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  • Christians vs. Muslims in Modern Egypt: The Century-Long Struggle for Coptic Equality(Book Review)

    04/07/2005 1:51:27 AM PDT · by Stoat · 3 replies · 1,053+ views
    First Things ^ | March 2005 | Robert W. Shaffern
    Let My People Go  Christians versus Muslims in Modern Egypt: The Century-Long Struggle for Coptic EqualityBy S. S. HasanOxford University Press. 320 pp. $49.95.Reviewed by Robert W. ShaffernSana Hasan, an Egyptian scholar best known for her Enemy in the Promised Land, has written another important book in Christians versus Muslims in Modern Egypt—a book in which she honestly confronts the sorry condition of Christians in Egypt, where the “problems faced by the Christian minority are for many . . . a taboo subject.” Hasan courageously describes the discrimination and harm often visited upon one of Christianity’s oldest communions—the Coptic...
  • 100 UC Irvine faculty members ask district attorney to drop charges against Muslim students

    02/09/2011 12:04:16 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Feb. 9, 2011
    A group of 100 faculty members at UC Irvine signed a letter asking the Orange County district attorney to drop criminal charges against 11 Muslim students who disrupted a speech by the Israeli ambassador to the United States. The group, including five deans, said the Muslim Student Union was wrong to disrupt the speech last year by Ambassador Michael Oren but that the students and the group had already been disciplined by the university. Orange County prosecutors announced last week they were charging the students with two misdemeanor counts, including conspiracy to disrupt the speech. If convicted, each faces up...
  • Saakashvili Thanks Vatican for 'Steadfast Support'

    12/27/2010 4:57:54 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Civil Georgia ^ | December 26, 2010
    Speaking in the Catholic church in Tbilisi on December 25, President Saakashvili thanked the Holy Sea for "steadfast support" to Georgia's territorial integrity. "I am especially grateful - and I have told it to Pope Benedict XVI [at a meeting in May, 2010] – for Vatican’s steadfast support to Georgia’s freedom, independence, and territorial integrity," said Saakashvili, who congratulated the Catholic community on Christmas. Saakashvili also said: "I want to assure you that each of you should count on the support, love and assistance of the Georgian state." "Georgian Catholics are an integral part of Georgian history and an important...
  • The Open Racism of the Future (?) State of Palestine [Apartheid Palestine]

    12/14/2010 3:39:35 PM PST · by PRePublic · 4 replies
    SPME ^ | Oct. 28, 2010 | Shmuel Trigano
    SHMUEL TRIGANO: THE OPEN RACISM OF THE FUTURE STATE OF PALESTINE By Shmuel Trigano, Paris University Published in: Original Submission to SPME Faculty Forum October 28, 2010 During a meeting with the Egyptian press in Cairo at the beginning of August, Mahmud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, and the man on whom the United States and Europe have placed all of their hopes for peace, revealed what was at the back of his mind with regard to the Jews and the nature of the regime he plans to set up in the future State of Palestine. The official demands...
  • Princeton students nix alternative hummus brand (Israel)

    12/07/2010 7:22:23 AM PST · by La Lydia · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2010
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- Princeton University students voted down a referendum by a pro-Palestine student group calling for the Ivy League university to expand its hummus offerings, the school's student government said Friday. It was a quirky campus vote about a chickpea dip that delved into international relations. The student group Princeton Committee for Palestine wanted university-run stores to sell an additional brand, arguing that Sabra, the only brand currently offered, supports human rights abuses. Sabra is based in Queens, N.Y., and Richmond, Va. Company officials say the firm makes donations only to charities in North America - and not to...
  • DHIMMITUDE DOCUMENTARY: Jewish communities in the Arab world. The life of Dhimmi’s under Islam.

