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  • Is the Truth About Islam in Vogue?

    08/31/2015 2:34:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | August 28, 2015 | William Kilpatrick
    (www.teenvogue.com) A common assumption in our society, especially among the educated classes, is that ignorance—of a religion, culture, or race—invariably begets hatred and prejudice. A corresponding assumption is that the more you understand the other, the less you will fear him. Of course, this notion can be easily debunked by pointing out that German Jews who understood what Nazism was all about had good reason to fear the Nazis. Likewise, Southern blacks who understood the true nature of the Ku Klux Klan were justifiably on their guard against the Klan. Ignorance can breed unwarranted fear, but sometimes ignorance can...
  • A scholar in the desert {Hagarism: the origins of Islam} - Patricia Crone

    08/07/2015 12:18:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 25 replies
    The Economist ^ | 1 August 2015 | the Economist
    ISLAM arose with remarkable speed and mystery. Patricia Crones well-stocked mind, clear prose and unflinching intellectual honesty were devoted to explaining why. She had little time for Islams own accounts of its origins: debris as far as historians were concerned, and hopelessly inconsistent. Far better, she reckoned, to fill the gap with contemporary sources and knowledge of other cultures, from messianic Maoris to Icelanders. That required both personal and intellectual bravery. The central beliefs of Islam, such as the way the Koran took shape, the life of Muhammad and Islams relations with other religions, are sensitive subjects. Outside scrutiny can...
  • What is the Koran?

    11/20/2002 3:13:18 PM PST · by dennisw · 121 replies · 6,190+ views
    atlantic monthly ^ | J A N U A R Y 1 9 9 9 | Toby Lester
    J A N U A R Y 1 9 9 9Researchers with a variety of academic and theological interests are proposing controversial theories about the Koran and Islamic history, and are striving to reinterpret Islam for the modern world. This is, as one scholar puts it, a "sensitive business" by Toby Lester (The online version of this article appears in three parts. Click here to go to part two. Click here to go to part three.) N 1972, during the restoration of the Great Mosque of Sana'a, in Yemen, laborers working in a loft between the structure's inner and...
  • Oldest Koran Destabilises Islamic History, Scientists Say It Pre-dates Mohammed

    08/31/2015 11:22:54 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 31, 2015 | by Nick Hallett
    Fragments of an early Koran found in a Birmingham library may rewrite Islamic history after carbon dating revealed they could be older than Mohammed.
  • HOW THE ISLAMIC WORLD WAS FORGED: AN EXERCISE IN COMMON SENSE

    08/31/2015 8:06:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/31/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. What made non-Muslims convert to Islam, leading to the creation of the Islamic world? Early historical sourcesboth Muslim and non-Muslimmake clear that the Islamic empire was forged by the sword; that people embraced Islam, not so much out of sincere faith, but for a myriad of reasonsfrom converting in order to enjoy the boons of being on the winning team to converting in order to evade the dooms of being on the losing team. Modern day Muslims and other apologistsprimarily in academia, government, and mainstream mediareject...
  • Carly Fiorina's Post 9/11 Speech in Praise of Islam Resurfaces

    08/16/2015 7:45:35 PM PDT · by Amntn · 57 replies
    Christian Headlines.com ^ | Friday, August 14, 2015 | Bethany Blankley, ReligionToday.com Blog Contributor
    Two weeks after 9/11, on September 26, 2001, Carly Fiorina gave a speech, "Technology, Business and Our Way of Life: What's Next," in which she tied courage, leadership, heroes, and the questions of life and death to business leaders learning from one of the greatest civilizations to ever exist: Islamic civilization. Her claims evidence her exceptional ineptitude or blatant, galling, willful deceit.
  • India: The Stormy Revival of an International University

    07/13/2015 8:30:29 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    New York Review of Books ^ | August 13, 2015 issue | Amartya Sen
    Classes began in early September last year at a small new international university, called Nalanda, in Bihar in northeast India -- one of the most backward parts of the country. Only two faculties -- history, and environment and ecology -- were holding classes for fewer than twenty students. And yet the opening of Nalanda was the subject of headlines in all the major newspapers in India and received attention across the world. "Ritorno a Nalanda" was the headline in Corriere della Sera. The new venture is meant to be a revival of Nalanda Mahavihara, the oldest university in the world,...
  • 22 Years a Slave: Fisherman Survives Beating, Shackling, Years in Jungle

