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War on Terror (News/Activism)

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  • Fayyad Ignores Israeli Sovereignty, Launches New Dam

    04/17/2012 1:25:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/4/12 | Elad Benari
    Salam Fayyad ReutersPalestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has inaugurated a new PA construction project, despite the fact that it is located in an area under full Israeli control, the PA-based WAFA news agency reported on Monday. According to a statement issued by Fayyad’s office, he inaugurated on Monday stage one of a water dam to be built in “Palestine” at a cost of over $1 million. The statement quoted by WAFA said that during a visit to the village of Ouja and the Jordan Valley, Fayyad inaugurated the Ouja Dam, which he said is one of the projects to...
  • West's liberals fail to help, says Hirsi Ali

    04/17/2012 8:09:23 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 1 replies
    europenews ^ | 16APR12 | Barney Zwartz
    WESTERN liberals, crippled by political correctness, guilt and a romanticised view of Islam, are leaving atheists and Christians bereft in the ''Arab winter'', human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali says. Ms Hirsi Ali, no stranger to controversy, told an audience of several thousand at the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, that it was Christians and conservatives who led the way in defending free speech and rights. ''Why is it that secular liberals in the West fail to help? Are they so insecure about the morals they live by and by which they raise their children?'' She said elections following the...
  • Mystery Ship to Syria Raises Questions

    04/17/2012 7:43:18 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 23 replies
    Jewish Policy Center (and American Thinker) ^ | April 17, 2012 | Shoshana Bryen
    The weekend report of a German-owned, Ukrainian-chartered ship carrying weapons to Syria should raise questions and alarm bells.  Der Spiegel reported that the Atlantic Cruiser, owned by the German company Bockstiegel, had been chartered by the Ukrainian White Whale company to pick up Iranian-origin cargo in Djibouti.  White Whale said the cargo was "mainly pumps and similar things," according to the German shipping agent.  However, the ship was refused entry for refueling at the port of Limassol, Cyprus after the crew told the Cypriots that the cargo was "weapons and munitions."  The Cruiser tried then to sail for Tartus, Syria,...
  • Salafists in the City Free Koran Distributions Have Germany Concerned

    04/17/2012 7:42:22 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 10 replies ^ | 12APR12 | Not Listed
    Salafist Muslims have been handing out free Korans across Germany in recent weeks. But the group's radicalism has many politicians concerned -- as does a recent video posted on YouTube that allegedly threatened journalists who wrote critical reports on the religious offensive. At first glance, the project appears relatively harmless. A Muslim group in Germany has set as its goal the distribution of millions of free Korans, so that the holy book of Islam finds its place in "every household in Germany, Austria and Switzerland," as the project website (German language only) states. For months -- though most noticeably during...
  • Cleric Abu Qatada arrested again

    04/17/2012 7:20:04 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 17th April 2011 | BBC News
    'Radical cleric Abu Qatada has been arrested and told the Home Office will try to deport him, the BBC understands. He is expected to appear at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission on Tuesday afternoon, when the home secretary will update MPs on his case. The European Court of Human Rights blocked his deportation to Jordan in January, saying evidence obtained by torture might be used against him. Ministers have been seeking assurances from Jordan this will not be the case. The Home Office had previously said it was making "good progress" in obtaining those guarantees from Jordan, where he faces...
  • Afghan schoolgirls poisoned in anti-education attack (Taliban)

    04/17/2012 6:47:07 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 17, 2012 | Mohammad Hamid
    About 150 Afghan schoolgirls were poisoned on Tuesday after drinking contaminated water at a high school in the country's north, officials said, blaming it on conservative radicals opposed to female education.
  • Australia to withdraw troops from Afghanistan earlier than expected

    04/17/2012 5:17:27 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies ^ | April 17, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    Australian troops could begin pulling out from Afghanistan in the coming months and may leave the country almost entirely by the end of next year, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Tuesday. It's the latest announcement of foreign troop drawdowns in Afghanistan, a trend that signals the coalition's confidence in the country's fighting forces and the transition to Afghan security control. Australia's move would mean that most of the more than 1,500 Australian soldiers in Afghanistan could leave a year earlier than the government had previously suggested.

