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  • Deep Corruption at the Obama Justice Department

    09/15/2011 6:04:00 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | September 15, 2011 | Quin Hillyer
    Start rattling the chains. Start ratcheting up the hue and cry. Fire up the masses. It's long past time to force mass resignations at, and possible prosecutions of members of, the Obama Justice Department --and, more broadly, of the West Wing itself. Forgive all the links, but the scope of the corruption is so large as to defy adequate descriptions, in a single column, of each abomination. The reality is that these Obama/Holder minions at DoJ are dangerous to the very heart of constitutional, republican (small 'r') government.
  • Rep. Kucinich Says Everyone, Including Osama Bin Laden, Should Get the Same 'Basic Rights'

    11/24/2009 8:03:58 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 24 replies · 928+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 23, 2009 | Nick Ballasy
    (CNSNews.com) - When asked whether al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden should have the right to remain silent and be given a lawyer, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) told CNSNews.com that everyone who is accused of a crime should have the same "basic rights" afforded by the U.S. Constitution.. On Capitol Hill on Nov. 19, CNSNews.com asked Kucinich, “If and when the U.S. captures Osama Bin Laden, should he have the right to remain silent and be given a lawyer--told he can get a lawyer?” Kucinich said: “I think that America does best when the values that we want other nations...
  • Two of Britain's most dangerous Islamic terrorists moved

    03/22/2008 7:25:38 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 7 replies · 353+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 21 March 08 | GWYNETH REES
    Two of Britain's most dangerous Islamic terrorists moved to new prison - because they complained fellow inmates were 'too white' Two of Britain's most dangerous terrorists have been moved to different prisons after complaining their fellow inmates were "too white". Dhiren Barot and Omar Khyam asked to be transferred from high-security Frankland prison near Durham. Barot masterminded a radioactive bomb plot involving limousines packed with nails and explosives and Khyam plotted to blow up Bluewater shopping centre in Kent. They said they were at risk from other inmates - who are predominantly white - and claimed the environment was "dangerous"...
  • Jurors to be screened for anti-Muslim bias

    03/22/2007 12:57:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 48 replies · 1,239+ views
    MiamiHerald.com ^ | Wed, Mar. 21, 2007 | EVAN S. BENN
    Jurors to be screened for anti-Muslim bias BY EVAN S. BENN ebenn@MiamiHerald.com Potential jurors in the upcoming trial of a Boca Raton doctor and three other men accused of conspiring to help terrorists will be screened for anti-Muslim biases. A federal judge in New York ruled Tuesday that attorneys for Dr. Rafiq A. Sabir, Tarik Shah, Abdulrahman Farhane and Mahmud Faruq Brent can ask possible jurors to fill out questionnaires before jury selection begins. The questions cannot ask potential jurors about their religious beliefs, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska said. The men, all U.S. citizens who are Muslim, are scheduled...
  • Police chief calls on communities (UK NATIONAL SUICIDE)

    01/24/2007 4:05:18 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 11 replies · 420+ views
    bbc news ^ | 24 January 2007 | Nasreen Suleaman
    The police are considering proposals to share intelligence and information with Muslims before launching anti-terror operations. The plans, announced by the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair, are part of a wider vision to engage more with British Muslims whose support police need in fighting terrorism. At a conference on Islamophobia, Sir Ian told his largely Muslim audience that combating the threat of extremism and terrorism was something his officers could not do alone. "It will not be the police and intelligence services that defeat terrorism, it will be communities," he said. "The most single important component in the domestic...
  • Prayer Space Requested (Muslims at college sports games!)

    01/21/2007 7:51:32 AM PST · by silverleaf · 6 replies · 353+ views
    The Daily Northwestern ^ | January 19, 2007 | Dan Fletcher and Paul TakahashiI
    Amid the cheering Northwestern football fans at Ryan Field, all Ashar Wasi wanted was a quiet place to pray. The only place he could find was a spot of less-than-clean floor in a public walkway. "We had to pray in front of the concession stand, in front of all the people," the McCormick junior said. Perhaps someone noticed. At last Wednesday's ASG meeting, the Muslim-cultural Students Association proposed a bill establishing a designated prayer area at Welsh-Ryan Arena for Muslim students for football and basketball games. McSA President Amir Siddiqui estimates more than 20 Muslim students are in attendance at...
  • Why Muslims have greater rights in Australia than the Aussies?

