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  • Pew Research Institute Releases Telling Survey of World's Muslims

    08/14/2012 4:14:43 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 25 replies
    radicalislam.org ^ | 14AUG12 | Clare M. Lopez
    Recent results of the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life multi-year survey of beliefs and practices by the world’s Muslims that were published 8 August 2012 are remarkable in a number of respects. First of all, the broad scope of the project—based on 38,000 face-to-face interviews conducted with Muslims in 39 different countries and territories—ensured a wide range of opinions from a diverse sampling of Muslim communities. The results, however, show a high level of agreement about one of the most debated issues concerning Islam: Whether Muslims believe Islamic teaching is subject to various “interpretations” or only...
  • The Passover-Easter Sellout (Oliver North)

    04/05/2012 6:16:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 6, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Passover and Easter — intrinsically linked in the Jewish and Christian traditions — are being celebrated this weekend. For observant Jews, Passover commemorates the Hebrews' liberation from slavery under Egypt's Pharaoh. For faithful Christians, Easter is a celebration of Jesus' resurrection from the grave and the fulfillment of a new covenant between God and man. Biblical passages in Exodus 12, Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24 and John 20 describe these historical events and the reasons for festivities among people of faith. But this year, these holidays are a time of extraordinary anxiety for Christians and Jews...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian Crisis

    02/03/2011 10:36:42 AM PST · by richardtavor · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | February 2nd, 2011 | Dore Gold
    • Will the Obama administration's policy toward Egypt be based on a perception that the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood would be extremely dangerous? Or have they taken the position - voiced in parts of the U.S. foreign policy establishment - that the Brotherhood has become moderate and can be talked to? Initial administration reactions indicate that it does not rule out Muslim Brotherhood participation in a future Egyptian coalition government. • Since January 28, the Muslim Brotherhood's involvement has become more prominent, with its support of Mohamed ElBaradei to lead the opposition forces against the government. In the streets...
  • My Muslim President Obama: Why members of the Islamic faith see him as one of the flock.

    08/21/2010 11:30:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 25, 2009 | Asma Gull Hasan
    I know President Obama is not Muslim, but I am tempted nevertheless to think that he is, as are most Muslims I know. In a very unscientific oral poll, ranging from family members to Muslim acquaintances, many of us feel, just as African-Americans did for the non-black but culturally leaning African-American President Bill Clinton, that we have our first American Muslim president in Barack Hussein Obama. I know it's odd to say this. At first, I thought I was the only Muslim engaging in this folly, and I am reluctant to express it lest right-wing zealots try to use "Muslim"...
  • Exclusive: ‘Muslims-Only’ Enclave Thrives In Philadelphia

    07/02/2010 6:13:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies · 4+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | May 20, 2010 | Paul Williams, Ph.D.
    Thanks to U.S. taxpayers, an Islamic enclave is being carved out of the heart of the City of Brotherly Love. And how generous have you been with your tax dollars? You just gave $1.6 billion for the privilege of turning over all this cash to the Islamic community. The person doing the carving is Kenny Gamble, the author of such hit songs as “Love Train” and “Me and Mrs. Jones.” So far Americans have shelled out $1.6 billion in federal grants, loans, and “charitable” gifts to create an alleged “Muslims-only” community. A convert to Islam, Gamble, now known as Luqman...
  • Amir Dokka Abu Usman: "Ramadan is the best time for Jihad!"

    08/26/2009 2:17:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 942+ views
    PRISONER OF JOY ^ | Posted by Prisoner Of Joy at 6:14 AM, Sunday August 23, 2009 | Posted by Prisoner of Joy
    Amir Dokka Abu Usman: ''Ramadan is the best time for Jihad!'' . In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Praise be to Allah, Who created us as Muslims and blessed us with Jihad, giving us a chance to earn Paradise. Peace and blessings be upon the Leader of all Mujahideen, Prophet Muhammad, his family, his companions and all those, who follow his path up to the Judgment Day. And then… Another month of Ramadan has come, the month of our Lord’s Mercy, of hope, repentance and righteous deeds. And the best deed for the Umma today is fighting...
  • Hillary!™ Sets Date Certain for US Defeat in Iraq

    02/06/2008 8:26:33 AM PST · by null and void · 76 replies · 37+ views
    Fox News channel | 6 Feb 08 | null and void
    I heard this with my own ears: The Hildabeast just said our troops in Iraq have until Jauary 20th 2009 and not one second longer. Am I the only one who caught that? The losers in the crowd went wild, and I'm certain every jihadist and jihadi wannabe is chilling the champagne in anticipation.
  • Transcript: Bin Laden accuses West (Zionist-Crusader-Hindu War, French Headscarves, etc.)

