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  • Worst Anti-Muslim Hate Crime in America was Committed by Muslim

    11/12/2012 5:05:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 11, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Worst Anti-Muslim Hate Crime in America was Committed by MuslimPosted By Daniel Greenfield On November 11, 2012 @ 5:30 pm In The Point | 18 Comments When Shaima Alawadi was found beaten to death in her own dining room with a tire iron, CAIR and countless Muslim organizations rejoiced, and not just for the usual reason that Muslims rejoice when a woman is murdered, but because they had their own living dead proof that Islamophobia was the biggest problem in America since German Measles.A note lying on the floor read, “Go back to...
  • The Rise in Anti-Muslim Hate Crime

    11/25/2011 9:27:55 AM PST · by presidio9 · 31 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov 22 2011 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    Over the Goldblog transom came an e-mail from CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, about anti-Muslim hate crimes in the U.S. The e-mail contained a link to an alarming Huffington Post story by Mark Potok headlined "FBI Reports Dramatic Spike in Anti-Muslim Hate Violence." Potok is the director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project. Here is some of what the story reported: Anti-Muslim hate crimes soared by an astounding 50% last year, skyrocketing over 2009 levels in a year marked by the vicious rhetoric of Islam-bashing politicians and activists, especially over the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque" in New...
  • Muslims Up In Arms In Foley Square (Rally against NYPD, FBI, CIA)

    11/18/2011 6:51:03 PM PST · by OddLane · 83 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | November 18, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    Earlier today I took it upon myself to journey to Foley Square in Manhattan, where an anti-NYPD, anti-intelligence agency gathering sponsored by CAIR, Al-Awda, and Desis Rising Up & Moving, among other Islamic activist organizations, was taking place. For a full recap of what occurred I suggest you check out my Twitter account, which I used to live-tweet the event as it was occurring. However, for now I’ll just lay out my impression of the gathering and thoughts about its message, then let the photographs speak for themselves. The question of whether American citizens should be surveilled, watched, and interrogated...
  • Muslims to NYPD: 'Respect us, we will respect you'

    11/18/2011 5:49:08 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.18, 2011
    NEW YORK -- Hundreds of Muslims prayed in a lower Manhattan park and marched to New York Police headquarters today to protest a decade of police infiltrating mosques and spying on Muslim neighborhoods. Bundled in winter clothes, men and women knelt as the call to prayer echoed off the cold stone of government buildings.
  • Does the Crucifix ‘Provoke’ Muslims?

    11/07/2011 4:48:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Nov 4th, 2011 | Raymond Ibrahim
    For a religion that is perpetually “misunderstood,” the consistency of Islam is remarkable. Consider how ostensibly diverse issues—complaints of “human rights” abuses at an American university and murder in an Egyptian classroom—are interconnected. First, the American story. According to Fox News: The Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights confirmed that it is investigating allegations that Catholic University of America [CUA] violated the human rights of Muslim students by not allowing them to form a Muslim student group and by not providing them rooms without Christian symbols for their daily prayers. The investigation alleges that Muslim students “must perform their prayers...
  • Rebels Corner Fleeing Gadhafi Forces After Battle

    03/02/2011 5:21:40 PM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | March 2, 2011 | Paul Schemm
    BREGA, Libya – Rebel forces routed troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi in a fierce battle over an oil port Wednesday, scrambling over the dunes of a Mediterranean beach through shelling and an airstrike to corner their attackers. While they thwarted the regime's first counteroffensive in eastern Libya, opposition leaders still pleaded for outside airstrikes to help them oust the longtime leader.
  • UK Judge To Protesters Who Abused Soldiers – “The Rights Of The Majority Should Not Be Overlooked”

    02/16/2011 4:31:55 PM PST · by sussex · 5 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | the Aged P
    The streets were crowded with families, friends and citizens, all giving them a proud welcome – except for one tiny group of local muslims who taunted them with banners and jeers, calling the soldiers rapists, murderers and baby killers. Police protected them from angry locals but five of the protesters were later convicted of abusive conduct and harassment.
  • Islamic leaders decry Tea Party reference to Muslim 'monkey-god'

