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  • For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

    12/29/2011 9:32:55 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    ny times ^ | December 27, 2011 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    The girl’s voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of her hut and saw her best friend buried in the sand, up to her neck. Her friend had made the mistake of refusing to marry a Shabab commander. Now she was about to get her head bashed in, rock by rock. “You’re next,” the Shabab warned the girl, a frail 17-year-old who was living with her brother in a squalid refugee camp. Several months later, the men came back. Five militants burst into her hut, pinned her down and gang-raped her,...
  • Muslims upset by NYPD to boycott mayor's breakfast

    12/28/2011 5:58:01 PM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Several Muslim leaders have declined invitations to the mayor's annual year-end interfaith breakfast, saying they're upset at police department efforts to infiltrate mosques and spy on Muslim neighborhoods. The imams and activists said in a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg that they're disturbed at his response to a series of stories by The Associated Press detailing New York Police Department intelligence-gathering programs that monitored Muslim groups, businesses and houses of worship. Bloomberg has defended the NYPD, saying last week it doesn't take religion into account in its policing. Bloomberg spokesman Stu Loeser acknowledged Wednesday that about...
  • Embattled Indonesian Church Forced to Celebrate Christmas in Private Home

    12/26/2011 6:07:55 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Jakarta Globe ^ | December 26, 2011 | Vento Saudale |
    The congregation of the embattled GKI Yasmin church in Bogor was forced to move its Christmas prayers to a member’s house after Islamic groups assembled at the disputed site and threatened to challenge the sermon on Sunday. The service was slated to start at 9 a.m. in the sealed church on Jalan Abdullah bin Nuh, but the congregants went elsewhere after members of the Indonesian Muslim Communication Forum (Forkami), the Islamic Reform Movement (Garis) and the Bogor Muslim Community (KMB) objected to that plan. The opposition protestors came to the church in the morning and shouted to guarding police officers...
  • "Nigerian Taliban" church bombings kill dozens [at Christmas Mass]

    12/25/2011 9:10:47 AM PST · by americanophile · 39 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 25, 2011 | CBS News
    (AP) LAGOS, Nigeria - An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigeria's capital Sunday, killing at least 25 people there, officials said. A radical Muslim sect claimed the attack and another bombing near a church in the restive city of Jos, as explosions also struck the nation's northeast. The Christmas Day attacks show the growing national ambition of the sect known as Boko Haram, which is responsible for at least 495 killings this year alone, according to an Associated Press count. The assaults come a year after a series of Christmas Eve bombings in Jos claimed...
  • Sold into slavery as a girl, Shyima Hall becomes a U.S. citizen

    12/16/2011 7:44:21 PM PST · by thecodont · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times / LATimes.com ^ | December 16, 2011A decade ago, Shyima Hall was smuggled into the United States as a 10-year-old slav | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
    A decade ago, Shyima Hall was smuggled into the United States as a 10-year-old slave, forced to cook and clean inside the home of a wealthy Irvine family and, at night, sleep on a squalid mattress in a windowless garage. On Thursday, the Egyptian-born 22-year-old stood before a federal judge in Montebello with nearly 900 others and was sworn in as naturalized U.S. citizen. The ceremony capped a hard-scrabble journey that began with Hall's rescue, wound through the foster care system and ended with her living on her own, working, and with ambitions to become a federal agent. "I went...
  • Op-Ed: Who Still Has His Head in the Sand on the Arab Spring?

    12/13/2011 5:54:57 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    The true identity of the Islamic forces is revealing itself to the large audience of the Western world, like in a mystery movie. Who can now claim not to understand, not to know? As its first revolutionary sign, Tunisia has issued a democratic constitution draft envisaging a ban for whoever has contacts and establishes relations with Israel; after their long victorious struggle, the Libyan revolutionaries have announced, as a great result of that bloodshed, that sharia would be coming and polygamy would be reinstated; the reformist Morocco has ben the stage of another Islamist victory; in Yemen, El Qaeda is...
  • Calif. senator threatens boycott over Lowe's ads

    12/11/2011 4:19:19 PM PST · by SmithL · 65 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/11/11 | CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press
    A state senator from Southern California was considering calling for a boycott of Lowe's stores after the home improvement chain pulled its advertising from a reality show about Muslim-Americans. Calling the retail giant's decision "un-American" and "naked religious bigotry," Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, told The Associated Press on Sunday that he would also consider legislative action if Lowe's doesn't apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads. The senator sent a letter outlining his complaints to Lowe's Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Niblock. The retail giant stopped advertising on TLC's "All-American Muslim" after a group called the Florida Family Association complained...
  • 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...
  • Honour killings: Man guns down six daughters