    07/03/2015 10:19:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Global News ^ | 7/3 | Margie Mason
    All he did was ask to go home. The last time the Burmese slave made the same request, he was beaten almost to death. But after being gone eight years and forced to work on a boat in faraway Indonesia, Myint Naing was willing to risk everything to see his mother again. His nights were filled with dreams of her, and time was slowly stealing her face from his memory. So he threw himself on the ground and roped his arms around the captains legs to beg for freedom. The Thai skipper barked loud enough for all to hear that...
  • Local VFW Shuts Down Tea Party's 'Dangers of Islam' Talk

    07/01/2015 5:37:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Patch.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Lorraine Swanson
    Oak Lawn post commander tells Tea Party group, "It ain't what we're about," after learning content of "educational seminar." Johnson-Phelps VFW Post 5220 in Oak Lawn, IL.The Johnson-Phelps VFW Post has canceled an event on the dangers of Islam in America that was being hosted by the Southwest Chicago and Suburban Tea Party.The Johnson-Phelps VFW Post, which rents its facilities and rooms to various political groups, including Democrats and Republicans, clubs, community organizations, and veterans groups, said in a statement that it did not know what the event was about when the Tea Party group rented the space.A notice posted...
  • Road Raging Muslim Forgets Hes In Texas, Gets Dose Of Southern Hospitality

    07/01/2015 4:49:58 AM PDT · by Semper Mark · 84 replies
    madworldnews.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Robert Rich
    A road raging Muslim recently got a taste of Texas hospitality after spouting off at another driver. The incident took place in Houston, Texas, where two drivers reportedly became entangled in a verbal altercation over who had the right of way. For reasons still under investigation, 42-year-old Ziad Abu Naim the Muslim got out of his car swinging and approached the car of Robert Craig Klimek, 43. However, the chaos quickly ended as onlookers noted hearing a single pop. As it turns out, Klimek had shot Naim in the face, fully neutralizing the threat. Emergency services took the...
  • As minorities come under attack, Hezbollah portrays itself as their defender

    06/29/2015 4:38:01 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 19 June 2015 | By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Hezbollah is seeking to depict a narrative in which it is protecting minorities such as Christians, Druse, and Alawites in the ongoing Middle Eastern sectarian conflict so as to conceal the ideological sectarian and revolutionary ambitions that it shares with Iran. Hezbollah, a Shiite organization, is presenting itself as the defender of the multi-ethnic Lebanese state and minorities against Sunni jihadists. For example, Hezbollah announced that it condemned last weeks killing of 20 Druse by al-Qaidas Nusra Front in the village of Qalb ...
  • British PM: Name 'Islamic State' is Offensive to Muslims

    06/29/2015 4:37:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 47 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/15 | Tova Dvorin
    British Prime Minister David Cameron has called on the BBC not to use the term "Islamic State" for the extremist group in Iraq and Syria, according to the Daily Mail, arguing that the reference to Islam perpetuates a "perversion of a great religion." "I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State because it's not an Islamic State; what it is is an appalling, barbarous regime," Cameron said, during an interview on a BBC morning show. "It is a perversion of the religion of Islam and many Muslims listening to this program will recoil every time they hear the...
  • France says 40 imams deported for hate speech

    06/29/2015 4:33:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    France has deported 40 foreign imams for "preaching hatred" in the past three years, a quarter of them since the January terror attacks in Paris, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday. The minister vowed to clamp down on mosques and preachers inciting hatred after a suspected Islamist beheaded his boss during an attack on a gas factory last week. The attack, which had the hallmarks of a jihadist act but is also believed to have personal motivations, was the second in six months in France which is battling to curb radicalisation that has seen hundreds of citizens leave to...
  • Al Qaeda to ISIS: No Heaven For You

    06/29/2015 4:27:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/15 | Tova Dvorin
    While Islamic State was once associated with Al Qaeda, the atrocities it has committee have now banned its members from paradise, a prominent Al Qaeda terrorist warned in a publication released Monday. While no one can deny the considerable strength and prowess of the Islamic State group [ISIS] in military terms, at the same time, the crimes it has committed against Muslims cannot simply be overlooked or forgotten with time, because in Islam there is no statute of limitations, Adam Gadahn, the American citizen also known as Al Qaeda leader Azzam the American, stated before his death in an Al...
  • Israeli official: Obama's got Muslim Daddy issues

