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  • Muslims go to Catholic Mass across France to show solidarity

    07/31/2016 7:07:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31, 2016 8:13 AM EDT | Raphael Satter and Colleen Barry
    In a gesture of solidarity following the gruesome killing of a French priest, Muslims on Sunday attended Catholic Mass in churches and cathedrals across France and beyond. Reporters on the scene said that between 100 and 200 Muslims gathered at the towering Gothic cathedral in Rouen, only a few kilometers (miles) from Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, where the 85-year-old Rev. Jacques Hamel was killed by two teenage attackers on Tuesday. “We’re very touched,” Archbishop Dominique Lebrun told broadcaster BFMTV. “It’s an important gesture of fraternity. They’ve told us, and I think they’re sincere, that it’s not Islam which killed Jacques Hamel.” …
  • "But, But, But, Mohamed Bouhlel Ate Pork and Drank Alcohol….”

    07/15/2016 3:53:28 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 43 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | July 15, 2016 | Ann Barnhardt
    Of course he did. Because as I keep saying and BEGGING people to comprehend, islam is not a religion, it is a political system. All of the seemingly-religious aspects are pure theater, which only the truly gullible (due often to low IQs resulting from centuries of epidemic inbreeding) follow. The 9/11 hijackers spent their final days as fixtures in strip clubs, drinking like fish. The largest cultural block of pornography consumers is musloids. The highest per capita rates of homosexuality, pedophilia, and bestiality are among musloids. Think of it in terms of Communism. I mean by-the-book Communism. NO ONE believes...
  • Rep. Ellison: ‘Greater Majority of Domestic Terrorist Attacks Are Not by Muslims’

    03/26/2016 4:28:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 146 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 25, 2016 | 2:51 PM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said that “the greater majority of domestic terrorist attacks are not by Muslims at all; they’re by people like Timothy McVeigh.” Ellison made the comment during an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes a day after the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for bombing a Belgian airport and subway train. […] “And so, you know, we got to understand terrorism as a generalized threat, various ideologies that drive it. But, no, I think we can get through this, but people like [Donald] Trump and [Ted] Cruz are not helping.” According to an analysis...
  • A Relevant and Brief History of Islam

    02/18/2016 6:51:26 PM PST · by BridgeOutAhead · 128 replies
    Hacienda Publishing ^ | 02182016 | Dr. Miguel Faria
    Recently, Tom Scholl, who identified himself as a pastor of churches in Ohio and New York, as well as holding positions in several ecumenical organizations, wrote a 3-part article for my local newspaper, The Macon Telegraph, entitled -What the Koran says about Christianity.- I thought it would be an interesting series to read, but I was greatly disappointed and not a little irked. It could have been an apologia about the goodness of Islam, using selective passages from The Koran and being charitable to some elements of Christianity. But his apologia went further than the usual arguments and Koranic exhortations...
  • [Palestinian Authority] PA blames US for 9/11 and creating imaginary 'terror'

    01/24/2016 1:03:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 1/24/2016, 7:16 PM | Shoshana Miskin
    An official Palestinian Authority (PA) daily op-ed has accused the United States of being behind all the chaos and civil wars in the Muslim and Arab world, including the longest and oldest fight from right after Mohammed's times between the Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims. According to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), the PA writer claims that this turmoil is the direct result of the September 11th attacks on the US, stating that the US utilized this attack to create "an imaginary enemy called 'terror,' and it supervised the cultivation of the idea until it ripened into what is known today as...
  • 'A Palestinian state will help fight terrorism,' say Nobel winners: Tunisian quartet call for the…

    12/10/2015 6:24:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:18 EST, 10 December 2015 | Tom Wyke
    A Tunisian pro-democracy group accepted the Nobel Peace Prize today and called for the fight against terrorism and helping Palestinians to achieve self-determination as global priorities. The National Dialogue Quartet, which won the Peace Prize for helping build democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring, accepted the award at a ceremony in Oslo held under tight security following the armed attacks in Paris. ...
  • Pig's head left at Philadelphia mosque

