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  • 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.
  • Air Force Throws Out Bibles but Forces Observance of Ramadan

    06/30/2014 11:18:32 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 14 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | June 30 2014 | Onan Coca
    The Air Force has decided to force our airmen serving in Bahrain to observe the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In case you think I must be making it up, read it for yourselves at Stars and Stripes, the official military news website.U.S. personnel accustomed to drinking their coffee on the drive to work will have to put that habit on hold for about a month. It’s one of a few lifestyle changes Americans will have to make during the holy month of Ramadan.…For the 8,200 U.S. personnel living here, and those serving throughout the U.S. Central Command area of...
  • President obama Ramadan's message to Muslims

    06/29/2014 10:10:26 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 29 , 2014 | Obama
    President obama Ramadan's message to Muslims
  • Pledge Allegiance to New ‘Caliph,’ ISIS Demands of World’s Muslims in Ramadan Declaration

    06/29/2014 7:21:20 PM PDT · by kingattax · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 29, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – As Ramadan began on Sunday, the terrorist group fighting to control territory across northern Syria and north-western Iraq effectively named its leader as head of the world’s Islamic fighters and demanded that Muslims everywhere pledge allegiance. In a speech on the same day Saudi King Abdullah alluded to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) as nothing more than “a handful of terrorists” whose aim was to sow discord among Muslims. “We will not allow a handful of terrorists, using Islam for personal aims, to terrify Muslims,” Abdullah said in the speech, which was read out...
  • Ramadan in Nigeria: Massive Attack on Five Churches, Boko Haram Burnt Five Churches, Over 100...

    06/29/2014 1:15:19 PM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6/29/14 | Pamela Geller
    "" Ramadan in Nigeria: Massive Attack on Five Churches, Boko Haram Burnt Five Churches, Over 100 Worshipers Killed During Sunday Service "" The jihadists “are still in pursuit of the remaining villagers.” And so the ramadan bombathon is upon us. With the advent of the Obama presidency and the attendant surrender to Islamic supremacists, jihadists are slaughtering and conquering with impunity. There is nothing to stop them now. And they know it.
  • “Ramadan Kareem,” President Obama says to Muslim faithful

    06/29/2014 12:19:36 PM PDT · by mojito · 69 replies
    The News ^ | 6/29/2014 | Unattributed
    United States President Barak Obama has extended his best wishes to the Muslim faithful as Ramadan begins all over the world, saying “Ramadan Kareem.” President Barack Obama. Source: Wikipedia “On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world on the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan,”Obama said in a statement released by the White House on Sunday.” At 01:55 GMT a White House tweet read: “Ramadan Kareem.” —President Obama extends his best wishes to the Muslim community on the beginning of Ramadan. In...
  • Semi-satire: King Obama and Sheikh Kerry welcome Ramadan

    06/29/2014 11:09:10 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | June 29, 2014 | Dan Miller
    King Obama and Islam are similar religious movements and both are changing our lives greatly. Both demand that we respect the diversity they have graciously given us. Thank you, Islam and Your Highness. Diversity in The Peoples Democratic Islamic Republic of Iran During King Obama's Cairo speech in 2009 He said: I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles – principles of justice...
  • Military Bans Bibles But Forces Soldiers to Adhere to Islamic Practices During Ramadan

    06/29/2014 2:13:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/28/2014 | Jim Hoft
    It’s an Obama world.The US Air Force kicked Christian Gideon’s volunteers off base in March. The Bibles were too offensive and violated the separation of church and state rule.But US military personnel are expected to adhere Islamic practices during Ramadan.Stars and Stripes reported: U.S. personnel accustomed to drinking their coffee on the drive to work will have to put that habit on hold for about a month. It’s one of a few lifestyle changes Americans will have to make during the holy month of Ramadan.Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Officials expect Ramadan to begin at sunrise...
  • US personnel in Bahrain prepare for Ramadan

    06/29/2014 12:27:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | June 26, 2014 | Hendrick Simoes
    Ali Hassan, a cultural adviser at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, gives a presentation about Islam, the Islamic lunar calender, and about customs and traditions during Ramadan. About 150 personnel at the Bahrain base attended the briefing on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.MANAMA, Bahrain — U.S. personnel accustomed to drinking their coffee on the drive to work will have to put that habit on hold for about a month. It’s one of a few lifestyle changes Americans will have to make during the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Officials expect Ramadan to begin at...
  • Ramadan Starts on Sunday