    06/29/2015 4:26:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 29, 2015
    During a radio interview Sunday, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren reinforced his position that President Obamas relentless outreach to the Muslim world may be motivated by Obamas being abandoned by two Muslim father figures. Last week, Oren had speculated Obamas purported abandonment issues may have caused him to seek acceptance from the Muslim world. Sunday, Oren maintained its a legitimate question to ask whether the abandonment of Obamas Kenyan Muslim father and Indonesian Muslim stepfather have been partially driving Obamas policy toward Islam , the Middle East, the war on terrorism and Iran.
  • Turkey Is Now Set On Invading Syria. Soon We Will See Syria Becoming An Islamist State

    06/29/2015 4:03:58 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 9 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    We have been saying for the last two years that Turkey will invade Syria and now the media is all over the issue of a serious possible invasion by the second most powerful army in NATO: Turkey. The spark and excuse for this invasion is simple. As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against ISIS, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of military intervention guised under the claim to push ISIS back from the Turkish border. Erdogan vowed that Turkey would not accept a move by Syrian Kurds to set up their own state in Syria following gains...
  • Sudanese Public Order Court starts trial of one Christian student

    06/29/2015 5:24:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    The Public Order Court in Khartoum North this morning dealt with the case of one of the ten Christian women students charged with wearing indecent dress. A group of 12 women students were detained by the Public Order Police on Thursday evening when they were leaving the Baptist church in El Izba, Khartoum North, because of their scandalous outfits. The young women, wearing trousers and skirts, were transferred to a police station, where two of them were acquitted on Friday. The agents of the Public Order Police had reconsidered their opinion about their clothes. The ten others were charged with...
  • Muslim Columnist Warns Dog Petting Provokes Muslims

    10/22/2014 7:57:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/22/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Really? Is there anything that doesn’t provoke Muslims?Dogophobia hits moderate Muslim Malaysia as a dog petting event stirs up controversy. Why? Because Mohammed hated dogs and ordered them to be killed.Also Muslims consider dogs and women to be unclean. And it’s hard to get a dog to wear a Burqa. It’s another episode in the long-running Islam Show where everyone is crazy. (The Religion of Peace) The “I Want To Touch A Dog” event should not have been held in Muslim-majority Malaysia as viral images of Muslims petting dogs have caused great uneasiness and public discomfort, an Utusan columnist claimed...
  • This Muslim Threw a Brick at Two German Shepherds What Happened Next is Just Crazy

    09/08/2014 3:55:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Long story short: shirtless Moroccan throws bricks at a foreign man walking two German Shepherds. The second man walks away, but the first keeps throwing bricks. Ultimately, the dogs are released.
  • Houston district opens Arabic Immersion School to create global citizens

    HOUSTON About 130 Houston student will attend a new Arabic immersion school next year, where they will learn to speak Arabic as they learn to be truly global citizens. With kids who learn Arabic, as a parent youre going to set them up for success, as a teacher youre going to challenge them to do the best they can, but that skill of learning Arabic and being fluent in it really can be life-changing for a Houston kid, Kate Adams, the principal of Houston Independent School Districts Arabic Immersion Magnet School, told Houston Public Media. In addition to the...
  • Islam Through The Looking Glass

    06/19/2015 12:33:51 PM PDT · by 1010RD · 2 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | 6/18/15 | Bruce Thornton
    From the 1960s to the late 1990s, John Barrett Kelly was one of the most influential advisors, writers, and commentators on the Middle East. In 1980 his book Arabia, the Gulf, and the West was prophetic in its analysis of the strategic importance of the Middle East and the need for a Western forward policy in the Gulf in order to protect U.S. and European interests, particularly oil and its transport, against both Soviet adventurism and the greed of Middle Eastern potentates. Like all his writing, his advice was based on an intimate knowledge of the region and its culture,...
  • Video: Cameron angers British Muslims after challenging them to do more to fight radicalization

    06/19/2015 11:10:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The continuing movement of young Muslims from the UK to ISIS in Syria and Iraq has David Cameron concerned to the point of demanding more action from Muslim communities to fight radicalization. In a speech today, Cameron accused British Muslim leaders of “quietly condoning” the radical theology of ISIS and other Islamist terror groups. In response, leaders from those communities said that radicalization has been amplified by “rampant Islamophobia” in British society, and that Cameron needs to stop lecturing them on citizenship: Speaking at a security conference in Slovakia, Cameron urged British Muslims to do more to stop the...
  • China Bans Ramadan