    12/08/2015 6:07:07 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/8/15 | Dana Ford
    Philadelphia's mayor on Tuesday vowed to find the "coward" who left a pig's head at the door of a Philadelphia mosque. The head was found outside the Al-Aqsa Islamic Society early Monday morning. "We all know of the terrible, thoughtless, ignorant act that someone perpetrated in this city yesterday," said Mayor Michael Nutter. "We will, of course, at some point in time find the coward." Pork and pork byproducts are haram, or forbidden, in Islam.
  • Obama's Thanksgiving Message: We'll Let You Know If There's a 'Specific Credible Threat'

    11/25/2015 4:41:01 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/25/15 | Susan Jones
    It's "understandable" that Americans are worried about terrorism, and they may even discuss the threat at the holiday dinner table, President Obama said on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving."The bottom line is this: I want the American people to know, entering the holidays, that the combined resources of our military, our intelligence and our homeland security agencies are on the case."(video at link)"In the event of a specific credible threat, the public will be informed," the president promised."We do think it's useful for people as they're going about their business to be vigilant. If you see something suspicious, say something....
  • Refugees: Another One for the "Not Our Problem" File

    09/09/2015 7:22:48 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sept 9, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Among the benefits of Donald Trump's proposed immigration moratorium is that we won't have to keep importing hordes of Third World "refugees," such as the ones currently swarming across Europe. For decades, the United States has taken in far more refugees than the entire rest of the world combined. Nearly half of the refugees we take in are Muslim. And it's worked out great! Fazliddin Kurbanov, or "Idaho man," as he is dutifully described in the American media, was brought to the U.S. as a refugee in 2009, joining hundreds of other Uzbeks in Boise, Idaho. He came with his...
  • Shooter's family says he suffered from depression

    07/19/2015 8:31:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 107 replies
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The family of the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga said in a statement that their son suffered from depression and was not the person they knew. "There are no words to describe our shock, horror, and grief," said the statement, provided Saturday to the Associated Press by a lawyer representing the family of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. "The person who committed this horrible crime was not the son we knew and loved. For many years, our son suffered from depression. It grieves us beyond belief to know that his pain found its...
  • Senior Muslim Clerics Speak Out Against Terror, But Have Dubious Records

    06/08/2015 10:58:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 8, 2015 | 4:10 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Top Muslim authorities in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan spoke out over the weekend against extremism, the latest examples of religious figures doing what Western governments encourage as part of a broad campaign to reject and delegitimize any link between terrorism and Islam. In both cases, however, the authorities concerned have controversial records themselves, having drawn criticism in the past for justifying terror in the Pakistani instance and for inciting hatred of non-Muslims in the Saudi one. Addressing students at a Saudi-affiliated Islamic school in London at the weekend, the government-appointed imam of Mecca’s Grand Mosque, Sheikh Abdul Rahman al-Sudais, urged...
  • Obama: Under My Presidency, U.S. ‘The Most Respected Country In The World’ [VIDEO]

    06/01/2015 3:01:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/1/15 | Al Weaver
    President Barack Obama said Monday that his administration has lifted the U.S. to become “the most respected country in the world.” Obama made the claim during a discussion with Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Fellows at the White House. PRESIDENT OBAMA: People don’t remember, but when I came into office, the United States in world opinion ranked below China and just barley above Russia, and today once again, the United States is the most respected country on earth, and part of that I think is because of the work we did to reengage the world and say that we want...
  • Terror Suspect’s Sister: ‘I Feel Like My Brother Got Set Up’

    04/23/2015 11:42:45 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies ^ | 4/22/15 | Esme Murphy
    We are learning more about one of the six Minnesota men accused of trying to join ISIS. The sister of 20-year-old Guled Omar spoke to WCCO Wednesday evening. “I believe that my brother is innocent and that he didn’t do anything wrong,” Shukri Omar said. Omar gathered with Somali community members at the Brian Coyle Center Wednesday to support the four men arrested in Minnesota. Two other Minnesotans were arrested on Sunday in San Diego. Guled Omar was active on social media. In his Twitter feed, we found Omar threatened to sue the U.S. government after federal agents kept him...
  • To Its Citizens, ISIS Also Shows A Softer Side

