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  • Why Palestinians Riot Over Jewish Heritage Sites

    03/03/2010 5:14:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies · 477+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 3-3-10 | Moshe Dann
    Last week saw an upsurge in Palestinian riots and attacks against Israeli vehicles in Gaza and the West Bank. What crime did Israel commit to invite the wave of violence? Israel’s government simply announced that it intended to honor the country’s heritage by including the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem in a list of Israeli national “heritage” sites. The violence-fueled Palestinian reaction may seem entirely disproportionate to Israel’s offense. But a look at the historical background shows that it is not without grim precedent. For several decades, Palestinians have been attacking Jewish worshipers at...
  • Joseph s Tomb Booby-Trapped by PLO Forces

    04/04/2002 8:52:42 AM PST · by SJackson · 55 replies · 268+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4-4-02
    Large quantities of explosives have been placed in the Joseph’s Tomb complex in Shechem, preventing our forces now operating in Shechem from entering the holy site and liberating it once again from the hands of PLO militia forces. The IDF abandoned the holy site on 7 October 2000, in the beginning of the Oslo War, after soldier Madhat Yousef was permitted to bleed to death over a period of hours as the government negotiated with the PA to permit forces to extricate the army force and the gravely wounded soldier. Since that time, PA residents who immediately disgraced the sanctity...
  • Israel’s Latest Sin—Honoring Its Heritage

    03/02/2010 4:19:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies · 385+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 3-2-10 | P. David Hornik
    When the Israeli cabinet announced the other day that the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, would be included in a list of Israeli “heritage” sites, it touched off a wave of Palestinian violence and threats—along with diplomatic protests that were all too concordant with the Palestinian bullying.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has launched the “heritage” program as a way of strengthening Israelis’ connection with their Jewish and Zionist roots, initially left the two West Bank sites (though other West Bank sites were included) off the list, apparently fearing various kinds of fallout. Netanyahu...
  • 'Rachel's Tomb was never Jewish'

    03/07/2010 9:15:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies · 197+ views
    Speaking to Saudi paper, Turkish PM criticizes Israel's nat'l heritage list. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday continued his verbal assault on Israel, according to Saudi paper Al Wattan, which quoted him as saying that that al Aksa Mosque, the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb “were not and never will be Jewish sites, but Islamic sites.” Erdogan was referring to Israel’s recent inclusion of the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb on its national heritage list, but it was unclear why he mentioned the Aksa Mosque, since that site was not included. Speaking to Palestinian...
  • Rachel's Tomb to be "annexed" within Jerusalem security ring

    09/12/2002 10:08:44 AM PDT · by Israel Insider · 15 replies · 253+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 9/12/2002 | Israel Insider
    The security cabinet approved on Wednesday Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's proposal to incorporate Rachel's Tomb, located outside of Bethlehem, within a security ring being built around Jerusalem. Access to the holy site was guaranteed by Israeli-Palestinian agreements but the violence of the past two years has made it difficult for worshippers to visit. Critics said the cabinet decision "annexed" the territory into Jerusalem city limits. The cabinet-approved plan calls for a new access road to the tomb to be built by the IDF and the Jerusalem Municipality. The army's roadblock and crossing point from Bethlehem into Jerusalem would be moved...
  • PM slams UNESCO's classifying Rachel's Tomb as a mosque

    10/29/2010 11:50:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    jpost ^ | 10/29/10 | Staff
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday slammed world culture organization UNESCO's decision to characterize the site of Rachel's Tomb as a Muslim mosque. "The attempt to separate the nation of Israel from its cultural heritage is absurd," said the prime minister. A statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office read, "It is unfortunate that an organization that was established with the goal of promoting the cultural preservation of historical sites around the world, is attempting due to political reasons to uproot the connection between the nation of Israel and its cultural heritage."
  • UN Org.: Rachel's Tomb is a Mosque

