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  • Danish TV Seeks Forgiveness with Veiled Anchor Woman

    04/04/2006 1:58:08 PM PDT · by iPod Shuffle · 25 replies · 935+ views
    Zaman ^ | 4/3/06
    Danish TV Seeks Forgiveness with Veiled Anchor Woman By Hasan Cucuk, Copenhagen Published: Monday, April 03, 2006 Harshly criticized for the cartoon crisis in the international arena, the Danish government continues its "image repairing" activities in the eyes of the Muslims. Danish state channel DR2 employed a Muslim woman that practices wearing the headscarf to present a TV program in the frame of "respect towards different thoughts and beliefs." Palestinian-origin Asmaa Abdulhamid, in the eight-week program, will host a different guest every week together with Danish journalist Adam Holm and ask questions in accordance with her beliefs. DR2 explained...
  • Russia starts trial of police over Beslan massacre

    03/26/2006 12:56:18 AM PST · by Number57 · 6 replies · 361+ views
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Thursday began trying three local policemen for failing to stop the 2004 Beslan school massacre but victims' relatives said they were being made scapegoats for the mistakes of their superiors. The three policemen are the only officials being prosecuted over the bloodbath, which happened after gunmen linked to separatists in Chechnya seized the school. The death toll from the siege was 331 people, half of them children. Prosecutors told the trial in Beslan that the officers' carelessness allowed the heavily-armed gunmen to slip through a security cordon and reach Beslan. "As a result...
  • Italian embassy set on fire in Libya, 10 killed

    02/17/2006 7:11:35 PM PST · by SmithL · 189 replies · 7,283+ views
    AP ^ | 2/18/6
    Libyans protesting the Prophet Muhammad cartoons set fire to the Italian consulate in Benghazi on Friday in a riot that killed at least 10 people, an Italian diplomat said. Libyan security officials said 11 people were killed or wounded during the six-hour riot when police firing bullets and tear gas tried to contain more than 1,000 demonstrators hurling rocks and bottles. The casualties included police officers, but the officials declined to say how many people had died. Italian diplomat Domenico Bellantone said between 10 and 11 people had died, and all were Libyan _ either police or protesters. He spoke...
  • Muhammad cartoons 'global crisis'

    02/07/2006 3:42:56 PM PST · by traumer · 36 replies · 942+ views
    Denmark's PM has described the row over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad as a "global crisis", as he called for Muslims to refrain from violence. Anders Fogh Rasmussen said extremists seeking "a clash of cultures" were exploiting the dispute over the images, which first appeared in Denmark. Protests continued worldwide on Tuesday, spreading to West Africa. In Afghanistan at least three demonstrators died as they tried to storm a Norwegian-led base. The satirical cartoons - which have been reproduced in a number of European newspapers - have been denounced throughout the Islamic world. They include an image portraying Muhammad with...
  • Condi Ups Crescent-Kissing (GOP Religion Of Peace Ass Kissing Barf Alert)

    11/05/2005 4:18:14 AM PST · by goldstategop · 114 replies · 1,609+ views
    Don ^ | 11/03/05 | Don Feder
    While I never imagined Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to be a conservative, I used to think she was vaguely connected to reality. Her October 25th speech at an Iftaar dinner (marking the end of Ramadan) disabused me of that notion. It was an exercise in crescent-kissing to put even her boss to shame. Upping the ante on Western Muslim mania, madam secretary promoted Islam from religion of peace to "religion of love and peace." (You always hurt the ones you love?) Islam's love letters usually come with TNT attached. "We in America know the benevolence that is at the...
  • Christian girls beheaded in grisly Indonesian attack

    10/29/2005 1:35:45 PM PDT · by kromike · 37 replies · 1,430+ views
    SMH ^ | October 29, 2005 - 7:01PM | Associated Press
    Three teenage Christian girls were beheaded and a fourth was seriously wounded in a savage attack on Saturday by unidentified assailants in the Indonesian province of Central Sulawesi. The girls were among a group of students from a private Christian high school who were ambushed while walking through a cocoa plantation in Poso Kota subdistrict on their way to class, police Major Riky Naldo said. The area is close to the provincial capital of Poso, about 1000 kilometres northeast of Jakarta. Naldo said the heads of the three dead victims were found several kilometres from their bodies. In Jakarta, President...
  • Comparative Religion 101 (Eternal Life vs. Eternal Death)