    05/20/2010 1:00:53 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 47 replies · 1,172+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/20/2010 | CNN
    (CNN) – A national leader of the conservative Tea Party movement has been strongly criticized by Islamic civil rights leaders for referring to the proposed site of a New York City mosque as a place for Muslims to worship "the terrorists' monkey-god." Tea Party Express organizer Mark Williams blogged on his Web site last week that the mosque - to be constructed near the former site of the World Trade Center - would be a "monument ... for the worship of the terrorists' monkey-god and a 'cultural center' to propagandize for the extermination of all things not approved by their...
  • Chinese boss 'forced Muslim women workers to eat pork to give them more stamina'

    05/10/2010 7:20:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 2,214+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 10, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Three Muslims from Indonesia were 'distraught and afraid' after their boss at a suburban Taipei factory forced them to eat pork over a seven-month period or face punishment, a Taiwan rights group said today. Taipei prosecutors indicted Chang Wen-lin, the owner of Shin Hua Hang Fashion Co, on April 26 for forcing the three women to consume pork during their September 2008 to April 2009 employment. In their indictment the prosecutors said Chang believed the meat 'would give the women more stamina for work' and threatened to take money out of their salaries if they did not eat it. Islam...
  • Dunkin' Donuts operator gives up franchise in pork battle

    04/01/2009 4:39:00 PM PDT · by CMoran325 · 73 replies · 1,431+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 1, 2009 | Ameet Sachdev
    An Arab-American owner of a Chicago-area Dunkin' Donuts store has to give up his franchise after he lost his long-running legal battle with the restaurant chain over his religious objections to selling pork products. A lawyer for Walid Elkhatib said Tuesday that his client is in the process of removing Dunkin' Donuts signs from his Westchester outlet, but apparently not fast enough for the company. Dunkin' Donuts went to federal court in Chicago on March 27 to stop Elkhatib, 59, from using the company's trademarks and other proprietary materials. The company's lawsuit came two weeks after a federal jury found...
  • Post-PC dignity

    07/17/2008 6:54:17 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 125+ views
    Guardian.co.uk ^ | July 15, 2008 | Ziauddin Sardar
    Now that politically correct language has fallen from favour, demonised and discredited, where should we go next? Can we afford to ignore the return of derogatory language directed at black, Muslim, gay, disabled or elderly people, anyone deemed different? Derogatory words make way for degrading treatment. Language is more than our basic tool of communication; it shapes perceptions and so influences behaviour. Referring to "faggots" or "wrinklies" strips people of respect, and it's just a short step to thinking them less equal. Terms such as "cripples", "spastics", "thick" and "retarded" stigmatise disabled people as less human. A recent increase in...
  • Two of Britain's most dangerous Islamic terrorists moved

    03/22/2008 7:25:38 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 7 replies · 353+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 21 March 08 | GWYNETH REES
    Two of Britain's most dangerous Islamic terrorists moved to new prison - because they complained fellow inmates were 'too white' Two of Britain's most dangerous terrorists have been moved to different prisons after complaining their fellow inmates were "too white". Dhiren Barot and Omar Khyam asked to be transferred from high-security Frankland prison near Durham. Barot masterminded a radioactive bomb plot involving limousines packed with nails and explosives and Khyam plotted to blow up Bluewater shopping centre in Kent. They said they were at risk from other inmates - who are predominantly white - and claimed the environment was "dangerous"...
  • Cartoons, New Film Target Muslims

    03/01/2008 8:40:59 AM PST · by Fennie · 49 replies · 362+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | February 29, 2008 | By Joseph Mayton
    CAIRO - Many Muslims are asking whether some Europeans actually enjoy angering the Islamic world. As Danish newspapers republish inflammatory cartoons that portray the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb as a turban and a Dutch member of parliament calls for the Koran to be banned, Muslims wonder about the so-called tradition of European tolerance. The day after Danish police arrested three Muslims of North African decent for allegedly planning to murder the Jyllands-Posten cartoonist, who drew the offending cartoons, newspapers across the country republished those cartoons. They said freedom of the press was under threat and the cartoons have come...
  • Group says guard harassed Muslim women (CAIR - New Orleans mall)