    10/30/2010 2:35:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz 7 ^ | 30/10/10 | Maayana Miskin
    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted recently to officially declare Rachel's Tomb to be a mosque. UNESCO director Irena Bokova had previously stated “concern” at Israel's decision to treat the tomb as a heritage site. The vote called for Rachel's Tomb and the Tomb of the Patriarchs – the burial site of the other Biblical Patriarchs and Matriarchs – to be removed from Israel's National Heritage list. The Palestinian Authority has claimed that Rachel's Tomb is holy to Muslims as the site of a mosque called the Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque. The PA demands control over...
  • Routing for Rahel [Rachel's Tomb]

    02/12/2005 5:22:05 PM PST · by Alouette · 27 replies · 4,018+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 12, 2005 | Dave Bender
    We've succeeded in saving Rahel's Tomb," says Kever Rahel Fund founder and director Miriam Adani. Adani was responding to the decision by the High Court of Justice last week to dismiss petitions by 18 local Palestinians, together with the Bethlehem and Beit Jala municipalities, against construction of a bypass road leading to the compound. The new route will annex Rahel's Tomb to Jerusalem's municipal boundaries and place it within a segment of the planned "envelope" barrier being constructed along the city's southern perimeter. Adani, who established the Kever Rahel fund in 1999, reveals that for her and her supporters, the...
  • Until 1996, nobody called Rachel’s Tomb a mosque

    11/09/2010 7:34:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/9/10 | Nadav Shragai
    On October 21, UNESCO (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) declared that Rachel’s Tomb near Jerusalem is the Bilal ibn Rabah mosque – endorsing a Palestinian claim that first surfaced only in 1996 and which ignores centuries of Muslim tradition. In a series of decisions condemning Israel, the UNESCO board called upon the government to rescind its decision in February to include Rachel’s Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Israel’s official list of national heritage sites.(snip) Yet anyone visiting the site today will find it difficult to identify the image known to generations of Jews.
  • Rachel's Tomb, a Jewish Holy Place, Was Never a Mosque

    11/09/2010 3:58:33 AM PST · by JCPA-JerusalemCenter · 13 replies
    The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | Nov. 2010 | Nadav Shragai
    * UNESCO has declared that Rachel's Tomb near Jerusalem is the Bilal ibn Rabah mosque - endorsing a Palestinian claim that first surfaced only in 1996 and which ignores centuries of Muslim tradition. * As opposed to the Temple Mount and the Cave of the Patriarchs which also serve as the location of mosques, Rachel's Tomb never served as a mosque for the Muslims. The Muslim connection to the site derives from its relation to Rachel and has no connection to Bilal ibn Rabah, Mohammed's first muezzin. * Rachel's Tomb, located some 460 meters south of Jerusalem's municipal boundary, has...
  • UNRWA Director Backtracks on 'Right of Return' Criticism

    11/03/2010 3:03:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 11/3/10 | Maayana Miskin
    An UNRWA director has apologized after his comments on the “right of return” led to a backlash. Andrew Whitley, the outgoing head of UNRWA's New York office, had said that the Arab world's focus on “return” to Israel was a “cruel illusion.” On Wednesday, Whitley said he had realized his previous statements were “inappropriate and wrong.” The statements do not reflect UNRWA's views, he said. He sent a written apology to UNRWA headquarters, saying, “I wish to put this letter on the public record out of concern that what I said in Washington could be interpreted in ways that negatively...
  • IRAQ Al Qaeda threat: Christians are legitimate targets

    11/03/2010 2:45:58 AM PDT · by Traianus · 17 replies
    ASIA NEWS ^ | 11/03/2010 | Asianews
    e-mail this to a friend printable version » 11/03/2010 09:20IRAQAl Qaeda threat: Christians are legitimate targetsThe authors of the terrorist massacre in the Baghdad church publish a message on the internet that is a threat to all Christians, and make explicit reference to the Vatican. Baghdad (AsiaNews / Agencies) – “The ultimatum made two days ago to the church of Egypt for the release of two Muslim women held prisoner, has expired. We have had no response and now you are all involved in the war on Islam , so be careful of the souls of your followers. "...
  • Man Jailed for Stealing Pretty Employee's Picture

