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  • Judge allows large portions of video mocking journalist's death to be played for jurors

    04/20/2011 12:42:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/20/11 | Thomas Peele - The Chauncey Bailey Project
    Jury in the Chauncey Bailey murder trial could see the hourlong clip as soon as Wednesday. OAKLAND -- Large portions of a secretly recorded police video on which former Your Black Muslim leader Yusuf Bey IV laughed about the 2007 killing of journalist Chauncey Bailey, threatened to kill a police officer and implicated himself in a kidnapping and torture case can be shown to jurors, a judge ruled Tuesday. The jury in Bey IV and co-defendant Antoine Mackey's triple murder trial could see the video as early as Wednesday, after other witnesses testify in the case. Judge Thomas Reardon, working...
  • Gunmen kill six in attacks on two Somali mosques

    04/17/2011 8:27:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 17, 2011 | Mohamed Ahmed and Abdi Sheikh
    Residents believe the attacks targeted mosques run by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab rebels, blamed for a roadside bombing a few hours before that killed a prominent cleric who was also a senior Puntland government official. ... "It appears to be a declaration of religious war," Mohamed Ali Yusuf, a Puntland security official... Earlier Saturday, a prominent moderate Sufi cleric who was a senior official in Puntland's justice and religion ministry was killed in the city after a remote controlled bomb exploded near his car, hours before the first mosque attack. "I have no doubt that al Shabaab is responsible for...
  • Illinois girl who ran away to avoid arranged marriage could become victim of honour killing

    04/16/2011 1:20:42 PM PDT · by Realman30 · 39 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 04-15-11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Police have warned that a missing 16-year-old girl from Illinois who ran away from home to avoid an arranged marriage could become the victim of an ‘honour killing’. Zaineb Chaudhary has not been seen since March 11 when she attended classes at school in Skokie, Illinois. According to police, Zaineb’s father had visited his native Pakistan in October to arrange a marriage for his daughter. He has stated that he was there, looking for marriage arrangement for his daughter,’ Tammy Jacobsen of the Skokie Police Department told local station Fox Chicago. Police are now warning that the girl’s disappearance could...
  • Obama sending tax dollars overseas to refurbish Mosques and provide them with internet.

    04/16/2011 9:14:42 AM PDT · by freemike · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/16/11 | freemike
    Here's the direct link. It's pretty amazing.
  • The Terrifying Brilliance of Islam

    04/06/2011 3:08:41 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 39 replies
    Citizen Warrior ^ | CITIZEN WARRIOR
    HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED why millions of Muslim men are dedicated to killing Americans? Or why so many are willing to blow themselves up to kill Israelis? Or why they are so committed to blowing up random people in Bali, London, Madrid, etc.? Islamic supremacists are doing this all over the world, attacking Westerners and their own fellow Muslims alike. Why? Because of a doctrine. A doctrine is a collection of ideas. These could be customs, words, beliefs, etc. A religion is not a single idea; it is a collection of ideas. The collection of ideas that make up the...
  • Man arrested in Times Square case pleads in deal

    04/12/2011 10:59:31 AM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 04/12/2011 | AP
    A man arrested in Massachusetts during the investigation into the failed New York Times [NYT] Square bombing has pleaded guilty to immigration and illegal money transferring charges and now faces deportation to his native Pakistan. Aftab Ali, also known as Aftab Khan, was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to time served and placed in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is expected to deport him within weeks. He has been in federal custody for 11 months. Ali was one of three men arrested in New England in connection with the failed bombing attempt last May.
  • Missile from Gaza hits Israeli school bus; 2 hurt

    04/07/2011 1:06:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/7/11 | Aron Heller - AP
    JERUSALEM – An anti-tank missile fired from the Gaza Strip struck a school bus in southern Israel Thursday, wounding two people, one of them critically, and prompting fierce Israeli retaliation that killed five Palestinians. Israel unleashed airstrikes and tank fire against Hamas targets across the border. It was the heaviest assault on the coastal territory since a broad military offensive two years ago. Besides the dead, more than 30 Palestinians were wounded, said Palestinian health official Adham Abu Salmiya. He said one of the dead was a 50-year-old civilian who was sitting outside his home when he was struck by...
  • Radical Islam: Religion of Death