    02/29/2008 4:37:39 PM PST · by SeafoodGumbo · 20 replies · 568+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 2-29-08 | Times-Picayune
    A national American-Islamic group is calling on local, state and national law enforcement authorities to investigate an alleged incident in which a Muslim woman was ejected from the Oakwood mall near Gretna for refusing a security guard's demand to remove her headscarf, known as a hijab.
  • ABC Fakes Muslim Prejudice, Unsurprisingly Finds 'Islamophobia' in America

    Apparently to prove that the US is filled with Muslim hating Yahoos, ABC went on the hunt to find "Islamophobia" in America and the result is "Witness to Discrimination: What Would You Do?" Since they didn't really know where to find any, ABC News decided to create their own prejudice against Muslims by hiring an actress to put on Muslim dress and get "confronted" by a Muslim hating coffee store server -- also an actor hired by ABC. Then, they rolled the cameras, opened the doors to the public and, viola, ABC "found" prejudice in America.
  • Muslims criticise Walkers after it is revealed that some crisp varieties contain alcohol

    02/22/2008 1:54:02 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 52 replies · 168+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 22nd February 2008 | Staff
    Furious Muslims have heavily criticised Walkers crisps after it emerged that certain varieties of the manufacturer's products contain trace elements of alcohol. Some crisp types use minute amounts of alcohol as a chemical agent to extract certain flavours. The report in Asian newspaper Eastern Eye, highlights concerns raised by shopkeeper Besharat Rehman, who owns a halal supermarket in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Mr Rehman told the paper: "A customer informed us that Sensations Thai Sweet Chilli and Doritos Chilli Heat Wave are not on Walkers' alcohol-free list. Our suppliers were unaware of this. "Even if it is a trace amount of...
  • Hyping Hate Crime Vs. Muslims

    12/03/2007 5:17:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 82+ views
    IBD ^ | December 3, 2007
    Discrimination: New FBI data on hate crimes reveal Muslim groups are crying wolf about exploding anti-Muslim abuses. They're actually shrinking, belying claims of mass Islamophobia.Not only are anti-Islamic hate crimes way down, but they're a fraction of overall religious hate crimes. The overwhelming majority of such crimes target Jews, something CAIR and other Muslim groups don't seem all that concerned about. In 2006, a whopping 66% of religiously motivated attacks were on Jews, while just 11% targeted Muslims, even though the Jewish and Muslim populations are similar in size. Catholics and Protestants, who together account for 9% of victims, are...
  • ‘Kill all Pakis’ slogan appears on Glasgow walls (UK)

    07/01/2007 7:17:49 PM PDT · by voletti · 9 replies · 490+ views
    LONDON: Some 35,000 Pakistanis living in Glasgow face a threat of a violent backlash from the white British community amid overnight wall-chalking urging people to “kill all the Pakis”, after two apparently Asian men tried to blow up the city airport on Saturday. This is the first time that any such terrorist activity has taken place in Glasgow where around 50,000 Muslims, including 35,000 Pakistanis, live. The Pakistanis now feeling under siege after this incident. The first minister of the British government was rushing to Glasgow to hold urgent meetings with intelligence agencies, police departments and the local community leaders...
  • British Muslims Worry About Backlash

    07/01/2007 7:42:50 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 33 replies · 1,042+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 1, 2007
    Here again, as always, after Muslims are caught plotting mass murder of innocent civilians in the West, the mainstream media focuses on Muslim fears of a backlash that hardly ever materializes. And here again, as always, the Muslims say nothing -- nothing at all -- about being spurred by the latest uncovered jihad plot to start working harder to identify jihad terrorists within their ranks and turn them over to authorities. From AP (thanks to Twostellas): "Name-calling, anxiety, fear and anger rippled through Britain on Sunday after three failed bomb attacks in London and Glasgow. Government and religious leaders appealed...
  • Beer mug strains EU-Turkish ties [Turkey Frowns at Merkel's Farewell Gift to France's Chirac]

