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  • Priest gets a visit from 'hate crime' police for expressing his views on Muslim veil affair

    10/15/2007 11:11:13 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 27 replies · 94+ views
    Priest gets a visit from 'hate crime' police for expressing his views on Mubslim veil affairA priest has been interviewed by police on suspicion of inciting racial hatred for expressing his Christian views in his parish newsletter. Father John Hayes, 71, was quizzed for more than an hour after commenting on the case of a Muslim girl who went to court over her wish to wear a full veil in class. A sergeant and community support officer turned up without warning at his presbytery after an allegation was made to a Scotland Yard 'hate crimes' unit. The inquisition in Hornchurch,...
  • Mothers of prevention (White schoolgirls in UK falling prey to Muslim pimps)

    10/14/2007 6:39:03 PM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 78 replies · 3,817+ views ^ | September 30, 2007 | Julie Bindel
    Schoolgirls in Lancashire and Yorkshire are falling prey to sinister gangs of pimps. Two men have been sent to jail, but the girls’ mothers, not the police, are at the forefront of the crackdown. Why are the authorities so reluctant to get involved? Investigation by Julie Bindel A t the crown court in Preston on August 10, a trial involving two Asian men caused unusual interest across a number of cities in the north of England. The defendants, Zulfqar Hussain and Qaiser Naveed, were each sentenced to five years and eight months for abduction, sexual activity with a child, and...
  • Islamic Jihad [Ramadan fatwa]: No Peace for Israelis

    10/13/2007 9:45:47 PM PDT · by Posting · 13 replies · 181+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Oct,11,07
    Islamic Jihad, a virulently anti-Israel group backed by Iran and Syria, has killed dozens of Israelis in suicide bombings and is believed to have about 2,000 militants armed with M-16 and AK-47 automatic rifles, grenades and anti-tank weapons. It operates independently of the much larger Hamas, whose tolerance and sometimes encouragement of rocket attacks have increased Gaza's isolation. Hamas' blind eye to Islamic Jihad rockets _ along with mortar fire by its own militants _ has helped burnish its credentials among Gazans as a "government of resistance." But it is also endangering Hamas' rule in Gaza by contributing to the...
  • Islamic scarfs face ban

    10/13/2007 4:58:06 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 17 replies · 43+ views
    Sunday Herald Sun ^ | 14th October 2007 | Chris Tinkler and Lincoln Wright
    THE Howard Government is considering banning Islamic scarfs at Australian airports, senior government sources have revealed. The security measure would see even the most inoffensive Muslim scarf, the hijab, which covers the hair and neck, banned, along with several other types. Security officials were especially concerned by two other types of scarf, the niqab and burka.
  • Muslim, Christian interfaith encounter (Episcopal Bishop Meets Ayatollah in Tehran)--BARF

    10/13/2007 4:27:16 AM PDT · by tellw · 24 replies · 109+ views
    Press TV (Iran) ^ | 10/11/2006 | anonymous
    World religious leaders should establish close relations since they all advocate global peace, Ayatollah Nasser Makarem-Shirazi says. "Religious leaders can relieve humanity's suffering as they all support a world without war and immorality," Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi told Washington Bishop John Bryson Chane and his delegation in the Iranian city of Qom on Wednesday. Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi said religious leaders can pave the way for religions to converge and play a more significant role in the restoration of global peace through interacting with each other. “Iranian Muslims have peacefully coexisted with Christians and followers of other religions for years,” he stated. “They are...
  • Sharia By The Inch

    Islamofascism: In a monumental nod to political correctness, the Empire State Building is to be lit up green in honor of the Muslim holiday Eid. The separation of Islam from terror is officially complete. Six years ago, Islamic terrorists screamed "Allah is Greatest!" as they slammed fuel-laden jumbo jets into two other New York skyscrapers. Six years ago, New Yorkers were worried about the Green Menace. Now, for the first time, New York's remaining famous skyscraper will be aglow in green — the color of Islam — to mark the end of Ramadan, a month of intense Islamic renewal. Officials...
  • Empire State Building to go Green for Muslim holiday