    03/20/2015 12:45:12 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 15 replies ^ | March 20, 2105 | No Attribution
    The scene is almost bucolic. A sunset, smiling children sitting on grass, families gathering together for a day out. They come to Dijla City, a mall and amusement park just north of the city of Mosul, to spend a peaceful afternoon. As they enter the gates, a man with a small microphone meets them with a standard Muslim greeting before asking: “How do you find the spring here in the Islamic State?” The answer, from all, is the same: “Very good, thank God.” Several men are interviewed in the video. (Women are barely glimpsed in the background.) They say everything...
  • Obama: Religious Acceptance Key to Combating Extremism

    02/19/2015 10:01:45 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 19, 2015 | by Andrew Rafferty
    President Barack Obama told world leaders on Thursday that promoting democracy and acceptance of people of all faiths are essential to stopping the spread of violent extremism. "Groups like al Qaeda and [ISIS] peddle the lie that some of our countries are hostile to Muslims. Meanwhile we've also seen, most recently in Europe, arise inexcusable acts of anti-Semitism, or in some cases anti-Muslim sentiment, or anti-immigrant sentiment," Obama said at the closing session of a White House summit on combating extremism. "When people spew hatred towards others because of their faith or because of their faith or because they are...
  • Muslim movement accepts once-taboo causes

    08/02/2014 7:34:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 2, 2014 9:20 AM EDT | Gillian Flaccus
    Omar Akersim prays regularly and observes the dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast. He is also openly gay. Akersim, 26, is part of a small but growing number of American Muslims challenging the long-standing interpretations of Islam that defined their parents’ world. They believe that one can be gay and Muslim; that the sexes can pray shoulder-to-shoulder; that females can preach and that Muslim women can marry outside the faith—and they point to Quran passages to back them up. The shift comes as young American Muslims work to reshape the faith they grew up with so it fits better with their complex, dual...
  • Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh Steps Down

    06/02/2014 7:20:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 6/2/2014, 4:48 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and his “cabinet” in Gaza have resigned, Hamas spokeswoman Israa al-Mudallal said, “paving the way for the new ministers of the consensus government.” Haniyeh welcomed the new cabinet as “a government of one people and one political system.” […] Hamas and Fatah swore in a “unity” government earlier Monday, despite last-minute tensions which almost prevented the Palestinian Arab reconciliation. The joint government elected Palestinian Authority (PA) official Rami Hamdallah as Prime Minister. …
  • Abbas Denounces Murder of Jews in Holocaust as 'Most Heinous Crime in Modern Era'

    04/27/2014 10:34:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Apr. 27, 2014 | Barak Ravid
    Netanyahu: Rather than soothing international public opinion, Abbas should choose between Hamas and peace with Israel.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas released a special message on Sunday in Arabic and in English on the occasion of Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day, in which he decried the murder of Jews in the Holocaust as "the most heinous crime against humanity in modern history. This is the first time a Palestinian president has ever made such a public declaration.
  • Islamic group accuses Republicans of fostering anti-Muslim sentiment (FLORIDA)

    04/25/2014 1:18:32 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 43 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | Thursday, April 24 | Shelby Webb
    A Florida Islamic group is accusing some Republican Party lawmakers and local party organizations of fostering anti-Muslim sentiment. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, sent letters to almost every Republican Club or party extension in the state, asking the groups to stop bringing speakers who espouse anti-Islamic views. The letter said it represented the interests of more than 150,000 registered Florida Muslim voters. Hassan Shibly, executive director for CAIR, based in Tampa, said such speakers not only inflame anti-Islam tensions but have also led to discriminatory legislation: namely Senate Bill 386, which would ban foreign laws from being enacted...
  • Christians Increasingly Misled into Interfaith Ties With Islamists