    06/19/2015 11:22:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    INN ^ | 6/19/2015, 5:38 PM | Hillel Fendel
    China has announced that fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan will not be permitted in the largely-Muslim province of Xinjiang. This is not the first time such a ban has been imposed, but this year tensions are extra high because of recent attacks in the area carried out by Muslim extremists. With Chinas leading role in world power-politics gradually mounting, decisions by the leaders of the giant country are of increasing interest to the rest of the world. China is the most populous country in the world and the 3rd largest in size.
  • Arrest In Vicious Assault On Gay Couple In Chelsea (New York)

    06/18/2015 9:36:28 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 30 replies
    MYFOXNY.com ^ | June 15, 2015 | MYFOX NEW YORK STAFF
    NEW YORK - A man wanted in the attack of a gay couple in the Chelsea section of Manhattan (NYC) last month has been arrested. Bayna-Lehkiem El-Amin, 41, turned himself into police Tuesday. He faced a judge on two counts of felony assault and two counts of attempted felony assault. A judge set bail at $75,000. The May 5 assault at a Dallas BBQ on West 23rd Street was caught on video. The scary and wild attack unfolded as stunned diners looked on, some yelling "Stop!" A man is seen slamming a chair onto a gay couple then running off....
  • Boston ISIS terrorist planned to decapitate cop

    06/03/2015 11:53:39 AM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/3/2015 | Bob Fredericks
    The ISIS-inspired terrorist who was shot dead after menacing a cop and an FBI agent with a large, military-style knife planned to team up with an accomplice and use the blade to behead a police officer, law enforcement sources said Wednesday. We believe the intent was to behead a police officer, an official told the Boston Globe. We knew the plot had to be stopped. They were planning to take action Tuesday. Usaama Rahim, 26, was fatally shot about 7 a.m. Tuesday in a CVS parking lot in Bostons Roslindale neighborhood after he refused orders to drop the weapon. Boston...
  • Two men plotted to behead a police officer, official says

    06/03/2015 6:27:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    Bos Globe ^ | 6/3/15 | By Maria Cramer, Evan Allen, Laura Crimaldi and Lisa Wangsness
    The man fatally shot by anti-terrorism officers in Boston on Tuesday and the suspect arrested Tuesday night in Everett had conspired to kill a police officer, according to two law enforcement officials briefed on the case. We believe the intent was to behead a police officer, one official said Wednesday morning. We knew the plot had to be stopped. They were planning to take action Tuesday. (snip)They had a brief exchange near a bus stop, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation, before Rahim lunged with the knife. The weapon was more than a foot long with a...
  • CBS News: 2 Men In Boston Terror Probe Were Communicating About Attacks In U.S. (Wright 6'11, 511#)

    06/03/2015 5:43:52 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 25 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 6/3/15 | CBS Boston
    A man arrested in connection with a terror investigation in Boston will be in federal court Wednesday. David Wright was taken into custody at his home in Everett Tuesday afternoon, hours after a Boston police officer and an FBI agent shot and killed a man who was under 24-hour surveillance by terrorism investigators in Roslindale. According to CBS News, Wright and the man killed, 26-year-old Usaama Rahim, were communicating about attacks in the U.S. and thats why he was arrested. Investigators are continuing to look for other people both men were communicating with. Wright will face federal charges in U.S....
  • Evans: Police, FBI killed armed man in Roslindale (terrorist surveillance)

    06/02/2015 6:38:23 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/2/15 | Owen Boss
    An armed man in his 20s being surveilled by the FBI counterterrorism unit was shot and killed by an FBI agent and a Boston police officer in Roslindale this morning, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. Evans said the suspect was wielding a large military-style black knife. FBI Special Agent in Charge Vincent B. Lisi is at the scene, and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is expected as well, FBI spokeswoman Kristin Setera told the Herald. Dozens of police officers have swarmed the small shopping plaza and officers are seeking surveillance video from a nearby Dunkin' Donuts, employees said....
  • Boston police: Man killed by FBI agent, cop in terror probe

