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  • Dalia Mogahed, Hizb ut-Tahrir Representative Tout Sharia for Women

    10/13/2009 11:21:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 665+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE - IPT News - Blog ^ | Oct 8, 2009 at 6:11 pm | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Dalia Mogahed, a member of President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, joined a representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) for a television interview in Great Britain on Sunday. The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report (GMBDR) noted that Mogahed was interviewed along with Dr. Nasreen Nawaz, women's representative for HT, on the British Muslim show "Muslimah Dilemma," which airs on the Islam Channel. GMBDR described the program as "a show presented by members of Hizb ut-Tahrir" featuring Nawaz "in her capacity as spokesperson" for the group. In some ways, Mogahed's performance during the 45-minute program (which has been...
  • White House advisor says Sharia law misunderstood

    10/09/2009 4:53:53 PM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies · 816+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 09, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    A female appointee with Obama's ear on matters of faith and society thinks Sahria is just swell in terms of "gender justice." All that awkward stuff about a woman's testimony not equaling a man's is apparently a misunderstanding. On a British TV show, Dalia Mogahed, an appointee to the President's Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships made some remarkable statements:
  • Barack Obama adviser says Sharia Law is misunderstood

    10/09/2009 3:27:04 AM PDT · by Man50D · 39 replies · 1,450+ views ^ | October 8, 2009 | Andrew Gilligan and Alex Spillius
    President Barack Obama's adviser on Muslim affairs, Dalia Mogahed, has provoked controversy by appearing on a British television show hosted by a member of an extremist group to talk about Sharia Law. Miss Mogahed, appointed to the President's Council on Faith-Based and Neighbourhood Partnerships, said the Western view of Sharia was "oversimplified" and the majority of women around the world associate it with "gender justice". The White House adviser made the remarks on a London-based TV discussion programme hosted by Ibtihal Bsis, a member of the extremist Hizb ut Tahrir party. The group believes in the non-violent destruction of Western...
  • Al-Qaeda Maghreb Adopts Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi as Shari'a Authority

    09/23/2009 12:19:32 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 434+ views
    THE MEMRI ^ | Posted September 12, 2009 | n/a
    The Emir of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Abu Mus'ab 'Abd Al-Wadoud, has asked the Jordan-based jihadist cleric Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi to rule on shari'a matters for the organization.
  • Who Is Harold Koh?

    03/31/2009 5:49:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 1,819+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 31, 2009
    Law: President Obama's nominee for State Department legal adviser could be a future Supreme Court pick. He believes U.S. law should be based on foreign precedent, and even Shariah law could find a home here.We have commented many times on the opinion of a number of U.S. Supreme Court justices that American jurists should include foreign law and precedent in their decisions. In several prominent cases, this has already happened. In a speech in South Africa, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the March 2005 Roper v. Simmons decision, in which a 5-4 majority ruled against executing murderers who were 17...
  • Child bride turned over to 80-year-old husband

    A 10-year-old bride was returned last Sunday to her 80-year-old husband by her father who discovered her at the home of her aunt with whom she has been hiding for around 10 days. A local newspaper said the husband, who denies he is 80 in spite of claims by the girl’s family, accused the aunt of meddling in his affairs. “My marriage is not against Shariah. It included the elements of acceptance and response by the father of the bride,” he said. He added that he had been engaged to his wife’s elder sister and that this broke off as...
  • Islam in America, Fall Series by Center for Public Humanities

    08/22/2009 9:58:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 1,291+ views
    University of Colorado ^ | August 21st, 2009
    The Colorado Center for Public Humanities has announced its fall series, “Islam in American Culture.” It is a 4-part series, celebrating Islamic contributions to American music, urban design, community life, and literature. The series will explore how Islam has influenced classic American art forms, such as the blues, how it has impacted the built environments of American cities, how it has merged with the nation’s foundational ideals, and how it is being represented by Islamic American writers. The series will also shed light on how the core beliefs and values of Islam have been adapted to the American cultural context.
  • Two Egyptian Christians Imprisoned After Reporting Attack

