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  • Watch: Berlin Imam Prays for the Annihilation of Jews

    07/20/2014 9:59:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 7/21/2014, 5:46 AM | Elad Benari
    An imam in the German capital, Berlin, recently gave a sermon in which he expressed support for Gaza and called for “the annihilation of Jews”. […] “Oh Allah, destroy the Zionist Jews. They are no challenge for you,” he continued. “Count them and kill them to the very last one. Don’t spare a single one of them. Shake the ground beneath their feet. Make them suffer terribly. Deflect their bullets. Disperse them. They behave tyranically all over the world and spread corruption.” …
  • Reagan Republican Honors Ground Zero Mosque Imam

    07/06/2014 6:30:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | July 3, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    President Ronald Reagan’s former National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane recently honored Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, tainting his former boss’s legacy in so doing. Making matters worse is that Abubaker Y. Ahmed Al Shingieti, the Vice President of the organization that hosted the event was for years a high ranking henchman in Sudan’s terrorist regime and is today a stealth jihadist who leads a Muslim Brotherhood front group. Last year, it was reported that McFarlane may have illegally represented the government of Sudan and that the FBI seized documents in a raid of his apartment. One of the...
  • What Did the Imam Really Say? [At the Vatican with the Pope]

    06/13/2014 5:46:16 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 30 replies
    Fr. Z/ WDTPRS ^ | 06/13/14 | Fr. Z
    What Did the Imam Really Say? Posted on 13 June 2014 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf You probably know that, during the prayer for peace event in the garden’s behind St. Peter’s basilica, held by Pope Francis with the leaders of Israel, Palestinians and also the Ecumenical Patriarch, one of the invited guests, an Imam, reportedly prayed for Allah to grant victory over infidels.“No, he didn’t!”, say some.  ”Yes, he did!”, say others.I read at Gates of Vienna: In his own words in the end he asked god to assist those in the state of weakness. He said intasar al mustaDaafin fil ArD...
  • Mike Rogers to keynote event honoring ‘Ground Zero Imam’

    05/28/2014 3:25:03 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | May 28, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Mike Rogers, the House Intel Committee chairman and future Cumulus radio host, will be the keynote speaker at an event honoring the man who wanted to build a mosque next to Ground Zero, Feisal Abdul Rauf: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) has committed another blunder that may threaten his talk radio career before he even starts. According to a Breitbart News column by Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney, Rogers will be the keynote speaker at an event held by The International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD), an organization with extensive ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The dinner’s guests...
  • Aussie Cops Arrest Muslim Imam for Marrying Off 12-Year-Old Girl

    02/14/2014 1:34:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/14/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    How was he to know it was wrong? The Imam was from Pakistan where raping children is a routine fact of life. Police have arrested and charged a Muslim imam accused of conducting the marriage of a 12-year-old girl in the Hunter Valley this year. Imam Muhammad Riaz Tasawar, from Pakistan, will face court in April.The Muslim cleric had come to Australia on an employment visa sponsored by The Islamic Centre of Newcastle. He worked at the center for four years before news of the illegal union spread.Detectives from the Child Abuse Squad arrested the 35-year-old Pakistan-born man outside Parramatta...
  • New York City Mayor-Elect De Blasio Appoints “Transition Imam” Who Helped Raise Money for Hamas

    11/28/2013 2:28:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Bill de Blasio has appointed his transition committee and it includes Imam Khalid Latif. Latif is one of the cleaner faces of CAIR. He was a chaplain at Princeton and now NYU. Bloomberg appointed him to be a police chaplain and he’s won interfaith awards.He’s young enough and savvy enough to play the moderate role really well. You won’t catch him shouting “Death to America” or “We are all Osama” when the cameras are off. And his presence as a CAIR board member will be overlooked by most. In 2006, when deadly protests broke out in the Muslim world...
  • Slashing: bloodied Shi’ite Muslims flagellate themselves to mark the death of the Prophet’s grandson

    11/16/2013 4:36:21 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 November 2013
    Imam Hussein was killed by armies of the Yazid near Karbala in 680 AD. Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan have day as national holiday. Blood-covered young men swarm into the streets as part of a religious procession in Pakistan. Children also take part in the gory ritual self-flagellation which is held ahead of Ashura on the ninth day of Muharram in Peshawar. Shi'a Muslims all over the world pay their respects with the flowing of their blood as they mourn the slaying and martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad.
  • Muslim Imam in Tennessee: Christians & Jews are “Most Evil of All Evils”, Muslims May Take Property

