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  • The 'Angry Arab' Goes Mad

    12/08/2011 1:04:30 PM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 12/8/11 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    As'ad AbuKahlil—a political science professor at California State University, Stanislaus—spoke last month at a day-long "teach-in" at the University of California, Berkeley titled, "Building Solidarity with the Arab Spring." It consisted of a number of "workshop sessions" at the Valley Life Sciences Building, followed by a "plenary session" at the Multicultural Center, and was co-sponsored by the Arab Resource Organizing Committee, the Berkeley Muslim Students Association PAC, the International Socialist Organization, and the Syrian American Council. AbuKhalil's workshop on "The U.S. and the Arab Uprising" was held in a tiny, hot, windowless room filled with students wearing hijabs and keffiyehs....
  • 'Israel biggest loser from Muslim Brotherhood win in Egypt'

    12/03/2011 9:49:53 AM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/3/11 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Israel is the biggest loser from the strong showing of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Egyptian parliamentary election, Hamed Bitawi, a top Hamas representative in the West Bank, said Saturday. Bitwai's comment came as Hamas expressed relief over the Muslim Brotherhood victory. The Muslim Brotherhood triumph in Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco elections comes on the eve of preparations for celebrations marking the 24th anniversary of Hamas's founding in the Gaza Strip. Hamas supporters said that the rise of their political allies to power in the Arab world was "the biggest birthday gift for Hamas" on the anniversary of its establishment....
  • Beware, female journos in Cairo warned

    11/25/2011 8:34:45 AM PST · by cutty · 25 replies
    afp ^ | 2011-11-25
    Press watchdog Reporters Without Borders urged media organisations on Friday to take care to protect female reporters from sexual assault while covering unrest in Egypt, following several serious attacks. The group initially warned women journalists not to work in Cairo's Tahrir Square...It is more dangerous for a woman than a man to cover the demonstrations in Tahrir Square. That is the reality and the media must face it ... On Thursday, French television reporter Caroline Sinz from the state network France 3 was subjected to a violent sexual assualt by a gang of young men and boys and her cameraman...
  • Armenian Groups Go After Condoleezza Rice as 'Genocide Denier' ( Turkish Muslims )

    11/14/2011 6:25:31 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Many ethnic Armenians who read ex-US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's recently published memoirs ...are spitting fire over her descriptions of her battles with the US-based Diaspora Armenian lobby. Both in 1991 as a presidential aide (to then US President George Bush) and in 2007 as secretary of state (under then President George W. Bush), Rice worked to defeat the congressional push for recognizing the World-War I-era slaughter of ethnic Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide. ... Sassounian charged that Rice had behaved as "a spineless official of a banana republic" by allegedly caving in to Turkish interests.
  • The Middle East Studies Establishment vs. Walid Phares

    11/11/2011 1:52:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 11/11/11 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced last month that Walid Phares -- a Lebanese-American Christian, adjunct professor of jihadist global strategies at the National Defense University, and former Middle East studies professor at Florida Atlantic University -- would be a special adviser on the Middle East and North Africa, it elicited howls of fury from the usual suspects. Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) -- an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas funding case and the chief Islamist organ in the U.S. -- sent a letter to the Romney campaign stating CAIR's...
  • Gilbert Achcar's Anti-Zionism of Fools

    11/10/2011 1:57:48 PM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 11/10/11 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    "Don't expect me to take a pro-Israel view. I'm an Arab." So declared Gilbert Achcar—professor of development studies and international relations at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies—at the outset of his lecture last month at the University of California, Berkeley. Those in the audience hoping for scholarly objectivity were thus informed that Achcar's ethnicity trumped intellectual independence and that, despite evidence to the contrary (Nonie Darwish, the founder of Arabs for Israel, comes to mind, as do the majority of Israel's Arab citizenry), an Arab could not be pro-Israel. One had to give him credit...
  • 'Honor Killing' Fugitives: Pakistani Women Who Flee Their Families

    11/08/2011 6:34:18 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    In parts of Pakistan today, women are viewed as property and are believed to personify the honor of their families. If a woman goes against the will of her family, for example, by choosing her own husband, family members may feel that in order to restore their honor, they have to kill the woman--a so-called "honor killing." A few women are able to escape this fate and find refuge at shelters. ... The most recent report from the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said that in 2009 about 46 percent of all female murders in Pakistan were in the name...
  • Lesson learned: Cleric breaks 7-year-old’s leg for forgetting verse ( ROP )