    10/12/2007 3:35:10 AM PDT · by america4vr · 33 replies · 772+ views ^ | October 10, 2007 | AFP
    Empire State Building to Go Green for Muslim holiday New York's iconic Empire State Building is to be lit up green from Friday in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid, the biggest festival in the Muslim calendar marking the end of Ramadan, officials said. "This is the first time that the Empire State Building will be illuminated for Eid, and the lighting will become an annual event in the same tradition of the yearly lightings for Christmas and Hannukah," according to a statement. Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month, is expected to be celebrated in...
  • No expulsion for students involved in hoax (GWU)

    10/12/2007 10:59:47 AM PDT · by JZelle · 20 replies · 1,007+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-12-07 | David C. Lipscomb
    George Washington University President Steven Knapp has no plans to take disciplinary action against a group of students involved in an anti-Muslim flier hoax, a university spokeswoman said yesterday. "We have established judicial policies and procedures," university spokeswoman Tracy Schario said. "I am confident that President Knapp will let them take their course." However, Mr. Knapp "reserves the right to intervene" in the university's student-judicial process, she said. Graduate student Adam Kokesh and senior Brian Tierney with five other students took responsibility Tuesday for the fliers, which contained the phrase "Hate Muslims? So Do We!" The students said the posters...
  • Empire State Building to Glow Green for Muslim Holiday

    10/10/2007 8:04:51 PM PDT · by Fargo Rock · 76 replies · 4,962+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 10/10/07 | AFP
    New York's iconic Empire State Building is to be lit up green from Friday in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid, the biggest festival in the Muslim calendar marking the end of Ramadan, officials said. "This is the first time that the Empire State Building will be illuminated for Eid, and the lighting will become an annual event in the same tradition of the yearly lightings for Christmas and Hannukah," according to a statement. Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month, is expected to be celebrated in New York from Friday, depending on when the new...
  • Palestinian Fatah rules out Hamas peace talks

    10/11/2007 11:41:39 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 195+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thursday, October 11, 2007 | Mohammed Assadi, with Nidal al-Mughrabi
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction ruled out talks with Hamas on Thursday as Israel warned any such dialogue with the Islamists could "torpedo" a peace deal with the Jewish state. Palestinian sources familiar with the matter said members of Hamas and Fatah had discussed holding peace talks, but Fatah leaders said they had not backed any meeting and rejected dialogue with Hamas unless it cedes control of the Gaza Strip, which it seized in fighting with Abbas's forces in June... Abbas dismissed the Islamist Hamas-led Palestinian government in June after the violence in Gaza, ushering an easing of U.S....
  • Anger over plan to dig up 350,000 bodies in historic London cemetery for Muslim burial site[UK]

    10/11/2007 10:58:41 AM PDT · by BGHater · 93 replies · 2,817+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 Oct 2007 | Daily Mail
    A row has erupted over a plan to dig up a third of a million bodies from an historic east London cemetery to make way for a new Muslim burial site. Tower Hamlets council in London is considering reopening the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in Mile End to answer a long-running campaign for a Muslim graveyard in the area. The park, off Bow Common Lane, was deconsecrated as a Church of England cemetery by Parliament in 1966, after being deemed full with about 350,000 bodies buried there. It is not yet clear what the Council proposes to do with the...
  • Empire State Building to turn green for Eid

    10/11/2007 8:12:36 AM PDT · by mfnorman · 42 replies · 1,085+ views
    NEW YORK: For the first time in its history, the world famous Empire State Building here will be lit in green from Friday to Sunday in celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr. So far the landmark tower is lighted in traditional colours every year only on the occasion of Christmas and the Jewish festival Hannukah. From this year on, lighting on Eid too will become an annual event. At the end of Ramadan, Muslims throughout the world observe a joyous three-day celebration which marks the end of Ramadan. In Islam, the colour green symbolizes a happy occasion. Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan,...
  • Empire State Building to Go (Be Lit) Green for Muslim Holiday (Insanity!)

