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  • The Deep Things Of Satan; Erdogan's Sufi Influences...Turkey's Significance pt 6

    But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.(Revelation 2:24)And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ISIS loyalist woman in San Bernardino massacre is linked to Pakistan's most notorious

    12/04/2015 7:12:04 PM PST · by Mariner · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 4th, 2015 | By Imtiaz Hussain
    The woman who took part in the ISIS-inspired San Bernardino massacre is linked to her native country's most notorious radical mosque, American officials believe. Sources have told Daily Mail Online that US officials handed over information to their Pakistani counterparts about links between Tashfeen Malik and the Red Mosque in Islamabad. The mosque is infamous for its links to violence and authorities in Pakistan are now considering taking action against its preacher, Maulana Abdul Aziz, after the disclosures by US officials. It is unclear currently how law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the US have connected Malik to the mosque.
  • Signal Mountain man pleads not guilty in alleged plot to kill New York Muslims ["Islamberg"]

    07/15/2015 7:39:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | 7/15/15 | Yolanda Putman and Kendi Anderson
    Monday's protesters called 63-year-old Robert Doggart a terrorist. "Doggart is a terrorist, just like ISIS," a group of more than 80 American Muslims chanted outside federal court in Chattanooga. Doggart, who is white, pleaded not guilty at his Monday arraignment to one charge of solicitation to commit a civil rights violation. Authorities believe he spent months gathering weapons and plotting an assault on a small Muslim community self-named "Islamberg" just outside of Hancock, N.Y. Protesters traveled from Islamberg and from other states demanding that Doggart, a resident of Sequatchie County, Tenn., on Signal Mountain and a 2014 congressional candidate, be...
  • ISIS Destruction of Ancient Sites Hits Mostly Muslim Targets

    07/03/2015 6:04:00 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    National Geographic ^ | July 02, 2015 | Kristin Romey
    ISIS has reportedly placed improvised explosive devices (IEDs) around the ancient ruins of Palmyra, in Syria, after recently capturing the adjacent city of Tadmore. The jihadi group has released images of the destruction of two shrines near the site... Michael Danti, co-director of the Syrian Heritage Initiative at the American Schools of Oriental Research, which is monitoring cultural damage in Syria and Iraq, reports that the pattern of IED placement appears to be optimized for "filmed destruction." Multiple independent sources confirmed to Danti that following the IED placement, ISIS members traveled around Tadmor using megaphones to announce their action to...
  • Tennessee man pleads guilty to plotting attack on Muslims

    05/19/2015 2:38:56 PM PDT · by don-o · 20 replies
    A man who ran for Congress last year in East Tennessee has pleaded guilty to plotting an attack on a small Muslim enclave in New York. Federal agents began investigating Robert Doggart of Signal Mountain following a Facebook posting in which he claimed a community outside of Hancock, New York, was planning a terrorist attack and "must be utterly destroyed," according to the plea agreement entered last month.
  • The JRTN Movement and Iraq’s Next Insurgency

    03/28/2015 4:05:03 PM PDT · by piasa · 4 replies
    Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point ^ | July 1, 2011 | Michael Knights
    The stabilization of Iraq has become wedged on a plateau, beyond which further improvement will be a slow process. According to incident metrics compiled by Olive Group, the average monthly number of insurgent attacks between January and June 2011 was 380.[1] The incident count in January was 376, indicating that incident levels remained roughly stable in the first half of 2011. One reason behind this stability is the ongoing virulence of northern and central Iraqi insurgents operating within Sunni Arab communities. Five predominately Sunni provinces and western Baghdad were responsible for an average of 68.5% of national incidents each month...
  • Muslim leader says pope is model of what religious leader should be

    10/08/2013 1:24:33 PM PDT · by haffast · 33 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | Oct-8-2013 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis, like Islam's Sufi mystic theologians and poets, "is trying to do good for the sake of the Good One, motivated by love and compassion," said the president of the Islamic Affairs Council of Maryland. Mohamad Bashar Arafat, a Syrian who has lived in the United States for more than 20 years, was visiting the Vatican and speaking to groups in Rome in early October as a guest of the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See as part of the U.S. State Department's international speakers program. In an interview with Catholic News Service, Arafat said...
  • Blaze at Sufi (Muslim) shrine triggers violence in Indian Kashmir

    06/25/2012 2:21:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:00am EDT | (Reporting by Sheikh Mushtaq; Editing by Robert Birsel)
    Fire gutted one of the most revered Sufi Muslim shrines in the Indian part of the divided Kashmir region on Monday sparking clashes between police and angry Muslim protesters, witnesses said. Indian Kashmir has long been plagued by violence over a campaign by some of its mostly Muslim residents, helped by supporters in neighboring Pakistan, to break away from India. Indian authorities say rebel violence has recently fallen to its lowest level since the anti-India revolt broke out in 1989, but Monday's clashes will be a reminder of how volatile the region can be. At least six people were hurt...
  • Ground Zero Mosque a Smokescreen for Interfaith Center?