    11/10/2013 4:39:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/10/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    **SNIP** Also Yasir Qadhi was the teacher of the Underwear Bomber. And a member of the Muslim Students Association. These days he teaches in the Religious Studies Department of Rhodes College, in Memphis, Tennessee. **SNIP** The life and property of a (non-muslim) becomes “halal” (officially allowed by Sharia) while in a state of Jihad… And I quoted the Hadith before, “I have been commanded to fight the people until they say (declaration of Islamic faith). When they say (conversion to Islam) their property becomes protected from them. Which means if they don’t… their life and property are Halal (free for...
  • Imams of Sacramento's two biggest mosques declare music forbidden by Muhammad

    06/16/2013 9:20:48 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    "It's a chain reaction – when people listen to music, they ask for alcohol, which will lead to adultery." Yep. Happens every time. "Music has magic, it gets in your blood and makes you want to get up and dance and forget your personality. Your butt is shaking and she's going to get up and her butt is going to shake – where is the religion then?" Where indeed? That's why Muhammad -- and Lenin -- hated music. Anyway, this Muslim music festival is going to go on, even though the imams are against music. But what is striking is...
  • TrentoVision 5.9.13 - Navy SEAL Extortion 17 EXPOSED - Obama Failures

    05/09/2013 7:41:35 PM PDT · by Iscool · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/09/2013 | National Press Club, Washington DC
    Navy SEAL Extortion 17 EXPOSED - Obama Failures Sick Video: Obama Has Islamic Iman Curse Dead Soldiers at Their Memorial Service (Seal Team VI)
  • Imam Connected to Suspected Bomber's Mosque Pulled as Speaker at Marathon Memorial

    04/20/2013 11:23:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/2o/13 | staff
    According to reports, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev attended the Islamic Society of Boston mosque in Cambridge, MA. The Islamic Society of Boston’s website states the mosque’s sister organization is the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. They are both subordinate to the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a known US Muslim Brotherhood associate and an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Trial.
  • South Florida Imam Hafiz Khan Convicted in Pakistani Taliban Case

    03/04/2013 4:57:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Monday, Mar 4, 2013
    77-year-old convicted of giving financial support to TalibanAn elderly Muslim cleric was convicted Monday of funneling thousands of dollars to support the Pakistani Taliban terror organization, which is blamed for suicide bombings and other attacks that have killed both Americans and Pakistanis. The jury returned its verdict after the two-month trial of Hafiz Khan, the 77-year-old imam at a downtown Miami mosque. Khan was found guilty of all four charges: two conspiracy counts and two counts of providing material support to terrorists. "Despite being an imam, or spiritual leader, Hafiz Khan was by no means a man of peace," said...
  • San Diego jury convicts 4 Somali immigrants of providing to support to terrorist group

    02/22/2013 9:33:19 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | 2_22 | AP
    Those convicted Friday include 40-year-old Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, who prosecutors said used his connections as a popular imam at a mosque in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood to raise money for the group. The other defendants were two San Diego taxi drivers, 36-year-old Basaaly Saeed Moalin and 56-year-old Issa Doreh, and 37-year-old Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud of Anaheim, whose financial transfer business Shidaal Express was used to route the money, prosecutors said. Government attorneys played tapes of telephone calls, many of them between Moalin and the late Aden Hashi Ayrow, who was among the top leaders of al-Shabaab until he...
  • Donor, Citing Fraud, Sues Imam Tied to Mosque Near Ground Zero

    02/05/2013 7:17:54 PM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05 February 2013 | Sharon Otterman
    The imam and former spiritual leader of an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero is accused in a new lawsuit of defrauding donors to his nonprofit organizations of millions of dollars, using the money for personal real estate, lavish trips and a luxury sports car. The suit against the imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, was filed on Monday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan by Robert Leslie Deak, a major donor to the imam’s nonprofit organizations, the Cordoba Initiative and the American Society for Muslim Advancement. Mr. Deak said in the suit that he donated $167,000 between 2006 and...
  • NJ Hamas Imam Calls on Obama to Imprison Islam Critics

