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  • Spain: Jihadists Threaten Catalonia over Burqa Ban

    09/14/2013 9:41:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | September 13, 2013 | Soeren Kern
    A jihadist group affiliated with Al Qaeda has threatened to carry out terrorist attacks in Catalonia, an autonomous region in northeastern Spain that is home to the largest concentration of radical Islamists in Europe. The threats were issued by a group called "Africamuslima" in response to efforts by Catalonian lawmakers to increase surveillance of radical Salafists seeking to impose Islamic Sharia law in Spain and other parts of Europe. Catalonia -- a region of 7.5 million people centered on the Mediterranean city of Barcelona -- is home to the largest Muslim population in Spain. Most of the estimated 450,000 Muslims...
  • The Salafi Crusades

    12/07/2012 9:10:25 AM PST · by bayouranger · 14 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 07DEC12 | Daniel Greenfield
    One empire falls and another rises in its place. It’s an old story and it is what we are seeing in the Middle East. The Islamist resurgence was fed by the collapse of two world powers, the USSR and the US. The fall of the Soviet Union robbed the Arab Socialist dictatorships of their support. The last of these, Syria, is now under siege, by Sunni Islamist militias. Egypt’s Sadat had made the move to the American camp early enough to avoid the fate of Syria or Iraq, but instead his successor, Mubarak, encountered the fate of the Shah of...
  • Turkey, Saudi Arabia promoting stricter Islam in Albania

    07/20/2012 4:27:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    CNA ^ | 7/20/2012
    Other countries’ propagation of a stricter form of Islam in Albania is causing tensions with Christians and with other Muslims, a charity leader says. Peter Rettig, head of the South-East Europe Section of the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, said that young imams trained in Turkey and Saudi Arabia are spreading “a different form of Islam from what is customary” in Albania. The countries are strongly promoting the building of Islamic schools. “This is leading to tensions,” he told Aid to the Church in Need. The Catholic charity’s project partners have reported incidents that are “not dramatic”...
  • Iranian VP Blames 'Zionists,' Talmud for Inciting Drug Trade

    06/26/2012 3:04:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/6/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi condemned the 'Zionists' for inciting global drug trade and addiction in a bid to annihilate non-Jewish communities in accordance with Talmudic teachings, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported. Addressing a ceremony for the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking held in Tehran on Tuesday, Rahimi alleged that the prevalence of narcotics and drug-addiction throughout the world is rooted in the Talmud. “The book teaches them how to destroy non-Jews so as to protect an embryo in the womb of a Jewish mother,” Rahimi stated. The Iranian vice-president said that the Zionists' direct involvement...
  • Salafist group warns tomatoes are “Christian” [couldn't stop laughing!]

    06/18/2012 12:22:17 AM PDT · by Milagros · 16 replies
    Now Lebanon ^ | June 12, 2012 | Angie Nassar
    Salafist group warns tomatoes are “Christian” Posted by: Angie Nassar Tuesday, June 12. 2012 (Photo via Facebook.com) This makes perfect sense... because it makes no sense. A Salafist group called the Popular Egyptian Islamic Association has come under fire after sending out a warning on Facebook urging its followers not to eat tomatoes because the vegetable (or fruit) is a Christian food. The group posted a photo on its page of a tomato - which appears to reveal the shape of a cross after being cut in half – along with the message: “Eating tomatoes is forbidden because they are...
  • The Arab Salaaf: AlQaeda's Racist Worldview

    05/06/2012 3:08:02 PM PDT · by Milagros · 8 replies
    Marekk ^ | May 2, 2012 | Dr. M. Omar Hashi
    The Arab Salaaf: AlQaeda's Racist Worldview Mareeg 02/05/2012 By Dr. M. Omar Hashi To understand the worldview of the ideological and racially-motivated terrorist movement of AlQaeda, it is important to listen to the voices of its core adherents. While visiting a London mosque in 2005 I encountered a group of Arabs known as Salaaf (the Inheritors) who for all intents and purposes form the activist core of the AlQaeda terrorist organization destroying Somalia, Afghanistan, and the Muslim world. The Salaaf who originated in Arab religious nationalism in the late 19th century believe that they have a divinely sanctioned mission to...
  • German "Antifascist" Leftists Badly Beaten Up by Salafist Muslims