    04/10/2014 10:19:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Thu, April 3, 2014 | Ryan Mauro
    Reverend Deborah Lindsay, Minister of Spiritual Care at First Community Church in Ohio, is a YouTube viral video star because of her call on Christians to avoid anti-Muslim sentiment. Unfortunately, her chief outreach partner is a Muslim Brotherhood-tied mosque named the Noor Islamic Cultural Center. A video of her sermon, uploaded in September 2010, has been viewed over one million times. Her outreach to Muslims was also the subject of an article in the Columbus Dispatch. In it, she is quoted as comparing jihad to Lent. […] The audience, especially non-Muslims like Rev. Lindsay, is led to believe that this...
  • Megyn Kelly answers CAIR’s retraction demand: ‘Well, guess what — you’re not getting it!’

    04/04/2014 9:42:27 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 140 replies
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations, known as CAIR, has been exerting intense political pressure to cancel scheduled screenings of “Honor Diaries,” depicting practices in Muslim countries, described in the film as “systematic, institutionalized misogyny.” Agnieszka Karoluk, representing CAIR-Chicago, was unable to dispute the film’s claims after being challenged by Fox News Megyn Kelly, but instead found fault with its producers, the Clarion Project. “[It’s] a well-known, Islamophobic organization,” she claimed. “What I’m personally disgusted by as a Muslim woman, as a feminist is that someone like the Clarion Project would take this film and use it to promote their own...
  • Abbas: The Peace Talks Are Not Dead

    10/20/2013 11:05:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/10/13 | Elad Benari
    Reports of the death of the peace process with Israel have been greatly exaggerated, Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday. In an interview with German television network Deutsche Welle, Abbas said that peace negotiations with Israel have not reached a deadlock, as reported by the Maariv newspaper recently. Abbas would not give details about the negotiations, but said that each side had discussed proposals offered by the other. "The fact is that we're still at the beginning. We still have time to negotiate the issues," Abbas told the German network. .....
  • Clerics encourage hungry Syrians to eat dogs and cats

    10/18/2013 11:44:59 AM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2013 | Ashish Kumar Sen
    Syria’s civil war has become so dire that some Islamic clerics are telling starving Syrians to eat cats and dogs. A bad humanitarian situation has turned worse as Syrian President Bashar Assad has escalated a war against rebels, including some with ties to al Qaeda, even as progress has been made on the destruction of the regime’s stockpiles of chemical weapons. Read more:
  • U.S. Intelligence Confirms Chemical Weapons Use In Syria

    06/13/2013 3:12:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2013 | Emily Wither
    It has been confirmed by U.S. intelligence. Syria’s government has used chemical weapons in its ongoing civil war. The President has not made a specific decision on a responsive action to this information. The White House saying it will make decisions on its own timeline. The President is expected to talk to other world leaders about Syria at next week’s G8 Summit in Northern Ireland. …
  • The Not-So-Veiled Threat to Non-Muslims in Tennessee

    06/06/2013 11:51:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2013 | Janet Levy
    The attempted snow job by the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) of Tennessee which sponsored the joint Department of Justice/FBI event, "Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society," Tuesday night in Manchester, Tennessee, did not work with the 2,000 attendees. Claims that American Muslims are loyal citizens, partners in counterterrorism investigations, part of radicalization prevention efforts, and an integral part of American society for centuries fell flat, especially coming from the host organization that was formed only two years ago in response to anti-shariah legislation in the Volunteer State. A well-informed crowd responded with calls of "taqiyyah" when members of AMAC,...
  • Obama: ‘God Has a Plan and ... We’re an Instrument of His Will’ (Irony Alert)

    05/28/2013 1:54:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 5/27/2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama traveled on Sunday to Moore, Okla., where a massive tornado caused devastation last Monday. There he told Americans that God has a plan and it is important we recognize we are instruments of His will. “There was a story that really struck me in the press,” Obama said. “In the rubble was found a Bible, open to the words that read: ‘A man will be as a hiding place from the wind, and a cover from the tempest.’ And it’s a reminder, as Scripture often is, that God has a plan, and it’s important, though, that we...
  • Muslims Versus Islamists