    07/27/2011 11:14:17 AM PDT · by LukeL · 79 replies
    FAISALABAD: A man gunned down six of his daughters on suspicion that two of them were in relationships with boys in the neighbourhood. (excerpt)
  • Muhammad pleads guilty in Ark. soldier killing

    07/25/2011 11:38:24 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 29 replies
    www.boston.com ^ | 25 JUL 11 | Jeannie Nuss
    <p>UPDATE: Abdulhakim Muhammad--who confessed to shooting two soldiers outside a military recruiting station in Arkansas in June of 2009--has changed his plea to guilty. Jury has been dismissed.</p>
  • Second sharia law whipping suspect bailed ( Australia )

    07/22/2011 9:32:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    abc ^ | July 21, 2011 | Jamelle Wells
    Wassim Fayad, 43, is the second man charged over an attack on Christian Martinez at Silverwater in Sydney's west on Sunday. Police say the 31-year-old was held face down on his bed early Sunday morning and lashed 40 times with an electrical cord for drinking alcohol. The victim has told police he was being punished under sharia law for drinking alcohol. In opposing bail the prosecutor told Burwood Local Court the victim fears for his safety because his alleged attackers know where he lives.
  • Muslims, non-Muslims still dislike each other

    07/21/2011 2:49:12 PM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 7/21/11 | SUZANNE GAMBOA, Associated Press
    Attitudes about Muslim-Western relations have become slightly more positive in the U.S., Britain, France, Germany and Russia compared with five years ago, though negative views between Muslim countries and the West persist on both sides, a Pew Research Center survey found. The survey, by Pew's Global Attitudes Project, found majorities of Muslims surveyed in five of six Muslim-dominant countries and the Palestinian territories described non-Muslim Westerners as selfish and greedy. In all of the six Western countries surveyed, less than 30 percent of non-Muslims said they consider Muslims respectful of women. Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Muslims in...
  • New Muslim lashed for drinking in Australia

    07/19/2011 3:55:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    AFP ^ | July 19, 2011
    An Australian convert to Islam was pinned down and lashed 40 times for drinking alcohol by a group of Muslim men who broke into his home to punish him for breaking sharia law, a court heard Tuesday. The man, 31, was allegedly restrained and whipped with a cord in his Sydney house Sunday morning by four men who forced their way in after he went out for drinks with friends. One of the four, Tolga Cifci, 20, appeared in court on charges of aggravated breaking and entering and committing a serious indictable offence. Prosecutor George Lolis said Cifci saw the...
  • ‘You Are Entering a Shariah Controlled Zone’: UK Group to Wage Islamic Law Campaign

    07/16/2011 1:29:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    blaze ^ | July 15, 2011 | Buck Sexton
    “Muslims Against Crusades” (MAC), an Islamic group based in the United Kingdom, plans to wage a propaganda campaign to make a portion of London accept Sharia law. They are calling it the “Islamic Emirates Project,” and it is designed to create beachheads for sharia across the UK. The MAC group is specifically encouraging Muslims, who comprise 15% of Waltham Forest in northeast London, to enforce Islamic legal codes ... ... The MAC intends to convince Muslims in Waltham to self-enforce Sharia at first, and later to set up an ‘emirate’- an Islamic statelet with Sharia law replacing British legal codes...
  • AFGHAN WOMEN Fear Obama’s Peace Talks & Return of the Taliban

    06/23/2011 12:17:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    gateway ^ | June 23, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    For some reason women in Afghanistan fear the return of the Taliban. The women in Afghanistan fear the return of the despotic, mysogynous fundamentalists after the US withdrawal.
  • Man Police Shot During Traffic Stop Was Armed With Armor-Piercing Bullets

    06/24/2011 2:37:28 AM PDT · by Cindy · 48 replies
    KIRO TV.com ^ | Posted June `5, 2011, Updated June 16, 2011 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "KEY PENINSULA, Wash. -- A man who was fatally shot by Tacoma police during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning pointed a gun loaded with armor-piercing bullets at the officer who stopped him and was carrying a large amount of ammunition in his truck, the Tacoma Police Department said. Wednesday afternoon, the Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as Brooks Papineau of Gig Harbor." SNIPPET: "When police searched Papineau's truck, they found a large amount of ammunition and additional ammunition magazines.They also said they found a Koran and several books on converting to Islam. Police said Papineau went home...
  • "Rally for Fatima" at NOW Conference: Protest Feminist Silence on Honor Killings