    06/27/2014 5:09:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Gulf News ^ | June 27, 2014
    UAE Moon Sighting Committee declares June 29, 2014 as the first day of RamadanThe first of Ramadan will be on Sunday, June 29, 2014, according to the UAE Moon Sighting Committee. Dr Hadef Jua’an Al Daheri, Minister of Justice, said after the committee’s meeting at the Judiciary Department in Abu Dhabi, that after contacting neighbouring countries and following all Sharia procedures to site the new crescent of Ramadan, the crescent was not seen on Friday night, hence, Saturday will be the completion of the month of Sha’aban and Sunday, June 29, 2014, will be the first day of Ramadan. Dr....
  • Barack Obama, John Kerry greets Muslims on Ramadan

    06/28/2014 9:51:41 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    US President Barack Obama has greeted Muslims across the world on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, describing it as the time for self-reflection and devotion through prayer and fasting. "A time for self-reflection and devotion through prayer and fasting, Ramadan is also an occasion when Muslims around the world reaffirm their commitment to helping the less fortunate, including those struggling because of economic hardship and inequality," Obama said in a statement yesterday. Lauding the role of Muslim organisations in America for their efforts at social empowerment, Obama said: "Here in the US, we are grateful to the...
  • Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan

    06/27/2014 12:35:29 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    The White House ^ | 6-27-2014 | President Obama
    On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world on the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan. A time for self-reflection and devotion through prayer and fasting, Ramadan is also an occasion when Muslims around the world reaffirm their commitment to helping the less fortunate, including those struggling because of economic hardship and inequality.  Here in the United States, we are grateful to the many Muslim American organizations, individuals, and businesses that are devoted to creating opportunity for all by working to reduce...
  • US Military Personnel forced to Submit to the Sharia during Ramadan

    06/26/2014 8:01:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 6/26/14 | Pamela Geller
    Our troops must adhere to the sharia during the Islamic month of Ramadanin Bahrain and other Muslim countries. Subjected to dawah (proselytizing) by a base Islamic cultural adviser at the Naval Support Activity, soldiers are forced to sit through lessons on Islam. No eating, drinking, alcohol, or smoking during the month of Ramadan. This is what the Obama administration and the US military are obsessed with as armies of jihad tear through the Middle East.
  • Ramadan Fast: 15 Hours in UAE; 20 in Germany

    06/12/2014 1:25:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Mohammed El Sadafy
    But only 10 hours in ChileRamadan is just around three weeks ahead and again it will include the longest and hottest days in the year. If you are bracing for the Holy month, you should know that you are going to refrain from food and drink for as long as 15 hours. That is the case in many other Arab countries but not in the distant parts of the world. In the southern hemisphere, where winter has started, the fasting day is as short as 10 hours while in the northern hemisphere, it is as long as 20 hours. A...
  • Anti-Beggary Teams to Be on Full Alert During Ramadan

    06/01/2014 10:02:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Arab News ^ | Monday 2 June 2014 | Nadim Al-Hamid
    Jeddah’s anti-begging unit is fully equipped to deal with the large number of beggars that appear on the city’s streets during Ramadan, said Saad Al-Shahrani, unit director. “The fasting month of Ramadan and the Eid holiday are two of the highest seasons for begging, not only in Saudi Arabia, but throughout the Islamic world,” he told Arab News. “We will deploy 500 undercover volunteers to arrest beggars during the holy month in coordination with the Social Affairs Ministry and the Jeddah Police Department,” he said. A committee will be formed and more than 300 vehicles will be deployed across several...
  • Bid to bring forward GCSEs so Muslim pupils aren't fasting for Ramadan while they take their exams

    04/07/2014 3:14:30 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 5 2014 | Julie Hendry
    GCSE and A-level examinations could be brought forward for hundreds of thousands of pupils to avoid a clash with Ramadan under controversial proposals. Teachers and lecturers in England and Wales are pushing for the summer exam timetable to be altered to help Muslim students who will be fasting when they sit papers. School exam boards and universities are considering the radical shake-up from 2016, when the religious period of Ramadan clashes with the exam season.
  • Blind Sheik Supporter Charged in Murder-for-Hire Plot

