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  • Florida mom burned daughter for resisting arranged marriage, police say

    03/29/2013 5:08:12 AM PDT · by Maceman · 30 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | March 19, 2013 | unknown
    PLANTATION, Fla. (WSVN) -- A Middle Eastern South Florida resident was arrested Friday for allegedly burning her teenage daughter with a heated knife. Read more and watch video report.
  • Egyptian Researcher...: Hitler Was a "Righteous Believer" According to the Old Testament

    10/21/2012 7:39:22 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 24 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 9-7-12 | Al-Rahma TV (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian researcher Muhammad Galaa Idris, which aired on Al-Rahma TV on September 7, 2012. Muhammad Galaa Idris: They now say that the worse genocide in history was committed by Nazism and Hitler – the Holocaust. In my view, Hitler was one of the most fanatical believers in the Torah. [...] To those who believe that [the Torah] is a divine book, I say: If it is indeed a divine book, revealed by God, why do you blame Hitler for what he did to the Jews? The genocides that you talk about, which were...
  • Pakistani Blasphemy Case Shifts as Cleric Is Arrested

    09/03/2012 12:46:24 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 2, 2012 | By SALMAN MASOOD
    ISLAMABAD — The Muslim cleric at the forefront of a campaign to prosecute a Christian girl for blasphemy has suddenly found himself at risk of facing the same charges, after one of his colleagues went to the authorities and accused him of falsifying evidence of burned holy papers. The surprise arrest might change the direction of a case that has brought the world’s attention to Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws, which critics say are regularly used to exploit and intimidate minorities. And it bolstered the possibility of a speedy release for Rimsha Masih, the girl awaiting trial in prison on charges...
  • Religion Of Peace Strikes Again! Acid Attacks: 7 Women Burned In 2 Days

    09/18/2011 4:01:33 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 22 replies
    FAISALABAD: A total of seven women suffered acid attacks in the past two days in Faisalabad in separate incidents. According to police officials, a first-year student suffered serious burns after being attacked in the limits of Police Station City Jaranwala. First year student Tayyiba was on her way back home from a local tuition academy when students Ali Raza and Hamza allegedly chased her and threatened her life. “Both boys go to the same college as me and they were heckling me for not wearing a dupatta on my head. They tried to grab me and when I yelled at...
  • Africa turmoil looms over food price rise

    05/28/2011 3:09:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | May 25, 2011 | unattributed
    Africa is facing what African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka calls a "Molotov cocktail" of rising food and oil prices that analysts fear could trigger widespread political upheaval like that which has swept the Arab world since January. There are concerns that the turmoil in North Africa, embracing Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco and Algeria, could mutate south into the sub-Saharan heart of the conflict-ridden continent, where democracy is in its infancy, although growing, populations are swelling and corruption and unemployment are rife. At the same time, popular anger is rising as foreign governments and corporations are pouncing on the continent's...
  • Pakistan lawmakers: no repeat of bin Laden raid (may cut US supply lines to Afghanistan)

    05/14/2011 4:56:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/14/11
    Pakistan lawmakers: no repeat of bin Laden raidAFP May 14, 2011, 6:40 pm ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan lawmakers pledged Saturday there must be no repeat of the US commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden and said drone strikes targeting terrorists near the border with Afghanistan must end. The strongly-worded message came after a parliamentary session lasting more than 10 hours, in which MPs debated the "situation arising from unilateral US action in Abbottabad," north of Islamabad, where the Al-Qaeda chief was found and shot dead on May 2 after a decade-long manhunt. The statement came hours after Pakistan's Taliban...
  • Hamas Riding a ‘New Wind’ from Egypt

