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  • Report: Saudi judge considers paralysis punishment

    08/19/2010 11:01:28 AM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8-19-10 | SALAH NASRAWI,
    A Saudi judge has asked several hospitals in the country whether they could damage a man's spinal cord as punishment after he was convicted of attacking another man with a cleaver and paralyzing him, local newspapers reported on Thursday. Saudi Arabia enforces strict Islamic law and occasionally metes out punishments based on the ancient legal code of an eye-for-an-eye. However, Saudi King Abdullah has been trying to clamp down on extremist ideology. The reports said Abdul-Aziz al-Mutairi, 22, was left paralyzed after a fight more than two years ago and asked a judge to impose an equivalent punishment on his...
  • 2 year-old Muslim girl beaten to death last week in Chicago…Where is the outrage?

    04/13/2009 8:43:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 77 replies · 3,993+ views
    Examiner ^ | April 12 | Dave Gibson
    On the night of April 5, Orland Park police arrested Nour Hadid, 26 after paramedics rushed her 2 year-old niece Bhia to Palos Community Hospital. The little girl was unconscious and died from severe injuries to her brain and kidneys, which she sustained during four days of beatings. Emergency room doctors said that her tiny body was covered with at least 55 bruises. Assistant State's Attorney Debra Lawler told reporters that Bhia had been beaten over and over with wooden spoons by Hadid. The Jordanian national, who was apparently enraged because her husband accused her of stealing money from him....
  • Painting of Muhammad given to Regional US Embassy as gift shows killing attackers

    09/30/2008 5:29:49 AM PDT · by BCW · 15 replies · 906+ views
    Babylon's Covert War ^ | 30 SEPT 2008 | BCW
    The painting above was a gift to a regional embassy south of Baghdad and was presented to the staff as such. Understand that this particular painting is illustrating much about what Islam, in its true nature, actually represents. Unlike Christianity, where one would not see Jesus Christ welding a sword and cutting down those that oppose him, instead the viewer sees a violent action occurring that is quite normal in Islamic society. The painting revels several points about the ideology of Islam. First, the single attacker is being killed by the faceless Muhammad, as is the group as a whole....
  • Another death threat -- from the same person (Robert Spencer)

    10/03/2006 5:54:49 AM PDT · by Earthdweller · 14 replies · 1,380+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10/03/2006 | Robert Spencer
    A new message this morning from, IP Anyone who insults any religion in the world is an agent of satan. Behold, Robert Damn Spencer hell dweller is a hate preacher. He loves to hate Islam and I love to slit his throat. This will be soon. He will pay for what he wrote or said. Wait Spencer, wait you have time, enjoy it as much as you can because you will taste hell like never before. your own personal hell..
  • Bobblehead Muhammed?

    10/01/2006 11:23:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 173 replies · 6,780+ views
    All contents © 2006 Daily News, L.P. ^ | Originally published on October 1, 2006 | BY TINA MOORE
    A ceramic bobblehead doll of the Prophet Muhammed - created to resemble the infamous caricature published by a Danish newspaper - is being hawked online for $22.99 a pop by an ex-Marine. The unapologetic creator, Timothy Ames, 28, said the bobblehead is similar to "dashboard Jesus" figurines that can be stuck with adhesive to flat surfaces. "I thought, 'If they flipped out over some cartoons what will they do with a dashboard Muhammed?'" Ames said from his home in Hawaii. But Islamic experts are not amused, saying the bobbleheads could anger Muslims, whose religion strictly prohibits depictions of the prophet....
  • Time to talk [Time to PUKE]

    09/21/2006 12:26:05 PM PDT · by Alouette · 26 replies · 877+ views
    Idiot Acharonot ^ | Sept. 21, 2006 | Lee "IQ in the negative numbers" Marsden
    By stigmatising organisations such as Hizbullah, Hamas, there is no longer necessity to respect their constituencies, democratic mandates Lee Marsden Published: 09.21.06, 16:59 Today, the United States’ campaign to reshape the Middle East is an unmitigated disaster. The ambitious project to create a democratic region has resulted in the deaths of over seventy thousand people, mainly civilians, in the Middle East and beyond. Recent democratic elections in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, the Palestinian Territories and Israel have resulted in more rather than less violence. For Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice this may be the acceptable “birth pangs of democracy” but for...
  • Muslim Leaders Call for 'Day of Rage' Over Pope's Comments (Friday)