    10/19/2010 2:24:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Eman Al Baik
    He was also charged with stealing two shields from Dubai Customs office at the airportThe Dubai Criminal Court awarded three Bangladeshis, including an office boy of the Customs office of Dubai International Airport who stole a picture of a pretty female employee, three months in jail followed by deportation. The office boy, JRK, and his two compatriots SKS and SFM, who work for Group 4 Falak - a company assigned by the airport to perform services, were charged with stealing from the luggage of passengers. JRK was also charged with stealing two shields of Dubai Customs. SFM, who was detained...
  • Sudan objects to UN plans for new border troops

    10/16/2010 1:56:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | Saturday, October 16, 2010 | unattributed
    The Sudanese government has said the UN cannot move new troops to its tense North-South border without its consent. It comes after the UN's peacekeeping chief said troops would be sent to "hotspots" at the request of the semi-autonomous South's president... in the run-up to a referendum on Southern independence due to be held in January... The referendum was part of a 2005 peace deal that ended the civil war. On Friday, UN peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy said the UN force would increase its presence along the 2,000km (1,250 mile) border. He said the increase would be limited to...
  • Pakistan accuses the White House of exaggerating Al Qaeda terror threat

    10/09/2010 1:57:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Daily Mail Reporter ^ | 12:42 PM on 8th October 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The U.S. has been accused by a top Pakistani diplomat of exaggerating the terror threat from Al Qaeda for political ends.Intelligence officials also suggested the White House has tried to 'stitch together' rumours of attacks to ramp up security fears. The U.S. warned last weekend of an increased risk of terrorist attacks in Europe and possibly an assault on transport infrastructure. Security agents in Britain, France and Germany also warned Al Qaeda terrorists were planning a Mumbai-style atrocity in Europe. Britain raised the terrorism alert level in its advice from travellers to Germany and France to 'high' from 'general' but...
  • Organization of the Islamic Conference issues veiled threat against Danish government

    10/01/2010 12:01:38 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    OIC Secretary General condemns publication of the Book “Tyranny of Silence” The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu today strongly condemned the publication of the book entitled “Tyranny of Silence” in Denmark. The book contains a compilation of denigrating caricatures and cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) published by the Jyllands Posten in 2005 which aroused worldwide condemnation and denunciation, and caused hurt and insult to the sentiments of Muslims around the world. The OIC Secretary General expressed his dismay and disappointment at the release of the book despite the fact that he and some...
  • Obama weighs in on Koran issue

    09/09/2010 7:07:26 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 09/09/2010
    Obama comments as Christian leaders make pleas urging pastor to stop Koran burning event. Florida - Pastor - United States - Terry Jones - President
  • Jihad for the Sake of Allah, Cut of the Head of Jews!~ Video

    03/21/2010 3:04:23 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 15 replies · 382+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | March 21st, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    Aren’t we told over and over that Islam is a religion of peace? If so why is this Muslim saying to kill Jews in the name of Islam? Why is the crowd cheering him on, as he says to cut off the heads of Jews? Near the end we see another British traitor, who has turned on his own country by siding with Islam. Hat tip to ex-Muslim Sajid Khan. WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT:
  • Chronology of early Islam (83 wars in 154 years!)

    07/21/2010 12:17:28 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    Notice how closely Islam's inception is associated with war. From 623 to 777, a span of 154 years, there are 83 military conflicts involving the Muslims...and that is just what I have recorded here.  Is Islam a religion of peace?  Muslims tell me it is.  But.... 570 - Birth of Muhammad in Mecca into the tribe of Quraish. 577 - Muhammad's mother dies. 580 - Death of Abdul Muttalib, Muhammad's grandfather. 583 - First journey to Syria with a trading Caravan. 595 - Muhammad marries Khadijah a rich widow several years older than him. 595 - Second journey to Syra. 598...
  • "Islam: What the West Needs to Know" [documentary film, 2005 (2006?)]

