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  • Muslim inmates in Alaska fed pork during Ramadan: activists

    05/25/2018 2:46:39 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 54 replies
    AFP ^ | 05/25/18
    A federal judge granted a restraining order Thursday forcing prison guards in Alaska to stop giving Muslim inmates pork as they break their fasts during Ramadan, rights campaigners said. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming Anchorage Correctional Complex had violated constitutional prohibitions against "cruel and unusual punishment." CAIR said the US District Court for Alaska had granted its request for an emergency temporary order requiring guards to provide adequate meals in accordance with government health guidelines. "CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since...
  • Rape-accused Tariq Ramadan loses appeal for early release ahead of trial

    Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, detained in France over rape allegations by four women, has lost an appeal for early release ahead of his trial, the Paris appeals court said Tuesday. Judges had earlier this month refused bail for 55-year-old Ramadan, who is being treated behind bars for multiple sclerosis, as well as a request for release on health grounds.
  • Danish minister: Muslims shouldn't work during Ramadan, it's dangerous for society

    05/21/2018 4:57:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 21 May 2018 12:15 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    A Danish minister known for her strong anti-immigration views on Monday May 21st called for Muslims to take time off work during the fasting period of Ramadan, saying the practice is “dangerous for all of us”. The comments from immigration and integration minister Inger Stojberg, a member of the center-right Liberal Party, come after Ramadan, one of Islam’s most revered holidays in which Muslims around the world fast from dawn until dawn, began last week. “I want to call on Muslims to take leave from work during the month of Ramadan to avoid negative consequences for the rest of Danish...
  • Pelosi: “The Holy Month of Ramadan is a Sacred Time of Devotion and Contemplation’

    05/20/2018 12:08:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | CNSNews.com Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) issued a statement on Tuesday in observance of the Holy Month of Ramadan. “Ramadan offers all Americans an opportunity to honor the remarkable contributions that Muslim Americans make to our nation,” she said. “In every corner of the country, this beautiful heritage enriches our nation and reminds us all that in diversity there is strength.” Here is the full text of Pelosi’s statement: “The Holy month of Ramadan is a sacred time of devotion and contemplation for Muslims in America and around the world. This month, families will join together to honor...
  • Like Many Young Muslims, I Fake Fasting During Ramadan

    05/17/2018 1:21:34 AM PDT · by Cronos · 53 replies
    Vice ^ | 15 May 2018 | Abe Love
    It’s Ramadan and my mother is in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove preparing a big feast. She’s fasting even though she is a 64-year-old diabetic. As for myself? Earlier in the day, I had a huge fish and chips platter for lunch, but my Muslim family believes I’m fasting with them. This has gone on for years During the month of Ramadan, most of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims will observe by basically not partaking in any vice for 30 days. From sunrise to sunset all able-bodied Muslims are required to “fast”; we are prohibited from eating, drinking...
  • Muslims Erupt As School Board Refuses To Shut School For Islamic Holiday

    04/24/2018 9:59:39 AM PDT · by blam · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-24-2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Muslim parents recently erupted when the Jersey City school board announced it would not suddenly cancel classes for all students to mark Islam’s Eid al-Adha holiday, due Sept. 24. The Muslim parents loudly protested even though the board said students “can continue to take days off for religious purposes without penalty,” including Sept. 24. But the parents wanted the state to accept their religious event, and to impose their holiday on other students. One Muslim woman who attended the September 17 meeting said, “‘We’re no longer the minority, that’s clear from tonight. We’re going to be the majority soon.” According...
  • Hillary Clinton PERSONALLY Overturned Visa Ban for Islamist Figure Now Accused of Rape

    11/14/2017 11:30:58 AM PST · by drewh · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Nov 14 2017 | Pat Poole
    European Islamist scion Tariq Ramadan was banned from the U.S. by the Bush administration in February 2004 for his financial support of a charity that funded terrorist groups. In January 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton overturned that ban. Clinton personally approved a visa for the controversial grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Now, Tariq Ramadan is facing multiple accusations of rape and sexual assault of minors. Hillary Clinton's visa for Tariq Ramadan was seen as part of the new Obama administration policy of embracing more hardcore Islamists. The New York Times reported in 2010: Six years after...
  • France opens investigation into new Charlie Hebdo threats

    11/06/2017 6:48:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 6, 2017 3:41 PM EST
    French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has filed a complaint following new death threats received after its latest front page cartoon on Islam and a controversial Muslim scholar. […] The latest issue, including the cover, refers to rape allegations that recently surfaced against Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan. Ramadan has dismissed the rape allegations as a “campaign of slander.” …
  • Who is Henda Ayari, the woman accusing Islamist Tariq Ramadan of rape?