    04/04/2011 8:33:49 PM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 40 replies
    Wisdom of Dave ^ | April 4, 2011 | D.M. Jolley
    Debates over how peaceful Islam have been going on ever since I can remember, and especially since September 11, 2001. Pastor Terry Jones and his congregation held a trial for the Koran, found it guilty and burned it. Next he is going to put Mohammad on trial. Pastor Jones and his followers are nuts. They have the right though to burn the Koran in America or any religious book, though to do so is twisted and wrong. But there is something more sick, twisted, wrong and an abomination. It is Radical Islam. Radical Islam practiced heavily in North Africa, The...
  • Obama: Actively Helping to Advance the Islamists' Agenda

    03/26/2011 8:20:55 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 6 replies
    Islamic law (sharia) contradicts the notion that all human beings are entitled to be treated with equal dignity and have inalienable rights. Islamic law separates believers from nonbelievers, sanctioning inferior status, if not outright death, for the latter. In this worldview, religious tolerance is a one-way street. Women in Islam are degraded to submissiveness under misogynist laws. Children are taught to hate. Critical thought that questions official Islamic doctrines is regarded as the crime of defamation of Islam, punishable by death. The Obama administration has joined the chorus of apologists and “makeover artists” who insist that only extremist fundamentalists practice...
  • The Truth about Islamic Crusades and Imperialism

    03/25/2011 7:01:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/25/2011 | James Arlandson
    Historical facts say that Islam has been imperialistic—and would still like to be, if only for religious reasons. Many Muslim clerics, scholars, and activists, for example, would like to impose Islamic law  around the world. Historical facts say that Islam, including Muhammad, launched their own Crusades against Christianity long before the European Crusades.Today, Muslim polemicists and missionaries, who believe that Islam is the best religion in the world, claim that the West has stolen Islamic lands and that the West (alone) is imperialistic.One hardline Muslim emailer to me said about the developed West and the undeveloped  Islamic countries: 'You...
  • Hatem Bazian's Pernicious Misuse of 'Never Again'

    03/24/2011 12:31:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 3/24/11 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    Just when it seemed as though the misuse of language and imagery associated with the Holocaust could get no worse, along came "Never Again for Anyone." A national speaking tour designed to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, "Never Again for Anyone" traveled the U.S. from January 25 through February 19, 2011, landing at the First Presbyterian Church in Oakland, California on February 17. The event was a benefit for the virulently anti-Israel organization, the Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA). The purpose of the tour was pernicious: to draw a connection between the Holocaust and the Arab-Israeli conflict, with Israelis cast as the new...
  • Muslim supporters protest Villa Park councilwoman { Deborah Pauly }

    03/22/2011 8:46:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 3/22/11 | FRANK SHYONG
    VILLA PARK – About 500 protesters from various groups demonstrated and chanted slogans against or in support of Councilwoman Deborah Pauly in front of Villa Park City Hall Tuesday evening. The large majority of protesters were Muslim supporters who organized in response to a speech by Pauly last month at a Yorba Linda rally. About 50 protesters showed up Tuesday night to support Pauly. The two groups faced off in the walkway in front of City Hall before the council meeting shouting at each other through bullhorns and brandishing signs with phrases such as, "I'm a Muslim not a terrorist,"...
  • Slavery still alive in Sudan [Arab Islamic Slavery Today]