    09/18/2006 12:55:59 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 166 replies · 3,667+ views
    ABC News ^ | sept 18, ,2006 | Mike Lee
    LONDON, Sept. 18, 2006 — Three words suddenly have a lot of Westerners worried and, it must be said, likely making some wrong assumptions about modern Islam. "Yaum al Ghadab" is Arabic for "Day of Rage." When the Qatari Islamic scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi called for a Day of Rage this Friday in response to Pope Benedict XVI's remarks about Muslims, it might have sounded like a call for street violence. But if there is trouble Friday, and there could well be, it will not be because of language but because of what some people choose to do after they have...
  • HPD, airport security at odds over incident

    07/10/2006 5:23:41 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 36 replies · 1,509+ views
    Houston police and the federal Transportation Security Administration disagree over who is responsible for allowing a man with what appeared to be bomb components board an aircraft at Hobby Airport last week. The report states that a man with a Middle Eastern name and a ticket for a Delta Airlines flight to Atlanta shook his head when screeners asked if he had a laptop computer in his baggage, but an X-ray machine operator detected a laptop. A search of the man's baggage revealed a clock with a 9-volt battery taped to it and a copy of the Quran, the report...
  • From Today There is No More Mohammad

    02/27/2006 6:55:48 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 48 replies · 1,829+ views ^ | 2/27/2006 | Pete Fisher
    The NY Times ran this article about riots in Nigeria related to the Mohammed Cartoons that I found on the Western Resistance site shows that the people of this world are getting fed up with Muslims and their agenda. It seems that some countries have been beginning to take more stringent action against Islam and its violent antics as well as the way they treat non-Mohammedans in countries around the globe. With statements such as “This is Igbo land, No more Muslims can live here” and “From today there is no more Mohammed” showing the patience of people around the...
  • Sangla Hill case: Yousaf Masih, 88 Muslims acquitted [Church Burning]

    02/24/2006 12:46:08 PM PST · by ncountylee · 2 replies · 312+ views
    dailytimes ^ | February 24, 2006 | Ali Waqar
    LAHORE: The Lahore Anti Terrorist Court on Thursday acquitted Yousaf Masih, of alleged blasphemy in Sangla Hill, and 88 people of burning churches because of lack of evidence. Justice Muqarab Khan gave the judgment on Wednesday and ordered the release of all accused. Masih was acquitted after the accuser told the court that Yousaf was not the man who burnt a Quran Mahal. Also, missionary representatives submitted that the arrested 88 Muslims were not those who set the churches and other missionary properties on fire. On February 18, the court ordered the release of 64 men, charged in the Sangla...
  • Alleged Muslim terrorists gun down 6 Christians-Victims 1st were asked if they believed in Christ...

    02/20/2006 11:20:33 PM PST · by bildabare · 21 replies · 916+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 21, 2006
    According to the report, at least five terrorists believed to be linked to al-Qaida murdered six or more Christians by gunfire after asking them if they believed in Christ on the front doorsteps of their homes. The incident occurred on the morning of Feb. 2 in the village of Patikul on the small Philippine island of Jolo, which is predominantly Muslim. At least one witness said a baby girl was among the casualties. Five people were injured during the door-to-door questioning. The Islamic terrorist group Abu Sayyaf, which means "Bearer of the Sword" is assumed responsible for the attacks, as...
  • Breaking News: San Diego Link to "Kind Hearts" Charity

    02/20/2006 10:54:07 PM PST · by CyberAnt · 56 replies · 2,678+ views
    FOX 6 TV Channel ^ | February 20, 2006 | Reporter: Tom Patton
    The local San Diego FOX-6 Channel has just broken the story tonight that the San Diego Chapter of "Kind Hearts" Charity has also had it's finances frozen for having links to terrorist organizations. Two of the 9/11 hijackers were living and taking flying lessons here in San Diego.
  • Teen held in killing of priest allegedly received orders through webcam, says father