    11/05/2011 9:59:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | August 20, 2011
    VEHARI: A cleric tortured a seven-year-old student for not memorising his lessons properly. According to residents of Vehari’s Ghara Mor village, a local prayer leader tortured a seven-year-old student for forgetting the words to a surah. Busti Sheikhan Wali resident Muhammad Mumtaz’s son Muhammad Adnan, 7, was memorising the Quran at a mosque. On Friday, several of Adnan’s class mates said that he kept forgetting one verse of a surah and cleric Muhammad Latif beat him with a stick. “He then hung the boy upside down from a tree and beat him while screaming at him to recite the verses...
  • Tory MP 'hidden for his own safety' as Muslim extremist group storms his mosque visit (UK)

    10/29/2011 3:02:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29th October 2011
    Protesters forced their way in to a north London mosque where an MP was meeting constituents after posting violent warning messages online. Tory MP Mike Freer was forced to pull out of the meeting after being targeted by the Muslims Against Crusades group who had posted messages invoking the Stephen Timms stabbing online. Today he urged Home Secretary Theresa May to take action against the group after the attack at his North Finchley constituency surgery. In a chilling message ahead of the incident on the group's website, they referred to Labour MP Stephen Timms -who was stabbed while holding a...
  • Lesbians Flee Amsterdam for Bible Belt

    10/26/2011 5:35:32 PM PDT · by MeNeFrego · 56 replies
    Radio Netherlands Worldwide ^ | 10/05/2011 | Myrtille van Bommel
    The dream is slowly dissolving. The Netherlands was once the promised land for homosexuals. In 2001, this resulted in the first legal same-sex marriages in the world. Now more and more couples are being persecuted by their neighbours. Robin and Sam (not their real names) no longer dare to walk hand in hand in Amsterdam. They have decided to move to the Veluwe region in the east of the Netherlands. The first time they were confronted with aggressive behaviour was seven years ago. They hadn't been together very long and, like many couples in love, they were walking hand in...
  • Christianity And Islam: A Side By Side Comparison

    10/13/2011 2:18:10 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 26 replies
    Please take a look at the comparison chart in the provided link. Excellent comparison! Each year, thousands of Christian homes and churches are torched or bombed by Muslim mobs, and hundreds of Christians, including dozens of priests, pastors, nuns and other church workers are murdered at the hands of Islamic extremists. The so-called justification varies, from charges of apostasy or evangelism, to purported "blasphemy" or "insulting" Islam. Innocent people have even been hacked to death by devout Muslims over cartoons. Yet, there is little if any violent retaliation from religious Christians to the discrimination, kidnapping, rape, torture, mutilation and murder...
  • Egyptians break into Israel Embassy in Cairo

    09/09/2011 4:24:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 67 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/9/11 | AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press
    A group of about 30 protesters broke into the Israeli Embassy in Cairo Friday and dumped hundreds of documents out of the windows after a day of demonstrations outside the building in which crowds swinging sledge hammers and using their bare hands tore apart the embassy's security wall. Hundreds of protesters converged on the embassy throughout the afternoon and into the night, tearing down large sections of the graffiti-covered security wall outside the 21-story building housing the embassy. Egyptian security forces made no attempt for hours to intervene. Just before midnight, a group of protesters reached a room on one...
  • Youths kill family of 8 in restive central Nigeria

    09/05/2011 9:05:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 5, 2011
    Muslim youths hacked a Christian family of eight to death in Nigeria's volatile Plateau state on Sunday, local officials said, continuing a week of violence that has pitted gangs from the two faiths against each other and civilians. ... Unrest there is a new security issue for President Goodluck Jonathan, also coping with near-daily attacks in the northeast by Islamist sect Boko Haram, which authorities blame for an August 26 bombing of U.N. offices in Abuja that killed 23 people.
  • Iranian sniper kills shepherd in northern Iraq

