, 2015 | AFP
    New York’s Empire State Building was lit in green late Friday to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.
  • The Empire State Building Submits to Islam

    07/18/2015 7:01:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 18 Jul 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Not one day – not twenty-four hours after the Chattanooga jihad mass murder – the symbol of American individualism, capitalism, and the capital of the world, the Empire State Building, one of the foremost symbols of American freedom, celebrated the Muslim “holiday” of Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is the most violent month of the year in the Islamic world, because Ramadan is the month in which Muslims renew their devotion to Allah, and violent jihad is a supreme act of devotion to Allah. All told, 2,988 people were shot, burned, blown up, beheaded, or hacked to death...
  • Three girls blow themselves up in deadly Nigeria attacks

    07/18/2015 6:02:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | July 17, 2015 | Aminu Abubakar
    Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Three girls staged suicide bombings in the Nigerian city of Damaturu, killing at least 13 people as residents prepared for the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, police said. The attacks, in a northeastern area hard hit by the Boko Haram insurgency, came just days before Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari travels to Washington for talks with US counterpart Barack Obama.
  • President Obama Hosts a Ramadan Iftar Dinner at the White House

    07/17/2015 11:14:29 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 54 replies
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog ^ | June 23, 2015 | Jenna Brayton
    President Barack Obama hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the East Room of the White House, June 22, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) The Iftar is the evening meal after sunset that concludes the daily fasting during the month of Ramadan. Observers around the world gather with families, loved ones, and communities to break their fast together. For observers, the Iftar dinner and Ramadan are a time to reflect on humanity and to reaffirm commitments to helping the less fortunate. This year, Ramadan, which follows the lunar calendar, is taking place during the longest days of...
  • White House Celebrates Muslim Holiday on Day Muhammad Murders Four Marines

    07/16/2015 8:20:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/16/2015 | Bob Price
    President Barack Obama sent a celebratory message to Muslims around the world on the White House Twitter account nearly two hours before his first tweet on the subject of four dead Marines killed by an Islamic gunman. “From my family to yours, Eid Mubarak!” —@POTUS to Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr,” the White House tweeted. This message was tweeted at 4:48 p.m. according to the White House Twitter feed.
  • Ramadan in Chattanooga: Four Marines Dead in Jihad Attack

    07/16/2015 4:26:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | July 16, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    More Ramadan ritual slaughter: four Marines were shot dead in cold blood Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and one police officer was wounded. The war is here. Any attack on a U.S. soldier is an attack on us. The Islamic State has called for attacks on military personnel in the US. An Islamic State supporter tweeted out “Chattanooga” just as the shootings were beginning. Clearly this was an Islamic State attack. Two military sites were attacked Thursday by an Islamic jihadi. The shooting attack began on the U.S. Naval Recruiting Center on Lee Highway in Chattanooga, and ended at the U.S....
  • Rivlin: Radicals Have Hijacked Ramadan

    07/05/2015 3:39:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/7/15 | Yaakov Levi
    At an event marking the end of the Ramadan fast on Sunday, President Reuven Rivlin spoke with Arabic language mediaand discussed a number of issues, chief among them the relations between Arabs and Jews in Israel. At the outset, Rivlin noted that both Jews and Muslims had fasted on Sunday – the latter for Ramadan, and the former for the Seventeenth Day of Tammuz, commemorating the events leading up to the destruction of the Holy Temples in Jerusalem. A common fast, said Rivlin, could help build a bridge to understanding to both communities. “I am aware of the distress and...
  • Tunisia beach resort attack: multiple deaths reported – live updates (At least 27 dead, Many Euros)

    06/26/2015 5:36:40 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 62 replies
    UK Gaurdian ^ | 6-26-2015 | Haroon Siddique
    At least 27 people have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the Tunisian beach resort of Sousse, according to an interior ministry official. The attack was on the Imperial Marhaba hotel, a source and local radio said. A security source at the scene said the body of one gunman armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle lay where police had shot him dead. It was unclear whether there were other assailants. Sousse, some 150 kilometres from Tunis, is a popular resort for both Tunisians and Europeans
  • The first Norwegian municipality allows Muslim call to prayer

