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  • 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
    breitbart.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • Eurovision Village partying upsets nearby mosque worshippers in Ramadan

    05/15/2019 11:35:14 AM PDT · by righttackle44 · 29 replies
    Thomas Reuters Foundation News ^ | May 15, 2019 | Reuters
    TEL AVIV, May 15 (Reuters) - The Eurovision Song Contest has found few fans in a famous mosque in the Israeli host city, where worshippers have complained that the gaudy festivities are disrupting their observances of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. A "Eurovision Village" pavilion set up on the Tel Aviv beachfront to host parties is located directly opposite the century-old Hassan Bek mosque, named after an Ottoman governor and frequented by Israeli Arabs from nearby Jaffa. The 41-country songfest has been a focus of pro-Palestinian boycott calls, and some Muslims fasting daily as part of Ramadan resent the...
  • WALZ’S IFFY IFTAR

    05/12/2019 2:38:12 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11 May 2019 | Scott Johnson
    Stephen Montemayor reported in the Star Tribune Morning Hot Dish email newsletter earlier this week that Gov. Tim Walz and First Lady Gwen Walz hosted the first iftar dinner ever held in the governor’s residence on Tuesday: “Plans for the historic meal, which marks each day of fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, have been in the works for at least a couple months: Walz first announced his intent to use the residence to host such a meal in March during a conference on Islamophobia [sic]. A spokeswoman confirmed that scheduled attendees include Jaylani Hussein, executive director of...
  • Pakistan: teen girl has oil thrown on her, lit on fire for refusing marriage proposal

    05/10/2019 10:58:28 AM PDT · by robowombat · 26 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAY 10, 2019 12:56 PM | CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
    Pakistan: teen girl has oil thrown on her, lit on fire for refusing marriage proposal Another case that illustrates the gross human rights abuses against women, based on their lower status in Islam. This case illustrates the cruelty sometimes associated with “forced marriage”. A teen girl in Pakistan had oil thrown on her and was then set on fire in Pakistan for reportedly refusing a marriage proposal. The intent was to murder her. Her face will never be the same, her life will never be the same. Do Western feminists care? evidently not. Also in Pakistan, forced conversion and forced...
  • Right kind of Muslims kill 9 wrong kind of Muslims – Ramadan Day 3

    05/08/2019 9:19:22 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8 May, 2019 | marc
    At least 9 killed in blast outside Sufi Muslim shrine in Lahore, Pakistan, A faction of the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bombing of the Sufi shrine of Data Darbar in Lahore, Pakistan, which killed at least nine people and wounded a further 24.
  • Public School District Tells Teachers To Bless Muslims During Ramadan (CAIR edict!)

    05/08/2019 5:31:25 PM PDT · by montag813 · 26 replies
    24News ^ | 05-08-2019 | Sheri Urban
    by Sheri Urban A school district in Seattle has sent out a letter asking teachers to bless its Muslim students -- in Arabic -- during the month of Ramadan and give them preferential treatment, such as obtaining dispensations for classes and exams, reports Fox News. And even more disturbing, the school's directive follows almost word-for-word an script put out by the terror-linked CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. In response to the letter, the religious liberty legal defense group Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF), has threatened the Dieringer School District with a potential lawsuit for violating the conscience of its...
  • Mosques Step Up Security Effort As Ramadan Approaches

    05/05/2019 9:36:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    cbs2la ^ | May 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm | Greg Mills reports
    CBS2’s Greg Mills reports that mosques in our area have gone on high alert. This is an important time for those of the Islamic faith. The 30 days of Ramadan are just beginning. “It’s a month where we try to be better versions of ourselves. Both mentally, spiritually and physically,” says Qureshi. The holiday begins under the dark cloud of their fellow worshipers who share their faith and those of other faiths. Imam Quereshi has talked about what he called people who are isolated and have murder in mind. The Islamic Center has been also reaching out to synagogues, churches...
  • One Million Chinese Move Uninvited Into Uighur Homes (Muslim homes)

    11/23/2018 1:34:17 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 52 replies
    scoop ^ | Nov. 22, 2018 | Richard S. Ehrlich
    BANGKOK, Thailand -- China's government sent more than one million majority ethnic Han Chinese to live uninvited in the homes of minority Uighur families in Xinjiang province and report if the Muslims display Islamic or unpatriotic beliefs which need to be forcibly reformed. "Had a Uighur host just greeted a neighbor in Arabic with the words 'Assalamu Alaykum'? That would need to go in the notebook," and reported to China's authorities, said American anthropologist Darren Byler. "Was that a copy of the Koran in the home? Was anyone praying on Friday or fasting during Ramadan? Was a little sister's dress...
  • Judge orders Washington prison to provide Ramadan meals

    06/11/2018 12:02:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    AP ^ | June 11, 2018 | AP
    SEATTLE — A federal judge has ordered the Washington Department of Corrections to provide nighttime meals to Muslim inmates who have been fasting during the month of Ramadan, after several said prison officials refused to do so. The Council on American-Islamic Relations sued the department Sunday on behalf of four prisoners at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe, including one who said he’s lost 15 pounds since Ramadan began in mid-May.
  • Trump 'Excludes' Brotherhood-Tied Groups from Iftar Dinner.....

    06/07/2018 10:31:19 AM PDT · by caww · 42 replies
    BretiBart ^ | 6/7/2018 | Neil monroe
    President Donald Trump excluded a variety of domestic Islamic groups linked to the Muslim Brotherhood from his first White House annual Islamic ‘Iftar’ dinner. The exclusion is a sharp change from former President Barack Obama, who put the Brotherhood-linked groups front-and-center in his Iftar dinners and his Middle East strategy. His regional strategy crashed once the Brotherhood groups in Egypt, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, and other countries were unable to restrain their Islamic radicalism during the so-called “Arab Spring.” Reports show that most of the invitees at the dinner were the ambassadors of Islamic countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Morocco....
  • Students asked not to eat smelly food in library to respect peers observing Ramadan

    06/06/2018 6:56:36 PM PDT · by massmike · 102 replies
    thecollegefix.com ^ | 06/06/2018 | Michael Jones
    A whiteboard message at Oregon State University’s library asks students to try to avoid eating foods, especially smelly foods, in shared spaces to be considerate of those who are observing Ramadan. The Muslim holy month this year runs from about May 15 to June 14. During this period, Muslims are obligated to fast from dawn until sunset. Presumably, the sign was made to encourage non-observers to not eat foods with strong smells because it would make Muslim students’ hunger worse, or that it might be disrespectful. It is not unheard of for a university to work with Muslim students during...
  • CAIR to Co-Sponsor 'NOT Trump's Iftar' Outside White House

    06/05/2018 5:41:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Cision PR Newswire ^ | June 5, 2018
    WASHINGTON, June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, June 6, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in partnership with other civil rights organizations,* will host a "NOT Trump's Iftar" fast-breaking meal (iftar) outside the White House. People of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to take part in the iftar. Wednesday's event is designed as a counterpoint to the iftar that will take place at that same time in the White House. [*Other sponsoring organizations include CWS Immigration and Refugee Program, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Justice for Muslims Collective. Other groups are expected to be...