    09/03/2011 9:06:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 09/03/2011 | YAHYA BARZANJI
    SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq—A young Kurdish shepherd was killed Saturday by an Iranian sniper... Both Iranian and Turkish forces have increased shelling and airstrikes this summer against Kurdish rebels with bases in Iraq who for years have battled for autonomy in Iran and Turkey. The shepherd was killed early in the morning, said Maghdeed Ahmed, the mayor of Haj Omran, a town in northern Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region... Iran also shelled the border, Ahmed said
  • Yonge-Dundas smackdown:Punched in the face, but fat chance charges will be laid

    08/31/2011 12:22:11 PM PDT · by DTA · 22 replies
    The Toronto Sun (Canuckistan) ^ | 2011-08-03 | David Menzies
    Punched in the face, but fat chance charges will be laid What constitutes a physical assault in Toronto these days? This would appear to be straightforward. If, for example, one individual punches another, surely that’s assault. Especially if the punch in question was witnessed. And photographed. But as I learned firsthand on Sunday, a fist in the face doesn’t necessarily constitute assault in our increasingly culturally sensitive Toronto. The details: I was at Yonge-Dundas Square with my nine-year-old son. We ate pizza. We drank bubble tea. And I used my new Canon camera to take photos of this neon shrine....
  • {Yusuf Bey IV} Man gets life term in ordering journalist's death

    08/26/2011 1:06:10 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/26/11 | TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press
    The former leader of an Oakland community group will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of ordering the killings of three men, including the first American journalist killed on U.S. soil for reporting a story in more than a decade. An Alameda County Superior Court judge sentenced Yusuf Bey IV, 25, to three life terms in prison without the possibility of parole Friday. As head of Your Black Muslim Bakery, Bey ordered his workers to kill the men in separate attacks in July 2007, prosecutors said. According to trial testimony, Odell Roberson, 31, was killed...
  • Rationalizing Pedophilia in Islam

    08/12/2011 9:19:16 AM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies · 6+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 29, 2011 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Rationalizing Pedophilia in Islam by Raymond Ibrahim Jihad Watch July 29, 2011 Earlier this month we saw—or rather, were once again reminded—that Islam permits pedophilia in the guise of "marriage": Top Saudi cleric, Dr. Salih bin Fawzan, issued a fatwa asserting that there is no minimum age for girls to marry, "even if they are in the cradle," and that the only criterion is that "they are capable of being placed beneath and bearing the weight of the men." Admirable patience to childish antics While this practice speaks for itself, it is interesting to witness the great lengths some Muslims...
  • [Muslim] Militants urge British rioters to topple system

    08/10/2011 10:38:51 PM PDT · by americanophile · 17 replies · 1+ views
    AP Via Google News ^ | 8/10/2011 | AP
    CAIRO (AP) — Militant online forums are abuzz with calls to Muslims in Britain to launch Internet campaigns in support of the British rioters and to urge them to topple the government. Dozens of contributors on Wednesday suggested Muslims in Britain should flood social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, with slogans and writings inciting the British youth to continue rioting. One contributor says the rioters should adopt slogans similar to those used by Arab protesters during the uprisings in the Middle East this year. "The people want the killer of Mark Duggan punished" is suggested — a reference...
  • Punjab: Christian woman forced to convert and marry her kidnapper ( Pakistan )

    08/06/2011 4:13:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Asia News ^ | 08/06/2011 | Jibran Khan
    Another young Christian woman in Pakistan has been abducted and forced to convert to Islam and marry her kidnapper. Despite a formal complaint, police did not intervene because the author of the crime is a “respectable businessman”. Local Muslim religious authorities also claim that the woman’s conversion was legal. However, her case however is similar to that of Farah Hatim (see Jibran Khan, “The drama of Farah Hatim, common to many women in Pakistan,” in AsiaNews 25 July 2011) and is indicative of a climate of impunity for people who abuse Christian women. The bishop of Islamabad warns that the...
  • AWOL Muslim Soldier Planned Attack on Fort Hood

    FORT HOOD, TX—A tip from a Killeen gun dealer led to the arrest of an AWOL Muslim soldier who had firearms and bomb-making components in his hotel room and planned an attack on Fort Hood, Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, said Thursday. Army Pvt. Nasser Jason Abdo, 21, who was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., was arrested Wednesday in Killeen on an outstanding child pornography warrant. An article on the website says Abdo “experienced a great deal of harassment and discrimination” because of his beliefs. "Early in basic training… one soldier repeatedly insulted me and Islam saying, 'Go pray to...