    12/05/2010 9:25:47 AM PST · by damonw · 2 replies
    The Religion of Peace ^ | 12/04/10 | Damon
    Before 1948 an estimated 900,000 Jews lived in what we now know as the Arab states. Since then, the vast majority have left, forcibly in many cases, bringing the total down to fewer than 8,000. The conflict with Israel has undoubtedly been a major factor in this. The history of Jewish communities in the Arab world is not widely known and tends to be denied or played down by Arabs, often for political reasons.
  • Jury clears Christians who dared to preach to U.S. Muslims

    10/01/2010 12:29:47 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 21 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 27 September 2010 | Bob Unruh
    Jurors in Michigan have rejected the concept of a "dhimmi" status for Christians, ruling that four evangelists who went to an Arab festival not just to be present but to "change minds" did not commit a breach of peace as police had claimed. The word comes from the Thomas More Law Center, which defended the four Christians after they were charged for being at an Arab festival June 18 in Dearborn, Mich. The verdict came from a jury of six Dearborn residents late Friday, who concluded that Nabeel Qureshi, Paul Rezkalla, Negeen Mayel and David Wood were not guilty of...
  • New Muslim Comic Book Superhero on the Way

    09/26/2010 10:16:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/26/2010 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    An early sketch shows a boy in a wheelchair who later becomes the Silver ScorpionComic book fans will soon be getting their first glimpse at an unlikely new superhero — a Muslim boy in a wheelchair with superpowers. The new superhero is the brainchild of a group of disabled young Americans and Syrians who were brought together last month in Damascus by the Open Hands Intiative, a non-profit organization founded by U.S. philanthropist and businessman Jay T. Snyder. The superhero's appearance hasn't been finalized, but an early sketch shows a Muslim boy who lost his legs in a landmine accident...
  • Dear Editor: Nothing Wrong With Taking Kids To A Mosque

    09/22/2010 10:09:35 AM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2010 | Stella Paul
    Who cares if Wellesley public school middle students were taken on a field trip to a Boston mosque, supposedly to study mosque architecture, and the boys wound up prostrate on the floor, worshipping Allah? It was good for them, because they learned to relax! So just stop worrying about the Constitution, already. Islamic worship can be meditative. Try it sometime. So says a self-described "atheist leader of a church youth group," whose letter to the Boston Globe is today's winner of the Grand Prize Dhimmi Award! Congratulations for leading the way in cheerful submission to our new Islamic overlords. Here's...
  • Christians tried for breaking Ramadan fast

    09/21/2010 10:54:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    afp ^ | September 21, 2010
    Two Algerian Christians have been tried for breaking Ramadan fasting rules, with hundreds of people protesting outside the courtroom against judicial authorities. Hocine Hocini, 44, and Salem Fellak, 34, were arrested on August 13 on the building site where they worked in the northern region of Kabylie after they were spotted eating lunch. The pair admit to eating but insist it happened in a discreet place. Muslims are not allowed to eat during daylight hours during the Ramadan holy month. In Algeria breaking the fast can be punished with three months in jail. The ministry of religious affairs says there...
  • Public school children forced to pray to Allah

    09/16/2010 1:38:53 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 16, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    Shocking video was released today by Americans for Peace and Tolerance: [video] The video was taken inside the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center - Boston's controversial Saudi-funded mega-mosque - during a Wellesley Middle School social studies trip to the mosque, ostensibly taken to learn about the history of Islam first-hand. Yet the video reveals that the students are being blatantly mis-educated about Islam. A mosque spokesperson is seen teaching the children that in Mohammed's 7th century Arabia women were allowed to vote, while in America women only gained that right a hundred years ago. This seems to be an...
  • NJ Transit was right to can Koran-burning creep Derek Fenton, says Gov. Chris Christie

    09/16/2010 12:03:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 46 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09.16.10 | Pete Donohue
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday backed the controversial firing of a transit worker who burned pages of the Koran outside a planned mosque near Ground Zero.NJTransit fired assistant train coordinator Derek Fenton Monday, just two days after he ripped pages from the Koran and torched them with a lighter on the ninth anniversary of 9/11."We're supportive of the action taken by NJTransit," Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak told the Daily News.But one New Jersey state senator defended Fenton's constitutional right to free speech and criticized his firing.Fenton was not in uniform and apparently not on the clock when he...
  • Supreme Court Justice Breyer Open to Banning Koran Burning

    09/14/2010 6:19:55 AM PDT · by kristinn · 347 replies · 3+ views
    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 | Kristinn
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has expressed a willingness to ban protesters from burning the Koran as the modern day equivalent of shouting fire in a crowded theater.The Supreme Court has ruled burning the American flag in protest is protected speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution.Breyer spoke to George Stephanopoulos on ABC's Good Morning America today:But Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told me on "GMA" that he's not prepared to conclude that -- in the internet age -- the First Amendment condones Koran burning.“Holmes said it doesn’t mean you can shout 'fire' in a crowded theater,” Breyer...
  • Are Amish and Muslims exempt from Obamacare mandates?