    07/01/2015 4:48:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Speisa ^ | 6/28/15
    The mosque in Sandnessjøen starts with call to prayer using outside loudspeakers. It is met with very mixed reactions among the citizens, NRK reports. The Muslim Association in Sandnessjøen begins with outdoors call to prayer in connection with Friday prayers. A loudspeaker will be placed outside the premises of the mosque and the call to prayer will be heard over the entire neighborhood. The municipality has given the permission, but that this will become a weekly fixture in the town center, has created harsh reactions among people in the municipality. - We are not in Mecca - It is unusual...
  • BREAKING: Obama’s Pentagon Orders U.S. Troops to Obey SHARIAH LAW

    06/29/2015 4:26:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 68 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | 6/29/15 | Conservative Tribune??
    Conservative Tribune: As commander-in-chief, Barack Obama, through the Pentagon, has ordered U.S. troops to obey Shariah law. Specifically, all U.S. military personnel in Muslim nations were put on notice to “be familiar with host-nation customs and courtesies to help facilitate a long-lasting mutual respect with local communities. U.S. military members serving in countries that observe Ramadan are required to adhere to certain practices while outside U.S. installations.” The post also included a picture that read “Respect Ramadan.” Capt. Dan Sickles, host nation officer-in-charge, told military personnel, “Members should be respectful of local customs and be patient with host nation personnel....
  • Ramadan Is Not a Time for Bloodshed (Barf!)

    06/29/2015 7:30:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 28, 2015 | Caner K. Dagli
    For most Muslims around the world, the month of Ramadan marks a yearly renewal, a time to turn inward in spiritual reflection, upward to God in worship, and outward toward other human beings in acts of charity. It is a time when many Muslims who do not offer the five required daily prayers or have much to do with religion for the rest of the year still refrain from food, drink, and sex during the daylight hours of an entire lunar month for the sake of God. Among the five pillars of Islam it is the fast of Ramadan, not...
  • U.S. troops face eating, drinking restrictions during Ramadan

    06/28/2015 6:18:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | June 27, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Do U.S. troops fast during Yom Kippur? Lent? No? Why not? “U.S. Troops Face Eating, Drinking Restrictions During Ramadan,” by Jeryl Bier, Weekly Standard, June 26, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller): A top commander in southwest Asia reminded U.S military personnel stationed in Muslim countries in the Middle East of the restrictions placed on them during Ramadan. According to a report by the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs, Brig. Gen. John Quintas, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing commander in Southwest Asia, said that the U.S. is “committed to the concepts of tolerance, freedom and diversity.” But he added that...
  • Finally, hundreds of cabbies ticketed for shutting down NYC streets during Ramadan

    06/28/2015 1:51:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6/28/15 | Pamela Geller
    People have written me for years about how NYC Muslim cabbies shut down these streets and police do nothing. Under both de Blasio and Bloomberg as well. But if you jaywalk, deBlasio sics the cops on you. I have been reporting on this repeatedly: NYC Traffic Snarled By Muslim Cabbies Stopping To Pray Finally. Equality for all before the law. But that’s not how Muslims see it — it is seen through their supremacist prism: “I can’t help but to think they are being prejudiced. They don’t understand. We have to be here.” Uh, no, you have to obey the...
  • Binyamin Netanyahu humiliated after Barack Obama 'dumped him for dinner'

    03/25/2010 1:32:44 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 770 replies · 19,725+ views
    Timesonline.co.uk ^ | Thursday March 25, 2010 | Giles Whittell,
    For a head of state to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare. For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of. Yet that is how Binyamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama on Tuesday night, according to Israeli reports on a trip seen in Jerusalem tonight as a disastrous humiliation. After failing to extract a written promise of concessions on Jewish settlements, Mr Obama walked out of his meeting with Mr Netanyahu but invited him to stay at...
  • Muslims Issue A Bulletin Throughout The City Of Jerusalem Calling On Muslims To...