    04/16/2012 6:04:55 PM PDT · by who knows what evil? · 85 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | April 16, 2012 | Ann Barnhardt
    Here is me speaking last week at "Liberty First" down in Colorado Springs. It is a relatively poor-quality video taken in the back of the room, but it is watchable. It has also been edited for time. There are a few jumps. Language warning. Seriously. You have been disclaimed.
  • Ann Barnhardt at Liberty First

    04/16/2012 5:52:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/16/12 | Ann Barnhardt
    Ann Barnhardt graces the regulars (and irregulars) at the Liberty First event, in Colorado Springs
  • Bethlehem Governor Bans Israeli Imports

    04/16/2012 4:13:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/12 | Gabe Kahn & Rachel Hirshfeld
    The governor of Bethlehem signed an order, on Sunday, banning the entry of Israeli agricultural products into the city, effective from May 1, Ma’an News Agency reported. Abdul-Fattah Hamayil gave orders to security services to enforce the ban and monitor all agricultural imports. Hamayil has also sought to ensure PA produce is not brought into the 47-year-old St. George Landmark Hotel in eastern Jerusalem. The decision follows the ban on Israeli-grown watermelons, onions, strawberries and potatoes implemented by PA Minister of Agriculture Ahmad Majdalani earlier this month, a press statement said. The ban, only the latest in a series of...
  • MK Levin: Knesset Obstructed in Hevron

    04/16/2012 3:45:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/12 | Gabe Kahn
    MK Yariv Levin was allowed to vist Beit Hamachpela (House of the Patriarchs) in Hebron on Monday only after battling with Defense Ministry officials to exercise his perogative as a lawmaker. ..... MK Levin visited the tent city near the house from which 15 Jewish families were evicted using a legal technicality shortly before the holiday of Passover began. "The Patriarchs residents were evicted from their home two weeks ago, a period which no doubt was long enough to test the legality of the acquisition structure," Levin said. MK Miri Regev (Likud) is expected to visit the tent city tomorrow....
  • Islam’s War on Women – 8 Miles from the White House

    04/16/2012 3:04:16 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 7 replies
    pjmedia ^ | 12APR12 | Not Listed
    A book by a senior Indian Islamic scholar that recently prompted international outrage for directing Muslim husbands on how to properly beat and control their wives is on sale at the largest Islamic bookstore in the Washington D.C. area, just a twenty minute drive from the White House, all while the Obama campaign proclaims that Republicans are waging a "war on women” by promoting pro-life, pro-family policies, and as DCCC media strategist Hilary Rosen continues to attack Ann Romney for her decision to stay at home and raise her five sons. The book in question is "A Gift For the...
  • ICNA: Zakat for Jihad

    04/16/2012 2:55:37 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 15 Apr 2012 | Unattributed
    The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) was identified as a Muslim Brotherhood organization in the Holy Land Foundation prosecution, the largest successful terrorism financing prosecution in US history. Recently, ICNA announced that they are embarking upon a $3 million propaganda campaign to promote Shariah in America... ...ICNA has a division called ICNA Relief, which professes to do all sorts of good works. On ICNA Relief’s web site, they have a section on Zakat, including a Zakat “calculator” which helps Muslims figure out how much money they need to donate to zakat (a form of tithing in Islam):
  • AP wins Pulitzer Prize for series on New York City police spying on Muslims

    04/16/2012 2:27:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Associated Press won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting Monday for documenting the New York Police Department's widespread spying on Muslims, while The Philadelphia Inquirer was honored in the public service category for its examination of violence in the city's schools. The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., won for local reporting for breaking the Penn State sexual abuse scandal that eventually brought down legendary football coach Joe Paterno. A second Pulitzer for investigative reporting went to The Seattle Times for a series about accidental methadone overdoses among patients with chronic pain. The AP's series of stories showed how New York...
  • Army and Brotherhood—the last great battle?

