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  • More inter-Muslim violence in Serbia (Wahhabi Attacks)

    11/05/2006 7:54:57 AM PST · by kronos77 · 6 replies · 468+ views
    November 5, 2006 -- At least two people have been shot and one held in custody on charges of attempting to commit a murder, after the shooter was attacked by members of the Wahabi sect in a southwestern Serbian town of Novi Pazar. Izet Fijuljanin, 37, was attacked by three members of a Wahabi Islamic sect, certain Gicic and two members of Smajilovic family who begun pounding with sticks on Fijuljanin's car that was parked in front of the Arab Mosque in the city's center. Fijuljanin then shot several times in the direction of the attackers. Witnesses say that the...
  • Understanding the Origins of Wahhabism and Salafism

    10/10/2006 12:06:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1,346+ views
    The Jamestown Foundation ^ | July 15, 2005 | Trevor Stanley
    NVM: Modules     Volume 3, Issue 14 (July 15, 2005) | Download PDF Version Understanding the Origins of Wahhabism and Salafism By Trevor Stanley The phenomenon of Islamic terrorism cannot be adequately explained as the export of Saudi Wahhabism, as many commentators claim. In fact, the ideological heritage of groups such as al-Qaeda is Salafism, a movement that began in Egypt and was imported into Saudi society during the reign of King Faisal. The official ‘Wahhabi’ religion of Saudi Arabia has essentially merged with certain segments of Salafism. There is now intense competition between groups and individual scholars...
  • Are We Any Safer?

    10/05/2006 3:56:00 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 7 replies · 592+ views
    U.S. Navaql Institute Proceedings ^ | September 2006 | John Lehman
    Products Site Content Five Years Later: Are We Any Safer? John Lehman Proceedings, September 2006 Discuss in the eForum. Timeline: Major Islamic Extremist Attacks A former secretary of the Navy and member of the 9/11 Commission identifies the real enemy in the current war and assesses progress. GREG E. MATHIESON According to the author (left)-here, with fellow 9/11 commissioner, Washington attorney Richard Ben-Veniste (right)-the commission's report on the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks and its recommendations for what the United States should do to prevent such attacks from happening again have been largely ignored. Are we winning the war? The...
  • Wahhabi Colonialism

    09/25/2006 4:38:43 AM PDT · by Valin · 3 replies · 436+ views ^ | 9/24/06 | Melik Kaylan
    Pope Benedict XVI recently cited a Byzantine-era critique of Islam, and the usual hubbub of outrage ensued. Various self-appointed and official Islamic spokesmen (they're always men), including the head of Turkey's religious affairs directorate (why does Turkey have one?), responded sharply in the name of their faith. One might argue that a confident, evolved religion welcomes all kinds of open debate. Or one might in tone gravely that the West continues to mishandle its relations with the umma -- the sphere of active Muslim believers -- with the implied assumption that there is such a unified entity of tens of...
  • “The Wahhabi Invasion of America”

    09/12/2006 1:50:51 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 46 replies · 2,016+ views
    “The Wahhabi Invasion of America” Reza F. Safa, author of Inside Islam, estimates that since 1973, the Saudi government has spent an unbelievable $87B to promote Wahhabism in the United States, Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe. According to official Saudi information, Saudi funds have been used to build and maintain over 1,500 mosques, 202 colleges, 210 Islamic Centers wholly or partly financed by Saudi Arabia, and almost 2,000 schools for educating Muslim children in non-Islamic countries in Europe, North and South America, Australia and Asia. The Kingdom has fully or partially financed Islamic Centers in Los Angeles; San Francisco; Fresno;...
  • Saudi sympathy for al-Qaeda still runs strong

    09/05/2006 7:01:08 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 8 replies · 319+ views
    Mail & Guardian Online ^ | 9/5/2006 | Andrew Hammond
    Two jailbreaks and a series of arrests in recent months suggest that sympathy for al-Qaeda militants in Saudi Arabia still runs strong despite a government crackdown, analysts said this week. The authorities in the world's biggest oil exporter say they have seized nearly 80 al-Qaeda members or sympathisers from around the country over the last three months. Four of them are among six men who escaped from a detention centre in Riyadh in June. The authorities also said that prisoners who escaped a higher level prison earlier this year could also be linked to al Qaeda. Saudi commentators say there...
  • The "Islamophobes" That Aren't-Wahhabi lobby's targets anyone opposed to Islamist terrorism.