    05/04/2012 6:10:02 AM PDT · by Milagros · 19 replies
    EuropeNews ^ | May 4, 2012
    German "Antifascist" Leftists Badly Beaten Up by Salafist Muslims 4 May 2012 Ah, a chance to use that excellent German word Schadenfreude. On 1 May in Solingen, the German anti-Islam movement PRO NRW (Pro North Rhine Westphalia) held a demonstration. Hundreds of assorted Muslims and far-left extremists turned up to harass and intimidate them. Two of these "antifascists" found themselves in the midst of a horde of Salafist Muslims, who promptly started beating them up with bits of wood. Even after they were lying helpless and passive on the ground, the Muslims kept laying into them. One was bad;y hurt...
  • 11 dead in Egyptian clashes in Cairo near Defense Ministry

    05/02/2012 6:16:01 AM PDT · by Milagros · 3 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 2, 2012
    CAIRO - At least 11 people were killed Wednesday when unknown attackers armed with guns and firebombs clashed with protesters near the Defense Ministry in an escalation of violence symbolizing the country's political divisions ahead of this month's ...
  • 'A Koran in every home' project makes waves

    04/11/2012 8:48:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    The Local ^ | 11 Apr 12 12:46 CET
    A project by Salafist Muslims to give away 25 million German-language Korans across the country—by mail and in town centers—has been slammed by a conservative politician, calling it a disturbance of the religious peace. “Wherever possible, this aggressive action must be stopped,” Günter Krings, a top member of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union parliamentary party, told Die Welt daily newspaper on Wednesday. “Although there is in principle nothing against the distribution of religious texts,” he said, Die Welt reported he added that the radical Salafists were disturbing the religious peace with their aggressive methods. The newspaper said that German intelligence...
  • Wahhabism and Shia main threats, says Jakim official (Malaysia)

    07/31/2011 10:05:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    The Malaysian Insider ^ | July 31 | G Manimaran
    Wahhabism and Shia Islam are key threats to Malaysia’s security and should be kept under close watch to ensure they do not lead to extremism, a Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) official has said. The National Security Council (NSC) put a group of clerics on its terror watch-list last week for preaching Wahhabism, a puritanical strain of Islam practised in Saudi Arabia ... Zamihan stressed that, if left alone, Wahhabism and Shia Islam could “sow the seeds of extremism as seen in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Indonesia and Chechnya”. He said certain parties were now actively promoting both teachings with financial...
  • Jihad Returns to America---The Arkansas Shooting as Islamic Jihad

    06/04/2009 5:13:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies · 1,053+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | June 04, 2009 | Robert Spencer --Phyllis Chesler
    Jihad Returns to America By: Robert Spencer FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, June 04, 2009 Jihad came once again to American soil on Monday, when an American convert to Islam, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, began shooting at soldiers who were standing outside the Army-Navy Career Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Muhammad murdered Pvt. William Long, 23, and gravely wounded Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, 18. Muhammad was charged with capital murder and – in a departure from authorities’ practically reflexive dismissal of terrorism as a factor in virtually any act of violence by a Muslim -- sixteen counts of committing a terrorist act. Rather curiously,...
  • Recalling turture to death of I. Halimi by Islamofascists 'Barbarians' while the Koran is recited