    02/09/2006 6:09:44 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 17 replies · 1,007+ views
    The Hindu/AP ^ | Feb 9 06
    Ankara, Feb. 9 (AP): The father of a teenager suspected of killing a Catholic priest said his son claimed he was ordered to carry out the shooting, a report said on Thursday. Rev. Andrea Santoro, a 60-year-old Italian, was shot to death Sunday at his church along the Black Sea Coast. Witnesses say the killer screamed ``Allahu Akbar,'' Arabic for ``God is great,'' before firing two bullets into Santoro's back as he kneeled to pray. The priest's body was returned to Italy on Tuesday. A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Tuesday. Police said they seized a 9mm handgun, and a...
  • Islamic scholar who disseminated cartoons of Prophet speaks out

    02/08/2006 5:25:10 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 63 replies · 1,865+ views
    Canadian Broadcast News ^ | Wed, 08 Feb 2006 10:53:08 EST | CBC News
    The Danish Islamic scholar who brought cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad to the attention of Muslim leaders around the world says he was only trying to boost his campaign to get an apology from the Danish newspaper that first published them. INDEPTH: Muhammad cartoons: A timeline Danish Islamic scholar Ahmed Akkari, right, and Carsten Juste, editor in chief of the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten, which published cartoons depicting the Prophet, before a debate on Danish television, Sunday, Feb. 5. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Carsten Snejbjerg) "I guess we took the illustrations to influential people so they could help," Ahmed Akkari told CBC News...
  • Protests Use of Photo in Controversy

    02/08/2006 2:11:12 PM PST · by Dewy · 56 replies · 1,417+ views
    Bellsouth ^ | 2/8/06 | Associated Press
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - The Associated Press protested Wednesday the misleading inclusion of an AP photograph in a pamphlet purporting to show images offensive to Islam. The picture shows a bearded man wearing fake pig ears, a pig nose, and a pink embroidered cap on his head. He was wearing the costume while participating in a pig-squealing contest at an annual festival in a farm village in southern France last summer. The AP sent out the photo describing the pig-squealing contest on Aug. 14, 2005. The photo had no connection with Islam or the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad published...
  • Today censors may be coming for Mohammed cartoons; tomorrow your words and ideas they will silence

    02/06/2006 7:07:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies · 1,838+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2-6-06 | Jeff Jacoby
    WE ARE ALL DANES NOW! Hindus consider it sacrilegious to eat meat from cows, so when a Danish supermarket ran a sale on beef and veal last fall, Hindus everywhere reacted with outrage. India recalled its ambassador to Copenhagen, and Danish flags were burned in Calcutta, Bombay, and Delhi. A Hindu mob in Sri Lanka severely beat two employees of a Danish-owned firm, and demonstrators in Nepal chanted: ''War on Denmark! Death to Denmark!"In many places, shops selling Dansk china or Lego toys were attacked by rioters, and two Danish embassies were firebombed. It didn't happen, of course. Hindus may...
  • UPDATED: The Cartoon War: A Collision of Values

    02/06/2006 6:48:23 AM PST · by finnman69 · 4 replies · 488+ views
    Austin Bay ^ | 2/5/06 | Austin Bay
    UPDATED: The Cartoon War: A Collision of Values Filed under: General — site admin @ 8:19 am Nope, it’s not a “row.” It’s a war.At first take the name The Cartoon War may suggest something comic, exaggerated, or surreal. Those elements are in play– definitely in play. Cartoon and War are a collision, words that should not appear in the same serious sentence. They are a collision of values. But that’s the core of this, isn’t it? Likewise, the very real violence and anger add a heavy, instructive irony. The war between open and closed societies is not superficial,...
  • Fabricated cartoons worsened Danish controversy

    02/05/2006 9:32:31 PM PST · by dervish · 6 replies · 597+ views
    The Counterterrorism Blog ^ | 2/2/06 | Lorenzo Vidino
    The controversy over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed is expanding, as more Muslims join the boycott and protests against Denmark and various European newspapers decide to publish the cartoons, mostly out of solidarity with Jyllands Posten and to make a strong political stand. One issue that puzzles many Danes is the timing of this outburst. The cartoons were published in September: Why have the protests erupted from Muslims worldwide only now? The person who knows the answer to this question is Ahmed Abdel Rahman Abu Laban, a man that the Washington Post has recently profiled as “one...
  • Democracy has a gun held to its head