    04/28/2005 5:40:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 52 replies · 4,484+ views
    Tech Central Station | Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 28, 2005 | Stephen Schwartz
    The Wahhabi lobby's "profiling" targets anyone opposed to Islamist terrorism. The "Islamophobes" That Aren't By Stephen SchwartzTech Central Station | April 28, 2005A continuous propaganda of grievance emanates from the Wahhabi lobby in America - the range of organizations that make up the country's "Islamic" establishment. Backed by Saudi Arabia and its state cult, which is the most extreme form of the religion of Muhammad, as well as by the Muslim Brotherhood (based in Egypt), and the jihadist Jama'ati movement in Pakistan, these groups have benign names: the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR),...
  • Interpol alert after Qaeda men flee Saudi jail (Sauds up to no good again)

    07/12/2006 2:33:28 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 10 replies · 556+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12 July 06 | Unknown
    Interpol issued a worldwide alert yesterday over the escape of seven “suspected Al Qaeda-linked terrorists” from a Saudi prison and voiced concern that it had only learned of the jailbreak from the press. The world police organisation said it was the second time in six months that it had found out from the media about a major prison escape, following the flight of 13 convicted militants and 10 other inmates in Yemen in February.
  • The Saudi Fifth Column On Our Nation's Campuses

    06/19/2006 7:47:59 AM PDT · by Mel Gibson · 12 replies · 584+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | April 5, 2004 | Lee Kaplan
    From Riyadh to Ramallah to the Ivy League, Saudi Arabia’s “Wahhabi Lobby” is funding the goals of radical Islam and undermining America’s War On Terror. The press has reported the Department of Justice’s closures of Saudi “charitable” fronts like the Muslim World League, the Al-Haramain Foundation, the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), and others that raised money for al-Qaeda, Hamas and Islamic Jihad.1 But the government has so far ignored an even larger network of Saudi front groups working to establish the party line on our nation’s campuses. This network is embedded deep within our system of higher education, including...
  • YMCA warned to vacate Hamas town (ROP Alert)

    04/20/2006 10:26:33 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 6 replies · 581+ views ^ | April 21, 2006 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM -- The leadership of a West Bank Palestinian city now controlled by Hamas has warned a local Young Men's Christian Association to close its offices and leave town or face likely Muslim violence, WorldNetDaily has learned. The move highlighted long-standing fears Hamas would use its win in last January's Palestinian parliamentary elections to impose an anti-Christian, anti-Jewish hard-line Islamist regime in the West Bank and Gaza.
  • America's Elites and Saudi Money (important read)

    04/20/2006 8:22:03 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 26 replies · 867+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 4/20/2006 | Lee Kaplan
    On March 29th, 2006 the drive-by media failed to report the scuttling of a new bill in the House of Representatives. H.R. bill 609 would have amended the Higher Education Act of 1965 and required America’s colleges and universities to report any donations received from Saudi Arabia as part of the Title VI international education bill. The new bill, dubbed the Burton Amendment to the College Access and Opportunity Act, was put before one chamber of Congress by Congressman Dan Burton® of Indiana, and would have required US colleges and universities to report such donations through the Integrated Postsecondary Education...
  • An Email I wanted to share with you - "Why we are in IRAQ"

    04/16/2006 1:40:56 PM PDT · by EndWelfareToday · 12 replies · 1,165+ views
    The Klose Report | Monday, April 17, 2006 1:40 AM | Raymond S. Kraft
    Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 1:40 AM  Subject: Special Klose Report - why we are in IRAQ. Some people need to be reminded over and over about some things.  If you don't have to time to read this long article now, pigeon hole it  and  read it when you have more time.  It's very interesting...........   John Francis sends... Why we are in IRAQ. Subject: An Important History LessonHere is a post from Raymond S. Kraft, a California lawyer, that sheds light on the Big Picture! Sixty-three years ago, Nazi Germany had overrun almost all of Europe and hammered England...
  • Saudi Arabia arrests Eastern-rite Catholic priest for celebrating Mass