    03/06/2011 7:46:57 AM PST · by PRePublic · 9 replies
    THE TORTURE AND COLD BLOODED MURDER OF ILAN HALIMI BY RADICAL ISLAMIC FASCIST 'THE BARBARIANS' (FEB. 2006) * [ARAB AND AFRICAN MUSLIM RINGLEADERS] RECITING THE KORAN WHILE ILAN SCREAMS IN AGNOY * "PALESTINIAN" HAMAS ANTI-JEWISH LITERATURE FOUND * RELATIVES OF THE GANG MEMBERS 'DROPPED IN' TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TORTURE Global Issues: Selections From CQ Researcher - CQ Researcher - 2009 - Political Science - 368 pagesthe 2006 murder of Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old Jewish cell phone salesman who was kidnapped and killed by a gang in Paris after three weeks of torture. Halimi was found naked, covered in bruises,...
  • The Muslim Students Association's Terror Problem

    08/20/2010 11:34:59 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    While it strives for respectability, the Muslim Students Association (MSA) has a dark side. For example, a 2007 report by the New York Police Department describes MSAs as "part of a growing trend of Salafi-based radicalization." The report lists MSAs as an example of "Salafi Influences and Incubators," stating: "Extremists have used these university-based organizations as forums for the development and recruitment of like-minded individuals - providing a receptive platform for younger, American-born imams, to present a radical message in a way that resonates with the students." But the organization's role in radicalizing other Muslims is just part of the...
  • Islam's two paths

    10/08/2009 7:15:16 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 900+ views
    National Post ^ | Oct. 08, 2009 | Salim Mansur
    In an authoritative essay published in The Wall Street Journal, Abdurrahman Wahid, the first president of newly democratic Indonesia from 1999 to 2001, described what constitutes "right Islam" as distinct from "wrong Islam." He warned people of good will to recognize that "a terrible danger threatens humanity." This peril, Wahid wrote, emanates from an "extreme and perverse ideology in the minds of fanatics," specifically "Wahhabi/Salafist ideology -- a minority fundamentalist religious cult fueled by [Saudi] petrodollars." The importance of this essay, and the warning in it, comes from the prestige of the author. Abdurrahman Wahid is an Islamic scholar who...
  • 'Barbarians' gang leader gets life in murder case

    07/10/2009 2:14:54 PM PDT · by Parmenio · 13 replies · 1,121+ views
    France 24 ^ | July 10, 2009 | NA
    Youssouf Fofana, leader of a kidnap gang who called themselves "The Barbarians", has been sentenced to life in prison for an anti-Semitic murder of shocking brutality. The court ruled he must serve a minimum of 22 yerars before he can be considered for parole. Of 26 other defendants in the case, two were acquitted and the rest received sentences of between six months and 18 years jail. Fofana, 28, masterminded the kidnap, torture and murder of Jewish shop clerk Ilan Halimi in 2006. Halimi went missing on January 20, 2006 while on a date with a girl he had met...
  • Obama’s Fantasy Islam

    06/11/2009 4:36:17 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 11 replies · 847+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 11, 2009 | Alex Alexiev
    It is now clear that the president is either unable or unwilling to come to terms with the nature of the radical Islamic threat to America and the West. To him, the problem is a few violent extremists, a “small but potent minority of Muslims,” which leaves one wondering how a small minority got to be quite so potent. In any case, the West is dealing not with a few militants, or even with terrorism as such, but with a murderous, totalitarian doctrine couched in Islamic terms that has already become the dominant idiom in much of the Muslim world...
  • The Sayyid Qutb Reader

    09/11/2008 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 8 replies · 990+ views
    Routledge Publishing ^ | Aug., 2008 | Albert Bergesen, ed.
    The Sayyid Qutb Reader Selected Writings on Politics, Religion, and Society Edited by Albert J. Bergesen Routledge, 2008 0415954258 (paperback; $34.95) 041595424X (hardback; $135.00) Preface It has been said that perhaps no writer has occupied so central a place within the universe of political Islam in the second half of the twentieth century as Egypt's Sayyid Qutb, and if one wants to understand the mind of radical Muslims, one needs to know what they read, or have read, and they read Sayyid Qutb. In general, his work has been divided into three periods. The earliest (1920-1947) centers on more literary...
  • Salafi Imam: We Must BELIEVE Arabs are “Master Race”