    01/21/2007 5:30:42 AM PST · by Ahussain · 24 replies · 906+ views
    islam-watch ^ | 21 Jan, 2007 | Alamgir Hussain
    The Egyptian-born Australian Mufti, Taj al-Hilali, was totally correct in asserting that Muslim immigrants in Australia have greater rights than their white counterparts, who are descendents of criminals. Of course, in the light of Islam. Hard to believe? Find it out & you won't!
  • Why I defend "terrorists" (open letter to Cully Stimson, dep. Sec of Defense)

    01/18/2007 12:34:51 PM PST · by Stone Mountain · 27 replies · 930+ views
    Salon ^ | Anant Raut
    Why I defend "terrorists" An open letter to Cully Stimson, deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee affairs, from a lawyer representing five men at Guantánamo. By Anant Raut Jan. 17, 2007 Cully Stimson Deputy Assistant Secretary for Detainee Affairs Department of Defense Washington, D.C. Dear Mr. Stimson, I am an associate in the Washington office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, a New York-based, international firm with 1,100 lawyers. I practice general corporate litigation. I also represent, on a pro bono basis, five men who are being held as "enemy combatants" at the U.S. detention center in Guantánamo Bay,...
  • British Guantanamo Bay prisoner `losing his sanity'

    01/08/2007 1:20:46 PM PST · by presidio9 · 48 replies · 1,407+ views
    THE OBSERVER ^ | Monday, Jan 08, 2007
    Bisher al-Rawi, a British resident held in Guantanamo Bay for four years, is rapidly losing his sanity, according to three lawyers who have visited him during the past month. Al-Rawi, 35, who was arrested by the CIA and local security forces during a business trip to Gambia in 2002, is showing clear signs of secure housing unit psychosis, a clinical condition that afflicts high-security prisoners, said Clive Stafford Smith, one of the lawyers. "I have had several clients on American death rows who have developed it and it's clear to me that he is sliding down that path," Smith said....
  • Dutch to ban Muslim veils

    11/10/2006 1:09:58 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 49 replies · 1,479+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 11, 2006 05:59am | By Alexandra Hudson in Amsterdam
    THE Dutch government has announced that it would seek a way of banning the wearing of burqas and other Muslim face veils in public places, possibly becoming the first European country to impose such a ruling. The announcement comes at a time when the debate on such veils and whether they prevent Muslims from integrating has gathered momentum across Europe and drawn comments from leaders such as Britain's Tony Blair and Italy's Romano Prodi. Last December Dutch lawmakers voted in favour of a proposal by far-right politician Geert Wilders to outlaw face-coverings, partly on security grounds, and asked Immigration Minister...
  • Lawyers 'can wear veils in court' [UK]

    11/09/2006 8:27:45 PM PST · by aculeus · 28 replies · 791+ views
    BBC News on line ^ | November 10, 2006 | Unsigned
    Legal advisers and solicitors may wear the Islamic veil in court unless it interferes with the "interests of justice", judges have been told. The judiciary were told to use their discretion to interpret the temporary guidance, which covers all courts. The advice was issued by immigration tribunals chief Mr Justice Hodge after a case had to be halted when a legal adviser refused to remove her veil. The Lord Chief Justice said full rules on the veils issue were being drawn up. Case adjourned Earlier this week it emerged legal adviser Shabnam Mughal had refused to remove her headwear during...
  • 1600 young British muslims under MI5 surveillance for plotting terror

    11/09/2006 4:09:51 PM PST · by MadIvan · 17 replies · 591+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 10, 2006 | BENEDICT BROGAN
    At least 1600 young British Muslims are under surveillance for plotting terrorist violence against Britain, according to the head of MI5.Eliza Manningham Buller delivered a stark assessment of the threat facing the country from 200 terror networks stretching from the UK to Pakistan, including 30 "Priority 1" plots. In August Home Secretary John Reid claimed to know of 24 "major conspiracies", suggesting the dangers posed by organised terrorists is growing. Delivering the Government's latest assessment of the terror threat, the Director General of the Security Service revealed that her agency's caseload has increased by 80 per cent since January. She...
  • Veiled Threat - Why it may be important to see a woman's face