    03/20/2011 10:55:30 PM PDT · by Milagros · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | Mar 7, 2011
    Slavery still alive in Sudan - CNN Press Room - CNN.com Blogs Mar 7, 2011 CNN's David McKenzie travels to Bahr el Ghazal in Southern Sudan, where he speaks to former slaves who say thousands - perhaps tens of thousands -  of Sudanese people are still held in bondage...Trascript...They were altered and through the rape. MCKENZIE: Forced to sleep with animals they tended, deprived of food yet toiling for their owners. They all tell us of enduring cruelty. Branded like her master's cattle, Habouk (ph) shows us the scars that will forever identify her as a former slavery. Hatoul (ph)...
  • Media Coverage Distorts Issues in "Settler" Murders

    03/16/2011 7:03:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2011 | Michael Medved
    Distorted media coverage of the recent terrorist assault on the Israeli community of Itamar compounded the pain of an unspeakably brutal crime. On Friday night shortly after 10 PM, just hours after the commencement of the Jewish Sabbath, two knife-wielding intruders broke into the modest one story home of the Fogel family, murdering the mother and father in their bed along with their three month old baby girl. They then stormed one of the children’s rooms, slashing to death two boys, ages three and eleven. Two other sleeping children – aged two and eight – managed to survive when the...
  • How Does It Feel To Be a Victim? Ask Prof. Bayoumi

    03/15/2011 1:30:40 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 3/15/11 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    Moustafa Bayoumi, associate professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, gave a lecture at the University of California, Berkeley's Center for Middle East Studies (CMES) last month titled, "How Does It Feel To Be a Problem: Why Arabs and Muslim Americans Are at the Heart of Today's Culture Wars." Bayoumi is the editor of How Does it Feel To Be a Problem: Being Young and Arab in America, a collection of biographical stories about young, Brooklyn-based Arab-Americans that the CMES website describes, among other things, as "a catalog of mistreatment and discrimination."Baymoui's narrative of Arab victimhood...
  • Police Investigate California Girl's Claim She Was Forced Into Arranged Marriage in Pakistan

    03/05/2011 9:56:15 AM PST · by heartwood · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/4/11 | Cristina Corbin
    Authorities are investigating a California girl's claim that her family tried to force her into an arranged marriage in Pakistan, prompting the 13-year-old to run away from home and hide in a nearby motel. Jesse Marie Bender disappeared from her Southern California home Feb. 22. Local and federal authorities launched a nationwide search for the child after her mother, Melissa Bender, said she thought her daughter was kidnapped by someone she met on Facebook. But the family's account fell flat when police found the girl early Wednesday hiding at the Black Horse Motel in Apple Valley, Calif. Jesse Bender, who...
  • An Islamic Valentine For Lara Logan

    02/26/2011 5:07:13 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 33 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | February 26, 2011 | Abdul al-Anonymo
    Pssst…that catchy title was just to grab your attention. This letter is meant for you infidel men. You infidel women, please click back to fuzzy bunnies and unicorns. I’ll wait. [Dum-dee-dum dum…] All men now? Good. Don’t worry, this isn’t about flowers, candy or cards. Of course the very idea is ridiculous. Valentine’s Day is an infidel holiday celebrating lewd, immoral and licentious behavior typical to your fallen religions. Trust me when I say we have nothing like Valentine’s Day in the one true religion of peace. And men, isn’t it better for us that we don’t have it in...
  • Indonesia cleric Abu Bakar Bashir tells court that arms training is God's will

    02/23/2011 10:18:58 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | February 24, 2011
    INDONESIAN cleric Abu Bakar Bashir told a court Thursday that Muslims have a religious duty to take up arms against non-believers, as he offered his first defence against terrorism charges. The cleric who is regarded as a spiritual leader of Islamist militants around the region is accused of leading an Al-Qaeda-style militant group that was discovered training recruits in Aceh province last year. Police jostled with about 200 of the frail 72-year-old's radical supporters as he arrived under tight guard amid shouts of "Allahu akbar" ... The cleric is an alleged co-founder of the Jemaah Islamiyah regional terror organisation blamed...
  • Murder a fact of life for women in Turkey