    10/10/2007 2:10:59 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 209 replies · 4,193+ views
    Yahoo! News (AFP) ^ | 10/10/2007 | n/a
    NEW YORK (AFP) - New York's iconic Empire State Building is to be lit up green from Friday in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid, the biggest festival in the Muslim calendar marking the end of Ramadan, officials said. "This is the first time that the Empire State Building will be illuminated for Eid, and the lighting will become an annual event in the same tradition of the yearly lightings for Christmas and Hannukah," according to a statement. Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month, is expected to be celebrated in New York from Friday, depending...
  • Muslims tell Christians: 'Make peace with us or survival of world is at stake'

    10/11/2007 9:02:58 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 117 replies · 2,797+ views
    This Is London ^ | 11 Oct 07
    Prominent Muslim scholars are warning that the "survival of the world" is at stake if Muslims and Christians do not make peace with each other. In an unprecedented open letter signed by 138 leading Muslim scholars from every sect of Islam, the Muslims plead with Christian leaders "to come together with us on the common essentials of our two religions." The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and Pope Benedict are believed to have been sent copies of the document which calls for greater understanding between the two faiths. The letter also spells out the similarities between passages of the...
  • 'We must control all of east Jerusalem'

    10/09/2007 6:13:55 AM PDT · by Alouette · 12 replies · 472+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct. 9, 2007 | Etgar Lefkowitz
    Any solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will require the establishment of a Palestinian state with its capital in all of east Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority Minister for Jerusalem Affairs Adnan Husseini told The Jerusalem Post Monday. The comments by Husseini, who previously served as director of the Wakf (Muslim religious trust) that administers the Temple Mount, highlighted the immense gap between the parties regarding Jerusalem, and cast doubt on whether Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's longstanding proposal to cede Arab neighborhoods on the city's periphery as part of a final peace agreement could serve as basis for such an accord. "The outline...
  • Southland school holiday debate blows up into a national controversy

    10/07/2007 3:46:51 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies · 1,163+ views
    Daily Southtown - Chicago ^ | October 7, 2007 | Angela Caputo, Staff writer
    Southland school holiday debate blows up into a national controversy (,010507xmas.article) October 7, 2007 Angela Caputo, Staff writer News that Christmas celebrations, of all things, might be banned in some Oak Lawn schools was just another example of how the core of American culture is being gutted by outside influences, according to television personalities, radio pundits, bloggers and everyday people who piled on the debate in Ridgeland District 122 last week. "For years now, it seems like the war on Christmas is only getting worse," CNN's Glenn Beck said. "First it was mangers, then it was trees. And then it...
  • Vigilantes wage war against Basra women

    10/06/2007 10:14:28 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies · 646+ views
    The State ^ | October 06 2007 | JAY PRICE AND ALI OMAR AL BASRI
    Extremists beat, kill females seen as not sufficiently Muslim, police chief says By JAY PRICE AND ALI OMAR AL BASRI - McClatchy Newspapers BASRA, Iraq — Women in Basra have become the targets of a violent campaign by religious extremists, who leave more than 15 female bodies scattered around the city each month, police officers say. Maj. Gen. Abdel Jalil Khalaf, the commander of Basra’s police, said Thursday that self-styled enforcers of religious law threatened, beat and sometimes shot women who they believed weren’t sufficiently Muslim. “This is a new type of terror that Basra is not familiar with,” he...
  • Nasrallah terms Iran's stance on Palestine as progressive (there ya go, Dems )

    10/06/2007 8:52:02 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies · 246+ views
    IRNA ^ | Oct 6, 2007
    Nasrallah terms Iran's stance on Palestine as progressive Beirut, Oct 6, 2007 IRNA Lebanese Hizbollah Chief Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah here on Friday evening termed Iran's stance on Palestinian issue and liberation of the holy Qods as courageous and progressive. Addressing a gathering held on the occasion of International Qods Day in southern Beirut, he said the late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, had attached special importance to the issue of Palestine from the very beginning. Changing the embassy of the Zionist regime in Tehran to the Palestinian embassy was one of Imam's first revolutionary measures following the victory...
  • Hamas: It's Terrorism, We Say!

