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  • Daily Terrorist Round-Up 7/22/05

    07/22/2005 1:45:22 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 10 replies · 345+ views
    London... Again!   STAY ANGRY BRITAIN: MANHUNT UNDERWAY FOR WOULD-BE SUICIDE BOMBERS London, 22 July (AKI) - A major manhunt is underway in Britain for four would-be suicide bombers, who tried but failed to blow up three underground trains and a bus in London on Thursday lunchtime. Police say their detonators exploded, causing small blasts and a lot of panic, but they did not blow up the explosive devices. In at least two cases, the explosives were carried onto the train in a rucksack by men who then fled when they failed to explode. "Clearly the intention must have...
  • Daily Terrorist Round-Up 7/24/05

    07/24/2005 1:59:23 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 24 replies · 725+ views
    Palestinians Ambush and Kill an Israeli Couple.This is a truce?Stay Angry  Iraqis rout suspected terror mastermind (Troops capture the man who planned the tanker bombing)BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suspected mastermind of last week's devastating attack in Musayyib was captured during a raid by Iraqi forces in which two of his associates were killed, police said yesterday. Musayyib's police chief, Lt. Col. Ahmed al-Shammari, told the Dubai-based Al Arabiya television that the suspect was captured in a raid in the nearby town of Jarf al-Sakhr, but he did not say when it took place. The prisoner, who was not-identified, confessed to...
  • Daily Terrorist Round-up 7/23/05

    07/23/2005 12:58:17 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 15 replies · 486+ views
    7/23/05
    Egypt Attacked Stay Angry Suspected suicide bomber shot dead Police have shot dead a man, believed to be a suicide bomber, after a chase at Stockwell Tube station.  Sources later said the man was not thought to be one of yesterday's four would-be bombers but Sir Ian Blair, the Metropolitan Police commissioner, said the shooting was "directly linked" to the attempted bombings.  Scotland Yard said: "We can confirm that just after 10am armed officers entered Stockwell Tube station. A man was challenged by officers and subsequently shot. London Ambulance Service attended the scene. He was pronounced dead at the...
  • The Next London Bombing (Daniel Pipes Warns OF 16,000 Islamic Terrorists In U.K Alert)

    07/11/2005 1:15:29 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies · 919+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 07/11/05 | Daniel Pipes
    In a confidential report, Young Muslims and Extremism, prepared jointly by the Home and Foreign offices in mid-2004 and presented to Prime Minister Tony Blair, we learn something about the inner thinking of the British government. Leaked to the Sunday Times of London, the report is now available in four parts in .pdf format at that newspaper’s site. Its goal is “to encourage moderate Muslim opinion to the detriment of extremism” and to that end proposes an “Operation Contest.” Along the way, it contains much of interest in it, including these points: · “A number of extremist groups are actively...
  • Saudis Shred Bibles, Rights Campaigners Claim

    CNSNews.com) - Bibles found in the possession of visitors to Saudi Arabia are routinely confiscated by customs officials, and in some cases copies allegedly have been put through a paper shredder, according to religious rights campaigners. Reports from the Islamic world of the abuse of Bibles and other items important to Christians emerge from time to time, but generally have little impact - in contrast to the wave of Muslim anger sparked by a Newsweek report, since retracted, of Koran desecration by the U.S. military. "The Muslims respect the Koran far more than Christians respect the Bible," says Danny Nalliah,...
  • Sadr urges Iraqis to trample on US flag over Koran desecration

    05/19/2005 5:22:00 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 58 replies · 811+ views
    AFP ^ | May 19th, 2005 | AFP
    NAJAF, Iraq (AFP) - Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr urged Muslims across Iraq to paint US and Israeli flags at mosque entrances for worshippers to walk on in protest at the alleged desecration of the Koran at the US detention camp in Guantanamo. "In the name of God, the faithful of Iraq, especially those resisting the occupiers, have to respond to the desecration of God's immortal book by drawing the Israeli and US flags at the entrances of mosques and husseiniyas (prayer rooms) and all places of worship," said a statement issued by Sadr's movement. Iraqis at several Shiite mosques in...
  • Why Islam is disrespected