    09/11/2010 11:48:57 AM PDT · by Undocumented_capitalist · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 09/11/2010 | Drew Zahn
    The recent health-care reform legislation carries a controversial mandate that all Americans obtain health insurance, but careful study of the passed law reveals there are some groups – the Amish, for example – that can obtain an exemption. For devout Muslims, however, whose religious beliefs forbid purchasing insurance...
  • Would a Muslim burn the Bible? {CNN Lies and Says "NO"}

    09/11/2010 5:27:50 AM PDT · by drpix · 49 replies
    religion.blogs.cnn.com ^ | 9/10/11 | John Blake
    If you’re trying to understand what burning a Quran would look like to a Muslim, consider this: “For Christians, Jesus is the word of God. For Muslims, the Quran is the word of God. Imagine someone burning Jesus,” says Emad El-Din Shahin, a religion professor at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. - - clip - - The Quran teaches Muslims to respect the sacred books of Christians and Jews as well, says Chris van Gorder, a religion professor at Baylor University in Texas. “To burn a holy Quran for a Muslim is to throw down a gauntlet,” he...
  • City Council Meetings to Begin with Muslim Prayers (Hartford)

    09/07/2010 4:09:50 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 108 replies
    nbcconnecticut ^ | Sep 7, 2010 | BOB CONNORS
    City Council Meetings to Begin with Muslim Prayers By BOB CONNORS Updated 6:50 PM EDT, Tue, Sep 7, 2010 In the wake of the battle over a mosque at Ground Zero, a move by Hartford City Council is sure to have its critics. The Council announced Tuesday that it has invited local imams to perform Islamic invocations at the beginning of the Council meetings in September. Though meetings don't regularly begin with any form of prayer, an email from the Common Council called it "an act of solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters." The email even referenced the ongoing...
  • Bloomberg: ‘100 Percent’ of 9/11 Families Support Ground Zero Mosque

    08/28/2010 12:00:13 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 28, 2010 | Nathan Burchfiel
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg might consider checking out the polls. He's under the impression 100 percent of 9/11 families support building the Ground Zero Mosque at the current planned location. "The family members, they do care," Bloomberg told "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart Aug. 26. "And the family members that I've talked to - and I'm chairman of the board of the World Trade Center Memorial - 100 percent in favor of saying, ‘These people, if they want to build a mosque, can build a mosque. The lives of our loved ones were taken because the right...
  • Scary fanatics like Newt Gingrich turn Ground Zero mosque debate into ugly, stupid spectacle

    08/23/2010 12:39:53 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 84 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, August 23rd 2010 | Mike Lupica
    In the rain of Sunday morning they took to the streets of lower Manhattan, both sides of a mosque debate that will begin to slow down soon like a car running out of gas. There were a thousand or so people there, some supporting the building of a mosque at Park Place and more opposing it, carrying signs about freedom and religion, speaking for God and about America at a place where just about every religion in the world lost someone on Sept. 11, 2001. Somehow, even as this played out, the shouting back and forth near what they all...
  • Pelosi Tells America to Shut Up on Ground Zero Mosque

    08/19/2010 1:03:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 195 replies · 1+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | August 19, 2010 | Chris Battle
    Nancy Pelosi had some choice words for the American public yesterday: Shut up. If you’ve got an opinion about the N.Y. mosque controversy, better keep it to yourself or you could end up under investigation in the House Star Chamber. Pelosi says she wants to know how opposition to the mosque is being “ginned up.” She wants to know who’s funding this anger. She wants to know what the hell is wrong with the 61 percent of Americans who evidently disagree with her views. (Her disingenuous view being that this is a “zoning issue” only and all the national controversy...
  • Obama's Islamic America

    08/12/2010 5:45:49 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2010 | Editorial
    President Obama says Islam has always been part of America, which raises the question, does the president know something about American history that we don't?... Most puzzling is the president's claim that "Islam has always been part of America." Islam had no influence on the origins and development of the United States. It contributed nothing to early American political culture, art, literature, music or any other aspect of the early nation. Throughout most of American history, the Muslim world was perceived as remote, alien and belligerent. Perhaps the president was thinking about the Barbary Pirates and their role in the...