    11/07/2006 5:01:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1,729+ views
    National Review via The Manhattan Institute ^ | November 20, 2006 | THEODORE DALRYMPLE
    Not long ago in the hospital in which I once worked, a young male nurse was asked by the administration to remove the ironmongery with which he had recently adorned his face and ears. He was outraged by this assault on his inalienable right to mutilate himself in any way that he chose, which he believed to be narrow-minded. He was, after all, the owner of his face and ears in fee simple; they were his to dispose of as he saw fit. As it happens, he was a decent and dedicated young man, albeit one with the bad taste...
  • Great Britain: Trial halted over lawyer's veil (Full-face veil interfered with communication)

    11/07/2006 3:24:50 AM PST · by Stoat · 37 replies · 1,334+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | November 7, 2006 | JOHN SCOTT
       Full-face ... lawyer dressed in veil like this one    EXCLUSIVE  Trial halted over lawyer's veil By JOHN SCOTTNovember 07, 2006           AN immigration tribunal was halted yesterday after a lawyer twice refused a judge’s request to remove her veil.  Shabnam Mughal was dressed from head to foot in black with a full-face veil leaving just her eyes visible.Miss Mughal was acting for Sikh businessman Jagdev Singh in his appeal against the Home Office’s refusal to grant his nephew permission to visit the UK.She was asked to remove the veil by tribunal chairman George Glossop during...
  • Muslim Cop's Race Claim

    11/07/2006 12:34:05 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 14 replies · 621+ views
    skynews ^ | 07:00, Tuesday November 07, 2006
    A Muslim policeman is taking the Metropolitan Police to an employment tribunal over claims of racial and religious discrimination. It is claimed firearms officer Amjad Farooq was removed from a unit that protected senior figures, including Tony Blair, because he was seen as a security threat. A security check found his children attended a mosque associated with a Muslim cleric who has suspected links to a terrorist group, The Independent said. The 39-year-old was also allegedly told his presence might upset the American secret service, which worked closely with the Met's close-protection group. PC Farooq's solicitor, Lawrence Davies, said: "Muslims...
  • BNP leader Griffin called Islam a 'wicked, vicious faith'

    11/03/2006 5:54:41 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 18 replies · 917+ views
    24dash.com (UK( ^ | 11/3/2006 | Ian Morgan
    British National Party leader Nick Griffin told a crowd that Islam was a "wicked, vicious faith" and Asian Muslims were turning Britain into a multiracial hell as they tried to conquer the country, a court heard today. Griffin urged the gathering in Keighley, West Yorkshire, to vote BNP to ensure "the British people really realise the evil of what these people have done to our country". The 47-year-old BNP chairman and fellow party activist Mark Collett face a series of charges arising out of speeches filmed by BBC journalist Jason Gwynne, who posed as a BNP supporter in Bradford, for...
  • Terror suspects on airport staff

    11/02/2006 11:53:09 PM PST · by MadIvan · 6 replies · 622+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | November 3, 2006 | SUSAN BELL
    UP TO a dozen workers at Paris Charles de Gaulle have access to the most sensitive areas of the airport, despite being suspected of links to Islamic terrorism, it emerged yesterday.More than 70 Muslim workers at France's main airport have been stripped of their security clearance, after an investigation claimed staff had visited terrorists' training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But a number have kept their passes because, under French law, they must be allowed an opportunity to respond to charges before they are suspended. Some are still cleaning planes and handling baggage for flights to the United States at...
  • Bus bars Muslim who would not lift her veil

    11/02/2006 11:49:56 PM PST · by MadIvan · 44 replies · 1,162+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 3, 2006 | Nigel Bunyan
    A Muslim student has been prevented from getting on a bus because she would not remove her veil.The 22-year-old woman, who does not want to be identified, said yesterday that other passengers laughed when the driver refused to let her board. He said he took the action because without her lifting her veil he could not check her features against those on her bus pass. The student, who is studying at Manchester University, had been trying to board a No 59 bus in Oldham, Greater Manchester. She said the driver initially asked to see her pass. Having glanced at it,...
  • Veiled Muslim stopped from boarding a bus