    03/29/2007 4:46:30 AM PDT · by wolf78 · 14 replies · 507+ views
    DW-WORLD.DE (Deutsche Welle) ^ | 28.03.2007 | DW staff / AFP
    Turkey Frowns at EU's Beer Mug Farewell Gift to France's Chirac An antique beer mug presented to French President Jacques Chirac as an EU going-away present has drawn criticism from EU-hopeful Turkey for reportedly depicting an 18th century Ottoman defeat by the French. "The European Union should concern itself with the future rather than the past," Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül told reporters when asked about the mug. "If the EU has a future vision, it should look to the future," he said. "Harping on the past does not befit the EU vision." Turkish newspapers said that the mug depicted...
  • Head-Scarf Ban Upsets Muslim Women (Antwerp)

    03/23/2007 5:32:25 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 580+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-23-2007
    Head-scarf ban upsets Muslim women ANTWERP, Belgium, March 23 (UPI) -- Muslim women in the Belgian city of Antwerp are fighting a ban on the wearing of head scarves by municipal employees. The city council argues that the ban is not discriminatory because it applies to all religious symbols, including crosses and yarmulkes. But Muslim women feel that it is mainly aimed at head scarves, Expatica reported. The government workers union says it has receiving hundreds of complaints from Muslims. Skender Baleci, the union secretary, said the council is "cynical" for giving department heads the power to order staff to...
  • Muslims slam conference of Christians

    03/23/2007 5:26:15 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 683+ views
    Stuff ^ | 3/23/07 | Ian Steward
    A conference of Christian church leaders on the "threat" of Islam to New Zealand is being condemned as a "conference of bigots" by senior New Zealand Muslims.The organiser of the Mosque and Miracles conferences, national director of Middle East Christian Outreach Murray Dillner, said the conference would address the threat posed by Islam to New Zealand society – a threat he likened to the terrorist attacks in the United States of September 11, 2001. "It's an underlying threat, but it's like the twin towers – they imploded. Islam does the same thing to a society – it makes it...
  • Invitation to author upsets Muslims

    03/19/2007 10:51:24 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 18 replies · 1,068+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | March 19, 2007 | Jerry Gordon
    My buddy Bob Spencer editor of the blog Jihad Watch/Dhimmi Watch has been invited by the FBI Indianapolis field office to provide some balance to the “PC machine” that has allowed groups like CAIR and the ISNA to spread their Muslim Brotherhood doctrine around the venerable national law enforcement group engaged in domestic counter terrorism activites. The ISNA spokesperson quoted in this Indianpolis Star report objected to the FBI invitation to Spencer said: “to talk of Islam is akin to bringing an anti-Semite to talk about Jews or a Ku Klux Klan member to talk about race.” But the good...
  • Muslims Complain of Hollywood 'Bad Guy' Image (Muslims-Complain-yet-again ALERT)

    01/25/2007 10:42:26 AM PST · by kromike · 68 replies · 1,057+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007 11:57 a.m. EST | NewsMax.com Staff
    Muslims Complain of Hollywood 'Bad Guy' Image Western movies from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" to "Aladdin" promote negative stereotypes of Muslims by casting them all too often as villains, a British Muslim pressure group said on Thursday. "There is no such thing as a Muslim good guy," said Arzu Merali, co-author of a report by the Islamic Human Rights Commission that argued that movies played a crucial role in fostering a crude and exaggerated image. The commission's study, based on soundings taken from almost 1,250 British Muslims, also found that 62 percent felt the media was "Islamophobic" and 14...
  • Muslims Upset Over '24' Portrayal

    01/19/2007 6:48:21 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 135 replies · 2,670+ views
    AP via Newsmax.com ^ | 1/19/2007 | Staff
    Two years ago, Muslim groups protested when the plot of the hit Fox drama '24' cast Islamic terrorists as the villains who launched a stolen nuclear missile in an attack on America. Now, after a one-year respite during which Russian separatists played the bad guys on the critically acclaimed series, Muslims are back in the evil spotlight. Unlike last time, when agent Jack Bauer saved the day, the terrorists this time have already succeeded in detonating a nuclear bomb in a Los Angeles suburb. Being portrayed again as the heartless wrongdoers has drawn renewed protests from Muslim groups, including one...
  • Muslims protest reprised role as terrorists in Fox series '24' - Religion of Peace alert