    01/26/2006 6:21:12 PM PST · by Dajjal · 30 replies · 7,001+ views
    Quixotic Media, LLC ^ | no date (Jan. 2006?) | Quixotic Media, LLC
    Where it's playing: The film will premiere at the American Film Renaissance’s Hollywood Film Festival on January 15, 2006 at 3PM. About the project: What the West Needs to Know Islam, violence, and the fate of the non-Muslim world. 95 mins Main Idea Virtually every major Western leader has over the past several years expressed the view that Islam is a peaceful religion and that those who commit violence in its name are fanatics who misinterpret its tenets. This claim, while widely circulated, rarely attracts serious public examination. Relying primarily on Islam’s own sources, this documentary demonstrates that Islam is...
  • The Truth about Islamic Crusades and Imperialism

    11/28/2005 6:08:48 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 14 replies · 1,905+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 27th, 2005 | James Arlandson
    Historical facts say that Islam has been imperialistic—and would still like to be, if only for religious reasons. Many Muslim clerics, scholars, and activists, for example, would like to impose Islamic law around the world ( Historical facts say that Islam, including Muhammad, launched their own Crusades against Christianity long before the European Crusades. Today, Muslim polemicists and missionaries, who believe that Islam is the best religion in the world, claim that the West has stolen Islamic lands and that the West (alone) is imperialistic.One hardline Muslim emailer to me said about the developed West and the undeveloped Islamic countries:...
  • The myth of moderate Islam

    07/28/2005 6:48:23 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 84 replies · 9,344+ views
    The Spectator (U.K.) ^ | 07/30/05 | Patrick Sookhdeo
    The funeral of British suicide bomber Shehzad Tanweer was held in absentia in his family’s ancestral village, near Lahore, Pakistan. Thousands of people attended, as they did again the following day when a qul ceremony was held for Tanweer. During qul, the Koran is recited to speed the deceased’s journey to paradise, though in Tanweer’s case this was hardly necessary. Being a shahid (martyr), he is deemed to have gone straight to paradise. The 22-year-old from Leeds, whose bomb at Aldgate station killed seven people, was hailed by the crowd as ‘a hero of Islam’. Some in Britain cannot conceive...
  • Kerala, hand severed of Christian Professor accused of blasphemy

    07/06/2010 1:42:58 AM PDT · by Traianus · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Asia News ^ | 07-05-10 | Nirmala Carvalho
    e-mail this to a friend printable version » 07/05/2010 09:19INDIAKerala, hand severed of Christian Professor accused of blasphemy by Nirmala CarvalhoThe victim is a college professor who "insulted Muhammad" in an exam questionnaire. Islamic extremism is growing in Kerala: many schools face pressures on the use of the veil. The condemnation of national Muslim organizations. Sajan K. George: Sharia is not law in India. Ernakulam (AsiaNews) - A group of unknown assailants severed the hand and the right arm of a university professor accused of defaming Mohammed months ago. The execution took place yesterday morning in Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam district...
  • Barbaric and unwanted

    06/18/2010 5:04:23 AM PDT · by Clive · 10 replies · 377+ views
    Edmonton Sun ^ | 2010-06-18 | Mindelle Jacobs
    The savage murder of 16-year-old Aqsa Parvez by her father and brother because she wanted neither an arranged marriage nor every part of her life controlled was shocking. Just as chilling is the thought that honour abuse in the West is far more prevalent than anyone ever imagined. What worries domestic violence researcher Nawal Ammar is that while our stomachs churn over rare cases of honour killings, we’re overlooking less serious abuse going on behind closed doors, particularly in patriarchal immigrant communities. “There is abuse that is low-key, outside our radar. We’re not watching it because it’s not a crisis....
  • PayPal Can Go to Hell (and Moose-Limbs Too)