    10/06/2007 8:05:09 AM PDT · by jdm · 2 replies · 322+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | October 05, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Hamas has had its share of difficulties since its terrorists took over Gaza earlier this year. They have had to take responsibility for actually governing territory, and the international sanctions have forced them to sell the office furniture to meet just a fraction of its payroll obligations. Gazans have quickly lost patience with Hamas, and now they face a phenomenon that they would normally endorse, if not directed at them: Over the past two months, Fatah has organized a series of peaceful protests against Hamas in the Gaza Strip; thousands of Fatah supporters participated in open-air prayers to protest against...
  • Guidebook issued for Muslims in space

    10/06/2007 7:32:43 AM PDT · by wgflyer · 36 replies · 745+ views
    The Australian ^ | 6 October, 2007 | correspondents in Kuala Lumpur
    MALAYSIA has come up with the world's first comprehensive guidebook for Muslims in space as its first astronaut prepares to go into orbit next week. The book, Guidelines for Performing Islamic Rites at the International Space Station, teaches the Muslim astronaut how to perform ablutions, determine the location of Mecca when praying, prayer times, and how to fast in space, the Star newspaper reported. "The reason we formulated guidelines for Muslims in space is because we wanted to ensure our astronaut could fully concentrate on his mission, without having to worry about how he should perform his religious obligations in...
  • Iranians chant 'death to Israel' in mass protest

    10/05/2007 9:28:51 AM PDT · by yorkie · 15 replies · 498+ views
    Breitbart ^ | October 5, 2007
    Tens of thousands of Iranians marched through Tehran on Friday proclaiming solidarity with Palestinians and chanting "Death to Israel" in the Islamic republic's annual protest against the Jewish state. Iranians of all ages began the march through the centre of the capital to Tehran University to mark Quds Day, calling for Jerusalem and Israel to be handed to the Palestinians. Coloured bibs were handed out to protestors with the legend "Death to Israel, Death to United States" while "Palestine will only be free with fighting and faith" was the slogan on one banner. Despite the heavily politicised nature of the...
  • Iran defiant over nuclear issue ( Ahmadinejad has made a defiant speech...RE: Israel )

    10/05/2007 9:08:31 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 564+ views
    BBC ^ | BBC Staff
    Iran defiant over nuclear issue Ahmadinejad repeated his criticisms of Israel on al-Quds day Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made a defiant speech defending Iran's nuclear programme against criticism from Western countries.He said Iran was no longer willing to discuss its undeniable right to nuclear energy - and he described the nuclear programme as a great victory for Iran. He was speaking in Tehran on al-Quds day, a day of protests in support of the Palestinian people. Mr Ahmadinejad said Iran would work until "all of Palestine is liberated". Iran does not recognise Israel. Mr Ahmadinejad has called for...
  • Judge slams car-racket mum who blames Islam

    10/04/2007 9:53:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies · 1,317+ views
    Herald and Weekly Times ^ | October 05, 2007 | Kate Jones
    A YOUNG mother has argued her Muslim beliefs forced her into a life of crime. Shahida Karim-Hawchar, 24, sold stolen cars to unsuspecting buyers because it was her cultural duty to obey her father and her husband... Her lawyer, Tom Danos, said her father, Omar Zayden, and husband Imad pressured her to join their car rebirthing racket. "This was a religious Muslim family, where the hierarchy was the father, the husband, and then the wife," Mr Danos told the County Court. "It's an additional pressure on her to be involved." But Judge Felicity Hampel, suspending a 2 1/2-year jail term...
  • Ramadan added to school's holidays

    10/03/2007 8:03:06 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 65 replies · 1,401+ views
    chicagotribune ^ | 10/03/07 | Jo Napolitano
    Dozens turn out in Oak Lawn to hear debate over religion: Dozens of parents said at an Oak Lawn school board meeting Tuesday night that while they're happy to have a student body of varying religions, they want to keep celebrating what they say are traditional American holidays and customs. That doesn't mean they aren't open to observing other religions' holidays, the parents told the Ridgeland School District 122 board, which was looking at its policies concerning religious teachings and observances. At issue is whether Christian holidays, such as Christmas, should be celebrated now that Muslim children make up about...
  • Unholy Prison Break