    05/19/2005 5:50:50 AM PDT · by veronica · 110 replies · 2,183+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | May 19, 2005 | Jeff Jacoby
    IT WAS front-page news this week when Newsweek retracted a report claiming that a US interrogator in Guantanamo had flushed a copy of the Koran down a toilet. Everywhere it was noted that Newsweek's story had sparked widespread Muslim rioting, in which at least 17 people were killed. But there was no mention of deadly protests triggered in recent years by comparable acts of desecration against other religions. No one recalled, for example, that American Catholics lashed out in violent rampages in 1989, after photographer Andres Serrano's ''Piss Christ" -- a photograph of a crucifix submerged in urine -- was...
  • Flames of Hate

    05/20/2005 10:42:36 AM PDT · by Irontank · 72 replies · 1,783+ views
    This is London ^ | May 20, 2005 | Luke David
    Muslim protesters today called for the bombing of New York in a demonstration outside the US embassy in London. There were threats of "another 9/11" from militants angry at reports of the desecration of the Koran by US troops in Iraq. Some among the crowd burned an effigy of Tony Blair on a crucifix and then set fire to a Union flag and a Stars and Stripes. Led by a man on a megaphone, they chanted, "USA watch your back, Osama is coming back" and "Kill, kill USA, kill, kill George Bush". A small detail of police watched as they...
  • THE PSYCHOANALYTIC ROOTS OF ISLAMIC TERRORISM

    11/11/2004 2:24:51 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 69 replies · 12,464+ views
    TO THE POINTNEWS.COM ^ | JUNE 3, 2003 | PHYLISS CHESLER, PhD.
    In the battle for Fallujah, terrorists used women and children as human shields against American soldiers. On April 27, 2004, in Jerusalem, Hamas used a Palestinian human bomb to kill two Palestinian alleged "collaborators." On April 28, 2004, even as UN envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, was busy characterizing Israeli policy as the "great poison in the region," Jordanian police arrested Al Qaeda operatives who were quite literally trying to launch a chemical poison attack that might have killed 80,000 Jordanians and Americans. And, on May 1, 2004, in Gaza, Palestinian gunmen shot and killed a Jewish woman who was eight-months pregnant...
  • Jihads and Crusades - (saying it the way it historically IS! Islam is barbaric!)

    05/22/2005 5:01:10 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 33 replies · 1,401+ views
    MENS NEWS DAILY.COM ^ | MAY 22, 2005 | JAMES ATTICUS BOWDEN
    The alleged desecration of a single copy of the Koran sends deadly Muslim mobs into the streets, creates howls from Muslim governments and gathers condemnation mixed with groveling from the U.S. Government and mainstream media. The actual Muslim destruction of Christian churches, this year, in Iraq, Kosovo, Indonesia, Pakistan and Nigeria is met with silence. Apparently, moral equivalency for desecration isn’t moral or equivalent. The same holds true for Jihads and Crusades. Americans are lectured endlessly that ‘Jihad’ means a personal struggle to subject oneself to godliness. Yet, 300 Muslim clerics in Tajikistan outraged with the one Koran tidy bowl...
  • ‘Western media projecting wrong image of Islam’(saudi ambassador, includes ROP quote)

    05/22/2005 5:33:27 PM PDT · by milestogo · 44 replies · 765+ views
    ‘Western media projecting wrong image of Islam’ Staff Report ISLAMABAD: The West does not understand the real message of Islam and the western media projected a wrong image of Islam after the 9/11 terrorists attacks in New York and Washington, said Ali Aswad Al-Aseri, Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, on Sunday while addressing a joint press conference with Muhammad Ali Durrani, state minister for sports, culture and youth affairs, and Naeem Tahir, chairman of the National Arts Council, “There is no provision for terrorism in Islam. Terrorists have no religion. Islam is a religion of peace, brotherhood and tolerance,” he asserted....
  • Moslem Cleric Calls for Revenge Against Britain on PA TV (GLOBAL JIHAD & GENOCIDE OF JEWS)

    05/24/2005 8:55:38 AM PDT · by stradivarius · 18 replies · 627+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | May 24, 2005
    In a sermon broadcast live on TV supervised by the Palestinian Authority, a cleric affiliated with Hamas, says Islam must rule over the U.S. and Great Britain, and exact revenge against the British. A Moslem cleric called for exacting revenge against Great Britain in a virulent sermon broadcast live on Palestinian television on Friday, May 13. The cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim Mudeiras, who has become a symbol of Palestinian hatred of Israel and the Western world, said the day will come when Islam “will rule Britain”. “We hold this opportunity to hold Britain accountable and say there is revenge we can...
  • FBI arrests two men on terror charges