    02/05/2006 5:16:46 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 100 replies · 2,944+ views
    Telegraph (London) ^ | 2/5/2006 | Editorial Staff
    Last week, Muslims marched in the centre of London chanting "Freedom go to Hell!" There could be no more graphic illustration of the paradox at the heart of the cartoon row. These protesters were exercising - and in many cases abusing - the freedom of protest and freedom of assembly that are foundation stones of British democracy. Yet, even as they exploited these hard-won liberties, they were calling for them to be abolished. This newspaper would not have published the cartoons of Mohammed at the centre of this controversy, images which we regard as vulgar and fatuously insulting. But -...
  • Arab Cartoons Trash 9/11, Holocaust

    02/04/2006 7:52:33 AM PST · by bnelson44 · 53 replies · 2,448+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Feb. 3, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Muslims all over the world are outraged over a series of cartoons that have appeared in European newspapers in recent months that feature the prophet Mohammed in ways that suggest he condones terrorism. Al Jazeera reports, for instance: "Up to 300 Indonesian Muslims went on a rampage in the lobby of a building housing the Danish embassy in Jakarta on Friday. Shouting 'Allahu Akbar' [God is Greatest], they smashed lamps with bamboo sticks, threw chairs, lobbed rotten eggs and tomatoes and tore up a Danish flag."
  • In Turkish Movie, Americans Kill Innocents

    02/02/2006 10:05:52 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 57 replies · 1,566+ views
    AP ^ | 020206 | BENJAMIN HARVEY
    ISTANBUL, Turkey (Feb. 2) - In the most expensive Turkish movie ever made, American soldiers in Iraq crash a wedding and pump a little boy full of lead in front of his mother.
  • First they came for the funny ones

    02/01/2006 8:16:27 AM PST · by nuconvert · 46 replies · 2,225+ views
    OrlandoSentinel ^ | February 1, 2006 | Kathleen Parker
    First they came for the funny ones Published February 1, 2006 Kathleen Parker Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of political cartoonists. Not this time for the ones losing newspaper jobs, but for those whose lives are literally on the line thanks to outraged Islamists offering a bounty for their heads. The cartoonists in question are a dozen Danish artists who drew Muhammad-themed cartoons last September for the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten during an exercise to test the limits of free speech. The cartoon-a-thon was conceived in response to complaints from a Danish author...
  • Muslims protest against cartoons lampooning the Prophet: ISLAM AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    01/30/2006 12:28:17 PM PST · by rface · 20 replies · 2,920+ views
    Bangkok Post ^ | 01.31.2006 | staff
    Dubai _ Muslim governments, clerics and parliamentarians are raising their voices in protest against the Danish government for not acting against cartoons published in a Danish newspaper portraying Islam's Prophet Mohammed as a terrorist. The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the world's largest Islamic political group made up of 57 member states, on Saturday called on Muslims to stick to peaceful protests and said Denmark should ''categorically condemn'' the cartoons published last September in Jyllands-Posten, in which the Prophet is shown wearing a turban shaped as a bomb. Islam does not allow the depiction of Prophet Mohammed, even if...
  • Scandinavians threatened over cartoons of Prophet (Clinton chimes in-on the side of the terrorists)

    01/30/2006 11:44:11 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 58 replies · 2,202+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 30th, 2005 | By Per Bech Thomsen
    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark warned its citizens on Monday to avoid Saudi Arabia, and gunmen in Gaza said any Scandinavians there risked attack, as Muslim fury mounted over newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. ADVERTISEMENT Denmark has defended the newspaper Jyllands-Posten's right to publish the satirical drawings that seemed to portray the Prophet as a terrorist and which a Norwegian paper has run too. Some Muslims, who deem images of prophets disrespectful and caricatures blasphemous, have threatened Danes and demanded an apology. Saudi Arabia has recalled its envoy from Denmark and its religious leaders called for a boycott of Danish...
  • CNN's Carol Lin and the French "African-Americans"

    11/14/2005 4:15:21 AM PST · by Republican Red · 92 replies · 4,847+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 11, 2005 | David Lanza
    CNN's Carol Lin and the French "African-Americans" The Paris riots have highlighted more than any other issue in recent years not only the bias, but the ignorance of the "old media." Internet readers have studied the situation in Europe for years. Numerous writers, from Mark Steyn to Ba'at Yeor to Debbie Schlussel, have long predicted the decline of Europe and the jihad that we have seen over the past few weeks. But the "old media" personalities still have no clue as to what is going on. And their reporting and commentary has taken on an almost comical quality as a...
  • Christian mother abducted, stripped and tortured in front of husband and sons by Muslim gangsters