    Salafi Imam: We Must BELIEVE Arabs are “Master Race” February 19, 2008 In part five of my series Why Blackamerican Muslims Don’t Stand For Justice, I mentioned the racist beliefs held and taught by one of the major leaders of the 1990’s Salafi Movement, Imam Abu Usamah Ath-Thahabi (a Blackamerican), that the Arabs are superior to the non-Arabs (or in other words: the Arabs are the “Master Race”) My purpose here is to show the insidious nature of this movement in promoting the RACIAL superiority of Arabs. And while the Salafis happen to be the only ones brazen (or...
  • Salafism's simple message appeals to Muslim youth

    10/05/2007 2:24:32 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies · 634+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | October 05 2007 | Michel Hoebink
    The fundamentalist Islamic movement Salafism is spreading rapidly around the world via Internet. With its simple message, it exerts a strong attraction on identity seeking Muslim youths both in the Islamic world and in the west. An international conference on Salafism took place in the Dutch city of Nijmegen last week. You see them increasingly on the streets of European cities: women in concealing niqaabs, men with long black beards and half-mast trousers. Salafism, which is based on puritanical Wahhabism from Saudi Arabia, is the sect of Islam that Osama bin Laden and its Dutch-Moroccan affiliates of the Hofstad Group...
  • Wahhabis or "Salafis"?

    12/27/2006 8:46:38 AM PST · by Valin · 13 replies · 730+ views
    Islamdaily.net / Weekly Standard ^ | 12/27/06 | Stephen Schwartz
    What's in a name . . . WHEN THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY of the global war against Islamist extremism is written, it may well be recorded that one of the psychological victories by al Qaeda and its Saudi financiers and commanders was to convince Western governments and media that Wahhabism, the fundamentalist Sunni sect that is the state religion in the desert kingdom, should not be mentioned by its name. After September 11, 2001, Islamist adherents on our shores first denied that Wahhabism existed. There was, they insisted, just Islam. Excision of the W-word from Western discourse was a serious hit....
  • Understanding the Origins of Wahhabism and Salafism

    10/10/2006 12:06:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1,346+ views
    The Jamestown Foundation ^ | July 15, 2005 | Trevor Stanley
    NVM: Modules     Volume 3, Issue 14 (July 15, 2005) | Download PDF Version Understanding the Origins of Wahhabism and Salafism By Trevor Stanley The phenomenon of Islamic terrorism cannot be adequately explained as the export of Saudi Wahhabism, as many commentators claim. In fact, the ideological heritage of groups such as al-Qaeda is Salafism, a movement that began in Egypt and was imported into Saudi society during the reign of King Faisal. The official ‘Wahhabi’ religion of Saudi Arabia has essentially merged with certain segments of Salafism. There is now intense competition between groups and individual scholars...
  • YMCA warned to vacate Hamas town (ROP Alert)

    04/20/2006 10:26:33 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 6 replies · 581+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | April 21, 2006 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM -- The leadership of a West Bank Palestinian city now controlled by Hamas has warned a local Young Men's Christian Association to close its offices and leave town or face likely Muslim violence, WorldNetDaily has learned. The move highlighted long-standing fears Hamas would use its win in last January's Palestinian parliamentary elections to impose an anti-Christian, anti-Jewish hard-line Islamist regime in the West Bank and Gaza.
  • A few reflections on Wahid's "Right Islam vs. Wrong Islam"

    12/31/2005 12:48:26 PM PST · by Dark Skies · 4 replies · 347+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12/31/2005 | Robert Spencer
    The former President of Indonesia, Abdurrahman Wahid, has published a piece in the Wall Street Journal entitled "Right Islam vs. Wrong Islam: Muslims and non-Muslims must unite to defeat the Wahhabi ideology. Many, many people sent to me in the course of the day yesterday, asking me to comment; but really, it contains nothing new. It is just more of the kind of analysis we have seen by the bushel since 9/11: Islam is a religion of tolerance and peace, and the big bad Wahhabis are hijacking it into something else. But as I show in my book The Politically...
  • How the Iraq War United Radical Islam (Religion of Peace Alert)