    10/03/2007 7:47:48 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 3 replies · 187+ views
    NRO ^ | October 2, 2007 | Gerard V. Bradley
    In March, 2003 Senator Charles Schumer asked the Justice Department to investigate how the federal prisons selected Muslim chaplains. Schumer noted that the two Islamic groups which “endorsed” chaplain candidates promoted Wahhabism, a form of Islam especially hospitable to terrorism. At least 15 of the 19 September 11 hijackers, for example, are believed to have been Wahhabis. Within a year the Justice Department’s inspector general produced a list of defects in how “Muslim Religious Services Providers” were recruited. The most alarming was this: the doctrinal beliefs of Muslim applicants were not examined to see if they were consistent with prison...
  • House Voting to Commend Muslims During Ramadan

    10/03/2007 6:05:11 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 38 replies · 356+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | October 2, 2007 | Staff
    Our elected officials in the House of Representatives are voting on an important resolution today. H. RES. 635 Recognizing the commencement of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and commending Muslims in the United States and throughout the world for their faith. Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas (for herself, Mr. MEEKS of New York, and Mr. ELLISON) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs...
  • Pentagon observes Muslim holy month

    10/03/2007 6:32:16 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 51 replies · 454+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2007 | Sara A. Carter
    Navy imam Chaplain Abuhena M. Saifulislam lifted his voice to God as he called to prayer more than 100 Department of Defense employees Monday at a celebration of Ramadan at the Pentagon....Uniformed military personnel, civilians and family members faced Mecca and knelt on adorned prayer rugs chanting their prayers in quiet invocation to Allah. “We do all we can to help meet the religious needs of our soldiers,” said Deputy Pentagon Chaplain Army Maj. Alan Pomaville, a Christian, who attended the iftar alongside the Muslim chaplains... As the Pentagon celebrated Ramadan, the White House is in preparations for an iftar...

    10/03/2007 6:46:12 AM PDT · by pitinkie · 63 replies · 430+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 3, 2007 | YOAV GONEN
    As more than a dozen universities and colleges across the country have done, the school is looking to install foot baths for ritualistic cleansing in a new Islamic center proposed for its more-than-1,500 Muslim students. While a home for the center has yet to be secured, NYU is in talks with the Archdiocese of New York about buying its building at 238 Thompson St., where the student Catholic and Islamic centers are currently housed. In a bathroom there by the Muslim prayer room - as well as in more-visible university bathrooms - Muslim students wash before each of five daily...
  • Islamic Bigotry: The Slaughter of 4,000 Gays

    10/02/2007 5:20:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 38 replies · 663+ views ^ | October 02, 2007 | Robert Spencer
     At Columbia University on Monday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared: “We don’t have homosexuals like in your country. We don’t have that in our country. We don’t have this phenomenon; I don’t know who’s told you we have it.” If there were any truth to this – and there is none – it would be because because the Islamic regime in Iran had killed them, since homosexuality can be a capital crime in that country. One notorious case occurred on July 19, 2005, when two teenage boys, Mahmoud Asgari, 14, and Ayaz Marhoni, 16, were hanged in a particularly brutal...
  • Newspaper: Author Ayaan Hirsi Ali returns to Netherlands

    10/01/2007 11:22:17 AM PDT · by camerakid400 · 10 replies · 97+ views
    IHT ^ | Sept 30, 2007
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: Former legislator Ayaan Hirsi Ali, threatened with death for her anti-Islam writings, returned to the Netherlands on Monday after the Dutch government refused to continue paying for her bodyguards in the United States, a newspaper reported. Hirsi Ali, 37, has been under police protection since 2004 when a radical Muslim murdered Theo van Gogh, her collaborator in a film critical of Islam, and left a letter threatening her impaled in his chest with a knife. The killer is serving a life sentence. Hirsi Ali moved to the United States in 2006 to join the American Enterprise Institute, a...
  • Explosives-Carrying Man Arrested Near US Embassy in Vienna (Austria)

    10/01/2007 7:31:55 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 56 replies · 1,227+ views
    Vienna - A man was arrested in Vienna Monday after he planted a backpack filled with explosives and nails in a street near the US embassy to Austria, the Austrian press agency reported. According to initial information the suspect, a man with Bosnian background living outside Vienna, suddenly dropped the bag filled with hand grenades and other explosives in Pfluggasse in Vienna's 9th district. Before that he had visited the US-embassy in nearby Boltzmanngasse, police said.
  • Illinois Schools Canceling Christmas and Halloween to Avoid Offending Muslims