    05/14/2011 9:18:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 14, 2011 | Sami al-Abasi
    Hamas' growing support from the new Egypt has the terror group feeling reinvigorated. Hamas is hailing the “new wind” blowing from its Egyptian neighbors, one that is strengthening the position of the terrorist group in the international arena. With bold words and actions, Hamas is celebrating the end of its international isolation and new Egyptian involvement. Says Hamas political head Khaled Meshaal, in an article for Egyptian daily Al-Ahram: Egypt is dealing in a “new wind” with Hamas, because its responsibility now is different after the revolution. … We are looking to Egypt now, hoping that Egypt is prepared to...
  • Saudi orders 500 lashes, prison for Egyptian doctor's rendezvous

    05/04/2011 9:39:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies ^ | Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | unattributed
    An Egyptian doctor was sentenced to 500 lashes and five years in prison in Saudi Arabia for being alone with a woman in a private apartment, dpa reported Tuesday according Saudi media. The Urologist was sentenced on Monday for the incident, which took place last year in the conservative country, according to Saudi newspaper Sabq. The doctor, whose name has been withheld from the public, was initially arrested by police tasked with "the protection of virtue and the prevention of vice." This month, King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz vowed to boost the special police unit with an additional 200 million riyals...
  • Torah Scrolls Torched By Arsonists In Corfu on Passover

    04/21/2011 7:42:33 AM PDT · by knarf · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Free Daily Israel Report | 4/20/2011 | Gavriel Queenann
    While reading something else, I caught this.No mention of whom might be responsable .....
  • 1,000 Catholics Massacred in Ivory Coast

    04/04/2011 7:53:07 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    American Papist ^ | 4/4/11 | Thomas Peters
    Please pray for these victims. It’s an underreported story that took place over the weekend. This from Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit: At least 1,000 Christians were slaughtered this week in at the Salesian Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus mission in Duekou, Ivory Coast by Muslim troops loyal to Alassane Ouattara. The state-run media has been slow to report the facts. The conflict in Ivory Coast began in 2002. The country is divided between the Muslim north and Christian south. This is a conflict that has been brewing for years. Troops loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the Muslim opposition leader,...
  • The Lawless Middle East

    02/28/2011 8:08:09 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish a blog by Daniel Greenfield ^ | Feb. 28, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    While a great deal of attention has been paid to the motives and methods of the Middle Eastern protesters, the question of why so many governments have collapsed in the face of the protests has gone mainly unaddressed. The Middle East's governments are governments of men, not of laws. There are plenty of laws, but none of them actually matter as the ultimate authority in any situation is that of men, not of laws. Their institutions, from the military to the bureaucracy, depend not on laws, but on personal fealty. Laws are covenants. And covenants must derive their authority from...
  • Palin triggers NY mosque Twitter fray (Bloomberg aide pulled race card on Palin)

    07/18/2010 8:25:08 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 112 replies · 3+ views
    Politico ^ | Sunday July 18, 2010 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Sarah Palin, who waded into a New York political fight by endorsing Ann Marie Buerkle in NY-25, is drifting into a decidedly higher-charged battle: The fray over a planned mosque near Ground Zero. "Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing," she tweeted Sunday. The building’s planners, the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Initiative, have said it’s modeled on religious and community centers such as the YMCA, and that the 13-story, $100 million building would also include an arts center, gym and a swimming pool,...
  • 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....
  • Levin: May be more troubling emails from Hasan

    11/20/2009 7:25:34 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies · 1,029+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 20, 2009 | Pamela Hess and Anne Gearan
    There may be additional e-mails that could have tipped off law enforcement or military officials to the Fort Hood shooter before he went on his deadly rampage, the chairman of the Senate Armed Forces Committee said Friday. The U.S. government intercepted at least 18 e-mails between Hasan and Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical American-born cleric. They were passed along to two Joint Terrorism Task Force cells led by the FBI, but a senior defense official said no one at the Defense Department knew about the messages until after the shootings. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss...
  • Women paid to listen to Kadhafi speech