    09/23/2012 2:59:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 67 replies
    Front Page ^ | 9/23/12 | Daniel Greenfield
    The levels of irony here are overwhelming. Imam Qatanani is a confessed Hamas member and terrorist supporter whom the government attempted to deport and would have been back in Hamastine if not for the intervention of prominent and prominently corrupt New Jersey politicians. And now the Imam from Paterstine is calling on the Department of Homeland Security to go after anyone who offends Muslims. Only in New Jersey, or maybe Illinois, Michigan and California. (via Jihad Watch and Robert Spencer) Mohammad Qatanani, who leads one of the largest mosques in New Jersey – even believes free speech that criticizes Islam...
  • Video: Christie Says “Bigots” Attacking Him on Radical Islam

    08/08/2012 1:11:34 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 38 replies
    Familysecuritymatters.com ^ | 07AUG12 | Ryan Mauro
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, often described as a "rock star" in the Republican Party, has finally addressed the criticism of his courtship of Islamists. On July 24, Christie held an Iftar dinner at the Governor's Mansion, attended by Imam Mohammad Qatanani, a Hamas-linked cleric whose deportation is sought by the Department of Homeland Security. Christie reiterated his support for Qatanani and made the case to his Muslim audience that he is their ally by ridiculing the "bigots" attacking him. Christie opens by talking about the attacks on "our relationship" (between him and, as he would characterize it, the Muslim...
  • New Jersey imam, member of Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, "taken aback" that his mosque was under

    07/10/2012 9:19:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/10/12 | Robert
    And of course the Record has no clue, and portrays Qatanani as an innocent victim, Yet investigative journalist Daniel Greenfield reports that “despite the fact that Mohammed Qatanani was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization that is behind both al-Qaeda and Hamas, despite his own guilty plea to being a member of Hamas, and despite the fact that even in the United States, he had defended a charity that provided funds to children of suicide bombers (this is done as an incentive to reassure terrorists that if they die their families will be taken care of), Qatanani was...
  • Ready for a National Holiday for .. Muhammad's Birthday ? He is..

    03/08/2012 4:38:21 PM PST · by cakid1 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    cbs47 ^ | 3-8-12
    Ready for a National Holiday for .. Muhammad's Birthday ? An iman from New York is ready for it. In New York an imam says he wants to make the April 26th a National Holiday celebrating the Muslim prophet Muhammad. Mohammad Abdul Qayyoom - says he wants April the 26th declared a federal holiday, "so that we can enjoy this day like the joy of Christmas."
  • Vatican Prepares Legal Action Against Benetton Over Ad Showing Pope Kissing Imam

    11/17/2011 8:47:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/17/2011
    ROME – The Vatican said Thursday it would take legal action against Benetton after the Italian fashion label used a photo purportedly showing Pope Benedict XVI kissing a leading imam in a publicity campaign. The Vatican "has instructed its lawyers, in Italy and abroad, to take appropriate action" to prevent the circulation of the image, including in the mass media, it said in a statement. The image offended "not only the dignity of the Pope and the Catholic Church, but also the sensibilities of believers," the statement added. The picture, used in the company's "Unhate" publicity campaign, showed the pope...
  • Imam found guilty of abusing young girls ( UK )

    10/15/2011 9:55:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Swindon Advertiser ^ | 15th October 2011 | Scott D'Arcy
    A ‘DESPICABLE’ paedophile who abused three girls when he was an Imam at a town centre mosque has been convicted by a jury. Ebrahim Yusuf Kazi, 67, was found guilty of five counts of indecent assault on three girls aged under the age of 13. The offences took place between 1979 and 1986 at Broad Street Mosque, where Kazi was an Imam before moving to Gloucester. The victims have been praised by the police for their bravery in coming forward and one victim told the Adver she will come face-to-face with him at court next month to see him sentenced....
  • Obama News Conference (Hussein Worship Today, 11:30am EDT)

    06/29/2011 6:52:04 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 220 replies
    Hotlanta Urinal-Constipation ^ | 6/28/11 | Jamie Dupree
    ...Obama will hold a news conference on Wednesday morning at 11:30am EDT, giving reporters the chance to ask....
  • Egyptian imam: "When I want a sex slave, I just go to the market and choose the woman I like...