    02/05/2005 4:32:12 AM PST · by underlying · 36 replies · 4,482+ views
    55 year Christian mother Hanifan Bibi abducted, stripped and tortured in front of husband and sons by Muslim influential gangsters PCP Report. Lahore. The agony of Hanifan Bibi family is not the first incident but thousands of Christian families in every street and colony of Pakistan face same situation by surrounding Muslim majority population. Any one by fear of Muslim influential persons does not know some cases surface and thousand incidents not reported. The incident of Hanifan Bibi is not matter of gangsters only but Muslim Member of Punjab Assembly seems also supporting gangster Muslim brethren against Christian victimizations....
  • Islamic cleric urges all Muslims to reject terrorism(One of the most influential clerics speaks out)

    01/23/2005 11:29:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 194 replies · 2,666+ views
    Inquirer ^ | 2005-01-23 | Allan Nawal
    MECCA, Saudi Arabia -- One of Saudi Arabia's most influential clerics urged Muslims to eschew terrorism, saying attacks on the innocent were not in accordance with the teachings of Islam. "Islam is a religion of moderation. Extremism has no place in Islam," Sheikh Abdurahman Al-Sudais of the Masjid'l Haram (Grand Mosque) said in a sermon delivered for Friday's Eid'l Adha (feast of sacrifice). He called on followers of Islam to exert all efforts to protect non-Muslims. Hundreds of thousands of people, from among some 2.5 million Muslims performing the haj pilgrimage in the kingdom, attended the Eid'l Adha prayers. Al-Sudais'...
  • Muslims Boycott Holocaust Remembrance (UK)

    01/22/2005 4:45:50 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 120 replies · 2,536+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | January 23, 2005 | David Leppard
    BRITISH Muslims are to boycott this week’s commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz because they claim it is not racially inclusive and does not commemorate the victims of the Palestinian conflict. Iqbal Sacranie, secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain, has written to Charles Clarke, the home secretary, saying the body will not attend the event unless it includes the “holocaust” of the Palestinian intifada. He said similar events held in other European countries was an “inclusive day” that commemorated deaths in Palestine, Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, as well as the former Nazi death camps. “We wrote to the...
  • 'ISLAMIC HATE' EYED IN SLAYS(threatened for making anti-Muslim remarks online)

    01/16/2005 1:03:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 322 replies · 9,316+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 16, 2005 | DOUGLAS MONTERO, STEFAN C. FRIEDMAN, and Heather Gilmore
    The father of a murdered New Jersey family was threatened for making anti-Muslim remarks online — and the gruesome quadruple slaying may have been the hateful retaliation, sources told The Post yesterday. Hossam Armanious, 47, who along with his wife and two daughters was found stabbed to death in his Jersey City home early Friday, would regularly debate religion in a Middle Eastern chat room, one source said.

    01/15/2005 4:27:27 PM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 262 replies · 9,178+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/15/2004 | Lorena Mongelli
    A family of Christians who fled persecution in Egypt ran into a bloody nightmare in Jersey City - where the husband, wife and their two daughters were found knifed to death in their home yesterday.The bodies of Hossam Armanious, 46, his wife, Amal Garas, and their two youg daughters - Sylvia, 15, and Monica, 8 - were found gagged with their throats slit at 4 a.m. yesterday inside the green, two-story, wood-frame home they moved into five years ago.Investigators were struggling to figure out who could have slaughtered the religiously devout family.Jersey City Police Chief Robert Troy Said police are...
  • Prosecutor charge 16 men with plotting terror attacks against U.S., Israeli embassies in Jordan

    01/10/2005 9:40:11 AM PST · by weegee · 1 replies · 455+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 9, 2005, 10:46PM | By SHAFIKA MATTAR
    AMMAN, Jordan -- Jordan charged 16 Islamic militants on Sunday with plotting terror attacks, including strikes against the U.S. and Israeli embassies in Amman. The suspected cell members were detained between August and September, but details about the allegations against them, surfaced only after they were charged at the office of Jordan's military prosecutor. One of the suspects remains at large. The men, led by 50-year-old Jordanian Abed al-Tahawi, were charged with conspiring to carry out the attacks and illegal possession of automatic weapons, a court official said. A military prosecutor accused the defendants of plotting attacks against the U.S....
  • Head Scarves Serve to Protect Iraqi Muslim, Christian Women Alike