    09/28/2007 10:12:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 161 replies · 1,204+ views
    lgf ^ | Sep 28, 2007
    Another absolutely disgusting example of pre-emptive dhimmitude, in the name of tolerance and multiculturalism, right here in the US: First Jell-O, now Santa. So long, Halloween parade. Farewell, Santa’s gift shop. The holiday traditions are facing elimination in some Oak Lawn schools this year after complaints that the activities are offensive, particularly to Muslim students. Final decisions on which of the festivities will be axed will fall to the principals at each of Ridgeland School District 122’s five schools, Supt. Tom Smyth said. Parents expect that the announcement is going to add to the tension that has been building since...

    09/28/2007 6:35:50 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 9 replies · 36+ views
    Nealz Nuze/The Washington Times ^ | Friday, September 28, 2007 | Neal Boortz
    Yesterday on Nealz Nuze you might remember a story about the Governor of Virginia appointing Dr. Esam S. Omeish to Virginia's Commission of Immigration. Omeish had links to terrorist groups ... One of our very astute Nuze readers -- Kent from Virginia -- read Nealz Nuze and actually called his local radio station to talk to the Governor (who was a guest on a local show). Apparently this was the first time that the Governor had heard that there were videos of Omeish on YouTube condemning Israel. Here's a link to the Washington Times story on the subject. Well...
  • Iran's Iron Fist ( The mullahs are cracking down [once again] on dissent.

    09/27/2007 9:53:32 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies · 923+ views
    christianitytoday. ^ | August 6, 2007 5:05PM | Stan Guthrie
    Iran's nuclear ambitions are just one aspect of the mullahs' iron-fisted approach to maintaining their power. According to an article in the Monday Wall Street Journal (entitled "Domestic Terror in Iran"), the powers that be that run the Islamic Republic are cracking down against "anti-Islam hooligans," as well as "trade union leaders, student activists, journalists and even mullahs opposed to the regime." After describing the recent public execution of seven men, the author, Amir Tahiri, states: "The Mashad hangings, broadcast live on local television, are among a series of public executions ordered by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last month as part...
  • Backlash Against Bollinger Hits Columbia ... (from faculty members and students ...MoonBats)

    09/26/2007 7:02:29 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 53 replies · 148+ views
    New York Sun ^ | September 26, 2007 | ANNIE KARNI
    A backlash against the president of Columbia University, Lee Bollinger, who on Monday delivered a harsh rebuke to President Ahmadinejad, is coming from faculty members and students who said he struck an "insulting tone" and that his remarks amounted to "schoolyard taunts." The fierceness of Mr. Bollinger's critique bought the Iranian some sympathy on campus that he didn't deserve, the critics said, and amounted to a squandered opportunity to provide a lesson in diplomacy. Mr. Bollinger opened a two-hour program during which the Iranian president spoke and answered questions at the Roone Arledge Auditorium in Morningside Heights by calling Mr....
  • Iran's Friendly Audience-What's really behind Ahmadinejad's speech to the UN?

    09/26/2007 6:52:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies · 26+ views ^ | September 26, 2007 | Joseph Klein
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech before the United Nations General Assembly this week is all part of a sophisticated propaganda campaign to counter American and European pressure for stronger Security Council sanctions against Iran and to build support in the General Assembly for Iran’s campaign to win a Security Council seat of its own. Ahmadinejad may be crazy, but he is no fool. While his thugs back home are busy sending arms to kill our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, sentencing political prisoners to long jail terms or worse, and imposing strict censorship at Iran’s universities, he knows exactly what...
  • Muslims persecute Christians; World Looks the Other Way

    09/25/2007 8:33:02 AM PDT · by kellynla · 29 replies · 167+ views ^ | 09/25/2007 | Robert Spencer
    Pope Benedict XVI spoke out last Thursday on behalf of “the right to change religion,” saying that this right “should be guaranteed not only legally, but also in daily practice.” This was an unmistakable reference to Islam, since traditional Islamic law mandates the death penalty for apostates from Islam, in accordance with Muhammad’s command: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.” Many Muslims take this dictum quite seriously today. In August 2007, Mohammed Hegazy, an Egyptian convert from Islam to Christianity, was forced by sentences of death pronounced against him by Islamic clerics to go into hiding. An Afghani,...
  • LESSON IN ABSURDITY(Ahmadinejad's appearance at Columbia)