    04/23/2006 6:37:14 PM PDT · by Shermy · 42 replies · 1,374+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | April 24, 2006 | Osama B.L.
    The following is an edited translation of an audiotape attributed to al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, parts of which were aired by Aljazeera on April 23, 2006. (It is not known where or when the recording was made.) [S's note: edited, but much longer than other places released.) Praise be to Allah, Lord of the world, prayer and peace be upon our prophet Muhammad, his kin and all his companions. Peace, Allah's mercy and blessing be upon you, as I am directing this speech to all the Islamic Umma, to continue talking and urging them to support our prophet Muhammad,...
  • Thomas Klocek-Lecturer sacked for having an argument with students in the cafeteria about Israel?

    11/27/2005 1:52:24 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 30 replies · 1,190+ views
    Engage ^ | October 31, 2005 | Denis MacEoin
    Thomas Klocek was, until September 2004, a popular adjunct professor in the School of New Learning at DePaul University in Chicago. A private university linked to the Vincentians, DePaul may not be prestigious, but it is one of America's fastest-growing universities. Many readers will recognize it as the home of the notorious anti-Zionist, Norman Finkelstein. Klocek taught at DePaul for fourteen years until his dismissal on what I can only describe, not merely as the flimsiest, but as the most prejudicial of grounds. During a Student Activities Fair, a group of eight students representing Students for Justice in Palestine and...
  • From Tapes, a Chilling Voice of Islamic Radicalism in Europe

    11/17/2005 11:29:18 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 23 replies · 1,185+ views
    New York Times ^ | Published: November 18, 2005 | By ELAINE SCIOLINO
    MILAN - Playing an Internet video one evening last year, an Egyptian radical living in Milan reveled as the head of an American, Nicholas Berg, was sawed off by his Iraqi captors. Yahia Ragheh, foreground, and Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed being led into a Milan court last month, charged with ties to a terror network. "Go to hell, enemy of God!" shouted the man, Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed, as Mr. Berg's screams were broadcast. "Kill him! Kill him! Yes, like that! Cut his throat properly. Cut his head off! If I had been there, I would have burned him to...
  • Gun found in bag of Iraqi woman, plane flies safely

    11/16/2005 4:05:35 AM PST · by Dog · 44 replies · 4,787+ views
    Kuna ^ | Nov 15 2005
    DAMASCUS, Nov 15 (KUNA) -- A Gulf Air passenger plane took off to Manama safely from Damascus International Airport on Tuesday after the flight was delayed due to location of a gun in a bag, a Bahraini diplomatic source said. The source told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the flight was delayed after the Syrian authorities detained seven Iraqi women who tried to board the plane with a gun concealed in one of their bags.Preliminary interrogations revealed that a man, who did not show up at the air facility, was expected to accompany them on the flight. The women and...
  • Will London burn too?

    11/10/2005 7:26:57 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 19 replies · 1,546+ views
    The Spectator ^ | Issue: 12 November 2005 | Patrick Sookhdeo
    Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality, has warned recently of ‘sleepwalking our way to segregation’. Although he was not speaking principally about Muslims, they have become perhaps the most dominant group in British society. Divided along ethnic and sectarian lines, Muslims are nevertheless united by their creed, their law and the powerful concept of the umma, the totality of Muslims worldwide. The process of migrating and establishing a Muslim community in a non-Muslim context has an important place in Islamic theology. The word hijra is used to describe such a migration, in particular the migration of Mohammed...
  • The crescent of fear