    11/02/2006 10:36:17 AM PST · by Alouette · 74 replies · 1,758+ views
    Manchester Evening News ^ | Nov. 2, 2006 | James Ferguson and Alan Salter
    A MUSLIM woman was prevented from getting on a bus in Greater Manchester because she would not remove her veil. The 22-year-old Manchester University student from Oldham says other passengers laughed when the driver refused to let her on because he could not check her identity with her bus pass. Now the driver's bosses at First Manchester are to meet with their trade association, the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), to seek advice on how to deal with the problem if other passengers with photo passes refuse to lift their veils. Advertisement your story continues below They say they have...
  • Muslims arrested in Old Bailey demo

    11/02/2006 12:19:39 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 11 replies · 569+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 02/11/2006 | Duncan Gardham
    Four Muslims were arrested outside the Old Bailey yesterday during angry protests against the trial of a man allegedly involved in protests against Danish cartoons. Anjem Choudary, who helped organise the anti-Danish protests, was once more involved as was Abu Izzadeen, who confronted John Reid, the Home Secretary, on a recent visit to East London. Mr Choudary said afterwards: "We should not be surprised at people doing something like 7/7. How else do you expect Muslims to express themselves? "We are a community under siege. It's going to blow up one day in everyone's faces." Male demonstrators, most wearing scarves...
  • Paris airport bars Muslim staff

    11/01/2006 11:37:24 PM PST · by MadIvan · 16 replies · 954+ views
    BBC News ^ | November 2, 2006 | Staff
    More than 70 Muslim workers at France's main airport have been stripped of the security clearance for allegedly posing a risk to passengers, officials say.The staff at Charles de Gaulle airport, including baggage handlers, are said to have visited terrorist training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan. One man is thought to have been a friend of Richard Reid, the so-called British shoe bomber. Richard Reid tried to blow up a flight from Paris to the US in 2001. Discrimination lawsuitsEarlier this year officials at Charles de Gaulle airport, north of Paris, conducted a security review of staff and questioned dozens...
  • Veil teacher was obeying a FATWA

    10/30/2006 8:18:17 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 21 replies · 1,175+ views
    Times Online ^ | 10/30/06
    THE Muslim teacher who insisted on wearing a veil in class has been following a fatwa issued personally to her by a Islamic cleric belonging to a hardline sect. Aishah Azmi found herself in the middle of a national row about integration when she took her school to an employment tribunal after it suspended her for refusing to remove the veil in class. Tony Blair joined the debate about the wearing of veils — opened by Jack Straw, the Commons leader — and supported the school’s actions. Azmi, 24, has maintained that her decision to wear the veil was driven...
  • Padilla: Dismiss charges because I was tortured

    10/31/2006 6:00:12 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 31 replies · 678+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 10/31/06 | Jay Weaver
    The suspect in a terror case said charges against him should be dropped because, he said, he was tortured in U.S. custody while being detained as an `enemy combatant.' Padilla claims he was isolated in a tiny cell around the clock, deprived of sleep on a steel bunk with no mattress, shackled and manacled for hours on end, and threatened with being cut with a knife and having alcohol poured on the wounds. He also claims he was given drugs against his will -- believed to be LSD or PCP -- ``to act as a sort of truth serum during...
  • Muslim staff in Paris airport row

    10/27/2006 12:11:13 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies · 527+ views
    BBC News ^ | 20 October 2006
    Four Muslim baggage handlers are appealing against a decision to bar them from working at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. They say that the local government's decision to revoke their security passes is evidence of anti-Muslim discrimination. A local government spokesman says the decision was based on an assessment of the terrorist risk. He denied the move was linked to the men's religion. Passes withdrawn Lawyers acting for the four men say that dozens of other Muslims who work at the airport have also been stripped of their security passes, leaving them unable to work. The four men, who...
  • Muslims being demonised, says (Red Ken) Livingstone

    10/24/2006 10:09:48 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 50 replies · 1,236+ views
    Guardian ^ | 10/24/2006 | James Sturcke
    The mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, today said the row over whether Muslims should wear veils had parallels with the hounding of Jews in Nazi Germany. Speaking at the launch of the first ever report into Muslims living in London, Mr Livingstone said much of the ongoing debate about Muslim dress implied the community "was somehow at fault" for being at the centre of the storm.... It is quite clear that the problems we have in Britain are not because Muslims wish to be separate ... I think the entire debate has been totally lopsided as though Muslims were somehow...
  • Judge Tosses Case When Muslim Refuses to Unmask in Court