    06/27/2015 5:33:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/27/15 | Walid Shoebat
    In Jerusalem flyers were spread throughout the old city claiming to be ISIS.The bulletin which had the ISIS logo demanded that all Christian Arabs must leave eastern Jerusalem by the end of Ramadan accused of being “Israeli collaborators”. ISIS also demanded that in the case the Christians refuse to leave that Muslims in eastern Jerusalem are mandated to kill all the Christians living there.Photo Credit: Islamic State / JerusalemAl-Quds (Jerusalem Newspaper), the main Arab newspaper there had posted a reply from Theodosios (Hanna) of Sebastia, the Archbishop from the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem. In his reply the Archbishop condemned the...
  • It’s an Obama World… US Troops Put on Drinking, Eating Restrictions for Ramadan

    06/27/2015 12:39:15 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/26/2015 | Jim Hoft
    The Weekly Standard reported: A top commander in southwest Asia reminded U.S military personnel stationed in Muslim countries in the Middle East of the restrictions placed on them during Ramadan. According to a report by the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs, Brig. Gen. John Quintas, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing commander in Southwest Asia, said that the U.S. is “committed to the concepts of tolerance, freedom and diversity.” But he added that soldiers should “become more informed and appreciative of the traditions and history of the people in this region of the world… [R]emember we are guests here and...
  • Oman Golf Committee reschedules practice timings for Ramadan

    06/27/2015 6:54:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Times of Oman ^ | June 27, 2015
    With the Holy month of Ramadan underway, the OGC (Oman Golf Committee) has altered the timings of practice session for its senior, junior and ladies squads. The players are now training in the evening, instead of their customary morning and late-afternoon sessions. The OGC’s senior players are undergoing hour-long training sessions at Almouj Golf in The Wave, Muscat starting at 5pm, and the junior and ladies teams are going through the paces at Ghala Golf Club starting at 8pm on a routine basis.
  • Death toll from killer Karachi heatwave surpasses 1,000 (see Ramadan connection)

    06/25/2015 9:32:04 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | 06/25/2015 | Sameer Mandhro
    The death toll from the worst heat wave to hit Karachi for nearly 35 years surpassed 1,000 people, as experts warned of another similar heatwave in the metropolis in the coming week. The heat wave in the city of 20 million people coincided with severe electricity cuts, leaving many without fans, water or light, and the beginning of the holy month of Ramazan, when many Muslims do not eat or drink during daylight hours. Some shops have refused to sell ice or water during the day, citing religious laws that mean they can be fined. It is also illegal to...
  • 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...
  • Obama hosts annual Ramadan dinner at White House

    06/22/2015 8:54:29 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 45 replies
    AP ^ | 6/22/2015 | DEB RIECHMANN
    <p>President Barack Obama said Monday that Americans stand united in rejecting the targeting of any religious or ethnic group as he marked Islam's holy month of Ramadan.</p> <p>Obama opened the White House to Muslim Americans for a traditional iftar dinner, which follows daily fasting from dawn to sunset. Ramadan ends with the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr.</p>
  • Rights group condemns Colorado bike club's 'anti-Ramadan' barbecue

    06/19/2015 5:23:03 PM PDT · by windcliff · 20 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 6-19-2015 | Daniel Wallis
    DENVER (Reuters) - A civil rights group said on Friday it was deeply disturbed by reports that a Colorado motorcycle club has distributed flyers for an anti-Ramadan barbecue, including a pig roast, this weekend "in defiance of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan." Scott Levin, regional director of the Mountain States Anti-Defamation League (ADL), said in a statement the "open bike party" was being advertised by the Colorado Springs chapter of the Infidels Motorcycle Club. "Holding an event mocking the Muslim observance of Ramadan, a holy time in the Muslim faith, is highly offensive and abhorrent. As a community, we must...
  • Rights group condemns Colorado bike club's 'anti-Ramadan' barbecue

    06/19/2015 6:46:46 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 18 , 2015 | Daniel Wallis
    A civil rights group said on Friday it was deeply disturbed by reports that a Colorado motorcycle club has distributed flyers for an anti-Ramadan barbecue, including a pig roast, this weekend "in defiance of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan." Scott Levin, regional director of the Mountain States Anti-Defamation League (ADL), said in a statement the "open bike party" was being advertised by the Colorado Springs chapter of the Infidels Motorcycle Club.
  • China Bans Ramadan

    06/19/2015 11:22:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    INN ^ | 6/19/2015, 5:38 PM | Hillel Fendel
    China has announced that fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan will not be permitted in the largely-Muslim province of Xinjiang. This is not the first time such a ban has been imposed, but this year tensions are extra high because of recent attacks in the area carried out by Muslim extremists. With China’s leading role in world power-politics gradually mounting, decisions by the leaders of the giant country are of increasing interest to the rest of the world. China is the most populous country in the world and the 3rd largest in size. …
  • US Embassy celebrates 4th of July earlier out of respect for Ramadan