    05/29/2005 10:30:23 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 37 replies · 949+ views
    MSNBC News - Terrorism & Security ^ | Updated: 10:47 p.m. ET May 29, 2005 | The Associated Press
    Move follows two-year sting operation NEW YORK - The FBI arrested a Florida doctor and a New York martial arts expert on federal terrorism charges, saying they conspired to treat and train terrorists, federal prosecutors announced Sunday. Rafiq Abdus Sabir, a Boca Raton physician, and Tarik Shah, a self-described martial arts expert in New York, were both charged in Manhattan federal court with conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaida, according to the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York. Both men are American citizens. Prosecutors said Sabir agreed to treat jihadists, or holy warriors, in Saudi...
  • Critics want probe of Alexandria Islamic school - (are they indoctrinating in Wahhabism, or not?)

    05/29/2005 6:28:31 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 28 replies · 724+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.COM ^ | MAY 30, 2005 | Editors
    The Islamic Saudi Academy in Alexandria is an outpost of militant Islam, say critics who point out that the school's 1999 valedictorian is charged with joining al Qaeda and plotting to assassinate President Bush. Two other persons connected to the academy also have been linked to terrorism-related cases, and a U.S. senator has asked the Justice Department to investigate the school. The school was founded in 1984, primarily to serve children of the Saudi diplomatic corps. Today, the student body is more diverse, with nearly three dozen countries represented, but much of the funding still comes from the Saudi government....
  • Islam Humiliated by Giant Teapot

    05/30/2005 9:07:50 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 7 replies · 495+ views
    Dhimmi Watch ^ | May 30, 2005 | Robert Spencer
    Oh, the horror! Will the apostates stop at nothing? Would singing "I'm a little teapot, short and stout" get you arrested for apostasy? A giant teapot built by apostates in Malaysia will be demolished for the offense it presents to Islam. "Sect leader will not resist action," from the StarOnline, with thanks to Nicolei: JERTEH: The leader of the “Sky Kingdom” deviationist religious sect said he would not stop the authorities from demolishing the giant structures, including a teapot, on its commune near here. “But the action will seriously tarnish the image of the Government internationally,” said Ariffin Mohamad, 65,...
  • Bride gang-raped after wedding

    05/30/2005 6:18:38 AM PDT · by Cornpone · 115 replies · 7,654+ views
    News24.com ^ | 30 May 2005 | News24.com
    Islamabad - A bride was gang-raped by her groom's friends on the first night of their marriage with her in-laws' consent in the southern part of Pakistan's Punjab province, a news report said on Monday. The daily Times said Mujahid Hussain and his family allowed the bride, Kaneez Kubra, to be dishonoured in revenge for her brother's crime of having sexual relations with their daughter. The bride's father, Ghulam Hussain, said four persons sexually assaulted his daughter in front of his son-in-law in his house in Punjab. But her ordeal did not end there. Ghulam Hussain said on the following...
  • Temple Mount: Arabs stone police, Jews

    06/06/2005 7:11:51 AM PDT · by Alouette · 10 replies · 478+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 6, 2005 | Etgar Lefkowits
    In a new burst of violence, several hundred Arabs pelted police and Jewish visitors with stones on the Temple Mount Monday, lightly injuring two Jewish visitors and a police officer, as the nation marked Jerusalem Day and the reunification of the capital thirty-eight years ago. Police fired several stun grenades to disperse the rioters, and arrested a Palestinian who tried to attack a Jewish visitor, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said. The violence broke out at 9:15 a.m. as a small group of Jewish visitors who were touring the ancient compound accompanied by police came under a hail of stones....
  • Muslim "Activists" Behead Buddhist in Thailand

    06/06/2005 1:49:21 PM PDT · by Trupolitik · 25 replies · 1,196+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 6 | not stated
    BANGKOK, June 6 (Reuters) - A Buddhist has been beheaded in Muslim-majority southern Thailand, police said on Monday, the fourth decapitation of a Buddhist since violence erupted in the region 18 months ago. Police found the body of the 59-year-old rubber plantation employee at his hut in Yaha district of Yala province late on Sunday. "We believe it must have been the work of those militants," a police officer said by telephone, declining to give further details of the incident in the largely Malay-speaking region, where more than 700 people have died in the violence. No group has claimed responsibility...
  • Arabs Stone Jews Visiting Temple Mount