    11/10/2005 7:31:45 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 18 replies · 1,435+ views
    Spectator ^ | Issue: 12 November 2005 | Rod Liddle
    As France burned, the mullahs arrived on the scene, shook their heads sadly and immediately issued a fatwa. However, for the many Frenchmen who may have shuddered inwardly when they heard the term so invoked, this was a good fatwa, a nice fatwa, a fatwa to be proud of. The mullahs swung by and ordained that Allah would be extremely cross if Muslims torched any more cars, shot any more policemen, lobbed any more petrol bombs or murdered any more elderly white people. Allah wanted Muslims instead to stay at home, potter about the house, maybe watch a little TV....
  • The Season of Jihad

    11/10/2005 6:12:06 AM PST · by RepublicNewbie · 22 replies · 3,324+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 11\10\05 | Sher Zieve
    The worldwide Islamic jihad has begun. The riots in France are not isolated incidents of "disenfranchised Muslim youths". They are being organized and coordinated by adults. Shortly after the rioting began, French police discovered at least one warehouse facility that contained bomb making ingredients, Molotov cocktails, black masks to hide behind, motorcycles and cell phones. This "insurgency", or more appropriately-terrorism-was planned. The Islamic mayhem in France and Denmark, and now the beginnings of the same chaos in Germany and Belgium, are neither unexpected nor are they coincidences.
  • 4th London bomber arrested in Rome

    07/29/2005 9:20:41 AM PDT · by Alex Marko · 192 replies · 7,922+ views
    SKY News is reporting that Scotland Yard has arrested the 4th bomber(Bus bomber) in Rome.
  • Mohammed was a Thug & Fraud - (must read! - one of the best, short, accurate biographies EVER!)

    07/25/2005 8:07:19 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 128 replies · 11,281+ views
    ALAN BURKHART.COM ^ | JULY 25, 2005 | ALAN BURKHART
    I recently set out to learn more about Islam. I had no agenda at the time except to broaden my knowledge on the subject. What I have learned sickened me. I had previously been accepting of the notion that Islam was a peaceful religion and that the Muslim terrorists who inflict so much pain and death around the world represented a fringe element outside of mainstream Islam. I was wrong. The Islamic deity, Allah, is a false god. While the term "Allah" does indeed carry the same meaning as "God," Mohammed's Allah is nothing more than a construct of a...
  • London Explosions - A message from Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain to the Muslim community

    07/08/2005 11:15:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 41 replies · 2,932+ views
    London Explosions - A message from Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain to the Muslim community “And surely, We shall try you till We test those who strive hard (for the Cause of Allah) and the patient ones, and We shall test your facts (i.e. the one who is a liar, and the one who is truthful).” [TMQ Muhammad:31] Dear brothers and sisters. Today several bomb explosions created havoc through London - although information about the events is still coming in, it is clear that many have died and have been injured. It is also clear that the world’s leaders congregating at the...
  • Former DePaul instructor files defamation lawsuit against school (Thomas Klocek)

    06/14/2005 8:34:36 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 13 replies · 573+ views
    AP via CBS 2 Chicago ^ | June 14, 2005 | NICOLE ZIEGLER DIZON
    CHICAGO (AP) A former DePaul University instructor filed a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against the school, claiming officials maligned him publicly after he got in a heated argument with pro-Palestinian students at a campus activities fair. Thomas Klocek, a 14-year part-time professor, has not worked at DePaul since the Sept. 15 incident involving students from two groups, Students for Justice in Palestine and United Muslims Moving Ahead. Both Klocek and the students agree that a loud argument began after the instructor picked up a pro-Palestinian flier from one of the groups. The students complained to school authorities that Klocek identified himself...
  • Teacher shot during lunch break (Just Another Lovely Day in The Islamic Umma)