    10/19/2013 3:39:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    INVESTIGATIVEPROJECT.org - For The Record - The IPT Blog ^ | Oct 18, 2013 at 10:52 am | by Abha Shankar
    Two men being held in jail while awaiting trial for cigarette trafficking are accused of plotting to kill witnesses against them. In an indictment unsealed in Brooklyn Supreme Court Thursday, Basel Ramadan and Yousseff Odeh are charged with conspiracy to murder witnesses and with soliciting a potential hit man. The murder-for-hire plot was hatched from New York City's Rikers Island jail where the two have been held since their May arrest on the initial cigarette-trafficking and money laundering charges. The Staten Island Advance reports that Odeh was a supporter of blind sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the spiritual guide for the...
  • Ramadan Ends With 69 Blown Up in Iraq

    08/10/2013 9:27:39 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 51 replies
    Newser ^ | August 10, 2013 | AP
    <p>This year's Ramadan was the most violence since 2007, with 671 people killed. Police said the deadliest of today's attacks took place when a suicide bomber drove his explosive-laden car into a residential area in the town of Tuz Khormato, 130 miles north of Baghdad, killing eight people and wounding dozens. "My shop's windows were smashed and smoke filled the whole area," says a shoe shop owner, who survived an attack near his store in New Baghdad. "I went outside of the shop and I could hardly see because of the smoke. ... At the end, we had a terrible day that was supposed to be nice because of Eid."</p>
  • State Department Denounces 'Enemies of Islam'

    08/11/2013 8:06:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/11/13 | AWR Hawkins
    State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki issued a press release denouncing the "enemies of Islam " following car bombings in Baghdad that appear to have been timed to target Shi'ite "festivities marking the end of Ramadan." Reuters reported that the bombings consisted of "twelve separate blasts targeting markets, busy shopping streets, and parks." The explosions killed almost 80 people. The August 10 press release on the State Department website reads: The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the cowardly attacks... in Baghdad. These attacks were aimed at families celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the...
  • Iraq attacks display al Qaeda "hallmarks," State Dept. says

    08/11/2013 10:41:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CBS News | August 11, 2013, 1:10 PM | Margaret Brennan
    The Obama administration believes the bloody suicide attacks and car bombings in Baghdad that have killed dozens of Iraqis in recent days were likely carried out by al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). On Saturday evening, the State Department announced that the attacks bear the hallmarks of AQI - led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who is now based in Syria.
  • Iraq: Ramadan Ends with Wave of Attacks, Dozens Killed

    08/10/2013 10:24:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/8/13 | Elad Benari
    A wave of bomb attacks hit Iraq over the weekend, as people celebrated the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan, with more than 60 reported dead. The BBC reported that 11 bombs targeted both Shiite and Sunni areas of the capital, Baghdad, hitting cafes, markets and restaurants in at least nine different districts. A bomb also killed at least 10 people in Tuz Khurmato, north of the capital. This Ramadan in Iraq is thought to have been one of the deadliest in years, with more than 670 people killed. Most of the violence in the past six months...
  • Wave of bombings in Iraq kills 64 during holiday celebrations

    08/10/2013 11:55:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday, Aug. 10 2013, 2:27 PM EDT | Sameer N. Yacoub
    Violence has been on the rise across Iraq since a deadly crackdown by government forces on a Sunni protest camp in April, and attacks against civilians and security forces notably spiked during Ramadan. The surge of attacks has sparked fears that the country could spiral into a new round of widespread sectarian bloodshed similar to that which brought the country to the edge of civil war in 2006 and 2007. In the holy Shiite city of Karbala, police said four people were killed in a car bomb attack near a cafe at night. Karbala is 80 kilometres (50 miles) south...
  • Acid Attackers Target Western Teens Volunteering At School On Zanzibar

    08/08/2013 9:21:57 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 8 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 08 August 2013 | Ian Johnston
    Two British teenagers who were volunteering at a school were the victims of an acid attack on the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar. The police described the attack as "an isolated incident" and refused to link it to tension between majority Muslims and Christians on the island.
  • Zanzibar acid attack victim 'assaulted in street by Muslim woman for singing during Ramadan'