    04/05/2006 8:09:31 PM PDT · by pravknight · 28 replies · 1,003+ views
    Oriental Orthodox Yahoo! Listserv
    20 minutes ago Fr. George Joshua of Malankara Catholic Church, (native of Ramapuram, near Kayamkulam, Alleppy Dist, Kerala, India) along with four altar boys, were apprehend by the religious police of Saudi Arabia during the celebration of Holy Eucharistic Service. Fr. George was visiting Saudi Arabia for the Holy week service. PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION FOR PRAYER SUPPORT AND POLITICAL AND DIPLOMATIC PRESSURE FOR THE RELEASE OF THE PRIEST AND ALTAR BOYS.
  • With Friends Like This...(Let’s talk about the UAE)

    02/24/2006 4:45:51 PM PST · by Frank T · 47 replies · 918+ views
    The National Review ^ | February 24, 2006 | Alex Alexiev
    Proponents of the Dubai Ports transaction make two main arguments that in their view prove conclusively that the deal is in the best interests of the United States: First, that guaranteeing our ports security means that they will remain in the hands of U.S. authorities and, second, that the UAE is a friendly country cooperating with the U.S. military in a variety of ways and thus contributing to the war on terror. What if, for the sake of argument, we agree that both of these assumptions are true, yet there are nonetheless compelling reasons to oppose the deal on national-security...
  • The Treatment of Infidels in Saudi Arabia — a Time to Apologise?

    02/20/2006 5:51:56 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 9 replies · 795+ views ^ | 2/20/2009 | Khaled Waleed
    This is how we treat the infidels in Saudi Arabia: We abuse the non-Muslims living and working in Saudi Arabia all the time, especially the Christians and the Jews. We call them grandsons of pigs and monkeys. We say this openly, everywhere, particularly in mosques. We do not respect any religions except Islam. This is the Saudi official policy: all religions other than Islam are false. Only Islam is the true religion. To accomplish this extremely bigoted notion, the Saudi state policy is to convert to Islam as many infidels as possible. So, proselytising for Islam is a major activity...
  • PRISON POISON (Radical Islam in NY prisons)

    01/10/2006 6:18:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 639+ views
    NYPOST.COM ^ | January 10, 2006 | STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
    EXTREMIST chaplains' domination and intimidation of Muslim believers incarcerated in New York prisons remains a major problem. Worse, the state Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is fighting to preserve this dangerous status quo. Last week's illegal-weapon charges against Warith Deen Umar, the former chief Muslim chaplain of the state prison system, were one sign. The raid this past weekend on his upstate home by NYPD counterterror cops was another. Born Wallace Gene Marks, Umar — now 61 — was once an adherent of Louis Farrakhan, with the alias Wallace 10X. He began his activities as a prison chaplain in 1975....
  • U.S.-based prof agrees with Iranian president (Religion of Peace/IslamoNazi Alerts)

    01/06/2006 8:07:01 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 21 replies · 801+ views ^ | January 6, 2006 |
    A U.S.-based Saudi professor and former U.N. fellow says he agrees with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that the Holocaust is a "myth" and says America eventually will collapse like the Soviet Union. Abdullah Muhammad Sindi, who has taught at four American schools, told Iran's Mehr News Agency Dec. 26, "I agree wholeheartedly with President Ahmadinejad."
  • How to Win in Iraq

    12/22/2005 7:17:14 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 9 replies · 609+ views
    U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings | December 2005 | LTCol Terence J. Daly, USAR (retired)
    How to Win In Iraq Lieutenant Colonel Terence J. Daly, U.S. Army Reserve (Retired) Proceedings, December 2005 Sidebar: Recommended Reading (and Viewing) on Counterinsurgency Discuss this article in the eForum. "The population's attitude in the middle stage of the war is dictated not so much by the relative popularity and merits of the opponents as by the more primitive concern for safety. Which side gives the best protection, which one threatens the most, which one is likely to win, these are the criteria governing the population's stand." --David Galula Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice U.S. ARMY (KATHY JO YOUNG) We...
  • TROUBLE IN THE HOLY LAND Child on TV: Jews are 'dogs, villains' (Religion of Peace Alert)

    12/22/2005 5:00:48 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 12 replies · 981+ views ^ | December 22, 2005 |
    Saudi television featured an interview with a young Palestinian girl who called Jews "villains" and "dogs" and said the Palestinians have no desire for peace with Israel. In the segment on Iqra TV aired Dec. 7, the young girl said that in 1948, "the Jews occupied our land, our country. They drove us out of our homes, and put us in tents. Then they would destroy our homes. They'd put our clothes out on the sand, and then demolish the homes. They would get them out, destroy their homes, demolish and bring them down." The excerpt, translated by the Middle...
  • New Security Realities and al-Qaeda’s Changing Tactics: An Interview with Saad al-Faqih