    06/02/2015 9:26:59 AM PDT · by islander-11 · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/2/15 | Owen Boss
    An armed man in his 20s being surveilled by the FBI counterterrorism unit was shot and killed by an FBI agent and a Boston police officer in Roslindale this morning, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. "He was on foot, under surveillance," Evans said. "The officers have been surveilling him and again they wanted to speak to him ... and he turned and our officers gave several commands for him to drop the weapon and unfortunately he came at the officers and they did what they were trained to do and that's never an easy decision for any officer...
  • Brother of Usaama Rahim, Terror Suspect Shot to Death in Boston, Lives in Oakland, Asks For Prayers

    06/02/2015 8:12:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/2 | Michelle Roberts
    A man with ties to the Bay Area was shot and killed by police in Boston on Tuesday. Officials say the suspect was being followed by the Joint Terrorism Task Force and was wielding a military-style knife at officers. Officials told NBC News the officer and agent had been investigating whether the man, identified as Usaama Rahim, had become radicalized by ISIS-inspired social media messages. The mans brother, who is from Oakland, is asking for prayers. Back on the East Coast, the case remains under investigation.
  • Black Knives Matter! (terror police shoot man dead in B)

    06/02/2015 12:11:59 PM PDT · by Robert357 · 16 replies
    "....At a rainy press conference near the crime scene, Commissioner Evans described the man as in "mid 20s", travelling on foot, and carrying a black "military-style knife". Some US media have reported the weapon as a machete. The suspect was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The two officers are in hospital to be examined for stress, but did not suffer physical injuries, police said...."
  • US Attorney: Boston Marathon Bombing Not a Religious Crime, It Was Political

    05/15/2015 7:09:17 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 May 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz stated that the Boston Marathon Bombing was not a religious crimeit was a political crime at a press conference on Friday. Ortiz said, Make no mistake, the defendant claimed to be acting on behalf of all Muslims. This was not a religious crime. And it certainly does not reflect true Muslim beliefs.
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Father on Death Sentence: 'We Will Fight Until the End'

    05/15/2015 7:01:13 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 58 replies
    Good Morning America/YAHOO! ^ | DADA JOVANOVIC, TANYA STUKALOVA and EMILY SHAPIRO
    "We will fight until the end," Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's father told ABC News by phone after Tsarnaev was sentenced to death today for the Boston Marathon bombings. "What a parent can feel at such moment? It is hard," Dzhokhar's father, Anzor Tsarnaev, said from Dagestan, Russia. "Hope exists always. We had hope and still do." Anzor Tsarnaev's brother, Saeed Tsarnaev, said they will appeal. Saeed Tsarnaev blamed the lawyers for giving the family hope and said they are all "very worried" about Dzhokhar. He called the decision a "big tragedy" for the family and "insulting to our name." Anzor Tsarnaev's sister,...
  • Catholic University Investigated for Offending Muslims By Having Too Many Crosses

    05/12/2015 6:59:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 5-12-15 | John Hayward
    Complaint says crosses at Catholic school offensive, prevent Muslim prayers, reads the headline at BeliefNet. Its one of those headlines that sounds like a bad joke, but it isnt. Its not exactly a serious complaint, either, and it isnt coming from actual Muslim students in any event. Baffled Catholic University officials say they have never received a complaint from any of the schools Muslim students, writes BeliefNet. In fact, the university expressed its bafflement in a full-length statement: Catholic Universitys faithfulness to our Catholic tradition has also made us a welcome home to students of other religions. No students have...
  • Saudi Preacher: Jews Poison Muslims Through Social Media

    05/12/2015 5:43:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5-12-15 | Ben Ariel
    Saudi Islamist preacher warns against WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook, says they are controlled by Jews. A Saudi Islamist preacher is warning against social media such as WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook, because, he claims, Jews are using them to poison and hearts and minds of the Muslims. The comments by Abdulla Ba Neema were posted to the internet on May 3, and were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). One day, I went to study two hours before the dawn prayer, and one minute before the first call for prayer, a song was played from a cell phone...
  • Borough Park Jews Blamed for Failure of Anti-Israel Park Slope Coop Boycott

    05/12/2015 5:39:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | May 11, 2015
    Activists in favor of boycotting Israeli products at the Park Slope Food Coop lamented in an article the strong showing of Borough Park residents among the cooperatives membership, which the New York Daily News on Monday said was basically a swipe at the local Jewish community. In an article written by boycott, divestment and sanctions activist Ann Schneider for New York online newspaper the Indypendent last week, the divestment proponent appeared to lament the strong presence of Borough Park residents among the food cooperatives members. Speaking to her friend and long-time member Carol Lipton, Schenider wrote: [Lipton] reminded me that...
  • U.S. State Dept. Invites Muslim Leaders, Denies Christians