    01/04/2005 9:55:53 PM PST · by paudio · 8 replies · 780+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Jan. 4, 2005 | Kenneth Chan
    As the months have passed since the U.S.-led invasion, fewer women in Iraq—Muslims and Christians alike—are daring to venture out without wearing a traditional Muslim head scarf, according to a recent report by the Washington Post. "Because of the current situation in the country, lack of security, the occupation and many other things, people started to look for a way to escape the terror," a psychology professor at Baghdad University told the Washington Post. "They want to hide or take shelter to protect themselves. For women, the scarf is the best way to protect them. Women believe the scarf will...
  • CAIR Named as a Defendant in 9/11 Terror Lawsuit

    01/02/2005 4:55:37 AM PST · by yoe · 49 replies · 2,874+ views
    Pipes weblog ^ | Jan. 2, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    This is from a December 30 e-mail and very important - know the enemy! CAIR Named as a Defendant in 9/11 Terror Lawsuit A class action lawsuit in the name of John P. O'Neill, Sr., stemming from the 9/11 atrocity, has named the Council on American-Islamic Relations as a defendant. (For those confused about the multiple 9/11 court cases, there is help on the way at Here are the paragraphs dealing with CAIR's role in the events of September 11, 2001, from the second amended class action complaint, filed today: 86. Council on American Islamic Relations and CAIR Canada...
  • Ansar al-Sunna claims attack on US base in Mosul: website (a martyrdom-seeking (suicide) operation)

    12/21/2004 9:07:21 AM PST · by Destro · 97 replies · 8,149+ views ^ | 12/21/2004 | AFP
    Ansar al-Sunna claims attack on US base in Mosul: website AFP: 12/21/2004 DUBAI, Dec 21 (AFP) - The Al-Qaeda linked Army of Ansar al-Sunna group claimed responsibility for an attack against a US military base Tuesday in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which reportedly killed at least 22 people, in a statement attributed to it on an Islamist website. "One of the mujahedeen of the Army of Ansar al-Sunna carried out a martyrdom-seeking (suicide) operation in a restaurant of the infidel occupation forces at the Ghazlani camp in Mosul," said the statement, whose authenticity could not be independently confirmed. US...
  • Islamic charities found liable for West Bank slaying

    12/09/2004 2:12:05 PM PST · by weegee · 9 replies · 483+ views
    Associated Press via Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 9, 2004, 7:34AM | By MIKE ROBINSON
    The parents of an American teenager killed by gunmen in the West Bank won $156 million from three Islamic groups and an alleged Hamas fund-raiser, one of the first jury awards against U.S.-based institutions accused of supporting terrorism. A federal court jury set $52 million in damages Wednesday in the suit brought by the parents of 17-year-old David Boim, who was shot near the Israeli settlement of Beit El. U.S. Magistrate Arlander Keys tripled the amount in accord with U.S. anti-terrorism law. The case was the first in which jurors awarded damages from U.S.-based charities accused of bankrolling Hamas, according...
  • Atkinson defends right to offend (U.K.)

    12/08/2004 12:02:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies · 1,626+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 07/12/2004 | Toby Helm
    Rowan Atkinson defended the right of comedians to poke fun at other people's religion last night as he joined the campaign against Government plans to create a new offence of incitement to religious hatred. The star of the BBC's Blackadder television series lined up with leading barristers, writers and politicians to oppose the proposed law. Ministers say the Bill will protect faith groups - particularly Muslims. Under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill, which will have its second reading in the Commons today, anyone judged to have stirred up religious hatred through threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour, would be...
  • ACLU seeking FBI files on activist probes

    12/01/2004 10:27:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,923+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 12/1/04 | Curt Andersen - AP
    WASHINGTON - The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking information from the FBI on why bureau task forces set up to combat terrorism also looked into anti-war, animal rights and environmental groups. Dozens of organizations have been subjected to scrutiny, according to the ACLU, which was filing Freedom of Information Act requests with the FBI on Thursday to try to find out why. "We think it's clear that the public is interested in the possible return of FBI spying on political and religious groups," said Ann Beeson, the ACLU's associate legal counsel. The FBI denies singling out individuals or groups...
  • MEMRI-TV latest clips: Wife beating Yes,Homosexuality No (Arab sheik);Jews like worms; 2 more.