    02/23/2011 10:30:41 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Radikal ^ | February 20, 2011
    with With nearly a thousand women murdered in Turkey in 2009 according to new data from the Justice Ministry, the country has witnessed a drastic increase since 66 women were murdered in 2002. ... “According to international reports, the reason behind violence against women is the imbalance of power and the inequality between men and women in society,” Çelikel said. The only way to solve the problem of such violence is to ensure gender equality... Some 48.5 percent of women experience some form of violence but do not disclose their victimization... Some 23.4 percent of women have been forced by...
  • Sharia in the U.S.A.: Christians Jailed for Preaching to Muslims--Dearborn, MI Officials Sued

    02/22/2011 9:17:00 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) announced today that the City of Dearborn, its Mayor, John B. O’Reilly, its Chief of Police, Ronald Haddad, 17 City police officers, and two executives of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce were named as defendants in a ninety-six page federal civil rights lawsuit filed in the Federal District Court in Detroit this morning. The lawsuit, brought by TMLC and co-counsel and Sharia law expert, David Yerushalmi, stems from two separate police actions at the June 2010 Dearborn, Michigan Annual International Arab Festival. Richard Thompson, TMLC President and Chief Counsel, commented, “Muslims dominate the...
  • Islam’s “Uncovered-Meat” Excuse for Sexual Assault

    02/18/2011 5:39:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 2-18-11 | Nonie Darwish
    The news that 60 Minutes journalist Lara Logan had been brutally sexually assaulted and beaten in Egypt among chants of “Jew” really hit home. As a teenager and young woman in Egypt, I remember having to endure the humiliation of being pinched and groped in crowded buses and streets of Cairo. Onlookers are usually indifferent, some even laugh, leaving women in Muslim society even more ashamed of their bodies. Women who do not wear Islamic clothes, such as Christians and foreigners, are even more vulnerable. In Cairo, hearing a passing car yelling the “f” word or “whore” to a woman...
  • The Rape of the West

    02/22/2011 12:12:00 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 20 replies
    The Rape of a Reporter by Ari Bussel In the News: LARA LOGAN’S ASSAULT DETAILED IN LONDON TIMES : What happened to CBS News’ Lara Logan in Tahrir Square? She suffered a “brutal and sustained sexual assault,” according to the network, and over the weekend the Times of London offered the first details on exactly what she went through: A source tells the paper Logan was stripped of her clothing by a crowd of 200 men, punched, slapped, and then pinched in a way that left red marks all over her body. She was also whipped with flagpoles and taunted...
  • Steinberg condemns fliers at Holocaust's survivor's speech at mosque

    02/20/2011 10:47:35 PM PST · by SmithL · 34 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/20/11 | Stephen Magagnini
    Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has condemned literature distributed at a SALAM Islamic Center event last week that suggests Jewish leaders in World War II Germany worked with Nazis to get permission to settle in Palestine. A flier distributed by the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network - an event co-sponsor - said: “As part of this collaboration, Zionists ... even kept silent about impending plans to deport Jews into Nazi death camps. "Zionism both exploited and hinged upon the rise of Nazism, and later, the Holocaust, to transform what had been a small nationalist movement with little support ... into...
  • 503 women publicly flogged in Bangladesh

    02/14/2011 9:04:42 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    NDTV ^ | February 14, 2011
    A demand to prohibit the Muslim clergy from issuing fatwa is gathering momentum in Bangladesh as 503 women have been subjected to public flogging since the year 2000. The issuing of religious edicts has not yet been banned. The high court declared it illegal in 2001... "Fatwa means legal opinion. Only court can give legal opinions. The man who announces fatwa has no legal authority to do it," ... Bangladesh Mahila Parishad President Ayesha Khanam said the incident of the teenager who was whipped to death brings the social system, state machinery and performance of law enforcers into question.
  • (UK) Muslim schools shows pupils being beaten and 'taught Hindus drink cow p***'

