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  • ‘Battle of Ramadan’: Jihadis Kill 584, Injure 587 in Three Weeks of Holy Month

    05/21/2020 1:19:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 21 2020 | EDWIN MORA
    Casualties at the hands of jihadis during the first three weeks of Ramadan hit a grim milestone, exceeding 1,000 with 584 fatalities and 587 injuries, data compiled by Breitbart News shows. This report covers April 24, the first full day of the holy month, through May 14. On average, Islamic terrorists killed about 28 people and injured an estimated 28 others during that three-week period. There were an estimated 56 casualties, which include fatalities and injuries, each day. Islamic terrorist attacks have continued seemingly undeterred during Ramadan despite the ongoing Chinese coronavirus pandemic and the associated lockdowns.
  • Somalia sees 'massive' uptick in female genital mutilation during coronavirus lockdown

    05/20/2020 11:55:54 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20 2020 | Danielle Wallace
    Somalia has witnessed a “massive” rise in female genital mutilation (FGM) as girls are kept home from school due to lockdown restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, a report said Monday. The charity Plan International, which advocates for children’s rights and equal opportunities for girls, said so-called circumcisers are going door to door offering to cut girls unable to venture outside. The lockdown, which coincided with the Muslim month of Ramadan, when the ritual is traditionally performed, has undermined efforts to eradicate the practice in Somalia. About 98 percent of women and girls there already have undergone FGM, the highest rate...
  • Jailed Saudi princess Basmah Bint Saud Al Saud pleads for release as Ramadan arrives

    05/17/2020 4:53:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | APR 23, 2020
    A prominent Saudi princess has appealed to the kingdom's king and crown prince to release her from prison as the holy month of Ramadan began, according to a letter published on her official website and Facebook account. Princess Basmah Bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 56, a businesswoman, writer and rights activist, went missing in March 2019. Only recently did she publicly communicate that she has been held at Ha'ir prison in the capital Riyadh for over a year and is sick. The youngest child of the late King Saud, Princess Basmah has been particularly critical of the kingdom's treatment...
  • Australian police fatally shoot man after stabbings at mall

    05/01/2020 1:56:00 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 01 2020 | Associated Press
    PERTH, Australia (AP) -- Police shot dead a man who stabbed and slashed several people at an Australian shopping mall on Friday, an official said. Officials have not revealed how many people were injured in the northwest coastal town of South Hedland or detailed their conditions. No motive for the attacks has been revealed. "A person has engaged in multiple stabbings or slashings of people," Western Australia state Premier Mark McGowan told reporters.

    04/29/2020 10:16:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/27/20 | KHALEDA RAHMAN
    A U.K. politician has apologized after he shared a photo of bacon as he prepared to fast in solidarity with Muslims during Ramadan. Ian Manning, a county councillor in Cambridgeshire, tweeted the image in the early hours of Saturday as he prepared to join fellow Liberal Democrats in fasting for a day on Saturday. He shared a picture of his pre-dawn meal of boiled eggs and bacon on Twitter, adding in a caption: "Up early to start my fast for #LibDemIftar! Really not sure I'll get through to the evening but we'll see!" But after many pointed out that Muslims...
  • Minneapolis: Muslim call to prayer blasted over loudspeakers 5 times a day in U.S. first

    04/25/2020 4:04:53 PM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 94 replies
    Disrn ^ | 25 April 20 | Adam Ford
    The Muslim call to prayer, known as the adhan, will echo from loudspeakers through parts of Minneapolis five times per day for the entirety of Ramadan in what is believed the be the first time the Islamic call has been publicly broadcast in a major U.S. city. Al Jazeera reports: Recited by different representatives from mosques around the city, the call to prayer is expected to reach thousands in the Cedar-Riverside neighbourhood in Minneapolis, according to Jaylani Hussein, the executive director of Minnesota's Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The first call went out late Thursday: An English translation of the...
  • Muslims begin marking a subdued Ramadan under virus closures

    04/24/2020 8:00:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 24, 2020 | Niniek Karmini
    Muslims worldwide began Ramadan on Friday with dawn-to-dusk fasting, but many will have to forgo the communal prayers and family gatherings that make the holy month special, as authorities maintain lockdowns aimed at slowing the coronavirus pandemic. Ramadan is usually a festive season, with the daylong fast followed by lavish meals and evening get-togethers. But this year many are confined to their homes, travel is heavily restricted and public venues like parks, malls and even mosques are shuttered. Many are also weighed down by anxiety about the pandemic and widespread job losses resulting from the worldwide shutdowns. “This is too...
  • Presidential Message on Ramadan, 2020