    01/18/2007 11:35:02 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 135 replies · 2,823+ views
    AP ^ | 1/17/07 | Wayne Perry
    "The overwhelming impression you get is fear and hatred for Muslims," said Rabiah Ahmed, a spokeswoman for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations. She said Thursday she was distressed by this season's premiere. "After watching that show, I was afraid to go to the grocery store because I wasn't sure the person next to me would be able to differentiate between fiction and reality."
  • Treatment has sheik wary of returning home

    01/05/2007 5:13:20 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 70 replies · 1,208+ views
    The Australian ^ | January 06, 2007 | Martin Chulov
    A dangerous divide is forcing Australian Muslims to abandon their homes, says Sydney cleric Feiz Mohamed in Lebanon reports Middle East correspondent Martin Chulov ---------- AUSTRALIA'S most influential firebrand cleric feels like an alien in his own country. And Sheik Feiz Mohamed is not alone. He believes a rising anti-Islamic tide has made Muslims wary of their countrymen, forcing at least eight families to abandon their homeland for the Middle East. From the foothills of his ancestral village in north Lebanon, the man with the most sway over the nation's Islamic youth says five years into the war on terror...
  • Koran abused in Bible payback

    12/21/2006 4:21:22 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 82 replies · 2,240+ views
    The Australian ^ | 22nd December 2006 | Richard Kerbaj
    A KORAN has been torn up and smeared with faeces and the floors of a Melbourne prayer hall urinated on, in an apparent retaliation to Muslim schoolboys desecrating the Bible. The Islamic community was last night furious as the police continued their investigation into the "criminal damage" done to the Melbourne airport facility on Wednesday morning. Muslim spiritual leader Fehmi Naji El-Imam condemned the desecration as "ignorant and immature", fearing that it was in retaliation to an incident earlier this month where young boys at a Melbourne Islamic school burned and urinated on the Bible. "This kind of behaviour just...
  • Veil row teaching assistant is sacked

    11/24/2006 2:56:43 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 12 replies · 542+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 24th November 2006
    A Muslim teaching assistant who was suspended for refusing to remove her veil in the classroom has been sacked, sources said. Aishah Azmi, 24, of Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, was suspended on full pay earlier this year by Kirklees Council. Last month, an employment tribunal dismissed three of Mrs Azmi's claims of discrimination and harassment but found that she was victimised by Headfield Church of England Junior School in Dewsbury and awarded her £1,000 for "injury to feelings". A Kirklees Council spokesman said he could not comment on Mrs Azmi's employment status due to confidentiality rules. Mrs Azmi's lawyer...
  • I was tortured in cell after kidnap by CIA, says Muslim cleric

    11/09/2006 11:22:53 PM PST · by MadIvan · 40 replies · 1,121+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 10, 2006 | Malcolm Moore
    A Muslim cleric has claimed to have been tortured with electric shocks, left in a cell where rats crawled on him and threatened with rape after he was allegedly kidnapped from a Milan street by CIA agents three years ago.The claims of Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, appeared in an affidavit provided to Milan prosecutors investigating his alleged abduction in February 2003, the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported yesterday. Prosecutors say that the cleric, who was formerly suspected of links to terrorism, was driven to the Aviano military air base and flown via Germany to...
  • Danish Muslims say arrests hurt integration hopes (release our terrorists or we won't integrate)

    11/08/2006 8:19:28 AM PST · by knighthawk · 21 replies · 745+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | November 08 2006 | Gelu Sulugiuc/Reuters
    ODENSE, Denmark (Reuters) - Just as Danes were breathing sighs of relief that the wounds caused by cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad were healing, they were re-opened with the arrest of seven Muslims accused of plotting bomb attacks. Muslims say the arrests two months ago have set back their efforts to integrate into Danish society and they find themselves again forced to defend their allegiance to their adoptive country. "We have worked in this city for a long time for integration," said Maher El Badawi, a social worker in Odense, the suspects' home town in central Denmark. "But people are...
  • E-Mail to Muslim Students' Association