    08/08/2013 1:12:47 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 26 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | August 8, 2013 | Natalie Evans
    Katie Gee and friend Kirstie Trup, both 18, had the corrosive substance thrown in their faces by two men on a moped as they strolled through Stone Town, in the capital of the island, around 8pm last night One of the British teenagers attacked with acid in Zanzibar was assaulted in the street just weeks earlier for "singing during Ramadan". Katie Gee and friend Kirstie Trup, both 18, had the corrosive substance thrown in their faces by two men on a moped as they strolled through Stone Town, in the capital of the island, around 8pm last night. The girls...
  • Muslim holy period to be celebrated at Guantánamo

    08/07/2013 10:28:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 7, 2013 4:50 PM EDT | Ben Fox
    Guards were preparing to serve the first in a series of special meals Wednesday to prisoners at Guantánamo Bay to mark the end of the Muslim holy period of Ramadan, which this year brought a lull in a long-running hunger strike. The military planned to serve lamb, bread, dates and honey as the last daylight fasting period of Ramadan ends, followed by three traditional holiday dinners on Thursday, said a spokesman for the prison, Navy Capt. Robert Durand. There will also be a special hour-long prayer for the holiday known as Eid al-Fitr in addition to the five daily prayers....
  • Activists Demonstrate Against Temple Mount Discrimination

    08/07/2013 2:46:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/8/13 | Kochava Rosenbaum
    In wake of Tuesday’s decision by police officials in charge of the Temple Mount to ban non-Muslims entrance to the holy site, some two hundred protesters stood Wednesday morning at the foot of the Mugrabi entrance seeking to reverse their exclusion. The mass protest was prearranged following an announcement by Police Commander Avi Bitton that the Temple Mount will remain closed to Jews and tourists at least until after the end of Ramadan’s closing festival of “Eid” which is to be next Sunday, the 11th of August. video .....
  • 'This is a Muslim area and we don't want to see that': Mob pelts men in mankinis with stones (UK)

    08/07/2013 10:01:12 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug 6, 2013 | Mark Duell
    Two brothers in law who went on a sponsored walk wearing comedy mankinis had to be picked up by police - after they were pelted with stones and eggs by residents who told them 'this is a Muslim area' and demanded they leave. Steven Ellis, 41, and Jason Hendry, 22, wanted to walk eight miles from Solihull to Birmingham city centre wearing the outfit featured in 2006 film Borat to raise money for Birmingham Dogs' Home. But they ended up being escorted by officers after they were attacked as they passed through the Sparkbrook area of the city, claiming police...
  • Islams "Night Of Power" re Embassy Closings + Big Alert

    08/03/2013 8:10:33 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, August 3, 2013 | Lisa Ruth
    Sunday also marks the 27th day of Ramadan, known as “The Night of Power,” when the first verses of the Koran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed, and some analysts believe that date may encourage militants to launch attacks against “infidels.” Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/3/intel-community-worried-obama-administration-discl/#ixzz2axxPv400 Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • This Year’s Ramadan TV Hit in Iran: Reza Shah Pahlavi

    08/03/2013 8:09:23 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 30, 2013 | Farnaz Fassihi
    In Iran, like the rest of the Middle East, nightly soap operas have become a popular ritual for the month of Ramadan. The idea is that those who fast from dawn to dusk might be too exhausted for late night outings and appreciate some home entertainment. Iran’s state-owned broadcast company spends a lavish budget each year commissioning famous actors and directors to produce several Ramadan specials for each of its channels. These soap operas compete for viewers offering everything from family dramas to love stories and comedy. But it turns out that this year’s surprise Ramadan hit is not a...
  • Hezbollah leader slams Israel in rare public speech

    08/02/2013 8:20:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | Friday, August 2, 2013 | (see note below)
    Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah emerged from hiding on Friday to deliver his first major speech in years, addressing a rally in his southern Beirut stronghold in support of the Palestinian conflict against Israel. "Israel poses a danger on all people of this region...including Lebanon, and removing it is a Lebanese national interest," Nasrallah told hundreds of supporters in his half-hour speech. The charismatic Shi'ite cleric has lived mainly in the shadows, fearing assassination, since Hezbollah fought an inconclusive month-long war with Israel in 2006... Hezbollah emerged in the 1980s as the most prominent Lebanese faction fighting Israel's occupation of...
  • Spies, Lies, Buys and Cries: the Week in Review.

