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  • Suspected Islamic militants abduct 100 female students from school in northeast Nigeria

    04/15/2014 11:15:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    AP ^ | ‎4‎/‎15‎/‎2014‎ | HARUNA UMAR
    Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck, ... Islamic extremists have been abducting girls to use as cooks and sex slaves. Insurgents from the Boko Haram terrorist network are blamed for attacks that have killed more than 1,500 people this year alone. The group — whose name means "Western education is forbidden" — has targeted schools, mosques, churches, villages and agricultural centers in increasingly indiscriminate attacks. They have also made daring raids on military barracks and...
  • Saudi Sheikh Issues Fatwa Against ... Food Buffets

    03/13/2014 7:18:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Riyadh Connect ^ | Mar 13, 2014 | Riyadh Connect
    Saudi scholar says buffet meals are Haram A member of the Standing Committee of the Council of Senior Scholars, Sheikh Saleh bin Abdullah Al-Fawzan, said that buffets offered at restaurants are haram. The basis of his statement was that buffet meals have a fixed price, but the quantity of food that can be consumed is unknown or unlimited. According to Sabq news, the senior scholar said that the quantity of food and the price of the meals must be clear and known. He was responding to a listener‘s question about buffets on Holy Quran Radio. “One must not simply go...
  • Canada: Muslim Cabbies Refuse Blind With Dogs

    12/12/2013 10:57:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    INN ^ | 12/13/2013, 12:14 AM | Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar
    In Saskatoon, Canada, Muslim taxi drivers are refusing to give rides to blind people with seeing-eye dogs. The drivers have been citing religious grounds, saying dogs are considered “unclean” animals in Islam. […] Muslim antagonism towards dogs is not a new thing in Canada. In 2012, Toronto police arrested a Jew after he shoved back a Muslim who had punched him for not moving his “unclean” dog further away from Muslim women during an anti-Israel rally. …
  • Bodies Pour In as Nigeria Hunts for Islamists

    05/08/2013 5:56:20 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 5/7/13 | Adam Nossiter
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A fresh load of battered corpses arrived, 29 of them in a routine delivery by the Nigerian military to the hospital morgue here. Past Coverage of Boko Haram in Nigeria Unexpectedly, three bodies started moving. “They were not properly shot,” recalled a security official here. “I had to call the J.T.F.” — the military’s joint task force — “and they gunned them down.” It was a rare oversight. Large numbers of bodies, sometimes more than 60 in a day, are being brought by the Nigerian military to the state hospital, according to government, health and security officials,...
  • Report: British Islamic Charity Accused of Funding Boko Haram Terrorists

    11/30/2012 11:46:46 AM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    gateway ^ | November 30, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    The Nigerian based Boko Haram Islamist group is responsible for over 900 deaths. Members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the 2011 Christmas day bomb blasts in Madalla, Niger State and Jos, the plateau state capital, that left 28 people dead... Now there is a report that a British Islamic charity is funding Boko Haram... The UK authorities are looking into an alleged possible link between a British charity organization and the Nigerian Boko Haram extremist Islamist group. The UK Charity Commission (CC) has confirmed, for the first time, that it is talking to different departments, regarding...
  • Nigeria Boko Haram commander Ibn Saleh Ibrahim 'killed'

    11/18/2012 6:56:06 AM PST · by csvset · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 November 2012 | Staff
    Nigeria's military has killed a top commander of militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, an army spokesman has said. Ibn Saleh Ibrahim was killed in an exchange of fire with six of his lieutenants, the spokesman added. An unknown number of civilians are said to have been killed in the crossfire, says a BBC reporter in Nigeria. Boko Haram, which has killed hundreds of people since 2009, has not commented on Mr Ibrahim's reported death. The group's founding leader, Mohammed Yusuf, was killed by security forces in July 2009. 'War hero' Boko Haram is now...
  • Malay Muslim clerics firm on ban on Christian-rooted poco-poco dance ( Malaysia )

    04/24/2011 8:56:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    ANI ^ | Apr 24, 2011
    Islamic clerics in Malaysia are firm on their ban on 'poco-poco' a popular dance form, claimed of having Christian roots, despite the country's National Fatwa Council's decision to allow the dance. ... Zakaria had announced that the dance was 'haram'. He further said that research showed the cross-shaped movement, normally associated with Christianity, could clearly be seen in the dance. Zakaria said that this dance form has been originated from a ritual dance often practiced in Jamaica while the word "poco" referred to a kind of wild dance performed while possessed by "ancestral spirits".
  • Women learn self-defence to fight back against harassment in Cairo

    12/06/2009 9:27:05 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies · 682+ views
    The Times ^ | December 5, 2009
    “Your body language has to be strong,” ... “The moment they start trouble, you send a harsh message letting them know that their behaviour is not acceptable.” Her class, which meets once a week in the upper-class Cairo neighbourhood of Maadi, is one of dozens that has been started across Cairo... All the women said that they faced harassment daily. “I thought it was so normal for us to take this abuse. We’ve let the men get away with it for too long,” ... She decided to learn how to defend herself after a man tried to grope her on...
  • Warning bells in Britain (British report on Muslim attitude to democracy alarming)

    02/01/2007 12:13:16 PM PST · by Dark Skies · 13 replies · 1,144+ views
    Ynetnews.com ^ | 2/1/2007 | Guy Bechor
    An important and interesting report by an independent think-tank released in Britain Monday has found that young Muslims are heading toward religious extremism. This is not just a warning bell, it is a thunderous one, but Europeans are unable to take action lest they be accused of not being liberal. On the contrary, the main lessons drawn from the British research is one of self–flagellation, with Brits asking what they did wrong and why they had discriminated against the Muslim community. The research was based, among other things, on a survey conducted among the Muslim population that showed 37 percent...
  • (Australia) Taxi sex alert on migrants

    02/01/2007 10:34:04 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 20 replies · 847+ views
    News.com.au ^ | January 25, 2007
    <p>IMMIGRANTS may have to wait a year to get a taxi licence after police revealed that almost all of the suspects in 24 reported driver sex assaults since June were newcomers to Australia.</p> <p>The Taxi Council of SA also wants to educate immigrant applicants about "the Australian way of life" before they get behind the wheel, amid fears that cultural differences are linked to the problem.</p>