    12/18/2005 9:36:43 PM PST · by Wiz · 3 replies · 486+ views
    Jamestown Foundation ^ | 2005 Dec 15 | Mahan Abedin
    Dr. Saad al-Faqih heads the Saudi opposition group, Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia (MIRA), and is a widely acknowledged expert on al-Qaeda. Terrorism Monitor Editor Mahan Abedin conducted this interview December 12, 2005 in London. Mahan Abedin: What is the latest information on terrorism in Saudi Arabia? Saad al-Faqih: The latest general trend is that the jihadis have abandoned their previous tactics of targeting Westerners and the security forces. The jihadis are now focusing all their attention on the royal family. Two factors have driven this change. Firstly, the jihadis had previously avoided targeting the royals for fear of...
  • The Elephant in the Middle East Living Room--Watching Wahhabis

    12/14/2005 8:06:09 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 11 replies · 680+ views
    National Review ^ | December 14, 2005 | R. James Woolsey
    Early in November, hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee examined hate literature being distributed in American mosques. This material had been translated and published earlier this year by Freedom House's Center for Religious Freedom. (I was chairman of Freedom House at the time and wrote the book's foreword.) The hearings examined these Saudi publications in the context of assessing Chairman Arlen Specter's proposed Saudi Arabia Accountability Act. In addition to the material presented at the hearings, the underlying role of Saudi Arabia's state religion, generally referred to in the West as Wahhabism, deserves expanded attention for a variety of reasons....
  • A Mosque Grows in Boston

    12/13/2005 11:05:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 948+ views
    The Daily Standard ^ | 12/14/2005 | Dean Barnett
    . . . but not without multiple lawsuits. The strange story of the Islamic Society of Boston's new mosque.ON NOVEMBER 7, 2002, POLITICIANS AND OTHER LUMINARIES--including Boston Mayor Thomas P. Menino--gathered at the corner of Tremont Street and Malcolm X Boulevard in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood. They held shovels and awaited a photo op to celebrate the ground-breaking of a new mosque for the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB). It was a special occasion. The design for the $22 million mosque included a125-foot minaret as well as a 75-foot dome over the prayer hall. Al Jazeera joined the local Boston media...
  • Expert: Saudis have radicalized 80% of US mosques

    12/06/2005 6:15:52 PM PST · by Alouette · 39 replies · 948+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec. 7, 2005 | Haviv Rettig
    Mainstream US Muslim organizations are heavily influenced by Saudi-funded extremists, according to Yehudit Barsky, an expert on terrorism at the American Jewish Committee. Worse still, Barsky told The Jerusalem Post last week, these "extremist organizations continue to claim the mantle of leadership" over American Islam. The power of the extremist Wahhabi form of Islam in the United States was created with generous Saudi financing of American Muslim communities over the past few decades. Over 80 percent of the mosques in the United States "have been radicalized by Saudi money and influence," Barsky said. Before the 1970s, she explained, "Muslim immigrants...
  • Saudi jailed for discussing the Bible

    11/13/2005 11:26:51 PM PST · by Jean S · 25 replies · 1,187+ views
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) -- A court sentenced a teacher to 40 months in prison and 750 lashes for "mocking religion" after he discussed the Bible and praised Jews, a Saudi newspaper reported yesterday.     Al-Madina newspaper said secondary-school teacher Mohammad al-Harbi, who will be flogged in public, was taken to court by his colleagues and students.     He was charged with promoting a "dubious ideology, mocking religion, saying the Jews were right, discussing the Gospel and preventing students from leaving class to wash for prayer," the newspaper said.     Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, strictly upholds the austere Wahhabi school of...
  • US Dept of Education awards Blue Ribbon for Excellence... to Islamist School...