    04/23/2020 2:34:26 PM PDT · by lightman · 29 replies
    The White House ^ | 23 April A.D. 2020 | Donald J. Trump
    I wish all Muslims, both in the United States and across the world, a blessed and peaceful Ramadan. For millions around the globe, this holy month is an opportunity to renew and strengthen their faith through rigorous fasting, devout prayer, reflective meditation, reading the Quran, and charitable deeds. These acts are closely aligned with the universal values that the Islamic faith promotes—peace, kindness, and love and respect for others. Over the past months, we have seen how important the power of prayer can be during challenging times. Today, as the holy month of Ramadan commences, I pray that those who...
  • Will Ramadan force an end to the lockdown?

    04/23/2020 12:53:43 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2020 | Andrew Thomas
    As the Muslim celebration of Ramadan arrives (April 23 to May 23), many of the faithful will expect to attend worship services at their local mosques. Will local and state governments treat Muslim worshipers at Ramadan the same as they treated Christian worshipers at Easter?
  • Tariq Ramadan raped her with “untold violence”;........, he said “You don’t know how powerful I am”

    11/10/2019 4:23:38 PM PST · by robowombat · 19 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | NOV 10, 2019 2:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Tariq Ramadan raped her with “untold violence”; she said she’d tell cops, he said “You don’t know how powerful I am” NOV 10, 2019 2:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER Whether or not he actually raped her, that part is undeniably true. Tariq Ramadan is or was extremely powerful. As a moderate Muslim who told Westerners soothing fictions about how Islam was reforming and perfectly compatible with democracy, he commanded handsome sums to speak and top positions at Western universities. The world was at his feet. And for similar charlatans, it still is. “Disabled woman who claims she was raped by...
  • Alaska reaches settlement in case brought by Muslim inmates

    09/09/2019 5:38:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 6, 2019 | BECKY BOHRER
    The Alaska Department of Corrections has agreed to policy changes to accommodate Muslim inmates who wish to practice their religion, settling a lawsuit brought last year. A federal judge Friday signed the agreement in a case brought on behalf of two Muslim inmates by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which argued that meals provided to the men during the holy month of Ramadan did not meet caloric standards under federal health guidelines. They also said the meals were cold when others received hot meals and sometimes contained pork at odds with their faith.
  • Ramadan 2019 Deadlier than 2018: Taliban Responsible for over 40% of Nearly 2,000 Casualties

    06/08/2019 1:25:21 PM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 6/8/2019 | Edwin Mora
    Predominantly Sunni jihadi groups carried out 187 terrorist attacks across nearly 30 countries on Ramadan this year, driving the number of fatalities up to 911 and injuries to 1,006 when compared to the casualties during the holiest month for Muslims in 2018, a Breitbart News database analysis shows. The number of deaths went up by about ten percent, from 841 last year to 911 in 2019. The overall number of casualties, including injuries, slightly increased by less than five percent from 1,855 (841 killed; 1,014 injured) to 1,917 (911 killed; 1,006 injured) in 2019.
  • Hundreds of thousands of British Muslims gather to celebrate Eid by breaking [tr]

    06/04/2019 6:42:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 4, 2019 | Emer Scully
    Hundreds of thousands of British Muslims have gathered to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr - a religious holiday that marks the end of the month of Ramadan. Events are being held around the UK today, with 106,000 worshippers at one event alone in Small Heath Park, Birmingham. Those present prayed together ahead of their first daylight meal following a month of fasting. Thousands are meanwhile expected at a two-day event at Platt Fields Park in Fallowfield, Greater Manchester. The event in the Midlands is the largest gathering of Muslims in Europe joined together for the 'Festival of Breaking the Fast.' Families - some...
  • Palestinian worshippers barricade themselves inside highly sensitive Temple Mount after clashing...