    11/06/2005 8:38:33 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 15 replies · 673+ views
    Beliefnet.com ^ | Deborah Caldwell
    With the latest world events--fighting in Fallujah, gun battles in southern Thailand, and an attack on the diplomatic quarter of Damascus--attention is turning even more intently to radical Islam. In March, after the Madrid train bombings, Beliefnet talked with Michael Sells, a renowned comparative religions scholar whose specialty is Saudi Salafism, also known as Wahhabism, about the state of play in global Islam and terrorism. We are reprinting it today because his comments are, if anything, more accurate now than they were a few weeks ago. What does this mean for the landscape of worldwide Islam? If it’s true that...
  • Liberal secularism is the answer to combatting terrorism

    09/01/2005 11:15:51 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 5 replies · 586+ views
    On Line Opinion ^ | Friday, 2 September 2005 | By Cameron Riley
    In Muslim nations that go to the ballot box, such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh, extremist political parties get crushed by voters. Those extremists are not able to earn more than a small per cent of the vote. Most people want good government, the electricity to work, the trains to run on time, low crime and so forth. The people are wise, and with a proper outlet to let that wisdom flow to government, superior outcomes prevail. Voters choose secular political parties over religious ones, and moderate parties over extremists. Saudi Arabia and Iran are the two best examples of...
  • Italy: Tucsany is possible Al-Qaeda target

    07/26/2005 5:57:41 AM PDT · by Wiz · 13 replies · 1,698+ views
    AKI ^ | 2005 Jul 26
    Rome, 26 July (AKI) - Blair's preferred holiday spot - the Italian region of Tuscany - may be an al-Qaeda target in the month of August, when the British prime minister and his family are due to spend time at friend's Tuscan country house, according to the Italian newspaper Il Giornale. The newspaper referred to information gathered by German intelligence that spoke of Tuscany as a possible al-Qaeda target by the end of August. The information was picked up by an undercover agent in an al-Qaeda cell. During a religious celebration the agent heard people suspected of being linked to...
  • ON THE RECORD 'There Can Be No End to Jihad' (Religion of Peace Alert)

    02/02/2005 12:32:27 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 4 replies · 451+ views
    ChristianityToday.com ^ | 02/01/2005 | Anthony McRoy
    Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad is the leader of one of the most controversial Islamist groups in the U.K., Al Muhajiroun (which means "the emigrants" in Arabic). He attracted global media scrutiny on the first anniversary of 9/11 by staging a meeting entitled "A Towering Day in History," and unveiled a poster that depicted the second airplane advancing toward the World Trade Center. This month in Britain, Scotland Yard officials said they were investigating Sheikh Omar on suspicion of his support for "global jihad," including inciting Muslim youth to join the insurgency in Iraq. Omar, a Syrian, resides in Britain, which...
  • France shuts two radical Islam nursery schools

    12/11/2003 9:37:35 AM PST · by anotherview · 16 replies · 239+ views
    AP/The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11 December 2003 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Dec. 11, 2003 France shuts two radical Islam nursery schools By ASSOCIATED PRESS French officials have closed two Paris region nursery schools with alleged Islamic fundamentalist tendencies, the Interior Minister announced. "Le Jardin des Enfants" and "La Tribune des Enfants" in the Hauts-de-Seine region west of the capital were shut last week after officials were alerted to their suspected ties to radical Islam and administrative irregularities. Announcing the closures, Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy described the schools as "illegal schooling establishments under Salafist influence." Salafists promote a strict interpretation of Islam. Sarkozy was speaking Wednesday in parliament. He said 101 people...