    11/02/2005 5:41:02 AM PST · by FR_addict · 25 replies · 914+ views
    MIM: The New Horizons School of Pasadena California has just been awarded a Blue Ribbon for Excellence from the United States Department of Education. Had the USDE done their own homework,(in the form of a cursory Google search) they would have seen that New Horizons is funded by the Wahhabist Islamic Society of North America whose goal is to turn the US into a United States of Allah. The first link on the Islamic School of Pasadena's website, to the Bureau for Islamic and Arabic Education in Los Angeles amply attests to their Islamist educational goals.The BIAE provides the textbooks...
  • Walker's World: Saudis Exposed

    10/21/2005 6:00:02 AM PDT · by StoneGiant · 4 replies · 702+ views ^ | 10/21/05 | Martin Walker
    Walker's World: Saudis Exposed Bradley gives the insights of a Saudi insider who knows and loves the country, and one who is also a Western journalist; he is someone who knows how the game is played on both sides, as very few Westerners do.  By Martin Walker Washington (UPI) Oct 21, 2005 It is not a widely known fact that more of the money deposited in Saudi bank accounts belongs to women than to men. Nor have many in the West heard of Kerantina, the sprawling slum in south Jeddah, the main Saudi port, where hard drugs, prostitutes, alcohol and...
  • Nalchik, Russia - New clashes erupt in Russian city

    10/18/2005 12:21:39 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 484+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 18, 2005
    Shooting has broken out in the southern Russian city of Nalchik, five days after 130 people were killed in clashes between security forces and rebels. Officials said they were in the middle of a fresh operation against militants, who are believed to have Chechen links. There were reports of gunshot in three districts of the city, including close to the morgue where the bodies of dozens of those killed are being held. Residents are being urged to stay in their homes. Parents are also being advised to collect their children from school. Russian media reports say police killed a...
  • Naltchik, Russia - Armed men invade school, shots fired

    10/12/2005 11:22:38 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 92 replies · 1,917+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | October 13, 2005
    ALARM - men armed in a school with Naltchik VLADIKAVKAZ (Russia) - armed men entered a school of Naltchik, the capital of the Russian Caucasian republic of Kabardino-Balkarie, and shootings were heard there, brought back a witness, questioned by telephone by AFP since the republic close to Ossétie of North.
  • wahhabi prison fellowship

    10/03/2005 10:53:36 AM PDT · by boo-boo kitty · 1 replies · 285+ views
    weekly standard ^ | sept. 26, 2005 | daveed gartenstein-ross
    "Wahhabi Prison Fellowship" (The teaching of jihad in American penitentiaries) BY DAVEED GARTENSTEIN-Ross IN AUGUST 31, four men were charged with participation in a terrorist plot hatched in a California prison. The six-count indictment describes a conspiracy to attack military and Jewish targets in the Los Angeles area, including mili­tary bases and recruitment centers, synagogues, the Israeli Consulate, and El Ai airline facilities. It also spodights a problem that has surfaced repeatedly since 9/11: that of jihadist indoctrina­tion in prisons and jails. The roots of this latest alleged con­spiracy reach back to 1997, when Kevin James, an inmate at California...
  • A Newer Kind of Nazi, but Nazi Nonetheless

    08/24/2005 1:19:40 PM PDT · by SamuraiScot · 21 replies · 1,147+ views ^ | Aug. 22, 2005 | Duncan Maxwell Anderson
    During Israel’s dramatic eviction of its settlers, it went almost unnoticed that on Aug. 15, armed men in Gaza kidnapped a soundman who worked for a French state television station. I’ll bet you’ve already assumed the kidnappers were Arab Muslims. Shame on you. And yes you’re right, they were. The week before, three foreign workers were kidnapped by members of Fatah, founded by the late Yasser Arafat. “Fatah” means “conquest by means of holy war.” No matter what our political views, we all agree on two things: 1) Israel and the West on the whole follow the norms of civilization;...
  • A Newer Kind of Nazi, but Nazi Nonetheless

    08/24/2005 1:12:45 PM PDT · by SamuraiScot · 2 replies · 289+ views ^ | Aug. 22, 2005 | Duncan Maxwell Anderson
    During Israel’s dramatic eviction of its settlers, it went almost unnoticed that on Aug. 15, armed men in Gaza kidnapped a soundman who worked for a French state television station. I’ll bet you’ve already assumed the kidnappers were Arab Muslims. Shame on you. And yes you’re right, they were. The week before, three foreign workers were kidnapped by members of Fatah, founded by the late Yasser Arafat. “Fatah” means “conquest by means of holy war.” No matter what our political views, we all agree on two things: 1) Israel and the West on the whole follow the norms of civilization;...
  • A Newer Kind of Nazi, but Nazi Nonetheless