    09/25/2007 8:13:40 AM PDT · by kellynla · 10 replies · 29+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | September 25, 2007 | staff
    That was some show Iranian despot Mahmoud Ahmadinejad put on yes terday at Columbia University. We're not sure how students who heard him gained academically - but at least they were entertained. Ahmadinejad, on the other hand, must have had a blast. Speaking at one of America's top universities, he must have thought himself a legitimate player. And the fact that the controversy over his speech led to its live broadcast over cable news networks likewise must have convinced him he'd won a PR coup. But what, exactly, did Americans learn? That Ahmadinejad is capable of delivering a rambling and...
  • FBI arrests six more Pakistan-origin suspects on charges of money laundering

    09/25/2007 7:58:41 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 12 replies · 89+ views
    Yahoo Indian News ^ | September 24, 2007
    The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested six more suspects of Pakistani origin from Maryland on charges of money laundering. On Thursday, 11 suspects were arrested in Maryland, including nine illegal immigrants from Pakistan. On the same day, US federal officials had indicted 39 people, including some Pakistani operators of convenience stores in Eastern Shore communities, the Dawn reported. Saifullah Ranjha, one of the defendants, was also charged with attempting to finance the al Qaeda. Commenting on the arrests, Pakistan's Ambassador Mahmud Ali Durrani said that he did not know the details of this particular case, but similar...
  • Jewish Action Alliance Calls for Columbia U Alumni Revolt

    09/25/2007 8:04:50 AM PDT · by Action Alliance · 20 replies · 639+ views
    Jewish Action Alliance | 9/24/07 | Beth Gilinsky
    Jewish Action Alliance For Immediate Release Contact: Beth Gilinsky (212) 726-1124 Jewish Action Alliance President Calls for Alumni Revolt Against Bollinger: "Columbia Has Left the Ivy League and Joined the Slimy League" JAA Repudiates Hillary Clinton's Mealy-Mouthed Response to Columbia's Invitation to Ahmadinejad Invitation New York, September 24, 2007 -- Jewish Action Alliance President Beth Gilinsky, an alumna of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, today called on Columbia University's President Lee Bollinger to resign and said she would organize an Alumni Revolt against the university. "Today Columbia departed from the Ivy League, and joined the Slimy League...
  • Outrage in India as Pakistani cricket captain thanks all Muslims

    09/25/2007 7:56:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies · 295+ views
    CNN-IBN,India ^ | September 25, 2007
    Outrage in India over Pak skipper's Muslim remark Published on Tuesday , September 25, 2007 at 18:19 in Sports section New Delhi: Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik's statement at the ICC World Twenty20 award ceremony after the final has sparked off controversy and outrage among viewers who were glued to their television sets on Monday. In the midst of celebrations in the Indian camp, what ruffled feathers was Malik's comment, which was not seen by many as being in good taste. At the award ceremony, Malik thanked Muslims all over for their support to the team on a day when two...
  • IRI President addresses students at Colombia University

    09/25/2007 7:30:41 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 25 replies · 38+ views
    Islamic Republic News Agency ^ | September 25, 2007
    Ahmadinejad-Colombia Varsity-Address Despite entire US media objections, negative propagation and hue and cry in recent days over IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's scheduled address at Colombia University, he gave his lecture and answered students questions here on Monday afternoon. On second day of his entry in New York, and amid standing ovation of the audience that had attended the hall where the Iranian President was to give his lecture as of early hours of the day, Ahmadinejad said that Iran is not going to attack any country in the world. Before President Ahamadinejad's address, Colombia University Chancellor in a brief address...
  • Why Columbia was wrong to give Ahamdinejad a platform

    09/25/2007 7:05:36 AM PDT · by RyanJones · 3 replies · 48+ views
    The combination of naivety and hypocrisy that plagues Columbia University is increasingly prevalent throughout America academia, and is like a Trojan Horse opening the doors to our most dedicated enemies.
  • Live From New York, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Unreality Show