    06/12/2010 8:29:11 PM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 24 replies · 1,014+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 6/12/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    Family friendly version, to appease the moderators: It's incredibly important, in these times of Dear Leader wanting to take over these here innnertubz, that we continue to up the revolution ... right up their wazoos, if need be. This is one of those times. Apparently, according to innertubz money giant PayPal, Atlas Shrugs is a "hate site."
  • Sweden to boycott Israeli cargo

    06/05/2010 11:07:13 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies · 595+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 5, 2010
    STOCKHOLM — Swedish dockworkers are set to launch a week-long boycott of Israeli ships and goods to protest Monday's takeover of a Gaza-destined aid flotilla, a union spokesman said Saturday. Nine activists died after IDF troops intercepted the convoy. Nearly 700 activists had joined that operation, most of them aboard the lead boat from Turkey that was the scene of the violence.
  • Horrible: Full video of the attack on Sweden’s Mohammed cartoonist

    05/14/2010 6:11:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 69 replies · 1,998+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 14, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Via Ace, whose post you should read if only for the brilliance of his headline. Some of you will be tempted twice over to skip this: It’s long, and you’ve already seen the most dramatic bit. Don’t skip it. Force yourself through it, because it happens to be one of the most genuinely depressing clips ever posted on Hot Air. Everything about this is an utter, unmitigated disgrace — the attack on Vilks, the excruciating passivity of most of the crowd, the sheer thuggery of these shrieking, lunatic, barbarian bastards, and of course the killer moment at around 8:45 when...
  • Raging Muslim students attacked artist Lars Vilks during a free speech lecture in Sweden.

    05/12/2010 6:19:38 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 7 replies · 327+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 5/12/2010 | Moneyrunner
    Women screaming “Allahu Akbar” The "Religion of Peace" goes to church. [view video] But the video is remarkable in a different way: It shows dozens of Muslims repeatedly screaming “Allahu Ackbar” in what looks like religious ecstasy over violence committed in their name, and joy over witnessing an attempted murder as punishment for blasphemy. This happened today in Sweden, mind you, not during the Middle Ages nor even in 2001 in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Right now, in what is supposed to be the most liberal and progressive nation in the world.
  • Immigrant youths riot in Sweden, burning down school ('Little Mogadishu')

    06/09/2010 10:22:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 153+ views
    BBC News ^ | 6/9/10 | BBC
    Rioters in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, have burned down a school building and thrown stones at police in a second night of disturbances. The trouble began on Monday after a group of youths in a suburb with a mainly immigrant population were refused entry to a school dance. ... 'Little Mogadishu' Police said the rioters threw stones at the fire engines, preventing them from reaching the school building before it burned to the ground. The youths also attacked a police station. Rinkeby is home to a large number of first- and second-generation immigrants. Many of them are from Somalia, so...
  • Immigrant Youths Riot In Sweden, Burning Down School [Sweden's "Litle Mogadishu"]

    06/09/2010 12:43:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 53 replies · 258+ views
    BBCNews ^ | June 09, 2010
    Immigrant Youths Riot In Sweden, Burning Down School 9 June 2010 16:31 UK Youths rioted for a second night in Rinkeby, Stockholm Rioters in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, have burned down a school building and thrown stones at police in a second night of disturbances. The trouble began on Monday after a group of youths in a suburb with a mainly immigrant population were refused entry to a school dance. Police say up to 100 youths went on the rampage, throwing stones and setting several cars alight. Two people were detained but later released. 'Little Mogadishu' Police said the rioters...
  • Flotilla to Israeli Navy: 'Go Back to Auschwitz'

    06/04/2010 5:46:07 PM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 14 replies · 562+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 6/4/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    Is that Helen Thomas on the line? You just have to hear this.
  • NYPD: device thought to be a crude car bomb (MSNBC on live)