    11/08/2006 1:53:50 AM PST · by T.L.Sink · 2 replies · 884+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | April 24 | I.S. Wichman
    A professor of Mechanical Engineering sent this e-mail to the Muslims at the University of Michigan when they protested the Danish cartoons that inspired Islamic violence. It's priceless!
  • Great Britain: Trial halted over lawyer's veil (Full-face veil interfered with communication)

    11/07/2006 3:24:50 AM PST · by Stoat · 37 replies · 1,334+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | November 7, 2006 | JOHN SCOTT
       Full-face ... lawyer dressed in veil like this one    EXCLUSIVE  Trial halted over lawyer's veil By JOHN SCOTTNovember 07, 2006           AN immigration tribunal was halted yesterday after a lawyer twice refused a judge’s request to remove her veil.  Shabnam Mughal was dressed from head to foot in black with a full-face veil leaving just her eyes visible.Miss Mughal was acting for Sikh businessman Jagdev Singh in his appeal against the Home Office’s refusal to grant his nephew permission to visit the UK.She was asked to remove the veil by tribunal chairman George Glossop during...
  • Muslim Cop's Race Claim

    11/07/2006 12:34:05 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 14 replies · 621+ views
    skynews ^ | 07:00, Tuesday November 07, 2006
    A Muslim policeman is taking the Metropolitan Police to an employment tribunal over claims of racial and religious discrimination. It is claimed firearms officer Amjad Farooq was removed from a unit that protected senior figures, including Tony Blair, because he was seen as a security threat. A security check found his children attended a mosque associated with a Muslim cleric who has suspected links to a terrorist group, The Independent said. The 39-year-old was also allegedly told his presence might upset the American secret service, which worked closely with the Met's close-protection group. PC Farooq's solicitor, Lawrence Davies, said: "Muslims...
  • Bishop attacks 'victim' Muslims

    11/04/2006 6:26:35 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 5 replies · 596+ views
    The Times (London) ^ | November 05, 2006 | Christopher Morgan
    The Church of England’s only Asian bishop, whose father converted from Islam, has criticised many Muslims for their “dual psychology”, in which they desire both “victimhood and domination”. In the most outspoken critique of Muslims by a church leader, Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester, said that because of this view it would never be possible to satisfy all their demands. “Their complaint often boils down to the position that it is always right to intervene when Muslims are victims, as in Bosnia or Kosovo, and always wrong when the Muslims are the oppressors or terrorists, as with the Taliban...
  • Muslim association "surprised" at absence of land

    11/03/2006 11:35:15 AM PST · by Truth29 · 74 replies · 2,223+ views
    Iceland Review ^ | November 3, 2006 | Staff
    Muslim’s association ‘surprised’ at absence of land The Muslim’s Association of Iceland has sent out a press release in which it expresses its surprise at not having been awarded land to build a mosque in Reykjavík, while the Reykjavík District Council has signed a declaration of intent to award the Russian Orthodox Church and the Pagan Society of Iceland land to build places of worship. This is reported in the main online media. The Muslim’s Association first applied for land to build a mosque seven years ago, but has received no definitive answer from the city. While the Association would...
  • Strike planned at Paris airport over muslim workers row

    11/03/2006 8:21:27 AM PST · by Republicain · 21 replies · 1,679+ views
    PARIS, Nov 3, 2006 (AFP) - Unions at Paris's main airport said Friday they plan to call for a strike over the withdrawal of security badges from scores of airport workers, mostly Muslims, denouncing it as discrimination. Officials said Thursday that 72 workers at the Charles de Gaulle-Roissy international airport had been stripped of their security clearance since May 2005 for suspected links to Islamic extremists and other fundamentalist groups. "We are going to call for a strike at the end of November and for a rally outside the prefecture in Roissy," which took the decision to remove the staff...
  • Bus bars Muslim who would not lift her veil

    11/02/2006 11:49:56 PM PST · by MadIvan · 44 replies · 1,162+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 3, 2006 | Nigel Bunyan
    A Muslim student has been prevented from getting on a bus because she would not remove her veil.The 22-year-old woman, who does not want to be identified, said yesterday that other passengers laughed when the driver refused to let her board. He said he took the action because without her lifting her veil he could not check her features against those on her bus pass. The student, who is studying at Manchester University, had been trying to board a No 59 bus in Oldham, Greater Manchester. She said the driver initially asked to see her pass. Having glanced at it,...
  • Florida Republican in Islam hate row