    06/06/2015 12:07:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    pamelageller.com ^ | june 6, 2015 | pamela geller
    The United States Embassy enjoyed its annual 4th of July celebration on Thursday, June 4, one month early, in order to respect the upcoming Ramadhan month, which will begin on June 17 and last for one month. US Ambassador to Indonesia Robert O. Blake and US Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian presided over the festivities, which involved brass band renditions of the Star-Spangled Banner and the Indonesian national anthem, Indonesia Raya. Blake explained that the theme of the event leaned toward “green” development, which supported the US’ focus on building and promoting a green economy and more environmentally sustainable development....
  • Hijacker "Given Anthrax Flask By Iraqi Agent"

    10/27/2001 10:27:09 PM PDT · by Fulbright · 30 replies · 821+ views
    London Times ^ | 10/27/01 | Daniel McGrory
    INTELLIGENCE agents from Prague to Swansea are uncovering a trail of clues that point to President Saddam Hussein of Iraq having a hand in al-Qaeda’s terrorist missions. Iraqi ministers have spent the week protesting Baghdad’s innocence to the United Nations, but will not say why some of its diplomats who met Mohammed Atta, one of the suspected September 11 hijackers, disappeared from their European posts after that date. Nor will Baghdad explain why Saddam’s agents were spotted at various times this year with Atta in Germany, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic. Many in the Pentagon are sure Saddam ...
  • DST starts in Egypt on April 30, 2015

    04/08/2015 8:00:52 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 2 replies
    "During the month of Ramadan, clocks are expected to be turned back again one hour around June 18 and forward again around July 18, 2015. According to Law 35 issued in May 2014, Egypt returns to standard time during Ramadan, when Muslims are required to fast during daylight hours"
  • Common Core ties to Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia

    04/07/2015 10:13:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2015 | Bethany Blankley
    “Where did Common Core come from?” is a question I often hear from parents as I travel the country speaking about the Islamic infiltration of America. ... The short answer is that resident Obama’s push for “hope and change” translates into completely transforming America — for the worse. Common Core is but one of many parts of an intricate plan to infiltrate every area of American society with Islam. Which is why, Common Core’s origin and funding came from Qatar, Libya and Saudi Arabia. Globally, Common Core originated from the “One World Education” concept, a global goal orchestrated by the...
  • David Cameron's religious adviser is descended from founders of the 'terrorist' Muslim Brotherhood

    04/09/2014 12:49:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 April 2014 | Martin Beckford
    PM facing embarrassment over links between adviser and Islamist group. Adviser Tariq Ramadan is grandson of Muslim Brotherhood's founder . ... Tariq Ramadan is one of 14 members of the Foreign Office’s Advisory Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief, chaired by Tory peer Baroness Warsi. He is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, and was a member of a taskforce set up by Tony Blair after 7/7. But Prof Ramadan, 51, is grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder Hassan al-Banna and his father Said Ramadan was a leading light. ... He was kept out of France in...
  • France’s problem: up to half its prisoners are Muslim and the jails are a hotbed for radicalization

    01/09/2015 9:54:50 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 41 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Friday, January 9, 2015 | Graeme Hamilton
    The 27-year-old man photographed in 2009 seemed to represent hope springing from Paris’s desperate suburbs. Part of a work-insertion program, he was about to meet then-French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who was trying to combat high youth unemployment.... The man was Amedy Coulibaly, who was killed Friday after seizing hostages in a Jewish supermarket in Paris, an attack he claimed was in support of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq & Al-Sham. A close associate of Said and Chérif Kouachi, the two brothers who attacked the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo Wednesday, Coulibaly is a symbol of the huge challenges lying ahead...
  • Malaysian Man Imprisoned for ‘Insulting Ramadan’ on Facebook