    05/03/2013 8:09:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | May 3, 2013 | Mona Charen
    The Obama administration is quite worried about stereotyping Muslims as violence-prone terrorists. They fear that any acknowledgment that some Muslims commit acts of terror because they are religiously motivated (however twisted the terrorists' interpretation of Islam may be) is to encourage a backlash of intolerance (at best) and violence (at worst) against Muslim Americans. It's not crazy to worry about anti-Muslim violence. There have been vicious attacks on innocent Muslims. Last November, a Queens, N.Y., man was stabbed six times as he stood outside his mosque by an attacker who shouted "F------ Muslim, I'll kill you." In the wake of...
  • Christianity and Islam: Cooperation or Conflict? (The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam)

    04/22/2013 2:15:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | April 21, 2013 | William Kilpatrick
    Robert Spencer has written a dozen books on Islam, as well as thousands of pages of commentary on Islamic law, scripture, and tradition, but this may be his most significant book yet because of its potential to alert Christians to a dangerous gap in their knowledge of Islam. Christian leaders are badly in need of a wake-up call about Islam and this is a wake-up call that is hard to ignore. Not Peace but a Sword asks questions about the relationship between Christianity and Islam that few others are asking, even though they are questions that beg for answers....
  • Obama lights candles, prays at Bethlehem's Church of Nativity compound

    03/22/2013 2:17:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    cns ^ | March 22, 2013 | Judith Sudilovsky
    JERUSALEM (CNS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, visiting the West Bank city of Bethlehem, stopped twice to light candles for his family and himself: first at the Church of Nativity grotto, where Christian tradition holds that Jesus was born, then at the adjacent Catholic Church of St. Catherine. On the last leg of his four-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, Obama also took time for a few moments of private prayer and contemplation, said Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III, who was the first to greet the American leader inside the church, welcoming him as "a messenger of peace...
  • Chicago imam: “Qital [killing] is an essential element of Islam"

    07/18/2012 9:52:41 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/18/12 | Pamela Geller
    Why are counter jihad blogs (the less than a handful left) the only ones covering these critical news stories: Chicago imam: “Qital [killing] is an essential element of Islam" July 16, 2012, Creeping Sharia via Sharia 101 from a Muslim American perspective: Silence is not an option! | Just Piper (thanks to David) In a speech by Abdul Malik Mujahid, Columbus, Ohio, September 1995., he puts out a Conference calling for Jihad: Consider the following statement: Qital [killing] is an essential element of Islam. And sometimes you don’t like it. Qital is ordained upon you, though it is hateful to...
  • 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...
  • Rima Rises: Muslim Mascot, American Mockery

    08/25/2010 12:35:59 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 2 replies
    Bald Eagle ^ | Aug 23, 2010 | David Yeagley certainly has no particular expectation of Rima Fakih in the way of American values. She appears to be nothing more than a Muslim mascot. Certainly, her reference to Barry “Obama” Soetoro for validation of the U.S. Constitution shows us the depth of her understanding. (Unfortunately, many Americans these days have no deeper thoughts. They think America is based on religious freedom. Or, more inaccurately, they think religious freedom means Islam is in harmony with American values. Worse, they think Muslims are welcome here. They think Islam is a wonderful religion of peace, why, just like Christianity.
  • Uh, Sorry, TIME, Technically Obama IS a Muslim (Debbie Schlussel Skewers Hot Air & Time)

    08/19/2010 3:53:31 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 70 replies
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | August 19, 2010 | Debbie Schlussel
    I was ahead of my time, and the sheep on all sides of the spectrum didn’t like that. For saying those things, I was vehemently attacked as an “extremist” by the entire left-wing blogosphere and media . . . and those on the RIGHT, including the ignorant morons at Michelle Fraudkin’s Hot Airheads, who thought Obama’s speech to the Muslim world was “surprisingly good” (that’s the ignoramus Ed Morrissey and the equally ignorant coward who goes by a fictional name, “Allahpundit”). McCain illegal alien amnesty lover, Baba Streisand buddy, and faux-conservative Michael Medved called me “despicable” for a 1/2 hour...
  • Miss USA says 'American' is her preferred label