    09/15/2005 12:46:30 PM PDT · by Prime Choice · 13 replies · 741+ views
    Sacred Cow Burgers ^ | 09/15/2005 | Sacred Cow Burgers
  • Tancredo won't back down

    07/23/2005 9:39:48 AM PDT · by neverdem · 135 replies · 1,832+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 7/19/2005 | Mike Soraghan and Anne C. Mulkern
    No apology for discussing retaliation on Muslim holy sites Washington - Rep. Tom Tancredo refused Monday to back down from his statement Friday suggesting that the United States might respond to a radical Islamic terrorist attack by bombing Muslim holy sites. Muslim groups earlier Monday called on Tancredo to apologize and said they want to meet with the Colorado Republican. "I'm not suggesting we do it. I have nothing to apologize for in that respect," Tancredo said. "I'm simply saying to have a good discussion on this issue, a thorough discussion on what is perhaps the most serious kind of...
  • Baptist leader beheaded

    06/08/2005 7:26:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 78 replies · 2,095+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 8, 2005
    A Baptist lay pastor in Bangladesh was beheaded by a group of assailants reportedly tied to a Muslim political party bent on creating a radical Islamic state. Dulal Sarkar, 35, was the second Christian leader killed in the Asian country in the past year, according to Compass Direct, a U.S.-based news service that monitors persecution of Christians. Sarkar was attacked as he returned home from discussing his faith with villagers near Jalalpur. The assailants were identified by a source as a group of 10 Muslims tied to the Jamaat-e-Islami political party, the nation's third largest and a member of the...
  • Muslims pray for tsunami victims in Mecca

    01/15/2005 9:56:31 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 20 replies · 663+ views
    Associated Press (via San Jose Mercury News) ^ | 15 January 2005 | Adnan Malik
    Muslims pray for tsunami victims in Mecca ADNAN MALIK Associated Press MECCA, Saudi Arabia - Pilgrims streaming into Islam's holy city for the annual hajj prayed for the 157,000 people killed in last month's tsunami that devastated southern Asia, asking God to give survivors the courage to cope. The tragedy weighed heavy as the spiritual journey geared up. Indonesia - the world's most populous Muslim nation with 220 million people - was hit hardest by the natural disaster, but 200,000 Indonesians, the country's quota, still were expected in Mecca. ... (SNIP) ... Sheik Abdul Rahman al-Sudais, prayer leader of...
  • PAPUA (muslims): PRIEST KILLED, 22 CHURCHES CLOSE (50,000 run to the mountains)

    11/29/2004 10:31:03 PM PST · by miltonim · 24 replies · 1,776+ views
    Assist News ^ | November 25, 2004 | Elizabeth Kendal
    AUSTRALIA (ANS) -- There are fears that Kopassus, the Indonesian Special Forces, are fomenting unrest in Papua that would then appear to justify a massacre of the indigenous Papuans. Papuan human rights activist John Rumbiak says that Papua is a 'time bomb waiting to go off'. He says there are now more than a million Indonesians (nearly all Javanese Muslims) in Papua, closing the demographic gap on the 1.5 million largely Christian national Papuans. Rumbiak also said that 25,000 Indonesian troops had entered Papua since 2000. Furthermore, peace is threatened by the Laskar Jihad and the militias set up by...
  • Hamas leader: Attacks on Israelis to stop

    11/29/2004 4:45:22 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 13 replies · 1,065+ views
    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- A senior Hamas leader indicated Monday that the militant group is halting attacks on Israelis while the Palestinians prepare to choose a new leader, the latest sign of change following the death of Yasser Arafat. Sheik Hassan Yousef, the group's top leader in the West Bank, said Hamas also would consider a formal truce with Israel. Hamas has carried out dozens of suicide bombings and other attacks, killing hundreds of Israelis during four years of fighting. Since Arafat's death Nov. 11, there has been a sharp drop in violence. The Palestinians have turned their attention to...
  • Marines in Falluja Find Rebel Leader's Arsenal, in a Mosque [massive supply dwarves 100s others]