    06/06/2005 7:38:41 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 27 replies · 734+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun. 6, 2005 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    Several hundred Arabs pelted police and Jewish visitors with stones on the Temple Mount Monday, lightly injuring two Jews and a police officer, as the nation marked Jerusalem Day and the reunification of the capital 38 years ago. Police fired several stun grenades to disperse the rioters, and arrested a Palestinian who tried to attack a Jewish visitor, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said. The violence broke out at 9:15 a.m. as a small group of Jews touring the compound accompanied by police came under a hail of stones. Police quickly rushed reinforcements into the Temple Mount, and dispersed the...
  • Ask Me if I Care About ‘Mishandling’ of Koran

    06/05/2005 5:07:34 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 125 replies · 3,385+ views
    mensnewsdaily ^ | June 5, 2005 | Doug Patton
    First, Newsweek pulled a Dan Rather on us, running a fabricated story just because they wanted it to be true. They told the world that an American guard at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center had ripped pages from a prisoner’s Koran and flushed it down a toilet. As a result, innocent people died when practitioners of Islam rioted in protest in Afghanistan. Oops, said Newsweek , it seems we can’t back up our story. Oh well, it’s probably true; we just can’t prove it. (Isn’t it convenient for Newsweek that the media now have “Deep Throat” to talk about...
  • U. S. Citizen Held In Bush Assassination Plot

    02/22/2005 1:17:29 PM PST · by Pendragon_6 · 39 replies · 995+ views
    UPI ^ | 2-22-2005
    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. citizen Ahmed Omar Abu-Ali was charged in federal court Tuesday with plotting to assassinate President Bush with either a gun or a car bomb. Abu-Ali was named in a six-count terrorism indictment in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., upon his return from Saudi Arabia, where he had been held for nearly two years, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. He was ordered held without bond and a detention hearing was scheduled for Thursday.
  • Bush Gives Palestinians $20 Million

    12/08/2004 8:09:37 AM PST · by yonif · 190 replies · 3,079+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Dec 8, 2004
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration on Wednesday announced it was giving $20 million in direct aid to the Palestinian Authority to help it through a financial crisis. A senior Bush administration official said it hoped the aid would encourage additional donations from other countries "at a time when the Palestinian Authority is in desperate need of budget support to pay its bills, maintain stability and allow it to focus on the larger question of governing." The Palestinian Authority is facing a severe financial crisis due to falling tax revenues during four years of violence which has paralyzed the Palestinian...
  • U.N.'s Annan targets wave of anti-Muslim bigotry

    12/07/2004 11:37:26 AM PST · by kattracks · 54 replies · 1,466+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/07/04 | Irwin Arieff
    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Countering a surge in anti-Islamic bigotry requires urgent action by Muslims as well as non-Muslims, governments, the media and educators, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Tuesday. Muslims must condemn and isolate extremists who target and kill civilians in the name of their religion and governments must make good on commitments to protect Muslims from discrimination, Annan told a seminar on Islam and intolerance at U.N. headquarters. At the same time, others must recognize that anti-Western feelings of some Muslims have been fed by a history of colonialism and domination by the West and...
  • Muslim voices

    12/06/2004 11:54:34 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 4 replies · 472+ views
    Renew America Website ^ | December 3, 2004 | LIda Fabrizio
    Muslim voices Lisa Fabrizio Lisa Fabrizio December 3, 2004 I usually write my own column, but recent events in the Middle East call for voices from that region to be heard among the mainstream media din. Some Muslims promote Jihad while others support democratic reform. It has long been my contention that — contrary to the caterwauling of the American and European left — the forces of the current Islamist Jihad are limited by their preferred method of combat and by one of their main tenets; opposition to democratic institutions. The first is a fact of nature: A movement whose...
  • Muslim Holidays Earn Growing Recognition in U.S.