    05/31/2005 3:21:11 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 9 replies · 411+ views
    News24.com ^ | 31 May 2005 | News24.com
    Bangkok - A teacher has been shot dead by suspected Islamic separatists in the restive Thailand south as he was taking a lunch break, said police on Tuesday. Somchai Chantasuwan, 53, a Buddhist teacher at Thanam school in Panare district, Pattani province, was shot once in the head by unidentified gunmen on Monday. He was taken to hospital, but died a short time later. Police said the killing was "part of the unrest in three southern provinces". More than 680 people had been killed in Thailand's deep south since January 2004 when an attack on a military base triggered a...
  • Three Questions for Thomas Klocek, the former DePaul University professor

    05/25/2005 6:46:09 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 30 replies · 1,461+ views
    Crux Magazine ^ | May 25, 2005 | Bobby Maddex
    So what happened? On September 15, 2004, I attended a student activities fair at the Loop Campus of DePaul University. I noticed a group there called Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and I saw they had some literature. On the front of one of the brochures was a picture of Rachel Corey, the American who had been accidentally killed by an Israeli bulldozer. The literature, however, had her murdered by the Israelis; it also included many other incendiary and anti-Israeli remarks. As I was reading the pamphlet, I asked the students, “Did you know that in addition to the...
  • DePaul Professor Suspended Without a Hearing (Klocek Update, DePaul Prez supports V-Monologues)

    05/19/2005 5:48:03 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 9 replies · 620+ views
    FIRE: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education ^ | May 18, 2005 | FIRE Press Release
    CHICAGO, May 18, 2005—DePaul University administrators have suspended Professor Thomas Klocek without a hearing after he engaged in an out-of-class argument with pro-Palestinian students at a student activities fair. When the students complained to administrators, Klocek was denied the rights that DePaul guarantees to professors accused of wrongdoing and immediately suspended. Statements from DePaul administrators indicate that Klocek was disciplined because of his harsh criticism of the students’ viewpoint, despite DePaul’s stated commitments to free speech and academic freedom. “DePaul has unquestionably violated Professor Klocek’s due process rights, and the university did so because his statements were allegedly offensive,” commented...
  • Squashing Speech at DePaul: New McCarthyism Wrecks Career Of Professor

    03/19/2005 5:43:53 AM PST · by JesseHousman · 29 replies · 1,375+ views
    Naples Daily News ^ | 3/18/2005 | Jay Ambrose
    Back in September of last year, Thomas Klocek did what you'd think is perfectly OK for a professor to do — mandatory, even, for one who is intellectually honest and believes it his mission to challenge students to think clearly and know what they are talking about. It may have wrecked his life, however, when he stopped at a table at a student-activities fair to debate for maybe 20 minutes with students maintaining that Israel was murderous in its treatment of Palestinians. He argued back. Israel, he said, tries to avoid civilian casualties in warring against terrorists, but Palestinian suicide-bombers...
  • GAG ORDER: Is DePaul University silencing a professor for his pro-Israel views?

    03/18/2005 8:52:50 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 33 replies · 1,938+ views
    Chicago Jewish News ^ | March 18, 2005 | Pauline Dubkin Yearwood
    A part-time adjunct professor at DePaul University has been suspended over an argument he had last September with Muslim and Palestinian students concerning the Middle East situation and Israel's role in it. The case has raised troubling questions both on campus-where many students and professors were not aware of it until several months after the fact-and off. Did 58-year-old Professor Thomas Klocek "verbally attack" the students for their "religious beliefs and ethnicity," "demean their ideas," "dishonor their perspective" and "press erroneous assertions," as the school has charged? Or is it a case of "political correctness run amuck" at the nation's...
  • Professor protests suspension (Adjunct DePaul Univ. prof. made anti-Muslim statements--Free Speech?)

    03/05/2005 4:33:16 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 9 replies · 810+ views
    DePaulia ^ | March 4, 2005 | Kelsey Snell
    Adjunct professor Thomas Klocek of the School of New Learning staged a press conference Tuesday, March 1 to protest his suspension from his teaching position. The suspension stemmed from an incident last academic quarter involving two cultural student groups. According to those present, Klocek was involved in heated arguments in which school officials later said was "threatening and disrespectful to students." In a formal letter to the board of trustees sent out by his attorney, Klocek listed several demands from DePaul: “A public apology by the President to be published in the DePaulia stating that DePaul violated its own policies...
  • The Mullahs' Killing Fields