    08/24/2005 10:20:57 AM PDT · by SamuraiScot · 13 replies · 4,759+ views ^ | Aug. 22, 2005 | Duncan Maxwell Anderson
    During Israel’s dramatic eviction of its settlers, it went almost unnoticed that on Aug. 15, armed men in Gaza kidnapped a soundman who worked for a French state television station. I’ll bet you’ve already assumed the kidnappers were Arab Muslims. Shame on you. And yes you’re right, they were. The week before, three foreign workers were kidnapped by members of Fatah, founded by the late Yasser Arafat. “Fatah” means “conquest by means of holy war.” No matter what our political views, we all agree on two things: 1) Israel and the West on the whole follow the norms of civilization;...
  • London: The Pakistani Connection - (If Saudi Arabia is the "USSR," Pakistan is "East Germany!")

    07/13/2005 3:34:26 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 524+ views
    IN THE FIRST FEW DAYS after the horror in London on July 7, media in Britain and abroad focused considerable attention on "Londonistan"--the local zoo of Islamist agitators, almost entirely Arab, who have made headlines for years with their extremist preaching. Analytical lines, many of them useful, were drawn to al Qaeda and Iraq, but almost nobody looked at domestic Muslim extremism in the United Kingdom. Close observers of the British Islamic community, however, few of whom seem to have been consulted by reporters or the government, had been discussing for months a dramatic increase in radical agitation by Pakistani...
  • Saudi woman takes the wheel

    07/12/2005 11:22:19 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 81 replies · 2,091+ views
    BBC News ^ | Tuesday, 12 July, 2005
    A Saudi woman has defied the country's ban on female drivers to save her husband after he collapsed at the wheel, a Saudi newspaper has reported. The couple were driving from the city of Dammam to Riyadh when the man suffered breathing problems and passed out, the al-Watan newspaper said. His wife grabbed the wheel and drove 15km (10 miles) to a petrol station where he was treated and recovered. The man had reportedly taught his wife to drive during trips to the desert. The kingdom imposes severe restrictions on women, including barring them from voting or going out in...
  • The Saudi Mega-Plot

    06/09/2005 4:34:30 PM PDT · by dervish · 10 replies · 501+ views
    NY Sun ^ | June 9, 2005 | NIBRAS KAZIMI
    Is there or isn't there a Saudi megaplot to thwart democracy in the Middle East and spread fundamentalism in its place? Is Lebanon the staging ground for a fundamentalist Sunni restoration in Syria to be orchestrated by the Saudis? 'snip' A few weeks ago in downtown Beirut, and a short distance from Hariri's grave, the espresso-sippers at trendy cafes got the privilege of first-row seating to the spectacle of fellow Lebanese demonstrating for an Islamic state and the imposition of Islamic law. They were Sunnis from the furthermost northern region of Lebanon around Akkar that hugs the Syrian border. Some...
  • Coverage of Islam : How the press misleads the public about agression in Islam

    06/02/2005 9:26:40 PM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 2 replies · 380+ views ^ | June 2, 2005 | Marvin Olasky
    Coverage of Islam : How the press misleads the public about agression in Islam June 2, 2005 MIM: How the press dangerously misleads the public about the true nature of Islam. Coverage of Islamby Marvin Olasky newspapers and magazines offered crash courses in the basics of Islam following the destruction of the World Trade Center towers, and WORLD went deeper in a special issue the month after 9/11. Sadly, newspaper presentation of the basics was generally done in the context of stories that advocated the positive, toleration, without coming to grips with the negative, the existence for centuries of a...
  • Islam’s Wahhabi Mutation

    05/25/2005 10:16:30 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 27 replies · 2,194+ views
    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | May 22, 2005 | Holly Lebowitz [Rossi Religion News Service]
    The words are chilling, especially to non-Muslim ears. "(We) will pursue this evil force to its own lands, invade its Western heartland and struggle to overcome it until all the world shouts by the name of the Prophet, and the teachings of Islam spread throughout the world." This missive, found in a Houston mosque, was identified by the Washington-based human rights organization Freedom House as an example of Wahhabism, a fundamentalist Muslim philosophy that is the state religion of Saudi Arabia. Outside that country, Wahhabism is often regarded as an extremist interpretation of Islam that calls for the violent defeat...
  • Dissing the Koran