    04/16/2012 10:08:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/15/2012 04:22 | Zvi Mazel
    With Khairat el Shater and Omar Suleiman vying for the presidency, the long simmering conflict between the Brotherhood and the SCAF has turned into open warfare. Ever since Hosni Mubarak’s ouster conventional wisdom had it that there was some form of understanding between the army and the Brothers. The generals, accepting the fact that the Brotherhood was the main political force that would rule Egypt in the coming years, were keen to make a deal. The army would keep its special status and its immunity under the new regime—and in return would support the Brotherhood and let them draw up...
  • Quadruple amputee undergoes surgery after Afghanistan blast

    04/16/2012 9:37:18 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 88 replies
    FOX News ^ | 4/16/12 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    An Army soldier who lost his arms and legs during his third tour in Afghanistan last week underwent surgery Monday as supporters from around the globe offer prayers and messages of hope on a family website. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, of Vassar, Mich., was injured when he stepped on an IED April 10 while serving with the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is recuperating at a hospital in Germany and hopes to return stateside on Tuesday, three days after his 25th birthday, his father told
  • Iran Dispute 'Quickly and Easily' Resolved?

    04/16/2012 9:27:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Iran said Monday it is ready to resolve all issues concerning its nuclear program "quickly and easily" in a second round of talks with the P5+1 slated for Baghdad on 23 May. Tehran's foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi told the semiofficial ISNA news agency that Iran "might be more flexible" if it could be guaranteed an external supply of enriched uranium – an apparent endorsement of a US compromise proposal. Salehi's remarks come as US President Barak Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu traded fire over whether allowing Tehran to push the next round of talks off for almost five...
  • Who and What is the International Solidarity Movement?

    04/16/2012 3:24:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedaliahu
    The International Solidarity Movement (ISM), made more famous by its activist’s confrontation with an IDF soldier, is known as a left-wing pacifist group, but its sole mission in backing “Palestine” is to defame Israel. Whether it qualifies as being “pacifist” depends on whether the definition includes backing the Hamas terrorist organization and Arab “resistance.” The activist from Denmark was one of approximately two dozen bicyclists stopped by the IDF at a checkpoint in the Jordan Valley on Saturday. During a two-hour confrontation, an IDF officer said he suffered wounds, including broken bones, at the hands of the activists who beat...
  • Abbas' Letter to Netanyahu: PA Lost its 'Raison D'etre'

    04/15/2012 10:26:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/12 | Elad Benari
    Israel’s actions have stripped the Palestinian Authority of its “raison d'etre”, creating a reality which cannot continue, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will say in a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, AFP reported on Sunday. The French news agency’s report was based on a copy it saw of the letter. Abbas recently revealed some of the letter's contents in a speech in Cairo. In the letter, which will be delivered to Netanyahu this week, Abbas warns that “the current status quo cannot continue”, according to the AFP report. “As a result of actions taken by successive Israeli governments, the Palestinian...
  • Taliban Launches Largest Attack On Kabul In 11 Years [Has Obama Lost Afghanistan?]

    04/15/2012 6:46:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | April 15, 2012
    Taliban Launches Largest Attack On Kabul In 11 Years Government areas in Kabul and several other key locations in Afghanistan rocked by gunfire and explosions Jon Boone Emma Graham Harrison in Kabul 15 April 2012 10.44 EDT In a brazen demonstration of its ability to hit some of the best defended targets in Kabul, the Taliban mounted its largest ever co-ordinated attack in 11 years of resistance to Afghanistan's post-2001 rulers. Dozens of fighters launched gun, rocket and suicide attacks on embassies, Nato bases, parliament and government buildings in the capital, as well as Nato targets in three eastern provinces,...
  • Sixty years on, the B-52 is still going strong

    04/15/2012 6:32:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    CNET ^ | April 15, 2012 | by Jonathan E. Skillings
    Along with the ICBM, it was one of the defining pieces of military technology during the Cold War: the B-52 bomber. Those who grew up in the 1960s and 1970s knew the B-52 Stratofortress as a central figure in the anxiety that flowed from the protracted staring match between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. On the one hand, it was reassuring to know that the Strategic Air Command was ready at a moment's notice to scramble its B-52s to counter any potential nuclear attack. On the other hand, if the bombers were flying that mission, well, things might well...
  • IDF Suspends Officer who Hit Anarchist