    11/02/2006 10:48:23 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 60 replies · 1,580+ views
    upi ^ | November 2, 2006 | unattributed
    BROOKSVILLE, Fla., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A prominent local Republican in Florida said Tuesday he believed Islam was a "hateful, frightening religion." Tom Hogan, Sr., the recently appointed commissioner of Hernando County, told the St. Petersburg Times Tuesday that he agreed with a letter his wife Mary Ann had written to the paper describing Islam as a "hateful, frightening religion." "Overall, worldwide, it certainly is," Hogan said. "Don't you read your own paper? "There's a saying out there, and there's some truth to it, that not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims. It's their thing," he told...
  • Veiled Muslim stopped from boarding a bus

    11/02/2006 10:36:17 AM PST · by Alouette · 74 replies · 1,758+ views
    Manchester Evening News ^ | Nov. 2, 2006 | James Ferguson and Alan Salter
    A MUSLIM woman was prevented from getting on a bus in Greater Manchester because she would not remove her veil. The 22-year-old Manchester University student from Oldham says other passengers laughed when the driver refused to let her on because he could not check her identity with her bus pass. Now the driver's bosses at First Manchester are to meet with their trade association, the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), to seek advice on how to deal with the problem if other passengers with photo passes refuse to lift their veils. Advertisement your story continues below They say they have...
  • Muslims arrested in Old Bailey demo

    11/02/2006 12:19:39 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 11 replies · 569+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 02/11/2006 | Duncan Gardham
    Four Muslims were arrested outside the Old Bailey yesterday during angry protests against the trial of a man allegedly involved in protests against Danish cartoons. Anjem Choudary, who helped organise the anti-Danish protests, was once more involved as was Abu Izzadeen, who confronted John Reid, the Home Secretary, on a recent visit to East London. Mr Choudary said afterwards: "We should not be surprised at people doing something like 7/7. How else do you expect Muslims to express themselves? "We are a community under siege. It's going to blow up one day in everyone's faces." Male demonstrators, most wearing scarves...
  • Muslim bashing sets off furor

    11/01/2006 10:54:21 PM PST · by Pikamax · 16 replies · 1,820+ views
    SPTimes ^ | 10/02/06 | ASJYLYN LODER
    BROOKSVILLE — A Hernando County commissioner said Tuesday that he is “in total agreement” with a letter his wife wrote calling Islam a “hateful, frightening religion.” “Overall, worldwide, it certainly is,” said Commissioner Tom Hogan Sr. “Don’t you read your own paper?” He went on to say, “There’s a saying out there, and there’s some truth to it, that not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims. It’s their thing.” The Hogans are widely considered the first couple of Hernando County’s Republican Party, and both have helped lead the party since the 1960s. Their comments earned wide condemnation...
  • Muslims lose libel case against Danish newspaper (Say Cheese...)

    10/27/2006 7:31:10 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 5 replies · 471+ views
    BusinessDay ^ | Oct, 27, 2006
    Muslims lose libel case against Danish newspaper AARHUS — A court ruled yesterday that a Danish newspaper did not libel Muslims by printing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that unleashed a storm of protest in the Islamic world. Seven Danish Muslim organisations brought the case, saying the paper had libelled them with the images by implying Muslims were terrorists. One cartoon depicted Mohammed with a bomb in his turban. Jyllands-Posten, which published the 12 drawings in September last year, hailed the ruling, saying any other outcome would have been a catastrophe for a free press. A Muslim imam said that...
  • Muslim staff in Paris airport row

    10/27/2006 12:11:13 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies · 527+ views
    BBC News ^ | 20 October 2006
    Four Muslim baggage handlers are appealing against a decision to bar them from working at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. They say that the local government's decision to revoke their security passes is evidence of anti-Muslim discrimination. A local government spokesman says the decision was based on an assessment of the terrorist risk. He denied the move was linked to the men's religion. Passes withdrawn Lawyers acting for the four men say that dozens of other Muslims who work at the airport have also been stripped of their security passes, leaving them unable to work. The four men, who...
  • Australia's Muslims Fear Backlash