    10/22/2017 7:57:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 10/22/17 | Emad Blake
    With the number of women in Hollywood coming forward and exposing Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual harassment and rape, another case has been gripping the Middle East after prominent Islamist thinker Tariq Ramadan was accussed of raping Salafist-turned secular liberal activist Henda Ayari.Ayari has accused Swiss-Muslim thinker Ramadan, the grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood founder, of raping and sexually assaulting her in a Paris hotel room in 2012. Ramadan’s lawyer said that his client denies the allegations and intends to file a complaint for slander.But who exactly is Henda Ayari? The Tunisian-Algerian author currently leads Libératrices, a charity that supports...
  • Controversial Spring Grove school board member resigns, vows to remain in politics

    08/18/2017 8:07:09 AM PDT · by lightman · 6 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 18 August A.D. 2017 | Rick Lee
    Pastor Christopher Rodkey said he had heard rumors and he didn't sound exactly happy when it was confirmed for him Thursday evening. Matt Jansen, the Spring Grove school board member who drew national attention last year with a recorded phone rant to the pastor over a message board sign wishing "our Muslim neighbors" a "blessed Ramadan," is moving to Rodkey's neck of the woods -- Dallastown. Jansen confirmed Thursday evening he was resigning from the school board because of the move. "I'm not happy about it, but we're about to settle on a house outside the (Spring Grove) district," Jansen...
  • Muslim workers quit jobs at Warren auto supplier

    07/27/2017 10:54:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Source ^ | July 27, 2017 | Norb Franz
    Ex-employees claim company wouldn’t let them delay meal break during Ramadan Sixteen Muslims “involuntary resigned” from their jobs at an automotive supplier in Warren because the company refused to accommodate their planned religious observance, their attorneys said Wednesday. The ex-employees of Brose Jefferson, who worked the afternoon shift, had requested they be allowed to take their unpaid, 30-minute meal break at 9 p.m. instead of the usual 7 p.m., during Ramadan. During Ramadan, which was celebrated worldwide from May 27 to June 25, Muslims observe strict fasting from sunrise to sunset. On Friday, May 26, the Muslim employees on the...
  • Updated Ramadan Rage 2017 Final Death Count: 1,639 in About 30 Countries

    07/02/2017 12:13:58 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/01/2017 | Edwin Mora
    The final fatality tally for jihadi attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan increased to 1,639, primarily fueled by victims who succumbed to their injuries, reveals an updated Breitbart News count of terror incidents during the period. With a total of 3,343 casualties, including 1,704 injuries, Ramadan 2017 is one of the bloodiest holy months in recent history. The number of deaths this year marked a nearly four-fold increase from the estimated 421 people killed by Islamic extremists last year. There were nearly 160 terror incidents in about 30 predominantly Muslim countries this year, including one jihadi attack in...
  • A Few Baptists and a GOP Candidate Walk into a Mosque ...

    06/30/2017 11:49:14 AM PDT · by MacNaughton · 34 replies
    Birmingham News ^ | 6/28/2017 | Cameron Smith
    If I told you that Baptists broke the Ramadan fast at a local mosque, it might grab your attention. If I added that a Republican U.S. Senate candidate showed up after the evening prayers for a stump speech, you'd think I was surely making it up. If I claimed that we all had dinner together, you'd probably be bracing for a particularly bad punch line. He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one. ... Luke 22:36 That is...
  • Fake News: Washington Post Claims Jefferson Held White House Iftar Dinner to ‘Celebrate Ramadan’

    06/26/2017 2:40:44 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/25/2017
    The establishment media became upset this weekend after President Donald Trump canceled the “White House Muslim Iftar Dinner tradition started by Thomas Jefferson.” But the media is wrong in every respect. Thomas Jefferson never held any Iftar dinner and only three out of 45 presidents ever hosted one, so there is no such “tradition” to cancel. Amy B. Wang of the Washington Post led the pack with this nonsense that Thomas Jefferson held the “first Iftar dinner” with a June 24 piece entitled, “Trump just ended a long tradition of celebrating Ramadan at the White House.” The often-used claim that Thomas Jefferson...
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Pays Tribute to Islam With His Feet