    02/13/2011 1:46:12 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | February 13, 2011 | By Tazeen Ahmad
    Welcome to one of Britain’s most influential Islamic faith schools, one of at least 2,000 such schools in Britain, some full-time, others part-time. They represent a growing, parallel education system. This school is required by its inspectors to teach tolerance and respect for other faiths. But the Channel 4 filmed secretly inside it – and instead discovered that Muslim children are being taught religious apartheid and social segregation. Filming over a period of four months, the camera recorded children being taught a hardline, intolerant and highly anti-social version of Islam. The film shows children as young as six sitting on...
  • Indonesia: Angry Muslim crowd attacks (burn) Java churches

    02/08/2011 9:43:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/8/11 | BBC
    More than 1,000 Muslim protesters have stormed a courthouse and burned two churches in central Java, Indonesia. The attacks in Temanggung happened after a Christian man was sentenced to five years in jail for distributing leaflets deemed insulting to Islam. Indonesian police said the crowd considered the sentence too lenient and were demanding the death penalty. The incident came two days after Muslim villagers in western Java killed three members of a minority Islamic sect. A police spokesman told the BBC that the angry crowd began attacking the court building in Temanggung after the verdict was read out. The violence...
  • PC military fails to detect Fort Hood shooter

    02/08/2011 8:00:12 AM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/8/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    When he was in his residency, studying psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 2003 to 2009, Nidal Hasan gave a lecture in which he defended Osama bin Laden, justified suicide bombers and suggested that Muslim Americans in the military - like him - could be prone to fratricidal attacks against fellow troops. He was "a chronic poor performer," who often failed to show up for work and was often on probation. His program director considered him "very lazy" and "a religious fanatic." His superiors described the first draft of a presentation needed to complete his residency as "not...
  • Jury convicts NY TV executive of beheading wife

    02/07/2011 2:20:09 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 7, 2011 | CAROLYN THOMPSON
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The founder of a Muslim-oriented New York television station has been convicted of beheading his wife in 2009. Muzzammil "Mo" Hassan never denied that he killed Aasiyah Hassan inside the suburban Buffalo station the couple established to promote cultural understanding.
  • Rape Victim, 14, Dies After Public Flogging in Bangladesh

    02/06/2011 1:00:15 PM PST · by lbryce · 82 replies
    Aol News ^ | February 3, 2011 | Staff
    A 14-year-old Bangladeshi girl allegedly raped by a much older cousin has died after being publicly flogged for adultery, media reports said. Hena Begum was sentenced to receive 100 lashes by a village council made up of elders and Muslim clerics in the district of Shariatpur, about 35 miles from the capital, Dhaka, the BBC said today. She endured about 80 lashes before collapsing Monday, according to The Daily Star, a Bangladeshi newspaper. Her family took her to a hospital, where she died. "What sort of justice is this? My daughter has been beaten to death in the name of...
  • Singapore's Lee Kwan Yew: 'we can integrate all religions and races except Islam'

    02/05/2011 11:47:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/05/2011 | Thomas Lifson
    Lee Kuan Yew ranks as one of the most successful statesmen of the 20th century, having led Singapore to independence, and built a thriving prosperous mini-state with a world class economy, out of an ethnically diverse population. He retired as the world's longest serving prime minister, and at 87 years of age, has little to lose in speaking his mind. Thus, his candor in discussing the assimilation of Muslims is perhaps understandable, but stil startling in a world of political correctness and compulsory sensitivity to Muslims, who are never expected to reciprocate. Singapore has a substantial Muslim minority, mostly...
  • Refusing handshakes is undesirable, says Amsterdam mayor ( ROP )

    02/04/2011 10:03:57 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    news agency ANP ^ | 03 February 2011
    Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan thinks it ‘undesirable’ that a lecturer at Amsterdam’s hbo college has decided he will no longer shake women’s hands because of his religion,
  • Rebels kill Buddhist couple, children in Thai south