    Judge Tosses Case When Muslim Refuses to Unmask in Court The promoters of Islamic misogyny are not only active in Europe; they’re continually testing the strength of American society too: Muslim woman refuses to remove her veil in court, so judge tosses case. (Hat tip: LSD.) And again, we see mainstream media (the Detroit Free Press) running interference for the Council on American Islamic Relations. DETROIT - Ginnnah Muhammad of Detroit was looking for her day in court. Instead, she said she felt as if a judge forced her to choose between her case and her religion in a small-claims...
  • Under cover, under a veil and under suspicion

    10/21/2006 9:15:07 PM PDT · by Kiss Me Hardy · 9 replies · 740+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | oct 22, 2006 | Carly Crawford
    MUSLIM women wearing face veils can board passenger planes without having to show their face or produce identification. But they may draw loud taunts as they walk along Melbourne's streets. The veil, or niqab, is at the centre of controversy in many Western nations. It is said to make non-Muslims uncomfortable. I dressed "under cover" this week for the Sunday Herald Sun to test reactions to the garment from different sections of the community. While wearing the face covering, I was singled out for a random explosive-trace test at Melbourne Airport. At no stage did security ask that the veil...
  • UK: Police to avoid Ramadan arrests

    10/21/2006 7:50:49 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 54 replies · 1,153+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 21 2006
    Police in Manchester have been told not to arrest Muslims wanted on warrants at prayer times during Ramadan. Greater Manchester Police confirmed it had asked detectives not to make planned arrests during those periods for reasons of religious sensitivity. The advice was emailed out to officers working in Moss Side, Hulme, Whalley Range, Rusholme, Fallowfield, Ardwick, Longsight, Gorton and Levenshulme. Police said it was not a blanket ban, just a "request for sensitivity". The email stressed the order did not apply to on-the-spot arrests, only the execution of arrest warrants. The holy month of Ramadan began on 22 September and...
  • MP tells veil woman 'let it go'

    10/20/2006 3:00:40 AM PDT · by Mrs Ivan · 6 replies · 535+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 20 October 2006
    A Muslim teaching assistant suspended for wearing a full-face veil has been urged by her MP to give up her fight. Aishah Azmi lost her employment tribunal case for discrimination and harassment, but was awarded damages for victimisation by Kirklees Council. Her legal representative said they will take the case to "a higher court". But Dewsbury Labour MP Shahid Malik told the BBC: "I would appeal to Mrs Azmi now just to let this thing go. There is no real support for it." It comes as Conservative leader David Cameron warned politicians to consider the effects before "piling" into the...
  • Muslim teacher awarded cash for 'injured feelings'

    10/19/2006 12:19:07 PM PDT · by Hadean · 29 replies · 923+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 10/19/2006
    The Muslim teaching assistant who sparked a political storm after she refused to remove her veil during lessons, has won her employment tribunal case for victimisation against the school which suspended her but lost her claims for discrimination and harassment. Ms Azmi was awarded £1,000 for "injury to feelings" after she succeeded in her claim of victimisation. But her claims of direct and indirect discrimination, and her claim of harassment, were dismissed. Kirklees Council suspended Aishah Azmi, 24, after she refused to remove her veil while teaching at Headfield Church of England Junior School in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. The school...
  • Man convicted for anti Muslim banner

    10/18/2006 3:01:42 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 58 replies · 1,574+ views
    A protest in London against the publication of a cartoon depicting the prophet Mohammed as a terrorist incensed an Aberporth man, who painted an anti-Muslim slogan on a white sheet and draped it over his garden fence. The words in bold red paint stated: "Kill all Muslims who threaten us and our way of life. Enoch Powell was right." Father of two Gary John Mathewson, who was arrested for displaying the banner, told a court: "This won't stop until there is a Muslim president in the White House." continued... And referring to MP Jack Straw questioning whether Muslim women should...
  • Muslims 'boycott' Glasgow airport ("heavy-handed and hyoo-mee-lee-ay-ting searches")