    05/22/2005 3:08:55 PM PDT · by Valin · 50 replies · 1,043+ views
    While Islamist fanatics and ignorant Westerners sow panic over the alleged desecration of a Koran at Guantanamo Bay, no one mentions a startling fact: When it comes to destruction of the Koran, there's no question who the world champion is--the government of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi state religion is the primitive and austere Wahhabi version of Islam, which defines many traditional Islamic practices as idolatrous. Notably, the state bans the importation of Korans published elsewhere. When foreign pilgrims arrive at the Saudi border by the millions for the annual journey to Mecca, what happens to the non-Saudi Korans they are...
  • The algorithm of islamist takeovers

    05/21/2005 4:10:17 PM PDT · by voletti · 18 replies · 899+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | 21 may 2005 | Anil Nair
    MALAPPURAM’S peculiar demography provides perfect cover for groups that seek it. It is one of only two Muslim-majority districts in India, outside Jammu and Kashmir (the other being Murshidabad in West Bengal). Since the early 1990s, fundamentalists appear to have had a concerted plan to win over the community. Kerala Nadvathul Mujahedeen’s leader Ahmed Kutty paints a grim picture: ‘‘The method of the extremists to take control of a mosque is always the same. It begins with a small cell of adepts praying with the others and trying to rally them. If there is not much headway, relentless arguing and...
  • Saudi official denies the presence of thousands of Saudi fighters in Iraq

    05/19/2005 12:41:50 AM PDT · by Wiz · 15 replies · 621+ views
    Kuwait News Agency ^ | 2005 May 18
    RIYADH, May 18 (KUNA) -- Security spokesman in the Saudi Ministry of Interior Major General Mansour Al-Turki denied the presence of thousands of Saudi fighters in Iraq. Al-Riyadh daily cited Wednesday Al-Turki denying recent media reports which claim that the majority of fighters in Iraq are Saudis and that their numbers reach around 2500.
  • Wahhabism -- the Syphilis of Islam

    05/02/2005 5:19:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies · 980+ views ^ | May 2, 2005 | Stephen Schwartz
    The conviction of Ali al-Timimi crystallizes a disease and the medicine needed to cure it. Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina - These thoughts emerge from a location I consider among the highest intellectual points of contemporary Islam: from within the walls of the Gazi Husrevbeg Medresa in Sarajevo. It is therefore a message from inside the Islamic umma, or world community, to the umma, and above all to American Muslims. I have written and spoken in the past of Wahhabism, the Saudi state cult, as a cancer within Islam. I have lately perceived a better parallel. Stalinism was once called “the syphilis of...
  • A Shifting Focus on Terrorism [Condi outperforming Powell!]

    04/24/2005 4:36:43 AM PDT · by aculeus · 12 replies · 984+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2005 | Jim Hoagland
    A new look for President Bush's global war on terrorism sits atop Condoleezza Rice's early to-do list at the State Department. Expect fairly soon some useful new handles on the problem and a more coherent overall strategy to guide the struggle that the bureaucracy abbreviates as GWOT.
  • Made-up massacre, 'Jenin Massacre' still exists only in the minds of the uninformed

    04/18/2005 7:45:10 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 17 replies · 1,620+ views
    DC Examiner ^ | April 17, 2005 | Joel Mowbray
    Facts are stubborn things - except when you create your own. When I was asked about the "Jenin Massacre" by a Muslim student during an event at Norfolk's Old Dominion this week, it became clear we were coming from two very different perspectives: reality vs. mythology. There was no "Jenin Massacre." Period. The only "massacre" that took place at Jenin was that of the truth. Palestinians, long masters of media manipulation, went by the hundreds to foreign media - whom Israel kept outside of the armed conflict - to claim that over 500 innocents had been slaughtered. The man at...
  • Americans' Tax Dollars Fund the Wahhabi Lobby

    03/16/2005 7:29:06 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 9 replies · 945+ views
    Americans' Tax Dollars Fund the Wahhabi Lobby March 15, 2005 Americans' Tax Dollars Fund the Wahhabi Lobby In a startling article today, "Federal Money Goes to Controversial Muslim Group," Sherrie Gossett reveals for Accuracy in Media that the Bush administration has sent $50,000 to the Islamic Society of North America, a leading organization in the Wahhabi lobby's American division. Mohamed El-sanousi, director of community outreach and communications for ISNA, told Gossett his organization received grants in 2003 and 2004 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services. The money did not...
  • Cleric Is Picked as Rebel Leader (New Target announced...the Hezbollah scenario)

