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  • Streets Closed At Tulsa's Federal Courthouse For Suspicious Backpack

    09/24/2015 8:11:55 AM PDT · by william clark · 53 replies
    KOTV ^ | 9/24/2015 | Russell Hulstine
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Police closed streets around the federal courthouse in downtown Tulsa Thursday morning. Tulsa Police told News On 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright, three Middle Eastern men parked a car near the federal courthouse at 3rd and Denver and ran off. Police said they found a backpack in the car and are treating it as a possible bomb. Police say the backpack is in the backseat of a gold BMW. The department's bomb squad is on scene and bomb techs are not examining the backpack. Police tell Lori Fullbright the men who ran have been located and are...
  • Empire State Building turns green

    07/19/2015 8:56:31 AM PDT · by richardskeet · 29 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July, 19, 2015 | AFP
    New York’s Empire State Building was lit in green late Friday to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.
  • NO! Empire State Building refuses to light up in honor of Mother Teresa (a reminder)

    07/19/2015 9:14:08 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 21 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Adam Lisberg /
    The Empire State Building has a message for Mother Teresa - you don't deserve to be honored in lights. "As a privately owned building, ESB has a specific policy against any other lighting for religious figures or requests by religions and religious organizations," said Anthony Malkin, head of the family company that owns the building.
  • OBAMA is trying to make the Islamic holiday of Eid an official American national holiday (shortened)

    07/18/2015 7:36:38 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 41 replies
    Shoebat ^ | Jul 18, 2015
    Barack Hussein Obama wishes Muslims in America and around the world “Eid Mubarak!” or blessed Eid, praising efforts to recognize the end of Ramadan as an official national holiday. The holiday is a reminder to every American of the importance of respecting those of all faiths and beliefs,” he said in a statement that also hailed New York City’s decision to add Eid to the official school calendar. That, he said, was “an acknowledgement of the great diversity and inclusiveness that adds to the richness of our nation.” Mayor Bill de Blasio in March made New York the first major...
  • New York's Empire State lit green for Eid holiday

    07/18/2015 6:37:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Al Arabya ^ | 7/18/15
    New York’s Empire State Building was lit up green on Friday evening in celebration of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It has been reported that the famous skyscraper will glow green until it closes to the public at 2:00 am (0600 GMT), when the building traditionally turns out its lights. A spokeswomen of the building told Agence France-Presse that the skyscraper is annually lit up for Eid, stating that the tradition has been carried out “for several years now.” The Empire state Building is also known for honoring other religious holidays, turning pastel...
  • The Empire State Building Submits to Islam

    07/18/2015 7:01:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 18 Jul 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Not one day – not twenty-four hours after the Chattanooga jihad mass murder – the symbol of American individualism, capitalism, and the capital of the world, the Empire State Building, one of the foremost symbols of American freedom, celebrated the Muslim “holiday” of Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is the most violent month of the year in the Islamic world, because Ramadan is the month in which Muslims renew their devotion to Allah, and violent jihad is a supreme act of devotion to Allah. All told, 2,988 people were shot, burned, blown up, beheaded, or hacked to death...
  • De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools Calendar

    03/04/2015 8:09:54 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 03/04/2015 | CBS New York
    New York City public schools have added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced Wednesday. Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar. “We are committed to having a school calendar that reflects and honors the extraordinary diversity of our students,” said Farina. De Blasio said the change means that Muslim families won’t be forced to choose between observing the holidays and sending their kids to school....
  • Muslim holiday being ‘honored’ by Conn. school district includes animal sacrifice

    02/09/2015 8:01:33 PM PST · by blueyon · 23 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 2/9/15 | The Right Scoop
    Muslim holiday being ‘honored’ by Conn. school district includes animal sacrifice We reported on the basics of this story earlier. I felt another post was necessary for some of the specifics. According to the NY Daily News, one of the holidays that the Waterbury school district has decided to ‘honor’ is Eid al-Adha: The board voted to recognize Eid Al-Fitr, marking the end of the month of Ramadan, and Eid Al-Adha, an annual feast day, by giving observant students the day off to celebrate with their families. It also voted to instruct educators not to schedule any field trips, major...
  • Ebola: Over 1300 Nigerian soldiers on peacekeeping in Liberia quarantined

    10/10/2014 5:26:51 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 9 replies
    The Calling ^ | 10/10/14 | staff
    Edeki Osaremwinda The director of the Nigerian Army Medical Corps, Major-General Obashina Ogunbiyi has stated that the Nigerian Army have placed 1332 of its peace keeping troops in Liberia under surveillance following their contact with a Sudanese who later died of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). According to the Army medical officer who made this revelation yesterday in Abuja, the incident followed the death of a Sudanese Muslim man who had come to the camp of the soldiers to lead them in prayer during the Eid-el Fitri celebration, but developed Ebola symptoms the following day and later died. Major-General Ogunbuyi...
  • Muslim Sheep Slaughter to be Banned in Moscow During Eid al-Adha Feast

    10/01/2014 8:34:07 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Interfax ^ | 10/1/14
    Moscow, October 1, Interfax - Prayers marking the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, will begin at all Moscow mosques at 7 a.m. on October 4, a spokesman for the city's inter-regional cooperation, national policy and religious organizations department said. "Moscow authorities help Muslims religious organizations each year to organize festive services, providing security, maintenance, medical assistance and broadcasts," he said. But Muscovites and visitors have been warned that the sale and slaughter of sacrificial animals will be banned in Moscow. Sacrificial sheep will be slaughtered on farms and in slaughter houses in individual villages of the Moscow Region., the spokesman said....
  • Islamic State Holiday Greeting: "We Don't Need Any Democracy"