    04/15/2012 3:11:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/4/12 | Elad Benari
    The IDF has decided to suspend Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner, the IDF officer who was videotaped striking a Danish anarchist with his gun. In an updated statement released late Sunday evening, the IDF Spokesman's Unit said, “The Head of Central Command, Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon, has ordered an immediate inquiry into the incident in which Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner, Deputy Commander of the Bik'a Brigade, was seen hitting protesters in the Jordan Valley yesterday. After an initial inquiry conducted this evening (Sunday) by the Commander of the Bik’a Brigade, Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon decided to adopt the recommendation of the...
  • Ex-Soldier: Child Terrorists Led to PTSD

    04/15/2012 10:09:32 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/4/12 | Maayana Miskin
    A former IDF soldier is in a legal battle to be recognized as having been handicapped in battle. The ex-soldier says he is mentally ill due to trauma suffered in war, specifically due to terrorist groups’ use of child soldiers. The man says that during his service in the First Lebanon War, he and fellow soldiers were attacked by child terrorists carrying RPGs more than 10 times. Each time he was forced to open fire, a move that saved his life, but – he says – caused lasting mental trauma. The young attackers now haunt his dreams, he says. The...
  • 40 Leftists Detained at Ben Gurion Airport

    04/15/2012 9:59:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/4/12 | Yoni Kempinski and Elad Benari
    Police detained two leftist activists Sunday at Ben Gurion International Airport Sunday afternoon after they held up signs that said "Welcome to Palestine." Forty anti-Israeli activists were refused entry into Israel in the hours between Saturday night and 3:00 p.m. Sunday. They were all taken to questioning in the Interior Ministry office at the airport, pending their repatriation. The two leftists unfurled the signs immediately after Police Central District Commander Maj. Gen. Bentzi Sau gave reporters a briefing on the situation. As they were led away, nationalist Israeli activists shouted at them: "Go see what is going on in Syria!"...
  • Taliban Strike Afghan Capital and Provinces

    04/15/2012 4:24:16 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 41 replies
    The Taliban staged multiple and sustained attacks across Kabul and eastern Afghanistan on Sunday hitting the heavily secured diplomatic neighborhood of Kabul and the Parliament area as well as Afghan government installations in at least two provinces. A NATO spokesman confirmed multiple attacks had occurred across Kabul, potentially in as many as seven locations.
  • Large Scale Attack on Afghan Parlament

    04/15/2012 3:28:04 AM PDT · by An.American.Expatriate · 32 replies
    20 Minuten ^ | 15.04.2012 | self
    According to 20 Minuten (Swiss), there is a large scal attack underway against the Parlament buildings in Kabul. The Russian Embassy has reportedly taken rocket hits. Headline only .....
  • Pakistan to Deport Bin Laden Widows to Saudi Arabia

    04/15/2012 12:42:44 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/4/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Osama Bin Laden’s three widows and children will be deported from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia after this Tuesday’s expiration of their 45-day jail term for illegally entering and living in the country, their lawyer said on Friday. They are serving their time under house arrest in Bin Laden's million-dollar compound in Abbottabad. Indian television and CNN quoted their lawyer as saying they would be sent out of the country Wednesday. Two of the wives of the slain Al Qaeda terrorist leader are from Saudi Arabia, and the third is from Yemen. No explanation was given why the Yemenite woman was...
  • The Soft Middle of François Hollande

    04/14/2012 8:24:41 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 14 2012 | STEVEN ERLANGER
    Even after a precampaign diet last year — less wine, less cheese and especially less chocolate — François Hollande, the Socialist who is currently favored to become the next president of France, still has a soft face and looks slightly sloppy in his medium-gray suits. He used to be referred to as “Flanby,” after a brand of wobbly caramel pudding, just one of a string of insulting nicknames for a convivial man considered always at the second rank of politics. He has been called “a living marshmallow” and “Mr. Little Jokes,” and just last year, Martine Aubry, the head of...
  • 'Flytilla' Activists Receive 'Welcome' Letter from Israel

    04/14/2012 2:55:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/4/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The Israeli government has issued an official “welcome” letter to the pro-‘Palestinian’ “flytilla” activists who plan on arriving in the country on Saturday and Sunday. It reads as follows: “Dear Activists, "We appreciate your choosing to make Israel the object of your humanitarian concerns. “We know there were many other worthy choices. “You could have chosen to protest the Syrian regime’s daily savagery against its own people, which has claimed thousands of lives. "You could have chosen to protest the Iranian regime’s brutal crackdown on dissent and its support of terrorism throughout the world. "You could have chosen to protest...
  • Clinton: 'Urgent' that Iran Ease Nuke Concerns