    12/04/2004 5:15:02 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 82 replies · 1,543+ views
    US Department of State-US Information Programs ^ | December 3, 2004 | US Department of State-US Information Programs
    Washington -- The county council of Howard County, Maryland -- a suburb of Washington and Baltimore -- made headlines recently when it passed legislation prohibiting the scheduling of public hearings on the two Eid holidays, the most holy days in Islam. Although Howard County's action is unusual, it does reflect a growing trend toward official recognition of Muslim holidays in the United States, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which informally tracks such developments. Especially since the attacks of September 11, 2001, "more and more Muslims are working to get their communities integrated into U.S. society and have...
  • Islam stands for universal peace

    12/04/2004 12:03:31 PM PST · by miltonim · 77 replies · 3,082+ views
    Bangladesh Independent News Source ^ | Dec 3, 2004 | By Abdul Muqit Chowdhury
    Islam stands for universal peace Human dignity has been proclaimed in the Holy Quran : "And surely we have honoured the children of Adam...." (17:70) Fraternity and unity of mankind has also been proclaimed : "Mankind was one single nation....."(2:213) "Verily this brotherhood of yours is a single brotherhood..." (21:92) "Mankind was but one nation, but differed (later)." (10:19) There are other verses in the Quran on unity, integrity and solidarity of humanity. The Holy Quran marks the friends of division and conflict in the human race, which lead to human disaster and destruction : "But people have cut off...
  • White Muslim

    12/03/2004 5:34:26 PM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 99 replies · 4,324+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | 12/1/2004 | Brendan Bernhard
    Five days before 9/11, Charles Vincent bought his first Koran. Six weeks later, while smoke was still pouring from the remains of the World Trade Center, he formally converted to Islam in the mosque attached to the Islamic Cultural Center on 96th Street and Third Avenue in New York City. A blonde, blue-eyed 29-year-old from Torrance, California, he readily admits that he chose an unlikely moment to fall in love with the world's most newsworthy religion. But in the three years since, his devotion to Islam has only deepened. Like a growing number of white Americans and Europeans, he has...
  • The Sleeping World Is Awakening To The Dangers Of Islam

    11/30/2004 3:40:00 PM PST · by ExSoldier · 54 replies · 4,056+ views
    BushCountry.org ^ | 11/3004 | Barbara J. Stock
    This past week, I have received many responses from Muslims concerning my two most recent columns: ''Followers of Islam: Can You See the Blood on Your Hands'' and ''Here Comes the Arab/Muslim Outrage.'' In one breath, some of the writers would call themselves ''intellectuals'' and then accuse me of being a Jew when I put tough questions to them that they could not answer. They maintained that as an American, I just was not intelligent enough to understand Islam. The mistake these ''intellectuals'' made is believing that I have any intention of ''understanding'' Islam.   It has taken me since...
  • Muslims reject linking Islam to terrorism

    11/30/2004 3:00:41 PM PST · by M. Espinola · 84 replies · 4,358+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11-30-04 | UPI
    Tripoli, Libya, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Muslim clerics and scholars meeting in Libya from around the world Tuesday denounced attempts to link Islam to terrorism as an injustice to one billion Muslims. A final communiqué, issued at the end of a two-day conference in Tripoli organized by the International Islamic Daawa (Call) organization, called on participants to combat all actions that tarnish Islam and undermine its aspects of love and tolerance. The conferees, some 500 clerics and scholars from 120 countries, condemned all aspects of injustice, enmity and the use of force such as invasions, sieges and wars in violation...
  • Muslim rappers combine Islamic beliefs with popular music

    11/29/2004 7:01:38 AM PST · by missyme · 36 replies · 1,083+ views
    Religion News ^ | November 29th, 2004
    CHICAGO -- When David Kelly -- aka "Capital D" -- raps, he doesn't follow the mainstream mantra of women, cars and jewelry. Instead, the Chicago rapper uses his rhymes to dish out praise for Allah, criticize the war in Iraq and blast corporate America. Kelly is among a new group of Muslim rap artists gaining popularity among Muslim-Americans looking for entertainment that reflects both their mainstream tastes and religious beliefs. "Muslims in the United States are not going away. They're part of the culture, but they're not creating their own culture," Kelly says. "I try to show them that you...
  • Poll: 33% of British Muslims want more integration into mainstream British culture

    11/28/2004 6:48:04 PM PST · by kupia_kummi · 23 replies · 2,104+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | November 28, 2004
    ONDON – Hunched in black robes over his microphone, Sheikh Omar Bakri suddenly heaves himself upright in rhetorical climax and pounds the table. "Embrace capitalism or Christianity, you go to hellfire!" he bellows. The crowd of men seated before him nod in agreement as Sheikh Bakri warns against misplaced sympathy for Western society. "Don't think that because [the unbelievers] give us income support we should have less hate," he continues. "Because we hate not for our sakes, but for the sake of Allah." ... Hard-line Islamists like Bakri have become the bête noire for Britons who question whether the growing...
  • Afghanistan: For Abducted Girl, Fear Of Honor Killing By Relatives Follows A Rape