    02/01/2011 10:33:32 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 1, 2011 | Surapan Boonthanom
    Suspected Muslim separatists shot dead a Buddhist family of four in Thailand's deep south, police said on Tuesday, the latest attack in an escalation of violence in the region. The killings followed a bloody raid on an army camp and a big roadside bombing in the past 12 days that were believed to have been carried out by ethnic Malay Muslim rebels seeking autonomy from predominantly Buddhist Thailand. The bodies of the Buddhist couple, their daughter, 15, and 7-year-old son were found in a forest in Yala, one of three Muslim-dominated provinces bordering Malaysia where more than 4,300 people have...
  • Why We Should Fear the Moslem Brother(Chilling information)

    01/31/2011 4:59:09 PM PST · by fuzzybutt · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | January 31, 2011 | Karin McQullin
    As we follow the unfolding story in Egypt, we are torn between hope and fear -- hope that democracy will gain a toehold and fear that the fundamentalist Moslem Brothers could take control of Egypt. Perhaps you have heard the Moslem Brothers are the oldest and largest radical Islamic group, the grandfather of Hezbollah, Hamas, and al-Qaeda. What you haven't been told is this: the Moslem Brothers were a small, unpopular group of anti-modern fanatics unable to attract members, until they were adopted by Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich beginning in the 1930s. Under the tutelage of the Third...
  • Stoned to death with her lover: Horrific video of execution of girl, 19, killed by Afghan Taliban

    01/27/2011 11:37:21 PM PST · by pissant · 52 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 27th January 2011 | staff
    * TALIBAN SPOKESMAN: 'Anyone who knows about Islam knows that stoning is in the Koran, and that it is Islamic law. There are people who call it inhuman - but in doing so they insult the Prophet. They want to bring foreign thinking to this country' WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT Horrific video footage has emerged of Taliban insurgents stoning a couple to death for alleged adultery in northern Afghanistan. Hundreds of villagers can be seen on the video standing around as the woman, Siddqa, is buried up to her waist in a four foot hole in the ground. Two mullahs pass...
  • Sculptor Sergio Redegalli defies 'bullies' and refuses to take down anti-burka mural

    01/18/2011 2:55:18 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 15 replies
    The Australian ^ | 19th January 2011
    A SYDNEY artist whose anti-burka mural has infuriated left-wing and Islamic activists is vowing that the provocative artwork will stay in place despite death threats, abuse, a string of vandalism attacks, a violent weekend protest and a police request to remove it. Newtown glass sculptor Sergio Redegalli has this week restored the mural painted outside his studio for more than the 40th time after dozens of graffiti and paint-bomb attacks by protesters who say it is racist and inflammatory. In the latest incident last Sunday, a crowd of 50 activists hurled paint at the mural and then turned on...
  • Christmas weekend violence kills 38 in Nigeria

    12/26/2010 7:49:53 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | December 26 2010
    Dozens of armed men attacked the church on Christmas Eve, dragging the pastor out of his home and shooting him to death. Two young men from the choir rehearsing for a late-night carol service also were slain. The group of about 30 attackers armed with guns and knives also killed two people passing by Victory Baptist Church. The assailants only left after setting the church and pastor's house ablaze. "I cannot understand these attacks," Akawu said. "Why Christians? Why Christians? The police have failed to protect us."
  • Missing character in kids' literature: Muslims (MN Hurl Alert)

    12/28/2010 9:10:37 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 45 replies · 6+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/28/10 | NORMAN DRAPER
    As the Muslim student population grows in Minnesota, some educators detect a glaring gap: a dearth of books the students can relate to and from which others can learn. "There wasn't a whole lot in our library that provided a sense of 'this is what's normal,'" said Julie Scullen, a reading intervention specialist at Northdale Middle School in Coon Rapids, where she took stock of books about Muslims growing up in America. When colleague Beth Braun, a Northdale media specialist, launched a full-blown national search, she didn't have much luck, either.
  • Somali Insurgents: Obama Must Convert to Islam or Attacks on U.S. Will Come (Oh...OK)