    06/23/2011 9:08:35 AM PDT · by AnyStreetFL · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs | 06/22/2011 | Pamela Geller
    (LINK HERE: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/06/june-24th-rally-for-fatima-at-now-conference-protest-feminist-silence-on-honor-killings-and-fatima-a.html) Does being a Muslim mean you can get away with murder? RALLY FOR JUSTICE FOR FATIMA at the NOW Conference Friday, June 24th, 1:00 - 2:00 Embassy Suites Tampa - USF/Near Busch Gardens 3705 Spectrum Blvd. Tampa, Florida 33612 2011 Stand against Islamic supremacism, gender apartheid, and Islamic law in American law enforcement and courts. Call out the feminists and the Tampa Chief of Police, Jane Castor. National NOW Conference June 24-26 in Tampa, Florida, at the Embassy Suites Tampa - USF/Near Busch Gardens. Jane Castor, Tampa Chief of Police, is scheduled to deliver the Welcome Speech...
  • Understanding Online Radicalization: The Jihadi Forums

    06/20/2011 6:15:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 20, 2011 | Ali Teymouri
    Although "radicalization" has become a catchword, little has been written about the methods, websites, and actors involved in the process. (This is Part One of a series.) Rising terrorism arrests in America, particularly the breaking up of 22 plots between May 2009 and November 2010, have sparked questions about how young Muslim men become terrorists. Although radicalization has become a catch phrase in the media, little has been written about the methods, websites, and actors involved in the process. This series, “Understanding Online Radicalization,” seeks to shed light on how the Internet functions as a tool for radicalizing would-be terrorists....
  • ISLAMIC CULTURAL TERRORISM ( great video from Pat Condell )

    06/16/2011 2:56:24 PM PDT · by sushiman · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/15/11 | Pat Condell
    Nails it again re : Islam . Must view !
  • Muslim soldier opposed to war faces porn charge

    06/15/2011 7:00:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies
    AP via KnoxNews ^ | 6/15/11 | Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press
    NASHVILLE — A Muslim soldier from Fort Campbell has been approved as a conscientious objector to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but that status is on hold now that he’s been charged with possession of child pornography. Pfc. Naser Abdo, a 21-year-old infantry soldier, applied for the status last year after he decided Islamic standards would prohibit his service in the U.S. Army in any war. The Deputy Assistant Secretary, Army Review Boards Agency, recommended he be separated from the Army as a conscientious objector. But the discharge is delayed until the criminal charge is resolved.
  • World Exclusive: Spooks unmask burka death squads

    06/13/2011 9:28:04 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 24 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 12Jun11 | Deborah Sherwood
    BRIT spooks have stopped SIXTY terror plots involving Black Widow bombers. Many of the Muslim women who were pulled in were carrying explosives, we can reveal. Other radicals as young as 17 had bomb materials stashed in their homes across the country. The operation started when a dozen women in the London and Greater Manchester areas were picked up in security sweeps but allowed to go free. They were put under surveillance and led the spooks to more than 30 terror group leaders. But it is feared there are at least 20 of the Black Widow bombers still at large...
  • Shari’a and Violence in American Mosques

    06/10/2011 3:37:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is David Yerushalmi, General Counsel to the Center for Security Policy, a Washington, D.C.-based national security think tank founded and headed by former Reagan administration official Frank Gaffney. He is considered an expert on Islamic law and its intersection with Islamic terrorism and national security. In this capacity, he has published widely on the subject, including the principle critical scholarship on sharia-compliant finance published in the Utah Law Review (2008, Issue 3). He has also designed and co-authored (with Mordechai Kedar) a ground-breaking peer reviewed empirical investigation on sharia-adherence and the promotion of violent, jihadist literature...
  • Mosques as Barracks in America

    06/05/2011 9:32:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 05, 2011 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan represents the triumphant Janus-faced approach to the fundamentalist global "Islamic revival." He and his pious forbears have now completed dismantling Turkey's secular experiment, and achieved the full-throated re-Islamization of Turkish society, an insidious process begun already within the decade after Ataturk's death, in 1938.  When currying favor with gullible Western audiences, Erdogan burbles disingenuous ecumenical platitudes about the "Alliance of Civilizations." But in reality, this is an Islamization campaign promoted by the Organization of the Islamic Conference, notably Saudi Arabia, which rewarded Erdogan, for his role in the Alliance, specifically, as "services to Islam," with...
  • Oakland Tribune editorial: Chauncey Bailey verdict brings long-awaited justice

    06/09/2011 9:43:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 6/9/11 | Editor
    JUSTICE. Finally. For a time, it looked as though this day would never come. It appeared that the brazen Aug. 2, 2007, shooting of journalist Chauncey Bailey in downtown Oakland would go the way of so many other unsolved murders in a city where it often seems no one is held accountable. Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV was widely suspected of ordering Bailey killed to prevent the 57-year-old Oakland Post editor from publishing a story about the bakery's troubled finances. Yet Bey and accused accomplice Antoine Mackey were not charged with the killing until April 2009. For...
  • The Dark Night of Islam - The revolutionary events shaking the Islamic world will not change an...