    11/26/2004 2:13:31 PM PST · by kupia_kummi · 28 replies · 1,145+ views
    Radio Free Europe ^ | November 25, 2004 | Antoine Blua
    Prague-- (RFE/RL) -- Rahima is a 12-year-old girl who was kidnapped on her way home from school in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. After 18 days of detention, during which she was raped, Rahima was recently released by law-enforcement agencies. Rahima was the second girl from the same school to be kidnapped this year, while three girls were reportedly found dead in Kunduz. In Rahima's case, Kunduz's security police commander Abdulmutaleb Baig says three people involved were arrested and the file turned over to a prosecutor. "He destroyed my life. If I want a husband I would marry a...
  • Happy Thanksgiving - Except if you are Muslim

    11/25/2004 6:28:29 AM PST · by isthisnickcool · 36 replies · 1,058+ views
    We have studied the background of Thanksgiving day- to express gratitude to the favours of the natives of the 16th century. IN principal to express gratefulness and gratitude for favours rendered is encouraged. However, Thanksgiving being a national holiday express its salient position in the American culture, which has many unislamic values and principles. Celebrating Thanksgiving purposefully or subordinately is an expression of accepting the general American Culture. It is not celebrated independent of the American Culture. In view of the above it is not permissible to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best Mufti Ebrahim Desai FATWA DEPT.
  • Afghan immigrant, 10, thankful and a winner (WARNING! Tissues may be needed)

    11/25/2004 5:54:09 AM PST · by SandRat · 39 replies · 2,826+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 11/25/04 | Arthur H. Rotstein
    Zohal Faqeeri has more reason than ever to be thankful this Thanksgiving Day. The 10-year-old girl from Kabul, Afghanistan, is thankful not only to be living with her family in the United States, but also because she won a contest with her essay on what she is thankful for. snip--- cause the author writes for AP ---- snip ----
  • 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...
  • Tragic Endings for Many Child Brides

    11/22/2004 6:20:43 PM PST · by kupia_kummi · 37 replies · 1,677+ views
    Institute for War and Peace Reporting ^ | November 18, 2004 | Najibullah Amiri and Nematullah Tanin
    Zeinab was 10 and had no choice. Her father sold her for 1,200 US dollars into marriage to a 50-year-old deaf mute. Her wedding night was a brutal affair, which she later described it as "rape". Over the next few years, she kept running back to her family home but her father beat her and chained her until her husband came to take her away. Finally, Zeinab ran to Kabul, where she met with a kind woman who took her into her home. She lived with the women’s family and, after some years, met a young male relative. The pair...
  • Animated Islam ("Mohammed: The Last Prophet")comes to movie US screens

    11/15/2004 2:45:14 PM PST · by yankeedame · 78 replies · 7,788+ views
    BBC On-Line ^ | 11/14/04 | Salim Rizvi
    Animated Islam comes to US screens By Salim Rizvi in New York Screenings began on Eid - the end of Ramadan After the turbulence that followed the attacks of 11 September, 2001, Muslims in America are making efforts to reach out to the rest of the country. An animated film of the life of the Prophet Mohammed is the latest attempt to improve the interaction of Muslims in US society. The movie, Mohammed: The Last Prophet, began screenings on the religious holiday, Eid, when Muslims celebrate the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. According to the film's distributors, the...
  • Islamist wave sweeps Kuwait; Piety on the march

    11/15/2004 1:10:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 20 replies · 1,086+ views
    arabtimes ^ | 16th Nov 2004 | arabtimes
    KUWAIT (RTRS): At a Kuwaiti hotel Sheikh Ali Abu al-Hassan holds an audience spellbound with his talk about “the pleasures of heaven”, a paradise where true Muslims will enjoy virgins, eternal bliss and bounty. Down the road at Kuwait’s university, women and men are brought down to earth with the reality of life in the country. They are segregated to prevent them from “sin”. Islamist protests in Kuwait have forced the government to ban pop concerts, while at hospitals devout women surgeons are refusing to operate on men saying it is religiously forbidden for them to see their genitals. In...
  • Followers of Islam: Can You See the Blood on Your Hands?

