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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...