    07/23/2006 1:03:26 PM PDT · by Alouette · 48 replies · 1,460+ views
    BBC ^ | July 23, 2006
    Muslim business travellers are boycotting Glasgow airport, according to a leading Scottish figure. Bashir Mann, from the Muslim Council of Great Britan, complained of heavy-handed and humiliating searches by anti-terrorist police officers. Dozens of executives have said they are no longer prepared to fly from Scotland and are using Manchester instead. Strathclyde Police said it was looking at training to raise awareness of cultural and religious sensitivities. Mr Mann said: "I'd never experienced anything like that before in Scotland. "This was a show of sheer discrimination, victimisation of certain sections of the community in Scotland." Glasgow businessman Mohammed ashraf said...
  • Supreme Court judge says civil rights for Guantanamo inmates 'crazy'

    03/27/2006 1:05:27 PM PST · by libertarianPA · 23 replies · 883+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/27/06 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A US Supreme Court judge has said it would be "crazy" to give war on terror detainees rights in civil courts, and has castigated Europeans for criticising the Guantanamo detention camp, media reports said. The comments attributed to Justice Antonin Scalia were published a day before the Supreme Court starts hearing a key challenge to special military tribunals for "war on terror" suspects at the US naval base in Cuba. "War is war, and it has never been the case that when you captured a combatant you have to give them a jury trial in your civil...
  • CAIR Issues U.S. 'Travel Advisory'

    12/21/2005 5:16:29 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies · 706+ views
    A controversial Islamic lobby group has issued a "travel advisory" for Muslim U.S. citizens attending a conference in Canada this weekend or participating in the upcoming pilgrimage to Mecca. The Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, says it's concerned the travelers will be "singled out by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials for special security checks and fingerprinting based solely on their attendance at both religious events." As WorldNetDaily reported, the New York Civil Liberties Union is in court to stop the Department of Homeland Security from detaining interrogating, fingerprinting and photographing American citizens at the border because...
  • Muslims warn of reaction to terror measures

    11/12/2005 4:26:25 AM PST · by milestogo · 45 replies · 1,086+ views
    Muslims warn of reaction to terror measuresBy Jimmy Burns and Roger Blitz Published: November 11 2005 02:00 | Last updated: November 11 2005 02:00Tony Blair's hopes of securing broad political support for his anti-terrorist strategy suffered another setback yesterday when key areas of policy came under attack from leading representatives of the Muslim community. A Muslim working group set up by the Home Office to advise on ways to improve integration and tackle extremism following the London bombings in July criticised the government's "misguided over-emphasis" on a strategy of "counter-productive counter-terrorism". It also said British foreign policy was "a key...
  • Judge Apologizes For Muslim Holiday Order (UK)

    11/03/2005 11:18:49 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 914+ views
    Judge Apologizes for Muslim Holiday Order Thursday November 3, 2005 7:01 PM LONDON (AP) - A British judge apologized Thursday to a suspected Islamic militant ordered to appear in court for an extradition hearing on one of the Muslim calendar's holiest days. Haroon Rashid Aswat, 31, is accused of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon, and the U.S. government is seeking his extradition. He appeared in London's Bow Street Magistrate's Court on Thursday for the first day of the hearing. ``It is the most important day of my religion today - Eid,'' Aswat told Judge Timothy...
  • PENALIZED FOR PRAYING (At Football Game)

    11/03/2005 9:48:37 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies · 1,150+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 3, 2005 | HASANI GITTENS
    Players routinely do it at midfield, and fans say their prayers before field-goal tries, but five Muslim men were offsides when they gathered in prayer too close to a Giants Stadium airshaft, the feds say. The men held a press conference Tuesday charging Meadowlands security and the FBI humiliated them for partaking in their regular evening prayers during a nationally televised game against the Saints last month. The men arrived about an hour before the start of the Sept. 19 Monday night game — originally scheduled for New Orleans but played at Giants Stadium because Hurricane Katrina left the Saints...
  • Muslim fans say Giants Stadium security, FBI profiled them for praying

    11/02/2005 8:21:11 AM PST · by BronzePencil · 30 replies · 1,188+ views
    Newsday ^ | November 1 | AP
    NEWARK, N.J. -- Several Muslim football fans claim they were profiled and unfairly detained by stadium security personnel and the FBI at Giants Stadium during a game in September when they were seen praying, alarming other fans who considered their behavior suspicious.
  • Guantanamo Suicide Tries Seen as Sign of Desperation