    06/26/2017 12:06:37 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/17 | Judi McLeod
    In short the 45-year-old Canadian Prime Minister should grow up, ditch the Selfies and get real. Proving that socks really are for puppets, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his as a kind of Islamic flag worn on the feet at yesterday’s Gay Pride parade in Toronto. The Ramadan socks Trudeau sported, with his official photographer in tow, promote a so-called ‘religion’ that cavalierly throws gays to their deaths from the tops of tall buildings. “Text on the socks read “Eid Mubarak,” honouring the religious holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, which coincides...
  • Fake News: Washington Post Claims Thomas Jefferson Held White House Iftar Dinner

    06/25/2017 10:17:39 PM PDT · by boatbums · 38 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 06/25/2017 | Warner Todd Huston
    The establishment media became upset this weekend after President Donald Trump canceled the “White House Muslim Iftar Dinner tradition started by Thomas Jefferson.” But the media is wrong in every respect. Thomas Jefferson never held any Iftar dinner and only three out of 45 presidents ever hosted one, so there is no such “tradition” to cancel. Amy B. Wang of the Washington Post led the pack with this nonsense that Thomas Jefferson held the “first Iftar dinner” with a June 24 piece entitled, “Trump just ended a long tradition of celebrating Ramadan at the White House.” The often-used claim that Thomas Jefferson...
  • President Trump says no to White House Ramadan dinner, issues this statement instead …

    06/25/2017 10:10:12 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 41 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 06/25/2017 | Samantha Chang
    “Tolerant” Muslims and virtue-signaling liberals are outraged that President Donald Trump, a Christian, chose not to host a White House dinner commemorating the end of Ramadan this year. Instead, Trump issued a warm statement wishing Muslims a happy Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. The statement read: "On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr." "With Muslims around the world, the United States renews our commitment to honor these values. Eid Mubarak." Leftists who aren’t even religious trashed Trump for “breaking” a White...
  • Ramadan Rage 2017: Deaths Reach 1,627, Marking One Of The Bloodiest Islamic Holy Months

    06/25/2017 4:40:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Edwin Mora
    Islamic extremists killed more than 1,620 people during this year’s holiest month for Muslims, marking one of the deadliest Ramadans in modern history, reveals a Breitbart News tally. The large majority of Ramadan violence victims are Muslims. At the end of Ramadan on Saturday, the total number of casualties across the world for the entire holy month had reached 3,451 (1,627 murders and 1,824 injuries), more than tripling the 1,150 (421 deaths and 729 injuries) that took place in 2016, considered the deadliest holy month in recent memory. The 1,627 fatalities this year nearly quadrupled the estimated 421 deaths last...
  • Donald Trump Becomes First President In Two Decades To Not Host A Ramadan Dinner

    06/25/2017 2:47:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 82 replies
    Huffington and Puffington Post ^ | June 25, 2017 | http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-ramadan-iftar_us_594fb494e4b02734df2af512
    Breaking with tradition, the White House under President Donald Trump did not host an iftar dinner, the meal Muslims eat to break their daily fast during Ramadan. The dinner, which has been often attended by prominent members of the U.S. Muslim community, began in 1996 during former President Bill Clinton’s White House tenure and continued through the subsequent Bush and Obama administrations. Trump and first lady Melania simply issued a brief statement Saturday that offered “warm greetings” to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the close of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month of fasting.
  • President Trump Ends Long Tradition of Celebrating Ramadan in White House

    06/25/2017 4:22:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    GP ^ | 06/25/17 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama, whose father was Muslim, enjoyed celebrating his Iftar dinner each year.   President Trump just ended a longtime White House tradition and skipped the Ramadan celebration this year. For the first time in two decades the White House will not celebrate an Iftar Dinner on its grounds. Allahu Akbar.The Washington Post reported: Ramadan, which falls on the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, started on May 27 this year and ends at sundown Saturday. Muslims around the world will mark the end of the holy month by celebrating the holiday Eid al-Fitr, the “feast of breaking...