    05/01/2010 10:08:19 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 51 replies · 2,359+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5-2-10
    *snip* New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said the device was found after a mounted policeman spotted a box smoking in the back of a sport utility vehicle about 6:30 p.m. "This appears to be a car bomb that the bomb squad is in the process of dismantling," police spokesman Paul Browne said. "We do not know the motive."
  • Terrorists Could Use Explosives in Breast Implants to Crash Planes, Experts Warn

    03/26/2010 6:39:44 AM PDT · by dangerdoc · 62 replies · 1,018+ views
    foxnews ^ | 3/24/10 | the Sun
    Female homicide bombers are being fitted with exploding breast implants which are almost impossible to detect, British spies have reportedly discovered. The shocking new Al Qaeda tactic involves radical doctors inserting the explosives in women's breasts during plastic surgery — making them "virtually impossible to detect by the usual airport scanning machines." It is believed the doctors have been trained at some of Britain's leading teaching hospitals before returning to their own countries to perform the surgical procedures. MI5 has also discovered that extremists are inserting the explosives into the buttocks of some male bombers. "Women suicide bombers recruited by...
  • Canadian guilty of planning homegrown terror plot (another convert to the ROP)

    02/26/2010 6:13:20 PM PST · by greeneyes · 10 replies · 823+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/26/2010 | greeneyes
    A member of a homegrown terrorist group pleaded guilty Friday to participating in a plot to set off truck bombs in front of Canada's main stock exchange and two government buildings.
  • SHOCKING! 5 Muslim Soldiers Arrested for Trying to Poison Ft. Jackson Food Supply

    02/18/2010 4:22:43 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 60 replies · 2,211+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 2/18/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    I would have NEVER guessed this sort of thing could happen. Zero is, after all, doing much better than W. at protecting us, so hawkish he's even responsible for the turn around in Iraq. I love good fiction; don't you? And this happened before Christmas, before Fruit of Kaboom. Why are we just hearing about it now? Apparently, it's all about the transparency. From CBN: CBN News has learned exclusively that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson in South Carolina were arrested just before Christmas and are in custody. The five men were part of the Arabic Translation program at...
  • Houston Area Muslim Goes On Killing Spree – Kills 5, Beheads 2 Year-Old With Machete

    01/26/2010 12:54:59 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 160 replies · 6,068+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/26/10 | Jim Hoft
    A Bellville, Texas man went on a killing spree and murdered 5 family members this past weekend. His fury was so intense that he decapitated his 2-year-old niece with a machete. Maron Thomas, 20, of Bellville, Texas, shot five family members at their home in rural Austin County, Texas. (Miami Herald) A family member told police she believed that anger and Thomas’ conversion to the Muslim religion influenced his actions. reported: A family dispute pushed Maron Thomas to go on a rampage marked by a fury so intense that he decapitated his 2-year-old niece with a machete after killing...
  • Guess The Missing Word In NY Times Report On Attempted Plane Bombing

    12/26/2009 5:19:00 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies · 4,052+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine that there had been a series of three incidents in which members of a [invented for present purposes] fanatical Jewish sect had attempted to bring down airliners from Arab countries. In reporting on the latest attempt and describing the previous ones, do you think the New York Times might have mentioned the religion of the perpetrators? So do I. But with the ledgermain required to describe a spiral staircase without using one's hands, the Gray Lady has managed in its article today to report yesterday's attempt to bring down a NWA airliner, and the earlier attempts by Richard Reid...
  • Taliban blow up school in NW Pakistan: official

    12/14/2009 3:10:43 AM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 710+ views
    (AFP) via Google News ^ | December 13, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Taliban militants blew up a girls' school in Pakistan's Khyber district Monday, officials said, as two soldiers and seven insurgents were killed in clashes in the northwest tribal belt. The pre-dawn school attack took place in Saddokhel town in northwest Khyber tribal district, where militants detonated explosives planted around the building, destroying all five school rooms but causing no injuries. "They are Taliban. They are the same people who do not want children to get an education," senior administration official Rahim Gul Khattak told AFP. Islamist militants opposed to co-education have destroyed hundreds of schools, mostly...
  • Arabs Once Dominated Science