    04/04/2011 7:01:36 PM PDT · by mikalasukala · 1 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | April 4, 2011 | Consigliere5
    My earlier prediction from September:Imam Rauf decided to pick a spot near Ground Zero so that there would be an outcry… and he’ll keep stringing this along until one day when he’ll do the “honorable” and “right thing”: announce that instead of an Islamic Community Center which promotes Interfaith Understanding, he’ll build an Interfaith Center devoted equally to all religions… and the crowds will cheer and people will actually be happy about an Interfaith Center… maybe for the first time ever...recent article from March 30:Two co-founders of the controversial plan to build an Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks...
  • Captured Bomber In Pakistan Vows Attacks

    04/04/2011 1:24:16 AM PDT · by edpc · 14 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 4 Apr 2011 | Khalid Tanveer
    MULTAN, Pakistan – His accomplices brought carnage to a Sufi shrine, but the 14-year-old suicide bomber who was captured after his explosives failed to detonate was unrepentant. "Let me go, I want to be a martyr," he said as he was being led away, according to police officer Khalid Mahmood. "I want to send all you policemen to hell!"
  • Suicide attack on tribal elder, 7 died 15 injured

    04/04/2011 2:12:22 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 37 replies
    own ^ | 4 april 2011 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, 4 April 2011, suicide bomber blow himself in Munda Bus stand Lower dir of Khyber Pukhtoon khawa province. According to local police suicide bomber enter in bargain center. Sufi Mohammad Akber sits with his friends. Suicide bomber blow him self in the front of Sufi Mohammad Akber , in result 7 people died including Mohammad Akber , his son and other friends Mohammad Zada , Mohammad Zamir , Mohammad Sharif , Qadir Khan and other unknown civilian persons. More then 15 people injured in incident. Local police cordon the area and start operation at Munda.
  • The freaky fantasies of a former Guantanamo detainee (Sufi Islam)

    12/28/2010 10:50:24 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | December 24th, 2010 | Praveen Swami
    The freaky fantasies of a former Guantanamo detainee explain why Sufi Islam won't defeat the jihadists The strangest things kept happening to Walid Muhammad Hajj during his years as a prisoner in Guantanamo Bay. “Once, when I was sleeping – on the floor, not on a bed – I suddenly felt that a cat was trying to penetrate me”, he told al-Jazeera in a recent interview. “It tried to penetrate me again and again.” Then there was that “incident with a guy who sat next to me in the morning. When they brought the milk, he began to urinate into...
  • Alleged suicide bombs kill 8 at Pakistan Sufi site

    10/07/2010 8:52:40 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 7, 2010 | ASHRAF KHAN
    KARACHI, Pakistan – Two suspected suicide bombers have attacked the most beloved Sufi shrine in Pakistan's largest city, killing at least eight people, wounding 65 others, and sending a stark reminder of the threat posed by Islamist militants to this U.S.-allied nation. Angry mobs burned tires and torched buses in the aftermath of the bombings in Karachi late Thursday. The attack came amid tensions between Washington and Islamabad over NATO helicopter incursions that have led Pakistan to close a key border crossing used to ferry supplies to Western troops in Afghanistan. Despite U.S. apologies over the incursions, one of which...
  • Sufism, sodomy and Satan (Spengler)

    08/15/2008 4:54:34 PM PDT · by mojito · 20 replies · 354+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 8/12/2008 | Spengler
    Sigmund Freud thought that everything was about sex, and he was half right. Rarely is love so spiritual that it does not also stir the loins, for human beings are creatures not only of soul but of body. Although it is thought rude to say so nowadays, different kinds of love belong to different kinds of sex. Not even Hell can resist divine love, J W Goethe showed in the funniest vignette in all literature: his devil, Mephistopheles, is disabled by an obsessive lust for the cherubs sent to claim the soul of Faust in the drama’s penultimate scene. Heavenly...
  • Led Zeppelin: A force for peace? (Today's Muslim rock and heavy metal artists influenced)