    09/25/2007 7:05:49 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 23 replies · 47+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2007 | Dana Milbank
    "For hundreds of years, we've lived in friendship and brotherhood with the people of Iraq," Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the National Press Club yesterday. That's true -- as long as you don't count the little unpleasantness of the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, when a million people died, some by poison gas. And you'd also have to overlook 500 years of fighting during the Ottoman Empire. But never mind that: Ahmadinejad was on a roll. "Our people are the freest people in the world," said the man whose government executes dissidents, jails academics and stones people to death....And if...
  • Al Qaeda Targets Our Schoolchildren

    09/24/2007 11:20:42 PM PDT · by Yaco · 46 replies · 563+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 25, 2007 | Marc Sheppard
    While Democrats prepare witless campaign slogans blaming Republicans for millions of children not protected by health insurance, al Qaeda's blatant threat to exterminate 2 million American kids remains unheeded. And it will likely continue to be, notwithstanding mounting evidence that there exists no peril on Earth our young need greater protection from today than merciless jihadist monsters.
  • Thousands Pack Area Around U.N., Slam Ahmadinejad [25,000 People]

    09/24/2007 5:58:11 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 125 replies · 994+ views
    CBS ^ | September 24, 2007 | Marcia Kramer
    Now that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has spoken at Columbia University, it's on to the United Nations, where there's a tight security net. As many as 25,000 people from around the metro area and the country flocked to the U.N. to protest Ahmadinejad's visit. Many are demanding an end to Iran's nuclear threat. The NYPD's eye in the sky took security pictures. On the ground, beefy machine-gun toting cops provided an extra layer of protection for Israel's foreign minister as she demand Iran's president be reigned in by the world community. "There's a need to stop Ahmadinejad," Tzipi Livni said....
  • Where can I find a stream of Ahmadinejad at Columbia? [That, and the LIVE THREAD here.]

    09/24/2007 6:06:37 AM PDT · by AngryCapitalist · 775 replies · 2,162+ views
    9-24-07 | Vanity
    Anyone know where I can find an audio or video stream of Ahmadinejad's appearance at columbia? Blan on blogging it I can find one.
  • (UK) Bishop warns that Muslims who convert risk being killed

    09/24/2007 1:24:29 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies · 74+ views
    The Observer ^ | September 16, 2007 | Jamie Doward
    One of the Church of England's most senior bishops is warning that people will die unless Muslim leaders in Britain speak out in defence of the right to change faith. Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester, whose father converted from Islam to Christianity in Pakistan, says he is looking to Muslim leaders in Britain to 'uphold basic civil liberties, including the right for people to believe what they wish to believe and to even change their beliefs if they wish to do so'. Some Islamic texts brand Muslims who convert to other faiths as 'apostates' and call for them to...
  • Ahmadinejad a hero for Arabs

    09/23/2007 11:29:50 PM PDT · by james500 · 33 replies · 283+ views
    LA Times ^ | September 24, 2007 | Jeffrey Fleishman, Noha El-Hennawy, Ranya Kadri
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a flinty populist in a zip-up jacket whose scathing rhetoric and defiance of Washington are often caricatured in the Western media, has transcended national and religious divides to become a folk hero across the Middle East. The diminutive, at times inscrutable, president is a wellspring of stinging sound-bites and swagger for Muslims who complain that their leaders are too beholden to or frightened of the Bush administration. Ahmadinejad, who arrived in New York Sunday ahead of a U.N. General Assembly meeting, is an easily marketable commodity:a streetwise politician with nuclear ambitions and an open microphone. "I...
  • Police posts set on fire in mob fury [Dropped a Koran in Delhi]

    09/23/2007 1:52:15 PM PDT · by Alouette · 34 replies · 498+ views
    Times of India ^ | Sept. 23, 2007
    NEW DELHI: Two police posts were set on fire by thousands of agitated residents and students around Jamia Milia Islamia University on Saturday evening. The angry mob first set Jamia police post on fire and later targetted Sahinbagh police post in Sarita Vihar. About 40 people, including policemen, were injured in the violence. Around two dozen police officers were injured in which four were reported to be critical. The incident happened after local residents in the area resisted police’s efforts to remove a patri market. In course of the encroachment removal drive, the Koran was reportedly dropped by a policeman,...