    08/22/2009 10:52:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies · 569+ views
    Two Coptic Christians in Egypt have been arrested and are being held without charge after reporting to police they had been beaten by a mob... On the evening of July 31, Reda Hnein, 35, his brother Nagi Hnein Fawzi, 27, and their uncle Youssef Fawzi Iskandar, 58, all Coptic farmers, were leading a cow down a road in the village of Al-Fashn when two Muslim men riding a motorbike crashed into the cow. An argument ensued, and a mob of about 10 other Muslim men joined into the disagreement and began beating the Copts with sticks... On the day of...
  • Deal Or No Deal? Mandelson Denies Trade Move ( Oil for Lockerbie bomber )

    08/22/2009 11:39:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 820+ views
    Sky News ^ | August 22, 2009
    Lord Mandelson has dismissed claims that the release of Lockerbie bomber is linked to a trade deal - as the head of the FBI slams the Scottish government. The claim was made by Seif al Islam, the son of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi, in a television interview filmed as Abdelbaset al Megrahi was flown home. "In all commercial contracts, for oil and gas with Britain, (Megrahi) was always on the negotiating table," he said. "All British interests were linked to the release of Abdelbaset al Megrahi." He said he had met Colonel Gaddafi twice in the past year, and on...
  • JUST 3½ YEARS FOR DWI KILLER ( Muslim illegal immigrant )

    08/22/2009 10:58:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 642+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | August 20, 2009 | KEVIN FASICK and ALEX GINSBERG
    An illegal immigrant -- already under suspicion for a 2006 murder -- will serve as little as 3½ years for drunkenly killing two women in Queens after pleading guilty yesterday in the deadly crash. Daryush Omar, 25, admitted that he was blitzed, with a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit, when he ran a red light and smashed into a livery cab in Astoria, Queens, in November. Omar, faces between 3½ and 10 years for vehicular manslaughter, and will be deported back to Afghanistan after prison. Manhattan prosecutors failed to build a murder case against Omar for the...
  • Severity of Islamic Law Fuels Debate in Malaysia

    08/22/2009 10:31:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies · 621+ views
    wsj ^ | AUGUST 22, 2009 | JAMES HOOKWAY
    Some time in the next few days, a Malaysian Muslim woman named Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno will be caned under Islamic laws for drinking glasses of beer in a hotel bar, and a number of political analysts say the country's increasingly fractious politics are partly to blame. The ruling National Front and the Islamist component of an opposition alliance are competing to place themselves as the guardians of a faith that has taken an increasingly political face in Malaysia over the last 20 years. The National Front accuses the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, or PAS, of giving up some of its...
  • Islamic Punishments Will Make Britain Safer, Says Muslim Cleric

    07/21/2009 11:54:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1,139+ views
    Daily Times ^ | Wednesday, July 22, 200
    Islamic punishments, such as the amputation of limbs, will make Britain a safer place, the founder of the country’s oldest sharia court told The Times. Sheikh Suhaib Hasan, secretary of the Islamic Sharia Council, said the enforcement of such laws was “something to bring you more peace and security”. Hasan, who presides over a sharia court in East London that rules on civil matters such as divorce, emphasised that he neither sought nor expected the implementation of Islamic criminal laws in Britain because it was not a Muslim country. However, he said problems such as ‘knife crimes’ would be better...
  • Mullah Fazlullah, Swat leadership safe: Taliban spokesman

    07/13/2009 12:53:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 725+ views
    LONG WAR ^ | July 12, 2009 2:56 AM | Bill Roggio
    Swat Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah and the rest of the group's most senior commanders have escaped the Pakistani government's operation, a Taliban spokesman said. Mullah Omar, a spokesman for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, denied reports from the government and the military that Mullah Fazlullah had been gravely wounded during airstrikes in his home town of Imam Dehri. "Fazlullah is safe and the government claim is totally baseless," Omar told Pakistani journalists. He also said the Taliban leadership had gone underground "as part of their overall strategy" once the Army launched operations in Buner, Dir, and Swat, Daily...
  • Sharia Law And Forced Amputations In Nigeria