    12/01/2004 12:09:03 PM PST · by Stoat · 21 replies · 2,942+ views
       #392 - Sheik Al-Qaradhawi: Wife Beating Yes, Homosexuality No. Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar) - 11/28,2004 - 00:04:39    #391 - A Documentary and a Discussion about Abu Mus'ab Al-Zarqawi LBC (Lebanon) - 11/28/2004 - 00:05:59    #390 - Fatah Leader Faruq Qaddumi: Two-States A Temporal Solution Al-'Alam TV (Iran) - 11/29/2004 - 00:02:25    #389 - Palestinian Historian 'Issam Sisalem: What Temple and What Shtemple?! The Jews Are Like Marine Worms Palestinian Authority TV - 11/21/2004 - 00:02:45  
  • Tourists repulse Arab attacker

    11/30/2004 9:08:59 AM PST · by yonif · 65 replies · 2,614+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov. 30, 2004 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    Two intoxicated female British tourists who were sexually assaulted by their Jerusalem Arab taxi driver fended him off with blows which left him hospitalized, police said Tuesday. The incident, which took place late Sunday night, began after the two tourists, who are in their 20's, were picked up by the driver from the city's popular Underground Disco and asked to be driven to the youth hostel in the Jerusalem community of Shoresh. On the way, the driver pulled over on a darkened patch of the road, and started to commit an indecent sexual act on one of the tourists, police...
  • Swedish Children for Sale

    11/29/2004 10:34:08 AM PST · by rang1995 · 32 replies · 1,857+ views
    frontpagemagazine ^ | 11/29/04 | Ilya Meyer
    Swedish Children for Sale By Ilya Meyer | November 29, 2004 In June 2004, Swedish mother Elizabeth Krantz's five children were kidnapped from Sweden by Krantz's estranged Palestinian husband Ismail Nowajah. The children -- Adam, Amina, Zakarias, Miriam and Sara -- range in age from six to sixteen. They were taken to the Gaza Strip against their will and in contravention of Swedish law and have since been incarcerated in separate locations. Their mother, from a small town outside Gothenburg on Sweden's west coast, has custody of the children, with visitation rights granted to her estranged husband. Ismail Nowajah...
  • Leaving slums of Paris, two Muslim teens turn to waging jihad

    11/27/2004 11:41:08 AM PST · by knighthawk · 45 replies · 4,936+ views
    AP Wire | November 27 2004 | Scheherezade Faramarzi/AP
    PARIS -- The two teenage friends hardly seemed like Islamic radicals. They smoked marijuana, drank beer, listened to rap music, and wore jeans. But the pair of French Muslims died insurgents in Iraq -- one a suicide car bomber, according to relatives who traced the young men's path from the slums of Paris through a religious school in Syria to the fight against the US-led coalition next door. Like many young Muslims in France, Abdelhalim Badjoudj and Redouane el-Hakim did not have jobs, and relatives and friends say they grew more alienated in recent years, surrounded by secular Western culture...
  • 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...
  • Dutch Muslims dismayed by anti-Islamic backlash

    11/13/2004 10:26:58 AM PST · by kattracks · 81 replies · 4,796+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/13/04 | Philip Blenkinsop
    THE HAGUE, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Selami Aydin's words will comfort many Dutch people if opinion polls are to be believed. "I'm thinking of going back to Turkey. Seriously," the 39-year-old Muslim said just a few hundred metres (yards) from the apartment police stormed last Wednesday after a 14-hour siege with suspected Islamic militants. "We're all frightened." The Netherlands' image as the land of tolerance has been shattered in the two weeks since outspoken filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered and a Muslim suspect arrested in the crime. Since Van Gogh's death on Nov. 2 there have been at...
  • Director Theo van Gogh murdered in Amsterdam (for his political views)

    11/02/2004 3:50:45 AM PST · by knighthawk · 50 replies · 1,079+ views
    Expatica ^ | November 02 2004
    AMSTERDAM — Film director Theo van Gogh was shot and killed in Amsterdam on Tuesday morning, his production company said. Theo van GoghBy midday, police had confirmed the film director's death, but earlier reporters at the scene say Van Gogh was shot and stabbed at the front door of the city council office on the Linnaeusstraat in Amsterdam around 9am. He managed to get to the other side of the street where he was again shot and stabbed. He died at the scene, Planet News reported. Reporters at the scene said his body was covered by a white sheet. The police said...
  • Dutch Filmmaker Theo Van Gogh Murdered