    12/08/2007 7:59:03 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 24 replies · 528+ views
    The Boston Glob ^ | December 8, 2007 | Mark LeVine and Salman Ahmed
    NEXT WEEK'S reunion of Led Zeppelin is among the most anticipated in rock history. And with good reason. In the 1970s, the British band was mesmerizing.But beyond unforgettable songs and legendary live shows, Led Zeppelin broadcast a powerful message to fans who tuned in to the right frequency. Bring the soul of the West and Islam together, Led Zeppelin told us, and you can produce a musical force powerful enough to break through the barricade dividing the two civilizations. In its way, this message is far more subversive than the Satanic themes the band was accused of "backmasking" into "Stairway...
  • Dervishes to reveal mystical side of Islam

    10/20/2007 8:42:24 PM PDT · by Coleus · 37 replies · 132+ views ^ | October 20, 2007 | JOHN CHADWICK
    A Grand Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Konya, Turkey, last December. The Dervishes say they whirl to achieve a state of communication with God. They take their inspiration from Rumi, a 13th-century mystic poet and Muslim scholar. Photo courtesy of the Interfaith Dialog Center. They spin in place for nearly an hour -- an act of spiritual devotion and a physical marvel that leaves audiences entranced. On Sunday, the Whirling Dervishes of Rumi will bring their mystical, mesmerizing ritual to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. The performance, which includes music, chanting and twirling, will give North Jersey...
  • The Development of A Jihadist's Mind

    07/12/2007 8:07:22 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies · 1,147+ views
    Hudson Institute ^ | April 06, 2007 | Dr. Tawfiq Hamid
    What occupies the mind of a jihad-driven Muslim? How is such fervor planted in young and impressionable believers? Where does it originate? How did I—once an invernocent child who grew up in a liberal, moderate and educated household—find myself a member of a radical Islamic group? These questions go to the root of Islamic violence and must be addressed if free societies are to combat radical Islam. To further this aim, I will explore the psychological development of a jihadi’s mind through my own first-hand experience as a former member of a Muslim terrorist organization. I was born in Cairo...
  • Madrassahs and Money

    07/12/2006 4:08:00 AM PDT · by Curlyhead · 3 replies · 208+ views ^ | 7/12/06 | Stephen Schwartz
    Since the atrocities of September 11, 2001, the West has begun to pay attention to the problem of Islamic education, including particularly the madrassahs or religious schools in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt, Indonesia, and elsewhere that indoctrinate young believers in the radical and violent doctrines of Wahhabism and related pseudo-religious ideologies. In recent travels on behalf of the Center for Islamic Pluralism, I have begun analyzing how non-Muslims and other Westerners may assist moderate Muslims in changing this negative situation
  • Killing from Qur’anic Piety: Tamerlane’s Living Legacy

    06/23/2006 1:25:18 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 8 replies · 306+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 1st, 2005 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Osama bin Laden was far from the first jihadist to kill infidels as an expression of religious piety. This years marks the 600th anniversary of the death of Tamerlane (Timur Lang; “Timur the Lame”, d. 1405), or Amir Timur (“Timur” signifies “Iron” in Turkish). Osama lacks both Tamerlane’s sophisticated (for his time) military forces and his brilliance as a strategist. But both are or were pious Muslims who paid homage to religious leaders, and both had the goal of making jihad a global force. Santayana was correct when he told us that those who refuse to learn from history are...
  • Sufi Jihad?

    06/23/2006 12:56:05 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 11 replies · 364+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 15th, 2005 | Andrew G. Bostom
    The Sufi branch of Islam has enjoyed spectacularly good press in the West. Hailed as peaceful mystics who believe jihad is a spiritual quest, nothing violent or unpleasant, Sufism has attracted favorable attention and converts from all sorts of Westerners, from new agers in Marin County, California, to East Coast intellectuals. But Sufis are not necessarily all peace-loving meditative seekers of the divine. The formation of the “The Sufi Jihadi Squadrons of Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Gilani” in Iraq was recently announced at the jihadist website, “Jihad Unspun”. The Al-Gilani (d.1166) after whom they are named was in fact a Hanbali...