    05/23/2010 10:37:31 AM PDT · by freed0misntfree · 24 replies · 1,024+ views
    cnn ^ | 05/22/2010
    Rima Fakih's beauty pageant sash declares that she is Miss USA, but journalists want to find other labels for her. Questions about Fakih's ethnic and religious identity have been nearly as frequent as questions about photos of her dancing against a stripper's pole. "I'd like to say I'm American first, and I am an Arab-American," Fakih said. "I am Lebanese-American, and I am Muslim-American." Fakih, 24, was born in Lebanon, but her family moved to New York when she was 7 years old. She later moved to Michigan, where she went to college. The rarity of a woman born in...
  • Muslims Welcome Arrest in Times Square Bomb Plot(Council on American-Islamic Relations)(CAIR)

    05/04/2010 3:30:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies · 470+ views
    (Council on American-Islamic Relations)(CAIR) ^ | 5/4/2010 | (Council on American-Islamic Relations)(CAIR)
    A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today welcomed the arrest of a suspect in connection with last weekend's failed car bomb attack on Times Square. (View video of today's news conference.) The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), along with several other national and regional Muslim groups,* said the alleged actions of the Pakistani-American suspect are not representative of the nation's Muslim community and urged fellow citizens not to allow the incident to be exploited to advance growing anti-Islam sentiment.In a statement released this afternoon at a news conference in Washington, D.C., CAIR National Executive Director Nihad...
  • "Hamas a black and bloody militia" (Fatah official rips on Hamas)

    01/11/2009 5:21:54 PM PST · by ksm1 · 3 replies · 525+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan 12, 2009 0:17 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    A Fatah official in Ramallah on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Hamas and described its leaders as "criminals." Speaking to The Jerusalem Post on condition of anonymity, the Fatah official denounced Hamas as a "black and bloody militia" that was responsible for the "catastrophe" in the Gaza Strip. The official warned that failure to crush Hamas completely would undermine Fatah and pave the way for the collapse of moderate Arab regimes. He said that Hamas was fighting on behalf of Iran and Syria - the only two countries that have been supplying the movement with weapons and money. "The...
  • Obama won't deal with Hamas, 'Jerusalem Post' told

    01/10/2009 12:50:51 PM PST · by Free America52 · 12 replies · 507+ views
    Jersualem Post ^ | 01/10/2008 | Free America
    The incoming Obama administration will not abandon US President George W. Bush's doctrine of isolating Hamas, the chief national security spokesperson of the Obama transition team has told The Jerusalem Post. The next US president will not break the policy of isolating Hamas, an Obama spokesperson told The Jerusalem Post. US President-elect Barack Obama "has repeatedly stated that he believes that Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to Israel's destruction, and that we should not deal with them until they recognize Israel, renounce violence, and abide by past agreements," said Brooke Anderson in a statement to the Post.
  • Innagural Stage Door Dedicated to Jesus

    01/10/2009 3:14:25 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 10 replies · 498+ views ^ | January 09, 2009 | Worldnet Daily
    Atheists may want prayer banned at Barack Obama's inauguration, and Muslims may appreciate the Islamic influence in his past, but the walkway the president-elect will take to the stage on which he will take the oath of office has been dedicated to Jesus Christ. At a brief prayer and dedication service this week, two Christian leaders and a Christian congressman physically anointed with oil from the Holy Land the doorway through which Obama will walk to place his hand on Abraham Lincoln's Bible and swear to support the Constitution of the United States of America. The leaders also encouraged Christians...
  • Democrats plan pro-Israel resolution: [Liberal Americans Outraged]