    09/10/2014 1:50:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 9/10/2014, 6:46 AM | Ben Ariel
    A Malaysian man on Tuesday was sentenced to one year in prison for uploading an offensive comment about the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on his Facebook page three months ago, the DPA news agency reports. Chow Mun Fai, 36, a construction-site supervisor, posted a comment linking Ramadan, the Devil and a bak kut teh, a local pork dish, in June. He pleaded guilty to posting an offensive comment with the intention to hurt others’ feelings, under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, according to lawyer Ahmad Ridza Noh. …
  • Muslims Take Man For Not Observing Ramadan, And Crucify Him For Three Days

    09/02/2014 4:20:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/1/2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    A young boy named Muhammad in Iraq was forcefully seized from his parents to join their child army. ISIS also forced him and other young men to watch crucifixions, beheadings, stonings, and other executions. In one horrific setting, a young man was taken for not observing Ramadan, and they crucified him for three days. As the young man witnessed: We saw a young man who did not fast for Ramadan, so they crucified him for three days, and we saw a woman being stoned [to death] because she committed adultery. The young boy said that ISIS went into their mosque...
  • U.S. troops told not to eat, drink in front of Muslims during Ramadan

    08/04/2014 6:13:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 31, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Military personnel at a government-run health science university in Maryland were reportedly instructed not to eat or drink in front of Muslims during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The brigade commander at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda sent an email last month to military personnel instructing them to show respect toward their Muslim colleagues during Ramadan fasting, which ended July 28, Fox News reported. “This is a period of great personal restraint and commitment in addition to renewed focus on worship,” Col. Kevin Glasz reportedly wrote in the email. “I’d like to encourage you...
  • Video: Lioness Attacks Saudi TV Star Lujain Omran During Show (Ramadan Show)

    07/28/2014 8:13:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, July 28, 2014
    Was presenting programme on Sama Dubai TV when incident occuredA Ramadan TV programme nearly turned into a tragedy after a lioness featured on the programme attacked the host. Well known Saudi MBC TV presenter Lujain Omran was presenting a programme on Sama Dubai TV when the incident occured. The lioness leaps onto the host and drops her to the floor before other TV crew come to the terrified host’s rescue, Emarat Al Youm, who carried the video, reported.
  • 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
  • Iranian Christian to Have Lips Burnt for Eating During Ramadan

    07/23/2014 7:03:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 7/24/2014, 4:43 AM | Elad Benari
    An Iranian judge sentenced a Christian man to have his lips burnt with a cigarette for eating during the day in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, The Daily Mail reported. The barbaric punishment was carried out in public in a square in the city of Kermanshah. Five other Muslim men were also flogged in public with 70 lashes for not fasting during Ramadan, the city’s deputy governor Ali Ashraf Karami said. […] At least 49 Christians were among 307 religious minorities being held in Iranian jails as of January 2014, noted the UN, which also criticized the regime for...
  • Ramadan Charity Funds Atrocities

    07/23/2014 2:10:58 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 19 July 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You can watch the 1-minute video "Paying Zakat to non-Muslims" by Sheikh Assim L. Alhakeem by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above. Published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri It's Islam's holy month of Ramadan, and many advertising boards in the streets of London - or, more appropriately, Londonistan, as it befits a city with such a large, influential and radical Muslim population - invite Mohammedans to pay their zakat (Muslim obligatory charity). Zakat donations in the UK have greatly increased in the last few years, and Ramadan is traditionally a time when zakat giving grows. The posters...
  • 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...
  • Sobia Is Drink of Choice in Ramadan

    07/19/2014 12:38:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    “I will really miss drinking sobia now that Ramadan is coming to an end.” This was the lament from Hassan Al-Amoudi, a local resident, here recently. “It is the main drink at the dinner table during Ramadan at our house. I usually drink it as soon as I hear the call for prayer.” Al-Amoudi typically buys between four and five large bags of sobia for his family of eight, many of whom are addicted to the drink in Ramadan. “Sobia has a lot of health benefits,” he said. "For example it helps relax and calm the nerves, and is considered...
  • Getting Back to Worrying About Real Stuff

    07/15/2014 5:13:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-15-2014 | MOTUS
    As is his habit, BHO took the occasion of the annual Iftar dinner to deliver his first foreign relations speech of the year. (Here is where it is obligatory for JournOlists to insert the factoid that Bill Clinton started the Iftar dinner tradition and George W. Bush continued it.)If you failed to tune in, “no worries,” as kids and Progressives like to say. You didn’t miss anything. Besides, there were plenty of people there to cover the evening’s events. And like I said, you really didn’t miss anything. It’s sort of like missing the final game of the World Cup:...
  • "Racial Animus" Or An Animus of a Different Color