    04/14/2012 2:47:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/4/12 | Gabe Kahn
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said it was now "urgent" for Iran to ease concerns over its nuclear program. Her remarks came at the start of talks among foreign ministers of the G8 – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The European Union is represented within the G8, but cannot host or chair summits. Clinton said the upcoming talks between Iran and the P5+1 was "an opportunity for Iran to address seriously the international community's concerns”. "We believe there is still time for diplomacy, but it is urgent that the...
  • EU Envoy: Iran Nuclear Talks Constructive

    04/14/2012 2:43:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/4/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The European foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, said that the latest talks between Iran and six world powers have been constructive and that the two sides will meet again in Baghdad on May 23. Ashton said future talks will be guided by the "principle of a step-by-step approach and reciprocity." Ashton’s statement indicates that the international community may be ready to reward Iran if it alleviates concerns that it intends to militarize its nuclear program. The rewards could include delaying or easing sanctions on the Iranian regime. Before the meeting began, diplomats said that even if Iran expressed a general...
  • Lockerbie bomber's health deteriorates 'dramatically' as he fights for life after blood transfusion

    04/13/2012 11:13:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | PUBLISHED: 18:42 EST, 13 April 2012 | UPDATED: 19:52 EST, 13 April 2012 | Nabila Ramdani and Victoria Allen
    The Lockerbie bomber has been given an emergency blood transfusion following a sudden deterioration in his health, his brother revealed last night. Libyan Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, who is suffering from terminal cancer, was taken from his home in Tripoli to the intensive care unit of a private hospital. The news came less than a fortnight after he celebrated his 60th birthday. He was released from prison in August 2009 on compassionate grounds with three months to live, but has survived for more than two-and-a-half years. … Last night, Megrahi's condition was not known, but his wife Aisha was...
  • Sarkozy's comeback hopes crumble, polls show

    04/13/2012 5:13:48 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 13 2012 | Brian Love 
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy defended his economic record on Friday as a slew of opinion polls suggested his prospects of re-election were crumbling just over a week from round one of a vote where Socialist Francois Hollande is the clear frontrunner.      Four polls published in less than 24 hours showed Hollande extending his lead, with the conservative incumbent's modest gains of the past month starting to evaporate ahead of a two-round contest taking place on April 22 and May 6. A CSA poll showed Hollande winning the May 6 run-off with 57 percent of the vote. Three other polls...
  • Of Israel, Passover, Palestine, Apartheid and PR

    04/13/2012 9:55:19 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | April 12, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Of Israel, Passover, Palestine, Apartheid and PRBy Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel --- April 12, 2012 .... It is often said that we sometimes can't see the forest for the trees. So it goes for Israel's PR efforts. Israel suffers everyday. We suffer from a lack of global understanding of the true facts. And this suffering transcends into threats to our very physical survival. The war of words is overlooked by Israel and the Jewish community for the war of bullets. Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Hamas and Islamic Jihad backed Palestine (there is no entity as Palestine -...
  • The Salafi War on Christians and U.S. Indifference

    04/13/2012 9:38:49 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 1 replies ^ | 12APR12 | Nina Shea
    In recent years, we've begun to brace ourselves for news of bombings, burnings, and other attacks on churches full of Christian worshipers on religious holy days — for example, in Nigeria, Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Ethiopia. This violence comes out of the growing community of Salafi Muslims, adherents of the radical brand of Islam that is Saudi Arabia's official doctrine and which Saudi Arabia exports throughout the Sunni world. We've also come to expect the willful blindness of the Obama administration about the religious implications of these horrific events. Last weekend's Easter Sunday was no exception. On...
  • Mainstream American Muslim Group Warns Muslims Against Working in Law Enforcement,

    04/13/2012 9:26:34 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 9 replies ^ | 12APR12 | translatingjihad
    Becoming "Pleased with a Legal System That Does Not Come from Allah" The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) cautioned American Muslims in a 22-page Arabic-language paper in 2008 against working in law enforcement in countries which do not rule by Allah's dictates. One of their main concerns was that such work might cause Muslims to gain love and respect for secular laws: ...there are many evils which result from working in law enforcement, the greatest of which is compelling people to obey rulings which do not come from Allah. It could also cause reverence and love for these...
  • Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America Cautions Muslims Against American Legal System