    12/14/2004 5:14:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 28 replies · 1,404+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | December 14, 2004 | Donna M. Hughes
    The Mullahs' Killing Fields By Donna M. Hughes FrontPageMagazine.com | December 14, 2004A former political prisoner and the daughter of two slain parents vowed to make sure the voices of Iranians who have suffered under the Islamic fundamentalist regime heard. The two women said they stand by other activists who continue to be arrested, tortured, and executed in Iran for supporting freedom and democracy. On the occasion of International Human Rights Day (Friday, December 10), the torture and execution of political prisoners in Iran was the focus of a briefing in New York hosted by the non-governmental organization Women’s...
  • Islamic Radicals Caught Molesting Children

    12/14/2004 7:44:08 AM PST · by pabianice · 22 replies · 1,816+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 12/14/04 | Dunnigan
    PAKISTAN has tried, without much success, to crack down on the madrasses, religious schools, which are often subsidized by Islamic conservatives from Saudi Arabia. Now a weakness has been found; child abuse. Many of the madrassa students are children under 14, and its common knowledge that some of the clerics and teachers running the madrasses will sexually molest their students. In the past, not much attention was paid to this, because it was so shameful. In the province of Punjab (the largest in Pakistan), there have been 500 complaints about such abuse in the last six months. The government decided...
  • PAPUA (muslims): PRIEST KILLED, 22 CHURCHES CLOSE (50,000 run to the mountains)

    11/29/2004 10:31:03 PM PST · by miltonim · 24 replies · 1,776+ views
    Assist News ^ | November 25, 2004 | Elizabeth Kendal
    AUSTRALIA (ANS) -- There are fears that Kopassus, the Indonesian Special Forces, are fomenting unrest in Papua that would then appear to justify a massacre of the indigenous Papuans. Papuan human rights activist John Rumbiak says that Papua is a 'time bomb waiting to go off'. He says there are now more than a million Indonesians (nearly all Javanese Muslims) in Papua, closing the demographic gap on the 1.5 million largely Christian national Papuans. Rumbiak also said that 25,000 Indonesian troops had entered Papua since 2000. Furthermore, peace is threatened by the Laskar Jihad and the militias set up by...
  • Dutch Shocked by Public Death Wish from Muslim

    11/24/2004 6:56:47 AM PST · by trashcanbred · 25 replies · 1,100+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 24, 2004
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch leaders on Wednesday condemned comments by a Muslim teacher who said he hoped for the death of a popular politician, further stoking religious tension prompted by the murder of a filmmaker critical of Islam. Abdul-Jabbar van de Ven, a Dutch convert to Islam, told a Dutch television chat show on Tuesday he hoped anti-immigration populist Geert Wilders would soon die, although he did not want him to be killed by a Muslim. Interior Minister Johan Remkes said he was horrified by the remarks and said the Justice Ministry would look into the matter. "It is too...
  • MUSLIM POLL: Will the US Fallujah offensive increase violence and chaos in Iraq? [FReep it!!!]

    11/16/2004 12:12:00 PM PST · by ppaul · 39 replies · 1,844+ views
    MuslimWakeUp! ^ | 11/13/04 | staff
    FREEP THIS POLL!!! The US Fallujah offensive will: [ ] smooth the road for democracy in Iraq [ ] increase violence and chaos in Iraq LINK TO POLL: www.muslimwakeup.com
  • The Seamless War on Terrorists - Defeating Saddam wounds the terrorist beast

    10/01/2003 1:01:07 AM PDT · by kattracks · 7 replies · 217+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 10/01/03 | Michael Radu
    Now that the Democratic primary season is upon us, we being inundated with non-sequitors on the issue of terrorism -- and not just from the candidates. Senator Ted Kennedy contends that the war on Saddam Hussein was cooked up in Crawford, Texas. Many of his party colleagues claim that they were taken for a ride when they voted to authorize the war, because some malevolent Texas Svengali had duped them into believing that Saddam and Bin Laden were connected. (And a handful of these now hope to bring their perceptive insight into the Oval Office.) Others who should have known better and who are...