    07/12/2009 9:01:20 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 889+ views - Video ^ | July 10, 2009 | n/a "Sharia Law And Forced Amputations In Nigeria" Video Description: "Sharia Law And Forced Amputations In Nigeria see for yourself!"
  • Britain Has 85 Sharia Courts: The Astonishing Spread Of The Islamic Justice Behind Closed Doors

    06/28/2009 7:14:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies · 1,241+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 28, 2009
    Britain has 85 sharia courts: The astonishing spread of the Islamic justice behind closed doors At least 85 Islamic sharia courts are operating in Britain, a study claimed yesterday. The astonishing figure is 17 times higher than previously accepted. The tribunals, working mainly from mosques, settle financial and family disputes according to religious principles. They lay down judgments which can be given full legal status if approved in national law courts. Disputes: Islamic leaders rule on disagreements However, they operate behind doors that are closed to independent observers and their decisions are likely to be unfair to women and backed...
  • SHARIAH FINANCE ALERT: Standard and Poors Launches Islamic Index

    05/30/2009 6:37:05 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 2 replies · 245+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | May 27, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    Islamic supremacism takes another leap. Standard & Poor's starts TSX Islamic index Standard & Poor's is launching an index of large Canadian stocks with criteria defined by Islamic law – no companies with businesses in financial services, entertainment, alcohol, pork-related products or tobacco. The index operator said Wednesday the Shariah-compliant version of the S&P/TSX 60 "will create new opportunities for Islamic investors to benchmark their Canadian investments, and for asset managers to create new investment products serving the Islamic community." The S&P/TSX 60 Shariah index joins Standard & Poor's Shariah-compliant indexes in 51 other markets, including the S&P 500 Shariah,...
  • Egypt's State Council issues report stating Christians are infidels, and apostates...

    05/13/2009 2:49:39 AM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies · 966+ views
    "Egypt's State Council issues report stating Christians are infidels, and apostates from Islam should die" SNIPPET: "CAIRO, Egypt, May 12 (Compass Direct News) – In the dilapidated office here of three lawyers representing one of Egypt’s “most wanted” Christian converts, the mood was hopeful in spite of a barrage of death threats against them and their client." SNIPPET: " Expressing outrage at El-Gohary’s “audacity” to request a change in the religious designation on his ID, the report claims the case is a threat to societal order and violates sharia (Islamic law). “This [report] is bombarding freedom of religion in Egypt,”...
  • Pakistani Daily: Taliban Vow To 'Reform' Media And Banking

    05/01/2009 4:55:17 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 297+ views
    Note: The following blog entry is a quote: Blog Details Pakistani Daily: Taliban Vow To ‘Reform’ Media And Banking The Taliban have vowed to ‘reform’ the media and banking system as a next step in their Islamization program, according to a Pakistani daily. In recent years, the Taliban had mainly attacked barbers’ shops for shaving beards, music centers for selling CDs and videos and girls’ schools. According to a report in Lahore-based newspaper Daily Times, Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan said their next target will be the banking system where "un-Islamic affairs are being carried out." The spokesman added that the...
  • Pakistan: 11-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Attacked During Taliban Assault on Christian Compound

    04/29/2009 7:02:30 PM PDT · by Liam2007 · 11 replies · 605+ views
    Irfan Masih, the 11-year-old boy wounded on 22 April during a Taliban attack against Christians in Tiasar Town near Karachi, has died. In critical conditions from the start, the boy slipped away after five, agonisingly long days. Fr Emmanuel Yousaf Mani, the director of the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), led a delegation to the site of the attack. The group, made up of clergymen and lay people, visited the wounded in hospital and then met leaders of the Muttahida Quami Movement(MQM), the only Pakistani party that is opposed to the introduction of Sharia in the Swat Valley....
  • EU judges want Sharia law applied in British courts

    04/27/2009 7:37:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 791+ views ^ | April 27, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Judges could be forced to bow to Sharia law in some divorce cases heard in Britain. An EU plan calls for family courts across Europe to hear cases using the laws of whichever country the couple involved have close links to. That could mean a court in England handling a case within the French legal framework, or even applying the laws of Saudi Arabia to a husband and wife living in Britain.