    12/27/2010 10:04:12 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 41 replies · 4+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/27/2010
    A leader of Somalia's Islamist insurgency threatened to attack America during a speech broadcast Monday. "We tell the American President Barack Obama to embrace Islam before we come to his country," said Fuad Mohamed "Shongole" Qalaf. Al-Shabab has not yet launched an attack outside Africa but Western intelligence has long been worried because the group targeted young Somali-Americans for recruitment. About 20 have traveled to Somalia for training and at least three were used as suicide bombers inside Somalia. Al-Shabab holds most of southern and central Somalia and has the support of hundreds of foreign fighters, mostly radicalized East Africans....
  • A Showdown with Evil

    12/27/2010 4:13:37 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 6 replies
    Dr. Jamie Glazov and his Canadian publisher, Mantua Books, have just published a new kind of “samizdat” which is the Russian word for self-publications written by dissidents and passed from hand to hand. “Self-publishing” (by hand, on typewriters, on printing presses) was a 20th century way of dealing with Soviet government censorship. The Russian authors and readers who were found with such writing in their possession were routinely subjected to harsh imprisonment. Westerners, (and this includes Israel), do not live in a Soviet Gulag and are not subject to political censorship, but we do face a new kind of Orwellian...
  • Afghan sex practices concern U.S., British forces

    12/21/2010 2:31:15 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 20, 2010 | Sara Carter
    A document released by WikiLeaks described efforts by high-ranking Afghan officials to quash reports of police officers and other Afghans arrested for "purchasing a service from a child." The leaked diplomatic cable quoted former Minister of the Interior Hanif Atmar's concern that publicity about the arrests, which involved the hiring of "dancing boys," would "endanger lives." The author of the diplomatic cable fretted that the case would be "blown out of proportion, an outcome that would not be good for either the U.S. or Afghanistan." The vast gulf between U.S. and Afghan attitudes about homosexuality and pedophilia has generated concern...
  • Three men found guilty over terror attack plan, two acquitted

    12/22/2010 3:57:17 PM PST · by Dundee · 3 replies
    The Australian ^ | December 23, 2010
    A VICTORIAN court has found three men guilty of planning a terrorist attack on an Australian army base in Sydney. Another two men who also stood trial over the alleged planned attack have been found not guilty. The Victorian Supreme Court trial, which has been running for three months, was told the five Victorian men planned a shootout at the Australian army barracks at Holsworthy in Sydney in the belief Islam was under attack from the west. The jury heard the men took steps to obtain a religious decree to endorse the attack at the barracks and shoot as many...
  • Female bomber kills 45 at food center in Pakistan

    12/25/2010 1:00:56 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 89 replies · 6+ views
    Yahoo! News/ Associated Press ^ | December 25, 2010 | Anwarullah Khan
    KHAR, Pakistan – A burqa-clad female suicide bomber in Pakistan lobbed hand grenades, then detonated her explosive belt among a crowd at an aid center Saturday, killing at least 45 people in militants' latest strike against the authorities' control over the key tribal region bordering Afghanistan. Police believed it was the first time Islamic militants have sent a woman to carry out a suicide attack in Pakistan, where the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan against al-Qaida and the Taliban insurgents continues to spill over despite Islamabad's repeated claims of victory on its side of the porous border. The bomber, dressed in...
  • Rape victims fear being jailed in Mauritania ( Zina )

    12/23/2010 11:14:19 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | December 22, 2010 | Mohamed Yahya Abdel Wedoud
    "This Islamic republic has no place for rape victims like me." Mauritanian laws are based on Sharia law and the penal code forbids relationships between both sexes outside marriage. That includes a consensual relationship between a boyfriend and girlfriend but can also criminalize a woman who is forced to have sex. Sidi Athman Ould Sidi Salem, a law specialist and legal adviser to the government, said: "If raped women don't bring strong evidence, which is not easy, they would be accused of Zina -- an Arabic word meaning sex out of marriage -- and end up in jail. It's because...
  • Harry Potter Actress Beaten and Branded a Prostitute by Her Family After Dating a Non-Muslim