    06/12/2011 4:07:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/12/11 | Robert
    This is the second Islamic spokesman to speak out in favor of sex slavery in recent days. And that should come as no surprise: taking women captive and enslaving them as concubines is sanctioned by the Qur'an: "And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess. It is a decree of Allah for you." -- Qur'an 4:24 "Video: Shaykh al-Huwayni: 'When I want a sex slave, I just go to the market and choose the woman I like and purchase her,'" from Translating Jihad, June 11: After Egyptian Shaykh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni's controversial comments...
  • American Muslim clerics sign up for evolution

    05/30/2011 9:16:00 PM PDT · by Palter · 54 replies
    NS ^ | 27 May 2011 | Andy Coghlan
    Almost 13,000 Christian clergy have done it. Nearly 500 Jewish rabbis have too. Now, Islamic teachers, or imams, have begun signing an open letter declaring that there is no clash between their religious faith and evolution. The Imam Letter, launched this week in the US, is the latest challenge to fundamentalists of the three Abrahamic religions who reject evolution in favour of creationism. The Clergy Letter was launched in 2006 and now has 12,725 signatures, followed three years ago by the Rabbi Letter, which has 476 signatures. Like its predecessors, the Imam Letter explains why it's OK for believers to...
  • Another Imam Guilty: Convicted of Plotting to Blow up JFK Airport

    05/27/2011 10:44:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 5/27/11 | pamela geller
    Just like the imam guilty of aiding the jihadis plotting to blow up the New York City Subway system on the anniversary of September 11th, here we have another pious man of the quran convicted in the Kennedy Airport terror plot, "ONE OF THE MOST CHILLING PLOTS IMAGINABLE." "He had a vision that would make the WTC attack seem small." Every act of jihad, occurring daily throughout the world, has the imprimatur of a Muslim cleric. The problem is Islam. Imam from Trinidad convicted of planning attack on JFK airport New York (CNN) -- Trinidad native Kareem Ibrahim was convicted...
  • Radical Muslim cleric returns to Australia

    03/28/2011 4:00:59 PM PDT · by americanophile · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/15/2011 | JTA
    SYDNEY, Australia -- A radical Muslim cleric who described Jews as “pigs” and is accused of inciting terrorism has returned to Australia to preach after years in exile. Sheik Feiz Mohammed, a Sydney native, was told in 2007 by then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd that he was “not welcome here” after an inflammatory DVD series emerged in which he is quoted saying that “We want to have children and offer them as soldiers defending Islam. Teach them this: There is nothing more beloved to me than wanting to die as a mujahid [holy warrior].” Media reports this week said Mohammed was...
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
    BULLETIN -- NEW YORK POLICE AND FBI RAID HOMES IN QUEENS IN TERRORISM INVESTIGATION.6 minutes ago from BNO Headquarters
  • Germany strips Egyptian imam of asylum rights over hate speech

    03/10/2011 10:29:11 AM PST · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Trend ^ | March 10 2011 | Deutsche Presse-Argentur
    Muenster, Germany - An Egyptian-born imam lost a court fight Wednesday to stave off his expulsion from Germany after he was accused of preaching hatred towards Christians and Jews. The superior administrative tribunal in Muenster, northern Germany, agreed to a federal government demand to strip his political asylum. A lower tribunal must now review whether to order his actual deportation to Egypt. His lawyer said he would appeal, adding, 'This may take years.' Germany ordered him stripped of asylum rights in 2006 but the Muslim preacher fought the order in the courts. He has filed papers insisting that he ceased...
  • I need some help/advice for tomorrow

    02/26/2011 7:13:13 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 129 replies
    BTLD | 2/26/11 | BTLD
    I need some input/help as to what I am going to say and ask when the adult forum at my local church (ELCA) invites a local imam to speak. From last week's bulletin... "A few weeks ago the 7th grade Confirmation class and their parents visited the the Islamic Institute of Minnesota--Al-Salam Mosque in Maplewood. The gentleman who spoke to the group was so informative that it was suggested that he speak during the Adult Education time this Sunday. Samir Saikali, acting Imam will be speaking on “What Everyone Should Know About Islam and Muslims.” It will be a presentation...
  • Florida university lets imam who was involved with ’93 WTC bombing speak

    02/26/2011 4:08:13 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 14 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 26, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Florida university lets imam who was involved with ’93 WTC bombing speak. A radical Muslim imam who was named as an unindicted coconspirator in the 1993 WTC bombing spoke last night at the University of Central Florida, a guest of the Muslim Student Association’s Islam Awareness Month celebrations. Despite complaints all week long, UCF did not ban the terror-supporting imam from speaking and instead bowed down to the pressure from its Muslim Student Association and its schedule of events for this month. Imam Siraj Wahhaj is an African-American convert to Islam, who has been criticized repeatedly for being a hatemonger...
  • Do You Believe Obama Was Born in the U.S.? (Poll)