    10/31/2005 8:38:03 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 22 replies · 647+ views
    WP ^ | November 1 2005 | Josh White
    Jumah Dossari had to visit the restroom, so the detainee made a quick joke with his American lawyer before military police guards escorted him to a nearby cell with a toilet. The U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had taken quite a toll on Dossari over the past four years, but his attorney, who was there to discuss Dossari's federal court case, noted his good spirits and thought nothing of his bathroom break. Minutes later, when Dossari did not return, Joshua Colangelo-Bryan knocked on the cell door, calling out his client's name. When he did not hear a response,...
  • NJ Muslims Hail Profiling Report

    10/08/2005 10:42:36 PM PDT · by chet_in_ny · 42 replies · 1,466+ views
    WCBS AM 880 ^ | 10/7/05 | AP
    Muslims say a federal report supporting charges that New Jersey counterterrorism officials were compiling reports on Muslims solely because of their religion confirms what they have been claiming for years. "This shouldn't surprise anyone,'' said Yaser El-Menshawy, chairman of the Majlis Ash-Shura of New Jersey, the state's council of mosques. "Although it's wrong and it's bad law enforcement, Muslims understand that we have fewer rights than anyone else right now. I'm sure people in law enforcement realize that and know they can get away with things with Muslims that they can't with any other group.'' The Institute for Intergovernmental Research,...
  • Islamic Official Says West Demonizes Islam

    10/04/2005 8:19:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 73 replies · 1,487+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/4/05 | AP
    STRASBOURG, France - A top Islamic official on Tuesday criticized the West for what he called "demonizing" Islam following the Sept. 11 attacks, warning against attributing individual crimes to an entire religion. Even though the attacks were condemned by Muslims, "the majority in the West ... never paused for one second to look back and ask since when an act of individuals could be the reason to condemn one fifth of humanity," said Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, chairman of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the world's largest Muslim group. Addressing the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the continent's leading...
  • CAIR: Boeing, Bell, National Journal Apologize for 'Mosque Attack' Ad

    09/30/2005 6:41:03 PM PDT · by Tangerine Time Machine · 21 replies · 1,457+ views
    CAIR Press Release ^ | September 30, 2005 | CAIR
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group said this afternoon that Boeing Co., Bell Helicopter Textron and National Journal magazine have apologized for a print advertisement depicting U.S. troops attacking a mosque. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said it had received a statement of apology from Boeing, which sponsored the ad along with Bell. Boeing wrote: "The CV-22 advertisement that appeared in the National Journal is clearly offensive, and did not proceed through the normal channels within Boeing before production. "'We consider the ad offensive, regret its publication and apologize to...
  • Boeing, Bell apologize for “mosque attack” ad

    10/01/2005 12:17:32 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 26 replies · 1,018+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/1/2005 7:00:00 PM GMT | Reuters
    Boeing Co. and its joint-venture partner Bell Helicopter apologized for a recently published advertisement for their V-22 Osprey aircraft that showed soldiers landing on the roof of a mosque. The ad, published on Sept. 24 in The National Journal, a Washington government magazine, prompted immediate complaints from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which demanded an apology and the withdrawal of the campaign. The advertisement showed troops rappelling down from an Osprey aircraft to the roof of a building labelled "Muhammad Mosque" in Arabic as smoke billows from a nearby burning car. "It descends from the heavens. Ironically it unleashes...
  • Magazine ad "unleashes hell" for Boeing and Bell-(pick of ad)

    10/03/2005 3:42:02 AM PDT · by Flavius · 123 replies · 2,620+ views
    Seattle ^ | October 1, 2005 | Hal Bernton
    By Hal Bernton Seattle Times staff reporter PREV | of | NEXT Enlarge this photo COURTESY OF CAIR-NET.COM Officials for Boeing and Bell Helicopter said this magazine ad for the Osprey aircraft should never have been published. E-mail article Print view Search Most e-mailed Most read RSS Boeing and its joint-venture partner Bell Helicopter apologized yesterday for a magazine ad published a month ago — and again this week by mistake — depicting U.S. Special Forces troops rappelling from an Osprey aircraft onto the roof of a mosque. "It descends from the heavens. Ironically it unleashes hell," reads the ad,...
  • Boeing apologizes to CAIR for ad