    04/13/2012 8:17:23 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    Translating Jihad ^ | 14 March 12 | Unattributed
    Below is my translation of an Arabic-language paper published by the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) in 2007, and presented at their 2008 careers conference in Houston, which provides guidelines for American Muslims on what they can and cannot do vis-à-vis infidel legal systems. The paper makes clear that according to Islam, the only legitimate law is that which comes from Allah, and in fact authority to make laws rests with Allah alone. This renders every other legal system—including the American system—illegitimate.
  • Mainstream American Muslim Group Warns Muslims Against Working in Law Enforcement

    04/13/2012 7:29:23 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    Translating Jihad ^ | 12 April 2012 | Unattributed
    The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) cautioned American Muslims in a 22-page Arabic-language paper in 2008 against working in law enforcement in countries which do not rule by Allah's dictates. One of their main concerns was that such work might cause Muslims to gain love and respect for secular laws:
  • Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It Can Happen Again

    04/13/2012 5:38:43 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 21 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 12 April 2012 | Kevin Freeman
    (Video of entire presentation at link) Who’s really to blame for America’s catastrophic financial meltdown and devastating national recession? Contrary to what the “Occupy Movement” might tell you, it’s not greedy Wall Street executives. No, as one of America’s top financial professionals Kevin Freeman reveals in his new book, the real culprit is economic warfare, with our foreign enemies exploiting our lurking financial weaknesses. In Secret Weapon, Freeman unveils how all the evidence – including motive, means, and opportunity – points to America’s foreign enemies as deliberately pushing our economy over the brink. He argues that our financial system is...
  • Weapons and Explosives Expert Publishes First Issue of Al-Qaeda Airlines

    04/13/2012 5:00:46 AM PDT · by BCW · 6 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 10 APR 2012 | 4647
    On April 7, 2012, Shumoukh forum member "'Adnan Shukri" published to the forum the first issue of a magazine titled Al-Qaeda Airlines. The 73-page magazine, compiled from various internet sources, is the work of "'Abdallah Dhu Al-Bajadin," who is known as an explosives expert on jihadi forums and who has reportedly mentored other explosives experts. His real identity is unknown.
  • Terrorist funder gets incredibly light sentence from federal judge

    04/12/2012 6:31:00 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 12 April 2012 | Unknown
    Here is an example of an irresponsible federal judge if there ever was one. Abdi Mahdi Hussein attempted to help Mohamud Abdi Yusuf send $21,000 to the Jihadist terrorist group Al Shabaab. Now he says (of course) that he had no idea where the money was supposed to go, and besides it didn’t get there. U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey bought that story and essentially let Hussein go free, with three years probation.
  • Rochester, Minnesota Terror Funder Asks to be Released from Prison While She Awaits Sentencing

    04/12/2012 6:11:39 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 8 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 12 April 2012 | Unattributed
    A Rochester woman convicted of raising money for the terrorist group al-Shabaab is asking a federal judge to let her out of jail while she awaits sentencing.
  • Against Foreign Abuses in American Courts

    04/12/2012 5:29:51 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 1 replies
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | 12 April 2012 | Quin Hillyer
    The Legislature in Alabama, the home state of perhaps the single most prominent American-born jihadi, is poised to become the latest in a line of states outlawing the application of foreign laws in American courts if those laws violate American constitutional rights. The laws are desperately needed: Confused American trial court judges are surprisingly susceptible to citations of foreign standards to excuse otherwise appalling, even criminal, behavior.
  • Nigerian Boko Haram Jihadists Using Arms Looted From Libya

    04/12/2012 4:41:49 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 12 April 2012 | Unattributed
    Regular readers of TTB may recall that we were skeptical of the revolution in Libya and were concerned that some of the arms from Qaddafi’s stockpiles might end up in the hands of terrorists. The latest reports now have looted Libyan arms transferred from Al Qaeda elements among the Libyan “rebels” into the hands of Boko Haram Jihadist terrorists, who have been slaughtering Christians in Nigeria for a few years now.
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz backs out of Islamist event after blowback