    11/17/2009 6:24:30 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 774+ views
    france24 ^ | 16 November 2009
    Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi gave a speech to 100 young Italian women recruited by a model agency and urged them to convert to Islam, newspapers reported on Monday. The young women selected for Kadhafi's speech in Rome late Sunday each had to be at least 1.70 metres (five feet seven inches) be "pleasant" and "well dressed" but low cut tops and mini-skirts were banned, the newspapers said. Each woman was paid between 50 and 60 euros and was hired by the Hostessweb agency, the reports said. The women were told to got to a luxury hotel in the Via Veneto,...
  • Man sought over 'deliberately-lit fire' at East Ivanhoe (first photofit of Australian fire suspect)

    02/12/2009 3:42:08 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 22 replies · 1,448+ views ^ | 12th February 2009
    POLICE have released an image of a man sought for questioning over a scrub fire that threatened houses at East Ivanhoe, in Melbourne's northeast. Up to 50 Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) officers fought the three hectare blaze blaze in scrub that began in the Yarra Flats at East Ivanhoe about 3pm (AEDT), police said. It's believed the fire was deliberately lit and police are investigating.
  • Afghan bombs kill five, wound 40

    12/30/2008 6:38:26 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies · 311+ views
    The Peninsula ^ | Tuesday, December 30, 2008 | Source: AFP
    Five people were killed and nearly 40 wounded in two bomb blasts in Afghanistan yesterday, as a town mourned 14 children killed at the weekend in a Taliban suicide attack. Two US soldiers and their interpreter were among about 20 people wounded in one of the attacks -- a suicide car bombing in the small town of Charikar, 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of the capital Kabul, officials said. There has been a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan every day since Friday... A purported member of the Hezb-i-Islami faction of insurgent leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar claimed responsibility for the Charikar bombing......
  • ‘Renaissance Couldn’t Have Happened Without Muslim Input’

    01/15/2008 5:15:30 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 100 replies · 805+ views
    Arab News ^ | 15 January 2008 | Hassna’a Mokhtar
    JEDDAH, 15 January 2008 — The history of science and civilization, as taught by many institutions in the West, often fails to include more than 1,000 years of Islamic heritage and civilization, according to Dr. Salim Al-Hassani of the UK-based Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilization. “The Renaissance couldn’t have happened out of nothing,” said Al-Hassani while speaking at Dar Al-Hekma College here yesterday. “In the West, there’s total ignorance of the contributions of other civilizations. Did modern civilization really rise from nothing?” Al-Hassani explained how many Western discoveries are of Muslim origin. There was a lost age of Muslim...
  • Unknown Persons Destroy Ancient Bronze Coffin Discovered Recently

    01/17/2008 4:23:38 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 116+ views
    Saba News ^ | 1-17-2008
    Unknown persons destroy ancient bronze coffin discovered recently [17 January 2008] IBB, Jan. 17 (Saba) - Unknown persons devastated early morning on Thursday an ancient bronze coffin and stole another one completely were in an archaeological location in al-Asibia area in Dhefar valley of Ibb province. The director general of Antiques and Cultural Properties Protection in the General Authority for Antiquities and Museums Hesham al-Thawr held the director general of the security office in the al-Saddah district responsible for destroying the location and disinterring the bronze coffin. Al-Thawr said that the security official has ordered the military patrols, which have...
  • Saudi Man Charged With Plane Bomb Threat

    06/07/2006 2:26:59 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 26 replies · 693+ views
    AP ^ | June 7 2006
    A Saudi man who authorities say was upset about being denied a job as an Arabic interpreter for the U.S. military in Iraq was charged with threatening to blow up a Delta Air Lines flight. Saleh Al Suwailem, 45, of Boise, Idaho, was arrested by the FBI on Tuesday. Al Suwailem was at Fort Benning on Monday being interviewed for the job when he learned he would not be hired because he was denied security clearance, federal authorities said in court papers. After being told to fly home to Idaho the next day on a Delta flight, he started drinking...