    08/05/2014 3:46:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 5, 2014 | Francis Martel
    The highly polished publicity wing of the terrorist group Islamic State, now trying to establish itself as a sovereign nation, continues to publish high-production videos to encourage Muslims around the world to abandon their lives and families and move to Islamic State-controlled lands in Syria and Iraq. Muslims, they say, "don't need any democracy" to be happy.
  • Obama’s Muslim Founding Fathers

    07/30/2014 5:38:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 49 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 30, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Obama’s Muslim Founding FathersPosted By Robert Spencer On July 30, 2014 @ 12:24 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 8 Comments In his message to Muslims on their holiday Eid al-Fitr, issued Sunday, Barack Obama asserted that “Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” He did not, unfortunately, provide even a single example of these “many achievements and contributions” that Muslims have made to “building the very fabric of our nation,” but he said that there were many, so they...
  • Unbelievable And Disturbing -- Obama Thanks Muslims For “Building The Very Fabric Of Our Nation”…

    07/28/2014 1:54:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 125 replies
    Reg flag news ^ | 7/27/14 | Via White House
    Via White House website: As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate. While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease. In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions...
  • Pregnant teenager alleging gang-rape charged with adultery in Sudan

    02/19/2014 4:44:03 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 February 2014 | David Smith
    Ethopian teenager says she was raped by seven men last August, and now faces possible sentence of death by stoning. ... The woman is charged with adultery, although she denied the charges and is pleading not guilty on the basis that the sexual act was against her will. Her attempt to make a complaint of rape has been denied on the technicality that she is under investigation on other charges and she should have complained at the time of the incident. Her request for bail has been denied by the attorney general. "The intention to place culpability on the part...
  • Montgomery County (Maryland Freak State) School Board to Vote on Making Eid a School Holiday

    11/12/2013 3:33:46 PM PST · by central_va · 15 replies
    wmal radio ^ | 7:16AM Tuesday November 12, 2013 | wmal
    Muslim groups may be out of luck, in getting Islamic religious holidays included in the upcoming Montgomery County school calendar. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO A REPORT BY WMALSchool board members are scheduled to consider next year's calendar at their meeting today. And school officials are ready to present a report showing only a small uptick in absenteeism on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Adding a holiday to the school calendar typically requires a showing that large numbers of students and faculty will take the day off. Schooll officials say they can't simply declare a "day off" for a...
  • What Eid Teaches Moderate Muslims and Their Kids

    10/22/2013 4:35:59 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 October 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Two days ago 15 October - the date changes every year - was the wonderful Islamic festival of Eid-ul-Adha, celebrated by Muslims worldwide by sacrificing fully conscious animals. Of course, considering that this is a multi-million-animal slaughter - on Eid, 7.5 million animals are sacrificed every year in Pakistan alone -, by the theory of probability some incident or another is bound to happen. Like this in Gaza, where some poor, oppressed (sob) Palestinians showed their great kindness of heart - why, they would never hurt an Israeli, promise - when, not content with simply butchering the animals, started torturing...
  • Carr: Gov gets message out with ‘holiday’ greeting (wished Muslims a ‘blessed Eid al-Adha,’)

    10/16/2013 7:29:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 16, 2013 | Howie Carr
    When it comes to Christmas, Gov. Deval Patrick is a “happy holidays” kind of guy.I mean, if the bar exam had had a political correctness section on it, it wouldn’t have taken Deval three tries to pass it. As you know, it’s important never, ever to mention the name of a Christian holiday, because you might offend somebody.
  • Eid animal slaughter funds Pakistan terror groups

    10/15/2013 6:43:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/15/2013 | Jon Boone
    Huge numbers of goats, cows and even camels will be slaughtered in Pakistani on Wednesday homes to mark the Islamic holy day of Eid al-Adha. The sacrificial offering of around 6m animals will allow families to fulfil a religious duty, guarantee some much appreciated meat handouts to the poor and provide nearly half of the annual requirement of the country's leather industry. It will also generate an extraordinary cash windfall for some of Pakistan's most dangerous militant groups. Thinly disguised front organisations have been gearing up to compete against each other and legitimate charities to collect as many animal skins...
  • Muslim families push Montgomery County for school holiday to mark Eid al-Adha

    10/15/2013 2:31:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/14/2013
    Muslim families in Montgomery County are pushing to make the Islamic holy day Eid al-Adha a full-fledged school holiday. Muslim leaders have started a petition in recent weeks and have won support from some elected leaders and religious groups. Montgomery County has a growing Islamic population, though there are no county or census figures on the Muslim community. This year, the Eid al-Adha holiday falls on Tuesday. Some families plan to keep their children home from school, even though they will miss classes and sporting events. But they point out that school is closed for Christmas, Good Friday, Easter and...
  • U.S. President Barack Obama Greets Muslims on Eid

    08/10/2013 6:17:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sent their warmest greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr around the world, calling it "part of a great tapestry of America's many traditions." "Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid-al-Fitr in the United States and around the world," Obama said in his message. "For millions of Americans, Eid is part of a great tapestry of America's many traditions, and I wish all Muslims a blessed and joyful celebration. Eid Mubarak," Obama said. Eid is being celebrated on Thursday in the Arab world and most of the East...