    06/02/2019 5:02:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | June 2, 2019 | Leigh Mcmanus For Mailonline and Afp
    FULL TITLE: Palestinian worshippers barricade themselves inside highly sensitive Temple Mount after clashing with police after Jews were allowed inside during Israeli holiday which coincides with end of Ramadan Palestinian worshippers clashed with Israeli police at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site on Sunday as an Israeli holiday coincided with the final days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Muslim worshippers at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound were angered over Jewish visits to the site holy to both religions, with some even taking to the dome of the mosque to shout Muslim slogans as the clash took place. According to...
  • 3 Catholics Killed In Another Church Attack In Burkina Faso

    05/26/2019 10:57:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 26, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Islamic extremist terrorists killed 3 more Catholics in the former French colony of Burkina Faso as gunmen continued the series of attacks on Christian targets this morning.The French Press Agency reports that "heavily armed individuals attacked the church... as the faithful were celebrating Sunday mass," according to their security source. The nation is two-thirds Muslim and one-third Christian and has been dealing with escalated terror attacks dor quite some time. Just last week, drive-by shooters killed 10 Catholics, including a priest on Saturday and Sunday. However, since 2016, Al-Queda militants and other branches of Islamic extremism have killed hundreds of people. Just this year,...
  • Islamic officials disguise themselves as waiters to catch Muslims who do not fast [tr]

    05/23/2019 6:41:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    AFP ^ | May 23, 2019 | Staff
    Malaysian officials are disguising themselves as cooks and waiters to catch Muslims who don't fast during Ramadan. Thirty-two enforcement officers from a local council in the Muslim-majority country are going undercover at food outlets as part of the scheme, the New Straits Times newspaper reported. Muslims are required to fast from dawn until dusk during Islam's holiest month, unless there are special circumstances such as illness. While Muslims in multi-ethnic Malaysia have traditionally followed a tolerant form of Islam, critics say conservative attitudes have been gaining ground in recent years.
  • Saudi Arabia 'Shoots Down Ballistic Missiles Near Mecca'

    05/20/2019 8:29:48 AM PDT · by Strategy · 25 replies
    The New Arab ^ | May 20, 2019
    Saudi Arabia has shot down two ballistic missiles over the cities of Taif and Jeddah, east and west of Mecca respectively, which it blamed on Yemen's Houthi movement. Saudi air defences shot down a ballistic missile over the city of Taif, 65 kilometres east of Mecca, in the early hours of Monday morning. Another missile was launched at the port city of Jeddah, on the other side of Mecca, according to Saudi-owned news channel Alarabiya.
  • Bomb hits tourist bus in Egypt near Giza Pyramids

    05/19/2019 12:38:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/19/2019
    A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Sunday near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 17 people including tourists, Egyptian officials said. The officials said the bus was traveling on a road close to the under-construction Grand Egyptian Museum, which is located adjacent to the Giza Pyramids but is not yet open to tourists. The bus was carrying at least 25 people mostly from South Africa, officials added. Security forces cordoned off the site of the explosion and the wounded were taken to a nearby hospital, they said. They said the explosion damaged a windshield of another car. Footage...
  • Christians offer to cover up crosses and picture of Jesus for Muslims to celebrate Ramadan [tr]

    05/19/2019 6:34:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 75 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2019 | William Cole
    A Church of England vicar has criticised for organising a celebration Ramadan in her parish church. The Reverend Lissa Scott agreed for the celebration of the Muslim fast to take place in St Matthew and St Luke’s church in Darlington. As part of the event, the Reverend agreed to 'cover up' the church's cross and a copy of The Light of the World, a well-known devotional painting of Jesus by the pre-Raphaelite artist William Holman Hunt.
  • Ramadan 2019 Starts with a Bang as Islamic Terrorists Kill 165, Wound 145

    05/15/2019 4:39:14 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 26 replies
    nteb ^ | 5/15/19 | Geoffrey Grider
    Why do Islamic terror attacks increase so dramatically during the ‘holy’ month of Ramadan in Islam? Because Islam teaches that during that time, their moon god Allah will ‘reward them double’ for acts of martyrdom where they kill themselves and innocent people around them. Allah is angry all the time, it would seem, and the only thing that serves to pacify him to any degree is when his followers murder the ‘infidels’ who don’t believe in him. Ironically, most of the people killed in Islamic terror attacks during Ramadan are Muslims. Go figure. Ramadan Rage 2019: Jihadis Kill 165, Wound...