    03/10/2005 9:05:45 PM PST · by jb6 · 19 replies · 445+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | Carl Schreck | Carl Schreck
    Little-known Chechen cleric Abdul-Khalim Sadulayev will take over as interim rebel leader after Aslan Maskhadov's death earlier this week, rebel envoy Akhmed Zakayev said Thursday. Analysts said, however, that the announcement was probably an attempt by radical warlord Shamil Basayev to buy time as he figures out his next move. The Federal Security Service announced Tuesday that Maskhadov had been killed that day in a bunker during an FSB sweep in Tolstoy-Yurt, a village near Grozny. Zakayev, who served as Maskhadov's representative and lives in exile in London, called on all rebels to line up behind Sadulayev, a Wahhabi born...
  • Schumer questions Saudi link to school (the Islamic Saudi Academy in Virginia, "Jihad High")

    02/25/2005 6:57:55 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 12 replies · 688+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | February 24, 2005 | DOUGLAS TURNER
    WASHINGTON - The federal indictment of a graduate of a Saudi-backed Islamic school in suburban Virginia for plotting to kill President Bush is the latest example of the school's links to troubling activity, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., charged on Wednesday. Schumer said he is asking Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, to explain where the school receives all of its funding, and whether the school may be "a breeding ground for anti-American sentiment - and, possibly even terrorist activities." It has been widely reported the school receives substantial funding from the Saudi kingdom. Schumer...
  • Saudi assassination plot

    02/24/2005 6:34:19 AM PST · by Stephen Schwartz · 58 replies · 1,248+ views
    The New York Post ^ | February 24, 2005 | Stephen Schwartz
    SAUDI 'SOLDIER' BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ IN Alexandria, Va., on Tuesday, a 23-year-old Northern Virginia man of Saudi Arabian background named Ahmed Omar Abu Ali was charged with conspiring to assassinate President Bush. Abu Ali and his accomplices are accused of plotting to kill the president by gunfire or a car bomb. The indictment also spells out such criminal activities as assisting and receiving support from Osama bin Laden's band of murderers. Abu Ali was extradited to Virginia after many months in a Saudi jail. What's most remarkable about this case is the degree to which this would-be assassin is a...
  • Watchdog group assails mosque's Saudi books

    02/17/2005 6:12:31 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 17 replies · 443+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 17, 2005 | Manya A. Brachear
    Concerned about Saudi Arabian influence on American religious life, a Washington-based international watchdog group visited 15 American mosques to check for Saudi-published tracts, magazines and books. The researchers found the literature in all 15 mosques, including the Muslim Community Center on the North Side. In all, they documented more than 200 pieces of literature promoting Wahhabism, a puritanical Muslim movement that dominates Saudi Arabia, denounces democracy and criticizes other faiths, including moderate forms of Islam. The Freedom House Center for Religious Freedom conducted the study to examine one way by which the Saudi kingdom promulgates its unique brand of religious...
  • Don't dare say hello to your `infidel' neighbor

    02/16/2005 4:41:40 PM PST · by GeekDejure · 71 replies · 4,260+ views
    HAARETZ INTERNATIONAL ^ | February 16, 2005 | Nathan Guttman
    WASHINGTON - When a believing Muslim is summoned to the United States due to life's circumstances, Saudi Arabian authorities disseminate through a network of major American mosques, like other religious directives, clear ways as to how one should act in his new surroundings. Take, for example, a document signed by the cultural attache at the Saudi embassy in Washington that instructs Muslims arriving in the United States not to initiate a greeting when meeting Christians or Jews, and never to convey good wishes marking a Christian or Jewish holiday. In general, the attache recommends that the Muslim believer avoid friendships...
  • How Egypt Molded Modern Radical Islam

    02/16/2005 7:39:22 AM PST · by Valin · 16 replies · 936+ views
    The basic ideology of political Islam - which was adopted later by all radical groups - finds its origin within Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. During the 1940s the Muslim Brotherhood turned into a powerful extra-political force, leading a campaign of violence and assassinations that eventually brought about the Free Officers revolution in 1952, thus ending the sole liberal experience in Egypt's history. Later it also turned against Nasser and tried to kill him in 1954 but failed. Nasser declared the organization illegal and arrested 60,000 people, condemning its leaders to death. President Sadat released the members of the Muslim Brotherhood in...