    02/16/2011 3:54:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Sodahead News ^ | February 16, 2011
    Yes No Undecided (Please leave a comment) Birthers could decide who wins the GOP presidential primary. According to a Public Policy poll, a majority of national GOP primary voters believe that President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. This segment of Republican likely voters also overwhelmingly, at 83 percent, support Sarah Palin for president. "Any thought that the birther theory has been put to rest can be thrown out the window with this poll," said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. "That view is still widely held in Republican circles." Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee still heads...
  • I am the Infidel (that your Imam warned about)

    02/10/2011 12:19:46 PM PST · by WriteStuff · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Across the Back Fence ^ | 02/10/2011 | Todd Fitchette
    Political correctness has placed us on a dangerous slippery slope as Islam becomes the religion du jour in America. Already children in public schools are being taught the religious Pillars of Islam and are given assignments to test their sensitivity to the so-called religion of peace. Yet because of the twisted opinions of a few, what people like to trumpet as the “separation of church and state” prohibits teaching the Beatitudes and 10 Commandments in those same schools. Both are religions — Islam and Christianity — yet one is prohibited, even though our nation was founded on it and most...
  • Hannity calls British imam a sick, miserable and evil SOB—on the air

    02/03/2011 4:07:17 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 76 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 3, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Hannity calls British imam a sick, miserable and evil SOB—on the air. On last night’s Hannity, Sean got himself into a regular old shootout with a radical British imam who believes in Sharia Law, wants the United Kingdom to become subjected to Sharia Law, and regularly praises Osama bin Laden. In light of the possibility of the Muslim Brotherhood taking over in Egypt, having a radical Muslim imam on for a shootout was more than appropriate. The heated shootout took up two segments on the Hannity show, and for those disappointed, at times, in Sean’s debating prowess, he redeemed himself...
  • Muslim imam, given award by Princess Anne, facing jail for raping boy, 12, at mosque

    02/02/2011 12:48:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/2/11 | Staff
    A Muslim cleric, once decorated by Buckingham Palace, is facing jail after being convicted of 'preying on' and 'abusing' two boys at his mosque. Mohammed Hanif Khan, 42, one of Britain's most influential imams, became the first ever full-time Islamic minister in the history of the British prison service in 2001. Highly respected, in 2004 he visited the Palace to receive a Butlers' Trust Award from Princess Anne for his work in diversity. Under his grand title of Sheik Mohammed Hanif Haqqani Kareemi he led prayers and gave Islamic education to boys.
  • Gay people were probably abused as children', says Ground Zero mosque's new imam

    01/31/2011 2:26:17 PM PST · by MNDude · 54 replies
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1352181/Gay-people-probably-abused-children-says
    According to the New York Post Adhami, 44, said being gay was a 'painful trial' which comes as a result of past trauma. He said: 'An enormously overwhelming percentage of people struggle with homosexual feeling because of some form of violent emotional or sexual abuse at some point in their life. A small, tiny percentage of people are born with a natural inclination that they cannot explain. You find this in the animal kingdom at some level as well.' Adhami was named Imam and senior adviser of the proposed mosque by Park51, the organisation behind it. Fred Sainz, a spokesman...
  • Ground Zero imam: 'True' Muslims implement Shariah

    01/30/2011 5:51:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/30/11 | aaron klein
    Tells faithful they must pay 'ultimate price' to see paradise "True" Muslims who enter the highest levels of Muslim paradise are those who pay the ultimate price of sacrifice for the goal of implementing Shariah Islamic law, declared the imam who has become the new face of the proposed Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero in New York City. In a recent mosque sermon obtained by WND, Imam Abdallah Adhami opens with an Islamic prayer declaring the supremacy of Allah over the universe.
  • Gay Advocates Take Issue With Park51 Imam (Ground Zero mosque)

    01/27/2011 11:52:05 AM PST · by La Lydia · 21 replies
    NY1 ^ | January 27, 2010
    The new religious leader at the Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan is raising eyebrows and objections from gay advocates over his views on homosexuality...A fight over the planned Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan centers around its location of being two blocks from the World Trade Center site. But now the controversy is broadening as some gay advocates are airing concerns about the new imam who's joined the project. In a lecture Imam Abdallah Adhami sells on the Internet, he offers the following explanation for the existence of homosexuality: "An enormously, overwhelming percentage of people struggle with homosexual feeling...
  • British imam raped boy many times in mosque over three-month period