    04/12/2012 11:22:10 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 25 replies ^ | 4/11/12 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was scheduled to give the keynote address at a fundraiser hosted by an American Muslim on the Federal Terrorist Watch List, is backing out. Called out by her Republican opponent Joe Kaufman, Wasserman Schultz’s spokesman issued a statement that “there was a miscommunication, she is not speaking to the organization … we never agreed to do a fundraiser, nor this event.” But, as usual, Wasserman Schultz is lying. You can see the flyer here. The event, which was to raise funds for EMERGE USA, is to be hosted by Khurrum Wahid, an attorney who...
  • Itamar's Jewish Shepherds Attacked by Arabs on Givat Arnon

    04/12/2012 7:46:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/4/12 | Gabe Kahn & David Lev
    Two Jewish shepherds from Itamar were injured on the adjacent Arnon Hill (777) on Thursday by a gang of local Arabs wielding clubs and rocks. IDF forces were called to the scene and succeeded in dispersing the Arabs, who were still throwing stones at the shepherds. The scalp of one shepherd was torn open, while the other sustained injuries to his hands and lower body. Both received medical treatment at the scene. Samaria Council head Gershon Mesika said that the incident was a serious one. “It could have ended in a 'lynch' murder by Arabs of the two Jewish farmers....
  • Egyptian Presidential Candidate: Rise of Islam In US, US Refused to Investigate 9/11, Was Fabricated

    04/12/2012 5:11:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 4-10-12
    Special Dispatch     Text SizeA | A | A April 11, 2012 Special Dispatch No.4648 Egyptian Presidential Candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail – Whose Candidacy Is In Jeopardy Due To Mother's U.S. Citizenship – And Mother Discuss Rise of Islam In U.S., Claim U.S. Authorities Refused to Investigate 9/11, Which Was 'Fabricated' To Defame Islam – In 2004 MEMRI TV Clip Of Interview On Saudi Iqraa TV Following speculation that the mother of Islamist Egyptian presidential candidate Sheikh Hazem Salah Abu Ismail held U.S. citizenship, and his denials, Egypt's electoral commission this week confirmed that the mother, Nawwal Abd Al-Aziz...
  • ‘Extremist’ Jews and Christians Are Like Islamists?

    04/12/2012 4:51:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 12, 2012 | Joseph Puder
    - FrontPage Magazine - - ‘Extremist’ Jews and Christians Are Like Islamists?Posted By Joseph Puder On April 12, 2012 @ 12:03 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments During a recent presentation made by this writer at a meeting attended by religious leaders and held in a Universalist Unitarian Church in New Jersey, the minister/host, in response to hearing the results of a survey addressing the rise of extremist Islamism in the Middle East and elsewhere exclaimed, “There are extremist Jews and Christians too, and since we don’t have a Muslim present, you should refrain from speaking negatively about...
  • 'A Koran in every home' project makes waves

    04/11/2012 8:48:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    The Local ^ | 11 Apr 12 12:46 CET
    A project by Salafist Muslims to give away 25 million German-language Korans across the country—by mail and in town centers—has been slammed by a conservative politician, calling it a disturbance of the religious peace. “Wherever possible, this aggressive action must be stopped,” Günter Krings, a top member of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union parliamentary party, told Die Welt daily newspaper on Wednesday. “Although there is in principle nothing against the distribution of religious texts,” he said, Die Welt reported he added that the radical Salafists were disturbing the religious peace with their aggressive methods. The newspaper said that German intelligence...
  • Serial rapist's Afghan ethnicity no excuse, says judge

    04/11/2012 8:04:14 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 16 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 12th April 2012 | Norrie Ross
    A JUDGE has today rejected an Afghan refugee's claim that he raped an intoxicated and vulnerable teenager because of cultural differences. Esmatullah Sharifi, 30, was appearing in the County Court for the second time in less than three years on a charge of rape and Judge Mark Dean said his background as a traumatised Muslim refugee was no excuse. The judge said a psychologist told the court Sharifi, who came to Australia in 2001 on a temporary protection visa, had "an unclear concept of what constitutes consent in sexual relationships" in Australia. But the judge said Sharifi's background and flight...