    10/26/2006 3:55:29 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies · 1,299+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-26-2006 | Nick Bryant
    Australia's Muslims fear backlash By Nick Bryant BBC News, Sydney Sheikh Hilali's remarks come at a sensitive time in race relations A few weeks ago, I happened to interview Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali outside the Lakemba Mosque in Sydney where he delivered his controversial sermon. A softly-spoken man, who clearly commands both enormous respect and affection within his community, the Egyptian-born cleric discussed the government's recent proposals for an Australian citizenship test - an examination which many Muslim immigrants believe is targeted at them. His English is poor, and it was difficult at times to make out precisely what he...
  • Repeated vandalism of mosque stirs fear (Lubbock TX)

    10/26/2006 10:23:26 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 11 replies · 1,147+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | 10-26-06 | Beth Aaron
    Repeated vandalism of mosque stirs fear BY BETH AARON AVALANCHE-JOURNAL Members of a Lubbock mosque fear for their safety as vandals have continuously defaced their place of worship. Within the last month, the Islamic Center of the South Plains at 3419 La Salle Ave. has been vandalized at least three times. Between 11 p.m. Monday and 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, someone wrote the misspelled word "Redemtion" in black spray paint and scribbled lines on the sidewalks. "I don't know what is the message they're trying to give," said Faiz Rahman, a member of the mosque and the adviser to Texas Tech's...
  • Lawsuit over Muhammad cartoons dismissed

    10/26/2006 7:30:19 AM PDT · by Panzerlied · 8 replies · 544+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/26/2006
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A Danish court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Muslim organizations against the newspaper that first published the Prophet Muhammad cartoons that touched off protests in the Islamic world. The City Court in Aarhus said it could not be ruled out that some Muslims had been offended by the 12 drawings printed in Jyllands-Posten, but said there was no reason to assume that the cartoons were meant to “belittle Muslims.” The newspaper published the cartoons on Sept. 30, 2005 with a text saying it was challenging a perceived self-censorship among artists afraid to offend Islam.
  • Danish court rejects cartoon suit

    10/26/2006 6:42:38 AM PDT · by Republicain · 14 replies · 470+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10/26/2006
    A Danish court has rejected a civil lawsuit against a paper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The 12 cartoons sparked violent protests around the world after Jyllands-Posten published them in 2005. Seven Muslim organisations launched the lawsuit against the newspapers' editors, alleging defamation. But the City Court in Aarhus said there was not enough reason to believe the cartoons were intended to be insulting or harmful to Muslims. The organisations brought it in March after the Danish attorney-general's decision not to make criminal charges against the newspaper under racism and blasphemy legislation. Since the racism and blasphemy laws...
  • Muslims being demonised, says (Red Ken) Livingstone

    10/24/2006 10:09:48 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 50 replies · 1,236+ views
    Guardian ^ | 10/24/2006 | James Sturcke
    The mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, today said the row over whether Muslims should wear veils had parallels with the hounding of Jews in Nazi Germany. Speaking at the launch of the first ever report into Muslims living in London, Mr Livingstone said much of the ongoing debate about Muslim dress implied the community "was somehow at fault" for being at the centre of the storm.... It is quite clear that the problems we have in Britain are not because Muslims wish to be separate ... I think the entire debate has been totally lopsided as though Muslims were somehow...
  • Robertson calls Quran 'fraudulent,' remark angers Muslims

    10/23/2006 7:15:34 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 100 replies · 2,384+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/23/2006 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American Muslim group is criticizing Virginia Beach religious broadcaster Reverend Pat Robertson for suggesting that the Quran, rather than being a divine revelation, was a fraudulent creation of Muhammad to justify his own actions. On his television show "The 700 Club" last Thursday, Robertson also said "violent jihad" is a core Islamic teaching, and he said Islam is not a religion of peace. Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says Muslims who hear such statements may conclude that their faith is under attack from America. Hooper says clerics should be promoting their own...