    01/13/2011 4:08:43 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 13, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    British imam raped boy many times in mosque over three-month period. A prominent imam, who is said to have been regarded as someone very powerful in his local Muslim community of Sheffield, is finally going to trial for raping, attempting to rape, and also for sexual activity with a male child for three months in July to October 2009. 42-year-old Mohammed Hanif Khan is also charged with attempting to rape the young boy’s slightly older, 15-year-old cousin over the same period of time. In an appearance at Nottingham’s Crown Court yesterday, Khan entered not guilty pleas to all eight charges...
  • Imam of Ground Zero mosque to launch tour to pressure Americans to accept mosque

    12/25/2010 4:35:26 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 25, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Imam of Ground Zero mosque to launch tour to pressure Americans to accept mosque. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has plans to embark on a months-long speaking tour designed to pressure Americans into accepting his Cordoba House mosque project. The tour will kick off next month in January 2011 and hit 12 media markets throughout the remainder of the year. News of this only broke on Wednesday, as most Americans were preparing to celebrate Christmas, when Rauf gave an interview to the New York Times. News of his plans were further confirmed by his spokesperson only yesterday, again, when most Americans...
  • Judicial Watch Sues Mayor Bloomberg’s Office for Ground Zero Mosque Documents

    12/09/2010 11:29:51 AM PST · by La Lydia · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 9, 2010
    Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a petition with the New York State Supreme Court to compel New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office to comply with a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request regarding contacts between the Mayor’s office, Ground Zero Mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, and controversial Muslim organizations. Judicial Watch is seeking the following information pursuant to its open records request filed on August 9, 2010: a. All records of communication between the Office of the Mayor and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf concerning the Cordoba Initiative’s proposed Cordoba House project. b. All records of communication...
  • Muslim imam who lectures on non-violence in Germany is arrested for beating up his wife

    12/02/2010 8:06:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/2/10 | Allan Hall
    A Muslim imam who lectures on non-violence and advises the German government on interfaith issues has been arrested in Germany for beating up his wife. Sheikh Abu Adam, 40, is now on remand in Munich while his wife, 31, is being guarded by police. She was allegedly assaulted so badly that she suffered a broken nose and shoulder and numerous cuts and bruises.Media reports claimed the woman, who has borne one of his ten children, wanted to live a more 'western' lifestyle and was allegedly attacked after telling her husband.
  • Munich: Imam Arrested For Breaking the Bones of His (Third) Wife

    12/01/2010 3:43:08 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    via the Bavarian broadcast ^ | December 1, 2010 | sheikyermami
    the well-known Imam of Munich’s Darul Quran mosque is in jail for beating one of his wives severely, in fact so bad that she sustained several broken bones. A police spokesman confirmed a report from the Bavarian broadcast (BR) on Tuesday evening in Munich.... the Islamic clergyman, who preaches publicly again and again against domestic violence and against jihad, was considered a gladly seen guest with the integration/multiculti-interfaith- rounds organized by well known social engineers . One week before his arrest he held a speech at the Catholic University Municipality of Munich.
  • Ground Zero mosque developers apply for federal grant: report

    11/22/2010 10:59:33 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 64 replies
    nypost.com ^ | November 22 | POST STAFF REPORT
    The developers behind the proposed Ground Zero mosque have applied for about $5 million in federal grant money set aside for redeveloping downtown Manhattan after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to a new report. The application was submitted as a "community and cultural enhancement" grant, which is a program run by the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corp. Developer Sharif El-Gamal discussed the grant proposal in recent closed-door meetings, according to The Daily Beast. The revelation that the developers have asked for this grant could reignite outrage about the mosque's proposed location.
  • Mosque Money Shocker (Outrage; unmitigated gall)

    11/22/2010 6:48:33 AM PST · by La Lydia · 47 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 23, 2010 | John Avalon
    Developers of the controversial Park51 Islamic community center and mosque located two blocks from Ground Zero earlier this month applied for roughly $5 million in federal grant money set aside for the redevelopment of lower Manhattan after the attacks of September 11th, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter. The audacious move stands to reignite the embers of a divisive debate that dominated headlines surrounding the ninth anniversary of the attacks this fall, say people vested in the issue. The application was submitted under a “community and cultural enhancement” grant program administered by the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment...
  • Statement by the President on Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha

    11/15/2010 4:26:09 PM PST · by omega4179 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 11/15/2010 | wh press secretary
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 15, 2010 Statement by the President on Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha Michelle and I extend our greetings for a happy Eid-ul-Adha to Muslims worldwide and wish safe travels to those performing Hajj. This year, nearly three million pilgrims from more than 160 countries - including the United States - have gathered in Mecca and neighboring sites to perform the Hajj rituals and stand together in prayer. On Eid, Muslims around the world will commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, and distribute food to those less fortunate - a...
  • Ground Zero imam's Union City building put into 'custodial receivership' - bedbugs, other issues

    11/14/2010 9:54:38 AM PST · by opentalk · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Jersey Journal ^ | November 13, 2010 | Jean-Pierre Mestanza
    The bedbug-infested building owned by the imam embroiled in controversy over his request to build a mosque near the World Trade Center site has been placed into temporary custodial receivership by Hudson County Judge Thomas Olivieri, who cited a lack of improvements as the reason for his decision. According to Tuesday's decision, the custodial receiver, Raymond Bulin, will be in charge of using the October rent money to eliminate bedbugs from four apartments, cap sewer lines in the basement and improve the fire escape ladder. The building, located at 2206 Central Ave., is owned by Feisal Abdul Rauf, who was...
  • NY imam's NJ building in temporary receivership

    11/14/2010 7:21:19 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | November 13, 2010
    A northern New Jersey apartment building owned by the imam planning an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero in New York has been put into temporary custodial receivership. Olivieri's decision means the tenants October rent payments will be used to eliminate bedbugs from four apartments, cap sewer lines in the basement and ...
  • The 3 mosque-teers - Mike, GZ imam & Arianna in 'holy' alliance

    11/01/2010 11:54:17 AM PDT · by opentalk · 6 replies · 1+ views
    NewYork Post ^ | October 29, 2010 | NewYork Post
    So what exactly is their, um, "Game"? Mayor Bloomberg and Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam behind the hugely controversial Ground Zero mosque, were all smiles last night as they posed with lefty blogger Arianna Huffington, who anointed them both "Game Changers." They were among the guests Huffington hosted at the Skylight Studio in SoHo at her party honoring "100 innovators, visionaries and leaders." If one picture is worth a thousand words, this one -- the first of the three of them together -- raises at least as many questions. Reporters were kept far away from the guests, so no one...
  • Saudi Prince Urges Ground Zero Mosque Be Moved (Says Imam Should 'Defer' to Opinion of NYers))

    10/29/2010 10:42:45 AM PDT · by Justaham · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10-28-10 | CINDY E. RODRIGUEZ
    A billionaire Saudi prince who has been a prime backer of the Ground Zero mosque imam is urging that the controversial Islamic center be built elsewhere. "Those people behind the mosque have to respect, have to appreciate and have to defer to the people of New York," Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said in an interview with the Dubai-based Arabian Business magazine. "The wound is still there. Just because the wound is healing you can't say, 'Let's just go back to where we were pre-9/11.'" Alwaleed also said in the interview that Muslims in New York should consider a more "dignified"...
  • Saudi prince backs moving planned NYC mosque (Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says "Move the mosque")

    10/28/2010 2:56:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A Saudi prince who has aided the imam spearheading a proposed Islamic center near New York's ground zero is appealing for another site not associated with the "wound" of the Sept. 11 attacks, a report said Thursday. In interview excerpts published by the Dubai-based Arabian Business magazine, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was quoted as saying that moving the planned mosque, health club and cultural center would respect the memory of those killed in the 2001 attacks and allow American Muslims to choose a more suitable location. The comments are reportedly the prince's first public views...
  • Arlington imam, wife accused of marrying others to get U.S. citizenship

    10/19/2010 9:11:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/19/10 | JASON TRAHAN
    A prominent Islamic scholar who has battled accusations of extremist beliefs has been arrested along with his wife on federal charges that they married other people to get U.S. citizenship. Ibrahim Abdelrahman Dremali and Safaa Rashad Eissa were arrested by immigration agents, Arlington police and the FBI on Oct. 6 on a warrant out of Des Moines, Iowa. They were released on their own recognizance after appearing before a federal judge in Fort Worth the same day. They are scheduled to enter pleas Nov. 12 in Iowa on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States, which can carry