    04/19/2004 8:59:15 AM PDT · by me_newswire · 124 replies · 2,914+ views
    KSHB ^ | April 13, 2004 | Michael Woods
    The Decline of Islamic Science, the Rise of Extremism The United Nations Development Program, in a report published last year, described in often painful detail some of the factors that have contributed to the decline of science and the rise of extremism in Arab societies. Among them are: Increases in average income have been lower in the Arab world than anywhere else for 20 years, except for the poorest African countries. "If such trends will take the average Arab citizen 140 years to double his or her income, whole other regions are set to achieve that level in a...
  • Why Have Muslim Scholars Been Undervalued Throughout Western History?

    10/01/2001 1:22:50 PM PDT · by Benoit Baldwin · 103 replies · 2,003+ views
    Bakir Tarabishy's Muslim Reading Room ^ | Article not dated | Bakir Tarabishy
    In the name of Allah, the Most-Merciful, the All-Compassionate   Why Have Muslim Scholars Been Undervalued Throughout Western History? By Bakir Tarabishy   The history books that fill our bookshelves are indispensable recollections of past civilizations’ glories and failures, achievements and abominations. Unfortunately, history can never be completely objective, since it is written by men, and men have a tendency to restrict their thoughts to a single point of view. While history has created in our minds many heroes from murderers, and criminals from saints, one of its greatest crimes is the almost complete omission of the debt the ...
  • How Islam Won, and Lost, the Lead in Science

    10/29/2001 1:27:41 PM PST · by sarcasm · 26 replies · 1,352+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 30, 2001 | DENNIS OVERBYE
    asir al-Din al-Tusi was still a young man when the Assassins made him an offer he couldn't refuse. His hometown had been devastated by Mongol armies, and so, early in the 13th century, al-Tusi, a promising astronomer and philosopher, came to dwell in the legendary fortress city of Alamut in the mountains of northern Persia. He lived among a heretical and secretive sect of Shiite Muslims, whose members practiced political murder as a tactic and were dubbed hashishinn, legend has it, because of their use of hashish. Although al-Tusi later said he had been held in Alamut against his will, ...
  • Obama Flunks History at Cairo U

    06/07/2009 4:20:14 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 61 replies · 3,297+ views ^ | 6/7/2009 | Frank J. Tipler
    In his speech to the Muslim world in Cairo, President Barack Obama claimed: “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam. It was Islam — at places like Al-Azhar University — that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe’s Renaissance and Enlightenment. It was innovation in Muslim communities that developed the order of algebra; our magnetic compass and tools of navigation; our mastery of pens and printing.” Obama is not much of a “student of history” if he believes this. Almost every advance he attributes to the Muslims was...
  • What, Exactly, are the Great Achievements of the Islamic World?

    01/11/2002 8:52:14 AM PST · by ml/nj · 246 replies · 10,019+ views
    Today in the WSJ, Karen Elliot House reviews a new book from Bernard Lewis entitled What Went Wrong. She begins this way: How has it come to pass that a civilization that for centuries led the world in science, medicine, and the arts ... Does anyone know what contribution the Islamic world made to science besides giving us our number system (admittedly a biggie) and naming a bunch of stars (less big)? Algebra may have Arabic roots linguistically, but I cannot think of a single concept or theorem that we credit to the Arabs. The Greeks are all over geometry. ...
  • Five killed in suspected suicide attack in Pakistan

    09/25/2009 7:48:04 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 2 replies · 315+ views
    Reuters Alertnet ^ | Sept 26, 2009
    BANNU, Pakistan, Sept 26 (Reuters) - At least five people were killed in a suspected suicide attack at a police station in Pakistan's northwestern Bannu on Saturday, police and witnesses said. The death toll is expected to rise as the police station and several nearby houses collapsed in the explosion. "I myself have seen five dead bodies," Mohammad Zahid, a witness at the scene, told Reuters. Bannu is gateway to North Waziristan, a volatile tribal region on the Afghan border and a major sanctuary for al Qaeda and Taliban militants.
  • Somalia:Apostates of Islam Beheaded!