    07/28/2013 5:10:37 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-27-2013 | MOTUS
      “From the age of uniformity, from the age of solitude, from the age of Big Brother, from the age of double think- greetings!” -George Orwell, 1984 ICU No, that was George Orwell in 1984, not Big Guy’s greeting at his fifth iftar dinner honoring Ramadan and all things Muslim. This was his iftar dinner greeting: "Throughout our history, Islam has contributed to the character of our country, and Muslim Americans, and their good works, have helped to build our nation -- and we’ve seen the results.” Yes. Yes we have. Butt that wasn’t this week’s key talking point; that...
  • OBAMA SALUTES MUSLIM AMERICANS, HOSTS RAMADAN DINNER AT THE WHITE HOUSE

    07/26/2013 4:36:26 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 57 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | July 26, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — President Barack Obama saluted Muslim Americans on Thursday for their contributions in helping build the nation as business entrepreneurs, technology innovators and pioneers in medicine. Obama spoke at a White House dinner he hosted to celebrate the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The meal, or iftar, breaks the day of fasting when Muslim families and communities eat together after sunset.
  • Muslim Dinner at White House

    07/26/2013 4:33:20 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 58 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | July 26, 2013 | Julio Severo
    Muslim Dinner at White House By Julio Severo According to CBNNews, President Barack Obama praised the accomplishments of Muslims in America at his fifth annual Iftar dinner. The event, hosted at the White House Thursday, is an observance of the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan. While the Muslim ideology kills Christians around the world, Obama praises it at White House “Throughout our history Islam has contributed to the character of our country, and Muslim Americans and their good works have helped to build our nation and we have seen the results,” Obama said. The Muslim tradition at the White...
  • Pentagon Hosts Ramadan Iftar Dinner Keynoted by Keith Ellison

    07/22/2013 5:39:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    creeping sharia ^ | 7/22/13 | creeping
    via Department of Defense celebrates Iftar meal at the Pentagon | Article | The United States Army. WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 15, 2013) — The Department of Defense celebrated its 15th Iftar meal, July 12, at the Pentagon. Attending the event were senior defense leaders, White House and congressional staffers, foreign dignitaries, defense attachés, imams, Gold Star families, and Muslims who work in the defense community. “The month of Ramadan focuses on a lot of things,” said Col. Thomas Waynick, the Pentagon chaplain. “Among them, focusing one’s heart away from worldly activities, the cleansing of one’s soul to free...
  • Islamofascism Case Example #692 ... ‘Seditious’ Facebook Pork Photo Leads Two Malaysians to Court

    07/18/2013 6:50:13 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 18 July 2013 | Al Arabiya
    ‘Seditious’ Facebook pork photo leads two Malaysians to court Prosecutors on Thursday charged two Malaysians with sedition and inciting religious enmity after they posted a photograph on Facebook considered an insult to the Muslim holy month of fasting. They face up to eight years in prison if convicted of both charges in the Muslim-majority nation. Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee, both ethnic Chinese non-Muslims in their 20s, drew criticism when they uploaded a photograph of themselves earlier this month eating pork stew while conveying greetings to Muslims for the current fasting month of Ramadan. Pork is forbidden for Muslims. Tan...
  • Egypt Punishes the Palestinians

    07/16/2013 2:54:41 PM PDT · by arthurus · 5 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 14 July 2013 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Egypt is allowed to strangle the entire Gaza Strip and deny its people food and fuel, especially on the eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, but the media and human rights groups are missing in action. This, by the way, is happening at a time when Israel has announced a series of gestures toward the Palestinians on the occasion of Ramadan. Each time they are punished for poking their nose into other people's business, the Palestinians start whining and crying, accusing the Arab countries of turning against them. Today, it is Egypt's turn to punish the Palestinians for...
  • United Kingdom teacher refuses water to kids claiming its 'unfair' to fasting Muslim classmates [UK]

    07/15/2013 8:10:15 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 20 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | undated | Ryan Lee Hall
    A mother demanded answers after a teacher refused to allow students to drink water in order not to offend fasting Muslim classmates. An angry mother accused a primary school of denying water to children on the hottest days of the year for fear of upsetting Muslim students, who observe Ramadan.