    01/07/2009 1:30:42 PM PST · by rface · 11 replies · 884+ views
    JTA ^ | 1.06.09 | staff
    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Top Democrats are planning to introduce a non-binding congressional resolution supporting Israel's goal in its Gaza Strip operation.U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the U.S. House of Representatives majority leader, told JTA he was looking at such a resolution, which is being drafted in the office of Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "Certainly it would not demand a cease-fire," Hoyer said. "It would speak to the conditions that would justify a cease-fire. A cease-fire is not a just cease-fire when it's just Israel" holding fire. Israel launched its major operation Dec....
  • New ploy: Pakistan blames Indians for blast

    12/25/2008 1:09:35 PM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 5 replies · 515+ views
    The Tmes of India ^ | 25 December, 2008 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: Even as India persists with its protests against Pakistan's refusal to take action against the perpetrators of 26/11, Islamabad's diversionary tactics have touched a new low. On Thursday, Pakistan pulled another rabbit out of its hat. That the car bomb blast in Lahore on Wednesday, which left a woman dead and 3 others injured, was triggered by four Indians. Pakistan media, quoting anonymous sources, identified one of the bombers as one Satish Anand Shukla, allegedly a resident of Kolkata. The stunt, clearly fabricated to justify inaction against Lashkar leaders by drawing a parity between the jihadis who attacked...
  • President Apostate?

    05/12/2008 7:40:30 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 34 replies · 278+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 12, 2008 | Edward N. Luttwak
    -- snip --As the son of the Muslim father, Senator Obama was born a Muslim under Muslim law as it is universally understood. It makes no difference that, as Senator Obama has written, his father said he renounced his religion. Likewise, under Muslim law based on the Koran his mother’s Christian background is irrelevant. Of course, as most Americans understand it, Senator Obama is not a Muslim. He chose to become a Christian, and indeed has written convincingly to explain how he arrived at his choice and how important his Christian faith is to him. His conversion, however, was a...
  • Al-Qaeda grooming 'western' militants

    03/30/2008 8:41:49 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 20 replies · 733+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 31 March 2008
    CIA director Michael Hayden said today al-Qaeda was training operatives who "look western" and could enter the United States undetected to conduct terrorist attacks. General Hayden said the terror network over the past 18 months has established a safe haven in tribal areas along the Afghanistan-Pakistan where they are preparing militants for attacks against the West. "They are bringing operatives into that region for training - operatives that, a phrase I would use, wouldn't attract your attention if they were going through the customs line at Dulles (airport near Washington DC) with you," Gen Hayden told NBC television. The new...
  • Muslim leader defends Christmas tree

    12/16/2006 6:45:04 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies · 1,026+ views
    Monsters & Critics ^ | Dec 15, 2006 | UPI
    From Monsters and Religion News Muslim leader defends Christmas tree By UPI Dec 15, 2006, 20:05 GMT TORONTO, Canada (UPI) -- A Canadian Muslim leader, along with Ontario`s Premier and several religious groups, yesterday criticized a provincial judge`s decision to banish the Christmas tree in a Toronto courthouse lobby because it might offend non-Christians. 'It`s so stupid, I`m at a loss for words,' said Tarek Fatah, founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress, the National Post reported. 'The judge should take a trip to the rest of the world. Christmas is celebrated by Muslims in many countries -- they should...
  • City [Dearborn] hosting 9-11 Freedom Walk

    08/18/2006 9:12:01 AM PDT · by zook · 79 replies · 2,922+ views
    Dearborn Press & Guide ^ | Aug. 16, 2006 | Cristen Kis, Press & Guide Newspapers
    DEARBORN - Dearborn is one of 39 cities — and the only one in Michigan — hosting a Freedom Walk on Sept. 11 to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Dearborn has joined cities nationwide to pay tribute to victims, survivors and their families, as well as past and present military men and women. Mayor Michael A. Guido met Tuesday afternoon with Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs and the architect of the America Supports You program. America Supports You is an outreach program launched by the Department of Defense to recognize citizens' support...
  • Why this man should give us all nightmares