    06/05/2011 3:57:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | May 10, 2011 | Michael Knox Beran
    The Dark Night of IslamThe revolutionary events shaking the Islamic world will not change an intolerant and obscurantist culture The last six months have proved a climacteric in the history of Islam. An astonished world has witnessed the deposition of rulers in Egypt and Tunisia, revolts in Syria and Libya, the intensification in Iran of a struggle between President Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Khamenei, and the United States’ imposition on Osama bin Laden of a wild but under the circumstances salutary justice. Yet however tumultuous the events may be, Islam seems unlikely to undergo the reformation its most generous hearts and...
  • Remembering The 1st American Military Warriors Who Fought Against Islamic Terrorists From 1801-1805

    05/31/2011 2:59:58 PM PDT · by BillKneer · 21 replies
    “From the Halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli, we fight our country’s battles, in the air, on land, and sea.”- Official Hymn of the U.S. Marine Corps. Have you ever wondered what is Tripoli doing in our Marines’ official hymn? On this memorial day, let us remember those who gave their lives that we might be free from muslim terror! Ambassador Thomas Jefferson had a wake up call the day he met with muslim leaders. Thomas Jefferson asked why are muslims attacking American ships when we are doing nothing to incite any form of violence. To his shock,...
  • Woman sets fire to man in mosque

    05/30/2011 9:15:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    The Local/DAPD ^ | 29 May 11
    A Turkish woman set fire to a man in a mosque in southern Germany on Saturday. She says she acted out of revenge after the man raped her. The 36-year-old poured petrol over the 38-year-old man in a mosque in the city of Reutlingen, in Baden-Württemberg, before setting him alight. The woman was taken into custody on Sunday, on charges of attempted murder, according to the state prosecutors office and the police. ... On Saturday afternoon, according to the police, the woman’s husband and the later victim got into a fight in a room in the mosque. People attending the...
  • 9/11 anniversary time for awareness, healing, says ELCA presiding bishop

    05/27/2011 4:33:47 PM PDT · by lightman · 16 replies
    ELCA News Service ^ | 27 May AD 2011 | John Brooks
    ELCA NEWS SERVICE May 27, 2011 9/11 anniversary time for awareness, healing, says ELCA presiding bishop 11-076-JB CHICAGO (ELCA) -- As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States approaches, the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), invited members to reach out to ecumenical partners, as well as Muslim and Jewish partners, in planning commemorations. Hanson wrote in a May 24 letter that he prays members focus on "peace, justice and interfaith encounter." The presiding bishop's invitation was also accompanied by a series of resources for congregations...
  • Muslim gang launched horrific attack on religious studies teacher they did not want teaching girls

    05/23/2011 4:49:43 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 24th May 2011
    A gang of four Muslim men launched a horrific attack on an RE teacher because they did not approve of him teaching religious studies to Muslim girls, a court heard yesterday. Gary Smith, 28, was left with facial scarring, both long and short-term memory loss, and now has no sense of smell. He became depressed after his face was slashed and he suffered a brain haemorrhage, fractured skull and broken jaw following the attack. The men were said to have attempted the assault several times, ‘lying in wait’ for Mr Smith before successfully am-bushing him on his way to work...
  • Muslim gang launched horrific attack on religious studies teacher they did not want teaching girls

    05/23/2011 4:59:33 PM PDT · by Charlespg · 25 replies
    Mail online ^ | 12:17 AM on 24th May 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A gang of four Muslim men launched a horrific attack on an RE teacher because they did not approve of him teaching religious studies to Muslim girls, a court heard yesterday. Gary Smith, 28, was left with facial scarring, both long and short-term memory loss, and now has no sense of smell.
  • 92 Year-Old Palestinian Arab Woman Who Witnessed the 1929 Hebron Anti-Jewish Pogrom Urges Another

    05/16/2011 11:40:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/16/11 | Andrew G. Bostom
    MEMRI has excerpted a pathognomonic interview of a 92-year-old Palestinian Arab woman who witnessed the murderous 1929 anti-Jewish ethnic cleansing pogrom in Hebron. She openly celebrates the slaughter of the Jews of Hebron as an appropriate paradigm for the present, while being interviewed during her participation in a recent so-called a "Right-of-Return Demonstration." The interview aired on Al Aqsa Palestinian TV and can be viewed here. Extracts are reproduced below: Interviewer: Please tell us who you are. Sara Jaber: I am from Hebron. The Jaber family. Interviewer: What is your name? Sara Jaber: Sara Muhammad 'Awwadh Jaber. Interviewer: How old...