    07/10/2009 12:08:01 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 11 replies · 647+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | July 10Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Recently in Somalia there were amputations for theft and now in the continued ugliness of Islam, the beheading of those who left Islam. How long will it be until the stone throwing Somalians in Minnesota started killing people here?
  • Somali rebels amputate limbs, U.S. sends weapons

    06/25/2009 8:32:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies · 722+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | June 25, 2009 | Abdi Guled and Ibrahim Mohamed
    Washington has sent weapons to Somalia's government to thwart Islamist insurgents, who cut hands and feet off thieves on Thursday and paraded the severed limbs in the streets of Mogadishu. Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents are seen as a proxy for al Qaeda and Western nations fear they could destabilise the region and provide safe havens for hardline Islamists from abroad. When a moderate Islamist was elected president in January, there was hope he could end nearly two decades of bloodshed in Somalia by reconciling with hardliners who want to impose a strict version of Islamic law across the country.
  • Naeemi worked for 'alliance against Taliban' [ Pakistan a failed state ]

    06/14/2009 8:07:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 393+ views ^ | Saturday, June 13, 2009 | unattributed
    The death of Jamia Naeemia administrator Dr Sarfaraz Naeemi has deprived the Brelvi school of thought of a sincere leader who always worked for uniting Sunni parties and groups on a single platform. The son of Mufti Muhammad Husain Naeemi, the founder of Jamia Naeemia, Dr Naeemi never showed any ambitions to secure benefits for himself and was often seen riding his old motorbike. A humble, moderate and widely respected scholar, Dr Naeemi never cared about protocol or security. He got his early education from Jamia Naeemi and then did PhD from the Punjab University besides a short course from...
  • Al Quada Torture Manual

    04/29/2009 4:03:51 AM PDT · by Thebaddog · 30 replies · 2,015+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 4.28.09 | TSG
    Torture, Al-Qaeda Style Drawings, tools seized from Iraq safe house in U.S. military raid MAY 24--In a recent raid on an al-Qaeda safe house in Iraq, U.S. military officials recovered an assortment of crude drawings depicting torture methods like "blowtorch to the skin" and "eye removal." Along with the images, which you'll find on the following pages, soldiers seized various torture implements, like meat cleavers, whips, and wire cutters. Photos of those items can be seen here. The images, which were just declassified by the Department of Defense, also include a picture of a ramshackle Baghdad safe house described as...
  • Blundering Afghan suicide bomber blows up 6 militants

    03/26/2009 2:18:40 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 95 replies · 3,018+ views
    Blundering Afghan suicide bomber blows up 6 militants Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:58am EDT KABUL, March 26 (Reuters) - A would-be suicide bomber accidentally blew himself up on Thursday, killing six other militants as he was bidding them farewell to leave for his intended target, the Interior Ministry said. "The terrorist was on his way to his destination and saying good-bye to his associates and then his suicide vest exploded," a statement from the ministry said. Taliban-led attacks in Afghanistan have escalated in the past year with suicide and roadside bombings insurgents' weapons of choice. The incident happened in Helmand...
  • Author, Activist Condemns Muslim Faith at Palm Beach Talk ("Islam is not a religion of peace")

    03/22/2009 6:35:34 AM PDT · by kellynla · 64 replies · 2,951+ views
    Palm Beach Daily News ^ | March 21, 2009 | JAN SJOSTROM
    PALM BEACH — Anyone who believes that Muslims can be assimilated into Western societies is in for a rude awakening, according to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Ali, who spoke at The Society of the Four Arts Tuesday, has reason to suspect Muslims' good will. She was born in Somalia, suffered genital mutilation as a child and was forced into an arranged marriage, according to her official biography. She rejected her Muslim faith and fled to The Netherlands, where she became a member of the Dutch parliament.