    07/14/2014 6:36:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror | 7-14-2014 | MOTUS
    I suppose some of you are going to object to this year’s Iftar Dinner too:Because, “racial animus” or something. Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday he and President Obama have been targets of “a racial animus” by some of the administration’s political opponents. “There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder told ABC. “You know, people talking about taking their country back. … There's a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some...
  • Man Wearing Strange Clothes in Makkah Held

    07/07/2014 5:44:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, July 07, 2014
    Security men in the sacred Saudi town of Makkah arrested a man wearing strange clothes inside the Grand Mosque, saying his costume detracted worshippers. Many curious men had left their prayers at the mosque and surrounded the man to take a close look at his apparel, prompting the mosque’s security men to intervene. “He was told to go and change his clothes because they are distracting the worshippers from their prayers…he left but returned with the same clothes,” Sada daily. It said police arrested the bearded man for interrogation after he entered the mosque for the second time with the...
  • 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
  • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the jihadist 'caliph'

    07/05/2014 10:15:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/5/14 | AFP
    Baghdad (AFP) - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the enigmatic self-proclaimed "caliph" of a state straddling Iraq and Syria, is increasingly seen as more powerful than Al-Qaeda's chief. The leader of the powerful Islamic State (IS) militant group was on June 29 declared "caliph" in an attempt to revive a system of rule that ended nearly 100 years ago with the fall of the Ottoman Empire. In a video posted online on Saturday, purportedly the first known footage of Baghdadi, he ordered Muslims to obey him during a Ramadan sermon delivered at a mosque in the northern militant-held Iraqi city of Mosul.
  • De Blasio closes Ramadan event to press, citing sit-down meal and prayer ( NYC )

    07/03/2014 4:24:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Capital NY ^ | Jul. 3, 2014 | Azi Paybarah
    Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press office announced this morning a dinner he is hosting at Gracie Mansion tonight for Muslims will be closed press, despite initially being listed as open. The Ramadan Iftar dinner, according to de Blasio spokesman Phil Walzak, “was always designed to be closed but was erroneously listed as open” on the mayor’s schedule last night “due to an internal miscommunication.” Walzak also said, "Tonight's event is closed press because it is a sit-down dinner and there also is a praying portion. Last year and the year before this event was closed press — it historically has...
  • No “Merry Christmas” but “Ramadan Kareem” is cool

    07/02/2014 9:50:25 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 14 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | July 2 2014 | LTC Allen B. West
    It’s funny how we can’t say “Merry Christmas” in America but I guess “Ramadan Kareem” is cool. Read this official statement on Ramadan from B. Hussein Obama and make your own assessment, but I’m quite sure CAIR, ISNA, MAS, MPAC, and the many other Muslim Brotherhood-related organizations appreciate the shout out. After all, Obama administration Homeland Security Advisor Mohammed Elibiary has stated America is an “Islamic country” and our Constitution is “Islamically compliant.” I do find it hilarious that liberal progressives accuse me of (gasp) treason for challenging the policies of Obama – I guess they on the other hand...
  • China Bans Ramadan: Uighur Muslims Punished For Fasting In Holy Month

    07/02/2014 9:38:09 AM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    International Business Times via AP ^ | July 2, 2014 | Ludovica Iaccino
    The Chinese government has banned Muslims in the Xinjiang region from celebrating Ramadan, a traditional monthlong period of fasting and spiritual reflection. A spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur Congress, which promotes democracy, human rights and freedom for the indigenous Uyghur (Uighur) people, said authorities encouraged Uighurs to eat free meals, and inspected homes to check whether families were observing the fast.
  • China bans Ramadan fast in Muslim northwest

    07/02/2014 5:51:11 AM PDT · by don-o · 31 replies
    AP - via Yahoo ^ | July 2, 2014 | DIDI TANG
    BEIJING (AP) — Students and civil servants in China's Muslim northwest, where Beijing is enforcing a security crackdown following deadly unrest, have been ordered to avoid taking part in traditional fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.