    12/23/2010 2:42:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Big Peace ^ | 12.23.10 | Robert J. Avrech
    The only thing notable about this story is that it’s being reported. And the only reason it’s being reported is because Ms. Azad is an actress in one of the most popular franchises in movie history. The facts are simple as they are horrific. Afshan Azad has been secretly dating a non-Muslim. Her father and brother found out, branded her a “slag,” beat her, and threatened to murder her. She made her escape by climbing out of her bedroom window. The unfortunate youg woman is now in hiding. She refuses to press charges because she knows that the British police...
  • Passenger's chants delay aircraft take-off ( another UK Muslim )

    12/22/2010 1:42:52 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Indo-Asian News Service, ^ | December 22, 2010
    An Air Malta flight from London Heathrow was forced to return to the terminal after a passenger started praying and chanting in the aisle just before take-off. The man got to his knees on Tuesday and started chanting in Arabic and ignored instructions by cabin crew to return to his seat...Passengers panicked when they heard the man chanting, and he had to be restrained by passengers and crew...
  • Cameras that caught Stockholm blast ordered down

    12/21/2010 10:35:31 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2010 | LOUISE NORDSTROM
    A shopkeeper who handed police video footage of the Stockholm suicide bombing says he will think twice before helping authorities again after being ordered to dismantle his security cameras for lacking the right permit. Police suspect the bomber, Taimour Abdulwahab, set off the explosives accidentally. They believe he had planned to detonate them in a place where they would inflict more damage.
  • Batman Goes PC – Super Hero Recruits Muslim Sidekick From Paris Suburb

    12/22/2010 12:55:41 PM PST · by matt1234 · 53 replies · 1+ views
    rightnetwork ^ | 12/17/2010 | Jim Hoft
    Nightrunner is a citizen of France, a Sunni Muslim, and 22 years old living in the Clichy-sous-Bois of Paris who is phenomenally well trained in parkour. Astute Bloggers reported on this new twist, via Religion of Peace: "I knew it was only going to get worse at DC Comics: in his continuing efforts to form Batman Inc, Bruce Wayne recruits an Algerian Muslim living in France, in Clichy-Sous-Bois, where the Muslim riots grew out of in 2005, over the death of 2 delinquents who electrocuted themselves by stupidly entering a power station, and the blame was laid upon at least...
  • Shuttle driver is charged in hit-and-run crash near Dulles

    12/14/2010 2:52:13 PM PST · by La Lydia · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 14, 2010
    The driver of a speeding SuperShuttle van left a trail of damaged vehicles as he fled at least six hit-and-run crashes along Interstate 66 and the Dulles Access Road on Monday morning, police said. Virginia State Police, Arlington County police and Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police were trying to determine what led to the series of crashes from Arlington to Dulles International Airport about 9:30 a.m. The driver, whom police identified as Muhammad Teshale, 25, of Alexandria, was arrested outside the airport's main terminal after authorities found the damaged blue van. Teshale was charged with one count of hit and...
  • Mosque brawl was racial, says scholar ( Africa )

    12/12/2010 8:05:36 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    AVUSA ^ | Dec 11, 2010 | TASCHICA PILLAY
    A muslim scholar from Verulam is seeking legal advice after an alleged racial brawl at a mosque last week. Tensions erupted at the Verulam Sunni Mosque last Sunday during a special general meeting, where a large group of Malawian Muslims were allegedly physically and verbally attacked
  • Pakistan cleric offers reward for killing Christian woman

    12/04/2010 1:08:32 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | December 3, 2010
    Maulana Yousuf Qureshi issued the call in Peshawar, the capital of northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, at a rally against moves to pardon the woman. Asia Bibi, a mother of five, was sentenced on November 8 to death by hanging, under controversial blasphemy laws that human rights activists say encourage Islamist extremism. The government attempted to pardon Bibi after an international outcry over the case, but a Pakistani court on Monday prevented it from granting her a swift pardon. "We demand that the government should hang her to death under the law. If it does not do so, we will offer a...