    11/15/2004 7:05:59 AM PST · by RepCath · 19 replies · 1,060+ views
    Michigan News ^ | 11/15/2004 | Barbara J. Stock
    Since the events of September 11, 2001, we Americans have spent much time reassuring Muslims that we are sure that the radical among them is a small number. President Bush has repeatedly stated that a small number of fanatics have “hijacked” a peaceful religion. But is Islam a “peaceful” religion? Certainly the vast majority of Muslims would have a problem with actually beheading another human being or slitting a toddler’s throat but there are many Muslims who find nothing wrong with this behavior. They read their Quran and agree that it is all justified. Indeed, if one reads the Quran,...
  • Radical Islam Appears to Be Spreading

    11/14/2004 12:26:17 PM PST · by No Blue States · 89 replies · 3,799+ views
    ap ^ | 11-14-04 | BRIAN MURPHY
    ATHENS, Greece - The same day Dutch mourners gathered outside a crematorium for a final goodbye to slain filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, police on the other side of the world made a horrific discovery in a hut: the decapitated body of a Thai laborer. The two events - in settings as different as tidy and prosperous Holland and a tropical rubber plantation in southern Thailand - bear similarities that suggest new flash points in the global struggle against radical Islam. A note impaled on Van Gogh's body by the alleged Muslim killer threatened further attacks against Dutch politicians in the...
  • Bomber's family condemn militants

    11/01/2004 4:16:03 PM PST · by Redcloak · 12 replies · 188+ views
    The BBC ^ | Monday, 1 November, 2004, 23:16 GMT
    Last Updated: Monday, 1 November, 2004, 23:16 GMT Bomber's family condemn militants The bomb was detonated in a shop in a busy Tel Aviv market The mother of a teenage suicide bomber who blew himself up and killed three Israelis in Tel Aviv has criticised the militants who recruited him. More than 30 others were wounded when 16-year-old Amer al-Fahr detonated about 5kg of explosives in a shop in the Israeli city's busy Carmel market. The leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said one of its members had carried out the attack. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was among...
  • Martial Law Is Declared After 150 Die in Clashes in Central China

    10/31/2004 5:27:31 PM PST · by fso301 · 32 replies · 1,271+ views
    New York Times ^ | Oct 31, 2004 | JOSEPH KAHN
    Martial Law Is Declared After 150 Die in Clashes in Central China By JOSEPH KAHN Published: November 1, 2004 EIJING, Oct. 31 - Ethnic clashes between majority Han Chinese and Hui Muslims left almost 150 people dead and forced the authorities to declare martial law in a section of Henan Province in central China, journalists and witnesses in the region said Sunday. The fighting flared Friday and continued into the weekend after a Hui taxi driver's car hit and killed a 6-year-old Han girl, prompting recriminations between different ethnic groups in neighboring villages, the journalists and witnesses said. One individual...
  • Muslims wary of backlash following Bin Laden tape

    10/31/2004 3:35:14 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 80 replies · 3,999+ views
    WTNH-TV.com ^ | October 29, 2004 | Michael Herzenberg
    (New Haven-WTNH, Oct. 29, 2004 10:00 PM) _ Muslim-Americans are fearful of the possible fallout from the Osama bin Laden tape. Muslim leaders in New Haven are worried the tape could make them targets of intolerance. "It's just disheartening." New Haven's Islamic leaders reject Osama bin Laden and his message. In a newly released video the terrorist leader ties Muslim security to American security. Those threats are not accepted by American born Muslims. "To speak about security and threatening people, I think that anyone who as we said has a heart alive and feels for humanity would shake their head...
  • Calling Muslims to get out and vote Activist labors to mobilize Islamic vote

    10/31/2004 1:57:42 PM PST · by ninonitti · 19 replies · 458+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 31, 2004 | By Colleen Walsh, Globe Correspondent
    These days his alarm rings at 4:30 a.m. The wakeup call gives Mushtaque Alikhan Mirza, a practicing Muslim fasting for the celebration of Ramadan, just enough time for breakfast before sunrise. Then he settles in to work for the next 15 hours -- for free. Within minutes he's installed in front of the computer in his Cambridge home. There he will remain until 9 or 10 p.m., volunteering his time by sending countless e-mails and making call upon call to Muslims around the country. "I have been calling the Somalian communities in Minneapolis and the Arab communities in Michigan," said...
  • Iran: 13 year old sentenced to stoning appeals to Human Rights Watch