    08/22/2006 8:57:25 PM PDT · by 1066AD · 55 replies · 2,285+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8/22/2006 | ANN LESLIE
    Why this man should give us all nightmares By ANN LESLIE 23:44pm 22nd August 2006 Iran's president Almadinejad: Threatened to wipe Israel off the map Why shouldn't Iran have nuclear weapons? We have them, so has America, France, Russia, Israel, China, Pakistan, India and possibly North Korea. So why make such a fuss about Iran? After all, we gulped, but then decided to accept Pakistan's and India's nuclear bombs. Why? Because we recognised that their bombs are, essentially, a continuation of the Mutually Assured Destruction doctrine which, as a deterrent, kept us from nuclear Armageddon throughout the Cold War. In...
  • Religious terrorism is shocking

    08/15/2006 5:01:26 AM PDT · by cerberus · 56 replies · 1,003+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | August 15, 2006 | Masooda Khan
    <p>Recently I read the shocking news of the bomb explosions in the Bombay railway station.</p> <p>I am an American Muslim, originally from India, and have been a resident of Louisiana for over 30 years. I condemn this barbaric and gruesome action.</p>
  • The Islamization of America: From Mecca to Medina and conquering Americans from within

    08/10/2006 10:38:34 AM PDT · by 2banana · 62 replies · 3,216+ views ^ | 8/6/2006 | Aland Mizell
    The Islamization of America: From Mecca to Medina and conquering Americans from within 8/6/2006 - By Aland Mizell Many times the Ottoman Empire tried to take over the whole of Europe but failed to do so. The Ottoman Empire could not conquer the West by sword, but now Muslims are using a different strategy to conquer the West to bring it under the Islamic realm. Today the West is being the victim of their own values, such as freedom of speech and _expression, so that Muslims are using ‘Democracy’ as a tool and taking advantage of democracy to disseminate...
  • Larijani: Our Response To Sanctions Will Be Painful To the West And Will Make it Shiver With Cold

    08/09/2006 8:57:52 AM PDT · by yoe · 3 replies · 481+ views
    MEMRI ^ | August 9, 2006
    The following are excerpts from a press conference with Iranian Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Larijani, which aired on Iranian News Channel (IRINN) on August 6, 2006. (TO VIEW THIS CLIP) Ali Larijani: "Iran's nuclear technology is for peaceful purposes. We accept the inspection of the IAEA, and we are NPT members. We are committed to the NPT regulations. We are a country that acts responsibly within the world order. Therefore, we respect IAEA inspection, in accordance with the safeguard agreements. Therefore, we will develop our nuclear activity where necessary. We will develop all aspects of Iran's nuclear technology,...
  • Philly Cleric Sentenced for Corruption

    09/19/2005 2:26:03 PM PDT · by velocityguy · 13 replies · 518+ views
    Philly Cleric Sentenced for Corruption By JOANN LOVIGLIO, Associated Press Writer Mon Sep 19, 2:12 PM ET A prominent Muslim cleric on Monday was sentenced to more than seven years in prison on racketeering and other charges, the latest in a string of convictions stemming from the FBI's sweeping probe of municipal corruption. Prosecutors said that Shamsud-din Ali, 67, used his political connections to obtain dubious loans, donations and city contracts. In addition to his 87-month sentence, Ali was ordered to pay restitution. He was released pending an appeal. The investigation of the so-called "pay to play" culture in Philadelphia's...
  • Zarqawi says Israeli, Jordanian troops involved in Fallujah assault

    01/20/2005 7:18:40 AM PST · by TexKat · 52 replies · 1,149+ views
    AFP ^ | 1/20/05
    DUBAI (AFP) - Al-Qaeda's Iraq frontman Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi claimed 800 Israeli soldiers as well as Jordanian troops took part in the US-led assault on Fallujah in November, according to an audiotape posted on the Internet. "It is known that 800 Israeli soldiers ... participated in the battle; just like the participation by the Jordanian military, whose officers contributed to the planning and the military assault against the city," he said Thursday. The authenticity of the 75-minute tape, posted on the first day of the Muslim holidays of Eid al-Adha, could not be verified. US and Iraqi forces retook the...