    11/24/2004 3:16:34 PM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 98 replies · 4,817+ views
    New York Times ^ | Nov 24, 2004 | ROBERT F. WORTH
    FALLUJA, Iraq, Nov. 24 - United States marines and Iraqi soldiers today discovered the empty home of Abdullah Janabi, the insurgent leader of this city's mujahedeen council, and his bomb-laden mosque, where they found a massive supply of weapons that dwarfed any of the hundreds of caches yet found, military officials said. American commanders say they do not believe Mr. Janabi has been in the city for some time, though The Washington Post published an interview with him last week in which he was quoted saying he was still in the city along with other insurgent fighters. As they comb...
  • Dutch Shocked by Public Death Wish from Muslim

    11/24/2004 6:56:47 AM PST · by trashcanbred · 25 replies · 1,100+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 24, 2004
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch leaders on Wednesday condemned comments by a Muslim teacher who said he hoped for the death of a popular politician, further stoking religious tension prompted by the murder of a filmmaker critical of Islam. Abdul-Jabbar van de Ven, a Dutch convert to Islam, told a Dutch television chat show on Tuesday he hoped anti-immigration populist Geert Wilders would soon die, although he did not want him to be killed by a Muslim. Interior Minister Johan Remkes said he was horrified by the remarks and said the Justice Ministry would look into the matter. "It is too...
  • Muslim-Buddhist violence hits Thailand

    11/13/2004 4:13:44 PM PST · by Destro · 38 replies · 1,203+ views ^ | November 13, 2004 | UPI
    November 13, 2004 Muslim-Buddhist violence hits Thailand Tan Toh, Thailand, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A bomb blast Saturday in southern Thailand killed an elderly man and raised to more than 30 the number of injuries in the nation's growing religious conflict. Besides the unidentified man's death, eight others were injured when the bomb ripped through a market in the predominantly Buddhist town of Tan Toh, in the province of Yala, the Voice of America reported. Also Saturday, a gunman shot and killed a policeman while he was driving home in nearby Pattani province. Sixteen people were injured Friday when a...
  • Bin Laden Accuses Bush of Deceiving Americans

    10/29/2004 2:15:30 PM PDT · by focusandclarity · 98 replies · 2,908+ views
    Reuters Top News ^ | October 29, 2004 | Ghaida Ghantous
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden accused George W. Bush on Saturday of deceiving Americans and said the Sept. 11 attacks would not have been so severe if the U.S. president had been alert. Bin Laden, appearing in a video on Al Jazeera four days before the U.S. presidential election and gesturing at the camera with a finger to stress points, made his clearest comments yet taking responsibility for the Sept 11 attacks. "Despite entering the fourth year after Sept. 11, Bush is still deceiving you and hiding the truth from you and therefore the reasons are still there to...
  • Angered Citizens Threaten Mosque in Seoul

    06/23/2004 10:53:21 AM PDT · by veronica · 63 replies · 1,133+ views
    Korea Times ^ | 06-23-04 | Na Jeong-ju
    Police on Wednesday beefed up security around the Islam mosque in Seoul after some people, agitated by the death of the South Korean hostage Kim Sun-il on Tuesday in Iraq, made threats on Muslims. Cho Min-haeng, an official of the Islam mosque in Hannam-dong in Seoul, said he received several phone calls from early in the morning from people threatening to set the mosque ablaze and kill believers of Islam. ``We are terrified to receive the threatening calls," Cho said. ``We are asking believers to stay home for a while and refrain from meeting people outside. Police believe some angry...
  • Cities should treat all religions the same; Muslim broadcasts are just like church bells

    05/02/2004 6:51:21 AM PDT · by quantim · 90 replies · 299+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | Sunday, May 2, 2004 | By Shahab Ahmed
    <p>The Muslim call to worship in Hamtramck has received a lot of national attention, but there is nothing really controversial about it. A local community has made a judgment about a local noise issue.</p> <p>The Hamtramck City Council’s approval of letting mosques broadcast the call to worship five times a day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. over loudspeakers recognizes the right of the mosques to practice this ancient tradition. And the willingness of the al-Islah Islamic Center to ask permission to do this, even though it didn’t have to, shows it wants to be a good neighbor in a multiethnic, multireligious community.</p>
  • Up to 12 Marines Reported Killed in Ramadi (CNN)

    04/06/2004 2:20:28 PM PDT · by victoryatallcosts · 313 replies · 470+ views
    It sounds like there's quite the fight going on. Let's crush the bastards/