    10/31/2004 11:08:32 AM PST · by freedom44 · 13 replies · 749+ views
    AIS ^ | 10/31/04 | AIS
    Zhila Izadyar, a 13-year-old young teenager who was raped and impregnated by her 15-year-old brother, faced the possibility of the medieval death penalty of stoning to death. She was held captive in prison where she had suffered fifty-five lashes. Her physical condition has significantly degraded, and she is desparately crying for the help of Human Rights Watch groups. After suffering fifty-five lashes Zhila and her brother, Bakhtiar, were transferred to a home in Sanandaj where they are recovering. There have been no decisions made in regards to neither their future education nor their security in public. For Zhila who suffers...
  • Muslims 'need strong media campaign to boost image'

    10/30/2004 4:23:08 AM PDT · by Ginifer · 42 replies · 1,176+ views
    GulfNews.com ^ | 30 Oct 04 | Nissar Hoath
    Abu Dhabi: The Muslim world needs a strong media presence to counter Western propaganda that damages the image of Islam, an American Muslim leader told Gulf News. Responding to a question about the media in the West and its portrayal of Islam and Muslims, Khalid Ahmad, president of American Congress of Muslim Youth, said it was the weaknesses of Muslims that had led to the deteriorating image of Islam. "To an American, most of the terrorist activities are coming from the Muslim world. I suggest Muslims need to have a strong media front to counter the Western media and improve...
  • Bin Laden Says He Ordered 9/11 Attacks

    10/29/2004 2:57:50 PM PDT · by TexKat · 66 replies · 1,566+ views
    AP ^ | 10/29/04 | MAGGIE MICHAEL
    CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden, addressing the American public ahead of presidential elections, said in a video aired Friday that the United States can avoid another Sept. 11 attack if it stops threatening the security of Muslims. Reading a statement, the al-Qaida leader refrained from threats of new attacks and instead appealed to Americans. "Your security is not in the hands of Kerry, Bush or al-Qaida. Your security is in your own hands," bin Laden said, referring to the president and his Democratic opponent. "Each state that does not mess with our security, has naturally guaranteed its own security."...
  • Muslims cite betrayal by Bush

    10/29/2004 12:04:24 PM PDT · by milestogo · 17 replies · 733+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | KRISTEN MACK
    Muslims cite betrayal by Bush Polls show many of them who voted for him in 2000 will not be doing so in '04 By KRISTEN MACKCopyright 2004 Houston Chronicle A poll conducted by Zogby International for Georgetown University's Muslims in the American Public Square, or Project MAPS, found that by a margin of 76 percent to 7 percent, Muslims are backing Kerry over Bush."That shift was a surprise for us. Even in 2000, they gave their vote overwhelmingly to George Bush," said Zahid Bukhari, director of Project MAPS. "Muslims are not only changing their voting preferences but also their party...
  • San Diego orders religious banners down (Ramadan banners)

    10/24/2004 2:11:19 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 36 replies · 4,352+ views
    San Diego - The city ordered the removal of 16 Ramadan banners from lamposts, angering Muslim business owners who say the decision was discriminatory.For five years, the signs have been a fixture in a southeastern San Diego community during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and prayer. The green-and-white banners feature a half moon, star and the words "Ramadan Mubarak," which means "blessed Ramadan."Abdur-Rahim Hameed, president of the Black Contractors Association, said the removal was "a very upsetting thing." He asked whether the city would also order Christians to take down displays, and said Muslim Americans were being targeted...
  • Govt praises Somali and Jewish reaction to hate mail campaign

    09/28/2004 7:42:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies · 139+ views
    Stuff.NZ ^ | 9-28-04
    Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter has praised Wellington's Somali and Jewish communities for their response to a hate mail campaign that may be designed to fuel racial tension between the two groups. Abusive, racist, hate letters, some stuffed with pieces of pork, have been sent to Wellington Muslims, mainly to Somali families in the suburb of Miramar. Police are investigating the letters, which follow two recent desecrations of Jewish cemeteries in the city. Community leaders say the hate mail campaign may be designed to fuel racial tensions between local Jews and Muslims. Wellington Somali Council vice-chairman Adam Awad said though...