    05/12/2015 5:31:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 12, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    U.S. State Dept. Invites Muslim Leaders, Denies ChristiansPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On May 12, 2015 @ 12:08 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments [1]Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.This article is reprinted from Gatestone Institute [2].Late on the evening of May 8, Newsmax TVannounced [3]that pressure from Americans acquainted with Sister Diana Momekas visa rejection has just caused the State Department to reverse its decision and permit her entry into the United States. Until then, however, she and others were barred.Afterinviting [4]a number of foreign religious leaders, mostly Muslim, the U.S. State...
  • St. Cloud, MN Mosque Vandalism Called Hate Crime; Muslim Arrested This Week

    05/12/2015 3:53:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | May 8, 2015 | Ann Corocoran
    Back in December the St. Cloud Islamic community was all in a rage over several incidents of vandalism that had occurred at a local mosque. The local interfaith community rallied and the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American Relations (CAIR) arrived on the scene and even called in the feds in hopes of proving that a hate crime had occurred. Here is CAIRs commentarymaking sure that everyone is notified that Muslims are victims of hate crimes in America! Lori Saroya Our biggest concern is that it will escalate. Lori Saroya, [former] executive director of CAIR-MN, said the biggest concern...
  • Michigan: Muslim publisher says Pamela Geller is worse than ISIS

    05/11/2015 8:02:42 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 05/11/2015 | Robert Spencer
    Watch for the Vast Majority of Peaceful Muslims to rise up and denounce Osama Siblani, the publisher of Arab American News, and affirm their disgust with the Islamic State (ISIS) and support for Pamela Gellers freedom of speech.... BREAKING: Famous American Muslim Claims Pam Geller Is Worse Than ISIS On Air, Louder with Crowder, May 11, 2015 (thanks to Anne Crockett): This weekend, video from a news program out of Michigan surfaced featuring a prominent Muslim American businessman and publisher making outrageous claims about Pamela Geller, her Draw Muhammad event in Texas, and ISIS. Watch the clip first. You...
  • Islam-Fearing Tajikistan Says Hijab Is for Prostitutes

    05/09/2015 2:51:34 AM PDT · by Cronos · 20 replies
    Eurasianet ^ | 27 April 2015 | Eurasia.net
    In his Mothers Day speech last month, Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon criticized women who wear foreign clothing, especially the black veils associated with conservative Islam. Within days, officials began threatening shopkeepers who sell hijab, the Islamic head covering for women; a few days later state television reported that sex workers are using hijab to drive up their prices. Since ancient times our people have had beautiful womens dresses, our girls have never worn black clothes. Traditionally, black clothes are not welcome, Rahmon told mothers ahead of Mothers Day, which has replaced International Womens Day in Tajikistan and is marked on...
  • Tajikistan debates ban on Arabic names as part of crackdown on Islam

    05/09/2015 2:46:18 AM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8 May 2015 | Eurasia.net
    Tajikistan is debating legislation to ban Arabic names as part of an ongoing campaign against Islam that has seen men being forced to shave their beards and women in hijab being labelled prostitutes. The president, Emomali Rahmon, ordered his rubber-stamp parliament to consider a bill that would forbid the registration of names considered too Arabic, an official in the Justice Ministrys department of civil registry told Interfax. After the adoption of these regulations, the registry offices will not register names that are incorrect or alien to the local culture, including names denoting objects, flora and fauna, as well as names...
  • British Artists Boycott Israel As One Million British Girls Are Raped by Muslim Gangs

    02/14/2015 10:16:17 PM PST · by juliosevero · 17 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    British Artists Boycott Israel As One Million British Girls Are Raped by Muslim Gangs By Julio Severo In an initiative called Artists for Palestine, some 700 British artists, including Roger Waters, Brian Eno, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach and Richard Ashcroft, made a pledge, February 14, to boycott Israel in reaction to what they termed the Palestinian catastrophe, according to the Jerusalem Post. Catastrophe? It is what is happening around Israel. Syria, Iraq and other Islamic nations around Israel are suffering: Muslims are killing Christians. In all the Muslim nations in the Middle East, the same pattern has repeated itself...
  • Rotherham Victim: We Were Sacrificed by British Left

    02/13/2015 8:19:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/13/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    How child rape gangs were allowed to flourish to protect the leftist political establishment The horrific story of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, England, has taken another tawdry turn. Jessica, who was victimized as a child, insists local politicians buried the truth to suit their own ends. Ive said all along that this has been about two thingsmoney and power, she explained. Girls like me were sacrificed because no one wanted the boat rocked because they knew itd cost them votes if the finger of blame was pointed and because they thought we were worthless. The votes to which Jessica...
  • One Million Child Victims of Muslim Rape Gangs in the U.K.?