    11/02/2004 3:58:34 AM PST · by Max Combined · 67 replies · 1,540+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Nov 02, 2004 | na
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A Dutch filmmaker who had criticized the treatment of women under Islam in a movie and in newspaper columns was shot dead Tuesday outside a city government office in Amsterdam, police said Police spokeswoman Elly Florax confirmed media reports the victim was filmmaker Theo van Gogh and that a suspect had been arrested after a shootout in a local park. The suspect, who was not identified, and a police officer were injured, she said. No motive was given for the attack. Van Gogh had made headlines recently with a film critical of some elements of Islamic culture....
  • Thailand Says 78 Muslims Died in Army Custody

    10/26/2004 10:30:35 AM PDT · by Destro · 55 replies · 1,159+ views ^ | Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:05 AM ET | Noppawan Bunluesilp
    Thailand Says 78 Muslims Died in Army Custody Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:05 AM ET By Noppawan Bunluesilp Thai soldiers apprehend hundreds of men after demonstrators clashed with police outside the Tak Bai police station in Thailand's Narathiwat Province, nearly 1150 km (715 miles) south of Bangkok, October 25, 2004. Almost 80 people died of suffocation in southern Thailand while being taken to detention at a military barracks after a violent demonstration, a justice ministry official said on Oct. 26. Photo by Stringer/Thailand/Reuters PATTANI, Thailand (Reuters) - Almost 80 Muslims died in military custody in southern Thailand, suffocated while being...
  • Saudi Government Daily Editorial:'Bush the Nazi'

    10/25/2004 12:12:56 PM PDT · by Stoat · 27 replies · 935+ views
    MEMRI ^ | October 26, 2004
    Special Dispatch Series - No. 805 October 26, 2004 No.805 Saudi Government Daily Editorial:'Bush the Nazi'   The Saudi government daily Al-Riyadh recently published an editorial titled "Bush the Nazi," referring to allegations that President George W. Bush's family had ties with the Nazis. The following are excerpts from the editorial: [1] Did President Bush's Grandfather Collaborate with the Nazis? "[The British newspaper] The Guardian published what it contends are documents incriminating the president's grandfather of collaboration with the Nazis and bringing [Adolf] Hitler to power, and that his wealth was an outcome of agreements with the Nazis, and...
  • PRESIDENT BUSH SIGNS Global Anti-Semitism Review Act

    10/21/2004 9:05:47 AM PDT · by JimB in Venice · 36 replies · 1,498+ views
    White House | 10/21/04
    President Bush signs Global Anti-Semitism Review Act obligating administration to keep record of anti-semitic acts throughout the world and record responses to those acts.
  • CHINA: What you can't do in a mosque

    10/17/2004 10:41:41 PM PDT · by Destro · 72 replies · 1,649+ views ^ | 28 September 2004 | Igor Rotar, Magda Hornemann
    This article was published by F18News on: 28 September 2004 CHINA: What you can't do in a mosque By Igor Rotar, Central Asia Correspondent, Forum 18 News Service, and Magda Hornemann, Forum 18 News Service In Xinjiang region, Forum 18 News Service has seen an instructional display outlining banned activities. Such instructional displays are normally hidden from the public, and are thought to apply in mosques throughout China. Among banned activities are: teaching religion "privately"; allowing children under 18 to attend a mosque; allowing Islam to influence family life and birth planning behaviour; propaganda associated with terrorism and separatism; religious...
  • Islamic Front halt masses and lessons in Catholic school near Jakarta (Religion of Peace Alert!)

    10/04/2004 12:45:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies · 1,402+ views
    Asia News ^ | October 4, 2004
    Jakarta (AsiaNews) – After tens of armed militants belonging to the Islamic Defender Front (Front Pembela Islam or FPI) rushed into the Saint Bernadette of the Child Jesus (Sang Timur) Catholic complex in Cileduk, Tangerang, Banten province (35-40 km west from Jakarta), church and school were closed and masses cancelled.Following last Friday prayers at a local mosque –during which inflammatory sermons were made against the Christian community– at least fifty shouting Muslims attacked the Catholic complex. They burnt the front gate and blocked other exits as their numbers swelled to include even more militants, including tens of Muslim women. Under...