    10/02/2005 6:53:25 PM PDT · by Minutemen · 25 replies · 993+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 1, 2005 | WorldNetDaily- staff
    WND Boeing apologizes to CAIR for ad Depicted U.S. soldiers rappelling onto roof of mosque Posted: October 1, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com A controversial Muslim lobby group in Washington said it has elicited apologies from the Boeing Co., Bell Helicopter Textron and the National Journal for publishing an advertisement depicting U.S. troops attacking a mosque. The Washington-based Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR, said it sent a letter Thursday to top officials of Boeing, Bell and parent company Textron asking for an investigation into how the ad was approved for publication. "We thank Boeing, Bell and...
  • Romney stands by comments about Muslims

    09/21/2005 10:58:47 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 46 replies · 1,065+ views
    Sentinel & Enterprise ^ | September 21, 2005 | Erik Arvidson
    A coalition of Muslim and civil libertarian organizations Friday demanded that Gov. Mitt Romney apologize for his comments last week, when he suggested that some mosques should be wiretapped. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of Massachusetts delivered a letter, which was co-signed by 21 other organizations, saying that Romney's comments characterized Muslims living in the U.S. as potential or actual terrorists. "Governor Romney, the safety of Massachusetts is built upon the trust all residents -- citizens and immigrants -- have in their government," the letter stated. "Your willingness to profile and scapegoat an entire community based on religious affiliation only serves...
  • The Theatre of the world is packed with Muslims, and Newsweek has shouted "FIRE!"

    05/15/2005 1:05:08 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 16 replies · 1,219+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | May 15, 2005 | Wayne Lusvardi
    The Theatre of the world is packed with Muslims, and Newsweek has shouted "FIRE!" by the Pasadena Pundit "The theatre of the world is packed with Muslims, and Newsweek has shouted "FIRE!" Lightman - blogger at FreeRepublic.com (5/14/2005) In the May 9 issue of Newsweek reporters Michael Isikoff and John Barry write that they "had found that interrogators had placed Korans on toilets, and in at least one case flushed a holy book down the toilet" http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7693889/site/newsweek/. This unconfirmed report has spread like wildfire across the Muslim world resulting in protests and deaths. (see Protests across Muslim world over 'Koran...
  • Newsweek says erred in Koran desecration report

    05/15/2005 1:31:35 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 115 replies · 3,262+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 05/15/05 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Newsweek magazine on Sunday said it erred in a May 9 report that said U.S. interrogators desecrated the Koran at Guantanamo Bay, and apologized to the victims of deadly Muslim protests sparked by the article. "We regret that we got any part of our story wrong, and extend our sympathies to victims of the violence and to the U.S. soldiers caught in its midst," Editor Mark Whitaker wrote in the magazine's latest issue, due to appear on U.S. newsstands on Monday. Whitaker said the magazine inaccurately reported that U.S. military investigators had confirmed that personnel at the...
  • Afghan clerics threaten Muslim holy war over Koran

    05/15/2005 2:08:19 PM PDT · by jb6 · 55 replies · 1,064+ views
    India Daily ^ | May 15, 2005
    A group of Afghan Muslim clerics threatened on Sunday to call for a holy war against the United States in three days unless it hands over military interrogators reported to have desecrated the Koran. The warning came after 16 Afghans were killed and more than 100 hurt last week in the worst anti-U.S. protests across the country since U.S. forces invaded in 2001 to oust the Taliban for sheltering Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network. The clerics in the northeastern province of Badakhshan said they wanted U.S. President George W. Bush to handle the matter honestly "and hand...
  • Clerics threaten holy war over alleged Quran desecrations

    05/15/2005 7:50:47 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 85 replies · 2,136+ views
    CNN ^ | May 15, 2005 | Reuters
    FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) -- A group of Afghan Muslim clerics have threatened to call for a holy war against the United States in three days unless it hands over military interrogators reported to have desecrated the Quran. The warning on Sunday came after 16 Afghans were killed and more than 100 hurt last week in the worst anti-U.S. protests across the country since U.S. forces invaded in 2001 to oust the Taliban for sheltering Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network. The clerics in the northeastern province of Badakhshan said they wanted U.S. President George W. Bush to handle...