    02/09/2015 8:42:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/09/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    A national disaster sweeps Britain In a gut-wrenching development, it may turn out that last years report detailing a decade-and-a-half of sexual exploitation inflicted on at least 1,400 children from Rotherham, Englandand the PC-driven effort to cover it upmay represent the proverbial tip of the iceberg. The citys Labor MP Sarah Champion believes as many as one million children may have been victimized, describing it as a national disaster that requires the establishment of a task force to deal with the horror. Champion picks up the story following the release of a report, titled The Independent Inquiry Into Child Exploitation...
  • Child sex abuse gangs could have assaulted ONE MILLION youngsters in the UK

    02/07/2015 10:19:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    Rotherhams Labour MP Sarah Champion describes it as a national disaster and is demanding a taskforce to fight the horror"
  • UK: Hundreds more Muslim rape gang cases discovered; authorities still hiding them

    02/04/2015 1:39:50 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 25 replies
    Jihad Watch citing sky news ^ | February 4, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Six months on weve had no arrests, weve had no charges, evidence is still being lost.Its still going on if not worse, because now theyre having to hide it more. Im still seeing my abusers driving young girls in their car. Theyre untouchable. And theyre untouchable because the British authorities have yet to tackle, and may never tackle, what really makes them untouchable. What makes these rapists and sex traffickers untouchable is the prevailing culture not just in Britain, but in the U.S. also, and all over the West that consigns all concerns about the activity of Muslims,...
  • Garland Terrorist attack: Best comment ever (Ari David)

    05/07/2015 6:30:54 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 33 replies
    Twitter ^ | 05/07/2015 | self
    My favorite drawings at the Muhammad cartoon festival in Texas were the two chalk outlines out front.
  • ISLAMS USEFUL IDIOTS

    05/07/2015 3:42:32 PM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    Winds of Jihad ^ | MAY 6, 2015 | SHEIKYERMAMI Amil Imani
    By Amil Imani/American Thinker Islam enjoys a large and influential ally among the nonMuslims: A new generation of Useful Idiots, the sort of people Lenin identified living in liberal democracies who furthered the work of communism. This new generation of Useful Idiots also lives in liberal democracies, but serves the cause of Islamofascismanother virulent form of totalitarian ideology. Useful Idiots are naive, foolish, ignorant of facts, unrealistically idealistic, dreamers, willfully in denial or deceptive. They hail from the ranks of the chronically unhappy, the anarchists, the aspiring revolutionaries, the neurotics who are at war with life, the disaffected alienated from...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Baltimore Is Just the Beginning

    05/06/2015 8:00:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | May 6, 2015 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    "The Baltimore uprising isnt just about Freddie Gray"The curfew has been lifted in Baltimore, and now all of Gods children are once again tucked back in the snug routine of their daily lives. The black temper tantrum is over, America. We can all go back to watching Castle boyishly charm his way through murder mysteries. Order is restored. Except, as Sportin Life says in Porgy and Bess, It aint necessarily so. What happened in Baltimore isnt just a one-and-done situation. This wasnt just a slight sprain in the ankle that well be able to walk off by morning. This was...
  • What Pamela Geller Advocates Is Not Free Speech

    05/06/2015 1:43:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | May 6, 2015 | Qasim Rashid
    Repeated demonization can inspire violence.Theres an important history behind Americas free speech laws to which the anti-Islam hate group behind the Draw Muhammad Contest, is wholly ignorant. While the Islamophobe leading this hate group believes shes a free speech champion, remarkably comparing herself to Rosa Parks, in reality Americas current free speech model developed as an attempt to protect not demonize religious and racial minorities. U.S. law only began to protect hateful speech during the 1960s, writes Garrett Epps. Southern state governments were trying to criminalize the civil-rights movement for its advocacy of change. White Southerners claimed that...